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FREETake Me Home VOL. 10, NO. 44 NOVEMBER 11, 2011From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Championship Putt-Putt Tournament Tickets are now available for the Fort Myers Beach Lions Club Putt-Putt Golf Tournament, which will be held Saturday, November 19 from 9 a.m. to noon. Form your foursome or the Lions will pair you up onsite at Jungle Golf on San Carlos Boulevard. Tickets are $10 each and are available in advance or at the gate. Tailgate lunch tickets are $5 each and include a door prize ticket. All proceeds will go to help the kids at Beach Elementary School. This will be a shotgun-style tournament with prizes not only for the best score but many other categories like most original putting style, wildest outfit, and best blindfolded putt. Family teams are encouraged as well as individuals. For tickets and pre-registration, call 777-3370. Lions guarantee fun for all at the 2nd Annual Putt-Putt Tournament at Jungle GolfCommercial Fishing Fleet TourOn Wednesdays, the Ostego Bay Foundations Marine Science Center offers tours of San Carlos Islands commercial fishing fleet. The three-hour guided tour starts at 9 a.m. It includes a oneand-a-half hour guided visit at the museum which contains a touch tank, a handson beach area and several aquariums and exhibits. The tour continues with a visit to the commercial fishing industry, including Erickson & Jensen Supply House, Trico Shrimp loading dock and Beach Seafood. See how the boats are unloaded, the trawl doors are built, the shrimp nets are handsewn, the seafood is processed, and other important factors used in this million dollar industry. The cost for the tour is $15 per adult and $10 for children seven years of age and older. Reservations are required. On Friday, December 2, Ostego Bay is holding its annual silent auction and all-youcan-eat fish fry fundraiser. The event is from 5 to 8 p.m. at Bonita Bills Waterfront Caf, 702 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach. Tickets are $12 per person. Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center located at 718 Fishermans Wharf on San Carlos Island in Fort Myers Beach. Call 765-8101 or go to ostegobay.org. Take a tour of the areas million dollar shrimp industry in Fort Myers Beach Two Free Days At Refuge In Honor Of Veterans DayBecause Wildlife Drive closes on Fridays, and the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge closes for Veterans Day on November 11, the refuge is moving its celebration to two days Saturday, November 12, and Sunday, November 13 with free admission to Wildlife Drive. All refuges across the nation are open to the public free for Veterans Day weekend, by decree of President Obama. Getting people out into nature is a key objective of President Obamas Americas Great Outdoors initiative to work with communities and other partners across the country to establish a 21st century conservation ethic and reconnect Americans to the natural world, said Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar. In addition to the free access, the Refuge Nature Store offers 11 percent off all purchases both days to anyone who mentions Ding on the Wing, the email bulletin sent out by Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge. To sign up for the Ding on the Wing weekly bulletins about refuge goings-on, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org and enter your email address in the Join Our Email List box. Note that Wildlife Drive and the Refuge Education Center will be closed for Veterans Day, Friday, November 11. For more information, visit www. dingdarlingsociety.org or contact Birgie Vertesch at 292-0566, 472-1100 ext. 4, or email email@example.com. Drive, bike, or hike Ding Darlings Wildlife Drive for free, two days this month
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Matt Mitchell Patricia Molloy Laura Zocki Puerto Di Saggau Scott White Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And NowArmistice Day Parade, 1934by Gerri ReavesThis historic photo of an Armistice parade is dated mid1930s, but very likely was taken on the first official Armistice Day celebration in Fort Myers in 1934. One compelling clue to the date is the banner on the Heitman-Evans Hardware Store advertising Frigidaires. Prominent newspaper ads saying the same thing ran concurrently with the two-day celebration, Sunday, November 11 and Monday, November 12. The roster of events ranged from a fish fry for over 2,000 to religious ceremonies. Several days prior to November 11, Fort Myers Mayor Frank A. Whitney proclaimed Armistice Day a civic holiday. On Monday November 12, public offices, schools, and businesses closed for the day. The very first event was the Elks Clubs Sunrise Ball, which started after midnight on the eleventh. That evening, an inter-denominational service at the municipal auditorium on the Pleasure Pier was held. Mondays parade, marshaled by Fire Chief Anderson, culminated in Evans Park, where Armistice Day committee chair Guy M. Strayhorn presided over the ceremonies. U.S. Congressmen J. Hardin Peterson and William J. Sears spoke. State Comptroller JM Lea presented the American Legions medal for distinguished community service. One disappointment detracted from the festivities, perhaps due to the economically lean times of the Great Depression. The annual Armistice Day football classic took place in Arcadia, not Fort Myers as usual, because the Fort Myers High School Green Wave backers lacked the $200 guarantee to bring the DeSoto Bulldogs to Terry Park. The grand celebration was a legacy of the first Armistice Day in 1918, when Fort Myers joined cities across the world in spontaneous elation when the end of World War I was announced. A cease-fire agreement signed on November 11, 1918 ended what was known as The War to End All Wars and The Great War. Those phrases suggest that it was inconceivable that the world would ever again engage in a war that would kill more than 9 million people. In 1934, the next world war was years away, and what lingered 16 years after World War Is end was gratitude for peace, as well as reverence for those who had died. The cease-fire agreement signed in Rethondes, France, took effect at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. The armistice was regularly renewed until the signing of the Treaty of Versailles officially ended World War I on June 28, 1919. That same year, U.S. President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed Armistice Day. In 1954, legislation changed the holidays name to Veterans Day. Walk to the intersection of First and Hendry and imagine the city-wide celebration of 1934. Then take a short walk to the Southwest Florida Museum of History at 2031 Jackson Street to learn more about holidays in historic Fort Myers. Be sure to see the exhibit, Learning from Modernism: A Celebration of MidCentury 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. Continue your 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. 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 archives of the Fort Myers News-Press, and www.history.army.mil. Today, no Frigidaires are for sale at Heitman-Evans Hardware, but the meaning of Armistice Day (now known as Veterans Day) remains as relevant as ever photo by Gerri Reaves This Armistice Day scene at First and Hendry is likely from 1934 courtesy of the Southwest Florida Historical Society THE RIVER NOVEMBER 11, 20112
3 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 11, 2011 Boat Cruises And Tours Return For Season With Edison & Ford Winter Estates And Captiva CruisesThe Edison & Ford Winter Estates and Captiva Cruises will be offering Edison Ford Boat Cruises & Tours from Captiva beginning Wednesday, November 16. The Boat Cruise & Tour will be offered every Wednesday during season. The cruise tour shows the importance of the Caloosahatchee ecologically and culturally, includes a view of the Edison & Ford estates from the water, lunch at the private yacht club and a guided tour of the Edison & Ford Winter Estates. Schedule of the tour includes:10 a.m. depart from McCarthys Marina, 11401 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva; hour-and-a-half cruise from Roosevelt Channel, past Sanibel, and up the Caloosahatchee to the Estates11:45 a.m. lunch at private yacht club overlooking the Edison Ford and river 1 p.m. guided tour of the Edison & Ford Winter Estatescontinued on page 6 The Santiva gets under way Cruise up historic Lee County waterways with Captiva Cruises to the newly restored homes and gardens at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates beginning Cruise up historic Lee County waterways with Captiva Cruises to the newly restored homes and gardens at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates 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 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!
THE RIVER NOVEMBER 11, 20114 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 in Fort Myers. 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 are Janet Gambuzza, 4545750, or Linda Fitzpatrick, 437-5653; or via email at Greeters.Lunch@comcast.net. Holiday Magic At Cape HarbourCape Harbour presents Holiday Magic 2011 on Friday, November 18 from 6 to 9 p.m. There will be live entertainment, the annual holiday tree lighting and a visit from Santa Claus. The night is open to everyone; admission and parking are free. Have a bite to eat at any one of Cape Harbours waterfront restaurants, The Joint, Rumrunners, or Caf Pignoli; then top it off with coffee or a dessert selection from Run Agrounds. After dinner, stroll the Promenade and find gifts at the exclusive boutiques and galleries, or perhaps a gift certificate for a relaxing spa treatment for that special someone. Take advantage of a sunset cruise, tour luxury yachts, or just sit and relax by the water and enjoy a fabulous Southwest Florida sunset. Santa Claus has promised a visit and will be available for photos in his workshop at the Pavilion from 6 to 9 p.m. Bring the whole family including the family pets and dont forget to bring the camera. There is no charge to visit Santa and guests may take unlimited photos. At 7:30 p.m., Cape Harbour comes to life as thousands of colorful, twinkling lights are switched on and the Christmas tree is illuminated. This will take place center stage between the towers, a tradition to mark the official start of this years holiday season. All during the celebration there will be live music sponsored by The Joint from 6 to 9 p.m. with music to appeal to everyone of every age. Volunteers will be accepting donations for Habitat for Humanity and Toys for Tots at the event. People can also bring donations for both of these charities to the sales center any time before or after the holiday celebration. For more information, call 945-6116 or log on to www.capeharbour.com. 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 continued Friday, November 11 from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. It 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 soap and other items, candles, art, gourmet food, wine, home decor, holiday gifts and many creative items from local families.
5 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 11, 2011 N ellies U p stairs W a t e r s id e B a r Happy Hour All Day, Everyday w w i i t t h h L L i i v v e e e m m u u s s s i i c c t t t o o o o o o ! SATURDAY, NOVEMBER, 196TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY TOY RUN & BIKE RALLYL Snacks in Between 11am-10pm, Plus Live Music Join us Thanksgiving Day! Enjoy family style Call ahead seating available. ti 10% OFF LUNCH 10% OFF LUNCH BILL ONLY. 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This is Hortons third cartoon book, following Sanibel Islands Very Own Cartoon Book and Sanibel Islands 2nd Cartoon Book. His work appears in several regional newspapers and has been enthusiastically embraced by readers and fans across the entire Sunshine State. His sense of humor is original, zany and ever-so-slightly twisted. Jeff Parker, the editorial cartoonist from Florida Today, described Hortons work as follows, Hortoon is the Jimmy Buffett of the cartoon world. This book is being published by Indigo Press L.L.C., whose most recent book, The Living Gulf Coast A Nature Guide to Southwest Florida, by Charles Sobczak, was released in March. Welcome to Florida will be a six-inch-by-nine-inch trade paperback, 224 pages, with a full-color cover; it will retail at $14.95. Welcome to Florida should be in local bookstores by the end of November. For more information about Hortons work, visit www. hortoon.com. For additional information about Indigo Press L.L.C. go to www. Indigopress.net. Book cover Democratic Womens ClubThe Democratic Womens Club will hold its monthly meeting Saturday, November 12, at the Hilton Garden Inn, 12601 University Drive, Fort Myers (corner of College Parkway at Summerlin). The speaker will be Meaghan Hardy, regional field director of Organizing For America. The luncheon meeting is 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The luncheon price is $18. Guests are welcome. To make a reservation, call 466-8381. More information about the club is available at www.dwc-lee.com. Retired Federal Employees MeetThe NARFE (National Active & Retired Federal Employees Association) South Lee County Chapter #1263 will meet on Thursday, November 17, at 11:30 a.m. at the International King Buffet, 9061 College Parkway, Fort Myers. Guest speaker will be Scott Murray, Park Ranger, Florida Department of Recreation. He will do an overview of the discovery of the Sunken Spanish Galleon, Nueatra Senora de Attocha. For information, call 482-6713. Daughters Of The ConfederacyThe Fort Myers United Daughters of the Confederacy Chapter 2614 meets on the third Saturday of every month at Perkins Restaurant, 12300 South Cleveland Avenue, Fort Myers from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 728-3743 for a reservation to attend. Santa FestWa-Ke Hatchee Recreation Center is hosting the 5th Annual Santa Fest, Saturday December 10, from 10 a.m. to noon. Join them for a fun-filled morning of holiday cheer, including holiday crafts, cookie decorating, snacks and a chance to see the jolly ol man himself. Bring a camera for great photo opportunities. Admission is $5 per child. For more information, contact Doreen Baranski at 432-2154. Wa-Ke Hatchee Recreation Center is located at 16760 Bass Road in Fort Myers.
THE RIVER NOVEMBER 11, 20116 Hortoons Christmas Boat Parade The Greater Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce Boat Parade will light up Fort Myers Beach on December 3. The celebration 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 night-time 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 the boats will begin to leave Salty Sams Marina going past Parrot Key Caribbean Grill and Big Game Waterfront Grill heading northwest, 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 and 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. The marina is located at 2500 Main Street, Fort Myers Beach, Florida. For advance reservations, call 463-7333. Awards will go to the first three places in the following categories: (1) powerdriven vessels up to 26 feet in length, (2) power vessels 26 feet and over, and (3) sailboats. There is no cost to enter the parade and businesses are encouraged to sponsor a boat. This year will also include the popular 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 participate in the boat parade, contact the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce at 454-7500 to register. Registration forms are available on the chamber website at http://fortmyersbeachchamber.org. To be a sponsor, contact Nancy Eaton at the chamber office. Parrot Key Corvette ShowParrot Key Caribbean Grill is revving up to host a series of Corvette shows on the second Sunday of each month beginning November 13 from 1 to 5 p.m. Corvette owners will have a chance to flex their muscle cars, and visitors will have the opportunity to see up-close some of the areas foremost American sports cars. There is no entry to peruse the show, and Corvette owners are encouraged to bring their cars to be a part of the experience. This car show is the premiere gathering for Corvette owners and enthusiasts. says Brian DeMartinis, general manager for Parrot Key. If you are passionate about Corvettes or if you just like to have a good time, we invite you to come out and take advantage of this opportunity to see an amazing collection of cars from classics to new models on display. Live music, food and drink specials will be offered along with a number of door prizes for participating display cars including trips to Key West aboard the Key West Express, Pirate Cruise tickets and gift certificates for Parrot Key and Big Game Waterfront Grill. During each show, Corvettes will be judged with a chance to win prizes in multiple age categories, as well as a Peoples Choice winner, and a random drawing. Parrot Key will also continue to host its monthly Caribbean Cruisin Car Shows on the first Monday of the month, from 5 to 8 p.m. During these shows, people can see anything from old Model Ts to Studebakers, GTOs, hot rods and everything in between. From page 3Boat Cruises Return 2:45 p.m. depart from the dock at the yacht club 4:30 p.m. arrive back at McCarthys Marina The cruise is on a 45-foot boat equipped with an on-board restroom, refreshment bar, sundeck and canopy cover. The narrated cruise tells the story of Floridas earliest settlers from Spanish explorers, the booming cattle trade, fishing settlements and early pioneers, to Thomas Edisons early explorations of Southwest Florida and the importance of the ecology of the river to the environment today. Cruising to the Edison & Ford Winter Estates from Captiva Island is a wonderful opportunity to discover the ecology of the Back Bay Estuary and the cultural history of the area. Pine Island Sound and the river have been vitally important to Southwest Florida for centuries, said Paul McCarthy, president, Captiva Cruises.After lunch passengers will enjoy a private guided tour of the Edison & Ford Winter Estates, one of the top 10 mostvisited historic sites in the nation. Having just completed a $12 million restoration, the Edison Ford received the top award for preservation from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Visitors will enjoy the 20 acres of gardens, historic homes, Edison Botanic Research Lab and Edison Ford Museum as they glimpse into the lives of two of the nations most innovative inventors of our time. Edison arrived at Punta Rassa in 1885 and cruised up the river to Fort Myers by boat, where he purchased land along the Caloosahatchee and built his home, known as Seminole Lodge. The Edison and Ford families enjoyed the beautiful waterways of Southwest Florida, often fishing, shelling, boating and exploring our beaches, said Chris Pendleton, Edison Ford president & CEO. Guests will step back in time to experience old Florida just as the Edison and Ford families did over 100 years ago. Ticket cost is $75 adults, $65 children (ages 12 and under) plus tax and includes cruise, Edison Ford admission and lunch. Seating is limited and reservations are suggested by calling 472-5300. Private tours and charters can be scheduled for groups, clubs, and corporate events any day of the week. On these private expeditions, special arrangements may be made for the groups luncheon at a private yacht club. The time, as well as the location of the cruise departure, may also be customized to meet the clients needs. Other docking and marina facilities in Lee County (in addition to Captiva) may serve as the groups boarding location. Inquiries can be made with Captiva Cruises charter coordinator.The Boat Cruise and Tour is a fully guided adventure for nature, history and outdoor lovers but also leisurely enough for all ages and interests. Flat shoes are suggested for walking and wheelchairs are available at the Estates. Jackets, hats, cameras, binoculars, and sunglasses are suggested. The Edison Ford is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For additional information call 334-7419 or visit the website at www.edisonfordwinterestates.org. Our email address is email@example.com
