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FREETake Me Home VOL. 11, NO. 40 OCTOBER 12, 2012From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Henson Puppets, Wildlife Presentations Stars Of Family Fun DayFamily Fun Day kicks off the 23rd annual Ding Darling Days at JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel, on Sunday, October 14. The refuge and Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) have planned a free day jam-packed with activities for all ages from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.New this year, starting at 10:30 a.m., IBEX Puppetry, under the leadership of Muppet creator Jim Hensons daughter Heather, will dazzle the crowd with life-sized endangered wildlife puppet parades. The lively processions will take place hourly, and the puppet troupe will set up an Endangered Species Garden for ongoing handson activities. Kids can also meet and pose with the refuges three characters the Blue Goose, Bagzilla and Teddy Roosevelt. The first 500 children to check in at 10:30 a.m. will receive a reusable Ding Days bag filled with goodies. Other Sunday highlights include free narrated Tarpon Bay Explorers tram tours of Wildlife Drive, live wildlife presentations, a butterfly house by Fort Myers Butterfly Estates, face-painting, a touch tank at Tarpon Bay Explorers, recycled nature crafts and free hot dogs. We estimate the value of this free event to be up to $72 per family of four, said Ding Days committee cochair and refuge ranger Toni Westland. But the value of familyand naturebonding? Priceless. Continuous free shuttle service will run from the refuges empty lot (the old Island Water Association) on SanibelCaptiva Road and from Tarpon Bay Explorers parking lot (look for signs). The entire days schedule follows. For more information on other events during the upcoming Ding Darling Days week, October 14 to 20, visit www.dingdarlingdays.com or call 472-1100 ext. 221. Check out the IBEX Puppetry activities at the refuge on Monday, October 15, when Lee County school students are out. continued on page 3 Kids love the live animal presentation at the refuges free Family Fun Day Community Drum Circle At Alliance GreenMarketThe community drum circle is back by popular demand at the Alliance for the Arts GreenMarket on Saturday, October 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Drummers of all ages and experience levels are welcome to join the fun. Bring your own drum, or borrow one if you dont have one of your own. The drum circle follows Anna Withrows weekly free morning yoga class, which starts at 9:30 a.m. GreenMarket connects local growers, artisans and bakers with the community and offers visitors fun activities, including gardening workshops, community garden projects, live entertainment and a chance to gather with friends. For more information, contact GreenMarket manager Santiago De Choch at 9392787 or greenmarket@artinlee.org. The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Bluegrass In The Theater At The AllianceThe Acoustic Music Society of Southwest Florida is bringing bluegrass music back to the Alliance for the Arts Foulds Theater on Sunday, October 14 from 2 to 5 p.m. when the Naples-based group Captain Joe and the Bottom Feeders takes the stage. They will be followed by the well-known Fort Myers bluegrass band The Bugtussle Ramblers. Larry Wilson and Thunder Mountain Railroad will close the show. Tickets are $7 at the door, or $5 for Alliance members. Seating is open and first come, first serve. Children 12 and under are free if accompanied by an adult. Doors open at 1:15 p.m. The next indoor concert on November 18 will feature the Naples-based Bean Pickers, Myakka River Bluegrass and Pain in the Grass. The big outdoor Palmgrass Bluegrass Festival on the Alliance amphitheater stage is Saturday, December 8 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. It features headliner Newtown from Lexington, Kentucky, as well as Swinging Bridge, The Florida Bluegrass Express and The Bugtussle Ramblers. Advance tickets are $15, or $20 at the gate. Visit www.artinlee.org or call 939-2787. The Alliance for the Arts is at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Larry Wilson and Thunder Mountain Railroad The next community drum circle at the Alliance GreenMarket will be held on October 13


Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now: Citizens Bankby Gerri ReavesNo doubt, when the Citizens Bank opened in East Fort Myers in 1926, hopes were high for the financial institution. The buildings style was a solid and inviting, as banks should be, with lots of window space and those attractive striped awnings so popular in the 1920s. It was built by Charles L. Starnes on the northwest corner at Palm Beach Boulevard and Superior Street. He also built the Starnes Building across Superior Street. Both of those buildings still exist, but anyone driving past the defaced and almost windowless former bank today would never associate it with the era when many of Fort Myerss classic historic structures were constructed. The bank opened only one month before the famed September 18, 1926 hurricane hit the area and changed both the physical and economic landscape for the worse. East Fort Myers at that time was a forward-looking and thriving small town just east of Billys Creek. The business districts main street has been called, depending on the era, East First Street, Lee County Boulevard or Palm Beach Boulevard. In 1926, the business district had its own grocery stores, barbershop, marine industry, other small businesses, and even a movie theater. The community was proud of the Edgewood Subdivision, the new brick Edgewood School (1924), and its first bank. The citys first bridge across the Caloosahatchee had opened two years before only a few blocks away at Freemont Street, channeling traffic and dollars to the East Ends shore. In January 1927, the Orange Blossom Special would steam into the new Seaboard Air Line depot on Riverside Drive, giving the little town its very own rail service to complete with the Atlantic Coast Lines in downtown Fort Myers. Citizens Bank, however, didnt make it through the Great Depression. Who would have guessed that 86 years later the buildings legacy would be more about the Church of the Nazarene (late 1930s and 1940s), Western Auto (early 1960s), the Idle Hour Pool Room (1980s), numerous second-floor renters, and intermittent periods of vacancy than about high finance? Take a field trip to historic East Fort Myers not really all that far from core downtown Fort Myers to see the short-lived Citizens Bank. Then stop by the Southwest Florida Museum of History to learn more about the 1920s businesses that had a propitious start but fell prey to hard economic times. For information, call 321-7430 or go to www.museumofhistory.org. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Dont forget to visit of the areas best research centers, the Southwest Florida Historical Society, where you can learn about all things boom-time in Fort Myers. The all-volunteer non-profit organization is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard on the campus of the Lee County Alliance for the Arts. Contact the society at 939-4044, or drop by on Wednesday or Saturday between 9 a.m. and noon. Sources: The archives of the Southwest Florida Historical Society and The Story of Fort Myers by Karl H. Grismer. Most of the windows are covered and the awnings are gone, but perhaps a boom-time spirit will reawaken photo by Gerri Reaves This rendering of the new Citizens Bank at Palm Beach Boulevard and Superior Street dates to 1926, the year the bank opened courtesy of Southwest Florida Historical Society The River Weekly News will correct factual errors or matters of emphasis and interpretation that appear in news stories. Readers with news, tips, comments or questions, please call (239) 415-7732 or write to: The River Weekly News, 1609 Hendry Street, Suite 15, Fort Myers, FL 33901. Fax number: (239) 415-7702. E-mail: press@riverweekly.com. The River Weekly News reserves the right to refuse, alter or edit any editorial or advertisement.Independently Owned And Operated COPYRIGHT 2012 The River Weekly News LORKEN Publications, Inc.Co-Publishers Lorin Arundel and Ken Rasi Advertising Sales Isabel Rasi George Beleslin Stacy Osborn Office Coordinator Patricia MolloyGraphic Arts/ProductionAnn Ziehl Sarah Crooks Kris See Photographer Michael Heider Writers Gerri Reaves, Ph D Anne Mitchell Jeff Lysiak PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER Contributing Writers Read Us Online: www.IslandSunNews.com Click on The River Jennifer Basey Kimberley Berisford Suzy Cohen Ed Frank Max Friedersdorf Priscilla Friedersdorf Jim George Dr. Dave Hepburn Joan Hooper Audrey Krienen Scott Martell Capt. Matt Mitchell Patricia Molloy Laura Zocki Puerto Di Saggau Scott White THE RIVER OCTOBER 12, 20122


3 THE RIVER OCTOBER 12, 2012 From page 1Ding Days Family Fun DaySunday, October 14 Family Fun Day (EC= Ding Darling Education Center) (TBE= Tarpon Bay Explorers) Scheduled activities in the EC parking lot 10:30 a.m. Flag-raising ceremony; Free reusable Ding Days gift bags to the first 500 kids 11 a.m. to noon Free Talking Trash Game with prizes Noon Free Snakes Alive! Program 1 p.m. Free Amazing Live Animals Program 2 p.m. Free Live Reptiles Program 3 p.m. Free Amazing Live Native Wildlife Encounters Continuous throughout the day Free hourly life-size Endangered Species & Wildlife Puppets On Parade and puppet crafts garden presented by Heather Henson, daughter of the late Jim Henson, Muppets creator Free admission to Wildlife Drive Free naturalist-narrated 60-minute tram tours (check in at tram booth) Free hot dogs Free butterfly house Free hands-on nature crafts Free face-painting, EC birding room Free touch tank at TBE Free shuttle service from TBE and IWA site (look for signs) Free environmental displays and informational booths Ding Darling Days 2012 sponsors ROSEATE SPOONBILL: Doc Fords Sanibel Rum Bar & Grill. GREAT EGRET: Oceans Reach Condominiums, The Timbers Restaurant & Fish Market. GREAT BLUE HERON: Baileys General Store, Caloosa Tent & Rental, Casa Ybel Resort, Island Sun, Jerrys Foods, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, Sanibel Captiva Trust Company, Jim and Patty Sprankle, West Wind Inn. REDDISH EGRET: Mike and Terry Baldwin, Big Red Q Quickprint, Art and Susan Cassell, Cedar Chest Fine Jewelry, Florida Weekly, LCEC, RLR Investments, Rochester Resorts, Sandalfoot Condos, Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Club. SNOWY EGRET: Barefoot Charleys Painting, Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program (CHNEP), Congress Jewelers, Dan Hahn Custom Builders, George & Wendys Seafood Grille, Good Wheels, Grounds By Greenways, Gulf Breeze Cottages, Heidrick & Co. Insurance, Island Therapy Center, Mast Family Culligan, Nave Plumbing, Over Easy Caf, Panther Printing, Royal Shell Vacations, Sanibel Art & Frame, Anne and Jim Scott, She Sells Seashells, Winston and Barbara Spurgeon, Suncatchers Dream, Thistle Lodge. A young Ding Days attendee gets a teddy bear hug from Family Fun Days Teddy Roosevelt character Teen Night Haunted History Tour October 13Teenagers are invited to take part in a spooky walk on Saturday, October 13 in downtown Fort Myers. This mysterious tour investigates the local lore and legend of the downtown Fort Myers area. Comfortable footwear is a must. Admission is $8 per person for the Haunted History Tour and is paid by the participant at the beginning of the tour. Bring extra money for a dollar menu dinner before the walk. Cost to register is only $3 for Sanibel Recreation Center members and $3.75 for non-members. The van will leave the recreation center at 6:30 p.m. and approximate return time is 11 p.m. Teens ages 12 to 15 are welcome. Van seating is limited. For more information, contact the Sanibel Recreation Center at 472-0345 or visit www.mysanibel.com. Imaginarium Hosts Annual Boo Bash!The Imaginarium Science Center hosts its annual Boo Bash! Fall Family Fun Event on Saturday, October 13 with special activities from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., including make-and-take projects, spooky science shows, creepy crawly live animal encounters, as well as a family-friendly costume parade and contest. Additional seasonally-inspired crafts and explorations like Ghost balloons, Spooky Slime and Frightful Face Painting are available for a small fee to help support the Imaginariums ongoing educational programs and exhibits. Ghouls and gals will have all day to explore the Imaginariums hands-on science exhibits. Experiment with Newtons Laws of Motion in the Build Your Own Coaster exhibit and Science In Motion, then broadcast the news in the IMAG TV studio and share your recorded video. Get up close and personal with sea life in the SEA-to-SEE Touch Tanks and meet the residents of Animal Lab, large and small with scales, tails, feathers, fur and fins. Dig up fossils and come face-to-face with a T-Rex in the Dino Discovery exhibit area, then take on the virtual Cretaceous and Be The Dinosaur in the special exhibition featuring a simulator survival game, dinosaur safari jeep simulation, paleontology field station and models. Outside, stop by the Fisheye Lagoon to feed the fish, turtles, ducks and geese, then check out the interactive Caloosahatchee Experience exhibit and relax under the Water Tower in the new Lipman Family Courtyard, complete with a beautiful butterfly garden. Live animal encounters, science shows and a 3-D film are all included in this spooktacular day, during which all guests will receive 50 percent off regular admission. For even more family fun, in conjunction with Boo Bash!, the Imaginarium hosts the Fall Kidz World Expo with outdoor vendors offering families a whole day of fun for everyone. Enjoy performances by singers, dancers, childrens groups and entertainers taking the stage throughout the day, and catch the familyfriendly costume parade and contest. Local shops, clubs and organizations serving local families with have educational activity and resource booths to share what they do with the many families attending. The event is open to all with activities, music and endless entertainment including performances by musical stars, feature creature shows, as well as the costume parade and contest with prizes. A petting zoo, bounce house and obstacle course will offer additional experiences at a small fee. The Fall Kidz World Expo event is a free event and will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information about Fall Kidz World Expo, visit www.kidzworldexpofl.com. For more information about the Imaginarium, call 321-7420 or visit www.i-sci.org.


