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FREETake Me Home VOL. 13, NO. 2 JANUARY 17, 2014From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Three Performances Planned Of Mrs. Edisons Hymn SingCelebrate the Edison Festival of Light and help feed the hungry by attending Mrs. Edisons Hymn Sing on Tuesday, February 4 at the First Presbyterian Church in downtown Fort Myers, located at the corner of Second Street and Lee Street. Its the 25th anniversary of the hymn sing, which is organized and sponsored by the Galloway Family of Dealerships. Because of the popularity of the event, three performances are planned at 1, 4 and 7 p.m. The doors will open 30 minutes prior to each performance. Admission is free, but because of the increased need for food for the hungry, organizers are requesting that those who attend bring cans of non-perishable food and a cash donation, if possible, to benefit The Soup Kitchen of CCMI (Everyday Marketplace & Caf). More than 4,000 pounds of canned goods were donated at last years Mrs. Edisons Hymn Sing. We need to help The Soup Kitchen by donating as much canned goods and cash donations as we can to help families through this prolonged recession, said Sam Galloway, Jr., founder of Mrs. Edisons Hymn Sing. CCMI provided food and other services to 10,250 people last year. There are even more families who need our help. Do what God would want you to continued on page 5Kiwanis Taste Of Pine Island Set For January 25-26The Kiwanis Club of Greater Pine Island will hold the annual Taste of Pine Island on Saturday, January 25 from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Sunday, January 26 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. The event will take place at Phillips Park, 5675 Sesame Drive, Bokeelia. Single day tickets are $8 and children 10 and under are admitted free. Event planners expect over 5,000 in attendance per day. The Taste of Pine Island will feature over 100 food and craft vendors. The live entertainment on Saturday will be Strange Arrangement (11:30 a.m.to 1 p.m.); Wild continued on page 24 Saturday Art Fair The sidewalks of First Street will be full of art and craft vendors on Saturday, January 18 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with over 35 local vendors selling their original art, unique jewelry, photography, stained glass, fused glass, upcycled art, pottery and blown glass in downtown Fort Myers. Art vendors will set up on the First Street sidewalks from Jackson to Dean streets. The fair is held on the third Saturday of each month. Event organizers are always looking for creative artists to join the fair. They may contact Claudia at cgoode@ actabuse.com or call Arts for ACT Gallery at 337-5050 to secure a space. ACT provides accommodations, including American Sign Language interpreters, assistive listening devices, alternative formats of printed materials and real-time captioning upon request for persons who are deaf, hard of hearing or are living with disabilities. To ensure accommodations, make a request within seven days prior to the event to jbenton@actabuse.com. Frogs All You Need Is Love Artwork inspired by The Beatles Mina Edison Strange Arrangement performing


THE RIVER JANUARY 17, 20142 Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now: Signs Of The Times by Gerri Reaves, PhDCommercial signs serve many purposes beyond merely putting a label on a business. Sometimes they rise to the level of art or become an icon or landmark. Rarity or the nostalgia factor can endow great value on a vintage sign, even though it is artistically unremarkable and was originally cheap to produce. All of the signs pictured here have vanished from the downtown landscape, taking with them a bit of local history. But memories of the places they once marked remain. The sign pointing the way to the reception area for Drs. Bostelman and Bartleson recalls a long-running medical partnership. Dr. Ernest S. Bostelman moved into the Pythian (now Richards) Building on Hendry Street soon after it was built in 1923. In 1935, Dr. Fred Bartleson joined his practice to form Bostelman & Bartleson. The building was a veritable medical center between Main and Second Streets, for several other physicians, as well as dentists and a dental laboratory, had offices there too. Although Bostelman and Bartleson vacated the building long ago, today it is home to a variety of professional offices. The Snack House sign makes one ponder the rising cost of living. Imagine a breakfast of bacon or sausage, two eggs, buttered toast, and coffee or tea for only 95 cents. But a handwritten reminder on the back of the sign shows that cost increases were a reality even years ago when this meal was on offer: Take off ham and change to 95 cents from 90. But food wasnt the only reason droves of customers patronized the Snack House. Opened on October 31, 1949 in the Post Office Arcade (aka Collier Arcade) on Broadway, it was one of the most popular hangouts Fort Myers ever had. Everyone from realtors, lawyers, and artists to politicians and business people wheeled, dealed, and socialized. High-school students ended up there after dates and ballgames. Many locals still lament the day it closed in May 1993, but this sign helps to bring it all back. Peters La Cuisines faded carrot-themed sign disappeared only recently from the east side of the historic Towles Building on Bay Street at Bayview Court. During its early years and through the Great Depression, the 1925 red-brick building counted among its tenants a billiard palace, a social club, the Elks Club Caf, and Betty Satchells Dancing Studio. However, it is remembered best as a restaurant location with a rooftop bar, which it is today. Many people still remember Peters La Cuisine restaurant and cabarets roof topcontinued on page 4 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 2014 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 Kristy 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 Peters La Cuisine sign on Bay Street, pictured in 2009, remained on Bay Streets Towles Building until recently photos by Gerri Reaves Sensibly priced breakfasts were not the only reason locals loved the Snack House in the arcade on Broadway Dr. Ernest Bostelman and Dr. Fred Bartleson had a medical practice in the Richards Building on Hendry Street


3 THE RIVER JANUARY 17, 2014 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 Fort Myers Public Art: Siren Statue Finds A New Homeby Tom HallSince 1961, a finely-sculpted Italian marble sculpture by the name of Lorelei has graced the front entry of the Fort Myers-Lee County Library on Jackson Street. But when the library moved to its new 40,000-square-foot quarters at the corner of First and Royal Palm Boulevard, Lorelei was left behind. Headless and in need of significant repairs and conservation, it seemed for a time that the woeful German siren might be sold, or even abandoned. But the firm of Flint & Doyle has moved Lorelei gratis to her new home in the Berne Davis Garden at the Fort MyersLee County Garden Council. When we read about Loreleis plight in The River Weekly, we knew we had to do something, said Kay Holloway, as she and a group of garden council members waited anxiously for the four-man Flint & Doyle crew to expertly unload the five-foot tall sculpture from the flatbed truck on which the statue made the short trip from Jackson to Virginia Street. We are over-the-top excited to bring her here, added Second Vice-President Sandy Kavouras. It feels like shes finally coming home. Lorelei never actually spent time on the Garden Council grounds, but she did reside in the well-tended garden of Evelyn D. Rea from 1930 until a short time after Reas death in 1959. A member of the Periwinkle Garden Club, Rea maintained a well-tended garden at her residence on the Caloosahatchee River not far from the garden council grounds. The oldest garden club in Lee County, the Periwinkle was Mina Edisons garden club, and she and husband Thomas were among the first guests to admire the sculpture after Rea installed Lorelei at her home following her return from Italy, where she found and purchased the sculpture that was created near Rome in 1880 by Boston-born artist Emma Elisabeth Phinney. The Periwinkle was one of nine garden clubs that banded together in 1957 to form the Fort Myers-Lee County Garden Council. Today, it is one of the councils 20-member garden clubs, eight plant societies and two affiliates which, together, boast more than 1,800 individual members throughout Southwest Florida. The council moved to its current location on Virginia in 2007 compliments of a long-term lease from the City of Fort Myers. Now the garden ouncil is returning the favor, assuming responsibility for Loreleis custody, conservation and care. Had the garden council not stepped forward to offer Lorelei a fencedin new home, the city might have been compelled to de-assession the piece from its public art collection because it does not have the money needed to properly repair and maintain the 133-year-old white marble sculpture. Last March, the citys Public Art Committee hired a conservator to examine Lorelei and tell them what it would cost to replace her missing head, left elbow and toes, which were lost when the statue was damaged by one or more vandals on the night of October 29, 1997. The culprits were never caught, and the missing pieces have never resurfaced. Replacing the head could cost between $5,000 and $10,000 depending upon whether ceramic or marble is used. But conservators Rosa Lowinger and Laruen Hall dont think the missing body parts should be replaced because the vandalism is now part of the sculptures history. We agree, said garden council President Debbie Wyatt-Stotter. Shes beautiful just the way she is. Well, almost. Lowinger and Hall emphatically recommended that the sculpture be cleaned and the marble stabilized. Moisture from the plants that surrounded her in the landscaping bed in front of the old library, UV damage from direct sunlight and exposure to more than half a century of wind and rain have caused the marble to flake. The resulting spalling can be treated through injection and other repair methods (at a cost more than $6,000). But the repairs will only be a temporary fix unless the garden club also takes measures to protect Lorelei from the direct sunlight, rain, leaching from standing water, and wind. For now, Lorelei stands in full sunlight in the councils hibiscus garden. To protect the statue from future environmental damage, they will either need to move her indoors or cover the sculpture and surround the plinth on which she stands with river rock that promotes drainage of stormwater away from the delicate marble all of which entails further significant cost. But Wyatt-Stotter, Holloway and Kovouras seem committed to provide what she needs so that she can be enjoyed for generations to come at her new home. The Fort Myers-Lee County Garden Council is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays. Lorelei will be officially re-dedicated and presented to the public and Garden Council members from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, February 18. The gardens are located at 2166 Virginia Avenue (off McGregor Boulevard), Fort Myers. For more information, call 332-4942 or visit www.fmlcgardencouncil.com. An arts advocate, Tom Hall guides weekly walking tours of the River Districts public art collection in Fort Myers. For more information, go to truetours.net. Lorelei at her new home at the Berne Davis Garden at the Fort Myers-Lee County Garden Council, which spearheaded her rescue. 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THE RIVER JANUARY 17, 20144 Tea By The Sea At Ostego BayOstego Bays annual Tea By The Sea and Fashion Show is scheduled for Saturday, February 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. It will be held at 700 Fishermans Wharf, San Carlos Island, down on the docks, under the sky bridge. A donation of $20 per person is suggested or $75.00 for a table of four. This includes tea, lunch, raffles, and door prizes. Attendees are encouraged to wear their favorite tea party hat. Volunteers are needed to decorate some of the tables. For tickets call 765-8101. All proceeds will benefit the Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center. Ostego Bay also offers a Commercial Fishing Fleet Tour of San Carlos Island every Wednesday at 9 a.m. This 3-hour guided tour includes a 1-hour tour of the Marine Science Center and a 1 -hour guided tour of the commercial fishing operations, including Erickson & Jensen Supply House and Trico Shrimp Company. Attendees see how the boats are unloaded, the trawl doors are built, the shrimp nets are handsewn, the seafood is processed and other important factors in this unique industry. The cost is $15 per adult and $10 for children over six years of age. Reservations are required. Call 765-8101 for reservations. The Ostego Bay Foundation is a 501c(3) non-profit organization with the Marine Science Center providing interactive educational experiences for all. Edison Science And Inventors FairOn Saturday, January 25, more than 700 students will participate in one of the signature Edison Festival of Light events, The Thomas Alva Edison Kiwanis Science and Engineering Fair and Inventors Fair. Florida Power and Light will host Discovery Village, a free interactive festival in its own right complete with trucks, local agency exhibits, games and STEM related information beginning at 11 a.m. The festival will be held along Edwards Drive and in Centennial Park with entertainment on the community stage. The Inventors Fair is open to the public between 1:30 and 4 p.m. and the Science Fair from approximately 2 to 5 p.m. Both involve public, private and home-schooled students from Southwest Florida who will compete at Harborside Convention Center for more than $900,000 in scholarships from local universities and colleges. The fairs showcase more than 400 science fair projects and approximately 300 ingenious inventions. The Edison Festival of Light is one of Southwest Floridas largest celebrations of Thomas A. Edison. The regional science and inventors fairs carry on the inventive spirit that helped Edison bring more than 1,000 patented inventions to the world. From page 2Signs Of The Timesview and trendy food in the 1990s. It followed a long list of predecessors: the Dew Drop Inn and Vics in the 1950s, May Hendrys Bay Caf well into the 1970s, followed by Larrys Caf in the 1980s. And then, many diners will remember Harolds on Bay of only a several years ago. Take a tour of downtown and take note of the current signs, for the next time you look, they might not be there. Want to learn more about local history? Visit the Southwest Florida Museum of History at 2031 Jackson Street. For information, call 321-7430 or go to museumofhistory.org. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Follow-up with a trip to the Southwest Florida Historical Societys research center, where you can see the signs that once graced Bostelman and Bartlesons office and the Snack House. The all-volunteer non-profit organization is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard on the campus of the Lee County Alliance for the Arts. Contact the society at 939-4044, or visit on Wednesday or Saturday between 9 a.m. and noon. Sources: The archives of the Southwest Florida Historical Society and The Story of Fort Myers by Karl H. Grismer. Chefs Cooking For KidsBig Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast has announced that the 2nd annual Chefs Cooking For Kids will be held Thursday, April 24 at The Club at Grandezza from 6 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $75 per person or $600 for a table of eight. The culinary extravaganza will feature top local chefs who will showcase their culinary specialties as well as cocktails, music, silent and live auctions and camaraderie benefiting a great cause, one-toone mentoring programs for the children of Lee County. Gulfcoast Coin & Jewelry, LLC is a title sponsor and co-owner Mike Joyce will serve as the auctioneer. Several unique items will be included in the live auction, including pieces of fine jewelry to raise money for the cause. The Club at Grandezza is located at 11481 Grande Oak Boulevard in Estero. For further information, reservations, sponsorships or how to be a guest chef de cuisine, contact Angela Melvin at 288-4224, amelvin@bbbssun.org or visit www.bbbssun.org and click on events. Gulf Coast Writers MeetingOn Saturday, January 18, the Gulf Coast Writers Association will meet at Zion Lutheran Church from 10 a.m. to noon. The speaker is Mark Wayne Adams on the topic, Is a Picture Worth a Thousand Words? He will cover the importance of cover art, how to work with an illustrator (including costs), rights needed for reproduction and an overview of services provided by professional illustrators. Born in Dawson Springs, Kentucky, Adams graduated college with a BFA in drawing from Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky. He then moved to Central Florida and has called Florida home for over 20 years. His work experience includes Walt Disney World Company, SeaWorld Orlando, art director for GSI Architectural Sign Company, and store manager for Sprint Print, Inc. Adams is now CEO of Mark Wayne Adams, Inc. and serves as VP of communication for the Florida Authors and Publishers Association. He has illustrated over 30 childrens books in six years, winning numerous childrens book awards. An unexpected reward in his publishing journey has been public speaking. Admission for members and first time visitors is free; guests, $5. Zion Lutheran Church is at 7401 Winkler Road, Fort Myers. Visit Gulf Coast Writers Association at www.gulfwriters.org for mosre information. 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5 THE RIVER JANUARY 17, 2014 FREE MARINA DOCKAGE with Dock Attendants Assistance Nellies Upstairs Waterside Bar Where its Happy Hour all the time!!! Snacks in Between11am-10pmwww.nervousnellies.net Make sure you pick up a Nellies discount card come in six times and get a FREE meal From page 1Mrs. Edisons Hymn Singdo and give what you can, said Rev. Paul deJong of First Presbyterian Church. CCMI was started by First Presbyterian Church in 1984 to help alleviate hunger and suffering in Lee County. The church has continued to support its ministry there by providing volunteers in The Soup Kitchen and delivering hot meals to home-bound seniors. Galloway, who originated the hymn sing in 1989, said he wanted to do something to honor Mrs. Mina Edison during the Edison Festival celebration. We hear a great deal about the wonderful work of Thomas Alva Edison, but we dont do a lot to honor his wife who also volunteered a great deal of her time and talent to making Fort Myers what it is today. This hymn sing is a way to honor her good work, too, Galloway said. This years event will feature the First Presbyterian Sanctuary Choir and many other singers, including members of the Mastersingers, guest soloists, along with a piano-organ combination. Mrs. Edisons Hymn Sing is the first of three hymn sings held annually. The other two are A Midsummer Nights Sing in July and the very popular Holiday Carol Sing in December. All three events benefit The Soup Kitchen of CCMI, which was started by First Presbyterian Church in 1984 to help alleviate hunger and suffering in Lee County. CCMI 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 14,000 meals each month through their Everyday Caf and Marketplace (The Soup Kitchen) and Home Delivered Meals programs. CCMI also offers homeless and comprehensive case management services through the Cape Coral United Way Resource House and oversees an emergency mobile food pantry. For more information or directions to the church, call 334-2261 or visit www. fpcfortmyers.org. For more information about CCMI, call 332-SOUP or visit www.ccmileecounty.com. From page 1Saturday Art Fairdevices, alternative formats of printed materials and real-time captioning upon request for persons who are deaf, hard of hearing or are living with disabilities. To ensure accommodations, please make your request within seven days prior to the event to jbenton@actabuse.com. Stained glass at First Presbyterian ChurchScale Rails Clinic Line-Up For 2014Scale Rails of Southwest Florida holds clinics for the public January through March each year. The clinics take place in the organizations facility, referred to as the depot, at 1262 Piney Road in North Fort Myers starting at 10 a.m. and lasting from one to one-and-a-half hours. After the clinic attendees are invited to tour the depot to see the modeling work members have accomplished. For 2014 Scale Rails plans the following clinic topics: January 18, Modeling Tips and Tools January 25, Scratch Building February 1, Weathering February 8, Locomotive Maintenance February 15, Make Trees March 1, Central Florida Prototypes March 8, DCC Basics March 22, Cheap or Unusual Modeling Techniques March 29, ATSF Convention highlights April 5, Layout Tours Scale Rails is a Florida nonprofit corporation and an IRS designated 501(c) 3 charitable, educational organization. It works to depict how the railroads used to be in order to inform the public about some of the history of railroading and how to model that history. For further information, call Peter Gross at 731-3645.


