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FREETake Me Home VOL. 11, NO. 42 OCTOBER 26, 2012From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Great Books: A Visual Translation Exhibit To Open The Southwest Florida Craft Guild will open its 2012-13 season, and its 36th year, at the Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center with Great Books: A Visual Translation exhibit. The artists will all be Southwest Florida Craft Guild members and the exhibit will be juried and judged. An opening reception will be held during downtowns Art Walk on Friday, November 2 from 6 to 10 p.m., at which time awards will be presented. The exhibit runs from November 2 to 15. The Davis Art Center is located at 2301 First Street in downtown Fort Myers. The Craft Guild will be showcasing art work in the media of clay, wood, stone, continued on page 17Chapel By The Sea Concert With Priscila Navarrosubmitted by Dorothy Rodwell The first concert in the 2012-13 Chapel by the Sea Presbyterian Church Concert Series on Fort Myers Beach will be held on Sunday, November 4. Acclaimed pianist Priscila Navarro, an 18-year-old junior at the Bower School of Music at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, will present a mixed concert which includes works of Chopin and Liszt beginning at 2 p.m. Navarro is a piano performance major studying with Dr. Michael Baron. She performs solo recitals, major chamber works and a large selection of concerti with orchestras throughout North and South America and Europe. Beginning her piano studies at the age of nine at the National Conservatory of Music of Peru, she received the academic excellence award there for six years and first place in her level of studies. In addition, she is the current winner of the BIG ARTS Kenneth L. Nees Classical Music Scholarship of $5,000 as the finest student musician in the state of Florida. In 2011, Navarro won the South American Chopin Competition in which she competed against pianists up to the age of 30 in South America. As part of her prize, she studied for two summers at the Warsaw Conservatory in Poland and was presented in solo recitals at major venues in Warsaw. As the winner of the International Chopin Competition of Texas, she will perform at Carnegie Hall in a solo piano debut on March 7. Chapel by the Sea Presbyterian Church is located in the 2500 block of Estero Boulevard in Fort Myers Beach. Call 4633173 for more information. Admission is a free will offering. Edison & Ford Winter Estates Quilt ShowThis Saturday, October 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Edison & Ford Winter Estates will host the oneday annual outdoor exhibit, the annual Clothesline Quilt Show, Airing of the Quilts. The show includes both handmade art contemporary quilts as well as historic quilts from the collections of the Edison Ford. A separate ticket is available for $5 and is free to Edison Ford members and members of the Southwest Florida Quilters Guild. To add to the nostalgia of the outdoor quilt show, there will be antique cars on display and live period music performed. Actors portraying the Edisons and the Fords will be on hand to greet visitors. Historically, an airing or display of the quilts was an ordinary part of life when blankets and textiles were moved outdoors to air and freshen up before the cold winter months. Edison Ford has been fortunate to not only assemble a small collection of historic quilts but also to engage the members of the Southwest Florida Quilters Guild, who will join in by airing and exhibiting their collection of handmade contemporary, traditional and historical quilts. Members of the guild as continued on page 9 Last years Airing of the Quilts at the Edison & Ford Winter EstatesArts For ACT Gallery Exhibit, Artists Reception Arts for ACT Gallery, located at 2265 First Street in downtown Fort Myers, will hold a reception on Friday, November 2 from 6 to 10 p.m. for Art Walk. This month, ACT Gallery will feature A Quick Recap, a retrospective of culturally significant works from two generations, artist Tiit Baquero and daughter Kalon Baquero. Father and daughter will transform ACTs main gallery room into a place of earthy discovery. The exhibit will be a celebration of nature, humanity and the cultural innovation. In a world of chaos and uncertainty, these two artists will bring hope, confidence and the vigor necessary to overcome the challenges of a modern day world. Included in this exhibition are the narrative and works of Tiit Baqueros Homage to the Orange River Valley, 1982 and Earth Gallery One, 1990, histories deeply significant to a critical role for the arts and to Lee County history itself. Kalon Baquero will revisit her 2005 Data-A installation Inappreciable Realities and the Words that Surround Them. Gallery visitors will become discoverers of the minute flora and fauna that constitute the environments that, in turn, constitute us. Closer looks at these minute beings reveal an inspiring array ofcontinued on page 24 Priscila Navarro Charlotte necklace by Tania Begg Dancing Feet, by John Merchant Marilyn mixed media photography by Jamie Bendala


Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now: Political Trash Piles A Century Agoby Gerri ReavesPolitical trash piles, graveyards, cemeteries or sacrifice sales call them what you will they were a post-election tradition that has vanished from downtown Fort Myers in the last three decades or so. It used to be that wounds were healed and difference glossed over by symbolically burying or disposing of unsuccessful candidates. Signage allowed for some heavy-duty complaining, too, but by and large the displays were harmless and fun-loving in spirit. Around 1911, the political art pictured in the two historic photos were assembled on the riverfront near Hendry Street. Their elaborateness is a testament to the political convictions of their creators. Notations with the series of five photos indicate that these political trash piles followed Fort Myerss 1911 general election on August 1. That was an important election, for the previous April, the town of Fort Myers had been officially incorporated as a city by the State of Florida. Some details gleaned from the photos suggest perhaps a later election. However, the photos clearly date to the 19-teens. Beneath the Political Trash Pile sign is a pile of corpses and a partially readable sign stating my first attempt. Visible in the background is the Lee County Packing Company, which stood on pilings over the Caloosahatchee River at the end of Monroe Street. That facility was said to be the largest of its kind in the world when it opened in November 1910. In those days, fill had not yet extended Bay Street to Monroe. Centennial Park and Edwards Drive were still decades in the future. The other historic photo captures the unsightly riverfront of that era. Not only were ramshackle buildings and piers a problem, but so was river pollution. Perhaps the most striking impression is that the riverfront itself looks a bit like a trash pile. This sloppy state of affairs rankled progressive leaders who wanted a European-style riverwalk for Fort Myers that would run the length of the city, complete with pleasure piers and beautiful landscaping. In this period, the city finally started to get serious and not only clean up the waterfront, but build its first public amenity, a recreation pier at the foot of Fowler Street. Infill would also create the first portion of Bay Street, and a series of seawalls would steadily extend the shoreline. continued on page 6 The downtown riverfront was far from scenic in the 19-teens, but progressive leaders got to work on changing that courtesy of Southwest Florida Historical Society A corpse-strewn political trash pile materialized on the riverfront circa 1911. In the background is the Lee County Packing Company, which opened in November 1910 over the Caloosahatchee River at the end of Monroe Street courtesy of Southwest Florida Historical Society The Riverfront Detention Basin Project is nearing completion, part of it encompassing the site where political trash piles were created about a century ago photo by Gerri Reaves 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 26, 20122


3 THE RIVER OCTOBER 26, 2012 Chef Wagenheim Offers Healthy Meals At The Alliance GreenMarketOn Saturday, October 27, the Alliance for the Arts GreenMarket visitors are invited to sample delicious, organic, hand-crafted meals and treats from Chef Brookes Natural Cafe. Chef Brooke Wagenheim will be cooking onsite, incorporating selected items fresh from the market for patrons to enjoy. Wagenheim is a local chef who has been serving delicious organic meals to a loyal clientele for years. She says that her passion for food began at an early age, when she would visit her grandparents farm and pick fresh berries to create desserts to share with her family during Sunday dinners. Chef Brooke specializes in wholesome muffins, cupcakes and other treats, as well as fresh, well balanced meals. On October 27, she will be serving omelettes, baked goods, raw juices, superfood smoothies, salads and soups, all available for purchase a la carte. The GreenMarket is a space for the community to meet and enjoy live music, gardening and free yoga sessions, all while meeting local growers, bakers and artisans. GreenMarket is an alternative to shopping in mainstream shopping locales. It puts the focus on fresh, local ingredients, and offers visitors a range of fun and engaging activities that entertain, educate and enrich their lives. For more information, contact Santiago De Choch at 939-2787 or greenmarket@ artinlee.org. The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Vendors interact with shoppers at the Alliance for the Arts GreenMarket Chef Brookes cupcakes Haunted Walk Blood DriveLee Memorial Health System Blood Centers will host a blood drive on Saturday, October 27 from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium, 3450 Ortiz Avenue in Fort Myers. All donors will receive $2 off admission to the Calusa Nature Centers Haunted Walk and a Halloween t-shirt. All blood collected remains in the Lee Memorial Health System to serve your community. Lee Memorial Health System uses 800-plus units of blood each week. With both The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida and the only trauma center within a five county area, the need for blood locally remains constant, and needs to be replenished daily. All blood types are currently needed. The requirements to give blood are: Age At least 17 years old (16 with written parental consent) and in good general health. There is no upper age limit. Weight Minimum of 115 pounds. Identification Must provide photo continued on page 15 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! LIVE MUSIC LIVE MUSIC TUESDAY & THURSDA Y TUESDAY & THURSDAY 7-10 7-10 PM PM ROBB BROOKS ROBB BROOKS


THE RIVER OCTOBER 26, 20124 Fort Myers Beach Merchants Present $500 Check To Elementary SchoolMerchants of Fort Myers Beach presented a $500 check to the Fort Myers Beach Elementary School. The check represents this years proceeds from Pirate Fest. 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. Making the presentation to Larry Woods, principal, are Steve DeAngelis and Bonnie Roberts, Fishtale Marina. Also at the check presentation were Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce representatives Norma Jean Pevey; Bill Freeman, owner of SOB Oyster Bar; Tom Kolar, Lighthouse Resort; John Richard, Shipwreck; and Bud Nocera, Chamber presidentHarney Point Kiwanis Sponsors Fall Kids FestivalThe Kiwanis Club of Harney Point in Cape Coral and Cape Coral Parks & Recreation will sponsor the 15th annual KidsFest on Saturday, October 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Jaycee Park, located at 4125 SE 20th Place in Cape Coral. The event is presented by Fox 4 and Burandt, Adamski & Feichthaler Law Firm. KidsFest will feature entertainment throughout the day as well as Halloween costume contests with prizes (11 a.m. and 3 p.m.). Free attractions include pony rides, bungee trampoline, rock climbing wall, bounce house and inflatable slide. A backpack giveaway from the Junior League of Fort Myers will take place during the opening ceremony at 10 a.m. for the first 200 kids. The festival will also offer health and safety information, family-oriented vendors, giveaway items, crafts and food. Admission to KidsFest is free, and parking is available in the park for a suggested donation of $2. Canned food donations are encouraged, and will be collected for the Cape Coral Caring Center. Community Sponsors for the event are Arthur Printing, Bayliner Properties, Junior League of Fort Myers and Cape Coral Kiwanis Club. Harvest Sponsors for the event are Main Street Childrens Dentistry, Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Personal Injury Attorneys, Surfside Dental, CenturyLink, Mike Scott for Sheriff and Cape Coral Municipal Charter Schools. For more information or to become a sponsor for the 15th Annual Fall Kids Festival call Eric Feichthaler of the Harney Point Kiwanis Club at 542-4733 or email Eric@capecoralattorney.com. Also, the Harney Point Kiwanis Club is looking for more service-minded individuals and business professionals who would like to make a direct impact on the community through volunteering. Meetings are held every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at The Dog in Cape Coral. For more details, call 542-4733 or email eric@capecoralattorney.com. Military Appreciation DayIn honor of military troops and their families, the Military Support Program of Lee Memorial Health System will take part in the 1st annual Military Appreciation Day on Saturday, November 3 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at First Christian Church, 2061 McGregor Boulevard. This day is about acknowledging what our veterans have done for us. Its about making sure they have what they need. Its our turn to take care of them, said Kim Gaide, coordinator of the Military Support Program of Lee Memorial Health System. All military and their families are welcome to join in the festivities, which will begin with an opening ceremony by Honorary Chairpersons General James Shelton and Wounded Warrior Michael Araujo. Breakfast and lunch will be provided, as well as daycare services with a reservation allowing you freedom to take part in some of the many activities. Shop the free PX, receive assistance with VA benefits and health screenings. Businesses and organizations who have stepped up for this event are: LeeSar, Busey Bank, Juniper Village, Latin American Motorcycle Association, St. Hilarys Church, Fort Myers Memorial Gardens, ABC Pest Control, Salon Professional Academy, South Seas Tees, Plastic Letters and Signs, Carls Bicycle Repair, Fort Myers Police Department Bicycle Patrol and Hanser Family Foundation. The Military Support Program began fundraising in 2003 and has won several awards in its endeavor to support the military. Much help is needed, as the program is volunteer based and sends care packages monthly to deployed troops. For more information, or to make daycare reservations, call the Military Support Hotline at 343-2045. Military Appreciation Day was created through a collaboration of efforts by Military Support Program of Lee Memorial Health System, Jewish War Veterans Post 400, Disabled American Vets #108, Vietnam Brotherhood Bravo Company, Vietnam Veterans of America Firebase #594, Veterans of the Glen, American Red Cross, American Legion Post #38, and First Christian Church Area Key Clubs Join Together For Foster ChildrenThe 13 Key Clubs in Lee and Hendry county and Lutheran Services of Lee County will join together to hold a festival for foster children called Keeping It Home For The Hommies on Saturday, October 27 from 2 to 7 p.m. at Gateway Sherman Soccer Complex, located at 13240 Griffin Drive in Fort Myers. Keeping It Home For The Hommies will feature bounce houses, water slides, a hay ride, food and games. The event will be at no charge for all foster children registered with Lutheran Services. The public admission price is $2. All proceeds from the event will go back to Lutheran Services to help support local youth. Books will also be collected for Just 1 Book (www.just1book.net), which collects and distributes books for children in need. For more information about Keeping It Home For The Hommies, contact Key Club Division 19 Lt. Gov. Rashon Murph at division19@floridakeyclub.com or Kiwanis advisor Kathy Woolston at Roofmon.win@juno.com or 694-6391. 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5 THE RIVER OCTOBER 26, 2012 Fort Myers Public Art: Dawns Forestby Tom HallFor many travelers, Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) is their portal of entry into Southwest Florida. And if their destination is Naples, Sanibel or the beaches of Fort Myers, they may never know about the River District or its bountiful public art collection. That could change soon with the installation of Dawns Forest. Dawns Forest is renowned sculptor Louise Nevelsons last, largest and most complex sculptural environment. Its been on display in the Figge Conservatory at the Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art since November of 2010. But the museum is loaning it to the airport, where it will greet travelers and their families and friends for the next two years as part of the Alliances Art In Flight program. Truthfully, RSW will be a much better venue for showcasing Dawns Forest than the cramped quarters of the Naples Museum grand atrium. Thats because the sculpture is big. Really big. Its focal point is a free-standing assemblage that is 22 feet tall and 54 feet long with a squared arch in the center thats flanked by seven separate columns. The assemblage is complemented by an 11 foot tall by 31 foot wide wall hanging and three hanging elements that range in height from 9 to 19 feet. Made of white-painted balsa and pine plywood, its an attention grabber that is sure to stop even the most harried air traveler dead in their tracks. When visitors and residents arrive at the airport, we want art and culture to be at the front of their mind, said Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts president and CEO Kathleen van Bergen in announcing the loan. This really drives the point home for us, said Alliance executive director Lydia Black of the loan. Its going to put us in the national spotlight. Finding Louise Nevelsons last significant sculptural achievement in the terminal upon their arrival will certainly delight and astonish the knowledgeable art lover. But its likely to attract curiosity by even people with no previous art background. Great art does that. And if the signage that accompanies the piece mentions that its just one of a vast number of public artworks that can be found in locations that include the Phil, Florida Gulf Coast University and, of course, the downtown Fort Myers River District, public art in Southwest Florida is likely to see an unprecedented level of interest. And that bodes well for all of us since public art is known to stimulate tourism and economic development by burnishing a citys image to the outside world. The sculpture is scheduled to be disassembled and moved to RSW in time for the Thanksgiving rush. An arts advocate, Tom Hall guides weekly walking tours of the River Districts public art collection in Fort Myers. For more information, go to truetours.net. Dawns Forest by sculptor Louise Nevelson will be transported to the Southwest Florida International Airport from the Fige Conservatory at the Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art by the end of the year 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 Nov. 2, 2012 FREE with Dock Attendants Assistance


