Title: River weekly news
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Language: English
Publisher: Lorin Visek & Ken Rasi
Place of Publication: Fort Myers, Fla
Publication Date: September 10, 2010
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Take Me

VOL. 9, No. 36 From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort Myers SEPTEMBER 10, 2010

Birding At Bunche Beach
experience the
S'beautiful birds of
,-Bunche Beach
with a bird patrol
guide on Saturday,
September 11 from 8
to 10 a.m.
Meet in the parking
lot at Bunche Beach,
located in South Fort
Myers, off Summerlin
Road. Drive south on
John Morris Road until
Sit deadends.
Birding at Bunche
Beach is excellent
for both migrant and
resident wading and
shorebirds working the
mudflats at low tide
due to the diversity of
Najee Jacob from Lexington Middle School pitches in at last year's Native Tree and Plant micro-invertebrates.
Project at the school, funded by a grant from the "Ding" Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of This event is free
the Refuge photo courtesy of Lexington Middle School and provided in cooper-
ation with Lee County
DDWS To Award $5,000 In School tah andRecreatyon,
though there may be
Conservation Education Grants a parking fee. Bring
binoculars, sun protec-
he "Ding" Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS), with JN wetion, sha bottle of drinkinget
"Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, has announced its fifth annual dona- weter, a bottle of dcurios-nking
tion of five $1,000 grants to Lee County Schools for conservation education- ity and love of nature.
related projects. For more information
Schools may use the grant money to purchase teaching aids, books, and classroom call 707-3015 or visit
materials; fund new classroom science projects; take field trips; or conduct work proj- www.birdpatrol.org.M
ects in the community.
continued on page 4 Reddish egret

A Whole Lot Of Music
At Broadway Palm
by Di Saggau
Over 60 songs by Irving Berlin are fea-
tured in I Love a Piano, now showing at
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. They all
revolve around a 1910 upright piano that takes
us on a wonderful musical journey from the turn
of the century through 1957. Cast members
Jonathan Van Dyke, Victor Legarreta, David
Piazza, Sarah Dowling, Elizabeth Loos and Lisa
LeCuyer do an amazing job as the audience is
whisked away on a nostalgic historical journey that
spans seven decades. It all begins in Tin Pan Alley
and fast forwards through the Great Depression,
a stage door canteen in WWII, summer stock and
even the movies.
Music from each era is performed with style,
pizzaz and terrific choreography by Amy Marie
McCleary with live music accompaniment by
conductor and pianist Loren Strickland, featuring
David Jolley on percussion and Jay Heavelin on
bass. The talent in this show is mind-boggling and
full of personality.

continued on page 15

The cast of I Love a Piano

Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now

The Thomas Goolsby

Boy Scout Memorial
by Gerri Reaves
In July 1928, the death of 15-year-old Thomas Goolsby elicited
.-w | such an outpouring of affection and community spirit that resi-
dents built a memorial in his honor in the downtown riverside
Goolsby was a popular young man, a member of Boy Scout
T Troop number 1 in the local Royal Palm Council, which had
been organized in December 1925.
During the 1927 Christmas holiday, he was one of 125 Boy
Scouts and their leaders who visited Cuba, where President
Gerardo Machado presented him with the highest honor a scout
can receive, the eagle badge. Goolsby's family heard that cer-
emony via radio broadcast.
That year-end trip to Cuba became something of a tradition for the local Boy
Goolsby's summer work as an usher at the Arcade Theatre added to his being well
known in town.
The scout's four-day illness was first diagnosed as ptomaine poisoning, but later
identified as spinal meningitis.
The grieving town responded quickly to news of his death. The Civitan Club orga-
nized a drive to build a memorial to Goolsby that would be used as a Boy Scout head-
Barron Collier, honorary president of the Royal Palm Council, donated $50, and
other civic clubs and individuals joined the effort. Within weeks, sufficient funds were

In this photo taken about 1930, Frances Juanita Stewart Jacoby (left) and Sarah Emily
Stewart, stand by a totem pole at the Boy Scout memorial built in honor of their uncle,
Thomas Goolsby
courtesy of the Southwest Florida Museum of History

The former site of the memorial that once stood in Evans (aka City) Park is now a parking
lot photo by Gerri Reaves
raised to construct the memorial in the city park, then known as Evans Park.
Local contractors donated the construction materials and volunteers provided the
The Goolsby memorial was located on the west side of Heitman Street between
First and Main. Shuffleboard courts lay to its north, and it stood not far from the
entrance to the Pleasure Pier, where the too-small scout headquarters had previously
been located.
The words on the side of the memorial seen in the historic photo read: "Thomas
Goolsby Memorial, Headquarters, Boy Scouts of America, Royal Palm Council."
Ralph Hauser, a scout since 1940, recalled that the Boy Scout house, as it was
called, had two rooms, a small office and a meeting room. Memorabilia was also dis-
played there. Goolsby's photomontage portrait hung over a brick fireplace.
Hauser remembered when the memorial was torn down in 1973 to make way for
the police station, which was subsequently torn down to build a bank.
At some point, the dedication plaque disappeared.
According to the late Barbara Bartleson, there was opposition to the demolition of
the memorial, but it was lost nevertheless. Others wonder why a memorial funded by
citizens and built with volunteer materials and labor would be razed. One theory is that
it was termite ridden, but some people who remember the Boy Scout headquarters
dispute that theory.
Goolsby's nephew, Thomas Goolsby "Tinker" Stewart, grew up in Fort Myers but
now lives in Oregon. He regrets that the family was never notified about the plan to
demolish the memorial, but has done what he can to ensure that the Boy Scout who
won the heart of Fort Myers is indeed remembered.
In 2002, Stewart's friend, Doug Bartleson, a life-long scout, rediscovered the por-
trait that had hung over the fireplace in the scout headquarters. He saw it in the Troop
1 meeting room at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Fort Myers and contacted Stewart
about it.
The church agreed to release the portrait to the Goolsby family, provided St. Luke's
would receive a replica after the restoration.
Stewart donated the portrait to the headquarters of the Boy Scouts of America,
Southwest Florida Council, on Boy Scout Drive. St. Luke's received the promised rep-
lica, a digitized restored version of the original portrait.
Stewart said, "My proviso is that it be hung in public view, with appropriate histori-
cal identification, in perpetuity."
continued on page 4

Gr Port rs BMyers

Lorin Arundel
and Ken Rasi

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Holiday House
Plans Under Way

l or the 54th year, the Fort Myers
Woman's Community Club
S(FMWCC) will bring holiday cheer to
downtown Fort Myers by decorating two
historic homes.
Hundreds of members and volun-
teers of the Woman's Community Club
will converge on the Burroughs and
Langford-Kingston homes to embellish
the interiors and exteriors of the homes,
lawns and grounds with holiday decor.
"We look forward to Holiday House
every year and consider it to be our
gift to the community," said FMWCC
President Beth Schultz.
The 2010 theme is Christmas
Through Child's Eyes. According to this
year's Holiday House Chair Debi Fussell,
the homes will be decorated with kids
in mind, bringing out the playful side of
"We are so excited to be back at the
Burroughs and Langford-Kingston homes
for the third year," said Fussell. "We truly
enjoy being a part of an affordable event
so steeped in tradition."
The Burroughs Home and Gardens
is located on 2.45 acres in downtown
Fort Myers and is bounded on the north
by the Caloosahatchee River and on the

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Holiday House 2010 globe
south by First Street. The home boasts
turn-of-the-century Georgian Revival
architecture and has not been altered
considerably since construction was com-
pleted in 1901. An undated clipping from
the Fort Myers Press states, "The beauti-
ful Burroughs home on First Street was
the scene of the winter season.
The 5,232-square-foot Langford-
Kingston Prairie School was originally
constructed in 1919 by Walter Langford,
a prominent figure in Fort Myers' bank-
ing and railroad industries. The house
was sold in 1925 to the inventor of the
Kingston carburetor, George Kingston.
It remained with the Kingston family
until it was sold to First United Methodist
Church in 1953. In 2001, the church
donated the home to the City of Fort
Myers. The house was moved in May of
2003 to a lot across the street, where it
now sits and has undergone restoration.
Holiday House 2010 will run from
December 10 through 23 with special
previews on November 27 and December
3. The hours will be nightly, 5 to 9 p.m.
Admission is $5 for adults and children
12 and under are free.
"Holiday House has something for
everyone," said Fussell. "In addition to

Fireplace decked out for the holidays
walking through these two festively deco-
rated homes and grounds, children can
visit Santa each evening at the Langford-
Kingston home." A variety of local music
and dance groups will provide entertain-

ment each evening.
For more information contact Debi
Fussell at 476-9443 or visit www.fmwcc.

Fourth Annual Festival of Trees
T the Festival of Trees will once again
open the holiday season at the
Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center
at 2301 First Street, Fort Myers. The festi-
val will open on Friday, November 26 and
conclude on Friday, December 3. Hours
will vary throughout the week.
Last year, more than 4,000 people
visited the free holiday display in the Fort
Myers River District.
The 2010 festival will open on the day
after Thanksgiving.
During the opening weekend, the festi-
val will also feature a Children's Workshop,
where youngsters can create holiday gifts
for their friends and families.
The Festival will once again wrap up
with the Tux & Trees Gala, a black-tie fun-
draiser for the Southwest Florida Goodwill
Foundation, on Saturday, December 4.
In just three years, these events have
raised more than $150,000 to support
Goodwill's programs and services.
Sponsors, decorators, and volunteers
are invited to participate. For more infor-
mation, visit http://www.tuxandtrees.com
or call 995-2106 ext. 249.4 Mayor Randy Henderson w

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From page 2
Boy Scout
Visit the Southwest Florida Museum
of History at 2031 Jackson Street to
learn more about the memorials and the
remarkable people who inspired them.
While there, ask about volunteer opportu-
nities and be sure to see Clyde Butcher's
photographs, Big Cypress Swamp and
the Western Everglades, on exhibit until
October 2.
For information, call 321-7430 or go
to swflmuseumofhistory.com. Museum
hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday
through Saturday.
Continue your research on family or
local history at the Southwest Florida
Historical Society, 10091 McGregor
Boulevard. Call 939-4044 or drop by on
Wednesday or Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon.
Sources: The Southwest Florida
Boy Scout Council, the archives of the
Southwest Florida Historical Society, and
Early Fort Myers: Tales of Two Sisters
by Alberta Colcord Barnes and Nell
Colcord Weidenbach.

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Lee Elder Abuse Prevention
Partnership (LEAPP) will hold an
informational lunch program on
Tuesday, September 14 from 12:30
to 2 p.m. at Broadway Palm Dinner
Theatre, 1380 Colonial Boulevard, Fort
Buffet lunch will be served at 12:30
p.m. followed by the program. LEAPP
spokesperson Craig Wolf, senior anchor
of NBC 2, will give introductory com-
ments and introduce the guest speaker,
Slade V. Dukes at 1:15 p.m. Dukes will
address the topic of Safeguarding Seniors
from Fraud after a Disaster.
Dukes serves as the program fellow for
the Elder Consumer Protection Program
and the project fellow for the Financial
Scam and Fraud Elder Awareness Project
at the Center for Excellence in Elder Law
at Stetson University College of Law.
Upon graduation from law school, Dukes
served as an honors attorney with the
Office of the Florida Attorney General
working in the Economic Crimes Division
on matters involving false and deceptive
trade practices, racketeer influenced and
corrupt organizations, and price gouging.
The cost to attend the lunch program
is $20 per person. Advance registration
with payment is required. Mail guest
name(s) with check made payable to

the Dubin Alzheimer's Resource Center,
10051 McGregor Blvd., Suite 101, Fort
Myers FL 33919. For more information,
call 437-3007.0
From page 1
Education Grants
All Lee County Schools are invited
to submit environmental education- or
science-related unit proposals by October
31. The five approved proposals will be
awarded in December 2010 for projects
to be completed by May 2011.
"With environmental education fund-
ing being cut throughout the school
district, teachers and students are so
grateful to receive our grants to fund spe-
cial projects," said Doris Hardy, DDWS
Environmental Education chair.
For further information and an appli-
cation, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org,
scroll down to Inside the Society, and
click on Teacher Grants; or contact Gary
Ogden at 472-1100 ext. 233 or Hardy
at hardydd@comcast.net.
As a non-profit 501(c)3 organization,
DDWS works to support JN "Ding"
Darling National Wildlife Refuge's mission
of conservation, wildlife and habitat pro-
tection, research, and public education.
To join DDWS and support the refuge,
stop in at the Refuge Education Center,
visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org, or
contact Birgie Vertesch at 292-0566 or


Fort Myers Beach Pirate Fest
The 5th anniver-
sary celebration
of the Fort Myers
Beach Pirate Fest will
take place on Old San
Carlos Boulevard dur-
ing Columbus Day
weekend, October
8-10, and will include
hundreds of profession-
al actors and actresses
from across the state
and beyond. The
actors choreograph
their performances for
months in advance,
bringing one of the
most exciting events of
the year to Fort Myers
Beach. Rusty Cutlass Pirate Band
Acts will include the
Rusty Cutlass pirate band, Captain Dan & The Scurvy Crew and Bilgemunky himself
from worldwide Bilgemunky Radio.
Free family-friendly activities will include a treasure hunt, costume contests, rov-
ing musicians, strolling street performers, stage shows, sea skirmishes and interactive
games with pirates. Adult-only activities will include a pirates gathering and costume
contest on Friday night, a leisurely and ongoing weekend-long Tortuga Pub Crawl
throughout the beach region and a pirate tattoo contest.
There will be historical re-enactments, period correct encampments, black powder
demonstrations and sea shanties among other activities. Guests are encouraged to garb
up as their favorite buccaneer, swashbuckler or movie pirate character.
All profits from the event, hosted by the Historic Fort Myers Beach-Bay Walk, will
benefit The Fort Myers Beach Lions, a private 501(c)3 organization dedicated to serv-
ing the needs of those less fortunate in the immediate community.
Additional information about the event can be obtained by contacting Suzanne
King, fmbpiratefest@gmail.com or by calling 727-322-5217.0

Fun Day For Kids
On Saturday, September 18
there will be a Community
Connections event at from 11
a.m. to 2 p.m. at Calusa Harbor in
Fort Myers for school age children and
seniors. Race a Pinewood Derby down a
50-foot track. Admission includes a free
lunch and entertainment.
Call The Dr. Piper Center to pre-regis-
ter, 332-5346.0


Teacher Seminar
The Fort Myers Yacht Club will
serve as the host for a free char-
acter education seminar being
offered by the Uncommon Friends
Foundation on Saturday, September
25. The seminar is open to all teachers
in Lee, Collier, and Charlotte counties.
The morning event, which is also open
to home school parents and private
school teachers, will be held from 8:30
to 11:30 a.m. This is an opportunity
for teachers of all subjects to enhance
teaching repertoire in a fun, interactive
training session.
Registration is required and is limited
and will begin at 8 a.m. Light refresh-
ments will be provided. The interactive
seminar will include an introduction to the

Uncommon Friends Foundation's charac-
ter education curricula, Lessons Learned
from the Uncommon Friends. Two con-
current training sessions will be given:
grades 3 through 8 and high school/adult
- both adaptable to any content area.
Seminar leaders are curricula authors and
teachers who use the curricula.
There is no charge to attend the
seminar. Lee County teachers will receive
three continuing education credits. The
Uncommon Friends curricula correlates
with Florida Standards and existing dis-
trict curricula. Character education is also
mandated by the state of Florida.
For reservation information and
registration, contact the Uncommon
Friends Foundation, 337-9505, aroth@
uncommonfriends.org. For in-service
credit, teachers should also contact Cindy
McClung at CindyKM@leeschools.net.
Additional information may be obtained
by contacting Dr. Larry Byrnes,

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tion and wear-ability of hair products.
DePalma, a former hairstylist, can custom
fit most of the pieces in her boutique for
a lighter, more natural looking style that
will suit your individual style.
For the month of September, buy one
wig at regular price at Snap Lites Wigs &
Accessories and receive one free lunch at
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boutique. If you are unable to decide on
just one wig, buy two at regular price and
receive one of equal or lesser value for
Snap Lites Wigs and Accessories is
located at 1609 Hendry Street in the his-
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Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m.
to 6 p.m. Private fittings are available by
appointment only. Call 738-9039.
Enjoy free live music each week
at Friday Night Live in the River

Parking for your boat or car is free for patrons of Nervous Nellie's on Fort Myers Beach

District. Stroll through the Patio de
Leon between 6 and 9 p.m. and listen
to local bands perform by the fountain.
Playing this Friday are After the Fact and
Hothouse. The location also offers conve-
nient walking access to area restaurants,
clubs and art galleries.
For more information about Friday
Night Live, call 334-4638.
Beginning Friday, September 10, area
mixed-media artists, Katherine Boren,
Kyle Jackson and Lindsey Wollard are
exhibiting their work at the Alliance
for the Arts. The show runs through
October 2.
A special opening reception for
Boren, Jackson and Wollard will be held
on September 10 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
Community members are invited to meet
the artists, view and purchase artwork.
Complimentary appetizers will be served.
The Alliance also invites the public to a
gallery Walk & Talk with the artists on
Saturday, September 11 from 10 to 11
a.m. where they will speak more about
their work, their inspirations and creative
Drop in early for the Walk & Talk to
browse through the exclusive selection
of locally grown, caught and cultivated
foods and other products offered at the
Alliance for the Arts' Green Market.
It is open every Saturday from 8 a.m to
noon. In addition to great food, organic
plants, and hand-crafted items, there's
live entertainment by local musicians and
fun activities for kids.