THE RIVER JANUARY 17, 20146 New Guide Dog PuppyThe Calendar Girls have introduced their newest sponsored puppy, CG. She will be raised in Southwest Florida, doing her puppy training in downtown Fort Myers over the next year before she returns to Southeastern Guide Dog School. Since 2006 the Calendar Girls have sponsored 12 guide dog puppies for the Paws for Patriots program of Southeastern Guide Dogs through their appearances at events throughout the region. The program provides guide dogs and veteran assistant dogs for blinded and wounded veterans. Craft SalePalmetto Palms RV Resort will hold a Craft and White Elephant Sale on Saturday, January 18 from 8 a.m. to noon. The RV resort is located at 19681 Summerlin Road in Fort Myers. Coffee and doughnuts will be available. The public is invited to attend this sale. Additional information can be obtained by calling Marge Gregg at 466-5331. Greeters Club Doug MacGregor, well-known cartoonist, writer and illustrator of six childrens books and coordinator for the Arts in Healthcare program, will be the guest speaker at the Greeters Club February 20 luncheon. Arts in Healthcare brings art and music to patients and families within the Lee Memorial Health System. Originally from Binghamton, New York, McGregor has lived in Southwest Florida since 1988. No stranger to the local music scene, he also plays harmonica in various blues bands. Lunch is $20 and non-members are welcome to attend to learn more about the Greeters, who are Lee County women. Email greetersclub@gmail.com and provide name, email address and phone number. Luncheons are held on the third Thursday of the month at 11:30 a.m. at Colonial Country Club, 9181 Independence Way, Fort Myers. Casino Day TripLake Kennedy Senior Centers Kennedy Kruisers have planned a gaming cruise on February 6 aboard the Big M from Fort Myers Beach. The 162-foot gambling ship offers slot machines and table games. A buffet lunch is included in the $25 member price. Non-members pay $30. Contact the center at 574-0575 to register. Goodwill To Open In LehighGoodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc. is celebrating the grand opening of the Goodwill Retail & Donation Center in Lehigh Acres on January 17. The store, at 2825 Lee Boulevard, will open at 9 a.m., immediately following an 8:45 a.m. ribbon cutting. The store, which created 24 new jobs for the company, will offer over 13,000 square feet of retail space. The previous Goodwill store in Lehigh had about 3,000 square feet. The store will also have a Job-Link Center, which will open at a later date, to assist people with everything from resume creation to job placement. North Fort Myers Flea MarketThe North Fort Myers Community Center will be hosting a flea market outdoors under two pavilions and on the football field on Saturday February 8 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Six-foot-long tables will be available to rent for $10 each under the pavilions and for $5 each on the football field Registration is required to guarantee tables or spots. Call 533-7205. The community center is located behind the North Fort Myers Library at 2000 North Recreation Park Way. Solid Waste Holiday ScheduleThe City of Fort Myers Utilities and Solid Waste Division will observe the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday on Monday, January 20. The Utilities Payment Center and all city offices will be closed that day. However, there will be no change in garbage collection. All trash, recycling, horticultural and bulk pick up will be collected as regularly scheduled. If you have any questions concerning your service, contact the Solid Waste Division at 321-8050. CG is now in training as a guide dog for a veteran Sanibel 1025 Periwinkle Way Mon Sat. 10 5Evenings & Sundays by appointment 579.0412 Naples & Fort MyeLIMITED TIME SAVINGS ON SELECT ITEMS! if you havent seen us lately, you havent seen us. Distinctl norris.comCOMPLETE DESIGNER CONDO PACKAGES In your choice of custom fabrics and nishes. STARTING AT $11,999


7 THE RIVER JANUARY 17, 2014 Brattas serves fresh made-to-order food in an inviting atmosphere featuring live music nightly. The two for $20 menu is served all day Sunday to Thursday. Happy Hour is daily from 4 to 6:30 p.m. with drink and appetizer specials. Filet Napoleon, Taylor Street baked ziti and fresh bruschetta are a few favorites on the restaurants daily menu. Lobster tail and Chilean sea bass is served on the weekends. 12984 S. Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers. Call 433-4449. 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 theme 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 ten years and its enduring popularity is a testament to its exceptional, friendly service. 1520 Broadway #106, Fort Myers. Call 334-6991. Where can you go when youre in the moo-d for some great cookin, local fun and prices that wont make you lose the farm? Try Island Cow on Sanibel. Island Cow is an airy bistro with french doors leading out to the front and back patios. It is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dine under the stars while you listen to live music on one of Sanibels al fresco eating porches. 2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Call 472-0606. With casual dining and live music in a charming atmosphere, The Morgan House has been a Fort Myers institution since 1923. 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. 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. Live music. Happy hour all day. Grab a bite to eat or drink and 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. Whether you arrive by land or sea, parking for patrons of Nellies and Uglys is free. The GPS coordinates are 26.41 N 81.18 W. 1131 First Street, Fort Myers Beach at the historic Fort Myers Beach Seaport. 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 BRATTAS RISTORANTE Sanibels Island Cow: Corona and crayons are a great combination ISLAND COW lic no. MV 81675239-267-2556Service that Speaks for Itself Ich spreche Deutsch OPEN MON-FRI 9AM 5:30PMSAT & SUN: BY APPT. 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THE RIVER JANUARY 17, 20148 Along The RiverNervous Nellies Crazy Waterfront Eatery in Fort Myers Beach is a casual restaurant with a fun-loving staff. It boasts a large selection of appetizers, fresh seafood, sandwiches and entres. Just upstairs from Nellies is Uglys Waterside Bar, the place where everyone gets prettier. Enjoy happy hour all day, every day at Uglys. Go to Nellies website for a schedule of musicians. While relaxing on Nellies expansive waterfront patio, enjoy the view of the historic Lynx, scheduled to winter at Nellies Snug Harbour thr ough March. Tours are also available that allow visitors to climb aboard and step back in time to relive history and feel the adventure of a vanished age of sail. Whether you arrive by land or sea, parking for patrons of Nellies and Uglys is free. If you are traveling by boat, marine dockage is available at the Snug Harbour Marina with dock attendants assistance. The GPS coordinates are 2627.41 N 81.18 W. Nervous Nellies Crazy Waterfront Eatery is located at 1131 First Street, Fort Myers Beach in the historic Baywalk district. It is open for lunch, dinner and snacks in between. Call 463-8077 or go to www.nervousnellies.net. On Saturdays during winter season, guided nature walks in North Fort Myers are provided by Conservation 20/20 volunteers and IFAS Master Gardeners. Parking is free and no fee or registration is required. Participants are encouraged to bring items such as water, a hat, sunscreen, binoculars, a camera and closed-toed shoes or boots. All walks meet in the parking lots and are scheduled from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Restroom facility are on-site. On January 18, the guided tour is of Wild Turkey Strand, located at 11901 Rod & Gun Club Road, Fort Myers. The trail length is 1.8 miles and the degree of difficulty is moderate. Restroom facilities are on-site. Just south of Lehigh Acres, this 3,137-acre preserve sits atop portions of the former Buckingham Army Air Field, the states largest airfield training base during World War II. Walk a 1.8-mile trail that blends nature and history via boardwalks, observation decks overlooking wetlands and interpretive panels describing the gunnery training that once took place here. Conservation 20/20 is part of Lee County Parks & Recreation. It is located at 10130 Bayshore Road, North Fort Myers. For more information about Saturdays guided nature walk, call 707-0862 or go to www.conservation2020.org. On January 18 and 19, the Riverdale Kiwanis Clubs Medieval Faire returns to Lakes Regional Park in Fort Myers for a second weekend. The event runs from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The festivities include jousting by New Riders of the Golden Age, merchants and artisans, jugglers, magicians, minstrels, live combat chess match, live sword fighting, Medieval arts and crafts, royal court and procession, childrens games and rides, Medieval clothing and weapons, period food and beverages. Adult tickets are $15 and childrens tickets (5 to 11 years old) are $5. Free on-site parking is available. All profits go to the Kiwanis of Riverdale Foundation Fund to support local programs including Thanksgiving baskets for the needy, Christmas dinners, Buckingham Exception School, Orange River Elementary, Sunshine Elementary, school grants and scholarships. Call 839-8036 or go to www.medieval-faire.com. 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 March 19 to 23. TGIM features happy hour at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. The Fort Myers Film Festival is an intelligent independent filmmakers preferred event to create, unite and showcase the finest artistic cinematic works. The festival is known for world-class swagger and support of local filmmakers. The event offers the most vibrant intellectual and edgy crowd to grace Lee County in decades. It has featured over four dozen local filmmakers and is a must attend for cineasts who love indie film and film festivals living in Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties. 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. Every Saturday, Conservation 20/20 offers guided nature walks for all fitness levels photo courtesy of Erin White The historic ship Lynx has returned to its winter home port at Nervous Nellies, Fort Myers Beach Time to Refurnish Your Home or Condo? 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SeriesNewOpportunitiesat Shell Point Shell Points Life Enrichment Series offers the opportunity to discover new things about yourself and the world you live in. Concerts, presentations, lectures, shows, special events, and more! The public is invited and many of these events are FREE! (239) 466-1131 www.shellpoint.org Visit www.shellpoint.org/LES for full listings of this months events! Shell Point Retirement Community is located in Fort Myers, 2 miles before the Sanibel Causeway.Shell Point is a non-profit ministry of The Christian and Mission ary Alliance Foundation 2014 Sh ell Point. All rights reserved. SLS-2637-14Jan 19 to 27Global Impact Week The Village Church has designed a special week of events to encourage our participation in Gods love story. Speakers throughout the week will include Dr. John Corby, former regional director for Europe and the Middle East, and international worker to Gabon; international workers from North and Central Asia and Congo; and Betty Constance, former international worker to South America. The full schedule of events is available at www.shellpoint.org/globalimpact. For more information call 454-2147.Jan 21&29 at 10am & 2pm on Jan 22&28Learn More About Shell Point Join us for a group presentation about the Lifestyle and Lifecare available at Shell Point followed by a narrated bus tour of the community. The presentation will also include information about Shell Points newest neighborhood, The Estuary, which will include 50 residences in a combination of single-family signature homes and twin villa homes, along with a community center and pool. Call 466-1131 or 1-800-780-1131 to reserve your place. Jan 24 Meet the Experts at 10am. Navigating the many decisions involved in determining if assisted living is right for you or your loved one can be difficult. Levels of care, different facilities, quality, and affordability are just some of the factors to consider when selecting an assisted living facility that will ensure optimized quality of life. The Experts at Shell Point can help. Join us for an informational presentation that will answer all of your assisted living questions. Call 454-2077 to reserve your place for this free event. Jan30Shelly Monroe Huang, Bassoonist at 7pm. Praised by the New York Times for playing with superb agility and accuracy and with a full-bodied, chocolaty sound, bassoonist Shelley Monroe Huang performs regularly as a soloist and chamber musician across the United States. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at www.shellpoint.org/ concerts or by calling 454-2067.Feb 6&20A Salute to Shakespeare,Ongoing Series* from 10am to 11:30am. The Academy of Lifelong Learning recognizes the 450th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare with a two-session Salute to Shakespeare. Presented by Ray Boyce, a Shell Point resident who studied Shakespeare at Oxford. Admission is free. Call 489-8472 to reserve your place. *This series will continue in March.Feb 6, Session 1: offers an examination of one of his greatest Tragedies Othello.Feb 20, Session 2: will highlight one of the playwright's Romance plays,a tragicomedy, The Winter's Tale.Feb 10Meet the Shell Point Gift Shop Authors from 10am to 12pm. Meet the authors behind the stories found at the Shell Point Gift Shop. From mystery to intrigue and even cook books, you will find a genre to delight any book lover! Authors will be on hand to personally autograph book purchases made at the Gift Shop (cash or checks only). Guests also have an opportunity to win a gift certificate redeemable at the Shell Point Gift Shop. Several prizes will be given away, but you must be present to win. You won't want to miss your chance to mingle with intellects and dreamers alike! For more information, call (239) 454-2290. FREE UpcomingEvents FREE FREE! FREE9 THE RIVER JANUARY 17, 2014