THE RIVER NOVEMBER 11, 20117 Night at the Museum, An Authors Evening 2011-12 Series AnnouncedThe Southwest Florida Museum of History will enter its fourth season this fall of offering Authors Evenings from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday or Thursday evenings of selected months. Authors Evenings is a community-based event open to the public to help raise funds for museum exhibits. The event includes the featured authors presentation, a meet-and-greet, book signing, and admission to the museum all for $15, tax-deductible. Featured authors are from a variety of genres including historical, mystery, nonfiction, business, and thrillers. Previous authors include favorite Robert Macomber, renowned photographer Clyde Butcher, irreverent Tim Dorsey, and Tina Wainscott, to name a few. The 2011-12 Authors Evening schedule features a line-up of new and favorite authors! On Wednesday, November 16, spend an evening with Amy Bennett Williams at the museum as she weaves the story of the Caloosahatchee and its inhabitants from its beginnings to becoming a central artery to the area today. Shell introduce her new book, Images of America: Along the Caloosahatchee River. This writer, whose lyrical prose brings images of Southwest Florida to life, does so through her work with WGCU, the News-Press features and weekly Tropicalia section. Returning for his fourth season to the museum, beloved fine-arts black-and-white photographer Clyde Butcher opens the 2012 season on Thursday, February 2 with an Authors Evening that also kicks off his exclusive traveling exhibition at the museum. The museum celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2012, so native son Clyde Butcher has specially designed an exhibition to take museum guests through the process of his work as the museum takes visitors through history. Photographic Journal of Clyde Butcher will present in stages the story of Butchers work from idea conception to execution including the negative, technical details, darkroom information, images of him photographing the scene, and the story of the pursuit of the photograph. An Authors Evening with Clyde Butcher always sells out so reserve space(s). Admission to Clydes Authors Evening includes admission to his exhibit. Coming Wednesday, October 24 to debut his much-anticipated 10th novel is popular Pine Island maritime author, Robert Macomber. He returns with more swashbuckling stories as he introduces the latest installment in his Honor series, Honorable Lies, and shares tales of his research and other adventures in Cuba. Seating for these events is limited so reservations are required by calling 321-7430. All Authors Evening events are $15 and include an opportunity to see the museum and its exhibitions. For more information about the museum, call321.7430 or visit www.swflmuseumofhistory.com. Robert Macomber Amy Bennett Williams Clyde Butcher Free Workshop On Raising ChickensThese days more and more urban farmers are raising chickens in their own backyards and there are even groups springing up around the country working to change local zoning rules that prohibit it. If youve ever considered trying backyard chicken farming yourself, theres a free workshop at the Alliance for the Arts GreenMarket on Saturday, November 12 at 10: a.m. that will help get you started. Rachell Skerlec of Backyard Chickens of Lee County and Greenmarket manager Santiago De Coch will cover topics including basic coop construction, different kinds of poultry, zoning regulations, types of feed and dealing with predators. There will be a Q&A after the presentation and plenty of chickens to check out first hand. The Alliance GreenMarket supports sustainability by encouraging people to grow their own food and its a source for everything locally grown, caught and cultivated, with vendors offering items including fresh produce, breads, seafood, tropical fruit, free range eggs and honey. Its every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Alliance for the Arts at 10091 McGregor Boulevard just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. More information is available at www. ArtInLee.org or by calling 939-2787. 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? Want to learn more about how to prevent falls? If you are caring for a loved one, you are invited to a attend Caregiver Community Resource & Educaton Day on November 29 from 12:30 to 5 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church, 15840 McGregor Boulevarad in Fort Myers. Lunch will be provided by Right at Home. Call immediately to register. For informaton, call 343-2751. This event is funded by 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. Backyard chicken Rat snake with chicken eggs
THE RIVER NOVEMBER 11, 20118 Along The RiverOn Saturday, November 12, Bark Avenue offers Santa photos with Black Opal Studios from noon to 4 p.m. Santa will be on-site to pose for holiday pictures with your pets along with special treats provided by Bark Avenue for your furry friends. Bring the kids, bring the dogs and make a day of it! Sessions are $25 per dog. Reservations can be made by calling 437-BARK (2275). Ask about Santa on the Beach when you call. Bark Avenue is at 12901 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, across from the Landings near the College Parkway intersection. Store hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; www.shopbarkavenue.com. On Tuesday, November 15, The Morgan House is hosting a vodka-tasting featuring Three Olives Vodka with a tapas pairing by Chef Corry. The event runs from 6 to 8 p.m. and costs $30 per person or $55 per couple. Call for reserved seating. The Morgan House is located at 33 Patio de Leon, Fort Myers. It is open Monday through Saturday for lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dinner downstairs is Monday through Thursday from 5 to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 5 to 11 p.m. The Terrace menu is served 3 p.m. to close. Call 337-3377 or go to morganhouserestaurant.com. Celebrate American Cheese Month with The Sandy Butler Market. The American Cheese Society recently launched American Cheese Month, an annual celebration of Americas artisan, farmstead and specialty cheeses. During the month of November, The Sandy Butler is offering classes for American wine and cheese pairings at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. every Friday and Saturday. Each class is 30 minutes. Purchase a ticket for $10 and receive a $10 voucher to be used toward your next purchase of $25. Seating is limited so call ahead for reservations. Next door to The Sandy Butler Market is Shoals Restaurant & Wine Bar The Scholl family welcomes you to experience flavorful, signature dishes created by Executive Chef Michael Ragusa, using ingredients sourced from the Shoal farm and grove and other local and regional purveyors. Enjoy a variety of menu options for lunch or dinner daily, including unique appetizers, farm-fresh salads, just-caught seafood, delicious entrees and sumptuous desserts. Enhance your dining experience with a choice selection from over 500 different wines, offered at retail pricing, to enhance your meal. Selections from the The Sandy Butler Market next door may be purchased and enjoyed in the dining room for a corkage fee of just $5, for a delicious and budget-friendly experience. The Sandy Butler Market and Shoals Restaurant & Wine Bar are located at 17650 San Carlos Boulevard, Fort Myers. Both are open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, call 482-6765 or go to sandybutler.com. The Edison Restaurant & Bar has something every day of the week: Friday: Golf Putt Challenge. Enter your name for a chance to compete in a putting contest, sink the putt and win $10,000 instantly. Registration is 6 to 8 p.m. At 8 p.m. five names are drawn and the contest begins! Saturday: Martini Madness followed by late nights with DJ Manny C. Sunday: Watch NFL action with the Chicago Bears Club. Food and drink specials are offered. Monday: Burgers for a buck. Kids eat free (12 and under) from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday: Two Tacos for $2 and two-for-one margaritas from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday: Ladies night with complimentary vodka bar 6 to 8 p.m. on the Terrace. Enjoy live music with the Derek Trenholm Band featuring Derek Trenholm, Darrell Nutt, Mike Rogers and Heather Brooks at 8 p.m. Thursday: Ladies dine free from 5 to 9 p.m. with live music with High Tide at 7 p.m. The Edison encourages local businesses to promote their companies during Vendors on the Green. It is held Wednesdays or Thursdays from 5 to 9 p.m. Scheduling is flexible and space is limited. To register your business, contact Daniel Kearns at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Edison Restaurant & Bar is open seven days a week for lunch, dinner and cocktails. It is located at 3583 McGregor Boulevard, overlooking the Fort Myers Country Club. Call 936-9348 or go to www.edisonfl.com. Vendors on the Green at The Edison Restaurant & Bar The Sandy Butler Market is celebrating American Cheese month with weekly classes In November we will move into the remodeled Arizona Pizza location along with a slightly new name, Sunshine Grille. Chef Tao and Chef Migel will continue to tempt you with their favorate daily specials. Well see you there!Serving 11:00 am 10 pm seven days a week. Happy hour daily with a special bar menu and Live music Reservations accepted. Party rooms for private functions. 239-489-2233. 8700 Gladiolus Drive. (Winkler and Gladiolus) across the street from Sweet Bay. 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THE RIVER NOVEMBER 11, 20119 Model Trains Annual Holiday ShowOn November 26 and 27, Scale Rails of Southwest Florida presents its annual Scale Rails Holiday Train Show at the Araba Shrine Temple in Fort Myers. There will be many special attractions such as dealers and collectors selling trains and accessories. It is a great time to start your Christmas shopping. There will be four outstanding operating layouts to see. The Christmas O Scale layout will be decorated in winter scenery. There will also be a fine ON30 layout and the Scale Rails Tidewater District layout in N scale. An N scale complete layout will be raffled during the show. In the Scale Rails clubhouse, a complete HO triple deck operating layout will be available for viewing with admission to the show. There will also be a Thomas the Train for the children to operate. The show hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Admission is $7 for adults and $2 for teens. Children under 12 and service personnel in uniform are admitted free. The Araba Shrine Temple is located at 2010 Hanson Street, Fort Myers. For more information, call the Scale Rails clubhouse at 731-0520. The Scale Rails Holiday Train Show features ON30 scale layout with winter scenery Taste Of The Arts A Showcase Of Lee Countys Upcoming SeasonThe 2nd Annual Taste of the Arts presented by FineMark National Bank & Trust will be an event for art enthusiasts. This showcase of Lee Countys upcoming cultural season will be held in Fort Myers at the Alliance for the Arts on Sunday, November 13, from 4 to 8 p.m. Taste of the Arts will feature visual displays by artists from ArtFest Fort Myers, Art of the Olympians, BIG ARTS and the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. Lee Countys premier outdoor fine art festival, ArtFest Fort Myers, will feature work from four artists: Karl Bostwick, Muffy Clark Gill, Timothy Parker and Janet Dutton. Together for one evening only, these masters represent a spectrum of contemporary artwork. With their diverse backgrounds, training and inspirations, they each have a fascinating story to share through their work. Art of the Olympians Museum and Gallery, an Olympic Sport Museum and Olympian Art Gallery, will display the works of Al Oerter, Kader Klouchi and Emanuela Pierantozzi. Their stories and creative works will be displayed in the coming months at Art of the Olympians Museum and Gallery at the Al Oerter Center for Excellence in the downtown Fort Myers River District. BIG ARTS will showcase selected pieces from its current Biennial Sculpture show, which runs from October 17 through November 29 in the BIG ARTS Phillips Gallery. Meet the artists and support the arts that make this community such a great place. Admission is $35 per person, which includes three stages of live performances, art exhibits, food and wine tastings as well as a cultural coupon book valued at over $400. For tickets call 332.4488 or visit www.tasteofthearts.com. Taste of the Arts will also feature live performances on three stages by members of BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater, Dance Alliance, Edison State College Theater Program, Florida Repertory Theater, Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers, Gulf Coast Symphony, Gulfshore Ballet, Laboratory Theater of Florida, Southwest Florida Symphony, Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida and Theater Conspiracy. A portion of the proceeds will benefit arts programming at Harlem Heights Cultural Arts & Community Center in Fort Myers. Chromatic Figure, by Tim Parker Kayak, by Kader Klouchi On the Beach, by Janet Dutton Marine Life Humpbacks, by Karl Bostwick FIND US American/Italian Cuisine at a ordable prices! Food Atmosphere Service 1/2 10/7/11 JOIN US FOR THANKSGIVING DAY BUFFETfrom 11 am 3 pm $24.99 per person Regular Dinner & Turkey Special starting at 4 pmBu et includes Turkey, Ham, Beef, Seafood, Salads, Soup, Sides & Desserts12984 S. Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers 239-240-2020 www.brattasristorante.com EVERY DAY EARLY BIRD 4 pm 6 pmBuy One Entre/Get One Free with the purchase of two beverages.Michael Bratta & Brenda Biddle invite you to Wine, Dine & Relax in our newly renovated dining room.LIVE MUSIC NIGHTLY Try our True Vienna Chicago Style Hot Dogs & Beef Sandwiches Try Our Chicago Favorite Chicken Vesuvio HAPPY HOUR 4 pm 6:30 pm 1/2 price drinks and discount appetizers SERVING LUNCHMon-Fri 11 am 4 pm Dinner 7 days 4 pm closeBennigans, Biddles & now Brattas has never tasted so good!!!
THE RIVER NOVEMBER 11, 201110 Paving The WayNorman and Mary Love recently hosted a Brick Party at their Palmetto Point home in Fort Myers. The reception, held by the owners of Norman Love Confections, raised more than $15,000 to benefit The Heights Foundation. Guests had the opportunity to purchase a commemorative brick to be placed in the walkway of The Heights Cultural Arts Center, which will provide a safe gathering spot, job training in the culinary arts and a place of education with access to computers and training. For additional info, visit www.heightsfoundation.org. Kathryn Kelly and Dave Dale Kathryn Kelly, Norman and Mary Love, Victor Mayeron Mark Loren, Theresa and Joe Mitchell The Honorable Laura Safer Espinosa and Dr. Arol Buntzman Bill Wiltshire and Arlene Knox Linda and Tom Uhler Terri Lee, Kathy Scharlau and Anne Tomas Robbie Roepstorff and John Sheppard
11 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 11, 2011 Fort Myers South Kiwanis Installs New Officers At BanquetThe Kiwanis Club of Fort Myers South recently held its installation banquet for the clubs 2011-2012 officers at Whiskey Creek Country Club. Awards were also given to club members for their support in service to the community. The individuals who took office include: Rachel Toomey as club president, Todd Adams as secretary, Max Hackenyos as treasurer and Kim Barrera as president-elect. Toomey is media buyer at Priority Marketing; Adams is president of Mills-Price & Associates; Hackenyos is a retired engineer and Barrera is a production manager at Priority Marketing. The Kiwanis Club of Fort Myers South recognized two club members to receive the prestigious George F. Hixson Fellowship Award Steve Hess and Rachel Toomey. The George F. Hixson Award is named in honor of the first Kiwanis international president. Hixson dedicated 50 years of his life in service to Kiwanis. The 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 Tuesday at 7:15 a.m. at Edison State College. For details on joining the Fort Myers South Kiwanis club, call Rachel Toomey at 940-3893, email her at Rachel. Toomey33@gmail.com or visit www.fmskiwanis.com. Division 19 Lt. Governor Bruce Boyd presents the George F. Hixson Fellowship Award to Steve Hess and Rachel Toomey Division 19 Lt. Governor installs the Fort Myers South Kiwanis 2011-2012 Officers. Left to Right: Lt. Governor Bruce Boyd, Kim Barrera, Max Hackenyos and Rachel Toomey Ahmad and Rania Kareh Representatives from Supporting Independent Young Adults joined the Fort Myers South Kiwanis at its banquet. The Fort Myers South Kiwanis is a supporter of SIYA, a nonprofit organization. George and Wanda Myers Vocalist In Concert With Big Band Tunes And Understandable LyricsThe first of the concerts in the 2011/2012 Chapel by the Sea Presbyterian Church Concert Series on Fort Myers Beach will be held on Sunday, November 13, at 2 p.m. Gary Clark shares his vocal talent with the First Christian Church of Fort Myers. He began singing at the age of five at radio station WIKY in Evansville, Indiana as a guest of his father who sang in a gospel quartet. He has a bachelors degree majoring in vocal, from the University of Evansville. Anyone who likes the musical styles of Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Andy Williams, James Taylor, Lou Rawls, and gospel this is the concert for you. Be sure to attend this afternoon concert and be delighted. Chapel by the Sea Presbyterian Church is in the 2500 block of Estero Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach, 463-3173. There is no charge, but there will be a free-will offering. Gary Clark To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732 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 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
THE RIVER NOVEMBER 11, 201112 Norman Love Confections Toy Collection A Sweet Success Norman Love Confections partnered with The Salvation Army and U.S. Marine Corps Reserve to serve needy families in Lee County during the annual Toys for Tots toy drive. To sweeten the deal, donors who brought new unwrapped toys to Norman Loves Fort Myers Chocolate Salon received a free four-piece box of Norman Love Confections. More than two boxes were filled for the children in Lee County. Toys for Tots, run by 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 or www.normanloveconfections.com. First donors of the day Terry and Phyllis Tucker with U.S. Marine Gary Bower Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots boxes at Norman Love Confections U.S. Marine Gary Bower, Georgia Fries, Norman Love U.S. Marine Gary Bower, Breyana and Anthony Lantrip Gary Bower, Norman Love, Judy Bower Nicole and Braden Bolooki with U.S. Marine Gary Bower Filling The Truck For Harry ChapinNorman Love, that is.In time to help the community for Thanksgiving, Norman Love Confections will Fill the Truck for the Harry Chapin Food Bank Friday, November 11. To encourage donations, Norman and Mary Love will offer an 11 percent discount (on 11-11-11) on purchases to those bringing nonperishable food items to the Fort Myers location from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. We know our great customers, friends and neighbors will help us fill our delivery truck with food to help fight hunger in our community, said Norman Love. Its easy; help us fill our delivery truck by bringing nonperishable food to our Fort Myers Chocolate Salon and youll receive an 11 percent discount on purchases made on the 11th. The Norman Love Confections discount is applicable on retail purchases at the Fort Myers location only on the day of the event. The discount is not valid on or for existing orders, wholesale accounts or telephone and Internet orders. The Fort Myers Chocolate Salon is located at 11380 Lindbergh Boulevard, east of I-75, off Daniels Parkway. Norman and Mary Love with their delivery truck
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Churches/TemplesALL FAITHS UNITARIAN CONGREGATIONMember of UUA 2756 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers Six blocks south of the Edison/Ford Winter Estates; two miles north of Colonial Boulevard Minister: Reverend Dr. Wayne Robinson Sunday services: 9 and 11 a.m. Unitarian Summer 2011: 11 a.m. Tapestry of Faith Programs, child care provided Adult workshops: 9:30 a.m. Faith Like a River: Themes from UU History. Phone: 226-0900 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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 11, 201114
