VOL. 9, No. 8 From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort Myers FEBRUARY 19, 2010
Greg Biolchini: Reflecting
Our Spirit Right Back At Us
by Gerri Reaves
L ook across the Caloosahatchee River from downtown Fort Myers and you
might be able to discern a picturesque haven on the shore where creating and
learning about art is the order of the day.
Tucked away on West North Shore Avenue in North Fort Myers is what artist Greg
Biolchini calls "the converted white house," a large studio endowed with the natural-
light and ambience conducive to the serious study of painting and pastels. .7.
After nearly 30 years of teaching art, he has arrived at this philosophy: "Fine art is
the visual language that connects us to our civilization.., it's the thing that tells us who
we're supposed to be. It reflects our spirit right back at us."
The artist has received significant awards and honors, and was elected to Master
Pastel status in 1988. One award that he's especially proud of because it's recogni-
tion from his own community is the 2006 Visual Artist of the Year, awarded by the
Angels of the Arts for Southwest Florida.
He has more than 30 solo shows to his credit, and his work has been included in
notable group exhibitions at the Hermitage Museum in Norfolk, Virginia; the Museum
of Florida Art and Culture; and others.
Among the institutions that hold his work in their public collections are the Virginia
Museum of Animal Art, the Museum of Florida Art and Culture, the Edison-Ford
Winter Home Museum, and the State of Florida Capitol Building.
He is featured in books and major art magazines and is the author of two videos on
painting and pastel technique.
A Very Happy Accident
Local art lovers might connect Biolchini to the flourishing art scene in downtown
Fort Myers going back to the 1970s and 1980s, when the historic Richards Building
on Hendry Street became something of an artists' residence hall. continued on page 20 Biolhini working on portrait
Biolchini working on portrait
continued on page 20
Porcelain Artists Show And Sale
Dresden vase painted by Donna
T he Edison Porcelain Artists Club
of Fort Myers is having its 38th
annual show and sale of hand-
painted chinia on Saturday, February 27
from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will be held in
Browning Hall at St. Hilary's Episcopal
Church on the corner of McGregor Oriental ginger jar painted by Dolores
Boulevard and Colonial Boulevard in Kurtti
The club had a successful High Tea for 92 guests on January 9. The club members
hand-painted 92 plates from which each guest ate sandwiches and cookies. The plates
were gifts to the guests for attending the High Tea.
continued on page 19
Film Festival Brings Award
Winning Shows To Alliance
T he upcom-
ing film in
Alliance for the Arts
Film Series was
described by the
as "Excellent, heart-
breaking, an oddly
mance." The pow-
erful story Garage
is showing in the
Theatre on March 5
at 7:30 and March 6
at 7 p.m. Pat Shortt as Josie and Conor Ryan as David
Josie (Pat Shortt) copyright Element Pictures
has spent 20 years
as the caretaker of
a crumbling gas station in small-town Ireland. Despite loneliness and the fact that his
neighbors treat him as a figure of fun, he's always good natured, absurdly optimistic
and, in his own peculiar way, happy; he has his place it might not be great, but it's
his. Garage is the story of Josie's hapless search for intimacy over the course of a
summer which sees his little niche threatened, and his life changed forever.
As well as winning the CICAE Art and Essai Cinema Prize at the Cannes Film
Festival and the Best Film Prize at Turin Film Festival, Garage has been an official
selection for the London Film Festival, the Toronto Film Festival, the Sao Paolo Film
Festival, the Torino Film Festival and the Pusan Film Festival. The film won several
awards at the 2008 Irish Film and Television Awards, including Best Film, Best Script
and Best Actor for Pat Shortt.
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Historic Downtown Fort Myers,
Then And Now: The Eastward View
From First And Jackson
by Gerri Reaves
oT w much has the eastward view from First and Jackson
A'1 | altered over the last half century?
S At first glance, one might say not an awful lot. Even the
signature royal palms lining First Street provide visual continuity
between then and now.
0 The imposing U.S. Post Office, elegantly presiding on the
northeast corner looks much as it did circa 1955. The bronze cyl-
inders of Jim Sanborn's sculpture Caloosahatchee Manuscripts
are the only major change to the front of that 1933 WPA-built
In the 1950s the Franklin Arms across First Street was still
operating as a hotel. Notice the prominent sign and covered
entrance. Today, that eight-story tower built in 1924 is still going strong. The former
hotel tower is now the Franklin Arms Court condominiums. The two-story street-front
portion of the historic hotel, which traces its roots to the late 1800s as the Hill House,
is now the office of Roetzel and Andress LPA.
The new steeple of the First United Methodist Church down at Royal Palm Avenue
peeks over the trees in center right of the historic photo.
Look eastward from Jackson today, however, and you'll see dead giveaways that
more than a half-century has elapsed.
For one thing, the brick streets and vintage lighting have taken core downtown Fort
Myers back to the 1920s look a big improvement over drab asphalt, most people
The most glaring difference, though, is the absence of the Roberts Building on the
southeast corner of First and Lee, just one block down.
The Roberts Building (right center) stood on the corner of First and Lee Streets for half a
century. This photo was taken circa 1955, not long before the First National Bank (now
Bank of America) was built on the site. photo courtesy of the Florida State Archives
The 1933 Post Office (left), now the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, the Franklin Arms
(right), and the steeple of the First United Methodist Church in the distance still anchor the
eastward view of First Street from Jackson photo by Gerri Reaves
The Roberts Building was actually the second one of that name that Carl F. Roberts
built on that spot. The first was a three-story structure, constructed in the early 20th
century and lost to fire in 1907. Roberts subsequently built this two-story commercial
and apartment building with open upper-floor walkways.
Over the years, the old Roberts Building was home to many businesses and offices,
including Kate Jeffcott Realty and even the Fort Myers Public Library, which was head-
quartered there from 1909 until 1926.
The second Roberts building was demolished in the late 1950s and the new First
Nation Bank opened on the site around 1960.
Today the Bank of America stands on that corner in the much-remodeled First
National Bank building.
The northeast corner has undergone drastic changes, too. Look past the old Post
Office and you'll see the popular Blue Goose Restaurant on the corner. The late 1950s
brought big changes to that corner, when the restaurant moved down the block on Lee
The old restaurant was eventually demolished. The two-story commercial building
now on that site has been recently redeveloped and named First Street Center.
Walk down to First and Jackson, where you can look east and see an attractive over-
lay of redevelopment mesh with the mid-1950s.
Then visit the Southwest Florida Museum of History at 2031 Jackson Street, where
you can see the exhibit Tutankhamun: Wonderful Things from the Pharaoh's Tomb and
ask about their Historic Downtown Walking Tours.
For information, call 321-7430 or go to swflmuseumofhistory.com. The museum's
hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
Then explore family and local history at the Southwest Florida Historical Society at
10091 McGregor Boulevard. Call 939-4044 or drop by on Wednesday or Saturday, 9
a.m. to noon.
Sources: The Story of Fort Myers by Karl H. Grismer and the archives of the
Southwest Florida Historical Society.4
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Dancer Making A
Visit To Fort Myers
Audiences of New York City Ballet
(NYCB) venture from around the
world to see the company's stun-
ning performances, but for the first time
in three decades one prominent dancer
will be missing. Darci Kistler, principal
dancer with NYCB, retires this year.
Southwest Florida is fortunate enough to
see her dance one last time during the
eighth annual BRAVO! Ballet on March
Kistler began studying at the School
of American Ballet (SAB), the official
school of NYCB, at the age of 12. She
has danced with the company since 1980
and in the rank of principal dancer since
1982. She is the last dancer at NYCB
hired by legendary choreographer George
Balanchine, who gave her many lead
roles. She also starred as the Sugarplum
Fairy in the 1993 film version of George
Balanchine's The Nutcracker
BRAVO! Ballet, which features eight
other NYCB principal dancers and two
renowned musicians in the company's
orchestra, raises funds for Gulfshore
Ballet, Southwest Florida's only nonprofit
classical ballet school. The March 14 per-
formance starts at 3 p.m. at the Cypress
Lake Center for the Arts. The Barbara B.
Mann Performing Arts Hall box office is
the official ticket outlet. General admis-
sion tickets can be purchased by calling
481-4849 or visiting www.bbmannpah.
com. Patron tickets at $150 include
preferred seating, reserved parking, and
a Sunset with the Dancers party where
guests mingle with the NYCB dancers,
including Darci Kistler; to purchase these
tickets contact bravoballet@gulfshorebal-
For more information contact Audrea
Anderson at 334-2905.0
Wins Mock Trial
Canterbury School won first place
in Lee County Bar Association's
17th annual Lee County High
School Mock Trial Competition
The competition was January 27 to
29. The Florida Law Related Education
Association's High School Mock Trial
Competition is an academic competition
in which teams of eight students simulate
the roles of both attorneys and witnesses
in a fictional trial situation.
The first two days of the competition
were judged at the Lee County Justice
Center in Fort Myers. The two final
rounds followed by an awards presenta-
tion were held in the Chambers of the
Lee County School Board also in Fort
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There were three teams from Fort
Myers High School, with faculty spon-
sor Jack Ryan, and attorney advisors
Suzanne Boy, Cody Vaughan-Birch,
Scott Beatty, Douglas Waldorf, Robert
Anderson and John Miller.
Canterbury School had one team com-
peting with faculty sponsor Ian Cross and
attorney advisor Vicki Sproat.
Competition coordinators for the Lee
County Bar Association are attorneys
Christine F. Wright of Wright & Shaw,
PA and Renee Binns of Binns Family
Student members of the Canterbury
team were Melissa Bartz, Jordan
Carroll, J.D. Hall, Arielle Myers, Lauren
Pellecchia, Shelby Schoensee, Aakask
Singh, and Grady Simon. The team will
now compete against the top teams from
Charlotte and Collier counties in the 20th
Judicial Circuit competition February 25
and 26. The winning team in that com-
petition will progress to the state competi-
tion March 25 to 27 in Orlando.4
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photo by Paul Kolnik
From page 1
Film Festival At Alliance
copyright Element Pictures
Filming was done on location in Cloghan, County Offaly, Woodford, County
Galway, and Rathcabbin, Co. Tipperary, Ireland over a six-week period in late sum-
mer 2006 with some interior scenes shot in Dublin. Financed by the Irish Film Board,
Film 4, RTE and the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland, Garage and was originally
released in 11 cinemas around Ireland, with a wider release afterwards.
This is the second film from director Lenny Abrahamson and writer Mark
O'Halloran, the team behind the award-winning black comedy Adam & Paul. The
film contains adult content. Run time is 85 minutes.
Garage will play in the Foulds Theatre at the Alliance, on the corner of Colonial
and McGregor boulevards. Guests must RSVP to 936-3239 or info@theatreconspira-
cy.org. Suggested donation is $5.
For more information visit www.theatreconspiracy.org or www.ArtInLee.org.M
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Ahead of the March 13 opening
day, season passes to Sun Splash
Family Waterpark in Cape Coral
are on sale now. Early Bird season
passes offer savings up to 29 percent
over regular season pass prices and are
the most affordable way for budget-
conscious families to enjoy the park all
Prior to the park opening passes are
on sale at the Sun Splash Administration
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Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to
5 p.m. on three Saturdays, February 20,
February 27 and March 6.
After the park re-opens, season passes
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through Friday and weekends during nor-
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Sun Splash has more than 14 acres
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The Future Of
by Commissioner Ray Judah
American ingenuity and innovation
is what has made our country
great. So, instead of hunkering
down and circling the wagons in a very
challenging economy, I was proud to
join colleagues Tammy Hall and Bob
Janes in supporting the recent partner-
ship between Lee County and Algenol
to create employment opportunities and
a sustainable environment. Algenol is a
fully integrated biofuels company using
direct algae-to-ethanol technology to
produce transportation fuel and alterna-
tive green-based chemicals.
The $10 million incentive package
for Algenol to consolidate worldwide
operations and relocate administrative
offices and biological laboratories to Lee
County provides a return on investment
well beyond the initial 120 jobs within the
next several years.
Algenol will set the foundation and
will serve as the catalyst for attracting
intellectual capital in the form of like-
minded businesses and scientists in the
field of biotechnology. Similar to the
rapid rise in computer technology in
Silicon Valley, California and the growth
of life science companies at the Scripps
Research Institute in Palm Beach County,
Lee County is fertile ground for future
advancement in green technology such
as biofuels, solar energy and biomedical
For up-to-date information
on local beaches
Algenol has developed partnerships
with world leading companies such as
Dow Chemical, Biofields and The Linde
Group to transform algae to ethanol
from the pilot stage to commercial scale
production. Lee County will serve as
the epicenter for Algenol's research and
development operations. In addition to
providing high tech and field support
jobs to our area, Algenol will be forming
a partnership with FGCU to establish
research programs for students pursuing
careers in the fast growing renewable
Algenol's technology of algae-to-
ethanol produces a dual benefit as a
source of renewable transportation fuel
and sequestration of carbon emitted by
fossil fuels. While fossil fuels contributed
significantly to world growth and develop-
ment, the over reliance of such an energy
source has led to disruption in the global
financial markets, devastating climate
change, compromised national security
and threatens food production around the
world. On January 31, The News-Press
reported in their article Warming to the
Task that regulatory agencies such as the
South Florida Water Management District
and the United States Army Corps of
Engineers are issuing a red alert on
global warming and are investigating and
rethinking the effects of sea level rise on
regional flood control and water supplies.
The algae-to-ethanol technology will
serve as a viable alternative to fossil fuels
for gasoline engines and substantially
reduce our dependence on domestic and
foreign oil and offer fuel price stability.
Algae based fuels should enable our state
T he fourth annual It's Twilight Time
event to benefit the Boys and Girls
Clubs of Lee County has been
set for Sunday March 28 from 6 to 9
p.m. in the Sydney and Berne Davis Art
Center the Fort Myers River District.
The event is an extravaganza cel-
ebrating great food and fine wines from
around the world, specialty cocktails, des-
serts, and chocolates from Norman Love.
There will also be live music.
Approximately 30 area restaurants will
"We are very excited about the venue
for our event- last year was our first in the
River District and it is perfect for the It's
Twilight Time concept. Four years ago
at our first Twilight Time, we had about
600 attendees; this year we expect close
to 2,000 to attend," said Greg Brock,
The Boys and Girls Clubs of Lee
County offer after school and summer
programs at seven club facilities to almost
2,000 youth members age 6-18, most
of whom come from single parent, low
For sponsorship opportunities
or to purchase tickets, visit www.
ItsTwilightTime.com of call Bill Gunnin or
Garrett at 334-1886.0
legislature to reject offshore oil drilling
that would jeopardize our precious coastal
beaches and $65 billion dollar tourism
Furthermore, algae is a preferred
feedstock for ethanol production by not
displacing, or causing the escalation in
the price of food crops and generates a
far greater yield in gallons per acre than
fuel crops such as corn, sorghum, switch
grass or sugar cane.
Algenol offers an incredible opportuni-
ty in protecting the Caloosahatchee River
and our coastal estuaries from the release
of polluted water from Lake Okeechobee.
The algae-to-ethanol process under
managed conditions can effectively and
efficiently assimilate the excessive amount
of residual, or legacy, phosphorous and
nitrogen in Lake Okeechobee thereby
filtering the water and reducing harmful
nutrients prior to conveyance down-
The presence of Algenol will compli-
ment FL Biofuels' facility in Fort Myers,
which will be up and running in April
converting grease and waste vegetable
oil to biodiesel, and the emergence
of FGCU's Innovation Hub and Gulf
Coast Technology Center Research and
Development business parks.
Pessimism, cynicism and a fossil fuel
based economy are not the building
blocks to a sustainable future. Lee County
is exerting bold and visionary leadership
to bring the brightest minds and clean
technology together to ensure long term
economic prosperity and a healthy envi-
THERIVER FEBRUARY19,2010 5
Teacher Of The
tephan Frank, a visual arts teacher
at Mariner High School, has been
named the Lee County School
District's Teacher of the Year.
Frank was surprised with a visit at
9 a.m. on Wednesday, February 17 at
his school on Chiquita Boulevard, Cape
He has been working for Lee County
Public Schools for the past 29 years, with
the last 21 at Mariner High School. He
has established a program that consistent-
ly produces artists who excel at the high
school level and beyond.
Over the years, he's worked to create
a program that allows students to experi-
ence a challenging curriculum and evoke
thought, problem solving, creativity and
confidence. Adults who have read Frank's
lesson plans have said they want to be
part of his class to experience all of the
exciting things that happen each and
Overall, Frank has been teaching for
33 years and he says now, more than
ever, students have to see how their class-
rooms relate to the outside world.
"The classroom must echo real world
experience as close as possible and allow
for students to explore subject matter
more in-depth," he said. "It needs the
approach to learning that knowledge
must come from many sources and be
disseminated in many ways. "
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Mike, Barb, Adele, Ursula, Randi and Sue at Snipitz.Salon
general and cosmetic dentistry.
To make an appointment, call 333-1140 or go to www.draulino.com for more
Wednesday is Pasta Day at The Bar Association Bistro and Lounge. Choose
from three pastas (spaghetti, penne and farfalle) and eight delicious sauces: puttanesca,
prosciutto, alio olio, mint and garlic, marinara, meat sauce, mushroom sauce, and
marinara with meatballs. The cost is $8 per person, lunch and dinner, and includes
salad and bread.
The Bar Association is located at 1609 Hendry Street in downtown Fort Myers.
For more information, call 334-8080.
On Monday, March 29, The Sandy Butler Restaurant gives guests the oppor-
tunity to taste some of Napa Valley's finest wines. The Napa Wine Dinner starts at 7
p.m. and reservations are required. The price is $100 per person and includes a four-
course gourmet meal and wine tasting.
The Sandy Butler Restaurant is located at 17650 San Carlos Boulevard, Fort
Myers. For reservations, call 482-6765 ext. 1.4
Gateway To The
Islands Kiwanis News
nipitz.Salon is a full-service salon wi
Fort Myers Beach and the Sanibel Cau
master barbers Mike and Barb, are
formerly of Scarlett O'Hairs Salon in Fort
Recently joining the team are stylists
Adel of Adel's Hair Design and Ursula of
Ursula's Hair Design. For the month of
February, Adel and Ursula are offering 10
percent off all hair services.
Snipitz.Salon is located at 15560
McGregor Boulevard in Bruno's Plaza
across from the Big Lots shopping center.
Call 415-1862 for an appointment. Walk-
ins are welcome.
Dr. Carmen Aulino, DDM has
moved. His new office is located at 13981
McGregor Boulevard, Suite 103, Fort
Myers, only 1.5 miles from his former
office. He has over 30 years of service in
The 9th annual Pine Island
Garden Club Gala will be held on
Saturday, February 27, from 9
a.m. to 2 p.m. at Garden Club Nature
Park, one block north of the four-way
stop in Pine Island Center.
This year there will be a record 51
vendors, and both native and exotic
plants will be available for purchase. Also,
vendors will answer any questions about
plants you purchase or plants you already
Starting at 9 a.m.,there will be
horticultural demonstrations, such as
Butterflies Love Natives, Turning Garbage
into Plant Food and No Flowers Allowed,
which discusses how to create arrange-
ments with foliage and plant material.
The presentations will be held throughout
In addition, many non-plant vendors
will carry such items as jewelry, artwork
and pottery. The White Elephant sale has
expanded from last year. Food from Pine
Island's own Little Lilly's Deli will also be
available for purchase and a host of prizes
th two barbers, conveniently located near
seway. Stylists Sue and Randi, along with
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will be raffled, with a 32-inch flat screen
TV going to the winner of first prize. You
need not be present to win and raffle pro-
ceeds will go to various Pine Island chari-
ties and scholarships.
Admission is free. For more infoma-
tion call 283-8633 or 283-9844.
R CU Bower School of Music will
celebrate Robert Schumann's
200th birthday with a recital at
Florida Gulf Coast University at 7:30
p.m., Tuesday, February 23 in the
Student Union ballroom.
Faculty members of the Bower School
of Music will perform masterworks for
piano, strings, woodwinds and voice.
Participants include Michael Baron,
Jeanie Darnell, David Thurmaier, Paul
Votapek, Patrick Neal, Lisa Mattson and
The recital is free and open to the
Donna Casella, Play for Pink coordinator with Kiwanis President Matt Ponizo
Donna Casella spoke at the February 9 Gateway to the Islands Kiwanis lun-
cheon about Play for PINK.
