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FREETake Me Home VOL. 13, NO. 39 OCTOBER 3, 2014From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Meet Original Highwaymen Artist Al BlackAl Black, an original Highwaymen artist, will give a live painting demonstration, talk about his inspirational life and offer a Q&A with attendees on Saturday, October 4 from 10 a.m. to noon at Lee County Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers. He will have original artwork for sale, with proceeds benefitting the Lee County Alliance for the Arts and Southwest Florida Museum of History Foundation. His presentation, sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council, is in conjunction with Sons of the Sun: The Highwaymen on display at the Southwest Florida Museum of History in Fort Myers. Admission is free. Born in Barlow, Mississippi in 1945, Black left home when he was 14 to escape the cotton fields. He found work in nearby Jackson, and a contractor who noticed that he was a better talker than a worker enlisted him to recruit migrant farm laborers. Black eventually settled in Fort Pierce in 1964 and went to work for Fort Pierce Typewriter. He came across African-American artists and their salesmen, who were selling paintings from the trunks of their cars and by knocking on doors. Unable to gain gallery representation in the segregated Jim Crowe era, this group of 26 black, mostly self-taught artists, became known as The Highwaymen. Black soon became their top seller. Following a Highwaymen co-founders untimely murder in 1970, the groups artistic output waned. Needing more works to sell, Black took up painting, and quickly became adept. In 1997, Black, addicted to crack cocaine, was sent to prison for nine years for drugs and grand theft. As fate would have it, a newspaper article on The Highwaymen ran in 1998, and the prison wardens gave Black an unprecedented license to liven up the drab institutions he was shuttled around to. As the only Highwaymen muralist, his life and work were continued on page 6 Al Black Model Railroad Attraction Now Open At Shell PointThe Gulf Coast Model Railroad, the Florida-shaped model train display at Shell Point Retirement Community, opened for season on October 1, with free tours offered on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. through April. Offering a unique look at historic and modern sites throughout the state, the 40x40foot display features several running trains and hundreds of recognizable miniature geographic landmarks such as Tallahassees old Capitol Building, Pensacola freight yards, the Gainesville Gator Bowl, Walt Disney World (including Epcot), Kennedy Space Center (with an orbiting Space Shuttle), Miamis famous hotels, the Everglades, the Sanibel Lighthouse and even Shell Point Retirement Community. continued on page 18 Shell Points model railroad attraction Art Center October EventsOn Thursday, October 2, the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center will feature a new art exhibition by Arturo Correa at an exclusive preview and dinner with the artist, paired with an innovative seasonal tasting menu prepared by resident chef Mike Gavala of G3 Catering. Cost is $85 per person or $150 per couple, which includes wine with entre. October 3 is Art Walk featuring the exhibition Stage 16 by Arturo Correa. In Stage 16, Correa created an assorted number of art works with a wide range of elements to make a statement. The audience will have an opportunity to react and connect the different characters and situations in the paintings. The works will be on view through October 29. October 6 is TGIM: Fort Myers Film Festivals Indie Movie Monday, held on the first Monday of every month now through February. Review and discuss short films in consideration for the Fort Myers Film Festival. Celebrity guest judges are NBC2/ ABC7s Krista Fogelsong, Crave chef Brian Roland, musical producer Kingsley Gardner, Mundofox TVs Lorena Placencia, musical guest X-Factors Jazzlyn Little. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Films start at 7 p.m. Cost is $10, $8 for seniors and students.continued on page 22 Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center Haunted Walk And Friendly Forest ReturnIts that ghoulish time of year again, when freaks of nature roam freely at the Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium in Fort Myers during the Haunted Walk. This year, there will be strange, mutant animals prowling the grounds. Arrive dressed up in your finest freaky getup; if you blend in, you might be safe. The walk begins at 7:30 p.m. on October 10, 11, 17, 18, 24 and 31. Ticket sales open at 7 p.m. There is a kid-friendly version known as the Friendly Forest. There will be games, crafts and candy for the little visitors up to age 10. Costumes are expected. The Friendly Forest is open October 25 and 26 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Haunted Walk and Friendly Forest are community events the Calusa Nature Center & Planetariums biggest fundraiser. The money raised keeps the doors open for another year of Connecting People with Nature. The Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium is a private, not for profit, environmental education organization. The 105-acre site has a museum, three nature trails, a planetarium, butterfly and bird aviaries, a gift shop and meeting and picnic areas. Various reptiles, amphibians and arthropods are also on site. The museums interpretive displays address many issues affecting the area, from water resources to the plight of the endangered manatee. The stars are always out in the planetarium, the only one south of Bradenton and west of the Miami. Check the planetarium pages for astronomical happenings and other special events. The museum, planetarium and large portions of the nature trails are accessible to people with disabilities. The museum, aviaries and trails are open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The center is located at 3450 Ortiz Avenue at the intersection of Colonial Boulevard and Six Mile Cypress, one minute from I-75 at Exit 136. For more information, contact Diana Santos at diana@calusanature.org or 2753435 or Mary Rawl at mrawl@calusanature.org


THE RIVER OCTOBER 3, 20142 Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now: Half A Block, Half In The Works by Gerri Reaves, PhDThis historic photo is remarkable not only for its quality, but for the moment it documents. Todays Earnhardt block was half completed. FW Hunt was one of the best professional photographers of early 20th-century Fort Myers and proprietor of Hunt Fotos. He took this photo of the southwest corner of First and Jackson almost certainly in 1914. On the corner stands the Bank of Fort Myers Building, with its secondand third-story sections. Adjacent to the bank (at right) is the Langford Building. When Harvie E. Heitman built the bank in 1910 to 1911, a building boom rippled down that side of the street, as wooden structures were replaced with modern brick or stone ones. In 1911, Taff Langford tore down his wood-frame building next door and constructed the two-story brick one shown in the photo. Notice the plate with the name Langford on the upper faade. The fact that Heitmans Earnhardt Building is under construction west of the Langford (far right) is an important clue in pinpointing the date. The 193-foot Earnhardt opened in February 1915, filling the space between the Langford and the granite First National Bank at the Hendry Street corner, which had already opened in August 1914. Thus, the Earnhardt completed the block. Another clue that strongly suggests the year 1914 is the presence of the Grand Theatre, whose large T-shaped sign hangs on the Langford. That theatre was not only the first motion picture theatre in town, but the origin of todays Arcade Theatre. Note several movie posters around the entrance. Manager John Towles Hendry had started the theatre on September 1, 1908. It was originally called the Royal Palm Theatre and was in a little saloon building, as one source phrases it. (That year, the county voted to go dry, so plenty of vacant saloon spaces were available, including Langfords.) The movie theater was a success, and a couple of weeks later, Hendry installed electric fans for the comfort of movie-goers. Mrs. JT Nell Hendry played the piano to accompany the movies projected onto a canvas screen. The theater continued in the brick Langford with many improvements. However, in February 1915, the business was burned out and temporarily relocated until the Heitman Arcade Theatre was completed. In the meantime, Hendry apparently was briefly co-proprietor of the new Court Theatre in Tonnelier Court (todays Patio de Leon). He subsequently became manager of the Arcade when it opened in 1917. Today, the Bank of Fort Myers Building houses a restaurant at street level and offices above. The Langford Building, renamed the Miller Building decades ago, is undergoing renovation and will assume the original name. Walk down to First and Jackson to see the historic half-block, still intact after more than a century. Then continue the short distance to the Southwest Florida Museum of History at 2031 Jackson Street to learn more about the two oldest structures on the Earnhardt block. For information, call 321-7430 or go to www.museumofhistory.org. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. And dont forget to visit the Southwest Florida Historical Society, located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard on the campus of the Lee County Alliance for the Arts. continued on page 18 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 The Bank of Fort Myers is occupied by a restaurant and offices, and the Langford LangfordMiller Building is undergoing renovation. The name Langford is still in place on the faade. photo by Gerri Reaves The Bank of Fort Myers and the Langford Buildings were the first half of todays Earnhardt block. Circa 1914, a furniture store occupied the two-story section of the bank at street level, and a movie theater and cash grocery occupied the Langford. The Earnhardt Building is under construction (far right). photo courtesy Kathryn Wilbur


3 THE RIVER OCTOBER 3, 2014 Fort Myers Public Art: Rauschenberg: China/America Mix Solo Exhibitby Tom HallIn celebration of the 10-year anniversary of the renaming of the Gallery of Fine Art at Florida SouthWestern State College (formerly Edison State College), the Bob Rauschenberg Gallerys fall programming will focus exclusively on the enduring legacy and profound global impact of its namesake artist Bob Rauschenberg. From October 22 through December 17, the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery will premiere Rauschenberg: China/America Mix the first solo exhibition of the artists work at the gallery since his death in 2008. In 1982, Rauschenberg visited Jing Xian, China. While there, he spent a substantial portion of his time working at the ancient Xuan Paper Mill and taking photographs documenting his trip. The resulting prints and images prompted Rauschenberg to take his ROCI exhibition to China three years later in 1985. In so doing, Rauschenberg became the first western contemporary artist to personally exhibit in the Peoples Republic of China. The act of showcasing the Rauschenberg Overseas Cultural Initiative there truly marked a turning point in the evolution of modern Chinese art from Soviet-inspired socialist realism to more avantgarde modes of expression. While the scope and magnitude of the influence the 1985 exhibition had on the Chinese avantgarde, most art historians agree that without this prominent show some of Chinas most dynamic works of contemporary art would never have been created. The ROCI exhibition at the China Art Gallery was only open from November 18 to December 8, 1985. More than 30,000 attended that first day, with in excess of 300,000 individuals, including artists from around the nation, turning out for the show during its three-week run. After the 1985 exhibition, Rauschenberg delivered a well-received lecture at the Central Academy of Graphic Art in Beijing and met with artists from Wuming huahui, the enigmatic, radical Anonymous Painting Group. The exhibition halls were crowded with people who felt refreshed by a totally new form of art that they did not quite yet understand, author Zhang Zhaohui later recalled. It served to excite young Chinese artists enthusiasm to learn from him, and the show proved a stimulant to the nascent avant-garde movement. Overnight, a number of Chinese artists began producing ready-mades and installations, and hundreds of avant-garde art groups and experimental art exhibitions appeared. Rauschenbergs use of borrowed imagery and objects in his mixed media compositions and combines was a natural fit for the Chinese, who have a long history of venerating appropriation in their works of art. After the rapid economic growth and sudden influx of Western consumer products into China during the early 1990s, the appropriation of everyday consumer goods for artistic purposes became a particularly relevant way for many Chinese artists to express themselves as seen in works of Political Pop and Cynical Realism, notes author Mary Lynn Kotz in her tome Rauschenberg Himself (Harry N. Abrams, publisher, May 3, 1987). Artists such as Wang Guangyi, Li Bangyao, Yang Guoxin, Fang Shaohua, Yuan Xiaofang, Li Shan, Yu Youhan, and Liu Dahong began using formal vocabularies influenced by American Pop artists such as Robert Rauschenberg and Andy continued on page 20 Rauschenberg: China/America Mix will open October 22 263.41 N 815.18 W FREE MARINA DOCKAGE Where its Happy Hour all the time!!! Lunch, Dinner & Snacks in Between Plus live music 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 during this exciting festival! Make sure you pick up a Nellies discount card come in six times and get a FREE mealAward-Winning Restaurant: Best Place for Live Music Best Casual Dining