15 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 11, 2011Chapel By The Sea ConcertsThe Chapel by the Sea Presbyterian Church has announced its 2011/2012 Concert Series dates. All concerts are on Sundays at 2 p.m. and have free-will offerings. On November 13, Vocalist Gary Clark will present a concert of big band tunes with lyrics you can understand. If you like the musical styles of Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Andy Williams, James Taylor, and gospel this is the concert for you. On January 22. Tradition and Youth Come Together Joyce Waltman, Dulcimer and Fiddle, young pianists, and Selena Masters, soprano. This concert will both educate and entertain as listeners begin learning about and hearing the Appalachian dulcimer. The fiddle will then be featured followed by young pianists. Selena Masters joins in as a senior in high school who has won vocal competitions at the local, state, and national levels. On February 12, All About Love encore performance with vocalists Jo List (accompanied by Joe McConaghy) and Terry Stewart, pianists Michael and Elena Melnikov, and a special appearance by cellist Dr. Eduard Gulabyan. This concert is back by popular demand with both classical and popular music performed with love. On March 4, Indian Creek Chorus with Neil Fichthorn, director. This vocal group is composed of 70 voices and presents a program of pops, humorous songs, classics, anthems, gospel songs, and patriotic music. On March 25, Julian Toha, pianist Infinite Potential Tour. Known for his passionate performances and technical command, Toha has inspired audiences throughout the United States and abroad. This acclaimed young artist presents dazzling performances with multimedia visuals. Call Chapel by the Sea Presbyterian Church, 463-3173 for details. From page 14Churches/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. Church To Host Book Shower To Support Early Learning CoalitionGive the gift of reading! Join Trinity Lutheran Church as they present a book shower to benefit the Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida (ELC) and the children of Lee County. The book shower will take place at Trinity Lutheran Church on Saturday, November 12 from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring a new or gently used childrens book to share with the children of Lee County. All proceeds will go to ELCs Literacy Buddies Program. The purpose of the program is to put books into the hands and homes of prekindergarten children who might not have access to books otherwise. The Literacy Buddies Program aims to help children develop early writing skills, encourages their parents to understand the value of reading and recognize the importance of talking with their children. Guest speakers include Lee Bennett Hopkins and Robin Gretz of the Early Learning Coalition. Hopkins is a Guiness Book of World Records holder, anthologist, author of Alphathoughts, Hear My Prayer, OH NO! Where Are My Pants? and other books. Gretz will be speaking on behalf of the ELCs Literacy Buddy project. Books-A-Million at the Edison Mall is offering 20 percent off all purchases made for the book shower and any books bought for ELCs Literacy Buddies Program. To receive the discount, customers are encouraged to bring in their Literacy Buddies letter or let the cashier know the purchase will be donated at the Trinity Lutheran Church book shower. The event is free for all and lunch will be provided. All attendants will have the opportunity to become a literacy buddy if they choose. The event is sponsored by Trinity School and the Trinity Board of Family Ministry. For more information or to reserve a spot, contact Trinity Lutheran Church at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 772-0172. The Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida exists to enhance the quality of childrens lives by providing families, early childhood educators, caregivers and community partners in Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee counties with opportunities to positively impact the future. For details on the many services or to donate, visit www. elcofswfl.org or call 267-4105. For more information regarding Literacy Buddies, visit www.elcofswfl.org/. Share Career Stories With Foster Care YouthChildrens Home Society, Southwest Florida Division is looking for area business men and women to share stories of their careers with foster care youth in the Independent Living Program during Professional Development Night workshops. Events are held the third Tuesday evening of every month. Speakers will meet with youth ages 15 through 18 during Professional Development Nights to educate them on different career options and share personal stories about their career paths. The Independent Living Program prepares youth for the responsibilities theyll face when leaving foster care at age 18 by helping them learn to live responsibly and self-sufficiently. Professional Development Nights are held at the Childrens Home Societys youth center at 1495 Maple Drive in Fort Myers. To participate or learn more about Professional Development Night events, call Christina Sims at 277-0096. Find Wedding Gowns Galore At Hope Chest StoreThe holiday season is a popular time to pop the question, and Hope Chest, the Hope Hospice resale store, is ready to serve the brideto-be. Among the new and gently used items donated to the Love That Dress! event earlier this year were 150 wedding gowns, from the simple to the extravagant, ranging in size from 4 to 26. The event was held by the Lee County PACE Center for Girls. Through a joint partnership between the PACE Center for Girls and Hope PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly), the gowns are now available at Hope Chest in North Fort Myers at a fraction of their original prices. The two organizations are unaffiliated although they have much in common, as they both focus on adding quality to the lives of others. While the PACE Center supports young women, Hope PACE helps people 55 and older to live in good health, safely and independently. Hope Chest is located at 13821 North Cleveland Avenue in North Fort Myers. The store is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. To learn more about Hope Health Care Services or any of these programs, visit www.hopehcs.org. Our email address is email@example.com Voted BEST OF THE ISLANDSSpecials Every Day
THE RIVER NOVEMBER 11, 201116 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 Cold Front Fishing Patterns Of Winterby Capt. Matt MitchellDespite windy and cold conditions this week, fishing was still pretty good. Hiding from the wind and trying to find feeding fish is just the typical winter pattern out on the water. Redfish, trout, gag grouper, flounder, Spanish mackerel and pomapno were among the species that kept clients smiling this week. The sound still remains loaded with feeding birds and feeding fish, all working on the same migrating bait schools. With a cold front and strong winds it seems winter really arrived this week in a big way. Is it just me or did winter just start early this year? I have learned over the years that once we get that first cold front, it opens up the gate and they just seem to push through every week to 10 days, all winter long. Fishing around cold fronts can be really frustrating. Fishing can be very good or really bad, dependingon which side of the front you fish. This proved very true this week as beginning a few days before the cold front rolled through the bite just got better and better. Right when the winds switched and came from the south then west, as the front got really close, the fish ate hard as they know they are not going to eat for a day or two after. The day after the front passed, fishing was tough at best with fish hunkered down in their winter time haunts with lock jaw. Once conditions started to warm back up they began to eat again. When water temperatures drop quickly and we have windy high pressure conditions, most gamefish simply just do not want to eat. Luckily we have other species to catch that dont seem effected by cold fronts at all. With winter being the busiest time of the year, catching fish on the backside, aka the wrong side of a cold front, is a must do. Some of the things I do to find a bite in these toughest of conditions is to get in an area that is somewhat sheltered from the old north wind and at least managable to fish. I figure, if Im comfortable the fish are comfortable too. Close proximity to deep water is also a good thing. If you can pair these with good tide movement or even water moving from just the wind, you can generally bend a rod. When things are tough, I also downsize my bait and tackle. Live shrimp will often draw a bite when nothing else will. Rig these live shrimp on a smaller hook and use lighter leader. I like to go to 20 pound flourocarbon. Fish the live shrimp on or close to the bottom. The colder the water the slower I fish the bait too, often simply letting it set on the bottom, giving it just a little hop once in a while. My winter time rig consists of a 1/4 oz. jig head with a 1/0 hook and a medium size live shrimp. Some things I do like about our winter time fishing though is the variety of species you can catch. One deep mangrove shoreline or creek can produce lots of fish, with the same rig producing a different type of fish just about every cast. Winter time fishing also means you dont generally have to go very far from home to catch fish. Creek systems and flats close to home are often as good as any to target. Less running means more time fishing. During winter, we also have the clearest and prettiest water of the year in the sound. If I had to pick any time to fish during the upcoming winter months, it would be just a few hours before to the arrival of a cold front. No matter what the tide is doing, when the conditions change quickly with an approaching cold front, that is right when you need to be out there. Sure its not the prettiest time or most pleasant time on the water but thats when the fish feed the best. Just before the wind starts to switch up and blow hard from the south, grab your rods and head out as fishing can simply be as good as it gets. Once the wind switches and comes in cold from the north, its all over.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. John Oatley of Sanibel with a big pompano caught this week fishing with Capt. Matt Mitchell 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 email@example.com. Intermediate Saltwater Fishing ClassThis class is designed for the angler who has limited saltwater experience and is looking to learn how to have greater success. This class is also designed as a continuation of the beginners class. Topics include identifying potential fishing spots, chumming techniques, working with tides, knot tying, and bait rigging and presentation. The class is presented by Capt. Gary Bonacci Attendees must be at least 16 years old for this class on Saturday, November 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $35 for Cape Coral residents, and $52 for non-residents. Location is the Cape Coral Yacht Club and pre-registration is required; call 574-0806.
THE RIVER NOVEMBER 11, 201117 Under New Ownership $ 5 99 9 C HEFS CARVING STATION FEATURING : R AW BAR FEATURING : D E SS ERT S G AL O RE FEAT U RIN G ALL THIS FOR ONLY $ 1 6 99 Six Mile Cypress Slough ProgramsImmerse 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 tracking club and an alligator detectives program. Here are more details: Guided Nature Walks daily (seven days a week), 9:30 to 11 a.m. Daily Guided Nature Walks begin November 1 at 9:30 a.m. as visitors stroll along the fully accessible raised boardwalk trail with an experienced volunteer naturalist. Walk is 90 minutes long and travels of a mile. Tour is free with paid parking of $1 per hour per vehicle. No reservations are necessary, and groups of eight or more cannot be accommodated. Walks occur seven days a week. Photo Contest November through February 1. Pick out your favorite slough photos and enter them into the 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. Intro to Birding Walk (new), Thursday, November 17, 9 to 11 a.m. Learn about different birds that frequent the preserve. Discussion will include ways to identify birds by their physical characteristics, behavior and location. Wear comfortable shoes for walking, bring binoculars and water. Cost is $3 per person (adults only) and reservations are required by calling 533-7440 or online at www. leeparks.org. Tracking Club, Saturday, November 19, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Join the Tracking Club as members learn about wildlife through their tracks. The reference book for this class is The Science and Art of Tracking by Tom Brown Jr. Bring a lunch. For more information or to RSVP call 533-7555. 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. Recreational Boating SeminarThis seminar is highly recommended for new boaters to the area, especially if boaters from the north who are new to Southwest Florida boating. Topics include identifying the local waterways, boat lifts and locks, boat ramp etiquette, maintenance and protection of your boat, plus much more. There will be a few guest speakers providing a wide range of information and answering questions Students must be at least 16 years of age for this Thursday, November 17 class from 7 to 9 p.m. The cost for Cape Coral residents is $15; it is $22 for nonresidents. Pre-registration is required. Call the Cape Coral Yacht Club at 574-0806. The club is located at 5819 Driftwood Parkway in Cape Coral. Fort Myers Beach Yacht Club MeetingThe monthly meeting of the Fort Myers Beach Yacht Club will be held Wednesday, November 16 at the American Legion Post 274 on San Carlos Island at 899 Buttonwood Drive, Fort Myers Beach. Dinner will be catered by Sandy Butler Restaurant and for $14 per person. Social hour begins at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m., and the membership meeting from 8 to 9 p.m. Potential new members wishing to attend any or all portions of the meeting are invited to call Commodore Tom Swanbeck for required reservations and additional information, 292-6284. The Fort Myers Beach Yacht Club was formed in 1953 and incorporated as a not-for-profit organization for the purpose of promoting safe, enjoyable boating and good fellowship. This communityoriented club, with over 130 members and 60 boats, maintains an active schedule of year-round activities, both on and off the water, for members and guests. Evening meetings are held once a month usually on the fourth Wednesday at the American Legion Post 274 on San Carlos Island. Because the club does not have the expense of maintaining its own waterfront facility, dues are $100 per year per couple or $60 per single. Learn more about our club from its website at www.FMBYachtClub.org. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
THE RIVER NOVEMBER 11, 201118 Plant SmartThe Home Landscape, A Creative Endeavorby Gerri ReavesWhen Suzanne Sutton and Jerry Haberle planned the landscape for their new Fort Myers home in 2003, they had a list of priorities based on years of maintaining large yards. Overall, they wanted a low-maintenance landscape that featured mostly native species. Other goals were to minimize the square footage of grass and include only trees no bigger than patio size. Water conservation was a criterion, too, so they coordinated the irrigation zones with the water requirements of species, many of which are drought-tolerant. Other considerations in choosing plants were color and wildlife friendliness. Those principles made many of the choices for them. Palm trees were out, Sutton said, because even one fallen frond makes an otherwise well-maintained landscape look messy. Natives like seagrapes (Coccoloba uvifera) were out, too, because they are not small-leaved and self-mulching. After years of maintaining yards in Southwest Florida, they knew how much of the work to do themselves and when to let the professionals step in. They also did their homework and approached the project well-armed with resources like the Southern Living Landscape book, the main source for design concepts. Waterwise, South Florida Landscapes (free from the South Florida Water Management District) was very useful for choosing appropriate plant species. They let the landscape contractor do the basic work, and they supplemented it over time. What are the advantages of taking charge of your landscape design besides the sheer fun of it? Haberle actually enjoys doing his own yard work, which he describes as more recreation than labor. He mows the lawn in only 20 minutes using a self-propelled mulching mower. Their plan has also saved them money in a number of ways. Once the landscape was established, they no longer had to buy mulch, because the mower makes mulch of what they prune. Plants such as Simpson stoppers and wild coffee reseed reduced the need to buy new plants. Their yard attracts birds and butterflies galore. Cottontail rabbits, armadillos, and even gopher tortoise frequent the yard, where native plants provide both food and cover. Northern cardinals and mockingbirds particularly like the mature wax myrtle (Myrica cerifera) shrubs for nesting. The rabbits like the low-growing non-native juniper (Juniperus chinensis parsonii) for cover, and the firebushes (Hamelia patens) attract butterflies and ruby-throated hummingbirds. Sutton and Haberle have succinct advice for anyone embarking on such a project: educate yourself about landscaping, get professional advice, but maintain control of the project. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. Caloosahatchee Oxbow And Riverlore Cruises ReturnJoin the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation for a riverboat adventure on the Oxbow and Riverlore Cruise to experience the historical Caloosahatchee on November 25, the Friday after Thanksgiving. This guided monthly cruise explores the meanders of the historic upriver Caloosahatchee. It follows the river back to a time when a waterfall served as the headwaters of the Caloosahatchee and settlers braved living amongst the wilderness. The 2.5-hour adventure begins by locking through the WP Franklin Lock in Olga. Heading east toward Alva, the cruise enters the historic bends of the river and revisits the activities of the pioneers who traveled the same river to find paradise. Stories of the settlements and their adventures are blended with an understanding of the rivers oxbows, the wild creatures that call it home and the challenges the river faces. The tour is guided by Rae Ann Wessel, a river researcher, long-time river advocate, historian and SCCF Natural Resource Policy Director. The vessel is the stable and spacious 47-passenger Manatee Rover pontoon boat that features daily manatee tours. All seats have a great view for photographs and bird watching. Cruises depart at 1 p.m. from the WP Franklin Lock and Dam off State Route 80 in Olga. Cruise dates for the rest of this year are: Friday, November 25; Sunday December 11; and the following Sundays in 2012: January 22, February 12, March 11, April 15, and Mothers Day, May 13. Cruises return by 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 per person, with payment due at time of reservation. The names of all passengers must be provided at the time of reservation. Call SCCF at 472-2329. Note that reservations must be made by Wednesday, November 23 for the November 25 cruise, as space is limited. Devils Elbow on the Caloosahatchee In addition to being wildlife-friendly, the plants in this backyard form a natural privacy buffer from the golf course The result of knowledgeable planning a lovely low-maintenance landscape photos by Gerri Reaves Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
THE RIVER NOVEMBER 11, 201119 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 Broadway Palm 8th Annual Concert Series Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre announces its 8th Annual Concert Series. This season Broadway Palm is featuring eight concerts. This years line-up has an exciting combination of classic oldies, a tribute to the king of rock n roll, some doo-wop and a touch of comedy all offering superb entertainment. On Monday evening, January 30 is Dwight Icenhowers Tribute to the King. A natural on stage, Icenhower prides himself on keeping the King of Rock and Roll in our hearts forever. Dinner and show tickets are $52 and show only seating is $32. Coming to Broadway Palm on Tuesday evening, February 14 is The Four Lads. Bring your Valentine for a night of golden oldies. Youll hear Standin on the Corner; Moments to Remember; Istanbul; No, Not Much; Who Needs You? and more. Dinner and show tickets are $52 and show only seating is $32. On Thursday evening, February 16 is Larry Chance and the Earls. Enjoy a night of doo-wop and 1960s hits from a group that has been pleasing audiences with their perfect harmonies and timeless vitality. Youll hear Lookin For My Baby, Never, Kissin, Remember Then, I Believe, Life is But A Dream and more. Dinner and show tickets are $52 and show only seating is $32. On Friday evening, February 17will be Monday Monday. The sights and sounds of the late s come to life on stage with this tribute to the funky folk group, The Mamas and the Papas! Youll hear favorites such as California Dreamin, Look Through My Window, Dedicated to the One I Love, Creeque Alley, Dream a Little Dream of Me and Monday, Monday. Dinner and show tickets are $52 and show only seating is $32. Hitting the stage for two days is The Return. There will be an evening concert on Saturday, February 18 a matinee concert on Sunday, February 19. The Return will bring back the fun, the energy and the excitement with the music of the Fab Four from 1964 to 1967. Dinner and show tickets are $52. Lunch and matinee tickets are $47 and show only seating is $32. Returning to Broadway Palm on Monday evening, March 5 is The Gene Krupa Story. Featuring the music of legendary drummer Gene Krupa, drummer Arthor von Blomberg is accompanied by a 16-piece orchestra. Youll hear Boogie Blues; Sing, Sing, Sing; No Name Jive and How High is the Moon. Dinner and show tickets are $52 and show only seating is $32. As seen on Americas Got Talent, the 3 Redneck Tenors, come to Broadway Palm on Monday evening, March 12. Go on one of the most unique musical and comedic journeys you will ever experience as you are entertained by the 3 Redneck Tenors. The range of the 3 Redneck Tenors will astonish audiences. Featuring unique show covers of Dixie, Ave Maria, Stayin Alive, The Green Green Grass of Home to operas Puccini. Dinner and show tickets are $52 and show only seating is $32. The final concert is Charlie Thomas & The Drifters on Monday evening, March 19. Their classic oldies include Save the Last Dance For Me, Up on the Roof, On Broadway, This Magic Moment and Under the Boardwalk. Dinner and show tickets are $52 and show only seating is $32. Tickets for all concerts are on sale now and can be reserved by calling 2784422, online at www.BroadwayPalm. com or by stopping by the box office located at 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Dwight Icenhower The Return Arthor von Blomberg as Gene Krupa 3 Redneck Tenors Church To Host Handmade & Homemade Christmas FestivalSafe Harbor Community Church invites the public to its first on-site Christmas festival. The celebration will take place on Saturday, December 3 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. The festival will be an outdoor craft fair with music, concessions, a bake sale and activities for families and children of all ages. All items for sale will either be handmade or homemade, bringing back that oldtime holiday feel. Proceeds from the bake sale and concessions will go to two childrens charities, The Gabriel House and Haven of Hope. The mission of The Gabriel House is to rescue children who have been abandoned, discarded and who are in need of medical treatment. Haven of Hope provides shelter, nourishment, education and a foundation in Christian principles to the children of Santa Cruz, Bolivia, who are orphaned, abandoned, abused and/or socially at risk. Safe Harbor is still seeking participants to sell items at the festival. Vendors are not required to pay a registration fee or obligated to make a donation. To submit a vendor registration form or for more information, contact Stephane Kluesner at 369-1907 or at email@example.com. Registration ends Friday, November 11. Safe Harbor is a community church of believers from a variety of church backgrounds high church, low church, and no church who have come together to worship in Southwest Florida. Safe Harbor is located at 12960 Plantation Road in Fort Myers, telephone 561-6620. Additional information can be found at www.safeharborchurchfm.com.
