River weekly news
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FREETake Me Home VOL. 11, NO. 39 OCTOBER 5, 2012From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Edison & Ford Winter Estates Programs During October For the month of October at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates, there are special programs and activities planned for visitors and residents, as well as the daily offering of tours of the historic homes, gardens and museum. October will include a special retrospect of the annual Thomas A. Edison Black Maria Film Festival, the 7th annual Edison Ford Clothesline Quilt and Antique Car Show, monthly Garden Talks, and a variety of other special programs. Activities include: Thomas A. Edison Black Maria Film Festival Retrospective Friday, October 5, 7:30 p.m., hosted by Edison Ford Winter Estates at Royal Palm Yacht Clubcontinued on page 20Pirates To Invade Fort Myers Beach This WeekendThe Fort Myers Beach Pirate Festival, which will be held on Friday and Saturday, October 5 and 6, is an annual event that will feature the all new Little Buccaneers Fishing Tournament, live entertainment, treasure hunts, a pub crawl, pirates and wenches, and the exciting Ship To Shore Battle starring the Pieces of Eight Pirates and a slew of other scurvy pirates that will come from far and wide to invade Fort Myers Beach. The Old San Carlos Boulevard area will be transformed back into Tortuga, where pirates and wenches will roam the streets and interact with festival patrons. For an authentic pirate experience on the water, make sure you include the Pirate Cruise in your weekend plans. The Pirate Cruise is currently taking reservations for the Friday night Cruise-APalooza, a one-hour cruise that will leave the dock at 6:30 p.m. and will transport cruisers to the Pirate Ball at Nervous Nellies and bring them back to Salty Sams Marina at the conclusion of the Pirate Ball at 10 p.m. The cost for this cruise is $20 per person and includes a painkiller cocktail for adults at the start of the cruise and an interactive pirate show during the cruise. The Pirate Ship will be open for visitors at the festival dock on Saturday afternoon. Salty pirates will be welcome on board for grog and pirate tales. Lads and lassies are invited to come aboard and meet the pirates of the Pieces of Eight. The Pieces of Eight Pirates are also loading their cannons and muskets in preparation for the festivals featured event, the epic Ship To Shore Battle on Saturday, October 6. At 3 p.m., festival goers will witness the Pieces of Eight assault the shores of Tortuga, with its troupe of pirates firing her cannons and black powder pistols at those pirates ashore.All ye scurvy landlubbers, lads and lassies better be comin out tsee the invasion and you better be cheerin for us or you might find yourselves walkin the plank, said Captain Fancy Face Phil of the Pieces of Eight. The Pirate Cruise is a 90-minute swashbuckling pirate show onboard a 65-foot replica of a Spanish galleon. Buccaneers young and old experience a jolly roger of a good time on this fun for all ages interactive attraction. The friendly and sometimes downright scurvy crew of costumed pirates entertain guests while they sail around the areas intracoastal islands and beaches. For more information and cruise times, call 765-7272. Popular Shell Point Model Train Room Attraction Open To Visitors The Gulf Coast Model Railroad at Shell Point Retirement Community is now open for tours. Last year, thousands of visitors toured the train room, and this year many new upgrades have been added. Visitors from all over the Southwest Florida area are welcome to stop by and see this 40 x 40 model train display in the shape of the state of Florida. Some of its features include hundreds of recognizable geographic landmarks such as Tallahassees old Capitol Building, Pensacola freight yards, the Gainesville Gator Bowl, Epcot and Walt Disney World, Kennedy Space Center with an orbiting space shuttle, Miamis famous hotels, the Everglades and Shell Point Retirement Community. continued on page 21 The Gulf Coast Model Railroad Train Room at Shell Point Edison Ford Clothesline Quilt and Antique Car Show will be held on October 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Summerset Regatta To Be Held This WeekendThe theme Sail The Tradition will continue this Saturday and Sunday, October 6 and 7. For 47 consecutive years, sailors throughout Southwest Florida have gathered to celebrate the end of summer by participating in this areas premier sailing event called the Summerset Regatta. This year, hundreds of sailors are expected from Tampa Bay to the Florida Keys, participating in over 50 boats in seven classes. The Offshore Sailing School Buoy Races on Saturday, and the West Marine Coastal Race on Sunday, will inspire the competition among sailors representing eight different sailing clubs. This year, the Caloosahatchee Marching & Chowder Society (CMCS) will present the continued on page 25 2011 Summerset Regatta boats on the water


Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now: Bus Station On Monroeby Gerri Reaves Imagine starting here, mid-block on Monroe, and meandering to the arcade entrance on Broadway, something that was possible until the 1990s photo by Gerri Reaves This abandoned bus station on Monroe Street between First and Main once connected to the Collier Arcade. This 1994 photo was taken not long before the station was demolished to build the Federal Courthouse photo by William C. Minarich, Courtesy of the Library of Congress Co-Publishers Advertising Sales Office Coordinator Graphic Arts/Production Photographer Writers PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER Contributing Writers Read Us Online: www.IslandSunNews.com Click on The River THE RIVER OCTOBER 5, 20122


3 THE RIVER OCTOBER 5, 2012 Lazy Flamingo, Inc. Lazy Flamingo, Inc. 6520-C Pine Avenue 6520-C Pine Avenue Sanibel, FL 33957 Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-5353 239-472-5353 Lazy Flamingo 3, Inc. Lazy Flamingo 3, Inc. 16501 Stringfellow Rd 16501 Stringfellow Rd Bokeelia, FL 33922 Bokeelia, FL 33922 239-283-5959 239-283-5959 Lazy Flamingo 2, Inc. Lazy Flamingo 2, Inc. 1036 Periwinkle Way 1036 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-6939 239-472-6939 Lazy Flamingo 4, Inc. Lazy Flamingo 4, Inc. 12951 McGregor Blvd. 12951 McGregor Blvd. Ft. Myers, FL 33919 Ft. Myers, FL 33919 239-476-9000 239-476-9000Four Great Locations! WE NOW HAVE WE NOW HAVE THE BIG TEN NETWORK & THE BIG TEN NETWORK & $12 DOMESTIC BUCKETS $12 DOMESTIC BUCKETS Thomas A. Edison Black Maria Film Festival Retrospective October 5, 6The Edison & Ford Winter Estates and Edison State College will bring back the award winning Festival with a retrospect of films from the festival collection chosen by film curator, John Columbus on Friday, October 5 hosted by the Edison Ford at the Royal Palm Yacht Club and on Saturday, October 6 at Edison State College, Fort Myers Campus. Festival begins at 7:30 p.m. both evenings. Films include winning animated short films shown in Poland at the Animator Festival, as well as popular live action works. Films to be shown on October 5 include: High Five 1993, by Rob Aden, West Orange, New Jersey A clever black-and-white short about a truly wild pickup basketball game. A Painful Glimpse Into My Writing Process 2007, by Chel White, Portland, Oregon Anyone whos found creative writing to be a daunting task will relate to this delightful collage film. Rooftop Bees 2008, by Melissa Lohman Wild, Sunnyside, New York Not everyone would raise bees in New York City, but this is the fun story of one individual whos his own man. The Mantis Parable 2005, by Josh Staub, Mead, Washington A sweet parable of altruism in the insect world. The Old Man and Hemingway 2005, by Hugo Perez and Chuck Moss, Yale University This is a fascinating first person documentary portrait of Hemingways Cuban fishing boat skipper and his memories of his friendship with the author. Seven Days A Week 2009, by Sean McBride, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Audiences love this frolicsome animation about a millennium generation slacker. Halluci 2007, by Goo-Shun Wang, New York, New York An eye teaser which the artist M.C. Esher might have made were he an animator. Pickles To Nickels 2010, by Daniella Ash, Brooklyn, New York This pungent collage animation about an old neighborhood in Brooklyn tells of an unlikely romance between a pickle vendor and a young baker as their block is being replaced by modernity. Zamboni Man 2002, by Seth Hendrikson, Chicago, Illinois The Zamboni is a machine that smooths the ice of a skating rink. In this poignant narrative, a working class fellow prepares the rink after hours for practice by the graceful dancer of his dreams. Urban Animals 2004, by Karl Staven & students at University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania An inventive and playful animation shot on Avenue of the Arts in Philadelphia One Rat Short 2007, by Alex Weil, New York, New York A heart warming rodent romance set in a futuristic animal research laboratory. Waiting For Arif 2005, by Didem Yilmaz, Long Island City, New York A show business couple who married in 1957 graces this charming documentary. Husband Arif Mardin is a 12-time Grammy Award-winning producer who worked with Aretha Franklin, The Bee Gees, Barbara Streisand, Bette Midler, Stevie Wonder, Louis Armstrong and Bob Dylan. Wife Latife is an author and theater producer. Finally after years of deferred private time together, they can enjoy their cocktail hour reminiscing about how he was always late as he filled the wall with gold records. Tickets are available at Edison Ford for $10 per night, or $15 for both nights. Edison Ford members are $8 on October 5, and Edison State College students are free on October 6. Seating is limited. On October 5, movie goers can enjoy tapas at 5:30 p.m. at the Royal Palm Yacht Club for $20 while watching the sunset at Edison Ford. Reservations are suggested by calling 334-7419. Image from short film The Old Man and Hemingway


THE RIVER OCTOBER 5, 20124 Beaches Of Fort Myers & Sanibel Debut Inaugural Restaurant WeekFrom the freshest fish to the juiciest tropical fruits, and nearly everything in between, The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel have a lot to celebrate, especially when it comes to their unique, sustainable dining offerings. This fall, the destination will showcase the deliciously local products of its farmers, fishermen and restaurateurs during the first ever Restaurant Week. The 10-day culinary celebration will run October 5 to 14, highlighting local producers and sellers of the countys culinary offerings. Participating restaurants throughout Lee County will prepare three-course Prix Fixe menus for lunch and dinner. There will also be one-of-a-kind chef-curated culinary experiences such as hydroponic farm tours, as well as exclusive wine tastings tours and cooking demonstrations. Special guest, renowned chef Barton Seaver, author of For Cod And Country, as well as speaker and National Geographic Fellow, travels across the nation encouraging communities to engage in more sustainable food practices. His sessions provide a howto on responsible consumption and how to make tasty and personally sustaining choices to keep consumers needs in balance with what the world can provide. Restaurant Week attendees will have the opportunity to meet, hear and purchase a signed copy of chef Seavers cookbook at one of his four events. Restaurant Week provides a wonderful venue to show the local community and visitors how we support one another, said Tamara Pigott executive director of the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau. The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel is dedicated to sustainability and this is an ideal way for people to experience the delicious tastes and flavors of our destination, enjoy our beautiful scenery and see how we fuel each others economies. Chef Kristina San Filippo, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, whose passion is sharing her expertise of responsibly produced food, crafted the diverse schedule of experiences with the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau staff. Choosing to cook with items from local farms is one of greatest and simplest ways to connect diners to a particular area, said Filippo. Serving food that has been made with fresh, indigenous ingredients that are brimming with flavor and nutrition, offers an authentic experience that is unique to Lee County. Ticketed events will allow participants to discover the destinations vibrant dining scene. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.tastedeliciouslee.com. Restaurant Week Culinary Experiences Unplugged & Uncorked with Paul Cullen of Bad Company October 4 at 7 p.m. The Twisted Vine will be serving a combination of funky jazz and outstanding wines and a perfectly paired meal with former Bad Company bassist Paul Cullens musical accompaniment. $82 per person Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort, Tarpon Bay Restaurant dinner for two October 5 to 14, 5:30 to 9 p.m. This indulgent dining experience features sustainably harvested seafood and produce. The dinner will include four courses and a bottle of wine for $69 per couple, inclusive of gratuity and tax. $69 per couple (two guests) The Sandy Butler and Shoals Restaurant & Wine Bar October 6 and 13, lunch experience begins at 11 a.m. $40 per person (includes tax and gratuity) October 14, 8:45 to 10 a.m. How often does the executive chef of a restaurant allow you, the guest, to help prepare lunch? Almost never unless you join chef Michael Ragusa for a rare opportunity at The Sandy Butler & Shoals Restaurant on either October 6 or 13. Guests will be able to shop for ingredients at The Sandy Butler, a gourmet specialty market, and then take those ingredients next door to Shoals Restaurant & Wine Bar for an interactive experience of preparing lunch with the chef. Fresh farm produce from the restaurants own local farm will be incorporated into the meal and accented with locally sourced seafood. A Table Apart dinner & seafood demonstration by chef Jeff Acol October 8, 6:30 p.m. At A Table Apart, chef Acol and his wife, Jessica, serve sustainable seafood options on their menu as a conscience effort to preserve precious resources of the ocean. This dining experience will feature a presentation by chef Acol about sustainable seafood choices followed by a multi-course dinner featuring seafood, complemented with a wine pairing. $105 per person Survey Cafe lunch & tour of downtown Bonita Springs October 9, 10:30 a.m. tour followed by lunch Start with a guided tour led by Bonita Springs Mayor Ben Nelson to explore this charming downtown area filled with history and personality. Following the tour, lunch will be served at quaint The Survey Cafe, a restaurant in a 1940s Florida-style house in the heart of historic downtown Bonita Springs. $26 per person Rabbit Run Farm tour & culinary class October 11, 10 a.m. Guests will tour Rabbit Run Farm, a hydroponic farm, to learn about the variety of heirloom plants being grown and how the hydroponic grow system works. The farm is dedicated to selling only to local restaurants and customers. Following the tour, a culinary class will be presented inside the farm cottage where chef Kristina San Filippo will demonstrate a selection of recipes using Rabbit Run Farm produce. $40 per person (includes tour, demo and tasting) Dockside chat with chef Barton Seaver October 14, 8:45 a.m. Sustaining fisheries means sustaining fishermen. Chef Seaver will speak on how to use the sustainable seafood movement to reconnect consumers with the source of their seafood and how this creates opportunities for added value to follow added responsibility in a fishery. Enjoy coffee and light refreshments at Parrot Key Caribbean Grill overlooking Matanzas Pass. $5 per person, maximum of 100 guests Speaking Of Sustainable Food October 14, 11 a.m. The public is invited to a complimentary presentation by chef Barton Seaver at Edison State Colleges Rush Auditorium. The renowned chef will elaborate on why he chose to use sustainable foods in the kitchen and the impact the sustainable seafood industry has had on the world. Free admission, maximum of 150 guests Sanibel Island Bookshop book signing with chef Barton Seaver October 14, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. For Cod and Country is part of Seavers mission to help engage consumers in more sustainable food practices on nearly every level. The story of successful conservation is a lesson of responsible consumption. It is a tale of the opportunity to make tasty and personally sustaining choices that keep our needs in balance with what the world can provide. Free admission Chef Barton Seaver at Sweet Melissas Cafe October 14, 6 p.m. For the finale to the 10-day local, sustainable culinary celebration, chef Melissa Talmage will host an eloquent evening of eclectic dishes, delectable wine and the chance to be up close and personal with chef Barton Seaver to learn more about the critical issues of the worlds seafood supplies. This dinner will be held at Sweet Melissas Cafe on Sanibel Island, a local favorite for inventive food incorporating locally grown produce with responsibly harvested seafood. Each of the four courses will be paired with a complimenting wine. The exhibition kitchen will allow guests to observe chef Melissa and her kitchen brigade prepare the meal while chef Barton shares hisocean friendly and holistic approach to enjoying the bounty of the sea in a sustainable and healthy manner. $100 per person inclusive, maximum of 40 guests 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, Mussels Marinara, Chicken WingsSanibels Best HAPPY HOUR4 7 p.m. Nightly in the lounge1/2 Price DrinksCall & Well Liquor, Draft Beer Selections, Select House Wine 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