THE RIVER OCTOBER 12, 20124 New Dancing At The Davis Music Walk After PartiesThe Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center held the inaugural Dancing at the Davis event following Music Walk on September 21. The theme of the party was Mad Men, with guests coming dressed in their 1960s finest. The music was from the era, as were the cocktails, and the Fred Astaire Dance Studio put on a beautiful dance performance. Dancing at the Davis will be a monthly event, always on Music Walk Fridays from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Octobers theme will be Monster Mash, and it will be a costume party. The Fred Astaire Dance Studio will be there again, this time teaching the dance steps to Monster Mash and Michael Jacksons Thriller. Dont have a costume? Elements of Body Art will be doing on site face and body painting for all ages from 7 p.m. until late. Themes for the rest of the season will be: Hollywood Glamour Party (December) Come dressed as your favorite movie character Glow Party (January) Guests wear all white and dance in the black lights Disco Groovy 70s Party (February) Flashback 80s (March) Latin Dance Party (April) Admission is $10. The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is located in the downtown Fort Myers River District, at 2301 First Street. Call 333-1933 for more information. Mad Men and Women themed event during Dancing at the DavisFinemark National Bank & Trust Named Festival Of Trees SponsorFineMark National Bank & Trust will be this years presenting sponsor for Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc.s Festival of Trees. FineMark will be the first presenting sponsor in the festivals six-year history. The week-long festival will feature more than two dozen beautifully decorated holiday trees as well as elaborate wreaths and other holiday fare. By sponsoring this wonderful event, FineMark is really giving back to the community it serves and showing support for the crucial programs and services Goodwill provides, said Madison Mitchell, spokesperson for Goodwill. We are thrilled to have their support and look forward to growing our partnership. Highlights of the Festival of Trees, which begins on Friday, November 23 and continues through Friday, November 30, include a Brunch with Santa and an outdoor family festival on Saturday, November 24. The Fort Myers River District Holiday Stroll will take place later that evening. During the stroll, festival attendees will enjoy a holiday concert by Beatles tribute band The Nowhere Band. The Festival of Trees culminates with the black tie affair, Tux & Trees Gala, an evening of festivities, drinks and fundraising. The event will be held on Saturday, December 1 beginning at 6:30 p.m. Specific dates and hours for other Festival of Trees activities will be announced later in October. Last years Festival of Trees and Tux & Trees Gala raised $56,000 to support the Southwest Florida Goodwill Foundation, which provides long-term financial support to programs and services of Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.tuxandtrees.com or call 995-2106 ext. 2213. 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 Crowds attending last years Festival of Trees 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


5 THE RIVER OCTOBER 12, 2012 1131 1st St., Ft. Myers Beach www.nervousnellies.netGPS Coordinates: 11am-10pm R I V 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 26, 2012 FREE with Dock Attendants Assistance Fort Myers Public Art: Darryl Pottorfby Tom HallIn 1990, Captiva Island artist Darryl Pottorf was commissioned to create some works of art for Tootie McGregors Seafood Grille, a restaurant located at the Fort Myers Country Club, where Edisons is today. Pottorf immersed himself in the librarys archives, where he located a dozen historical photographs of iconic landmarks, lush tropical foliage and the citys most famous winter resident, Thomas Alva Edison. With the citys blessing, Pottorf took the photos to Bob Rauschenbergs old print shop studio on Captiva. Using a new solvent transfer process being developed by the Rauschenberg studio at the time, Pottorf converted the images into single edition prints on Arches paper. When Tootie McGregors closed several years later, three of the prints were redistributed to city offices. The other nine were placed in storage, where they began to deteriorate. When Pottorfs studio assistant, Mark Pace, became aware that the prints were becoming damaged by water, humidity and mold, he notified some people. Recognizing the significance of the prints within the context of Pottorfs overall body of work and the artists blossoming worldwide reputation, the citys Public Art Committee voted in 2008 to have the prints restored. They were delivered to Al Schuth of The Great Frame Up on Gladiolus Drive. Schuth carefully cleaned and rematted the prints, repaired their frames and buffed the scratches out of their Plexiglas covers at a cost of $2,981.52 and, in September of 2010, the restored works were hung on anti-theft security hooks in the lobby of the Oscar M. Corbin, Jr. City Hall, just outside of the City Council chambers. They are the only works by Pottorf that are part of a public art collection anywhere in the world today. Many people remember Pottorf as Robert Rauschenbergs erstwhile studio assistant, but the pop art icon saw the genius in Pottorfs own work, which he once described as having the appearance of an archeological dig that seems to be uncovered within the surface. So impressed was Rauschenberg that he collaborated with Pottorf on several important projects during the last decade of his life. Today, Pottorf is widely known for a printmaking process hes developed over the course of the last two decades in which he transfers an amalgamation of photographic images onto paper, canvas and other surfaces using special solvents. Art critics and curators have lauded his work as lyrical, robust, beautifully composed, bold, expressive, perceptive and ultimately satisfying, and they can be enjoyed by Fort Myers residents and visitors by simply dropping by City Hall during normal business hours Monday through Friday. The Oscar M. Corbin, Jr. City Hall is located at 2200 Second Street 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. Darryl Pottorf restored Bob Rauschenbergs works that are on display in the lobby of City Hall


THE RIVER OCTOBER 12, 20126 w ww.SeabreezeN u rseries.com ( 239 ) 5 60-142 2 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 www.gigicompanies.com 239-541-7282Schedule free estimates or visit our new show roomLic.# S3-12238 G Ibtn Pfr Ibtn Pfr Mnff S Mnff S Rbt Cnfrbt Rbt Cnfrbt Dfb Pnnt Dr Pbn Cnn Dfb Pnnt Dr Pbn Cnn 1 1 Cnn Cnfrbt Dfb Cnn Cnfrbt Dfb Gnn Dn G Gnn Dn GSince 2001, A Southwest Florida Paver Contractor LIFETIME WARRANTY LIFETIME WARRANTY Continental Shoe Drive Completedby Di SaggauOver the past 37 years, Continental Womens Club of Greater Fort Myers has contributed to many community agencies, food banks, education, health organizations and cultural programs. A recent donation involved buying shoes and socks for over 17 young children attending the Montessori Preschool run by Community Cooperative Ministries on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard in downtown Fort Myers. The director of the school, Cindy Venezia, provided club members the sizes and sex of children who were most in need. Many of the children were wearing sandals or shoes that were one or two sizes too small. Continental Womens Club also donated extra socks. Many of the children only have a couple of pairs of socks. That amount cannot get them through the week, said Venezia. When the children first come out of their class to get their shoes from the ladies they are typically shy, but when they see the new shoes their faces light up. By the end the children are giving lots of hugs and taking pictures with the ladies. The Continental Womens Club is one of our tried and true group of people who we know we can rely on to help the children. Linda K. Brown and Jan OConnor spearheaded the effort. They and several other members of the club handed out shoes to the youngsters. I think those of us who deliver the shoes are as much rewarded as the children, said OConnor. Continental Womens Club meets the first Thursday of every month at Colonial Country Club in Fort Myers. Linda K. Brown and Jan OConnor greeting the kids New pink shoes for one little girl Yesteryear Village TourJoin the Kennedy Kruisers of Lake Kennedy Center on October 25 for a tour of Yesteryear Village in West Palm Beach. Step back in time and tour this historic park nestled on 10 acres, showcasing buildings and artifacts from the 1895s to the 1945s. Visit the large collection of early, original and replicated buildings including an old school, farm, blacksmith shop, and general store. A stop at Panera Bread for lunch is included in the cost. The final stop is City Place for shopping and people watching. Cost is $59 for members, $64 for non-members. Pre-registration is required by calling 574-0575. Celebrity Tasting, Judging For Taste Of The TownThe Junior League of Fort Myers will be hosting a private Taste of the Town Celebrity Tasting and Judging at Riverside Community Center on Monday, October 15 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Some of the restaurants that will be showcased at the 2012 Taste of the Town are competing for the Best of Taste awards. Celebrity judges will sample dishes that will be available at this years Taste of the Town event, and determine which restaurants will win the fame and the title of Best of Taste. There is one winner in each category appetizer, entree and dessert. The following celebrity judges will take part in this tasting event: Mayor Randy Henderson, City of Fort Myers Jamie Layne, President of Victory Layne Chevrolet Stephanie Davis aka Downtown Diva, News-Press Doug MacGregor, cartoonist Kari Fundingsland aka Kari Kardio, The Omni Lydia Black, executive director of The Alliance for the Arts NBC2 on air talent (TBD) Clear Channel on air talent (TBD) The Best of Taste winners will be announced on Wednesday, October 31 to the press and Sunday, November 4 at the 30th annual Junior League Taste of the Town event, held at Centennial Park in downtown Fort Myers from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information about Taste of the Town or the Junior League of Fort Myers, visit www.jlfm.org. Basic GPS Classsubmitted by Cdr. Mary SmelterThe San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron, a unit of the United States Power Squadrons, will be offering a class in basic GPS operation on Saturday, October 20 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. This class will be offered again in January. The class is designed to introduce new users to GPS. The class will include discussions of marine navigation, how a GPS works, and GPS limitations. There will be an extensive presentation on what a GPS can do and what a boater can do with GPS. For those interested in purchasing a GPS, you will understand what a GPS can do for you and some of the key features to look for as you shop for a GPS. The cost of the class is $30. The class is being taught at the San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron Classroom, located at 16048 San Carlos Boulevard (at the corner of Kelly Road across from ACE Hardware) in Fort Myers. Students can register online at www.scbps.com or call 4664040. Our email address is press@riverweekly.com


7 THE RIVER OCTOBER 12, 2012 Video Series, Bible Study At St. Peter ChurchSt. Peter Lutheran Church of Fort Myers Beach welcomes all to worship on Sundays at 9:30 a.m., with Holy Communion served on the first, third and fifth Sundays of each month. On Sundays at 10:45 a.m., the video series God is Closer Than You Think will be shown and discussed. In this several-weeks video series, award-winning author John Ortberg serves as guide and interpretive leader for experiencing the presence of God in everyday life. With his engaging and humorous style, Ortberg transforms our view of Gods presence from one that may seem hidden or distant to one that is closer than you think. All ladies are invited to Ladies Bible Study on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. Join us for a cup of coffee or tea and enjoy fellowship and interesting study of the Bible led by Pastor Lorrie Davison. No need to dress up or to be a student of the Bible, just bring a friend. No reservations are required. On Saturday, October 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., ladies are invited to a Mini Retreat at St. Peter Lutheran Church, a time of spiritual renewal and refreshment. Bring a Bible, a sandwich, your walking shoes and comfortable clothes for a time of worship, songs, crafts, Bible study, beach walking and meditation. This event is free of charge, with all ladies welcome. St. Peter Lutheran Church is located at 3751 Estero Blvd. in Fort Myers Beach. For more information, call Susan Frantz at 463-4251. World Collision At Davis Art CenterWhen worlds collide, you get a spectacular event, which pushes the boundaries of the musical universe. Come to the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center on Friday, October 19 to experience the innovative music of World Collision. The band will perform during the popular downtown Fort Myers Music Walk, from 7 to 10 p.m. Stay for the Monster Mash Costume Party, from 10 p.m. until 1 a.m. Monster Mash is part of the new Dancing at the Davis series. The Davis is located at 2301 First Street in the downtown Fort Myers River District.World Collision is an eclectic group of musicians and artists, whose talents integrate seamlessly, creating a new genre of music. Living up to their name, World Collision fuses instruments and rhythms from around the world and delivers powerful new music, packed with energy and emotion, leaving the audience spellbound. As unique as the artists, many of the instruments are hand crafted by the musicians themselves and the vocals deliver melodies that wake the dead and make dancers of the living. Their music blends the world of tribal rhythms with progressive modern rock and roll, enchanting the Shaman to dance and turn the volume all the way up. Dont have a costume for the Monster Mash Dance Party? Elements of Body Art Will be doing onsite face and body painting for all ages from 7 p.m. until late. Music Walk is free; tickets to Monster Mash are $10 per person. For additional information, visit www.sbdac.com or call 333-1933. Kid with a green monster face Woman with a skeleton face To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732 e d d b b y y : Complimentary Written Trust Analysis: Bring your current documents to the workshop one-half hour early.Thursday, Nov. 8, 20122:00 p.m. Sanibel Community House 2173 Periwinkle Way Sanibel 33957Wednesday, Nov. 7, 20122:00 p.m.Temple Beth El 16225 Winkler Rd. Fort Myers 33908 9100 College Pointe Ct., Fort Myers, FL 33919 www.sbshlaw.com Reservation: 239-425-9379 You will learn: Wi ll P ow ow o ow o e e er e Co o o o lu lu lu u u mn mn mn mn mn m m m is is is is s is t t t t t F l or d d d id d a Ba Ba Ba Ba Ba a Ba B r r Bo ar d Ce rt i i i i i ed ed e e e e e e Wi ll s, T rust s & & & & & & & & Es E Es Es Es s Es tates At t At At t t t to to to to to to o o rn rn rn rn rn r r n ey ey ey ey y s s s s Florida Residencyand Estate PlanningWORKSHOP P P resent e Receive a FREE Florida Estate Planning Guide