THE RIVER NOVEMBER 11, 201120 OUR PATIENTS CANT PAY THEIR BILLS BUT YOU CAN HELP INSURE THE ANIMALS AT CROW CROW Join CROW for Taste of the Islands Taste of the Islands November 13, 2011 12-5 pm For more information, visit www.tastesanibelcaptiva.com for helping insure the care and feeding of our patientsGo to www.crowclinic.orgClick on Help Insure a CROW Patient Choose your favorite patient Make your pledge with a credit card Receive a certi cate with a photo of your chosen animal by reply e-mailFor more information, phone 472-3644 ext. 231Please thank our Case of the Week ad sponsor for supporting CROW: thanks CROW Case Of The Week: Two Laughing Gullsby Emilie AlfinoThe Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife deals with many recurring problems, and the cases of two laughing gulls illustrate a major problem that a simple change in human behavior could solve. Laughing gulls are not the largest of the gull family but are smaller birds that can be seen running around on the beach. The males have black heads in the summer, which is their breeding plumage. This gull came to CROW from Lovers Key in Fort Myers on September 17. Someone called and told us a bird had fishing line hanging out of his mouth a telltale sign theres a hook somewhere. We always hope the hook is still attached to the line, explained Wildlife Rehabilitator Robin Bast. X-rays were taken and sure enough, a fish hook could clearly be seen in the gulls digestive tract, meaning he would need surgery. The day before surgery, the bird received pre-operative care in the form of two different antibiotics, pain medications and subcutaneous fluids. The following day, the 18th, he had surgery. The surgery was performed by one of CROWs relief veterinarians, Dr. David Nichols, a member of CROWs board of directors.The hook was in the ventriculus, which is part of the stomach in birds, Bast said. Birds have a couple of sections to their digestive tracts. This is one of them and comparable to the stomach in humans. Bast explained that birds have some extra parts to their digestive tracts compared to humans. The ventriculus, where the hook was found in this case, is a second stomach that does the mechanical grinding and breakdown of food. The proventriculus comes before the ventriculus, and is the first stomach where the gastric acids and secretions start the chemical breakdown of food.The hook was surgically removed and the gull made it through the night an important milestone in this kind of injury. Once you get the hook out, thats not the end of the road; thats not the hardest part, said Bast. He still had a long way to go. The incision looked good the next day and staff took precautions to go easy on the gulls stomach. He was tube-fed fish slurry. He remained on two antibiotics, pain meds, and subcutaneous fluids as long as he required supportive post-surgery care. About five days after his surgery, the gull started eating solid food in the form of smelt and super worms. Still, antibiotics were continued through the 26th or about 10 days post-surgery. His sutures were removed two days after completion of antibiotics. Two days after finishing all medications, the gull headed outside to CROWs shorebird cage during the day for what Bast calls day camp. But because of the location of his surgery, the doctor had to pluck feathers on the birds abdomen, so staff was worried about the gull getting cold if he couldnt thermoregulate properly. He was taken inside at night and returned to the ICU to avoid any problems maintaining his body temperature. Then we basically were feeding him, cleaning him, giving him supportive care until his feathers grew back in, said Bast. The radiograph of the second bird shows almost the same circumstances a hook in his stomach that must be surgically removed to save his life The hook the first gull swallowed is obvious in this radiograph. Note the size of the hook compared to the size of the bird
21 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 11, 2011On October 25, the patient was flying really well, his feathers had grown back to the point where he could maintain his body temperature, and he was ready to go home. He was released back to Lovers Key where he came from, Bast said. I wasnt there, but I was told he flew right off. But not even two weeks later, CROW received another laughing gull from Blind Pass even worse than the first one. He had monofilament tangled around his neck and left wing, Bast said. Fishing line was also around his mouth and going into his mouth again a sign that theres a hook somewhere. While some hooks will get caught on the lips or in the mouths of gulls, others are swallowed because a fish is attached and then the real problems start. The first order of business in this case was to remove the fishing line from around the wing and the neck, then to tape part of it to the beak to prevent the hook from going further down the birds digestive tract. You never want to cut the line completely, said Bast. She thought this bird had probably picked up hooks that were lying on the beach. Its a common thing we see here, she said. In this case, the fishing line around the gulls mouth also caused injuries. How can CROW determine how long the bird has been entangled or hooked? You can get a good idea if the wound is old based on the birds condition, said Bast. If theyve been down for a while, they havent been eating well and you can feel their muscle has wasted away. Also, their keel (equivalent to the sternum in humans) is more prominent/easier to feel upon physical exam because the muscle has wasted away. X-rays showed, like the first bird, that a hook was in the ventriculus so the same pre-op care was begun. CROW relief vet Eileen Rowan performed the surgery to remove the hook. The gull survived the big hurdle of that first night post-op and staff commenced supportive care. Four days post-op, the gull was eating solid food on his own. We were still treating wounds on the side of his mouth. Some of the tissue was actually dying off and had to be debrided. Underneath was healthy tissue, so it was okay and he was healing nicely, Bast said. His sutures were removed on the 15th, 10 days post-op, but the antibiotics were continued a little longer because of his mouth wounds. He was on antibiotics for a total of 2 weeks. By this time, he was getting pretty rambunctious, Bast stated. He still needed antibiotics, but he didnt think so. He was able to go into the shorebird cage and stay through the night because he hadnt had as many feathers plucked and thermoregulation was not an issue. Soon he was flying really well and was released back at Blind Pass on the 25th. Theyre usually pretty good at telling you when theyre ready to move on to the next stage of care, Bast said. They cant actually speak but they do certain things that let you know. Bast warns that birds and sea turtles, too cannot survive with fish hooks inside them. Theyll either starve or die of infection, she said. Here are some tips that will help avoid these serious injuries if everyone follows them: If you see hooks on the beach, pick them up; dispose of them in PVC pipes provided in almost all fishing areas. Do not cut the fishing line. If the bird is entangled, cut just enough so he is not in distress, then if you can, tape the end of the line to the birds beak. This prevents the hook from traveling deeper into the birds digestive tract. 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. 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Offer not valid w/ any other discount or promotion. Must present coupon at time of purchase. Discount applies to regular prices. Expires 11/18/11 BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva IslandCROW Announces Challenge GrantCROW, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, announced that it has received a Challenge Grant in the amount of $50,000 from long-time supporters Linda and Wayne Boyd. From now until the end of the year, the Boyds Challenge Grant will be used to match all contributions made to CROW. We are making this challenge grant to encourage others to support CROWs efforts to save wildlife, said Wayne Boyd. Linda and I want to encourage new members to join and current members make a year-end donation. CROW President John Schubert added, We are deeply honored and appreciative of the decision by Linda and Wayne to make this challenge to our supporters. Anyone making a gift can now double the impact of their donation and make it possible for us to save wildlife through compassion, care and education. Anyone wishing to take advantage of the Linda and Wayne Boyd Challenge Grant can do so by making their contribution payable to CROW, PO Box 150, Sanibel, FL, 33957, and writing Boyd Challenge on the memo line of the check, or donations may be made online at www.crowclinic.org by using PayPal or a credit card.
THE RIVER NOVEMBER 11, 201122 Local Celtic Dancers Take Home Top Honors At National Competition The directors and co-founders of the Kellyn Celtic Arts Irish Dance Academy of Southwest Florida have announced the triumphant return of the academys competitors from the 2011 AFA Gold Crown National Irish Dance Championship in Milford, Connecticut. Under the expert direction of Jaime Knaub, the Kellyn Celtic Arts competitors, ranging in age from nine to 19, competed against dancers from all over the country with excellent results including eight national championships and six first-place awards! Their dedication, respect for Irish dance traditions and true sportsmanship were evident throughout the competition. Southwest Floridians should be proud of these young ladies and gentleman and their amazing accomplishments! Award-winning Kellyn Celtic Dancers at Alliance for the Arts Fall for the Arts Upcoming Free Workshop At Hodges UniversityDr. Simon is a world-renowned educator who volunteers his time in the Center for Lifelong Living (CLL) to provide high-level educational workshops. Simons programs are free and open to the public. No pre-registration is needed. Values Clarification Are you getting what you want out of life? Do you know where you draw the line? Becoming aware of your values is the key to making wise choices in all aspects of your life. Uncover the hidden beliefs that reveal what matters most to you, how you deal with life-changing conflicts, which choices will make you happiest, what leisure activities provide you with the most pleasure, where you honestly stand on controversial issues, what day-to-day events are likely to make you angry ... excited ... anxious ... confident, how best to motivate yourself, and what beliefs can cause conflict in your family or relationships. This workshop is Friday, November 11, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Hodges Naples Campus Lectur Hall. Midpoint Bridge Closing For RaceThe Midpoint Memorial Bridge will be closed to all vehicular traffic from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, November 11 for the Fort Myers YMCAs 14th Annual Midpoint Madness 5K Run across the bridge. The race starts at 7 p.m. All other bridges across the Caloosahatchee will be open during the race. Dr. Sidney B. Simon Find Gifts At The Alliance ShopWith Halloween over, the Alliance for the Arts gift shop, Etcetera, is gearing up for the holiday season with special, artistic presents shoppers are unlikely to find anywhere else. Located in the Alliance for the Arts lobby, Etcetera supports independent, local artists and is constantly restocked with new and original works such as intricate fused glass jewelry, quilted fabric, artistic home furnishings, original handdecorated wine glasses, and one-of-a-kind painted pottery. There are pieces made from recycled materials by Alisha Koyanis, handmade fabric journals by Robin Cox Walsh, and brightly painted refurbished furniture by Sally DeSandy. Anyone looking for a perfect gift should stop by the Alliance to check out all the items Etcetera always has to offer. The Alliance for the Arts galleries and gift shop 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. Alliance Etcetera Gift Shop Items by Alisha Koyanis & Robin Cox Walsh Items by Sally DeSandy
THE RIVER NOVEMBER 11, 201123 Spirits Of Bacchus Wins Festival Of Trees Contest Treesome, a libation mixed by Spirits of Bacchus bartender Bria Womack, will be the signature cocktail of the 5th Annual Tux & Trees Gala. The drink was selected at the Festival of Trees first-ever signature cocktail competition, which was hosted by the Hotel Indigo Fort Myers. Treesomes competition included entries from Phi at the Hotel Indigo, the Hideaway Sports Bar, and the Morgan House. The potent potables were judged by a panel made up of Festival of Trees sponsors and decorators. Our judges really enjoyed Treesome, said Kirsten ODonnell of the Festival of Trees committee. The drink has a distinct cocoa and coffee flavor, and a bit of a kick to it. Even though its a chilled cocktail, I think it reminded the judges of drinking hot chocolate on chilly winter nights. The Festival of Trees is a week-long holiday celebration that begins the day after Thanksgiving (November 25) with a free showcase of beautifully decorated Christmas trees at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in the Fort Myers River District. Last year, nearly 5,000 visitors attended the festival, which continues for a full week. Spirits of Bacchus winning drink will be served at the Tux & Trees Gala on December 3. The gala is a black-tie optional auction and fundraiser, which concludes the Festival of Trees. Both events are hosted by the Southwest Florida Goodwill Foundation. In four years, the Festival and Gala have raised nearly $215,000 to support Goodwills mission of helping people with disabilities and other disadvantages overcome their barriers to employment and independence. The Festival of Trees and Tux & Trees Gala are presented with the assistance of sponsorships from The Home Depot, the Fort Myers News-Press, DLatinos Magazine, Azteca America Southwest Florida and Sunny 106.3. Spirits of Baccus bartender Bria Womacks Treesome will be first-ever signature cocktaill Season Premiere Of Lee County Community BandTap your toes, clap your hands and sing along as the Lee County Community Band begins its 127th season at 3 p.m. November 13 at Cape Coral High School. The band will focus on American music and pay tribute to U.S. men and women in uniform. The program features the Armed Forces Salute; rousing marches by Henry Fillmore, Sigmund Romberg, and KL King; Scott Joplins The Entertainer; highlights from Carousel and Cats; and a Dixieland combo playing a New Orleans Jam Session. The concert is free and open to the public; donations are accepted after each performance, Additional concerts are set for December 11; January 15, February 12, March 11 and April 1. The band is directed by Richard Bradstreet; emcee and vocalist is Norman Jones. For more information, visit www. leecountyband.org or phone Susan Rayman at 945-2554. Cape Coral High School is at 2300 Santa Barbara Boulevard. Student Sing To At Carnegie HallGrace Postorino, a senior at Southwest Florida Christian Academy, has been invited to sing at Carnegie Hall in 2012. Postorino has been a member of the SFCA choir since she was in fifth grade and has been an active participant of the schools praise team and advanced ensemble and an All State participant three years running. She is the second student asked to perform at Carnegie this year; Larry Collins performed there in January 2011. SFCA is pleased that Carnegie Hall has acknowledged Postorinos talent, and the school is proud of her efforts. Congratulations! Grace Postorino
THE RIVER NOVEMBER 11, 201124 Library Bookmark Winners NamedSee the work of some of the areas young artists at your local library. Hundreds of children participated in the annual Design a Bookmark contest at the Lee County Library System. Their entries will be on display at Lee County Library System locations November 12 through 19. Each year, the library invites local thirdto fifth-graders to create bookmarks with a theme about reading. This years theme, Come Alive with Books!, inspired a wide variety of ideas, according to Lee County Library System Program Coordinator Voncile Williams. We received hundreds of bookmarks representing the colorful imaginations of young people and their thoughts on reading. Some of the winning artists expressed themselves with animated books, mummies, robots and children enjoying a good read, Williams said. Judges selected one winning design from each location. Those designs can be viewed on the library system website at www.leecounty.com/library Each of the winning artists will be invited to a special reception hosted by Art of the Olympians in downtown Fort Myers at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, November 18, where they will receive a supply of their bookmarks to share with friends, family and classmates as well as a gift card to Books-A-Million and a pass for two aboard the Pieces of Eight Pirate Cruise. Some of this years Design a Bookmark Contest winners are: Fort Myers-Lee County Public Library: Celine Saint Paul Vertich, 5th grade, Allen Park Elementary Lakes Regional Library: Katelyn Luster, 4th grade, Heights Elementary Lee County Bookmobile: Kenneth Beason, 5th grade, Alan Park Elementary North Fort Myers Public Library: Falan Francis, 5th grade, Bayshore Elementary. More information about Lee County Library System is available at www.lee-county.com/library. Art And Law Workshop At The Alliance On Saturday, November 19 from 10 a.m. to noon, attorney Anne Dalton will present the questionand-answer session Art and Law at the Alliance for the Arts. Its free for Alliance members and $10 for nonmembers. Dalton began learning creative arts law as senior attorney at Radio City Music Hall in New York City and as attorney for the ABC Network News show 20/20 and has been representing creative artists in Florida, New York, and Pennsylvania for 34 years. She asked, Are you ready to take the leap from artist to artist-entrepreneur? What do you really own as an artist? What is fair use anyway? Artists will learn basic contract traps and pitfalls, how to avoid common contract mistakes, five common copyright fallacies and Daltons Four Laws of Contract Negotiation. Following Daltons session Fort Myers artist Jeffrey Scott Lewis will present a free workshop on emerging online tools to raise money for artistic enterprises. Lewis is working to raise money for a new exhibit using the website Kickstarter. Its powered by a unique all-or-nothing online funding model in which proposed projects must be fully funded by online donations or no money changes hands. Hell share his experiences in creating his Kickstarter project and will reflect on what tips and secrets hes learned along the way about what makes a crowdfunded project successful. Both workshops are Saturday, November 19 at the Alliance for the Arts on the corner of McGregor and Colonial in Fort Myers. Daltons Art and Law question-and-answer is from 10 a.m. to noon and is free for Alliance members and $10 for non-members. Lewis Using Kickstarter to Fund Creative Projects workshop is from 1 to 2 p.m. and is free and open to everyone. Pre-registration is required for both sessions. Call 939-2787 for more information. The Alliance campus will be bustling that day as the Gulf Coast Shakespeare Festival takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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. Mastersingers At Taste Of The ArtsThe Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers Chamber Chorus will explore and serve up a sampling of the a capella choral tradition on Sunday, November 13 at this years Taste of the Arts. Among the choral tastes will be a 16th century madrigal, Fyre Fyre by Morley; Mon Coeur se recommande a vous, a French madrigal; adoramus te, a motet by Gasparini; and an arrangement of the Scottish folk song Loch Lomond. The older pieces represent the roots of our present choral tradition, explained Mastersingers Director Jeff Faux, whose commentary will point out the compelling way choral music can tell a story. A representative portion of the 70-member Mastersingers, the 16-member Chamber Chorus is scheduled for three performances: 5 p.m. outdoors, 6 p.m. in the theatre and 6:30 p.m. in the classroom. The annual Alliance for the Arts function takes place in its building and on its grounds at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, with many activities throughout the day. English Country DancingLearn the social dances of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (year-round), at the Wa-ke Hatchee Recreation Center, 16760 Bass Road, Fort Myers, phone 432-2154. Dress is casual; wear flat shoes with non-slip soles and no flip-flops. Partners are not necessary and beginners are welcome. This family-friendly even has live music. Lessons are free after a one-time payment of $10 which covers lifetime membership to Wa-Ke Hatchee Recreation Center. Contact Gillian Carney, 603-9828, email fortmyersdancers@hotmail. com, website http://dancefl.us/ecd/ FtMyersECD.shtml. Paul Todd Holiday ConcertEntertainer, composer, and musician Paul Todd is presenting Illuminated, the Music of the Lights, on Monday, December 12, at the Barbara B. Mann in Fort Myers, to benefit the Harry Chapin Food Bank. This will be the world premiere of the program, which will feature 1,500 audience participants receiving complimentary hand-held sound-activated light bars to use during the performance. The program will begin at 7 p.m. In addition to Todd, performers joining him include Amy Van Wyk, Jeff Ramsey, Ellie Vandermuese, Paul Todd Jr., Christie Cole, Todd Peterson, and a 100-voice choir. Tickets begin at $25 and may be purchased online at www.bbmannpah. com or by calling the box office at 4814849. Special sponsor tickets are available to support the Harry Chapin Food Bank and to attend the grand reception pre-concert. For dditional information about or to contribute financially to the Harry Chapin Food Bank, contact 334-7007 or go to harrychapinfoodbank.org. 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THE RIVER NOVEMBER 11, 201126 Concert Kicks Off Live Jazz And Pop SeasonBIG ARTS in Sanibel has announced its 2011-2012 Live Jazz and Pop season beginning this fall with a special Thanksgiving weekend performance by perennial island favorite Livingston Taylor, who will take the stage Saturday, November 26. The seasons line-up also includes The Mills Brothers (January 14); Sassy, Brassy & Classy: The Songs of Ethel Merman and Mary Martin with Joan Curto (January 19); Five by Design (January 28); Marilyn Maye (February 11); Riders in the Sky (February 18); The Sedaka Show with Jim Van Slyke (March 2); Chaplin: A Life in Concert with David Pomeranz (March 9) and Bay Street Brassworks (March 16). All shows begin at 8 p.m. at BIG ARTS Schein Hall, 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. A virtuoso on guitar and piano, Taylor is the musician behind top 40 hits I Will Be In Love with You and Ill Come Running. During the course of his esteemed career in music, he has collaborated with folk legends Carly Simon, Linda Ronstadt and his brother, James, for whom Taylor wrote lyrics for the double Grammy Award-winning album, Hourglass. Tickets to Liv Taylor are $42 loge, $37 floor, and child $15. Livingston Taylor Sponsor is West Gulf Company, LLC. BIG ARTS is now offering online ticket sales for select concerts. You may purchase single event tickets as well as series and subscription tickets at www. BIGARTS.org. Tickets for the following concerts are $47 loge, $42 floor, and child $15. Formed in the late 1920s by four brothers from Piqua, Ohio, The Mills Brothers are the recipients of a Grammy Award for Lifetime Achievement and are best known for their hits Tiger Rag, Cab Driver and Glow Worm. Curto comes to the island from Chicago, where the success of her one-woman show of classics from the celebrated catalogues of Broadway legends Ethel Merman and Mary Martin has earned her an After Dark Award for Outstanding Cabaret Artist. The Chicago Tribune calls Curtos Sassy, Brassy & Classy an uncommonly effective homage. Combining warm, well-rounded vocals with vintage fashion and a touch of comedy, Five By Designs latest show, Cool and Swingin, is set in the format of a radio broadcast and reflects on the career of group member and alto sax legend Richie Cole. Maye returns to BIG ARTS by popular demand to entertain audiences with her amazing vocal dexterity and boundless energy. A recent New York Times review declared, As Marilyn Maye threaded her way from the stage through a packed house of cheering admirers, I overheard comparisons to Judy Garlands 1961 concert at Carnegie Hall. Known for their rich blend of Western harmony and unique sense of humor, Riders in the Sky is a two-time Grammy Award-winning group that has captivated audiences of all ages across the country for more than three decades. The group has made 700 separate appearances at Nashvilles Grande Ole Opry and is best known to younger audiences for their performance of Woodys Roundup in Toy Story 2. Award-winning singer/songwriter Jim Van Slyke performs all the hits from the distinguished catalogue of Neil Sedaka in his critically acclaimed Sedaka Show. The show has even attracted the attention of its inspiration: Sedaka joined Van Slyke onstage for duet performances in New York City, San Francisco, and Hollywood. Sedakas hits include Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen, and Your Precious Love. David Pomeranzs Chaplin: A Life in Concert is a musical dramatization of the life story of Charlie Chaplin, of which famed American singer and pianist Michael Feinstein calls, an imaginative, emotional and inspiring journey that leaves the audience walking on air. Bay Street Brassworks delights audiences by performing a variety of musical genres, from classical to show tunes and swing to Dixieland. The Brassworks have performed opening ceremonies at National League baseball games and are the Grand Prize winners of the 2003 New York Brass Conference International Brass Quintet Competition. Livingston Taylor photo by Albie Colantonio Cabaret Singer Joan Curto Ritchie Cole and Five by Design Riders in the SkySouthwest 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. Destan Owens is an Oklahoma native with a B.A. 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 and has performed in film and on stage. Sarah 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, she 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 generous 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, 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 substantial savings over the single ticket prices. Flex ticket packages are also available.
