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FREETake Me Home VOL. 10, NO. 43 NOVEMBER 4, 2011From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Local Chef Gets Creative At GreenMarketBring the family and your appetite to the Alliance for the Arts GreenMarket on Saturday, November 5, at 10 a.m. for the return of Chef Eric Truglas, owner of Lush French Bakery. Hes back with his fun, free cooking local demonstration. Truglas, a classically trained French chef, will prepare seasonal creations during this open-air gathering. Truglas starts his cooking demonstrations by touring the GreenMarket to see whats available. He then combines the local produce, seafood, oils and condiments in a creative, spur-of-the-moment fashion, explaining what hes doing as he goes. When hes finished, everything is put on plates, bread from the bakery is added, and the public is invited to enjoy it all with him. The more adventurous can shop for similar ingredients right at the market and try to duplicate his creation at home.continued on page 24 Chef Eric Truglas of Lush French Bakery cooking at the GreenMarketTaste Of The ArtsOn Sunday, November 13, Taste of the Arts, an event for art enthusiasts, will be held at the Alliance for the Arts from 4 to 8 p.m. The collaborative arts event is designed to showcase the 2011 Lee County Season of the Arts. There will be live performances by Dance Alliance, Edison State College Theatre Program, Florida Repertory Theatre, Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers, Gulf Coast Symphony, Gulfshore Ballet, Laboratory Theatre of Florida, Southwest Florida Symphony, Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida, BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater and Theatre Conspiracy. Art exhibits by Art of the Olympians, ArtFest Fort Myers, BIG ARTS and the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center will be on view. Admission is $35 per person, which includes stage performances, art exhibits, wine and food tastings as well as a cultural coupon book with coupons valued at over $400. Taste of the Arts 2011 is sponsored by the Alliance of the Arts, ArtFest Fort Myers and Florida Repertory Theatre. Last years event sold out, so purchase early to ensure you can join the fun. The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard just south of Colonial Boulevard. Call 939-2787 or go to artinlee.org. Budding artists at the recent Alliance for the Arts Fall for the Arts festival Kayak Festival To Focus On Causeway Island Southwest Floridians will have an easier time navigating Lee County Parks & Recreations canoe and kayak festival this year. Activities are planned throughout Lee County, but a new hub focusing on Sanibel Causeway Island A will make it easier for participants to gather in one central location to try out boats or hear speakers. The annual Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival is set for now through Sunday, November 6, with signature sponsor Canoe & Kayak magazine. Festival organizers offer these tips to make the most of the event: Buy an $8 day pass and take the trolley. The pass helps festival-goers avoid the $6 causeway toll and is the green way to go since the island has limited parking. (An inclusive $60 four-day pass also is available.) Passes are available now at the Residence Inn by Marriott Fort MyersSanibel, which is located on Summerlin Road across from Tanger Outlets, or on Island A. Free parking will be available at Tanger and Port Sanibel Marina. The pass provides admission onto Island A, where participants can demo kayaks and standup paddleboards, hear national caliber speakers and taste local dishes from Gulf Seafood. Watch the races. The races in past festivals were in hard-to-view locations, but not this year. The November 5 Calusa Classic and November 6 Calusa Dash both start at noon from Island A. The first leg of the 10-mile Classic parallels the causeway islands. The four-mile Dash circumnavigates the islands. Adventures in Paradise is offering a spectator boat November 5. To reserve a spot, call 4728443. Cost is $15 to $25. Race registration continues up to 10:30 a.m. on race days for $45 to $70. Call Race Director Brian Houston at 579-6000. Come by boat. Lee County Parks & Recreation is providing a kayak parking area so participants can paddle to Island A and leave their boats while enjoying the festivities. Powerboaters are welcome to anchor and wade ashore. Paddlers and boaters are urged to be aware of raceroute areas and avoid them. Head north or west instead. The annual extravaganza at UpRiver RV Resort is hosting its North Fort Myers celebration of kayaking, manatees and Conservation 20/20 preserves at noon Friday, November 4. Greater Pine Island is hosting a trilogy of events Saturday, November 5, with the annual Calusa Blueway Kayak Fishing Tournament, A continued on page 16Taste Of The Town/Occupy Fort Myers NewsThe Junior League of Fort Myers has announced that Occupy Fort Myers has voluntarily agreed to relocate its demonstration from Centennial Park for the entire duration of the Junior Leagues Taste of the Town events. As such, the concert scheduled for Saturday, November 5 at 5 p.m. and Sunday, November 6ths Taste of the Town will go on without interruption. Taste of the Town is the largest fundraiser the Junior League has to fund programs such as Kids in the Kitchen, WISH (Women Instilling Self-Hope and Determination), and The Harlem Heights Backpack Project. The Junior League and its members serve their mission of promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community. More information about the Junior League of Fort Myers can be found at www.jlfm.org. Junior League members look forward to seeing a crowd for Phil Vassar on Saturday, November 5 and for the 29th Annual Taste of the Town Sunday, November 6.Ticket prices for the Saturday concert are $10 in advance and $15 at the event. Tickets may be purchased at www.jlfm. org. The park entrance opens at 5 p.m. Saturday with opening performances beginning at 6:30 p.m. Vassar will take the stage at 8:30 p.m. This event will kick off the 2011 Taste of the Town, which will be held on Sunday, November 6, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Concert sponsors are Cat Country 107.1, Seminole Casino, Suncoast Beverage Budweiser, Pepsi, and Racks & Tails.


Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And NowHeitman-Evans Hardware, A Vital Part of Downtown: An Inside Lookby Gerri ReavesFor almost a century, the Heitman-Evans Hardware building on the northwest corner of First and Hendry Streets has been a vital part of downtown. Built in 1914 by Harvie E. Heitman, it replaced ramshackle 19th century wooden structures with a two-story, 60by 150foot pressed-brick one. Equipped with a sprinkler system, it was deemed fireproof and cost $20,000. Edward L. Evans managed the famous hardware store until his death in 1934. In the historic photo, he stands amidst the stores world-class array of fishing gear. No one more than Evans was responsible for making Fort Myers a destination for tarpon fishing, and the store was the headquarters for all things related to fishing and hunting. He designed and supplied tackle to the likes of Zane Grey, Thomas Edison, Rex Beach, and EA Pike and even wrote articles extolling the waters of Southwest Florida. He was also a proponent of no-kill tarpon fishing. The store also sold the standard items, such as building supplies, paint, cutlery, farm implements, and appliances. But the solid historic structure had a shaky beginning, figuratively speaking, for the legendary Heitman encountered a spate of regulatory problems in his eagerness to modernize the corner. In May of 1914, he proposed to the city a building that would be used exclusively as a hardware store. The following month, a controversy erupted because Heitman had obtained only verbal permission to demolish the old buildings. Some members of the building committee objected, pointing out that a regulation permit for the demolition was required. The Fort Myers City Council meeting on June 10 might be one of the most dramatic on record. The heated discussions sometimes became personal, as the council evaluated the proposals to construct not only the hardware building, but a garage behind it on Bay Street and the Earnhardt Building as well. At one minute to midnight, W. Stanley Hanson successfully terminated a two-hour argument by making a motion to grant Heitman the permit necessary to construct all the proposed projects. The motion was passed with one dissent over the garage permit. Since the buildings reign as the headquarters for tarpon fishing, it has been Belk-Lindsey Department Store, Heritage Square, school board space, and now the offices of Fowler, White, and Boggs. continued on page 6 The modern elevator contains the original hand-operated control installed by the Otis Elevator Co. almost a century ago now photos by Gerri Reaves 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 Edward L. Evans, manager of Heitman-Evans Hardware Co., amidst the stores worldrenowned stock of fishing tackle courtesy of the Southwest Florida Historical Society Modern offices now exist where state-of-the-art fishing equipment was displayed The tin ceiling has been preserved THE RIVER NOVEMBER 4, 20112


3 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 4, 2011 Estates Garden Market ReturnsThroughout the Edison & Ford Winter Estates public gardens and under the Banyan Tree, the Estates Garden Shoppe on Saturday, November 19, from 9 a.m.to 5 p.m., and Sunday, November 20, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be dozens of vendors selling unique tropical heritage plants and trees and garden art; local vendors will be joined by several dozen Florida vendors. Gardeners will be delighted at this one-stop shopping for unique garden items including flowering trees, unusual tropical plants and fruits, bougainvillea, orchids, roses, bromeliads, palms, cactus, herbs, bonsai, bamboo, fruit, ginger and butterfly plants as well as garden art, honey, and gardening supplies. There will also be free gardening demonstration. The sale will be at the Estates at 2350 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, 334.7419, www.edisonfordwinterestates.org. It is free to the public with free parking. For directions and additional information, go to www.edisonfordwinterestates.org. The Estates Garden Shop becomes a cornucopia of plants for sale November 19 and 20 Local vendors and vendors from around the state will offer natives and exotics for sale Restaurant | Catering | Market | Open 7 days a week DINE: 11 a.m. 9 p.m. | SHOP: 11 a.m. 9 p.m.ShoalsWineBar.comFresh Fare, Local air.17650 San Carlos Blvd. Ft. Myers, FL 33931239.482.6765 Our email address is press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER NOVEMBER 4, 20114 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! G R I L LR A W B A RSEAFOOD IF OUR SEAFOOD WERE ANY FRESHER, WE WOULD BE SERVING IT UNDER WATERSantiva472-5353Sanibel472-6939Bokeelia283-5959Fort Myers476-9000 MEET AND GREET THE EVERBLADES The Florida Everblades Team will be at the Lazy Flamingo Fort Myers location on Tuesday, November 15 from 5 to 7 p.m., 12951 McGregor Boulevard. Stop by and meet the team, have some of our famous wings and an ice cold beer! Saturday Night, November 19 is Sanibel Night Eats & Seats Packages Available 2 End Zone Seats & 2 $10 Gift Cards. Visit florideverblades.com for more information. November At Edison & Ford Winter EstatesNovember at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates is highlighted with the return of the Edison Annual Garden Market and Boat Tours from Captiva Island and The Past in Paintings: Edison & Ford Era exhibit opening as well as a variety of other special programs and activities throughout the month. The November schedule of programs and events include: New: Emerging Inventors Early Learning Class November 3, The Wheels on the Ford; November 17, Gobble Gobble; 9 to 11 a.m. The Edison & Ford Winter Estates newest education program series is a child and parent learning class for children ages one to three years 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, storybook reading and hands-on activities as well as immersion into the historic gardens, buildings and museum. The Early Learning Class continues twice a month throughout the year. Cost: Edison Ford Members $5, nonmembers $15 each class. Registration is required by calling 334-7419. Etiquette at Edison Ford: Mina & Mimis Manners, November 5, 11 a.m. Mina Edison, wife of Thomas Edison, was a gracious hostess and interested in the well-being of children and the community. Following in this tradition, Etiquette at the Edison Ford includes one day (two-hour) lessons in etiquette and social skills. Children will learn proper introductions, handshakes and dining etiquette during a three-course meal. Class will be taught by Suzanne Willis who has taught similar classes at the Ritz-Carlton hotels throughout the nation. Registration required. Edison Ford Members $40; non-members $50. Monthly Volunteer Meeting and New Volunteer Orientation, November 8, 9:30 a.m. Join Edison Ford volunteer staff and Charles Sobczak, author of Living Sanibel A Nature Guide to Sanibel & Captiva Islands and The Living Gulf Coast A Nature Guide to Southwest Florida. Sobczak will present The Nature of Southwest Florida, chronicling the beauty of the region and state of the areas natural environment. This is a regular monthly volunteer meeting and mandatory training for all new Edison Ford volunteers, but potential volunteers are also welcome. Free Admission to Veterans and their Families, November 11. The Edison Ford is offering free admission to U.S. veterans and their families on November 11. Free admission includes a tour of the historic homes, botanical gardens, the Estates Museum and the Edison Research Lab. Veterans must present a VA identification card or their DD214 papers to receive free admission. Edison Ford Garden Talk Growing Citrus, November 12, 9 a.m. The Edison and Ford families grew many varieties of citrus on their winter estates and today the site flourishes with many of the same varieties. Edison Ford horticulturists will teach participants which varieties grow best in Southwest Florida, how to plant, prune and fertilize as well as recommend citrus to grow in containers to produce a plentiful harvest. Edison Ford members can attend free; nonmembers $5; all participants will receive 20 percent off in the Edison Ford Garden Shoppe. Young Scientists and Inventors Fair for Homeschoolers, November 16, 9a.m. to noon awards presentation at 1 p.m. The second annual Young Scientists & Inventors Fair is open to all 6th to 12th grade homeschool and virtual students. Students receiving the top awards will move on to the Southwest Florida Regional Fair, Thomas Alva Edison Kiwanis Science & Engineer Fair held in January at Germain Arena, as well as the opportunity to participate in state and international level competitions. Registration is required. There is no cost to register. Homeschoolers: Time After Time, Edison Annual Garden Market


5 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 4, 2011November 6, 1 to 3 p.m.; or November 18, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. or 1 to 3 p.m. Homeschooled students will explore time, space and temperature as they learn the importance of measurement in science. Students and their parents can enroll in a two-hour program with curriculum that follows the Next Generation Florida Sunshine State Standards. Previsit curriculum materials will be mailed to registered families. Registration required and costs Edison Ford members $5; nonmembers $15 (one adult, one child); additional $5 per child. Homeschoolers: Cartooning with Doug MacGregor, November 8, 15, 22, grades kindergarten through sixth, 9:30 a.m.; then grades seven to twelve at 1 p.m. In this three-part series of classes, homeschooled students will learn stepby-step the process of cartooning, from brainstorming to storyboarding, with author and artist Doug MacGregor. Each class will have a different topic and students can register for one or all three classes. Curriculum follows the Next Generation Florida Sunshine State Standards. Pre-visit curriculum materials will be mailed to registered families. Registration required; for the full series, Edison Ford Members pay $75, nonmembers $80. For one class, members pay $20, non-members $30. Boat Cruises and Tours return for season, Wednesdays, November 16, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Edison Ford and Captiva Cruises will resume Boat Cruises and Tours from Captiva to the Edison & Ford Winter Estates. The cruise tour will provide a look at the Caloosahatchee River and its importance ecologically and culturally, a great view of the Edison Ford from the water, lunch at a private club and a tour of the Edison & Ford Winter Estates. Ticket costs for Edison Ford members are $65 adults, $55 children (ages 12 and under); non-members pay $75 adults, $65 children (ages 12 and under), plus tax. The fee includes cruise, lunch and tour of the Edison Ford. Seating is limited and reservations are suggested by calling 472-5300. Customized private tours can be scheduled for groups departing from various locations any day of the week. For more information contact Captiva Cruises at 472-5300. New Boat Cruise, Wednesdays, beginning November 16, 12:15 p.m. Join Mr. and Mrs. Edison and Captiva Cruises for a boat trip on the Caloosahatchee. Visitors will see wildlife, a waterside view of the Edison & Ford estates and a historic tour of the river with a naturalist commentary. Cost is $20 for adults, and $15 for children ages 12 and under. Edison Annual Garden Market, November 19 and 20, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Edison Garden Market attracts plant vendors from throughout the state to sell unique plants, orchids, herbs, trees and garden merchandise. The event also includes workshops, food, music and other activities. The Edison Garden Market is free to the public. Exhibit opening: The Past in Paintings, the Edison & Ford Era November 19. Florence Keene Sansom and Buell Whitehead are two regional artists whose work is reflective of the bygone history of Southwest Florida during the past hundred years. Sansom was born in the Edison Caretakers House, the daughter of one of the familys garden staff; Whitehead grew up in North Fort Myers, was educated at the University of Florida and traveled the nation with his work. The exhibit will continue in the Edison Caretakers House through January. Floorcloth Painting Class with Marie Dyer, November 19, 10 a.m. Artist Marie Dyer, best known for her vivid floral and still-life paintings, will teach participants how to transform a piece of unfinished floorcloth into a tropical delight. No prior painting experience is necessary. Materials included. Cost: Edison Ford Members $70; non-members $75. Registration required. Edison Ford Thanksgiving Weekend Schedule: Closed Thanksgiving Day, November 24 Open Friday, November 25, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Estates Creative Cottage Opens, November 25, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Edison Ford seasonal Creative Cottage is back in the historic Edison Caretakers House with an assortment of culinary gifts and treats. Creative Cottage will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily until December 2. During Edison & Ford Holiday Nights, hours will be expanded to 9 p.m. Members are free and a shoppers pass may be issued at the main ticket office to visit the Creative Cottage. Edison & Ford Holiday Nights, Holiday Party, December 1, 6 p.m. Kick off the holiday season with the third annual holiday party at the gloriously decorated homes and gardens of the Estates. Guests will see a special preview of the 36-year annual event, there will be food and beverages by the river, live music and much more. Price for Edison Ford members is $60; non-members will pay $75. Edison & Ford Holiday Nights, December 2 through 31, 5:30 to 9 p.m.; guided tours at 6 and 7 p.m. The beloved holiday tradition continues with Edison & Ford Holiday Nights, Southwest Floridas 36-year annual event. The winter homes of the Edison and Ford families will be seasonally decorated. Guided tours of the homes and gardens take place at 6 and 7 p.m. (special ticket) and include period decorations and Edison and Ford family traditions. The Edison Ford Inventors Museum will be open every evening with special exhibits as well as nightly holiday performances by area students and groups. Special discount nights available to Lee County residents on December 2, 3, 4 and 5. Group rates are available to groups of 20 or more people with advance reservations. Edison & Ford Holiday Nights was chosen one of the top 100 events in the nation by the American Bus Association. The Edison Ford is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more information call 334-7419 or visit the website at www.edisonfordwinterestates.org. Alva Community Yard SaleThe Alva Community Center is holding its annual yard sale on Saturday, November 5 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The sale will be held outside on the tennis court. The Alva Community Center is at 21371 North River Road, Alva. For more information call 239-728-2882. Kiwanis To Sponsor Fall FestivalThe Kiwanis Club of Harney Point and the Cape Coral Parks & Recreation Department will sponsor the 14th Annual Fall Kids Festival on Saturday, October 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Jaycee Park, 4125 SE 20th Place in Cape Coral. Over 1,000 families are expected to attend. The Fall Kids Festival will feature entertainment throughout the day as well as Halloween costume contests, pony rides, petting zoo, clowns, games and an inflatable slide. The festival will also offer health and safety information, family-oriented vendors, give-away items, crafts and food. Admission is free. Canned food donations will be collected for the Cape Coral Caring Center. For more information festival call Zelma Slusser of the Harney Point Kiwanis Club at 542-1741 or email zslusser@comcast.net. The Harney Point Kiwanis Club is looking for more service-minded individuals and business professionals who would like to make a direct impact on the community through volunteering. Meetings are held every Wednesdays at 11:45 a.m. at The Dog in Cape Coral. Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. Founded in 1915, Kiwanis and its sponsored service organizations dedicate more than six million volunteer hours annually to strengthen communities and provide service to children. Trade Show To Highlight Area AttractionsOn Wednesday, November 9, the Southwest Florida Attractions Association invites the public to stop by its annual trade show from 4 to 7 p.m. The one-stop-shopping destination is held to learn about all the attractions Southwest Florida has to offer to residents, guests, families, and visitors. Attendees should feel free to bring guests. The evening will be filled with prize drawings as well as complimentary light hors doeuvres and a cash bar. Each guest will receive one free drink ticket at registration. The SWFAA trade show is at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 13051 Bell Tower, Fort Myers. Admission is free. RSVP by November 7 via email to sstarner@ miromar.com or fax to Shelley Pritt at 948-0814. Artist Marie Dyer to teach floorcloth painting class November 19 Boat cruises and tours return for the season


THE RIVER NOVEMBER 4, 20116 Hortoons 703 Tarpon Bay Road Sanibel, FL (239) 472-3022 6719 Winkler Rd Fort Myers, FL (239) 3373022ISLAND INSURANCE SERVICE HAVE YOUR POLICIES BEEN UPDATED AND REVIEWED... CALL FOR CALL FOR AUTO QUOTE AUTO QUOTE Wesley Cattanach New Director of Bene ts Life Insurance Health Insurance Annuities Long Term Care Medicare Supplement Insurance Employee Bene ts Located in Both O ces Sanibel and Ft. Myers Defending TerriersI saw your cartoon in the Island Sun of October 28, 2011. Just so you know: we terriers EAT GATORS for breakfast.....WOOF !!...Brutus BrutusFrom page 2Heitman-EvansWalk to the intersection of First and Hendry and marvel at the building thats endured, despite its regulatory rough start. Then visit the Southwest Florida Museum of History at 2031 Jackson Street to learn more about the modern hardware stores that helped to build 20th century Fort Myers. Be sure to ask about the upcoming exhibit, Learning from Modernism: A Celebration of Mid-Century Design, co-hosted by the American Institute of Architects, FLASW. For information, call 321-7430 or go to swflmuseumofhistory.com. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Then follow-up your museum adventure with a visit to 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. Ask about the guided tour of the historic Buckingham Cemetery and Buckingham schoolhouse on November 10. Contact the all-volunteer nonprofit organization at 939-4044. Or drop by on Wednesday or Saturday between 9 a.m. and noon to peruse the fascinating archives. Sources: The archives of the Southwest Florida Historical Society, The Story of Fort Myers by Karl H. Grismer, and Randy Wayne Whites Ultimate Tarpon Book. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com Annual Fashion Show Fundraiser The Lee Republican Women Federated Annual Fashion Show Fundraiser takes place Wednesday, November 30. Social time and registration begins at 11 a.m. with the fashion show/lunch to follow. The location is Forest Country Club, 6100 Club Boulevard in Southwest Fort Myers 33908. The cost is $35 all inclusive. The event is open to the public. For reservations, call 432-9389 or email cindylignelli222@gmail.com. Deadline for reservations is Friday, November 25.Razzle Dazzle a locally owned and operated womens boutique, will supply the fashions. Door prizes, a money hat raffle, and a Chinese auction will also be part of the fun.Participants are requested to bring along a gently used business attire outfit that will be donated to Southwest Florida Dress for Success. MOAA MeetingThe Lee Coast chapter of MOAA (Military Officers Association of America) will hold its November dinner meeting at the Crown Colony Golf and Country Club in Fort Myers on Monday, November 14, at 6 p.m. for cocktails and 7 p.m. for dinner. Speaker will be Douglas Malloy on human trafficking. Members should make reservations through the chapter website at www.leecoastmoaa.org/. Former, retired or active duty uniformed officers who are interested in joining MOAA should contact Joe Smaha at 395-0776 for membership information.


