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FREETake Me Home VOL. 10, NO. 38 SEPTEMBER 30, 2011From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Pirate Fest Returns To Fort Myers BeachThe 6th annual Fort Myers Beach Pirate Fest will take place on Old San Carlos Boulevard and beyond during Columbus Day weekend, October 7 to 10 and will include hundreds of professional actors and actresses from across the state and beyond who choreograph their performances for months in advance, bringing one of the most exciting events of the year to Fort Myers Beach. Family friendly activities will include a treasure hunt, costume contests, roving musicians, strolling street performers, stage shows, sea skirmishes, interactive games with pirates and a bon voyage breakfast on Monday morning. Adult friendly activities will include a pirates gathering and costume contest on Friday night and a leisurely and ongoing weekend-long Tortuga Pub Crawl throughout the beach region. The Pirate Fest draws adventurers from far and near for Columbus Day weekend activities with historical re-enactments, period correct encampments, black powder demonstrations and sea shanties. Visitors will witness Old San Carlos Boulevard transform into a pirates haven. Guests are encouraged to garb up as their favorite buccaneer, swashbuckler or movie-themed pirate character and join the excitement while reliving a few golden days of piracy. There is no charge to attend.continued on page 21 Rotary Italian Fest To Feature Mural Created By Art StudentsLocal artist, Jan Ellen Atkielski, recently gave Cypress Lake High School Center for the Arts art students, Andie Kunkel, Ravella Raker and Sophia Jaecques a lesson in the methodology of creating a mural. The result is a large portable mural of a Tuscan landscape which will be displayed at the Rotary Italian Fest on October 2 at the Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers.continued on page 32 Jan Ellen Atkielsi with the students in front of the muralBird PatrolExperience the beautiful birds of Bunche Beach with a bird patrol guide on Saturday, October 15 at 8 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 it deadends. Bunche Beach is excellent for both migrant and resident waders and shorebirds working the mudflats at low tide due to the diversity of micro-invertebrates. Waterfowl, raptors, and warblers can also be seen. This event is free with parking fee and provided in cooperation with Lee County Parks and Recreation. No registration is necessary. Bring binoculars, sun protection, shoes that can get wet, a bottle of drinking water, your curiosity and love of nature. For more information call 707-3015 or visit www.birdpatrol.org. Royal ternOctober Marks Three-Year Anniversary Of Fort Myers Art WalkArt Walk has withstood the test of time and the economy. In October, the monthly art event will mark its third successful year as part of the revitalization of downtown Fort Myers. The next Art Walk will take place on Friday, October 7 with local art galleries and art stops featuring new exhibits and shows. This regular cultural event draws between 1,500 and 2,500 people each month to the downtown River District.continued on page 32 Inside HOWL Gallery during a recent Art Walkphoto courtesy of HOWL Gallery


The River Weekly News will correct factual errors or matters of emphasis and interpretation that appear in news stories. Readers with news, tips, comments or questions, please call (239) 415-7732 or write to: The River Weekly News, 1609 Hendry Street, Suite 15, Fort Myers, FL 33901. Fax number: (239) 415-7702. E-mail: press@riverweekly.com. The River Weekly News reserves the right to refuse, alter or edit any editorial or advertisement.Independently Owned And Operated COPYRIGHT 2011 The River Weekly News LORKEN Publications, Inc.Co-Publishers Lorin Arundel and Ken Rasi Advertising Sales Isabel Rasi Office Coordinator Patricia MolloyGraphic Arts/ProductionAnn Ziehl Sarah Crooks Kris See Photographer Michael Heider Writers Gerri Reaves, Ph D Anne Mitchell Emilie Alfino PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER Contributing Writers Read Us Online: www.IslandSunNews.com Click on The River Jennifer Basey Kimberley Berisford Suzy Cohen Ed Frank Max Friedersdorf Priscilla Friedersdorf Jim George Dr. Dave Hepburn Joan Hooper Audrey Krienen Scott Martell Capt. Matt Mitchell Patricia Molloy Laura Zocki Puerto Di Saggau Scott White Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And NowWhere Cars Rode The Elevatorby Gerri ReavesHenry Ford himself chose the design for the Mediterranean Revivalist-style Sykes and Hill Garage that operated as a car dealership from 1926 until 1963. The dealership sold Lincolns, Fords and Fordsons. Completed in January 1926 for $60,000, the garage took the concept of showroom to dizzying heights during boom times. The fireproof, steel-enforced concrete construction was state-of-the-art for the time. Thirty-three hundred dollars worth of gold leaf embellished the ceiling of the two-story showroom that had plate-glass front and side windows. The huge elevators transported the chassis of new Fords to the third floor to be assembled. A car elevator: what an oddity today, when car dealerships typically cover several acres. The fourth floor was reserved exclusively for Lincolns, and the dealership employed a special mechanic to work on them. At the grand opening, Sykes and Hill gave away a brand new Ford Touring Car. Hills Ford dealership had been one of the first automobile agencies to open in Fort Myers. As early as 1916, Henry Ford visited him at his Bay Street dealership, an authorized dealer for Ford, the Universal Car. Ten years later, it moved to this stunning new building on Main Street. In 1927, DL Shackelford bought the business, known as Tropical Motors, and later renamed Lee Motors. In the mid-1940s, his sonin-law Sam Galloway took over the running of the dealership, which moved south of downtown in 1963. LD Bochette is one of many Fort Myers residents who remember the business on Main. In the 1950s and early 1960s, one model of an automobile would remain on the ground floor for show at Lee Motors, he says. In the early 1960s, Egbert T. Smith extensively renovated the historic structure. Modernization included the removal of the large-car elevator and the installation of a modern office one. The Fort Myers Travel Agency became the first tenant of the newly named Smith Building, followed by Hertz Rent-A-Car, Warren Real Estate,and then several life insurance companies. Lee County bought the historic building for $200,000 and used it as a courthouse annex in its last years. In 1990, the Lee County Board of Commissioners plan to demolish the historic building and use the land for a parking lot evoked an outcry to save it. In addition to the compelling argument of historic preservation, some people argued that a building designed to bear the substantial weight of vintage cars could be renovated into a parking garage. Obviously, the effort to save the structure failed. Fort Myers native Pete Bowen stood across the street with a crowd and watched the demolition.continued on page 6 The Main Street site today, near the intersection with Heitman Street photo by Gerri Reaves In this circa 1927 photo of the historic car dealership, a Ford sign hangs over the entrance and the words Ford Products are visible on the building faade courtesy of the Southwest Florida Historical SocietyTHE RIVER SEPTEMBER 30, 20112


3 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 30, 2011October at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates is highlighted with the return of the Edison Ford Quilt Show Airing of the Quilts, continuation of Garden Talks and homeschool classes, a new monthly program for children age one to three. Emerging Inventors Early Learning Class, as well as a variety of children and adult programs throughout the month. The October schedule of programs and events includes: Emerging Inventors Early Learning Class, October 6 Halloween Time and October 20, Pumpkin Party 9 a.m. 11 a.m. This newest Edison & Ford Winter Estates education program series is a child and parent learning class for children age one to three and their parents to involve children and families in informal learning. Grandparents and caregivers are invited and neighborhood groups are also encouraged to attend. The classes are theme based and combine science, invention, story book reading and handson activities as well as immersion into the historic gardens, buildings and museum. The continues twice a month throughout the year. Cost: members, $5; nonmembers $15 each class. Registration is recommended. Garden Talk Building a historical herb mound, October 8, 9 a.m. Mrs. Edison grew herbs in her gardens including her favorite herb, nasturtiums. She used herbs in many of her recipes. Estates horticulturists will teach the basics of herb gardening and an alternative method of growing herbs with mound gardening. Reservations not required. Free for mermbers, non-members, $5; all participants will receive a $5 gift certificate to be used in the Estates Garden Shoppe. Science Fair Workshop for Homeschoolers and Virtual Students, October 11, 10 a.m. to noon The estates is hosting the 2nd annual Homeschool and Virtual Students Young Engineers, Scientists and Inventors Fair on October 25, 2012. Homeschool and virtual students must enter to pre-qualify for the Thomas Alva Edison Kiwanis Science & Engineering Fair. Workshops will be offered throughout the year to assist students with their science projects. The workshops focus on choosing a science fair topic, conducting the experiment, documenting results and designing a science fair display board. Cost, $5. Call the education department at 3347419 to register. Monthly Volunteer Meeting and New Volunteer Orientation, October 11, 9:30 a.m. Join Edison Ford volunteer staff and Florence Keen Sansom, who was born in the Edison Caretakers House in 1917, and the subject of Denege Pattersons book, Edisonia Native Girl. Sansom will present A Heart-to-Heart Conversation, chronicling her childhood, gardens, artwork and Florida in the 1920s. This is a regular monthly volunteer meeting and mandatory training for all new volunteers; potential volunteers are also welcome. Homeschoolers: Powerful Plants, October 18, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. From plant cells to photosynthesis, homeschooled students will learn the significance of plants in everyday life as well as the important plant research Thomas Edison conducted at this Fort Myers estate. Students and their parents can enroll in a half day of curriculum that follows the Florida Sunshine Objectives for Learning. The program follows the Lee County mandated program and addresses environmental science, history and reading SOLS. Pre-visit curriculum materials will be mailed to registered families. Registration required. Members $5; non-members, $15 (one adult, one child), additional children $5 per child. Program recommended for grades 1 to 6. Quilting and Stitchery Demonstration, October 22, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Quilters from the Southwest Florida Quilters Guild and members of the continued on page 4 A Homeschool and Virtual School Science Fair will be held on October 11 Edison & Ford Winter Estates Programs Starting In October RESERVATIONS ANDDIRECTIONS:239482-6765EXT.117650 SANCARLOSBLVD. Fort Myers Beachwww.SandyButler.com At The Sandy Butler, gourmet is VISITTHESANDYBUTLERforaTASTEOFGOURMETTODAY OURMET Experience BringthiscouponandreceiveISRW8/1110%OFFOfferexpires9/31/2011.Notvalidascashortowardthepurchaseofagiftcard.Onecardperperson, pervisit.Cannotbecombinedwithotherdiscountsorpromotions.Notapplicabletowardtaxorgratuity.yourentire purchaseat ourgourmet marketORyour checkat TheSandyButler restaurant our forte. From fine dining in our elegant restaurant to fresh takeout and exclusive Butler label products, The Sandy Butler is a true full-service gourmet market and restaurant. We even take care of your catering and gift basket needs. Just ring the Butler!


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 30, 20114 From page 3Estates October ProgramsSouthwest Embroidery Guild will demonstrate quilting and stitching and will be available to answer questions. Items will be available for purchase. The Quilters are preparing for the Estates annual Clothesline Quilt Show on October 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The demonstration is free with the purchase of a complete tour ticket. Reading and Booksigning with Amy Bennett Williams, October 22, 1 p.m. Meet Williams, editor of the Fort Myers News-Press Tropicalia magazine and author of the new book, Along the Caloosahatchee River, at the Edison Ford Museum for a book signing and reading. Williams will be available to answer questions after the reading. The book is available for purchase in the Edison Ford retail shops or the online store. Homeschool and Virtual School Science Fair, October 25, 10 a.m. to noon, awards presentation at 1 pm The second fair is open to all 6th to 12th grade homeschool and virtual students. Students receiving the top awards will proceed on to the Southwest Florida Regional Fair, Thomas Alva Edison Kiwanis Science & Engineer Fair held in January as well as the opportunity to participate in state and international level competitions. Registration is required. There is no cost to register. Clothesline Quilt Show and Airing of Quilts, October 29, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Edison & Ford Winter Estates and the Southwest Florida Quilters Guild will be airing their quilts on clotheslines in front of Seminole Lodge, the winter estate of Thomas and Mina Edison. The tradition of airing quilts dates back to Colonial America when women would take quilts out of summer storage and air them in autumn for use in winter. In addition to the contemporary quilts available for show and sale, a variety of antique quilts will be on display, live Edison era music will be performed, and a collection of antique cars will be on display on the Ford lawn. Free for members, $5 for non-0members. Edison Garden Market vendor space is available for November 19 and 20. The garden market has space available for plant growers, fruit producers, garden art and garden supply vendors. The market attracts nearly 1,000 gardeners and visitors looking for unique and historical garden items including flowering trees, tropical plants and fruits, bougainvillea, orchids, roses bromeliads, palms, cactus, herbs, bonsai, bamboo, fruit, ginger, and butterfly plants as well as garden art, home and gardening supplies. For more information contact the Estates Garden Shoppe at 334-7419. The Estates is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Greeters ClubLooking to make new friends and join in monthly activities? Attend the next luncheon meeting of The Greeters Club of Greater Fort Myers on October 20 at Colonial County Club on 9181 Independence Way Fort Myers. Sheri Samotin of LifeBridge Solutions is speaking about ways to help us navigate lifes transitions. Luncheon cost is $18 with reservations required. To join this group or attend the luncheon, contact Janet Gambuzza, 4545750 or Linda Fitzpatrick, 437-5653 or email Greeters.Lunch@comcast.net. The Clothesline Quilt Show will be held on October 29 Amy Bennett Williams book signing and reading is October 22 SNAP LITES WIGS & ACCESSORIESWhere the possibilities are endless....50% Off Select Styles1609 Hendry Street, downtown Ft Myers Open Tues Sat from 10am 4pm Open Later by Appointment239.337.1328NARFE MeetingsThe NARFE (National Active & Retired Federal Employees Association), South Lee County Chapter #1263 will hold its quarterly meeting on Tuesday, October 11 at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Myerlee Park Homes Condominium Association Clubhouse, 6950 Cedarhurst Drive in Fort Myers. The speaker will be Kathleen McIntosh from Blue Cross/Blue Shield. For more information call 482-6713. The regular luncheon meeting will be held on Thursday, October 20 at 11:30 a.m. at the International King Buffet, 9061 College Parkway in Fort Myers. The VNA will be giving flu shots. The speaker will be Lois Todd, representative for the GEHA Health Insurance Co. For more information call 482-6713. Lee Republican Women MeetThe October dinner meeting of Lee Republican Women Federated will take place Monday, October 10. Social hour begins at 5:15 p.m. with dinner and program to follow. The location is the Hilton Garden Inn-Fort Myers, 12601 University Drive. Cost is $20 all inclusive. For reservations, call 432-9389 or email cindylignelli222@gmail.com. The speaker for the dinner meeting is Col. Mike McCalister, candidate for U.S. Senate. For information, go to www.leerepublicanwomen.com. 