River weekly news
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FREETake Me Home VOL. 11, NO. 45 NOVEMBER 16, 2012From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Holiday Cheer Coming To The Sidney & Berne Davis Art CenterThe Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is partnering with Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida and the Rotary Club of Fort Myers to present Family Fun Day on Saturday, November 24. The festivities begin at 10 a.m. with the 5th annual Brunch With Santa, which continues until 2 p.m. There will be a Childrens Workshop from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and The Nowhere Band Southwest Floridas premier Beatles tribute band will play on the front steps starting at 6 p.m. The evenings events will take place in conjunction with Holiday Stroll, which includes the Davis Art Centers annual wreath lighting at 7 p.m., performed by Fort Myers Mayor Randall Henderson. Kick off the holiday season at the Davis, located in the downtown Fort Myers River District, at 2301 First Street. continued on page 22 Jingle Bell Rock performing at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center Sand Sculpting ChampionshipFrom Friday, November 16 to Sunday, November 25, the American Sand Sculpting Championship returns to Fort Myers Beach. The main event will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Discounted tickets are on sale at the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce. Master sand sculptors from around the world are scheduled to hit the beach to work with over 1,000 tons of sand to create 30 works of sand sculpture art, all under the continued on page 27 Wilderness Survival Fun DaySpend the day before Thanksgiving learning how to survive in the wild at Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve. Kids aged 12 to 16 will learn the four basic needs of survival and then challenge themselves in two of them. Participants will build debris hut shelters and practice the primitive art of fire making. All materials will be provided. Parents will sign their kids in at the Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve Interpretive Center from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21 for a day full of hands-on learning. The cost per child is $15 and reservations are required. This fun day is limited to10 participants, so register early. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes and dress to be outside. They should also bring water, two snacks and a lunch. This will be a technology-free zone, so no cell phones, iPods, etc. If you have any questions, contact Heather Gienapp at 533-7556. Call 5337440 to sign up or visit www.leeparks.org for additional information. Campers pose with the shelter they built out of natural materials Ranger Miller demonstrates successful firemaking with a bow drill Winter Wonderland is the theme for this years 26th annual American Sand Sculpting Championship of Fort Myers BeachDecorating Begins For Holiday Nights At Edison And FordDecorating teams began installing the 37th annual Edison & Ford Holiday Nights at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates on Wednesday, November 14. Edison Ford curators have selected very unique decorating teams from throughout the region who bring special skills and interest in recreating old Florida history and the old-fashioned holiday themes that we all treasure, said Chris Pendleton, Edison Ford president and CEO. Decorating days are an event at Edison Ford and the decorators work to get the perfect look to surprise visitors with something new every year. Decorators include: American Institute of Architects Southwest Florida, Bennetts Fresh Roast, Cartoon Designs by Doug MacGregor, Edison & Ford Winter Estates volunteers, Edison Community Neighborhood Association, Thomas A. Edison Congregational Church, Edison Festival of Light, Edison Inventors Association, Florida Power & Light, Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce, General Electric, Greater continued on page 27 Members of the Edison Inventors Association


Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now: Walter Langfords First On Firstby Gerri ReavesThe house pictured in the undated photo was built in 1905 by Walter G. Langford, and although for decades it has been known as the Langford-Cox house, it could also be called the first Langston-Kingston house. This one-and-one-half-story structure on the southwest corner of First Street and Woodford Avenue features a hip roof, large porches and dormers. Like other houses of the era, it was designed for the subtropical climate and river breezes in the days before air conditioning. Langford hailed from one of the regions most influential families. He inherited considerable business acumen from his cattleman father, Dr. Thomas E. Langford, for whom he worked for a time. Walter Langford played an important role in convincing the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad to extend its route to Fort Myers. He is best remembered for organizing the First National Bank (originally known as Lee County Bank) in 1907 and serving as the first president. In the 19-teens (sources differ as to exactly which year), Langford sold the house to George Kingston, the inventor of the Kingston carburetor, as a winter home. Langford then bought John T. Murphys house (todays Murphy-Burroughs Home) across the street in 1914 after Murphys death. The Langford family lived there for several years, awaiting the construction of what was destined to be one of the citys premier historic structures, todays Langford-Kingston home at Hough Street. He subsequently sold the Murphy house and in 1919 moved into that new house. He died less than a year later at age 47. In 1925, Kingston bought that house too, thus the reason for saying there are in fact two historic Langford-Kingston homes. As for the 1905 house at Woodford, in 1951 Norman Cox, a major gladiolus producer and shipper, bought and remodeled it as office space. By that time, many alterations had been made, including the replacement of wood framing on the porches with wrought-iron columns. The lovely lattice windows remain. Today, the nearly century-old structure is the offices of Fried & Fried, P.A. Walk down to First and Woodford and imagine the time when that part of town was primarily residential. Then stroll a few blocks south to the Southwest Florida Museum of History to learn more about the historic neighborhoods of East First Street. continued on page 6 Original lattice windows and an inviting large porch evoke old Fort Myers photo by Gerri Reaves The historic structure almost a century old is now a law office photo by Gerri Reaves Walter G. Langford built this house in 1905 at First Street and Woodford Avenue 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 16, 20122


