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FREETake Me Home VOL. 13, NO. 4 JANUARY 31, 2014From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Local Charity GLAD Of New NameWhat began as the Lee County Migrant Mission in the late 1950s to provide the migrant gladiolus field workers and their children warm clothing and blankets during the cold winters, gradually expanded to become a child care center serving over 160 children. That charity has been known as Brightest Horizons Child Development Center. In a move to return to its roots, Brightest Horizons has rebranded itself by taking on a new name, the Gladiolus Learning and Development Center (GLAD). The center is at 10320 Gladiolus Drive in South Fort Myers, and there are plans to build a new center on property it owns on the opposite side of Gladiolus Drive. The organization is looking for people who would like to get involved. Call 481-2100 to hear about volunteer opportunities. The following fundraising activities are planned: February 9 Cruise with Captiva Cruises to Useppa Island. This cruise includes lunch continued on page 5 Some of the children who attend Gladiolus Leaning and Development Center Rare Aircraft Will Visit For Wings Of Freedom Tour Aviation enthusiasts and history buffs will have the opportunity to tour or take flight in rare, historic World War II aircraft when the Collings Foundation brings rare aircraft to Fort Myers. The Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress Nine-O-Nine heavy bomber, Consolidated B-24J Liberator Witchcraft heavy bomber and North American Dual Control P-51C Mustang Betty Jane fighter will be on display at Page Field General Aviation Airport January 31 through February 2. The stop in Fort Myers is part of the Collings Foundations Wings of Freedom Tour, an annual 110-city nationwide tour in its 25th year of showcasing rare aircraft. The B-17G is one of the most recognizable bomber aircraft of World War II. The B-24J and Dual Control P-51C are the sole remaining examples of their type flying in the world. The public is invited to take ground tours or make reservations for flight experiences. The planes will be displayed on the ramp at Base Operations at Page Field, off Fowler Street. Walkthrough tours are available for a donation of $12 for adults and $6 for children under 12. World War II vets can tour the aircraft at no cost. Ground tour and display hours are 2 to 4 p.m. on January 31; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on February 1; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on February 2. Flight experiences are normally scheduled before and after the ground tour times. Flight costs for the B-17 or B-24 are $450 per person for a 30-minute flight. P-51 flights are $2,200 for a 30-minute flight and $3,200 for a full hour. Flight experiences are a tax-deductible donation. For flight reservations, call 800-5688924. For more information, visit www. collingsfoundation.org. Acoustic Afternoon At The AllianceThe Acoustic Music Society of Southwest Florida presents three hours of bluegrass and acoustic music in the Foulds Theatre at the Alliance for the Arts on Sunday, February 2 from 2 to 5 p.m. The concert features three acts; solo blues guitarist Frank Corso, Pain in the Grass, and Captain Joe & the Bottom Feeders. The Sunday afternoon concert series continues on March 30. Tickets are $7 at the door or $5 for Alliance members. Seating is open and first come, first served. Children 12 and under are free if accompanied by an adult. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Visit ArtInLee. org or call 939-2787 for more information. The Alliance for the Arts is at 10091 McGregor Boulevard just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Frank Corso Gale Bennett 75 Retrospective Exhibit At AllianceEyes Into Art, the long-awaited book about internationally-known contemporary artist Gale Bennett and his unique way of seeing and making art, will be officially released at the opening reception of Gale Bennett 75 on Friday, February 7 at the Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers. The reception will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Gale Bennett 75 is a retrospective covering the years 1969 to 2007 in honor of the 75th anniversary of Bennetts birth. It will feature 39 works on canvas and paper from the collection of Bennetts widow, Cello Bennett. It will be presented at the Alliance through March 1. Alicia Schmidt, nationally-known award-winning artist and Southwest Floridas leading minimalist painter, was a friend of Bennetts for over 30 years. She explained, Written as though Bennett is personally speaking to the reader, this engaging approach communicates to us his thoughts, techniques and philosophy about art that provides an exceptional continued on page 7 Eyes Into Art book cover


THE RIVER JANUARY 31, 20142 Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now: Tonnelier Houseby Gerri Reaves, PhD Co-Publishers Advertising Sales Office Coordinator Graphic Arts/Production Photographer Writers PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER Contributing Writers Read Us Online: www.IslandSunNews.com Click on The River Today, the addition of a ramp is the most notable change of the last few years photo by Gerri Reaves By 2009, the windows reflect the towers of High Point Place nearby and Edison-Ford Square is gone photo by Gerri Reaves In 2003, eastern windows reflect the soon-to-bedemolished Edison-Ford Square courtesy of the Southwest Florida Historical Society The Tonnelier house in 2003 courtesy of the Southwest Florida Historical Society


3 THE RIVER JANUARY 31, 2014 Fort Myers Public Art: Art Meets Archaeologyby Tom HallThree years ago, I embarked on an unexpected journey. In the course of investigating Fort Myers public art collection, I discovered that the vast majority of these artworks told stories about Fort Myers early history. Along my odyssey, I learned a great deal about vagabonds Edison, Ford and Firestone, early developers like William H. Towles, Harvie Heitman, Walter Langford and Peter Tonnelier, and a ton about the fort from which our town derives its name. But until I met archaeologist Theresa Schober and attended ArtCalusa last November, what I knew about Southwest Floridas original residents could be figuratively packed into an antique thimble with about two-centiliters of volume left over. Schober came to Fort Myers in 1998 to direct the restoration and exhibit development at Mound House and Newton Park on Fort Myers Beach. During her nine-year tenure, she amassed a prodigious amount of information and understanding about the life and times of the Native Americans who reigned over this area of the country from roughly 100 BC to 1704. Schober translated her knowledge and national contacts into a Viva Florida 500 exhibition that was designed to introduce Southwest Florida residents and visitors to this once mighty, ever proud, never bowed race. ArtCalusa: Reflections on Representation included paintings of the Calusa and their cities and settlements rendered by leading historical artists. The information presented sent me packing for the library to learn more about Fontaneda, Juan Ponce de Leon, Pedro Menendez de Aviles and his treacherous nephew Menendez Marquez, as well as the great Calusa chiefs forced to contend with the Spaniards attempts to convert, if not enslave their people. Recently, my fiancee and I boarded a Banana Bay tour boat with 26 other curiosity seekers to take a Schober-guided tour to Mound Key, a tiny island in the middle of Estero Bay which served as site of the Calusa empire from roughly 100 BC to 1,000 AD. Mound Key is not just rustic. It is downright primitive. Which delights Schober, who notes that in spite of the sites historic significance, theres been virtually no archaeological exploration of the island. Tour-takers will not learn everything there is to know about the once-mighty Calusa from touring Mound Key with a thoughtful and thought-provoking guide like archaeologist Theresa Schober, but they will become much better equipped to envision, appreciate and understand their society and what was lost when their civilization collapsed under the weight of their deleterious contacts with first the Spanish, and later the British, who armed Creek Indians and dispatched them to hunt, capture and enslave these native Americans continued on page 15 Archeologist Theresa Schober leads tours of Mound Key Romantic Candlelight Dinner Tempting Menu Selections Champagne www.morganhouserestaurant.com P b Lbt RIVER DISTRICT F Mnbf337-3377 CALL FOR RESERVATIONSalentines DayV@ THE MORGAN HOUSE 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 Cruise for a Cause Sunday, February 9th 2014 12:30 pm 5 pm 0 1 14 1 12: 2: pm 5 p pm Call 239Ca Ca 3 399481-2100 for Reservations on ns


THE RIVER JANUARY 31, 20144 Festival Of Trees Raises Over $92,000Goodwill Industries 7th annual Festival of Trees and Tux & Trees Gala, presented by FineMark National Bank & Trust, is celebrating the end of another successful fundraiser. The combined events raised over $92,000 to support The Southwest Florida Goodwill Foundation. The Festival of Trees is a week-long showcase of holiday trees, each beautifully decorated by Southwest Florida businesses, organizations and individuals. More than 5,000 people visited this years free holiday showcase at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. The festival concluded December 7 with the Tux & Trees Gala, a blacktie charity auction which serves as the Southwest Florida Goodwill Foundations primary fundraiser. Auctioneer Mike Joyce and hostess Stacey Adams of WINK News sold 26 trees at the galas live auction. The top selling tree was the annual Very, Beary Christmas tree. The tree, which featured over 600 new teddy bears donated by the community, raised $13,800. The tree was donated to the childrens hospital. Every year we grow this event, said Goodwills Community Relations Coordinator Madison Mitchell. The Festival of Trees has become such a holiday tradition for so many families in Southwest Florida. Over 300 people attended the Tux & Trees Gala, an event record. Last year we had about 250 RSVP for the event, said Mitchell. This year, the support was just outstanding. Everyone was having a great time. The Festival of Trees and Tux & Trees Gala were made possible by event sponsors FineMark National Bank & Trust, GCG Construction, The Home Depot, Azteca America/Univision SWFL, DLatinos Magazine, Grandeur Magazine, The News-Press Media Group, Sunny 106, Ryder, OFM Builders & Consultants, g3 Catering, Jasons Deli, Two Men and a Truck, HONC Destruction/Environmental/Marine Contracting, and East Coast Recycling Equipment. For more information, or to be part of the 2014 Festival of Trees, visit www. tuxandtrees.com or call 995-2106 ext. 2213. Festival of Trees committee members A large crowd was in attendance for the gala City of Fort Myers Mayor Randy Henderson, Santa, former mayor Jim Humphrey and Goodwill CEO Tom Feurig Alva Craft ShowCraft vendors are welcome to register for a space at the annual Alva Craft Show on February 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Spaces are available for $5. Tables, tents, chairs, etc, are not provided. This show will be held at the Alva Community Park. For further information or to become a vendor, contact Sandra Bates at 728-2882. Live Entertainment Nightly, Online Discounts, Loyalty Program, The Best Happy Hour HAPPY HOUR 4-7PM DAILY 1/2 PRICE ON ALL DRINKS, WINE BY THE GLASS & ALL BEER 1/2 PRICE ON ALL DRINKS, WINE BY THE GLASS & ALL BEER PLUS $4.99 APPETIZERS AT THE BAR PLUS $4.99 APPETIZERS AT THE BARWe have some spectacular bands scheduled this season on Friday & SaturdayVIEW OUR SCHEDULE ONLINE at Brattasristoramte.com OPENING FOR LUNCH OPENING FOR LUNCH MONDAY FEBRUARY 3 MONDAY FEBRUARY 3 11:30AM TILL 4PM MONDAY THRU FRIDAY 11:30AM TILL 4PM MONDAY THRU FRIDAY ENJOY HAPPY HOUR AT LUNCH BRATTASRISTORANTE.COM BRATTASRISTORANTE.COM DINNER DAILY 4PM DINNER DAILY 4PM 239-433-4449 239-433-4449 12984 S. CLEVELAND AVE., FORT MYERS 12984 S. CLEVELAND AVE., FORT MYERS OPEN OPEN DAILY DAILY 4pm 4pm Make your Make your Valentines Valentines reservations! reservations! THE THE RENATA BAND RENATA BAND Friday & Saturday Friday & Saturday January 31 & February 1 January 31 & February 1 7:30-11:30pm 7:30-11:30pm