THE RIVER OCTOBER 26, 20126 Hortoons From page 2Political Trash PilesWouldnt those political artists of the early twentieth century be surprised that in the midst of a contentious 2012 election, people examine these historic photos and wonder about the in-jokes of a long-ago election? Walk down to Bay and Hendry and look westward. Imagine the fun people had making political art by the river circa 1911. Then travel a few blocks to the Southwest Florida Museum of History to learn more about the decade when Fort Myers made the leap from small-town to young city. For information, call 321-7430 or go to www.museumofhistory.org. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Be sure to visit one of the areas best research centers, the Southwest Florida Historical Society, where you can see more photos of the political trash piles materialized by the river a century ago. 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, The Story of Fort Myers by Karl H. Grismer, and the Fort Myers Press. Taste & Tunes Concert With Sara EvansTaste & Tunes, brought to you by the Junior League of Fort Myers, presents 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. Evans has been named one of People magazines 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 2003s Restless and 2005s Real Fine Place are both platinum. Ticket prices are $20 in advance and $30 at the event. Tickets may be purchased online at www.jlfm.org. Entrance to Centennial 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 are 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 concert sponsors Cat Country 107.1, Seminole Casino and Victory Lane Chevrolet. w ww.SeabreezeN u rseries.com ( 239 ) 5 60-142 2 I f y ou want y our nei g hbors borin g landscape call your neighbors landscaper... I f y ou want a ONE-OF-A-KIN D tropical paradise, FREE Lan d scape Consu l tation V isit o u r Website for more d etail s m s, P al m e s, n ativ e n s croto n d s, bromelia d e s, b uttery bush e re & mu ch m or TALK T O U S 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. Sara EvansShare your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email press@riverweekly.com


7 THE RIVER OCTOBER 26, 2012Local Kiwanians Recognized At ConventionThe Lee County and Labelle area Kiwanis clubs attended the 95th Annual Florida District Convention in Tampa. The Florida District of Kiwanis, which covers the entire State of Florida and the Cayman Islands, is composed of 8,500 members in 262 active clubs. Forty-three Kiwanis members attended convention to represent the 14 clubs in the area. Two local Kiwanians Bruce Boyd and Hannah Pelle were recognized for their achievements at the convention. Also, Robert Jarrett was inducted into office as 2012-13 Lt. Governor. 2011-12 Division 19 Kiwanis Lt. Governor Bruce Boyd, a member of the Lehigh Acres club, was awarded the Otis Jenkins Award for outstanding leadership to Division 19 and Florida District. There are 27 Lt. Governors which represent the different divisions of Kiwanis throughout the state of Florida and Cayman Islands. Division 19 Florida Kiwanis Trustee Hannah Pelle, a member of the Fort Myers-McGregor club, was awarded Florida Foundation Trustee of the Year over 26 other trustees. The Florida Kiwanis Foundation is the fundraising entity of the Florida District of Kiwanis International with the objective to provide an endowment fund to which clubs and individual Kiwanis members can contribute gifts and bequests. Robert Jarrett of the Kiwanis Club of Fort Myers Beach was installed to serve as the 2012-13 Division 19 Lt. Governor on the statewide Board of the Florida District of Kiwanis. Lt. Governor Jarrett will serve as the liaison between the 14 Kiwanis Clubs of Division 19 which covers Lee County and Labelle, and will serve on the 34 member governing Board of Kiwanis, which oversees all branches of the Kiwanis family. Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. Founded in 1915, Kiwanis and its sponsored service organizations including CKI at the college level, Key Club at the high school level, Builders Club at the middle school level, K-Kids at the elementary school level and Aktion Club for adults with disabilities dedicate more than six million volunteer hours annually to strengthen communities and provide service to children. To find a Kiwanis club in your area, visit www.kiwanis19.com, call Robert Jarrett at 248-9100 or email rtj1938@ gmail.com. Florida Kiwanis Division 19 can also be found on Facebook. Beach Chamber Sets Monthly LuncheonThe Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly luncheon on Thursday, November 8 at Nauti Turtle, 19002 San Carlos Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach. The social hour begins at 11:30 a.m., with the luncheon and program following. Bud Nocera, president of the chamber, will discuss progress the chamber is making in membership recruitment, activities being sponsored, and the success in financing two Bambis, which will be used to promote businesses on the beach. The cost for chamber members is $15 in advance and $20 at the door; guests are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Reservations are requested and may be made by contacting Jane Ross at 4547500 or email Jane@fmbchamber.com. For more information about the chamber, visit FortMyersBeachChamber.org. 2011-2012 Lt. Governor Bruce Boyd Division 19 Florida Kiwanis Trustee Hannah Pelle 2012-2013 Lt. Governor Robert Jarrett Division 19 Kiwanians at 95th Annual Florida District Convention in Tampa OCTOBER 27, 2012 8AM FORT MYERS CENTENNIAL PARK


THE RIVER OCTOBER 26, 20128 Calling all zombies, witches and gruesome souls! The Indian Princess authentic double-deck paddleboat will be transformed into a spooky vessel for its first inaugural Fright Night Halloween Cruise on Friday, October 26. From 6 to 8 p.m., adult passengers, aged 21 and older, will enjoy a hauntingly fun cruise aboard a 60-foot paddleboat launching from Fort Myers Beach. Admission is $25 plus tax, and awards will be given for the best and most original costumes. The Indian Princess is located before the sky bridge next to the Key West Express at 2080 Main Street, Fort Myers Beach. Call 765-8919 or visit www.indianprincessfortmyers.com. On Saturday, The Morgan House and Top of the Town are throwing a Halloween bash beginning at 8 p.m. Guests can come as they are or dress up as their scariest, funniest or downright grooviest alter ego. Top of the Town, the restaurants second-story bar, is the spot for a hauntingly good time. Live music from the Stolen Fruit, costume party with cash prizes, raffles and drink specials are part of the frightening fun overlooking downtowns Patio de Leon. The Morgan House and Top of the Town are located at 33 Patio de Leon, Fort Myers. Call 337-3377 or go to www.morganhouserestaurant.com. On Wednesday, celebrate Halloween with the Grim Grouper at Nervous Nellies Crazy Waterfront Eatery and Uglys Waterside Bar in Fort Myers Beach. Lee Countys largest costume party runs from 6:30 p.m. to midnight. The live remote from WINK FM starts at 6:30 p.m., followed by K-Rock from 9 to 11 p.m. and 99X from 11 p.m. to midnight. Win thousands of dollars in prizes while enjoying live music and drink specials upstairs at Uglys Waterfront Bar, the place where everyone gets prettier. Nervous Nellies Crazy Waterfront Eatery is located at 1131 First Street, Fort Myers Beach in the historic Baywalk district. Call 463-8077 or go to www. nervousnellies.net. The Alzheimers Associations Walk To End Alzheimers is a united movement to reclaim the future for millions. Walk to End Alzheimers will take place on Saturday, October 27 at Centennial Park in Fort Myers. Nearly 550 people from Lee County are expected at this years event to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimers disease. Alzheimers Association Walk To End Alzheimers participants will take part in a 2.5 mile walk and will learn more about Alzheimers disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical trial enrollment, and support programs and services of the Alzheimers Association. Centennial Park is located at 2000 West First Street in Fort Myers historic River District. Pre-walk activities begin at 8 a.m. with the Walk Step-Off at 9 a.m. For more information, contact Kara McClatchy at 405-7008, email mcclatchyk@alzflgulf.org or visit www.alz. org/Walk. The Lazy Flamingo now has fresh stone crabs! With four great locations, the restaurant and bar now offers the Big Ten Network and $12 domestic buckets of beer. As local seafood lovers know, The Lazy Flamingo is a great place for grouper sandwiches, raw oysters on the half-shell, conch chowder and mussels marinara served in a nautical-themed atmosphere. The Lazys motto is If our seafood were any fresher, we would be serving it underwater. The restaurant is also known for its secret recipe Flamingo garlic bread, buffalo wings and giant burgers. With four locations in Lee County, the fun, casual restaurant has developed a loyal fan base. For family outings, the little grown ups can choose from kidapproved dishes such as chicken fingers, pasta and hot dogs. All items on the childrens menu include a Lazy Flamingo flying disk and collectors cup. Dont have time to drive to Sanibel or Bokeelia for a Lazy fix? Stop by the Fort Myers location in the Bridge Plaza near the College Boulevard intersection. Happy hour is served daily from 3 to 5 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. to midnight. The Lazy Flamingo 4 is located at 12951 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers. It is open daily from 11 a.m. to midnight. Call 476-9000 or go to www.lazyflamingo.com. Raw oysters, stone crab claws, fried grouper basket and ice cold beer at The Lazy Flamingo 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. Channel your inner Black Beard at the Nervous Nellies and Uglys Waterside Bar Halloween costume party on WednesdayAlong The River


9 THE RIVER OCTOBER 26, 2012 Bring Your Buds (taste buds and friends) to the 31st annual Taste of the IslandsPresenting Sponsor Sunday, November 11, 2012 12 : 30 to 5 p.m. Sanibel Community Park www.tastesanibelcaptiva.com Delectables from 20 Island restaurants Music from 2 live bands From page 1Estates Quilt Showwell as the Edison Ford Chief Curator will be on hand to discuss techniques and care. The basis for the exhibit follows the interest of the Ford family in the early 1900s as they collected quilts and other historical objects. In fact, their interest grew so large that they created Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan, a museum complex established in 1929. The collecting extended from household objects and crafts to many important American buildings, among them the original 1886 Edison Laboratory from the grounds of the Edison estate in Fort Myers. Henry Ford and his wife, Clara, collected, celebrated and displayed what industry created but also what ordinary folks had designed, produced and used during the previous two centuries. In their efforts they created a museum complex on a massive scale. Along with the wagons, buildings, machines and other examples of American life, they included quilts. There was little question that quilts, often assembled from modest fabric scraps epitomized the resourcefulness of American women that the Fords so admired. In the event of rain, contact the Edison Ford Museum Office at 334-7419. For additional information, visit the www.edisonfordwinterestates.org. Clothesline Quilt Show at the Edison Ford will be held on Saturday, October 27 Deadline For DDWS Teacher Grants October 31Wednesday, October 31 marks the deadline to apply for grants of up to $1,000 each, which Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) will award to Lee County schools for conservation education-related projects that reflect the societys education mission. Schools may use the grant money to purchase teaching aids, books and classroom materials; fund new classroom science projects; take field trips; or conduct work projects in the community. All Lee County schools are invited to submit environmental educationor science-related unit proposals. The approved proposals will be awarded in November 2012 for projects to be completed by May 2013. We continue to be impressed by the quality of the grant applications that we receive and the opportunity they provide for the environmental education of our children in Lee County our future, said Doris Hardy, DDWS Environmental Education Committee chair. Funding for the DDWS teacher grants comes from the Ding Darling Fund, which was established as a result of a gift from the Ding Darling Foundation overseen by Jay Norwood Darlings grandson, Kip Koss. For further information and an application, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org/ grants or contact Gary Ogden at 4721100 ext. 233 or Doris Hardy at hardydd@comcast.net. To support DDWS and the refuge with a tax-deductible gift, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org or contact Birgie Vertesch at 292-0566, 472-1100 ext. 4 or dingdarlingsociety@gmail.com. Since their inception six years ago, DDWS grants have awarded more than $30,000 to fund school conservation projects


