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FREETake Me Home VOL. 11, NO. 1 JANUARY 13, 2012From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Art By Kids With Cancer The Young Artists Awards, a notfor-profit organization benefiting local students, showcases and sells the artwork of kids with cancer. The organization donates and delivers art supplies to the hospital throughout the year, and then mats, frames,and exhibits selected pieces throughout the community. The organization works with the staff at the Pediatric Oncology/ Hematology program at The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. Arts for ACT Gallery, located at 2265 First Street in the downtown Fort Myers River District, will showcase and sell selected pieces during February. An opening reception will be held on Friday, February 3, from 6 to 10 p.m. in conjunction with the Fort Myers Art Walk. Proceeds from sales will provide monetary assistance to families in crisis facing the challenges of childhood cancer. This project is supported in part by Target. Love, Faith, HopeAir Show Will Help Bring Vietnam Wall To Fort MyersTo help bring the Vietnam Veterans Wall to Fort Myers, the American Heroes Air Show will have helicopters from different agencies at the Lee County Sports Complex (Hammond Stadium) on January 27, 28 and 29. Donations are needed. Monies remaining after expenses have been covered will be used to help local veterans and their families. For every $100 given, donors will receive a raffle chance. The winner will receive the following: Airfare for two to Chicago Two tickets for the practice rounds at continued on page 12 Vietnam Veterans Wall Crowd Pleasing Show Staged At Broadway Palmby Di SaggauMe and My Girl is a popular British stage musical, first performed in 1937 in London. Since that time, there have been numerous revivals of this happy show. I saw one on Broadway many years ago, starring the remarkable Tommy Tune. I thoroughly enjoyed it then and am happy to report that I can say the same about the production at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. Set in late 1930s England, it tells the tale of a snobby family (the Harefords) who find out that the long lost heir to their estates family fortune is Bill Snibson, a Cockney, happy-go-lucky kind of bloke from Lambeth. But there is a catch. In order to inherit the fortune, he must convince the snooty, aristocratic executors that he can become a proper gentleman. He must also give up his sweetheart Sally Smith, something Bill is determined not to do. Vince Wingerter plays Bill with a disarming grin, footloose and fancy-free, whether hes melting like the Wicked Witch of the West, or prowling around in a bear rug. He wins over the audience with his vigorous comic performance, pleasant voice and excellent comic timing. Hes a wisecracking, practical jokester, whose idea of a good time is pickpocketing the watch of Sir John Tremayne. The role requires a series of classic vaudevillian slapstick routines and pratfalls, all of which he handles with tremendous energy. Wingerter is supported in style by a plucky Jennifer Weingarten as his girlfriend, Sally, who although it breaks her heart tries to talk Billy out of loving her. The Pygmalion story abounds, with the exuberant Bill learning the strange and mysterious ways of the upper classes. A family friend sends Sally off to a speech professor to learn how to become a lords lady. Its quite a transformation. Weingarten has a strong voice that is crystal clear in two solo songs, Once You Lose Your Heart and Take It On The Chin. The Hareford clan is a group of insufferable aristocrats who want to cling to their snobbish ways. Regina Harbour is Maria, Duchess of Dene, with the right spin of pure British royalty noblesse oblige. Elizabeth Flanagan is the stunning man-hunting vamp Lady Jacquie and Paul Glodfelter is Sir John Tremayne, an elegant, henpecked bumbler who loves the duchess in his own way. John Keating is the Honorable Gerald Bolingbroke, Jacquies fiance, an upperclass English twit who is allergic to work. Paul Crane makes a perfect English butler who is never out of character, and Jeff Duncan is the barrister who steals the scene with his hysterical dance in The Family Solicitor. A great comic presentation during Song of Hareford has each of the dancer/singers dressed in hilarious costumes as ancestors of the Earl of Hareford. Of course, the highlight of the show is the wildly contagious Lambeth Walk. It gives a rousing finish to the first act. continued on page 15 One of the many musical numbers from Me and My Girl Jennifer Weingarten and Vince Wingerter


Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And NowFrom Stilt House To Modern Schoolby Gerri ReavesFort Myers and Lee County owe much to the pioneer teachers who endured the inconvenience to put it mildly of commuting to far-flung schools and teaching in buildings that were often Spartan at best. Inadequate facilities, lack of supplies, inclement weather, and underprepared students none of it stopped teachers like Nell Gould who persevered and helped build the modern school system pupils experience today. Gould started her teaching career at age 18. Arriving in Fort Myers in 1910 from Clay, West Virginia, she was first assigned to the one-room, seven-pupil schoolhouse at Punta Rassa that sat perched on stilts over the water at the mouth of the Caloosahatchee River. In those days, there were no official emergency plans or experts to take over when storms blew in. She and her students survived the 1910 hurricane by seeking refuge aboard the steamer Mildred. Gould further proved her worth as a kind of roaming teacher, taking posts at various schools scattered throughout largely unsettled Southwest Florida. Getting to schools in places like Chokoloskee and Captiva wasnt easy in the days before good roads or a railway system. When she rallied students at the Captiva schoolhouse and saved the building from burning, the school board raised her salary to $50 per month. She assumed her last teaching post at Edgewood School in 1918. That school had opened in fast-growing East Fort Myers in 1911 in a woodframe building with 50 students. It was understandable that she would want to be in the Edgewood area, for it was where her sister, Bertha Gould Hendry, and many of her Hendry relatives lived. In the photo taken in 1920 or 1921, she is pictured with her first grade class. Oh, for the freedom of going barefoot to school. Notice that all but one of the front row students are shoeless. Also note the similar pixie-like haircut shared by the girls. Students include, in the back row, from left, Margaret Marsh, ? Barwick, ? Cook, Allie Soloman, Lloyd Sheets, and Clayton Sumner; in the middle row, unidentified, Frank Hendry, George Lambert, two unidentified, ? Cook; and two unidentified; and in the front, ? Kenrow, Walter Thomas, ? Newell, ? Hankey, unidentified, Barbara Foster and Greetice Hendry. continued on page 6 The entrance of the Edgewood School built in the 1990s incorporates elements of the 1924 structure photo by Gerri Reaves The modern school built in 1924, where Gould concluded her teaching career 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.Independently Owned And Operated COPYRIGHT 2012 The River Weekly News LORKEN Publications, Inc.Co-Publishers Lorin Arundel and Ken Rasi Advertising Sales Isabel Rasi Office Coordinator Patricia MolloyGraphic Arts/ProductionAnn Ziehl Sarah Crooks Kris See Photographer Michael Heider Writers Gerri Reaves, Ph D Anne Mitchell Jeff Lysiak PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER Contributing Writers Read Us Online: www.IslandSunNews.com Click on The River Jennifer Basey Kimberley Berisford Suzy Cohen Ed Frank Max Friedersdorf Priscilla Friedersdorf Jim George Dr. Dave Hepburn Joan Hooper Audrey Krienen Scott Martell Capt. Matt Mitchell Patricia Molloy Laura Zocki Puerto Di Saggau Scott White Nell Gould, far right, with her first grade class at Edgewood School in 1920 or 1921 courtesy of the Southwest Florida Museum of HistoryTHE RIVER JANUARY 13, 20122


3 THE RIVER JANUARY 13, 2012 Corning Museum Roadshow Added To Edison Ford Directors TourThe public is invited to join Edison & Ford Winter Estates President and CEO Chris Pendleton and curatorial staff for a directors tour to Palm Beach on January 21. Palm Beach has been a winter tour destination since Henry Flagler brought the railroad there a century ago. Participants will tour the Flagler Museum and Whitehall Estate, which has recently expanded to include the Henry Flagler railroad car and new gallery areas. After lunch, the tour will move to the historic Society of the Four Arts Gardens, the adjacent Hulitar Sculpture Gardens, and the Norton Museum of Art to view the Corning Museum of Glass Roadshow. The Corning Roadshow is of interest to the Edison Ford as the Edison Botanic Research Laboratory has an important historical collection of early Corning Glass as part of its collection. The Corning Museum Roadshow is the worlds premiere mobile glassblowing unit, a mobile hotshop at the Norton Museum of Art. The Norton Museum is internationally known for its permanent collection of American, Chinese, contemporary and European art, and photography. The cost of the tour is $85 for Edison Ford volunteers; $90 for members, $95 for non-members and includes a charter bus ride, admission, lunch, taxes, gratuities, snacks and refreshments. To make reservations call 334-7419. Reservations are limited. The Edison Ford is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more information visit the website at www.edisonfordwinterestates.org. The Corning Museum Roadshow is the worlds premiere mobile glass blowing unit Whitehall Estate 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. Ma Ma Ma Ma M Ma Ma a rk rk rk rk rk rk et et et et et et et o o o o o o pe pe pe pe pe pe pe n n n n n n n 7 7 7 7 7 7 da da da da da da da ys ys ys ys ys ys : : : : : 11 11 11 11 11 a a a a a .m .m .m .m .m m . . to to to to to to to 9 9 9 9 9 9 p p p p p p p p .m .m .m .m .m .m m m . . Re Re Re R Re Re R st st st st st t t au au au au au u u au au ra ra ra ra ra ra ra nt nt nt nt nt n n n : : : : : : Su Su Su Su Su Su Su u n. n. n. n. n. n. n T T T T T T T T T T hu hu hu hu hu hu h u r. r. r. r. r. 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 a. a. a. a. a. a a. m. m. m. m m. m. m m 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 p p p p p p p .m .m .m .m .m m .m . . Fr Fr Fr Fr Fr Fr Fr F r i. i. i. i. i i. i. S S S S S S S a at at at at a a . 11 11 11 11 11 1 1 a a a a a a a a a m .m .m .m m .m .m m . . 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 p p p p p p p .m .m .m .m .m m m .m m . . 17 17 17 17 7 65 65 65 65 5 0 0 0 0 Sa S Sa Sa Sa a n n n n Ca Ca Ca Ca rl rl rl rl os os os os B B B B B lv lv lv lv d. d. d. d. d , , Ft Ft Ft Ft t . . My My My My My er er er er r r s, s, s, s, F F F F L L L L L L 33 33 33 33 33 93 93 93 93 1 1 1 1 1 1 23 23 23 23 9. 9. 9. 9. 48 48 48 48 8 2. 2. 2. 2. 2. 67 67 67 67 67 7 65 65 65 65 65 6 6 | | | Sa Sa Sa Sa Sa nd nd nd nd d yB yB yB yB yB B ut ut ut ut le le le l le r. r. r. r. co co co co m m m m Locally owned, fresh and fun! JANUARY IS BOOK MONTH! h onor o f Boo k In h o n t h r ece iv e M o 0 % OFF ALL 1 0 M ARKET M U RCHASES P U when you s h o w e cei p t from a r e r c h ases ma d e pu r J anuary f rom i n J y b oo k store an y u nt may not to b e app li e d w i t h any ot h er *Di s cou n s, discounts or sale items c oup on Local


THE RIVER JANUARY 13, 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 Republican Women To Host Harrington, HartSharon Harrington, Lee County Elections Supervisor, and Larry Hart, Assistant Tax Collector, will be the speakers at the Tuesday, January 17 luncheon meeting of the Fort Myers Republican Womens Club. They will discuss the responsibilities of their office and let the attendees know how those responsibilities affect Lee County citizens. In addition, representatives of both the Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich campaigns will speak briefly on behalf of their candidates. 2012 officers for the club are Gaile Anthony, president, Nancy Epple, first vice president, Claudia Silverman, second vice president, Tina Laurie, treasurer, Paulette McGuire, assistant treasurer, Diane Kinser, recording secretary and Claudia Zambor, corresponding secretary. Marilyn Stout serves as the immediate past president. The public is invited to attend the luncheon and the program being held at The Helm Club, The Landings, South Fort Myers. A social hour begins at 11:15 a.m. The noon lunch, business meeting and program follow. Students will read their essays prior to recognition gifts being presented to them. Cost to attend the luncheon is $16. Reservations are required by Thursday, January 12 and may be made by contacting Tina Laurie at 489-4701. The Fort Myers Republican Womens Club is affiliated with the Florida Federation of Republican Women and the National Federation of Republican Women. Additional information about the club may be obtained by contacting Marilyn Stout at 549-5629. Nominations Sought For Citizen Of The YearIf you know of someone who is an exemplary civic-minded citizen, you can nominate that friend or neighbor for the 2011 Paulette Burton Citizen of the Year Award. The Lee County Board of County Commissioners is looking for the kind of persons who get involved in the community and work diligently for causes in which they believe. The award strives to recognize a citizen who has provided outstanding civic contributions to Lee County government. The selection criteria includes a positive attitude, knowledge of the objectives and activities of Lee County government, a demonstrated interest in community/ county government partnerships and promotion of harmony between the community and county government. The board of county commissioners will select the winner. Nomination forms are available at Lee County libraries and recreation centers. Citizens can also complete and submit a form on the Lee County government website (www.leecounty.com and click on Paulette Burton Nomination Form under Featured Content). The nominations are due by Friday, January 20 at 4 p.m. Cape Coral Cup Mini Golf TournamentThe second annual Cape Coral Cup Miniature Golf Tournament to benefit the United Way through the Combined Federal Campaign will be held on Sunday, February 12 at Mike Greenwells Bat-A-Ball Family Fun Park, 35 NE Pine Island Road in Cape Coral. Rounds of miniature golf will be played every two hours starting at 10 a.m. Who will win the prestigious green jacket and green putter? Trophies will be awarded in two categories: Family or Adult Team. The top adult golfer will be awarded the green jacket and top child golfer will be awarded the green putter. Door prizes will include a trip for two on the Key West Express, a free round of golf for two at Coral Oaks and more. The adult registration fee of $10 includes a round of golf and trophies. A $5 registration fee for ages 5 to 10 applies, while children under 5 are free. The registration fee will be collected at the event (registration is tax-deductible; receipts will be provided). Sign up in advance via e-mail or regular mail. There is a maximum of five golfers per team; families will be allowed up to six participants. Single golfers are welcome; teams will be formed. For more information or to sign up, send an e-mail to debra.j.mitchell@ usps.com. You may also write to Debra Mitchell, 79 Mid Cape Terrace, Cape Coral, FL 33991 (include names of all golfers and contact information, either e-mail address or phone number indicate time preference 10 a.m. to noon, noon to 2 p.m. or 2 to 4 p.m.). Mini golf is fun for all ages