For more information about the
Alliance for the Arts, call 939-2787 or
visit www.ArtInLee.org.
On Saturday, September 11, pay
tribute to those who lost their lives on
September 11, 2001 by donating blood
at Page Field Commons, 4995 South
Cleveland Avenue from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
All donors will receive a gift bag from
AJ's Auto Fleet Service that can be
redeemed at any one of the company's
three Fort Myers NAPA AutoCare
Centers locations.
AJ's Auto & Fleet Service, which has
been family-owned for over 11 years,
operates NAPA AutoCare Centers at
11857 Metro Parkway, 5660 Division
Drive and 2345 Dr. Martin Luther King
Boulevard. Each store is AAA approved,
offers free courtesy shuttle service and a
12-month/12,000-mile parts and labor
nationwide warranty. The experienced
mechanics at NAPA AutoCare can work
on all makes and models.
AJ's NAPA AutoCare Centers are
open Monday through Friday from 7
a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 334-3575 or go to
Park your car or boat for free at
Nervous Nellie's Crazy Waterfront
Eatery on Fort Myers Beach and enjoy
great food and live music. Nellie's is
open seven days a week for lunch, din-
ner and snacks in between. Sit inside for
air-conditioned comfort or outside on the
expansive patio. Stroll upstairs to Ugly's
Waterside Bar and enjoy live music and
happy hour all day, every day.

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Burroughs Home
Offers Regular

Tuesday Teas
tuesday Teatimes will be offered
at the Burroughs Home, 2505
First Street, Fort Myers, begin-
ning September 14. Tea Maven Laurie
Nienhaus, founder of the Ladies' Tea
Guild, will present weekly programs for
the Uncommon Friends Foundation.
The Tuesday teas will begin at 1 p.m.
and last one hour. The first three offer-
ings will feature The Garden Tea Series.
The September 14 tea will be The
Lavender Tea. The lavender tea, among
the most versatile of herbs, possesses
a remarkable array of uses as well as a
fascinating history. You can even cook
with it. The afternoon event will explore
all that lavender has to offer, including tea
featuring lavender recipes.
On September 21, Tisanes to Tickle
Your Fancy will explain the difference
between a tea and a tisane. You'll learn
the difference as well as the health pos-
sibilities tisanes have to offer while sam-
pling five different styles. You'll also learn
how easy it is to create your tisanes over
a light afternoon tea fare.
A Fairy Tea will be offered on
September 28. Yes, even grown-ups can
enjoy a fairy tea. You'll discover why the
Victorians were so taken with the idea of
fairies while indulging in an afternoon tea
that would delight even the most skittish
of these creatures. A display of Victorian
fairy paintings will be provided during this
Reservations are required and can be
made by calling 337-0706. The cost for
each tea is $25. Supplies for the various
teas will be available for purchase follow-
ing each presentation




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The new officers of the Fort Myers Business Women's Association

ABWA Elects New Officers
The new officers of the Fort Myers American Business Women's Association
are Sheila Bedwell, president; Lynda Rubenstein, vice president; Pat Kluge,
recording secretary; Kathi O'Shaughnessy, treasurer; and Jean Miller, corre-
sponding secretary.
The mission statement of the American Business Women's Association is to
bring together women of diverse occupations and to provide opportunities for them
to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leader-
ship, education, networking support and national
For further information regarding ABWA contact www.abwa.org.4

eptember 22 is national American
Business Women's Day. The mis-
sion of ABWA is to bring together
women of diverse occupations and to
provide opportunities for them to help
themselves and others to grow person-
ally and professionally though leader-
ship, education, networking support and
national recognition.
Hilary A. Bufton Jr., a Kansas city
businessman, founded ABWA in 1949
when he recognized women's potential
and saw the need for an organization to
support and empower them. Professional

development remains the cornerstone of
For further information regarding the
organization contact www.abwa.org.
The next meeting is scheduled for
September 21 at 5:30 p.m. The speaker
is Lauren Casey from WINK-TV. She will
be speaking on hurricane preparedness
for your home and business. The event
will be held at the Royal Palm Yacht Club
on First Street on the river in downtown
Fort Myers.
The cost is $20. RSVP for the meet-
ing four days in advance to Nancy
Bucklin, 277-0886.0


Rotary Club Italian Fest In Fort Myers
On the afternoon of
October 3, The Rotary
Club of Fort Myers will
host the second annual Italian 1
Fest to benefit Rainbow Trials ITA LI
and Blessings in a Backpack. It
will take place at The Alliance
for the Arts in Fort Myers, R To T
Samples of Italian food from w OF FORTMrS
local restaurants will be avail- **"***
able from Sasses, Giovanni's,
University Grill, Pizza Fusion,
Mario's Meat Market & Mastello. Traditional Italian beers will also be served.
Local musicians including The Flying Bambino Brothers and Alter Ego will be play-
ing. For the children, there will be safe fun in the sun including face painting, bounce
houses, and coloring contests. The Lee County Sherriff's VOICE department will be
conducting educational sessions and fingerprinting children of all ages.
Local celebrities will judge a cooking completion between some the best local Italian
chefs and award prizes to the winners.
Televisions set up so that fans can check the score of their favorite game.
Admission is free.?

Women At ABWA

n October, the Fort Myers chapter of
ABWA (American Business Women's
Association) is having its 9th annual
Women Empowering Women day on
October 16 at the Royal Palm Yacht
The speakers will be Melanie Payne of
The News-Press and Sara Owen, CEO of
Community Cooperative Ministries.
RSVP by October 11 to Annette
Erickson, 985-9046.M

Our email address is

Breakfast For Moms And Dads

Summit Christian School hosted a Boohoo/Yahoo! Breakfast for parents on the first day of
school. Publix supplied the delicious doughnuts. Summit Christian School has campuses
in Fort Myers and on Sanibel Island.


Fort Myers South Kiwanis Club
Helping Former Foster Care Teens

A former foster child receives her cleaning supply donation from the Kiwanis Club of Fort
Myers South
The Kiwanis Club of Fort Myers South has partnered with Supporting
Independent Young Adults (SIYA) to help local teens who have aged out of the
foster care system. The club has committed to provide cleaning supplies to
each former foster teen in the Fort Myers area as they move into their new home.
"In Florida, foster children leave the system at 18, which means they have to sign
the lease to their new apartment on their birthday," said Jane Bell of SIYA, "Most of
these kids don't have the foundation, skills and support to be successful their own,
which is how we are trying to help."


Kiwanis members complete compiling a set of cleaning supply buckets

Kiwanis members load cleaning supplies for delivery

Another former foster child appreciates his donation from the Kiwanis Club
"The cost of moving into a new place is shocking to these teens. Between rent,
application fee and security deposits for the apartment, water and electric, there is little
money left, especially for cleaning supplies," said Jan Sommer of SIYA.
"When our club heard about SIYA, and how they were trying to help these young
adults we knew we had to get involved," said Kiwanis Club of Fort Myers South
President Rachel Toomey, "Who would have thought teens would be so excited to be
given a broom. We feel grateful that we can help them in at least this small way."
Supporting Independent Young Adults (SIYA) is in the process of completing the
necessary paperwork to receive their 501(c)3 status for charitable gifts. SIYA is work-
ing to purchase or build a transitional living facility where on-site support would be
available. To contact SIYA, call Jane Bell or Jan Sommer at 239-206-3294 or e-mail
The Kiwanis Club of Fort Myers South is looking for more service-minded individu-
als and business professionals who would like to make a direct impact on the com-
munity through volunteering. Meetings are held every Tuesday at 7:15 a.m. at Edison
State College. For details on joining the club, call Rachel Toomey at 940-3893 or
e-mail Rachel.Toomey33@gmail.com..

LeeTran And
Publix Team Up
For Food Bank
On Sunday, September 19, Lee
County Transit (LeeTran) is
deploying its fleet of buses to all
Publix locations throughout Lee County
to collect food for the Harry Chapin
Food Bank.
This is the second annual Fill Our Fleet
- Feed Our Hungry promotion LeeTran
and Publix have participated in. Last year,
46,566 pounds of food were collected
during the one-day event. Publix will have
pre-packaged sacks of groceries for the
public to purchase; individual purchases
will also be welcome.
LeeTran buses will park in the Publix
parking lots from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for
shoppers to fill bins with nonperishable
food. At 4 p.m., the buses will caravan
to the Harry Chapin Food Bank's Fowler
Street warehouse, where volunteers will
unload the donations.
LeeTran drivers and other employ-
ees are volunteering their day's labor to
serve the community. The event is being
co-sponsored by the Beasley Broadcast
Group, Inc., and The News-Press Media
Harry Chapin Food Bank Associate
Director Joyce Jacobs noted that the food
bank is hoping for the same outpouring
of support that they experienced in the
National Association of Letter Carrier
Food Drive in May.

To contribute financially to the Harry
Chapin Food Bank, call 334-7007 or go
to harrychapinfoodbank.org.4

Stop Violence
Bicycle Tour And
Poker Ride
he Bicycle Tour and Poker Ride
is a 50-mile or 10 mile (family
friendly) bicycle tour created by
Brake the Cycle Tours to create public
awareness about domestic violence and
sexual assault, while raising money for
ACT (Abuse Counceling & Treatment) to
provide services.
The event, called Riding to Stop
Violence, will be on Saturday, November
13 at Sun Sports Cycle and Watercraft
located at 3441 Colonial Boulevard in
Fort Myers, starting at 7 a.m. Registration
is $25 per rider. The 10-mile ride will
cost $25 per family. The minimum
required to raise per individual or family
will be $50.
There will be "brake stations" along
the tour where riders can stop, take a
break, refuel, rehydrate and collect poker
cards. At the end of the tour, lunch will
be provided and riders participating in
the Poker Ride will win prizes for the best
and worst poker hands.
Register at www.brakethecycletours.
com. If you have questions contact
Christine at ACT, 939-2553 or ckobie@


Kiwanis Hear
About Junior

Victoria Stephan, President of Junior
Achievement of Southwest Florida, with
Gateway to the Islands Kiwanis President
Matt Ponzio
V victoria Stephan, president of
Junior Achievement of Southwest
Florida, was the guest speaker
at the Gateway to the Islands Kiwanis
Club's August 31 meeting.
Junior Achievement uses hands-on
experiences to help young people under-

Anders To Speak
About Island Life
At Shell Point

Kristie Anders

the public to attend a presentation
by Kristie Anders, education direc-
tor for the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation
Foundation. The presentation will take
place on Friday, September 17, starting
at 10 a.m. in the Grand Cypress Room
located in The Woodlands neighborhood
in Shell Point Retirement Community.
Anders lives on North Captiva Island,
and works on Sanibel Island, making
her an expert on living and working the

stand the economics of life. In partner
ship with business and educators, Junior
Achievement brings the real world to
students, opening their minds to their
Through age-appropriate curricula,
Junior Achievement programs begin at
the elementary school level, teaching
children how they can impact the world
around them as individuals, workers and
consumers. Junior Achievement pro-
grams continue through the middle and
high school grades, preparing students
for future economic and workforce issues
they will face.
Approximately 9,800 Lee, Collier
and Charlotte county students currently
participate in the program. The staff is
constantly recruiting and training volun-
teers to teach the programs in public and
private schools, after-school programs
and in done-in-a-day projects. Lessons
are turn-key with hands-on activities for
all students. To learn more about Junior
Achievement, visit www.jaswfl.org.
Gateway to the Islands Kiwanis Club
meets every Tuesday at 11:45 a.m. at
the Sunshine Seafood Cafe, Fort Myers.
Guests are always welcome. For details
on joining this or any of the other 16
Kiwanis Clubs in Lee County or LaBelle,
call Viki or Terry Luster at 415-3100 or
visit www.kiwanisgtti.com.

island life. She will discuss the pros and
cons to island life, and even discuss what
it was like to live and work on these bar-
rier islands during Hurricane Charley in
"Sanibel, Captiva, and North Captiva
are such beautiful locations to live and
work in, and they are so close to Shell
Point," said Teri Kollath, manager of
academy and volunteer services. "It is
a pleasure to have Ms. Anders visit the
'mainland' to offer insight into the lifestyle
on these barrier islands, and how you can
enjoy your visits there to their fullest."
The event is free, however, space is
limited. To sign up or for more informa-
tion call 454-2054.
Shell Point Retirement Community is
located in Fort Myers just off Summerlin
Road, two miles before the Sanibel

c4lood Steward of
Jesus Christ

.l John 3:16

Fall Festival
North Park Community Center
is hosting the 10th annual Fall
Festival on Friday October 29
from 6 to 9 p.m. This is a free event for
the community.
Two hundred bags of safe candy will
be handed out to children in costume
after the costume contest. There will be
music, scare house, costume contest, hay
rides, bounce house, slides, games, give-
a-ways, and a raffle.
Pop Warner football concession stand
will be open to purchase food and drink.
All local area businesses are invited to
set up a 10' x 10' tent with chairs and
table, decorate it with a fall festival theme
and advertise your business for free. It
is recommended that businesses have
small give-a-ways to attract fair-goes to
their tents such as candy, key chains, or
coupons. You can not sell merchandise at
your tent.
Over 2,000 people attended the festi-
val in 2009.
Volunteers are needed. Call Christine
or Libby at 652-4512 for more informa-
tion. North Park Community Center is at
2021 North Tamiami Trail in North Fort

Call For Artists
he Unitarian Universalist Church
of Fort Myers in south Fort Myers
invites artisans and crafters in all
media to participate in its fourth annual
Arts & Crafts Holiday Fair on Saturday,
November 6. There is a space fee but
no percentage of sales is taken.
For more information or for a registra-
tion form, contact Nadine Sarlin at 390-
1487 or e-mail nadine.sarlin@gmail.com.
Registration deadline is October 1.0

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2756 McGregor Boulevard, Fort myers
(6 blocks south of the Edison/Ford Winter
Estates; 2 miles North of Colonial Boulevard)
Minister: the Reverend Dr. Wayne Robinson
Sunday services: 11 a.m.
(Child care provided)
Adult Ed. Workshops: 10 a.m.
Phone: 226-0900
Email: allfaithsuc@embarqmail.com
Website: www.allfaiths-uc.org
8210 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers
Reverend Fr. Athanasios Michalos
Orthros Service Sunday 9am
Divine Liturgy Sunday 10am
Fellowship Programs, Greek School,
Sunday School, Community Night
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.
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.
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.
1188 Lake McGregor Drive, Fort Myers,
432-1724. Reverend N. Everett Keith II;
An Old Catholic Community; Liturgy
in English; Sunday Mass at 9:30 a.m.
2439 McGregor Boulevard, 334-8937
Rev. Dan Hagmaier, pastor
Traditional Sunday service 10 a.m.
Nursery available
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
Sunday services:
Traditional, 8 and 11 a.m.;
Contemporary, 9:30 a.m.
Children's Church K4J (Kids for Jesus)
9:45 a.m.
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
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.
FridayYouth Service, 7:30 p.m.
Nursery care for pre-school children and