3 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 16, 2012 Lazy Flamingo, Inc. Lazy Flamingo, Inc. 6520-C Pine Avenue 6520-C Pine Avenue Sanibel, FL 33957 Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-5353 239-472-5353 Lazy Flamingo 3, Inc. Lazy Flamingo 3, Inc. 16501 Stringfellow Rd 16501 Stringfellow Rd Bokeelia, FL 33922 Bokeelia, FL 33922 239-283-5959 239-283-5959 Lazy Flamingo 2, Inc. Lazy Flamingo 2, Inc. 1036 Periwinkle Way 1036 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-6939 239-472-6939 Lazy Flamingo 4, Inc. Lazy Flamingo 4, Inc. 12951 McGregor Blvd. 12951 McGregor Blvd. Ft. Myers, FL 33919 Ft. Myers, FL 33919 239-476-9000 239-476-9000Four Great Locations! LIVE MUSIC LIVE MUSIC TUESDAY MICHAEL PICK TUESDAY MICHAEL PICK Vocalist/Guitar Vocalist/Guitar THURSDAY MARK KOBIE THURSDAY MARK KOBIE Vocalist/Guitar Vocalist/Guitar Fort Myers Public Art: Mina Edisonby Tom HallJust past the sculpture of Thomas Edison at the entrance to the Edison & Ford Winter Estates sits Mina Edison, the home executive who ran Seminole Lodge and its surrounding until she gifted the estates to the City of Fort Myers in 1947. The larger-than-life cold cast aluminum statue is the work of North Fort Myers sculptor Don DJ Wilkins. Wilkins seated Mina Edison to one side of a concrete bench that sits within eyeshot of the standing sculpture of her husband. Shes looking over at him as if to invite him to come over and sit by her, Wilkins reveals. I think thats why so many people sit next to her. Theyre responding unconsciously to that look in her eye. Scores of visitors do take advantage of Thomas Edisons spot on that bench for photo ops with the estates grand dame. Shes especially popular with kids, notes Lisa Sbuttoni, public relations and marketing director for the Edison & Ford Winter Estates. Its not unusual to walk by and see a small child curled up in Minas lap. To make his sculpture kid friendly, Wilkins blunted the contours of the handkerchief Mina holds in her right hand so that it wont poke or cut anyone sitting on the sculpture. We also carved channels in her dress to make sure that water didnt pool around her hand. The sculpture appropriately resides in the Edison Heritage Garden. Its a place in which Mina would have felt at home. While husband Thomas was busy collecting plants and testing them for their scientific and medicinal value, Mina took a more conventional approach to gardening. She planted gardens throughout the grounds, including a moonlight garden of white and blue blooms, a lily pond garden of iris, water lilies and papyrus, and a rose garden as well. All became perfect backdrops for the socialites many tea parties and luncheons. Mina did not merely garden. She was active in numerous garden clubs and related civic groups that included the Chautauqua Association (where she served as president of the Bird and Tree Club), the National Audubon Society, the John Burroughs Association, and the School Garden Association of America. Its there where she introduced new friend and prodigy Bernese Barfield Davis to garden clubs. The concept may sound frivolous today, but in the 1930s and s, garden clubs were important social organizations that not only initiated civic beautification projects, but demonstrated for the first time in American history that women could wield positive socio-economic power within their communities. Berne Davis took her mentors example to heart, creating an endowed chair in 2006 for landscape design, horticultural education and research at Florida Gulf Coast University, thereby extending Mina Edisons legacy well into the 21st century. An arts advocate, Tom Hall guides weekly walking tours of the River Districts public art collection in Fort Myers. For more information, go to truetours.net. DJ Wilkins sculpture of Mina Edison sitting on a bench at The Estates is a popular place for visitors to have their photo taken


THE RIVER NOVEMBER 16, 20124 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 Social Security Office Hours To Be ReducedEffective November 19, the Fort Myers Social Security office will be open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. a reduction of 30 minutes each weekday. In addition, beginning January 2, 2013, the office will close to the public at noon every Wednesday. While agency employees will continue to work their regular hours, this shorter public window will allow them to complete face-to-face interviews and process claims work without incurring the cost of overtime. The significantly reduced funding provided by Congress under the continuing resolution for the first six months of the fiscal year makes it impossible for the agency to provide the overtime needed to handle service to the public as it has done in the past. In addition, on November 23, the day after Thanksgiving, all Social Security field offices will be closed to the public. As we did last year, employees working that day will focus on reducing backlogged workloads. Most Social Security services do not require a visit to a local office. Many services, including applying for retirement, disability or Medicare benefits, signing up for direct deposit, replacing a Medicare card, obtaining a proof of income letter or informing us of a change of address or telephone number are conveniently available at www.socialsecurity.gov or by dialing our toll-free number, 1-800772-1213. People who are deaf or hard of hearing may call our TTY number, 1-800-325-0778. Many of our online services also are available in Spanish at www.segurosocial.gov. Bryson Appointed HR Florida State Council TreasurerMartha Bryson, SPHR, Hope HealthCare Services director of staff relations, has been appointed registrar for the HR Florida State Council, an affiliate of the Society for Human Resources Management. Currently serving as treasurer, Bryson serves as part of the executive committee that governs the activities of the council, including the 2013 HR Florida State Conference & Expo. A member of the Hope HealthCare Services team since 2003, Bryson is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources, a career-long commitment dedicated to mastering the core HR principles and staying current in the HR profession. She has held the position of secretary and was a two-term district director on the HR Florida State Council. Bryson previously served as president of HRMA of Southwest Florida and is a graduate of Siena Heights University in Michigan. Lee County Commissioners InaugurationOn Tuesday, November 20 at 8:15 a.m., Lee County Commissioners John Manning, Cecil L. Pendergrass, Larry Kiker and Frank Mann will take the oath of office during an inauguration ceremony in the commission chambers on the second floor of the Old Lee County Courthouse, 2120 Main Street, downtown Fort Myers. An ensemble from the Cypress Lake Center of the Arts will supply musical entertainment. The ceremony will be followed by a 9 a.m. reception in the courthouse lobby on the first floor. The weekly board meeting will begin at its usual 9:30 a.m. starting time. The public is invited to attend all inauguration activities and the board meeting. For more information call event coordinator Lori Borman at 533-2737. Charity Beach Ball Is SaturdayOnly a limited number of tickets are left for the Fort Myers Beach Charity Beach Ball on Saturday, November 17. The Fort Myers Beach Community Foundation is hosting the event from 6 to 11 p.m. at the DiamondHead Beach Resort. Join your friends and neighbors for a fun evening to benefit the local island community. The Beach Ball is a black tie optional dinner with The Marc Vee Band providing entertainment and dance music. There will also be a silent auction during the evening featuring donations from many local businesses. Auction items include once in a lifetime experiences and trips. Tickets are $60 per person and are available at www.charitybeachball.com. All proceeds from the fundraiser will be returned back to the local community. League Of Women Voters Monthly MeetingThe League of Women Voters will meet on Saturday, December 1, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., at the Hilton Garden Inn, 12601 University Drive, Fort Myers. The featured speaker will be Ann Arnall, director, Lee County Department of Human Services. The meeting is open to league members and the public. Cost is $15 for breakfast. Student rates are available. For reservations call 462-3444 or e-mail carolbf@centurylink.net by November 27.