5 THE RIVER JANUARY 13, 2012 Quilters Of Love Give To Babies Through United Way Day Of CaringThe crafty ladies at the Lee County Tax Collectors Office have once again delivered handmade infant and childrens blankets just as temperatures begin to fall in Lee County. According to organizer Judy Roach, The women started crocheting and knitting squares in August and by December, 22 blankets and afghans had been assembled. This year, we donated them to Healthy Start Coalition of Southwest Florida. May each one be able to keep a baby or a small child warm this winter season and for many seasons to come. The United Ways Days of Caring is a yearround program, coordinated by the United Way Volunteer Center which matches businesses desire to help with the needs of the community. These women put a great deal of time and love into making these wonderful blankets for the children in our local community, said Cliff Smith, president of United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades. Healthy Start Coalition of Southwest Florida, a United Way partner agency, works to reduce the number of infant deaths; reduce the number of premature or low birth weight babies, and improve heath and developmental outcomes for young children up to age 3. We are so grateful to the United Way for their support and for the donation of the hand-crafted, beautiful baby blankets. These will be a great blessing to the families in our Healthy Start programs that do not have enough money for baby supplies, said Cathy Timuta, executive director of Healthy Start Coalition. We are very appreciative of the volunteers who poured their hearts into this project. On behalf of the babies who will be warm during the winter season because the generosity of these ladies, we say thank you. The United Way Volunteer Center connects individuals and companies to volunteer opportunities throughout our community. You can reach The United Way Volunteer Center by calling 433-2000 ext. 260. Also available is United Way 211, a 24-hour non-emergency helpline. By simply dialing 2-1-1, Lee, Hendry and Glades residents can reach a caring, trained specialist who will match their needs with local human services.. Quilters at the Lee County Tax Collectors Office LCSO Safety And Security Tips: Jamaican LotteryScammers pretending to be with the Jamaica lottery have been busy preying on the elderly in Southwest Florida over the last several months, taking advantage of vulnerable seniors who believe they have hit the jackpot. To avoid the risk of being added to a list of easy targets circulated among a network thieves, the Lee County Sheriffs Office is warning anyone who receives a phone call from smooth talking predators to simply hang up. The so-called Jamaican lottery is just one in a long line of either phone-related or Internet scams that prey on the compulsive impulses of the victim, the victims loneliness and/or their mental capacity. The scheme entices people to wire money in order to win enormous jackpots or be rewarded for facilitating an account transfer for an overseas magnate who, in reality, doesnt exist. Once a victim makes a payment, the scammer will begin to request more and more money, which in turn becomes a vicious cycle that often times will result in the loss of the victims life savings. When the victim finally runs out of money or realizes theyve been scammed, the scammers may threaten the victims life, threaten to tell the victims family what they have done or bully the victim with relentless phone calls and harassment. The Sheriffs Office encourages you to keep in mind the following tips to ensure you do not become a victim of the Jamaican lottery: If you did not enter a lottery, you will not win one Participating in foreign lotteries while in the U.S. is illegal It is illegal for any agency to require that a prize winner pay anything in order to be compensated Never wire or transfer money to someone that you do not know Unless you are expecting a call from someone in Jamaica, do not accept or return a call with a phone number beginning with 876, which is the local area code for that country. This scam and others like it are taking a large toll on our seniors not only financially, but emotionally and physically as well. These brazen con artists are raking in millions and millions of dollars from our neighbors, friends and family members. If you have been a victim of the Jamaican lottery scam or want information on how to protect a loved one who is being victimized, contact the Lee County Sheriffs Office Fraud Line at 477-1242. The Lee County Sheriffs Office Community Relations Section proudly brings you this months Safety and Security Tip and reminds everyone to share this information with your co-workers, family, friends and neighbors. You never know when the information you share could help someone. Should you like more information about this topic, or have any safety or security related questions, or would like to arrange a speaker to attend your meeting, call the LCSO Community Relations section at 477-1400. To learn more about the Crime Prevention topics offered by the Lee County Sheriffs Office, visit our www. sheriffleefl.org. County Installs Electric Vehicle Charging StationsThe Lee County Board of County Commissioners, as part of its sustainability initiative, announced the installation of three electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in the downtown Fort Myers area to assist owners of electric vehicles who are visiting, conducting business or reporting for jury duty. Each of the following locations has one EV charging station: Public parking lot on Heitman Street Public parking lot on Hendry Street Juror parking lot on Widman Way. To help drivers identify EV parking spaces, each space is outlined in green paint and posted with a Reserved For Electric Vehicle Only sign. The EV spaces are monitored to ensure their availability for electric vehicle use. All the charging stations are on the ChargePoint Network, which is a monitoring and fee collection service. Users of the charging stations must be subscribers of the ChargePoint Network and use their own ChargePoint-issued ChargePass card to operate the stations. Information about ChargePoint can be found online at www.mychargepoint.net. In addition, Lee County has designated an EV space equipped with an electrical outlet for employees in the employee parking garage on Monroe Street and has the capability to increase the number of these spaces if the need arises. Sheriff Mike Scott


THE RIVER JANUARY 13, 20126 Hortoons From page 2Modern SchoolIn 1924, Edgewood got a modern brick school, and that was where the beloved teacher finished out her career after a total of 47 years, 39 of them at Edgewood. She died in 1984 at age 92. Visit the Southwest Florida Museum of History at 2031 Jackson Street to learn more about the ever-growing school system. Be sure to see the exhibit on local Mid-Century Modernist architecture while youre there. For information, call 321-7430 or go to www.swflmuseumofhistory.com. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Then follow-up with a trip to one of the areas best research centers, the Southwest Florida Historical Society, where you can learn about the countys intrepid teachers. The all-volunteer non-profit organization 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. Sources: The archives of the Southwest Florida Historical Society and The Story of Fort Myers by Karl H. Grismer. Love Fest 4 PetsCape Coral Resort & Veterinary is teaming up Animal Refuge Center and the City of Cape Coral to present what will certainly be Southwest Floridas premiere pet adoption event. Finding forever homes for the less fortunate pets in the area became the driving force in creating the first annual Love Fest 4 Pets, which will be held at the Sun Splash Fair Grounds in Cape Coral on Saturday, February 11. When Pet Coral Resort & Vet opened their doors in October 2011, one of their first priorities was to make a difference in the community by helping local shelters, rescue organizations and adoption agencies promote better awareness as to the benefits of pet adoption and rescue. As a result, Pet Coral Resort & Veterinary formed an alliance with Animal Refuge Center to provide the best and most current information regarding pet adoptions, as well as creating various events throughout the year to give the public lots of opportunities to visit some of these fury little friends that truly need a forever home. All proceeds to benefit Animal Refuge Center and Pet Coral will provide free and discounted services to all adoptions on the event day and through ARC. Features of Love Fest 4 Pets include animal adoptions/rescues, 50/50 raffles, free parking, canine agility and obedience demonstrations, vendor specials, Florida wiener dog derby exhibition, ultimate air dogs dock diving, police K-9 demonstrations, music food and refreshments. Admission is a $2 donation, or a $5 donation for the entire family. Leashed pets are welcome to come, too. Free admission passes can be picked up at Pet Coral Resort and Veterinary, located at 924 Del Prado Blvd. South in Cape Coral. Visit www.petcoral.com for more information. 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. ISLAND INSURANCE SERVICE Kathleen Papaleo President Mark OBrien General Manager Susan Barnes Personal Lines Gina Loeber Agent 703 Tarpon Bay Rd, Sanibel, FL (239) 472-3022 Summer is over and its time to enjoy those beautiful winter days in Paradise. Have an insurance question? Call our office today for a new Auto quote.


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There are only five empty cans left for this years event on Saturday, January 21, and the event committee is asking a few local businesses to start 2012 off right by sponsoring the last few cans. A business can buy a can for $200, then rally employees to decorate it and fill it with items for a child or adult battling cancer. The cans, bearing the companys name and logo, will be auctioned at the gala and then given to a survivor to enjoy the contents. In past year, cans have been decorated as trucks, giant popcorn boxes, Hello Kitty and beach baskets and packed with games, toys and movies, fishing gear, or pampering spa products even hotel and spa gift certificates. The sponsoring companies have a lot of fun picking a theme and packing the cans with related items, said Beth Hayes with the American Cancer Society. Not only are they a wonderful gift to people with cancer, but many of the recipients keep the cans, so the sponsorship has a lot of longevity, Hayes said. The cattle cans are one of the most popular features at the Cattle Barons Ball. The gala will feature a Wild Westthemed night of gaming, silent and live auctions, gourmet grub from Ruths Chris Steakhouse, and dancing to the great country sounds of One Night Rodeo. Now in its ninth year, the Cattle Barons Ball has raised more than $3 million for research and services to survivors and their families. A portion of the proceeds is dedicated specifically for R.O.C.K. (Reaching Out to Cancer Kids) programs. Specialists in Urology is the 2012 Presenting Sponsor for the second year in a row. More information about the Cattle Barons Ball and the American Cancer Society is available by e-mailing beth. hayes@cancer.org or by calling 936-1113 ext. 3909. Spilman Makes Deans ListCazenovia College recently released names of students honored for academic achievement during the fall semester of 2011. Among the students on Cazenovia Colleges Deans List is Alexandra Spilman of Fort Myers, a freshman working toward a bachelor of professional studies degree in management specializing in fashion merchandising. Cazenovia College, founded in 1824, is an independent, co-educational, baccalaureate college near Syracuse, N.Y., offering a comprehensive liberal arts education in an exceptional community environment, with academic and co-curricular programs devoted to developing leaders in their professional fields. Albion To Study OverseasLake Forest College student Jacob Albion, Class of 2013, of Fort Myers, is spending the spring semester studying off-campus in Greece with the Lake Forest Greece Program. To study the cultures of ancient and contemporary Greece, students begin this traveling, on-site, interdisciplinary humanities study program on campus and then explore major archaeological sites and modern cities in Greece. Albion is a graduate of The Canterbury School in Fort Myers. 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THE RIVER JANUARY 13, 20128 Along The RiverMichael Bratta and Brenda Biddle invite you to wine, dine and relax in their newly renovated dining room at Brattas Piano Bar & Ristorante. The former Biddles Restaurant and Piano Bar features seafood, steaks and pasta with live music nightly. Brattas brings gourmet sensibility to a well-chosen array of dazzling dishes. An evening at Brattas offers sophisticated yet comfortable elegance, coupled with impeccable service and prepared-to-order sauces and dishes. Start your dining experience with a seafood martini, then choose from fabulous seafood, pasta, lamb, veal or flame-grilled beef entrees. Brattas evening ambiance is always enhanced by live entertainment. Brattas serves lunch Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dinner is nightly from 4 to 11 p.m. It is located at 12984 South Cleveland Avenue, Fort Myers. Call 433-4449 or go to brattasristorante.com. Get moooovin to Sanibel for udderly great food, drinks and desserts at the Island Cow. The bistro is airy with french doors out to the front and patios in the back. Breakfast is served Monday through Saturday from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Sunday brunch runs until noon. Lunch begins daily at 11 a.m. At dinner time, dine under the stars while you listen to live music on one of Sanibels only al fresco eating porches. Dinner service closes is when the music ends. For large parties or when youre in a hurry, feel free to call ahead for reservations. Stop in at the bar anytime for a snack or take away orders. Island Cow is located at 2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Call 472-0606 or go to sanibelislandcow.com. Nervous Nellies in Fort Myers Beach serves great food, good drinks and island jams every day at its waterfront eatery. 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 13, Vytas Vibe performs 1 to 5 p.m.; Saturday, is No Way Jos 1 to 5 p.m followed by Island Time 6 to 10 p.m. and Pasadena Blues Band plays upstairs at Uglys from 6 to 10 p.m.; Sunday, No Way Jos 1 to 5 p.m. followed by High Tide 6 to 10 p.m. and Just Jeff plays upstairs from 6 to 10 p.m.; Monday, Vytas Vibe 1 to 5 p.m. followed by Left of Center 6 to 10 p.m.; Tuesday, Just Jeff 1 to 5 p.m. followed by Harrold Antoinne 6 to 10 p.m. and Michael Pick plays upstairs 6 to 10 p.m.; Wednesday, Vytas Vibe 1 to 5 p.m. followed by High Tide 6 to 10 p.m. and Island Time plays upstairs 6 to 10 p.m.; and Thursday, Lori Star Duo 1 to 5 p.m. followed by Harold Antoinne 6 to 10 p.m. and The Oysters play upstairs 6 to 10 p.m. 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 Snub Harbour Marina are 2623.41 N 81.18 W. Call 463-8077 or go to nervousnellies.net Starting at 5 p.m. on Thursday the 12th, The Edison Restaurant & Bar is premiering its 1.75 pound Maine lobster dinner while supplies last. The sweet, succulent shellfish is served with cole slaw and fries for $14.95. Pair it with an ice-cold Edison Light beer for an additional $3.25. Happy hour is daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Edison Restaurant & Bar is open seven days a week for lunch, dinner and cocktails. It is located at 3583 McGregor Boulevard overlooking the historic Fort Myers Country Club. Call 936-9348 or go to www.edisonfl.com. Its all about your personal taste island style at Decorating Den. Serving Sanibel for 20 years, the interior design experts at Decorating Den will help you transform your new residence or vacation home into a casual home for relaxed, stylish island living. Get set for long-lasting beauty, comfort and service from a variety of quality furnishings lines that you will love. Call today to set up an appointment for a private, in-home, complimentary meeting to discuss your improvement plans. Decorating Den serves Sanibel, Captiva, Fort Myers, Estero, Bonita Springs and Naples. Decorating Den is located at 695 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel. Call 472-6551 or go to gulfcoast.decoratingden.com. Sanibels Island Cow: Corona and crayons are a great combination The Edison knows that the worlds best lobsters come from Maine 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. 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 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 13, 2012 Life In The Raw At The Lazy FlamingoAs local seafood lovers know, The Lazy Flamingo is a great place for grouper sandwiches, raw oysters on the half-shell, conch chowder and mussels marinara served in a nautical-themed atmosphere. The Lazys motto is If our seafood were any fresher, we would be serving it underwater. The restaurant is also known for its secret recipe Flamingo garlic bread, buffalo wings and giant burgers; best enjoyed with a frosty mug of Fosters on tap. With four locations in Lee county, the fun, casual restaurant has developed a loyal fan base. For family outings, the little grown ups can choose from kid-approved dishes such as chicken fingers, pasta and hot dogs. All items on the childrens menu include a Lazy Flamingo flying disk and collectors cup. Dont have time to drive to Sanibel or Bokeelia for a Lazy fix? Stop by the Fort Myers location in the Bridge Plaza near the College Boulevard intersection. Happy hour is served daily from 3 to 5 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. to midnight. The newest Lazy Flamingo is located at 12951 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers. It is open daily from 11 a.m. to midnight. Call 4769000 or go to lazyflamingo. com. The friendly crew at the Lazy 4: Jon Galanis, Chad Schipper and Brittany Dietrich Raw oysters, stone crab claws, fried grouper basket and ice cold beer. Yum! The Fort Myers location is on McGregor near the College intersection. Natural Beads & Pendants!( rough Jan. 31st on select items) Semi-Precious & Czech Glass Strands! VINTAJ Brass Gunmetal Beads & Findings Miyuki Seed Beads & Delicas Pewter Letter Beads ...AND MORE!1101 Perwinkle Way (across from Dairy Queen) (239) 395-1180 www.thesanibelbeadshop.com


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 13, 201210


11 THE RIVER JANUARY 13, 2012 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. Sinful Desserts Church ConcertBeach United Methodist Church (BUMC) will present its next Hibiscus Concert, titled Sinful Desserts, and no one needs to worry about needing prayers afterwards! On Tuesday, January 17 starting at 7 p.m., a Cabaret-style evening of Broadway music and decadent sweets will be offered up in the Fellowship Hall of BUMC. The evening of Broadway tunes will be presented by members of the Voices of Naples, directed by Dr. Douglas Renfroe. In addition, solos performances by Sarah Hoag, June Ricks, Don McBee, Nancy Bischoff and Mariellen Lemasters will be heard. Accompanist is concert pianist LaVon Mattson. Due to limited seating, phone reservations should be made by calling the BUMC office at 463-9656. Suggested donation for admission is $10, which will offset expenses for the evening. Come and enjoy desserts of every kind (including the BUMC Chocolate Fountain), Broadway music professionally presented and fun fellowship. The church is located at 155 Bay Road (behind the library) on Fort Myers Beach. Jewish Film Festival Of Southwest FloridaThe 16th Annual Jewish Film Festival of Southwest Florida is produced by the Jewish Federation of Lee and Charlotte Counties and will begin on Tuesday, January 17 and run through February 9. This year, it will screen 10 films at Regal Bell Tower Cinemas in Fort Myers. All films begin at 7:15 p.m. Foreign language films will have English subtitles. The festival opens with The Matchmaker, an Israeli coming-of-age film, on January 17. The festival continues on Thursday, January 19 with the French film La Rafle, which tells the story of the roundup of French Jews in July 1942. There will be a program sponsored by the Holocaust Museum and Education Center of Southwest Florida with speakers after the film. Our comedy this year is The Infidel on Tuesday, January 24. If you love baseball and Jewish American history, you will love the documentary Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story, scheduled for Thursday, January 26. We continue the theme of Jewish American history with Jewish Soldiers in Blue and Gray on Tuesday, January 31. On Thursday, February 2 the festival will screen Precious Life, about a Palestinian baby who receives medical care in Israel, which saves his life. This year, the festival features a program of three short films on Tuesday, February 7. The old Jewish joke about a tailor comes to life in the film The Tailor, which will be screened before Migfash, a documentary about a Birthright Israel trip with students from Boston University. Learn how this trip impacts their lives. It closes the program with An Article of Hope, a film about Ilan Ramon, the Israeli astronaut who was aboard the shuttle Columbia that never made it back to Florida after a successful mission. The 2012 Jewish Film Festival of Southwest Florida closes with Remembrance on Thursday, February 9. This film will leave you with the feeling of what if Tickets are $10 each for any film; the whole series of films can be purchased for $68 per person. Tickets may be purchased online at www. JewishFederationLCC.org. If you have questions, call the Jewish Federation of Lee and Charlotte Counties at 481-4449 ext. 9. We strongly suggest that you order your tickets in advance. Last year, most of the films were sold out. Based on availability, tickets may be purchased inside the theater one hour before show time at the Jewish Film Festival desk. Shell Point Retirement Community is located in Fort Myers, 2 miles before the Sanibel Causeway.The Shell Point Speaker Series brings top-notch speakers sure to engage the mind on a wide variety of t opics. This years In The Face of Courage presentationswill take place in The Village Church Auditorium.A Story of the Resilience of the Human Spirit JOEL SONNENBERGMonday, January 16, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.At the age of two, when a tractor trailer smashed into his family car, Joel 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.New lower ticket price: $60 Series/$25 SingleSHELL POINT SPEAKER SERIES JOEL SONNENBERG DAVE SANDERSONSurviving the World Trade Center Collapse RICHARD PICCIOTTOFriday, February 3, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.Firefighter and inspirational speaker Richard Picciotto was a FDNY Battalion Commander in Manhattan on September11, 2001. Trapped in the smoldering rubble of the north tower after its collapse, Richards gripping first-person account provides a firefighters view of the 9/11 World Trade Center catastrophe and emergency response. The Miracle on the Hudson DAVE SANDERSONTuesday, March 6, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.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 no choice for the crew 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, Dave knew he was exactly where he was supposed to be. Thinking only of helping others in the crisis, Dave became the last person off the plane that day, and was responsible for ensuring others got off safely. 2012 Shell Point. All rights reserved. ACT-566-12 RICHARD PICCIOTTOa non-profit ministry of The Christian and Missionary Alliance Foundation Visitwww.shellpoint.org/concertsto get tickets or call (239) 454-2067 for information.