Churches/ TemplesALL FAITHS UNITARIAN CONGREGATION (UUA) Where diversity is treasured 2756 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers Starting November 4, two Services: 9 am and 11 am. Adult Education Ethics Workshop: 10 am. Reverend Dr. Wayne Robinson, Minister ( nal year) 239-266-0900. 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 First Street, River District. www.time4thinkers.com, www.christiansciencefortmyers.com, 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. Services: Friday night at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday morning at 9 a.m. Religious School Sunday morning Web site: www.tjswfl.org Preschool director: JoAnn Goldmancontinued on page 11THE RIVER OCTOBER 26, 201210


11 THE RIVER OCTOBER 26, 2012 From page 10Churches/Templesemail 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. St. Peter Lutheran Church NewsSt. Peter Lutheran Church of Fort Myers Beach (Evangelical Lutheran Church of America) welcomes all to worship the Lord together. Sunday worship on October 28 and November 4 is at 9:30 a.m.; November 11, 18 and 25 at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. All ladies are invited to Ladies Bible Study on the first and third Wednesdays of each month November 7 and 21 at 9:30 a.m. Have 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 be a student of the Bible, just bring a friend. No reservation required. Flu vaccines will be available to the public at the church on Friday, November 16 from 9 to 11 a.m. Administered by certified nurses from the Visiting Nurses Association, cost is $25 for seasonal flu shot, $65 for pneumonia shot. Also available are flu (preservative free), flu (highdose), tetanus booster, and pertussis. All flu and pneumonia shots are covered by Medicare Part B. For more information call Visiting Nurses Association at 3374848. St. Peter Lutheran Church will host the annual Community Thanksgiving Worship Service on Sunday, November 18 at 7:30 p.m., sponsored by The Beach Ministerial Association. Everyone is invited to share in praise and thanksgiving to the Lord. As you give thanks, you can help your neighbor by bringing along some food items. In the spirit of thankfulness, your donations of canned goods and dry food articles will be accepted to give to the beach outreach to the hungry and/or homeless in the area. Join in for the 3rd annual Christmas Hymn Sing on Tuesday, November 27 at 7 p.m. Bring your friends, family and neighbors for the old familiar and wellloved Christmas hymns. This is a great way to start your Christmas season. Arrive early for a good seat. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served. St. Peter Lutheran Church is at 3751 Estero Boulevard, Myers Beach. For more information call Susan Frantz at 463-4251. Pig Roast Held For Harry Chapin Food BankThe public is invited to participate in the American Culinary Federation of Southwest Floridas pig roast competition on Sunday, October 28 at the Coconuts Pool Deck at The Pink Shell Resort & Marina in Fort Myers Beach. The event, held from 3 to 6 p.m., will benefit the Harry Chapin Food Bank. Who cant resist a pig roast, especially at the cost of only $10 per person? 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THE RIVER OCTOBER 26, 201212 Make The Switch To Shiner Fishingby Capt. Matt MitchellWith the first real taste of fall temperatures, the past weekend also marked the time I make the seasonal switch over to doing the majority of my fishing with white bait, aka shiners. I really like this change over from the pinfish and grunts that I have been using for bait all summer long. Although I will still generally always have a few pinfish in the live well for certain types of presentations and situations, the majority of my fishing for the next few months will be done with free-lined shiners. Now that winter temperatures are just around the corner, our fish really begin to target the big schools of whitebait as they pack on the weight. During the cooler winter months, bait fish will be much more scarce. One of my favorite things to do after making the switch over to shiner fishing is being able to live chum or locate gamefish by feeding them live shiners. This method of throwing a few dozen stunned whitebaits into a spot you think is holding fish quickly lets you know if there are feeding fish there. Watching hungry fish come up and pop and chase the free meal around makes for fun fishing. When it comes to live bait chumming, its all about having lots and lots of lively live shiners on board. Luckily, with so much whitebait all through the sound and out on the beaches, it does not take a whole lot of effort to catch a few hundredplus baits. To catch these schools of white bait, I will either chum or watch for feeding birds in shallow water as I idle down the edge of a shallow grass flat. Once you see a few flashes, throw the net. Often, a few flashes means hundreds of baits. Most of this whitebait is on the small side, which is perfect for live chumming. There are some larger baits mixed in with it, too. As I chum I separate out the larger baits to use on the hook. Go with a smaller mesh cast net to avoid the mess of having the baits get gilled and hung in the net. My preference is a 1/4or 3/16mesh eight-foot net. A small light net like this is quick to load and easy to throw quickly, even into the wind.My basic set-up for these whitebaits is a light, seven-foot spinning rod with 15-pound braid. On the business end of the rig, I go with a 1/0 or 2/0 light wire hook on two to three feet of 30-pound fluorocarbon leader. One little trick that really helps the bait from turning on the hook is cutting little sections of a rubber band to use as a bait stopper on the hook. Often when using these fast moving whitebaits, the hook will go all the way through the bait and turn, re-hooking the bait and not allowing a feeding fish to get hooked. A small piece of rubber band pushed just to the J of the hook will generally stop this from happening. The variety of species and the fast paced action of live shiner fishing is hard to beat. This week, we caught just about everything from some of the biggest mangrove snapper I have seen since last fall to snook, redfish and trout. Its not unusual to catch all these species in one place. If a spot looks fishy, set up and throw a few stunned whitebaits in there; the fish will quickly let you know if they are there. If the shiners dont attract some attention in a few minutes, move on. This is no-pop, no-stop shiner fishing. Enjoy it while you can.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. 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The event kicks off with a captains meeting at 11:15 a.m. at Causeway Island A, 19500 Sanibel Causeway Road, which is the main festival site. Festival attendees can easily view the race course, which is located just off the beach. People can bring their own paddlecraft, borrow a friends boat or board, or rent from one of the vendors on site. (Advanced reservations are recommended.) The race can be done with up to three people per team and only one canoe, kayak or SUP. The course is onethird of a mile. In honor of Lee Countys 125th anniversary, the format will be 1-2-5 as in one lap, two laps and five laps around the oval course. People can put their novice paddler in the first lap and take it from there. Racers will pass a baton that is a piece of recycled PVC pipe sporting an animal puppet. The cost is $5 per team of up to three people, with proceeds going to the festivals signature non-profit partner, CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife). Participants can pre-pay online and print out the receipt at www.crowclinic. org/calusa_blueway/index.php or they can pay at the event. All registration forms will be completed on site race day. See the race map at www.calusabluewaypaddlingfestival.com and click on activities and then canoe / kayak/ SUP race. The event is being coordinated by the SWFL SUP Club and Lee County Parks & Recreation with support from the Sanibel-Captiva Power Squadron. Get complete festival details at www. calusabluewaypaddlingfestival.com. Festival hours on the Sanibel Causeway way are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, November 2, and Saturday, November 3, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, November 4. Admission is $5; kids 12 and younger are free.


13 THE RIVER OCTOBER 26, 2012 CROW Case Of The Week: Golf Ball Therapyby Patricia MolloyIt is a common sight for drivers in Southwest Florida to see a gopher tortoise slowly, but determinedly, crossing a road. Be patient. These gentle terrestrial beings have survived on this planet for 60 million years; a few minutes of your time pales in comparison. If you feel compelled to accelerate its journey and protect it from less attentive drivers, please relocate it in the direction it is traveling. If you return a tortoise to its point of entry, it will simply try to cross again once you have driven on your merry way. Originating in North America, the gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) has shovel-like front feet and elephantine hind feet, which play a major role in its unique ability to dig very large burrows. As one of the few tortoises to build elaborate shelters, they are able to protect themselves from extreme temperatures, fires and predators. Gopher tortoises are exceptionally tolerant of their neighbors (a trait from which we humans could learn a thing or two) and are known to share their burrows with other species, including lizards, opossums, frogs, snakes, rabbits and burrowing owls. Some of these roommates are so dependent on the burrows that they will disappear if a gopher tortoise abandons its home. Thus, these special turtles have earned the nickname keystone species. Unfortunately, CROW is forced to treat a large number of tortoises and turtles each year that have been hit by careless drivers. After a spinal injury, these reptiles can often move their hind quarters but will simply drag their back legs, leading to muscle atrophy. The clinics staff has developed a unique way to treat some of these patients: golf ball therapy. A golf ball is affixed to the bottom of a patients shell with an adhesive. It elevates the back of the shell, allowing it to use its hind legs. The slick floor of the clinics turtle room provides the perfect surface by which a grazers progress can be evaluated by the staff. It takes approximately four months for a shell fracture to heal and an additional six to 12 months for full recovery and removal of the zip ties. If you would like to graze tortoises and turtles, help care for baby animals, take part in patient transportation, assist with educational outreach, and more, please contact CROW. New opportunities to participate open up on a regular basis. 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. If you would like to volunteer to graze tortoises, turtles (like this snapping turtle) and feed baby animals, contact CROW imme diatelyFrom page 11Harry Chapin Pig RoastAttendees will have the opportunity to vote on their favorite chefs offering. A minimum of five teams will be competing for the title of peoples favorite. A full buffet to accompany the roast pigs will be provided by The Pink Shell, Sysco Foods, Cheney Brothers, US Foods and Happy Foods. Entertainment during the event will be provided by the band 24 Carat. The Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina is offering a special guest rate for those who wish to make a weekend of the event. For more information or to participate, contact Chef Craig Panneton at 463-8613 or cpanneton@pinkshell. com. The Bait Box Hosts 19th Woodring Cast Net RodeoThe Bait Box will host its 19th annual Esperanza Woodring Memorial Cast Net Rodeo on Saturday, November 3. Children will compete by casting nets at moving and fixed targets. Refreshments, music and a raffle are also a part of the days events. Free lessons and demonstrations will be offered. Registration is free and each child will receive a prize just for competing. All proceeds will benefit START (Solutions To Avoid Red Tide), a nonprofit organization dedicated to funding and promoting efforts to prevent, control and mitigate red tide. My mom (Esperanza) would be very pleased to know we are trying to find a solution to the red tide, said Bait Box owner Ralph Woodring. Born on Cayo Costa in 1901, Esperanza Woodring spent more than 75 years on the waters around Sanibel as a commercial fisher and as a fishing and shelling guide. She was a master at the art of cast netting, thus was born the Esperanza Woodring Memorial Cast Net Rodeo. For more information, call Joe Spaulding or Kitty Slocum at 472-3939 or email baitbox@mindspring.com or caloosawholesale@embarqmail.com. Share your community news with us. 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THE RIVER OCTOBER 26, 201214 Plant SmartInvasives Amid The Invasivesby Gerri ReavesIts difficult to decide which plant in this photograph is the invader and whos being invaded? Two species shown here are listed as category-1 invasive pests by the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council and the other, most gardeners agree, should also be listed. Category-1 status means that a species is altering native plant communities by displacing native species, changing community structures or ecological functions, or hybridizing with natives. The damning designation is assigned only after the species has caused documented ecological damage, according to the council. The real mystery is: Why do the homeowners or landscapers expend energy edging and irrigating this mound instead of eliminating it? Arising out of this tangle of green is a young carrotwood tree ( Cupaniopsis anacardioides), a category-1 pest. Already, its big enough that removal will be quite a task. Carrotwood is a fast-growing tree with a deep tap root that makes it almost impossible to hand-pull sprouts only a few inches high. In the foreground and underneath lengthy wisps of grass lurks another infamous category-1 pest, asparagus fern ( Asparagus aethiopicus). Recognizable for its bright green fern-like foliage, white flowers and red berries, this groundcover conceals sharp spines. Wear gloves when ripping it out. That vine engulfing the entire mess and climbing up the native pine tree (Pinus elliottii) has become enough of a pest that official exotic-invasive might be in its future. Dont let balsam apples (Momordica charantia) pretty lacy leaves and yellow flowers fool you. This vine is a take-over-the-landscape poster child. It will cover the ground, another vine, a tree, a shrub. In fact, dont stand still too long when youre near it. The leaves emit a decidedly earthy smell and the warty fruit looks like a miniature pumpkin. Those red seeds inside wreak havoc when birds distribute them. Sometimes the best yard work is a look around. If you find these three culprits, get rid of them, roots and all, and take care not to let the berries or seeds escape. Sources: ifas.ufl.edu and fleeppc.org. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. Carrotwood, asparagus fern and balsam pear struggle to out-invade one another. The only non-invasive weed in this green mass (foreground) is the native slash pine photos by Gerri Reaves Caring For Your PlantsThis Is Floridaby Justen DobbsI would really like to see less bushes, hedges and boxed plants in everyones yard. This is Florida! We can grow some pretty cool stuff here in our subtropical rainforest. Now, Ive probably touched on this subject before, but I just want to reiterate it. Take a look at the two pictures next to this article. Both pictures are of landscapes here in Fort Myers. Which one is more visually appealing? Now, I know what youre saying: I just cant afford all those specialty tropical plants. Actually, they require less maintenance and save you money on irrigation, fertilizer, trimming and pest control in the long run. My last landscaper put in my plants and trees and now there is nothing I can do about it. Its never too late to put in a couple new plants here and there, as long as you know what to use. Eventually, you can transform your boring green landscape into your own tropical paradise. I prefer my Florida landscape to look like my home up north. I dont hear this one too much, but I kind of wonder why one would spend a bunch of money on their winter home down here in Florida and then not want it to look more colorful and tropical then their home up north. I have said it before and Ill say it again, do your best to: 1. Plant Florida native trees and plants in buffer zones or in a back area where they can be appreciated for their own sake instead of taking up precious space in your front yard. 2. Plant colorful, low maintenance plants such as crotons, cordylines, Ti plants, plumeria, bromeliads, cycads and annuals in your front and side yards where they can be appreciated by everyone. 3. Use as little grass as possible. Sod should be placed in a small area or two for your kids or pets to play on. Refrain from planting a huge sea of grass that no one except your lawn maintenance guy will ever walk on. Instead, utilize more beds for plants, water features, etc. 4. Use cypress or eucalyptus mulch instead of red mulch. Red mulch pulls your eye away from your colorful plants and trees and also typically contains arsenic and other dyes that are harmful to pets and the environment. 5. Refrain from planting juniper, ixora, indian hawthorne, eugenia, green buttonwood, ficus and other green bushes that require high maintenance and simply do not fit into the tropical Florida look. Be careful of taking advice from people who claim to be a landscaper when, in fact, all they do is trim trees, mow grass and recently put in a few Home Depot plants for a neighbor down the street. Find a professional landscaper who is privy to the newest generation of tropical plants and treesboth native and exotic. This person should know the botanical names of the plants they use, as well as their country of origin, culture, and advantages over other plants. And dont be afraid to quiz them. Youll learn a lot yourself. Dobbs is a landscape architect in south Florida specializing in custom, upscale landscapes. He can be reached at seabreezenurseries@gmail.com. Tropical Florida landscapecolorful and low maintenance Standard, boring Florida landscape


