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FREETake Me Home VOL. 13, NO. 40 OCTOBER 10, 2014From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Early Registration Discounts For Cops & Joggers 5K FundraiserAs the 7th annual Cops & Joggers 5K race approaches, the Fort Myers Police Department encourages participating joggers to register early to receive $5 to $10 discounts. 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 atcontinued on page 23 Valerie Rodriguez and Kealie Hernandez, 3, at last years event Field Of Screams Village, Haunted Hayride OpenHalloween in Southwest Florida will never be the same. Now, Southwest Floridians in search of spine-tingling, ghoulish fun will no longer have to travel to Tampa or Orlando, as the new Field of Screams Village and Haunted Hayride opens at JetBlue Park for five weekends. The highlight of the event 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 feature and a food vendor.Field of Screams Village will be open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through October 26 and Wednesday through Friday from October 29 to 31. The village opens at sundown each night, and hayridescontinued on page 6 Haunted Hayride features plenty of spinetingling creatures of all shapes and sizes Fall For The Arts Schedule Of EventsCelebrate the beginning of fall and kick off the season of the arts with your family and friends at the Alliance for the Arts on Saturday, October 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. during Fall for the Arts 2014. This free family festival features live performances, artists and author booths, kids games and art stations, face painting, hula dancing and plenty of food. There will be dozens of booths, with artists displaying and demonstrating their work, as well as cultural organizations presenting their upcoming seasons. Food and beverages will be available for purchase throughout the day. Performance schedule: 10 a.m. Kellyn Celtic Arts Irish Dance 10:30 a.m. Cultural Park Theatre 11 a.m. Dance Bochette 11:30 a.m. Florida Repertory Theatre 12 p.m. YMCA Balletcontinued on page 6 Dance performance during Family Fest in 2013 Sand Sculpting Event Adding New ElementsThe 28th annual American Sand Sculpting Championships, presented by the Seminole Casino of Immokalee, the biggest sand sculpting event in the state, is coming to Fort Myers Beach in just a few weeks. Running from November 21 until November 30, this years event offers even more fun for adults and children alike. Big C Events, Pinchers Crab Shack, the Wyndham Garden Hotel on Fort Myers Beach and The Sand Lovers, all of which have been involved in other successful sand sculpting events including the World Championships of Sand Sculpting, will once again manage the event in coordination with the Greater Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce and charity benefactors: Make-A-Wish, Teen Challenge, The Kiwanis Club and Lovers Key State Park. This year, sculptors represent nine different countries and 10 states. Collectively, they hold over 300 competition medals and many of them are world champions. There will be 16 Solo Master Sculptors, 10 Doubles Master Sculptors (five teams) and 11 Advanced Amateurs who will compete for the Florida State Championship. Guests are welcome to attend daily or at anytime from November 21 through 30 to see 41 sculptures, more than ever before. There will be many interactive activities for guests to partake in including: Make-A-Wish Day On Friday, November 21, 20 percent of ticket sale proceeds being donated to the organization. More Sand Sculptures View over 30 sand sculptures, more than 1,000 tons of sand will be sculpted, including one huge 350-ton sand sculpture. Celebrity Quick Sand Speed Sand Sculpting An audience-participation show in which two local celebrities go head-tohead for a 10-minute sculpting competition, sculpting a subject selected by someone in the audience. The winner of each round advances to championship rounds based on audience applause. First place will get $500 donated to their charitycontinued on page 15


THE RIVER OCTOBER 10, 20142 Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now: Eve Of Change At Main And Hendry by Gerri Reaves, PhDThis circa-1925 view captures the intersection of Hendry and Main shortly before boom-time renovations and construction would sweep through the business district. Case in point? The two-story brick structure on the northwest corner (left), known by many locals as the Lee County Bank Building. James A. Pineapple Jim Hendry built it in 1911 and it was originally used as a general store. Around the time of this photo, its various occupants included several real estate offices and the U.S. Weather Bureau. The U.S. Post Office had been located in the corner space from the late 19-teens until it moved to the new Post Office Arcade on Broadway in 1925. But when this photo was snapped, the Lee County Bank, Title, and Trust Company had not moved in. Originally chartered in 1924, its first office was halfway down the block -at the south corner of the Patio de Leon entrance on Hendry. In 1926, Hendrys brick building would undergo a stucco job and faade alterations and be transformed into the Lee County Bank Building. It was one of many downtown structures that received a stylistic update in the second half of that decade. That bank (not to be confused with others of similar names) would be in residence until the mid1960s. Other prominent structures on the west side of Hendry in 1925 include Peter Tonneliers long-lived three-story Graystone Hotel Building and the Leon Hotel, both with balconies. Across Hendry stands the Royal Palm Grocery (right foreground), a building originally constructed as Guy B. Reynolds grocery in 1905. The street leads to the Caloosahatchee River and the Hendry Street Dock, a commercial enterprise that had been in operation since the towns earliest days. In fact, the dock traced its origin to the time when a Seminole War-era U.S. Army fort occupied the footprint of todays downtown. The historic photos anachronistic touches include the wagon (far left) parked by a modern streetlight and a rather clunky traffic diverter in the center of the intersection. Such traffic devices would disappear, when the classic late-1920s brick streets were installed not long after the photo was taken. Today the Lee County Bank Building is an antiques and collectibles business and the rest of the block remains intact. The grocery store on Hendry Streets east side was demolished decades ago and the Edison Theatre was built. Perhaps the biggest change to this scene, however, is the view toward the river: Hendry Street has been extended significantly with infill, and at its foot stands the City Pier Building, not an historic dock. Walk down to Main and Hendry to see Pineapple Jims built building, now more than a century old. Then continue the short distance to the Southwest Florida Museum of History at 2031 Jackson Street to learn more about the bank that anchored Main and Hendry for four decades. For information, call 321-7430 or go to museumofhistory.org. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. And if you love local history, be sure to visit the Southwest Florida Historical Society, located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard on the campus of the Lee County Alliance for the Arts. The all-volunteer non-profit organizations hours are Wednesday or Saturday between 9 a.m. and noon or Wednesday 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 Historic Fort Myers by Prudy Taylor Board and Esther B. Colcord. The River Weekly News will correct factual errors or matters of emphasis and interpretation that appear in news stories. Readers with news, tips, comments or questions, please call (239) 415-7732 or write to: The River Weekly News, 1609 Hendry Street, Suite 15, Fort Myers, FL 33901. Fax number: (239) 415-7702. E-mail: press@riverweekly.com. The River Weekly News reserves the right to refuse, alter or edit any editorial or advertisement.Independently Owned And Operated COPYRIGHT 2014 The River Weekly News LORKEN Publications, Inc.Co-Publishers Lorin Arundel and Ken Rasi Advertising Sales Isabel Rasi George Beleslin Office Coordinator Patricia MolloyGraphic Arts/ProductionAnn Ziehl Kristy See Rachel Atkins Photographer Michael Heider Writers Gerri Reaves, Ph D Anne Mitchell Jeff Lysiak PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER Contributing Writers Read Us Online: www.IslandSunNews.com Click on The River Jennifer Basey Kimberley Berisford Suzy Cohen Justen Dobbs Ed Frank Max Friedersdorf Priscilla Friedersdorf Jim George Shelley Greggs Tom Hall Dr. Dave Hepburn Audrey Krienen Capt. Matt Mitchell Patricia Molloy Di Saggau In this circa-1925 view of Main and Hendry, James A. Hendrys 1911 brick building stands on the northwest corner. Hendry leads to Irelands Dock, still a thriving business concern at that time. photo courtesy of the Southwest Florida Museum of History Today, Hendrys building is still called the Lee County Bank Building by many people who recall its four decades in that location. Across the street, the Edison Theatre is now located roughly where the former Royal Palm Market once stood. photo by Gerri Reaves


3 THE RIVER OCTOBER 10, 2014 Fort Myers Beach Pirate Fest ReturnsPirates are once again invading the docks beside Matanzas Pass at Fort Myers Beach for the 9th annual Pirate Fest on October 10, 11 and 12. The Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce seeks title sponsorship for the event, which was attended by over 7,500 people last year. The event also is seeking sponsorships for the Pub Crawl and Pirates Ball as well as prize donations and volunteer performers. With the addition of more activities and entertainment, this years event promises to be even more spectacular than the last, said chamber President Bud Nocerra. The plunder runs all weekend long and begins with a boom. Opening cannon shots are fired from the fishermans wharf at Old San Carlos Boulevard on Friday at 5 p.m. and closing cannon shots are on Sunday at 5 p.m. Pirate Fest will include live music, events and acts such as the Craic Celtic Fusion Music, Arrr Inc. and the Skeleton Crew Family Fun Theatre, cannon firing demonstrations from Gulf Coast Black Powder, Black Duck pirate ship rides, live mermaids and pirate groups on stage and interacting with the crowd on Old San Carlos Boulevard. The most exciting event will be the live sea battle at 1:45 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. There will also be a 45-minute cruise to view the sea battle at 1:45 p.m. both days leaving from the fishermans wharf docks on Old San Carlos Boulevard in Fort Myers Beach. Pirate Fest evening festivities will include a Pirates Ball on Friday, October 10 and a Pub Crawl all weekend. This year, there will be a downloadable pub crawl map with coupons from area bars, restaurants and retailers for food, drink and shopping deals. For family fun and a chance to win prizes, purchase a $5 scavenger hunt map at the chambers Visitors Center on Fort Myers Beach or the Mobile Information Center Roxy. Swashbucklers of all ages are invited to put on their best pirate gear and join in the fun all weekend long beginning Friday evening and continuing through Sunday evening. Volunteer groups and individuals as well as businesses interested in sponsorships are encouraged to contact the chamber. All event information including advance ticket purchase, schedule, accommodations and sponsor information can be found at www.fmbpiratefest.com. A young pirate at Nervous Nellies on Fort Myers Beach FREE MARINA DOCKAGE with Dock Attendants Assistance MARINA D w w w w w w w w ith Dock Ass Nellies Upstairs Waterside Bar 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! Make sure you pick up a Nellies discount card come in six times and get a FREE meal 263.41 N 815.18 W Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


THE RIVER OCTOBER 10, 2014 4 Summerset Regatta This WeekendFor 49 consecutive years, the sailors of Southwest Florida have gathered to celebrate the end of summer by participating in this areas premier sailing event called the Summerset Regatta. 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. This year, the Caloosahatchee Marching and Chowder Society (CMCS) is again proud to present the 49th Summerset Regatta. 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 in Fort Myers Beach. Each vessel entered will be eligible for fantastic door prizes, such as haul-outs, boat services, gift certificates and nautical supplies. The 2014 race will include many of our areas fastest racing yachts and previous Boat of the Year (BOTY) winners. The Summerset Regatta is the first regatta to be scored in the 2014-15 BOTY racing for Southwest Florida, Charlotte Harbor and the Caloosahatchee BOTY competitions. Summerset Regatta 2014 schedule of events: Friday, October 10 Shoreside activities start at 1830 hours when the regatta kicks off with the Sellstate Priority Realty Skippers Meeting/Party at Bonita Bills, with free beer, soda, and pizza. Bonita Bills is located at 702 Fishermans Wharf, San Carlos Island at Fort Myers Beach. Drawing for cruisers prizes, too. Saturday, October 11 First start 0930 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. 1020 hours Cruisers Coastal Race 1800 hours Morgan Stanley Smith Barney/Lexus of Fort Myers awards dinner and party at The Pink Shell Resort, Captiva Ballroom. For more information, contact regatta chairperson and vice commodore Steve Romaine at 482-6280 or sromaine294@gmail.com or rear commodore of racing Stan Dale at 305-218-1104 or s.dale@ssss.com. The Summerset Regatta website is www. summersetregatta.com. 2013 Summerset Regatta race under way Pictures from the 2013 Summerset Regatta Last years Summerset Regatta 1628 Periwinkle Way 472-2893 Heart of the Islands, SanibelOpen Monday-Saturday 10am www.threecraftyladies.com ay-Saturday 10a m e craftyladies.co m Tropical Fabrics Tropical Fabrics Novelty Yarn Novelty Yarn Quilting Quilting Notions Notions Beads Beads Scrapbook Papers Scrapbook Papers Childrens Crafts Childrens Crafts Art Supplies Art Supplies Shell Crafts Shell Crafts Gifts Gifts Find us on Ask about our Sewing Machine Rental Program! Ask about our Sewing Machine Rental Program! STOP IN ON THURSDAYS FOR OUR MAKEITANDTAKEIT BEAD BRACELET ACTIVITY! STOP IN ON THURSDAYS FOR OUR MAKEITANDTAKEIT BEAD BRACELET ACTIVITY! 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 Our email address is press@riverweekly.com