5 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 16, 2012 Bluegrass At The Alliance For The Arts This SundayBluegrass music will fill the theater at the Alliance for the Arts on Sunday, November 18 from 2 to 5 p.m. when the Acoustic Music Society of Southwest Florida presents the third and final concert in its Fall Indoor Bluegrass Series at the Alliance. The concert features the Naples-based Bean Pickers, Myakka River Bluegrass and Pain In The Grass. Tickets are $7 at the door or $5 for Alliance members. Seating is open and first come, first serve. Children 12 and under are free if accompanied by an adult. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. The outdoor Palmgrass Bluegrass Festival on the Alliance amphitheater stage is Saturday, December 8 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. It features headliner Newtown from Lexington, Kentucky as well as Swinging Bridge, The Florida Bluegrass Express and The Bugtussle Ramblers. Advance tickets are $15 or $20 at the gate. To purchase them online, go to www. artinlee.org or call 939-2787. The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Bean Pickers Gulf Coast Shakespeare FestivalGulf Coast Shakespeare Festival on November 17 at the Alliance of the Arts in Fort Myers All the worlds a stage, All the men and women merely players. The third Gulf Coast Shakespeare Festival comes to The Alliance for the Arts on November 16 and 17. The VIP reception and preview party is on the 16th from 5:30 to 7 p.m.. A full day of performances and fun, free thanks to generous sponsorships, will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, the 17. Committed to providing important educational opportunities in theater, The Laboratory Theater of Florida is pleased to present this annual festival on the green at the Alliance for the Arts location in Fort Myers. Its a perfect fit for the festival, said Artistic Director Annett Trossbach. Look forward to full-length productions of such favorites as Othello and Twelfth Night, to name a few, as well as Renaissance weapons demonstrations, dancers from Gulfshore Ballet, costumes, A Midsummer Nights Dream fairies, scenes, songs, and youll sample delicious snacks throughout the day. There is truly something for everyone. Young and young-at-heart will be entertained!, said Lab Theaters festival coordinator Kym Yaeger Hoffmann. Jonesez BBQ and Chef Brookes organic creations are just some of the culinary treats at this years Shakespeare Festival. This family festival is bound to delight everyone! Its a brilliant entertainment and educational experience for kids, with plenty to keep the adults happy, too, says Lab Theaters Artistic Director Annette Trossbach. The free performances on the Saturday schedule include: 10 a.m. Gulfshore Ballet dances 10:15 a.m. Twelfth Night adaption 11:15 a.m. Broadsword and Fencing demonstration 11:45 a.m. Scenes from Romeo & Juliet 12 p.m. Othello 2 p.m. A Kellyn Celtic Compendium of Dance 2:30 p.m. Learning a Part: Bottom as an Amateur Actor on the Elizabethan Stage 3 p.m. How to Shake It Like Shakespeare 3:30 p.m. Stage combat and broadsword demonstration 4 p.m. The Commedia Robin Hood Visit the Festival website at tinyurl. com/GCSF2012 for tickets for the VIP chocolate and champagne reception on November 16 and discounted hotel rates at the festival hotel Legacy Harbour Resort & Suites. Contact 239-332-2048 for more information on special overnight rates. Fall Harvest Dinner ShowAttend the Fall Harvest Dinner Show with Kim Jenkins on Friday, November 30, pr esented by Lake Kennedy Center in Cape Coral. Another snowbird season is here and its time to get together with friends and entertainer Kim Jenkins, the One Man Boomer Band, an exceptional vocalist who has the versatility, power and range to sing a wide variety of music from the 1950s to today. The evenings featured dinner is chicken chardonnay, wild rice pilaf, a vegetable and dessert. Cost to attend Fall Harvest Dinner is $18 for members and $23 for nonmembers. Contact Lake Kennedy Center at 574-0575 to make reservations or for more information. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Turkey Bingo At Lake Kennedy Come to the Lake Kennedy Center, 400 Santa Barbara Blvd. in Cape Coral, and enjoy some Turkey Bingo on Sunday, November 18. This fun event offers a unique twist to this ever popular pastime. Your entry fee of $10 gets you 10 games and, with a little luck, you could win a traditional holiday meal. Here is how it works: Buy 10 game sheets for $10 Play 10 exciting games of Bingo Have fun with friends while helping the Lake Kennedy Center. Bingo players could win: Turkey dinner from Publix that serves six to eight people (Limited one dinner per person) Traditional trimmings basket (Limited one basket per person) Traditional pie with whipped cream included (Limited one pie per person) No cash prizes will be awarded. Snacks are available for a donation. Call the Lake Kennedy Center at 574-0575 for additional details. Autumn Arts And Crafts FairThe public is invited to the City of Fort Myers Autumn Arts and Crafts Fair at the Riverside Community Center located along the Caloosahatchee.The fair is Novembeer 26, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The fair is a fun way to explore the fascinating world of fine craft making, with activities for all ages. You can meet and talk to the local craftsmen, learn about their techniques, and make purchases. Find creative and practical gifts just in time for your holiday shopping. Bring your kids, friends and family for some fine arts and crafts, food and fun. There is no admission is fee and theyre will be hourly raffles/ Riverside Commuity Center is at 3061 East Riverside Drive, Fort Myers. 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! Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER NOVEMBER 16, 20126 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 Hortoons Junior League Member SocialThe Junior League of Fort Myers (JLFM) announced its next New Member Information Social, open to women over the age of 21 who are interested in learning more about the League, on Thursday, January 3 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The gathering will be held at The Bell Tower Shops, Suite 251 (in the former J. Jill store) at 13499 S. Cleveland Avenue in Fort Myers. Interested in promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community? Come and hear detailed information about the League and membership requirements. Learn more about the JLFMs charitable initiatives which include Juvenile Justice Program, Kids in the Kitchen Nutrition Initiative with mobile food pantry and Taste of the Town. Our members are career women, working mothers, stay at home moms, full-time and part-time volunteers of all ages. We represent a variety of races, religions and ethnic origins, all committed to making difference in our community. RSVP online at www.jlfm.org, by emailing newmember@jlfm.org or by calling the office at 277-1197. Call For ArtistsThe Art League of Fort Myers Holiday Happenings art exhibit will open December 7 and run through December 28. The judged show will feature works by art league members only. For a prospectus, go to http://www.artleagueoffortmyers.org/ prospectus-december-2012-holiday-happenings.html. Call 275-3970 for more information. Mah Jongg ClubThe Purple Dragon Mah Jongg Club, located at 15675 McGregor Blvd. in Fort Myers, is having their 10th anniversary Homecoming Celebration on Saturday, December 1 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mah Jongg members and past members are invited to come join the celebration and catch up with old friends. If you are interested in attending, call MariAnne at 433-4474 by Friday, November 16 for further details and reservation. Greeters 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. From page 2Walter LangfordsFor 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 learn more about Langford and the houses he built. 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 and acknowledgements: The archives of the Southwest Florida Historical Society, The Story of Fort Myers by Karl H. Grismer, Historic Fort Myers by the City of Fort Myers Planning Department, Historic Fort Myers by Prudy Taylor Board and Esther B. Colcord, and Jared Beck. Our email address is press@riverweekly.com


7 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 16, 2012 Nellies U p stairs Waters i de B a r Happy Hour All Day, Everyday w w w i i i i t t t t h h h h h L L L L i i i i v v v e e e m m u u s s i i i c c t t t o o o o ! L Snacks in Between 11am-10pm, Plus Live Music 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. 