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. Dean Nastos, Proistamenos 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, 239-463-4251, www.stpeterfmb.com. Sundays 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Holy Communion celebrated in each service. Coffee fellowship between services. SAINT NICHOLAS MONASTERY Church and Bookstore:111 Evergreen Road (southwest corner of Evergreen Road and Gail Street.) Liturgical services conducted in English and Church Slavonic; following the Julian (Old) Calendar. Liturgical Services: Sundays and Holy Days: Hours at 9:30 a.m. Holy Liturgy at 10 a.m. Call to confirm service schedule: 239-997-2847; Bookstore: 239-691-1775 or visit www.saintnicholasmonastery.org. ST. VINCENT DE PAUL CATHOLIC COMMUNITY 13031 Palm Beach Blvd (3 miles east of I75) East Fort Myers (across from Ft Myers Shores) 239 693 0818 Weekday masses: 9 a.m. Tuesday-Friday Weekend masses: 4 p.m. Saturday Sunday 9 & 11 a.m. All Are Welcome! SOUTHWEST BAPTIST CHURCH 16940 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, 454-3336 Robert G. Kasten, Pastor Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m. Nursery available 9:45 a.m. Sunday School for all ages Junior Church grades one to five Wee Church Pre-K to K Evening Service 6 p.m. Wednsday Service 6 p.m. TEMPLE BETHEL SYNAGOGUE 16225 Winkler Rd. 433-0018. Rabbi Jeremy Barras E-mail: rabbi.barras@templebethel.com Cantorial soloist: Lawrence Dermer Temple educator: Dale Cohen, MaEd, RJE Shabbat Services, Friday, 7:30 p.m. Torah Study, Saturday, 9:15 a.m.continued on page 11THE RIVER JANUARY 17, 201410


11 THE RIVER JANUARY 17, 2014 Youre Invited!Center 4 LifeArts & Crafts FairSaturday, February 8, 2014 9 a.m. 2 p.m. Handcrafted items by 40 artists Fabric art, clothing, shell designs Photography, cards, jewelry Chutney, marmalade & pickles Paintings, pottery, glasswork Books by local authors Tropical plants & arrangements Refreshments for saleCenter 4 Life Palm Ridge Road & Library Way Sanibel From page 10Churches/TemplesReligious Education; Sunday School and Midweek classes, Preschool Classes, Monday through Friday Web site: www. templebethel.com Affiliated: Union for Reform Judaism TEMPLE JUDEA (CONSERVATIVE) 14486 A&W Bulb Road, Fort Myers, 433-0201, Rabbi: Rabbi Marc Sack Minyan: Monday at 9 a.m. Religious Education: Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings Services: Friday night at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday morning at 9 a.m. Web site: www.tjswfl.org 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 5612700 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 Sunday Services 9:15 and 11 a.m. Childrens Sunday School 11 a.m. Reverend Jim Rosemergy. Our God is Love, Our religion is Oneness, Our Race is Human. 239-278-1511, www.unityoffortmyers.org. 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. BOBBIE SHARPAlice (Bobbie) Robinson Carpender Sharp, 95, passed away on January 8, 2014 at her villa at Cypress Cove in Fort Myers. She is survived by her daughter Tyrrell Carpender Sharp, of the Stone Cottage, Laughlintown, Pennsylvania, and her cat Cali of Cypress Cove. Bobbie and her late husband Tom moved to Sanibel in 1980. At the time of his death in 2003, they had been married 62 years. Bobbie and Cali moved to Cypress Cove in 2004. While living on Sanibel, Bobbie wrote a weekly cooking column for The Islander newspaper. She was a graduate of the Barnes Foundation School of Horticulture in Merion, Pennsylvania, and also studied at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. While residing in the Philadelphia area, she helped start the sales rental gallery at The Museum of Fine Arts. Bobbie was an ardent traveler going to such countries as Ethiopia, Sri Lanka, Mongolia, Bolivia, etc. Her interest and hobbies were vast: travel, books, theater, gardening, museums, entertaining and horses. The latter she gave up when she moved to Sanibel. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be sent to the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, 3333 SanibelCaptiva Road, Sanibel, FL 33957. Wedding Room Reservations For Valentines DayTraditionally, Valentines Day is the busiest day at the Clerk of Court Recording Office for wedding ceremonies. In 2013, 25 couples chose to get married in the Wedding Room at the Lee County Clerks Recording Office rather than a wedding chapel. For a ceremony fee of $30 (in addition to the $93.50 for the marriage license) the ceremonies can be a cost savings and do not require months of planning, according to Rita Miller, community relations manager. The Wedding Room is usually on a first-come, first-married schedule allowing 15 minutes for each ceremony. In order to accommodate all couples wishing to exchange vows on Valentines Day, Miller strongly advises reservations. You may also request to have your ceremony performed outside, in front of the old courthouse banyan tree, weather permitting. For an optional cost, Smart Start wedding packages are available and include photos, a keepsake certificate and online wedding announcements on the county website. The Recording Office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is located in downtown Fort Myers on the 2nd floor of the Administration Building at 2115 Second Street. To reserve the Wedding Room for Friday February 14, or for more information on fees, Smart Start wedding packages, obtaining a marriage license or the Wedding Room policy, visit www.leeclerk. org/marriage license, call 533-5007 or email Info_Recording@leeclerk.org. Scientist Lectures On Prayer And Healing SolutionsOn Sunday, January 26, Mary Alice Rose will lecture on prayer, healing and solutions at the First Church of Christ, Scientist in Fort Myers. The presentation, entitled The Healing Comforter, begins at 2 p.m. This lecture focuses on Christian Science as the comforter Jesus promised. It addresses praying about extreme events such as terrorism, illness, and so-called natural disasters. It provides examples of prayers during each phase of an event, and ultimately emphasizes preventive prayer and mans God-given right to be free from evil. The lecture provides both a strong response to the claims of evil and a healing, compassionate message to those seeking healing. Roses interest in science and technology led to a 20-year career in different areas of applied physical science. Her work ranged from a meteorologist at the National Severe Storms Laboratory to a manager developing the ground system for the Hubble Space Telescope. In 2002, Rose made the transition from manager, engineer, and earth scientist to the full-time ministry as a Christian Science practitioner. She is now an authorized teacher of this science and a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship. She lives in Brookeville, Maryland. First Church of Christ, Scientist is located at 2390 West First Street, Fort Myers on the corner of McGregor Boulevard. For more information, call 334-6801. Mastersingers To Perform Classics At ConcertFort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers 18-member Chamber Chorus will sing a variety of choral masterpieces at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 28 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Fort Myers Beach. The program incorporates madrigals, folk songs and jazz standards from composers such as Renaissance master Joquin des Prez, Hungarian composer Bela Bartok and American great Cole Porter. Selections include El Grillo by des Prez, four Slavic folk songs by Bartok, Porters You Do Something To Me, Carl Orffs O Fortuna from Carmina Burana, and Danny Boy. Mastersingers performances are sponsored by LAT Foundation. Mary Alice Rose OBITUARY Our email address is press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER JANUARY 17, 201412 ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEADS FACTORY TRAINED MERCURY MARINER JOHNSON EVINRUDE SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I/O'S MERCRUISERCourteous Professional Marine Repair Service Dockside Service Serving Sanibel & Captiva For Life472-3380 466-3344 Your Bottom Call on Paint PricesDave Doane NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEA D S FA C T O RY T R A I N E D MER C U RY MARINER JO HN SO N EVINR U DE S UZUKI YAMAHA O M C I/ O S MER C RU I S E R C ourteous Professional Marine Repair S erv i ce D oc k s i d e S erv i ce S ervin g S anibel & C aptiva For Li f e Y B t t Yo ur Botto m Yo ur B ot to m C Call on Paint Prices Call on Paint Prices Da v e D oa n e 1 Cold Turns On Sheepshead Bite, Turns Off Snookby Capt. Matt MitchellThe series of cold fronts we have experienced over the last few weeks have cooled our water temperatures into the mid 60s. After a warmer than normal December, things out on the water are getting right where they should be for this time of year. We are finally in our normal winter-time fishing pattern and the fish are doing what they should be in the month of January. Cooler water has made all the difference when it comes to our sheepshead fishing. These pre-spawn fish have flooded into the passes and bay in huge numbers. After an outstanding bite on sheepshead last winter, things are not quite that good yet. But as another cold front is forecast for the next week, this bite will only get better as these fish come inshore to spawn. Sheepshead can be found throughout our whole area with docks around the passes and deeper mangrove shorelines being the prime locations to get on this winter staple. When just about every other species of fish shut down due to the passing of a cold front, sheepshead is the go-to species for most anglers. Deeper mangrove creeks and shorelines have also begun to load up with our blue-tailed redfish of winter. For the last few weeks, we have been waiting for this winter time bite to start. What these redfish lack in size they make up for in sheer numbers. Once located, it is not unusual to catch 20-plus redfish out of one spot. Catching larger redfish has been a little tougher, with sand potholes on the shallow grass flats being the best way to target these fish. As the water gets clearer as it cools, sight fishing for these mid-slot-sized fish will really get going. Many of the deeper canals and sheltered black-bottomed creeks have been loading up with snook as these fish look to stay warm right after cold fronts. Bouncing the bottom with either large, hand-picked shrimp rigged on a jig head or working soft plastic jigs are the most productive methods, although often they simply do not feed when you find them stacked up. This catchand-release fishery can be very frustrating as you will see giant snook and not be able to get them to eat anything. A better option is to wait until temperatures begin to warm and target them as they move out of these winter warm water spots to feed. Often during warm sunny days you can find these snook laid out on shallow mangrove shorelines soaking up the warmth of the sun and feeding. Deep mangrove creeks and bays in the fourto six-foot range sheltered in the Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge have been loaded up with trout. During periods of cold weather, trout move into these creeks from the outside flats by the hundreds. Live shrimp under a popping cork rig fished out in the open will catch trout after trout. Most have been right above the 15-inch minimum size. As temperatures warm back up, look for them on the outside grass flats at the mouths of these same creeks. Out on the flats, the clearer the water, generally the better the trout bite will be. Live shrimp is now the bait of choice for inshore anglers. During the next few months, the bait shrimp are large and plentiful and basically the food that all our fish have switched over to. For anglers, this sure makes things easy: simply pick up a hundred or more live shrimp and go fishing. For fisherman who choose to throw artificials, its time to make the switch to a shrimp pattern, too. 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. 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13 THE RIVER JANUARY 17, 2014 CROW Case Of The Week: Brown Pelicansby Patricia MolloyBrown pelicans are spectacular fliers. While awkward and ungainly on land, the large seabirds are champions of the sky, capable of performing dramatic nosedives and low-altitude glides that are the envy of aerobatic daredevils. Their aerial prowess is the reason that a group of brown pelicans is sometimes referred to as a squadron. Although a single adult brown pelican may eat as much as four pounds of fish daily, commercial and sport fishermen do not view the birds as competition because most of their diet has little commercial value. Brown pelicans prefer pigfish, menhaden, silversides and mullet, along with the occasional prawn. Not only are they the only pelicans that plunge-dive to catch prey, they are also the smallest of the species. Adults have few natural predators, making fishing injuries one of the greatest threats to the seabirds. As the new year began, there were seven brown pelicans (Pelecanus occidentalis) in CROWs ICU, of which four required surgery to remove fish hooks and lines. After surgery, it can take six weeks or more for a pelican to recover from hook and line injuries. Proper Fishing Etiquette To Minimize Negative Impact On The EnvironmentIf you are fishing off the shore, always pick up any monofilament line and dispose of it properly. Monofilament line can cut deeply when if it becomes tangled around the legs, wings or neck of a pelican. As tempting as it may be to interact with the delightfully photogenic birds, resist the temptation. Pelicans that become accustomed to hand-outs from people lose their fear quickly and become beggars. The more they hang around people, the more likely they are to get hooked. Be respectful and responsible. Many of the wildlife patients at CROW are admitted after being injured or sickened by reckless human behavior. Keep your days catch in a properly sealed container and dispose of cleaned fish carcasses in authorized areas. And avoid casting near trees. If you do accidentally hook a pelican, do not cut the line. If you feel confident that you will not injure the bird or yourself, carefully remove the hook. If you cannot safely remove it, contact a First Responder at CROW immediately. CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from our local area. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to P.O. Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit www.crowclinic.org. A brown pelican, patient #3272, takes a moment to stretch its wings before breakfast. It was admitted to the wildlife clinic after swallowing a fishhook. Complete DO-IT-YOURSELFBoat Parts Store Additional Locations: 1156 N. Tamiami Trail in North Fort Myers Call 997-5777 2397 Davis Blvd in Naples Call 793-5800 Hours:8am -5:30pm Mon-SatMarine Trading Post15600 San Carlos Blvd, Unit 170, Ft Myers (Beside Big Lots)Call 437-7475 3-Rod Holder$9.99 Filet Table$59.99 $79 Props$99 SteeleProps$99


