River weekly news
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FREETake Me Home VOL. 10, NO. 52 JANUARY 6, 2012From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Gov. Scott Visits Edison & Ford Winter EstatesFlorida Governor Rick Scott, his wife Ann, daughter Jordan and son-inlaw Jeremy toured the Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers on December 28. Edison Ford CEO and President Chris Pendleton and curator Alison Giesen gave Floridas first family a tour of the newly restored riverside homes and gardens as well as the Edison Botanic Research Laboratory. The Edison Ford is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Edison Ford is the winner of the 2009 National Stewardship Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and is an official project continued on page 5 Floridas first family pictured with Mr. and Mrs. Edison, Edison Ford President and CEO Chris Pendleton and curator Alison GiesenRiverdale Kiwanis Medieval Faire To Be Held At Lakes Regional Park The Riverdale Kiwanis have set their annual Medieval Faire for the weekends of January 14 and 15 as well as January 21 and 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Lakes Regional Park in Fort Myers. The two-weekend event is expected to draw more than 10,000 attendees. The 2012 Riverdale Kiwanis Medieval Faire will feature jousting, live chess match, live sword fighting, royal court, childrens games and rides, jugglers, magicians, minstrels, period food and medieval themed merchants. Entertainment at the faire will be provided by professional touring medieval faire professionals. continued on page 3 Two knights competing in performance combat photo courtesy of www.EloquentImaging.com Young Artists To PerformYoung Artists Awards vocalists Carla Martinez and Peyton Davis will be performing at the Alliance for the Arts on Friday, January 6 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. during the opening of the January exhibition. Martinez, a multiple year and category finalist of the Young Artists Awards program, is currently attending the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Davis, 15, has also been named a finalist at the Young Artists Awards competition and currently attends Cypress Lake High School. The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers. The performance is free and open to the public. Visit www.youngartistsawards.org for more information about the program. Carla Martinez A strolling violin minstrel at the 2011 Riverdale Kiwanis Medieval Faire Morning Stroll And MeanderTake a mor ning stroll in the woods at Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve in North Fort Myers and walk along a quarter-mile live oak loop on Saturday, January 14 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Traverse wetland, oak hammock and pine flatwoods on ADA-compliant boardwalk continued on page 15 Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve in North Fort Myers


Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And NowMargaret Gets Her Storyby Gerri ReavesIn 1913, Margaret Mickle got her first scoop in at the age of 10, demonstrating the plucky spirit that future readers would appreciate. Anchored off her familys Captiva Islands beachfront home were scientist Russell J. Coles and Theodore Teddy Roosevelt. She set off in a skiff, determined to photograph the former President of the United States. Her skiff overturned, but she swam while holding the camera over her head. As the crew helped her aboard, she asked, Wheres Teddy? and was told he was unavailable. Overhearing her, Roosevelt said, Anyone who calls me Teddy can see me. For her audacity, she was rewarded with dinner with the great men and a .22 rifle. Most important, however, is the photograph she took, in which Roosevelt (left) looks more like a scruffy fisherman than a former exalted President. To top off the serendipitous meeting, the men later sent her a unique pair of fish-skin slippers. In early adulthood, Mickle worked briefly for Lee Memorial Hospital. She is pictured during that period of her life, a somewhat impish woman who evidently found the drudgery of hospital work just too dreary. Her job description included washing the windows! A gift for writing and reporting led her to pursue a newspaper career. She wrote for the Tropical News, and then the Fort Myers News-Press, after the News and Press consolidated. She was society editor at the Press for 20 years, where she wrote a popular gossip-filled column called Local Lowdown, which appeared with an illustration of a doghouse. She didnt name names, but would put deserving character in that doghouse, and readers in the know would understand what she meant. She was a founding member of the Southwest Florida Historical Society. To delight of readers, at age 83, she came out of retirement in 1986 and started writing for the Fort Myers Observer. Visit the Southwest Florida Historical Society to explore part of Margaret Mickles legacy. The all-volunteer non-profit organization is one of the areas best research centers. It is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard on the campus of the Lee County Alliance for the Arts. Contact the society at 939-4044 or drop by on Wednesday or Saturday between 9 a.m. and noon. Then find out more about the history of journalism in Fort Myers at the Southwest Florida Museum of History at 2031 Jackson Street. Be sure to see the exhibit on local Mid-Century Modernist architecture. For information, call 321-7430 or go to www.swflmuseumofhistory.com. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Sources: The archives of the Southwest Florida Historical Society and The Story of Fort Myers by Karl H. Grismer. Mickle snapped this photo of former U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt and scientist Russell J. Coles when she was only 10 years old, after swimming out to a boat anchored off Captiva courtesy of the Southwest Florida Historical Society The River Weekly News will correct factual errors or matters of emphasis and interpretation that appear in news stories. Readers with news, tips, comments or questions, please call (239) 415-7732 or write to: The River Weekly News, 1609 Hendry Street, Suite 15, Fort Myers, FL 33901. Fax number: (239) 415-7702. E-mail: press@riverweekly.com. The River Weekly News reserves the right to refuse, alter or edit any editorial or advertisement. LORKENCo-Publishers Lorin Arundel and Ken Rasi Advertising Sales Isabel Rasi Office Coordinator Graphic Arts/Production Kris See Ann Ziehl Photographer Michael Heider Writers Jeff Lysiak Anne Mitchell PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER Contributing Writers Read Us Online: www.IslandSunNews.com Click on The River Jennifer Basey Kimberley Berisford Ed Frank Max Friedersdorf Joan Hooper Audrey Krienen Scott Martell Scott White A young Margaret Mickle, future society columnist courtesy of the Southwest Florida Historical Society THE RIVER JANUARY 6, 20122


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THE RIVER JANUARY 6, 20124 G R I L LR A W B A RSEAFOOD IF OUR SEAFOOD WERE ANY FRESHER, WE WOULD BE SERVING IT UNDER WATERTHE LAZY FLAMINGOBeautiful Downtown Santiva 6520-C Pine Avenue472-5353 LAZY FLAMINGO 316501 Stringfellow Road Bokeelia283-5959 LAZY FLAMINGO 2Beautiful Downtown Sanibel 1036 Periwinkle Way472-6939 LAZY FLAMINGO 412951 McGregor Boulevard Fort Myers476-9000 Downtown Outdoor Antiques MarketA downtown outdoor antiques market, to be held on the second Saturday of each month throughout the winter season, will return to Fort Myers beginning on Saturday, January 14. The markets take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Markets On Main, a new experience in outdoor events designed for browsers and serious shoppers, seamlessly blends nostalgia with avant garde creativity in an up-to-the-minute green shopping experience. On the second Saturday of each month during the winter season, 20 to 30 unique vendors will offer a selection of wares, works of art and natural wonders that will make your head spin. Morphing from the original downtown antiques market, with its ongoing 17-year reputation, this new version of an already popular venue still offers antiques and collectibles in a fun spirit of recycling, but has combined that market with indie arts and crafts, plus a green market. Here you will find not only antique treasures, but also re-purposed, vintage furniture crafted into garden art, vintage clothing pieced into wearable art, and items from nature that surely must be edible art. Homegrown plants, handmade soaps and hand-painted signs designed for every room or mood in your home and life can also be purchased. The combined markets are managed by Cindy Kiesel, a member of the River District Alliance of historic downtown Fort Myers. Contact Cindy at 689-6246 between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday for more information. Upcoming market days are January 14, February 11, March 10 and April 14. Markets On Main are held during the winter on the second Saturday of each month NOW OPEN!With Outdoor Seating239-472-4300 New Hours: 8:30-6Call In To Go Orders The Sweet of Doing Nothing2003 Periwinkle Way Sanibel Tahitian Gardens Plaza Republican Womens LunchThe Lee County Republican Womens Club (chartered) will hold its monthly luncheon at the Crown Plaza Holiday Inn, located at 13052 Bell Tower Drive in Fort Myers, on Tuesday, January 10. Social hour will begin at 11:30 a.m., with the luncheon to follow at noon. Featured speakers at the meeting will be Karen Harrington, U.S. House of Representatives candidate for Florida District #20, and Javier Manjarres, editor of the conservative blog The Shark Tank. For more information or to make reservations, call 574-2571. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


THE RIVER JANUARY 6, 20125 TANGER OUTLETS ART AND CRAFT FESTIVAL For more info call 352-344-0657 or visit www.tnteventsinc.com Wednesday, January 11th 10am 5pm & Thursday, January 12th 10am-4pm 20359 Summerlin Road Art Crafts Food Stores Music by Patchouli Free Admission Free Parking From page 1Rick Scott Visits Estatesof Save Americas Treasures at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a Florida Historic Landmark and a National Register Historic Site. For additional information, call 334-7419 or visit www.edisonfordwinterestates. org. Thomas and Mina Edison greet Governor Rick Scott Governor Rick Scott and family visit the Edison & Ford Winter Estates Vendors Sought For Pet ExpoGrace Community Center will host a Pet Expo on Saturday, February 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vendors are needed for this first annual event, with booths starting at $45. Proceeds will benefit the Grace Community Center and its pet ministries including Feed The Pack and PAWS. We are thrilled to offer this type of event to our community, said Carol Musselman, event chair. We are seeking pet vendors of all types to ensure we provide great value to our guests. If you are interested in being a vendor, contact Musselman by phone at 574-7161 or e-mail musselman@egracechurch.com. Grace Community Center is a hub for the community, providing a path so that its neighbors can live lives of freedom and dignity. This 56,000-square-foot facility and its ministries impact the Cape Coral/ North Fort Myers area and the Route 41 corridor between Tampa and Naples. Teams feed the hungry, clothe the needy, heal the sick and educate the uneducated. For more information on Grace Community Center, call 244-1818 or visit www.egracecenter.org. The Edison and Ford Winter Estates is open year-round, seven days a week, offering traditional tours and cre ative programs to expand the usage by visitors and community members. The interpretation of the site honors the legacy of the Thomas Edison and Henry Ford families through science, history, arts and education programs, lectures, special events and activities. Edison and Ford changed the world with their inventions, pioneering the automobile industry, movies and film, lighting and electricity, sound and communications. They were lovers of the arts, devoted naturalists and futurists in their vision. Following the legacy of the two world renowned entrepreneurs, there are vast opportunities to explore their life interests and work. The following calendar of activities is also updated regularly on the website: January 2012 January: Edison Ford Inventors Summer Camp registration begins January: Exhibit opening Thomas Edison, Lewis Latimer and the Light Bulb with the Black History Museum January 5 and 19: Emerging Inventors Early Learning Class January 10, 17 and 24: Homeschool Class, Cartooning with Doug MacGregor January 10: Volunteer Program Meeting and New Volunteer Orientation January 13 and 14: Botanical Illustration Class in the Gardens with Megan Kissinger January 14: Edison Ford Garden Talk, Seasonal Winter Plants January 14: Day of Discovery at Florida Gulf Coast University January 16: Cartooning with Doug MacGregor: Innovators and Inventors Class, (grades 4 through 12) January 18 and 20: Homeschool Class, 1: Sixth grade January 21: Directors Tour to Palm Beach, Flagler Museum and Society of the Four Arts January 22: Edison Ford Bridal Fair Contact the Edison Ford at 239-3347419 to confirm schedule or visit www. edisonfordwinterestates.org for the latest news and information. All dates and times are subject to change. The Estates is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For additional information, call 239-334-7419 or visit their website at www.edisonfordwinterestates.org. Edison & Ford Estates Announce January Programs, Class Calendar To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


THE RIVER JANUARY 6, 20126 Hortoons NFM Annual Flea MarketThe North Fort Myers Community Center, located behind the North Fort Myers Library at 2021 North Tamiami Trail, will be hosting their Annual Flea Market. This flea market, held outdoors under two pavilions and on the football field, will take place on Saturday, January 21 beginning at 8 a.m. and ending at 1 p.m. The Pop Warner football concession stand will be open for food and drink purchases. Clean out your closets and turn your junk into someones joy. Six foot tables are available for $10 each under pavilions only. Six foot spots available for $5 each on football field only (you must provide your own tables). Take advantage of the crowds a community flea market can generate. Spaces are going fast, so register early to guarantee your spot or table. Call 652-4512 to pay and reserve your tables or spots. Credit cards or debit cards are the only method of payment accepted. Table/spot rentals are nonrefundable and non-transferable. There is no rain date. Call Christine or Libby at 652-4512 for more information. Greeters Club To Host Spring Fashion ShowKick off the new year with a Spring Fashion Show. Attend the next luncheon meeting of The Greeters Club of Greater Fort Myers on Thursday, January 19 at Colonial County Club on 9181 Independence Way in Fort Myers. Call today to join this dynamic group of women of Lee County. Attending the luncheon costs $18, with advance reservations required. For more information, call Janet Gambuzza at 454-5750 or Linda Fitzpatrick at 437-5653, e-mail Greeters. Lunch@comcast.net or check us out on Facebook at Greeters of Fort Myers. 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. Goss To Speak At Republican Women LunchThe January Luncheon Meeting of the Lee Republican Women Federated will be held on Monday, January 9. The guest speaker will be Chauncey Goss, candidate for Floridas 14th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives and a resident of Sanibel. Social hour begins at 11:15 a.m., with lunch and program to follow at the Hilton Garden Inn, located at 12601 University Drive in Fort Myers. The all-inclusive cost is $16 per person. To make reservations, call 239-4329389 or send an e-mail to cindylignelli222@gmail.com. Birding Class At Ding DarlingA birding class sponsored by the Sanibel-Captiva Audubon Society, called How To Bird The Refuge, will be held on Wednesday, January 18 beginning at 9:30 a.m. Dr. Harold Johnstone will conduct a one-hour session in Auditorium B at the J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center, which will be followed by a tour of the refuge to put your new knowledge to work. The San-Cap Audubons goal is to help beginning and intermediate birders learn tips to increase their bird-watching enjoyment. Participants are asked to bring their own binoculars for this class, which is limited to 30 participants. Call 395-3804 to sign up. 2023 ALTAMONT AVE NEXT TO PUBLIX 332-3945FIRST STREETLIQUORS 10% off on purchase over $30. Any liquors & wines with this ad. Mon thru Thu 10am 9pm English Country DancingLearn the social dances of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries T uesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (year-round), at the Wa-ke Hatchee Recreation Center, 16760 Bass Road, Fort Myers, 4322154. Dr ess is casual wear flat shoes with non-slip soles and no flip-flops. Partners are not necessary and beginners welcome. The music is live and the evening is family-friendly. 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, or email fortmyersdancers@hotmail. Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


7 THE RIVER JANUARY 6, 2012 Shellabration Challenge For The Largest Group Sanibel Stoop Shellabration 2012, to be held from February 17 to March 4, not only shellabrates the 75th anniversary of the Sanibel Shell Fair & Show, but also the islands shelling obsession. The festivities kick off with a mass Sanibel Stoop event on Bowmans Beach on Friday, February 17 at 10 a.m. Designed to break a Guinness Book World Record in the Largest Treasure Hunt category of 250 people. Islanders and visitors are invited to join in and sign their names to be sent to the Guinness Book of World Records to prove the island has broken the record. The Sanibel Bicycle Club will lead a ride to Bowmans Beach for those interested in participating in the Sanibel Stoop. Departure will be from Sanibel City Park, next to The Community House. Theres a name for it here on Sanibel Island, that shell-bent thing. They call it the Sanibel Stoop. So intertwined have the island and its shells become, that Sanibels identity is totally invested in seashells known as one of the top shelling destinations in the world. Beginning in the early 1900s, the procession of shellers up and down the islands beaches sparked a friendly competition between guests at two early local hotels Casa Ybel and The Matthews. Hallie Granny Matthews hosted the Shell Show & Fair in her hotel lobby starting in the late 1920s. By 1931, the event moved to the Sanibel Community Associations (SCA) Community House. Because its the 75th anniversary, we wanted to do something special, said Marge Meek, SCA president. It shows everyone this is a shell island. The week-long Shellabration promises shell-mania. For more details, visit www.Shellabration2012. com, call 472-2155 or stop by The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way. Shellabration pocket watch by Bill Jordan Sterling silver sealife pendant by Congress Jewelers Shell floor lamp by She Sells Sea Shells Tween Waters Inn on Captiva has donated a oneweek vacation for two Read us online at IslandSunNews.com Nellie s U p stairs W at e rs i d e B arHappy Hour All Day, Everyday w w ith Live musi c too Lunch Dinner Snacks in Between 11am-10pm, Plus Live MusicFREE MARINA DOCKAGEwith Dock Attendants 10% OFF LUNCH 10% OFF LUNCH BILL ONLY. ONE COUPON PER TABLE Can not be used with any other offer. 18% Gratuity may be added to bill before discount. 11am 3pm, Expires Jan., 13, 2012 SU N


