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FREETake Me Home VOL. 13, NO. 41 OCTOBER 17, 2014From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Puppets, New Game App Are Highlights Of Ding Family Fun DaySunday Family Fun Day kicks off the 25th annual Ding Darling Days at JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on October 19. The refuge and Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) have planned a free daycontinued on page 6 Kids love the live animal presentations at the refuges free Family Fun Day Live Bluegrass Music In The Theater At The Alliance The Acoustic Music Society of Southwest Florida will present three hours of live bluegrass music in the theater at the Alliance for the Arts on Sunday, October 19 from 2 to 5 p.m. The concert will feature Beargrass Bluegrass, Larry Wilson & Thunder Mountain Railroad, and Swinging Bridge. Tickets are $8 at the door, or $6 for Alliance members. Seating is open and first come, first served. Children 12 and under are free if accompanied by an adult. Presale tickets are not available. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Visit www.ArtInLee.org or call 939-2787 for more information. The Sunday afternoon concert series continues on November 16 and December 14, and will continue in 2015. The Alliance for the Arts is at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Larry Wilson & Thunder Mountain Railroad Symphony Youth Orchestra Holds Concert The Southwest Florida Symphony Youth Orchesta, will hold its annual Assisting The Generations Concert on Sunday, October 19 starting at 3:30 p.m. at The Heights Center, located at 15570 Hagie Drive in Fort Myers. Performances will be given by the youth orchestras Sinfonietta, its Chamber Ensembles and its Concert Orchestra. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Proceeds from this concert benefit the Southwest Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra Program and Friendship Centers of Lee County. Concert patrons are encouraged to bring canned food or non-perishable food items to the concert to be donated to the Friendship Center. Friendship Centers provide prepared meals and groceries to needy Lee County senior citizens. Originally called the Palm Coast Youth Symphony, the Southwest Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra program is a talented group of auditioned young musicians trained by professional musicians of the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra. It began as an organization that afforded young people in the greater Fort Myers area the opportunitycontinued on page 16 Southwest Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra member New Play Contest Fundraiser November 1 At Foulds TheatreTheatre Conspiracy will host the 4th annual New Play Contest Fundraiser on Saturday, November 1 at 7 p.m. at the Foulds Theatre in Fort Myers. The evening will consist of a preshow reception at 7 p.m. featuring food, wine and drink. Following the reception at 8 p.m., there will be selected readings from the top three plays of Theatre Conspiracys 16th annual New Play Contest. After the readings, there will be a talk-back with producing artistic director Bill Taylor and the audience willcontinued on page 16 Cast of the Theatre Conspiracy production of Betrayal
THE RIVER OCTOBER 17, 20142 Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now: Flower Industry Flourishedby Gerri Reaves, PhDEver wonder about the name origins of Gladiolus Drive and A&W Bulb Road? Those two names are linked to one of the most productive and profitable industries that Lee County ever had. Cut flowers were once big business, and colorful fields of glads seemed to stretch forever. In fact, in the 1930s, Lee County was known as the Gladiolus Capital of the nation, and in the 1940s, the flower became a big money maker. Gladioli were the biggest portion of the market, but other flowers, including chrysanthemums, were important too. Flowers brokers offices were plentiful in downtown Fort Myers, and countless shipments left there via rail. By 1960, local concerns such as A&W Bulb Company and Norman Cox and Company were air-freighting gladioli from Page Field. A couple of statistics hints at the industrys economic importance and rapid growth in the mid-20th century. In May 1950, the Lee County gladiolus industry reported its best season ever, $3 million income. By spring 1965, flower growers valued a record harvest at over $96 million. Craig Green remembers the heyday of the industry very well. In the 1960s and early 1970s, his father, Jerry Green, was the terminal manager for the Florida Flower Growers Association and later a packinghouse manager for Zipperer Farms. There were six major growers during those years, Green says, and much of the land south of Colonial Boulevard and much acreage in Iona, Lehigh Acres and Immokalee were swathes of gladioli. The 1960s airline photo is from his family collection. Green is not sure if the photo was taken at Page Field in Fort Myers or in Miami, but its typical of photos the association would take during the annual convention held in Miami. Eastern Airlines was the associations carrier for a long time, and his father brought him promotional items such as airlines bags and mini-airplanes from the event. During the 1960s, the associations distribution stretched from Florida to Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Denver, New York and other cities. From New York, flowers were distributed to Europe.While Miami was the main hub, Fort Myers and Tampacontinued on page 13 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 This 1960s promotional photo shows a shipment of boxes labeled Florida Gladiolus, FreshCut Flowers. Glads shipped by air were destined to major U.S. cities and Europe. courtesy of the Southwest Florida Historical Society (Donation of Craig and Sandy Green) In 1947, workers at Palmasola Gardens in Iona process gladioli for shipment courtesy of the Florida State Archives
3 THE RIVER OCTOBER 17, 2014 Fort Myers Public Art: Layers, Fiber, Collage And Assemblage Showby Tom HallHundreds of people turned out for the opening reception of the Alliance for the Arts recent exhibit Layers, Fiber, Collage & Assemblage. More than 70 area artists submitted 140 pieces representing a wide variety of 2D and 3D mediums for the juried show. The juror, Fort Myers artist Jeffrey Scott Lewis, selected 39 works for the final exhibit, and awards were presented during the opening reception. Dale and Jeff Ocasio took home $100 for their Best in Show piece Island Birds, Vincent & Lucia It is sculpted layered masking tape over recycled wire with magazine paper collage. The second place winner, Leo Johnson, won $75 for his collage on canvas called Mr. Pop. Third place winner, Sheila Elsea, won $50 for her mixed media collage Performer: Before the Show. Jurors choice awards went to Katherine Boren, Dan Cronin, Juan Diaz, Katie Gardenia, Polly Matsumoto and Michelle Rothacker. Participating artists include Jayne Baker, Katherine Boren, Stacey Brown, KiKi Brewsaugh, Deborah Butler, Donna Chase, Dennis Church, Dan Cronin, Juan Diaz, Sheila Elsea, Patricia Esposito, Ronald Evans, Toni Ferrell, Karen Flanders, Lia Galletti, Katie Gardenia, Gay Germain, Andy Getch, Muffy Clark Gill, Donald Gilmore, Carolyn Gora, Leo Johnson, Mike Kiniry, Kim Goins Kosek, Julie Markytan, Polly Matsumoto, Carolyn McGahey, Kellen Beck Mills, Marilyn Niederman, Jeff and Dale Ocasio, Bea Pappas, James JR Roberts, Ava Roeder, Michelle Rothacker, Joel Shapses, Africa Valdez, Dale Weber, Beverly Yankwitt, Barbara Yeomans and Roseline Young. The exhibit remains on display in the Alliance Main Gallery through November 1. Acrylic paintings by Andrew Hart are featured in the Member Gallery, and watercolors by Honey Costa are displayed in the Foulds Theatre lobby. The November Alliance Members exhibit 100 Under $200 opens with a reception on Friday, November 7. The next juried exhibit at the Alliance, Printmaking, opens March 6. The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10099 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard. For more information, call 939-2787 or go to www.artinlee.org. An arts advocate, Tom Hall guides weekly walking tours of the River Districts public art collection in Fort Myers. For more information, go to truetours.net. Dale and Jeff Ocasio with their winning submission, Island Birds, Vincent & Lucia, and juror Jeffrey Scott Lewis Nellies Upstairs Waterside Bar Where its Happy Hour all the time!!! FREE MARINA DOCKAGE with Dock Attendants Assistance Five Radio Stations Remotes 93X 96.9 more Fm Gator Country 101.9 The Arrow 94.5 99 ESPN and K-RockContests: 5:30 pm -7:30 PM Exotic Animals & Children 9:30 12 Midnight Most Exotic Costume Make sure you pick up a Nellies discount card come in six times and get a FREE meal Close-Up Magic with Magic Frank and Sunday from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Bring the kidsfun for the whole family! Close-Up Magic with Magic Frank and Sunday from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Bring the kidsfun for the whole family! all the tim 6: M M 6 630 6 6:30 t 6:30 t Lunch, Dinner, Snacks in Between 11am-10pm www.nervousnellies.net Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
THE RIVER OCTOBER 17, 20144 Impressive Lineup Of Entertainment Coming October 25Past and current winners of the Young Artists Awards program will perform at the 4th annual Cabaret and Cabernet at the Alliance for the Arts on Saturday, October 25 from 6 to 9:30 p.m., including former Sanibel resident Paul Gavin. For $35 a ticket, attendees will experience award winning entertainment by Young Artists Awards singers, musicians, actors and dancers throughout the evening in the main gallery of the Alliance as well as on the Foulds Theatre stage. The proceeds of the event will fund the 44 scholarships in the performing arts that the Young Artists Awards will grant this coming year. Sweet and savory items as well as wine tastings sponsored by Total Wine & More, The Edison, Cohen and Cohen Catering, Jasons Deli, J&Ds Pastry, Pizza 2000 and Judi Mae Cookies will be provided at tasting stations throughout the Alliance building. Original artwork, jewelry, tickets to area cultural events, trips, wine, theater, restaurant and art related baskets will be featured at the silent auction. Past winners of the program coming back to Lee County to perform at the event include Paul Gavin, Carla Martinez and Christopher Scott Caldwell. Gavin is a past Young Artists Awards instrumental music winner and currently a drummer, teacher, and composer/arranger living in Tampa. He plays regularly in Tampa with jazz groups at the University of South Florida, and in Naples and Fort Myers with jazz groups and orchestras. Gavins work can be seen on his website at www. paulegavin.net and YouTube channel at Youtube.com/paulegavin. Martinez is a four-time finalist/winner of the Young Artists Awards and is overjoyed to be back! She is an actress, singer, dancer, choreographer and teacher currently residing in Boston. Martinez is a graduate of Berklee College of Music. More information can be found at www.carla-martinez.com. Caldwell, a past Young Artists Awards dance and overall event winner has toured the U.S. and abroad directing, creating and performing professionally since the age of 15. He has worked with some of the worlds top directors and choreographers including Broadway giant and Macarthur Genius Grant Recipient Bill T. Jones and So You Think You Can Dance judges Mia Michaels, Brian Friedman, Napoleon and Tabitha Dumo, Wade Robson, Tyce Diorio, Laurieanne Gibson, Gil Duldulao, and Chris Judd, among others. In 2009, Caldwell co-founded Ovations Productions LLC in St. Petersburg, where he serves as artistic director and choreographer. Other past winners performing are vocalists Dana Alvarez, currently teaching at Oasis Elementary, and Linda Farmer, a local actress. Also performing will be current Young Artists Awards winners violinist Stephanie van Duijn, vocalists Bryanna Walker and Diana Ascher, and dancer Kaitlyn Nicolosi. Stephanie Davis, the Downtown Diva, will serve as the stage emcee. Tickets are still available by calling Young Artists Awards at 574-9321, or by clicking on the donate button at www.youngartistsawards.org. The event sold out last year. All of the proceeds from the evening will go to student scholarships in the arts and your ticket purchase will allow students to participate in the education, performance and scholarship program during the 2014-2015 season. Cabaret and Cabernet performers Girl Scouts Makes Days Brighter For Area Nursing Home ResidentsKeYanni Pope, 15, of South Fort Myers High School, centered her Girl Scout Silver Award Project on bringing joy to Winkler Court Nursing Home. She wanted to help residents enjoy life by bring fun and entertainment into the nursing home. Pope arranged for movie and game nights, made monthly decorations for the holidays, planned an Easter event with her troop, while adding excitement to the normal routine. My goal was to make each day a little brighter for the residents, said Pope. I enjoyed my time with the senior citizens as they have experienced so much in their lifetime. The Girl Scout Silver Award is the highest award for Girl Scout Cadettes (girls who are in sixth to eighth grades). Girls can work as an individual or as a small team. This is a take action project on an issue the girls are passionate about that takes no less than 50 hours per girl. This award gives girls the chance to show that they are leaders who are dedicated to improving their community. Troop 2055 Cadettes visited the Winkler Court Nursing Home 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! 