THE RIVER NOVEMBER 11, 201128 Herb-Seared Mahi-Mahi Four 5-to-7-ounce mahi-mahi fillets salt and pepper to taste 1 bunch flat leaf parsley, finely chopped 1 sprig fresh rosemary, finely chopped 1 small bunch fresh thyme, finely chopped 2 tablespoons olive oil Season fillets with salt and pepper. Mix together chopped herbs and press onto tops of fillets. Heat oil in a large saut pan on medium-high heat; add fillets herb-side down. Saut for 3 to 5 minutes on each side until cooked through. Yield four servings Nutritional Value Per Serving Calories 238, Calories From Fat 171, Total Fat 9g, Saturated Fat 1g, Trans Fatty Acid 0, Cholesterol 149mg, Total Carbohydrates 0g, Protein 38g, Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.13g Look for Fresh from Florida ingredients at your grocery store. Herb-Seared Mahi-Mahi Regional Libraries To Host Digital Bookmobile, Share eBook BenefitsImagine: free digital titles with just a library card and an Internet-connected computer, smartphone, or table.t The Digital Bookmobile National Tour (www.digitalbookmobile.com) will showcase the free eBook download service available from the Lee County Library System at the site of the future downtown Fort Myers Library and at the Cape Coral Regional Library. At these free events, readers will learn how to download eBooks from the library through interactive demonstrations and high-definition instructional videos. A gadget gallery featuring an iPod touch, Android tablet, Kindle, NOOK, Sony Reader, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, and more will help visitors discover portable devices that are compatible with the librarys download service. Its an opportunity to learn about ereaders and other devices while planning for holiday gift giving. The Digital Bookmobile will be at the site of the planned Fort Myers Library near the corner of 1st Street and Royal Palm Avenue on November 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and at the Cape Coral Library at 921 S.W. 39th Terrace on November 16 from noon to 6 p.m. The ability to download digital books for free from the library is a superior service the library provides to the community. I dont know if the community realizes that libraries in general are very progressive and closely monitor emerging topics and technologies to anticipate borrowers needs, said Sheldon Kaye, director of the Lee County Library System. The Digital Bookmobile is here to bring awareness to the digital service and to help citizens learn all about it. The Lee County Library System has a very current and robust downloadable collection of 40,000 items, with the largest popular ebook collection in the state of Florida. Library card holders can check out and download digital titles anytime, anywhere by visiting www.lee-county.com/library and clicking on Download Depot. The Digital Bookmobile is housed inside an 18-wheel tractor-trailer. This 74-foot community outreach vehicle is a high-tech update of the traditional bookmobile that has served communities for decades. The vehicle is equipped with broadband Internetconnected PCs, high definition monitors, premium sound systems, and a variety of portable media players and ereaders, all of which help visitors explore the Lee County Library Systems download service. Interactive learning stations give visitors an opportunity to search the librarys digital media collection, use supported mobile devices, and sample eBooks, audiobooks, music, and video. Patrons can take advantage of the download service 24/7 when they visit the librarys website. From there, they can browse the growing collection of bestselling, new releases and classic titles, and check out a digital title with a valid library card. Once downloaded, digital titles can be enjoyed on a computer or transferred to supported mobile devices. Many audio titles can also be burned to audio CD. At the end of the lending period, titles will automatically expire and are returned to the digital collection. There are never late fees or damaged items. The Digital Bookmobile is a service of the Lee County Library System and is operated by OverDrive Inc. To check out and download digital books and more, visit www. lee-county.com/library and click on Download Depot. Storyteller To Address Gulf Coast WritersAward-winning professor, writer, poet and storyteller Sid Simon will address the Gulf Coast Writers Association on Saturday, November 19 at 10 a.m. in Room 108 at Zion Lutheran Church, 7401 Winkler Road, Fort Myers. Simon will discuss how narrative and storytelling can be used to enliven writing. Simons 13th book is a book of poems about people growing old in a mythical condo in Florida. Simon has conducted workshops all over the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Europe. A member of The Sanibel Island Writers Group, he is a regular at Writers Reads and at the Open Mics on the island. He is also a theater critic for a local newspaper, an active member of Art Poems, and the chairperson and master of ceremonies of First Fridays Stories for Grownups at the Sanibel Library. Admission is $5 for non-members, $3 members, first-time visitors are free. For more information on the Gulf Coast Writers Association, visit www.gulfwriters.org. For further information on the April 17 meeting, e-mail Joe Pacheco at firstname.lastname@example.org.
29 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 11, 2011 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. Close to beaches, restaurants and shops.For Showings please call Isabella Rasi. Irish Humor And History At The Straussby Di SaggauA Couple of Blaguards, a twoman show about those two famous Irishmen Frank and Malachy McCourt, opens Tuesday, November 15, at The Herb Strauss Theater on Sanibel. The show, written by the two brothers, is based on their lives growing up in Limerick and their adventures in New York after coming to America. Starring Howard Platt and Jarlath Conroy, the show has received rave reviews around the country, Canada and Australia. The raves include: We had a rollicking good time. You dont have to be Irish to appreciate the ironic sense of humor of the brothers, but it helps to have a little Irish humor in your soul. The show is so funny and plays so well in the minds eye that it isnt until youre half-way out the door that you realize how tough and unsentimental it is. The boys have seen so much that there can be no more tears. All thats left to do really is laugh and keep moving. An evening of dour delight, wizard timing, and expert blarney. I talked to Platt recently about the show and he said, Its kind of an Irish comedy-vaudeville type of show. The first act tells about humor thats born of poverty. What some might consider hopelessness, the McCourts turned into literary magic and humor. No matter the age or religion, people get it and enjoy it. This includes tales of their first communion, and a fire-and-brimstone priest who talks about the torments of Hell. The second act is about the two brothers coming to America and takes on a completely different tone as they talk about their adventures in New York. Platt has played both roles and will be playing Malachy in the Strauss production. However, both actors play many characters, using several Irish accents as they talk about growing up in a city of churches and pubs, and in a house with little or no plumbing. The stories they tell are full of wonderful Irish wit that is appreciated by everyone. He met the McCourt brothers in 1984 and has been directing, producing and acting in the play since that time. Frank died a couple of years ago. Platt said, I was best man at Frank and Ellenscontinued on page 38 Jarlath Conroy and Howard Platt in A Couple of Blaguards Jarlath Conroy and Howard Platt in A Couple of Blaguards Gulfshore Playhouse To Perform Exclusive Reading Of New Play Significant Others At Caf LurcatGulfshore Playhouse will perform an exclusive reading of Significant Others by Jason Odell Williams November 14 at Caf Lurcat. This is a new twist on the reading idea. Caf Lurcat will be serving a specially designed threecourse meal with 5, 5:30 or 6 p.m. seating times. The reading will start at 7:30 while patrons relax with their dessert or a glass of wine. Significant Others, a new two-person play by Jason Odell Williams, is a fast-paced, funny and honest look into the mind of a modern-day married man desperately trying to be good to himself and to the four women in his life, who are all played by the same actress. In this case, the actress happens to be Williams wife, Charlotte Cohn, currently starring in Handle with Care at Gulfshore Playhouse. Admission to the reading is free. The three-course menu is $35. Dining is required for entry. To reserve your seat for this exclusive event, call the Gulfshore Playhouse administrative office at 261-PLAY (7529) with the preferred dinner time (5, 5:30 or 6 p.m.). Seating is limited, and will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. My hope is that this will be the beginning of a reading series we can continue throughout the season, utilizing our professional actors who are in town for the run of a show to highlight a new play worthy of attention, said Founder and Producing Artistic Director Kristen Coury. Playwright Williams is currently in town for Gulfshore Playhouses production of Handle with Care, which he wrote four years ago. In the 2010-2011 season, three of Jasons plays were produced in New York. He began writing plays in 2007. Cohn is a former lieutenant in the Israeli Army and current Broadway Diva. She is also an Ovation Award winner for her performance in La Boheme at The Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles and a Bay Area Critics Circle Award Best Actress nominee for her performance as Hallelujah Lil in Happy End at ACT in San Francisco. Cohn is also an operatic singer, and Gulfshore Playhouse and The Norris Center will be presenting her cabaret show called Simply Complicated: The Elegant Escapades of a Danish-Israeli Opera-Singing Tank Commander on April 27 and 28. All Gulfshore Playhouse productions are presented exclusively at The Norris Center in downtown Naples. Gulfshore Playhouses regional premiere production of Handle with Care is playing through November 20, exclusively at the Norris Center, 755 8th Avenue South in downtown Naples. The remaining 2011-2012 season is Race by David Mamet, The Fox on the Fairway by Ken Ludwig and A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams. For more information contact Kristen Coury at-261-PLAY (7529), kcoury@ gulfshoreplayhouse.org.
THE RIVER NOVEMBER 11, 201130 From Goat To Hero, Thats The Story Of Former Florida Great Tim Tebowby Ed FrankWhether its sports, politics and most other things in life, how fickle we are. Take the case of quarterback Tim Tebow, the former Heisman Trophy winner who led the University of Florida to two national championships, and was the 2010 top draft pick by the Denver Broncos. Not your protypical NFL quarterback in style, and with a somewhat polarizing personality, the Denver faithful were ready to run him out of town two weeks ago after a 35-point home field shellacking by the Detroit Lions. But turn the clocks forward just one week and he suddenly became the Rocky Mountain High when he ran, passed and directed the Broncos to a 38-24 upset win over the Oakland Raiders on the road. You do not have to be a student of history to recall the constant questions, the constant criticism about his throwing style despite the astounding success he accomplished as a Gator. His footwork was slow, his drawn out release of the football wouldnt work in the NFL, etc. etc. etc., his critics proclaimed. Well, that footwork was the key to Denvers thumping of Oakland last Sunday when the Broncos coaching staff devised a run-option attack often employed in college football but not seen in professional football for years. While the Raider defense kept crashing inside, Tebow sprinted to the outside either handing off to running back Willis McGahee or running himself. The result: The best running game for Denver in more than a decade with Tebow sprinting for 118 yards and McGahee for 163. In addition, he threw for 124 yards and two touchdowns. Tebows performance last Sunday brought back memories of his glory years in Gainesville. The pass-heavy NFL is not accustomed to the throwback style of Tebow, yet it should come as no surprise. In his rookie season a year ago, although playing sparingly, he became the first quarterback in NFL history to rush for a touchdown in his first three starts. Tebows performance Sunday should quiet the debate whether it should be the former Gator or Kyle Orton calling the signals. The 3-5 Broncos are just a game behind the 4-4 Raiders, Kansas City Chiefs and the San Diego Chargers in the tight AFC West. All three lost at home Sunday. And dont be surprised if Denver stays with the college-style offense that Tebow can exploit. Florida Everblades End Long Road Trip with Back-To-Back WinsThe nine-game road trip of the Florida Everblades ended successfully last weekend with back-to-back wins, their first two-game winning streak in the young season.The 1-0 victory last Friday was followed with a 5-2 win Saturday over Greenville with two power-play goals by Chris Murray. Florida finished the 2-1/2-week road trip with a 3-6 records. The Everblades are home at Germain Arena this week for three games, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday against the Wheeling Nailers, currently in first place in the ECHL Atlantic Division with a 6-1 season record. All three have 7:30 p.m. starts. Florida began the week with a 4-6-1 season record and a third-place standing in the ECHL South Division. Twins Fire GM Bill Smith; Ryan Back as Interim Boss After one of the worst seasons in the history of the Minnesota Twins, General Manager Bill Smith was ousted earlier this week and replaced by former GM Terry Ryan on an interim basis. No one in the Twins organization wanted to win any more than Bill, Twins owner and CEO Jim Pohlad said, but we differed in the scope and approach that was required. The Twins finished the 2011 season 63-99, 32 games behind firstplace Detroit. Smith, a member of the Twins organization for 25 years, served as GM four years and under his direction won two American League Central Division titles, 2009 and 2010. A 28-year veteran of the Twins organization, Ryan served as GM 13 years (1994-2007) and was the second longest tenured GM in baseball when he stepped aside. He remained as senior advisor to the GM the last four years. His teams won four Central division crowns (2002, 2003, 2004 and 2006) and twice was named Sporting News Executive of the Year. Wimbledon Champion, FGCU Mens Coach Commit To Play In Naples-Fort Myers Tennis ChallengeNaples Team Captain Pete Minarich has landed former Wimbledon Womens Doubles Champion Joanne Russell to play in the 31st Annual Naples-Fort Myers Tennis Challenge at Bonita Bay Club Saturday, November 12. Her doubles partner in the womens 35s will be head professional at Tarpon Cove Tennis Club, Myke Loomis. Fort Myers Team Captain Jeff Timmer recruited Florida Gulf Coast Universitymens tennis team coach Charles CJ Weber to play in the open singles draw. 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 at no charge. Drinks will be available. Russell is a graduate of Naples High and was a key player on its first womens tennis team. She attended Trinity College in San Antonio, Texas and later enjoyed an exceptional career as a Womens Tennis Association professional tour player. In 1977, shortly after college, she was teamed with Helen Gourlay in the Wimbledon doubles draw. On Center Court, she and her new partner not only upset the No. 2-seeded Rosie Casals and Chris Evert in the first round, but went on to a champions title. In 1978, she partnered with Casals and reached the worlds No. 1 doubles ranking and achieved a No. 11 singles ranking. During her pro career, Russell won six Grand Slam titles, including both Wimbledon and the U.S. Open. Besides playing competitive tennis, she teaches at Grey Oaks Tennis Club in Naples. Weber, who has been in Southwest Florida only six weeks, landed the head coaching position at FGCU after five years as assistant coach at University of Miami. He previously served assistant coaching stints at University of Illinois and his alma mater, Eastern Illinois University, where he earned both his bachelors and masters degrees. He played four years of college tennis and was a three-time all-conference selection as well as Ohio Valley Conference player of the year, Eastern Illinois male athlete of the year, most valuable team player twice and team captain in his last year. Although he relishes the occasional tournament, Webers real passion lies in teaching and coaching tennis. His team goals include developing both the athletic and mental skills of his players and building on the strengths of his team, eventually competing for the Division I Atlantic Sun Conference championship and a national ranking. The Naples-Fort Myers Tennis Challenge is sponsored again 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. The Bonita Bay Club Tennis Center has 18 Har-Tru courts and is located in Bonita Bay at the corner of West Terry Street and U.S. 41 in Bonita Springs. For information call 949-5061 or visit www.bonitabayclub.net. Multi-Use Path At Pelican Preserve Open To Bicyclists And PedestriansPelican Preserve, the master-planned community by WCI Communities for those 55 and older, recently celebrated the grand opening of its new multi-use path with community residents, Fort Myers city officials and associates from WCI Communities. Residents are now able to use the pathway, which was widened to eight feet, to travel from the community to the retail center at the northeast corner of Treeline Avenue and Colonial Boulevard. Future plans for the multi-use path may include travel by golf carts, pending the outcome of a city ordinance allowing golf carts to be used on public roads. Fort Myers city officials and WCI management celebrate grand opening of multi-use path at Pelican Preserve
THE RIVER NOVEMBER 11, 201131 Former Everblades Star Is Honorary Chair For Breakfast With The BladesThe Tampa Bay Lightning affiliate Florida Everblades team will make a special appearance Sunday, November 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs. Breakfast with the Blades, with this years theme of Islands & Treasures and star Tom Buckley as honorary chair, features a full hot breakfast, a meet-and-greet autograph session with the Florida Everblades and the opportunity for guests to bid on some of the most exclusive auction items available, including hand-signed memorabilia from the worlds of sports and entertainment, tickets to top sporting events, gourmet dinners and trips and travel to some of the most desirable destinations in the world. Guests will have the opportunity to bid on luxury items from Tiffany & Co., The Diamond District and Tag Heuer watches. Culinary experiences include a four-course rum dinner for 20 guests by Chef Justin Fleming of Hemingways Island Grill. Travel packages are extensive and include trips to the islands of St. Thomas, St. Kitts and Curacao, a first-class stay at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, and the opportunity to attend the 2012 NHL Winter Classic in Philadelphia. Sports memorabilia include hand-signed items from NHL legend Mario Lemieux, New York Yankees stars Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter, and a signed jersey from New England Patriots star Tom Bradys college days at Michigan. The show-stopper will be a luxury auction showcase entitled Live Like an NHL Player, which includes a full golf and social annual membership at the Club at Renaissance, a Tag Heuer watch from the Carrera collection, a diamond ladies pendant courtesy of the Diamond District, clothing from Brodeur Carvell, a luxury hotel stay, and some of the worlds finest wines. This occasion is presented by Picone Financial Partners and sponsored in part by The Club at Renaissance, Gulf Coast Town Center, The Florida Everblades and Lee Memorial Health System Foundation. Former Florida Everblades star and jersey-retiree Tom Buckley will honor the memory of his three year-old daughter Piper Lynne Buckley, who passed away unexpectedly on Christmas Day of 2009. Buckley is serving as honorary chairman of the event in the hopes of saving the lives of other local children and ensuring they have continued excellence in medical care close to home. Event proceeds will be matched dollar-for-dollar by a private donor and will support the building of a new 148-bed Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida at HealthPark Medical Center in South Fort Myers. This new state-of-the-art facility will provide new specialty services to treat the most critically ill children and their families. The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida is the only childrens hospital between St. Petersburg and Miami. Part of Lee Memorial Health System, The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida receives no direct tax support and operates as a safety net health system treating all children regardless of their families ability to pay for our services. Tickets to the event are $100 per person and limited seating is available for children under 12 years of age at $50 per child. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 343-6950 or by visiting www.LeeMemorial.org/Foundation. New Foundation Rep To Speak At Kiwanis MeetingDebbie Legg of The Net Community Foundation is scheduled to speak to the Kiwanis Club of Fort Myers South on Tuesday, November 15 at 7:15 a.m. at Edison State College in Fort Myers. Legg will speak on the mission of The Net Community Foundation and its relationship with the soon-to-come Diamonds Center for Single Mothers. To make a reservation to attend the presentation, contact Rachel Toomey at Rachel. Toomey33@gmail.com. There is a $6 cash charge for breakfast. The Net Community Foundation and Diamonds Center have a shared goal to fund and support single mothers. The Net is fundraising to offer scholarships for daycare, auto repairs, rent or mortgage payments and other necessities. Diamonds Center will be a place where single mothers come to learn life skills, trade skills and participate in recreation to build relationships. The Net is currently holding a dry food drive and a special event dress drive called Save That Dress, in which dresses will be supplied to teen daughters of single mothers. For information on Diamonds Center for Single Mothers or The Net Community Foundation contact Debbie Legg at 245-1794 or deblegg@ymail. com.