THE RIVER OCTOBER 3, 20144 FGCU Professor To Address Historical SocietyFlorida Gulf Coast University public affairs professor Peter Bergerson will speak at the next Southwest Florida Historical Society meeting, scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 9. The event will be held at the Southwest Florida Museum of History, 2031 Jackson Street in Fort Myers. Bergersons talk is titled Floridas Gubernatorial Elections 1964-2014: The Fifty Year Evolution of the Political Climate. During his lecture, he will trace the history of campaigns and elections for governor in Florida over those years. He will also ask trivia question. Bergerson is regularly interviewed on local television newscasts and in regional newspapers. There is no admission charge and the public is invited to hear Bergerson speak. The Southwest Florida Historical Society is a non-profit organization operated by volunteers. For more information, call 939-4044. Southwest Florida Historical Society October ExhibitsThe Southwest Florida Historical Society currently has two exhibits on display at its Fort Myers research center on the campus of the Alliance for the Arts. They will remain on display through the end of October. One focuses on life around Pine Island Sound in the early 1900s. Society board member Robert Ballard, whose family has lived on Pine Island for more than 120 years, organized this exhibit of old family photos. The photos include family members on Cayo Costa in 1929, on boats and at family gatherings in Bokeelia and other nearby locales. The other October exhibit focuses on the killing of Edgar Watson in 1910. He was shot in Chokoloskee by neighbors. Author Peter Mathiessen turned the true story into four award-winning novels. There is no admission charge. The Southwest Florida Historical Society, a non-profit organization run by volunteers, is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to noon and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. For more information, call 939-4044. LeeTran Sets New Record For Food DriveLeeTran collected 178,200 pounds of food Sunday in its 6th annual Fill Our Fleet To Feed The Hungry food drive, exceeding both its goal and last years total. Last Sundays record-setting collection brings LeeTrans six-year grand total to 611,521 pounds of food donated to the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida. Food drive partner, Publix Supermarkets, sold donation bags for three weeks prior to the September 21 Fill Our Fleet event. On Sunday, LeeTran vehicles and volunteers visited all 33 Publix in Lee County to stuff the buses. Generous shoppers also gave $1,904 in cash, which the food bank can leverage into an additional $11,424 in food for the hungry in our area. Last years food drive brought in 167,957 pounds; LeeTran set this years goal at 175,000 pounds after learning that the food banks supplies were severely depleted. The LeeTran drive comes at the perfect time of year for us, said food bank President and CEO Al Brislain. Our inventory was extremely low because of the high demand over the summer. Food bank staff and volunteers have already begun sorting and packaging the non-perishable foodstuffs for distribution to its 150-plus partner agencies. Were very proud to be able to use our fleet of vehicles once a year for such a good cause, said LeeTran Director Steve Myers. We started this event in 2009 when our county was hard-hit by the recession, and its very gratifying to know that weve put food on the tables of tens of thousands of hungry families. Id especially like to thank our partner, Publix, without whom we couldnt have made this drive a success, Myers added, as well as the generosity of the thousands of Publix customers who donated. LeeTran is a department of Lee County government responsible for public bus service, paratransit service, and commuter services. The Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida is a member of Feeding America, and last year provided 18.7 million pounds of food within the five counties of Southwest Florida. Candidate Meet-And-GreetThe first annual Candidate Meetand-Greet, hosted by The Butterfly Estates, will be held on October 10 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the estates, 1815 Fowler Street in Fort Myers. There is no charge to attend. Meet local, county and state candidates. Wine and beer will be available for purchase. Food will be available from Z Crpes Caf. Hand-rolled sushi will be available from the Bubble Tea Room.There will be a Grande Raffle hosted by The Shoppes at the Butterfly Estates. Prizes include memberships to the Butterfly Conservatory and gift cards from local merchants. Peter Bergerson Workshop At Slough PreserveImmerse yourself in a day of feeling connected and grounded to the Earth at the Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve on Friday, October 17. The workshop, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., is designed to allow the beauty and serenity of the slough to take you deep into relaxation and introspection. Guided experiences and physical activities will awaken your sense of wonder and awe. A Wet Walk program is included. Bring a brown bag lunch, change of clothes, tie-on shoes, towel and bag for wet items. Dress for the outdoors. Cost is $25 ($20 for workshop, $5 parking to be paid at the machine or Lee County parking sticker). Sign up on-ine at www.leeparks.org or by phone at 5337440. For more information, call Mary Rude at 533-7555. For more information, visit www.LeeParks.org The Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve is at 7751 Penzance Boulevard in Fort Myers. 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


5 THE RIVER OCTOBER 3, 2014 Book ReviewMary Ann Carroll: First Lady Of The Highwaymenby Di SaggauGary Monroe has written several books about The Highwaymen, a group of young black artists who painted their way out of the despair awaiting them in citrus groves and packing houses of 1950s Florida. Now, he has authored a new book about the only female member of The Highwaymen, Mary Ann Carroll. The book begins with marvelous narrative about The Highwaymen and what it was like for black aspiring artists, the majority from Fort Pierce, Florida who became a new genre of landscape painters whose carefree, fast-painting imagery is sought after and treasured today. It is believed that these painters created nearly 250,000 paintings, but its difficult to know how many survived because they often changed hands, were placed in storage or lost. The artists drove to towns and cities along the coastline selling their works wherever there were people. For Carroll, it was a way to support her seven children. People bought her paintings because they appealed to them. She believes that the scene and color helped sell the paintings. People bought for themselves when something struck a nerve. The paintings were affordable and original Florida art. In the early 1960s, Carroll became one of the nuclear members of the group of artists called The Highwaymen. Today, one of her paintings hangs in the White House. She presented it to Michelle Obama at the First Ladys Luncheon in 2011 when she was guest of honor for her achievements made in spite of discrimination. In the book, Monroe describes the paintings as an experience. A viewer can relate because they are accessible, and even flawed. These unusual paintings capture, with minimal effort, the sense of Florida in its rawest, if not most sensual, form. Three fourths of this magnificent book are filled with colorful photos of Carrolls work. You will be amazed as you look at them. You will also be amazed as you read this never-before-told story of a black female artists hard fought journey to provide for her family while also making a name for herself in a mans world. Mary Ann Carroll: First Lady of The Highwaymen is available in book stores and online. Mary Ann Carroll painting Kids Helping Kids Festival ReturnsAlliance Financial Group is proud to present the second annual Kids Helping Kids Festival on Sunday, November 9 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Centennial Park in Downtown Fort Myers in the River District. General admission to the event is free and tickets will be available for purchase for food and activities. Tickets are $10 for unlimited activities. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Golisano Childrens Hospital and the children of Southwest Florida. The Kids Helping Kids Festival will also include a 5K run at 7 a.m. There will be prizes for overall age groups and for the top youth group and corporate teams. To register for the 5K, visit www. KidsHelpingKidsSWFL.com. The festival will begin immediately after the 5K at 8 a.m. and will feature a boot campstyle obstacle course for children and adults, a zip line, rock wall, youth entertainment, bounce house, food and more. The cast of Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, playing at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, will also perform live at the festival. 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THE RIVER OCTOBER 3, 20146 From page 1Meet Original Highwaymen Artistchronicled in The Highwaymen Murals: Al Blacks Concrete Dreams by Gary Monroe in 2009. Efforts are now under way to preserve his murals at Hillsborough Correctional Institution, slated for demolition. Black often says that the three birds he incorporates into his paintings represent the Holy Trinity. He lives in Fort Pierce, where he teaches art lessons. Hes frequently invited to share his inspirational life story. Blacks demonstration and talk are in conjunction with the exhibit, Sons of the Sun: The Highwaymen, on display at the Southwest Florida Museum of History, 2031 Jackson Street in Fort Myers. The exhibit features three dozen works from the private collections of Tristan and Donna Chapman of Fort Myers and Kelvin Hair, the son of Highwaymen cofounder Alfred Hair, of Fort Pierce. It is on display through Saturday, January 3. Museum admission during normal operating hours is $9.50 for adults and $5 for students; some discounts are available. Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Exhibit support by Florida Humanities Council, Southwest Florida Museum of History Foundation and the Lee County Alliance for the Arts. Highwaymen Rotary Club Adds Sponsors To Italian FestThe Rotary Club of Fort Myers announced that Honc Industries and Progressive Builders are the Italian Fest 2014 Title Sponsors. Italian Fest, a major fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Fort Myers, will be held on Sunday, October 26 at the Alliance for the Arts. Event proceeds will benefit the Rotary Club Foundation and the Harry Chapin Food Bank. Jake Herring of Honc Industries and Michael Spreckelmeir of Progressive Builders, Inc. released a joint statement saying, We are proud to partner in support of the 2014 Italian Fest because the majority of funds raised by the event will go to Harry Chapin Food Bank, an amazing organization that turns every dollar donated into $6 worth of food for distribution to hungry families in Southwest Florida. Anyone who attends Italian Fest will have a great time and will also be supporting our communitys neediest families. We are thrilled to have such great organizations help underwrite this important event for The Rotary Club. Their generosity will go a long way in our local community, and help many who are hungry, added Rotary Club President Anne Rose. Italian Fest features great Italian food, along with cold beverages, beer, wine, Italian ice and ice cream, along with fun for the whole family, including a marinara competition, spaghetti eating contest, live entertainment, an Italian market, family games and much more. Italian Fest will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers, on the corner of McGregor and Colonial. Blankets and chairs are permitted, however, coolers are prohibited. For more information, visit www. FortMyersItalianFest.org or call 9392787. Call For VolunteersVolunteers are needed for the 9th annual Pirate Fest. Areas needed are setup, cleanup and trash patrol. Both morning and afternoon shifts are available. Pirate Fest runs from Oct 10 to 12 on Old San Carlos Boulevard on Fort Myers Beach. If you can help or have teenagers who need to fulfill their service requirements for school, contact Jane at jane@fmbchamber.com or 454-7500. For more information about Pirate Fest, visit www.fmbpiratefest.com. Halloween FunField of Screams Village and Haunted Hayride open at JetBlue Park on Friday, October 3. Dates are Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, October 3 to 26; and Wednesday through Friday, October 29 to 31. Opening time is sundown each night and hayrides run until 11:30 p.m. The highlight is a hayride through the haunted reaches of JetBlue Park. In the village itself, there will be several shows and attractions including a live mock execution, bizarre side show entertainment, the Spider Girl from the far reaches of the Earth, the mind-blowing Vortex amusement ride, and vendors with food and merchandise. The evening shows and entertainment are designed for adults and children age 13 or older. Children younger than 13 are welcome to attend with the supervision of their parent or guardian. Admission to the village and hayride is $15 per person if purchased in advance online at www.fearatfenwaysouth.com, and all entertainment is included with admission. Gate admission at the door is $25 per person. JetBlue Park is at 11500 Fenway South Drive in Fort Myers. Hortoons


SeriesNewOpportunitiesat Shell Point Shell Points Life Enrichment Series offers the opportunity to discover new things about yourself and the world you live in. Concerts, presentations, lectures, shows, special events, and more! The public is invited and many of these events are FREE! (239) 466-1131 www.shellpoint.org Visit www.shellpoint.org/LES for full listings of this months events! Shell Point Retirement Community is located in Fort Myers, 2 miles before the Sanibel Causeway.Shell Point is a non-profit ministry of The Christian and Missi onary Alliance Foundation 2014 Shell Point. All rights reserved. SLS-2791-14Oct 6Whats So Special About the Bible?at 10am. Dr. Andrew Hawkins, senior pastor of The Village Church, presents an overview of the classical case for the Bible as the inspired Word of God. How do they evaluate the documents of antiquity, internal and external evidences, criticism, and the views of Christ regarding the Old Testament. A question-andanswer period will follow. Admission is free. Call 489-8472 to reserve your place.Oct 7,15,21&29Learn More About Shell Pointat 9:30am. Join us for a group presentation about the Lifestyle and Lifecare available at Shell Point followed by a narrated bus tour of the community. The presentation will also include information about Shell Points newest neighborhood,The Estuary, which will include50 residences in a combination of single-family signature homes andtwin villa homes, along with a community center and pool. Call 466-1131 *or 800-780-1131to reserve your place.Oct 9What Is Being Done LocallyFor the Problem of Global Hunger?at 10:15am. ECHO (Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization), located in North Fort Myers, is known for combating world hunger by providing education and hands-on assistance, as well as plants and seeds. Dr. Martin Price, co-founder of ECHO, and Danielle Flood, who is in charge of media relations, will provide insight into the growth of the organization over the past 34 years. Admission is free. Call 489-8472 to reserve your place.Oct 14How Columbus Almost Didnt Discover America at 10am. Join Professor Adrian Kerr for a look at the personality and legend of Christopher Columbus. Throughout his life, he suffered many setbacks, but his 20-year campaign to discover new land found success in 1492. Learn how perilously close he came to failure. Tickets for this class are $10 each* and can be purchased by calling 489-8472.Oct 31 Nov 1Shell Point Holiday Bazaar from 10am to 3pm. Get a head start on your holiday shopping while perusing the impressive selection of creations that were hand-crafted or enhanced by Shell Point residents. By introducing new crafters and bringing back well-known favorites, this annual event is sure to have something for everyone. With a record number of resident participants, this years holiday bazaar will be spread throughout both floors of The Woodlands Commons at Shell Point. Call 454-2290 for information.On-site Rehab Facility Open to the PublicThe Rehabilitation Center in the Larsen Pavilion atShell Point offers inpatient and outpatient rehabilitativeand individualized physical therapy delivered by a team of physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech therapists. Specialized programs include orthopedics, stroke care, memory care, dysphagia, pain management, and low vision. A dedicated occupational therapy suite and aqua therapy pool are also available. To learn more about the Larsen Pavilion, or to register for a stay, call 415-5432. *Please note: If you are unable to attend a class that includes a fee, kindly give 24 hours notice to receive a refund. FREE FREE FREE Oct2014 FREE 7 THE RIVER OCTOBER 3, 2014