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5 THE RIVER OCTOBER 17, 2014 Italian Fest Seeks Areas Best Homemade Marinara SauceThe Rotary Club of Fort Myers returns to the Alliance for the Arts on October 26 for Italian Fest 2014, sponsored by Progressive Builders & Honc Industries. Italian Fest will tantalize your taste buds and provide entertainment for the whole family. There will be plenty of food, along with cold beverages, beer, wine, Italian ice and ice cream. Restaurants represented at this years festival include A Touch of Italy, LaMottas Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria, Marios Meat Market, Pizza Fusion, Queenies Ice Cream and University Grill. Back by popular demand is the marinara contest, judged by a panel of local celebrities including Fort Myers Mayor Randy Henderson and ABC7 Chief Meteorologist John Patrick. A marinara sauce is a highly seasoned tomato sauce made with garlic and/or other such ingredients as onions, parsley, olives, etc., but does not contain any meat. Homemade sauces may be entered by individuals (sorry, no restaurants!) from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. during Italian Fest on October 26. Pre-registration is strongly suggested by completing an entry form and sending your entry fee of $10 to Rotary Club of Fort Myers, Attn: Italian Fest Marinara Contest, 102 McGregor Blvd., Suite 102, Fort Myers, FL 33901. Prizes include $50 cash for first place, $25 cash for second place and a restaurant gift certificate for third place. Sauces must be delivered to the festival grounds on October 26 in pint size non-returnable containers. For full rules and entry forms, visit www.FortMyersItalianFest. org. The 2014 entertainment lineup includes Alter Ego, Fort Myers High School Chorus, A Moment In Time, Italian dancers from Creative Arts, a spaghetti eating contest and much more. Entertainment begins promptly at 11:30 a.m. and continues through 5 p.m. Fun family activities are plentiful and will include bounce houses, slides and more. Italian Fest will be held on Sunday, October 26 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Alliance for the Arts, located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers, on the corner of McGregor and Colonial. Blankets and chairs are allowed, however, coolers are prohibited. Event proceeds will benefit the Fort Myers Rotary Club Foundation and the Harry Chapin Food Bank. For event details, visit www.FortMyersItalianFest.org or call 332-8158. Attendees enjoying last years Italian Fest at the Alliance for the Arts Dance troupe performing at Italian Fest 2013 Spaghetti eating contest for kids 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 Courtneys has something for everyone. Come & see why Courtneys aims to please!239.466.4646 CONTINENTAL CUISINEAT THEIR NEW HOME. 20351 SUMMERLIN ROAD, FORT MYERS. ACROSS FROM TANGER FACTORY OUTLETS. IN THE PUBLIX SHOPPING PLAZA. JOIN US EVERY SUNDAY FOR BRUNCHFROM 10AM 2PMA DELICIOUS VARIETY OF BREAKFAST AND LUNCH ITEMS ON THE MENU Thank You for Voting Us Best Brunch, Best Thank You for Voting Us Best Brunch, Best Continental Cuisine and Best Dinner in Fort Myers Continental Cuisine and Best Dinner in Fort Myers Free Bottle of WineWith the purchase of two dinner entrees from our regular dinner menu. Minimum entree purchase $15. Free wine is house selection red or white, tax and gratuity not included. Not valid on holidays.Expires October 31, 2014. Must present coupon at time of purchase. SUNSET DINING 4-6 PM DAILYShare your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email email@example.com
THE RIVER OCTOBER 17, 20146 Hortoons From page 1Family Fun Daypacked with activities for all ages from 10:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Following the 10:45 a.m. flag-raising ceremony presented by Boy Scout Troop 18, the refuge will debut its Discover Ding game app in the Visitor & Education Center auditorium. The first 250 to download the app following the presentation will receive an I Got Appy T-shirt. Starting at noon, IBEX Puppetry -the creative brainchild of Muppet creator Jim Hensons daughter Heather -will do an entertaining and educational presentation starring the troupes life-sized endangered wildlife puppets, including a brand new pollinator puppet created especially for the event. Lively processions will follow throughout the day, and IBEX will set up an Endangered Species Garden for ongoing hands-on activities. New this year to celebrate the events 25th anniversary will be a Silver Scavenger Hunt and archery skills clinics for ages 10 and older. One of this years live animal presentations will feature a gopher tortoise and kestrel, a collaboration between the refuge and CROW. Other Sunday highlights include free reusable goodie bags while supplies last, narrated Tarpon Bay Explorers (TBE) tram tours of Wildlife Drive, live wildlife presentations, a butterfly house, facepainting, a touch tank at Tarpon Bay Explorers, recycled nature crafts and free hot dogs. We estimate the value of this free event to be up to $75 per family of four, said Ding Days Committee Co-chair, Ranger Toni Westland. But the value of familyand nature-bonding? Priceless. Continuous free shuttle service will run from the refuges tram parking lot on Sanibel-Captiva Road and from TBEs parking lot (look for signs). The entire days schedule follows. For more information on other events during the upcoming Ding Darling Days week, October 19 to 25, visit www.dingdarlingdays.com or call 472-1100, ext. 221. (EC= Ding Darling Education Center) (TBE= Tarpon Bay Explorers) Free Family Fun Day, JN Ding Darling NWR Sunday, October 19 10:45 a.m. free flag-raising ceremony followed by the Endangered Species & Wildlife Puppets Parade, EC entrance 11 to 11:30 a.m. free Discover Ding Game App unveiling, EC Auditorium (bring your smartphones) 12 p.m. free Endangered Species & Wildlife Puppets presentation by Heather Hensons Ibex Puppetry, EC parking lot 1 p.m. free Snakes Alive! program, EC parking lot 2 p.m. free Live CROW Animals program, EC parking lot 3 p.m. free Amazing Amphibians, EC parking lotfree and continuous throughout the day Free tutorials for the new Discover Ding game app in celebration of Ding Darling Days 25th. Bring your smartphones to the Welcome Table Free T-shirts to the first 250 app downloads (one T-shirt per smart phone) Free life-size Endangered Species & Wildlife Puppets and puppet crafts garden presented by Heather Hensons Ibex Puppetry Free 25th anniversary reusable bags while supplies last Free Silver Scavenger Hunt with 25 fun prizes (check in at the Welcome Table) Free admission to Wildlife Drive Free naturalist-narrated 60-minute tram tours (check in at tram booth) Free archery demos and clinics (ages 10 years and older), adjacent to overflow parking lot Free face-painting in the EC Birding Room Free hot dogs Free parking at the tram parking lot (look for signs) and shuttle service Free Butterfly House Free hands-on nature crafts Free environmental displays and informational booths with giveaways Free touch tank presentations at TBE Free 97.7 Latino Van Hit (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) Sponsors are: 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 and 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 292-0566, 472-1100 ext. 4, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Shelter Gifted Building For New Animal Clinic The Gulf Coast Humane Society was recently donated a building to be used as a new larger Gulf Coast Humane Society Veterinary Clinic. Dr. John Bruno of Fort Myers Plastic Surgery Center recently retired, and rather than sell his former practices building, located at 2685 Swamp Cabbage Court in Fort Myers, he gifted it to the Humane Society. Because of Dr. Brunos passion for giving back to the community and his love of animals, he contacted the Southwest Florida Community Foundation. Having a relationship with the GCHS already, the Southwest Florida Community Foundation endorsed the Gulf Coast Humane Society and its mission. The GCHSs current Veterinary Clinic is located on the same property as the adoption center and administration building, and has grown considerably in the last few years. This new location will allow for more clients and appointment availability. All funds above operating cost for the GCHS Veterinary Clinic is donated back the shelter pets of the Gulf Coast Humane Society. GCHS was so honored to be chosen by Dr. Bruno. The donation of this building could not have come at a better time as we have out grown our current space, said Jennifer Galloway, executive director. The current building will take little remodeling to make it function as a veterinary office and GCHS was recently awarded a grant of $24,920 through Southwest Florida Community Foundation for the remodel. The new location will continue to offer affordable veterinary care to the public, including routine medical exams, vaccines, spay/neuter and soft tissue surgeries. The opening is projected during the first quarter of 2015. For more information about the Gulf Coast Humane Society, call 332-0364 or email email@example.com. To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732
7 THE RIVER OCTOBER 17, 2014 Gateway Kiwanis Distributes AtlasesFor the third year in a row, Kiwanis Club of Fort Myers/Gateway to the Islands provided world atlas books to the students at Heights Elementary School. Funded by the sale of GTTIs successful dining coupon books, 200 atlases were purchased and distributed to the fourth graders at Heights. Fourth grade is the first year students study geography; the book is theirs to keep after they use it in fourth and fifth grade. Any extra books (this year, there were nine) stay at the school for new students. Thank you to Books-A-Million for providing GTTI with a great deal on the atlas. GTTI is one of several Kiwanis clubs that give out atlas books in Lee County. Gateway to the Islands Kiwanis Club is comprised of professional women and men, working and retired, who generally work and/or live around the San Carlos Blvd./McGregor/Summerlin 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. For more details, visit www.kiwanisgtti. com, find them on Facebook/Kiwanis Club of Fort Myers Gateway to the Islands or contact President Gary Hudson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Atlas Day at Heights Elementary School 2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, Fl 33957 Ph: 239.472.0606 www.SanibelIslandCow.com 3 95 7 P P h h: 2 2 3 39 4 72 0 60 6 w ww S an ib el Is la nd Co w co m Tropical Outdoor Patio Seating Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow with our Famous Stone Crabs1/2 lb & 1 lb. quantities Appetizers & Full Dinners Best Prices On The Planet Fun "new" Moo Wear for all ages Fun "new" Moo Wear for all ages w w Always Fresh ...Always Fun! s s Always Fresh ...Always! LIVE LIVE MUSIC MUSIC w w Always w ay ay s! Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week. Snacks In-between Live Music! Outdoor Seating Come Try our Come Try our NEW NEW Cowlicious Cowlicious Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials We Proudly BrewSanibels Most Award Winning Restaurant
THE RIVER OCTOBER 17, 2014 8 Along The RiverSeveral outdoor events give friends and families the opportunity this weekend to enjoy the milder temperatures and lower humidity that have graced Southwest Florida this month. The Historic River District comes alive this Friday with the return of Music Walk. Stroll along downtown Fort Myers beautiful brick-lined streets while musicians play in and around restaurants, bars, art galleries and shops. Each month brings new energy and great music, from jazz and blues to rock n roll. Music Walk is held on the third Friday of every month beginning at 7 p.m. For more information, call Lance at 645-6457 (Fords Garage) or go to www.fortmyersmusicwalk.com. Heading to Fort Myers Beach? Enjoy live music at Times Square during the Sunset Celebration. Local bands play every Friday and Saturday evenings from 5 to 10 p.m., weather permitting, and there is no charge to attend. On Friday, October 17, popular cover band High Tide will entertain the crowd with rock, reggae and R&B. The following evening, its Troublemakerz from Fort Myers playing classic rock, modern rock, dance and country. For more information about the weekly Sunset Celebration, call 463-5900. One of the most popular annual festivals in Lee County returns this weekend: Oktoberfest at the German-American Social Club of Cape Coral. The family-friendly event encompasses two big weekends of fun: Friday to Sunday, October 17 to 19 and Friday to Sunday, October 24 to 26. This is the 29th year that the club has hosted the celebration. There will be a huge tent and outside biergarten with three stages and two dance floors featuring non-stop live music from bands such as Bodensee Perlen and Big Band Deluxe, both from Germany. Additional performances include those by Lee County Pipes and Drums, Ukrainian dancers and the Alpenrose Schuhplattler dancers. For the kids, there is a carnival area that features rides and games. An extensive menu of homemade-style German specialties will be served, including sausage platters, bratwurst, schweinshaxen, leberkese, schnitzel, sauerbraten, red cabbage and potato pancakes. Enjoy your meal with an imported German or domestic beer or a glass of German wine or spirit. A selection of non-alcoholic beverages is also available. Tickets for Oktoberfest are $6 at the gate or $5 if purchased in advance. Admission for children under 12 is free and parking, which is plentiful, is also free of charge. To purchase tickets and to view a detailed schedule of events, go to www. capecoraloktoberfest.com. The German American Social Club is located at 2101 SW Pine Island Road in Cape Coral. For more information, call 283-1400 or go to www.capecoraloktoberfest. com. On Saturday, join your family, friends and neighbors at the annual Fall for the Arts Family Festival at the Lee County Alliance for the Arts. The campus-wide event held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. showcases the many fun and enriching ways community members can get involved with the local arts community. During Fall for the Arts, local arts organizations, theaters, galleries, museums, art schools and artists will distribute information about their upcoming seasons. Area performing groups will dance, sing, play instruments and act in mini-performances on the outdoor amphitheater stage. Visual artists will demonstrate their talents in painting, drawing, sculpting and other mixed media demonstrations, while area authors sign and sell their books in the literary area. Additionally, there will be interactive art stations for kids of all ages. There is a $5 suggested family donation for admission for the festival. Lee County Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers near the Colonial intersection. For more information, call 939-2787 or go to www.artinlee.org. Ready yourself for a zombie invasion at ZombiCon Voodoo Nightmare. On Saturday, from 4 p.m. to midnight, many streets in downtown Fort Myers will be closed to accommodate thousands of costumed revelers attending the charity street festival. From infants to the elderly, mohawks to John Deere caps, church-goers to zombies, ZombieCon has captured the hearts of fun-lovers in Fort Myers. There will be six entry points to ZombiCon and more than 30 live performances on five stages: returning fan favorites along with new bands and acts like magicians, fire dancers and acrobats. The Swamp is a spooky new featured space with art, ambiance and acts you wont see anywhere else. It will be located next to the new downtown water feature on Dean Street and Edwards Drive. There is also a cabaret stage located at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center andcontinued on 21 Celebrate Oktoberfest two weekends in a row at the German-American Social Club of Cape Coral. 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9 THE RIVER OCTOBER 17, 2014 Brattas serves fresh made-to-order food in an inviting atmosphere featuring live music nightly. The two for $20 menu is served all day Sunday to Thursday. Happy hour is daily from 4 to 6:30 p.m. with drink and appetizer specials. Filet Napoleon, Taylor Street baked ziti and fresh bruschetta are a few favorites on the restaurants daily menu. Lobster tail and Chilean sea bass are served on the weekends. 