THE RIVER NOVEMBER 11, 201132 Sponsors Announced For 25th Annual Celebration Of Foundation For Lee County Public Schools A number of businesses are supporting the 25th Anniversary Celebration of The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools. Suncoast for Kids Foundation is the title sponsor of the event, with CenturyLink, Chicos FAS, NBC-2, The News-Press and Wells-Fargo committing to doctorate level sponsorships. The foundation was founded by the business community and, 25 years later, is still driven by support of businesses. Funds raised for this event will go directly toward services and programs for students and teachers in the district. The celebrations will take place Thursday, December 1, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the 100-year-old Gwynne Building in downtown Fort Myers. Guests will have cocktails on the lawn and dinner under the stars as they celebrate the accomplishments of the foundation. Students from Diplomat Middle School will greet guests with a live jazz band, and students from North Fort Myers High School will play orchestra music while guests dine under the stars at the first school building in Lee County. Im very proud of our partnership with The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools. The Foundation absolutely shares our passion for education and making a positive difference in the lives of students in Southwest Florida. We look forward to celebrating The Foundations 25th Anniversary and continuing to help introduce students, teachers and parents to the outstanding programs and opportunities the foundation offers, said Kim Presanzano, area operations manager for CenturyLink. Additional event sponsors include Edison National Bank/Bank of the Islands, Enjoy the City, Hope HealthCare Services, Lee County Electric Cooperative, Lee Memorial Health System, Pink Tangerine, BB&T-Oswald Trippe & Company, Edison State College, FineMark National Bank & Trust, Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida Power & Light, Lee County Sheriffs Office, Sam Galloway Ford and Southwest Florida College. The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools Inc. is a private 501(c)3 organization established in 1986. Its mission is to enhance and enrich the quality of public education in Lee County for students and educators through programs, resources and experiences made possible through corporate, individual and educational partnerships. For more information, visit www.leeschoolfoundation.org or call Janelle Beaber at 337-0433 or email her at email@example.com. Eden Florida Autism McKay ScholarshipsFloridas school choice programs ensure that no child will be left behind by allowing parents to choose the best educational setting public or private for their children. Eden Florida accepts the McKay Scholarships for Students with Disabilities Program, which has provided over 22,000 Florida students with special needs the opportunity to attend a participating private school during the 2010-11 school year. A private kindergarten through 12 school for children with autism or autism spectrum disorders, Eden offers specialized services with school campuses in Lee and Collier counties. Eden is offering appointments for families to visit the schools and learn more about their specialized services and how to qualify and apply for McKay scholarships. A child qualifies for the McKay scholarship if he or she has a current Individualized Education Plan and has attended school for an entire year. The next deadline for intent filing for the scholarship is December 3 for students enrolling in January 2012. Eden is proud to provide an alternative for families seeking the best education for their children with autism, said Susan Suarez, executive director of Eden Florida. Edens therapeutic teaching techniques of applied behavior analysis have been found to be successful for individuals with autism spectrum disorder. For more information about Eden Florida and the McKay Scholarship contact Jackie Indriago, education coordinator, at 384-5620 or email Eden.florida@ edenservices.org. About Eden Autism Services Eden Autism Services Florida was founded in 1996 to address the states growing need for specialized services for children and adults with autism and their families. Eden Autism Services mission is to improve the lives of children and adults with autism and provide support to their families with a range of community-based services to meet specific needs. These services include kindergarten through 12 schools in Fort Myers and Naples, clinical services, consultations and community training, and adult residential, vocational training and employment services. For more information, contact Susan Suarez at 992-4680, ext. 201 or Eden.florida@ edenservices.org. About Autism 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. School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, I have tried to use rewards to motivate my children so they will do certain chores, some schoolwork like extra reading, and responsibilities at home. Sometimes the rewards work and sometimes they dont. Do you have any ideas on how to make rewards work all the time with kids? Paul M., Sanibel, FL Paul, I am not sure there is anything that works with kids 100 percent of the time, but there are ways to make a reward system more successful. First of all, as you review the rewards, you want to make sure they are acceptable, available and that they truly motivate your child. A reward is acceptable when you approve of it, or in other words you have not allowed your child a reward that you dont approve of, such as unlimited video games. An available reward is one that is readily accessible and does not impinge on your time and finances as the parent giving the reward. And most importantly, does the reward actually motivate your child or is it something you think should motivate your child. Reward systems are usually most powerful when a child can select from a range of reward choices often called a reward menu. Offering children such a menu can be effective because it both gives children a meaningful choice of reinforcers and decreases the likelihood that your child will eventually tire of a specific reward. Here is a clever way to establish a reward menu that is fun to create, easy to implement and should be highly successful. It is called the Reward Deck (Intervention Central) and you and your children can build this together quickly following these steps: 1. First make a master list of all the rewards that you and your children find acceptable. Make sure to be very specific about the conditions of each reward. 2. Then you and your children write out the acceptable reward choices on index cards to create a master Reward Deck. You may want to have a separate Reward Deck for each child. 3. To make these rewards more powerful you could label them with specific values like a big reward or a small reward. So for each reward choice, the child indicates whether he or she (a) likes the reward a lot, (b) likes the reward a little, and then you can sort the reward options into two distinct piles and identify which chores and responsibilities can earn a big or a small reward. 4. Now whenever your child earns a reward they can pull a card from the appropriate deck and begin to enjoy it immediately without any negotiation or hesitation from you or them. 5. Periodically, you and your child should review and renew the Reward Deck so it stays motivating and acceptable for both of you. Remember that you must be consistent with rewards for them to work well and motivate your children. Ms. Greggs is adjunct faculty at Edison State College where she teaches psychology and education courses. She is also Nationally Certified School Psychologist and consultant for School Consultation Services, a private educational consulting company. Questions for publication may be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Not all questions submitted can be addressed through this publication. Mak Enrolls At ColgateViktor Mak of Fort Myers, son of Zsolt Mak and Dr. Tunde Szecsi, is among the 765 students who entered Colgate University this fall as a member of the Class of 2015. The class, selected from an applicant pool of almost 7,900 students from 49 states, 121 countries, and the District of Columbia, is one of the strongest and most diverse in Colgates history. Mak is a graduate of Fort Myers High School. FGCU Fall Computer WorkshopsThe Renaissance Academy, Florida Gulf Coast Universitys non-credit adult lifelong learning program, presents three computer workshops in November. Sell on eBay the Right Way takes place 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday, November 16. PCs for Beginners takes place 10 a.m. to noon, Tuesdays and Thursdays, November 10, 15 and 17. PCs for Intermediates takes place 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, November 10, 15 and 17. All three offerings will be held in Naples at the FGCU Naples Center, 1010 Fifth Avenue South. Cost for each workshop ranges from $35 to $105. Online registration and additional information is available at https://RegisterRA.fgcu.edu or by calling (434-4737. The Renaissance Academy offers noncredit single lectures, short courses, day trips, computer classes, film series, life enrichment classes and other programs. There are no exams or grades, just learning for the joy of learning with friends, neighbors and peers. For more information or a free catalog of offerings, contact The Renaissance Academy at 434-4737.
THE RIVER NOVEMBER 11, 201133 Edison College Collier Offering Pharmacy TechEdison State College Collier Campus, in partnership with the University of Florida, is now offering a pharmacy technician training program with an externship. The class is available only for 10 students. The 14-week course provides students the skills needed to assist a pharmacist in the packaging and mixing of prescriptions, maintaining client records, and assisting with inventory control and purchasing. The course also includes an 80-hour externship. Students will then be eligible to apply for certification by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board and meet the training requirements of the State Board of Pharmacy. Registration is underway and enrollment is limited to only 10 students. Tuition is $3,750 plus books and materials for $175. Classes meet on Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings from November 17 through March 17. To register for this class, call 7323128 or to download the form, visit edison.edu/collier/ce. The Edison State College Collier Campus, 7007 Lely Cultural Parkway, is located off Collier Boulevard, three miles north of Tamiami Trail East. Edison State Hosts Leadership ConferenceHigh school students from across the state will gather at Edison State College for a Student Leadership Conference on November 17 through 19. Presented by the Florida Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel, more than 250 students from programs such as Upward Bound, which provides assistance with college preparation for low-income students, are expected to attend. It is the first time the conference is held in Southwest Florida. Our program has gotten noticed because of all the positive things our current students are involved in, so we were asked to host this years conference, said Aaron Haack, coordinator of the Upward Bound Program at Edison State College. In the past the conference is usually held at a large state school like UF (University of Florida), UCF (University of Central Florida), or USF (Universith of South Florida); so to host it here at our great institution is a tremendous honor. Edisons Upward Bound Program serves these high schools: Lehigh, Dunbar, Fort Myers, East Lee County, and Riverdale with 50 students per year. Motivational speaker, life coach and Edison State professor David Essel is the keynote speaker for the three-day event that features a variety of leadership workshops under the motto Encouraging Constant Improvement: Forging a Path that Leads to New Heights. The conference also features skate night at Bamboozles Skate Rink and a ropes course challenge. Haack said the event committee chose to replace the traditional dance with a skate night and incorporate the ropes course, but maintained the focus of accomplishing goals through leadership. Were providing an opportunity to not only try something new but to also accomplish something through teamwork, Haack said. We wanted to think outside the box, and I think the ropes course will be really well received and maybe even become a tradition for future years. For more information about Edison States Upward Bound program, visit www.edison.edu/upwardbound, call 4899003, or -mail email@example.com. Authors Latest ReleaseRecipe for a spellbinding voodoo thriller: Start with a Mamba, a Haitian Voodoo Priestess. Stir in a psychotic, evil voodoo sorcerer, the leader of a vabal of rich, important men who increase their loathsome powers by sacrificing young virgins in a bizarre, erotic ceremony. Add a physically stunning Haitian Zouk singer and a fading rock star, then season the thickening brew with equal portions of sex, betrayal and murder. Simmer and bring to a boil in a battle-to-the death power duel set in an otherworldly desert canyon, and, youve got Jac Simensens newest thriller, Black Mamba. Simensen uses his years of experience living and working around the world to take his readers on the adventure of their lives across the Caribbean and ultimately landing in Nevadas Valley of Fire. Black Mamba begins in rural Haiti where The Girl is born into abject poverty. When her voodoo witch-doctor mother dies, The Girl inherits her mothers powerful spirits and becomes acontinued on page 38 Author Jac Simensen To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732
THE RIVER NOVEMBER 11, 201134 Financial FocusIn Person Beats A Keyboard When Investingby Jennifer BaseyThese days, you can purchase just about anything you want on the Internet. However, you can still benefit from a human, face-to-face experience for some purchases such as your investments. And thats why you may want to work with a financial professional. Unlike a computer interface, a financial professional will take the time to truly know your situation today and then help you make adjustments tomorrow. Lets first look at two key areas a financial professional will consider today: Your risk tolerance. By asking the right questions, a financial professional can help you determine if youre a moderate, conservative or aggressive investor and then recommend those investments that are suitable for your risk tolerance. Your time horizon. If youre saving for a down payment on a new home you expect to purchase within two or three years, you may want an investment that offers significant preservation of principal. But if youre saving for retirement and youre three decades away from it, youll likely need investments that offer the potential for growth. Your financial advisor can help you choose the mix of shortand long-term investments that can help you make progress toward all your goals. Now, lets look at the types of milestones that a financial professional can help you with as your life progresses: New child. When you bring a new child into your life, you also add new responsibilities. Do you have sufficient life insurance? Do you plan on helping the child pay for college? If so, what college funding vehicles should you consider? A financial professional can help you answer these questions. New spouse. Whether youre getting married for the first time, or youre remarrying, youll have to reoncile your financial picture with that of your new spouse. A financial professional can review both your situations and possibly recommend ways for you to reduce debt, eliminate redundancies in your investment portfolios and consolidate insurance coverage. Career change. When you change jobs, you may have to make many investment-related decisions: Should you move the assets from your old employers 401(k) to an IRA? Or should you roll over your old 401(k) to your new employers plan, if a rollover is allowed? Knowing your options when you leave your job can help you make the right choice for your retirement savings. A qualified financial professional can help you review and understand your rollover options. Retirement. Once you retire, youll have several issues to consider: How much can you withdraw from your investments each year? From which accounts? Should you rebalance your portfolio to provide more potential sources of income? What about the transfer of your wealth? A financial professional who is familiar with your situation can help you make the right moves to enjoy the retirement lifestyle youve envisioned. So, when you really want to invest, leave the virtual world behind and connect with a financial professional someone who has gained insight into your individual needs and who has the experience and expertise to help you build, maintain and adjust a portfolio that can help you move toward your goals. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Cameron Joins Airport Advisory CommitteeR. Scott Cameron, CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member), has been appointed to the Lee County Port Authority Airports Special Management Committee (ASMC) by the Lee County Board of Port Commissioners. He will serve as the ASMC regional member representing Collier County. The committee serves as an advisory board to the Board of Port Commissioners, reviewing policy, administrative and management matters for Southwest Florida International Airport and Page Field. Each ASMC member serves without compensation. Cameron has more than 30 years of experience in commercial and investment real estate sales, leasing and property management. He is the president of Cameron Real Estate Services Inc. and Cameron Asset Management Inc. He began specializing in commercial/ investment real estate brokerage in 1980 and earned the Certified Commercial Investment Member designation in 1985. Prior, Cameron worked for McFadden & Sprowls Inc. (now Coldwell Banker Inc.) in both sales and management. He is very active in the local community and has been an executive member of the Naples Chamber of Commerce, Naples Area Board of Realtors, National Association of Realtors, Rotary, United Way and the Economic Development Council in Naples, Fla. He is the current president and founder of the Friends of the Naples Airport and current president of the Southwest Florida Land Preservation Trust. He has also served as chairman of the Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute. Before moving to Naples in the early 1970s, Cameron was a professional free-style snow skier in Vermont, where he directed and taught at a ski school. In 1973, he won the North Eastern American Professional Aerial Acrobatics Championship. Cloud Computing For Small BusinessesThe Southwest Florida Small Business Resource Network (SBRN) will host a networking and information session on Cloud Computing from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 17 at the Holiday Inn, Fort Myers Airport @ Town Center. SBRN, a statewide organization, is sponsored locally by Florida Gulf Coast Universitys Small Business Development Center. Cloud computing is the new buzzword in the information technology world and refers to the process of delivering applications over the Internet through various technologies. There are a number of legal, economic and technological issues to consider when using cloud services. Advantages and disadvantages of cloud computing and what business owners should know to protect their company data will be discussed. Darius Joseph of Microware, Inc. will be the presenter for the session. Joseph is an IT consultant who focuses on technology solutions for small to medium size businesses. The evening begins with the monthly Network After Five social where members and guests exchange ideas for growing their business. Cost for SBRN members is $15 per person, which includes hors doeuvres. Guests and unaffiliated small business owners pay $20 per person. Space is limited and RSVP is required. To register, go to www.sbdcseminars.org. Deadline for registration is Wednesday, November 16. The hotel is at 9931 Interstate Commerce Drive in Fort Myers. For more information, to register for the event, or to get directions, contact Lorna Kibbey, coordinator for the Small Business Development Center at 7453700. Shredding Can Aid In Identity Theft PreventionLee and Collier county residents have an opportunity to shred their documents and at the same time provide nonperishable food for the Harry Chapin Food Bank. Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC in the two counties is providing its mobile shredding services to the public at their facilities. Individuals can help protect themselves from identity theft by eliminating excess documents and clean out their pantries by donating food items to the food bank. The Naples location, 5801 Pelican Bay Boulevard, Suite 200, will be available on Saturday, November 5, from 9 a.m. to noon. The Fort Myers location, 5246 Red Cedar Drive, will be available from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, November 12. Those using the service are encouraged to bring nonperishable food to be donated to the Harry Chapin Food Bank. Additional information about the shredding services may be obtained by calling 254-2200 in Collier County, or 275-4466 in Lee County. For information about or to contribute financially to the Harry Chapin Food Bank, contact 334-7007 or go to harrychapinfoodbank.org. Junior Achievement Of Southwest Florida Wins Gold Summit AwardJunior Achievement Worldwide recently recognized Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida with a Gold Summit Award for outstanding success in financial health, program quality, management effectiveness, and program growth. The offices most notable achievement contributing to earning this award was a 1,500-student increase in program growth during the 2010-2011 school year. This is the Southwest Florida offices second Gold Summit Award. The team previously received its first Gold Summit Award and a Peak Performance Award in 2009, as well as one Bronze Summit Award in 2004 and Silver Summit Awards in 2005, 2007 and 2008. The JA staff and I couldnt be more pleased about receiving this recognition, said Victoria Stephan, president of Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida. We thank our generous sponsors, dedicated education partners, and hard-working volunteers for contributing to our success as well. These programs are available to more and more Southwest Florida students each year because of expanding community support. For the 2010-2011 school year, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida reached a total of 10,079 students through its programs designed to promote work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties. That number of students represents a 425 percent increase during the past 10 years of the local organizations 36-year history. Today, JA programs are officially part of the mandated curriculum in both Collier and Lee counties. For more information about Junior Achievement, contact the Southwest Florida office at 225-2590 or visit www.JASWFL.org.