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5 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 30, 2011Rawlings Story Coming To The Foulds TheatreTheatre Conspiracy announces the opening of Invasion of Privacy by Larry Parr on October 7 at the Fould Theatre in Fort Myers. Tickets for the show are $18, however, Facebook fans and followers will have a chance each day to win a pair of tickets to opening night. Just follow Theatre Conspiracy on Facebook for your chance to win. Winner of Theatre Conspiracys annual new play contest, Invasion of Privacy, tells the story of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. Rawlings was at the height of her career in 1946, having won a Pulitzer Prize for her novel The Yearling, and having gained three honorary degrees from universities. The movie version of The Yearling was just coming out, and she was riding the success of her latest non-fiction account of her life in Florida, Cross Creek, and the subsequent Cross Creek Cookery. All was not perfect, though. Despite her happy marriage to Norton Baskin, Marjorie was plagued by alcoholism and what her friends and neighbors described as her black spells. Then suddenly, a woman she thought was her good friend, Zelma Cason, sued her for right of privacy in the first such trial brought against an author. Representing Zelma was Kate Walton, the first female attorney in Florida, and representing Marjorie was Sigsby Scruggs, a cagey old cracker attorney. The ensuing struggle between right of privacy and the constitutional promise of free speech became a spectacle. I havent seen people around here so stirred up about anything since that two-headed calf was born over to Island Grove, said Norton. But not only were the people in Cross Creek mesmerized by the unfolding drama, the eyes of the world were on the little Florida town. The struggle between Sigsby and Kate became personal, with the question of the appropriateness of a female attorney, which in 1946 cracker Florida was revolutionary. Complicating the drama were not only Marjories total belief in freedom of speech, which was necessary for her success as an author, but her driving need for privacy, to hide her true nature from an adoring world, enthralled with her sensitive portraits of these Florida pioneers, and her exact and poetic depiction of the wildlife around her. For more information visit www.theatreconspiracy.org or call the box office at 936-3239. Season subscriptions are also on sale. Buy five shows for just $80 or four shows for $68. Send your editorial copy to:press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 30, 20116 Hortoons The Power Of PopcornBoy Scout troops across America kick-off their annual popcorn sales this month, including those in Lee County. The popcorn sale is the single largest annual fundraiser for scouts, says Tracy Wilson, popcorn fundraising chair for Troop 140 that meets at Faith United Methodist Church in south Fort Myers. These funds are essential because they support year-round programs that help build young men into good citizens for the future. And thats something worth investing in. Seventy percent of the sale proceeds stay within scouting, helping to pay for the activities of local scouts across Southwest Florida. These items make excellent gifts or you can elect to send your selection to active military personnel. To learn more, visit www.trails-end. com or contact Wilson at 707-5731 or at tracydwilson@embarqmail.com. Scouts across America begin selling popcorn this month I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... I CANNOTTELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... I CANNOT TELL A LIE... IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... Home of the world famous Home of the world famous Sanibel Krunch & Dirty Sand DollarMade fresh everyday RIGHT IN OUR STORE from the finest and freshest ingredients A A SANIBEL ISLAND TRADITION FOR 32 YEARS Homemade Ice Cream, Gelato, Sorbet and Frozen Yogurt Homemade Ice Cream, Gelato, Sorbet and Frozen YogurtGift Certi cates and Apparel, Chocolates, Pastry, Party PailsAsk Us About Pinocchios Franchise Opportunities~ 362 Periwinkle Way Sanibel FL ~ Turn LEFT AT THE CAUSEWAY to our Little GREEN Shop on the CornerNear the Lighthouse 239-472-6566 Open Daily 9am 9pm 239-472-6566 Open Daily 9am 9pm www.pinocchiosicecream.com www.pinocchiosicecream.com Original Italian Ice Cream Original Italian Ice Cream National Geographic Top 10 Best Ice Creams in Gulf Coast America 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 Best of the Islands Best Ice Cream Trip Advisor Recommended 2010 and 2011 Talk of the Town SW Floridas Coolest Scoop Open 9am Open 9am for Breakfast. for Breakfast. Try Our Try Our Brioche al Gelato, Brioche al Gelato, Coffees, Pastry & Coffees, Pastry & Newspaper Newspaper Introducing Introducing Pinocchios Pinocchios Newest Flavor: Newest Flavor: FRESH FIG FRESH FIG GELATO GELATOCollege AdmissionBrandt Rice, a resident of Fort Myers, has been admitted to Alfred State College for the fall semester in the business management program. Alfred State is one of eight University Colleges of Technology within the State University of New York (SUNY) system. From page 2Cars Rode ElevatorIt kind of got to the heart of people, he says. It was like the building didnt want to go. Nor did many people want it to go. It took more than one blow from the wrecking ball to make the building even budge, he recalls, but when it did crumple, it was gone in minutes. Today that land is part of the Lee County Justice Center complex. Walk down Main Street to the Justice Center block and imagine or remember the car dealership that efficiently used vertical rather than horizontal space. Then walk several blocks to the Southwest Florida Museum of History at 2031 Jackson Street to learn more about the impact of the many automobile dealerships on downtown Fort Myers. For information, call 321-7430 or go to swflmuseumofhistory.com. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Then continue your explorations of transportation history at one of the areas best historical research centers, the Southwest Florida Historical Society at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, located on the campus of the Lee County Alliance for the Arts. Contact the all-volunteer non-profit organization at 939-4044. Or drop by on Wednesday or Saturday between 9 a.m. and noon to peruse the fascinating archives. Sources: The Story of Fort Myers by Karl H. Grismer; Fort Myers NewsPress archives; Pages from the Past by Prudy Taylor Board and Esther B Colcord; The Edisons of Fort Myers by Tom Smoot; and Fort Myers Yesterday & Today by Prudy Taylor Board, Marian Bailey Godown, and Anna Rogers Pack. Email editorial copy to: press@riverweekly.com


7 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 30, 2011 Annual Fillet And Release Tournament Raises $10,360 To Benefit Hope HospiceThe 7th annual Fillet and Release Tournament held September 17 raised $10,360 for Hope Hospice. Hope Hospice is a special kind of care designed to provide comfort and support to people of all ages who are facing a life-limiting illness. The tournament doubled its participation entries this year. A special appearance by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers cheerleaders was enjoyed by all and they were available for photographic opportunities for anglers and guests. Prizes were awarded to the follow teams: 1st Place: Team Extreme Fishing, Eric Davis, Brian Ball, and Matt Persons, $7,200 Calcutta: Team Extreme Fishing, Eric Davis, Brian Ball, and Matt Persons, $1,650, Largest Redfish 2nd Place: Team Raymond, Craig Whitaker, Matt Schell, Kerry Trotter, $2,000 3rd Place: Team DCS Inc., Damon Warfel, Peter Kendal, and Landon Edlin, $1,000 4th Place: Team , Derek Carlson, Stuart Widner, and Joe Marzzuco, Free Entry 2012 Smallest Red: Team Red Fever, Richard Radka, Nick Gross, Valerie Keyser, Janelle Keyser, $150 Red with most spots: Team FISHIZZLE, Chris Trimble & George Braczko, $150 Mystery Fish (snapper): Team Hittin Bottom, Jonathan Steinke and Chris Ritter, $100 bar tab at Matanzas Inn Each year this tournament has grown, with more prize donations given and the funds collected for Hope Hospice increased. Teams entered and awarded prizes have also continued to grow. The 8th annual tournament will be held in September 2012 and its anticipated to grow even larger. To see photographs, donations and sponsors, www. filletandrelease4hospice.com. Presentation of check to Hope Hospice Tampa Bay Buccaneers cheerleadders with tournament winners Chinese & Japanese Cuisine Downtown Fort Myers (Post Oce Arcade Next to Hotel Indigo) 1520 Broadway For Takeout & Delivery Tel: 334-6991 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEKMon-urs 11am 10pm Fri-Sat 11am 11pm Sun 12pm 9pm O l d F a s h i o n e d Old FashionedEdisons Edisons$ 6. 9 5 $6.95Lunches for Lunches forServed 11am-4pm Everyday of the WeekEdisons Famous Happy HourHalf Price House Brand Cocktails, Domestic Draft Beer and Wine Everyday 11am-8pmFree Range Chicken Caesar Salad Moonlight Garden Wedge Salad Fresh Seasonal Vegetable Panini Hot Pressed Havana Cuban Corned Beef on RyeMake it a Reuben add $2.00The Chicken Philly Marinated Grilled Chicken Breast Sandwich The Edison Black Angus Burger Atlantic Fried Fish Sandwich Chicken Salad Sandwich Minas Homemade Meatloaf Chicken Pot PieAll Sandwiches Served with Your Choice of French Fries or Coleslaw Cup of Soup House Salad Half SandwichYour Choice of Two! Aviation Day 2011 will be held Saturday, November 5 at Page Field from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Lee County Port Authority is looking for exhibitors who would like to display and/or sell aviation-related memorabilia or show their aircraft at the event. We are not looking for food-related vendors. Aviation Day is a free, annual community event that promotes education and awareness of the aviation industry in Southwest Florida. This year, the main attraction will be a P-51D Mustang, which began its service at Page Field Army Base in 1945. In addition, visitors can also view a four-engine, completely restored DC-7B that was delivered to Eastern Airlines in 1958 and was one of the last commercial piston-engine planes built before the advent of the jet age. Other attractions will include experimental, antique and general aviation aircraft exhibits, airplane and helicopter rides, childrens activities including a giant slide and bounce houses, WGCU Untold Stories about aviation history in Southwest Florida, character appearances, clowns, face painting, demonstrations by airport police and fire departments, and refreshments. Aviation Day 2010 attracted more than 6,000 visitors so this event provides excellent exposure for exhibitors. Exhibitor/sales booth space is free and will be housed under a large tent. The Port Authority will provide a table and two chairs for each participant under the tent and will work with individual vendors based on requirements and space. For more information or to make your reservation as an exhibitor, call Angie Strait at 590-4504. Space is limited. Exhibitors Needed For Aviation Day Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 30, 20118 Along The RiverEvery Friday in downtown Fort Myers River District, theres live music in the historic Patio de Leon. Friday Night Live is held weekly from 6 to 9 p.m. On September 30, rockabilly trio Memphis 56 performs early Johnny Cash and Elvis. The Patio de Leon is located at 2213 Main Street, Fort Myers. It is in the center of the block formed by First, Hendry, Main and Broadway with entrances on First, Main and Hendry. For more information about Friday Night Live, call 334-4638. While downtown, walk over to Ichiban for fresh sushi and sake. In a casual atmosphere that appeals to all ages, sit at the sushi/sake bar and watch the chefs create their culinary artwork. If you prefer, select a table inside the restaurant or outside in the roofed-in gallery. Ichiban offers a full menu of Japanese and Chinese cuisine. For quick late-night sustenance on the weekend, try the BBQ ribs appetizer and wash it down with a cold Kirin Ichiban beer or sake. Ichiban is located at 1520 Broadway, downtown Fort Myers, in the historic Post Office Arcade. Hours are Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 9 p.m. For more information, call 334-6991. On Wednesday, October 5 from 6 to 10 p.m., the Pink Heals Tour is in downtown Fort Myers historic River District. The block party is organized by the Cares Enough to Wear Pink: Guardians of the Ribbon, an organization that drives pink fire trucks across the United States to support women in their fight against cancer and inspire men to get involved. The group encourages people wear pink and join them downtown to celebrate, sign the pink fire truck and purchase T-shirts. Proceeds benefit The American Cancer Society and help local individuals/families fight cancer. For more information, go to pinkfiretrucks.org or contact the Fort Myers Fire Department at 321-7311 or the Cape Coral Professional Fire Fighters Local 2424 at 458-2424 ext. 3. The Sandy Butler is Southwest Floridas way to gourmet, offering specialty foods and superior service in a luxurious atmosphere. The owners have taken that same attitude towards making quality and service a reality with a fabulous catering menu which will ensure that your next event is spectacular. The Sandy Butler has an extensive selection of products in its store that allows it to meet whatever your catering needs may require. Whether you are in the market for an elaborate corporate party or a small intimate gathering, the chefs will make sure that you and your guests tastes are delighted. If you dont find something on this menu that suits your needs, speak with one of the experienced consultants. In addition to the market, The Sandy Butler includes an adjacent restaurant that offers superior service with seating available indoors or on the veranda. Inside the restaurant is The Sand Bar, featuring a sophisticated, spacious bar for having cocktails and appetizers. The Sandy Butler Restaurant and Gourmet Market is located at 17650 San Carlos Boulevard, Fort Myers. The market is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The restaurant is open seven days per week from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, call 482-6765 or go to sandybutler.com. Nervous Nellies Crazy Waterfront Eatery has reopened for the season and the crew is well-rested after their September vacation. The Fort Myers Beach hotspot offers something for everyone. Nellies serves lunch, dinner and snacks in between from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Eat inside in air-conditioned comfort or outside on the expansive patio overlooking the water. Listen to live music and get happy hour prices all day every day, upstairs at Uglys Waterside Bar. Free marine dockage with dock attendants assistance is available for patrons at Nellies Snug Harbour Marina. Parking for your car is also free if you dine at the restaurant. Nervous Nellies Crazy Waterfront Eatery is located at 1131 First Street, Fort Myers Beach in the historic Baywalk district. Go to nervousnellies.net. Call-ahead seating is available at 463-8077. The Art Of Island Dining The Art Of Island Dining The Art Of Island Dining The Art Of Island Dining Specials Every Day Voted BEST OF THE ISLANDS The Sandy Butler is the way to a fresh, gourmet experience Arrive at Nervous Nellies by car or boat. Be sure to bring your friends! Please visit our River Weekly News online advertisers at www.islandsunnews.com. You can click through to their Web sites for more information about real estate, shopping, restaurants and services. Just click on the logos surrounding the front page. Send your editorial copy to:press@riverweekly.com


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Attendees will be able to hop from lounge to lounge all within one venue. Harborside allows us to totally reinvent ourselves each year, and we are taking that inspiration to a whole new level. This evening features glamorous shopping with local vendors, gourmet hors doeuvres and cocktails, chocolate and desserts, a silent auction, raffles, a DJ and an after-party celebration of the cosmopolitan lifestyle in Southwest Florida. More than 200 local women attended last falls Becoming Cosmopolitan event. This years event will be bigger and better than ever, said Deanna Hansen, chairwoman. The monies raised will go a remarkably long way in helping CCMI assist the growing number of our local neighbors who need assistance feeding themselves and their families. 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Churches/TemplesALL FAITHS UNITARIAN CONGREGATIONMember of UUA 2756 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers Six blocks south of the Edison/Ford Winter Estates; two miles north of Colonial Boulevard Minister: Reverend Dr. Wayne Robinson Sunday services: 9 and 11 a.m. Unitarian Summer 2011: 11 a.m. Tapestry of Faith Programs, child care provided Adult workshops: 9:30 a.m. Faith Like a River: Themes from UU History. Phone: 226-0900 Email: allfaithsuc@embarqmail.com Website: www.allfaiths-uc.org ANNUNCIATION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH 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 239-481-2099 BETH SHILOH MESSIANIC SYNAGOGUE 15675 McGregor Boulevard. 437-3171 Rabbi: Judah Hungerman Friday Service, 8 p.m. Saturday Service, 11 a.m. Shabbat School Saturday Morning Adult Hebrew Classes Please call for information on full program. BREAD OF LIFE MINISTRIES CHURCH OF GOD 16581 McGregor Boulevard, 267-3166 Just past the Tanger Outlet Mall Pastor: Barry Lentz, 281-3063 Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study, 7 p.m. CHAPEL OF CYPRESS COVE 10200 Cypress Cove Circle Fort Myers Located at Cypress Cove Retirement Center on HealthPark Campus An ecumenical non-denominational community of believers. Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study, 7 p.m. Rev. Ted Althouse, Pastor revtedalthouse@aol.com 239-850-3943 CHRIST THE KING 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. CHURCH OF THE CROSS: 13500 Freshman Lane; 768-2188 Pastors: Jeff Moran and Michael Bulter; A nondenominational church emphasizing a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Sunday Service: 9 a.m. Contemporary 10:45 a.m. Traditional. COVENANT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 2439 McGregor Boulevard, 334-8937 Reverend Dr. Taylor Hill, Pastor Reverend David Dietzel, Pastor Emeritus Traditional Sunday service 10 a.m. Nursery available CYPRESS LAKE BAPTIST CHURCH 8400 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 481-5442 Randy A. Alston, Reverend. Sunday Services: Bible study, 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship, 11 a.m. Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting, 6:30 p.m. CYPRESS LAKE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 8260 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 4813233; Clint Cottrell, pastor Sunday services: 8 and 11 a.m. Traditional; 9:30 a.m. Contemporary; 9:45 a.m. Childrens Church K4J Kids for Jesus CYPRESS LAKE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 8570 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 482-1250 Sunday Traditional Service: 8 and 11 a.m., Praise Service: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School: All times FAITH FELLOWSHIP WORLD OUTREACH MINISTRIES 6111 South Pointe Boulevard, Fort Myers, 278-3638. Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Voice of Faith, WCRN 13.50 AM Radio, Sunday, 1:30 p.m.; Thursday Service, 7:30 p.m.; Friday Youth Service, 7:30 p.m. Nursery care for pre-school children and Childrens Church for ages 5-12 available at each service. FAITH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 15690 McGregor Boulevard Fort Myers, 482-2030 Pastor: David Stauffer. Traditional services 8:45 a.m.; Contemporary, 10:30 a.m. Go south on McGregor Boulevard. The church is mile past the intersection of Gladiolus and San Carlos Boulevard on the way to Sanibel. FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST 2390 West First Street, next door to Edison Estates. Sunday Morning Service and Sunday School, 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday Evening Testimony Meeting, 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.christianscience.com FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 13545 American Colony Boulevard off Daniels Parkway in the Colony, Fort Myers, 936-2511 Pastor: Reverend Joey Brummett Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Family Night, 7 p.m. FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH in the Downtown Fort Myers River District 2466 First Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901 239-332-1152 www.fumcftmyers.org Sunday: 9 a.m. Contemporary Worship 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Coffee Fellowship 10:30 a.m. Traditional Worship 5 p.m. Youth Program 7 p.m. Spanish Worship FORT MYERS CHRISTIAN CHURCH (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST) A STEPHEN MINISTRIES CONGREGATION 5916 Winkler Road, Fort Myers, 437-4330 Reverend Mark Condrey, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Church School: 9:15 a.m. FORT MYERS CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST: 8210 College Parkway, Fort Myers, 482-3133. Philip White, pastor Morning Worship: 10 a.m. Church School: 10:15 a.m. Adult Forum: 11:30 a.m. HOLY THEOTOKOS MONASTERY 111 Evergreen Road, North Fort Myers, 997-2846 Eastern Orthodox mens monastery. Liturgical services conducted in the English, Greek and Church Slavonic languages, 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. IONA-HOPE EPISCOPAL CONGREGATION 9650 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers, 454-4778 The Reverend Dr. John S. Adler, pastor Weekly services: Saturday 5 p.m., Eucharist with Healing Sunday 8 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite One; 9:30 a.m., Family Eucharist with Healing and Church School Tuesday 9:30 a.m., Morning Prayer (in Spanish); Wednesday 9:30 a.m., Eucharist with Healing. Child care available at Saturday 5 p.m. and Sunday 9:30 a.m. services. JESUS THE WORKER CATHOLIC CHURCH: 881 Nuna Avenue, Fort Myers, 481-1143 Masses Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 8 and 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. KINGDOM LIFE CHURCH 2154 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, 218-8343 Pastor Randy and Anita Thurman 10:30 a.m. Sunday Service All are welcome. LAMB OF GOD LUTHERAN/EPISCOPAL CHURCH Corner Cypress View Drive and Koreshan Boulevard, Three Oaks area, Fort Myers, 267-3525 Walter Fohs, pastor; Becky RobbinsPenniman, associate pastor Sunday worship services: 8 a.m. Early Grace Traditional 9 a.m. Awesome Grace Contemporary 10:30 a.m. Classic Grace Traditional 8:45 & 10 a.m. Sunday School Gods GroupMESSIAH REFORMED CHURCH 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 6:30 p.m Wednesday Bible Study noon Sunday Fellowship Lunch Monthly Teen Events see website for podcasts, special events, ministries, calendar, blogs, etc. NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH OF FORT MYERS 16120 San Carlos Boulevard, Unit 10 239-985-8503 9:45 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 11 a.m Sunday Morning Worship. 