5 THE RIVER JANUARY 31, 2014 From page 1GLAD New Homeon board the Lady Chadwick, guided tours of Useppas botanical and butterfly gardens, Barbara L. Sumwalt Museum and the Collier Inn. Dessert, coffee, wine and cheese will be served on board during the return with a live auction to raise funds for scholarships/needs; February 17 Glow Golf Tournament at Gulf Coast Town Centers indoor miniature golf course. School is out and this activity is geared for the family and friends. Tickets are available from by calling 481-2100; February 24 Sanibel Chicos Wardrobe Party, at the original Chicos on Sanibel. Hand them a GLAD flyer and 10 percent will go to GLAD. Flyers are available at www.gladkids.net; March 1 Fish Tale Marina Fishing Tournament; March 28 Gulf Harbour Luncheon with entertainment by children from GLAD; April 11 Tennis Tournament at Legends; May 6 Derby Party at George and Wendys Sanibel Seafood Grille; Call 481-2100 for more information. Youngsters at play at GLAD Rockin Concert Series In The ParkCentennial Park will be rocking the first Saturday of each month from March to August with the Sounds from the River Concert Series. Centennial Park, located at 2000 West First Street, will be the location. The concert series will showcase the number one tribute bands in America. Not only do they look like the real artists, they sound just like the real deal. The line up is: March 1 AC/DC April 5 Bon Jovi May 3 Billy Joel June 7 Journey July 5 Sheryl Crow August 2 Michael Jackson The concerts start at 5 p.m. and go to 10 p.m. Tickets are $5 pre-sale for each concert or $8 at the gate. Kids 12 and under are free. This is a family event for all ages and pets are welcome on a leash. Arrive early and bring your own chairs or blankets. There will be chairs to rent for $5. Food vendors will be on site serving up food, beer, wine and other beverages. No coolers are allowed. For more information, go to www.soundsfromtheriver. com. Sounds from the River helps raise money for the Passion Foundation. The Passion Foundations purpose is to build shade structures over playgrounds in Southwest Florida and to educate the community about sun safety and the benefits of early detection of skin cancer. For more information, go to www.passionfoundation.org. Arts And Music In LaBelle ParkArts of the Inland is sponsoring the 3rd annual Inland Arts & Music festival on Saturday, February 1, at Barron Park in LaBelle, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Artists, crafters, photographers and authors will display and sell their works. LaBelle High School art and craft students will be showing their creations and there will be face painting for the children. The Boy Scouts will perform the flag presentation and LaBelle Mayor Dave Lyons will open the festival. Entertainment will follow on the gazebo stage with The Firehouse Singers, The Shock Sisters and fiddle/dulcimer player Joyce Waltman. Food vendors include Authentic Maine Lobster Bake. For further information contact LaVon Koenig at 303-5849 or email artsinland@ gmail.com. FREE MARINA DOCKAGE with Dock Attendants Assistance Make sure you pick up a Nellies discount card come in six times and get a FREE meal Lunch, Dinner Snacks in BetweenAward-Winning Restaurant Mksure Where its Happy Hour all the time!!! Valentines Day Special Menu & Full Menu Available Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


THE RIVER JANUARY 31, 20146 Hortoons Pancake BreakfastOn Sunday, February 2, the Bayside Mens Club hosts its monthly pancake breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. in the Bayside Recreation Hall. There will be all-you-can-eat pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausages, coffee and orange juice for $5. The final pancake breakfast of the season is scheduled for March 9. Bayside Estates is off San Carlos Boulevard, just south of Pine Ridge Road. Signs are at both entrances. For more information, call Ken Wescoat at 609-226-9955. Military Officers Meet February 10The next meeting of the Lee Coast Chapter of MOAA (Military Officers Association or America) will be held at Crown Colony Golf and Country Club at 6 p.m. Monday February 10. The speaker will be Tom Eastwood, noted speaker on counterintelligence matters. He began his career in law enforcement with the U.S. Treasurys Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, then transferred to the Department of Defense as a special agent and later as an executive, where for 15 years he conducted and led counterintelligence, security and criminal investigations. Former, retired or active duty uniformed officers who are interested in joining MOAA may contact Steve Epkins at 810-0488 for membership information. MOAA MeetingThe Calusa Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will have a breakfast meeting on Saturday, February 10 at 9 a.m. at Wine & Roses Restaurant, 1404 Cape Coral Parkway, Cape Coral. Jack Wagner will speak about the Pride and Patriotism Program in Lee County Schools, the Combat Infantry Association and the local Purple Heart Chapter. All military officers and spouses are invited to attend. The cost for the breakfast is $10 at the door. Reservations may be made by contacting Dixie Buick at 945-5030. Current Calusa chapter officers are president, Nick Hubbell; vice president, Paul Sechtman; secretary, Marilyn Stout; treasurer, Gray Warmunde; and memberat-large, Jean Van House. Information about the Calusa Chapter may be obtained by contacting the president, Nick Hubbell, at 240-381-3975. For membership information, contact Tim Cook, 945-6155. Tom Eastwood Republican Womens DinnerLee County Supervisor of Elections Sharon Harrington will be the speaker at the Lee Republican Women Federated dinner meeting on Monday, February 10 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn-Fort Myers, 12600 University Drive Cost is $20 all inclusive. RSVP to 432-9389 or email rmh738@aol.com or go to www.leerepublicanwomen.com. Cost is $20 all inclusive. lic no. MV 81675239-267-2556Service that Speaks for Itself Ich spreche Deutsch OPEN MON-FRI 9AM 5:30PMSAT & SUN: BY APPT. To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


7 THE RIVER JANUARY 31, 2014 Sanibel 1 025 Periwinkle Wa y Mon Sat. 10 5 Evenings & Sun d ays b y appointmen t 5 79.041 2 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 From page 1Gale Bennett 75 Retrospectivetool for artists of all levels to develop and expand their talent. This most informative artist/instructor generously shared a lifetime of knowledge and experience with his students, friends and community. Now, it is documented. As it happens, Bennett reviewed Schmidts work for several years as art critic for the Fort Myers News-Press and radio. The dynamic and colorful cover of Eyes Into Art is a Bennett painting. The book includes a forward written by Bennett in 1999. Material covered includes Bennetts point/counterpoint and ABA techniques and Claude Monet and Bennetts color palettes. Chapters are What Makes A Masterpiece, The Challenge of Pictorial Space, Composition & Perspective, Color, Value, Light & Contrast, Portraits & Figures, Landscapes & Still-Life, Essential Painting & Drawing Techniques. A short bibliography with selections from Bennetts own bookshelf follows. The history of this publication is inspiring. Shortly before Bennett passed away in 2008, he asked Cello Bennett to assume responsibility for completing the book he had been promising his students for more than 20 years. He gave her the table of contents and the section he had written, and many of his former students shared their class notes. He also chose the title, Eyes Into Art. Fast forward to present day and Cello Bennett and her committee have completed a book covering Bennetts primary artistic principles and containing 69 illustrations more than 50 of them paintings by Bennett. While it has been written from an artists point of view, the language has been carefully chosen and explained for both artists and non-artists to not only use as a tool, but to enjoy. This publication about Bennetts art and method of teaching art, which was begun by the artist more than 30 years ago, was completed by Cello Bennett with the assistance of 15 artists, all former participants in Gale Bennett workshops both in Southwest Florida and at his famed ArtStudy Giverny in Giverny, France. Most of the committee members will be at the opening reception to autograph copies. Committee members are Sanibel residents Marcy Calkins, Sheila Hoen, Jane Hudson and Marilyn Miglio; Cape Coral residents Paula Eckerty, Barbara Mintz and Joanna Olsen; Fort Myers resident Barbara Wilson and former resident Pat Dunn (now of Nashville, Tennessee); Punta Gorda/Port Charlotte residents Liz Hutchinson-Sperry, Jane Geronime and the late Muriel Van Patten as well as Gayle Keith Ashley of Useppa and Caroline Homes Nuckolls of Marietta, Georgia. A native of Southwest Florida, Gale Bennett (1939-2008) was an internationally-known contemporary artist whose work can be found in collections throughout the United States as well as in Canada, Europe, Japan and Australia. He was the founder and director of ArtStudy Giverny in Giverny, France, a school for artists and photographers. He studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Bennett has been called Southwest Floridas most renowned native artist and art teacher. During the years 1996 to 2007, he welcomed nearly 1,000 artists to his workshops in Monets famous village of Giverny where they had the rare privilege of painting in Monets gardens seven days a week. Bennett also regularly exhibited his paintings at exhibitions in Giverny and Paris. Bennett has been called one who could justly lay claim to the title of successor to the great Monet by French magazine, Plaisir de peindre, in Gale Bennett: The Heir from America in 2002. Jay Williams, curator of the Vero Beach Museum of Art and former curator of what is now the Rauschenberg Gallery at Edison College, said, Gale Bennetts landscape paintings remind us of the essential harmony underlying sensory experience. The poetic composition of his lines and forms corresponds to a larger truth, the human need for connection to the binding energy within nature a nameless but very real presence that saturates his canvasses. Bennetts work bridges the sensibility of Corot, Rousseau and the Barbizon painters with the tradition of abstraction found in the works of Kandinsky, Hoffman and de Kooning. In Bennetts paintings, visual experience undergoes a kind of alchemy, what Degas called a transformation in which imagination and memory work together. The works in this exhibition are evidence of that mysteriously powerful process. Every one is a love story, demonstrating to gallery visitors Bennetts passion for the beauty of paint on canvas. In addition to teaching his life drawing class at the Alliance, Bennett also taught painting and drawing workshops at BIG ARTS on Sanibel, at the Cape Coral Art Studio and at the Art League of Bonita Springs. He was honored twice by the Angels of the Arts in 2006 as Artist of the Year and posthumously in 2008 for Lifetime Achievement. The price is $34.95 per book. This limited-edition book will be available for sale at the Alliance for the Arts beginning February 7. For more information about the exhibit, call 939-2787. The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers. Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER JANUARY 31, 20148 Along The RiverFriday, January 31 through March 16, the Florida Repertory Theatre presents Rodgers & Hammersteins A Grand Night for Singing. An enchanting love letter to Rodgers & Hammerstein, the performance features over 45 of the duos most beloved songs. The musical revue is a glamorous and spellbinding night at the theater that the whole family will love. Relive the Golden Age of musical theater with songs from South Pacific, The Sound of Music, Carousel, Oklahoma and Cinderella. Florida Repertory Theatre is located in the historic Arcade Theatre, 2267 First Street, Fort Myers. Call the box office at 332-4488 or go to www.floridarep.org. On Saturdays during winter season, Guided Nature Walks 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 water, hat, sunscreen, binoculars, camera and closedtoed shoes or boots. Meet in the parking lot. Walks are scheduled from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Restroom facility are on site. On February 1, the trip is through Prairie Pines, 18400 North Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers. The trail length is 1/4 of a mile and the degree of difficulty is easy. Explore the wonders of the beautiful 2,650-acre preserve. Learn about some of the plants and animals that call the preserve home. Conservation 20/20 is part of Lee County Parks & Recreation. It is located at 10130 Bayshore Road, North Fort Myers. For more information, call 7070862 or go to www.conservation2020. org. Experience classic movie favorites on the big screen at Regal Bell Tower Stadium 20. On Sunday, February 2 and Wednesday, February 5, the series features the 1993 comedy Groundhog Day. Bill Murray portrays a weatherman who finds himself living the same day over and over again. Tickets for the Classic Film Series are on sale now. Showtimes for each classic film are 2 p.m. on Sundays and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. The Regal Bell Tower Stadium 20 movie theater is located at 13499 Bell Tower Drive, Fort Myers. Call 437-2020 or go to www.regmovies.com. If you prefer new independent films, go to the Sidney & Berne Davis Center for Thank God its Monday (TGIM). Every Monday through February 24, local film buffs gather to view and judge short indie films to determine if they will earn a spot in the Fort Myers Film Festival held in March. TGIM features happy hour at 6:30 p.m.; the show starts at 7 p.m. Hosted by Eric Raddatz and co-host Melissa DeHaven. TGIM takes place at The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center located at 2301 First Street, Fort Myers. For more information, go to www.fortmyersfilmfestival. com. The El Galeon Andelucia and the Nao Victoria are arriving onn Fort Myers Beach on February 12. Both ships will be docked at the Fort Myers Beach historic seaport at Nervous Nellies Marina, the winter home of the tall ship Lynx, and will be open for tours starting February 13. Travel back in time 500 years when you step onboard these magnificent ships and experience firsthand what it was like to explore the world in the 16th century. The Nao Victoria is 75-foot, 170-ton exact replica of Ferdinand Magellans ship that was the first to circumnavigate the globe on a three-year, 32,000-mile voyage from 1519 to 1522. She will be joined by El Galeon Andelucia, a replica of the late 16th century fabled merchant vessels and war ships that made up the early navies of Europe. John Bowyer, a ship tour guide, said, El Galeon is a 170-foot, 495-ton replica of a Spanish galleon. Although El Galleon represents the later galleons, Bowyer said, Ships like this actually date back to the time of Columbus voyages. Bowyer, who has done extensive research on colonial period ships, said, Galleons have a long history. He explained that the larger ships were either merchant or military ships. As time went on, a need was seen for armed merchant ships. The ships are open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily for public tours. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. 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. For boat tour reservations, go to www.tallshipevent. com/Fort_Myers_Beach. NARFE MeetingNARFE (National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association) will meet on Wednesday, February 19 at the Golden Corral, located at 4690 Colonial Blvd. in Fort Myers. For more information, call 482-6713. The cast of Rodgers & Hammersteins A Grand Night for Singing : Antoinette Henry, Joe Paparella, Erin Mosher, Alexandra Hale and Jacob January. The musical revue runs through March 16 at the Florida Repertory Theatre. Step aboard the El Galeon Andelucia and Nao Victoria and travel 500 years back in time. The ships are coming to Nervous Nellies on Fort Myers Beach in February. 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 LifePalm Ridge Road & Library Way Sanibel