15 THE RIVER OCTOBER 26, 2012Annual Free Bonsai Society Show & 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. Public Invited To Give Input On Slough Preserve Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve now has a restoration plan the public can view and offer input. Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve will be the topic of discussion at a 5:30 p.m. meeting on Thursday, November 1 at the Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve Interpretive Center. The plan called a land stewardship plan is the product of Lee County Conservation 20/20 staff. The plan describes the preserve, planned stewardship activities and future public amenities. The plan is important because the preserve is home to numerous state and federally listed plant and animal species including Florida sandhill cranes, American bald eagles, swallow-tailed kites and Florida panthers. After public review, the plan will be presented to the Lee County Board of County Commissioners for approval. The stewardship plan is available for review until Wednesday, October 31 at the East County Regional Library, 881 Gunnery Road North # 2 in Lehigh Acres; the Fort Myers-Lee County Public Library, 2050 Central Avenue in Fort Myers; the Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve Interpretive Center and online at www.conservation2020.org/documents/ LSP/SMCSP.pdf. The meetings address is 7751 Penzance Blvd. in Fort Myers. Written comments are encouraged and can be given at the meeting, online or through the mail. For more information, visit www.conservation2020.org. From page 3Haunted Walk Blood DriveI.D. with date of birth. Food Eat a good meal before giving and drink plenty of fluids. Medications Many medications such as insulin, blood pressure, thyroid, cholesterol, aspirin, antidepressants and hormone replacement do not necessarily prevent someone from giving. Tattoos are also acceptable as long as they are healed and done in a reputable facility. Call 343-2333 for questions about donating. A pint of blood can be donated every 56 days For more donor and age requirement information, visit www.leememorial.org. To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732 Our email address is press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER OCTOBER 26, 201216 Dolly Partons Talent Shines At Broadway Palmby Di SaggauMost theater goers remember the 1980 comedy movie, 9 To 5. It was a huge success. The musical based upon the movie, featuring songs by Dolly Parton, is now showing at Broadway Palm Dinner Theater. The musical follows the films script with a strong cast and choreography that is exceptional and moves everything with a brisk, tight pace. At the heart of the musical are three working class women in 1979, when gas was 86 cents a gallon, the good old boys club ruled, and secretaries would swoon over a typewriter with automatic right margin justification. The musical captures the tone of the era. Erin Romero plays Violet, a single mom whos smarter than all the men in the office. Amanda Kuchinski is Judy, a recently divorced, shy woman who is thrown into the workplace for the first time. Zoe Kassay is Doralee, the bubbly blonde Parton look-alike from Texas, who is constantly fending off the advances of her boss. Her sexy exterior causes gossip among the workplace until she sets everyone straight. These three women come up with a plan to change the workplace and get rid of their boss. The boss is Galloway Stevens as Franklin Hart, Jr., a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot. But you are going to love him in this role. Then theres Roz, the office manager who has a huge crush on Mr. Hart, played so well by Annie Freres. Her rendition of Heart To Hart is a showstopper, the most hysterical number of the evening. The familiar 9 To 5 song opens the show with fantastic energy. The majority of the score is toe-tapping enjoyable.continued on page 19 Cast members from Broadway Palms production of 9 To 5 The Musical Zoe Kassay, Amanda Kuchinski, Galloway Stevens and Erin Romero FGCU Center Hosts Student Dialogue On Sustainable Food submitted by Michael Saenz The Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education hosted its seventh annual Terry Tempest Williams Student Dialogue at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) on Monday, October 8. This years topic was Sustainable Food to Nourish Mind, Body, and Soul, a theme that grew organically out of a concern expressed by center student assistants about local food options and the resources necessary to make affordable and sustainable consumer decisions. Over 200 were in attendance. Panelists Kelly Walsh, Dr. John Edwards, and Dr. Kris De Welde spoke passionately on the subject and sparked an interactive dialogue amongst students and community members. The event raised awareness about the ethical and health implications behind sustainable food choices and demonstrated how consumers in Southwest Florida can utilize local resources to achieve these benefits. The moderator was Sanibel resident Brandon Hollingshead, associate of the Center and instructor of Interdisciplinary Studies and Civic Engagement at FGCU, who first established the event in honor of Terry Tempest Williams in 2005. Kelly Walsh, president of the Food Foresters club at FGCU, represented the student body as the speaker for the mind segment of the dialogue. Dr. John Edwards, local chiropractor and real-food activist, addressed the physical effects of eating sustainably as the speaker for the body portion of the lecture and Dr. Kris De Welde, director of General Education and associate professor of Sociology at FGCU, concluded the evening by discussing the moral and ethical dimensions of sustainable food systems encompassed in th soul segment. Dr. De Welde also works closely with the center as a senior faculty associate. Together the speakers urged consumers to take these ideas into consideration when choosing when and where to procure their food. This years event hosted 14 vendors, including local sustainable businesses and related campus organizations, for a networking session preceding the dialogue. Also in attendance were distinguished Keynote Listeners, Dean Mitchell Cordova of the College of Health Professions and Social Work at FGCU, and FGCU senior Tyler J. Offerman, who is the first student to have received this honor for his legacy of fighting for environmental justice as well as his work with sustainable food systems within the local community. These individuals were recognized for their support in promoting more sustainable food choices in the community at large. For more information about the Terry Tempest Williams Student Dialogue and sustainable food systems, contact the Center for Environment and Sustainability Education by e-mail at cese@fgcu.edu or visit www.fgcu.edu/cese. From left, Moderator Brandon Hollingshead, Kelly Walsh, Dr. John Edwards, Dr. Kris De Welde FGCU Senior Kelly Walsh speaks on behalf of the Mind segment of this years Dialogue


17 THE RIVER OCTOBER 26, 2012 From page 1Great Books: A Visual Translationglass sculpture, mixed media and jewelry. The theme, Great Books: A Visual Translation, has provided the artists a myriad of opportunities to explore and interpret: storytelling, the love of reading, learning, interpretations of individual books, as well as physical books themselves. The theme also emphasizes the importance of books even as technology is rapidly replacing them. No matter what device is invented, there is nothing that can substitute the joyful experience of reading a good book. Viewers from all walks of life will delight in the artists interpretations. For more information, call the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center at 333-1933. Castle Top Jar, by Stan Dzedzy Through The Looking Glass chess set pieces, by Jacqueline Smith Circle of Life, by Renee Farr To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


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From page 16Broadway PalmSome of the other numbers I love are Here For You sung by Hart, Get Out and Stay Out sung by Judy, Backwoods Barbie sung by Doralee, and One of the Boys sung by Violet. All of these songs are not only enjoyable, but do a great job with regards to character development and plot. Laura Wright is Margaret, the office alcoholic who offers some funny oneliners. Sean Gorski is Joe, a younger man who is Violets love interest. His song Let Love Grow performed with Romero, is very touching. The performances in this musical are sometimes stunning and always enjoyable. The way the sets change in front of you and the light panels change color add greatly to the total effect. 9 To 5 The Musical is directed and choreographed by Amy Marie McCleary. Its one that will leave you smiling and laughing and humming some familiar and not so familiar melodies on the way home. The show runs through November 17, at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. For tickets call 278-4422, visit www. BroadwayPalm.com or stop by the box office at 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. 19 THE RIVER OCTOBER 26, 2012 Dazzling Dialogue At Playhouseby Di SaggauTwo Tony Award-winning plays by Yasmina Reza are being performed in Repertory at Gulfshore Playhouse in Naples. Art is sharing billing with God of Carnage. Both plays are performed Saturdays with alternating performances during the week. I had the pleasure of seeing Art last weekend, and I absolutely loved it. Artistic director Kristen Coury has put together a crowd-pleasing production with three fantastic actors who deliver non-stop crossfire, cracking language as they discuss some very serious issues about life and friendship and of course art. Art is called an actors play. The three men in this production handle Rezas dialogue with punch and pizzazz. Insults whisk through the air hitting their target head-on. Its a riot. For 15 years, Marc, Serge and Yvan have been friends going to movies, out to dinner and socializing until the apocalypse erupts among them. It all centers around the fact that Serge (Brit Whittle) has purchased a three-foot by four-foot painting by a supposedly famous artist for a mere $200,000. He first shows it to his friend Marc (Cody Nickell), who cant believe his eyes. Its all white, mostly, with occasional diagonal stripes running through it. The audience does not see the stripes, its just plain white all over. Marc is totally unimpressed, in fact he thinks his friend is crazy for buying it. He convinces their friend Yvan (Scott Greer) to check it out. Yvan, rather than offend Serge, pretends to like the painting. Watching his expressions as he looks at the painting tell you that he, too, thinks that perhaps Serge is a bit crazy for buying it. One moment that brings down the house is Yvans diatribe about his upcoming wedding, the in-laws, who should be seated with whom and the rest of his domestic woes. It goes on non-stop for what seems like 10 minutes and is absolutely hysterical. The three men are entirely different characters and its such fun watching them interact. The casting could not have been better and the staging is also well crafted. To me the play is more about friendship than it is about art. I attended with three friends, and we had a lot of fun talking about the play afterwards. We all agreed that Coury is at the top of her game in what she brings to Gulfshore Playhouse. Art plays through November 17 at the Norris Center, 755 8th Avenue South in Naples. For tickets, call 866-811-4111. In a week or so, Ill be back with a review of God of Carnage. Cody Nickell Brit Whittle and Scott Greer (in background) in Gulfshore Playhouses production of Art 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 u lu u u mn mn m mn m m is is s is is t t t t t F l or d d d id a Ba Ba Ba Ba Ba a Ba B r r Bo ar d Cert i i i i i ed ed e e e e e e Wills, T rust s & & & & & & & & Es Es Es s Es Es tates At At t At At t t t to to to to to to to o rn rn rn rn r r ey ey ey ey s s s s Florida Residencyand Estate PlanningWORKSHOP P P resent e Receive a FREE Florida Estate Planning Guide