THE RIVER OCTOBER 3, 20148 Along The RiverOn Friday, October 3, from 6 to 10 p.m., Fort Myers Art Walk returns to downtowns historic River District. The monthly event features new art exhibits and live artist demonstrations while providing a great atmosphere for shopping and dining. Art buyers and art enthusiasts can meet the local artists during the exhibit openings at most of the downtown galleries and art spaces. The downtown River District is home to eight official art galleries and a handful of retail shops that sell local artwork. Official Art Walk participating art galleries include: Art League of Fort Myers, Arts for ACT Gallery, Grand Illusion Gallery, Reverie & Rock Art Gallery, Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Timeless Gallery, Tincture Gallery, Bootleggers Alley Gallery and Unit A Contemporary Art Space. The Artists Corner will be set-up at the corner of Fowler and First streets at the First United Methodist Church with individual artists. The Fort Myers Art Walk trolley will have three stops on First Street. They will be in front of Arts for ACT Gallery/Saavy The Nest and in front of the Fort Myers Public Library. This hop on/hop off trolley will take you from First Street to Gardners Park neighbors and to Unit A on Evans Avenue. The Fort Myers Art Walk runs on the first Friday of every month (rain or shine) in the historic downtown Fort Myers River District. For more information, call 732-3836 or go to www.fortmyersriverdistrictalliance.com. The first ever Island Hopper Songwriter Fest is bringing nationally acclaimed singer-songwriters, including Kristian Bush of Sugarland and Thompson Square, to Fort Myers Beach this weekend. With dozens of free shows to select from, attendees will have the unique opportunity to experience the voices, back stories and personalities of the artists in an intimate island setting. All music shows are free. Several of the concerts will be held at Nervous Nellies, the casual restaurant with the fun-loving staff. On Friday, October 3, Tim McGeary and Brandan Fontes take the stage at 7 p.m. followed by Kristian Bush from Sugarland at 9 p.m. On Saturday, live music by Gary Hannan and Kendell Marvel begins at 7 p.m. followed by Loving Mary at 9 p.m. On Sunday, its Wynn Varble and Tim James at 1 p.m., then Kendell Marvel and Dave Gibson at 3:30 p.m. Nervous Nellies is neurotic about good food and drink and boasts a large selection of appetizers, fresh seafood, sandwiches and entres. It serves lunch, dinner and snack in between daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Drinks specials are available all day upstairs at Uglys Waterside Bar, the place where everyone gets prettier. Nervous Nellies is located at 1131 First Street, Fort Myers Beach. Parking for your car or boat is free for patrons. The GPS coordinates for Nellies Fort Myers Beach Historic Seaport are 26.41 N 81.18 W. For more information about Nellies, call 463-8077 or go to www.nervousnellies.net. For more information about the Island Hopper Songwriter Fest, go to www.fortmyers-sanibel.com. On Saturday, October 4, from 8 to 9 a.m., join local instructor Becky Lang for Yoga on the Beach at Fort Myers Beach. The class is held on the sand just north of the pier. Its a perfect place to practice yoga under the sun, in the sand, with the sounds of the gulf waters nearby. Lang will lead another Yoga on the Beach class on Saturday, October 25. It will be a Level One flow, suitable for most people. No pre-registration required, just come to the beach a little before 8 a.m. that morning with your yoga mat, sunscreen and water. Parking is available nearby in the Times Square area. Donations are appreciated. For more information, contact Becky Lang at 791-6538 or beckylang@comcast.net or visit www.beckylang.com. October 6 is TGIM: Thank God for Indie Mondays at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. The SBDAC is located at 2301 First Street in the heart of downtown Fort Myers historic River District. Join movie lovers on the first Monday of each month in season for TGIM. Audience members will watch short indie films submitted to the Fort Myers Film Festival and have their say as to whether or not they make the grade for final programming during the March 25 to 29 film festival. Doors open for happy hour at 6:30 p.m. The show starts at 7 p.m. Ticket prices are $10 per adult and $8 for students and senior citizens. For more information about TGIM and the Fort Myers Film Festival, go to www.fortmyersfilmfestival.com. Nervous Nellies is hosting several concerts this weekend as part of the Island Hopper Songwriter Fest, including a performance by Kristian Bush of Sugarland (pictured right) On Saturday at 8 a.m., head to Fort Myers Beach for Yoga on the Beach with local instructor Becky Lang Located across the street from Gulf Harbour 15065 McGregor Blvd, Ste 104, Fort Myers Online: www.NaumannLawPA.com www.RealtyClosings.com ISLAND INSURANCE SERVICE Kathleen Papaleo President Susan Barnes Personal Lines 703 Tarpon Bay Rd, Sanibel, FL (239) 472-3022 Have an insurance question? Call our office today for a new Auto quote. Trish Barbone Agent Mark OBrien Owner/Agent We are HERE for all your insurance needs Call our office today for a new Auto quote. ISLAND INSURANCE SERVICE UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


9 THE RIVER OCTOBER 3, 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.continued on page 11 FORT MYERS FAREDining From Downtowns Historic River District To The Beaches For more information, check out our advertisers in this weeks River Weekly DOC FORDS RUM BAR & GRILLE ICHIBAN BRATTAS RISTORANTE Scallops served with blue lump crab meat, black linguine and mixed vegetables finished with house-made citrus butter from Doc Fords on Fort Myers Beach COURTNEYS CONTINENTAL CUISINE ISLAND COW 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 y s! Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week. Snacks In-between Live Music! Outdoor Seating Come Try our Come Try our NEW NEW Cowlicious Cowlicious Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials We Proudly BrewSanibels Most Award Winning Restaurant


Churches/TemplesALL FAITHS UNITARIAN CONGREGATION (UUA) Where diversity is treasured, 2756 McGregor 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. 239-2208519 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 OCTOBER 3, 201410


11 THE RIVER OCTOBER 3, 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. From page 9Fort Myers FareNervous 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. SUNSHINE GRILLE NERVOUS NELLIES CRAZY WATERFRONT EATERY Entrepreneur Mini Trade ShowThe sixth annual Turning Your Passion 2 Profit Entrepreneur and Mini Trade Show will be held Saturday, October 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Florida Gulf Coast University, Sugden Hospitality and Resort Management Building, 10501 FGCU Boulevard South in Fort Myers. Cost is $59 per person. Registration and payment in advance required. Register online at www.sbdcseminars.org. For more information, contact Artisia Parker at 745-3700. Our email address is press@riverweekly.com


Time For Schooling Redsby Capt. Matt MitchellSchools of shallow water redfish were found all over the sound this week. These schools of reds ranged in size from 20 fish up to hundreds of fish. Mid-day low water, bright sunshine and light winds all combined for near perfect conditions for locating and sight fishing these hard fighting over-sized redfish. Finding these redfish sometimes requires a lot of looking but other times, they just pop up almost surprising you. The best chance for locating these schools happens within an hour or so of low tide. Running the edges of big grass flats is a good place to start. I often spot these fish as they cross or push across a super shallow flat as they make their way towards deeper holes and channels. Once these reds hit the deeper water, you quickly lose sight of them and your opportunity on that school is gone. Schools of hungry reds this week could be found all over the flats and channel edges, basically throughout the sound. Areas I located them were from Panther Key to Wood Key, Umbrella Key up on the very western tip of Bokeelia and the flats of Cayo Costa. These are all large areas of water, really the only way to find these fish is to put in your time and keep your eyes open; these schools are constantly moving although some flats are just more productive than others. Once located, this is crazy fast paced action with often every rod on the boat bent at the same time. At first glance, redfish schools from a distance dont really look that much different than a school of mullet. Once you get a little closer though you will see a much larger push of water and often the tell tale copper color of these fish. These redfish are basically stampeding across the shallow water feeding on everything in their way. Look for the tell-tale signs of big V-shaped wakes, large humps of disturbed water and the bait out ahead of the school skipping as it tries to get away. Once you spot a school, try to work out the direction these fish are moving in so you can get the boat within casting range. These schools often move very quickly, only giving you so many shots at them before they pass by. Letting them come to you rather than running right up into them is always a more productive way to go. A trolling motor or push pole can work for this, although they sometimes move so fast that you might need to crank up the big motor and run way out around and ahead of them before shutting down. Hopefully, you get a few shots at them before they pass by. Being rigged and ready when these schools show themselves is a major factor in catching them. These redfish will feed on basically any bait put out in front of them; they have a pack mentality, eating everything they can. I have rods rigged both for bait with floats and free lined, then long casting weedless artificials. If you can get the boat stationary and let the fish come to you, then a bait is the way to go. Often though, the boat is drifting or moving slowly on the trolling motor in super shallow grass when you get your shots at the school. For this, a 1/2-ounce weedless spoon is hard to beat. Not only will the spoon come through the shallow grass without getting hung up, it can be cast a long way even directly into the wind. When the school is out of range for the bait rods, the spoon will often give you a few more shots. This time of year, I dont go anywhere without a few Johnson silver minnow spoons rigged up and ready to go as you never know when that school of reds will pop up and make your day. Ninety nine percent of the time, if youre fumbling around to get rigged, you have already missed your chance.Capt. Matt Mitchell has been fishing local waters since he moved to Sanibel in 1980. He now lives in St. James City and works as a back country fishing guide. If you have comments or questions email captmattmitchell@aol.com. Over-sized redfish are here ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. 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13 THE RIVER OCTOBER 3, 2014 CROW Case Of The Week: An Important Patientby Patricia MolloyLee County has long been a popular tourist destination. Henry Ford and Thomas Edison made their winter homes in Fort Myers and Anne Morrow Lindbergs popular book, Gift from the Sea, was inspired by her time on Captiva. But long before humans discovered the beauty of the Gulf Coast, wild birds have traveled here during yearly seasonal trips to escape colder climates. Last week, a royal tern patient #2672 was admitted to CROW after being found on a local beach. The medium-size seabird was unable to stand. He came in very down and depressed. He also has a wing droop, stated Dr. Brittany Stevens, DVM intern. While giving him supportive care fluids, nutrient-rich foods and plenty of cage rest for several days, the tern showed signs of improvement. Hes better. Hes standing and looking brighter. Radiographs are normal, and at intake, his bloodwork looked OK, so were not sure what is causing the wing droop, said Dr. Brittany. For right now, he will continue receiving therapy. The cause of the birds medical issues may still be a bit of a mystery at this early stage, but its history is not. During the initial exam, a band was clearly visible on its right leg. When we got him in, we wrote down the number (on the band) and called the agency that the band is from, explained Missy Fox, CVT, veterinary assistant. Hes part of the migratory bird study. They told us that hes 10 years old and from Maryland. Every year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Canadian Wildlife Service recruit private citizens, researchers and ornithological institutions to assist with banding approximately one million migratory birds in North America: 300,000 game birds and 700,000 nongame birds. The data that is collected is co-managed by the Bird Banding Laboratory (BBL) of the U.S. Geological Survey and the Banding Office of the Canadian Wildlife Service in an effort to monitor population trends of migratory birds on the continent. Thanks to wildlife hospitals like CROW, when a banded bird is located and its medical status reported to the BBL, that individuals location and history are updated. This gives researchers a detailed look into the daily lives of the migratory birds in their study and allows them to recognize disease trends in wildlife that have the potential to affect human populations. As long as this special patient continues to show signs of recovery, CROW will administer treatment and keep U.S. officials abreast of its progress. With time and continued medical care, the royal tern will hopefully be released to resume its significant role in the study. CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from our local area. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to PO Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit: www. crowclinic.org. This royal tern, patient #2672, is a 10-year-old bird that is visiting the area from Maryland. CROW discovered its well-documented history from the band on its right leg and its role in an important migratory bird study. Summerset Regatta Is Next WeekendThe 49th Summerset Regatta will be held October 10 through 12 on Fort Myers Beach. This year, hundreds of sailors are expected from Tampa Bay to the Florida Keys, participating in over 50 boats in seven classes. The Offshore Sailing School Buoy Races on Saturday, and the West Marine Coastal Race on Sunday will inspire the competition among sailors representing eight different sailing clubs. The Caloosahatchee Marching and Chowder Society (CMCS) will continue the tradition of contributing thousands of dollars ($13,000 in 2013) from the proceeds to local youth sailing groups up and down the coast. The activities include racing, social and happy hour events, prize drawings, and the awards dinner at the Captiva Ballroom at Pink Shell Resort on Fort Myers Beach. Each vessel entered will be eligible for door prizes, such as haul-outs, boat services, gift certificates and nautical supplies. The race will include many of the areas fastest racing yachts and previous Boat of the Year (BOTY) winners. The Summerset Regatta is the first regatta to be scored in the 2014-2015 BOTY racing series for Southwest Florida, Charlotte Harbor and the Caloosahatchee BOTY competitions. Schedule of Events: Wednesday, October 8 Registration deadline, 1700 hours. Friday, October 10 Shoreside activities start at 1830 hours when the regatta kicks off with the Sellstate Priority Realty Skippers Meeting and Party at Bonita Bills, with free beer, soda and pizza and a drawing for cruisers prizes. Bonita Bills is located at 702 Fishermans Wharf, San Carlos Island. Saturday, October 11 First Start at 0925 hours. Offshore Sailing School Buoy Races off Fort Myers Beach. Post race cocktail party starts at 1800 hours at Coconuts Poolside at the Pink Shell Resort. Cash bar with free beer and hors doeuvres. Drawing for racers prizes, music and a nautical art show. Sunday, October 12 First Warning at 0925 hours. West Marine Coastal Race off Fort Myers Beach. Racers will finish a 14 to 18 nautical mile distance race in the Gulf of Mexico off the Pink Shell Resort. Sunday, October 12 Cruisers Coastal Race at 1020 hours. Sunday, October 12 Morgan Stanley Smith Barney/Lexus of Fort Myers awards dinner and party at The Pink Shell Resort, Captiva Ballroom at 1800 hours. For more information, contact Vice Commodore Steve Romaine at 4826280, email SGRomaine294@gmail.com or Rear Commodore of Racing Stan Dale at 305-218-1104 or email: S.Dale@ssss. com. Visit www.SummersetRegatta.com or www.CMCS-sail.org