7 p.m. Wednesday Evening Bible Study NEW HOPE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 3825 McGregor Boulevard. Fort Myers Pastors: Bill Stephens, Stu Austin and Howard Biddulph, Associate Pastor 8 & 9:30 a.m. Traditional Worship 11 a.m. Contemporary Worship 8, 9:30 & 11 a.m. Sunday School Youth and Childrens programming runs concurrent to Sunday services. Nursery care provided at all services For more information visit: www.newhopefortmyers.org PEACE COMMUNITY CHURCH Meets at Ft. Myers Beach Masonic Lodge 17625 Pine Ridge Road, Fort Myers Beach 267-7400. Pastors Bruce Merton, Gail & RC Fleeman 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 PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH 15840 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers Walter Still, Senior Pastor, Sunday Worship: 8 and 9:30 a.m. mile south from the intersection of McGregor, San Carlos and Gladiolus. A congregation of the ELCA. REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH 3950 Winkler Extension, Fort Myers, 274-0143 Daily early learning center/day care 8:15 & 10:15 a.m. Sunday Services SAMUDRABADRA BUDDHIST CENTER Meditation classes. All are welcome. Guided meditations offering many methods for relaxing the body and focusing the mind on virtuous objects to bring increasing peace and happiness into daily activity. For information, class times and locations call 567-9739 or visit www. MeditationInFortMyers.org. SOUTHWEST BAPTIST CHURCH 16940 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, 454-3336 Robert G. Kasten, Pastor Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m. Nursery available 9:45 a.m. Sunday School for all ages Junior Church grades one to five Wee Church Pre-K to K Evening Service 6 p.m. Wednsday Service 6 p.m. ST. COLUMBKILLE CATHOLIC CHURCH 12171 Iona Road, Fort Myers, off McGregor and north of Gladiolus. 489-3973 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 Saturdays at noon and by appointment SAINT JOHN THE APOSTLE METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCH 3049 Mcgregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, 344-0012 Pastor Reverend Steve Filizzi An Affirming & Inclusive Congregation Sunday Services, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Mid-Week Service, Wednesday 6:30 p.m. ST. MICHAEL LUTHERAN CHURCH & SCHOOL (LCMS) 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 childrens Bible Study, plus marriage enrichment studies. Divorce Care on Thursdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. During Lent: Wednesday worship noon and 6:15 p.m. TEMPLE BETHEL SYNAGOGUE 16225 Winkler Rd. 433-0018. Rabbi Jeremy Barras Cantorial Soloists Joseph/Lynn Goldovitz Shabbat Services, Friday, 7:30 p.m. Torah Study, Saturday, 9:15 a.m. Bar/Bat Mitzvah Services, Saturday, 10:30 a.m. Religious Education Classes, Midweek, Grades 2-7, Wednesday, 5-6:30 p.m. Preschool Classes, Monday through Friday Confirmation Classes, Wednesday, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. to noon TEMPLE JUDEA (CONSERVATIVE) 14486 A&W Bulb Road, Fort Myers, 433-0201, Lay Leader Diane Seidenstein and Larry Hershman Weekly Minyan: Monday and Thusday morning at 9 a.m. Services: Friday night at 7:30 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 Preschool information call 482-1121 or email templejudeapreschool@gmail.com THE NEW CHURCH The New Church of SWFL is located at 10811 Sunset Plaza Circle, by Summerlin and Pine Ridge Roads, behind Zoomers and the ponds. Reverend Nadine Spiritual Recovery, Wednesdays 10 a.m. Healing Service, Wednesdays 11 a.m. and Fridays 6:30 p.m. Sunday Worship Services, 11 a.m. Call for information 481-5535. THOMAS A. EDISON CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH 1619 Llewellyn Drive Fort Myers Just off McGregor across from the Edison/ Ford Winter Estates 334-4978 Senior Minister: Douglas Kelchner Traditional Worship Sundays 10:15 a.m. Website: www.edisonchurch.orgcontinued on page 11THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 30, 201110


11 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 30, 2011 CCMIS Everyday Cafe Opens To Serve The Homeless And HungryTwo years ago Community Cooperative Ministries Inc. began creating a sustainable customer choice-centered model for long-term hunger elimination. That model came to fruition September 20 with the opening of the Everyday Cafe located adjacent to CCMIs Everyday Marketplace at 3429 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard in Fort Myers. Community leaders including John Sheppard, Fred Morgan, Colleen DePasquale, Cliff Smith, Judge Hugh Starnes and David Plazas provided tableside service to the homeless and hungry in the community. The ribbon cutting with CCMI staff, cafe donors and local officials followed the lunch hour. At the Everyday Cafe, meals are prepared by chefs and served by volunteers from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call 332-7687 or visit www.ccmileecounty.com. Hugh Starnes, John Sheppard Stacey Mercado, Kelly DeBoy Deanna Hansen From page 10Churches/TemplesUNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH FORT MYERS 13411 Shire Lane (off Daniels Parkway one mile west of I-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. UNITY OF BONITA SPRINGS Family Service 10 to 11 a.m. Healing Circle 11 a.m. Hospitality and Fellowship, 11 a.m. Inspiring lesson, uplifting and dynamic music, meditation in a loving environment. Service held at 28285 Imperial Street, Bonita Springs. Call 947-3100. WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 9065 Ligon Court, Fort Myers, across from HealthPark Hospital, 481-2125 Senior Pastor: Robert Brunson Sunday Service: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 11 a.m. Blended Worship www.westminsterfortmyers.org WORD OF LIFE CHURCH 2120 Collier Ave, Fort Myers, 274-8881; Services: Sunday 10 a.m.; Wednesday 7 p.m. Bishop Gaspar and Michele Anastasi ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH: 7401 Winkler Road, Fort Myers, 481-4040, Pastor, Steve Hess Sunday Services: 8 a.m. traditional; 9:30 a.m. contemporary; 11 a.m. blendings. Sunday school, 9:30 a.m. Fine Italian Dining751 Tarpon Bay Road Sanibel Island, FL239.395.4022www.iltesoro.netReservations Suggested BUY ONE ENTREE, GET ONE FREE!Buy one entree, get one entree of same or lesser value (Up to $25) free. Not to be used with any other promotion, or on any holiday. 18% gratuity will be added to the check before the final discount. Coupon must be presented with order. One per table, please. Daily from 5-6pm. Expires 10-31-11. Elly Hagen, Suzanne Galloway, Betty Bireley Blessing Of The AnimalsPeace Lutheran Church invites everyone to the Blessing of the Animals on Tuesday, October 4, at 6:30 p.m. This special service will be held at Peace Lutheran Church, 15840 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers. The brief blessing service is held to recognize the pets and their importance to their owners. The celebraton is held on St. Francis of Assisi Day to honor the patron saint of pets. Dogs, cats and any other animals are welcome to attend but must be leashed or restrained in some manner. If the pet is shy, aggressive or aged, please bring a photograph for the blessing. An offering of pet food will be collected to benefit animals in need. For more informaton, call 437-2599 or www.peaceftmyers.com. CATS & DOGS


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Coming across a school of big mature redfish can happen just about anywhere as they make their annual run out of the back country in large schools and out through the passes to spawn. Consistently catching lots of big redfish will be common for this next six weeks or so. Some of the better redfish action was close to home for me last week. Mangrove shorelines and keys from Cork Key south to the mouth of the river were all good places to get hooked up. When fishing under the bushes, a cut pinfish for bait was hard to beat. Not all the redfish for the next six weeks or so are going to be found right up against the red mangrove roots. A few other places I always do well on redfish this time of year are more about the salt and pepper bottom and sand holes than the usual mangrove shoreline fishing. Grass flats around Fishermans Key and Merwin Key in the mouth of the river will be holding some bigger schools. Shallow sandbars are also good places to try. The sandbar that runs around the outside of Wulfert Keys, along with the Jug Creek shoal, always get some bigger schools of redfish on them. Scouting these areas and working out how the fish use them on different stages of the tide can pay off big. Unlike mangrove fishing out on the open grass flats is all about laying your chunk of cut ladyfish or mullet chunk right in the sandy spots. Sitting way off and making long casts with the chunks to what seems to like the middle of nowhere caught lots of reds. When the sun is out, spotting how these sand holes and mottled bottom areas are laid out is easy. When you get to sight-fish a moving school of redfish, the bait simply does not matter. Just pitch out in front of them and hold on. With so many hungry fish its all about competition as they charge the bait. Redfish and Captiva passes both will hold huge amounts of redfish as they make their annual run from the back country to the gulf. The Sanibel Pier will also light up with a big redfish run. The majority of these fish around the passes will be well over the slot of 27 inches and should be handled carefully as they are the breeding stock and the future of our great redfish stocks. Last week I had some family trips where it was all about fast action. We fished feeding fish under birds both bayside and gulfside. Blitzes in the bay were composed of lots of ladyfish along with trout, bluefish, jacks and Spanish mackerel. These schools in the bay also held a few scattered rolling tarpon. Areas north of Chino Island were a great place to keep a rod bent. Gulfside or roughly a mile of so out of Redfish Pass, Captiva Pass or Boca Grande Pass, the birds, baitfish and feeding fish were very active. Larger Spanish mackerel along with bonita, and even a few king mackerel, were easy to locate and catch. With a boatload of clients, this makes for easy fishing, either running and gunning the breaking schools of fish and casting into them with small silver spoons or trolling small lipped plugs through the schools made for multiple hook-ups. With autumn here and the water temperature starting to cool off, fishing is really picking up. The annual bait migration is kicking off slowly, making its way south along the beaches and through the bay with all the predators that follow. These last few weeks, after a long hot summer, the water has really come alive.Capt. Matt Mitchell has been fishing local waters since he moved to Sanibel in 1980. He now lives in St. James City and works as a back country fishing guide. If you have comments or questions email captmattmitchell@aol.com. Send Us Your Fish TalesThe River Weekly would like to hear from anglers about their catches. Send us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of catch, species and weight, and include photographs with identification. Drop them at the River Weekly, 1609 Hendry Street, Suite 15, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, or email to press@riverweekly.com. Donny Frye, left, and Rod Mitchell with two 26-inch redfish caught while fishing with Capt. Matt Mitchell last week Reservations Required for All Cruises All Cruises(239)472-5300Cruises depart from beautiful Captiva Islandwww.captivacruises.com THE BEST WAY TO SEE THE ISLANDS IS FROM THE WATER THE BEST WAY TO SEE THE ISLANDS IS FROM THE WATERCall for departure time 10 a.m. Island Cruise to Useppa Or Cabbage Key Adventure Sailing Cruises 4:00 p.m. Dolphin Watch Cruise Beach & Shelling Cruise Sunset Serenade Cruise with Island Musicians 2 1 2 1 for forUp to $25 ValuePresent this coupon for complimentary admission when a 2nd admission of equal or greater value is purchased. Offer not valid w/ any other discount or promotion. 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THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 30, 201113 Voted as a Top 5 Best Breakfast in Florida By Southern Living Open 7 am 10 pm 7 Days a Week Breakfast Endless Happy Hour Huge Kids Menu Outside Voted BEST Family Dining We Proudly Serve Now Serving Fresh BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island CROW Case Of The Week: Coopers Hawkby Emilie AlfinoPeople go to hospitals to get well, but birds of prey are more likely to get hurt there than helped. On August 5, a Coopers hawk was found in the parking lot of Cape Coral Hospital. He came to CROW with absolutely no history, as is often the case. Coopers hawks are very high-stress patients; you have to be very cautious handling them because they can injure themselves or even die from the stress, said Dr. Jess Brugler. We have special hoods we can put over them so they cant see, and it helps them calm down. The hawk was slightly thin but otherwise in pretty good shape except for his left wing where the equivalent of a persons forearm is located. I noticed some swelling, Dr. Jess said. He just wasnt using the wing quite right. An X-ray was taken and showed he had a fracture of his radius. The best news is that it was a very short fracture and the bone was still in very good alignment, with his bones right next to each other, Dr. Jess explained. Thats probably why the swelling wasnt worse than it was. It also was a closed fracture, meaning the skin wasnt broken. In factures like this, even in humans, the other forearm bone, the ulna, serves as a kind of internal splint, Dr. Jess explained. With most fractures like this, we would put a bandage on his wing to keep him from flapping that wing, but we decided not to do that with him, the doctor said. He was put in a quiet cage and left alone. We kept the ICU lights out to keep it dark in there. You could say we put him on cage rest. Three days later, staff rechecked him to see how the swelling was and gave him an injection of calcium. A lot of calcium is used to heal bones and Dr. Jess didnt want the hawks other bones to get brittle as a result. On August 22, his cage had to be cleaned, so he was taken out. He had been eating really well and was fairly quiet. It gave Dr. Jess a chance to palpate the fracture area, and she could feel that his bone was starting to heal but remained a little bit unstable. I wanted to leave him alone for a few more days, Dr. Jess said. A week later, another calcium injection was administered, just to be safe. More X-rays were taken and the bone appeared to be worse but looks can be deceiving. Its actually just new bone being formed around the fracture and that can make it appear to be swollen or misaligned. It was healing really well and it was very stable, said Dr. Jess. That course of treatment continued for about another week and then the hawk was moved outside to a small flight cage so he could practice flying. He was only there for a few days when he started getting showing stress, as he was bumping into walls because he wanted to keep flying. We wanted to get him back home to Cape Coral as soon as possible, but not to the hospital parking lot, said Dr. Jess. The Coopers hawk was released on September 2 in a wooded area in Cape Coral as close to his home territory as possible. This case is a really good example of how we can keep these birds calm and quiet and they can heal amazingly well on their own, Dr. Jess concluded. These guys are just fantastic in their ability to heal. CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a nonprofit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from the Gulf Coast of Florida. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to PO Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit www.crowclinic.org. A Coopers hawk in flight After: On August 28, the fracture was healing well Before: It was lucky the bones stayed in good alignment when fractured Americas Boating CourseThe San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron will be offering Americas Boating Course Saturday, October 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This course is recognized by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators. The state of Florida recently passed legislation requiring anyone born after January 1, 1988 to have passed a safe boating course and obtain a Boating Safety Education ID card, which is valid for life, in order to operate a boat with more than 10 hp. Each student will receive a card/certificate from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission upon completion of the class. The course consists of two sessions on consecutive Saturdays. The second session will be on October 29, also from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.Topics covered include hull design, docking, anchoring, handling boating emergencies, reading channel markers and many other topics to make each boating experience safer and more enjoyable. Successful completion of this course entitles the boater to six months free membership in a United States power squadron.The cost of the course is $40 with a $20 cost for a second person sharing the instruction materials. The course will be held at the San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron classroom, 16048 San Carlos Boulevard. Register online at www.scbps.com or call the office at 466-4040. The Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival Fishing Tournament. Saturday, November 5. Fishing on all Lee County waterways with tourney awards at Matlacha Park, 4577 Pine Island Road NW, Matlacha 33993. The tournament is part of the Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival. Register and get details online at www. CalusaBluewayPaddlingFestival.com. 