THE RIVER NOVEMBER 4, 20117 Brightest Horizons Needs Support To Keep ProgramsFor over 50 years, Brightest Horizons has been giving back to the Harlem Heights community. Since originally formed as the Lee County Migrant Mission in the late 1950s, the families of the surrounding area have been able to depend on a helping hand for the holidays. As economic times have impacted these working families, they have also had a large impact on Brightest Horizons and its ability to continue its Holiday Giving Campaign. Whether adopting a family for Thanksgiving so they can share a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, or supplying a child with a few presents to open Christmas morning, Brightest Horizons is in great need of community support to continue this tradition of giving. You can make an impact on the life of a child: Sponsor a family in need for Thanksgiving. Host a holiday gathering with donations being made in your honor. Hold a small event at work, such as a wreath auction or 50/50 raffle with the proceeds adopting a student. Have a toy drive. Ask your childs school to have a holiday penny drive because every penny and every child can make a difference. Give a gift of your time, helping a student read after school. Brightest Horizons Child Development Center is a 501(c)3, serving Lee County since 1958. The mission of Brightest Horizons is to provide educational and developmental child care for children of low-income working families and to strive to provide for the social, emotional, economic, and developmental needs of those children and their families. For more information or to find out how you can help, call 481-2100 or visit www.brightesthorizons.org. Read Between The WinesEnjoy an evening of fine wines and conversation with The New York Times best-selling author Andrew Gross at Read Between the Wines. Gross will discuss Eyes Wide Open, his most heart-stopping, mind-blowing story yet, as he interacts and connects with the audience. Read Between the Wines is presented by the Lee County Library System and the Jewish Federation of Lee and Charlotte Counties. It will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Colonial Country Club on November 16. Six exquisite wines, chef-carved sweet chile-glazed salmon, bruschetta, assorted cheeses, gourmet crackers and tropical fruit will be served. Hard copies of Eyes Wide Open will be available for sale and autographing by Andrew Gross. Tickets are on sale now at $50 each and can be purchased online at www. ReadBetweenTheWines.info. All proceeds go to fund the Southwest Florida Reading Festival. For more information call 5334826 or go to www.ReadFest.org. Greeter ClubLooking to make new friends and join in monthly activities? Attend the next luncheon meeting of The Greeters Club of Greater Fort Myers on November 17 at Colonial County Club on 9181 Independence Way, Fort Myers FL 33913. Jennifer L. Bassey, a certified financial planner will deliver the program. Call today to join this group of women of Lee County. Luncheon cost is $18 with reservations required. Contacts: Janet Gambuzza, 454-5750 or Linda Fitzpatrick, 437-5653; email Greeters.Lunch@comcast.net. 99 99 99 99 Under New Ownership $ 5 99 9 Yard Sale To Help Children With CancerOver 450 Southwest Florida children receive support each year from the efforts of Candlelighters of Southwest Florida, a local nonprofit charity established in 1983 to provide support, education and family activities to children diagnosed with cancer and blood disorders. People can help by donating any unused items suitable for selling at this years yard sale. Volunteers are available to pick up donations; however, the deadline for pickup is November 12. Call 4718702 to make arrangements or send an email request to tyler@youngselectric.biz. Shop for bargains and help local children fighting cancer and blood disorders at the 2nd Annual Charity Yard Sale being held on Friday, November 25 and Saturday, November 26 at 5336 Southwest 11th Place in Cape Coral from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. All proceeds from the weekend sale will benefit Candlelighters of Southwest Florida. Any unsold items will be donated to the Cultural Park Theatre Company in Cape Coral for an upcoming fundraising sale to be held the following weekend. For more information on Candlelighters, call 432-2223 or to make a monetary donation, visit www. CandlelightersSWFL.org Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER NOVEMBER 4, 20118 Along The RiverOn Saturday, November 5, Nervous Nellies Crazy Waterfront Eatery is sponsoring Sand Fest 2011 in Fort Myers Beach. Listen to live music with no cover charge and enjoy free appetizers. Widen your adult beverage horizons with beer, wine and liquor tastings. Free parking is available at Nervous Nellies and under the Mantazas Pass Bridge. Nervous Nellies band schedule includes No Way Jos from 1 to 5 p.m., Flash Forward from 6 to 10 p.m. and Mary Winner Band from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. (upstairs at Uglys Waterside Bar). John Gowdy will perform his flying colors presentation twice during the evening. Proceeds from the sale of the paintings will go to purchase phone cards for our overseas military. Nervous Nellies Crazy Waterfront Eatery is located at 1131 First Street, Fort Myers Beach in the historic Baywalk district. Call 463-8077. Keith and Dawn Melvin have certainly come a long way since opening Furniture World in the storefront of an old Eckerd pharmacy in 1991. Keith, a third generation Fort Myers native, had something special about him; a keen business sense and ability to relate to customers. Its been 20 years now and Furniture World has survived hurricanes and a devastating South Florida recession. In 2003, Melvin moved his showroom to a new 14,000-square-foot state-of-the-art showroom he built at the busy intersection of San Carlos Boulevard and Gladiolus Boulevard. Less than a mile from the showroom, Melvin built a 12,000-square-foot warehouse, allowing him to keep a full stock of almost everything on his showroom floor and meet the demands of next day delivery for his customers. My parents and my grandparents made a living and raised their families right here in the same place I am doing it today, Melvin said. Nothing brings me more happiness than knowing I have added to the landscape of my hometown, and I hope even in a small way, by being a business that people have come to know and trust, I have made our community better. Furniture World is located at 15631 San Carlos Boulevard, Fort Myers. It is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 489-3311. ProFiles is an upscale salon concept offering clients a one-of-a-kind experience by presenting unique products and services in a personal, entertaining environment. The companys newest location is in downtowns historic River District. The building looks very much as it did upon completion with exposed brick and high ceilings. ProFiles downtown currently focuses its expertise on nails, catering to your inner rock star by offering a selection of over 100 colored acrylics, glitters, Swarovski crystals and confetti to create stunning acrylic and gel nails. With four convenient locations in Lee County, ProFiles answers the demands of millions of women who do not want a run of the mill experience. Stop by the downtown or San Carlos Boulevard location where new clients will receive free gel toes with a signature Perfect Pedicure and 50 percent off on acrylic full set nails or fills. Use the coupon in this issue to receive the special offer. ProFiles is located at 2232 First Street and 15880 San Carlos Boulevard, Fort Myers. Call 466-6245 or go to profileshairnailskin.com. Looking for a fun and educational activity for the entire family? Take a scenic boat trip with Captiva Cruises. The dolphin watch and wildlife cruise is the perfect family adventure. There is nothing more exciting than seeing playful dolphins jumping in the wake of the boat. Captiva Cruises reports seeing dolphins on approximately 95 percent of its cruises. The trip runs from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and is narrated by volunteers from the SanibelCaptiva Conservation Foundation. The cost is $24 per adult and $15 per child. Captiva Cruises also offers sailing adventure cruises, sunset cruises and trips to Cayo Costa, Cabbage Key, the Edison & Ford Winter Estates and Boca Grande. Prices vary and reservations are required. On Saturday, November 19, board Captiva Cruises Santiva for a historic cruise of Roosevelt Channel and Buck Key. The cruise departs from McCarthys Marina. Price is $50 per person. Call for reservations. Captiva Cruises is located at 11401 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva Island. Call 472-5300 or go to captivacruises.com. Dolphin playing in the wake of the boat on one of Captiva Cruises adventure trips New Yorkers will be happy to know that Nervous Nellies sells ice-cold Rheingold 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.


THE RIVER NOVEMBER 4, 20119 Zonta Announces MADE By US FairSubmitted by: Dalia Jakubauskas Area women will be raising funds and awareness for projects benefiting women both here and abroad at MADE by US: Womenmade Fashions, Food and Social Change Event. To be held on Saturday, November 19 at the UnitarianUniversalist Church of Fort Myers (UUCFM), 13411 Shire Lane, the affair will feature clothing, jewelry, food and more all made by local women. MADE by US will also include a fashion show and speakers from Beauty From Ashes, a faith-based organization ministering to victims of the sex industry; and Abuse Counseling and Treatment Inc., a service provider for survivors of domestic violence. Speakers from the Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships Inc. (HTAP), and Guatemalan Rural Adult and Children Education (GRACE), will also make presentations. HTAP combats human trafficking by educating young people about the crime, while GRACE is a UUCFM project dedicated to improving the lives of Guatemalan women and their families through education. The public can also see canvasses painted by area students for HTAPs ARTREACH project at the event. ARTREACH is designed to educate local children about the dangers of human trafficking through art and theater. The canvasses will be hanging at the church through the month of November. The event is the brainchild of Sanibel resident Gari Grant Lewis, who for years dreamed of putting on an event that showcased the talents of women. I have a degree in fashion design and have been producing and modeling for fashion shows for 20 years using retail stores, Lewis said. It was always my dream to use fashions women had designed and sewed themselves.Lewis and her sister, Dr. Genelle Grant, director for GRACE, had talked extensively about putting on an event that would raise awareness surrounding projects combating violence against women. The idea crystalized when she became a member of The Zonta Club of Sanibel/Captiva and a team member for the clubs service partner, HTAP, Lewis said.The fact that GRACE is also one of the clubs service partners seemed like a perfect fit, said Lewis. Dr. Grant is also involved with the Zonta Club of Fort Myers, which will be the main sponsor of the event. Zonta clubs around the world are dedicated to advancing the status of women both locally and internationally. In all, 32 women will be giving their energy to make MADE by US happen. The vendors will include 16 clothing and jewelry designers and four food booths. Purchases from the vendors will benefit the women directly but proceeds from ticket sales for the event will help HTAP and GRACE. Admission to the event, which will run from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m., is $20 for adults and $10 for students. Buy a ticket and get a $5 coupon good toward purchases from the vendors. Call Gari Grant Lewis at 395-2403 for tickets and more information. Zontians Nola Theiss of HTAP (Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships Inc.), Nori Ann Reed and Gari Grant Lewis standing befor e several ARTREACH canvasses 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 To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


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 NOVEMBER 4, 201110


THE RIVER NOVEMBER 4, 201111 Lakes ParkFRIDAYS9 am 1 pm 7330 Gladiolus Dr., Ft. Myers, FL Nov 4, 2011 thru April 27, 2012Sanibel Island SUNDAYS8 am 1 pm 800 Dunlop Rd., City Hall Next to Library Nov 6, 2011 thru April 29, 2012GREAT VENDORSThe Best Thing GrowingFruits Vegetables Breads Honey Soaps Jams SeafoodMuch Much More! BtT h 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. Voices For Kids Gala To Honor Nanci DuBoisVoices for Kids of Southwest Florida Inc. and presenting sponsor ICI Insurance Center Inc. (Danielli Martel, agent) have announced the 2011 Voices Red & White Gala to be held on Saturday, November 5 at 6 p.m. at the Royal Palm Yacht Club in Fort Myers. The evening includes a wine tasting, gourmet hors doeuvres, desserts and a special chocolate tasting by Norman Love Confections. The 2011 Voice of the Year, Nancy DuBois, is executive director of Lee County Bar Association and a dedicated volunteer child advocate for the Florida Guardian ad Litem program. A kaleidoscope of song and dance performed by Southwest Florida youth representing the Broadway Palm Childrens Theater, Florida Repertory Theater and WGCU-TV Curious Kids will entertain guests throughout the evening. Tickets are $75 and may be purchased online at www.voicesforkids.org. Proceeds benefit Voices for Kids of Southwest Florida Inc., a nonprofit organization supporting the 20th Circuit Florida Guardian ad Litem Program in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties by providing volunteer advocates and resources for foster children not provided by any other source. The Guardian ad Litem Program supports volunteers who advocate for abused, neglected and abandoned children in court, the child welfare system and the community. For more information call 1.866.341.1425 or visit www.voicesforkids.org. Closet Treasures Auction And SaleCloset Treasures Auction and Sale will be held on Saturday, November 12, from noon to 3:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Light Parish Center, 19680 Cypress View Drive, Fort Myers. VIP tickets are $20. This includes tea sandwiches, tea and champagne, plus priority on the auction and sale. Prices range from $9.99 nx up. Items for sale include Ralph Lauren, Ellen Tracey blazers, designer dresses, formals valued from $20 to $2,000, plus a mink jacket valued at $5,000, and a full-length mink coat valued at $8,000. For information and tickets call Eileen at 947-4471, Jo or Connie at 4946922. At 2:30 p.m., doors will open to the general public for sales only. Closet Treasures Auction and Sale is Sponsored by Our Ladys Society of Our Lady of Light Catholic Community. SWFL Christian Academy Captures TitleSouthwest Florida Christian Academys middle-school volleyball team has claimed the district title. After a fierce battle this season, the team finished with a 21-1 record. They ended the season on Saturday, October 22, with a 2-0 victory over Community School of Naples in the district finals. Congratulations to the following Kings girls: Macy Hoesley, Olivia Jensen, Megan Thomas, Ally Frith, Lily Tessier, Meghan Todd, Kerry Linehan, Kristen Jacobs, Faith Harden, Lindsey Cox, Mikaela Toth, Abby Ferrell, Megan Derums, Krista Sciulla, Sarah Kate Sheffield, Lexi Shirey, and Tiffany Morina. Saints Fall BazaarThe PTL Organization at Saint Michael Lutheran School has scheduled its 6th Annual Saints Fall Bazaar for Thursday, November 10, from 2 to 6:30 p.m. in the gymnasium at St. Michael Lutheran School in Fort Myers. The event brings together school, church and local vendors to sell their goods to the public in a festive, safe and highly attended venue. The bazaar features jewelry, accessories, handmade items such as soap and crafts, candles, art, gourmet food, wine, meat rub, home decor, holiday gifts and many creative items from local families. The bazaar continues on Friday, November 11 from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the school gymnasium. A portion of all proceeds will be used to benefit St. Michael Lutheran School PTL projects. Grammar GrannyJoin the Friends of Lakes Regional library on November 10, at 1 p.m. to hear guest speaker Martha Jeffers who is known as the Grammar Granny. Jeffers who is a member of the Gulf Coast Writers Association, will present a humorous look at grammar, followed by a few practical rules everyone needs to know. Lakes Regional Library is located at 15290 Bass Road. The Salvation Army, Toys For Tots Team With Norman Love To Make Christmas A Bit SweeterThe Salvation Army and U.S. Marine Corps are once again working together to better serve needy families in Lee County. This year they have invited Norman Love Confections to partner with them on the annual Toys for Tots toy drive. Saturday, November 5, from 9 a.m. to noon, toys will be collected at The Salvation Army and Norman Love Confections. To sweeten the deal, donors bringing new unwrapped toys to either location will receive a free four-piece box of Norman Love Confections. The Salvation Army is located at 10291 McGregor Boulevard; Norman Love Confections is at 11380 Lindbergh Boulevard, east of I-75 off Daniels Parkway. Chocolates are limited and available while supplies last. One box per donation (not per toy), per family. Every year it seems like there is a greater need, said Norman Love. I hope our chocolates serve to inspire our community to donate, as I cant imagine a child not receiving toys at Christmas. Last year, The Salvation Army of Lee, Hendry and Glades counties provided nearly 47,000 children with gifts as part of its annual Christmas Cheer program. Toys for Tots, run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, collects unwrapped toys for distribution to children whose parents cannot afford to buy gifts for the holidays. For more information, visit www.toysfortots.org. Arts & Crafts Show Vendors NeededWa-Ke Hatchee Recreation Center is looking for craft vendors for its upcoming Arts & Crafts Show to be held March 3. The show will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Wa-Ke Hatchee Park, 16760 Bass Road in Fort Myers. Spaces are available for $25. Tables, tents, and other supplies are not provided. Electric space is available. Activities include a car show, live band, food vendors, demonstrations, Movie in the Park, and much more family fun. Admission is free. For further information on this event or to become a vendor, contact Kristie Valone at 432-2154 or valonekn@leegov.com. For information about Wa-Ke Hatchee Recreation Center & Park, go to www.leeparks.org.