5 THE RIVER OCTOBER 5, 2012 10% OFF ONE COUPON PER TABLE Can not be used with any other offer. 18% Gratuity may be added to bill before discount. 11am 10pm, Expires Oct 19, 2012 And The New Waterfront Sky Bar W W W here i i i i t t t t s H H H H H a a a a a p p p p p p p p p p y y y y y H H H H o o o u u u r a l l l l l l l l the t t t t t i i i i m m m m m e e e e ! ! ! ! ! ! FREE MARINA DOCKAGE with Dock Attendants Assistance Lunch, Dinner Snacks in Between 11am-10pm GPS Coordinates: www.nervousnellies.net 1131 1st St., Ft. Myers Beach Riv e r Fort Myers Public Art: The Harborside Collectionby Tom HallAbout a year ago, researchers at Florida Atlantic University announced theyd developed a computer algorithm capable of creating 3D models of faces from 2D images like a photograph. Local sculptor D.J. Wilkins did that in his head more than 20 years ago in order to create busts of seven local legends in 1989 for the newly-built Harborside Event Center. The north Galleria of the Event Center has seven alcoves that were originally designed for wet bars that would serve guests using the opposing convention space and meeting rooms. But planners had a change of heart and decided instead to display public artworks in the niches that would draw attention to the local legends responsible for making Fort Myers the city it is today. Included within The Harborside Collection are Chief Billy Bowlegs, whose Seminole tribe was the reason a fort named after Col. Abraham C. Myers was built on the banks of the Caloosahatchee River; Capt. Francis Asbury Hendry, the man responsible for naming our county after Confederate General Robert E. Lee; Tootie McGregor Terry, who helped convert the dirt cattle trail that cut through town into the paved, palm-lined thoroughfare known today as McGregor Boulevard; Thomas Edison, our most famous winter resident; James D. Newton, the developer responsible for Edison Park, The Spirit of Fort Myers sculpture and the book, Uncommon Friends; Paul Laurence Dunbar, the first black poet to be published in the United States; and Connie Mack, who established Fort Myers as a major league baseball spring training center. But by the time Wilkins was commissioned to cast their busts, all but Newton had died. To make the cast for each bust, Wilkins explained, I had to work from black and white photographs. To complicate matters, he not only needed photographs of the front, back and both sides of each face, all the images had to be from roughly the same time interval, typically their midto late-fifties. Wilkins was able to dig up the images he needed in all but one case. I could only find one little black-and-white picture of Tootie McGregor, and it was downright unattractive, said Wilkins. Since I couldnt express beauty, I decided to portray the dignity for which she was known. Some years later, one of Tooties grandnieces visited Fort Myers. She looked me up to tell me that Id nailed her great-aunts likeness, Wilkins recounted with deserved pride. The Harborside Collection is on display in the north Galleria of the Harborside Event Center on Monroe Street and Edwards Drive in the heart of the downtown Fort Myers River District. An arts advocate, Tom Hall guides weekly walking tours of the River Districts public art collection in Fort Myers. For more information, go to www.truetours.net. Tootie McGregor grouping is part of the Harborside Collection


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7 THE RIVER OCTOBER 5, 2012 Cajun Themed Fundraiser For Local VeteransAnthonys on the Blvd, a local restaurant in Cape Coral, is hosting Cajun VetFest, an event to raise funds for four local veterans organizations on Saturday, October 13. The restaurant will be serving Cajun cuisine including Cajun fried turkeys, Cajun catfish, chicken and andouille gumbo, among other selections. Patrons can get into the masquerade spirit by dressing up to win prizes in the costume contest that will be held at 6 p.m. Proceeds will be split between four local veterans groups; Vietnam Veterans of America, Pride and Patriotism for Lee County Schools and Cajun Classic, Inc., and Missing in America Project. The event starts at noon with an opening ceremony honoring those who have served our country. The ceremony will start off with Chaplin John Petruska and Cape Coral Mayer John Sullivan. Live entertainment will start on the patio bar at 1p.m. The food, drink specials and chance drawings for prizes will be all day long. Admission for the Cajun VetFest is $10 in advance and $12 at the door. For every ticket purchased, Anthonys on the Blvd is giving back a free breakfast buffet coupon valued up to $7.99. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Anthonys on the Blvd, 1303 Del Prado Boulevard S., or by calling 772-5900. A Texas Hold em Poker Tournament, sponsored by Chris Bremner Realtor at Priceless Realty, will start at 3 p.m. Buyin for the tournament is $30 and includes entry to the Cajun VetFest. Players must sign in by 2 p.m. the day of the event. Seating is limited but there will be cash prizes for first, second and third place. Tickets purchased for this event will also include an entry into the raffle. Tony Serrago, owner of Anthonys on the Blvd said, The Bikes & BBQ event we held in May was such a great success, I wanted to make it a bi-annual event. Giving back to those who have served our country is very important to me and I love these groups because the funds stay within the local community. Your entry ticket will buy you into the all-day chance giveaways donated by local businesses. Drawings will take place all day long starting noon and you do not need to be present to win. There will also be Chinese and silent auctions for larger prize giveaways at 4:30 p.m. Buses are welcome and the restaurant is handicap accessible. Call 772-5900 for front door drop off arrangements. Beach Chamber LuncheonThe Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly luncheon on Thursday, October 11, at Sunshine Grille, Winkler and Gladiolus, South Fort Myers. The social hour begins at 11:30 a.m., with the luncheon and program following. Trish Leonard, director of marketing and attitude, FGCU Small Business Development Center, is the scheduled speaker. The cost for Chamber members is $15 in advance and $20 at the door; guests will pay $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Reservations are requested and may be made by contacting Jane Ross, 454-7500, or Jane@fmbchamber. com. For more information about the chamber, call 454-7500 or visit FortMyersBeachChamber.org. ITS BACK.......AUCEAT SEAFOOD BUFFET ITSBACK.......AUCEAT SEAFOODBUFFET I T S B A C K . . . A U C E A T S E A F O O D B U F F E T $ 17. 99 CHILDREN UNDER 10 1/2 PRICE A U C -EAT BREAKFA S T B U FFET SU NDAY 8 AM TIL N OON $ 8.99 COFFEE INCLUDEDPublic Invited To Pig Roast CompetitionThe public is invited to participate in the American Culinary Federation of Southwest Floridas pig roast competition on Sunday, October 28 at Coconuts Pool Deck at The Pink Shell Resort on Fort Myers Beach. The pig roast will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. and will benefit the Harry Chapin Food Bank. The cost per person is $10. Additional donations, including nonperishable food, will also be accepted. A minimum of five teams will be competing for the title of Peoples Favorite. A full buffet to accompany the roast pigs will be provided by The Pink Shell, Sysco Foods, Cheney Brothers, U.S. Foods, and Happy Foods. Entertainment will be provided by the band 24 Carat. The Pink Shell Beach Resort and Marina is offering a special guest rate for the weekend. For more information or to participate, contact Chef Craig Panneton 463-8613, cpanneton@pinkshell.com. Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com Our email address is press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER OCTOBER 5, 20128 Along The RiverHead down to Fort Myers Beach for the The Sunset Celebration this Friday and Saturday nights. Friday features live music from Certified while Big Al and the Phat Kats will jam on Saturday. The event is held from 5 to 10 p.m. both evening (weather permitting) at Times Square. For more information, call 463-5900. Karaoke will take on a whole new twist aboard the Indian Princess authentic double-deck paddleboat in October. On Sunday, October 7 from 3 to 6 p.m., karaoke crooners and spectators can enjoy a fun-filled musical contest aboard a 60-foot paddleboat launching from Fort Myers Beach. Karaoke with Jim will lead the contest on the first decks Princess Room as the boat cruises Estero Bay. Admission is free and prizes will be given to the best singers and crowd favorites. We have been looking for fun events to hold on board the Indian Princess that the entire community can enjoy, said Deborah Carlson, operations liaison for the Indian Princess. We are looking forward to adding more events including a Halloween party at the end of the month. The Indian Princess is air-conditioned and includes restrooms, a sound system and a state-of-the-art 48 flat screen TV capable of monitoring several areas of the boat and waterway. On the exterior top deck, guests can enjoy spectacular views of the back bays of Fort Myers Beach. Refreshments, including a full bar with top-shelf liquor, beer and wines, soda, juice, coffee, tea and bottled water, will be available for purchase. Heavy hors doeuvres will be available. Unless reserved for a private charter, the Indian Princess offers daily cruises from 2 to 4 p.m. as well as sunset cruises. Tickets start at $25 for adults and $15 for children for the two-hour cruise along the back bay of Fort Myers Beach and Ostego Bay. These cruises are popular for their wildlife sightseeing environment. The boat is also available for private rental for sightseeing and sunset cruises as well as weddings, corporate events and private parties. The Indian Princess is located before the sky bridge next to the Key West Express at 2080 Main Street on Fort Myers Beach. Call 765-8919 or visit www.indianprincessfortmyers.com. Drop into Busters for great food, drink and value served in a friendly neighborhood atmosphere. The restaurant offers an inspired array of hand-tossed pizza, wings, subs and burgers that are sure to satisfy everyone in your group every time. In addition to a year-round menu of local favorites, on Wednesdays Busters offers an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet with Alaskan snow crab legs, roast beef, baked ham, pork loin, turkey, Gulf shrimp, chicken, BBQ spareribs, fried shrimp, steamed clams, beer-battered fish, potatoes, fresh vegetables, fruit and salad bar, plus of large selection of sweet delights. The cost is $17.99 for adults and half-price for children under 10. Busters also offers an all-you-can-eat Sunday breakfast buffet from 8 a.m. to noon. for $8.99. Stop in for NFL action and take advantage of game day specials, pool tables, shuffleboard and video games. Are you a Pats fan? Busters is home to the New England Patriots Fan Club. Happy hour price and game day specials are available. Busters is located at 16681 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers near the Sanibel Causeway. It is open daily from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Carry out and gift cards are available. Call 466-4144 or go to www.busterseatery.com. On Saturday, October 13, The Edison-Ford Estates is hosting Garden Talk: Color Your Garden at 9 a.m. The Edison-Ford gardens are spectacular every month with splashes of color throughout the site. Join Edison-Ford horticultural staff and learn which plants will thrive and color your garden for the upcoming season as well as learn new landscape design ideas for borders, beds and containers. The price is $5 or free for members. Participants will receive 20 percent off in the Edison-Ford Garden Shoppe. The gardens at The Edison-Ford Estates April and Joe Hendrickson make guests feel like family at Busters 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. w ww.SeabreezeN u rseries.com ( 239 ) 5 60-1422 FREE Landsca p e C onsultation ! Visit our Website for more details l ms, Pa l i ves, n at i o ns crot o a ds, bromeli a h es, buttery bus h more & much m


9 THE RIVER OCTOBER 5, 2012Becoming Cosmopolitan Lounge Party For CCMI Sponsors AnnouncedCommunity Cooperative Ministries, Inc. announced its sponsors for this years Becoming Cosmopolitan Lounge Party, to be held at Harborside Event Center in downtown Fort Myers on Thursday, October 18 from 6 to 9 p.m. FineMark National Bank & Trust has signed on as this years presenting sponsor. The first 100 ticket purchasers will receive special access to FineMarks VIP Lounge at the event. According to CCMI CEO Tracey Galloway, seven-themed lounges will be the backdrop for this years event. Lounge themes include the Power of Chocolate Lounge featuring Irresistible Confections sponsored by FP&L, the 50 Shades Lounge featuring the Diamond District sponsored by Wesley and Deanna Hansen and the Diamond District, If The Shoe Fits Lounge featuring Saks Fifth Avenue Shoes sponsored by Sunshine Grille, Top of the Town Lounge sponsored by and featuring the Morgan House, and the Lady Luck Lounge featuring gaming tables like black jack and roulette sponsored by Florida Blue and Premier Insurance. Lounges will be designed by Clive Daniel Home, Muni Designs and Denmark Interiors and will feature a signature Cosmo-inspired drink, a fabulous silent auction and raffle items. Additional sponsors include Caloosa Tent & Rental, Hanshaw Sales, Physicians Primary Care, Wilbur Smith Law Firm, All About Closets, BB&T/OTC & AFCO, Chicos, Dixie Buick GMC, Scott Moorey, the Veranda restaurant and Scanlon Lexus. Picture a night out on the town with your girlfriends hopping from one club to another each with a different theme and feel, said Galloway. Then add in great food, drinks and fabulous shopping, all in support of a great cause, and youve got what Cosmo is all about. This women-only evening features glamorous shopping, gourmet hors doeuvres and cocktails, sinfully delicious chocolate and desserts, a silent auction, exciting raffles, a live DJ and an after party all in celebration of the cosmopolitan lifestyle in Southwest Florida. More than 300 local women attended last falls Becoming Cosmopolitan event. Each year we have been able to make this event bigger and better than ever, said Deanna Hansen, chairwoman of the 7th Annual Becoming Cosmopolitan. The monies raised will go a remarkably long way in helping CCMI assist the growing number of our local neighbors who are in need of food and other social services. According to CCMI, the amount of the $125 event ticket provides one month of Montessori preschool education to a child of a working, poor family, three months of emergency food to a family of four who is struggling, one month of hot meals to a homebound senior citizen or a weekend backpack filled with food for a student during an entire school year. Sponsorships are still available and range from $1,000 to $5,000. Donations for the events silent auction are also being accepted. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.ccmileecounty.com or call 332-SOUP (7687). Shannon Schaffer, Bobi Blum and Justin Schaffer Todd Schusteerman, Eric Wichmann, Stacy Sherman, Jimmy Klein and Jason Sherman Orange Leaf Yogurt Supports Harry Chapin Food BankOrange Leaf Yogurt in the Forum Shopping Center, located at 3269 Forum Blvd. in Fort Myers, is supporting the Harry Chapin Food Bank during the month of October. Fifteen percent of each sale on Mondays and Tuesdays this month will be made to the food bank when customers mention the Harry Chapin Food Bank when making their purchase. Orange Leaf is a self-serve yogurt shop featuring 16 flavors daily plus numerous toppings. The Harry Chapin Food Bank solicits, collects and stores quality food for distribution to families in need through a network of 160 non-profit agencies in Lee, Collier, Hendry, Charlotte and Glades counties that provide food to more than 30,000 people monthly. Over one million pounds of food are distributed by the Harry Chapin Food Bank monthly. For additional information about or to contribute financially to the Harry Chapin Food Bank, call 334-7007 or visit www.harrychapinfoodbank.org. Children enjoy selecting their favorite toppings


