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FREETake Me Home VOL. 13, NO. 5 FEBRUARY 7, 2014From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Magellans Ship Kicks Off U.S. Tour 0n Fort Myers BeachThe National Air, Sea and Space Foundation will launch the Nao Victoria Experience Tall Ship Event on Fort Myers Beach Thursday, February 13. Fort Myers is the first stop in a nationwide tour for the 16th century-era Nao, which will include other visits to seaports throughout Florida and the United States. The Tall Ship Event Tour of Florida is part of the 500th Anniversary Viva Florida Celebration that commenced in 2013. The original Nao Victoria was one of five ships given to Portugese explorer Ferdinand Magellan to sail around the world. Magellan, along with 245 other men, set sail from Spain in 1519. The historic voyage crossed over 32,000 miles, ending three years later with only 18 of the original crew returning on the Nao Victoria. Magellan was killed in the Philippines, leaving Spanish explorer Juan Sebastian de Elcano to complete the voyage. From 2004 to 2006, the Nao Victoria replica retraced some of Magellans footsteps while sailing around the world using only 16th century navigation technology. The Nao Victoria recently arrived in the United States from Spain. It is an exact replica of Ferdinand Magellans history-making ship and will be open to the public for tours. The Nao will be docked at Snug Harbor Marina near Nervous Nellies Waterfront Eatery from February 13 to March 17 and will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. for the public to tour. Additional Florida ports-ofcall that have been announced to date include Tampa and Port Canaveral. In addition to public tours, the National Air, Sea and Space Foundation will host fourth and fifth grade students during the weekday mornings as part of the Future Explorers Education Program. This is our way of bringing the rich historical experience of a field trip to St. Augustine here to Fort Myers Beach, said Bryan Lilley, chairman of the foundation.General admission tickets and express line VIP tickets that also include free use of an audio guide headset are available for purchase in advance at www.tallshipevent.com. The foundation is also seeking volunteers to be part of the Nao Victoria Experience team. Corporate partnerships and Friends of the Foundation memberships offering onboard experiences for private events are also available. For more information, contact Kate DeCarlo with the National Air, Sea and Space Foundation at 321-328-7110 or e-mail kate@airseaspace.org. Nao Victoria Dixie Strollers Bring New Orleans Ambience To DowntownThe Dixie Strollers, who have played in downtown Fort Myers since 1988, are coming back. The musicians will perform on the second and fourth Friday of each month, beginning February 14, from 6 to 8 p.m., weather permitting. Gerry French started the band in the 1980s. The group played Friday nights for 15 years, thanks to the funding by Don Paight as part of the downtown redevelopment. Patrons were receptive to the New Orleans ambiance in downtown Fort Myers. In the early years, they would stroll the entire River District and play for all of the merchants. Now they will confine their performances to the intersection of Jackson and First streets, an area which they hope will become known as the Dixieland Corner. The band is funded by several downtown merchants and is looking for additional sponsors. To engage the band, call Scott Layman, manager, at 910-4227. Dixieland Strollers in 2010. Pictured are Jim Steele, Bob Anderson, Al Antonini and Gerry French. Not pictured, Scott Layman.


THE RIVER FEBRUARY 7, 20142 Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now: Water Plant On Evansby Gerri Reaves, PhDThe city water plant built in 1937 by the Public Works Administration was the culmination of decades of debate about the need to invest in a soft-water plant for economic as well as aesthetic reasons. The hard sulphur water from the public water supply prior to 1937 emitted a rotten-egg odor. Although that water was acceptable at healing springs, resorts and spas, the unappealing odor and taste were drawbacks. Even many locals disliked it and drank only bottled water. As early as 1932, when Josiah Fitch was mayor, the city had begun seeking federal assistance for a fresh-water plant. Other projects, such as a new hospital, were also part of the overall plan for the use of federal funds. The effort kicked into a higher gear in 1935, when Mayor David G. Shapard took office. He went to Washington, DC to seek allies and secure funding for local projects. He found two important supporters. Morton Milford, the public-relations director for the Works Project Administration, was a former Washington correspondent and former owner and editor of the Fort Myers Press. J. Hardin Peterson was a U.S. Representative for the first district (central) of Florida. Shapards determination paid off and it wouldnt be the last time. A couple of years later, his persistence and personal approach would procure another federal project, the Fort Myers Yacht Basin. It is generally agreed that Mayor Shapard deserves substantial credit for bringing important projects and jobs to the area during the Great Depression. The red-brick building and waterworks were built on Evans Avenue at Anderson Avenue (now MLK, Jr. Boulevard). The cost of the plant was $200,000, with the city paying $95,000 of it. The project included a 200,000-gallon tank, a 240,000-gallon reservoir and 13 shallow wells several blocks south of the plant. At the close of 1946, a new 1,000,000-gallon reservoir opened. An even bigger water plant was needed before a decade was out, due to population growth. Also, the drilling of new wells several miles away became necessary because a nearby pine-product company contaminated 21 wells in 1946 and 1947. Today, the Depression-era brick building is still in use, and remnants of the 1937 waterworks still exist. Learn more about the federal projects that helped Fort Myers during the Great Depression 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 more about 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, Ready Cash on Easy Terms: Local Responses to the Depression in Lee County by R. Lyn Rainard, The Fort Myers News-Press, and The Story of Fort Myers by Karl H. Grismer. The River Weekly News will correct factual errors or matters of emphasis and interpretation that appear in news stories. Readers with news, tips, comments or questions, please call (239) 415-7732 or write to: The River Weekly News, 1609 Hendry Street, Suite 15, Fort Myers, FL 33901. Fax number: (239) 415-7702. E-mail: press@riverweekly.com. The River Weekly News reserves the right to refuse, alter or edit any editorial or advertisement.Independently Owned And Operated COPYRIGHT 2014 The River Weekly News LORKEN Publications, Inc.Co-Publishers Lorin Arundel and Ken Rasi Advertising Sales Isabel Rasi George Beleslin Office Coordinator Patricia MolloyGraphic Arts/ProductionAnn Ziehl Sarah Crooks Kristy See Photographer Michael Heider Writers Gerri Reaves, Ph D Anne Mitchell Jeff Lysiak PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER Contributing Writers Read Us Online: www.IslandSunNews.com Click on The River Jennifer Basey Kimberley Berisford Suzy Cohen Justen Dobbs Ed Frank Max Friedersdorf Priscilla Friedersdorf Jim George Shelley Greggs Tom Hall Dr. Dave Hepburn Audrey Krienen Capt. Matt Mitchell Patricia Molloy Di Saggau The building is in current use photo by Gerri Reaves A stylistic detail of the Depression-era building photo by Gerri Reaves The city water plant on Evans Avenue was built in 1937 Film still courtesy of the Southwest Florida Historical Society (Billy Nalle Collection)


3 THE RIVER FEBRUARY 7, 2014 Chinese & Japanese Cuisine Downtown Fort Myers (Post Oce Arcade Next to Hotel Indigo) 1520 Broadway For Takeout & Delivery Tel: 334-6991 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEKMon-urs 11am 10pm Fri-Sat 11am 11pm Sun 12pm 9pm www. ichiban-sushi-chinese.com 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 Art By Kids With Cancer On Display At The Arts For ACT GalleryThe Young Artists Awards Arts by Kids with Cancer project will be exhibited at the Arts for ACT Gallery in Fort Myers during February. The opening reception will be on Friday, February 7 from 6 to 10 p.m. during Fort Myers Art Walk and the show will run through March 3. The Art by Kids with Cancer project donates and delivers art supplies for use by pediatric oncology patients throughout the year, working in conjunction with the Child Life Specialists at the Pediatric Oncology/Hematology program at the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, while also showcasing the artwork of children with cancer. The organization provides monetary assistance to local families in crisis facing the financial challenges of childhood cancer, assisting those families with expenses such as groceries, transportation, and prescription costs. The programs collaboration with trained specialists at the hospital utilizes art in a therapeutic setting to assist children with cancer. The art supplies purchased and donated are delivered for specialized instruction and are available for both art projects and the childrens personal use. Art by Kids with Cancer exhibits throughout Southwest Florida raise awareness in the community of the importance of the arts in healing and the multiple challenges faced by local families of children diagnosed with cancer. The Young Artists Awards, a not for profit organization serving area children, mats and frames and then showcases, sells, and auctions selected pieces of the childrens artwork at numerous venues throughout the area. Trained volunteers will be available to talk about the artwork and program during the opening. More information can be found at www.youngartistsawards.org. The Arts for ACT Gallery is located at 2265 First Street in the historic downtown Fort Myers River District. Childs artwork Little Loves


THE RIVER FEBRUARY 7, 20144 Downtown NetworkingThe next Connect Networking event at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center will be on Thursday, February 13 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Connect Networking is open to everyone and is an encouraging and positive group where people can get to know each other, expand business and personal relationships, and connect in their community. Development Director Melissa DeHaven organizes and hosts the monthly event the second Thursday of every month. It includes raffle prizes, guest speakers and appetizers provided by City Tavern. This months topic is Insights For Living: Discovering The Greatness In You with guest speaker Quality Life Center founder and executive director Abdul Haq Muhammed. He founded the Quality Life Center more than 20 years ago in order to meet the needs of under-served areas in Southwest Florida in a way that is respectful and empowering. He developed programs to enhance character development, combat violence and drug abuse, reverse the victim mentality and tackle the negative self-image often found amongst the residents. Children in the program learn manners and self-respect. He developed multidisciplinary prevention and intervention programs while working to instill values of integrity, discipline, responsibility and a sense of community. Coming of age in the civil rights era, he was invited to share his knowledge and experience with an ever-widening audience. Speaking to a variety of groups and classes, speaking at universities including Brown, Rutgers, Vassar, NYU, Columbia, City College and Hunter College, he had a message of peace, empowerment and dignity. He was also a frequent guest at the United Nations, speaking to groups from attachs to prime ministers. Muhammed has received many awards, including: Floridas Finest Award from Florida Governor Lawton Chiles. Admission is $6 and networking promo table space is available for $25. For more information, contact Melissa DeHaven at Melissa.sbdac@gmail.com. Networking gathering The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center at night A presentation at the networking session Quality Life Center Fonder and Executive director Abdul Haq Muhammed, will be the speaker at the next netorking event 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! Live Entertainment Nightly, Online Discounts, Loyalty Program, The Best Happy Hour MONDAY & THURSDAY STEAK & COLD WATER LOBSTER TAIL We have some spectacular bands scheduled this season on Friday & SaturdayVIEW OUR SCHEDULE ONLINE at Brattasristoramte.com NOW OPEN FOR LUNCH MONDAY THRU FRIDAY NOW OPEN FOR LUNCH MONDAY THRU FRIDAY 11:30am-4pm 11:30am-4pm Happy Hour at Lunch Happy Hour at Lunch HAPPY HOUR HAS BEEN EXTENDED TILL HAPPY HOUR HAS BEEN EXTENDED TILL 7 PM 7 PM 1/2 Price on ALL DRINKS, ALL WINE BY THE GLASS & ALL BEER 1/2 Price on ALL DRINKS, ALL WINE BY THE GLASS & ALL BEER 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 Dinner Dinner Daily Daily 4pm 4pm Serving Lunch Serving Lunch Mon-Fri Mon-Fri 11:30am 11:30am JOIN US FOR VALENTINES DINNER JOIN US FOR VALENTINES DINNER Special Chefs Menu Special Chefs Menu Available Online Available Online LiEiNihlOliDiLlPThBHH This weekends entertainment is This weekends entertainment is ISLANDE & CHARLES ISLANDE & CHARLES Friday, Feb 7 Friday, Feb 7 7:30-11:30pm 7:30-11:30pm THE STEVE FARST BAND THE STEVE FARST BAND Saturday, Feb 8 Saturday, Feb 8 7:30-11:30pm 7:30-11:30pm