THE RIVER JANUARY 13, 201212 Tradition And Youth In Concert Chapel by the Sea Presbyterian Church on Fort Myers Beach will hold a concert on Sunday, January 22 at 2 p.m. featuring Joyce Waltman (dulcimer and fiddle), several young pianists, and Selena Masters (soprano). The concert is open to the public with a free will offering. Waltman actively teaches and performs in the area with her dulcimer and fiddle. She performs for the Florida State Fair, the Harry Chapin Food Bank, Mrs. Edison sings events, and civic and church groups. Waltman enjoys writing her own arrangements and will be sharing her unique musical skills with the audience. Selections will include Danny Boy, Spotted Pony, The Boatman, Amazing Grace, Rustic Dance, The Girl I Left Behind Me and Galway Piper. Several young pianists from Michael Melnikovs studio will be also be playing. Selena Masters will perform with her vocal teacher Helen Niedung as accompanist. Selena is a high school senior who has won vocal competitions at the local, state, and national levels. In 2010, she attended the Walnut Hill School for the Arts Summer Opera Program (near Boston), which included a week of intensive training in the art of vocal and opera performance and culminated in a oneweek trip to Italy. In 2011, Selena was part of the Naples Bach Ensemble for a performance tour to Prague and Berlin. Recently, she won the Senior Concerto Competition for Voice from the Florida State Music Teachers Association. Her dream is to continue to improve on her existing talents and to pursue her dream of becoming an opera singer. Chapel by the Sea Presbyterian Church is at Chapel Street and Estero Boulevard. For more information call 463-3173. Joyce Waltman Selena Masters Prom Fashion Show At CCYCLooking for a dress for prom, quinceanera or other special event? Prom is just around the corner. I DO Bridals and Rnells Tuxedos will present the Once Upon A Prom Fashion Show on Sunday, January 22 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Cape Coral Yacht Club, located at 5819 Driftwood Pkwy. in Cape Coral. More than 150 dresses will be on display and for sale from various fashion lines. Models will display the latest tuxedos and dresses for prom season. Vendors will be on hand to take care of all your prom day needs, plus there will be great giveaways. Admission to the Once Upon A Prom Fashion Show is $2 per person. Call 574-0806 for more details or information about how to become a vendor at the show. Florida Friendly Landscaping Series ReturnsFlorida Friendly Landscaping Series, celebrating FYNs 10th anniversary in Lee County, will be held e very Wednesday through March 7 starting at 9 a.m. at the Eco Living Center at Rutenberg Park, 6490 South Pointe Blvd. in Fort Myers. Cost is $7 per household per session. Watering Efficiently, which covers watering the right way in the dry season, will be taught on January 18. The class will be followed by a 10:30 a.m. walking tour in the demonstration garden. Other upcoming classes include: Attract Wildlife, What, Where, How and Why on January 25 Mulching Methods and Products Used in a Florida Yard on February 1 Manage Yard Pests Responsibly on February 8 Plants and Practices for Protecting the Waterfront on February 15continued on page 15Community Lecture SeriesRobert Cacioppo, producing artistic director at Florida Repertory Theatre, will lead the Wednesday Morning Live! Community Lecture at Covenant Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, January 18. The one-hour lecture, titled For Theater Lovers, begins at 10 a.m. preceded by coffee and snacks at 9:30. There is no charge to attend. Covenant Presbyterian Church is at 2439 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers. Call 334-8937 for more information or go to info@covpcfm.com. From page 1Vietnam Wallthe 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club in Mecinah, Illinois. A two-bedroom condominium for four to seven days. For further information, call Chuck Wininger at 994-6494 or e-mail huckiewin@yahoo.com. Checks can be made payable to: Cajun Classic Foundation LLC, 14541 Legends Boulevard North #104, Fort Myers, FL 33912. Hammond Stadium is on Six Mile Cypress Parkway in Fort Myers. Protect Your Precious CargoThe Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida Kohls Center for Safety Program will be providing free car seat safety inspections at two locations this month: Saturday, January 14 from 9 a.m. to noon at the LaBelle Fire Department, 270 S. Main Street, LaBelle. Saturday, January 28 from 9 a.m. to noon at Kohls 19600 Cochran Boulevard, Port Charlotte. Research shows that an estimated 30 percent of children still continue to ride unrestrained and 80 percent of all car seats are used incorrectly. More than 1,700 children have been saved since 1996 just because they were riding in a properly fitted car seat and in the back seat. Education and information to improve these numbers is of critical need in our community. According to Safe Kids and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a correctly used safety seat reduces fatality risk by 71 percent and serious injury risk by 67 percent. Car seats will be available at a reduced price if your car seat is part of a recall, out dated or not the appropriate car seat for the child. Bilingual fitting technicians will also be available. Appointments are strongly encouraged and may be made by calling 343-5224 for a time thats convenient for you. 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13 THE RIVER JANUARY 13, 2012 CROW Case Of The Week: Baby Rabbitby Patricia MolloyIt has already been a busy and exciting year for the staff at CROW. On January 1, they welcomed Heather Barron, DVM as clinic director. Dr. Heather brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to the wildlife clinic. She has devoted her life and career to rehabilitating injured wildlife so that they can be released, whenever possible, back into their natural environment. Dr. Heather was most recently department head of Veterinary Clinical Sciences and a professor of Exotic Animal Medicine at St. Matthews University, School of Veterinary Medicine in Grand Cayman. Additionally, she is one of less than 200 boarded specialists in avian medicine and is the immediate pastpresident of the Association of Avian Veterinarians. Fortunately for CROW, Dr. Heather needed little time to acclimate to her new home. She was performing examinations and operations within hours of her arrival. On January 6, a baby Eastern cottontail was brought to CROW even though he exhibited no signs of injury. The three to four week old bunny was found alone and assumed to have been orphaned. No other history was available. It was quickly determined that the Eastern cottontail was perfectly healthy. Baby animals are frequently brought into CROW by well-meaning citizens after discovering what they believe to be an abandoned nest. In the case of wild rabbits, a mother rabbit spends most of the day away from her nest to avoid drawing the attention of predators. If a nest looks undisturbed and the mother is nowhere in sight, that is her plan. As skilled as the wildlife rehabilitators at CROW are, nothing can replace moms tender loving care. As Dr. Heather cautioned, If you happen upon an abandoned bunny, leave it alone. If you have already moved the rabbit, place it right back where you found it. Mom will come back once or twice a day to check on her babies. If you do find an injured wild animal, immediately contact CROW or one of the nine domestic veterinarian clinics it has partnered with in Lee County. CROW volunteers make daily pick-up excursions. While monetary donations are invaluable, it is the volunteers that have made CROW successful for more than four decades. They collectively donate thousands of hours each year performing necessary tasks that allow the doctors and medical interns (who often work more than 12 hours per day) to care for the thousands of sick, injured and orphaned patients that have been treated at CROW. If you are interested in grazing tortoises, feeding baby raccoons and exotic birds, go to their website or contact the volunteer coordinator for details. CROW (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 P.O. Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957, call 472-3644 or visit www.crowclinic.org. Dr. Heather using a special stethoscope made for tiny patients like this baby Eastern cottontail. Dr. Heather Barron Upon examination, it was determined that the three to four week old bunny was perfectly healthy. OUR PATIENTS CANT PAY THEIR BILLS BUT YOU CAN HELP INSURE THE ANIMALS AT CROW CROW Join CROW for a Smooth Jazz Cruise Party Smooth Jazz Cruise Party February 12, 2012 5pm For more information, visit www.crowclinic.org or phone 472-3644 ext. 227 for helping insure the care and feeding of our patientsGo to www.crowclinic.orgClick on Help Insure a CROW Patient Choose your favorite patient Make your pledge with a credit card Receive a certi cate with a photo of your chosen animal by reply e-mailFor more information, phone 472-3644 ext. 231Please thank our Case of the Week ad sponsor for supporting CROW:thanks


THE RIVER JANUARY 13, 201214 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 Awesome Winter Redfish Actionby Capt. Matt MitchellChecking back through my fishing logs of years past, I cannot remember ever catching so many quality size redfish during the month of January as I caught last week. In previous years most of our winter redfish have been on the small side even though they can often be in huge numbers when located. Although there are plenty of these rat reds around this year too, there seem to be many more quality fish in the mix too. Anywhere from the passes to deeper mangrove shorelines, the redfish bite was wide open all week long. Even the coldest temperatures of this winter so far could not slow the bite down. One of the many wide open redfish bites this week came, as expected, as the last big cold front went through. Not expecting much action two days after the front with morning low temperatures in the high 30s, I returned to the same places I had caught fish during the front passing and crossed my fingers. I was at least hoping sheepshead and trout would be feeding in the cold, stirred-up water. Unbelievably to me, the redfish were still thick and feeding hard. A few up in the seven-pound range were the big ones of that trip with even a few snook in the mix too. With conditions that cold, I had had very low expectations for this trip but came out smelling like a rose. Fishing later in the week as temperatures struggled to recover, I boated a limit of redfish for my clients at the first stop of the trip, so I decided to head up to Redfish Pass to see if I could get them on some sheepshead action along the wall. Same deal here: everyone was hooked up with redfish. In the pack of a dozen or so boats, just about someone on every boat was hooked up. Captiva Pass was the same way. This huge amount of redfish we are currently experiencing is an awesome thing with 30-plus redfish being the normal catch all week long. If this keeps going its going to be a great winter on the water. Personally, I am not very tolerant of the cold. It always gives me a chuckle though when clients from the north show up in shorts to go fishing on frigid winter days, even though I have suggested they bring warm clothes.It seems once our northern visitors see the sun and hear a forecast of 70 degrees, they put on beach apparel. They say that this Florida cold is nothing like Wisconsin/ Minnesota cold. They often laugh at me when Im wearing enough clothing to be out on the Bering Sea. But only until we get under way. It generally takes but a few minutes for them to feel the chill and start to wrap up.Once out on an open boat and running 30 mph in mid50 to 60-degree temperatures, it feels cold no matter where you are from. Once stopped in a sheltered spot, you might get away with wearing shorts, but with the water temperature in the low 60s the air temperature is going to be close to that and you can add in a wind chill factor. Some days are just bitterly cold out on the water this time of year. If youre taking a charter, take my advice: its better to bring too many clothes than not enough.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. Mr. Martin, visiting from England, with one of many redfish he caught while fishing with Capt. Matt Mitchell one day this week 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. 4 8 1-47 33 1 2600 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers www. scuba vi ced iv e r s com Swim with th e Fi s h e s BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island


15 THE RIVER JANUARY 13, 2012 Ding Darling Days Student Photos On DisplayThe public is invited to Edison National Bank to visit an award-winning display of nature photography. The photos will be available for viewing throughout January during banking hours at the 13000 S. Cleveland Avenue office in Fort Myers. All students participating in the contest will receive a $1 U.S. Mint Native American gold coin from Edison National Bank when they visit the lobby photo display. As a Reddish Egret sponsor for the 2011 Ding Darling Days, Edison National Bank provided awards and underwrote expenses for a Cypress Lake Middle School digital photography contest, as well as providing overall support to this annual event. The students photographs, taken at the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel, were judged by local nature photographer Don Parsons. It was very difficult to judge the photographs as I was amazed at the composition, said Schultz. Thirty students participated in the photography field trip and they all found so many different things. The awards ceremony for the photo contest took place on December 15 at Cypress Lake Middle School. Edison National Bank Vice President John Ammons presented award medals and $75, $50 and $25 gift certificates so the top three photographers judged in the contest can open Edison National Bank savings accounts. The honors went to: 1st Place Analiese Thomas-Laroque, 8th grade 2nd Place Nicole Prancik, 8th grade 3rd Place Leah Rittenburg, 8th grade Student Choice Award Molly Duggin, 8th grade It is truly an honor for Edison National Bank to sponsor this event, said Ammons. They all captured such beautiful images, Im just grateful I wasnt asked to judge. Our thanks are extended to 8th grade teacher Carolyn Gora for supervising the contest. Teacher Carolyn Gora congratulates Leah Rittenburg, Nicole Prancik, Analiese ThomasLaroque and Molly Duggin with Edison National Bank Vice President John Ammons Join Everglades Volunteer TeamEverglades National Park will host a volunteer event to maintain viewing areas around Paurotis Pond in the Flamingo District on Saturday, January 14. In commemoration of the Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, fulfill a dream and join the volunteer team in celebrating this special weekend by helping to preserve one of Americas special places. Volunteers will clip back native vegetation along the shoreline, pull cattails and remove invasive plant species such as the Brazilian pepper. Since vegetation in the Everglades grows constantly throughout the year, the viewing areas are somewhat overgrown and need to be trimmed back. Paurotis Pond provides excellent opportunities for bird watching during the winter season. Volunteers will meet at 8 a.m. in the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center parking lot. We will leave at 8:15 a.m. to caravan to Paurotis Pond, 24 miles away. Participants are required to wear longsleeved shirts, sneakers and long pants to protect against exposure to sun, biting insects, poisonwood and poison ivy. Please bring a lunch, water bottle, hat and sunglasses. Participating volunteers will receive a free entry pass, enabling each volunteer to visit the Everglades for free again and share this unique National Park with their family and friends. The address of the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center is 40001 SR 9336 in Homestead. Volunteers coming from the Miami area and northern destinations should take the Florida Turnpike (Route 821) south until it ends merging with U.S. 1 at Florida City. Turn right at the first traffic light onto Palm Drive (State Road 9336/SW 344th St.) and follow the signs to the park. The Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center will be on the right. For more information, visit www.nps. gov. From page 1Me And My GirlThe show is filled with dance numbers that include tap, even tap on a table top. There is a warm-hearted exuberance emitted from the cast throughout the show. Ann Nieman is both director and choreographer for the show. The many costumes are a treat to the eye, ranging from formal ball gowns to beach and leisure wear and the huge red investiture cloak with a vermin collar, which Wingerter uses in a tour de force of remarkable, pantomime inventiveness. The sets are visually attractive ranging from a bright English countryside and manor house to a dark library that houses wall-to-wall books and pictures of family ancestors. The energetic and fun-filled musical Me and My Girl plays through February 11 at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. Performances are Tuesday through Sunday evenings, with selected matinees. Tickets can be reserved by calling 2784422, online at www.BroadwayPalm. com or by visiting the box office at 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Elizabeth Flanagan and Vince Wingerter performFrom page 12Landscaping Series Returns Fertilizing Your Lawn or Landscape Correctly on February 22 Composting in the Backyard or in a Worm Box on February 29 (Cost is $7 per household or $35 with a complete worm bin kit) Stormwater Runoff with a Rain Barrel or Cistern on March 7 (Cost is $7 per household or $45 with a rain barrel kit) For more information about the Florida Friendly Landscaping Series, contact Claudia Silveira at 533-7514 or cpiotrowicz@leegov.com. 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 Email your editorial copy to: press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER JANUARY 13, 201216 Ospreyfest! To Benefit CROWsubmitted by Claudia BurnsLocal ospreys will soon be sitting on eggs, so the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) is celebrating the beginning of breeding season with Ospreyfest! on Sunday, January 15. Ospreyfest! is sponsored by the Sanibel Captiva Trust Company, with Baileys General Store as wine sponsor, and will take place at Traditions on the Beach in Sanibels historic Island Inn on West Gulf Drive at 4 p.m. on Sunday, January 15. Prior to a delicious three-course dinner, a silent auction will offer a number of osprey-related items, including an elegant carving of an osprey feather by Jim Sprankle on a slide donated by Congress Jewelers, a striking Luc Century vase with osprey and chicks deeply etched in half-inch thick crystal glass and assorted artworks depicting ospreys, plus a $500 gift certificate from Lilys & Co. Jewelry Gallery. The event features CROWs popular Story of Ospreys, presented by Mark Bird Westall, founder of The International Osprey Foundation (TIOF), Claudia Burns, longtime CROW/TIOF volunteer, and Dave Horton, well-known Island cartoonist and illustrator of Look Whos Flying, an educational coloring book about ospreys. During dinner, a Jim Sprankle original carving of an osprey head, on a slide donated by Congress Jewelers, will be offered to the highest bidder. An oil painting of a young osprey, which Darryl Pottorf created especially for CROW, will be auctioned after dinner. This stunning artwork is valued at $22,000 and is currently on display at Bank of the Islands, along with other Ospreyfest! auction items. Following the auction, Burns will present The Story of Ospreys, punctuated with lifelike osprey calls performed by Bird Westall. All proceeds from the event go towards the care and feeding of wildlife patients at CROW. Sponsorships are still available for $500 (Fledgling) and $1,000 (Fish Hawk). The Fledgling sponsorship admits two to the event; Fish Hawk includes tickets for four. Admission to Ospreyfest! is $75 per person and limited to 175. For more information and to reserve your place, contact Debbie Friedlund, co-chair of the event, at 472-6667 or SanibelFL@hotmail.com. Luc Centurys crystal vase with osprey and chicks can be viewed at Bank of the Islands Jim Sprankle carved an osprey head as a live auction item for Ospreyfest. It is displayed at Bank of the Islands on a slide donated by Congress Jewelers15th Annual Tropical Cooking Extravaganza With Loretta PaganiniThis year, chef Loretta Paganini will host and celebrate her Annual Tropical Cooking Extravaganza at Sanibels newest fine-dining establishment, Il Cielo, located at 1224 Periwinkle Way. The new home will be a comfortable fit for the world-renowned chef, as she was instrumental in the design and development of this exciting restaurant concept. Il Cielo, which means The Sky in Italian, will open its doors on January 16, and will deliver a definitive gourmet experience in an elegant European setting. Chef Loretta has created an authentic Italian restaurant and menu that showcases the areas abundance of fresh, local products. Open for dinner and cocktails, the Il Cielo experience will also include live music. Im thrilled to be part of this exciting new restaurant, said Paganini. Sanibel will soon be home to a beautiful restaurant that reflects my traditional Italian culinary roots and high standards of hospitality, while keeping in mind the islands culture, tastes and lifestyle. Paganini knows the Sanibel culture well, having hosted her Annual Tropical Cooking Extravaganza on the island since 1998, much to the delight of both yearround and seasonal residents. Like many, she has made the annual trip to Sanibel a highlight of her year. I love everything about Sanibel the people, the beautiful island. I spend most mornings walking the beach to see all the incredible seashells that wash ashore, she added before continuing to explain what makes her stays on the island a little bit different. It is a common practice for Clevelanders to escape the sleet and mountains of snow for a nice week of sunshine in Florida I just dont think they all travel with their culinary tool kits. This years classes will be held Monday through Saturday, January 23 to 28. The three-hour classes are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost for the classes is $525 for the six-class series or $95 per class. Those registered for the entire series will receive a complimentary apron. Classes will include Postcards from Rome on Monday, January 23; Italian Surf & Turf on Tuesday, January 24; Elegant and Easy Appetizers on Wednesday, January 25; An Italian Intermezzo on Thursday, January 26; An Italian Spring Fling on Friday, January 27; and A Sparkling Brunch on Saturday, January 28 For reservations, call the Loretta Paganini School of Cooking at 888-748-4063 or 440-729-1110. Hollywood Canteen Gala Tickets On SaleEvoking the golden days of Hollywood, when the stars entertained the troops in clubs called canteens, the fourth annual 2012 USOinspired Hollywood Canteen Gala takes guests back in time to the 1940s with this unique event supporting the Southwest Florida Museum of History. On Saturday, January 28 at 6 p.m., the Southwest Florida Museum of History Foundation hosts its annual signature fundraising event. This year, the gala returns to historic Page Field at the new Paragon Flight School Hangar. Guests will be treated to an evening of food, dancing and entertainment in the tradition of USO hangar dances. The Hollywood Canteen saw many stars, some who served in the military and others who simply served the troops, as it welcomed service men and women for some food and entertainment with music and lots of dancing. It was film star Bette Davis who, with a huge cadre of volunteers, created the canteen or club for service personnel during World War II. In addition to a new theme, this USOstyle dance and dinner features a new band Sarasota Gold and promises to be an event to remember complete with live music, a delicious dinner, World War II memorabilia, vintage aircraft, auctions filled with outstanding items, a VIP area and more. Costumes are encouraged for this spectacular evening including military uniforms, and 1940s period fashions. Tickets are just $50 and tables of eight (buy seven seats, get one free) are available for purchase by groups. Proceeds benefit the Foundation which supports education programs and exhibits at the SWFL Museum of History. Reservations are required by calling 321-7430 or tickets can be purchased online at www. swflmuseumofhistory.com. Page Field will be the setting for the 2012 USO-inspired Hollywood Canteen