THE RIVER JANUARY 17, 201414 Plant SmartSelloumby Gerri ReavesSelloum (Philodendron selloum) is one of more than 200 hundred species and hybrids of philodendron, many of which grow in Florida. If the name philodendron evokes images of the common vine in a pot, think again. This large-scale shrub native to the rainforests of South America makes a bold statement, whether as an ornamental or a container plant. When the foliage becomes heavy enough, the plant topples, and its trunk snakes along the ground, eventually reaching upward again to form a canopy. It is often pruned into tree shape, thus another common name, tree philodendron. With a rounded spread of 10 to 15 feet, a height of up to 12 feet, and a trunk of several feet, this fast-growing evergreen will fill landscape space. It works well in group plantings or as a background or solitary specimen. The coarse arrow-shaped leaves are up to three feet long and deeply divided, earning it another name, split-leaf philodendron. The wavy edges give the entire plant a ruffled look. The leaves can be as much as two feet wide and are sometimes a bit droopy. The trunk develops aerial rootlets among the leaf scars, which form where the thick leaf stems fall off. Selloum produces fragrant white flowers and fleshy green fruit periodically throughout the year. It does best in a mixture of sun and shade. Selloum contains toxins, so take care when handling it and avoid ingesting any part of it. Sources: Waterwise: South Florida Landscapes; Florida, My Eden by Frederic B. Stresau; Florida Landscape Plants by John V. Watkins and Thomas J. Sheehan; edis. ifas.ufl.edu; south-florida-plant-guide.com; floridata.com. Plant Smart explores the plant life of South Florida and sustainable landscape practices. Aerial roots develop from the fallen trunk photos by Gerri Reaves Selloum is often pruned to tree shape Homeowner Garden SeriesLee County Extension Service is offering its annual Homeowner Garden Series. Whether you are a native Floridian, a permanent or seasonal resident, the series of 11 classes is designed to familiarize attendeed with a wide array of plants that do well in Florida and those that are a bust this far south. These classes will provide for casual interactions with other gardeners and with instructors who are both local gardening experts and Florida Master Gardeners. These are but a few of the growing topics that will be covered in the series: orchids, tomatoes, palms, lawns, flowering trees, butterfly gardening, roses and citrus. Classes begin Wednesday, January 15, and will be held every Wednesday afterward until March 26, from 10 a.m. to noon. They take place at Fort Myers Regional Library, 1651 Lee Street, Fort Myers. Cost is $8 per class or $30 for the series. To register, contact brownsh@leegov. com or call 533-7504 or 533-7513. Lee County Extension agents offer educational services through a threeway cooperative arrangement between the Board of County Commissioners, the University of Florida and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Local extension agents are off-campus faculty members of the University of Florida. 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 Free Guided Walks At Lee County Conservation 20/20 PreservesLee County Parks & Recreation invites visitors and residents to explore nature at Conservation 20/20 preserves to get to know some of the plants and animals that call the preserves home. Guided nature walks are provided by Conservation 20/20 volunteers and IFAS (Institute of Food and Agricultural Science) Master Gardeners on Saturdays through March. Parking is free and no fee or registration is required. There are four preserves offering guided nature walks, including: Prairie Pines Preserve, 18400 North Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers; Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve (east), 10130 Bayshore Road, North Fort Myers; Wild Turkey Strand Preserve, 11901 Rod & Gun Club Road, Fort Myers; and Pine Island Flatwoods Preserve, 6351 Stringfellow Road, St. James City. The walks are scheduled from 9 to 10:30 a.m. the first Saturday of the month for Prairie Pines Preserve; second Saturday of the month for Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve; third Saturday of the month for Wild Turkey Strand Preserve; and the fourth Saturday of the month for Pine Island Flatwoods Preserve. All walkers meet in the parking lot. Bring items such as water, hat, binoculars, sunscreen, camera and closedtoed shoes or boots. Directions and more information are at www.conservation2020.org, or call (5337275. To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


15 THE RIVER JANUARY 17, 2014 Plant And Garden Art Sale Preparations are under way for the 6th annual March in the Park, a plant and garden art sale to be held on Saturday, March 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Jaycee Park in Cape Coral. March in the Park is the major fundraising event for the Garden Club of Cape Coral. All proceeds help the garden club achieve its goals of awarding local high school students merit awards in horticulture, civic beautification, Habitat for Humanity, Wekiva Youth Camp sponsorships, and to promote civic awareness of environmental and conservation concerns. Last year, the garden club had over 40 vendors in attendance selling all kinds of plants, from ground cover to palm trees, and garden art, from stepping stones to glass reflectors. Master gardeners will be available to answer questions. Every hour there will be informative speakers. Childrens creative projects will be found at the kids booth. Raffle drawings, food and music will be available throughout the day. Sponsors are Danny Yates Landscaping, Inc. and the Cape Coral Volunteer Fire Benevolent Association. If you are a vendor selling plants, food, or have a craft that is garden related and want to join the juried show, contact Ginny Huffer at 257-2654, email Huffmom5@aol.com or check the website at www.gardenclubofcapecoral.com. Partner In Command Classsubmitted by Cdr. Mary Smelter, The San Carlos Bay Sail & Power SquadronThe San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron, a unit of the United States Power Squadrons, will be offering the popular Partner In Command class. The class will be held on Thursday, January 23 from 1:45 to 4 p.m. The class provides an introduction to boating for CREW members who need basic information and who may or may not have taken a boating class. Its designed to provide essential information one may require to assist a skipper in the safe operation of a recreational boat. Included in the class are actions in response to emergencies that may occur while boating. The class is being taught at the Fort Myers Beach Library, located at 2755 Estero Blvd. Students must pre-register either online at www.scbps.com or call 4664040. The cost of the class is $45 and must be paid in advance of attending the class. The library will not permit the Power Squadron to collect money on their premises. Checks should be made payable to SCBPS and sent to San Carlos Bay Power Squadron, P.O. Box 5026, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33932-5026. Collaborative Art To Be Auctioned At Imaginarium Underwater GalaImagine Mayor Randy Henderson, or a local business leader such as Sandy Stilwell, Florida Gulf Coast Universitys Dr. Wilson Bradshaw, Lydia Black, Kent Shoemaker or Norman Love, as a fish, a tyrannosaurus Rex or a penguin. The annual Imagine Gala on March 29, 2014 will have these local business leaders as subjects of one-of-a-kind collaborative art pieces for auction. These pieces will feature the heads and faces of local community leaders and be enhanced by childrens depictions of their bodies with a special waterways theme during The Imaginarium Science Centers premiere annual fundraising event. Tickets and sponsorships are still available for the 2014 Imagine Gala, Underwater Wonders to be held on Saturday, March 29, at 7 p.m. at the Imaginarium Science Center, 2000 Cranford Avenue in Fort Myers. Cocktail attire is suggested. The gala offers adults the chance to plunge into the mysteries of Floridas Underwater Wonders along with live music, fabulous food and drinks, auction items and packages with interactive technology smartphone-based bidding, and exclusive previews of immersive new waterway-themed exhibits, all while raising funds for the centers programs and exhibits. Eric Raddatz, founder of the Naples and Fort Myers film festivals, is the emcee and auctioneer. Advance tickets purchased prior to March 22 are $75, and $100 after that date. be $100. For more information call 321-7420 or visit www.i-sci.org. Depiction of Fort Myers Mayor Randy Henderson 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 We Proudly BrewSanibels Most Award Winning Restaurant