5 THE RIVER FEBRUARY 7, 2014 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 Magic Johnson In Town To Support The Q CenterTake a tour of Quality Life Center and youll understand why it is the heart of a community. For almost a quarter of a century, The Q, as its affectionately called, has been a haven for children in the Dunbar community, offering enrichment, education, refuge and hope for a successful future. Today that powerful legacy is in jeopardy, so a world famous basketball star is coming to Southwest Florida to rally support. NBA legend, professional speaker and businessman Earvin Magic Johnson will speak at a fundraiser for The Q on Wednesday, February 12. Due to the high level of interest, the event start time has been changed to 5 p.m. and additional festivities planned. Although the non-profit organizations need is urgent, its track record of success is worthy of celebration. As it has demonstrated, one effective way to bring change to a community is to raise its spirits. We are raising awareness of The Qs financial challenges and the importance of sustaining activities and programs that serve the community, said AbdulHaq Muhammed, executive drector. After learning of our situation from one of our board members, Magic Johnson has agreed to assist us in raising money and awareness that we hope will help us close the financial gap. Shortly after Johnsons arrival in Southwest Florida, a press conference will be held at Quality Life Center, located at 3210 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Fort Myers. He will meet with some of The Qs children, families and staff. From there, Johnson will be escorted to the Dr. Carrie Robinson Center, located at 2990 Edison Avenue, for a private Mix & Mingle Party for $3,500plus VIP ticket holders and sponsors. This exclusive, invitation-only event will include a meet-and-greet, photos with Johnson, autographed basketballs, hors doeuvres and refreshments. Limited tickets and sponsorships are still available. The gates at the STARS Complex in Fort Myers will open early at 5 p.m. for a party in the park hosted by TV show host Lee Pitts. Attendees are encouraged to bring a beach chair or blanket for an evening under the stars with a DJ and live entertainment, activities and food vendors. At 7:30 p.m., Johnson will join the party in the park and address the crowd, engage them in conversation, and try to inspire those in attendance to make a positive difference within the community. Its all in an effort to raise funds for Quality Life Center, which has a balloon payment due on its mortgage in March. We are not alone. Home and business owners all across Southwest Florida have faced the threat of foreclosure as mortgages mature and rates jump sky high, leaving some without a place to call home. The Q having to close its doors means hundreds of children will be displaced, leaving them without a place to hone critical thinking skills in a creative environment that promotes selfsufficiency, added Muhammed. All proceeds from the event will benefit Quality Life Center and its mission. As a testament to its success in transforming that cycle, children who have passed through its doors and gone on to college or a successful career or family life often return to the center as volunteers. The funds raised will help Quality Life Center reach out to more children in the area and continue to provide structured youth programs which have been proven to increase academic achievement among at-risk youth. This event is more than just a way to raise awareness and funds for Quality Life Center. Mr. Johnson will motivate and empower Dunbar children and families to stop the cycle of poverty and inspire those outside the community to help, said Ted Sottong, event organizer, chairman of the board of the Quality Life Center and the president of Pickup the Ball, Inc., a non-profit organization in Fort Myers that seeks to strengthen pickup basketball in communities across the country. Tickets are $25 for general seating and $100 for preferred seating. VIP seating and sponsorship opportunities start at $3,500. For tickets or sponsor information, visit www.qualitylifecenter. org or call 334-2797. To learn more about Quality Life Center or to sign up for the next tour date, visit www.qualitylifecenter.org. Earvin Magic Johnson Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


THE RIVER FEBRUARY 7, 20146 Gulf Coast Writers To MeetOn Saturday, February 15, the Gulf Coast Writers Association will hold its monthly meeting deom 10 a.m. to noon at Zion Lutheran Church, 7401 Winkler Road, Fort Myers,. The speakers will be Jane Wood and Frances Keiser. Keiser has 15 years experience in the publishing industry, working in every facet of independent publishing. She is owner of Sagaponack Books, a micro publishing company founded in 1999. Her company produces the pre-press work inhouse including writing, illustrating, photo enhancing and correction, graphic design, interior book design, cover design, layout, and preparation of press-ready files. Her company also handles the postproduction work of distribution, marketing, shipping, and invoicing for its books. Keiser has authored two book series, which have won six national awards, and writes a weekly newspaper column. Wood started her own publishing company, Florida Kids Press, in 2007, and is the author of four award-winning juvenile fiction books. She has an extensive background in marketing, community relations and education and uses her experience as a classroom teacher, newspaper reporter and television producer in creating and promoting her books. Wood earned a BA from the University of Florida and an M.Ed from the University of North Florida. She speaks at book festivals, education conferences, and schools across the country. The two authors and book coaches will focus on marketing opportunities such as schools, but have a wide range of other topics and will take questions. Admission is free for members and first time visitors and $5 for guests. For further information about Gulf Coast Writers Association, go to www. gulfwriters.org. Anti-Violence Rally February 14Fort Myers Area Abuse Counseling & Treatment, Inc. (ACT) is joining the global campaign, One Billion Rising To Stop Violence Against Women And Girls on February 14. From 4:30 to 6 p.m. ACT will join with activists around the world for the largest day of action in the history of V-Day, the global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. One Billion Rising began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that one in three women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. With the world population at 7 billion, this adds up to more than one billion women and girls. In addition there will be two benefit performances in Fort Myers of The Vagina Monologues. All proceeds from these performances will benefit ACT. In 2012, ACT provided shelter to more than 500 men, women and children. Almost, 10,000 others received additional services. On Friday, February 7 and Saturday, February 8 from 7 to 9 p.m. The Vagina Monologues at Unitarian Universalist Church of Fort Myers, 13411 Shire Lane, directed by Pat Chamness. Tickets are $15 and must be purchased in advance at www.actabuse.com or by calling 939-2553. Refreshments will be provided. Survivors, family and friends of violence against women and girls are encouraged to attend the campaign and send messages to victims/survivors. The group will meet at the Applebees restaurant on the corner of South Tamiami Trail and Daniels Parkway at 4:30 p.m. Sweetheart Deal At Thrift StoreOn Friday, February 14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., customers are invited to choose a heart with a secret discount to receive additional savings off already well-priced items during the Community Thrift Stores holiday celebration. Sweet surprises will delight customers each hour, along with complimentary Valentines Day indulgences. The Community Thrift store is located in Miners Plaza (next to Planet Fitness) on the corner or McGregor Boulevard and Gladiolus Drive in the Iona area of South Fort Myers. Seasonal store hours are Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 225-6529. The store features home dcor, clothing, artwork, knick-knacks and furniture as well as building supplies, construction materials, appliances and fixtures. Taxdeductible receipts are available for individuals or organizations that donate items to the store. Shell Point Retirement Community, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to serving seniors in Southwest Florida, opened the Community Thrift Store in 2011. 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. Frances Keiser and Jane R. Wood Hortoons


7 THE RIVER FEBRUARY 7, 2014 Bayside Mens Pancake BreakfastOn Sunday, February 9, the Bayside Mens club hosts its monthly pancake breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. in the Bayside Recreation Hall. All-you-can-eat pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausages, coffee and orange juice are available for $5. The last pancake breakfast of the season will be served 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. Pilot Club Donates HelmetsEighty children were the recipients of bicycle helmets donated by the Pilot Club of Fort Myers during the annual De LaSalle Academy Winterfest on January 25. Pilot Club members fitted each child with the appropriate size helmet. There was no charge for the helmets. The focus of the Pilot Club of Fort Myers is helping organizations seeking to improve the quality of life for individuals with brain-related disorders through volunteer activities, education and financial support. For information about the Pilot Club, contact the president, Cindy Lopez at 565-5043 or email Lozcyn@gmail.com. Pilot Club member Alison Hussey and Shelly Drinkard with recipients Jayden Cummings, Trenton Drinkard and Jenna Drinkard


Along the RiverKick back under a sunbrella at Doc Fords Fort Myers Beach any Friday, Saturday or Sunday with an Island Mojito or an ice-cold beer and relax to the sounds of music playing live from the outdoor, waterfront stage. Go to Doc Fords website for a schedule. Wednesdays are country music night from 6 to 10 p.m. Wear your cowboy hat and enjoy live entertainment from local bands such as Buckshot. With a convenient combined menu, all of Doc Fords delicious lunch and dinner items are available from 11 a.m. until closing. Whether youre in the mood for cedar plank salmon topped with a mango chipotle glaze at noon, or a latenight marinated grilled chicken sandwich washed down with a tropical drink, Doc Fords aims to please. Doc Fords is located at 708 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach. It is open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Call 765-9660 or go to www.docfordsfortmyersbeach.com. Why shop at a farmers market? Access to fresh, locally grown foods, for starters. That may be one of the best reasons, but there are many more. Farmers markets have fruits and vegetables at the peak of the growing season. This means produce is at its freshest and tastes the best and is typically grown near where you live, not thousands of miles away or another country. Support area farmers and practice good eating habits at these locations: Thursday: The River District Farmers Market, under the U.S. 41 Caloosahatchee bridge. 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fruit, vegetables, local honey, bread, seafood, barbecue, flowers and plants. It is open year-round. Call 321-7100 or go to www.cityftmyers.com. Friday: Fort Myers Beach Farmers Market, under the Matanzas Bridge between Second and Third streets, 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. until April, rain or shine. Fruits and vegetables, flowers, seafood, baked goods, snack foods and plants. Call 765-0202 or go to www.fortmyersbeachfl.gov. Lakes Park, 7330 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. until May. Fruits, vegetables, breads, honey, soaps, jams and seafood. Call 533-7275. Saturday: GreenMarket at Alliance of the Arts, 10091 McGregor Boulevard near the Colonial intersection. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. An exclusive selection of locally grown, caught and cultivated foods and other products available to sample and purchase. Live entertainment by local musicians and fun activities for kids. It is open year-round. Call 939-2787 or go to www.artinlee.org. Cape Coral Chamber Farmers Market in Club Square, downtown Cape Coral. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. until May. Locally grown produce, native plants, fresh gulf seafood, live music/entertainment and informative community presentations. Call 549-6900 or go to www.capecoralfarmersmarket. com. Sunday: Sanibel Island Farmers Market, 800 Dunlop Road (at city hall, next to the library). 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. until May. Call Crystal Mansell at 472-3700. On Saturdays during winter season, guided nature walks in North Fort Myers are provided by Conservation 20/20 volunteers and IFAS Master Gardeners. Parking is free and no fee or registration is required. Participants are encouraged to bring items such as water, hat, sunscreen, binoculars, camera and closed-toed shoes or boots. All walks meet in the parking lots and are scheduled from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Restroom facility are on site. On February 8, the guided tour is of Caloosahatchee Creeks. Traverse wetland, oak hammock, and pine flatwoods on ADA-compliant boardwalk and trail while learning more about the birds, butterflies and plants that call this home. Visit one small section of a 1,290-acre wilderness oasis that includes nature trails, scenic observation areas and picnic pavilions. The trail length is 0.5 mile and the degree of difficulty is Easy. 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. Every Wednesday in season, Captiva Cruises offers boat cruises and tours from Captiva Island to the historic Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers. The boat departs at 10 a.m. and cruise time aboard Santiva is approximately one hour and 40 minutes. In 1885, Thomas Edison fell in love with the village of Fort Myers while searching for the perfect material for his light bulb filament. He and Henry Ford became good friends through their work with the Detroit Edison Illuminating Company. Soon after, Edison and Ford became neighbors in Fort Myers. On your cruise along the shorelines of Captiva and Sanibel and up the Caloosahatchee, youll learn about the history and ecology of this vital ecosystem. Enjoy a private tour of the newly-restored Edison & Ford Estates homes and grounds after lunch. Captiva Cruises also offers dolphin watch and wildlife cruises that make for memorable family adventures. The tour company reports seeing dolphins on approximately 95 percent of its cruises. The trip runs from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and is narrated by volunteers from the SanibelCaptiva Conservation Foundation. Captiva Cruises is located at McCarthys Marina, 11401 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva Island. For reservations, call 472-5300 or go to www.captivacruises.com. Doc Fords extensive rum collection trumps any pirates galley View the historic Edison & Ford Winter Estates from the river with Captiva CruisesTHE RIVER FEBRUARY 7, 20148 Artists And Authors At Edison Shoppe Artists and authors will be on hand at the Edison Ford Shoppe at Bell Tower Shops on Saturday, February 8 from 1 to 5 p.m. for a special exhibit of work including handpainted furniture, furnishings, books, paintings, prints, photographs, handmade clothing and jewelry. Artists and authors Marie Adams, Marie Dyer, Katie Gardenia, Kim Hambor, Jane Kirschner, Megan Kissinger, Charles LeBuff, Charles and Elaine Lefebvre, Christine Lemmon, Leoma Lovegrove, Jerry McMillan, Edwina Raffa, John Sheppard, Tom Smoot, Charles Sobczak and Kenneth Sushil, will be available to talk about their work, give insight into their craft, and personalize their books and art. This group of artists and authors has a special interest in the legacies of the Edison and Ford families as well as in art, science and history. A portion of the sale of work supports the education scholarship fund for students at Edison Ford summer camp and programs throughout the year. The event is open to the public and refreshments will be served. For more information contact Edison Ford at 334-7419. Artist Leoma Lovegrove and author/artist Katie Gardenia will be available to sign their work at the Edison Ford Shoppe at Bell Tower Shops on Saturday, February 8