Children's Church for ages 5-12 available
at each service.
15690 McGregor Boulevard
Fort Myers, 482-2030
Pastor: David Stauffer.
Traditional services 8:45 a.m.;
Contemporary, 10:30 a.m.
Go south on McGregor Boulevard. The
church is 1/2 mile past the intersection of
Gladiolus and San Carlos Boulevard on the
way to Sanibel.
2390 West First Street, next door to Edison
Sunday Morning Service and Sunday
School, 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Evening Testimony Meeting,
7:30 p.m.
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-
13545 American Colony Boulevard (off
Daniels Parkway in the Colony), Fort
Myers, 936-2511
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.
5916 Winkler Road, Fort Myers,
437-4330. Rev. Mark Condrey, Pastor
Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m.
Church School: 9:15 a.m.
8210 College Parkway, Fort Myers,
482-3133. Philip White, pastor
Morning Worship: 10 a.m.
Church School: 10:15 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
a.m.; Divine Liturgy at 9 a.m.
9650 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers,
The Rev. Dr. John S. Adler, pastor
Weekly services:
Saturday 5 p.m., Eucharist with Healing
Sunday 8 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite One;
9:30 a.m., Family Eucharist with Healing
and Church School
Tuesday 9:30 a.m., Morning Prayer (in
Spanish); Wednesday 9:30 a.m., Eucharist
with Healing
Child care available at Saturday 5 p.m. and
Sunday 9:30 a.m. services.
881 Nuna Avenue, Fort Myers, 481-1143
Masses Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.;
Sunday, 8 and 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
2154 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers,
Pastor Randy and Anita Thurman
Sunday Service, 10:30 a.m.
All are welcome.
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
10 a.m.
Worship Gathering Sunday 10 a.m.
Pastor Alan Bondar
Fort Myers Villas Civic Association Bldg.
2306 Sunrise Blvd. Fort Myers, 33907
Phone/text: 220-8519
website: messiahreformed.com
Bible Study Wednesday 6:30 p.m.
Fellowship Lunch Sunday noon
Teen Events Monthly
c/website for podcasts, special events, min-
istries, calendar, blogs, etc.
16120 San Carlos Boulevard, Unit 10
Sunday School for all ages 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship 11 a.m.
Wednesday Evening Bible Study 7 p.m.
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-
(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
e-mail: peace1265@aol.com
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.
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.
16940 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers,
Robert G. Kasten, Pastor
Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m.
Nursery available
9:45 a.m. Sunday School for all ages
Junior Church grades one to five
Wee Church Pre-K to K
Evening Service 6 p.m.
Wednesday Service 6 p.m.
12171 lona Road, Fort Myers, off
McGregor and north of Gladiolus.
Father Joseph Clifford.
Weekly masses:
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
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.
3595 Broadway, Fort Myers
239-939-4711, www.smlcs.org
Wednesday Fellowship: 5:30 p.m.
Dinner $5, 6:15 p.m. bible studies
Worship: Saturday, 5:30 p.m.,
Sunday 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. with 9:15
a.m. adult and children's Bible Study, plus
marriage enrichment studies. Divorce Care
on Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
During Lent: Wednesday worship
noon and 6:15 p.m.
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,
10:30 a.m.
Religious Education Classes, Midweek,
Grades 2-7, Wednesday, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Preschool Classes, Monday through Friday
Confirmation Classes, Wednesday,
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. to noon
14486 A&W Bulb Road
Fort Myers, 433-0201
Lay Leader: Diane Seidenstein and Larry
Weekly Minyan: Monday and Thusday
morning at 9 a.m.
Services: Friday night at 8 p.m. and
Saturday morning at 9 a.m.
Religious School Sunday morning from
9:30 a.m. to noon and Wednesday
night from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
For information on Preschool call 482-1121
or email templejudeapreschool@gmail.com
The New Church of SWFL is located at
10811 Sunset Plaza Circle, by Summerlin
and Pine Ridge Roads, behind Zoomers
and the ponds.
Reverend Nadine
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.
1619 Llewellyn Drive Fort Myers
Just off McGregor across from the Edison/
Ford Winter Estates
Senior Minister: Douglas Kelchner
Traditional Worship Sunday's 10:15 a.m.
Website: www.edisonchurch.org
Phone: 334-4978
13411 Shire Lane (off Daniels Parkway one
mile west of 1-75)
Minister: The Rev. Allison Farnum
Sunday services and religious education at
10:30 a.m.
For information on all church events call
561-2700 or visit www.uucfm.org.
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.
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9065 Ligon Court, Fort Myers, across
from HealthPark Hospital, 481-2125
Pastor: Interim Pastor Dr. LuderWhitlock
Sunday Service:
9:30 a.m., Contemporary;
Worship and Adult Classes
11 a.m., Blended Worship
2120 Collier Ave, Fort Myers, 274-8881;
Services: Sunday 10 a.m.;
Wednesday 7 p.m.
Bishop Gaspar and Michele Anastasi
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.

Freedom And

Virtue Institute
socialist vision and its compatibility
with Christianity will be discussed
at the Freedom & Virtue Institute's
next Hour of Freedom to be held on
September 15 at 6 p.m. at The Forest
Country Club in Fort Myers.
Can a Christian be a Socialist?
Previous meetings have explored the
meaning of ideologies, socialism and lib-
eration theology. To continue the discus-

Fundraiser To

Help Kidney

Transplant Patient
enny Cox is waiting for a life-
saving kidney transplant, and
the costs are overwhelming.
Volunteers are planning a fundraiser to
help offset the expenses.
During a routine check-up, Cox, 45,
was diagnosed in the mid-90s with renal
reflux, which has caused irreversible dam-
age to his kidneys. His left kidney cur-
rently only functions at 20 percent and
his right kidney has completely failed.
Doctors say a kidney transplant is critical
to his survival. Fortunately, Cox's son will
donate one of his own kidneys to save his
father's life.
Despite his health challenges, Cox is
very optimistic and focuses on the posi-
tive things in his life, such as his girlfriend
and his family and friends. A painter and
musician, he loves using his artistic abili-
ties and spending time outdoors camping.
He hopes to resume his normal lifestyle
once he receives his new kidney.
A kidney transplant costs approximate-
ly $250,000. Even with health insurance,
Cox faces significant medical expenses
related to his transplant. For the rest of
his life, he will need follow-up care and
daily anti-rejection medications. The cost
of post-transplant medications can range
from $2,000 to $5,000 per month, and
they are as critical to his survival as the
transplant itself.
To overcome these financial chal-
lenges, Cox turned to the National
Foundation for Transplants (NFT) for
assistance. NFT is a nonprofit orga-
nization that helps transplant patients

sion, the group will discuss the socialist
vision's compatibility with Christianity.
All are invited to come and explore this
important topic. Ismael Hernandez, exec-
utive director of the Freedom & Virtue
Institute, will lead the discussion.
The Hour of Freedom is an informal
gathering for individuals who believe in
the principles of a free society as advo-
cated by America's founding fathers.
The event is open to the public and
there is no cost to attend. The Forest
Country Club is located along US 41
between Gladiolus Road and Island Park
Road at 6100 Club Boulevard SW.
More information can be found at www.
FVInstitute.org or by calling (322-8082.
Reservations are requested by e-mail to
The Freedom & Virtue Institute is non-
partisan and non-denominational. For
more information go to www.FVInstitute.
org or call 322-8082.4

Bat Yam High

Holiday Services
he Reform Congregation of Bat
Yam Temple of the Islands will cel-
ebrate the Jewish High Holidays,
Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (the
New Year and Days of Awe). All visitors
are welcome for the following services:
Yom Kippur Eve, Kol Nidre, Friday,
September 17, 8 p.m.
Yom Kippur Day, Saturday,
September 18, morning service,

raise funds to pay for transplant-related
"It's wonderful that Kenny's son is
offering his dad a new life," said Lauren
Wilmer, NFT fundraising consultant. "So
many people are just waiting to find the
right match, and Kenny is lucky to have
that part figured out. But the transplant
is just the first hurdle. Many people don't
realize the lifelong financial challenges
these patients face just to make sure their
new organs are healthy. At NFT, we're
helping Kenny raise these funds."
Friends and family are hosting an
event called Jam for Life, a music
jam and raffle, which will be held on
Saturday, September 11 from 4 to
11 p.m. at Jack's Restaurant, 201 W.
Marion Avenue in Punta Gorda. The
event will feature entertainment by Beans
and Seeds, Up the Creek, Kapo Kings,
Brown Sugar, and Both Hands. Raffle
items include gift certificates, salon ser-
vices, and golf outings.
There is no cover charge, but dona-
tions are encouraged, and raffle tickets
will be available for purchase. A portion
of bar sales will be donated to NFT in
Cox's honor.
For more information, contact Kelly
Pohler at kellypohler@yahoo.com or
To make a donation in honor of Cox,
mail a tax-deductible gift to the NFT
Florida Kidney Fund, 5350 Poplar Ave.,
Suite 430, Memphis, TN 38119. Please
be sure to write "in honor of Kenny Cox"
in the memo line. Secure donations also
can be made online at www.transplants.
org. Donors should click on "Patients We
Help" to locate Cox.
NFT is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organiza-
tion based in Memphis, Tennessee that
has been helping transplant patients over-

10:30 a.m.; meditation, 3 p.m.; Yizkor
(Memorial Service), 4 p.m.; N'eilah
(Concluding Service), 5 p.m.
High Holiday services will be con-
ducted by interim Rabbi James L. Simon,
assisted by Cantorial Soloist Douglas
President Dr. Michael Raab and the
congregation continue to welcome every-
one to regular Sabbath services every
Friday at 8 p.m. at Fellowship Hall of the
Sanibel Congregational Church, 2050
Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. For further
information call 395-1432.4

Concert At First

Baptist Church
irst Baptist Church in downtown
Fort Myers will be hosting the
Living Proof Singers for a special
worship service Sunday, September
19. These young singers range in age
from 18 to 21 and are one of five sing-
ing teams headquartered in Knoxville,
Tennesse. They have recorded 10 CDs
and perform in over 400 churches
annually. The service begins at 10:30
a.m. and all are invited.
During the week these singers pres-
ent assembly programs in schools. Their
program called Six Pillars of Character,
Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility,
Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship will be
presented to over 1,250,000 students
during their tour this year.

come financial obstacles since 1983. NFT
provides fundraising expertise and advo-
cacy to transplant patients by organizing
fundraising campaigns in the patients'
own communities. In the past 27 years,
NFT has helped generate more than
$56 million to assist patients with their
NFT currently assists more than 1,000
transplant candidates and recipients
nationwide. For more information about
NFT, call 800-489-3863 or visit www.

The service will feature music from
Living Proof's most recent gospel album,
The Reason We Sing. Traditional songs
like How Great Thou Art, Great is Thy
Faithfulness, along with new songs like
That's What Grace is For and Total
Praise will be performed in contemporary
and exciting new arrangements.
Joseph Caulkins, minister of music
and worship, said, "We at First Baptist
are interested in bringing a wide variety
of music into our worship services. Every
week we strive to present something dif-
ferent. Inviting the Living Proof Singers
is an extension of our commitment to
bring good variety and quality music that
connects in a very meaningful way every
Pastor John Daugherty's message will
be Compassion or Complaining, based
on Luke Chapter 15 and Psalm 113.
First Baptist Church of Fort Myers is
one of the area's oldest churches and was
founded in 1892. The church is located
at 1735 Jackson Street in the down-
town River District. Services are offered
at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays with Bible
Study at 9 a.m., and at 6:30 p.m. on
For more information, call 334-7747
or visit firstbaptistfm.org.4

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Fall Fishing And
Cooler Water Just
Around Corner
by Capt.
Matt Mitchell
S" Tow that the
Labor Day
,' 1 holiday is
S over, things will
be nice and quiet
,-- again out on the
water for another
month or so. Labor
Day marks the end
of summer and the
cooler temperatures of fall should be just
around the corner. With fall comes cool-
er water and the kick-off of the annual
bait migration along with all the great
fishing opportunities it brings with it.
This next month or two will also offer
the last chance to get a tarpon until next
spring. Schools of bait can already be
found both gulfside and in the bay and
can offer great mixed bag action.
Snook and redfish action either came
easy or you really had to work at it this
week. Big morning high tides had me
thinking the mangrove redfish bite would
be on fire. I did catch some reds working
the trees but it was just one here, none
there and two there lots of shoreline
with only a few reds.
The big redfish of the week caught on
my boat measured 31 inches while man-
grove fishing in the mouth of the river.
Snook fishing in the passes was the most
consistent with lots of small male snook
making for good action. There were a


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This 31-inch redfish was caught in the mouth of the river last week

few bigger snook caught too, along with
some redfish and trout in the mix.
Generally, when redfish fishing this
time of year, if you find one, you catch
fish after fish. With our redfish just start-
ing to school up, redfish fishing should
be as good as it gets in this next month
or so. On calmer mornings I did spend
some time looking for the big schools of
reds out on the flats but had no success.
My best day fishing last week came in
the Blind Pass/Buck Key area. For three
straight hours we caught quality trout,
snook, redfish and even an 18-inch floun-
der on the strong falling tide while work-
ing the deeper channels. On the faster
moving water near the pass, we drifted
small live pinfish rigged with a large split
shot to keep the bait close to the bottom.
Soft plastic jigs worked best in the chan-

nels through the grass flats on the lower
stage of the tide.
Large schools of bait made for easy
fishing action just about anywhere in
the sound. Areas from Regla Island to
Demiere Key were really loaded. The bait
pods were easy to spot with feeding birds
and busting fish. Using the run and gun
method I kept anglers busy with trout,
Spanish mackerel, jacks and lots of lady-
fish while bouncing around with the birds.
This is a fun way to fish and a great way
to keep the rods bent. Small spoons and
jigs thrown into the breaking fish drew
hits every cast. Simply match the size of
the jigs, spoons or plugs with the size of
the baitfish.
After getting a report about great tri-
pletail action gulfside last week, I headed
out the next day, spending a few hours

running no-wake buoys along the beach.
I did catch one 10-pound tripletail in the
Knapp's Point area. After that I ran all
the way south to north Naples without
spotting another fish.
Tripletail have been showing up here
and there both bayside and gulfside
so keep your eyes open while running
When coming back from Naples I
stopped on a few of the Five-Mile Reefs,
catching some good sized mangrove
snapper along with many Spanish mack-
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 captmattmitchell@aol.com.0

Power Squadron
Boating Class
he Fort Myers Power Squadron
is gearing up for a fall season of
educational classes and day and
overnight cruises.
The following safe boating class is
open to the public. The five-week begins
on Tuesday, October 12 and will be held
on five consecutive Tuesdays with the last
class being on November 9. Classes will
begin at 6 p.m. and end around 8 p.m.
Each participant will receive a NASBLA
certificate and a state-issued ID card.
The course will cover many aspects of
safe boating, including navigation rules,
aids to navigation, equipment, govern-
ment regulations, boat handling, seaman-
ship skills and boating emergencies.
To pre-register, or for more informa-
tion, call Grant Esser at 945-6612 or
email at grantesser@comcast.net.0