17 THE RIVER JANUARY 13, 2012 Plant SmartSnowberryby Gerri ReavesSnowberrys (Chiococca alba) fruit lends a wintery touch to the South Florida landscape. Those clusters of berries that resemble little snowballs are a boon for migrating and native birds looking for a meal on a chilly day. The common name derives not only from the shiny white color of the fruit, but from the fleshy interior that glistens like snow in the sunlight. Also called milkberry, this relative of the gardenia grows to 10 feet or more. A native of hardwood hammocks, it has a multi-trunked sprawling structure and can even creep along the ground. The oval evergreen leaves of two to four inches long contrast prettily with the bright white berries. The five-petaled tubular flowers bloom year round, but mostly in summer. The panicles of six to eight fragrant flowers turn from white to creamy yellow with age. The fruit appears chiefly in late summer to winter. Snowberry has value beyond the ornamental. The fruit is a food source for the white-crowned pigeon and other wildlife, and the flowers a nectar source for Julia and other butterflies. Snowberry prefers full sun and welldrained soil, but can be planted in partial shade. A tendency to scramble and climb made it useful as a buffer or trellis plant. Pruning is likely to be the only maintenance required for this highly droughttolerant and pest-resistant native. Propagate it with seeds. Sources: Native Florida Plants by Robert G. Haehle and Joan Brookwell, The Shrubs & Woody Vines of Florida by Gil Nelson, edis.ifas.ufl.edu, sfrc.ufl. edu, and regionalconservation.org. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance Southwest Florida landscape. Native snowberry is low-maintenance, wildlife-friendly ornamental shrub photos by Gerri Reaves Amid the dense foliage is a plentiful supply of bright, white snowberries To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


THE RIVER JANUARY 13, 201218 Wujcik Exhibition Opening At Bob Rauschenberg GalleryAs guest curator, Barbara Anderson Hills intent for the Theo Wujcik: A Ten Year Retrospective (2001-2011) exhibition was to expand on the 30 year Theo Wujcik retrospective (1970-2000) cocurated by James Rosenquist and Margaret Miller, which premiered at Floridas Gulf Coast Museum of Art. Wujcik is masterful at combining appropriated images and patterns from our contemporary culture into a confluence of fragmented, complex works filled with symbolism, metaphor, humor and irony, said Hill. Wujcik is led by his passionate curiosity to examine seemingly unrelated subject matter, ranging from interior dcor to global warming to hero worship. Wujciks mental archive of loose associations converges with his technical precision to produce riffs of brilliantly painted canvases. Using visual clues, portraits are obscured by pixels or chain link fencing. Sensuous lines of a desk leg morph into dripping paint. Looming large are animated mythical heroes. In a significant departure from his paintings, Wujcik, in 2011 began his Jade series of intimate works. Remnants from Asian and American culture carved jade and wood, t-shirts and bottle caps are incorporated into a discarded Japanese wood screen he found in a dumpster. Wujcik lives in his studio in the heart of Tampas historic Ybor City, where his urban life and studio work are seamlessly interwoven. Retired from teaching since 2003, Wujcik paints fulltime, continuing his lifelong investigation of popular culture, associating its idiosyncrasies and disconnects in remarkable and visually poetic ways. In talking about his recent work, Wujcik noted, The dominant motif focuses on a cross cultural, visual dialogue with prominent Chinese artists, which is ongoing. Noteworthy, due to the dramatic shift from painting, are the works in the Jade series which tie into my present American/Asian interests on another level. The jade and teak wood carvings and the bottle caps are all found objects, which Ive combined in an east meets west marriage of like circumstances. With a considerable inventory of these objects still in hand, exploring the inherent potential of these materials will continue in expansive ways. Wujcik is a professor emeritus of University of South Florida, where he taught from 1972 to 2003. Wujciks works have been included in exhibitions and in the permanent collections of Americas premier art institutions such as New Yorks Whitney Museum of American Art, Museum of Modern Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Detroit Institute of Arts and Yale University Art Gallery. Wujcik is the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, University of South Florida Research and Creative Scholarship Grant, Florida Division of Cultural Affairs Individual Artist Fellowship, Edwin Austin Abbey Memorial Fund for Mural Painting and a Fellowship Award from the National Academy of Design. Wujcik was a master lithographic printer for Tamarind and Gemini G.E.L. print studios, both in Los Angeles and the Detroit Lithography Workshop, and a shop manager for the University of South Floridas Graphicstudio. He has worked with internationally renowned artists such as Robert Morris, James Rosenquist, Ed Ruscha, Richard Anuszkiewicz and Nicholas Krushenick. Barbara Anderson Hill is a fine art consultant with more than 30 years of professional expertise as a curator, collection manager, writer and advisor for Floridas art institutions. Robert Rauschenberg Gallery hours are Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., closed Sundays and holidays. For more information, visit www.rauschenberggallery.com. Theo Wujciks Mythical Hero, 2008, acrylic on canvas, 115 x 90 collection, Stanton Storer, Tampa Theo Wujciks Cross Cultural, 2009, acrylic on canvas, 92 x 75 Arsenic And Old Lace At FirehouseBegin your new year at the Firehouse Community Theatre with everyones the favorite, Arsenic And Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring, playing January 13 and 14 as well as January 20 and 21 at 7 p.m. Matinees will be staged on January 15 and 22 at 2 p.m. Arsenic And Old Lace, directed by long-time Theatre member Julie Wilkins, 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!continued on page 19 Reverend Harper (Robert Wilk) has tea with Abby (Barb Brandenburg-McDowell) and Teddy Brewster (Henry Avery) SANIBEL ISLAND ANTIQUE AND JEWELRY SHOW A true Southwest Florida tradition for decades!Weekend Admission $6Kids Under 16 FREE with Adult $1 OFF Admission With this Ad Sanibel Island Community Center, 2173 Periwinkle Way239-368-2505oakleypromotions.comCrystal & Glass Repair Done on SiteThe Sanibel Antique and Jewelry Show offers exhibitors from all over the country, with the highest quality antiques, jewelry and collectibles.JANUARY 14TH and 15TH Sat, 10AM 5PM Sun, 11AM 4PM


From page 18Arsenic And Old LaceThe 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 e-mail info@firehousecommunitytheatre.com. The Firehouse Community Theatre is located at 241 North Bridge Street in historic downtown LaBelle. For more information, visit www.firehousecommunitytheatre.com. Arsenic And Old Lace is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York. 19 THE RIVER JANUARY 13, 2012 Beach Art Association Hosts Open House On January 12 from 9:30 a.m. to12:30 p.m., the Fort Myers Beach Art Association board will host an open house at the gallery for members and those interested in learning more about the association. President Meg Bushnell will talk about the activities of the association while the board provides refreshments and from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., there will be a free demo, A to Z Acrylic, by Kevin Tobin, Jr. from Golden Artists Colors. 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. Drawing for the raffle of a framed watercolor painting by Jerry McLish. will be at the open house. Proceeds will benefit the scholarship fund. The Art Divine holiday sale extends until noon on January 12 and then will be removed to make way for the Winter Juried Show.This show starts January15 at 4 p.m. with a demo by Rose Edin, (fee $10.), sponsored by Red Coconut RV Resort. It will hang until February 10. There are still a few openings for Edins workshop January 16 to 20, Call the gallery for more information. A reception for the Winter Juried Show will be on January 22 from 2:30 to 4 p.m., starting with a gallery talk at 1-2:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. The working gallery on Donora and Shellmound, Fort Myers Beach, is open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday. For more information on shows or classes, call 463.3909 or visit at www. fortmyersbeachart.com. Raffle painting by Jerry McLish photo by S Kasparie World Famous Musician To PerformA little wine and music can go a long way 1,500 miles to be exact. On Friday, January 13 and Saturday, January 14, Paul Cullen of Bad Company fame is playing Fort Myers for the first time since 1992 as part of his Unplugged and Uncorked tour. He is performing both nights at the Twisted Vine Bistro. Cullen is packing up two-thirds of his Unplugged and Uncorked brand his guitar and his new private wine label, Sonata and making the journey from his base in Lower Delaware to Fort Myers. He is sharing his white, ros and red wines and his jazzy cool acoustic sounds with patrons at Twisted Vine Bistro. Cullen, based in Slower Lower, Delaware, is a musician, wine and food expert, and entrepreneur. His company, Unplugged and Uncorked combines his background as a musician with his expertise in wine and food. Cullens 30 years of music experience includes a stint with the English rock band Bad Company in the 1990s and three solo records. His latest CD release is Eleven Sundays. In 2011, Unplugged and Uncorked has been expanding throughout, and beyond the Mid-Atlantic region, landing in multiple retail establishments and restaurants in Maryland, DC, Delaware and California. His wine label, Sonata is California produced wine by a family run vineyard in the Sierra Foothills. Cullen also recently joined the editorial staff of Coastal Style magazine as food editor, providing him an opportunity to showcase the third prong of his company: Italian-inspired food, which he has been sharing through recipes and cooking videos via the online version of the publication. For more information about Cullens Florida journey amongst other Unplugged and Uncorked escapades go to tuneyourpalate.wordpress.com. Twisted Vine Bistro is located at 2214 Bay Street in the historic downtown Fort Myers River District. Call 226-1687. Paul Cullen, former bassist for the rock band Bad Company, is performing at the Twisted Vine Bistro in Fort Myers Voted BEST OF THE ISLANDS Specials Every Day Email your editorial copy to: press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER JANUARY 13, 201220 Walt Whitman On Stage At Theatre Conspiracyby Di SaggauWill Stutts is back on stage at Theatre Conspiracy, this time as famous American poet, Walt Whitman. Stutts has enthralled audiences with his earlier portrayals of Edgar Alan Poe and Frank Lloyd Wright at Theatre Conspiracy. In Walt Whitman: Liberal and Lusty as Nature, he totally captures the character of the famous poet with his long flowing grey hair, beard and mustache. Whitman is among the most influential poets in the American canon, often called the father of free verse. Through Stutts narrative and acting we learn about the man, not just the poet. The play begins with Whitman in his older years at his home in Camden, New Jersey. His left arm hangs limp as his side, the result of one of his many strokes. Its early spring 1891 and Whitman is speaking to his unseen biographer, Horace Traubel. He talks about growing up in Long Island, about his strained relationship with his stern father, and his love for his mother. Whitman grew up in Long Island. He recalls teaching 60 children in a one room schoolhouse. On a very hot day, he took the kids to a nearby pond to fish. A disruptive boy was boxed in the ears by Whitman, which got him arrested. The jury deliberated for 10 minutes and then said, We find he didnt hit him hard enough. Whitman was exonerated. His career included journalism, working in field hospitals during the Civil War, with the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Justice Department. He finally moved to Camden, New Jersey in 1873, paying $1,700 for his house, which he says was way too much. He remained there until his death on March 26, 1892. Whitman tells Horace about a lecture he was to give in Montana, when an early season blizzard arrived. He assumed the lecture would be cancelled, but as he was luxuriating in his hotel room there was a knock on the door. Three little old ladies had traveled a long way to hear his poetry. He invited them in and they read poetry until midnight. They also drank every drop of his sherry. They made him an honorary member of the Missouri Valley, Montana Auxiliary League. He kept in touch with the ladies over the years and is now the only living member of the auxiliary. He often refers to Washington City, as it was called in his day. His view of politicians seems similar to what were hearing today. He said the fundamentalists came to Washington City and found out its a lot more fun not to be a fundamentalist. The government considered his revolutionary poetic masterpiece Leaves of Grass immoral, which to Whitmans delight resulted in a huge increase in sales. It was former Iowa Senator James Harlan, the new Secretary of the Interior, who fired Whitman on moral grounds after finding an 1860 edition of Leaves of Grass. The book was first released in 1855, revised and re-released in 1860 and again in 1867, and several more times throughout the remainder of Whitmans life. Whitman expounds on the Civil War, the slaughter and the sacrifices that were made. He said there is nothing more Democratic than a military hospital ward, referring to a 14-year-old rebel soldier he befriended and held in his arms when he died. Whitman wrote in the preface to the 1855 edition of Leaves of Grass, The proof of a poet is that his country absorbs him as affectionately as he has absorbed it. He believed in the relationship between the poet and society. Dont miss Will Stutts in Walt Whitman: Liberal and Lusty as Nature, playing through January 21 at Theatre Conspiracy, 10091 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers. For tickets or more information, visit www.theatreconspiracy.org or call 936-3239. Will Stutts as Walt Whitman Parenting Skills Collide At Florida Rep Theatreby Di SaggauThe Tony Award winning play God of Carnage is one of the most entertaining plays Ive seen at Florida Rep. Its a dark adult comedy with some very strong language, and yet I havent laughed this hard in a long time. Director Dennis Lee Delaney has assembled a formidable cast. Carrie Lund and Craig Bockhorn are Veronica and Michael Novak. Chris Clavelli and Shelley Delaney are Alan and Annette Raleigh. Each of these actors has the ability to inhabit their characters perfectly. They are totally committed to the material and each has memorable moments. Veronica is a writer of sorts, working on a book about the crisis in Darfur. Michael runs a plumbing hardware store. Alan is a lawyer representing a huge pharmaceutical company involving a potentially dangerous drug that could lead to lawsuits. His cell phone rings constantly and he becomes increasingly manic with each call. Annette, works in wealth management and is barely able to control her loathing for her husbands cell phone addition. The play is performed for 90 minutes without an intermission. Its a rollercoaster ride that has the audience glued to their seats as they watch the unraveling of four seemingly civil parents who are upset over an unfortunate playground incident involving their 11-year-old sons. One kid has hit the other in the mouth, damaging two teeth. As the play opens, Veronica its her son who was attacked is reading a statement about the incident that she hopes both couples can agree upon. She also feels its important for the two kids to meet and work out their differences. As the evening unravels, alliances are formed and dissolved in the blink of an eye. At first its couple against couple, then its women against the men and men against the women. Before all is said and done, there are confrontations from all angles. Tulips flown in from Holland end up flying through the air. Everyone behaves badly. One situation that comes up from time to time involves Michaels casual confession about throwing his daughters pet hamster out in the street. He hates rodents. Annette, after thinking about this scenario, screams at him When you saw that hamster sitting there paralyzed, why didnt you pick it up? Annette has a delicate digestive system that literally explodes at one point all over Veronicas priceless art books. The play by Yasmina Reza and Christopher Hampton has dialogue that grabs you by the collar and goes for laughs big time as the couples become increasingly hostile and eventually inebriated. They speak truths that most people only think about. Its Veronica who has the last word during a very dramatic ending. The set by Robert F. Wolin is definitey up to Florida Rep standards. Its an upscale living room with African masks and lots of books. The chairs and ottomans are leopard print. The walls have large holes and mirrors that seem to go nowhere. To me, it represents the volatility of the characters in the play. God of Carnage is a smartly acted show, funny, occasionally disturbing and one I highly recommend. It plays through January 22 at Florida Repertory Theatre, in the Historic Arcade Theatre on Bay Street, between Jackson and Hendry in the Fort Myers River District. Tickets are available online at www.floridarep.org, at the box office or by calling 332-4488. Carrie Lund and Craig Bockhorn