THE RIVER NOVEMBER 4, 201112 ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEADS FACTORY TRAINED MERCURY MARINER JOHNSON EVINRUDE SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I/O'S MERCRUISER Courteous Professional Marine Repair Service Dockside Service Serving Sanibel & Captiva For Life472-3380 466-3344 NEW M O T O R S ALE S REB U ILT P O WERH E A D S FA C T O R Y T R A I N E D MER C U RY MARINER JO HN SO N EVINR U D E SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I / O'S MER C R U I S E R C ourteous Pro f essional Marine Repair S ervice Dockside S ervic e S ervin g Sanibel & Captiva For Lif e Your Bottom Your Bottom Specialist Specialist Call on Paint Prices Call on Paint PricesDave Doane The Low Tides Of Winter Are Hereby Capt. Matt MitchellThis week we experienced our first really big minus low tides of the winter season. These mega low tides showed sandbars and exposed grass flats I had not seen since last winter. I have always enjoyed fishing these super low tides as they really seem to bunch the fish up tight. Either back in small mangrove bays and natural creeks or out in the open sound, fishing the channels that run between the grass flats all these places produce fish on these lowest of low tides. Out in the open sound I spent my time working narrow deeper channels and the grass edges of these channels. Free-lined live shiners and shrimp caught trout after trout. Though there where not to many keepers in the mix, it was non-stop action. Switching it up to weedless soft plastic jigs, the action continued. The deeper channels held Spanish mackerel, jacks and ladyfish too. Sea trout season in our area is closed November and December for the annual spawn. This really makes no sense to me as all the trout I clean this time of year have no roe in them at all. Early spring seems to be the time that trout in this region are full of roe. The cooler clear water of winter will bring some of the best trout fishing of the year, although you will have to wait until January to keep one again. Deeper mangrove shorelines and channels with strong current in the 3to 5-footrange were a better bet for snook, redfish and even a few gag grouper. Shiners, pinfish and shrimp fished close to or right on the bottom caught these fish. The better bite for me this week came on the first hour or so of the low incoming tide. Chumming a few live shiners in these narrow creeks will let you know really quickly if its worthsticking around and if you have picked the right shoreline to be fishing. If the channel has feeding fish they will explode on the freebees. This is mixed bag fishing at its best with so many species balled up tight together. Out along the beaches this week, conditions finally laid down. Huge schools of Spanish mackerel could be found just on the outside of Blind Pass. After running from the Sanibel Lighthouse north one afternoon, I did not see on Spanish mackerel until I reached Blind Pass, then there was just acres of them feeding along with a few Kingfish crashing the party. After lots of reports on the news of red tide, I was pleasantly surprised not to see any dead fish out to three of four miles. Tripletail fishing was a little hit and miss with lots of small tripletail out there this week. After running hundreds of pots one afternoon, we ended up only catching a 12pounder and a 7-pounder. The crab buoys on which these fish rest are still kind of clean and this fishery will only get better and better over the next few months. I did have a report, though, this week of a an18-pound monster caught off of Fort Myers Beach in 21 feet og water. Live shrimp are the best choice of bait for sightfishing these tasty fish. Regulations on tripletail are two per angler per day with a 15-inch minimum length.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. Trout season in our area is closed November and December Local Waters/ Local Charts ClassThe San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron, a unit of the United States Power Squadrons, will be offering its Local Waters/Local Charts class on Saturday, November 5, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The class is directed at new boaters and boaters new to the area, as well as those wishing to learn chart reading. It will provide some of the basics of navigation, oriented to the Fort Myers area. Students will be using chart 11427 and must bring this chart to class. Optional on-thewater training will be offered at a later date; check with the class instructor for details. The cost of the class is $40. The location is the San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron classroom, 16048 San Carlos Boulevard at the corner of Kelly Road (across from ACE Hardware). Students can register online at www.scbps.com or call 466-4040.


THE RIVER NOVEMBER 4, 201113 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 Value Morning Meander Atop The MarshLee Count Parks will hold a Guided Nature Walk from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 5, on the Quarter-Mile Loop Boardwalk at Prairie Pines Preserve. Walkers should meet in the parking lot at 18400 North Tamiami Trail in North Fort Myers From an ADA-compliant boardwalk, this hour-long stroll will traverse a seasonal marsh where walkers can learn more about the plants and animals that call it home. The walk covers one small section of a 2,654-acre Conservation 2020 wilderness oasis that includes hiking and equestrian trails and wildlife observation areas. Restrooms are available on site. This free tour is provided in cooperation with Lee County Parks and Recreation. For more information, call 707-2206. Green tree frog at Prairie Pines Preserve Fall At The Six Mile Cypress SloughImmerse yourself in nature this fall at the Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve. Staff and volunteers will offer a wide variety of programs for the public. Opportunities to explore nature on the boardwalk include daily guided walks, monthly moon walks, a native plant uses walk, and an introduction to birding walk. Other activities include a photo contest, a pine needle basket-making class, a tracking club and an alligator detectives program. See below for more details and get outside! Photo Contest November 1 through February 1 Pick out your favorite slough photos and enter them into our photo contest beginning November 1. All entries must be submitted by February 1. Awards will be presented at a reception held at the slough on Saturday, February 25 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Winners will be announced at 11 a.m. Contest rules and entry forms are available at the Interpretive Center desk or online at www.sloughpreserve.org. Full Moon Walk Thursday, November 10, 5:45 to 7:15 p.m. Friday, December 9, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Experience the slough in a new light the light of the full moon, as visitors enjoy a guided sensory walk. Listen for some of the nightlife, smell night fragrances and get a new perspective of the slough. Experienced volunteer naturalists lead small groups around the trail for this walk. The fee is $5 per person aged six and older. Reservations are required; call 533-7440 or online at www.leeparks.org Pine Needle Basket-Making Class Saturday, November 12, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Make a basket from needles just in time for Thanksgiving. Participants will also learn collection and preparation techniques. All materials are provided. Class is $15 per person aged 12 and older. Reservations are required by calling 5337440 or online at www.leeparks.org The Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve is a Lee County Parks and Recreation wetland preserve with a raised boardwalk open to the public seven days a week from dawn until dusk. The trail is fully accessible and consists of a -mile lower loop; the entire trail is 1.2 miles long. Visitors to this site will see examples of old Florida in the plants and animals that live there. This natural setting provides the perfect backdrop for Florida wildlife such as wading birds, turtles, alligators, otters, squirrels, woodpeckers, butterflies, dragonflies and more. Opportunities to see wildlife are plentiful whether walking on the trail or sitting at a pond overlook. For more information, visit www. leeparks.org or contact Heather Gienapp at 533-7556. How To Find FishA question anglers always ask is, Where are the fish? Capt. George Howell will explain areas highly traveled by fish and how transition zones can help put you in the right place at the right time. Details will be provided about tidal flow and how fish use structure to ambush prey. These concepts will help you find more fish and the correct way to fish for them. Students must be at least 16 years of age to take part in the class scheduled for Thursday, November 10, from 7 to 9 p.m. The cost is $20 for Cape Coral residents, and $30 for non-residents. The location is the Cape Coral Yacht Club. Pre-registration is required. Contact the Yacht Club at 574-0806. 23rd Christmas Boat ParadeThe Greater Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce Boat Parade will light up Fort Myers Beach on December 3. The event is expected to feature 25 to 30 illuminated boats decorated with an array of animated Christmas scenes and filling the air with Christmas carols. This nighttime parade will be led by Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus on the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce boat sponsored by Adventures in Paradise. The festive boats will navigate the intracoastal on a two-hour journey as thousands of spectators gather at local waterfront restaurants, public areas, and private homes to watch the parade and celebrate the holiday season. For me the Fort Myers Beach Boat Parade signifies the start of the Christmas season, said Dan Eaton, chairperson for the boat parade. It is a fun and festive event that brings our community together. It is our Macys Parade, Fort Myers Beach Style! The vessels will assemble in front of the docks at Salty Sams Marina at 5:45 p.m. At 6:10 p.m. the boats will begin to leave Salty Sams Marina going past Parrot Key Caribbean Grill and Big Game Waterfront Grill heading northwest and rounding the corner in front of Doc Fords and under the sky bridge. The parade will travel in and out of the first two channels in Siesta Bay. Then theyll take the Matanzas Pass channel towards Bowditch Point, turning in front of the Pink Shell Resort, passing Nervous Nellies, Matanzas Inn and finishing at Salty Sams Marina for the Winners Circle Party at Big Game Waterfront Grill. Salty Sams Marina is offering free overnight dockage to all participating boats with advance registration. Boats will be required to pay for electricity if needed. Salty Sams Marina is located at 2500 Main Street, Fort Myers Beach. For advance reservations, call 463-7333. Awards will go to the first three places in the following categories: power-driven vessels up to 26 feet in length, power vessels 26 feet and over, and sailboats. There is no cost to enter the parade and businesses are encouraged to sponsor a boat. This year will also include a Peoples Choice Award. Voting will take place at participating local restaurants including Big Game Waterfront Grill and Parrot Key Caribbean Grill. Other viewing areas include the fishing piers under Matanzas Pass, Baywalk Fountain Square, and the Siesta Bay canals. To register to participate in the boat parade, contact the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce at 454-7500. Registration forms are available on the chamber website at http://fortmyersbeachchamber.org. Anyone who would like to be a sponsor, contact Nancy Eaton at the chamber office. To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


THE RIVER NOVEMBER 4, 201114 Plant SmartEarleaf Acaciaby Gerri ReavesEarleaf acacia (Acacia auriculiformis) is an evergreen tree of up to 50 feet tall with a 25-foot spread and spikes of tiny yellow-orange flowers. The trees curious name derived from the ear-shaped seed pod that upon maturity splits open to reveal flat black seeds. But this pretty tree is no friend of South Florida. A native of Australia, Papua New Guinea, and Indonesia, it invades pinelands, scrub habitat, and hammocks, posing a significant threat to native plants, even rare ones. It is listed as a category-I invasive species by the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council. Like many pests, this member of the pea family was introduced as an ornamental, arriving in Florida before 1932 and used to landscape streets. One popular book on landscaping published in the 1980s describes it as a favorite tree of many land developers for its fantastic growth and rock bottom purchase price. Its ability to grow six to eight feet in one growing season earns it the distinction of being an almost instant shade tree. Unfortunately, it adapts superbly to Floridas dry-wet seasons and can thrive in habitats with nutrient-poor soil. In addition, it fruits prolifically and the seeds are dispersed by birds. The flat, stiff crescent-shaped leaves are dark green and five to eight inches long. The tree is most noticeable when the flowers appear at the tips of the stems or in the leaf axils. It is advisable to remove this invasive tree from the landscape and hand-pull any seedlings. Another reason to remove it is a high susceptibility to wind breakage. Because of its low-maintenance, earleaf acacia is used as a container plant. But care should be taken that no seeds escape and add to the ecological invasion. Sources: plants.ifas.ufl.edu and Florida, My Eden by Frederic B. Stresau. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. Earleaf acacia, a category-I pest plant, was once commonly used in street plantings photos by Gerri Reaves Spikes of yellow-orange flowers appear much of the year Ear-shaped pods split to reveal black seeds that birds disperse CATS & DOGS Economic Value Of Conservation Lands ReviewedFlorida Gulf Coast Universitys Whitaker Center for STEM Education hosts Cela Tega 2011, a conference to examine the economic benefits of conservation lands in Estero Bay Watershed, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, November 2, at the Student Union Ballroom. The conference is free and open to the general public, agency employees, local government staff and elected officials. Plenary speaker is University of Miami economist Richard Weiskoff. Lunch keynote speaker is NPR Science correspondent Chris Joyce. Topics include mechanisms to calculate economic values of conservation lands; comparing conservation lands to real estate values; the global economic value of conservation lands; benefits of undeveloped lands in saving transportation dollars; benefits on tourism, fishing and boating; ecosystem services; benefits on flood insurance rates; economics of water quality; and the value of local parks. To register, go to: http://itech.fgcu. edu. Lunch and snacks provided by FGCU student club ECO-Action. Sponsors include Estero Bay Agency on Bay Management, FGCU College of Arts and Sciences, Journalism Program, Honors Program, Center for Environmental & Sustainability Education, the Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program, the Responsible Growth Management Coalition, Happehatchee Center, the League of Women Voters, and the Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council. For information, call Nora Egan Demers, associate professor of biology and interdisciplinary studies, 590-7211. Captiva Cruises Resuming Tour To Tarpon Lodge, Calusa Heritage TrailCaptiva Cruises newest expedition in its Discover Southwest Florida History tours will focus on the fishing cultures in Pine Island Sound, a story of fascinating characters and traditions. This cruise will depart from McCarthys Marina on Captiva and travel to Pineland on Pine Island. Along the way, passengers will get an up-close look at historic fish houses of Pine Island Sound and discuss commercial fishing and the fishing cultures from the indigenous Calusa, to Spanish Cuban Ranchos, to the Punta Gorda Fish Company and to the spectacular tarpon and sport fishing of today. The tour will be greeted at The Tarpon Lodge and passengers will be oriented to this spectacular location, the familyrun business and their tradition of fishing within Pine Island Sound and Charlotte Harbor. Passengers then will relax while enjoying the old Florida charm of the 1926 Tarpon Lodge where lunch will be served with waterfront views of the sound and its mangrove islands. After lunch, the group will walk to The Randell Research Center (RRC), located across the street from The Tarpon Lodge. The RRC, a program of the Florida Museum of Natural History, aims to establish and maintain, at the internationally significant Pineland archeological and historical site, a permanent facility dedicated to learning and teaching the archeology, history and ecology of Southwest Florida. An RRC educator will guide the tour on The Calusa Heritage Trail to one of the pre-Columbian mounds of the ancient Calusa while elaborating on this unique fishing culture. The resumption of the tour to Pine Island will occur on Saturday, October 15, at 10 a.m. Captiva Cruises has established Discover Southwest Florida History cruises to Cabbage Key, Useppa Island, Boca Grande and has recently added cruises to The Edison & Ford Winter Estates on the Caloosahatchee as well as this cruise to Pine Island. These are excellent opportunities for family and neighborhood outings to learn about the history of Southwest Florida and enjoy a day on the water. Additional information and reservations, call Captiva Cruises at 472-5300. Our email address is press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER NOVEMBER 4, 201115 CROW Case Of The Week: Red-Shouldered Hawkby Emilie AlfinoAn adult redshouldered hawk came in to the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) on September 20. He was found in the Tanglewood development in South Fort Myers. The hawk was found in a backyard just laying on his side. When he arrived at CROW, staff found him alert and responsive although quite dehydrated. His body condition was fair, he just didnt want to stand, said CROW Wildlife Rehabilitator Robin Bast. We were thinking he might have a fracture. Staff took X-rays, but nothing untoward showed up. He did have deep pain and sensitivity in his leg, which is a good sign that his nerves are still working, Bast explained. We test for pain by using a hemostat, a surgical tool similar to forceps. We squeeze the animal gently, and he should feel it and pull back. If he doesnt, it means he cant feel it. The bird had neurological deficits when he came in; he was weak and not quite all there for some reason, according to Bast. There was no sign of outward injuries so we thought it was likely trauma that caused neurologic symptoms. Because the patient was so dehydrated, staff inserted an IO catheter (IO means interosseous, or inside the bone) to more quickly deliver fluids, as opposed to subcutaneous absorption. The IO method is much faster at getting fluids through the body. Staff ran some basic tests that are usually run on birds for bacteria, infection, and other problems. We found some unwanted bacteria in his gut, said Bast. That could have been responsible for part of his weakness. She put her patient on Baytril, an antibiotic, and started basic supportive care. It turned out that the birds right leg had the most issues. By the next day, he could move his left leg but could only grip with his right leg. He couldnt perch but was making some improvement nonetheless. Two days after his arrival at CROW, staff removed the catheter, as the hawk was hydrated enough to continue to care for him using subcutaneous and oral fluids. At this point he started being more eager to eat, said Bast. We were still hand-feeding him, but instead of us having to open his mouth and actually place the food in, he was grabbing for it. On September 26, the hawk was eating on his own quite well and also starting to perch on his own. He would fall off from time to time so he wasnt entirely with it, as Bast explained, but he was getting better. The patient completed his weeks round of antibiotics on the 27th. He stayed inside for one more day and then moved to one of the smaller outdoor flight cages. He was flying around really well out there so we decided to give him more space, Bast stated. We wanted him to gain energy and stretch those flight muscles. But it soon became clear that the hawk was feeling very stressed, according to Bast. We entered the cage two times a day to clean and feed him and he would show stressed behavior. He was ready to be free of his cage and was released October 4. I would have liked him to stay three or four more days to get stronger, but it was better for him to go than to be as stressed as he was, Bast explained. The bird was released in Tanglewood, where he was found. Bast was present for the release. I opened the carrier door and he didnt want to come out at first, Bast recounted. I pulled out the towel that was on the bottom of the carrier. Then he made a nice, strong flight down the block and up into a palm tree. That last flight you see of a healthy bird makes the rehabilitation effort all worth it. 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. Visit www.crowclinic.org or call 472-3644. Red-shouldered hawk in flight Close-up, red-shouldered hawk Excitement Builds For TVs Americas DarlingExcitement is building as production progresses on Marvo Entertainment Group LLCs latest national television project, Americas Darling, the story of Jay Norwood Ding Darling (1876-1962), the Des Moines Register cartoonist and pioneering conservationist. The month of October brings the release of a new video preview of the interview with Darlings grandson, Christopher Kip Koss, at Darling-related events around the country. After being shown October 8 at Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge in Prairie City, Iowa, as part of its annual Ding Darling Day, the video was presented during Ding Darling Days at the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge in Sanibel October 16 at 1 p.m. The next stop for the preview was the National Duck Stamp Contest at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, October 28 and 29. Fall has also seen Executive Producer Samuel Koltinskys travels for the project continue. Recently he met with Vaughn Collins, former Chief of the National Duck Stamp Program, currently director of government affairs for the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership in Washington, DC. Collins is keenly aware of Darlings contributions to conservation. Ding Darling was one of the great conservationists in America, he said. Darling helped to create one of the most effective land conservation programs in the history of our country, the Federal Duck Stamp program. Since its inception in 1934, the Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp, commonly known as the Duck Stamp, has conserved over 5.3 million acres of critical wildlife in all 50 states. The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership is working to continue the spirit of Darlings conservation ethic through our work partnering with Americas hunting and fishing community. Now more than ever, it is important to recognize Ding Darling the conservationist, and hope that, through his legacy, the Americas Darling production will inspire future generations to follow his path. Koltinskys travels next took him to Memphis, Tennessee, to the national headquarters of Ducks Unlimited, where he discussed Americas Darling with H. Dale Hall, CEO of Ducks Unlimited and former director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. I am very excited about the Americas Darling project, an effort to recognize a true leader in the realm of American wildlife conservation, Hall said. JN Ding Darling was highly influential in creating conservation management as we know it today. He marshaled support for the first duck stamp, which he personally drew. He brought the science of habitat management into the mainstream of the Biological Survey, the predecessor of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. And he created the Cooperative Research Units in Universities in partnership with the Federal government and State Fish and Wildlife Agencies to train wildlife professionals. This project and recognition of the contributions made by Ding Darling are long overdue. Marvo Entertainment Group has announced the latest addition to the Americas Darling team, Associate Producer Tom Neff. Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning filmmaker and founder of the Documentary Channel, Neff brings a host of experience and expertise to the project. Another new member of the Team is the Americas Darling intern, Signe Mayland, a senior at Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa. A triple major in history, sociology, and religion, Mayland brings with her research skills and a knowledge of Iowas history. Marvo Executive Producer Samuel Koltinskys work is inspired by a passion for stories, history, preservation, and the environment. He may be contacted by phone at 270-625-6815 or email at sam@marvoentertainmentgroup.com. CROW Presents Wildlife WondersCROW, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, will be presenting daily Wonders of Wildlife at its Healing Winds Visitor Education Center at 3883 Sanibel-Captiva Road. All presentations begin at 11 a.m. and are free to members and children age 12 and younger. All others are asked for a $5 donation to attend. Admission includes the opportunity to explore CROWs interactive visitor education center both before and/or after the presentation. The upcoming schedule of presentations for this week is as follows: Friday, November 4 Meet an Animal Ambassador presented by CROW wildlife partner Melinda Russek, public relations director with the Calusa Nature Center. Animal ambassadors cannot live in the wild due to physical or psychological injuries. Learn more about the personal and natural histories of these special animals. An Eastern Screech Owl will be the first ambassador story we will share. Saturday, November 5 Getting to Know CROW presented by volunteer Gail Seldess. An overview of who we are, what we do and how you can help. Tuesday, November 8 Armadillos and Raccoons: A Timeline from Injury to Release presented by CROW volunteers Dot Lee and Kyle Miller. Lee and Miller will explain the stepby-step process of rescuing, admiting,continued on page 35