THE RIVER NOVEMBER 11, 201135 Women In Business Scholarship FundThe five-part Women In Business Educational Series hosted by Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company PA, in conjunction with the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce Women in Business, raised $2,800 to benefit the Women in Business scholarship fund at Florida Gulf Coast University. One hundred percent of the registration fee was donated to the universitys fund. Twenty-eight business-minded professionals participated in the educational series which provided tools and resources to ensure business success. The five individual programs covered topics such as understanding legal entities and taxation, how to prepare a business plan and budget, methods for raising capital, obtaining financing and insurance, branding and marketing your business, becoming an employer, and human resources issues. Marketing and Branding your Business program on October 20 Raising Capital, Financing and Insurance on October 13, Robbie Roepstorff, Fay Gronski, Debra Newell and Elaine Hawkins Participants of Women in Business Education Series, Katy Reed, Jenny Reed and Kim Busch Thanksgiving Four-Mile Race Filling Up QuicklyThe 16th Annual Gobble Gobble Four Miler race has become a Thanksgiving tradition for many families in the area. Registration is still open but the event may reach its cap within the next week or so. This is the first year that registration may close before race day as Venetian Village and Gulfshore Boulevard North can only accommodate so many people. The proceeds from the race benefit St. Matthews House and registration is available online only at gobblegobblefourmiler. com. If you wish to sponsor a friend that is running or donate there is a donate link on that website. Type in a participants name or start your own fundraising team. The winner of the Fundraising Challenge will win a variety of prizes and information is available from the Fundraising Challenge menu. This is the second year of the event going green. Cars of four or more can park closely on the Venetian Village campus. You may pick up people at the Fresh Market lot to fill your car to four or more or park and ride a Naples trolley. Biking or walking is highly encouraged. Detailed parking information is on the website. Additionally, the cup-free system will be in the place for participants to use during the event and save thousand of cups. A local water company has helped take on this project, calling themselves Hydration Station, and also operate Hurricane Water System, Inc. The shirts from the event are from a company called Greenlayer Sports in Oregon that prides themselves on making an environmentally friendly, high quality, tech recycled shirt. Also new this year, a competitive chip timed four-mile event will start at 7:30 a.m. in addition to the walker friendly Fun Run which will start at 7:40 a.m. The one-mile walk begins at 7:25 a.m. this year and the Lil Gobblers Dash at 8:50 a.m. Strollers are allowed, with the exception of the competitive chip timed event. Packet pick up will be at Naples Cyclery and next to the new Fit and Fuel Caf to encourage folks to bike to the site where they sponsor a free bike valet so that everyone can easily park their bikes and avoid the hassles of parking. The response to this was outstanding last year. For more information check the website, call Matthew Sonneborn at 2852103 or email gobblegobblefourmiler@ gmail.com. Fundraiser And Book DriveThe Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida (ELC) and Books-A-Million have partnered in support of childrens literacy and will host a fundraiser and book drive on November 21 at the Books-A-Million located in The Forum on Colonial Boulevard from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Already registered Literacy Buddies should take their invitation or letter from their buddy to the store. At check out 10 percent of their sale will be donated to the Literacy Buddy Program. BooksA-Million will also be conducting a book drive. Anyone who purchases a book and donates it to the Literacy Buddy Program at the register will be eligible for a drawing for several door prizes. For more information regarding Literacy Buddies visit http://www.elcofswfl.org/. For more information on the fundraiser contact Robin Gretz at 2674105 or email@example.com. 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. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
THE RIVER NOVEMBER 11, 201136 Dr. DavePick Me, Pick Meby Dr. Dave HepburnI am a pretty picky picker. In late summer in my town I head out to pluck the plumpest purplest perfectest blackberries in town, a masochistic exercise known to its practitioners/victims as pick and prick. In August the blackberry pickers chant can be heard resonating throughout the valleys for many miles Mmmmmm, OUCH! mmmmmm, CRAP!, mmmmmm, WASP! (Repeat.) Im protective of my favourite spot and if I happen to see anyone picking in the very area that I intend to pillage, I point them to the freshly posted signs that read Bubonic Plague Zone or Medical Parking Only. If that fails then I subtly torch their car. Once picking I am never happy with the berry I have just picked/squashed. I glimpse that prize berry just beyond my reach. Like a bear sticking its bare snout into in a busy beehive, I extend myself fully to nab it but get viciously snagged by several lesser jealous berry branches. My hands become a patchwork of deep purple berry juice and deep red hemoglobin. Ahhh, the joy! Ohhh, the pain! Later in the fall I pick mushrooms, keeping in mind at all times the old adage, You can be a bold mushroom picker or an old mushroom picker but you can never be both. But many pickers are not seasonal pickers. They live in their own skin all year long and it seems to say to them, Pick me, pick me! Twenty-seven-year-old Julie had more scabs than a labor strike, more scars than Joan Rivers and more stress than a snake crossing the track at the Indy 500. Her face, scalp, shins and the parts of her back that she can actually reach have been scraped and picked over like a dead varmint in Vultureville. Some scabs were infected and now truly had become itchy. With great medical acumen I surmised that she simply couldnt help herself after she said to me, Doctor, I simply cant help myself. Julie suffers from Neurotic Excoriations (NE), an unfortunate yet common picking disease of the skin. Like all impulse control disorders, tension builds up and the impulse to pick becomes uncontrollable. There is momentary relief as Julie heads to the mirror and picks out imaginary threads but this is soon followed by shame and guilt as tears now flow and mingle with the blood of her over-picked, undermined face. She repeats this several times a day and has actually been placed on disability because of it. NE can be a manifestation of stress or a symptom of an underlying psychiatric disease such as obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression or borderline personality disorder and self-mutilation. I have a long spindly wooden back scratcher sitting on my desk right next to Gumby and Pokey. I call him Handy. He is the finest piece of wooden sculpture in my home and one of my best friends. Handy has five reliable wooden fingers that never complain when I send him down the back of my shirt to do a task that only a wooden hand could love. In fact I am scratching at this very moment as I type with my nose. Like most men and dogs, I love a good scratch. If Handy goes missing I get quite upset and throttle my sons until he reappears, usually where I left him in the bathroom (dont ask.) Am I abnormal? Perhaps, but not because of my scratching. Scratching becomes pathologic when it goes on for hours forming cuts that never heal as they are picked, scratched and rubbed again and again. Many over-scratched victims cover the damage with makeup; others dont leave home because of it. But now there is good news in this battle against problematic skin picking. Julie was placed on an SSRI medication and in very short time she has responded dramatically, though she still succumbs to the pick urge on occasion. She now needs no extra makeup other than to cover some old scars and she is functioning normally. She works full-time and has taken up new hobbies including cycling, knitting and baking homemade pies. I provide her with the berries. 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. deaRPharmacistTinnitus Can Drive You Nuts: What To Do About Itby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: What can be done to relieve the discomfort of tinnitus? The crackling, buzzing, and popping in my friends ear drives her to distraction. Shes tried several commercially available products from the health food store, all without relief so far. What do you suggest? LJ, Orlando, Florida Buzzing, clanging, whooshing, musical tones, humming, ringing, even jack hammering... tinnitus can drive you absolutely bonkers. I cant stand it even when my neighbor fires up his leaf blower, and thats over in 20 minutes. You may recognize these celebrities who have confessed to bouts of tinnitus: Eric Clapton, David Letterman and Steve Martin. The internal racket can be caused from exposure to sudden or chronic loud noises, free radical damage, agerelated hearing loss, medication side effects, ear wax and a number of diseases. Thats just for starters. All I can do here is give you some more perspective about options. If your tinnitus doesnt yield to simple remedies, see your doctor for an evaluation. Look in your medicine cabinet. Theres a surprisingly long list of prescription and OTC drugs that have been tied to tinnitus: Non-steroidal antiinflammatories (NSAIDs), loop diuretics (like furosemide), and many antibiotics, anti-depressant drugs, and salicylates (like aspirin). Auditory-related side effects might develop all of a sudden, even if youve been taking the drug a long time. Discuss this possibility with your doctor and pharmacist. In cases of reversible tinnitus, sometimes switching medications brings relief. Stress ramps up the noise! Consider biofeedback. Studies suggest that biofeedback training could help you find your internal control knob and turn down the volume. Deficiencies of specific nutrients can sometimes affect hearing health: Zinc, Coenzyme Q10, vitamins D and B12. Also, magnesium, a mineral in spinach and leafy greens, has been shown repeatedly to support auditory mechanisms, improve hearing loss and ease tinnitus. As we speak, the Mayo Clinic is conducting a clinical trial to verify this. And an Israeli study long ago found that military personnel with tinnitus were often short on B12. Asian folks seem to have a good grip on this condition. Chinese medicine doctors use acupuncture and a variety of herbals to deal with tinnitus. These treatments vary considerably, but could be very effective. I keep up with Korean news because my 24-Hour Pharmacist book is published in this language. A recent study concluded that two compounds: Bojungikgitang and banhabaekchulchonmatang significantly improve tinnitus. American health food stores are going to screech and whine if you ask them to order that stuff, so dont even bother. A few studies support the herbal gingko biloba, which may help by improving blood flow and scavenging free radical toxins. Other herbs worth looking into include black cohosh root and vinpocetine which improve blood flow and oxygen to the brain; goldenseal could help too, and also mullein herb which addresses inflammation. DID YOU KNOW: People with pale skin (who burn easily) appear to be more likely to be deficient in vitamin D. 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, My wife has invaded my space. I retired and looked forward to doing all of the things I could not do while employed, e.g. sleeping in after a late night, having fun for hours on my computer and leisurely walks with the dog. My wife wanted to stay on with her job and her many social activities. The past six years have been so much fun and I have had the time to look at the cooking shows and I always have dinner ready when she returns. But now my wife has retired and is not so involved socially and so I cannot enjoy my fun in privacy. I love my wife but I wish she would leave me alone. What do you suggest I do? Harvey Dear Harvey, This is a reversal of roles; we usually hear about men invading a womans space. Your wife could also be having a difficult time. I would suggest you try to have a non-threatening discussion with her or have a relative or friend be part of the discussion. Encourage your wife to take up some of her former social activities in retirement that gave her pleasure while she was employed. Lizzie Dear Harvey, Perhaps gender equality has made it to another layer of gender politics! Welcome, welcome to the world of many women who have worked at home only to be invaded when their husbands retire and feel that they can run the home as they had run their office. Sorry, no sympathy here. I would recommend you discuss with your wife and restructure the home and activities so both of you are not under foot and bothersome to one another. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
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THE RIVER NOVEMBER 11, 201138 From page 33Black MambaMamba a voodoo priestess. After shes bartered by her disabled father for food, The Girl is sold into sexual slavery but escapes before she can be exploited. She is rescued by a wealthy industrialist and his wife who adopt her and name her Stella. After the death of her adoptive parents, Stella inherits considerable wealth and has a life-changing encounter with four young Haitian prostitutes. Driven by overwhelming emotion and a haunting personal history, she focuses her energy and wealth on combating child and teen sexual abuse and establishes a shelter for exploited young women. When Stella learns of a prostitution ring called the cabal that procures young virgins for life-force stealing ceremonies, she joins forces with her FBI agent lover to free the young girls who have been abducted and fated for death. Commercial teen sexual exploitation is becoming epidemic in American cities. Its an emotionally tough subject for most people to thoughtfully consider, and the ravages inflicted on its young victims are under-reported and misunderstood by most American media, said Simensen. I believe Black Mamba not only keeps readers on the edge of their seats, but helps them to better understand the causes behind the gritty reality and brutality that tens of thousands of girls face each day. Black Mamba moves through a maze of intricate plot turns ultimately leading Stella to an eerie canyon in the Mojave Desert where shes pitted against Eldon Sugar the psychotic, evil voodoo sorcerer and cabal leader in a life or death power duel. Simensen is pledging a portion of Black Mamba proceeds to Angelas House, a shelter for exploited girls in Atlanta, Georgia. Simensen is an incurable wanderer. For most of his adult life hes lived outside of the United States in Tokyo, Singapore, Hong Kong, London, Frankfurt, and Paris, working with a variety of technology and intelligence enterprises. He and his wife, Annie, currently live on the water in southwest Florida with their Burmese cat. Black Mamba is his third novel and he is currently working on his next voodoo thriller. Visit the authors website at www.iacsimensen.com. Black Mamba is available at Amazon. Hope HealthCare Services Offers Caregiver GroupCaring for a seriously ill or frail elderly loved one can be one of lifes greatest challenges. To be an effective caregiver, it is very important to take care of yourself. Hope HealthCare Services is offering a caregiver support group to explore ways of coping with many of the emotional and physical issues that accompany the role of caregiver. This new support group is open to anyone in a caregiver role, at no cost. Its an opportunity to learn from the experiences of others and to encourage those who are in similar circumstances. Monday, November 14, at Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers Tuesday, November 15, Hope Hospice, 2430 Diplomat Parkway East, Cape Coral Monday, December 5, Joannes House at Hope Hospice, 27200 Imperial Parkway, Bonita Springs Thursday, December 8, Hope HealthCare Services Center, 1201 Wings Way, Lehigh Acres Each group meets from 9:30 to 11 a.m. For more information, call 3400231. Fort Myers Beach Area Pets OnlineFind a Home Give a Home Pet Rescue and Assistance, Fort Myers Beach, has joined other animal welfare organizations in the area that list their homeless pets on www.petfinder. com, the oldest and largest database of adoptable animals on the Internet. The site currently has over 359,000 homeless pets listed, and it is updated continuously. More than 13,500 animal welfare organizations in the U.S., Canada, and other countries post their pets on the site. Find a Home Give a Home Pet Rescue and Assistance pets may be viewed at http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/ FL1111.html. A potential adopter enters search criteria for the kind of pet he or she wants, and a list is returned that ranks the pets in proximity to the Zip code entered. Adoptions are handled by the animal placement group where the pet is housed, and each group has its own policies. Petfinder.com was created in early 1996 as a grassroots project by Jared and Betsy Saul to end the euthanasia of adoptable pets. Since its inception, the site has facilitated approximately 20 million adoptions, making it the most lifesaving initiative in animal welfare. Sponsors include The Animal Rescue Site; BISSELL Homecare Inc., a manufacturer of home cleaning and floor care products; PETCO, a national pet supply retailer that sponsors in-store adoptions and provides coupon books for new adopters; PetFirst Healthcare, the exclusive pet insurance provider for Petfinder. com; Merial, maker of the number one veterinary-recommended flea and tick preventative FRONTLINE and heartworm preventative HEARTGARD; and HomeAgain, a microchip and pet recovery service. For a complete list of shelter and rescue groups in your area, visit www. petfinder.com and scroll down the left column to Find Animal Welfare Groups. Strides For Education 5K Walk/RunTake Stock in Children program of Immokalee will be one of many programs across the state to present the inaugural Strides For Education 5K Walk/Run 8:30 a.m. Saturday, November 19 at Collier County School District Administrative Building. This is part of a statewide effort to raise college funds for Floridas low-income and at-risk youth. Strides For Education 5K Walk/ Runs will take place simultaneously in Brevard, Broward, Escambia, Hendry, Lake, Lee, Miami-Dade, Nassau, Palm Beach, Pinellas, Sarasota and Sumter counties. The Take Stock in Children Strides For Education 5K is the perfect way to involve the local community in our efforts and help raise funding for our scholars who desire to earn a postsecondary education, said Tricia Yeggy, director of programs at Take Stock in Children Program of Immokalee. The goal of The Immokalee Foundation is to continue growing our program each year so that we may support even more students in Immokalee along the path to success. Take Stock in Children aspires to have a few thousand participants statewide as part of this first-ever fundraising effort. With rising tuition costs and significant increases of other college-related expenses, children throughout Florida are struggling more than ever to achieve their dreams of a college education. This 5K Walk/Run is open to all individuals, families, companies and local organizations and will feature family-friendly activities and giveaways. Registration is $35 per person, with all proceeds to benefit Take Stock in Children. Take Stock in Children of Immokalee currently serves more than 115 students in grades eight through 12. It is part of the statewide non-profit organization, which has a 16-year history of helping low-income and at-risk youth break the cycle of poverty by providing scholarships, mentors and hope. The Collier County School District Administration Building is located at 5775 Osceola Trail in Naples. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. To register prior to the event and receive a goodie bag and T-shirt, visit www.give. takestockinchildren.org and click CollierImmokalee. To learn how to support Take Stock in Children Program of Immokalees Strides For Education 5K Walk/Run as a participant, volunteer or sponsor volunteers are needed call The Immokalee Foundation at 657-2461 or visit give. takestockinchildren.org. Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email email@example.com From page 29Irish Humorwedding in 1994, under a beautiful tree along the Delaware River in Milford, Pennsylvania. He was an international literary rock star. Frank was reluctant at first to bring up some of the subject matter from his book Angelas Ashes, but over time he approved additions to the script that he felt were worthwhile. Platt and Conroy have been doing the show together since 2000 and have developed a real camaraderie. There is a lot of improvisation that has to do with audience reaction. If someone coughs we might say God bless you. We talk to the audience from time to time. We have a lot of fun with it. Incidentally, the word blaguards is a term most used on the Emerald Isle. Dublin coal laborers were called black guards. When off duty they would get drunk and boisterous, so the name became blaguards, meaning dirty drunken bastards. The term was later softened to mean a charming scoundrel. The McCourts mother always called them blaguards as they were growing up in Limerick. A Couple of Blaguards opens November 15 and plays through November 26 at The Herb Strauss Theater, 2200 Periwinkle Way. For tickets call 472-6862. As Malachy McCourt said, If you dont have a good evening, you should have yourself checked to make sure you havent died during the day. Blessings!