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THE RIVER OCTOBER 10, 20146 Hortoons From page 1Fall For The Arts12:30 p.m. Kurokawa Martial Arts 1 p.m. North Fort Myers Academy of the Arts Steel Drum Band 1:30 p.m. Young Artists Awards 2 p.m. City Scenes Theater Company 2:30 p.m. Heart and Soles Dance Troupe Participating artists include: Leslie Anne Jewelry, Katie Gardenia, Damali Gibbs, Janis Grau, David Hammel, TM Jacobs and Angelina Assanti, Doug MacGregor, Kyle Miller, Dana Nicloy, Patterson Art, Graciela Price, and Kathy Robinson. Participating organizations include: Aboriginals: Art of the First Person, ArtFest Fort Myers, Broadway Palm Dinner Theater, City Scenes Theater Company, Cultural Park Theatre, Family Music Time, Florida Repertory Theatre, Ghostbird Theatre Company, Gulf Coast Symphony, Gulf Coast Writers Association, Gulfshore Ballet, Imaginarium Science Center, Kellyn Celtic Arts Irish Dance, Kurokawa Martial Arts, Palmgrass/Acoustic Music Society of Southwest Florida, North Fort Myers Academy for the Arts, Pine Island Writers, Sol Major Music, Southwest Florida Fine Craft Guild, SouthwestFlorida Symphony, Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida, Vinos Picasso, and Young Artists Awards. Fall for the Arts 2014 is made possible through sponsorships and partnerships with The News Press Media Group, Caloosa Tent & Rental, The River Weekly News and CopyLady. The event is powered by Fafco Solar Energy. The event is free, but a $5 suggested family donation will help ensure future family programming at the Alliance. Visit www.ArtInLee.org or call 939-2787 for more informaiton. The Alliance for the Arts is at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Family Fest includes dance troupes, theatre groups and martial art demonstrations From page 1Field Of Screamsrun until 11:30 p.m. at JetBlue Park, 11500 Fenway South Drive in Fort Myers. The evening shows and entertainment are designed for adults and children age 13 or older. Children younger than 13 are welcome to attend the event 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 will be $25 per person. Vendor space and sponsorships are still available. For more information and session times, visit www.fearatfenwaysouth.com. Field of Screams Village FGCU Presents A Midsummer Nights DreamFlorida Gulf Coast Universitys Symphony Orchestra opens its 2014-15 concert season this Saturday, October 11 with a musical celebration of the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeares birth. The concert will feature Felix Mendelssohns incidental music for A Midsummer Nights Dream, and the orchestra will be joined by a number of special guests. Assistant professor Gerritt VanderMeer and visiting instructor Kiara Feliciano of FGCUs Theatre Program will perform dialogue from the comedy. Shakespeares words and Mendelssohns music will be sung by Bower School of Music associate professor Jeanie Darnell, soprano; Lauren Davis, mezzo-soprano; and the women of the Florida Gulf Coast University choirs (Trent Brown, conductor). The free concert, conducted by visiting assistant professor David Cole, begins at 7:30 p.m. in the U.Tobe Recital Hall in FGCUs Music Building. It is open to the public, but seating is limited. Doors open at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Joanna K. Hoch at 745-4268.


7 THE RIVER OCTOBER 10, 2014 Gateway To The Islands Kiwanis Club Installs OfficersKiwanis Club of Fort Myers/Gateway to the Islands (GTTI) recently held its installation banquet for the clubs 2014-2015 officers at Charleys Boathouse Grill on Fort Myers Beach. Awards were also given to club members for their support in service to the community. The individuals who took office are: Gary Hudson, club president; Jack Liptak, president-elect; David Stauffer, secretary; Debbie Norris, treasurer. The 2014-2015 Gateway to the Islands Kiwanis Club Board of Directors are: Viki Luster, Tina Parsons, Mary Poelker, Matt Ponzio and Martha Smith. Richard Tanner received the George F. Hixson Fellowship Award (Hixson was Kiwanis Internationals first president). A long-time GTTI member, every Christmas Tanner buys $1,500 to $3,000 worth of presents to be distributed to local children in need. Matt Ponzio received the Walter Zeller Fellowship Award. This award is named for Mr. Zeller, who provided the seed money for the Kiwanis International Foundation. The Zeller award supports Project Eliminate, an international effort to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetnus. Ponzio is a charter member and a past president who has been heavily involved with GTTIs dining book fundraising project. His UPS stores also accept stuffed animals for children in the area. Charter member David Stauffer was named GTTIs Kiwanian of the Year. Stauffer is senior pastor at Faith United Methodist Church on McGregor Boulevard. He has served as GTTI president for two years, is currently club secretary, and has assumed district and conference leadership positions for Kiwanis International. While president, he guided the club to Distinguished Club status, an honor which few clubs can claim. Gateway to the Islands Kiwanis Club is Lee Countys newest Kiwanis Club, having received its charter on September 9, 2008. It is comprised of professional women and men, working and retired, who generally work and/or live around the San Carlos Boulevard/McGregor Boulevard/Summerlin Road areas. The club mixes fun and fellowship while taking seriously the Kiwanis defining statement of changing the world one child and one community at a time. Meetings are held every Tuesday (except the second Tuesday board meeting) from 7:45 to 8:30 a.m. at First Watch on McGregor Boulevard. Republican Women Monthly LuncheonAmendments to the Florida Constitution will be the topic at the Fort Myers Republican Womens Club monthly luncheon meeting on Tuesday, October 21. Joe Mazurkiewicz will present both pros and cons of each amendment. He will answer questions from the audience. The public is invited to attend the luncheon and the program being held at The Helm Club, The Landings in South Fort Myers. A social hour begins at 11:15 a.m. The noon lunch, business meeting and program will follow. The luncheon cost is $16 per person. Reservations are required by Thursday, October 16 and may be made by contacting Tina Laurie at 489-4701. Election information is a bi-annual activity of the Fort Myers Republican Womens Club. Attendees are encouraged to write checks equal to or more than the meal cost to a Republican candidate; the club then picks up the cost of the meal. Additional information about the club may be obtained by contacting the president, Gaile Anthony, at 292-5212. Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER OCTOBER 10, 2014 8 Along The RiverFrom the parish that has hosted the annual Greek Fest for nearly 40 years comes a new mini event, A Little Taste of Greece. The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church is serving its most popular Greek menu items and pastries during the two-day celebration: Friday, October 10 and Saturday, October 11 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission to the family-friendly event is free. Whether you decide to eat there or order take-out, there are a dozen dishes from which to choose including Greek chicken, gyros sandwich, spinach pie, baklava and fenekia. Prices range from $3 to $13. Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church is located at 8210 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers. For more information about A Little Taste of Greece, call 481-2099 or go to www.annunciation.fl.goarch.org. On Saturday at 8 a.m., experience the beautiful birds of Bunche Beach during a Lee County Bird Patrol guided tour. Bunche Beach is one of the best birding sites in the county. Saturdays tour is led by a member (either Charlie Ewell or Iver Brook) of the Lee County Bird Patrol, a group of volunteers who like to watch and identify birds and are willing to count those birds and turn the count over to the propertys manager for the county. To participate in the guided tour, meet on the beach at the end of John Morris Road. Tours are free with paid parking; $2 per hour for approximately two hours. Bring binoculars, sun protection, shoes that can get wet and a bottle of drinking water. There is access to public restrooms at the first parking lot on the right after the small bridge. Pre-registration is not required. Bunche Beach is located at 18201 John Morris Road, Fort Myers. For more information, call 707-3015 or go to www. birdpatrol.org. The Summerset Regatta returns to Fort Myers Beach this weekend for the 49th year in a row. It is hosted by the Caloosahatchee Marching and Chowder Society to benefit youth sailing in Southwest Florida, Forty-nine years ago, some local sailors placed a classified ad in the newspaper looking for anyone interested in racing sailboats from Fort Myers Beach to Naples. That first race led to a yearly event that all Southwest Florida sailors look forward to the end of the summer celebration known as the Summerset Regatta. The Summerset Regatta is the largest racing event for CMCS and the cruising fleet is there to cheer on the racers. Mooring in Matazas Pass area and limited dockage is available as racers get first options there. Enjoy all the festivities of the regatta including pre-race skippers meeting, first day race Beer Fest and awards dinner on Sunday evening. Share in the experience of the racers without shedding blood and sweat on the water. For more information, go to www.summersetregatta.com or contact regatta chairperson and vice commodore Steve Romaine at 482-6280 or sromain294@yahoo. com. The 9th annual Fort Myers Beach Pirate Fest returns next weekend. Nervous Nellies Crazy Waterfront Eatery invites you to celebrate starting Friday, with wenches, corsairs, and beauties at the historic seaport of Fort Myers Beach. Enjoy live music and shows on two stages or watch pirate ships go to battle with thar cannons ablaze. Nervous Nellies Schedule Friday, October 10 Pirate stroll: Costumed pirates and strolling musicians to visit Nervous Nellies and Uglys Waterside Bar from 6 to 9 p.m. Live music: Dave Collaton 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, October 11 Pirate Walk: From the fountain at Nervous Nellies to Times Square at 10 a.m. Kids fishing contest: On the fishing pier at Nervous Nellies historic Fort Myers Beach seaport from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sea battle viewing: Observe the battle action at Nervous Nellies Crazy Waterfront Eatery & Uglys Waterside Bar from 2 to 3 p.m. Drum circle: At the fountain at Nervous Nellies at 5:15 p.m. Pirate Ball: Come in yer best pirate or wench garb and twirl yer best mate to live music by Rich Lancaster and Drew from 6 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Pirate Ball: Begins at 8 p.m. Pirate costume contest: Be sure to enter the Pirate Costume Contest at 9 p.m. Cash prizes are awarded to Best Pirate, Best Wench and Best Couple. Sunday, October 12 Pirate Walk: From the fountain at Nervous Nellies to Times Square at 10 a.m. Kids fishing contest: On the fishing pier at Nervous Nellies historic Fort Myers Beach seaport from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sea battle viewing: Observe the battle action at Nervous Nellies Crazy Waterfront Eatery & Uglys Waterside Bar from 2 to 3 p.m. Drum circle: At the fountain at Nervous Nellies at 5 p.m. Live music: High Tide from 6 to 10 p.m. Nervous Nellies Crazy Waterfront Eatery and Uglys Waterfront Bar are located at 1131 First Street, Fort Myers Beach at the historic seaport of Fort Myers Beach. Call 463-8077 or go to www.nervousnellies.net. On Saturday, take a guided tour with Lee County Bird Patrol at Bunche Beach, an exceptional birding location. Pictured is a piping plover, a small shorebird with a melodic call Nervous Nellies in Fort Myers Beach is celebrating Pirate Fest this weekend BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island 481 4 7 33 12600 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers w ww.scu b av i ce di vers.co m S wim wit h the Fishe s Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


9 THE RIVER OCTOBER 10, 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 ten years and its enduring popularity is a testament to its exceptional, friendly service. 1520 Broadway #106, Fort Myers. Call 334-6991. Where can you go when youre in the moooood for some great cookin, local fun and prices that wont make you lose the farm? Try Island Cow on Sanibel. Island Cow is an airy bistro with french doors leading out to the front and back patios. It is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dine under the stars while you listen to live music on one of Sanibels only al fresco eating porches. 2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Call 472-0606.continued on page 16 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 Sit at Ichibans sushi bar and watch the sushi sculptors create edible art. The menu features a large variety of textures and flavors sweet, sour, tangy, spicy and salty that will satisfy all sushi lovers. It is also known for its variety of Japanese and Chinese dishes. 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 w ay ay s! Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week. Snacks In-between Live Music! Outdoor Seating Come Try our Come Try our NEW NEW Cowlicious Cowlicious Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials We Proudly BrewSanibels Most Award Winning Restaurant


Churches/TemplesALL FAITHS UNITARIAN CONGREGATION (UUA) Where diversity is treasured, 2756 McGregor 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 10, 201410