THE RIVER OCTOBER 12, 20128 Along The RiverThe Morgan House offers the best casual fine dining in downtown Fort Myers. Stop in for a delicious business lunch featuring seafood, steaks, salads, sandwiches and tempting entres to satisfy every appetite. Enjoy casual dining inside, outside, or reserve the Pineapple Room for a private business luncheon. Lunch is served Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dinner in the main dining room is Tuesday through Thursday from 5 to 10 p.m. and 5 to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The Morgan Houses Top of the Town is a friendly neighborhood bar famous for our fabulous atmosphere, Floribbean-inspired gourmet menu, extensive wine list, signature cocktails and fine selection of domestic, imported and craft beers. Gather your friends and co-workers and meet at Top of the Town for happy hour specials every week day from 4 to7 p.m. overlooking the Patio de Leon. The Morgan House and Top of the Town are located at 33 Patio de Leon in downtown Fort Myers historic River District. Call 337-3377. The downtown Fort Myers Saturday Art Fair is back for the season. The sidewalks of First Street will feature local artists showcasing their work from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event is organized by the people who produce Art Walk. Call 337-5050 for details. Also on Saturday at 8 and 11 p.m., the Rocky Horror Picture Show is playing at the Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium. Watch the movie and do the time warp with Southwest Floridas shadow cast, The Velvet Darkness. Audience participation is encouraged. This movie is rated R; those under 17 must be accompanied by parent or guardian. Seating is limited and the price is $10 per person. Advance payment is recommended by calling 275-3435. Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium is located at 3450 Ortiz Avenue, Fort Myers. Theres a beach party every weekend at Nervous Nellies Crazy Waterfront Eatery. The Fort Myers Beach hotspot offers something for everyone. Nellies serves lunch, dinner and snacks in between from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Eat inside in airconditioned comfort or outside on their expansive patio over-looking the water. Enjoy live music and happy hour, all day every day, upstairs at Uglys Waterside Bar. Free marine dockage with dock attendants assistance is available for patrons at Nellies Snug Harbour Marina. Parking for your car is also free if you dine at the restaurant. Nervous Nellies Crazy Waterfront Eatery is located at 1131 First Street, Fort Myers Beach in the historic Baywalk district. Go to nervousnellies.net for a listing of nightly live entertainment. Call ahead seating is available at 463-8077. On Sunday, October 14, Alliance for the Arts is hosting a bluegrass concert in the Foulds Theatre. The Naples-based bluegrass group Captain Joe and the Bottom Feeders take to the stage at 2 p.m., followed by the well-known Fort Myers bluegrass band The Bugtussle Ramblers. The finall act is Larry Wilson and Thunder Mountain Railroad. The concert runs from 2 to 5 p.m. The price is $7 at the door or $5 for Alliance Members. Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers near the Colonial intersection. Call 939-2787 or go to www.artinlee.org. Take your pick theres something for everyone at The Morgan House The Saturday Art Fair returns this Saturday to downtown Fort Myers River District photo courtesy of Tom Hall ISLAND INSURANCE SERVICE Kathleen Papaleo President Mark OBrien General Manager Susan Barnes Personal Lines Gina Loeber Agent 703 Tarpon Bay Rd, Sanibel, FL (239) 472-3022 Summer is over and its time to enjoy those beautiful winter days in Paradise. Have an insurance question? Call our office today for a new Auto quote. 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. Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


9 THE RIVER OCTOBER 12, 2012 Shop For Success On November 1Dress For Success Southwest Florida announced that their 2nd annual Shop For Success, an exclusive one night shopping extravaganza held at the Crowne Plaza Fort Myers at Bell Tower Shops, will be held on Thursday, November 1 from 5 to 9 p.m. Shop For Success will feature a huge inventory of new and gently used daytime, designer and vintage clothing and accessories, including tops, pants, skirts, dresses, suits, scarves, shoes, handbags and jewelry. White House Black Market and Chicos will be donating accessories and clothing again this year. Prices start at just $5 per item, with 100 percent of proceeds supporting Dress For Success Southwest Florida. We are excited to once again invite the community to join us for a shopping extravaganza that will benefit the women we serve through our six programs at Dress for Success, said Dress For Success Southwest Florida executive director Barbara Dell. Over 300 people attended last years event, and this year we expect even more people to come out and shop for success. All will have a great time shopping and at the same time will know the funds are going to Dress For Success to help our sisters in the community prepare for job interviews, obtain positions and learn how to develop their careers. This years Shop For Success event will be bigger than ever. The Crowne Plaza is providing more than than 5,000 square feet of space for the event, which will accommodate more merchandise and more people. The event is presented by Founding Sponsor White House Black Market. Additional event sponsors include Crowne Plaza, Bell Tower Shops, Edison National Bank, NewsPress, Cans Management Inc, Walmart, Home-Tech, Arthex, Lia Sophia, Lee Sar, Hodges University, R & L Truckload Services, Caryn Smith of Rodan & Fields Dermatolists, Terry Frith of Edward Jones and Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt. A special thanks also to Chicos, Irresistible Confections, Pinebrook Pines, and Paul Mitchell School. For more information on Shop For Success, call 689-4992 or email swflorida@dressforsuccess.org. Shirley Snyder McLaren 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 INCLUDEDShare your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com JLFM Announces Taste & Tunes Concert Featuring Sara EvansTaste & Tunes, brought to you by the Junior League of Fort Myers, will present award-winning country vocalist Sara Evans in concert on Saturday, November 3 at Centennial Park in downtown Fort Myers. Evans, a New Franklin, Missouri native, has come a long way from singing with her familys band as a child. She has garnered numerous accolades, including the Academy of Country Musics Top Female Vocalist honor in 2006 and the Country Music Associations Video of the Year prize for Born To Fly. Shes been named one of People magazines 50 Most Beautiful People. Her previous studio albums have been strong sellers. Her sophomore set, No Place That Far, has been certified gold; 2001s Born To Fly is double-platinum and both 2003s Restless and 2005s Real Fine Place went platinum. Tickets are $20 in advance and $30 at the event. Tickets may be purchased online at http://www.jlfm.org. Entrance to park opens at 5 p.m., with opening performances beginning at 6 p.m. The concert will occur rain or shine, no pets or coolers will be allowed. This event will be the kickoff to the Junior League of Fort Myers 2012 Taste of the Town, which will be held on Sunday, November 4 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Junior League of Fort Myers would like to thank its concert sponsors Cat Country 107.1, Seminole Casino and Victory Lane Chevrolet.


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. SAINT 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. SAINT 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. SAINT PETER LUTHERAN CHURCH 3751 Estero Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach, 463-4251. St. Peter Lutheran Church of Fort Myers Beach (Evangelical Lutheran Church of America) welcomes all to worship Sundays at 9:30 a.m., Holy Communion served the first, third and fifth Sundays of each month. 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.continued on page 11THE RIVER OCTOBER 12, 201210


Triathlon Raises $10,000 For Local Hungry ChildrenCommunity Cooperative Ministries, Inc. received $10,000 from proceeds raised at the 2nd annual Galloway Captiva Triathlon held on September 15 and 16 at South Seas Island Resort. CCMI is an innovative nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of social service entrepreneurs fighting to end homelessness and hunger in our community. The agency provides 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, offers homeless and comprehensive case management services through its United Way Resource Houses and oversees an emergency mobile food pantry. The proceeds raised at the event will go toward supporting CCMIs School Backpack Program, providing emergency food to more than 2,500 local children each school year. The program helps reduce child hunger and improves health and academic outcomes providing support for children and families in need. We are so thankful for this donation and being named the beneficiary of the Captiva Tri, said Tracey Galloway, CEO of CCMI. Its community support like this race that will help thousands of food-insecure children in our area maintain access to food on the weekends and school holidays. Last year, the Captiva Tri raised $6,500 for CCMI. According to race organizers, this years event also included the opportunity for participants to donate directly to the backpack program and participate in team fundraising for CCMI. We were so pleased to be working with CCMI again, said certified race director Kate Gooderham. They do such fantastic and needed work in our community, and we were excited to be able to expand our fundraising efforts for them as a part of this years event. We are always looking for new ways to partner with community groups and create special events to spread our mission of being innovators in the fight against hunger and homelessness, said Galloway. 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 various 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, visit www.captivatri.org. Check presentation following the 2nd annual Captiva Triathlon on September 16 OCTOBER 27, 2012 8AM FORT MYERS CENTENNIAL PARK From page 10Churches/TemplesServices: Friday night at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday morning at 9 a.m. Religious School Sunday morning Web site: www.tjswfl.org Preschool director: JoAnn Goldman email templejudeapreschool@gmail.com 433-0201, Web site: www.tjswfl.org Affiliated: United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism 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. Email editorial copy to: press@riverweekly.com 11 THE RIVER OCTOBER 12, 2012


THE RIVER OCTOBER 12, 201212 Non-Stop Action On The Beaches Continuesby Capt. Matt MitchellWaters both in the bay and along the beaches are starting to come alive with massive schools of migrating bait fish and all the predators that feed on them. As these huge schools of bait make the annual migration south, look for some wide open action. Getting in on the feeding frenzy and catching what is feeding in the mix can be some of the most exciting non-stop fishing of the year. Its common to catch several species at just one location along with some much larger predators, too. This is opportunity fishing at its best and is just plain fun fishing action. With less than perfect tides all week for redfish fishing, it was a great time to go out to the beaches and get in on the fun. East winds gave us the perfect set-up most of the week if you wanted to give the gulfside buffet a shot and bend the rods with some of these migratory species. Spanish mackerel, bonita and sharks made up the majority of the targets from just outside of the passes to out within a few miles of the beach. When fishing out along the beaches, my preferred method is run and gun. Simply put, I run the boat until I see surface action of feeding birds and breaking fish. The feeding fish are pushing the bait up to the surface then the birds have at it from above. Both fish and birds are gorging themselves on these huge clouds of millions of glass minnows. Once I locate some action on the surface, I get the boat close enough that we can cast through the feeding fish with artificial lures. When choosing lures to pitch at the feeding frenzy, look for an artificial that is roughly the same size as the glass minnows the fish are feeding on. For me, the go-to is a small, heavy silver spoon or a small bucktail jig that looks like a glass minnow. I prefer lures that are rigged with a single J hook. Try to stay away from anything with treble hooks. J hooks make unhooking and releasing fish much less dangerous for both the angler and the fish. The heavier the lure, the further you can cast it, which makes hitting the fast moving, blitzing fish a little easier. Though most of the beachside action can be fished with artificial lures, I also like to have a few live baits and some larger cut bait ready to go. You never really know what you will come across in a wide open blitz. Sharks, king mackerel, cobia and tarpon will often pop up right among a heavy feed. Being rigged and ready for about anything is the key to getting the most out of this type of fishing. Often, as quickly as the fish show up, they will move on to the next bait school. Though this is not the most glamorous fishing our area has to offer, for sheer numbers of fish and wide open unpredictable action, it cannot be beat. As water temperatures continue to cool off, this sight-fishing action will only get better and better. For the next few months, any time I get the chance to go out and fish the bait migration while it is in full swing, Im there.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. Look for hard fighting bonita like this in the mix BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEADS FACTORY TRAINED MERCURY MARINER JOHNSON EVINRUDE SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I/O'S MERCRUISERCourteous Professional Marine Repair Service Dockside Service Serving Sanibel & Captiva For Life472-3380 466-3344 Your Bottom Call on Paint PricesDave Doane NEW M O T O R S ALE S REB U ILT P O WERHEAD S FA C T O RY TRAINED MERCURY MARINER JOHNSON EVINRU D E SUZUKI YAMAHA O M C I / O S MER C RUI S ER C ourteous Pro f essional Marine Re p air S ervice Dockside S ervic e S erving S anibel & C aptiva For Lif e YBtt Your Bot to m Your Bottom C Ca ll on Pa int Pr ic es Ca ll o n Pa in t Pr ic es Da ve D oa ne 1Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com 481-4733 12600 Mc G regor Blvd, Ft Myers www. scuba v icedi v e r s co m S wim wit h the Fishe s