THE RIVER OCTOBER 3, 201414 Plant SmartMarsh Gentianby Gerri ReavesMarsh gentian (Eustoma exaltatum) is a native wildflower with cupped flowers of rosy purple, lavender or sometimes white. Its habitats include hammocks, marshes, coastal sand dunes and disturbed areas of South Florida and the Keys. A close relative of the famous Texas bluebell, it is also called catchfly prairiegentian and seaside gentian. It blooms throughout the year, but more profusely winter through summer. The five-lobed flowers measure up to three inches in diameter and attract pollinators. Bright yellow stamens contrast with the dark purple throat. Silver-green leaves clasp the stems in opposite pairs. Elongated, oval and fleshy, they have pointed tips and are about two inches long. The plant reaches two to three feet tall. March gentian is a good choice for coastal landscapes, natural gardens and wildflower gardens. It has moderate tolerance for brackish water and a high tolerance for salt wind. It will survive even in poor soil, but needs some organic content to do well. It prefers full sun to light shade and consistent moisture. Propagate this annual with the seeds from the sticky capsule or with cuttings. Sources: Everglades Wildflowers by Roger L. Hammer, Florida Wild Flowers and Roadside Plants by C. Ritchie Bell and Bryan J. Taylor, Native Florida Plants by Robert G. Haehle and Joan Brookwell, and regionalconservation.org. Plant Smart explores the plant life of South Florida and sustainable landscape practices. Marsh gentian is a hardy native wildflower with a purple throat, bright yellow stamens, and silvery green leaves photos by Gerri Reaves SWFL Budget To Restore EvergladesAt a public hearing last week, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board adopted a $720.4 million budget for Fiscal Year 2015 (October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015). The annual budget funds the agencys core flood control and water supply missions as well as its continued progress to restore and protect the South Florida ecosystem. This budget allows us to continue operating and refurbishing the regional water control system and puts state funding to work to benefit our states natural areas, including the Kissimmee River, Lake Okeechobee, coastal estuaries and the Everglades, said SFWMD Governing Board Chairman Daniel OKeefe. With our agency-wide commitment to efficient operations, District millage rates have been reduced for the fourth year in a row. Nearly 80 percent of the Districts FY2015 budget is dedicated to flood protection efforts and natural systems restoration: $202.2 million to operate and maintain South Floridas regional flood control system and other associated works, including $52.4 million toward refurbishment of the primary network of canals, levees, structures and pump stations. $362.5 million to build projects and implement programs to help restore Americas Everglades from the Kissimmee headwaters to Florida Bay. State Support For Everglades and Estuaries The approved budget contains a significant infusion of state revenues, $137.8 million, appropriated by the Florida Legislature this year to continue and to accelerate the pace of restoration progress. In total, the FY2015 approved spending plan includes $71.4 million to implement the next phases of Governor Scotts Restoration Strategies plan for improving the quality of water flowing into Americas Everglades. In 2015, these funds will be used to: Continue construction on two Flow Equalization Basins. Increase existing stormwater treatment area capacity. Construct additional conveyance features. Continue implementation of the Science Plan. Plan, design and initiate construction on the Mecca shallow impoundment and the Lainhart and Masten dams in the Loxahatchee watershed. Implement additional source control activities. The FY2015 budget also invests more than $120 million in projects to benefit the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee estuaries, including: Continued construction of the C-44 Reservoir and accelerated construction of the C-44 Stormwater Treatment Area, discharge system and pump station in the St. Lucie watershed. Water quality treatment and storage projects in the Caloosahatchee watershed, including initial work on the C-43 Reservoir to provide additional interim storage on the project site. Continued construction on the Kissimmee River restoration project and Headwaters revitalization, which will create more upstream storage. Expansion of the districts Dispersed Water Management program to hold more water on public and private lands. Another $36.6 million is dedicated to other key environmental projects designed to reestablish more natural water flows, including: Cost-sharing construction of the north detention area for the C-111 South Dade project with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Picayune Strand Restoration manatee mitigation construction, acquisition and operational testing/monitoring of the Merritt and Faka Union pump stations. The districts annual budget is funded by a combination of ad valorem (property) taxes and other revenues such as state appropriations, federal and local sources, balances, fees, investment earnings and agricultural privilege taxes. For FY2015, $265.9 million (about 37 percent of total revenues) is provided by property taxes and $143.1 million is from accumulated ad valorem reserves.The approved millage rates for FY2015 represent $38.42 per $100,000 of taxable value in 15 of the districts 16 counties (the Okeechobee Basin). In Collier County and mainland Monroe County (the Big Cypress Basin), the tax rates represent $30.97 per $100,000 of taxable value. From page 5Kids Helping Kids Festival Returnsand more. We are proud of the youth in our community and want to give them an opportunity to give back, said Jerry Hemmer of Alliance Financial Group. Our firm is proud to host the second annual Kids Helping Kids Festival. We hope the community will join us for this exciting event to support the Golisano Childrens Hospital and the children of Southwest Florida. This is an opportunity for our community and the children in Southwest Florida to come together in a unique way, added Nick Naples, Lee Memorial Health System Foundation Trustee. We are excited to have this opportunity to showcase our mission and the wonderful children that we serve. Opportunities for sponsorships and vendors are still available. For more information, contact Kathy Bongiorno at Alliance Financial Group at 561-2900 or info@ kidshelpingkidsswfl.org.


15 THE RIVER OCTOBER 3, 2014 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 II Berry is after snook. He has found a sure-fire place to catch them at the Punta Rassa ferry slip and has triumphantly rigged two Calcutta poles with an elaborate apparatus of 212-pound-test steel Monel wire with swivels, leads, electric tape and 8/0 Eagle claw offset hooks. His companion for this long-anticipated fishing trip will be his twin brother, Bill. On several occasions, all of which have turned out to be ill-fated, I have talked my twin brother Bill into going fishing with me. Hoping to win him over to fishing, I was determined that this time Bill should reap a bountiful harvest of snook. Against his better judgment, Bill agreed to go. It was about five in the afternoon and the tide was high and outgoing, one of the best times to catch snook. I eased us over to the first ferry slip and tied the bowline to a cluster of creosoted bumper pilings so that the stern would swing into the channel where the tide ran swiftly. I then admonished Bill to be quiet, to not walk heavy-footed or bang anything against the boat, explaining that snook are wary and any noise might frighten them off. A few minutes later, a baby snook took my bait. It wasnt much trouble for me to boat the fish; he looked to be about a six-pounder. Bill was encouraged and began to fish intently. About the time I had another pinfish on my hook, that baby snooks daddy struck savagely at Bills bait and all hell broke loose. Startled and taken off balance, Bill almost fell out of the boat. He quickly righted himself and started maneuvering the fish, with me screaming at him to keep the snooks head up so he couldnt get into the pilings. But Bill was so situated that when the big fish jerked on his line, he couldnt possibly hold the tip of the pole high enough to keep the leader away from the pilings. The snook headed down the freeway between the pilings. To be continued next week... Snook 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 Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER OCTOBER 3, 201416 Off Broadway Palm Presents Gelbart ComedyThe Off Broadway Palm Theatre presents Better Late, playing now through November 1. This funny, yet touching, comedy is written by Larry Gelbart. Gelbarts other credits include the TV comedy M*A*S*H*, the musical A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum and the film Tootsie. Better Late features Julian, his exwife Nora and her new husband Lee. Julian is forced to move in with Nora and Lee due to illness and as the days pass, the uncomfortable situation continues to spiral out of control. The laughter builds and the question everyone has is: How long will Julian have to stay? The Chicago Tribune says, Better Late is a part damn-it-all, Mel Brooks-like feast of sardonic one-liners, denial, and part a sad and caustic plea for marital compassion that could have been penned by an octogenarian Woody Allen, guiltily regretting one of his failed relationships. Portraying ex-husband Julian is John W. Noble, who is making his debut at Broadway Palm. Nora is being played by local actress Nancy Antonio, whose previous credits in The Off Broadway Palm include Bill W. and Dr. Bob, Flamingo Court, Squabbles and Nanas Naughty Knickers. Noras current husband, Lee, is being played by Robert Summers, whose made numerous appearances in productions in The Off Broadway Palm and on Broadway Palms main stage. Also part of the cast is John Keckeisen, who played the lead in this summers hit Boeing, Boeing. Directing Better Late is The Off Broadway Palm Theatres Artistic Director, Paul Bernier. The Off Broadway Palm Theatre is an intimate 100-seat theatre, located in the main lobby of Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. With no seat further than 25 feet away from the stage, you become part of the show. Better Late will be at The Off Broadway Palm Theatre now through November 1. Performances are Wednesday through Sunday evenings with selected matinees. Ticket prices range from $31 to $51 with group discounts available for parties of 20 or more. Tickets are now on sale and can be reserved by calling 278-4422, by visiting www.BroadwayPalm.com or by stopping by the box office at 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Better Late runs through November 1 Scene from The Off Broadway Palms production of Better Late FGCU Opens Kaganovich Event At GalleryThe Art Galleries of Florida Gulf Coast University presents Yevgeniya Kaganovich: Possibility of Function beginning Thursday, October 9, with a gallery talk at 5 p.m. followed by a reception until 8 p.m. Curated by FGCU Gallery Director John Loscuito, this exhibition is Kaganovichs first solo show in Florida and is a survey of her work over the last 15 years. It runs through November 13 in the Main Gallery and is made possible by the generous support of The Seidler Foundation. Kaganovich will present a lecture on her artwork and process at 5 p.m. on opening night. After she speaks, there will be a presentation in the Main Gallery by Juana Meneses and Leila A. Leder Kremer, the curators of Self Published: Artists Making Books, Editions and Zines, which also opens on October 9 in FGCUs ArtLab. Kaganovich is visual artist known for her sculptural objects that have a possibility of function with the human body. Each object has an implied connection with the eyes, ears or mouth. These objects act as extensions of the body and speak to the physical distance created between people as well as the desire to sustain life and make connections. The Main Gallery is in the Arts Complex on FGCUs main campus at 10501 FGCU Blvd. South. Parking is available in Lot 7 for gallery visitors; parking passes are available at the information booth at the universitys main entrance. Regular viewing hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and Friday; and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday. For more information on this exhibition, go to www.artgallery.fgcu.edu or contact Anica Sturdivant at 590-7199 or asturdiv@fgcu.edu. Balloon Mouth Pieces 12, 13 and 14 by Yevgeniya Kaganovich SBDAC Debuts Correa Exhibit, Adds Art TalkThe Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center presents the interactive art experience of artist Arturo Correa, entitled Stage 16, opening on Friday, October 3 during Downtown Fort Myers Art Walk, and closing on Friday, October 24. The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is located at 2301 First Street in Fort Myers. Correa, an expressive artist who works with provocative colors, geometric shapes and a variety of utilitarian materials, created a number of paintings utilizing a broad range of materials and elements all designed to make bold statements and to stimulate the audience to react with and connect to the characters and situations that are shown in the works of art. The audiences interpretation to the pieces is entirely personal; however, during the mini live performances featuring three Venezuelan students wearing gas masks and handing out informational postcards, the message is clear as the students loudly chant messages demanding freedom. Stage 16 brings attention to the student protests that have been occurring in Venezuela, commonly referred to as Venezuelan Spring. The protests erupted in reaction to the Venezuelan governments policies that have caused inflation, a shortage of products and, subsequently, high levels of violence. The Venezuelan government has been highly condemned for their handling of the 6,369 protests that have taken place during the first six months of 2014 alone, those of which have resulted in over 3000 arrests, many of which are students. Correas work, whether it is murals, outdoor installations or prints, addresses the pressing issues that face modern man. Correa has dedicated the exhibition to his brother Coley and dear friend, John Fenning. The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is proud to add a new event, Art Talk Tuesday. This event offers the public a chance to meet the exhibiting artist (Arturo Correa), learn more about the works of art, find out what inspired the pieces and more. This new event, Art Talk Tuesday, will take place on every Tuesday following the first Friday opening exhibit taking place during Downtown Fort Myers Art Walk. Admission is $5 and the event will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Our email address is press@riverweekly.com Arturo Correa




