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FREETake Me Home VOL. 11, NO. 44 NOVEMBER 9, 2012From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Did Kanzius Invention Inspire Navy Fuel Technology?by Jim GeorgeAs islander John Kanzius was developing his technology to destroy cancer cells with radio frequency, he discovered that his technology might also be applied to creating energy out of salt water. His external RF generator had been in testing as a new treatment for cancer. The idea was to inject gold nanoparticles into tumors and zap them with RFG radio waves. The tumor cells and not healthy cells attracted the gold nanoparticles. The result in petri dishes and small animal testing was cancer cells dead, healthy cells unharmed and no side effects. During the course of the cancer research, the RF generator was directed at a test tube of salt water and the tube burst into flames. It is scientifically a staggeringly important discovery, said Rustum Roy in 2007, a continued on page 4Burroughs Home To Feature Turkish Carpet ShowThe Uncommon Friends Foundation is featuring a Turkish Carpet Show at the Burroughs Home, located at 2505 First Street in Fort Myers, on Friday, November 16 at 5 p.m. The show will be held on the dancing porch as a benefit for the foundation. The Burroughs family, owners of the architecturally significant Burroughs Home, built in 1901, were world travelers and art collectors. Among the many historical artifacts in the home are four wellworn family carpets that may have been purchased in Istanbul during a family trip in 1905. Two Turkish carpet experts continued on page 9 A variety of Turkish carpets will be on display at the Burroughs Home The first photo ever taken of salt water burning, published in the The River Weekly News December 21, 2007 photo by Ken RasiNovember Music Walk At The Davis Art CenterThe Juice Blues Band will be performing at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center on Friday, November 16 during Music Walk. The popular and talented group has a long history in Southwest Florida and will be playing from 7 until 10 p.m., followed by the Dancing at the Davis Studio Showcase, from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dancing at the Davis is a new, monthly, Music Walk after-party. The Davis Art Center is located in the downtown Fort Myers River District, at 2301 First Street. The Juice began 18 years ago in a small club on Fort Myers Beach The Captains Tavern. It featured a beach favorite, Steve Anthony, on keys and lead vocals, and boasted a four-piece horn continued on page 23 The Juice will be featured at the November 16 Music Walk Free Kids Fishing Derby Casts Off On CausewayKids of all ages who are able to hold their own fishing pole can participate in the free 2nd annual Ding Darling Kids Fishing Derby, to be held on the Sanibel Causeway Islands Park (Island A) on Saturday, November 17. The JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge and the Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) are co-sponsors of the event. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. on the causeway, and ages 15 and younger start fishing at 9 a.m. and finish at 11 a.m. Judges will record catches during the session. After the results are tallied, they will award winners in two age groups: 10 to 15, and nine and younger. Based upon total inches of fish caught, the refuge will award first, second, and third place prizes, continued on page 6 Kids, get ready to reel in the big ones at the refuges free fishing derby


Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now: Western Union On Jacksonby Gerri ReavesCirca 1915, a well-dressed boy astride a bicycle a delivery boy, perhaps? posed for a photograph in front of the Western Union Telegraph and Cable Office on Jackson Street. The office was located near what is now the southwest corner of Jackson and Bay, only a short distance from the foot of the Jackson Street Dock, also called City Dock. Today, the Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency occupies the offices seen in the historic photo. A century ago, Western Union provided the fastest and most efficient form of international communication of its day. A telegram was the fax, text message or email message of the time. The delivery of a telegram typed on the signature yellow Western Union paper could bring joy or sorrow the notification of a family illness or death, the birth of a child or an announcement of travel plans. However, the choice to communicate by telegram usually indicated that the message was important enough that it couldnt wait and must be hand-delivered. In short, receiving a telegram was special, for it usually transmitted important news from afar. Went sent locally, a telegram signified an extra-special recognition. Such was the case in June 3, 1931, when Ann Hendry and other students, its presumed -received a reassuringly titled social message from Western Union. Hendry was to graduate from Fort Myers High School the following evening. The telegram congratulated her on her accomplishment and wished her a long and successful career. It was signed by Lee County Bank and Trust Co., Royal Palm Pharmacy, Fort Myers Press, Parkers Book Store, and Foxworthy and Lee, a furniture company. Such were the thoughtful customs in a time when Fort Myers was small enough that almost everyone knew each other. On the practical side, those congratulations from businesses couldnt help but cultivate future customers. The most famous telegraph communication in the areas history is probably the one received on February 15, 1898 at George Schultzs cable station at Punta Rassa. The station, which was located near todays Sanibel Island Bridge toll booth, received news that the U.S. Battleship Maine had sunk in Havana harbor, killing more than 200 Americans. That event helped to start the Spanish-American War, and according to historian Karl H. Grismer, the Punta Rassa station became the most important communication center in the South during the next year. (It should be noted that recent research has not established a definitive cause for the sinking of the battleship. Theories include an explosion of ammunition on board or a fire in the coal bunker instead of an attack by the Spanish.) As for the Western Union on Jackson, it moved to the south side of First Street shortly after this photo was taken and remained there for many years. continued on page 6 Today, the citys Community Redevelopment Agency occupies the space where telegrams and cables were received and sent about a century ago photo by Gerri Reaves Ann Hendry received this social message on the eve of her graduation from Fort Myers High School in 1931 photo by Gerri Reaves A boy poses in front of the Western Union Telegraph and Cable Office circa 1915 courtesy of Southwest Florida Historical Society The River Weekly News will correct factual errors or matters of emphasis and interpretation that appear in news stories. Readers with news, tips, comments or questions, please call (239) 415-7732 or write to: The River Weekly News, 1609 Hendry Street, Suite 15, Fort Myers, FL 33901. Fax number: (239) 415-7702. E-mail: press@riverweekly.com. The River Weekly News reserves the right to refuse, alter or edit any editorial or advertisement.Independently Owned And Operated COPYRIGHT 2012 The River Weekly News LORKEN Publications, Inc.Co-Publishers Lorin Arundel and Ken Rasi Advertising Sales Isabel Rasi George Beleslin Stacy Osborn Office Coordinator Patricia MolloyGraphic Arts/ProductionAnn Ziehl Sarah Crooks Kris See Photographer Michael Heider Writers Gerri Reaves, Ph D Anne Mitchell Jeff Lysiak PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER Contributing Writers Read Us Online: www.IslandSunNews.com Click on The River Jennifer Basey Kimberley Berisford Suzy Cohen Ed Frank Max Friedersdorf Priscilla Friedersdorf Jim George Dr. Dave Hepburn Joan Hooper Audrey Krienen Scott Martell Capt. Matt Mitchell Patricia Molloy Laura Zocki Puerto Di Saggau Scott White THE RIVER NOVEMBER 9, 20122


3 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 9, 2012 Paint The Beach Draws Dozens Of ArtistsThe third annual Paint the Beach... Sandcastles to Shrimpboats will be bringing artists from all over the country and as far away as Equador to Fort Myers Beach. Artists checked in Monday evening and met each other at South Beach Grill. The competition got started the next morning and they were busily painting for the next three days. After being framed, the pieces will be brought to the festival tent for judging and hanging on Friday, November 9. The festival, sponsored by the Fort Myers Beach Art Association, Santini Marina Plaza and Fish-Tale Marina, is highlighted by the Gala Collectors Preview Party on November 9 where the framed artwork is displayed for show and sale. The ticketed event from 6 to 9 p.m. is a lively showcase of talent. Hors dourvres from the Santini Plaza restaurants will be served and there will be music by the Cypress Lake String Quartet. A live auction will be held for a half day fishing trip donated by Capt. Phil Pica, a trip to Key West on the Key West Express and a two-night stay at the Comfort Inn, and a tapas party for 40 donated by Skyes. Prizes will be awarded to the artists after being judged by Kevin Dean from Selby Gallery at Ringling College of Art and Design. Tickets for this event can be purchased at the Fish-Tale Marina office, Fort Myers Beach Art Association or online at fortmyersbeachart.com They are $20 in advance or $25. at the door. The Beach Elementary School will again display work created by the students in the festival tent. Principal Larry Wood and art teacher Holly Nichols have worked with the art association outdoor painters to learn about plein air or outdoor painting. The fifth graders worked with the artists outside to paint their own scenes. Times Square will be the subject for artists participating in the Quick Draw event on Saturday morning, having just two hours to complete a painting. They will be there from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. then will take the finished work to the festival tent in Santini Marina Plaza to be judged at noon. The North Fort Myers Academy Steel Drum Band will play at 1 p.m. The festival tent will be open for view and sales from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and the Imagination Station will be set up from 1 to 4 p.m. for children to produce their own artwork. Artists will be demonstrating outside the tent.from 2 to 4 p.m. At 6 p.m. the tent becomes a Jazz Cafe with singer Jo List performing accompanied by a pianist. Food and beverages will be available through Skyes. The Beach art association will be selling raffle tickets throughout this event for paintings donated by Randon Eddy, Mary Klunk, Pauline Healey, and Mary Chaikowsky. Proceeds from these sales benefit the art association directly. Paintings are on display at the gallery at Donora and Shellmound and can be seen during gallery hours. On Sunday the tent will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the festival concludes with the raffle drawing. Artists will remove their work at that time. The working gallery on Donora and Shellmound, Fort Myers Beach, will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday. For more information. call the gallery at 463-3909 or go to www.fortmyersbeachart.com. Emma, a painting by Pauline Healey, has been donated by the artist for the raffle 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 MICHAEL PICK TUESDAY MICHAEL PICK Vocalist/Guitar Vocalist/Guitar THURSDAY MARK KOBIE THURSDAY MARK KOBIE Vocalist/Guitar Vocalist/GuitarEmail editorial copy to: press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER NOVEMBER 9, 20124 From page 1Kanzius Inventionleading authority on microwave applications on materials technology. Sea water is hydrogen and oxygen with dissolved salts and minerals. Roy said the combustion in the test tube was from the hydrogen that was released and it sparked a second direction of research for the Kanzius invention as a potential new source of energy. Roy is now deceased. He said at the time that he wasnt sure whether the generators use would result in a net gain in energy since the generator itself is powered by energy. It is certainly a new route for active research, he said. Kanzius continued his experiments on the salt water theory until his death in 2009. We know that we can burn salt water with the radio waves, Kanzius said. Now were trying to find what we need to add to make it the most efficient and cost-effective. The main issue was to convert the salt water to energy at a lower cost than the conversion process. Fast forward to 2012. According to author Len Rosen in his blog, 21st Century Tech, the U.S. Navy has announced that its research laboratory is developing a technology that converts carbon dioxide in sea water and catalytically converts the carbon dioxide and hydrogen into jet fuel by a gas-to-liquids process. Rosen suggests the navy technology may be based on Kanzius invention. The specific technology is certainly a well-guarded secret, but Rosen says the navy process called electrochemical acidification takes sea water through a two-step process to capture carbon dioxide and produce hydrogen gas, which is the end product of the Kanzius technology as well. Kanzius submitted patents for his technology early on, which are still pending. Is his process or something like it being used by the navy? Hard to tell. The Naval Research Lab has successfully developed and demonstrated technologies for the recovery of carbon dioxide and the production of hydrogen gas from seawater using the electrochemical acidification cell, and the conversion of carbon dioxide and hydrogen gas to hydrocarbons (organic compounds consisting of hydrogen and carbon) that can be used to produce jet fuel, but there is no reference to the Kanzius technology. At least publicly. The stakes are high. According to Science News Magazine, the potential payoff is the ability to produce JP-5 fuel stock at sea reducing the logistics tail on fuel delivery with no environmental burden and increasing the Navys energy security and independence, In Fiscal Year 2011, the U.S. Navy Military Sea Lift Command, the primary supplier of fuel and oil to the U.S. Navy fleet, delivered nearly 600 million gallons of fuel to navy vessels underway, operating 15 fleet replenishment oilers around the globe. According to Marianne Kanzius, John Kanzius widow, who has taken command of the Kanzius project since his death, research still continues on the Kanzius device in both the medical and the energy areas. She stated that although the energy component is promising, the main focus is the cancer research and bringing it to human clinical trials. 5 250 S. Tamiami Trail, #109, Fort M y ers 33908 1 5 C all: 2 39 .2 88 6953 w ww.v i nosp i casso.co m w paint studio gallery wine bar Nightly sessions w/local artists Chinese & Japanese Cuisine Downtown Fort Myers (Post Oce Arcade Hotel Indigo) 1520 Broadway For Takeout & Delivery Tel: 334-6991 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEKMon-urs 11am 10pm Fri-Sat 11am 11pm Sun 12pm 9pm Electrochemical Acidification Carbon Capture on skid John Kanzius The saltwater flameGreeters Club Looking to make new friends and join in monthly activities? Attend the next luncheon meeting of The Greeters Club of Greater Fort Myers on Thursday, November 15 at Colonial County Club, 9181 Independence Way in Fort Myers. Fashions by Trader Ricks are sure to entice folks to update their wardrobe. Call today to join this dynamic group of women from Lee County. The cost to attend the luncheon is $20, with reservations required. Contact Janet Gambuzza at 454-5750 or Marie Gaither at 7918966 or email wmgaither@aol.com. Also, Check out Greeters of Fort Myers on Facebook for other fun activities. Veterans Day Schedule For City And Solid Waste The City of Fort Myers will observe Veterans Day on Monday, November 12, 2012. City hall and city offices will be closed. The utility billing and solid waste customer service office will also be closed on that day. However, all trash, garbage and recycling will be picked up as regularly scheduled. Any questions concerning the collection schedule, please contact the City of Fort Myers Solid Waste Division at 321-8050.


5 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 9, 2012LeeTrans Ridership Has Increased The LeeTran transit system has achieved ridership records for 26 consecutive months, leading officials to believe that the trend will continue. Lee County is embracing public transportation like never before, said transit director Steve Myers. Transit ridership is up nationwide, but among systems our size, growth has averaged around five percent. Achieving 17 percent is a real accomplishment. Myers cited volatile gas prices, route and schedule improvements, and improving employment numbers as factors that may be driving the ridership jump. We also opened a new transfer center at Edison Mall early this year, and have installed a number of bus shelters along busy routes, said Myers. Both amenities have improved our passengers comfort and may contribute to more ridership. In planning for the systems future, Myers has to factor in a new challenge: overcrowded vehicles during peak commute hours. We are running at capacity on certain trips along U.S. 41, and between Fort Myers and Lehigh Acres, Myers said. The Lehigh route experienced a 41.6 percent increase in ridership, while the U.S. 41 route carried 1.2 million passengers during the past year. The transit systems budget has remained level for several years, with no funding currently available to add buses to busy routes. The Board of County Commissioners has asked county staff to work with a transit task force to explore opportunities for additional funding, and recommendations from the task force are expected to be presented to the board early next year. HUD MeetingThe City of Fort Myers receives funding annually from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide housing, economic development and public service programs to eligible low-moderate income residents of the city. The meeting will be held to provide citizens, community groups and other interested stakeholders in the community an opportunity to evaluate the accomplishments and performance of the FY 2011 CDBG program year through the second program year Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER). Addtionally, the City of Fort Myers will provide information to the public on all aspects of an economic development project. The city is requesting from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), $1,000,000 in Section 108 Loan Guarantee Funds to assist with the The City of Fort Myers in the $5.1 million renovation and revitilization of historic McCollum Hall at 2701 Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard. With the $1,000,000 contributed by the City of Fort Myers, through the Section 108 Loan program the perceived benefit to the city is the creation of 53 jobs. The project will also provide a community events venue on the second floor. This meeting will allow individuals an opportunity to provide input on the identified community needs and proposed funded activities. The meeting is scheduled for November 8 at Riverside Community Center, 3601 E. Riverside Drive, Fort Myers, Floiraa beginning at 6p.m. Alva Community Center Phone (239)728-2882 21471 N. River Road Alva, Florida 33920 Annual Community Yard Sale This is a great way to sell your stuff. Clean out your closet, garage and home. Turn your junk into someones treasure. Saturday, November 10, 2012 8am to 1pm Only $5.00 per spot (10x10) (You must provide your own tables) For more information or to reserve your spot, please, call Sandra @728-2882 To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732 Support Our Veterans By Purchasing Purple Heart Postage StampsLee, Collier and Charlotte county residents are encouraged to purchase the Purple Heart FOREVER postage stamp during the month of November. To celebrate Veterans Day November 12 and the opening of the new Veterans Administration Outpatient Clinic in Cape Coral, post offices are tracking sales of this stamp through December 15. A framed enlargement of the stamp will be presented at the grand opening of the V. A. Outpatient Clinic with a dedication plaque noting the total number of stamps purchased. The U.S. Postal Service is honoring the sacrifices of the men and women who serve in the U.S. military with the Purple Heart with Ribbon FOREVER stamp. The postage stamp has a 45-cent value and will be valid for FIRST CLASS postage forever, regardless of any increase in postage rates. FIRST CLASS postage rates will increase to 46-cents in January 2013, so this is a great time to stock up on the Purple Heart FOREVER stamp. And heres the best news a trip to the Post Office isnt necessary to participate in this promotion. You can mail your request for the stamps to Customer Relations, 79 Mid Cape Ter, Cape Coral, Fl 33991. Include a check payable to Postmaster for sheets of 20 stamps @ $9.00 per sheet. Be sure to include your full name and return address. Stamps will be mailed to you. No sales tax or shipping fees will be charged. Please show your support and buy your Purple Heart stamps today! MOAA Dinner MeetingThe next meeting of MOAA (Military Officers Association or America) will be held at Crown Colony Golf and Country Club at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, November 12. The speaker speaker will be Sector Commander Captain Sheryl L. Dickenson, USCG. Captain Dickenson has a background in the Merchant Marine and practiced maritime law in South Florida. She is responsible for directing operations in the Tampa Bay region. Former, retired or active duty uniformed officers who are interested in joining MOAA should contact Joe Smaha at 395-0776 for membership information. Reservations Required for All Cruises All Cruises(239)472-5300Cruises depart from beautiful Captiva Islandwww.captivacruises.com Call for departure timeTHE BEST WAY TO SEE THE ISLANDS IS FROM THE WATER 10 a.m. Island Cruise to Useppa Or Cabbage Key Adventure Sailing Cruises 4:00 p.m. Dolphin Watch Cruise Beach & Shelling Cruise Sunset Serenade Cruise with Island Musicians JACARANDAThe Entertainment Nightly in Sanibels Social Scene1223 PERIWINKLE WAY, SANIBEL 472-1771 Happy Apps $5.95Sesame Encrusted Ahi Tuna, Crispy Fried Calamari, Chilled Oysters, Steamed Shrimp, BBQ Beef Satays, Mussels Marinara, Chicken WingsSanibels Best HAPPY HOUR4 7 p.m. Nightly in the lounge1/2 Price DrinksCall & Well Liquor, Draft Beer Selections, Select House Wine