12984 S. Cleveland Avenue, Fort Myers. Call 433-4449. Courtneys is a family business run by Executive Chef Dale, his wife Betty and their son Courtney. The warm and welcoming bar is great for lunch, libations and lots of laughter. Relax in comfort with friends and enjoy discounted drinks and appetizers during happy hour, served 4 to 7 p.m. daily. The dining room offers a wonderful dinner variety; if youre an early diner, be sure to check out the Sunset Dining Specials. Eggceptional entres highlight the restaurants Sunday brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday dinner is served 4 to 8 p.m. 20351 Summerlin Road Units #111 and 112, Fort Myers. Call 466-4646. Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille is named for the Doc Ford character in local author Randy Wayne Whites bestselling mystery novels. Its a well known gathering place with indoor and outdoor patio seating. The combined menu offers all the lunch and dinner items from 11 a.m. until closing. It includes cedar plank salmon topped with a mango chipotle glaze or a marinated grilled chicken sandwich, and theres a well provisioned raw bar. Tropical drinks are a specialty, notably the signature rum drink, Island Mojito. 708 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach. Call 765-9660. Ichiban is a downtown favorite for Chinese and Japanese cuisine. The name means Number One in Japanese and offers its customers the perfect balance of great quality and affordable prices. Ichiban has been family owned and operated for 10 years and its enduring popularity is a testament to its exceptional, friendly service. 1520 Broadway #106, Fort Myers. Call 334-6991. Where can you go when youre in the moooood for some great cookin, local fun and prices that wont make you lose the farm? Try The Island Cow on Sanibel. The Island Cow is an airy bistro with French doors leading out to the front and back patios. It is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dine under the stars while you listen to live music on one of Sanibels only al fresco eating porches. 2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Call 472-0606. Nervous Nellies is a casual, family-fun restaurant that boasts a large selection of appetizers, fresh seafood, over-stuffed sandwiches and entres. Dine in airconditioned comfort or outside on Nellies expansive waterfront patio. There is live music and 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 fired stove with fresh oak. Wood-fired steaks fill out the menu, including a ribeye and a porterhouse, to go along with the famous wood fired filet mignon. Happy hour and live music are featured daily. 8700 Gladiolous Drive, Fort Myers. Call 489-2233. FORT MYERS FAREDining From Downtowns Historic River District To The Beaches For more information, check out our advertisers in this weeks River Weekly DOC FORDS RUM BAR & GRILLE ICHIBAN BRATTAS RISTORANTE Homemade confetti muffins from The Island Cow on Sanibel. The kids will love them! COURTNEYS CONTINENTAL CUISINE ISLAND COW NERVOUS NELLIES CRAZY WATERFRONT EATERY SUNSHINE GRILLE Junior League Awards Grants To Local NonprofitsThe Junior League of Fort Myers, Inc. announced last week that it has awarded more than $10,000 in mini grants to 11 local nonprofits and organizations. Thanks to its recent successes in its fundraising efforts, the JLFM was able to broaden its granting to 11 nonprofits, including AMIKids Southwest Florida, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lee County, Childrens Home Society of Florida Southwest Division, Community Cooperative Ministries, Inc., Family Health Centers of Southwest Florida, Inc., Fort Myers High School Social Functional Program, The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Inc., Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida, Inc., Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc., Literacy Council Gulf Coast, and Partners for Breast Cancer Care, Inc. We are incredibly proud and excited to be able to award these mini grants to the selected organizations, stated JLFM President Sasha Storsberg. The selection process was very intense, as we received a number of applications from some great organizations. The selected nonprofits showed a level of commitment and local support that was unsurpassed. Nonprofit organizations that met the guidelines and agreed to the Grant Agreement were invited to submit an application for review by the JLFM, and be considered for the award. For more information about the JLFM, call 277-1197 or visit www.jlfm.org.
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: email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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, email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 17, 201410
11 THE RIVER OCTOBER 17, 2014 From page 10Churches/Templesand Wednesday evenings Services: Friday night at 6:15 p.m. and Saturday morning at 9 a.m. Web site: www.tjswfl.org THE NEW CHURCH The New Church of SWFL is located 10811 Sunset Plaza Circ. #401, behind Zoomers. Rev. Gabriella Cahaley officiates worship services on Sundays at 11 a.m. during the season. Other worship events are held on the beach in Fort Myers Beach. See our webpage http://www. newchurchflorida.com/ or call for more information 239-481-5535. UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH FORT MYERS 13411 Shire Lane (off Daniels Parkway one mile west of I-75). Minister: The Reverend Allison Farnum. Sunday services and religious education at 10:30 a.m. For information on all church events call 5612700 or visit www.uucfm.org. UNITY OF BONITA SPRINGS Family Service 10 to 11 a.m. Healing Circle 11 a.m. Hospitality and Fellowship, 11 a.m. Inspiring lesson, uplifting and dynamic music, meditation in a loving environment. Service held at 28285 Imperial Street, Bonita Springs. Call 947-3100. UNITY OF FORT MYERS 11120 Ranchette Rd, Fort Myers Sunday Services 9:15 and 11 a.m. Childrens Sunday School 11 a.m. Reverend Jim Rosemergy. Our God is Love, Our religion is Oneness, Our Race is Human. 239-278-1511, www.unityoffortmyers.org. WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 9065 Ligon Court, Fort Myers, across from HealthPark Hospital, 481-2125 Senior Pastor: Robert Brunson Sunday Service: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages. 11 a.m. Blended Worship www.westminsterfortmyers.org WORD OF LIFE CHURCH 2120 Collier Ave, Fort Myers, 274-8881; Services: Sunday 10 a.m.; Wednesday 7 p.m. Bishop Gaspar and Michele Anastasi ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH 7401 Winkler Road, Fort Myers, 481-4040, Pastor Curtis Deterding. Sunday Services: 8:30 a.m. Traditional, 10 a.m. Blended. Web site www.zionfm.org. Boys & Girls Club Day For KidsBoys & Girls Clubs of Lee County is gearing up to celebrate its annual Day For Kids event with more than 100 parents and kids on Saturday, October 25 from 8 to 10 a.m. at Sky Zone, located at 14181 South Tamiami Trail, Suite 140 in Fort Myers. Day For Kids highlights the critical needs of children in the community while celebrating the life-changing work taking place at Boys & Girls Clubs each day. The event encourages adults to spend meaningful time with the communitys youth and engage in fun and active play. Today, too many youth are facing serious issues that can deprive them of a happy, healthy childhood, which may negatively impact their future, said Shannon Lane, chief professional officer of the BGCLC. Day For Kids creates a unique opportunity for the participating adults to relive their childhood while encouraging the kids to just be kids and enjoy themselves. Wed like to thank our amazing supporters Pledge To Play who fosters stronger relationships and meaningful time spent with local youth. Supporting kids is a critical issue for our nation where kids are in crisis. Todays generation is estimated to be worse off than their parents. Our nations graduation rate ranks 22nd among 28 countries, while three out of 10 kids are obese or overweight, and one in five American kids live in poverty. Boys & Girls Clubs believes that every young person deserves a great future and that ensuring a safe, productive place for them to spend out-of-school time is a vital, yet overlooked, factor. For more information, call 334-1886 or visit www.BGCLC.net. Alliance Kids Helping Kids Festival The 2nd annual Kids Helping Kids Festival is set for Sunday, November 9 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Centennial Park in Downtown Fort Myers. The event will include a 5K run, entertainment, food and activities. The morning kicks off with a 5K run at 7 a.m. There will be prizes for top finishers in a variety of categories. To register for the 5K, visit www. KidsHelpingKidsSWFL.com. The free festival will begin immediately after the 5K, and will feature a boot camp-style obstacle course for children and adults, a rock wall, youth entertainment, bounce houses, food and more. There will also be a basketball clinic put on by the Florida Gulf Coast University mens basketball team. In addition, there will be a Buddy Holly performance at 10 a.m. by the Broadway Palm Dinner Theater. We are proud of the youth in our community and want to give them an opportunity to give back, said Jerry Hemmer of Alliance Financial Group. Our firm is proud to host the second annual Kids Helping Kids Festival. We hope the community will join us for this exciting event to support the Golisano Childrens Hospital and the children of Southwest Florida. General admission to the event is free and tickets will be available for purchase for food and activities. Tickets are $10 for unlimited activities. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Golisano Childrens Hospital and the children of Southwest Florida. Opportunities for sponsorships and vendors are still available. For more information, contact Kathy Bongiorno at Alliance Financial Group at 561-2900 or email@example.com. Send your editorial copy to: firstname.lastname@example.org
THE RIVER OCTOBER 17, 2014 12 Schools And More Schoolsby Capt. Matt MitchellFishing around the massive schools of bait just off the beaches was a great option this week. East winds most days made for calm conditions gulfside. Anywhere from 100 yards off the beach out to a couple of miles, feeding birds and breaking fish where easy to locate. Giant schools of ladyfish, bluefish, Spanish mackerel and jacks where found between Sanibel Lighthouse to the south end of Fort Myers Beach, then fishing north from Knapps Point to Redfish Pass were more of the same along with big schools of Bonita. Catching these hard, fast running Bonita is some of my favorite fishing of the fall. Its just such a change from the usual day to day fishing we do in the sound. These members of the tuna family are crazy strong for their size and just so aggressive. They can be seen busting bait on the surface from a long way off and its just a matter of casting into the feeding fish to hook up. Run and gun style fishing of these schools of feeding Bonita is very fast paced action and just a blast, with everyone on board hooking up when you run into these feeding fish. Soft plastic jigs on strong hook jig heads and heavy spoons both caught lots of Bonita. Casting through the breaking fish and retrieving the bait as fast as possible was all it took as you watched them chase it down. First runs of 100-yard-plus are common so a smooth drag and 200 yards of line on the reel are a must. Many of these first Bonita of the fall season are over 10 pounds with a few pushing right around 15 pounds. Most clients have never seen any fishing action like this before as the water just comes alive with boiling fish and bait. These fish are such great visual action and a favorite of fly fishermen. Snook action in the passes around the full moon was also going off this week. Though most of the fish where short of slot size, they certainly made up for it in shear numbers. The best bite came on the first part of the incoming tide as small fry bait and glass minnows got sucked into the pass. Brown clouds of this little bait had the snook blitzing on it. Watching these snook blow up on the bait as they gorge themselves is not something we see every day. Freelined shiners pitched into the same areas resulted in constant hook-ups. During one trip this week, we caught snook on almost every cast for well over an hour. Chumming live shiners back in the mangrove feeder creeks during low water periods was also another option for catching lots of snook. Most of these snook are on the small side but non-stop snook action all over the place is never a bad thing. Larger snook have been a little harder to come by, with what seems like only one big one here and there. Redfish action for me this week came one of two ways; either finding a big school out on the open flat and catching them on every cast until they dropped off into deeper water and disappeared or catching just a couple while mangrove or pass fishing for snook. The big schools are still around but, during windy periods, can be a little harder to locate. Cooling water temperatures have our fishing just going off with both fish and anglers enjoying the start of the annual bait migration. Keeping the clients rods bent just keeps getting easier as more and more bait and the migratory fish that feed on it are moving to the south as winter approaches. October is all about variety!!!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 email@example.com. Send Us Your Fish TalesThe River Weekly would like to hear from anglers about their catches. 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13 THE RIVER OCTOBER 17, 2014 CROW Case Of The Week: Great Horned Owlby Patricia MolloyThe great horned owl (Bubo virginianus) sometimes referred to as a tiger owl or hoot owl is an easily recognizable bird. Wellknown for its piercing yellow eyes and ear tufts that resemble horns, the majestic raptor has an intense beauty. But its fascinating adaptations make it truly remarkable. It flies silently. While the wings of most birds make a wooshing sound in flight, the great horned owl is perfectly silent. Its feathers are softer than most birds, allowing the large bird to sneak up on its prey without warning. It has superior hearing. This owl can hear a tiny mouse step on a twig from a remarkable distance of 75 feet. A hearty eater, an individual owl consumes a large quantity of rodents in its lifetime, which helps keep populations under control. Its eyes are larger than those of humans. The eyes of these owls are so large that they are unable to move them from side to side. As a result, they must turn their heads in order to look around. Great horned owls are capable of turning their heads 270 degrees in any direction. Late last month, a great horned owl was admitted to CROW from neighboring Cape Coral. He came in very down and depressed and thin. No real abnormalities were noted on his physical exam except a little talon lesion on his foot, explained Brittany Stevens, DVM intern. Upon further testing, however, it was discovered that the owl was experiencing respiratory distress. Dr. Brittany suspects that the owl was suffering from Aspergillosis, a fungus that can affect humans and mammals but is seen primarily in birds. To combat the lung infection, the patient was given antibiotics and an antifungal. The owl was so sick that it wasnt eating on its own and had to be force-fed several times per day. Over the course of a week, the patient began to regain its strength and slowly began eating on its own. After approximately two weeks of treatment at the wildlife clinic, the great horned owl had fully recovered from the infection. After making the long trip back to Cape Coral in CROWs specially-equipped van, the owl quickly leapt from its carrier and flew to its favorite tree-top perch. If you find a sick or injured wild bird, mammal or reptile, immediately contact CROW at 472-3644. If you are unable to bring the animal to the Sanibel wildlife clinic, you may be directed to one of the nine domestic veterinarian clinics it has partnered with in Lee County. CROW volunteers make daily excursions to these facilities and other locations as needed. 