THE RIVER OCTOBER 3, 201418 From page 1Model Railroad Now OpenThis season, guests will see that a popular visitor request has been fulfilled: Volunteers added Florida State University to the miniature landscape at Tallahassee over the summer as they performed maintenance on the entire display. The Train Room was created by Shell Point residents and has been welcoming visitors since 1973. This enduringly appealing attraction is operated and maintained by a volunteer group of the communitys residents and is visited by more than 3,000 guests each year. Special tours for groups of more than 10 people can be scheduled by calling 454-2290. The Gulf Coast Model Railroad is located on The Island at Shell Point, at 15000 Shell Point Boulevard. Visit www.shellpoint.org/trainroom for more information. The Gulf Coast Model Railroad attraction is now open at Shell Point Learn Safe Boating On Local WatersThe United States Power Squadrons will teach an all day class on safely boating the local waters on Saturday, October 25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Sanibel Public Library. The class is designed for those new to boating as well as experienced boaters who would like to strengthen their safe boating skills. The class uses the Americas Boating Course text published by the USPS as well as lectures, demonstrations and discussion presented by USPS instructors. After completing the class and passing a very simple exam, students will receive a safe boating ID card from the state of Florida. The ID card satisfies new Florida legal requirements for those born after January 1, 1988 to operate watercraft on Florida waterways. Students completing the class will also be eligible for a free six months membership in the United States Power Squadrons, the nations largest non-profit boating organization. Cost of the class, the Americas Boating Course text and six month initial membership in USPS is $40. Students receive their copy of the Americas Boating Course text in advance of the class and are expected to prepare for the class by reviewing the text before the class day. Among the subjects and topics reviewed are: U.S. Coast Guard required safety equipment Basic boat handling underway and docking Navigation rules, right of way Navigation aids and channel markers Basic navigation, charts and GPS operation Anchoring in deep water and on the beach VHF radio operation Storms, emergencies and accidents. Students are introduced to boating the local waters by studying navigation charts for Pine Island Sound, San Carlos Bay and the Caloosahatchie River. Important destinations, channels and waterways are reviewed and advice for confidently boating in local waters is discussed. The class format is very informal with many opportunities for questions and discussion. No advance knowledge of boating is needed for successful student completion of the class. The class is appropriate even for those who may not own a boat but want to learn about the possibility of boating the magnificent waters that surround Fort Myers, Sanibel and Captiva. The class is also appropriate for experienced boaters who may want to learn about boating in our unique local waterways. To learn more about the class, students may contact the lead instructor Jay Brown at 314-807-6860 or jaywbrown@msn.com. To register for the class, students should log on to http:// bit.ly/1tb8rVO. Students are encouraged to register well in advance of the class to allow time to obtain and review the Americas Boating Course text prior to the class day. Registration will close October 18 for the October 25 class. The class will be offered again on December 5, February 7 and March 28. On all dates, the class will be held at the Sanibel Public Library, 770 Dunlop Road, beginning at 9 a.m. and concluding by 5 p.m. To learn more about the SanibelCaptiva Power Squadron, visit www.usps. org/localusps/sancap/ or contact Steve Abbott at 246-2392. From page 2EarnhardtThe all-volunteer non-profit organizations hours are Wednesday or Saturday between 9 a.m. and noon or Wednesday 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, and the Fort Myers Press. U.S. Power Squadrons instructor Jay Brown demonstrates the proper technique for securing a boat to a dock at a recent session of Americas Boating Course Songwriter Fest ContinuesThe first Island Hopper Songwriter Fest kicked off September 26 to 28 on Captiva Island with rave reviews from visitors, locals and performers. The fun continues October 2 to 5 with starstudded performers on Fort Myers Beach. The event will feature free performances from such hit-makers as Kristian Bush, who built his reputation as one half of the multi-platinum, Grammy-winning country duo Sugarland, and wrote dozens of hits including Stuck Like Glue. Thompson Square will close the festival on October 5 with a free performance at Parrot Key Caribbean Grill on Fort Myers Beach. They swept the 2012 vocal duo awards with such hit singles as Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not and I Got You. Our sunshine, beaches and unspoiled beauty have inspired artists for quite some time, so it is only fitting that we should showcase both nature and music in one exciting event, said Tamara Pigott, executive director of the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau (VCB). Festival-goers can celebrate American roots music while getting a taste of the destination at local favorites including Nervous Nellies, The Cottage, Smokin Oyster Brewery and The Beached Whale on Fort Myers Beach. A couple of successful Nashville songwriters will offer something special on Fort Myers Beach; a fireside performance. Ken Johnson and Andi Zack kickoff the Fort Myers Beach festival weekend on Thursday, October 2 at 6 p.m. They will be performing for free on the beach at the Red Coconut RV Resort. Johnson is a co-writer of hits like Josh Thompsons Beer On The Table and Craig Morgans Still A Little Chicken Left On That Bone and more recently, Summer and 16 and White Van, both of which hit the No.1 spot for Texas artist Josh Grider. Johnsons song, Every Time I Fall In Love was recorded for the ABC television show NASHVILLE, by artist Clare Bowen, who plays the role of Scarlett on the show. Zack has written songs recorded by artists such as Josh Thompson, Brothers Osborne, Danielle Peck, Etta Britt, Rachel Bradshaw, Drew Gregory, Elle Maze and other. She also co-wrote Josh Thompsons smash hit, Beer On The Table and Etta Britts latest Make It Fast. The fireside event will be followed by a free, open mic jam session at the resort. Presented by BMI, the largest music rights organization in the U.S., along with partners iHeartRadio, and Cat Country 107.1, the destinations first-ever songwriter festival will take place at popular and intimate island venues. Visit www.islandhopperfest.com for more information, to book tickets and view the list of artists, performance schedules and venues. There will be a few ticketed events for purchase designated with a red ticket icon. All other shows are free of charge. Follow the festival hashtag #islandhopper on Twitter and other social channels.


19 THE RIVER OCTOBER 3, 2014 Baseball Fans Nationwide Will Miss Derek Jeter And Paul Konerko Two Class Actsby Ed FrankBaseballs 2014 regular season has ended, and with it the careers of two superstars who lifted the image of Americas pastime during the trouble-plagued era of steroids. Derek Jeter and Paul Konerko have been a credit to the game and left with their heads held high because they played the game the way it should be played, and not once were ever involved in controversy. Jeter, a sure-fire first-ballot Hall of Famer, played his entire 20-year Major League career as a New York Yankee. And the quiet, unassuming Konerko was a member of the Chicago White Sox for nearly all of his 16 years on the diamond. If you saw Jeters final game in Yankee Stadium last Thursday, you saw a game you will likely remember for years. With the scored tied in the bottom of the ninth and a runner on second base, the veteran shortstop slapped the first pitch into right field to drive in the winning run. Interviewed in the dugout a few innings before, Yankee manager Joe Girardi said a walk-off hit by Jeter would be a fitting tribute to his great career. And thats exactly what he did. Jeter ended his career last Sunday at Bostons Fenway Park, where he received a thunderous tribute from the Red Sox faithful when he departed the game after singling in the third inning. Despite the intense Yankee-Red Sox rivalry over the years, Red Sox Nation and all of baseball appreciated what Jeter has meant to the game for the last two decades. Just look at some of his amazing stats: Five World Series rings; 158 postseason appearances; sixth on the career hit list, far ahead of any other Yankee; one of only two players in baseball history to compile 3,465 hits, 250 home runs, 300 stolen bases and 1,200 RBIs. The other is Willie Mays. And zero zero ejections in 20 years as Major League player. Konerko may not be as well-known as Jeter, but to White Sox fans, he was the face of the team for 16 years quiet, unassuming but fiercely competitive. His 432 home runs as a White Sox slugger are second only to Hall of Famer Frank Thomas. He is first in team total bases and only Luke Appling made more appearances in a White Sox uniform. A highlight of his career was the grand slam home run he belted in the 2005 World Series that propelled the White Sox to their first Series title since 1917. In the long history of baseball, some might argue that there have been better players than Jeter and Konerko. But there have been few that have had such distinguished careers. We will miss them. Gardenhire Out As Twins Manager It came as no surprise that Ron Gardenhire was fired Monday as manager of the Minnesota Twins. In 13 seasons as Twins skipper, he guided the club to six American League Central Division titles, but struggled of late as his teams lost 90-plus games four straight years. He has a year left on a two-year deal he signed with the Twins last year. General Manager Terry Ryan said the team will begin the search for a newcontinued on page 22 Paul Konerko Derek Jeter Shop For Success EventDress For Success Southwest Florida and founding Sponsor White House Black Market are getting ready yet again to present the fourth annual shopping extravaganza benefitting Dress For Success Southwest Florida on Friday, November 14 at Crowne Plaza Fort Myers. Shop for Success features 5,000 square feet of new and gently used apparel and accessories with prices starting at just $5. This exclusive one-night shopping event is free and open to the public from 5 to 9 p.m. A limited number of VIP tickets are being sold for $50. If you want to be one of the first to enter the VIP Shopping Event from 3 to 5 p.m., purchase your tickets now. VIP tickets holders will enjoy champagne and the opportunity to shop before it is open to the general public at 5 p.m. Across 135 affiliates worldwide, Dress For Success Southwest Florida remains a top performer in raising funds for women in need during Shop For Success, one of the organizations biggest fundraising events of the year. A major portion of the clothes and accessories on sale at Shop for Success are new, thanks to gracious donations from White House Black Market and Chicos. One hundred percent of the proceeds will benefit Dress for Success Southwest Florida. Barbara Dell, executive director for Dress For Success Southwest Florida, said, With the continued support of White House Black Market and all of our other generous sponsors, Shop for Success has an amazing reputation and is destined to be a huge success again this year. Not only do we raise funds to help us better serve our clients and expand our programs, but we have a whole lot of fun continued on page 22 Cops & Joggers As the 7th annual Cops & Joggers 5K race quickly approaches, the Fort Myers Police Department encourages participating joggers to register early. The early registration fee for the annual 5K is $20 per adult and $15 per youth, 17 years old or younger, on or before October 9. Fees increase to $25 per person on October 10 and $30 per person on October 11 for all participants. Participating joggers may register online with the Fort Myers Track Club at www. ftmyerstrackclub.com. Benefiting the families of fallen police officers and firefighters, this years Cops & Joggers 5K and Family Fun Night will take place at Centennial Park, located at 2000 West First Street in downtown Fort Myers, on October 11 from 6 to 10 p.m. Beginning at 7:45 p.m., the 3.1 mile run begins and ends at Centennial Park and will cross the Edison Bridge, with the glow of first responders lights lining the race path. For more information about the event, contact Lt. Jeffrey Bernice at jbernice@ fmpolice.com or 321-7698.