THE RIVER JANUARY 6, 20128 Along The RiverDue to popular demand, True Tours is expanding its historical walking tours to include Fridays. Regularly scheduled Saturday and Sunday tours are still offered and brunch packages are available with the Sunday programs. The tours begin at 10:30 a.m. and are approximately 60 minutes in duration. Cost is $10 per person. Walk with the knowledgeable guides as they wind through the brick courtyards and colorful tile-floor arcades that make downtown Fort Myers so unique. Learn about the exciting true tales of the struggle for dominance by Fort Myers first families: Edison, Heitman, Langford, Firestone, Ford and Franklin, along with national companies like Standard Oil. Along the route, admire beautifully restored buildings in architectural styles varying from Art Deco to Moorish and Spanish-Mission to Neo-Classical. For private parties of eight or more, Haunted History tours are available on the second and fourth Fridays of each month. Lunch programs can be arranged on any day at any time for private groups. For information and reservations, call 945-0405 or visit www.truetours.net. On Saturday, January 7 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., buy unique and local art at the Saturday Art Fair in The River District. Stroll along the sidewalks of First Street while browsing through the treasures sold by a wide array of local vendors; painters, potters, weavers, jewelry makers, photographers, stained and fused glass. The event is free to the public. For more information, contact Claudia Goode at 939-2553. Enjoy good food, drink specials and a rockin good time at Nervous Nellies Crazy Waterfront Eatery in Fort Myers Beach. The casual, family-fun restaurant boasts a large selection of appetizers, fresh seafood, sandwiches and entres. While relaxing on the outdoor patio, swing to the beats of live reggae, rock and island music. Just upstairs from Nellies is Uglys Waterside Bar, the place where everyone gets prettier. Enjoy happy hour all day, every day at Uglys. On Friday, January 6, Vytas Vibe performs 1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, No Way Jos 1 to 5 p.m. followed by High Tide 6 to 10 p.m.; Monday, Vytas Vibe 1 to 5 p.m. followed by Left of Center 6 to 10 p.m.; Tuesday, Vytas Vibe 1 to 5 p.m. followed by Harrold Antoinne 6 to 10 p.m. downstairs and Mike Glean 6 to 10 p.m. upstairs; Wednesday, Vytas Vibe 1 to 5 p.m.; and Thursday, Lori Star Duo 1 to 5 p.m. followed by Harrold Antoinne 6 to 10 p.m. downstairs and The Oysters 6 to 10 p.m. upstairs. Nervous Nellies Crazy Waterfront Eatery is located at 1131 First Street, Fort Myers Beach in the historic Baywalk district. Parking for your car or boat is free for patrons. The GPS coordinates for Nellies Snug Harbour Marina are 2623.41 N 81.18 W. Call 463-8077 or go to www.nervousnellies.net On Tuesday, January 10, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) presents a special program entitled CROWs Aquatic Patients: Fresh Water and Sea Turtles. Part of its Wonders of Wildlife series, it is led by CROW volunteer Bev Ball. It begins at 11 a.m. in the facilitys Healing Winds Visitor Education Center. The clinics sea turtle patients come from the coastal waters between Sarasota and Miami and the program highlights the variety of fresh water turtles that are found throughout Southwest Florida. Ball discusses the reasons why these wild animals are admitted to CROW. CROW is located at 3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel. Call 472-3644, ext. 229 or go to www.crowclinic.org. Every Wednesday through season, Captiva Cruises offers boat cruises and tours from Captiva Island to the historic Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers. Cruise time aboard Santiva is approximately one hour and 40 minutes. The guided cruise offers a scenic and historical overview of Captiva and Sanibel Islands, a unique look at the Caloosahatchee and its importance ecologically and culturally, a great view of the Estates from the water, lunch at the private club and a tour of the Edison & Ford Winter Estates. Boat departs Captiva at 10 a.m. from Captiva Cruises, 11401 Andy Rosse Lane. It arrives for lunch at the Royal Palm Yacht Club, 2360 West First Street, after which guests will be given a guided tour of the Estates. Participants will return to Captiva aboard Santiva. Reservations are required by calling 472-5300 or going to www.captivacruises. com. Learn about Floridas freshwater and sea turtles at CROW on Sanibel Take a guided walking tour of downtown Fort Myers historic River District with True Tours vacations Please visit our River Weekly News online advertisers at www.islandsunnews.com. You can click through to their Web sites for more information about real estate, shopping, restaurants and services. Just click on the logos surrounding the front page. Chinese & Japanese Cuisine Downtown Fort Myers (Post Oce Arcade 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


9 THE RIVER JANUARY 6, 2012 Ring In The New Year With Fort Myers Art Walk, Saturday Art FairArt lovers can start the New Year with Fort Myers Art Walk and the Saturday Art Fair on the weekend of January 6 and 7. The next monthly Art Walk will take place on Friday, January 6, with local art galleries and art stops featuring new exhibits and shows. This regular cultural event draws between 1,500 and 2,500 people each month to the downtown Fort Myers River District. Then on Saturday, January 7, the organizers of Art Walk present the seasonal Saturday Art Fair. This juried art event showcases individual artists at tables along the sidewalks of First Street. The Saturday Art Fair runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is free to attend. Forty artists and art vendors are scheduled to be at Januarys Saturday Art Fair. The monthly Art Walk runs from 6 to 10 p.m. on the first Friday of every month. The January Art Walk will include a dozen art galleries and art stops and will feature new art shows, live music, and the traditional after party. Some art highlights of the Friday, January 6 Art Walk: Art of the Olympians: Showing an exhibition, Legends of featuring artwork from four dynamic USA Olympians from the 1968 Olympic Games (Rink Babka, Bob Beamon, Peggy Fleming and Al Oerter) and a collection of works by Olympic artist Steve Allen. Art League of Fort Myers: Opening reception for Imagination Gone Wild exhibit. Arts for ACT Gallery: Opening reception for a group show featuring artists David Acevedo, Todd Babb, David Belling, JoAnne Bedient, Stephen Gray-Blancett, Christina Jarmolinski, Leo Johnson, Mel Meo, George Mitchell and Paul Rodino. Alicia Schmidt will be in the office gallery exhibiting her Shell Series and pop artist Jef Hernandez will exhibit in the middle gallery room. daas Gallery: Opening reception for Untamed: The Art of Oliver Dominguez Gallery Showcase and Information Center at IberiaBank (Bayview Court at First Street). Art Walk T-shirts are available at this location as well as buttons, maps and brochures. HOWL Gallery: Opening of show featuring new and existing paintings by resident painter and tattoo artist, Matt Lackey. In One Instant: One year anniversary and show opening of Street Walking: The works of Jim Lustenader. Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center: Opening for Salon d Collage, a dynamic exhibition featuring the collaborative works of seven Southwest Florida artists. Space 39 Gallery: Group art show. Held the first Friday of every month from 6 to 10 p.m., Art Walk features local and national artwork in the downtown art galleries and several art stops in the Fort Myers River District. The evening culminates with an after party at 10 p.m. The January after party will be held at Spirits of Bacchus on Hendry Street. Always a collectors item, new Art Walk buttons will be available at galleries that night. Art Walk has its own T-shirt (in red or black). Shirts are available for a $12 donation at the IberiaBank gallery showcase during Art Walk. A free shuttle service courtesy of Select Transportation Inc., with stops planned near the art venues and parking at the Harborside Event Center, will be available for Art Walk patrons. Shuttle stops include The Oasis Condominiums, Art of the Olympians and the Patio de Leon entrance at First Street. A map of Art Walk, showing transportation and parking, will be distributed by participating galleries. Art Walk is a rain or shine event. Art Walk was started by a group of art galleries and art enthusiasts and debuted in October of 2008. Art Walk is a River District Alliance event. 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Churches/TemplesALL FAITHS UNITARIAN CONGREGATION Member of UUA 2756 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers Six blocks south of the Edison/Ford Winter Estates; 2 miles N 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. 226-0900, Email: allfaithsuc@embarqmail. com, Website: www.allfaiths-uc.org ANNUNCIATION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH 8210 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers Reverend Fr. Athanasios Michalos Orthros Service Sunday 9 a.m. Divine Liturgy Sunday 10 a.m. 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 239-850-3943, Located at Cypress Cove Retirement Center on HealthPark Campus An ecumenical non-denominational community of believers. Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study, 7 p.m. Rev. Ted Althouse, Pastor revtedalthouse@aol.com 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 Rev. Dr. Kathleen Weller, Temporary Supply 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, 481-3233; 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 BEGINNINGS CENTER New Home Church, 8505 Jenny Cae Lane, North Fort Myers, 239-656-0416 Weekly Friday Meeting Meet & Greet: 6:30 p.m. Kingdom Teaching: 7 p.m. Fellowship & Refreshments after service. nbcministry@embarqmail.com, www.facebook. com/nbcministry. Alex & Patricia Wiggins, Ministers NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH OF FORT MYERS 16120 San Carlos Boulevard, Unit 10 239-985-8503 9:45 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 11 a.m Sunday Morning Worship. 7 p.m. Wednesday Evening Bible Study NEW HOPE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 3825 McGregor Boulevard. Fort Myers Pastors: Bill Stephens, Stu Austin and Howard Biddulph, Associate Pastor 8 & 9:30 a.m. Traditional Worship 11 a.m. Contemporary Worship 8, 9:30 & 11 a.m. Sunday School Youth and Childrens programming runs concurrent to Sunday services. Nursery care provided at all services For more information visit: www.newhopefortmyers.org PEACE COMMUNITY CHURCH Meets at Ft. Myers Beach Masonic Lodge 17625 Pine Ridge Road, Fort Myers Beach 267-7400. Pastors Bruce Merton, Gail & RC Fleeman Traditional Worship 9:45 a.m. Contemporary Worship 11:15 a.m. Phone: 267-7400 Fax: 267-7407 Web site: peacecommunitychurch.com e-mail: peace1265@aol.com PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH 15840 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers Walter Still, Senior Pastor, Sunday Worship: 8 and 9:30 a.m. mile south from the intersection of McGregor, San Carlos and Gladiolus. A congregation of the ELCA. REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH 3950 Winkler Extension, Fort Myers, 274-0143 Daily early learning center/day care 8:15 & 10:15 a.m. Sunday Services SAMUDRABADRA BUDDHIST CENTER Meditation classes. All are welcome. Guided meditations offering many methods for relaxing the body and focusing the mind on virtuous objects to bring increasing peace and happiness into daily activity. For information, class times and locations call 567-9739 or visit www. MeditationInFortMyers.org. SOUTHWEST BAPTIST CHURCH 16940 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, 454-3336 Robert G. Kasten, Pastor Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m. Nursery available 9:45 a.m. Sunday School for all ages Junior Church grades one to five Wee Church Pre-K to K Evening Service 6 p.m. Wednsday Service 6 p.m. ST. COLUMBKILLE CATHOLIC CHURCH 12171 Iona Road, Fort Myers, off McGregor and north of Gladiolus. 489-3973 Father Joseph Clifford. Weekly masses: Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. Weekend masses: Saturday 3 and 5 p.m.; Sunday: 7, 9,11, and 5:30 p.m. Reconciliation is available at the church on Saturdays at noon and by appointment SAINT JOHN THE APOSTLE METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCH 3049 Mcgregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, 344-0012 Pastor Reverend Steve Filizzi An Affirming & Inclusive Congregation Sunday Services, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Mid-Week Service, Wednesday 6:30 p.m. ST. MICHAEL LUTHERAN CHURCH & SCHOOL (LCMS) 3595 Broadway, Fort Myers 239-939-4711, www.smlcs.org Wednesday Fellowship: 5:30 p.m. Dinner $5, 6:15 p.m. bible studies Worship: Saturday, 5:30 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. with 9:15 a.m. adult and childrens Bible Study, plus marriage enrichment studies. Divorce Care on Thursdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. During Lent: Wednesday worship noon and 6:15 p.m. TEMPLE BETHEL SYNAGOGUE 16225 Winkler Rd. 433-0018. Rabbi Jeremy Barras E-mail: rabbi.barras@templebethel.com Cantorial soloist: Lawrence Dermer Temple educator: Dale Cohen, Ma.Ed., R.J.E Shabbat Services, Friday, 7:30 p.m. Torah Study, Saturday, 9:15 a.m. Religious Education; Sunday School and Midweek classes, Preschool Classes, Monday through Friday Web site: www.templebethel.com Affiliated: Union for Reform Judaism TEMPLE JUDEA (CONSERVATIVE) 14486 A&W Bulb Road, Fort Myers, 433-0201, Rabbi: Rabbi Elyssa Auster President: Keith Grossman Minyan: Monday & Thursday at 9 a.m. Services: Friday night at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday morning at 9 a.m. Religious School Sunday morning Web site: www.tjswfl.org Preschool director: JoAnn Goldman email templejudeapreschool@gmail.com 433-0201, Web site: www.tjswfl.org Affiliated: United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism CHABAD LUBAVITCH OF SW FLORIDA ORTHODOX 5620 Winkler Road, Fort Myers Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz 433-7708, E-mail: rabbi@chabadswf.org Web site: www.chabadswf.org Services: Friday 6:30 p.m.; Saturday Kabbalah class 9 a.m.; Shacharit 10 a.m.; Kiddush at noon Minyan: Monday and Thursday 7 a.m. 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.continued on page 11THE RIVER JANUARY 6, 201210


THE RIVER JANUARY 6, 201211 From page 10Churches/TemplesReverend 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.org UNITARIAN 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, Interim Pastor Jim Eggert Pastor Peter Weeks Sunday Services: 8:30 a.m. Traditional; 10 a.m. Blended Traditional and Contemporary; 11:30 a.m. Contemporary. Childrens Sunday School, Adult /Teen Bible Classes, 10 a.m. Book SigningSouthwest Florida resident and author Elaine Myers will be available to sign copies of her childrens book, The Adventures of Lizzy Beth, on Thursday, January 12 from 6 to 10 p.m. and on Friday, January 13 from 6 to 11 p.m. at the St. Andrew Catholic Church Festival, 2628 Del Prado Blvd. in Cape Coral. Lizzy Beth loves adventure and animals. Her favorite thing in the world is to go exploring with her best friend, a greyhound named Joey. One special summer, they meet all sorts of new animal friends and learn more about nature than they ever thought possible. For more information, contact Traci Jones at 888-361-9473 or traci@tatepublishing.com. CommunityThrift Stor e CommunityThrift Stor e Ring in the NewYearRing in the NewYear Miners Plazaat the corner of McGregor Blvd. & GladiolusFurniture Clothing Housewares Art/Antiques Appliances Building Supplies Collectibles225-6529Open Tuesday through Saturday from 9amto4pm 15501 Old McGregor Blvd., Suite 3, Fort Myers, FL 33908in the old Kiwanis thrift store location, next to Planet Fitness All ClothingMens, Ladies & Childrens(excluding boutique & accessories)Only$1During January DRINKING GLASSES ALL BOOKS MUGS In January 50%Off Inspiration And Legends ShowOn Friday, January 6, Art of the Olympians (AOTO) will welcome Dance Alliance for a special performance. The dance troupe will perform two pieces: Inspired and Home. Inspired was based on the spark of creativity of choreography by the late Cynthia Arenillas, with whom the founding members of Dance Alliance studied. The dancers have taken a favorite class combination of Arenillas and morphed it into a series of new and dazzling steps. The piece illustrates how we as artists continue to be inspired by our mentors. The AOTO gallery will exhibit Legends of featuring artwork from four dynamic USA Olympians from the 1968 Olympic Games. The exhibit features artwork from 1968 Olympians: Rink Babka, silver medalist in discus; Bob Beamon, gold medalist in long jump; Peggy Fleming, gold medalist in figure skating and Al Oerter, gold medalist in discus. In the ancient Olympic Games, athletes were expected to excel in not only athletic pursuits, but also to excel in mind and spirit. From 1912 until 1948, there was an official Olympic Art Competition as part of the games. These 1968 Olympic Legends joined AOTO founder Oerter in 2005 to help the organization inspire individuals to discover and explore the power of their creative potential through arts, sports and educational programs based on the Olympic values. Their artwork and stories will be on display through Saturday, January 28. Families, friends and community members are invited to attend a special reception on January 6 beginning at 6 p.m. to experience Legends of in the Olympian Art Gallery at the Art of the Olympians Museum and Gallery at the Al Oerter Center for Excellence, located at 1300 Hendry Street in Fort Myers. Admission to the reception is free. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Gallery is closed to on Sundays, Mondays and holidays. For more information, visit www.artoftheolympians.com or call 332-5055. Art of the Olympians director Cathy Oerter at Decembers Art Walk Snowball fight! Drum Circle At Centennial ParkA weekly Drum Circle is flourishing in Fort Myers. It occurs every Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m. under the pavilion at Centennial Park in downtown Fort Myers. Everyone is welcome to attend. Come enjoy an evening of dancing and drumming. If not at the large pavilion, look for us by the small one by the Friends fountain. There will be drummers, dancers, poi spinners and those who just enjoy the rhythm experience. Feel free to bring snacks, drinks (non-alcoholic), chairs and any percussion instrument (there are always extra drums available to play). For more information about this and future meets, visit www.fortmyersdrumcircle.com.