9 THE RIVER FEBRUARY 7, 2014Brattas serves fresh made-to-order food in an inviting atmosphere featuring live music nightly. The two for $20 menu is served all day Sunday to Thursday. Happy Hour is daily from 4 to 6:30 p.m. with drink and appetizer specials. Filet Napoleon, Taylor Street baked ziti and fresh bruschetta are a few favorites on the restaurants daily menu. Lobster tail and Chilean sea bass is served on the weekends. 12984 S. Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers. Call 433-4449. Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille is named for the Doc Ford character in local author Randy Wayne Whites bestselling mystery novels. Its a well known gathering place and tropical theme sports bar with indoor and outdoor patio seating. The combined menu offers all the lunch and dinner items from 11 a.m. until closing. It includes cedar plank salmon topped with a mango chipotle glaze or a marinated grilled chicken sandwich. The fish tacos are a local favorite and theres a well provisioned raw bar. Tropical drinks are a specialty, notably the signature rum drink, Island Mojito. 708 Fishermans 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 ten years and its enduring popularity is a testament to its exceptional, friendly service. 1520 Broadway #106, Fort Myers. Call 334-6991. Where can you go when youre in the 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 few al fresco eating porches. 2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Call 472-0606. With casual dining and live music in a charming atmosphere, The Morgan House has been a Fort Myers institution since 1923. Nightly Specials: Monday, $20 prime rib and half-price select bottles of wine; Tuesday, $6 Morgan House burger and half-off craft beer; Wednesday, half off appetizers and house wine; Thursday, $4 martinis and half-off select shots; Friday, complimentary buffet upstairs with two drink minimum and half-off house wine and select domestic drafts; and Saturday, half-off select margaritas and tequila shots. 33 Patio De Leon, Fort Myers. Call 337-3377. Nervous Nellies is a casual, family-fun restaurant that boasts a large selection of appetizers, fresh seafood, over-stuffed sandwiches and entres. Dine in airconditioned comfort or outside on Nellies expansive waterfront patio. Live music. Happy hour all day. Grab a bite to eat or drink and swing to the beats of live reggae, rock and island music from the areas premier musical talent. Just upstairs from Nellies is Uglys Waterside Bar, the place where everyone gets prettier, and happy hour is all day, every day. Whether you arrive by land or sea, parking for patrons of Nellies and Uglys is free. The GPS coordinates are 26.41 N 81.18 W. 1131 First Street, Fort Myers Beach at the historic Fort Myers Beach Seaport. Call 463-8077. C D with this ad 10 % OFF ENTIRE PURCHASE 239.437.4555 On your way to Costco, stop by and visit us next to Jasons Deli On your way to Costco, stop by and visit us next to Jasons Deli Resort wear | Cruise wear | Elegant casual Florida wear Resort wear | Cruise wear | Elegant casual Florida wear Escapada, Match Point, Before and again, Zen Knits, Barbara Gerwitz, Donna Morgan Escapada, Match Point, Before and again, Zen Knits, Barbara Gerwitz, Donna Morgan Thyme body and lotions Thyme body and lotions 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 ISLAND COW NERVOUS NELLIES CRAZY WATERFRONT EATERY Vanilla crme brle from Doc Fords on Fort Myers BeachShare your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email press@riverweekly.com


Churches/TemplesALL FAITHS UNITARIAN CONGREGATION (UUA) Where diversity is treasured 2756 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers Sunday Services at 9 and 11 a.m. Adult Education Workshop at 10 a.m. The Reverend Margaret L. Beard, Minister 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. Religious Education; Sunday School and Midweek classes, Preschool Classes, Monday through Friday Web site: www.continued on page 11THE RIVER FEBRUARY 7, 201410


11 THE RIVER FEBRUARY 7, 2014 From page 10Churches/Templestemplebethel.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. Jammies And Jeans At Temple JudeaOn February 14 at 5:30 p.m., Temple Judea will host Jammies and Jeans, a Shabbat evening especially for young children and their families. Held on the second Friday of each month, it is open to the entire community. The Jammies and Jeans Shabbat service is in addition to the regular 6:15 p.m. Shabbat service. Parents are encouraged to throw on a pair of jeans and get their kids in their jammies for a casual, warm and kidfriendly Shabbat service filled with singing, storytelling and fun activiries followed by dinner at 6 p.m. The Shabbat service is held in the Synagogue. Rabbi Sack will help attendees celebrate the joy of Shabbat with stories, songs and dancing. To make dinner reservations, send an email to jenmanekin@yahoo.com. Temple Judea is located at 14486 A & W Bulb Road, Fort Myers. For more information, call 433-0201. Students Celebrate 100th Day Of Classes At First Baptist AcademyTuesday, January 28 marked the 100th day in school at First Baptist Academy. Elementary classes at the Academy celebrated throughout the day with a variety of activities geared toward kindergarten through 5th grade students. Second grade celebrated by enjoying a 100 mini pancake breakfast with all the toppings. This day also consisted of fun learning activities for elementary students, including reading for 100 minutes wearing comfy slippers, 100-piece puzzles, 100-minute centers, making 100-piece necklaces, 100s vest parade and other 100-themed activities. The elementary school held a 100 penny coin drive to benefit the Florida Baptist Childrens Home. Contributions from this drive will be donated to help meet the needs of the children and families at the Florida Baptist Childrens Home in Fort Myers. First Baptist Academy is a ministry of First Baptist Church Naples, under the leadership of Dr. Hayes Wicker, Senior Pastor. First Baptist Academy students celebrating the 100th day of classes 13901 Shell Point Plaza Fort Myers, Florida 33908 (239) 454-2077 www.shellpoint.org/springsThe Springs Assisted Living is part of Shell Points Integrated Healthcare System. Shell Point is a non-profit ministry of The Christian and Missionary Alliance Foundation, Inc. Shell Point. All rights reserved. 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THE RIVER FEBRUARY 7, 201412 Warm Weather Brings Fish Out From Shelterby Capt. Matt MitchellWhat an awesome weather week. After what seemed like more than a month of back-to-back cold fronts along with wind and rain, things have finally begun to warm back up. Clear water out in the sound and near-perfect conditions gave anglers lots of options. Warming water temperatures have really brought the flats back to life as game fish move out from their winter haunts way back in the mangroves into the open water in search of food. Water clarity throughout the sound is about as good as it gets all year. I really enjoy this cold, clear-water fishing as you can often spot your target before even anchoring up. Every year during this time, I find bottom structure, channels and sand holes that I never knew were there. Its almost like having a neverending aquarium to explore. When I locate these fish-holding bottom features, I like to mark them on the GPS so I can return when the water dirties up. Clean, clear water on the flats was the ideal set-up for trout fishing. Flats in the threeto five-foot range held lots of keeper-sized trout along with much fewer of the undersized trout we have been seeing for the last month. When fishing for these trout, look for sandy areas in the grass flats. Often these little sand holes will load up with lots of trout. The old standby of a live shrimp under a popping cork is hard to beat to catch these trout. Flats in the Fosters Point area and Captiva Rocks area have been good places to get started. Many of the flats I have been trout fishing have been producing a few pompano too. When you hook a pompano, its a good idea to cast a shrimp out on a jig head and bounce it across the bottom as well. I will also reach into the live well and throw out some shrimp pieces to keep the often fast-moving school of pompano around. This often results in hooking a few more of these schooling fish. Pound for pound, these are one of the hardest fighting fish that swims in our waters and makes for a great meal. Sheepshead fishing has not been as good as last winter, at least not yet. Im still getting lots of keepers but the fish seem to be moving around much more than in the past few years. The docks where I do really well on one day seem to be absent of fish the next day. Shell Creek and other deeper creeks at the south end of Matlacha Pass and in the mouth of the river have been the better areas for the larger fish. Many of these deeper creeks are full of oyster shells and have fast moving current which is the ideal set-up for sheepshead. Higher afternoon tides than we have seen in weeks made for some good redfish action. Shrimp fished under the mangroves caught lots of under-sized redfish. Any time we had a south wind, the tide got up higher than the tide chart forecast and I would find a good windblown mangrove shoreline to locate these redfish. The big red on my boat this week came while targeting sheepshead on a deeper mangrove shoreline. This surprise fish measured 28 inches and was caught in the Buck Key area of the sound. Oyster bars on the higher stages of the tide also held lots of these rat reds. With January now behind us, usually the worst of the cold should be just about done. Warming water temperatures will do wonders for our fishing as a wide open Spring bite is not that far away. 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. Boating ClassThe San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron, a unit of the United States Power Squadrons, is offering the popular Local Waters/Local Charts class on Saturday, February 15, from 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The class is directed towards new boaters and those new to the area, as well as those wishing to learn chart reading. It will provide some of the basics of navigation, oriented to the Fort Myers area. Students will be using chart 11427 and must bring this chart to class. Optional on-the-water training will be offered at a later date. Check with the class instructor for details. The cost of the class is $45. The class is being taught at the San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron classroom lat 16048 San Carlos Boulevard. Students can register at www.scbps.com or call 466-4040. Garden Council To Hold Open House For PublicAn open house will be held for the public on Tuesday, February 18, by the Fort Myers-Lee County Garden Council at the council building, 2166 Virginia Avenue, Fort Myers. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will feature flower design demonstrations, plants, and gardening materials for sale by local garden clubs and plant societies. In addition, the statue Lorelei will be presented for the first time. The Fort Myers-Lee County Garden Council was formed in 1957 and now comprises various clubs, societies and affiliate members in the area. Membership provides an opportunity to learn about floral design, growing plants suitable for this locale, and conservation continued on page 14 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. 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13 THE RIVER FEBRUARY 7, 2014 CROW Case Of The Week: Close Callby Patricia MolloyAt the start of the year, a gray catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) was admitted to CROW after being hit by a careless driver. During the initial examination, Dr. Heather determined that the tiny bird was slightly bruised and extremely frightened, but fortunately, had no broken bones. In order to keep the patient calm and comfortable, she placed it on a mild pain medication in conjunction with strict cage rest. In less than a week, patient #0130 had completely recovered its strength and stamina. Dr. Heather arranged for the beautiful gray bird to be returned to its home territory on Sanibel, mindful to select an open site away from the road. Despite careful planning, the release did not go as expected. The gray catbird is a common but reclusive songbird that migrates south. During winter months, its distinctive meow-like call can be detected emanating from dense thickets in the gulf regions of south Florida, Louisiana and Texas. In the 45 years since its inception, CROW has successfully treated and released tens of thousands of sick, injured and orphaned wild birds, mammals and reptiles. Much of its success is due to the attention to detail; from highly technical microsurgeries to cleaning patient cages, every procedure is carefully coordinated and meticulously documented. The day of the catbirds release was a typical winter day in paradise mild temperatures and beautiful blue skies. As soon as the door swung open, the catbird hopped out of the travel carrier, spread its wings and took to the air, darting and weaving excitedly. During the ascent, the songbird began flying toward a neighboring property. Thats when the unexpected happened. The catbird flew into a window, said Dr. Heather. The little bird, stunned from the impact, was immediately rushed back to the wildlife clinic. Dr. Heather determined that the catbird had sustained head trauma during the incident. Thanks to the quick response of the witnesses and the expertise of the staff at CROW, the catbird is again on its way to a full recovery. It is responding well to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and supportive care and we expect to release it this week, said Dr. Heather with a smile of relief. CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from our local area. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to PO Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit: www.crowclinic.org. Student Brittany Wooldridge holds the gray catbird so that she can administer medication and food to the tiny patient 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 FEBRUARY 7, 201414 Plant SmartSouthern Red Cedarby Gerri ReavesNative southern red cedars (Juniperus virginiana) natural habitat includes woods, fields and coastal hammocks. A member of the cypress family, it is also called coastal red cedar and eastern red cedar. Its dense aromatic foliage of scale-like blue-green leaves makes good cover for birds and small animals. Bluebirds, brown thrashers, cedar waxwings, flickers, mockingbirds, finches, robins, sapsuckers, tree swallows and yellow-rumped warblers are among the species that eat the fruit and disperse seeds. Red cedar is the larval food, or host plant, for the Sweadners juniper hairstreak butterfly. Like other conifers, red cedar possesses features that protect it from drought and cold, such a waxy coating. It can reach more than 40 feet high, forming a flat or conical crown and a wide spread. It works well as a specimen tree but is especially attractive when planted in mass as a background. A row of red cedars is an effective windbreak or screen. The thin cinnamon-brown bark has a shredded or peeling appearance. Male and female flowers are produced on separate trees. The tiny purplish cones on the female trees are fleshy and berry-like. This fast-grower is long-lived and highly droughtand salt-tolerant. Plant it in full sun with good drainage. It requires virtually no maintenance. Propagate it with seeds or cuttings. Clothing chests and closets are made with the aromatic red cedar wood because it repels clothes moths. Gin is flavored with the oil from the berries. Sources: Waterwise: South Florida Landscapes, National Audubon Society Field Guide to Florida, A Gardeners Guide to Floridas Native Plants by Rufino Osorio, Native Florida Plants by Robert G. Haehle and Joan Brookwell, edis.ifas.ufl.edu, and floridata.com. Plant Smart explores the plant life of South Florida and sustainable landscape practices. A row of red cedars creates a windbreak and soft background photos by Gerri Reaves Red cedar has overlapping scale-like leaves The thin bark has a shredded look Homeowner Garden Series BeginsFind the answers to all of your Florida lawn questions at Lee County Extension Services annual Homeowner Garden Series. T opics to be covered in the series include palms, flowering trees, roses, citrus, invasive critters, ancient gardening practices and more. The series will be held at Fort Myers Regional Library, 1651 Lee Street in Fort Myers. Classes take place from 10 a.m. to noon on February 12, 19 and 26 as well as on March 5, 12, 19 and 26. Cost is $8 per class or $30 for the entire series. For registration and more information, visit http://lee.ifas.ufl.edu or call 533-7504 or 533-7513. Lee County Extension agents offer educational services through a three-way cooperative arrangement between the Board of County Commissioners, the University of Florida and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Local extension agents are off-campus faculty members of the University of Florida. For more information, call Stephen Brown at 533-7513, email brownsh@leegov. com or visit http://lee.ifas.ufl.edu. Safe Boating Course OfferedThe Fort Myers Power Squadron is offering the nationally-recognized introductory boating course entitled Americas Boating Course at their building located at 3145 Royalton Avenue in Fort Myers. The class will take place over five consecutive Tuesday evenings, beginning on Tuesday, February 11 from 7 to 9 p.m. All course materials will be provided. Light refreshments are complimentary. The cost for the course is $40 for a single participant and $ 60 for a couple. Florida law requires all persons born on or after January 1, 1988 to have taken and passed a boaters safety class. Most insurance companies offer a significant discount to boat owners who have taken and completed this course. The Fort Myers Power Squadron is located about 1.5 miles east of downtown Fort Myers (1.5 miles east of the north bound span of the Edison Bridge); about two blocks north (river side) of Route 80 (Palm Beach Blvd.). From Palm Beach Blvd., turn north on Superior Street and proceed two short blocks to Royalston Avenue. Then turn left (west) onto Royalston and proceed one block to the building. To register for the course, contact Grant Esser via email at grantesser@comcast.net or by calling 945-6612. From page 12Grow Rosesmethods. The council assists in educating and beautifying the community, and improving the environment. A speakers bureau provides speakers for meetings and events in the community. For additional information about the council, contact the president, Debbie WyattStotter, at 707-6078, or fmlcgcpres@embarqmail.com. 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15 THE RIVER FEBRUARY 7, 2014 Youre Invited!Center 4 LifeArts & Crafts FairSaturday, February 8, 2014 9 a.m. 2 p.m. Handcrafted items by 40 artists Fabric art, clothing, shell designs Photography, cards, jewelry Chutney, marmalade & pickles Paintings, pottery, glasswork Books by local authors Tropical plants & arrangements Refreshments for saleCenter 4 LifePalm Ridge Road & Library Way Sanibel High School Outdoor Photo ContestThe deadline for the inaugural Ding Darling-Theodore Cross High School Photography Contest is March 14. High school students have the opportunity to win prizes such as a Canon camera package, chartered class field trips to J. N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel, Refuge Nature Store gift certificates, and excursions at Tarpon Bay Explorers, the refuges recreation concession. Winners also receive copies of Waterbirds: Portraits and Anecdotes from Birding Adventures by contest namesake, the late Theodore Cross. Cross, who lived part-time on Sanibel and has family still living here, marched with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; advised the Johnson and Nixon administrations on anti-poverty programs; wrote the influential book Black Capitalism, among others; played a prominent role in President Obamas election; and created Birders United -a birding Web site that ranked legislators according to their record of bird protection support. Late in life, Cross decided to indulge his love for birds and photography and traveled the world to collect stunning portraits and stories to chronicle his adventures. He shot often at Ding Darling Refuge and a number of the images in his book reflect his love for the refuge. Cross published Waterbirds in 2009 at age 85; he passed away shortly thereafter in February 2010. NPRs All Things Considered called Cross collection of 179 images and countless anecdotes spectacular. The New York Times described it as part visual encyclopedia, part memoir. The Theodore Cross Family Charitable Foundation has made possible this contest, which we hope will continue on an annual basis, with a generous grant to the Ding Darling Wildlife SocietyFriends of the Refuge (DDWS), said Birgie Miller Vertesch, DDWS executive director. We couldnt be more thrilled that they wanted their donation used in this way. We are so happy to be supporting a contest in my fathers name, a contest that will get our youth involved with nature by looking at it as my father so loved doing through a camera lens, said daughter Amanda Cross. Digital image entries can be shot from any outdoor venue using any type of camera, including smartphones. A writing component to the contest requires entrants, grades 9 through 12, to submit a 100-word description of the moment captured and how it reflects what nature and wildlife mean to the photographer. Guidelines and prize information are posted at www.dingdarlingsociety.org/ photo-contests. Call DDWS at 472-1100 ext. 249 for more information. There are three judges: A refuge staff person, a professional photographer, and a member from one of the four county regions. First prize in the contest is a Canon camera package with two lenses and a carrying case. Portrait of a reddish egret by Theodore Cross Bonilla Takes Helm Of Local Power SquadronA new commander has taken over the helm of the Fort Myers Power Squadron. Sam Bonilla, was installed at the change of watch ceremony on Friday, January 10 at The Hut restaurant in Buckingham. Other officers elected were Vic Stewart, education officer; Bob Moro, administrative officer; Bill Hansen, treasurer; Millie Bonilla, secretary; Grant Esser, assistant education officer; and Robert Cran, assistant treasurer. The Bridge will oversee the activities of members whose main focus is the promotion of safe boating in the waters around Southwest Florida. The squadron is one of over 400 United States Power Squadrons with 40,000 members in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Japan, which is celebrating 100 years of continuous operation in 2014. The Fort Myers Power Squadrons trained members offer classes in basic boating skills, seamanship and advanced piloting, charting, navigation, marine electronics and many other subjects. The squadron also partners with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and Boat U.S. to offer free vessel safety inspections to boat owners to help them comply with the federal and state safety rules. During the ceremony, Lt/C Bob Moro received the Karl E. Miller Memorial Cruising Award for 2013 in recognition of his many contributions to the squadron. There are four squadrons in the Fort Myers area: Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach (The San Carlos Bay Power Squadron), Cape Coral and SanibelCaptiva For information on classes in your area, free vessel safety checks, and becoming a member, contact Commander Sam Bonilla or Lt/C Bob Moro at 334-6650. District 22 Commander George Musco administers the oath of office to incoming Commander Sam Bonilla