13 THE RIVER OCTOBER 12, 2012 CROW Case Of The Week: Adult Ospreyby Patricia MolloyAn adult osprey was found down on Captiva beach unable to fly. CROW transported it to the clinic after receiving a call from a good samaritan. No one could be sure how long had it been down. She was thin upon arrival, but otherwise bright, alert and responsive (BAR). X-rays were taken immediately; the only abnormality was an old fracture of the radius of its right wing that had already callused over. This injury may have caused it difficulty hunting, which would explain its low weight. The staff quickly prepared food for the bird which ate voraciously, a rarity for an osprey in captivity. Raptors are usually quite easy to hand feed, but ospreys generally will not eat in the clinic. On its second day, the medical staff performed a serum transfusion on the new patient because it was very anemic. Dr. Aundria would have preferred to perform a plasma transfusion, but the clinic didnt have enough tiny tubes to perform a plasma transfusion. You can do plasma, whole blood or serum transfusions, so we tried to opt for plasma first because it has more of the proteins in it which it needs because its levels are low. Fortunately, CROW had a donor osprey outside. They took the blood from the donor, spun the blood down to a serum, then administered 10 ml of serum to the new patient. Both patients were doing well after surgery and both ate well overnight. The new patient was given a thorough exam after two days of cage rest, at which time it was still standing but not yet perching. After more rest, Dr. Aundria rechecked its blood to determine if it responded to the transfusion. The bird was deemed ready for day camp. Day camp is often utilized for recovering patients and consists of taking them out to a species appropriate enclosure for four hours per day for a week before allowing them to be outside overnight. The day before putting this osprey out for the evening, bloodwork will again be performed to make sure its strong and gaining weight. Once CROW starts day camp, the staff will not fed the osprey in the clinic to see if it can compete with the other osprey in the flight cages. Its bloodwork will continue to be checked frequently. The osprey has been doing well and will soon be returned to soar over the skies of Captiva. 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 osprey, patient #2686, received a serum transfusion at CROW Calusa Blueway Fishing Tourney November 3In less than a month, the winner of the 2012 Calusa Blueway Fishing Tournament will take home a new Hobie Mirage Pro Angler 12 fishing kayak, courtesy of Hobie and Estero River Outfitters. Cash prizes also will be awarded to those who place in the Saturday, November 3 tournament. The event consists of a one-day competition for anglers who catch-and-release snook, redfish, sea trout and other species in Lee County waterways. There will be a captains meeting at Anglers Inn, Matlacha, on Friday, November 2 with refreshments from Berts Bar & Grill. The November 3 official weigh-in at Matlacha Park coincides with the annual Bluegrass for a Blueway and A Taste of Matlacha, featuring live music by the Skeeterland Bluegrass Band. This years catch-and-release tournament is expected to lure 50 to 75 anglers to Lee County waterways as part of the Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival. The first-place winner will be awarded a Hobie Mirage Pro Angler 12, along with accessories, altogether valued at more than $3,000. The Hobie Mirage Pro Angler 12 is compact and versatile, equipped with features such as vantage seating, under-seat tackle storage, horizontal storage for four rods and a livewellready cargo area. The second-place winner will receive $500, based upon 50 tourney participants. The third-place angler will win $300, with the fourth-place winner earning $150 and the fifth-place winner taking home $50. The tournament runs during the 2012 Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival, which includes instruction, demonstrations, speakers, guided paddles, a photo contest and evening entertainment throughout the weekend in nearby Fort Myers. New this year is a streamlined online registration site for anglers, who pay a $60 fee to compete. Visit www. CalusaBluewayPaddlingFestival.com and click on activities and fishing tournament to find the registration link. Or go directly to www.floridasee.org and click on programs. Tournament proceeds benefit the Florida Society for Ethical Ecotourism, which is hosting the event along with Florida Sea Grant, Lee County Parks & Recreation and volunteers. A portion of proceeds also goes to the Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail. For more information, contact tournament director Josh Harvel at 233-0655 or yaknitup@embarqmail.com or tournament liaison Joy Hazell at hazellje@ leegov.com or 533-7518. The festival schedule is online at www.calusabluewaypaddlingfestival.com.


THE RIVER OCTOBER 12, 201214 Plant SmartOyster Plantby Gerri ReavesOne of the best things about the oyster plant (Tradescantia spathacea) is that its easy to rip out by the short stems. And thats the best option with this native of tropical America. Like many specimens introduced decades ago to South Florida as pretty landscape plants, this member of the spiderwort family escaped cultivation, gained a foothold in natural areas, and flourished to the detriment of native plant communities. Despite the benign common names of oyster plant, boat-lily and Moses-in-the-cradle, this groundcover has done its damage, thus the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Councils category-II status for this species. Among the dense groundcovers advantages over native species are its ability to prevent the seeds of native canopy trees from growing. Add to that drought tolerance and an ability to sprout easily from broken stems. It can even grow on rocks, in the crevices of buildings and on trees. The succulent-like colorful leaves form an overlapping spiral pattern. Stiff, pointed, and fleshy, they have purple undersides and green surfaces, sometimes with yellowish stripes. They are one to three inches wide and up to a foot long. The common name boat-lily refers to a boat-shaped bract, which contains the small white three-petaled flowers and the seed capsules. The plant produces flowers and seeds year round. Clearing the landscape of this invader frees up space for native and Florida-friendly groundcovers. Take care when handling the plant, for the sap can cause skin irritation. Sources: ifas.ufl.edu, fleppc.org and floridata.com. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. Oyster plants overlapping leaves spiral from thick stems photos by Gerri Reaves The purple undersides contrast with green surfaces Caring For Your PlantsStump Grindingby Justen DobbsMany homeowners are unsure of what to do with their dead or dying palm or hardwood trees. I will discuss some ideas and options here. The best course of action is to have the stump removed by a professional stump grinding service. This is the best option because it removes the unsightly stump, discourages insect infestation and provides for the option of installing another tree in the same place. A stump grinder will chew up the hard wood and turn it into mulch. This mulch can be left to fill in the hole and is usually mounded up slightly so that it will become flat once it begins to break down. A new tree can be planted in the same location at any time during the mulch decomposition process. There are companies that specialize in stump grinding alone, but if you hire a tree service to cut down your tree, ask them if they have a stump grinder that they can remove the stump with too, and it may be less expensive to have the same company remove the tree and stump. If you cut the tree all the way down to ground level, it will leave a small stump that can be covered over by mulch or other natural groundcover. The remaining stump will eventually biodegrade, but the process may take a few years to decades. In the meantime, there is a chance that the decomposing stump will become infested by ants, termites or other insects which may or may not affect the rest of your garden or your landscaping plans for that area. Keep in mind that palm tree stumps decompose much faster than hardwood stumps because palms are in the grass family and have a different internal structure. The most creative solution is to mask your stump if it is in a fairly shady or protected area. To do this, cut the tree down and leave a two to three foot stump. (If the tree is infested with weevil or fungus, this option will not be ideal and you should have the stump removed as explained above). If the tree is healthy and simply unwanted, you can have it removed and leave the stump for some creative gardening. I have tied bromeliads (air plants) onto stumps before with amazing results. Or, you can hire a wood carver (easy to find if you ask around on Fort Myers Beach) to come by and carve a Polynesian tiki out of the stump. Once the tiki is complete, finish it off with paint or a clear sealant in order to preserve the wood as long as possible. Bromeliads are specialized plants that are able to grow on other trees, rocks, logs, and pretty much any surface. They are not parasitic and are overall selfsustaining. There are Florida native bromeliads, which are mostly silver, and also a large number of exotic species from South America. Dobbs is a landscape architect in south Florida specializing in custom, upscale landscapes. He can be reached at seabreezenurseries@gmail.com. A Canary Island Date palm stump can be quite large, but is made of fairly soft wood After the stump has been removed with a stump grinder, the area can be re-sodded


15 THE RIVER OCTOBER 12, 2012 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 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 Musicians The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation thanks all of the 160 volunteers who helped make the 27th annual Coastal Cleanup a great success. High tides and onshore winds associated with Tropical Storm Debbie and Hurricane Isaac had pushed debris scoured from the offshore bottom up into the beach vegetation, more debris than in past years. Participants this year included Edison National Bank/Bank of the Islands, Lexington Middle School, The Canterbury School, Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club and Southwest Florida Addiction Services. Island kids brought their moms and made a dent in their required community service hours. Most disgusting debris was 200-plus cigarette butts from the sand around a local resorts beach chairs. Youngest participant goes to Ally Flynt from Bank of the Islands. Ally participated with her mom, Vanessa, last year and from her stroller this year. CARD OF THANKS Some of the volunteers who participated in the 27th annual Coastal Cleanup on September 15 Fort Myers Beach Yacht Club Sets Next MeetingThe next monthly meeting of the Fort Myers Beach Yacht Club will be held on Wednesday, October 24 at the American Legion Post 274 on San Carlos Island, 899 Buttonwood Drive in Fort Myers Beach. Dinner will be catered and is available for $14 per person. Social hour begins at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m., and the membership meeting is from 8 to 9 p.m. Potential new members wishing to attend any or all portions of the meeting are invited to call Commodore Pete Oiderma at 463-6240 for required reservations and additional information. The Fort Myers Beach Yacht Club was formed in 1953 and incorporated as a not for profit organization for the purpose of promoting safe, enjoyable boating and good fellowship. This community oriented club with over 140 members and 60 boats maintains a very active schedule of year-round activities, both on and off the water, for members and guests. Evening meetings are held once per month, usually on the fourth Wednesday at the American Legion Post 274 on San Carlos Island. Because the club does not have the expense of maintaining their own waterfront facility, dues are only $100 per year per couple or $60 per single. Learn more about the club online at www. FMBYachtClub.org. Bonsai Society Show And SaleBonsai enthusiasts throughout Southwest Florida are invited to the Annual Bonsai Show & Sale on Saturday and Sunday, November 17 and 18. The free event, sponsored by the Bonsai Society of Southwest Florida, will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days at the Lee County Election Center, 13180 S. Cleveland Avenue in Fort Myers (across from the Bell Tower Shops). This annual event will feature bonsai exhibits and critiques, workshops and demonstrations, raffles, silent auctions and sales of bonsai trees and supplies. Vendors will be present to assist attendees with bonsai needs and supplies. Ed Trout, Toby Diaz, Ernie Fernandez, Mike Feduccia, Mike Cartrett and Dorothy Schmitz, all renowned bonsai artists, will be available to give lectures and provide demonstrations. 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. For additional details about bonsai, the association or the annual show and sale, contact Jim Bremer at 482-7543. 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.


THE RIVER OCTOBER 12, 201216 Auditions Held For South Floridas Got TalentDo you have talent, South Florida? For the fourth consecutive year, the Southwest Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Conric PR & Marketing have partnered to host the South Floridas Got Talent! competition. Singers, dancers, musicians and entertainers with unique talent are invited to audition and compete for the coveted South Floridas Got Talent! title. This year, the event is offering two audition days, for all ages, on Saturday, November 10 and Saturday, November 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days at the Dolphin Room at the Shell Factory & Nature Park in North Fort Myers. The competition will be broken up into two age groups, under 18 years old and 18 years old and up. A panel of judges will select the top ten winners in each age group. Those winners will then advance to compete in the South Floridas Got Talent! competition on Saturday, December 1 from 6 to 11 p.m. at the Dolphin Room at the Shell Factory & Nature Park. Celebrity judges will score each contestant on their overall performance and select a top winner in each age group. The winners will be announced that evening, and receive cash, prizes and publicity. Guests are invited to attend the South Floridas Got Talent! competition on Saturday, December 1. Admission is $10, which includes appetizers, a meet & greet, and the talent show competition. There is a $45 registration fee to audition if you register prior to October 15. After October 15, participants will need to pay $75 to audition. The event is sponsored in part by Conric PR & Marketing, the Southwest Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Shell Factory & Nature Park. To participate in the talent contest, become a sponsor or for more detailed information regarding South Floridas Got Talent!, call the Hispanic Chamber at 418-1441 or send an email to info@ hispanicchamberflorida.org. An Evening With Tony Blake The Lake Kennedy Center in Cape Coral welcomes Tony Blake to the main stage October 19. Dance the evening away to songs from yesterday and today. Dinner features pork, broccoli au gratin, German potato salad, fruit, dessert and beverage. The cost is $18 for members and $23 for non-members and includes show, dinner, beverage, and dessert. The menu includes Weiner Schnitzel, broccoli au gratin, German potato salad, melon wedge, roll and butter. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required. BYOB. The Lake Kennedy Center is at 400 Santa Barbara Boulevard. Call 5740575. Spencer Sasso sings a song Judges at last years South Floridas Got Talent auditions Unique Theatrical Experience From Ghostbird Castby Di SaggauThe Pumpkin Grower is an experimental play by James Brock, English professor at FGCU. It was presented recently at the Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center by Ghostbird Theatre. Producing Artistic Director Brittney Brady told me the companys namesake is the ivory-billed woodpecker, a cypressswamp native considered extinct, but thought to have been seen occasionally over the last two decades. She said, The mystery, the elusiveness, the magic, and the legend of this totemic bird inspire us. Ghostbird Theatre Company is dedicated to producing new and magical performances. This was absolutely true in The Pumpkin Grower. I felt as though I was watching a Greek tragedy with touches of dance and music. The play was a combination of modern day dialogue and 16th century language inspired by Ovids Metamorphosis. The show opened with the Goddess Venus, played by Brock, dressed in a slinky long black gown and long black gloves. He slithered around the stage making sure everything was in order for the scenes to come. He raised a large ball meant to signify the moon and planted pieces of paper with words on them in the dirt. The set was very stark and totally suited to the play. Four large tree branches formed together to hold the dirt in the garden. When the actors worked in the dirt, there was a sensual feeling about it. I talked to Brock about this and he said, Anyone who gardens gets the idea you are regenerating when you work with soil. Whether youre thinking of a family member or a loved one. The narrative of the play is more about trying to capture a mood or sense of wonder. In one scene Venus scatters a bunch of white feathers into the air. Brock said this was a whimsical effect and didnt really signify anything but provided another imagery on stage. He said, Some of the actions on stage are not symbolic at all, just playful, or odd or pretty. I was delighted to hear this because my friend and I had a lively discussion about the play on the drive back home. Turns out our interpretation tied in with what Brock intended audience members to think. He said, Its up to the individual viewer as to how they interpret things. It doesnt all have to make sense. The rest of the cast was Rachel Bennett as Byblis, Jake Scott-Hodes as her brother Caunus, Dana Lynn Frantz was Rachel, Dayanira Lopez was Ellie and Michael Lee Bridges was Venus intern. He was also stage manager for the play. Jonathan Lawrence added to the entertainment with his violin solos. Original background music was provided by Philip Heubeck. All in all this was a unique theatrical experience and I look forward to more productions from Ghostbird Theatre. Next up is Becketts Endgame April 24 through 27. Rachel Bennett and Jake Scott-Hodes in The Pumpkin Grower Dayanira Lopez and Dana Lynn Frantz in The Pumpkin Grower