THE RIVER JANUARY 6, 201212 Big Cold Front Welcomes In The New Yearby Capt. Matt MitchellAfter a near record December heatwave that brought weeks of highs in the low 80s and perfect Florida winter time conditions, the coldest temperatures of winter are on the way as I write this. Like the usual cold front pattern, fishing will by lively today as the front goes through and then will slow way down the day after the front until it slowly recovers as things start to warm back up. These cold fronts are all just a part of fishing and learning the fish patterns of winter. Although we keep hearing reports of red tide in our area, the middle to northern sound remains free of the toxic algae bloom. Large numbers of dead fish could be found from the causeway to the Sanibel Lighthouse, although they all looked like they had been dead for a long time and had blown in from somewhere else. I did hear a few reports of bait dying in anglers live wells around Punta Rassa early in the week. North of Tarpon Bay, the sound was pristine with clear water and lots of bait and fish activity. Dont let all these shocking TV reports of red tide keep you from going out and wetting a line or spending some quality time on the water. TV news simply wants to sensationalize the naturally occurring red tide to boost ratings. If you want to know if the red tide is in our area, check it out with your own eyes and nose. Take a walk out on the dock at Jensens Twin Palms on Captiva, have a good look across the sound, talk to people who make their living on the water and make the call yourself. How often do TV media get out on the water? Probably never. If I have one more client from Wisconsin call me to tell me how bad our red tide is because they have seen it on the news Im going to freak! Fishing this week was good and just got better and better the closer the cold front got. The super low morning tides had the fish bunched up and feeding hard. Redfish were the main target. Most were on the small side but the action was non-stop once you located them. Although the big redfish of the week on my boat was only 24 inches, the action at times was awesome, with several double headers. Every trip this week we managed a few keeper reds along with some other mixed bag fish for dinner including pompano, flounder and sheepshead. Catch-and-release snook fishing around the passes only produced a few fish but they were worth the wait as most were quality fish. The best snook bite was on the end of the outgoing tide. Snook to 30 inches were caught this week with a few bigger ones lost too. The 30-incher was caught by 14-year-old Max Bergmann from Minnesota with the water temperature in the high 60s. The snook hit the bait so lightly I would have guessed it was a small fish at first. Not until a minute or so into the fight did the snook reveal itself, making a few great jumps and runs. We snapped a few pictures and released the fish unharmed. One of the things I really like about winter time fishing is the huge variety of fish that can be caught. My go-to winter rig of a live shrimp on a jig head will produce a crazy mixed bag. A few trips this week we had around 10 different species caught. You often have to fish though a lot of small fish while using live shrimp you never know what that next bite will bring. It could be something unexpected, another bait-stealing small mangrove snapper or it could be that one big fish that got you out on the water. Capt. Matt Mitchell has been fishing local waters since he moved to Sanibel in 1980. He now lives in St. James City and works as a back country fishing guide. If you have comments or questions email captmattmitchell@aol.com. Send Us Your Fish TalesThe River Weekly would like to hear from anglers about their catches. Send us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of catch, species and weight, and include photographs with identification. Drop them at the River Weekly, 1609 Hendry Street, Suite 15, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, or email to press@riverweekly.com. Max Bergmann with his 30-inch snook caught this week fishing with Capt Matt Mitchell ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEADS FACTORY TRAINED MERCURY MARINER JOHNSON EVINRUDE SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I/O'S MERCRUISER 1Courteous 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 BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island


13 THE RIVER JANUARY 6, 2012 CROW Case Of The Week: White Pelicanby Patricia MolloyWith a ninefoot wingspan, the American white pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) is one of the largest birds in North America. While their plumage is white, they have black flight feathers that are visible when their wings are extended. Unlike the more common brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis), the white pelican does not dive into the water for its food. It floats on the water and scoops fish and water into its distensible gular (throat) pouch. It then holds its heads up to drain out the water, allowing the bird to swallow the fish. Several white pelicans may fish together, moving in a circle to herd the fish toward the center. Imagine the concern felt by naturalist Vince McGrath when he found one of these majestic birds in obvious distress near South Seas on November 29. McGrath promptly contacted the wildlife rehabilitation specialists at CROW. Upon arrival at the clinic, the pelican was unable to stand or flap his wings and had difficulty holding up his head. At examination, it was discovered that the pelican was suffering from toxicosis caused by red tide. He had likely suffered respiratory irritation after breathing in the algal bloom or had eaten a fish that had digested the organism. He had a lot of feather lice, so he must have been down awhile, noted CROW Senior Rehabilitator Robin Bast. During the first few days of his treatment, the patient was tube fed Piscivore, a formula designed to meet the metabolic needs of a critically ill fish-eating seabird. He also received fluid injections under the skin to prevent dehydration, along with a liver detox containing milk thistle to stimulate his liver. Artificial tears and an antibiotic ointment were administered to his eyes every two hours because the bird was unable to blink. On day seven, the staff gave a collective sigh of relief when the pelican became snappy and tried to nip one of his caregivers. The following day, he began eating fish on his own and was eventually moved to the pelican complex so he could stretch his wings and exercise his chest muscles. On December 14, the white pelican was healthy and eager for freedom. He was released on Sanibel, away from the algal bloom. The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc. is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from the Gulf Coast of Florida. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to PO Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit www. crowclinic.org. Ready for take off! Dr. David Nichols and CROW student intern Jeana Harms evaluate the patients condition An Inside Look At Wildlife Recovery submitted by Claudia BurnsThe CROW Picture Show offers an insiders look at why critters come to CROW and features photos of the wild animals who wind up there. Last year, CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife), Southwest Floridas only wildlife hospital, cared for more than 4,000 sick, injured and orphaned animals. Of the more than 200 different species, 54 percent were birds, 38 percent mammals and eight percent reptiles/amphibians/invertebrates. Due to restrictions imposed by governmental agencies, CROW cannot allow visitors to view patients in person. But in this 30-minute presentation, visitors can see photos of current and past patients, with commentary by Claudia Burns, a veteran clinic volunteer. The CROW Picture Show will be held on Friday, January 6 at 11 a.m. in the CROW Healing Winds Visitor Education Center, located at 3883 Sanibel-Captiva Road (across from The Sanibel School). Admission for adults is $5, teenagers are $3 and both members and children 12 and under are free. Admission includes the presentation, plus the opportunity to explore CROWs hands-on educational facility and become familiar with its efforts to save wildlife through compassion, care and education. For more information about The CROW Picture Show, call 472-3644 ext. 231. To learn more about CROW, visit www.crowclinic.org. Baby coyote photo courtesy of CROW FINE ITALIAN CUISINE IL TESORO RISTORANTEinspired by Island Fare in a bistro style Fine Italian Cuisine New Bistro Menu! New Bistro Menu!Pre-fix $35 for 3 courses Monday Thursday 4:45 5:45+tax and 18% gr atuity will be added only valid January 2012, cannot use with any other discounts or coupons, special menu only Fresh ingredients, simplicity, love... the recipe for a treasured dining experience Chef/Owner AJ Black751 TARPON BAY ROAD SANIBEL ISLAND, FL WWW.ILTESORO.NET 239-395-4022 RESERVATIONS SUGGESTED Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


THE RIVER JANUARY 6, 201214 Plant SmartBird Of Paradiseby Gerri ReavesUpon seeing the exotic flower of the bird of paradise (Strelitzia reginae) for the first time, someone is likely to do a double-take and ask Whats that plant? This native of South Africa is also called the crane flower because the flower resembles a bird in flight or poised with wings spread and plume erect. The flowers are comprised of orange sepals and a blue tongue, which emerge from a beak-like bract, or modified leaf. Hows that for vivid color in the landscape? The flowers last up to two weeks when cut for flower arrangements, one advantage to having it in the landscape. The large paddle-shaped leaves arise from a clump, reaching five feet high or more and at least as broad. This structure makes it ideal for filling swaths of space in a mass planting. The waxen, evergreen leaves are about one and one-half feet long and six inches wide. They resemble miniature banana leaves. In fact, bird of paradise is a close relative of the banana family. Although prized for its beauty, the bird of paradise is not necessarily low maintenance. While it will adjust to various light conditions, from full sun to shade, it requires plenty of water and well-drained rich soil. For optimum bloom, it requires fertilizer. It is also liked by pests such as grasshoppers and scales. Clumps can be divided for propagation, and it does well as a container plant. The capsules split to reveal red seeds. Sources: Florida, My Eden by Frederic B. Stresau, edis.ifas.ufl.edu, and www.floridata.com. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. Bird of paradises paddle-shaped leaves resemble those of the banana plant, a close relative This exotic flower is also called the crane flower photos by Gerri Reaves Shell Point is located in Fort Myers, 2 miles before the Sanibel Causeway.The Arbor is located in The Woodlands neighborhood at Shell Point at 8100 Arbor Court, Fort Myers, Florida 33908Learn About Assisted Living at Shell Point 2012 Shell Point. All rights reserved. HCR-308-11 Assisted Living Open House &Health Fair Saturday, January7, from 10 am-3 pmThe Arbor at Shell Point CONCERNED ABOUT A LOVED ONE? ZzZJoin us on Saturday, January 7th for a Shell Point Assisted Living Open House and Health Fair. Personally guided tours will offer a glimpse into the lifestyle of assisted living, and informational presentations will provide answers to any questions you may have about assisted living services. The Event is FREE!To RSVP or, if you have questions, call (239) 454-2077.Master Gardener Volunteer TrainingDo you like gardening and wish to make your yard and community a greener, friendlier place? If so, the Master Gardener Volunteer Program is for you. The Lee County Master Gardener Program is looking for a few good volunteers to help our neighbors and community become a nicer place to live. Training includes 70 hours of classroom and field training. Master Gardener training classes are scheduled for 14 consecutive weeks each Friday (except for Good Friday) starting on January 27 and continuing until May 4. Classes will be from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Classes will be held at two training locations: Terry Park and Rutenberg Park, both located in Fort Myers. Master Gardener trainees are required to participate in volunteer activities after graduation. Classes are taught by horticulturalist Tom Becker and others. Applications are now being accepted for the winter/spring class. For an application and more information, contact Claudia at 533-7514 or visit our website at http://lee.ifas.ufl.edu/FYN/ MGHomepage.shtml. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


THE RIVER JANUARY 6, 201215 Reservations Required for All Cruises All Cruises(239)472-5300Cruises depart from beautiful Captiva Islandwww.captivacruises.com Call for departure time THE BEST WAY TO SEE THE BEST WAY TO SEE THE ISLANDS IS FROM THE WATER THE ISLANDS IS FROM THE WATER 10 a.m. Island Cruise to Useppa Or Cabbage Key Adventure Sailing Cruises 4:00 p.m. Dolphin Watch Cruise Beach & Shelling Cruise Sunset Serenade Cruise with Island Musicians 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 lounge1/2 Price DrinksCall & Well Liquor, Draft Beer Selections, Select House Wine From page 1Morning Meanderand trail while learning more about the birds, butterflies and plants that call this home. Visit one small section of a 1,290acre Conservation 20/20 wilderness oasis that includes nature trails, scenic observation areas and picnic pavilions. Participants will gather at Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserves east entrance, located at 10130 Bayshore Road in North Fort Myers. Meet in the parking lot at 8:45 a.m. For more information, call 533-7455 or visit www.conservation2020.org. This free tour is provided in cooperation with Lee County Parks and Recreation. Restrooms are available. On Saturday, January 7, nature lovers are invited to take a morning meander atop the marsh at Prairie Pines Preserve, also located in North Fort Myers. The free guided nature walk along a quarter-mile loop boardwalk will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. This hour-long stroll will traverse a seasonal marsh while learning more about the birds, butterflies, and plants that call it home. Visit one small section of a 2,654acre Conservation 20/20 wilderness oasis that includes nature trails, wildlife observation areas and equestrian trails. Restrooms available. Participants will meet in the parking lot of Prairie Pines Preserve, located at 18400 N. Tamiami Trail in North Fort Myers For more information, call 533-7455. Fort Myers Beach Yacht Club Sets Next MeetingThe monthly meeting of the Fort Myers Beach Yacht Club will be held on Wednesday, January 25 at the American Legion Post 274 on San Carlos Island, 899 Buttonwood Drive in Fort Myers Beach. Dinner will be catered by The Sandy Butler Restaurant and is available for $14 per person. Social hour begins at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. and the membership meeting is 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 at 2926284 for required reservations and additional information.. 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 community oriented club, with more than 130 members and 60 boats, maintains a very 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 their own waterfront facility, dues are only $100 per year per couple or $60 per single. To learn more about the club, visit www.FMBYachtClub.org. Bird Walk At Fort Myers Beach LagoonThe Sanibel-Captiva Audubon Society will have its first off-island bird outing on Saturday, Januray 7 at the Fort Myers Beach Lagoon. Meet at Villa Santini Plaza (approximately five miles from the Fort Myers Bridge, diagonally across from the Holiday Inn on Estero Boulevard). Free parking will be available. These bird walks are open to the public and all levels of experience. A $2 donation is appreciated. For additional details, call Hugh Verry at 395-3798. Queen butterfly Captiva Cruises To Resume Tour To The Tarpon Lodge & Calusa Heritage Trail On Pine IslandCaptiva Cruises newest expedition in its Discover Southwest Florida History tours will focus on the fishing cultures in Pine Island Sound, a story of fascinating characters and traditions. This cruise will depart from McCarthys Marina on Captiva and travel to Pineland on Pine Island. Along the way, passengers will get an up-close look at historic fish houses of Pine Island Sound and discuss commercial fishing and the fishing cultures from the indigenous Calusa, to Spanish Cuban Ranchos, to the Punta Gorda Fish Company and to the spectacular tarpon and sport fishing of today. They will be greeted at The Tarpon Lodge and will be oriented to this charming location, the family-run business and their tradition of fishing within Pine Island Sound and Charlotte Harbor. Passengers then will relax while enjoying the old Florida charm of the 1926 Tarpon Lodge, where lunch will be savored with waterfront views of Pine Island Sound and mangrove islands. After lunch, passengers will walk to The Randell Research Center (RRC), located across the street from The Tarpon Lodge. The RRC, a program of the Florida Museum of Natural History, aims to establish and maintain at the internationally significant Pineland archeological and historical site a permanent facility dedicated to learning and teaching the archeology, history and ecology of Southwest Florida. An RRC educator will guide them along the Calusa Heritage Trail to one of the pre-Columbian mounds of the ancient Calusa while elaborating on this unique fishing culture. This cruise to Pine Island will occur on Fridays, departing at 10 a.m. from McCarthys Marina on Captiva. Captiva Cruises has established Discover Southwest Florida History cruises to Cabbage Key, Useppa Island, Boca Grande and has recently added cruises to The Edison & Ford Winter Estates on the Caloosahatchee as well as this cruise to Pine Island. These are excellent opportunities for families, friends and neighbors to get together and learn about the history of Southwest Florida while enjoying a day out on the water. Additional information and reservations for this Discover Southwest Florida History cruise to Pine Island, or any of Captiva Cruises programs and tours, may be obtained by calling Captiva Cruises at 472-5300.


THE RIVER JANUARY 6, 201216 Annual Speaker Series, In The Face Of Courage, Starts In JanuaryShell Point Retirement Community has announced its fourth annual Speaker Series will begin in January, according to Dawn Boren, director of resident life. This years theme is In The Face of Courage, and features Joel Sonnenberg, Richard Picciotto, and Dave Sanderson, all of whom have overcome a range of adversities. All residents of Southwest Florida are invited to attend, but tickets are required. This series will be presented during the following dates and times: Monday, January 16, at 7 p.m.: A Story of the Resilience of the Human Spirit with Joel Sonnenberg Friday, February 3, at 7 p.m.: Surviving the World Trade Center Collapse with Richard Picciotto Tuesday, March 6, at 7 p.m.: The Miracle on the Hudson with Dave Sanderson The annual speaker series has become such a popular series, and we are very pleased to continue offering top notch speakers again this year for the fourth year of its existence, said Boren. We know that the speakers lined up have faced many different challenges and they have all been able to look at the positives of those experiences. We hope that each presentation will offer an opportunity to engage the mind on a variety of topics. The presentations will be held in The Village Church auditorium on The Island at Shell Point on three different nights, January through March. Tickets can be purchased as a subscription to the entire speaker series for $60, or individual speaker presentation tickets can be purchased at $25 each. To purchase tickets, or for additional information, call 454-2067 or visit www.shellpoint.org/concerts. Speaker Series Details: A Story of the Resilience of the Human Spirit with Joel Sonnenberg Joel Sonnenberg is a young man who was transformed from a lifeless lump of coal into a diamond of rare beauty. Only through faith and persistence was Sonnenberg able to beat insurmountable odds in order to live a life of blessing and honor. At the age of two, when a tractor trailer smashed into his family car, Sonnenberg was burned beyond recognition. He has learned to accept his circumstances and excel beyond all expectations. His story proves that the extraordinary is within everyones grasp if you walk forward with true faith and courage. Surviving the World Trade Center Collapse with Richard Picciotto Firefighter and inspirational speaker Richard Picciotto was a FDNY Battalion Commander in Manhattan on September 11, 2001. Following the terrorist attack, Picciotto rushed inside the World Trade Center to rescue those inside, but soon found himself trapped in the smoldering rubble of the North Tower after its collapse. Picciottos gripping first-person account provides a firefighters view of the 9/11 World Trade Center catastrophe and emergency response. He played a vital role in the massive operation, testified in front of the 9/11 Commission, and has appeared on many major networks, including CNN, the History Channel, and National Geographic. His book, Last Man Down, chronicles his harrowing experience on 9/11 and has become a New York Times bestseller. The Miracle on the Hudson with Dave Sanderson Returning home from a routine business trip on January 15, 2009, Dave Sanderson survived The Miracle on the Hudson. After a bird struck flight 1549, there was nothing for the crew to do but to ditch the plane in the Hudson River. Sitting on the plane, in what many would consider to be the wrong place at the wrong time, Sanderson knew he was exactly where he was supposed to be. Thinking only of helping others in the crisis, Sanderson became the last person off the plane that day, and was responsible for ensuring many others got off safely. Though facing fear and exposed to frigid water and freezing temperatures, he remembered the words of his mother, If you cant, you must, and he summoned the inner strength to persevere. Antiques And Jewelry ShowThe Sanibel Island Antiques and Jewelry Show is held three times a year January 14 and 15, February 11 and 12 and March 10 and 11 featuring 25 to 30 of the highest quality antiques, jewelry and collectible exhibitors brought together for your viewing and buying pleasures. Some are from the Southwest Florida area and many are from different parts of the country. The Sanibel Island Antiques and Jewelry Show is held at The Community House, located at 2173 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. Hours on Saturday are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The show has been a part of the Sanibel charm for more than 30 years. There have been four owners of the show and, at times, they continue to set up booths through out the winter season. The current owners of the show are Amy and Jon Oakley of Oakley Promotions. The Oakleys are second generation to the antiques world and to the Sanibel Island Antiques and Jewelry Show. Amy is a native of Fort Myers Beach. Her parents, Ken and Carol Borton, had Grannys Stuff Antiques Store on Fort Myers Beach in the late 80s and early 90s. Amys dad also specialized in crystal repair. The Bortons love of travel and antiques led them to do antiques shows all over the country, from Maine to California, but always made sure to be home for the Sanibel Island Show. When Amys mom passed away in 2002, she started working with her dad learning the craft and artistry of crystal repair and restoration. In 2007, the Oakleys took over the Crystal Repair business full time after Ken passed away and have done the Sanibel shows for the last five winter seasons as crystal and glass restoration specialists. For the past 25 years, at least one member of the family has participated in this show. This year, the Oakleys will make the transition to show promoters. They also have two antiques shows in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina held in the fall and spring. The Oakleys strive to offer high quality antiques, jewelry and collectibles exhibitors that provide a wide array of quality merchandise. As the Oakleys say, We do 30 antiques shows a year as crystal repair specialist, from the original Miami Beach Antiques Show with over 800 exhibitors to small womans club shows in Raleigh, North Carolina. While we travel for our Crystal Repair business, we always are on the look out for interesting and fun booths to invite to the Sanibel show. For information abouth the Sanibel Island Antiques and Jewelry Show or about crystal and glass repair, go to www. oakleypromotions.com and www.crystalglassrepair.com. Joel Sonnenberg Richard Picciotto Dave Sanderson Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