23, 2012 w w w ww ww ww ww ww w ww w w w w w w w w. w. w w. w w. w w w w n ne n ne rv rv rv v ou sn el l li li i i es es es . .n .n .n .n .n .n . .n n et et e et et t t t et e et et et et et et et t t e t t e t e t e 1 1 1 13 3 3 3 3 3 13 3 13 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1s 1 1 1 1 1s s t t St St St S S S ., Ft. Myers B B B B B B B B B B B B ea ea ea ea e ea ch ch h h h h h h h h h h h ch c ch ch ch G GP P P P S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S CO CO CO CO CO CO C C O R DINA TE E E E E E E E E E E E E S S S S: S: S: S: S: S: S S: S S: : S S S S FREE with Dock Attendants Assistance Operation Santa Mail Under WayWould you like to adopt one or more families this year in an effort to help make their Christmas a cheerful event? The Fort Myers and Cape Coral post offices are offering Operation Santa Mail for the second year. The post offices will be intercepting Santas mail and reviewing it for letters from children whose parents could use help to have a brighter holiday. The adopted families will be residents of Lee, Collier or Charlotte counties. Information on the adopted families is kept confidential. You will be provided with a childs (or sometimes a parents) letter. You will be asked to purchase some or all of the requested items. Items are to be unwrapped and packaged in a box ready to mail. Your Operation Santa Mail package will need to be delivered to a designated drop-off post office where a postal clerk will address the package and advise you of the postage required. You will need to provide the postal clerk with the numbered Dear Santa letter. The post office will deliver the package with the Operation Santa Mail return address Participation requires completion of an application. Contact Debra Mitchell by email at debra.j.mitchell@usps.com or call 573-9638 to participate and to receive an application. Made By US Fashion Show And Salesubmitted by Dalia JakubauskasFor the second year running, area craftswomen will be raising funds and awareness for projects benefiting women both here and abroad at Made by US (women-made creations): Fashion Show and Sale. The show will be held on Friday, November 16 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Unitarian-Universalist Church of Fort Myers, 3411 Shire Lane. It will benefit The GRACE Project (Guatemalan Rural Adult and Childrens Education). It will include food, music and entertainment. The project works in Guatemala and locally to improve the lives of Guatemalan women and their families through education, particularly in human trafficking prevention and reducing violence against women. The group is a local service partner of the Zonta Club of Sanibel/Captiva, which is also a sponsor of the event. Made by US is the brainchild of island Zontian and event emcee Gari Lewis. Local craftswomen, many of them from Central America, will be selling their handmade goods including hand painted jackets, organic cotton tops and dresses, vintage re-designed clothes, jewelry, bags and accessories. Students from PACE Center for Girls of Lee County, another Zonta service partner, will also feature their pop-top jewelry. Admission is $10 and children under 16 are admitted free. For more information call Gari Lewis at 395-2403 or the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fort Myers at 561-2700. The GRACE Project fashion show will feature handmade goods including hand-painted jackets Letter Carriers Host Toy DriveLee and Charlotte county letter carriers will feel like Santa on Saturday, December 1. Residents in both counties are encouraged to place a new, unwrapped toy in or by their mail receptacle for collection by the letter carrier. This one-day toy drive to benefit the Marine Corps League Toys For Tots program yields the majority of the toys that will be shared with underprivileged children locally. In Lee County for pick up of larger items, call 699-8121. Post Office lobbies as well as Walgreens stores in Lee County will have a donation container for toys. Monetary donations can be made by credit card at http://fort-myers-fl.toysfortots.org. Checks can be mailed to Toys For Tots, P.O. Box 150393, Cape Coral, FL 33915. Please make the holidays brighter for families who are struggling to get by and donate a toy on Saturday, December 1.


THE RIVER NOVEMBER 16, 20128 Along The RiverHead down to Fort Myers Beach for the The Sunset Celebration this Friday and Saturday nights. Friday features live music from Tr oublemakerz while Big Al and the Phat Kats will jam on Saturday. The event is held from 4 to 9 p.m. both evening (weather permitting) at Times Square. For more information, call 463-5900. On Saturday, November 17 from 6 to 10:30 p.m. is the 6th annual Sundown Patrol Hangar Dance. Event owner Earl Leamer (Chief Observer at Sundown Patrol of Lee County) will host the gala at the ACI Hangar at Page Field, Fort Myers and will be lead by Master of Ceremonies Craig Wolf. The Hangar Dance supports the Sundown Patrol of Lee County. There will be a 16-piece band, catered food, a performance by the Calendar Girls and Rowdy Rhythms, complementary beer and wine and a silent auction. The 6th annual Sundown Patrol Hangar Dance is at Page Field, 325 Danley Drive, Fort Myers. Call 239-481-2801 or go to www.SundownPatrol.org. On Sunday, November 18, Lee County Alliance for the Arts is hosting a Bluegrass concert presented by the Acoustic Music Society of Southwest Florida. The show runs from 2 to 5 p.m. Doors open at 1:15 p.m The concert features the Naples-based Bean Pickers, Myakka River Bluegrass and Pain In The Grass. Seating is open and first come, first serve. Tickets are $7 at the door or $5 for Alliance members. Children 12 and under are free if accompanied by an adult. Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers near the Colonial intersection. Call 939-2787 or go to www.artinlee.org. On Tuesday, November 20, Vinos Picasso offers two great sessions for experienced adult painters and would-be painters. Paint on your own at the Open Studio Session Tuesday through Thursday from 2:30 to 6 p.m. Price is $20 per person. The evening class is entitled Dreamcatcher and runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required and the session (like the adult sessions) may be cancelled if the minimum number of three registrants is not met. Vinos Picasso has sessions for adults and children alike. It is not an art school and does not pretend to be. Most sessions are for adults to meet and drive their artistic expression with a great drink and good friends. Ninety percent of its clients have never painted before, so be not afraid! Adult groups are supplied with the paint (acrylic), palette, brushes, canvas, apron and even corkscrews for opening wine bottles. The friendly staff will set up and clean up too. Participants only need to worry about bringing their own wine/beer or buying something unique from Vinos Picassos bar and leaving with a new masterpiece! There is no instruction during this time and Lee County regulations do not allow for B.Y.O.B. during childrens sessions. Vinos Picasso is located at 15250 South Tamiami Trail, #109, Fort Myers. Call 288-6953 or go to www.vinospicasso.com for a calendar of events. Every Wednesday season, Captiva Cruises offers boat cruises and tours from Captiva Island to the historic Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers. The boat depart at 10 a.m. and cruise time aboard Santiva is approximately one hour and 40 minutes. During the excursion along the shorelines of Captiva and Sanibel and up the Caloosahatchee, guests will learn about the exciting history of the areas vital ecosystem. Upon arrival in Fort Myers, enjoy lunch at the private Royal Palm Yacht Club followed by a guided tour of the Edison & Ford Winter Estates. Participants will return to Captiva aboard the Santiva. While relaxing on the boat, hear about Captivas rich history, including the famous fishing camps popular in the early 1900s. The roster of fascinating characters that frequenting the camps included J.N. Ding Darling, President Theodore Roosevelt and John Roach, the man who purchased Useppa Island for the Izaak Walton Club for tarpon fishing. Other notable locations include Punta Rassa, an important cattle town from which Florida bovines were shipped and traded with Cuba in the 1800s. Captiva Cruises also offers dolphin watch and wildlife cruises that make for memorable family adventures. The tour company reports seeing dolphins on approximately 95 percent of their cruises. Its difficult to imagine anything more spectacular than watching dolphins playfully jumping in the wake of the boat while pelicans gracefully skim the water for fish! The trip runs from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and is narrated by volunteers from the SanibelCaptiva Conservation Foundation. Captiva Cruises is located at McCarthys Marine, 11401 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva Island. For reservations, call 472-5300 or go to www.captivacruises.com. 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9 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 16, 2012 Sunshine Grille Thanksgiving Special MenuThursday, November 22, 2012 Served Noon-8PM regular menu served all day $19.99 WOOD FIRED STEAKS & SEAFOOD Heights Foundation Seeks Donors For Thanksgiving Food Basket OutreachThe Heights Foundation is seeking organizations and individuals to participate in the Bountiful Blessings Thanksgiving Food Basket outreach. Since 1999, the program has helped families in the Harlem Heights neighborhood make a traditional Thanksgiving meal to share with their families. In 2011, partner agencies, businesses, philanthropic organizations and more than 100 volunteers provided turkey dinners with all of the fixings to 250 families. This year, the foundation hopes to assist nearly 400 families. The Heights Foundation works to build strong, self-sufficient families in the Harlem Heights neighborhood. We can only do this because of the generous support of our neighbors who contribute their time and money to support our mission. said Julie Workman, director of programs and community relations for the Heights Foundation. Donations of food or Publix gift cards will help families in our community. Volunteers are also needed for our donation drop off day and outreach event. Donations can be dropped off on Thursday afternoon, November 16. The outreach event will be held on Sunday, November 18. Organizations and individuals interested in participating can contact Julie Workman at 482-7706 or Julie@heightsfoundation.org. All donations are tax deductible. Monetary donations can be made online at www.heightsfoundation.org/bountifulblessings. The Heights Foundation volunteers hand out Thanksgiving goodies The Heights Foundation Thanksgiving Outreach will assist nearly 400 families To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732 Fishing Derby PostponedOriginally scheduled for November 17, the second annual Ding Darling Kids Fishing Derby on the Sanibel Causeway has been postponed due to high levels of red tide. Stay tuned for future bulletins rescheduling the free event. Visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org or call 472-1100 ext. 236 for updates. The event is made possible by support from the Ding Darling Wildlife SocietyFriends of the Refuge, Sanibel Island Fishing Club, and Lee County Parks & Recreation.