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 great horned owl, patient #2749, eagerly anticipates its morning meal San Carlos Bay Boating CourseThe San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron, a unit of the United States Power Squadrons, will be offering Americas Boating Course on Tuesday, November 4 from 6:30 to 9:15 p.m. This course is recognized by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators. The State of Florida recently passed legislation requiring anyone born after January 1, 1988 to have passed a safe boating course and obtain a Boating Safety Education ID card, which is valid for life, in order to operate a boat with more than 10 HP. Each student will receive a card/certificate from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission upon completion of the class. The course consists of three sessions on consecutive Tuesdays. The second session will be held on Tuesday, November 11 and the third session will be on Tuesday, November 18; all classes will be from 6:30 to 9:15 p.m. Topics covered include hull design, docking, anchoring, handling boating emergencies, reading channel markers and many other topics to make each boating experience safer and more enjoyable. Successful completion of this course entitles the boater to six months free membership in a United States Power Squadron. The cost of the course is $45, with a $20 cost for a second person sharing the instruction materials. The course is being taught at the San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron classroom, located at 16048 San Carlos Blvd. at the corner of Kelly Road (across from ACE Hardware). Students can register online at www.scbps.com or call the office at 466-4040. Local Waters Charts ClassThe San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron, a unit of the United States Power Squadrons, will be offering the popular Local Waters/Local Charts class on Saturday, November 15 from 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The class is directed towards new boaters and boaters new to the area, as well as those wishing to learn chart reading. It will provide the boater with some of the basics of navigation, oriented to the Fort Myers area. Students will be using chart 11427 and you must bring this chart to class. Optional On-The-Water training is also offered at a later date. Please check with the class instructor for details. The cost of the class is $45. The class is being taught at the San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron classroom, located at 16048 San Carlos Blvd at the corner of Kelly Road (across from ACE Hardware). Students can register online at www.scbps.com or call 4664040. From page 2Flower Industrywere the important components in the transportation network that relied on airlines, rail, and trucking over the decades. Perishable flowers make for demanding work. Green recalls that his father had some very long days. Even though summer was the offseason for growing, he spent six weeks per year traveling and doing collections and sales work. Flowers harvested from the fields were processed in a packinghouse. Flowers were packed even in the heart of downtown Fort Myers, near the foot of Monroe Street and railway. (That packing house burned in the early 1950s and was never rebuilt.) The 1947 photo of the workers at the conveyor belt illustrates part of the process that readied the flowers for shipment. The women in the photo (center foreground) are classifying the buds for stem size and variety, and the men (background) are supervising the mechanical tying and cutting. So what caused the downturn of the flower industry in Fort Myers? The general consensus is shipments from South America into Miami. From there, the flowers were shipped directly to points throughout the nation, leaving Fort Myers out of the loop. Add to that the lure of good prices for land. Residential and commercial development now covers many of the fields where flowers once flourished. Visit the Southwest Florida Museum of History at 2031 Jackson Street to find out more about the flower industry in Fort Myers. For information, call 321-7430 or go to www.museumofhistory.org. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Continue your research at the Southwest Florida Historical Society, located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard on the campus of the Lee County Alliance for the Arts. The all-volunteer non-profit organizations hours are Wednesday or Saturday between 9 a.m. and noon or Wednesday 4 to 7 p.m. Call them at 939-4044. Sources: Archives of the Southwest Florida Historical Society and Pages from the Past by Prudy Taylor Board and Esther B. Colcord. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
THE RIVER OCTOBER 17, 2014 14 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 pr esented by Williams daughter, Cynthia Williams, a freelance writer and editor living in Bokeelia on Pine Island. Chapter V Part IV Berry and his competitive twin brother Bill are fishing at the ferry landing at Punta Rassa. Each has lost a prize snook. The mood is tense. Berry casts into open water near a ferry boat. My line hadnt been in the water five minutes when, whango, the biggest snook Id ever encountered hit. Out of the water he came, thrashing and shaking himself like a wild bull. I had my star drag set tight enough to keep him from scoring any touchdowns toward the pilings. Id let him go a little, then each time he made a run, I managed to gain line on him and I soon had him within gloating distance of the boat. I yelled for Bill to get the net. He searched frantically, but there was no net. There I was, wrestling for the prize of my fishing career with only a gaff hook in the hands of an inexperienced fisherman to help me land the prize. I yelled to Bill to gaff the fish as I raised him from the water, but as I lifted him, I saw that the hook was barely lodged in his upper mouth. If he were to be caught, it had to be done quickly and expertly. If he shook his head once more, hed throw the hook. But instead of gaffing the fish, Bill was trying to poke the gaff hook into his mouth. Each time he poked, the fish twisted his head away. Gaff him in the back and jerk him into the boat, I screamed. Bill kept poking at the fishs mouth, amused at my frenzy. Bill, damnit! This snookll go 25 pounds! For Gods sake, get him in the boat! Take it easy, Berry. Just swing him around to where I can get the gaff in his mouth. In the next second, the snook gave a slight shake of his head. Out went the hook and down went the fish and there I stood, stunned and speechless. But only for the fraction of a second. I then let loose with every expletive I had ever learned in the Navy or in my grandfathers stockyards. My cursing subsided only when my voice gave out. All Bill could do was sit there and laugh until the tears streamed from his eyes. To be continued next week. Punta Rassa fish camp in 1957 Plant SmartWashington Fan Palmby Gerri ReavesThe Washington, or Mexican, fan palm is a desert palm native to northern Mexico and Baja California. Its ability to grow as tall as 100 feet make it unsuited to the average South Florida residential landscape. In good growing conditions, this tree develops a full rounded canopy. The accordion-pleated palmate leaves are up to five feet across. Petioles, or leaf stalks, of up to six feet long have reddish bases and sharp teeth. Long inflorescences of creamy flowers can be as long as 12 feet and extend beyond the leaves. Flowers are followed by small black berries. The slender light gray trunk tapers from a stout base. Sub-tropical conditions in South Florida are not ideal for this species, so skimpy foliage and potassium-deficiency often result. When the palm is young, the thicker trunk and fuller foliage can be attractive, but as the fast-growing plant ages, it can lose that robusta look. The shaggy skirt of old fronds that some trees retain gives it another common name, petticoat palm. Depending on the homeowners preference, the skirt might an interesting characteristic or just another maintenance problem. Another reason to forego this palm? It is listed as a category-II invasive species by the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council. Moreover, unlike native palms that have evolved to survive hurricanes, the Washington in known for breaking or uprooting in storms. Because it towers over other palms, it is also prone to lightning strikes as well. A susceptibility to other diseases is also a concern. If storm-resistance, low-maintenance and benefit to wildlife are important to you, consider Floridas native palms or a Florida-friendly species. Sources: National Audubon Field Guide to Florida, edis.ifas.ufl.edu, and floridata.com. Plant Smart explores the plant life of South Florida and sustainable landscape practices. The trunk can be spindly and subject to snapping in high winds photos by Gerri Reaves The non-native Washington fan palm can grow as tall as 100 feet. Note the wispy inflorescences extending beyond the leaves
15 THE RIVER OCTOBER 17, 2014 AppleJuiceApple Address Book Contactsby Carol Rooksby Weidlich, President, SWACKSApple address book is now known as Contacts with each contact listed on a virtual business card or vCard. These vCards allow you to enter information about a person besides the basic addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses, nicknames, relation to you (spouse, etc.), birthdays and more. You can now even view a Google Map of a contacts address. You can also print address labels and/or envelopes from your Contacts. Using iCloud, you can sync your Contacts to other Apple devices. Giving various Apps in the Mac OS X and the iOS operating systems permission to access your Contacts allows your Contacts and Apps to work in harmony with your Contact information. With the holidays coming up, you might want to make a calendar in iPhoto for a gift. Giving iPhoto access to your Contacts makes it easy to import your familys and friends birthdays and anniversaries into the calendar. When you open Contacts, youll notice its divided into three columns: Group on the left (which lets you group contacts), Names in the middle (shows all names in your selected Group), and a card pane on the right that shows all of your chosen contacts information. If you prefer to see only one or two of the columns, instead of the contact list and card display, click on one of the icons at the bottom of the middle column. Alternatively, you can select list and card or card only view in top menu View category. All of your vCards can be found under All Contacts in the left column. If you make Groups, they will be listed alphabetically under All Contacts. To add a new vCard, open Contacts and make sure you have All Contacts in the Group Pane selected, otherwise the new vCard will be included in the group you have highlighted. Now, click the Add (+) button to create a new vCard. Add your contacts information. You can also add their photo by dragging an image file onto the square next to the persons name at the top of the card. When finished, select Done or choose Save from the File menu or press the quick keys, Command and the letter S at the same time. To make a Group, click on File > New Group and give it a name like SWACKS Members. Next, click on All Members and scroll down the middle column until you find the vCard you want, click on the name and drag the vCard into the Group you want it in. To delete a vCard, select the name in the middle pane and hit Delete or from the top menu, click on Edit > Delete Card. If you only want to delete that vCard from a Group, highlight the Group name then find the vCard to be deleted, click on Edit > Remove from Group. This will remove the vCard from the Group but retain the card in All Contacts. Its easy to send and accept a vCard using Mail, Message and AirDrop. Import a vCard by dragging it on the Contacts icon. This action will import the vCard and its information into your Contacts as a new entry. Workshops are held the second Tuesday of each month from 1 to 3 p.m., and meetings on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m., with the exception of July and August at Zion Lutheran Church, 7401 Winkler Road in Fort Myers. South West Florida Apple Computer Knowledge Society or SWACKS. For more information visit http://www. swacks.org/. Bromeliad Society SaleThe Caloosahatchee Bromeliad Society of Southwest Florida will have its annual bromeliad sale featuring bromeliads from around the world, which come in all sizes, colors and shapes, old favorites along with the rare and unusual. Also available will be driftwood, plant supplies and friendly advise. Free parking and admission. The sale will be held on Saturday, December 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, December 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Terry Park, 3410 Palm Beach Boulevard in Fort Myers (enter plant sale at 3451 Marion Street). For questions or more information, call Betsy at 694-4738. 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 email@example.com. 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