17 THE RIVER JANUARY 6, 2012 Caring For Your PlantsPalms And Frostby Justin BrentOne of the first questions people ask about a certain palm is its cold hardiness or cold tolerance (both mean the same thing). This refers to the minimum temperature that a palm can withstand before it begins to freeze to death. Different types of palms come from different parts of the world. Some come from tropical rainforests while some come from hot, dry deserts. A palms natural habitat is where it has been growing since the beginning of time (in most cases). Thus, the palm has become accustomed to the climate, conditions and environment around it. If a palm is subjected to colder or drier conditions than it is used to in its native home, it can suffer damage or even death. Even some of our Florida native palms can withstand more frost than others. Our native Needle Palm (Rhapidophyllum hystrix) is cold tolerant to -15 degrees F, while our native Coconut Palm (Cocos nucifera) does not like temperatures below 40 degrees F! Simply put, a palm has a temperature and humidity range in which it is able to photosynthesize and grow. If the temperature falls below this range, the cells in the palms leaves (chlorophyll) stop photosynthesizing and begin to die. The leaves will be the first to go, followed by the stems, crown, and lastly the main trunk. Some palms have been chilled long enough to lose all their leaves (defoliate) but not long enough to freeze the grow point (crown). In this case, the palm will usually recover by pushing new growth once temps become warmer. Full recovery can take years. New developments and discoveries in horticulture are replacing cold-sensitive Golden Malayan Coconut Palms with new hybrids and a higher-elevation Cold-Hardy Coconut Palm out of Madagascar. This new species can withstand temperatures down to 22 degrees F! The lesson learned here? Ask your local nursery or landscaper if the palms you or they want to use are cold hardy down to at least 25 degrees F. Then you can rest easy throughout our cooler winter season. Brent is the first person in the Western Hemisphere to create TeddyTriangle hybrid palms through manual cross-pollination. He is a landscape architect in south Florida specializing in custom, upscale landscapes. He has served on the board of the Palm Society of Southern California and is a member the International Palm Society and the Florida Farm Bureau. Brent can be reached at seabreezenurseries@ gmail.com. The Cold-Hardy Coconut Palm from Madagascar looks exactly like the Florida native Coconut Palm, but withstands much more frost. We Proudly Brew 2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, Fl 33957 Ph: 239.472.0606 www.SanibelIslandCow.com aij amandasislandjewelswww. .com amandasislandjewelsAmandas Island JewelsAvailable Here & Onlinewww.AmandasIslandJewels.com Always Fresh ...Always! Tropical Outdoor Patio Seating Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow with our Famous Stone Crabs1/2 lb & 1 lb. quantities Appetizers & Full Dinners Best Prices On The Planet w w w w w w w w Fun "new" Moo Wear for all ages Fun "new" Moo Wear for all agesSanibels Most Award Winning Restaurant Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week. Snacks In-between Live Music! Outdoor Seating Live MusicAlways Fresh ...Always Fun! SOUTHERN LIVING MAGAZINES TOP 5 BREAKFAST IN FLORIDA


THE RIVER JANUARY 6, 201218 Broadway Palms First Production, Me And My Girl, Back To Start 2012Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre is proud to present of the Tony Award winning musical Me And My Girl playing through February 11. The theatre opened its very first season with this production back in 1993. This toe-tapping musical explores slapstick humor alongside a feel-good love story. Bill Snibson, a cockney ner-do-well from Lambeth, finds himself to be the unlikely heir to the Earl of Hareford. In order to collect his inheritance, he must learn to be a proper gentleman and satisfy the executors of the estate. The Duchess feels she can help Bill and make him fit and proper, but she doesnt think theres any hope for his cockney girlfriend. They attempt to educate Bill into the ways of the gentry and separate him from his cockney girlfriend... and the result is chaos of the most comical kind! Performances of Me And My Girl are staged Tuesday through Sunday evenings, with selected matinees. Ticket prices range from $27 to $51, with group discounts available for parties of 20 or more. Tickets are now on sale and can be reserved by calling 278-4422, by visiting www.BroadwayPalm.com or by stopping by the box office at 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Jennifer Weingarten as Sally Smith and Vince Wingerter as Bill Snibson A scene from Me And My Girl Classic At Firehouse TheatreBegin your new year at the Firehouse Community Theatre with Arsenic and Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring. The show runs January 13, 14, 20 and 21 at 7 p.m. and January 15 and 22 at 2 p.m. Arsenic and Old Lace is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York. Directed by long time theater member Julie Wilkins, Arsenic and Old Lace is a combination of humor and bizarre situations that centers on two elderly sisters who are famous in their Brooklyn neighborhood for their numerous acts of charity. Unfortunately, their charity includes poisoning lonely old men who come to their home looking for lodging. The two sisters are assisted in their crimes by their nephew who believes he is Teddy Roosevelt. The situation becomes more complex when a second nephew discovers the murders and a third nephew appears after having just escaped from a mental institution. The cast includes Barb Brandenburg McDowell as Abby Brewster, Janice Groves as Martha Brewster, Mike Shough as Mortimer Brewster, Henry Avery as Teddy Brewster, Deb Kik as Dr. Einstein, Sonja Steadman as Elaine Harper, Dennis Rock as Officer OHara, Sam Medina as Officer Brophy, Troy Avery as Officer Klein, Robert Wilk as Rev. Harper, Raoul Battaler as Lt. Rooney, Wayne Wilkins as Mr. Witherspoon and Travis Dowhen as Mr. Gibbs. Tickets are $12 in advance and $14 at the window. For advance ticket sales, call 863-675-3066 or email info@firehousecommunitytheatre.com. The Firehouse Community Theatre is at 241 North Bridge Street in downtown LaBelle. For more information visit www. firehousecommunitytheatre.com. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com Stutts Returns To Theatre Conspiracy In Walt Whitman: Liberal And LustyTheatre Conspiracy, Southwest Floridas most innovative theatre company, is pleased to announce the opening of Walt Whitman: Liberal And Lusty As Nature, written and performed by Will Stutts on January 6 at the Fould Theatre in Fort Myers. Stutts, who enthralled audiences last year with his portrayal of Frank Lloyd Wright returns to Fort Myers as Walt Whitman, among the most influential poets in the American canon, often called the father of free verse. His work was very controversial in its time, particularly his poetry collection Leaves Of Grass. The proof of a poet is that his country absorbs him as affectionately as he has absorbed it. As the play begins, we encounter Whitman in old age at his home in Camden, New Jersey, its floor littered with books, papers and peanut shells. His left arm hangs limply at his side, rendered useless by one of a series of strokes. Whitman moved to the city in 1873 and remained there the rest of his life, but he never had any illusions about it. God created Camden as an exercise for purgatory, he says early in the play. Later, as he recalls visits from such luminaries as Oscar Wilde and the Brontes, he calls himself the only person that ever caused anybody intentionally to come to Camden. He is speaking to his unseen biographer, Horace Traubel. His narrative is roughly chronological, starting with his beloved mother and stern father (the coldest man Ive ever known) and proceeding through his early years in Brooklyn and Long Island, his spotty journalistic career, his service in field hospitals during the Civil War, his time in Washington with the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Justice Department, and finally his move to Camden and his continual revision of his revolutionary poetic masterpiece, Leaves Of Grass. When asked about the show, Stutts replied, I always believed theater should entertain. But youve got to leave (the audience) with something. Its a two-way street they paid that ticket to get something, and if its a little bit of illumination, if its an interest to go and read more ... What theater can do is in a very accessible way remind them of who (the characters) really are, to bring them alive and let people see, where did all that stuff come from? Tickets for the show are $18. Walt Whitman: Liberal And Lusty As Nature plays January 6 through January 21, on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., with one Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. on January 15. For more information, visit www.theatreconspiracy.org or call the box office at 9363239.


19 THE RIVER JANUARY 6, 2012ArtFest Fort Myers Artists Presenting WorkshopsArtFest Fort Myers returns to the River District on February 4 and 5 and, for the first time this year, there are three opportunities to participate in workshops with ArtFest participating artists either before or after the event at the Alliance for the Arts. These Brush With A Master workshops represent a new collaboration between ArtFest and the Alliance. On Friday, February 3 from 9 a.m. to noon, Panama City-based master artist Emilie Pritchard will introduce you to the fascinating world of modern beadwork and lead you through creating your own unique bracelet based on the evolution of the cube. Pritchard has been a weaver for most of her career, but recently broadened her horizons to include fascinating, geometrically-derived beadworks. Her jewelry and abstract pieces are as dazzling to the mind as they are to the eye. Her bead weaving workshop is $85 for Alliance members and $100 for nonmembers. On Monday, February 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., explore watercolor/acrylic collage with Ohio-based painter Mel Gruau. His realistic and abstract images tend to be infused with subdued colors, which he says reflects his reserved personality. His work has been purchased for numerous private and corporate, national and international collections. This is a great opportunity for artists of all levels to learn about the limitless possibilities of the watercolor/acrylic collage medium and to bring away new techniques for artistic expression. Grunaus workshop is $150 for Alliance members and $175 for nonmembers. Then on Tuesday, February 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Minneapolis-based mother/daughter team of Rachelle and Teri Meagher will present mixed media texture techniques. They have quickly established a national reputation for their vibrantly colored, highly textured paintings. Teri Meagher was recently featured inside the front cover and on page one of The Artists Magazine. Come explore their toolbox of techniques that build layers of texture, color and loose abstract imagery. Their workshop is $150 for Alliance members and $175 for nonmembers. All three Brush With A Master workshops will be held at the Alliance for the Arts, located on the corner of Colonial and McGregor boulevards in Fort Myers. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today. Contact Jamie Golob at 939-2787 or education@artinlee.org to register or get more information. Go to www.artinlee.org to download the entire new winter/spring catalog of classes and workshops at the Alliance. Untitled by Rachelle and Teri Meagher Overture to Summer by Mel Grunau Square Bracelet by Emilie Pritchard Bright by Rachelle and Teri Meagher Evening Shadows by Mel Grunau Voted BEST OF THE ISLANDS Specials Every DayShare your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER JANUARY 6, 201220 A Cool And Swingin Show At BIG ARTSby Di SaggauA favorite with BIG Arts audiences returns on Saturday, January 28 with a brand new show and a special guest. Five By Design, a popular vocal quintet, will treat audiences to some great music that also features sax legend Richie Cole. The show is done in a Garrison Keillor-style radio broadcast that touches upon Coles 40-year career in music. I spoke recently with Mike Swedberg, a member of the group, and he told me that the cast members not only sing, they do the commercials and comedy sketches. We even have a sound effects table and one of our members is the foley man, said Swedberg. Of course, the special guest of the broadcast is Richie Cole who has recorded with some of the biggest names around, including Doc Severinsen, Lionel Hampton and Buddy Rich. Swedberg said the show is balanced with timeless music, sketches and old time radio commercials. People love the show. As far as the music goes weve got great standards, Take The A Train, a swing treatment of Almost Like Being In Love, and a great Latin-style treatment of Night And Day. We even have a clever commercial for a make believe product, Spiff Dog Food, our sponsor for the evening. Richie Cole is called the last of a breed a fast and competitive musical gunslinger. Swedberg talked about his favorite Cole moments in the show. Richie does an incredible arrangement of Pure Imagination, followed by a vocal arrangement of What A Wonderful World, made famous by Louis Armstrong. He added, The show is good for all ages. Older people love it because it brings back memories, but young people have really been getting into the music a lot more too. We get a lot of positive feedback even from kids in high school. The members of Five By Design met in college in the late s. A performance with the Milwaukee Symphony in 1994 launched their symphony career and they have been performing full time ever since. Their style is similar to the Modernaires of Glenn Miller fame, and Tommy Dorseys Pied Pipers. Its an evening of warm, wellrounded vocals with vintage style, a touch of comedy and sax legend Richie Cole. Cool And Swingin with Richie Cole and Five By Design performs in Schein Hall at BIG Arts on January 28 at 8 p.m. For tickets or more information, call 3950900. Richie Cole performs with Five By Design Limited Engagement At Art CenterThe Minneapolis-based physical-theater company Live Action Set performs its original production, The 7-Shot Symphony ( aka The Kickass Cowboy Show), 2011 Ivey Award winner for Best Overall Production and Overall Excellence. The show runs January 12 at 7:30 p.m., and January 13 and 14 at 8 p.m. at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. Hailed as the love child of Quentin Tarantino and Cirque du Soleil, and avant-garde for the masses, Live Action Sets mash-up of seven myths from around the world reinterpreted against the backdrop of Americas epic Old West has received critical acclaim across the Midwest. The shows American setting of superhuman strength, heroism, and comeuppance illuminates the contemporary relevance of these ancient tales. Performed without set or props, just with a whole lot of creative ingenuity, The 7-Shot Symphony places focus on the actors bare ability to illuminate a world of richly filled images. Creating visually entertaining and emotionally insightful storytelling, Live Action Set builds upon its roots in dance, continues its tradition of physical theater, and infuses elements borrowed from cinematography, cartoons, Italys Commedia dellArte, and Frances treteau traditions. Performances are supported by live, original tunes from Minneapolis-based band Tree Party, whose style puts a contemporary twist on traditional country music. Originally premiering in March, 2011 at Loring Theater, The 7-Shot Symphony has performed in Red Wing, Minnesota and Chicago, Illinois. The tour to Florida, Kentucky, and Tennessee marks the companys first multicity venture beyond the Midwest. Based on the success at home as well as in Chicago and Red Wing, we believe this show has the wings to take flight and soar to audiences beyond our Twin Cities. Touring extends the life of the production, employs actors, promotes Minnesota, and is a big part of our plan for long range sustainability, said Noah Bremer, artistic director Live Action Set is led by Joanna Harmon, executive director, and Noah Bremer, artistic director. This production is developed by Live Action Set under the primary creative direction of Ryan Underbakke and written by Matt Spring and Ryan Underbakke and performed by Mark Benzel, Joey Ford, Damian Johnson, Emily King, Matt Riggs, Dustin Suggs, and Jenna Wyse. Local band Tree Party Joey Ford, Jenna Wyse, Travis Bolton, Andy Carroll, and Derek Trost will perform originally composed music live with their violin, mandolin, electric guitar, and upright acoustic bass. Debbie Tallen creates the lighting design, and Mandi Johnson and Amelia English create costumes. The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is at 2301 First Street in the River District, Fort Myers. Volunteers are needed to assist in the office and with regularly scheduled seasonal events. Contact Sally Joslyn at 3331933 or sally.sbdac@gmail.com for more information. Fort Myers Beach Art Association Hosts Open HouseThese are the last days of the Fort Myers Beach Art Association (FMBAA) Art Divine holiday sale, which will close with the Open House event. Many pieces still cover the walls as artists bring in new pieces when one in sold. Dont miss this opportunity to purchase original local artwork at prices no higher than $99. Included in the hundreds of pieces are both framed and unframed works done in various media for really great prices. Tickets can be purchased for the raffle of a framed watercolor painting by the famous artist Jerry McLish. Drawing for the winner will be at the Open House, which takes place on Thursday, January 12, with proceeds benefitting the scholarship fund. The holiday sale extends until noon on January 12. The gallery will be open during regular hours. On January 12 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the FMBAA board will host the Open House at the gallery for members and those interested in checking out the association. President Meg Bushnell will introduce the activities of the association, and from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. there will be a free demonstration, A To Z Acrylic, by Kevin Tobin, Jr. He will cover pigments, extending paints, digital grounds and open acrylics. There will be information packets, samples and refreshments. Call the gallery at 4633909 to sign up to attend. Rose Edin, TWSA NWS, will be teaching a workshop at the Fort Myers Beach Art Association from January 16 to 20 in The Wonderful World of Color. She is a watercolor instructor, author and well known fine watercolor artist. The workshop is $300 for members and $330 for non-members. More information can be found by calling Karen Borden at 4630343. Sign up now to reserve your space in the workshop. Februarys workshop will be Carol Frye, NWS ISEA, a Florida artist who works in multimedia and intuitive methods. Her workshop is $285 for members and $315 for non-members. More information on workshops can be found online at www.fortmyersbeachart.com or by calling the gallery at 463-3909. The FMBAA also sponsors local artists teaching short workshops on the beach. Sue Pink will be teaching Collage on February 2 and 3. These classes will cost only $50 per day for expert instruction. Neil Walling will again teach Plein Air Painting for three mornings on February 23, 24 and 25 for only $20 each. For the first time, Patty OKane will offer Introduction To Drawing and Dry Media Exposure, an introductory level/ refresher course using various materials and techniques in a series of four evening classes from 6 to 9 p.m. two days, Wednesday and Thursday, January 25 and 26, and two days, Tuesday and Wednesday, January 31 and February 1. Cost is $100 for the series, or $25 for continued on page 27 The Old West comes alive on stage