17 THE RIVER OCTOBER 12, 2012 Art League Of Fort Myers September Winners 1st Place Red & Gold by Barbara Murdoch 3rd Place Lake Retreat by Peg Roehm Merit Award Low Tide by Margaret Walsh Honorable Mention Sanibel Goes Retail by James Lease 2nd place Picnic by Helen DingBeach Chamber To Conduct Tom Sawyer DayHave you ever wanted to help out legendary Tom Sawyer for a day? Well, heres your opportunity. The Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce is holding Tom Sawyer Day on Saturday, October 13. Chamber President Bud Nocera will take the lead role of Tom Sawyer and round up a group of volunteers to do the actual painting! Nocera says the chamber building, located at 17200 San Carlos Blvd. in Fort Myers Beach, needs a facelift and he has set aside this one day to spiff up the building. Hes looking for a cadre of volunteers to assist the 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. event and hes offering a free lunch to those who take up the offer. All supplies will be provided for the painters. Gavins Ace hardware is supplying the paint and J.W. Walker, with Morning Sun, is pressure washing the building prior to the painting party. If youre interested in assisting either the full day or half day contact Jane Ross at the Chamber office by calling 454-7500 or emailing Jane@fmbchamber.com. This would be an ideal opportunity for students to receive community service hours. Author To SpeakThe Friends of Lakes Regional Library invites all to attend the next meeting on Friday, October 12 at 1 p.m. Awardwinning author and lecturer Robert Macomber will speak about the latest adventures of Peter Wake in a gripping tale about the fight for liberty which takes place in Cuba. The book, Honorable Lies, is the 10th. in the series and Macomber will discuss his experiences reseaching and writing inside Cuba. He will have copies of his Honor Series novels for purchase and signing after the discussion. Lakes Regional Library is located at 15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers. Macombers latest book in the series 9729 Gladiolus PreserveSerene Lake Views in this quiet & convenient 3/2 home in south Fort Myers. With the nice open oor plan, vaulted ceiling, lanai and open kitchen, this ground level home in Gladiolus Preserve will not last long. Home is located close to beaches, shopping, library, hospital and restaurants.O ered at $245,000 888 S. Town & RiverGreat Value at $349,000! Panoramic Lake Views! Remodeled ground level 4BR/2.5 BA, Pool home is highlighted by lake views. From the moment you open the door, you are greeted by its bright, airy, open oor plan. Enjoy the wood cabinets and granite in the kitchen, newly tiled living area; high impact windows and doors. The screen enclosed pool has a saltwater system and overlooks the fresh water lake. Extra storage w/ 3 car garage BondurantRealtyGroup.comMary Cell: 239.839.3633 Fred Cell: 239.281.5356 See us on Facebook at See us on Facebook at facebook.com/bondurantrealtygroup facebook.com/bondurantrealtygroup Scan With Your Phone


THE RIVER OCTOBER 12, 201218 Season Opener For Theatre ConspiracyTheatre Conspiracy kicks off its 19th season with the comedy Tower of Magic by Tess Light on October 12. Tower of Magic tells the story of Sue McFate and how she finds it difficult to announce to her family 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 in-laws, who include an obsessive ornithologist, a compulsive mezzo soprano, a murderous chef, an occasionally-mute savant and a splitpersonality linguist. This crowd wont be terribly impressed by Sues choice. Felix is a civil engineer. Opening night of the production of Tower of Magic is a benefit for Dollars For Dillon. Fifty percent of ticket sales will go to help the family of a 14-year-old with brain cancer. Opening night is also Pay What You Will, where you name the ticket price. There will be a talk back with the playwright following the show on October 12 and 13. The show runs October 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 at 8 p.m., and on October 21 at 2 p.m. Individual tickets are $20. Thursday nights are Buy One Get One Half Off. Season subscriptions packages are now on sale. Other upcoming shows this season are: The Nerd by Larry Shue, directed by Karen Goldberg. Show runs November 30, December 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14 and 15 at 8 p.m., and 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. Show runs January 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25 and 26 at 8 p.m., and 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. Show runs February 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, March 1 and 2 at 8 p.m., and 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. Show runs March 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 and 30 at 8 p.m., and March 24 at 2 p.m. Its 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 for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers. For tickets or more information call 936-3239 or go to www.theatreconspiracy.org. Ivy Levinson and Lucy Harris Christopher Brent, Lucy Harris and Mitch Haley Holiday House Theme Is Christmas Around The WorldOn September 13, the Fort Myers Womans Community Club held a Decorators Open House in which members began preparing for this years 56th annual Holiday House. The homes were open for decorators to stop by to measure and view their designated area. Members gathered on the historic Burroughs and Langford-Kingston homes in downtown Fort Myers to measure more than 50 areas in the residences that will be decorated for the holidays. Following the measuring, FMWCC president Debi Fussell, welcomed everyone back to the club after the summer and informed the members of all the exciting plans for the upcoming year. The meeting was open to the public and potential members and was held at the First United Methodist Church, across the street from the homes. Co-chairs for the 56th annual Holiday House, Linda Burkey and Karen Globetti, were then introduced. Burkey told us that this years theme is Christmas Around The World. Each room in the historic homes will represent a different country and will be decorated accordingly. Hundreds of members and volunteers of the Fort Myers Womans Community Club spend countless hours to transform the interiors and exteriors of the Burroughs and Langford-Kingston homes, lawns and grounds with holiday dcor. The Burroughs Home and Gardens is located on 2.45 acres in downtown Fort Myers and is bounded on the north by the Caloosahatchee and on the south by First Street. The home boasts turn-of-the-century Georgian Revival architecture and has not been altered considerably since construction was completed in 1901. The LangfordKingston Home is a 5,000 square foot Prairie School residence and one of downtown Fort Myers most outstanding houses. Holiday House 2012 will run from December 7 to 23. Holiday House has something for everyone, said Fussell. In addition to walking though these two festively decorated homes and grounds, children can visit Santa each evening at the Langford-Kingston home. The hours for Holiday House will be nightly from 5 to 9 p.m.. Admission is $5 for adults and children 10 and under are free. For more information about Holiday House, call 738-3710 or visit www.fmwcc.com. Jeannie Martin, Janice Hill and Sandee Foster at the Decorators Open House The hostesses for the evening were Betsy Hinds, Lisa Hoop and Barb Schropp Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


19 THE RIVER OCTOBER 12, 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. Carrot Fritters 1 onion, coarsely chopped 1 pound carrots, peeled and grated 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 2 eggs 3 tablespoons flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 4 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest 2 ounces goat cheese* crumbles 1 tablespoon vegetable oil for frying Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet and add onion; saut until translucent, but not browned. In the same pan, add the grated carrot and continue cooking until softened, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and allow mixture to cool. In a large mixing bowl, combine eggs and flour and mix thoroughly. Add the cooled carrot and onion mixture, salt, pepper, cilantro, lemon juice, zest and goat cheese; mix well. Form into small patties and fry until brown on both sides. Serve warm with Spicy Fritter sauce. *Use a creamy goat cheese like chvre for a milder flavor, or feta for a little more tang. Spicy Fritter Sauce 1 cup chili sauce 1/2 cup orange juice Combine chili sauce and juice in a medium sauce pan and simmer for 25 to 30 minutes, or until mixture is reduced by almost half. Serve with fritters. Yields 24 servings. Carrot Fritters Nonemaker Book Signing To Be Held October 12On Friday, October 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., local author Laura Allen Nonemaker will attend a book signing at the Alliance for the Arts Fall For The Arts Festival, 10091 McGregor Blvd. in Fort Myers. Nonemaker, a resident of Cape Coral, will be available to sign copies of her book, Bennys Angel: A Gods Secret Garden Adventure. This is a free event for the whole family designed to share the arts through a variety of activities. These include live performances and book signings by local authors. Who stole the flowers in Gods Secret Garden? Find out in this delightful tale, which uses animals, nature and a visit from an angel to teach the importance of prayer and the value of trusting God. It requires a special talent to effectively communicate to children the wonders of Gods word, said Dan Betzer, senior pastor at First Assembly of God in Fort Myers. It requires expanded imagination, and Laura Allen Nonemaker certainly has an abundant share of that. In this charming book, she will take her readers into a garden of flowers, aromas and beauty. This book will be an asset in the childs spiritual foundation and faith in God. For more information, contact Traci Jones at 888-361-9473 or traci@tatepublishing.com. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


THE RIVER OCTOBER 12, 201220 Mariner Class Of 2002 Fundraiser For Fellow GraduatesThe Mariner High School class of 2002 will do more than reminisce at their 10-year reunion on Saturday, October 13 at Rumrunners, located at 5848 Cape Harbour Drive in Cape Coral. The classmates will also be gathered in support of two of their fellow graduates who are fighting cancer Derek Tabor and Jennifer Harley. Organizers plan to offer orange ribbons for a donation at the reunion, which starts at 7 p.m. Derek Tabor was diagnosed with Ewings sarcoma, a rare bone cancer that affects mostly males between the ages of 8 and 15, in September 2011. He is currently receiving treatment at Longstreet Cancer Clinic in Gainesville, Georgia. Jennifer Harley was diagnosed with cervical cancer in September 2011. She is currently receiving treatment at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. Tabor and Harley are now battling a reoccurrence of cancer after long treatments and costly medical bills. Both of us beat it before, and we will do it again, said Tabor, We just have to keep up the fighting spirit, which isnt alw ays easy. Donations and words of support and encouragement for Tabor and Harley will be accepted online for those that cant make the event at www.derektabor.com/ and www.caringbridge.org/visit/jenharley, respectively. Derek Tabor Jennifer Harley Derek Tabor and Jennifer Harley School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My child has a learning disability and we struggle with homework. Hes in sixth grade and the homework load and the struggles are increasing. How can I help him? Shana J., Cape Coral Shana, Most families have homework struggles, however, this struggle is definitely increased when a child has a learning disability. Here are a few suggestions adapted from Dawn Materas article, 4 Keys To Managing Homework For Children with Learning Disabilities, which you may find helpful. 1. Teach your child to think about thinking (meta-cognitive skills) by asking some thoughtful questions before you begin the homework session. Instead of asking What did you do in school today? or Do you have homework? questions that typically get a nonresponse try some of these questions instead: What did you learn in Science, Math, English, etc. today? Did you take notes? Did you get handouts? Was homework assigned? These questions will open up a dialogue that will help you understand the context of the assignments. Reflecting on each class helps your child make connections to his day and helps him recall both homework assignments and the concepts that were covered in class. Remember that the goal is to have your child more involved in the learning process and connect to the daily homework session. 2. Focus on planning and organizing the homework tasks by using calendars and checklists. Visual tools, like these, enable students to see their plan as well as reflect on the order in which they will deal with their assignments. Many students enjoy checking off a task once it is completed and get a sense of accomplishment from this when they know they have completed their work. Some students benefit from getting quick and easy assignments out of the way early, gaining needed confidence. Others may need a different approach. Individualize the plan and make sure to put in breaks depending on your childs learning style and needs. Additionally, you may want to model your own days activities by using planners, checklists, and calendars so you son can see you doing this as well. 3. Break down the larger tasks into smaller ones. Fatigue, lack of comprehension, attentional difficulties or even anxiety can make any homework assignment seem overwhelming. Start by highlighting and reviewing the directions with your child. Discuss strategies for work completion prior to beginning the task, including previewing any difficult vocabulary from the assignment. For the more unwilling student, divide the assignment into two or three parts, allowing your child to tackle one piece at a time. Sticky notes can be used to cover parts of the assignment that may be visually overwhelming. Hints can be written on sticky notes and placed on the assignment as reminders to follow a certain strategy or step. 4. Use timers. Students often have a false sense of time when tackling homework assignments. Having your child estimate how long he thinks it will take to complete a task, and then comparing it to the actual time it takes will help him to become more self-aware and accurate when planning her own homework assignments. The goal is to have your child tackle homework independently, efficiently, and with confidence. You may need to scaffold your homework support, offering more modeling and strategies early on, before slowly removing the supports and allowing him to practice the strategies on his own, you can help guide your child toward independence. 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. Strides For Education 5K Walk/RunThe Foundation for Lee County Public Schools will present the 2nd Annual Take Stock In Children Strides for Education 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, December 8 at Florida Gulf Coast University, as part of a statewide effort to raise college funds for Floridas deserving low-income youth. The event will begin at 8 a.m. Strides For Education is the perfect way to involve the local community in our efforts and help raise funding for our scholars who desire to earn a postsecondary education, said Marshall Bower, president and CEO of The Foundation for Lee County Public. Our goal is to continue growing our program each year so that we can support even more students along the path to success. Take Stock In Children aims to have 10,000 participants statewide as a part of this annual effort, which will raise much needed funds to provide college scholarships for low-income students. With rising tuition costs and significant increases of other college-related expenses, children throughout Florida are struggling more than ever to achieve their dreams of a college education. The 5K walk/run is open to all individuals, families, companies and local organizations. The event will feature family-friendly activities, giveaways and much more. Registration is $25 per person, with all proceeds benefitting Take Stock In Children, a statewide non-profit organization with a 17-year history of providing scholarships, mentors and hope to more than 18,000 deserving students. Take Stock In Children of Lee County currently serves more than 158 students in grades six to 12 annually. The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools is seeking participants, volunteers and sponsors for this statewide effort. As an official walk/run sponsor, you can join a host of major companies who support the mission of Take Stock In Children and help students achieve their college dreams. Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union Foundation has signed on as Lee Countys Title Sponsor. Additional sponsors include CenturyLink, LCEC, Fine Mark National Bank & Trust and The News Press Media Group. To learn how you can support Take Stock In Children of Lee Countys Strides For Education 5K Walk/Run as a participant, volunteer or sponsor, call 3370433 or visit www.stridesforeducation. com. To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