THE RIVER JANUARY 17, 201416 An Old Favorite At Florida Repby Di SaggauAfter six decades Arsenic and Old Lace is still a darn funny show. You can see it now at Florida Repertory Theatre. Its the story of two aging Brewster sisters, Abby (Viki Boyle) and Martha (Carrie Lund). Sweet but misguided little ladies, they feel it is their duty to put lonely old men out of their misery by poisoning them with their home-brewed elderberry wine and burying them in the basement of their old Brooklyn manor. Their brother Teddy (Mark Chambers), who thinks he is Teddy Roosevelt, believes the men have succumbed to yellow fever. He disturbs the neighbors with his bugle-charges up the stairs at all hours. The sisters nephew Mortimer (Michael Satow) is engaged to the ministers daughter Elaine (Harli Cooper). He is understandably alarmed when he finds a body in the window seat. Adding to his discomfort is the arrival of a brother named Jonathan (Peter Thomasson), a homicidal maniac who resembles Boris Karloff. Actually, he looks more like Frankenstein. His side-kick and plastic surgeon Dr. Einstein (Avi Hoffman) adds a great deal of humor to this crazy family scenario. As Mortimer says, Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops. Then we have a talkative Irish policeman (Jason Parrish) who has a showstopping scene when he reads his lengthy play to a trussed-up Mortimer. Lund and Boyle are convincing and cute as the little old ladies, and Chambers plays his role with gusto. Thomasson is almost unrecognizable and provides plenty of laughs. Theres also Lieutenant Rooney (Trebor Oppoicac) whose name is spelled backwards. This is a welcome surprise. The entire cast deserves a big hand providing a fun, wacky evening in a charming old favorite. Opening night offered a spectacular final curtain call that I hope continues. The play is directed by Dennis Lee Delaney with set design by Richard Crowell. Florida Rep is known for its set designs and this one is truly unique, combining a typical 1939 household surrounded with sinister black and white cartoon-like panels. Very interesting. Arsenic and Old Lace plays through January 29 at Florida Repertory Theatre, in the Historic Arcade Theatre on Bay Street, between Jackson and Hendry. Tickets are available at floridarep.org or by calling 332-4488. Carrie Lund, Peter Thomasson and Viki BoyleConcert At New Rec CenterThe North Fort Myers Rotary Club has partnered with Lee County Parks & Recreation to offer a free concert in the park on Saturday, January 18. The concert, which will run from 6 to 9 p.m., will feature Black Water on the outdoor stage and lawn area of the new North Fort Myers Recreation Center located at 2000 North Recreation Park Way, adjacent to the North Fort Myers Library. Black Water, a well known rocking country band, has been featured at many venues and festivals throughout Lee County. Bring a lawn chair or blanket; coolers are not permitted. Refreshments will be available for purchase. For more information, contact the North Fort Myers Recreation Center at 533-7200. For directions to the North Fort Myers Recreation Center or more information about this and other Lee County Parks & Recreation facilities, visit www.leeparks.org. Concert Pianist To Perform On Fort Myers BeachOn Thursday, January 30, concert pianist Jodie DeSalvo will make her area premiere at Beach United Methodist Church, Fort Myers Beach. Part of the Hibiscus Series, this concert will take place in the Sanctuary at 7 p.m. with a reception following. DeSalvo has appeared at Carnegie Hall, having won the prestigious Artist International Competition. She followed that with several performances at Lincoln Center. She is the concert pianist for the Naples Philharmonic and is frequently heard on National Public Radio. Her musical interests are not limited to classical and jazz, as she is well known for her Victor Borge tribute concerts throughout the United States. During the summer, she is a frequent performer at Brevard and Chautauqua and continues in her role as faculty pianist for the Birch Creek Music Festival in Wisconsin. A graduate of Hartt and Manhattan Schools of Music, she also attended Indiana, specializing in accompanying. DeSalvo is also heard in over a dozen recordings as soloist as well as with string ensembles. Beach United Methodist Church is located at 155 Bay Road, directly behind the new library. A free will offering will be collected to offset expenses. House Of Cash: An American Musical LegacyThe Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center will present a mixed media concert showcasing the lives and careers of superstars Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash on Monday, January 20, at noon at the Art Center, 2301 First Street, Fort Myers. The program stars the legendary couples son, John Carter Cash, a Grammy Award-winning musician, music producer and critically acclaimed childrens author. This mixed media luncheon lecture program is being presented as a part of the Berne Davis Author Lecture Series. House of Cash: An American Musical Legacy chronicles the lives of the Cash and Carter families through a blending of music and lecture as john Carter shares stories of his parents and performs some of their music. Cash, who helped produce several of his fathers later recordings, along with Grammy winning records for his mother, will be accompanied by bandmates. As caretaker of Cash Cabin Studios near Nashville, Tennessee, Cash has also produced numerous recordings for artists as diverse as Loretta Lynn, Elvis Costello and Merle Haggard. Rolling Stone proclaimed that his most recent album, The Family Secret, has echoes of Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, even Metallica. Cash, who was inspired by his mother and his own children, has authored three childrens picture books including The Cat in the Rhinestone Suit and, most recently, a young adult novel titled Lupus Rex. He is the author of the nonfiction adult work titled Anchored in Love: An intimate Portrait of June Carter Cash and has recently published a large format coffee table book documenting his fathers life titled House of Cash: The Legacies of My Father Johnny Cash. Cash also served as executive producer for the Oscar Award-winning film Walk the Line, which chronicled the lives of his parents. The film starred Reese Witherspoon as June Carter Cash and Joaquin Phoenix as Johnny Cash. Tickets for this Country Music Hall of Fame-sanctioned program can be purchased at the Sidney and Berne Davis First Street, Fort Myers, online at www. sbdac.com or by calling 333-1933 Luncheon and Lecture Tickets are $35 and tables of eight are available for $350. The Berne Davis Author Lecture Series will continue this spring with lectures by best-selling authors Diana AbuJaber on February 17 and Gregg Hurwitz on March 17. The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center needs volunteers to assist in the office and with regularly scheduled seasonal events. Contact 333-1933 or PR@sbdac. com for more information. John Carter CashShare your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


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THE RIVER JANUARY 17, 201418 Screaming Orphans Return To The Davis Center The Sidney and Berne Davis Arts Center will host the Rotary Club of Fort Myers 5th Annual Screaming Orphans concert on Saturday, February 22. The Screaming Orphans are four funny, high-spirited, musically-obsessed sisters who had the good fortune to be raised in the magical city of Bundoran in County Donegal, Ireland. The quartet has a big following across the United States, and is quite popular in Fort Myers, having played there a number of times including last years sold out concert at the Davis Center. The band Kilt the Messenger will perform outside prior to the concert at 6 p.m. The Screaming Orphans will take to the indoor at 8 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Adonis Autism Assistance Foundation and the Rotary Trust Fund. The concert is presented by Dorcey Law Firm. Food will be provided by Reubens Catering. Pre-Sale tickets are available until February 1 for $60. After that, the price will be $75. Ticket includes dinner and entertainment. For sponsorship information or to reserve a table, call 332-8158 or 980-1077. Tickets may also be purchased online at http://www.sbdac.com or at the Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center. Southwest Florida Symphony At Shell Point: The Miracle Of MozartShell Point Retirement Community welcomes the Southwest Florida Symphony on Thursday, January 23 at 7:30 p.m. at The Village Church Auditorium with The Miracle of Mozart. This multimedia presentation with Conductor Leif Bjaland tells how the gifted Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart came to write one of the most revolutionary works of his time. Towards the end of his short but brilliant life, Mozart was broke, ignored by continued on page 24 The Screaming Orphans The string section Riveting Play At Lab Theaterby Di SaggauDeath of a Salesman by Arthur Miller is an exhausting play that offers a deeply rewarding experience. Its playing now at Laboratory Theater of Florida and stars real life husband and wife Mitch and Joann Haley as Willy and Linda Loman. Some mighty big stars have portrayed Willy, including Brian Denehey and Phillip Seymour Hoffman, and now we can add Mitch Haley to the list. This is a demanding role and he plays it to the hilt, giving a heartbreaking performance. The play is considered one of Millers finest. First staged in 1949, the content is still relevant. Death of a Salesman is a sorrowful tribute to the everyday man who is struggling to get by. Loman is a traveling salesman who has worked for the same company for 35 years and is emotionally burning out. At 60 years old he is now on straight commission but his sales are dwindling. He no longer believes in a philosophy that has guided him his entire like, Be liked and you will never want. As a friend tells him, Why must everyone like you? Who liked J.P. Morgan? That is about the only humorous line in the play. Nothing is going right for Loman. His two sons Biff (Rob Green) and Hap (Stu Colon) have no career paths and dont offer much to help their father who is hovering on the verge of insanity. His long-suffering wife Linda waits patiently at home for the husband she still loves and admires but is unable to help. She lashes out at her sons for neglecting their father in his time of need. Through various flashbacks from 1949 to the 1930s we see that memories of long ago are not always as Willy remembers. The supporting characters are all good. His brother Ben (Bill Molesky) is seen a few times, always telling Willy, When I walked into the jungle I was 17. When I walked out I was 21 and I was rich. Ben has the cunning that is lacking in Willy. Bernard (Jeffrey Schmitt) a nerdy friend of Biff, ends up as a lawyer presenting a case to the Supreme Court. Willy asks him, Whats the secret? Rick Sebastian is Charley, Willys friend. A nice, easy chemistry is displayed throughout their many conversations. The themes of the play are many. The pursuit of the American dream, parents wanting a better life for their children, and children fearful of repeating the same mistakes as their parents. Louise Wigglesworth directs this ensemble of 13 believable actors in a shattering tale that should not be missed. I have only one complaint. The gray wig worn by Joann Haley as the 1949 Linda, is way too shiny and distracts from her character. I hope it has been replaced with a softer version. Death of a Salesman runs through February 1 at Laboratory Theater of Florida, 1634 Woodford Avenue, in downtown Fort Myers. For tickets call 218-0481. Drum And Dance CircleA long-time gathering of drummers, dancers, musicians, spinners, hoopers and singers meet at a new downtown location, the riverfront next to the river boat. Every Sunday and Wednesday, a couple of hours before sunset, the public is invited to stop by to join in or listen. Young and old are welcome, veterans especially. Attendees are asked to bring a seat, drum, dance, song or poems. For more information about the Fort Myers Drum & Dance Circle, call Antonio Caliendo at 567-0187. Mitch and Joann Haley as Willy and Linda Loman


19 THE RIVER JANUARY 17, 2014 Jazz Musician Ronnie Kole: Around The World On 88 KeysThe Southwest Florida Symphony Society will hold its winter fundraiser, Around the World on 88 Keys featuring New Orleans celebrity jazz legend, Ronnie Kole, with special guest emcee, retired Minnesota Twins announcer John Gordon. The event takes place on Sunday, January 27 from 4 to 7 p.m., with a champagne reception for VIP guests from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Italian American Club in Cape Coral. Pianist and vocalist, Ronnie Kole, is touted as a legend in New Orleans jazz circles. In addition to his dedicated Louisiana following, Kole performs frequently in Europe and Asia, where his smooth sound and elegant persona lend themselves to refined venues and guest appearances with symphony orchestras as well as solo performances and at festivals world wide. A protg of Al Hirt, Kole began his professional career on television, gaining exposure on the Johnny Carson Show. After a stint in Las Vegas, he followed Hirt to New Orleans. Kole honed his act in Hirts club on Bourbon Street, before opening his own club, Koles Corner, which, along with Hirt and Pete Fountains clubs, became renowned for world-class entertainment and music. Since retiring from club ownership, Kole has kept busy performing on the New Orleans jazz circuit in addition to touring throughout the United States and abroad. The Lifetime Achievement Award, Chevalier to the Order of Arts and letters of commendation from the French Government are just a few of his accolades. He has performed at Carnegie Hall (in 2006), for six presidents and soon to be Saint, Pope John Paul II. Kole is the fifth person to be inducted into New Orleans Musical Legends Park, located in the French Quarter of New Orleans. In April 2008, his life size bronze statue was unveiled, standing along side Al Hirt, Pete Fountain, Fats Domino, Chris Owens, Louis Prima, Irma Thomas and Allen Toussaint. In October 2010, Kole received the Mahalia Jackson Lifetime Achievement Award along with other music legends Fats Domino, Pete Fountain and Ellis Marsalis. In November 2012, Kole was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. John Gordo Gordon is a retired Major League Baseball radio broadcaster who was best known as the play by play announcer for the Minnesota Twins on the Twins Radio Network and their Metro Affiliate KSTP 1500 AM. He is well known among Twins fans for his intense emotional style of play-calling, and for his trademark call of each Twins home run: Touch em all! Tickets cost $75 per person for general admission or $125 for VIP admission. General admission includes hors doeuvres and an opportunity to bid on live and silent auction items. VIP admission includes a private champagne reception and reserved seating. Cash bar is available. For tickets and more information, call the Southwest Florida Symphony Society at 731-0426. The Italian American Club is at 4725 Vincennes Boulevard, Cape Coral. Ronnie Kole Ronnie Kole Wild West PugFest RodeoPugFest, now in its ninth year, is a dog-centered fundraiser for the Lee County Library Systems annual Southwest Florida Reading Festival. The Wild West PugFest will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, January 26 at the Bell Tower Shops at the corner U.S. 41 and Daniels Parkway in Fort Myers. More than 1,500 animal lovers and 500 dogs attended the event last year. Folks who mosey on over will find a heap of contests open to any dog or breed. These contests, presented by Morningstar Dog Training, include Best Buckaroo Costume Contest, Ropeem and Barrel Racing which are open to all dog breeds, and the Baddest and Fastest Draw in the West, a costume and shake (draw) contest only open to pugs. The first, second and third place winners in all contests will fetch grand prizes. The event kicks-off with a dog fashion show presented by Discount Pets & Supplies and closes with a silent auction of doggone good items and a large variety of pet products. There will be vendors with pet paraphernalia to buy or browse. John Hulbert, III the events signature announcer, will entertain the crowd with his comical commentary. Organizers recommend that contest participants pre-register at www.readfest. org/pugfest to avoid waiting in line. All dogs must be leashed and licensed. PugFest is the kind of event that is over before you know it because it is so entertaining, says event organizer, Margie Byers. The audience always has lots of fun. Admission is free, but a $5 donation per family is suggested. All funds raised benefit the Southwest Florida Reading Festival, a free community event to showcase library programs and resources, and to promote reading and literacy. For more information about PugFest or the Southwest Florida Reading Festival, call 533-4826 or visit www.readfest.org and click on PugFest. The Lee County PugFest started when Dan Yaccarino, author and illustrator of the book Unlovable, about a pug, was scheduled to attend the Southwest Florida Reading Festival in 2005. Festival coordinators asked Yaccarino to stay an extra day for PugFest which would be modeled after the original PugFest event in Cincinnati, Ohio. Since 2005, the event has taken off and attracts about 1,200 people and 500 dogs and has raised more than $18,000. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 ENGEL & VLKERSIsabella Rasi 239-246-4716 Enjoy unobstructed sunsets from this