Play for PINK (Prevention, Immediate diagnosis, New technology,
Knowledge) is a grassroots fundraising organization using lifestyle and sporting events
to raise funds for breast cancer research. One hundred percent of all proceeds are
donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation to fund the world's top research-
ers. In 2009 alone the organization donated $3 million. To date Play for PINK has
raised a total of $18.75 million for invaluable research.
Play for PINK differs from other breast cancer organizations because it is run solely
by volunteers. There are nine board members and not one receives a salary. All of the
money raised goes to breast cancer research. What also makes it unique is that the
board has been together since 1996. They are a team with one goal: to raise as much
money as possible for prevention and a cure. They also appreciate the support and
hard work of their chairs, participants, sponsors and clubs.
The local Play for PINK fundraiser was organized by Donna Casella and will be
hosted by the Crown Colony Country Club. Casella said this is the fourth year for
the event, which will begin on February 13 with a 5k run/walk. On Feb 17 will be a
bridge tournament, February 19 a mah jong tournament, February 20 a bingo night,
and a ladies golf outing and luncheon on February 25. Come and join the fun while
participating in a wonderful cause. Cancer in one way or another has affected all of
us.. Call Casella for more information at 590-0707.
Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one
child and one community at a time. Gateway to the Islands Kiwanis Club meets every
Tuesday for an 11:45 lunch at the Crown Colony Golf and Country Club. Guests are
always welcome. For details on joining the Gateway to the Islands Kiwanis Club or
any of the other 16 Kiwanis clubs in Lee County or Labelle call Viki or Terry Luster at
he generosity of the Southwest
Florida community shone brightly
in 2009 as organizations and indi-
viduals reached out to change the lives
of children and families through giving to
Children's Home Society. Donations in
the last quarter brought gifts to hundreds
of children, meals to dozens of families,
and a grant by Wachovia will enhance
Children's Home Society's early child
"We are grateful for the kindness
of so many businesses, individuals and
community organizations who gave their
time, their energy and their financial
support to better the lives of children
and families in Southwest Florida," said
Jacqueline House, development director
for Children's Home Society, Southwest
The grant by Wachovia will fund
needed scholarships for underprivileged
children at Children's Home Society's
early child learning centers in Naples.
The centers serve 120 to 150 children in
voluntary pre-kindergarten programs, pre-
school and after school programs.
Cypress Lake Presbyterian Church
donated a total of 142 Thanksgiving and
Christmas meals at a cost of just over
$3,700. Parishioners from the church
have been supplying holiday dinners
to families served by Children's Home
Society for several years.
Organizations ranging from school
groups, local businesses, law enforce-
ment agencies and churches throughout
the community contributed to Children's
Home Society's holiday gift drive. The
drive provided gifts for nearly 900 chil-
dren and teenagers in the Southwest
"In spite of the challenges many indi-
viduals and businesses in our community
faced recently, there was no end to the
generosity shown to those who are in
greatest need in our community," House
Created in 1902, Children's Home
Society of Florida (CHS) is the oldest and
largest statewide private not-for-profit
provider of services to children and fami-
lies in Florida.
Do you have a couple hours a
week that you could volunteer as
a park beautification specialist,
tour guide or park ambassador at one
of Lee County's many beach parks?
Opportunities are available with Lee
County Parks and Recreation at Bonita
Beach, Dog Beach Bowditch, Lynn Hall
Park, Punta Rassa Boat Ramp, Bunche
Beach and the Causeway Islands Park.
Interpretive guide training is available,
hours are flexible and little to no experi-
ence is necessary. For more information
e-mail email@example.com or call 463-
Boot Camps At
owman's Beach Fitness Trail Boot
Camps will be conducted every
Saturday in February from 9 to
11 a.m. Boot Camps are for all fit-
ness levels: beginner, intermediate and
advanced. The camps are taught by cer-
tified personal trainers, Meta Goodwin
and Laura McGowan. Bring water, sun-
screen, beach towel and a sweat towel.
Participants will learn how to utilize
the apparatus along the trail, as well as
receive educational materials to improve
their personal fitness level.
Meet at the Bowman's Beach play-
ground and are responsible for paying to
park if you arrive by motorized vehicle.
There is no for fee to take this class but
for planning purposes you must pre-reg-
ister by phone or in person at the Sanibel
Recreation Center, 3880 Sanibel-Captiva
THERIVER FEBRUARY19,2010 7
Tea By The Sea
On March 20, Ostego Bay
Foundation will host and elegant
and fun Tea By The Sea from 11
a.m. to 1 p.m. The event features great
food, a fashion show and a Chinese auc-
tion and will be held at 700 Fisherman's
Wharf, San Carlos Island right next door
to Bonita Bill's Restaurant.
Pproceeds will benefit the Ostego
Bay Foundation Marine Science Center.
Tickets are $20 for one or $70 for a
table of four and can be purchased in
advance by calling 765-8101.A
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8 THERIVER FEBRUARY19,2010
Last Week For Fort Myers Beach
Art Association Winter Show
T she Fort Myers
annual Winter Juried
Show sponsored by
Red Coconut RV..
Resort will be hang-
ing in the gallery on
Donora Street until
February 25. The
gallery is open daily
from 10 a.m to 3
p.m. and on Sunday
noon to 3 p.m. for
viewing and pur-
chasing art works.
Salminen found the
work outstanding and Second place winning entry by Cheryl Fausel
varied in both style
and medium. Artists
from the Southwest Florida council were invited to enter work along with the members
of the Fort Myers Beach Art Association.
There is still time to sign up for the short workshops taught by member artists
at the beach gallery. These artists regularly place in the shows they enter and have
consented to share their knowledge with students once again. Neil Walling and Fred
Dingler are both instructors who bring out the best in their students each season.
Neil Walling oil, acrylic March 18, 19 and 20. Walling will teach oil painting
and some acrylic. His workshop is divided into the first day of basics, second day land-
scapes and third day portraits. Walling is a popular local artist and instructor.
Fred Dingler all media March 9, 11, and 12. Dingler works with beginners to
advanced each at their own pace, in their own medium. Students can bring unfin-
ished works or start a new project.
All classes are $60 per day except Walling's three-day class which is $150. Non-
members pay $10 extra per day. Classes are held at the art association gallery on the
corner of Donora and Shell Mound, turn at the blinking light on Estero Boulevard.
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OVER 30 VENDORS including ARTS AND CRAFTS
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THE RIGHT INVESTMENTS IN YOUR IRA CAN
MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE.
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1952-2 Park Meadows Dr
Ft Myers, FL 33907
To learn about the benefits of an
Edward Jones IRA, call or visit today.
There are sign-up sheets at the gallery as well as examples of the artists' work.
Students will pay the instructors directly but need to sign up as soon as possible. If you
cannot come to the gallery, call 463-3909. Check out the Web site at www.fortmyers-
Watch for the annual Art Bazaar on March 14 at the Fort Myers Beach Library.Q
he Lee County Port Authority
and the Lee County Alliance
for the Arts recently installed an
exhibit entitled, Early African-American
Pioneers of Lee County at Southwest
Florida International Airport. This
exhibition, as part of the airport's Art
in Flight program, will be on display
throughout the month of February in
recognition of Black History Month.
The traveling exhibit, on loan from
the Cultural Heritage Center (CHC),
complemented with artifacts from the
Southwest Florida Museum of History,
highlights some of the notable individuals
and places in Fort Myers and Sanibel that
contributed to the rich legacy of the area
and offers a glimpse into the lives of local
pioneers from the African American com-
The exhibit is on the second level of
the airport terminal, in the West Atrium,
inside Door #5.
The mages on display span a timeline
dating from the Civil War to the early
20th Century and includes United States
Colored Troops from the Civil War,
soldiers at Buckingham Field in World
War II; the first black settler, Nelson
Tillis; household slaves, Aunt Clarie
(photo courtesy of the Southwest Florida
Historical Society) and her son, Aaron;
historic local families, Gavin and Walker;
entrepreneurs Dr. Ella Piper, Mildred
uthor Laura Schulkins will
be signing copies of her
children's book Happy to
be Mia February 27, 10 a.m. to 4
p.m., during the Burrowing Owl
Festival in Cape Coral.
In Happy To Be Mia, Schulkins
teaches young readers a valuable
lesson about the importance of not
littering. Help Mother Earth stay
beautiful and clean, and plant a
friendship garden of your own.
The festival will be held at
Rotary Park, 5505 Rose Garden
MAIGS ENEO NETN
Miss Braddock, a 1940sphotograph on
display at Southwest Florida International
Blaylock and Isaac Johnson; educator
James Nixon; athletes first Dunbar High
School football team as well as photo-
graphs of area buildings.
CHC is a nonprofit organization
founded in 2007. Its mission is to create
cultural learning environments that foster
a sense of community, build intercultural
understanding of different ethnic groups,
and showcase their diverse contributions
to the development of Southwest
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THERIVER FEBRUARY19,2010 9
Draws To A Close
Dr. Harold Koenig
Shell Point Retirement Community
presents Dr. Harold G. Koenig,
founding co-director of the Center
for Spirituality, Theology and Health,
as the final speaker in the 2009-10
Speaker Series. The presentation will
take place on Thursday, February 25, at
7 p.m. in the Village Church Auditorium
on The Island at Shell Point.
The Jewish Federation of Lee &
Charlotte Counties invites the
community to a special house-
warming and dedication of its new com-
munity building on Sunday, February
28. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the
program begins at 5:30. Hors d'oeuvres
and Israeli wines will be served.
The building is located at 9701
Commerce Center Court (just off
Summerlin and Bass Roads) in Fort
For more information, contact the
Jewish Federation at 481-4449.5
The third concert in the Chapel
by the Sea Presbyterian Church
Concert Series, Brahms at the
Beach, will be held on Sunday, February
21. The Southwest Florida Symphony
Chorus with Conductor James Caulkins
will perform at 4 p.m. Tickets are $15
and may be purchased ahead of time
by calling 463-3173 or at the door (if
Chapel by the Sea Presbyterian
Church is at the 2500 block of Estero
Dr. Koenig will examine the relation-
ship of religion/spirituality and mental
health in our lives and propose a model
of how it may impact physical health
through mind-body connections. He will
then explore the relationship between
religion and physical health, immune
functioning, cardiovascular functioning
Dr. Koenig is board certified in general
psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, and geri-
atric medicine, is on the faculty at Duke
University as professor of psychiatry
and behavioral sciences, and associate
professor of medicine. He is founding
co-director of the Center for Spirituality,
Theology and Health at Duke University
Medical Center. His research on the con-
nection between religion and health has
been featured on national and interna-
tional TV news programs. He has given
testimony before U.S. Senate and U.S.
House of Representatives concerning
the benefits of religion and spirituality on
Tickets are $30 each. Call 454-2067.0
Our email address is
anterbury School in Fort Myers
is offering summer camsp for
ages four to 17, June 28 through
August 6, Registration deadline is June 4.
Summer academic programs include
many for-credit courses (indicated #)
Math: 3rd grade math review,
5th grade math review, Mathcounts!,
#Algebra 1B, #Mathematical Logic,
#Statistics and Probability, The Joy
of Trigonometry, English: Language
Arts Under the Sea, How to Read
Literature Like an English Teacher,
Grammar Boot Camp, Understanding
Shakespeare, #Speech, #English
Grammar and Writing, Research and
Composition, College Preparatory Study
Skills, Yearbook 101, Creative Writing,
Government: # Introduction to American
Government, Spanish Language: Rosetta
Stone Spanish, SAT Preparation: Math
Sports program: Beginning Band,
Healthy Family Cooking Basics,
Jewelry Making, Myth Busters, Science
in Art, Let's Do Robotics, Junior
Engineering and 3D Visualization,
Cartoon Creation Adventure, Around the
World Computers, LEGO Elementary
Engineering and Alternative Energy,
Digital Photography and Photoshop,
Ceramics, Computer Art/Graphic
Design, Basketball, Volleyball, Jump
Rope, Tennis, Kids' Yoga Program,
Camp FIT Fitness Interactive Training,
J erry Leggett is coming to All Faiths
Unitarian Congregation on March
18 at 7 p.m. to tell the story of his
amazing, two-year, 100,000-mile peace
journey in an aluminum bubble.
In January 2007, Leggett (aka Sea
Wall Singer) departed from Carlsbad,
California on a mission to sing out for
peace each day at noon. With the help of
friends and a national network of peace
lovers, he acquired a vintage-style, tear-
dropped trailer he dubbed The Peace
Bubble. As Leggett zigzagged across the
United States, the Peace Bubble became
a listening post for him to ask thousands
of people the question, "What does
peace look like for you?" He videotaped
7,000 of their responses for broadcast on
Over the past year, Leggett has been
living in Hawaii and collaborating with
photographer Patsy Ferrell to produce
inspiring multimedia from the journey.
You can find some of their images at their
online gallery: alittlebitofpeace.com.
Leggett's A Little Bit of Peace events
will include his original tunes, tales from
the road and a treasure-trove of images
and video interviews that gather thoughts
about peace from around the nation.
His goal is to entertain audiences with
the thought that "peace is possible, if we
John Robinson Soccer School, Camp
Aqua Trek, Day Camp.
For more information, log onto www.
canterburyfortmyers.org or call 481-
Roxie Smith Is Lee
Citizen Of Year
The Board of Lee County
Commissioners has selected Roxie
Smith of Fort Myers Beach as the
recipient of the Paulette Burton Citizen
of the Year award for 2009.
Smith was honored for her tireless
efforts on the Fort Myers Chamber of
Commerce board of directors and its
foundation, Fort Myers Beach Local
Planning Agency, Lee County Tourist
Development Council, Lee County
Coastal Advisory Committee and Florida
Commission on Tourism board of direc-
She becomes the 22nd recipient to
receive the annual award.
Three runners up were also acknowl-
edged: Samira Beckwith, Fort Myers,
Mary Miller, North Fort Myers, and
George Szymanski, Lehigh Acres.
The award was created in 1991 in
honor of Paulette Burton, a long time
Sanibel resident and government watch-
dog. She spent many years serving as a
voice of the people to the Lee County
Commission as well as playing an active
role in Sanibel politics. She died in a
1991 automobile accident.O
Leggett will be appearing in a variety
of settings including town halls, living
rooms, congregations and coffee houses.
Leggett has been performing his
original tunes in a variety of venues for
three decades. His live performances and
recordings feature many of his signature,
soul-stirring original ballads such as Born
In A Carlsbad Canyon and Sophia's
Here. His recordings have sold more
than 100,000 copies worldwide on his
Better World Music label. They include:
Songs to End The Silent War, (1993);
Heart to Heart, Hand to Hand, (1995);
The Way of Peace, (2004) and Peace
All Faiths Unitarian Congregation is at
2756 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers.*
10 THERIVER FEBRUARY19,2010
ALL FAITHS UNITARIAN CONGREGATION
Crestwell School, 1901 Park Meadows
Drive, between US 41 and Summerlin
Road, V2 mile north of College.
Minister: The Rev. Dr. Wayne Robinson
Minister's cell phone: 218-3918.
Mailing address: P.O. Box 07477,
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m.
We believe in the benefits of diversity in
gender, age, political affiliation, sexual
orientation, race and religion.
Web site: allfaiths-uc.org.
Minister's e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
8210 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers
Rev. Dr. Elias Bouboutsis
Orthros Service Sunday 9 a.m.
Divine Liturgy Sunday 10 a.m.
Fellowship Programs, Greek School,
Sunday School, Bible Study
BETH SHILOH MESSIANIC
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
Please 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.
CHURCH OF THE CROSS:
13500 Freshman Lane; 768-2188
Pastors: Jeff Moran and Michael Bulter;
A nondenominational church emphasizing
a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Sunday Service: 9 a.m. Contemporary
10:45 a.m. Traditional.
CHRIST THE KING
1188 Lake McGregor Drive, Fort Myers,
432-1724. Rev. N. Everett Keith III;
An Old Catholic Community; Liturgy
in English; Sunday Mass at 9:30 a.m.
COVENANT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH:
2439 McGregor Boulevard, 334-8937
Rev. Dan Hagmaier, pastor
Traditional Sunday service 10 a.m.
CYPRESS LAKE BAPTIST CHURCH:
8400 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers,
Danny Harvey, pastor
Sunday Services: Bible study, 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship, 11 a.m.
Evening Worship, 7 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting, 7 p.m.
8260 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 481-
3233; Clint Cottrell, pastor
Traditional, 8 and 11 a.m.;
Contemporary, 9:30 a.m.
Children's Church K4J (Kids for Jesus)
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH:
8570 Cypress Lake Drive,
Fort Myers, 482-1250
Sunday Traditional Service: 8 and
11 a.m., Praise Service: 9:30 a.m.
Sunday School: All times
FAITH FELLOWSHIP WORLD
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
Children's 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 9:00 a.m.;
Contemporary, 10:30 a.m.
Go south on McGregor Boulevard. The
church is 1/2 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
Sunday Morning Service and Sunday
School, 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Evening Testimony Meeting,
Child care provided at all services.
Visit our Reading Room for quiet study at:
2281 W. First Street, River District
www.spirituality.com and www.christian-
FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE:
13545 American Colony Boulevard (off
Daniels Parkway in the Colony), Fort
Pastor: Rev. 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.
FORT MYERS CHRISTIAN CHURCH
(DISCIPLES OF CHRIST) A STEPHEN
5916 Winkler Road, Fort Myers,
437-4330. Rev. 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: 9 a.m.
111 Evergreen Road, North Fort Myers,
Eastern Orthodox men's monastery.
Liturgical services conducted in the
English, Greek and Church Slavonic lan-
guages, following the Julian (Old) Calendar.
Liturgical Services: Sundays and Holy
Days: The Third and Sixth Hours at 8:30
Divine Liturgy at 9 a.m.
9650 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers,
The Rev. Dr. John S. Adler, pastor
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
Child care available at Saturday 5 p.m. and
Sunday 9:30 a.m. services.
JESUS THE WORKER
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,
Pastor Randy and Anita Thurman
Sunday Service, 10:30 a.m.
All are welcome.
LAMB OF GOD LUTHERANIEPISCOPAL
Corner Cypress View Drive and Koreshan
Boulevard, Three Oaks area, Fort Myers,
Walter Fohs, pastor; Becky Robbins-
Penniman, associate pastor
Sunday worship services:
Early Grace Traditional, 8 a.m.
Awesome Grace Contemporary, 9 a.m.
Classic Grace Traditional, 10:30 a.m.
Sunday School God's Group, 8:45 and
MESSIAH REFORMED CHURCH
Worship Gathering Sunday 10 a.m.
Pastor Alan Bondar
Fort Myers Villas Civic Association Bldg.
2306 Sunrise Blvd. Fort Myers, 33907
Bible Study Wednesday 6:30 p.m.
Fellowship Lunch Sunday noon
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istries, calendar, blogs, etc.
NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
OF FORT MYERS
16120 San Carlos Boulevard, Unit 10B
Tom Richards, Pastor
Sunday School for all ages 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship 11 a.m.
Sunday Evening 6 p.m.
Wednesday Evening Bible Study 7 p.m.
Special Monday Community Group service
at 7 p.m. for those who can not attend
NEW HOPE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
3825 McGregor Boulevard. Fort Myers
Pastors: Bill Stephens, Stu Austin and
Howard Biddulph, Associate Pastor
Traditional Worship at 8:00 and 9:30 am,
Contemporary Worship at 11:00am
Sunday School at 8:00, 9:30 and 11:00am
Youth and Children's programming runs
concurrent to Sunday services.
Nursery care provided at all services
For more information visit: www.newhope-
PEACE COMMUNITY CHURCH:
(Meets at Ft. Myers Beach Masonic Lodge)
17625 Pine Ridge Road, Fort Myers Beach
Pastors: Bruce Merton, Gail and RC
Traditional Worship 9:45 a.m.
Contemporary Worship 11:15 a.m.
Phone: 267-7400 Fax: 267-7407
Web site: peacecommunitychurch.com
PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH:
15840 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers
Walter Still, Senior Pastor,
Sunday Worship: 8 and 9:30 a.m.
3/4 mile south from the intersection of
McGregor, San Carlos and Gladiolus.
A congregation of the ELCA.
REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH
3950 Winkler Extension, Fort Myers
Daily early learning center/day care
Sunday Services, 8:15 and 10:15 a.m.
Meditation classes. All are welcome.
Guided meditations offering many meth-
ods 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.