9 THE RIVER JANUARY 31, 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 are served on the weekends. 12984 S. Cleveland Avenue, 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 themed sports bar with indoor and outdoor patio seating. The combined menu offers all the lunch and dinner items from 11 a.m. until closing. It includes cedar plank salmon topped with a mango chipotle glaze or a marinated grilled chicken sandwich. The fish tacos are a local favorite and theres a well provisioned raw bar. Tropical drinks are a specialty, notably the signature rum drink, Island Mojito. 708 Fishermans Wharf, 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 10 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 moooood 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 only 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 twodrink 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 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 Tuna Tataki from Ichiban in historic downtown Fort Myers ISLAND COW NERVOUS NELLIES CRAZY WATERFRONT EATERYcontinued on page 15 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


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, 5:30 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, 6:15 p.m. Torah Study, Saturday, 9:15 a.m.continued on page 11THE RIVER JANUARY 31, 201410


11 THE RIVER JANUARY 31, 2014 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. Wednesday Morning Live! LecturesThe 13th annual Wednesday Morning Live! Community Lecture series continues through February at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Fort Myers with the following topics: February 5 The Calusan presented by Charles LeBuff, local author, environmentalist and historian. February 12 Feed My People presented by Al Brislane, president and CEO of the Harry Chapin Food Bank. February 19 A Portrait of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor presented by Joanna Olson, local actress. February 26 You Dont Have to Be a Minister to Talk About Business Ethics presented by Dawn-Marie Driscoll, business ethics expert. The one-hour lectures begin at 10 a.m. preceded by coffee and snacks at 9:30 a.m. Admission is free. Covenant Presbyterian Church is at 2439 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, phone 334-8937 or www.covpcfm.com for additional information. New Organist At St. Peters James Kreger has been named as the new organist at St. Peter Lutheran Church, Fort Myers Beach. His professional career has included serving as music director of several churches, most recently Faith Lutheran in Lehigh Acres. He was a faculty member at Armed Forces School of Music in Norfolk, Virginia. He has also written a ballet for Tidewater Ballet Company in Virginia and has had several musical compositions and arrangements published for string orchestra, orchestra, brass and choir. He has served as music director of the Lehigh Singers, and is currently their board president. Kreger received a bachelor of fine arts in music education from the University of South Dakota, Vermillion, as well as completing some of his work toward a master of music degree in clarinet performance. He is a member of the American Guild of Organists. St. Peter Lutheran Church is located at 3751 Estero Boulevard. 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Temple Judea is located at 14486 A&W Bulb Road in Fort Myers. For more information, call 433-0201 or email tjswfl@gmail.com. Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER JANUARY 31, 201412 Wrap Up And Get Out Thereby Capt. Matt MitchellAs the reports of the crazy cold winter weather up north continue to make the headlines, we have also had a much colder than usual winter in Pine Island Sound too. However, our water temperature seems to have finally bottomed out and leveled off right around 60 degrees. Without any more drastic drops in our water temperature, the fish seem to be used to it. Although Im not currently catching lots of huge fish, action has been pretty much non-stop. Anglers willing to bundle up and go fishing have been rewarded with lots of tasty fillets to take home. Sheepshead and rat redfish made up the majority of the action on my boat this week. During the coldest days these were the main two species that would consistently cooperate and keep the rods bent. Sheepshead fishing continues to improve as conditions remained about as chilly as it gets for us. The longer it stays cold, the larger the average size of these sheepshead seems to get. Generally this action does not peak until the end of February. Any dock, rocky jetty, blow-down or bridge pilling throughout the sound is a good place to get hooked up on one of these stripped porgies. Be patient as the bite will often start off a little slow then get better and better. Chunks of shrimp with a small hook is the go-to rig for these soft-hitting bait stealers. Big numbers of just below-the-slotsized redfish were also found throughout the sheltered mangrove creek systems in the sound. Deep mangrove channels with good current on the lower stages of the tide held the largest concentrations of these rat redfish. These blue-tailed, cold water redfish are about as pretty as they get all year. If you caught enough of them, you just might get a few that would be over the 18-inch minimum. We did manage a few bigger redfish this week, right around 22 to 24 inches but they were few and far between. Handle these fish carefully as you unhook and release them; they will be big one day soon. During the very few warmer days we have experienced over the last week there was some pretty good action to be found out on the flats. Deeper flats (four to six feet) within close proximity of the passes had good numbers of ladyfish and jacks along with a few pompano and keeper trout in the mix. Live shrimp fished under a popping cork was the best method for this open water action. When things got windy and cold this bite just totally shut down as the fish, like most anglers, sought out a warmer and more sheltered refuge. On the coldest days I have been switching my bait up from a live shrimp to a chunk of shrimp rigged on a oz. hook-up jig. When you think youre fishing this rig as slow as you can along the bottom, slow it down some more and that should be just about right. Deep sheltered creeks and canals will always produce fish no matter how cold it is. Dont let a cold weather forecast keep you off the water; simply change up your tactics the fish are still there.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. Paul Salassa from Philadelphia with a 35-inch redfish caught while targeting sheepshead on docks with shrimp chunks Safe Boating CourseThe San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron is offering Americas Boating Course on Saturday, February 8, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. This course is recognized by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators. State legislation requires anyone born after January 1, 1988 to have passed a safe boating course and obtain a Boating Safety Education ID card, which is valid for life, in order to operate a boat with more than 10 h.p. Each student will receive a card/certificate from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission upon completion of the class. The course consists of two sessions on consecutive Saturdays. The second session will be on Saturday, February 15. Topics covered include hull design, docking, anchoring, handling boating emergencies and reading channel markers to make each boating experience safer and more enjoyable. The cost of the course is $45 with a $20 cost for a second person sharing the instruction materials. The course is being taught at the San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron Classroom located at 16048 San Carlos Boulevard. Students can register at www. scbps.com or call 466-4040. ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. 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CROW Case Of The Week: American Kestrelby Patricia MolloyWhen it comes to the American kestrel (Falco sparverius), size certainly doesnt matter. Despite being the continents smallest falcon at 12 to 14 inches long, it is a fast-flying, fiercely intense predator. Nicknamed the sparrow hawk, the kestrel is as comfortable in a bustling city as the quiet countryside. The next time you are near an open field or along a roadside, take a moment to scan the nearest power line for a small, colorful bird examining the ground below in anticipation of an unsuspecting rodent or lizard.The American kestrel is one of only three raptor species in North America in which the colorful males and females are easily distinguishable. Both genders have rusty-red feathers on their tails and backs along with two black stripes sometimes called sideburns on either side of their light-colored faces. Males, however, also possess slate-blue markings on their wingtips and atop their regal heads. Last month, an injured American kestrel was admitted to CROW after being found on the ground. The initial exam, which included palpation of the birds dropping wing, concluded that the adult female had sustained a metacarpal fracture or broken bone. Dr. Heather ordered radiographs to determine the extent of the patients injury followed by surgery to realign the bone. After the procedure, a bandage was placed over the incision to keep it clean and the patient was given antibiotics and a pain reliever for 10 days. One of the greatest challenges of wildlife medicine is keeping patients calm so that they do not hurt themselves further. Wild birds, particularly adults, become extremely stressed in captivity; not only are they likely to perceive caregivers as predators, but they are prone to injuring themselves in their cages in an effort to escape. Additionally, they often become depressed and unwilling to eat on their own if they are immobilized. Thanks to the skilled efforts of CROWs staff, patient #3388 is recovering very nicely. She eats everthing we put in front of her, said Dr. Kristen Dube, DVM intern. Soon, very soon, she can go outside. Shes perky enough.While the kestrel is still not well enough to fly properly due to the bandage on her wing, Dr. Heather plans move the bird to an outdoor small-flight enclosure this week. We plan to put her in with burrowing owls and just open up the door, she explained. That would give her enough space to excercise, since she cannot really fly.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. The female American kestrel, patient #3388, recuperates after surgery 13 THE RIVER JANUARY 31, 2014 Additional Locations: 1156 N. Tamiami Trail in North Fort Myers Call 997-5777 2397 Davis Blvd in Naples Call 793-5800 Hours:Mon-Sat 8am 5:30pm Sun 9am 3pmComplete DO-IT-YOURSELFBoat Parts Store Marine Trading Post15600 San Carlos Blvd, Unit 170, Ft Myers (Beside Big Lots) Call 437-7475 Filet Table$59.99 Stainless SteelProps$299 Aluminum Props$99 3-Rod Holder$9.99