THE RIVER FEBRUARY 7, 201416 Fine Craft Guild Presents Artist Exhibit At Alliance For The ArtsMore than a dozen members of the Southwest Florida Fine Craft Guild will demonstrate their specialties during Artists @ Work at the Alliance for the Arts on Saturday, March 15 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Enjoy a wide variety of fascinating live demonstrations inside the Alliance main building and outside on the GreenMarket lawn. The family-friendly demo day features artists including Angela Aradia and Al Liccardi (raku pottery), Jenny Burnham (Kumihimo braided jewelry), Analilia Clay (bird feather carving), Dee Cooper (bead weaving), Kathy Erickson (pine needle baskets), Renee Farr (mosaic), Petra Kaiser (fused glass), Phil Krym (wood turning), Sherry Moesch (Viking knit jewelry), Bobbi Robertson (eggshell art), Trudy Sampson and Jim Sobel (stone sculpting) and Glorida Winer (wire and cloth). Founded in 1977, the Southwest Florida Fine Craft Guild is comprised of local artisans, craftsmen and craftswomen. Its members combine old world craftsmanship with contemporary techniques to produce unique works of art. For more information about Artists @ Work, visit www.ArtInLee.org or call 939-2787. Artists @ Work will take place during GreenMarket, which is held every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Ikebana Blue 2 by Petra Kaiser Analilia Clays bird feather carving Gloria Winer, wire and cloth Angela Aradia during a Raku pottery demonstration Bobbi Robertson, eggshell art Copper VK bracelet with raku bead and copper beads by Sherry MoeschCommunity Band Concert SundayThe Lee County Community Band will present a concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 9 at Cape Coral High School. The program features a Tribute to Irving Berlin, Man of La Mancha, Tschaikowskys 1812 Overture, and the old favorite, Sentimental Journey. The band also will present the premier performance of the LCCB March, composed and directed by saxophonist Diane Flower. Later in the program band members Carolyn Arya, Diane Flower and Jan Fenn will harmonize in a vocal rendition of Sincerely, a hit from the 1950s that is still popular today. Additional Lee County Band concerts are set for March 9 and April 6. The events are free (donations accepted) and open to the public; all will be at 3 p.m. at Cape Coral High School, 2300 Santa Barbara Boulevard, just north of Veterans Parkway. Members are musicians from all walks of life career musicians, amateurs, and folks renewing skills from years past who reside in Lee, Collier, and Charlotte Counties. Director is Richard Bradstreet; emcee and vocalist is Norman Jones. For more information, visit www. leecountyband.org or phone Norman Jones at 995-2097. Richard Bradstreet conducts the 60-member Lee County Community Band photo by Melissa Burns Images, Inc.


17 THE RIVER FEBRUARY 7, 2014 Dazzling Musical Revue At The Repby Di SaggauA Grand Night For Singing is now playing in Florida Reps ArtStage. Its is an amazing and imaginative production that features 35 of the best songs of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein. The cast consists of Alexandra Hale, Antoinette Henry, Jacob January, Erin Mosher and Joe Paparella. All have gorgeous voices and also have great stage presence as they take the audience on this delightful and elegant musical trip. Songs from Carousel, Oklahoma, The Sound of Music, South Pacific, The King and I, West Side Story and many more are given fresh musical arrangements that will delight you. There is no story line, but through clever choreography, dialogue and staging, the songs are presented in a most unique manner. How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria from The Sound of Music is sung by a lovelorn young man. Youre going to love it. Honey Bun from South Pacific features the whole company and is one of the many swinging show stoppers. The pace of the show is well planned by Director Michael Marotta. He also directed last seasons The Fantasticks and if you remember how good that show was, youll know what to expect from this one. From solo numbers to group arrangements, everything moves like exquisite clockwork. The Tony-nominated musical was conceived by Walter Bobbie and first performed on Broadway in 1994. The kind of invention that is lavished upon this fantastic musical revue is what makes it a standout and reminds the audience just how remarkable the songs of Rogers and Hammerstein remain. Pianist Gary Stroh and flutist Madison Brochin lend their talents. A Grand Night For Singing plays through March 16 in the newly renovated Florida Rep ArtStage Studio Theatre, located in the Historic Arcade Theatre on Bay Street between Jackson and Hendry. Tickets are available a at floridarep.org or by calling the box office at 332-4488. The cast of A Grand Night For Singing Irish Comedy Coming To Fort MyersTheatre Conspiracy announced the opening of The Beauty Queen Of Leenane by Martin McDonagh at the Foulds Theatre, Lee County Alliance for the Arts on Friday, February 7. Theatre Conspiracys production features professional equity actor Derry Woodhouse, a native of Limerick, Ireland along with local veterans Karen Goldberg, Joan Olsen and Daniel Benzing. Hilarious, dark and utterly brutal ( Evening Standard), The Beauty Queen of Leenane is known for getting the audience gasping with surprise in between bursts of laughter. Middle-aged, unmarried and embittered, Maureen is locked in a stalemate with her elderly mother Mag, who is as selfish as she is manipulative. Their simmering relationship boils over when Maureen takes a lover and finds hope for escape in this dark comedy. The show runs until February 23. Individual tickets are $20 each. Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. with one Sunday matinee on February 23 at 2 p.m. Opening night is pay what you will and Thursdays are buy one, get one half off. Tickets can be purchased by calling Theatre Conspiracys box office at 936-3239 or by visiting www.theatreconspiracy.org. Perhaps the best Irish play of the last 20 years (Chicago Tribune), The Beauty Queen of Leenane premiered at the Town Hall Theatre in Galway, Ireland in October 1996 as part of a touring production by the Druid Theatre Company that traveled through Ireland to Londons West End and later to Australia. The Druid productioncontinued on page 23 2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, Fl 33957 Ph: 239.472.0606 www.SanibelIslandCow.com 3957 P P h h: 2 2 3 39 4720606wwwSanibelIslandCowcom Tropical Outdoor Patio Seating Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow with our Famous Stone Crabs1/2 lb & 1 lb. quantities Appetizers & Full Dinners Best Prices On The Planet Fun "new" Moo Wear for all ages Fun "new" Moo Wear for all ages w w Always Fresh ...Always Fun! s s Always Fresh ...Always! LIVE LIVE MUSIC MUSIC w w Always w ay ay s! Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week. Snacks In-between Live Music! Outdoor Seating Come Try our Come Try our NEW NEW Cowlicious Cowlicious Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials We Proudly BrewSanibels Most Award Winning Restaurant