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. Sunday: 11 a.m. Kids Intangible Gifts sessions, kindergarten through sixth grade Unitarian Summer: 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 ALL SAINTS BYZANTINE RITE CATHOLIC CHURCH 10291 Bayshore Rd., N. Fort Myers Divine Liturgy is on Sun. at 10:30 a.m.; Rosary begins at 10 a.m. Lenten services (Presancti ed Liturgy) will be on Wed. evenings at 6 p.m. starting on Feb. 22. Administrator is Very Rev. Peter Lickman, ph. 305-651-0991. We are a Church of the Eastern Catholic or Byzantine Rite, 1.5 mi. east of Int. 75. 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. 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. Reverendt Ted Althouse, Pastor revtedalthouse@aol.com 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. Jeffrey DeYoe, Senior 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 8 and 11 a.m. Sunday Traditional Service 9:30 a.m. Praise Service 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 Group MESSIAH REFORMED CHURCH Worship Gathering Sunday 10 a.m. Pastor Alan Bondar Fort Myers Villas Civic Association Bldg. 2306 Sunrise Blvd. Fort Myers, 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 and 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: Stu Austin and Howard Biddulph 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 274-1230. 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 Adult Discussion Classes: 9-10 AM Countdown to Worship (praise music): 10:10 AM Amazing Grace Worship: 10:30 AM Phone 267-7400 Fax 267-7407 Web site: peacecommunitychurch.com e-mail: peace1265@aol.com PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH Saturday, Worship 5 p.m. Sunday, Worship8 and 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays during Lent soup dinner at 5:30 p.m., Compline Service at 7 p.m. Peace is a member of the ELCA. We celebrate weekly communion with traditional liturgy, organ and choir. 15840 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, 437-2599, www.peaceftmyers.com, peace@peaceftmyers.com REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH 3950 Winkler Ext., Fort Myers, 274-0143 8:15 and 10:15 a.m. Sunday Services Daily early learning center/day care RIVER OF LIFE ASSEMBLY OF GOD 21580 River Ranch Rd, Estero 239-495-0400 Senior Pastor: Todd Weston 8 and 9:45 a.m Services; 11:30 a.m. Legacy Service, multi-generational 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, MaEd, RJE 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 ofcontinued on page 11THE RIVER OCTOBER 5, 201210


11 THE RIVER OCTOBER 5, 2012 OCTOBER 27, 2012 8AM FORT MYERS CENTENNIAL PARK Reservations Required for All Cruises All Cruises(239)472-5300Cruises depart from beautiful Captiva Islandwww.captivacruises.com Call for departure timeTHE BEST WAY TO SEE 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 MusiciansFrom page 10Churches/TemplesConservative Judaism THE 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 10811 Sunset Plaza Circ. #401, behind Zoomers. Rev. Gabriella Cahaley officiates worship services on Sundays at 11 a.m. during the season. Other worship events are held on the beach in Fort Myers Beach. See our webpage http://www.newchurchflorida.com/ or call for more information 239-481-5535. 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.taecc.com UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH FORT MYERS 13411 Shire Lane (off Daniels Parkway one mile west of I-75) Minister: The Reverend 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. UNITY OF FORT MYERS 11120 Ranchette Road, Fort Myers Summer services & Childrens Hour 10 a.m. Sundays. Reverend Jim Rosemergy, minister. Our God is Love; our Race is Human; our Religion is Oneness. www.unityoffortmyers.org or 239-278-1511 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. Reilly Named FBA SemifinalistFirst Baptist Academy would like to recognize its first National Achievement Semifinalist Cassidy Reilly. Based on her PSAT scores, she qualified to be recognized by National Achievement. More than 1,600 Black American high school seniors have been designated semifinalists in the 49th annual National Achievement Scholarship Program, which was announced last week by National Merit Scholarship Corporation officials. We are proud of her accomplishment and celebrate with Cassidy. We are happy her hard work and effort is being honored. said First Baptist Academy High School Principal Leigh Ann Bates. Reilly now has the opportunity to continue in the competition for approximately 800 Achievement Scholarship awards offered next spring. To be considered for a National Achievement Scholarship, semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. About 80 percent of semifinalists are expected to attain finalist standing, and more than half of the finalists will win an Achievement Scholarship award. Since being founded in 1996, First Baptist Academy has experienced rapid growth to become one of the largest, private Christian schools in the Naples area for PreK 3 to 12 grades. The Academys mission statement is to educate students for life, learning and leadership, in a college preparatory academically challenge environment. Over 500 students are enrolled from throughout Southwest Florida, Marco Island, Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero and Fort Myers. CCMI Receives Foulds GrantThe Claiborne and Ned Foulds Foundation has awarded a $26,492 grant to Community Cooperative Ministries Inc. to help upgrade the agencys computer software. CCMI will be able to more effectively meet the needs of the hungry through more streamlined and integrated financial, volunteer and program software components, which will also improve the agencys accountability, said Tracey Galloway CCMIs CEO. We are extremely grateful for the opportunity to serve our customers with even greater effectiveness through this amazing grant. The Claiborne and Ned Foulds Foundation was established in 1981 by the late Ned and Claiborne Foster Foulds, who moved to Fort Myers in 1958. Ned Foulds was a graduate of Harvard University and retired as a Junior Executive of the Airtemp Division of the Chrysler Corporation. Mrs. Foulds was a Broadway star during the 1930s known under her maiden name of Claiborne Foster and starred in more than 20 plays. In recognition of their achievements, Mr. and Mrs. Foulds left their estate in trust to be administered by U.S. Trust, as a 50l(c)(3) Foundation in perpetuity to benefit charitable causes. CCMI is an innovative nonprofit providing more than 15,000 meals each month through its Everyday Caf and Marketplace and Home Delivered Meals programs. CCMI also educates 40 children in its Community Montessori Preschool, offers homeless services and comprehensive case coaching services through its United Way Resource Houses, oversees an emergency mobile food pantry and supplies weekend backpacks full of food to more than 2,500 children each school year. CCMI serves Fort Myers and the greater Lee County area, including Bonita Springs, Cape Coral and Lehigh Acres. CCMI works in partnership with United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades, Harry Chapin Food Bank and regional community foundations as well as collaborating with fellow community and service groups including The School District of Lee County and numerous churches, businesses and community support organizations. For more information, call 332-7687 or visit www.ccmileecounty.com. Share your community news with us. 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THE RIVER OCTOBER 5, 201212 Fall Options Both On The Beaches And In The Bayby Capt. Matt MitchellFall fishing is all about being ready for what presents itself. This is best shown around the passes and out along the beaches. One minute you can be catching Spanish mackerel and ladyfish one after another, then the next minute, you are scrambling to switch rods and present a bait to feeding tarpon or sharks as they crash the party. This kind of wide open action is often as easy as spotting birds working bait schools and fishing your way up the food chain. As we move into October, our weather will start to cool off a little more and these bait schools will be even more widespread throughout the bay and off the beaches. This kick-off of the annual fall bait migration is some of the best action of the year. If you just like to bend a rod and catch multiple species of fish, it does not get any better than this. Out along the beaches, look for terns working right down on the water and expect to find Spanish mackerel and bonita under the birds. At any time out here, you could run into an all-out blitz with sharks and tarpon in the mix, too. Towards the end of the month, we should also have kingfish in close to the beaches. In the sound, our redfish bite is right on track for another excellent October. The size of our average redfish keeps getting bigger and bigger and the numbers of fish are strong once located. To catch these redfish on the open flats on the lower stages of the tide, I have been finding mullet schools in three feet or shallower water. Then, I like to float a live bait or pitch a chunks of cut bait right into the mullet schools. These mullet schools have had hungry redfish close by, feeding on what the mullet are stirring up from the bottom. Watch for finning bull sharks working these same mullet schools, too. Half a fresh cut mullet on heavy spinning tackle pitched out in front of one of these sharks is a sure thing for a tough shallow water battle. Dont be surprised if you lose a redfish or two to these same bull sharks as they will appear unexpectedly just about any place you are catching fish this month. Mangrove fishing for redfish around the top of the tide with floats and a live pinfish has been good action, with fish up to 35 inches caught this week. Mangrove redfish were all close to home in the southern end of the sound. Pick your shoreline depending on the wind direction and wait until you have a two-foot tide or better for the best results. This week also offered some of the best snook action of the last year. After being on very few snook for what has seemed like months, I returned to a favorite area at the south end of Matlacha Pass that had not been very productive for me in years. Since I was right in the area anyway and it was a perfect set-up with the wind and tide, I figured I might as well give it a shot. I was proven right really quickly with a 25-inch snook hitting the first pitched bait within seconds of it landing. Then, almost every bait thrown into the deep mangrove point was crushed for about 20 minutes. As the bite kept going, I was upsizing my baits. Even the biggest pinfish I had in the live well thrown to the right spot resulted in an explosive snook strike. At one point, while we had a good snook hooked up, my other client was reeling in his bait to get out of the way and a big snook blew up on it and hit it right next to the boat. Most of these snook were on the upper side of the 30-inch mark. Although we only landed a half dozen, we had several doubles going and several freight trains that just could not be turned before they made it back to the trees. One double included a 31-inch redfish. For about 30 minutes, this bite just went off. Returning the following day, I found the tide was not quite so high and the spot still produced a few more snook. The next time I have the right set-up of wind and tide, I wont hesitate to give this old honey hole another shot. Fall offers so many options for anglers. Keeping your eyes open and being ready for whatever our local waters offer up is half the battle.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. A 31-inch redfish caught and released with Capt. 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13 THE RIVER OCTOBER 5, 2012 CROW Case Of The Week: Kemps Ridleyby Patricia MolloyA n injured Kemps ridley (Lepidochelys kempii) recently arrived at CROW from Captiva. What makes these sea turtles exceptional is their synchronized nesting habits, one of the most unique in the natural world. According to NOAA Fisheries, large groups of Kemps ridleys gather off a particular nesting beach near Rancho Nuevo, Mexico, in the state of Tamaulipas. Then wave upon wave of females come ashore and nest in what is known as an arribada, which means arrival in Spanish. The patient was admitted to the clinic with deep abrasions to its skull and carapace (top shell) caused by a boat strike. Its very quiet and depressed, said Dr. Aundria West Right now, we are just flushing its wounds and applying topical antibacterial/antifungal to the wounds. We are force feeding it everyday, which always makes her struggle. Medically inserting a tube for force feeding is out of the question for a Kemps ridley because the wound would stay wet, creating additional medical issues such as bacterial infections, especially in salt water. While force feeding can be slightly stressful to a patient, it has helped this turtle regain three percent of its body weight in the first week, which is an excellent sign. Several times per week, the 80-pound turtle is taken outside to the pool for day camp. On its first excursion, it moved one flipper, which was slow but appropriate movement, but it couldnt quite connect the coordination of the back flippers. Then, I touched the flipper... it suddenly moved properly, explained Jeanna Harms. After 20 minutes, it simply floated from exhaustion and was taken back into the clinics ICU. Day camp is important for a sea dwelling turtle, because it allows it to return to a zero gravity environment and not have its entire body weight sitting on its shell. You can technically dry dock them for awhile, as long as you inform the federal government, noted Dr. Aundria. Downstairs, the patient is not submerged in water, it just has enough water to keep its skin hydrated. This Kemps ridley will require many weeks of rehabilitation since it is a reptile. They tend to heal very slowly. If you would like to help the clinic staff in their efforts to care for this rare and beautiful sea turtle, go to CROWs website and make a donation for patient #2633. Id just like to say congratulations to Dr. Heather Barron and her husband. They welcomed a healthy girl to their family on September 10. Welcome to the world, Addison! CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from our local area. 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. This Kemps ridley, patient #2633, was severely injured by a boat propeller. It spends most of its time dry docked in the reptile room, with short excursions outside to the pool Dive Key Largo2 Days of diving one night stay October 13 th and 14 thPackage includes 3 reef dives, one deep wreck dive, Tanks and Hotel Call (239) 481-4733 $ 179 Double Occupancy pp + taxScubavice Dive Center 12600 McGregor Blvd. Fort MyersThe Bait Box Hosts 19th Esperanza Woodring Memorial Cast Net RodeoThe Bait Box is throwing its 19th Annual Esperanza Woodring Memorial Cast Net Rodeo on Saturday, November 3. Children will compete by casting nets at moving and fixed targets. Refreshments, music and a raffle are also a part of the days events. Free lessons and demonstrations will be offered. Registration is free and each child will receive a prize just for competing. All proceeds to benefit S.T.A.R.T. (Solutions To Avoid Red Tide), a non-profit organization dedicated to funding and promoting efforts to prevent, control and mitigate red tide. My mom (Esperanza) would be very pleased to know we are trying to find a solution to the red tide, said Bait Box owner Ralph Woodring. Born on Cayo Costa in 1901, Esperanza Woodring spent more than 75 years on the waters around Sanibel as a commercial fisher and as a fishing and shelling guide. She was a master at the art of cast netting, thus was born the Esperanza Woodring Memorial Cast Net Rodeo. S.T.A.R.T. is a grass roots organization and is a member of the Red Tide Alliance, which is composed of Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota and Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute in St. Petersburg. This alliance focuses on developing programs that monitor, control and mitigate red tide. More information can be found online at www.START1.org. For more information about the Cast Net Rodeo, contact Joe Spaulding or Kitty Slocum at 472-3939 or by email at baitbox@mindspring.com or caloosawholesale@ embarqmail.com. Jacob Atkinson preparing his cast in 2011s Cast Net Rodeo


THE RIVER OCTOBER 5, 201214 Plant SmartRed Passion Vineby Gerri ReavesRed passion vines (Passiflora racemosa) stunning flowers make a dramatic statement on a fence or trellis. Also known as red passionflower, this native of Brazil can grow as long as 30 feet, attaching itself with the climbing tendrils common to the passionflower family. This plant will attract butterflies and hummingbirds. The flowers of about five inches across appear on a raceme, a long leafless stem. They have 10 sepals and petals, or tepals, with five purple and white coronas above them. White or red corona filaments give the flower center a slightly frilly look. The large evergreen leaves are rough in texture and usually three-lobed, although they sometimes lack the lobes. The small green oblong fruits are edible. Unlike native passion vines, such as corkystem (Passiflora suberosa) and purple passionflower (Passiflora incarnata), this species might require maintenance, for it is more finicky about conditions and more susceptible to pests. This vine needs full sun to partial shade, well-drained soil and high humidity. In addition, the native passion vines are the larval food of native butterflies, so they are an all-around better choice for the landscape. One caution: If ingested, parts of red passion vine can be poisonous. Sources: floridata.com, plantbook.org, coolexotics.com and fda.gov. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. This native of Brazil aggressively covers a fence photos by Gerri Reaves Red passion vines large flower Caring For Your PlantsWhitefly Is A Growing Threatby Justen DobbsYou may have noticed plants and trees around Fort Myers and Sanibel that are covered in a black, charcoallooking powder. This is known as sooty mold and is a result of the dew excreted by the Spiraling Whitefly of South America. This fly is believed to have originated in Columbia or a surrounding country and was brought up through Miami years ago. It has made its way to Southwest Florida and is beginning to post an expensive problem for homeowners and city officials. Its not good for trees but it looks a lot worse than it really is, McLaughlin (Home Garden Advisor for Miami-Dade County) told CBS4.com. He went on to explain that a lot of people want to cut infected trees down, but thats not what you should do. Cutting trees down requires a permit and can be expensive, explained McLaughlin. But more importantly, if you cut the tree down or cut it back, the Whitefly infestation will actually spread when transporting the infected branches to the dump. He said many trees do survive an infestation of the Gumbo Limbo Spiraling Whitefly and Miami-Dade County is working on possibly treating infected trees in public rights-of-way if the county originally planted the tree. Homeowners can use systemic insecticides, which are applied to the soil of an infected tree. The Whiteflies are poisoned as they feed on the plant sap.* The sooty mold on trees and plants is just a side-effect of the flys presence. If you look underneath your palm fronds or the leaves of your hard wood trees, you will see a white, cotton-like network of sticky residue. This is due to the flys reproductive stage. I recommend using Sevin, a strong insecticide available at any home improvement store. Simply spray the undersides of any infected leaves and allow to dry. Then, spray again 10 to14 days later. This should correct most of the problem. Like McLaughlin stated above, DO NOT simply cut affected palm fronds or tree branches. Infected fronds and leaves are not dead or diseased and they can still photosynthesize, which the tree depends on for nutrients. Sooty mold is mostly made up of dirt from the air which sticks to the leaves with the help of the sticky sap that the white flies secrete. It is not harmful or contagious. It can be removed with a mix of warm tap water and mild dish washing detergent or soap. Simply scrub the leaves with a sponge until the black substance is gone. Then, rinse well with your hose. One organic method for deterring the Spiraling Whitefly is to spread coffee grounds around the base of your trees or mix it with water and spray your trees fronds and leaves periodically. *Courtesy of http://miami.cbslocal. com/2010/10/27/no-need-to-panicover-spiraling-whitefly-pest/ Dobbs is a landscape architect in south Florida specializing in custom, upscale landscapes. He can be reached at seabreezenurseries@gmail.com. Bonsai Society Monthly MeetingPreparing a bonsai tree for exhibits is the feature topic for The Bonsai Society of Southwest Floridas monthly meeting on Saturday, October 20 at the Support Personnel Association of Lee County (SPALC) building, located at 6281 Metro Plantation Road in Fort Myers. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. Erik Wigert will be the guest presenter at the meeting. There is no charge for attending the meeting, which is open to the public, and parking is free. Bonsai is a horticultural art of growing trees in pots. It had its origins in China and Japan. Information about bonsai and the association will be available at the meeting. Additional details about the event and membership may be obtained by calling Jim Bremer at 482-7543. A closeup shows the spiraling pattern from which it gets its name