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Sponsors Needed
For Regatta
The 45th annual Summerset
Regatta, hosted by the
Caloosahatchee Marching and
Chowder Society Sailing Club (CMCS)
is October 15 through 17. The race
attracts top sailors from Marco Island to
Tampa Bay and is the oldest continuous
regatta in Southwest Florida.
Traditionally, more than 50 boats from
the region participate in the Offshore
Sailing School Buoy Races on Saturday
and the West Marine Coastal Race held
off Fort Myers Beach on Sunday. The
Skippers Meeting is on Friday, October
15 and the awards dinner is on Sunday,
October 17.
CMCS counts on sponsorships to
help underwrite the event. More impor-
tantly, more than halfof any profits will
be donated to youth sailing clubs based
equally on the address of the sponsors
and the homeport of the participants.
Thousands of dollars were donated to
youth sailing last year alone.
Summerset Regatta Gold
Sponsors ($250) receive the follow-
ing benefits:
Individual or company names
are listed on the more than 200 event
T-shirts. Business logos and names will be
on the back; boat names on the sleeves.
A complimentary 100 percent cot-
ton T-shirt.
Any promotional items provided by

sponsors will be included in the 65 skip-
pers bags.
Individual and company sponsors
will be listed in the November CMCS
newsletter, Chowder Chatter, and linked
to the CMCS website for one year.
Sponsors' banners will be displayed
at some time during the event.
Summerset Regatta Gold
Sponsors ($100) receive the follow-
ing benefits:
Individual or company names
are listed on the more than 200 event
T-shirts. Business logos and names will be
on the back; boat names on the sleeves.
A complimentary 100 percent cot-
ton T-shirt.
Any promotional items provided by
sponsors will be included in the 65 skip-
pers bags.
Individual and company sponsors
will be listed in the November CMCS
newsletter Chowder Chatter.
Through member donations and spon-
sorships of last year's regatta, CMCS was
able to pay for 11 local students to attend
classes at the Edison Sailing Center this
To become a sponsor of the 45th
annual Summerset Regatta while support-
ing youth sailing, contact Steve Romaine,
vice commodore of CMCS and regatta
chairman, at 267-2538. The deadline for
sponsorships is September 20.
For more information about CMCS
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Discounts For
Local Residents
At Tarpon Bay
Tarpon Bay Explorers is offering
discounts on all rentals for local
residents during the month of
September. Paddle a kayak through the
mangrove tunnels, ride a bike through
the heart of the refuge on Wildlife
Drive, look for dolphins and manatees,
or go fishing on a pontoon boat in the
back bay waters of Tarpon Bay. For the
entire month of September, any Lee,
Charlotte, or Collier county resident,
with ID, will receive a 25 percent dis-
count on rentals of kayaks, canoes, bicy-
cles, pontoon boats, and fishing canoes.
These savings will more than offset the
toll cost for the Sanibel Causeway. Call
Tarpon Bay Explorers at 472-8900 for
more information or go to www.tarpon-

Wet Walk At
Six Mile Cypress
Slough Preserve
Immerse yourself in the Six Mile
Cypress Slough Preserve to help cel-
ebrate National Estuaries Day. Join
in for a unique look at the slough and
explore what makes this wetland so
important on Saturday, September 25
from 10 a.m. to noon.

Anyone age 12 and older can partici-
pate for $5 per person. Reservations are
required and must be made by either call-
ing 533-7440 or online at www.leeparks.
org. Wear clothes that can get wet (long
pants are recommended) and closed-toed
shoes that tie on your feet. Bring a towel,
a plastic bag for your wet clothes and a
complete change of clothes. Questions
can be directed to Heather Gienapp at
533-7556. This is your last opportunity
for a wet walk in the slough until next
Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve is at
7751 Penzance Crossing in Fort Myers.0

F orida State Beekeepers
Association's 90th annual
Convention & Business Meeting
will be held in Estero Community Park,
Estero, on Friday and Saturday, October
29 and 30.
Seminars and vendors will be in the
park recreation center and on the park
For more details, see http://swfbees.

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Plant Smart

Golden Dewdrop
by Gerri Reaves
B oth of golden dew-
drop's (Duranta
repens) common
names derive from two
striking ornamental fea-
Golden dewdrop refers
to the plant's clusters of
yellow fruit, and skyflower
refers to the tubular blue
In Florida, the fruit and
the five-lobed flowers exist
simultaneously on the
shrub, creating attractive
color contrasts amidst the
evergreen leaves.
There is debate as to
whether golden dewdrop
is a Florida native (perhaps
to the Keys), but there's no
dispute that it is a popu-
lar Florida-friendly plant.
Many varieties have been Golden dewdrop's fruit is a food source for birds
developed for the landscape
trade, including one with
white flowers.
It's a good choice for wildlife gardens, for the nectar attracts butterflies and hum-
mingbirds, and songbirds eat the fleshy fruit.
The twiggy and often thorny crown provides good cover for birds.
In the wild, this member of the verbena family grows mostly in dry coastal areas or
rocky or sandy habitat. Moderately drought-tolerant, it does best in full sun.
While it will tolerate nutrient-poor soil, richer soil will produce a taller and more
robust plant.
It usually confines itself to shrub size, but in favorable growing conditions can devel-
op into a small tree more than 15 feet tall.

S Fresh


Florida Mushrooms Stuffed With Feta And Spinach
8 ounces bacon slices
1 cup chopped onion
1 10-ounce package chopped frozen spinach, thawed, squeezed dry
4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled (about 3/4 cup)
4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
234 pounds button mushrooms stemmed, (about 48; each
about 11/2 inches diameter)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Cook bacon in heavy, large skillet
until crisp, about 8 minutes. Transfer bacon to paper towels to drain.
Coarsely crumble bacon. Discard all but /4 cup plus 2 teaspoons bacon
fat (adding olive oil if necessary to equal that amount).
Heat 2 teaspoons reserved bacon fat in heavy medium skillet over
medium heat. Add chopped onion and saute until tender, about 5 min-
utes. Transfer to medium bowl and cool; mix in bacon, spinach, feta,
cream cheese, and crushed red pepper. Season filling to taste with salt
and pepper.
Line 2 large rimmed baking sheets with foil. Toss mushrooms and
reserved i/4 cup bacon fat in large bowl to coat. Sprinkle mushrooms
with salt and pepper. Place mushrooms, rounded side down, in single
layer on prepared baking sheets. Bake mushrooms until centers fill with
liquid, about 25 minutes. Turn mushrooms over. Bake mushrooms until
brown and liquid evaporates, about 20 minutes longer. Turn mush-
rooms over again. Spoon 1 heaping teaspoon filling into each mush-
room cavity. (Filled mushrooms can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover
and refrigerate.)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Bake mushrooms until heated
through, about 10 minutes. Transfer mushrooms to platter and serve
Yield About 48
Look for Fresh from Florida ingredients at your grocery store.Q

Clusters of blue flowers inspire another common name, skyflower
photos by Gerri Reaves

It requires little maintenance except occasional pruning.
Propagate golden dewdrop with seeds or cuttings or by root division.
Caution: Golden dewdrop is poisonous if ingested. Take care when handling it, for
it has been known to cause dermatitis.
Sources: The Shrubs and Woody Vines of Florida by Gil Nelson and fs.fed.us.
Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create
a low-maintenance, drought-tolerant, hurricane- and pest-resistant South Florida

Florida Mushrooms Stuffed With Feta And Spinach


CROW Case Of The Week:

by Brian Johnson
n the late after-
noon of August
119, after CROW
student interns
Molly Taylor,
Tori Bauerman,
Brittany Stevens,
Ryan Bookstaff
and Helene Norton
had walked back to
their housing dor-
mitory at the end of the work day, they
received a call from staff member Nikki
Talianko, who was still at the hospital.
Talianko said they had just received a
call from a visitor at "Ding" Darling who
had spied an anhinga hanging upside
down in the mangroves. Could the stu-
dents head across the street for a rescue?
"Yeah, sure," Bookstaff said.
They hopped into the CROW van and
zipped onto Wildlife Drive, where they
soon encountered the finder, who pointed
to the anhinga. However, the students
tested the water, and found it to be over
five feet deep. Rather than wading into
alligator territory, they called a "Ding"
Darling official to request a kayak.
The refuge official, in turn, called man-
agement at Tarpon Bay Explorers to ask
for one of their kayaks. The students got
the green light, and drove down Sanibel-

Captiva Road to pick up the boat. It just
fit into the back of the van.
They returned to the scene, and
Taylor and Bauerman paddled to the bird.
They had a relatively easy time getting
the bird free, and Taylor held the anhinga
in her arms while Bauerman paddled
back to shore. They placed the anhinga
in a carrier and drove back to CROW.
"It was awesome," said Bookstaff,
who arrived June 18 at CROW and will
depart on September 13. "And it was the
coolest experience to see how you could
work with the other organizations on the
The 1.4-kilogram anhinga had a
laceration on the right side of his face,
bruising on his right wing and fishing
line wrapped tightly around his leg. Staff
gave him pain medication and fluids and
removed the rest of the line.
"He seemed quite happy to sit under
the heat lamp the rest of the evening,"
said Dr. Amber McNamara.
The swelling was worse in his wing
the next day, and he was reluctant to
put weight on his bad foot. Luckily, no
fractures were noted in either the affected
foot or wing.
The anhinga ignored the food offered
to him so on Day 3 staff had to force
feed him a finger mullet. They hoped this
might jump start his appetite, but during
his entire 11-day stay he did not eat a
single meal on his own.
"We tried live pinfish and live shrimp,
but he had no interest," said Dr. Amber.

"Anhingas can be persnicke-
ty, but this one was especially
They continued to force
feed him to keep up his
weight, and with herbs, pain
medication, and time, his inju-
ries gradually healed.
"On Day 11 I went to
reach for a bowl in his cage,
and he shot of out the cage,
raced through the clinic, and
tapped the front door," said
Dr. Amber. "He was ready
to go... so we sent him back
over to 'Ding' Darling, near
where he was found. He
jumped out of the box, dove
into the water, popped up,
and dove back down. He
was clearly happy to get back
CROW (Clinic for the
Rehabilitation of Wildlife,
Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife
hospital providing veterinary
care for native and migra-
tory wildlife from the Gulf
Coast of Florida. The hos-
pital accepts patients seven
days a week from 8 a.m. to
5 p.m. Mail donations to
PO Box 150, Sanibel, FL
33957. Call 472-3644 or

Celebration Of Life Funds

New Scholarship Initiatives

On December 5, 2009
the Alliance for the Arts
celebrated the life of
campus architect and former
board member Bruce Gora at A
Night to Remember. The event
featured an exhibition of Gora's
photography, highlighted his
architectural accomplishments
and honored his life-long
dedication to arts advocacy and
community volunteerism.
With the generous commu-
nity support generated for Bruce
Gora: A Night to Remember,
the Alliance for the Arts was
able to fund several new art
initiatives, on and off campus,
including a $25,000 photogra-
phy scholarship program and
concert series in Gora's name.
Alliance visitors will also notice a
permanent entrance-way plaque
remembering Gora and brand
new LED lights on the outdoor
amphitheater stage.
Improvements to the amphi-
theater stage were first revealed
at A Night to Remember during
a performance by Gora's former
band, The Juice. In 2011, the
greater community will have
the chance to hear the updated
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The Bruce T Gora Photography Scholarship will be distrusted each year, through
the Southwest Florida Community Foundation. Recipients must be juniors or seniors of
an accredited college or university in Florida, or applicable technical school in Florida,
with a fine arts major focusing in photography. Also, students must also have gradu-
ated from a high school in Lee, Collier, Hendry, Glades or Charlotte counties and have
a minimum 2.5 grade point average.
Just this past week, the Alliance held a special dedication reception for the Bruce
Gora plaque that will be a permanent memorial on campus. Friends of Bruce, donors
contributing $1,000 or more, were in attendance to close the book on one of the
Alliance's best attended and most memorable events.
Visit the Alliance to view and purchase photographs from the Bruce Gora
Barcelona Series. Photographs are $200 each, framed and include a certificate of
For more information about the Bruce T Gora Concert Series or to purchase tick-
ets contact the Alliance for the Arts at 939-2787 or visit www.ArtInLee.org.
To learn more about the Bruce T Gora Photography Scholarship contact the
Southwest Florida Community Foundation at 274-5900 or go to http://www.
floridacommunity.com. The Bruce Gora Fund is a fund of the Southwest Florida
Community Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.Q

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Broadway Palm
Songs include Alexander's Ragtime Band, Blue Skies, Steppin' Out With My
Baby, Puttin' on the Ritz, Say It Isn't So, How Deep Is The Ocean and a whole lot
more. One scene that really grabbed me involved a WWII soldier (David Piazza) long-
ingly singing White Christmas followed by Elizabeth Loos' rendition of God Bless
America sung in Kate Smith style. It was an emotional ending to the first act.
There are many standout performances including a silent movie pantomime, audi-
tions for a Summer Stock production of Annie Get Your Gun and the entire company
singing There's No Business Like Show Business. As the cast takes their bows to
well deserved applause you realize just how special this show is, how talented they all
are, and how good you feel for seeing it.
I Love A Piano plays through October 2 at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. For
tickets call 278-4422, visit www.BroadwayPalm.com or stop by the box office, 1380
Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. All tickets for this season opener are just $35 for
dinner and show.
By curtain's end you realize just how special this production is.M

Gora Concert Series. Performances include Jazz Violinist Doug Cameron; jazz, blues,
cabaret, soul, lounge and rock band Davina & The Vagabonds; and an encore perfor-
mance by jazz, blues and soul band The Juice.




Celebrate Tenth
( B,'T en years of musical
excellence," is the way
J Mastersingers Artistic direc-
tor, Jeff Faux describes the first
decade of The Fort Myers Symphonic
"The group started with just a few
singers but over the years focused on
quality programming and attracting expe-
rienced singers," Faux said, "and it has
paid off because today the Mastersingers
is 75 voices strong, on solid financial
ground and has a bright future in front
of it."
The coming season schedule is heavy
with performances beginning with the
popular Carmina Burana with the
Charlotte Symphony Orchestra in Punta
Gorda on November 6. The holidays
are busy with several Christmas perfor-
mances at various venues and highlighted
by a traditional performance of Messiah
and More at BIG ARTS on Sanibel on
December 5. Several choral concerts
at area churches will follow in January,
February and March, including The True
Story of Cinderella, a staged musical
parody of the popular fairy tale.
Two performances of the complete
Messiah on April 2 and 3 at First
Presbyterian Church in Bonita Springs
and Faith United Methodist Church in
Fort Myers, both with orchestra will offer

audiences a rare opportunity to hear the
oratorio in its entirety rather than just the
Christmas portion.
A Memorial Day concert at Bower
Chapel in Naples in May will be followed
by a performance of Mozart's immortal
Requiem with the Naples Philharmonic
Orchestra at the Naples Philharmonic
Center for the Arts on September 11,
2011, the 10th anniversary of the World
Trade Center disaster.
"We anticipate high audience response
to our season," said Jim George,
Mastersingers president. "We're grati-
fied that symphony orchestras in both
Port Charlotte and Naples have invited
us to perform with them. Our tenth

Denise Moore And Then Some To
Perform At SummerJazz On The Gulf
This year's SummerJazz on the Gulf concert series will conclude on Saturday,
September 18, with a free concert by Denise Moore and Then Some.
Conducted on The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club's picturesque Watkins
Lawn overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, the family-friendly concerts combine the
smooth sounds of jazz with beautiful gulf views, gorgeous sunsets over the water,
cool breezes, and a relaxing atmosphere. This marks the 25th consecutive year of
the popular concert series.
The concert is free and open to the public. It will be from 7 to 10 p.m., and there
will be parking just north of the hotel at Lowdermilk Park, with free parking provided
to those with a Naples beach sticker. Free trolley service running to and from the park
to the resort also will be available. Guests may bring lawn chairs or blankets for seat-
ing, but coolers are not permitted. The resort is located at 851 Gulf Shore Blvd. North
in Naples. Call (239) 261-2222 for more information and directions.

anniversary is a very special event for us.
During the past ten years we've gained
a significant audience in the community.
Coincidently, we've taken in a number
of new singers as we begin our second
The Mastersingers is comprised of
both professional and experienced ama-
teur singers from all over Southwest
The group will continue holding audi-
tions throughout September. Interested
singers may call 395-0496 for an
A full season schedule is posted on the
Mastersingers website at www.masters-

Classes And

At The Alliance
Take courses in pottery, photogra-
phy, graphic design, drawing and
painting; even learn how to sing at
the Alliance for the Arts. The adult and
youth class schedule for the 2010-11
season is online at www.ArtInLee.org
or call 939-2787 to request a copy by
mail. Registration is now open.
As the state designated arts agency
in Lee County, the Alliance serves com-
munity members with an opportunity to
explore their creativity and continue an
education in the arts. The goal for the
approaching season is to accommodate
artists and students of all mediums and
For over 30 years the Alliance has
offered a traditional range of painting,
drawing, acting and dance classes, among
others. New this year, the Alliance will
offer Adventures in Singing for Adults,
Exploratory Contemporary Poetry,
Healing Arts Classes, and Thinking
Creatively, European Cultures Travel
Survival Guide.
Step into the 21st century by learn-
ing the newest technology with Basics of
Selling on eBay, iPhone Workshops and
Introduction to Photoshop. Exercise your
mind, body and spirit by taking Creative
Journaling and Belly Dancing.