21 THE RIVER OCTOBER 12, 2012 Development CityYear BuiltSquare FootageListing PriceSelling PriceDays on Market Plantation Village OSanibel1990 3,081 1,290,0001,100,000 176 Cape Coral Cape Coral2001 3,358 924,400844,760 2 Fiddlesticks CountryFort Myers1989 3,994 600,000600,000 1The ForestFort Myers1993 3,375 627,000574,000 53 Cape Coral Cape Coral2005 2,394 557,800510,000 157 WorthingtonBonita Springs1992 2,363 539,000495,000 44 Dunes Sanibel IslandSanibel1986 2,018 544,000490,000 166Palmira Golf and CCBonita Springs2005 2,349 499,900455,000 212 Riverside At Alva Alva 2000 5,053 529,000450,000 725 Cape Coral Cape Coral2011 2,133 479,000450,000 89Courtesy of Royal Shell Real EstateTop 10 Real Estate Sales Financial FocusFinancial Moves For A Growing Familyby Jennifer BaseyWhen you add a child to your family, either through birth or adoption, its obviously an exciting and joyful time in your life and its also a busy one, as you deal with all the challenges and commitments faced by all parents. However, hectic as your life may be, youll still need to think about making some key financial arrangements to accommodate your new child. Here are some suggestions to consider: Get a Social Security number. Youll want to obtain a Social Security number for your child as soon as possible. Speak with a tax advisor. If youre adopting a child, you might be eligible for federal income tax credits. Build an emergency fund. Obviously, a new child may mean a variety of new expenses. If you arent prepared for these costs, many of which may crop up suddenly, you might be forced to dip into your long-term investments. Such a move could slow your progress toward your important goals, such as a comfortable retirement. To avoid this potential problem, try to build an emergency fund containing six months worth of living expenses. Put the money in a liquid account so you can access it quickly and without penalty. Research options for a special needs child. If you have a special needs child, you may want to explore any available government benefits and consider speaking with an attorney about your legal options. Consider disability insurance. You may want to purchase disability insurance, or review your current policy, to ensure your familys needs are covered should you become ill or disabled and cannot work for a while. Review your life insurance. Its essential that you maintain adequate life insurance to cover your familys future financial needs, including education costs. While your employer may offer you a group policy, it might not be sufficient to keep up with your growing family. Theres no one formula for determining the appropriate amount of life insurance, but a professional financial advisor can review your family situation and recommend suitable coverage. Save for college. Given the high costs of higher education, its never too soon to start putting away money for college. You may want to consider a taxadvantaged account, such as a 529 plan, which offers high contribution limits and provides you with the flexibility to switch beneficiaries, if necessary. Review/add beneficiary designations. You may want to change or add beneficiaries to your IRA, 401(k), life insurance, annuities and other accounts. Explore a custodial account. You might want to consider a custodial account, such as an UGMA or UTMA, that allows you to transfer assets for the benefit of a child under 21. (Consult with your tax and legal advisors before making this move.) Of course, you dont have to take care of all these items at once. But by methodically working your way through this list, you will eventually adjust your overall financial strategy to include your new child which means youll be helping your growing family make progress toward its important goals. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jennifer.basey@edwardjones.com. CMAA Charity Classic Golf Tournament And Gala To Benefit The Childrens Hospital Cancer FundThe Everglades Region/Florida Chapter of the Club Managers Association of America will make dreams come true for local children when it hosts the 15th annual Charity Classic Gala and Golf Tournament on October 28 and 29. Proceeds from the event will benefit Barbaras Friends The Childrens Hospital Cancer Fund. The organization, which has been raising funds for children in the Southwest Florida community for many years, upped the ante last year when the members committed to raise $500,000 for The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida Gift Of A Lifetime Capital Campaign within the next five years. Since its inception in 1998, the Charity Classic has raised over $1.12 million for children in Lee and Collier counties. This two-day event, which kicks off Sunday evening at Grey Oaks County Club in Naples, provides an opportunity for the host clubs to showcase their capabilities. As such, guests should expect a superb presentation of heavy hors doeuvres and cocktails, entertainment, and live and silent auctions. The event continues Monday morning with a golf tournament at West Bay Beach and Golf Club in Estero. The tournament features a shotgun start and includes a continental breakfast and on-course refreshments. Cocktails, hors doeuvres and awards will be presented following play. Golf and Gala ticket packages include eight gala tickets and a golf foursome for $1,600. Individual gala tickets are $100 per person. The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida Gift Of A Lifetime Capital Campaign seeks to raise $125 million for construction of a new state-of-the-art pediatric medical facility on the grounds of HealthPark Medical Center in South Fort Myers. The new facility will house 128 beds (with expansion capabilities to 160 beds) and many new specialty services to help treat and heal the most critically ill children and their families. The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida is the only comprehensive childrens hospital between St. Petersburg and Miami. The hospital serves children and their families from Lee, Collier, Hendry, Charlotte and Glades counties. To donate auction items, purchase gala tickets or register for the tournament, contact Lori Cook North at 287-0780 or lori@eventfulinc.com, or visit www.cmaacharityclassic.com. Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER OCTOBER 12, 201222 Food Bank Gets Support From Recycling Event The Harry Chapin Food Bank received 141 pounds of nonperishable food and $50 (translating into $300 worth of food products) from the Paul Mitchell Green Teams Recycling & Hair Fashion event on September 15. The school, located at 9941 Interstate Commerce Drive in Fort Myers, recycled objects for designing hair and wardrobes. Models, refreshments and ideas followed their theme of Its Hip To Be Green. The Harry Chapin Food Bank solicits, collects and stores quality food for distribution to families in need through a network of 160 nonprofit agencies in Lee, Collier, Hendry, Charlotte and Glades counties that provide food to more than 30,000 people monthly. For additional information about or to contribute financially to the Harry Chapin Food Bank, call 334-7007 or visit www. harrychapinfoodbank.org. At the Paul Mitchell Green Teams Recycling & Hair Fashion Show are Johnathan Elliott, facility supervisor, and daymakers Heather DiMeo, Destiny Ellis, Michael Krug, Annalisa McCook, Francesca Iannotta and DeShay Boyd Uncommon Friends Foundation Recognizes Outstanding TeachersFour individuals were recognized for their outstanding curriculum expertise by the Uncommon Friends Foundation during the annual Uncommon Evening. Melody Hazeltine of Port Charlotte, Ana Del Moral of Miami, Amy Rothenberg of Fort Myers and Adam Ryansburger of Naples converted the foundations character education curriculum into a smart-board format available for downloading from the foundations website, www.uncommonfriends.org. The four teachers become a part of the Champion Teachers for the foundation. The Uncommon Friends Foundation, a not for profit 501(c)3 organization established in 1993, is dedicated to lifelong character building among todays youth and business leaders. Its mission is to promote character education in schools, business ethics in the workplace and historic preservation of the Burroughs Home and James Newton Archives. For more information, call 337-9505 or visit www.uncommonfriends,org. From left, Melody Hazeltine, Ana Del Moral, Amy Rothernberg and Adam Ryansburger Jim Nathan To Visit Shell PointThe Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point Retirement Community welcomes Jim Nathan, the Lee Memorial Health System president and CEO, who will offer a presentation regarding Healthcare Implications and Challenges for Southwest Florida. This event, free and open to the public, will take place on Monday, October 29 at 7 p.m. in the Village Church Auditorium on The Island at Shell Point. This topic is highly politicized, fragmented, expensive and at times elusive. We are honored to have Mr. Nathan visit Shell Point to speak about healthcare and how it impacts the residents of Shell Point and Southwest Florida, said Teri Kollath, manager of The Academy. Nathan will share his perspective on the complexities of healthcare and how they impact Southwest Florida. He will also share current national political activities and their healthcare implications. Nathan served as Lee Memorial Health System president from 1982 through 1997, and again as president/CEO since 2000. For questions related to this free event, call 489-8472 or visit www.shellpoint.org. Jim Nathan Edison State To Host Open House On October 15Edison State College is hosting a college-wide Open House from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, October 15. During the Open House only, the application fee is being waived. The event is free and open to all current and prospective students at each of the colleges campuses and center. The event will be held at the following Edison State College locations: Fort Myers Campus: Taeni Hall, Building S Naples Campus: Building M Punta Gorda Campus: Building J LaBelle Center: Building A During the Open House, students can learn more about financial aid, academic advising, career services, admissions processes and student life. There will be giveaways, games and music. Pre-registration is encouraged and can be completed online at www.edison.edu/ openhouse. Social Media Program At Beach ChamberIs your business up to date with social media? Social media is becoming an essential part of success in the business world today and in our everyday lives. More and more businesses are realizing that a major portion of their business can be derived through social media. The Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce is offering a threehour program, Using Social Media To Build Your Business, on Tuesday, October 23 from 9 a.m. to noon. The program will be held at the Beach Chamber, 17200 San Carlos Blvd. in Fort Myers Beach. The cost for attending is $20. Florida Gulf Coast University Small Business Development Center presenters for the program are Ingrid Molina and Javier Fuller. They will discuss why businesses should be utilizing social media, which social media is most relevant to individual businesses, social media etiquette, and how to build a contact list. Advance registration is required and may be made by calling 745-3700 or going online at www.sbdcseminars.org. Email your editorial copy to: press@riverweekly.com


23 THE RIVER OCTOBER 12, 2012 Dr. DaveBuzzard-Beaterby Dr. Dave HepburnYou cant tickle yourself. We doctors of the medical sort learned that in medical sort school, when we were challenged to try and tickle ourselves. Couldnt do it, so we made the best of it and just started tickling each other. Try it (on yourself). You will not succeed in making yourself laugh, unless you happen to glance in a mirror while inhaling copious amounts of nitrous oxide. That often works, as we doctors of the medical sort happen to know. In a similar vein, even though you breathe your own breath, it may not have the same effect on you that it does on others. You may not wilt, wither and whimper while others downwind of your halitosis hurricane react by turning away or start tickling themselves. Folks, sometimes your breath could knock a buzzard off a honeywagon. We medical sorts know. We have to get up close and intimate with our patients to peer in your peepers or glance up your nostrils and when bad breath is involved, this is an unpleasant experience... or so my patients tell me. Halitosis, a word actually coined by Listerine Inc. in the 1920s. Hey boys, lets develop a disease, give it a little osis at the end and then cure it. Well make a mint, so to speak! Great idea Hal, what should we call it? I used to love shag as a kid. Long before Austin Powers, shag carpets were groovy and were of colours that I believe have now been banned in North America. My mother hated these carpets, knowing that they housed the likes of large dirt particles, a grow-op or possibly Jimmy Hoffa. Something would drop into the shag, never to be seen again. Often it would be hidden by something else that dropped into the shag on top of it, never to be seen again. What causes halitosis? Your filthy mouth specifically, your dirty tongue. More specifically, the shaggy part of your tongue at the back. The front of your tongue is relatively smooth, smoother if youve just burnt it on your wifes new French onion soup o death recipe. It gets a little less rough in the middle, but the back of the tongue is a virtual forest of papillae, hair-like projections that grow off our tongue and whose sole purpose is to remove unwanted buzzards from nearby honeywagons. Like a shag carpet, the back of our tongue can hide many of the 600 different types of bacteria our mouth houses, including the 20 or so nasty anaerobes, whose sulfur emissions are in fact responsible for halitosis. The anaerobes sink deep into the shag and then get protected there by a coating of mucous, more bacteria and that scalding cheese from the French onion soup o death. To make matters worse, the long papillae in the back of the tongue fold over, like a bad combover, and further protect these nasty anaerobes. Being anaerobes, oxygen kills them, but in the back of the tongue, protected by a lovely layer of mucous and stuff, the anaerobes whoop it up, have a party and release sulphur, which you in turn pass on to the doctors sensitive nostril as he peers into your eye trying to save your life or whatever. Three steps to be rid of halitosis: First, give your tongue a haircut. Really. A tongue scraper or even an inverted spoon scraped along the back of the tongue will help unfold and trim those long papillae. Then, open up the hairs and remove the upper layer of mucous and stuff with a tongue brush, not a toothbrush (which is not fine enough). Finally, kill the bacteria and/or neutralize the sulphur compounds by means of something like half-strength hydrogen peroxide (which does both) or even Listerine, a good probiotic gum, chlorine dioxide (which sounds evil, but is very effective if you can get it) or even added oxygen in the form of a spray. To anaerobes, oxygen is a killer, much like to a doctor, your breath can be. So if you normally have buzzard-beater breath, then try and fix it before you breathe on your doctor next time. Hell be tickled you did. 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. deaRPharmacistErases Your Wrinkles And Much Moreby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: A friend of mine suggested that I get more vitamin A to help my immune system. Ive always heard that vitamin D is better. Do you think thats a good idea? PK, Rockwall, Texas Yes, just keep in mind that vitamin A is not the be-all and end-all for immunity. You need adequate supplies of all vitamins and minerals to keep your immune system in tip-top shape which will prepare you for the upcoming cold and flu season. Vitamin A helps maintain the integrity of your skin and mucous membranes, both of which serve as first line protective barriers against the invasion of bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites. When you have a runny nose, you assume its the vengeance of your cold. Yeah, I know its unpleasant, but making mucous is a natural part of fighting infections. Mucous membranes line your nose, throat, intestines and vagina. When those body parts lack a thick, slimy layer of mucous protection, youre a sitting duck for infections. There are numerous studies that show As profound effect on immunity, particularly Rheumatoid arthritis. In the July 2012 issue of the Journal of Immunology, researchers found that vitamin A could suppress formation of a pain-causing compound (Interleukin-17) and simultaneously reduce antibodies that attack your joints and collagen. Adequate supplies of vitamin A also support healthy DNA, so in this regard, it may help reduce ones risk for free radical damage, which is associated with a higher risk of cancer. There are studies supporting As anti-cancer benefits. Vitamin A supports eyesight, especially your nighttime vision. A is fabulous for skin, and can help clear up acne. The drug Retin-A is based upon a vitamin A derivative, and dermatologists frequently prescribe it for blackheads, whiteheads and cystic acne. Vitamin A boosts collagen formation; collagen keeps your skin firm and springy, so you might say this nutrient erases wrinkles. The Daily Reference Intake for vitamin A is 5,000 IUs daily, but you may need more, like 15,000 to 25,000 IUs, if you take a drug mugger, for example, a fat-blocking supplement or drug, acidreducing medications or mineral oil. You could eat your way to sufficient levels of vitamin A if you consume a lot of meat, cheese and milk. Plant foods contain beta-carotene, and if youre in good health, your body will convert this to vitamin A without ever putting you at risk for toxicity. You get beta-carotene (and other healthy carotenoids) from carrots, red peppers, spinach, tomatoes and pumpkins. Its a good idea to educate yourself about what vitamins and minerals can do for your body, and how to make sure you get enough of each nutrient to support healing and hopefully protect against disease. One of the best sources I keep in my library is the book NutriCures by Alice Feinstein, available through most major bookstores and online. This information is not intended to treat, cure or diagnose your condition. Suzy Cohen is the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and is a registered pharmacist. To contact her, visit www. dearpharmacist.com. Mom And Me by Lizzie and PryceLizzie and Pryce answer your questions and give advice about aging concerns from a two-generational perspective. A mother and daughter team, Lizzie is a retired RN and health educator, and Pryce is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice who specializes in the care of elders and people with chronic illnesses. Dear Mom & Me, My husband has been an active alcoholic for years. The children and I have suffered dreadfully through job losses, car accidents, loss of friends and a tension filled home. I attended therapy groups and so did the children. Finally, my husband could not deny his condition any longer; he went to detox and also went to a self-help therapy group. He is now much better, but we are all worn out from all of his abuse and our deprivation. I have a stress-related illness and the children do not have the confidence and self esteem they should have because of his abuse. Suddenly, now that he is so much better and on his way to recovery, he has told me he wants out of this dysfunctional family. He is filing for divorce and plans to marry a woman he has met at his therapy group, start a new life on the other side of the country, and for me not to count on getting any support for myself or the family. After all the sacrifices we have made for him, it is very hard for us not to be very angry. What would you suggest we do? Janet Dear Janet, I have several suggestions for you. Inquire around and go to the best attorney in your area who is familiar with the problems related to alcoholism. Few marriages can survive the ravages of active alcoholism. Many people die from the effects of alcoholism and they have never had a single drink. Families can be destroyed and the emotional effects can go from generation to generation unless therapy is introduced to help relieve future problems. Alcoholics seem to be a very self centered group and they only think of their own needs with no consideration for the needs of others (their wives, their husbands, their children, their friends and co-workers). If you can get some private therapy it can be helpful, but continue to go to Alanon (a therapy group for those closely involved with alcoholics) and have your children to continue to go to Alateen,continued on page 25 Send your editorial copy to:press@islandsunnews.com


THE RIVER OCTOBER 12, 201224 Beach Chamber Holds October Business Card Exchange EventThe Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce held its monthly Business Card Exchange on October 3 at Perkins Restaurant on San Carlos Blvd. and Summerlin Road. Members had the chance to exchange business cards and get acquainted with representatives and members of the chamber. The Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce represents more than 400 local businesses, working to promote a positive business climate in the Fort Myers Beach area by providing networking opportunities, community events and tourist information. For more information about the chamber, call 454-7500 or visit www. FortMyersBeachChamber.org. Pictured at the October 3 Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerces Business Card Exchange are, from left, Lim Lambeth, A Better Bug Man; hostess Kitty Yacks; John Cavada, Gavins Ace Hardware; Cindi DAndrea, Chamber Sales Representative; and Chamber President Bud Nocera Bill Fagan, SPD Solutions, and Sandy Lepley, Century 21 Tripower, were among the participants at the Beach Chamber Business Card Exchange at Perkins Restaurant Joyce Jacobs, Harry Chapin Food Bank; Chamber Ambassadors Eric Tibbs, Edward Jones; and Barbara Farrell, Iberia Bank, exchanged business cards on October 3 at Perkins Restaurant Boy Scouts To Honor Beckwith As Distinguished Citizen Of 2012Samira K. Beckwith, president and CEO of Hope HealthCare Services, has been named the 2012 Distinguished Citizen of the Year by the Southwest Florida Council, Boy Scouts of America. The award will be presented at a gala community event, which will include a silent auction, scheduled for Tuesday, November 20 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs. The Distinguished Citizen Good Scout Award, presented each year in Southwest Florida since 1991, recognizes individuals who have rendered outstanding service to the community, state or nation. Former honorees include George Sanders, Jim Newton, Jody Hendry, Miles Schofield, Leo Wotitzky, T. Wayne Miller, Dr. Abbott Kagan, Chet Perry, Congressman Connie Mack, Congressman Porter Goss, Dr. David Brown III, David Lucas, Gary Trippe, Steve Shimp, Dr. W. Bernard Lester, Lou and Steve Pontius, Rusty Whitley, Dr. Kenneth Walker, Dudley Goodlette, Jeff Kottkamp, Joe Catti, Sam Galloway Jr. and Jim Nathan. Throughout her career, Samira Beckwith has epitomized the extraordinary integrity, service to community, and impeccable character that this award is intended to recognize, said Gary Trippe, co-chairman of the Distinguished Citizen Committee for the Southwest Florida Council. Samira and her organization have a profound impact on individuals and families every day. She is a terrific role model for todays youth. Beckwith joined Hope HealthCare Services in 1991, when the local hospice provider served fewer than 100 patients a day. Today, Hope cares for nearly 2,000 individuals in six counties every day, with a diverse range of programs and services, four state-of-the art inpatient facilities, numerous satellite offices, four PACE Centers, a staff of more than 1,000 and an active base of more than 1,200 volunteers. Beckwith earned her bachelor and masters degrees at The Ohio State University, where she received the Alumni Associations highest honor, the Medalist Award, in 2009. While in graduate school, Beckwith who immigrated with her parents to the U. S. from Lebanon when she was 5 years old was diagnosed with Hodgkins disease. It was during her medical treatment that Beckwith dedicated her life to helping others live a better life, even during serious illness. Throughout her career, Beckwith has served in leadership positions on the local, state and national levels, participating in public policy development and lending expertise on legislative issues. Beckwith has served both Gov. Jeb Bush and Gov. Rick Scott in health care leadership roles and currently serves as a national director for the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, chair of the board for the National Hospice Foundation and founding president of the Florida PACE Association. The Distinguished Citizen Good Scout Award ceremony brings together civicminded individuals and business leaders from throughout the Southwest Florida community in an event that recognizes and celebrates the importance of scouting in guiding and developing todays youth. Platinum, Golden and Silver Eagle corporate sponsorships are available, which provide reserved seating and recognition in the printed program. For sponsorship opportunities, table reservations and individual ticket purchases, contact the Southwest Florida Council, Boy Scouts of America, in Fort Myers at 936-8072 or www.swflcouncilbsa.org. Hospital Board Candidates At GOP LuncheonCandidates for the Lee Memorial Hospital Board Districts 3 and 5 will be featured during the Fort Myers Republican Womens Club monthly luncheon program on Tuesday, October 16. The candidates will have an opportunity to present their qualifications and how they plan to represent the county if elected. The audience will have an opportunity to ask specific questions for each of the candidates. The public is invited to attend the luncheon and candidate forum, held at The Helm Club, The Landings in South Fort Myers. A social hour begins at 11:15 a.m. The noon lunch, business meeting and candidate forum will follow. The luncheon cost is $16. Reservations are required by Thursday, October 11 and may be made by contacting Tina Laurie at 489-4701. The Fort Myers Republican Womens Club is affiliated with the Florida Federation of Republican Women and the National Federation of Republican Women. Additional information about the club may be obtained by contacting the president, Gaile Anthony, at 292-5212. Samira K. Beckwith


Mutual Of Omaha Bank Employees Assist Childrens Advocacy CenterEmployees from Mutual of Omaha Bank in Fort Myers recently participated in a United Way Day Of Caring project for Childrens Advocacy Center, a United Way partner agency. The Mutual of Omaha Bank volunteers helped by assembling Comfort Kits for the children and families of the Childrens Advocacy Center. The Childrens Advocacy Center is a crisis center that helps sexually and physically abused children. The mission of the agency is to improve the lives of children and their families through a coordinated response to child abuse and neglect. When children come to the agency, they are often without clothes and personal care items. Mutual of Omaha Bank employees assembled 225 comfort kits that contained soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo and sunscreen for the children. John Fritts, Fort Myers market president of Mutual of Omaha Bank and a past United Way campaign chair and board chair, stated We are honored to partner with the United Way to provide much needed support to the Childrens Advocacy Center, a long time United Way partner agency. Our hope is that the children served by this exceptional agency receive full benefit of the supplies we delivered. We really appreciate all that the folks from Mutual of Omaha Bank are doing to help people in our community said Cliff Smith, president, United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades. Children in crisis frequently come to the Childrens Advocacy with only the clothes on their backs. These comfort kits will mean a lot to children who are away from home and under stress. The United Ways Days of Caring is a year-round program that connects businesses with nonprofit agencies in need of assistance. Businesses have many choices as they select projects as needed by the agencies, including the type of project, location in our community, degree of physical labor and time commitment. For more information, call 433-2000. Mutual of Omaha Bank employees assembling comfort kits for children at Childrens Advocacy Center. Pictured from left is Jacques Gonzalez, Matt Ramsey, Jeff Pringle and David Collins Cash For Candy CampaignTo celebrate National Orthodontic Month in October, Dr. Michele Laboda, DMD and Dr. Van R. Speas, DDS, of Gulf Coast Orthodontics have announced their annual Halloween Cash For Candy Campaign to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. Gulf Coast Orthodontics will pay trick or treaters cash for their Halloween candy as a way to promote a healthy holiday and support the fight against juvenile diabetes. Children will receive $1 per pound of Halloween candy, up to a 10-pound limit. Gulf Coast Orthodontics will match each dollar in a donation to support Juvenile Diabetes. Children can bring wrapped Halloween candy to Gulf Coast Orthodontics main office, located at 14361 Metropolis Avenue, Suite 1 in Fort Myers, during normal business hours between Thursday, November 1 and Wednesday, November 7. The candy will be weighed at the office and the kids will be given cash on the spot. The candy will be donated to the Harry Chapin Food Bank. Halloween is typically a time when kids eat too many sweets, which can lead to dental cavities, breakage of orthodontic appliances and juvenile diabetes. This event gives parents an easy way to get Halloween candy away from their kids and control how much of the sweet treats they consume at one time. The annual Cash for Candy Campaign gives us the opportunity to educate kids and parents on the importance of good oral health and nutrition, said Dr. Laboda. With childhood obesity and juvenile diabetes still on the rise in the United States, we are pleased to once again offer the candy buyback program in the community in support of Juvenile Diabetes. Last year, Gulf Coast Orthodontics collected more than 200 pounds of Halloween candy and donated more than $400 to Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. Giving parents and children the incentive to get the sweets out of the house is one step closer to better health, added Dr. Speas. From page 23Mom And Mewhich is a special group for children of alcoholics. Good luck. Lizzie Dear Janet, Get yourself the best attorney in town. It is just so much garbage that your soonto-be former husband thinks he can skip town with another woman and live happily ever after without upholding his current responsibilities. To me, his boasting of not to count on getting any support are the words of a dry drunk. A dry drunk is similar to an active drunk. And drunks do not make for good family members. Get a good attorney, develop a good support system and move on with your life. You never know what health and happiness is out there for you and your family. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships Receives Community Foundation GrantsThe Southwest Florida Community Foundation awarded Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships (HTAP) a Community Impact Grant on September 19. This grant will fund the creation of a new human trafficking program designed as a collaborative effort among HTAP, ACT and Catholic Charities. The Point of Contact/Point of Rescue program will train business owners and employees to recognize possible victims of human trafficking who may come into their restaurants, gas stations, malls, fast food chains, etc. The program will teach employees how to seek appropriate help for the possible victims. The funding provided by the Southwest Florida Community Foundation will be used to develop training and rescue protocol and to provide immediate victim care at the point of rescue by law enforcement and human service personnel. A unique and identifiable logo will be displayed at the establishments which have been properly trained under the Point of Contact/Point of Rescue protocol. This logo will indicate that the establishment is a point of contact between victims and the network of services which have been set up for victims. The goal is to increase the number of identified and rescued victims of human trafficking in Southwest Florida and provide these individuals the care and services they desperately need. The Southwest Florida Community Foundation also provided funding earlier in the year to equip HTAPs new office in Fort Myers, which was opened thanks to a donated lease by the Harper McNew Development Corporation. HTAP, which was founded on Sanibel in 2006 by former Sanibel mayor Nola Theiss, has created human trafficking awareness and provided education and training to over 19,000 people around the United States. Many of the programs developed by HTAP for use in Lee County have been adapted and adopted by community coalitions around the country and overseas. For further information about Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships, visit www.humantraffickingawareness.org and to learn about its youth prevention program ARTREACH, go to www.htapARTREACH.org or call 415-2635. 25 THE RIVER OCTOBER 12, 2012