15 THE RIVER OCTOBER 5, 2012Art Walk Features New Local ArtistBill Gedney, a life-long artist, recently joined the Art League of Fort Myers and the Art Council of Southwest Florida. I really enjoyed seeing my painting on the gallery wall for the first time, said Gedney. It was a nice self-esteem booster shot. Gedney has lived in Fort Myers since October of 1989. Recently, he relocated to an area around the Edison home and loves being surrounded by the giant Royal palms. Im totally overwhelmed by the passing clouds through the palm trees, he added. Now, Im always looking up for my next painting. You just cant beat this beautiful area. See Gedneys latest work at the Color & Form exhibit running from Art Walk on Friday, October 5 through Friday, October 26. The Art League of Fort Myers was organized in 1956, and has been in continuous operation since. It is located at 1451 Monroe Street in downtown Fort Myers historic River District. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 275-3970 or visit www.artleagueoffortmyers.org. Friday October 5, 2012 7:30 p.m. Edison & Ford Winter Estates Saturday October 6, 2012 7:30 p.m. B LACK MARIA FIL M FESTIVAL R E TURNS T O S O UTHWEST FL O RID A IN OCTOBER Since 2007, Edison Ford and Edison State College have collaborated to bring the international lm festival to Florida that celebrates Edisons pioneering work in cinema and features contemporary independent and experimental short lms. Tickets go on sale September 5 TICKETS:OC R 5 E d ison Ford Members and Edison State Colle g e Students $8 N on Members $1 0 E n joy sunset at Edison Ford, tapas and cash bar at 5:30 p.m., $ 20 Fi l m s s h owin g at Roya l P alm Y a c ht C lub o ver l oo k in g t he Caloosahatche e R iver 7:30 p m OC R 6 E d ison State College Students FRE E Fi l m s s h owin g at Ric h ar d H. Rus h Li b rary, E d ison State College, Fo r t M y ers C ampus 7 :30 p m Seating is limited both evenings. Untitled by Bill Gedney is on display at the Art League of Fort Myers during Art Walk To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732 Wild Turkey Strand Preserve OpensA new Conservation 20/20 preserve between Fort Myers and Lehigh Acres has opened. Wild Turkey Strand Preserve, a 3,000-plus-acre site, sits along State Road 82 west of the Hendry County line, providing wildlife habitat as well as offering Lee Countys nature enthusiasts, photographers and picnickers a historic Florida oasis. The preserve sits atop portions of the former Buckingham Army Airfield, the states largest airfield training base during World War II (1942 through 1945). In October, the preserve will feature historic interpretative panels of the fields use during WWII where gunnery training took place. Other amenities include a picnic area and a 1.8-mile nature trail, where wildlife lovers may be able catch glimpses of deer, birds and panthers. Two wetland observation decks also exist onsite. Primitive portions of the nature trail are seasonally wet, so visitors should wear appropriate shoes. The site is Lee Countys first largescale application of Flexi-Pave, a pavement made up of shredded tires and stone. Flexi-Paves porous surface allows rainfall to percolate through it, forming good bacteria that filter clean water into the groundwater table. This is significant because one of Wild Turkey Strand Preserves purposes is groundwater recharge. The county welcomes builders interested in sustainable products to visit the preserve. Wild Turkey Strand Preserves acquisition process happened from 2001 to 2008 and cost $18 million. Conservation 20/20 management funds were supplemented by grants from the Florida Communities Trust, the South Florida Water Management District, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program. The public facilities and other amenities were purchased and built using $1 million from the Florida Communities Trust grant. continued on page 25


THE RIVER OCTOBER 5, 201216 Lee Community Youth Chorus To Perform At Gulf Coast Symphony Family Concert On October 28On Sunday, October 28, the Lee Community Youth Chorus will perform during the pre-concert festivities as the Gulf Coast Symphony presents A Haunted Halloween at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers. This family concert is appropriate for children of all ages. Beginning at 1 p.m., children and adults are invited to come in costume to participate in a costume parade with prizes, safe trick-or-treating, childrens play activities and experience the Gulf Coast Symphonys Musical Discovery Zone, where children are encouraged to meet and chat with the symphony musicians and play with instruments in order to learn more about first-hand how they work. Prizes will be given for the most creative costumes. At 2 p.m., the Gulf Coast Symphony will perform symphonic music that sets the mood for Halloween. During the performance, children are invited to sit onstage, directly in front of the orchestra, so that their visual experience with the symphony is as meaningful and engaging as the music they hear. Tickets to this concert are $10 for adults and $7 for children. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at 481-4849, in person at the box office or online at www.gulfcoastsymphony.org. Lee Community Youth Chorus at rehearsal Members of the Lee Community Youth Chorus Theatre Conspiracy 2012-13 Season Theatre Conspiracy celebrates its 19th season in Southwest Florida with an opening night fundraiser on Friday, October 12 that will benefit a local family. The season lineup will include performances of Tower Of Magic, The Nerd, Intimate Exchanges, Call Me Waldo and The Liar. Bill Taylor, Theatre Conspiracys producing artistic director, announced that the 2012-13 lineup includes two area premieres, one transdaptation (Translation/Adaptation) of a 17th Century farce, a winner of the Lawrence Olivier Award for best new comedy, the world premiere on the magic of being who you really are, one of the best comedies ever and the Florida premiere in the spirit of Ralph Waldo Emerson. I am very excited about this diverse lineup of plays for our audiences, said Taylor. With one world premiere and two area premieres and a Florida premiere the season affirms the companys commitment to bringing the finest in theatre to our area. On opening night, October 12, the performance of Tower Of Magic will be a fundraiser for Dollars For Dillon, a fund to help a local family whose son was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor. That evening will also be pay what you will, with patrons naming their ticket price. Individual tickets for shows are $20 or season subscriptions are available, five shows for $90 or four shows for $76. Tower Of Magics world premiere by Tess Light is directed by Bill Taylor. Performances on October 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26 and 27 at 8 p.m. as well as October 21 at 2 p.m. Sue McFate is finding it difficult to announce her engagement to Felix. For one thing, her family has never once heard she has a boyfriend. For another, her intended husband doesnt even know her real name. The play opens when Felix pays an unexpected visit to the family home. Here, he meets his potential inlaws who include an obsessive ornithologist, a compulsive mezzo soprano, a murderous chef, an occasionally-mute savant and a split-personality linguist. This crowd wont be terribly impressed by Sues choice: Felix is (yawn) a civil engineer. Other performances this season include: The Nerd by Larry Shue, directed by Karen Goldberg. Performances on November 30 and December 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14 and 15 at 8 p.m. as well as December 9 at 2 p.m. One of the funniest plays ever written, this extraordinarily inventive, side-splitting comedy centers on the hilarious dilemma of a young architect who is visited by a man hes never met but who saved his life in Vietnam. Intimate Exchanges by Alan Ayckbourn, directed by Stephen Hooper. Performances on January 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25 and 26 at 8 p.m. as well as January 27 at 2 p.m. The play was nominated for the 1984 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, and a revival was nominated for the 2008 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play. One actor and one actress play all 10 characters. This is Ayckbourns most unusual look yet at the foibles of middle class living. Call Me Waldo by Rob Ackerman, directed by Mike Breen. Performances on February 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28 and March 1 and 2 at 8 p.m. as well as February 24 at 2 p.m. What happens when the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson spill uncontrollably from the mouth of an ordinary working guy? A contemporary comedy about love, construction work, and transcendental understanding. The Liar by David Ives from the 17th century farce by Pierre Corneille, directed by Bill Taylor. Performances on March 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 and 30 at 8 p.m. as well as March 24 at 2 p.m. Paris, 1643. Dorante is a charming young man newly arrived in the capital, and he has but a single flaw: He cannot tell the truth. Theatre Conspiracy performs at the Foulds Theatre, Lee County Alliance of the Arts, located at 10091 McGregor Blvd. in Fort Myers. For more information, call 936-3239 or visit www.theatreconspiracy.org. Art Exhibit At Community FoundationThe Southwest Florida Community Foundation will host a special reception on Friday, October 5 from 3 to 5 p.m. exclusively for the juried artists whose work will be on display at the foundations new art exhibit. According to Cello Bennett, curator of the ongoing display, there will be 86 new pieces on display in addition to the current works from local artists Jacke McCurdy, Gale Bennett and Ellen Sheppard. The various works, which will be on loan and for sale, range from photography and carved wood to textiles, fused glass and various sculptures, as well as traditional acrylic, watercolor and medium paintings. The exhibition is on display at the Southwest Florida Community Foundations offices, located at 8771 College Parkway, Building 2, Suite 201 in Fort Myers. The exhibit was open to all artists from the foundations five-county service area including Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Glades and Hendry as space allowed. A share of the proceeds of artwork sales will fund the Fund for the Arts in Southwest Florida, which supports nonprofit art organizations in the area. The ongoing open house will open to the public on Friday, November 2 from 4 to 6 p.m. and continue to be held on the first Friday of every month until next August.


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THE RIVER OCTOBER 5, 201218 Three Canterbury Students Named Semifinalists In National Merit ContestThe National Merit Scholarship Program recognizes academically talented students in the United States by awarding about 10,000 scholarships a year. Three Canterbury School seniors Samantha Dalesio, Solange Ganthier and Andrew May have qualified as National Merit Semifinalists by scoring at a certain level on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. About 16,000 students, out of the 1.5 million who took the qualifying test, are semifinalists and will go on to compete for finalist status. As finalists, these students may receive scholarships worth more than $34 million. Dalesio is an AP Scholar with Distinction, and was last year the recipient of the Princeton Award. She is a member of the National Honor Society and the Spanish, English, International Thespian and Rho Kappa honor societies. A high honor roll student, she has found time to be an active and valued member of the schools Performing Arts program, a member of the Mock Trial team and a Student Ambassador for the Admission Office. Ganthier is on the high honor roll and an AP Scholar with Distinction. She has many extracurricular activities: varsity tennis team, environmental club and art club. She is a member of numerous honor societies: National, English, Science and Rho Kappa. She is student council secretary and a member of the nationally acclaimed Model United Nations Team. Last year, Solange received the Yale Book Award and was named a Furman Scholar. May was the recipient of the University of Pennsylvania Award, the Presbyterian College Junior Academic Achievement Award and the University of Rochester Humanities and Social Studies Award. This high honor roll student is a member of both the National and the Rho Kappa honor societies. He is a member of the Academic Team and is a long-time member of the schools nationally acclaimed Model United Nations Team. Andrew is also an AP Scholar. Andrew May Solange Ganthier Samantha Dalesio School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My daughter is in fourth grade and overall doing well in school. I want to be able to continue to help her with her achievement and I would like some ideas from you on how to do this. We have always enjoyed reading together, but now since she can read by herself, Im not sure how helpful reading with her really is. Do you have some suggestions? Michelle K., Sanibel Michelle, Its good to hear that your daughter is doing well. You, she and her teachers share that victory. Reading with your children is probably the single most important activity that you can do to help your child grow academically. Even though children become independent readers, there still are several ways to continue to work with them in reading. I would suggest that you continue reading with her even though she can read independently. You may want to pick out some choices that are just a bit beyond her comfort zone and set up a reading time. What you can do in these sessions is: Model fluency and expression for challenging texts Share the experience of reading, which can lead to rich discussions about literature or information Give your child exposure to challenging vocabulary that she might just skim over when reading on her own The second most helpful thing you can do with your child is to listen to her read. As she is reading to you, you should pause often to: Monitor fluency and phrasing Clarify anything confusing in the text Make connections (to what she already knows, other texts or the world) Ask questions about the characters, author or plot Make predictions about what might happen next Comment on what you are reading It is important at this age to go beyond retelling what a story is about, and to help your child to interact with the text in the above ways. A third way you can help your daughter is to make it a point to discuss vocabulary: Encourage the use of increasingly sophisticated words Model dictionary use by looking up words yourself which you do not know Discuss the meanings of prefixes, suffixes and root words, so that your child begins to understand units of meaning within words (www.funbrain.com has lots of games for this) Play word games such as Scrabble, Hang Man, etc., to help increase vocabulary skills Reading with your daughter and utilizing some of these strategies will increase her reading and vocabulary skills and also provide a nice way for the two of you to enjoy each others company. 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. League Of Women Voters Candidates ForumThe League of Women Voters of Lee County will conduct a Florida Candidates Forum on Wednesday, October 10 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Lee County Court House, 2120 Main Street in Fort Myers. The public is encouraged to attend. In addition, the forum will be broadcast on Lee TV and streamed on www.lee.gov. Each candidate will introduce themselves, provide their interests and reasons voters should elect him or her. The LWV will ask questions provided by the public and by LWV members. Finally, each candidate will provide final comments. The event schedule is as follows: 5 p.m. Lee County District 3 School Board Runoff between Robert Chilmonik and Jeanne Dozier 5:35 p.m. Lee County Tax Collector race between James Chandler and Larry Hart 6:10 p.m. LWV Lee Board Members will provide a comprehensive review of the 11 proposed Amendments to the Florida Constitution, including pros and cons. These amendments will be on the November General Election Ballot. Handouts containing information about these amendments and about the Florida Supreme Court Justices who will be on the ballot for a retention decision will be available at the forum. For more information about the Florida Candidate Forum, call Cheryl Byrd at 443-5295. Naturalization Information Sessions OfferedThe Lee County Library System and Representatives from the U.S. Office of Citizenship and Immigration (USCIS) will provide naturalization information sessions at several Lee County Library locations during October. Representatives from USCIS will offer information on the naturalization process and answer general questions from attendees. Registration is preferred but not required. By partnering with community relations staff at the USCIS, the library is able to offer solid and more importantly, accurate information to residents embarking on the road to U.S. citizenship, said Maria Palacio, Lee County Library System Outreach Services Manager. During the sessions, attendees will learn about all the downloadable forms and information available on the USCIS website, obtain answers to frequently askedcontinued on page 24


19 THE RIVER OCTOBER 5, 2012 Isabella Rasi 239-246-47161101 Periwinkle Way #105, Sanibel, FL 239-472-0044 ENGEL & VLKERS Excellence in Real Estate A step above! International Client Base 600 Shops Worldwide Multi-Lingual Staff Your success is my aim. Mahi Mediterranean 1 tablespoon olive oil 4 six-ounce mahi fillets 1 onion, sliced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 cup chopped walnuts 1/2 cup dry white wine 1/3 cup clam juice or chicken stock 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 teaspoon thyme, chopped 1 teaspoon marjoram, chopped Fresh ground black pepper 3 tablespoons cilantro, chopped In a heavy nonstick saut pan, heat oil over high heat. Saut fillets 3 to 5 minutes until browned. Transfer fillets to a platter; set aside. Reduce heat to medium; saut onion and garlic 4 to 5 minutes until onion is tender. Add nuts, wine, stock, lemon juice, thyme, marjoram and pepper to taste; bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Return fillets to skillet and simmer until heated through. Serve fillets topped with onion sauce and cilantro. Yields four servings Nutritional Value Per Serving Calories 261, Calories From Fat 86, Total Fat 10g, Saturated Fat 1g, Trans Fatty Acid 0, Cholesterol 124mg, Total Carbohydrates 4g, Protein 33g, Omega 3 Fatty Acid 1g. Mahi Mediterranean Heights Elementary Prepares For IB Organization Site VisitHeights Elementary IB World school art students in Mrs. Sweetlands After School Program created a Welcome sign in several different languages to display in the front office. Heights Elementary is preparing for a site visit by the IB Organization for reauthorization of their Primary Years Program. Yanixa Garcia, Amanda Johnson, Zoey Vargas, Kyleigh Parris, Kelsea Parris and Emma Nordlund Indiana University Alumni Day Lunch And Tours The Alumni Association of Indiana University School of Social Work will be holding 2012 Alumni Day lunch and tours on Wednesday, October 17 at Edison & Ford Estates in Fort Myers. The monthly luncheon, featuring Dean Michael Patchner, PhD, will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. To reserve space for the full tour, lunch and river cruise, contact Julie Kuhns, Southwest Florida chapter chair, at 410-4242.