Alliance Offers
Solace For Vets

In Creative
s a new generation of soldiers
return from combat and are con-
fronted by the internal conflicts
brought on by the stress of war, the
military, mental health professionals and
artists at the Alliance for the Arts are
collaborating on ways to give "wounded
warriors" creative tools for processing
and expressing trauma.
A new class, Expressive Arts for
Military Personnel & Vets, with certified
arts therapist Reina Lombardi begins
September 8 and runs through March 2.
Sessions meet Wednesdays from 6 to 8
p,m, at the Alliance for the Arts, in Fort
Expressive Arts for Military Personnel
& Vets is part of the Alliance for the Art's
Gladys G. Land School of Art that offers
classes in all mediums including Youth
Visual & Performing Arts, Adult Painting,
Drawing & Mixed Media, Performing,
Literary, Exploratory, Photography,
Design & Web and Healing Arts.
The 2010-11 class and workshop
schedule is now available at the Alliance
for the Arts, on the corner of Colonial
and McGregor and online at www.
ArtInLee.org. '

Youngsters will also find a class to
feed their inner artist within this new
schedule. Jamie Golob, education director
said, "The Alliance is a place where we
encourage our youth to develop a strong
sense of the arts." New classes offered
include Adventures in Singing, Beginning
Teen Tap Dancing, Collage Journaling,
Create a Cartoon Kingdom, Pottery for
KIDS, Toy Making and True Story of the
Three Little Pigs.
There's a little something for everyone
in the workshop schedule. Ensure enroll-
ment in the class of your choice by sign-
ing up today.
The Alliance for the Arts is located at
10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south
of Colonial Boulevard.,

NARFE Meeting
he National Active and Retired
Federal Employees Association
(NARFE) South Lee County
chapter #1263 will meet on Thursday,
September 16 at 11:30 a.m. at the
International King Buffet, 9061 College
Parkway, Fort Myers.
The program will be a report from
the delegates who attended the national
convention last week in Grand Rapids,
For more information about the local
NARFE chapter, call 482-6713.5


Estates Foundation Announces Date
Change For 10th Anniversary Gala

Alan Mulally
The 10th anniversary Edison-Ford Winter Estates Foundation Gala has been
moved to Saturday, January 15.
Alan Mulally, president and CEO of Ford Motor Company will be the honored
guest speaker at the gala that was originally scheduled for November 5.
"Mr. Mulally is one of the most respected business leaders in the world today and
we felt it was important that people have the opportunity to hear from him and, there-
fore, a date change was warranted to keep that as part of the program," said Sam
Galloway Jr.
The event will be held on the historic grounds once owned by Thomas Edison and
Henry Ford located at 2350 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers and will celebrate the
innovative and inspirational spirit of these two pioneers who made Fort Myers their
winter home. The black tie fundraiser's goal is to support the preservation and restora-
tion of the estates.
Themed Inspiration for the Ages, the evening will start with a reception and dinner
on the grounds of the estates at 5:30 p.m. followed by live entertainment and dancing.
In line with the evening's theme, Mulally will discuss how innovation, communication,
passion and following the correct course of action can benefit today's culture and busi-
ness leaders.
Throughout his career, Mulally has been recognized for his contributions and
industry leadership, including being named one of the World's Most Influential People
by Time magazine in the 2009 Time 100 issue, Person of the Year for 2006 by
Aviation Week magazine and one of The Best Leaders of 2005 by BusinessWeek
magazine. Prior to joining Ford in September 2006, Mulally served as executive vice
president of The Boeing Company, and president and chief executive officer of Boeing
Commercial Airplanes. At Ford, Mulally has helmed a dramatic turnaround that has
revitalized the company's product lineup and boosted market share to its highest level
in decades, even as the auto industry has been stricken with recession stress.
The Southwest Florida Ford dealers, comprised of individually owned dealerships in
Lee, Charlotte, Collier and Hendry counties, have signed on as the presenting spon-
sors of the event.
Event and table sponsorships are now available ranging from $5,000 to $15,000.
Reserved tables for eight are available for $2,600. Individual tickets are subject to avail-
ability and available for $350 per person.
For more information about the gala, call 274-2377 or visit www.edisonfordfoun-

International Air Show
Slated For March 26-27
The dates for the 2011 Florida International Air Show have officially been
announced for March 26 and 27. The air show will feature exciting performers
and daredevil feats to delight the spectators. This is the 31st year that Charlotte
County has hosted the annual air show benefiting southwest Florida charities.
Being a sponsor is a great opportunity to reach thousands of residents and visitors
from Sarasota to Collier counties. Call Bucky McQueen at 941-626-9209 for more
The Florida International Air Show (FIAS) organization is a Florida not for profit
corporation and staffed entirely by volunteers. Its mission is to present a yearly air show
focused on providing wholesome family entertainment. It is educational for all attend-
ees in the areas of aviation and space, presents a forum for military and commercial
flight demonstrations, and offers a friendly environment for military recruiting. Income
from gate receipts, sponsors and other incomegenerating events contributes to produc-
ing each annual air show. Monies in excess of this requirement are distributed to local
working charities. Visit www.FloridaAirShow.com.0

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Local Writer And

Artist Create

Children's Book
he children's book, The Littlest
Elf: Marvin McGee and the
Candle of Fate, was created by
two Southwest Florida residents, Dave
Drotleff and Erin Snedeker.
First-time author, Erin Snedeker, 19,
is a second-year student at Edison State
College in Fort Myers, Florida. She ini-
tially wrote the Littlest Elf as a Christmas
present for her seven-year old brother.
Snedeker says she has always loved
writing and prefers to craft stories with
a positive teaching message. Born in
Naples, she graduated from Estero
High School in Fort Myers, teaches
piano lessons and comes from an artis-
tic family. Dad Andrew Snedeker plays
oboe and English horn with the Naples
Philharmonic Orchestra and her mother
Jeannie Snedeker teaches dance and
drama at Bonita Springs Elementary
School. Both parents encouraged
Snedeker to write and publish the book.
Also from Fort Myers, where he
has lived for 18 years, Dave Drotleff is
responsible for bringing the Littlest Elf to
life through his delightful sketches and
air-brushed images. "While I create and
design for all types of businesses," he
says, "my preferred style tends to lean
towards the whimsical, which is ideal for
children's books." This is his eighth chil-
dren's book; the others are out of print.
Through his design firm, Drotleff
Creative, his distinctive Disney-like
cartoon style is evident through many
local business logos including restau-
rants Nervous Nellies, Ugly's Waterfront
Bar, Island Cow, Matzaluna's, Captiva
Cantina, Jewelers and others. A graduate
of the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, he
has been creating art for his clients for
nearly three decades.
Early in his career, he served as art
director for the Sands Hotel Casino
and Trump's Castle Casino Resort in

FGCU Hosting

Russian Student
This fall, Florida Gulf Coast
University welcomed Polina
Silvander from Russia who is par-
ticipating in the U.S. Department of
State's Global Undergraduate Exchange
Program in Eurasia and Central Asia
(Global UGRAD).
FGCU's International Services
was awarded the opportunity to host
Silvander, who will enroll in environmen-
tal studies courses, participate in campus
activities and community programs, and
other typical American experiences to
learn more about this country.
The Global UGRAD program aims
to advance youth leadership and pro-
mote mutual understanding by providing
one year of non-degree U.S. study to
undergraduates from 12 countries of the
former Soviet Union. In addition to their
academic studies, Global UGRAD fel-
lows perform community service, explore
American traditions through the unique
Cultural Passport to America program,
and hold one-semester internships.
"I am very proud to have been accept-
ed at Florida Gulf Coast University," said

written for parents and children of all
ages, but is specifically geared for young
readers ages seven to 12. (Publisher's
website: http://www.strategicpublishing-
Drotleff and Snedeker are already
working on their next joint venture,
Strudell McDoogal and his Fabulous
Flugal, a children's book about a boy
who learns that it is okay to be yourself
and stand up for what you believe in.4


Supplies Provided

Atlantic City and has helped create cor-
porate identity packages, newsletters,
brochures and printed materials for busi-
nesses across the United States, including
Congress Jewelers of Sanibel Island.
Marvin McGee is the smallest elf at the
North Pole. Although he is eager to help,
his tiny stature prevents him from doing
all the important things that elves need
to do to get ready for Christmas. Despite
his petite size, Marvin has immense cour-
age and a huge heart, traits that he will
soon need. One day, trouble comes to
the North Pole. With everyone busy pre-
paring for Christmas, Marvin becomes
the only one who can save the day as his
small size enables him to rescue everyone

Silvander. "This is a new and modern
university where students have a possibil-
ity to study and cooperate with qualified
professors. I believe that FGCU is the
best university to study environmental
science. It is a great opportunity for me
to widen my knowledge about the U.S.
and its culture, compare the system of
education to the system in my native
country, and have a great experience of
communication and daily life. I hope my
stay at FGCU will help me to be an active
participant of community life and provide
a perfect milieu for culture exchange
experience," she said.
The Global UGRAD program is highly
competitive, averages over 3,000 appli-
cations per year with a five percent rate
of acceptance and is administered by
the International Research & Exchanges
Board (IREX). Since 1992, nearly 4,000
participants have completed the program,
increasing diversity on over 140 cam-
puses throughout the United States.
Silvander is available to speak to com-
munity groups.
For more information, contact
Timothy Gjini, assistant director for
FGCU International Services, at 590-

at the North Pole. In the end, Marvin
realizes that although he is small, he can
still do great things.
The Littlest Elf is available online at
www.barnesandnobel.com as well as
www.amazon.com. Check for it with
local bookstores during the upcoming
Christmas holiday season. The story was

FGCU Alumni

Board Elects

New Members
lorida Gulf Coast University Alumni
Association announced its new
incoming board members for
Angela Bell, '08, is the public relations
coordinator for Gravina, Smith, Matte &
Arnold Marketing and Public Relations.
She is involved with the FGCU Resort &
Hospitality program's Wanderlust event.
Jennifer Crabill, '03, is the assistant
director of Procurement Services at
FGCU. She currently serves as the sec-
retary for the Staff Advisory Council at
Suzanne DeCopain, '04, is the
assistant state attorney for the State
Attorney's Office, 20th Judicial Circuit.
She has served as a mentor for the
FGCU law reception for both alumni and
current students.
Jonathan Forbes, '08, is a staff
accountant for Wiebel, Hennells and
Carufe, PA in Bonita Springs, and is a
member of the Bonita Springs Rotary
Marie Hebert, '07, is the compliance
supervisor and event planner for the
Department of Campus Reservations at
FGCU. She is involved with numerous
community organizations, including the
American Red Cross and the American
Heart Association.


F orida students gearing up for anoth-
er academic year have received more
than $40,000 in back-to-school sup-
plies as part of the SmartStart4Kids cam-
paign. Some of it came from insurance
agents in Fort Myers.
The campaign is a month-long, state-
wide back-to-school project of the Florida
Association of Insurance Agents (FAIA)
and involves dozens of members of the
Young Agents Council. More than 50
insurance agencies collected supplies
including pens, pencils, paper, backpacks
and back-to-school clothing, which were
donated to local area nonprofit organiza-
Local insurance agencies in 11 differ-
ent regions across the state teamed up
to collect school supplies at their offices.
The program has benefited hundreds of
children, giving them a "SmartStart" back
to school.
In Fort Myers, Young Agents Council
members donated $3,000 in school
supplies to Big Brothers Big Sisters of
Southwest of Florida.4

Rhonda Holtzclaw, '08, is the coor-
dinator for Environmental Health and
Safety at FGCU. Rhonda is an inaugural
staff member and has been with FGCU
since 1997.
Stefanie Ink, '08, is a financial advi-
sor for the Alliance Financial Group. She
is dedicated to serving the community
through the Southwest Florida Museum
of History, Love That Dress, and assisting
in the organization of the 2010 Cattle
Barons Ball.
Jennifer Laderer, '02, is the direc-
tor of strategic marketing for Bonita
Bay Group. She serves the community
through her board involvement with
Junior Achievement.
Michael Nachef, '10, is the legislative
assistant to Senator Garrett Richter. As
a student at FGCU, he served in various
leadership capacities with numerous orga-
nizations including Student Government.
CJ Reed, '08, is an account executive
for Gartner and has continued to stay
involved with FGCU through his involve-
ment with the Sigma Phi Epsilon frater-
nity on campus.
In addition, five board members have
been selected for additional terms. They
are: Marc Devisse, Amanda Fortuna,
John Kollar, Brad Phelps and Mathew
The FGCU Alumni Association is
committed to building enduring relation-
ships between alumni and the university
community through enriching programs,
pride, achievement, and the encourage-
ment of alumni involvement.4


Gator Season Kicks Off At The Edison

Watch the Gators on the mega outdoor screen while practicing your putting
Gator football season kicked off with a huge party at The Edison Restaurant &
Bar. Local University of Florida alumni and fans packed the house to show
off their Gator spirit. The restaurant will continue to support Gator fans by
hosting Get Your Gator On every Saturday throughout the football season. Games will
be featured on the big screens, along with drinks, food, live entertainment, fun and

The Edison may be the only place in Florida where Gator and Bears can live in harmony

The Edison's Chandelier Bar is a sports fan's dream with numerous large plasma
TVs. Kick back inside the cool comfort of the bar or step outside and watch the game
on the Edison's patio overlooking the Fort Myers Golf Course.
Don't forget to eat something while you are sipping Swamp Juice. The Edison
offers a full rage of appetizers, sandwiches, pizzas, and home-style comfort food. Stick
around after the game for a three-course prime rib dinner for only $21.95 from 6 to
9 p.m.
The Edison Restaurant & Bar is open seven days a week for lunch, dinner and
cocktails. It is located at 3583 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers. Call 936-9348 or go
to www.edisonfl.com..