11 THE RIVER OCTOBER 10, 2014 Concert To Benefit At-Risk ChildrenGeneral admission and individual VIP tickets are now available for Grammy award-winner and country music legend Billy Dean, who will perform an intimate concert at The Heights Center in Fort Myers on Saturday, October 25 to benefit at-risk kids in the Harlem Heights neighborhood. The event is sponsored by local philanthropists Cheryl and Dave Copham. Proceeds will benefit The Heights Foundation and fund educational, arts and enrichment programs at The Heights Center. General admission tickets are $150 per person. Individual VIP tickets that include admission to a VIP pre-party and meet-and-greet with Billy, as well as premium concert seating, are $625. The VIP meet-and-greet will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. General admission doors will open at 7 p.m. and Dean will perform from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Grammy award-winner Billy Dean is a friend, a star, a gifted songwriter and performer and probably the nicest person we will ever meet, said Dave Copham. This is world-class entertainment for a great cause that is not to be missed. Deans insightful songwriting, clear and distinctive voice and masterful instrumental gifts have earned him accolades from many awards academies and countless devoted fans. He has sold more than 4 million albums, with 11 top 10 singles and five number one hits. He has recorded eight studio albums since 1990, of which four have been certified gold. His biggest hits include Only Here For A Little While, Somewhere In My Broken Heart, You Dont Count The Cost, Only The Wind, Billy The Kid, Its What I Do, Buy Me A Rose and Let Them Be Little. Dean has transcended genres with his unique repertoire earning numerous awards, including The Academy of Country Musics Song of the Year, ACM New Male Vocalist of The Year, BMI Pop Awards, BMI Song Awards, BMI Million Air Plays Award, Country Music Television Rising Star Award, NSAI Song of The Year and a Grammy for a country tribute, Amazing Grace. For more information and to purchase tables, go to www.heightsfoundation.org/billydean or contact Laurie Stanley at 482-7706 or lauries@heightsfoundation.org Billy Dean will perform on October 25 at The Heights Center Greeters Club October LuncheonHave you been to your local library lately? Have you used the Lee County Library Systems website recently? Libraries are no longer the quiet places where only hushed voices are barely tolerated. Technological innovations have changed our libraries, how we access and use books, do research or tap into the wide range of resources they provide. Come to the Greeters Club luncheon on Thursday, October 16 to hear a presentation by Margie Byers, APR, development specialist with the Lee County Southwest Florida Library System. Byers will concentrate on the library systems e-sources (such as Overdrive Media, Zino, Hoopla and Freegal Music) and how to access them on different devices. Make a luncheon reservation and find out more about joining this dynamic group of Lee County women. Cost is $20 per person. Email greetersclub@ gmail.com and provide your contact information (your name, email address and phone number). You will receive a call confirming your reservation as well as an email confirmation. Club luncheons are held on the third Thursday of the month at 11:30 a.m. at the Colonial Country Club, 9181 Independence Way in Fort Myers. For more information, visit www.greetersofgreaterfortmyers.com. 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. Jammies & Jeans At Temple JudeaOn Friday, October 17 at 5:30 p.m., Temple Judea hosts Jammies & Jeans, a Shabbat evening especially for young children and their families. Held on the second Friday of each month, it is open to the entire community. The Jammies & Jeans Shabbat service is in addition to the regular 6:15 p.m. Shabbat service. Throw on your jeans and get your kids in their jammies for a casual, warm and kid-friendly Shabbat service filled with singing, storytelling and lots of fun followed by dinner. The Shabbat service is held in the Synagogue, followed by dinner at 6 p.m. To make dinner reservations, send an email to jenmanekin@yahoo.com. Rabbi Sack will help you enjoy and celebrate the joy of Shabbat with stories, songs, dancing and more. Temple Judea is located at 14486 A & W Bulb Road in Fort Myers. For more information, call 433-0201. Trash & Trash & Treasures Treasures SALE SALESaturday, November 15 9 a.m. 1 p.m. e Center 4 Life Palm Ridge & Library Way, Sanibel, FLDont miss this great opportunity to discover great nds at low, low prices! Household Items Household Items Toys Toys Furniture Furniture Hardware Hardware Linens Linens Sporting Goods Sporting Goods Kitchen Gadgets Kitchen Gadgets Glassware Glassware Artwork Artwork Jewelry Jewelry Collectibles Collectibles Surprises! Surprises! Were Looking for Donations Proceeds bene t Island Seniors, Inc. Donations are tax deductible Bring your gently used items (except clothing, shoes, TVs, computers, printers and books) to Center 4 Life at Palm Ridge Road and Library Way. For more information, call 472-5743.Refreshments will be for sale!


THE RIVER OCTOBER 10, 201412 First Cold Front Of Fall Fires Up The Actionby Capt. Matt MitchellWith the first cold front of fall coming through over the weekend, we finally experienced some lower humidity and not quite so oppressive daytime high temperatures. Although this brief change was only noticeable to us for a couple of days, it was a sure sign that winter is coming to the fish and that they need to get fat for the lean times of winter that are just ahead. This first real sign of fall really make things out on the water start to pop, add to that the huge amount of bait that is already in the area and its like the switch was just flipped to the on position. Redfish were the main species I targeted this week, with good numbers of fish located basically all over the place on any stage of a moving tide. During higher water periods, most mangrove islands and oyster bars with good water movement have been a good choice to catch your redfish. During the lower periods of the tide, working the shallow flats and channel edges of the flats looking for roaming schools of redfish has been the way to go. As always, October is all about great redfish action and they will continue to be the go-to fish all month for most anglers While fishing mangrove shorelines and oyster bars for redfish, there have been plenty of snook, too. Most of these snook Im catching are on the small side from 18 to 24 inches, but Im also just starting to see more and more upper slot and larger snook. These bigger snook are just a whole lot more weary but will start to feed better as things continue to cool. Seeing such good numbers of snook moving across the sound making their way slowly to the back country from the beach and passes already is a sure sign of fall, and often can be some of the best snook fishing of the year. Limits of good-sized mangrove snapper were also caught while targeting redfish this week. Down-sizing your gear has been the key to catching a good limit of these bigger mangs, which can run from 13 to 16 inches. A small light wire #1 hook and 20-pound flourocarbon leader just catches a whole lot more of the bigger sized model snapper than the 30-pound leader and 2/0 hook I usually go with when targeting redfish and snook. As things continue to cool, these bigger mangrove snapper will slowly come to an end, so take advantage of the tasty fillets while you can. Catching quality shiners just keeps getting easier, too. With so much bait in the sound and out on the beaches, its just been a matter of spotting them either on the surface or flashing just below and making one throw with the cast net for all you need for the days fishing. Even with less than perfect tides, if you have enough shiners to live chum, you can get the fish to eat. Look for a wide variety of species to be also taking advantage of this easy bait too including trout, jacks, mackerel, sharks and ladyfish. Shiners are the catchit-all bait right now, so even if youre not a live bait fisherman, the lures youre using should resemble a shiner for the best results. 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. Steve Day and visiting friend George with a keeper redfish caught while fishing while fishing Pine Island Sound with Capt. Matt Mitchell this week ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEADS FACTORY TRAINED MERCURY MARINER JOHNSON EVINRUDE SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I/O'S MERCRUISERCourteous Professional Marine Repair Service Dockside Service Serving Sanibel & Captiva For Life472-3380 466-3344 Your Bottom Specialist Call on Paint PricesDave Doane NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEA D S FA C T O RY T R A I N E D MER C U RY MARINER JO HN SO N EVINR U D E S UZUKI YAMAHA O M C I/ O S MER C RU I S E R C ourteous Professional Marine Repair S erv i ce D oc k s i d e S erv i ce S ervin g S anibel & C aptiva For Li f e Y B t t Yo ur B ottom Yo ur B ot to m Specialist Specialist Call on Paint Prices C Call on a c es C C ll n P in t Pr i es C C i i Call on Paint Prices Da v e D oa n e 1 Send Us Your Fish TalesThe River Weekly would like to hear from anglers about their catches. Send us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of catch, species and weight, and include photographs with identification. Drop them at the River Weekly, 1609 Hendry Street, Suite 15, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, or email to press@riverweekly.com. CLEAR YOUR GEAR It Catches More Than Fish Lead is toxic. Choose non-lead weights.


13 THE RIVER OCTOBER 10, 2014 CROW Case Of The Week: Sandwich Ternby Patricia MolloyThe Sandwich tern is a gentle seabird found mostly along the coasts and estuaries of the southeastern United States, Central America, South America, the Caribbean, east Africa and parts of Europe. Social birds, Sandwich terns congregate in large groups known as a hogey of terns and find protection by nesting near more aggressive birds like Arctic terns and black-headed gulls. The genus name of the sandwich tern is Thalasseus sandvicensis: Thalassa is the Greek word for sea and sandvicensis refers to the town of Sandwich, Kent in the United Kingdom, the location of its initial identification. A Sandwich tern is easily identifiable by its shaggy black crest and yellow-tipped black bill. It is also noticeably smaller than the more common royal tern, the subject of last weeks CROW Case of the Week. Last month, a Sandwich tern was admitted to CROW after being found down and unable to fly. He came originally for a little wound from a fishing line. That has since healed great and is looking good, said Brittany Stevens, DVM intern. Dr. Heather transferred the bird to an outdoor enclosure that was large enough for the patient to make short flights that would help it rebuild its strength and stamina. Unfortunately, a problem was quickly detected. He was not flying, explained Dr. Brittany. He had developed swelling in his right hock and one of his right toes. The Sandwich tern was placed on antibiotics for two weeks with mixed results; while the bird is bright and alert, the swelling has not entirely subsided. One of the greatest challenges in veterinary medicine is that patients are unable to articulate what ails them. Just as in human medicine, after one symptom is successfully treated, another can unexpectedly pop up. We dont know what is going on with his hocks, but he eats really well and he enjoys his tub time, she concluded. As long as the Sandwich tern continues to show areas of improvement, CROW will continue to treat it. As of October 6, the wildlife clinic has already treated and released 802 healthy birds, mammals and reptiles back into the wild this year. With time and supportive care, this Sandwich tern will likely be added to the long list of success stories. 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. The Sandwich tern, patient #2526, during its daily tub time. A brick or rock is placed in the tub so that the seabird may rest out of the water at its leisure. Organic Gardening WorkshopThe fall gardening workshop series at the Alliance for the Arts GreenMarket continues on Saturday, October 11 at 10:30 a.m. with Fertilization, Weed & Pest Control The Organic Way. Learn practical organic methods to use in your home garden from expert growers. The workshop is free, but small donations are appreciated to help ensure more such activities at the market. The Alliance GreenMarket supports local growers, bakers and artisans. It offers a wide range of family-friendly activities year round, including free yoga sessions every Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m., live music, cooking demos and environmental activism events. Visit www.ArtInLee.org or find the Alliance for the Arts GreenMarket page on Facebook for more information. The Alliance for the Arts proudly is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. GreenMarket workshop held at the Alliance for the Arts Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER OCTOBER 10, 2014 14 Plant SmartOakleaf Fleabaneby Gerri ReavesOakleaf fleabane (Erigeron quercifolius) is a short-lived perennial commonly seen along roadsides and in fields, open woods and disturbed areas. Some people consider it a turf weed, but others see it as a native wildflower that attracts a variety of beneficial pollinators and provides nectar for the rare zarucco duskywing butterfly. The flowers appear on slender hairy stalks that grow from the center of a rosette of basal leaves. Stalks can be as high as three feet. Each flower has a round yellow disk of only about a half-inch across that is surrounded by more than a hundred slender petals of white, lavender or yellow. The petal edges have a fringy look. This daisyor star-like configuration is common to the aster family. In fact, the flower is also called daisy fleabane, as well as southern fleabane. This flower blooms throughout the year in South Florida, but most profusely in spring and early summer. The basal leaves resemblance to some species of oak trees inspires the name oakleaf. They are lobed, tapered at the base and broadest at the tip. They measure two to four inches long and less than an inch wide. The clasping leaf stems are much smaller. This plant forms masses when left to thrive, so it works as a low-maintenance groundcover or in a wildflower garden. Give it full sun to partial shade in a moist spot. It will grow even in nutrient-poor soil and will tolerate salt wind, but not saltwater. Propagate it with the minute seeds. Dead-head the spent flowers to control reseeding. The term fleabane comes from the belief that burning the foliage will banish fleas. Various species of dried fleabane plants were once used as pest control in mattress stuffing. Sources: Everglades Wildflowers by Roger L. Hammer, Wildflowers of Florida by Jaret C. Daniels and Stan Tekiela, National Audubon Field Guide to Florida, regionalconservation.org, and enature.com. Plant Smart explores the plant life of South Florida and sustainable landscape practices. Oakleaf fleabane is a native wildflower of the aster family photos by Gerri Reaves The flower flourishes along roadsides and in other uncultivated areas Ding Days Scavenger Hunt Celebrates 25th As part of J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuges 25th anniversary celebration of Ding Darling Days, it is hosting a week-long Silver Scavenger Hunt October 19 to 2, and awarding 25 prizes. Take a selfie with a mangrove tree. Name three birds you spot from Indigo Trail and the Wildlife Education Boardwalk. Get a refuge rangers autograph. Complete 25 of the 40 scavenger hunt activities to become eligible for prize drawings; you need not be present to win. Refuge visitors can pick up scavenger hunt sheets at the welcome table near the ramp on Family Fun Day, Sunday, October 19, or at the reception desk in the Visitor & Education Center the rest of the week. Completed sheets can be turned in at the Reception Desk Sunday through Saturday. For more information and a full Ding Darling Days schedule, visit www. dingdarlingdays.com. Ding Darling Wildlife SocietyFriends of the Refuge sponsors Ding Darling Days with support from Tarpon Bay Explorers, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and other private and business partners: Roseate Spoonbill: Doc Fords Sanibel Rum Bar & Grille; great egret: Matzaluna: The Italian Kitchen, Tween Waters Inn; Great Blue Heron: 97.7 Latino & Juan Radio, Arthur Printing, Baileys General Store, Mike and Terry Baldwin, Casa Ybel Resort, Cedar Chest Fine Jewelry, Intech Printing, Island Sun, Jerrys Foods, Mike and Cannella Mullins, Oceans Reach Condominiums, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, Jim and Patty Sprankle, West Wind Inn; Reddish Egret: Big Red Q Quickprint, Caloosa Tent & Rental, Casa Ybel Resort, Sally and Rich Ennis, Gulf Breeze Cottages, Sabal Signs, Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Club, West Wind Inn; Snowy Egret: Barefoot Charleys Painting Co., Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program, Jerry Edelman & Maryanne Daly, Florida Weekly, George & Wendys Seafood Grille, Good Wheels, Grounds by Green Ways, Island Therapy Center, Over Easy Caf, Panther Printing, Sanibel Art & Frame, Wendy and George Schnapp, She Sells Sea Shells, Winston and Barbara Spurgeon, Suncatchers Dream. To support DDWS and the refuge with a tax-deductible gift, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org or contact Birgie Miller at 239-292-0566, 472-1100 ext. 4, or dingdarlingsociety@gmail.com. Take a picture of your favorite scat panel on the Wildlife Drive boardwalk to score one point in the Ding Darling Days Silver Scavenger Hunt. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