THE RIVER OCTOBER 26, 201220 Vote Yes on Amendment 41. First Time Homebuyer Exemption Amendment 4 creates an additional homestead exemption for rst-time homebuyers for 5 years.2. A Fairer System In A Tough Economy Amendment 4 protects Floridians from increased property taxes when their property values have declined.3. Non-Homestead Assessment Cap Amendment 4 lowers the maximum yearly assessment increase on non-homestead properties, including small businesses, from 10 percent to 5 percent. In the next 10 years, Amendment 4 will create 20,000 new jobs, generate 383,000 new home sales, add $1.1 billion to Floridas economy and expand personal income of Florida residents by $5.3 billion.** Source: FloridaTaxWatchPaid for by the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Association of REALTORS. Challenges Are Many For New Red Sox Manager John Farrell, Third Boston Skipper In Three Yearsby Ed FrankThe big question is whether John Farrrell, who earlier this week was named manager of the Boston Red Sox, can return the discombobulated Bosox to its once winning ways? Farrell will be the third Red Sox field manager in three years, taking over a team that finished last in the American League Central Division in 2012 with a 69-93 record, the worst team record in nearly half a century. He succeeds Bobby Valentine, who was fired after one season, who succeeded Terry Francona, who was ousted after a lateseason collapse in 2011. The Red Sox apparently sought the 50-year-old Farrell a year ago, but were unable to pry him away from his managership of the Toronto Blue Jays. This year, however, the Red Sox were able to obtain Farrell, a former Boston pitching coach, by compensating Toronto with infielder Mike Aviles as Farrell had a year remaining on his Toronto contract. The Blue Jays also sent right-hander David Carpenter to Boston as part of the deal. Farrell signed a three-year contract with Boston. He served as Red Sox pitching coach from 2006 to 2010 under Francona when the pitching staff compiled a 4.11 ERA, third best in the American League. He was instrumental in developing hurlers Clay Buchholz, Jon Lester and Daniel Bard. Im extremely excited to be returning to the Red Sox and to Boston, Farrell said in a team statement. I love this organization. Its a great franchise in a special city and region, with great fans, and we want nothing more than to reward their faith in us. Before coming to terms with Farrell and the Blue Jays, the Red Sox also had interviewed Padres special assistant Brad Ausmus, Orioles third base coach DeMarlo Hale, Yankees bench coach Tony Pena and Dodgers third base coach Tim Wallach. But it was obvious that Farrell was their first choice from the get-go. He takes over a team that was decimated with injuries this past season, plagued with dissention over the managing of Valentine and, for the first time, feeling the wrath of fan dissatisfaction. In addition, he likely faces a bevy of new faces in Red Sox uniforms as the result of a mid-season trade that sent three high-salaried super stars to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Using a very old clich, Boston begins the 2013 season with nowhere to go but up. Lets hope Farrell is successful in guiding the Red Sox up the ladder of success. Brad Steil Top Candidate For Twins Farm Director With the announcement last week that Jim Rantz, the long-time head of the Minnesota Twins Minor League system would retire after 52-years with the Twins organization, Brad Steil, his assistant for 12 years, emerged as his likely successor. In his 12 years with the Twins, Steil has been Minor League director of baseball operations responsible for establishing and overseeing the Minor League budget and serving as liaison with the Twins six farm teams, including the Fort Myers Miracle. Everblades Lose Twice To Upstart Orlando After twice defeating the first-year Orlando Solar Bears in the season openers, the Florida Everblades were on the short end of two games last weekend to the same Orlando team. Florida fell 8-2 at home last Friday and then lost 4-3 Saturday at Orlando in a 12-round shootout. Despite the loss, Florida picked up one point on the road in the OT defeat. The Everblades and Orlando began the week tied for first place in the ECHL South Division with identical 2-1-1 season records. The local hockey team is home this weekend at Germain Arena hosting South Carolina at 7:30 p.m. tonight, Friday, and Greenville Saturday with a 7 p.m. start. John Farrell To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


21 THE RIVER OCTOBER 26, 2012 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My fifth grade daughter is doing very well in school, but she now says that she hates science. This is very upsetting for me because I know how important science is and I was hoping that she might be interested in going to a high school that is a STEM school, (science, math and engineering school). What can I say or do that might change her mind? Jacob F., Fort Myers Beach, Florida Dear Jacob, It is possible that your daughter simply isnt interested in science but, generally speaking, for her to have such a strong reaction to a specific subject may mean that she has difficulty with it. As far as why someone might hate science, this subject may be somewhat more complicated for her. It uses a unique vocabulary and the concepts can be hard to remember. A lack of understanding the concepts and vocabulary could make science more difficult for your daughter. Make sure that she has a strong foundation in her current science course. One way to combat this aversion to science is to show your daughter how all the subjects she enjoys are actually related to science. Every single subject in school has various connections to other subjects; it is just a matter of figuring out how to draw those connections for your daughter. For example, look at science and art. The science part of photography includes technique and equipment and the artistic part of photography includes the photographers use of art-related concepts. If you can get your daughter to think about science through the lens of her favorite subjects, perhaps you can change her mind. Another interesting point of view on girls and science comes from University of Wisconsin Milwaukees Distinguished Professor Nadia Fouad. She is one of the authors of a three-year study aimed at identifying supports and barriers that steer girls toward or away from science and math during their education. Her research found that while interest is certainly a factor in getting older girls to study and pursue a career in these disciplines, more attention should be given to building confidence in their abilities early in their education. The relationship between confidence and interest is close, says Fouad. If they feel they can do it, it feeds their interest. Another interesting insight into developing interest in STEM came from Cathy Webb, a technology teacher and student learning-plan adviser at Edmonds Heights K-12 School in Edmonds, Washington, in this months issue of Forbes. She reported that by using a curriculum of math, LEGOS, and robotics generated great interest in science, math, and engineering for her students. All kids seem to like LEGOS so that might be an activity that you can share with her. You may want to introduce your daughter to some websites that promote science via games. Here are several that are good: http://www.gamequarium. com/science.htm, http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/gamesactivities.html and http://www.kidsites.com/sites-edu/science.htm. You may also want to investigate some after school, holiday, or summer camp opportunities that involve science. This website lists science based summer camps in Florida; http://www.mysummercamps. com/camps/florida-science-camps.html. Locally, there are many wonderful student focused opportunities that focus on science such as the activities at JN Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge and The BaileyMatthews Shell Museum. Continuing to encourage and expose your daughter to the wide variety of activities that can be considered science oriented as well as building her confidence and it may lead her to change her mind. 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. Registration For Spring Semester At Edison StateRegistration dates have been set for students interested in taking courses for the spring 2013 semester. Degree-seeking and dual-enrolled/early admittance students began registering for classes on October 24. Additional registration dates are: November 15 for Open Registration January 9 for State Employees January 5 for Late Registration There are three spring terms offered: Full spring semester classes begin January 9 Spring A semester classes begin January 9 Spring B semester classes begin March 12 For additional information about registering for classes, visit www.edison.edu/ future. 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THE RIVER OCTOBER 26, 201222 Financial FocusNational Save For Retirement Weekby Jennifer BaseyOctober 21 through 27 is National Save For Retirement Week, established by Congress to remind Americans of the importance of you guessed it saving for retirement. So why not mark the occasion by considering ways in which you can boost your own financial resources for those years in which youre officially a retiree? If youre somewhat concerned about your financial prospects during retirement, youre not alone. Check out a few of the findings from the Employee Benefit Research Institutes 2012 Retirement Confidence Survey: Just 14 percent of workers are very confident they will have enough money to live comfortably in retirement. Sixty percent of workers report that the total value of their households savings and investment, excluding the value of their primary home and any defined benefit plans, is less than $25,000. More than half of workers report that they and/or their spouse have not tried to calculate how much money they will need to live comfortably in retirement. In these challenging economic times, it can be challenging to pay your living expenses and still have money left over to save for retirement. But you can take some steps to help your cause. Here are a few to consider: Pay yourself first. Every time you get paid, move some money even if its only a small amount from your checking or savings account into an investment. Make it easier on yourself by having your bank move the money automatically. Boost your 401(k) contributions. Whenever you salary goes up, increase your 401(k) contributions. Your money can grow on a tax-deferred basis, which means it can accumulate faster than if it were placed in an investment on which you paid taxes every year. Max out on your IRA. Even if you have a 401(k), youre probably still eligible to contribute to an IRA and you should. A traditional IRA can grow tax deferred, while a Roth IRAs earnings are tax-free, provided youve had your account at least five years and you dont start taking withdrawals until youre at least 59 1/2. For 2012, you can contribute up to $5,000 to your IRA, or $6,000 if youre 50 or older. Control your debts. Its never easy, but try to reduce your debts as much as possible. The less money you need to devote to debt payments, the more you can add to your investments. Build an emergency fund. Try to build an emergency fund containing six to 12 months worth of living expenses, kept in a liquid account. This fund can help you avoid dipping into your retirement accounts to help pay for unexpected costs, such as a big doctors bill, a new furnace or a costly car repairs. Create a retirement income strategy. Its important to project your living expenses during retirement. Then, once you have at least a good estimate, you can create a long-term strategy involving your investments, retirement accounts, Social Security benefits and all other financial resources to help you achieve the retirement income you will need. To calculate these figures and develop such a strategy, you may want to work with a financial advisor. National Save For Retirement Week will come and go quickly. But your retirement could last for decades, so do everything you can to prepare yourself. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jennifer.basey@edwardjones.com. Classes At Veterans Park Rec CenterThe following classes will be offered at Veterans Park Recreation Center, located at 55 Homestead Road South in Lehigh Acres: Basic Computer Classes This new ongoing computer class will teach you safe Internet, email, software use, computer security and comfort being online. You will be introduced to effective techniques to develop basic to intermediate necessary computer skills. You will not want to miss this opportunity to expand your computer knowledge. This is an ongoing progressive class; the more sessions you attend, the more you will learn. Cost is $60 for four two-hour sessions (6 people max, adults 18 and older) Tuesdays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. or Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon Register online at www.leeparks.org (Activity #124702). Call Christine at 3691521 for more information. Strength Training & Toning Class Safely build muscles and tone your body through a variety of techniques and stretches. This one-hour class will teach you basics techniques, such as squats, lunges, bicep curls, push-ups and more. You will improve your muscle mass, bone density and metabolism with simple exercises that yield big results. (Bring ankle weights, if desired.) (12 people max, adults 18 and older) Cost is $28 for eight classes, $15 for four classes, $4 to drop-in Tuesdays and Fridays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Register online at www.leeparks.org (Activity #124216). Call Christine at 3691521 for more information. Home School Recreation This is your opportunity for your homeschooled child to get out, get active and make new friends. This program is geared for children ages 5 to 16. Physical games and lots of activities played inside and outdoors. Bring a water bottle and wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes. Cost is $10 for four classes Tuesdays from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. Register online at www.leeparks.org (Activity #124402). Call Christine at 3691521 for more information. A $10 facility membership fee is required to participate in all programs. Beach Chamber To Hold Business Card ExchangeThe Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly business card exchange on Thursday, November 1 at Tanger Outlet Mall, 20350 Summerlin Road, Fort Myers, beginning at 8 a.m. Members will be able to exchange business cards and get acquainted with representatives and members of the chamber. For more information about the chamber, call 454-7500 or visit FortMyersBeachChamber.org. VCB Steps Up International Exposure The Lee County Visitor and Convention Bureau (VCB), representing The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel in Southwest Florida, has appointed the Frankfurt-based agency, Global Communications Experts (GCE), to promote the destination in Germany. Effective immediately, the new agency will be responsible for maintaining and expanding all of its contacts with tour operators, travel agencies, airline partners and contact with consumers. It will manage all marketing and PR activities, which will increase the popularity of this region in Germany. Tamara Pigott, VCB executive director, is pleased about the partnership. Global Communications Experts convinced us with its creativity, expertise, experience and excellent contacts, said Pigott. We are looking forward to a successful partnership and we are sure that we will increase awareness of our beautiful region and attract even more visitors.continued on page 25 Email your editorial copy to: press@riverweekly.com