THE RIVER OCTOBER 3, 201420 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Readers, Do you know a student with a disability who deserves national recognition for his/ her accomplishments in academics, arts, athletics, school and community activities, self-advocacy, technology or transition? Here is a wonderful opportunity to recognize and honor a deserving young person. The Yes I Can Awards honor students with exceptionalities. These awards are very prestigious and celebrate the achievements of children and youth with exceptionalities; they encourage these individuals to seek their highest potential and increase public awareness of the abilities, aspirations and personal qualities of those with disabilities.The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), an international community of professionals who are the voice and vision of special and gifted education sponsors this award. CECs mission is to improve, through excellence and advocacy, the education and quality of life for children and youth with exceptionalities and to enhance the engagement of their families.Teachers, principals, related service providers, friends and parents may make nominations. The nominator does not need to be a CEC member. Each candidate may be nominated in one category only. Eligibility requirements are as follows: Candidates must be 2 to 21 years of age when they are nominated. The nominee must have an identified disability. International nominations are accepted. Posthumous nominations are not accepted. Past Yes I Can Award recipient nominations are not accepted. The Yes I Can Awards Review Committee will select 21 winners in the following categories: Academics: achievement in a particular subject area such as math, science, reading, social studies, language arts, or foreign language; overall academic achievement; or a high level of achievement on standardized tests. Arts: achievement in a particular medium such as music, art, drama, dance or written expression. Athletics: achievement in a particular athletic activity through a setting such as intramurals, Special Olympics, physical education classes or after-school athletic activities. School and Community Activities: achievement in organized activities at the school or community level through groups such as school based clubs/activities (yearbook, theater, debate, tutoring, peer mentoring, social, service) or community-based clubs/activities (volunteer work, Boy/Girl Scouts, places of worship, service, cleanup campaigns). Self-Advocacy: achievement in assuming practical responsibility for oneself, using knowledge of legal rights, advancing ones goals or effectively obtaining appropriate accommodations for oneself or others. Technology: achievement through the use of assistive and adaptive technology devices and equipment (computerized or otherwise). Transition: achievement in mastering activities that leads to successful experiences in the areas of work, vocational training or independent living. Nominations should be made in only one of the three areas. We have many deserving nominees in Southwest Florida so please consider nominating someone for this award. The nomination forms and more information can be found at http://www.cec.sped. org/About-Us/CEC-Award-Programs/ Yes-I-Can-Awards. Nominations will be accepted electronically via email to yesican@cec.sped.org. If you are unable to submit the nomination materials electronically, contact Megan Jones at meganj@ cec.sped.org for more information. 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. From page 3Rauschenberg China/America Mix Solo ExhibitWarhol. However, allusions to works of Social Realism, relevant to Barbara Mann Performing Arts Center during and after the Cultural Revolution, were also referenced in both these movements. 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 1/4 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. 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. Galeana Donates Viper For AuctionGaleana Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Fort Myers Dealership will auction off a brand new Viper with an MSRP of $129,000 to benefit Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. The Viper will have no reserve and will be sold to the highest bidder at a very special auction, with 100 percent of the selling price donated to the childrens hospital. Galeana invites the public and media to a kick-off reception and viewing of the Viper on Wednesday, October 8 at 6 p.m. in their showroom, located at 14375 S. Tamiami Trail in Fort Myers. Guests will enjoy delicious appetizers and refreshments donated by Stevie Tomatos Sports Page and the chance to get up close and personal with this classic automobile. Our Galeana automotive family has a long history of service to the community through our support of local charities, said owner Frank Galeana. We are pleased to help the many young patients treated each year at Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida through donation and auction of the Viper. We encourage everyone to get involved in this wonderful effort and join us October 8 for what will be a fun and exciting evening for a great cause. Galeanas donation of the Viper is part of their sponsorship of the 2015 Boston Red Sox Diamond Dinner event, to be held at JetBlue Park in mid-March. General manager Al McClain, a participant in previous Boston Red Sox events, approached the Galeana family about sponsoring a unique fundraiser that would encourage the community to come together to help a great cause providing lifesaving and life changing care to thousands of kids from across Southwest Florida. For more information about the October 8 reception and the auction, set for December 10, contact Teresa Linn, Galeana Motors marketing, at 437-8300 ext. 2014 or marketing@galeanafl.com. Frank Galeana and Evan Hampel, childrens hospital patient, in front of the Viper Galeana Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Fort Myers is donating for an auction to benefit Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida Job FairCareer Services at Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) will host a Job Fair from noon until 2 p.m. on Thursday, October 9 in building U, room 102 on the Thomas Edison (Lee) Campus in Fort Myers. This free event is open to the public and will feature a variety of businesses looking for employees to join their workforce. Attendees are encouraged to bring resumes with them to this event and dress professionally. The Job Fair will provide employers with the opportunity to network with interested individuals, while allowing attendees the chance to ask questions about job openings. Positions available include full-time, part-time and internship possibilities. Currently, the following organizations have signed up to participate: Algenol Biofuels; Alta Resources; Arthrex; CareerSource Southwest Florida; Chicos (Miromar Outlet); Collier County Public Schools; Collier County Sheriffs Office; E3 Building Sciences; Enterprise Holdings; Fastenal; Florida SouthWestern State College Human Resources; Fort Myers Police Department; Frantz Eye Care; GameStop; HealthForce; Home Depot; Hope Health Care Services; Hyatt Regency Coconut Point; LCEC (Lee County Electric Cooperative); Lee County Tax Collector; Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial; Offices of the Public Defender 20th Judicial Circuit; Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina; Publix; RecordsOne; R & L Truckload Services; Seminole Casino Immokalee; Shell Point Retirement Community; South Seas Island Resort; SunTrust Bank; Sundial Beach Resort; The Hertz Corporation; 20th Circuit Court; Wells Fargo Bank and Winn-Dixie. We have so many great relationships with area businesses and are thrilled to welcome so many reputable organizations who are seeking employees for a variety of job roles, said Kevin Kennedy, career services coordinator at FSW State College. We try to provide as many opportunities and services to our students for job placement when they graduate, but we also want to open this particular event to anyone searching for a job in Southwest Florida. For more information about Career Services at FSW, visit www.fsw.edu/ careerservices or call 489-9394.


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THE RIVER OCTOBER 3, 201422 Financial FocusWhat Are The Key Uses Of Cash?by Jennifer BaseyAs an investor, you may find that the elements of your portfolio that seem to draw most of your attention are stocks and bonds. After all, these investment vehicles, and others derived from them, provide you with potential growth and income opportunities which is why you invest in the first place. Yet, you also may find significant value in a more humble financial asset: cash. In fact, you might be surprised at the various ways in which the cash, and cash equivalents, in your portfolio can help you complete your financial picture. One way to understand the uses of cash is to look at the USES of cash. In other words, consider the acronym USES: Unexpected expenses and emergencies Youll need sufficient cash for situations such as a job loss, a home repair or an unplanned medical expense. During your working years, you should keep three to six months worth of living expenses in a cash account specifically designed to meet unexpected expenses. Once youre retired, you may be able to get by on a smaller emergency fund up to three months worth of living expenses, although you will need more for everyday spending. Specific short-term savings goal Are you anticipating a big expense (a wedding, a big vacation, a down payment on a new home, etc.) sometime within the next few years? If so, youll want to set aside sufficient cash, with the exact amount depending on your specific shortterm goal. Everyday spending It goes without saying that youll need adequate cash for your everyday spending needs groceries, utilities, entertainment, mortgage/ debt payments, and so on. Of course, while youre working, you will probably handle most of these costs with your paychecks, but you may still need to set aside one or two months worth of living expenses. Once youre retired, though, its a somewhat different story. While your expenses may go down in some areas (such as costs associated with employment), they are likely to go up in others (such as health care). So your overall cost of living may not drop much, if at all. Consequently, it may be a good idea to set aside 12 months worth of living expenses, after incorporating other sources of income, such as Social Security and outside employment. In addition, youll have to decide on the most efficient way of drawing on your other sources of income, including Social Security and investment accounts such as an IRA, a 401(k), etc. Its especially important to create a sustainable withdrawal strategy for your investment portfolio because you dont want to run the risk of outliving your money. Source of investment Youll want to have some cash available in your portfolio perhaps 2 percent to 3 percent of the portfolios value to take advantage of investment opportunities as they arise. Also, having even a small percentage of your portfolio devoted to cash can modestly improve your overall diversification and a diversified portfolio is your best defense against market volatility. (Keep in mind, though, that diversification cant guarantee a profit or protect against loss.) So, there you have it: four key USES of cash. Taken together, they provide some good reasons to keep at least a modest stream of liquid assets in your portfolio. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jennifer.basey@edwardjones.com. AppleJuiceAsk Siri Toby Carol Rooksby Weidlich, President, SWACKSSiri can control your System Settings: Ask Siri to turn Bluetooth on or off and open a specific Setting control. Launch apps: Say Open (app name) and Siri will open that app assuming theres only one with that name. Note that if your phone is locked, Siri will prompt you to unlock it before the app can be opened. ITunes: Siri doesnt have to open the Music app, you can just tell Siri to Play playlist (playlist name), and Siri begins playback of the playlist called Road Trip. You can also tell Siri to play by artist names, album names and track names; it also works with iTunes Radio. Social Media: Siri can post to Facebook or Twitter for you. Say, Tweet that the scenery in Fort Myers Beach is beautiful or Post to Facebook that the weather in Fort Myers is sunny today, and Siri will do the rest. Do You Follow Sports? If so, without unlocking your phone and opening your favorite Sports App tell Siri Whats the score of the Red Sox game? You can also ask Siri about sport statistics and team information. Want To Know Whats Playing At The Local Theater? Say Siri what is playing at the AMC Theater in North Fort Myers? or Siri, what is Draft Day about? or What movies had both Julia Roberts and Richard Gere? Siri will give you results which can include list of current movies playing and the times, movie trailers and trivia. Dont be afraid to see what Siri can do for you! Workshops are held on 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. From page 1Art Center October EventsOctober 7 is Art Talk Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Meet artist Arturo Correa, learn about the exhibiting artwork, mediums used and see what inspires and evokes the artist to create. Cost is $5. October 9 is Connect Networking fro 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The topic is Facing Obstacles with Positivity. This is a networking event, uplifting topics, guest speakers, raffle prizes and appetizers. Guest speaker is Destiny Haggett. Cost is $10 general admission; $30 for a business promotional table. Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is at 2301 First Street. For more information, call 333-1933 or visit www.sbdac.com. Painters Wardrobe by Arturo Correa From page 19Derek Jeter And Paul Konerkomanager immediately, both internally and externally. There has been speculation that Doug Mientkiewicz, manager of the Twins Class A Fort Myers Miracle, could be in the mix for Gardenhires job. Mientkiewicz managed Fort Myers to their first Florida State League Championship this past season. Lee County Sports Complex Renamed CenturyLink Sports Complex The spring training facility of the Minnesota Twins for the past 25 years is being renamed the CenturyLink Sports Complex. The naming rights went to CenturyLink as part of an expansion of Minnesotas ongoing partnership with the company, which is the official communications provider for the Twins and their home stadium, Target Field, The Fort Myers facility is presently undergoing a $48.5 million renovation which is scheduled for completion next spring. Republican Meeting The Lee Republican Women Federated will conduct their next meeting on Monday, October 13 at The Edison Restaurant, 3583 McGregor Blvd. in Fort Myers. The event starts at 5:15 p.m. with a social hour, with dinner and the program to follow. Special guests are Dane Eagle, Brian Hamman and Cathleen Morgan. Rep. Eagle will discuss state amendments on the November ballot, Water & Land Use and Judicial Appointments. Local Amendments will be discussed by Commissioner Hamman on Term Limits for County Commissioners. School board member Morgan will speak on School Board Expansion to Seven Members and Single Member Districts. A Q&A session will follow the discussions. Cost is $22 all inclusive. To make reservations, call 432-9389 or email rmh738@ aol.com. Visit www.leerepublicanwomen. com for additional information. .From page 19Shop For Successfor the community, too. Dress For Success Southwest Florida thanked sponsors Arthrex, Baird, Best Western, CONRIC PR & Marketing/ Publishing, Crowne Plaza, Edison National Bank, Edward Jones, Girl Talk TV, Hodges University, Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Co, Rodan & FieldsCaryn Smith, Stevens Construction, Texas Roadhouse, ThirtyOne, Two Men & A Truck, Walking Billboard, Walmart and ValuGuard For more information about Shop For Success, VIP tickets, sponsorships or any other events, call 689-4992 or email swflorida@dressforsuccess.org.