THE RIVER FEBRUARY 7, 201418 Donation To Capital CampaignThe Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center announced that FineMark National Bank & Trust has pledged to contribute $25,000 towards Bernes Challenge. FineMarks donation marks the first corporate donation to Bernes Challenge. In September 2013, Berne Davis challenged the Southwest Florida community to raise $500,000 for the art center, which she will match dollar-for-dollar for each contribution. All gifts to the capital campaign will support the restoration efforts of the upper floors of the art center, which will house additional gallery space, as well as classrooms for arts education, plus a rooftop sculpture garden and rooftop reception area. The Sidney & Berne Davis is located in the historic former Post Office at 2301 First Street in downtown Fort Myers. We are very pleased to be in a position to help the art center finish its restoration of the historic former Post Office. It falls in line with our goals of making a positive impact on our community, as well as the families and individuals we serve, said FineMark President and CEO Joe Catti. The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is a wonderful organization that is dedicated to bringing world-class, arts, entertainment, arts education and preservation to Southwest Florida. To donate to Bernes Challenge capital campaign, visit www.sbdac.com, call 3331993 or email info@sbdac.com. Jim Griffith, CEO of the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center; Joe Catti, president of FineMark National Bank & Trust; Berne Davis; Bob Sizemore, FineMark National Bank & Trust Davis Art Center February EventsThe Fort Myers Film Festivals TGIM Indie Monday runs every Monday through February 24. The films are followed by discussion of short films that are in consideration for the upcoming film festival. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., films start at 7 p.m. Admission is $6. Friday, February 7 Art Walk Exhibit opening: Three Part Harmony: Sea, Sky and Land the art of Deena Gu Laties, 6 to 10 p.m., free. Thursday February 13 Connect Networking Event, Insights for living: Discovering the Greatness in You! 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.; $6 general admission; $25 promotional table. Friday, February 14 Love Notes, A Curtis Institute of Music Opera Theatre Performance; cocktails 7 p.m., performance 8 p.m., $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Monday, February 17 Author Lecture and Luncheon: Diana-Abu Jaber, noon to 2 p.m., $35 for lecture and lunch; $350 for a VIP table. Wednesday, February 19 to 21 Because Beauty Must Be Broken Daily, presented by Ghostbird Theatre; cocktails 7 p.m., curtain 8 p.m. $10 all tickets. Saturday, February 22 Screaming Orphans Concert, 6 p.m. Admission $60. Sunday, February 23 Because Beauty Must Be Broken Daily, presented by Ghostbird Theatre, cocktails 7 p.m., curtain 8 p.m. $10 all tickets Thursday, February 27 Art & Poetry Networking Event, 8 to 11 p.m., $10 admission. For more information about any of the events, call 333-1933 or log onto www.sbad.com. Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is at 2301 First Street, Fort Myers. Fort Myers Beach Art AssociationFort Myers Beach Art Association February events include: February 13, Members Potluck 5:30 p.m. Call 463-3909. Fee applies. February 16, Spring Juried Show sponsored by Fresh Catch Bistro, opens at 4 p.m. and runs until March 14. February 14 to 28, Studio II, P. Kane Class Show; February 28 to March 14, Outdoor Painters Show. Free. February 16, Painting demonstration by Judi Betts, 4 to 6 p.m. Fee $10. February 17 to 20, painting workshop with Judi Betts 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Go to www.fortmyersbeachart.com or call 4633909 for more information and fees. February 20, 21 and 22, Plein Air Workshop with Neil Walling, 9 a.m. to noon. See www.fortmyersbeachart.com or call 463-3909 for more information and fees. Class will meet on painting sites. February 23, Spring Juried Show sponsored by Fresh Catch Bistro, also gallery talk 1 to 2:15 p.m. and demonstration by Lynne Wesolowsk, topic Alcohol Inks on Ceramic & Yupo, with reception from 2:15 to 3 p.m. Free. The gallery is on Donora Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach. Tables And Sponsorships For Cattle Barons BallIndividuals, businesses and families committed to the battle against cancer can still grab tables for the 2014 Cattle Barons Ball, the annual Wild West-themed signature fundraising gala for the American Cancer Society of Lee County. The Cattle Barons Ball will be held on March 28 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and promises a Western elegant evening of decadent food, cowboy-themed games, silent and live auctions and boot-stomping music by the award-winning country band One Night Rodeo. Sponsorships also are available for businesses wanting to join a growing list of local companies that have already stepped up with support. New to the sponsorship team are Diversified Yacht Services, Inc., NeoGenomics Laboratories and Hooters, LTP. They join philanthropic Chicos FAS, LeeSar Regional Service Center, GATES, Scanlon Auto Group, Enterprise Holdings, NBC-2, Private Client Insurance Services, LLC, Gulfshore Life Magazine, Arthrex, Inc., Cheney Brothers and Norman Love Confections in sponsoring games, food and other features of the gala. The Cattle Barons Ball is the signature fundraising event for the American Cancer Society of Lee County. Now in its 11th year, the event has raised more than $3.7 million for support services, research and education. Anyone interested in learning more or volunteering to help with the 2014 Cattle Barons Ball can contact the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org or call Jamie Powell at 936-1113. Church Presents U.S. Premiere Of Composition For Harp And StringsOn Thursday, February 13, Beach United Methodist Church on Fort Myers Beach will present the next concert in its Hibiscus Series. Harp, Strings and Voices will feature members of the SWFL Symphony, the church Chancel Choir and harpist Melody Anglin in concert with music from Faure to Puccini to contemporary choral works. Soprano Lesley Frost will be featured in two arias (Puccini and Faure) and the choir will sing portions of the Faure Requiem. What is special about this concert is that is is the United States premiere of a work for harp and chamber orchestra. Barcarolle Concertante was composed by Quebec composer Benoit Wery in 2012. The work was originally premiered in Paris in late 2012 and then performed in Montreal in May 2013. Dr. Douglas Renfroe, director of music and fine arts for the church, discovered the work while performing in Canada last summer and contacted Melody Anglin, a leading harpist in Florida, touring extensively throughout the United States and Europe. She has appeared several times in Southwest Florida, most recently during the 2012 concert season. Included in the concert will be several arrangements featuring Renfroe, bass baritone, as well as a new arrangement of the Faure Pavanne which will feature Frost, enfroe, Lauren Dillard on flute and Anglin on harp. The concert will be held in the church sanctuary at 7:30 p.m. A free will offering will be collected to assist offsetting expenses for the evening. A reception will follow to acknowledge the performers. For additional information regarding this concert and others in the series, call the church office at 463-9656. Melody Anglin, harpist To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


19 THE RIVER FEBRUARY 7, 2014 Sanibel 1025 Periwinkle Way Mon Sat. 10 5Evenings & Sundays by appointment 579.0412 Naples & Fort MyeLIMITED TIME SAVINGS ON SELECT ITEMS! Distinctl norris.comCOMPLETE DESIGNER CONDO PACKAGES In your choice of custom fabrics and nishes. STARTING AT $11,999if you havent seen us lately, you havent seen us. Opera Tour Comes To The Davis Art CenterBring your Valentine on Friday, February 14 for a special evening of song as the Curtis Institute of Music brings members of its acclaimed Curtis Opera Theatre in presenting Curtis On Tour Love Notes, under the artistic direction of Mikael Eliasen, to the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, located at 2301 First Street in the downtown Fort Myers River District. Curtis On Tour, the touring program of the school that brings the extraordinary artistry of students, alumni and faculty members to audiences worldwide, will feature students from the Curtis Opera Theatre performing arias and art songs, with Mikael Eliasen as collaborative pianist. A Danish-born accompanist and coach, Eliasen is Dean of Vocal Studies and Artistic Director of the Curtis Opera Theatre at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. He has given numerous master classes around the world, including Moscow, Shanghai, Seoul, Jerusalem, Prague and Dublin. He is a regular guest at the Royal Opera Academy in Copenhagen and the Netherlands Opera Studio in Amsterdam. Eliasen has given classes for the young artists programs of the San Francisco, Los Angeles, Houston, Chicago Lyric and Metropolitan operas and often judges for the Metropolitan Opera National Council. He has collaborated worldwide in recital with numerous singers, including Robert Merrill, Tom Krause, Theodor Uppman, John Shirley-Quirk, Edith Mathis, Joan Patenaude-Yarnell and Rinat Shaham. Eliasen has participated in many music festivals and also has recorded numerous times for CBC, Hilversum Radio, Polish State Radio, Kol-Israel and RTE radio and television and can be heard on London Records, Musical Heritage Society, Supraphon and Albany Records. The Curtis Institute of Music educates and trains exceptionally gifted young musicians for careers as performing artists on the highest professional level. One of the worlds leading conservatories, Curtis provides its 168 students with full-tuition scholarships and personalized attention from a celebrated faculty. Its distinctive learn by doing approach has produced an impressive number of notable artists, from such legends as Leonard Bernstein and Samuel Barber to current stars Jonathan Biss, Juan Diego Flrez, Hilary Hahn and Lang Lang. Curtis alumni hold principal chairs in every major American orchestra, and each season they are featured as guest soloists with the worlds leading orchestras, opera houses and chamber music series. To learn more, visit www.curtis.edu. The program will also include the voices of Elena Perroni, soprano, Roy Hage, tenor, Jazmina MacNeil, mezzosoprano, Elena Perroni, soprano, and Anthony Reed, bass with songs such as Tonight from West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein, Madamina, il catalogo questo, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart from Don Giovanni, Ol Man River from Show Boat, If I Loved You from Carousel by Richard Rodgers and much more. A cocktail reception begins at 7 p.m., with the performance at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 and $20 in advance. For tickets or more information, visit www.sbdac. com or call 333-1933. Pianist Mikael Eliasen, right, with mezzo-soprano Jazimina MacNeil lic no. MV 81675239-267-2556Service that Speaks for Itself Ich spreche Deutsch OPEN MON-FRI 9AM 5:30PMSAT & SUN: BY APPT.


THE RIVER FEBRUARY 7, 201420 ENGEL & VLKERSIsabella Rasi 239-246-4716 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My husband and I have different first languages, but we both learned English and that is what we use at home now. We have a new baby and I was wondering about teaching her English and my native language Spanish at the same time. We are concerned that it might be too difficult and confusing. What do you think? Amalia, North Fort Myers Amalia, Fluency in two languages is a wonderful skill and puts one at a great advantage. As a global society, there is a need for multilingual people and having such a skill is highly valued in the work place. Although I am sure that right now you are not overly concerned about your babys entrance into the work force, it is something to keep in mind. The American Speech and Language Association (ASHA) reports most children have the capacity and facility to learn more than one language. Researchers say that some advantages to being bilingual might include: Being able to learn new words easily Breaking down words by sounds, such as C-A-T for cat Being able to use information in new ways Putting words into categories Coming up with solutions to problems Good listening skills Connecting with others Learning two languages will not cause speech or language problems, and bilingual children develop language skills just as other children do. Remember, however, that all children are unique including the bilingual child. Developing skills in two languages depends on the quality and amount of experience the child has using both languages. ASHA suggests the following as guidelines: Like other children, most bilingual children speak their first words by the time they are 1 year old (e.g., mama or dada). By age 2, most bilingual children can use two-word phrases (e.g., my ball or no juice). These are the same language developmental milestones seen in children who learn only one language. From time to time, children may mix grammar rules, or they might use words from both languages in the same sentence. This is a normal part of bilingual language development. When a second language is introduced, some children may not talk much for a while. This silent period can sometimes last several months. Again, this is normal and will go away A brochure, Teaching Your Child Two Languages, is available to parents free of charge from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). This brochure is written for parents and describes how children learn to be bilingual, and what parents can do to facilitate the learning process and can be found at www.asha.org. Ms. Greggs is adjunct faculty at Edison State College where she teaches psychology and education courses. She is also Nationally Certified School Psychologist and consultant for School Consultation Services, a private educational consulting company. Questions for publication may be addressed to smgreggs@gmail.com. Not all questions submitted can be addressed through this publication. Deans ListJeffrey Edman of Fort Myers received the Deans List Award at Clearwater Christian College for scholastic achievement during the 2013 fall semester. In order to be recognized for the award, honorees are required to earn a GPA between 3.50 and 3.90 on a 4.00 scale. Edman, a sophomore, is an exercise sport science major. He is a graduate of Southwest Florida Christian Academy in Fort Myers and the son of Fred and Kelly Edman of Fort Myers. Deans ListDanielle Niebuhr of Fort Myers has been named to the Deans List for the fall 2013 semester at Salve Regina University. Niebuhr is a sophomore majoring in elementary education To qualify for the deans list, full-time undergraduate students must earn a minimum grade point average of 3.6 with no grade below a B in that semester. Salve Regina in Newport, Rhode Island, is a Catholic, co-educational university founded by the Sisters of Mercy. Republican Womens Club The Lee County Republican Womens Club (chartered) will hold its monthly luncheon at Palmetto Pines Country Club on Tuesday, February 11. The social will begin at 11:30 a.m. with lunch served at noon. Featured speakers will be Arvella Clare and Steven Teuber, both candidates for Lee County School Board, District 4. For information and reservations, contact 574-2571. Presidential Scholars Program CandidateKathryn Flaharty, daughter of Drs. Patrick and Kristen Flaharty and a senior at Canterbury School, has been named one of more than 3,000 candidates in the 2014 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The candidates were selected from nearly 3.4 million students expected to graduate from U.S. high schools in the year 2014. Inclusion in the program, now in its 50th year, is one of the highest honors bestowed upon graduating high-school seniors. Scholars are selected on the basis of superior academic and artistic achievements, leadership qualities, strong character and involvement in community and school activities. Candidates were selected for their exceptional performance on either the College Board SAT or the ACT Assessment. In addition, each chief state school officer (CSSO) was invited to nominate three male and three female candidates, based on their outstanding scholarship, residing in the CSSOs jurisdiction. Further consideration is based on students essays, self-assessments, descriptions of activities, school recommendations and school transcripts. A distinguished panel of educators will review these submissions and select 560 semifinalists in early April. The Commission on Presidential Scholars, a group of up to 32 eminent citizens appointed by the President, will make final selection of one young man and one young woman from each state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and U.S. students living abroad; 15 students at-large; and up to 20 students from the creative and performing arts. The U.S. Department of Education will announce the scholars in May. They will be invited to Washington, D.C., for several days in June to receive the Presidential Scholars Medallion at a recognition ceremony and to participate in events and activities with their elected representatives, educators and other leading individuals in public life. Still considering her college options for next fall, Flaharty plans to study mathematics with a focus in biomedical engineering or pre-medical curriculum. Kathryn Flaharty