21 THE RIVER JANUARY 6, 2012 Alliance February Exhibit Showcases Mixed Media Artist Michelle SalesMixed media artist Michelle Sales opens her new solo exhibition in the main gallery at the Alliance for the Arts on Friday, February 10 with a reception from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The Illinois-based artist has been expressing herself forcefully with pigment and mixed media since childhood. Sales began her life as a painter, but her primary focus now is mixed media sculpture. My work is concerned with the accumulation and preservation of memory, she said. I create work which retains the mnemonic threads in physical form. Casting my net, I capture personal memories as they rise to the surface. Sales has won numerous awards and recognition in both national and international exhibitions and was recently featured at The Busan International Art Exhibition in South Korea. Her exhibition will run through February 25. Meet the artist and explore her work during a gallery walk and talk on Saturday, February 11 from 10 to 11 a.m. Fort Myers painter Annie St. Martin will be featured in the Member Gallery and a collection of work by Charles Vavrina will be on display in the Theater Lobby during the entire run of Sales exhibition. For more information, contact exhibition coordinator Krista Johnson at 939-2787 or exhibitions@artinlee.org.The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers. Imprint 7 by Michelle Sales Ossified Alice One Right Side by Michelle Sales Titania by Michelle Sales Bloom One by Michelle Sales


THE RIVER JANUARY 6, 201222 Naples Winter Wine FestivalThe Naples Winter Wine Festival will have a stellar lineup of oneof-a-kind wine lots for its annual auction on January 28. Patrons will have a chance to bid on rare and collectible bottles including a 35-bottle vertical of Chteau Haut-Brion spanning 84 years, exclusive trips to some of the worlds most iconic wine estates from Napa Valley to Tuscany, and once-ina-lifetime VIP experiences. Wine lots include tickets to the American Idol finale, a behind-the-scenes experience at the Kentucky Derby and a trip to India. All funds raised by the festival benefit Naples Children & Education Foundations mission of supporting charitable programs that improve the physical, emotional and educational lives of underprivileged and at-risk children in Collier County. Wine Spectator magazine has ranked NWWF as the nations top charity wine auction since 2004. The festival is planned and executed by the trustees, foundation staff and hundreds of volunteers. Festival events span three days, beginning with Meet the Kids Day, during which guests interact with children who have benefited from festival proceeds and witness charitable dollars at work. Guests take part in wine tastings throughout the weekend. They also attend intimate dinners prepared by famous chefs at private homes of NCEF trustees with wines selected and poured by renowned vintners. A festival highlight takes place at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples a founding sponsor of the festival with a culinary showcase and live auction of 67 lots. A wine-down party that evening and brunch the next day bring festivities to a close. Festival ticket packages are $8,500 per couple; and $20,000 for reserved seating at the same vintner dinner for two couples. For a schedule of 2012 festivities and more information about the Naples Winter Wine Festival, visit www. napleswinefestival.com or call 888-8374919. Liters, Magnums & Cases, Oh My Lot features an intimate dinner at Shafer Vineyards, among other exquisite offerings One of 15 produced Chteau HautBrion 75th anniversary red wine consoles designed by David Linley featuring rare bottles that have never left the estates cellar Fort Myers-Lee County Public Library ProgramsNext months roster of activities at Fort Myers-Lee County Public Library offers topics for all ages. The following activities are free to the public: Adults Stitch a Mini Sampler 9:30 a.m. Friday, January 13 Try the beautiful, traditional craft of embroidery as you create this quick and easy sampler. All materials supplied. Registration is required. Adoption and Genealogical Research 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Saturday, January 14 Adoption is a highly sensitive topic for many people. In recent decades, especially with the advent of Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs) in the 1980s, adoptees have become more aggressive in asserting their rights to complete access of their medical background records and history, as is the case with all other citizens of the United States. While researchers continue to encounter roadblocks to full access, this seminar will discuss strategies and options that are available to make the process easier. Attendees are encouraged to share their stories and experiences as well. Registration is required. Fitness On The Go January 17 through January 31 Available during normal library operating hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday, Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fitness On The Go is a multigenerational initiative to help you get healthy and discover our library resources. Did you make a New Years resolution to get fit? The library is here to help! Find out what Fitness On The Go is all about and kick start your goals. For all ages, from toddlers to seniors. Come to the Fort Myers Library to pick up your forms at the Youth Services Desk. Book Discussion: Harry Turtledoves How Few Remain A Novel Of The Second War Between The States Noon Wednesday, January 18 We all have favorite authors but finding new authors to love can be a fun part of the book discussion experience. This year we will read the first novel of an authors series. Join us! The Hidden History of Everglades City with Maureen Sullivan-Hartung 10 a.m. Saturday, January 21 Attention all history buffs! Check out this must read and meet the author as we explore the history of the Last Frontier known as Everglades City as it was in pioneer days. Hear the tales of the folks who settled there strong men and courageous women. Copies of the book will be available for purchase following the presentation. Sponsored by the Friends of the Fort Myers-Lee County Public Library. Registration is suggested. Valentine Beadwork 9:30 a.m. Friday, January 27 Create this beautiful piece of beadwork as a valentine for yourself or a friend. All materials supplied. Registration is required. Family Family Storytime 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, January 11, 18 and 25 This program is for the whole family and lasts about 30 minutes. Registration is required. Baby-Parent Rhyme Time 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, January 19 and 26 Be prepared to tickle, jump and fly with your baby! These rhymes and songs are for infants, up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. This 20-minute program is filled with songs designed to introduce rhyming and movement to infants. Registration is required. Children Game Day For Kids! 4:30 p.m. Thursday, January 12 Its Thursday Treats Day for kids and we are going to have fun playing games on the Wii! Registration is required. Fitness On The Go January 17 through January 31 Available during normal library operating hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday, Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fitness On The Go is a multigenerational initiative to help you get healthy and discover our library resources. Did you make a New Years resolution to get fit? The library is here to help! Find out what Fitness On The Go is all about and kick start your goals. For all ages, from toddlers to seniors. Come to the Fort Myers Library to pick up your forms at the Youth Services Desk. Kids Read Down Fines 6 to 7 Monday, January 23 Children and teens can earn a $2 coupon for every 15 minutes of reading during the allotted time in the designated area of the library. For ages 18 and younger. Coupons may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only. Registration is required. Teens Hunger Games Book Discussion & Cupcake Decorating 5 p.m. Wednesday, January 11 May the odds be in your favor as you read this teen series about a sixteen-yearold forced to show her survival skills in The Hunger Games. We will watch the preview for the movie and talk about our favorite parts of the book. Decorate cupcakes with icing, sprinkles and enjoy our discussion of this next popular series. For grades 6 and up. Registration is required. Fitness On The Go January 17 through January 31 Available during normal library operating hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday, Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fitness On The Go is a multigenerational initiative to help you get healthy and discover our library resources. Did you make a New Years resolution to get fit? The library is here to help! Find out what Fitness On The Go is all about continued on page 23


23 THE RIVER JANUARY 6, 2012 Shiitake Shrimp 1 pounds cooked shrimp, peeled and deveined 6 cups shiitake mushrooms, sliced 2 tablespoons minced shallots 2 tablespoons minced garlic 1 cup white wine vinegar cup dry sherry 2 tablespoons sugar teaspoon salt cup olive oil 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves 1 teaspoon black pepper Trim stems from mushrooms and slice caps. Saut mushrooms until lightly browned and most liquid evaporate. Add shallots and garlic, saut 1 to 2 minutes. Add white wine vinegar and sherry, scraping bottom of pan to loosen any browned bits. Add sugar and salt, stirring to dissolve sugar. Cook until liquid is reduced by half. Gradually stir in oil, mustard, thyme and pepper. Add shrimp and heat thoroughly. Yield four servings Nutritional Value Per Serving Calories: 239, Calories From Fat: 20, Fat Total: 2g, Saturated Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 261mg, Total Carbohydrates: 10g, Protein: 38g Look for Fresh from Florida ingredients at your grocery store. Shiitake Shrimp From page 22Library Programsand kick start your goals. For all ages, from toddlers to seniors. Come to the Fort Myers Library to pick up your forms at the Youth Services Desk. Kids Read Down Fines 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, January 23 Children and teens can earn a $2 coupon for every 15 minutes of reading during the allotted time in the designated area of the library. For ages 18 and younger. Coupons may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only. Registration is required. Hunger Games Shrinky Dink Badges 5 p.m. Wednesday, January 25 Decorate your own Shrinky Dink Hunger Game Badge. All supplies are provided. You can make yours into a badge or make a keychain. For grades 6 and up. Registration is required. The Fort Myers-Lee County Public Library is located at 2050 Central Avenue in Fort Myers. For more information about a program or to register, please call the library at 239-533-4600. A sign language interpreter is available with five business days notice to library staff. An assistive listening system is available; request at desk. Check the Lee County Library Systems website at www.lee-county. com/library or pick up an events calendar on your next visit, to find out about programs at other locations. Call the host library, or Telephone Reference at 239479-INFO (4636), for more information about a specific program. Email editorial copy to: press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER JANUARY 6, 201224 Book ReviewErich Maria Remarque: The Last Romanticby Max FriedersdorfAll Quiet On The Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque remains the most famous anti-war novel of all time. A worldwide literary sensation, the book set unprecedented best-selling standards for 20th century publishing. Conscripted in his teens, Remarque, 19, was wounded five times by shrapnel, hospitalized for 15 months and was on his way back to the front when World War 1 ended on November 11, 1918. After the war, Remarque left his small backwater hometown, becoming a successful journalist in cosmopolitan Berlin. Recalling the war and all its hideousness, he became a self-proclaimed pacifist whose most celebrated book would become a testament to the scourge of war. On the night that Adolf Hitler was sworn in as German Chancellor in 1933, Remarque acting on a tip that he was on a list drove all night to the Swiss border as the first step in a forced exile that eventually led to the United States and American citizenship. Remarque had been stripped of his German citizenship and his books banned and burned. Assisting in his escape from Europe was actress Marlene Dietrich, whose longlasting affair with Remarque is described as the apogee of Remarques emotional life by British author Hilton Tims in his marvelous new biography, Erich Maria Remarque: The Last Romantic. Remarque spent most of his life in the U.S. writing in Hollywood and New York, where he romanced an impressive bevy of beauties besides Dietrich. These included Dolores del Rio, Lupe Velez, Maureen OSullivan (Jane of the Tarzan pictures), Luis Rainer, Greta Garbo and a happy, late marriage to Paulette Goddard. After his death in 1970 at the age of 72, Marlene Dietrich wrote, He was the last of the romantics. Besides the great writer that he was, he had a capacity few men have. The capacity to understand the emotions of all living creatures. Understand them and soothe aching hearts, including mine, all through the years of his self-chosen exile in America. Published in 1929, All Quiet On The Western Front still has the power after 83 years to impress. It is the magnificent exception to all war novels, according to Geoff Dyer, author of the newly released The Missing Of The Somme. None has the imaginative cohesion of purpose and design or the linguistic intensity and subtlety to rival the English translation of Erich Maria Remarques masterpiece. Erich Maria Remarque: The Last Romantic by Hilton Tims. Paperback, 240 pages, 16 photos, $14. Poster Artist Selected For Rotary FestivalThe Rotary Club of Cape Coral announced that local Fort Myers talent David King is the official poster artist for the 27th annual Cape Coral Festival of the Arts. King is a wildlife and natural landscape artist whose medium is watercolor. He specializes in scenery and wildlife paintings. King was a part of the Artist-inResidence program at the Denali National Park. The Artist-in-Residence program is a national program that enables established artists to reside in a park while they create park-related art. Artists have played a significant role in raising public awareness of the natural wonders preserved within the national park system and the need for their protection since the creation of Yellowstone National Park. King stayed in the historic East Fork cabin at Mile 43 on the Park Road for 10 days between June and September. The festival will take place on Saturday and Sunday, January 14 and 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Over 300 juried artists and artisans will feature their fine art, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, photography, metal works, and mixed media. The festival is held on Cape Coral Parkway between Del Prado Boulevard and Vincennes. Free admission and parking will be provided along with areas largest collection of art, food and fun for the whole family. For more information, call 549-5615, www.capecoralfestival.com. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com Symphony Presents A Night At The OscarsThe Southwest Florida Symphony presents nationally-known pops conductor Michael Berkowitz in a program of music selected from the American Film Institutes Top 100 Film Scores. The Symphonys Pops series continues with The Envelope, Please A Night at the Oscars on Friday and Saturday, January 21 and 21 beginning at 8 p.m. at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. The program will include Singing in the Rain, Tyziks Big Movie Suite, James Bond Medley, Cabaret, Theme from The Godfather and the ET Flying Theme by John Williams, among others. Vocalist Valerie Perri will join the orchestra for selections that include People and Get Happy. This concert is sponsored by AAA Travel and the Crowne Plaza at the Bell Tower Shops. Michael Berkowitz is currently the principal pops conductor of the Santa Rosa Symphony in California. Michael served as Marvin Hamlischs music director for nine years, appearing with him at the White House, the London Symphony and the Academy Awards. Michael also had a 13-year working relationship with arranger Nelson Riddle as his drummer, assistant conductor and musical contractor. Berkowitz has led numerous orchestras including the Boston Pops, the Cincinnati Pops, the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Atlanta Symphony and the National Symphony. His acclaimed conducting technique as well as his comfortable and humorous manner on the podium has made him a favorite of audiences and orchestras throughout the U.S. and abroad. Visit www.berkmusic.com for more information about Berkowitz. Valerie Perri is best known to theater audiences for her Award-winning performance in the lead role of Eva Peron in the Tony Award-winning musical Evita. Directed by the legendary Harold Prince, Valerie headed the first national touring production performing the lead role across the United States and Canada. Other Broadway shows include starring roles in West Side Story, Gypsy, Jesus Christ Superstar, I Do, I Do, The World Goes Round, Man Of La Mancha, Annie Warbucks, City Of Angels, I Love You, Youre Perfect, Now Change and Jerome Robbins Broadway. Valerie has performed with symphony orchestras on the concert stage at Wolftrap, Copley Symphony Hall in San Diego, Frankfort Germanys esteemed Opera House, The London Palladium and Walt Disney Concert Hall. Single tickets start at $20. Call the Symphony Box Office at 418-1500 or visit www.swflso.org for more information. Second Island Pirate Fest & Ball AnnouncedThe Original Berts Bar & Seafood Grill announces the second annual Island Pirate Fest & Pirates Ball to benefit From Our Hearts charity. The public is invited join the fun and help wage the war on breast cancer. One hundred percent of the funds that are raised from the auctions, raffles and games will go to From Our Hearts, a Pine Island charity whose goal is to make breast cancer care available to everyone, not just those who can afford health insurance. Last year, the Island Pirate Fest & Pirates Ball successfully raised more than $7,000 for the charitable organization through a variety of events. The Island Pirate Fest will begin on Friday, February 3 with the Parade of Mermaids. The Pirates Ball will be held on Saturday, February 4 and the Pirates Live Auction will be held on Sunday, February 5 at 1 p.m. at Berts Bar & Seafood Grill, located at 4271 Pine Island Road in Matlacha. A Pirate Ship contest and Boat Parade will follow the auction. Donation of goods and/or services to be auctioned off are being accepted by calling 412-468-8245 From Our Hearts works closely with Partners For Breast Cancer Care and Lee Memorial Health System. One of the many projects the organization funds is to provide mammograms for people who could not manage to pay without their help. The result has been beneficial in so many ways. For example, early detection for treatment has been possible with the groups help. Those who do have the resources to fund their own care have found emotional support in the alliance. Attendees will enjoy chance drawings, games, entertainment, food and drink specials as well as contests for those in pirate garb. Berts Bar offers a superb waterfront venue that lends itself to the idea of pirates and seafaring people. So don yer best pirate garb, practice yer pirate-speak, dust off yer tri-cornered hat and join us for a weekend to be remembered n talked bout ferra bloody long time! For more information, send an e-mail to matey@piratesball.com or visit www. PiratesBall.com. Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