THE RIVER JANUARY 31, 201414 Plant SmartSargents Palmby Gerri ReavesSargents palm (Pseudophoenix sargentii) is a Florida native once found in the coastal hammocks of the Keys. However, the species has been devastated by development in the state and is now listed as endangered. It is slow-growing, prefers full sun and alkaline soil, and is of significant ornamental value. It is speculated that it can live up to a century. Besides being highly saltand drought-tolerant once established, it is very windand pest-resistant, too. Along with the royal palm, it is one of two native palms with a crownshaft, an area where frond bases wrap around each other. However, Sargents palms usually grow only 10 to 15 feet in height, rarely beyond 25, so its a good choice for a royal palm-like look without huge dimensions. The gray-green trunk is shiny between leaf-scar rings, the crown short and wide. The fourto 10-foot fronds have stiff pinnate leaves, which are bluish to grayish green with silvery undersides. Greenish yellow flowers bloom throughout the year and are a nectar source for bees. Clusters of bright red berries inspire another common name, cherry palm. It is also called buccaneer palm. Seeds allowed to stay on the ground will likely germinate. Cold-sensitive Sargents palm is suitable only for the southern parts of Florida. Be sure that any specimen you buy is cultivated responsibly and not plundered from the wild. Sources: regionalconservation. org, lee.ifas.ufl.edu, palms.org, Native Florida Plants by Robert G. Haehle and Joan Brookwell, A Gardeners Guide to Floridas Native Plants by Rufino Osorio, and www.ftg.org. Plant Smart explores the plant life of South Florida and sustainable landscape practices. Lee County Extension Service Opportunities For Yard-LoversHomeowners interested in gardening or native landscaping can mark their calendars for upcoming Lee County Extension Service opportunities: The annual Homeowner Garden Series will be held weekly from 10 a.m. to noon through March 26 at Fort Myers Regional Library Meeting Rooms site, 1651 Lee Street in Fort Myers. Lee County Master Gardeners Donna Cressman and Gayle Edwards will teach participants how to attract butterflies and inform them about an on-going Monarch Butterfly Monitoring program. Series topics also include palms, lawns, flowering trees, roses, citrus and invasive critters. The cost is $8 per class or $30 for the series. The Florida Yards & Neighborhoods introductory class is being held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, February 1 at Rotary Park, 5505 Rose Garden Road in Cape Coral. The Florida Yards & Neighborhoods program teaches homeowners about Florida Friendly gardening. This method is a sustainable way to have a beautiful yard while being kind to the South Florida environment. The class covers such topics as What does it mean to be Florida Friendly, How can I save money in my own back-yard and be a more successful gardener and Whats so special about native plants? This class teaches the proper application of fertilizers and pesticides for home-owners. The cost is $5 per household. To sign up for the Homeowner Garden Series or for more information, visit http://lee.ifas.ufl.edu or call 5337504 or 533-7513. To sign up for the Florida Yards & Neighborhoods introductory class or for more information, call 549-4606 or email FYNLeeCounty@gmail.com. Railroad Museum Fund DonationThe Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation is kicking off the fundraising drive for the Railroad Museum of South Florida, which operates a one-eighth scale railroad in the Lakes Regional Park in South Fort Myers. The $4,000 donation is earmarked for the railroads Building Fund, which will be used to build a new train storage building at the north end of the park. The Railroad Museum of South Florida, Inc. is a non-profit organization that operates both a museum for the preservation of South Florida railroad history as well as a 1.5-mile, 1/8th scale railroad. Better known to children and adults alike as the Train Village, the museum has been operating in the park since 1996 and has nearly 90,000 visitors a year. The railroad annually hosts the Halloween and Holiday Express evening trains, which have become a family tradition for many Lee County residents. The new train storage building will replace two old ocean storage containers and be fully capable of handling all of the railroads rolling stock and seasonal decorations. An artist rendering of the new building can be seen at the museum ticket counter. Anyone who wishes to make a donation for the building can mail a check payable to the Railroad Museum of South Florida, 7330 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33908. The Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation is a non-profit organization that enriches Lakes Park with various projects. Its main focus is to assist Lee County Parks & Recreation implementing the $30 million Lakes Park Master Plan with the goal of enhancing the parks environmental aesthetics, wildlife habitat and recreational amenities. For further information, contact Marsha Asp at 851-6434 or visit www. LakesPark.org. Information on the Railroad Museum of South Florida is available by calling 267-1905 or by visiting www.rrsf.org. 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15 THE RIVER JANUARY 31, 2014Saucy Retirement Tale At Off Broadway Palmby Di SaggauWith a title Nanas Naughty Knickers, one might wonder what will take place on stage. The play is written by a fairly new playwright, Katy DiSavino. Its a cute and clever farcical comedy about an 83-year-old grandmother who runs an illegal lingerie boutique from her rent-controlled apartment in New York City. As the play opens, Nanas granddaughter Bridget (Theresa Walker) arrives to live with her for the summer. She is shocked when she discovers what Nana (Sherry Konjura) has been up to. She first tries to hide the business from her potential suitor, a young cop (Craig Smith) and the landlord (Gerry Konjura) hell bent on evicting her grandmother. The Konjuras are a real life couple. The fun of the first act is watching Bridget and Vera (Donna Adams Schulte), Nanas hard of hearing best friend, accidentally discover all the frilly lacey negligees that are hidden just about everywhere. The modest apartment setting is transformed before our eyes into a lingerie shop thanks to countless secret cupboards, sliding panels and walk-in closets. Its fun watching each character discover the secret compartments. Bridget, a law student, is worried that Nana will go to jail for running an illegal business, or even worse, lose her rent-controlled apartment. To further complicate matters, Nana gets a delivery shipment that was supposed to go to a sex apparel shop. Opening up these packages provides some laughs. When Heather VanPree, (Katie Pankow) arrives to explain the mix-up, she brings a total different character into the fray. I was hypnotized by her black patent leather heels that appeared to be 12 inches high. Adding to the cast are Mark Richards as a flirty UPS man and Nancy Antonio as the landlords wife, who is very persuasive. A lot of laughter is provided but there is a serious message here. Some of its underlying themes are that elderly people arent always out of touch and that sexuality exists after retirement. One doesnt have to know how to work the internet to be a viable member of society. Nana still has a lot of life left in her and Im sure there are lots of seniors in Southwest Florida who feel the same way. Nanas Naughty Knickers runs through March 15 at The Off Broadway Palm Theatre, 1380 Colonial Boulevard, Fort Myers. For tickets, call 278-4422. 1628 Periwinkle Way 472-2893 Heart of the Islands, SanibelOpen Daily at 10am www.threecraftyladies.com D aily at 10a m e craftyladies.co m Tropical Fabrics Tropical Fabrics Novelty Yarn Novelty Yarn Quilting Quilting Notions Notions Beads Beads Scrapbook Papers Scrapbook Papers Childrens Crafts Childrens Crafts Art Supplies Art Supplies Shell Crafts Shell Crafts Gifts Gifts Find us on Ask about our Sewing Machine Rental Program! Ask about our Sewing Machine Rental Program! STOP IN ON THURSDAY TO CREATE A MAKEITANDTAKEIT BEAD BRACELET SOUVENIR! STOP IN ON THURSDAY TO CREATE A MAKEITANDTAKEIT BEAD BRACELET SOUVENIR! Cast members, from left, Donna Adams Schulte, Theresa Walker and Sherry Konjura Family Movie Nights At The AllianceThe Alliance for the Arts announces the return of its popular Outdoor Family Movie Nights beginning on Friday, January 31 at 7 p.m. with a screening of The Wizard of Oz. Bring blankets, lawn chairs, picnic baskets and coolers and watch this all-time classic film under the starts with family and friends. The series continues on Friday, February 28 at 7 p.m. with Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 and concludes on Friday, March 28 at 8 p.m. with Despicable Me 2. A suggested $5 donation helps ensure continued free family programming at the Alliance. Support for Family Movie Night generously provided by Briers CPA, DinoLingo.com, Riverside Realty, Staging Matters and Winged Foot Title. The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. February 8, 2014YOU CAN ALSO DONATE ITEMS! (DEADLINE February 6th) From page 3Archaeologyto the point where they disappeared from the pages of history. And for a neophyte local historian like this author, the trip begins to fill in the gaps and missing links in the history of Southwest Florida, which all too often considers the sad plight of the Seminole Indians to the exclusion of the far older and longer entrenched Calusa simply because the latter disappeared from the scene a hundred or so years before the Seminoles migrated into South Florida. Each tour departs from West Bay in Estero and includes a guided tour by Schober focused on the rich history of Mound Key. A light lunch is also provided. Each tour is limited to 25 people and costs $45 per person. The proceeds realized are being donated to help underwrite a documentary that is being coordinated with the Viva Florida 500 celebration about the remarkable island capital of the Calusa Indians. For reservations, call 851-9040 or email MakingHistoryMemorable@gmail.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.


THE RIVER JANUARY 31, 201416 Beach Art Association Juried ShowOn Sunday, the Fort Myers Beach Art Associations finest exhibit of the season opened at the association gallery. This is the one exhibit each season that is open to all members of the Southwest Florida Art Council. The exhibit was juried and judged by Mary Alice Baukman, who taught workshop at the gallery last week. Baukman said, The paintings were exciting and showed great diversity, many different approaches in their selection and treatment of subject, and great imagination in treatment of their painting medium. I congratulate the artists who won awards. You were among so many fine artists. Awards were given at the reception January 26 by the associations first vice president, Floyd Lawrence, and Fran Myers of Red Coconut RV Resort, which sponsored the show. This exhibit will hang until February 13. For those interested in learning to paint, several short workshops are being taught this season as well as Patty Kanes watercolor classes on Monday; Brian Christensen, Brush & Knife Painting; Penny Fox, Acrylic Painting; Neil Walling, Plein Air Painting; and Julie Nussbaum, Painting on Yupo. The association will host one more famous artist watercolor workshop with Judy Betts in February. The annual Art Bazaar will be held on March 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Santini Marina Plaza. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.Monday to Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday. For more information on shows or classes call 463-3909 or log onto www.fortmyersbeachart.com. First place painting, Burberry meets East and West by Cheryl Fausel Second place painting, Mesa Verde by Sue Pink Third place painting, Sea Infinity by Julie Nusbaum Young Film Maker HonoredLee County Schools Superintendent Dr. Nancy Graham poses with Fort Myers High School student Sarah Adler at the Lee Coast chapter of the Military Officers Association of Americas monthly dinner on Monday, January 13. Sarah shared her documentary film Uncommon Valor, Common Virtue at the dinner. Her film won first place at the Pride & Patriotism event in November 2013. Superintendent Dr. Nancy Graham and Sarah Adler From page 9Fort Myers Fareof appetizers, fresh seafood, over-stuffed sandwiches and entres. Dine in airconditioned comfort or outside on Nellies expansive waterfront patio. Happy hour is 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.