THE RIVER OCTOBER 5, 201220 From page 1Edison Estates October ProgramsSaturday, October 6, 7:30 p.m. Edison State College, Fort Myers Campus The Edison & Ford Winter Estates and Edison State College will bring back the award winning festival with a retrospect of films from the festival collection chosen by film curator John Columbus. Films include winning animated short films shown in Poland at the Animator Festival, as well as popular live action works. Tickets are available at Edison Ford for $10 per night, $15 for both nights. Edison Ford members are $8 on October 5, and Edison State College students are free on October 6. Seating is limited. On October 5 movie goers can enjoy tapas at 5:30 p.m. at the Royal Palm Yacht Club for $20 while watching the sunset at Edison Ford. Reservations are suggested by calling 334-7419. Emerging Inventors Early Learners October 4 Super Shapes; October 18 Pumpkin Party, 9 to 10:30 a.m. Emerging Inventors Early Learners class for oneto three-year-old children and their parents, grandparents or other family members includes socializing with others, education activities, story time, singing, crafts and exploring the homes, gardens and museum at the Edison Ford. Edison Ford members are $5, non-members $15 (one adult, one child), additional $5 per child. STEM Tour at Edison Ford October 6, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Elementary, middle and high school student teams are invited to participate in the STEM Tour challenge at the Edison Ford, the first in a series of STEM Tour challenge events by the STEM Team of Southwest Florida. On October 6, student teams (minimum of two and maximum of five students) will compete in three different and timed engineering challenges. Points received will be carried over to future STEM Tour events and the winning teams will be announced at an awards ceremony at Florida Gulf Coast University on April 6. Registration is required. To pre-register contact the Edison Ford Education Department at 334-7419. Edison Ford Monthly Volunteer Lecture & Meeting October 9, 9:30 a.m., South Water Management District Building Edison Ford curatorial and retail staff will present a program that includes their favorite books as well as new books available in the Edison Ford stores. The program will also include Lee County Literacy Buddies coordinator Robin Getz. The meeting and program are open to current Edison Ford volunteers as well as prospective volunteers and the public. For additional information contact the Edison Ford Volunteer Department. Science Fair Workshop for Homeschoolers and Virtual Students October 10, 10 a.m. to noon The Edison Ford is hosting the 3rd annual Homeschool and Virtual Students Young Engineers, Scientists and Inventors Fair on November 7. Homeschool and virtual students must enter to pre-qualify for the Thomas Alva Edison Kiwanis Regional Science & Engineering Fair. The Edison Ford is offering workshops throughout the year to assist students with their science projects. The workshops focus on choosing a science fair topic, conducting the experiment, documenting results and designing a science fair display board. Cost is $5. Call the Education Department at 334-7419 to register. Garden Talk: Color Your Garden October 13, 9 a.m. The Edison Ford gardens are spectacular every month with splashes of color throughout the site. Join Edison Ford horticultural staff and learn which plants will thrive and color your garden for the upcoming season as well as learn new landscape design ideas for borders, beds and containers. Edison Ford members are free; non members $5. Participants will receive 20 percent off in the Edison Ford Garden Shoppe. Homeschool: Designing Bridges October 15 or 19, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. (students grades 1st through 6th) Homeschool students will learn about force, motion, gravity, earth landforms, landscapes and different types of bridges and will design their own bridge. Students and their parents can enroll in a two-hour program with curriculum that follows thecontinued on page 21 The Black Maria Film Festival at Edison Ford and Edison State College on October 5 and 6, 7:30 p.m., will feature short films including Yours Truly Golfers, Sponsors Sought For Charity Scrambleby Jeff LysiakWhen the 1st annual Charity Golf Scramble to benefit Calebs Crusade tees off on Saturday, October 20 at Beachview Golf Course on Sanibel, Rob Whan will be wearing a little bit of a grin. And that grin will be there because even more people will be joining the campaign to battle childhood cancer, borne in the wake of the courageous fight his own son waged against the disease. This is a local event that helps local families that may be struggling with their fight against childhood cancer, said Whan, whose son, Caleb, was just four years old when he passed away from leukemia. Not only do we help families on a financial level, but a personal level as well. Thats more important than anything. Calebs Crusade In August 2007, three-year-old Caleb Robert Whan began to complain about pain in his arms and legs. Subsequent blood tests revealed that the youngster was afflicted with Hypodiploid ALL, an extremely rare form of leukemia. Caleb was immediately placed on a protocol that included a bone marrow transplant, total body radiation, and numerous chemotherapy treatments. He received his transplant at Duke University in November of that same year. During his recovery four months later, however, he relapsed. His parents, Rob and Monique, placed Caleb into Hospice care. On March 28, 2008, only 11 days after his fourth birthday, Caleb passed away at home. Calebs Crusade Against Childhood Cancer is solely based on helping children with cancer, and research. The foundation provides funding for families that are sent out of town for treatment, just as Calebs family went to North Carolina for stem cell transplants. Most, if not all, families cannot afford to maintain their home as well as an apartment or hotel room while they are out of town for treatments. The Whans, for example, had their home foreclosed on following the tragic loss of their son. The money well be raising at the golf tournament will go into the foundations general fund, said Whan. With that money, well be able to sponsor local families on an as-needed basis. That includes subsidizing the costs associated with travel, housing and medical expenses. Charity Golf Scramble Matt Kuzyk has supported the efforts of Calebs Crusade, along with his wife Megan, for the past two years. As the manager of the Lazy Flamingo Restaurant, he contacted Whan with the idea of staging a fundraising event for the charity on Sanibel. I thought the idea of having a charity golf scramble at Beachview would be perfect for raising money and awareness, said Kuzyk. This is a great community which has always been so open and helpful to supporting worthy causes. I cant thank them enough for their generosity and their support. The four-man scramble will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 20 at Beachview Golf Course. There will be a luncheon for all participants, and golfers will have a chance to win $10,000 if they sink a hole-in-one on the courses 16th hole. In addition, prizes will be awarded and a 50/50 raffle drawing will be held after lunch. According to Whan and Kuzyk, special giveaways will include golf bag coolers, restaurant gift certificates, vacation getaways and overnight hotel stays as well as golf foursomes at courses around Lee County. In the past, the Lazy Flamingo has helped with fundraisers for various charity groups, so Im thrilled that they wanted to do something that would benefit Calebs Crusade, added Whan. Sponsorship opportunities are also available, including: $1,000 Name on all printed material, hole sponsorship sign and two teams in the tournament $500 Hole sponsorship sign and team in the tournament $250 Hole sponsorship sign $300 Four-person team in the tournament Beachview told us that they can handle up to 120 participants, but we are continued on page 21 Matt Kuzyk, manager of the Lazy Flamingo 4 in Fort Myers


21 THE RIVER OCTOBER 5, 2012 From page 1Shell Point Train RoomThe Train Room, as it is called by the Shell Point residents, is located on The Island at Shell Point and offers a unique look at the historic and modern sites throughout the state. Some of the recent renovations include rebuilding the city of St. Petersburg with lighted Pullman cars, streets, sidewalks and a White Castle restaurant with customers. Additionally, there is a building on fire with rescue vehicles and emergency responders, a movie theater with a marquee light showing Ben Hur, the 1959 Academy Award winner, as well as a new Tropicana Plant in Bradenton. Visitors can stop by to see the Gulf Coast Model Railroad for free on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Special group tours, larger than 10 people, can be scheduled by calling 454-2152. The Train Room is located on The Island at Shell Point, at 15000 Shell Point Blvd. in South Fort Myers. From page 20Estates ProgramsNext Generation Florida Sunshine State Standards. Pre-visit curriculum materials will be emailed to registered families. Registration is required. Edison Ford members are $10; non-members $20 (one adult, one child), additional $10 per child. Photography Classes, Improving Your Travel Photography Skills October 17, 1 to 3 p.m. Travel photography is one of the most rewarding hobbies. Not only do you get to show off your photography skills, but you can re-live your travels every time you look at your photos. What makes one persons travel photos better than anothers? Join professional photographers Paul Rodino and Dave Maki and learn how to achieve better photos no matter what type of camera you use; basic camera handling and settings for indoor and outdoor use; as well as composition and lighting tips to make your images pop. The Edison and Ford Estates will provide a beautiful backdrop to capture memory making images. Cost for Edison Ford members is $75; nonmembers $95. Registration is required. Floorcloth Painting Class with Marie Dyer October 20, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Artist Marie Dyer, best known for her vivid floral and still-life paintings, will teach participants how to transform a piece of unfinished canvas into a tropical and practical floor covering. No prior painting experience is necessary. Materials are included. Cost for Edison Ford members is $70; non-members $75. Registration is required. Annual Clothesline Quilt Show, Airing of the Quilts and Antique Car Show October 27, 10 am. to 2 p.m. The Edison & Ford Winter Estates and the Southwest Florida Quilters Guild will be airing their quilts on clotheslines in front of Seminole Lodge, the winter estate of Thomas and Mina Edison. The tradition of airing quilts dates back to Colonial America when women would take quilts out of summer storage and air them in autumn for use in winter. In addition to the contemporary quilts available for show and sale, a variety of antique quilts will be on display, live Edison era music will be performed, and a collection of antique cars will be on display. Edison Ford members are free; non-members $5. The Edison Ford is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Edison Ford is the winner of the 2009 National Stewardship Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and is an official project of Save Americas Treasures at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a Florida Historic Landmark and a National Register Historic Site. For more information call 334-7419 or visit www.edisonfordwinterestates.org. From page 20Calebs Crusadehoping to sign up about 80 golfers for this first-year event, said Kuzyk. For more information, to become a sponsor or to sign up for the charity golf scramble, call Matt Kuzyk at 851-9182. To learn more about Calebs Crusade Against Childhood Cancer, visit www. CalebsCrusade.com. Beachview Golf Course | October 20, 2012 btn frtPlease join the Lazy Flamingo in raising money for Calebs Crusade Against Childhood Cancer.When: Saturday, October 20, 2012 Tee off at 8:30am Where: Beachview Golf Course, Sanibel What: Four Man Scramble Lunch Provided Prizes 50/50 Raf e $10,000 Giveaway for Hole-In-OneCalebs Crusadeagainst childhood cancertb 1st Annual t Sanibel Island, FLTo learn more about this event, contact:Matt Kuzyk 239.851.9182For mor information about Calebs Crusade:www.CalebsCrusade.com To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732 Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


THE RIVER OCTOBER 5, 201222 Development CityYear BuiltSquare FootageListing PriceSelling PriceDays on Market Grand Ole ManFort Myers Beach1977 2,328 999,000950,000 68 St. Charles HarbourFort Myers1992 7,624 1,195,000800,000 1,127 Sanibel River EstatesSanibel1992 2,400 899,555786,093 97Shadow Wood at the BrooksBonita Springs2000 2,751 789,000749,000 77 The Landings Fort Myers1995 3,238 779,000725,000 287 Cape Coral Cape Coral2005 2,778 720,900600,000 323 Belle Lago Fort Myers2005 3,121 579,839575,000 155Spanish WellsBonita Springs2006 2,592 575,000550,000 236 Cape Coral Cape Coral2002 3,635 514,500475,000 69 Parkridge Fort Myers2003 3,748 450,000450,000 146Courtesy of Royal Shell Real EstateTop 10 Real Estate Sales Financial FocusShould You Prepare For Fiscal Cliff? by Jennifer BaseyAs an investor, you can sometimes still feel youre at the mercy of forces beyond your control. This may be especially true today, when the Federal Reserve has warned of an approaching fiscal cliff. What can you do in the face of such a dire prediction? First of all, you need to understand what led to the Feds remarks. Heres the story: Some $1.2 trillion in spending cuts are scheduled to begin in 2013 while, simultaneously, the Bush-era tax cuts including the reduction in capital gains and dividend taxes are set to expire. This combination of spending cuts and higher taxes could take some $600 billion out of the economy, leading to a possible recession and maybe something much worse, at least in the eyes of the Fed. Still, theres no need for panic. Despite its political infighting, Congress is likely to reduce the cliff to a smaller bump, though it probably wont happen until after the election. But as an investor, you may need to be prepared for two significant events: market volatility, at least in the short term, and higher taxes, probably for the foreseeable future. To combat market volatility, you need to own a broadly diversified portfolio that can handle bumps, cliffs and other rugged investment terrain. This means youll need a mix of stocks, bonds and other securities that are suitable for your needs. (Keep in mind, though, that while diversification can reduce the impact of market volatility, it cannot guarantee profits or protect against losses.) You may also need to rebalance your portfolio to ensure that its still aligned with your goals, risk tolerance and time horizon, despite the impact of volatility. Now, lets turn to taxes. Even if taxes on income, capital gains and dividends do rise, they will still, in all likelihood, be much lower than theyve been at various points in the past. Nonetheless, you may want to consider a variety of steps, including the following: Take advantage of tax-deferred vehicles. Contribute as much as possible to your traditional IRA, your 401(k) or other employer-sponsored retirement plan, and any education savings accounts you may have, such as a 529 plan. Consider converting your traditional IRA to a Roth IRA. A Roth IRA provides tax-free earnings, provided you dont start taking withdrawals until youre 59 and youve had your account for at least five years. (Be aware, though, that this conversion is taxable and may not be appropriate if you dont have money readily available to pay the taxes.) Consider municipal bonds. If youre in one of the upper tax brackets, you may benefit from investing in munis, which pay interest thats free of federal taxes, and possibly state and local taxes as well. Not all these choices will be suitable for your situation, of course. Before taking action on these items, you may want to consult with your tax and financial advisors. But give these options some thought because they may prove helpful in keeping your financial goals from going over a cliff. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jennifer.basey@edwardjones.com. FGCU Program Hoping To Attract New BusinessesFlorida Gulf Coast University has formed an alliance with businessdriven organizations in Lee and Collier counties in an effort to attract more companies to the region. On September 21, the University signed a Memorandum of Understanding with The Partnership for Colliers Future Economy (a program of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce) and the Horizon Council (the Public Private Partnership for the Fort Myers Regional Partnership), with the intention of bringing regional clout to the effort of attracting new businesses to Southwest Florida. Dr. Ron Toll, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs said, The Horizon Council and The Partnership for Colliers Future Economy are forwardthinking organizations dedicated to enhancing the economic well-being of Southwest Florida. FGCU is honored to extend its long-standing relationships with both organizations to further promote regional economic development for the benefit of the population we all serve. Dr. Michael V. Reagen, president and CEO of the Greater Naples Chamber said, The ultimate goal for our two private-sector organizations is to partner with FGCU to craft in the next three years regional business attraction. Edward Morton, managing director of Wasmer, Schroeder & Company and an FGCU trustee, co-chairs The Partnership for Colliers Future Economy with Michael Wynn, president and CEO of Sunshine Ace Hardware of Southwest Florida. FGCUs participation provides this alliance with credibility, expertise and a sense of objective judgment that will allow this alliance to best serve the collective interests of the citizens of Southwest Florida, said Morton. According to Wynn, The regional alliance will further The Partnerships efforts to grow jobs in Collier County and support a robust business climate. As has been proven by other regional alliances in the state, this collaborative effort will serve to more effectively promote the economic opportunities that exist in Southwest Florida. We have always been big believers in regionalism and, in Southwest Florida, you cannot have a regional effort without Lee and Collier coming together, Fort Myers Regional Partnership executive director Jim Moore said. When site selectors or business executives are looking for a place to do business, political boundaries dont matter. They look at resources on a regional basis. County lines are invisible when it comes to our united growth and prosperity. Our future promises more strategic partnerships and innovation throughout Southwest Florida to improve the business environment, retain and encourage the expansion of existing businesses, and attract new and diversified employment to the area at large, said Horizon Council chair Kitty Green. The goal is for the three entities to share information and resources, gathering the type of data that business relocation and expansion professionals seek. With three representatives each from The Partnership and the Horizon Council, along with FGCU personnel, the group will explore ways to create a regional entity to attract businesses and develop ways of funding such efforts. The FGCU Regional Economic Research Institute is expected to play a primary role in maintaining a regional data repository. To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