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THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 30, 201114 World-Renowned Underwater Explorer To SpeakLee Memorial Health System Foundation announced that it will host world renowned underwater explorer and diver Barry Clifford. Clifford is the only person ever to have found a full pirate shipwreck. Cliffords findings have been detailed in prestigious media including The New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, The History Channel and National Geographic Channel. Clifford made world headlines in 1984 with his discovery of the pirate shipwreck Whydah wrecked in a storm off Cape Cod, Massachusetts in 1717. Over 200,000 artifacts and treasures from the wreck were in tact and, as of 2011, were still being recovered and brought to the surface. Cliffords findings have been remarkably educational for historians and have changed the way we view pirates, their habits and lifestyle. On Thursday, October 13 at the prestigious Club at Renaissance, Clifford will share his amazing story in support of The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida Capital Campaign. The Club at Renaissance is located at 12901 Renaissance Way in Fort Myers. Clifford will share his tales of discovery in a speech entitled Whydah Expedition The Legacy Left Behind. The evening will include a plated dinner featuring island cuisine, cocktails and silent and live auctions full of trips and treasures. Live auction selections include luxury trips to see Cliffords National Geographic traveling exhibit in Phoenix, Arizona; a trip to Cape Cod, Massachusetts to visit the Expedition Whydah Sea Lab & Learning Center; an escape to Grand Cayman Island and a trip for four to St. Thomas to stay at the Buccaneer Hotel and take a VIP private tour of the Cruzan Rum factory. Silent auction selections include luxury trips to Key West and St. Augustine, fine jewelry, artwork, spa treatments incorporating elements of the sea, and fashion handbags. Lee Memorial Health System Foundation Senior Director of Marketing Jeannie Cummings said, We are incredibly honored to have Mr. Clifford headline this evening on behalf of our Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida Capital Campaign. His appearances are very rare and we are delighted that the Southwest Florida community will have the opportunity to hear his educational and truly remarkable story of Cape Cod childhood lore that came true. Florida has a wonderful and extensive pirate history, so we expect a quickly sold out evening. The event is sponsored in part by Lee Memorial Health System Foundation, The Club at Renaissance, Range Rover/ Land Rover of Fort Myers, Brittania Electric and Ruby & Pearls. Norman Love Confections will provide ultra-premium chocolates and confections for each live auction winning bidder. Admission is $150 per person and corporate sponsorships are currently available. Call 343-6950 for the once-in-alifetime opportunity to hear how pirates really lived. Clifford is one of the worlds bestknown undersea explorers and has been involved in underwater archaeological exploration for virtually his entire adult life. Between 1974 and 1984, Clifford organized, directed and conducted diverelated work such as underwater construction, oil-spill control, contract sea-rescue and salvage operations, including the MV Islander ferry in 1980. He also used historical research, remote-sensing techniques, and underwater surveys to locate numerous shipwrecks off Cape Cod, as well as at Hellgate in New Yorks East River, the Indian Ocean, and a number of locations in the Caribbean. After several years of exhaustive research and exploration, Clifford made world headlines in 1984 with his discovery of the pirate shipwreck Whydah wrecked in a storm off Cape Cod in 1717. The Whydah is the only solidlyidentified pirate shipwreck ever discovered, and, as of 2011, artifacts from the wreck site are still being archaeologically excavated during Cape Cods brief dive seasons. With over 200,000 artifacts recovered, the project has completely revised the worlds understanding of pirates, shedding new light on a lost age (The New York Times March 11, 1997). The Massachusetts Board of Underwater Archaeological Resources, and other state and federal agencies, have lauded the Whydah Project as a model for private archaeology, and the project has been covered in National Geographic Magazine and National Geographic Television as part of a National Geographic Special Event. Recovery operations are conducted with his 75 vessel Vast Explorer. With his background as a teacher, Clifford has always emphasized the educational aspects of his work. In 1990, he established a five-year visiting exhibition of Whydah artifacts at The Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum. In 1996, he established Exhibition Whydah Sea-Lab & Learning Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts. This museum has proved to be a unique showcase for what underwater exploration can accomplish through careful historical and scientific research. It was the only maritime museum featured by The New York Times in its 2002 special Museums of America section. Artifacts from The Whydah Collection have also been featured as traveling exhibits at such venues as The City Arts Center in Edinburgh Scotland (19951996), Explorers Hall of The National Geographic Society in Washington DC (1999-2000), The Ubersee Museum in Bremen, Germany (1999-2000), and The Statehouse Museum in Boston, Massachusetts (2000-2001). In 2007, a selection of artifacts from the Whydah collection began a major nation-wide traveling exhibition, entitled Real Pirates under the auspices of The National Geographic Society, Arts & Exhibitions International and Historic Shipwrecks, Inc. This exhibit has received rave reviews, and has proven extraordinarily popular at venues including The Museum Center in Cincinnati, The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, The Field Museum in Chicago, Nauticus at Norfolk, Virginia, St. Louis, Houston, and Denver. Live Animal ShowThe Cape Coral Yacht Club will host a live animal show presented by the Critterman on Friday, October 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. This show will feature some amazing and unique animals such as a small alligator, large albino Burmese python, emperor scorpion, and a dancing umbrella cockatoo. There will be free arts and crafts and giveaways. Hot dogs, popcorn and treats will be available for purchase. A family four-pack of tickets to the Naples Zoo will be given away. The cost is $5 per person, ages two and under are admitted free. The Cape Coral Yacht Club is at 5819 Driftwood Parkway. Sunset CelebrationThe sunset celebration at Cape Coral Yacht Club will be going pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness. There will be live music with Michael Hirst and a classic car cruise-in with over 25 cars from the s to the s. The celebration runs from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Ocober 5. Food and drink specials will be available at KCs Riverstop. Over 35 vendors will be selling their arts and crafts, jewelry, and gift items.This is a fantastic evening for friends and family. Sunset Celebration is free to the public. Space is still available for vendors. Call 574-0806 for more information. The Cape Coral Yacht Club is at 5813 Driftwood Pakeway. JACARANDAThe Entertainment Nightly in Sanibels Social Scene1223 PERIWINKLE WAY, SANIBEL 472-1771 Happy Apps $5.95Sesame Encrusted Ahi Tuna, Crispy Fried Calamari, Chilled Oysters, Steamed Shrimp, BBQ Beef Satays Snow Crab Legs, Chicken WingsSanibels Best HAPPY HOUR4 7 p.m. Nightly in the lounge2 for 1 DrinksCall & Well Liquor, Draft Beer Selections, Select House Wine Rain Barrel Workshop In Fort MyersJoin Florida Yards and Neighborhoods for its Rain Barrel Workshop and learn how rain barrels can collect water from your roof. Only a inch of rain on a typical roof will create over 600 gallons of water. During class, 55-gallon recycled barrels will be transformed into rain barrels during the class for students to take home. The benefits are clear: conserve water, prevent storm water run-off, and save money. The workshop takes place Saturday, October 29 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Rutenberg Eco Living Center, 6940 South Pointe Boulevard in Fort Myers. The cost per rain barrel is $45. Advance registration is required both to attend the class and to reserve a rain barrel. Go to http://lee.ifas.ufl.edu and scroll down and click on icon WebTRAC for moreinformation, or call 533-7514.


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 30, 201115 Plant SmartAir Potatoby Gerri ReavesAir potatos (Dioscorea bulbifera) name doesnt begin to capture its threatening nature. If you ever see a vine with light brown smooth potatoes hanging from it, youve seen one of the most invasive and ecologically damaging plants in South Florida. Also called air yam, this plants record reads like an FBI rap sheet. The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) recommends that air potato be removed from public and private properties to help protect the states natural areas. Furthermore, the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council lists the plant as one of Floridas most invasive plant species, earning it category-1 status. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services added it to the Florida Noxious Weed List in 1999. Take note, homeowners: plants on the Florida Noxious Weed List may not be introduced, possessed, moved, or released without a permit. In the opinion of scientists and laypeople alike, this climber is as harmful as the infamous kudzu. Native to tropical Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, this vine develops stems of 70 feet or more. It invades a wide variety of habitats, including pinelands and hammocks, where it excels at climbing trees and smothering and killing them. Eye-catching spherical tubers, or potatoes, form in the leaf axils. The long broad heart-shaped leaves look pleated, so it is easy to understand why it was once valued as a fast-growing ornamental. The pale green flowers appear in panicles or spikes about four inches long that seem to dangle from the vine. The seeds are partially winged. Air potato has a long history in this hemisphere, for it was introduced from Africa to the Americas during the years of slave trading. It is documented to have arrived in Florida in 1905. Fortunately, the stems will die back during the colder months. However, the aerial tubers store the seeds to wreak later havoc. And, to make dispersal even more difficult to prevent, the underground tubers can float. Eliminating this scourge is a daunting ongoing process. Homeand businessowners can help by eradicating it from their properties. Sources: fleppc.org and edis.ifas.ufl. edu. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create a low-maintenance, droughttolerant, hurricaneand pest-resistant South Florida landscape. This native pine tree is being engulfed by the highly invasive air potato vine photos by Gerri Reaves Dont even think about making French fries with these air potatoes, which are dangerous to ingest Often overlooked by landscapers, the thriving air potato threatens native plants by eventually smothering them Plantation Shutters Marcia Feeney Cindy Malszycki Jeanie TinchDesigners: Voted Best 2007-2011 HH OO MM EE I I NN TT EE RR II OO RR SS GulfCoast.DecoratingDen.comYour Sanibel Hunter Douglas Rep.all lines! Windows, Furniture, Rugs, Accessories Complimentary In-home Consultations Firehouse Community Theater AuditionsThe Firehouse Community Theatre in Labelle will be casting for its Christmas Toyshop on Tuesday, September 27 at 6 p.m. at the theater. Rehearsals will begin on Thursday, September 29. This production, under the direction of Mike Shough, has roles for people of all ages and genders. Key roles are a kindly ole toymaker named Nick, and a town official who would like to own his own business. If you would like to sing in the christmas musical, Nick Fidanza will be holding musical auditions on Saturday, October 1 at 9 a.m. at the theater, followed by a short rehearsal for the Firehouse Singers. If you are already with the singers, plan to be there for this first rehearsal. Auditions for Arsenic and Old Lace will be Saturday, November 12 at 3 p.m. and Monday, November 14 at 6 p.m. If you have any questions, call the box office at 863-675-3066 or email info@ firehousecommunitytheatre.com. The Firehouse Community Theatre is at 241 North Bridge Street in Labelle. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 30, 201116 Art Walks The Runway And Edison College Presents A One-Act Play At The Sidney & Berne Davis Art CenterThe Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center presents wearable art and art couture at Octobers Art Walk. Artist/fashion designers from Southwest Florida will be showing some of their spectacular canvas and runway designs. The fashion show takes place on October 7 at the Art Center, 2301 First Street, in the River District, downtown Fort Myers. Helen Gerros statement-making, bold range of designer womens wear and handpainted dresses are a unique example of art couture. Gerro will feature designs from three of her collections. Guests will see her casual collection of Gerro painted jeans and short party dresses at 6:30 p.m. She will showcase her artsy evening collection of dark, goth fashions with headpieces galore at 8 p.m. The 9 p.m. finale will be her must-see, haute art couture day glow collection. Coming from a large family in rural Minnesota, Gerro taught herself the rudiments of sewing and design at an early age. She has been sewing and creating clothing since age nine. I moved to New York at the age of 21, and now thats where I really learned about the fashion industry and the garment district. Thats where I was really inspired and learned how to develop my own line and take it to the market, from sketch, design, line, collection, sales and manufacturing to delivery. After three years, Gerro found herself back in Minneapolis, where she sold her own line, called Gerro, to major fine department stores such as Dayton Hudson, Marshal Fields and Nordstroms, as well as better boutiques throughout the U.S. In 2003, she and her husband moved to the Gulf Coast of Florida, where she set up a small specialty shop selling her dresses and art. You can find her Gallery/Studio at 207 East Marion Avenue in Punta Gorda. Maria Pia of Dore Designs will be showing some pieces from her collection at 7:30 p.m. Maria Pia Malerba was born in the Puglia region in southern Italy. She studied art in high school and then went on to study at Accademia di Belle Arti, a fine art institute. She went to Lake Como where she became a textile designer, creating textile designs for Dolce & Gabana, Versace and Cavalli. Malerba moved to southwest Florida two years ago. She came into contact with Dore and was fascinated and inspired by the world of ballroom dance gown design. All of the gowns, from the ballroom gowns to Dores new line of evening wear, are made with creativity and innovation to accentuate the beauty of the womans figure. Every gown is precisely painted, and every gown is unique with the glimmer of thousands of Swarovski crystals. The runway is going to come to life with color, glimmer and shine. The inspiration comes from the design of the dress, the color, the fabric and the element of dance. When I paint I generally have a vision. I see the design flowing with the natural movement of the way the body flows, creating a fusion of art in motion. Dore Designs is a nationally recognized name in ballroom fashion. Its gowns have been worn on So You Think You Can Dance. At 7 p.m. and again at 8:30 p.m., Edison College will present Chronicles Simpkins Will Cut Your Ass, by Rolin Jones. It premiered at the Humana Festival of New American Plays (Actors Theatre of Louisville) in 2008 as part of a longer work called Game On. Volunteers are needed for the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center to assist in the office and with regularly scheduled seasonal events. Contact Sally Joslyn at 333-1933 or sally.sbdac@gmail.com for more information. Everybody is recycling. Why not your gold? 520 TARPON BAY ROAD (ACROSS FROM BAILEYS) SANIBEL, FL 33957 239-472-2888 LILYJEWELERS.COM Team Lily offers the highest return on gold, platinum, silver, loose diamonds, colored gem stones, estate jewelry, coins, silverware and Rolex watches! We treat you and your items with the integrity and honesty you have come to expect from Lily & Co. Always private and secure, we never re-sell your precious memories, they are lovingly recycled and put back into the market. Empty that jewelry box and ll your pocket book today! Call Dan at 239.472.2888 to make an appointment. 520 (A CR S LI LY to make an appointment Designed to accentuate the figure All the gowns are creative and innovative Every gown is unique A photoshoot with model wearing a Maria Pia design