SOUTHWEST BAPTIST CHURCH:
16940 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers,
Robert G. Kasten, Pastor
Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m.
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.
Wednesday Service 6 p.m.
12171 lona Road, Fort Myers, off
McGregor and north of Gladiolus.
Father Joseph Clifford.
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
Saturday at noon and by appointment
SAINT JOHN THE APOSTLE
METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCH
3049 Mcgregor Boulevard, Fort Myers,
Pastor Rev. Steve Filizzi
An Affirming & Inclusive Congregation
Sunday Services, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Mid-Week Service, Wednesday 6:30 p.m.
TEMPLE BETHEL SYNAGOGUE:
16225 Winkler Rd. 433-0018.
Rabbi Jeremy Barras
Cantorial Soloists Joseph/Lynn Goldovitz
Shabbat Services, Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Torah Study, Saturday, 9:15 a.m.
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Services, Saturday,
Religious Education Classes, Midweek,
Grades 2-7, Wednesday, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Preschool Classes, Monday through Friday
Confirmation Classes, Wednesday,
Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. to noon
TEMPLE JUDEA (CONSERVATIVE):
14486 A & W Bulb Road,
Fort Myers, 433-0201.
Rabbi: Benjamin S. Sendrow,
Cantor: I. Victor Geigner.
Weekly services: Monday and Thursday, 9
a.m.; Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.
Religious school Sunday, 9 a.m. to noon,
and Wednesday, 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Family Midrash services on the first and
third Fridays of the month at 7 p.m.
Pre bar/bat mitzvah class Monday, 5:30 to
7 p.m., followed by confirmation class from
7:30 to 9 p.m.
For information on early childhood educa-
tion/preschool, phone 482-1121.
THE NEW CHURCH
The New Church of SWFL is located at
10811 Sunset Plaza Circle, by Summerlin
and Pine Ridge Roads, behind Zoomers
and the ponds.
Spiritual Recovery, Wednesdays 10 a.m.
Healing Service, Wednesdays 11 a.m. and
Friday 6:30 p.m.
Sunday Worship Services, 11 a.m.
Call for information 481-5535.
CHURCH FORT MYERS:
13411 Shire Lane (off Daniels Parkway one
mile west of 1-75)
Minister: The Rev. Allison Farnum
Sunday services and religious education at
For information on all church events call
561-2700 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.
9065 Ligon Court, Fort Myers, across
from HealthPark Hospital, 481-2125
Pastor: Interim Pastor Dr. Luder Whitlock
9:30 a.m., Contemporary;
Worship and Adult Classes
11 a.m., Blended Worship
continued on page 11
From page 10
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, Steve Hess
Sunday Services: 8 a.m. traditional;
9:30 a.m. contemporary; 11 a.m. blendings.
Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.:
Edwin Mason, 86, passed peacefully
into God's hands surrounded by
his wife and daughters on February
10, 2010. He was born on October
17, 1923, in Elgin, Illinois to Susie and
He graduated from Dundee High
School in Dundee, Illinois and proudly
served in World War II in the United
States Marine Corps; he is a humble
Purple Heart recipient. Ed and Ellie raised
their family in Algonquin, Illinois. Upon
retiring from Hoffer Plastics in South
Elgin, he and Ellie moved to Fort Myers
Beach where they owned and operated
The Mason Apartments for 15 years.
During this time Edwin worked for Lee
County Department of Transportation
and retired in 1988 as toll facilities man-
In his retirement, Edwin spent his time
in woodworking. His last accomplishment
was an oak dining room table for their
home. Edwin also made furniture pieces
for St. Peter Lutheran Church on Fort
Myers Beach where he and Ellie were
members for over 30 years. Edwin served
as president of church council and was
respected and loved by all.
Edwin is survived by his wife of 62
years, Ellie, his two daughters, Marcia
(Randy) Geiser of Burnsville, North
Carolina and Cheri (Dr. William) Boyer
of Fort Myers Beach, his grandsons,
Dr. Treavor Hall (Mackenzie) Boyer of
Gainesville, Ryan Mason (Stephanie)
Boyer of Fort Myers and Graham Mason
Geiser of Boone, North Carolina and
one great grandson, Mason Michael
Boyer, born February 11, 2010 to Ryan
and Stephanie Boyer, and a number of
nieces, nephews and friends.
Edwin is preceded in death by his six
older siblings, Marge Keeley, Lorraine
Reeder, Edna Jepson, Roy Mason,
Donald Mason and Judson Mason.
Edwin will always be remembered by
family and friends for his sweet smile and
A service in celebration of Edwin's
life will be held on February 26 at 9:30
a.m. in St. Peter Lutheran Church, 3751
Estero Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach,
Florida 33931. In lieu of flowers, dona-
tions can be made to the church or Hope
Hospice at 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort
Myers, FL 33908. Friends may sign the
guest book for the family at www.hori-
IN LOVING MEMORY
We miss him we will always
remember him his smile, the
twinkle in his eye.
We love him we are proud of him.
He loved life and wanted to extend the
quality of life for all.
He would be proud of all of us who
are helping continue his good work.
We pray for him, we pray for the con-
tinuation of his good work.
May he rest in peace and may God
give us the wisdom and the knowledge to
As he has told us, the one thing that
doesn't die is love.
The Kanzius Family.
Gives $273,000 To
he Southwest Florida Community
Foundation (SWFLCF), through
its annual Designated Endowment
Fund granting cycle, has awarded 47
grants totaling over $273,000 to non-
profits in its five-county service area,
Julia East, SWFLCF's president and
CEO, was happy to see an increase.
"We're very pleased, because this repre-
sents a 33 percent increase over last year
in the total amount awarded.
Grants were made in five program
areas: 40 percent of the funds were
specified for social services, 25 percent
for animal welfare, 18 percent for health
services, 10 percent for education, and 7
percent for the arts. "What is immediately
East said the foundation encourages
people to consider setting up Designated
Endowment Funds if they have a passion
for the arts and the environment.
"A Designated Fund directs support to
a specific nonprofit and a specific cause
through an endowed fund, which guar-
antees that support long into the future,"
Those considering endowed funds are
encouraged to call SWFLCF at 274-5900
for more information
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most days, last
week fishing was
still good. A few
rough wet rides
across and around
the bay paid off
with redfish, trout
and sheepshead all
Finding good tide movement and
deeper water sheltered from the wind
was the key to staying comfortable and
getting on a good bite. Shorelines and
creeks with drop-offs and channels from
four to six feet seemed to hold the major-
ity of fish caught. All the fish caught this
week were either on live shrimp or soft
plastic shrimp jigs bounced really slowly
across the bottom.
In winter time you will find lots of spe-
cies of fish mixed together in the same
deeper places. One fishing hole might
even produce a slam (trout, snook and
redfish) without changing technique.
Throwing live shrimp you never know
what the next bite will bring. The smallest
little bite you think is a small sheepshead
or snapper picking at and stealing your
shrimp might turn out to be the big fish
of the trip.
This time of year the bigger gamefish
generally hang close to or right on the
bottom and feed much more slowly in the
colder water. Cold water really slows their
Fishing Cabbage Key
Samantha Mitchell shows off a big winter tim(
metabolism so a really slow approach
is the key to getting those bites. I like
to cast up-current and let the bait or jig
sit still for 10 to 20 seconds, giving it a
gentle short hop across the bottom; once
in a while just pick up the rod tip to make
sure the bait is not hung up. Let the
current move the bait just staying tight
enough on the line to feel the bite. When
n February 20 the Audubon
Society will be holding a birdwalk
at the Bailey Tract. Those want-
ing to attend should meet at the Bailey
Tract parking lot at 8 a.m.
All birders are welcome. These bird-
walks are open to the public and the sug-
gested donation is $2. Call Hugh Verry at
395-3798 for details.
Drive south on Tarpon Bay Road from
Bailey's General Store, approximately /2
mile, parking is free.
10 a.m. Island Cruise to
S Useppa Or Cabbage Key
-* Boca Grande Cruise
S*4 p.m. Dolphin Watch Cruis
Beach & Shelling Cruise
Sunset Serenade Cruise
Reservations Required with Island Musicians
www.captivacruises.com Call For Departure Times
you do, wait until the
fish finally comes tight
on the line before set-
ting the hook. Often
the fish will bump the
bait multiple times
before finally swim-
ming off with it.
Avoid that big
swing and miss strike
a little twitch and
L lift of the rod tip will
do the trick. Once the
fish starts to run, set
the hook a few times
7 with a light strike. If
S you do miss the bite,
with this technique the
bait will still be close
S enough to the fish for
it to find and take the
Most of the redfish
taken this week hit the
bait five or six times
S before finally decid-
ing to swim off with
it. Most wintertime
Sredfish bites are so
gentle. I believe they
like to turn the live
shrimp around before
eating it and swim-
Sredfish ming off. Be patient
and let them take it.
Once the drag of the
reel starts screaming off line it's usually
the time to set the hook!
Areas that have been good fishing for
me lately were the dead-end canals and
creeks in and around St. James City.
Fishing the mangrove side of the canals
and around bigger boats that look like
they have not moved in a while made
Fishing Fleet Tour
stego Bay Foundation Marine
Science Center is offering com-
mercial fishing fleet tours on San
The three-hour tour, which is held
every Wednesday morning, includes
a one-and-one-half-hour tour of the
Marine Science Center and a one-and-
one-half-hour guided tour of the $100
million commercial fishing industry,
which includes Erickson & Jensen Supply
House, Trico Shrimp Company and
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Call & Well Liquor, Draft Beer Selections,
for some good action. The Galt Island
channel just north of St. James City on
the lower tides was a good bet with lots
of action. Fish the cuts where the water
Action in the "Ding" Darling Refuge
seems to be getting better every day with
the outside creek mouths being produc-
tive on a low incoming tide. The outside
points and deeper holes of Chadwick's
Bayou on Captiva also held lots of rat
reds on the higher incoming tide this
week. Safety Harbor on North Captiva
has also been a good area to fish with
the water crystal clear. The docks in
there have produced lots of gag grouper,
sheepshead, snapper and a few jacks.
Big sheepshead can be found on most
deeper water docks this time of year.
The docks on the south side of Captiva
Pass and docks in the mouth of the river
have had some real monsters on them,
up to five pounds. Anchor up close and
fish straight down the pilings with a small
hook baited with shrimp chunks and just
enough weight to get it close to the bot-
tom. If you want to get the sheep really
turned on and fired up, chum with freshly
One of the great things about Pine
Island Sound is that there are so many
small islands, sheltered bays and creeks
and there is always somewhere warm and
dry to hide even on the windy days, so
you can have a good day fishing. Don't
let the cold and wind of a Southwest
Florida winter keep you off the water.
Capt. Matt Mitchell moved to Sanibel
in 1980 and has fished local waters for
more than 25 years. He now lives in St.
James City and has worked as a back
country fishing guide for more than 10
years. If you have comments or ques-
tions email email@example.com.
Experience firsthand how the boats
are unloaded, the trawl doors are built,
the shrimp nets are hand-sewn, the sea-
food is processed and other important
factors used in this unique industry. The
cost is a donation of $15 per adult, $10
per child and children under the age of
five are free.
Reservations are required by calling
Our E-Mail address is
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by Gerri Reaves
Wild lime (Zanthoxylum
fagara) is an attrac-
tive shrub that butterfly
gardeners will definitely want to
include in the landscape. It's the
host plant for the giant swallow-
tail and the endangered Schaus'
Multi-trunked with thorny
branches, wild lime can be used
as a privacy screen or property
boundary. Often broad for its
height, it can reach 15 to 30 feet
and 12 feet in width, given opti-
mum growing conditions.
The shiny leaves are toothed
and delicate, giving the plant a
somewhat feathery look. When
crushed, the rounded leaves emit
an odor similar to lime.
The plant's recurved thorns
and odor perhaps earned it anoth-
er common name, lime pricklyash.
Inconspicuous greenish flow-
ers appear along the branches
throughout most of the year.
Small edible fruit ripens in sum-
mer and fall, attracting a variety
This low-maintenance ever-
green shrub is salt-tolerant and
highly drought- tolerant. It's toler-
ant of most soil conditions, but be
sure to give it well-drained soil.
Delicate toothed leaves belie the hardiness of this highly drought-tolerant plant
Although it will adjust to partial sun, specimens living in full sun do
much better and achieve a more symmetrical shape and denser foliage. It
can even do well as a patio container plant.
Wild lime easily self-seeds. Propagate with the seedlings that arise under
the female tree, or start with the black seed inside the fruit.
Sources: A Gardener's Guide to Florida's Native Plants by Rufino
Osorio, Native Florida Plants by Robert G. Haehle and Joan Brookwell,
Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help
you create a low-maintenance, drought-tolerant, hurricane- and pest-
resistant South Florida landscape.M
Wild lime's fruit is a food source for a variety of birds
Bog white violet
Visit Prairie Pines Preserve with
Bird Patrol on Saturday, March
6, to discover all the wonders the
preserve has to offer.
Take the guided tour into the natural
habitat of wading birds, raptors, warblers,
frogs and turtles. See interaction within
the magical world of the preserve. See
nature in a natural state. Hear the tour
guide talk about local plant and aquatic
life, and a what significance it holds in
sustaining the ecosystem.
A new boardwalk has been installed
at the site which also boasts a network of
equestrian trails. Provided in cooperation
with Lee County Parks and Recreation,
the bird patrol walk is free with parking
fee. No registration is necessary.
Crablike spiny orb weaver
Wear comfortable shoes that are able
to get wet. Bring bottled water, and bin-
oculars for a better view.
For more information call 482-6250
or visit www.birdpatrol.org.:
Those wanting to attend, should arrive
at Prairie Pines Preserve at 8 a.m. The
park is located at 18400 North Tamiami
Trail, North Fort Myers. Tamiami Trail
North 3.5 miles north of Pine Island
Road, on right hand side. A brown sign
marks the entrance.
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14 THERIVER FEBRUARY19,2010
Owls At Lecture
om Allen, wildlife author and
retired research biologist, will
make a guest appearance on
Thursday, February 25 at 1 p.m. in the
Education Center at Sanibel's JN "Ding"
Darling National Wildlife Refuge.
Allen, who formerly worked for the
Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation
Commission on a special burrowing owl
project, will speak about the species of
owls found in this area and their habits
photo by Linda and Graham
Auberge du Soleil, Cape Coral
and needs. He will also look at the types
of structures residents can put up to
attract the birds.
Admission is free to the event, which
is sponsored by the "Ding" Darling
Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge.
Seating is limited and available on a first-
Upcoming "Ding" Darling Lecture
An (IIieniy with
& Con Weber <& r- 7U CL)u/nmW
Sponsored by John M & Mary Jo Boe
Join internationally known performers Jon Weber &
KT Sullivan for a night of music & fun.
Pre-show reception starts at 7pm. Show 8pm.
Tickets only $45
Seating is limited. Reserve today.
Call the Box Office for tickets: (239)472-6862
The Schoolhouse is located at 2200 Periwinkle Way
(*Book-signings will follow all starred
*March 3 Wednesday evening,
Douglas Brinkley, Wilderness Warrior:
Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade
for America Program is at BIG ARTS,
7:30 p.m. Ticket price is $20 for general
admission, $10 admission price for stu-
March 11 Charles Sobczak, Living
Sanibel: A Nature Guide to Sanibel &
March 18 Rick Bonney, Citizen
Birding, Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
For more information, call 472-1100
ext. 241 or log onto www.dingdarlingso-
Get Out, Get Fit
Enjoy The Shores
Kayak With Your Canine at Dog
Beach No dog required
If you and your pooch are
experienced, well mannered kayakers, or
you enjoy paddling without your pooch,
this Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail trip
is for you. Four-pawed and two-legged
participants will meet at the kayak
launch across from Dog Beach on Estero
Boulevard just south of Lover's Key. No
dogs over 100 pounds are permitted and
only one dog per kayak is allowed. The
next trip is Wednesday, March 17 from 9
to 11 a.m.
Cost is $40 per person and includes
all the necessary human gear and boats.
Dogs' participation is free, but canine
companions must supply their own life
vest and wear them. All dogs must have
current vaccinations and get along well
with others. Participants must pre-register
48 hours in advance at www.leeparks.org
or by calling 533-7440.
Fitness with Fido at Dog Beach
Let fitness and obedience experts
assist you with a combination of cardio,
weight and obedience training to give you
and your dog a great workout as well as
a bonding experience. Classes meet every
Tuesday and Thursday morning from 9 to
10 a.m. beginning March 9. Cost for this
program is $144 per monthly session.
First time participants must also register
for the one-hour mandatory evaluation
to take place at dog beach. Instructor will
contact participants to schedule appoint-
ment. Cost for this evaluation will be an
additional $15. To find out more about
this program or to register go online to
www.leeparks.org or call 533-7440.
Bunche Beach Eco Paddling Tour
Paddle along the shoreline of the
Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail, through
mangroves and creeks. Explore the wide
variety of wildlife and vegetation this
beautiful area has to offer. Tour lasts
approximately two hours. The next trip
is Thursday, March 4 from 3:45 to 5:45
p.m. Cost for this trip is $40 per person
and includes all of your paddling supplies.
Register 48 hours in advance to assure
minimum numbers are met at www.
leeparks.org or by phone at 533-7440.
Check the Web site for additional dates
and times or call 463-3764 for more
Bowditch Point Park Eco
Paddle San Carlos Bay, Hurricane Bay
and Pelican Bay in search of dolphin,
manatee and a wide variety of birds as
you tour the Calusa Blueway Paddling
Trail. This trip last approximately three
hours. The next tour is Tuesday, March
2 at 9 a.m. and lasts approximately two
hours. The cost for this trip is $40 per
person and includes all of your paddling
supplies. Register 48 hours in advance at
www.leeparks.org or by phone at 533-
7440. Check the Web site for additional
dates and times or call 463-3764 for
Stretch and Tone Class at
Bowditch Point Park
Join the group for a gentle wake up
call for the mind and body that incorpo-
rates a total body stretch, toning, and
relaxation to revitalize and invigorate
at Bowditch Point Park, one of the
most beautiful settings on Fort Myers
Beach. Wear comfortable clothing and
bring a towel, mat and bottled water.
Session begins March 3 and meets every
Wednesday and Friday morning from
8 to 8:55 a.m. Cost is $50 per month
or a $10 per class drop in fee. Full ses-
sion registration includes a parking pass.
Pre-register at www.leeparks.org for this
fun and exciting new program. For more
information on any shoreline program or
activity call 463-3764.
New to Fort Myers Beach, this active
and dynamic exercise class provides a
great workout to a Latin beat. Classes
begin March 6 and meet every Saturday
morning from 9 to 10 a.m. at Bowditch
Point Park. Cost for this program is $40
per month and includes a parking pass
with this registration. A drop in fee of
$15 per class is also available. To register
for this program or for more information
go online to www.leeparks,org or call
Beach Bootcamp at Bonita
Come out to beautiful Bonita Beach
Park and let personal trainers design a
combination of cardio and weight training
to give you a great workout. By enlisting
in bootcamp you'll have the body you've
always wanted while enjoying the won-
derful environment that Bonita Beach has
Classes meet every Tuesday and
Thursday morning from 7 to 8 a.m.
beginning March 9. Cost for this program
is $80 per month and includes a parking
pass with full session registration. A drop
in fee of $15 per class is also available.
To register for this program go online to
www.leeparks.org or by phone at 533-
Laughter Yoga Free
Come on out and join this fun group
for a laughing, good time at Lynn Hall
Park. Students will stretch and unwind
with yoga moves and laughter techniques
at this beautiful beach front park. Bring
a towel and bottled water to this free
program (with paid parking). Class is held
Friday mornings from 8 to 9 a.m at the
Lynn Hall Park next to the playground
on Fort Myers Beach. To learn more
about Laughter Yoga go on-line to www.
laughteryoga.org or call 677-7017.0
THERIVER FEBRUARY19,2010 15
CROW Case Of The Week:
by Brian Johnson
SJanuary 24 Mike Boesemberg found two great-
horned owl babies on the ground, at the bottom of a
pine tree, on his large tract of land in Lehigh Acres. He
was not sure how long they had been there.
Familiar with the wildlife on his land, Mike had first seen the
parents of the owls about two years ago. He told CROW staff
the owls had taken over the nest of a mangrove fox squirrel.
S CROW Veterinarian Dr. PJ Deitschel asked him to bring the
babies into the clinic.
One weighed 565 grams while the smaller one just 380
grams. The primary concern was internal injuries from the fall
from the 35-foot nest site.