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THE RIVER JANUARY 13, 201222 Ceramic Work At Commissioner Halls OfficeLee County Commissioner Tammy Hall is supporting local artists by giving them an opportunity to display their artwork in her Fort Myers office. This month, ceramic artist Bunny McBride will display his work in the District 4 Office located at the Old County Courthouse in downtown Fort Myers. The display includes several utilitarian, functional and one-of-a-kind ceramic pieces. The work will be on display until February 10. The public is welcome to stop by and view the work and learn more about the artist. Call 5332226 to confirm office hours for viewing the artwork. The arts are an important part of the cultural and development of our community, said Hall. I believe that government can play an important role in public awareness, developing the use of public spaces for display and interaction of art, and for the encouragement and commitment of continued financial support both public and private of all the arts. Other local artists will be featured every six weeks at Halls office, located on the first floor of the Old County Courthouse, 2120 Main Street in downtown Fort Myers. Ringling College Glass ExhibitionRingling College of Art and Design is pleased to present the third exhibition of exceptional glass from the collection of Richard and Barbara Basch. American Studio Glass: Fifty Years of Extraordinary Achievement is on view in the Richard and Barbara Basch Gallery of the Academic Center through March 24. This exhibition of more than 30 works will focus on some of the major figures in the American Studio Glass movement and their work over the past 50 years. Some of the important artists included in the exhibition are Oben Abright, Martin Blank, Sonja Blomdahl, Jose Chardiet, Dale Chihuly, Keke Cribbs, Dan Dailey, Laura Donefer, Michael Glancy, Baldwin Guggisberg, Richard Jolley, Shayna Lieb, Richard Marquis, Robert Mickelsen, Benjamin Moore, William Morris, Danny Perkins, Stephen Powell, Richard Royal, Paul Stankard, Chris Tarpley, Leah Wingfield and Toots Zynsky. The exhibition will allow the visitor to the gallery to have an intimate experience with these remarkable examples of studio glass assembled by Richard and Barbara Basch. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The gallery will be closed during spring break from March 5 through 11. The exhibition will continue from March 12 to 24. The Richard and Barbara Basch Gallery is located in the Academic Center Building on the campus of the Ringling College of Art and Design, 2363 Bradenton Road in Sarasota. Bunny McBride Book ReviewThe Missing Of The Sommeby Max FriedersdorfPublished previously in England, The Missing Of The Somme, acclaimed as the great Great War book of our time by the London Observer, has been re-published in the United States and is available on the new books shelf at the Sanibel Public Library. The author, Geoff Dyer, a British writer of great sensitivity and talent, has produced an unusual and haunting book of par: t travelogue, part meditation and remembrance of the 1914-1918 war to end all wars. Dyer takes his readers on an unforgettable journey through World War 1 battlefields, military cemeteries, museums and memorials. World War I (known in Europe as the Great War), in human terms decimated a generation of young men. For animals, in England, in Saint Judes Church, Hampstead, there is a memorial to the 375,000 horses killed in the war, Dyer reports. The Somme was a pleasant river in northern France before the war. As the fighting settled into a static trench conflict of attrition, devastating artillery duels, poison gas attacks and suicidal murderous machine gun charges, the peaceful Somme valley and environs became an infamous killing ground. The casualty rate for British soldiers was so high, Dyer explains, It was as if a terrible plague had swept through the male population of the countryexcept there were no bodies, no signs of burial, no cemeteries even. Ten percent of the males under 45 had simply disappeared. On the battlefield at Thiepval, Dyer continues, By this time on July 1, 1916, under a sky as clear and hot as this, 20,000 British soldiers had been killed; another 40,000 were wounded or missing. The Cross of Sacrifice at the edge of the cemetery reads, Dyer writes, That The World May Remember The Common Sacrifice Of Two And A Half Million Dead. Here Have Been Laid Side By Side Soldiers Of France And Of The British Empire In Eternal Comradeship. Dyer walks among the row after row of graves and remarks, The only sound is the humming of bees, light passing through the trees striking the grass. Gradually I become aware that the air is alive with butterflies. The flowers are thick with the white blur of wings, the rust and black camouflage of Red Admirals, silent as ghosts. I remember the names of only a few butterflies, but I know the Greek word `psyche means both `soul and `butterfly. And as I sit and watch, I know also that what I am seeing are souls of the nameless dead who lie here fluttering through the perfect air. The Missing Of The Somme, by Geoff Dyer. Vintage Books. Paperback, 157 pages, 21 photos, $14.95. Hidden History Of Everglades City Book SigningAttention, history buffs. On Saturday, January 21, the Friends of the Fort Myers Library are hosting a book signing at the Fort Myers-Lee County Public Library from 10 am. to noon. Naples author Maureen SullivanHartung is sharing stories from Hidden History of Everglades City and Pointscontinued on page 23 Naples author Maureen Sullivan-Hartung Southwest Florida Symphony Society Announces Photography ContestThe Southwest Florida Symphony Society is looking for images that best represent the downtown Fort Myers River District with City Lights A Photography Contest. The deadline for digital entries is Monday, January 23. Were inviting the public to use their creativity highlighting our beautiful River District, said Pamela Templeton, honorary chair for the Symphony Societys event, Girls Night Out. The contest is open to everyone, with a limit of three entries per participant. Entries will be judged on overall impact, creativity, composition and keeping with the contest theme. There is no entry fee. Finalists will be selected by a panel of judges and the selected photos will be on display at the 2012 Symphony Designer Showcase at High Point Place, located at 2090 West First Street, from February 3 to 12. Cash prizes will be awarded on February 7 for first, second and third place. A Pamelas Choice and Peoples Choice award will also be announced. Judges include local cartoonist Doug MacGregor, gallery owners Terry Tincher and Paul Rodino, and the Downtown Diva Stephanie Davis. Go to www.myriverdistrict.com and click on City Lights for contest rules and the online submission form, or visit the Alliance for the Arts website at www.artinlee.org. All entries must be submitted online. The contest is held in conjunction with The Designer Showcase, a 10-day fundraiser at High Point Place in the River District. Admission is $15. Evening events are also planned including Girls Night Out on February 7 and Mad Martini Nite After5 on February 9. Admission to the evening events is $35. All proceeds benefit the Southwest Florida Symphony. For more information on these events, go to www.swflso.org and click on the Symphony Society tab.


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THE RIVER JANUARY 13, 201224 A New Stadium, New All-Star Personnel, A New Manager And A New Name The Miami Marlinsby Ed FrankWhen the 2012 Major League baseball seasons starts in little more than two months, there will be an all new look to the renamed Miami Marlins, formerly the Florida Marlins, both physically and personnel wise. In fact, you might want to drive across Alligator Alley to see a game in their brand new stadium, Marlins Ballpark, and a team that will be vastly improved from years past. Set to open in April, the 37,000-seat air conditioned stadium with a retractable roof was designed with sightlines that will provide excellent views of the field from every seat. There is parking for 5,700 cars, aquariums behind home plate and a private seating area in left field with a swimming pool. Yes, you can watch the game from the pool, a bar or field-level seats. In anticipation of added revenue from increased attendance generated by the new stadium, the Marlins have spent a staggering $191 million in the off-season to sign three All-Stars: shortstop Jose Reyes, closer Heath Bell and veteran starting pitcher Mark Buehle. Then, to further bolster an already solid pitching corps, the Marlins traded for the volatile, often-suspended Carlos Zambrano from the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs are paying $15 million of the $18 million owed Zambrano this year, but had tired of the year-in and year-out antics of the pitcher. In addition to the new stadium and new personnel, the Marlins also have a new manager, the fiery Ozzie Guillen, whose job it will be to keep Zambranos temper in check as well as the egos of his other players. A fellow native of Venezuela, Zambrano is a close friend of Guillen who urged Marlins president of baseball operations, Larry Beinfest, to make the trade, giving up a promising young pitcher Chris Volstad, a former first round draft selection. Not only will Guillen have the responsibility of keeping Zambrano in check, he also must calm a simmering situation involving his three-time All-Star Hanley Ramirez who must switch to third base with the acquisition of Reyes. Good players move, Guillen said recently. Bad players, they get released. With Ramirez and Reyes anchoring the left side of the infield, the Marlins have perhaps the best left side in baseball. There is little doubt that the expensive revamping of the Marlins roster should make them strong contenders in the National League East. The Marlins have not reached post-season play since 2003 when they won their second World Series, defeating the New York Yankees in six games. Just as a new ballpark enabled the Minnesota Twins to nearly double their payroll two years ago, the Marlins feel they can work the same magic via their new South Beach stadium. Last year, the Marlins drew only 1.4 million fans, ranking 29th out of the 30 Major League teams. Their payroll of $56.9 million was 24th. But this year will be different. The Marlins, with the often-entertaining Guillen at the helm, should be an exciting team to watch. Everblades Slip To Third With Double Loss To Gwinnett The Florida Everblades were defeated twice on the road last weekend by the firstplace Gwinnett Gladiators, 4-3 and 6-2, dropping the local hockey team into third place, four points in back of Gwinnett in the ECHL South Division. Florida returns home to Germain Arena this week for three games against the expansion Chicago Express Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights. The puck drops at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 7 p.m. Saturday. The Everblades began the week with an 18-14-3 season record. Despite their first year, Chicago comes here with an above .500 record of 16-13-5, and in second place in the ECHL North Division. Randys Auto Repair, LLCwww.RandysAutoRepairLLC.com16191 San Carlos Blvd, Ste 1Fort Myers, FL 33908Tel. 267-2556FOREIGN & DOMESTIC BUMPER TOBUMPER OIL CHANGE SPECIAL $17.99 (up to 5 qts.)Lic No. MV 81675 HOURS: M-F: 9am 5:30pm Sat & Sun: By Appt.Ich spreche Deutsch To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732 American Lung Association Local StairclimbRegistration now is under way and teams will soon begin training for the 2012 Fight for Air Stairclimb, scheduled for April 28 at the High Point Place, 2104 West First Street, Fort Myers and hosted by the Gulfcoast Chapter of the American Lung Association. Last years event raised $45,000 for the battle against lung diseases such as asthma and lung cancer, which is the leading cancer-related death for men and women in the United States. Event organizers hope to raise $60,000 this year. During stairclimbs, which take place throughout the country, participants raise money by collecting pledges to ascend the stairway in a high-rise tower. High Point Place, the tallest building between Tampa and Miami, has donated access to one of its towers for the climb, and Lee Memorial Health System has returned as the largest sponsor. Nearly 250 climbers participated last year, and we anticipate that number to increase substantially this year, said Kurt Goerke, regional director of the ALAs Gulfcoast Chapter. The Fort Myers stairclimb is attracting an increasing level of support and participation from local firefighters. Typically, firefighters don their full gear during the climb, providing a healthy competition between neighboring fire districts while at the same time inspiring non-firefighting participants. We had such positive feedback last year from participants about the involvement of the firefighters, and we are so pleased theres an even greater level of interest from them this year, Goerke said. Hopefully we will see all local fire districts represented in the stairclimb. We couldnt ask for better representatives of the need to fight for air than firefighters. Teams that have registered for the event are invited to begin training, and practice climbs are scheduled weekly on Saturday mornings beginning in February. Registration fee is $25 and each climber must raise $100. More information and registration is available at www. FightForAirClimb.org. High Point Place offers climbers 30 floors and 514 steps, which will provide for a nice fitness challenge, Goerke said. For more information about the American Lung Association or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNG-USA (1-800-586-4872) or visit www.lungusa. org. 21st Annual Tour De Cape At Cape HarbourWalk, run, bike, trike, jog, skip, saunter or stroll. No matter the method, planners want participants to come out and compete in the 21st Annual Tour De Cape. This event is meant to inspire people of all ages to join in for family fun or for a fierce competition. Enjoy a great start to the weekend with music, food and fun at the kick-off celebration which will take place in the promenade near the Joint Restaurant. Participants can pick up packets, maps and t-shirts at this event beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, January 20. Schedule of events for Tour De Cape: Friday, January 20 Pre-event packet pick-up celebration with live music at The Joint. Packet pick up begins at 5 p.m. and live music is from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, January 21 5K Run/Walk designed for advanced and novice runners. Check in begins at 6:30 a.m. Race time is 8 a.m. A continental breakfast will be available for participants. Sunday, January 22 Tour De Cape Bike Rides. Sundays bike tours offer varied routes from 15, 30, 60 and 100 mile courses in the west and north sections of Cape Coral. The event provides a continental breakfast, lunch, on route rest stations with snacks and beverages, SAG vehicles, police support and route maps. A Family Bike Ride begins at 10 a.m. with lunch at the Pavilion tent at 11 a.m., including hot dogs, chips and a drink. There are three ways to register for the 2012 Tour De Cape: 1) Mail in registration form with payment 2) Go online to www.active.com 3) Register at the pre-event on Friday, January 20, which is considered preregistration. All participants who registered prior to January 5 are guaranteed to receive a shirt. Make checks payable to the City of Cape Coral a drivers license number is required. If registrant is under 18, the form must be co-signed by a parent or legal guardian. Participants under 13 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. More information is available at www. floridabicycle.org. Call the Cape Coral Parks and Recreation Department at 573-3125 for additional details. Calusa 5K BUG Chase The Fort Myers Metro-McGregor Kiwanis Club is sponsoring the fourth annual Calusa 5K BUG Chase. All proceeds benefit the MetroMcGregor Kiwanis BUG (Bring Up Grades) program, designed to provide recognition to local elementary students who raise their grades to an acceptable range and maintain or continue to raise them from one grading period to the next. The group currently has BUG programs in operation at Orangewood, Colonial and Littleton Elementary schools and are actively seeking more schools to participate.continued on page 31