23 THE RIVER OCTOBER 5, 2012 Dr. DaveWe Should All Be Cyclingby Dr. Dave HepburnThe Malahat. The #*!^@#! Malahat mountain. Not being a cyclist, I was pleased to have cycled 200 kilometers to the base of the Malahat with only a couple of life threatening injuries, assuming you dont count fulminant blistering keysteritis as life threatening, per se. Part of the amazing Boomers Legacy (if you havent already, go to www. wisequacks.org and read that incredible story). But the whole Malahat idea was haunting the posterior recesses of my mind like a mind recess haunter. Speaking of posterior, mine had been perched for two days on a seat the size of a popsicle stick and was telling me along with my posterior mind that this hill was impossible. Riders had the option of riding in a van or cycle it. Countries that cycle have the healthiest people in the world. Seventy-year-olds behave like 30-year-olds because they can. While in Amsterdam, I was forever dodging bikes ridden by businessmen in suits and businesswomen in high heels, or vice versa. Sometimes, two businesspersons on a bike (Double Dutch). Entire perfect, blonde families were perched on a single bike, all cheerfully munching tulips as they headed off to those perfect people places. I was impressed to see an immense parking lot of bikes 6,000 of them! In Denmark, snowplows plow out bike paths before the snow hits the ground. In Canada when the snow hits, we hit Timmys looking for a danish. We should all be cycling. Why? Regular cycling increases cardiovascular fitness. In fact, according to the British Medical Association, a major study of 10,000 civil servants suggested that those who cycled 20 miles over the period of a week were half as likely to suffer heart disease as their non-cycling colleagues. Half! The van looked so inviting. If I kept my head down, nobody would see me and... nope... instead, I put my head down and started to pedal the 172 kilometer climb (give or take) up the Malahat. Spending time on bike tires is a good way to lose the spare tires. Cycling burns approximately 300 calories per hour. A half an hour a day and 11 pounds of fat per year would evaporate into the ether, condense and then rain on Burger King. Since it helps build muscle, cycling will also boost your metabolic rate long after youve finished your ride. I tried to keep my eyes looking straight down. If I glanced up at the long, steep road ahead, my will would start to deflate. Hey, maaaaaybeee I could deflate a tire and claim I had a flat. Cycling is great for the mood. It reduces stress and depression and improves overall sense of well being, even self esteem. Cycling is a fantastic way to soak up nature, particularly if it is raining. Cycling is also great for toning and building muscle. Its low-impact, meaning its excellent for those with knee or hip joint issues which might keep them from being active. Speaking of joint issues, you and a loved one or even a spouse can truly enjoy that all important quality time together in a setting where it is hard to throw cast-iron skillets. I can smell the summit, at last. Boomers Legacy, such a class act, had a bagpiper on the summit, pulling us and our pipes and bags and everything else up higher and higher. One more kilometer to go and... oh no!... just kidding... what a flush of accomplishment! I am Spartacus! Lance! A 70-year-old Great Dane! So, even if you havent done it a couple of decades, get out there this summer and get some health back. Its easy. Sort of like... riding a bike. 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. Dr. Dave is returning to Africa on safari in September 2013. If interested in going with him, call 888-432-8344 to find out more. deaRPharmacistFatigue Solutions That Make Senseby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: Dr. Oz said magnesium was the number one thing for exhaustion. Do you agree? What are the best supplements? CT, Charlotte, North Carolina I adore him and know its impossible to state everything about fatigue in a 20 minute segment, or for that matter, a 500 word column (which is what Im given), so this weeks column isnt about what else you need to know to overcome fatigue. Magnesium or mag as I call it is definitely needed for energy production, and Ive written about the benefits of this mineral in prior columns because deficiency is epidemic. But no, I dont agree its the number one thing you need. Symptoms of mag deficiency include sugar and chocolate cravings (Im not making this up), cardiac arrhythmias, irritability, panic attacks, anxiety, muscle weakness or spasms, tearfulness, depression, personality changes, constipation, leg cramps and fatigue. Your body needs mag all day long. Some of it is used to fuel biochemical reactions, you urinate some out and require some to make dopamine (a happy brain chemical). Heres what Dr. Oz didnt say on that segment: Magnesium is leached by medications, something Ive termed the drug mugging effect. Over 200 medications deplete mag, among them antacids, antibiotics, digoxin, heartburn/reflux medications, birth control, methylphenidate, corticosteroids, almost all blood pressure medications and diuretics. See chapter 12 of Drug Muggers for more drug names and how to supplement. Surprise! There are other muggers, too, including coffee, black and green tea, green coffee bean extract and white refined sugar. Just having Celiac disease, Crohns, inflammatory bowel disease and chronic diarrhea can reduce magnesium. Eating nutrient-dense foods is always my first choice to restore minerals, but in this case, eating magnesium-rich foods may not be enough to correct a serious deficiency. The best supplements are chelated magnesium or magnesium glycinate or my favorite magnesium taurate. That last one provides your body with both magnesium and taurine, and taurine is imperative for your heart cells. Thats a lot of bang for your buck right there. I buy Cardiovascular Researchs brand of magnesium taurate at Amazon.com because its a specialty product, and I cant usually find it at health food stores. My point is that fatigue is not usually due to low mag. Theres more involved, such as iron deficiency anemia, or poor B vitamin status. You could have mitochondrial dysfunction, meaning your cells have trouble generating energy. That equals fatigue. Mitochondria suffer at the hands of heavy metals like mercury or cadmium (from cigarette smoke). Mitochondria can die from chronic undiagnosed background infections (we all have germs hiding in us). In this case, you might benefit from transfer factor supplements such as NT Factor Energy. See where Im going with this yet? Its not all about mag. Your thyroid may be sluggish, so ashwagandha or iodine may help. Adrenal fatigue responds to herbs like ginseng or licorice, or prescribed hydrocortisone. My column Stressed Out? can truly help you, so Ive archived it at my site www.DearPharmacist.com. This information is not intended to treat, cure or diagnose your condition. Suzy Cohen is the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and is a registered pharmacist. To contact her, visit www. dearpharmacist.com. Mom And Me by Lizzie and PryceLizzie and Pryce answer your questions and give advice about aging concerns from a two-generational perspective. A mother and daughter team, Lizzie is a retired RN and health educator, and Pryce is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice who specializes in the care of elders and people with chronic illnesses. Dear Mom & Me, I am tired of some older people constantly complaining about their knees, hips and their many illnesses. They compare their lab findings and dwell on all their medicines and what they cost and where they bought them. Other seniors talk about giving away their possessions, books and collections even when they are in good health. Some seem to enjoy being the center of attention when they talk about their complaints. What happens to people when they reach their 70s? Aubrey Dear Aubrey, People who complain about poor health may be experiencing bad health for the first time in their lives and they are having difficulty coping. Others may have had busy lives and now retired are bored and their medicines and ailments are the center of their concerns. Then, of course, there are always those people who are just plain chronic complainers. Maybe you are one of those lucky people who enjoy good health. Be grateful for your good fortune, but please have a little compassion for those who are suffering. Lizzie Dear Aubrey, What we select to talk about or focus on is personal choice. Why some people choose to talk about problems and concerns I dont know, maybe part personality, part boredom or part attentionseeking. Also, I do not think only individuals 70-plus focus on problems and concerns. The good news is you have a choice choose to be positive. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER OCTOBER 5, 201224 From page 18Naturalizationquestions about the process and even find out about approved immigration assistance that is available locally. The naturalization information sessions will be offered at the following locations and times: East County Regional Library, 6 p.m. on Wednesday, October 17 Northwest Regional Library, 6 p.m. on Tuesday, October 23 Cape Coral-Lee County Public Library, 10:30 a.m. on Friday, October 26 In addition to the Naturalization Information Sessions, the Lee County Library System provides the English Caf program where county residents can practice their English language skills for free in an informal conversation setting. Additionally, the Library System offers a special collection of materials to help adults improve their reading and writing skills in order to participate more fully in community life. Every library system location, including the Bookmobile, has a World languages and Spanish collection of books, magazine, movies and music in a range of subjects. FGCU Small Business Development Center Hosts Workshops In October New Key West-Style Restaurant Coming To Punta RassaSheeley Architects Inc., has been commissioned to design a new restaurant for Sandra Stilwell of Stilwell Enterprises and Restaurant Group, along with Steve Page of Thermal Dynamics International, Inc. The new restaurant named SS Hookers will be located on Summerlin Road at Punta Rassa overlooking Sanibel Island and the Gulf of Mexico. The elevated 5,000 square foot restaurant will be Key West style and will feature outdoor decks, a full service restaurant (serving breakfast, lunch and dinner), a full bar/lounge, fish market, and a gift shop. SS Hookers is scheduled to open March 1. Stilwell is the owner of several other local restaurants, including Keylime Bistro, Sunshine Seafood Caf and Wine Bar, RC Otters Island Eats, Latte Da Coffee Shop, Captiva Pizza, Sunshine Grille, and her most recent, Cantina Captiva. SS Hookers Illustration by Sheeley Architects, Inc. Dogtober And Caturday Adoption SpecialOctober has officially been deemed Dogtober at Lee County Domestic Animal Services. Nationally, the month has been dedicated to raising awareness about the joys and benefits of adopting shelter dogs. To do just that, LCDAS is offering half off the regular adoption fee for all pets. Thats right, even for cats! In addition, all Saturdays during the month will be replaced by Caturdays, and all feline adopters on Caturdays will receive a kitty goody bag. Every year, LCDAS takes in 10,000 animals, with an equal ratio of dogs to cats. We always need to place just as many dogs as cats so why not offer specials on both, said Darcy Andrade, LCDAS kennel supervisor. With the half price discount, adoption fees will range from $48 for a puppy to $38 for a kitten or adult dog. Adult cats will be just $25 and pets 6 years or older just $12. Cats and kittens may be adopted two for the price of one. All adoptions still will include spay or neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, microchip ID, and many other veterinary services valued at over $500. People may not realize that abandoned and neglected dogs and cats can make wonderful companions and family pets, said Donna Ward, LCDAS director. These animals have the potential to enrich peoples lives in many ways so our goal is to match each of these unique pets with a person or family for the benefit of both. During Dogtober, potential adopters may visit Lee County Domestic Animal Services located off Six Mile Cypress Parkway next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office to meet their new companions. Adoption hours are Monday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or visit www.LeeLostPets. com. Also, visit the website to view a current list of pets for adoption and lost pets. The website updates hourly. Adopt A Pet On Columbus DayChristopher Columbus may have discovered America in 1492, but you can discover wonderful pets for adoption at Lee County Domestic Animal Services. The adoption fees will be reduced to just $14.92 on Columbus Day, October 8. Visit the shelter, located off Six Mile Cypress Parkway next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office to discover your new best friend and family member. Adoption hours are Monday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Reduced adoption fees still include the same services spay/neuter surgery, age appropriate vaccinations, microchip ID, de-worming, flea treatment, aids and leukemia test for cats, heartworm test for dogs six months and older, Lee County pet license for pets three months and older, a bag of Science Diet pet food and a 10-day health guarantee. Adopters also have access to a pet behavior help line. In addition to the Columbus Day adoption special, all pets are half off the regular adoption fee during Animal Services Dogtober promotion, October 1 to 31. Saturdays have been declared Caturdays and all cats adopted on Catudays in October will receive a special kitty gift bag. A current list of pets for adoption and lost pets is also available online at www. LeeLostPets.com. The website updates hourly. Our email address is press@RiverWeekly.com The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Florida Gulf Coast University hosts a series of workshops and seminars for small business owners in October. Not For Profit Series (Started September 28) Fridays through October 26, 8 to 10:30 a.m. at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Cost is $49 for five-week series. Webinar: Lunchtime QuickBooks QuickTips (Started October 2) Tuesdays through October 23, 11 a.m. to noon online. Attendees will receive a link and instructions for joining the meeting on the morning of the webinar. No cost. Women In Business (five-week series) (Started October 3) Wednesdays through October 31, 8 to 10 a.m. at the FGCU Sugden Welcome Center on campus. Cost is $100 for five-week series or $25 per program. Introduction to Cloud Computing: Office 365 Thursday, October 4, 9 to 11 a.m. at the Cape Coral CRA, 1231 Cape Coral Parkway, Cape Coral. Cost is $10. Doing Business with the Federal Government (Part 1 and 2) Friday, October 5, 1 to 3 p.m. at SWFL Works, 4150 Ford Street Extension, Fort Myers. No cost. Protecting Your Business From Fraud Tuesday, October 9, 4 to 6 p.m. at Stroemer & Company, PA, 14030 Metropolis Ave, Fort Myers. No cost. Doing Business with the Federal Government (Part 3 and 4) Friday, October 12, 1 to 3 p.m. at SWFL Works, 4150 Ford Street Extension, Fort Myers. No cost. Turning Your Passion To Profit Saturday, October 13, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the FGCU Sugden Hall on campus. Cost is $79. Marketing with Purpose: Marketing Plan 101 Thursday, October 18, 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Cape Coral SBDC Office, 1020 Cultural Park Blvd #3. Cost is $20. Small Business Resource Network (SBRN) MixerThursday, October 18, 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Airport, 9931 Interstate Commerce Drive, Fort Myers. Cost is $15 for members and $25 for guests. Doing Business with the Federal Government (Part 5 and 6) Friday, October 19, 1 to 3 p.m. at SWFL Works, 4150 Ford Street Extension, Fort Myers. No cost. Cost Profit Revenue (C.P.R.) Series Saturdays, October 20 and 27, and November 3, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at FGCU Lutgert Hall 1201 on campus. Cost is $99 for three-week series. Overview of Doing Business with the Federal Government Monday, October 22, 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce, 2702 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. No cost. Overview of Writing a Business Plan Monday, October 22, 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the Downtown Fort Myers Library, 2050 Central Avenue, Fort Myers. No cost. New Business Chat Wednesday, October 24, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cape Coral EDO Office, 1015 Cultural Park Blvd., second floor. No cost. To make a reservation for any SBDC workshops, visit www.sbdcseminars. org or call the main office at 745-3700. Contact the SBDC office if you are unable to attend.