The larger baby owl stood up and adopted an aggressive posture while the smaller
one hunkered down on his hocks. CROW gave them fluids and a tiny bit of food and
put them in a cage overnight.
The following morning the staff was pleased to find the baby raptors BAR (bright,
alert and responsive). Staff gave them a small breakfast and the birds spent a comfort-
able day at CROW.
Great-horned owl babies
5 p.m. Mail donations to PO Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit:
J oin the Audubon Society of Southwest Florida for a presentation on ospreys by
Mark "Bird" Westall Thursday, February 18, 7 to 8 p.m. at Rutenberg Park.
Westall, owner of Canoe Adventures & Wilderness Tours, began his ecotour
business on Sanibel in the mid-1970s. As an avid birder, he became involved in moni-
toring osprey and bald eagle populations on Sanibel in the late 1970s.
He will be sharing some of his many experiences engaged in raptor research as
founder of The International Osprey Foundation.
Rutenberg Park is at 6490 South Pointe Boulevard, Fort Myers.,
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Cat delivering the baby owls
On Tuesday staff contacted the finder to see if the parents were still circling the
area. Boesemberg said they were continuing to search for their lost offspring. As the
babies had shown no signs of internal trauma, Dr. PJ gave the green light to send
them back to Lehigh, entrusting them to Cat Turner, the hospital's "premiere" nest
builder and tree climber.
Cat gathered up sticks and branches from the CROW property and grabbed an
extension ladder. As a volunteer's plans changed at the last moment, Cat recruited
her mother, Scarlett Fox, who lives in the area, to help her with the release. "She was
happy to come and see the babies and what I do," said Cat. "She's the best ladder-
Mike showed her the pine tree, and Cat climbed up and found the squirrel nest. "It
was no bigger than a mockingbird nest!" she said.
Deciding the owls needed a larger home, she went to work constructing new lodg-
ing for them. Using palm fronds and the material she brought from CROW, she wove
a spacious nest that would give them ample room.
She put the nest in a nearby palm tree, securing it in such a way that they would be
protected from sun and rain and still give their mother easy entry and exit.
"It was one of the best nests I ever made," said Cat. "The mama owl watched me
the whole time."
She carried the babies up the palm tree in her backpack so she could have her
hands free, then deposited them in the nest. She made several return trips up the
ladder to soften the floor of the nest with pine needles and other brush. The babies
settled in immediately and kept low and out of sight.
Cat returned on Monday, February 15 to check on their progress. "They were right
where I left them," she said. "I could see them both from the ground. They are start-
ing to get flight feathers and standing tall. The smaller one is catching up in size. They
will probably be fledged in about two weeks."
CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife
hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from the Gulf
Coast of Florida. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to
Party in style '50s style, that is!
Join The Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater
for their 2010 fundraiser
"Back to the Fabulous '50s"
held Wednesday, March 3rd at
The South Seas Resort
Call the Box Office for more information
Want to win $20,000?
Buy a raffle ticket for $200.
Only 300 will be sold!
Call (23.)395-8629 or stop by S. Congress Rolex Boutique, Congress
Jewelers or Bank of the Islands for raffle tickets.
Do not have to be present. Io win.
16 THERIVER FEBRUARY19,2010
Corps Of Engineers Begins Pulse
Release From Lake Okeechobee
To Caloosahatchee Estuary
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, began a water pulse
release from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee Estuary at 7 a.m.
Saturday, February 13.
This pulse release is needed because the last release (flows ended February 4) did
not fully achieve the desired benefits to the estuary. That release did bring salinity lev-
els in the upper Caloosahatchee Estuary closer to the desired target, but levels are still
slightly above the target. The corps anticipates this release will benefit the ecology of
the upper Caloosahatchee Estuary by maintaining variability in desired salinity levels in
The 14-day release has a target average flow over the period of 650 cubic feet
per second (cfs) measured at the S-79 (WP Franklin Lock and Dam). This release
schedule does not include releases to the St. Lucie Estuary through the S-80 structure.
"A 14-day release is unique. We've designed the release to have two peaks of flow
as opposed to the single peak we include in a seven or 10-day release," said Col. Al
Pantano, Jacksonville District commander. "One of our concerns has been the 'down-
time' between typical releases. Those periods of no-flow appear to undermine the
gains we make during a release."
The release will simulate the effect of two back-to-back short duration rainfall
events. "We will take a close look at conditions and the effect of the first simulated
rainfall event," said Pantano. "We expect to see some improvement in salinity condi-
tions in the Caloosahatchee River's upper estuary. We'll evaluate the success of the
first flow and then determine the second flow curve depending on the conditions we
see. It's possible we could determine at that point that additional flows are not need-
Inflows to the lake and the lake water level have both continued to rise for the past
several weeks. The near-term weather forecast predicts rain for several areas in the
basin. Water managers are predicting that the lake level may enter the Low Sub-band
in a matter of days.
"We will continue to monitor conditions closely, and we may modify our plan
along the way to maintain a balance of benefits and adversity among all the interests,"
Pantano said. "If we see significant rainfall and basin inflow upstream of S-79, we
would rely on the natural rainfall event to provide the freshwater needed to lower salin-
ity, not lake water. However, if we have significant inflows to the lake, and the lake
level rises, we may have to increase flows to the estuaries. As always, we will coordi-
nate closely with the South Florida Water Management District, and other agencies
and interested parties."
On February 12, the lake stage (level) was 13.49 feet NGVD. The lake was within
the Operational Band of the 2008 Lake Okeechobee Regulation Schedule (LORS).
Specifically, the lake level is in the Base Flow Sub-band. In accordance with the LORS,
releases may be made up to 450 cfs and 200 cfs to the Caloosahatchee and the St.
Lucie estuaries, respectively. In addition, the regulation schedule allows these releases
to be redistributed between the east and the west to minimize impacts and/or to
provide additional benefits. Water managers will shift the 200 cfs allowance for the
eastern outlet to the western outlet to achieve the environmental benefit 450 cfs is not
likely to produce.
After the pulse release is complete, the corps will reassess the conditions and coor-
dinate closely with the South Florida Water Management District and other affected
agencies, local governments and stakeholders regarding future actions.
A pulse-type release more closely resembles the naturally-occurring pattern of run-
off into the estuary caused by rain, which normally leads to an increase in flow as rain
continues to fall, followed by a gradual decrease as runoff comes to an end. Water
managers expect these releases to help maintain salinity ranges that are conducive to
the sustainability of estuarine organisms in the upper estuary. These releases also ben-
efit the overall ecology of the area by promoting the mixing of salinity levels and nutri-
ent concentrations from one water level to another.
For more information on water level data and flows for Lake Okeechobee and
the Central and Southern Florida Project, visit the corps' water management page at
index.htm. Questions may be directed to Nanciann Regalado, 904-334-8954.0
Florida Yards and Neighborhoods
rain barrel workshop will show
how rain barrels can collect water
from your roof. Only a quarter inch of
rain on a typical roof will create over
600 gallons of water.
During the class 55-gallon recycled
barrels will be transformed into rain bar-
rels that you can take home. The class is
taught by Lee County Extension Service
Benefits are water conservation, pre-
venting storm water run-off, and money
The workshops are on Saturday,
February 27 and Saturday, March 27
from 9 to 11 a.m. at Rutenberg Park,
6490 South Pointe Boulevard, Fort
Myers. The cost is $45 per rain barrel.
Call Pam at 533-7523 to register.
L ee County second Urban Farm
Bus Tour, Wednesday, March 17.
The bus will be leaving from Lee
County Extension Office, 3406 Palm
Beach Boulevard, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Cost
$50 per person.
The second Urban Farm Bus Tour
is scheduled for Wednesday, March 17
from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The bus will leave
from Lee County Extension office, 3406
Palm Beach Boulevard. Guide will be Roy
Beckford, agriculture agent, IFAS Lee
County Extension. The tour will bring
you to four urban farms located in Lee
County. This is a unique opportunity
to meet farmers who will share their
business experience and to learn about
new farming techniques being practiced
locally. The cost is $50.
Samples and produce will be available.
Refreshments and farm snacks will be
provided during the bus tour.
Lunch is also included and will be
served on one of the stops. For more
information and reservations call 533-
by Cdr. Ron Terciak
he San Carlos Bay Sail &
Power Squadron will be offering
America's Boating Course on
Saturday, February 20 from 8:15 a.m.
to 12:30 p.m.This course is recognized
by the National Association of State
Boating Law Administrators. The state
of Florida recently passed legislation
requiring anyone born after January
1, 1988 to have passed a safe boat-
ing course and obtain a Boating Safety
Education ID card, which is valid for life,
in order to operate a boat with more
than 10 HP. Each student will receive
a card/certificate from the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Commission upon comple-
tion of the class. The course consists of
two sessions on consecutive Saturdays.
The second session will be on Saturday,
February 27 also from 8:15 a.m. to
Topics covered include hull design,
docking, anchoring, handling boating
emergencies, reading channel markers
and many other topics to make each
boating experience safer and more enjoy-
The cost of the course is $40 with a
$20 cost for a second person sharing the
The course is being taught at the
San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron
Classroom located at 16048 San Carlos
Boulevard at the corner of Kelly Road
(across from ACE Hardware). Students
can register online at www.scbps.com or
call the office at 466-4040.0
A Work Of Art
See County and the City of Fort
Myers, in a superb example
of interagency collaboration,
announced the upcoming installation
of an innovative public art project for
the new five-story Lee County Justice
Center Parking Garage in downtown
Following a nationwide search, New
York based artist Marylyn Dintenfass, who
has completed more than 25 large-scale
commissions internationally, was selected
in July of 2009 to create a site-specific
artwork for the building's exterior walls.
Titled Parallel Park, Dintenfass' unique
work will encompass a total of 30,000
square feet. Its brilliant imagery and
impressive scale is certain to significantly
enhance downtown Fort Myers and
become an exciting and important land-
mark for Southwest Florida.
The architect for Lee County Justice
Center and Parking Garage, Kevin
Williams, BSSW Architects, Inc. in Fort
Myers, developed the concept of using
imagery on the garage's panel elements.
A collaborative effort between the county
and city, architect and artist to produce
an extraordinary project began. With the
artist in New York, the printer in North
Carolina and the fabricator in Orlando,
everyone worked together with Williams
to ensure the artist's aesthetic intent.
Dintenfass' images were photographed,
drum-scanned, and employing special-
ized digitizing software, enlarged to 10
times their original size, resulting in 23
images, each an astonishing 33 feet high
by 23 feet wide and printed on open-
weave Kevlar/fiberglass fabric panels to
be installed on all four exterior walls of
the parking garage. To enhance archival
properties and insure long life durability, a
protective ultraviolet light screening coat-
ing will be applied to the panels.
Dintenfass said, "Parallel Park meta-
phorically expresses the spirit of the auto-
mobile. The circle shapes conjure tires,
headlights, dashboard instrumentation
and steering wheels; linear patterns are
emblematic of roads, ramps, directional
and parking designations. I have orga-
nized the four sides of the Lee County
Justice Center Parking Garage into a
visual frieze or "book" of color, shape,
pattern and scale to facilitate the view-
ers' imagination and visceral experience.
In this instance I drew my inspiration
from modern life experiences: ubiquitous
automobiles, traffic patterns, and the
geometry of movement within the build-
Dintenfass went on the say, "My
desire is to transform the perimeter of the
structure into a progression of changing
images and colorful patterns: both key
elements of my paintings and drawings.
These images and patterns recall architec-
tural friezes, mosaics and frescoes of the
ancient, medieval and Renaissance artists
as well as works by early modern artists
such as the Synchroists and the Italian
Futurists. It is my intent that Parallel
Park will project a powerful signature
Barbara Hill, consultant to the city's
Public Art Committee said, "Dintenfass'
work brings a unique visual vibrancy to
this architectural complex and represents
an important moment in the field of
public art in the United States. Research
indicates that the use of this new tech-
nology to produce a massive exterior
work of public art is the first of its kind
in the nation. At a time when public art
programs and budgets are being cut or
eliminated, Parallel Park will surely stand
as an iconic example of how a successful
public art project can be funded by public
and private sources and realized through
an innovative collaborative process."
The public will be invited to attend
the dedication event to be scheduled in
the spring to officially open the parking
garage and dedicate this public artwork.
In conjunction with the dedication, the
Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at Edison
State College in Fort Myers will present
an exhibition of Dintenfass' sketches,
drawings, and the original proposal ren-
derings of her Parallel Park project.
The City of Fort Myers seeks to
acquire a quality and diverse public art
collection that will aesthetically enhance
and engage the community, promote a
greater awareness of and appreciation
for art, and respond to and reflect the
unique character and history of the city.
The city's public art program was formed
in 2004 to enrich the cultural climate of
the city and foster a sense of place for
residents and visitors. Funding for public
art projects is made possible through
contributions from private developers and
THERIVER FEBRUARY19,2010 17
anterbury students participated
in the District Solo/Ensemble
Music Performance Assessments
and did very well, said Band Director
Dana Williams. "Students received 21
superior and 11 excellent ratings. Seven
musicians qualified to go on to the state
level assessments. I am so proud of all
The following students received supe-
rior ratings and will advance to the state
level (March 29 to 31). Woodwind quin-
tet: Carl Nist-Lund, Yumiko Nakmura,
Will Heise, Wyatt Smith and Aislinn
Kane; alto sax solo: Matt Hembling;
flute soloists: Aislinn Kane and Katie
Longmire; and oboe solo: Carl Nist-Lund.
The following students also received
superior ratings: (intermediate school)
Eve Bailey, Maddie Goldberg, Evelyn
Pizzolato-Murray and Martin Winton;
(middle school) Emily Edwards, Grace
Keating, Leili Molzan, Adam Tardif
and Emma Wynekoop; (upper school)
Alex Edwards, Leigh Miller and Kelly
These upper school students
received excellent ratings: Alexandra
Dadrat, Alexandra Gerberick, Mercedes
Espina, Mariela Hernandez, Tara Kini,
Kate Lewis, Christine Orlando, Alex
Ghanem, Zach Leatherman and Jordan
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Alliance Offers Classrooms
For Art Therapy Program
Opportunity Services students with their completed works
O n a weekly basis the Alliance for the Arts opens its classrooms to
Opportunity Services, adults with disabilities, giving them a chance to par-
ticipate in drawing, painting, collage making and working in mixed media
For individuals who have difficultly expressing themselves Art Therapy allows par-
ticipants to make their own artistic decisions and communicate through their work.
According to teacher Sally Clarke, "Our goal is to give our clients an opportunity to
express themselves in an immediate, spontaneous way through art. Many of the clients
have little experience with the arts and it gives them a chance to try something new
Through the program Clarke has seen students experience self growth, self under-
standing and in many clients, an increase in self confidence. She also notes the impor-
tance of working together. "Art with groups involves being part of a supportive com-
by Di Saggau
The Music of
SP March 8 at the
Dinner Theatre. This talented vocal
duo will regale the audience with some
of the greatest hits of Broadway. At
the time of my interview with Lessack,
he was cruising on the lovely Regent
Mariner in Antarctica. "I joined the
ship in Ushuaia, Argentina, which is
the southern most point in the world.
We have been rocking' and rollin' on the
Drake Passage (known to be the rough-
est seas in the world) for a few days
now and I am ready for calmer waters. I
am performing with my trio, 3 Men and
a Baby... Grand! and we'll stay onboard
until we reach Buenos Aires."
Lessack and his trio wowed audi-
ences last year at BIG ARTS Now
you can hear him in a totally different
show. I asked him to describe the con-
Joanne O'Brien and Lee Lessack
cert. What can the audience expect?
"An Enchanted Evening: The Music
of Broadway truly celebrates over six
decades of Broadway favorites, from
West Side Story to Phantom of the
Opera, and features myself and mezzo
soprano, Joanne O'Brien. Joanne and I
have been friends for over 30 years and
have performed this concert in over 300
cities across the country over the past
decade. It truly encompasses some of my
all-time favorite classics."
With so many Broadway songs to
choose from, Lessack explained how
they selected what to use in the show.
"We worked through so many songs and
it was hard to make a final selection. In
the end we wanted to create a nice arc to
the show and also highlight a few areas.
For instance, we felt that Rodgers and
Hammerstein were really the backbone
to American musical theater as we know
it. So we wrote an entire medley celebrat-
ing their songs. We also have an Andrew
munity of people and sharing naturally installs hope. Group members relate positive
experiences through interactive and helpful ways," Clarke said.
Visit www.ArtInLee.org to learn more about community partnerships and how to
donate to support the cause.,
Step Afrika! 'Electrifying'
at 7:30 p.m.
February 20. This
is the only profes-
in the world dedi-
cated to the art
of stepping, an
a band without
stepping is a
that uses kicks, Kenako dance photo by Erik Watson
stomps, claps, and
chants to create visually and musically exciting rhythms.
Washington, D.C.'s critically acclaimed Step Afrika! brings high energy performanc-
es to the stage; a spectacle the Washington Post described as "electrifying." The audi-
ence participates in these interactive shows and learns basic stepping while having fun.
Tickets are general seating, $42; loge,$47; student/child, $15. To purchase tickets
Grand Patron series sponsor is The Ferguson Foundation with supporter Traders.4
Sixth Annual Irish Festival
celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a taste of Irish culture
at Cape Coral Irish American Club's Irish Festival on
Saturday, March 6, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and
Sunday, March 7, from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., when the festi-
val opens with an outdoor Roman Catholic Mass.
The family-friendly festival presents two days of lively enter-
tainment with pipe and drum bands, step dancing, rousing fid-
dlers and inspiring singers. Fresh corned-beef and cabbage will
Visitors can learn about tracing their Irish roots and shop the Irish import stores.
There will be free arts and crafts activities for children three to 10 as well as affordable
Hank and Mary O'Neill, club officers, said, "In March we're all Irish so this is a festi-
val for everyone. A time to kick back and relax, enjoy the music and, maybe even join
in the dancing. Proceeds are donated to local charities and our scholarship fund."
There will be plenty of seating and shade and free parking in the Bavarian Gardens,
home of the German American Social Club, at 2101 West Pine Island Road, west of
Chiquita Boulevard. Adult admission $5. Children under 12 free; college students $3
with school ID.
For additional information log onto www.capecoralirishamericanclub.org.
Lloyd Webber medley because his music
continues to be an audience favorite
wherever we perform." The show will
also feature music from Lerner and Lowe
and Stephen Sondheim.
Lessack explained how he and
O'Brien met. "I attended a public school,
and Joanne, an all-girl Catholic school.
The good news for me is that they always
needed men for their annual musical pro-
duction. I auditioned for Oklahoma and
was cast as Ali Hakim (the peddler man)
while Joanne was starring as Laurie.
We've been friends ever since."
When asked what he likes best about
being an entertainer, he said, "I abso-
lutely love connecting with the audience.
Finding that connection through the use
of my voice is the most thrilling thing in
Lessack's graceful lyric vocals and
sophisticated yet endearing persona have
made him a shining star on the interna-
tional cabaret scene. O'Brien appears
regularly in concert from Los Angeles
to New York. Both have received rave
reviews. This is a show for everyone who
enjoys the hit songs of Broadway.
An Enchanted Evening: The Music
of Broadway plays at Broadway Palm
Dinner Theatre for one night only,
Monday, March 8, with dinner at 5:30
p.m. and show at 7:30. Tickets are on
sale and are $52 for dinner and the show
or $32 for the performance only. Call
278-4422 or stop by the box office,
1380 Colonial Boulevard, Fort Myers.
THERIVER FEBRUARY19, 2010
Art Poems, the collaborative trans-
media poet and artist project of
Southwest Florida will celebration
its fourth year at the Alliance for the
Arts on Wednesday, March 3 at 7:30
Twelve artists and 12 poets have col-
laborated to produce poems inspired by
artworks and artworks inspired by poems.
During the presentation, poets will per-
form their poems while the artworks are
As a special edition to the per-
formance, music has been added to
ArtPoems with award winning flutist Kat
Epple who will perform her collabora-
tions with poet Lorraine Vail and provide
accompaniment to the digital image pre-
sentation of the new ArtPoems.