THE RIVER NOVEMBER 4, 201116 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 Art Walk Fort Myers Presents Saturday Art FairArt Walk Fort Myers is now a twoday event through April 2012! Join Art Walk on Saturday, November 5, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the Saturday Art Fair in The River District. Local art vendors will be set up on the sidewalks on First Street selling their art. Painters, potters, jewelry makers, photographers, Ho Ho Hats and more will be selling the works they created on the First Street sidewalks from Jackson Street to Dean Street. Thirty-seven local art vendors and of course the downtown galleries, shops and restaurants are open for participants enjoyment. Shop early for the holiday season and buy local. Thereis no admission charge Contact Claudia at 939-2553 or cgoode@actabuse.com for more information on this event. Gregory Wiegands wire tree sculpture Southwest Florida Symphony Opens 2011-2012 SeasonThe Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra with Michael Hall as music director and conductor, will present the opening concert of the 2011-12 season on November 5 at 8 p.m. at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. A free pre-concert lecture about the evenings program will take place in the hall at 7:15 p.m. For this concert Maestro Hall has programmed three masterpieces from great 19th century Romantic composers. A colorful and dramatic work, Les Prludes is the best known and most popular of Liszts symphonic poems. Schumanns Piano Concerto is full of lyricism, tenderness and energy, a beautiful work from beginning to end. The cheerful and pastoral Second Symphony by Brahms is among the best-loved works by the composer. Liszts Les Prludes is the third and most famous of his 13 symphonic poems. The Piano Concerto in A Minor is Schumanns only piano concerto. The work is in three movements with no pause between movements two and three. The soloist will be pianist Christopher Taylor. Among his generation of pianists, Taylor stands out as an innovative musician with a diverse array of talents and interests. During the past few years he has appeared regularly in many important concert halls and developed a loyal following throughout the United States and abroad; critics hail him as one of the most impressive young pianists on the horizon today (The Washington Post) and frighteningly talented (The New York Times). Whatever the genre or era of the composition, Taylor brings to it an active imagination and intellect coupled with heartfelt intensity and grace. The program will conclude with the Symphony No. 2 by Johannes Brahms. This is a four-movement work, one of only four symphonies by the master and according to the League of American Orchestras, the most performed symphony nearly every year in America. The Southwest Florida Symphony Society will present the annual opening gala in the Judd Pavilion at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall prior to the November 5 concert from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the party are priced at $30 or a special package (including party and concert ticket) may be purchased for $60. All proceeds benefit the Southwest Florida Symphony. Patrons should make reservations by October 29 by calling 995-1261. The performance of works by Liszt, Schumann and Brahms will be repeated at the Village Church at Shell Point on Monday, November 7, at 7:30 p.m. General admission tickets for the Shell Point performance are $20. Pianist Christopher Taylor will present a piano master class on Sunday, November 6 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Recital Hall of the Bower School of Music at Florida Gulf Coast University. Students and the public are invited. Those who attend the class are invited to attend the dress rehearsal on November 5 at 10 a.m. at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall and may purchase tickets to the November 7 concert for $5 each. To register for the master class, call the symphony office at 418-0996. Highlights: Master Works 1 Saturday, November 5, 8 p.m., Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall; Music of Liszt, Schumann and Brahms with Christopher Taylor as piano soloist Symphony Society Opening Gala November 5, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Judd Pavilion Concert repeated on Monday, November 7, 7:30 p.m. at the Village Church at Shell Point Pianist Christopher Taylor presents a Master Class Sunday, November 6, 1 to 3:30 p.m. at FGCU Bower School of Music Recital Hall The Southwest Florida Symphony offers single tickets to its performances at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, including the November 5 concert, starting at $20. Tickets are available at the symphony box office at 12651 McGregor Boulevard, Building 4-403 in Fort Myers, by calling 418-1500, or online at www. swflso.org. The Southwest Florida Symphony also offers subscription packages at savings over single ticket prices. Flex ticket packages are also available. Call the symphony box office at 418-1500 or visit www. swflso.org for more information. Calendar Girls Fail To Scare Members of Calendar Girls Florida donned a variety of Halloween costumes to dance at the 20th Annual Harvest Festival at the STARS Complex recently From page 1Kayak FestivalTaste of Matlacha and Bluegrass for a Blueway at Matlacha Park. Taste and Bluegrass have free admission. Anglers still can enter for $60. Call coordinator Joy Hazell at 533-7518 or Josh Harvel at 233-0655. Head to the beach. The Southwest Florida Paddling Club, Tampa Bay Sea Kayakers and Paradise Coast Paddling Club are hosting free group paddles. Details are available on the festival website. On Fort Myers Beach, festival-goers can join the firstever Jug Boat Race to raise funds for Wake Up America. The Saturday, November 5, event is at Bowditch Regional Park and involves homemade boats. Call organizer Wendy Rex at 810-4742. Make it an evening affair. The OBrien Subaru Kickoff Reception is Thursday, November 3, and the Canoe & Kayak Film Fest is Friday, November 4. Both are at The Residence Inn by Marriott Fort Myers-Sanibel, providing opportunities to meetand-greet VIPs in the paddling world, as well as food and beverages. Admission is $15; four-day pass holders admitted free. Then Saturday, join paddlers at the San Carlos RV Resort to watch renowned backcountry gourmet Michael Gray whip up goodies and hear from the paddling adventurers called The WaterTribe. Food and live music provided; $20 at the door; four-day pass holders admitted free. Details online. This 6th Annual Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival has been selected as one of the Southeast Tourism Societys Top 20 Events for 2011. Complete details including how to win one of three kayaks being given away are online at www. CalusaBluewayPaddlingFestival.com or available by calling 533-7474.


17 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 4, 2011 Alliance For The Arts Announces Sunday Sunset Concert SeriesThe Alliance for the Arts announces the 2012 Bruce T. Gora Sunday Sunset Concert Series, which was established in memory of long-time Alliance board member, community arts advocate, architect and musician Bruce Gora. The three-show series kicks off Sunday, February 26 with Little Eddie & the Fat Fingers and is followed by Davina & the Vagabonds on March 18, and Rebekah Pulley on April 22. The outdoor shows begin at 5 p.m. with doors opening at 4 p.m. Lawn chairs, blankets, picnic baskets and coolers are welcome on the lawn at the Margaret Morrow Frizzell Amphitheater at the Alliance. The concert series is presented by the Alliance and LCEC. Naples-based Little Eddie & The Fat Fingers will lead off the series on February 26 with a mix of Delta, Chicago, boogie woogie and rocking blues. The band is made up of Ryan Bladen on vocals and guitar, Peter Orifice on piano, Eric Jeffcoat on bass, Andrew Galler on drums and occasionally Marc Ferris on harmonica. Next up, Davina & the Vagabonds are back by popular demand on Sunday, March 18. Theyre known in the Twin Cities, Minnesota as the busiest band in town because of their hard-working professionalism, high energy stage performances and original sound. Their music has been described as hot jazz-blues-cabaret-soul-loungerock that warms the soul and just plain makes ya wanna dance. Then on April 22 Alaskan born singer/songwriter and guitarist Rebekah Pulley and her band will bring their rootsy blend of soulful, southern folk-rock to the stage. She has garnered numerous songwriting awards for her ethereal vocals and poetic lyrics since breaking into the Tampa music scene in 2000. Tickets are available at www.artinlee.org. Pr e-sale tickets for the three-concert series are on sale at a discounted rate of $45. General admission is $20. Alliance for the Arts is located on the corner of Colonial and McGregor boulevards. Food and beverages will be available for purchase but coolers are welcome. These events are presented in partnership with LCEC and Alliance media sponsor The News Press Media Group. The Alliance for the Arts galleries are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays, located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard just south of Colonial Boulevard. Rebekah Pulley Little Eddie & the Fat Fingers Davina & the Vagabonds Arts And Culture Grant WinnersThe City of Fort Myers recognizes the importance of the arts to the cultural, educational, and economic well-being of its population. Ten years ago, City Council created the Arts and Culture Grants program for nonprofit arts and culture organizations, nonprofit organizations providing art and culture projects and programs, and individual artists serving Fort Myers. To enhance access by all residents to a full range of cultural experiences, the city provides this funding through its annual budget process each year. The fiscal year 2010-2011 budget allocated $100,000 for Arts and Culture Grants. The Public Art Committee awarded that $100,000 to 37 arts organizations and individuals. Since beginning this grant program, the city has given more than $750,000 to 176 individuals and organizations. The following artists and organizations were awarded grants this year: Operating Grant Recipients Alliance for the Arts $7,500 ArtFest Fort Myers, Inc. $7,500 Art League of Fort Myers $3,000 Florida Art Center $7,800 Florida Repertory Theatre $7,500 Gulf Coast Symphony $6,000 Theatre Conspiracy $7,500 Woodturners of Southwest Florida $2,000 Projects And Program Grant Recipients Caloosa Nature Center and Planetarium $2,000 Community Cooperative Ministries, Inc. $2,500 Creative Theater Workshop, Inc. $2,000 Music Foundation of Southwest Florida $2,500 River District Alliance $4,000 Southwest Florida Historical Society $2,500 Southwest Florida Symphony $4,000 Young Artists Awards $4,000 Individual Artist Grant Recipients Kellenn Beck Mills $500 Katherine Boren $1,500 James Brock $1,000 Barry Cavin $1,000 Patricia Collins $2,000 Mark Cranford $800 Jamie Golob $1,000 David Hatchett $2,000 Philip Heubeck $1,000 Mamie Holst $1,500 Krista Johnson $2,000 TLeo Johnson $2,000 Eric Levin $800 Doug MacGregor $2,000 Ann McCarty Sickels $800 Judson R. Nelson $1,500 Sherry Rohl $1,000 Kenneth Rowe $1,000 Carl Schwartz $1,500 Tim Smith $2,000 Terry Lynn Spry $800 For information, call Donna Lovejoy, City of Fort Myers at 321-7217.


THE RIVER NOVEMBER 4, 201118 Lakes Regional Library ProgramsNext months roster of activities at Lakes Regional Library offers topics for all ages. The following activities are free to the public: Adults English Caf, 6 p.m. Mondays, November 7, 14, 21, 28 Practice your English with English Caf, a free conversation session for adult ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) and ESL (English as a Second Language) students. Each 90-minute session provides adult learners an opportunity to practice speaking English with native speakers. Participants may start at any time. Advanced registration is not necessary. Book Discussion: Jaimy Gordons Lord of Misrule, 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 15 Read and discuss this National Book Award Winner. At the rock-bottom end of the sport of kings sits the ruthless and often violent world of cheap horse racing, where trainers and jockeys, grooms and hotwalkers, loan sharks and touts all struggle to take an edge, or prove their luck, or just survive. Equal parts Nathanael West, Damon Runyon and Eudora Welty, Lord of Misrule follows five characters, scarred and lonely dreamers in the American grain, through a year and four races at Indian Mount Downs, downriver from Wheeling, West Virginia. Registration is required. Family Toddler Storytime, 10 a.m. Wednesdays, November 2, 9, 16, 30 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. Wednesdays, November 2, 9, 16, 30 This program is for the whole family and lasts about 30 minutes. Registration is required. Baby-Parent Rhyme Time, 10 a.m. Mondays, November 7, 14, 28 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. Children Preschool Storytime, 11 a.m. Mondays, November 7, 14, 28 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. Registration is required. Medieval Mania, 4 p.m. Wednesday, November 9Enter a medieval world of knights, dragons, and princesses. Explore this exciting era through stories, activities, and a craft. For kindergarten through second grade. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lakes Regional Library. Registration is requested. Thanksgiving Crafts, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, November 17 Three Thanksgiving crafts and a turkey tale await you at this special program for children ages three to five. Sponsored by the Friends of Lakes Regional Library. Registration is requested. Kids Read Down Fines, 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, November 17 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. Coupons may be applied only to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under. Everything Japanese, 4 p.m. Tuesday, November 22Have you noticed how Japan has so many fascinating aspects of its unique culture? Come and journey through Japan and explore both the modern and ancient times of this wonderful country. There will be stories, legends, activities and a craft. For grades kindergarten through five. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lakes Regional Library. Registration is requested.Teens Kids Read Down Fines, 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, November 17 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. Coupons may be applied only to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under. 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 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 on your next visit, to find out about programs at other locations. Call the host library, or Telephone Reference at 479INFO (4636), for more information about a specific program. Association Of University WomenThe American Association of University Women will hold a luncheon with speaker November 17 at 11:30 a.m. This meeting is open to the public. Janina Birtolo will present her onewoman show, Woman Rebel: Margaret Sanger. This show traces Sangers development from poor Irish-American girl to one of the worlds leading advocates for womens rights to safe and reliable birth control. Admission is $18; make reservations by calling Sondra Marshall at 437-4570. The luncheon will be held at Royal Palm Yacht Club, West First Street, Fort Myers. Fort Myers-Lee County Public Library ProgramsNext months roster of activities at Fort Myers-Lee County Public Library offers topics for all ages. The following activities are free to the public: Adults Bedbugs!, 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 2 This CEU-eligible (Continuing Education Units) program is for daycare providers, teachers, and anyone who wants to know how to recognize a bedbug bite, what to do when you see one, and all the details on bedbugs in Southwest Florida. Registration is requested. Create a Beaded Snowflake, 9:30 a.m. Friday, November 4 Make a lovely beaded snowflake to hang in your window, sparkle on a package or adorn a card. It is easy and fun to make; it only looks complicated. All materials supplied. Registration is required. Evaluating Evidence: Do the Facts and Circumstances Fit?, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, November 5 Genealogical research generates discoveries made from a wide variety of sources. Examples would include family members, friends, neighbors and others who claim to have knowledge about an ancestor, family, or event related to your research. The facts presented may or may not be valid. Eventually, you must begin the process of evaluating this information for accuracy. This seminar will discuss the most useful techniques used to test the accuracy of information. Registration is required. Holiday$ on the Cheap!, 10 a.m. Tuesday, November 8 Celia Hill from the Lee County Extension Service will provide ideas for holiday planning without breaking the bank and ideas for low-cost, fun holidays when you havent had time to plan. A door prize will be provided for all attendees. Registration is requested. Book Discussion: Olga Grushins The Line, noon on Wednesday, November 16 Second Helpings: The books being read this year are the second novels of debut novelists read during the past several years. Whether or not you have read the authors first novel or this one, join us for a discussion of The Line by Olga Grushin. Card Stitching for the Holidays & All Year Round, 10 a.m. on Friday, November 18 Create beautiful cards using thread and simple straight stitches. You dont need to know how to sew to create lovely, unique cards. All materials supplied. Registration is requested. Small Business Series: Whats the Best Form of Organization for My Business?, 2 p.m. Monday, November 28 Should you be a sole proprietor or LLC? Whats the difference? Learn about sole proprietorship, partnerships, corporations and LLCs. Registration is required. Family Family Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, November 2, 9, 16, 30 This program is for the whole family and lasts about 30 minutes. Registration is required. Baby-Parent Rhyme Time, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, November 10, 17 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. Children Native American Crafts, 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, November 16 Come celebrate at the library and make tribal chokers and bear claw necklaces. These crafts are fun to make and take home. All supplies provided. Register online for this free program. Kids Read Down Fines, 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, November 21 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. Coupons may be applied only to cards issued to patrons age 18 and younger. Registration and library card are required. Teens Beading Gifts You Make, 5 p.m. Tuesday, November 8 Make a small beading project to go. Supplies are provided. For grades six through 12. Registration is required. Kids Read Down Fines, 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, November 21 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. Coupons may be applied only to cards issued to patrons age 18 and younger. Registration and library card are required. Minute to Win It for Teens, 5 p.m. Tuesday, November 22 Based on the television show Minute to Win It, there will be another session for those who like to play. Do you think you can toss that ball into that cup? Can you flip pennies? Are you able to Hula Hoop? Can you toss bean bags? Everyone will get a chance to play since we only need a minute to win it! For grades six through 12. The Fort Myers-Lee County Public Library is located at 2050 Central Avenue in Fort Myers. For information about a program or to register, call 5334600. 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 on your next visit, to find out about programs at other locations. Call the host library, or Telephone Reference at 479INFO (4636), for more information.


19 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 4, 2011 Voted BEST OF THE ISLANDSSpecials Every Day Voted as a Top 5 Best Breakfast in Florida By Southern Living Open 7 am 10 pm 7 Days a Week Breakfast t Endless Happy Hour Huge Kids Menu Outside Open 7 am 10 pm 7 Days a Week O Voted BEST Family Dining We Pro ud ly y y y We Now Serving Fresh Regional Premier At Gulfshore Playhouseby Di SaggauHandle With Care by Jason Odell Williams is a charming play about fate, love, destiny, random occurrences and coincidences that make up the journey of life. This is only the second time the play has shown in the country. It opened in 2011 in Ithaca, New York under the old title At A Loss. The new title Handle With Care is credited to Gulfshore Director Kristen Coury, who worked with the playwright and cast tweaking the script during rehearsals.The finished product stars Williams wife Charlotte Cohn in a leading role. Williams wrote the play for his wife and calls it his Jewish Christmas play. It opens in a chain motel on Christmas Eve, just outside of Roanoke, Virginia. A young Israeli beauty, Ayelet, (Cohn) is screaming in Hebrew at a thoroughly confused DHL deliveryman Terry (Justin Swain). He has misplaced a very important package, one containing the remains of the angry womans late grandmother. They are unable to communicate with one another. I dont speak whatever youre speaking there, says the delivery man.The next scene is a flashback to the night before when Grandmother Edna (Geraldine Librandi) is still alive in the same drab motel room with her granddaughter, a reluctant traveling companion. Grandma is content watching Wheel of Fortune while Ayelet is frustrated at not having visited the Statue of Liberty and Times Square. Grandma reveals that one reason she brought Ayalet to America is to find her a future husband. The DHL deliveryman calls his buddy Josh (Michael Zlabinger) to help him out. Josh knows very little Hebrew, but eventually he and Ayelet manage to communicate. Ayalet has just broken up with her boyfriend and Josh, who lost his wife in a car accident, is tired of being set up by friends. Will the two connect? It seems a strong possibility. Act Two opens with a moving scene where Edna reveals a secret to her granddaughter about a lost love. This scene grabs you and starts to put everything in place. The question arises, If you had it to do over again, what would you do? We can all relate to that in some way. Kristen Coury says the play is about all of us. Have you ever had to deal with being in another land, another culture, and speaking another language, striving desperately to be understood, and feeling judged, or maybe even a little judgmental, as a result? Have you ever felt like your life was an endless series of twists and turns, with no rhyme or reason, ending in a random result, unplanned and unforeseen? If so, you will enjoy the journey that takes place on stage. Handle With Care, a Gulfshore Playhouse production, plays through November 20 at the Norris Center, 755 8th Avenue South in Naples. For tickets call 1-866-811-4111. English Country DancingLearn the social dances of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries at the Wa-ke Hatchee Recreation Center, 16760 Bass Road in Fort Myers. Dress is casual wear flat shoes with non-slip soles; no flip-flops. Partners are not necessary and beginners are welcome. This family-friendly event has live music.Lessons are Tuesdays, 6.30 to 8.30 p.m. (year-round) and are free after a onetime payment of $10 which covers lifetime membership to Wa-Ke Hatchee Recreation Center. Call for driving directions.Contact Gillian Carney, 603-9828, Email fortmyersdancers@hotmail, or website: http://dancefl.us/ecd/FtMyersECD. shtml. Charlotte Cohn stars as Ayelet in the Gulfshore Playhouses production of Handle with Care Playwright Jason Odell Williams will be in residence during Gulfshore Playhouses production of Handle with Care