THE RIVER NOVEMBER 16, 201210 Vocal Artistry Gala And CD ReleaseVocal Artistry is proud to announce that its season of supporting local nonprofit charities through music has begun on a high note. At its gala and CD release party on October 28, more than $10,000 was raised through generous donors, guests, a silent auction and CD sales. Nearly half of the proceeds were donated to the Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center and United Way. The rest will help the volunteer singing group, which serves as an outreach of the Music Ministry at the First Baptist Church of Fort Myers, to cover shoestring concert production costs during the season as they work to raise funds and awareness for their community partners (listed below). Additionally, CD sales throughout the entire season will continue to benefit the United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades. Vocal Artistry Community Partners, 2012-2013 Season After The Rain of Southwest Florida, Inc. provides housing for women recovering from substance abuse, homelessness and domestic violence. It also accesses supportive services for residents to become employed, self-sufficient and capable of rebuilding family relationships. The main goals are to develop healthy character and success in all areas of life. The Harry Chapin Food Bank seeks to overcome hunger in Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee counties through education and by working in a cooperative effort with affiliated agencies in the procurement and distribution of food, equitably and without discrimination. Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is the leading global organization focused on Type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Driven by passionate, grassroots volunteers connected to children, adolescents, and adults with this disease, JDRF is the largest charitable support of T1D research. PACE Center for Girls of Lee County is the only non-residential, gender specific program for at-risk girls in the county. PACE Center for Girls, Inc. is a nationally recognized juvenile delinquency prevention and intervention program for teenage girls facing challenges such as physical, sexual and emotional abuse, foster care, academic failure and delinquency. Southwest Florida Addiction Services, Inc. (SWFAS) is the largest comprehensive substance abuse treatment program in Southwest Florida, providing effective and affordable care to individuals and families impacted by addiction and other problem behaviors. As a recognized not-for-profit organization, they deliver treatment and prevention services at all levels of intensity for both youngsters and adults. United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades Counties is a volunteer organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for all people in our community. This is accomplished through fundraising, fund distribution, community building, volunteer advancement, and information and referral. Vocal Artistry is an outreach of the Music Ministry at the First Baptist Church of Fort Myers. It is a select 22-voice choir dedicated to performing choral music of the highest quality, strengthening our community and voicing the needs of others. More than music, their performances inspire, entertain, enliven and engage our minds, souls and spirits through the power of music. Artistic director Joseph Caulkins founded Vocal Artistry in 2010, and he also serves as Director of Music Ministries for the First Baptist Church of Fort Myers. For more information, visit www.VocalArtistry.org. Michelle Caulkins, Cliff Smith, Joseph Caulkins, Devon Morreale and Jim Griffith photos by Kristen Troyer Photography T. Wayne and Mavis Miller with Michelle and Joseph Caulkins Phylllis Daugherty, Deborah ONeal, Jaime Knaub, David Norris and John Daugherty David Norris, Leoma Lovegrove and Jason Thomashevsky photo credit Kristen Troyer Photography Maestro Joe and his coat of many colors, designed by artist Leoma Lovegrove photo credit Kristen Troyer Photography Artist Leoma Lovegrove signed copies of Vocal Artistrys new CD for fans at the gala photo credit Kristen Troyer Photography


11 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 16, 2012 Empty Bowls Project Coming SoonThose attending the 5th annual Empty Bowls project at the Alliance for the Arts on Saturday, December 1 will be able to select a handmade ceramic bowl created and donated by Lee County students. The popular event, which will feature 700 bowls, will be held between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Admission is a $10 donation to the Harry Chapin Food Bank. This donation entitles the individual to select a bowl and receive a variety of soup selections from local restaurants. Not only would the selected bowl be a useful item in the home, but the purchase of an additional bowl would also make a great gift. In addition, those attending will be able to participate in a silent auction of special bowls provided by artisans. Panera Bread is the presenting sponsor. Lehigh Senior High School art teacher Suzie Somogyi is serving again this year as the chair for the Empty Bowls committee. Students at the following Lee County schools are busy making the bowls: James Stephens International Academy, Paul Lawrence Dunbar Middle School, North Fort Myers Academy for the Arts, Lehigh Acres Middle School, Trafalgar Middle School, Edison Park Elementary School, Lehigh Senior High School, Hispanic Honor Society volunteers, Mariner High School, Orange River Elementary School, Franklin Park Elementary School, student volunteers of Jennifer Hambling, Alva Middle School, Cypress Lake High School, The Sanibel School, San Carlos Park Elementary School, and The Canterbury School. Ten local restaurants to date will be providing soups and Panera Bread Caf will offer bread to accompany the soups. Early commitments include: Jasons Deli, Vegetarian Vegetable; University Grill, Pasta Fagioli; Prawnnbroker, Manhattan Clam Chowder; Panera Bread, Broccoli Cheddar; Oasis, Chicken Noodle; LaMottas, Minestrone; Mels Diner, Turkey Noodle; Christofs on McGregor, Acorn Squash; McGregor Caf, TBD; and Sweet Tomatoes, Chicken Pot Pie. Celebrities will again be serving up the soup. To date, celebrity servers are Fort Myers Mayor Randy Henderson; Lee County Commissioners John Manning and Tammy Hall; Lee County School District board members Mary Fischer, Tom Scott and Don Armstrong; Lee County School District board superintendent Joseph Burke; Lydia Black, Alliance for the Arts; Doug MacGregor, cartoonist, writer and illustrator; Lois Thome, WINKTV; Shelley Allman, Walmart; Robert Van Winkle, NBC-2; Francesca Donlan, the Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel VCB; and Stephanie Davis, Downtown Diva. Attendees will be entertained with performances by Varsity Lakes Middle School Step Team, Trafalgar Elementary Recorder Group, Lehigh Senior High School Dancers, Paul Lawrence Dunbar Jazz Band, Oak Hammock Middle School Dance Team, and Fort Myers Middle Academy Guitars/sm. Group. Pottery demonstrations throughout the day will be provided by Chas Bean and Theresa West-Taylor. Art teacher John Hartom initiated the Empty Bowls project in 1990-91 when he joined a drive to raise charitable funds in his Michigan community. Hartoms idea was to organize a charitable event to give artists and art students a way to make a personal difference. Hartoms students made ceramic bowls in their high school art classes. The finished products were then used as individual serving pieces for a fund-raising