THE RIVER OCTOBER 17, 201416 From page 1New Play Contest Fundraiser November 1 At Foulds Theatrevote for their pick as winner of the contest. Theatre Conspiracy received over 600 entries from across the United States, Canada, Australia, Brazil and England. The top three plays will be announced the week of October 15. Tickets to the fundraiser are $50 and include a voucher good for one ticket to any Theatre Conspiracy performance. Theatre Conspiracy also continues its run of Harold Pinters masterpiece Betrayal, playing until October 18 at the Foulds Theatre at the Alliance for the Arts. We begin at the end... the nine-year love affair between a literary agent and his best friends wife unravels in reverse chronological order. However, hindsight is anything but 20/20 for each of these characters. The stakes are high for two families and three relationships as Pinter explores issues of fidelity, reproduction, friendship, betrayal and unfathomable human behavior. Emma is married to Robert, a publisher. But for seven years, she has been having an affair with Jerry, a literary agent and Roberts best friend. Betrayal begins after the end of the affair, and pursues an intricate, gripping journey back to its very beginning. In a brilliant device, time is turned upside down as the play charts significant events in reverse. A ruthless exploration of the complexity of the human heart, Betrayal is Pinters most accessible work, enthralling and provocatively layered. Greg Sofranco and Pattie Ford, play the lovers Jerry and Emma. They are joined by James Recca as Emmas husband Robert, and Ken Ruisi as the Waiter. Directing this production is Rick Sebastian. Individual tickets are $22 each. Student tickets are $11. Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., with one Sunday matinee on October 12 at 2 p.m. Thursdays are buy one get one half off. Tickets can be purchased by calling Theatre Conspiracys box office at 936-3239 or by visiting www.theatreconspiracy. org. Also, Theatre Conspiracy will be raffling off autographed copies, signed by the playwright of each of its plays this season. Starting with Swell Party in November, Theatre Conspiracy will have one copy of each play signed by the playwright(s) up for grabs. Beginning in November, tickets will be available for your chance to win a signed copy of Arcadia by Tom Stoppard, Good People signed by David Lindsay-Abaire or The Bible (Abridged), Swell Party or Jane The Plain, all signed by the playwrights. Raffle tickets are $2 each. Winners will be announced at the end of the run of each respective play. Remaining shows this season are: Swell Party by Topher Payne November 21, 22, 28 and 29. December 4, 5, 6, 11, 12 and 13 at 8 p.m. December 7 at 2 p.m. This witty drama is set in 1932 at the estate home of the R.J. Reynolds family and is based on a very mysterious event which took place that summer. Smitty, the 20-year-old orphaned heir to the family fortune, returns to his Southern home with a controversial new wife, a trunkload of gin and his new wifes acting coach, who is quite possibly insane. A party is thrown, someone turns up dead, and the plot thickens. For Southerners, the truth isnt nearly as important as a good story. The Bible: The Complete Word of God (Abridged) by Adam Long, Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor January 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16 17, 22, 23 and 24 at 8 p.m. January 18 at 2 p.m. Whether you are Catholic or Atheist, Muslim or Jew, Protestant or Purple People Eater, you will be tickled by this romp through old time religion. The Bible: The Complete Word of God (Abridged) is an affectionate, irreverent roller coaster ride from fig leaves to Final Judgment as Theatre Conspiracy tackles the great theological questions: Did Adam and Eve have navels? Did Moses really look like Charlton Heston? And why isnt the word phonetic spelled the way it sounds? Good People by David Lindsay-Abaire February 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20 and 21 at 8 p.m. February 15 at 2 p.m. A funny, tough and tender story about the insurmountable class divide. When Margie Walsh loses her job at a South Boston dollar store, she reaches out to her old flame Mike, a neighborhood boy who escaped and became a successful doctor. Margies attempt to hit Mike up for a job takes on a surprising twist when she realizes the power a secret from Mikes past holds. From Pulitzer Prize-winner David LindsayAbaire, Good People looks at the extraordinary consequences of choosing to hold on to the past or leave it behind. Arcadia by Tom Stoppard March 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28 at 8 p.m. March 22 at 2 p.m. The perfect marriage of ideas, wit, language, passion and comedy. A true theatrical feast. The scenes shift back and forth between the 19th century and the present. A marvelous story unfolds that addresses art, science, history, love, truth and how they intersect. A varied and vastly entertaining cast of characters takes us on an amusing journey to explore a possible scandal involving the rakish poet, Lord Byron. Jane The Plain by August Schulenberg, co-production with Florida SouthWestern State College April 2, 3, 4, 9, 10 and 11 at 8 p.m. April 4 and 11 at 2 p.m. This show was a finalist in last years new play contest. Football, popularity and the clash of the gods: its all going down at Plainview High Schools homecoming game in this comic fairy tale. Janes status at school takes a sudden rise after she is given the gift of beauty. Everyone starts falling for her: Even the football teams starting QB. What if the wrong choice in high school really could end the world? Jane The Plain was the winner of the Theatre Conspiracys annual New Play Contest. May 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15 and 16 at p.m. May 17 at 2 p.m. Finishing out the year will be the winner of our 16th annual New Play Contest. The winner will be announced in November 2014. This year, we received over 600 entries to the contest from all over the United States, Canada, Australia and England. Scene from Betrayal From page 1Symphony Youth Concertto learn and perform great classical music. In 1999, the Palm Coast Youth Symphony merged with the Southwest Florida Symphony and continues today as part of the Symphonys family of affiliates. The Southwest Florida Symphonys Youth Orchestras mission is to provide the opportunity for individual growth for musically talented youth through training and performance of the highest quality orchestral literature, to develop pride and self-esteem in young people from all cultural backgrounds through individual musical achievement, to instill values and discipline through musical experiences that can be carried through life, and to perpetuate support of professional classical music by enriching local culture and by providing future musicians and audience members for major orchestras. The Southwest Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra is comprised of three ensembles. Its youngest group, the Sinfonietta String Orchestra, is directed by Nanette Grant; the Concert Orchestra is a full orchestra comprised of strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion, directed by Dr. Roland Forti; and the Youth Symphony is the advanced full orchestra, conducted by Dr. David Cole from the FGCU Bower School of Music. The program also provides four chamber ensembles; string quartet, brass ensemble, woodwind quartet and percussion ensemble. These ensembles are directed by the Southwest Florida Symphonys Concertmaster, Reiko Niiya; the Southwest Florida Symphonys principal tubist, Tom Kracmer; the Southwest Florida Symphonys principal flutist, Bill Larsen; and Todd Betz, the Southwest Florida Symphonys principal percussionist and Youth Orchestra Manager respectively. Susannah Kelly, the Southwest Florida Symphonys principal cellist, also coaches the low strings. The Southwest Florida Symphonys 2014-15 sponsors include The Southwest Florida Community Foundation, The City of Fort Myers, The State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, The Florida Council on Arts & Culture, The Southwest Florida Symphony Endowment Foundation, The Southwest Florida Symphony Society, The L.A.T. Foundation, Uhler & Vertich Financial Planners, Richard Prescott, Advanced Pain Management & Spine Specialists, The Neil Goldberg Dream Foundation, Rev. Gary and Mrs. Christine LaCroix, Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Munsch, Mr. Don Fjellin, Tween Waters Inn, Baileys General Store, Crowne Plaza, Shoeless Joes, Mastello Restaurant, Sheeley Architects, Eric Diefenbach and JK Brown, LCEC, The Cape Coral Community Foundation, Baird Private Wealth Management and Rebecca Ross, Mr. and Mrs. Stefan & Christine Riesenfeld, The Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, The City of Fort Myers, The Friends of the Symphony on Sanibel, The Friends of Beethoven and Mr. and Mrs. Steve and Charlotte Qua. For more information, call 418-1500. Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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THE RIVER OCTOBER 17, 201418 Gulf Coast Writers MeetingThe next meeting of the Gulf Coast Writers Association will be held on Saturday, October 18 from 10 a.m. to noon at Zion Lutheran Church, 7401 Winkler Road in Fort Myers. The program will focus on critique groups. Writers attending will be forming groups for that day only, under the guidance of some of our experienced members. Every member should bring five copies of an original piece of writing no more than 1,000 words long to use as your submission for that day. It can be a few sample paragraphs, a poem, a short, short story, a childrens book, an essay or a chapter or excerpt from a book or other longer work. It should be typewritten and double-spaced. Font: Times New Roman, Font size: 12 Margins: top/bottom 1 inch, left/ right 1 inch Text unjustified (ragged right margin) Double spaced, single side on 8.5x11 inch white paper Add your name and page number at the top or bottom of each page Line numbering is helpful if you know how to use it. Members and first time visitors may attend the meeting for free; guests are $5. For more details about the Gulf Coast Writers Association, visit www.gulfwriters. org or call 247-4515. Fort Myers Beach Library Book SaleThe Friends of the Fort Myers Beach Library are sponsoring a book sale on Saturday, October 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the parking garage of the Beach Library. The sale features many treasures gathered in recent months and almost every subject and format will be offered in the sale. Prices are so minimal that they will encourage one to add to ones reading pleasure or add a discovery that is easy on the pocketbook. There will be plenty of room for browsing. The Fort Myers Beach Library is located at 2755 Estero Blvd. in Fort Myers Beach. Call 765-8162 for more information. Buddy: The Buddy Holly Storyby Di SaggauIm serious, you must see Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, now showing at Broadway Palm. It is fabulous, absolutely fabulous. Most of us can remember the music of the 1950s, and who can forget Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper. They are played by Todd Meredith, Jayar Garcia and Mike Brennan. The show traces the career of Holly from his humble beginnings in 1956 in Lubbock, Texas. Buddy Holly and The Crickets are into rock n roll when everyone thinks country music is safer. But they persevere and soon make it to the big time. Along the way, we get to hear songs like Maybe Baby, Every Day, Peggy Sue, Thatll Be The Day, Oh Boy and others made famous by the group. The action moves from Texas to Tennesee, New Mexico and the Apollo Theater in New Yorks Harlem. The latter is one of the outstanding scenes that also features Rendell Debose, Sidney Davis and Susaye Lawson. The show is directed and choreographed by Amy Marie McCleary and Meredith is the assistant director in addition to playing the lead role. He played the same role for Broadway Palm in their 2007 production, and he tours the country as a Buddy Holly tribute artist. He plays the role to perfection. Garcia played Ritchie Valens in La Bamba several years ago at Broadway Palm, and he certainly has not lost his touch. Oh, to be able to move like he does. When he sings the signature song, he rocks the place and gets everyone to sing along. Brennan has great fun with Chantilly Lace and easily wins over the crowd. The music and choreography in this show will blow you away. The shows final scene is a concert in Clear Lake, Iowa on February 2, 1959, where Holly is joined by Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper. If you ever wondered what it would have been like to be in the audience and hear three of the greatest talents of their time in their final performance, you can experience it during this scene. It puts you there moving with the beat to nine classic tunes that have the audience on their feet and dancing in the aisles. February 3, 1959 will always be known as The day the music died, and it is portrayed beautifully in the show in a short scene. Then, the music comes alive again and the audience is left remembering the good times and how important their music was to several generations. My hat is off to the entire cast and crew for a production that rivals any I have seen anywhere including Broadway. Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story plays through November 15 at Broadway Palm, Southwest Floridas Premier Dinner Theatre. For tickets, call 278-4422, visit www. BroadwayPalm.com or stop by the box office at 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Scene from Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story Scene from Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story at Broadway Palm Dinner Theater Bestselling Author Coming To The Fort Myers LibraryFriends Of The Fort Myers Library announced that author Lisa Black will be visiting the south building of the Fort Myers Regional Library, 1651 Lee Street in Fort Myers, on Wednesday, October 22 at 10 a.m. If youve ever wondered where a New York Times bestselling crime writer gets her material, this is your chance to find out. Black has written eight novels drawn from her work as a forensic scientist and shes been compared to Cornwall and Grafton. In her day job, shes a latent print examiner for the Cape Coral Police Department. Close To The Bone, her latest novel, hits forensic scientist Theresa MacLean where it hurts, bringing death and destruction to the one place where she should feel the most safe the coroners office, where shes worked for the past 15 years. Theresa returns there in the wee hours after working a routine crime scene, to find the body of one of her co-workers slowly cooling with the word Confess written in his blood. Black will discuss working as a CSI in Southwest Florida and how it differs from fictional versions. Shell also tell us how she found her agent and her path to publication. Bring your questions about working with the police department, writing books and the changing world of publication. This is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to get the inside scoop. Books will be available for signing. Sponsored by Friends of the Fort Myers Library. Advanced registration is required. Call 479-4636 for more information. Lisa Black
19 THE RIVER OCTOBER 17, 2014 Rauschenberg Exhibit Opens At FSW GalleryThe Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) is presenting the first solo Robert Rauschenberg exhibition since the artists passing in 2008. Rauschenberg: China/America Mix was inspired by Rauschenbergs visits to China in the 1980s where he completed work on a number of collages and mounted the Rauschenberg Overseas Culture Interchange (ROCI) exhibition at the National Gallery in Beijing. His ROCI/China show was open for less than three weeks and attracted more than 300,000 visitors. The upcoming show Rauschenbergs 16th one-man show at FSW since the gallery was founded in 1979 will open on what wouldve been the artists 89th birthday, October 22, and features art that hasnt been publicly viewed in years. When China/America Mix opens it will mark the first installation of Rauschenbergs monumental 100-foot long Chinese Summerhall photograph in over a decade, said Jade Dellinger, director of the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at FSW. His affect still looms large around the globe, but this is particularly evident in China. To this day, the most recognized Chinese artists acknowledge his great influence and his broader impact. China/America Mix is part of the gallerys fall 2014 tribute to the life and legacy of Robert Rauschenberg, as well as a celebration of his close relationship with FSW. There is no better way to celebrate our continued dedication to the arts in Southwest Florida then to host a solo exhibition of an artist who shared such a close relationship with FSW, said Dr. Jeff Allbritten, FSW president. The exhibitions lead sponsor is FineMark National Bank & Trust in Fort Myers, a long-time supporter of FSW by providing over $100,000 in programs and scholarships. Additional support is provided by the Stanton Storer Embrace the Arts Foundation and Norman Love Confections. A pre-opening lecture on Rauschenberg in China will be presented at the Rush Library Auditorium on the Thomas Edison (Lee) Campus from 6 to 7 p.m. by Dr. Donald Staff, founder of the University of South Floridas Graphicstudio and artistic director of ROCI. Musical performances are also planned by longtime friends Dickie Landry, Kat Epple and Sonic Combine. Events at the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at FSW are free and open to the public. Seating is first-come, first-serve at Dr. Donald Staffs lecture. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed on Sundays and holidays. For more information about the gallery or upcoming events, visit www. RauschenbergGallery.com or call 489-9313. Bob Rauschenberg greets students at the Rauschenberg Gallery photos by Daniel Chauche Bob Rauschenberg in the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at FSW photos by Daniel Chauche
THE RIVER OCTOBER 17, 2014 20 11th Annual Shell Point Charity Golf TournamentGolfers are invited to participate in the 11th annual Shell Point Open Charity Golf Tournament on Friday, November 14 at Shell Point Golf Club in Fort Myers. The tournament, presented by the Legacy Foundation at Shell Point and Title Sponsor Genesis Wealth Management Group of UBS Financial Services Inc., will raise funds for Shell Points Memory Care Center. Located in the Larsen Pavilion, the Center serves Shell Point residents and members of the surrounding community who have memory loss and dementia from Alzheimers and other brain diseases. Golfers will vie for a chance to win a 24-month lease on their choice of a brand new Lexus IS F Sport or an Acura TLX from Scanlon Auto Group by scoring a holein-one at the right hole. Our annual golf tournament is just one way that we can help support a great cause while also having a lot of fun, said Timothy Stephenson, executive director of the Legacy Foundation. We appreciate the sponsors and golfers who join us each year for this special event. The tournament registration and a light breakfast will begin at 7:15 a.m. The $125 entry fee includes the 18-hole, four-person scramble, golf cart, player gift bag, prize opportunities and lunch. To register, inquire about sponsorship opportunities, or make a tax-deductible donation to the Memory Care Center at Shell Point, contact Deborah Henning at the Legacy Foundation at 466-8484. Shell Point Gulf Course Everblades Open 17th Season Having Drawn 3.3 Million Fansby Ed FrankThere were plenty of doubters back in 1998 when Craig Brush and his partners Peter Karmanos and Thomas Thewes founded the Florida Everblades minor league hockey team. The newly opened Germain Arena in Estero was home ice to the fledgling team that many thought would not draw enough hockey fans to survive. How wrong they were. This weekend, the Everblades open their 17th season at Germain Arena hosting the South Carolina Stingrays Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 7 p.m. In the previous 16 seasons, the Everblades had drawn 3.3 million fans in nearly 600 regular season games with an average attendance of 6,036 per game in the 7,181-seat Germain Arena. The team has placed in the top three of ECHL attendance in 10 of their 16 seasons, ranking first overall five times. Florida also has led the post-season Kelly Cup Playoff attendance six times. And most importantly, the Everblades have advanced to post-season play in 15 of their 16 seasons winning the leaguetitle Kelly Cup in 2012 and earning a chapter in ECHL history by being the only team to advance to the Kelly Cup finals two years in a row 2004 and 2005. Youll unlikely find any doubters today on the popularity of hockey in Southwest Florida. Brush remains as president and general manager of the club, overseeing all aspects of the team and the arena. His ongoing, seasoned leadership is a major factor in the success of the Florida Everblades. When the puck drops Friday for the start of the 2014-15 season, Coach Greg Poss starts his fifth season behind the bench. He is only the fourth head coach in Everblades history. Just a few days ago, The ECHL expanded to 28 teams when the league board of governors approved the merger with the Central Hockey League adding seven teams, the Allen Americans, Brampton Beast, Missouri Mavericks, Quad City Mallards, Rapid City Rush, Tulsa Oilers and Wichita Thunder. These are some very good markets from the CHL, Brush said. It fills in the middle of the country void where we didnt have representation before. Because the merger was approved less than two weeks prior to league play, the seven new members will play mostly amongst themselves this season as both league schedules already had been completed. Two current ECHL teams, Las Vegas and Reno, are dormant dues-paying members with options to return for the 2015-16 season. Their addition would bring the ECHL to its maximum membership of 30, the same as the National Hockey League and the American Hockey League. Following the season-opening contest this weekend, the Everblades will host the Orlando Solar Bears next Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Germain. Florida split a pair of pre-season games with Orlando last weekend. In addition to South Carolina and Orlando, Greenville, Gwinnett and Florida comprise the ECHL South Division the same as last season. Volunteers Needed for CME Group Tour Championship The best women golfers in the world will compete November 18 to 23 at the Tiburon Golf Club in Naples and volunteers are still needed for the prestige seasonending event. Volunteering is a great way to experience the excitement firsthand from inside the ropes, said Gail Graham, tournament director. All volunteers receive a golf shirt, hat or visor, four daily tickets, free lunch, parking and tournament grounds access all week. The fee is $65. More information and sign-up forms are available at www.cmegrouptourchampionship.com or by calling 239-593-3900. Walk To End AlzheimersMarsha Needleman, her father Wilbert, and mother Mildred along with her caregiver, will be a visible part of the Walk To End Alzheimers on Saturday, October 25 in Fort Myers. Marsha receives comfort, strength and inspiration by raising money to find a cure for the devastating disease. We are not walking just for my mother but for all the families who have loved ones or who have lost loved ones with this despicable disease, she said. It is foremost on our minds to do as much financially and physically for caregivers and families. Wilbur Needleman, 93, and Mildred, 92, will be married 65 years in December. He served in World War II in Germany and France and moved to Fort Myers in 1952. It was about 11 years ago when they began to notice that Mildred had some memory and behavioral issues, but like others, they were in denial until about five years ago. Now my mother is just a shell. She has always been my best friend, said Marsha. I talk, make up stories, caress, and kiss her when I put her to bed at night, but I only receive jumbled chatter. When mother was diagnosed, we soon found our friends did not come around. That was devastating. But we soon found new friends. Marsha goes every day to Facebook, writing to encourage those with similar problems, and then she works her passion, raising money for end Alzheimers. Last year, Marsha raised over $5,000 for the Walk To End Alzheimers and plans to beat that amount this year. continued on page 24 Marsha and Mildred Needleman Our email address is email@example.com
21 THE RIVER OCTOBER 17, 2014 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My 8-year-old son has started saying that he cant do hard things. Hell say that when he has challenging homework or even a difficult chore at home. This is so upsetting to me. I want my son to be able to accept that some things are hard to do and to face them. How can I help him with this? Luis C., Cape Coral, Florida Luis, To want to avoid hard things is human nature but we all want strong and confident children so we must teach them to have this mindset. You can teach your son to develop inner strength as you help him move from avoidance to acceptance when he encounters a challenge. This is a process and takes time. Children will respond to the hard things in their lives in one of the following three ways: avoidance, acceptance, or anticipation according to social worker Annabella Hagen and provides the following ideas for parents to employ when their children are faced with a difficult task: Remember always to validate and acknowledge your childs feelings. Show support but do not overprotect. Allow your children to try their best. Provide minimal help, and let them take the lead. Do not threaten or bribe your children in order to get them to do something hard. These tactics only work temporarily. Remember that when your children believe they need you and you liberate them, their dependence on you becomes stronger each time. Take small steps to gradually step away from the rescuing you may tend to do. Tell your children that you have confidence in their ability. Another easy and important way to help children accept challenge is by telling stories from your own life. Write down the lessons youve learned from your own challenges and simplify them. Be ready to share those stories as needed. You are the most important role model in your sons life right now. What do you do when difficult situations happen in your life? What attitude do you display? Let your son know (within reason) if you are facing something challenging and talk about the coping skills you need to use to resolve the issue. Keep a positive attitude. Of course we dont want our children to be worried about their future but challenges are going to happen, and neither you nor your son should be surprised. When difficulties appear and you and your son can be ready for them by identifying them and discussing them. Find ways to celebrate the moments of struggle in your sons life. Help him understand that these moments of intense conflict are really the moments when he will be learning important life skills quickly. When children understand the benefits that come after challenges, they are more apt to accept them, and perhaps even to look forward to them. Children can enjoy and embrace the challenge of hard things when they know how to face them. Through experience and with support they will learn that when they accept challenging situations, they also will grow better and stronger and will appreciate the opportunity to test themselves. 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. Financial FocusHeed Message Of Save For Retirement Weekby Jennifer BaseyYou wont see it on the calendar, and it doesnt inspire any greeting cards, but National Save for Retirement Week is here again. The goal of this week is self-explanatory, but what does it mean to you? Are you vulnerable to the possibility of reaching retirement without sufficient financial resources? If so, how can you ease this risk? Lets look at the vulnerability issue first. How prepared youll be for retirement or at least how prepared you think youll be seems to depend, not surprisingly, on whether you are currently participating in a retirement plan such as a 401(k) or an IRA. Consider these statistics, taken from the Employee Benefit Research Institutes 2014 Retirement Confidence Survey: Nearly half of workers without a retirement plan were not at all confident about their financial security in retirement, compared with only about one in 10 with a plan. 36 percent of workers say they have less than $1,000 in savings and investments. Of this group, 73 percent said they and their spouse did not have a retirement plan, compared to just 11 percent of those with a plan. Clearly, it pays to contribute to your 401(k) or other employer-sponsored plan, such as a 403(b) or 457(b). And, even if you do have a 401(k) or similar plan, you may want to consider funding a Roth or traditional IRA. Besides contributing as much as you can afford to your retirement plans, what else can you do to help boost your retirement savings? For one thing, try to control your debts. Its not always easy, but try to consistently live within your means and make wise spending decisions. Every dollar you dont spend on debt payments could be going toward your retirement savings. While its essential that you save and invest for retirement, you cant forget other objectives you may have, such as helping pay for your childrens college education. Of course, if youre like the vast majority of people, you dont have unlimited resources so working toward two major financial goals at the same time can certainly be challenging. Nonetheless, a college education can still be a springboard to a successful career, so you may well feel that you should do everything within your power to help your kids through school. How can you balance the two important goals of investing for your retirement and for your childrens college expenses? Your best move may be to start saving for college just as soon as possible even when your children are quite young. By starting early, youll put time on your side, so you can put away smaller amounts each year than if you waited until the years right before your kids head off to school. Consider investing annually whatever amounts you can afford to a tax-advantaged college savings vehicle, such as a 529 plan. By investing as much as possible in your retirement plan, managing your debt load and balancing your retirement goals with other key objectives, youll be honoring the message of National Save for Retirement Week. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. From page 8Along The Rivereight Voodoo Nightmare inspired sculptures will be on display for a silent auction pro vided by the students of Cypress Lake High School. The organizers of the event, Pushing Daizies, Inc., are asking for a $5 donation upon entry. The public is encouraged to bring non-perishable food that will be donated to the Gladiolus Food Bank. The Lee Memorial Blood Center will have three bloodmobiles on site for zombies to donate blood and sign up to donate bone marrow. For more information, call 826-1994 or go to www.zombicon.com. To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732