THE RIVER NOVEMBER 4, 201120 Chaotic Hilarity At Florida Repby Di SaggauNeil Simon has been bringing laughter into the lives of theater goers for many years. One of his best comedic plays, Rumors, is showing at Florida Rep. This production is the funniest and cleverest Ive ever seen. It sparkles from beginning to end. The cast is spot-on in portraying their respective roles: four couples who desperately try to survive a high-brow 10th anniversary dinner party as the guest of honor is busy bleeding upstairs and his wife is nowhere to be found. What follows is a series of increasingly ludicrous events that have the audience laughing out loud over and over again. Director Robert Cacioppo has assembled a cast that perfectly complements each other. First to arrive at the party are lawyers Chris and Ken Gorman (Michelle Damato and Brad DePlanche), who discover that their hostess, along with the household staff, has taken off for parts unknown, and their host is upstairs in the bedroom, nursing a bullet wound in his earlobe, presumably following an unsuccessful suicide attempt. They concoct a confusing explanation for the situation, one that continues to change as others arrive for the party. Lies upon lies, and confusion over which fiction is the currently operable one has the audience in stitches. Next come Claire and Lenny Ganz (Carrie Lund and David Breitbarth). They have the cleverest lines and their delivery, facial expression, timing and charm are exceptional. Breitbarth is hysterical as a man suffering from whiplash, and gives a final monologue, the supreme lie of the evening, that totally wins over the audience. Lund is perfect in her role as a jaded suburban housewife, nailing her lines with a deadpan delivery. And wait until you see her dance to La Bamba, a show-stopping scene involving the entire cast. Ernie and Cookie Cusack (David S. Howard and Viki Boyle), portray a doting, baby-talking husband and a television cooking show host, who add considerable hilarity to the production. Glenn and Cassie Cooper, played by Peter Thomasson and Jackie Schram, are the most polished of the elite dinner guests and are wholly believable in their roles as the state senatorial candidate and his disillusioned, distrusting bride. The two police offers who enter the action during the second act are played by Mark Chambers and Julianne Avolio. Chambers does a nice job showing us how perturbed he is with the dinner party guests and Avolio, who has few lines, picked up laughs for her interaction with the police radio on her shoulder. Rumors is unapologetically and delightfully silly, a zany, frantic energy show that provides a totally entertaining evening for the audience. Its a pleasure to watch an ensemble whose members bring each others performances to new heights. To top things off, Set Designer Jim Hunter has put together a detailed, complete set that supports all of the crazy action on stage. The show plays through November 18 at Florida Repertory Theatre, in the Historic Arcade Theatre on Bay Street between Jackson and Hendry. Tickets are available online at floridarep.org or by calling 332-4488. The entire cast of Neil Simons Rumors, now showing at Florida RepSouthwest Florida Symphony Pops Season Opens The Southwest Florida Symphony will present the opening pops concert of the 2011-12 season, The American Songbook on Friday, November 11 and Saturday, November 12, at 8 p.m. at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. Guest vocalists Destan Owens and Sarah Pfisterer will join the orchestra under the direction of Music Director Michael Hall in a program of music from Broadway, Hollywood and Tin Pan Alley. The program will include works by Arlen, Berlin, Ellington, Gershwin, Kern, Mercer, Porter, Rodgers, Hart and Hammerstein. Owens is an Oklahoma native with a bachelors in musical theater from Oklahoma City University. He has appeared as soloist with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic and as a member of Broadway Inspirational Voices as well as in film and on stage. Pfisterer has played over 1,000 performances in the role of Christine in The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway and across the country. A Metropolitan Opera semi-finalist, Pfisterer has worked with conductors such as Michael Tilson Thomas and John McGlinn and did a recording of Jerome Kerns Oh Boy in London under the direction of McGlinn. She has appeared on The Today Show and The Rosie ODonnell Show. In addition to numerous commercials and industrial films, she is featured in the music video Beggars Waltz. This concert is sponsored by a gift from Charles B. Munsch. The Southwest Florida Symphony offers single tickets to its performances at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall starting at $20. Tickets are available at the Symphony Box office at 12651 McGregor Boulevard, Bldg. 4-403 in Fort Myers, by calling 418-1500 or online at www.swflso.org The Southwest Florida Symphony also offers subscription packages at substantial savings over the single ticket prices. Flex ticket packages are also available. Call the Symphony Box Office at 418-1500 or visit www.swflso.org. IL TESORO RISTORANTE IL TESORO RISTORANTE Fine Italian Cuisine DOLCE TESORO DOLCE TESOROBAKERY GELATO ESPRESSO Tahitian Gardens Plaza Tahitian Gardens Plaza 2300 Periwinkle Way Sanibel Island, FL 33957 239.472.4300 Fax 239.472.4333 Holidays are right around the corner. 10% off all Gift Certificates Now Nov. 15th!New menu items, all organic, free-range, fresh!751 Tarpon Bay Road Sanibel Island, FL 33957 t: 239.395.4022 www.iltesoro.net


21 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 4, 2011 Julie Markytan In The Alliance Member GalleryThe Alliance for the Arts presents sculptures by Alliance member Julie Markytan. The wall-hung pieces are mostly created using disused circuit boards and other electrical and metallic items. If you missed the recent Refuse Repurposed opening you can still view Markytans work in the Alliance Member Gallery throughout the Refuse Repurposed exhibition and also during Taste of the Arts November 13. I love using recycled materials. A journey to the salvage yard is like finding buried treasure, said Markytan. Each item an inspirational jewel. To everything there is a purpose and then the potential to become art. Markytans work is being featured during this years Taste of the Arts on Sunday, November 13. Tickets are available online or at the Alliance for the Arts on the corner of McGregor and Colonial in Fort Myers. The Alliance for the Arts galleries are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays, located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard just south of Colonial Boulevard. Trans Mitter Betta, Julie Markytan The Florida Laboratory Theater brings to SanibelWHOS AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?Starring local favorites, Stephanie Davis, Scott Carpenter, Nykkie Rizley, and Douglas LandinOCTOBER 27 NOVEMBER 5 Herb Strauss Theater BIG ARTS Susen & James Berg Season Sponsor Show Sponsors$42; CHILD 17 AND UNDER $20 Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com Fort Myers Art Walk And Art FairThe first weekend of November will see new art exhibits and an expanded art fair in downtown Fort Myers. The next monthly Art Walk will take place on Friday, November 4, 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. On Saturday, November 5, the organizers of Art Walk present the seasonal Saturday Art Fair. A new twist this year is the art fair is now a juried event and showcases individual artists at tables along the sidewalks of First Street. The Saturday Art Fair runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is free to attend. Thirty-seven artists and art vendors are scheduled to be at Novembers Saturday Art Fair. The monthly Art Walk is held on the first Friday of every month from 6 to 10 p.m. The November Art Walk will include more than a dozen art galleries and art stops and will feature new art shows, live music, and the traditional after-party. Some highlights of Fridays Art Walk: Art of the Olympians: Opening of its newest exhibition, Legends of featuring art from four U.S. Olympians from the 1968 games (Rink Babka, Bob Beamon, Peggy Fleming, and Al Oerter). Art League of Fort Myers: Opening reception for Welcome Back exhibit. Arts for ACT Gallery: Opening reception for new show featuring artists Mark Cranford, Cindy Jane, and Heidi Schmitz. Coloring The World: The gallery welcomes local high school student and cartoonist Shelby Nawalaniec as its guest artist. daas Gallery: Opening reception for Artifacts of the Black Rain: The Art of Tony Chainsaw Myles. Gallery Showcase and Information Center at IberiaBank (Bayview Court at First Street). Art Walk T-shirts are available at this location as well as buttons, maps and brochures. HOWL Gallery/Tattoo: Opening reception for Modern Tiki exhibit by Miami pop/lowbrow artist N! Satterfield. In One Instant: Opening of Beauty Everywhere: The Photography of Bettina Edwards. Market America Realty and Investments: Courtyard reception for exhibit by artist Doug Heslep called A Stunning Perspective Fine Art Nudes. Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center: Opening of Edison State College Art Show, 8 on Eighteen. Savvy on First: Featuring artists Kyra Jachode and Tracy Theriault, fiber arts, fine jewelry, and jewelry holders. Space 39 Gallery: Group art show. Syzygy Gallery: Opening for exhibit featuring artist Zaki. Nearly 50 participants make Art Walk successful each month. Held the first Friday of every monthcontinued on page 22


THE RIVER NOVEMBER 4, 201122 Tennis Challenge At Bonita BayWinner of the 31st Annual Naples-Fort Myers Tennis Challenge, scheduled for Saturday, November 12, at Bonita Bay Club, will get bragging rights and possession of the Naples-Fort Myers Cup for the next year.The first round of matches will start at 2:30 p.m., pitting the best tennis players of Lee County against the best of Collier County.The challenge is open to the public free. This years invitational competition includes 22 mens and womens singles, doubles and mixed-doubles matches. Team captains individually selected players, many of whom are state and nationally ranked and teaching professionals with college and/or tour experience. Captaining this years Fort Myers team is Jeff Timmer, director of tennis at Colonial Country Club. A long-time resident of Fort Myers, Timmer played tennis at Edison State College and ranks nationally in the top 10 of the 45-year age group. His staff developed the tennis program at the eight-year-old Colonial Country Club from scratch. Given their successful record over the past several years, Timmer said, definitely makes the Naples team the favorite going into the tournament. However, we have a lot of support from our strong base of talented players in the Fort Myers area, so we have a few surprises in store for this years challenge. Pete Minarich, director of tennis at Pelican Marsh, will head the Naples team. He is a graduate of Wake Forest, and his singles ranking has been as high as No. 3 in Florida Mens 35s. He has worked with many young ranked players and coached at both the Wimbledon and U.S. Open championships. Minarich thinks the growth and development of tennis clubs and players in the Naples area gives his team an advantage over the Fort Myers team. Its my job to field the absolute best players on each of the 18 courts, said Minarich. If I can do that, it will come down to the last three or four matches, but Im confident we will have the edge. Paula Scheb, director of tennis at Bonita Bay Club, said, We expect several hundred tennis fans as well as friends and relatives of the 76 players who are taking part in this fantastic, high-level tennis competition. This years event features a party for all the players and their significant others to celebrate the winning team. More than anything we are thrilled to host this super-charged and always fun competitive event at Bonita Bay. The Naples-Fort Myers Tennis Challenge is sponsored again by Ritzman Tennis, Southwest Floridas largest tennis court contractor; Allen Systems Group Software Solutions, the Naples-based international leader in business software; and Carrabbas Italian Grill of Bonita Springs. Page & Tuttle is the event shirt sponsor. Lee County Tennis Association will be on hand to promote its charitable activities. The tournament site is the Bonita Bay Club Tennis Center, which was rebuilt in 2010 and has 18 Har-Tru courts. The tennis center is located in Bonita Bay, at the corner of West Terry Street and U.S. 41 in Bonita Springs. From page 21Fort Myers Art Walkfrom 6 to 10 pm., Art Walk features local and national artwork in the downtown art galleries and several art stops in the Fort Myers River District. The evening culminates with an after-party at 10 p.m. The November after-party will be held at Spirits of Bacchus on Hendry Street. Another highlight of the evening is the weekly Friday Night Live free concert series which takes place in the Patio de Leon. Memphis 56 will perform from 6 to 9 p.m. New Art Walk buttons will be available at galleries that night. Art Walk has its own T-shirt (in red or black). Shirts are available for a $12 donation at the IberiaBank gallery showcase during Art Walk. A free shuttle service courtesy of Select Transportation Inc., with stops planned near the art venues, and parking at the Harborside Event Center will be available for Art Walk patrons. Shuttle stops include The Oasis Condominiums, Art of the Olympians, and the Patio de Leon entrance at First Street. A map of Art Walk showing transportation and parking will be distributed by participating galleries. Art Walk is a rainor-shine event. Art Walk was started by a group of art galleries and art enthusiasts and debuted in October of 2008. It is a River District Alliance event. For more information, visit www.fortmyersartwalk.com. Bonita Bay Club Tennis Center Award-Winning Tennis Pro Joins Cypress LakeCypress Lake Country Club has hired tennis professional Terry See as its director of tennis. A level one certified instructor by the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), See will provide members of all ages with individual and group tennis lessons at a variety of experience levels from beginning to advanced instruction. Prior to joining Cypress Lake Country Club, See was head teaching professional at another local country club. In addition, he serves as the lead tennis coordinator for Lee County Schools, offering free tennis lessons to students at schools throughout the county. With more than 40 years of experience in tennis instruction, Terry brings both expertise and passion for the game, said Ed Rodgers, general manager, Cypress Lake Country Club. We are pleased to provide our members with the opportunity to receive the highest level of tennis instruction from a skilled and talented professional. In addition to his USPTA level one instruction certification, See is a member of a variety of local and national professional organizations including the Florida USPTA, the United States Tennis Association and United States Professional Tennis Registry. He has both a bachelors degree and a masters degree in physical education and has earned a number of professional tennis awards including the district USPTA Pro of the Year in 2006. Located at 6767 Winkler Road in Fort Myers, Cypress Lake Country Club is a member-owned, private country club with more than 280 members. For more information, call 481-1333 or visit www. cypresslakecc.com. Terry See 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 RIVER NOVEMBER 4, 201123 BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island With The Coming Next Year Of A Major LPGA Event, Area Hosts Tournaments For All Three Pro Tours.by Ed FrankIf there were any doubts that our area has become a red-hot hub of professional golf, those doubts were erased last week with the announcement that the prestigious LPGA CME Group Titleholders featuring the worlds best female golfers will be held here beginning next year. The season-ending $1.5 million tournament, with a $500,000 first-place check, will be played November 15 through 18 at TwinEagles in Naples. This brings to three the number of annual professional tournaments played here the Champions Tour Ace Group Classic, the post-season PGA Shark Shootout and now the ladies Titleholders. The LPGA has been absent from Southwest Florida since 2001, the final year of the Subaru Memorial. The format of the Titleholders is unique to tournament golf. The field consists of three qualifiers from every tournament on the LPGA Tour, thus creating a season-long competitive program never before used in professional golf. This format will be introduced next month at the Titleholders in Orlando. When moving here next November, the Titleholders will be the first professional event at the completely redesigned Eagle course, one of two at TwinEagles. The course was first designed by Hall of Famer Gary Player. TwinEagles also is home to the Champions Tour Ace Group Classic that will celebrate its 25th anniversary in Southwest Florida next February 13-19. One of the most popular events on the senior circuit that annually draws the biggest names in 50-and-over professional golf, the Ace Group Classic has raised millions for local charities. The 2011 tournament provided more than $200,000 to 10 charitable organizations in the area. Next month, the 23d edition of Greg Normans Shark Shootout will feature 24 of the best golfers from the PGA Tour when it returns to the Tiburon Golf Club in Naples. Twelve players in the field recorded 15 victories in 2011, twelve on the PGA Tour, and three on the Champions Tour. Headlining the field is PGA champion Keegan Bradley who earned a notch in golf history when he won playing in his first major tournament. The Shark Shootout consists of 12 two-man teams competing for a purse of $3 million in a mixed format of alternate shots, better ball and scramble. The team pairings for the Shark Shootout will be announced in the next couple of weeks. It is doubtful whether there is another locale in America that can call home to tournaments of all three professional tours testimony to the strong following of professional golf in Southwest Florida. Losses Mount for Everblades on Long Road Trip. It has been a tough road trip for the Florida Everblades hockey team, losing twice last weekend to Greenville, 7-4 and 5-3. The Everblades began the week with a 1-4 record in a nine-game road trip that continues this week. The local team completes the 5,000-mile journey with four games this week at Gwinnett, two at South Carolina and one at Greenville. Florida returns to home ice at Germain Arena next week hosting Wheeling for three games Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights. Through last weekend, Florida had a 2-4-1 season record and a fourth place standing in the ECHL South Division. MENS LEAGUE MENS LEAGUE STILL ACCEPTING PLAYERS STILL ACCEPTING PLAYERS CONTACT THE PRO SHOP CONTACT THE PRO SHOP To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


THE RIVER NOVEMBER 4, 201124 Blueberry-Lemon Corn Muffins paper muffin cup liners stick ( cup) unsalted butter cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoons baking powder cup yellow cornmeal cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar 1 tablespoon freshly grated lemon zest cup whole milk 2 large egg yolks cup blueberriesPreheat oven to 375 degrees F and line six 1/3-cup muffin cups with paper liners. Melt butter and cool. Into a large bowl sift together flour and baking powder and whisk in cornmeal, cup sugar, lemon zest, and a generous pinch salt. In a bowl whisk together melted butter, milk, and yolks and add to flour mixture with half of blueberries, gently stirring until just combined. Divide batter evenly among cups (batter will fill cups) and press remaining blueberries into tops of muffins. Sprinkle tops of muffins evenly with remaining tablespoon sugar. Bake muffins in middle of oven about 15 minutes, or until tops are golden and a tester comes out clean. Remove muffins from cups and cool on a rack. Muffins keep in an airtight container at room temperature two days. Look for Fresh from Florida ingredients at your grocery store. Blueberry-Lemon Corn Muffins From page 1GreenMarket ChefVisit the GreenMarket to see whats cooking on November 5 at 10 a.m. Or come out any Saturday morning for fresh, local ingredients, handicrafts, gardening supplies, free gardening classes, live music, coffee, pastries and free Wi-Fi and art exhibits in the main Alliance for the Arts building. The GreenMarket supports a more sustainable lifestyle by encouraging people to grow their own food. Its also a hub for everything locally grown, caught and cultivated, with vendors offering fresh local produce, breads, seafood, organic sprouts, tropical fruit, free-range eggs, honey, gardening supplies and more. Its every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Alliance for the Arts. More information is available at www. ArtInLee.org or by calling 939-2787. Blooms For BirdsBlooms for Birds will be held November 8 through 10, when Fort Myers Floral Designs will give away a fresh bouquet of flowers to those who bring in a fresh or frozen turkey to benefit Harry Chapin Food Banks Thanksgiving Turkey Drive. Colleen and I would like to help the Harry Chapin Food Bank provide turkeys at Thanksgiving to its many nonprofit agencies that distribute food directly to help needy families at Thanksgiving, said owner Floral Designs owner Greg DePasquale. Well have a refrigerated truck here and would love to fill it to the brim all three days. The need is so great this year and we urge our friends and neighbors to help us feed those who are struggling to put food on their Thanksgiving tables. Turkeys can be dropped off from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Fort Myers Floral Designs, www.fortmyersfloraldesigns. com, located at 11480 South Cleveland Avenue in Fort Myers at the Beacon Manor traffic light. For more information, call 278-0770 or stop by its drive-up window for fast, convenient service. Bring A Can Of Food To Aviation Day SaturdayEnjoy a free family fun day on Saturday, November 5 by attending the annual Aviation Day at Page Field and help relieve hunger in Southwest Florida by bringing nonperishable food items to be donated to the Harry Chapin Food Bank. There is no admission charge. Aviation Day is a perennial favorite for the community and is held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. You can view experimental, antique, and military plane exhibits and take plane rides. There will also be plenty of activities for the children. Demonstrations will be offered by airport police and fire departments. Aviationthemed shopping and food vendors will be on site. The SBDC at Florida Gulf Coast University is a member of the Florida SBDC Network, a statewide service network funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Sponsored by: Date: Saturday, November 5th Time: 9:00 am pm Location: Southwest Florida Enterprise Center Address: 3903 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd Fort Myers, Florida 33916 Cost: Free (Complimentary Refreshments) Meet and mingle See whats new and what resources are available to small business in your local area from federal, state and local agencies Topics include everything from starti ng your business, to doing business with various governments Check it Out! Take a tour on the Florida Small Business Mobil Assistance Bus (MAC) used to assist small businesses during natural disasters. Dont forget your business cards for networking opportunities with other local businesses! Register www.sbdcseminars.org or call our main office at 239.745.3700 Join Our Mobile VIP Club by Texting: SBDC To: 97063 Join Us for the Small Business Development Centers 6th Annual Business and Breakfast