meal of soup and bread. Contributing guests kept the empty bowl as a symbol of the need to feed the hungry. The Harry Chapin Food Bank solicits, collects and stores quality food for distribution to families in need through a network of 160 nonprofit agencies in Lee, Collier, Hendry, Charlotte and Glades counties that provide food to more than 30,000 people monthly. Over one million pounds of food are distributed by the Harry Chapin Food Bank monthly. For more information about or to contribute financially to the Harry Chapin Food Bank, contact 334-7007 or go to www.harrychapinfoodbank.org. This is a sampling of bowls made for the 2012 Empty Bowls project in Fort Myers Mariner Class Of 2002 Raises Funds For Fellow Graduates At ReunionThe Mariner High School class of 2002 did more than reminisce at their 10-year reunion, which took place recently at Rumrunners in Cape Coral. The classmates also gathered in support of two of their fellow graduates who are fighting cancer; Derek Tabor and Jennifer Harley. Organizers sold orange ribbons for a donation at the reunion, which raised $645. Tabor was diagnosed with Ewings sarcoma in September 2011, a rare bone cancer that affects mostly males between the ages of eight and 15. He is currently receiving treatment at Longstreet Cancer Clinic in Gainesville, Georgia. Harley was diagnosed with cervical cancer in September 2011. She is currently receiving treatment at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. Tabor and Harley are now battling a reccurrence of cancer after long treatments and costly medical bills. Online donations and words of encouragement for Tabor and Harley will be accepted for those who couldnt make the event at http://www.derektabor. com/ and www.caringbridge.org/visit/jenharley respectively. Elaina LeGros, Chrysten Burzio, Rachel Toomey, Bridget Zalesak and Katie Fritche Tammi Russell and Becca Rodriguez Derek Tabor and Jennifer Harley at graduation in 2002 Bridget Zalesak, Melissa Bryant and Lacey Herring


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 13THE RIVER NOVEMBER 16, 201212


13 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 16, 2012 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. Food Bank In Need Of Turkeys For ThanksgivingThanksgiving 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 3,000 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 www.harrychapinfoodbank.org and look for the Turkey Team link. 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, at 3760 Fowler Street in Fort Myers, or at 2221 Corporation Blvd. in Naples; checks can be mailed to the same addresses and you can also make a secure donation online at www.harrychapinfoodbank.org. Time is of the essence as Thanksgiving doesnt wait the annual turkey day is approaching very rapidly. The Harry Chapin Food Bank solicits, collects and stores quality food for distribution to families in need through a network of 160 nonprofit agencies in Lee, Collier, Hendry, Charlotte and Glades counties that provide food to more than 30,000 people monthly. Over 1 million pounds of food are distributed by the Harry Chapin Food Bank monthly. For every dollar donated, about $6 in food value goes back to the community. In the past fiscal year, the Harry Chapin Food Bank distributed more than 15 million pounds of food and other grocery items valued at more than $24.9 million. This is roughly the equivalent of 12.5 million meals to people in need. For additional information about or to contribute financially to the Harry Chapin Food Bank, contact 334-7007 or go to www.harrychapinfoodbank.org. RICHARD (DICK) DUBBERichard (Dick) Dubbe, 83, passed peacefully from this world on November 6 in Fort Myers, Florida, surrounded by his family. He was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on January 9, 1929 to Albert and Frieda Dubbe. He graduated from Roosevelt High School and attended the University of Minnesota, receiving a bachelors degree in electrical engineering in 1953. Richard met his life-long bride, Wanda Mae Dubbe, in Minneapolis, and they married in Wandas home town of Sacred Heart, Minnesota in 1950. They raised their family in Minnesota and California, before retiring to Sanibel Island, and then Shell Point Retirement Community, in Florida. For his career, Richards love of audio and video recording technology led to research and management positions at 3M Company, where he obtained numerous patents and awards, developed numerous products, and pioneered the development of todays digital audio and video technology. In retirement, he served many years on the board of directors of the Lee County Electrical Cooperative. Boating was another long-standing love of Richard and his family, and many adventures were had exploring lakes, rivers and seas throughout the U.S. His curiosity about everything and his ability to fix anything made for great stories, and his optimism and warm smile made for many friends and good times. Throughout his life, Richard contributed his diverse talents to his church, his communities and the people around him. He was an inspiration and blessing to those whose lives he touched. Richard is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Wanda; four grateful children, Dean, Jane, John and Kent, and eight admiring grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, November 23, at Sanibel Congregational Church located at 2050 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel Island. Please join his family in celebrating the life of Richard. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hope Hospice at Shell Point, c/o Legacy Foundation, 15010 Shell Point Boulevard, Fort Myers, FL 33908. Arrangements have been entrusted to National Cremation & Burial Society North Fort Myers. OBITUARY Hollywood Hairstylists Widow Keeps His Salon Goingby Jeff LysiakJoe Micales hairstyling clients included the likes of entertainment icons Marilyn Monroe, Clint Eastwood, Barbra Streisand and Mickey Rooney. But they also included his neighbors from Fort Myers, Sanibel and throughout Southwest Florida. And no matter what their names, he treated everyone like they were a star. The man who was always smiling, always joking, always sharing a story many of which are included in his self-published book, Confessions Of A Hollywood Hairstylist Micale, better known as Little Joe, died following a motorcycle accident nearly a year ago, on November 26, 2011. Facing an uncertain future without her spouse, Ginny Micale pondered for months how to go on, and what to do with their business, Beverly Hills Hair Design. I kept thinking, What would he want me to do? said Micale. I was looking for a sign that would tell me to keep on going. Then one day, it happened. While driving in South Fort Myers one afternoon, she came upon the intersection McGregor Boulevard and Pine Ridge Road where Joes life came to an end. The traffic light turned red, and she stopped. At that same moment, she said she received a message on the radio. Glenn Millers In The Mood started to play it was our favorite song, said Ginny, smiling. I knew that it was the sign I was looking for, so I went ahead and made the move. Moving from their previous location in the Kingston Square Shopping Center, continued on page 27 Ginny Micale holds a photograph of herself and her late husband Little Joe as well as his book, Confessions Of A Hollywood Hairstylist