THE RIVER OCTOBER 17, 2014 22 Regional Cancer Center To Hold Annual Bucks For Ducks FundraiserIts the duckiest way to honor your breast cancer hero. Throughout the month of October, the Bucks For Ducks program helps transform the reflection pond of the Regional Cancer Center into a bright, cheerful symbol of hope. Each donor to Bucks For Ducks is given their very own pink rubber ducky to adorn with a personal message or to name in honor of a loved one. The rubber duckies are $3 each or two for $5. Donations help to save lives by contributing to Lee Memorial Health Systems Breast Health Centers mammography fund to assist less fortunate patients with breast cancer detection. The adorable duckies are placed in the Regional Cancer Centers reflection pond, where the jovial flock gathers throughout Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Breast Health Center staff is more than happy to place a duck in the reflection pond for donors who are unable to come to the following donation sites: Regional Cancer Center, 8931 Colonial Center Drive, Suite 200, Fort Myers Sanctuary Breast Center, 8960 Colonial Center Drive, Fort Myers HealthPark Commons Breast Center, 16281 Bass Road, Suite 204, Fort Myers Cape Coral Hospital Breast Center, 636 Del Prado Blvd., Cape Coral A memorial and blessing of the ducks will take place at the pond on Thursday, October 30 at noon. All are welcome to attend. For more information, or to make a donation, contact Diana Hammock at 3439452. Bucks For Ducks is held every October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Bucks For Ducks released into the reflection pond 4th Annual Path To Wellness 5K RunRegistration is now open for walkers and runners to participate in the 4th annual Path To Wellness 5K Run/Walk planned for Saturday, November 8 at the Fort Myers campus of Florida SouthWestern State College. The event will benefit SalusCare, the regions leading provider for treatment of mental health and substance use disorders for children and adults, which plans to use the proceeds to provide treatment for individuals who cannot otherwise afford care. More than 300 people are expected to turn out for the race, which begins at 8:30 a.m., rain or shine. Race results and timing provided by 3D Racing, Inc. of Cape Coral. Registration is $20 for walkers and $25 for runners and may be made online at www.active.com through November 7. Same-day registration is available at Florida SouthWestern State College for an additional $5. T-shirts are guaranteed to the first 200 registrants. Awards will be given to the top three finishers in each age division for both males and females. Major sponsors of the Path To Wellness are Barracuda, FOCUS Magazine of Southwest Florida, Fort Myers Police Department, Goldberg, Racila, DAlessandro & Noone, LLC, LeeSar and Susan Bennett Marketing & Media. Other corporate sponsors are Genoa Healthcare, Lee County Homeless Coalition, Lee County Sheriffs Department, Lee Memorial Health System and the Norton Miller Group at Morgan Stanley, with individual support from Sue Ackert, Marshall Bower, Esq., Dena Geraghty, Dr. Madelyn Isaacs, Ed Kleinow and Geoffrey and Robbie Roepstorff. Food sponsors are Gordon Food Service, Palm Printing/Printers Ink and Sanibel Moorings Condominium Association. For more information about Path To Wellness, contact Todd Cordisco, SalusCare vice president of development and public relations, at 791-1575 or email@example.com. Jennifer Fagan, left, of Estero accepts the award from SalusCare CEO Kevin B. Lewis as the top female finisher in the 3rd annual Path To Wellness 5K Run/Walk in 2013 John Halas of Fort Myers crosses the finish line as the winner of the 3rd annual Path To Wellness 5K Run/Walk in 2013 Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
23 THE RIVER OCTOBER 17, 2014 LARC Members Tour Tarpon BayOn October 13, 18 members of LARC were treated to a visit to the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. LARC, Inc. promotes and provides opportunities in the communities for Lee County residents with developmental disabilities to achieve independent and responsible lifestyles. LARC provides a few field trips throughout the year, but this is the fifth year weve come to Ding Darling and Tarpon Bay and the LARC members absolutely love it, said event organizer Tom Hoover. The visit consisted of three parts. Tarpon Bay Explorers, the concession to the refuge, first provided a tram tour along Wildlife Drive led by seasoned naturalists Steve and Donna Yetsko. The mullet were jumping, the raccoons were climbing and the members were inquisitive. They were a great group, said Donna Yetsko. After the tram ride, the members and volunteers were brought back to Tarpon Bay for a waterfront lunch. Hot dogs and chips were provided by George & Wendys Seafood Grille, while watermelon and ice cream was supplied by Baileys General Store. Intermittently, members were also taken to the aquarium Touch Tank to discuss the wide variety of marine life that lives on the bottom of the Tarpon Bay estuary. They were very excited to see sea horses, sea stars, lightning whelks and horseshoe crabs up close and personal. After stomachs were full and faces were smiling, the members lined up to board the cruise ship, Explorer III, to explore the calm waters of Tarpon Bay and continue to learn about the ecology of the mangrove estuary. The manatee gods were with us today, explained Steve Yetsko. A few manatees were showing off by the mouth of the bay and the members were thrilled. The group was hootin and hollerin when they got back to the dock, said Wendy Schnapp, owner and manager of Tarpon Bay Explorers. LARC members, staff and Tarpon Bay employees are already looking forward to creating exciting new memories again next year. George Schnapp, Wendy Erler-Schnapp and Tom Hoover dish out hot dogs and chips to LARC members and staff LARC members, staff and the Yetskos prepare to leave Tarpon Bays harbor on Explorer III LARC members listen intently before taking off for the tram ride down Wildlife Drive Tarpon Bay Explorers naturalist Steve Yetsko teaches LARC members about live shells that make their home in Tarpon Bay 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
THE RIVER OCTOBER 17, 2014 24 deaRPharmacistVitamin D Testing Should Be More Thoroughby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: Vitamin D is good for more than preventing Rickets. It helps at this time of year for depression and immune function. When physicians talk about vitamin D deficiency, they are invariably talking about low levels of an inactive compound called hydroxyvitamin D 25 or (OH) Vitamin D3 as doctors write it. But theres another 1,25 form which is biologically active. Our kidney has the lovely task of converting D from inactive 25 form, to the active 1,25 form, and magnesium is necessary for that conversion. Kidney compromise means suppressed D activity and reduced 1,25 levels. As much as I love vitamin D, toxicity can occur if you take too much D which triggers low magnesium and high calcium. The picture of this includes heart palpitations, nausea, constipation, kidney stones, memory loss, softening of bones, hyperparathyroidism and body aches. Today, Ill teach you about vitamin D testing. Most physicians measure your blood levels of vitamin D 25 (the inactive form). This type of D grabs hold of your vitamin D receptor (VDR) and renders it inactive. Darn! Now the cell cant grab on to the 1,25 form of D which is what you want! I dont advise you supplement based upon low 25 D levels (seen on lab tests) because that is only half the picture. Take one blood test but ask your doctor to evaluate two biomarkers: 1,25 (OH) Vitamin D3: Active 25 (OH) Vitamin D3: Inactive This ratio should be less than 2 to 1. Ratios above 2 to 1 may be associated with infectious pathogens and high proinflammatory cytokines. You would think a high amount of the 1,25 form is desirable but its not. It could spell parathyroid disease, sarcoidosis, rheumatoid, fibromyalgia, Lyme and many other infections. On the other hand, low levels of 1,25 (active) D can occur with kidney disease since the kidneys are unable to activate the 25 form to 1,25. Hitting the nail on the head is important to your health. Example: Your lab reveals a level of ,25 D of 60, and a D level of 20. Hopefully, the units are the same. The ratio of 60 to 20 equals 3. Since the ratio of 3 to 1 is greater than 2 to 1, you dont need to supplement. If your ratio was 2 to 1 (or less) thats great. It might be OK to supplement but only to a point, because you dont want the total 1,25 D to get above 75 (considered the upper range by many health experts). Personally, I wouldnt supplement based solely upon low levels of the 25 D. Its inactive. Its what you see on your labs. The reason is because your active 1,25 levels might be fine, or even high. And just because you supplement doesnt necessarily mean you activate that D either. I think you should get the full picture and evaluate both forms of D. Its scary that over 100 drugs impact your D and calcium levels. All that information is in my Drug Muggers book. This information is not intended to treat, cure or diagnose your condition. Suzy Cohen is the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and is a registered pharmacist. To contact her, visit www. SuzyCohen.com. From page 20Walk To End AlzheimersI ask everybody for money. I go to businesses, ask my friends and even the patients in the dental office where I work, said Marsha. Raising this money comes from my heart and soul. The Alzheimers Association Walk To End Alzheimers is the nations largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimers care, support and research. Participants will complete a two-mile walk and will learn about Alzheimers disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical trial enrollment, and support programs and services. The walk will be held on Saturday, October 25 at Centennial Park, 2000 W. First Street in Fort Myers. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m. For more information, contact Kate Hood at 405-7008 or firstname.lastname@example.org To learn more about Walk To End Alzheimers or join a team, go to www. alz.org/walk. Fundraiser For FGCU Athletics ProgramsFlorida Gulf Coast University invites members of the public to attend Night at the Nest, a fundraising dinner on Friday, December 5 from 6 to 11 p.m. inside Alico Arena. The evening will feature dinner served by FGCU student-athletes, and a live and silent auction. Now in its fourth year, Night at the Nest benefits FGCU athletics. Proceeds from the 2013 event helped fully fund three additional sports and increased the recruiting and operating budgets for all 15 programs. Tables are limited and are available for $1,500. Reservations are required. Contact Allison Bass at email@example.com or call 590-7107. Alico Arena is at 10501 FGCU Boulevard in South Fort Myers. 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, It is genetic. My grandmother was fat, my mother and daughter are fat, and now my new doctor says I have to lose 75 pounds. My old doctor never said that I was fat, but this new young doctor says I may be a diabetic or have a thyroid problem. My husband and I love our eats and we dont want to be on some stupid diet. We love the all-you-can-eat restaurants and dont want to give up anything. Do you know of a pill I could take so I wont have to change my life? Effie Dear Effie, Genetics can sometimes be involved, but more frequently weight gain is because we eat too much for the energy we need and the extra is stored as fat. Your family may need some food counseling in food choices. Maybe you all eat the same kind of food that increases your caloric intake too much so you all gain weight. It has been documented that families can do this. The threat of diabetes and the possible medical problems that may develop would make me think twice about continuing your lifestyle. But that is between you and your doctor. Lizzie Dear Effie, The choice is yours: introduce healthy habits into your routine and stay as healthy as you can or dont, very simple. If you do not, you can most likely look forward to increased doctor appointments, increased restrictions of your diet and activity, increased dependence on adult children, increased financial expense, paying for the additional doctors, medicines and supplies. The choice is yours. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Doctor and DietitianThe PainCortisol-Insomnia Connectionby Ross Hauser, MD and Marion Hauser, MS, RDMost of us have suffered from a bad nights sleep because of pain. Pain alerts the body that something is wrong. This causes cortisol, a stress hormone, to be released which causes you to be awake. In order to restore your health in this scenario, the pain needs to be cured, allowing the body to stop producing cortisol so that you can sleep. The body senses pain via the nervous system. Nervous system activation occurs when the body is injured. Initially, the body tries to heal the injury by sending immune cells to the injured area to repair it, much like workers show up a job site. Taking anti-inflammatory medications after an injury will actually inhibit this repair that they body is trying to accomplish naturally. A better approach is to use supplements and nutrients which speed up healing such as proteolytic enzymes, curcumin, fish oils, fo-ti root, schizandra berry and rhodiola extract. Movement, not rest, is what heals injured soft tissues. Think an animal that falls from a tree. It does not take anti-inflammatories or corticosteroid shots (Obviously!). They limp along (move) and eat nutritious foods and in a few days are back running around. Movement heals. Resting halts healing. If pain persists after three months, it is considered chronic and the likelihood it will resolve on its own without intervention is doubtful. Degeneration in the tissue and joint itself is the inevitable consequence if tissue health is not restored. We will address how to stimulate the body to repair itself in our next column. As always, please let us know if you any questions you would like us to answer. 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.
PUZZLE ANSWERS 1. GAMES: How many squares are on a chess board? 2. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What is the common name for sodium bicarbonate? 3. MEDICAL: What does the acronym stand for in the term CAT scan? 4. MUSIC: What nationality was Chopin? 5. GEOGRAPHY: The Dolomites mountain chain is located in what country? 6. HISTORY: Which U.S. state was the last to secede in the Civil War and the first to be readmitted to the union? 7. PHOBIAS: What fear is represented by the condition called astrophobia? 8. LANGUAGE: What are bangers in British slang? 9. ANIMAL KINGDOM: What is a group of rhinoceroses called? 10. TELEVISION: What were the names of the two main characters in the Gilmore Girls? TRIVIA TEST 1. 64 2. Baking soda 3. Computerized Axial Tomography 4. Polish 5. Italy 6. Tennessee 7. A fear of outer space 8. Sausages 9. A crash 10. Lorelai and Rory Gilmore ANSWERSDID YOU KNOW25 THE RIVER OCTOBER 17, 2014 My Stars FOR WEEK OF OCTOBER 20, 2014ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You could be caught in a torrent of advice from wellmeaning friends and colleagues this week. But remember, Lamb, you are at your best when you are your own inimitable self. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Expect strong efforts to get you to accept things as they are and not question them. But ignore all that and continue your inquiries until youre sure you have all the answers you need. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Heavier than usual family and workplace duties compete for your time this week. Try to strike a balance so that youre not overwhelmed by either. Pressures ease by weeks end. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Its a good time for the Moon Child to show off your uniquely inspired approach to the culinary skills -especially if theyre directed toward impressing someone special. LEO (July 23 to August 22) You might be happy about the re-emergence of a longdeferred deal. But dont pounce on it quite yet. Time can change things. Be sure the values you looked for before are still there. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Try to rein in your super-critical attitude, even if things arent being done quite as you would prefer. Remember: What you say now could create an awkward situation later on. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Although you can expect on-the-job cooperation from most of your colleagues this week, some people might insist on knowing more about your plans before they can accept them. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Creating another way to do things is commendable. But you could find some resistance this week from folks who would rather stick with the tried-and-true than try something new. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) You usually can keep your aim focused on your goal. But you might need to make adjustments to cope with unsteadiness factors that could arise over the course of the week. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) News arrives about a projected move. Be prepared to deal with a series of possible shifts, including starting and finishing times, and how much the budget will actually cover. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A new relationship needs time to develop. Let things flow naturally. It could be a different story with a workplace situation, which might require faster and more focused attention. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Accept a compliment without trying to troll for any hidden reason beyond what was said. After all, dont you deserve to be praised every now and then? Of course you do. BORN THIS WEEK: You like to weigh all possibilities before making a decision. You would be a fine judge, or even be a star in a jury room. On Oct. 26, 1776, a month after being named a diplomatic agent, Benjamin Franklin sets sail from Philadelphia for France, where he was to negotiate and secure a formal alliance and treaty. While Franklins personal achievements were celebrated and feted in Paris, his treaty success was slow. The treaty wasnt signed until 1778. On Oct. 25, 1881, Pablo Picasso, one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, is born in Spain. Picassos body of work comprises more than 50,000 paintings, drawings, engravings, sculptures and ceramics produced over 80 years until his death in 1973 at age 91. On Oct. 22, 1934, Charles Pretty Boy Floyd is shot and killed by FBI agents in a cornfield in East Liverpool, Ohio. Floyd, who had been a hotly pursued fugitive for four years, used his last breath to proclaim his innocence. On Oct. 20, 1947, the House Un-American Activities Committee of the U.S. Congress opens its investigation into communist infiltration of the American movie industry. Many Hollywood actors saw their careers destroyed over false allegations or when they protested having their political loyalties questioned. On Oct. 24, 1958, mystery writer Raymond Chandler starts working on his last novel, The Poodle Springs Story, but he would die before completing it. Chandler published only seven novels, among them his first novel, The Big Sleep, in 1939 and The Long Goodbye in 1953. On Oct. 21, 1967, some 100,000 antiwar demonstrators march on the Pentagon, headquarters of the U.S. military. Violence erupted when the protesters clashed with soldiers and U.S. marshals protecting the building. By the time order was restored, 683 people had been arrested. On Oct. 23, 1983, a suicide bomber drives a truck filled with 2,000 pounds of explosives into a U.S. Marine Corps barracks at the Beirut International Airport. The explosion killed 220 Marines, 18 sailors and three soldiers. Four months after the bombing, American forces left Lebanon without retaliating. It was President John F. Kennedy who defined happiness as the full use of your powers along lines of excellence. Any novelty seeker planning a trip to Japan ought to include a trip to the town of Susami, home to the worlds deepest underwater postbox. A scuba diver who would like to send a unique message should head to the local dive shop and buy a special water-resistant postcard, then use an oilbased marker to write the message. On a dive off the towns coast, the diver can head down 30 feet to deposit the mail in a red postbox, which is checked every few days by a dive-shop employee. All the postcards are then taken to the local post office and sent on to the recipients. Considering the ever-increasing cost of postage, you might be surprised to learn that the U.S. Postal Service was free until 1863. Milton Hershey, creator of the iconic Hershey Bar and founder of the Pennsylvania company town that bears his name, grew up in a Mennonite family, working on the family farm. He had no formal schooling past the fourth grade. He served as an apprentice to a candy maker, then started his own confectionery. It failed. His second attempt also was a failure. His third attempt in the candy business was such a success that he sold the company for a large profit in 1900. He immediately used the proceeds from that sale to come up with his own formula for milk chocolate and create the Hershey Company. Those who study such things say that 20 percent of American men have spent at least one night in jail. The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work. -Pablo Picasso THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY SPORTS QUIZ 1. Who was the first player to appear in a World Series for three different teams? 2. Name the player to lead the National League in stolen bases the most seasons. 3. In 2013, Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday set an NCAA FBS record for most pass attempts in a game. How many was it? 4. Carmelo Anthony set a New York Knicks record in 2014 for most points in a game (62). Who had held the team mark? 5. Who holds the Michigan State Spartans record for most career shutouts by a hockey goalie? 6. Name the last woman driver before Susie Wolff in 2014 to take part in a Formula One race weekend. 7. When was the last time before 2014 that neither of tennis Williams sisters played a singles match during the second week of Wimbledon? ANSWERS 1. Andy Pafko, with the Chicago Cubs (1945), Brooklyn Dodgers () and Milwaukee Braves (, ). 2. Max Carey led the N.L. in steals in 10 different seasons. 3. He had 89 pass attempts against Oregon. 4. Bernard King tallied 60 points in a game in 1984. 5. Ryan Miller recorded 26 shutouts between 1999 and 2002. 6. Giovanna Amati, in 1992. 7. It was 2006.
PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email email@example.com THE RIVER OCTOBER 17, 201426 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 CO N S TRU C TI O N/REM O DELIN G COSMETICS MAGGIE BUTCHER 904 Lindgren Blvd. Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Ph: 239-395-0978 / 317-509-6014 firstname.lastname@example.org Products: www.marykay.com/mbutcher Career information available Gift ideas available ALWAYS A GIFT WITH PURCHASE! Florida Stone Crab Claws with Key Lime Mustard Dipping Sauce 3 pounds stone crab claws, medium sized 1 cup low-fat mayonnaise 5 tablespoons Dijon style mustard 4 key limes (or two regular limes), juiced Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste Crack claws using a wooden hammer or a seafood cracker; remove shell and movable pincer leaving meat attached to the remaining pincer. Set aside and keep refrigerated until use. In a small bowl combine the mayo, mustard and lime juice. Taste the mustard sauce and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Serve stone crab claws with the mustard sauce. Florida Stone Crab Claws with Key Lime Mustard Dipping Sauce Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
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REAL ESTATETHE RIVER OCTOBER 17, 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 RENTALFREE VACATION RENTAL ADVERTISING! Over 300 rentals to choose from!NS 9/5 CC TFN LIGHTHOUSE 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 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 email@example.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 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 WANTEDTO PLACE A CLASSIFIED LOG ONTO:IslandSunNews.comCLICK ON PLACE CLASSIFIED NEAR BEACH3 Bedroom 1.5 bath Near beach, Quiet, large property. Will rent to 1 or 2 adults, pets ok. 3 months or more rental. 239.472.3334NS 10/17 CC 11/07 SEASONAL RENTAL SERVICES OFFEREDLUIZ HOME CARE SERVICESHouse Watch, House Cleaning, Laundry, Ironing, Organizing, Transportation. Miriam or Vera firstname.lastname@example.org 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 AMERICAN RESCREENINGPool cages and Lanais. No see-um screen or standard. Quality materials and workmanship.We clean em and rescreen em.. Buy American, Hire American Call Bill at 239-841-9714 for a free estimate. NS 10/17 CC 11/7 HOUSE, PET SITTINGHOUSE and/or PET sitting in your home any days until 9pm of Nov 28th by resident retired couple (own over 20 years in Sanibel). Take a Vacation! majic jack: 954-338-1044NS 10/17 CC 10/17 RE/MAX OF THE ISLANDSPutting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace www.remax-oftheislands.com 239-472-2311 RS 1/4 BM TFN ANNUAL RENTALS AVAILABLE IN PARADISECondo in Captains Walk on the historic east end of the island. Quiet neighborhood, canal-front. 2 bedroom, 1 bath $1,500/ month. Please call Bridgit @ 239-728-1920NS 10/17 CC TFN DEBBIE DOES...* Residential Cleaning Home WatchingJESSE DOES...* Power Washing Interior Painting Call Debbie or Jesse 239-470-2294RS 10/17 CC 10/24
To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732 Shore Fishing:Don't Harm The Fishby Capt. Matt Mitchell Landing a big sh from the beach can be hard on the sh. Dragging a sh up onto the sand if youre going to release it is not an option as it usually damages or kills the sh. Hold the sh in the water while you unhook it if youre going to release it. The less you can touch a sh before release the better for the sh. If you want a picture with the sh, support it as you lift it out of the water and do it quickly. Before releasing, revive the sh while holding it in the water; moving it slowly back and forth so water goes over its gills. The sh will let you know when its ready to swim off. Florida just recently changed the regulations on shing from shore. Florida residents as well as out of state visitors need a shing license to sh from shore. 29 THE RIVER OCTOBER 17, 2014 CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS HELP WANTEDHELP 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: email@example.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 VOLUNTEERS 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 HELP WANTEDVOLUNTEERS 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. firstname.lastname@example.org NS 10/3 CC 10/31 COMPASSIONATE CAREGIVERS NEEDED!Season is here and we need Angels! Visiting Angels is looking for compassionate caregivers (CNA, HHA and Companions) for in-home care. Full and part time positions available. Please call 239-561-7600 NS 9/26 CC 12/26 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 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 GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION SUNDAY ONLY OCT. 19, 8AM-3PM HUGE MOVING SALE!Includes heavy duty ladders, large driftwood pieces, plants, 8xmas tree, Cuisinart and other kitchen items, modern corner desk with le cabs, furniture & much more! 2569 Coconut Drive, SanibelNS 10/17 CC 10/17 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 10/17 CC 10/17
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 17, 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: email@example.com Hello, our names are Rica and Rico. We are a 9-yearold spayed female brown lab mix (Rica) and 9-year-old neutered male black lab mix (Rico). Here are a couple of Sweet Seniors. This adorable pair came in together. Older dogs often make the most loyal and appreciative pets, and these two are no exception. All they want is a forever home where they can live out their golden years and be devoted companions to a special family. Please consider making them a part of your family. The adoption fee is $25 for senior pets. 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. Rica ID# 597477 Rico ID# 597478
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