THE RIVER NOVEMBER 4, 201125 Solar Solutions12995 S. Cleveland #235A Fort Myers, Fl 33919 239-466-8605 www.FLDayLight.com SOLAR SOLUTIONSCelebrating our 10 year anniversary Solatubes Are Solatubes Are Perfect For Perfect For Dark Kitchens, Dark Kitchens, Bathrooms And Bathrooms And Living Rooms Living Rooms $525 10 Watt Fan or 10 Solatube Installed (Shingle roof only) New Solar Powered Attic Fan Helps Lower Electric Bill 10, 20, 25 & 40 Watt Avail. Elementary School Children Learn To Paint Plein AirThis week, art teacher Holly Nichols began working with the students at Beach Elementary School on Fort Myers Beach to give them a taste of painting outdoors or plein air. On Wednesday morning the Fort Myers Beach Art Association Outdoor Painting group met at the school for their weekly plein air session. As the children came outside for classes they were able to watch the artists at work and ask questions about the whole process. They were fascinated by the equipment, the paint, how to mix colors, and how each artist interpreted the scene differently even if they were looking at the same subject. All the artists had fun and felt like rock stars, and the children had a great learning experience. Artists returned to the school in the following days to help Nichols as she took the fifth graders outside to paint. They learned to use a viewfinder and began their artwork in watercolor. Work will continue next week as the children prepare for the display in the Paint the Beach...Sandcastles to Shrimpboats festival tent. All the students at the school will have a piece of artwork displayed there, thanks to Nichols and Principal Wood. Students will participate on Saturday November 19 at 9 a.m. in another plein air event at the festival under the supervision of Mimi Little from the art association as well as Nichols and Wood. They must be accompanied by an adult and sign up at their school. Beach Elementary School students will do a vocal performance on November 19 at 6 p.m. in the festival tent. The 2nd Annual Paint the Beach...Sandcastles to Shrimpboats, a plein air festival in Fort Myers Beach runs November 14 through 20 with an Afterglow Show November 21 and 22 at the Santini Marina Plaza. Plein air artists are coming to paint the town of Fort Myers Beach. Main sponsors Fish Tale Marina, Santini Marina Plaza and the Fort Myers Beach Art Association with contributing sponsors Holiday Inn, The Lighthouse Inn and Resorts, Smokin Oyster Brewery, Diamondhead Resort and World Championship Sandsculpting are once again bringing in music and fine food to enhance the experience of the plein air artists and visitors. Artists will be painting around town November 14 through 17 and present their work at the Collectors Preview Gala on November 18 from 6 to 9 p.m. A quick draw event will be held on Saturday near the tent. There will be bands, plays and art for all to enjoy. Tickets for the gala are on sale at the Fish Tale Marina Office and the Fort Myers Beach Art Association gallery. Tickets are $20. in advance or $25 at the door. An order form for tickets is on the website, www.fortmyersbeachart.com. The working gallery on Donora and Shellmound, Fort Myers Beach, is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, call 463-3909 or visit www.fortmyersbeachart.com. Pauline Healey and Kathy Taylor painting at Beach Elementary photos by Michele Buelow Holly Nichols, art teacher, Ulises Santiago and Ben Sohner painting plein air New Journalism Course At FGCU Receives GrantFlorida Gulf Coast Universitys newly created journalism program has been awarded a $42,000 grant from the Robert R. McCormick Foundation to launch Face-to-Face: Conversations with Journalists. The grant will allow high school, undergraduate and graduate students from across the United States to talk virtually with journalists who have covered news in hard-to-reach areas. These are journalists whom students would never otherwise meet, said Lyn Millner, who leads FGCUs journalism program and who created the project. Students will learn how these reporters make decisions, verify information and report the truth especially in challenging environments. FGCU will partner with Poynters News University in St. Petersburg, Florida, and with Stony Brook Universitys Center for News Literacy in Long Island, New York, to produce the Face-to-Face conversations. Millner and new Associate Professor Of Journalism Rick Kenney will develop companion teaching resource materials as part of the project. We welcome FGCU to our grantee portfolio, said McCormick Foundation Journalism Program Director Clark Bell. News literacy anchors our strategy of building a more informed, news-literate and engaged citizenry. We expect the FGCU-Stony Brook-Poynter collaboration will make a major contribution to the effort. Face-to-Face is part of a national news literacy education movement FGCU has brought to Southwest Florida. FGCU is one of only two higher-education institutions in Florida that are formally involved with Stony Brooks Center for News Literacy. Poynter NewsU is excited that these conversations will be a resource for teachers from around the world, said Howard Finberg, News Universitys Director of Interactive Learning. The first Face-to-Face conversation will be held in January 2012. High schools and universities may apply to participate in a Face-to-Face conversation at Poynters NewsU at www.newsu.org/ fgcu_face2face. For information contact Lyn Millner at 590-7257 or lmillner@fgcu.edu.


THE RIVER NOVEMBER 4, 201126 Student Winners For Interior DesignAlexandra Hutchinson, Lina Abril, Christopher Robinson and Vicki Clay, all students at the Institute of Interior Design at Southwest Florida College in Bonita Springs, won all but one award at the 2011 American Association of Interior Designers (ASID) Design Excellence Awards, Student Design Competition. President-elect for the Southwest Florida chapter of ASID Peggy Oberlin came out to Southwest Florida College to present the winners. There were so many who won awards from Southwest Florida College, that we thought it would be nice to come out and present the awards all together, Oberlin said. According to Oberlin, Southwest Florida College has shown to be a much more well-balanced college regarding the technical and creative skills. The interior design program at Southwest Florida College is an all-around quality program, she said. The 2011 ASID Student Design Competition was open to all colleges with certified interior design programs in the South Florida area. Participating schools include the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Florida State University, Miami International University of Art & Design, Indian River State College, Palm Beach Community College, and the Art Institute of Miami, to name a few. Projects are judged on the overall professionalism of the design, the presentation of the design, and the appropriateness of the design in relation to the design requirements. Commercial Design awards: Alexandra Hutchinson, Commercial Project: Dupree Family Law, 1st Place Vicki Clay,Commercial Project: Tanglewood Elementary Library, 2nd Place Alexandra Hutchinson, Commercial Project: Community College, Honorable Mention Residential Design awards: Alexandra Hutchinson, Residential Project: Lawson Residence, 1st Place Christopher Robinson, Residential Project: Russell Residence, 2nd Place Lina Abril, Residential Project: Osborne Residence, 3rd Place Alexandra Hutchinson, Residential Project: Tyler Master Suite, Honorable Mention Among nine other schools in the South Florida area that entered the competition, Southwest Florida College demonstrated the broadest area of skill, Oberlin said. Judging was completely blind and the criteria is very broad. Its not just about the artistic presentation, but how well the student carried out the principles of design in their project, including technical skills, a basic understanding of lighting and an understanding of code, among other areas. Canterbury Seventh Grader A SemifinalistJay Chandar, a seventh grader at Canterbury School, is a semifinalist in the Broadcom Masters Competition for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The competition is open to sixth, seventh and eighth graders in the United States who competed in a local science fair. Chandar was one of the 300 semifinalists from a pool of 6,000 students who were nominated for the competition. His project was titled Do Magnets Make Animal Cells Grow Faster? I read that magnetic fields might accelerate the healing rate of injured animals, so I decided to research it, Chandar said. This young researcher studied freshwater planaria, making microscopic cuts in the tails of the worms. He then took two Petri dishes filled with spring water and put half of the planaria into one and half into the other dish. On the bottom of one dish, Chandar taped very powerful magnets (2,500 gauss). The magnets increased the blood flow and the magnetized worms healed about 50 percent faster than the animals without the magnet, Chandar explained. Last year, Chandar competed at the regional science fair, and his project was chosen to go on to the state level. It was at the state level, where his project won fourth place, that triggered the invitation to enter the Broadcom Masters Competition. Because Chandar received semifinalist status from that contest, Canterbury School received $250 in Elmers products and Chandar received a gift card from Walmart. Chandar is the son of Mr. Periaswamy Chandar and Ms. Madapusi Usha of Fort Myers. Jay Chandar School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Readers, Many of you will be facing your son or daughters transition from high school to the outside world in a few months. For many students the transition is easy. They will be going to college, the military, or a vocational setting and they are looking forward to this new phase in their lives. For students who have special needs, transitioning out of public school is a lengthy and complex process. Legally, transition planning for special needs students should begin at age 14. Typically, however, the planning is minimal and needs and goals of the student are rarely developed and implemented successfully. This topic is much too big for this column so instead I have provided a book review for you that tells of one familys challenges in helping their son, who has Aspergers Syndrome, transition to the world beyond school. Right from the start with the cover design and title, Right Address Wrong Planet, Children With Asperger Syndrome Becoming Adults, author Dr. Gena Barnhill immediately conveys the isolation and difficulties that people identified with Asperger Syndrome (AS) must endure. Barnhill is a well-known and published advocate for individuals identified with Asperger Syndrome. This book is the poignant account of Brent Barnhills experiences as an adolescent and young adult with AS. As well, it is the story of the struggles that Barnhill and her husband experience as parents of an AS child trying to find help for their son. The book begins with an excellent preface and introduction from Barnhill. Then Brents passage from adolescence to adulthood propels the reader through 13 highly readable chapters. The book is divided into five parts with each part focusing on a particular set of issues. It includes chapters on the Barnhills search for recognition and diagnosis of AS and a knowledgeable professional with whom to work. Several chapters recount the challenges that Brent has experienced with dating, college, work, and psychological concerns. There is also a very helpful chapter on navigating the social services system. Each chapter concludes with a special summary highlighting the main points and references. The final sections of this book offer remarks and insights from other families who are struggling with AS. There is also an extensive resource section with phone numbers, organizations, and website addresses that will be helpful to families and professionals who work with anyone diagnosed with AS. Right Address Wrong Planet, Children With Asperger Syndrome Becoming Adults is a book for both parents and professionals. It provides a history of Asperger Syndrome and embeds recent research findings within the text. The tone and language of the book not only reflect Barnhills professional expertise but also the vulnerability and perceptions of caring, devoted parents. I recommend it to all who are interested in learning more about the range of issues associated with Aspergers Syndrome. 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. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com Adjunct Interior Design Instructor Jeannette Dera; full-time Interior Design Instructor Tamara Chesney; Program Manager of Inte rior Design for the Institute of Interior Design at Southwest Florida College Linda Petersen; 2011 ASID Design Excellence Award Winn ers Vicki Clay, Alexandra Hutchinson, Christopher Robinson, and Lina Abril)


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Ca ll : 239-425-9379 Financial FocusOpen Enrollment Can Improve Financial Picture by Jennifer BaseyLate fall marks the beginning of the holiday season, which probably means that youll have a lot going on over the next couple of months. However, busy as you are, youll want to take the time to review your employee benefits package, since November also is a popular month for employers to offer open enrollment and the decisions you make now could have a big impact on your financial outlook for years to come. So, if you are in an open enrollment period, here are some steps you may want to take: Boost your 401(k) contributions. Its almost always a good idea to put in as much as you can, up to the contribution limit, in your 401(k) or similar retirement plan. After all, you typically contribute pre-tax dollars, so the more you put in, the lower your taxable income. Also, your money can grow on a tax-deferred basis, which means it has the potential to grow faster than an investment for which you paid taxes every year. At the very least, contribute enough to earn your employers match, if one is offered. For example, if you work for an organization that will match 50 percent of everything you put in up to, say, 6 percent of your salary, then you should contribute 6 percent of your salary which is like getting a three percent raise. Rebalance your 401(k) portfolio. You may have a dozen or more investment options in your 401(k). Ideally, youll want to spread your money among these options in a way thats appropriate for your risk tolerance, time horizon and long-term goals. But over time, your 401(k) portfolio can become unbalanced, even if you made no changes. For example, if youve invested in a couple of aggressive-growth accounts, and these accounts have gained significantly in value, they may now be taking up a greater percentage of your portfolio than you had originally intended, exposing you to more risk than youd like. Consequently, if your plan doesnt offer an automatic rebalance option, you may need to rebalance your portfolio by moving some of your assets into less aggressive vehicles. Be cautious about adding company stock. You may be loyal to your employer, but try not to hold too much company stock in your 401(k). After all, your company, like all businesses, may go through ups and downs, and if your portfolio is dominated by this single stock, you may experience considerable volatility. And if your company matches your 401(k) contributions with its own stock, you may want to invest all your own money in vehicles other than company stock. Take all the insurance thats offered. Typically, when employers offer life insurance as a benefit, its at little or no cost to you, so youll probably want to take all thats offered. However, this amount may still be less than what you really need to fully protect your family, so you may well need to purchase an individual policy to supplement your employers coverage. And always be aware if your employer reduces or eliminates the insurance thats offered as an employee benefit, because youll then need to adjust the policy that youve bought outside work. You can review and improve your financial picture during open enrollment so take advantage of this opportunity. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jennifer.basey@edwardjones.com. Regional Job Fair Southwest Florida College, in partnership with Southwest Florida Works, has announced that Fort Myers Broadcasting and its affiliates, WINK-TV, WINK-FM. WINK-AM, and WTLQ Radio will function as the Broadcast Television and Radio Partner for the upcoming first Regional Job Fair at the Holiday Inn Airport Town Center in Fort Myers on Friday, November 18. According to Roberta Voelker, local sales manager at Fort Myers Broadcasting, We understand that we can help connect job seekers and employers through our support of this innovative Regional Job Fair. Our company wants to lend a hand in this project and make it a successful effort for all concerned. In addition to advance promotion, we will be there on the day of the event, meeting and greeting job seekers. After all, we are a company currently seeking talent to add to our organization! Dr. Stephen Calabro, president of Southwest Florida College offered these words in response to the Fort Myers Broadcasting commitment: We are grateful for the generous support we see from Fort Myers Broadcasting. They are doing a wonderful thing by partnering with the college and Southwest Florida Works to ensure the success of this event. At the end of the day, job seekers and employers will be the beneficiaries of this collaboration. Working together, we can make a difference! The event will be open to the public between the hours of 1 and 4 p.m. and is complimentary to both employers and job seekers. The college is providing a special morning session and luncheon for participating employers. Limited Underwriter opportunities are still available. For more information, contact Betsy Richards with the Industry Relations and Graduate Placement Department of Southwest Florida College at 939-4766 or email erichards@swfc.edu.


THE RIVER NOVEMBER 4, 201128 Dr. DaveArticles Archiveby Dr. Dave HepburnWhere can I get a copy of your articles, Dr. Dave? Why would you want those? Why do you answer a question with a question? What do you mean? Well, Im doing a study to show that a couple of degrees beside your name does not necessarily make you literate. I see. Well certainly we post a few new articles every week on http:// wisequacks.org Once posted, they remain there in an archive for your heckling pleasure. But if you want to see how literacy is not like something we doctors spend like lots of time focussing on, take a look at some of our latest tweets. Four times a week we peruse the medical literature and bring you all the highlights, complete with comprehensive and detailed commentary, all within 140 keystrokes. Married men are twice as likely as single men to be alive 15 years after coronary bypass surgery. Results vary depending on insurance policy. Studies now show that children breast fed to six months have less asthma. Children breast fed to six years have less friends. Alcohol actually damages the frontal lobe, the very part of the brain critical to quit drinking! That would be full frontal stupidity. Studies prove colon cleansing has no health benefit and can cause harm. For those of you who undergo that pleasantry, youre being hosed. New study shows that a whopping Half of Canadians will suffer mental health problems. Had no idea that there were that many Leaf fans. Gluten sensitivity (celiac) becoming more widespread in North America. Something to do with glutes becoming more widespread in America? 60 percent of women get uterine fibroids. Fibroids recently found to be caused by a genetic mutation. Thus 60 percent of women are mutants. I knew it! Every single U.S. state reported more obesity than last year! The obesity epidemic is so widespread as Americans continue to spread so wide. Startling new scientific evidence: No Such Thing As a Hypoallergenic Dog! And here I thought I had a cold for seven years. Goodbye, TinkyMuffin. Eating baked goods may reduce the symptoms of a milk allergy... ask your doctor for a prescription eclair. Kids from unplanned pregnancies lag behind intellectualy which may be why Mom kept signing me up to play goalie for the dart team... and I did. Teeth plaque arterial plaque plaque on a hospital wall. For fewer fatalities floss your fangs frequently. see http://wisequacks.org/. Chronic pain gene discovered but its also the gene responsible for heart rate. Good news Bloggins, we can now treat your pain. Bad news... Report: Men Who Smoke Have Lower Risk of Joint Replacement Given that joint replacements occur in later life... I think I know the reason. Beer has only just been classified as an alcoholic drink in Russia. What was it before? Baby formula? Trichomonas, an STD, was found in 8.3 percent of women age 20 to 29 but in 13 percent of women 50 to 89! Told they can either ignore their trick or treat. Statistics reveal that people who read health articles live longer... log in to http://wisequacks.org and you may wonder if its worth it. Statistics reveal that only 15 percent of doctors wash their hands after examining a patient... another reason why proctologists have no friends. Health Canada recommends that Red Bull should only be sold under the supervision of a pharmacist... whats next a prescription latte? New medical research shows that bellybuttons are full of friendly skin bacteria. And to think they could have wasted research funds on cancer. A new medical study indicates that music eases both anxiety and pain in cancer patients. Results varied depending on... Alanis Morissette. Zinc acetate best lozenge for cold. Catching a cold can make you fat! Particularly if you use the zinc pizza lozenges. http://wisequacks.org/. 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. deaRPharmacistHot Flashes, PMS? Progesterone To The Rescueby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: I met you at a book signing, and didnt want to hold up the line to elaborate on my health concerns. You said I should not be taking unopposed estrogen and I dont know what that means. If you recall, Im post-menopausal; I had a hysterectomy, and my doctor prescribes estradiol tablets. LY, Baltimore, Maryland I do recall saying that. It scares me that millions of women are taking unopposed estrogen medications (meaning, estrogen therapy without any natural progesterone to go with it). Excess estrogen has been linked to breast cancer and other hormonally driven disorders. Natural progesterone balances estrogen and is sold without prescription at health food stores, as a skin cream. I feel strongly that no woman should EVER be taking unopposed estrogen meds, even if she has had her uterus removed. Of course, everyone reading this should get physician approval to use progesterone, because my opinion columns are intended for educational purposes, not advice. Sadly, some physicians insist that women who do not have a uterus (i.e.; hysterectomy) no longer need progesterone, so they only prescribe estrogen drugs. This is short-sighted because there are progesterone receptors all over the body, not just in the reproductive organs. So even if you have your uterus removed, other organs are left starving for progesterone! It supports healthy bones, breasts, heart, liver and brain tissue in both men and women. Progesterone protects the breasts, and may relieve fibrocystic breast pain and reduce risk of breast cancer, studies prove it. This hormone may improve sleep, anxiety and cholesterol levels. Remarkably, progesterone feeds the brain, and a new study points to its benefit during the first few hours after a stroke. Natural progesterone is not the same thing as progestin drugs like methoxyprogesterone, which is sold by prescription. The medications are not bio-identical to what your body makes, and there are no receptor sites on your cells that exactly match the drugs. Because synthetic drugs are not bio-identical, there is a higher risk of side effects. Your local pharmacist can explain more. What you learn about progestin drugs does not at all apply to bio-identical, natural progesterone hormone. When you take unopposed estrogen, you could tilt yourself, hormonally speaking, and wind up with excess estrogen, a condition termed estrogen dominance or progesterone deficiency. Symptoms in post-menopausal women include anxiety, depression, irritability, hot flashes, night sweats, weight gain, insomnia, bone loss or low sex drive. In pre-menopausal women, you might expect PMS, breast tenderness, migraines, fibroids, mood swings, bloating, or heavy periods. Using progesterone cream properly is critical. Application depends on your age and menstrual cycle. Its too complicated to get into here. Ive explained progesterone usage, and outlined other natural ways to support hormone health in my ebook, Breast/Prostate Cancer Protection sold at my website. DID YOU KNOW: A new study suggests that drinking three cups of regular coffee per day may reduce risk of basal skin carcinoma by up to 20 percent. 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. Mom And Me by Lizzie and PryceLizzie and Pryce answer your questions and give advice about aging concerns from a two-generational perspective. A mother and daughter team, Lizzie is a retired RN and health educator, and Pryce is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice who specializes in the care of elders and people with chronic illnesses. Dear Mom & Me, We have a lovely cottage in the woods on a large lake that we love and enjoy and, to our good fortune, it has also appreciated almost tenfold since our purchase. We are getting older now and the upkeep and taxes are beginning to cause us problems. Our daughter-in-law loves the cottage but our relationship with her has always been strained. My husband wants to sell rather than let her enjoy the fruits of his good fortune, but I hate to sell it and deprive our son and grandchildren of the pleasure the cottage might give them. What can you suggest we do? Muriel Dear Muriel, Perhaps you can work out an option for your son to assist with the taxes and upkeep of the cottage for the use of the cottage. On another note, why would you want to deprive your son and grandchildren the cottage because you do not like your daughter-in-law? Seems to be a choice based on spite. Decisions motivated by spite might feel good in the immediate but do not reflect well on ones character and there are most always unforeseen hurtful consequences. Pryce Dear Muriel, Your husband seems to have a real problem so bad that he is willing to deprive your son and grandchildren the pleasure the cottage could bring them. He made the money and the financial investment so I guess he feels he has the right to do as he pleases. We all have the right to make our own decisions and you cant change him so I would suggest you dont even try, because it will only make your life more stressful, but it is a most unfortunate situation. Lizzie Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