THE RIVER NOVEMBER 9, 20126 Hortoons From page 2Western UnionWalk down to the corner of Jackson and Bay Streets and imagine the hubbub of a busy telegraph office circa 1915. Then stroll a few blocks south to the Southwest Florida Museum of History to learn more about the history of modern communication in Fort Myers. 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 the telegram delivered to 641 Riverside Avenue in June 1931. 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 nytimes.com. The Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce and local businesses are gearing up for the annual Christmas Boat Parade which will take place on Saturday, December 1st. The parade will commence at 6:10 p.m. from Salty Sams Marina. The festive lighted night-time parade will be led by Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus on the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce Boat, sponsored Fish Tale Marina. There were 27 boats in last years parade and it was just an amazing spectacle to behold! Dazzling lights, festive music and parties everywhere! That is the best way to describe Fort Myers Beach on Boat Parade night, said Norma Jean Pevey, Chair Elect of the Chambers Board of Directors. Beach Businesses are invited to contribute to the event with an in kind or cash sponsorship. The Chamber has secured a number of sponsors for the event, however the size of the event has grown over the years and more sponsors will aid to continue its growth. Light up the night sponsors listed have made significant in kind contributions to the parade, while corporate sponsors have made cash donations for costs associated with the event. Peoples Choice Sponsors are host sponsor sites in which patrons are able to watch the parade and vote for their favorite decorated boat. Sponsorships are still available. Light up the Night Sponsors Pink Shell Beach Resort Mango Street Inn Bennett Chiropractic Fish Tale Marina Big Game Waterfront Grill Freedom Boat Club Corporate Sponsors Gavins Ace Hardware Freedom Boat Club Indian Princess Peoples Choice Sponsors Parrot Key Caribbean Grill Nervous Nellies Crazy Waterfront Eatery Smokin Oyster Brewery Bonita Bills Fort Myers Princess Shoals Restaurant & Wine Bar Yucatan Beach Stand Big Game Waterfront Grill Matanzas Inn Restaurant Nauti Turtle Chucks Last Stop, An American Grill The Christmas Boat Parade is such an amazing way to kick off the holiday season and we thank each and everyone one of our sponsors, boaters and organizers that work together to make it all possible, said Dan Eaton, Boat Parade Chairman. The vessels will assemble in front of the docks at Salty Sams Marina at 5:45 p.m. At 6:10 the boats will begin to leave Salty Sams Marina going past Parrot Key Caribbean Grill and Big Game Waterfront Grill heading northwest passing by Nauti Turtle and under the sky bridge. They will travel in and out of Siesta Isles and go around Bowditch Point turning in front of the Pink Shell Resort. The boats will travel past Nervous Nellies, and the Yucatan Bar & Grill on the return. The parade will end at Salty Sams Marina for the Winners Circle Party and awards presentation. Other viewing areas include the fishing piers under Matanzas Pass, Baywalk Fountain Square, and the select Siesta Bay canals. The Pieces of Eight Pirate Cruise, the Fort Myers Princess and the Indian Princess will offer special cruises in which passengers will be able to view the parade from the vessels. Salty Sams Marina is offering free overnight dockage to all participating boats with advance registration. Boats will be required to pay for electricity if needed. Salty Sams Marina is located at 2500 Main Street, Fort Myers Beach, Florida. For advance reservations please call 239-463-7333. If you would like to participate in the boat parade registration please contact the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce at 239.454.7500. Registration forms are available on the Chamber Website at http://fortmyersbeachchamber.org. If you would like to be a sponsor, contact Nancy Eaton at the Chamber Office. Local Businesses Gear Up For The Fort Myers Chamber Of Commerce Christmas Boat Parade Read us online at IslandSunNews.com From page 1Fishing Derbyplus awards for the largest and smallest fish hooked, in both age categories. Participants should bring their own fishing poles, but a limited amount of loaner poles will be available. Tarpon Bay Explorers will be supplying the bait. Throughout the day, volunteers and staff will teach fishing skills and safe and ethical fishing practices and engage children in fish crafts. We had an exciting event last November in our inaugural year, said Ranger Becky Wolff, the refuges education specialist. We are so happy to be able to open this derby to all kids. The event is made possible also by support from the Sanibel Island Fishing Club and Lee County Parks & Recreation. For more information or to volunteer for Kids Fishing Derby, contact Wolff at Rebecca_Wolff@fws.gov or 472-1100 ext. 236. As a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, DDWS works to support JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuges mission of conservation, wildlife and habitat protection, research and public education through charitable donations and Refuge Nature Shop proceeds. 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.


7 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 9, 2012 www.nervousnellies.netGPS Coordinates: 11am-10pm RIV 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. 16, 2012 FREE with Dock Attendants Assistance Fort Myers Public Art Edison And The Ball Bearingby Tom HallThe entrance of the Edison & Ford Winter Estates is dominated by an Indian banyan tree that was given to Thomas and Mina Edison by Harvey Firestone in 1925. It has grown from four feet in height and two inches in diameter into the largest banyan tree in the continental United States, covering more than an acre and supported by 350 roots. And standing right in front of it, as though welcoming visitors to the Estates, is a standing figure of Thomas Edison. Cast by North Fort Myers sculptor D.J. Wilkins, the sculpture is the most photographed public artwork in all of Southwest Florida. Is that a light bulb? asked one recent visitor, eying the small, round silver ball clenched in Edisons left hand. Actually, the inventor holds a ball bearing, although Wilkins could have just as easily opted for a sprig of goldenrod given that the bulk of the research Edison conducted in the laboratory on his winter estate involved testing over 17,000 botanicals in order to discover a local source of latex from which to make rubber. But for Wilkins, the ball bearing provides a deeper insight into Edisons genius, which he famously deflected by claiming that creativity is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. But as legend has it, Edison had a special way of finding his prodigious inspiration. He would sit in a chair when he got sleepy with the ball bearing in his left hand position over a metal bucket. When Edison eventually moved into deep sleep, his hand would relax and the metal ball would drop into the metal bucket, Wilkins relates. He would wake up and immediately jot down the ideas that had popped into his head while he was [in the hypnagogic state between wakefulness and deep sleep]. If the storys true, adds Wilkins thoughtfully, you can add biofeedback to the list of things Edison invented. Wilkins also tipped Edisons cane in silver to match the ball bearing. The ball bearing represents Edisons continually evolving intellect, Wilkins explains. But many people have brilliant minds. It takes discipline to harness that mind power. The silver tip on the cane symbolizes that Edison was also well-grounded. Donated by Estates patron Darilyn Aldreman, the seven-foot, four-inch heroic size sculpture was dedicated on February 11, 2005, the 158th anniversary of Thomas Edisons birth. Theres no charge to stop by the Edison & Ford Winter Estates for a look at the sculpture of Thomas Edison, or that of wife Mina that sits nearby. But as long as youre there, you may as well take a tour of the Estates. The Edison & Ford Winter Estates is located at 2350 McGregor Boulevard. An arts advocate, Tom Hall guides weekly walking tours of the River Districts public art collection in Fort Myers. For more information, go to www.truetours.net. Legend has it that Edison held a ball bearing in his left hand to help channel inspiration


THE RIVER NOVEMBER 9, 20128 Along The RiverThe Sunset Celebration in Fort Myers Beach continues this weekend with live music from Soapbox on Friday and High Tide on Saturday. The event is held from 4 to 9 p.m. both evenings (weather permitting) at Times Square. For more information, call 463-5900. On Saturday, November 10, Bike Night returns to Fort Myers downtown River District. The Saturday night event is held quarterly from 6 to 10 p.m. and features live music on multiple stages, vending by hand-picked merchants and a bike show on First Street. The River District is a truly unique venue with a brick-paved cityscape highlighted by world class bars, restaurants, art galleries and tattoo shops. For more information, call Pam Lemmerman at 849-1380. While downtown, grab a drink and bite to eat at The Morgan House or its second-story bar, Top of the Town, located in the historic Patio de Leon. The Morgan House offers the best casual fine dining in downtown Fort Myers. Stop in for a delicious dinner featuring seafood, steaks, salads, sandwiches and tempting entres to satisfy every appetite. Dinner is available inside the main dining room or outside Tuesday through Thursday from 5 to 10 p.m. and 5 to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Lunch is served Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Morgan Houses Top of the Town is a friendly neighborhood bar famous for our fabulous atmosphere, Floribbean-inspired gourmet menu, extensive wine list, signature cocktails and fine selection of domestic, imported and craft beers. Top of the Town serves a free buffet on Fridays (while it lasts) with a two drink minimum. Choose a seat inside or outside overlooking the the Patio de Leon. The Morgan House and Top of the Town are located at 33 Patio de Leon. Call 337-3377 or go to www.morganhouserestaurant.com. Wednesday night is Ladies Night at Nervous Nellies Crazy Waterfront Eatery. Ladies drink for free from 6 to 8 p.m. during the new weekly event featuring 96.9 WINK FM. Stay for live music from the Danny Morgan Band from 6 to 10 p.m. upstairs at Uglys Waterside Bar. Nellies serves lunch, dinner and snacks in between from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Eat inside in air-conditioned comfort or outside on their expansive patio over-looking the ocean. Enjoy live music and happy hour, all day every day, upstairs at Uglys. Free marine dockage with dock attendants assistance is available for patrons at Nellies Snug Harbour Marina. Parking for your car is also free if you dine at the restaurant. Nervous Nellies Crazy Waterfront Eatery is located at 1131 First Street, Fort Myers Beach in the historic Baywalk district. Go to www.nervousnellies.net for a listing of nightly live entertainment. Call ahead seating is available at 463-8077. Live life in the raw at The Lazy Flamingo. With four great locations, the restaurant and bar has the Big Ten Network and $12 domestic buckets of beer. Happy hour is served daily from 3 to 5 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. to midnight. Enjoy live music from 7 to 10 p.m. with Michael Pick on Tuesday and Mark Kobie on Thursday. As local seafood lovers know, The Lazy 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 restaurant is also known for its secret recipe Flamingo garlic bread, buffalo wings and giant burgers... and during the season, fresh stone crab claws! 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. Karaoke will take on a whole new twist aboard the Indian Princess authentic double-deck paddleboat in October. Every Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m., karaoke crooners and spectators can enjoy a fun-filled musical contest aboard a 60-foot paddleboat launching from Fort Myers Beach. Boarding begins at 2 p.m. and begins cruising at 3 p.m. Karaoke with Jim will lead the contest on the first decks Princess Room as the boat cruises Estero Bay. Prizes will be given to the best singers and crowd favorites. The first 40 people to book their reservation receive a free drink ticket, so dont wait to make your reservation! The Indian Princess is located before the sky bridge next to the Key West Express at 2080 Main Street on Fort Myers Beach. Call 765-8919 or visit www.indianprincessfortmyers.com. Indian Princess departs from Fort Myers Beach and offers karaoke cruises every Sunday The Lazy Flamingo in Fort Myers serves fresh seafood, happy hour specials and live music 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.


9 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 9, 2012 From page 1Turkish Carpet Showfrom Harem 49 (www.haremcarpets.com) in Istanbul, Emre and Ayhan Elci, will give their expert opinion about the age, quality and workmanship of the in-house carpets. The carpet show will include Turkic carpets from Turkey, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan. Besides a very unusual selection of carpets including some from Persia, there will be very rare Rahrahs. These are kilims made by specially trained/experienced artisans from a small tribal village in eastern Turkey. Emre has visited Fort Myers twice and has placed carpets in the homes of several local community leaders. There will be demonstrations on a hand loom of single and double knotting techniques. If someone wants to select a carpet from the show, an arrangement will be made to have it viewed in the home. Fifteen percent of the sale of these handmade carpets will be donated to historic preservation for the Burroughs Home. The Turkish Carpet Show is free. Reservations are required and can be made by emailing aroth@uncommonfriends.org. Attendees will be able to sip wine and sample Turkish appetizers. For more information, call 337-9505 or visit www.uncommonfriends.org. Bring Your Buds (taste buds and friends) to the 31st annual Taste of the Islands Sunday, November 11, 2012 12 : 30 to 5 p.m. Sanibel Community Park www.tastesanibelcaptiva.com Presenting Sponsor Blue Giraffe Catering@Baileys Chips Sanibel Steakhouse Cips Place Doc Fords George & Wendys Gramma Dots Island BBQ Matzaluna Old Captiva House Over Easy Caf Sanibel Deli Sanibel Fish House Sanibel Oasis Caf Sea Star Caf The Bubble Room The Jacaranda Timbers Traders Pinocchios Original Italian Ice CreamSponsors GoldAdventures in Paradise Coral Veterinary Clinic Molnar Electric Sam Galloway Ford Warm Vanilla SunBrian Murty, Realtor Budweiser Congress Jewelers Donna & John Schubert LCEC Linda & Wayne Boyd R.S. Walsh Landscaping Sanibel Gear Sanibel Taxi VeoliaSupportingBarrier Island Title Billys Bikes & Rentals Caloosa Tent & Rental Dan Hahn Custom Builders Greenwood Consulting Heidrick & Co. Insurance Inns of Sanibel John Gee & Co. Nave Plumbing South Seas Resort Tween Waters Inn Estates Special On Veterans DayThe Edison & Ford Winter Estates is offering free admission to United States veterans and their families on Sunday, November 11. The Edison Ford is honoring the men, women and their families who have served our country. Free admission includes a audio tour of the historic homes, botanical gardens, laboratory and museum. In addition, veterans will receive a 10 percent discount on Edison Ford membership and items in the museum store. Veterans must present a VA identification card or their DD214 papers to receive free admission. Current servicemen and women may also gain free admission by presenting an active military ID. The Edison Ford is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For additional information, call 334-7419 or visit www.edisonfordwinterestates.org. The Edison & Ford Winter Estates is offering free admission to veterans and their families on November 11 Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER NOVEMBER 9, 201210 Best Of Taste Restaurants Announced Each year before the annual Junior League of Fort Myers Taste of the Town food festival, the participating restaurants have the opportunity to present their dishes in our Best of Taste celebrity judging, by local celebrities, in one of three categories: Best Appetizer, Best Entre and Best Dessert. Judging took place on October 15. The dish with the most overall points is crowned with the Best of Taste award. Winners in each category will be listed at each restaurants booth, announced the day of Taste of the Town, November 4, and given a certificate to display in their restaurant. Best Overall: The Bubble Room Orange Crunch Cake Best Appetizer: 1st Street Deli Mini New York Pastrami on a Rye Roll with Swiss Runner Up Best Appetizer: Bahama Breeze Crab and Avocado Stack Best Entre: The Sandy Parrot Twisted Chicken Runner Up: Marker 92 Blackened Scallops & Green Papaya Salad Runner Up: EE-TO-LEET-KEE Grill Citrus Seared Grouper with Coconut Rice and Tropical Salsa Best Dessert: The Bubble Room Orange Crunch Cake Runner-Up: Firehouse Sports Grill Broomies clair Runner-Up: Irresistible Confections Pumpkin Pie Truffle Thank you to our judges: Mayor Randy Henderson, City of Fort Myers Stephanie Davis aka Downtown Diva, News-Press Doug MacGregor, Cartoonist Kari Fundingsland aka Kari Kardio, The Omni Lydia Black, executive director, Alliance for the Arts Lindsay Logue, anchor, NBC-2 Amy Lynn, DJ, Cat Country 107.1 Thank you to the restaurants that participated: 1st Street Deli Bahama Breeze Island Grille Big Game Waterfront Grill Chloes EE-TO-LEET-KEE Grill Famous Daves Firehouse Sports Grill Fletchers Irresistible Confections Marker 92 Parrot Key Caribbean Grill Pinchers Crab Shack The Bubble Room The Melting Pot The Sandy Parrot Tiki Bar & Grill Tony Saccos Coal Oven Pizza Tramontanas Italian Grille The Junior Leagues Taste of the Town is Southwest Floridas largest outdoor food and entertainment festival drawing up to 10,000 people each year. The funds raised at this annual event go to support the Junior League of Fort Myers mission and our ongoing community service projects which focus on the needs of women and children in the Southwest Florida area. The Bubble Room Orange Crunch Cake The Sandy Parrot Twisted Chicken 1st Street Deli Mini New York Pastrami on a Rye Roll with Swiss Republican Womens Club Lunch MeetingJohn Manning, Lee County Commissioner, will be the featured speaker at the monthly luncheon of the Fort Myers Republican Womens Club on Tuesday, November 13. Manning will provide an overview of current issues facing the commissioners. The public is invited to attend the luncheon and the program being held at The Helm Club, The Landings in South Fort Myers. A social hour begins at 11:15 a.m. The noon lunch, business meeting and program follow. The luncheon cost is $16 per person. Reservations are required and may be made by contacting Tina Laurie at 489-4701. The Fort Myers Republican Womens Club is affiliated with the Florida Federation of Republican Women and the National Federation of Republican Women. Additional information about the club may be obtained by contacting the president, Gaile Anthony, at 292-5212. Create Holiday Centerpieces Would you like to learn how to create attractive centerpieces for holidays or any time for your home or business? An instructional session will be held on Sunday, November 18, at the Burroughs Home, 2505 First Street, Fort Myers at 3:00 p.m. Participants will be instructed in making centerpieces (primarily fall centerpieces) by George Sanchez, renowned international designer with 20 years of experience in floral design. Participants will be provided with a green designer bowl and seasonal flowers. The cost of each centerpiece completed will be $30.00. Reservations for the training session are required and may be made by calling Christine Forbes at 239-337-0706 or going to Christine@ burroughshome.com. Parking for the event will be across the street at the red brick house with white trim. The Uncommon Friends Foundation, a not for profit 501(c)3 organization established in 1993, is dedicated to lifelong character building among todays youth and business leaders. Its mission is to promote character education in schools, business ethics in the workplace and historic preservation of the Burroughs Home and James Newton Archives. For more information, call 239-3379505 or visit www.uncommonfriends. org. To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


11 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 9, 2012 Sunshine Grille Thanksgiving Special MenuThursday, November 22, 2012 Served Noon-8PM regular menu served all day $19.99 WOOD FIRED STEAKS & SEAFOOD Lee Van Asten And Friends ConcertCome to the Lee Van Asten and Friends concert on Sunday, November 18th at 2:00 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church. The concert will feature classical, sacred, pop, broadway, jazz and more. Joining Van Asten in the performance will be Broadway national touring artist Mark Sanders, Norma Myers, Maureen Steger, Sharon Dendinger, Ric Jaeggi, Bonnie Lancaster and Barbara Mendillo. Free offering will be taken. All are welcome. The church is located at 15840 McGregor Boulevard. Lee Van Asten and Friends RUTH LAVERNE SCHULTZRuth Laverne Schultz, 83, of Fort Myers, passed peacefully into rest on Saturday October 20, 2012. She was born on October 17, 1929 in Cleveland, Ohio to Estelle Trimble Vogt and Walter Christopher Vogt. Ruth graduated from John Marshall High School in Cleveland Ohio in 1948. She was a member of Rainbow Girls in 1945. She was married to William Cooke Schultz on March 20, 1956. She and Bill kept a beautiful home on the east side of Cleveland. They loved to entertain their many friends and family. They especially enjoyed traveling, taking numerous Caribbean cruises during their marriage. She was predeceased by her husband, Bill, in 1972. Ruth spent the greater part of her adult working life employed by the Immigration and Naturalization Service under the Department of Justice of the Federal Government. She retired in April 1985 after 30 years of faithful service. She was honored by a lovely reception at the Cleveland Yachting Club. Following her retirement, she relocated to Fort Myers in order to be closer to her sister, Grace Arundel of Arundels Hallmark of Sanibel, and her brother, Wayne Vogt of Naples. She continued to use her business expertise at Arundels Hallmark you could depend on her to faithfully be on duty behind the cash register when not assisting customers in need of advice. Ruth was a life long active member of the United Methodist Church. She was a devoted choir member in Rocky River, Ohio and after relocating in 1985 continued sharing her gifts at the Cypress Lake United Methodist Church. She deftly managed the catalog of sheet music as the choir librarian as well as lending her assistance at Lakes Regional Public Library. Ruth will be remembered for enthusiastic outgoing spirit. She was always eager to help plan and prepare any gathering, be it family or church organization. She was predeceased by her sister, Grace Arundel (Robert), and her brother, Wayne Vogt (Marilyn). She is survived by her sister-in-law, Marilyn Vogt of Naples. She will be dearly missed by her nieces and nephews: Christopher Arundel (Lorin) of Fort Myers, Constance Schroeder (Mark) of San Francisco, California, Barbara Combes (Russ) of Rocky River, Ohio, Robert Arundel (Peggy) of Rocky River, Ohio, and Jacqueline Shear (Jack) of Westlake, Ohio, Alexander Vogt of Miami and Walter Vogt of Naples. She will be dearly missed by her numerous great nieces and nephews and dear friends. A celebration of her life was held in the chapel at Cypress Lake United Methodist Church in Fort Myers on October 28. Her final internment will be in the company of dearly departed family members in Ohio. OBITUARY