25 THE RIVER JANUARY 6, 2012 Two Risk-Taking Couples Bring New Indoor Football Team To The Areaby Ed FrankAs the new year dawns, two entrepreneurial couples are investing their resources and business know-how to bring a new indoor football team to this area despite the lessthan-rosy results of other minor league sports franchises that have come and gone of late. Andrew and Leah Haines and Michael and Anna Taylor have teamed to bring the new Florida Tarpons of the Ultimate Indoor Football League to Germain Arena in Estero, with the home opener on March 9 against the Carolina Aviators. Haines and Taylor founded the league a year ago and have since sold their interests for $1.45 million to Assured Equities IV, a Florida corporation, although Haines remains as league president. Now in its second season, the Ultimate Indoor Football League has expanded to 11 teams. The Tarpons will play a 14-game season. Although both Haines and Taylor have impressive backgrounds and experience in professional sports, youve got to hand it to them for the risk-taking to launch a new minor league team here in this difficult economic environment. Theres no question that the Fort Myers Miracle baseball team and the Florida Everblades hockey team are successful operations. But lets look back at a few of the failures. The Florida Firecats of the now defunct arenafootball2 league played here nine seasons, from 2001 to 2009. They won three division titles, two conference titles and were in the postseason playoffs seven of the nine seasons. Their first season, the Firecats averaged 6,085 fans per game at Germain Arena. By 2008, attendance had dropped to 3,170, and the next year to 2,666. Unable to meet their team and league financial obligations, the team folded. And remember the two professional basketball teams that couldnt make it here. The Florida Sea Dragons of the United States Basketball League folded in 2002 after three unsuccessful seasons. That failure was followed by the Florida Flame of the National Basketball Association Development League that went bye-bye after just two seasons. In 2006, another indoor football team lasted for just one season the Fort Myers Tarpons of the National Indoor Football League. This ill-fated team played before sparse crowds at the Lee Civic Center. Lets hope, however, that the new Tarpons will succeed where others have failed. Andrew Haines has started and sold more than three dozen businesses, including minor league sports teams in basketball, arena football and hockey. Michael Taylor, in addition to his co-ownership of the team, also will serve as head coach and director of football operations. He has been part of ownership groups that owned and operated four arena/indoor football operations in three leagues. He also has coaching experience at the college level. He also is president and CEO of the Tour Program Golf School, a demanding Florida school. We hope the success that Haines and Taylor have experienced in their other ventures will spill over to their newest the Florida Tarpons. But it wont be easy. History has proven than. Surging Everblades just one point out of first place The Florida Everblades, winners of five straight games, can move into first place in the ECHL South Division this weekend when they take on the first place Gwinnett Gladiators on the road. Florida began the week with an 18-13 season record, just one point behind Gwinnett. The local hockey team won three on foreign ice last weekend, defeating Greenville, Gwinnett and South Carolina. The Everblades face Gwinnett tonight, Friday and Saturday at Gwinnett. Florida returns to Germain Arena next week, hosting the expansion Chicago Express on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights. Masterworks II By Southwest Florida SymphonyThe Southwest Florida Symphony will present Masterworks #2 with conductor Michael Hall on Saturday, January 7 starting at 8 p.m. at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. The Symphony will be joined by the Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida and Jennifer Paulino, Misty Bermudez, James Barbato and Stephen Mumbert, soloists. The performance will include: Verdi Overture to Sicilian Vespers (I Vespri Siciliani) Respighi Three Botticelli Pictures Mahler Lieder, arr. by Timothy McDonnell, featuring Jennifer Paulino Mozart, Mass, K. 317, Coronation The five-act opera Sicilian Vespers was commissioned for the Paris Exhibition of 1855 and is centered around the efforts of 13th century Sicily to free itself from French occupation. The overture is full of drama and both fiery and lyric themes. Respighis Three Botticelli Pictures, composed in 1926, was inspired by three well-known paintings by the 15th century artist in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy. Each movement illustrates one of the paintings through the use of brilliant orchestral colors, picturesque images and pastoral dances. German art songs (Lieder) are regarded by vocalists as the finest pieces to sing. The texts are meaningful and the melodies are beautiful. Mahler loved the poetry and used the songs as a basis for many of his symphonies. Completed in Salzburg in 1779, the Mozart Mass K. 317 was premiered on Easter Sunday of that year. The four vocal soloists, often heard as a quartet, contrast with the larger forces of the SATB chorus. The work is a joyful and celebratory setting that sparkles with orchestral color. Michael Hall will present a pre-concert lecture at 7 p.m., prior to the concert at Barbara B. Mann Hall. Tickets are priced at $20 to $82. Student tickets priced at $5 are available through the Campus Chord Club and Student Rush. Call the Symphony Box Office at 4181500 or visit www.swflso.org for more details. Swing/Ballroom Dance Lessons Learn to swing and ballroom dance at the Cape Coral Yacht Club. Classes will be held on Mondays, January 9 through 30, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. If youd like to learn something completely new or touch up your skills, this is the class for you. Private lessons are available upon completion of group lessons. Cost is $45 for residents, $67 for nonresidents. Pre-registration is required by calling 574-0806. The Cape Coral Yacht Club is at 5819 Driftwood Parkway. GC Symphonys Broadway HeroesThe Gulf Coast Symphony, Southwest Floridas premier community orchestra, presents a concert to celebrate the great heroes of the Broadway stage, Broadway Heroes. This captivating performance includes music from some of the best Broadway musicals of all time and features special guest stars and Broadway veterans Kip Wilborn and Sal Viviano. Broadway Heroes takes place at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall on Sunday, January 22 at 7:30 p.m. Single tickets cost $33.50, $38, $42.50 and $57 and can be purchased at www. gulfcoastsymphony.org, by calling 4814849 or at the box office one hour prior to the concert. For more information, e-mail info@ gulfcoastsymphony.org. Book Signing And Story Telling Cruise With Bubble Room CreatorCaptiva Cruises will be hosting a special sunset and cocktail cruise on Sunday, January 22 featuring Katie Gardenia, original owner and creator of the world famous Bubble Room restaurant on Captiva. From 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Gardenia will share some of her memories and stories and will sign copies of her new book highlighting her recipes and experiences while running the Bubble Room. Gardenias book is titled A Bubble Moment and is a collection of fond memories, short stories and tall tales, recollections and secret recipes. The cruise, aboard Captiva Cruises Lady Chadwick, will depart from McCarthys Marina, next door to the Bubble Room. The cost is $35 per person and includes a complimentary glass of champagne and a red velvet cupcake prepared by Gardenia. The Lady Chadwick features an enclosed cabin as well as a large open air deck and full service bar. For more information or reservations call Captiva Cruises at 4725300. Sal Viviano and Kip Wilborn


THE RIVER JANUARY 6, 201226 Financial FocusInvestment Landscape Outlook For 2012by Jennifer BaseyAs an investor, you know that 2011 was a somewhat choppy year, with the financial markets going through many ups and downs. So what can you expect in 2012? As Baseball Hall of Famer Yogi Berra is quoted as saying, Its hard to make predictions especially about the future. And these words are certainly applicable for anyone who would like an accurate forecast of the investment climate. Yet we do know of some factors that may affect your portfolio in the months ahead. Here are a few of them: Strong business fundamentals This past year, all the noise about the debt ceiling debate, the size of the U.S. deficit and the European financial situation tended to drown out some fairly good news: U.S. businesses balance sheets were strong for the most part, borrowing costs remained low, and corporate profits were good and corporate profitability remains a key driver of stock prices. Heading into 2012, these fundamentals continue to look positive, which may bode well for investors. Europes debt crisis Greeces economic problems made a lot of news in 2011, but they werent the end of the story in Europe, as major financial difficulties also face Italy, Spain, Portugal and Ireland. Its by no means clear how these problems will be resolved, so dont be surprised to see them lead to intermittent, if short-lived, shocks to the markets. Election-year patterns As youre well aware, were voting for President in 2012. But you might be surprised to learn that the S&P 500 Index has shown negative returns in only three of the last 21 Presidential election years. Coincidence? No one can say for sure and at this point, no one can say if this pattern of positive returns will continue during this election year. Still, its an interesting phenomenon. So there you have it: the good, the bad and the quirky. Take them all together, and you still may not be able to foresee what will happen with the markets this year, but youll have a lot to think about. But instead of trying to predict what will happen in 2012, you may be better off following these tried-and-true investment strategies: Diversify your holdings. By spreading your money among a wide range of investments, you can reduce the effects of volatility on your portfolio. Keep in mind, though, that diversification, by itself, cant guarantee profits or protect against loss. Dont ignore your risk tolerance. If you worry excessively about market fluctuations, you may have too much risk in your portfolio, which means you may need to make some changes. Always look at the big picture. Financial markets will always fluctuate. But if you can keep your focus on your long-term objectives, and make decisions accordingly, you can avoid overreacting to short-term events. Like other years, 2012 will bring with it periods of both turbulence and smooth sailing. But by making the right investment moves, you can still chart a course that can allow you to move ever closer to your future goals. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jennifer.basey@edwardjones.com. SWFAS Elects 2012 OfficersSouthwest Florida Addiction Services (SWFAS) has elected officers for 2012. They are: President Andrea Fraser-Laster, assistant attorney in the Lee County Attorneys Office Vice-President Dena Geraghty, Lee County Dependency and Juvenile Drug Court Secretary William Keyes, attorney at law Treasurer Geoffrey Roepstorff, Edison National Bank/Bank of the IslandsOther members of the board of directors are retired FBI Agent Fred Anderson; Mark S. Atkins of Lee Memorial Health System; Diana Black, First Community Bank of Southwest Florida; Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Cameron; Joseph P. DAlessandro, Goldberg, Racila, DAlessandro and Noone, LLC, and former state attorney; Scot D. Goldberg, Goldberg, Racila, DAlessandro and Noone, LLC; Lee County Tax Collector Larry Hart; and Kathleen Smith, public defender for the 20th Judicial Circuit.This groups diverse experience and knowledge will help guide SWFAS activities as a critical part of the health care system, focusing on the treatment and prevention of substance use disorders, said SWFAS CEO Kevin B. Lewis. SWFAS is Southwest Floridas leader in the prevention and treatment of substance use disorders. About 5,000 people per year, from ages 9 to 90, start on the road to recovery with the nationallyacclaimed programs of SWFAS. For more information, visit www. swfas.org or call 332-6937. Planned Parenthood Lee County LunchIn recognition of the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida presents its Lee County Choice Affair Luncheon. The luncheon will takes place Tuesday, January 24 at 11:30 a.m. at Traditions on the Beach, 3111 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel. It will feature noted cartoonist, graphic designer, freelance artist and childrens book author/ illustrator Doug MacGregor. MacGregor has been a cartoonist for 32 years. He got his professional start drawing editorial cartoons for the Norwich Bulletin in eastern Connecticut in 1980. He moved to Florida in 1988 and was editorial cartoonist for The News-Press until 2011. MacGregor has published five childrens books, and is the author of Get Creative, Turn On The Bright Side of Your Brain, a 144-page book filled with visual puzzles, brainteasers, drawing, coloring, math and reading exercises that challenge the young and young at heart to be more creative. He has long been passionate about education and the environment; with many of his cartoons also touch on driving, safety and transportation topics. Cost is $60 per person (sponsorships available). For reservations and information, register at www. MyPlannedParenthood.org or call 941365-3913, ext. 1124. Proceeds benefit Planned Parenthoods sexual health services in Lee County. Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida, Inc., an affiliate of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc., began operations in 1966 and presently provides vital reproductive health services and comprehensive education to women, men and teens in Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Pinellas, Polk and Sarasota counties. Doug MacGregor Pulitzer Prize Winner To Deliver Lectureby Andrew StansellThe Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education at Florida Gulf Coast University announced that its annual Rachel Carson Distinguished Lecture Weekend will be held on February 17 and 18. This years guest lecturer will be Mary Oliver, the celebrated winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Lannan Foundation Literary Award, and the National Book Award for poetry. The Rachel Carson Distinguished Lecture is a signature event of the Center that brings public intellectuals to discuss issues such as sustainability, ethics, democracy and literature. This years lecture will be a poetry reading with commentary, and will be held at Saint Michael and All Angels Church, located at 2304 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel on Friday, February 17 at 7:30 p.m. Oliver is widely recognized for her lyrical poems that use vivid imagery to portray the natural world. The center chose Oliver for this years lecture because her poetry renders the gravity, grace and beauty of the ordinary world and inspires a universal sense of wonder. Much like Rachel Carsons unparalleled contributions to human understanding of our environment, Olivers work has inspired deepcontinued on page 31


27 THE RIVER JANUARY 6, 2012School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, I am going back to work and will no longer be at home when my children arrive home after completing their school day. I want to enroll my children in an After School program. What do you know about After School programs? Are they good for kids or is it better for them to come home? Tracey J., Fort Myers Beach Tracey, After School care programs are very popular with parents and fill an immense need for after school supervision for approximately 15 million children in the United States. Initially, the main purpose of After School programs was to keep children safe but now the programming and goals of most After School programs is much, much broader and often includes academic, social, emotional and health objectives. Most After School programs have links to the community as well, which increases the connectedness of its citizens. Some research published by the After School Alliance, a national non-profit organization that promotes access for After School care for all children, found that children in quality After School programs are more likely to come to school and stay in school, more likely to hand in their work and get better grades. They also reported that students in After School programs are less likely to join gangs, be victims or perpetrators of violence, become teen parents or engage in a host of inappropriate behaviors. Studies have shown that parents are less worried and more productive when students are in After School programs, saving companies hundreds of billions of dollars. The hours between 3 to 6 p.m. are sometimes referred to as the danger zone for children and youth. According to Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, a bipartisan anti-crime organization led by police chiefs, sheriffs, prosecutors, victims of violence and leaders of police officer associations, has found through a series of studies that violent juvenile crime is most likely to occur between 3 and 6 p.m., and that youth are more likely to engage in risky behaviors smoke, drink or do drugs during these hours. Clearly, the need for supervision during these hours is critical. Locally in Southwest Florida, After School Programs provide a wide variety of activities for children. There is typically a healthy snack, academic support, physical activity and a time for relaxation. Andrea Miller, a Certified Parks and Recreation Professional, and director of the Sanibel Recreation Center that sponsors an After School Program, identified many of the benefits of this type of programming in my interview with her. Ms. Miller reported some of the benefits built into the Sanibel Rec After School program include supervised structured programming, a state-of-the-art facility with pools, tennis courts, gymnasium and game room, CPR/AED lifeguard trained staff, passive and active activities ranging from a variety of athletics to arts and crafts, positive social interaction with peer group, special guest speakers, entertainment and field trips, plus a 5:30 p.m. pickup time for working parents and full day offerings on non-school days. Of course, each After School program has its own programming, specific rules and regulations. Generally speaking, After School programs provide excellent supervision and activities for children. Children usually enjoy this setting and the benefits are numerous. Ms. Greggs is adjunct faculty at Edison State College, where she teaches psychology and education courses. She is also Nationally Certified School Psychologist and consultant for School Consultation Services, a private educational consulting company. Questions for publication may be addressed to smgreggs@gmail.com. Not all questions submitted can be addressed through this publication. Early Childhood Educator Wins FLAEYC AwardEdison State College Child Care Center Director Martha Kebhart has earned the Outstanding Member Award from the Lee County affiliate of the Florida Association for the Education of Young Children (FLAEYC). The Lee County Association for the Education of Young Children nominated Kebhart for the award, which is presented to one person each year who has played a vital role in the local association and demonstrated outstanding dedication and work for young children. Martha has been a backbone of our local organization. She is always available to answer questions, get people involved and keep our local group on track and doing what is right for the children and the staff that take care of them. She is a professional and models professionalism in the early childhood field, said JoAnne Fuciu, president of the Lee County Association for the Education of Young Children. Kebhart has worked for Child Care of Southwest Florida since 1977, beginning as a teacher in the classroom, and later serving as an assistant director before becoming director of Edison State College Child Care Center in 2003. She graduated from Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C. with a Bachelor of Arts degree in early childhood education. 1101 Periwinkle Way #105, Sanibel, FL 239-472-0044 www.engelvoelkers.com/Sanibel ENGEL & VLKERSFor Showings please call Isabella Rasi: 239-246-4716 EAST END RETAIL CENTERNewly renovated retail center with high visability on Periwinkle toward Lighthouse beach. $1,399,000 List Local. Sell Global. MCGREGOR WOODSSpacious fully furnished Home with 3 BR and 2.5 BA on large lot. Community Pool, Spa, Clubhouse, Tennis, Fishing Pier. Close to beaches, restaurants & shops. From page 20Fort Myers Beach Art Associationeach class (contact instructor). Materials will be provided. As always Patty Kane will be teaching her watercolor classes on Mondays at the gallery. Pattys new series starts on January 9 and you can reserve a spot by calling the gallery now. The working gallery on Donora and Shellmound, Fort Myers Beach, is open during the hours of 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday. For more information on shows or classes, call the gallery at 463-3909 or visit www.fortmyersbeachart.com. Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER JANUARY 6, 201228 Dr. DaveBreast Feeding Offendersby Dr. Dave HepburnFrom the Going-Just-aTad-Overboard file comes the story of Elizabeth McGarry, detained at Kennedy Airport by security staff for attempting to stow breast milk aboard a plane. She was forced to drink from her own breast milk (I assume that she used the bottle, otherwise... well... ) to prove to security that it was not going to be used to bring about the destruction of the free world. Far be it from me to judge these boobs... er... security staff, but what, other than a stiff breeze, was going through their minds? Ralph, I need backup over in sector 7. It appears we might have a 36D in progress. Is breast milk dangerous? Well, hold on to your soothers folks because, apparently in the wrong hands, it can be downright nasty. The advantages of breast milk (for babies only) are now well documented. Breast-fed infants have less asthma, allergies, ear infections, gastrointestinal infections, meningitis, respiratory infections, etc. They enjoy an IQ some eight points higher on average than their formula fed friends, have more fun at the beach and are responsible for world peace in Kansas. Every pediatrician from Dr. Spock to Captain Kangaroo recommends that babies enjoy mothers milk for at least six months, longer if possible. Even the mother derives benefits, encountering less ovarian and premenopausal breast cancer, to say nothing of the bonding that takes place while Junior latches on and tugs away as though he were in a Slurpee guzzling contest. But the breast can also be a dumping ground for many environmental toxins a mother might have been exposed to over the years. Breasts, being primarily fat, accumulate fat-soluble toxins such as benzenes, toluenes, mercury, lead, broccoli and more importantly PCBs and dioxins. Humans are at the top of the food chain (excluding grizzly bears and those freaky guys in Lord of the Rings.) Over many years, humans gradually accumulate fat-soluble toxins from plants and animals that have been reared in a pesticide-laden, chemical soup. These are in turn concentrated in breast milk and from there a whopping 20 percent of a mothers total fat-soluble chemical load is transferred to the baby over six months of breastfeeding. With several tons of PCBs falling on the Canadian Arctic, Arctic mothers have been found with large concentrations of toxins in their milk, after it thaws out. Inuit children were subsequently found to have a mildly diminished immune system. Women in Michigan who ate fish from the Great Lakes ended up suckling their wee ones into significant developmental delay, thanks to PCBs and dioxins. But dont throw out the baby with the breast milk just yet. Breast feeding remains head and shoulders above any other method of infant nutrition. But there are some useful precautions to take should pregnancy or breast feeding (the latter often requiring the former) be in your future. Avoid extended exposure to dry cleaners, hair salons, print shops, body shops or any other environment where solvents, fumes, metals, paint thinners etc. might be inhaled. Avoid hobbies such as glass staining, model building or glue sniffing. Wash foods of all pesticides thoroughly or use organically grown food. Ensure your workplace is safe for pregnant and lactating women. Have an industrial hygienist assess this if necessary. Decrease use of cleaning products around the home or work. (Guys, my hate mail box is already full.) Dont eat fish from rivers or lakes that have high potential of contamination. Avoid renovating homes built before 1950 (leaded paint). Decrease exposure to caffeine, alcohol, nicotine and drugs as most of these are passed in breast milk. It behooves every mother/airplane milk smuggler to try and provide the best possible start to their childs life. No sense crying over spilt weaponry. 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. 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 mother-in-law hated me from the first day she met me. She thought I wasnt good enough for her daughter. I guess I wasnt then, but as luck would have it, I have been extremely successful. She hated our son, but adored our daughter. After my wife mentioned it to her, she disliked them both. Years have passed and when my mother-in-laws health started to go, I asked her to come and live in our home. She lived with us for six years and not a day passed that she didnt tell me how she still hated me. Please tell me why would a person be so hurtful to us when we have been so good to her? Erick Dear Erick, Treating others well regardless of how you are treated by them well done! I wish many would watch and learn from your example. It is a difficult road and at times, I am sure, seems impossible, but it screams a lot about your character. Your mother-in-law sounds like a self-centered individual, interested only in her own feelings. I am sure she can justify everything she says, feels and does. I do not know why she acts the way she does. One thing is for sure: she is not going to change. She is getting her needs met by being mean. If and when her presence in the home affects your familys health and happiness, making a change is OK and not throwing in the towel. In some families due to personalities, past history, etc., strong and wide boundaries are needed. You can still care, but care from a distance. Pryce Dear Erick, Congratulations on your success. Some people would never ever admit that they could do anything wrong. Their opinions are right regardless of the facts. You were kind and generous people to give her a home. Her mental impairment in later life just compounded the problem. Some people seem to be nasty individuals, regardless of the kindness of others. Nasty when they were young, and even worse when they are older. Lizzie Lizzie and Pryces e-mail address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. deaRPharmacistLeave Your House Without A Raincoatby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: I am 87 years old and at the end of my journey. Ive been through so much, and today Im writing letters to special people. I wish to thank you for improving the quality of my life the past few years with your columns and books. There is so much to say... a simple thank you will have to suffice. I wish I could go back and make changes earlier on, but I cant. I hope my daughter and the younger generations will listen to you. Happy New Year, Suzy. LS, Fort Lauderdale, Florida Im honored to be among the special people in your life, thank you very much. Ive chosen your letter to inspire others to reclaim their health. I still recall a letter that was written by an 85-year-old man explaining how hed live his life differently if he could. The letter is found in the late Leo Buscaglias book, Living, Loving and Learning. Here it is: If I had my life to live over again, Id try to make more mistakes next time. I wouldnt try to be so perfect. I would relax more. Id limber up... I know very few things that I would take so seriously, Id be crazier. Id be less hygienic... Id climb more mountains, Id swim more rivers, Id watch more sunsets... Id eat more ice cream and fewer beans. Id have more actual troubles and fewer imaginary ones. You see, I was one of those people who lived prophylactically and sensibly and sanely hour after hour and day after day... Id try to have nothing but beautiful moments moment by moment by moment. Ive been one of those people who never went anywhere without a thermometer, a hot water bottle, a gargle, a raincoat and a parachute. If I had to do it all over again, Id travel lighter next time. If I had to do it all over again, Id start barefoot earlier in the spring and stay that way later in the fall. Id ride more merry-go-rounds, Id watch more sunrises, and Id play with more children, if I had my life to live over again. But you see, I dont. My friends, Ive spent 13 years writing health columns, every single week, rarely taking the allowance of a reprint during vacations. I post health tips on Facebook every single day. I do so because my passion is to inspire and empower all of you to feel great again, using any treatment, medication, supplement or healer that works. You are never trapped, if you arent feeling better, or you dont like your health track, make a new choice. Dont take the good aspects of your health for granted because one day, they (and you) will be gone. As 2012 turns the corner, focus on what feels well in your body, not what you havent accomplished. Set reasonable goals and this time, expect success. Now, following Leos lead, is anyone up for skydiving with me? 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. Car And Bike ShowThis Sunday, January 8 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Ninth Annual American Heritage Car And Bike Show to benefit Barbaras Friends and The Childrens Hospital Cancer Fund, Lee Memorial Health Systems Doundation, will be held in the Fort Myers Harley Davidson parking lot, located at 2160 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. There will be awards presented to participating automobiles and motorcycles, along with many vendors. Admission to the show, presented by Corvette On The Gulf and Fort Myers Harley Davidson, is free. For more information about this event, contact Larry Dudley at 727-547-8082 or Fort Myers Harley Davidson at 275-4647.