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THE RIVER NOVEMBER 4, 201130 Senior Friendship Adult Day Service Center Opening Senior Friendship Centers invites families to attend a grand opening of Senior Friendship Centers Adult Day Service Center in Fort Myers on Wednesday, November 16, from 4 to 6 p.m. at 5272 Summerlin Commons Way. The center, previously located on Evans Avenue, moved into the new building in August. Senior Friendship Centers is a long-standing provider of adult day services and has offered programs for seniors in Lee County for 32 years. The Living Room facility is brand new, bright and open. Participants love the warm, friendly atmosphere, said Lisa Gates, director of the program. Its cozy with a comfortable environment for socializing. The Living Room offers daily companionship, nutritious meals and snacks, exercise and other activities for seniors who need daily support to stay healthy and engaged in community life. It also offers a break for other family members who provide daily care. Caregivers can rest easy knowing their loved one will receive personalized attention and nursing services in a secure, family environment. Lunch and snacks are planned by a licensed dietician and meet the special needs of elders. November is both National Family Caregivers Month and national Alzheimers Awareness month. The grand opening of the Living Room coincides with these two key events. Information will be available on caregiving and other resources for families. We want the community to know how valuable adult day services can be for caregivers, our daily participants and the health of the community at large, added Gates. According to the U.S. Administration on Aging, 65 percent of aging adults rely exclusively on family and friends to provide assistance. Caregivers often face emotional and financial stress. A number of employed caregivers make changes in their work schedules to continue giving care to a family member. The caregiver role can affect anyone at any age. One local caregiver encountered challenges of caring for his dad while attending college and maintaining a part-time job. If it werent for the help of Senior Friendship Centers, my father would have been home alone during the day, said William Harris, III. The average cost of using adult day services is less than half of in-home health care. Financial assistance may be available through calling the Elder Helpline at 652-6901 which is managed by Senior Choices of Southwest Florida and funded through the Department of Elder Affairs. Beginning November 26, The Living Room will offer a weekly daytime Holiday Respite Service on Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Pre-registration is required. The Holiday Respite Program offers caregivers the opportunity to leave their relative in the care of professional staff while they prepare for the upcoming holidays. Senior Friendship Centers of Lee County has been providing quality supportive services to seniors in Lee County since 1979. It is a one-stop shop for healthy aging services providing friendly, compassionate, and caring support in this rapidly growing community. Services include: supportive aging services, including care management and in-home services, congregate and home-delivered meals, adult day services, volunteer programs, and health and wellness programs. Senior Friendship Centers of Lee County is funded in part by the Department of Elder Affairs, Senior Choices of Southwest Florida, the United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades Counties and Lee County Department of Human Services and the Southwest Florida Community Foundation. For more information call 275-1881 ext. 220. Lee Pediatric Facility Capital CampaignLee Memorial Health System Foundation has announced that it has received an outstanding gift of $100,000 from Fowler White Boggs and Jim and Nancy Humphrey. Fowler White Boggs serves as legal counsel for the board of directors of Lee Memorial Health System and Jim Humphrey is a shareholder at the firm. Lee Memorial Health System Foundation is currently reaching out to the Southwest Florida community for philanthropic support in the building of a new six-story, 148-bed Childrens Hospital to be located on the grounds of HealthPark Medical Center in Fort Myers. The new state-of-the-art facility will provide for the increased pediatric health care needs of the Southwest Florida community and will provide additional specialty services to treat the most critically ill children and their families. The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida receives no direct tax support and treats all children regardless of their families ability to pay. Fowler White Boggs has stepped forward in response to corporate philanthropy outreach by Lee Memorial Health System Foundation. Former Mayor of Fort Myers and longtime historical preservation activist,Jim Humphrey has recently been appointed to the Second District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission by former Gov. Charlie Crist. Humphreys appointment will run for a term ending July 1, 2014. Jim Nathan, president of Lee Memorial Health System, said of the gift, Childrens hospitals across our nation are dependent on philanthropic support from the communities they serve. We are deeply grateful to Fowler White Boggs and Jim and Nancy Humphrey for sharing in our passion of excellence in pediatric care and for stepping forward with this generous gift. Through their loving support we are working together to build this incredible new life-saving facility for children, Americas Newest Childrens Hospital! Chief Foundation Officer for Lee Memorial Health System Sharon A. MacDonald added, While serving as a mayor of the great City of Fort Myers, Jim Humphrey was very active in preserving history. We thank him for helping us to now make history through the lives we will save and the children we are able to keep close to home for care. Im celebrating over 20 years of having the honor to represent the board of directors of Lee Memorial Health System, said Humphrey. Through those years, Ive had many opportunities to observe the quality of care that Lee Memorial provides. My grandchildren were born at Lee Memorial. It is my hope that this combined gift with Fowler White Boggs will become part of a lasting legacy for our children and their care. Family Health And Safety FairGood health is more than eating right and exercising. It also includes safety, support for others in the community and a sense of fun. The Wellness Center of Cape Coral has brought that message to the community in a health and safety fair for more than four years. This years event falls on Saturday, November 5 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Wellness Center, 609 SE 13th Court, Cape Coral. A special presentation by Cape Coral Police Department Sgt. Allan Kolak has been added to this years fair. Sgt. Kolak will address issues of substance abuse. Attendees will be able to view drug paraphernalia and learn what to do if they find something. This is an educational program for parents and teens that may enhance efforts to realize a healthy and safe community System staff members and other notfor-profit community agencies will be available to answer questions and provide health information and resources. Attendees are eligible for free chair massage, prizes and food. Guests will also have the opportunity to donate blood. Each donor will receive a non-fasting cholesterol test, blood pressure, pulse reading, iron level test and iron typing.Donations of wet wipes, hand sanitizer, bug spray, chapstick, camo socks, dark baseball caps, small blankets and tarps, sewing kits, toilet paper, beef jerky, snacks, shake-and-light flashlights, foot lotion, foot powder, DVD movies and blank Christmas cards will be accepted to send to Americas troops. All contributions to the annual food drive will be appreciated. This event started out five years ago to make a difference in the community, Debbie Fasenmyer from Heart and Soul Massage Therapy said. It is meant to bring awareness to the community about programs, services and organizations or resources that they may not have otherwise known existed. For information, call 573-4800. Attention All Family CaregiversDo you worry what would happen to the loved one you care for if something happened to you? Want to know how to protect your assets and get your legal affairs in order? Want to find out if theres help available for you in the community and how to access it? If you are caring for a loved one, you are invited to a attend Caregiver Community Resource & Educaton Day. It takes place at Peace Lutheran Church, 15840 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers. The date is November 29 from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Lunch will be provided by Right at Home. Call immediately to register, 343-2751. Funded by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs & Senior Choices of Southwest Florida In collaboration with Lee Memorial Health System Older Adult Services & Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center. Turkeys Needed For ThanksgivingAre you planning a family and/or friends gathering for Thanksgiving this year? Are you planning on having the traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings? Are you aware that there are thousands of families in Southwest Florida who wont have that opportunity because they cant afford to purchase the turkey and trimmings. The Harry Chapin Food Bank needs to supply 9,000 turkeys to their participating agencies for distribution to families. The food bank would like to find partners to assist by planning a drive to collect turkeys or cash so the food bank can purchase the turkeys to provide to children, seniors, and their families. Anyone who can help with this endeavor, please call Marta Hodson at the food bank, 334-7007, ext. 132, or martahodson@harrychapinfoodbank. org and let her know youll assist with a Turkey Drive. Funds and turkeys need to be received by November 20. For more information about or to contribute financially to the Harry Chapin Food Bank, contact 334-7007 or go to harrychapinfoodbank.org. Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER NOVEMBER 4, 201131 If you are interested in listing your island property, contact the islands oldest and most prominent real estate company. We get results! 1149 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 239/472-0176 fax 239/472-0350 www.jnaislandrealestate.com The Perfect Sanibel Getaway at the Perfect PriceQuiet central location, this ground level home has been impeccably maintained. Range, refrigerator, water heater, washer, roof and garbage disposal all new in the Mature foliage,well maintained yard with fenced back yard and storage shed. Offered for $329,000. Contact Ken Colter 239/851-1357 or Bob Berning 239/699-9597. New ListingsSleek gated upscale community in the heart Stony Run has it all and more. Peaceful serene oversize lake front lot with room to stretch out, relax and enjoy Florida at its best. Tennis, boating, shaded family outings and golf all within easy access. Enjoy your private pool/hot bedroom and bath all surround by the sheltered screened and privacy, yet minutes from all Ft Myers has to offer. Contact George Kohlbrenner 239/565-8805. Build your Dream Home in Gulf RidgeBeautifully vegetated lot very close to beach in prestigious Gulf Ridge. Last lot on right before Joewood, with adjacent community pool and tennis. Just steps from deeded beach access. Over one acre of land. Offered for $495,000 Contact Loretta Geiger 239/980-2298. New ListingBlind Pass Condo lished, desirable, well maintained Blind Pass condo is a must see! This unit is steps away from one of the tions and secluded beaches on the Islands. This unit has great rental income and has remodeled kitchens and bathrooms. Dont miss your opportunity with this one! Offered for $499,000. Contact the Walters Team, Tracy Mr. Listr/ 9947975 or Connie Ms Listr 239/841-4540. 6190 Henderson Rd. terfront this property is as unique as they come. This is a corner property with bayou on the front and canal on the side, new wood seawall and renovated. Wake up every morning with the dolphins, manatee and otters that use Dinkins Bayou as their playground and end every day with unsurpassed sunsets. Offered for $1,499,000 Contact Lorretta Geiger 239/980-2298 Great Opportunity ings combined with a thriving restaurant and bar business. known for its great live music which reigns six nights a week, fresh seafood pes. Take over the lucrative business or put in your own Offered for $795,000. Contact the Walters Team: Tracy Mr. Listr 239/9947975 or Connie Ms Listr 239/841-4540 Understanding Sustainable Living: A Conference And Exhibition Proposing New, Green SolutionsThe 3rd Annual Sustainability Conference and Educational Exhibition to learn about green solutions for a sustainable future will be held from 8:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Thursday, November 10 at the Lee County Elections Center, 13180 South Cleveland Avenue, Fort Myers. The University of Florida, IFAS Extension and Lee Countys Pollution Prevention Program are bringing scientists, entrepreneurs and leaders from academia, industry and government together to share information on mitigating the impact of climate change and building a green economy. Hear innovative solutions for clean energy, energy efficiency, greenhouse gas emissions, financial and policy opportunities and resource management strategies. The exhibition is an opportunity to meet the regions investors, farmers, developers, engineers, purchasing agents, and representatives from state and local government agencies. They will be showcasing products, services and programs that promote climate change solutions through recycling, efficient water use, sustainable transportation, biofuels and renewable alternative energy development. View exhibitions for free; it costs $20 to registrater for the conference (includes lunch). Register by making checks payable to LCBOCC, 3406 Palm Beach Boulevard, Fort Myers, FL 33916 or online at http://lee.ifas.ufl.edu. Read the conference agenda on the website; click on the WebTRAC icon. Naples-Fort Myers Tennis ChallengeThe 31st Annual Naples-Fort Myers Tennis Challenge, being played at Bonita Bay Club Tennis Center Saturday, November 12, and the Lee County Community Tennis Association, a 501(c) nonprofit organization benefiting area youth, will partner at this years tournament. Prior to the Naples-Fort Myers Tennis Challenge team matches at 2:30 p.m., promising young tennis players sponsored by the Lee Country Tennis Association will take to the courts of Bonita Bay for some fun tennis. The organization also will have an exhibition area with sponsor-provided door prizes and the chance for fans and participants to learn more. Harriett Bohannon, executive director of the Lee County Tennis Association, said, Our mission is to provide to area youths, whatever their economic situation, opportunities through the great sport of tennis to develop athletic skills and, particularly, values they need to be successful as they grow. She added, With the critical assistance of our volunteer board and staff, area tennis professionals and generous members, we help manage youth tennis programs at all county recreational parks by providing professionals, equipment and financial support. Paula Scheb, director of tennis at Bonita Bay Club, said, Putting the two organizations together at this venue is a natural. Many of the top-notch competitors taking part in the battle of the best between Naples and Fort Myers volunteer their time to help develop the tennis skills of the very same kids served by the Lee County Tennis Association. It will certainly add to the fun experience of the fans coming out for this great annual tennis tradition. For more information about the organization, including memberships and sponsorships for kids, go to the Lee Country Tennis Association website at www. leecountytennis.com. The Naples-Fort Myers Tennis Challenge is sponsored by Ritzman Tennis, Southwest Floridas largest tennis court contractor, ASG Software Solutions, the Naples-based international leader in business software, and Carrabbas Italian Grill of Bonita Springs. Page & Tuttle will provide player clothing. Bonita Bay Club Tennis Center was extensively refurbished in 2010 and has 18 Har-Tru courts. The tennis center is located in Bonita Bay, at the corner of West Terry St. and U.S. 41 in Bonita Springs.


PUZZLE ANSWERS THE RIVER NOVEMBER 4, 201132 1. ANIMAL KINGDOM: What is the only food that koalas will eat? 2. CARTOONS: What was the name of Fred and Wilma Flintstones daughter? 3. FAMOUS QUOTATIONS: Who once said, Its not that Im afraid to die. I just dont want to be there when it happens? 4. U.S. STATES: What is the motto of West Virginia? 5. MOVIES: Who wrote the screenplay for Mean Girls and co-starred in the movie? 6. GAMES: How many dots are on a pair of dice? 7. GEOGRAPHY: Where are the Channel Islands located? 8. HISTORY: What was the name of the motel where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was shot? 9. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: When did Staten Island residents vote to secede from New York City? 10. MEASUREMENTS: How many teaspoons are in a tablespoon? TRIVIA TEST1. Eucalyptus leaves 2. Pebbles 3. Woody Allen 4. Mountaineers are always free (Montani semper liberi) 5. Tina Fey 6. 42 7. Between England and France 8. The Lorraine Motel 9. 1993 10. Three. ANSWERS SPORTS QUIZ1. Which Hall of Fame third baseman was on more All-Star Game rosters during his career: George Brett or Mike Schmidt? 2. Name the last National League MVP before Jimmy Rollins in 2007 who was a switch-hitter. 3. When was the last time before 2007 that the University of Cincinnati football team won 10plus games in a season? 4. In 2009-10, the Orlando Magic set an NBA record for most three-point eld goals by a team for a season -841. What team held the old mark? 5. Who was the youngest player to make an NHL All-Star team before Carolinas Jeff Skinner (18 years, 259 days) did it in 2011? 6. Name the rst Alpine skier to win the same event at two Winter Olympics. 7. Before Charl Schwartzel won the 2011 Masters by nishing with four birdies, who were the only two golfers to win the Masters by nishing with two birdies?1. Brett was on 13 All-Star rosters, while Schmidt was on 12. 2. Chipper Jones of the Atlanta Braves in 1999. 3. It was 1951. 4. Phoenix hit 837 three-pointers in 2005-06. 5. Detroits Steve Yzerman was 18 years, 267 days old when he played in the NHL All-Star Game in 1984. 6. Alberto Tomba of Italy won the giant slalom in 1988 and 1992. 7. Arnold Palmer (1960) and Mark OMeara (1998). ANSWERS My Stars FOR WEEK OF NOVEMBER 7, 2011ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A workrelated situation that started last month takes on increasing importance this week. The choice is still yours as to how it will evolve. Be careful not to make quick judgments. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Careful is the watchword for the prudent Bovine this week. Dont let your emotions overwhelm your logic. Try for balance as you maneuver through a touchy situation. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Your energy levels rise to meet the challenges that will mark much of this month. New opportunities beckon. Look them over, but proceed cautiously before making any kind of decision. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your private life can be a problem this week, as a partner becomes more difficult. Resist a reaction you might regret. Instead of walking away, try to talk things out. LEO (July 23 to August 22) You should be your usual sunny self these days, as you bask in the admiration you adore. Enjoy it as you move into a new arena to confront an exciting upcoming challenge. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Your perseverance reserves will be tapped frequently this week as you deal with the problems involved in making a new situation work for you. But itll all be worth it. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Youll find fewer roadblocks turning up as you continue to move ahead with your plans. Expect some important news to come your way by mid-November. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Good news -you finally get to the bottom of that pesky mystery youve been trying to solve for weeks by using some gentle persuasion to get someone to break his or her silence. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) The best time to take on that important task is now. Move forward one step at a time so you can assess your progress and, if need be, change direction. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) The new opportunities you hoped to find this month are beginning to open up. Study them carefully to be sure you make the choice thats best for you. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Turn a disappointment into a learning experience. Check out possible weaknesses in your approach and strengthen them. A loyal colleague offers good advice. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Your new situation offers opportunities to help you get the skills youll need in order to stop swimming in circles and finally move straight toward your goals. Go for it. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a sharp, logical mind and a quick intellect. You would make an excellent mystery writer. On Nov. 8, 1847, Bram Stoker, author of the horror novel Dracula, is born in Clontarf, Dublin, Ireland. Stokers villainous, blood-sucking creation, the vampire Count Dracula, became a pop-culture icon and has been featured in hundreds of movies, books and plays. On Nov. 10, 1903, Mary Anderson receives patent No. 743,801 for her window cleaning device for electric cars and other vehicles to remove snow, ice or sleet from the window. Anderson tried to sell it to a Canadian manufacturing firm, but the company said the device had no practical value. On Nov. 11, 1921, three years after the end of World War I, the Tomb of the Unknowns is dedicated at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia when an unknown American soldier is buried. A 2-inch layer of soil brought from France was placed below the coffin so that the soldier might rest forever atop the earth on which he died. On Nov. 7, 1940, the Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapses due to high winds. At the time, wind forces were not taken into consideration by engineers and designers. The remains of the bridge, at the bottom of Puget Sound, form one of the largest man-made reefs in the world. On Nov. 12, 1954, Ellis Island, the gateway to America, shuts it doors after processing more than 12 million immigrants since opening in 1892. Firstand secondclass passengers had easily passed through customs, but those in third class underwent medical inspections to ensure they didnt have a contagious disease. On Nov. 9, 1965, Roger Allen LaPorte, a 22-year-old member of the Catholic Worker movement, immolates himself in front of the United Nations headquarters in New York. Before dying, LaPorte, who was against war, declared that he did it as a religious act. On Nov. 13, 1982, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C. The long-awaited memorial was a simple V-shaped black-granite wall inscribed with the names of the 57,939 Americans who died in the conflict, arranged in order of death, not rank, as was common in other memorials. It was French Renaissance essayist Michel de Montaigne who made the following sage observation: Nothing is so firmly believed as what is least known. If someone called you a mumpsimus, would you be flattered or insulted? It seems that the appropriate reaction would be to take offense. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, a mumpsimus is a stubborn person who insists on making an error in spite of being shown that it is wrong. The English language is unique in the number of collective nouns it possesses. For instance, a group of frogs is known as an army and a group of crows is called a murder. We have a shrewdness of apes, a wisdom of wombats, a congregation of crocodiles, a smack of jellyfish, a wiggle of worms, a crash of rhinoceroses, a waddle of penguins and a scourge of mosquitoes, to name a few. Geese flock together in gaggles, unless theyre in flight, in which case they are collectively known as a skein. In the Baltic region, its traditional for a bride to wear black. Youve probably never heard of Harvey Lowe, but in the 1930s he enjoyed a certain amount of notoriety; in 1934 he won the first World Yo-Yo Contest. Now that you know who he is, can you imagine what he had in common with Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards and notoriously flamboyant entertainer Liberace? It turns out that all three took out insurance policies on their hands. If youre like 20 percent of the respondents in a recent poll, you find it embarrassing to order tap water when youre in a restaurant. A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep. -Saul Bellow THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY


THE RIVER NOVEMBER 4, 201133 Eden Autism Services AnniversaryEden Autism Services is a national center providing treatment and training for children and adults with autism. It began with one mom looking for some help for her daughter. Fifteen years later, Eden Autism Services is one of the largest autism service organizations in Southwest Florida, providing a wide range of community-based services to improve the lives of children and adults with autism and their families. Eden Florida was founded in 1996 shortly after MerryLee Kandel met a speech therapist, Leslie Sinclair, who worked for the Eden Institute of New Jersey and had relocated to Fort Myers. They saw the states growing need for specialized services for children and adults with autism and began fundraising efforts to form a division of the Eden Institute in Southwest Florida. Today, Eden Autism Services provides program consultations, early intervention and other clinical services, education for school-age students and residential and employment services for adults. They operate day schools in Fort Myers and in Naples, fully accredited by the National Private Schools Accreditation Alliance to serve children and adults with autism from Pre-K to grade 12 (ages 5 to 22). Within the past 15 years, Eden has dramatically expanded both its scope of services and the geographic areas being served, said Susan Suarez, executive director of Edens Florida operations. We are particularly proud of our early intervention efforts, which are vital for a childs long-term success. We are working with parents and healthcare professionals to get appropriate diagnosis at an early age. Beginning training as early at 1 years of age can greatly impact their developmental progress. Eden offers both in-person and online support and training programs for families and professionals. The Eden Curriculum has been upgraded and reformatted to be available through electronic download in such formats as IPAD, Nook and Kindle. Autism spectrum disorders are diagnosed in one in 110 children in the United States. The number diagnosed in Florida has tripled over the last 10 years. Our ability to grow and service the growing need in Southwest Florida is solely due to the generosity of our donors, volunteers and staff, Suarez said. To learn more about Eden Autism Services, contact Susan Suarez at 9924680 extension 5010 or Eden.florida@ edenautism.org. The Eden Schools teach students who are within the full range of Autism Spectrum Disorder. They are staffed by experienced professionals trained in the techniques of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).The Eden Autism Curriculum is a comprehensive series of teaching programs covering essential skill areas that include academic instruction as well as self-care skills, and domestic and vocational skills. All students receive instruction in a low student-to-teacher ratio to provide an environment that maximizes each students potential for learning. The Eden School Naples is located at the Eimerman Education Center where swimming and safety instruction is taught in the schools heated pool. Other physical education activities include tennis and basketball. The Eden School Fort Myers is located downtown in the Education Wing of the First Presbyterian Church. Autism is a complex neurobiological disorder that inhibits a persons ability to communicate and develop social relationships, and is often accompanied by behavioral challenges. Autism spectrum disorders are diagnosed in one in 110 children in the United States, and one in 70 boys. The prevalence of autism has increased 600 percent in the past two decades. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have called autism a national public health crisis whose cause and cure remain unknown. Susan Suarez, executive director of Eden, with City Councilman Michael Flanders, accepts a proclamation from the City of Fort Myers to honor Edens 15th anniversary Eden Fort Myers School children with staff, parents and Lee County Commissioners (missing is CommissionerBrian Bigelow) Eden Executive Director Susan Suarez with Eden grandparent Suzie Galloway, parent and Advisory Board member Elly Hagen, and Eden student Max Memoli January Wishmakers Ball Set To Benefit Make-A-Wish FoundationThe Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida has announced the 6th Annual Wishmakers Ball will be held on January 20 at the Hilton Naples located at 5111 Tamiami Trail North in Naples. The theme this year is a magical Black & White evening that will create a rainbow of wishes for children facing life-threatening medical conditions in the local community. Guests will have cocktails and hors doeuvres, followed by dinner and live entertainment provided by The Steve Chase Society. There will also be a wide array of silent and live auction items for bidders of every age and personality type. There are children facing life-threatening medical conditions in Southwest Florida who are waiting for their wishes to be granted. Events like the Wishmakers Ball are an essential part of making wishes come true, said Norm Wedderburn, president and CEO of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida. We hope to raise enough funds through this event to grant the wishes of 11 children in the local community. Community involvement is needed to make the Wishmakers Ball a success. There are many ways to show support by becoming a sponsor, donating an auction item or attending the event, added Sandra Buxton, this years ball chair. The presenting sponsor for this years ball will be BNY Mellon Wealth Management. Other major sponsors include Arthrex, Vein Specialists, Dr. Laquis, Seminole Casino, First National Bank of the Gulf Coast, The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, Capital Bank, Avow Hospice, Norman Love Confections, Charlie McDonald Photography, Hilton Naples, and Soderquist Photography. To purchase a ticket, donate an auction item or request a sponsorship packet, call 992-9474. Tickets cost $200 per individual, $2,000 for tables of 10, and sponsorships are still available starting at $2,200. In keeping with the theme, guests are encouraged to wear black-and-white formal attire. RSVP to Lesley Colantonio at 9929474 or by emailing lcolantonio@sflawish.org. To find out more about the Wishmakers Ball, visit www.wishmakersball.net. For more information about the Make-A-Wish Foundation, to make a donation, volunteer or become a wish sponsor, visit www.sfla.wish.org or call Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida at 992-9474.


Pets Of The Week PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY THE RIVER NOVEMBER 4, 201134 SENIOR CITIZEN & MILITARY DISCOUNTS(239) 910-7663Call & Talk To The Owner, Every Time! WeathersealROOFING & CONSTRUCTIONExperts in All Types of Roofing CONSTRUCTION/ROOFING 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 J LAWN CARE & TREE SERVICE482-7350 www.jesuslawncare.comEMAIL: jesuslawncare@gmail.com CONSTRUCTION/ROOFING 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 150-77-08COSMETICS BU IL DI NG C ON TR AC TO R MAGGIE BUTCHER 904 Lindgren Blvd. Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Ph: 239-395-0978 / 317-509-6014 mbutcher@marykay.com Products: www.marykay.com/mbutcher Career information available Gift ideas available New Product! Night Restore & Recover ComplexVETERINARY SERVICES Dr. Mark W. Hullstrung House Calls for Dogs and Cats By Appointment:(239) 244-1401 VETERINARY SERVICES FOR SANIBEL, CAPTIVA & FORT MYERS My name is Ringo and I am an 11-month-old male Florida Curr, color tan and black. Comments: I may not be an iconic rock n roll star like my namesake but I could be a shining star in your life if you make me part of your family. Im a young happy boy whos eager to be a companion to someone special. I would be honored to be adopted by a veteran as part of Animal Services Pets for Vets adoption promotion. Adoption fee is $30 during November or free to a military veteran. My name is Tanner and I am a neutered male Bengal cat, aged five. I am brown and spotted. Comments: I have wildlooking markings but Im not related to the Bengal tiger. Nevertheless, Im quite handsome. Besides my striking good looks Im pretty smart too! Ive been in foster care where I have to baby-sit some kittens but I dont mind. After some tips from me theyll grow up to be cool cats too! Adoption fee is $10 during Novembers Jazz Up Your Life 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 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. Tanner ID #490723 Ringo ID #513425 photos by squaredogphoto.com


PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY CONTRACTORS 24/7 Rapid Response Line239-472-1888License # CMC056884 Honest Honest * Reliable Reliable * Dependable Dependable COMPUTERS 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 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 MEDICAL McGregor Medical McGregor Medical Family Practice Walk-in Clinic Family Practice Walk-in Clinic Bill Fulk, M.D. Bill Fulk, M.D. 239-437-2121 239-437-2121Open Monday Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm 16731 McGregor Blvd., Ste. 105 Fort Myers, FL 33908 (across from Starz Pizza) FAA Exams Class 1, 2, & 3 Medicare, BCBS, Aetna, Cigna, & United Health Care 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 CONSTRUCTION/REMODELING IMPACT WINDOWS & DOORS/GLASS 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 Plus PUZZLE ANSWERS SUDOKU SCRAMBLERS THE RIVER NOVEMBER 4, 201135 From page 15CROW Wildlife Wonderstreating and ultimately releasing two common patients back into the wild. Wednesday, November 9 Rescues and Releases: A History of CROWs Patients presented by CROW volunteer Denny Toll. With his 11-year history of rescues, releases and patient support, Tolly will offer an insiders look at CROWs efforts to save wildlife. Thursday, November 10 Clinic Rounds presented by CROW medical staff. Every week, meet the veterinarian, rehabbers or students, who will give you insight to the inner-workings of CROWs wildlife hospital, which admits more than 4,000 patients a year. Friday, November 11 WOW, Wonders of Wildlife: Why Animals Come to CROW presented by volunteer Claudia Burns. Do you ever wonder why and how animals wind up at the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife? Or what kinds of wildlife patients find themselves at CROW? Find out! Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


HELP WANTED HELP WANTED SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES OFFERED BOATS CANOES KAYAKS WANT TO BUY MISC. FOR SALE COMMERCIAL SPACE RENTAL WANTEDTHE RIVER NOVEMBER 4, 201136 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 SANIBEL HOME WATCHRetired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates (239) 728-1971 NR 9/2 BM TFN PARADISE POWERWASHINGHome, pool cage, deck, sidewalk & driveway. Mike @ 239-919-4573NR 10/14 CC 11/4 BUSINESS FOR SALEDowntown Fort Myers Business for sale. Owner moving out of state. For information, call 239-689-1660. $54,000RR 10/14 NC 11/4 MEDICAL ASSISTANTPART-TIME, SEASONAL DR. LAMOTTAS OFFICE. Experience required, familiar with EKG, PFT, PT/INR, etc. Multi-tasking, assist with patient care and triage. Fax resume to 239-395-2499NS 10/21 BM 11/11 3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, Fl Phone: 239-472-3644, ext 1 Fax: 239-472-2334 www.crowclinic.orgHELP US PLEASE!!We need volunteers for: Clinic emergency patient admissions desk and baby animal feeders Visitor education center greeters and gift shop cashiers CROW (239) 472-3644, ext. 231 or volunteers@crowclinic.orgRS 10/28 NC TFN HELP WANTEDThe Sanibel Museum & Village is currently seeking applicants for the Part-Time position of: Museum Manager. Work Schedule: October 1 through August 31, Wednesdays through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. October through April: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May through August. Terms/Salary: No bene ts/ range from low to mid 30K. Skills: Excellent people skills, exceptional computer skills, excellent writing skills. Must be well organized and capable of multi-tasking. Must have positive assertiveness and initiative. Must have a vision and passion for growing all facets of the Museum helping it meet its Mission. Must have excellent Management skills. Some examples of required responsibilities: Scheduling of docents, opening/closing of Museum, writing publicity articles for local newspapers and magazines, writing grants, record keeping for admissions and membership dues, writing newsletters to the Docents and membership, data inputting for Museum collections and membership using Past Perfect software, web-site management, coordinating efforts with the Board of Directors who are volunteers and have their own responsibilities, and coordinating efforts with a part-time Business manager for all nancial record keeping. Resumes should be submitted ASAP by E-Mail to: afwerner@embargmail.com no later than November 5. Any questions can be directed to Alex Werner: 239-472-8871.NS 10/28 NC 11/4 HELP WANTEDResponsible and friendly person to greet visitors and sell tickets for tours at Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Please stop in at 900 Tarpon Bay Rd to ll out an application. NR 10/28 CC 11/4 A-NEEDA HOME CLEANINGResidential and Rental Cleaning Window and pressure cleaning Now Serving Lee County Licensed & Insured Call: 352-587-1480 / 352-860-2979 RR 10/28 CC 11/18 JUST OFF-ISLAND STORAGE$2 per linear foot. Secured Storage. Car, RVs, Boats. U-Sell-It & Storage. 16820 San Carlos Blvd. 239-292-6471NR 10/28 CC 11/4 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 10/28 CC 11/18 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 10/28 NC 11/18 SANIBEL RENTAL2-3 BR, 6 mos min, 1 yr, lease/purchase, on market no problem. 1 adult 2 children. Can offer maintenance, property management, etc. House sitting an option. 239-322-8642NR 10/28 CC 11/4 FOR RENTSpace for rent. Immediate occupancy. 2,100 sq. ft. 459 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Lighthouse end. Call 239-558-5230. RS 10/28 BM 11/4 POLICE AIDE P/T ASNEEDED/SEASONAL:Performs a variety of responsible LE functions; traf c control, escorting vehicles, parking enforcement, and emergency management. HSD/Equivalent & FL drivers license. $11.53 hrly. TOLLS PAID. Application on the City website, www.mysanibel.com or City Hall; submit it to the City of Sanibel, Administrative Services Director, Attn: PA, 800 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel, FL 33957, Fax (239) 472-3065. EOE/ADA/M/FNR 11/4 CC 11/4 MOBILE NOTARYProfessional notary public signing service. Loans, living wills, deeds, trusts, wills & POA. I will travel to your home, business or other meeting place. Jamee Ferous at 239-464-4746RR 11/4 PC 11/25 SQUEAKY CLEAN, LLCGood Honest Cleaning. Licensed & Insured. Free Estimates. Residential & Commercial. Call Jamee at 239-464-4746NR 11/4 PC 11/25 COUNTY WIDE CLEANINGServing all Lee County for 30 years. Home Restaurant Office Condos Beauty Salon Church Rental Property Free Estimates. $50 off 1st cleaning. Call 369-9017.NR 11/4 PC 11/11 EXPERIENCED CAREGIVERMature, caring lady from Europe seeking elderly clients. Can take care of elderly or sick in your house or mine. I do housekeeping, cooking, gardening. Flexible hours. 738-2351.NR 11/4 PC 11/4 TO PLACE AN AD LOG ON: IslandSunNews.com PART TIME TEACHER ASSISTANTNeeded at The Sanibel School Tolls Paid Call Maureen @ 472-1617 NS 11/4 NC 11/25 DOCK SPACE NEEDEDEast end retired resident looking for dock space on a Sanibel canal for 23 deck boat. Please call 395-2476 or 401-466-2807NR 11/4 CC 11/25 LIC./INS./CNA/CAREGIVERLooking for clients. Lt. Meals, Housekeeping, Laundry, Errands, Appointments, Meds. Dependable, Honest and Caring. Excl. Personal Refs. Respond via e-mail kckasten@aol.comNR 11/4 CC 11/11


REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE VACATION RENTAL SEASONAL RENTAL ANNUAL/SEASONAL ANNUAL RENTAL 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 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 NOVEMBER 4, 201137 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 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 The River EMAIL: Ads@RiverWeekly.com 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 10/14 CC TFN HOME SWAPWe have a cute 1 bdrm. cottage on beautiful Bowen Island. BC. Canada. 15 min. ferry ride to Vancouver, drive to Whistler Mtn. to ski. Car avail. also. We need 1 bdrm condo/cottage on Sanibel/Captiva for 2-4 wks. Dates exible. www.bowenisland.org 604-765-7983 lyn.edwards@shaw.caNR 10/21 CC 11/11 GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION 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 $83,200. Ground rent $5,800/yr. 239-209-1869 or Dorisdavenport@hotmail.com.RR 10/28 CC 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 10/28 CC 11/4 NS 10/28 BM TFN VISIT:SanibelOpenHouses.com Pfeifer Realty Group Sanibel Island, FL2394720004SANIBELOPEN HOUSES POSTED DAILYANNUAL RENTALNearest islands, Davis Road area. 2 bed, 1 1/2 bath, with pool, townhome. $625 per month. Phone 239-472-3071NR 10/28 CC 11/4 HUGE NEIGHBORHOOD YARD SALEMcGregor Woods. South Ft Myers off McGregor Blvd. Saturday, Nov. 19thNS 10/28 NC 11/18 FOR SALE TRAILERPeriwinkle Park 30 Trailer with attached 20x10 screen room, furnished, cozy and clean, appliances, garden area, paver parking. Reduced price. Motivated to sell. 727-207-5787. Paradise!RR 11/4 CC 11/11 BAY FRONT OPEN HOUSE SUN, NOV 6 FROM 12PM 4PM#1314 ISABEL DRIVE (Periwinkle to Bailey to Bay to Isabel) 150 Bayfront. Nearly 1/2 acre on islands most prestigious drive. Over 4000 sq. feet. 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bath, den, fam room w/stone replace, nanny quarters, formal dining. Walls of windows with bay front pool enhancing perfect water views. $2,295,000 www.1314isabeldr.com Glenn Carretta Broker Associate John R. Wood Island Real Estate Inc. 239-850-9296 www.TeamSanibel.com RR 11/4 BM 11/4 WALK TO BEACHPrivate Home with heated pool in a quiet area of Sanibel. Seasonal and monthly rentals. Newly decorated and equipped to a high standard. 2 bed/2 bath house. Contact Carolyn 239-579-0577 or carolyndutton@btinternet.comNR 11/4 CC 12/9 LAKESIDE SANIBEL 2/2 Fully furnished home available Jan & Feb 2012. Clean & Serene. Wi-Fi, cable, Phone, bikes and lake sunset views. Visit our website for pics & rates www.tinyurl.com/sanibelrental or 239-246-8124. VRBO.com listing #351907NR 11/4 CC 11/11 FOR RENTTwo bedroom cottage on Sanibel. Furnished. Ground-level. On quiet street near Gulf beach and causeway. Available 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.NR 11/4 CC 11/4 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. $1,025/month includes all utilities except elec., tel. & cable. Call 395-8774. RS 11/4 CC TFN Duplex, 2/1 UF, remodeled, walk to beach. $900/mo. Canal Home, 3/2/den/pool/dock just off Island $2,300/mo.472-6747Serving The Islands Rental Needs Since 1975Gulf Beach Properties, Inc.Paul H. Zimmerman, Broker/Owner ANNUAL RENTALSSANIBEL RS 11/4 BM TFN MARINER POINTE TOWNHOUSEUnfurnished-ground level; 2 BR 2-1/2 BA; 2 enclosed porches; Bay & Canal views; private shing pier; boat dockage lease available; Cable TV, water, pest control, refuse collection all included in annual lease. 239-395-1786 NR 11/4 CC TFN COMMUNITY YARD SALESaturday, November 5th from 8am 1pm Alva Community Center 21471 North River Road, Alva 10 x 10 spots available for $5 each. (You must provide your own tables) Reserve your spot by calling 239-728-2882. This is a great way to sell your stuff & take advantage of the crowds! More info at www.leeparks.orgNS 11/4 NC 11/4 SANIBEL MONTHLYVACATION APARTMENTS Includes cable, wi ALL furnishings, w/d. From $900 $2,500 per month. Call 239-849-2210 3 units on Periwinkle Way!NR 11/4 NC 12/2 ANNUAL RENTALS AVAILABLEQuaint duplex on the east end of the island. Quiet neighborhood, canal-front. 3 bedroom, 1 bath $1,500/month 2 bedroom, 1 bath $1,200/month Washer/dryer, screened-in lanais. Please call Dan @ 239-994-4581 or Bridgit @ 239-728-1920NS 11/4 CC 11/4


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 35 answer on page 35 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....................................................945-0405 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 4, 201138




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It will be held in Fort Myers at the Alliance for the Arts on November 13 from 4 to 8 p.m. and will showcase Lee Countys upcoming cultural season with exhibits and live performances on three stages by members of BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater, Dance Alliance, Edison State College Theatre Program, Florida Repertory Theatre, Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers, Gulf Coast Symphony, Gulfshore Ballet, Laboratory Theater of Florida, Southwest Florida Symphony, Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida and Theatre Conspiracy. Patrons will see dozens of performances including music from the Southwest Florida Symphony Brass Quintet. These professional musicians from the brass section of the SWFLSO will perform selections from the Baroque and Renaissance eras all the way up to present-day pop and jazz. This program highlights the music from the Music in the Schools educational series. Theatre Conspiracy will present Samuel Becketts Act Without Words 1 one of the few slighted works in the Beckett canon. This short piece features a mime sitting in a desert struggling to reach a flask of water and other objects that remain stubbornly out of reach; performed by Jordan Wilson and directed by Theatre Conspiracys Producing Artistic Director Bill Taylor. The Chamber Chorus of the Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers will perform several pieces that explore the a capella choral tradition. Fyre Fyre, a 16th century madrigal by Morley; Mon coeur se recommande a vous, a French madrigal; and a motet by Gasparini together represent the roots of our present choral tradition. Loch Lomond, a Scottish folk song, and Deep River, an American spiritual, will reflect the beauty of the folk song that choral music captures. Enjoy a taste of the choral arts with the Mastersingers Chamber Chorus, directed by Jeff Faux. In addition, Florida Rep will present three performances including David Sedaris The Santaland Diaries made popular by the public radio show This American Life; and The Imaginators by Dwayne Hartford, which is a story about three children and the power of their imaginations. Taste of the Arts will also feature visual arts displays by artists from ArtFest Fort Myers, Art of the Olympians, BIG ARTS and the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. Go to www.tasteofthearts.com for more information and to see a complete performance schedule. The Alliance for the Arts galleries are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays, located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard just south of Colonial Boulevard. The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris