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FREETake Me Home VOL. 13, NO. 42 OCTOBER 24, 2014From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Rotary Clubs Italian Fest Is This Sunday At The AllianceIf you are looking for great food, entertainment and community fun, attend the Rotary Club of Fort Myers Italian Fest on October 26 at the Alliance for the Arts, presented by Honc Industries and Progressive Builders, Inc. Italian Fest features culinary delights from A Touch of Italy, LaMottas Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria, Marios Meat Market, McGregor Pizza, University Grill, and ice cream from Queenies Ice Cream. Area restaurants will be dishing up a fine menu of Italian food at affordable prices for the benefit of the Fort Myers Rotary Club Foundation continued on page 9 Crowds gather for great food and entertainment at Italian Fest Tickets On Sale For Billy Dean Concert At The Heights CenterGeneral admission and individual VIP tickets are now available for Grammy Award-winner and country music legend Billy Dean, who will perform an intimate concert at The Heights Center in Fort Myers on Saturday, October 25 continued on page 4 Country music legend Billy Dean will perform at The Heights Center on Saturday Black Maria Film Festival BeginsThe Thomas Edison Black Maria Film Festival returns to the Edison & Ford Winter Estates on Friday, October 24 outdoors on the river side lawn of the Ford Estate and Florida SouthWestern State College, Thomas Edison (Lee) campus, Richard H. Rush Library and Auditorium on Saturday, October 25 for an eighth season. The Black Maria Film Festival is an international, award-winning festival that has toured the nation for 33 years and is hosted by museums and colleges throughout the country showcasing independent and experimental film and video. The films include a variety of contemporary works drawn from the annual juried selection of award winning films and videos. The Black Maria is recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as an Academy Awards qualifying festival for short films. Tickets are on sale now at Edison Ford. Cost for October 24, Edison Ford members $10, FSW students $8, non-members $15; October 25, FSW students free, general public $15; $25 for both nights. To make reservations, call 334-7419. For more information, visit www.edisonfordwinterestates.org, www.fsw.edu or www.blackmariafilmfestival.org.continued on page 9 The Edison & Ford Winter Estates will again host the Black Maria Film Festival Clothesline Quilt Show At Edison FordOn Saturday, October 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Edison & Ford Winter Estates will host the outdoor exhibit, the annual Clothesline Quilt Show, dubbed Airing of the Quilts. The show includes both handmade contemporary quilts as well as historic quilts from the collections of Edison Ford. The quilt show is included in the regular admission into Edison Ford. A separate ticket price is available for $5 and is free to Edison Ford members and members of the Southwest Florida Quilters Guild. To add to the nostalgia of the outdoor quilt show, there will be antique cars oncontinued on page 4 Clothesline Quilt Show at Edison Ford will be held on October 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


THE RIVER OCTOBER 24, 20142 Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now: S&Ls First Little Homeby Gerri Reaves, PhDIn July 1949, the citys first savings and loan (S&L) moved into its first permanent home after 15 years of doing business in rented quarters. That one-story building still stands on First Street at Vivas Court, approximately in the southwest corner of the former grounds of the Royal Palm Hotel, which was demolished in 1948. The buildings Moderne, or Art Deco, architectural features are highlighted in the circa-1949 photo. Note the eyebrow window overhangs, clean lines, and stark white planes designed to create shadow-play in the subtropical sun. Also notable are the limestone-framed entrance and the decorative window above it. First Federal Savings & Loan Association of Fort Myers had been founded during the Great Depression in May 1934 and was granted a federal charter the following June. Its mission was to help people save and invest and to finance homes. Savings and loan was a fairly new term in that era. The concept derived from financial organizations called thrifts. Rooted in the English building-and-loan movement, thrifts were designed to economically empower the working class. Among the founders were people who had helped to transform early twentiethcentury Fort Myers from a pioneer town to an up-and-coming city, some of them with backgrounds in the banking industry: JR Bynum; HC Case; RA Henderson, Jr.; Fred Hubbard; AL Kinzie; DW Lambe; Hugh Mauck; WH Reynolds; AR Stansifer; Vernon G. Widerquist; and Harry J. Wood. In 1935, the new S&L was located in a storefront space on First Street in the Heitman-Evans Co. Hardware building on the northwest corner at Hendry. One of its first ad campaigns offered $1,000 home-improvement loans to be repaid at $10 per month. It closed the first year of operation with modest total assets of $19,066. First Federal came through the Great Depression and thrived, which is more than be said for some other local banks that went under. In 1945, the S&L moved to a bigger office on Broadway in the Colquitt Building. In 1956, it built a much larger second permanent home on the southeast corner of Main and Broadway on land that is now a parking lot. In 1978, the institution constructed yet another much bigger building commonly called the silo facing Second Street between Broadway and Hendry. Today, the silo is the Lee County Administrative Annex East. When First Federal celebrated its 50th anniversary in 1984, it had grown to 16 offices in Lee County and one each in Collier and Sarasota counties. Now First Federal Savings & Loan of Fort Myers is history, after several mergers and name changes years ago. As for that first permanent home pictured here, it housed the Beneficial Finance Company for many years after First Federal vacated it, and more recently, it has been a law office. Today, the entrance looks very much as it did on opening day, with the overhang and decorative window panel remaining. However, the front windows eyebrow overhang has been removed, the side windows sealed off, and roof-level metal siding added. The iconic Moderne sun-drenched white has been replaced with a duller Tuscan color more in line with downtowns Mediterranean Revivalist style.continued on page 24 The River Weekly News will correct factual errors or matters of emphasis and interpretation that appear in news stories. Readers with news, tips, comments or questions, please call (239) 415-7732 or write to: The River Weekly News, 1609 Hendry Street, Suite 15, Fort Myers, FL 33901. Fax number: (239) 415-7702. E-mail: press@riverweekly.com. The River Weekly News reserves the right to refuse, alter or edit any editorial or advertisement.Independently Owned And Operated COPYRIGHT 2014 The River Weekly News LORKEN Publications, Inc.Co-Publishers Lorin Arundel and Ken Rasi Advertising Sales Isabel Rasi George Beleslin Office Coordinator Patricia MolloyGraphic Arts/ProductionAnn Ziehl Kristy See Rachel Atkins Photographer Michael Heider Writers Gerri Reaves, Ph D Anne Mitchell Jeff Lysiak PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER Contributing Writers Read Us Online: www.IslandSunNews.com Click on The River Jennifer Basey Kimberley Berisford Suzy Cohen Justen Dobbs Ed Frank Max Friedersdorf Priscilla Friedersdorf Jim George Shelley Greggs Tom Hall Dr. Dave Hepburn Audrey Krienen Capt. Matt Mitchell Patricia Molloy Di Saggau A law office now occupies the former First Federal. The high-rises on the skyline reflect how downtown has grown up around the little S&L. photo by Gerri Reaves In July 1949, First Federal Savings and Loan moved into this building at First Street and Vivas Court, its first permanent home courtesy of the Southwest Florida Museum of History


3 THE RIVER OCTOBER 24, 2014 Fort Myers Public Art: Member Exhibit At The Allianceby Tom HallFor its November exhibit, the Alliance for the Arts has asked its member artists to each submit two small works priced at $200 or less. This 100 Under $200 exhibit is a non-traditional art show. The gallery walls will be filled to the brim, and all sales will be cash and carry, meaning purchasers will get to take the piece with them when they buy it, instead of waiting until the end of the exhibit. The opening reception is Friday, November 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. Save Room For Dessert will provide cupcakes for the opening reception. The exhibit runs through November 29. Current Alliance members are asked to drop off their artworks on Monday, November 3 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Individual artist memberships are $50 and good for one year. Family memberships are $75. You can learn more or become a member online at www.ArtInLee.org or by calling 939-2787. Fort Myers abstract painter Lia Galletti will be featured in the Member Gallery. The Alliance for the Arts is the state designated Local Arts Agency for Lee County. The Alliance campus and galleries are open to the public from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. The Alliance is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers An arts advocate, Tom Hall guides weekly walking tours of the River Districts public art collection in Fort Myers. For more information, go to www.truetours.net. Fort Myers Chamber Seeking Speakers The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting applications to participate in the chambers Speakers Bureau. As a participant, you will be asked to share your industry specific knowledge, professional experience, business philosophy as well as your successes and challenges at various chamber events. These events would include the Lunch & Learn series, Educational Seminar Webinar series, general membership luncheons, Women In Business events, Business Building Symposium and/or chamber blog contributor. Participation on the speakers bureau does not guarantee you a speaking opportunity at a chamber event, but all continued on page 15 Fort Myers abstract painter Lia Galletti will be featured in the Member Gallery 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


THE RIVER OCTOBER 24, 2014 4 Annual Festival Of Trees To Be Held At The Davis Art CenterLocal television personality Stacey Adams and auctioneer Mike Joyce will co-host this years Tux & Trees Gala on Saturday, December 6, appearing together for the third year in a row. Adams anchors WINKs Live at 10 and 11 p.m. She is involved with many causes around Southwest Florida and has won numerous awards, including one for her special on breast cancer legislation. Joyce is the owner of Gulfcoast Coin & Jewelry, an exchange that has been in Southwest Florida since 1975. They are located in Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Cape Coral and Naples. We are thrilled that Stacey and Mike are returning to the festival, said Goodwills Madison Mitchell. They bring a special energy to the event. The Tux & Trees Gala is a component of the Festival of Trees, a holiday showcase of beautifully decorated trees and holiday wreaths at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in the Fort Myers River District. The showcase is open to the public for holiday viewing from December 3 through December 7. Another Festival of Trees special event is the Family Fun Day on Sunday, December 7. The event will feature indoor and outdoor activities including musical performances, arts and crafts, and brunch with Santa. For more information, visit www.tuxandtrees.com. The Festival of Trees and the Tux & Trees Gala are the signature fundraising events of The Southwest Florida Goodwill Foundation, which supports programs and services for people with disabilities and disadvantages in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades Counties. Stacey Adams with Mike and Denise Joyce From page 1Tickets On Sale For Billy Dean Concert At The Heights Centerto benefit at-risk kids in the Harlem Heights neighborhood. The event is sponsored by local philanthropists Cheryl and Dave Copham. Proceeds will benefit The Heights Foundation and fund educational, arts and enrichment programs at The Heights Center. Grammy Award-winner Billy Dean is a friend, a star, a gifted songwriter and performer and probably the nicest person we will ever meet, said Dave Copham. This is world class entertainment for a great cause that is not to be missed. Deans insightful songwriting, clear and distinctive voice and masterful instrumental gifts have earned him accolades from many awards academies and countless devoted fans. He has sold more than four million albums with 11 top 10 singles and five number one hits. He has recorded eight studio albums since 1990, of which four have been certified gold. His biggest hits include Only Here For A Little While, Somewhere In My Broken Heart, You Dont Count The Cost, Only The Wind, Billy The Kid, Its What I Do, Buy Me A Rose, and Let Them Be Little. General admission tickets are $150 per person. Individual VIP tickets that include admission to a VIP pre-party and meet and greet with Dean as well as premium concert seating, are $625. The VIP meet and greet will take place from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. General admission doors will open at 7 p.m. and Dean will perform from 7:30 until 9:30 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to www.heightsfoundation.org/ billydean or contact Laurie Stanley at 482-7706 or lauries@heightsfoundation.org. 1628 Periwinkle Way 472-2893 Heart of the Islands, SanibelOpen Monday-Saturday 10am www.threecraftyladies.com ay-Saturday 10a m e craftyladies.co m Tropical Fabrics Tropical Fabrics Novelty Yarn Novelty Yarn Quilting Quilting Notions Notions Beads Beads Scrapbook Papers Scrapbook Papers Childrens Crafts Childrens Crafts Art Supplies Art Supplies Shell Crafts Shell Crafts Gifts Gifts Find us on Ask about our Sewing Machine Rental Program! Ask about our Sewing Machine Rental Program! STOP IN ON THURSDAYS FOR OUR MAKEITANDTAKEIT BEAD BRACELET ACTIVITY! STOP IN ON THURSDAYS FOR OUR MAKEITANDTAKEIT BEAD BRACELET ACTIVITY! Chinese & Japanese Cuisine Downtown Fort Myers (Post Oce Arcade Next to Hotel Indigo) 1520 Broadway For Takeout & Delivery Tel: 334-6991 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEKMon-urs 11am 10pm Fri-Sat 11am 11pm Sun 12pm 9pm www. ichiban-sushi-chinese.com From page 1Clothesline Quilt Show At Estatesdisplay. Both the Edisons and the Fords will be on hand to greet visitors. Historically, an airing or display of the quilts was an ordinary part of life when blankets and textiles were moved outdoors and freshened up before the cold winter months. Edison Ford has been fortunate to not only assemble a small collection of historic quilts but also to engage the members of the Southwest Florida Quilters Guild, who will join in by airing and exhibiting their collection of handmade contemporary, traditional and historical quilts. Members of the Guild will be on hand to discuss techniques and care. The basis for the quilt exhibit at Edison Ford follows the interest of the Ford family in the early 1900s as they collected quilts and other historical objects. Their interest grew so large that they created Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan, a museum complex established in 1929. The collecting extended from household objects and crafts to many important American buildings, among them the original 1886 Edison Laboratory from the grounds of the Edison estate in Fort Myers. Henry Ford and his wife, Clara, collected, celebrated and displayed what industry created but also what ordinary folks had designed, produced and used during the previous two centuries. In their efforts, they created a museum complex on a massive scale. Along with the wagons, buildings, machines and other examples of American life, they included quilts. There was little question that quilts, often assembled from modest fabric scraps epitomized the resourcefulness of American women that the Fords so admired. In the event of rain, contact the Edison Ford Museum office at 334-7419. For additional information, visit www.edisonfordwinterestates.org. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


5 THE RIVER OCTOBER 24, 2014 Rotary Club 26th Annual All-Star Classic Coming In DecemberRotary Club of Fort Myers South will host the 26th annual Rotary South AllStar Classic December 8 to 10. The three-day event kicks off at 6 p.m. on Monday, December 8 at Harborside Event Center with the recognition and awards banquet honoring Lee Countys top senior football players and cheerleaders. On Tuesday, December 9, area youth, ages 6 to 14, are invited to a free Miami Dolphins Youth Football Clinic, which will be held at Fort Myers High School. On Wednesday, December 10, the popular football game between North and South high school all-star players will take place at Fort Myers High Schools Sam Sirianni Field in Edison Stadium. The annual All-Star Classic football game showcases the best senior players from across Lee Countys public and private high school football teams. Participating players and cheerleaders are nominated by their head coaches, and become eligible to receive recognition as an MVP or scholar-athlete. The players come together on teams, competing against each other as North vs. South, representing one of the final challenges these players will face in their high school football careers.. Each of the football players and cheerleaders are presented with a customized commemorative ring or charm. Sanibel resident and football enthusiast John Carrigan founded the Rotary South All-Star Classic in 1989. This event was the first countywide organized football game in the state of Florida. Carrigans vision of football paired with fundraising has continued since then under the continued leadership of Rotary South. Proceeds from the event are used to support college scholarships, as well as grants for local community organizations. Every year this fun event is well attended by the Southwest Florida community, continued on page 7 Seniors face off during the All-Star Classic Dolphins Youth Football Clinic 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 24, 20146 Halloween Party At Cape Harbour On Friday, October 31, hordes of witches, ghouls and goblins will descend on the once-idyllic Cape Harbour for a Halloween that will keep you up at night. From 6 to 10 p.m., bring the kids for trick or treating at the shops throughout this hauntingly beautiful yachting community, and if you dare join the legion of lively and undead party monsters for food, fun and surprises at Fathoms Restaurant & Bar. Local band Remedy will be cranking out the twisted tunes, setting the tempo for Monster Bash 2014 as Fathoms celebrates its first Halloween at Cape Harbour in spooky Southwest Florida style. Even with their world-class experience and education, chefs Fabrice Deletrain and Ben Voisin are not afraid to play with their food. The dynamic duo will plan plenty of tricks on those with an appetite for fright. Squid ink pasta and pumpkin risotto, for example, will provide the traditional black and orange of Halloween. Dressing up isnt only for the kids, either. Partygoers will compete for a Fathoms gift certificate while they enjoy a cocktail with a bite. Killer drink specials include $15 buckets of Sam Adams. Come on out for a spooky good time if you dare! Fathoms Restaurant & Bar, open for lunch and dinner daily, is located at 5785 Cape Harbour Drive in Cape Coral. For more information, call 542-0123 or visit www.fathomsrestaurant.com. Department Of Health To Host Farmers MarketThe first farmers market hosted by the Florida Department of Health (DOH) in Lee County to mark World Food Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, October 24 at the main office, 3920 Michigan Avenue in Fort Myers. The market will increase access to fresh produce and encourage healthier eating for employees and neighborhood residents. We encourage the neighborhood residents as well as employees to attend, said Kevin Kirkwood, health promotions manager for DOH-Lee. Purchasing locally grown produce is a win for local growers and a win for the consumers. Local farmers will feature Lee County grown produce and honey, as well as edible plants that can be transplanted into shoppers home soil. Sellers include local growers who will offer seasonally available produce. Produce will sell for cash only. For more information contact Kirkwood at 3329658 or Brendan Donohue at 332-9651. ARC Pet Calendars Are Now AvailableARCs 5th annual Pet Photo Contest was an even bigger hit than before. This year, the organization changed it up a bit and offered the cover and 12 individual months to the Facebook and website fans as online auction items. Bidders registered and had the choice of bidding by set bid increments or just securing their favorite month or the cover with the Buy Me Now option. After six weeks of intense bidding, the winners were determined. Gracing the cover of the 2015 calendar is the charming canine duet; Sugarbooger and Elli. The monthly winners, starting with January, are Paris, ARCs feline mascot Lily, ARC canine special needs resident Bernie, Tiger Lily, Stumpie and Little Bob, Miah and Mollie, Addison, Jemma, Sozo, Pinky Toes, Bella, and Stella and Sophie. Special thanks goes out to Barbara Van Orman for donating her month to Lily and Elaine Gierut for donating her month to Bernie. All of the proceeds of this years calendar goes towards the care of over 1,000 cats and dogs that come to ARC or get adopted each year. The calendars are $10 each ($9.43 plus $.57 tax). If you buy nine, you will receive one free, buy 25 and get a $25 percent discount. They can be purchased at ARC, the 2014 Starlight Auction, the Lights of Love, selected veterinarians or anywhere an ARC representative is present. You can contact any ARC board member for one of these keepsakes or email tracey@animalrefugecenter.com. For delivery/pickup details and quantity discounts, contact Tracey at 470-4637. ARC expresses its thanks to all the businesses that advertised in this years calendar and to SandBar Photography and Arthur Printing, without whom this project would not be possible. Hortoons Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


7 THE RIVER OCTOBER 24, 2014 Mayor Speaks To Continental Womens Clubby Di SaggauFort Myers Mayor Randy Henderson was the guest speaker at the October meeting of Continental Womens Club. He spoke about how the arts benefit the Fort Myers area and how the quality of life in Southwest Florida attracts people to live here. Henderson voiced his opposition to the Medical Marijuana referendum, saying he feels it is not well drafted and is an irresponsible referendum. In his opinion, the medical community should be the ones to deal with the issue. If it passes, and he feels it will, the citys legal department will work on issues to protect citizens. During a Q & A after his talk, a member asked about the possibility of a Columbia Restaurant coming to Fort Myers. The mayor said if everything works out to get the Sheraton Hotel to build in downtown Fort Myers, theres a good chance the restaurant could become a reality. Speaker at the November 6 Continental Womens Club meeting will be Dr. Sid Simon of Sanibel, presenting an interactive workshop on Legacy, What Do We Leave Our Children? The Continental Womens Club is open to women living in the area who are interested in both social and philanthropic endeavors. Yearly menbership is $20 and provides members with interesting programs throughout the year. The cost of lunch is $19 and the club meets on the first Thursday of every month at Colonial Country Club, 9181 Independence Way in Fort Myers. If you enjoy meeting with active women who enjoy raising money to award scholarships to young women, provide food and clothing for those in need as well as taking part in numerous social events, think about becoming a member. For more information, call Margie Connor at 561-8973. Mayor Randy Henderson with 108-yearold Jennie Truncale and her daughter, Carrie Blair A View Of Justice In Lee CountyDr. William L. Glover, Senior Pastor of Mount Hermon Ministries, Inc., will present A View of Justice in Lee County at the League of Women Voters (LWV) of Lee County Floridas monthly educational program meeting on Saturday, November 1. The program will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Helm Dining Room at The Landings, 4420 Flagship Drive in Fort Myers. Dr. Glover is very involved in reaching his community through educational empowerment, he serves as co-president of LIFE (Lee Interfaith For Empowerment) a network of congregations committed to justice ministry in Lee County; vice chairperson of The 21st Century Collaboration, chairperson of the Community Health Services Committee and a member of the Lee Memorial Health System Envisioning Committee. The public is invited to attend the meeting. Cost including optional breakfast is $15; student rates available. To reserve tickets by October 28, call 278-1032 or e-mail lwvlee@yahoo.com. From page 5Rotary Club All-Star Classichelping to raise funds for scholarships and give talented local players a chance to shine, said Rebecca Goff, president of Rotary Club of Fort Myers South. The Rotary Club of Fort Myers South is currently seeking donations and sponsors to help cover the cost of the event. Area businesses or individuals can sponsor the event, a team, player or cheerleader. There are also opportunities to advertise in the program featuring the student athletes that are being honored. For more information on sponsorship or ticket sales, contact John Doramus at globalpriorityone@yahoo.com or call 634-8286. Dr. William L. Glover Time For Florida Voters To ActOn August 26, Florida had its worst voter turnout in 16 years. Only 17.5 percent of the states 11.8 million voters actually voted on or before election day. The previous dubious record was set in 1998, when only 16.6 percent of voters cast ballots in the primary election. Florida voters have no excuses for not casting their ballots, said League of Women Voters president Deirdre Macnab. The key to our states future is in every voters hands. Critical issues are at stake from the governors race, to our next legislature. From clean water, to quality public schools, to jobs, and affordable healthcare, candidates have very different visions and ideas. Its exciting, its our future. Every registered voter needs to ask themselves: Am I a player, or am I dead wood? Across the state, League volunteers are working hard, handing out voter guides and explaining that Floridians have three ways to vote: EARLY: The Sunshine States early voting window opened on Monday, October 20. BY MAIL: Voters can simply call their Supervisor of Elections and ask to receive a mail-in ballot. ELECTION DAY: To check your correct polling location, visit www. BeReadyToVote.org and make sure you that you know where to go to cast your ballot. The League, which has never endorsed a candidate or party in its 90-plus years of service, recently published a statewide voter guide as well as many local editions. In addition, the League has published its annual nonpartisan Voting Tips For Florida Voters as a FAQ refresher for both experienced voters as well as novices. The Leagues award-winning desktop and mobile websites (www. BeReadyToVote.org and www. VamosAVotar.org) provide concise voting information via your desktop PC or smartphone: early voting location hours, contact information for all 67 Supervisors of Elections, return-postage rates for absentee ballots (Note: each county is different), precinct information and links to the Leagues 2014 Nonpartisan Voter Guide. Things to note: If you choose to vote early, you have the flexibility to vote anywhere in the county in which you live. However, if you wait to vote until election day, you must go to your assigned precinct. Voters still have time to request a mail ballot (absentee). This can be done with a call to your local Supervisor of Elections. Any Floridian can request a no-excuse vote by mail ballot. Absentee ballots have already been mailed to most voters who requested them. Its an exciting year for Florida. We urge everyone to make their voice heard, said Charley Williams, the Leagues Voter Service Chair. Vote on your schedule. Just remember, with three ways to cast your ballot, election day November 4 is the last day to vote. 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. 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THE RIVER OCTOBER 24, 20148 Along The RiverIn case you missed it last weekend, Oktoberfest returns for a second and final weekend. The 29th annual celebration is presented by the German-American Social Club of Cape Coral and is held again this weekend from Friday to Sunday. Oktoberfest offers an extensive selection of homemade German specialties, large tent and outside biergarten, three stages and two dance floors with non-stop live music, hand-made crafts, vendors and exhibitors, and a carnival area for kids featuring rides and games. Advance tickets are $5 per person or $6 at the gate. Admission for children under 12 is free. There is plenty of free parking. All event dates are rain or shine. The German American Social Club is located at 2101 SW Pine Island Road, Cape Coral. For more information, call 283-1400 or go to www.capecoraloktoberfest.com. On Friday night, the 2014 Black Maria Film Festival comes to the Edison & Ford Winter Estates This is the eighth season for the event which is held outdoors on the river side lawn of the Estates. It begins at 7:30 p.m. The Black Maria is recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as an Academy Awards qualifying festival for short films. The guest speaker this year is Clayton Hemmert, board president and CEO of Crew Cuts in New York City. Tickets are available at the Edison & Ford Estates. For Fridays showing, the cost is $10 per person for members and $15 for non-members. For reservations, call 3347419. On Saturday night, the film festival will be shown at the Richard H. Rush Library and Auditorium at Florida SouthWestern State College, Thomas Edison (Lee) campus. For Saturdays show, tickets for the general public are $15 per person; admission is free for FSW students. The Edison & Ford Winter Estates is located at 2350 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers. Call 334-7419 or go to www.edisonfordwinterestates.org. What better place to enjoy live music than on the beach? Every Friday and Saturday nights, music lovers gather at Times Square on Fort Myers Beach for the free Sunset Celebration series of concerts. Sunset Celebration provides a great opportunity to hear local bands in a spectacular setting. It is held every Friday and Saturday from 5 to 10 p.m., weather permitting. The concerts are free to the public. Friday, October 24 features music by popular local band High Tide. High Tide plays an unusual but refreshing collection of popular music covers: reggae, classic rock, alternative rock, R&B and funk. On Saturday, its Due South. The five-piece band is also from Fort Myers and is a classic country rock trop dance band. For more information about Sunset Celebration, call 463-5900. On Saturday, all classic cars are welcome to participate in downtown Fort Myers monthly Car Cruise-In. The free event is held on the fourth Saturday of each month. From 4 to 8 p.m., the historic River District comes alive with classic rock and cool cars: antiques, customs and exotics. Stroll along the brick-paved streets with friends or family and enjoy good food, music and drinks. For more information about downtowns Car Cruise-In, call 855-732-3836. On Sunday, Rotary Club of Fort Myers presents the sixth annual Italian Fest at Alliance for the Arts. The family-friendly event runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Area restaurants are dishing up a great menu of Italian foods at affordable prices. Fun family activities are plentiful and include a coloring contest, spaghetti eating contest, bounce houses and slides. One of the highlights of the day is the Marinara Contest. Marinara recipes will be judged on-site by a panel of celebrity judges with more than $100 of cash and prizes being awarded to the winners. To obtain a contest entry form, go to www.fortmyersitalianfest.org or call 332-8158. Proceeds from Italian Fest benefit the Fort Myers Rotary Club Foundation the oldest Rotary Club in Southwest Florida and the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida. Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers near Colonial Boulevard. For more information about Italian Fest, call the Rotary Club of Fort Myers at 332-8158 or go to www.FortMyersItalianFest.org. Photo of a spectacular sunset at Times Square on Fort Myers Beach taken by Scott Novello, bassist and vocalist for High Tide. The popular local band performs there on Friday as part of the free Sunset Celebration concert series. Cool cars and classic rock rule at the River District Car Cruise-In on Saturday EXCLUSIVE REAL ESTATE BUYER AGENT MIKE BADENOCH239-472-2659www.YourExclusiveBuyerAgent.comMikeandfrancie@msn.com 2424 Palm Ridge Road, SanibelLong-time Sanibel resident. Former attorney; twenty-three years experience. An advocate for you, not the transaction. 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9 THE RIVER OCTOBER 24, 2014 From page 1Rotary Clubs Italian Fest Is This Sunday At The Allianceand the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida. This years entertainment lineup includes the Fort Myers High School Chorus, A Moment in Time, Alter Ego Band and Miss CCs Creative Arts Dancers. Entertainment begins at 11:30 a.m. and runs to 5 p.m. Family activities will include a coloring contest, spaghetti eating contest, marinara contest, bounce houses and slides. For coloring contest or marinara contest rules and entry forms, visit www.FortMyersItalianFest.org. The Alliance for the Arts is at 10091 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers Fun under the tent at Italian Fest 2013 Spaghetti eating contest Youngsters line up to participate in the spaghetti eating contest From page 1Black Maria Film Festival 2014Dinner & The Movies Option Dinner will be served on the historic grounds of the Ford Estate and includes a choice of a pulled pork sandwich or platter, two sides (potato salad, baked beans, homemade roll), vegetarian meal (roasted veggie couscous, salad and homemade roll), chocolate cake or lemon bars. Prices vary and beer and wine will be available for purchase. Dinner will begin at 6 p.m. and reservations are requested by calling the Edison Ford at 334-7419. Seating is limited. Donations Needed For Thanksgiving OutreachThe Heights Foundation is seeking organizations and individuals to participate in the Bountiful Blessings Thanksgiving Outreach. Since 1999, the program has helped families in the Harlem Heights neighborhood make a traditional Thanksgiving meal to share with their families. In 2013, partner agencies, businesses, philanthropic organizations and more than 100 volunteers provided turkeys and groceries to nearly 400 families. The Heights Foundation works to build strong, self-sufficient families in the Harlem Heights neighborhood. We can only do this because of the generous support of our neighbors who contribute their time and money to support our mission, said Kathryn Kelly, president and CEO of the Heights Foundation. Donations of food or Publix gift cards will help families in our community. Volunteers are also needed for our donation drop off day and outreach event. Donations can be dropped off Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. until Thursday, November 20. The outreach event will be held on Sunday, November 23. Organizations and individuals interested in participating can contact Jody Callahan at 482-7706 or Jody@heightsfoundation.org. All donations are tax deductible. Monetary donations can be made on the web at www.heightsfoundation.org/bountifulblessings. The Heights Foundation works to build strong, self-sufficient families in the Harlem Heights neighborhood. As a 501(c)3 grassroots organization, the centers mission is to promote family and community development, support education, health and wellness, and provide the benefits of enrichment, expressive and cultural arts. Heights Foundation Thanksgiving Outreach participants Kathryn Kelly and Lizbeth Benacquisto at Thanksgiving Outreach 2013 Email your editorial copy to: press@riverweekly.com


Churches/TemplesALL FAITHS UNITARIAN CONGREGATION (UUA) Where diversity is treasured, 2756 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers Sunday Services at 9 and 11 a.m. Adult Education Workshop at 10 a.m. The Reverend Margaret L. Beard, Minister 239-226-0900 www.allfaiths-uc.org ALL SAINTS BYZANTINE RITE CATHOLIC CHURCH 10291 Bayshore Rd., N. Fort Myers Divine Liturgy is on Sun. at 10:30 a.m.; Rosary begins at 10 a.m. Lenten services (Presancti ed Liturgy) will be on Wed. evenings at 6 p.m. starting on Feb. 22. Administrator is Very Rev. Peter Lickman, ph. 305-651-0991. We are a Church of the Eastern Catholic or Byzantine Rite, 1.5 mi. east of Int. 75. ANNUNCIATION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH 8210 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers Reverend Fr. Dean Nastos, Proistamenos Orthros Service Sunday 9 a.m. Divine Liturgy Sunday 10 a.m. www.annunciation.fl.goarch.org 239-481-2099 BETH SHILOH MESSIANIC SYNAGOGUE 15675 McGregor Boulevard, 437-3171 Rabbi: Judah Hungerman Friday Service, 8 p.m., Saturday Service, 11 a.m. Shabbat School Saturday Morning, Adult Hebrew Classes. Call for information on full program. BREAD OF LIFE MINISTRIES CHURCH OF GOD 16581 McGregor Boulevard, 267-3166 Just past the Tanger Outlet Mall Pastor: Barry Lentz, 281-3063 Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study, 7 p.m. CHABAD LUBAVITCH OF SW FLORIDA ORTHODOX 5620 Winkler Road, Fort Myers Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz 433-7708, E-mail: rabbi@chabadswf.org Web site: www.chabadswf.org Services: Friday 6:30 p.m.; Saturday Kabbalah class 9 a.m.; Shacharit 10 a.m.; Kiddush at noon Minyan: Monday and Thursday 7 a.m. CHAPEL OF CYPRESS COVE 10200 Cypress Cove Circle Fort Myers 239-850-3943, Located at Cypress Cove Retirement Center on HealthPark Campus An ecumenical non-denominational community of believers. Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study, 7 p.m. Reverendt Ted Althouse, Pastor revtedalthouse@aol.com CHURCH OF THE CROSS 13500 Freshman Lane; 768-2188 Pastor: Bud Stephens; A nondemonimational church emphasizing a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Sunday Service: 9:15 a.m. Traditional, 10:45 Contemporary. CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH 1619 Llewellyn Drive Fort Myers Just off McGregor across from the Edison/ Ford Winter Estates 334-4978, Pastor: Douglas Kelchner, Worship times Sundays 9 and 10:30 a.m. Website: www.taecc.com COVENANT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 2439 McGregor Boulevard, 334-8937 Rev. Dr. Jeffrey DeYoe, Senior Pastor Reverend David Dietzel, Pastor Emeritus. Traditional Sunday service 10 a.m. Nursery available CYPRESS LAKE BAPTIST CHURCH 8400 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 481-5442 Randy A. Alston, Reverend. Sunday Services: Bible study, 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship, 11 a.m., Evening Worship, 7 p.m., Wednesday Prayer Meeting, 6:30 p.m. CYPRESS LAKE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 8260 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 481-3233. www.clpc.us. Clint Cottrell, pastor Prayer Service 8 a.m., Praise 9 a.m., Childrens Church 9 a.m., Traditional 11 a.m. Summer: Prayer Service 8 a.m. Combined Traditional/Praise 10 a.m. CYPRESS LAKE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 8570 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 482-1250, 8 and 11 a.m. Sunday Traditional Service 9:30 a.m. Praise Service Sunday School all times FAITH FELLOWSHIP WORLD OUTREACH MINISTRIES 6111 South Pointe Boulevard, Fort Myers, 278-3638. Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Voice of Faith, WCRN 13.50 AM Radio, Sunday, 1:30 p.m.; Thursday Service, 7:30 p.m.; Friday Youth Service, 7:30 p.m. Nursery care for pre-school children and Childrens Church for ages 5-12 available at each service. FAITH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 15690 McGregor Boulevard Fort Myers, 482-2030 Pastor: David Stauffer. Traditional services 8:45 a.m.; Contemporary, 10:30 a.m. Go south on McGregor Boulevard. The church is mile past the intersection of Gladiolus and San Carlos Boulevard on the way to Sanibel. FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST 2390 West First Street, next door to Edison Estates. Sunday Morning Service and Sunday School, 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday Evening Testimony Meeting, 5:30 p.m. Child care provided at all services. Visit our Reading Room for quiet study at: 2281 First Street, River District. www.time4thinkers.com, www.christiansciencefortmyers.com, www.christianscience.com FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 13545 American Colony Boulevard off Daniels Parkway in the Colony, Fort Myers, 936-2511 Pastor: Reverend Joey Brummett Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Family Night, 7 p.m. FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH in the Downtown Fort Myers River District 2466 First Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901 239-332-1152, www.fumcftmyers.org Sunday: 9 a.m. Contemporary Worship 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Coffee Fellowship 10:30 a.m. Traditional Worship 5 p.m. Youth Program FORT MYERS CHRISTIAN CHURCH (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST) A STEPHEN MINISTRIES CONGREGATION 5916 Winkler Road, Fort Myers, 437-4330 Reverend Mark Condrey, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Church School: 9:15 a.m. FORT MYERS CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST: 8210 College Parkway, Fort Myers, 482-3133. Philip White, pastor Morning Worship: 10 a.m. Church School: 10:15 a.m. Adult Forum: 11:30 a.m. IONA-HOPE EPISCOPAL CONGREGATION 9650 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers 4544778 The Reverend Dr. John S. Adler, pastor. Weekly services: Saturday 5 p.m., Eucharist with Healing Sunday 8 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite One; 9:30 a.m., Family Eucharist with Healing and Church School Tuesday 9:30 a.m., Morning Prayer (in Spanish); Wednesday 9:30 a.m., Eucharist with Healing. Child care available at Saturday 5 p.m. and Sunday 9:30 a.m. services. JESUS THE WORKER CATHOLIC CHURCH: 881 Nuna Avenue, Fort Myers, 481-1143 Masses Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 8 and 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. KINGDOM LIFE CHURCH 2154 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, 218-8343 Pastor Randy and Anita Thurman 10:30 a.m. Sunday Service All are welcome. LAMB OF GOD CHURCH One of a few federated Lutheran (ELCA) and Episcopal Congregations in the nation. 19691 Cypress View Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33967. 239-267-3525 or visit www.lambofgodchurch.net. The Rev. Dr. James Reho leads Sunday worship services at 7:45 and 10 a.m. Sundays Cool for Children 10 a.m. NEW BEGINNINGS CENTER New Home Church, 8505 Jenny Cae Lane, North Fort Myers, 239-656-0416 Weekly Friday Meeting Meet & Greet: 6:30 p.m. Kingdom Teaching: 7 p.m. Fellowship and refreshments after service. nbcministry@embarqmail.com, www.facebook. com/nbcministry. Alex & Patricia Wiggins, Ministers NEW COVENANT EYES CHURCH See Clearly. Meeting monthly at 9 a.m. at the Elks Lodge. 1900 Park Meadows Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33907. 239-2208519 Pastor Alan Bondar www.newcovenanteyes.com Wear what you want, rockin music, relevant teaching, LIFT Kidz program, free coffee & donuts, people who are real, church thats actually fun. NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH OF FORT MYERS 16120 San Carlos Boulevard, Unit 10 239-985-8503 9:45 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 11 a.m Sunday Morning Worship. 7 p.m. Wednesday Evening Bible Study NEW HOPE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 3825 McGregor Boulevard. Fort Myers Pastor Eddie Spencer 8 & 9:30 a.m. Traditional Worship 11 a.m. Contemporary Worship 8, 9:30 & 11 a.m. Sunday School Youth and Childrens programming runs concurrent to Sunday services. Nursery care provided at all services 274-1230. For more information visit: www.newhopefortmyers.org PEACE COMMUNITY CHURCH Meets at Fort Myers Beach Masonic Lodge 17625 Pine Ridge Road, Fort Myers Beach 267-7400. Pastors Bruce Merton, Gail & RC Fleeman Adult Discussion Classes: 9-10 AM Countdown to Worship (praise music): 10:10 AM Amazing Grace Worship: 10:30 AM Phone 267-7400 Fax 267-7407 Web site: peacecommunitychurch.com e-mail: peace1265@aol.com PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH Sunday Worship at 9:30am. Peace is a member of the ELCA. We celebrate weekly communion with traditional liturgy, organ and choir. 15840 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers On the way to Sanibel. 239-437-2599, www.peaceftmyers.com, peace@peaceftmyers.com. REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH 3950 Winkler Ext., Fort Myers, 274-0143 8:15 and 10:15 a.m. Sunday Services Daily early learning center/day care RIVER OF LIFE ASSEMBLY OF GOD 21580 River Ranch Rd, Estero 239-495-0400, Senior Pastor: Todd Weston 8 and 9:45 a.m Services; 11:30 a.m. Legacy Service, multi-generational SAMUDRABADRA BUDDHIST CENTER Meditation classes. All are welcome. Guided meditations offering many methods for relaxing the body and focusing the mind on virtuous objects to bring increasing peace and happiness into daily activity. For information, class times and locations call 567-9739 or visit www.MeditationInFortMyers.org. SAINT COLUMBKILLE CATHOLIC CHURCH 12171 Iona Road, Fort Myers, off McGregor and north of Gladiolus. 489-3973 Father Joseph Clifford. Weekly Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. Weekend masses: Saturday 3 and 5 p.m.; Sunday: 7, 9,11, and 5:30 p.m. Reconciliation is available at the church on Saturdays at noon and by appointment SAINT JOHN THE APOSTLE METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCH 3049 Mcgregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, 344-0012 Pastor Reverend Steve Filizzi An Affirming & Inclusive Congregation Sunday Services, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Mid-Week Service, Wednesday 6:30 p.m. SAINT MICHAEL LUTHERAN CHURCH & SCHOOL (LCMS) 3595 Broadway, Fort Myers, 239-939-1218, Worship: Saturday 5:30 p.m., Sunday 8 & 10:45 a.m. Bible Study for adults and children Sunday at 9:15 a.m. Phone for other dates & times. Plus Marriage Enrichment, Divorcecare, Griefshare. SAINT PETER LUTHERAN CHURCH 3751 Estero Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach, 239-463-4251, www.stpeterfmb.com. Sunday worship service at 9:30 a.m. SAINT NICHOLAS MONASTERY Church and Bookstore:111 Evergreen Road (southwest corner of Evergreen Road and Gail Street.) Liturgical services conducted in English and Church Slavonic; following the Julian (Old) Calendar. Liturgical Services: Sundays and Holy Days: Hours at 9:30 a.m. Holy Liturgy at 10 a.m. Call to confirm service schedule: 239-997-2847; Bookstore: 239-691-1775 or visit www.saintnicholasmonastery.org. ST. VINCENT DE PAUL CATHOLIC COMMUNITY 13031 Palm Beach Blvd (3 miles east of I75) East Fort Myers (across from Ft Myers Shores) 239 693 0818 Weekday masses: 9 a.m. Tuesday-Friday Weekend masses: 4 p.m. Saturday Sunday 9 & 11 a.m. All Are Welcome! SOUTHWEST BAPTIST CHURCH 16940 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, 454-3336 Robert G. Kasten, Pastor Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m. Nursery available 9:45 a.m. Sunday School for all ages Junior Church grades one to five Wee Church Pre-K to K Evening Service 6 p.m. Wednsday Service 6 p.m. TEMPLE BETHEL SYNAGOGUE 16225 Winkler Road Fort Myers 239-433-0018, www.templebethel.com rabbi.barras@templebethel.com Rabbi Jeremy Barras, Cantor Victor Geigner, Religious School Director Dale Cohen, Learning Tree Director Jesyca Virnig, Office Manager Inna Vasser Union For Reform Judaism Shabbat Service: Friday 7:30 p.m. Torah Study: Saturday 9:30 a.m. Religious School: Wednesday 5:30 p.m. and Sunday 9:30 a.m. Learning Tree: Monday through Friday From page 10 TEMPLE JUDEA (CONSERVATIVE) 14486 A&W Bulb Road, Fort Myers, 433-0201, Rabbi: Rabbi Marc Sack Minyan: Monday at 9 a.m. Religious Education: Sunday mornings continued on page 11THE RIVER OCTOBER 24, 201410


11 THE RIVER OCTOBER 24, 2014 Trash & Trash & Treasures Treasures SALE SALESaturday, November 15 9 a.m. 1 p.m. e Center 4 Life Palm Ridge & Library Way, Sanibel, FLDont miss this great opportunity to discover great nds at low, low prices! Household Items Household Items Toys Toys Furniture Furniture Hardware Hardware Linens Linens Sporting Goods Sporting Goods Kitchen Gadgets Kitchen Gadgets Glassware Glassware Artwork Artwork Jewelry Jewelry Collectibles Collectibles Surprises! Surprises! Were Looking for Donations Donations are tax deductibleProceeds bene t Island Seniors, Inc. Bring your gently used items (except clothing, shoes, TVs, computers, printers and books) to Center 4 Life at Palm Ridge Road and Library Way. For more information, call 472-5743.Refreshments will be for sale! PACE Center For Girls Introduces First Ever Scholarship For Lee GirlsSandy Stilwell, board chair of PACE Center For Girls Lee announced that a new scholarship program has been set into motion by their respected Grande Dames. Michel Doherty, founder of PACE Center for Girls Grande Dames Scholarship Program, made the initial contribution to the new scholarship fund. This new program will provide continuing education for girls who transition from PACE and graduate from high school. It will provide them the opportunity to obtain a college degree, earn a certificate or attend vocational training. A luncheon was held at PACE on October 17, where 10 Grande Dames and PACE board members attended in support of the new scholarship program. Those attending the luncheon included Doherty, Berne B. Davis, Grande Dame in 2009, Helen McClary, Grande Dame in 2013, Sarah Sciple, Grande Dame in 2014, Margaret Sirianni, Grande Dame in 2014, Barbara Brown, Grande Dame in 2014, Myra Janko Daniels, Grande Dame in 2011 and Kathleen Nealon, Grande Dame in 2011. For additional information on the Grande Dame Scholarship Program, contact Lynnae Stewart, development director of PACE Center For Girls at Lynnae.Stewart@ pacecenter.org or 425-2366 ext. 2312. PACE Center For Girls is a non-residential juvenile delinquency prevention and intervention school targeting the unique needs of girls, ages 12 to 18, facing challenges such as physical and sexual abuse, domestic violence, substance abuse, foster care, neglect, death of a parent, family history of incarceration and declining grades. PACE is a 501(c)3 organization which provides guidance and educational opportunities to young women, providing them with a path to a successful life. PACE Center For Girls Grande Dames began a scholarship program for PACE girls. From left is Myra Janko Daniels, Michel Doherty and Berne B. Davis. Santa Claus Society Spreading Joy To Families In NeedThe Santa Claus Society will be hosting its 2nd annual fundraiser to benefit children and families in Southwest Florida. The Santa Claus Society provides Christmas for families and children in the community who may otherwise not be able to share in the joy of the holiday season. Necessities are provided, but the mission is to fulfill the specific wish lists of every child. The society is working with approximately 25 families this year and 60+ children. All are welcome to come to the Bell Tower Shops on Friday, November 7, from 5 to 8 p.m. and help spread some cheer. Suggested donations include cash, new clothing for children of all ages and gift cards. This is a family friendly event. There will be a silent auction, entertainment and plenty of opportunities for the community to help others. For more information, call 633-4568 or email thesantaclaussociety@gmail.com. From page 10Churches/Templesand Wednesday evenings Services: Friday night at 6:15 p.m. and Saturday morning at 9 a.m. Web site: www.tjswfl.org THE NEW CHURCH The New Church of SWFL is located 10811 Sunset Plaza Circ. #401, behind Zoomers. Rev. Gabriella Cahaley officiates worship services on Sundays at 11 a.m. during the season. Other worship events are held on the beach in Fort Myers Beach. See our webpage http://www. newchurchflorida.com/ or call for more information 239-481-5535. UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH FORT MYERS 13411 Shire Lane (off Daniels Parkway one mile west of I-75). Minister: The Reverend Allison Farnum. Sunday services and religious education at 10:30 a.m. For information on all church events call 5612700 or visit www.uucfm.org. UNITY OF BONITA SPRINGS Family Service 10 to 11 a.m. Healing Circle 11 a.m. Hospitality and Fellowship, 11 a.m. Inspiring lesson, uplifting and dynamic music, meditation in a loving environment. Service held at 28285 Imperial Street, Bonita Springs. Call 947-3100. UNITY OF FORT MYERS 11120 Ranchette Rd, Fort Myers Sunday Services: 9:15 and 11 a.m. Childrens classes: 11 a.m. Reverend Jim Rosemergy. 239-278-1511, web: www. unityoffortmyers.org. Our God is Love, Our Race is Human, Our Religion is Oneness 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. Shell Point Bazaar Kicks Off Holiday Shopping SeasonKick off your holiday shopping at the 9th annual Shell Point Holiday Bazaar on Friday, October 31 and Saturday, November 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More than 60 booths will be set up on the first and second floors of The Woodlands Commons and will feature a large assortment of quality crafts for sale. All of the items are handmade or embellished by the residents of Shell Point, and include childrens toys, handbags, specialty jewelry, cards, wood sculptures, watercolor originals and prints, Christmas-themed items, and much more. After shopping, guests can visit one of Shell Points four onsite restaurants to enjoy a light snack or a full lunch. The annual Holiday Bazaar has become a very popular event, and it continues to grow each year with the communitys support, said Barbara Hilton, chairperson of the craft show. The 2014 Shell Point Holiday Bazaar is free to the public. If you would like to receive additional information about the bazaar, call Melody Desilets at 454-2290. Shell Point Retirement Community is located in Fort Myers just off Summerlin Road and McGregor Boulevard, two miles before the Sanibel Causeway.


THE RIVER OCTOBER 24, 2014 12 The Fast Paced Fall Bite Continuesby Capt. Matt MitchellWith another cold front passing through this week, conditions finally became just about perfect for being out on the water at any time of the day. Fall days are now noticeably cooler and getting shorter as we get closer and closer to daylight savings time coming to a end. Late October is that time that the fish are on the move to the back country and packing on the pounds as they make their way toward their winter haunts. With such an abundance of bait fish throughout the area, fish are simply taking advantage of this easy forage while its still available. Snook and redfish are the main targets for most anglers this time of year, although lots of unexpected opportunities can present themselves while our water temperature remains around the mid 70s to 80-degree mark. Snook fishing has been some of the most predictable action, with lots of fish located anywhere from the passes to back country creeks. Live shiners have been the bait of choice, with hungry snook exploding these baits on the surface as they grab an easy meal. Mangrove creek fishing on either tide was a sure thing as long as the water was moving. Most of the snook in these creeks are on the small side of the slot, although catching 10 or more snook off one little point or in a little mangrove cove with fast moving tide was very common. Bigger snook were in better numbers on mangrove islands in the middle sound but were much tougher to get to eat a hooked bait. We are currently seeing some of the best numbers of snook we have experienced in years. Big schools of roaming redfish are still a common sight in the sound. This is some of the most awesome sight fishing action of the year and will continue all month long. These herds of hungry redfish can basically pop up on just about any flat or channel edge. Flats and bars within close proximity to the passes are a good place to spend your time looking, with the lower stages of the tide being the best. Be rigged and ready when these fish rise up and the chance presents itself. This is often the difference between success and failure. Long casting artificials will reach out and get to these fish when nothing else will. Calm conditions make finding these fish a whole lot easier, although some days they just dont show up and you have to move on to target another species. Fishing one morning this week with Allison Jaques and her boyfriend Jake Mayenschein from Wisconsin. This was Jakes first Florida fishing trip. The last time I had fished with Allison was with her family in the winter and she had a banner day, catching a quality Pine Island slam while hiding from the wind back in the Ding Darling creek systems. At our first stop, we were off to a quick start with a few snook feeding well on the mangrove point. The first few casts got bit and we got the skunk out of the boat before moving on. At the second stop, Jake caught the big fish of the day, a 29-inch snook that made it to a mangrove overhang and hung up before coming loose, luckily without breaking the line. Just about every place we stopped, the snook would respond aggressively and loudly on the surface to the chummed live shiners. Just watching these fish eat is half the fun. If you like to fish, you just have to love this visual and explosive surface fall snook action.Capt. Matt Mitchell has been fishing local waters since he moved to Sanibel in 1980. He now lives in St. James City and works as a back country fishing guide. If you have comments or questions email captmattmitchell@aol.com. Send Us Your Fish TalesThe River Weekly would like to hear from anglers about their catches. Send us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of catch, species and weight, and include photographs with identification. Drop them at the River Weekly, 1609 Hendry Street, Suite 15, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, or email to press@riverweekly.com. Jake Mayenschein from Wisconsin with a 29-inch snook caught this week fishing Pine Island Sound with Capt. Matt Mitchell ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEADS FACTORY TRAINED MERCURY MARINER JOHNSON EVINRUDE SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I/O'S MERCRUISERCourteous Professional Marine Repair Service Dockside Service Serving Sanibel & Captiva For Life472-3380 466-3344 Your Bottom Specialist Call on Paint PricesDave Doane NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEA D S FA C T O RY T R A I N E D MER C U RY MARINER JO HN SO N EVINR U DE S UZUKI YAMAHA O M C I/ O S MER C RU I S E R C ourteous Professional Marine Repair S erv i ce D oc k s i d e S erv i c e S ervin g S anibel & C aptiva For Li f e Y B t t Yo ur Botto m Yo ur B ot to m Specialist Specialist Call on Paint Prices C Call on Paint Prices C C ll on P in tPrices C C i i Call on Paint Prices D a v e D oa n e 1 CLEAR YOUR GEAR It Catches More Than Fish Fishing gear is hazardous to birds, reptiles and mammals. Send your editorial copy to: press@riverweekly.com


13 THE RIVER OCTOBER 24, 2014 CROW Case Of The Week: Babies And More Babiesby Patricia MolloyStudents and volunteers work around the clock to feed orphaned youngsters like raccoons, baby birds and dozens of little squirrels. The raccoon ( Procyon lotor) room contains a number of little bandits that chatter day and night. They are generally orphaned; incidents of rabies and distemper are low in baby raccoons (i.e., muzzles not required). They are also tube fed and/or bottle fed a milk supplement until they transition to solid meals similar to those fed to the opossums. The baby squirrel room is full of incubators to keep the youngsters warm and comfortable. They are tube fed three to four times per day Fox Valley formula, a milk replacer specifically designed for baby squirrels, Eastern cottontails and opossums. Once the healthy squirrels are weened and can eat soaked monkey biscuits, vegetables and fruit, they will be transferred outside. CROW hopes to release them within three months. It takes weeks or months for babies to mature enough to survive in the wild. Most of the babies raised at the clinic from babyhood do not need to be returned to the exact location in which they were found, since they were too young to have established a territory. If you are interested in having wild mammals, birds or reptiles released on your property, contact the clinic for the set of guidelines to determine if your land is suitable. The clinic will review the set of guidelines with property owners to determine if their place is suitable. Some of the questions include: Is the property wooded? Is there a pond? Is it safe from free-roaming dogs? CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from our local area. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to P.O. Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit www.crowclinic.org. This young squirrel is being tube feed a special milk formula This little bandit is far from being weened These little ones will miss out on learning how to hunt and forage from their mother BRATTASRISTORANTE.COM BRATTASRISTORANTE.COM 239-433-4449 239-433-4449 12984 S. CLEVELAND AVE., FORT MYERS 12984 S. CLEVELAND AVE., FORT MYERS HAPPY HAPPY HOUR HOUR DAILY DAILY 4-7pm 4-7pm DINNER DINNER DAILY DAILY 4pm 4pm FRIDAY OCT 24 FRIDAY OCT 24 RENATA & PAUL RENATA & PAUL 7:30-11:30pm 7:30-11:30pm SATURDAY OCT 25 SATURDAY OCT 25 TAYLOR TAYLOR STOKES STOKES 8-12pm 8-12pm MUSIC 7 NIGHTS A WEEK MUSIC 7 NIGHTS A WEEKVIEW OUR ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE ONLINE at Brattasristorante.com COLD WATER LOBSTER TAILS EVERY NIGHT STONE BAKED PIZZAS SIGNATURE DISHES DECADENT DESSERTS HALLOWEEN PARTY OCT 31 HALLOWEEN PARTY OCT 31 st st Resellers of TOUCHBISTRO POS SYSTEMS FOR RESTAURANTS For More Info call 877-264-1868 or contact us on our website p1imc.com


THE RIVER OCTOBER 24, 2014 14 Fishermans Paradise: Granny And The Monstersby Cynthia A. WilliamsBerry C. Williams (1915 to 1976) was something of a legend as a fisherman in the waters off Fort Myers in the 1950s and early 1960s. Reproduced for you here are chapters from his unfinished Fishermans Paradise, an account of his fishing adventures that are often hilarious and always instructional. It is presented by Williams daughter, Cynthia Williams, a freelance writer and editor living in Bokeelia on Pine Island. Chapter VI Part I My mother lives in Tennessee, but visits us each year in Florida. Before we moved to Fort Myers, I doubt if she had ever wet a fishing hook, but after a few trips out with me, she has become a veritable tiger about catching fish. How she catches them is a mystery to me. No sooner does she get a strike than she squenches her eyes tightly shut and starts flaying the rod in every direction, usually yelling for help and occasionally gaining a little ground by reeling in. One morning, almost at the crack of dawn, Mother and I were at our favorite spot: the Sanibel ferry slip. On that March day, she was 65 years old and considerably overweight for her height. Dressed in sneakers, a floppy pair of Baghdad pants, an old Navy shirt of mine, a blue denim jacket and a pith helmet, she was a sight to see. We had caught five big black grouper, ranging from four to 11 pounds and seven or eight small sheepshead. As I was putting the last sheepshead into my fish box, I got to thinking about what would happen if I got a big Jewfish on and had to depend on Granny as my children call her to untie the boat and wield the oars. I concluded that, in that event, Id lose either Granny or the fish, so I decided Id better use some type of line that wouldnt give at all, and prepare to use what strength I had in a to-the-death struggle there at the ferry slip. I then broke out the smallest anchor line I had, a 20-foot piece of quarterinch nylon line with a 1,000-pound-test strength. I tied one end of this line to the cleat on the portside of my boat and on the other end, I tied a large cast-net swivel, to which I added two strands of 212pound test steel leader wire. I put a huge egg sinker on this double leader wire, then attached the leader to a 12/0 Sobey hook, to which I hooked a medium-size sheepshead. I told Granny to move to the other side of the boat so shed be out of harms way if all hell broke loose. To be continued next week... Granny at Punta Rassa fish camp in 1957 Plant SmartTiger Clawby Gerri ReavesTiger claw (Erythrina variegata) is a deciduous tree native to tropical Asia. This fast-grower can reach up to 80 feet tall, so its best suited to large landscapes. The orientalis variety pictured here has attractive large green leaves with creamy or pale green veins. The compound leaves are comprised of three deltashaped leaflets, each about six inches long. Branches and longer leaf stalks have curved spines. It is related to the coral, or Cherokee, bean tree ( Erythrina herbacea), a Florida native, and is also called coral bean because of its dense clusters of deep red showy flowers. One much larger flower petal that arches out of the split calyx (collective sepals) resembles a sharp feline claw in shape, thus the common name tiger claw. This ornamental works well as a shade or specimen tree and develops a wide canopy and symmetrical crown. It is very drought tolerant and salt tolerant as well, so it can be used in coastal landscapes. Give it full sun. Propagate with the seeds in the cylindrical pods or with woody cuttings. The seeds and bark are said to be poisonous if ingested, but the flowers are used as seasoning in some parts of Central America. Sources: Flowering Trees of Florida by Mark K. Stebbins, Tropical Blossoms of the Caribbean by Dorothy and Bob Hargreaves, floridata.com, and edis.ifas.ufl.edu. Plant Smart explores the plant life of South Florida and sustainable landscape practices. The orientalis variety is liked for its large ornamental leaves photos by Gerri Reaves Tiger claw, a relative of the native coral bean tree, is also known as Indian coral tree BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island


15 THE RIVER OCTOBER 24, 2014 FGCU Choirs To Join Fort Myers Symphonic MastersingersOn Saturday, October 25, FGCUs University and Chamber Choirs will perform with the Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers Chamber Choir at 7:30 p.m. in the U. Tobe Recital Hall in the music building on the FGCU campus. The Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers Chamber Choir, conducted by Jeff Faux, will perform Bachs Gloria and Palestrinas timeless Sicut Cervus. The FGCU ensembles, conducted by Assistant Professor in the Bower School of Music & the Arts Trent R. Brown, will sing works by Haydn, Whitacre, Howells, Tomkins and others. The ensembles will combine to perform selections by Barber, Hogan, and FGCU Assistant Professor and composer Jason Bahr. There will be an encore performance on Sunday, October 26 at 3 p.m. at CityGate Ministries, 1735 Jackson Street in Fort Myers. Tickets are $10 and are available online at www.fgcu.edu/cas/bsm, or at the door. For more information, contact the office of Trent Brown at 590-1266. From page 3Fort Myers Chamber Seeking Speakers speakers bureau participants will be considered first for these opportunities. We will be limiting the speakers bureau to 100 participants. There is a $25 application fee for all speakers bureau applicants. Once you have submitted your application fee, you will automatically receive the speakers bureau application. Only complete applications will be considered for the speakers bureau and must be submitted by Monday, November 3. Once the roster is determined, the speakers bureau roster will be in effect until December 2016. If you have any questions, email EricaC@FortMyers.org. Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER OCTOBER 24, 201416 Florida Reps Fall ClassesFlorida Repertory Theatres Education Department announced that enrollment is now open for its Fall 2014 Session B classes. Starting on November 3, the fall class schedule will run for six weeks, and include programming for students of all ages and experience levels with classes in film acting techniques, musical theatre, improv, and so much more. Florida Reps Classes are taught by working theatre professionals. Class sizes are small, usually four to 10 students, allowing each student to receive individual instruction, which encourages their full potential. Classes are held on the Historic Arcade Theatres campus in the Fort Myers River District on Bay Street, between Jackson and Hendry streets. To enroll, visit Florida Rep online at www.FloridaRepEducation.org or call Education Associate Bailey Heinz at 332-4665 ext. 20. Fall Class Session B November 3 to December 8 (No classes November 27) Imagination Station ($90) Ages 4 to 7 Mondays, 4 to 5 p.m. Instructor: Olivia Palmer This class will encourage your young performer to use their best natural gift: imagination. Students will create stories and characters with this fun and interactive class. Musical Movers! ($90) Ages 4 to 7 Saturdays, 11 a.m. to noon Instructor: Bailey Heinz Kick it up a notch with this high-octane movement class, specifically geared for younger actors. Improvisation! ($90) Ages 8 to 12 Mondays, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Instructor: Bailey Heinz No script? No problem! Students will explore improv techniques to help them think on their feet while entertaining the masses. Words! Words! Words! ($90) Ages 8 to 12 Tuesdays, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Instructor: Lauren Sale Hone your instincts and performance skills when working with text. This class will explore scenes and monologues from both all-time favorites and brand new material! Class will end in a presentation. Film Acting Series: Lights, Camera, Commercial! ($120) Ages 8 to 12: Wednesdays, 4 to 6 p.m. Ages 13 to 17: Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m. Adults: Wednesdays, 8 to 10 p.m. Instructor: Aaron Jackson Explore the techniques and talents required to capture that commercial gig. Act Up! Drama Workshop ($90) Ages 11 to 16 Thursdays, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Instructor: Rachel Burttram Created specifically for students on the Autism Spectrum, this course uses theatre techniques to work on social skills, verbal communication and reading non-verbal cues in a collaborative environment. Ensemble Essentials & Vocal Ensemble Designed to help strengthen your skills for working in the conservatory program. Find out what it means to be part of a company by exploring acting and vocal audition techniques before moving on to working together as an ensemble in acting & vocal essentials. Ensemble Essentials ($90) Ages 13 to 18 Session B Mondays, 5 to 7 p.m. Instructor: Lauren Sale Vocal Ensemble ($90) Ages 13 to 18 Session B Mondays, 7 to 9 p.m. Instructor: Ligia Piccu Visit www.FloridaRepEducation.org to see the lineup for Fall Class Session B, to read teaching artist bios and to learn about all of the programming Florida Reps Education Department has to offer. Florida Rep will offer a number of fall classes Brattas serves fresh made-to-order food in an inviting atmosphere featuring live music nightly. The two for $20 menu is served all day Sunday to Thursday. Happy Hour is daily from 4 to 6:30 p.m. with drink and appetizer specials. Filet Napoleon, Taylor Street baked ziti and fresh bruschetta are a few favorites on the restaurants daily menu. Lobster tail and Chilean sea bass is served on the weekends. 12984 S. Cleveland Avenue, Fort Myers. Call 433-4449. Courtneys is a family business run by Executive Chef Dale, his wife Betty and their son, Courtney. The warm and welcoming bar is great for lunch, libations and lots of laughter. Relax in comfort with friends and enjoy discounted drinks and appetizers during happy hour, served 4 to 7 p.m. daily. The dining room offers a wonderful dinner variety; if youre an early diner, be sure to check out the Sunset Dining Specials. Eggceptional entres highlight the restaurants Sunday brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday dinner is served 4 to 8 p.m. 20351 Summerlin Road, Units #111 and 112, Fort Myers. Call 466-4646. Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille is named for the Doc Ford character in local author Randy Wayne Whites bestselling mystery novels. Its a well known gathering place with indoor and outdoor patio seating. The combined menu offers all the lunch and dinner items from 11 a.m. until closing. It includes cedar plank salmon topped with a mango chipotle glaze or a marinated grilled chicken sandwich and theres a well provisioned raw bar. Tropical drinks are a specialty, notably the signature rum drink, Island Mojito. 708 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach. Call 765-9660. Ichiban is a downtown favorite for Chinese and Japanese cuisine. The name means Number One in Japanese and offers its customers the perfect balance of great quality and affordable prices. Ichiban has been family owned and operated for 10 years and its enduring popularity is a testament to its exceptional, friendly service. 1520 Broadway #106, Fort Myers. Call 334-6991. Where can you go when youre in the moooood for some great cookin, local fun and prices that wont make you lose the farm? Try Island Cow on Sanibel. Island Cow is an airy bistro with french doors leading out to the front and back patios. It is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dine under the stars while you listen to live music on one of Sanibels only al fresco eating porches. 2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Call 472-0606.continued on page 17 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 Can you say lawbstah? Pictured is the Worlds Ultimate Lobster Roll from Nervous Nellies COURTNEYS CONTINENTAL CUISINE ISLAND COW


17 THE RIVER OCTOBER 24, 2014 Gulfshore Playhouse Continues SeasonGulfshore Playhouse will continue their 2014-15 season with Body Awareness by Pulitzer Prizewinning playwright Annie Baker, playing November 1 through 16, with $30 preview performances on October 29 and 30. From one of Americas hottest young playwrights comes a play that cleverly skewers liberal pretentions and turns political correctness on its head. With wit, empathy and a frank point of view, Annie Baker snaps a picture of a nontraditional modern American family struggling to make things work. When an unexpected guest arrives, questions of sexuality and self-identity come up. With a truth that is often hilarious and touching, this play illuminates many of the struggles families face in todays tumultuous times. I am thrilled to bring such a smart and witty comedy to our stage, said Kristen Coury, founder and producing artistic director of Gulfshore Playhouse. This play touches upon struggles that many families face every day, and regardless of circumstance many of our patrons will be able to relate to it. Gulfshore Playhouse artistic associate Cody Nickell will direct the production. He has directed Gulfshore Playhouses productions of The Mountaintop, Something Intangible and God of Carnage. Nickells credits as an actor at Gulfshore Playhouse include Jacob Marleys Christmas Carol, Ken Ludwigs The Games Afoot, All My Sons, The Whipping Man, Art and Blithe Spirit. Having worked in renowned theaters all over the country, he has been a part of over 40 professional productions, including world and U.S premieres, classic re-stagings and multiple award-winning shows.To purchase tickets or for more information, call the box office at 1-866-8114111 or visit www.gulfshoreplayhouse. org. Eric Hissom Julia Brothers Kate Eastwood Norris Michael Pantozzi Poetry Alliance Presents An Evening Of Diverse VerseThe Poetry Alliance will host a spoken word and poetry open mic at the Alliance for the Arts on Saturday, November 1 from 7 to 9 p.m. It is free and open to the public, although a $5 suggested donation is encouraged to support future free programming at the Alliance. The Poetry Alliance is a group of poets who gather monthly to share their work and look for ways to advocate for more poetry in Southwest Florida. Call 939-2787 or visit www.ArtInLee.org for more information. The Alliance for the Arts is at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Artists@Work Demo Day At AllianceOn Saturday, November 1, a dozen members of the SWFL Florida Fine Craft Guild will demonstrate their techniques during Artists@Work at the Alliance for the Arts. This free, family friendly demo day runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. during the Alliance GreenMarket, which takes place every Saturday morning. Participating artists include Martha Grattan (hand-built pottery), Lorraine Capps (fused glass), Bobbi Robertson (eggshell art), Dale Eulitz (beaded jewelry), Lisa Tully (beaded embroidery), Sue Archer (glass painting and casting), Angela Aradia and Al Liccardi (raku firing), Nancy and Bill Giffin (Nantucket-style baskets woven over glass vases), Sandra Mae Rashan (polymer clay jewelry), Trudy Sampson and Lynn Ondercin (stone sculpture), Renee Farr (mosaics) and Katrina Parker (doll making). The SWFL Fine Craft Guild is comprised of local artisans, craftsmen and craftswomen. Its members combine old world craftsmanship with contemporary techniques to produce unique works of art. For more information about Artists@Work, visit www. ArtInLee.org or call 939-2787. Save the date February 28, 2015 for the next Artists@ Work event, which will feature additional members of the SWFL Fine Craft Guild. The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Angela Aradia and Al Liccardi demonstrate raku firing Nervous Nellies is a casual, family-fun restaurant that boasts a large selection of appetizers, fresh seafood, over-stuffed sandwiches and entres. Dine in airconditioned comfort or outside on Nellies expansive waterfront patio. Happy hour all day. Grab a bite to eat or drink and swing to the beats of live reggae, rock and island music from the areas premier musical talent. Just upstairs from Nellies is Uglys Waterside Bar, the place where everyone gets prettier, and happy hour is all day, every day. Parking for your car or boat for free for patrons. The GPS coordinates are 26.41 N 81.18 W. 1131 First Street, Fort Myers Beach at the Fort Myers Historic Seaport at Nervous Nellies Marina. Call 463-8077. Formerly known as the Sunshine Seafood Cafe and Lounge, Sunshine Grille serves all of your favorite dishes for lunch and dinner. In addition to its previous menu, the restaurant is also serving gourmet flat breads prepared in a wood fire stove with fresh oak. Wood-fired steaks fill out the menu, including a ribeye and a porterhouse, to go along with our famous wood-fired filet mignon. Happy hour and live music are featured daily. 8700 Gladiolous Drive, Fort Myers. Call 489-2233. SUNSHINE GRILLE NERVOUS NELLIES CRAZY WATERFRONT EATERYFrom page 16Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER OCTOBER 24, 201418 ArtFest Fort Myers Wins In International CompetitionArtFest Fort Myers, Southwest Floridas premier fine art festival, won accolades at the recent International Festival & Events Association Convention in Kansas City. Thousands of event professionals from around the globe gather each year to learn, share and honor the accomplishments of those who demonstrate excellence. We are thrilled to be in the company of such prestigious events and be recognized as one of the best, explained Sharon McAllister, ArtFest Fort Myers Executive Director. It was an honor to bring home six awards from IFEA. The ArtFest Fort Myers award-winning categories included best event/program within an event to benefit a cause for Seahorse Dreams Project benefiting Golisano Childrens Hospital, best miscellaneous on-site dcor for VIP Tent at Friday Night Opening, best sponsorship program for a sponsor for Art Under 20 Competition (high school art students) with Florida SouthWestern State College (formerly Edison State College), best ad series featuring the work of local graphic designer Janine Giovinazzi from Dzine Studio, best outdoor billboard for the Publix Art Yard, and best T-shirt design featuring the artwork of Tara Funk Grim. ArtFest Fort Myers, the annual juried fine art festival, takes place on February 6, 7 and 8, 2015 in the Fort Myers River District. Join the experience with 215 professional artists from across the county and around the world, the largest high school art exhibit and competition in south Florida and free interactive art experiences for children of all ages. For more information, visit www.ArtFestFortMyers.com. ArtFest Fort Myers representatives receiving an award Golisano Childrens Hospital Opens New Epilepsy Monitoring UnitWhile most people are snuggled up in bed all night, neurodiagnostic technologists like Chris Talbert are up sitting in front of a monitor watching young patients sleep. Talbert is part of the new Epilepsy Monitoring Unit team that tracks young patients, looking for clues to help determine the cause of their seizures. We monitor the patients constantly, Talbert said. We have to watch closely. Most seizures are two to three minutes long. As soon as I see something, I let the nurses know. The first of its kind in the region, the units are designed to give physicians the best opportunity to evaluate seizures and try to determine their cause since seizures often occur while a patient is sleeping. Its scary, said Vilievy Flores of Naples. We have no family history of something like this. Her son, 10-year-old Emilio Suarez, had two unexplained seizures last summer and recently spent a night in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit for testing. Flores says that having the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit is so important because monitoring Emilios brain for an extended period of time will lead to answers. Its very thorough. During the night, while I was sleeping in the room with him, I woke up and one of the techs was here, adjusting the wires, she said. They were so quiet. The best part for Emilio was sleeping through the test. I didnt know it (the seizures) happened, he said. My brother showed me pictures after I was conscious. Im asleep when it happens. One of the best components of this test is that it can be tailored individually for each child. We can keep a child for an overnight stay or up to several days depending on what information we need, added pediatric neurologist Guillermo Philipps, MD We use this information to determine the best course of treatment. We are really pleased to offer this service because it helps families get answers. Lee Memorial Health System opened the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit at Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida as part of its recent partnership with Miami Childrens Hospital. Like many patient care enhancements at Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, donations made the purchase of the new equipment possible. Thousands of community members support the hospital each year and their generosity provides tremendous benefits for these young patients. Dr. Philipps examines Emilio Suarez, 10, of Naples, who had two unexplained seizures last summer and recently spent a night in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit for testing Neurodiagnostic technologists like Chris Talbert observe young patients through a monitoring system as they sleep. Talbert is part of the new Epilepsy Monitoring Unit team at Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida that tracks young patients, looking for clues to help determine the cause of their seizures. Email your editorial copy to: press@riverweekly.com


19 THE RIVER OCTOBER 24, 2014 A 50-1 Longshot At Seasons Start, The Royals Started The World Series On The Cusp Of Baseball Historyby Ed FrankIf you love an underdog, youve got to be pulling for the Kansas City Royals, who began the 2014 baseball season as 50-1 longshots to win the World Series. The first two games of the series were played after our deadline, but the Royals began the series against the San Francisco Giants on the verge of making history going for a record-tying 12 straight playoff wins despite a void of 29 years since their last post-season appearance. Not only has it been 29 years since KC made any playoff appearance, but 1985 was their last World Series victory. Kansas City won eight straight during this years playoff run, beginning with their dramatic 12-inning wild card victory over the As, and followed by sweeping the Angels in the division series and the Orioles in the ALCS. Then, going all the way back to 1985, the Royals down three games to one against the St. Louis Cardinals won the last three games to cop the world title. The 12-game playoff streak was set by the 1927, 1928 and 1932 Yankees. Kansas City already has earned a page in baseball history by becoming the first team to win their first eight games in the post-season. Because Kansas City is a small market, television is concerned that the series will not have the following of a team from New York, Chicago or Los Angeles. But dont tell that to Kansas City fans. In fact, the Las Vegas odds makers had installed the Royals as slight favorites over the Giants. Kansas City probably would have preferred to be underdog, as every favored team in the 2014 post-season has lost. Early this week, online tickets brokers were quoting ticket prices in KC starting at $408 for standing room up to $11,000 for choice club seats. The improbable journey to the World Series by the Royals has captivated baseball fans... except those fans of the teams vanquished by this squad of no-names. As late as July 21, the Royals were buried near the bottom of the American League Central Division with a lousy 48-50 mark. Manager Ned Yosts job reportedly was in jeopardy. But they went 41-23 (.641) the rest of the way to grab a wild card spot on the last day of the regular season. And that momentum carried them to this weeks World Series. Blinding speed, timely hitting, outstanding defense and pitching, particularly almost unhittable relief pitching, are the ingredients of the Royals current success. Should the Royals fail to tie or break the post-season winning streak and you read this column with the Royals down two games to none against the Giants, dont count them out. Their wild ride to the World Series came with come-from-behind victories, extra-inning victories and walk-off hits. Some might say they are a team of destiny. I say they are team that makes you love baseball. Everblades Split Opening Season Pair The Florida Everblades hockey team opened the 2014-15 season by splitting a pair of home games last weekend at German Arena. They defeated the South Carolina Stingrays, 4-3, on opening night and then lost, 2-1, on Saturday night in an overtime shootout. The two games drew a total of 10,839 fans. The Everblades are home this Friday with a 7:30 p.m. game against the Orlando Solar Bears. Florida split a pair of pre-season games with Orlando. ABWAs Sanibel-Captiva Chapter Offers ScholarshipsThe American Business Womens Association (ABWA) Sanibel-Captiva Charter Chapter is offering two womens scholarships for 2015 funded through the Stephen Bufton Memorial Education Fund. Two IMPACT scholarships, each worth $2,000, will be awarded to eligible students in May 2015. The scholarships are awarded to female students who will be attending accredited U.S. colleges, universities or community/vocational schools. Applicants must be female; residents of either Lee, Collier, Charlotte or Hendry county in Florida; be U.S. citizens; and college freshman or sophomores with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applications must be completed by March 1, 2015. The Stephen Bufton Memorial Education Fund, ABWAs National Education Fund, is one of the most highly respected grant and scholarship funds in the country. For over 60 years, ABWA has helped women achieve their business and professional goals through educational scholarships. Since its inception, more than 160,000 women nationwide have benefited by over $17,000,000 in scholarships given through ABWA. Eligible women interested in applying should contact Lynda Rubenstein, education chair for the Sanibel/Captiva Charter Chapter of ABWA, at lyndar83@aol.com for more information. Cast Your Vote For The Gulf Coast Humane SocietyThe Gulf Coast Humane Society could win up to 300 bags of pawTree dog food for the shelter if declared the winner of pawTrees Adopt-A-Shelter Campaign. You can vote once a day by going to https://www.facebook.com/ pawtree/app_916375091708583. $ 459.000


THE RIVER OCTOBER 24, 201420 AppleJuiceUpdate Your Apple Contactsby Carol Rooksby Weidlich, President, SWACKSGone are the days of the spinning Rolodex. Small cards where youve captured a company, organization or individuals contact information. Sometimes, these cards have been updated manually with cross-outs and white out and handwritten new telephone numbers or names printed on the card. Today, most of us keep our contact information electronically in our smartphone, iPad/tablet or computer. How often do you check through your Contacts looking for duplicate entries, incomplete information and entries that havent been completed and are just taking up space? Today, take a few minutes and update your contact information. Open Contacts and click on All Contacts in the left column. Next, go up to the Menu Bar and click Card > Look for Duplicates. If a duplicate card(s) is/are found, you have the option to merge the duplicate cards into one. Please note that when you give the OK to merge, you do not have an opportunity to see what cards are merged and if there is different information in each card. Your alternative is to scroll through your center column looking at the names. See a duplicate? You can now check to see if the information is the same or you need to decide which vCard is correct. Delete the vCard with the incorrect information. After cleaning up any duplicates, spend a few minutes customizing your Contacts. To add a pre-formatted field open Contacts > Preferences > Template > click the Add Field drop-down menu and youll see 18 preformatted fields. Those in black have not been used in your card template. Find one you like, select it and it becomes part of your vCard. Close Preferences and youre done. To add a custom field, open Contacts > Preferences > Template > click the Add Field drop-down menu. You can now customize 10 of the fields shown in black: Text: Related Name or Address; Numerical: Phone, Birthday or Dates; Web Data: Email, URL, Instant Message, Twitter or Profile. Dont forget that you can add a photo of your contact. Click on Edit, then on the image area next to the contacts name. You have four options to import a photo: Defaults (images in the Apple operating system), iCloud (photos you have stored in the Apple cloud), Faces (will look at photos identified in iPhoto) and Camera (will look whats on your camera roll). Find the images you want, click on the image and use the slide to scale the photo. You may also have a folder with photos open and drag that photo onto the photo area, adjusting the size of the photo to fit the area. 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/. Class For Family CaregiversPowerful Tools For Caregivers is an education series designed to provide you with the tools you need to take care of yourself. This class is made available through a grant from the Florida Department of Elder Affairs in collaboration with Lee Memorial Health System and the CARE Program. The program is also partially funded by the Lee Memorial Auxiliary. This program helps family caregivers reduce stress, improve self-confidence, communicate feelings better, balance their lives, increase their ability to make tough decisions and locate helpful resources. Classes consist of six sessions held once a week. Two experienced Class Leaders conduct the series (many are experienced caregivers themselves, who have successfully applied the techniques they teach). Interactive lessons, discussions and brainstorming will help you take the tools you choose and put them into action for your life. Participants will receive a book, The Caregiver Helpbook, developed specifically for the class. A donation of $30 to help defray the cost of the book is suggested, but not required to attend the class. Classes will be held on Tuesdays for six weeks, beginning October 28, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Senior Friendship Center, 5272 Summerlin Commons Way #604 in Fort Myers. If needed, special discounts for companionship care in the home are available for PTC participants during the weekly class times. For more information or to register, call 343-9224. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required. The Estuary At Shell Point More Than Half SoldMore than half of the homes are under contract in The Estuary, Shell Point Retirement Communitys newest neighborhood, and construction is under way on the first single-family signature home, the villa models, and the community building and pool. To date, 27 homes eight single family houses and 19 villa residences have been committed. The response to the design details in both the single family homes and the attached villas has been overwhelmingly positive, and prospective residents are intrigued by the new 75 percent and 90 percent refundable contracts were offering, said Ted Benjamin, director of sales for Shell Point. There are 23 remaining villa residences available with an option of two different floor plans: the Captiva and the Sanibel. Preview homes for these models will be available for tours in November. There is currently a wait list for single family homes. According to Director of Project Development Bob Southern, the neighborhood community building and the first single family signature home are under way and targeted for completion by late November. Shell Point has partnered with Wright Construction Group to build the homes. We are progressing ahead of schedule, and we are looking forward to welcoming our first residents in December, added Southern. Shell Point is also planning a 35,000-square-foot clubhouse to expand the social and lifestyle opportunities for residents of the entire community. In addition to serving the 18-hole championship golf course, the clubhouse will include a pro shop, dining and banquet facilities, a health club, a salon and meeting rooms. A preview home featuring the Useppa design is located near the entrance to The Island at Shell Point. Site tours and appointments are available weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. by calling 466-1131. For more information and a virtual tour, visit www. shellpoint.org/estuary. Useppa model home The Estuary at Shell Point streetscape FGCU Small Business WorkshopThe Florida Small Business Development Center at FGCU will host Understanding Financial Statements: A Guide to Better Decision Making on Saturday, October 25. This workshop is intended for every small business owner and their accounting staff. Learn the nuts and bolts to understanding financial statements and how to make them work for you. Workshop will be held at the FGCU Atrium, located at 8696 College Pkwy., Suite 1181 in Fort Myers. Admission is $30. To make a reservation, visit www.sbdcseminars.org or call the main office at 7453700.


21 THE RIVER OCTOBER 24, 2014 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My 12-year-old daughter has dyslexia and has trouble reading. Lately, she has said that she can read better on her smartphone and is pestering me about buying e-books for her. While I am happy to see her want to read more, I am having trouble understanding why she likes to read on her phone. What do you know about this? Elena, North Fort Myers Elena, It must be great to see your daughter enjoying reading and wanting to read more. People with dyslexia, approximately 15 percent of all Americans, do struggle with text so its interesting to hear abut your daughters preference. After going through some research, I did find some initial support for why your daughter likes reading on her phone. Dr. Matthew Schneps, astrophysicist, is also dyslexic, and he too has found reading on his phone to be much easier. Once Dr. Schneps discovered that it was easier to read on his phone, he decided to find out if it others with dyslexia would also have more success reading on their phones as well. In his initial study, Schneps monitored 100 students with dyslexia while they read on smart phones to see if it improved their comprehension of science, technology, engineering and math lessons. While it aided some students, not all were impacted so results were mixed. Schneps then wanted to see if the students would have the same improved reading experience with a tablet. He then used an eye tracker to see if students read faster on a smart phone or on a tablet. Overall, the students tested read faster on a smart phone. Because people with dyslexia tend to get distracted by many words on one page, the key, according to Schneps, is only having two or three words in a line. Clearly, more research needs to take place. Right now, it is not clear why some students benefit from reading on devices over paper. Hopefully, Dr. Schneps will continue his research to provide more information to the dyslexic community. Here are two links where you can find e-books to borrow. One is http://app. overdrive.com/. It is the default app for most public libraries. All you need is your library card to borrow a book. I use this app daily, since I too love reading on my smart phone. The other site, www.bookshare.org, is geared for people with reading and/or visual disabilities and may be of some assistance for your daughter. 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. Food Drive At Lee Schools A SuccessThe Salvation Army Canned Food Drive 2014 has concluded. Every year, The Salvation Army teams up with schools in Lee County and invites students to bring in canned and packaged food. Students were asked to bring food to their schools from September 15 to 26. Eighty Lee County schools participated in the food drive and collected 83,297 cans. Donations collected during this years drive will be used to provide a food basket for each family that has registered for Christmas assistance through The Salvation Armys Christmas Cheer Program. Last year, The Salvation Army served 4,687 families representing 9,273 children through Christmas Cheer. Food collected during the schools drive will also be used to stock the shelves at The Salvation Armys food pantry, where families in crisis can receive help. The success of the canned food drive was made possible by the Lee County School District and sponsors: JW Cole & Sons, Wallace International Trucks, and Kraus Foods. Royal Palm Yacht Club To Stage Bikers Vs. Brainers Trivia TournamentOn Sunday, October 26 from 5 to 7 p.m., a team of motorcyclists will go head-to-head with a team of MENSANS in a trivia tournament to benefit the Southwest Florida MENSA Scholarship Fund. The event, hosted by the Royal Palm Yacht Club, will be held at the City Pier Building, 1300 Hendry Street in Downtown Fort Myers. There is no admission charge and the event is open to the public. Come and learn a little and laugh a lot. Contributions for the scholarship fund will be gladly accepted. For additional information, contact Jeff Avery at 851-0719 or email bikeshop@att. net. Our email address is press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER OCTOBER 24, 2014 22 Cypress Cove Board Reception Pictured from right, Lee Healthcare Resources President Doug Dodson, State Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto and Cypress Cove at HealthPark Florida Executive Director Michele Wasserlauf share a few moments at Cypress Coves board of directors/resident reception on the continuing care retirement communitys campus. Last weeks reception is the first of several functions in the coming months at Cypress Cove, culminating on November 13 with the groundbreaking ceremony of the communitys two-story, 44-suite Memory Care Residences. Financial FocusAvoid These Scary Investment Movesby Jennifer BaseyWhether you have young children or not, youre probably well aware that Halloween is almost here. However, despite the plethora of skeletons and ghosts you might see floating around this week, you probably dont have much to fear (except, possibly, running out of candy). But in real life, some things genuinely are frightening such as scary investment moves. Of course, investing, by its very nature, is not a risk-free endeavor. Ideally, though, these risks are also accompanied by the possibility of reward. Nonetheless, some investment moves carry very little in the way of upside potential and should be avoided. Here are a few to consider: Not investing The scariest investment move you can make is to not invest at all because if you dont invest, you are highly unlikely to achieve a comfortable retirement or meet any other important financial goals. In a recent survey conducted by the National Council on Aging and other groups, 45 percent of the respondents who were 60 or older said they wished they had saved more money, and almost one-third said they wished they had made better investments. So make investing a priority, and choose some investments that have the potential to provide you with the growth youll need to meet your objectives. Overreacting to scary headlines The financial markets like stability, not uncertainty. So the next time you see some news about domestic political squabbles or unsettling geopolitical events, such as conflicts in foreign lands, dont be surprised if you see a drop, perhaps a sizable one, in the Dow Jones Industrial Average and other market indices. But these declines are usually shortlived. Of course, the markets do not exist in isolation they can and will be affected by whats happening in the world. Yet, over the longer term, market movements are mostly governed by mundane, nonheadline-grabbing factors, such as corporate earnings, interest rate movements, personal income levels, and so on. Heres the point: Dont overreact to those scary headlines, or even to short-term market drops. Instead, focus on the fundamentals driving your investments and maintain a long-term perspective. Chasing hot investments You can receive tips on hot investments from multiple sources: television, the Internet, your friends, your relatives the list goes on and on. But by the time you get to these investments, they may already have cooled off and, in any case, may not be appropriate for your needs. Stick with investments that offer good prospects and are suitable for your risk tolerance. Failing to diversify When it comes to investing, too much of a good thing is a relevant term. If your portfolio is dominated by one type of asset class, such as aggressive growth stocks, and we experience a downturn that is particularly hard on those stocks, you could face sizable losses. But if you spread your investment dollars among growth stocks, international stocks, bonds, government securities and certificates of deposit (CDs), you can lessen the impact of a market drop. Keep in mind, though, that while diversification can reduce the effects of volatility, it cant guarantee a profit or prevent losses. Halloween is over quickly. But scary investment moves can have a lasting effect so stay away from them. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jennifer.basey@edwardjones.com. Animal Services Offers Special Deal On Pet Adoptions For FallSay farewell to summer and Fall In Love with your new best friend. Lee County Domestic Animal Services is offering the chance to adopt pets for special prices now through November 29. The fall discounts will range from 40 to 50 percent off regular fees. All cats six months and over are only $25 and all black cats and kittens are just $8. Dogs 40 pounds and up may be adopted for $30. The adoption package still includes spay or neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, microchip ID and many other veterinary services. During the Fall In Love adoption promotion, potential adopters may visit Animal Services located off Six Mile Cypress Parkway next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office, to meet potential companions and discover the many benefits of having a pet: happiness, companionship, improved physical and emotional health, and unconditional love. Adoption hours are Monday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information about Fall In Love, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or visit www. LeeLostPets.com. Also, visit the website to view a current list of pets for adoption and submit an application. The website updates hourly. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com Email your editorial copy to: press@riverweekly.com


23 THE RIVER OCTOBER 24, 2014 Walk To End Alzheimers In Fort MyersRuthe and Salvador Kapunan amble slowly through the maze of sculptures that Sal has created. Ruthe pauses in front of her favorite: a sculpture of The Medusa, complete with a carved face and snake hair made of old roots covered with clay. They have 10 large sculptures outside their house and about six inside. Sal has been an award winning visionary artist who makes beautiful things out of trash. At one time, he was called The Trash Professor. The only problem is that Sal has no memory of his own handiwork. He has vascular dementia, caused by a series of mini-strokes and Alzheimers. As Ruthe puts him in his favorite chair next to his book case, she looks at the seven books that he has written. There are textbooks on teaching and art. The only problem is that he has no recollection of writing the books nor of the poignant experiences that he has endured. Ruthes favorite book is his autobiography, Surviving World War II as a Child Swamp Hermit. During World War II, the Japanese invaded his home in the Philippines. This story, which is an adopted text for reading by children in the Philippines, is about Sal as a 10-yearold boy who lived alone in a swamp. His father abandoned him because he was the runt of nine children, and the family could not care for him. In order to survive, he learned about the environment and made friends with the trees, birds, fish and so on. He even gave them names and personalities. Returning after three years of isolation, he was completely illiterate but decided to learn all he could. Eventually, he acquired a PhD in philosophy and taught at various colleges. The couple moved from Boone, North Carolina to Cape Coral, where Sal busied himself with sculpture. He became an expert at creating from old, discarded things, again expressing his love for the environment. Ruthe, a former producer at PBS and now 88, has been a regular attendee at two different support groups of the Alzheimers Association Florida Gulf Coast Chapter. She recently had a garage sale and dedicated all the proceeds to the Alzheimers Association Walk To End Alzheimers. 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 2.5-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 Katie Hood at 405-7008 or walk@alzflgulf.org. To learn more about Walk To End Alzheimers or join a team, go to www. alz.org/walk. Family & Friends CPR CourseStella Toomey of On The Spot CPR Training will offer American Heart Association Family & Friends CPR Anytime Course on Saturday, November 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Hampton Inn located at 619 SE 47th Terrace in Cape Coral. The cost for this life-saving course is $25. Preregistration is required and class size is limited. The American Heart Association Family & Friends CPR Anytime course will give participants hands on preparation for CPR and choke-saving skills for infant and child. Adult CPR will also be demonstrated. The course would be appropriate anyone in the general public, such as parents, teachers or babysitters. This is not a certification course for healthcare professionals. To make your reservation for training, contact Stella Toomey at onthespotcprtraining@gmail.com or call 5604612. More information is available at www.onthespotcprtraining.com. Ruthe Kapunan stands next to sculpture created by her husband, Salvador Kapunan, who was once called The Trash Professor and wrote an autobiography, Surviving World War II as a Child Swamp Hermit 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 IN THE FALL OF 2014 Look for us at our new larger location conveniently located near Publix in South Pointe Commons at College Pkwy.DOCTORS EYECARE CENTERS New Address 5995 South Pointe Blvd, #111 Fort Myers, FL 33919 239-482-0355 239-332-1555A member of Robert G. LeSage, OD Timothy E. Underhill, OD WE ARE MOVING SOONShare your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER OCTOBER 24, 2014 24 deaRPharmacistSchizandra Is My New Favorite Supplementby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Readers: I cannot tell you how frequently people write to me and say they are tired, and frustrated with ineffective medicine. I believe adrenal exhaustion is at the root of pretty much everyones misery and there isnt a drug that nurtures your precious adrenal glands which are above your kidneys. These help you cope with stress. If you have cry easily, have a short fuse or people call you cranky, then you might have insufficient adrenal function. We live in such a fast-paced world with too much stress, too many emails and too many perceived obligations, its easy to burn your adrenals out. Adaptogens are plant-based supplements that support adrenal health and rebuild it. My personal go-to adaptogens have always been ashwagandha, ginseng or rhodiola. Lately, Ive been studying schizandra (sometimes spelled schisandra) and its my newest favorite supplement. Schizandra was prized for centuries by Chinese emperors as an anti-aging supplement. Wu Wei Zi is its Chinese name. Because it improves moisture retention, imperial ladies used it for prettier skin. Its a wonderful skin supplement in fact. But the beauties of schizandra go much deeper than skin. Animal studies have shown that it can help with memory and brings balance between the off and on switch in your brain, so it helps regulate functioning of your cerebral cortex. Think of it as a tonic for your nervous system. Shchizandra is best known to heal the liver and help you with hepatitis. If you have any liver disease, I urge you to ask your doctor if this over the counter herb is okay for you. Adaptogens classically give you energy and better sleep. That sounds contradictory, doesnt it? But adaptogens are smart and seem to know what your body needs. See why I love it? Schizandra increases energy without the jolt of caffeine. As a cellular cleanser schizandra works by increasing your bodys production of a natural antioxidant called gluathione. Glutathione is a strong liver cleanser. You make glutathione yourself, and schizandra helps you make more, which is fabulous! Over time, men notice stronger desire, better sex and more staying power. It helped with benign prostatic hyperplasia according to a 2014 study, and improved the effects of Flomax. Its the berries! The beautiful red berries! Thats where the medicinal action is and the healing compounds are. What really caught my attention are the studies showing anti-cancer benefits, at least in preliminary animal or petri dish studies. Anything that can slow progression of cancer (reduce metastasis) gets my attention. And in 2009, another animal study published in the International Journal of Molecular Medicine found that schizandra may be a useful chemotherapeutic agent specifically for human leukemia U937 cells. I have a more detailed version of this article including more about cancer and other conditions. To receive it, sign up for my newsletter at www.suzycohen.com and I will email it to you. I also have great news, you can once again read hundreds of my past articles now archived at my site; theres even a search box to look up your health issue. 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 2S&Ls First HomeWalk to First and Vivas Court to see the modest building where an S&L came of age. Then, walk a few blocks to the Southwest Florida Museum of History at 2031 Jackson Street to learn more about the institutions long history. 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 about financial institutions 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. 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, I am fed up with the telephone systems that businesses and most professional offices use. When I call, I want to speak to some one to purchase something or make an appointment. Almost without fail, I get the runaround and finally have to leave a message on their voice mail. Yesterday, I called my stockbroker and his message said, Your message is important to me and I will call you back at my convenience. How about my convenience? I am the one spending my money and when I call, I want to speak at my convenience and that is right now. I wonder, are these people in business to help me, give me service, or am I really calling to help them? What has happened to service, or is that another old fashioned, outdated idea? Leslie W. Dear Leslie W., I am fed up also. I get so tired of their laundry list of options, and what I want usually falls between the tracks of their offerings. What annoys me even more is when I finally get to the right office, then I hear, I am sorry, I am out of my office, please leave your name, etc... I often wonder if they are just down the hall at the water cooler, having coffee, or is this a deliberate technique to screen calls and just ignore the ones they do not think important. We older people are maybe just living beyond our time. So many younger people seem to think that we do nothing and have the time to just sit around and wait for their calls. Unfortunately, if you go to another broker, his telephone technique will probably be exactly the same. I hear this complaint very frequently from young and old, but it only seems to get worse with every passing day. Best of luck. Lizzie Dear Leslie W., Do not confuse new technology with poor customer service, and poor customer service with the younger generations. I am sure that before phone mail and voice mail routing technology, poor customer service existed. Poor customer service in the past was probably one of the reasons new technology was created. I agree with you, listening to long lists of phone selections because our options have changed is annoying. I believe improper use of voice mail is the current centurys example of poor customer service. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com.


PUZZLE ANSWERS 1. GAMES: What popular board game originally was called Lexiko? 2. MOVIES: Who was the female star of Pulp Fiction? 3. TELEVISION: In which television sitcom did the character Reverend Jim appear? 4. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What is the common birthstone associated with the month of February? 5. HISTORY: Which two early American cities were linked by the Natchez Trace route? 6. MYTHOLOGY: What were the Hesperides? 7. GEOGRAPHY: What is the capital of Morocco? 8. FAMOUS QUOTATIONS: Which childrens author once said, Adults are just obsolete children and the hell with them? 9. AD SLOGANS: Which cosmetics company used the advertising slogan, Maybe shes born with it? 10. PHOBIAS: What kind of fear is represented by the condition called thalassophobia? TRIVIA TEST 1. Scrabble 2. Uma Thurman 3. Taxi 4. Amethyst 5. Nashville, Tenn. and Natchez, Miss. 6. Greek nymphs of the evening 7. Rabat 8. Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel) 9. Maybelline 10. A fear of the sea ANSWERSDID YOU KNOW25 THE RIVER OCTOBER 24, 2014 My Stars FOR WEEK OF OCTOBER 27, 2014 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Caution dominates the Sheeps monetary aspect this week. Rams and Ewes might want to shear their big spending plans until a more favorable financial picture begins to emerge by weeks end. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Thrift counts both at home and at work. So you might want to rethink major purchases or investments. Also, be wary of a so-called revelation about a previous decision. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Both household budgets and workplace accounts might benefit from some judicious trimming of unnecessary expenses. A partnership could lead to an unexpected challenge. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A previously overlooked opportunity could reemerge with a new travel-related matter. Check this out carefully to see if its what you really want before you decide one way or another. LEO (July 23 to August 22) This could be the start of a new career-changing phase, so start marking down your many accomplishments for those who need to know how much you have to offer. Good luck. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Its not too early for the sometimes procrastinating Virgo to start making those long-distance travel plans. The sooner you decide where to go, when to go and how to go, the better. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Financial matters once again figure in any major action you might take regarding career, travel or other endeavors. Youll want a ready reserve to help you back up those moves. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Trying to resolve a problem in a personal relationship could be more difficult than youd expected. Look into the possibility that someone might be interfering for his or her own reasons. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A project you once rejected might be more attractive because of changes that you feel you can now work with. The weekend is especially favorable to family matters. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) This is a good week for the gregarious Goat to enjoy being with people you care for. You might even want to show off those creative kitchen skills youre so adept at. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A colleague might think your attitude is patronizing or even outright insulting. True. That might be his or her problem. But you might want to take some reassuring steps anyway. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Its a good time to jettison those old concepts about a family matter you might have been holding on to. This will help make room for a new and more enlightened way of dealing with it. BORN THIS WEEK: You like to analyze a puzzling situation before you try to resolve it. This makes you excel at getting things done the right way. On Nov. 1, 1512, the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome, one of Italian artist Michelangelos finest works, is first exhibited to the public. Michelangelos epic ceiling frescoes consist of nine panels devoted to biblical world history. The most famous of these is The Creation of Adam, a painting in which the arms of God and Adam are stretching toward each other. On Oct. 27, 1858, Theodore Roosevelt, the future 26th president of the United States, is born in New York City. As president, he insisted on a strong navy, encouraged the construction of the Panama Canal and set aside land for Americas first national parks and monuments. On Oct. 29, 1915, President Woodrow Wilson assured social activist Jane Addams that he had no intention of leading the U.S. into war; he was re-elected on the slogan He Kept Us Out of War. By April 1917 Wilson delivered his war message to Congress and the U.S. entered World War I. On Oct. 28, 1922, hundreds of people gather around radios to hear the first-ever cross-country telephone broadcast of a college football game, played between the Chicago Maroons and the Princeton Tigers. The first live broadcast of a college football game didnt happen until 1924. On Oct. 31, 1961, five years after Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev denounced Stalinism, Joseph Stalins embalmed body is removed from public display in Lenins tomb in Moscows Red Square. When Vladimir Lenin died in 1924, he was embalmed and placed in a mausoleum featuring glass casing. On Oct. 30, 1974, 32-year-old Muhammad Ali becomes the heavyweight champion of the world for the second time when he knocks out 25-year-old champ George Foreman in the Rumble in the Jungle. Seven years before, Ali had lost his title when the government accused him of draft-dodging. On Nov. 2, 1983, President Ronald Reagan signs a bill designating a federal holiday honoring Martin Luther King, Jr., to be observed on the third Monday of January. King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. It was American author and critic H.L. Mencken who made the following sage observation: Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit upon his hands, hoist the black flag and begin slitting throats. The condor is the largest flying land bird in the Western Hemisphere -and one of the slowest in reproducing. The female lays only one egg every two years. Those who study such things claim that Napoleon Bonaparte was afraid of cats. Confectioner Milton Hershey suffered through founding two candy companies that ended in failure, then succeeded on his third attempt, and finally sold that company and used the proceeds to found the Hershey Company. After all his hard work, though, he seemed to be less interested in enjoying the fruits of his labors than in helping others. In 1909 he established the Hershey Industrial School for Orphaned Boys, and 10 years later he donated control of the company to a trust for the school. Today the institution is called the Milton Hershey School, and it continues to have a controlling interest in the candy company. Dont consider yourself uneducated if youve never heard of anthropodermic bibliopegy; the practice of binding books with human skin is not (one can hope) common in modern times. Scotsman John Paul Jones is best known for his naval exploits for the nascent United States during the Revolutionary War, and for his infamous utterance, We have not yet begun to fight! Most people dont realize, though, that he was born John Paul and only adopted the surname Jones on his first trip to America, where he came to flee charges in the deaths of two sailors under his command. Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler. -Albert Einstein THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY SPORTS QUIZ 1. How many times did Coach Ron Fraser take the University of Miami (Fla.) baseball team to the College World Series during his 30-year career? 2. Who holds the major-league career record for most outfield assists? 3. In 2013, Atlantas Tony Gonzalez joined two other NFL players who caught a touchdown pass in 17 or more seasons. Name the other two. 4. The San Francisco Dons, in 1956, became the third school to win back-to-back NCAA mens basketball championships. Name the first two to do it. 5. Who holds the record for most career shutouts by a St. Louis Blues goalie? 6. Which countrys mens soccer team has reached three World Cup finals without winning one? 7. Who was the last French bicyclist to win the Tour de France? ANSWERS 1. Twelve times, winning it all twice (1982, ). 2. Tris Speaker, with 449. 3. Irving Fryar (17 seasons) and Jerry Rice (19 seasons). 4. Oklahoma A&M (1945-46) and Kentucky (1948-49). 5. Jaroslav Halak, with 20 shutouts (2010-14). 6. The Netherlands (1974, 2010). 7. Bernard Hinault, in 1985.


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Pets Of The Week SUDOKUTo play Sudoku: Complete the grid so that every row, column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 through 9 (the same number cannot appear more than once in a row, column or 3x3 box.) There is no guessing and no math involved, just logic.answer on page 27 THE RIVER OCTOBER 24, 201430 Emergency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .911 Lee County Sheriffs Of ce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 477-1200 Florida Marine Patrol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 332-6966 Florida Highway Patrol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278-7100 Poison Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-282-3171HealthPark Medical Center . . . . . . . . . . . .1-800-936-5321Ft. Myers Chamber of Commerce . . . . . . . . . . . . 332-3624 Foundation for Quality Childcare . . . . . . . . . . . . . 425-2685 Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce . . . . . . . . . 454-7500 Fort Myers Beach Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 463-9691 Lakes Regional Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .533-4000 Lee County Chamber of Commerce . . . . . . . . . . . . 931-0931 Post Of ce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-800-275-8777 Visitor & Convention Bureau . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .338-3500ARTSAlliance for the Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 939-2787 Arts For ACT Gallery & Studio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337-5050 Art League Of Fort Myers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275-3970 Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall . . . . . . . . . . . 481-4849 BIG ARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .395-0900 Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278-4422 Cultural Park Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 772-5862 Edison Festival of Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334-2999 Florida Repertory Theatre at the Arcade . . . . . . . . . . 332-4488 Florida West Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 948-4427 Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers . . . . . . . . . . . 288-2535 Gulf Coast Symphony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 489-1800 Harmony Chorus, Charles Sutter, Pres . . . . . . . . . . 481-8059 Naples Philharmonic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239-597-1111 The Schoolhouse Theater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472-6862 SW Florida Symphony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 418-0996 Theatre Conspiracy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 936-3239 Young Artists Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 574-9321CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONSAngel Flight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-877-4AN-ANGEL Animal Refuge Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 731-3535 American Business Women Association . . . . . . . . . . 357-6755 Audubon of SWFL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .339-8046 Audubon Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472-3156 Caloosahatchee Chapter DAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 482-1366 Caloosahatchee Folk Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-4620 Cape Chorale Barbershop Chorus . . . . . . . . . .1-855-425-3631 Cape Coral Stamp Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 542-9153 duPont Company Retirees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 454-1083 Edison Porcelain Artists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 415-2484 Embroiderers Guild of America Sea Grape Chapter . . . .239-267-1990 FM UDC Chapter 2614 United Daughters of the Confederacy . 728-3743 Friendship Force Of SW FL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 561-9164 Horticulture and Tea Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472-8334 Horticultural Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472-6940 Lee County Genealogical Society . . . . . . . . . . . . 549-9625 Lee Trust for Historic Preservation . . . . . . . . . . . . 939-7278 NARFE(National Active & Retired Federal Employees . . . . 482-6713 Navy Seabees Veterans of America . . . . . . . . . . . 731-1901 Paradise Iowa Club of SWFL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 667-1354 Sons of Confederate Veterans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 332-2408 Southwest Florida Fencing Academy . . . . . . . . . . . 939-1338 Southwest Florida Music Association . . . . . . . . . . . .561-2118Kiwanis Clubs:Fort Myers Beach. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .765-4254 or 454-8090 Fort Myers Edison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 694-1056 Fort Myers South . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 691-1405 Gateway to the Islands. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 415-3100 Iona-McGregor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 482-0869Lions Clubs:Fort Myers Beach. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 463-9738 Fort Myers High Noon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 466-4228 Estero/South Fort Myers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 898-1921 Notre Dame Club of Lee County . . . . . . . . . . . . . 768-0417 POLO Club of Lee County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 477-4906 Rotary Club of Fort Myers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 332-8158 Sanibel-Captiva Orchid Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472-6940 United Way of Lee County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 433-2000 United Way 211 Helpline (24 hour) . . . . . . . . . .211 or 433-3900AREA ATTRACTIONSBailey-Matthews Shell Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395-2233 Burroughs Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337-9505 Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium . . . . . . . . . . . 275-3435 Edison & Ford Winter Estates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334-3614 Fort Myers Skate Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-7558 Imaginarium Hands-On Museum & Aquarium . . . . . . . . 321-7420 JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge . . . . . . . . . .472-1100 Koreshan State Historic Site . . . . . . . . . . . . .239-992-0311 Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center . . . . . . . 765-8101 Skatium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .321-7510 Southwest Florida Historical Society . . . . . . . . . . . .939-4044 Southwest Florida Museum of History . . . . . . . . . . . 321-7430 True Tours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .945-0405 To be listed in calling card email your information to: press@riverweekly.com Are you looking for a couple of cute bookends? Well, here we are. Our names are Agatha and Dinah and we are much more than just adorable to look at, we have adorable personalities too. We are sure to become loving members of your family so you just need to get here and adopt us fast. Our adoption fee is two for $75. For information about this weeks pets, call 5337387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at www.LeeLostPets.com. When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office, off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, ageappropriate 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. Dinah ID# 598112 Agatha ID# 598107


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