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FREETake Me Home VOL. 13, NO. 38 SEPTEMBER 26, 2014From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Craft Beer Fest Comes To Marina The Marina at Edison Ford announces the inaugural Fort Myers Craft Beer Fest on Saturday, October 4. The one-day festival will feature more than 75 craft beers from around the world and live musical performances. Kick off will begin at noon with entertainment by Wilder Sons until 2:30 p.m., followed by Little Eddie and the Fat Fingers from 3 to 6 p.m., and Deb and the Dynamics from 6 to 9 p.m. There is no charge to attend the event. Single craft beer tastings will be available for $5, with all you can taste wristbands selling for $30 in advance and $35 on the day of the event. Advance wristbands can be purchased at The Marina at Edison Ford through October 3. The Pure Fort Myers grand opening festivities will also be on-site that day, featuring food from Texas Tonys, a visit with members of the professional hockey team the Florida Everblades team and cheerleaders, as well as a special appearance by Swampy, their mascot. River excursions will be running at 9 and 10:30 a.m., 12:30, 2:30, 4:30 and a sunset cruise at 6 p.m. The Marina at Edison Ford is located at 2360 West First Street in downtown Fort Myers. For more information, call 431-5504 or visit www.marinaedisonford.com. ZombiCon Tickets Available SoonGet your advance sale of an all access ticket to the long anticipated ZombiCon 8, being held in downtown Fort Myers on Saturday, October 18. Advance tickets will be available on October 3 for $10 each. This provides entrance to ZombiCon and into the themed feature area called The Swamp. With your advance ticket purchase, you get immediate access and no waiting in line through a specific preticket entrance. Tickets may be purchased on October 3 at the following locations: Tincture Gallery, located at 1412 Dean Street, Suite 100, downtown Fort Myers Halloween Megastore, located at 5120 S. Cleveland Avenue in Fort Myerscontinued on page 16 Art Walk Features Opening Reception At Arts For ACT GalleryJoin Arts for ACT Gallery, located at 2265 First Street in downtown Fort Myers, on Friday, October 3 from 6 to 10 p.m. for the opening reception and Art Walk for Octobers featured artists, Disparate Forces by artist Danielle Branchaud and the photography of Sandra Yeyati. There is also a book signing with Marianne Cushing for Mahalas Lane. This exhibit continues through November 3. The main gallery features Disparate Forces, an exhibition of selected works by Branchaud for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Disparate Forces will try to convey Branchauds work as contrasting forces within or without a person that affects the progress of our lives. Most of the artwork features the emotional and subconscious translation of such forces, be it violent and unbalanced or hopeful and uplifting. Regardless of where such reactions fall on the emotional spectrum, each is essential to the development of the human spirit. continued on page 16 Hope by Sandra Yeyati Community Foundation New Exhibit To Open Fall SeasonThe Southwest Florida Community Foundation welcomes the fall season with a new 2014-15 Art & Community exhibition series featuring work from the Florida Artists Group and the Art Council of Southwest Florida. The new exhibit includes varying mediums of art such as watercolors, acrylics, mixed media and fused glass from artists Honey Costa, Muffy Clark Gill, Pam Brodersen, Cheryl Fausel and more. The exhibit will run through October 29 and is available for public viewing hours Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. To schedule a tour, call Kim Williams at the SWFLCF office at 274-5900.continued on page 18 Cash Only At Bonita Bills by Pam Brodersen


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 26, 20142 Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now: Railroad Extension Goes Nowhereby Gerri Reaves, PhDOne hundred and thirteen years ago, bringing the railroad to Fort Myers was a steady preoccupation for town boosters. The commercial and practical advantages of railway service at the turn of the 20th century were obvious. It would boost tourism and facilitate the importing and exporting of products, which had to be transported by water or over rough roads. Everyone from citrus growers, fishing guides, and hoteliers to merchants, tourists, and business travelers would benefit from rail service. Enter John M. Roach and Millard B. Herely of Chicago, who came to Fort Myers to investigate the feasibility of building a 150mile railroad to the states east coast. Roach was president of the Chicago Traction Company and Herely the traffic manager. On September 19, 1901, the front page of the Fort Myers Press announced the proposal: a company had been formed to construct a railroad from Punta Rassa to Ft. Pierce on the East Coast Railway, about sixty miles north of Palm Beach. (Later, Stuart was mentioned as a possible end point.) At some point during that September, this historic photo was taken in an unknown location. Engineer George T. Donohue was part of the Roach-Herely team. About 60 years after his trip to Fort Myers, he sent this photo to Nathan G. Stout as a reminder of the groups visit. In 1901, Stout was the proprietor of the Press and a strong supporter of the project. Notably, the project did not require land donations, as did some other Florida rail projects. Roach and Herely wanted land to remain in private hands while the project focused on developing it. P. John Hart was in charge of the companys affairs locally, and Herely was secretary and treasurer of the newly formed Southern Florida & Gulf Coast Railway Company. Walter G. Langford also took charge locally when Herely had to return to Chicago for business reasons. By September 19, the notice of incorporation was published, and procedures to secure a charter from Floridas Secretary of State were underway, the article read. Project momentum increased after that, but in fact, the plan had been in the works for several months. To give him credit, Herely did his homework. Wanting to see the terrain at its worst, he had traveled by wagon from Fort Myers to Fort Pierce during the previous summer, a trip through floods and hammocks that even the hardiest of cowboys dreaded, the article reads. Surveying began in October, more on-the-ground action that supported the Presss contention that the project wasnt just one more railroad scheme, but an earnest business undertaking worthy of the newspapers boosterism. In October, the paper published a letter from a citizen of Alva that recounted an open meeting that Herely held there. Reported comments such as you can run through my front yard if you so desire, only give us the railroad and may it be a dead surety and a grand success is our wish indicate the general acclaim for the project. Surveys continued into mid-November. However, the Southern Florida & Gulf Coast Railway never was built. In any case, Roach did not sever his connections to the area, which were already substantial by 1901. He had bought Useppa Island in 1894 (dates vary) and developed it as a tarpon fishing resort, thus helping to make Southwest Florida the world-class sports-fishing destination it became. In fact, the railroad projects offices were located on Useppa in Roachs winter home. (Barron G. Collier subsequently purchased the island circa 1911 and expanded it into an exclusive resort.) Roach was one of the several men Walter G. Langford assembled to organize the First National Bank of Fort Myers in 1908. And, the two men also partnered in developing Deep Lake, extensive citrus groves about 13 miles north of Everglades City. Roach also became an active member of the Fort Myers Accelerator Club, formed in the 19-teens to promote the growing city and county. Although the Roach-Herely project never came to be, it wasnt long before railroad boosters at least got an extension from Punta Gorda. The Board of Trade, organized in 1903, achieved that in 1904, when the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad debuted on Monroe Street. Visit the Southwest Florida Museum of History at 2031 Jackson Street, where you can learn more about railroad history while walking through a 1924 rail-passenger depot. For information, call 321-7430 or go to museumofhistory.org. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Then continue your history exploration at the Southwest Florida Historical Society, located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard on the campus of the Lee County Alliance for the Arts. The all-volunteer non-profit organizations hours are Wednesday or Saturday between 9 a.m. and noon or Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. Call them at 939-4044. Sources: Archives of the Southwest Florida Historical Society, the Story of Fort Myers by Karl H. Grismer, the Fort Myers Press, floridamemory.com, gianttarpon. com, and useppa.com. 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 Kristy See Rachel Atkins 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 In September 1901, a contingent of local interested parties met with John M. Roach and Millard B. Herely of the Chicago Traction Company. Presumably, those with white ribbons on their lapels had a direct role in the decision making. Locals among those pictured are Nathan G. Stout (left, second row steps) and Frank C. Alderman, Sr. (third from right). The location is unknown. courtesy Southwest Florida Historical Society


3 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 26, 2014 Nellies Upstairs Waterside Bar Where its Happy Hour all the time!!! Lunch, Dinner & Snacks in Between Plus live music 263.41 N 815.18 W FREE MARINA DOCKAGE Close-Up Magic with Magic Frank Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Bring the kidsfun for the whole family! Close-Up Magic with Magic Frank Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Bring the kidsfun for the whole family! Come on by to enjoy highly acclaimed singer songwriters durning this excting festival! Fort Myers Public Art: Tickets On Sale For Black Maria Film Festivalby Tom HallThe Thomas Edison Black Maria Film Festival returns for its eighth season to the Edison & Ford Winter Estates on October 24 and Florida SouthWestern State College on Saturday, October 25. The Black Maria Film Festival is an award-winning international festival showcasing independent and experimental film and video. Hosted by museums and colleges throughout the country, it has toured the nation for 33 years. Its films include a variety of contemporary works drawn from the annual juried selection of award winning films and videos. At Florida SouthWestern, the festival takes place in the plush Rush Library auditorium. But at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates, the films air outdoors under the stars shining down on the riverside lawn of The Mangoes, Henry and Clara Fords winter estate. Its a romantic garden setting that serves as a perfect backdrop for a film festival that bears the name of the inventor and the studio where his team made the first commercially-exhibited motion pictures. Seeking to design an instrument that does for the eye what the phonograph does for the ear, Edison and experimental staff member W.K.L. Dickson invented a motion picture camera and a peephole viewing device called the Kinetoscope in 1892. The devices were shown publicly for the first time in 1893, with the first Edison films being exhibited commercially a year later. Those films were made in the Black Maria, a tar-paper shack at Edisons West Orange Laboratory. The roof of the Black Maria lifted up to let sunlight in because early films required a tremendous amount of bright light. The studio was built on a turntable so the window could rotate toward the sun throughout the day, supplying natural light for hundreds of Edison movie productions over its eight year lifespan. But the facility was so cramped and uncomfortable that it reminded Dickson and fellow Edison employee Jonathan Campbell of Black Marias (police vans that were also called paddywagons at the time), which were notoriously cramped, stuffy and a similar black color. While Dickson, Campbell and the rest of Edisons staff called the studio the Black Maria, Edison simply referred to it as The Doghouse. One of the first films that Dickson made in the Black Maria was Fred Otts Sneeze (The Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze). Made to accompany an article in Harpers Weekly for publicity purposes, the film consists of a series of still photographs of Dicksons colleague, Fred Ott, sneezing comically for the camera. It became one of the earliest motion pictures to receive a copyright. When word spread about the new invention, performers flocked to the Black Maria from all over the country in order to be in the films. The silent movies that Dickson and his cohorts subsequently made featured dancers, boxers, magicians, vaudeville performers and even acts from Buffalo Bills Wild West Show. The performers appearances at the studio were used as publicity opportunities by Edison, who would often pose with the actors for newspaper articles. The studio was closed in 1901 after Edison built a glass-enclosed rooftop movie studio in New York City. Two years later, Edison had the building demolished, but the U.S. National Park Service maintains a reproduction of the Black Maria that was built in 1954 at what is now the Edison National Historic Site in West Orange. Tickets for the 7th annual Thomas Edison Black Maria Film Festival are available at the Edison Ford ticket office located at 2350 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers. For more information and updates, visit the Edison & Ford Winter Estates website at www.edisonfordwinterestates.org. An arts advocate, Tom Hall guides weekly walking tours of the River Districts public art collection in Fort Myers. For more information, go to www.truetours.net. The Thomas Edison Black Maria Film Festival returns in October