15 THE RIVER OCTOBER 10, 2014 From page 1Sand Sculpting Event Adding New Elementsof choice. Photo Opportunity Sculptures Designed so you can step into the sculpture, become a part of it and have your photo taken. You can also have the sculpture customized by carving names, family names, dates and just about anything into the sculpture to make it your very own: family vacation photo, Christmas card, souvenir, postcard, etc. Kids Zone An area where the kids can practice building their own sand sculptures. Flying Colors John Gowdy is back this year with all new artwork on Saturday, November 22 and 29. Gowdy uses a blank, spinning canvas and creates a portrait of a famous person or object, timed to music in less than 10 minutes. Sand Sculpting Demonstrations and Lessons Learn the tricks of the Master Sculptors. Amateur Contest Open to anyone and all levels of sculptors, try your hand at sand sculpting on Sunday, November 23. State Championships This is a competition from November 28 to 30 where an advanced amateur sand sculptor can prove their abilities and get one step closer to being accepted as a Master Sculptor. Sand Vendor Village More than 50 vendors from around the country offering a great selection of food, beverages, specialty retail and arts and crafts. Chainsaw Art with Rod Green Master chainsaw artist and former lumberjack, Green will create works of art from logs in minutes. Live music every afternoon, featuring local acts (including tribute bands) throughout the event. Tickets at the gate are just $5 for adults and children 5 and older; 4 and under are free. If purchased online at www.FMBSandSculpting.com before November 19, tickets are just $4 each. Three-day passes will also be available for only $12. For more information and specials, visit www.FMBSandSculpting.com or the events Facebook page at www. facebook.com/SandSculptingFestival. This year attendees can also take advantage of a new Holiday Package that includes two admission tickets into the event plus a holiday photo with a personalized message integrated into one of the holiday sand sculptures. Ideal for the perfect holiday card, the package can be purchased for $24 on www. fmbsandsculpting.com. Family packs (two adults and two children under the age of 12) will be available at the gate for daily admission of just $16. For details on participating in the event as a vendor, contact Ted Clifton at 848-6568 or cliftoned@hotmail.com. To be a volunteer during the event, contact Jane Ross at 454-7500. Businesses and organizations can also sponsor the event. For details, email sponsorinfo@ FMBsandsculpting.com. The 28th annual American Sand Sculpting Competition will once again be at the Wyndham Garden Hotel, located at 6890 Estero Boulevard on Fort Myers Beach. Attendees are encouraged to arrive from the south in order to avoid traffic congestion. Event directors have coordinated a revolving bus system to transport attendees from the Lovers Key parking area to the site. Parking is also available in the Publix shopping center at Bonita Beach Road and U.S. 41 where the Lee County beach Trollee will pick up attendees. 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 2 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.Silent AuctionRoving (garbage, ice, water relief volunteer)Parking Special Shifts: (continues after event) Post-Event Read us online at IslandSunNews.com Seniors Computer Classes OfferedLee Memorial Health Systems SHARE Club has excellent instructors and coaches who are available to teach fellow seniors all you want to know about your computer. From the beginner computer user to beyond, we have a class to help you learn a little bit more. Students are thrilled with the one-on-one help they get, and dont feel rushed or embarrassed. Most classes are five weeks and range from $40 to $50. Below is a list of upcoming classes which are offered in our computer labs located at Lee Memorial Hospital and Cape Coral Hospital: Beginner Computer Course Windows 8.1 Course Print Shop Designing Address Book Course Internet and Email Course Understanding eBay course Beginner Spreadsheet Course Call 424-3765 for information and for a list of dates and times. SHARE Club is an age 50-plus membership program offering computer classes, health lectures and screenings, educational classes and social activities.


THE RIVER OCTOBER 10, 2014 16 Florida SouthWestern Presents Rauschenberg: China/America MixFlorida SouthWestern State College and lead sponsor FineMark National Bank & Trust announced the first solo exhibition of world renowned artist Robert Rauschenberg since his memorial at the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery in 2008 and the first installation in more than a decade of his monumental 100 foot-long Chinese Summerhall (1984) photograph. Rauschenberg: China/America Mix is the artists 16th one-man show at the college (since the gallery was founded in 1979) and celebrates the 10-year anniversary of the gallerys renaming and dedication in his honor. Widely-acknowledged as one of the most important artists of the 20th century, Rauschenberg is credited with pioneering the transition from European modernism to American pop art and was a local Lee County resident for nearly four decades. His effect still looms large around the globe, but this is particularly evident in China. Inspired by his 1982 visit to Jing Xian and his work at the ancient Xuan Paper Mill on his 7 [Chinese] Characters collages (included in this exhibition), Rauschenberg returned to China in 1985 to mount his Rauschenberg Overseas Culture Interchange (ROCI) exhibition at the National Gallery in Beijing. Open to the public for less than three weeks, Rauschenbergs ROCI/China show attracted more than 300,000 visitors and is still considered a seminal cultural event. To this day, the most recognized Chinese artists acknowledge his great influence and broader impact in describing art in China before and after Rauschenberg. As the artist once noted, ROCI [was] an attempt to create universal art, imbued with cultures of various peoples, in order to contribute to the cause of peace. While photographing the environs, according to Dr. Donald Saff, a sense of China unfolded in the viewfinder of Rauschenbergs Hasselblad. He continued, The enthusiasm of his working methodology was his diplomacy and his art was magic for the peoples spirit. The Rauschenberg: China/America Mix exhibition will open to the public from 7 to 9 p.m. on Bob Rauschenbergs October 22 birthday, with musical performances by longtime friends Dickie Landry, Kat Epple and Sonic Combine. A pre-opening lecture on Rauschenberg In China will be presented from 6 to 7 p.m. by distinguished guest Dr. Donald Saff (founder of USFs Graphicstudio and artistic director of Rauschenberg Overseas Culture Interchange/ROCI). These events are open to the public, free of charge. The first-come, first-served seating for the 6 p.m. lecture is limited. Gallery hours are Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed Sundays and holidays. For additional information, call 4899313, visit www.RauschenbergGallery.com or follow us on Facebook. Artist Bob Rauschenberg meets students at the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery Bob Rauschenberg in the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery Cape Chorale To Present 2014 Cabaret ShowcaseThe Cape Chorale Barbershop Chorus will present its 2014 Cabaret showcase on Sunday, November 16 beginning at 2 p.m. at the German American Club, 2101 SW Pine Island Road in Cape Coral. In addition to the Cape Chorale, the show will also feature the Cypress Lake High School TAG Elite Chorus, an award-winning a cappella chorus. Tickets for the event, priced at $14 which includes snacks, soda and water may be purchased by calling Bob at 574-7861 or toll free at 855-425-3631. Tickets will also be available at the door or from any Cape Chorale member. Door prizes and raffle tickets for special prizes will also be available at the event. Cape Chorale has been entertaining audiences in Southwest Florida for the last 22 years, and is affiliated with the Barbershop Harmony Society, an international organization dedicated the promotion and preservation of barbershop singing. Cape Chorale Cabaret will be held on November 16 Rauschenberg self-portraitFrom 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. Live music. Happy hour all day. Grab a bite to eat or drink and swing to the beats of live reggae, rock and island music from the areas premier musical talent. Just upstairs from Nellies is Uglys Waterside Bar, the place where everyone gets prettier, and happy hour is all day, every day. 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 EATERYEmail your editorial copy to: press@riverweekly.com