17 THE RIVER JANUARY 31, 2014 Musical Evening At The AllianceNaples singersongwriter and author Carlene Thissen will be performing on the Musical Evening with Cello and Friends at the Alliance for the Arts on Wednesday, February 19, at 7:30 p.m. The concert, which also features sopranos Cello Bennett and Jenny Hayden, bass Irwin Densen, violinist Rachel Cox and pianist Judy Richey, is part of the three-weeklong Gale Bennett 75 Celebration at the alliance. Thissen will sing several of her own songs, both solo and in duet with Cello Bennett, as well as covering songs by other songwriters. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased at www.theatreconspiracy.org. Two of Thissens books, Immokalees Fields of Hope and Called from Silence: The Father Sanders Story, were inspired by her work with the immigrant population of Immokalee. When music was needed for a video based on Immokalees Fields of Hope, Thissen wrote her first song, Take these Hands. Since that time, songwriting has become as important as her work as coordinator of a farm labor supervisor training program at the University of Florida in Immokalee. Thissens first album, Spring Rain, was released in 2010 and is available for purchase in the gift shop at the Alliance for the Arts. Carlene Thissen Shell Point Offers Two Sessions On ShakespeareThe Academy of Lifelong Learning recognizes the 450th anniversary of the birth of The Bard with two February sessions of A Salute To Shakespeare, the first being scheduled on Thursday, February 6. Session one offers an examination of one of Shakespeares greatest tragedies, Othello. The discussion will first explore the dramatic elements that support a true tragedy and how Shakespeare incorporated them into his plays. The class will then focus on this plays source, plot, characters and themes. On Thursday, February 20, session two highlights one of the playwrights romance plays: the tragicomedy The Winters Tale. This story presents a plot that deals with jealousy and redemption while incorporating a companion set of contrasting actions that are truly entertaining. The play also contains a stage direction that has both amused and horrified audiences for more than 400 years. The sessions will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Grand Cypress Room at The Woodlands at Shell Point. A Salute To Shakespeare will be taught by Ray Boyce, a Shell Point resident who studied Shakespeare at Oxford University as a part of his ongoing passion for continuing education. Both sessions are free; however, seating is limited and reservations are required. Call 489-8472 for more information. Uncommon Evening To Honor Berne DavisOn Wednesday, March 26, Berne Davis will be honored at the annual Uncommon Friends Evening to mark her 100th birthday and her philanthropy. The evening will be presented by the Uncommon Friends Foundation. The Southwest Florida community is invited to participate in this special celebration at a gala evening at Harborside Event Center, 1375 Monroe Street, Fort Myers. The event will also feature the presentation of the 9th annual Business Ethics Award, Character Education Teacher Awards and scholarships to 20 recipients. A table for eight costs $750; individual tickets are $100. Sponsorships are also available. The event begins with a social hour at 6 p.m. Contact Arlene Roth, 337-9503, or aroth@uncommonfriends.org, to make reservations. Florida Residencyand Estate PlanningWORKSHOP e e e n n n t t t e e e d d d b b b b y y y y : : : Complimentary Written Trust Analysis:Bring your current documents to the workshop one-half hour earlyThursday, February 6, 20142:00 p.m.Sanibel Community House 2173 Periwinkle Way Sanibel 33957Wednesday, February 5, 20142:00 p.m.Temple Beth El 16225 Winkler Rd. Fort Myers 33908 9100 College Pointe Ct., Fort Myers, FL 33919 www.sbshlaw.com Reservations: 239-425-9379 If If y ou ou r r wi wi ll ll a a nd nd t t ru ru st st f f ro ro m m up up N N or or th th a a r re sti ll ll v v al al id id Wh at t y ou ou n n ee ee d d to to k now b ab ou u t t Fl Fl or r id id a ho ho me me st st e ea d law s If you can save taxes by by d d ec la la ri ri ng ng F F lo lo ri da residenc y W h y your Dura bl e Power o f Attorney nee d s up d ating W h y you nee d to up d ate your l e g a l d ocuments to F l ori d a l aw How to avoi d pro b at e How to keep your le g al documents up-to-date You will learn: Mi Mi Mi Mi ch ch ch ch ae ae ae ae l l l l B B. B B. B H H H il l l il l Cr Cr Cr Cr ai g R. R R R H H H H er e sc h Wi W ll P ow er Co Co Co Co o lu lu lu mn m mn m is t Fl Fl or or id id a a Ba Ba r r Bo Bo ar ar d d Ce Ce Ce rt rt i i e d | Wi W ll ll s, s, T T T ru ru st s & Es s ta ta te te s s At At A to to rn rn ey ey s P P P r r r e e e s s s e e e Receive a FREE Florida Estate Planning Guide


THE RIVER JANUARY 31, 201418 Unique Gifts At Alliance Gallery The Alliance for the Arts gift shop will expand into the gallery on Saturday, February 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and local artists will display and sell their hand-crafted works in a variety of mediums. This is a good opportunity to find unique Valentines Day gifts while supporting these artists. Coffee and refreshments will be served. Alliance members receive 10 percent off their total purchase. More than a dozen artists will be on hand and featured works include Aboriginals (jewelry and sculpture), Jayne Baker (candles, boxes, jewelry), Gay Cable (jewelry), DLynne Designs (fused glass and jewelry), Lucia Garcia (jewelry), Katie Gardenia (dolls, cards, books, jewelry), Shirley Litman (pottery), Eileen Loro (baskets), Marc Oeldon (pottery) and Union Artist Studio artists (paintings, jewelry and frames). You can also explore the Gale Bennett 75 retrospective exhibit in the main gallery and the weekly Alliance GreenMarket that takes place outside from 9 a.m. 1 p.m. The Alliance for the Arts gift shop supports local, independent artists and is continuously restocked with new items including jewelry, hand bags, pottery, paintings, fabric art, repurposed art, hand-made books, photography, and more. The Alliance campus and galleries are open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays, located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Visit www.artinlee.org. Handbags and accessories will be for sale One-of-a-kind jewelry pieces by local artists Poster Sales To Benefit Three Art OrganizationsExhibit posters from internationally known contemporary artist Gale Bennetts past exhibits will be available for sale at the Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers beginning Friday, February 7 at the opening reception of Gale Bennett 75, a 40-year retrospective, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. All proceeds from the poster sales will be shared among three nonprofit arts organizations based in Fort Myers: the Alliance for the Arts, the Southwest Florida Community Foundations Fund for the Arts and Young Artist Awards, Inc. The eight posters will be displayed at the exhibition, along with information about the three arts organizations. The posters will be available individually for $15 each and in a set of eight for $60, packaged separately. On how she chose these organizations as beneficiaries, Cello Bennett, Gale Bennetts widow, explained, The arts have always played the central role in both my life and Gales, in inverse proportions. Gale was a visual artist who adored classical music and as many here in Southwest Florida remember, he wrote wonderful music reviews, taught music appreciation classes, and even did radio broadcasts spreading the gospel of classical music. I am a classical singer who has always loved the visual arts Ive always said that if I ever went back to college, I would study art and become a curator. With this background, it was a natural choice to want to do something special for the arts here in Southwest Florida. I am sure Gale would be delighted to know that all proceeds from poster sales will be going to three organizations that contribute greatly to the artistic life of our community. The Alliance for the Arts is the real umbrella organization for all artistic endeavors in this area. I hope to see the newly-established Fund for the Arts of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation grow into a major source of support for artists and arts organizations. The Young Artist Auditions represent the future of performing arts, with their support of budding classical and popular musicians. I was delighted to be a judge of their recent classical singing auditions. In 1975, the Alliance for the Arts opened with a Gale Bennett retrospective. In 2004, the Alliance again featured Bennetts works in the exhibition When Florida Meets Normandy. More information about the three organizations can be found online at www.artinlee.org, www.floridacommunity.com and www.youngartistsawards. org/audition.html. The Alliance for the Arts is at 10091 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers. For more information, call 939-2787.


19 THE RIVER JANUARY 31, 2014 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, I am worried that my 4-year-old sons reading skills wont develop appropriately because his preschool uses electronic devices much of the time. Should I complain to his teachers? Crystal B., Estero, Florida Crystal, This is an interesting and complex question. We must realize and accept that for young children, electronic tools will be a main source of textual information at school and in their lives. Given the ever increasing number of e-books, e-texts, games and the upsurge in apps, the traditional picture book reading experience of early childhood has transformed into a highly interactive, multi-media literacy experience for most preschool children. Research indicates that we still dont know much about the impact of e-books on childrens early literacy knowledge, skills and desire to read, but we are beginning to collect valuable information. In the next few paragraphs Ive reported some new data that may help you to make more informed choices for your child. According to recent research published in The School Library Journal, researchers from John Carroll University examined how different digital tools an iPad, an iPod and a tabletop touchscreen computer captured and held childrens attention to print media delivered electronically. They looked specifically at the childrens behaviors of looking, listening and touching while reading, speculating that the requirement for multisensory actions used may be what directs preschoolers attention to e-text in ways that support early literacy experience and learning. The researchers discovered that there were some differences between the larger tabletop computer and the smaller mobile devices, although all types of devices supported listening relatively evenly, which has implications for instruction in oral language comprehension for literacy. In regard to the touching, moving and gesturing behaviors of the children, some differences were found among the digital devices. Larger table top touch screen devices typically require some instruction by the teacher, while mobile devices allow children the opportunity to freely move and shift position as they read. Given the emerging motor skills of preschoolers, the chance for them to physically engage through movement by touching the screen or moving around to interact with the text may increase and engagement with e-book text in ways that promote early literacy skills. A great deal more research must be conducted before we can know for certain how to use digital media to the best advantage in regard to attracting readers and increasing reading achievement and skills. I think its safe to say right now that providing your child as many reading experiences as possible through a variety of digital tools and hard cover books is an excellent way for him to become an interested and skilled reader. 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. Presidents ListMatthew Carlson, a Fort Myers resident and student at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, was among more than 1,000 students who made the Presidents List in the Fall 2013 semester. Deans ListFrancis Ferdinand, of Cape Coral, has been named to the Fall 2013 deans list at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island. Ferdinand is a music major. Full-time students who complete 12 or more credits per semester and earn a GPA of 3.4 or higher are placed on the deans list that semester. Fall Deans ListJessica Norris, a Fort Myers resident and a student at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, was among more than 1,100 students who made the Deans List in the Fall 2013 semester. From page 2Tonnelier HouseLearn more about northern transplants like Tonnelier who shaped Fort Myers at the Southwest Florida Museum of History at 2031 Jackson Street. For information, call 321-7430 or go to www.museumofhistory.org. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Want to learn explore local history, people, and places? Stop by the Southwest Florida Historical Societys research center at 10091 McGregor Boulevard on the campus of the Lee County Alliance for the Arts. Contact the all-volunteer non-profit organization at 939-4044, or visit on Wednesday or Saturday between 9 a.m. and noon. Sources: The archives of the Southwest Florida Historical Society, Historic Fort Myers by the City of Fort Myers, and The Story of Fort Myers by Karl H. Grismer. Early Childhood Education Conference Scheduled For April 12Child Care of Southwest Florida invites early childhood educators and caregivers to Circles of Care, a daylong conference designed to inform and inspire those who work with children from infancy through elementary school. The 19th annual conference is scheduled for Saturday, April 12 from 8:30 a.m. until 4:15 p.m. at the Fort Myers campus of Edison State College. Presentations, agespecific workshops, hands-on experiences and exhibits will provide information and resources for teachers, administrators, paraprofessionals, family-care providers and parents. Up to .65 continuing education credits will be available. Sponsorships help keep the advance registration cost to $40 per person. Admission at the door will be $55. To register as a participant or exhibitor or for more information, log onto www.ccswfl.org or call 278-1002. Useful content, compelling presenters and great value have made this the conference of the year for early childhood education in Southwest Florida. More than 600 people typically participate, said Beth Lobdell, executive director of Child Care of Southwest Florida. Keynote speaker Ron Mohl will share teaching methods with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts and math) and provide ideas to arouse students natural curiosity and activities to engage their families. Glen The Wild Wizard Beitmen is returning to Circles of Care with an entertaining and enthusiastic presentation that includes a years worth of STEM curriculum ideas. Circles of Care conference partners are Edison State College, Florida Gulf Coast University, Southwest Florida Parent & Child Magazine and Lee County Association for the Education of Young Children. A United Way agency established in 1967. Child Care of Southwest Florida Inc. also provides state-mandated training for child care professionals and administers the federal food program for eligible centers and family child care homes throughout Southwest Florida. Visit www.ccswfl.org to learn more. ENGEL & VLKERSIsabella Rasi 239-246-4716 Enjoy unobstructed sunsets from this Our email address is press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER JANUARY 31, 201420 Weather Is The Big Question For Outdoor Super Bowlby Ed FrankAs the icy sub-zero winds swirl in the coldest winter in decades throughout much of the nation, the big question is not who will win Sundays Super Bowl XLVIII, but whats the weather going to be for the first outdoor Super Bowl in a cold weather site? Writing this column early this week, it obviously was too early to predict an accurate forecast for the Denver-Seattle title game at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. But we can say with certainty that it will be the coldest of the previous 47 Super Bowls, the present record being a game-time temperature of 39 degrees for the 1972 Super Bowl at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans. Monday of this week, the New York-area forecast for Sunday called for mid-30s temperatures with mild wind, which wouldnt be bad. But mid-week Polar Vortex temperatures leading to the weekend are likely to be brutal. Obviously, the National Football League downplays the weather dilemma. When a 13-inch snow buried MetLife Stadium last week, the league said the stadium was cleared of snow in 18 hours. And the normal 800-member stadium maintenance staff has been doubled for the big game. However, there also were reports last week that the NFL was considering moving the game to another site or even rescheduling the biggest event in sports. The Super Bowl always has been a super-expensive ticket, and this years Big Apple region site had expected to fetch record prices. But that has not been the case. A week before the game, the NFL Ticket Exchange reported average ticket prices of $1,779, $409 cheaper than this time last year and $809 less than 2012. When prices opened on the exchange the day after Denver and Seattle won their conference championships, the price was $2,700. Weather is the contributing factor to the price decline. James Kimmel, owner of Epic Seats, a Seattle ticket broker, said, What we have now is like a panicked stock market. The buyers have frozen and the sellers are panicked. He added that he even had an offer to buy a mans ticket at face value, something I never expected to hear. How will the players adjust to the questionable weather? How will the coaches adjust their game plans? And who will be crowned Super Bowl XLVIII champion? Those questions pale compared to the big question: Whats the weather going to be? Chuck Knoblauch Elected To Minnesota Twins Hall Of Fame Former Minnesota Twins second baseman and the 1991 American League Rookie of the Year Chuck Knoblauch has been named to the teams Hall of Fame. He became the 27th member to join that exclusive group. Knoblauch played 12 years in the Major Leagues, seven with the Twins, and retired with a career .304 batting average. He was a four-time All Star and remains as the Twins all-time leader in several offensive categories. He was Minnesotas first-round draft choice in 1989. He completed his career with the New York Yankees and Kansas City Royals. Player Of The Year Kenny Perry Joins To Compete In Ace Group Classic Kenny Perry, the 2013 Champions Tour Player of the Year, joins the stellar field for the February 14 to 16 Ace Group Classic at TwinsEagles Golf Club in Naples. Perry will be competing with nine of last seasons top 10 money winners on the senior circuit. Clearing snow from MetLife Stadium, site of Super Bowl XLVIII Cape Chorale To Deliver Singing Valentines AgainQuartets from the Cape Chorale Barbershop Chorus will deliver Singing Valentines again this year on February 13 and 14. For a fee of $50, a quartet dressed in tuxedos will deliver two songs, a live rose, a card and a box of chocolates to the recipient. Singing Valentines may be ordered by calling 855-425-3631. Deliveries will be made in Cape Coral, Fort Myers, North Fort Myers and Pine Island. Call for charges in other areas. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Pediatric Speech Therapy unit of Lee Memorial Health Systems. Cape Chorale has donated nearly $30,000 to this cause over the last 16 years. Cape Chorale is a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society and has been entertaining audiences in Southwest Florida for 21 years. Reading Festival Vendors SoughtThere are still a few Marketplace exhibit spaces available for literary or educational organizations, publishers, writers, merchants of reading/education themed merchandise on a first-come, first-served basis at the 15th annual Southwest Florida Reading Festival planned for March 15 at the Harborside Event Center and Centennial Park in the Fort Myers River District. Exhibit space is available outdoors in the youth area and inside Harborside Event Center in the adult area for a fee. Marketplace applications can be found at www.readfest.org/Marketplace or contact Debbie West for more information at 533-4805. Continental Womens ClubThe next meeting of Continental Womens Club of Fort Myers will be held on Thursday, February 6 at Colonial Country Club. Prizes will be awarded for those wearing special hats that tie into a specific theme. This is always a fun time for everyone to don a hat that will be judged for its beauty, originality and creativity. If you are interested in joining other women in various group activities, both social and philanthropic, consider joining the Continental Womens Club. Numerous activities are offered including lunch bunch, dining out, bridge, book club and more. Luncheon meetings with featured speakers or entertainment are held the first Thursday of every month at 11:30 a.m. at Colonial Country Club. For more information about becoming a member, call Margie Connor at 5618973. Edison College Seeks Input On Buccaneers LogoEdison State College will host four town hall meetings to give students, faculty, staff and the public an opportunity to provide input in the design of the colleges logo for the Buccaneers. The Buccaneers is the mascot for the athletic teams, which are planned for a Fall 2015 debut. This is an exciting time for the college, said Dr. Jeff Allbritten, president. Bringing athletics back has created an added buzz for our students, our faculty, our staff and the community as a whole. The meetings are scheduled as follows: Thursday, January 23 Lee Campus (Fort Myers), 11 a.m. in Building U, Room 102 Collier Campus (Naples), 3 p.m. in Building M, Room 201 Monday, January 27 Charlotte Campus (Punta Gorda), 1 p.m. in Building O, Room 117 Hendry/Glades Center (LaBelle), 5:30 p.m. in Building A, Room 119. The Cape Chorale Our email address is press@riverweekly.com