THE RIVER NOVEMBER 9, 201212 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. George P. Savas Orthros Service Sunday 9 a.m. Divine Liturgy Sunday 10 a.m. www.annunciation.fl.goarch.org 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 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. TEMPLE BETHEL SYNAGOGUE 16225 Winkler Rd. 433-0018. Rabbi Jeremy Barras E-mail: rabbi.barras@templebethel.com Cantorial soloist: Lawrence Dermer Temple educator: Dale Cohen, MaEd, RJE Shabbat Services, Friday, 7:30 p.m. Torah Study, Saturday, 9:15 a.m. Religious Education; Sunday School and Midweek classes, Preschool Classes, Monday through Friday Web site: www.templebethel.com Affiliated: Union for Reform Judaism TEMPLE JUDEA (CONSERVATIVE) 14486 A&W Bulb Road, Fort Myers, 433-0201, Rabbi: Rabbi Elyssa Auster President: Keith Grossman Minyan: Monday & Thursday at 9 a.m. Services: Friday night at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday morning at 9 a.m. Religious School Sunday morning Web site: www.tjswfl.org Preschool director: JoAnn Goldman email templejudeapreschool@gmail.com 433-0201, Web site: www.tjswfl.orgcontinued on page 13


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From page 12Churches/TemplesAffiliated: 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. Church News St. Peter Lutheran Church of Fort Myers Beach (Evangelical Lutheran Church of America) welcomes all to worship Sundays 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. Join us for a cup of coffee or tea and enjoy fellowship and interesting study of the Bible led by Pastor Lorrie Davison. No need to dress up or to be a student of the Bible, just bring a friend no reservation required. FLU vaccines will be available to the public at St. Peter Lutheran 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 (high-dose), Tetanus Booster, and Pertussis. All Flu and Pneumonia shots are covered by Medicare Part B. For more information call Visiting Nurses Association at 239337-4848. 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 our Lord for all the blessing we enjoy as a country, as a community, and as individuals. 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 our area. Its beginning to sound a lot like Christmas at St. Peter Lutheran Church. You are invited to join in the third annual Christmas Hymn Sing on Tuesday, November 27 at 7 p.m. Bring your friends, family and neighbors and enjoy the old familiar and well-loved Christmas hymns. A great way to start your Christmas season as we join together to fill the church with the sounds of the season. Arrive early for a good seat. Admission is free refreshments following. St. Peter Lutheran Church is located at 3751 Estero Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach. For more information call Susan Frantz at 239-463-4251. Fall Sidewalk Book SaleThe Fort Myers Library will host their Fall Sidewalk Book Sale on Saturday, November 10 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The sale will feature books, audiotapes, CDs and DVDs for all ages. All the books you can fit into a bag is just $3. Bags are provided by the Friends of the Fort Myers Library. The event sponsored by the Friends of the Fort Myers Library, located at 2050 Central Avenue in Fort Myers. Come and help support the library programs and services. For additional information, call 549-9625 or visit www. fortmyersfriends.org. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


THE RIVER NOVEMBER 9, 201214 ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEADS FACTORY TRAINED MERCURY MARINER JOHNSON EVINRUDE SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I/O'S MERCRUISERCourteous Professional Marine Repair Service Dockside Service Serving Sanibel & Captiva For Life472-3380 466-3344 Your Bottom Call on Paint PricesDave Doane NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEA D S FA C T O RY T R A I N E D MER C U RY MARINER JO HN SO N EVINR U D E S UZUKI YAMAHA O M C I/ O S MER C RU I S E R C ourteous Professional Marine Repair S erv i ce D oc k s i d e S erv i c e S ervin g S anibel & C aptiva For Li f e Y B t t Yo ur Botto m Yo ur B ot to m C Call on Paint Prices Call on Paint Prices Da v e D oa n e 1 Winter Pattern Brings Cold Fronts And Warm-Upsby Capt. Matt MitchellWeather conditions finally got back to normal toward the end of this week. Once the strong winds of the previous week laid down, we had our strongest cold front so far this fall. When conditions finally got better, it did not take long to catch on that things out on the water had changed that quickly to a wintertime pattern. This first real cold front of the year had dropped our water temperature 10 degrees-plus in roughly a 10-day period. For the first few days after the cold front passed, all the feeding birds and white bait that had been thick throughout the sound were gone. Now that the weather has become more stable, the big schools of shiners are just starting to reappear. Right on schedule, though, there is another cold front in the forecast for this week. This pattern will be the story of our winter fishing until the spring. Consistently catching fish the next few months will be all about being able to switch up tactics depending on the arrival and departure of our cold fronts. Fishing with an approaching cold front can produce awesome action. Then, once the front passes, action will drastically slow, then slowly improve as conditions warm every day until the next cold front. Being able to change up target species to such as sheepshead and black drum that are not so affected by the cold is also an option that will keep the rods bent. Most of my week, I used live shrimp due to the fact the whitebait had disappeared. During calmer days, it was shrimp under a popping cork rig out on the flats catching trout, mackerel, ladyfish and a few pompano. Action out on the threeto four-foot deep flats was nonstop with Red Light Shoal and the east side of Blind Pass rocks being very active. The majority of the trout we caught were on the small side of the 15-inch slot, but getting a limit was not tough if you stuck it out. When it was windy and cold, it was all about hunkering down in deeper sheltered channels and bouncing a live shrimp jig rig on the bottom to catch a mixed bag of species. This week brought the first black drum and sheepshead of the fall caught on my boat. This same shrimp jig rig also caught redfish up to 26 inches, and trout to 25 inches. The key to this fishing was finding a sheltered channel during the lower tide periods in the sixto eight-foot range. Roosevelt Channel and deeper mangrove shorelines in Tarpon Bay both were good areas to spend a few hours in less than perfect conditions. Limits of redfish were common this week despite the conditions A few days, I did manage to soak live pinfish on some favorite docks. During the last few hours of an outgoing tide, snook action was very consistent when you could find the right set-up, with the wind and tide moving in the same direction. Snook of all sizes were caught all over the bay though, both on shrimp and pinfish. Its great to see so many snook around after a tough few years for the species. The big snook this week measured 34 inches and was caught and released on a dock in the southern sound. This is first year that trout fishing in our area will not be closed in November and December. I never really did see the point of closing down trout fishing during these months as this is not the time our trout spawn. Trout is one of the most abundant species in our area and a great go-to for an easy meal during our winter fishing months. These next few months, as our waters clear, can be some of the best trout fishing of the year. 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. \NARFE MeetingNARFE (National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association) will meet on Thursday, November 15 at 11:30 a.m. at the Olive Garden, 12870 South Cleveland Avenue in Fort Myers. The guest speaker will be Helena Finnegan from the Florida Museum of History & Imaginarium Science Center. For questions or more information, call 4826713. Between fronts, this 34-inch snook was caught this week with Capt. Matt Mitchell BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island Send Us Your Fish TalesThe River Weekly would like to hear from anglers about their catches. Send us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of catch, species and weight, and include photographs with identification. Drop them at the River Weekly, 1609 Hendry Street, Suite 15, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, or email to press@riverweekly.com.


15 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 9, 2012 Ding Darling To Unveil Marvelous Manatees ExhibitThe JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge invites the public to the unveiling of a new interactive exhibit in its free Education Center on Saturday, November 13 starting at 8:45 a.m. The Marvelous Manatee Exhibit enhances the educational value of the articulated manatee skeleton that the refuge acquired a couple of years ago for the Education Center. The Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) received a grant from the West Coast Inland Navigation District (WCIND) to build the hands-on exhibit. It features suspended models of a lifesized manatee and her calf, interpretive signage, and a number of hands-on activities including a CSI-type forensic area similar to what the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service uses. Charitable gifts to DDWS from the McCabe and Vanderbilt families made it possible to have the skeleton of a local manatee articulated and installed. The grant from the WCIND will significantly upgrade the exhibit, which will be accessible free-of-charge to Education Center visitors. Our mission at the J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge is conservation, wildlife and habitat protection, research, and education said refuge manager Paul Tritaik. Education-wise, this exhibit will teach the tens of thousands visitors each year to the Education Center about anatomy, bones, and specimen study, as well as issues facing the survival of the manatee as a species. Following the unveiling, a naturalist from Tarpon Bay Explorers (TBE), the refuges official recreation concession, will give a free manatee lecture in the Education Center Auditorium. The unveiling kicks off a week of special discounts at TBE and in the Refuge Nature Store. Visitors can receive a 25 percent discount on TBEs 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Nature and Sea Life Cruises and 9 a.m. Stand-Up Paddleboarding Tours daily during that time frame. Tours often spot manatees in the bay this time of year. At 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday and Friday of that week, TBE will host free Manatees Deck Talks. The Refuge Nature Store and TBE gift shops will be offering 10 percent discounts on manatee books, toys and other related gifts. Our hope is that people will learn about the manatee, fall in love with the special creature, and want to protect it, said DDWS executive director Birgie Vertesch. This is very exciting, and we are honored the WCIND chose to support this important conservation project. As a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, DDWS works to support J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuges mission of conservation, wildlife and habitat protection, research, and public education through charitable donations and Refuge Nature Shop proceeds. 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 director@dingdarlingsociety.org. The articulated manatee skeleton that will be the centerpiece of the refuges newest exhibit Museums Offer Free Admission On Veterans DayThe Southwest Florida Museum of History and the Imaginarium Science Center want to honor active-duty military and veterans with free admission to both museums with military ID or proof of service. Their families will also enjoy 50 percent discount admission this Veterans Day weekend. At the Southwest Florida Museum of History, guests will travel back in time to prehistoric Florida and see the giant creatures that lived with the first humans, including a 12-foot giant sloth. Proceed through time and explore into the 21st century via the people and events that shaped our area today. An expanded military exhibit area includes artifacts from World Wars, Vietnam and Korea, a POW display, a display from the Museum of Military Memorabilia and an outdoor walkway and monument commemorating the Combat Infantrymens Association. Step aboard a 1929 private Pullman railcar and peek inside a Cracker House and explore the museum in-depth with an audio tour and a Fort Myers history highlights film. Just a half mile from the Southwest Florida Museum of History is the Imaginarium Science Center. Enjoy live animal encounters, science shows, and the 3-D film, Dinosaurs! Be the dinosaur in the special simulator-based exhibition that puts you in control of a T. Rex or triceratops to survive the virtual Cretaceous. Get blown away in the Hurricane Experience, forecast the weather to record and email your broadcast in the IMAG-TV studio exhibit, explore energy and motion in the HandsOn Hall, touch a stingray and other sea creatures in the SEA-to-SEE Marine Touch Tanks, and feed the fish, turtles, ducks and swans in the outdoor lagoon. The Southwest Florida Museum of History is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Museum admission package is $9.50 for adults, $8.50 for seniors (55 and older) and $5 for students with ID and includes an audio tour and a special Fort Myers history-based film presentation. Museum members and children age 4 and under are always admitted free of charge. Call 321-7430 or visit www.museumofhistory.org. Imaginarium admission packages include all exhibit experiences, Live Animal Encounters, Science Shows, and the 3-D film. Adult admission packages are $12, seniors (55 and older) are $10, and children or students with ID are $8. Imaginarium members and children age 2 and under are always admitted free of charge. The Imaginarium is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. Call 321-7420 or visit www.i-sci. org. w ww.SeabreezeN u rseries.com ( 239 ) 5 60-1422 I f you want your neighbors boring landscape, ca ll your neig hb ors l an d scaper... I f you want a O NEO F-A-KIND t ropical paradi s s e, F REE Lan d scape Consu l tation Visit o u r Website for more d etail s m s, Pal m e s, nativ e n s croto n d s, bromelia d e s, buttery bush e re & mu ch m or T ALK T O U S! Celebrate Dog BeachLee County Parks & Recreation invites dogs and their owners to Dog Beach to help celebrate our newest amenity, a doggie shower and drinking water for our four-legged friends. The free event will take place on Saturday, November 10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This action-packed day of fun will include food, music, games and words of appreciation for the donor that funded the new amenity for the only off-leash Dog Beach in Lee County. Pet safety information and pet services will be available along with pet photo portraits, pooch bikini contest and dog/owner look-a-like contest. All dogs must be onleash until reaching the off-leash area and must have current vaccinations. Dog Beach is located on the south end of Lovers Key, on the gulf side of New Pass Bridge, at 8800 Estero Boulevard in Fort Myers Beach. For more information, call 949-4615 or visit www.leeparks.org.


40th Annual Fort Myers Boat ShowThe Southwest Florida Marine Industries Association presents the 40th Annual Fort Myers Boat Show at Harborside Event Center and City of Fort Myers Yacht Basin from Thursday, November 8 through Sunday, November 11 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Widely considered the premier boat show on Floridas west coast, the show will feature boats of just about every type imaginable, marine products and services for both enthusiasts and novices alike. Now in its 40th year, the show will include seminars on fishing, diving and boat safety. Local guides will be on hand to answer questions and present instruction about fishing in Southwest Florida. Diving enthusiasts from the Caloosa Dive Club will speak on equipment, schools, resources and hot dive spots. The show will also include a large kayaking section with daily seminars, products displays, and information about Lee Countys Great Calusa Blueway paddling trails. The U.S. Coast Guard will return this year with their interactive Boating safety trailer displaying a variety of safety equipment. Students can get in on the action with the new boat building festival. Teams led by experienced instructors, Sharon and David Bickel of the Shipwright Shop, will try their hands at building a 12-foot Bevins Skiff from scratch throughout the show. Student teams are sponsored by many local businesses. This years show promises to be one of our best to date. Were very excited about the increased participation of boat and equipment manufacturers this year and how that is going to add to guests enjoyment of the event, said John Good of Good Event Management, whose company manages the show. Show attendees can tour a large assortment of boat types both in, and out of the water. Visitors can check out luxury yachts and off-shore fishing boats, plus dinghies and kayaks. Resorts and marinas will also be on hand to help guests plan waterfront trips, and vendors will display the latest in boating accessories, electronics, marine financing and insurance, motors and fishing gear from manufacturers all over the world. SWFMIA hosts three annual boat shows, including the Fort Myers Boat Show held each November. Food and beverages will be available inside the event as well as in downtown restaurants. Admission is $9 per person, per day and free for children under 12. Tickets can be purchased at the door. More event information is available on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ GoBoatingFlorida, SWFMIAs website www.swfmia.com and http://fortmyersboatshow.com. Visitors walk through outdoor displays at the Fort Myers Boat Show Boat Show attendees may purchase eventhing from marine clothing to hardware The Fort Myers Boat Show returns from November 8 to 11 Tour Eden Winery, Manatee ParkHop aboard a charter bus on Thursday, November 15 with the Kennedy Kruisers and discover Eden Vineyards and Winery. This Florida gem is tucked away in a beautiful, old Florida setting on 20 acres in the small rural community of Alva. For wine lovers, it is a surprise and a delight to drive through the unique 20-yearold vineyards, taste the wonderful wines, and experience the hospitality of three generations of the Kiser family. A wine tasting of six wines and a complimentary bottle of wine is included in the cost. The tour also travels to the Alva Country Diner for a Dutch Treat brunch or lunch, then a stop at the end of the day at Manatee Park to commune with nature and see manatees in their natural environment. Cost is $55 for members and $60 for non-members. Contact the Lake Kennedy Center at 574-0575 or www.capecoral.net for reservations or more information. Canning Classes Canning classes, presented by UF/IFAS Lee County Extension, Family & Consumer Sciences, will be held on Friday, November 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and on Thursday, January 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Classes will be held at the UF/IFAS Lee County Extensions Terry Park Complex, 3406 Palm Beach Blvd. in Fort Myers. Participants will learn the current science in USDA home food preservation recommendations through lecture and a hands-on pressure canning experience. Cost is $10 per person. You must be registered and paid to attend the class. No walk-ins, please. Class is limited to nine participants. Also, the So Easy To Preserve canning book from The University of Georgia is available to purchase from the UF/IFAS Lee County Extension office. The cost is $18. For more information and to register for the class, contact Pamela at abbottpm@ leegov.com or 533-7523. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com THE RIVER NOVEMBER 9, 201216


17 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 9, 2012 Sprankle Preens Cuckoo Decoy For AuctionIt served its time out in the field as a decoy to attract mangrove cuckoos. Now the carving by renowned island sculptor Jim Sprankle is getting an upgrade to a work of art that one lucky bidder will own next winter following the Cuckoo For Ding Trailgating Party on February 15, 2013 at JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel. Biologists used the cuckoo decoy as part of an ongoing groundbreaking mangrove cuckoo study at the refuge. It helped lure the elusive birds for radio-tagging so biologists can learn more about their range of travel and other habits. Mangrove cuckoos had never before been tagged. Sprankle is currently putting the final touches on his new and improved Mangrove Cuckoo sculpture for the fundraising event. He has been out in the field himself, researching mangrove leaves to add realistic touches to his work. Cuckoo for Ding, hosted by the Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS), will include a tent party with a trailgating theme, live music by islander Chris Coile, and other silent and live auction items. Proceeds will benefit the mangrove cuckoo research project plus other education and research programs at the refuge. Jims work typically fetches bids well into the four-figure range. Given its original use as a research tool in a study that is tagging Mangrove Cuckoos for the first time in history, his Mangrove Cuckoo piece is priceless, said DDWS executive director Birgie Vertesch. As a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, DDWS works to support J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuges mission of conservation, wildlife and habitat protection, research, and public education through charitable donations and Refuge Nature Shop proceeds. To support DDWS and the refuge with a tax-deductible gift, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org or contact Birgie Vertesch at 292-0566 or director@dingdarlingsociety.org. Annual 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. Jim Sprankles original mangrove cuckoo decoy out in the field Bird sculptor Jim Sprankle researches mangrove leaves to add realism to his mangrove cuckoo sculpture Sand Sculpting Championship In Fort Myers BeachThe public is invited to attend the 26th annual Sand Sculpting Festival & Championship, returning November 16 to 25. The event will be held on the beach in front of the Fort Myers Beach Holiday Inn. During the festival, masters and amateurs of the craft will be creating amazing works of art. The event will also include food, beverages, a kids sand box and activity area, and various other peripheral activities, including a Meet The Master Sand Sculptors at the Junkanoo Luau and the inaugural Fort Myers Beach Charity Beach Ball. A special Sandsculpting Festival accommodation package at the Holiday Inn is available, beginning at just $79 per night. Choose from hotel rooms and beachfront villas on Fort Myers Beach or stay on Sanibel Island. The Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce is scheduling volunteers to be part of their Crew of 100 for the 10-day event. Volunteers will be assisting with ticket selling, gate admission and other light duties. They will each receive a free T-shirt, meal for the day working, and a free pass to use or give away. Anyone wishing to become a member of the Crew of 100 for one or more days should contact Jane Ross at the Fort Myers Beach Chamber by calling 4547500 or emailing Jane@fmbchamber. com. Additional information about the festival may be obtained by going to www. FMBSandSculpting.com. Lakes Park Farmers Market The Lakes Park Farmers Market is back and set to take place every Friday throughout season from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hundreds of residents and visitors enjoy home grown fruits and vegetables, organic goods and much more provided by local vendors. The Farmers Market takes place every Friday beginning on November 2 and continuing through April 26, 2013. The market is located at Lakes Regional Park, 7330 Gladiolus Drive in Fort Myers, in parking lot #2; daily parking fees apply. Note that on Friday, November 30, the Farmers Market will be cancelled due to the Sam Galloway Ford 4th Annual Lakeside Country Bash. The Farmers Market is a partnership with the Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation working together to raise funds for Lakes Regional Park. Visit www.leeparks.org or call 533-7575 for more details. Our email address is press@RiverWeekly.com