THE RIVER NOVEMBER 11, 201139 The Power Of You, The Future Of LeeThe Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau (VCB) rolled out its 2011-12 fiscal year sales and marketing plan and cooperative advertising program for tourism industry partners at the organizations annual Team Tourism Summit October 6 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs. It is the first time in 14 years the VCB has developed its annual plan in partnership with a new marketing agency. The VCB, along with its new agency MMG Worldwide, unveiled the latest plan, including its co-op program, in a half-day event themed The Power of You, the Future of Lee. The single business goal, outlined by VCB Deputy Director Woody Peek, is to increase Lee County bed tax collections by 2.5 percent. The VCB has established business objectives to support this goal including: Increase overall visitation in paid accommodations by 1.5 percent over FY 2010-11 Increase out-of-state domestic visitors in paid accommodations by 1.75 percent Increase in-state visitation in paid accommodations by 2.5 percent. Maintain international visitation in paid accommodations. Maintain length of stay Increase average daily rates (ADR) by 1 percent Several strategies were laid out in the mornings meeting to establish how these goals would be accomplished. Strategies include new visitor acquisition, repeat visitor retention, product development and industry support/professional development. It is more important now than ever for our industry to work together to achieve these goals, said Tamara Pigott, VCB executive director. We are very excited to embark upon a new journey with MMG Worldwide this year and look forward to our destination achieving great success as well as continuing to be a leader in the tourism industry. Other highlights throughout the day supported the basic goals and objectives of the marketing plan. Attendees were enlightened by internationally celebrated and respected futurist Watts Wacker who delivered the events keynote address, Once Upon the 21st Century. Wacker challenged the audience to think, and reminded them of the importance of listening to those who ask questions more so than those who just speak. Wacker, founder and director of FirstMatter LLC, is a lecturer, best-selling author, political commentator and social critic. He has helped the worlds top corporations and organizations navigate the sea of change that is taking hold. He has been the futurist at SRI International, the legendary Menlo Park think tank, spent 10 years as the resident futurist at the social research organization Yankelovich Partners, and has been named to the list of the 50 most influential business thinkers in the world by Financial Times. Team Tourism is a year-round informational program consisting of workshops and networking opportunities for industry partners, community leaders, and the VCB team to strengthen teamwork throughout the destination, and to empower travel industry leaders to maximize marketing opportunities available to them. The VCB hosts Team Tourism programs on a variety of topics. Powerful Tools For CaregiversPowerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational series designed to provide you with the tools you need to take care of yourself. This program helps family caregivers reduce stress, improve self-confidence, communicate feelings better, balance their lives, increase their ability to make tough decisions and locate helpful resources. Classes consist of six sessions are held once a week. Two experienced class leaders conduct the series (many are experienced caregivers themselves, who have successfully applied the techniques they teach). Interactive lessons, discussions and brainstorming will help you take the tools you choose and put them into action for your life. You will receive a book, The Caregiver Helpbook, developed specifically for the class. A donation of $25 to help defray the books cost is suggested but not required to attend the class. Classes will be held at Cypress Lake United Methodist Church, 8570 Cypress Lake Drive in Fort Myers, from October 13 through November 17. Sessions are held every Thursday from 1 to 4 p.m. For information about respite care or to register, call 343-2751. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required. Funded by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and Senior Choices of Southwest Florida in collaboration with Lee Memorial Health System Older Adult Services. Visit www.leememorial. org for more information. The Benefits Of Pole WalkingWalk without pain, improve your posture, burn calories, build bone density and increase your cardio stamina. These are the many benefits of walking with specialized poles. Lee County Parks & Recreation is offering Pole Walking at the North Fort Myers Community Park, 2021 North Tamiami Trail, behind the North Fort Myers library. Morning and evening Pole Walking classes are available. Each session offers eight classes for $30. Local resident Lindy Smith is a trained walking instructor. She will teach participants everything they need to know. With a pair of walking poles, a basic stroll becomes a surprisingly easy full-body workout. Wear comfortable clothing, closed toe shoes, and bring a water bottle. Walking poles will be provided. For more information regarding the Pole Walking classes contact Libby Olive at 652-4512 or email Lolive@leegov.com. Morning Classes October 10 through November 3, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 to 9:15 a.m., $30 November 29 through December 22 Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 to 9:15 a.m., $30 February 21 through March 15, Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:30 to 9:15 a.m., $30 Evening Classes October 3 through 26, Monday and Wednesday 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. ,$30 November 28 through December 21, Mondays and Wednesdays 5:30 to 6:15 p.m., $3 February 27 through March 21, Mondays and Wednesdays 5:30 to 6:15 p.m., $30 Pets On Special At Lee CountyChase away the blues by adopting a cool cat or jazz up your life with any of the other pets available at Lee County Domestic Animal Services. During November LCDAS is offering several ways to bring home your new best friend for less. Adopters can take home a cat for just $10 or a kitten for $20. Cats and kittens are also twofor-one, making it a doubly good deal. Specially marked dogs may be adopted for $30 and U.S. military veterans can take home a pet for free. Animal Services experienced an especially difficult summer with a high intake of felines of all ages pouring into the shelter. Kitten season, the time most female cats give birth, generally begins to slow with the arrival of fall but this year the influx of kittens is heavier than in the peak summer months. During October the shelter had more than 100 cats and kittens available for adoption at any given time, with others waiting a chance to be placed up for adoption and still more in foster homes. Many families plan to bring home a new pet sometime during the holidays so now is a great time to adopt before the rush, said Donna Ward, LCDAS Director. We have many proactive programs to help reduce shelter intake and euthanasia but while these programs are making great strides, we need new homes for the pets currently at the shelter to make room for those arriving daily, she added. Among the programs LCDAS offers to the community are no-cost spay/ neuter for feral cats, pit bulls, and pets of owners on public assistance. A Community Pet Pantry Program also provides temporary assistance to disadvantaged pet owners by supplying dog and cat food. For more information about programs and services or to make a donation to the Animal Care Trust Fund, go to www. LeeLostPets.com or call 533-7387. Pets available for adoption also may be viewed on the website, which updates hourly. Healing Pets For Brave U.S. VetsAs the nation celebrates Veterans Day this November, Lee County Domestic Animal Services will honor U.S. military veterans and thank them for their service by offering these brave men and women some unconditional love and companionship. Anyone who has served in the U.S. Military is eligible to adopt a pet for free throughout the month. The idea of matching veterans with homeless animals is being seen as a way to help military veterans and find homes for pets that might not otherwise have a chance. Several organizations across the country are dedicated to helping veterans transition back into normal civilian life after suffering physical and emotional injuries such as post-traumatic stress disorder. Lee County is taking this step to join the effort. We cant think of a better match for a homeless pet than forming a bond with one of our veterans. Pets provide so much love and support for their owners, and our military veterans certainly deserve to have that in their lives, said Ria Brown, public information officer for Lee County Domestic Animal Services. Other than the comfort of a person, a good pet will always provide the companionship many often need. Their love and devotion can be immeasurable, added John Ebling, Lee County veterans service manager. LCDAS is offering this opportunity to adopt a pet for free to all veterans during November whether they are a recent military veteran or whether they served in the past. During the remainder of the year, veterans can always receive a $25 discount off the regular adoption fee. For more information on adopting a pet, visit www.LeeLostPets.com or call 533-7387. Pets available for adoption also may be viewed on the website, which updates hourly. CATS & DOGS
PUZZLE ANSWERS THE RIVER NOVEMBER 11, 201140 1. ANATOMY: Which gland produces human growth hormone? 2. FAMOUS CHARACTERS: What does Donald Duck always wear? 3. MONEY: What is the basic currency of Iraq? 4. RELIGION: In Western churches, what day is set aside for the Feast of St. Stephen? 5. SCIENCE: What is the Latin word and chemistry symbol for lead? 6. MOVIES: What 1969 movie was made from a Philip Roth novel and starred Richard Benjamin and Ali MacGraw? 7. PULITZER PRIZE: What was the title of Charles Lindberghs autobiography, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1953? 8. LITERATURE: What 1920s novel features a narrator named Nick Carraway? 9. LANGUAGE: What is a fata morgana? 10. GEOGRAPHY: What body of water does the Mississippi River ow into? TRIVIA TEST1. Pituitary gland 2. A blue sailor suit 3. The dinar 4. Dec. 26 5. Plumbum (Pb) 6. Goodbye, Columbus 7. The Spirit of St. Louis 8. The Great Gatsby 9. A mirage 10. Gulf of Mexico. ANSWERS My Stars FOR WEEK OF NOVEMBER 14, 2011ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Some changes might seem confusing at first, especially to an Aries whose impatience levels are pretty shaky this week. Take it one step at a time, Lamb, and soon all will be made clear. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) That difficult situation youve been dealing with continues to call for careful handling. Avoid quickly made choices that might not stand up when theyre finally put to the test. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You still have lots of evaluating to do before you can consider making a commitment. Its better to move cautiously than to risk stumbling into a major misunderstanding. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A previously peevish partner offers to be more helpful with your problems. But remember: The final choice is yours. Be guided by what you feel is the right thing to do. LEO (July 23 to August 22) As the Big Cat, you can sometimes be pretty rough on those you suspect of betrayal. The best advice is to pull in those claws and listen to the explanation. It might surprise you. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Your inner voice usually guides you well. But a note of caution: This is a period of mixed signals for you, so be careful you dont misunderstand the messages youre getting. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Cupids call beckons both single Librans looking for a new love, as well as couples hoping to strengthen their relationships. A workplace problem is quickly resolved. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Its been a hectic time for you, and you might want to take a break to restore both body and soul. Youll then be set to face new challenges later this month. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Its a good idea to take a more conservative approach to your financial situation right now. Some plans made earlier this year might need readjusting. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) This is a fine time to move boldly into those new opportunities I promised would open up for you. Check them over, and then choose the best one for you. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Congratulations. Your self-assurance is growing stronger, and you should now feel more confident about making that longdeferred decision about a possible commitment. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Youre very close to reaching your goal. But be wary of distractions that can lure you offcourse and leave you stranded far away from where you really want to be. BORN THIS WEEK: You have an inner sight that helps you see into peoples hearts. You would be an excellent psychologist or social worker. On Nov. 17, 1421, a storm in the North Sea batters the European coastline. Over the next several days, approximately 10,000 people in what is now the Netherlands die in the resulting floods. Fatal floods struck in 1287, 1338, 1374, 1394 and 1396. After each, residents fixed the dikes and moved right back in. On Nov. 14, 1851, Moby-Dick, a novel by Herman Melville about the voyage of the whaling ship Pequod, is published. Moby-Dick is now considered a classic of American literature and contains one of the most famous opening lines in fiction: Call me Ishmael. On Nov. 15, 1867, the first stock ticker is unveiled in New York City. The advent of the ticker revolutionized the stock market by making up-to-the-minute prices available to investors around the country. Prior to this, information from the New York Stock Exchange traveled by mail or messenger. On Nov. 20, 1923, the U.S. Patent Office grants Patent No. 1,475,074 to 46-year-old inventor and newspaperman Garrett Morgan for his three-position T-shape pole traffic signal. By having a position other than just Stop and Go, it regulated crossing vehicles more safely than earlier signals had. On Nov. 16, 1959, The Sound of Music premieres on Broadway. While the real-life Maria did marry Count Georg von Trapp and become stepmother to his children, she never did the other things shown in the musical, such as run singing through the Salzburg, Austria, mountains. On Nov. 19, 1969, Brazilian soccer great Pele scores his 1,000th professional goal. Under Peles leadership, Brazil won the World Cup in 1958, 1962 and 1970. During his career, Pele scored 1,282 goals in 1,363 games. On Nov. 18, 1978, Peoples Temple leader Jim Jones leads hundreds of his followers in a mass murder-suicide at their commune in Guyana. Cult members who refused to take the cyanide-laced fruit-flavored drink were forced to do so at gunpoint or shot. The death toll was 913, including a U.S. congressman who was investigating the commune. It was British writer and humorist Jerome K. Jerome who made the following sage observation: It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do. There is no fun in doing nothing when you have nothing to do. Wasting time is merely an occupation then, and a most exhausting one. Idleness, like kisses, to be sweet must be stolen. According to an international survey of taxicab drivers, passengers who use cabs in London are twice as likely as those in eight other major metropolises to leave a laptop behind when exiting the taxi. Sharks can live for a century or more. Velcro came to market in 1957, after a Swiss inventor named George De Mestral spent nearly 10 years developing the idea. His inspiration came to him in 1948 on a hike, when he had difficulty removing tenacious little burrs from his clothes. He reasoned that if he could create synthetic burrs, they could be used as fasteners. The Parker Brothers game Monopoly is the best-selling game in history. Its available for purchase in 28 countries, and it can be played in 19 different languages. If you speak some French, you might know that the phrase tout a lheure means see you later. You might not realize, though, that that phrase is the origin of the English term toodle-oo. Chances are, theres a Park Street in your town. Its the most common street name in the United States. Europe is the only continent without a desert. Even icy Antarctica has deserts -including the worlds largest cold desert. We need anything politically important rationed out like Pez: small, sweet, and coming out of a funny, plastic head. -Dennis Miller THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY SPORTS QUIZ1. How many consecutive playoff games did the Texas Rangers lose to the New York Yankees before beating them in 2010? 2. Who was the last N.L. player before St. Louis Albert Pujols in 2000-2009 to win a Triple Crown (tops in batting average, home runs and RBIs) for a decade? 3. Who held the Baltimore Ravens record for career TD passes before Joe Flacco broke it in 2010? 4. In 2010, Butlers Brad Stevens became the second-youngest mens basketball coach in the NCAA Tournament championship game. Who was the youngest? 5. In 2011, Peter Budaj became the third goalie to record 100-plus career NHL wins for the Colorado Avalanche. Name the other two. 6. Who won the rst NASCAR Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway? 7. Tennis great John McEnroe has the most U.S. Davis Cup career singles victories, with 41. Who is No. 2? 1. Ten games (from 1996 to 2010). 2. Rogers Hornsby, in the 1920s. 3. Vinny Testaverde tossed 51 TD passes for the Ravens (1996-97). 4. Indianas Branch McCracken was 31 when he did it in 1940. 5. Patrick Roy and Dan Bouchard. 6. Fireball Roberts, in 1960. 7. Andy Roddick, with 33. ANSWERS
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HELP WANTED SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES OFFERED BOATS CANOES KAYAKS AUTO FOR SALE WANT TO BUY MISC. FOR SALE COMMERCIAL SPACETHE RIVER NOVEMBER 11, 201144 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. 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Home Restaurant Office Condos Beauty Salon Church Rental Property Free Estimates. $50 off 1st cleaning. Call 369-9017.NR 11/4 PC 11/11 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 RECREATION AIDE:Works with children enrolled in the Citys after school & summer recreation programs. HSD & some exp as a youth counselor desirable. $11.05 Hrly. Job Re: RALIFEGUARD: Supervises swimmers; maintains pool & surrounding areas; assists conducting recreational activities & events at City pool. HSD/equivalent & valid Red Cross Lifeguard, CPR & First Aid Certs required. $13.00 Hrly. Job Re: LGADMINISTRATIVE RECEPTIONIST:Performs receptionist, administrative & clerical duties at Recreation Center. 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Call 239-896-6385 NS 11/11 PC 11/11 BUSINESS FOR SALEDowntown Fort Myers Business for sale. Owner moving out of state. For information, call 239-689-1660. $54,000RR 11/11 NC 12/2 OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE700 square feet. Good Periwinkle location. Call Joe 516-972-2883. NS 11/11 ? 12/2
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 11, 201145 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 email@example.comNR 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 NS 10/28 BM TFN VISIT:SanibelOpenHouses.com Pfeifer Realty Group Sanibel Island, FL2394720004SANIBELOPEN HOUSES POSTED DAILY 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.orgNR 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 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 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 BAY FRONT OPEN HOUSE SUN, NOV 13 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 11/11 BM 11/11 SANIBELSmall two bdr. house for rent. Convenient, affordable, deposit, references. Please email jeff@email@example.com or phone 239-472-2125.NS 11/11 CC 12/2 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 11/11 CC 11/18 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 RR 11/11 CC 12/2 Duplex, 1/1 UF ground level, screened porch, 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 11/11 BM TFN 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 @ 239-728-1920RS 11/11 CC 11/11 HUGE GARAGE SALE6039 Dinkins Lake Road, Sanibel off of Wulfert. November 12th and 13th. 9 a.m. 2 p.m.NS 11/11 CC 11/11 YARD SALE4772 Tradewinds Dr, Sanibel 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat, Nov 12 Household tools, misc.NS 11/11 CC 11/11
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 43 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 Ft Myers UDC Chapter 2614 (United Daughters of the Confederacy )....728-3743 Friendship Force Of SW FL..........................561-9164 The Horticulture and Tea Society..................472-8334 Horticultural Society......................................472-6940 Lee County Genealogical Society.................549-9625 Lee Trust for Historic Preservation ...............939-7278 NARFE(National Active & Retired Federal Employees)............................482-6713 Navy Seabees Veterans of America.............731-1901 Paradise Iowa Club of SWFL........................667-1354 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.........321-7430 True Tours....................................................945-0405 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 11, 201146
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