This multi-media collaborative experi-
ence is sure to be an evening to remem-
ber with artists Ellie Gause, Martha
Graham, Shelia Hoen, Dennis Joyce,
David King, Don Mauer, Andi McCarter,
Joshua Myers, JR Roberts, Paul Rodino,
Carol Rosenberg, Susan Sadler. Featured
poets include Jim Brock, Don Brown,
Vince Faraone, Katelyn Gravel, Tanya
Hochschild, Mary LaVelle, Bob Maxeiner,
Joseph Pacheco, Katie Pankow, Rachel
Peacock, Sid Simon, and Lorraine Vail.
A suggested $5 donation benefits arts
education and related programs offered
by the Alliance. RSVP to 939-2787.
The Alliance for the Arts is located at
10091 McGregor Boulevard just south of
Colonial Boulevard. Visit www.ArtInLee.
org for more details.@
From page 1
Show And Sale
The club was organized in 1970 and
combined its first show with a tea. At the
present time, the show and tea are seper-
Porcelain painting was declared
as a fine art by the Florida House of
Representatives by a resolution adopted
in 1982. In 1984, all Florida porce-
lain clubs painted a 92-piece coffee
and tea set for the governor's mansion
on Bavarian china. At that time, Bob
Graham was the governor of Florida. The
set stayed at the governor's mansion.
In the early 1900s, china painting was
a popular art form and is now a respect-
ed form of art.
There will be raffle pieces, door prizes
and refreshments. Admission is free. For
more information call Donna at
Another Hit At
y Me to the Moon: a Tribute to
the Rat Pack opened Thursday,
February 18 to a packed house
at The Herb Strauss Schoolhouse
Theater. Audiences had wine and hours
d'oeuvres on the (heated) President's
Garden and Patio before heading into
the theater at 8 p.m.
Fly me to the Moon once again
pairs up the creative genius of Artistic
Director Victor Legarreta and Musical
Director Justin P. Cowan.
Songs like Luck be a Lady, It Don't
Mean a Thing, and Lady is a Tramp
will have you tapping your toes and
clapping your hands. What better way
to spend an evening on lovely Sanibel
Island, reminiscing through these classic
hits with that special someone.
Join The Herb Strauss Schoolhouse
Theater and its talented singers for a
journey through the hits made famous
by Frank, Sammy, and Dean. The cast
is made up of five; Elizabeth Casalini,
Dom Crincoli, Solomon Kee, Victor Ca
Legarreta and Elizabeth Urbanczyk.
The February 23 performance will
be a special fundraiser for CROW, with
$5 from every ticket going to the organi-
zation. All showtimes are at 8 p.m.
Fly Me to the Moon is sponsored by
Lily & Co. and Karen Bell & the Bell
Team. The Herb Strauss Schoolhouse
st of Fly Me to the Moon
Theater is located at 2200 Periwinkle
Way, Sanibel. For tickets and information
call the box office at 472-6862 or visit
twitter? Follow along for special deals and
backstage info @SchoolhouseSNBL.@
The Mangrove Gathering Eco Cafe
T he Mangrove Gathering
Eco Cafe is for people
who care about the
earth, a place to socialize
with live music, coffee, tea,
and snack/dessert potlatch
and current local information
on Southwest Florida environ-
The cafe blends both infor-
mation and entertainment into
an evening that goes beyond
consciousness raising, to give
long-time and newly made
friends options to become
involved firsthand with the
earth and all its life.
Find answers to your ques-
tions, express comments
and opinions, or check the
wall calendar for upcoming
environmental meetings and
events. Sharing environmental
concerns and solutions is the
framework of the evening. The Boys of County Lee
Fair Trade coffee is for
sale by the Unitarian Universalist Church; there are eco and community organization
displays, sales, and information; and free chair massages.
The Mangrove Gathering takes place at the Support Services Facility Eco Living
Center at Rutenberg Park, 6490 South Pointe Boulevard, between College Parkway
and Cypress Lake Drive.
Bring your own reusable mug for free coffee/tea or pay a $1 Earth Tax to use a
throwaway paper cup. Be a part of the community potlatch and bring a snack or des-
sert to share with others.
The Mangrove Gathering Eco Cafe happens seasonally, on the third Friday of every
three months. For more information contact John Kiseda at 432-2163 or kisedajb@
OPENING WEEKEND! I o Saa
SPONSORED BY: LILY & CO.
AND KAREN BELL & THE BELL TEAM
2200 Periwinkle Way
A Tribute to
the Rat Pack!
February 18 -
A musical revue
featuring the music of
Frank, Sammy & Dean. For Tickets Call
Follow us @SchoolhouseSNBL
www.theschoo I housetheater.com
20 THERIVER FEBRUARY19,2010
From page 1
Greg Biolchini: Reflecting
Our Spirit Right Back At Us
He describes that
era as a "very happy
accident" when he
learned a great deal.
At that time,
downtown was some-
thing of a ghost town
and the floor had sat
empty for 18 years.
The entire build-
ing was for sale for
$50,000, he remem-
He and another
artist moved into the
fourth floor in 1978,
the first of only two
who would reside i-... i
there during that
period in Fort Myers
The somewhat .
town had suffered Artist Jan Ellen Atkielski with Biolchini's portrait of her
the fate of countless
urban areas across a
country that fell prey to the mall-and-sprawl philosophy.
In the late 1970s, "black" and "white" bathroom signs remnants of the segre-
gationist past were still scattered throughout downtown, even though they were no
longer in effect.
The area was aesthetically challenged, too. Dropped-ceilings and boarded-over win-
dows robbed buildings of the inherent architectural charm that current redevelopment
The Richards Building had one of the last elevator men in town talk about
reminders of another era.
Biolchini with Laura Roedern
Nevertheless, the living situation turned out to be wonderful for artists who needed
very cheap rent. The space had 14- to 17-foot ceilings diffused light through north
windows, and wood floors.
So, the artist recalls, "The place filled up with would-be, wanna-be, and perhaps-
maybe artists... we really learned from each other."
In addition to the camaraderie of fellow artists, there were many downtown eater-
ies, such as the Snack House on Broadway, within an easy walking distance.
"It was a really nice artist's environment."
Although the lively group was short on real experience in the professional art world,
they had youth and boundless enthusiasm. In fact, several people in that Richards
Building enclave evolved into very successful artists.
Studio Across The River
Biolchini maintained that fourth-floor studio in the Richards Building for 30 years.
But in 2008, he made the big move to the idyllic location that's just a quick jaunt over
the Edison Bridge.
There, he holds workshops and monthly demonstrations at his studio. The demos
give artists a chance to see if he's someone they'd like to study with. A demo is fol-
lowed by optional critiques for attendees who bring their work.
"Fresh ingredients, simplicity, love...
the recipe for a treasured dining experience" ChefAJ
The artist details the technique for grisaille in the color of burnt umber. Artists later use the
grisaille as an under-painting to accurately match the darks and lights of their subject
before applying the full range of color, photo by Gerri Reaves
He prefers to call his students work-
shop attendees, for he sees the teaching
process as reciprocal.
As he sees it, he's there to be of
service and to answer questions, not to
dogmatically instill in them a set of paint-
"I always wish someone had been
there to show me what I now know," he
explains. Consequently, he's tried to cre-
ate a space where he can genuinely help
artists, providing the optimum set-up that
painters could want, a well-equipped stu-
dio space and personalized teaching.
According to artist Jan Ellen Atkielski,
the workshops don't involve just watch-
ing someone painting. She describes
the experience as "actually hearing the
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thought process behind everything he
does... he really speaks to you about why
the first step really matters later on."
An accomplished working artist her-
self, she says that in her first workshop,
she learned more than she did in art
The workshops attract a wide variety
of participants of all levels of expertise,
but most tend to be people who have had
an interest in art all their lives and decide
that once they retire, they will fully dive
into what they love.
"And they do," says Biolchini.
"They're not just playing... People don't
stop painting from the moment they
come in the door. They're all so very seri-
He makes a point of telling models to
take a break, because the attendees won't
stop painting as long as a model sits.
THERIVER FEBRUARY19,2010 21
He and other painters laugh at the
misconception that it must be fun to paint
because it's so relaxing. In fact, it's just
the opposite. Painting well is just plain
He offers several types of workshops:
portrait painting from life in pastel and
oil; en plein aire, which takes place on
various sites throughout Lee County; and
workshops focusing on using a particular
medium, which involves using oil or pas-
tels in still lifes.
Summertime brings a change of pace
for Biolchini, who is in demand as a
teacher around the country.
He's highly complimented when art-
ists he considers well-known nationwide
attend the workshops. For example, at
a workshop in Wisconsin, one attendee
had won top award in the country's larg-
est pastel competition and had appeared
on the cover of the country's major pastel
"And here he was in my workshop to
learn from me," he said.
Another woman who had studied
with Biolchini at the von Leibig Art
Center flew across the country one sum-
mer to continue her studies in his plein
aire workshop in Tacoma, Washington.
For a complete listing of upcoming
demonstrations and workshops, contact
Biolchini at 910-6088 or greg@biolchini.
com. Or visit www.biolchini.com.
The next workshop, The Classic
Portrait from Life Pastel, is scheduled
for February 24 to 27.0
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Gulf Coast Sailing
Club Regatta To
Be Held In Naples
The Gulf Coast Sailing Club's 34th
annual regatta, The Porsche
Cup of Naples, will be conducted
on Saturday, March 27, and Sunday,
March 28 beginning at 11 a.m. each
day. Hosted by the Hamilton Harbor
Yacht Club, the regatta will feature
two days of sailboat racing for local
and national competitors. For the third
straight year, the highly competitive
U.S. Melges 24 fleet has highlighted this
regatta as one of its premier Southeast
events. Teams from throughout the U.S.
are expected to compete, and proceeds
raised through sponsorship and entry
fees will be used to help support local
Racing will be done on three sepa-
rate courses. Two will be in the Gulf of
Mexico just south of the Naples Pier, and
the third will be in Naples Bay, across
the bay from the Naples Sailing Center.
Course assignments will be based on
boat classes, which include one design,
spinnaker, non-spinnaker, cruising, and
multi-hull. Spectators are invited to
watch the regatta from the beach, or on
a boat. Entries into the regatta will be
accepted until March 26, and registra-
tion information can be found at www.
Porsche of Naples, the largest Porsche
dealership on Florida's west coast, is the
title sponsor for the third consecutive
2009 Porsche Cup of Naples sailing regatta
"We are very pleased to be connected
with such a premier racing event here
in Southwest Florida," said John Harris,
general manager of Porsche of Naples.
"The high performance and excitement
of the regatta nicely ties in with our high
performance automobiles like the new
Shore activities will be hosted for the
second consecutive year by the Hamilton
Harbor Yacht Club, which features
world-class docking facilities, a beauti-
ful clubhouse and highly trained staff. In
addition to serving as the launch site of
the regatta, Hamilton Harbor Yacht Club
will host a buffet dinner for skippers and
crew, with entertainment and a tasting
party sponsored by Slavianskaya Vodka,
on Saturday, March 27.
"The Porsche Cup of Naples is a very
fun event to participate in, and to watch,"
said Jim Gunderson, commodore of the
Gulf Coast Sailing Club, and general
manager of The Naples Beach Hotel
& Golf Club. "It promises to be quite a
competition. So if you haven't attended a
regatta before, this is a great opportunity
to see some exceptional sailing."4
From Near Extinction To The Elite The
Minnesota Twins In The Last Decade
by Ed Frank
T en years ago, 500-plus columns and stories ago, there
was both anxiety and excitement as we sat down with
Terry Ryan, then general manager of the Minnesota
Twins, to gather information for our first Island Sun sports
Always friendly and cooperative, Ryan, shrewd and success-
ful in his 13-year career as Twins' GM, was coming off a tough
year as his 1999 team had finished fifth in the American League
Central Division with a lousy 63-97 record.
His payroll in 1999 was $16.3 million, second lowest in the
major leagues. In 2000, it climbed to just $16.5 million, dead
last in the majors. Just a few years later, Baseball Commissioner
Bud Selig proposed that the Twins' franchise be eliminated.
What a difference a decade makes!
As the Twins gather this week for the start of spring training which officially begins
Monday, and with the opening of their new stadium, Target Field, set for April,
Minnesota has been the most active in the off-season of any team in the AL Central.
Their 2010 team payroll already exceeds $95 million, a whopping increase from
$65.2 million last season. That's probably in the top 10 of the major leagues.
"We're fortunate as we moved from the Metrodome to Target Field that we have
some additional revenues," General Manager Bill Smith, who succeeded Ryan two
years ago, said recently in a conference call. "Believe me, we've probably tapped
pretty well into that revenue stream," he added.
The Twins obtained shortstop JJ Hardy from Milwaukee, signed veteran slugger
JimThome and long reliever Clay Condrey. Then, last week, All-Star second baseman
Orlando Hudson agreed to a one-year $5 million contract.
In addition, Minnesota brought back veteran right-hander Carl Pavano in a one-year
deal for $7 million and agreed to contracts with all eight arbitration-eligible players.
"We're certainly running to the upper extremes of where we can be," Smith said in
that conference call. "I think it's fair to say if we were in the Metrodome we wouldn't
have the revenues to be where we are right now."
There's little doubt that the moves Smith made in the off-season earns the Twins
the role of heavy favorites to repeat as AL Central Division champions.
The big question remaining is whether the Twins can come to terms with their
reigning American League MVP and batting champion Joe Mauer. Mauer is entering
the final year of a four-year $34 million contract and has said he wants to remain with
his hometown team.
Both sides have been negotiating in the hopes of reaching a new deal by the start
of the regular season.
But it won't come cheaply for the Twins. It will likely require a six- or eight-year
contract in excess of $100 million. If agreement is not reached, teams like the New
York Yankees and Boston Red Sox will eagerly go after the young catcher.
Ten years ago, the picture wasn't as rosy for the Twins as it is today. No longer
are they a penny-pinching franchise as the figures prove $16.3 million to $95 mil-
lion. And there's a feeling of confidence at the Lee County Sports Complex where the
Twins gather for the 20th year.
And no one is happier than Ryan, who remained with the organization as senior
adviser to the general manager.
One final note: Ryan, who always said that scouting was his first love, will be admit-
ted into the Professional Baseball Scouts Hall of Fame in a ceremony here March 30
at Hammond Stadium.
Everblades Begin Eight-Game Home Stand
The Florida Everblades begin an eight-game home stand this week with a three-
game series against the Kalamazoo Wings that started Wednesday night at Germain
Arena. The series concludes this weekend with Friday and Saturday night games start-
ing at 7:30 p.m.
The Everblades began the week with a season record of 26-18-8 and a third-place
standing in the ECHL South Division.
The local team dropped a 6-3 decision last Sunday to Gwinnett, the first loss for
Florida in the last five games. The Everblades are 5-2-2 against Gwinnett this season.
The Gladiators will be here March 4, 5 and 6 for the last three games of the current
Following this weekend's series with Kalamazoo, first-place South Carolina provides
the opposition next weekend.&
he Caloosahatchee Marching
and Chowder Society (CMCS) is
hosting the Edison Gulf Regatta
sailboat race on Saturday, February 27.
Three buoy races are planned off of
Fort Myers Beach with the first start at
10 a.m. There will be a raft-up after the
race in Glovers Bight to share stories
about the day's racing.
For more information contact Dan
Merriman, rear commodore of racing, at
n Thursday, February 25, The
American League Central
Division Champion Minnesota
Twins will again lend their time and
talents to raise awareness and funds
for local cancer patients treated at Lee
Memorial Health System's Regional
The Minnesota Twins Celebrity Golf
Classic, being held this year at Fiddlesticks
Country Club in Fort Myers with a shot-
gun start at 1 p.m., marks the event's
12th year. Players will fill Fiddlesticks'
Long Mean and Wee Friendly courses
- both well-regarded as two of the most
challenging courses in all of Southwest
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Golfers Raise $74,000 For FGCU Foundation
The Lit-n-More team (low gross winners): Jim Yoder, Marc The women low net team: Marianne Meola, Kathy Shimp
Huling, BJ Brundage, and Brittany Bertilson and Linda Lehtomaa
Dr. Wilson G. Bradshaw of FGCU (second from right) con-
gratulating the Johnson Control's team (low gross win-
ners): Matt Kragh, Scott Ernst, Rich Yovanovich, and Shawn
G golfers and sponsor-
ships raised $74,000
during the 18th annual
Florida Gulf Coast University
Founder's Cup Golf
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Bonita Bay Group's master-
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Naples. The total boosts the A
amount generated by past
tournaments to more than
$900,000 for the Florida
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funds to enhance scientific,
educational and athletic pro-
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Along with Bonita Bay Group, other major
sponsors of the tournament included Estero
Bay Chevrolet, hole-in-one; Five County
Insurance Agency, shirts; Regenesis, luncheon;
Johnson Controls, pins; Fifth Third Bank,
reception; Taylor Rental of Naples, photos;
University Housing, driving range; United
Mechanical, hats; AJAX Building Corporation,
silent auction; Service Painting of Florida, golf
carts; Wayne Wiles Floor Coverings, beverage
cart; and Kraft Construction, program.
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tunities or to register for the 2010 FGCU
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Lee County Bar
Civil Trial Lawyer
Is Board Certified
Michael C. McQuagge
The Lee County Bar Association
recently installed its 2010 execu-
tive council at a luncheon held
at the Royal Palm Yacht Club. The
event was one of the best attended
in the association's history, with just
under 250 members, judges, dignitar-
ies, attorneys and guests in attendance.
Jesse Diner, president of The Florida
Bar, installed this year's new officers -
Andrew S. Epstein, president; Michael
D. Randolph, vice president; Karla Y.
Campos, secretary; Andrew A. Bokan,
treasurer; and Mary C. Evans, member-
The Lee County Bar Association is
comprised of over 800 attorneys and
judges and its officers are elected each
year by its membership. Becoming a
member of the executive council requires
a five-year commitment to the associa-
tion. Each member is initially elected as
the member-at-large and then progresses
through each position, ultimately becom-
ing the president in their fifth year of
The Lee County Bar Association is a
not-for-profit, professional organization of
lawyers. Membership is open to all law-
yers who are licensed to practice in the
state of Florida. For more information,
contact Nanci DuBois at 334-0047 or go
Our E-Mail address is
Rort Myers attorney Michael C.
McQuagge has received his Florida
board certification for civil trial attor-
neys. This certification is the highest level
of recognition by the Florida Bar of com-
petency and experience of attorneys in
the area of civil trial law by the Supreme
Court of Florida. This distinction is held
by fewer than two percent of attorneys
licensed to practice law in Florida.
McQuagge practices and manages the
McQuagge Law Firm in downtown Fort
Myers, with offices located throughout the
state. His firm specializes in civil trial
McQuagge is also a member of
U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. 11th Circuit
Court of Appeals, U.S. District Court
(Middle District, Florida), Supreme Court
of Florida, Supreme Court of Texas,
Second District Court of Appeals Florida,
Association of Trial Lawyers of America
and the Florida Justice Association.,
Imost every organization has
employees that are hard to
manage and cause disruption
within their team or department. A
half-day workshop by the Florida Gulf
Coast University's Florida Institute
of Government's Leadership and
Management Skills Programs is titled
How to Handle Difficult Employees.
,It teaches participants to identify the
real issues behind disruptive behaviors,
and helps to differentiate between the
occasional problem and the problem
employee. Jeff Graddy is instructor for
The workshop will be from 8:30 a.m.
to 12:30 p.m., on Tuesday, February
23 at FGCU in Atrium Executive Center,
8695 College Parkway, Suite 1181, Fort
The cost is $79 per person. Call
Joanne Hartke at 425-3273 or email
email@example.com for more information
Alliance For Arts
David J. Shestokas
Run For Judge
attorney David J. Shestokas has
announced his intention to run
for the Lee County Judge seat
being vacated by Rad Sturgis, who is
retiring. Shestokas is a criminal defense
attorney practicing in Fort Myers, and
an international freelance writer, author
and educator of topics pertaining to the
US Constitution. He is 58 years of age
and a resident of Fort Myers for the past
His goal is to be the "people's judge"
of Lee County. He has spent the majority
of his legal career protecting the consti-
tutional rights of his clients, both in an
out of the courtroom, and now hopes
to serve and protect the people of Lee
County in his new role if elected.
Shestokas has been a licensed attor-
ney since 1987, when he was admitted
to practice before the Illinois Supreme
Court. He was admitted to practice
before the Florida Supreme Court in
In 1990 Shestokas was the Republican
nominee for the U.S. Congress.M
he Alliance for the Arts has pro-
moted Lori Madl to membership
and volunteer coordinator. Madl
has over six years experience in the Lee
County arts community and a strong
background in non-profit management
and fundraising. She received her B.A.
in dance from the University of Kansas,
Lawrence and her MA in administration
from Indiana University, Bloomington.