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 30, 201117 Free Family Arts FestivalFall for the Arts is fast approaching and the list of participating cultural organizations, performers, artists and authors is rapidly growing. Come sample ways to get involved in Southwest Floridas arts community. Watch area performing groups sing, dance, play, act and even fence on the open air amphitheater stage. Witness the spirit of creativity as visual artists demonstrate their talents in painting, drawing, sculpting and mixed media. Fall for the Arts is a free family festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 22 on the Alliances 10-acre campus on McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers. Participating cultural organizations include: Art Poems, ArtFest Fort Myers, Artful Missions, Arts For Act, Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Calusa Carvers, Cape Coral Art Studio, Florida Repertory Theatre, Gulf Coast Writers Association, Imaginarium Science Center, Laurel Fine Arts Foundation, Music Together, Pan American Alliance, Pushing Daisies, Southwest Florida Symphony, Southwest Florida Craft Guild, Southwest Florida Historical Society, Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida, Weavers of Char-Lee and WGCU Public Media. Visit www. artinlee.org to see a complete list of performers, artists, authors and other participants. Artists and cultural organizations have until Friday, September 30 to register to participate. Registration is $35 for Alliance members and $50 for nonmembers. More information is available at www.ArtInLee.org or you can call 939-2787. 1149 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 239/472-0176 fax 239/472-0350 www.jnaislandrealestate.comIf you are interested in listing your island property, contact the islands oldest and most prominent real estate company. We get results! New ListingGREAT VIEW! This might be the best lot in the gated Calusa Palms development. Home overlooks the wide part of the lake with a majestic fountain. This Sago Model is a 3br, 2ba open oor plan w/attached 2 car garage, an open back porch overlooking the lake with sliding doors off the master bedroom and living room. Room to add a private pool. Granite countertops in kitchen and marble vanity tops in both bathrooms, matching cabinetry in kitchen and bathrooms are a few of the upgrades that make this a fantastic opportunity. Low HOA fees include cable in this very well maintained South Ft. Myers community making this the home you dont want to miss out on. Offered for $229,900 Contact Bob Berning 239/699-9597 or Ken Colter 239/851-1357. Crown ColonyFantastic Lake Views in the prestigious Crown Colony Golf & Country Club. This 2 bedroom/2 bath Heron model has so many options, the best may be the greatly expanded pool and deck area with a commanding long view of the lake with a sunset view. Location is always important, and this house really delivers. More options include stainless kitchen, custom coffered ceiling treatments, custom fans, built-in wood cabinets for the of ce/3rd bedroom, built in custom entertainment center in living room with large screen HDTV, satellite dish and built-in surround audio system that stays. The very large pool with spa has both solar and electric heater. Electric shutters at front and rear entries. Price Reduced to $398,000. Contact Larry Hahn 239/898-8789 Jonathan Harbour 17045 Marina Cove LaneBeautiful remodeled contemporary home with 4 bedrooms and 2 baths. Exceptional water views from every room. Includes private dock. Offered for $1,900,000. Contact Ralph or Cathy Galietti 239.826-5897 or Nancy Finch 239/822-7825 The Oakes at Whiskey Creek2-4 Bedroom condos priced from $114,000. NEW NEVER LIVED IN condos with garage. All the upgradescabinets, granite, stainless steel appliances and all fresh paint. Great Central Location.minutes to shopping, close to the airport and beaches. Make your appointment today easy to show. Contact Diane Jayne 239-297-2349 or Bill Bolt 239/470-8307 Colonial ShoresAre you looking for a home in one of south Fort Myers most popular communities? Are you looking for a home that is in absolute pristine condition? Look no more. This 3BR, 2BA plus den is so well maintained you would think that its brand new. Nice neutral colors with upgraded tile layed on the diagonal. Kitchen has raised panel cabinets & corian counters. Colonial Shores is a gated, newer community with an outstanding location off the Iona corridor-close to Sanibel Island, Fort Myers Bch, Bunche Bch, Tanger Outlet Mall, restaurants & all that this area has to offer. HOA fees include lawn care (cut & trim), lawn fertilization, exterior pest control AND water for irrigation AND basic Cable. Offered for $289,000. Contact Nancy Finch 239/8227825 Exceptional Home on Almost 1 Acre!Words truly cant describe this extraordinary home/location, but Better Homes & Gardens de nitely comes to mind. This 4 BR (could be 5 or 6), 4 1/2 bath home has too many new upgrades to mention all. New kitchen Thermidor frig, Wolf stove, Miele DW, custom cabs/granite counters. 1st oor master has new Master Bath Custom Vanities, Kohler Jacuzzi, walk-in Rain Shower, closet built-ins. 3 new A/Cs New Roof Many new Hurr. rated windows. Custom wood and marble oors, Spanish tile. The yard is big (almost an acre) and beautiful! The back is completely fenced, and the property extends approx 20-30 beyond the back fence and was left natural for a very private setting. Perfect for play area, outdoor activities, or just enjoying nature. Garage has extra storage rm/workshop. Pinehurst is a great community, all larger homesites, tucked off of the popular Daniels Rd. corridor convenient to shops, restaurants, hospital/medical, SWFL Reg Airport, Twins training stadium. Offered for $699,000. Contact Nancy Finch at 239/822-7825. Fort Myers Art League WinnersThe winners of a recent contest at the Art League of Fort Myers, judged by Scott Guecher, are as follows: Color and form 1st Place: Memphis Mercury, photography by Steve Conley. Judges comment: I felt this photograph best exhibited both color and form. It also has a nice blend of abstraction with some realism. 2nd Place: Cheers All, mixed media, by Susan Mill. Judges comment: Beautiful use of color with very nice broad brush strokes which show plenty of emotion. 3rd Place: Fall Profusion, oil, by Cynthia Egan. Judges comment: The bright colors and organic forms draw you in like a multicolored river. Merit Award: Passiflora Incarnata, digital photography, by Daniel P. West. Merit Award: Tangled, mixed media, by Pat Hart Merit Award: Bamboo Mix, photography, by Allen Tiller. Honorable Mention: Pow Wow Fancy Dancie, digital photography, by William Hofer. Honorable Mention: Dog 1, acrylic, by Zaki. Honorable Mention: Sanibel Moon, digital collage, by James Leese. General comments by Guelcher: As an artist who deals with color, it was difficult to judge so many wonderful pieces of art. The show exemplified color and form in every aspect. I was very impressed by the diversity of media and subjects. I am honored to have been involved in this process. To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 30, 201118 October At Lakes Regional LibraryNext months roster of activities at Lakes Regional Library offers topics for all ages. The following activities are free to the public: Adults Book Discussion: Laura Hillenbrands Unbroken, 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 18 Hillenbrands book is the story of Louie Zamperini, a juvenile delinquent turned Olympic runner turned Army hero. It is a tale of daring, defiance, persistence, ingenuity, and the ferocious will of a man who refused to be broken. Registration is required. Family Baby-Parent Rhyme Time 10 a.m. Monday, October 24 Be prepared to tickle, jump and fly with your baby! These rhymes and songs are for infants up to 24 months accompanied by an adult. This 20-minute program is filled with songs designed to introduce rhyming and movement to infants. Registration is required. Toddler Storytime 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 26 Children two years old and their caregivers participate in song, fingerplays and short stories. The success of this age group depends on adult participation and encouragement. Toddler storytime lasts approximately 30 minutes. Family Storytime 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 26 This program is for the whole family and lasts about 30 minutes. Children Animal Antics 10:30 a.m. Thursday, October 6 Enjoy heartwarming stories about brave animals. Discover special heroes. A craft will follow. For ages two through five. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lakes Regional Library. Registration is required. Art Adventure 4 p.m. Tuesday, October 18 Discover the artist within. Learn new ways to express yourself through arts and crafts. All materials will be provided. For grades kindergarten through five. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lakes Regional Library. Registration is required. Kids Read Down Fines 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, October 20 Do you have library fines? Take care of them by reading. Children and teens can earn a $2 coupon for every 15 minutes of reading during the allotted time in the designated area of the library. For ages 18 and younger. Preschool Storytime 11 a.m. Monday, October 24 Preschoolers (ages three to five) attend this storytime independently while parents or caregivers wait nearby in the library building. This storytime includes activities that require more participation and a longer attention span. Each preschool storytime lasts about 30 minutes. Monster Mash 10:30 a.m. Thursday, October 27 Monsters dont have to be scary! Enjoy stories and songs about ogres, giants, and other creatures that are more friendly than fearsome. For craft time, children design their own monsters. For ages two through five. Registration is required. Teens Kids Read Down Fines 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, October 20 Do you have library fines? Take care of them by reading. Children and teens can earn a $2 coupon for every 15 minutes of reading during the allotted time in the designated area of the library. For ages 18 and younger. The Lakes Regional Library is located at 15290 Bass Road in Fort Myers. For more information about a program or to register, call the library at 533-4000. A sign language interpreter is available with five business days notice. Assistive listening system available; request at desk. Check the Lee County Library Systems website at http://library.leegov. com. Call the host library, or Telephone Reference at 479-INFO (4636), for more information about a specific program. Dunbar-Jupiter Hammon LibraryNext months roster of activities at Dunbar-Jupiter Hammon Public Library offers topics for all ages. The following activities are free to the public: Adults Wii Your Way to Fitness 11 a.m. Saturdays, October 8 and 22 Laugh while you melt away the pounds and connect with others while you stretch it out. All are welcome; bring a friend. Family Toddler Storytime 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 26 Children two years old and their caregivers participate in song, fingerplays and short stories. The success of this age group depends on adult participation and encouragement. Toddler storytime lasts approximately 30 minutes. Registration is required. Teens Gaming at Your Library 4 p.m. Thursday, October 13 So you think you can play? DunbarJupiter Hammon Public Library is up for the challenge in this day filled with fun and games. Beat your best score. Challenge your friends and have a great time. There will be a prize for the highest score. Refreshments will be served. Pizza and Pages 4 p.m. Tuesday, October 18 Its a pizza party and youre invited! Whats better than dinner and a movie? Answer: dinner and a book! Teens, pick up the required reading at your local library and join Dunbar-Jupiter Hammon Public library to discuss it. Was the plot obvious? Did the storyline keep you at the edge of your seat? Bring your thoughts, questions and opinions; well bring the pizza! Ask at the desk for this months book title. The Dunbar-Jupiter Hammon Public Library is located at 3095 Blount Street in Fort Myers. For more information about a program or to register, call the library at 533-4150. A sign language interpreter is available with five business days notice to library staff. Assistive listening system available; request at desk. Check the Lee County Library Systems website at http://library.leegov. com or pick up an events calendar to find out about programs at other locations. Call the host library, or Telephone Reference at (239) 479-INFO (4636), for more information. Solar Solutions12995 S. 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Milo also has an attractive wife and an adopted daughter at home in Brooklyn, where the ex-husband tends to show up regularly when Milos away doing dirty jobs for the CIA. Trying to leave his old life of lies and secrets behind, Milo has settled into a desk job in New York, but the capture of a long-sought assassin and accusations against an old colleague require Milo to once again assume the guise of a tourist for the Company to find out the truth. Milo has many aliases and a pocketful of false passports, as the trail leads to Venice, Geneva, Paris, Berlin, Alabama, New Mexico, Washington, DC, and Disney World. The Tourist, a novel by Olen Steinhauer, has drawn rave reviews in the The New York Times, Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly and Time. The Tourist should be savored now. As rich and intriguing as the best of le Carre, Deighton, or Graham Greene. Steinhauers complex, moving spy novel is perfect for our uncertain, emotionally fraught times. Los Angeles Times. Film rights to The Tourist have been optioned by Warner Brothers for George Clooney. Written in short chapters with non-stop action, the book is impossible to put down. The Tourist, By Olen Steinhauer. Minotauer Books, St. Martins Publishing Group, New York. Paperback, 425 pages, $14.99. To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 30, 201119 Big Fan Base And Winning Ways Have Brought Success To Everbladesby Ed FrankIf we turn the calendar back to 1999, there were oh so many doubters that professional hockey would succeed here in Southwest Florida. How wrong they were. This week begins the 14th season for the Florida Everblades when they host the Chicago Express, an ECHL expansion team, in a pair of pre-season tuneups tonight, Friday, and tomorrow night at Germain Arena. The puck drops at 7:30 p.m. The 13-year history of the Everblades is indeed amazing as every season has been a winning season, although Florida has yet to capture the Kelly Cup league championship. They begin the 2011-12 season with an overall record of 539-295-94. Twice, 1999-2000, and 2008-09, they recorded the league-best regular season records, 53-15-2, and 49-17-8 respectively, yet that elusive Kelly Cup title didnt come their way as the result of playoff losses. The Everblades have been successful all these years not only by playing winning hockey but also attracting a large fan base. Last season, for example, the Everblades drew 187,526 fans in 36 home games, fourth highest among the 20 teams in the ECHL. Returning for his second year as the Everblades head coach is Greg Poss, who guided the local team to their 13th consecutive playoff with a 37-30-5 record. The 46-year-old Wisconsin native has an extensive coaching resume, coming here after eight years as head coach in the German Elite League. The ECHL (it stands for East Coast Hockey League but no longer uses that full title) is somewhat a misnomer as the league stretches from Florida to New York to California to Alaska and Canada. Florida will again skate in the leagues American Conference South Division composed of Greenville, Gwinnett and the South Carolina Stingrays. Following this weekends preseason games, the Everblades open the regular season next weekend with two home games Friday and Saturday nights against Gwinnett. They are on the road for the remainder of October with stops at Elmira, Trenton and Greenville. Florida has a working relationship with four higher level hockey teams, Charlotte and Norfolk of the American Hockey Conference and Carolina and Tampa of the National Hockey League. As in the past, there will be a shuffling of players throughout the season due to injuries and call-ups. Arena Football Returns Arena Football will return here next March in the form of the new Florida Tarpons that will compete in the two-year-old Ultimate Indoor Football League. The Tarpons have signed a three-year lease to play in the Germain Arena. In its inaugural 2011season, the league consisted of only six teams, but for next season an additional 11 teams are slated to join, Florida being one of them. The local team is owned by businessman Andrew Haines. Scott Chadwick will serve as general manager. The Florida Firecats played here for eight seasons, 2001-08, as members of the now-defunct arenafootbal2 league. Financial problems resulted in the shutdown of the team about year before the entire league went out of business. Prior to its failure, the Firecats enjoyed mild success both on the field and in attendance so there should be a solid fan base for arena football when it resumes here next year. The fledgling team recently held open tryouts and more than 50 football hopefuls came out to compete for the 23 roster slots. We will have further information on this new team as the 2012 season approaches. MENS LEAGUE MENS LEAGUE STILL ACCEPTING PLAYERS STILL ACCEPTING PLAYERS CONTACT THE PRO SHOP CONTACT THE PRO SHOPShare your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 30, 201120 Workforce Development Board Receives Champion AwardSouthwest Florida Workforce Development Board presented Florida Gulf Coast University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) with the Champion Award at its annual banquet on September 9 at the Hyatt Coconut Point. Gov. Rick Scott was present and acknowledged the award recipients for their dedication and commitment to Floridas job growth. Each year, the board bestows the Champion Award to recognize the accomplishments of individuals, events or organizations that clearly demonstrate success in achieving a quality workforce for Southwest Florida. The SBDC was recognized for its outstanding work with small businesses in the five-county areas that it serves. The SBDC has been an engine for economic development in Southwest Florida for over 15 years. The organization has continuously assisted numerous businesses to either start-up, grow, or both, which translates to more jobs in Southwest Florida. SBDC director Dan Regelskis team includes certified business analysts, support staff and volunteers who contribute their time to help small businesses succeed. I am humbled by this award and appreciate the confidence in the folks that nominated us for such a prestigious honor. The SBDC is located at Florida Gulf Coast University Lutgert College of Business. It provides free and confidential business counseling as well as workshops and seminars to help small business owners with assistance on business plans, financial advice, marketing ideas and much more. Darrell Harris, chair, Hendry Board of County Commissioners; Dan Regelski, SBDC director; and Ken O Leary, president, SWFL Workforce Development Board Beckwith To Speak At National PACE ConferenceSamira K. Beckwith, president and CEO of Hope HealthCare Services and founding president of the Florida PACE Association, has been selected as a featured presenter at the National PACE Association Conference scheduled for October 9 in New Orleans. Beckwith, celebrating 20 years at the helm of Hope HealthCare Services, will present Creating Viable Community Partnerships with PACE. The session outlines how to identify and establish productive, collaborative relationships with appropriate community service agencies. PACE, the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, is a comprehensive, coordinated care program that helps the frail elderly remain independent. Under Beckwiths leadership, Hope PACE became only the second PACE provider in Florida and now offers PACE Centers in Fort Myers, Lehigh Acres and Port Charlotte, with a fourth opening in Naples later this year. PACE provides medical care and support for people 55 and older who qualify for nursing home care but who prefer to remain in their homes. The program combines healthcare services, social programs, dental care, therapies, meals and transportation. Beckwith, who was recently named to The Ohio State University Alumni Associations Board of Directors, has received the prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Stevie Awards for Women in Business. Her previous honors include the APEX Award from the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce, Gulfshore Life magazines Woman of the Year and the Junior Achievement of Lee Countys Business Leadership Hall of Fame. Samira K. Beckwith, president and CEO of Hope HealthCare Services, serves as president of the new Florida PACE Association Financial FocusDont Let Double Dip Fears Sink Investment Plansby Jennifer BaseyFears of a double-dip recession are in the air. Obviously, this isnt particularly good news; wed all like to feel that the economy is growing robustly. At the same time, however, youll want to avoid making hasty, ill-advised investment decisions based on the mere threat of a slide into another recession. Instead, youll want to keep your long-term investment plan intact in all economic environments. The possibility of a double-dip recession makes great headlines. But such events have been rare. In fact, weve seen only one double-dip recession in the past 77 years. However, this history hasnt stopped gloomy forecasters from predicting a double-dip in 1991 (it didnt happen) and in 2003 (when it didnt happen again). Will we again avoid the double-dip recession this time? Its dangerous to make predictions, but it seems more likely that what were really experiencing is a soft patch in the economic recovery as retail sales remain weak, consumer confidence is low and unemployment remains high. But on the positive side, manufacturing activity has been strong, corporate earnings have rebounded to pre-recession levels and profit margins are near all-time highs. And yet, many investors are focusing strictly on the negative reports and theyre acting on their fears by moving money from stocks to fixed-income vehicles, such as bonds. During the period from July 2008 through June 2010, investors pulled more than $200 billion out of stock-based mutual funds and put more than $475 billion into bond funds, according to the Investment Company Institute. Bonds can provide a source of regular income and will return your principal when they mature, providing the issuers dont default. Theyre an important part of most investors portfolios. But if youre joining the crowd and over-concentrating on bonds, you risk losing the following: Growth opportunities According to Ibbotson, a leading investment research organization, stocks have done particularly well following 10-year periods in which the stock market hasnt performed strongly and the past 10 years were one of the worst periods weve ever seen for stocks. And right now, many quality stocks are trading at some of the most attractive values in 15 years, as measured by price-to-earnings ratio, or P/E. Portfolio balance Ideally, you want your portfolio to contain a mix of investments stocks, bonds, international and cash designed to reflect your risk tolerance, time horizon and long-term goals. Youll need to adjust your investment mix over time to reflect changes in your life, and regular portfolio reviews will prompt you to rebalance back to your target mix and determine whether any other changes are needed. But if youre constantly disrupting your portfolios balance by reacting to short-term events, youll have a much harder time achieving your objectives. In virtually all areas of life, balance is essential and thats certainly true in regard to your investments. A double-dip recession might sound scary, but it may well never come to pass, so dont let the mere prospect throw you off your investment strategy. Good investment opportunities are out there, so dip into them. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Before investing in stocks, you should understand the risks. Stocks are subject to market risks, including loss of principal invested. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jennifer.basey@edwardjones.com. Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 30, 201121 GENERAL ELECTRIC Automatic Standby GeneratorsWhats your back-up plan?When the power goes out, depend on a GENERAL ELECTRIC standby generator to supply automatic back-up electricity to your homes essential items. 24/7 BLACKOUT PROTECTION HANDS-FREE OPERATION PERMANENTLY INSTALLED Complete Whole-House or Essential Protection Packages Available Authorized GE, Briggs & Stratton & Generac Service & Sales DealerHave Your Own Generator? Well Wire It In Safely! Your Full Service Generator Company Serving Lee County 2244-15 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Call 472-1841 for information or a Free Consultation Home Generator SystemsVOTED BEST OF THE ISLANDS 20+ YEARS Lic. #S1-11850 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Readers, I want to tell you about a wonderful event that will take place Saturday, October 15. Its the third annual Lee Bennett Hopkins Writers Institute at Edison State College, Writing for Children: Inspiration to Publication. If you are interested in any aspect of childrens literature this is the seminar to attend. There will be two outstanding keynote speakers at the seminar, Lee Bennett Hopkins and Emma D. Dryden. Hopkins is a prolific writer of books for adults and children as well as a leading writer and anthologist of poetry. He has won numerous awards and honors for his writing including the 2009 National Council of Teachers of English Excellence in Poetry for Children, the 1995 Christopher Award, and the 1996 Golden Kite Honor Book Award for his autobiographical poetry collection Been to Yesterdays. Dryden, a major voice in the field of childrens literature for over 25 years, has edited over 500 books in every genre and is currently an independent publishing agent. She served as vice president of Atheneum and Margaret K. McElderry Books, imprints of Simon & Schuster, Inc., for many years before forming her own company, These two very talented people will present the audience with individual reflections about writing for children and also engage in a discussion entitled An Editor and Anthologist: A Dialogue. There will be a question and answer period at the end of the presentations, books will be available for purchase, and Hopkins will be available for book signings after the seminar. For more information on this seminar or to register for it visit http://www.edison.edu/writersinstitute. Make sure to read next weeks column as I will be presenting an interview with Lee Bennett Hopkins about poetry and its impact on children. Ms. Greggs is adjunct faculty at Edison State College where she teaches psychology and education courses. She is also Nationally Certified School Psychologist and consultant for School Consultation Services, a private educational consulting company. Questions for publication may be addressed to smgreggs@gmail.com. Not all questions submitted can be addressed through this publication. Caf Giving $10 Coupons To Blood Donors Lee Memorial Blood Centers and Haneys Caf are teaming up for a blood drive on Saturday, October 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in two Haneys locations. All donors will receive a $10 Haneys Caf coupon. The Haneys Cafe locations are 18070 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers, and 1320 Business Way, Lehigh Acres. All blood collected remains in the Lee Memorial Health System to serve the community. Lee Memorial Health System uses 800+ units of blood each week. With both The Childrens Hospital and the only trauma center within a five county area, the need for blood locally remains constant, and needs to be replenished daily. All blood types are needed. The requirements to give blood are: Age: At least 17 years (16 with written parental consent) and in good general health. There is no upper age limit. Weight: Minimum of 115 pounds. Identification: Must provide photo I.D. with date of birth. Food: Eat a good meal before giving blood and drink plenty of fluids. Medications: Many medications such as insulin, blood pressure, thyroid, cholesterol, aspirin, antidepressants, and hormone replacement do not necessarily prevent someone from giving blood. For more information about donating blood, call 343-2333. Discover The Benefits Of Pole WalkingWalk without pain, improve your posture, burn calories, build bone density and increase your cardio stamina. These are the many benefits of walking with specialized poles. Lee County Parks & Recreation is offering Pole Walking at the North Fort Myers Community Park located at 2021 North Tamiami Trail, behind the North Fort Myers library. Morning and evening Pole Walking classes are available. Each session offers eight classes for only $30. Local resident Lindy Smith is a trained walking instructor. She will teach you everything you need to know to become and upright citizen. With a pair of walking poles in your hands, a basic stroll becomes a surprisingly easy full body workout. Wear comfortable clothing, closed toe shoes, and bring a water bottle. Walking poles will be provided for the class. For more information contact Libby Olive at 652-4512 or email Lolive@ leegov.com. Canterbury SAT And ACT ScoresCanterbury Class of 2011 test scores were significantly higher than local, state and national averages, said the schools Director of College Guidance Melissa Wilson. SAT and ACT scores are highly scrutinized in the admissions process. While most colleges report a range of scores for admitted students, suffice it to say that with higher scores come more acceptances to highly competitive universities. In addition, when a secondary school reports strong SAT and ACT averages, colleges can easily gauge the strength of the education any applying student has received. In the highly competitive climate of college admissions that students face today, SAT and ACT scores have become increasingly important in the admissions game. Critical Reading: Canterbury, 632; Lee County, NA; Florida, 487; national, 497. Math: Canterbury, 637; Lee County, NA; Florida, 489; national, 514. Writing: Canterbury, 615; Lee County, NA; Florida, 471; national, 489. Total: Canterbury, 1874; Lee County, 1447; Florida, 1447; national, 1500. ACT Average or composite scores (from the ACT Profile Report for 2011 Graduating Class in comparison to national averages): Composite: Canterbury, 28; Lee County,19; Florida, 20; national, 21. English: Canterbury, 29; Lee County, 18; Florida,19; national, 20. Math: Canterbury, 28; Lee County, 19; Florida, 20; national, 21. Reading: Canterbury, 27; Lee County, 20; Florida, 20; national, 21. Science: Canterbury, 27; Lee County, 19; Florida,19; national, 20. From page 1Pirate FestFriday, October 7 from 7 to 11 p.m. is the Pirates Ball. The street festival will take place Saturday, October 8 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, October 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Monday, October 10, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. there will be a grand pirates feast for all. The Pirate Fest is sponsored by the Town of Fort Myers Beach, Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau and many other local organizations. Proceeds will benefit the Fort Myers Beach Little League. For more information, contact Suzanne King at fmbpiratefest@gmail. com or call 727-322-5217. Send your editorial copy to:press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 30, 201122 Dr. DaveAre We There Yet?by Dr. Dave HepburnAre we there yet? Nope. Are we there yet? Nope. Are we...? Nope. ...There? Nope. Dad, why do they call the place were going to the Petrified Forest? Well you remember that dark shadow that snaked across your bedroom wall and then slunk under your bed. You could hear it as it sharpened its knife and teeth... Im not going! Fine. You can stay here in the car tonight... by yourself. I hate you. Ya... well. And so another harmonious Hepburn family vacation found us in northern California slinkerfying into the Petrified Forest. Got me to thinking, that as doctors, our job truly is to petrify you, not by wearing my new argyle socks with sandals and Bermuda shorts, which apparently isnt all that attractive, but to petrify you into petrifying yourself. Nineteenth century Luther Burbank was in California checking out surfer chicks and Johnny Carson when he made a side trip to the Petrified Forest. He figured out that a volcano exploded so violently a kazillion years ago, that it hurled down giant redwoods like matchsticks and worse yet, broke several beer bottles. The ash then covered the trees. As the tree fibres decomposed, water, laden with silicates in that ash, seeped down into the gaps, replacing the wood cell by cell with crystalized silica until the entire tree became stone. If only we could do that with our bones. Your bones need to be rock hard and if we have to petrify you into doing this, so be it. Here, let me petrify you with these osteoporotic facts: 23 percent of patients who fracture a hip are dead in less than a year. 30,000 Canadian hips fracture every year, a hip snaps every 17 minutes 1 in 4 women and at least 1 in 8 men over 50 have osteoporosis. Hip fractures related to osteoporosis end up in death in up to 30 percent of cases! (Actually 100 percent of those with hip fractures will eventually die.) Osteoporotic hip fractures consume more hospital bed days than stroke, diabetes, or heart attack. Only 44 percent of people discharged from the hospital for a hip fracture return home. A 50-year-old woman has a 40% chance of developing hip, vertebral or wrist fractures during her lifetime. My sons hockey bag has been labelled a biohazard. The lifetime risk of hip fracture is greater (1 in 6) than the 1 in 9 lifetime risk of developing breast cancer. 1 in 4 women who have a new vertebral fracture will fracture again within one year. Osteoporosis, a pediatric disease with geriatric consequences, the infamous silent thief, is a disease so debilitating and common that pharmaceutical companies focus a forest load of research into fixing it. The latest weapon in the battle of the bones is the discovery of something called a RANK ligand (discovered in my sons hockey bag) which turns an immature osteoclast into a mature osteoclast. Were not crazy about mature osteoclasts as they are the little devils that dissolve bone. A new medication, Prolia, reduces RANK ligands and hence osteoclasts remain immature, much like my mothers only son. I dont have to remind anyone who has watched family members shrink, hunch over, break their backs, snap their hips and live in pain, that anything that helps in the battle against a horrific and dangerous disease like osteoporosis is a Godsend. So, heres hoping you all get stoned and are petrified. Are we there yet? Nope. Are we there yet? Were closer. Like the column? Youll LOVE the book the Doctor is In(sane), available at Sanibel Island Bookshop. Contact Dr. Dave or read more at www.wisequacks. org. deaRPharmacistPotassium Perfects Blood Pressureby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: I have high blood pressure but Im not willing to start medication yet. Its only borderline high and I dont have insurance. If you had to pick only one vitamin, what would you suggest? MG, Ocala, Florida If Im pinned to just one vitamin, I pick potassium. Its inexpensive, sold over-the-counter at pharmacies nationwide, and well-documented to help regulate blood pressure. There are medications like Micro-K and Klor-Con available by prescription. Potassium lives in all of our cells, and you need it to move your muscles and make your heart beat in perfect rhythm. Without enough potassium on board, your muscles will cramp (and remember, your heart is a muscle). Potassium seems to protect the brain from ischemic injury (like a stroke). The scary part to me is that there are dozens of drug muggers of potassium, includingcontinued on page 25 1101 Periwinkle Way #105, Sanibel, FL 239-472-0044 www.engelvoelkers.com/Sanibel ENGEL & VLKERS List Local. Sell Global. List Local. Sell Global.Popular McGregor Woods Spacious fully furnished Home with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. Community Pool, Spa, Clubhouse, Tennis Courts and a Fishing Pier are available. 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The communities I work with try various solutions ranging from reducing the size of the apartment, offering some rent reduction, to arranging companion rooms. These communities also assist with placement if a reasonable arrangement cannot be worked out. I suggest you contact your local ombudsman to discuss your situation and possible solutions. The ombudsman is a third-party advocate and would be able to provide support and direction for you. Pryce Dear Hazel, I am sorry to hear that you are in financial crisis. Pryce has given you some very valuable up-to-date information, as she is working on a daily basis with people experiencing similar situations. I would suggest that you seek the advice of an older, very experienced financial planner who may have seen a similar situation with other people not unlike the circumstances you are in. Retirement complexes are also feeling the effects of this downturn and they dont want their residents to leave. 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PUZZLE ANSWERS My Stars FOR WEEK OF OCTOBER 3, 2011ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Cosmic changes create a potential for disruptions in your travel plans. In the meantime, you might want to consider shifting your focus to another area of your life that needs attention. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Its a good time for beauty-loving Bovines to enjoy something special for the senses. It will restore your spirit and return you to the workday world ready for the next challenge. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) With your planetary ruler, Mercury, going retrograde, you might want to slow down the pace in pursuing some of your projects. Rushing things could be counterproductive. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Tensions begin to ease in those once-testy relationships. This helps create a more positive aspect all around. Expect to hear news that could lead you to rethink a recent decision. LEO (July 23 to August 22) The pace of activity that had slowed last week now begins to pick up. This is good news for Leos and Leonas who have career-building plans that need to be put into operation. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Venus offers encouragement to romanceseeking Virgos who are ready to get up, get out and meet more people, one of whom could be that long-sought soul mate. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) An ongoing problem with a co-worker might need to be sent to arbitration. Get all your facts together so that you have a solid base from which to make your argument. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) You are usually decisive about most matters. But you might want to defer your decisionmaking this week until you get more facts. Someone is holding out on you. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) That quiet period is ending, and a new burst of activity creates some problems at the workplace. But things are soon resolved, and everything goes back to normal. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Relationships could be either helpful or hurtful as you pursue your career goals. You might have to make some difficult choices depending on what your priorities are. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) You might still have some doubts about a career move that could involve a lot of travel. If so, continue to check things out until you feel secure about making a decision. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Love rules, as Venus continues to exercise her cosmic influence on both single and attached Pisces. New developments might cause you to change your travel plans. BORN THIS WEEK: You often think of others before you consider your own needs. You enjoy helping people and would make a fine teacher or caregiver. On Oct. 9, 1635, religious dissident Roger Williams is banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony by the General Court after speaking out against the right of civil authorities to punish religious dissension. Williams established a settlement called Providence in Rhode Island, open to those seeking freedom of conscience. On Oct. 6, 1866, in Indiana, the Reno Gang carries out the first robbery of a moving train, making off with $10,000. This new method of sticking up moving trains in remote locations low on law enforcement soon became popular in the American West. On Oct. 3, 1917, the U.S. Congress passes the War Revenue Act, increasing income taxes to raise money for the war effort. A graduated tax system was introduced, with rates starting at 1 percent and rising to 7 percent for taxpayers with income above $500,000. On Oct. 4, 1927, sculpting begins on the granite images of presidents Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Roosevelt at Mount Rushmore in South Dakota. Jeffersons image was originally fashioned to the right of Washington. Within two years, the face was badly cracked and workers blasted the sculpture off the mountain. Sculpting began again with Jefferson on the left side of Washington. On Oct. 5, 1947, President Harry Truman makes the first televised presidential address, asking Americans to cut back on food to help starving Europeans. He requested that the public voluntarily forgo meat on Tuesdays, eggs and poultry on Thursdays and to save a slice of bread each day. On Oct. 7, 1960, the first episode of the one-hour television drama Route 66 airs. The show followed two young men, Buz Murdock and Tod Stiles, as they drove across the country in a Corvette convertible, doing odd jobs and looking for adventure. On Oct. 8, 1970, the best-known living Russian writer, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, wins the Nobel Prize for literature. The Soviet government demonstrated its displeasure by preventing him from personally accepting the award. Solzhenitsyns works had to be secreted out of Russia in order to be published. It was noted American wit Groucho Marx who made the following sage observation: Theres one way to find out if a man is honest -ask him. If he says Yes, you know he is a crook. When the city of Los Angeles was founded, it was given the name El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora de los Angeles de Porciuncula, which translates to The Town of Our Lady of the Angels of Porciuncula. Back then, in 1781, there were just 52 settlers to start what is now the second most populous city in the country. When speaking of dead languages, Latin is the one that probably comes to mind most often. Its not quite dead, though; its the official language of Vatican City. Those who keep track of such things say that a professional ballet dancer goes through about 130 pairs of toe shoes in a single year. The yo-yo became popular in the United States after it was marketed by Donald F. Duncan Sr., a businessman from Chicago, but he didnt invent the toy. In 1928, Duncan was on a business trip to San Francisco when he saw Philippine immigrant Pedro Flores, who had gotten financing to manufacture the yo-yos and had trademarked the name, demonstrating how to use the toy. Duncan realized that the toy had the potential to be a huge success, so he paid Flores $5,000 for all the rights. Incidentally, the name yo-yo means come-come in the native language of the Philippines. If youre like the average American, showers account for nearly one-third of your home water use. Any reviewer who expresses rage and loathing for a novel is preposterous. He or she is like a person who has put on full armor and attacked a hot fudge sundae. -Kurt Vonnegut Jr. THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAYTHE RIVER SEPTEMBER 30, 201124 1. GEOGRAPHY: What U.S. state lies directly south of South Dakota? 2. HISTORY: Which World War II battle was fought entirely by air? 3. FAMOUS PEOPLE: Martha Jane Burke was better known by what name? 4. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: Who was known as the Maid of Orleans? 5. LITERATURE: Who wrote the book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz? 6. LANGUAGE: What is something that is mordant? 7. RELIGION: Who was the rst canonized saint of the New World? 8. TELEVISION: Who is the voice of Moe in the animated comedy The Simpsons? 9. GEOLOGY: What is coal made of originally? 10. POETRY: Who wrote the line, But only God can make a tree. TRIVIA TEST1. Nebraska 2. Battle of Britain 3. Calamity Jane 4. Joan of Arc 5. L. Frank Baum 6. Caustic 7. Rose of Lima 8. Hank Azaria 9. Coal is formed from the remains of trees and plants 10. Joyce Kilmer. ANSWERS SPORTS QUIZ1. When was the last time before 2010 that no Los Angeles baseball team was in the major-league playoffs? 2. Three Seattle Mariners stole at least 25 bases each during the 2010 season. When was the last time the Mariners accomplished such a feat? 3. Name the last NFL expansion franchise before the Houston Texas in 2002 to win its inaugural regular-season game. 4. How many times has a University of Kentucky Wildcat basketball player been the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA Draft? 5. In the 2010-11 season, Teemu Selanne tallied 80 points, the third-highest total for a player 40 or older in NHL history. Who had the top two totals? 6. Who was the rst NASCAR driver other than Richard Petty to win the Daytona 500 more than once? 7. Name the last left-handed tennis player before Petra Kvitova in 2011 to win the Wimbledon womens singles title.1. It was 2003. 2. It was 2001 (Ichiro Suzuki, 56; Mark McLemore, 39; Mike Cameron, 34) 3. The Minnesota Vikings, in 1961. 4. Once -John Wall in 2010. 5. Gordie Howe (103 points in 1968-69) and Johnny Bucyk (83 points in 1975-76). 6. Cale Yarborough won it in 1968 and 1977. 7. Martina Navratilova, in 1990. ANSWERS


25 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 30, 2011 From page 22Blood Pressurecertain types of diuretics, heartburn medications, laxatives, insulin therapy and corticosteroid drugs. More classes of medications are listed in my Drug Muggers book. I cannot overestimate the importance of restoring nutrients that get depleted by medications, for this is your side effect solution! Most physicians are aware of the need to reestablish potassium levels after ordering a diuretic drug so patients are commonly told to replace potassium with a banana. FYI, one cup of papaya or french green beans has much higher amounts of natural potassium compared to one banana, a fruit that is high in sugar and prone to fungal disease at the plantation. Potassium can be depleted from the body by intense workouts (think hot yoga), any kind of dehydration, vomiting, chronic or severe diarrhea and alcoholism. If you want to know your blood levels, physicians offer a blood test to evaluate this and other electrolytes. Potassium works with its brother sodium and the two together help control your bodys water balance, which in turn regulates blood pressure. Potassium has a cumulative effect and this makes it better to take a regular dose for two or three months, rather than to take large doses for short periods of time. Never take more than your doctor recommends and be careful because potassium interacts with certain diuretics and blood pressure drugs that are potassium-sparing. Studies consistently support potassium in the regulation of blood pressure. Research has shown that adults (and animals) with high blood pressure, who are given supplemental potassium often show a drop in systolic and/or diastolic pressure by up to 12 mm Hg (sometimes more depending on the study). Animals prone to stroke also showed benefit from potassium in at least one study. Only two percent of the rats who were potassium-supplemented suffered a stroke, compared to 83 percent of the untreated group. When supplementing with potassium tablets, drink plenty of water and eat a snack because this helps ease the mineral into your body gently, while minimizing GI discomfort. DID YOU KNOW: People with fibromyalgia often have low cortisol, and yoga helps normalize cortisol levels, while reducing pain. This information is not intended to treat, cure or diagnose your condition. Suzy Cohen is the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and is a registered pharmacist. To contact her, visit www. dearpharmacist.com. SWFAS Introduces New Smart Recovery Self-Help ProgramA new self-help recovery program that is the first of its kind in Southwest Florida is being introduced by Southwest Florida Addiction Services (SWFAS) for individuals with addictive disorders of all types. Smart Recovery is the name of the program, which is an acronym for SelfManagement and Recovery Training. Participants meet each Friday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the SWFAS Outpatient Treatment and Detoxification Center, 3763 Evans Avenue, Fort Myers. There is no charge to participate, although donations will be accepted. The mutual self-help group helps people recover from all sorts of addiction and addictive behaviors and is not limited to substances such as alcohol and drugs. Those with addictions to gambling, food, the Internet, sexual behaviors and work also are welcome. Program Facilitator Webster Lyons said Smart Recovery groups exist in England, China and Poland, but this is the first group to be started in Southwest Florida. Lyons underwent five weeks of training to be recognized as a facilitator. Smart Recovery is the leading self-empowering addiction recovery support group. Out participants learn tools for recovery based on the latest scientific research and participate in a world-wide community which includes free, self-empowering, sciencebased mutual help groups, he said. The Smart Recovery four-point program offers tools and techniques for each point: 1) Enhancing and Maintaining Motivation; 2) Coping With Urges; 3) Managing Thoughts, Feelings and Behaviors; and 4) Living a Balanced Life. Lyons said the program is unlike traditional approaches to addiction recovery. Its all about focusing on the addictive behavior itself. Once you discover the underlying issues in your life that are leading to the addictive behavior, then there is no reason to turn to drugs, alcohol, food, gambling or any other activity, he said. Smart Recovery is a recognized resource for addiction recovery by the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Center for Health Care Evaluation, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the American Society of Addiction Medicine. Registration is not required. Those interested in participating can simply attend the meetings on Fridays. For more information about SMART Recovery, visit www.smartrecovery.org. SWFAS services are not free. Payment plans are available and, in many cases, private insurance may cover some of the cost of treatment. SWFAS also offers assistance for income-eligible residents. SWFAS is a United Way agency. For more information, call 332-6937 or visit www.swfas.org. THE TEAM LEADER WHO SAW A DISEASE STEAL HER MOTHERS PAST AND IS DETERMINED NOT TO LET IT TAKE HER DAUGHTERS FUTURE. alz.org/ walk800.272.3900 B E A PART OF THE MOVEMENT T O RE C LAIM THE F U T U RE. S TART A TEAM. JO IN A TEAM. Alzheimers Association. All Rights Reserved.FORTMYERS|CENTENNIALPARK|OCTOBER22|8AM Ebooks Are Available For Kindle At The Lee County E-Branch LibraryThe Lee County Library Systems eBook collection is now compatible with the worlds bestselling eBook reader, the Amazon Kindle. Patrons can now download popular and classic eBooks to a Kindle device or any mobile device running the free Kindle app, such as iPhone, iPad and Android. To get started, visit the Download Depot at the Lee County Library Systems ebranch at www.lee-county. com/library. Deb Czarnik, library manager for technical services and collection management, states, Were delighted to finally bring eBooks to Kindle users in Southwest Florida. Our eBook service has become very popular for people with other eReaders in the last year and we know Kindle users have been very anxious to use the service too. The download depot also offers eBooks and audiobooks for use on a PC or Mac computer and popular mobile devices such as a Smartphone, MP3 player, and eBook reader like the Barnes & Noble Nook and Sony Reader. Kindle users can browse the LCLSs collection of approximately 50,000 bestselling and classic eBooks from a PC or Mac computer, check out titles using a library card, and select Get for Kindle to deliver eBooks to their Kindle device or any device running the free Kindle app. Users who enjoy eBooks on Kindle will benefit from Amazons Whispersync technology that synchronizes notes, highlights and last page read between their Kindle and free Kindle apps. The library is anticipating a high demand for eBooks, so patrons are encouraged to try the Always Available eBooks with no need for holds. The library will continue to build its eBook collection so keep checking back for more titles. The Lee County Library System partners with OverDrive, Inc. (www.overdrive.com), a global leader in eBook distribution for libraries and schools, to offer this service. The Lee County Library System serves Lee County with free books, downloadable ebooks, digital content, books-by-mail, bookmobile, electronic resources, music and movies, programs and meeting space.


FINANCIAL SERVICES THE RIGHT INVESTMENTS IN YOUR IRA CANMAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE. To learn about the bene ts of an Edward Jones IRA, call or visit today.www.edwardjones.com Member SIPC Jennifer L Basey Financial Advisor1952-2 Park Meadows Dr Ft Myers, FL 33907 239-437-5900 License # 0707041 09-00014233Phone (239) 267-8405Robert CrawfordDRAPERY CLEANING WINDOW BLIND CLEANING & REPAIRWe Come To You!www.theblindrepairshop.com 10% OFF ANY SERVICE ith CERTIFIED TECHNICIANSDRAPERY/WINDOW BLIND CLEANING & REPAIR SENIOR CITIZEN & MILITARY DISCOUNTS(239) 910-7663Call & Talk To The Owner, Every Time! WeathersealROOFING & CONSTRUCTIONExperts in All Types of Roofing CONSTRUCTION/ROOFING COMPUTERS/TECHNOLOGY CONSTRUCTIONFROM REMODELING TO NEW CONSTRUCTIONNO JOB TO BIG OR TO SMALLCC Shutters Sales & ServiceAll Types of Hurricane Protection Including Impact Windows From Panels to Remote Roll Downs 239-691-9002 CGC 150-77-08 COMPUTERSPROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 30, 201126 Pets Of The Week My name is Harley and Im a oneyear-old Labrador retriever. My favorite activity is playing fetch. I like to play almost as much as I love to be around people. If youd like an active companion that you can have a great time with and who will inspire you to stay active too, then we could be the perfect match. You should also know that Im very smart so if theres anything youd like to teach me I will catch on very quickly. My adoption fee is just $45 during Septembers Labor of Love adoption promotion. Im Lola. Autumn is the perfect time to bring home a kitty like me because Im displaying all the fall colors. My tortoise shell coat is speckled with orange and black and my eyes are a beautiful gold. The main reason to take me home, though, is because Im affectionate and loving and Ill make a great addition to your family. My adoption fee is only $30 during Septembers Labor of Love adoption promotion. For information about this weeks pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at www.LeeLostPets.com. When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office, off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, rabies vaccination and county license if three months or older, flea treatment, worming, heartworm test for dogs six months and over, feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, training DVD, 10-day health guarantee, and a bag of Science Diet pet food. The adoption package is valued at $500. Lola ID# 515966 photos by squaredogphoto.com Harley ID# 479334


PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY PUZZLE ANSWERS SUDOKU SCRAMBLERS Light Tackle Sport Fishing Tarpon Snook Red sh & More CAPT. MAT CAPT. MAT T T MI MI TCHELL TCHELL USCG USCG Licensed Licensed & Insured & InsuredC: (239) 340-8651www.captmattmitchell.com email: captmattmitchell@aol.comFISHING CHARTER CONSTRUCTION/REMODELING BUILDING CONTRACTOR Helenbrook Homes, Inc.Licensed & InsuredCerti ed Building ContractorCBC026067Serving Sanibel & Captiva for the last 25 yearsNew Homes Remodeling FramingDave Helenbrook 239 / 466-4030 TREE & LAWN CARE Jesus Hernandez LAWN CARE & TREE SERVICE482-7350 www.jesuslawncare.com IMPACT WINDOWS & DOORS/GLASS CONSTRUCTION/REMODELING Windows PlusPGT Windows & Doors10831 Sunset Plaza Circle, Unit 107 Fort Myers, FL 33908 E-mail: windowsplusllc@earthlink.netLicensed & InsuredSCC131150832Phone: 239-267-5858 Fax: 239-267-7855 SWFL Window and Door SpecialistWindows PlusCONTRACTORS TREE&LAWNCARE 24/7 Rapid Response Line239-472-1888License # CMC056884 Honest Honest * Reliable Reliable * Dependable DependableTHE RIVER SEPTEMBER 30, 201127 Hemingway Look-Alike ContestHemingways Island Grill, located in Coconut Point Mall in Estero, will host its 3rd annual Hemingway Look-Alike Contest on Saturday, October 8 from 4 to 11 p.m. The event is free to enter and participate in the activities. It will feature rum tastings and food and drink specials throughout the evening. Live entertainment will be provided by reggae band Scholars Word and childrens activities will include a sandcastle building competition. A chance drawingwill feature prizes such as Florida Everblades tickets, movie passes, culinary experiences and retail gift cards. Autographed celebrity books up for sale will benefit The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida Capital Campaign. The event is sponsored by Panama Red Rums and will be hosted by Jensen Beachs very own Papa Matt Gineo winner of the national 2011 Hemingway LookAlike contest held annually in Key West. Said Hemingways Island Grill General Manager Justin Fleming, We hope people will come out to enjoy a great night of music and experience the fun island lifestyle and cuisine we offer. We think it is very important to give back to the community and are pleased to partner with The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida to ensure excellence in childrens health care close to home. To enter the look-alike contest or for more information about the event, call Fleming at 287-8756. Long Term Care Support GroupA support group for families of nursing home and assisted living facility residents will meet on October 18 at 10 a.m. at the Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center, 10051 McGregor Boulevard, Suite 101, Fort Myers. The focus is issues, concerns, and questions families face as they cope with placing a loved one in a longterm care facility. The group is open to all interested families of nursing home or assisted living residents at no charge. Call 437-3007 for more information. Free Autism Screening For Young Children The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, in partnership with the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida, offers a free monthly autism spectrum disorder screening for children 18 months to five years of age. The next screening will be held October 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at McDonalds, 12990 S. Cleveland Avenue, Fort Myers. It is estimated that one in every 150 children is diagnosed with some form of autism spectrum disorder, making it more common than childhood cancer, juvenile diabetes and pediatric AIDS combined. Medical consultants for the project stress that an early diagnosis and intensive behavioral intervention can make an immense difference not just in the development of the child, but in their families as well. The ASD screening is conducted by the Neurosciences Center at The Childrens Hospital, under the guidance of pediatric neurologist Jose Colon, MD, MPH. The screenings are administered by an advanced registered nurse practitioner, who has extensive training and experience in typical child development and developmental disorders. A physician referral is not required. To schedule a screening, call 343-6838.