Sip Swamp Juice and grab a bite to eat on the patio overlooking the historic Fort Myers Country Club or slip inside The Edison's Chandelier Sports Bar for live entertainment

Hospitality Employees

Honored By County

by Anne Mitchell
even Lee County employees in
the hospitality industry received
Elaine McLaughlin Outstanding
Hospitality Service Awards for out-
standing customer service. They were
chosen from a record 371 nominations
from across America and from Ireland,
Germany and Norway.
Named for former Lee County VCB
Executive Director Elaine McLaughlin,

the E Awards now in their 10th year
- reflect her belief that outstanding cus-
tomer service is one of the cornerstones
of success for all businesses.
One of the winners may have saved
a life.
Chosen as Person of Distinction,
Ernesto Anaya, Sanibel Harbour Marriott
Resort & Spa, Punta Rassa, acted quickly
when he learned that a guest was in dia-
betic distress. A diabetic himself, Araya

administered soda and orange juice to
raise the guest's blood sugar and prevent
the guest from going into a life-threaten-
ing diabetic coma.
Other E Award winners:
Winner: Sylvester Jennings, South
Seas Island Resort, Captiva
Honorable mention: Janeen Costello,
Country Inn & Suites, Sanibel Gateway;
Bob Fodor, Beachview Cottages; Bill
McAdams, South Seas Island Resort
Winner: Maryann Brown, Edison &
Ford Winter Estates, Fort Myers

Honorable Mention: Manfred Dangel,
Everglades Day Safari; Wendy Erler-
Schnapp, Tarpon Bay Explorers, Sanibel;
Tim Monahan, Tarpon Bay Explorers
Good Samaritan
Winner: Karen Barker, Sandalfoot
Condominums, Sanibel
Winner: Marcos DeAraujo, Shiny
Objects, Sanibel
Honorable mention: Leslie Fellner,
Traders Store & Cafe, Sanibel;
Dominique Kuhn, Sanibel Harbour
Marriott Resort & Spa, Punta Rassa.4


Red Sox Donate
To Help Local
Students In Need
The Multicultural Centre of
Southwest Florida announced that
300 Lee County students in need
received support thanks to the gener-
ous donation made by the Boston Red
Sox Foundation. Katie Haas, director of
Florida business operations for the Red
Sox, presented Leonardo Garcia, the
co-founder of The Multicultural Centre
of Southwest Florida, with a check
for $3,000 to adopt 300 students in
need and provide them each with new
backpacks and school supplies for the
upcoming school year.
"After meeting with event organiz-
ers for the 2010 Multicultural Centre of
Southwest Florida's BIG Backpack Event,
and learning the true need of school
students in Lee County, the Red Sox
Foundation is pleased to help support the
efforts of the organization to provide new
backpacks and school supplies that allow
all students an opportunity to go back to
school with confidence and pride," said
These 300 students received free
backpacks, school supplies, and other
giveaways at the 11th annual BIG
Backpack Event that was held at
Harborside Event Center on August 1,
thanks to the support of the Red Sox
Foundation. In all, almost 2,200 students
in need received support at this year's
event, including free hair cuts and eye
exams for back-to-school.

Katie Haas of the Red Sox Foundation (second from the left), presented a check to
Nathan Shaw (left), Connie Ramos-Williams and Leonardo Garcia of The Multicultural
Centre of Southwest Florida

Inaugural Golf
Outing To Benefit
Food Bank
he inaugural Golfing for Charity
event is being offered by Servpro,
a fire and water cleanup and res-
toration company, to benefit the Harry
Chapin Food Bank. The tournament,
to be held Friday, October 15 at West
Bay Club in Estero, will provide both
financial support and food items for the
food bank.

The cost for each player is $85 and
includes cart and green fees, two bev-
erages on the course, and the Score
Board Party following the tournament.
Registration will begin at 8 a.m., with a
shotgun start at 9 a.m.
Nonperishable food items will also
be collected prior to the tournament.
Sponsorships are available.
Registration and payment may be
made by sending checks, payable to
SERVPRO of Collier County/Ft Myers
South, 5605 2nd St W, Lehigh Acres, FL
33917. Additional information or pay-
ment by credit card is available by con-
tacting Shannon at 430-9300.0

Golf Tournament
To Benefit CREW
he CREW Land & Water Trust
will hold the CREW/Stanley Hole
Golf Tournament on October
29 at the Old Corkscrew Golf Club,
17320 Corkscrew Road, Estero. All
proceeds benefit CREW's environmental
education programs. Entry fee is $100
per player or $500 for a sponsorship
(includes a foursome).
Tournament sponsors include Hole
Montes, Inc., the Everglades Golf Course
Superintendents Association, and Dr.
Charles M. and Mrs.Linda Cheng Karpas.
For information call 657-2253; to regis-
ter, call 513-8016.
The CREW Marsh Hiking Trails and
the CREW Cypress Dome Hiking Trails
are open to the public from sunrise to
sunset every day. Trail maps and a self
guided trail brochure are available at the
The CREW Land & Water Trust,
a nonprofit organization formed in
1989, is dedicated to the preservation
and stewardship of the water resources
and natural communities in and around
the Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem
Watershed (CREW).
For more information on the organiza-
tion or the trails, visit www.crewtrust.org
or phone 2657-2253.0

The Other Mauer, Jake,
Also Has Bright Future In The
Minnesota Twins Organization
by Ed Frank
H e'll never earn the money of his
famous younger sibling. And he'll
never grab the headlines, the
attention or the endorsements of young-
er brother Joe.
But this other Mauer, Jake Mauer, has
quickly shown the intelligence, the leader-
ship and the baseball savvy to move up
the managerial ranks in the Minnesota
Twins organization.
No doubt the eight-year $184-million
contract Joe Mauer signed earlier this year
with the Twins is enough money to go around for all the Mauer
family. However, in an interview with the Island Sun and The
River Weekly earlier this year, Mauer didn't hide his ambition Jake Mauer
to some day wear the Major League uniform of the Twins as
coach or manager.
His performance this season as first-year manager of the Fort Myers Miracle base-
ball team certainly didn't hurt those ambitions.
Despite a revolving door of players that included 105 personnel moves through the
recently-concluded 2010 season, Mauer's Miracle came within a whisker of winning
the Florida State League South Division Championship in the second half, finishing
just one game behind the Bradenton Marauders.
More important, however, was the coaching and instruction he provided his players
as evidenced by the dozens of promotions from his Single A Miracle to Double A and
Triple A baseball.
Take the case of right-handed pitcher Kyle Gibson, the Twins 2009 first-round
draft selection (22nd overall pick) who started this season with the Miracle. Baseball
America, the Bible of professional baseball, ranked the big fireballer the third best
prospect in the entire Twins organization.

After going 4-1 with the Miracle, he moved up to Double A New Britain and then
to Triple A Rochester, just one notch below the Majors. Few prospects advance that
quickly in one season. When the season ended Gibson had a combined record of 11-6
and a sparkling ERA of just 1.72.
Jake Mauer took over as Miracle manager this year after two successful seasons as
manager of the rookie level Gulf Coast Twins where he posted a 69-42 record taking
the Golf Coast Twins to the playoffs both years.
The likeable Mauer didn't have an easy start this year as the Miracle went 28-42 in
the first half. But it was far different in the second-half.
His team was 16-5 down the stretch including a 12-2 victory over St. Lucie in the
season's finale to finish 36-32 in the second half, just one game behind South Division
champ Bradenton.
There was a local angle in that final game as closer Zach See from Estero pitched
the final four scoreless innings in his Miracle debut.
We'll close out the Miracle reporting for the season with an update on pitcher Alex
Wimmers, this year's first-round draft pick of the Twins. He didn't come to terms with
the Twins until mid-August and was immediately assigned to Maurer's Miracle.
In three late-season starts, Wimmers, the Big Ten pitcher of the year in 2009 and
2010, hurled nearly untouchable baseball.
Starting Sunday's season's final game, he was outstanding, striking out nine batters
in five innings for the win. He extended his hitless inning streak to 10-2/3 innings. In
his short Miracle career, he gave up just one earned run in 15-2/3 innings, allowing
six hits and striking out 23 to end the season at 2-0.
It's doubtful whether we will see Wimmers in a Miracle uniform next season as he is
likely to move up to at least Double A New Britain.
We'll guess that Jake Mauer will probably return next spring for another year at the
helm of the Miracle. But don't be surprised to see him also advance up the managing
Everblades Open Hockey Training Camp October 2
The hockey season will soon be upon us as the Florida Everblades of the ECHL
open training camp October 2.
Preseason games are scheduled October 8 and 9 at Germain Arena against the
Greenville Road Warriors, a new league entry. The Johnston Chiefs relocated to
Greenville after last season.
The Everblades recently announced the signing of forwards Mathieu Roy and
Brennan Sarazin. Roy will return to the Everblades for his third season having posted
26 points last season, 13 goals and 13 assists.
Sarazin spent last season playing in France for Strasbourg.M

Financial Focus
Celebrate Grandparents Day
By Investing In Your

Grandchildren's Future
by Jennifer Basey
N national Grandparents Day is September 12. If you're a
grandparent, this day is meant to honor you but you can
also celebrate by investing in your grandchildren's future.
Of course, much of their future success may depend on their
ability to receive a college education, but college is expensive.
In fact, according to the College Board, for the 2009-10 school
year, the average cost (tuition, fees, room and board) for an in-
state student for one year at a public, four-year school was more
than $15,000, while a student at a private, four-year school paid,
on average, more than $35,000. Furthermore, in recent years,
college costs have risen considerably faster than the general infla-
tion rate, so if your grandchildren are still quite young, their college bills may easily
eclipse the numbers shown above.
Fortunately, if you want to help your grandchildren pay for college, you have some
good savings vehicles to choose from, including the following:
529 savings plan A 529 savings plan allows you to put money in specific invest-
ments, managed by an investment professional. You can gift $13,000 per year to
each grandchild without incurring gift taxes. All withdrawals from a 529 savings plan
will be free from federal income taxes, as long as the money is used for the benefi-
ciary's qualified college or graduate school expenses. (Withdrawals for expenses other
than qualified education expenditures may be subject to federal and state taxes, plus a
10 percent penalty.) Also, if you participate in your own state's 529 savings plan, your
contributions may be eligible for a state tax deduction or credit.
Coverdell Education Savings Account Depending on your income level, you can
contribute up to $2,000 annually to a Coverdell Education Savings Account (ESA).
(Unless extended by new legislation, however, this contribution limit will fall to $500
per year, beginning in 2011.) Coverdell earnings and withdrawals are tax-free, provid-
ed the beneficiary uses the money for qualified education expenses. Any nonqualified
withdrawals from a Coverdell ESA may be subject to federal and state taxes, plus a 10
percent penalty.
Zero coupon bonds When you purchase a zero coupon bond, it is priced at a
discount to its principal, or face, value. You receive the principal value when the bond
matures. You could purchase a zero coupon bond that matures when your grand-
child is ready to go to college and you'll know exactly how much you'll be getting.
Although you won't be receiving regular interest payments throughout the life of the
zero coupon bond, as you would for a typical bond, you'll still be liable for the taxes
on this interest. But by putting the bond in your grandchild's name, the interest will be
taxable at his or her tax rate, which will likely be much lower than yours. Before pur-
chasing or titling a zero coupon bond, though, consult with your tax advisor.

By making any of these gifts to your grandchildren, you will remind them, once
again, of how lucky they are to have grandparents which is, after all, the true mean-
ing of Grandparents Day.
Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jen-
nifer. basey@edwardjones.com.M

Acquires Fort
Myers Company
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
Publishing Company has
acquired Impact Education, the
Fort Myers-based provider of educa-
tional software and classroom support,
and merged its operations with HMH's
SkillsTutor division. Adam Hall, who
served as president and CEO of Impact
Education since 2007, has been named
president of SkillsTutor. Houghton
Mifflin Harcourt is the world's larg-
est publisher of educational materials
for pre-kindergarten through grade 12
Impact Education recently launched
SkillsTutor Mobile, a learning application
that delivers K through 12 educational
content in reading, math, language arts
and science on students' mobile devices,
including the iPhone and iTouch. Earlier
this summer, SkillsTutor Mobile earned
the Innovation Incubator Program
Award for Most Likely to Succeed in the
Education Market from The Software &
Information Industry Association.
"As the award predicts, our new
partnership with Impact Education will
increase SkillsTutor's success by enhanc-
ing its learning opportunities in ways that
appeal to today's students, while acceler-
ating the integration of technology within
and outside classrooms," HMH Chief
Executive Officer Barry O'Callaghan
said. "On a broader scale, this partner-
ship brings together Impact Education's

remarkably successful professional
development practices, data reporting
and analysis with our own best-in-class
content and platform functionality. This
integration, combined with our growing
customer base, bodes well for our market
performance over the next several years.
"Our acquisition of Impact Education
was made possible through HMM's $300
million investment in new growth and
innovation. It serves as an example of our
commitment to introduce cutting-edge
solutions to meet the needs of teach-
ers, students, parents and consumers to
improve education globally," O'Callaghan
Impact Education was founded in
2000 as an educational consulting
company that partnered with school
districts to improve student learning
using educational software to assess K
through 12 student performance, train
educators, analyze data and document
results. SkillsTutor, which was acquired by
HMH in 2006, provides educators with
scientifically based content that is easily
integrated into curriculum to help kin-
dergarten through adult learners master
essential skills.
Boston-based Houghton Mifflin
Harcourt Publishing Company publishes
a comprehensive set of educational solu-
tions, including research-based textbook
programs, instructional technology and
standards-based assessments for students
and educators. The company also pub-
lishes an extensive line of reference works
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O'Donnell Named
United Way Campaign Chair
Patricia O'Donnell, an owner of O'Donnell Landscapes, Inc., and a United
Way board member has been named 2010-2011 United Way campaign
chair. As the volunteer campaign chair, O'Donnell will lead the campaign
that includes thousands of volunteers working to meet the $8,024,330 fundrais-
ing goal.
"I feel greatly honored to be selected as the United Way campaign chair. It is a
big responsibility that I take on gladly and with enthusiasm because I believe in the
United Way and what it does to strengthen our community," said O'Donnell.
O'Donnell received her BS degree in biology from Thomas More College,
Fordham University in 1973. She and her husband, Al, live in Estero. They have
three children.
"Our United Way has met its fundraising goals year after year, even during
the difficult economic times of the past two years. While there are some signs of
improvement in the economy, the needs of our neighbors have not lessened and
may have increased.
"It is time to look within once again and to ask each other and ourselves, 'How
do I live united?' Do I give what I can? Do I advocate for those in our community
who are in need? Do I volunteer for agencies doing things that both make me feel
good and that also helps those agencies? What else can I do to truly live united?'
"Please ask yourself these questions, and then join with me in helping our friends
and neighbors get back on their feet again and improve their lives. That's how we
can Live United!"
For more information call United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades at 433-2000
or visit www.unitedwaylee.org.


he City of Fort Myers will be
inspecting the drainage system
on McGregor Boulevard starting
September 7 until October 1 from 9 a.m.
to 7p.m. daily.
Lane closures will be kept to a mini-
mum, but delays are anticipated.
Residents are encouraged to be alert
for lane shifts or closures. The work will
be completed through a moving opera-
tion throughout the limits of the project.
The city council on August 2, voted to
conduct a thorough investigation of the
drainage system to determine the source
of failures.
If you have any questions call Public
Works Project Manager Melanie Grigsby
at 321-7446.M

Patricia O'Donnell

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Local Financial
Advisor Attends

Scott White

.Scott White of Scott White
Advisors was selected to partici-
pate in a recent wealth manage-
ment workshop for financial advisors in
Greensboro, Georgia. The conference
was sponsored by Raymond James
Financial Services and included sessions
on client services and practice manage-

White was named to the Raymond
James Financial Services Executive
Council in recognition of outstanding cli-
ent service and exemplary professional
growth. Membership is based mainly on
assets under management, education,
credentials and fiscal-year production.
Requalification is required annually.
White is a certified financial planner, a
chartered financial consultant, a chartered
life underwriter, and holds a master's
degree in business administration. He
is president of Scott White Advisors, an
independent Fort Myers wealth manage-
ment firm that specializes in meeting the
comprehensive financial and estate needs
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Breast Cancer Awareness Expo
rr Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Empowered Network and 88.7 Way FM
are sponsoring the 3rd annual Live Life Well Expo on Tuesday, October 5
from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Three Oaks Banquet Center in south Fort Myers. This
family friendly community event will feature dozens of local organizations, offering
massages, health screenings, facials, mammography, entertainment, jewelry and
give-aways to raise money for local breast cancer awareness and non-profit organi-
zation, Partners in Breast Cancer Care.
Event goers can visit the Live Life Well Expo to take part in the fun and enjoy a day
of pampering for a good cause. Dozens of local businesses will be on hand providing
services, discounts and valuable information. There will be the opportunity to win great
prizes by offering a donation for the cause at the door.
"Breast cancer is one of the top 10 causes of death for women in the United
States," said Joann Frazier, president, Empowered Network. "For this reason, the
Empowered Network created the Live Life Well Expo to encourage healthy living and
support for those affected by this terrible disease."
Vendor and sponsor opportunities are still available by calling 233-4114.0