THE RIVER OCTOBER 10, 2014 18 Davis Art Center October EventsOn Friday, October 17, Music Walk comes to the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center with a performance by the Florida Southwestern College Jazz Ensemble. Enjoy the smooth jazz of the Florida Southwestern College Jazz ensemble musicians as downtown Fort Myers comes alive for Music Walk. This free event runs from 7 to 11 p.m.The Davis Art Center will host an Art & Poetry Networking Event on Thursday, October 23. Come and enjoy an evening of local art, poetry and much more. Artists will have the opportunity to showcase their work and share it with the local community. This is a chance for everyone to come and meet upcoming artists and poets in the area. The event is held the fourth Thursday of every month at 8 p.m. Admission is $10.On Wednesday, October 29, James Ehnes will be featured in a violin recital. Known for his virtuosity and probing musicianship, Ehnes has performed in more than 30 countries on five continents, appearing regularly in the worlds great concert halls and with many of the most celebrated orchestras and conductors. His performance begins at 8 p.m., with cocktails served at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 the week of the performance. Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is located at 2301 First Street in Fort Myers. For more information, call 333-1933 or visit www.sbdac.com. Violinist James Ehnes will perform at the Davis Art Center on October 29 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 III With specially rigged Calcutta poles and a sure-fire spot at Punta Rassa for catching the elusive and much-prized snook, Berry is certain of a successful haul. But he has persuaded his twin brother Bill to fish with him, with the usual result. If Bill had been in open water, he could have checked the fish, but in close quarters and surrounded by pilings covered with barnacles, it would have taken a fisherman with far more experience than Bill to have caught that fish. After 3 savage lunges, the line parted where the cloth line securing the leader to the tip of the pole was wrapped. The biggest snook Bill had ever seen slithered away into the depths, taking the rig with him. I was disappointed but said nothing, fearing to make bad matters worse. Bill was saying enough about those daddamned pilings for both of us. I ignored him, concentrating on what Id do if a big snook hit my line. I didnt have much time to think, because in a second or two, one of the jut-jawed fighters lunged at my pinfish and jerked the tip of my pole several feet under the water. He then leapt twice out of the water, just like a tarpon, shaking himself violently to throw the hook. I did the best I could, but it proved to be insufficient. In no time flat, the snook tore my rig from the pole. As I stood there surveying the damage, I detected the first indication all afternoon of pleasure from Bill. I was undaunted, though all I had left were two small rods and a large rod with an Ocean City reel and a 90-pound test line. I eased the boat beyond the ferry ramp and tied it short to the heavy post at the edge of a maintenance shed so I could fish in open water. Rigging my heavy Grouper rod with a 212-pound-test leader, double swivel and a 9/0 forged steel hook, I baited it with a big pinfish and threw the line into open water toward the ferry boat, The Best. To be continued next week Fort Myers Beach Yacht Club October MeetingThe monthly meeting of the Fort Myers Beach Yacht Club will be held on Wednesday, October 22 at the American Legion Post 274 on San Carlos Island, 899 Buttonwood Driver in Fort Myers Beach. Dinner will be catered and is available for $12 per person. Social hour begins at 6 p.m., dinner is at 7 p.m., and the membership meeting is from 8 to 9 p.m. Potential new members wishing to attend any or all portions of the meeting are invited to call Commodore Don Czech for required reservations and additional information at 565-7570. The Fort Myers Beach Yacht Club was formed in 1953 and incorporated as a not for profit organization for the purpose of promoting safe, enjoyable boating and good fellowship. This communityoriented club, with over 140 members and 60 boats, maintains a very active schedule of year-round activities, both on and off the water, for members and guests. Evening meetings are held once a month usually on the fourth Wednesday at the American Legion Post 274 on San Carlos Island. Because the club does not have the expense of maintaining their own waterfront facility, dues are only $120 per year per couple or $60 per single. Learn more online at www. FMBYachtClub.com. Bill (right) and Berry (left) Williams, circa 1919 Preparation For Annual Bonsai ShowPreparation for the 2014 annual Bonsai Exhibit will be the feature of the monthly Bonsai Society of Southwest Florida meeting, which will be held on Saturday, October 15 at the SPLAC building on Metro Plantation Road in Fort Myers. Members trees will be reviewed for preparation and instruction of bonsai display for the annual November show. The meeting begins at 9 a.m. Guests are welcome. There is no charge for attending and parking is free. The society will present its annual Bonsai Show on Saturday and Sunday, November 22 and 23, from 10 a.m. to 5 pm. at the Lee Election Center, 13180 S. Cleveland Avenue (across from Bell Tower Shops) in Fort Myers. Admission and parking are free. The show will include an exhibit of trees created by society members, demonstrations of bonsai techniques, introductory bonsai classes, and sales and raffles of bonsai and related materials. Experienced members will also be available to answer questions about any trees that are brought in. The Bonsai Society of Southwest Florida, Inc. was founded in 1973 to promote and encourage the knowledge and appreciation of bonsai and related arts. It holds its meeting on the third Satuday of each month. For more information, visit www.bonsaiswfl.org or call Greg Lignelli at 560-3275.


19 THE RIVER OCTOBER 10, 2014 Broadways Longest-Running Comedy-Thriller Now PlayingThe Tony Award-nominated play Deathtrap, now open at The Laboratory Theatre in Fort Myers, showcases local star Scott Carpenter in the lead role made famous by Michael Caine. The show also features Dallas Stobb, Angie Koch, Cindi Heimberg and Jeffrey Schmitt. Performances will be on October 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24 and 25 at 8 p.m., and on October 19 at 2 p.m. at the theater, located at 1634 Woodford Avenue in the Fort Myers River District. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Call 218-0481 for more information and for reservations. If you care to assassinate yourself with laughter, try Deathtrap, said Time Magazine Fundraiser Raises Almost $12,000 What do you get when a burlesque dancer, contortionist, singers, comedians and a fanciful audience come together? A sold out Vaudeville-style night to remember! The Laboratory Theater of Florida hosted the fundraiser on September 13. After tabulating proceeds from the events silent auction, matching gifts, season ticket sales and other donations, the Lab had raised $11,899. Artistic Director Annette Trossbach and the board warmly thank the community for its support. 2014-15 Season Schedule My Brilliant Divorce, opens November 7 By Geraldine Aron; Sponsored by The Association of Family Law Professionals In this delightful comedy, Angela shares her humor, loneliness, and insight into the absurdities of life after divorce. This charming piece resonates with humor, sarcasm, poignancy and kindness. Scrooge TV: A Modern Christmas Carol, opens December 12 By Laura Lorusso Fun for the whole family, this modern version of the beloved classic by Charles Dickens was created for the Laboratory Theater by the 2013 winner of the 24-hour Playwriting Project. Watch as the story you and your family already know is delightfully woven into the setting of a popular TV show. Agnes Of God, opens January 9 By John Pielmeier Set in the late 1970s, this is the story of three women who are drawn together by the death of a child. When a disillusioned ex-Catholic psychiatrist is summoned to a convent and meets Sister Agnes, a young novitiate accused of murder, she is deeply moved by the young nuns spiritual purity. Determined to circumvent the overprotective Mother Superior, Dr. Livingstone struggles to unearth the truth about the conception, birth and death of Agnes child. Cabaret, opens February 6 By Christopher Isherwood, John Kander and Fred Ebb; Sponsored by Dave and Brenda Kensler It is 1931 in Berlin, Germany. The Nazi Party is rising to power. In a seedy nightclub, the emcee oversees a cross-section of tawdry performers and audience in the doomed city. Sally Bowles, the headliner, has a relationship with a young American writer and is caught, as they all are, in the German Jewish trauma of pre-World War II. This awardwinning musical recently starred Alan Cumming in its gritty Studio 54 revival. Same Time, Next Year, opens March 13 By Bernard Slade This charming romantic comedy tells the story of two people, married to others, who meet for a romantic tryst once a year for 25 years. They develop an emotional intimacy, share their lives and react to the social changes in America. The Diary Of Anne Frank, opens April 10 By Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett; Sponsored by Ella Nayor, Jeffrey Cull and Deb Meisenberg The story of occupied Amsterdam and a family and acquaintances hidden in the sealed-off upper rooms of an office building. Anne Frank began her diary when she turned 13 and 22 days before she went into hiding. This is her story of captivity and fear, but also the burgeoning of a hopeful and beautiful spirit. The Diary Of Anne Frank is a play which reminds us of the horrors of war and is a fascinating commentary on human courage and frailty. For more information, call 218-0481. The theater is located at 1634 Woodford Avenue in Fort Myers. Dallas Stobb and Scott Carpenter as Clifford and Sidney Morganne Hoffmann at the Vaudeville fundraiser Cindi Heimberg as Helga National Adopt A Shelter Dog MonthThe Animal Refuge Center, located at 18011 Old Bayshore Road in North Fort Myers, is celebrating National Adopt A Shelter Dog Month with reduced rates on adoption of our canine residents. For all of October, you can bring home a furry friend for only $50. This fee still includes spay/neuter, microchip, current vaccinations appropriate to age, negative heartworm status and 30 days free pet insurance for your new family member. The ARC is open Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for adoptions and tours. You can visit their website www.animalrefugecenter.com to view some of our adoptable dogs as well as fill out an adoption application to prequalify.


THE RIVER OCTOBER 10, 201420 Boy Scouts Honor Distinguished CitizensThe Southwest Florida Council of the Boys Scouts of America announced two recipients of the 2014 Distinguished Citizen Good Scout Award: Charles K. Idelson of Fort Myers and Dolph W. von Arx of Naples. The honorees will be celebrated during the Southwest Florida Councils 24th annual gala taking place on Monday, November 10 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs. Idelson is a founding member of Investors Security Trust. He has 35 years of experience in the financial services industry, including 22 years as president and CEO of a Fortune 500 financial institution. Idelson currently serves as chairman of the board for the Lee Memorial Health Foundation and Canterbury Schools and is a board member for the Jewish Federation of Lee County, Hope HealthCare Services, Florida Gulf Coast University and the Childrens Advocacy Center Foundation, and as a senior advisor for Southwest Florida Community Foundation. Charles has demonstrated in both his business and community endeavors the integrity, character and civic-mindedness that the Distinguished Citizen Award is meant to honor, said Greg Graham, scout executive and chief executive officer of the Southwest Florida Region Scouting program. He exemplifies the core values that scouting strives to instill in all youth. The former chairman, president and chief executive officer of Planters LifeSavers Company, an affiliate of RJR Nabisco, von Arx retired from the position after 33 years in the consumer products business sector, including serving as executive vice president of Thomas J. Lipton. A resident of Naples for nearly 25 years, von Arx currently serves on the Sanibel Captiva Trust Company board of directors. He is a former chairman of the Regional Business Alliance of Southwest Florida, Biomedical Leadership Council of the EDC of Collier County, NCH Healthcare Systems and the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. He also has served on boards at the Florida Gulf Coast University School of Business, Naples Museum of Art, Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts, and The Everglades Foundation. Dolph von Arx is an exceptional role model for todays scouts, said Graham. His desire to serve others and his commitment to the community are truly inspirational. As a former scout, Dolph has truly lived his life by The Scout Oath and Law. The Distinguished Citizen Good Scout Award started in Southwest Florida in 1991 and recognizes individuals who have rendered outstanding service to the community, state or nation. Former honorees include George Sanders, James Newton, Jody Hendry, Miles Schofield, Leo Wotitzky, T. Wayne Miller, Dr. Abbott Kagan, Chet Perry, Congressman Connie Mack, Congressman Porter Goss, Dr. David Brown III, David Lucas, Gary Trippe, Steve Shimp, Dr. W. Bernard Lester, Lou and Steve Pontius, Rusty Whitley, Dr. Kenneth Walker, Dudley Goodlette, Jeff Kottkamp, Joe Catti, Sam Galloway Jr., Jim Nathan, Samira K. Beckwith, John Sheppard and Edward Morton. The Distinguished Citizen Good Scout Award ceremony brings together civic-minded individuals and business leaders throughout the Southwest Florida community in an event that recognizes and celebrates the importance of scouting in guiding and developing todays youth. Platinum, Golden and Silver Eagle corporate sponsorships are available, which provide reserved seating and recognition in the printed program. For sponsorship opportunities, table reservations and individual ticket purchases, contact the Southwest Florida Council, Boy Scouts of America, in Fort Myers at 936-8072 or www.swflcouncilbsa.org. The Southwest Florida Council serves more than 26,000 youth and 3,000 volunteers in the seven-county region. Charles Idelson Dolph von Arx Ten years ago, the Pilot Club of Fort Myers, was instrumental in building the Gresham-Kite Scholarship House on the campus of Florida Gulf Coast University. The house provides facilities for 17 girls to live there. The Pilot Club members visit the scholarship house on a regular basis and continue to provide support, camaraderie and financial assistance. The focus of the Pilot Club of Fort Myers is helping organizations seeking to improve the quality of life for individuals with brain-related disorders through volunteer activities, education and financial support. For information about the Pilot Club, contact the president, Linda Hessler, at 332-0971 or linda1538@ embarqmail.com. Crystal Marietta, left, the house manager for the Gresham-Kite Scholarship House at FGCU, accepts a check from Linda Hessler, president of the Pilot Club of Fort Myers. The check will provide funds for the 17 girls living in the Scholarship House the opportunity to purchase new sofa pillows for the residence. The Pilot Club of Fort Myers assisted in building the Gresham-Kite Scholarshp House at FGCU 10 years ago and annually helps support the 17 girls who live there. Pictured above are some of the girls with items the Pilot Club members provided during a recent staples shower they held for the girls. Pilot Club Lends Support To Scholarship House At FGCU Lifelong Learning LectureThe Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point welcomes Dr. Adrian Kerr on Tuesday, October 14 at 10 a.m. in the Grand Cypress Room at the Woodlands as he presents a lecture on How Columbus Almost Did Not Discover America. Young Genoese sailor Christopher Columbus dreamt of emulating the Venetian Marco Polos pioneering travels to China. Columbus suffered many setbacks, being repeatedly turned down by the courts of England, Portugal, and Spain, who correctly believed that he had underestimated the distances involved. However, 1492 saw the culmination of his twenty-year campaign to gather support and funds to fulfill his dream of discovering Polos Japan and China by sailing west not east. The race was on: Would Portugal control the spice and silk trade, or could Spain beat them to it? Dr. Kerr will explore how perilously close he came to failure. Tickets for the presentation are $10, and registration is required by calling 489-8472. The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point is an educational initiative for the residents of the retirement community. The Academy provides approximately 80 classes each semester that encompass a well-rounded curriculum of educational opportunities for senior adults. To learn more, visit www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-780-1131.