21 THE RIVER FEBRUARY 7, 2014 ENDLESS TRAILS STABLES ENDLESS TRAILS STABLES GUIDED HORSEBACK TRAIL RIDING IN FLORIDA WOODLANDS GUIDED HORSEBACK TRAIL RIDING IN FLORIDA WOODLANDS 19201 Matt Road, N. Fort Myers, FL 33917 (239) 731-3265 (239) 731-3265 Trick pony parties Trick pony parties for the kids for the kids with with Jules the trick Arabian Jules the trick Arabian Misty Misty and and Majik Majik trick trick miniature horses for any miniature horses for any event or holiday event or holiday New $106 Million Cubs Park In Arizona Was Leveraged In Naplesby Ed FrankIt was four years ago when a group of Naples businessmen attempted to lure the Chicago Cubs here from Arizona with promises to build an $80 million to $100 million spring training facility for this losing but popular team that has not only a strong nationwide following but a worldwide appeal as well. While the Naples group was sincere in its efforts, most felt the Cubs showed interest in the local proposal only to leverage their demands in Arizona for a new ballpark. Its a game played continually by professional teams, threatening to move if they dont get what they want in the way of new, expanded or refurnished facilities. About the time the Cubs reportedly considered Naples, the Boston Red Sox voiced dissatisfaction with their complex at the City of Palms Park in downtown Fort Myers and started meeting with officials in Sarasota. We all know the result: Lee County built them the magnificent $80 million JetBlue Park at Fenway South and the City of Palms Park now sits idle. And not to ignore the Minnesota Twins, the county now is spending about $40 million to modernize Hammond Stadium and to build ancillary facilities for the Twins at the Lee County Sports Complex. These examples show the economic importance that government affixes to baseball spring training. We recall these past and present events in light of a an article we read this past week about the new Cubs Park in Mesa, Arizona, that will open soon for the 2014 spring training season. And plying Naples against Mesa, the Cubs sure got what they wanted and perhaps more, Cubs Park has a 15,000 seating capacity, the largest spring training facility in both Arizona and Florida. The cost was $84 million plus an additional $22 million for infrastructure and to convert part of the 146-acre site into a year-round multiuse recreational park. A portion of the tract will be home to a 175-room hotel and conference center. And it is the only spring training complex with a well-stocked lake where fans can pursue both baseball and fishing. You can be assured that as other major League baseball teams jockey for new spring training facilities they will point to the new Cubs Park. The 15-team Florida Spring Training Grapefruit League continues to play a major role in drawing tens of thousands of visitors to the state each February and March. But the recruiting wars between Florida and Arizona have resulted in six teams departing Florida for Arizona since 1998. The biggest departure was the loss of the Los Angeles Dodgers that had been in Vero Beach for half a century. And now all 15 teams there are within an hours drive in the Phoenix area a decided advantage when it comes to team travel. JetBlue Park and the soon-to-be-refurbished Hammond Stadium here are certainly first rate facilities. And hopefully the county someday soon can attract a new tenant for the City of Palms Park. Until that occurs, the promises and perks involved in luring a team to a new location will continue. Two Weekend Shootout Wins for Everblades The Florida Everblades won two straight shootouts last weekend at Germain Arena thanks to the addition of forward Sean Dolan who was sent down to the Everblades from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League. Dolan was assigned to the Everblades on rehabilitation for a wrist injury and scored two goals last Saturday in the 5-4 victory over the Greenville Road Warriors. The local hockey team also recorded a 5-4 shootout win over Greenville the night before. Florida is home for three games this week, Tuesday against Orlando and tonight, Friday, and tomorrow night against Gwinnett. The Everblades started the week with a season record of 24-15-1-2 for 51 points. They trailed first-place South Carolina by 10 points in the ECHL South Division. Night For Life To Benefit Organ Transplant RecipientsOn Monday, February 24, from 5 to 9 p.m., the annual fundraiser, Night for Life, will be held at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre in Fort Myers. The event is sponsored by the Organ Transplant Recipients of Southwest Florida Inc., to benefit local organ transplant patients and those on the transplant waiting list. Entertainment this year includes Broadway Palms Les Miserables performers and the Del Prados. Tickets are $35 general seating and $50 for VIP seating and include a buffet dinner, entertainment and the silent and Chinese auctions. Guests can bid on original art, jewelry, golf packages, boat trips, vacations, dinners, services and gifts. Auctions begin at 5 p.m., the buffet dinner will be at 5:30 p.m. Table sponsorships are available. A $10 ticket may also be purchased, which includes the entertainment and auctions only. Proceeds from the event benefit the Fletcher Trust Fund, which was established in 2004 to assist transplant recipients and those who are waiting for transplants in Southwest Florida. An average of 18 people die each day in the U.S. due to a lack of available organs and tissue donors. For tickets and information call 440-223-2662 or 768-1814. To become a sponsor, call 768-1814. for tickets, call 440-223-2662. For more information about this nonprofit organization, email swmson@embarqmail.com. Visit the website at www. organsupport.org or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/OrganTransplant-Recipients-of-SW-Florida-Inc/456165927762457.


THE RIVER FEBRUARY 7, 201422 Top 10 Real Estate SalesCourtesy of Royal Shell Real Estate Development City Year BuiltSquare FootageListing Price Selling Price Days on Market Spring Ridge Bonita Springs2000 7,058 $3,999,000 $3,300,000 192 Bonita Beach Bonita Springs1995 4,330 $2,998,000 $2,640,000 730 Serata Naples 2010 3,359 $1,550,000 $1,500,000 1466 Quail West Naples 2013 3,239 $1,207,725 $1,125,725 213 Creekside Bonita Springs1992 4,343 $995,000 $955,000 184 Siesta Isles Fort Myers Beach2001 2,934 $895,000 $800,000 52 Summerfield Bonita Springs2000 2,537 $825,000 $785,000 10 Castaway Estates Sanibel 1988 1,787 $749,000 $703,000 828 Fiddlesticks Country Club Fort Myers 1991 3,769 $699,000 $689,000 0 Harborage Fort Myers 1998 3,462 $679,000 $679,000 160 Financial FocusValentines Day, Financial Gifts Can Be Sweetby Jennifer BaseyValentines Day is almost here. This year, instead of sticking with flowers or chocolates for your valentine, why not give a gift with a future? Specifically, consider making a meaningful financial gift. However, a meaningful gift doesnt gain its meaning from its size, but rather its impact. What types of financial gifts can have the greatest effect on the life of your loved one? Here are a few possibilities: Charitable gifts Your valentine may well support the work of a variety of charitable organizations. Why not give to one of them, in the name of your loved one? Not only will you be helping a group that does good work, but you may also be able to receive a tax deduction for your contribution, assuming the organization qualifies for tax-exempt status. And if you give financial assets, such as appreciated stocks, you may also be able to avoid paying capital gains taxes on the donated shares. IRA contributions Many people dont contribute the maximum annual amount to their IRA (which, in 2014, is $5,500, or $6,500 if youre 50 or older). While you cant directly contribute to your valentines IRA, you can certainly write him or her a check for that purpose. Gifts of stock Like everyone else, your sweetheart uses a variety of products and he or she might enjoy being an owner of the companies that produce these goods. You can help make that happen through gifts of stock in these businesses. A financial advisor can help you through the straightforward process of buying stock and transferring it to another person. Debt payment Consider volunteering to pay your valentines car payment, or credit card payment, for a month, and then encouraging him or her to put the savings to work in an investment. The fewer debts we have, the more we have to invest for our future. Life and disability insurance Quite frankly, life insurance and disability insurance do not sound like the most romantic of Valentines Day presents. And yet, if your valentine is also your spouse, your purchase of life and disability insurance may actually be one of the most thoughtful gifts you can give. Of course, your employer may offer some life and disability insurance as employee benefits, but this coverage may be insufficient for your needs. After all, if something were to happen to you, your insurance may need to provide enough income to pay off your mortgage, send your children to college and perhaps even help pay for your spouses retirement. As for disability insurance, many employers plans are quite limited in what they provide, so you may need to supplement this coverage with a separate policy. And the possibility of incurring a disability, even for a short time, may be greater than you think. In fact, a 20-yearold worker has a three-in-10 chance of becoming disabled before reaching retirement age, according to the Social Security Administration. As you can see, you can choose from a range of financial gifts to brighten Valentines Day for your loved one. So, consider the ones that make the most sense for your valentine and start wrapping them up, so to speak. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jennifer.basey@edwardjones.com. Goodwill Receives Grant Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida recently received a $7,500 grant from the Bank of America Foundation. The grant will be utilized to support four food banks located at neighborhood resource centers operated by Goodwill as well as wraparound services provided at the Goodwill Job-Link Resource Center on Palm Beach Boulevard. Lee County Neighborhood Resource Centers combine the efforts of Goodwill, Lee County Human Services and neighborhood leaders to find solutions to issues that exist in their neighborhoods. Access to nutritious food is of critical importance in these neighborhoods, where nearly 100 percent of the children are eligible for free or reduced-price breakfast and lunch during the school year. This grant will allow us to provide services on two fronts, said Goodwill Vice President of Community Support Services Fred Richards. First, it will help fund our food banks at neighborhood pantries in Pine Manor, Page Park, Suncoast Estates and Charleston Park. Second, because access to free food is just a temporary solution to self-sufficiency, the grant will also help support longer-term community education initiatives at our Job-Link center, which in turn will provide future financial stability for individuals in need. Mary Aguirre, consumer market manager with Bank of America, presented the award check to Richards, alongside Shari Clark, Goodwills resident coordinator at Pine Manor, and Jose Laureano of the Pine Manor Improvement Association board of directors. Goodwill was able to help more than 37,000 Southwest Floridians with disabilities and barriers to independence in 2013. Bank of America focuses its philanthropic support on hunger, jobs and housing, said Gerri Moll, Fort Myers/Naples president for Bank of America. We value the work Goodwill is doing and are committed to helping address issues critical to strengthening our community. For more information about Goodwill, visit www.goodwillswfl.org. From left, Fred Richards, Shari Clark, Mary Aguirre and Jose Laureano Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