Hospital Board Candidates Are
To Appear At Republican Forum
Candidates for the board of directors for Lee Memorial Health System are
scheduled to participate in a forum of the Fort Myers Republican Women's
Club Federated on Tuesday, September 21.
Invited to participate are Richard Akin and Nancy McGovern, District #2; Gary
Eidson, Chris Hansen, Fran T Larosa, John C. Lawlor, and Dawson C. McDaniel,
District #4; and Donald A. Brown, Tyler Dupuy, and Bill Silverman, District #5. A
question-and-answer session will follow their prepared comments.
The public is invited to attend the monthly luncheon and the candidate forum being
held at The Helm Club, The Landings, South Fort Myers. A social hour begins at
11:30 a.m. The noon lunch, business meeting, and candidate forum follow. The cost
for the luncheon is $16. Reservations are required by Thursday, September 16, and
may be made by contacting Tina Laurie, 489-4701.
The Fort Myers Republican Women's Club is affiliated with the Florida Federation
of Republican Women and the National Federation of Republican Women. Additional
information about the club may be obtained by contacting the past president, Marilyn
Stout, at 549-5629.0

National Falls
Prevention Day:
Local Seminars
L ee County will mark National Falls
Prevention Day with local semi-
Lee County continues to lead the state
in death rates due to falls among coun-
ties with over 250,000 people, according
to the newest statewide statistics. Last
year, 94 people in Lee County died from
falls, which remain the leading cause of
accidental deaths in the county. In rec-
ognition of the National Fall Prevention
Awareness Day on September 23 and
National Balance Awareness Week
September 20-24, members of the Step
WiseLee program and the Lee County
Injury Prevention Coalition are offering
free educational programs to provide tips
for preventing falls and improving bal-
The following free educational pro-
grams begin at noon at The Balance
Clinic at Lee Center for Rehabilitation &
Wellness, located at 2070 Carrell Road
in Fort Myers. Space is limited. Call 418-
2000 to register.
Monday, September 20 Better
Balance Learn about factors affecting
balance and ways to test and improve
your own balance skills.
Thursday, September 23 Farewell
to Falls Learn about the most effective

ways to minimize the risk of falls and how
to get help after a fall.
Friday, September 24 -
Demystifying Dizziness Learn about the
different types of dizziness, how to discuss
your dizziness symptoms with your health
care providers and how therapy can help.
In addition, members of the Step
WiseLee program will be at Dunbar High
School, 3800 East Edison Avenue in Fort
Myers for a free seminar on Saturday,
September 25, 8 a.m. to noon. Experts
will present information on preventing
falls in the home and community.
Because of the high death rate, a
campaign to prevent falls, appropriately
named Step WiseLee, was launched in
September 2009. The initiative calls
on local health care agencies, residents,
family and friends to work together to
prevent falls and fall-related injuries and
deaths in Lee County. In addition to the
Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition,
members of the Step WiseLee partner-
ship include the Area Agency on Aging
for Southwest Florida, Lee County Health
Department, Lee County Public Safety -
EMS and Lee Memorial Health System.
According to the Centers for Disease
Control (CDC), falls occur more often in
senior adults and are the leading cause
of injury deaths in persons over 65 years
of age. However, falls are not a normal,
natural part of aging.
The CDC suggests the following key
steps to reduce the risk of falls:
Begin a regular exercise program

Make homes safer by clearing walk-
ways and hallways
Get annual vision check-ups
Have your health provider review
your medications
To schedule a guest speaker, send a
request to info@stepwiselee.com. For
more information on how to prevent falls
and fall-related injuries and deaths, visit

Strength Training
And Karate In
North Fort Myers
afely build muscles and tone your
body through a variety of tech-
niques and stretches in a one-hour
class that will teach basic techniques such
as squats, lunges, bicep curls and push-
Classes are at the North Fort Myers
Community Center on Tuesdays and
Thursday from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m.
They are designed to improve muscle
mass, bone density and metabolism with
simple exercises that yield big results.
Bring your own hand weights (ankle
weights if desired) Classes are for a maxi-
mum of 12 people. Cost is $28 a month.
The North Fort Myers Community
Center is behind the library at 2021
North Tamiami Trail.
Also starting in September is
Traditional Karate with Sensei Brian

Robinson, for children and adults; $60
per month (12 classes per month). The
program is designed to provide each child
with the necessary basic motor skills and
many other exercises that will put them a
step ahead, improving flexibility, coordi-
nation, balance, focus,and strength.
Classes are Monday, Wednesday and
Friday, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Call Christine at 652-4512 for
more information. Register online with
leeparks.org or call 533-7440.0

Free Balance
Unintentional falls are the lead-
ing cause of death due to injury
among Florida residents ages 65
years and older and the fourth leading
cause of death due to injury overall.
Attend a free balance screening to
find out if you are at risk and what you
can do to improve your balance. The
clinic will be held September 14, 10
a.m. to 1 p.m., at The Balance Clinic at
Lee Center for Rehab & Wellness, 2070
Carrell Road, Fort Myers.
At The Balance Clinic, every client
receives a comprehensive balance and
vestibular evaluation by a specialty-
trained, licensed physical therapist. The
goal is to improve self-confidence and
self-reliance in mobility skills.
Space is limited. Call to make your
reservation, 418-2000.5

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Reduce Your
Stress, Enhance
Your Health
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
(MBSR) is now being offered
in Fort Myers and Cape Coral.
MBSR is an internationally recognized
stress reduction program using medita-
tion and gentle stretching to cultivate
awareness, reduce stress, and improve
health and well-being. Dr. Jon Kabat-
Zinn and colleagues at the University of
Massachusetts Medical School's Stress
Reduction Clinic developed the MBSR
program over 30 years ago. It is utilized
by healthcare professionals in hundreds
of hospitals, clinics, and academic medi-
cal centers in the USA and throughout
the world. Extensive scientific research
at major universities has demonstrated
the long-term health benefits of a regular
mindfulness practice.
The eight-week MBSR program is
offered throughout the year in both Fort
Myers and Cape Coral by Hearts' Path
to Mindful Living, Inc. It is based on the
ancient practice of mindfulness which is
about waking up, being fully alive, and
being present to the richness of each
moment, wherein we gain access to our
deepest inner resources for living, heal-
ing, and coping with stress.
The program includes a free orienta-
tion, eight weekly sessions of two and a
half to three hours, and one all day ses-
sion. All Hearts' Path teachers have been
trained in the delivery of MBSR programs
through the University of Massachusetts
Medical Center's Center for Mindfulness.
Financial assistance and payment plans
are available.
The Wellness Center of Cape Coral,
609 SE 13th Court, will hold orientation
on Tuesday, September 14 at 7 p.m.
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Reduce Stress
Classes run Tuesdays, September 21
through November 9, beginning at 6
p.m. One all day session will be held on
Saturday, October 30, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Rehabilitation and Wellness of
Fort Myers, 2070 Carrell Road, will hold
orientation on Wednesday, September
8, at 6 p.m. Classes will be held on
Wednesday, September 22 to November
10, beginning at 6 p.m. One all day ses-
sion will be held Saturday, October 30, 9
a.m. to 4 p.m.
To register call Sylvia at 768-1458;
Mary at 277-0646, ext. 2; or Madeline at

Safety Program
For Alzheimer's
The Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimer's
Resource Center offers a safety
program for Alzheimer's caregiv-
ers in Lee County. The program was
created to provide caregivers tools

to implement an emergency plan to
prevent crises. Each program packet
includes an emergency plan kit and an
identification bracelet for the memory-
impaired person.
Emergency workers who go to rescue
the caregiver may not know a memory-
impaired adult resides in the home may
leave the person with Alzheimer's alone
when they take the caregiver to the hos-
The Safety Program Universal Symbol
hangs on the front of the home's refriger-
ator. The corresponding packet of forms,
which contain important emergency
contacts and care instructions provided
by the caregiver, are located inside the
The Dubin Alzheimer's Resource
Center caring staff works closely with
local law enforcement and emergency
workers throughout Lee County to help
train them on how the safety program
can assist them when they respond to an
emergency involving the caregiver of an
individual with memory loss.
The packet is provided at no charge,
through grants from the Southwest
Florida Community Foundation, Gulf

Harbour Memorial Foundation, Lee
County Medical Society Alliance, and the
Cape Coral Community Foundation.
The safety program also stresses the
importance of having an identification
bracelet for individuals with memory loss
to wear at all times. Identification brace-
lets help local law enforcement identify
individuals who are separated from their
caregivers and are unable to find their
way home or even tell someone where
they live due to memory impairment.
Each bracelet or necklace is engraved
with the person's first name or nickname,
a code number which matches their
application number, the words "memory-
impaired" and the phone number for the
Lee County Sheriff's Office.
Both the center and the sheriff's office
maintain records of enrolled persons'
application numbers and identifying infor-
mation. The Dubin Alzheimer's Resource
Center's office is located at 10051
McGregor Boulevard, Suite 101 in Fort
Myers. For more information about the
safety program, or to find out more about
the services offered, call 437-3007.0

Autism Screening
he Children's Hospital of Southwest
Florida, in partnership with the
Ronald McDonald House Charities
of Southwest Florida, offers a free
monthly autism spectrum disorder
screening for toddlers 18 months to five
years of age.
The next screening will be held
September 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
in the HealthPark Medical Center's Child
Development Center located at 16150
Rose Rush Court, Fort Myers.
Medical consultants for the project
stress that an early diagnosis can make a
vast difference for toddlers and their fami-
The ASD screening is conducted by the
Neurosciences Center at The Children's
Hospital, under the guidance of pediatric
neurologist Jose Colon, MD, MPH, and
pediatric psychiatrist Marianne Krouk, DO.
The screenings are administered by an
Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner,
who has extensive training and experience
in typical child development and develop-
mental disorders.
A physician referral is not required. To
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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Careful,
Lamb. Taking on too many tasks at one time
can cause you to create more snarls each time
you try to work your way through the tangled
mass. Best to handle one job at a time.
TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Making
bold moves is what Bovines do. But the best
moves are made with lots of data to provide
backup just in case you charge into an unex-
pected complication. A new relationship shows
GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Sharing
credit for a job well done is easy for you to do,
but not necessarily for your partner. But fair is
fair. Don't let yourself be denied the right to
have your contributions recognized.
CANCER (June 21 to July 22)
Communication is important to help bridge a
gap that can lead to problems at home and/or
at the workplace. Find a way to get your points
across before the breach becomes a chasm.
LEO (July 23 to August 22) Relationships,
whether business or personal, need to be
watched carefully for signs of trouble. Any
negative indications should be dealt with before
they become too burdensome.
VIRGO (August 23 to September 22)
Congratulations. Amore positive aspect high-
lights much of the Virgo's week. You should
find others more receptive to your suggestions,
and also more likely to act on them.
LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) All
work and little play could wear the Libra's usu-
ally positive attitude down. Take some much-
needed time off. Perhaps a short jaunt with
someone special is the way to go.
SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21)
This is a good time to expand your view from
the known to the unfamiliar. Confronting new
situations could be challenging, but ultimately
also could be extremely satisfying.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to
December 21) Giving advice to those who just
want validation for what they're doing can be
unsettling. So back off and save your counsel
for those who really appreciate it.
CAPRICORN (December 22 to January
19) Cultivating a more positive attitude not
only makes you feel better about yourself, but
also has an upbeat effect on those around you,
especially that certain someone.
AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18)

Keeping the lines of communication open and
accessible is the key to establishing the right
foundation on which to build an important and
meaningful relationship. Stay with it.
PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Before
agreeing to act on a request, consider using
your perceptive Piscean talents to see what
might lie hidden beneath its surface and could
possibly cause problems later on.
BORN THIS WEEK: You're a friend
who, if you err at all, does so on the side of
concern for those you care about.

SOn Sept. 15, 1858, the new Overland
Mail Company sends out its first two stage-
coaches, inaugurating government mail service
between the eastern and western regions of the
nation. Overland later competed with the Pony
Express until May 10, 1869, the day the first
transcontinental railroad was completed. On
that day, the U.S. government canceled its last
overland mail contract.
On Sept. 17, 1884, Judge Allen disposes
of the 13 criminal cases on his Oakland, Calif.,
docket in only six minutes. Although he appar-
ently set a new record for speed, defendants in
Oakland's criminal court did not stand much of
a chance of gaining an acquittal. In a 40-year
period at the turn of the century, only 1 defen-
dant in 100 was acquitted.
On Sept. 14, 1901, U.S. President William
McKinley dies after being shot by a deranged
anarchist during the Pan-American Exposition
in Buffalo, N.Y When McKinley was operated
on after being shot, doctors had failed to find
the bullet, and gangrene soon spread through-
out his body.
On Sept. 16, 1940, Selective Service is
bor as Congress passes the Burke-Wadsworth
Act, imposing the first peacetime draft in the
history of the United States. By the end of
World War II, approximately 34 million men
had registered, and 10 million served with the
On Sept. 19, 1959, in one of the more
surreal moments in the history of the Cold
War, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev explodes
with anger when he leans that he cannot visit
Disneyland. Goverment authorities feared that
the crowds would pose a safety hazard for the
On Sept. 13, 1971, a four-day riot at
Attica Prison in New York comes to a violent
end as law-enforcement officials open fire, kill-

ing 29 inmates and 10 hostages and injuring
many more. The prison insurrection was the
bloodiest in U.S. history.
SOn Sept. 18, 1981, the 20,000-car parking
lot at Canada's West Edmonton Mall makes the
Guinness Book of World Records as the largest
parking lot in the world. However, in Dubai, a
40,000-space parking lot is under construction
at a shopping center

It was author, journalist and political
consultant Vic Gold who made the follow-
ing sage observation: "The squeaking wheel
doesn't always get the grease. Sometimes it
gets replaced."
The record for the longest space flight in
history is held by Russian cosmonaut Valeri
Polyakov. In 1995 he completed a 438-day stay
aboard the Mir space station.* It's commonly
believed that Eskimos have 50 or more words
for different types of snow but no word for just
plain snow. In point of fact, that statement is
misleading, as the Eskimo language is com-
posed largely of roots and suffixes that can be
combined in virtually unlimited ways.
A traditional groom in Norway wears
short pants, knee socks, and a silk shirt along
with a vest and topcoat.* Everyone knows that
China is the most populous country on Earth
today, with nearly 20 percent of the world's
population. But you might not realize that there
are now more people living in China than lived
on the entire planet 150 years ago.
A recent item in this column stated that
Henry Heimlich believed peanut butter to be
the food upon which people most commonly
choke. As it turns out, that quotation did not
come from Dr. Heimlich. Don't be mistaken,
though -- according to the American Academy
of Pediatrics, peanut butter is a high-risk food.*
The IRS reportedly spends $2.45 for every
$100 in taxes it collects.