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THE RIVER JANUARY 6, 201230 Early Christmas For 27 Students In ImmokaleeChristmas wishes came true for 27 students in Immokalee when they received news that they had been accepted into The Immokalee Foundations Take Stock In Children Immokalee program, a scholarship and mentoring program that will provide the students with the opportunity to attend four years of college tuition free. The students were selected based on economic need, essay questions and an interview. Approximately 70 applicants were interviewed prior to the holidays and told they would receive a letter in the mail with news of their acceptance, and that it should arrive before Christmas. The students kept telling us what a great Christmas present the news would make, so it gave us an idea to make their holiday extra special, said Liz Allbritten, TIFs executive director. The foundation worked with Immokalee Middle School and on the last day of school before winter break, the boys and girls were invited to the cafeteria, presented with a festive holiday box and instructed to open them all at one time. The box contained a letter congratulating them on their acceptance to Take Stock In Children Immokalee program. Although a surprise with little notice, many parents were able to attend and their tears of joy conveyed their excitement. All of the parents were so grateful and so proud, explained Allbritten. One mother told me she couldnt express in words how she felt and the appreciation she had. It is those moments that remind us what a difference we are making in the Immokalee community. For the students, it was a giant step toward achieving their dreams. Jose Flores, a ninth grader at Immokalee High School, had no idea what to expect when he was told to go to the middle school, but he was pleasantly surprised. This means everything to me. By helping me pay for college, I wont have to settle for a low paying job. It is helping me build a better life. Seventh grader Irian Reyes said she was amazed when she realized she had been accepted. I wanted that scholarship so badly. I wanted to make my parents proud and show them I could do it. To see them at the school congratulating me was great. The students understand the commitment that is required of them. At an official ceremony, to be held in January, the scholarship recipients will sign a pledge to earn good grades, stay out of trouble and meet weekly with a mentor through high school graduation. Allbritten says the pledge makes students accountable and teaches them to be responsible. They have to do the work and in the end, they reap the benefits of their commitment. For Reyes, it also serves as a reminder to stay positive. I know I need to believe in myself and not let anybody bring me down. The students receive scholarships thanks to the generosity of donors who raised their paddles at Fund A Dream, a live bidding experience held during TIFs annual Charity Classic Celebration that allowed benefactors the unique chance to support the young people of Immokalee by giving directly to the children. The donors will be invited to the TSIC induction ceremony so that they have the opportunity to see first-hand the impact they have made on a childs life. In addition to Jose Flores and Irian Reyes, other students accepted into the TSIC program include Jorge Armando, 7th grade; Maria Espinoza, Jennifer Flores, Leslie Gallegos, Maria, Gomez, Francisco Gonzalez, Damian GonzalezPerez, Gaele Henry, Eduardo Hernandez, Luz Celeste Herrera, Benjamin Lucio, Erfrain Martinez, Adriana Lynn Mateo, Vanessa Ortiz, Mandi Perez, Bryan Reyes, Clarissa Rios, Jean-Phillip Sanon, Lizbeth Soriano, Valerie Soto, Mark Trejo, Christopher Turrubiartez, Siomara Varela, Gabriela Velazco-Salazar and Jessica Chaparro Venegas. From the bottom of my heart, I thank our wonderful donors, said Allbritten. This program, as well as other TIF programs, would not be possible without their commitment. I am so grateful and I know these kids are grateful. The Immokalee Foundation has a range of programs that focus on building pathways to success through college and vocational school, mentoring and tutoring, and opportunities for broadening experiences and life skills development. To learn more about volunteering as a mentor or for additional information, call 239-430-9122 or visit www.immokaleefoundation.org. Immokalee Middle School students in TIF shirts Immokalee Middle School students opening their TIF gifts Jose Flores and Irian Reyes Send your editorial copy to:press@riverweekly.com Dr. Piper Center Annual Childrens Christmas PartyThe Dr. Piper Center for Social Services hosted their 96th Childrens Christmas Party at the Dr. Piper Center for Social Services on December 25. In attendance were over 300 children, 20 families and 40 volunteers. Partners in the community donated 61 bicycles and over 1,000 different toy items. Included in these community partners were Rotary of South Fort Myers, Bill and Ann Coats, Lehigh Community Services and Mount Hermon Ministries. It was the pleasure of the Dr. Piper Centers to carry on this wonderful tradition of Christmas spirit in the memory of Fort Myers entrepreneur and philanthropist Dr. Ella Piper, who began hosting this event 96 years ago on the same property where the Dr. Piper Center currently stands. Each child was able to take home two toy items, traditional Christmas goodie bag, a book and stuffed animal. Businesses also donated the items that were in goodie bags such as citrus, fruit, candy and small toys. The Dr. Piper Center for Social Services looks forward to many years of generosity and philanthropy used to help the children of this community on Christmas morning.


31 THE RIVER JANUARY 6, 2012Northwest Regional Library ProgramsNext months roster of activities at Northwest Regional Library offers topics for all ages. The following activities are free to the public: Adults CHNEP: Partners in Action to Preserve Our Environment 4 p.m. Tuesday, January 3 Meet Lisa Beever, director of The Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program, a partnership working to protect the natural environment from Venice to Bonita Springs to Winter Haven. Youll learn how your neighbors citizens, businesses, agencies and organizations alike are working together on this important partnership. Shell provide both the watershed report and the water atlas; two recent items produced to help everyone including you understand our valuable natural resources, impacts to them and actions to protect them. CHNEP: Neighbor To Neighbor Florida-Friendly Landscaping 4 p.m. Tuesday, January 10 Seventeen neighbors in Southwest Florida show, in this video, how they transformed their diverse properties into beautiful oasis for people and wildlife that conserve precious water resources and reduce pollution but also save time and money. Warren Bush, chair of the CHNEP Citizens Advisory Committee and master gardener, will answer questions and guide people to resources available. Nibbles and Novels 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 11 Chat about books, discover new favorites and meet other book lovers while enjoying a snack. English Caf 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, January 12, 19 and 26 Practice your English with English Cafe, a free, conversation session for adult ESOL and ESL students. Each 90-minute session provides adult learners an opportunity to practice speaking English with native speakers. Participants may start at any time. Advanced registration is not necessary. CHNEP: Sealife In Southwest Florida Estuaries 4 p.m. Tuesday, January 17 An estuary is where fresh water from the land mixes with the salt water from the sea. We call estuaries by other names including bay, harbor, bayou, sound, pass and bight. Charlotte Harbor estuary also includes the tidal portion of the Myakka, Peace and Caloosahatchee rivers as well as the tidal portions of many creeks. Join us to learn about the sealife that lives in the waters of our estuaries. Communications Manager Maran Hilgendorf will answer questions and guide people to resources available, including guided wading trips into nearby waters. Book Discussion: Jeffrey Eugenides Middlesex 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 18 This Pulitzer prize winning novel journeys 80 years with an immigrant family to reveal a shocking secret painfully manifesting in its youngest generation. Registration is required. CHNEP Calendars: Beauty & Diversity Through Donated Images 4 p.m. Tuesday, January 31 Since 2005, the CHNEP has been creating popular calendars of donated images that depict the beauty of the natural environment of Southwest Florida. Communications Manager Maran Hilgendorf will showcase select images of more than 2,000 donated images that show the beauty and diversity of the natural environment. Guidance will be provided on how to submit images for the 2013 calendar. Join us in the exhibit area for this program. Family Baby-Parent Rhyme Time 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, January 11, 18 and 25 Be prepared to tickle, jump and fly with your baby! These rhymes and songs are for infants, up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. This 20-minute program is filled with songs designed to introduce rhyming and movement to infants. Registration is required. Family Storytime 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, January 12, 19 and 26 This program is for the whole family and lasts about 30 minutes. Registration is required. CHNEP: Adventures In The Charlotte Harbor Watershed 11 a.m. Saturday, January 7 Carol Mahler, author of Adventures In The Charlotte Harbor Watershed, and a professional storyteller, will bring the story alive for people of all ages. Learn about the environment of Southwest Florida through the adventures of four animals: a yellow-crowned night-heron on the Caloosahatchee River, an alligator on the Peace River, an otter on the Myakka River and a mullet in the estuaries. CHNEP: Video Adventures In The Charlotte Harbor Watershed 4 p.m. Tuesday, January 24 The Lee County School District turned the book Adventures In The Charlotte Harbor Watershed into a video with author Carol Mahler, five students from Manatee Elementary School in Lee County and others. Rick Tully, environmental education coordinator with the Lee County School District, will be our guide through the natural environment of Southwest Florida through the eyes of the four animals featured in the book and local school children. Children Kids Read Down Fines 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays, January 7 and 21 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, January 10 Children and teens can earn a $2 coupon for every 15 minutes of reading during the allotted time in the designated area of the library. For ages 18 and younger. Coupons may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only. Please bring your library card. Pazazz 6 p.m. Tuesday, January 10 Pazazz is a place for tweens 10-12 years old, who want to learn about design, art, fashion and style. Learn about careers on the creative side. Explore art and style from a world perspective as well as picking up some practical life-skill tips and having fun with a craft. Supplies provided by Friends of the Northwest Regional Library. Registration is required. CHNEP: Adventures In The Charlotte Harbor Watershed 11 a.m. Saturdays, January 7, 28 Carol Mahler, author of Adventures In The Charlotte Harbor Watershed, and a professional storyteller, will bring the story alive for people of all ages. Learn about the environment of Southwest Florida through the adventures of four animals: a yellow-crowned night-heron on the Caloosahatchee River, an alligator on the Peace River, an otter on the Myakka River and a mullet in the estuaries. Teens Kids Read Down Fines 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays, January 7 and 21 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, January 10 Children and teens can earn a $2 coupon for every 15 minutes of reading during the allotted time in the designated area of the library. For ages 18 and younger. Coupons may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only. Please bring your library card. Pazazz 6 p.m. Tuesday, January 10 Pazazz is a place for tweens 10-12 years old, who want to learn about design, art, fashion and style. Learn about careers on the creative side. Explore art and style from a world perspective as well as picking up some practical life-skill tips and having fun with a craft. Supplies provided by Friends of the Northwest Regional Library. Registration is required. Yu-Gi-Oh Card Gaming 12 p.m. Saturday, January 14 Gather with like minded Yu-Gi-Oh card players to play for fun and share strategies. This is not a tournament. Lego Tuesday Build A Bridge Contest 6 p.m. Tuesday, January 17 Remember the great stuff you used to make when you were little? You are even more creative now. Drop by the Teen Patio, team up with a friend and build. Current structures will be on display in the Teen Zone. There will be prizes. For grades 6 and up. Talk It Up 6 p.m. Tuesday, January 24 What is your favorite movie, book or CD? Talk It Up is a place where teens can meet and swap favorites. Its rather like an online rating system, except its face-to-face... and theres pizza. For grades 6 and up. Registration is required. The Northwest Regional Library is located at 519 Chiquita Boulevard N. in Cape Coral. For more information about a program or to register, call the library at 239-533-4700. A sign language interpreter is available with five business days notice to library staff. An assistive listening system is available; request at desk. Check the Lee County Library Systems website at www.lee-county. com/library, or pick up an events calendar on your next visit, to find out about programs at other locations. Call the host library, or Telephone Reference at 239479-INFO (4636), for more information about a specific program. From page 26Pulitzer Prize Winnerappreciation for the wildness and beauty of nature. The 8th annual fundraising celebration will be held on Saturday, February 18 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Sanibel Island beachfront home of Peter and Mallory Haffenreffer. This is the major fundraising event for the center and helps to further its sustainability initiatives locally and globally. The lecture will be free and open to the public. Seats will be reserved for contributors to the celebration. Invitations to the lecture and fundraising celebration will be mailed out in early January to the centers mailing list. Contact the center by e-mail at cese@fgcu.edu or by phone at 590-7166 if you would like to be added to the mailing list. Mary Oliver photo by Rob Howard Restful Yoga For Stressful TimesThe North Fort Myers Community Center announced that monthly yoga classes will take place on Wednesday evenings from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. Classes are $30 per month and space is limited. Terri Fields, yoga instructor, has been practicing yoga for 15 years. She will help students reduce stress and calm their minds. Yoga also improves circulation, increases energy, strengthens and tones the entire body. Register in advance by calling 533-7440 or visit www.leeparks.org. For more information regarding the yoga classes, call 652-4512.