25 THE RIVER JANUARY 13, 2012Financial Peace University Course To Be Taught In Southwest FloridaNearly one and a half million families have been able to positively change their financial situation through Financial Peace University (FPU), the 13-week course taught by Dave Ramsey on DVD. FPU teaches families and individuals common-sense principles like how to make a plan with their money so they are able to free themselves of debt and build lasting wealth. FPU is available for churches, military, non-profit agencies and businesses. FPU will be held locally at: Cypress Lake United Methodist Church, located at 8570 Cypress Lake Drive in Fort Myers. The classes will begin Sunday, January 22 at 10:45 a.m. Contact Carol Herdic at 482-1250 for more information or to register. Daybreak Fellowship Church, located at 4513 Orange Grove Blvd. in North Fort Myers. The classes will begin Monday, January 23 at 7 p.m. Contact Anastasia Frangakis at 573-9009 for more information or to register. Dave Ramsey knows first-hand what it is like to be broke and hopeless. Because of his experiences, he decided to help other people change the way they handle their money and began teaching FPU in 1994. Because of the lessons we learned in FPU, we have been able to pay off $36,000 in just 17 months! said Christine Cohn, a former FPU participant. Debt had caused us to stop dreaming because we couldnt look into the future without feeling stressed. Now we have a plan for our money and working together for our future. After each lesson there is a small group discussion that provides accountability and encouragement. Topics include saving for emergencies, budgeting, relationships and money, and getting out debt. FPU is a fun and easy to understand program. Whether you are deeply in debt or financially secure, FPU will help you gain a new perspective on how to handle your money, commented Ramsey. These lessons are especially essential right now as people are trying to regain control of their finances. The current economy has people feeling more hopeless than ever when it comes to their money. In an effort to recover the economy from the ground up, Ramsey has begun The Great Recovery that challenges individuals to take personal responsibility for their finances and leaders to educate others about finances through programs such as FPU. Each class participant needs a kit that includes a lifetime family membership to FPU, an FPU workbook, an FPU envelope system, 13 audio lessons, bonus CD, budgeting forms, debit card holders and Ramseys best-selling book, Financial Peace. Kits can be purchased online at www.daveramsey.com or by calling 888-227-3223. FGCU Small Business Development Center Hosts Entrepreneurs Law SchoolThe Small Business Development Center at Florida Gulf Coast University hosts the 13th annual Entrepreneurs Law School event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, January 28 at the Student Union on campus. FGCU President Wilson G. Bradshaw is the keynote speaker. The all-day workshop, sponsored by Pavese Law Firm, Relevanza, Wells Fargo, Markham Norton Moesteller Wright & Company and Great Florida Insurance, is geared toward small business owners and entrepreneurs who want to get their small business legal questions answered by professionals in the field of law. The day kicks off with a continental breakfast sponsored by Costco at 8:30 a.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to choose from tracks of 50 minutes each on subjects that are informative and need-to-know such as legal contracts conducted by Carmen Dellutri, The Dellutri Law Firm; everything legal-stump the attorney conducted by Donna Flammang, Brennan, Manna & Diamond; distressed property options and foreclosures, presented by Mary Sanders, Sanders Law Firm. The afternoon will continue with a dynamic panel discussion on the effects of small business bankruptcy from a legal, tax, finance, and insurance perspective. We are pleased to continue to provide this annual educational workshop and reach out to small business owners throughout Southwest Florida who may have questions or concerns about their business, said Suzanne Specht, assistant director of the SBDC and program coordinator for Entrepreneurs Law School. Often business owners come to the SBDC for confidential business consulting and have legal questions. This event is a great opportunity for small business owners and entrepreneurs to hear from a variety of attorneys on different legal matters. Tuition to attend the all-day event is $99 and includes breakfast and lunch. The first 50 paid attendees by January 16 will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win dinner for two; the winner will be announced at the luncheon. Cost on the day of the event is $199. Register at www.sbdc-lawschool.com or call 745-3700 for more information. To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732 Alliance Offers Technology ClassesThe Alliance for the Arts is offering classes and workshops for people who may have received new high tech toys and tools this holiday season. Maybe youve got with a new fancy phone or tablet but dont know how to begin to harness its artistic potential. Instructor Gerard Damiano is offering a wide variety of courses on using Mac products, such as The Art of the i-Pad, i-Tunes Crash Course and a Mac Power Users Workshop. There are also classes on using digital SLRs for photographers of all levels, as well as on using Adobe Photoshop. Find out more or download the complete Winter Catalog at Artinlee.org, stop by the Alliance to pick one up, or call 939-2787 to request a copy by mail. Registration for all classes is now open and pre-registration is required. Alliance members receive discounts on all classes and workshops. The Alliance campus and galleries are open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays, located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. SBRN Hosts Best Ways To Protect Your Intellectual Property At PanelThe Southwest Florida Small Business Resource Network (SBRN) hosts a networking and roundtable panel discussion on the best ways to protect your intellectual property from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 19 at the Lee County Economic Development Office, 2201 Second Street in Fort Myers. SBRN, a statewide organization, is sponsored locally by Florida Gulf Coast Universitys Small Business Development Center. Presenters are Edward M. Livingston and Bryan L. Loeffler, U.S. registered patent attorneys and SBRN members. They practice patent law and other areas of intellectual property law, including trademarks/service marks, trade dress, trade secrets, copyrights, franchising and litigation. Livingston is also board certified by the Florida Bar in intellectual property law. Both Livingston and Loeffler will provide a general overview of intellectual property law, and discuss issues to protect small business owners and their clients.continued on page 35Condo and HOAKnow Your RightsBy Richard D. DeBoest II, Attorney at LawCondo and HOA Q & APeriodically I will address your questions about issues in your condo or homeowners association. Here are a few that I have been asked recently and that are common to many of you: Q. Is it true that a condominium association insures my air conditioning compressor and air handler against a casualty loss? A. Yes, pursuant to Section 718.111(11) Florida Statutes, a condominium association insures a unit owners entire air conditioning system, inside and out, against damage caused by a casualty. A casualty is a sudden unexpected event that causes damage such as fire, flood, hurricane, lightening, theft or vandalism. In such cases, the condominium association must pay the insurance deductible and any other expenses not covered by the insurance. However, this does not mean that the association is obligated to buy you a new A/C system when it quits after 20 years due to normal wear and tear. Q. Can my association allow owners to have pets but not renters? A. Yes, if the recorded covenants expressly prohibit renters from keeping pets this provision is enforceable and legal. This type of rule would not be enforceable if it is just a rule adopted by the Board of Directors without approval of the owners and recorded in the public record. So, the first questions to determine enforceability of such a rule are, How was the rule adopted, and by whom? Q. Can an association force my renter to pay the rent to the association if I am behind in my assessment payments? A. Yes. In both condominiums and homeowner associations the law allows an association to claim the rent money from a tenant under these circumstances. If the tenant fails to pay, the association can evict him or her. Also, if the tenant does pay the rent as demanded, the owner/landlord cannot evict the tenant. Q. Can I get my question answered in this column? A. Yes, send your question to inquiry@ condoandhoalawgroup.com and I will try to answer it in the next column. This information is general and is not intended as specific legal advice applicable to your association. DeBoest recently co-authored a chapter in Florida Condominium and Community Association Law published by The Florida Bar and he regularly speaks and writes on community association law topics. He can be contacted at inquiry@ condoandhoalawgroup.com.


THE RIVER JANUARY 13, 201226 Space Still Available For Myers, Brettholtz & Co. Nonprofit WorkshopMyers, Brettholtz & Company, PA, Certified Public Accountants & Business Consultants, will hold a nonprofit workshop on Tuesday, January 31 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Since 2001, Myers, Brettholtz & Company, PA has sponsored seminars focused on the needs of nonprofits in the areas of human resources, fundraising, accounting practices and finance. Emily Furlong of Rollins College Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership Center will facilitate this seminar, How Risk Management, Planning and Fundraising Can Build a Strong Nonprofit. Special guest speaker Scott Gregory, CIC CRM, vice president, business insurance agent with BB&T-Oswald Trippe and Company, will address risk management through insurance. The presentation will include information on how risk management, planning and fundraising can build a strong nonprofit. We are very excited to once again bring a Florida-based resource to our program, said Lori Wilson, shareholder with Myers, Brettholtz & Company, PA. Rollins College has a diverse program for nonprofits in their Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership Center, and Emily is always a popular presenter. United Way is pleased to once again partner with Myers, Brettholtz and the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, said Cliff Smith, president of United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades. Nonprofits can benefit greatly from a facilitated workshop where they can evaluate their effectiveness and plan for the future. This is an easy, affordable way to create change that results in real progress. The seminar will be held at United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades at 7273 Concourse Drive in Fort Myers and is coordinated with the Southwest Florida Community Foundation. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. A continental breakfast will be served. Space is limited. Registration is $25 per person and can be made by contacting Shamera Rye at 939-5775, e-mailing shamera.rye@mbcopa.com or online at www. mbcopa.com. Emily Furlong Algenol Biofuels Inc. Establishes New Scholarship Fund At FGCUThe Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation has received a $250,000 pledge from Algenol Biofuels Inc. to create the Algenol Biofuels Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Scholarship Fund. Juniors and seniors at the university who are majoring in biology, biotechnology, chemistry, environmental engineering and mathematics are eligible for the scholarship. STEM education has long been a priority at FGCU from our academic programs to sponsored outreach from our Whitaker Center for STEM Education, said FGCU President Wilson G. Bradshaw. This generous gift from Algenol Biofuels to create a scholarship allows the University to reaffirm its commitment to helping deserving students realize their dreams of earning degrees in the science and technological fields. FGCU graduated 264 students in STEM subjects in 2010-2011, up from 58 in 2006-2007. Algenol Biofuels is committed to developing our future scientists and engineers, said Paul Woods, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Algenol Biofuels Inc. As a premier industrial biotechnology company using enhanced algae to produce ethanol from carbon dioxide for under a $1 per gallon, we are a prime example of how advanced biology and innovative engineering can drive economic growth and job creation in our community. We have long benefited from a partnership with FGCU for our STEM needs, drawing upon current students as interns and hiring graduates for full-time positions. We are honored by this opportunity to further promote FGCUs growing STEM initiative. STEM education transforms the typical teacher-centered classroom through a curriculum that is driven by problem-solving, discovery, and exploratory learning. It requires students to actively engage in and analyze a situation to formulate and implement solutions. Studies show that students benefit from STEM programs because they teach independent innovation and allow students to explore subjects in greater depths. STEM programs let the students put the skills that they have learned to use. Skills that they need to thrive in the global economy. Paul Woods Lawyer Publishes Does Every Divorce Need A Shark?Attorney Keith Grossman announced the publication of his book, Does Every Divorce Need A Shark?, a comprehensive guide through divorce that emphasizes conflict resolution. The book is available for purchase at the offices of Grossman Law & Conflict Management, 7270 College Parkway, Suite 1 in Fort Myers or can be downloaded as an eBook free from the firms website www.AttorneyGrossman.com. It will also soon be available for purchase on the Amazon Kindle. Our goal is always to help our clients preserve their family after the divorce, Grossman said. There are specific ideas and suggestions to foster peaceful resolution. Putting them in a book was a great way to make them easily available and helpful to anyone who is going through a divorce or considering divorce. Does Every Divorce Need A Shark? offers a comprehensive and helpful guide through the legal process and addresses issues such as dealing with grief, how to protect children and assets, and how to work peacefully toward resolution. It also includes forms to help divorcing individuals organize required paperwork and consider their desired outcomes, a Q&A section, and a recommended reading list. For more information about family law, employment law and conflict management services, call the office at 210-7516, e-mail Keith at Keith@ AttorneyGrossman.com or visit www. ResolvingConflictsNow.com or www. AttorneyGrossman.com. Attorney Keith Grossman Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


27 THE RIVER JANUARY 13, 2012 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My son is a visually impaired teenager. He is interested in many activities like all teen -agers, but he needs some accommodations to participate in sports or other special learning groups. I am already trying to plan something for him for next summer and I wanted to know if you had any ideas about what might be available. Robert F., via e-mail Robert, Finding appropriate activities for children with special needs is very time consuming, frequently difficult and sometimes very expensive. There is no one perfect program, but here are some choices for you to investigate to see if what is being offered is something from which your child could benefit. There are some unique opportunities for children with visual impairments. Here is a summer opportunity that could become a part of family vacation. Indo Jax Surf Charities has an impressive outreach surf program. Indo Jax Surf Charities is committed to empowering disadvantaged, medically fragile and special needs children by exposing them to the ocean environment and teaching them to surf. We believe that the ocean and learning to surf has profound healing properties and can build self-esteem in children with special needs. Their website is http://indojaxsurfschool.com/ outreach.php. Here is another outstanding opportunity for visually impaired children. The U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, where astronauts train, opens its doors once a year to provide a weeklong camp for students with visual impairments or who are blind and students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Program highlights may include a presentation by blind and/or deaf NASA professionals on career choices and working in the space industry. For more information on either of these programs, contact Amy Newland at 202-651-5636 (TTY/VP) or 202-6515031 (voice), or e-mail deafspacecamp@ gmail.com. For details about Space Camp for Visually Impaired Students, contact Dan Oates at 304-822-4883 or e-mail scivis@atlanticbb.net. Camp Independence in West Virginia is a residential camp for blind and visually impaired youth between the ages of 12 and 17. This will be the 11th year for Camp Independence. The location is Wheeling Jesuit University and campers reside in a college dormitory and get a taste of living away from home and on a college campus. The only cost involved with camp is a nominal registration fee. Independence is stressed while the campers participate in activities designed to develop self-esteem, educational skills, healthy exercise and social interaction. Campers are given the opportunity to try and succeed at new skills in a safe, secure and positively supported atmosphere. Most of our campers leave Camp Independence with the belief that they can do anything they set their mind to doing. Contact www. seeinghandassociation.com/Community/ CampIndependence. Of course, as a parent you must be careful and fully investigate any camp situation that you are considering. Ask the camp director about the safety precautions of the camp. Blind camps should be set up in such a way that it would be easy for visually impaired people to navigate and get around by themselves. Inquire about the specific lineup of activities offered in the camp and how each of these activities can contribute to your childs life. Ask for camp certifications, membership in associations and references as well. And make sure to discuss this with your own child as well. He will be able to add his own questions and comments to help both of you make a good decision about attending camp. 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. 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, I am fed up being treated as if I am an inconvenience at my medical center. I would leave in a flash, but no one else around here takes Medicare. I am not a nuisance having been there only once in a year. I called and, after going through all of their hoops on their telephone system, I finally reached a live one. She asked my name and birth date and then asked Why do you want to see the doctor, whats wrong with you? The earliest appointment was in six weeks, and then she said, If youre not satisfied, call 911continued on page 28 Abuse Counseling And Treatment Launches Community Stalking Awareness Campaign For JanuaryJanuary is National Stalking Awareness Month, a time to focus on a crime that affects 3.4 million victims a year. This years theme Stalking: Know It. Name It. Stop It. challenges the nation to fight this dangerous crime by learning more about it. Stalking is a crime in all 50 states and the state of Florida, yet many victims and criminal justice professionals underestimate its seriousness and impact. In one of five cases, stalkers use weapons to harm or threaten victims, and stalking is one of the significant risk factors for femicide (homicide of women) in abusive relationships. Victims suffer anxiety, social dysfunction, and severe depression at much higher rates than the general population, and many lose time from work or have to move as a result of their victimization. Stalking is difficult to recognize, investigate, and prosecute. Unlike other crimes, stalking is not a single, easily identifiable crime but a series of acts, a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause that person fear. Stalking may take many forms, such as assaults, threats, vandalism, burglary, or animal abuse, as well as unwanted cards, calls, gifts or visits. One in four victims reports that the stalker uses technology, such as computers, global positioning system devices, or hidden cameras, to track the victims daily activities. Stalkers fit no standard psychological profile, and many stalkers follow their victims from one jurisdiction to another, making it difficult for authorities to investigate and prosecute their crimes. Communities that understand stalking, however, can support victims and combat the crime. If more people learn to recognize stalking, said Colleen Henderson, Community Educator with ACT, we have a better chance to protect victims and prevent tragedies. Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc. will offer provide free trainings to promote awareness and public education about stalking during the annual observance. For more information, contact Colleen Henderson at 939-2553 or chenderson@ actabuse.com. For additional resources to help promote National Stalking Awareness Month, visit www.ovw.usdoj.gov. Fort Myers Pediatric Ofce 9350 Camelot Drive Fort Myers (239) 481-5437 www.ppcsw.com Convenient South Fort Myers ofce Visits 365 days a year for ill children Same day appointments FREE prenatal visits Physicians Primary Care of Southwest Florida also specializes in pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology throughout Lee County.LEADERS IN Pediatrics