23 THE RIVER OCTOBER 26, 2012 Dr. DaveThank Doognessby Dr. Dave HepburnBald spots on men found to house a protein that prevents hair growth, leading to new research for drugs to replace rugs and plugs of we lugs. Severe PMS (PMDD) may last longer, i.e. beyond the start of a period when milder PMS usually ends. PMS Perceptive Men Skidaddle. The scent of Rosemary may boost cognitive performance... unless your wife finds out and hits you over the head with a frying pan. Apparently 15 percent of surgeons are alcoholics... good bet your doctor is one of them if he left a cocktail napkin inside. Back from three weeks in Vanuatu having underwent a cyclone, earthquake, volcano eruption and pestilence. And I saved 15 percent on car insurance! Wisequacks are off to the jungles of Tanna in Vanuatu for a month to work in a bush hospital. No prob, we practice bush medicine anyway. The average physician gets only 15 minutes of exercise per day... because were too busy lecturing others about the benefits of exercise. Narcissism found to actually elevate cortisol, the stress hormone, in men. As long as it makes my skin look better... if thats even possible. Headline: Smoking During Pregnancy Not Linked To Autism. Surely smoking during pregnancy is related to brain damage... of the mother. New study: Childless men suffer more heart disease. The researchers obviously never tried teaching my lead-footed kids how to drive. Clear! Health Canada recommends that Red Bull should only be sold under the supervision of a pharmacist...whats next-a prescription latte? Alarming increase in dangerous Type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes in North America. Scarier than a Nancy Grace wardrobe malfunction. Apparently, too much exercise is linked to anxiety and depression... no wonder Im happiest on my couch. Revolting medical study shows that one in six cellphones are contaminated by fecal matter. Five of six teenagers are contaminated by... cellphones. Patients with AB blood type are 20 percent less likely to die after heart bypass surgery. Blood type O, A or B may turn into blood type RIP. Research indicates the more Facebook friends you have, the bigger your brain... also, the more time on your computer, the bigger your bum. Scientists have discovered that sniffing peppermint oil can help you lose a few pounds... snort coke, and you can lose it all. Hockey fights cause few injuries due to lack of traction on ice. Hockey players are now encouraged to go into the stands to fight... in New York. Individuals can reduce their risk of hereditary bowel cancer by 50 percent if they take a daily aspirin... 100 percent if they change families. Two stressful life events per year increases mortality by 50 percent. Hence, I am retiring from medicine and am revoking my Red Sox fan club card Eight out of 10 doctors think they have a duty to be healthy role models for their patients... Ill drink to that! A new study has determined there is no link between dyslexia and IQ. Thank doogness! Here, I thought my QI was 59 all these years. Studies suggest too much smog causes joint disease like rheumatoid arthritis. Oddly, the reverse is also true. Too many joints cause... smog. Now, all children ages 9 to 11 require a cholesterol screening. Either a blood test or just count the pizza boxes in the garbage and divide by five. Recent study: Those aged 60-plus found not able to differentiate odors well. Unable to tell the difference between leaking gas and leaking gas. The bad news is that there are more kids than ever on antipsychotics... the good news is that there are less parents on antipsychotics now. Gonorhea, syphilis and chlamydia treatment costs the U.S. $19 billion. In unrelated news, Charlie Sheen to sign deal with Fox worth $19 billion. Stunning study found that thin people are 40 percent more likely to die around surgery. Explains why nobody has ever died in OR in West Virgina. Headline: Many Kindergarteners Already on Road to Obesity. More like the Superhighway of the Supersize way with an Overpass to a Bypass. The average human head has 100,000 hairs, of which we shed 50 to 100 per day. Redheads have only 90,000 while blondes at 140,000 are... the densest. Just tried some marijuana because its supposed to prevent Alzheimers disease... just tried some more... cant remember anything now. Intermittent low carb diets are the most successful, depending on how intermittent and if three steaks a night is still considered low carb. New discovery of a fat switch, CPT1, that can switch on to increase our metabolism and breakdown fat. Not the kitchen light switch at 2 a.m. Three years after stopping smoking, quitters report less stress, better mood than smokers. But smokers say they ... cough... hork... cough... New adult male circumcision (reduces HIV transmission) technique called PrePex. No needles, no scalpels, no blood, no sutures, no sniveling. Study shows that kids who exercise most get the best grades. Increase O2 to your brain, make more neurons, jog your memory. A global shortage of ADHD medication means that many of those who depend on. Hey, that little blue Twittercontinued on page 24 deaRPharmacistSolutions For Restless Legs Syndromeby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: Ive had restless legs syndrome (RLS) for four years and its keeping my husband awake, and Im so tired during the day, I cant function. My doctor is sick of me, and wants to try Horizant now, since Requip and Mirapex didnt work. Should I try? TN, Centennial Colorado Your doctor is sick of you? After four years and all the money youve paid, you should be free of this nighttime calamity! RLS symptoms include an uncontrollable urge to move your legs, and an unpleasant sensation of creepy-crawlies, as if worms are in your legs; there may be burning, tingling, and symptoms worsen when you lie down, but often get better if you stretch or walk. Soon, I will offer ideas to help you overcome the condition, but first lets discuss the prescription medication Horizant, a brand name of gabapentin enacarbil. On a flight home, I was reading the October 22 issue of People magazine, and I came across an ad for it which begins with RLS is actually a neurological condition. Hmm, that got my attention. It is not always neurological. It may be a vitamin or mineral deficiency which can be evaluated by a blood test. Anyway, the ad says to Call your health care provider right away if you have any of these symptoms, especially if they are new, worse or worry you: Thoughts or actions about suicide, self-harm or dying; attempt to commit suicide, new or worse restlessness or panic attacks, acting aggressive, being angry or violent; acting on dangerous impulses. Remember, you started with restless legs! Whenever I see scary potential side effects even if they are uncommon I wonder why patients find that acceptable, and why physicians prescribe drugs that cause more serious problems than the original issue. RLS is often caused by low levels of the hormone dopamine, which acts as a natural happy neurotransmitter in your brain. An easy way to evaluate dopamine is to measure another hormone called prolactin and if that is elevated, you can bet youre dopamine deficient. Dopamine can be created in the brain by taking supplements of the amino acid Tyrosine along with some vitamin B6 (yes, both at the same time in the morning, but ask your doctor if its okay). RLS may also be caused from deficiencies of ferritin, a stored form of iron. Hematocrit may be normal, but ferritin could still be low. If you take a statin cholesterol reducing drug, you could develop symptoms thatcontinued on page 25 Does Your Face Look Tired?LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE ONLY FREE SEMINARFocused Ultrasound Technology No incisions No downtime First and only FDA-approved treatment that uses your own collagen-producing cellsBEFORE FACELIFT( unretouched photo )AFTER FACELIFT( unretouched photo )


THE RIVER OCTOBER 26, 201224 From page 1Arts For ACT Exhibitlifestyles, adaptations and modes of survival that we humans might take great note of in the advancement of our own cultural strategies. The synthesis of my lifes work has been, to give the arts back something that was lost and something that art never had meaning and a critical function that contains practical utility, said Tiit Baquero. Happily, both have been accomplished. Also featured off the main gallery are Jamie Bendolas mixed media photographic series Dead People for Sale to Keep People Alive, with proceeds benefitting FMCancer, Inc. Tracy Owen-Cullimore brings her impressionistic paintings of people, pets and more in her jewel colored palette. These exhibits continue through Monday, December 3. Arts for ACT Gallery provides a contemporary exhibition gallery featuring original art, limited edition prints, giclees, hand-crafted fine crafts, T-shirts, silver and glass bead jewelry, gourd art, raku, clay and art cards. Highlighting the art of the current featured artist, the front gallery has 12to 16-foot high ceilings, distressed brick walls and warm wooden floors. For additional information, visit www.artsforactgallery.com. Earth Gallery One 1990, print by Tiite Baquero Mans Best Friend, oil by Tracy Cullimore Mom And Me by Lizzie and PryceLizzie and Pryce answer your questions and give advice about aging concerns from a two-generational perspective. A mother and daughter team, Lizzie is a retired RN and health educator, and Pryce is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice who specializes in the care of elders and people with chronic illnesses. Dear Mom & Me, I had been looking forward to visiting my son and his family for the Christmas holidays. They live on the other coast, so I decided to stay for 10 days. As it turned out, it was about seven days too long. Their children ages 7, 9 and 11 have faces like angels, dress like bums and behave like savages. So many happenings were bothersome to me, but what was the very worst was meal time, or what goes for meal time. The family seems to be constantly at the refrigerator, gathering materials to make sandwiches. The food seems to be eaten at all hours of the day and night, with no apparent scheduling. When we did sit at the table together, it was like being at the animal trough. The kids get up and wander around, the parents answering their cell phones or making calls at the table. My son had beautiful table manners before he went to college, but now he and his wife act dreadfully, and the kids act even worse. I was totally disgusted. I barely tolerated the ordeal and tried to fake an illness in order to get an earlier flight home, but everything was fully booked. I have learned a great deal from this visit. I now know Ill enjoy each day here in my own space and let them enjoy theirs, but God please help them. Now that I have vented my recent experiences, I would like to know, do others have similar problems or is it just in my family? Martha Dear Martha, You are definitely not alone with these problems. The generations do live differently, and what was important in one generation usually is irrelevant, not important and not worth even discussing in the next generation. It is unfortunate that you had such a miserable time. Times have changed, but so have we. Think back and maybe our homes were not an oasis of calmness and tranquility with family meals all so perfect and well organized. Our memories can play tricks on us. I am glad you have a plan and can start to enjoy each new day. As the old saying goes, Family are like fish they start to smell in three days. Lizzie Dear Martha, It is easy to forget what it is like being around children if you have not been around them for a long time. High energy and chaos go part and parcel with kids. Also, the holidays and having the grandparents visit is hardly a normal, quiet time. It is a time for increased excitement, energy and joy. It does seem that in todays world there is increased stimulation to the point of over stimulation, and people have a difficult time turning the stimulation down. Answering the telephone at the table and behavior like that does seem to be over the top. Martha, today is a different world than when you were raising children. If you are going to be so judgmental, perhaps you should use todays standards, not yesterdays. It does seem to be a crime that you would be willing to not be a part of your adult childrens and grandchildrens lives instead of trying to reach a middle ground. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. From page 23Dr. Davebird looks like Afghanistan Smoking pot causes some people to be placid but others paranoid... makes playing hide-and-seek either relaxing or sheer terror. Supercentenarians (110-plus) have same disease-associated genes as others but have more protective genes, jeans that come with Depends sewn in. Health Headline: Weight Gain Often Unrecognized By Young Women. Odd... they certainly seem to notice it on other young women. 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. From page 18Writers ConferenceLynne Barrett (fiction/editor), Lisa Borders (fiction), Steven Church (creative nonfiction), John Dufresne (fiction), Camille Dungy (poetry), Janice Eidus (fiction), Beth Ann Fennelly (poetry), Tom Franklin (fiction), Lisa Gallagher (literary agent), Doug Harrison (blogging), Dorianne Laux (poetry), Ron MacLean (fiction), Joe Meno (fiction), Joseph Millar (poetry), Dito Montiel (screenwriting), Jeff Parker (fiction), Bobbie Pyron (YA lit), Deborah Reed (fiction), Christopher Schelling (literary agent), Darin Strauss (memoir) and Johnny Temple (editor and publisher) will also appear. For a complete schedule, registration fees and other information, visit www. fgcu.edu/siwc or contact Tom DeMarchi at tdemarch@fgcu.edu or 590-7421.


Tech Tools For TeachersPrior to the start of school this year, elementary teachers at First Baptist Academy in Naples participated in a week of professional development designed to train them to effectively use interactive technology in classroom instruction beyond what they were already using. The academy has an elementary teacher who has presented at numerous technology conventions in the U.S. and internationally, Tammie Mihet. She helped design and conduct the week-long training as a means to take teachers to the next level in their utilization of technology in their classrooms. She opened the week by providing teachers an introduction to interactive Mimio; an engaging educational technology. Each teacher identified his or her proficiency level as Core Skill, Intermediate Skill or Advanced Skill, based on specific criteria. Once their skill level was determined, teachers worked through a series of online self-pacing tutorials to equip them to use Mimio tools. Each session gave the teacher opportunities to practice what they had learned. Even teachers who had been using interactive technology were amazed at all the ways they learned technology could enhance their teaching, and increase student learning even beyond their previous methods. On the final day of training, several teachers shared Mimio lessons they had created. To inspire and encourage all teachers to practice using their new visual tools for learning, they take turns sharing tips and modeling lesson plans at weekly faculty meetings. Technology is changing the way we teach it engages the student by making learning fun and interactive, said Linda Shaw, principal. First Baptist Academy is accredited through Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). It has over 500 students from throughout Southwest Florida including Fort Myers and Bonita Spring. First Baptist Academy is located at 3000 Orange Blossom Drive, on the corner of Orange Blossom Drive and Livingston Road.. From page 22VCB Steps Up ExposureThe German agency will promote the diversity of Floridas southwestern coast and reach new target groups to support tourist development. Along with Fort Myers, which is currently served by Air Berlin, the region also includes Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel and Captiva islands, as well as Cape Coral and Bonita Springs. Hundreds of islands in the Gulf of Mexico, partly uninhabited, with their white sand beaches, exotic wildlife, mangrove forests and waterways, golf courses and biking trails make the region special for nature lovers, bird watchers, golfers, cyclists and families. We are delighted to support The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel by increasing the attention and awareness of this absolutely wonderful destination with PR, marketing and sales activities to boost its share of German visitors, said Dorothy Hohn, managing director of GCE. From page 23deaRPharmacistreek of RLS. Only replenishing what the drug mugger stole will relieve your symptoms so in the statin case (because they are drug muggers of CoQ10, vitamin D and creatine), you must restore those. Additionally, L-carnitine, folic acid and magnesium are all critical considerations to support muscle health because they ease leg cramps, weakness and muscle spasms. 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. 25 THE RIVER OCTOBER 26, 2012 Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