25 THE RIVER OCTOBER 5, 2012 Fill Our Fleet Nets $18,000 For Local Food BankA total of 76,131 pounds of food and $3,145.00 in cash, equating to $18,000 in food, were collected during the fourth annual Fill Our Fleet To Feed The Hungry event held by LeeTran and Publix Supermarkets in Lee County on September 16. During the event, 140 LeeTran volunteers assisted in loading buses at 34 Publix locations and 90 volunteers helped unload the buses at the Harry Chapin Food Bank warehouse. Groups volunteering for the event included UPS, United Way, South Fort Myers High School football team, Walmart, Kiwanis and the Fort Myers Fire Department. A number of Beasley Broadcasting radio stations (96 K-Rock, Sunny 106.3, B103.9, 770AM and 99X) promoted the event and were at Publix stores during the food drive. The food will be sorted, organized and distributed free of charge to the food banks participating agencies throughout Southwest Florida. For additional information about or to contribute financially to the Harry Chapin Food Bank, contact 334-7007 or go to www.harrychapinfoodbank.org. The Summerlin Crossing Publix had Nancy Mathis team members helping collect the food that was donated for the Fill Our Fleet event Chris Murray, Austin Murray and Joann Haley. Joann coordinated the event for LeeTran and organized the LeeTran volunteers in collecting the food on September 16 From page 1Summerset Regatta47th Summerset Regatta. CMCS will continue the tradition of contributing thousands of dollars ($9,500 in 2011) from the proceeds to local youth sailing and marine education groups, up and down the coast. The activities include racing, social and happy hour events, prize drawings and the awards dinner held inside the Captiva Ballroom at The Pink Shell Resort in Fort Myers Beach. Each vessel entered will be eligible for fantastic door prizes, such as haul-outs, boat services, gift certificates and nautical supplies. The 2012 race will include many of the areas fastest racing yachts and previous Boat of the Year winners. The Summerset Regatta is the first regatta to be scored in the 2012-13 BOTY racing for Southwest Florida, Charlotte Harbor and the Caloosahatchee BOTY competitions. On Friday, October 5, shoreside activities start at 6:30 p.m. when the regatta kicks off with the Lexus of Fort Myers Skippers Meeting/Party at Bonita Bills, with free beer, soda and pizza. Bonita Bills is located at 702 Fishermans Wharf on San Carlos Island at Fort Myers Beach. There will also be a drawing for cruisers prizes. Offshore Sailing Schools Buoy Races off Fort Myers Beach will take place on Saturday, October 6, with the first race starting at 9:30 a.m. A post race cocktail party starts at 6 p.m. poolside at Coconuts at The Pink Shell Resort. The party includes a cash bar with free beer and hors doeuvres. In addition, there will be drawings for racers prizes, music by a steel drum band and a nautical painting/ art show. On Sunday, October 7, the first race of the day the West Marine Coastal Race off Fort Myers Beach will start at 9:30 a.m. Racers will finish a 14 to 20 nautical mile distance race in the Gulf of Mexico, finishing at The Pink Shell Resort. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., the Morgan Stanley Smith Barney awards dinner and party will be held at The Pink Shell Resorts Captiva Ballroom. For further information, contact regatta chairperson and vice commodore Joan Perkett at donandjoan@mindspring. com or rear commodore of racing Steve Roake at 549-2434 or steve@theroakes. com. You may also visit the Summerset Regatta website at www.summersetregatta.com. Academy Class Presents Federal Budget 101The Academy at Shell Point invites Southwest Florida residents to attend an informative presentation by Chauncey Goss entitled Federal Budget 101. This presentation will take place on Thursday, October 11 at 7 p.m. in the Village Church Auditorium on The Island at Shell Point Retirement Community. Goss has been a resident in Southwest Florida for 31 years, and established his own fiscal policy consulting firm in 2010, Goss Practical Solutions, LLC. He currently serves as a managing director and provides economic and fiscal policy analysis to help businesses address economic policies coming from Washington, D.C. Prior to establishing his own practice, Goss served as a senior staffer for the Office of Management and Budget, and he was a Deputy Staff Director for the U.S. House Budget Committee, where he worked closely with Congressman Paul Ryan. His experience provides him with a unique and valuable understanding of the federal governments budgetary process and fiscal policy, said Teri Kollath, manager of Academy and Volunteer Services. We are looking forward to learning about how our national budget works, and to see how financial policies coming out of Washington, D.C. are impacting our region. The Academy of Life Long Learning at Shell Point is an educational initiative for the residents of the retirement community. The Academy provides anywhere from 70 to 90 classes each semester that encompass a well-rounded curriculum of educational opportunities for senior adults. To learn more about Shell Point Retirement Community, visit www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-780-1131. Chauncey Goss To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732 From page 15Wild Turkey Strand PreserveLee County voters in 1996 approved Conservation 20/20, a program designed to acquire properties of environmental significance, restore those lands to their natural state and condition, manage them in an environmentally acceptable manner and provide public recreational opportunities that are compatible with protecting the natural resources. The program has protected nearly 25,000 acres for future generations to enjoy. Wild Turkey Strand Preserve comprises 3,137 acres and is open sunrise to sunset daily at 11901 Rod & Gun Club Road in Fort Myers. Learn more about the program and its preserves by visiting www.conservation2020.org and www.facebook.com/LeeCountyFlConservation2020. Conservation 20/20 sites are part of the array of offerings from Lee County Parks & Recreation. Visit www.leeparks.org to learn more.


PUZZLE ANSWERS My Stars FOR WEEK OF OCTOBER 8, 2012ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Although you love being the focus of attention, its a good idea to take a few steps back right now to just watch the action. What you see can help with an upcoming decision. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Caution continues to be your watchword this week, as a former colleague tries to reconnect old links. There are still some dark places that need to be illuminated. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Making a good first impression is important. Revealing your often hidden sense of humor can help you get through some of the more awkward situations. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Taking that Cancer Crab image too seriously? Lighten up. Instead of complaining about your problems, start resolving them. A friend would be happy to help. LEO (July 23 to August 22) A widening distance between you and that special person needs to be handled with honesty and sensitivity. Dont let jealousy create an even greater gap between you two. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Congratulations. Your handling of a delicate family matter rates kudos. But no resting on your laurels just yet. You still have to resolve that on-the-job problem. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) You might surprise everyone by being unusually impulsive this week. But even level-headed Libras need to do the unexpected now and then. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A period of turmoil gives way to a calmer, more settled environment. Use this quieter time to patch up neglected personal and/or professional relationships. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A new relationship could create resentment among family and friends who feel left out of your life. Show them you care by making more time for them. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Concentrate on completing all your unfinished tasks before deadline. Youll then be able to use this freed-up time to research new career opportunities. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Youre right to try to help colleagues resolve their heated differences. But keep your objectivity and avoid showing any favoritism twixt the two sides. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Your personal life continues to show positive changes. Enjoy this happy turn of events, by all means. But be careful not to neglect your workplace obligations. BORN THIS WEEK : People of all ages look to you for advice and encouragement. You would make an excellent counselor. On Oct. 13, 1775, the Continental Congress authorizes construction and administration of the first American naval force. Esek Hopkins was appointed the first commander-in-chief of the Continental Navy. His first fleet consisted of seven ships: two 24-gun frigates, two 14-gun brigs and three schooners. On Oct. 12, 1786, a lovesick Thomas Jefferson composes the first of many romantic letters to a married woman named Maria Cosway. In 1789, his letters grew less frequent. She continued to write to him and vented her frustration at his growing aloofness. After her husband died, Cosway moved to a village in Italy to open a convent school for girls. On Oct. 11, 1793, the death toll from a yellow fever epidemic in Philadelphia hits 100. By the time it ended, 5,000 people were dead. A vaccine prevents yellow fever in much of the world, though 20,000 people still die every year from the disease. On Oct. 14, 1944, German Gen. Erwin Rommel, nicknamed the Desert Fox, is given the option of facing a public trial for treason, as a co-conspirator in the plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler, or taking cyanide. He chose the latter. The German government gave Rommel a state funeral. His death was attributed to war wounds. On Oct. 8, 1956, New York Yankees right-hander Don Larsen pitches the first nohitter in the history of the World Series. Even better, it was a perfect game -that is, there were no runs, no hits and no errors, and no batter reached first base. On Oct. 10, 1985, the hijacking of the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro reaches a dramatic climax when U.S. Navy F-14 fighters intercept an Egyptian airliner attempting to fly the Palestinian hijackers to freedom. On Oct. 7, four heavily armed terrorists had hijacked the Achille Lauro and 320 crewmembers and 80 passengers. On Oct. 9, 1992, a 28-pound bowlingball-sized meteorite lands on an orange 1980 Chevy Malibu in Peekskill, N.Y. Scientists have determined that it came from the inner edge of the main asteroid belt in space, between Jupiter and Mars. It was Canadian American educator Laurence J. Peter who made the following sage observation: You can always tell a real friend: When youve made a fool of yourself, he doesnt feel youve done a permanent job. In Murfreesboro, Tenn., it is illegal to keep indoor furniture outdoors. Mike Edwards, one of the founding members of the British band Electric Light Orchestra, met with an untimely death decades after he left the group. In 2010, as Edwards was driving in the rural southwest of England, a farmer lost control of a 1,300pound bale of hay. This wheel-shaped bale rolled down a hill and over a hedge, and just happened to smash into the van that Edwards was driving. The humble honeybee is the official insect of 17 states. Those who study such things say that there is a 1 million to 1 chance that, within the next century, an asteroid will crash into the Earth and destroy most life on the planet. In 2008 a company called Defense Devices, based in Jackson, Tenn., introduced a new item: a stun gun disguised as a tube of lipstick. The same company offers a ring that will shoot pepper spray. You might be surprised to learn that the giant bullfrogs of South Africa have sometimes been known to attack lions. Rhode Island may be the smallest state, but it has the longest name: Its officially known as the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantation. The tuatara is a lizard that can be found in New Zealand. Its claim to fame? It has a third eye, on the top of its head. The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder. -Alfred Hitchcock DID YOU KNOW 1. MONEY: Who was the first president to appear on a U.S. coin? 2. GEOGRAPHY: What three states border on the state of Louisiana? 3. MUSIC: Which rock star had a hit song with Papa Dont Preach? 4. GAMES: The properties in the U.S. version of Monopoly are based on streets in which city? 5. TELEVISION: On what sketch comedy show did Jim Carrey make a name for himself in the 1990s? 6. LANGUAGE: What does the word torpid mean? 7. MOVIES: Who were the three actors in Three Men and a Little Lady? 8. BIBLE: What kind of wood was Noahs ark made of? 9. PHOBIAS: What fear is represented in the condition called glossophobia? 10. ENTERTAINERS: Who was Paul McCartneys first wife? TRIVIA TEST 1. Abraham Lincoln 2. Arkansas, Mississippi and Texas. 3. Madonna 4. Atlantic City, N.J. 5. In Living Color 6. Sluggish 7. Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg and Ted Danson 8. Gopher wood (cypress) 9. Fear of public speaking 10. Linda Eastman. ANSWERS THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY SPORTS QUIZ 1. In 2011, St. Louis David Freese became the sixth player to win MVP awards in the league championship series and World Series in the same year. Name three of the first five. 2. Alan Ashby caught three no-hitters during his 17-year major-league career. Name two of the pitchers. 3. Name the last football team other than Oklahoma or Texas to win the Big 12 Conference championship game. 4. Which two players have won the most NBA All-Star Game MVP awards? 5. True or false: The New Jersey Devils have never been swept in a playoff series. 6. When was the last time before 2012 (Andy Murray) that a British tennis player won the gold medal in mens Olympic singles? 7. Fred Couples set a record in 2012 as the oldest golfer (52) to hold the overnight lead at the Masters. Who had held the record?1. Willie Stargell (1979), Darrell Porter (), Orel Hershiser (), Livan Hernandez () and Cole Hamels (2008). 2. Ken Forsch (1979), Nolan Ryan () and Mike Scott (), all with Houston. 3. Kansas State, in 2003. 4. Kobe Bryant and Bob Pettit, with four each. 5. True. 6. It was 1908. 7. Lee Trevino did it in 1989 at the age of 49. ANSWERSTHE RIVER OCTOBER 5, 201226