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THE RIVER JANUARY 31, 201422 Top 10 Real Estate SalesCourtesy of Royal Shell Real Estate DevelopmentCityYear BuiltSquare FootageList Price Selling Price Days On Market Metes And BoundsCaptiva19384800$1,715,000 $1,550,000 606 Marblehead ManorFort Myers19953872$1,090,000 $985,000 79 Cape HarbourCape Coral20132545$887,500 $837,000 93 Natures CoveEstero20003684$750,000 $710,000 46 Cape CoralCape Coral20002193$579,000 $550,000 115 Wildcat RunEstero20033013$579,900 $530,000 427 Cape CoralCape Coral19922165$566,000 $518,500 218 Carillon WoodsFort Myers19893502$539,900 $485,000 41 Heritage PalmsFort Myers20032579$470,000 $455,000 245 Hampton ParkFort Myers20132644$384,260 $370,000 110 Financial FocusTips On Choosing And Using A Tax Preparer by Jennifer BaseyWhen you first started out in your adult life, things were probably pretty simple: no house, no spouse, no kids, few investments. So, when it came time to do your taxes, you might have gotten along just fine by using Form 1040EZ which, as the name suggests, is pretty darn easy to use. Fast forward a few years, however, and here you are today: family, mortgage, 401(k), IRA, stocks, bonds, debts, charitable contributions. Now, when you sit down to do your taxes, theyre looking a lot more like your high school trigonometry. If thats the case, it might be time for you to get some help. However, anyone can claim to be a tax preparer. How can you find the one thats right for you? Here are a few tips: Check credentials. While your brother-in-law, your barber and your daughters friend who is really good in math all may be able to do your taxes, none of them are going to be as familiar with tax laws as a CPA, a tax attorney or an enrolled agent (an individual licensed by the U.S. Treasury Department to represent taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service). So, before you hand over your tax returns to someone, ask about his or her credentials and experience. If your taxes are too complicated for you to handle, you need a professional. Get references. Ask your friends, relatives and co-workers who they use for their taxes, and if theyre satisfied with this person. Avoid preparers who promise big refunds. No reputable tax preparer can guarantee you a big refund or any refund before looking at your taxes. Stay away from these people. Also, avoid tax preparers who base their fee on a percentage of the amount of the refund. While refunds are nice, you dont want one that might invite serious questions, or an audit, from the IRS. Get Organized Once you have chosen a professional to do your taxes, what can you expect? Can you just toss a shoebox full of receipts, investment statements and pay stubs at your preparer and then wait for your return? Its not that easy. Even if you use a tax preparer, youre going to have to do some work, too. Try to be as organized as possible with your documentation. For example, you may want one envelope devoted solely to investment information, one to earnings, one to charitable gifts, one to other deductions, and so on. The more organized you are, the easier it will be for your tax professional to complete your return in the most favorable manner possible. However, dont assume that what youre giving to your preparer is sufficient. If you have sold shares of stock, make sure youve got the cost-basis of those shares available. If this information is not printed on your statements, call your investment professional to get it. Heres one final tip: See your tax preparer as soon as possible. Once the tax season gets into late March, youll find few people anywhere as harassed and harried as tax preparers, so give them the time they need to help you. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jennifer.basey@edwardjones.com. Free Community Health Fairs The Lee Memorial Health System Parish Nurse Program is teaming up with Right At Home In Home Care & Assistance and Shell Point Retirement Community to provide a series of free health fairs open to the public. With the help of sponsors, the Parish Nurse Program will provide wellness screenings to the Southwest Florida community at churches throughout the area. We are truly blessed to be able to reach out into the community and address health issues and improve the quality of life for individuals who otherwise would not seek medical attention, said Nancy Roberts, manager of the Parish Nurse Program. At every health fair, the screenings identify the need for immediate care in at least one or two people. Life-threatening conditions such as high blood pressure and heart disease often have no symptoms. These free screenings are saving lives. The annual community-wide health fairs will take place at the following locations: February 1, 9 a.m. to noon, St. Michael Lutheran Church, 3593 Broadway, Fort Myers February 7, 1 to 4 p.m., Sanibel Center 4 Life, 2401 Library Way, Sanibel February 27, 9 a.m. to noon, Hope Lutheran Church, 25999 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs April 5, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Cape Coral Faith Presbyterian, 4544 Coronado Parkway, Cape Coral Door prizes and healthy snacks will be provided for participants. Free screenings by health care professionals include: memory screening, varicose veins, balance test, pulse oximeter readings, glucose, skin cancer, spinal alignment, manual breast exam screening, hearing, vision, BMI, blood pressure, foot health, and advance directives. Various health care community resources will also be available. Parish nursing plays an important part in the continuum of care between our healthcare system and the community by connecting healing and faith, said Roberts. The Parish Nurse Program is part of the Spiritual Services Department of Lee Memorial Health System. The Parish Nurse Program promotes holistic care of the body, mind, and spirit by addressing the spiritual and emotional needs of patients, families, employees, volunteers and faith communities. More information is available at www.leememorial.org/spiritualservices or by calling 343-5182. The Annual Foundations of Faith Community Nursing Course will be held May 2 to 10 to credential RNs for this special Health Ministry. For more information, contact Nancy Roberts at 3435182. Right At Home provides in-home care to seniors and others throughout Lee and Collier counties who need help maintaining their independence and a healthy lifestyle; and offers caregiving services for most any situation. For further information, contact Danielle at 949-1070 or visit www.rightathome.net. Shell Point Informational MeetingsResidents of Southwest Florida who would like to learn about resort-style retirement options and lifecare from an experienced retirement counselor are invited to attend one of several informational meetings at Shell Point Retirement Community. The meetings will be held at 10 a.m. in the main Commons located in The Woodlands neighborhood at Shell Point on February 4, 12 and 18. Meetings will also be held at 2 p.m. on February 5, 11 and 19. After the presentation, guests can tour The Island neighborhood and visit furnished models in The Woodlands neighborhood. Guests will also learn more about The Estuary, Shell Points newest neighborhood, which will include 50 residences in a combination of singlefamily and twin villa homes, a community center, and a pool. Admission to these informative sessions is free; however, seating is limited, so reservations are required and may be made by calling Maureen Thomson at 466-1131 or 1-800-780-1131. To learn more about Shell Point, visit www.shellpoint.org.