DID YOU KNOWTHE RIVER OCTOBER 26, 201226 PUZZLE ANSWERS My Stars FOR WEEK OF OCTOBER 29, 2012ARIES (March 21 to April 19) This is a good time to speak out on a difficult situation. Youre known for your honesty, so people will listen and, perhaps, begin to make long-needed changes. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) The Bovines sharp business sense alerts you to question the positions of those trying to push the Bull into a deal. Demand to see proof of what they profess. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Your quick thinking helps you get out of a troubling situation that was suddenly thrust upon you. Later on, you can expect to learn more about why it happened. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You might feel youve dotted all your is and crossed all your ts regarding that upcoming deal. But there might be some facts youve ignored. Check again. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Time for the Lion to be more physically active. It will help shake off any lingering Leonine lethargy and restore your energy levels, so youll be prepared for what lies ahead. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Helping those in need at this time is laudable. But dont ignore your own needs, especially where it concerns your health. A medical checkup is a wise move. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Good news: Your outspoken views about a controversial on-the-job situation could find unexpectedly strong support from a most unlikely workplace faction. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) You might have to draw on your reservoir of spiritual strength to help someone special through a difficult time. Your loving attitude makes all the difference. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Your proven leadership qualities make you the perfect person to take on an important workplace task. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Although some compromise might need to be reached regarding your stand on an important issue, youll still be able to get the most crucial points across. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A chance to make a career change carries both positive and uncertain possibilities. Best advice: Check it out thoroughly and dont be rushed into a decision. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Youre still a staunch supporter of one side of an important issue. But be prepared to deal with new information that could cause you to question your current stand. BORN THIS WEEK: Youre perceptive and quick to act when you sense that someone needs help. You are an alwaysdependable friend. On Oct. 30, 1893, the Worlds Columbian Exposition closes in Chicago. Fairgoers were offered a chance to see the first gas-powered motorcar, an alternatingcurrent power plant, a 46-foot-long cannon, a 1,500-pound Venus de Milo made of chocolate, and Juicy Fruit gum. On Nov. 4, 1922, British archaeologist Howard Carter and his workmen discover a stone sarcophagus containing three coffins nested within each other. Inside the final coffin, which was made of solid gold, was the mummy of the boy-king Tutankhamen, preserved for more than 3,000 years. On Nov. 3, 1930, the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel between the United States and Canada is officially opened to auto traffic. Each end of the tunnel had a 100-foot-tall ventilation tower; each tower held 12 huge fans, six for pumping fresh air into the tunnel and six for exhaust. The tunnels ventilation system still works just as well today as it did 80 years ago. On Oct. 29, 1948, a killer smog continues to hover over Donora, Pa. The towns steel mills and a zinc smelting plant had released excessive amounts of sulfuric acid, carbon monoxide and other pollutants into the atmosphere. Over a five-day period, the smog killed some 20 people and made thousands more seriously ill. On Oct. 31, 1950, 21-year-old Earl Lloyd becomes the first black man to play in an NBA game when he takes the court in the season opener for the Washington Capitols. The Capitols had picked him in the ninth round of the draft. After seven games with the Capitols, Lloyd was drafted into the military and sent to Korea for two years. On Nov. 1, 1967, Cool Hand Luke, starring Paul Newman as a tough, antiauthoritarian, poker-playing prisoner, debuts in theaters. The film contained the nowfamous line: What we have here is a failure to communicate. On Nov. 2, 1986, Norwegian distance runner Grete Waitz wins her eighth New York City marathon. She finished the 26-mile, 385-yard course in 2:28.6, more than a mile ahead of the secondand thirdplace women in the race. It was 20th-century American author and actress Cornelia Otis Skinner who made the following sage observation: One learns in life to keep silent and draw ones own confusions. If you grew up during a certain era in the United States, you are probably familiar with the board game Parcheesi. If you have a particularly good memory, you may recall that the games subtitle is The Royal Game of India. You may not realize, though, that the game is so-called because royalty in India used to play a life-size version of the game in gardens specially designed for the pursuit. Centuries ago, rajas would dress members of their harems in brightly colored costumes and use them as game pieces. Everyone knows that a sophomore is someone in his or her second year of high school or college. Most people dont realize, though, that the word is derived from the Greek words sophos, which means wise, and moros, which means stupid. Its not unusual for music critics and the artists they critique to butt heads, but they usually do it in print, not in person. In 1978, though, the staff of Rolling Stone magazine and the band the Eagles went head-to-head in a softball match. The writers ended up losing to the rock stars. The creator of the ubiquitous smiley face earned a grand total of $45 for his creative effort. Having trouble with your teenager? Its a worldwide problem, it seems -though not always for the same reasons. In 2004, a 13-year-old boy in India ran away from home, declared that he was a Hindu holy man and founded a monastery. His parents arranged for him to be kidnapped and brought back home. Life is not a spectacle or a feast; it is a predicament. -George Santayana THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY 1. AD SLOGANS: What candy bars were sold with the slogan, Sometimes you feel like a nut. Sometimes you dont? 2. GEOGRAPHY: Where are the Maltese Islands located? 3. FAMOUS QUOTES: What American writer once said, Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it? 4. SCIENCE: What is a less-than-average tide occurring at the first and third quarters of the moon? 5. PHOBIAS: Hemophobia is an irrational fear of what? 6. GAMES: What kind of game has variations that include Cincinnati and Omaha? 7. HUMAN ANATOMY: What are the crescent-shaped white spots on fingernails called? 8. MYTHOLOGY: According to Greek mythology, what was the name of the prophetic god who could change his form at will? 9. LANGUAGE: What is the Gaelic equivalent of James? 10. MATH: What is the lowest whole number (in English) that includes the letter a when it is spelled out? TRIVIA TEST 1. Mounds and Almond Joy 2. Mediterranean Sea 3. E.B. White 4. Neap tide 5. Blood 6. Poker 7. Lunula 8. Proteus 9. Seamus or Shamus 10. 1,000 (thousand). ANSWERS SPORTS QUIZ 1. True or false: Cal Ripken Jr. is the Baltimore Orioles all-time leader in career home runs. 2. Name the last National League pitcher to complete at least 10 games in a season. 3. When was the last time before 2011 that the Detroit Lions made the NFL playoffs? 4. Name the last team to go undefeated for the regular season in mens Division I college basketball. 5. How many consecutive seasons have the Detroit Red Wings tallied at least 100 points in the standings? 6. When was the last time before 2012 that the U.S. finished 1-2 in the mens Olympic decathlon? 7. Who is the only PGA golfer since Tiger Woods to win at least one tournament in each of his first five years out of college?1. True. He had 431 homers. Eddie Murray is second, with 343. 2. Randy Johnson had 12 complete games for Arizona in 1999. 3. It was 1999. 4. St. Josephs went 27-0 in the 2003-04 regular season, then lost in the Atlantic 10 conference tournament. 5. Twelve seasons. 6. It was 1956 (Milt Campbell, gold; Rafer Johnson, silver). 7. Dustin Johnson (2008-12). ANSWERS


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HELP WANTED HELP WANTED SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES OFFERED BOATS CANOES KAYAKS REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS THE RIVER OCTOBER 26, 201228 SEASONS COMING, CLASSIFIED DEADLINE MONDAY AT NOON SEASONS COMING, CLASSIFIED DEADLINE MONDAY AT NOON HOME/CONDO WATCH CONCIERGE SERVICESDorado Property Management Full Range of Services Island Resident Licensed & Insured 24/7 Call Lisa or Bruce at 239-472-8875RS 10/12 BM TFN SANIBEL HOME WATCHRetired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates (239) 728-1971RS 5/18 BM TFN COMPANION SERVICE Sanibel-Captiva Care and Companion Service, LLC Medical appointments, general transportation, shopping, light meal preparations, and light cleaning. Our services are customized to meet our clients needs. Call 239-395-3591, or for an emergency call 239-472-0556. RS 10/12 BM TFN VETERINARY HOUSE CALLSCoastal Veterinary House Calls. Sanibel resident. Prompt, professional, affordable. 239-938-6838 or 239-579-0804.RS 10/12 CC TFN PUESTA DEL SOL CLEANING SERVICEResidential Commercial Medical Banks Local/seasonal references/free estimate Low prices with free laundry!! Puestadelsolcleaning.com 239-770-4008 Juliasalazar3@hotmail.com 239-878-4472RS 10/12 CC TFN HOUSE KEEPING SERVICESHouse Keeping services for Sanibel Island home. Contact Mary at 410-1004RS 10/12 CC TFN RS 10/5 BM TFN Robyn & Robb Moran(239) 728-1971John Gee & Company Realtors For Sale1536 Bunting Ln Sanibel Beautifully kept, furnished, 3 br home in quiet, private neighborhood. Split oor plan, large screened porch with tranquil wooded view. GREAT PRICE!!! $433,500 2294 Wulfert Rd Sanibel Spacious 3650ft home in the Sanctuary with great views and amenities. SOLD BY THE MORAN REALTY GROUP 15240 Avalon Bay Ft. Myers Luxurious condo in beautiful gated community. SOLD BY THE MORAN REALTY GROUP SOLD SOLD DOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800RS 1/30 NC TFN SCAN CODE FOR A FREE LIST OF ALL ISLAND PROPERTIESFOR SALEVISITwww.FreeSanibelList.comPfeifer Realty Group Sanibel Island, FL239-472-0004RS 6/17 BM TFNASSISTANT STORE MANAGERAqua Beachwear on Sanibel Island Seeking professional and energetic Assistant Store Manager with outstanding sales skills. Competitive pay, bonus, incentives and bene ts. Great work environment in upscale swimwear boutique. Email resume to work@aquabeachwear.com. NS 10/12 CC 10/19 ISABELLA RASIHAPPY TO HELP YOUWITH ALL OF YOURREAL ESTATE NEEDS! RS 10/12 NC 11/2 1101 Periwinkle Way #105 Sanibel, FL 33957ISABELLA RASI(239) 246-4716EISABELLARASI@AOL.COM International Client Base 600 Shops Worldwide Multi-Lingual Sta 3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, Fl Phone: 239-472-3644, ext 1 Fax: 239-472-2334 www.crowclinic.orgHELP US PLEASE!!We need volunteers for: Clinic emergency patient admissions desk and baby animal feeders Visitor education center greeters and gift shop cashiers CROW (239) 472-3644, ext. 231 or volunteers@crowclinic.orgRS 10/28 NC TFN VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDAt The Sanibel School Call Michelle Wesley 239-910-8000RS 4/6 NC TFN HELP WANTEDJerrys of Sanibel is now accepting applications for the following positions. Part time Wait Staff and Deli days and nights. If you are interested come in and ask for Mark or Tami or call 472-9300.RS 10/12 CC TFN TAX PREPARER Free tuition tax school. IRS approved. Quali es for CE credits. Earn extra income after taking course. Call 239-931-4808NS 10/19 CC 11/9 HELP WANTEDMATZALUNA, 1200 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Accepting applications for the positions of hostess and food runners. Apply in person between 2 and 4 daily or call 472-1998 for an appointment. NS 10/19 CC 10/26 SUNGLASS RETAIL POSITIONWe are seeking a fun/personable part time or seasonal professional sales associate in our Sanibel store. Please email resumes to pp@sanibelsunglasscompany.comNS 10/19 CC 10/19 HELLES CLEANING SERVICESResidential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471 Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047 NS 10/26 PC TFN RECEPTIONIST/ ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Seeking receptionist/administrative assistant for Captiva Of ce. Must be highly organized with strong computer skills (MS-Of ce) and ability to communicate effectively. Prior experience in a real estate of ce preferred, but not required. Pay is commensurate with experience. Please fax resume to 239.689.7650.NS 10/26 CC 11/2 To place a classified ad log onto: www.IslandSunNews.com click on place classified


CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 29 THE RIVER OCTOBER 26, 2012 COMMERCIAL SPACE VACATION RENTAL VACATION RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY WANTED TO BUY TAXES & FINANCE FOR SALE CARS FOR SALE CLASSIC/ANTIQUE CARSANNUAL RENTAL2/2 UF with Den. On canal, East End of Sanibel. W/D, boat dock, deeded beach access, covered parking. $1,600/month. Sorry, no pets. Call 239-728-1920.RS 10/26 CC TFN CHARMING SANIBEL COTTAGEOn Conservation Property, Quiet Neighborhood. 1 Bd/1 B, Screened Porch, Sundeck, W/D, Covered Parking, $1,200/Month, Includes Yard Maintenance; First, Last and Security. Call 917-669-3676.RS 10/26 CC 10/26 RENTALS2431 Periwinkle Way Monthly ASAP 500sqft artist work/store $1,200 144sqft of ce space $300/month 300sqft studio w/priv bath $910/month Include utils, wi 6 month lease min Call Paul Cook 239-849-2210NS 10/19 CC TFN DUNES TOWNHOUSE Dunes; spacious townhouse with 3+bdrms./3 baths avail. btwn. Dec 1st March 1st; Vaulted ceilings, screened in porches, gracious living area and 2 car garage. View is of propertys swim pool and tennis court. Steps to Bay & moments to beach. Cable TV, Wi internet, tel. and central AC. avail. for a 1-3 month rental. Rates based on $800. $1,400. wkly. rates Call owners directly at 508-965-3751 or e-mail: murray.camp@rcn.comRS 10/19 CC TFN PRIVATE BEACH ACCESS GULF PINES 3BDR/2BTH, Screened Lanai, Wi/Fi Pool & Tennis Seasonal & Monthly Rates Owner 786-877-5330 miamiblocks@bellsouth.netNS 10/19 CC TFN Need a $10,000 Tax Deduction?Sec. 179 IRS Tax codePurchase Rail Freight Equipment $9,750 100 % Tax deduction for purchase Deduct 100% up to $139,000 Earn Fixed High Income Lock in 13.5% 3yrs, 7yrs or 10yrs800-588-4143americansynergycapital.com RS 10/19 CC 10/19 The End of the Year is Approaching! RE/MAX OF THE ISLANDSPutting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace www.remax-oftheislands.com 239-472-2311RS 3/30 BM TFN HOUSE TO RENT 2 bed 1 bath with pool. Davis Road area. Nearest to Island. $650. month. 239-472-3071.NS 10/19 CC 10/26 CASH PAID FOR MILITARY ITEMSCash Paid For Old Military Items. Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets, old guns, awards & more. Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280RS 10/19 CC 11/9 VEGAS BLOWOUT!Air from Tampa and 3-4 nights at lv Hilton or Imperial Palace for only $299 or stay at the Rio or Treasure Island for only $349. call 800-421-0599 or 608-853-1784NS 10/19 CC 10/19 HUGE ESTATE JEWELRY SALELargest collection of silver jewelry in SWFL! Art and jewelry consignments needed now. Come by daily 2431 Periwinkle Way & see The Silverneer & Silver Queen only at Sanibel Consignments 472-5222 RS 10/12 CC TFN Island VacationsOf Sanibel & CaptivaMillion $ Views Await You! Cottages Condos Homes Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths239-472-72771-888-451-7277RS 10/9 BM TFN ATRIUM CONDO RENTAL2 bedroom/2 bath updated condo. Gulf Front, pool & tennis. Call on this rare offering Rentals Bi-weekly, monthly or Seasonal 239-633-9396 or DSears2007@aol.com RS 10/19 CC 12/7 LIME TREE CENTER CONDO UNIT FOR SALEFOR SALE Commercial condo in 5-unit complex centrally located on Periwinkle Way. Can be used for of ce or retail. Motivated to sell. $225,000. Call Janie Howland, Realtor, VIP Realty. 239-850-6419. RS 9/7 CC 11/23 LIGHTHOUSE REALTYPaul J. Morris, Broker VACATION RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SALES 359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island 239-579-0511RR 7/20 CC TFN NEAR BEACH PRIVATE HOME 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH3 bedroom, 2 bath Home with heated pool, in quiet Sanibel neighborhood. Seasonal and monthly rentals. 239-472-0692 or www.4sanibel.com. RS 10/14 CC TFN Minimum Purchase $9,750 100% Ownership 100% Tax deductions to $139,000 Secured High Income Lock in 13.5% Rate 3yr 7yr 10yr800-588-4143americansynergycapital.com RS 10/26 CC 10/26 13.5% Fixed Rate Annual IncomeOwn Freight Equipment FOR RENTFRITZ CARLTON Steps from West Gulf Beach Access. 3BR, 3BA w/den, enclosed pool. Beautiful lake view! Non smoking, dog friendly. Minimum 4 month Seasonal Rental. 239-209-6500. RS 10/26 CC 10/26 CHRYSLER SEBRING CONVERTIBLE(99)For sale by owner! 6 cyl. / 138K. Runs good! Good Condition! Leather seats, new battery, new starter, new radiator. Perfect to enjoy the islands weather and live style. Asking Price $2,600 (obo) Call: 239-738-9171NS 10/26 NC 11/9 1997 PONTIAC GRAN PRIXOnly 54,000 miles/ 3.1 V6-good mileage SE model sedan/ 4 doors/ large trunk Power windows, doors, seat. One owner local $4,100 239-579-0610NS 10/26 CC TFN ANNUAL RENTALSSANIBELHOMES Dunes, Lake Front 3/3+den UF $2,500/mo. Centrally Located, Freshly painted 3/2.5 UF piling Home, 2 garage, $2,200/mo. CONDOMINIUMS Across from Beach, 2/2 F. Pool/tennis @ $1,400/mo Updated 2/2.5 F Townhome, $1,500/mo. Gulf Front, 2/2+den, designer furnished Pool, tennis, Beach $4,000/mo.472-6747Gulf Beach Properties, Inc.Paul H. Zimmerman, Broker/OwnerServing The Islands Rental Needs Since 1975 RS 9/28 BM TFN GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION GARAGE SALEEast Rocks Dr. Sanibel, Florida 9-3 Saturday Oct. 27, 2012 Sailboat, table, night stands, lamps, household items, clothes, handbags, misc.NS 10/19 CC 10/26 GARAGE SALE1717 Jewel Box Dr. on Sanibel 7:30am-1pm on Oct. 27 Household goods, small appliances, tools, furniture, silk plants, books, kitchen items, and much more!!NS 10/26 CC 10/26 GARAGE SALESat, Oct. 27, 7:30 sharp. Household, jewelry, linens, plants, framed pictures, books, collectibles and much more. 590 Boulder Dr., turn left off East Rocks. No early sales or inquiries.NS 10/26 CC 10/26 HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZADecorations/gifts including Christopher Radco ornaments, 9 ft arti cial tree, new water skis much more. Friday/Saturday, November 2/3 1409 Albatross Road 10A-3PNS 10/26 CC 10/26 CARS/ANTIQUE AND CLASSIC CARS FOR SALE1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396/350HP, original, $7400 OBO, email or call for details: gegenh7@msn.com / 863-657-4599.NS 10/26 CC 11/2 FOR RENT1BR/1BA Fully Furnished, Updated. $950/mo. 239-395-1742 239-395-3273 703-914-9532.NS 10/26 CC TFN SEASONS COMING, CLASSIFIED DEADLINE MONDAY AT NOON


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 26, 201230 Hello, my name is Rosie and I am a 9-month-old female white and brown pit bull. I had a very bad skin condition when I was found. Thanks to my foster mom and some very good medical care, Im all better now. My foster family has four dogs and a cat, and I get along great with all of them. Im a smart little girl. I know how to walk on a leash plus Im crate-trained and potty-trained. I love baths, car rides, chew toys and cuddling. My adoption fee is $48 during Animal Services Dogtober & Caturday adoption special (regularly $50) Hi, my name is Sammi and I am a 1-year-old spayed female brown tabby (with white socks) domestic short hair. I came to the shelter with 24 of my brothers and sisters. We were taken from a very bad situation and given a second chance at a good life. Im a sweet girl who likes quiet time, but plenty of togetherness. Please give me a chance to show you how wonderful I am. Im ready to find a new home where Ill be spoiled and loved. My adoption fee is $25 during Animal Services Dogtober & Caturday adoption special (regularly $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. Sammi ID# 545748 Rosie ID# 539430 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 NEW LISTINGS: DIRECT LAKEFRONT SANCTUARY HOME WITH PANORAMIC SUNSET VIEWSWith over 3500 sq. ft, this stunning home features four bedrooms, 4 baths, vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, gourmet kitchen with granite counters, gas stove, and high end appliances. Master bath opens to private garden and offers 2 oversized walk-in closets. Living room with fireplace, dining room with pass through bar area and wine fridge. Two sets of sliding doors pocket out of the way and open the living/dining area to the oversized screened lanai/patio with fabulous pool and barbecue area. 2 car garage with air conditioned workshop. Offered for $1,495,000. ABSOLUTELY STUNNING HERON CONDO AT THE SANCTUARYOver 2500 sq.ft. with all new furnishings, all new appliances, new air conditioner, water heater, ceiling fans, washer & dryer, and more! Youll feel like youre walking into a model home. 2 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths plus large den or 3rd bedroom with hard wood floors. Fantastic sunset views over the 9th fairway from lovely corner lanai. Marble master bath, walk-in closets, 10 ft. ceilings, single car garage with extra parking. Offered for $619,000. OVER 2300 SQ.FT LIVING AREAThis exquisite 2 BR 2 Bath Golf Villages unit is beautifully furnished & decorated. High ceilings, hardwood floors, formal living and dining rooms, casual family & breakfast rooms. Spacious corner lanai with sliding glass enclosure. Sunset views of lake & fairway. Under building parking plus private storage room. Offered for $540,000. For information on the listings above contact Steve Harrell 239/565-1277, Toby Tolp 239/239/848-0433 or Kasey Harrell 239/850-7602. NEW LISTING BAY-JAH-VIEW IS THE EPITOME OF THE CAPTIVA LIFESTYLEThey say to have a great day on Captiva all you have to do is be there. This handsome, tastefully tropical 3+ Bedroom, 3 bath beach home is a short stroll to the ocean, boasts Bay views and includes all the amenities you expect. Private elevator to all floors, master suite with office, wet bar, personal balcony and bath which resembles a mini spa. A more than spacious ground floor screened playroom seamlessly blends indoors and out with access to a large open to the stars heated pool and spa. Complete privacy and serenity yet just around the corner from all the best the Captiva Village has to offer in dinning, shops and entertainment. Offered for $1,465,000. Contact George Kohlbrenner 239/565-8805. NEW LISTING HISTORIC PUNTA RASSABright & airy End Unit with balcony off dining room. This perfect rental unit features 2 large bedroom suites, laundry facility, assigned parking and 2 storage areas. Experience the magnificence of the ever changing, breathtaking views of the sunrises & sunsets. Well maintained and efficiently managed, many recent improvements have been completed with no assessments. Included is a social membership to Sanibel Harbour Yacht Club. A special arrangement for owners/ tenants with the hotel for the use of their facilities including exercise, spas, pools, etc. A Fabulous Boating Community! Offered for $375,000 Contact Marianne Stewart 239/560-6420. BEACHWALK OF SANIBEL-LOT DWE SAVED THE BEST FOR LAST!!! This is the last building site in the Beachwalk Development, a large corner lot in a great near beach location bordered by a conservation area. Package includes a larger, upgraded 3 bedroom 2 bathroom floor plan with metal roof, concrete board siding and impact windows, granite countertops and raised wood panel cabinets. Offered for $795,000. Contact Ken Colter 239/851-1357 or Bob Berning 239/699-9597. LOGGERHEAD CAY #583Amazing GULF VIEWS from this 3rd floor condo. This unit is FULLY FURNISHED and just steps away from the sandy white beaches. Loggerhead Cay is one of the Islands most popular condominium complexes as it has AMENITIES GALORE! Community grills, shuffleboard, tennis courts are just a few of the many amenities available. This unit is quiet and features an open floor plan. Offered for $549,000. Contact Tracy Walters Mr. Listr 239/9947975 or Connie Walters Ms. Listr at 239/841-4540. SOMERSET AT THE REEFEnjoy the great view of the Gulf of Mexico. Beautifully maintained, large property. Glassed in lanai providing additional living area to an already spacious and desirable floor plan. Large master suite and bath, second bath services the den (or 3rd bedroom) and the guest room along with an additional powder room. Available fully furnished and ready for you to move in Offered for $1,225,000.00. Contact Linda Naton 239/691-5024 LIVE ON THE BAY WITH BEACH ACCESS DIRECTLY ACROSS THE STREETView encompasses a broad sweep of uninhabited, northern Sanibel Island and the broad channel leading out to Pine Island Sound. Landscaped grounds, gently curving driveway long enough for seclusion past palms, sea grapes to a circular drive. Spacious 4 bedroom, 2 bath located on the upper level offering privacy from the newly renovated living & dining rooms; screen enclosed round tower looks out to the large private pool & beyond a private sunning patio & boat dock. Offered for $1,799,999 Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632. SOUTH SEAS BAYSIDE VILLAS 5136Renovated and updated, this 1 bedroom, 2 bath condo capitalizes on waterfront views across lush green foliage with eastern exposure. The great room combines the living, dining and kitchen maximizing for a feeling of spaciousness and great light. The kitchen includes granite countertops and white cabinetry. The master suite is updated with West Indies flair. This bay front condominium located in South Seas Island Resort. With the investors or vacation home in mind, this condominium offers a strong monthly income. The waters edge Bayside Villa community has under building parking, pool, spa, bbqs along with separate storage lockers. Welcome to the Islands! Offered for $280,000. Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632 EAST END ISLAND LIVING AT ITS FINEST!This 3/2 pool home is located on a direct access canal and is truly a must see! This Island home features high ceilings, hardwood floors throughout, over sized kitchen with stainless appliances, upgraded fixtures, granite surfaces, pantry and center island with plenty of cupboard space. Home also has a wood burning fireplace for the cool Island nights, 2 stage A/C systems (5 and 3 ton) for the hot island days, fire pit area, 10 thousand pound boat lift, sparkling pool, deeded beach access and lush landscaping all situated on a private road. Take a leisurely stroll to the Sanibel Marina and enjoy the fresh seafood at Grandma Dots restaurant. Offered for $959,000 Contact Tracy Walters Mr. Listr 239/9947975 or Connie Walters Ms. Listr at 239/841-4540. BEST CAPTIVA GULF FRONT OPPORTUNITY IN YEARSPriced to sell at Land Value, this property offers you multiple options, renovate the existing 2 bedroom beachfront cottage and guest house,for great rental potential, or use the guest house while you build your beachfront Dream Home. You can always build an all new guest house and main house or just hold the property for future market appreciation. This property has an added feature, a 71-2 foot right of use access to Roosevelt Channel, so bring your kayak! Plans are available for a new main and Guest house or built to suite. Offered for $2,795,000. Contact George Kohlbrenner 239/565-8805. THE RIVER OCTOBER 26, 201232