23 THE RIVER OCTOBER 3, 2014 Learn About Shell Point LivingResidents of Southwest Florida who would like to learn about resort-style retirement options and lifecare from an experienced retirement counselor are invited to attend one of several informational meetings at Shell Point Retirement Community. The meetings will be held at 9:30 a.m. in the main Commons located in The Woodlands neighborhood at Shell Point on October 7, 15, 21 and 29. After the presentation, guests can tour The Island neighborhood and visit furnished models in The Woodlands neighborhood. Guests will also learn more about The Estuary, Shell Points newest neighborhood, which will include 50 residences in a combination of single-family and twin villa homes along with a community center and a pool. Admission is free; however, seating is limited, so reservations are required. Visit www.shellpoint.org/seminars or call Maureen Thomson at 466-1131 or 1-800-7801131. Shell Point Retirement Community is just off Summerlin Road and McGregor Boulevard, two miles before the Sanibel Causeway. Entrance sign at Shell Point Retirement Community Doctor and DietitianImproper Diet, Weight Gain May Lead To Insomniaby Ross Hauser, MD and Marion Hauser, MS, RDNothing can change a life as much as bad sleep. Jan, a mother of two small children from a small town in Kentucky, came to see us in our Chicagoland clinic with a diagnosis of fibromyalgia, producing non-restful sleep, severe body aches and terrible fatigue. She initially saw us for Prolotherapy, a stem cell injection technique that stimulates the repair of painful joints, but her main problem really was sleep. By correcting the root cause of her insomnia, which in her case was improper diet, her energy, body aches and vitality were restored. The CPAP machine is also commonly prescribed for insomnia, which forces oxygen into the lungs. While some people need this machine for good oxygenation during the night, we have helped many patients achieve a good nights sleep without a machine. If a person is overweight, he/she needs to lose weight. For the person who gains weight in the belly, weight loss is typically best achieved by consuming a carnivorous high protein, low carbohydrate diet. For those who gain weight in the hips, typically a plantbased vegetarian diet is best. For us, the doctors diet is primarily carnivorous and the dietitians diet is mostly plant-based. But the two can live harmoniously. Carnivores notoriously wake up in the middle of the night hungry because they metabolize food more quickly. If this is you, the best treatment is to eat protein prior to sleep, and if you do wake up, then have a high protein food readily available to eat, and eat it even in the middle of the night! Insomnia plus body aches may also be the result of food sensitivities. Some people produce antibodies against foods, so the bread you love may actually cause your pain and insomnia. Food sensitivity testing involves a blood test for IgG antibodies against certain foods. Another option is to stop eating the top five foods you consume, which are often bread (gluten), cows milk (dairy), eggs and etc. Do this for a week and see if your sleep, energy and body aching improves. Nothing refreshes and energizes a person like a good nights sleep. This information is not intended to treat, cure or diagnose your condition.continued on page 24 Leaders in the eld ofCaring Medical has specialized in xing joint pain, sports injuries, and arthritis without surgery for over 20 years.Ross A. Hauser, MDBoard Certied in Physical Medicine & RehabilitationMarion A. Hauser, MS, RDCEO of Caring Medical & Rehabilitation ServicesCaring Medical and Rehabilitation Services9738 Commerce Center Ct., Fort Myers, FL 33908 Prolotherapy Stem Cell Therapy Platelet Rich PlasmaMake an appointment today! www.caringmedical.com239.303.4069 Dr. Glover To Speak At LWV MeetingDr. William L. Glover, Senior Pastor of Mount Hermon Ministries, Inc., will present A View Of Justice In Lee County at the League of Women Voters (LWV) of Lee County Floridas monthly educational program meeting on Saturday, November 1. The meeting will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Helm Dining Room at The Landings, 4420 Flagship Drive in Fort Myers. Dr. Glover is very involved in reaching his community through educational empowerment, serving as co-president of LIFE (Lee Interfaith For Empowerment) a network of congregations committed to justice ministry in Lee County. In addition, he is vice chairperson of The 21st Century Collaboration, chairperson of the Community Health Services Committee and a member of the Lee Memorial Health System Envisioning Committee. The public is invited to hear Dr. Glovers lecture. Cost to attend the meeting, including an optional breakfast, is $15; student rates are available. To reserve by October 28, call 278-1032 or e-mail lwvlee@yahoo.com. The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Founded in 1920, the League is one of Americas most trusted organizations. Membership is open to men and women of all ages. Information on the programs and issues of the League of Women Voters is available at www.lwv.org, www.lwvfla. org and www.lwvlee.org. Call 278-1032 or e-mail lwvlee@yahoo.com for more details. Dr. William L. 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deaRPharmacistWhats In Your Morning Bowl Of Cereal?by Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Readers: Everyone is worried about heavy metals in their dental amalgams and vaccines. But what if I told you that you could be getting some in your morning bowl of cereal? Its possible according to Mike Adams, founder of the Forensic Food Lab (labs. naturalnews.com). Some metals are simply not supposed to be in your body. The symptoms of acute poisoning require immediate medical attention, whereas chronic low level exposure will cause symptoms that look like an auto-immune disorder, attention problem or neurological disease. Take a look at the startling symptoms of chronic metal exposure: Lead Fatigue, insomnia, trouble concentrating, irritability, headache, weight loss, stomach pains, low libido and high blood pressure. Without a doubt, there is always nervous system damage causing dozens of muscular and neurological problems. Disturbingly, lead contaminants have been isolated from a few baby foods and juices. Arsenic Darkening or discoloration of your skin, skin bumps (like corns or warts, termed hyperkeratosis), white lines in the fingernails (termed Mees lines) and peripheral neuropathy. Brain fog and mental status changes can occur. I recall once when my fianc was hospitalized about 20 years ago, he was tested for arsenic. His levels were 500 times higher than normal. His neurologist became alarmed and requested my urine sample, on the spot (suggesting that I had poisoned my guy!). My levels were 1,000 times higher than normal! Later on, I explained to him that he had tested our organic arsenic levels (not the poisonous inorganic sort) and that it would naturally be higher because we both ate lobster the night before. Luckily, we knew we had high levels of the nontoxic form, so we did not submit ourselves for unnecessary chelation. Cadmium Cigarette smoke contains cadmium and so does some fertilizer. Japan has had a problem with cadmium in their water supply and rice fields. Cadmium can raise blood pressure. It can cause emphysema, poor sense of smell, fatigue, osteoporosis and anemia. Mercury Permanent damage can result with this heavy metal, usually found in seafood (especially sea bass, swordfish and tuna), some pharmaceuticals, old mercury thermometers and some dental fillings. When coal is burned, mercury is released. Symptoms include mood swings, memory loss, heart arrhythmias, weakness, skin rashes, psychiatric illness and dozens of muscular or neurological symptoms. Progressive, disabling cond itions may occur if mercury poisoning is not uncovered in time. While frightening, keep in mind, we are all exposed to these compounds because heavy metals now contaminate a lot of items like water, household chemicals, fertilizers, medication and food... even cereal! Most children grow up eating cereal and their little bodies start collecting the heavy metals at such a young age. When Mike Adams tested cereals, he found that Honey Bunches of Oats had the lowest level of heavy metals. Hes evaluated two dozen popular cereals by brand name, so go find out where your favorite cereal ranks labs.naturalnews. com then click on infographics at the top. Please share his info graphic with every parent you know. 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. From page 23InsomniaCaring 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. Healthy Living Lecture: Cancer And NutritionLee Memorial Health System announced the next in a series of free monthly lectures designed to cover a variety of health care topics to help improve your physical and mental well-being. These interactive and informative lectures are presented by Dr. Sal, vice president of health and wellness and medical director of the wellness centers in Cape Coral and Fort Myers. This months topic is Cancer And Nutrition and will be held on Tuesday, October 7 at noon at the Wellness Center of Cape Coral, 609 SE 13th Court in Cape Coral. The word cancer brings on so many thoughts and emotions. As we know, cancers cause so many health problems today and all we seem to be doing is research to develop new drugs and treatments for cancer. The statistics show that the incidence of many cancers is still increasing. Therefore, it is important to work on understanding what things might contribute to the development of cancer and what things we can possible do to decrease the risk. There is much data to support the association between nutrition and cancer. Join Dr. Sal for an interactive, fun and educational session. Dr. Sal is board certified in internal medicine and has been in practice since 1993. He is passionate about preventive health care and shares his knowledge of simple and effective ways to age gracefully and healthfully. Seating is limited and reservations are requested. Call 424-3232 or email pknudson@leememorial.org. Visit www. leememorial.org for more information. 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 adult daughter has recently asked me for a loan of several thousands of dollars, because she says she needs a surgical procedure. On further questioning, I find she wants to have a breast enlargement procedure. She is convinced that her whole life will change, she will be so much happier and it is the most important thing on her mind right now. She has saved about half the amount and now wants a loan to get it done sooner rather than later. What do you think about my daughters request? Alicia Dear Alicia, Society puts great strain on females and the young are very vulnerable to its messages. At this point in history boobs are in. Young girls and women are constantly under pressure to have what is in in what the society defines as female beauty. The present clothing emphasizes the breasts and there is no doubt that with a large endowment, the clothes look better. However, many females with natural endowment want a reduction as they are fed up with shoulder sores. The health risks involved should be researched and a good experienced surgeon is a must, should your daughter decide to go forward. Lizzie Dear Alicia, Right or wrong, society does define what is considered attractive in both males and females. Not meeting standards can be bothersome for some and downright shattering for others. For those that want to alter, enhance or reduce body characteristics, plastic surgery is a choice. Responsible physicians interview and counsel potential patients regarding expectations about surgery and reasons for seeking surgery. So, I do not think exploring surgical solutions to body image problems is in any way misguided. It is important to make informed choices about any medical procedures. As far as assisting your daughter with paying for her surgery, that is between you and your daughter. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. Mayors Support Flu Vaccinations The Florida Department of Health in Lee County is joined by the mayors of Fort Myers and Cape Coral in its campaign to urge everyone over six months old to get their flu vaccine before the active flu season begins. Fort Myers Mayor Randy Henderson and Cape Coral Mayor Marni Sawicki visited DOH-Lee immunization clinic this week to show the public what they do to prevent the flu: get a flu vaccine. Its what I do every year, not just to keep myself healthy but others who cant get the vaccine, said Henderson. Its so important, said Sawicki. Everyone needs to get the vaccine. It is especially important for pregnant women to be vaccinated due to the increased risk of complications associated with contracting the flu while pregnant. The flu vaccination is safe and will protect the mother and the unborn child. It will also help protect babies during their first few months after birth. Flu vaccine protects other people who cannot defend themselves from influenza, including those younger than six months old or too ill to get the vaccine. People who are ill should get their vaccine as soon as they are well. People with heart disease, cancer and asthma are more vulnerable than others, so getting your flu vaccine can help them as well. Flu vaccines available at the DOH-Lee immunizations clinic, 3920 Michigan Avenue, in Fort Myers include high dose for seniors 65 and up, flu shots for children six months old through 18 years old and nasal flu mist for children 2 years old through 18 years old. Local pharmacies and health care providers also offer flu vaccines for adults. For more information go to www.leechd.com. THE RIVER OCTOBER 3, 201424 Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