23 THE RIVER JANUARY 31, 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, We are having a very difficult time deciding when it is time to go into a retirement complex. Both of us are in our 70s. I am physically handicapped, and during the past 20 years, walking has become increasingly more difficult and I will soon be in a chair. My husband enjoys much better health, but he worries about our financial health. This is a good time to sell our house, but these good returns may not last, so my husband thinks we should sell and run. I am just not ready to go emotionally or willing to admit to myself that I need to go because my husband cant give me the increasing help I will need. This problem is not resolved and is beginning to cause too much strain and stress in our lives. We need your help. Della Dear Della, Moving into a retirement community is a big step. For some families, it is the best decision. Others may consider it the worst decision of their lives. The best thing to do is to make the most informed choice possible. Find out when and what services you need. Explore all options of care, from in-home services to retirement living. Determine the cost of care for each option. With some retirement communities, it is possible to spend some time in the community as a guest. Do that. As you experience the environment as a guest, think at every turn, Is this what I want my day-to-day life to be? Is this the environment I want to be in seven days a week, every week of the month, and every month of the year? Armed with all of that information, you will be able to make a better choice. Pryce Dear Della, Moving at this time in your life is a major change and some people find it overwhelming and extremely difficult, while others are just so glad to leave the responsibilities of a house they adjust in 30 minutes. People are different some need more help than others. Research your options, decide on a plan that most meets your needs and just hope for the best. Lizzie Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. Call 239.437.3900 se habla espaol Visit us online at www.DrPrendiville.comShow Your Face Some LovePlease enjoy these special discounts this month: Ultherapy $500 off full face /$250 off lower face Ultherapy Brow Lift $250 off Dysport only $4 per unitJust mention February Special when booking. Can not be combined with any other discounts. Stephen Prendiville, MDFellowship Trained & Double Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon FEBRURARY SPECIALS deaRPharmacistOverweight People Have Leptin Resistance by Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: Im frustrated and happy at the same time because last week, you taught me about a blood test called leptin and how it relates obesity. Ive been the same weight for five years and cant lose anything, yet I eat very little. Please share more. AS, Gainesville, Florida Leptin and leptin resistance may explain why you eat nothing and hold on to weight. I want to make this a household term and educate you so you can get tested correctly. Leptin is your stop sign at the dinner table. This hormone is released while youre eating. Special fat cells in your body secrete the leptin which sends a powerful message to your brain saying, Stop eating, youre full now! Erratic fluctuations of leptin (and the hormone ghrelin, which makes you feel hungry) complicate your ability to lose weight and triggers intense hunger. The imbalanced leptin hormone, can impede weight loss even in the presence of proper levels of estrogen, progesterone and thyroid. Some of you have adequate leptin, but your body doesnt care; it is desensitized to the hormone and resistant to leptin. This is called leptin resistance and unfortunately for your waist line, theres no stop sign at the dinner table anymore. Youll eat more than you should, and more frequently than others. Youre hovering over the fridge at all hours of the day. Yo-yo dieting creates the problem, and makes it much worse. This begs the question, Why have I become leptin resistant? There are many causes. A common one is because, long ago, you followed your taste buds too long because the food was so yummy. Perhaps your portions were too big and ate until your stomach hurt. Theres no blame here. The typical diet of processed, fast foods contains ingredients that are delicious, if not addictive, so theres a strong crave for these meals. Some of you wolf down your food down. It takes 10 to 15 minutes for your brain to get the leptin stop sign, so if you eat too fast, then youll eat too much. Slow down when you eat to allow the leptin signal to be heard. How can you tell if youre leptin resistant? The hallmark sign is that you can virtually starve yourself and still not lose weight. Thats a sign that leptin resistance has been going on a long time. Diet pills wont help you, but exercise will. You can have a blood test done to determine leptin levels. If you can normalize it, your body will start burning fat. It helps if your thyroid hormone is optimized. Leptin resistance occurs years before insulin resistance and full blown diabetes. I wrote the book on that entitled Diabetes Without Drugs and offer solutions there. Ive also posted a longer version of this article at my website, which offers tips on how to improve leptin resistance. Ill post that soon, but for now, slow down when you eat and avoid going to bed on a full stomach. 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. Meet Shell Points Gift Shop AuthorsVisitors to the Shell Point Gift Shop will find all types of books from mysteries to cookbooks written by resident authors. On Monday, February 10, the authors of the Gift Shop books will be on hand from 10 a.m. to noon to share back stories, details and insights behind the books theyve written. The authors will also personally autograph Gift Shop book purchases. In addition to meeting the Gift Shop authors, guests will have an opportunity to win prizes, including a gift certificate redeemable at the Shell Point Gift Shop. The Shell Point Gift Shop accepts cash or checks and is located on The Island at Shell Point. For more information, call Melody Desilets, volunteer coordinator, at 454-2290 or visit www. shellpoint.org.


THE RIVER JANUARY 31, 201424 Community Foundation Gets Ready For Scholarship Application SeasonThe Southwest Florida Community Foundation (SWFLCF) hosted the FutureMakers Season Opener, marking the beginning of the college scholarship and financial aid application season last week at Hodges University in Fort Myers. FutureMakers is the SWFLCFs first regional call to action evolving from its 3-D research on broad regional needs last year. The SWFLCF brought together 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 as the FutureMakers coalition focused on helping high-school class of 2014 to successfully take their next step in higher education. The event included an update on FutureMakers efforts, including early reports from high school seniors and their mentors, the latest statistics from the Florida College Access Network (Florida C.A.N.!), information on the GradApp which is a mobile application developed as an aggregate of postsecondary educational resources and funding, and the launch of GradApps public service announcements that are being aired in schools and media outlets throughout the region featuring 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. The GradApp is available to anyone 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. FutureMakers chose eight regional high schools to affect the low percentage of seniors in those schools filling out the FAFSA in recent years. The schools include Cypress Lake, East Lee, Lehigh, Port Charlotte, Golden Gate, LaBelle and Clewiston high schools and Moore Haven Junior Senior High School. The coalition is taking an active role in aiding these schools high school seniors through one-on-one and group mentoring, FAFSA workshops, financial aid application support and career coaching. According to the Florida C.A.N.!, 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. Less than one-third of high school seniors in our five-county area fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, said Sarah Owen, president and CEO of the SWFLCF. Understanding what type of financial aid is available and how much a student can qualify for can make the difference between going to college or not. 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. Florida needs a well-educated workforce to compete in the 21st Century global economy; yet, there is a significant gap between Floridians current education levels and employers workforce needs, said Florida C.A.N.! Executive Director Laurie Meggesin. A high school diploma is simply not enough today for many Floridians to qualify for well-paying jobs. Communities, like Southwest Florida, can work together to close the achievement gap and in the process, raise the quality of life for their residents as a whole. Emily Casey and Kendall Hampton Laura Santamaria and Liz Hazelbaker Marshall Bower and Debra Faulk Steve Brettholtz and Lori Sampson-Wilson Theresa Garratt and Bill Roshon Wayne Smith and Dave Fleming Dawn-Marie Driscoll with Bill and Carolyn Rogers Nancy Canning, Ron Jones and Guenther Gosch


My Stars FOR WEEK OF FEBRUARY 2, 2014ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Seeing the silly side of some really ridiculous situations helps give the Lamb a new perspective on how to handle them. Some important contacts can be made this weekend. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Try to complete your outstanding tasks by midweek. This leaves you free to take advantage of new possibilities -both professional and personal -opening up by weeks end. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) With both your creative side and your energy levels rising this week, you should be able to tackle that too-long-neglected project again. A family member might have important news. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) An explanation you requested seems to be more confusing than enlightening. You should insist on clarifications now, rather than deal with problems that might arise later. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Your energy levels might be ebbing a bit. But thats no excuse for taking catnaps when you could be working on those unfinished tasks. Therell be time to curl up and relax by weeks end. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Its a good time to get those ideas out of your head and into a readable format if you hope to have them turned into something doable. A good friend is ready with worthwhile advice. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Careful -you might be stepping into dangerous territory if you decide to exaggerate the facts too much. Remember: The truth speaks for itself and needs no embellishment. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Although your workplace successes have earned you many admirers, there are some colleagues who are not among them. Be careful how you proceed with your new project. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) You might have to go into great detail to explain why youre currently reluctant to make changes to an already prepared plan. Be sure you have all the facts to back yourself up. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Travel plans might still be uncertain. But instead of getting upset about the delay, open yourself up to other possibilities, and begin checking out some alternative destinations. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Changing conditions might require you to alter some of your plans. While you might be agreeable to this, be prepared with explanations for those who do not want changes made. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Although you might have to deal with some detractors who arent too kind in their critiques, you gain points when youre willing to stand up and defend your work. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a gift for creating a warm and loving environment between yourself and others. On Feb. 3, 1959, rock stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. The Big Bopper Richardson are killed when their chartered plane crashes in Iowa a few minutes after takeoff. Holly and his band, the Crickets, had just scored a No. 1 hit with Thatll Be the Day. On Feb. 4, 1789, George Washington, the commander of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, is unanimously elected the first president of the United States. John Adams of Massachusetts was elected vice president. On Feb. 5, 1934, Henry Louis Aaron Jr., the baseball slugger who broke Babe Ruths legendary record of 714 homers, is born in Mobile, Ala. Aaron began his professional baseball career in 1952 in the Negro League and joined the Milwaukee Braves of the major leagues in 1954. On Feb. 6, 1820, the first organized immigration of freed slaves to Africa from the United States departs New York harbor on a journey to Freetown, Sierra Leone, in West Africa. The expedition was partially funded by the U.S. Congress, which had appropriated $100,000 for the trip. On Feb. 7, 1964, Pan Am Yankee Clipper flight 101 from London Heathrow lands at New Yorks Kennedy Airport -and Beatlemania arrives. It was the first visit to the United States by the Beatles. The British rock-and-roll quartet had just scored its first No. 1 U.S. hit with I Want to Hold Your Hand. On Feb. 8, 1985, Sir William Lyons, founder of the British luxury automaker Jaguar, dies at the age of 84 in Warwickshire, England. Initially named SS Cars Ltd., the company changed its name to Jaguar Cars Ltd to avoid any association with the Schutzstaffel, the Nazi paramilitary group also referred to by the initials SS. On Feb. 9, 1992, after stunning the world three months earlier with the news he had contracted the HIV virus and was immediately retiring from the game, basketball great Magic Johnson returns to play in the 42nd NBA All-Star game in Orlando, Fla. The crowd greeted him with a standing ovation. It was noted Irish author and wit Oscar Wilde who made the following sage observation: There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it. The very first CD of a musical recording was made in 1982. The album was The Visitors by Swedish pop superstars ABBA. Immigrants arriving at New Yorks Ellis Island in the early years (1892-1920s) were given bananas to eat. Many had never seen a banana and didnt know how to eat one -some ate the whole thing, peel and all. In the small African nation of Swaziland, the Civil Aviation Authority has set a ceiling of 500 feet on light aircraft. These aircraft, as well as kites and remote controlled toys, are not allowed to go above that limit. Also included in the category of light aircraft are broomsticks. Any witch who flies on a broomstick above that limit is subject to a fine of more than $50,000 and possible arrest. If youre thinking about moving to another country, you might want to consider Finland. In that country, employees are offered, on average, 44 paid vacation days every year. Of course, you might want to consider that even in the warm southwestern part of the country, winters last about 100 days, with snow covering the ground from mid-October to early May. The name of the state of Iowa (unsurprisingly) comes from a Native American language. The original word, ayuxba, means sleepy ones. Early science-fiction author E.E. Doc Smith wasnt just a writer; he also was an engineer. Hes the guy who figured out how to get powdered sugar to stick to doughnuts. To be capable of embarrassment is the beginning of moral consciousness. Honor grows from qualms. -John Leonard THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY PUZZLE ANSWERS 1. HISTORY: What was the name of the treaty that ended the American Revolutionary War? 2. TELEVISION: What was the name of the prison in Hogans Heroes? 3. THEATER: Which U.S. president was featured in the musical Annie? 4. AD SLOGANS: Which car company is part of the advertising slogan Baseball, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie and ...? 5. ENTERTAINMENT: When did the Miss America pageant begin? 6. GEOGRAPHY: What was the former name of the African nation Burkina Faso? 7. LITERATURE: What was the name of the monster in Beowulf? 8. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What are the names of the stone lions at the entrance of the New York Public Library? 9. ANIMAL KINGDOM: What type of creature belongs to the order Siphonaptera? 10. MATH: In geometry, what is the shape of a torus? TRIVIA TEST 1. Treaty of Paris 2. Stalag 13 3. Franklin D. Roosevelt 4. Chevrolet 5. 1921 6. Upper Volta 7. Grendel 8. Patience and Fortitude 9. Fleas 10. A doughnut. ANSWERS25 THE RIVER JANUARY 31, 2014DID YOU KNOW SPORTS QUIZ 1. In 2013, for the third time in major-league history, the reigning Cy Young Award winners (R.A. Dickey, David Price) faced each other in a regular-season game. Name either of the other two pairings. 2. How many times did pitcher Greg Maddux strike out 200 or more batters in a season during his 23-year major-league career? 3. In 2012, Adrian Peterson became the second Minnesota Vikings running back to have five consecutive 100-yards-rushing games. Who was the first? 4. When was the last time before 2012 that Harvards mens basketball team made the NCAA Tournament? 5. Name the last time before the 2013-14 season that the Colorado Avalanche started a season at least 6-0-0. 6. Austrian skier Mario Matt set a record in 2013 for the oldest skier (34) to win a World Cup slalom. Who had been the oldest? 7. Who was the last British mens golfer before Matt Fitzpatrick in 2013 to win the U.S. Amateur golf tournament? ANSWERS 1. Frank Viola and Orel Hershiser (1989), and Tom Glavine and Roger Clemens (1999). 2. Once (1998), although he had at least 190 strikeouts in four other seasons. 3. Robert Smith, in 2000. 4. It was 1946. 5. It was the 1985-86 season, when the franchise was located in Quebec. 6. Finn Christian Jagge was 33 when he won in 1999. 7. Harold Hilton, in 1911.