She is also a professional dancer,
teacher and choreographer and an
active advocate of the arts in the com-
munity. Madl serves as chair of Dance
Alliance, the resident dance company of
the Alliance for the Arts, volunteers for
Young Artists Awards and has worked
with Creative Theatre Workshop and
Calendar Girls of Florida.M
Naval Academy Accepting
Applications For Summer Program
applications are being accepted through March 31 for the United States Naval
Academy Summer Seminar (NASS for students who will have just completed
their junior year of high school in the summer of 2010. This program is a
fast-paced, six-day experience for high-achievers who may be interested in pursuing
an appointment to one of the nation's service academies and serving as a military
officer after graduation. NASS is held in three sessions: June 5, 12 and 19.
Summer Seminar introduces students to the opportunities at the Naval Academy
where academics, athletics, and professional training play equally important roles in
developing our nation's leaders. Students will live in the dormitory, Bancroft Hall, eat
in the dining facility, King Hall; participate in academic and leadership workshops; and
experience a variety of other activities at the academy. They will have an opportunity
to see first-hand what the academy has to offer through its exceptional academic, ath-
letic, extracurricular activities and leadership training programs.
The academy's current students, known as midshipmen, run the Summer Seminar
training with oversight by active duty Navy and Marine Corps officers. Over 2,250 stu-
dents from around the U.S. attend this rigorous program each year.
By applying, students are also applying for admission to the Naval Academy class of
2015. There is no need to submit a preliminary application when it becomes available
on April 1 for students desiring to apply for admission to USNA.
Students with questions about NASS and the application process may call 410-293-
1549 or visit www.usna.edu/admissions. The deadline for applications is March 31.0
It's Hands-On For
Students At High
Cosmetology students decorating
r the third year, high school and
adult students are working side by
side to build High Tech Central's
float for the Edison Festival of Light
Parade on February 20. The float's
theme is "Mr. Edison, When I Grow
Up..." and features children dressed in
career costumes depicting some of the
over 25 careers offered at High Tech
Central. Jan and Jamie Magirl, who
Business students working on the float
portray Thomas and Mina Edison at the
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, are also
riding on the float.
The float was built entirely by students
and staff. Welding students fabricated
the float platform from a truck that
was donated to the school by Wallace
International, auto body students painted
the cab and frame, carpentry students
built the main platform and structures,
electrical wiring students wired the float
with outlets and junction boxes, medium
and heavy duty truck and bus techni-
cian students are working on the engine.
Gasoline engine service technology
students set up the generators for the
electrical systems, electronic technology
students planned, arranged and installed
the sound and electronic systems for the
float, and students from other programs
Lee Schools 'Fit Friendly' Workplace
ee County Public Schools has been recognized as a Platinum-level Start! Fit-
Friendly Company by the American Heart Association's Start! movement for
helping employees eat better and move more.
"Physical activity and employee wellness are important priorities for us," said Dr.
James Browder, superintendent of schools.
Platinum-level employers have met the following criteria:
Offer employees physical activity options in the workplace;
Increase healthy eating options at the worksite;
Promote a wellness culture in the workplace;
Implement at least nine criteria outlined by the American Heart Association in the
areas of physical activity, nutrition and culture; and
Demonstrate measurable outcomes related to workplace wellness.
Start! helps change corporate cultures by motivating employees to start walking,
which has the lowest dropout rate of any physical activity.
"We've put a lot of various programs in place to get people excited about exercise,"
said Lisa Brown, the district's wellness coordinator. "From numerous on-site exercise
classes for under $2 each to free health screenings and districtwide health challenges,
we are constantly looking for ways to reach employees to help them start living health-
April ACT Test Registration
Registration is now open for the April 10 ACT achievement test. Students who
wish to take the college admission and placement exam must register before
The ACT is a curriculum-based achievement exam. It tests what students have actu-
ally learned in school, not their aptitude for learning. The ACT also measures what
students need to know to be ready for entry-level college-credit courses based on ACT
College Readiness Standards.
The cost for the ACT test without the optional writing test is $32 or $47 with the
writing test. Students who qualify may apply for a fee waiver through their high school
Most students register online at www.actstudent.org. They may also pick up reg-
istration forms from their high school counseling offices. Late registration is available
until March 19 for an extra $21 fee.
will be decorating and riding on the float.
This project is an example of real-life
experiences students get while attending
training at High Tech Central.
"orida Gulf Coast University's
Institute for Responsible Corporate
Governance will host Jim Johnson
to discuss How the World Has Changed:
A Veteran Director's View of What
Constitutes Responsible Corporate
Governance Today. The event will be
held from 3 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, February
23 at the Sugden Welcome Center on
This program will appeal to par-
ties interested in understanding how
American corporations are governed and
the new responsibilities and accountabili-
ties of directorship.
Johnson currently serves on the
boards of The Goldman Sachs Group
Inc., Target Corporation, and Forestar
Real Estate Group. Previously, he served
on the UnitedHealth Group, Gannett,
KB Home, Temple Inland, Cummins,
and Fannie Mae boards. He is also a
member of the council on foreign rela-
tions, the council of the National Museum
of African American History, and the
American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Johnson is currently a vice chairman
for Perseus, LLC Prior to joining Perseus
in 2001, he served as vice chairman,
chairman and chief executive officer, and
chairman of the executive committee
for Fannie Mae; managing director in
corporate finance at Lehman Brothers;
president of Public Strategies, a consult-
ing firm he founded to advise corpora-
tions on strategic issues; and executive
assistant to former vice president of the
United States Walter F. Mondale, where
he advised the vice president on domestic
and foreign policy and political matters.
Earlier, Johnson was employed by Target
Corporation, worked as a staff member
in the U.S. Senate, and was on the fac-
ulty of Princeton University.
Registration begins at 2:30 p.m. and
a speaker reception follows from 5 to 6
p.m. Participants may obtain educational
THERIVER FEBRUARY19,2010 25
credits from the National Association of
Register on-line at www.fgcu.edu/cob/
ircg/programs.html. The cost is $25 with
advanced registration; or $35 at the door.
Seating is limited to 50.
For general information about the
Institute for Responsible Corporate
Governance (IRCG) contact Executive
Director Darlene Andert at 590-7322 or
Edison State High
School To Hold
dison State Collegiate High School
Lee Campus is taking applications
for the inaugural class of fresh-
man students. The innovative public
school will provide motivated students
the opportunity to graduate simultane-
ously with a high school diploma and an
Associate of arts (AA) degree.
The school will be the first full term
collegiate high school in Lee County.
The school's advanced curriculum
emphasizes science, technology, engi-
neering and mathematics to prepare
students for an increasingly highly skilled
Founding Principal Dr. Erin Harrel
will lead open houses for the school on
February 25 and March 3. The March
open house is full. Those interested are
encouraged to register for the event on
March 3 from 6 to 8 p.m.
To register visit http://echslee.edison.
edu/ or call 432-6767.0
even members of the Canterbury
School Model United Nations team
attended an international competi-
tion at Harvard University. Nearly 175
schools from across the country and
around the world were represented. Five
Canterbury students received awards for
their work, and all Canterbury students
represented Greece at the debates.
There were 80 teams competing
in the 1960 General Assembly. These
teams looked at an actual issue that faced
the UN General Assembly in 1960 -
Congolese independence from Belgium.
The Canterbury team of Will Heise, a
senior, and Lucas Czarnecki, a sopho-
more, took first place.
Danny Domingo, a senior, and Wyatt
Smith, a freshman, took third place, or
honorable mention, in the Disarmament
and International Security committee,
which consisted of 198 teams.
Neil Singh, a sophomore, also took
third place, or honorable mention, for
his work on the Economic and Financial
Committee debating the global economic
Other Canterbury students who attend-
ed the conference were: juniors Adrian
Alea, Rachel Hachero, Alex Feiock,
Yumiko Nakamura and Melissa Miller,
and senior KC Wassman.5
26 THERIVER FEBRUARY19,2010
Local Business Leaders Honored
the company in 1997 to provide leadership consulting and pursue interests in national
healthcare reform, including testimony before the U.S. Senate. He returned to Lee
Memorial Health System in 2000 and continues to serve as president. Nathan holds a
bachelor's degree from Miami University and master's degrees in business administra-
tion and health care administration from Xavier University.
A 30-year veteran of the financial services profession and a member of the
Financial Planning Association, Uhler is founding principal of Uhler and Vertich
Financial Planners. This entrepreneur also founded The Wine Merchant in Fort Myers
and is a member of the Society of Wine Educators. A resident of Sanibel Island
since 1977, Uhler has been an active community leader, serving on the boards of
many organizations such as Kiwanis Club of Sanibel-Captiva Islands, Good Neighbor
Community Foundation of Sanibel-Captiva, Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra
and Chorus Association, United Way of Lee County and Sanibel-Captiva Conservation
Foundation (SCCF). He has a special interest in assisting nonprofit organizations
with planned giving efforts and has helped a number of Lee County groups identify,
educate and establish long term relationships with donors. He is a life member of the
National Eagle Scout Association, a former Cub master and serves on the Council
Executive Board and Endowment Investment Committee of the Southwest Florida
Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
Many Lee County students involved with Junior Achievement will attend the Hall
of Fame event, where they can interact with local professionals and practice their
etiquette skills. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities for the event are now available.
Proceeds benefit Junior Achievement programs. For event tickets and sponsorship
information, call the Junior Achievement office at 225-2590.M
Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida will induct Jim Nathan, president of
Lee Memorial Health System, and Tom Uhler, a founding principal of Uhler
and Vertich Financial Planners, into the 2010 Business Hall of Fame at a din-
ner and awards ceremony on May 5 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort
and Spa in Estero. The prestigious award recognizes prominent business leaders
who are outstanding entrepreneurs and serve as role models for youth through their
professional accomplishments and commitment to the community.
Nathan and Uhler will join a distinguished group of individuals who have been
inducted into the Business Hall of Fame since it was founded in 1987.
After a six-year career selling cars in his family's automobile business and serving in
the U.S. Army Reserve, Nathan earned his master's degrees from Xavier University
and moved to Lee County to begin a one-year residency at Lee Memorial Hospital.
Upon completion of his residency, he was offered the position of vice president at Lee
Memorial Hospital and went on to become president and CEO in 1981. Under his
leadership, the company has grown from a single hospital to a large system of acute
care hospitals, a children's hospital, a rehabilitation hospital, a skilled nursing facility,
home health services, outpatient facilities and physician group practices. Nathan left
Jim Lehrer To is invited to attend. The reception will
include cocktails and hors d'oeuvres as
Speak In Nap les well as a keynote speech by Lehrer.
eak In Na es Tickets to the reception are $100 per
person and may be purchased by contact-
ing WGCU at 590-2365. Advance pur-
chase of tickets is required.
Lehrer's 50-year career includes stints
as a newspaper reporter, political colum-
s nist and city editor in Dallas, Texas where
J he covered the assassination of John F.
Kennedy in 1963. He joined public televi-
sion in Dallas and subsequently became
public affairs coordinator for PBS. For 20
years he teamed up with Robert MacNeil
to co-host the MacNeil/Lehrer Report
and the MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour
garnishing more than 30 awards for
journalistic excellence. Lehrer is known
for his coverage of the House Judiciary
Committee's impeachment inquiry of
President Richard Nixon and as modera-
tor of 11 nationally televised debates in
the last six presidential elections earning
? him the nickname "dean of moderators."
For the past 15 years, Lehrer has
Jim Lehrer hosted the The NewsHour with Jim
Lehrer which was recently renamed the
GCU Public Meia will host a PBS NewsHour. The NewsHour airs
reception for one of the coun- nightly on WGCU -TV at 7 p.m. Lehrer
try's most respected journalist's, is also the author of 19 novels, two mem-
Jim Lehrer, host of the PBS Newshour, oirs and three plays.
on Tuesday, March 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. Lehrer's visit to Southwest Florida is
at the Naples Hilton Hotel. The public being sponsored by the Marine Corps
League of Naples.o
Time To Take
W q by Jennifer Basey
ou may not
suntan or souvenirs
to show for it, but
if you're at least
70-1/2, you've just
finished a "vaca-
tion." And that
means you'll have
to do some work
- on determining how much to take
out of your retirement plans this year.
Typically, when you reach 70-1/2,
you must start taking withdrawals
(required minimum distributions, or
RMDs) from your traditional IRA or your
employer-sponsored retirement plan,
such as a 401(k), 403(b) and 457(b).
However, the sharp decline in the finan-
cial markets in 2008 led Congress to
give you a one-year vacation from taking
RMDs in 2009 so that you wouldn't have
to cash out assets whose value had fallen
But 2009 is over, and so is your RMD
vacation. So if you must take distributions
this year, you'll need to do some plan-
For starters, you'd probably like to
know how much you'd have to withdraw.
You can calculate your RMD by dividing
the last year's retirement account balance,
as of December 31, by a life expectancy
factor, found in the Internal Revenue
Service's Uniform Lifetime Table. Your
financial advisor or tax professional can
provide you with this figure.
Once you know your RMD, you can
then decide whether to take this amount
or to withdraw more. Obviously, during
your retirement years, one of your key
financial goals is to avoid outliving your
income, so you may want to try taking
the minimum distributions for as long as
you can. Also, these distributions are tax-
able, so the less you take out, the lower
your tax bill may be. But if you need the
money, won't you be forced to take more
than the minimum amount?
Not necessarily. In addition to your
IRA, 401(k) and whatever other accounts
might trigger RMDs, what other sources
of income do you have? You've probably
already started taking Social Security, so
you can't change that amount, though
you will normally receive cost-of-living
adjustments. (In 2010, however, there will
be no such adjustment.) Consequently, if
you want to avoid taking more than mini-
mum distributions, you will need to look
at your investments held outside your
First, consider your Roth IRA, if you
have one. Unlike a traditional IRA, a
Roth IRA is not subject to RMD rules, so
your money can potentially keep grow-
ing. But if you want to minimize your
taxable distributions, you may want to tap
into your Roth account.
Next, review your other investments.
Specifically, consider your mix of invest-
ments. Can you adjust this mix to pos-
sibly provide you with enough income to
help you avoid exceeding your RMDs?
For example, can you add income-
producing investments, such as bonds,
without depleting your portfolio's growth
potential? Even in retirement, you'll likely
need growth opportunities to help you
stay ahead of inflation. You may also
want to consider dividend-producing
stocks. While you don't want to take on
too much risk in your retirement years,
you can find many quality stocks that pro-
duce, and even increase, their dividends
year after year. (Keep in mind, though,
that companies can reduce or eliminate
dividends at any time.)
The RMD vacation was nice while it
lasted. But now that it's over, consider
taking the steps necessary to provide
you with sufficient income today without
draining your resources for tomorrow.
Copyright 2010. Jennifer Basey
is a financial advisor in Fort Myers.
She can be reached at jenniferbasey@
THERIVER FEBRUARY19,2010 27
Wine & Food Fest
and Saks Fifth
Avenue recently hosted a
ladies luncheon and fashion
show at Bell Tower Shops.
The event promoted the
two-day Southwest Florida
Wine & Food Fest that
will take place February
26 and 27, which will
benefit Southwest Florida
Ester Lee and Dr. Steve Machiz
Victoria Black, Saks personal shopper Michael Ciccarello and Elaine Hawkins
Cheryl Copham and Donald Huber
Kelly Burns, and Ginny Cooper Linda Taylor and Gayle Kaderly
Local Firm Donates $1,000
To Builders Care
Pam Nulman, co-owner of Nulman Mediation Services (left), presents Heidi Taulman,
Builders Care executive director, with a check for $1,000. At right is Michael Reitmann.
Nulman Mediation Services has donated $1,000 to help the Lee Building Industry
Association (BIA) Builders Care program provide free home repairs to disadvan-
tage Lee County residents.
"This donation is such a special way to show support during these challenging
times," said Heidi Taulman, Builders Care executive director. "We are so grateful to
Nulman Mediation Services for their support."
Builders Care is the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry
Donations can be made online at www.LeeBuildersCare.org, or to the Builders
Care general fund at BB&T Page Field branch at 4959 South Cleveland Avenue in
Fort Myers. More information is available by calling 938-0056.M
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28 THERIVER FEBRUARY19,2010
Makes Final Push
The United Way of Lee, Hendry,
and Glades is approaching the
conclusion of the 2009-2010
campaign. As of January 30, the United
Way Campaign raised $7,020,605, or
86 percent of the goal of $8,020,330.
Joe Catti, United Way campaign chair
and president of FineMark National Bank
and Trust said, "Now is the time for
action. Now is the time where your help
is truly needed.
With tax time arriving, people
across Southwest Florida are
sorting through their personal
papers and documents, determining
which ones they need to keep, and which
they need to destroy. Goodwill's Secure
Shred document destruction service can
now help individuals and small businesses
securely destroy those documents five
days a week.
Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.
until 4 p.m., Goodwill's Secure Shred
team accepts personal papers and other
documents for secure document destruc-
tion. There is a $5 fee per bag or box,
and patrons can request a certificate
of destruction to be issued after their
materials are shredded. This offer is only
available at Goodwill's North Fort Myers
processing plant (4940 Bayline Drive,
near the intersection of Bayshore Road
and Old Bridge Road).
According to the Federal Trade
Commission, more than nine million
Americans are victims of identity theft
or identity fraud every year. The major-
ity of ID theft occurs when the thief has
direct contact with the victim's personal
information, through a stolen or lost wal-
let, rifling through a mailbox or trashcan,
or even lifting documents from inside a
home or business. Secure destruction of
"As this year's United Way chair,
I personally visited all 72 United Way
Partner Agencies and saw firsthand the
positive impact that the 160 United
Way supported programs are making in
people's lives. I know the United Way
Network is in place and working diligently
to assist the people in our community
at a time when they need it most," Catti
"In order to meet these needs,
the United Way's goal this year is
$8,020,330. Is it attainable? Absolutely,
but only with your help. You have the
power to make a difference in the lives
of your neighbor, friends, co-workers,
and even your own family members who
may need the services of a United Way
"Last year was a tough year for this
community, but we pulled together and
reached the $8 million goal. Our commu-
nity's citizens have shown time and again
that they will help their friends, neigh-
bors, and co-workers when times are
really tough. The increased human needs
in our community are huge but so is the
generosity of people like you.
"The community has really rallied this
year to help meet the increased social
service needs. So far, our community has
raised just over $7 million. We still have a
million more to raise with three weeks to
go. It will take every one of us doing what
we can to make it. However, this isn't
just about making a number. The ultimate
goal is to meet the needs in our commu-
nity. That will be true success!
"Thank you to those of you who have
already given. If you haven't given yet,
it's not too late. Remember that you
have the power to make a difference
in our community. Thank you for your
these personal documents is the first step
in identity protection.
Goodwill Industries of Southwest
Florida created its document destruction
business in 2007 in order to provide jobs
for local individuals with severe disabilities
while also providing a valuable service to
the community. Goodwill provides docu-
ment destruction to numerous Southwest
Florida businesses and agencies, includ-
ing UBS Financial, LYNX Services, the
United Way, the City of Cape Coral, and
the City of Fort Myers.
For more information about Goodwill's
Secure Shred document destruction ser-
vice, contact Pat Smithat 995-2106 ext.
he Southwest Florida Chapter of
the American Society for Training
and Development announced its
Board of Directors for 2010. They are:
Lorna Kibbey, president; Jennifer
Engelman, secretary; Mike Fischer, trea-
surer; Jim Jacoby, VP communications;
Ken Bodenhamer, VP membership;
Cheryl Vanande, VP programs; Phenessa
Jones, director of information technol-
ogy; and Directors-at-large David Jaffe,
Charlie Ingram, and Sherry Kessel.
For information about the chapter, go
online to www.swflchapter.astd.org.
continued support of United Way," Catti
The support of the community
will allow the 72 United Way Partner
Agencies and over 160 programs and
initiatives to receive their full United Way
funding. This means that essential human
services will be available in the communi-
ty at a time when there are record needs.