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CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 29 THE RIVER OCTOBER 5, 2012 VACATION RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL RENTAL WANTED FOR SALE WANTED TO BUY INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY CAR FOR SALECASH PAID FOR MILITARY ITEMSCash Paid For Old Military Items. Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets, old guns, awards & more. Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280 RS 9/7 CC 9/28 HUGE ESTATE JEWELRY SALELargest collection of silver jewelry in SWFL! 50% OFF Art Furniture over $500. Come by daily 2431 Periwinkle Way & see The Silverneer & Silver Queen only at Sanibel Consignments 472-5222 NS 7/13 CC TFN CHARMING SANIBEL COTTAGEOn Conservation Property, Quiet Neighborhood. 1 Bd/1 B, Screened Porch, Sundeck, W/D, Covered Parking, $1,250/Month, Includes Yard Maintenance; First, Last and Security. Call 917-669-3676.RS 10/5 CC 10/5 RE/MAX OF THE ISLANDSPutting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace www.remax-oftheislands.com 239-472-2311 RS 3/30 BM TFN ANNUAL RENTALQuaint 2/1 available in duplex on canal. Schooner on east end of island. W/D $1,400/month. Pets okay. Call 239-728-1920.RS 9/7 CC TFN ANNUAL RENTAL2/2 UF with Den. On canal, East End of Sanibel. W/D, boat dock, deeded beach access, covered parking. $1,700/month. Sorry, no pets. Call 239-728-1920.RS 9/7 CC TFN ANNUAL RENTALSSANIBELHOMES Dunes, Lake Front 3/3+den UF $2,500/mo. Walk to beach, 2/2 F. charming $1,500/mo. CONDOMINIUMS Across from Beach, 2/2 F. Pool/tennis @ $1,400/mo Updated 2/2.5 F Townhome, $1,500/moj Gulf Front, 2/2+den, designer furnished Pool, tennis, Beach $4,000/mo.472-6747Gulf Beach Properties, Inc.Paul H. Zimmerman, Broker/OwnerServing The Islands Rental Needs Since 1975 RS 9/28 BM TFN Island VacationsOf Sanibel & CaptivaMillion $ Views Await You! Cottages Condos Homes Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths239-472-72771-888-451-7277RS 10/9 BM TFN ATRIUM CONDO RENTAL2 bedroom/2 bath updated condo. Gulf Front, pool & tennis. Call on this rare offering Rentals Bi-weekly, monthly or Seasonal 239-633-9396 or DSears2007@aol.com NS 8/24 CC 10/12 DUNES TOWNHOUSE Dunes; spacious townhouse with 3+bdrms./3 baths avail. btwn. Dec 1st March 1st; Vaulted ceilings, screened in porches, gracious living area and 2 car garage. View is of propertys swim pool and tennis court. Steps to Bay & moments to beach. Cable TV, Wi internet, tel. and central AC. avail. for a 1-3 month rental. Rates based on $800. $1,400. wkly. rates Call owners directly at 508-965-3751 or e-mail: murray.camp@rcn.comRS 10/5 CC 10/5 RENTAL WANTEDLocal Family w/30 year tie to Island needs 3bd/2bth or 2bd/2bath den. Ideal renters, ref. avail. Will care for home, maintenance etc. dolphingurl999@gmail.com.NS 10/5 CC 10/12 LOAN NEEDEDLOAN NEEDED $100,000 10% interest 5 years Needed to payoff existing debt Are you tired of your money making little to no interest? This loan can make you money and help my family. Call Joe 609-618-2739 to hear the details of my situation. NS 9/14 CC 10/05 Rail Freight IRA 15% Fixed Annual Rate Buy Freight Equipment for your IRA Secured Contractual Fixed High Income 100% Ownership Lock in 15% Rate 3yr 7yr 10yrMinimum Purchase $9,750800-588-4143americansynergycapital.com RS 10/5 CC 10/5 GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION MOVING SALEF/Sa 10/5 10/6 9446 Yucca Court Sanibel Gumbo Limbo Subdivision Furniture, clothes, ping pong table, weights odds and ends, boat motorNS 10/5 CC 10/5 CAR FOR SALE1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer XLT. V8 5.0 L. 4WD Auto. Has 107,000 miles. Leather interior, CD Player. In excellent condition, runs great! Asking $4,200 OBO. Call 239-677-8111 for viewing or more info.NS 10/5 CC 10/5 Fire Prevention Week To Be Held October 7 To 13In advance of Fire Prevention Week, officially held this year from October 7 to 13, the National Fire Protection Association is sharing some important news regarding fire safety and prevention. Smoke Alarms Your smoke alarm has the power to save your life. Or does it? If you havent tested your smoke alarm lately, it may not be working. And thats a risk you cant afford to take. Working smoke alarms give us early warning of a fire, providing extra time to escape safely. But they cant do their job if we havent done ours monthly testing to make sure theyre working. Test all the smoke alarms in your home. For the life of the alarm and for the lives of your loved ones. If youre not sure your smoke alarms are working, then how can you be sure youll be protected if a fire breaks out? Dont gamble with your life and assume your smoke alarms are working. Test each one, every month, so youll know theyll be ready to protect you and your family if theres a fire. Test your alarm for life. Can you afford to spend a few minutes each month to test the smoke alarms in your home? Can you afford not to? Going without the protection of a working smoke alarm is a risk too dangerous to take. In a fire, youll need every second to get out safely, and the early warning from a smoke alarm can make the difference between surviving a fire and dying in one. Escape Planning How much time do you have to get out of a fire? Not as much as you think. Real fires are hot, smokey and dark. You may have only a very few minutes to safely escape from fire. If youre ever in a fire, dont spend time getting dressed or trying to gather valuables. Just get out and stay out. Then, call the fire department from a neighbors telephone. If you have a fire tonight, will you get out safely? Youll have a better chance of getting out safely if youve planned ahead. Develop a fire escape plan and practice it with the whole family. Everyone should know two ways out of each room and know where to meet outside. Make sure everyone understands that getting out is the first priority. Get Out, Stay Out What would you do if your home caught on fire? Would you know where to go if smoke or flames blocked your escape? There is no time to think about these questions in a real fire. Its hot, smokey, and so dark you may not be able to see your own hands. Know ahead of time what to do if theres a fire. Develop an escape plan with two ways out of every room. Youll need a second way in case your primary exit is blocked by smoke or flames. And make sure every exit is accessible, including windows. Getting out is your first priority in a fire. And once youre out, stay out.


Read us online at islandsunnews.com Read us online at islandsunnews.com SUDOKUTo play Sudoku: Complete the grid so that every row, column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 through 9 (the same number cannot appear more than once in a row, column or 3x3 box.) There is no guessing and no math involved, just logic.answer on page 27 If you would like your club/organization listed in The River Calling Card, phone 415-7732Emergency .........................................................................................911 Lee County Sheriffs Of ce ........................................................477-1200 Florida Marine Patrol ................................................................332-6966 Florida Highway Patrol ..............................................................278-7100 Poison Control ................................................................1-800-282-3171HealthPark Medical Center .......................................1-800-936-5321Ft. Myers Chamber of Commerce .............................................332-3624 Foundation for Quality Childcare ..............................................425-2685 Ft. Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce ..................................454-7500 Fort Myers Beach Library .........................................................463-9691 Lakes Regional Library ............................................................533-4000 Lee County Chamber of Commerce ..........................................931-0931 Post Of ce .....................................................................1-800-275-8777 Visitor & Convention Bureau .....................................................338-3500 ARTS Alliance for the Arts ..................................................................939-2787 Art of the Olympians Museum & Gallery ...................................332-5055 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 .............................................................334-2999 Florida Repertory Theatre at the Arcade ..................................332-4488 Florida West Arts ......................................................................948-4427 Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers.......................................472-0168 Gulf Coast Symphony ...............................................................489-1800 Harmony Chorus, Charles Sutter, Pres .....................................481-8059 Naples Philharmonic ...........................................................239-5971111 The Schoolhouse Theater .........................................................472-6862 S.W. Florida Symphony .............................................................418-0996 Theatre Conspiracy ..................................................................936-3239 Young Artists Awards ................................................................574-9321CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONSAngel Flight ................................................................1-877-4AN-ANGEL Animal Refuge Center ...............................................................731-3535 American Business Women Association ...................................357-6755 Audubon of SWFL .....................................................................339-8046 Audubon Society .......................................................................472-3156 Caloosahatchee Chapter DAR ..................................................482-1366 Caloosahatchee Folk Society ...................................................321-4620 Cape Chorale Barbershop Chorus .................................1-855-425-3631 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 Sons of Confederate Veterans ..................................................332-2408 Southwest Florida Fencing Academy ........................................939-1338 Southwest Florida Music Association ........................................561-2118 Kiwanis Clubs: Fort Myers Beach.................................................765-4254 or 454-8090 Fort Myers Edison .....................................................................694-1056 Fort Myers South ......................................................................691-1405 Gateway to the Islands..............................................................415-3100 Iona-McGregor..........................................................................482-0869Lions 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 ................................................472-6940 United Way of Lee County ........................................................433-2000 United Way 211 Helpline (24 hour) .................................211 or 433-3900AREA ATTRACTIONSBailey-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 ..............................................................321-7558 Imaginarium Hands-On Museum & Aquarium ............................321-7420 JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge ................................472-1100 Koreshan State Historic Site ..............................................239-992-0311 Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center .......................765-8101 Skatium ......................................................................................321-7510 Southwest Florida Museum of History ......................................321-7430 True Tours .................................................................................945-0405 Pets Of The Week THE RIVER OCTOBER 5, 201230 Hello, my name is Riley and I am a 7-yearold neutered male tan and black German Shepherd mix. I am a distinguished older gentleman. With all my life experiences, you wont be surprised that I have good manners and walk well on a leash... but Im also young at heart and I love to play with toys and retrieve. I still have a zest for life and would like to share it with you. My adoption fee is $12.50 during Animal Services Dogtober Adoption Special (regularly $25). Hello, my name is Zempi and I am a 6-year-old spayed female black and white domestic short hair. Im a full-figured cat that enjoys a laid-back lifestyle. If you are looking for a wise companion that can offer a ton of love, Im your gal! My adoption fee is $12.50 during Animal Services Dogtober Adoption Special (regularly $25). For information about this weeks pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at www.LeeLostPets.com. When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive in Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, rabies vaccination and county license if three months or older, flea treatment, worming, heartworm test for dogs six months and over, feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, training DVD, 10-day health guarantee and a bag of Science Diet pet food. The adoption package is valued at $500. Zempi ID# 539465 Riley ID# 545795 photos by squaredogphoto.com


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1149 Periwinkle Way 239/472-0176 fax 239/472-0350 11526 Andy Rosse Lane 239/472-1270 fax 239-472-1268 11509 Andy Rosse Lane 239/472-1395www.jnaislandrealestate.com Visit our newest of ce location at Sundial Beach Resort 1451 Middle Gulf Drive 239/472-1478Serving the Islands Since 1975 SOUTH SEAS TENNIS VILLASComfort, convenience, and a serene sense of inspired living in a Resort Community. Outside in the Tennis Villa community is an abundance of well maintained, matured, and manicured grounds offering a private community pool, sun-deck, bbq area and more. #3110 Quaint corner 1 bedroom/1 bath unit overlooking lush gardens and courtyard. West Indies-style dcor, fully furnished turn-key villa located within the Southern Enclave of South Seas Island Resort. Extra side windows in dining area for additional light. Walking distance to beaches, Village of Captiva, restaurants and much more. South Seas Island Resort amenities offered with a club membership. Offered for $350,000. Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632. #3139 Every aspect of the interior is designed to enhance the island experience. The entry level offers a private guest bedroom and bath, a great room that encompasses an open floor plan with sliding glass doors in living and side window in dining area in this end villa. The privacy of the master bedroom with en-suite bath is located on the upper level overlooking an enclave of sunlight through the picture window. Offered for $405,000. Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632. #3229 It all starts here with this 1 bedroom, second floor villa carefully designed to take full advantage of the sq footage. Ideally located in the southern enclave of South Seas Island Resort overlooking tennis courts. With its prime location it is a short stroll to the Beach, Captiva Village hosting an array of restaurants, shops, water sports and more. Decorated in concert to island style! A private retreat thoroughly embraced by the natural island splendor while offering safe and convenient lifestyle for those seeking an extraordinary vacation location. Offered for $235,000. Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632. SUNDIAL K-203Direct Gulf Front. Beautiful condominium at Sanibel Islands only resort. Two bedrooms, 2 baths and fully furnished with everthing you need for a fabulous vacation residence. Currently doing extremely well in Sundials on-site rental program. Sparkling second floor gulf views from the family room, kitchen and master bedroom with sliding glass doors to the screened in lanai. Has updated kitchen and baths and is the least expensive direct gulf residence in Sundial Resort. Enjoy glowing sunsets, walks on the beach or a dip in the pool just steps from your home. Dont miss out on this opportunity! Offered for $784,500 Contact Kelly Palmer Clark 239/634-7629SUNDIAL SPECIAL NEAR BEACH3 Bedroom, 3 Bath home across the street from the beach located in Palm Lake Subdivision off of prestigious West Gulf Drive. This home has an open floor plan, wood burning fireplace, 2 car garage, extra Murphy beds, screened sundeck and a separate attached pod that can be used as a private office or a private guest bedroom with full bath. Offered for $529,000 Contact Connie Walters Ms. Listr 239/841-4540 or Tracy Walters Mr. Listr 239/994-7975. TRADEWINDSWonderful 3 Bedroom 3 Bath Tradewinds Near Beach Home. Privacy is enhanced by white fenced yard, caged topaz pool and lush green tropical landscaping. Step inside and instantly you will see this property was designed with that calming easy-living island atmosphere in mind. Cozy but still spacious so your family can enjoy that relaxed beach home feeling. Tradewinds owners also benefit from an exclusive Beach Access with plenty of parking so you, your family and friends can enjoy the warm sun soaked sands and breathtaking Sanibel Sunsets. Peaceful surroundings, stellar sunsets, restful beaches, relaxed outdoors, easy maintenance. This home will make sure everyday feels like a day at the beach. Offered for $595,000. Contact George Kohlbrenner 239/565-8805. 175 OF SEA-WALLED WATERFRONTThis GROUND level 3/2 is located on one of Sanibels widest canals. Swim in the southern facing fully screened pool and hot tub overlooking the canal outside and enjoy Bay views from inside the home. Home has two boat lifts with plenty of room to dock your yacht in the middle. Tropical landscaping surrounds the home with a concrete sidewalk winding along to the front entry. This home has been completely remodeled and offers upgrades throughout! Wood floors in all bedrooms + den, 3 refrigerators and addtl ice makers, soaking tub and shower in the master, wood burning fireplace, siltstone countertops throughout and custom cabinetry and much more! Offered for $2,195,000. Contact Tracy Walters 239/994-7975 or Connie Walters 239/841-4540. BEAUTIFUL BUILDERS PERSONAL CUSTOM HOMEWaterfront, designed with only the finest appointments, includes gourmet kitchen, family room fireplace, custom shelving, detailed woodwork and ceiling work throughout. Outdoor kitchen with magnificent pool area. Boat lift, garage holds up to 10 cars. Superb workmanship, MUST SEE! Offered for $1,995, 000. Contact Ralph Galietti 239/8265897 or Cathy Galietti 239/826-5807. DIRECTLY ON SAN CARLOS BAY!!Views from almost every room. This remodeled home offers a pool with hot tub, two guest suites on 3rd level with a morning kitchen, entertainment area, large walk in closets, stunning balcony views of the bay. Master suite on main level and an office/4th bedroom. Stone, tile, crown molding, impact glass on all windows and doors, over sized 2+ car garage. The wild life, dolphins, manatees and more can be enjoyed in this quiet & gorgeous home. This is a must see. Offered for $2,495,000. Contact Tracy Mr. Listr/ 994-7975 or Connie Ms. Listr 239/841-4540. JONATHAN HARBOUR BUILDING SITECleared filled and ready to go. Large waterfront lot with dock in place in private gated community. House plans included. Offered for $550,000. Contact Ralph or Cathy Galietti 239/828-5897. ENJOY THE LIFESTYLE WITHOUT THE HIGH ASSOCIATION FEES.Quiet South Ft. Myers neighborhood near Cypress Lake Country Club. Close to everything. This home features marble flooring, wood burning fireplace, 3 car garage with tile flooring,central vac, beautiful pool large kitchen with granite. Formal and informal dining rooms,and a laundry room and a wonderful entertainment area in great room with surround sound. Large master suite features a huge walk-in closet and built-ins, and jacuzzi tub. Separate wing for your guests, nanny or mother-in-law. This beautiful home is offered for $549,500. Contact Connie Walters Ms. Lister 239/841-4540. FORMER MODEL WITH UPGRADES GALOREGorgeous 4/3 home. House is situated on one of the premier lots in Shadow Wood Preserve and has beautiful decorator finishes. Kitchen and baths have granite decator tile, upgraded hardware, solid doors, stainless appliances, pantry. Pool area has Spa, outdoor kitchen, beautiful pavers, outdoor shower and magnificent golf course, lake and preserve views. Home has it all. A must see and is priced to sell. Offered for $749,000. Contact Ralph or Cathy Galietti 239/828-5897. THE RIVER OCTOBER 5, 201232