PUZZLE ANSWERS My Stars FOR WEEK OF OCTOBER 15, 2012ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You might feel compelled to get involved on the right side of a seemingly unfair fight. But appearances can be deceptive. Get the facts before going forth into the fray. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Bullying others into agreeing with your position could cause resentment. Instead, persuade them to join you by making your case on a logical point-by-point basis. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Resist pushing for a workplace decision you might feel is long overdue. Your impatience could backfire. Meanwhile, focus on that stillunsettled personal situation. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your aspects favor doing something different. You might decide to redecorate your home, or take a trip somewhere youve never been, or even change your hairstyle. LEO (July 23 to August 22) You might want to take a break from your busy schedule to restore your energy levels. Use this less-hectic time to also reassess your plans and make needed changes. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) What you like to think of as determination might be seen by others as nothing more than stubbornness. Try to be more flexible if you hope to get things resolved. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Watch that you dont unwittingly reveal work-related information to the wrong person. Best to say nothing until you get official clearance to open up. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) With things settling down at work or at home, you can now take on a new challenge without fear of distraction. Be open to helpful suggestions from colleagues. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Your creativity can help resolve an emotional situation that might otherwise get out of hand. Continue to be your usual caring, sensitive self. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) You could impress a lot of influential people with the way you untangle a few knotty problems. Meanwhile, a colleague is set to share some welcome news. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Aspects favor recharging your social life and meeting new people. Its also a good time to renew friendships that might be stagnating due to neglect on both sides. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Congratulations. Your talent for working out a highly technical problem earns you welldeserved praise. The weekend could bring news about a friend or relative. BORN THIS WEEK: Your sense of justice makes you a strong advocate for the rights of people and animals alike. On Oct. 18, 1767, Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon complete their survey of the boundary between the colonies of Pennsylvania and Maryland, as well as areas that would become Delaware and West Virginia. The Mason-Dixon line created the boundary at a northern latitude of 39 degrees and 43 minutes. On Oct. 21, 1797, the USS Constitution, a 44-gun U.S. Navy frigate built to fight Barbary pirates off the coast of Tripoli, is launched in Boston Harbor. During the War of 1812, the Constitution won its enduring nickname Old Ironsides after witnesses claimed that the British shots merely bounced off the Constitutions sides. On Oct. 19, 1931, David Cornwell, later known as spy novelist John le Carre, is born in Poole, England. He published his first spy novel, Call for the Dead, in 1961. The novel, like his second, A Murder of Quality (1962), featured spy George Smiley. On Oct. 15, 1946, Herman Goering, commander in chief of the Luftwaffe and head of the Gestapo, dies by his own hand. He was found guilty at Nuremberg and committed suicide by swallowing a cyanide tablet he had hidden from his guards. On Oct. 20, 1968, 21-year-old Oregonian Dick Fosbury wins gold medal and sets an Olympic record when he highjumps 7 feet, 4 1/4 inches at the Mexico City Games. It was the international debut of Fosburys unique jumping style, known as the Fosbury Flop, which, according to one journalist, looked like a guy falling off the back of a truck. On Oct. 17, 1973, the Arab-dominated Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) announces a decision to cut oil exports to the United States. In December, a full oil embargo was imposed, prompting a serious energy crisis and gasoline rationing in the United States. On Oct. 16, 1987, 18-month-old Jessica McClure is rescued after being trapped for 58 hours in an abandoned water well in Midland, Texas. McClure had fallen through the 8-inch-wide opening of an abandoned well in the backyard of her aunts home daycare center. After dropping about 22 feet into the well, the little girl became stuck. It was beloved American actress Katharine Hepburn who made the following sage observation: If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased. Half of the Earths surface is covered by the Pacific Ocean. Need more evidence that portion sizes in America are getting larger? In the 1964 edition of the iconic Joy of Cooking, a recipe for chocolate chip cookies was said to yield 45 servings. When the cookbooks 1997 edition was published, the same recipe was said to yield 36 servings. The original name of the city of Melbourne, Australia, was Batmania. In the original calculations made by NASA experts, a landing on the moon was thought to have only a 5 percent chance of success. In rural Wisconsin in 1921, two thirdgrade students in a one-room schoolhouse became sweethearts. At the end of the school year, Lorraine Beatty and Mac McKitrick lost touch with each other. This story would be unremarkable, except for what happened 87 years later. In 2009, their brothers, who had become friends, brought the couple back together again. Shortly thereafter, the couple married and moved in with each other in a retirement home. The 12th president of the United States, Zachary Taylor, let his horse graze on the White House lawn. The oldest government building in the country actually predates the nation: The Palace of the Governors in Santa Fe, N.M., was built in 1610. Youth is like having a big plate of candy. Sentimentalists think they want to be in the pure, simple state they were in before they ate the candy. They dont. They just want the fun of eating it all over again. -F. Scott Fitzgerald DID YOU KNOW 1. MOVIES: Who played the male lead in the movie musical Grease? 2. GEOGRAPHY: Luzon is the main island of which nation? 3. HISTORY: When was the Sherman Antitrust Act approved? 4. TELEVISION: Which 1980s comedy show featured a character named Reverend Jim? 5. FAMOUS QUOTATIONS: What 20th-century American writer and monk said, Every moment and every event of every mans life on earth plants something in his soul? 6. MUSIC: What was the nationality of composer Franz Liszt? 7. U.S. STATES: Which states nickname is The North Star State? 8. THEATER: Which play featured the song Food, Glorious Food? 9. MONEY: What is the basic currency of Albania? 10. U.S. PRESIDENTS: Which president once said that the United States never had to put up a wall to keep our people in? TRIVIA TEST 1. John Travolta 2. Philippines 3. 1890 4. Taxi 5. Thomas Merton 6. Hungarian 7. Minnesota 8. Oliver! 9. The lek 10. John F. Kennedy. ANSWERS THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY SPORTS QUIZ 1. Name the only French-born pitcher to toss a no-hitter in the major leagues. 2. In the 12 World Series from 2000 through 2011, how many have included at least one team from Texas, California or New York? 3. How many times have the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers met in the playoffs? 4. What school has been to the most NCAA Tournaments in mens basketball without winning a championship? 5. When was the last time the NHL regular-season conference champions met in the Stanley Cup Finals? 6. Jimmie Johnson tied a record in 2012 for most NASCAR Cup wins at Dover (seven). Who else has seven? 7. Who was the last British mens tennis player before Andy Murray in 2012 to reach the final of the Wimbledon mens singles?1. Charlie Lea of the Montreal Expos did it in 1981. 2. Eight of the 12. 3. Twice -1941 and 2010. 4. Notre Dame, with 32 appearances. 5. It was 2001 (New Jersey and Colorado). 6. Richard Petty and Bobby Allison. 7. Bunny Austin, in 1938. ANSWERSTHE RIVER OCTOBER 12, 201226 MOTOR


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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 12, 201230 Hello, my name is Monte and I am a 6-yearold neutered male brown and white labrador mix. Im a handsome boy with beautiful blue eyes who loves to give kisses. I already know how to walk on a leash and some other commands like sit, plus I can learn lots more since Im a good listener and very attentive. I would love to be a lap dog... even though Im a little big! My adoption fee is $12.50 during Animal Services Dogtober Adoption Special (regularly $25). Hello, our names are Ernie and Hemi. We are both 3 month old male flame point Siamese mixes. Im Ernie and the first thing you should know about us is that we are adorable and inquisitive. Weve been in a foster home since we were just 3 weeks old and would love to be adopted together. Although Ernest Hemingway is our namesake, only Hemi is an actual Hemingway cat, meaning that he has six toes on his paws. Hemi also has a bobbed tail. Our adoption fee is $37.50 during Animal Services Dogtober Adoption Special (regularly $75). Remember, we are two-for-one, so you can adopt us both for $37.50. 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. Ernie ID# 546463 and Hemi ID# 539465 Monte ID# 529106 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. #3110Quaint 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 $275,000. Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632. #3139Every 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. SUNDIAL G-201 Enjoy Gulf Views with your morning coffee! Very nicely appointed with king bed in the master suite, 2 full beds in the guest room and a pull out couch. Newer upgrades in the kitchen include, raised panel cabinetry, tray/crown moulding ceiling and solid surface counter tops with integrated sink. Offered for $539,000 Contact Brian Murty 239/565-1272.SUNDIAL SPECIAL 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. STYLE & SOPHISTICATIONAn exquisite property cascading across 102 ft Gulf front & adding to this vision is the grassy lawn anchored with trees. Distributed over three levels, this well organized custom design clearly defines entertainment indoors & outdoors. On entering the residence the decorative foyer leads past the sweeping staircase into open, yet intimate living spaces with soaring ceilings, sculpture floor covering, and a versatile floor plan to create a feeling & experience unsurpassed in taste & refinement. Serene pool, spa, gulf breezes & idyllic lifestyle promise the most rejuvenating moments. Offered for $5,990,000. Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632.BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME IN GULF RIDGEBeautifully vegetated lot very close to beach in prestigious Gulf Ridge. Last lot on right before Joewood, with adjacent community pool and tennis. Just steps from deeded beach access. Over one acre of land. Offered for $425,000 Contact Loretta Geiger 239/980-2298.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 $495,500 Contact Connie Walters Ms Listr 239/841-4540 or Tracy Walters Mr. Listr 239/994-7975. MAGNIFICENT GULF FRONT HOME WITH PANORAMIC VIEWSAbsolutely gorgeous Gulf Front home with expansive views. Enjoy magnificent sunsets from the vanishing edge raised pool, surrounded by lush tropical vegetation. Only the finest amenities used in this home with gourmet kitchen, wine room, Travertine flooring, granite, extensive molding work, oak flooring, private elevator, detailed beamed ceilings, fireplace, paver stones, outdoor kitchen with additional fireplace, pass thru pantry and many more extras. This home is truly exceptional and must be seen. Offered for $5,349,000. Contact Ralph Galietti 239/826-5897 or Cathy Galietti 239/826 -5807. ISLAND BEACH CLUBQuiet, well maintained, contemporary 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo located on the desirable west end. Views of the Gulf from kitchen and living room. Updated and ready to be enjoyed. Offered fully furnished for $539,000. Contact Connie Walters Ms Listr 239/841-4540 or Tracy Walters Mr. Listr/ 994-7975.CROWN COLONYThis 2 level Kingfisher has been modified from 4 bedrooms to 2 master suites and a guest room. Upstairs master can be reconfigured to 2 bedroom layout. Pool and spa overlook lake with Southern exposure. This home is totally complete. Beautifully finished and furnished. Furniture is included (with few personal exceptions) and golf membership transfer is included but not required. There are too many details & extras to list, so call to see it soon! Offered for $429,000 Contact Larry Hahn 239/898-8789. CROWN COLONYFantastic Lake View in the prestigious Crown Colony Golf & Country Club. This Heron model has so many options, the best may be the greatly expanded pool and deck area with a commanding long view of the lake with a sunset view. Location is always important, and this house really delivers. More options include stainless kitchen, custom coffered ceiling treatments, custom fans, built-in wood cabinets for the office/3rd br, built in custom entertainment center in living room with large screen HDTV, satellite dish and built-in surround audio system that stays. The very large pool with spa has both solar and electric heater. Electric shutters at front and rear entries. Offered for $389,500. Contact Larry Hahn at 239/898-8789. JONATHAN HARBOUR BAY FRONT BUILDING SITE17059 Marina Cove Lane This lot has a great dock system with a lift and deep water, electric and water on dock. 140 feet of water frontage and only 10 minutes by water to the Gulf. Private gated community with pool, tennis, and clubhouse. Custom blueprints available for a home if purchaser is interested. Offered for $625,000 Contact Ralph or Cathy Galietti 239/826-5897 or 239/828-5807. THE RIVER OCTOBER 12, 201232