23 THE RIVER FEBRUARY 7, 2014 deaRPharmacistCold And Flu Season Isnt Over, Protect Yourself by Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: Everyone in my family gets sick. What can I do to help myself? KB, San Antonio, Texas Knowing if you have the flu versus the common cold is helpful. The flu comes on fast and furious, presenting itself with a high fever (often above 101 degrees), chills, joint pain, body aches and sheer misery head to toe. The influenza virus causes the flu, whereas the common cold can be caused by any one of 200 viruses. Symptoms of the common cold are above the neck and much wetter than the flu, so theres more mucus, as in runny nose, congestion, watery eyes and sneezing. Do you realize that your nose and throat are the two main entry points for 90 percent of germs? You can either flush them out with a neti pot, or you can try a product that coats the pathways into the body. With a new product on the market shown in lab tests to keep the bugs from dividing, you can literally spray cold and flu germs in your nose and throat. Its called FluNada, and its a new, over-the-counter natural remedy that contains a homeopathic blend of mint, wintergreen, eucalyptus and elderberry. Spray it in your mouth, and nasal passages, right where the bugs try to enter your body. FluNada (sold nationwide) was tested by two independent labs and found to be 99.9 percent effective against multiple cold and flu strains, including swine, bird and seasonal. I believe in this product so much, I became their pharmacy consultant! You think about the flu during the wintertime, however, Id like you to think about it year-round so that you can make bigger health investments every day of the year. For example, a health investment would include juicing each day, exercising, eliminating refined foods and sweets and sleeping more. These put deposits into your immune system so that you can withdraw the benefit of natural killer cells that fight pathogens for you. Stress contributes to colds and flu by weakening your immune system. I know I know, youre obligated to certain events, parties, business meetings and travel, but maybe you can say no to some things, especially if youre weak and your health is at stake. The flu causes approximately 200,000 hospitalizations annually in the United States and about 36,000 deaths from complications such as pneumonia. Since Im in your brain right now, I hear you asking me about the flu shot, and if it works. You can get the flu shot if you choose to, that is between you and your practitioner. Most think its a first line of defense. Why not add other layers of defense by considering probiotics, the fundamental immune supplement as far as Im concerned. Aged garlic, CoQ10, and Vitamin D and maitake mushroom are popular antioxidants known to support immunity. Finally, if you can ditch the soda and drink more green tea or tulsi tea, you will catapult your body into a much higher state of health. 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. From page 17Irish Comedyalso went on to have successful runs Off Broadway at the Atlantic Theater Company and on Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theater in 1998, winning that years Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play, Drama League Award for Best Play and Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Broadway Play. Written when the playwright was 27, The Beauty Queen of Leenane was Martin McDonaghs breakout hit. He went on to write A Skull in Connemara (1997), The Lonesome West (1997), The Cripple of Inishmaan (1997), The Lieutenant of Inishmore (2001), The Pillowman (2003) and I (2010) as well as the films In Bruges (2008) and Seven Psychopaths (2012). He won an Academy Award for the short Six Shooter, a British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award for In Bruges and Laurence Olivier Awards for The Lieutenant of Inishmore and The Pillowman. Derry Woodhouse is a native of Limerick, Ireland and has enjoyed performing on both sides of the Atlantic. He has performed extensively in the Boston area. Recent productions include Travesities with the Public Theatre, Stones In His Pockets with Tir Na Theatre, Women On The Verge Of HRT with the Sugan Theatre. Other roles with the Sugan include Jimmy Kelly in Molly Maguire, Pato in The Beauty Queen Of Leenane, Freedom Of The City, The Lepers Of Baile Baiste, Famine and The Blowin Of Baile Gaile. Other regional credits include Molly Sweeney, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Ballast, The Winters Tale, The Philadelphia Story, Our Town, The Clearing, The Family Of Maan and The Illusion. Last year, Derry performed in Spain and Belgium with Colin. Derry is a graduate of the Gaiety School Of Acting in Dublin, Ireland. Finishing out Theatre Conspiracys 2013-14 season will be The Whale by Samuel D. Hunter, playing March 14 to 29. Morbidly obese Charlie has confined himself to his small Idaho apartment and is eating himself to oblivion. With his health quickly failing, Charlie becomes desperate to reconnect with Ellie, his estranged and angry teenage daughter whom he has not seen in 17 years. He would give her anything: his love, his money maybe even his life. 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 have observed recently that older retired couples (just like us) are becoming extremely sensitive and seem to have their feelings hurt, when nothing in a remark was intended to hurt. Long-time friendships can be destroyed at a time when friendships are to be cherished. I know I fall into this category sometimes and what can I do to save myself from being hurt? Naomi Dear Naomi, Many inactive seniors have too much time to sit around and think about what people said and how they were treated. Other people have just always had sensitive personalities and are becoming more like themselves. Some people who were very successful are bored and grocery shopping and mall walking is such a contrast to their former station in life. I am not a psychologist, but what you have observed is very real. Pryce has had a great deal of experience dealing with this and similar senior problems; she will be able to help you. Lizzie Dear Naomi, I like the way you ask your questions... What can I do? Because it is up to you and totally within your control if you get hurt by others or not. You can not be hurt by others if you do not allow their comments to hurt you. Most times, your friends do not intend to hurt you, so let their comments go. Those other friends who consistently make hurtful comments, well, just avoid seeing them whenever possible. And, bless their paths and make sure your paths dont cross much, if at all. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. Komen Brunch Is Now Open To All SurvivorsFor the first time, Susan G. Komen Southwest Florida has opened the annual survivors brunch to all breast cancer survivors, regardless of whether or not they have registered for the Race For The Cure. The brunch will take place on Saturday, February 22 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Vi at Bentley Village in Naples. Breast cancer survivors attend for free, and the cost is $25 per guest. The event includes a brunch provided by Vi at Bentley Village, plus door prizes, goody bags and raffle items donated by Dunkins Diamonds. This annual event celebrates all breast cancer survivors and the co-survivors in their lives, said Charlie Myrick, executive director. While guests are encouraged to sign up to walk or run in the Race For The Cure on March 8, we did not want to make that a requirement to attend the survivors brunch. Also new this year, for those breast cancer survivors who will be walking or running in the race, the money received for the following purchased items will be credited to their individual or team account: Sales of the $25 guest tickets to the survivors brunch on February 22 Sales of the $10 pink luminaries for the races Pink Out Party the night before race Sales of the $25 tulip signs, which will be on display at the Race For The Cure Our goal is to provide additional ways for the community to support our local breast cancer survivors and help build up their race accounts, said Tish Sheesley, mission events director. For more information, or to register for the survivors brunch or the Race For The Cure, call 498-0016 or visit www. Komenswfl.org. Long-time Susan G. Komen volunteer and breast cancer survivor Mariann MacDonald (right) and her daughter Megan at last years survivors brunch


THE RIVER FEBRUARY 7, 201424 Goodwill Opportunity Center OpensGoodwill Industries of Southwest Florida has completed its move into its new 125,000-square-foot headquarters, the Goodwill Opportunity Center. The building is located at 5100 Tice Street in Fort Myers. We wanted to select a name for our building that reflected Goodwills mission, explained Goodwill Director of Public Relations Kirsten ODonnell. Goodwill has been providing Southwest Floridians with opportunities to achieve independence for more than four decades. The name Opportunity Center was the logical choice. For most of the agencys 47 years in Southwest Florida, Goodwill operated out of a 30,000-square-foot facility in North Fort Myers. However, a move to a larger facility became necessary as Goodwills mission services grew exponentially during the recession. The move away from North Fort Myers was bittersweet for the agency and its employees. Our history began in North Fort Myers and has grown steadily over the years into an agency that now employs over 850 people, and in 2013 provided services to over 37,000 people in the five counties we serve, explained Tom Feurig, President/CEO of Goodwill. As we look towards the future, and to continue our growth, Goodwill required additional space to accommodate and develop additional programs and services for our clients. The new Goodwill Opportunity Center houses the nonprofit agencys administrative, retail, transportation and operations offices as well as Goodwills Community Support Services department. The facility also is home to the Goodwill LIFE Academy, a charter school for middle and high school students with intellectual disabilities; the Goodwill Outlet Center, a retail store offering gently-used items by the pound; and Goodwill Services including Goodwill Secure Shred, Goodwill SWFL Vending, and janitorial/floor care services. We are excited to move into our new facility, added Feurig. Through this relocation, Goodwill will be able to expand upon its mission of helping people to become as independent as possible. The Goodwill Opportunity Center will impact thousands of individuals and provide with what is a valued service: the opportunity to be independent. Within the month, the agency will complete the launch of a new mission initiative to also be located at the new building. The Pathways To Opportunity program will provide transitional adult training, supported employment, and supported living services for adults with disabilities. Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc. is committed to serving people with disabilities and disadvantages by providing life-changing opportunities to achieve independences. Supported programs and services include Goodwill JobLink Centers, neighborhood outreach, disability accessible housing, the Goodwill SWFL MicroEnterprise Institute and the Goodwill LIFE Academy charter school. For more information, visit www.goodwillswfl.org. Ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new Goodwill Opportunity Center in Fort Myers Goodwill Opportunity Centers front entrance ISLAND INSURANCE SERVICE Kathleen Papaleo President Susan Barnes Personal Lines 703 Tarpon Bay Rd, Sanibel, FL (239) 472-3022 Have an insurance question? Call our office today for a new Auto quote. Trish Barbone Agent Mark OBrien Owner/Agent We are HERE for all your insurance needs Call our office today for a new Auto quote. ISLAND INSURANCE SERVICE UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP Located across the street from Gulf Harbour 15065 McGregor Blvd, Ste 104, Fort Myers Online: www.NaumannLawPA.com www.RealtyClosings.com Crowd gathered in front of the Goodwill LIFE Academy Email your editorial copy to: press@riverweekly.com


My Stars FOR WEEK OF FEBRUARY 10, 2014ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Doing something nice for others is typical of the generous Arian. But be prepared for some jealous types who might try to question one of your more recent acts of kindness. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Youre eager to take on new responsibilities. But before you do, you might want to check out exactly what would be required of you so that you dont face any surprises later. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) It might be best to put off an important decision until a fluctuating situation becomes more stable. Recently received news could help resolve a long-standing family matter. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) If you still have a problem getting that information gap closed, you might consider asking a higher authority to resolve the matter, leaving you free to move on to another project. LEO (July 23 to August 22) A family matter needs to be dealt with at the start of the week. Once its resolved, the Big Cat can devote more attention to that new opportunity that seems to hold so much potential. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Pay attention to those niggling doubts. They could be warning you not to make any major decisions until youve checked them out -especially where money matters might be involved. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A business venture might need more of your attention than you are able to provide. Consider asking a trusted friend or family member to help you work through this time crunch. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A more-positive aspect helps you get a clearer focus on how to handle your time so that you can deal with several responsibilities that are just now showing up on your schedule. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A very close friend (you know who that is!) has advice that could help you work through a confusing situation. So put your pride aside and ask for it. Youll be glad you did. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) A workplace situation could turn a bit tense. The best way to handle it is to confront it and deal with it openly. Doing so can help reveal the underlying reasons for the problem. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A colleagues remarks appear to be especially cutting. But dont waste your time or your energy trying to deal with the situation. You have more important things to do. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Support for your work comes as a surprise from someone you thought was critical or, at least, indifferent. Your spouse or partner has big plans for the weekend. BORN THIS WEEK: Your spiritual strength often acts as an inspiration to help others make decisions about their lives. On Feb. 11, 1858, Marie-Bernarde Soubirous, a 14-year-old French peasant girl, claims to have seen the Virgin Mary. The apparitions occurred in a grotto of a rock promontory near Lourdes, France. Today millions of people travel to Lourdes every year to visit the grotto, whose waters supposedly have curative powers. On Feb. 12, 1912, Hsian-Tung, the last emperor of China, is forced to abdicate. A provisional government was established in his place, ending 267 years of Manchu rule in China and 2,000 years of imperial rule. The former emperor was only 6 years old. On Feb. 16, 1923 in Thebes, Egypt, English archaeologist Howard Carter enters the sealed burial chamber of the ancient Egyptian ruler King Tutankhamen. The chamber was virtually intact, with its treasures and the perfectly preserved mummy of King Tut untouched after more than 3,000 years. On Feb. 13, 1945, the most controversial episode in the Allied air war against Germany begins as hundreds of British bombers descend on Dresden, Germany. With two days, the city was a smoldering ruin. Dresden had been regarded as one the worlds most beautiful cities for its architecture and museums. On Feb. 15, 1950, Walt Disneys animated feature Cinderella opens in theaters. Disneys full-length animated feature films began in 1937 with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Disney had risked $1.5 million of his own money on the venture. On Feb. 14, 1962, President John F. Kennedy authorizes U.S. military advisers in Vietnam to return fire if fired upon. Kennedy was acknowledging that U.S. forces were involved in the fighting, but he wished to downplay any appearance of increased American involvement in the war. On Feb. 10, 1996, after three hours, world chess champion Gary Kasparov loses the first game of a six-game match against Deep Blue, an IBM computer capable of evaluating 200 million moves per second. Kasparov was ultimately victorious and bested Deep Blue with three wins and two ties and took home the $400,000 prize. It was famed cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead who made the following sage observation: One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you dont come home at night. If youre like the average American, you will eat about 150 bananas this year -26 pounds worth. Up until the 1500s, the accepted way of dealing with a patient who was hemorrhaging was to cauterize the wound, often with boiling oil or red-hot irons. It was in the latter part of the 16th century that a French surgeon named Ambroise Pare began tying off the broken blood vessels with cord. Thats pretty much what surgeons do today. Its been estimated that a million pigeons live in New York City. When pop star Christina Aguilera is on tour, she insists on having a police escort. She hates to be stuck in traffic. Next time youre heading to Illinois, you can stop off in Metropolis and visit the selfdeclared birthplace of Superman. In honor of their hometown superhero, the citizens erected a 15-foot bronze statue of him on Main Street. It was Abraham Lincoln who signed into law the legislation that created the Secret Service. That very night, he was assassinated. Those who study such things say that on the 13th of every month, triskaidekaphobia causes a loss of $83 million to American business due to absenteeism from work and other disruptions. In the United States, more babies are born on Oct. 5 than on any other day of the year. If you do the math, youll find that New Years Eve is 9 months and 5 days before that. Show me a hero, and I will write you a tragedy. -F. Scott Fitzgerald THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY PUZZLE ANSWERS 1. LANGUAGE: What does the verb bibble mean? 2. FAMOUS QUOTES: Who once said, Humor is just another defense against the universe. 3. MOVIES: Which Charlton Heston movie used more than 1 million props? 4. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: About how long is the Iditarod Trail sled dog race? 5. AD SLOGANS: What advertiser urged consumers to Say it with flowers? 6. ANATOMY: Of the 206 bones in the adult body, about one-fourth are located where? 7. LITERATURE: Which book written by Charles Dickens features a young boy named Pip? 8. MUSIC: What was Paul Simons first solo to hit the Top 10? 9. MYTHOLOGY: Who was Hippolyta in Greek mythology? 10. FOOD & DRINK: What kind of fruit is the liqueur Chambord made from? TRIVIA TEST 1. To drink often or much 2. Mel Brooks 3. Ben-Hur 4. More than 1,000 miles 5. FTD 6. In the feet 7. Great Expectations 8. Mother and Child Reunion 9. Queen of the Amazons 10. Raspberry. ANSWERSDID YOU KNOW25 THE RIVER FEBRUARY 7, 2014 SPORTS QUIZ 1. In 2012, Miguel Cabrera became the first Tiger to have five consecutive years of 30 or more home runs. Which two Detroit players had four such seasons? 2. True or false: Hall of Fame shortstop Honus Wagner also was a major-league manager. 3. What was the first college football bowl game to feature teams ranked No. 1 and No. 2? 4. When was the last time before 2013 that the New York Knicks won an NBA playoff series? 5. Of the top five NHL players in career short-handed goals, four are members of the Hockey Hall of Fame. Who is not? 6. In 2013, Sebastian Vettel became the first driver in Formula One history to have nine successive victories in one year. Who held the old mark? 7. Entering 2014, who was the last American male to win a Grand Slam singles title? ANSWERS 1. Hank Greenberg and Cecil Fielder. 2. True. He was 1-4 in ve games for Pittsburgh in 1917. 3. In the 1962 season, No. 1 Southern Cal faced No. 2 Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl. 4. It was 2000. 5. Butch Goring, who is fth on the list with 40 short-handed goals. 6. Michael Schumacher won seven consecutive races in 2004. 7. Andy Roddick won the U.S. Open in 2003.