THE RIVER JANUARY 13, 201228 Dr. DaveFlood, Sweat And Tearsby Dr. Dave HepburnThe sights, sounds, smells, touches and tastes that a doctor has to endure are not exactly a weekend in the spa (OK, perhaps some of the sights). The smells alone can be bad enough to cover all the senses when you can virtually taste them, see them, touch them and on occasion hear them. And sister, do they hum! I surveyed a few doctors, asking which smells are the worst. Answers included anaerobic abscesses, prostate checks, gingivitis, feet, hospital cafeteria, teenage socks, burnt skin, amniotic fluid, sebaceous cysts of Sealey, strep throat, vomit, trichomonas, stale urine, peri-rectal abscesses, etc. Being grateful for small victories, I would like to see what I can do for mankind by attempting to reduce the evils associated with malodorous feet, the pulsating paws of putridness, the festering feet of fetor. Though this column is ostensibly to help you with your problem, it also helps us with your problem. Foot odor is caused from a flood of sweat... and then, tears. Sweat itself is odorless, but after bacteria have spent some time basking in it, sweat can make limburger cheese smell like lavender. And heres the remarkable fact de jour that should impress the in-laws at dinner tonight. The primary bacterial occupant of your foot, a beast called Brevibacteria of which you harbour millions and billions (and some of you trillions), is the same bacteria used to make limburger cheese. I kid you not! OK, I do kid on occasion, but this one is true. You can make limburger cheeseburgers between your toeburgers. In fact, malarial mosquitoes are attracted equally to the smell of limburger cheese as to the smell of human feet. Funded by Bill Gates foundation, a mosquito trap is actually being developed using smelly socks. Cruelly, the feet have more sweat glands than anywhere else in the body except the armpits. Most of us sweat about a pint per foot per day. I kid you not. OK, I do kid on occasion, but this one is also true. That much sweat is a smorgasbord for Brevi and pals. They gorge like crazy and then end up having to pay a visit to the little bacteria bathroom, also known as your sock. They rarely turn on the fan or light a match so when your shoes come off, in lieu of lilacs and lilies, you are now in the loo of a limburger litterbox. Sweat, bacteria, poorly ventilated socks and shoes... a perfect storm of putridity that could knock a plumbers skunk off a roto rooter. (Im not sure if that actually means anything, but it just sounds nasty.) So to defeet the olfactory disaster of excessively smelly feet, known in the medical world as bromhidrosis, either reduce the bacteria or reduce the sweat. Here are a few tricks: 1. Avoid polyester or nylon socks. Go with cotton or wool that will ventilate (and absorb) better, leaving you to sweat only small stuff. 2. Rotate your shoes every day and avoid boots. Those boots were made for rocking your nostrils, and thats just what theyll do. 3. Wash your feet with an antibacterial soap or use a powder with menthol, tea tree, Charlie Sheen, etc. 4. Bacteria dislike baking soda (sodium bicarbonate), so sprinkle a couple of pinches of that in the sock and a couple on the insole of the shoe, stir gently and let simmer. 5. Apply an armpit antiperspirant to your feet, preferably one with aluminum chloride. Treat em like pits... until they smell like cherries. 6. Try absorbent shoe inserts with activated charcoal and/or sodium bicarbonate. 7. Never wear shoes without socks or your shoes will soon walk a mile on their own. 8. Some natural ideas that tend to work include soaking your feet in tea tree, green tea or strong black tea for the tannic acid which can kill bacteria and as an astringent close up pores. While soaking you could enjoy a little tea yourself, should you have a long enough straw. 9. Swab your feet with isopropyl alcohol a couple of times during the day. Keep away from your lips or youll be swabbing the deck. 10. A somewhat odd yet highly effective trick to eradicate foot sweat and bacteria is to take three cups of Cheerios cereal, add 1/2 can of Diet Coke, two tablespoons of real cranberry juice (or acai berries), half a shredded pepperoni stick and a quarter cup of chocolate covered peanuts. Add ice and mix in a blender. Drink this in the morning and the sweat and smell in your feet will completely stop within a half hour and stay dry all day. I kid you not. (OK... I kid!) 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. deaRPharmacistChai Tea Has Impressive Health Benefits by Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: I cant give up sodas. Ive been downing them daily since childhood, but I know theyre bad for me. Can you suggest a healthier drink thats still sweet but has fewer calories? RL, Plantation, Florida I posted recipes for natural healthy soda at my website, so today Im going to tell you to try chai. In China, Russia and India, the word chai simply means tea. In America, not too long ago, some clever marketing folks decided to use the word for a special blend containing aromatic spices native to India, and now you can find chai drinks everywhere. Yay! Even when you order Masala chai in cafes or Indian restaurants, youre getting way less sugar than what youd get in a soda, a couple of teaspoons versus nine or 10, which is typical for non-diet soda pop. If you learn to make your own chai at home, you can substitute stevia, agave or honey as your sweetener, and its still going to offer grand health benefits. Im a huge tea fanatic myself, and chai is one of my favorites along with matcha, tulsi and rooibos. Chai starts with black tea, a powerful antioxidant which has anti-cancer compounds in and of itself. The individual spices that make up chai are also medicinally active: Cinnamon: Several recent studies confirm cinnamons ability to control blood sugar. Its sold in oral supplement form just for that purpose. Cinnamon is warming and eases digestive upset as well as flatulence. Ginger: Good for digestion, and especially helpful with nausea and morning sickness. Ginger, being a strong antiinflammatory may help with arthritis, reduce cholesterol, protect against colds and lower blood pressure. Is chai sounding good to you yet? Cloves: A great digestive aid, this spice also has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial action. In mice, it proved to be an aphrodisiac... woo-hoo! And when clove oil is applied topically, it almost instantly relieves toothache pain. Cardamom: This antioxidant spice contains anti-cancer compounds, and it has well-known aphrodisiac power. Good for urinary infections, clarity of mind, heartburn, bloating and bad breath. There are thousands of chai recipes. Some include fennel, which is good for menopausal problems and breaking fevers. Saffron, one of my favorite spices ever, is a powerful immune and mood booster. Anise helps with coughs and is a digestive aid, no surprise there. See the pattern? Chai contains healthy spices that help you digest meals, thats why you should replace your after-dinner Frangelico with chai. Sam buys Bhakti Chai, and mixes this with frothed vanilla almond milk for a delicious chai latte that I crave when its snowing or right after a big dinner. And dont think chai is just for the winter months. If youve never tried iced chai, or chai smoothies youre in for a treat. No matter how you drink it, chai is still better for you than soda because it offers impressive health benefits, and being low in sugar, its easy on your waistline. 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. From page 27Mom And Me or go to the hospital emergency. It is bad enough being old, but being abused along with it is getting hard to take. Is it like this where you live? Doris Dear Doris, Medical care is an industry, a very complex industry. To stay in business, medical practices need more revenue coming in than expenses going out. Unfortunately, the strategies for reducing expenses include reducing the number of support staff; using technology, i.e. phone routing systems to increase productivity, minimum education requirements for staff and increasing the number of patients seen per day. What all of this seems to mean to patients is that we have become work units, tasks and to some office staff interruptions in their productivity. To the credit of some offices I have found, the physicians and support staff have found a way to practice medicine and run a business in a way that does not forget the patient. I hope you can find a similar office. Pryce Dear Doris, Exactly the same this seems to be the way modern medical offices are going. No longer will physicians know our name or even care because it is only a business. However, some people do have physicians who do care, will call on the phone and run their offices the old fashioned way. My husband goes out of state and has a team of physicians who are wonderful and it is no wonder Johns Hopkins has been rated number one for patient care for about the last 20 years. Lizzie Lizzie and Pryces e-mail address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


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THE RIVER JANUARY 13, 201230 Theresa Flores is a survivor of human trafficking. While living in her affluent home in Michigan during the 1980s, she was drugged and raped by an older classmate who then coerced her into the sex trade by threatening to show photos to her parents, principal, friends and priest. The abuse continued over 18 months until her family moved away. Today, Flores is a licensed social worker who works with victims of sex trafficking and domestic violence and speaks around the country about the ever increasing threat to young American girls who are now the group most targeted by traffickers in the United States. Her story has been featured in her book, The Slave Across The Street, on MSNBC human trafficking specials and many other TV and radio shows and she has presented at national and international conferences. Nola Theiss of Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships of Sanibel said about Theresa, I was privileged to copresent with Theresa at a conference in Alabama last year so when the Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva wanted to sponsor events to build awareness of the crime, especially as it affects our own children, she immediately came to mind. Theresa will be speaking on Sanibel and in Fort Myers next week. The Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva, Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships (HTAP), Edison State College and a number of student groups have worked together to organize a number of events. On Thurday, January 19 at Edison State College, Building U in Room 102, Flores will tell her story and talk about her work as a social worker and advocate for domestic minor sex trafficking victims. Local anti-human trafficking organizations will display information about Southwest Florida activities to prevent, prosecute and protect victims and build awareness at 6 p.m. and Ms. Flores will speak at 7 p.m. There is no admission charge although contributions to organize future events are accepted. On Sanibel, Flores will also be speaking at the Women Studies class at BIG Arts at 10 a.m. in Shein Hall. Guests are invited for a $5 admission charge. There will be an opportunity to ask questions. In addition, Theiss will present information about local efforts. The Eileen Fisher Store on Sanibel is hosting a benefit on January 18. Ten percent of all proceeds go to HTAP. A presentation by HTAP will be made at 4 pm. Refreshments will be served. The Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva will also host Flores at two Zonta events on January 17 and 18. If you would like to attend these Zonta events and for further information about all events, contact Nola Theiss at 395-2635 or e-mail info@ humantraffickingawareness.org. Product RecallsSafe Kids Lee/Collier Counties wants to keep Southwest Florida families safe by providing new information to inform the public of the latest product recalls. These items include toys, clothing, furniture and other childrens products that have been determined by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to pose a risk of injury or death to the consumer. The CPSC investigates products that carry a potential fire, chemical, electrical or mechanical hazard or can injure children. During the month of December, the following products were recalled: Halloween Projection flashlights recalled by Nygala Corporation due to fire and burn hazards Toys Distribution Inc. recalled rattles due to choking hazard Target recalled Circo Childrens Travel Cases due to violation of lead paint standard Bugaboo Bee Strollers recalled by Bugaboo Americas due to fall hazard Bugaboo Car Seat Adapter recalled due to fall hazard BRP recalled ATVs due to loss of control hazard Build-A-Bear recalled Colorful Hearts Teddy Bears due to choking hazard Childrens robes recalled by Hanna Andersson due to violation of the Federal Flammability Standard Petit Lem Childrens pajamas recalled due to violation of Federal Flammability Standard Navien recalled tankless water heaters due to risk of carbon monoxide poisoning Madeline Bed canopy recalled by Pottery Barn Kids due to impact hazard Its important for parents to be aware of recalled products that may pose a risk to children so they can determine the proper recourse for removing, replacing or repairing these products to avoid the potential for injury, said Rick Virdinlia, coordinator Safe Kids Lee/Collier Counties. Our mission is to keep kids safe and by keeping parents informed, we are helping to do that. With so many new gifts after the holidays, we want to remind parents to stay current on the latest recalls. Additional information about any of the product recalls listed is available from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission at www.cpsc.gov. To find product recalls not specific to child injury, visit www.recalls.gov. For more information, visit www. SafeKidsLeeCollier.org. Local Events Planned For Slavery, Human Trafficking Prevention Month SWFL Wine & Food Fest ReturnsWhen hope reigns, we pour! The invitations are going out to purchase tickets for the 2012 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest, returning on February 24 and 25 at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club in Bonita Springs. This years signature painting, A Few of My Favorite Things, was created by Olivia Ramsey of Fort Myers for the 2012 Wine & Food Fest. Olivia Liv is 7 years old and an oncology patient at The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. Livs original watercolor and acrylic painting for the 2012 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest signature poster will be auctioned off among many enticing items. Tickets for Saturdays Grand Tasting & Auction are $500 per person and very limited reservations are available. For tickets to attend The Grand Tasting & Auction only, please send a check with your name and guests name, address, telephone number and e-mail address to the address below. Your check is your reservation. Please make checks payable to: SWFL Childrens Charities Inc., 12881 Terabella Way, Fort Myers, FL 33912. A portion of your ticket purchase may be tax deductible. You will receive $150 in goods and services for your purchase of The Grand Tasting & Auction tickets. For information on tickets for the Chef Vintner Dinners, call 278-3900. Some of our hosts homes are already filled and others have limited numbers of seating available. Prices vary per person (all Friday night dinners include reserved seating tickets to The Grand Tasting & Auction the following afternoon). Event organizers reserve the right to assign as needed to accommodate requests and availability. Please indicate your top three dinner venue choices. A portion of your ticket purchase may be tax deductible. You will receive $300 in goods and services for your purchase of the Wine & Food Fest weekend tickets including a Chef Vintner Dinner and Grand Tasting & Auction. For more information, visit www.swflwinefest.org. This years signature painting, A Few of My Favorite Things, was created by Olivia Ramsey of Fort Myers for the 2012 Wine & Food Fest. Olivia and Emma Grace Ramsey. Olivia, an oncology patient at The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, painted the artwork that became the poster for the 2012 Wine & Food Fest Send your editorial copy to:press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER JANUARY 13, 201231 Hunger WalkTime is short for individuals to sign up either as an individual or as part of a team to participate in the fourth annual WINK News Feeds Families Hunger Walk. The walk will be held on Saturday, January 21 at Miromar Outlets in Estero. The walk is a major fund raiser for the Harry Chapin Food Bank, and currently they are $100,000 short of their goal. This years goal for the Hunger Walk is $250,000, which will result in $1,500,000 in food being distributed to our areas hungry through the Harry Chapin Food Banks more than 150 participating agencies in the five-county area of Southwest Florida. Presenting sponsors of the event are Panera Bread, Garden Street Iron & Metal, Inc. and Jo Anna & Wilson Bradshaw. Gold level sponsors are FGCU Foundation, Smart Companies, Uncle Bobs Self Storage, SWFL Tech Group and The News-Press. To register as an individual or to set up a team, go to www.harrychapinfoodbank. org and on the home page, click to register for the walk. For more information, contact Marta Hodson at 334-7007 ext. 132 or martahodson@harrychapinfoodbank.org Serving as co-chairs of the 2012 Hunger Walk are Sandy Robinson, Northern Trust Bank and Dr. Brian Schwartz, MD, 21st Century Oncology. Additional information about or to contribute financially to the Harry Chapin Food Bank, call 334-7007 or visit www. harrychapinfoodbank.org. From page 245K Bug ChaseThe Calusa 5K BUG Chase will be held on Saturday, January 21. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. and the race begins at 7:30 a.m. It will take place at the Calusa Nature Center, 3450 Ortiz Avenue in Fort Myers. The 5K race will follow along the trails at the nature center and a portion of the asphalt bike path on Ortiz and will be timed with Chrono Track Bib Tag Technology. A variety of food and drink will be available for participants. Awards will be given to the top male and female overall winners. All awards will be based on gun time. Top male and female masters winners (40 and over), top male and female grand master winners (50 and over) top male and female senior grand masters (60 and over) Adult pre-registration fees (up to January 12) are $20 and youth discount (17 and under) are $10. Register between January 13 to 20 and adults cost $25 and youth cost $15. On race day, adults cost $35 and youth cost $25. Registration for the 1-mile BUG Crawl/Walk is $10. Signup online at www.fortmyerstrackclub.com A commemorative long sleeve T-shirt will be given to all registered participants. International Womens NightThe Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida and Hispanic American Business Alliance (HABA) announced the First Annual International Womens Night, a gala to honor and celebrate economic, political and social achievements of women throughout Southwest Florida. The event will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, March 10 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 13051 Bell Tower Drive in Fort Myers. Tickets are $50 per person or $500 for a table of 10 and can be purchased online at www.iwnswfl.com. The event is tied to the International Womens Day worldwide celebration on March 8. The International Womens Night committee is seeking nominations of outstanding women from each of the areas five counties: Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades. A finalist will be chosen from each county, with one woman selected as the Southwest Florida International Woman of the Year. Special guests at the event will include congresswomen from the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, along with prominent women business and civic leaders from the Southwest Florida region. The evening will include networking, dinner, cocktails and live entertainment. The event is sponsored by the Multicultural Center of Southwest Florida and the Hispanic American Business Alliance. For additional information and nomination forms, e-mail Leonardo Garcia at L.GarciaHaba@gmail.com or call Nathan Shaw at 239-297-1551. Nominations can be mailed to the MultiCultural Centre of SW Florida, Inc., P.O. Box 61713, Fort Myers, FL 33906. Family CaregiversAre you caring for a loved one? If you are, it is essential to care for yourself. It is not uncommon for caregivers to experience feelings of anxiety, guilt and exhaustion. The good news is you are not alone. The CARE Program (Caregiver Assistance and Regional Education) is offering a monthly health and wellness group, where the focus is on you. Come join our group take a break, relax, learn, laugh... and enjoy a much deserved break. The Family Caregivers program is presented by Monica Dunkley, RN, BC, clinical educator for the Lee Memorial Health System. It is held on the second Tuesday of each month at Sterling House of Cape Coral, 1416 Country Club Blvd., from 5:30 to 7 p.m. To reserve your space, call Gerry Salvia at 573-7777 Family Caregivers is funded by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and Senior Choices of Southwest Florida in collaboration with Lee Memorial Health System Older Adult Services. Financial FocusWhen Should You Start Taking Social Security by Jennifer BaseyIf youre of a certain age, the new year means youre that much closer to a day you may have anticipated with a combination of humor and resignation specifically, the day youre eligible for Social Security. But just because you can take Social Security, it doesnt mean you must take it. So, should you? Before we get to that question, lets review the basic rules governing Social Security payments. You can typically start collecting benefits at age 62, but youll get only about 75 percent of what youd receive if you waited until your full retirement age, which varies according to your birth year but is most likely 66. Youll get even bigger monthly checks if you delay collecting them until youre past 66, and youll max out on your payments once you reach 70. So, the question boils down to this: Should you start collecting Social Security early thereby receiving smaller, but more numerous, checks or later, when your checks will be bigger but fewer? If you really need the money once you reach 62, youve already got your answer. But if you could potentially afford to wait, we recommend you view your decision through a LENS: L: Your projected lifespan You cant see into the future, but given your family history and general health, you can make an educated guess about your projected longevity. If youre fairly confident that, once you reach 66, youve still got another two or more decades in front of you, you may want to consider delaying taking Social Security past age 62. E: Your employment status If youre under full retirement age between 62 and 66 then for every two dollars you earn over $14,640 (in 2012), youll lose one dollar in Social Security benefits. In the months before you reach your full retirement age, for every three dollars you earn over $38,880 (again, for 2012), youll lose one dollar in benefits. But starting in the month you reach your full retirement age, you can earn as much as you want without losing any benefits. N: Your need, including your other sources of retirement income If you have a pension, or youve built substantial resources in your IRA, your 401(k) or other employer-sponsored retirement plan, and you can support your income needs with modest withdrawals from these accounts, you might decide its worthwhile to delay taking Social Security to maximize your benefits. Remember that regardless of your Social Security decision, you typically would have to pay a 10 percent early withdrawal penalty if you started taking withdrawals from these accounts before you reach age 59 1/2. S: Your spouse/marital status If youre single, you basically just need to think of yourself when making this decision. But its a different story if youre married. If you die first, your spouse can keep receiving his or her own Social Security benefit or receive yours whichever is larger. Consequently, you and your spouse will want to coordinate when you take Social Security benefits so that you can maximize the benefit for the spouse likeliest to live longer. The choice of when to start taking Social Security can affect your lifestyle throughout your retirement years so weigh all the factors and make the choice thats right for you. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jennifer.basey@edwardjones.com. Setting Your Business Goals For 2012 With Jan Kantor And Susan BennettThis months Above Board Chamber meeting on Tuesday, January 17 in Fort Myers will help set the stage for a successful year with a panel of experts discussing Setting Your Business Goals For 2012. Networking begins at 11:30 a.m., the program starts 11:50 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, located at 12600 University Drive in Fort Myers. The cost is $17 for members and $20 for non-members. Featured panelists include Jan Kantor, president of Success Systems, a business consulting firm helping growth-oriented companies and individuals improve and enhance their work habits and organizational structure. The company will be celebrating its 30th anniversary in Southwest Florida. Kantors column, Workplace Solutions, is published Tuesdays in the Naples Daily News. Also featured will be Susan Bennett, president of Susan Bennett Marketing and Media, LLC. She operates a full service marketing and public relations firm, specializing in not-for-profits and health care marketing. Bennett worked for Gannett and was responsible for launching a weekly newspaper and managing two others and was also part of the launch team of USA TODAY in its first 15 markets around the country. The emcee will be Connie B. Ramos-Williams, president of Conric PR & Marketing. Members pay just $17 and friends are $20; pre-payment is preferred. Reserve your place by registering online at www.AboveBoardChamber.com or call 910-7426 by Friday, January 13. The Above Board Chamber of Florida is dedicated to supplying members with tools that will allow them to take every aspect of their lives.