THE RIVER JANUARY 17, 201420 Could Two Hoosiers Provide The Pitching Desperately Needed By The Minnesota Twins?by Ed FrankBaseball normally takes a back seat in Indiana, where basketball is a second religion. Interestingly, however, the future of Minnesota Twins pitching could rest on the strong right arms of Kyle Gipson and Alex Meyer, who grew up just a few miles apart in the Hoosier state. The six-foot, nine-inch Meyer was obtained by the Twins a year ago from the Washington Nationals in a trade for outfielder Denard Span. He was the Nationals first-round selection in the 2011 Major League Draft. One of the top prospects in baseball, Meyer made national news a few weeks ago when it was reported that he was working in the off-season as a $63-a-day substitute school teacher in his home town of Greensburg, Indiana. This is a far cry from the reported $2 million signing bonus he was paid by the Nationals two years ago. Those teaching days will end soon for Meyer, who has been invited by the Twins to participate with the Major League team in spring training. In his second year of professional baseball last season, the lanky Meyer, with a 95-mile-an-hour fastball, compiled a 3.21 ERA in 70 innings for the Twins Double-A New Britain. He also pitched in the 2013 Arizona Fall League, where he recorded 28 strikeouts in 26 innings of work with a 3.12 ERA. He was rated the fourth best prospect in that league where top minor league players compete. He really opened some eyes out there, said Brad Steil, director of minor league operations for the Twins. He did a good job in Arizona, probably the best of our guys there. Meyer may need another year of seasoning in the Minors, but barring injury, he should become a future stalwart of the Twins pitching staff. Hailing from Greenfield, Indiana, less than 50 miles from Meyers Greensburg, Kyle Gipson has tasted brief Major League experience with the Twins. He was the clubs first-round draft pick in 2009, but his progress was slowed two years later by an elbow injury that required Tommy John surgery. The 26-year-old Gipson is fully recovered and shared time last season between Triple-A Rochester and the Twins. After being called up to the majors in mid-season, he was 2-4 in 51 innings pitched. That disappointing debut resulted in a demotion back to Rochester. Kyle is highly intelligent and it is not unusual for a player to struggle when first called up. It was a learning experience for him. I fully expect him to compete for starting pitching (with the Twins) this year, Steil said. Gibson currently is listed on the teams 40-man Major League roster. Could Hoosier pitching provide the salvation for the woeful pitching that has plagued the Twins of late? Well know in the next year or so. Everblades Split Pair With South Carolina The Florida Everblades failed to close ground on first-place South Carolina last weekend, splitting a pair of closely fought games with the Stingrays at Germain Arena. After falling 2-1 last Friday, the Everblades took a 1-0 decision on Saturday when goalie Trevor Cann recorded 29 saves As the week began, the local hockey team with a 21-11-1-1 season record trailed South Carolina by nine points in the ECHL South Division. In the leagues Eastern Division, the Everblades are in third place. Florida continues the current four-game home stand this weekend, with Friday and Saturday night games against the Orlando Solar Bears. The Everblades are averaging 5,034 fans per home game during the current season, eighth best in the 22-team ECHL. Alex Meyer Kyle Gipson Former FGCU Basketball Standout Helps Promote Innovative GradApp FutureMakers, a regional, educational call to action initiative, has enlisted the help of a local hero to help launch its free mobile application designed to assist high-school seniors with their next step in education. Sherwood Brown, former shooting guard for the Florida Gulf Coast University Eagles from 2009 to 2013 and 2012-13 Atlantic Sun Conference Player of the Year, recently filmed a number of public service announcements for FutureMakers that will help promote GradApp to highschool seniors in Southwest Floridas fivecounty region. GradApp is available for download and viewing on mobile devices, tablets and online screens. The mobile application features comprehensive information about career opportunities, skills and education requirements for a variety of careers, links to jobs, education planning resources, available scholarships and financial aid, money management and more. Browns photo will also be used in promotional fliers, ads and posters to encourage students to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid required to access any federal funds for postsecondary education, scholarships and other financial aid provided by colleges and universities. I wanted to give back to the community that has been so good to me, said Brown. All the information graduating seniors need is in one place with the GradApp. Its a great help to parents, and Im really excited to be a part of it. Less than one-third of high-school seniors in our five-county area fill out the FAFSA, said Sarah Owen, president and CEO of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation. Understanding what type of financial aid is available and how much they qualify for can make the difference between going to college or not. The GradApp is the first tool we have created to help the class of 2014 take its next step toward the educational opportunities that are available to them now before graduation rolls around. We are very appreciative of Sherwoods willingness to help us get the word out. Data released by the U.S. Department of Education show that just 37 percent of the working-age adult population in Florida has earned a twoor four-year degree. By 2018, 59 percent of all jobs in Florida will require a post-secondary education, and 1.6 million workers with post-secondary credentials will be needed to fill new and vacant jobs in Florida. College graduates earn twice what workers without degrees earn according to federal government figures. According to the Florida College Access Network, it is estimated that during 2012, Floridas high-school graduates left behind more $100 million in Pell Grants by virtue of not completing the FAFSA form. GradApp was developed based on feedback from members of the education community. It addresses many of the needs of those facing postsecondary educational funding challenges. The app serves as an interactive and functional toolkit to better navigate and manage postsecondary educational resources and funding. When looking for a college, it was a struggle, said Browns mother, Angela Brown. It was tough because we wanted Sherwood to study in Florida and plan his continued on page 24 Sherwood Brown Sherwood Brown and Sarah Owens


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Angelique D., Port Charlotte, Florida Angelique, Yes, the terminology and jargon used in special education is very confusing and even more so when people do not use the correct terms. Regardless of the terms your district uses, you should not have to guess at what the terms mean. Federal law provides definitions for teachers and paraprofessionals. These are the terms educators should use in education settings and when discussing services in a childs IEP. If school personnel use local terms such as aide or assistant, ask that they write the definitions of these terms in the meeting notes or minutes. This will help you and others know what is being discussed. You may even want to ask for the definitions, in current federal education law, of what school personnel means when they use these terms. It is very common to call the paraprofessionals who assist teachers teaching assistants and call paraprofessionals who are translators or provide physical help to students aides. What is the difference between a general education teacher and a special education teacher? Certification requirements are established by each state. The difference between a general education teacher and a special education teacher may be as little as two introductory undergraduate classes in special education or a great many more courses of study. If a person who teaches a child needs to have specific training, this should be spelled out in the childs IEP. You should not assume that all people with a particular job title such as a special education teacher or teaching assistant have the same education, training or expertise. If your child needs a teacher with more training than the minimum required for certification, make sure this is specified in your childs IEP. For example, to read fluently, a child with dyslexia typically needs to have instruction from teachers who are trained in language-based, multisensory, structured, instructional program. Yet, many states rarely require teachers to have this language training to be certified as special education teachers. To learn the minimum requirements for special education teachers in your state, contact the Bureau of Credentialing for your state department at http://www.fldoe.org/ or http:// www.doe.state.in.us/htmls/states.html and ask for this information. 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. Local Students Make Deans ListJeremy Miller and Kacie Phillips, both of Fort Myers, were named to the Deans List at Belmont University for the Fall 2013 semester. Eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours and a quality grade point average of 3.5 with no grade below a C. Belmont University, in Nashville, Tennessee, has approximately 6,900 students who come from every state and more than 25 countries. Deans ListJaime Lee Richter of Fort Myers graduated cum laude from Samford Universitys Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing during fall commencement. Richter earned a bachelor of science in nursing. Samford University, founded in 1841, it is the largest private university in Alabama with an all-time high of 4,833 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled this year. Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER JANUARY 17, 201422 Financial FocusUnderstanding Tax Diversificationby Jennifer BaseyYou need to save and invest as much as possible to pay for the retirement lifestyle youve envisioned. But your retirement income also depends, to a certain degree, on how your retirement funds are taxed. And thats why you may be interested in tax diversification.To understand the concept of tax diversification, youll need to be familiar with how two of the most important retirement-savings vehicles an IRA and a 401(k) are taxed. Essentially, these accounts can be classified as either traditional or Roth. When you invest in a traditional IRA or 401(k), your contributions may be tax-deductible and your earnings can grow tax deferred. With a Roth IRA or 401(k), your contributions are not deductible, but your distributions can potentially be tax-free, provided you meet certain conditions. (Keep in mind, though, that to contribute to a Roth IRA, you cant exceed designated income limits. Also, not all employers offer the Roth option for 401(k) plans.) Of course, tax free sounds better than tax deferred, so you might think that a Roth option is always going to be preferable. But thats not necessarily the case. If you think your tax bracket will be lower in retirement than when you were working, a traditional IRA or 401(k) might be a better choice, due to the cumulative tax deductions you took at a higher tax rate. But if your tax bracket will be the same, or higher, during retirement, then the value of tax-free distributions from a Roth IRA or 401(k) may outweigh the benefits of the tax deductions youd get from a traditional IRA or 401(k). So making the choice between traditional and Roth could be tricky. But heres the good news: You dont necessarily have to choose, at least not with your IRA. Thats because you may be able to contribute to both a traditional IRA and a Roth IRA, assuming you meet the Roths income guidelines. This allows you to benefit from both the tax deductions of the traditional IRA and the potential tax-free distributions of the Roth IRA. And once you retire, this tax diversification can be especially valuable. Why? Because when you have money in different types of accounts, you gain flexibility in how you structure your withdrawals and this flexibility can help you potentially increase the amount of your after-tax disposable income. If you have a variety of accounts, with different tax treatments, you could decide to first make your required withdrawals (from a traditional IRA and 401(k) or other employersponsored plan), followed, in order, by withdrawals from your taxable investment accounts, your tax-deferred accounts and, finally, your tax-free accounts. Keep in mind, though, that you may need to vary your actual sequence of withdrawals from year to year, depending on your tax situation. For example, it might make sense to change the order of withdrawals, or take withdrawals from multiple accounts, to help reduce taxes and avoid moving into a different tax bracket.Clearly, tax diversification can be beneficial. So after consulting with your tax and financial advisors, consider ways of allocating your retirement plan contributions to provide the flexibility you need to maximize your income during your retirement years. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jennifer.basey@edwardjones.com. Top 10 Real Estate SalesCourtesy of Royal Shell Real Estate Development City Year BuiltSquare FootageListing Price Selling PriceDays On Market Cape Harbour Cape Coral 2008 5,012 $1,645,000 $1,450,000 265 Poinciana Fort Myers 1957 4,590 $1,495,000 $1,450,000 8 Seagrape Fort Myers Beach1960 2,688 $999,000 $935,000 481 Shriver Fort Myers 1934 5,026 $848,000 $800,000 208 Sandalfoot Condominium Sanibel 1974 875 $699,000 $630,000 90 Chateaux Sanibel 1975 1,602 $629,000 $615,000 62 Cape Coral Cape Coral 2004 2,207 $465,000 $442,500 205 Southwind Fort Myers 2002 2,486 $494,000 $418,000 77 Cypress Cove Estero 2002 1,981 $399,900 $382,500 127 Cape Coral Cape Coral 1989 2,030 $399,900 $377,000 122 Edison Alumnus Receives FellowshipEdison State College alumnus Daro Kurdson was one of 11 students throughout the United States to receive the Sigma Beta Delta International Fellowship Award for 2013. Every year, the Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society for Business, Management and Administration selects 11 students from its more than 375 national and three international chapters for the fellowship. Kurdson is the first Edison State College student to receive the fellowship. He is also the first Edison State student to be nominated for the award. Edisons Sigma Beta Delta chapter nominated Daro both for his academic excellence and his willingness to mentor other students, said Kelly Eakins, coordinator, Retention and Student Success, BAS, Supervision and Management at Edison State College. He is a true example of what Sigma Beta Delta represents. Kurdson earned his BAS, Supervision and Management degree from Edison State College in May 2013. He is using the $1,500 fellowship to earn his masters degree in finance and combine it with a masters degree in international business at Florida International University. I feel great to have been chosen to receive the fellowship, Kurdson said. Im very thankful to Sigma Beta Deltas Edison State College Chapter for nominating me. Daro Kurdson FGCU Alumni WeekendFlorida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) Alumni Association will host the 7th annual Alumni Weekend, February 6 to 8 at the FGCU campus. The public is invited to join alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the university for a host of events that celebrate the universitys growth and success. Weekend events include a Paint and Pour step-by-step instruction on how to paint an FGCU landmark (the clock tower atop the Cohen Center), alumni awards celebration, Alumni Avenue Tailgate with mens basketball game vs. UNF (University of North Florida) alumni basketball game, and campus bus and walking tours. Sponsorship opportunities are available. A Weekend Package is available for $30 for alumni association members and $40 for future members. Children 10 and younger qualify for discounted rates. The association strives to build an enduring relationship between alumni and the university community through meaningful programs and by encouraging alumni to contribute their time, talents and financial support to FGCU. For more information, call 590-1087 or register at www.fgcu.edu/alumni. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