21 THE RIVER OCTOBER 10, 2014 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 Metro-McGregor Kiwanis Elect OfficersThe Metro-McGregor Kiwanis Club held their installation banquet for the clubs 2014-15 officers at the Crowne Plaza in Fort Myers. Awards were also given to club members for their support in service to the community. The individuals that took office include Diane Connell as club president, Ed Ludden as president-elect, Kim Berghs as secretary and Heather Chouinard as treasurer. Connell is the administrative support and marketing liaison at Leslea Ellis, LLC, Ludden is president of Ludden Insurance, Berghs is volunteer center manager at United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee and Chouinard is vice president and branch manager at the College Pointe office of Iberiabank. The 2014-15 Metro-McGregor Kiwanis Club board of directors are Harris Segel, Todd Adams, Jessica Gnagey, Pam Grabe, Bill Grant, Barbara Hartman and Ada Trapanese. Metro-McGregor Kiwanis Club recognized members with top club honors. Harris Segel was awarded Volunteer of the Year, and Heather Chouinard was awarded Kiwanian of the Year. Harris Segel, Todd Adams and Diane Connell received the Walter Zeller Fellowship Award. Walter Zeller Fellowship award is named for the Kiwanian who made the first donation to start the Kiwanis International Foundation in 1940. A donation was made in the honor of these individuals to help eliminate maternal neonatal tetanus through Kiwanis partnership with UNICEF. The Metro-McGregor Kiwanis Club is looking for more service-minded individuals and business professionals who would like to make a direct impact on the community through volunteering. Meetings are held every Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. in Fort Myers. For details on joining the Metro-McGregor Kiwanis Club, call club president Diane Connell at 443-9337 or email deconnell@embarqmail.com. The Metro-McGregor Kiwanis Club can be found on Facebook or online at www. metro-mcgregor.com. 2014-15 Metro-McGregor Kiwanis Club officers with Kiwanis Division 19 Lt. Governor Donna Williamson. From left is Heather Chouinard, Harris Segel, Donna Williamson, Diane Connell, Kim Berghs and Ed Ludden. Kiwanis Division 19 Lt. Governor Donna Williamson installs Diane Connell as MetroMcGregor Kiwanis Club president Kim Berghs presents the Volunteer of the Year Award to Harris Segel Kim Berghs presents Heather Chouinard with the Kiwanian of the Year Award Calendar Girls In The Pink For PartyCloning butterflies, The Calendar Girls performed at Lady In Pink Photographys 6th Anniversary Halloween Extravaganza at the Calusa Nature Center on October 4. For more information on how The Calendar Girls can make your next party an extravaganza, call Katherine at 850-6010 or visit www.calendargirlsflorida.com. The Calendar Girls clad in pink attire


THE RIVER OCTOBER 10, 201422 Financial FocusOpen Enrollment: A Great Time To Review Your Retirement Plan by Jennifer BaseyIf you work for a medium-tolarge company, you may now be entering the open enrollment period that time of year when you get to make changes to your employee benefits. Your benefit package can be a big piece of your overall financial picture, so youll want to make the right moves especially in regard to your employer-sponsored retirement plan. Take a close look at your 401(k) or similar plan, such as a 403(b), if you work for a school or a nonprofit group, or a 457(b), if you work for a state or local government. And keep these possible moves in mind: Boost your contributions. If your salary has gone up over the past year, or if you just think you have a reasonable cushion in your disposable income, boost your contributions to your employer-sponsored retirement plan. Even if you cant afford to contribute the maximum amount which, in 2014, is $17,500, or $23,000 if youre 50 or older to your 401(k) or similar plan, try to put in as much as you can afford. Remember the key benefits of these plans: Your money can grow tax deferred and your contributions can lower your annual taxable income. (Keep in mind, though, that you will eventually be taxed on your withdrawals, and any withdrawals you take before you reach 59 may be subject to a 10 percent IRS penalty.) Dont miss the match. Try to take full advantage of your employers matching contribution, if one is offered. Your employer may match 50 percent percent of employee contributions, up to the first 6 percent of your salary. So if youre only deferring 3 percent of your income, you are missing half the match or leaving money on the table, so to speak. Rebalance, if necessary. You may be able to change the investment mix of your employer-sponsored retirement plan throughout the year, but you might find that the best time to review your holdings and rebalance your portfolio is during open enrollment, when youre reviewing all your benefit options. Try to determine if your investment allocation is still appropriate for your needs or if you own some investments that are chronically underperforming. And always keep in mind the need to diversify. Try to spread your money around a variety of investments within your plan, with the exact percentages of each investment depending on your goals, risk tolerance and time horizon. As you near retirement, you may need to lower your overall risk level, but even at this stage of your career, youll benefit from a diversified portfolio. While diversification cant guarantee a profit or protect against loss, it can help reduce the impact of volatility on your holdings. Review your beneficiary designations. Your retirement plans beneficiary designations are important and, in fact, can even supersede the wishes you express in your will. So if you experience changes in your life marriage, remarriage, a birth or an adoption, etc. youll need to update the beneficiary designations on your 401(k) or similar plan. It wont take much time today and it can help prevent a lot of trouble tomorrow. You work hard for the money that goes into your retirement plan, so make sure your plan is working hard for you. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jennifer.basey@edwardjones.com. School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Readers,In honor of National Audiology Month this October, I asked an expert, Barbara A. Greenberg-Cordero, MS, CCC-A, FAAA, to write a guest column on this topic. She has been a licensed audiologist for over 25 years, first for developmentally delayed adults, then as a pediatric audiologist at Miami Childrens Hospital. Currently, she is the clinical director for a large newborn hearing screening program at First Sounds Newborn Hearing Screening Program/ Kidz Medical Services in South Florida. Following is her column: Can You Hear Me Now? Learning and education begins long before a child enters a classroom. From the very first time you speak to your infant (Im your mom and daddys been waiting to meet you), your baby is listening and learning language. In fact, your baby is listening to the world for almost an entire year before she or he utters her or his first word. If all parts of the hearing system are not functioning properly, delays in speech and language are likely to occur. Hearing loss is the most common disorder present at birth, but unlike other disorders, hearing loss is invisible and frequently goes undetected until age 2, later if the hearing loss is less severe or in only one ear. Even mild hearing losses and hearing loss in one ear can affect speech, language, listening skills and educational performance. The later a hearing problem is detected, the more difficult it will be to overcome these delays. That is why it is so important to have your newborns hearing screened and follow up with a pediatric audiologist if your newborn doesnt pass the hearing screening at birth. The audiologist will conduct further testing to determine how your baby is hearing, whether or not there is a problem, and if so, whether it is temporary or permanent. If your baby wasnt born in a hospital, talk to your pediatrician about where you can go to have your babys hearing screened, or visit a pediatric audiologist in your area. Newborn hearing screening is only the first step in early detection of hearing loss. Hearing can change at any time as your child grows. Additionally, any baby who has spent time in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, has a blood relative with hearing loss that occurred in early childhood, or has any type of malformation in their head or ear, may be at slightly higher risk for developing hearing loss. These babies should be monitored periodically by a pediatric audiologist to ensure that no changes in hearing are detected. Parents and other family members are usually the first to suspect that their baby or child may have a hearing problem. Some signs to look for are: Lack of awareness or inconsistent responses to sounds by six months of age Does not respond when you call his/ her name at 7 months to 1 year Does not point to familiar objects by 15 months Does not follow simple directions by 1-2 years Does not say 6-20 words by 18 months Does not put two words together by 24 months (want juice, daddy go) Pulling or scratching at ears Difficulty in school at any age Parents should never take a wait and see position, but should see a licensed audiologist immediately if there is concern about hearing, speech or language development or educational performance. Even if your child is diagnosed with a permanent hearing loss, dont despair. They are perfect the way they are. There are many resources and support for children and families so that your child can lead a normal and healthy life and achieve all their goals, hopes and dreams. For more information on hearing, speech and language: www.infanthearing. org; www.asha.org; www.audiology.org. 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. Doctor and DietitianHow To Tell If You Are Eating Too Many Carbsby Ross Hauser, MD and Marion Hauser, MS, RDConfused about what should appear on your plate? Is a high protein diet right for you? Maybe you should be a vegetarian? Lets take a look at carbohydrates. Eating too many or the wrong kind of carbohydrates can lead to weight gain, elevated blood sugar, triglyceride and cholesterol levels, as well as contribute to feelings of sluggishness and fatigue, not to mention dental problems, and even contribute to the development of cancer. Surely we all want to avoid these conditions. The average American consumed 400 grams of carbohydrates per day in thecontinued on page 24 Parents College Event Florida SouthWestern State Colleges Professional Learning Academy (PLA) will host its first Parents College event from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 18. Parents College is an effort to inform parents, guardians and caregivers about educational issues vital in raising children to be responsible, thoughtful and caring citizens. The event, which is being held in the U building at the Thomas Edison (Lee) campus in Fort Myers, will begin with registration and a light breakfast at 8:30 a.m. A keynote presentation will start at 9 a.m., followed by a selection of parent workshops throughout the morning and afternoon. Attendees can attend up to four workshops of their choosing that include, but are not limited to, the following topics: Bullying Multiple Intelligences The Special Education Primer The Internet: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly After lunch, which can be purchased on campus, the afternoon courses begin. Courses end at 3 p.m. with the presentation of Parents College diplomas. The registration fee is $100 per person. The keynote presentation will feature Judy OHalloran, a published writer and national speaker on Down Syndrome, advocacy, parenting and education. Judys workshops and keynotes reflect her passion, honesty and humor. She draws from over three decades of experience and research as a teacher, tutor, volunteer, consultant and parent in the area of developmental disabilities. Im an educator. Its in my blood to share what I have learned and make it easier for the next person, said OHalloran. To register, contact the PLA coordinators James Devine at James.Devine@fsw. edu or 985-8305 and Rachel Malone at Rachel.Malone@fsw.edu or 489-9080. To register online, visit www.fsw.edu/professionallearningacademy/registerform.


23 THE RIVER OCTOBER 10, 2014 IN THE FALL OF 2014 Look for us at our new larger location conveniently located near Publix in South Pointe Commons at College Pkwy.DOCTORS EYECARE CENTERS New Address 5995 South Pointe Blvd, #111 Fort Myers, FL 33919 239-482-0355 239-332-1555A member of Robert G. LeSage, OD Timothy E. Underhill, OD WE ARE MOVING SOON From page 1Cops & Joggerswww 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. The event will include food and merchandise vendors, police equipment displays, a vehicle smash, music and a kids fun area with bounce houses, a dunk booth, childrens SWAT obstacle course, family activities and more. Were excited to see our large crowd of supporters in their best neon attire ready to run from the cops, said Lt. Jeffrey Bernice of the FMPD. It is an honor that we run in the memories of these fallen warriors who have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our community. Hodges University, JetBlue Airways and Scanlon Auto Group have signed on to sponsor this years event. For more information about sponsorships, contact Denise Egolf at degolf@fmpolice.com or 321-7723. The Fort Myers Cops & Joggers 5K was first established in 2008 to assist the family of Officer Andrew Widman who was shot and killed in the line of duty on July 18, 2008. Proceeds from this years event will benefit the FMPD Fallen Officers Memorial Fund and The Brotherhood Ride, both organizations aid the families of fallen police officers and firefighters who have been injured or killed in the line of duty. For more information about the event, contact Lt. Jeffrey Bernice at jbernice@ fmpolice.com or 321-7698. Cassandra, Chris and Judy Shepherd David and Rhonda Isom with Kaye and Jim Molnar Denise Egolf with Bobby and JoAnn Daniels Crowds gathering at last years Cops & Joggers 5K Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