THE RIVER NOVEMBER 16, 201214 by Capt. Matt MitchellCold and windy conditions most of the week kept all but the most diehard anglers off the water. With another strong cold front blowing through, I ended up cancelling several trips midweek and only made it out a few days. Action was good, with high numbers of fish caught. Despite the less than perfect weather, it was not a problem to keep a rod bent with a great mixed bag of fish. With all of the recent red tide reports, I keep expecting to see dead fish all over the sound. But so far, so good with only a few long dead mullet washing in from the gulf side. The strong prevailing east winds should help keep the red tide offshore and out of the bay. Ive yet to see any significant amounts of dead fish, even though its reported all over the local TV networks daily. This last blast of cold really pushed good numbers of sheepshead into the sound. Docks, bridges and basically any structure whether it be deeper mangrove shorelines, rocky shorelines or downed trees around the passes all held good numbers of sheepshead. Go with small sharp hooks, light leader and the least amount of weight you can use to keep a fresh shrimp chunk close to the bottom. A sheepshead bite is a little different than other fish and being patient enough to wait through the little nibbles until the line comes tight is the key to hooking these small-mouthed fish. Sheepshead make a great target species for shorebound anglers and pier fisherman as they are found in big numbers around dock and bridge pilings all winter long. One old trick to get them chummed up and feeding is to scrape barnacles off the pilings with a flat shovel. Regulations for sheepshead are 12-inch minimum and 15 per person per day. This high limit on sheepshead makes this tasty crustaceaneating fish a favorite for anglers looking to take home a fresh fish dinner. Trout fishing remained strong this week, with limits caught throughout the sound. Finding clear water was the main factor to getting on that consistent bite. The longtime favorite classic trout rig of a live shrimp fished under a popping cork was hard to beat, with jacks, ladyfish and Spanish mackerel being found in the same places as the trout. Jig fisherman bouncing the bottom with soft plastic shrimp imitations also got in on the fastpaced trout action. Our redfish action this week was a little more hit or miss, with the strong winds and lower tides making it hard to find the right shoreline. The low tide action in mangrove creeks mostly resulted in just under the slot-size fish. These 16to 20-inch fish are the normal winter sizes redfish we will encounter until the spring. Bouncing the bottom with a live shrimp rigged on a 1/4 oz. jig head to target slot-size redfish caught other species including snook, flounder and snapper. How quickly things change. It was just a few weeks ago I was fishing a fall pattern with shiners and pinfish being the go-to bait. With a few cold blasts, our fishing has switched over to that winter pattern and is now all about live shrimp fished close to the bottom. If conditions warm back up, things could quickly switch back over, but from now until the spring, I wont be leaving the dock without the winter staple of live shrimp.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. Dont Leave Dock Without Winter Staple Live Shrimp Send Us Your Fish TalesThe River Weekly would like to hear from anglers about their catches. Send us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of catch, species and weight, and include photographs with identification. 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15 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 16, 2012Captiva Cruises Resumes Historic Trips To Pine IslandCaptiva Cruises newest expedition in its Discover Southwest Florida History tours will focus on the fishing cultures in Pine Island Sound; a story of fascinating characters and traditions. The cruise will depart from McCarthys Marina on Captiva on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. beginning November 20, and travel to Pineland on Pine Island. Get an up close look at historic fish houses of Pine Island Sound and hear about the areas diverse fishing cultures from the indigenous Calusa, to Spanish Cuban Ranchos, to the Punta Gorda Fish Company, to the spectacular tarpon and sport fishing of today. Passengers will be greeted at The Tarpon Lodge and oriented to this family run business and its storied tradition of fishing within Pine Island Sound and Charlotte Harbor. Take in the old Florida charm of the 1926 Tarpon Lodge, where lunch will be served overlooking Pine Island Sound and mangrove islands. After lunch, take a walk to The Randell Research Center (RRC). The RRC, a program of the Florida Museum of Natural History, aims to establish and maintain, at the internationally significant Pineland archeological and historical site, a permanent facility dedicated to learning and teaching the archeology, history and ecology of Southwest Florida. An RRC educator will guide the group on The Calusa Heritage Trail to one of the pre-Columbian mounds of the ancient Calusa while elaborating on this unique fishing culture. Captiva Cruises also offers cruises to Cabbage Key, Useppa Island, Boca Grande, The Edison & Ford Winter Estates, beach and shelling excursions to Cayo Costa State Park, sailing adventures, sunset cruises, and dolphin watch and wildlife adventures with The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation. These are excellent opportunities for families and neighbors to get together and learn about the history of Southwest Florida, and spend a day out on the water. For more information and reservations call Captiva Cruises at 472-5300. Experience One Of The Best Birding Sites In Lee CountyExperience the beautiful birds of Bunche Beach with a bird patrol guide on Saturday, December 15 from 8 to 10 a.m. Participants will meet on the beach located in South Fort Myers, off Summerlin Road. Drive south of John Morris Road until it deadends. Bunche Beach is excellent for both migrant and resident waders and shorebirds working the mudflats at low tide due to the diversity of micro-invertebrates. Also, the spot is a great place to see waterfowl, raptors and warblers. This event is free with parking fee of $1 per hour (tour is approximately 2 hours). Restrooms are available in the building at the first parking lot. For more information, call 7073015. This birding tour is provided in cooperation with Lee County Parks and Recreation. Santiva Piping plover photo by Meg Rousher Take the Finest Boater Education & Safety Course Available!Boating is fun... Well show you how! All Types of Boats Bonus Navigation Supplement Coast Guard Approved Prepares for State Licensing Reduces Boat Insurance PremiumsGreat for novices or as a refresher Classes on Saturdays @9:00am Sessions on 12/1, 1/19, 2/9 or 3/23 Sanibel Public Library 770 Dunlop Road Online registration at http://bit.ly/SIvY0o Information on all our courses at http://bit.ly/TG3N32 Contact: Jack Purse @ 239-233-7380 with questions