"I believe in evidence. I believe in observa-
tion, measurement, and reasoning, confirmed
by independent observers. I'll believe anything,
no matter how wild and ridiculous, if there is
evidence for it. The wilder and more ridiculous
something is, however, the firmer and more
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Backup & Restoration, Networks, Virus
Detection & Removal. Free Initial
Consultation. Call Fred 472-3873
*RR 8/27 CC 9/17

Residential Cleaning to Satisfaction
Sanibel & Captiva *239-565-0471
Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047
SR 11/13 BTFN

Sanibel-Captiva Care and Companion Service,
LLC Medical appointments, general transportation,
shopping, light meal preparations, and light
cleaning. Our services are customized to meet
our clients needs. Call 239-395-3591, or
for an emergency call 239-472-0556.
SR 10/3 BTFN


Bob Adams
(Carpentry, maintenance toilets, faucets ceiling fans, sliding doors, et
768-0569 or cell 464-6460
RS 11/14 M TFN

Retired Police Captain
Lives on Sanibel
Will Check Your Home Weekly
Very Reasonable Rates

Property Management & Care.
Home Watch Pool Service
Handyman Repairs
SR 9/11 BTFN

Residential Commercial
Interior Windows Carpet Cleaning
Jennifer Watson
SR 11/13 N TFN

Full range of management services,
transportation, home/car maintenance,
cleaning, meals. Excellent organizational
skills Island resident Licensed
and insured *7 days.
Lisa 239-472-8875
RS 10/30 BTFN

Convenient Medical Supplies offers a wide
selection of home healthcare products.
Including incontinence and urological
products, diabetic supplies, durable
medical equipment such as walkers, and
we can supply all of your enteral nutrition
needs. We provide discrete shipping
directly to the customer. Shipping on
orders over $95 is free. Visit us at
RR 9/3 CC 9/24

In piano, saxophone, flute.
On Sanibel/Captiva or South Fort Myers.
Qualified, experienced teacher.
Call 239-989-7799
#NR 8/13CC 10/1


ASPIRE to your goal
ACCESS your inner resources
ACHIEVE your success
Explore the possibilities -
Call for a free consultation:
*RR 9/3 CC 9/17

In your home for sax-clarinet-flute
and beginning piano. Nineteen years
experience. Sanibel Resident will teach
in Ft. Myers. Call 347-208-1480
*RR 9/10 CC 9/17

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)
Wonderful Caregiver, Experienced.
Offering Full or Part Time Services.
Bilingual, Please Call Me to Discuss Your
Needs. Sue 239-878-8609.
*NR 9/10 CC 9/10


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


Hourly, Daily, Weekly
and Monthly.
Captiva Island 472-5800
SR 1/30 BTFN


2001 Mercedes E-320 Station Wagon
White with gray interior
108,000 Miles
Excellent Condition, New Tires
$9,500 Call 472-1106
*RS 9/3 BM TFN


Denmark Interiors Maple Desk.
30" x 60" w/ File Drawers.
Like New, Half Price.
$350. 395-1649
SR 7/2 N TFN

33 VOLUMES 1992
Excellent Condition
*NS 9/3 NC TFN

Samsung ER-290 Ribbon Cash Register.
12 departments 4 tax tables. 5 bill/5 coin
drawer lockable. Front and rear displays.
All keys and manual included. $100 or best
offer. Call 239-472-6777 M-F 10-5
N R 9/3 CC 9/10


Fri 9/10 & Sat 9/11 from 8 am -1 pm
Lawn and garden equipment, furniture,
stereo, TVs, art, linens, dishes,
stuffed animals, bric-a-brac.
1663 Bunting Lane, Sanibel. No early birds.
*NR 9/3 CC 9/10


36" in 7' cabinet, extra speakers
VHS & DISC Players
SR 2/5 N TFN


Two Large Oak Office Desks.
Like New! $50 each.
*RS 9/10 CC 9/10

While you are away by
retired architect, Sanibel resident.
Call 395-1649
SR 9/30 D TFN

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three-bedroom condo in
exclusive community.
Only $999,000
For Information
And Showings
Please Call

Isabella Rasi

(239) 246-4716
*RR 11/27 NC TFN

Open House
Sunday, Sept 12
1:00 pm until 4:00 pm

2629 W. Gulf Drive, Unit 3B
Joanne LeFleur
Jones & Co. Realty
QNS 9/3 79/3

Brian Johnson

VIP Executive Club
Multi-Million Dollar Producer
Welcome To Paradise...


1663 Bunting Lane
Beautiful Corner Lot!
3BR/2BA, Lake View
Asking $479,000

3BR/3BA Dunes duplex. Great golf
course views. Beautiful wood floors
Asking $429,000

1613 Sand Castle Road
Dunes Golf Course Views
Beautiful Decking & Porches
3BR/3BA, Vaulted Ceilings
Asking $449,000

Mobile: 910-3099
Office: 472-5187
4 ". RS8/6NCTFN

Charming, old Florida-esque unit in
Periwinkle Park. Cozy, unique home with
covered porches & sweet gardens.
Flexible terms. 472-4246.
*RS 3/12 NC TFN

3 Beds, 2 Baths + POOL, Furnished,
Electric Car, over 1/2 Acre, $529,000.
See at www.SanibelHouseForSale.com
CALL 239-395-3796 to view
*NR 9/3 CC 9/24


Pfeifer Realty Group
Sanibel Island, FL
SR 2/12 BTFN

Sanibel Island
Bargains-Free lists wlpics
Fixer Uppers
Free recorded Message
1-800-667-5076 ID#1048
Distress Sales
and Bank Foreclosures
1-800-667-5076 ID#1042
Moran Team RE/MAX of the Islands
SR 7/30 BTFN

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Straight Sale, not a short sale or
foreclosure. Close to both Sanibel and Fort
Myers Beach. New paint, New Carpet, New
Dishwasher, New microwave, Tile Lanai,
New Bathroom Vanities and much more.
Positive Cash Flow. Renter in Place.

Call Chris Potter at
to see this property.
SanCap One Source Realty
SR 7/30 N TFN

Two bed/two bath unfurnished ground
floor condo, close to Sanibel and
Fort Myers Beach, $89,500.
Call 851-3506
SR 10/9 N TFN

m Sammy, a
Munsterlander mix.
You may not be famil-
iar with this breed
but Munsterlanders
are descendents of
German bird dogs.
They are known to
thrive on close com-
panionship. True to
my breed, I promise
to be your best friend.
My adoption fee is
$75 (or $50 when you
donate 10 pounds of
unopened cat food to
the Community Pet
Hello, I'm Sirius,
a three-month-old
domestic short hair kit-
ten. When I was just
six weeks old I was
found all alone. I've
been at the shelter ever
since, hoping to find Sammy ID# 482733
a good home. I'm a
very friendly little kitty
and I love to play with
the other kittens that
share space with me at
the shelter. If you have
any other pets I will fit
in perfectly. However,
if you want me to be
your "one and only"
that's OK with me
too. My adoption fee
is $75 (or $50 when
you donate 10 pounds
of unopened cat food
to the Community Pet
During the Back to
School pet adoption
special, get $25 off the
regular adoption fee
for dogs, cats, puppies
and kittens when you
donate 10 pounds of
unopened cat food to
the Community Pet
Pantry. Regular adop-
tion fees range from Sirius ID# 480304
$25 for pets six years
of age and older to $95 for puppies.
For information about this week's pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS)
or log on to Animal Services' website at www.LeeLostPets.com.
When calling, please refer to the animal's ID number. The website
updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets
are still available.
The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner
Drive, Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriff's Office, off Six Mile
Cypress Parkway.
All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vac-
cinations, rabies vaccination and county license if three months or
older, flea treatment, worming, heartworm test for dogs six months
and over, feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, training DVD, 10-day
health guarantee, and a bag of Science Diet pet food.
The adoption package is valued at $500.0


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Retail, Office, Take Out, Etc.
Attractive Rates Offered!

*"Islander Center" on Sanibel
Prime Periwinkle Frontage
High Traffic Tenants
Excellent Parking
Immediate Occupancy
Local/Pro-Active Owners
Flexible Space Available
Call Today!
SR 4/30 B TFN

$799 per month plus CAM and Utilities.
Allows for sign on Periwinkle.
Contact Phaidra 239-472-4411
*NS 8/20 BM 9/10

Office space for lease in
historic Peeples Court courtyard,
downtown Fort Myers. Price negotiable.
Call 239-850-4646.
*NR 9/3 NC TFN

Popular west end where Sanibel/Captiva
meet. 1 BR-3+BR, single story, furnished,
full kitchens, 3 docks, direct access, heated
pools, pet friendly, beach across street.
Best spot on island. 239-848-0906
RS 3/12 M TFN


Share house. Close to causeway, two
blocks from beach. Female only,
non-smoker. Single Mom with one female
child possible. $500/month. 239-472-8464.
Ask for Kim.
RS 7/23 M TFN


3 bedroom 2 bath patio home on the
Bayou. Beautiful large yard and very
private. Best beach on the island. Available
Jan 15 through April at $3,500
per month. 970-871-9385.
*NR 9/3 CC TFN

For a complete list visit our Website
Call Dustyn Corace, RE/MAX of the Islands
RS 10/9 BTFN

1/1, in downtown Fort Myers. Wood floors
& fireplace. Historic building with river
views. Covered Parking. Water included.
2554 First Street on corner of Park.
From $475. Daniel 305-710-5827
NR 8/27CC 9/17

2 BD/1 BA house for rent on Bailey Road,
Sanibel. $950 a month.
Inquire at the BP Station.

Spacious 3+/2 one story home with access
to Dinkins Bayou avail for long term lease
through 7/31/11 or longer Tile and wood
floors, kitchen with large center island, all
freshly painted. Two bonus rooms.
$1,450/mo + utilities.
Call 651-353-6674 or see
*RR 9/10CC 9/10

Off McGregor. 2-bed, 2-bath, den, 2-car
garage, newly remodeled, granite, tile,
wood cabinets, quiet, close to shopping-
beaches-schools, no pets, non-smoker.
$1,200 mo. 239-357-1700.
*NS 9/10 bm 9/17

CUSTOM HOME, PRIVATE, river view, guest loft
with sun porch, pool, tennis, beach. No smoking or
pets. Available monthly beginning April. 405-210-
2341 or 405-307-8949

Davis & Heald. 2BR-2BA. All Tile All New Paint Plus
Lanai. Washer & Dryer Quiet & Secure. Four Unit
Building. Looking For Right Tennant Not Right $$.
Call 315-378-2233.

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Lee County Sheriff's Office.......................477-1200
Florida Marine Patrol.................................332-6966
Florida Highway Patrol............... ...............278-7100
Poison Control ................. ............... 1-800-282-3171
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
BIG ARTS....................................................395-0900
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre ....................278-4422
Cultural Park Theatre ................. .................772-5862
Edison Festival of Light.................................334-2999
Florida Repertory Theatre at the Arcade...........332-4488
Florida West Arts.....................................948-4427
Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers..........472-0168
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
Angel Flight.............. ...............1 -877-4AN-ANGEL
Animal Refuge Center ................................731-3535
American Business Women Association...........357-6755
Audubon of SWFL........................................339-8046
Audubon Society......................................472-3156
Caloosahatchee Folk Society......................677-9509
Cape Coral Stamp Club............................542-9153
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
Lee Trust for Historic Preservation ...............939-7278
NA R F E(Natlonal Activ & Retired Federal Emplyees) ............................482-671 3
Navy Seabees Veterans of America.............731-1901
Paradise Iowa Club of SWFL .....................667-1354
Southwest Florida Fencing Academy............939-1338
Southwest Florida Music Association ...........561-2118
Kiwanis Clubs:
Fort Myers Beach....................765-4254 or 454-8090
Fort Myers Edison....................................694-1056
Fort Myers South....................... ............ ...691-1405
Gateway to the Islands.................................415-3100
lona-M cG regor................ ...........................482-0869
Lions Clubs:
Fort Myers Beach...................................463-9738
Fort Myers High Noon...................................466-4228
Estero/South Fort Myers..............................898-1921
Notre Dame Club of Lee County................. 768-0417
POLO Club of Lee County............................477-4906
Rotary Club of Fort Myers.............................332-8158
Sanibel-Captiva Orchid Society...................472-6940
United Way of Lee County................................433-2000
United Way 211 Helpline (24 hour).......211 or 433-3900
Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum...................395-2233
Burrough's Hom e........................................ 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
S katium .................................. .................. ....321-7510
Southwest Florida Museum of History.........321-7430
If you would like your club/organization listed in
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Day Of
Blood Drives
In honor of those who died during the
tragic events of September 11, 2001,
the Lee Memorial Blood Center
Bloodmobiles will be in two different
locations for a Day of Remembrance
Blood Drive on Saturday, September
11. Donors will receive a T-shirt as a
token of appreciation. Bloodmobiles will
be at:
Broadway Palm Dinner Theater,
1380 Royal Palm Square Boulevard, Fort
Myers, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Leoma
Lovegrove will be on hand Painting Out
Loud, Remembering 9/11.
Harley Davidson, 2160 Colonial
Boulevard, Fort Myers, from 12 to 5
p.m. Festivities will include Bikers, Blues
& Barbecue, Heroes Tribute from 12 to
1 p.m., raffles, and Rib Cook Off from 1
to 5 p.m.
"Donating blood is a very tangible,
very real way to recognize and honor
those who lost their lives on 9/11," said
Nancy Hendrick, community relations
coordinator for the Lee Memorial Blood
Center. "Blood saves lives."
All blood collected remains in the Lee
Memorial Health System to serve your
community. With both The Children's
Hospital and the only trauma center with-
in a five-county area, the need for blood
locally remains constant. Lee Memorial
uses 500+ units of blood each week
which needs to be replenished. All blood
types are currently needed.
For more information about these two
events or to learn about the requirements
to give blood, call 343-2333.

Still Time To Enter
Photo Contest
ne month remains for nature
photographers and paddlers
to enter the annual contest,
Shooting the Blueway, which celebrates
the Great Calusa Blueway Paddling
Trail. Lee County Parks & Recreation is
still welcoming entries, and prizes will be
awarded at the Calusa Blueway Paddling
Festival in November.
There are three categories in which
photographers can compete:
*Paddlers on the trail: people enjoy-
ing the trail, waterways and outdoors
along the 190-mile Calusa Blueway,
which meanders throughout Lee County
along the Beaches of Fort Myers &
Nature photography: Flora, fauna,
and landscapes.
Signs along the blueway: Calusa
Blueway markers, access points, fun
Prizes for top category winners will
come from ABC Framing, a mobile-fram-
ing business that is the contest sponsor.
Winners will receive an enlarged, mat-
ted and framed version of their photo.
Winning entries might be published in
magazines, newspapers and online publi-
cations. Selected entries may be featured
on several websites, including the blueway

site, www.calusablueway.com, the festival
site, www.calusabluewaypaddlingfestival.
com or Lee County Parks & Recreation's
site, www.leeparks.org.
Winners and runners-up will be rec-
ognized at a reception and photography
session November 6 at Matlacha Park.
The Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival
runs October 29 through November 7
throughout Lee County.
There is no entry fee. Submissions
must be taken along a Lee County water-
way and include a photographer's name,
address, phone number, e-mail address,
and title and location of photo. Three

entries are permitted per photographer;
amateur photographers only, please.
E-mail entries as one high-resolution
photo jpg attachment at a time to bclay-
ton@leegov.com by October 1.
Winners will be selected by a panel of
judges, including Cape Coral artist and
kayaker Jeannette Chupack and Fort
Myers native Mark Renz, a photo art-
ist and author. Rounding out the judges'
panel will be award-winning newspaper
photographer Andrew West of The
Call 533-7474 with questions or
e-mail bclayton@leegov.com.r


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Sanibel HarbourYacht Club

2 Great Boat Docominiums allow for carefree boating,
have your engine flushed and boat cleaned before and
after each use, fuel at cost, and only minutes to the Gulf
of Mexico. 5 star concierge service, gorgeous clubhouse
with gourmet deli and restaurant.
12x12x40 offered for $79,900
15x15x45 offered for $149,900
Contact Marianne Stewart 914/582-6647

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If you are interested in listing your
island property contact the island's
oldest and most prominent real
estate company We get results!

Crown Colony
Location is
Even in
Colony. Don't
short yourself t
with a limited
view. This is
one of the
best possible
in Crown Colony for this Heron model with 3 bedrooms
and formal dining room. This home is immaculate and
shows like a model. You will have frequent views of Bald
Eagles, Osprey, Hawks, White Pelicans and Wood Storks
on lake. Enjoy beautiful views of the sunrise and the golf
course from the screened lanai.
Offered for $425,000.
Contact Larry Hahn 239/898-8789.

Roosevelt Channel Classic
lDde Florida Style Beach House
This Classic Home wraps around a large imported wood deck
overlooking the pool in a tropical setting. The adjacent guest
louse can be used for storage and the quaint upper level can
ie used as guest room, office or children's play area. Both the
Aain and Guest house have a back-up generator. The adjacent
'acant lot has been packaged with the house to create a large
magnificent private estate Offered for $3,000,000. Contact
.arry Hahn 239/898-8789

Looking to Capitalize on the current market Conditions?
Check out the opportunity created by these brand new homes
featuring many upgrades, in our foreclosure inventory.
313 Labree Ave. Lehigh (1900+ s.f.) $79,900
1042 Alcalde St. E. Lehigh (1900+ s.f.) $76,500 SOLD
1307 Broadway Ave. Lehigh (2200 s.f.) $114,900
348 Columbus Blvd S. Lehigh (1900+ s.f.) $75,900
Contact Steven Palmer 239/707-7293


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