THE RIVER NOVEMBER 9, 201218 Plant SmartCones And Pod IDby Gerri ReavesDid you ever run across a cone or seed pod and wonder what plant produced it? See if you can identify the ones pictured here. Helpful hints: Two of the plants are Florida natives and one wins beauty contests each spring. That cone resembling a fuzzy creature with numerous short tentacles belongs to southern magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora), a large stately tree better known for its large bowl-shaped creamy flowers than for the curious cones. Although a Florida native, in the southern part of the state, it is not nearly as widespread as its smaller relative, sweetbay magnolia (Magnolia virginiana). Notice that the remaining scarlet seeds are tethered by threads to the mature cone. Those fleshy seeds provide food for birds and other wildlife. The dark brown cones that look like theyve been through a flash fire belong to a plant known as a living fossil because it existed in the age of the dinosaurs. Coonties (Zamia pumila) foliage resembles that of a fern or palm, but it is a native cycad and more closely related to the pine. The plant is also called zamia. Both male and female plants produce woody cones, which split open and reveal fleshy orange-red seeds. Coontie is the only host plant for the atala hairstreak butterfly, so including it in your landscape can help bring that butterfly back from the brink of extinction. Be sure to obtain coontie from a native nursery, not from the wild. It is currently on the Florida Commercially Exploited Plant List, which prohibits its collection from the wild. The strap-like pods of the Royal Poinciana tree ( Delonix regia) named for M. de Poinci might make a mess on the ground, but most people would agree that the springtime show of spectacular redorange flowers justifies the extra yard work. The royal Poinciana is definitely one of South Floridas most popular and beautiful flowering trees. However, those seed pods are best collected and properly disposed of. While this native of Madagascar is not listed as invasive, the University of Floridas Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS), warns that it has invasive potential in South Florida. Therefore, it should be used with caution in the landscape and not allowed to escape and propagate. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. A mysterious cone with seeds attached by threads photos by Gerri Reaves Gigantic pods that make a mess but propagate beauty Cones from a plant species that has existed since dinosaurs roamed the planet Caring For Your PlantsRock Yardsby Justen DobbsRock yards do not mean dull, lifeless planter beds and cold, cheap stone everywhere. Rock yards can be fun and tropical at the same time. What is a rock yard? It is a landscape that utilizes crushed shell, sand, gravel or river rock instead of grass. Typically, rock yards cost less to maintain and save the owner money on water, fertilizer, pest control and trimming. The type of rock used depends on the look and style of the house. Sometimes, brown river rock compliments the houses trim and other times crushed shell brings out the landscape material and gives the home a Key West look. Rock yards are not simply a vast sea of one color with intermittent plants dispersed everywhere. They do have to be carefully laid out by a professional landscaper. Every rock yard should incorporate beds with plants. These beds can either be covered in mulch or pine straw, but they are definitely needed to add character to the yard and break up the solid rock color. I prefer to use pine straw because it can be purchased in bails, which cover much more area than a bag of mulch. Additionally, pine straw acidifies the soil as it breaks down. This is beneficial for most palms and plants because our Florida soil is very alkaline to begin with. Pine straw looks natural and had no added dyes or chemicals (unlike red mulch, which is the worst). Irrigation always helps keep plants healthy and established, but is not necessary. After being planted, the plants and trees in a rock yard will need some water from a hose or irrigation system until they root in and establish. If the particular plants used have high watering needs (Majesty palms, Everglades palms, ferns, etc.) then you will definitely need to run your irrigation system or have one installed if you dont already have a system in place. If your landscaper is knowledgeable enough to install droughttolerant plants whether native or exotic then you can get by without having an irrigation system, which will save you thousands of dollars in the long term. One important point I want to stress is: You arent restricted to planting natives if you want a drought-tolerant landscape. There are many imported palms, plants and trees that can live off of our average 55 inches of rain a year, including Bismark palms, Chinese Fan palms, cycads, bromeliads, Ti plants, etc. If you would like to see some examples of rock yards in the area, there are several on Sanibel and Fort Myers Beach. Remember, not all of them were done professionally and some of the ones Ive seen have things like blue dyed rock, half-dead fountain grass, huge masses of boring green bushes, cheap concrete statues and other strange features. These ones are typically done by the do-ityourself landscaper and do not have any long-term sustainability or beauty in my opinion. Dobbs is a landscape architect in south Florida specializing in custom, upscale landscapes. He can be reached at seabreezenurseries@gmail.com. This rock yard features palms, cycads and colorful tropical plants. All live off rainwater Another rock yard with a pond and low maintenance plants


19 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 9, 2012 Shrimping Fleet Waterfront ToursDid you know that the Fort Myers Beach shrimping fleet is the largest commercial fishing fleet in the Gulf of Mexico? Shrimping, known as Pink Gold, contributes millions of dollars to the local economy. Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center offers a three-hour guided tour. The tour includes a 90-minute guided visit at the Science Center, including a history of the industry and area ecosystems with many exhibits. The tour continues with a visit to the commercial fishing industry docks, including Erickson & Jensen Supply House, Trico Shrimp loading dock and Beach Seafood. See how the boats are unloaded, the trawl doors are built, the shrimp nets are handsewn, the seafood is processed, and other important factors used in this unique industry. Bring your camera for a memorable experience. The cost for the tour is $15 per adult and $10 for children over 6 years of age. Reservations are required. Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center is a member supported organization. It is located at 718 Fishermans Wharf in Fort Myers Beach. Call 765-8101 or go to www.ostegobay. org for more information. Public Input SoughtHidden Cypress Preserve now has a restoration plan the public can view and offer input, including attending a public meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 13 in the first-floor conference room at the Lee County Public Works building, 1500 Monroe Street in Fort Myers. The plan is available for review until Monday, November 12 at the Bonita Springs Public Library, 26876 Pine Avenue in Bonita Springs; South County Regional Library, 21100 Three Oaks Pkwy. in Estero; and online at http:// www.conservation2020.org/documents/ LSP/HCP.pdf. The preserve is located in Bonita Springs just east of I-75. Called a land stewardship plan, the preserve document is the product of Lee County Conservation 20/20 staff. It 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. Written comments are encouraged and can be given at the meeting, online or through the mail. For more information, visit www.conservation2020.org. Dbt Dbt Pnn Dfrt Pnn Dfrt Pnt Pnt Cnnt Cnnt Rt Rt Cnf Cnf F Ett F Ett L Wb L Wb Mb, Mb Mb, Mb Cnft O Pt Cnft O Pt A Sn A Sn PAVERS PAVERS GIGI GIGI D Gbtn, I. D Gbtn, I. 239-541-7282 www.gigicompanies.com 239-541-7282 www.gigicompanies.com Or Visit Our Showroom Or Visit Our Showroom Lic.# S3-12238 CROW Case Of The Week Where Is Our Mommy?by Patricia MolloyLate last month, an adult female raccoon (Procyon lotor) was dropped off at CROW by a man who lived off island. He had seen the raccoon several times during the day. As a result, he assumed something must be wrong with her. After trapping her, he dropped her off at CROW. It was immediately apparent that this raccoon had recently given birth and was still nursing and had been taken away from her little babies. It is perfectly normal for a mother raccoon to leave her babies in a safe place during the day in order to hunt. She must, after all, feed herself amply in order to produce milk for her offspring. The clinic notified the founder and he quickly agreed to allow the raccoon to be released back on his property the next day. Humans are always a wild animals last hope for survival, never its best hope, stated Dr. Heather Barron, clinic director. As skilled as the wildlife rehabilitators at CROW are, nothing can replace moms tender loving care. Before the raccoon was released, she was fed well-fed so that she could produce plenty of milk Hopefully, she will find her way back to her babies in time to feed them after all, little bandits nurse several times per day in order to gain enough nutrition to survive and grow. If you find a bird or mammal after business hours, go to CROWs website and look under the Found An Animal? category for assistance and instructions. Since 1968, CROW has participated in the rescue, rehabilitation and release of more than 100,000 wildlife patients and relies solely on charitable support. All contributions help care for the wildlife that keeps visitors returning year after year. You can do your part to help local wildlife by donating items from the clinics wish list: paper towels, Purina ONE Kitten Chow, Purina Puppy Chow (no colored chunks), wild bird seed, bleach, fragrance-free laundry detergent, new or gently used bath and hand towels, red heat lamps (250W), garbage bags (42 gallons) and ceramic crocks of all sizes (ramekins, etc.). Use common sense before breaking up a happy, healthy home. 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. The perfectly healthy raccoon was returned to its off-island home 24 hours after she was dropped off at the clinic Bromeliad SaleThe Caloosahatchee Bromeliad Societys annual bromeliad plant sale at Terry Park will be held Saturday and Sunday, December 1 and 2. Saturday hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The sale will feature a spectacular display of bromeliads from around the world in all sizes, colors and shapes. There will be old favorites along with the rare and unusual. There is no charge for parking or admission. Terry Park is at 3410 Palm Beach Boulevard in Fort Myers. For more information call 694-4738.


THE RIVER NOVEMBER 9, 201220 Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve Fall ProgramsVisit the Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve, a beautiful Lee County Parks and Recreation facility in the heart of Fort Myers, for a variety of activities this November and December. Special programs include a photo contest, sketching club, basket-making class, full moon walks, tracking club, alligator program and wilderness survival for teens. Daily guided walks begin November 1 or just come out and take a leisurely stroll on our fully accessible boardwalk trail anytime dawn to dusk. Visit their Interpretive Center to learn more about the plants and animals that live in the slough or just talk to a friendly volunteer. The center is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and your entry is free with your paid parking fee of $1 per hour per vehicle. The Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve is located at 7751 Penzance Blvd. in Fort Myers. For more information, visit www. leeparks.org or contact Heather Gienapp at 533-7556. Guided Nature Walks Daily (seven days a week) 9:30 to 11 a.m. Daily Guided Nature Walks begin November 1 at 9:30 a.m. as visitors stroll along our fully accessible raised boardwalk trail with an experienced volunteer naturalist. Walk is 90 minutes long and travels three-quarters of a mile. Tour is free with paid parking of $1 per hour per vehicle. No reservations are necessary and no groups of eight or more. Call 533-7550 for details. Photo Contest November 1 to January 31 Pick out your favorite slough photos and enter them in their photo contest. All entries must be submitted by January 31. Each photographer may submit up to three photos for $10. Awards will be presented at a reception held at the slough on Saturday, March 23 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Contest rules and entry forms are available at the Interpretive Center desk or online at www.sloughpreserve. org. Contest is sponsored by the Friends of Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve. Call 533-7557. Drawing Inspiration Through The Slough: A Sketching Club Fridays, November 9 and 30, December 14 and 28 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Join Suzanne Frechette, an experienced slough volunteer naturalist and artist, as she leads plein air sketching workshops at the slough. Artists beginner through advanced are welcome to participate. The workshops will be limited to six participants who will provide their own art materials and sketchbooks, working primarily in graphite, ink, watercolor, pastels and other portable, non-toxic media. Each session will end with a half hour to share your work with others in the group. Reservations required by calling Suzanne at 313-6201 or by email to suzanne.frechette@gmail.com with a subject line of Sketching Club. No fees required, but donations of $10 per session to the Friends of Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve are encouraged. Basket-Making Class Saturday, November 10 9 a.m. to noon Make a basket from grapevines just in time for Thanksgiving. Participants will also learn collection and preparation techniques. All materials are provided. Class is $15 per person aged 12 and older. Reservations are required by calling 5337440 or online at www.leeparks.org. Full Moon Walks Tuesday, November 27 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, December 27 from 5:45 to 7:15 p.m. Experience the slough in a new ligh the light of the full moon as visitors enjoy a guided sensory walk. Listen for some of the night life, smell night fragrances and get a new perspective of the slough. Experienced volunteer naturalists lead small groups around the trail for this walk. The fee is $5 per person aged 6 and older. Reservations are required by calling 533-7440 or online at www. leeparks.org. Fun Day Survival For Teens Wednesday, November 21 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Learn the four basic needs of survival and practice your newly learned wilderness skills. Topics covered will be shelter and the primitive art of fire making. Dress to be outside, bring lunch, snacks and water. Cost is $15 per participant ages 12 to 16. Reservations are required by calling 533-7440 or online at www. leeparks.org. Call Heather at 533-7556 with any questions. Tracking Club Saturday, November 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, December 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Join our Tracking Club as members learn about wildlife through their tracks. Reference for class is The Science and Art of Tracking by Tom Brown Jr. Bring a lunch. Club is free with paid parking of $1 per hour per vehicle. For more information or to RSVP, call 533-7555. Alligator Detectives Program Saturday, December 1 11 a.m. to noon Learn fun facts about Floridas favorite reptile in this one hour program. Meet in the Interpretive Center. Reservations are not necessary. All ages are welcome and the program is free with your paid parking fee of $1 per hour per vehicle. Call 533-7550 for more information. The Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve is a wetland preserve with a raised boardwalk open to the public seven days a week from dawn until dusk. This natural setting provides the perfect backdrop for Florida wildlife such as wading birds, turtles, alligators, otters, squirrels, woodpeckers, butterflies, dragonflies and more. Opportunities to see wildlife are plentiful whether walking out on the trail or sitting at a pond overlook. The Interpretive Center houses nature displays about the plants and animals that live in the slough. There are hands-on items for visitors of all ages. Entry is free with your paid parking fee of $1 per hour per vehicle and the center is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 533-7550. A view of a wooded area of the preserve A sketching workshop offers opportunities to artistis of all skill levels photo by Heather Benson An otter is one animal visitors may see while at the preserve photo by Wilma Keidel A baby alligator at the slough photo by Wilma Keidel An anhinga drying its wings photo by Wilma Keidel Binoculars are helpful for birders photo by Heather Benson


21 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 9, 2012 CROWs Holly Ball Is BackThe Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) announced the Sanibel Captiva Trust Company as the Master Sponsor of this years Holly Ball set for Sunday, December 9 at The Sanctuary Golf Club. For several years, in lieu of the Holly Ball, CROW held the Giving Tree event, an evening that featured Christmas trees and wreaths for the holidays. Last year, a few guests commented that it would be fun to bring back the Holly Ball, since most attendees had filled their homes up with trees over the five years of holding this type of event, said Steve Greenstein, executive director of CROW. One of the guests was Merrill Taylor, who now is coordinating the Holly Ball with her fellow new contingent of Holly Belles. For many years, the Holly Ball signaled the commencement of the season, it was a very special social event, hosted by The Holly Belles, on behalf of CROW. The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company was the Master Sponsor then and is privileged to once again sponsor this evening for CROW, said Sanibel Trust Company Founder, CEO and Co-chairman Al Hanser. The evening will feature a cocktail reception, specialty auctions, dinner and dancing. Tickets are $125 and additional table sponsorships are available. Email info@crowclinic.org or call 395-0048. Alva Community Yard Sale Returns November 10The Annual Community Yard Sale at Alva Community Park will be held on Saturday, November 10 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Clean out your closet, garages and homes. Turn your junk into another persons treasure. Take advantage of the crowds that a community flea market can generate. Spaces are available for $5 each. Adults must work the tables. For more information, call 728-2882. Alva Community Park is located at 21471 N. River Road in Alva. Al Hanser, Sally Hanser, Nicole McHale, Melinda Graham, Vonnie Dressel, Merrill Taylor, Beth Kindt, Harriet Pattison and Terry Igo Isabella Rasi 239-246-47161101 Periwinkle Way #105, Sanibel, FL 239-472-0044 ENGEL & VLKERS Excellence in Real Estate A step above! International Client Base 600 Shops Worldwide Multi-Lingual Staff Your success is my aim. Estero Community Park Yard SaleIts time to dig into your closets, garages and storage bins for those unwanted items. Make some extra money selling old clothing, electronics, housewares, furniture or anything else you no longer need. Even if you dont have anything to sell, come out and shop for some great bargains. The Estero Community Park Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, December 15 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Estero Community Park. Spots are available to purchase for $5 per parking space if you are planning on selling any items at the yard sale. Space is limited, so be sure to reserve your spots today. You can reserve spots by registering online at www.leeparks.org, by calling the Estero Recreation Center at 498-0415 or by visiting us in person at the Rec Center. There is no charge to come out and shop the day of the sale. Dogs are not permitted in the park during the yard sale; please leave them at home. There is no fee for parking. For more information, visit www.leeparks.org or contact Michelle Hamstra at 4980415. The Estero Community Park and Recreation Center are located at 9200 Corkscrew Palms Boulevard in Estero. The park is located on the south side of Corkscrew Road inbetween U.S. 41 and I-75, and sits behind the strip of commercial buildings that line Corkscrew Road. Fort Myers Floral Designs Assists With Turkey DriveFort Myers Floral Designs on South Cleveland Avenue is assisting the Harry Chapin Food Banks turkey drive with a promotion called Bouquets for Birds November 12 to 14. Bouquets for Birds is a catchy theme for individuals who would like to have a fresh bouquet of flowers between Tuesday and Thursday, November 12 to 14. By taking a fresh or frozen turkey to Fort Myers Floral Designs on those dates, it will be exchanged for a free fresh bouquet of flowers. The turkeys will be donated to the Harry Chapin Food Bank for its Thanksgiving Turkey Drive. Floral owner Greg DePasquale notes that many nonprofit agencies distribute turkeys and food to those in need at Thanksgiving and the flower shop is assisting the food bank in providing 5,000 turkeys to those agencies. Turkeys can be dropped off between 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. at Fort Myers Floral Design (located at the Beacon Manor traffic light on Cleveland Avenue). It is not necessary to make previous arrangements. For more information call 278-0770, visit http://www.fortmyersfloraldesigns.com, or stop by the drive-up window for fast, convenient service.