DID YOU KNOW PUZZLE ANSWERS 1. COMICS: What is the name of Hi and Lois youngest daughter? 2. HISTORY: Which Allied general defeated German eld marshal Erwin Rommel in North Africa during World War II? 3. POETRY: Who was the Greek creator of pastoral poetry? 4. ART: Which Early Renaissance artist painted The Birth of Venus? 5. TELEVISION: Who were the only witnesses to the shooting of Mr. Burns on The Simpsons? 6. EXPLORERS: What was the nationality of explorer Edmund Hillary? 7. MUSIC: Which actress/singers theme song was Que Sera, Sera? 8. U.S. PRESIDENTS: Who was the only bachelor to serve as U.S. president? 9. FAMOUS QUOTATIONS: What famous 20th-century leader once said, If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide? 10. LANGUAGE: What is the meaning of the word aplomb? TRIVIA TEST1. Trixie 2. Gen. Bernard Montgomery 3. Theocritus 4. Botticelli 5. Maggie and Santas Little Helper (the dog) 6. New Zealand 7. Doris Day 8. James Buchanan 9. Mohandas Gandhi 10. Con dence. ANSWERS My Stars FOR WEEK OF JANUARY 17, 2012ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your batteries should be fully recharged by now, making you more than eager to get back into the swing of things full time. Try to stay focused so that you dont dissipate your energies. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Youre eager to charge straight ahead into your new responsibilities. But youll have to paw the ground a little longer, until a surprise complication is worked out. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Rival factions are pressuring you to take a stand favoring one side or the other. But this isnt the time to play judge. Bow out as gracefully as possible, without committing yourself to any position. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Reassure a longtime, trusted confidante that you appreciate his or her words of advice. But at this time, you need to act on what you perceive to be your own sense of self-interest. LEO (July 23 to August 22) You need to let your warm Leonine heart fire up that new relationship if you hope to see it move from the just friends level to one that will be as romantic as you could hope for. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Theres still time to repair a misunderstanding with an honest explanation and a heartfelt apology. The sooner you do, the sooner you can get on with other matters. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Expect a temporary setback as you progress toward your goal. Use this time to re-examine your plans and see where you might need to make some significant changes. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Some missteps are revealed as the cause of current problems in a personal or professional partnership. Make the necessary adjustments and then move on. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Jupiters influence helps you work through a pesky problem, allowing your naturally jovial attitude to re-emerge stronger than ever. Enjoy your success. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Set aside your usual reluctance to change, and consider reassessing your financial situation so that you can build on its strengths and minimize its weaknesses. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Some recently acquired information helps open up a dark part of the past. Resolve to put what youve learned to good use. Travel plans continue to be favored. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Act on your own keen instincts. Your strong Piscean backbone will support you as someone attempts to pressure you into a decision youre not ready to make. BORN THIS WEEK: You embody a love for traditional values combined with an appreciation of whats new and challenging. On Jan. 22, 1779, famed Tory outlaw Claudius Smith meets his end on the gallows in Goshen, N.Y. Smith earned the label Cowboy of the Ramapos for his use of guerrilla tactics against Patriot civilians. Legend has it that Smiths skull was filled with mortar and included in the edifice of the Goshen Court House. On Jan. 19, 1809, poet, author and literary critic Edgar Allan Poe is born in Boston. In 1836, Poe married his 13-year-old cousin, Virginia Clemm, and completed his first fulllength work of fiction, Arthur Gordon Pym. He became known for dark horror stories like The Fall of the House of Usher and The Tell-Tale Heart. On Jan. 17, 1893, on the Hawaiian Islands, a group of American sugar planters under Sanford Ballard Dole overthrow Queen Liliuokalani, the Hawaiian monarch, and establish a new provincial government with Dole as president. Three hundred U.S. Marines were called to Hawaii, allegedly to protect American lives. On Jan. 18, 1912, after a two-month ordeal, the expedition of British explorer Robert Falcon Scott arrives at the South Pole, only to find that Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen had preceded them by just more than a month. Caught in a storm on the way back to base camp, Scott and two others perished. On Jan. 16, 1945, Adolf Hitler, leader of Nazi Germany, takes to his underground bunker, where he remains for 105 days until he commits suicide on April 30 in the waning days of World War II. Hitler and his wife swallowed cyanide capsules (which had been tested on his beloved dog and her pups). For good measure, he shot himself with his pistol. On Jan. 21, 1957, Patsy Cline, one of the greatest figures in country music history, first gains national attention with her appearance on Arthur Godfreys Talent Scouts, wowing the studio audience with her performance of Walkin After Midnight. On Jan. 20, 1980, bleachers at a bullring in Sincelejo, Colombia, collapse, killing 222 people. The deadliest tragedy at a sporting event in Colombias history was the result of overcrowding and poor construction. It was 19th-century German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche who made the following sage observation: One will rarely err if extreme actions be ascribed to vanity, ordinary actions to habit, and mean actions to fear. Are you an agelast or an abderian If you never laugh, youre the latter; if you laugh too much, youre the former. There is one species of frog, found in the Southeast Asian country of Indonesia, that has no lungs; it breathes entirely through its skin. You might be surprised to learn that the largest employer in the United States is the Department of Defense. Wal-Mart is No. 2, followed by the U.S. Postal Service. Those who study such things say that as we age, a mans brain shrinks more rapidly than a womans. According to Tibetan tradition, a man must get permission from his lady loves maternal uncle before the couple can get married. If youre in Florida and make a trip to the hair salon, keep in mind that in that state, its illegal to fall asleep under a hair dryer. Both the client and the salon can be fined. It seems that almost every little girl has a Barbie doll, but have you ever thought about what a life-size Barbie would look like She would be 7 feet, 2 inches tall, weigh 125 pounds and have bust-waist-hip measurements of 40-22-36. The white rhinoceros is not actually white. The white part of the name comes from the Afrikaans word wijd, which means wide; it describes the animals lips. Iconic German-American actress Marlene Dietrich once said that her favorite meal was hot dogs and champagne. We all have strength enough to endure the misfortunes of others. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAYTHE RIVER JANUARY 13, 201232 SPORTS QUIZ1. Who has hit the most career home runs in Detroit Tigers history? 2. Name the most recent Yankees starting pitcher to be elected to the Hall of Fame. 3. When was the last time the University of South Carolina won a conference championship in football? 4. Name the three NBA players who have nished a season shooting at least 50 percent from the eld, 50 percent from the 3-point line and 80 percent from the free-throw line. 5. Entering the 2011-12 NHL campaign, how many consecutive seasons had the San Jose Sharks won the Paci c Division? 6. In 2011, 21-year-old Austin Dillon became the youngest driver to win a season championship in NASCAR Truck Series history. Who had been the youngest? 7. True or false: During his career, Jim Courier played in the mens singles nal in all four of tennis Grand Slam events.1. Al Kaline, with 399 home runs. 2. Phil Niekro, who pitched for the Yankees in 1984-85. 3. It was 1969, as a member of the ACC. 4. Steve Kerr (1995-96), Tim Legler (1995-96) and Detlef Schrempf (1994-95). 5. Four consecutive seasons. 6. Travis Kvapil was 27 when he won it in 2003. 7. True. He won two Australian Opens and two French Opens, and lost in the nals at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open once each. ANSWERS


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Would you like your business card in every home and business on Sanibel & Captiva every week?Advertise Here!BUILDING CONTRACTOR Helenbrook Homes, Inc.Licensed & InsuredCerti ed Building ContractorCBC026067Serving Sanibel & Captiva for the last 25 yearsNew Homes Remodeling FramingDave Helenbrook 239 / 466-4030 CONTRACTORS 24/7 Rapid Response Line239-472-1888License # CMC056884 Honest Honest * Reliable Reliable * Dependable DependableHOME WATCH Lekan Selective Home Watch Lekan Selective Home Watch Professional Husband and Wife Team Professional Husband and Wife Team Joseph & Mary Joseph & Mary 239-470-1483 239-470-1483 lekan@bellsouth.net lekan@bellsouth.netCOSMETICS MAGGIE BUTCHER 904 Lindgren Blvd. Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Ph: 239-395-0978 / 317-509-6014 mbutcher@marykay.com Products: www.marykay.com/mbutcher Career information available Gift ideas available New Product! Night Restore & Recover ComplexMEDICAL McGregor Medical McGregor Medical Family Practice Walk-in Clinic Family Practice Walk-in Clinic Bill Fulk, M.D. Bill Fulk, M.D. 239-437-2121 239-437-2121Open Monday Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm 16731 McGregor Blvd., Ste. 105 Fort Myers, FL 33908 (across from Starz Pizza) FAA Exams Class 1, 2, & 3 Now welcoming new and former patientsMedicare, BCBS, Aetna, Cigna, & United Health Care Light Tackle Sport Fishing Tarpon Snook Red sh & More CAPT. MAT CAPT. MAT T T MI MI TCHELL TCHELL USCG USCG Licensed Licensed & Insured & InsuredC: (239) 340-8651www.captmattmitchell.com email: captmattmitchell@aol.comFISHING CHARTER COMPUTERSPROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY THE RIVER JANUARY 6, 201235 PUZZLE ANSWERS SUDOKU SCRAMBLERS Blue Light Special Spotlights PetsThe holidays have come and gone, but many homeless shelter pets are still waiting for their forever homes. Januarys Blue Light Special at Lee County Domestic Animal Services will shine the spotlight on the exceptional pets that were overlooked during the holidays. Adopters can take home an adult cat for just $19.99 and get a second cat or kitten free. Adult dogs are only $29.99. All adoptions include the same veterinary services as full-priced adoptions. We had an unusually high intake of cats in December, reports Glenn Johnson, LCDAS operations manager. Because we had so many animals for adopters to choose from, many highly adoptable pets were overlooked. At LCDAS, the adoption fee covers spay or neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, deworming, flea treatment, heartworm test for dogs 6 months and older, feline aids and leukemia test for cats, Lee County pet license for pets 3 months and older, microchip ID, a 10-day health guarantee and a bag of Science Diet pet food. The adoption package is a $500 value. For more information about Lee County Domestic Animal Services pets for adoption, go to www. LeeLostPets.com or call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS). If you are inquiring about a pet you have seen online, please have the animal ID number ready for faster assistance. Adoption hours are from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive in Fort Myers. From page 25Intellectual PropertyThe evening begins with the Resource Networks monthly Network After Five social event, where members and guests network and exchange ideas for growing their business. Cost for SBRN members is $15 per person, which includes hors doeuvres. Guests and unaffiliated small business owners pay $20 per person. Space is limited and reservations are required. To register online, visit www.sbdcseminars.org. Deadline for registration is Wednesday, January 18. The Small Business Resource Network (SBRN) provides a reliable connection between seasoned professionals who service the small business arena and the small business owner. In addition to offering consulting services, the organization conducts monthly meetings that provide topics of interest to its members. For more information on the resource network, visit www.sbrn.org.


Classified Ad Deadline Monday At Noon HELP WANTED HELP WANTED SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES WANTED BOATS CANOES KAYAKS AUTO FOR SALE WANT TO BUY COMMERCIAL SPACETHE RIVER JANUARY 13, 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) 728-1971 NR 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 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 OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE700 square feet. Good Periwinkle location. Call Joe 516-972-2883. RS 1/6 PC 2/24 HELP WANTEDFull time Clinic Assistant at The Sanibel School, tolls paid. Call Maureen at 472-1617. RS 1/13 CC 2/3 VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDAt The Sanibel School Call Michelle Wesley 239-910-8000 RS 1/13 NC 2/3 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.comRS 1/13 CC 1/20 HELP WANTEDJerrys Foods in Sanibel is now taking applications for a meat cutter position and experience P/T servers, flexible hours. Tolls paid. Call Mark at 472-9300 RS 1/13 BM 1/13 MEMBERSHIP REPRESENTATIVENeeded for the Island Water Association. Requires excellent customer service skills and some accounting. Must be pro cient in Word, Excel and Outlook. Apply in person at 3651 Sanibel Captiva Rd., Sanibel.NR 1/13 CC 1/20 BUSINESS FOR SALEDowntown Fort Myers Business for sale. Owner moving out of state. For information, call 239-689-1660. $54,000RR 1/13 NC 2/3


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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 13, 201238


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