Since the inception of United Way
in 1957, $88 million has been raised in
the community. All money raised in the
United Way campaign stays in the local
community to help support the local
human service network. United Way
Partner Agencies and initiatives such as
the Alvin A Dubin Alzheimer's Resource
Center, Children's Advocacy Center, Big
Brothers Big Sisters, LARC and United
Way 211 serve a diverse range of needs
in the community such as nurturing chil-
dren and youth, strengthening families,
meeting critical needs such as helping the
elderly and disabled live independently,
and empowering communities by bring-
ing health and human services to neigh-
In addition to raising funds for human
service organizations in our community,
the United Way promotes partnerships
and collaborations among agencies and
initiatives, helping them to work together
focusing on issues and solutions that con-
tinue to improve lives.
For more information, or to make
a contribution call United Way of Lee,
Hendry and Glades at 433-2000 or visit
he Island Coast AIDS Network,
Inc. (ICAN) recently held its
February board meeting at Bentley
Village in North Naples. The following
members were re-appointed as officers
on the board of directors for 2010:
President Robert D. Vice, CEO, Florida
Shores Bank; and Vice President Craig
Ruthsatz, agent, Oswald Trippe and
Newly elected members include
Edward M. Kolesar, attorney and senior
manager-procurement and contracts,
Deloitte & Touche Tohmatsu Services,
Inc. as Secretary; and John M. Lopez,
certified public accountant, Myers,
Brettholtz & Company, PA as treasurer.
Visit www.icanswfl.org or call 337-
2391 for more information.
Attorneys Craig R. Hersch and
Michael B. Hill, of Sheppard,
Brett, Stewart, Hersch, Kinsey &
Hill, P.A., will present a free, informa-
tive workshop on Florida Residency and
Estate Planning on February 24 at 9
a.m. at Temple Beth El, 16225 Winkler
Road. in Fort Myers.
Both are Florida Bar board certified
attorneys in wills, trusts and estates, spe-
cializing in estate planning, probate and
trust administration, and asset protection
Night For Life
Is March 15
Life, the third
and show to benefit
recipients, will take
place on Monday,
March 15 at the
Dinner Theatre in
will entertain with Barry Newman
his Memories of
Gold Show along with BJ & Joey: the
Kings of Magic.
The event is being hosted by Organ
Transplant Recipients of Southwest
There will be silent, Chinese and live
auctions for a wide variety of excellent
Tickets for dinner and the show are
$35 and $50. Doors open at 5 p.m. and
the buffet begins at 5:30 p.m.
For tickets and more information, call
574-8822. To learn more about Organ
Transplant Recipients, log onto www.
Attendees will learn about estate and
tax advantages that Florida residency and
the homestead laws provide homeowners
and why changes to tax and trust laws
between 2005 and 2010 necessitate indi-
viduals update their estate planning docu-
ments. Participants are invited to bring a
copy of their current estate planning doc-
uments by 8:30 a.m. to receive a compli-
mentary review and confidential 12-point,
written analysis. All attendees will receive
a free Florida Residency Guide and DVD.
Light refreshments will be served.
Register at 425-9379 or www.shsh-
he Children's Advocacy Center of
Southwest Florida (CAC) thanks
the Suncoast Schools Federal
Credit Union during the recent holiday
Credit Union staff recently teamed up
with customers and donated a truck-load
of canned goods and other nonperishable
items to CAC, which were later distrib-
uted to CAC clients via the Fort Myers
"We can't begin to express how
thankful we are for the support of the
staff and customers at Suncoast Schools
Federal Credit Union," said Jill Turner,
CEO of CAC. "We appreciate their time
and generous donations as well as that
of the others in the community who sup-
ported this drive. "
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OF LEE COUNTY
CHILDREN AND ADULT WITH ATTENTION DEFICIT/HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER
INVITES YOU TO
A Presentation for Parents, School and Mental Health Professionals
NANCY SIERRA, B.C.A.B.A.
Florida Board Certified Associate Behavior Specialist for the School District of Lee County
INFORMATION PRESENTED WILL INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
Positive Behavior Supports IEP and Effective Reinforcement
Replacement Behavior Goals and Objectives Dealing with Poor Grades
Home and School Interventions
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organization; One (1) CEU through Genesis Counseling of Fort Myers for mental health professionals Florida Board of Clinical Social Work,
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CHADD provides information and education about ADIND to our members and the general public. We encourage you to use the
information you receive at CHADD meetings to talk with your local health care provider. CHADD does not provide any medical or
diagnostic services and does not recommend or endorse any products, services, publications, medications or treatments.
For more information, please contact Lynne Lampila, Chapter President, 466-1167, or
M. Jean Gavin, Publicity Coordinator, 472-9758
30 THERIVER FEBRUARY19,2010
ove is in the air the entire month of
February at Lee County Domestic
Animal Services (LCDAS). All month
long the agency is offering $25 off the
regular adoption fee for all adult pets. The
reduced adoption fee will still include the
complete package of services.
I'm Yeller and I'm a single young male
looking for love. I'm not gonna lie, I love
to have a good time but I'm really ready
to settle down and find that special some-
one in my life. If you enjoy the outdoors
and like to swim, boat, fish, camp, or hike
(I won't be picky if I can be with you) then
we might be made for each other. My
adoption fee is $50 ($25 off the regular
fee). Pet Bio
I'm Anne and I am the sweet roman-
tic type and never happier than when
I'm curled up with that special someone
I adore. If you're looking for someone
who will be eager to see you when you
get home and shower you with love and
affection, I could be your perfect love
match. So why not come over and meet
me? The only thing you have to lose is
love! My adoption fee is $25 ($25 off the
For information about this week's
pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log
on to Animal Services' Web site at www.
LeeLostPets.com. When calling, refer to
the animal's ID number. The Web site
updates every hour so you will be able
to see if these or any other pets are still
Pets Of The Week
L r-. O
Bobbi ID# 462276
Hi I'm Bobbi, a three-year-old
female hound mix. There's still
time to make me your valentine
because we celebrate for the entire
month of February. I have lots of love
to give. I just need somebody to love.
My owner moved and left me behind.
I don't know why because I'm really
smart and affectionate and I could learn
anything you want to teach me.
My adoption fee is $50. That's with
$25 off the regular adoption fee of $75
The shelter is open for adoptions
from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday
through Saturday, located at 5600
Banner Drive, Fort Myers, next to the
Lee County Sheriff's Office, off Six Mile
All adoptions include spay/neuter sur-
gery, age-appropriate vaccinations, rabies
vaccination & 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 guaran-
tee, and a bag of Science Diet pet food.
The adoption package is valued at
Casper ID# 464306
during February's Sweet Deals Adoption
Hi, I'm Casper, a two-year-old male
kitty. Are you looking for a precious kitty
to be your best friend? Then I'm the per-
fect pet for you. I was found and brought
to the shelter so the staff and volunteers
don't know a lot about my past. They do
know that I have a great personality and
that I love to play. and cuddle. My adop-
tion fee is $25.
For information call 533-7387 (LEE-
PETS) or log onto www.LeeLostPets.
Anne ID# 462350
For More Access
southwest Florida Addiction
Services (SWFAS) is one of 25
organizations selected nationwide
to participate in a national program to
prepare communities for anticipated
health care reform.
The program, called the Accelerating
Reform Initiative, is designed to help
health care organizations develop closer
working relationships to reach more
people in need of substance abuse treat-
ment. SWFAS will partner with Lee
Memorial Health System (LMHS) to iden-
tify patients in need of substance abuse
services earlier and help them to access
SWFAS treatment in a more seamless
"We are very excited to join with
colleagues from across the country and
from Lee Memorial Health System to
participate in this important project," said
SWFAS CEO Kevin B. Lewis. "Staff from
both SWFAS and Lee Memorial Health
System worked very hard on this effort. It
offers a chance for us to improve access
to care for individuals with substance use
Lewis said the grant provides techni-
cal assistance and guidance from national
experts to assist SWFAS and LMHS,
and covers travel costs for required work-
The grant was awarded by the
Network for the Improvement of
Addiction Treatment (NIATx), a part-
nership that includes the Center for
Substance Abuse Treatment at the
Substance Abuse and Mental Health
Services Administration (SAMHSA), and
several independent addiction treatment
organizations, including SWFAS.
"With expected health care reform, we
anticipate that there will be more people
eligible for substance abuse treatment ser-
vices through their new health insurance
plans," Lewis said. "Currently, patients
often turn to hospital emergency rooms
for substance abuse treatment. This is the
most expensive option and hospital emer-
gency rooms are not equipped to offer
this type of specialized care.
"Not only will this help alleviate hos-
pital overcrowding, but it will ensure that
patients with addictive disorders receive
the specialized care that can effectively
meet their needs," Lewis said.
LMHS will work with SWFAS to
improve the system of referring those
patients to SWFAS for treatment, when
SWFAS opened a new state-of-the-art
Detoxification and Outpatient Treatment
Center last April on Evans Avenue that
can provide up to 40 beds for detoxifica-
tion as well as outpatient and prevention
For more information, contact Lewis
Strength Training And
Karate Classes In North Fort Myers
he North Fort Myers Community Center offers Strength Training and Toning
classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. Classes cost only
$28. Safely build muscles and tone your body through a variety of techniques
and stretches. This one-hour class will teach you basics techniques, such as squats,
lunges, bicep curls, push-ups, and more. You will improve your muscle mass, bone
density and metabolism with simple exercises that yield big results. Classes fill up quick
ly so register early.
Traditional Karate classes for children and adults are held Monday and Wednesday
from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The North Ft. Myers
Community Center is located behind the North Fort Myers Library at 2021 North
Tamiami Trail. For more information or to register call 533-7440.5
THERIVER FEBRUARY19,2010 31
Grouper Thai Curry Bisque
4 tablespoons olive oil
4 six-ounce grouper fillets,
cut into 1-inch pieces
4 cups bottled clam juice or
5 cloves garlic, peeled and
1 cup shallots, thinly sliced
4 small dried red chiles
2 tablespoons fresh ginger, minced
1 large fennel bulb, cut
into 1-inch pieces
1 cup carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 tablespoon Thai green curry paste
2 tablespoons whole coriander seeds
1 tablespoon whole cumin seeds
12 tablespoon whole
/2 cup cilantro leaves,
1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
cilantro, chopped for garnish
In a large soup pot, heat the oil over
moderately high heat. Add grouper pieces
and saute until just browned. Remove
from pan and set aside. Add the garlic
cloves and shallots to the pan; cook over
moderately high heat until softened, 3-5
minutes. Add the chiles, ginger, fennel,
carrots and curry paste. Cover and cook,
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stirring occasionally, until the vegetables
begin to soften, about 5 minutes. Add the
coconut milk and bring to a boil. Cover
and cook over low heat, stirring a few
times, until the carrots are tender, about
10 minutes longer. Add the grouper;
My husband goes out of state and has
a team of physicians who are wonderful
and it is no wonder Johns Hopkins has
been rated number one for patient care
for about the last 20 years.
Lizzie and Pryce's email address is
Seminar On Hip
SrOprovide more information and
Answer questions about treatment
Options for severe hip pain, includ-
ing the anterior approach to hip replace-
ment, Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Peter
Curcione will host a free educational
seminar on Thursday, February 25 from
6 to 7 p.m. at Gulf Coast Medical Center,
13681 Doctors Way in Fort Myers. The
topics to be addressed will include:
Osteoarthritis and causes of hip pain
Treatment options including anterior
approach to hip replacement
How hip replacement works, what
to expect and recovery
Hip replacement is a major surgery.
While traditional hip replacement involves
operating from the side or back of the
hip, the direct anterior approach requires
a smaller incision, about three to four
inches long at the front or anterior of the
"The anterior approach procedure to
total hip replacement has been gaining
popularity due to the benefits for patients
including reduced scarring and minimized
risk of muscle damage," said Curcione.
"The time from replacement to recovery
is reduced and patients are returning to
their active lifestyles more quickly."
cover and simmer over low heat 5-7 min-
utes. Garnish with cilantro; serve hot.
Yield 6 servings
Nutritional Value Per Serving
Calories 361, Calories from Fat 175,
Total Fat 20g, Saturated Fat 9g, Trans
For reservations, call 368-8277,
ext. 2302. Refreshments will be served.
Space is limited.M
he Dr. Piper Center for Social
Services will host the Dr. Ella Piper
Legacy 5k Run/Walk Festival
on March 6 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Activities include a giant slide, games,
Battle of the Choirs, American Dance
Studio dancers, Shining Stars danc-
ers, and Dunbar High School Drumline
Local businesses will be on hand with
information and samples.
There will be cotton candy, barbecue,
nice cold smoothies, and a variety of
drinks available for purchase.M
Fatty Acid 0, Cholesterol 58mg, Total
Carbohydrates 15g, Protein 33g, Omega
3 Fatty Acid 0.01g
Look for Fresh from Florida ingredi-
ents at your grocery store.4
he Wellness Center of Cape
Coral's Healthy Living Lecture
Series continues this month with
the following events aimed to promote a
healthy living lifestyle.
February 23, 6 p.m. and February 25
at 11 a.m., The Art of Healthy Aging,
presenter Mary-Day Power, exercise spe-
The Wellness Center of Cape Coral is
at 609 SE 13th Court, Cape Coral.
These events are free and open to the
public. For more information or a reser-
vation, call 573-4800.0
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DID YOU KNOW
1. LANGUAGE: What country once was known by the Latin name of Caledonia?
2. GEOGRAPHY: Guadalcanal is part of which island group in the Pacific Ocean?
3. MOVIES: Which actors voiced the two main characters, Woody and Buzz, on the "Toy Sto-
4. INVENTIONS: Who is credited with inventing the Hula Hoop?
5. TELEVISION: Who played the character Latka Gravas on "Taxi"?
6. MYTHOLOGY: What was domain of the Greek godAeolus?
7. HISTORY: In what war were tanks first used?
8. U.S. STATES: What is the only letter of the alphabet that does not appear in the name of any
9. MEASUREMENTS: The term "vicennial" refers to a period of how many years?
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FOR WEEK OF FEBRUARY 22, 2010
ARIES (March 21 to April 19) There
could be some negative reaction to your
tough stance when making a recent deci-
sion. But overall, your efforts result in well-
earned recognition and all that can follow
TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your
financial situation seems confusing, even
for the fiscally savvy Bovine. Maybe it's the
conflicting advice you're getting. Check it
out before things get too tangled to unknot.
GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A relaxed
attitude goes a long way in helping you deal
with any of life's irritants that might be pop-
ping up this week. You're also a reassuring
role model for others in the same situation.
CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your
aspect favors creativity, which should per-
suade you to work on your artistic projects.
If time is a problem, prioritize your commit-
ments so that your work isn't compromised.
LEO (July 23 to August 22) Scrutinize
all the job offers that interest you. Most are
honest and worth considering. But a few
might not be completely forthcoming about
what the job is and what the salary and ben-
VIRGO (August 23 to September 22)
An unexpected snafu could delay the com-
pletion of a project you're eager to finish.
Find out what's causing it, fix it, and if you
need help, don't be shy about asking for it.
LIBRA (September 23 to October 22)
An idea that could be helpful to you comes
from an unlikely source. Listen to it. Discuss
it. If necessary, adjust it. If it looks as if it
might work out quite well, go ahead and
SCORPIO (October 23 to November
21) Be careful about allowing someone to
share a very personal secret with you. This
could cause problems down the line with
others who are involved in that person's
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to
December 21) A cooling down of a relation-
ship could be the result of neglect, unin-
tended or not. To save it from icing over,
you need to warm it up with a large dose of
hot Sagittarius passion.
CAPRICORN (December 22 to January
19) This is a good time to get involved with
a number of family matters that involve
money and other issues that might jeopar-
dize the closeness between and among fam-
AQUARIUS (January 20 to February
18) Cheer up. That difficult person who
appears to be deliberately stalling your proj-
ect might just need to be reassured of the
value she or he brings to it.
PISCES (February 19 to March 20)
Good news! Expect to feel re-energized
now that you've gone through that stressful
energy-depleting period involving a lot of
changes. Now, go out there and show them
what you can do.
BORN THIS WEEK: You have a
warm, giving nature that inspires many to
follow your example.
On Feb. 24, 1786, Wilhelm Karl
Grimm, the younger of the two Brothers
Grimm, is bor in Germany. Grimm's Fairy
Tales were produced in several volumes
between 1812 and 1822. Tales in the Grimm
collection include "Hansel and Gretel,"
"Snow White" and "Little Red Riding
On Feb. 27, 1827, a group of students
dance through the streets of New Orleans,
marking the beginning of the city's famous
Mardi Gras celebrations. Inspired by their
experiences studying in Paris, the students
donned masks and jester costumes and
staged their own Fat Tuesday festivities.
On Feb. 25, 1870, Hiram Rhoades
Revels, a Republican from Natchez, Miss.,
is sworn into the U.S. Senate, becoming
the first African-American ever to sit in
Congress. During the Civil War, Revels, a
college-educated minister, helped form black
army regiments for the Union cause.
On Feb. 28, 1932, the last Ford Model
A is produced. The Model A boasted a
peppy 40-horsepower, four-cylinder engine
with a self-starting mechanism. The Model
A had a base price of $460. Five million
Model A's rolled onto American highways
between 1927 and 1932.
On Feb. 23, 1954, a group of chil-
dren from Arsenal Elementary School in
Pittsburgh, receive the first injections of the
new polio vaccine developed by Dr. Jonas
Salk. A later version of the polio vaccine,
developed by Albert Sabin, was swallowed
instead of injected.
On Feb. 26, 1972, a dam collapses in
West Virginia, flooding a valley and killing
118 people. Tailings, the byproduct of coal
mining, was the cause, as the material is
unstable when dumped on hills. The Buffalo
Mining Company, which was responsible
for the tailings, was forced to pay $30 mil-
lion in damages.
1. In 2009, Ian Kinsler became the fourth Texas Rangers player to hit for the cycle in a game. Name two of
the first three to do it.
2. How many times has St. Louis' Albert Pujols hit fewer than 32 home runs in a major-league season?
3. Who was the last running back to win an NFL rushing title and a Super Bowl in the same season?
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Rochefoucauld and prince de Marcillac, a
noted 17th-century French author and mem-
oirist, who made the following sage obser-
vation: "Few are agreeable in conversation,
because each thinks more of what he intends
to say than of what others are saying, and
listens no more when he himself has a
chance to speak."
Rutherford B. Hayes, the country's
19th president, was the first to install a
phone in the White House.
It was 1948 when the first vinyl musi-
cal recording was made. The piece of
music so immortalized was Tchiakovsky's
Although we tend to think of the bikini
as a modem fashion innovation, two-piece
bathing suits can be seen in murals in the
ancient city of Pompeii.
According to Romanian tradition, a
sure-fire hangover remedy is tripe soup. In
Poland, drinking sour pickle juice is sup-
posed to cure the morning-after agonies.
And if you're in Germany, you should try
the local remedy: pickled herring.
The shortest street on record can be
found in the small town of Wick, Scotland.
Ebenezer Place is a mere 6 feet, 9 inches
Do you suffer from pogonophobia?
If so, you probably have some issues with
Santa. Pogonophobia is a fear of beards.
If you're like most Americans, you've
stolen from your employer -- though prob-
ably not much. It seems that 58 percent of
your fellow citizens admit to taking office
supplies for personal use.
The Hundred Years' War actually lasted
Albert Einstein's final words are lost
to history. He spoke his last words in his
birth tongue, German, and it seems that the
nurse who was attending him during his last
moments spoke only English.
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We are currently seeking applicants
for several volunteer positions,
Cage Cleaner, Gopher Tortoise Grazer, Patient
Driver, Emergency Response Transporter, &
Gift Shop/ Education Center Volunteers. Other
positions are available throughout the year Call for
a full listing. If you're interested in hard work and
would like to become a volunteer call Marguerite
Jordan at 472-3644 ext 5.
A tme-sensitie training is invoked in all of our patient-care. We do
ask our volunteers to make a service commitment of 3 consecutive
months per year with a minimum of 3-5 hours per week
SR 9/5 N TFN
PT SALES POSITION
Seeking PT energetic sales associates,
competitive pay plus incentives. Great work
environment at our Captiva Island store,
located in Chadwicks Square.
Call Peggy at 395-5383
SR 2/19 BTFN
for downtown Fort Myers restaraunt. Must
have experience and transportation. Above
salary plus tips. Must be available Wed.
through Sat. nights.
RS 2/5 N 2/19
for downtown Fort Myers restaraunt.
Must have experience, transportation
and speak English. Split shifts.
RS 2/5 N 2/19
For The Community House on Sanibel.
Position includes fundraising, hands on
operations management, energetic
advocacy. Local knowledge and
not-for-profit experience helpful.