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CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON 29 THE RIVER FEBRUARY 7, 2014 HELP WANTEDHELP 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.RS 2/7 CC 2/7 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 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 EVENT SETUP PERSONEvent Setup Person needed Year Round. Maintenance Experience a Plus. Call SCA at 472-2155, Monday Friday, 9 am 3pm.NS 2/7 CC 2/14 HELP WANTEDVOLUNTEERS NEEDEDVolunteers needed for the After School Program which runs Mon.-Th, 2:30 3:15 pm call Linda Reynolds 472-1617 RS 1/4 NC TFN 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 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 472-1613NS 1/24 CC TFN 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 FICTITIOUS NAMEFICTITIOUS NAMENOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under The ctitious name of Legacy Tours, located in Lee County, Florida, with an address of 5746 Pine Tree Drive, Sanibel, FL 33957 has registered said name with The Division of Corporations of the Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated the 31st day of January 2014.NS 2/7 CC 2/7 WANTED TO BUYCASH PAID FOR MILITARY ITEMSCash Paid For Old Military Items. Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets, old guns, awards & more. Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280 RS 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 SALEPALM TREESCD Johnson Company palm trees, 25 varieties Great selection. Can Dig & Deliver. Call Chriss 239-898-2518. Techman@embarqmail.comNS 1/17 CC 2/7 JEWELRY, ART & UNIQUITIES2431 Periwinkle Way www.SanibelSeaLifeGallery.com RS 2/7 CC TFN BUY SELL TRADE FOUNDPrescription sunglasses found in parking lot of Limetree Center on Wednesday, February 27. Claim at Island Sun newspaper, suite 2 in Limetree Center, or call 395-1213.NS 3/8 NC TFN LOST AND FOUND BOATS CANOES KAYAKSDOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800RS 1/4 NC TFN AUTO FOR SALE1989 MERCEDES 300 SE 4 dr., 151,000 miles GREAT CONDITION, extensive options. great Island car CALL MARK 239-850-4337RS 2/7 CC 2/7 HELP WANTEDTWO POSITIONS AVAILABLETwo Positions Available at physical therapy clinic on Periwinkle Way. Experienced medical/therapy biller needed 6-12 hrs per wk, exible times (late afternoons preferred) willing to work complex cases. Energetic and friendly of ce assistant/ therapy tech required 30-40 hrs per wk Mon-Fri during season, and 12-20 hrs per week off season. Of ce experience, Microsoft Of ce pro ciency, excellent multitasking and communication skills required. Cover letter and resume to Rachel@islandtherapycenter.com, or bring to 2242 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, SanibelNS 2/7 CC 2/21 SERVER NEEDEDFor Dinner Shift, Sanibel Cafe. 239-472-5323, or come see us: 2007 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel.NS 2/7 CC 2/7 CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION HUGH MOVING SALEWed. Feb 12 & Thurs. Feb. 13 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 991 Whelk off Lingren in Shell Harbor Lots of Everything!NS 2/7 CC 2/7 MULTI FAMILY YARD SALEFebuary 8 & 9, 2014. 8 a.m. to 4p.m. Tile saw, ceramic stove top, furniture, craft items, household items and more. 7123 Emily Drive in Fort MyersNS 2/7 CC 2/7 MULTI FAMILY YARD SALE9421 Moonlight Drive, 9 AM, Saturday, February 8. Please No Early Birds One Day Only Everything Must Go! Furniture, appliances, home decor, and much more! Come and see!NS 2/7 CC 2/7 BIG MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE SALEGreat furniture, lamps, rugs, home decor, artwork, books, etc. SATURDAY, FEB. 8, @ 5881 SANIBELCAPTIVA RD., 9 AM 2 PMNS 2/7 CC 2/7 GARAGE SALESaturday, February 8, 8 am to 12 noon, 1252 Sand Castle Road, The Dunes, Sanibel. Kitchen items, glassware, decor items. Pictures, childrens toys, microwave, coffee pot. Lots of miscellaneous.NS 2/7 CC 2/7


If you would like your club/organization listed in The River Calling Card, phone 415-7732Emergency .........................................................................................911 Lee County Sheriffs Of ce ........................................................477-1200 Florida Marine Patrol ................................................................332-6966 Florida Highway Patrol ..............................................................278-7100 Poison Control ................................................................1-800-282-3171HealthPark Medical Center .......................................1-800-936-5321Ft. Myers Chamber of Commerce .............................................332-3624 Foundation for Quality Childcare ..............................................425-2685 Ft. Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce ..................................454-7500 Fort Myers Beach Library .........................................................463-9691 Lakes Regional Library ............................................................533-4000 Lee County Chamber of Commerce ..........................................931-0931 Post Of ce .....................................................................1-800-275-8777 Visitor & Convention Bureau .....................................................338-3500 ARTS Alliance for the Arts ..................................................................939-2787 Art of the Olympians Museum & Gallery ...................................332-5055 Arts For ACT Gallery & Studio ..................................................337-5050 Art League Of Fort Myers .........................................................275-3970 Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall ......................................481-4849 BIG ARTS ................................................................................395-0900 Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre ............................................... 278-4422 Cultural Park Theatre ................................................................772-5862 Edison Festival of Light .............................................................334-2999 Florida Repertory Theatre at the Arcade ..................................332-4488 Florida West Arts ......................................................................948-4427 Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers.......................................472-0168 Gulf Coast Symphony ...............................................................489-1800 Harmony Chorus, Charles Sutter, Pres .....................................481-8059 Naples Philharmonic ...........................................................239-5971111 The Schoolhouse Theater .........................................................472-6862 S.W. Florida Symphony .............................................................418-0996 Theatre Conspiracy ..................................................................936-3239 Young Artists Awards ................................................................574-9321CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONSAngel Flight ................................................................1-877-4AN-ANGEL Animal Refuge Center ...............................................................731-3535 American Business Women Association ...................................357-6755 Audubon of SWFL .....................................................................339-8046 Audubon Society .......................................................................472-3156 Caloosahatchee Chapter DAR ..................................................482-1366 Caloosahatchee Folk Society ...................................................321-4620 Cape Chorale Barbershop Chorus .................................1-855-425-3631 Cape Coral Stamp Club ............................................................542-9153 duPont Company Retirees .......................................................454-1083 Edison Porcelain Artists ............................................................415-2484 Ft Myers UDC Chapter 2614 (United Daughters of the Confederacy ..................................728-3743 Friendship Force Of SW FL ......................................................561-9164 The Horticulture and Tea Society .............................................472-8334 Horticultural Society .................................................................472-6940 Lee County Genealogical Society .............................................549-9625 Lee Trust for Historic Preservation ...........................................939-7278 NARFE(National Active & Retired Federal Employees .............482-6713 Navy Seabees Veterans of America ..........................................731-1901 Paradise Iowa Club of SWFL ....................................................667-1354 Sons of Confederate Veterans ..................................................332-2408 Southwest Florida Fencing Academy ........................................939-1338 Southwest Florida Music Association ........................................561-2118 Kiwanis Clubs: Fort Myers Beach.................................................765-4254 or 454-8090 Fort Myers Edison .....................................................................694-1056 Fort Myers South ......................................................................691-1405 Gateway to the Islands..............................................................415-3100 Iona-McGregor..........................................................................482-0869Lions Clubs:Fort Myers Beach......................................................................463-9738 Fort Myers High Noon ...............................................................466-4228 Estero/South Fort Myers ...........................................................898-1921 Notre Dame Club of Lee County .............................................. 768-0417 POLO Club of Lee County.........................................................477-4906 Rotary Club of Fort Myers .........................................................332-8158 Sanibel-Captiva Orchid Society ................................................472-6940 United Way of Lee County ........................................................433-2000 United Way 211 Helpline (24 hour) .................................211 or 433-3900AREA ATTRACTIONSBailey-Matthews Shell Museum ................................................395-2233 Burroughs Home ......................................................................337-9505 Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium ........................................275-3435 Edison & Ford Winter Estates ...................................................334-3614 Fort Myers Skate Park ..............................................................321-7558 Imaginarium Hands-On Museum & Aquarium ............................321-7420 JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge ................................472-1100 Koreshan State Historic Site ..............................................239-992-0311 Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center .......................765-8101 Skatium ......................................................................................321-7510 Southwest Florida Historical Society ........................................939-4044 Southwest Florida Museum of History ......................................321-7430 True Tours .................................................................................945-0405 Pets Of The Week SUDOKUTo play Sudoku: Complete the grid so that every row, column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 through 9 (the same number cannot appear more than once in a row, column or 3x3 box.) There is no guessing and no math involved, just logic.answer on page 27 THE RIVER FEBRUARY 7, 201430 My name is Zeke and I am a fouryear-old tan, male redbone coonhound If you are missing that special someone in your life, it could be me. I have all the qualities you would look for in a family member. I am a good-natured, even-tempered and calm boy. A faithful companion is what I am destined to be and I could be yours. Adoption fee: $75 (plus being entered to win a $100 gift certificate from Angelinas Ristorante). My name is Cinder and I am a domestic short hair female black tabby, age seven. Im an outgoing and friendly little feline. In fact Ive never met anyone I didnt like. Im one of those glass is half full type of girls who sees the positive side of everything. If you adopt me I could have that effect on you too. Adoption fee: $50 (including entry to win a $100 gift certificate from Angelinas Ristorante). For information about this weeks pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at www. LeeLostPets.com. When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office, off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, rabies vaccination and county license if three months or older, flea treatment, worming, heartworm test for dogs six months and over, feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, training DVD, 10-day health guarantee, and a bag of Science Diet pet food. The adoption package is valued at $500. Cinder ID# 580643 Zeke ID# 576471 photos by squaredogphoto.com


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