23 THE RIVER JANUARY 17, 2014 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 been retired for a few years and it is not like I thought it would be. It is not all fun and games and a lot of bad things have happened that I didnt expect. I didnt think I would miss being connected and working at the old company, lose my self esteem and get depressed, but I have so I admitted it to myself that I needed help. A few sessions with a psychologist helped me over the bad times, and with his help I now see the nice cake and not just the hole in the donut of life. It worked for me and I am glad that you advised it for others. Please comment. Albert Dear Albert, Admitting that you need assistance is half the battle. It is a scary position to be in admitting that your life is out of control and you need assistance. Congratulations Be well. Pryce Dear Albert, Life is rarely all fun and games at any time in the lifespan, in spite of what many younger people think as they pass golf courses and see seniors having some fun. You have assumed responsibility for your own health care and taken appropriate action. Help is out there and I am glad you are now feeling better. Enjoy. Lizzie Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. deaRPharmacistLabs You Should Ask Your Doctor Forby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: I want to get healthy this year. I have all sorts of problems that plague me and Im curious to know if you were my doctor what labs would you have me do to uncover the root cause? AC, Newark, New Jersey Some of you spend money on tests that dont matter, like the standard thyroid test called TSH for thyroid stimulating hormone. The TSH does not indicate cellular (tissue) levels of thyroid hormone, meaning whats all over your body. TSH is a hormone produced in your brain and your brain and body dont match up. It shocks me that TSH is drawn thousands of times a day on all of you, and it offers no clue about your tissue levels. In fact, its normal many times, while you feel sick, tired, depressed and miserable. Ive listed some labs here for my newspaper column, but I know of more that can help you with all sorts of diseases, where to buy them affordably, and how to interpret them. If youd like to read the longer version of this article, go to my website, www.SuzyCohen.com In the meantime, here are some labs that offer better clues: Ratio of Free T3 to Reverse T3: This is a ratio of two measurements that speak to how your thyroid is doing. The ratio should be > 2 in order for you to feel good. This is a way to really see how your thyroid hormone levels are doing and much better than TSH. If this ratio is under two, you could have symptoms such as weight gain, fatigue, depression, hair thinning, cold hands and feet, brain fog and memory loss. Serum insulin: Most practitioners are focused on your FBS or fasting blood sugar but that is not as useful as your insulin (which reduces blood sugar). Your FBS will be normal for many years while your insulin is sky high, because its frantically being squirted from your pancreas in an effort to quell the high blood sugar. So your blood sugar is normal for years. Youll be told your FBS is normal, so not to worry about diabetes. Shame. Im saying the insulin is a better clue to your health because if its high, that says youre in trouble. How long do you think your insulin will help you? One day your pancreas will give up, stop making insulin and then your blood sugar goes up! Your diabetes didnt happen overnight. Your serum insulin level would have told you! You can read more in my Diabetes Without Drugs book, and learn why statins cause high blood sugar too. Leptin: Many of you have weight problems. Leptin resistance may be causing that. Leptin gets affected by yo yo dieting. You will feel tired and heavy if leptin resistance is the problem. Most of you have never even heard of leptin, no less measured it. Above 12, its a slam dunk you have leptin resistance. 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. Change Your Life Now SeminarNationally recognized motivational speaker and author, David Essel, has announced Change Your Life Now!, a one-day intensive motivational event to be held on Sunday, January 19 from noon to 5 p.m. at Hilton Garden Inn, located at 12600 University Drive in Fort Myers. Approximately 75 percent of people who made New Years resolutions will have broken them by now, said Essel. There is no time like the present to surrender to change, rid yourself of unhealthy habits, take control of your life and create a path that leads to success in life and business. Participants will first discover the answers to frequently asked questions such as why they struggle with money or love, why they procrastinate, why they have addictions or unhealthy eating habits, why they sabotage their own success, why they struggle with weight loss and keeping it off, and why they cant achieve their dreams. Once armed with these answers, participants will then learn what it takes to succeed in life, love and work. They will learn how to create a powerful positive daily attitude, release negative thoughts and beliefs, put an end to procrastination, reinvent themselves and create a path to success that is guaranteed to work for life in 30 days or less. David Essels destiny in life is to help you feel more alive in every area of your life, said Wayne Dyer, Ph.D., internationally-renowned author and speaker in the field of self-development. This one-day intensive motivational event is being offered for $27 per person. Seats are limited. For more information or to register, call 433-9111, email talkdavid@aol. com or visit www.talkdavid.com. Health Plus Lecture SeriesLee Memorial Health System and Iberiabank continue the Health Plus Lecture Series with the topic of Stress and Weight Management Recommendations for 2014 on Tuesday, January 21 at the Iberiabank branch located at 6651 Orion Drive, Fort Myers. A welcome reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the presentation starting at 6 p.m. This free lecture is open to the public, however, reservations are requested by calling 225-4560. There is no pill or potion to take to make you happy, healthy and wise. However, there are changes you can make and habits you can break to ensure you are off to a great 2014, says Dr. Salvatore Lacagnina, vice president of Health and Wellness for Lee Memorial Health System. His mission is to motivate, educate and empower people to improve their health and wellness. Dr. Lacagnina formerly practiced internal medicine with Lee Physician Group with an emphasis on prevention and wellness, disease management, obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and risk factor reduction. He obtained his doctorate in osteopathic medicine from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and is AMA board certified. For additional information, contact Debra Newell with Iberiabank at 985-2664. Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email press@riverweekly.com David Essel Mah Jongg Strategy ClassA Mah Jongg Strategy class will be held at the Purple Dragon Mah Jongg Club, 15675 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers, on T uesday, January 28. The class runs from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and the cost is $20. To register, call 433-4474 or email MariAnne@PurpleDragonMahJongg.com.


THE RIVER JANUARY 17, 201424 From page 20Sherwood Helps Promote GradAppcareer path here. With GradApp, its all at your fingertips. It walks you through how to get financial assistance for your son or daughter. I wish I had that resource when guiding Sherwood just four years ago. FutureMakers is the SWFLCFs first regional call to action evolving from its 3D Initiative Data, Dialogue and Decisions that began last year. A team of more than a dozen stakeholders from the SWFLCF, the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Southwest Florida Works, The Education Foundation of Collier County-Champions For Learning and Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast make up the FutureMakers coalition focusing on strengthening Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Glades and Hendry counties. In addition to launching GradApp, FutureMakers is taking an active role in aiding high-school seniors through oneon-one and group mentoring, FAFSA workshops, financial aid application support and career coaching. Development of the GradApp was made possible by a $7,275 grant from Wells Fargo. The financial services companys corporate giving program is committed to supporting initiatives that promote academic achievement for lowto moderate-income students and facilitate merit-based access to higher education for underrepresented groups. To date, more than 550 individuals have accessed the application. We are gathering communities of people together to help to solve regional issues and create social change, said Owen. Sherwood Brown is the perfect example of a local hero who is giving back to this community to help launch tomorrows leaders into the education that readies them for success. Naples-based MassiveU developed GradApp. MassiveU is a leading mobilefirst learning solutions company that utilizes apps to deliver learning content to virtually any mobile device, tablet or online screen. MassiveU works with content providers such as educational institutions, publishers and trainers to create, distribute and monetize mobile-learning app experiences. To download or access GradApp, visit www.massiveu.com/gradapp. From page 18Miracle Of Mozarthis formerly adoring public, and mourning the death of his daughter. It is said that Mozarts final symphony sums up an era, but more than that, it is an intimate glimpse into the life of this child-like genius. No. 41 in C Major, known as the Jupiter Symphony, holds the key that unlocks the miracle of Mozart. Tickets for this performance are available for $20 and can be purchased at www.shellpoint.org/concerts or calling 454-2067. From page 1Kiwanis Taste Of Pine IslandCaught (1:30 to 3:45 p.m.) and Grayson Rogers Band (4:25 to 8 p.m.) On Sunday the lineup will be Pine Island Steel (11 a.m.); The Whole Tones (noon to 2:15 p.m.); Justin (2:15 to 2:45 p.m.); and Wild Caught (2:45 to 5 p.m.) This family-friendly event includes childrens activities such as rock climbing, face painting, bounce houses and rides. No coolers or pets are permitted. In conjunction with event, the 11th annual Southwest Florida Chowder Cookoff will take place Saturday and the third annual Chili Cook-off Contest will be held Sunday. The public will be able to sample and judge the entries. The Fish Drop drawing will also take place at the event with a $1,000 grand prize, $500 second place prize and $250 third place prize. Fish Drop raffle tickets and Taste of Pine Island tickets may be purchased at the event or in advance at Century 21 Realty in St. James City, Ad&PrintCraft Marketing in Bokeelia, Capital Bank in St. James City and the Greater Pine Island Chamber of Commerce in Matlacha. The Kiwanis have incorporated a canned food drive for the local food pantry, so that in our celebration of the great culinary options in Pine Island, we dont forget about those that are in need, said Taste Chairman Pat Burman. The Taste of Pine Island is the primary fundraiser for the Kiwanis Club of Greater Pine Island Youth Scholarship Fund. This year the club hopes to raise over $25,000 at the event to assist Pine Island students with their higher education costs. Since 1985, the club has provided over $200,000 in scholarships and has helped other island organizations. The Kiwanis Club of Greater Pine Island is a community service organization that meets every Friday at Berts of Matlacha. For more information on the club and the Taste of Pine Island, e-mail Pat Burman at info@PineIslandKiwanis.com, call 5588207 or visit www.TasteofPineIsland.com. Grayson Rogers Band The WholeTones Wild Caught band To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732 Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