THE RIVER NOVEMBER 9, 201222 Reza In Rep At GulfShoreby Di SaggauTwo plays by Yasmina Reza are being performed at Gulfshore Playhouse. I told you about Art last week and now its time for the other show God of Carnage. Both have wickedly funny dialogue and a lot of it. As Carnage, opens two young couples are trying to sort out an incident involving their 11-year-old sons. One boy has hit the other with a stick and knocked out some teeth. As the discussion of the incident progresses, it turns from polite to simmering tensions and before long theyre at each other in a cutthroat war of words. Scott Greer and Brigitte Viellieu-Davis play Michael and Veronica Novak. Its their son who is missing the teeth. The other couple, Alan and Annette Raleigh, is played by Brit Whittle and Laura Faye Smith. Before long, the play takes you into one of the most dangerous places on earth, Parenthood. In this case, its the adults who get more childish as the evening goes on. This is Rezas devilishly funny look at uncivil adults and the actors play it for what its worth. Its a dream cast. Each has every aspect of their character down pat. Whittle as Alan is an international lawyer, whose cell phone keeps ringing to the point of distraction. Hes smarmy and superior and downright rude. Smith, as his wife, is in the wealth management business. She delivers an entertaining performance and at the same time draws empathy from the audience. Greer and Viellieu-Davis, as the parents of the abused kid, actually admire the other couple for a few moments before the rum is tossed around along with the tulips. And then there is the pet hamster and thats a whole new story that adds wonderful humor as the action builds. Director Cody Nickell has put together a fast-paced play that builds on its own energy. Theres no intermission, that would hurt the timing. A friend of mine, who saw the play in New York, said this was a much better play from start to finish. Its a battle of breaking points reflecting the worst in people and its very funny. God of Carnage plays through November 18 at Gulfshore Playhouse in the Norris Center, 755 8th Avenue South in Naples. Its one you need to see. For tickets call 866-811-4111. And, if you havent see Art, theres time to catch it too. Brit Whittle, Laura Faye Smith, Brigitte Viellieu-Davis and Scott Greer Scott Greer and Brigitte Viellieu-Davis An Extreme Play At Lab Theaterby Di SaggauExtremities by William Mastrosimone is now playing at Laboratory Theater of Florida. It debuted in 1982 in an off-Broadway production with Susan Sarandon in the lead role of Marjorie. Farrah Fawcett later took over the role. Tera Nicole Miller has the lead in Lab Theaters production and she gives a stellar performance. As the play opens, Marjorie is at home alone enjoying a cup of tea as she lounges around in her sleepwear. She is temporarily disturbed by an angry wasp who stings her. She grabs the can of Raid and sprays until the wasp is dead. This situation pales when compared to what happens next. A stranger enters her home through an unlocked door looking for someone named Joe. Before Marjorie can talk him into leaving her place, the stranger grabs her and attempts to rape and smother her. Timothy J. Gunderman plays Raul with a fierce intensity. Its a disturbing scene. Marjorie is able to grab the Raid and temporarily blind Raul. She then ties him up with rope, belts and other items. Marjorie wants revenge for what shes been through. The real crux of the play takes place when her two roommates return home. Terry (Angel Christine Duncan) is the first to arrive, followed by Patty (Tiffany J. Campbell). Both get their moment to shine during the harrowing ordeal that ensues. Raul is a conniving and manipulative man who tries to lie his way out of the situation. As the roommates debate the fate of Raul, the question that arises in the minds of the audience is What would you do in this situation? There was no rape, Raul appears to be the victim now, and since there is no proof of what happened, how would it play out in court? Allegiances come and go as the women question who exactly is the perpetrator and who is the victim. I encourage you to see the show and draw your own conclusions. Extremities faces situations and language not meant for the faint at heart. Director Stephanie Davis manages to bring the best out of all her actors. This is serious drama that leaves you thinking about what you see. Its an exhausting play for everyone, but one well worth seeing. Extremities plays through November 18 at Laboratory Theater of Florida, located at 1634 Woodford Avenue in the Fort Myers River District. For tickets visit www.laboratorytheaterflorida.com or call 218-0481. Cast of ExtremitiesEnchanted Evening With Gulfshore BalletEnchanted Evening with Gulfshore Ballet will take place at Saks Fifth Avenue on Thursday, November 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. This holiday event will benefit Lee Countys only not-forprofit school of classical ballet. Under the artistic direction of Franklin Gamero and Iliana Lopez, former principal dancers of the Miami City Ballet, Gulfshore Ballet students will present an evening of vignettes from the classic production of The Nutcracker. The holidays will come to life with informal modeling of holiday fashions from Saks Fifth Avenue and Gulfshore Ballet dancers modeling the Nutcracker costumes. The evening will also include holiday music, hors doeuvres and refreshments. Main sponsors are FineMark National Bank & Trust and Orthopedic Specialists of SW Florida. Saks will donate 10 percent of sales that evening, up to a total of $10,000, to Gulfshore Ballet. Proceeds will help fund Gulfshore Ballets activities to include providing scholarships to students. Tickets are $35, or a donation of $100 or more for a VIP ticket. VIP tickets include a $25 Saks Fifth Avenue gift card and champagne reception. Reservations should be made in advance. For more information or to purchase a ticket, go to www.gsballet.org or contact Gulfshore Ballet at 590-6191 or gulfshoreballet@gmail.com. This event is a preview of a local holiday tradition, Gulfshore Ballets annual performance of The Nutcracker at BIG ARTS on Sanibel on December 22. Saks Fifth Avenue is located at 13499 South Cleveland Avenue at the Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers.


23 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 9, 2012 Smash Hit At Off Broadway Palm The Off Broadway Palm Theatre presents one of the longest running Off Broadway musicals of all-time, I Love You, Youre Perfect, Now Change, playing now through December 25. This hysterical musical played on Broadway Palms main stage five years ago to rave reviews and sold-out audiences. I Love You, Youre Perfect, Now Change is a rousing musical comedy. The four-person cast will perform over 20 characters in the tricky tango known as the modern-day mating dance. The road to coupledom and all of its trials and tribulations are explored in this musical celebration that delves into dating, romance, marriage, lovers, husbands, wives and in-laws. The universal themes of the frustrations and pleasures of dating, marriage and love have gained the show lasting popularity and have made it a hit across the country. I Love You, Youre Perfect, Now Change will be at The Off Broadway Palm Theatre now through December 25. Performances are Tuesday through Sunday evenings with selected matinees. Ticket prices range from $28 to $49 with group discounts available for parties of 20 or more. Tickets can be reserved by calling 2784422, visiting www.BroadwayPalm.com or by stopping by the box office at 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Cast of I Love You, Youre Perfect, Now Change Art Display At Halls OfficeLee County Commissioner Tammy Hall is supporting local artists by giving them an opportunity to display their artwork in her Fort Myers office. For the next several weeks, the Portrait and Figure Painters Society of Southwest Florida, Inc. will display their work in the District 4 office, located at the Old County Courthouse in downtown Fort Myers. The display includes portraits of some locals such as Deion Sanders, Tammy Hall, Mayor Sullivan and Mayor Henderson and other familiar Southwest Florida faces. The work will be on display until November 30. The public is welcome to stop by and view the work and learn more about the artists. Call 5332226 to confirm office hours for viewing the artwork. The arts are an important part of the cultural and development of our community, said Hall. I believe that government can play an important role in public awareness, developing the use of public spaces for display and interaction of art, and for the encouragement and commitment of continued financial support both public and private of all the arts. Commissioner Hall is the recipient of the Angel of the Arts Award Business Sponsor 2009. She was elected to the Board of Lee County Commissioners in 2004 and re-elected in 2006. Her district includes North Fort Myers and the central and northern portions of Cape Coral. For more information on this program, contact Carmen Salom, executive assistant, at 533-2226. Pictured with Commissioner Tammy Hall is Renate Reuter, Julie Olander and Betsy Koscher, all members of the Portrait and Figure Painters Society of Southwest Florida, Inc. From page 1November Music Walksection led by the late and well-loved Bruce Gora on trumpet and harmonica. Over the years, some of this areas top musicians have migrated in and out and back in The Juice, including Danny Sheppard, Jo List, Danny Keady, Don Hulgas, Craig Christman and other talented individuals. The band has recorded one CD of a live concert at the defunct club, The Renaissance. The recording continues to be a favorite among The Juice fans. The band plays a mix of blues, rhythm and blues, and funk. They do covers of songs by Delbert McClinton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, T-Bone Walker, Buddy Guy, Etta James, James Cotton, Albert Collins, Ray Charles, KoKo Taylor and others. Current band members are Richie Ianuzzi, drums and vocals; Lynn Richardson, lead vocals; Joe Connors, guitar and lead vocals; Larry Hobbs on bass; Ernie Cantu, saxophone and lead vocals; Doug Simonds on trumpet; and Rick Russell on keyboards, harmonica, and lead vocals. After enjoying the powerful groove of The Juice, stay to experience Novembers Dancing at the Davis. The Studio Showcase will feature Fred Astaire, Rhythm in Motion, Dance Sergio and Dolce Vita Dance Studios, performing in a variety of dance styles and then inviting guests to participate and learn some of the steps. Come to the party, be entertained and dance the night away with world champion and international dancers and instructors. Music Walk is free; Dancing at the Davis tickets are $10 per person. For more information, call the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center at 333-1933 or visit www. sbdac.com. Theo and Ganine Derlith of Fred Astaire Dance Studio, former owners of the original Fred Astaire Dance Studio on Broadway in New York City Opening Of Co-Op Art Gallery The Art Council of Southwest Florida announces the opening of its co-op art gallery located in Coconut Point Mall in Estero. The gallery will hold an opening reception on Friday, November 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. The gallery showcases the artwork from the councils 18 art league member artists and offers a wide selection of original art, including oils, watercolors, acrylics, photography, batik and collage. Fine crafts offered include pottery, sculpture, clay, mixed media, wood, fiber, jewelry, raku and glass. Many of these artists are award winning on the national, regional and local levels and all reside in Southwest Florida. The gallery is located at 8074 Mediterranean Drive in the mall, between Panera Bread and World Market. It is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday; noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday; closed on Monday. The public is welcome to attend the opening reception. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, visit the Art Council website at www.ACSWF.org or contact the gallery director at mkbisson@verizon.net. All works are by Southwest Florida artists


THE RIVER NOVEMBER 9, 201224 Florida Lobster Bites with Avocado-Lime Puree 2 nine-ounce spiny lobster tails, removed from shell and cut into 1-ounce bites 20 three-inch bamboo skewers Canola or olive oil for cooking Sea salt to taste Fresh ground pepper to taste avocado 2 limes, juiced red bell pepper, diced fine Preheat a medium-sized saut pan over medium-high heat. Skewer each lobster bite onto the bamboo skewers and lightly season with salt and pepper. In a blender or food processor, add avocado, lime juice and season lightly with salt and pepper. Puree the avocado mixture until smooth, adding 1 tablespoon of water at a time until the desired thickness of avocado puree is reached. The avocado puree should be smooth and creamy and should be thin enough to pour into a small bowl or shot glasses. Add 1 tablespoon of the cooking oil to the hot pan. Carefully add the skewered lobster bites to the hot pan being careful not to over crowd the pan. Cook lobster bites for just 30 seconds on each side. The lobster bites will cook quickly so it is important to keep a close eye on them. Once the lobster bites are cooked, remove them from pan, and let drain on a paper towel. Repeat the cooking process until all the lobster bites are cooked. This cooking process can be done ahead of time and the lobster can be served cold if desired. To serve, arrange the lobster bites on a plate with a bowl of avocado puree, or add a small amount of avocado puree into the bottom of several shot glasses and top each glass with the cooked lobster bites. Garnish the lobster bites with the fine diced red pepper. Yields four to six servings. Florida Lobster Bites with Avocado-Lime Puree Symphony Offers Masterworks 1The Southwest Florida Symphony season opens with a performance of Masterworks 1 on Saturday, November 17 at 8 p.m. at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. The program includes Strauss Roses from the South, Schuberts Incidental Music from Rosamunde with the Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida, Chopins Grande Polonaise featuring Priscila Navarro, winner of the 2012 Jillian Prescott Music Awards Competition, and Strauss Der Rosenkavalier Suite. The Symphonys newly appointed artistic advisor, Leif Bjaland, will lead the orchestra in works by Johann Strauss II, Schubert, Chopin and Richard Strauss. From a grand Viennese ballroom to the stage of the concert hall, the opening concert program is a celebration of the dance. Imagine gliding to a popular waltz by The Waltz King, enjoy an exciting polonaise for piano and orchestra by the great master of romantic piano music, savor the beautiful melodies of ballet music and choruses by Schubert and marvel at the virtuosity of the entire orchestra as they approach hyper-waltz-mode in Der Rosenkavalier Suite. Maestro Bjaland will present an informative pre-concert lecture in the Hall from 7 to 7:30 p.m. This program is an ebullient celebration of the dance with works that have as a common theme, the transformation of dance pieces to concert music. The 19th century composer Johann Strauss II, known as The Waltz King, composed over 500 waltzes, polkas and other types of dance music. The waltz and the Strauss family are virtually inseparable. Strauss waltzes generally follow a pattern of an introduction, a medley of five waltzes and a coda. Roses from the South uses themes from the composers 1880 operetta, The Queens Handkerchief. The composer Richard Strauss (no relation to Johann) is known for his operas and tone poems. Der Rosenkavalier Suite is drawn from the comic opera first performed in 1911. The Conductor Artur Rodzinski is traditionally credited as arranger of the suite, first performed under his direction, in 1944. The suite begins with the operas orchestral prelude, followed by tender music depicting the appearance of the Rosenkavalier. The violins introduce the first waltz which is followed by the whole orchestra in waltz mode! The piece requires true virtuosity from the orchestra. Chopin composed the Grande Polonaise in 1830-31. He added the Andante Spianato as an introduction in 1834. The polonaise is a moderately slow dance of Polish origin in 3/4 time. Schubert composed incidental music to Rosamunde in 1823 for a play. While the play was a failure and has been lost, the music remains as among Schuberts most famous works. It contains ballet music, several choruses and several entractes. Like most works by Schubert, the music contains beautiful melodies. Subscriptions for the five-concert Masterworks Series start at $82. The three concert Pops series subscription prices are $49 and up. Flex packages of three, six and eight concert tickets are available for patrons who prefer flexibility in their attendance. You will receive vouchers that can be redeemed for any series concert throughout the season (Does not include Shell Point or Sanibel.) Single ticket prices start at $18 and are now on sale. To order tickets, call the Southwest Florida Symphony Box Office at 418-0996 or visit www.swflso.org for more information. Tickets are also available online. Community Band Season Premiere Is November 11The 63-member Lee County Community Band kicks off its 127th season on November 11 at 3 p.m. with the first of six monthly Sunday afternoon concerts. Additional concert dates are December 9, January 13, February 10, March 10 and April 7. All performances are at Cape Coral High School at 3 p.m. The events are free of charge, though donations are accepted. Band members are musicians from all walks of life career musicians, amateurs, and folks renewing skills from years past who reside in Lee, Collier, and Charlotte counties. The band rehearses Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. Michaels Lutheran School in Fort Myers; new members are welcome. Director Richard Bradstreet begins the season with a program featuring American composers and American music. The November 11 program includes Armed Forces Salute; Patriotic Sing-A-Long; Military Escort, a march by Harold Bennett; Hootenanny; Sounds of Simon and Garfunkel; Irving Berlins Songs for America; Gospel in Dixieland, featuring a Dixieland combo; Highlights from West Side Story; and Someone To Watch Over Me. Emcee and vocalist is Norman Jones. For more information, visit www. leecountyband.org or phone Norman Jones at 995-2097. Cape Coral High School is at 2300 Santa Barbara Boulevard just north of Veterans Parkway. 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25 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 9, 2012 Book Now For Holiday PartiesAre you, your organization or business having an annual holiday party? Have you booked a reservation yet? Why not plan to have a festive party at the Burroughs Home in the River District of Fort Myers? During the month of December the historic home will be decorated for the holiday season. The Burroughs Home can accommodate groups of virtually any size. For information about holiday parties, please contact Christine Forbes either by phone, 239-337-0706, or Christine@ burroughshome.com. The Uncommon Friends Foundation, a not for profit 501(c)3 organization established in 1993, is dedicated to lifelong character building among todays youth and business leaders. Its mission is to promote character education in schools, business ethics in the workplace and historic preservation of the Burroughs Home and James Newton Archives. For more information, call 239-3379505 or visit www.uncommonfriends. org. Koreshan State Park Hosts 5K Run/WalkKoreshan State Park welcomes back runners and walkers for the 1st annual Foot Solutions of Estero Footloose & Fancy Free 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, November 10. Whether you need to celebrate or blow off steam after the results of the election are in, what better way to do it than a 5K run through beautiful, winding trails in the crisp November air. Several years ago, Koreshan State Park was one of the favorite destinations for runners and walkers who came out for an annual 5K event at this historic site. Although this event eventually became too large for the park to accommodate, there is now a new 5K that will be held at this popular location. Registration will be at 7:30 a.m., and the run begins at 8:30 a.m. Online registration is available online at www.Active. com. Registration forms and sponsorship information are also available on Foot Solutions of Esteros website www.footsolutions.com/estero or may be picked up at Foot Solutions Estero (located on the corner of U.S. 41 and Corkscrew Road). Foot Solutions Estero will also be providing free running analyses, digital foot scans, and free 15-minute reflexology sessions for all participants. The Footloose & Fancy Free 5K Run/ Walk will feature a unique course that winds through the beautiful trails and historic sites of Koreshan State Park. Runners will enjoy varied terrains and beautiful scenery as they travel along paths that were once the foot trails of the Koreshan colony during the late 1800s. We are very excited about this event, and are looking forward to a great turnout for our first year, said Chris Cole, owner of Foot Solutions Estero. Koreshan State Park is a beautiful place to run, and we are looking forward to inviting past runners back, as well as many new participants for this 5K. It will be a fun time, and will be supporting a great cause. The run will also be held in conjunction with a shoe drive to benefit the non-profit organizations, Soles4Souls and Shoes for the Cure. Participants are asked to bring a pair of used shoes with them on the day of the event to be donated to Soles4Souls as well as other local charities. All shoes will either be redistributed to those in need of footwear or will be recycled for materials. Participants may also drop off shoes at Foot Solutions Estero prior to the race. An awards ceremony will be held immediately following the run, in which prizes will be awarded to winners for males and females in each age category. The timing and course tracking will be provided by 3D Racing. Online registration is also available at www.active.com or www.raceit.com. Those who would like to pick up a 5K registration form or who wish to drop off shoe donations prior to the race may do so at Foot Solutions of Estero, located next to Publix on the corner of U.S. 41 and Corkscrew Road. Participants may also register at Koreshan State Park on race day. Registration is $20 prior to the event or $25 on race day. 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All are invited to the themed art event on Wednesday, November 14 from 5 to 9 p.m. The Davis Art Center is located in the downtown River District, at 2301 First Street in Fort Myers. Many honorable mentions of photo exhibits by independent photographers, students and guilds will be displayed, honoring the arts and those that make life meaningful. It is also a retrospect in photos and art of the first year of Conservatory Art Education. The evening will be directed by Janie l. Hemenway, with an array of talented musicians and entertaintment for the whole family to enjoy. The Calendar Girls Song & Dance Troupe will perform, and there will be a raffle, silent auction and refreshments. This event is open to the public, and a $5 donation at the Red Carpet East Wing entrance is requested. For more information, call Janie Hemenway at 464-1408 or the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center at 333-1933. 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THE RIVER NOVEMBER 9, 201226 Veteran Puts Bike Ride On Hold In Order To Be With Ailing WifeWar veteran George Tice of Vets Ride 4 PTSD announced on Friday that he must put his journey to Tallahassee on hold after receiving an urgent call from his wife, who learned she must undergo surgery due to a blood clot. Tice began his bike ride to the state capital on October 27 at 10 a.m., escorted by American Legion Riders, law enforcement officers and supporters. By the end of the day on October 29, he managed to bike more than 132 miles and was located just outside the town of Sun City Center when his wife called with the alarming news of her failing health, putting his journey on hold. Over his three-day journey, Tice visited community leaders at American Legion Post 103 in Punta Gorda, Post 110 in Port Charlotte and Post 266 in Sarasota, as well as the Southeastern Guide Dogs in Palmetto, where he proudly presented each with an American flag donated by the Modern Woodman. Tice made the decision to return home to be by his wifes side to comfort her during this difficult time. His wife is scheduled for an angioplasty to remove a clot near her kidneys in the upcoming days. However, Tice remains passionate about his cause to bring awareness and support to veterans who suffer from PTSD, and hopes to resume his ride to Tallahassee from Sun City Center, where he left off. I am so appreciative of the support I have received, and do not want to let supporters down, Tice said. Once my wife has recovered from surgery, I do plan to continue the ride where I left off and focus once again on my mission to raise awareness and support for veterans suffering from PTSD. Stay tuned for updates online at www.VetsRide4PTSD.us. George Tice, center, surrounded by some of his fellow veterans George Tice Womens Fund Releases Groundbreaking Research ReportThe Womens Fund of Southwest Florida has completed a study on the status of women in Southwest Florida, examining four core areas including population and diversity, employment and income, achievement and autonomy, health and well-being. The Womens Fund commissioned the Regional Economic Research Institute at Florida Gulf Coast University to investigate the status of women and girls in Southwest Florida in order to benchmark progress, inform public policy, set funding priorities and programming, and to inspire demand for additional knowledge about the status of women and girls in Southwest Florida. Key findings of the research are being used to help guide The Womens Fund of Southwest Florida in opportunities for establishing programs and directing funds. Several positive attributes for women in Southwest Florida were found: A greater percentage of girls than boys graduate from high school More women are registered to vote than men Nearly five percent of women are self-employed in their own incorporated business Women currently have lower rates of unemployment But other key findings cause concern: Median annual earnings for women are about 87 percent of that earned by men in Southwest Florida Women own only 26 percent of Southwest Florida businesses Only 67 percent of Southwest Florida corporate boards include women No women represent Southwest Florida in the U.S. House or Senate Southwest Florida home ownership rates for women (8.5-15.2 percent) are substantially less than overall home ownership (71-79 percent) The research explored issues facing women and girls in Southwest Florida such as why fewer women work in management occupations than men, how many women start businesses per year, and what types of businesses women are likely to start, said Brenda Tate. As a result, The Womens Fund is investigating several new programs to support financial and educational opportunities for women. One is a leveraged savings program for low-to-moderate income women to assist them in building financial assets for education/training, first home purchase, or business startup/expansion. The other is a program to offer women business owners access to capital for their business start-up or expansion paired with training and counseling. The success of these programs will depend on the funds collaboration with partners such as the Small Business Development Center, CredAbility.org, and financial institutions serving our region. The mission of The Womens Fund of Southwest Florida is to raise money through federal and state grants, and relationships with individual and corporate donors, and employ a strategic grant-making model to fund programs and organizations that address the special, critical needs of women and girls in Southwest Florida. Founding members of the Womens Fund of Southwest Florida Board of Directors include Brenda Tate, president; Linda Uhler, secretary/treasurer; Lalai Hamric, vice chair and Lou Pontius, chair. For more information and to view the executive summary of The Status of Women in Southwest Florida report, visit http://www.womensfundflorida. org/ or email contact@womensfundflorida.org. Follow The Womens Fund online at facebook.com/floridawomen and on twitter.com/twfofswfl. Scanlon Auto Group Holds Annual Holiday Food DriveThe Scanlon Auto Group of car dealers is holding its second annual Holiday Food Drive to benefit the Harry Chapin Food Bank. Between now and Friday, November 16, food and monetary donations will be accepted at Lexus Sales, Lexus Service, Acura Sales, Acura Service and the Administrative/Accounting Building, located at 14200 S. Tamiami Trail in Fort Myers. Competitions in the form of friendly rivalries are being held among the various Scanlon dealerships and administration for the most donations to help those less fortunate who need assistance. The challenge is all in fun but the true winners are the children and adults in the community who face the specter of hunger every day Food collected will be distributed free of charge to the food banks participating agencies. For every dollar donated, the Harry Chapin Food Bank has the ability to obtain $6 of non-perishable food items to add to the food bank coffers. If you prefer to make a monetary contribution, please make checks payable to the Harry Chapin Food Bank. For additional information about the Holiday Food Drive, contact Nancy Anderson of the Scanlon Auto Group at 433-2777 ext. 567. Celebrate The Voices Fundraisers To Be Held In Lee And Collier CountiesCurrently, in Southwest Florida, approximately 40 percent of the 1,442 children needing a Guardian ad Litem volunteer advocate dont have one. This means 575 children dont have an advocate, a voice in court. Heres what you can expect when you attend Celebrate The Voices in Lee County on Saturday, November 10 at the Royal Palm Yacht Club from 6 to 9 p.m. or in Collier County on Saturday, November 17 at the Port Royal Club from 6 to 9 p.m. An Entertaining Evening: Wine tasting, Norman Love Confections, delectable hors doeuvres, whimsical activities, silent auction, live auction and more Voice of the Year Award Ceremony: Honoring Mr. Joseph Catti, president and CEO of FineMark National Bank & Trust Lively hosts: Krista Fogelsong in Lee County and Stacey Deffenbaugh in Collier County One-of-a-kind jewelry: A live auction featuring custom-made fine jewelry graciously created and donated by Gulfcoast Coin & Jewelry Tickets are $100 and two for $175. Dress is sophisticated casual. To purchase tickets, visit www.voicesforkids.org or call 533-1435. Our email address is press@riverweekly.com