Resume to email@example.com
SR 2/19 B 2/26
Full and part-time Sanibel retail sales.
Call Anne 770-8248.
SR 2/12 B 2/19
Growing Church Seeks Full Time Director
of Audio-Visual Ministry. Knowledge of
Audio equipment as well as video design
and editing. Administrative skills to build an
AV Team. Salaried position with full ben-
efits and tolls. Send resume/portfolio
to Sanibel Community Church,
1740 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957.
RS 2/19V 2/19
(Carpentry, maintenance toilets, faucets, celng fans, siding doors, etc
768-0569 or cell 464-6460
While you are away by
retired architect, Sanibel resident.
Sanibel-Captiva Care and Companion Service,
LLC Medical appointments, general transportation,
shopping, light meal preparations, and light
cleaning. Our services are customized to meet
ur clients needs. Call 239-395-3591, or
for an emergency call 239-472-0556.
SR 10/3 B TFN
Computer repair, setup, file recovery & troubleshoot-
ing for home or office. 15 year Island resident.
Guaranteed work & low rates. Call Justin at
677-0226 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
NEED COMPUTER HELP?
Sanibel Resident. 20 Years pc
Experience. Pc Troubleshooting, Data
Backup & Restoration, Networks, Virus
Detection & Removal. Free Initial
Consultation. Call Fred 472-3873
RS 1127V 2/19
Trouble shooting your computer.
Both Hardware and Software.
Services in many languages -
English, Scandinavian, German and even
Polish. Repairing PC & MAC/Apple.
When was the last time you did a backup?
Contact Thomas Figura 239-297-9746
RS 2/12V 2/19
CONSULT THE EXPERTS for all your
hurricane protection needs from shutters to
windows & doors. Professional Window &
Doors Consultant (CGG 1506332).
Tel Diane on 239-826-8969
RS 2/5 A 2/26
On Island Free Estimates.
Over 15 Years Experience.
Offering Professional Upholstery Services,
Custom Art and Hand Painted Furniture.
Lacy@LacyMcClary.com or 918-740-4972
SR 10/23 VTFN
PERSONAL HOME CARE
Assist with transportation, meals,cleaning,
home/car maintenance. Excellent organiza-
tional skills. Island Resident.
Call Lisa 239-472-8875
RS 10/23 BTFN
HELLE'S CLEANING SERVICES
Residential Cleaning to Satisfaction
Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471
Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047
SR 11/13 BTFN
Interior Windows Carpet Cleaning
SR 11/13 NTFN
Join other "news junkies" every Monday,
10 a.m. to noon, Phillips Gallery, BIG
ARTS, to discuss current events. Donation
$3. Refreshments during break. Tell your
friends. For more information call 395-0900.
SR 4/28 N TFN
MISC. FOR SALF
JVC I'Art 32" TV
Silver case, good looking, good working
order, w/remote and manual. $150
472-6837 (leave msg)
SR 1120 NTFN
SONY TRINITRON TV
36" in 7' cabinet, extra speakers
VHS & DISC Players
SR 2/5 N TFN
2 brand new table lamps -
crystal with white shade $50
Gray office chair $15
RS 2/5 N TFN
SCHWINN AIRDYNE UPRIGHT EXERCISE Bike.
Heart Rate Monitor, Time, Distance, Calories. $300.
SR 1/R NTFN
BOATS CANOES KAYAKS
Hourly, Daily, Weekly
Captiva Island 472-5800
SR 1/30 BTFN
BOAT STORAGE FOR RENT
10x12x30 GROUND LEVEL Dry Dock
at Sanibel Harbor Yacht Club
(Next to Sanibel Bridges)
Unlimited In/Out Privileges 7 days/week
Complete Boat Wash/Engine flush after each use
Total use of club facilities (no dues)
(Restaurant, Marina Supplies & Boat Shop
& Certified Mechanics & Repair Shop); showers,
Fuel at Wholesale (gas & Diesel) Slip #157
Call Chad 239-222-4848
Call Phil 239-395-0407
SLAN ESTATE SA LES
ISLAND ESTATE SALES
Unique Old High End Silver, Jewelry, Art,
Coins, Wicker, More. Pick-Up & Donations
can benefit local charities. BOGO
1/2 off Sale. Wall Art & Beachy Items.
2431 Periwinkle, www.SanibelAuction.com
RS 2/5 V TFN
Household/Clothing, Dept 56 Xmas Decor,
12'tree, silk flowers & much more!
February 18 & 19, 7 am to 4 pm
3705 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel
RS 2/12V 2/19
YARD SALES AT
THE SANIBEL SCHOOL
The Sanibel School middle schoolers will
be having two yard sales again this year
to raise money for upcoming field trips.
The next yard sale is February 27 from 8
a.m. to noon in the school pavilion. These
events are open to the public. All middle
school families are invited to participate.
Each family is responsible for their own
set-up, clean-up and money collection. Call
Sandy Messinger at 395-9207
for more information.
The Sanibel School is located at
3830 Sanibel-Captiva Road.
SR 1/29 N2/26
MOVING TAG SALE
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27
from 8 a.m. to noon.
1554 Sand Castle Road
in the Dunes, Sanibel
Tools, small appliances, furniture,
kitchen utensils, many decorative
items, pottery, glassware, dishes,
gardening tools, TV, AC's.
No early birds!
SR 2/19A 2/26
B & B CONDO PROS
Property Management & Care.
Home Watch Pool Service
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1066 BAILEY ROAD
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RS 11 27 N TFN
Single wide unit number 30
in Adult Periwinkle Park on Sanibel
Island. One bedroom one bath with
central air. Located on quiet street with
great view overlooking the pond.
Has a large finished lanai including
washer and dryer. All in great condition.
Willing to pay monthly lease fees
for first six months.
Asking price 87,900.
For more information
SR 1/29 M TFN
VIP Executive Club
Multi-Million Dollar Producer
WELCOME To PARADISE...
3BR/2BA Dunes duplex
Great golf course views
Beautiful wood floors
Let us share
over 30 years
of Island Living
Homes Condos Land
Time Shares as low as $6,000
The Sanibel Cottages
Casa Ybel Resort
Tortuga Beach Club
Work with a
AICP Land Planner/Realtor/Owner
It's our job to know the
property you are about
to buy or sell better
SR 12/11 BTFN
Tarpon Beach 204
Wake up every morning
to a view of the Gulf!
Great rental $735,000
Thinking of Selling?
Call us about our
Your property sold
within an agreed
upon time or we'll
pay you up to $5,000
Learn about buying
or selling on Sanibel
No obligation, No
sales pitch, Just
Monday. 4 PM
Bank of the Islands
Robyn & Robb
of the Islands
S 1/29 BTFN
Pfeifer Realty Group
Sanibel Island, FL
SR 2112 BTFN
CONDO FOR SALE
Two bed/two bath unfurnished ground
floor condo, close to Sanibel and
Fort Myers Beach, $95,000.
CONDO NEAR EDISON MALL
Lovely 2BA 2BA condo. Almost all new
appliances & flooring. Heated pool,
carport, quiet, mature, unique values.
For sale $54,000
RS 2/19V 2/19
Park Model at Periwinkle Park (156 on
Street 7E). Basic Size: 10 by 30 with two
side punch outs plus 10 by 30 screened
Lanai. 1 bedroom and sleeper sofa on
porch. Full bath and shower, central air
and heat. Electric stove, Fully furnished.
Storage shed on rear porch. Paved park-
ing space. Convienient to laundry, shower
room, and trash pickup site.
Asking Price: $49,000. For more
information call Sylvia at 239-454-3917.
SR 2/19 V 2/19
CAPTIVA PLANTATION BEACH CLUB at SSIR.
Lovely fully equipped 2BR 2BA units (3) available on
the beach 5/21 to 5/28. Call 901-604-6224.
RS 1/29V 3/19
Read the River
SALLY'S TOP PICKS
*BLIND PASS. 2/2 POOLSIDE. GORGEOUS
UPDATED KITCHEN & BATHS $525,000
*SUNDIAL RESORT 2/2 BEACH VIEW.
GREAT RENTAL INCOME. $644,000
*CAPTIVA BEACH FRONT HOME. 2/2 +
LOFT. SUNSETS INCLUDED! $2,450,000
.15112 SANDPIPER COURT. BEST DEAL
ON CAPTIVA!! REDUCED TO $849,000.
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WANTED: SHELL HARBOUR HOME
Single level, sea wall,
under one million
SR 1/15 V 3/6
MOUNTAIN REAL ESTATE
Search all listings maps and tours.
Highlands *Cashiers *Lake Toxaway
Lake Glenville -Sapphire Valley
SR 4/24 BTFN
SE- AS(ONAL RI- ENTAL
Sanibel Waterfront 2BR/2BA home fur-
nished. Manatees & otters are neighbors.
4 months $9,600, 6 months $13,600.
2010- 2011 Season.
Please call 973-398-6315.
Annual/Seasonal Rental on Sanibel
3BR/2BA, furnished, heated pool, near
beach, preserve/water views. Pets OK.
RS 2/19V 2/19
ANNUALISEASONAL REN I AL
2 BR 2 BA 1st floor corner unit on canal. Free boat
dock. Fishing, lanai, pool, steps to beach. Interior
& furnishings new Jan 2006. Weekly/monthly/sea-
sonal. Call owner 419-566-8670.
SR 4/13 V TFN
ANNUAL OR SEASONAL RENTAL
Sanibel 2BR/2BA- Furnished, Central A/C,
Wet Bar, Vaulted Ceilings, Direct TV, Internet,
Pool, Screened Lanai, Garage. Call 954-605-
3325 or 800-618-3325 for details.
SR 7/17 M TFN
GULF HARBOUR 2BR/2BA
Lovely furnished condo on golf course w/lake
views. Carport, storage, pool in complex,
cable, large TV. Fully furnished, flexible lease
term, available in Mar/Apr time period. No
Pets, reasonable rent. 630-696-0003
RS 2/12 V 2/19
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TURN KEY OFFICE SPACE
Central location -1630 Periwinkle Way Furnished
office including a Reception area and kitchen acil-
ity. Recently designer decorated. Suite B-1072.6
sq.ft. @$15 per sq.ft. Plus CAM.
Call 239-985-0033 or 940-7823.
SR 11/21 BTFN
Architecturally designed real estate office
on Periwinkle with 7-12 private offices
depending on configuration. Freshly
painted, new floor covering, reasonably
priced. Call 239-940-7823 for showing
SR 12/14 BTFN
OFFICE SPACES FOR LEASE
lona Schoolhouse Professional Center
Great Location at McGregor Blvd & Kelly Road.
685 sq feet & 1350 sq feet units available. Will
negotiate year lease! Call Lisa at 239-472-2792
RS 1/4 BTFN
800 Sq. ft. Doc Ford's Center. New large white
tiles on floor. New bathroom. Raised ceiling
and new windows. Motivated owner some
FREE RENT. Call Nancy 239-246-4075.
SR8/7 B TFN
RETAIL SPACE FOR RENT
Retail space available on Periwinkle Way.
Frontage 2,100 sq. ft.
RS 8/14 BTFN
OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE
Convenient location on Periwinkle Way, Island
Tower Plaza, Sanibel. 1st Floor availability with
700 sq. ft. of space. Leasehold improvements
negotiable. Call Joe at 516-972-2883 or toll free
at 800-592-0009. Fax is 212-371-2290
SR 10/12 BTFN
PRIME COMMERCIAL/OFFICE SPACE
For sublease on Periwinkle Way, Sanibel.
Excellent exposure and convenient location,
flexible square footage available to suit your
needs. Call 239-472-2183 for more information.
SR 12/3 BTFN
RETAIL OR OFFICE SPACE
East End of Sanibel
Call 239-472-0121 or 239-410-2553
SR 1211 PTFN
PRIME PERIWINKLE FRONTAGE 1,000 sq ft
perfect for retail, office, other. Hardwood floors -
beautiful! Ample parking, no cam fees!
RS 7/31 ATFN
EAST END COTTAGE
Steps from the beach. 1 bdrm/1 1/2 bath,
AC/heat, full kitchen, laundry.
$3,500/mo + tax Jan-Mar,
neg.off-season. Call for availability.
SR 1/9 B TFN
SANIBEL ARMS 2/2
First floor condo, completely redone -
November 2005. TVs/DVDs, internet, pool/
clubhouse. Just a few steps to beach.
Call owners: 401-253-2511
SR1/26 M TFN
Completely remodeled Dunes duplex with
fantastic golf course views available for monthly
or seasonal rental. 3BR/3BA, vaulted ceilings,
two floors, light and bright, large kitchen.
Upgrades include granite, marble, tile, pavers.
Call 703-548-0545 for more information.
Of Sanibel & Captiva
Million $ Views Await You!
Cottages Condos Homes *
Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths
S 10/9 BTFN
NEAR BEACH PRIVATE HOME
3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH
bedroom, 2bath Home with heated pool,
in quiet Sanibel neighborhood. Seasonal
and monthly rentals. 239-472-0692 or
SR 12/25 P 10/1
Walk to beach Near causeway
2-1 completely remodeled.
Deck, new kitchen, bath and tile.
Feb-$3,500, March-$3,700, April-$3,000
RS 1/29V TFN
TOWNHOUSE ON CAPE COD BAY
Country Club Townhouse on Cape Cod
Bay in Plymouth, MA. 2 miles from Cape
Bridges. Golf, tennis, pool, restaurant,
sandy beach. 2BR, 2BA. Available July &
Sept. $6,000/Mo. Call Agent 508-561-1666
RS 2/5 V 2/26
Lovely 3BD/2BA ground level pool home
on Dunes golf course now available, March
and April. Pet friendly. Discounted rate
under $4,000. Call now, 1-877-307-7467
or email email@example.com.
SR 2/12 V 2/19
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RS 2/19A 4/30
ANNUAL REN I AL
EAST END 2BR/2BA
1/2 of duplex. Walk to beach.
$1,095 per month
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RS 10/9 BTFN
LOVELY SANIBEL CANAL HOME
Watershadows, direct gulf access, new
dock, 3-bd/2-bath, walk to Bay.
Available May 1. $2,195/month.
firstname.lastname@example.org or 603-356-5646
RS 2/5 V 2/19
SMALL HOME FOR RENT
Behind BP station on Sanibel.
$1,000/mo. includes everything except
electric. Stop by the BP Station
on Periwinkle Way for showing.
SR 2/19V 2/26
In Fort Myers. 2/2 with Loft.
Gated, South Point location.
Annual Rental. Washer/Dryer.
RS 2/19V 2/26
Two bed/ two bath unfurnished ground
floor condo off Kelly Road. Close to Sanibel
and Fort Myers Beach. Annual lease
$875/mo. Six month lease also avail.
Pets under 25 Ibs. OK. Call 851-3506.
SR 1/29 N TFN
LEASE OR LEASE/
PURCHASE ON SANIBEL
Three bedroom, two bath piling home
with a convenient east end location.
Very low utility costs, two car enclosed
garage, bright and airy with vaulted
ceilings, unfurnished and immediate
occupancy. Asking $1,850
plus utilities for an annual lease.
Lease purchase terms are negotiable.
Call Charles Sobczak, Realtor
with VIP Realty, at 239-850-0710.
SMALL ELEVATED 3-BED/2-bath, no pets.
Unfurnished. 2550 Sanibel Blvd. 239-472-2225.
$1,400 per month. $1,000 security deposit
SR 11/13 BTFN
SANIBEL 2BR/2BA, w/large office, LR/DR, UF
ground level home in quiet neighborhood w/ large
one car garage. Renovated, corian counters and ter-
razzo floors, large back yard deck. Pets welcome.
Available April. $1,450 plus utilities. 239-472-2464
SR 12/25 BTFN
CUSTOM HOME, PRIVATE, river view, guest loftwith
sun porch, pool, tennis, beach. No smoking or pets.
Available monthly beginning April. 405-210-2341 or
SR 1/8 MTFN
BEAUTIFUL HOME OFF SO. McGregor. $1,200/
mo. 2br/2balden/2car. Granite, wood cabinets, tile,
screened lanai, eat-in kitchen. No pets. Security
RS 2/19V 2/26
BEAUTIFUL GATED TOWNHOUSE $590. 2br/1.5ba
off College Parkway Close to shopping, beaches,
Sanibel. New tile throughout. W/D. Screened patio.
New a/c. No pets. Security $650. 239-357-1700
RS 2/19V 2/26
EAST END 2 BR 2 BA. Heated Pool/Canal Dock
Gulf Access. Call: 239-395-1786. Email: hargil@
FURNISHED SANIBEL CONDO 1BR/1BA East End.
Pool, tennis, private beach access. Available May 1st.
$995/month. Cable included. No pets/smoking. Call
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American League MVP of 2009 and peren-
nial All-Star Joe Mauer is scheduled to play in
the tournament. Other Minnesota Twins celebri-
ties who have taken part in past events include
All-Stars Justin Morneau and Joe Nathan along
with fan-favorite and 2009 "Cycle Hitter" Michael
Cuddyer. This year's auction includes spectacular
travel and ticket packages where guests can bid to
attend the 2010 Master's in Augusta, sit atop TD
Bank Garden in the Chairman's Suite for a Boston
Celtics vs. San Antonio Spurs game, enjoy a
Tampa Bay Lightning game from some of the best
seats in St. Pete Times Forum and dine at some
of the most popular restaurants in the area. Also
featured will be luxurious island getaways, one-of-
a-kind artisan jewelry and hand-signed memorabilia
from some of the biggest stars in sports and enter-
Net proceeds from the event will support pro-
grams and treatments at the new free-standing
comprehensive Regional Cancer Center located at
the corner of 1-75 and Colonial Boulevard in Fort
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auction and dinner. Dinner and auction-only tickets
are available for $50 per person.
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foursome call the Lee Memorial Health
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Lee County Sheriff's Office..........................477-1200
Florida Marine Patrol...................................332-6966
Florida Highway Patrol.................................278-7100
HealthPark Medical Center...............1-800-936-5321
Ft. Myers Chamber of Commerce...............332-3624
Foundation for Quality Childcare................425-2685
Ft. 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 Office.................. ...................... 1-800-275-8777
Visitor & Convention Bureau......................338-3500
Alliance 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
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre..................278-4422
Cultural Park Theatre..................................772-5862
Florida Repertory Theatre at the Arcade..........332-4488
Florida W est Arts........................................ 948-4427
Fort Myers/Estero Island Barbershop
Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers.........472-01 68
Gulf Coast Symphony..................................489-1800
Harmony Chorus, Charles Sutter, Pres...........481 -8059
Naples Philharmonic.....................(239) 597-1111
The Schoolhouse Theater............................472-6862
S.W. Florida Symphony...............................418-0996
Theatre Conspiracy.................................... 936-3239
Young Artists Awards................................ 574-9321
CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS
Animal Refuge Center..................................731-3535
American Business Women Association..........463-1 221
Audubon of SWFL.................................... 339-8046
Audubon Society.................... ...................472-3156
Caloosahatchee Folk Society.....................677-9509
duPont Company Retirees ......................454-1083
Edison Porcelain Artists..............................415-2484
The Horticulture and Tea Society...............472-8334
Horticultural Society................... ................472-6940
Lee County Genealogical Society...............549-9625
N ARFE (Natonal ActIve& Relred Federal Empoyees)....................... 482 -671 3
Navy Seabees Veterans of America............731-1901
Paradise Iowa Club of SWFL......................667-1354
Southwest Florida Fencing Academy...........939-1 338
Southwest Florida Music Association..........561-2118
Fort Myers Beach..................765-4254 or 454-8090
Fort M years Edison..........................................694-1056
Fort Myers South.................... ................... 691-1405
Gateway to the Islands................................415-3100
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...........................332-81 58
Sanibel-Captiva Orchid Society...................472-6940
United Way of Lee County...............................433-2000
United Way 211 Helpline (24 hour).......211 or 433-3900
Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum..................395-2233
Burrough's 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 Museum of History.........321-7430
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of our original Sanibel location and the
new Congress Jewelers Rolex boutique.
Participate in a silent auction to benefit
Sanibel Captiva Cares
Come in and meet some of the world's
most renowned jewelry designers
Friday & Saturday, February 19th & 20th
Periwinkle Place Shops
Sanibel Island 10 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Draw for Congress Cash worth $25 to $1,000
No minimum purchase required
Entertainment, champagne and light hours d'oeuvres
Back on Sanibel Island
under family ownership.
Periwinkle Place Shops 472-4177
2075 Periwinkle Way, #35