DID YOU KNOW My Stars FOR WEEK OF JANUARY 13, 2014ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Although youre getting kudos and other positive reactions to your suggestions, dont let the cheers drown out some valid criticisms. Better to deal with them now than later. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Following your keen Bovine intuition pays off, as you not only reassess the suggestions some people are putting in front of you, but also their agendas for doing so. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You continue on a high-enthusiasm cycle as that new project youve assumed takes shape. Youre also buoyed by the anticipation of receiving some good news about a personal matter. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your eagerness to immerse yourself in your new assignment is understandable. But be careful that you dont forget to take care of that pressing personal situation as well. LEO (July 23 to August 22) This is a good time to learn a new skill that could give a clever Cat an edge in the upcoming competition for workplace opportunities. Enjoy the arts this weekend with someone special. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) You could risk creating an impasse if you insist on expecting more from others than theyre prepared to give. Showing flexibility in what youll accept could prevent a stalemate. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Although you can weigh all factors of a dispute to find an agreeable solution for others, you might need the skilled input of someone you trust to help you deal with an ongoing situation of your own. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) The good news is that your brief period of self-doubt turns into a positive I can do anything attitude. The better news is that youll soon be able to prove it. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) This is a good time for Sagittarians to start making travel plans while you still can select from a wide menu of choices and deals, and not be forced to settle for leftovers. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Like your zodiacal sign, the sure-footed Goat, you wont allow obstacles in your path to keep you from reaching your goal. Dont be surprised by who asks to go along with you. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Let your head dominate your heart as you consider the risks that might be involved in agreeing to be a friends co-signer or otherwise act as his or her backup in a financial matter. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Prioritize: Resolve to close the door and let your voicemail take your phone calls while you finish up a task before the end-of-week deadline. Then go out and enjoy a fun-filled weekend. BORN THIS WEEK: Your capacity for care and compassion helps to bring comfort to others. On Jan. 26, 1788, the first of 50,000 convicts banished from England to Australia land in Botany Bay. These were not hardened criminals; only a small minority were transported for violent offenses. Among the first group was a 70-year-old woman who had stolen cheese to eat. On Jan. 20, 1841, China cedes the island of Hong Kong to the British. In 1898, Britain was granted an additional 99 years of rule. In September 1984, the British and the Chinese signed a formal agreement approving a 1997 turnover of the island. On Jan. 25, 1924, the first Winter Olympics begin at Chamonix in the French Alps. Spectators were thrilled by the ski jump and bobsled, as well as 12 other events involving a total of six sports. On Jan. 23, 1957, the Wham-O toy company rolls out the first batch of aerodynamic plastic discs, now known as Frisbees. The story of the Frisbee began in Bridgeport, Conn., where students from nearby universities would throw empty Frisbie Pie Company tins to each other, yelling Frisbie! as they let go. On Jan. 21, 1976, from Londons Heathrow Airport and Orly Airport outside Paris, the first Concordes with commercial passengers simultaneously take flight to Bahrain in the Persian Gulf and Rio de Janeiro, respectively. The Concordes flew well past the sound barrier at 1,350 mph. On Jan. 24, 1980, U.S. officials announce that America is ready to sell military equipment (excluding weapons) to communist China as a reaction to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. An additional agreement was signed for the construction of a station in China that would be able to receive information from an American satellite. On Jan. 22, 1998, in a Sacramento, Calif., courtroom, Theodore J. Kaczynski pleads guilty to all federal charges against him, acknowledging his responsibility for a 17-year campaign of package bombings attributed to the Unabomber. The Unabomber was named after the UNABOM Task Force. The name came from the words university and airline bombing. It was Polish chess grandmaster Savielly Tartakower who made the following sage observation: Victory goes to the player who makes the next-to-last mistake. In the late 19th century, a single female Bengal tiger, known as the Champawat Tiger, was solely responsible for an estimated 430 deaths in India and Nepal. After evading hunters and the Nepalese Army for years, she was finally killed in 1907 by a hunter named Jim Corbett. A leech can consume 10 times its weight in its victims blood. In 2011, during a tough financial time for the nation of Romania, the government instituted a 16 percent tax on the incomes of self-proclaimed witches, fortunetellers and astrologers. Those so employed were incensed and vowed retribution, some casting spells against the president and those members of the government who had supported the legislation. In an unrelated incident, the legislature also drafted a measure that would punish those who incorrectly predicted the future. Famed magician Harry Houdini was born with the less-than-inspiring name Erich Weiss. There is a planet named Gliese 436b orbiting a red dwarf star. Its about the size of Neptune, and its very, very hot -roughly 820 degrees Fahrenheit. None of this is terribly unusual; whats truly surprising is the fact that the planets surface is made up largely of ice (with an outer layer of hydrogen and helium) despite the heat. It seems that the gravity and atmospheric pressure are so great that water is forced into a solid form, creating so-called hot ice. A Louisiana man once caught a grape in his mouth that was tossed from 252 feet away. He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire. -Sir Winston Churchill THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY PUZZLE ANSWERS 1. ENTERTAINERS: What did standup comedian Phyllis Diller call her husband? 2. HISTORY: The ancient Inca empire was centered in which South American country? 3. ANIMAL KINGDOM: What kind of creature is a newt? 4. RELIGION: In what year was the original Nicene Creed adopted? 5. LANGUAGE: What does the Latin phrase sine qua non mean? 6. GEOGRAPHY: In which U.S. state is the Acadia National Park located? 7. THEATER: In what play did The Demon Barber of Fleet Street appear? 8. MOVIES: What was the name of the town in the vampire movie The Lost Boys? 9. U.S. PRESIDENTS: Who was the first president to die in office? 10. LITERATURE: The character of Isabel Archer appears in which Henry James novel? TRIVIA TEST 1. Fang 2. Peru 3. Salamander 4. 325 A.D. 5. Essential 6. Maine 7. Sweeney Todd 8. Santa Carla, Calif. 9. William Henry Harrison 10. The Portrait of a Lady. ANSWERS25 THE RIVER JANUARY 17, 2014 SPORTS QUIZ 1. Rickey Henderson has recorded the most career major-league leadoff home runs (81), and Alfonso Soriano (54) is second. Who is third? 2. Seven New York Yankee managers have won at least 500 games. Name four of them. 3. Who was the last quarterback before Atlantas Matt Ryan in 2012 to throw five interceptions and no TD passes in a game and have his team still win? 4. In the past 15 seasons entering 2013-14, how many times was Michigan States mens basketball team in the NCAA Tournaments Final Four? 5. Who was the last player before Phoenixs Radim Vrbata to end one NHL season and begin the next with hat tricks? 6. When was the last time a Ford driver won NASCARs Cup season championship? 7. In 2013, tennis player Gilles Simon tied for the second-most-successful Frenchman in the ATP Tours Open era, with 11 titles. Who also is No. 2, and who is No. 1? ANSWERS 1. Craig Biggio, with 53. 2. Ralph Houk, Miller Huggins, Billy Martin, Joe McCarthy, Casey Stengel, Joe Torre and current Yankees manager Joe Girardi. 3. Bart Starr, with Green Bay in 1967. 4. Six times (1999, 2000, , 09, ). 5. Luc Robitaille of the Los Angeles Kings, in 1988. 6. Kurt Busch, in 2004. 7. Guy Forget had 11, while Yannick Noah recorded 23 ATP victories.


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REAL ESTATE CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON SERVICES OFFEREDSANIBEL HOME WATCHRetired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates (239) 728-1971 RS 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 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 S. FL LINE DANCEWith Robert Robitaille Line dance classes. Fun and great exercise with energetic instructor. All styles of music! No experience or partner required. Audience: adults and seniors. First 30 minutes of class is an instruction for beginners. Call 239-245-8196 or cell 954-309-3778. Welcome all...RS 11/15 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 HOUSEKEEPER 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 ANNUAL RENTAL ANNUAL RENTALRE/MAX OF THE ISLANDSPutting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace www.remax-oftheislands.com 239-472-2311RS 1/4 BM TFN KELLY ROAD 2BR/2BA2nd oor, end unit w/screened lanai. Small complex w/pool & tennis. No smoking, no pets. Close to Sanibel & Ft. Myers Beach $800/mo. Avail immediately. Annual only. 239-851-4921 or 239-454-3252RS 1/3 CC TFN VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDVolunteers needed for the After School Program which runs Mon.-Th, 2:30 3:15 pm call Linda Reynolds 472-1617 RS 1/4 NC TFN HELP WANTED Read us online atIslandSunNews.com COMMERCIAL RENTALRESTAURANT, BARHigh Visibility, up to 90 seat possible, San Carlos Blvd 2 min. to Fort Myers Beach, Boat access Plenty of parking. For Lease Information call 239-246-4716 RR 1/17 NC TFN 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 OPEN HOUSE CORNER WEST GULF DR. AND DINGMAN DR.Sunday, January 19th, 11am 2pm 4203 Dingman Drive, Sanibel Simply the Best! Gorgeous Renovation 4 BR, 3 BA $2,495,000 Chuck Bergstrom, 239-209-6500 Island Resident, Realtor RS 1/17 BM 1/17 ANNUAL RENTAL WANTEDRetired Couple wants Annual Rental house on Sanibel. Prefer 2 bedroom, garage pool, quiet canal or dead end street location. 614-595-6576NS 1/17 CC 2/7 ANNUAL RENTAL WANTED VACATION RENTAL Island VacationsOf Sanibel & CaptivaMillion $ Views Await You! Cottages Condos Homes Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths239-472-72771-888-451-7277 RS 1/4 BM TFN LIGHTHOUSE REALTYPaul J. Morris, Broker VACATION RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SALES 359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island 239-579-0511 RS 1/4 CC TFN SUNDIAL BEACH AND TENNIS RESORTOne bedroom condo (kings size bed), ground oor, steps to the beach. Rental daily, weekly, monthly or beyond. Please call for information: 917-208-6018SEALOFT VILLAGEPrivate community. Quaint cottage-two bedroom, two bathroom, pool, 250 step access to beach. Rental monthly. Please call for information: 917-208-6018 RS 1/10 CC 1/31 WALK TO BEACH, EAST END1/2 Duplex, 2 BD 1BA Bright, Clean, Modern Call Bob 410-913-2234 tidewaterbob@comcast.netRS 1/17 CC TFN PRIVATE BEACH ACCESSGulf Pines 3BR/2BTH Lanai Pool,Tennis, WI/FI Available March &/or April Call Cathy 786-877-5330 Miamiblocks@bellsouth.netNS 1/17 CC 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 OFFEREDHELLES CLEANING SERVICESResidential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471 Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. 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Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280RS 12/6 CC 2/28 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 WANTED HELP WANTED Landing a big sh from the beach can be hard on the sh. Dragging a sh up onto the sand if youre going to release it is not an option as it usually damages or kills the sh. Hold the sh in the water while you unhook it if youre going to release it. The less you can touch a sh before release the better for the sh. If you want a picture with the sh, support it as you lift it out of the water and do it quickly. Before releasing, revive the sh while holding it in the water; moving it slowly back and forth so water goes over its gills. The sh will let you know when its ready to swim off. Florida just recently changed the regulations on shing from shore. Florida residents as well as out of state visitors need a shing license to sh from shore. Shore Fishing:Don't Harm The Fishby Capt. Matt Mitchell GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE SALEDownsizing furniture, antiques, baby items, lots more. Saturday January 18th, 8am-1pm. 1095 Sandcastle Rd., Sanibel.NS 1/17 CC 1/17 FOR SALEBIG CLEARANCE SALE2431 Periwinkle Way www.SanibelSeaLifeGallery.comRS 12/27 CC TFN BUY SELL TRADE FURNITURE FOR SALETrundle bed with twin mattresses ($100); swivel rattan chair with cushions ($30), large, sturdy wooden bookcase ($50) 651-357-8404RS 1/17 NC 1/17 PALM TREESCD Johnson Company palm trees, 25 varieties Great selection. Can Dig & Deliver. Call Chriss 239-898-2518. Techman@embarqmail.comNS 1/17 CC 2/7 AUTOS FOR SALE1999 OLDSMOBILE 88Driven during Sanibel Season (Nov through April.) Only $250. Runs Fine. Call 239-312-4493 in Periwinkle Park Site 334.RS 1/17 NC 1/17 1989 MERCEDES 300 SE 4 dr., 156,000 miles GREAT CONDITION, extensive options. great Island car CALL MARK 239-850-4337NS 1/17 CC 1/24 2006 BMW 330 CONVERTIBLE22,000 miles, mint, Performance Package, new tires, original owner, $24,900 call 239-851-8113NS 1/17 CC 1/17 BOATS CANOES KAYAKSDOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800RS 1/4 NC TFN 1996 SEA RAY LAGUNA21 foot Center Console with a T-Top, full cover, deck pads, 200hp Mercury EFI, low hours, mint condition-$13,500. 239-851-8113NS 1/17 CC 1/17 LOST INDOOR CATTomas, neutered, declawed male gray tiger wearing blue collar with ID tag, went missing 1/13/2014 from 728 Anchor Dr. on Sanibels East End. Also has implanted ID chip. Please call 239-579-0745 or 717-891-5686, or e-mail cbeittel@aol.com.NS 1/17 NC TFN LOST PETVOLUNTEER 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 VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDVolunteers needed for light general maintenance. Call (CHR) Community Housing & Resources, Inc. 472-1189.NS 11/1 NC TFN TEACHER ASSISTANTFull Bene ts, Tolls paid The Sanibel School Please call Maureen 239 472-1617 NS 12/20 NC TFN DRIVERSnowbird needs part-time local driver during season. Must have own car. Sanibel resident preferred. Call Tom: 395-0004 NS 1/17 CC 1/24 VOLUNTEER/ JOB OPPORTUNITIESPAID volunteer opportunities to seniors, age 55 and over, to tutor/mentor children in elementary schools & after-school programs. Offering a stipend, mileage reimbursement, annual physical, holiday, vacation, and sick pay all tax exempt. Providing struggling school children a chance to succeed in school, and offering opportunities that will last a lifetime. Call Joan at The Dr. Piper Center at 239-332-5346. NS 1/17 NC TFN 29 THE RIVER JANUARY 17, 2014


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 THE RIVER JANUARY 17, 201430 SUDOKUTo play Sudoku: Complete the grid so that every row, column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 through 9 (the same number cannot appear more than once in a row, column or 3x3 box.) There is no guessing and no math involved, just logic.answer on page 27 My name is Fatima. Im a Florida curr/boxer mix and Ive had a rough life. I was found in the field with my litter of 10 puppies. They were very sickly and didnt make it but I did. Believe it or not, I was happy to finally have a roof over my head and plenty of food. I am a beautiful orange brindle with big brown soulful eyes. Im grateful, loving and would love to be a part of your family. My adoption fee $50 ($25 off the regular adoption fee of $75 during Animal Services Resolution Buddies adoption promotion). Im Chamberlain, an adorable feline if ever there was one. How about starting the new year off right with a new kitty? I promise to provide you with companionship and hours of entertainment. My adoption fee is $25 ($25 off the regular adoption fee of $50 during Animal Services adoption promotion). For information about this weeks pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at www. LeeLostPets.com. When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive, 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. Chamberlain ID# 580481 Fatima ID# 560722 photos by squaredogphoto.com


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