27 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 9, 2012 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, Just a few weeks ago in a local high school there were two teen suicides. Suicide is the third leading cause of death among youth between 10 and 19 years of age. However, suicide is preventable. Betterinformed parents, students, and teachers are key to reducing and preventing the tragedy of teen suicide. Here is excellent information for parents, children, and everyone who works with or spends times with teens that may be of help in providing more information about prevention of teen suicide. Youth who are contemplating suicide frequently give warning signs of their distress. Parents, teachers, and friends are in a key position to pick up on these signs and get help. Most important is to never take these warning signs lightly or promise to keep them secret. When all adults and students in the school community are committed to making suicide prevention a priority and are empowered to take the correct actions we can help youth before they engage in behavior with irreversible consequences. Suicide Risk Factors Certain characteristics are associated with increased suicide risk. These include: Mental illness including depression, conduct disorders, and substance abuse. Family stress/dysfunction. Environmental risks, including presence of a firearm in the home. Situational crises (i.e., traumatic death of a loved one, physical or sexual abuse, family violence, etc.). Suicide Warning Signs Many suicidal youth demonstrate observable behaviors that signal their suicidal thinking. These include: Suicidal threats in the form of direct and indirect statements. Suicide notes and plans. Prior suicidal behavior. Making final arrangements (e.g., making funeral arrangements, writing a will, giving away prized possessions). Preoccupation with death. Changes in behavior, appearance, thoughts, and/or feelings. What to Do Youth who feel suicidal are not likely to seek help directly; however, parents, school personnel, and peers can recognize the warning signs and take immediate action to keep the youth safe. When a youth gives signs that they may be considering suicide, the following actions should be taken: Remain calm. Ask the youth directly if he or she is thinking about suicide. Focus on your concern for their wellbeing and avoid being accusatory. Listen. Reassure them that there is help and they will not feel like this forever. Do not judge. Provide constant supervision. Do not leave the youth alone. Remove means for self-harm. Get help: Peers should not agree to keep the suicidal thoughts a secret and instead should tell an adult, such as a parent, teacher, or school psychologist. Parents should seek help from school or community mental health resources as soon as possible. School staff should take the student to the designated school mental health professional or administrator. Resiliency Factors The presence of resiliency factors can lessen the potential of risk factors to lead to suicidal ideation and behaviors. Once a child or adolescent is considered at risk, schools, families, and friends should work to build these factors in and around the youth. These include: Family support and cohesion, including good communication. Peer support and close social networks. School and community connectedness. Cultural or religious beliefs that discourage suicide and promote healthy living. Adaptive coping and problem-solving skills, including conflict-resolution. General life satisfaction, good selfesteem, sense of purpose. Easy access to effective medical and mental health resources. Here are two websites that might also be helpful: Save a Friend: Tips for Teens to Prevent Suicide http://www.nasponline.org/NEAT/savefriend_general.html, National Institute of Mental Health Suicide Prevention Resources, http:// www.nimh.nih.gov/suicideprevention/ index.cfm Adapted from the NASP Resource, Preventing Youth Suicide: Tips for Parents and Educators 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. TIF Students Experience College ProgramsTwo students from The Immokalee Foundation, both seniors at Immokalee High School, experienced college life when they took part in programs offered by prestigious universities. After completing an intensive application process that included providing a personal essay, Alejandro (Alex) Galvan was accepted into the seven-week secondary school program at Harvard University. Elijah Arreaga was accepted into Georgetown Universitys weeklong Sports Industry Management Institute. The young men agreed the experience was the chance of a lifetime. Galvan began his journey his first trip away from home for more than a couple of days in Cambridge, Massachusetts on June 23 when he arrived at his Harvard dorm for a true college experience. For seven weeks, he lived on campus, participated in activities and had the opportunity to make friends from all around the world including New York, Washington, California and Australia. Establishing friendships was tough at first and it was a bit awkward living with strangers, but by the end I felt as if I had made lifelong friends, said Galvan. After a tour of the campus, students were responsible for attending classes and completing their assignments on their own time. It was a real college experience in that we were left to figure it out, Galvan said. Galvan chose two courses, Bible study and macroeconomics, from among 300 courses in more than 60 liberal arts fields. He attended the classes taught by Harvard faculty every Tuesday and Thursday. The rest of the time, he said, was usually spent studying in his dorm room. However, it wasnt all work and no play. Galvan said he had the chance to attend a professional womens soccer game, see the Blue Man Group perform and attend one of the longest-running nonmusical plays in the world, Sheer Madness. It was a great experience and one I wish everyone could try before going to college, said Galvan. You have an expectation, but you really dont know what it will be like until you get there. It was a great way to learn how to balance school and social life. I missed my family, especially the first couple of weeks, but I learned that Im ready to be on my own. Galvan said he is grateful to TIF for helping him prepare the application and providing him with the financial aid required to attend. TIF has been there for me from the beginning; pushing me to keep up my grades and be the best that I can be. Arreaga was told about the sports industry management program at Georgetown by Noemi Perez, a Take Stock In Children student college readiness coordinator with TIF. She knew I was interested in pursuing my degree in sports management so told me about the opportunity and helped me get everything I needed to apply, he said. Arreaga began his adventure on July 1 at the Georgetown campus in Washington, DC and was immediately thrilled with his good fortune. I had one roommate and in a corner dorm that was very big and had a great view of the football, lacrosse and soccer fields, Arreaga said. In the evening, I would sit in my room and watch lacrosse games out the window. The Sports Industry Management Institute introduces students to career options in the sports industry and helps them build teamwork, communication and leadership skills with courses and activities that focus on understanding the industry. Students were assigned a project at the beginning of the week that they presented to Georgetown staff by the end of their week. Arreaga also participated in two to three speaker panels per day and a plethora of activities, including a trip to the Washington Nationals stadium to meet executives behind the scenes and watch a baseball game.continued on page 31 Don ONeill and Alex Galvan in front of Hurlbut Hall Elijah Arreaga at Georgetown University To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


THE RIVER NOVEMBER 9, 201228 Development CityYear BuiltSquare FootageListing PriceSelling PriceDays on Market No Development Sanibel1969 2,421 2,350,0002,300,000 47 The Rocks Sanibel2002 4,267 2,188,0002,000,000 253 The ColonyBonita Springs2002 5,917 2,199,0001,875,000 387Bonita BayBonita Springs1996 4,806 1,990,0001,800,000 130 Sandpiper VillageFort Myers Beach1967 2,180 849,000800,000 566 Gulf Harbour Yacht & CCFort Myers1997 3,691 797,000775,000 70 No DevelopmentCape Coral2006 3,391 729,500700,000 327Wildcat RunEstero2010 3,300 759,900680,000 331 Island ShoresFort Myers Beach1951 1,500 695,000660,000 255 Natures Cove Estero2006 2,974 675,000640,000 244Courtesy of Royal Shell Real EstateTop 10 Real Estate Sales Financial FocusStill Time To Set Up Owner-Only 401(k) For 2012 by Jennifer BaseyIf youre a smallbusiness owner, with no full-time employees (except possibly your spouse or business partner), youre probably used to taking care of just about everything on your own. So, if youre thinking of establishing a retirement plan and you should you might also be attracted to going solo with an Owner-only 401(k). An Owner-only 401(k), sometimes known as an Individual 401(k), has been around for a few years now, and has proven quite popular and with good reason. This plan is easy to establish, easy to administer and, most importantly, gives you many of the same benefits enjoyed by employees of a company that offers a traditional 401(k) plan. These benefits include the following: Tax deferred earnings Your earnings arent taxed as they accumulate. Tax deductible contributions An Owner-only 401(k) consists of two components salary deferral and profit sharing contributions, both of which are generally 100 percent tax deductible. If you choose to make Roth salary deferrals to your Owner-only 401(k), your contributions arent deductible, but you wont pay taxes on your earnings, provided you dont take withdrawals until youre 59and its been five years since your first year of Roth deferral. Variety of investment choices You can choose to fund your Owner-only 401(k) with a wide range of investments. And you can construct an investment mix thats appropriate for your risk tolerance and long-term goals. Furthermore, an Owner-only 401(k) can potentially allow you to make greater contributions, at an identical income level, than other small-business retirement plans, such as a SEP IRA. In 2012, you can defer up to $17,000, or $22,500 if youre 50 or older (as long as you dont exceed 100 percent of your income). Then, in addition, you can make a profit-sharing contribution equal to 25 percent of your income (slightly less if you are unincorporated). So, by combining the salary deferral and profit-sharing components, you can potentially contribute up to $50,000 to your Owner-only 401(k) in 2012, or $55,000 if youre 50 or older. And these figures are doubled if your spouse also contributes to the Owner-only 401(k). However, youre not obligated to contribute anything to your plan. So, if your business is slow one year, you might scale back your contributions, or put in nothing at all. Then, when business picks up again, you can get back toward contributing whatever you can afford, up to the maximum. Clearly, the Owner-only 401(k) can offer you some key advantages in building resources for retirement. But its not the only small-business retirement plan on the market, so, before you make a decision, you may want to consult with your tax and financial advisors to determine if an Owner-only 401(k) is indeed the right plan for you. But dont wait too long. Youll have to establish your Owner-only 401(k) by Dec. 31 if you want to receive any tax deductions for 2012. And in any case, the sooner you start putting money away, the faster the progress you will make toward the retirement lifestyle youve envisioned. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jennifer.basey@edwardjones.com. Shell Point Academy Class Looks At CubaThe Academy at Shell Point invites Southwest Florida residents to attend a presentation by Robert Macomber on Cuba Then, Cuba Now. This presentation will take place on Tuesday, November 13 at 1 p.m. in the Grand Cypress Room of The Woodlands at Shell Point Retirement Community. Tickets are required and the cost to attend is $10. Join award-winning author and lecturer Robert N. Macomber for a discussion on his 10th and recently released novel Honorable Lies, an espionage story set in 1888 Havana. The novel follows Commander Peter Wake of the U.S. Office of Naval Intelligence, who has been given the daunting mission to locate and rescue two missing operatives in his spy network who are feared captured by the Spanish counter-intelligence authorities. Macomber will tell speak about the nest of intrigue that was Havana in the 1880s, during the fight for Cuban independence from Spain. He will also explain what it is like now, from his experiences during three journeys inside Cuba to research and write the novel. We are excited to welcome Mr. Macomber back to the academy with this interesting presentation that offers guests an opportunity to better understand our close neighbor Cuba, said Teri Kollath, manager of academy and volunteer services. Copies of Honorable Lies, and other novels in Macombers Honor series, will be available for purchase and author inscription after this talk. For more about Macomber and his work, visit www. robertmacomber.com The Academy of Life Long Learning at Shell Point is an educational initiative for the residents of the retirement community. The academy provides anywhere from 70 to 90 classes each semester that encompass a well-rounded curriculum of educational opportunities for senior adults. The Academy of Life Long Learning at Shell Point was named as one of 2008s most innovative active aging programs by the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA), an association that supports professionals who develop wellness/fitness facilities and services for age 50-plus adults. Shell Point Retirement Community is located in Fort Myers just off Summerlin Road and McGregor Boulevard, two miles before the Sanibel Causeway. For more information visit www.shellpoint. org or call 1-800-780-1131. Robert Macomber To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


29 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 9, 2012 $20 Million Challenge Grant Presented To Childrens HospitalB. Thomas Golisano was revealed today as the donor of a $20 million matching gift to build a new childrens hospital, which will be named Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. Golisano has challenged the community of Southwest Florida to raise $20 million, which he will match dollar for dollar for each contribution. Golisano, a resident of Naples, is the founder and Chairman of Paychex, Inc., a leader in the payroll, human resource and benefits outsourcing industry. I have deep admiration for the heroic work of the physicians and clinical staff of The Childrens Hospital, who every day provide skilled and passionate care, and are saving the lives of sick and injured children in Southwest Florida, said Golisano. This gift comes as my personal commitment to help Lee Memorial Health System build a hospital where all children in Southwest Florida will receive the best possible care close to home. I hope this gift helps leverage support from others in the region and motivates everyone to contribute in a meaningful way to this important endeavor. On August 3, The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida announced that an anonymous donor pledged to match up to $20 million in donations made through May 2014. When fulfilled, Golisanos matching gift of $20 million will be the single largest philanthropic gift in The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Floridas history. The capital campaign supports construction of a new state-of-the-art, 128-bed (with expansion capabilities to 160 beds) comprehensive pediatric health care facility on the grounds of HealthPark Medical Center in South Fort Myers. The building will consolidate into one location the medical and ancillary specialty services required to treat critically ill or injured children in a five-county region. The new facility is expected to open in 2016. The announcement was made on October 30 at a special celebration held at HealthPark Medical Center, the hospital where The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida is currently housed, and was cheered on by patients, families, supporters, physicians, clinical staff and hospital leadership. The Childrens Hospital, and particularly the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), is often at capacity, said Jim Nathan, president of Lee Memorial Health System. Our focus is to care for children as close to home as possible. We are extremely grateful for Mr. Golisanos generosity and trust in our vision and talented caring team. We hope the tremendous generosity of this challenge grant inspires the community to a deeper commitment in helping build Americas newest childrens hospital. Golisano is a noted philanthropist. His generous gifts have included the Golisano Childrens Hospital at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, New York; Upstate Golisano Childrens Hospital in Syracuse, New York; and, locally, the Golisano Childrens Museum of Naples (CMON) and Tom Golisano Field House at Ave Maria University. He is also the founding sponsor and major underwriter for eight consecutive years of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting, which convenes global leaders to work on the worlds most pressing challenges in education, poverty, health and the environment. All gifts big and small made to the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida Capital Campaign are eligible for the match and include but are not limited to estate gifts, multi-year pledges, corporate donations, grants, special event sponsorships and auction revenues. The challenge grant is having its intended impact on our fundraising efforts, said Sharon MacDonald, CFO for the Lee Memorial Health System Foundation. Weve received a tremendous amount of interest and support since announcing the challenge in August, and have raised an additional $3 million to be matched as a result of Mr. Golisanos generosity. The Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida is the only comprehensive childrens hospital between St. Petersburg and Miami. It provides life-saving health care and treatment to children from Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. To make a gift or learn more about the many giving opportunities available, please contact the Lee Memorial Health System Foundation office at 343-6950 or visit www. ChildrensHospitalGoal.org. Tom Golisano The Grainger Foundation Supports Fort Myers Institute Of Technology The Grainger Foundation has donated $10,000 to the Fort Myers Institute of Technology (FMIT) in support of its mission to prepare students for current and emerging industries. This grant will be used for scholarships for students pursuing technical and career education, said Bill McCormick, FMITs director. We are grateful to The Grainger Foundation for its support, and their generous donation will allow deserving students to pursue their career education goals in Fort Myers. This donation was recommended by Todd Zellner, branch manager of W.W. Grainger, Inc.s Fort Myers location. Grainger has been a part of the Fort Myers business community for more than 50 years as the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products. We are proud to recommend the programs offered by FMIT, said Zellner. We understand the need for technical and career training in the local community. FMIT offers over 30 programs including carpentry, electronics, auto mechanics, cosmetology, medical coder/biller, early childhood education, practical nursing and many more. For further information, visit www.fortmyerstech.edu. For further information about Grainger, contact Kristen Lawrence, communications manager, at 678-540-0136 or kristen.lawrence@grainger.com. For further information about Fort Myers Institute of Technology, contact Bill McCormick at 334-4544 or billbm@leeschools.net. Donation by The Grainger Foundation to the Fort Myers Institute of TechnologySmall Business Resource Network MeetingThe Southwest Florida Small Business Resource Network (SBRN) will host a networking and discussion about getting a small business loan from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, November 1. The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn, Fort Myers Airport at Town Center, 9931 Interstate Commerce Drive. SBRN, a statewide organization, is sponsored locally by Florida Gulf Coast Universitys Small Business Development Center. The speaker will be Barbara Melvin, vice president senior relationship manager with Wells Fargo. Melvin will discuss everything small business owners need to know about securing a loan for their business. She will provide three simple questions every potential lender will ask, and talk about the five critical elements a banker reviews in a loan package. The evening will begin with the Resource Networks monthly Network after Five social event where members and guests network and exchange ideas for growing their business. The cost for SBRN members is $15 per person, which includes hors doeuvres. Guests and unaffiliated small business owners pay $25 per person. Space is limited and RSVP is required. To register, go online to www.sbdcseminars.org. Deadline for registration is Wednesday, November 14. For more information, to register for the event, or for directions, contact Lorna Kibbey, coordinator at the Small Business Development Center at 745-3700. Realtors Join JNA TeamJohn Naumann & Associates announced the addition of the following realtors to the team of professionals: Debra Hobbs moved to Fort Myers from Pittsburgh in 1987 after graduating from The University of Pittsburgh. In 1995, she began her career in commercial real estate working with Saxon Properties. She then transitioned to residential real estate to work with WCI at Gulf Harbour Yacht and Country Club during the communities initial development. Debra then transitioned into general real estate. Linda Naton, originally from Longmeadow, Massachusetts, vacationed on Sanibel in the early 1970s and bought her first property in 1979. She met John Naumann in the early 1980s and became a limited partner in several of his developments, including Somerset at The Reef and The Sanctuary Golf Club. She recently became an associate of the Naumann team. She is president of CASI, the Condominium Association of Sanibel. Linda Naton Debra Hobbs Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com