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REAL ESTATETO PLACE A CLASSIFIED LOG ONTO: IslandSunNews.com CLICK ONPLACE CLASSIFIED CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON ANNUAL RENTALTHE RIVER JANUARY 31, 201428 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 FOR RENTDUNES TOWNHOUSESpacious, furnished townhouse with 3+ bdrms./ 3 baths, avail. May-Dec. for $1,600. mo. Vaulted ceilings, screened in porches, gracious living area and a 2 car garage. View is of propertys swimming pool and tennis court. Steps to Bay. Call owners directly at 508-965-3751 or e-mail: murray.camp@rcn.comNS 1/31 CC 2/7 ANNUAL RENTALSANIBEL, Beach Access East End 1/2 Duplex, walk to beach, 2BR, 1BA, updated, in unit laundry, unfurnished. No pets, non-smoker. 708-557-1083.NS 1/31 CC 2/14 ANNUAL RENTALRE/MAX OF THE ISLANDSPutting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace www.remax-oftheislands.com 239-472-2311RS 1/4 BM TFN HOME WATCHSanisal Property Management Complete Home & Condo Service 24/7 Sanibel Residents-sanisal@comcast.net Call: Sally & Bob 239-565-7438 www.homewatchsanibel.comNS 1/17 CC 5/16 SERVICES OFFEREDHELLES CLEANING SERVICESResidential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471 Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047NS 1/4 PC TFN SERVICES OFFEREDHOME/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 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 SANIBEL HOME WATCHRetired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates (239) 728-1971RS 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 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.com RS 1/25 BM TFN PRESSURE CLEANING WINDOW CLEANINGTaskWorksbiz (239) 206-1212 cell (239) 292-1915 www.TaskWorks.bizNS 1/31 CC 2/21 GULF PINES HOME W/PRIVATE BEACH PATH SANIBEL ANNUAL RENTAL $3,500/MO UNFURNISHED3200 SqFt single family home in beautiful, private community. One house from beach, short walk to 2 community pools and tennis courts. Large, private landscaped lot.3-4 Bedrooms -most with decks; 3.5 baths, large open living room -LR& EIK open to screened porch. High end appliances, 2nd fridge, W/D, 2 car garage. Contact: (917) 680-4440. RS 11/8 CC TFN ANNUAL RENTALS ON PARADISETwo 3/2 units available Unfurnished Washer/Dryer in each unit Newly remodeled Pets allowed On the river. Quiet island living. $1,900/Month Call Bridgit @ 239-728-1920 NS 12/6 CC TFN ANNUAL RENTALSGULF FRONT This 2/2 Furnished Condo has great views of gulf & beach from the 3rd oor. Fully Furnished. Elevator/Pool/Tennis/covered parking. $3,500/mo. RIGHT ACROSS FROM BEACH Eight month rental available. Two BR/two baths, 3rd oor, fully furnished condo. Pool & Tennis. Call for more info. & to view. $1,450/month.472-6747Gulf Beach Properties, Inc.Paul H. Zimmerman, Broker/OwnerServing The Islands Rental Needs Since 1975 RS 1/24 BM TFN SPECTACULAR POND VIEWSpacious 3 BDRM, 2.5 BATH Villa Tropical water view from screened lanai and Florida room. Over 55 active community with pool and tennis. 2+ car garage. Well maintained, newer kitchen appliances and washer/dryer. Handicapped accessible. $1,350 month with years lease. 239-849-6755 RS 1/31 CC 2/7 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 239-246-4716RR 1/17 NC TFN 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 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, February 2nd, 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 1/31 BM 1/31


CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 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 29 THE RIVER JANUARY 31, 2014FOUNDPrescription sunglasses found in parking lot of Limetree Center on Wednesday, February 27. Claim at Island Sun newspaper, suite 2 in Limetree Center, or call 395-1213.NS 3/8 NC TFN LOST AND FOUND BOATS CANOES KAYAKSDOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800RS 1/4 NC TFN 2008 ZAP ELECTRIC TRUCKPerfect for buzzing around the islands. Top speed is 40 mph the range is 20+ miles. Go to zapworld.com for pictures and specs. The color is metallic blue. Serious inquiries only please. Call Scott at 239-395-8892. $4,500 OBONS 1/24 CC 1/31 VEHICLES FOR SALE1989 MERCEDES 300 SE 4 dr., 151,000 miles GREAT CONDITION, extensive options. great Island car CALL MARK 239-850-4337RS 1/31 CC 1/31 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. 229 or volunteers@crowclinic.orgRS 1/31 NC TFN TEACHER ASSISTANTFull Bene ts, Tolls paid The Sanibel School Please call Maureen 239 472-1617NS 12/20 NC TFN HELP WANTEDBillys Rentals on Sanibel needs outgoing individuals to assist customers with bicycle rentals/deliveries and cashiers with ability to multi task with a smile! Transport from FM location available. Need PT light duty mechanics helper @ FM warehouse. Call 239-472-5248 ask for Robin.NS 1/24 CC 1/31 FOODSERVER, P/T BARTENDER AND LINE COOKSMatzaluna Italian Restaurant is accepting applications for food server, p/t bartender and line cooks. Apply in person any day after 2:00 or call for an appointment. 472-1998.NS 1/31 CC 2/7 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 VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDVolunteers needed for the After School Program which runs Mon.-Th, 2:30 3:15 pm call Linda Reynolds 472-1617RS 1/4 NC TFN VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITYThe Sunshine Ambassador Program is a new and exciting volunteer opportunity offered at the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida located within HealthPark Medical Center. The Sunshine Ambassadors will greet, assist and be a positive rst point of contact for patients, families and visitors entering the hospital. The Ambassadors also make a difference to families by providing educational and healthful resources to assist in GRANDparenting for GRANDchildren. We are currently seeking year-round volunteers to work one 4-hour shift Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm or 12:00pm to 4:00 pm. If you would be interested in learning more about this wonderful new opportunity, please contact Lisa Ellinwood, Volunteer Resources Coordinator at 239-343-5062 at the Golisano Childrens Hospital.NS 2/8 NC TFN VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDVolunteers needed for light general maintenance. Call (CHR) Community Housing & Resources, Inc. 472-1189.NS 11/1 NC TFN LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPIST PT2 years experience preferred, non-smoker for organic spa/salon on Sanibel. Licensed Cosmetologist PT Master colorist, non-smoker for organic spa/salon on Sanibel. We will supply established clientele. Call 472-8464 for interview. www.spatiniteabar.comNS 1/24 CC 1/31 FULL TIME VACATION RESERVATIONS AGENT Must be familiar with Sanibel & Captiva Islands. Candidate should possess good communication skills, computer knowledge; Excel and Word pro cient and like working with people. Excellent compensation package based on Vacation Rental experience. Call David at VIP Vacation Rentals 472-1613 NS 1/24 CC TFN WANTED TO BUYCASH PAID FOR MILITARY ITEMSCash Paid For Old Military Items. Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets, old guns, awards & more. Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280RS 12/6 CC 2/28 ESTABLISHED SANIBEL SERVICE BUSINESS FOR SALEFor Sale Excellent Opportunity for Either a Hands-On Buyer or a Passive Investor Serious Inquiries Only/Con dentiality Agreement Required To View Listing Call or E-Mail Corporate Investment They can be reached @ 239-936-1718, cibb@cibb.netNS 1/24 CC 2/14 BUSINESS FOR SALE FOR SALEBIG CLEARANCE SALE2431 Periwinkle Way www.SanibelSeaLifeGallery.comRS 12/27 CC TFN BUY SELL TRADE PALM TREESCD Johnson Company palm trees, 25 varieties Great selection. Can Dig & Deliver. Call Chriss 239-898-2518. Techman@embarqmail.com NS 1/17 CC 2/7 GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION BAYSIDE ESTATES ANNUAL FLEA MARKET17601 San Carlos Blvd. & Pine Ridge Friday Jan. 31st 8AM to 2PM Lunch Saturday Feb. 1st 8AM to Noon Appliance, Clothes, Collectibles, Tools Jewelry, Consignment Car etc. Raf eNS 1/24 CC 1/31 2-FAMILY SALESat., Feb. 1, 8:30 am to 2 pm 1599 Sand Castle Rd., The Dunes, Sanibel TV, landline phones, glassware, kitchen stuff, linens, towels, decor items, lamps, computer bags, books, so much more. NS 1/31 CC 1/31 HUGE YARD SALEThird Annual Uniques & Antiques. Fri. Jan. 31 & Sat. Feb. 1. Dont miss this one. Furniture, tools & tons of fun stuff. Early Birds Welcome. East End towards Lighthouse, 501 Lagoon Dr., Sanibel NS 1/31 CC 1/31


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 31, 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 Hello, my name is Brave. Im a white, 6-year-old male American bulldog. Im a big sweet, lovable hunk and just like my favorite football team, Im Brave. Im also loyal, humble and well-mannered, just like my favorite quarterback. A certain Animal Control Officer takes me out for walks after dinner and we just relax and enjoy each others company. Im easy-going and low maintenance. So, if youre looking for a football buddy to share your couch and life with, Im your guy! My adoption fee is free ($25 off the regular adoption fee of $25 for pets 6 years and up, during Animal Services Resolution Buddies Adoption Promotion). Hello, my name is Doreen. Im a whiteand-black, 1-year-old female domestic short hair. My foster mom says I am cute, quiet, affectionate and a perfect little companion. Im always by your side but never under foot. Hows that for a testimonial? My adoption fee is $25 ($25 off the regular adoption fee of $50 during Animal Services Resolution Buddies Adoption Promotion). For information about this weeks pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at www. LeeLostPets.com. When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive in Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, rabies vaccination and county license if three months or older, flea treatment, worming, heartworm test for dogs six months and over, feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, training DVD, 10-day health guarantee and a bag of Science Diet pet food. The adoption package is valued at $500. Doreen ID# 579742 Brave ID# 580695 photos by squaredogphoto.com


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