HELP WANTED SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES OFFERED BOATS CANOES KAYAKS WANT TO BUY MISC. FOR SALE MISC. FOR SALE COMMERCIAL SPACETHE RIVER SEPTEMBER 30, 201128 PROFESSIONAL CLEANING SERVICESResidential Commercial Interior Windows Carpet Cleaning Jennifer Watson 239-810-6293SR 11/13 N TFN Bob AdamsResidential Renewal ServicesHandyman(Carpentry, maintenance toilets, faucets, ceiling fans, sliding doors, etc.)768-0569 or Cell 464-6460RS 11/14 M TFN Licensed & Insured 25+ years experienceCOMPANION SERVICE 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 B TFN HELLE'S CLEANING SERVICES Residential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471 Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047SR 11/13 B TFN DORADO PROPERTY MANAGEMENTHOME WATCH/CARE Full Range of Services Excellent Organizational Skills Island Resident Licensed & Insured 24/7 Call Lisa 239-472-8875RS 10/1 BM TFN MUSIC INSTRUCTIONSIn piano, saxophone, ute. On Sanibel/Captiva or South Fort Myers. Quali ed, experienced teacher. Call 239-989-7799RR 10/8 CC TFN HOUSE CARE While you are away by retired architect, Sanibel resident. Call 395-1649.RS 11/12 NC TFN DOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800SR 1/30 B TFN DOCK YOUR YACHT ON SANIBELPrime east end direct access dockage. Seawall, electricity, water, parking. Only minutes to the gulf! Call: 470-2866 RS 12/17 CC TFN 3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, Fl Phone: 239-472-3644, ext 1 Fax: 239-472-2334 www.crowclinic.orgVOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIESWe are currently seeking applicants for several volunteer positions. Positions Needed: Patient Admission Desk, Baby Bird Feeders, Gift Shop & Education Center Volunteers. Other Positions Available Throughout the Year: Clerical/Office Help, Fundraising, Special Events/Community Outreach, Educational Outreach and Grounds Maintenance. For information, please call our Volunteer Coordinator at: 239-472-3644, extension 229 or Email: volunteers@crowclinic.org RS 3/25 NC TFN PRIME SPACE FOR LEASERetail, 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! 239-850-7888SR 4/30 B TFN J&A BUSINESS CONSULTING, INC. Joe Kruzich President MBA FINANCE Bookkeeping Services Sanibel, Florida 33957 Call: 239-579-0537 NS 8/26 CC 10/14 SANIBEL HOME WATCHRetired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates (239) 728-1971NR 9/2 BM TFN BUILDING SUPERVISORThe Sanibel School Full Time, Benefits, Tolls paid Call Maureen McMenemy 239-472-1617NS 9/16 NC 10/7 ESPERANZAS CLEANING SERVICE15 Years Experience Lee And Collier County Good Rates 239-218-8376RR 9/16 CC 10/7 BUSINESS FOR SALEDowntown Fort Myers Business for sale. Owner moving out of state. For information, call 239-689-1660. $54,000RR 9/16 NC 10/7 FOR RENTSpace for rent. 2,100 sq. ft. Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Call 239-558-5230. RS 9/16 BM 10/7 HELP WANTEDIsland Cleaning Company is looking for a responsible, trustworthy and dependable person for residential and rental cleaning. Must have own transportation. Flexible hours, Saturdays required, part time turning to full time. Experience preferred. Please email tammiestotalcare@yahoo.comNR 9/23 CC 9/30 KIMBALL BABY GRAND PIANOBeautiful black satin, original owner, 24 yrs, great condition, great sound, rarely played, bench included. Can also be a stunning accent piece for any home. $6,500. 239-281-4179NR 9/23 CC 9/30 Chicos FAS Inc. seeks Senior Engineer in Fort Myers, FL to oversee monitoring & implementation of tech projects to achieve business objectives. De ne procedures, processes, work ow, system policies & guidelines. Requires BS or equivalent in CS, IT, Electrical Eng or Mechanical Eng & experience performing database admin using SQL Server & Oracle. Send resume to Karen.Kahle@chicos.com w/reference to SERK. We are an equal opportunity employer. NR 9/30 CC 9/30 REAL ESTATE ASSISTANTAggressive real estate team looking for energetic part-time assistant. Must be highly organized with strong computer skills. Please fax resume to 239-333-2388 or call 239-464-2984 NS 9/30 BM 9/30 A-NEEDA HOME CLEANINGResidential and Rental Cleaning Window and pressure cleaning Now Serving Lee County Licensed & Insured Call: 352-587-1480 / 352-860-2979NR 9/30 CC 10/21 MARY ALICE HADLEY HAND PAINTED STONEWARE POTTERYA complete service for 10 to 12 in everything from mugs, plates, bowls, and many extra pieces. Serving plates, pitchers, butter dishes, salt and pepper shakers, bean pot, candlesticks, you name it. The complete set would retail for over $2500, buy it for $900. All Hadley pottery is painted, glazed and then kilnred at 2,100 degrees Fahrenheit, making it highly resistant to chipping and scratching. It is lead-free and oven, microwave and dishwasher-safe. Each hand-crafted pottery piece is signed by an artist trained by a protege of Mary Alice Hadley, and is the mark of genuine Hadley stoneware. Call 466-4707. RS 9/30 NC 10/21 CASH PAID FOR MILITARY ITEMSCash Paid For Old Military Items. Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets, old guns, awards & more. Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280.RR 9/30 CC 10/21 RS 9/30 NC 10/14LARGE STAGHORN FERNLarge STAGHORN FERN 5 ft. wide x 5 ft. deep x 4 ft. tall. Asking $170 OBO. I live in North Ft. Myers. Sorry, no delivery. Please call 239-297-2557.VINTAGE METAL OFFICE DESK FROM SANIBEL POST OFFICETop is painted enamel white. Great for a computer desk. Pullout tray for mouse on right. Left side has door opening to 2 metal shelves. Right side has 3 drawers. Desk is 60 wide x 34 deep x 30 1/2 tall. Front center opening is 20 wide x 26 tall. $40 OBO. VINTAGE 60S BLACK LACQUER MAGNAVOX STEREO CONSOLEWith orig. Brass Oriental Decorations. Stereo has been removed. Holds LP records on left with room on right for smaller storage. Two gliding panels on top w/ oval knobs to access inside. Very good condition. Tan cloth backing behind wood grids where speakers were on front and sides. Measures 72 long x 17 1/2 deep x 25 1/2 tall. BEAUTIFUL PIECE. $45 OBO. 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REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE VACATION RENTAL ANNUAL/SEASONAL ANNUAL RENTAL PROPERTIES AVAILABLEFor a complete list visit our Website www.remax-oftheislands.com Call Dustyn Corace, RE/MAX of the Islands 239-472-2311RS 10/9 B TFN NEAR BEACH PRIVATE HOME 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH3 bedroom, 2 bath Home with heated pool, in quiet Sanibel neighborhood. Seasonal and monthly rentals. 239-472-0692 or www.4sanibel.com. RS 4/1 BM TFN SCAN CODE FOR A FREE LIST OF ALL ISLAND PROPERTIESFOR SALEVISITwww.FreeSanibelList.comPfeifer Realty Group Sanibel Island, FL239-472-0004RS 6/17 BM TFNTHE RIVER SEPTEMBER 30, 201129 Isabella RasiIbt Rt En Cbnt RS 5/13 NC TFNIsabella Rasi (239) 246-4716EftIsabellaRasi@aol.comFor Information And Showings Please Call McGREGOR WOODS GREAT FAMILY HOME IN McGREGOR WOODS! 3/3/2...make an offer!SANIBEL EAST END Elegant, Sanibel East End Canal Front Home with Boat Dock. Like New! ASKING $1,795,000KEY WEST STYLE HOME AT THE BAY IN FORT MYERS BEACH (5/4/2) Fully furnished including a boat, etc. Asking $1,190,000WALK TO BEACH1 BR/BA. Female non smoker. Share house. $500/month includes utilities. One small pet okay. 239-699-8741.RS 8/5 BM TFN SPECIAL OFFERINGSecluded 2/1 canal front cottage. Quiet end of Sanibel. Please no realtors. 239-848-8695NS 9/9 CC 9/30 GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION FALL COMMUNITY YARD SALESaturday, October 22nd 8:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. Vendor spots only $5 FREE to shop Estero Recreation Center, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd, Estero. 239-498-0415NR 9/9 NC 10/21 FOR SALE BY OWNER 2008 MOBILE HOMEAT PERIWINKLE PARK 1 Bed room new queen bed. LR with sofa bed, kitchen, refrigerator ice maker, dinning area, Bosch washer dryer, dishwasher. Trane A/C with Pro 4000 programmable thermostat. Full tile oors. Full vinyl deck. Pavers. Oodles of space. Hurricane sun & window protection lm. Home in ex. cond. Much more, too numerous to mention. Pr iced at $89,400. Ground rent $5,800/yr. 239-209-1869 or Dorisdavenport@hotmail.com.RR 9/16 CC TFN WALK TO BEACHAdorable 2 bedroom 1 bath 1/2 of duplex East End of Sanibel Great Monthly rates! Call Bob 410-913-2234RR 9/16 CC TFN FOR SALE TRAILERPeriwinkle Park 30 Trailer with attached 20x10 screen room, furnished, cozy and clean,appliances, garden area, Internet/ cable, storage sheds, paver parking. 727-207-5787. Paradise!RR 9/23 CC 9/30 The River EMAIL: Ads@RiverWeekly.com THE SANCTUARY AT WULFERT POINTPerfect home for extended family! 4 Bedroom, 4 bath private residence which includes a guest home overlooking pool and spa. Private retreat over garage, formal dining and den. First oor living with over 3600 sq. living space well designed for extended family. Quality details including coquina rock replace, coffered ceilings, crown moldings, seamless windows, pocket sliders storm protective windows and doors. Go to teamsanibel.com for pictures and video. Best island value! New price of $1,089,000 furnished beautifully. Selling the Islands for over 30 years as a Top Producer Call Glenn Carretta Broker Associate John R. Wood Island Real Estate Inc. 239-850-9296 or 239-395-3100 glennc@coconet.com www.Teamsanibel.comNS 9/30 BM 10/21 FOR RENTTwo bedroom cottage on Sanibel. Furnished. Ground-level. On quiet street near Gulf beach and causeway. Available Oct., Nov., Dec. Living room, dinette, full kitchen, 2 bedrooms, bath, screened/glassed-in lanai. Carport. w/d. $950 per month includes cable and all utilities (except electricity). Call owner 859-289-5401 or 859-749-7574.NS 9/30 CC 9/30 Canal Home, 3/2/den/pool/dock just off Island $2,300/mo. Piling home, 2/2 remodeled, UF, w/d, beach access $1,450/mo. Dunes, Lake Front, 4BR + / 4BA $2,000/mo. Duplex, 2/1 UF, remodeled, walk to beach. $900/mo.472-6747Serving The Islands Rental Needs Since 1975Gulf Beach Properties, Inc.Paul H. Zimmerman, Broker/Owner ANNUAL RENTALSSANIBEL RS 9/30 BM TFN CLOSE TO SANIBEL & FM BEACH 2BR/2BA, 2nd oor, end unit w/lanai. Very clean & bright. Pool & tennis. No smoking, no pets. $800 per month 239-851-4921 or 887-0834. RR 9/30 CC 10/21 SANIBEL APARTMENT FOR RENT1 bedroom, 1 bath duplex. Washer/dryer; modern kitchen includes dishwasher, microwave. GREAT location walk to shops, bank, restaurants, while on a quiet street. $1,150/month includes all utilities except elec., tel. & cable. Call 395-8774.NS 9/30 CC TFN For Only $12 Per Week Your ClassifiedCan Be Seen From Anywhere In The World!Send it to ads@RiverWeekly.com-or-Log onto www.IslandSunNews.com & click on Place Classified


Read us online at islandsunnews.com Read us online at islandsunnews.com Read us online at islandsunnews.com Read us online at islandsunnews.com SUDOKUTo play Sudoku: Complete the grid so that every row, column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 through 9 (the same number cannot appear more than once in a row, column or 3x3 box.) There is no guessing and no math involved, just logic.answer on page 27 answer on page 27 If you would like your club/organization listed in The River Calling Card, phone 415-7732 Emergency...................................................911 Lee County Sheriffs Of ce...........................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..................425-2685Ft. Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce............454-7500 Fort Myers Beach Library..............................463-9691Lakes Regional Library......................................533-4000 Lee County Chamber of Commerce.............931-0931Post Of ce...........................................1-800-275-8777Visitor & Convention Bureau.........................338-3500 ARTS 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..................................334-2999Florida Repertory Theatre at the Arcade............332-4488 Florida West Arts..........................................948-4427 Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers..........472-0168 Gulf Coast Symphony...................................489-1800Harmony Chorus, Charles Sutter, Pres..............481-8059 Naples Philharmonic.............................239-597-1111 The Schoolhouse Theater.............................472-6862 S.W. Florida Symphony.................................418-0996 Theatre Conspiracy.......................................936-3239 Young Artists Awards...................................574-9321 CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Angel Flight...................................1-877-4AN-ANGEL Animal Refuge Center...................................731-3535American Business Women Association.............357-6755 Audubon of SWFL.........................................339-8046 Audubon Society...........................................472-3156 Caloosahatchee Folk Society.......................321-4620 Cape Coral Stamp Club................................542-9153 duPont Company Retirees ...........................454-1083 Edison Porcelain Artists................................415-2484 Friendship Force Of SW FL..........................561-9164 The Horticulture and Tea Society..................472-8334 Horticultural Society......................................472-6940 Lee County Genealogical Society.................549-9625Lee Trust for Historic Preservation .................939-7278NARFE(National Active & Retired Federal Employees)............................482-6713 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 454-8090Fort Myers Edison.............................................694-1056Fort Myers South..........................................691-1405 Gateway to the Islands.................................415-3100 Iona-McGregor..............................................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.....................472-6940United Way of Lee County.................................433-2000 United Way 211 Helpline (24 hour).......211 or 433-3900AREA ATTRACTIONS Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum....................395-2233 Burroughs Home..........................................337-9505 Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium............275-3435 Edison & Ford Winter Estates.......................334-3614 Fort Myers Skate Park..................................321-7558Imaginarium Hands-On Museum & Aquarium........321-7420JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge.........472-1100 Koreshan State Historic Site.................239-992-0311Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center..........765-8101 Skatium............................................................321-7510Southwest Florida Museum of History.........321-7430True Tours....................................................945-0405THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 30, 201130