THE RIVER NOVEMBER 9, 201230 deaRPharmacistMushroom Power: Plant Of Immortalityby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: I asked an elderly Japanese friend why she looks so young for her age. She said she drinks tea made with reishi mushrooms. Is there anything to this? AF, Castle Rock, Colorado The short answer is yes. The Chinese name for reishi mushrooms is ling zhi, meaning plant of immortality. These medicinal mushrooms have a history of safety that goes back at least 2,000 years. In my book, any herb thats been used continually for centuries deserves respect from modern medical science as opposed to snide comments as if its snake oil. Mushrooms and fungi with incredible healing powers are now starting to gain attention from integrative physicians as well as folks who choose to selftreat after modern medicine fails them. Right now there are more than 800 scientific studies on reishi mushrooms on file in the National Institutes of Healths database. According to these studies, some on animals, some on people... reishi offers potential support for cardiovascular issues, infectious disease, liver detoxification, arthritis pain, asthma and other respiratory and immune system disorders. Overseas, its common for cancer patients to willingly fork over the considerable expense for these mushrooms, and sometimes insurance covers. You see, back when they were gathered from the wild, these mushrooms were rare and expensive. Now that they are cultivated commercially, reishi is relatively less expensive and readily available at health food stores nationwide. If reishi has even half of the healing and disease-preventing power that traditional Asian healers claim for it, one could easily see why it would be considered a longevity herb and part of your anti-aging arsenal. Studies have shown that reishi can help improve cholesterol ratios and control blood sugar. It has anti-inflammatory, antihistamine, antiviral, and anti-bacterial properties. Did you hear that? Antibacterial... fabulous since the winter season is upon us. There are many anti-cancer assertions, based upon studies on immune function. Heres where things get really interesting. One study done in Puerto Rico and published just last year in the medical journal Nutrition and Cancer found that reishi has the ability to stunt the growth and spread of inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) cells. The study was done in test tubes on the cells themselves, not in living humans. Now, take into account that naturopathic physicians have already experienced some success in treating this fast-growing form of breast cancer. And researcher and Professor Michelle Martinez Montemayor, PhD (who conducted the study) came to this conclusion: Our findings suggest that reishi extract could be used as a novel anticancer therapeutic for IBC patients. What is my point? If you have cancer, of any kind, Id discuss reishi as an adjunctive treatment with your oncologist. I take reishi supplements on and off throughout the year just for good health (True Reishi brand), and I also buy dried herb from my local herbal apothecary which I soak in water and then cook in my slow cooker on low for 12 hours. This makes a more potent blend. 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. Thanksgiving Brings Need For TurkeysThanksgiving is fast approaching and turkeys are in very short supply in order to feed hungry Southwest Floridians. The Harry Chapin Food Bank has put out a plea for the 5,000 turkeys needed by its participating non-profit agencies. These agencies rely on donated turkeys to fill holiday food baskets for the ever-increasing numbers of hungry adults and children. Higher living costs, coupled with job loss and other difficulties, mean Southwest Florida families are struggling to make ends meet. The approaching holiday season will stress household budgets even more. Struggling families cannot afford holiday meals and other traditions that so many of us take for granted. They need your help. Individuals can assist the food bank by either purchasing turkeys or contributing financially to purchase turkeys. The approximate cost of each turkey is $15. Businesses can help by holding a turkey drive, collecting money so that the food bank can purchase turkeys, and encouraging customers to support the drive. To sign up or make a donation for the turkey drive, simply visit http://fundly. com/hcfb. You can either make a general donation, or sign up and connect with Facebook to engage your network of friends, family and coworkers. Form a Turkey Team with family members, co-workers and friends, and multiply your generosity! Its a great way to join together to help end hunger here this Thanksgiving. Make a donation that will buy turkeys or Thanksgiving meal trimmings for those in need. Turkeys can be dropped off at the Harry Chapin Food Bank warehouse, 3760 Fowler Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901 or 2221 Corporation Blvd., Naples, FL 34109; checks can be mailed to the same addresses; and you can also make a secure donation online at www. harrychapinfoodbank.org. Mom And Me by Lizzie and PryceLizzie and Pryce answer your questions and give advice about aging concerns from a two-generational perspective. A mother and daughter team, Lizzie is a retired RN and health educator, and Pryce is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice who specializes in the care of elders and people with chronic illnesses. Dear Mom & Me, Our son invited my husband and me to visit for the holidays. We were very pleasantly surprised and said yes without hesitation. In retrospect, maybe we should have given it more thought, but we are perpetual optimists. We arrived and were treated cordially and I thought things were going nicely but I was wrong. On the third day, I was going downstairs when I heard my 13-year-old granddaughter say to her mother, Why do you hate grandma so much? I should have stayed on the stairs and listened, but I continued down and as soon as they heard me, their conversation stopped. We were terribly disappointed when we first met the woman of my sons choice and hoped it would never come to marriage. But when they did marry, I have tried my best to be as accepting as I can and even went to counseling to help in the process. My son has positively not helped in any way to make things better. He just withdraws and hopes that time will resolve all of the problems. My husband is very hurt, but he is not a problem solver by nature and does not even know where to start. Next year will be different I know; I already have it planned. I want to open our home to others who may also not want to visit their families but dont know what to do. On second thought, I might suggest we go on a cruise and spend the holiday time with total strangers. What do others do? Rosalee Dear Rosalee, I am sorry that your relationship with your daughter-in-law is so difficult, and difficult for so long by judging the age of your granddaughter. I have found there are always two sides to every story, so I can state with assurance that both you and your daughter-in-law are responsible for the condition of your relationship. It does sound like you have tried over the years to mend that relationship. I do not know what your daughter-inlaw has done, nor do I know what your son has done or not done. However, if you have tried your very best to establish a positive relationship and your daughterin-law and son are not interested in developing a relationship, perhaps less time together is the next alternative. You cannot change other people but you can change your own behavior. Also, sometimes the best family relationships are those at a distance. Before you put more distance between you and your son, and his family, consider all of the alternatives and the possible consequences. Pryce Dear Rosalee, Your suggested solutions are at least worth a try. In-law problems seem to be everywhere. Those people who have a loving relationship should consider themselves truly blessed. Your son should be the one to help the situation, but if he just looks the other way nothing will get better and it will all probably get worse. You have done your best but unless the others see a problem or refuse to see a problem you cant solve it by yourself. As hard as it seems, you will just have to make the most of a very difficult situation. Please make long range plans for your own care because I do not think your son and his wife will ever come to your assistance. Lizzie Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. Free Autism Screening For Young ChildrenThe Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, in partnership with the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida, offers a free monthly autism spectrum disorder screening for toddlers 18 months to five years of age. The next screening will be held November 9 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at McDonalds located at 12990 S. Cleveland Avenue, Fort Myers. It is estimated that one in every 88 children is diagnosed with some form of autism spectrum disorder, making it more common than childhood cancer, juvenile diabetes and pediatric AIDS combined. Medical consultants for the project stress that an early diagnosis can make a vast difference for toddlers and their families. They say early intensive behavioral intervention can make an immense difference not just in the development of the child, but in their families as well. The ASD screening is conducted by The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. The screenings are administered by an advanced registered nurse practitioner, who has extensive training and experience in typical child development and developmental disorders. A physician referral is not required. To schedule a screening, call 343-6838.


31 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 9, 2012 Dr. DaveMyster Elixirsby Dr. Dave HepburnDr. Rob Sealey, my wife (different people), adopted son Ed Watson (CTV news reporter extraordinaire) flew a few centuries back in time this past spring to the exciting, remote South Pacific island of Tanna in Vanuatu. Trey had a sore shoulder. He hurt it while trying to knock a flying fox out of the air with his machete. I thought he had dinner, but instead he had a sore shoulder. He didnt come to see we Canadian doctors at our small jungle hospital, but instead chose to see the same guy who fixed his dads broken leg a few years back. He went to the bush to be seen by Niau, one of the famed kustom bone setters of the jungles of the South Pacific. We were invited to watch this healer try to fix Treys shoulder. First, the diagnosis. By simply resting his hand on the shoulder, Niau could determine what was wrong. He had done this the week before to a fellow with a sore arm, who even though his X-rays at our hospital had been normal was determined by the kustom bone setters experienced hand to have two fractures. They had been doing this for 10,000 years in the jungles (not this particular guy) and he knew his stuff. He was one of the most revered kustom healers on the island and was going to heal Trey, in front of two stunned doctors and one stunned cameraman. (Note: Ed Watson wasnt affected by this, hes just stunned.) To actually see an insane clip of what I am about to describe, go to the video on www.wisequacks.org. You have never seen anything like this, I promise. Grabbing a piece of sharp obsidian from the volcano, he wrapped the broken glass in a special leaf. He then took the glass and, holding Trey firmly, swiftly opened up Treys shoulder. Trey did not scream out despite the fact the only anesthetic he had was his fathers arm. But his teeth ground so loudly we thought they would crack. As the kustom healer continued to make large and deep cuts into the shoulder from both the front and back, blood streamed out of the wounds. This was rubbish blood or poison blood. We were witnessing modern day bloodletting, or more appropriately, bloodletting in these modern days. Just to insure that the rubbish blood gut out, the healer took his finger and jammed it deep into the wounds, right up to the knuckle. Again, the only noise was Dr. Sealeys Adams apple striking his bladder. Then the coup de grace. Niau had taken some leaves, the same he used for everything he treated. Four secret leaves. He placed them in a rusty looking tin can and boiled them over a fire. He then proceeded to pour this boiling leaf concoction into the open wounds. Blood and steaming water dripped onto the jungle floor, creating a pool of mud, sweat and tears. But the only screaming, again, came from Sealey. Our natural inclination would be to grab them and say Hey, this isnt Sooke buddy, you cant do that. But they have done this for thousands of years. Niau finally dressed the wounds in a huge leaf, the name of which he didnt mind divulging. Do these leaves work? Certainly every doctor who has been to Tanna has seen the leaves do something. They are powerful. But rather than go through rigorous peer reviewed, scientifically valid, reproducible, double blind studies, the healing leaves have been passed down from kustom healer to kustom healer. In fact, Niaus son, Yuel, who is being groomed to be the next kustom healer in that village, is actually a microscopist at our hospital. Yup. He works in the lab. As the world shrinks and collides at the same time, fascinating time-tested treatments will meet science in ways that we have yet to look forward to. Having seen the power of leaf medicines, I doubt I will ever trifle with it, but I will respect that there are possible potent pharmacopias still to be discovered by us. Not the miracle multi-level marketed elixirs of some mystery fruit from every second exotic South Pacific island, but rather what exists in remote places like the Amazon, the deserts, the jungles, the tree canopies, the ocean. We need to continue to turn over another leaf and another and another. The world is screaming for answers... or is that just Sealey? 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. 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 ) November Is Florida Hospice MonthHospice is a special kind of care provided for those at the end of life, and Governor Rick Scott has declared this November as Florida Hospice Month. November is an opportunity for hospice providers statewide to raise awareness about hospice to patients and families who could benefit from the many services available. Some of these services include pain management, physical therapy, respite care, grief and bereavement therapy for loved ones, among many others. Hospice provides their services wherever the patient calls home, and works to empower the patients family by providing the needed support services. Hospice regards everyday as a gift, and strives to help patients achieve the best possible quality life. An important message we try to get out is that hospice cares about life. If a patient has a life-limiting illness, hospice wants to help make every day of that patients life one of quality and substance. This care philosophy not only benefits the patient, but the family and loved ones as well. says Paul Ledford, Executive Director of Florida Hospice & Palliative Care Association (FHPCA). In 2011, over 112,000 patients experienced the care and comfort provided by hospice providers throughout Florida. That is a lot of lives being touched already, but there are so many out there who need to know the benefits hospice can provide them. Too often patients enroll in hospice within a week of their passing. Thats not enough time for them to truly benefit from the available services, particularly since patients are eligible for the hospice benefit within their last 6 months of life. FHPCA has been representing hospice in Florida for 30 years. To learn more about hospice and palliative care, visit www.floridahospices.org or call the consumer hotline at 800-282-6560. You can read Gov. Rick Scotts declaration on FHPCAs website. From page 27TIF STudentsWe spoke to everyone from the head of baseball operations to the media communications department to a ticket sales agent, Arreaga explained. The group also toured the Redskins Stadium, where they were greeted with a welcome sign on the big screen. A tour of the locker room and press box followed. On July 4, Arreaga watched the spectacular fireworks display over the Washington Monument. It was such a great learning experience, said Arreaga. They treated us like we were in college. We were responsible for our own time management. Arreaga learned internships were a crucial part of college and landing a job. Plus, he realized sports industry management might not be the only option to consider. They talked to us about not limiting ourselves; to think about maybe majoring in business management and concentrating on getting internships in the sports industry, he added. It gave me a lot to consider. Arreaga also credits TIF for giving him opportunities he may not have had otherwise. Miss Noemi and my mentor, Mr. (John) Henry, have always been there for me. They keep me on track and are always guiding and preparing me to make sure Im ready for the future. The Immokalee Foundation has a range of programs that focus on building pathways to success through college and career development, direct scholarships, mentoring and tutoring, and opportunities for broadening experiences and life skills development. To learn more about TIF, volunteering as a mentor or for additional information, call 430-9122 or visit www.immokaleefoundation.org. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


THE RIVER NOVEMBER 9, 201232 Local Philanthropists Raise $28,350 At 3 Wishes Event To Benefit Local CharitiesLocal philanthropists raised more than $28,000 for three local nonprofits during the inaugural 3 Wishes event held in October. Thirty-two guests enjoyed a three-course progressive evening hosted by Michele Eddy, Rose ODell King and Gary King and Norman and Mary Love. The $28,350 raised will be divided equally among three local charities: The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southwest Florida and the Ronald McDonald House of Southwest Florida. Local chefs and restaurants provided food including Hemingways (Justin Fleming), Sea Salt (Fabrizio Aiello) and Norman Love Confections. According to event co-chair Michele Eddy, there were no administrative costs for the event, allowing 100 percent of the funds raised to go toward the organizations. All costs were covered by the three participating homeowners. Because my friend Michele Eddy was involved and she is such a giver, it was an honor and a privilege to be a part of her event, said Mary Love. And, how can you not want to help when there are children involved? Both of our children were seven weeks premature, and at that time, there were no Ronald McDonald homes for us. Our company also supports Make-A-Wish, so this was a win-win. The three organizations we chose seemed to perfectly compliment one another, and because of this, we were able to make the collaboration a success in its first year, added event co-chair Lori Wilson. We are looking forward to planning a bigger event benefitting these great childrens charities next year. Matt Milligan with Mary and Norman Love Michele Eddy, Michael Ferreira and Sharon McDonald Alzheimers Caregivers Support MeetingsThe Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center offers monthly support group meetings for caregivers throughout Lee County and neighboring areas. The caregivers support group meetings include an opportunity for caregivers to meet others who are facing similar challenges and to learn more about Alzheimers disease and effective coping strategies. Select meeting locations feature a guest speaker as well as an informal time for sharing. Fort Myers Tuesday, November 13 at 2 p.m. Broadway Community Church 3309 Broadway Ave 437-3007 Wednesday, November 14 at 9:45 a.m. Westminster Presbyterian Church 9065 Ligon Court 437-3007 Wednesday, November 28 at 9:45 a.m. Westminster Presbyterian Church 9065 Ligon Court 437-3007 Stress Less During the Holidays Speaker: Delta Family Counseling, LLC 437-3007 Wednesday, November 21 at 10 a.m. Fort Myers Congregational United Church of Christ 8210 College Parkway 437-3007 North Fort Myers Thursday, November 29 at 2 p.m. Pine Lakes Country Club 10200 Pine Lakes Blvd. 3.5 miles north of Shell Factory on U.S. 41 437-3007 Cape Coral Thursday, November 1 at 2 p.m. Gulf Coast Village 1333 Santa Barbara Blvd. 437-3007 Thursday, November 15 at 2 p.m. Gulf Coast Village 1333 Santa Barbara Blvd. 437-3007 Stress Less During the Holidays Speaker: Delta Family Counseling, LLC 437-3007 Pine Island Thursday, November 1 at 10:30 a.m. Pine Island United Methodist 5701 Pine Island Road, Bokeelia 437-3007 Lehigh Acres Monday, November 19 at 2 p.m. Lehigh Acres United Way House 201 Plaza Drive, Suite 3 437-3007 Bonita Springs Monday, November 26 at 10:30 a.m. Hope Lutheran Church 25999 Old 41 437-3007 Sanibel Wednesday, November 28 at 1:30 p.m. Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ 2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel 437-3007 Labelle Wednesday, November 7 at 1 p.m. First Christian Church 89 Ford Avenue, Labelle 437-3007. Letter Carriers Collecting Toys Postal Service letter carriers will collect new, unwrapped toys left by customers mailboxes and in bins at Post Offices on Saturday, December 1. This applies to all customers with zip codes beginning with first three digits: 321, 327, 328, 329, 335, 336, 337, 338, 339, 341, 342, 346 and 347. Toys collected will go to the Marine Toys For Tots Foundation. The new, unwrapped toys will help brighten the holidays for less fortunate children. Follow the Postal Service on Twitter @ USPS_PR and at Facebook.com/usps. Memory Enhancement Support Group A memory enhancement support group specifically for adults who have Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) will meet at the Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center, 12468 Brantley Commons Court in Fort Myers. Interested persons must contact Angel Duncan at 437-3007. Meetings are held twice a month. The meetings are sponsored by the Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center. The memory enhancement support group meeting focuses on learning more about MCI, sharing information, getting resources, and speaking openly in a safe setting. The group is open to persons with MCI at no charge. The Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center, a United Way partner agency, provides informational, educational, and supportive assistance to individuals with Alzheimers disease and related disorders and their caregivers. For more information, the Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center can be contacted at 437-3007. Our email address is press@riverweekly.com


33 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 9, 2012 Rock & Roll Celebrity Waiter Dinner To Benefit The Heights FoundationCelebrity waiters served up food, fun and a little bit of rock and roll at the Heights Foundations Celebrity Waiter Dinner, hosted by Yabo Restaurant on October 15. Local musicians filled in as wait staff, performed and competed for tips that inspired bidding wars amongst guests. More than $15,000 was raised to benefit School Success programs for at-risk kids in the Harlem Heights neighborhood. Members of the Juice, Alter Ego and the Danny Morgan Band along with Emmy Award-winning flutist and composer Kat Epple, and singer-songwriter Wendy Webb performed for guests. Grammy Award-winning songwriter Randy Thomas performed his hit Butterfly Kisses and guests were treated to a rendition of Addicted To Love and Simply Irresistible by Heights Foundations Robert Palmer Girls. This event supports our mission to build strong, self-sufficient families in the Harlem Heights neighborhood, through educatio n, opportunity, and enrichment, said Kathryn Kelly, president and CEO of the Heights Foundation. Because of the generous suppor t of our friends and neighbors we are able to provide academic tutoring, after school and summer camp programs, college scholarsh ips and support, school supplies, and tuition support. For more information about The Heights Foundation and The Heights Center, call 482-7706, email info@heightsfoundation.org or visit www.heightsfoundation.org. David and Karen Crowther Amy Sedlacek and Victor Mayeron Randy and Lori Thomas belt out a tune Heather and Dan Creighton with Dave and Cheryl Copham Angela Alvarado, Teri Palmer, Debra Hobbs, Pam Beckman, Laurie Stanley, Kathryn Kelly and Terri Lee Larry Hobbs, Chris Workman, Randy Thomas, Danny Morgan, Richie Ianuzzi, Doug Molloy and Andrea Prather Clark and Pam Rambo