PUZZLE ANSWERS 1. U.S. STATES: Which four states within the United States are referred to as commonwealths? 2. LITERATURE: In how many of Shakespeares plays does the character of Sir John Falstaff appear? 3. MEDICAL TERMS: What would a patient with alopecia be lacking? 4. GEOGRAPHY: What is the only continent that has no desert region? 5. LANGUAGE: From which two words is the term cyborg derived? 6. MYTHOLOGY: What is a harpy? 7. TELEVISION: What was the name of the concierge in Gilmore Girls? 8. MOVIES: What horror movie series featured the character Mike Myers? 9. ENTERTAINERS: Comedian/actor John Candy was born in what country? 10. FAMOUS QUOTATIONS: What groundbreaking female comedian said, I hate housework! You make the beds, you do the dishes and six months later you have to start all over again? TRIVIA TEST 1. Kentucky, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Virginia. 2. Three 3. Hair (baldness) 4. Europe 5. Cybernetic organism 6. A female monster in the form of a bird with a human face 7. Michel 8. Halloween 9. Canada (Ontario) 10. Joan Rivers. ANSWERSDID YOU KNOW25 THE RIVER OCTOBER 3, 2014 My Stars FOR WEEK OF OCTOBER 6, 2014 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) An upcoming trip could create some problems with your schedule unless you tie up as many loose ends as possible before you head out the door. Ask a friend or colleague to help you. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Being eager to start a new project is fine. However, moving ahead without knowing what actually will be expected of you could cause a problem down the line. Ask some questions. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Getting through some recent challenges in good shape might give you a false sense of security. Dont relax your guard. You need to be prepared for what else could happen. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Caution is still advised, even though you think youre as prepared as you need to be. Keep in mind that change is in your aspect, and you should expect the unexpected. LEO (July 23 to August 22) The Lions gift of persuasion helps you get your points across, even to some of your most negative naysayers. An old friend might seek you out for some advice. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Being sure of your convictions is fine. But leave some room for dissenting opinions. You might learn something that could help you avoid a possible problem later on. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Getting good legal advice on what your rights actually are is the first step toward resolving that pesky problem so that it doesnt re-emerge at a later date. Good luck. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Longtime relationships work well this week, whether theyre personal or professional. Its also a good time to invite new friends and colleagues into your life. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) This is a good week to do the research that will help you uncover those irrefutable facts that can back you up on your new venture when you most need it. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Change is an important factor in your aspect this week and could affect something you might have thought was immune to any sort of adjustment or alteration. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Being asked to share someones deeply personal confidence might be flattering, but accepting could be unwise. Decline gracefully but firmly. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) As wise as you are, you could still be misled by someone who seems to be sincere but might not be. Take more time to assess the situation before making any commitments. BORN THIS WEEK: You like to face challenges that others might try to avoid, and by so doing, you set an example of courage for all. On Oct. 11, 1809, explorer Meriwether Lewis dies under mysterious circumstances at Grinders Tavern in Tennessee. Most historians have concluded that Lewis death was a suicide brought on by depression over financial worries, but some believe he was murdered, possibly by the tavern owner. On Oct. 12, 1810, when Bavarian Crown Prince Louis marries, the citizens of Munich are invited to attend the festivities. The decision to repeat the festivities the next year gave rise to the tradition of the annual Oktoberfest. Today, more than 1 million gallons of beer are consumed annually at Oktoberfest. On Oct. 8, 1869, future auto inventor and mechanic Frank Duryea is born. Duryea was the first automobile driver on the American road. In 1893, his Duryea Motor Wagon made its first successful trip, 600 yards down his street in Springfield, Mass., before the transmission blew. On Oct. 7, 1913, for the first time, Henry Fords entire Michigan automobile factory is run on a continuously moving assembly line. A motor and rope pulled the chassis past workers and parts, cutting the man-hours required to complete one Model T from 12-1/2 hours to six. On Oct. 6, 1926, Yankee slugger Babe Ruth hits a record three homers against the St. Louis Cardinals in the fourth game of the World Series. In 1928, in another Yanks-Cards World Series, Ruth tied his own record, knocking three more pitches out of the same park. On Oct. 9, 1940, during the Battle of Britain, the German Luftwaffe launches a heavy nighttime raid on London, and a bomb pierces the dome of St. Pauls Cathedral, destroying the High Altar. The cathedral had been built, destroyed and rebuilt many times over the years beginning in 604 A.D. The current cathedral dates from 1710. On Oct. 10, 1973, Spiro Agnew becomes the first U.S. vice president to resign in disgrace. He pleaded no contest to a charge of income-tax evasion in exchange for dropping charges of political corruption, which included his practice of accepting bribes even while vice president. A proverb of unknown origin states, The length of a piece of wood can only be too short on one end. A Neanderthals brain was actually larger than the brain of a modern human. Keep an eye on the weather in your part of the country, it may be a sign of things to come. An old saying goes, Much rain in October, much wind in December. A famous and oft-quoted line from Sherlock Holmes is How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth? However, author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle didnt come up with that one himself; he took it from a story by Edgar Allan Poe, another pioneer of the detective genre. Just as bears do, many frogs hibernate. A frog will burrow down into the mud at the bottom of a pond and, not being able to use its lungs to breathe, it will absorb the oxygen in the water through its skin. Everywhere you go these days, you see people carrying around bottles of water. I wonder if they realize how much money theyre spending? At $1.49 for a 9-ounce bottle of Evian, a gallon would cost $21.19. It could be worse, though. Pepto-Bismol is $123.20 a gallon. Jayne Mansfield had an interesting definition of men. She said they are creatures with two legs and eight hands. Snakes can get hiccups. Im tired of all this nonsense about beauty being only skin deep. Thats deep enough. What do you want -an adorable pancreas? -Jean Kerr THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY SPORTS QUIZ 1. Name three of the four major-league teams that Jim Fregosi managed. 2. Who had a bigger gap between career strikeouts and career hits: Jose Canseco, Dave Kingman or Jim Thome? 3. In 2013, Northern Illinois Jordan Lynch set an NCAA record for a quarterback with 316 rushing yards in a game. Who had held the mark? 4. Three people have been inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as a coach and a player. Name two of them. 5. In 2012-13, Martin St. Louis became the oldest scoring leader for a season in NHL history (37 years old). Who had been the oldest? 6. Landon Donovan set a Major League Soccer record in 2014 for most career goals. Who had held the mark? 7. Name the last one-name winning horse at the Kentucky Derby before Orb in 2013. ANSWERS 1. Angels, White Sox, Phillies and Blue Jays. 2. Kingman had 241 more strikeouts than hits, topping Thome (220) and Canseco (65). 3. Northern Illinois QB Stacey Robinson, with 308 yards in a game in 1990. Later in 2013, Lynch ran for 321 yards in a game to set a new mark. 4. Bill Sharman, Lenny Wilkens and John Wooden. 5. Bill Cook of the New York Rangers was 36 when he won the scoring title in the 1932-33 season. 6. Jeff Cunningham, with 134. 7. Barbaro, in 2006.


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REAL ESTATETHE RIVER OCTOBER 3, 201428 Read us online at: IslandSunNews.com CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS RS 3/21 NC TFN 1101 Periwinkle Way #105 Sanibel, FL 33957ISABELLA RASI(239) 246-4716EISABELLARASI@AOL.COMC M F Y Pbtn T Looking for a Home in McGregor Woods ?FOR SALE BY OWNER $699,0003 Bedroom 2 Bath renovated ranch (08) East Rocks. Pool w newer lanai, granite and stone counter tops, tile oors. call 732-778-8367 for info. NS 9/26 CCTFN REAL ESTATEGARCIA REAL ESTATE AND CONSULTINGRICHARD J. GARCIA, GRI, BROKER239-472-5147garciaonsanibel.comOffering Personal, Private, and Professional Real Estate Services on Sanibel and Captiva Islands. 30 Year Resident of Sanibel. Licensed in Florida, New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.RS 9/26 CC TFN VACATION RENTALLIGHTHOUSE REALTYPaul J. 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The Ambassadors also make a difference to families by providing educational and healthful resources to assist in GRANDparenting for GRANDchildren. We are currently seeking year-round volunteers to work one 4-hour shift Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm or 12:00pm to 4:00 pm. If you would be interested in learning more about this wonderful new opportunity, please contact Lisa Ellinwood, Volunteer Resources Coordinator at 239-343-5062 at the Golisano Childrens Hospital.NS 2/8 NC TFN COMPASSIONATE CAREGIVERS NEEDED!Season is here and we need Angels! Visiting Angels is looking for compassionate caregivers (CNA, HHA and Companions) for in-home care. Full and part time positions available. Please call 239-561-7600NS 9/26 CC 12/26 COMPANION NEEDEDCompanion for 80 something lady; driving, shopping, lite housekeeping, meal preparation. Flexible hours. South Fort Myers. 239-437-1991.NS 10/3 CC 10/3 MASSAGE TREATMENT ROOM AVAILABLEOn Sanibel Island. Seeking independent LMT. 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29 THE RIVER OCTOBER 3, 2014 Landing a big sh from the beach can be hard on the sh. Dragging a sh up onto the sand if youre going to release it is not an option as it usually damages or kills the sh. Hold the sh in the water while you unhook it if youre going to release it. The less you can touch a sh before release the better for the sh. If you want a picture with the sh, support it as you lift it out of the water and do it quickly. Before releasing, revive the sh while holding it in the water; moving it slowly back and forth so water goes over its gills. The sh will let you know when its ready to swim off. Florida just recently changed the regulations on shing from shore. Florida residents as well as out of state visitors need a shing license to sh from shore. Don't Harm The Fishby Capt. Matt Mitchell Shore Fishing:TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED LOG ONTO:IslandSunNews.comCLICK ON PLACE CLASSIFIED CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS BOATS CANOES KAYAKSDOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800RS 1/4 NC TFN WANTED TO BUYCASH PAID FOR MILITARY ITEMSCash Paid For Old Military Items. Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets, old guns, awards & more. Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280RS 9/5 CC 11/28 GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION GARAGE SALESaturday, 4th October 705 Oliva Street, Sanibel. Sale Lots of nice cloths (ladys.) Music DVDs and movies. Very nice photos, local interest. Household items 8 a.m. till 3 p.m. no early birdsNS 10/3 CC 10/3 GARAGE SALE Fri. Oct. 3 and Sat. Oct. 4. Something for everyone! Furniture, kitchenware, linens and towels, books, tools, ladders, Weber grill, patio set, generator, designer handbags and much more. Starts at 8 a.m. 726 Cardium Street, Sanibel. NS 10/3 CC 10/3 HELP WANTEDVOLUNTEERS NEEDEDVolunteers needed for light general maintenance. Call (CHR) Community Housing & Resources, Inc. 472-1189.NS 11/1 NC TFN HELP WANTEDIsland based home furnishings and accessory store seeks a friendly, energetic sales person to join our team. Experience in working with color, texture and space is a plus, along with good communication skills and the ability to follow through with clients. Daily activities include opening and checking in inventory, keeping the store fresh and looking its best, some light lifting required. PT/FT, some Saturdays required. Please Email resume to mysanibelresume@gmail.com NS 9/26 CC 10/3 VOLUNTEER/ JOB OPPORTUNITIESPAID volunteer opportunities to seniors, age 55 and over, to tutor/mentor children in elementary schools & after-school programs. Offering a stipend, mileage reimbursement, annual physical, holiday, vacation, and sick pay all tax exempt. Providing struggling school children a chance to succeed in school, and offering opportunities that will last a lifetime. Call Joan at The Dr. Piper Center at 239-332-5346. NS 1/17 NC TFN VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDThe Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum needs Education and Great Hall volunteers. No experience necessary, will train. Please contact Melanie at (239) 395-2233 ext 11.NS 7/11 NC TFN LOOKING FOR HOUSE CLEANING PERSONClean my home when I am on Island. Must be a non smoker and non drinker. Must submit a copy of drivers license and car registration. Must be a US citizen and must speak ENGLISH. $20 per hour. 3 references needed. mimisanibel@gmail.com NS 10/3 CC 10/31


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 OCTOBER 3, 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 Hello, my name is Sanders. Im a 1-year-old neutered male brown and white American Staffordshire Terrier mix. I am a happy-go-lucky, light-hearted sweet boy. I love people and I am curious about everything. I have great manners, walk well on a leash and play well with all different types of dogs in play groups here at the shelter. I could be your next best friend! My adoption fee is $15 (regularly $75) during Animal Services Fill Your Empty Nest adoption promotion. Hello, my name is Noir. Im a 2-monthold neutered male domestic short hair. My name in French means black. I am a black kitty... but just so you know, Im not French. Im an all-American tabby cat! I came from a home with lots of cats and ended up at the shelter because my owner had too many. If you have other cats I will fit right in. I love to play with other kitties and I will love you, too! My adoption fee: $15 (regularly $75) during Animal Services Fill Your Empty Nest adoption promotion. For information about this weeks pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at www.LeeLostPets.com. When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive in Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, rabies vaccination and county license if three months or older, flea treatment, worming, heartworm test for dogs six months and over, feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, training DVD, 10-day health guarantee, and a bag of Science Diet pet food. The adoption package is valued at $500. Sanders ID# 595007 Noir ID# 595775


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