DID YOU KNOW PUZZLE ANSWERS 1. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: Which youth groups slogan is Learn by doing? 2. TELEVISION: Who was the German commandant of Stalag 13 in TVs Hogans Heroes? 3. U.S. GOVERNMENT: Which state did Harry Byrd represent in the U.S. Senate for 32 years? 4. INVENTORS: Who was the inventor of the rst practical process of photography? 5. MYTHOLOGY: Who was the Greek goddess Persephone? 6. HISTORY: What did Jack Ruby, who killed JFK assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, do for a living? 7. SPORTS: When was the Stanley Cup rst awarded? 8. THEATER: Tennessee Williams won a Pulitizer Prize for which one of his plays in 1948? 9. GEOGRAPHY: The city of Cartagena, Spain, lies next to which body of water? 10. EXPLORERS: What was the nationality of polar explorer Roald Amundsen? TRIVIA TEST1. 4-H 2. Col. Wilhelm Klink 3. Virginia 4. Louis Daguerre 5. Queen of the underworld 6. Ruby was a Dallas nightclub owner 7. 1893 8. A Streetcar Named Desire 9. Mediterranean Sea 10. Norweigan. ANSWERS My Stars FOR WEEK OF JANUARY 9, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A hectic period begins to wind down. Take time to draw some deep breaths and relax before getting into your next project. A long-absent family member makes contact. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Youre eager to move forward with a new challenge that suddenly dropped in your lap. But youd be wise to take this one step at a time to allow new developments to come through. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Youre almost ready to make a commitment. A lingering doubt or two, however, should be resolved before you move ahead. An associate could provide important answers. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Caution is still the watchword as you move closer toward a decision about a new situation. If you act too fast, you might miss some vital warning signs. Go slowly and stay alert. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Your new goal looks promising, and your golden touch does much to enhance its prospects for success. In your private life, Cupid does his best to make your new relationship special. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) That impatient side of yours is looking to goad you into moving before youre ready to take that big step. Stay calm and cool. Let things fall into place before you act. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A legal matter you hoped could finally be settled could be a pesky problem for a while, until all the parties agree to stop disagreeing with each other. Be patient. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Partnerships -personal or professional -which began before the new year take on new importance. They also reveal some previously hidden risks. So be warned. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Your associates are firmly on your side, and that persistent problem that has caused you to delay some activities should soon be resolved to your satisfaction. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Favorable changes continue to dominate, and you should be responding positively as they emerge. Someone wants to become more involved in what youre doing. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A friend wants to share a secret that could answer some questions youve wondered about for a long time. Meanwhile, travel aspects continue to be strong. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Stay on your new course despite so-called wellmeaning efforts to discourage you. Rely on your deep sense of self-awareness to guide you to do whats right for you. BORN THIS WEEK: You have the capacity to meet challenges that others might find overwhelming, and turn them into successful ventures. On Jan. 9, 1493, Christopher Columbus, sailing near the Dominican Republic, sees three mermaids and describes them as not half as beautiful as they are painted. They were in reality manatees. Mythical mermaids have existed in seafaring cultures since the time of the ancient Greeks. On Jan. 14, 1639, in Hartford, Conn., the first constitution in the American colonies, the Fundamental Orders, is adopted. The Fundamental Orders declared that the foundation of authority is in the free consent of the people. On Jan. 10, 1901, a drilling derrick at Spindletop Hill near Beaumont, Texas, produces an enormous gusher of crude oil, signaling the advent of the American oil industry. The geyser flowed at an initial rate of approximately 100,000 barrels a day and took nine days to cap. On Jan. 15, 1919, two million gallons of fiery hot molasses floods the streets of Boston, killing 21 people and a dozen horses. The molasses burst from a 58-foot-high tank in the heart of the city. An 8-foot-high wave of molasses swept away freight cars, knocked over the local firehouse and pushed over the support beams for the elevated train line. On Jan. 13, 1939, Arthur Doc Barker is shot and killed while trying to escape from Alcatraz Prison in San Francisco Bay. Barker, of the notorious Bloody Barkers gang, was spotted on the rock-strewn shore of the island after climbing over the walls and tying pieces of wood together into a makeshift raft. On Jan. 11, 1973, the owners of Americas 24 major-league baseball teams vote to allow teams in the American League to use a designated pinch-hitter that could bat for the pitcher, while still allowing the pitcher to stay in the game. On Jan. 12, 1984, a panel overseeing the restoration of the Great Pyramids in Egypt abandons modern construction techniques in favor of the method employed by the ancient Egyptians. Restorers stopped using mortar and adopted the system of interlocking blocks practiced by the original pyramid builders. It was American essayist Logan Pearsall Smith who made the following sage observation: It is the wretchedness of being rich that you have to live with rich people. The word avocado is derived from a South American Indian word that means testicle. When the miniskirt was introduced to the world in the 1960s, the reaction was swift and often harsh. Women who wore them in the Malagasy Republic were sentenced to 10 days in jail. Congolese police arrested 300 women for wearing the new style, and Egyptian law branded the garment as indecent. In Caracas, Venezuela, the clergy got involved; churches admonished women to give up their minis or be condemned to hell. Perhaps the seeming overreaction wasnt entirely unjustified, considering the effect the miniskirt had in some places. It was reported that two women wearing minis caused a two-hour traffic jam in downtown Cairo, and a 63-year-old man in Rio De Janeiro was sentenced to three days in jail after biting the legs of the miniskirt-clad woman seated next to him on a bus. The first animated color TV commercial was broadcast in 1949, and it was created by none other than venerable childrens book author Dr. Seuss. The ad was for the Ford Motor Company. Historians say that Abraham Lincoln had a shrill, high-pitched voice rather than the deep and sonorous tones we usually hear when the 16th president is portrayed in film and television. Those who study such things say that Americans favorite T-shirt color is white, followed by blue and black. If you have an important point, dont try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time -a tremendous whack. -Winston Churchill THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAYTHE RIVER JANUARY 6, 201232 SPORTS QUIZ1. Name the four N.L. pitchers to win the Cy Young Award in consecutive years. 2. It took just 1,303 innings for pitcher Kerry Wood to record 1,500 career strikeouts. Who held the mark for fewest innings to reach that mark before Wood? 3. Who holds the NFL record for most TD passes caught in a season? 4. Three No. 11 seeds have advanced to the NCAA Final Four in mens basketball. Name two of them. 5. True or false: Until the 2010-11 NHL campaign, the Anaheim Mighty Ducks and Los Angeles Kings had never gone to the playoffs in the same season. 6. How many total medals did U.S. boxers tally in the Olympics between 2000 and 2008? 7. Who was the last senior golfer before John Cook (2010-11) to win the last tournament of one Champions Tour season and the rst tournament of the next season?1. 1. Sandy Koufax (1965-66), Greg Maddux (1992-95), Randy Johnson (1999-2002) and Tim Lincecum (2008-09). 2. Pedro Martinez did it in 1,337 innings. 3. Randy Moss had 23 TD receptions for New England in 2007. 4. LSU (1986), George Mason (2006) and Virginia Commonwealth (2011). 5. True. 6. Seven medals (one gold, two silver and four bronze). 7. Gil Morgan, 1997-98. ANSWERS


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Classified Ad Deadline Monday At Noon HELP WANTED SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES WANTED BOATS CANOES KAYAKS AUTO FOR SALE WANT TO BUY COMMERCIAL SPACETHE RIVER JANUARY 6, 201236 PROFESSIONAL CLEANING SERVICESResidential Commercial Interior Windows Carpet Cleaning Jennifer Watson 239-810-6293SR 11/13 N TFN Bob AdamsResidential Renewal ServicesHandyman(Carpentry, maintenance toilets, faucets, ceiling fans, sliding doors, etc.)768-0569 or Cell 464-6460RS 11/14 M TFN Licensed & Insured 25+ years experienceCOMPANION SERVICE Sanibel-Captiva Care and Companion Service, LLC Medical appointments, general transportation, shopping, light meal preparations, and light cleaning. Our services are customized to meet our clients needs. Call 239-395-3591, or for an emergency call 239-472-0556.SR 10/3 B TFN HELLE'S CLEANING SERVICES Residential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471 Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047SR 11/13 B TFN DORADO PROPERTY MANAGEMENTHOME WATCH/CARE Full Range of Services Excellent Organizational Skills Island Resident Licensed & Insured 24/7 Call Lisa 239-472-8875RS 10/1 BM TFN MUSIC INSTRUCTIONSIn piano, saxophone, ute. On Sanibel/Captiva or South Fort Myers. Quali ed, experienced teacher. Call 239-989-7799RR 10/8 CC TFN HOUSE CARE While you are away by retired architect, Sanibel resident. Call 395-1649.RS 11/12 NC TFN DOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800SR 1/30 B TFN DOCK YOUR YACHT ON SANIBELPrime east end direct access dockage. Seawall, electricity, water, parking. Only minutes to the gulf! Call: 470-2866 RS 12/17 CC TFN SANIBEL HOME WATCHRetired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates (239) 728-1971NR 9/2 BM TFN 3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, Fl Phone: 239-472-3644, ext 1 Fax: 239-472-2334 www.crowclinic.orgHELP US PLEASE!!We need volunteers for: Clinic emergency patient admissions desk and baby animal feeders Visitor education center greeters and gift shop cashiers CROW (239) 472-3644, ext. 231 or volunteers@crowclinic.orgRS 10/28 NC TFN TO PLACE AN AD LOG ON: IslandSunNews.com& click on Place Classified VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDAt The Sanibel School Call Michelle Wesley 239-910-8000RS 12/16 NC 1/6 HELP WANTEDFull time Clinic Assistant at The Sanibel School, tolls paid. Call Maureen at 472-1617. NS 12/16 NC 1/6 BUSINESS FOR SALEDowntown Fort Myers Business for sale. Owner moving out of state. For information, call 239-689-1660. $54,000RR 12/16 NC 1/6 MUSICIAN(S) WANTEDFemale jazz vocalist looking for a pianist or group of musicians to practice with for Sunday night gigs! Please call 518-796-4239.NR 12/23 CC 1/13 CASH PAID FOR MILITARY ITEMSCash Paid For Old Military Items. Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets, old guns, awards & more. Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280.RR 12/23 CC 1/13 TENNIS LESSONS Tennis Lessons $35. Racquet stringing & regripping; Pick Up & Delivery (24 Hour Service). USPTA certi ed. Tony Fittipaldi 239-896-6385. RS 12/30 PC 1/13 VW CABRIO CONVERTIBLENew black canvas top, new tires, silver grey body, runs good. 85,000 miles. $4,325. Its parked in front of 200 Periwinkle Way, Unit 125, Sanibel. Email mmmgold2003@yahoo.com.NS 12/30 CC 1/20 EXPERIENCED, LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPISTWanted for prn position at Sanibel Clinic. Professional, reliable and Florida licensed massage therapist with at least 5 years experience preferably in private practice/ clinical/medical massage setting. Must have excellent clinical and communication skills. Preference for LMT living on or near Sanibel Island. Please call 239-297-4997 to inquire. NR 1/6 CC 1/20 FRONT OFFICE AGENT3-11 p.m. shift Full Time. West Wind Inn, Sanibel is seeking a Front Desk Agent. Previous hotel Front Desk experience preferred. Send resumes to: wwinn@westwind.comNS 1/6 CC 1/6 OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE700 square feet. Good Periwinkle location. Call Joe 516-972-2883. RS 1/6 PC 2/24 HELP WANTEDJerrys Foods in Sanibel is now taking applications for experience P/T servers, flexible hours. Tolls paid. Call Mark at 472-9300 NS 1/6 BM 1/6


REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE VACATION RENTAL VACATION RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL Classifieds Classifieds Classifieds Classifieds 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 JANUARY 6, 201237 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 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 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 DAILYANNUAL RENTAL SANIBELCharming old Sanibel style 2 BR 1 BA house. Lighthouse end. Great neighborhood. Beach access. Available in January. 252-341-6222NR 12/23 CC 12/30 Isabella RasiIbt Rt En Cbnt Isabella Rasi (239) 246-4716EftIsabellaRasi@aol.com RS 12/30 NC 1/20McGREGOR 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 $1,795,000MATLACHA WATERFRONT Unique artists home in midst of art galleries, restaurants & shing community. $550,000EAST END RETAIL CENTER Newly renovated retail center with high visability on Periwinkle toward Lighthouse beach. Great business opportunity. $1,399,000LIGHTHOUSE REALTYPaul J. Morris, Broker VACATION RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SALES 359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island 239-579-0511NR 12/30 CC 1/20 SANIBEL HOUSE ON EAST END3,100 sq. ft., 4 bed with 3 full baths. Ground level ranch home on canal with private boat dock. Large screened, oversized pool, 2 car garage, large double lot, fully applianced. Includes yard and pool maintenance. Short walk to beach. Annual rental only. $2,950. Call 401-524-2713NR 12/30 CC 1/6 OPEN HOUSE SAT, 1/7 from 1 4PMNR 1/6 BM 1/13 glennc@coconet.com3 bed custom baths and kitchen with newer stainless steel. Offered for $195,000 Lexington Country Club Southmont Condo 9190 Southmont Cove #203, Fort MyersFOR SALE BY OWNERSuper, well maintained house, great neighbors, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, adjacent tennis courts and pool, near beach. Negotiable. 239-482-0997 RS 1/6 CC 1/27 LOT FOR RVUp to 35 ft. in ve star resort near Bunche Beach at Palmetto Palms. 55 and over. No pets. $600 per month or $3,000 for 6 months Tel. 239-489-2360RR 1/6 CC 1/13 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 1/6 CC 1/6 CLOSE TO SANIBEL & FM BEACH 2BR/2BA, 2nd oor, end unit w/lanai. Very clean & bright. Pool & tennis. No smoking, no pets. $750 per month 239-851-4921 or 887-0834. RR 1/6 CC 1/13 Condo. 1/1 F. 2nd Floor $900/mo. Canal Home, 3/2/den/pool/dock just off Island $2,300/mo.472-6747Making Islanders out of ordinary citizens for over 35 years! Gulf Beach Properties, Inc.Paul H. Zimmerman, Broker/Owner ANNUAL RENTALSSANIBEL RS 1/6 BM TFN SANIBEL MOVING SALE!411 Lighthouse Way @ Periwinkle. Friday 1/6, 9AM 3PM Saturday 1/7, 8AM 2PM Everything must go: Vespa, quality furniture, rugs, wall decor, chainsaw, wine chillers, kitchenware, 52 HDTV w/surround sound, much more. Call 603-828-5041 for more informationNR 1/6 CC 1/6 If you would like copies of The River delivered to your business or organization, Please call 415-7732 CONDO TRADEAre you looking for a larger condo but haven't sold or listed yours? Owners of Luxury Sanibel Condo may entertain a trade. Contact G.G. Robideau, Broker Associate, John R Wood Island Real Estate, 239-940-7878 or GG@GGandLori.com NR 1/6 BM 1/27


Read us online at islandsunnews.com Read us online at islandsunnews.com Read us online at islandsunnews.com Read us online at islandsunnews.com SUDOKUTo play Sudoku: Complete the grid so that every row, column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 through 9 (the same number cannot appear more than once in a row, column or 3x3 box.) There is no guessing and no math involved, just logic.answer on page 35 answer on page 35 If you would like your club/organization listed in The River Calling Card, phone 415-7732 Emergency...................................................911 Lee County Sheriffs Of ce...........................477-1200 Florida Marine Patrol.....................................332-6966 Florida Highway Patrol..................................278-7100 Poison Control....................................1-800-282-3171 HealthPark Medical Center.................1-800-936-5321 Ft. Myers Chamber of Commerce................332-3624 Foundation for Quality Childcare..................425-2685Ft. Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce............454-7500 Fort Myers Beach Library..............................463-9691Lakes Regional Library......................................533-4000 Lee County Chamber of Commerce.............931-0931Post Of ce...........................................1-800-275-8777Visitor & Convention Bureau.........................338-3500 ARTS Alliance for the Arts.......................................939-2787 Arts For ACT Gallery & Studio......................337-5050 Art League Of Fort Myers.............................275-3970 Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall..........481-4849 BIG ARTS.....................................................395-0900 Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre....................278-4422 Cultural Park Theatre....................................772-5862 Edison Festival of Light..................................334-2999Florida Repertory Theatre at the Arcade............332-4488 Florida West Arts..........................................948-4427 Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers..........472-0168 Gulf Coast Symphony...................................489-1800Harmony Chorus, Charles Sutter, Pres..............481-8059 Naples Philharmonic.............................239-597-1111 The Schoolhouse Theater.............................472-6862 S.W. Florida Symphony.................................418-0996 Theatre Conspiracy.......................................936-3239 Young Artists Awards...................................574-9321 CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Angel Flight...................................1-877-4AN-ANGEL Animal Refuge Center...................................731-3535American Business Women Association.............357-6755 Audubon of SWFL.........................................339-8046 Audubon Society...........................................472-3156 Caloosahatchee Folk Society.......................321-4620 Cape Coral Stamp Club................................542-9153 duPont Company Retirees ...........................454-1083 Edison Porcelain Artists................................415-2484 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 JANUARY 6, 201238