DID YOU KNOW PUZZLE ANSWERS My Stars FOR WEEK OF NOVEMBER 12, 2012ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your work requires increased effort during the next few days. But it all will pay off down the line. Things ease up in time for weekend fun with family and/or friends. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your genuine concern for others could prompt you to promise more than you can deliver. Its best to modify your plans now, before you wind up overcommitted later. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A situation that seems simple at first glance needs a more thorough assessment before you give it your OK. Dig deeper for information that might be hidden from view. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Careful: Right now, things might not be quite what they appear. Even the intuitive Crab could misread the signs. Get some solid facts before you act on your suspicions. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Your energy levels are high, allowing you to complete those unfinished tasks before you take on a new project. A social invitation could come from an unlikely source. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) You might think youre helping, but unless youre asked for a critique, dont give it. If you are asked, watch what you say. Your words should be helpful, not hurtful. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Your attempt at mediating disputes might meet some opposition at first. But once youre shown to be fair and impartial, resistance soon gives way to cooperation. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Go ahead. Reward yourself for helping settle a disturbing workplace situation. On another note: A personal relationship might be moving to a higher level. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A sudden change of heart by a colleague might create some momentary uncertainty. But stay with your original decision and, if necessary, defend it. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Rely on a combination of your sharp instincts along with some really intense information-gathering to help you make a possibly life-changing decision. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Instead of worrying if that new person in your life will stay or leave, spend all that energy on strengthening your relationship so it becomes walk-out resistant. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A sudden financial dry spell could reduce your cash flow almost to a trickle. But by conserving more and spending less, youll get through the crunch in good shape. BORN THIS WEEK: Your ability to keep secrets makes you the perfect confidante for friends, family and co-workers. On Nov. 12, 1864, Union Gen. William T. Sherman orders the business district of Atlanta destroyed before he embarks on his famous March to the Sea through Georgia to prevent the Confederates from recovering anything once the Yankees had abandoned it. On Nov. 16, 1901, a low-slung car called the Torpedo Racer -basically a square platform on bicycle wheels -breaks the world speed record for electric cars in Coney Island, N.Y., by going 1 mile down the straight dirt track in just 63 seconds. Thats about 57 mph. Today the world speed record for an electric vehicle is about 245 mph. On Nov. 14, 1914, in Constantinople, capital of the Ottoman Empire, the religious leader Sheikh-ul-Islam declares an Islamic holy war on behalf of the Ottoman government, urging his Muslim followers to take up arms against Britain, France, Russia, Serbia and Montenegro. On Nov. 15, 1943, Heinrich Himmler makes public an order that Gypsies are to be put on the same level as Jews and placed in concentration camps. Himmler was determined to prosecute Nazism racial policies, which dictated the elimination of all races deemed inferior and asocial. On Nov. 13, 1953, a member of the Indiana Textbook Commission calls for the removal of references to the book Robin Hood from textbooks used by the states schools. She claimed that Robin Hood was a communist because he robbed the rich and gave it to the poor. On Nov. 17, 1968, the Oakland Raiders score two touchdowns in nine seconds to beat the New York Jets -and no one sees it. In a debacle which would become known as Heidi Bowl, with just 65 seconds left to play, NBC broke away from the game to air its previously scheduled programming, the movie Heidi. On Nov. 18, 1987, a fire in a London subway station kills 30 commuters and injures scores of others. At the Kings Cross station in London, people began to smell smoke coming from beneath one of the stations escalators. It was later revealed that debris and grease had built up under the escalator. It was Scotsman Bertie Charles Forbes, journalist and founder of Forbes magazine, who made the following sage observation: There is more credit and satisfaction in being a first-rate truck driver than in being a tenth-rate executive. The prospectors of 1849 might not have realized it, but youre more likely to find a 5-carat diamond than a 1-ounce nugget of gold. You might be surprised -and, depending on your temperament, terrified -to learn that bats can fly at speeds up to 60 mph. Some can even reach altitudes of 10,000 feet. Coffee beans are actually seeds. The fruit of the coffee tree is called a cherry and are said to be delicious. They spoil too quickly to be marketed effectively, though, so only the seeds are used. Beverly Hills, Calif., is one of the most affluent areas of the country. It was not always such a posh locale, however; in 1920 the population was 674, and most of the land was given over to bean fields. All joking aside, those who study such things say that natural blondes tend to have more difficulty driving than those whose hair is of a darker hue -at night, anyway. The reason? Most natural blondes also have blue eyes, which arent as good as brown eyes at shielding out light. This means that blondes tend to be more easily blinded by the headlights of oncoming cars. When a professional football player retires, theres a 50-50 chance hell get divorced within a year. Everybody dreams. Those who claim that they never have dreams just dont remember them. Any frontal attack on ignorance is bound to fail, because the masses are always ready to defend their most precious possession -their ignorance. -Hendrik Willem van Loon THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY 1. LANGUAGE: What is the meaning of the Latin prefix demi? 2. HISTORY: Who wrote the political book The Prince during the Renaissance? 3. ASTRONOMY: What phase of the moon is opposite of crescent? 4. LITERATURE: What was the real name of the author who assumed the pen name of George Orwell? 5. ART: What are the three primary colors? 6. MUSIC: What is indicated by the musical notation estinto? 7. GEOGRAPHY: What state lies directly east of Utah? 8. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What is the traditional birthstone for June? 9. MEASUREMENTS: The watt, a unit of electrical power, was named for what famous inventor? 10. ETIQUETTE: Properly speaking, who should host a wedding shower for a bride? TRIVIA TEST 1. Half 2. Niccolo Machiavelli 3. Gibbous 4. Eric Arthur Blair 5. Red, yellow and blue 6. So soft that it can hardly be heard 7. Colorado 8. Pearl 9. James Watt 10. A friend of the bride. ANSWERS SPORTS QUIZ 1. Who hit the most major-league home runs during the decade of the 1940s? 2. Two Minnesota Twins pitchers had 20-win seasons during the 1990s. Name them. 3. Who holds the NFL mark for most field goals in a season, and how many? 4. When was the last time before 2011-12 that the Indiana Hoosiers mens basketball team started a season 10-0? 5. Name the only NHL team other than Edmonton (2010-12) to have the No. 1 overall draft pick three consecutive seasons. 6. Which was the first country to win back-to-back Euro titles in mens soccer along with a World Cup in between. 7. Who were the world heavyweight boxing champions before and after Rocky Marcianos 1952-56 reign?1. Ted Williams, with 234. Johnny Mize was second, with 217. 2. Scott Erickson (1991) and Brad Radke (1997). 3. San Franciscos David Akers had 44 in 2011. 4. It was 1989-90. 5. The Quebec Nordiques (198991). 6. Spain (2008-12). 7. Jersey Joe Walcott before, Floyd Patterson after. ANSWERSTHE RIVER NOVEMBER 9, 201234


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RS 10/14 CC TFN FOR RENTFRITZ CARLTON Steps from West Gulf Beach Access. 3BR, 3BA w/den, enclosed pool. Beautiful lake view! Non smoking, dog friendly. Monthly Minimum Seasonal Rental. 239-209-6500. RS 11/9 CC 11/9 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: 239-738-9171 NS 10/26 NC 11/9 1991 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE69,000 miles. Good condition, New Tires. $6,500. or best offer. Call Ken at 239-472-3757.NS 11/2 CC TFN GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION HOLIDAY ARTS & CRAFTS SALENovember 16 and 17, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. 1522 Huntdale Street East, Leigh Acres. Leaded glass, ower arrangements, art, wood crafts and 18 doll clothes. NS 11/9 CC 11/16 MCGREGOR WOODS COMMUNITY GARAGE SALESaturday, November 10, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Kelly Road & McGregor Boulevard Many homes participatingNS 11/9 CC 11/9 Glenn Carretta Broker Associate VIP Real Estate.239-850-9296teamsanibel.com RS 11/9 CC 11/9 GLENN CARRETTA NOW WITH VIP REALTYOPEN HOUSE November 18, 1 to 3 p.m. 1314 Isabel Drive Must see 150 on Water! Bay front views are best on island. 4 bedroom, pool, $2,094,000. BAYVIEW 3/3 Villa East end Wood cathedral ceilings Quaint sandy lane. Bay beach steps away, gulf beach access, 2 min walk pool tennis just 4 Villas on 1.7 acres. A home with advantages of condo living. Now $664,000 beautifully furnished. SANIBEL ARMS WEST L-8 Corner location with gulf views. Excellent condition, on site rentals, pool, tennis, canal and clubhouse. One of the islands most popular beach condos. $479,900. JONATHAN HARBOUR Direct access loton Private island 1 mile from sanibel. Priced well below market $459,000, cleared w/ dock in place. security entry and amenities. Own Rail Freight Equipment Buy Freight Equipment Secured Contractual Fixed High Income 100 % Ownership 100% Tax deduction Immediate Fixed High incomeMinimum Purchase $9,750800-588-4143americansynergycapital.com RS 11/9 CC 11/9 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 Immediate Fixed High Income800-588-4143americansynergycapital.com RS 11/9 CC 11/9 The End of the Year is Approaching! GARAGE SALESaturday, November 10, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 444 Lighthouse Way, Sanibel Household itemsNS 11/9 CC 11/9 GARAGE SALEONLY GOOD STUFF Garage Sale. You dont want to miss this one!! Saturday, November 10, 8 am 3 pm. Everything from chairs to chainsaws, including: Glassware, Antiques, Jewelry, Furniture, Toys, Collectables, Fishing Gear, and much more. 501 Sea Walk Ct, Sanibel, in Sea Oats subdivision, off West Gulf Drive just past Rabbit Road.NS 11/9 CC 11/9 YARD SALEDean Park, Fort Myers, just east of downtown, will host a neighborhood garage sale on Saturday, November 10 starting at 8 a.m. From downtown, take Second Street going east past Fowler and Park. Turn left on Cranford. For more information call Kathryn Wilbur, President, at 332-1716.NS 11/9 CC 11/9 CASH PAID FOR MILITARY ITEMSCash Paid For Old Military Items. Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets, old guns, awards & more. Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280 RS 10/19 CC 11/9 HUGE ESTATE/JEWELRY SALELargest collection of silver jewelry in SWFL! Art and jewelry consignments needed now. NEW THIS WEEK Coaster chairs plush (4) Beautiful elephant club chair (1) Art Deco Waterfall Dining Room set Gorgeous Habersham buffet and mirror Rauschenberg, Kettleborough and Remington bronze statues Come by daily and see The Silverneer & Silver Queen only at Sanibel Consignments 2431 Periwinkle Way 472-5222, www.sanibelauction.com RS 11/9 CC TFN ANNUAL RENTALSSANIBELHOMES Updated 2/2 UF piling home, Granite kit/ baths, beach $1,400/mo. Centrally Located, Fresh paint, new carpet, 3/2.5 UF piling Home, 2 garage, $2,200/mo. CONDOMINIUMS Across from Beach, 2/2 F. Pool/tennis @ $1,400/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 11/9 BM TFNANNUAL 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 RE/MAX OF THE ISLANDSPutting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace www.remax-oftheislands.com 239-472-2311RS 3/30 BM TFN FOR RENT1BR/1BA Fully Furnished, Updated. $950/mo. 239-395-1742 703-914-9532. NS 10/26 CC TFN FOR RENTHome to Share. Large outside deck, carport, laundry room. Furnished $500. + utilities, female. N/P, N/S. Call 239-699-5320NS 11/2 CC TFN


Read us online at islandsunnews.com Read us online at islandsunnews.com SUDOKUTo play Sudoku: Complete the grid so that every row, column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 through 9 (the same number cannot appear more than once in a row, column or 3x3 box.) There is no guessing and no math involved, just logic.answer on page 35 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 NOVEMBER 9, 201238 Pet Bio Name: Cash ID #: 498379 Breed: Catahoula Leopard Dog Sex: Neutered Male Age: 2 Years Old Color: Blue Merle Comments: Ive been waiting a long time for my forever home so Im anxious to meet you. Catahoulas are noted as being loyal protectors and that describes me to a tee. I like to keep my foster mom company while she studies and does other things. Im also house and crate trained. An adult family would be ideal since lots of noise and activity makes me a little uncomfortable. For information or to arrange a meeting with me, contact kennel@ leegov.com. Adoption Fee: $10 (regularly $75) during Animal Services Home 4 The Holidays Adoption Promo Pet Bio Name: Shalo and Galore ID#: 548271 (Shalo) 548270 (Galore) Breed: Domestic Short Hair Sex: Spayed Females Age: One Year Old Color: Brown Tabby (Shalo) Calico (Galore) Comments: Our dad lost his home so we lost ours too. It would be great if we could find a home together for the holidays and forever. If you are looking for a couple of sweet kitties with a calm but slightly inquisitive nature then we will be just purrfect for your family. Remember, cats and kittens are two for one so you can take both of us home for one low price. Adoption Fee: $13 (regularly $50) during Animal Services Home 4 the Holidays Adoption Promo. 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, 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. Shalo ID# 548271 and Galore ID# 548270 Cash ID# 498379 photos by squaredogphoto.com




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 ISLAND BEACH CLUBArrive at your top floor condominium and get ready to relax. Nicely appointed 2 bedroom, 2 full bath has a courtyard view from screened lanai, dining, living and kitchen. Spacious bedrooms each with full private baths set back from the living areas. Great property for that part time getaway or an addition to your investments. Offered for $460,000.00 Contact Connie Walters Ms Listr at 239/841-4540 or Tracy Walters 239/994-7975. HISTORIC FORT MYERSRare opportunity to own 3 adjacent lots in exclusive, historical area of Fort Myers. Very close to Downtown, River District, shopping and entertainment. Just steps to Historic Edison & Ford Winter Estates. Offered for $360,000 Contact Steve Harrell 239/565-1277, Toby Tolp 239/848-0433 or Kasey Harrell 239/850-7602.3/4 ACRE ON CLAM BAYOUOutstanding Value, priced 30% less than the most recent Vacant Land Sale on the Bayou in Herons Landing. This is Not a Short Sale! located on a cul-de-sac in this popular community, offering a community boat dock, pristine tennis courts, pool and pool area with outdoor kitchen and deeded beach access. Develop the perfect homesite and create your own Gulf of Mexico views from this Bayou location and enjoy the tranquility of the Sanibel Lifestyle. Its Just Beautiful! Offered for $379,000 Contact Tracy Walters 239/994-7975 Connie Walters Ms Listr at 239/841-4540.LOCATIONLOCATIONYoull love this large, gorgeous direct Gulf access Sanibel home across from San Carlos Bay. Over 2500 square feet of living space. 2 BR,2 1/2 bath;(with bonus space you must see). .Mid-Island deep water canal only 1000 ft to San Carlos Bay. This home boasts a beautiful kitchen with custom wood cabinetry, wet bar, plus a wood burning fireplace in the great room with soaring cathedral ceiling and wonderful wood floors. Very private pool area, with nicely maintained lush landscaping that leads you to your private dock. Multiple porches, great views from every room including views of THE BAY from LR and front porch. A TRUE must see, soon, it wont last. True Sanibel Living. Offered for $975,000. Contact Nancy Finch 239/822-7825.SOUTH SEAS BAYSIDE VILLASWelcome to the Islands! This bay front condominium located in South Seas Island Resort. Renovated and updated, waterfront views With the investors or vacation home in mind, these condominiums offer a great rental income. The waters edge Bayside Villa community has under building parking, pool, spa, bbqs along with separate storage lockers.#5134 Offered $267,900 1 bedroom/ 1 bath #4118 Offered $395,000 1 bedroom/ 2 bath #4301-02 Offered $635,000 3 bedroom/ 3 bath #5344 Offered $699,000 3 bedroom/3 bath Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632. BEAUTIFUL BUILDERS PERSONAL CUSTOM HOMEWaterfront, designed with only the finest appointments, includes gourmet kitchen, family room fireplace, custom shelving, detailed woodwork and ceiling work throughout. Outdoor kitchen with magnificent pool area. Boat lift, garage holds up to 10 cars. Superb workmanship, MUST SEE! Offered for $1,995, 000. Contact Ralph Galietti 239/826-5897 or Cathy Galietti 239/826-5807.JONATHAN HARBOUR BUILDING SITECleared filled and ready to go. Large waterfront lot with dock in place in private gated community. House plans included. Offered for $550,000. Contact Ralph or Cathy Galietti 239/828-5897. FORMER MODEL WITH UPGRADES GALOREGorgeous 4/3 home. House is situated on one of the premier lots in Shadow Wood Preserve and has beautiful decorator finishes. Kitchen and baths have granite decorator tile, upgraded hardware, solid doors, stainless appliances, pantry. Pool area has Spa, outdoor kitchen, beautiful pavers, outdoor shower and magnificent golf course, lake and preserve views. Home has it all. A must see and is priced to sell. Offered for $749,000. Contact Ralph or Cathy Galietti 239/828-5897. ENJOY THE LIFESTYLE WITHOUT THE HIGH ASSOCIATION FEESQuiet South Ft. Myers neighborhood near Cypress Lake Country Club. Close to everything. This home features marble flooring, wood burning fireplace, 3 car garage with tile flooring,central vac, beautiful pool large kitchen with granite. Formal and informal dining rooms,and a laundry room and a wonderful entertainment area in great room with surround sound. Large master suite features a huge walk-in closet and built-ins, and jacuzzi tub. Separate wing for your guests, nanny or mother-in-law. This beautiful home is offered for $595,000. Contact Connie Walters Ms Lister 239/841-4540.UPPER CAPTIVAThis tropical gem features two lots. The Bay front lot features a brand new boat dock extending into the bay with deep water dockage (6-10) Great for the boating and fishing. The Gulf front lot offers incredible views of the Gulf on pristine white beaches. The exterior of the home is complete, the interior is not. A perfect opportunity to finish the home to your own tastes and specifications. Only 1/2 mile from South Seas plantation. The perfect retreat for anglers and beach enthusiasts. Offered for $895,000 Contact Tracy Mr. Listr 239/994-7975 or Connie Ms. Listr 239/841-4540. EXCLUSIVE RIVERFRONT ESTATE IN ST. CHARLES HARBOURCasual elegance describes this 5 bedroom, 6.5 bath home that offers 200 of unobstructed river views. One of the best floor plans youll find, giving you wonderful views from almost every room. Gourmet kitchen, Butlers pantry, 2 laundry rooms, fireplace and so much more. Very spacious pool area with outdoor kitchen plus private fishing pier, 4 car plus garage. Includes a 34 slip in the central marina. Large property allows you to enjoy tremendous privacy. Offered for $3,395,000. Contact Nancy Finch 239/822-7825. SUNDIAL G-201Enjoy Gulf Views with your morning coffee! Very nicely appointed with king bed in the master suite, 2 full beds in the guest room and a pull out couch. Newer upgrades in the kitchen include, raised panel cabinetry, tray/crown moulding ceiling and solid surface counter tops with integrated sink. Offered for $539,000 Contact Brian Murty 239/565-1272.SUNDIAL SPECIAL NEW LISTING NEW LISTING THE RIVER NOVEMBER 9, 201240