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 26, 20144 Autumn Rhodes, a Junior Girl Scout and fourth grader at Allen Park Elementary School, started the No Bare Feet Project as an idea from her Girl Scout curriculums Take Action Project and to earn the Girl Scout Summit Award. Rhodes volunteered with Childrens Home Society (CHS) and was very sad the children didnt have toys or clothes, noticing very few donations were shoes. She worked with her principal, Lisa Eastridge, teachers and peers, as they launched the drive this fall. A total of 415 pairs of shoes were collected (with Snyderman Shoes donating three huge boxes of new shoes) in seven days. The Girl Scout Law specifically says to Make The World A Better Place, but I didnt do this just because I am a Girl Scout, said Rhodes. I created this project because I care about the children in my community. This is just one small way to help make the world a better place for those families. The Girl Scout Summit Award is earned by girls who have completed all three National Leadership Journeys, which include Take Action Projects to make the world a better place. Junior Girl Scout Autumn Rhodes and Laura Richardson, resource development specialist with The Childrens Home Society Lovegrove Exhibit To Open In GivernySouthwest Florida artist Leoma Lovegrove will be the first American to exhibit at Maison du Peintre Pierre Bonnard in northern France. Her exhibition, An American In Giverny, opens on October 4 and will run through October 12 at the former home of famous artist Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947), where Monets floating studio is also docked. Lovegrove will attend the opening reception and plans to paint aboard Le BateauAtelier again during the exhibition. The floating studio boat (Le BateauAtelier) is an exact replica of Monets 1800s floating studio and was launched for the first time during the spring of 2014. During her three hours as the first American aboard the studio, Lovegrove signed the boat and created 20 pieces of art in her signature impressionistic style for the An American In Giverny exhibition. I have always been inspired by Pierre Bonnard and am very grateful to Captain Bertrand de Vautibault and his wife for inviting me to share my art at their historic home, said Lovegrove. I have been painting and teaching in Giverny for more than 10 years and continue to find inspiration from my trips to France. Lovegrove is an impressionist-expressionist painter known worldwide for her energetic style and depictions of her environment at home and abroad. Located in the heart of Matlacha Island on the southwest coast of Florida, Lovegrove Gallery and Gardens is one of the most colorful landmarks in the Sunshine State. Learn more online at www.LeomaLovegrove. com. An American In Giverny is Leoma Lovegroves latest colorful collection Local Girl Scouts helped donate 416 pairs of shoesGirl Scout Works To Donate Shoes To CHS Funky & Fabulous Artful Auction Funky & Fabulous Artful Giving Auction is an eclectic evening that benefits Partners For Breast Cancer Care. This annual fundraising event will host silent and live auctions offering interesting and unique art pieces donated by some of the areas finest artists. Participants will enjoy hors doeuvres, cash bar and music. This fun event will be held on Thursday, October 2 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the beautiful Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina on Fort Myers Beach. Reservations are $50 each. Tickets are available online at www.pfbcc.org or by sending a check to Partners For Breast Cancer Care, Inc. at 9470 Healthpark Circle in Fort Myers. All proceeds go to Partners For Breast Cancer Cares efforts to save lives and reduce suffering from breast cancer through improved early detection, education and access to healthcare. Established in June, 1990, Partners For Breast Cancer Care, Inc. continually strives to meet the needs of uninsured and underserved men and women in Lee County by providing breast screening and diagnostics at no cost to them. Before Janet Darnell became the executive director of Partners For Breast Cancer Care, she was on the receiving end of their assistance. I was a single mother with two children, cleaning houses, I had no health insurance, living paycheck to paycheck. Now, Im able to relate to everybody that comes through our door because Ive been there. Everyone who comes to our office leaves here with hope. The organization works very closely with their Partners In Health network of physicians, hospitals and other providers to deliver the care needed at significantly discounted rates. They also work closely with local human service organizations such as Family Health Center Clinics, Salvation Army, The United Way and the Lee County Health Department. The organization receives no funding from federal, state, county or city governments and rely primarily on fundraisers, individual donations and grants. To learn more, visit www.pfbccorg or call 454-8583. Arts For ACT Fine Art AuctionTickets are on sale now for this years Arts for ACT Fine Art Auction, themed An Evening In Old Hollywood, hosted by NBC-2 News anchor Heather Turco and Arts for ACT chair Jenna Persons. The November 8 auction will celebrate the Golden Age of Hollywood while auctioning fine art pieces by Robert Rauschenberg, Darryl Pottorf, Pablo Picasso, Jim Dine, Salvador Dali, Joan Miro and other local, national and international artists. This fundraising event will also include trips, jewelry, dinner and entertainment. Tickets are $150 per person or $1,200 for a reserved table of eight. For more information and tickets, call 9392553 or go to www.artsforactfineartauction.com.


5 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 26, 2014 Girl Scouts Braved Weather For International Coastal Cleanup Overall in Lee County, 11 Girl Scout Troops and over 200 girls and adults participated in the International Coastal Cleanup on September 20. Girl Scouts arent afraid of dreary, rainy days; they are committed to making the world a better place, starting right here in local communities. Most Girl Scouts volunteered at Lovers Key State Park and picked up 69 pounds of garbage. Girl Scout volunteer Gail Germaini of Fort Myers thinks this is such an important service project to be a part of because it keeps beaches nice and safe for residents and the tourists who come to visit. Most importantly, she feels being a Girl Scout means giving back to the community. She says of her troops involvement, When speaking with my girls about different things we have done over the years, it makes me smile when they cannot differentiate between fun things we did and community service projects we have done. Girl Scout Cadette Troop 405 said, It has a big impact on the environment with red tide because of the trash in the oceans. Other troops in Lee County cleaned up Cape Coral Yacht Club and Fort Myers Beach. For more information about the Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida, visit www. gsgcf.org. Troop 405 at Lovers Key State Park Troop 284 at Lovers Key Troop 654 at Lovers Key State Park Troop 292 at Fort Myers Beach 2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, Fl 33957 Ph: 239.472.0606 www.SanibelIslandCow.com 3 95 7 P P h h: 2 2 3 39 4 72 0 60 6 w ww S an ib el Is la nd Co w co m 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 SEPTEMBER 26, 20146 Love That Dress Raises Record Breaking Amount For GirlsJennifer Nelson, chairperson of Love that Dress! 6, announced this years event raised more than $125,000 to benefit PACE Center For Girls Lee. A recordbreaking number of collection parties leading up to the big night garnered an unprecedented total of about 4,000 new and gently loved dresses to be sold at the epic shopping event, held at the Embassy Suites in Estero on August 27. Sandy Stilwell, Board Chair for PACE Center For Girls, said, The momentum here at the PACE Center continues to rise with another successful year of Love That Dress! At the fun fashion fundraiser, Love That Dress! attendees enjoyed the events popular silent auction, camaraderie and cocktails. Suite and VIP ticket holders were granted access to early shopping, private dressing rooms, clothing hold, express check-out service, complimentary adult beverages, hors doeuvres and a private selection of decadent chocolates. In the months leading up to the event, members of the Southwest Florida community donated their new and gently worn dresses and accessories at convenient locations across Lee County. Local businesses and organizations also held unique and lavish dress collection parties to gather dresses, purses and shoes, collect funds and raise awareness for the main event. I am truly grateful to our committee, sponsors and the Southwest Florida community whose support contributed to making Love That Dress! 6 such a tremendous success, added Nelson. We are overjoyed with the results and the amount of good those funds will do for PACE. Were already looking forward to seeing what next year will bring. For additional information, contact Lynnae Stewart, Director of Development, at Lynnae.Stewart@pacecenter.org or 4252366. Approximately 4,000 new and gently used dresses were sold at the annual fundraiser photos courtesy of Jennifer Angeloro Photography Silent auction under way at the August 27 event Hortoons Regina Toops and Amy Sedlacek Elly Hagen


7 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 26, 2014 Local Kiwanians Recognized At 97th Florida District ConventionThe Lee County and Labelle area Kiwanis clubs attended the 97th annual Florida District Convention in Boca Raton. The Florida District of Kiwanis, which covers the entire State of Florida and the Cayman Islands, is composed of 9,000 members in 270 active clubs. Twenty-four Kiwanis members attended convention to represent the 13 clubs in the area. Two local Kiwanians were recognized for their achievements at the convention. Patrice Cunningham and Robert Jarrett. Donna Williamson was inducted as the 2014-15 Division 19 Lt. Governor and Bruce Boyd as the Florida Kiwanis Foundation Trustee for Division 19. Cunningham, a member of the Fort Myers Metro-McGregor Kiwanis Club, was awarded the 2013-14 Outstanding Florida District Chair for her work as social media chair. Jarrett, of the Kiwanis Club of Fort Myers Beach, was recognized for meeting the 2012-13 Kiwanis International Foundation Presidents Challenge. Also, Williamson of the Cape Coral Harney Point Kiwanis Club was installed to serve as the 2014-15 Division 19 Lt. Governor on the statewide board of the Florida District of Kiwanis. Williamson will serve as the liaison between the 13 Kiwanis Clubs of Division 19 which covers Lee County and Labelle, and will serve on the 34-member governing Board of Kiwanis, which oversees all branches of the Kiwanis Family. There are 27 Lt. Governors which represent the different divisions of Kiwanis throughout the state of Florida and Cayman Islands. Boyd, a member of the Lehigh Acres Kiwanis Club, was installed as Division 19 Florida Kiwanis Foundation Trustee. He will serve alongside 26 other trustees throughout the Florida District. The Florida Kiwanis Foundation is the fundraising entity of the Florida District of Kiwanis International with the objective to provide an endowment fund to which clubs and individual Kiwanis members can contribute gifts and bequests. Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. Founded in 1915, Kiwanis and its sponsored service organizations, including CKI at the college level, Key Club at the high school level, Builders Club at the middle school level, K-Kids at the elementary school level, and Aktion Club for adults with disabilities, dedicate more than six million volunteer hours annually to strengthen communities and provide service to children. To find a Kiwanis Club in your area, contact 2014-15 Kiwanis Division 19 Kiwanis Lt. Gov. Donna Williamson at donnahwilliamson@gmail.com or 634-3542. Florida Kiwanis Division 19 can also be found on Facebook. Division 19 Kiwanians at the Florida District Convention in Boca Raton Bruce Boyd, Arlene Bettencourt, Brenda Barnes and Harris Segel network with approximately 800 Kiwanians from around the state Kiwanians Chris and Darlene Soud enjoy the convention Kiwanians participate in Eliminate Fundraiser Walk to combat maternal neonatal tetanus Courtneys has something for everyone. Come & see why Courtneys aims to please!239.466.4646 CONTINENTAL CUISINEAT THEIR NEW HOME. 20351 SUMMERLIN ROAD, FORT MYERS. ACROSS FROM TANGER FACTORY OUTLETS. IN THE PUBLIX SHOPPING PLAZA. Dinner for 2 for $30.00 Includes glass of house wine or well drink or domestic beer eachChoose any entree from our SUNSET DINING MENUChoice of: soup or salad comes with potato, veggie, hot baked bread and fresh herb olive oil Available from 4pm-6pm(Does not include tax or gratuity. Not valid on Holidays)Expires September 30, 2014. Make your reservations today! Free Bottle of WineWith the purchase of two dinner entrees from our regular dinner menu. Minimum entree purchase $15.Free wine is house selection red or white, tax and gratuity not included. Not valid on holidays. Expires September 30, 2014. Must present coupon at time of purchase. JOIN US EVERY SUNDAY FOR BRUNCHFROM 10AM 2PMA DELICIOUS VARIETY OF BREAKFAST AND LUNCH ITEMS ON THE MENU Thank You for Voting Us Best Continental Thank You for Voting Us Best Continental Cuisine Cuisine 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


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 26, 20148 Along The RiverOn Saturday evening, join Fort Myers car enthusiasts at the Downtown Car Cruise-In. Held on the fourth Saturday of every month, the event features vintage, modern and unique cars from 4 to 8 p.m. while a DJ spins classic rock with trivia. All classic cars and show cars are welcome. The event is free for the entire family. For more information, go to www.riverdistrictevents.com. On Saturday and Sunday, Freedom & Family Weekend comes to JetBlue Park in Fort Myers. The event features a top-flight lineup of solo and band performers that span the musical genre. Headlining the Saturday list is Brian Howe, former lead singer for Bad Company. Howe played a five-show Iraq and Kuwait tour to entertain the troops overseas in 2010, including the Change of Command ceremony in Baghdad. Other acts in Saturdays lineup include: Maggie Baugh, the 13-year-old songwriter and musician from Southwest Florida who has been lighting up the country music world with her fresh stage presence; One Night Rodeo, an American contemporary country duo out of Bradenton that recently won the Great American Country and Music Nations Next GAC Star competition and has opened for superstars such as Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban and Montgomery Gentry; Southern Rocks Finest, an all star lineup of seasoned musicians from some of the industrys leading Southern Rock bands, including Molly Hatchet, Gregg Allman, Marshall Tucker, Rebel Pride and Pure Prairie League; Grayson Rogers, a Cape Coral based group which has quickly grown into one of Floridas up-and-coming country bands; Redemption, a classic rock tribute band; and Ellie Lee and the Blues Fury. Lee, the blues guitarist/singer/songwriter, fronts the band with her soulful voice and has been acclaimed for her ripping guitar solos and her obvious joy in performing. On Sunday, admission is free for children 12 and under, children wearing a uniform, and active or retired military with ID. Sundays musical lineup: Casey Weston, the talented singer-songwriter from Naples who was one of the top two finalists on Adam Levines team on the first season of The Voice; Critter Ridge, a contemporary country rock band in the Sarasota/Bradenton area; Kim Betts and Gamble Creek Band, a country tribute band known for its strong vocal harmonies and guitar/fiddle/mandolyn solos. Front person for the band is Kimberly Betts, the daughter of Dickey Betts, a founding member of the Allman Brothers Band and a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Along with the top flight stage entertainment, Freedom & Family Weekend will feature military vehicles and reenactments, hot rod and classic car show, motorcycle rally, a recruit and JROTC competition, Whispering Pines Clydesdale Horse Rides, and military museum displays that honor veterans. Freedom & Family Weekend runs from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Show tickets are $10 Saturday and $7 Sunday and parking is $5. JetBlue Park is located at 11500 Fenway South Drive in Fort Myers. For more information about Freedom & Family Weekend, go to www.swfmm.org. On Thursday, October 2, the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center will is launch its first culinary arts program with the opening of its new catering kitchen. At 6 p.m., there is an exclusive VIP sneak peek of works by Venezualan artist Arturo Correa paired with a seasonal tasting dinner prepared by resident chef Mike Gavala. Correas work displays a complex combination of forms and diverse artistic features that express the historical vanguard movements he is so passionate about. His visual vocabulary of elements is provocative and transforming and his works entice, seducing discovery and revelation. Be the first to experience this exhibit and savor the flavor as the combination of art and food will indulge your senses. The menu for Thursday, October 2: Prince Edwards Island mussels sauted with white wine, tomatoes, cilantro and chives with a splash of cream, served with rustic garlic toast Smoked salt, pepper and spice crusted bone-in rib eye steak topped with cilantrolime butter Pork ossobuco braised with garlic, onions, peppers, tomatoes and jalapenos Grouper seared in olive oil topped with sauteed onions, peppers, sugar snap peas, garlic, white wine and cured olives Paella Tres leches with a coffee sauce Flan with fresh berries First Taste Dinners will take place on Thursday evenings preceding Art Walk and will include choice of an appetizer, choice of an entree and choice of a dessert. Wine will also be served complimentary with your entree. The price for the VIP gourmet dinner is $85 per person or $150 per couple. Reservations are required. For tickets or information, visit www.sbdac.com or call the art center at 333-1933. The Davis Art Center is located at 2301 First Street, in downtown Fort Myers historic River District. See vintage, modern and unique cars at Saturdays Downtown Car Cruise-In Meet Venezuelan artist Arturo Correa on Thursday at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center during the launch of its new culinary arts program 1628 Periwinkle Way 472-2893 Heart of the Islands, SanibelOpen Monday-Saturday 10am www.threecraftyladies.com ay-Saturday 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 THURSDAYS FOR OUR MAKEITANDTAKEIT BEAD BRACELET ACTIVITY! STOP IN ON THURSDAYS FOR OUR MAKEITANDTAKEIT BEAD BRACELET ACTIVITY!


9 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 26, 2014 Brattas serves fresh made-to-order food in an inviting atmosphere featuring live music nightly. The two for $20 menu is served all day Sunday to Thursday. Happy Hour is daily from 4 to 6:30 p.m. with drink and appetizer specials. Filet Napoleon, Taylor Street baked ziti and fresh bruschetta are a few favorites on the restaurants daily menu. Lobster tail and Chilean sea bass is served on the weekends. 12984 S. Cleveland Avenue, Fort Myers. Call 433-4449. Courtneys is a family business run by Executive Chef Dale, his wife Betty and their son, Courtney. The warm and welcoming bar is great for lunch, libations and lots of laughter. Relax in comfort with friends and enjoy discounted drinks and appetizers during happy hour, served 4 to 7 p.m. daily. The dining room offers a wonderful dinner variety; if youre an early diner, be sure to check out the Sunset Dining Specials. Eggceptional entres highlight the restaurants Sunday brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday dinner is served 4 to 8 p.m. 20351 Summerlin Road, Units #111 and 112, Fort Myers. Call 466-4646. 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 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 and theres a well provisioned raw bar. Tropical drinks are a specialty, notably the signature rum drink, Island Mojito. 708 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach. Call 765-9660. Ichiban is a downtown favorite for Chinese and Japanese cuisine. The name means Number One in Japanese and offers its customers the perfect balance of great quality and affordable prices. Ichiban has been family owned and operated for 10 years and its enduring popularity is a testament to its exceptional, friendly service. 1520 Broadway #106, Fort Myers. Call 334-6991. Where can you go when youre in the moooood for some great cookin, local fun and prices that wont make you lose the farm? Try Island Cow on Sanibel. Island Cow is an airy bistro with french doors leading out to the front and back patios. It is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dine under the stars while you listen to live music on one of Sanibels only al fresco eating porches. 2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Call 472-0606. 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. 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. Parking for your car or boat for free for patrons. The GPS coordinates are 26.41 N 81.18 W., 1131 First Street, Fort Myers Beach at the Fort Myers Historic Seaport at Nervous Nellies Marina. Call 463-8077. Formerly known as the Sunshine Seafood Cafe and Lounge, Sunshine Grille serves all of your favorite dishes for lunch and dinner. In addition to its previous menu, the restaurant is also serving gourmet flat breads prepared in a wood fire stove with fresh oak. Wood-fired steaks fill out the menu, including a ribeye and a porterhouse, to go along with our famous wood-fired filet mignon. Happy hour and live music are featured daily. 8700 Gladiolous Drive, Fort Myers. Call 489-2233. FORT MYERS FAREDining From Downtowns Historic River District To The Beaches For more information, check out our advertisers in this weeks River Weekly Pecan-crusted goat cheese salad from Sandy Stilwells Sunshine Grille in Fort Myers DOC FORDS RUM BAR & GRILLE ICHIBAN BRATTAS RISTORANTE COURTNEYS CONTINENTAL CUISINE SUNSHINE GRILLE ISLAND COW NERVOUS NELLIES CRAZY WATERFRONT EATERY Flea MarketHope United Presbyterian Church, located at 7470 Hickory Drive at the intersection of U.S. 41 in Fort Myers, is resuming its monthly flea markets beginning on Saturday, October 11. They will be held on the second Saturday of each month through April 2015. Individuals, businesses, organizations and churches can rent a space for $20 each of those Saturdays and keep all the receipts from their sales. There are only 28 spaces available and advance paid reservations are advised. Set up begins for each flea market at 7 a.m., with sales open to the public from 8 a.m. to noon. This is the fourth year of operation of this flea market and sellers have raised substantial funds from the sale of craft items, jewelry, produce, toys, computers or any items you no longer need. For more information, contact the church office at 267-3331.


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 CHURCH One of a few federated Lutheran (ELCA) and Episcopal Congregations in the nation. 19691 Cypress View Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33967. 239-267-3525 or visit www.lambofgodchurch.net. The Rev. Dr. James Reho leads Sunday worship services at 7:45 and 10 a.m. Sundays Cool for Children 10 a.m. 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 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. Sunday worship service at 9:30 a.m. 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 Road Fort Myers 239-433-0018, www.templebethel.com rabbi.barras@templebethel.com Rabbi Jeremy Barras, Cantor Victor Geigner, Religious School Director Dale Cohen, Learning Tree Director Jesyca Virnig, Office Manager Inna Vasser Union For Reform Judaism Shabbat Service: Friday 7:30 p.m. Torah Study: Saturday 9:30 a.m. Religious School: Wednesday 5:30 p.m. and Sunday 9:30 a.m. Learning Tree: Monday through Friday From page 10 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 continued on page 11THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 26, 201410


11 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 26, 2014 From page 10Churches/Templesand Wednesday evenings Services: Friday night at 6:15 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, Pastor Curtis Deterding. Sunday Services: 8:30 a.m. Traditional, 10 a.m. Blended. Web site www.zionfm.org. Conflict Management PresentationOn Sunday, October 5 beginning at 2 p.m., Temple Judea hosts a presentation by guest speaker Keith Grossman, Esq. on the topic of Conflict Management and Mediation. Grossman is the author of the Building Your Peace Chest workbook series that helps readers understand and develop skills to effectively prevent conflict and de-escalate existing conflict. You can turn a negative and uncomfortable situation into something manageable, maybe even productive. Come and learn these beneficial skills. For more information about Grossmans presentation, call Joyce Rosinger at 437-1566. Temple Judea is located at 14486 A&W Bulb Road in Fort Myers. For more information about the egalitarian conservative synagogue, call 433-0201 or go to www.tjswfl.org. Continental Womens Club October MeetingContinental Womens Club of Greater Fort Myers is open to women living in the area who are interested in both social and philanthropic endeavors. Yearly membership is $20 and provides members with interesting programs throughout the year. The guest speaker for the Thursday, October 2 luncheon is Fort Myers Mayor Randy Henderson, who will talk about the status of the city and offer a glimpse of what lies ahead. He will also answer questions from the audience. The cost of lunch is $19 per person. The Continental Womens Club meets on the first Thursday of every month at Colonial Country Club, 9181 Independence Way in Fort Myers. If you enjoy meeting with active women who enjoy raising money to award scholarships to young women, provide food and clothing for those in need as well as taking part in numerous social events, think about becoming a member. For more information, call Margie Connor at 561-8973. Lake Kennedy Senior CenterKennedy Kruisers Explore Ybor CityThe Kennedy Kruisers are off to beautiful Tampa on Thursday, October 30 to discover the wonders of this historic part of Florida. Our sojourn takes us to the Yuengling Brewery, the oldest brewing company in the United States, where we will tour and learn the secrets of the timehonored tradition of beer making, and enjoy a beer tasting as well. We are then off to the historical Ybor City for a Dutch-treat lunch at the Columbia Restaurant or the restaurant or your choice. Afternoon activities include a historical video presentation at the Ybor City visitors center, view artifacts and the worlds largest cigar box, and then embark on a historical walking tour including the Ybor Estate Museum, visit to Cuba (no passport needed), cigar factory and much more. The cost for this wonderful adventure is $37 per member and $42 per nonmember. Ybor Estate Museum entry fee is included. Preregistration required. Participants should arrive by 7:30 a.m. before the bus departs at 7:45 a.m. The approximate return time is 6:30 p.m. Lake Kennedy Senior Center is located at 400 Santa Barbara Blvd. in Cape Coral. For more information or to make reservations, call 574-0575. Shell Point Offers Bible Presentation The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point welcomes Dr. Andrew Hawkins, senior pastor of The Village Church, as he shares Whats So Special About The Bible? Dr. Hawkins presentation is scheduled on Monday, October 6 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Grand Cypress Room of The Woodlands at Shell Point Retirement Community. In this presentation, Dr. Hawkins will provide an overview of the classical case for the Bible as the inspired Word of God. Issues that affect the evaluation of any documents of antiquity will be explored, such as the internal and external evidences, various approaches to criticism, and the views of Christ regarding the Old Testament. A question-answer period will follow. This course is free, but space is limited and registration is required by calling 489-8472. Dr. Andrew Hawkins Torah Study At Temple JudeaOn Thursday, October 2 at noon, Temple Judea Rabbi Sack begins a onehour Torah study that includes an open discussion of Torah and Judaism where all levels of background and all questions are encouraged. The session is held on the first Thursday of the month at the office of Myers, Bretthoitz & Company, 12671 Whitehall Drive in Fort Myers. Bring a chumash if you have one. Rabbi Sack will bring the text for the session. Temple Judea is located at 14486 A & W Bulb Road in Fort Myers. For more information, call 433-0201 or send an email to tjswfl@gmail.com.


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 26, 201412 Early Fall Changes Happeningby Capt. Matt MitchellRainy days kept most anglers off the water for at least a few days this week. The culprit was a slow moving early season cold front, which brought us three days of what seemed like never ending light soaking rain. While fishing on both sides of this rain event, redfish and mangrove snapper both kept clients rods bent. Although I never found a wide open bite this week on snook or redfish, every outing produced at least a few quality fish along with the big mangrove snapper which have been my go-to species for at least the last month. All indications Im seeing out on the water are pointing at an early change to fall-like conditions. Subtle signs are the masses of whitebait that have already shown up almost a month earlier than usual. Daily bald eagle sightings are also another sure fire indicator that it is already got unseasonably cold up north. I am by no means a weather authority but when we have gotten a cold front this early in past years, it generally means we have a cooler than normal winter in store. As water temperatures cool, look for our redfish bite to just keep getting better. During lower tide stages, watch for schools of redfish pushing water on edges of shallow flats, these schooled up fish which often number in the hundreds are fast moving and spooky. Most of the time you will only get a few shots at them before they move on so having a long casting lure rigged up and ready to go is key. When looking for these schooled up reds during calm water periods, dont over ook the big mullet schools out on the flats. Redfish are mixed in with these mullet and feeding on what the mullet stir up. Consistent big bull redfish fishing is also happening in and around the passes. Good numbers of way over the slot redfish have been reported from Lighthouse Point, Captiva and Redfish passes during the last few weeks, with the average fish being in the mid 30-inch range. Using live pinfish fished on the bottom has been the way to go. These big spawning bull reds are some of the largest we see all year. If youre looking for a personal best redfish, now is the time. Mangrove snapper action still seems not to have peaked. Every trip this week, we managed at least a few mangrove snapper in the 15to 16-inch range with lots of 12to 14-inch fish. Freelined live shiners and small pinfish are the baits of choice. Any mangrove shoreline that I have fished for redfish and snook has had at least a few mangrove snapper there too. If you really want to fire these fish up, chumming live shiners has been the way; these fish simply cant resist, and explode on the bait. On light tackle, they are a blast to catch. Snook action for most anglers has been a little harder to come by after what was one of the best catch-and-release summers in recent years. Despite the huge numbers of fish in the passes all summer long, snook action since the September 1 opening has been very hit and miss. This is due to the fact that these fish are spread out this time of year. Cooling water will start to bunch up the snook in better numbers in their middle ground fall haunts. This month is the big transition month for snook as they make the way back from the beaches and passes to the back country. Mangrove points and oyster bars with good moving current are the best options. With so much white bait around, these fish will start feeding hard soon and packing on the pounds for winter. While enjoying a day off on the water this week, I was lucky enough to land a 32-inch snook. This top of the slot sized snook ate a small freelined live shiner intended for mangrove snapper. 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13 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 26, 2014 Change Of Watch At Royal Palm Yacht ClubThe Royal Palm Yacht Club, founded in 1947 in downtown Fort Myers, will celebrate its 67th Change of Watch on Saturday, September 27 at the City Pier Building, only blocks from its origination. The 2014-15 officers and board of directors will be installed at that time, followed by a dinner catered by the Harborside Event Center, entertainment and dancing. On Friday, September 26, RPYC will dine the Prime de Leon in Ponce de Leon Square. The next day will begin with breakfast at the United Caf on First Street, followed by a guided tour of the downtown area. RPYC meets on the first Wednesday of the month at the City Pier Building. Other functions held at the facility include the monthly Ladies Luncheons, monthly Pub Nights and special events, both social and community oriented. On Sunday, October 26, RPYC will sponsor Bikers Vs. Brainers, a trivia competition between bikers and MENSANs to benefit the Southwest Florida MENSAN Scholarship Fund. For additional information, contact 543-4278 or kellykj@earthlink.net. Fishermans Paradise: How To Lose A Record Snook With Your Twin Brotherby Cynthia A. WilliamsBerry C. Williams (1915 to 1976) was something of a legend as a fisherman in the waters off Fort Myers in the 1950s and early 1960s. Reproduced for you here are chapters from his unfinished Fishermans Paradise, an account of his fishing adventures that are often hilarious and always instructional. It is presented by Williams daughter, Cynthia Williams, a freelance writer and editor living in Bokeelia on Pine Island. Chapter V Part 1 Snook is to the fisherman what sugarcured country ham swimming in red-eye gravy is to the southern gourmet. For months, Id been on the trail of the elusive linesider, reading everything I could about it and talking with experienced fishermen about how, where and when to catch them. The latter part of June, Id staked out a sure-fire place at Punta Rassa. It lay in the deep water of the channel between the several ferries of the Kinzie Brothers Ferry Line. Many times while fishing for sheepshead and snapper, Id seen big snook caught there with spinning gear. I tried it several times that way, but each time succeeded not only in losing the snook but almost what religion I had. Each time I hooked a snook, it came out of the water like a bucking bronco or made a bee-line for the pilings. The slightest touch of the line on the pilings, barnacles or cables meant instant freedom for the snook. So, having watched other successful snook-catchers operate with a long Calcutta pole, to which was attached a heavy steel leader, I confidently rigged up two Calcutta poles, using 212-pound-test steel Monel wire attached to two large barrel swivels. I attached the heavy wire to the pole with five pieces of strong line, each wrapped 30 or 40 times around the end of the pole, then taped securely with several rolls of black friction tape, topped off with a double layer of electric tape. I made the steel line 15 feet long, gauging this by the depth of the water at that spot. Eighteen inches from the end of the leader, I put a four-ounce egg lead, below which I place two large swivels, and to the swivels attached another piece of 212-pound-test steel wire, 18 inches in length, to which I attached an 8/0 Eagleclaw offset hook. When Id finished, I was as cocky as a poker player with aces wired in the hole. To be continued next week... Berry C. Williams, left, and twin brother, Bill CROW Case Of The Week: Eastern Cottontailsby Patricia MolloyEarlier this month, two little Eastern cottontails (Sylvilagus floridanus) were admitted together as abandoned, abducted or orphaned siblings. As with all in-coming patients, the babies were given a thorough examination by one of CROWs wildlife veterinarians. The cottontails were very young no more than two or three days old and were quiet but responsive. One of them was sick and very thin, so we put it on Baytril for a couple of days, stated Dr. Jen Riley, DVM intern. Baytril is a prescription antibiotic used by veterinarians to treat bacterial infections in animals. Rabbits have extremely delicate tummies, and many antibiotics that work well on other animals can cause irreversible damage to a bunnys system. As a result, Dr. Heather Barron monitored the medicated cottontail very closely. With additional supportive care, the patients health improved quickly. It got better within a day or two, added Dr. Jen. They both look good now and are gaining weight. We make sure that there are lots and lots of greens in the hatch, because they will lose weight if we dont have enough in there. As soon as the fuzzy siblings are mature enough to survive on their own, they will be released back into the wild. If you find a sick or injured wild animal, contact a first responder in patient admissions (472-3644) immediately for instructions. If the animal requires medical attention, but you live off-island, you may be advised to deliver the patient to one of the nine domestic veterinarian clinics that CROW has partnered with in Lee County. Volunteers make daily pick-up excursions to these select locations. If you want to learn more about the 4,000 sick, injured and orphaned wildlife patients that are treated at CROW each year, attend a Wonders Of Wildlife presentation at the Visitor Education Center. Topics vary and most of the programs are conducted by clinic staff members and/or veterinarians. For a complete schedule of events, go to www.crowclinic.org. CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from our local area. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to P.O. Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit www.crowclinic.org. These adorable Eastern cottontails, patients #2272 and #2273, are siblings. Upon arrival, one of the bunnies was quite thin and sick. Thanks to the efforts of the wildlife veterinarians, they are healthy and will soon be released back into the wild. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 26, 201414 Free Presentations At Alliance GreenMarketThe fall gardening series at the Alliance for the Arts GreenMarket continues on Saturday, September 27 at 10:30 a.m. with a seminar on Best Herb and Vegetable Cultivars and Varieties For Successful Fall Season Gardening. Attendees will glean useful information about what grows best in Southwest Florida, and get tips on how to keep a garden thriving. The presentation will take place rain or shine and will be moved into the Alliance main building if necessary. It is free of charge, but a small donation to help ensure more such activities is appreciated. The next workshop, Fertilization and Weed and Pest Control: The Organic Way, is scheduled for Saturday, October 11. Also, Taste of GreenMarket will be held on Saturday, November 1. Now in its fifth year, the Alliance GreenMarket has a mission to support local growers, bakers and artisans. It offers a full range of activities year round, including free yoga classes every Saturday at 9:30 a.m., live music, cooking demos with local ingredients, and environmental activism events. Visit www.ArtInLee.org or find the Alliance for the Arts GreenMarket page on Facebook for more information. The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Alliance for the Arts GreenMarket will feature a fall gardening seminar on September 27 GreenMarket attendees listen to the featured speaker Previous GreenMarket seminar on growing bananas Plant SmartStrawberry Guavaby Gerri ReavesMany people love strawberry guava (Psidium cattleianum) for the fruit that tastes, as the common name suggests, a bit like strawberries. It can be used in jellies, jams, pastries or juices, or eaten right off the tree. This member of the myrtle family is also known as Chinese or cherry guava. It was brought to South Florida in the 1880s for commercial fruit production and for its ornamental value. In pioneer days, entrepreneurs on both the states east and west coast made guava jellies and jams to ship within the U.S. and to Europe as a specialty food. The popular fruit tree is a native of Brazil and has escaped cultivation in central and south Florida. It is listed as a categoryI invasive plant species by the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council. Plants in that category have caused documented ecological damage by altering native plant communities by displacing native species, changing community structures or ecological functions, or hybridizing with natives, according to the council. Strawberry guava forms thickets that shade-out native species. In addition, it is as a major host for the naturalized Caribbean fruit fly, an enemy of the states citrus industry. Strawberry guava usually reaches about 25 feet tall, often with two to three trunks. The peeling bark varies from gray to reddish brown. The elliptic to oblong leaves are up to four inches long and somewhat leathery. It blooms all year, producing whitepetaled flowers with white and yellow stamens. The red to purple fruit of about two inches long contains many seeds and is sweet when ripe. Fallen fruit readily reseeds and wildlife eat the fruit and spread the seeds. Sources: Florida, My Eden by Frederic B. Stresau; plants.ifas.ufl.edu; and eattheweeds.com. Plant Smart explores the plant life of South Florida and sustainable landscape practices. Strawberry guava is an ornamental fruit tree brought to Florida in the 1880s Despite its status as a category-1 invasive plant, the tree is appreciated for the fruit photos by Gerri Reaves


15 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 26, 2014 Garden Council Open HousesThe public is invited to attend open houses on Tuesdays beginning on October 7 and running through May 10. The Berne Davis Botanical Garden, located at 2166 Virginia Avenue in Fort Myers, will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each week. The garden is a project of the Fort MyersLee County Garden Council, whose headquarters are at the Virginia Avenue address. Admission and parking are both free. The garden is now the home of the Lorelei statue that was recently part of the old Fort Myers Library as well as the Mina Edison Botanical Library. Many of the displays in the garden have been provided through the talents and contributions of the 19 local garden clubs, nine plant societies, and other affiliates which comprise the Garden Council. The Garden Council will also hold an open house on Saturday, November 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.in conjunction with the Edison-Ford Winter Estates Garden Mart. For additional information, contact Debbie Wyatt-Stotter at 707-6078 or fmlcgcpres@embarqmail.com. Native Plant Society MeetingHave you been VAMed lately? Get an overview about VAM from the soils perspective to make you a better gardener. Come learn about the science of dirt and how to apply knowledge of VAM to your plant production management. The next meeting of the Florida Native Plant Society, to be held on Thursday, October 9, will feature guest speaker Dr. Ed Hanlon, emeritus soil and water professor from the University of Florida. He will provide a short discussion of handson considerations for growing great native plants by encouraging and protecting the vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhizas (VAM) that help feed your plants. The meeting is the first since summer break. The board will also review the completed summer projects and explain upcoming projects. There is a lot going on and many exciting things to discuss. Florida Native Plant Society members are invited to attend and encouraged to bring a dish to share. The meetings are open to the public at no charge. Meetings are held at the conveniently-located Calusa Nature Center, on the corner of Colonial Boulevard, 3450 Ortiz Avenue in Fort Myers. Meetings begin at 7 p.m. with social time at 6:30 p.m. Regular meetings are held the second Thursday of the month between September and April. For more information, call 2738945 or visit www.FNPSCoccoloba.org. FNPSs mission is to promote the preservation, conservation and restoration of native plants and native plant communities of Florida. Bird Patrol Walks At Lakes ParkTake a nature walk with a bird patrol guide on Saturday, October 4 beginning at 8 a.m. at Lakes Regional Park, 7330 Gladiolus Drive in Fort Myers. Participants should meet at Shelter A7. Enter Lakes Park gate from Gladiolus and turn right. Drive to the end of the road, continue through the parking lot. Shelter A7 is located near the Train Station. This easy walk along clear paths offers an opportunity to see birds in native vegetation with experienced bird patrol guides pointing out the many species in Lakes Park, a Lee County birding hot spot and crucial nesting area for many birds. Guests are asked to arrive a few minutes after 8 a.m. for a brief introduction and to sign waivers. Tours start at 8:30 a.m. Wear comfortable shoes and dress to be outside. Bring water, sunscreen and binoculars. This tour is provided in cooperation with Lee County Parks and Recreation. It is free with paid parking. For more information, call 533-7580 or 533-7576 or visit www.birdpatrol.org. To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 26, 201416 Young Artists To Perform At Art WalkOn Friday, October 3, the Young Artists Awards will present a performance by winners of the 2014 Young Artists Awards competition in front of The Nest in the historic downtown Fort Myers River District as part of Octobers Art Walk. Three talented vocalists will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. Appearing will be 17-yearold Bryanna Walker, overall winner of the contemporary voice/musical theatre category in this years Young Artists Awards competition, as well as finalist Chloe Lamb, 12, and runner-up Diana Ascher, 20. The Young Artists Awards, in its 12th year of programming, is a not for profit education, performance, audition and scholarship program for students from throughout Southwest Florida. The organization is also a monthly partner with Art Walk. Information about Cabaret & Cabernet, the organizations fall fundraiser coming up on October 25, will also be available. The performance is free and open to the public. The Nest Home and Garden is located at 2214 First Street in downtown Fort Myers. For more information on the Young Artists Awards, visit www.youngartistsawards.org or Young Artists Awards on Facebook. From left, Diana Ascher, Chloe Lamb and Bryanna Walker From page 1ZombiCon Tickets Halloween Megastore 2, located at 9903 Gulf Coast Main Street, Suite 120 in Fort Myers The Toots Dollar Store, located at 2256 1st Street, downtown Fort Myers Pushing DaiZies, Inc. table at Art Walk, downtown Fort Myers The 2014 theme is Voodoo Nightmare. Featured this year at ZombiCon8 will be over 30 live performances on five stages, with our cabaret stage located at the Sidney Berne Davis Art Center. The Swamp is our themefeatured area and start of the Zombiwalk at 6 p.m., located on Hendry Street between Bay and Edwards near the newly renovated water feature. Eight voodoo nightmare inspired sculptors will be on display for a silent auction provided by the students of Cypress Lake High School and original cast extra Tim Smith, who appeared in George Romeros Day Of The Dead, filmed in beautiful downtown Fort Myers. No coverage charge to The Swamp until 7:30 p.m. At 7:30 p.m., a $5 cover applies with a $5 donation to Pushing DaiZies, Inc. or a $10 cover will apply. Entrance with an all access pass requires no additional cover charges. On the day of the event, without an all access pass, ZombiCon suggests a $5 donation for entrance to receive a special ZombiCon bracelet at six designated entry points. In partnership with the Gladiolus Food Bank, organizers are asking the public to bring a canned item to help feed our local community. Pushing DaiZies, Inc. is hosting the Dark Art Show 8 during Art Walk on October 3. The Dark Art Show will showcase local and national artists during the entire month of October at Tincture Gallery, located at 1412 Dean Street, Suite 100 in downtown Fort Myers. We provide art experience in all forms in a non-judgmental environment. We encourage interactive community creativity and promote art education among southwest Florida youth through music and local art programs, said DeMarco. Our focus is to give all children the opportunity to explore art. Pushing DaiZies, Inc. is a collection of local artists and creative individuals who volunteer their time and offer their creative skills to the southwest Florida community. The concept of was created in 2007 and then they obtained their 501c3 status in 2011. Monies raised go to sending local youth to art and music camps as well as keeping the arts alive in Southwest Florida. Their motto Til Death Do Us ART says it all. All proceeds donated at ZombiCon this year will go towards moving Pushing DaiZies, Inc. forward in their goal of making art and music experience more obtainable to everyone, and of course bringing more Zombi-awesomeness to the area, including the 30th anniversary of Day Of The Dead in 2015. Sponsorships and volunteer opportunities are available. For more information, visit www.pushingdaizies.org, www.zombicon.com or visit us on Facebook. From page 1Art Walk Opening ReceptionIn recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the purposes of the ACT program and gallery, Ive carefully chosen old and new works to reflect the issues presented, said Branchaud. Although during the emotional development of a person there are bound to be obstacles, nothing compares to the onslaught of negative forces that occur to one who has been the recipient of violence, be it physical, sexual or mental. In honor of those who have overcome such obstacles, I present these works with written narratives to correlate to the illustration of that emotional progress; of the propensity for the human spirit to overcome such forces. I myself have only tasted the tiniest fraction of such negative forces; but I observe the ability of people, particularly women, to rise up from the ashes of abuse and neglect. Through this art I wish to share the incredible endurance of the human spirit and the value of every life. Branchauds work walks a tightrope between fantasy and surrealism, into an honest realm of pure visceral emotion. Her new work is intended to reach new depths, delving into her personal world of dreamscapes. The nightmarish imagery used to illuminate those unconscious thoughts serve as further exploration into the things that make us human. She was born in Canada in 1985. Branchaud has been painting with acrylics since 2003, resides in Florida, and is continuing her series work as well as various commissions and projects. The White Gallery features a Naples photographer exploring beauty in decay. In a show titled Decay Is Beautiful, emerging photo artist Sandra Yeyati will display more than 40 of her works in the White Gallery. While several of Yeyatis pieces have been juried into local and national competitions and displayed in Naples and Fort Myers galleries, as well as the pages of Gulfshore Life magazine, this is her first major exhibit. All images will be signed, first edition, archival prints of limited lots. In the digital darkroom, Yeyati layers multiple photographs that she has taken of people and textures into one composition, creating painterly images while honoring the photographic elements. Art critic Donald Miller compared one of her pieces to the expressionist paintings of Alexej von Jawlensky. I am mesmerized by the fractal beauty of decay and deterioration as it forms strange patterns in surprising colors and tones, Yeyati said. Faces also fascinate me; I look to them for answers to eternal questions about identity and the way our surroundings influence our sense of self. Many of us hide inconceivable secrets behind a simple smile. Every one of my compositions is a confession. Also on October 3, meet local author Marianne Cushing and pick up a signed copy of her novel, Mahalas Lane Arts for ACT Gallery is located at 2265 First Street in downtown Fort Myers historic River District. For more information, call 337-5050 or go to www.artsforactgallery.com. Dissolve by Danielle Branchaud 481 4 7 33 1 2600 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers www.scubavicedivers.co m S wim wi th the Fishe s


17 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 26, 2014 Book ReviewBook Club Selectionsby Di SaggauThe New York Times Bestseller Me Before You by Jojo Moyes is another book that I highly recommend for book clubs because it leads to a fascinating discussion. My club had a great time talking about the characters and theme of the book. It deals with a young woman, Louisa Clark, who was content in her humdrum job at a small cafe until her boss announces he is closing the establishment. Desperate for a job to help support her parents, Louisa becomes a caregiver for a wheelchair-bound man who is prickly and embittered after the accident that paralyzed him from the neck down. Will Traynor was a wealthy Master of the Universe, climbing mountains and a corporate player who bought and sold companies for obscene profits. Now, he cant even feed himself. At first, Louisa is intimidated by Will and his mother Camilla and Will resents Louisas very presence. Slowly, the two grow closer and Will convinces Louisa that she deserves more respect from everyone in her life, including herself. When Louisa learns that Will has shocking plans of his own, she sets out to show him that life is still worth living. She begins researching technologies that can give him more autonomy and looking for outings that he might find appealing. Each ends up changing the other in ways that neither could ever have anticipated. This is an inspiring, captivating and heartbreaking book. Its one that will make you question how Will felt after his accident and his outlook on life. Youll talk about how Louisa was able to reach Will when so many others could not. As one reviewer said, Moyes has created an affair to remember. Me Before You is a page-turner that keeps readers on their toes with the chemistry and witty repartee of the main characters. Sanibel Beach Experience Inspired Childrens Bookby Ed FrankInspired by a frolicking pup on the beaches of Sanibel who bonded with a friendly dolphin swimming nearby, a noted educator has written a delightful childrens book, The Dog and the Dolphin, illustrated by the famed artist Michael Chelich. It all began when the author, James B. Dworkin, chancellor of Purdue University North Central, was vacationing with his family on Sanibel when he noticed the pup, Red, lonely walking the beach nose down in search of what dogs usually look for. Suddenly, an offshore splash caught Reds attention. Was it a shark or swordfish? No... it was a dolphin. Clearly, the dog was interested in the dolphin as was the dolphin interested in Red. When Red frolicked up the beach, the dolphin followed in the same direction in the water. When Red reversed direction, the dolphin reversed direction. Back and forth they went, time after time. Once, Red even scooped up a Frisbee and dashed into the water in an attempt to interest the dolphin in a game of Frisbee. The intrigue of Red and his friend the dolphin was so fascinating that Dworkin began working on a childrens book and asked Chelich to illustrate the story. The beautifully illustrated book will charm young children as well as dog-loving, dolphin-loving adults. Dworkin has written books on baseball, industrial relations and numerous articles for professional publications. But this is his first childrens book. Its popularity could inspire more. Dworkin and his wife, Nancy, have donated copies of the book to the Sanibel Public Library and The Sanibel School. It is also available at MacIntosh Books and Paper, The Sanibel Island Bookshop, Tortuga Beach Club Gift Shop and will be available in October at Nannys Childrens Shoppe. It also can be purchased online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The Dog and the Dolphin is certain to please youngsters as a holiday gift. Illustration from The Dog and the Dolphin Email your editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 26, 201418 COTA Golf With The EverbladesA fundraising event has just been planned to raise funds for the Childrens Organ Transplant Association (COTA) a national 501(c)3 not-for-profit charity, in honor of a local boy, Christian Hannett. All funds will assist with transplant-related expenses. The 3rd annual Florida Everblades & The Colony Golf Tournament and dinner/auction benefiting the Childrens Organ Transplant Association in honor of Christian Hannett will take place on Sunday, October 12 at the Colony Golf & Country Club in Bonita Springs. The shotgun start will be at 1:30 p.m. Cost for the five-person scramble (four players paired with a current/former Florida Everblades player or coach) is $125 per golfer, including the awards dinner and auction following the tournament at 6 p.m. VIP golf entries include lunch and beverages before play. Former Everblades player Ernie Hartlieb will again serve as the Master of Ceremonies. There is also a dinner and auction only option with many auction items. Dinner guests can join their golfing family and friends for a fun evening to support a good cause. Tickets for the awards dinner and auction are available for $50 per person. Christian Hannetts family has asked for assistance from the Childrens Organ Transplant Association. One hundred percent of all funds raised are used for patients transplant-related expenses. The family and friends of Christian Hannett want to encourage and challenge everyone to ask their neighbors and colleagues to join us to celebrate a miracle kid like Christian. Christian was diagnosed with Metachromatic Leukodystrophy (MLD) days before his fifth birthday in September 2011. MLD is a 1-in-100,000 rare genetic disorder that causes the white matter in the brain, myelin, to disappear. On October 27, 2011, the doctors at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina performed a life-saving bone marrow transplant, however before stabilizing Christian became functionally impaired, and thereby the Hannett family needs assistance with Christians life-long care. To obtain a registration form with payment instructions, sponsor information or register online, visit http://cota.donorpages.com/MiracleMakers/TeamChristianH. For more information about the event, how to register or sponsorship information, contact public relations coordinator Terry Mallow at 410-8018 or terrymallow@ ymail.com. For more information about Christians journey and COTA, visit http:// Christians-Crew.com. The 3rd annual Florida Everblades & The Colony Golf Tournament and dinner/auction fundraising event for COTA in honor of Christian Hannett Christain Hannett on his first day of school with a new lunchbox From page 1Community Foundation New ExhibitThe community is invited to celebrate the newest exhibit of the season at a reception on Thursday, October 2 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the foundations headquarters, located at 8771 College Parkway, Building 2, Suite 201 in Fort Myers. Reservations may be submitted to Jacqueline Ehlers at jehlers@floridacommunity.com. Florida Artists Group was incorporated as a nonprofit organization of professional artists in 1949. Made up of artists whose work has attained national or statewide recognition, the purpose of the group is to stimulate attainment of the highest standards of creative art within the State of Florida. FLAG holds a symposium and a members exhibition in a different Florida city each year, where education and other cultural aims are advocated through lectures, panel discussions, films and demonstrations. Formed in 1963, the Art Council of Southwest Florida is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that provides educational opportunities in the arts, promotes appreciation for the arts and artists in Southwest Florida, encourages the exchange of ideas among member artists and coordinates the activities, venues and exhibition dates of its affiliated organizations. Consisting of 19 affiliated organizations with a total membership of more than 6,800 artists from Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties, the ACSWF offers many benefits to member artists including workshops, art classes, special art-related trips at reduced rates, demonstrations and lectures on artrelated topics and exhibition opportunities in the Art Councils Coop Art Gallery, affiliated league galleries, business community and judged and juried shows. As leaders, conveners, grant makers and concierges of philanthropy, the Southwest Florida Community Foundation is a foundation built on community leadership with an inspired history of fostering regional change for the common good in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. The Community Foundation is celebrating its 37th year of connecting donors and their philanthropic aspirations with evolving community needs. With assets of more than $80 million, the Community Foundation has provided more than $57 million in grants and scholarships to the communities it serves. For more information about the SWFLCF, call 274-5900 or visit www.floridacommunity.com. Cyrano by Muffy Clark Gill Whale Watching 1920s by Honey Costa Times Running Out by Cheryl Fausel


19 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 26, 2014 U.S. Team Heavy Underdogs In This Weekends Ryder Cupby Ed FrankThe biggest weekend in professional golf is upon us with the American Ryder Cup squad intent on revenging the 2012 team collapse when they lost eight of the 12 final day matches to the Europeans which resulted in a shocking 14-1/2-13/12 point loss. The Europe team has won five of the last six matches and is favored to win again this weekend at the famed Gleneagles in Scotland. Playing on foreign soil with a relatively young team, Captain Tom Watson will have to provide some magic when he selects his lineup against a veteran European squad that includes the worlds No. 1 player, Rory McIlroy, and No. 3, Sergio Garcia. Because Watson had to finalize his 12-member team prior to the season-ending Fed Ex Cup, he did not select three Americans who surged in those final weeks Billy Horschel, who won the $10 million Fed Ex, and Ryan Palmer and Chris Kirk. Three on the U.S. team are rookies without previous Ryder Cup experience Jordan Spieth, Jimmy Walker and Patrick Reed. The nine remaining veterans have a combined 45-52-19 Ryder Cup record. The European team also has three rookies: Victor Dubuisson, Jamie Donaldson and Stephen Gallacher. But their nine veterans have racked up an overwhelming 69-42-18 record. These figures show why the U.S. team is such an underdog. Nine of the 12 players on each team are selected via a formula based on prize money from the last two seasons. The team captains select the remaining three. Watson chose Keegan Bradley, Hunter Mahan and Webb Simpson. Its true that the U.S. team is missing some of the biggest names in professional golf such as Tiger Woods, Dustin Johnson and Jason Dufner, who are sidelined for various reasons. But the Americans vow to reverse the disheartening 2012 loss at the Medinah course in Chicago. The following are the Ryder Cup records of the nine team members on the American roster with previous experience: Jim Furyk 9-17-4 Bubba Watson 5-5-1 Matt Kuchar 3-2-2 Rickie Fowler 0-1-2 Phil Mickelson 14-18-6 Zach Johnson 6-4-1 Hunter Mahan 3-2-3 Keegan Bradley 3-1 The following are the records of the European team members: Rory McIIroy 4-3-2 Sergio Garcia 16-8-4 Henrik Stenson 2-3-2 Justin Rose 6-3 Martin Kaymer 3-2-1 Graeme McDowell 5-5-2 Thomas Bjorn 3-2-1 Ian Poulter 12-3 Lee Westwood 18-13-6 You will note that seven of the nine Europeans have winning Ryder Cup records compared to only four with winning records on the U.S. team. The Ryder Cup, however, is played for love of country in team competition in a sport dominated by individual play. It should be an exciting weekend, particularly if Watsons American squad pulls off an upset. Charity Classic Gala And Golf FundraiserThe Everglades Region/Florida Chapter of the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA), will make dreams come true for local children when it hosts the 17th annual Charity Classic Gala and Golf Tournament on Sunday and Monday, October 5 and 6. Proceeds from the event will benefit Barbaras Friends Golisano Childrens Hospital Cancer Fund. The Club Managers organization, which has been raising funds for children in Southwest Florida for many years. The two-day event kicks off on Sunday evening at Bonita Bay Club. Guests will experience multiple themes starting with Margaritaville, and changing as guests move from room to room, with food stations throughout the clubhouse. Guests will enjoy an ever-changing menu as they experience the unique dcor throughout the venue. The Charity Classic continues on Monday morning with a golf tournament also at play. Individual gala tickets are $150 per person. A limited number of golf and gala packages are available for $1,700 for a foursome and eight gala tickets. Event sponsors include John Deere Golf and Turf Division/Show Turf, Distributor; Club Car; Exclusive Destination Management; Bonita Bay Club, Peacock and Lewis Architects & Planners, Inc. and Sysco Foods. Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners; Club Car, LLC; Club Care Inc./Pinestraw of SWFL; Cheney Brothers, Inc.; Club Design Group; Edward Don & Company; Gates Construction; Life Fitness; Lutgert Insurance; McGladrey; Noller Design Group; Sign Pro Graphics, Inc.; Party Time Rental; Southern Wine & Spirits; Stock Development; and Wesco Turf. Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Floridas Hematology/ Oncology Program is one of just nine centers in the state and the only center in Southwest Florida designated to treat infants and children diagnosed with cancer and life threatening blood disorders. As part of Lee Memorial Health System Foundation, Barbaras Friends Golisano Childrens Hospital Cancer Fund provides lifesaving pediatric cancer treatment services not reimbursed by public or private insurance. All children receive treatment regardless of their families ability to pay for care. Donations to Barbaras Friends give local kids a fighting chance to win their battles against cancer and blood disorders. For additional event details, go to www.cmaacharityclassic.com. To purchase tickets or donate an auction item, contact Lori Cook North at 287-0780 or lori@eventfulinc.com. Cajun Classic Tees Up For Child Care The Cajun Classic sounds like a hot sauce, but its actually an annual Lee county golf tournament that has raised thousands of dollars for good causes during the past 14 years. This years Cajun Classic will be held on Saturday, October 4 at the Verandah Country Club, with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. Proceeds will benefit Lee County veterans organizations and Child Care of Southwest Floridas scholarship program. Sponsorships for the 2014 Cajun Classic range from $100 for a hole sign to the $3,000 Gumbo Sponsorship, which provides eight player positions, company logo on golf carts and a banner at the reception. Registration for an individual player is $140. For information or reservations, contact Steve Kaske at 425-1017 or Ty Harris at 851-7340. Verandah Country Club is located off Palm Beach Boulevard, a little more than two miles east of Interstate 75. The menu for the Cajun Classic includes Cajun fried catfish, gumbo, crawfish etoufee and bread pudding. Child Care of Southwest Florida provides quality early education and voluntary prekindergarten programs at six accredited centers in Lee and Hendry counties. Scholarships are provided to low-income families, allowing them to maintain employment and providing their children with the continuity that fosters learning and social development. Low-income families dont always have access to high-quality programs, and dependable child care is critical to their employment, said CCSWFL executive director Beth Lobdell. We are grateful to Chuck Winniger and the folks with the Cajun Classic for recognizing that Kindergarten is too late and helping to fund our scholarship program. Studies prove that children who are deprived of high-quality early education experiences are far more likely to drop out of school, experience teen pregnancies and run into trouble with the law. Ninety percent of the brains neurons develop by the age of five, so kindergarten is too late to start providing an effective learning environment. To learn more about Child Care of Southwest Florida, visit www.CCSWFL. org.


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 26, 201420 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My third grade daughter has been back at school now for well over a month and she is still showing signs of anxiety. Shes a bright child and can do her schoolwork without much difficulty. She also has friends and overall is a happy child. I just cant figure out why she is still anxious. What do you think? Renee M., Fort Myers Renee, Some children experience higher levels of anxiety than a parent expects. Often, children who have difficulty with change may experience higher levels of anxiety or they may be picking up anxieties at home and reflecting them. It does sound that she is coping, since you are reporting good schoolwork and friendships, but here are some tips that may reduce her anxiety: Allow your daughter to make some decisions so she feels as sense of control. Since going to school is not a choice, let her make some choices in other areas of her life, perhaps in choosing her breakfast and lunch, her clothing and maybe even her morning schedule. Talking about morning schedule brings up another way to help your daughter. Getting into the routine for school for morning, afterschool and at home is often difficult for kids after a more relaxed summer. Talk about her routines with her, ask her whats working and what isnt, and see if you can make her routines easier to implement and follow. At this point, you too may also be feeling some anxiety. It would be best if you did not share these feelings with your daughter. Dont reflect your anxiety with questions like Were you OK at school today? If you are worried about her school day, make sure to ask her a neutral question such as Tell me three things that you liked or didnt like about school today. Allow your daughter an opportunity to share her feelings about school and validate them. Maybe she doesnt like a certain teacher or student. Role-play the situation to come up with ways for her to cope with her concerns. Celebrate the positive. Make specific positive comments about how her work is improving or how you enjoy seeing her read different types of books. Specific praise is far more effective that a general comment of great job or good work. Help her manage any commitments. Does she have to practice for two sports and piano? Maybe she needs fewer activities. Assess how her commitments impact her life and perhaps go more slowly next year when school begins. Some children just need more time to adjust to the rigors of the school day. Hopefully, these small changes will help your daughter to feel more comfortable. If you do not see any change by mid-October, or you see a decline its important for you to check in with her teachers to find out what they see and if you need to go further and discuss this with your pediatrician. Shelley Greggs is adjunct faculty at Florida SouthWestern State College, where she teaches psychology and education courses. She is also a 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. Hickey ArtSPEAK Lecture At FSWThe Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at Florida SouthWestern State College announced that Dave Hickey, perhaps the most highlyrevered, widely-read and provocative writers addressing cultural issues today, will be presenting a one-off ArtSPEAK lecture on Saturday, October 4 at 1 p.m. in Rush Library Auditorium. In celebration of the 10-year anniversary of the gallerys renaming in Rauschenbergs honor and in advance of our RAUSCHENBERG: China/ America Mix exhibition opening on the artists October 22 birthday, Hickey will speak publicly for the first time on The Rauschenberg Legacy (Sans Bob). The author of popular books such as Air Guitar: Essays on Art & Democracy and The Invisible Dragon: Four Essays on Beauty, Hickeys latest endeavor the much-celebrated Pirates and Farmers: Essays on Taste is a collection of enlightening writings on cultural phenomena in a time when the commoditization and oversimplification of art seems most prevalent. Having served as Executive Editor for Art In America magazine and as a contributing editor to The Village Voice, Hickey has written for publications as wide-ranging as Rolling Stone, Art News, Artforum, Harpers Magazine, Andy Warhols Interview, Vanity Fair and Playboy, and been the subject of lengthy profiles in Texas Monthly, U.S. News and World Report, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times and The Chronicle of Higher Education. The Bob Rauschenberg Gallery was founded as The Gallery of Fine Art in 1979 on the Lee County campus of Florida SouthWestern State College/ FSW (then Edison Community College). On June 4, 2004, the Gallery of Fine Art was renamed the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery, to honor and commemorate our long time association and friendship with the artist. Over more than three decades until his death, the gallery worked closely with Rauschenberg to present world premiere exhibitions including multiple installations of the Quarter Mile or Two Furlong Piece. The artist insisted on naming the space the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery (versus the Robert Rauschenberg Gallery) as it was consistent with the intimate, informal relationship he maintained with both our local Southwest Florida community and FSW. Florida Symphony Musician Suffers Heart Attack Alan Evans, 50 year-old second trumpet for the Southwest Florida Symphony and 15-year veteran of the orchestra, suffered a massive heart attack while visiting an Orlando theme park on September 6. He subsequently suffered two strokes and remained unconscious for five days after the incident. continued on page 23 Alan Evans Dave Hickey FGCU Hosts Entrepreneur SeminarThe 6th annual Passion 2 Profit (P2P) Entrepreneur Seminar & Mini Trade Show will be held on Saturday, October 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Sugden Hall at the Resort & Hospitality Management building on campus. Cost for the event through September 26 is $49 per person, with each additional employee costing $39. Registration after September 26 is $59 per person and $49 for each additional employee. This event requires pre-registration and payment. Attendees can find out more and register online at www. sbdcseminars.org or contact the FSBDC main office at 745-3700 to register by phone. The featured speaker is Benjamin Fleischer, founder and CEO of Pyure. P2P is sponsored by Comcast Business, Wells Fargo, Southwest Florida Business Today, Courtyard Marriott, Press Printing, Boost Creative, Noack, Mitchell & Company, Kena Yoke Consulting, and Brennan, Manna & Diamond. Event partners include Roberts Advertising, Signarama, and Costco Wholesale. The FSBDC at FGCU offers oneon-one, confidential, no-cost consulting and low-cost workshops for businesses throughout Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. It is designated by the state as Floridas principal provider of business assistance. For information related to reservations and event sessions, contact Artesia Parker at 745-3700 or sbdc@fgcu.edu. Kiwanis Club Platinum Sponsor For Artful Giving Partners for Breast Cancer Care Inc. is sponsoring the 3rd annual Artful Giving Funky & Fabulous Interior Design Auction from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, October 2 at Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina in the Captiva Ballroom. All proceeds stay in Lee County to fund breast screening and diagnostic testing for underserved women and men in our community. The event includes cocktails, music, silent and live auction and a 50/50 raffle. FOX 4 anchor Patrick Nolan will serve as emcee and Bruce Scott is the auctioneer. Tickets are still available online at www.pfbcc.org or send check ($50) to Partners for Breast Cancer Care, Inc. at 9470 Healthpark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908. The Kiwanis Club welcomes service oriented business professionals and individuals to join in the effort to make a difference in the world, one child and one community at a time. Meetings are every Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. at First Watch in the McGregor Blvd Design Center, except the second Tuesday of the month. Kiwanis is a global organizations dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. For further details about the club and what they do, visit www.kiwanisgtti. com, find them on Facebook or contact President Gary Hudson at 481-7748 or gkhudson@earthlink.com.


21 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 26, 2014 LMHS Welcomes New CardiologistLee Memorial Health System announced that Mikhailia Lake, MD recently joined the professional staff of Lee Physician Group Cardiology. Dr. Lake earned her medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. She completed an Internal Medicine Internship and Residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, as well as a Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Lake is board certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine and she is a member of the American College of Cardiology and the American Medical Association. Her areas of expertise include valvular heart disease, coronary artery disease, nuclear cardiology, echocardiography, and gender disparities in cardiovascular care. Dr. Lakes office is located at 8960 Colonial Center Drive, Suite 302 in Fort Myers. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 343-9480. November 9 11 am 4 pmThe DunesGolf & Tennis Club PRESENTING SPONSORSEVENT VOLUNTEER REGISTRATIONSunday, November 9, 2014 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club www.crowclinic.orgPlease e-mail this information by October 17 to JoEllen at volunteers@crowclinic.org. You may also fax this form to 472-2334, or mail to CROW, P.O.Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. teer entrance by the Dunes clubhouse. For more information, please call us at (239) 472-3664, x 221. Name: (Print clearly) Last First CityState PhoneE-mail Are you over 21? Pre-Event(continues into event time) Event Sunday, November 9 (choose shift and position)Shift 1 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.Shift 2 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.Silent Auction Silent AuctionRoving (garbage, ice, water relief volunteer)Roving (garbage, ice, water relief volunteer)Parking Special Shifts: (continues after event) Post-Event Mikhailia Lake, MD. Cardiologist Joins Lee MemorialBhavin Patel, DO has joined Lee Memorial Health System at Lee Physician Group Cardiology. Dr. Patel earned his medical degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed an internal medicine internship and residency at Drexel University College of Medicine in Hahnemann, Pennsylvania. He also completed a cardiovascular disease fellowship at Deborah Heart and Lung Center in Brown Mills, New Jersey. Dr. Patel is board certified in internal medicine by the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine. He is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, the American College of Cardiology, the American Society of Echocardiography, the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology and The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions. Areas of expertise include valvular heart disease, coronary artery disease, echocardiography/transesophageal echocardiography, nuclear cardiology/stress testing and diagnostic cardiac catheterization. Dr. Patel will see patients in Fort Myers and Bonita Springs. Bhavin Patel, DO Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 26, 201422 Financial FocusWhen Is It Time To Make Portfolio Changes? by Jennifer BaseyThe kids are back at school and summer vacations are now just fading memories, so it must be autumn. But the seasons dont just move on the calendar they also change in your life. And, speaking of changes, youll have to make many of them as you move through the years and that includes changes to your investment portfolio. But how will you know when its time to take action? Just as Mother Nature sends out signals to indicate a change in seasons blooming flowers, falling leaves, warmer or colder temperatures, longer or shorter days, etc. your portfolio will frequently tell you when you need to make adjustments. Here are a couple of indicators you may want to heed: Out-of-balance portfolio Even the best stocks can lose value when the overall market is down, but if you only own stocks, you could take a big hit during a downturn and if it happens repeatedly, you may find it hard to even stay invested. After all, stocks will always fluctuate in value, and protection of your principal is not guaranteed. Yet you can at least help defend yourself against market volatility by balancing your portfolio with a mix of stocks, bonds, government securities, certificates of deposit (CDs) and other investments, with the percentage of each type of asset based on your individual goals, time horizon and risk tolerance. Overweighting of individual investments Related to the point made above, you can also have too much money kept in a single investment, such as an individual stock or bond. Sometimes, this overweighting can happen almost on its own, as when a stock, or stock-based vehicle, has increased so much in value that it now takes on a larger percentage of your portfolio than you had intended possibly bringing with it more risk than you had intended, too. As a general rule, no single investment should take up more than a small percentage of your entire portfolio. Your own life may also send you some messages regarding changes you may need to make to your investment and financial strategies. Here are just a few of the milestones that may trigger necessary moves: New child Youll need to review your life insurance to make sure its sufficient to help provide for a newborn or newly adopted child, should anything happen to you. You may also want to begin investing in a college savings vehicle, such as a 529 plan. New job Assuming your new job offers you a retirement plan, such as a 401(k) or similar vehicle, youll have some choices to make. How much can you afford to contribute? How should you allocate your dollars among the investment choices offered in the plan? How can you best integrate your 401(k) or other plan into your overall investment portfolio to avoid duplication? Impending retirement As you enter retirement, you may want to adjust your portfolio to help reduce its short-term fluctuations and to provide more current income opportunities. At the same time, you may still need to invest for growth you could be retired for two or three decades, and youll need to stay ahead of inflation. Pay close attention to the messages coming from your portfolio and from your life. These signals will give you a good idea of when its time to make the right investment-related moves. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jennifer.basey@edwardjones.com. Relay For Life Kick-Off PartyThe annual Lee County Relay For Life organizational kick-off party will be held on Thursday, October 2 at the Crown Plaza Hotel, 13051 Bell Tower Drive in South Fort Myers. The event runs from 6 to 8 p.m. with food, refreshments and prizes available throughout the evening. It is open to members of existing relay teams, people who might want to find out how to form or join a team, or anyone in the community that wants to find out more about the role and activities of Relay For Life. Relay For Life is one of the strongest tools in the battle against cancer in Lee County. Made up entirely of volunteers working as teams or individuals, Relay holds a variety of fund raising activities throughout the year, culminating in the Relay Celebration festival, which will be held in April 2015 at Lakes Park. This is the 21st year for Relay in Lee County. What makes Relay such a powerful tool against cancer in Lee County is that all the money raised in the county stays in Lee County, except for a small allocation which is contributed to national research. The kick-off party mixes fun with a chance to meet the Relay leadership time as well as providing an opportunity for new teams and individuals to obtain information about Relay, team membership and fundraising ideas. Anyone interested in establishing or joining a team should feel free to attend. This year, there is no sign-up fees for teams, so all money raised goes directly to Relay For Life. For more information, contact Gertrude Murphy at gmurphy96@comcast.net or call 822-4496. AppleJuiceSelling Your iPadby Barbara Koeplinger, First Vice President, SWACKSSomeone told me they got a new iPad and wanted to know what they should do now. They wanted to give away their old iPad, but didnt want to leave their personal information on it. Before you do this procedure, SYNC your iPad one more time to your computer so that you have your iPad backed up. To put your iPad to factory new, go to SETTINGS, then to GENERAL, then to RESET, then click on ERASE and RESET. This will erase everything. It will be factory new. With your new iPad, you have a couple of choices: 1. You can set your new iPad as NEW. 2. You can sync with your computer and at that time all of your old information will be placed on your new Apple. If you dont want all your old information just uncheck Apps you dont want or music or Pictures etc before resyncing your new iPad and/or delete obsolete information you dont want prior to your last sync of your old iPad. Remember, you also have control over which things you sync to the cloud. This is located in your settings under iCloud. Remember most of your information is stored in the cloud. You can reinstall your programs like Numbers and all of your documents from the cloud will come back. How you choose to set up your new iPad is a personal preference. Restoring as new is long and tedious. If you have changed email addresses and have changed your Facebook, you have to restore as new as your old original information is stored in your old iPad and that is a glitch with Apple. So keep your old iPad until you figure out your options. Workshops are held the second Tuesday of each month from 1 to 3 p.m., and meetings on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. (with the exception of July and August) at Zion Lutheran Church, 7401 Winkler Road in Fort Myers. For more information on the South West Florida Apple Computer Knowledge Society, visit www.swacks. org. Doctor and DietitianDo You Wake Up Hungry? You Should Eat Meatby Ross Hauser, MD and Marion Hauser, MS, RDOxidative rate tells us how quickly or slowly you metabolize food, or how long it takes your body to breakdown, absorb, and utilize food. To feel your best, you must maintain a stable blood sugar level. Your cells live on two primary fuels: oxygen and sugar. If your blood sugar levels go too high or too low, energy production within the cell is compromised. In order to determine what type of foods are best for your individual Diet Type, we look at patients abilities to maintain stable blood sugar levels after a drinking a glucose load. This is called a Glucose Tolerance Test, similar to the test that women take during pregnancy for gestational diabetes. Patients who metabolize carbohydrates (sugar) very quickly are called fast oxidizers. They typically present with low fasting blood sugar levels, with levels below 60 mg/dL in the morning. Think about how this could cause a problem if you didnt realize that you had this condition? If a fast oxidizer skips breakfast and does not bring the low blood sugar level up, he/she will experience fatigue, inability to concentrate, mental fog, and even nausea. Thus it is particularly important that fast oxidizers eat every few hours and eat the right types of food. A fast oxidizer typically requires protein and fat with every meal versus a carbohydrate-based meal. Fast oxidizers do not do well with caffeinated products or sugary foods because these items cause the blood sugar levels to rise quickly and drop quickly. Thus a trip to the local coffee shop for a caf mocha and a muffin is not a good breakfast choice for a fast oxidizer. Fast oxidizers should choose foods such as meats, including chicken, beef, fish, and vegetables, olives, olive oil, nuts, seeds, nut butter, and similar foods, in order to keep their blood sugar levels balanced. If you have a question for us, email us at DrandDietitian@CaringMedical.com. This information is not intended to treat, cure or diagnose your condition. Caring Medical and Rehabilitation Services has two locations: one in Oak Park, Illinois, and one in Fort Myers. It was established in 1991 by Ross Hauser, MD, and Marion Hauser, MS, RD. They can be reached at info@caringmedical.com.


23 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 26, 2014 deaRPharmacistHow To Deal Withby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Reader: As a pharmacist for 25 years, Ive been asked some basic questions so todays column is devoted to giving you answers and ways to deal with various pharmacy concerns. In no particular order: How can I get a lower dose of medication since the tablet or capsule only comes in one strength? Easy to solve! Call the pharmacist and ask if the capsule contents can be dumped into applesauce and, if the answer is yes, then dump out half (or a quarter) of the contents and recap it. Save the rest for later. Tablets that can be broken are easy to spot. Youll see a breakable score in the middle of the tablet. If the answer is no, this medicine cannot be split or dumped, then have your doctor call it in to a compounding pharmacy. They prepare special dosages. For example, Viagra, the super sex pill is also used for cardiovascular conditions. Some men and women cannot take the full Viagra dosage, so the same active ingredient (sildenafil) is mixed into a liquid, allowing you to take lower doses or titrate up. How do I deal with a rude clerk? Yep, this happens. I would certainly tell the store or pharmacy manager about your experience. How do I deal with high prescription prices? There are pharmacy assistance programs that offer deep discounts to those who are in need, but the paperwork is extensive depending on the drug you are applying for. I recommend generics where available. If the medication you take does not come in generic, then switch to a sister drug in the same class that does come in generic. An example of this is with Abilify, the medication that had the highest amount of sales in the U.S., in 2013 hitting $6,460,215,394.00 (thats 6.5 billion US dollars!) and the generic isnt available until 2015. So if you cant afford Abilify, used for various emotional and psychiatric disorders, you should ask your doctor to rewrite the prescription for Risperdal. This drug has a similar effect on the body as Abilify, but it has a more affordable generic equivalent right now. These drugs are not exactly the same ingredient, but they have some similar effects on the brain. What do I do if the pharmacy I go to is out of stock? If you can wait for them to order your medication I would do that. Ask if they can advance you three pills until it comes in. Many pharmacies will grant this so long as it is not a controlled (addictive) substance but the judgment for this is with each pharmacist. Computers today allow pharmacists to check another stores stock to see if another location has your drug. To prevent running out, keep a list of your meds and when they are due. You can also ask your pharmacist to automatically refill your medicine, and they will track when it comes due and automatically refill it. 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. SuzyCohen.com. Mom And Me by Lizzie and PryceLizzie and Pryce answer your questions and give advice about aging concerns from a two-generational perspective. A mother and daughter team, Lizzie is a retired RN and health educator, and Pryce is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice who specializes in the care of elders and people with chronic illnesses. Dear Mom & Me, My husband and I moved into a 55-plus community 10 years ago. Without hesitation, we signed all of the legal documents that said, No one under the age of 18 would be living permanently in our home because we thought no one would. Then, our son and his wife both developed extreme health problems, so we had to take their kids ages 7, 9 and 14 on a temporary basis. That was two years ago. The kids have to play and they do make noise, and they also leave their stuff around. The older one is now driving and he needed a car to go to school, etc. It is all a big mess and now we have been given notice from the community that the children must leave. They feel that they have been very understanding (and they have), but we make too much noise, it is against the original documents to have children under 18 permanently and their patience is exhausted. The real estate market is so bad the kids parents are struggling with their problems and now we have ours. What do you suggest we do? Todd Dear Todd, It seems that you are in a very difficult position with little wiggle room. If you signed a contract stipulating no minors may live permanently, you do have an obligation to meet the terms of the contract. As an option, is it possible for your grandchildren to live with you during the week and go home to their parents during the weekend, with private duty support? What I am suggesting is hiring a private duty individual to care for the children while they are at their parents home, since the parents are not in a position to care for them. In this way, the children are not living permanently with you, and are able to see their parents while being cared for appropriately. In the meantime, you need to explore other options to move if this interim would not be possible. Pryce Dear Todd, I am very sorry that you find yourself in this dilemma. Homeowners associations have a great deal of power, and these associations are in complete control and you must obey their demands. In the short term, I hope Pryces suggestion might work, but I am sorry to say you should start to look immediately for other housing options. Lizzie Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. IN THE FALL OF 2014 Look for us at our new larger location conveniently located near Publix in South Pointe Commons at College Pkwy.DOCTORS EYECARE CENTERS New Address 5995 South Pointe Blvd, #111 Fort Myers, FL 33919 239-482-0355 239-332-1555A member of Robert G. LeSage, OD Timothy E. Underhill, OD WE ARE MOVING SOON From page 23Musician Suffers Heart AttackEvans was transported to Dr. Phillips Hospital in Orlando, where he remains in critical condition. While he has regained consciousness, he continues to breathe with the assistance of a ventilator. Evans will require surgery to remove multiple arterial blockages, but is unable to undergo surgery until he is able to breathe on his own. Evans lives in Sarasota with his wife of 18 years, Carlann Evans, violinist for the Sarasota Orchestra, and their two children, 12-year-old Ethan and 10-yearold Alana. Evans remains guardedly optimistic about her husbands recovery. She says he has opened his eyes and seems to recognize people, but is still unable to communicate. In order to defray medical costs, Southwest Florida Symphony principal flutist, Bill Larsen, has launched a GoFundMe campaign for the Evans family. Donations may be made by visiting www.gofundme.com/emtl8w, or made directly to the Evans family by sending checks to the Southwest Florida Symphony office in care of Carlann Evans. The Southwest Florida Symphonys mailing address is 8290 College Parkway, Suite 103, Fort Myers, FL 33919. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 26, 201424 Highlights Of Coastal Cleanup On Sanibel And Captiva On September 20, students from Lexington Middle School in Fort Myers volunteered to pick up debris at Lighthouse Beach on Sanibel as part of the 28th annual International Coastal Cleanup, sponsored by the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF), Keep Lee County Beautiful and the Ocean Conservancy photos by Jeff Lysiak From left, Janice Manley, Donna Aldrich and Kristie Anders assigned cleanup destinations at the SCCF Nature Center Students from Cypress Lake High School were eager to begin their cleanup effort at Bowmans Beach Boy Scout Troop 4 from Cape Coral had a picnic lunch following the cleanup Lexington Middle Schools Trevor Martin, Rebekah Oyster, Margaret Schwartz, Kayla Compton and Rebecca Luman picked up debris from the dunes at Lighthouse Beach From left, Ally Welker, William Gonzales, Jacinto Parra, Kim Boone, Autumn Soto, Allison McKenzie and Preston Massoglia Standing from left, Caroline Clemens, Riley Bauman, Sarah Geiger, Miriam Reyes and Karla Victoria. In front, Billie Woosley. Cape Coral Cub Scout Pack 4 leaders Neil Erickson and Ken Benson pick up trash found on the causeway islands with scouts William, Kyle and Alexander The Thomas family from Fort Myers Jack, Ginger and Vivianne cleaned up a beach on the east end of Sanibel Beth Hunt from Tampa and Sharon Capistran from Uxbridge, Massachusetts volunteer their time each year to the cleanup effort


PUZZLE ANSWERS 1. GEOGRAPHY: The Yakima River flows through which U.S. state? 2. TELEVISION: What was the theme song to the sitcom Friends? 3. MUSIC: What pop music group had a hit album in 1969 titled The Age of Aquarius? 4. COMICS: Which comic strip featured a character called Dragon Lady? 5. MEDICINE: How long is the average adults spinal cord? 6. FOOD AND DRINK: What fast-food franchise featured the story of Jared S. Fogle, who lost a lot of weight eating their products? 7. LITERATURE: Where did the Grinch live in the Dr. Seuss story How the Grinch Stole Christmas!? 8. MOVIES: What was the name of the mad scientist in The Rocky Horror Picture Show? 9. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What is the significance of the acronym ROY G BIV? 10. FAMOUS QUOTES: What comedian and actor once said, A day without sunshine is like, you know, night? TRIVIA TEST 1. Washington 2. Ill Be There For You (The Rembrants) 3. The 5th Dimension 4. Terry and the Pirates 5. 17 to 18 inches 6. Subway 7. Mount Crumpit 8. Dr. Frank-N-Furter 9. A mnemonic device to remember the colors of the rainbow 10. Steve Martin ANSWERSDID YOU KNOW25 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 26, 2014 My Stars FOR WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 29, 2014 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Travel plans could be interrupted by the re-emergence of a workplace problem that was never quite fully resolved. Deal with it at once, and then take off on that well-deserved trip. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Aspects favor cultural activities for sensuous Bovines. Attend a concert or an art show. Better yet, create something yourself (a poem, perhaps?), and dedicate it to someone special. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Respect any doubts you might now be feeling about a new situation. They could be reflecting your inner awareness that some essential information might be missing. Check it out. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Its important to start the new month with as clean a slate as possible. Either complete all those unfinished tasks or pass them on to others who would be more than happy to take them on. LEO (July 23 to August 22) This is a good time to cut down on expenses and tame that urge to splurge. Applying some financial discipline now could help the Big Cat ride out a possible monetary crunch later on. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Money matters are dominant this week. Recheck your accounts and make sure theyre up-to-date. Also, pay more attention to personal issues before they become major problems. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) You might be tempted to employ the same tactics as your adversary, but that could backfire. Better to use the same balanced approach that has worked for you before and could again. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A changing workplace environment could stir up confusion as well as apprehension. Best to ignore the rumors and get the facts. You could find that the changes bring positive elements. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Communication is easier this week with people ready and eager to hear what you have to say. Also, check for possible technical problems before you start your new project. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Aspects favor change for the usually traditional Goat. Opening your mind to possibilities you had ignored could lead you to make decisions you once considered improbable. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Making personal as well as professional adjustments to changing conditions might be easier with more information explaining the hows and whys of the situations in question. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) With a growing tide of positive reactions to buoy your confidence, this could be the right time to put the finishing touches to your new project and get it well and truly launched. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a gift for setting an example of quiet, calm reasoning in the midst of chaotic conditions. On Oct. 4, 1937, legendary blues singer Bessie Smith is buried near Philadelphia. Smith was killed a few days earlier when the old Packard she was driving hit a parked truck near Coahoma, Mississippi. In 1923, Smith had released her first record, Down-Hearted Blues. On Sept. 30, 1949, after 15 months and more than 250,000 flights, the Berlin Airlift officially comes to an end. The daily airlift supplied tons of food and other goods. Without firing a shot, the Americans foiled the Soviet plan to hold West Berlin hostage. On Sept. 29, 1954, Willie Mays, centerfielder for the New York Giants, makes an amazing over-the-shoulder catch of a fly ball hit by Cleveland Indians first baseman Vic Wertz to rob Wertz of extra bases in Game 1 of the 1954 World Series. The catch has gone down as one of the greatest in baseball history. On Oct. 1, 1962, Johnny Carson takes over from Jack Paar as host of the late-night talk program The Tonight Show. Carson went on to host The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson for three decades, handing over the reins to Jay Leno in 1992. On Oct. 2, 1971, Maggie May becomes Rod Stewarts first No. 1 hit and tops the U.K. and U.S. pop charts simultaneously. Maggie May was a last-minute addition to the album Every Picture Tells a Story and was originally released as the B side to the single Reason to Believe. On Oct. 3, 1981, a hunger strike by Irish nationalists at the Maze Prison in Belfast in Northern Ireland is called off after seven months and 10 deaths. In the aftermath of the strike, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher agreed to give in to several of the protesters demands, including the right to wear civilian clothing. On Oct. 5, 1990, Henry & June, starring Uma Thurman, Fred Ward and Maria de Medeiros, opens in theaters as the first film with an NC-17 rating. A month earlier, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) had debuted NC-17 (No One Under 17 Admitted) as a replacement for the X rating. It was French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte who made the following sage observation: Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake. Given the notoriety Las Vegas enjoys as a place for quick weddings, you might be surprised to learn that, technically, it is illegal in that city for a mustachioed man to kiss a woman. In 1923, a man named Frank Hayes earned the distinction of becoming the first (and so far only) person to win a horse race posthumously. Hayes was actually a trainer rather than a jockey, and he was riding a 20-1 underdog named Sweet Kiss. It seems that Hayes suffered a heart attack in the midst of the race, but his body stayed in the saddle while Sweet Kiss beat the odds to cross the finish line first. For the rest of her life, the horse he rode was nicknamed Sweet Kiss of Death. In his spare time, Jim Cummings, a successful voice actor, calls sick children in hospital wards and talks to them as some of his most famous characters, including Winnie the Pooh and Tigger. Some state names have come to the English language through roundabout routes. Take Alaska, for example. The state name comes from the Aleut word alaxsxaq, which in turn comes from the Russian meaning the object toward which the action of the sea is directed. Those who study such things say that even fish can have distinct personalities. Within a single species, scientists have observed that some fish are quite adventurous, willing to go to great lengths to obtain food or a mate, while others are much more timid, eschewing daring feats altogether. If a man does his best, what else is there? -General George S. Patton THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY SPORTS QUIZ 1. Which major-league team drafted current New England quarterback Tom Brady as a catcher in 1995? 2. In 2014, Washington Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez set a franchise record for most victories in a season (21). Who had held the mark? 3. There are three placekickers in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Name two of them. 4. Name the only team that Michigan States Magic Johnson lost to in the NCAA mens basketball tournament. 5. The St. Louis Blues set a franchise record in the 2013-14 NHL season for most victories (52). What had been the highest total? 6. Who holds the NASCAR record for most consecutive victories by a car owner in Cup competition? 7. When was the last time before 2014 that Roger Federer did not make the final eight in mens tennis singles at the French Open. ANSWERS 1. The Montreal Expos. 2. Ross Grimsley won 20 games in 1978, when the team was based in Montreal. 3. George Blanda, Lou Groza and Jan Stenerud. 4. Kentucky in the Elite Eight, during Johnsons freshman year in 1978. 5. The Blues won 51 games in the 1999-2000 season. 6. Carl Kiekhaefers teams tallied 16 consecutive wins in 1956. 7. It was 2004.


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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 SEPTEMBER 26, 201430 Emergency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .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 Fort 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .338-3500ARTSAlliance for the Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 939-2787 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 . . . . . . . . . . . 288-2535 Gulf Coast Symphony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 489-1800 Harmony Chorus, Charles Sutter, Pres . . . . . . . . . . 481-8059 Naples Philharmonic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239-597-1111 The Schoolhouse Theater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472-6862 SW 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 Embroiderers Guild of America Sea Grape Chapter . . . .239-267-1990 FM UDC Chapter 2614 United Daughters of the Confederacy . 728-3743 Friendship Force Of SW FL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 561-9164 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 . . . . . . . . . . . .561-2118Kiwanis 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 To be listed in calling card email your information to: press@riverweekly.com My name is Polo and Im putting out a plea to please come adopt me! Seriously, I have been at the shelter since April. I was abandoned and the shelter has been the best experience of my life so far. My friends here tell me theres lots more to life and a forever home is a wonderful thing to have. Ive been training to be the best dog I can, so Im ready. I get along with other dogs and really enjoy being a part of play groups here at the shelter. Wont you please consider making me a part of your family? My adoption fee is only $15 (regularly $75) during Animal Services Fill Your Empty Nest adoption promotion. Im Vincent. My owner was overwhelmed and had too many animals so thats how I ended up at the shelter. I am still a wee little baby so I know there are better times ahead. I am very used to being around other animals so I would fit right into a multi-pet household. I really am as precious as I am cute! My adoption fee is only $15 (regularly $75) during Animal Services adoption promotion. For information about this weeks pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at www. LeeLostPets.com. When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office, off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, rabies vaccination and county license if three months or older, flea treatment, worming, heartworm test for dogs six months and over, feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, training DVD, 10-day health guarantee, and a bag of Science Diet pet food. The adoption package is valued at $500. Vincent ID# 594176 Polo ID# 587259


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