THE RIVER OCTOBER 10, 2014 24 deaRPharmacistHow Do Pills And Plastic Impact Your Healthby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Readers:Drinking from plastic water bottles, or taking The Pill can cause hypothyroidism by raising levels of estrogen hormone in your body. The same can be said about menopause drugs which contain the same synthetic estrogen ingredients or commercial cattle injected with estrogen hormones to make animals heavier at the point of sale. In humans, these hormones raise estrogen, and estrogen holds fat. This sounds counterintuitive, but men frequently have high levels of estrogen, especially if they have prostate problems but thats another article. My point is, excess estrogen causes too many transporters, or taxis, which bind up your active thyroid hormone. When bound like that, thyroid hormone is completely unavailable to your cells which is where you need it. Scientifically termed thyroid binding globulin or TBG, these transporters drive your thyroid hormone around your blood and drop it off at your cells to wake you up and burn off that foot-long sub you had last night. When TBG is high, free thyroid hormone (Free T3) is low and you will have symptoms of hypothyroidism, more specifically, you are what I call thyroid sick. I talked about this in my Thyroid Healthy book. Ladies, please note that hypothyroidism is a risk factor for premature birth, low birth weight, miscarriage and poor fetal neurological development. Since the popular (relatively useless) TSH blood test doesnt mirror how you really feel, and fails to reflect intracellular thyroid levels, I suggest two special blood tests which paint a better picture: Sex Hormone Binding Globulin or SHBG. Suggested Level: Women <70 and Men <30. What does sex hormone have to do with thyroid hormone? A lot, at least in women. It doesnt correlate well in men though so I wouldnt track SHBG in men. This biomarker goes up in response to three things; estrogen, insulin or thyroid hormone. They correlate directly. If SHBG is low, it means you have either low estrogen, high insulin (diabetes to follow) or low thyroid hormone. Thyroid Binding Globulin or TBG. Suggested Level: 13 39 mcg/ml. This is a blood test to evaluate how many taxis or transporters you have in your blood stream. The pill increases your TBG, thats why you feel more tired on those drugs. They latch onto your thyroid hormone and that makes you tired. Progesterone medication or creams may help, ask your doctor. There are a few simple things that help. For one, you can switch out your plastic water bottles for glass bottles. You can buy grass-fed, organic free-range meats more frequently. You can find an alternate form of hormone replacement or contraception. You can ask doc about natural over-the-counter aromatase inhibitors like chrysin or DIM. You should try different thyroid medicine or higher levels of T3. Most of all, dont resign yourself to this is just my life or my doctor is really nice so I cant speak up for myself. I believe you can get well. Never resign yourself to symptoms that leave you feeling less than healthy, sexy and energetic! This information is not intended to treat, cure or diagnose your condition. Suzy Cohen is the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and is a registered pharmacist. To contact her, visit www. SuzyCohen.com. Mom And Me by Lizzie and PryceLizzie and Pryce answer your questions and give advice about aging concerns from a two-generational perspective. A mother and daughter team, Lizzie is a retired RN and health educator, and Pryce is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice who specializes in the care of elders and people with chronic illnesses. Dear Mom & Me, Our daughter is more than we can handle and we dont know what to do next. Growing up, she was the wild one. Alcohol, drugs, abortions the whole thing, and time in jail didnt help. She was unable to live alone and we thought we could help if she lived with us. Wrong. We are much older now, with longterm health problems. She makes our lives miserable. We have asked her to leave, but she never does. Her alcohol and drug problems are getting worse, and we never know what the next day will bring. Would you please help us? Sally Dear Sally, Your situation seems to be a growing family problem. It is a difficult situation that requires the guidance of multiple professions. If you feel unsafe, call 911 about protective services. You and your husband need to call an attorney who is familiar with family problems such as yours and get all of the advice you can get. Pryce Dear Sally, Parents always think they know what is best for their children, but frequently we are ill-equipped and must call the professionals for help. Yours seems like a long-standing problem situation that will only get worse until help of the right kind is enforced. Your own health and well-being should be your focus and let others handle your daughter. Lizzie Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. From page 22Carbs1970s, which has now increased to over 550 grams per day. More importantly, sugar consumption has soared from about 25 pounds per year to over 135 pounds per year. The average American consumes over 22 teaspoons of sugar per day, or 8,000 teaspoons per year. Where is all of this sugar coming from? The three top sources of added sugar in the diet of Americans are soda, energy drinks and sports drinks; grain-based desserts, such as cakes and cookies; and fruit drinks. Are you consuming too many carbohydrates? To answer that simply: Men, if you look down and cannot see your toes, you are eating too many carbohydrates. Ladies, if you are having a hard time zipping your slacks, you are likely eating too many carbohydrates, or you are eating the wrong carbohydrates. Take the carb cutting challenge. Five tips for curbing your carbs: 1. Dump the soda, sports drinks, juices and sweetened teas. Stick with water, unsweetened tea or coffee. Add lemon, lime or cucumbers. 2. Limit desserts to a couple of times per week, and in small portions. 3. Eliminate breads, including bagels, muffins and the like. (This wont be easy, so work on it gradually.) Start with the white ones. 4. Reduce fruit consumption to one serving per day. 5. Add more fresh vegetables to all of your meals, and were not talking about ketchup! We mean dark greens, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, carrots, peas, eggplant and the like. Let us know how you are doing and if you are better able to visualize your waistline. This information is not intended to treat, cure or diagnose your condition. Caring Medical and Rehabilitation Services has two locations: one in Oak Park, Illinois and one in Fort Myers. It was established in 1991 by Ross Hauser, MD, and Marion Hauser, MS, RD. They can be reached at info@ caringmedical.com. USPS Breast Cancer StampPost Offices nationwide will be supporting Breast Cancer Awareness month in October through the sales of Breast Cancer Research First-Class Semipostal stamps. The self-adhesive, non-denominated semipostal stamp is sold in sheets of twenty 60-cent stamps. The price of a semipostal pays for the First-Class singlepiece postage rate in effect at the time of purchase. The stamps are available at Post Offices nationwide, online at www. usps.com and by phone at 800-STAMP24. By law, 70 percent of the net amount raised is given to the National Institutes of Health and 30 percent is given to the Medical Research Program at the Department of Defense. Since 1998, the stamp has raised over $79 million for breast cancer research. The Breast Cancer Research FirstClass Semipostal stamp was issued on July 29, 1998 at a first day ceremony held in the White House. It was the first semipostal stamp in U.S. history. In 1997, Congress authorized the issuance of the first semipostal stamp for the specific purpose of raising funds from the American public to assist in finding a cure for breast cancer. In 2011, President Obama signed Public Law No. 112-80 that extends the sale of the Breast Cancer Research Semipostal stamps through December 31, 2015. Designed by Ethel Kessler of Bethesda, Maryland, the stamp features the phrases Fund The Fight and Find A Cure, along with an illustration of a mythical goddess of the hunt by Whitney Sherman of Baltimore. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


PUZZLE ANSWERS 1. LANGUAGE: What is the most commonly used letter in the alphabet? 2. GEOGRAPHY: In what body of water can the island of Santorini be found? 3. ACRONYMS: To an engineer, what does the acronym CAD stand for? 4. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What is a shillelagh? 5. POLITICS: What was the emblem of the Progressive Party of 1912? 6. ANATOMY: What is the glabella? 7. ACADEMIA: What does a vexillologist study? 8. MOVIES: What was the title of the movie that featured the line, Love means never having to say youre sorry? 9. TELEVISION: What was the name of the town that was the setting for Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman? 10. GAMES: How many playing pieces do you have to remove from a body in the game Operation? TRIVIA TEST 1. E 2. Aegean Sea 3. Computer-aided design 4. A cudgel that can be used as walking stick or a weapon 5. Bull Moose 6. The skin between the eyebrows and above the nose 7. Flags 8. Love Story (1970) 9. Fernwood, Ohio 10. Twelve ANSWERSDID YOU KNOW25 THE RIVER OCTOBER 10, 2014 My Stars FOR WEEK OF OCTOBER 13, 2014ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A changing situation calls for a change in plans. Although you might prefer the schedule you had already worked up, you could do better by agreeing to make the needed adjustments. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) That once seemingly rock-solid proposition you favored might be hiding some serious flaws. Take time to check it more carefully and question anything that seems out of kilter. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Finish up those lingering tasks so that you can then arrange to spend some time in quiet reflection. This will go a long way in restoring both your physical and spiritual energies. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A family situation could heat up and boil over unless you deal with it as soon as possible. Try to persuade other family members to work with you to help cool things down. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Cheer up, Kitty Cat! That low feeling will begin to ebb by midweek, and you should be back in the social swirl in time for the weekend. A longpostponed deal could be starting up again. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Going too fast and too far on too little knowledge could be risky. Best to slow down and check for any gaps in your information. Its what you dont know that could hurt you. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Trying to make peace among quarreling family members, friends or colleagues can be tough. Expect some resistance, maybe even some expressions of resentment. But stay with it. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Changing your mind doesnt have to be a problem once you realize that you might have good and sufficient cause to do so. Make your explanations clear and complete. Good luck. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) An unkept promise can be irksome and easily raise the Archers ire. But instead of getting into a confrontation, take time to check why someone you relied on came up short. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) A new workplace distraction creates an unnecessary delay. The sooner you deal with it, the better for all concerned. A personal matter also should be attended to as soon as possible. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Once again, the Aquarians gift for applying both practical and creative methods to resolve a situation makes all the difference. Personal relationships thrive during the weekend. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A relationship appears to be losing its oncestrong appeal for reasons that might be different from what you think. An open and honest talk could lead to some surprising revelations. BORN THIS WEEK: Your life is bound by your belief that character counts more than anything else. On Oct. 13, 1792, the cornerstone is laid for a presidential residence in the capital city of Washington. In 1800, President John Adams became the first president to reside in the executive mansion, which soon became known as the White House. On Oct. 15, 1863, during the Civil War, the submarine C.S.S. Hunley sinks during a test run in Charleston Harbor, killing its inventor and seven crewmembers. The Hunley, propelled by a hand crank that drove the ships propeller, would later become the first combat submarine to sink an enemy warship. On Oct. 16, 1916, Pvt. Henry Farr of the British Expeditionary Force is executed for cowardice after he refuses to go into the frontline trenches. Farr was one of 306 British soldiers who were executed for cowardice. They likely suffered from severe shellshock. On Oct. 14, 1939, designer Ralph Lauren is born in New York. Lauren created the Chaps stonewashed jeans and faded work shirts designed to appear as if they were from the well-worn wardrobe of a hardworking Western rancher. On Oct. 19, 1958, in Brussels, Belgium, the Worlds Fair closes after visits by 42 million people. The U.S. and Soviet exhibition halls were directly across from one another. While the Soviet exhibit centered on the technological accomplishments, the U.S. focused on voting booths, fashions and home furnishings. Both lost to Czechoslovakia for best exhibit. On Oct. 17, 1974, President Gerald Ford explains to Congress that he gave Richard Nixon a full pardon for all offenses against the United States in order to put the tragic and disruptive scandal behind all concerned. Fords decision was condemned and is thought to have contributed to his failure to win the 1976 presidential election. On Oct. 18, 1988, Roseanne, a television sitcom about a blue-collar American family starring the comedian Roseanne Barr, premieres on ABC. Barrs portrayal of the loud, abrasive, overweight Roseanne Conner was a sharp contrast to the stereotypical TV housewife in the mold of Leave It to Beavers June Cleaver. It was British Prime Minister Winston Churchill who made the following sage observation: A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on. Play-Doh was originally marketed as a wallpaper cleaner. It wasnt until kids started using it as modeling material that the company saw its potential in the toy market. Those who study such things say that when bears, squirrels and other mammals hibernate, the flow of oxygen to their brains can drop by as much as 98 percent. Youve surely heard of the long-distance buses known as Greyhounds, but you might not be aware of the companys humble origins. In 1914, a car dealer named Carl Eric Wickman ran a car dealership in Minnesota. When business was slow, he used one of the unsold cars to offer rides between the towns of Alice and Hibbing to miners going to work. The idea was so profitable that Wickman opened long-distance routes within two years. He painted the vehicles gray in order to hide the road dust, prompting a hotel owner along one route to comment that the cars looked like greyhound dogs. Wickman liked the idea so much he started using the slogan Ride the Greyhounds, and the rest is business history. In 1955, just a few weeks before he was killed in a car crash, actor James Dean made a commercial aimed at teenagers. The subject? Auto safety. In the ad he says, Drive safely. The life you save may be mine. If youre like the average American, you drink only one-sixth as much wine as the average French citizen. Im living so far beyond my income that we may almost be said to be living apart. -E.E. Cummings THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY SPORTS QUIZ 1. How many total wins did Detroit pitcher Virgil Trucks have in 1952, when he tossed two nohitters and one one-hitter? 2. Who were the first pair of teammates 40 years old or older to hit grand slams in the same year? 3. How many times has there been a Super Bowl rematch in back-to-back years? 4. Who was the last mens college basketball player to win the NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player award more than once? 5. The St. Louis Blues made the Stanley Cup Finals in each of the franchises first three seasons. How many games did the Blues win in the Finals? 6. When was the last time before 2014 that the U.S. won a medal in the two-man bobsled event? 7. Who was the last U.S. Amateur mens golf champion who did not turn pro? ANSWERS 1. Five -he went 5-19 overall. 2. Seattles Henry Blanco and Raul Ibanez, in 2013. 3. Once -Dallas versus Buffalo, 1993-94. 4. UCLAs Bill Walton, in 1972 and 1973. 5. None -they were swept in four games by Montreal twice (1968, ) and Boston once (). 6. It was 1952, when the U.S. won a silver medal. 7. Fred Ridley, who won it in 1975.


PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY THE RIVER OCTOBER 10, 201426 Zucchini Tomato and Mozzarella Cheese Panini 4 slices whole-wheat Italian bread 1 medium zucchini, ends trimmed and sliced very thin long ways 1 medium tomato, sliced thin 3 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced 8 fresh basil leaves unsalted butter for cooking kosher salt to taste freshly ground pepper to taste Preheat a large-sized saut pan over medium heat. Lay two of the bread slices down on a cutting board to assemble sandwich. Evenly distribute half of the cheese over each of the two slices of bread. Season the cheese lightly with salt and pepper. Add the thin sliced zucchini on top of the cheese on the two bread slices. Next, add basil leaves and sliced tomato on top of the zucchini. Finally, add the remaining cheese to the top of the sliced tomato. Top the sandwich with the remaining two slices of bread. To cook sandwiches, place several small pads of butter on the top side of each sandwich. Place each sandwich butter side down in the saut pan. Add several small butter pads to the unbuttered side of each sandwich. Cook sandwich for 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown and melted. Remove sandwiches from pan and let cool slightly. Use a serrated knife to cut sandwiches in half. Serve warm. Zucchini Tomato and Mozzarella Cheese Panini TREE & LAWN C ARE Jesus Hernandez LANDSCAPING & TREE SERVICE 482-7350 We Service All your Landscape Needs FULL Landscaping SERVICES Tree TRIMMING AND REMOVAL Stump Grinding SANIBEL INVASIVE VEGETATION REMOVAL MONTHLY MAINTENANCE SERVICES FREE Landscape Consultation and LANDSCAPE Designs LANDSCAPE REFURBISHING MULCHING RIP RAP GRAVEL DRIVEWAYS CUSTOM PAVERS NOW OFFERING IRRIGATION WET CHECKOver 20 years serving San-Cap & Ft. Myerslicensed insured bondedwww.jesuslawncare.com jesuslawncare@gmail.com COMPUTER SERVICES G ENERAL CO NTRA C T O R N Cbtn f Rr CGC1517615www.dbrowngc.com239-593-1998 A BBB Accredited Business with an +A Rating CO NTRA C T O R G Ibtn Pfr Ibtn Pfr Mnff S Mnff SRnnf Cbnf Dnrf P Dbt Pfn CGnn Dn GSince 2001, A Southwest Florida Paver Contractor www.gigicompanies.com 239-541-7282Schedule free estimates or visit our new show roomLic.# S3-12238REMODELING AND RENOVATION EDGARSREMODELING AND CUSTOM RENOVATION


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REAL ESTATETHE RIVER OCTOBER 10, 201428 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. Morris, Broker VACATION RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SALES 359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island 239-579-0511RS 1/4 CC TFN Island VacationsOf Sanibel & CaptivaMillion $ Views Await You! Cottages Condos Homes Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths239-472-72771-888-451-7277RS 1/4 BM TFN FREE VACATION RENTAL ADVERTISING! Over 300 rentals to choose from!NS 9/5 CC TFN SANIBEL VACATIONSBoutique island vacation rental company seeking quali ed homes and condos for our inventory. Exceptional service and results. 239-691-2265. NS 10/3 CC 10/24 SERVICES OFFEREDSCARNATO LAWN SERVICELawn Service, Shrubs and Tree Trimming Weeding, Installation of Plants, Trees and Mulch (one month free service available) Joe Scarnato (239) 849-6163 scarnatolawn@aol.comRS 1/25 BM TFN HOME/CONDO WATCH CONCIERGE SERVICESDorado Property Management Island Resident Licensed & Insured 24/7 www.doradoproperty.com Call Lisa or Bruce at 239-472-8875RS 3/21 CC TFN ROGER NODRUFF ELECTRICLic# EC12002788. Call Roger 239-707-7203. Aqualink Motor Controls. Of ce & Store Maint.RS 6/7 CC TFN SANIBEL HOME WATCHRetired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates (239) 728-1971RS 1/4 BM TFN CLEANING BY A&ADependable, reliable and honest cleaning. with reference upon request. Conctat: 407-218-2269 or 239-961-0467 Adriana and Ana.NS 9/12 CC 10/31 THERAPEUTIC BODY WORKNormand Bastien LMT. MA. 33902 has ten openings for House calls available weekly. Are you ready for great body work/massage therapy/healing. If so call 239-218-6505. 20 years experience, 13 of it Licensed in Florida. NS 10/3 CC 10/17 HELLES CLEANING SERVICESResidential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471 Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047 NS 1/4 PC TFN RE/MAX OF THE ISLANDSPutting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace www.remax-oftheislands.com 239-472-2311RS 1/4 BM TFN ANNUAL RENTALS ON SANIBEL ISLAND2/1 condo in Captains Walk on east end. Newly remodeled. Sorry,no pets. $1,500/month Contact Bridgit @ 239-728-1920 NS 9/19 CCTFN ANNUAL RENTAL ANNUAL RENTALSPlease call for details472-6747Gulf Beach Properties, Inc.Helping People Become Islanders for Years!! RS 10/10 BM TFNWATER FRONT HOMEThis quiet peaceful location is true Island living. Boat dock, access to Bay and Gulf. 4 Bedrooms, 2 bath UF piling home.A must see! $3,200/mo. LOOKING TO RENT HOUSINGFamily of 4 currently living on Sanibel looking for an affordable seasonal or annual rental. 3/2 preferred. Please call Brady at 239-284-9454. NS 10/10 CC 10/17 RENTAL WANTED HELP WANTEDCOMPASSIONATE 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 239-561-7600 NS 9/26 CC 12/26 MASSAGE TREATMENT ROOM AVAILABLEOn Sanibel Island. Seeking independent LMT. Serious inquiry only. 239-395-0072NS 10/3 CC 10/10 BUSINESS MANAGERSanibel Sea School is seeking a Business Manager. This position will use Quickbooks to track nances. If you have business management experience and want to work in a great environment, doing good things for our community and the ocean, please contact us at 472-8585 or email us at info@sanibelseaschool.org.NS 10/10 CC 10/10 DEBBIE DOES...* Residential Cleaning Home WatchingJESSE DOES...* Power Washing Interior Painting Call Debbie or Jesse 239-470-2294 RS 10/3 CC 10/10 SERVICES OFFEREDLUIZ HOME CARE SERVICESHouse Watch, House Cleaning, Laundry, Ironing, Organizing, Transportation. Miriam or Vera miriamluiz@hotmail.com 239-878-1416 or 239-368-6458NS 10/10 CC 10/17 EAGLE ICE JANITORIAL SERVICESFULL JANITORIAL SERVICES WINDOW CLEANING PRESSURE WASHING TILE CLEANING CALL SEBASTIAN: 239-440-6278NS 10/10 CC 10/31 TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED LOG ONTO:IslandSunNews.comCLICK ON PLACE CLASSIFIED


29 THE RIVER OCTOBER 10, 2014 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 HELP WANTED HELP WANTEDVOLUNTEERS NEEDEDVolunteers needed for light general maintenance. Call (CHR) Community Housing & Resources, Inc. 472-1189.NS 11/1 NC TFN VOLUNTEER/ JOB OPPORTUNITIESPAID volunteer opportunities to seniors, age 55 and over, to tutor/mentor children in elementary schools & after-school programs. Offering a stipend, mileage reimbursement, annual physical, holiday, vacation, and sick pay all tax exempt. Providing struggling school children a chance to succeed in school, and offering opportunities that will last a lifetime. Call Joan at The Dr. Piper Center at 239-332-5346. NS 1/17 NC TFN 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.comNS 10/3 CC 10/31 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.comNS 10/10 CC 10/10 LOST/FOUNDLOST BUDDY THE 3 LEGGED CATVery small, Bengal mix neutered male cat. Last seen Sept. 27th, east end of Sanibel. He has a microchip i.d. His four legged brothers and sister are mourning him, as we are. Please call 472-3452, 910-5153 or 994-7702. Large reward.NS 10/10 CC 10/10 HELP WANTEDMake a difference! Join Cairn Park, a new type of assisted living home serving only 5 dementia residents in Fort Myers. We are seeking dependable, caring individuals who enjoy seniors. We have full and part time positions available. This position involves leading activities, preparing meals, and helping residents with daily activities and personal care. Experience with dementia is preferred. We are also looking for a manager-in-training. Apply at: http://cairnpark.com/ cairnparkishiring Download the application, ll it out, and email it to: ddutcher@cairnpark.com Resumes also accepted. NS 10/10 CC 10/17 ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT SUNDIAL EAST CONDO ASSN MUST BE PROFICIENT WITH QUICKBOOKS, WORD, EXCEL AND GENERAL ACCOUNTING FUNCTIONS. KNOWLEDGE OF CONDOMINIUM OPERATIONS HELPFUL. PLEASANT PERSONALITY, ABLE TO MEET THE PUBLIC AND WORK WITHIN SIX PERSON STAFF. SANIBEL LOCATION. SALARY, HEALTH AND PENSION BENEFITS, TOLLS PAID. REPLY BY SENDING RESUME BY FAX TO 239-472-9468 OR EMAIL TO SUNDIALEAST@AOL.COM PRIOR TO NOV. 10TH. NO PHONE OR WALK-IN APPLICATIONS,PLEASE. NS 10/10 CC 10/31 VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITYThe Sunshine Ambassador Program is a new and exciting volunteer opportunity offered at the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida located within HealthPark Medical Center. The Sunshine Ambassadors will greet, assist and be a positive rst point of contact for patients, families and visitors entering the hospital. The Ambassadors also make a difference to families by providing educational and healthful resources to assist in GRANDparenting for GRANDchildren. We are currently seeking year-round volunteers to work one 4-hour shift Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm or 12:00pm to 4:00 pm. If you would be interested in learning more about this wonderful new opportunity, please contact Lisa Ellinwood, Volunteer Resources Coordinator at 239-343-5062 at the Golisano Childrens Hospital.NS 2/8 NC TFN TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED LOG ONTO:IslandSunNews.comCLICK ON PLACE CLASSIFIED TRUCK NEEDEDVolunteers needed to assist with items donated to Island Seniors, Inc. for Trash Treasures Sale. Looking for someone with truck. Contact Center 4 Life at 472-5743.NS 10/10 NC 11/14 TRUCK NEEDED


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 10, 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 Victor. Im a 1-year-old neutered male black and white Lab/Hound mix. They have nicknamed me Victorino after the star of the Boston Red Sox. The Flyin Hawaiian of the outfield and I have a lot in common. We are both handsome, athletic and popular. I love to run and fetch and catch. Please come see me... and dont forget to bring a ball! My adoption fee is $15 (regularly $75) during Animal Services Fill Your Empty Nest adoption promotion. Hello, my name is Alfonso. Im a 2-month-old neutered male black and white domestic short hair. There are still lots of adorable babies available for adoption at Animal Services and Im one of the cutest! I have personality plus and will provide you with hours of entertainment and companionship. My adoption fee is $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. Victor ID# 594194 Alfonso ID# 595897


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