THE RIVER NOVEMBER 16, 201216 Caloosahatchee Oxbow And Riverlore Cruises ReturnJoin SCCF for a riverboat adventure on the Oxbow and Riverlore Cruise to experience the historical Caloosahatchee on November 30, the Friday after Thanksgiving. This guided monthly cruise explores the meanders of the historic upriver Caloosahatchee. Follow the river back to a time when a waterfall served as the headwaters of the Caloosahatchee and settlers braved living amongst the wilderness. The 2.5 hour adventure begins by locking through the W.P. Franklin Lock in Olga. Heading east toward Alva, enter the historic bends of the river and revisit the activities of the pioneers who traveled the same river to find paradise. Stories of the settlements and their adventures are blended with an understanding of the rivers oxbows, the wild creatures that call it home and the challenges the river faces. The tour is guided by Rae Ann Wessel, a river researcher, long-time river advocate, historian and SCCF (Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation) Natural Resource Policy Director. The vessel is the stable and spacious 47-passenger Manatee Rover pontoon boat that features daily Manatee tours. All seats have a great view for photographs and bird watching. Cruises depart at 1 p.m. from the W.P. Franklin Lock & Dam off SR 80 in Olga. Cruise dates in 2012 are: Friday, November 23; Sunday December 9; and the following Sundays in 2013: January 27, February 10, March 10, April 14, and Mothers Day, May 12. Cruises depart at 1 p.m. and return by 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 per person, with payment due at time of reservation. Also needed are the names of all passengers at the time of reservation. Call SCCF at 472-2329 and note that reservations must be made by Tuesday, November 27 for the November 30 cruise. Space is limited. Telegraph Creek 239.8 41.4540 2 3 9 5 4 0 Connie Wa l ters REALTOR www.sanibelcaptivaproperties.com20+ Years in Real Estate Sales! 1149 Periwinkle Way 1 1 4 L 33957 9 5 7 Stunningly appointed o i n te te d Quiet Neighborhood Call Connie for Your Private Showing Ca Cal all ll wi win ing ng 239 84 4 1 1 4540 9 4 0 REALTOR SANIBEL S A N CAPTIVA C A VA properties.com p ro ro m CMCS Festival Of The Islands Regatta ResultsThe Caloosahatchee Marching and Chowder Society (CMCS) sponsored its annual Festival of the Islands Regatta on November 3 in the Gulf of Mexico off of Fort Myers Beach. The weather was nearly perfect for a regatta with sunny skies, pleasant temperatures, easterly breezes off the beach and calm seas. Thirteen boats participated in four divisions. There were a total of three races. Results: Multi-hull Division: First place Triumph (Erik Soronen) Spinnaker Division: First place Macushla (Joel Andrews); Second place Full Tilt (Eric Milbrandt) Non-Spinnaker Division: First place Air Supply (Steve Romaine); Second place Nurdle (John Churchill); Third place After You (Gary Blessing) True Cruising Division: First place Vixen (Brock Johnson); Second place Jolly Mon (David Naumann); Third place Barefeet (Bill Misenheimer) The CMCS racing program is open to both members and non-members. For more information on its sailboat racing program, visit www.cmcs-sail.org. Myers, Brettholtz & Company Cleans Beach At New Pass BridgeOn October 27, also known as Make A Difference Day, employees of Myers, Brettholtz & Company, PA, volunteered their time cleaning the beach at New Pass Bridge on Estero Boulevard, just south of the dog beach and Lovers Key. From 9 a.m. to noon, the firm collected 100 pounds of garbage covering the north, south, east and west corners of New Pass Bridge, including the dog beach and surrounding mangroves where accessible. For more information, visit www.mbcopa.com or call 939-5775. Members of the Myers, Brettholtz & Company crew during Make A Difference Day Volunteers on Make A Difference Day collected 100 pounds of refuse near the beach at New Pass Bridge and Lovers KeyShare your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email press@riverweekly.com


17 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 16, 2012 Beach Yacht Club MeetingThe monthly meeting of the Fort Myers Beach Yacht Club will be held Wednesday, November 28 at the American Legion Post 274 on San Carlos Island, 899 Buttonwood Drive. Dinner will be catered and is available for $14 per person. Social hour begins at 6 p.m., dinner is at 7, and the membership meeting is from 8 to 9 p.m. Potential new members wishing to attend any or all portions of the meeting are invited to call Commodore Pete Oiderma for required reservations and additional information at 463-6240. The Fort Myers Beach Yacht Club was formed in 1953 and incorporated as a not for profit organization for the purpose of promoting safe, enjoyable boating and good fellowship. This community oriented club, with over 140 members and 60 boats, maintains an active schedule of year-round activities, both on and off the water, for members and guests. Evening meetings are held once a month, usually on the fourth Wednesday. Because the club does not have the expense of maintaining its own waterfront facility, dues are only $100 per year per couple or $60 per single. Visit the website at www.FMBYachtClub.org. 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. CROW Case Of The Week: Great Blue Heronby Patricia MolloyOn Wednesday, November 7, Shell Point Retirement Community coworkers Shane Waruszewski and Linda Keller were asked to check on a great blue heron located on the propertys golf course. Standing three to four feet tall with a wingspan of nearly six feet, these majestic birds (Ardea herodias) are North Americas largest heron. When Waruszewski and Keller arrived at the scene, the avian was lying down. They immediately called CROW for advice. Thats when Gareth Johnson, patient admissions and first responder, sprung into action. According to Waruszewski, We were told two days prior the bird was not walking around properly. I had a helper, Linda, who had done rescues in the past. When we approached it, the heron jumped a bit and became more active. We didnt want to pick it up, so I took the shirt off my back and threw it over its eyes. The bird calmed down immediately. Once the sick bird was calm, the problem of transporting the large avian arose. Linda held it while I drove her golf cart to Eagles Preserve Island on the property to obtain a clean garbage can. Waruszewski returned and wrapped the bird in a towel which he used as a gurney to safely lift the bird into the makeshift carrier. Its legs appeared to be injured, so he placed the bird in headfirst. We felt this would allow the bird to stretch its legs if it wanted. The two drove the heron to the security station to meet Johnson and the CROW van. I was very impressed at how fast [he] got there, stated Waruszewski. Johnson quickly returned to the wildlife clinic, as the bird slipped in and out of consciousness. It was admitted to ICU where the wildlife specialists found the patient to be nonresponsive, dehydrated and cold to the touch, which indicated that it had been ill for some time. The staff kept the heron warm while a manual palpitation was performed that indicated a past fracture to the birds femur which had healed improperly. Pain medications were administered alleviate the patients discomfort. Additionally, the heron was found to be suffering from Brevetoxicosis caused by red tide inhalation. While red tide causes little more than respiratory and eye discomfort for most humans, it has a more serious effect on marine wildlife. The great blue heron will continue to receive intensive care including daily tube feedings and the administration of Lactulose to stimulate the liver into filtering out the toxins. To support the health of our wildlife, go to CROWs website and make a donation to a specific patient or species. 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 PO Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit: www.crowclinic.org. This great blue heron (patient #3159) was admitted to CROW from Shell Point in Fort Myers photo courtesy of Shane Waruszewski


THE RIVER NOVEMBER 16, 201218 Plant SmartFlamegoldby Gerri ReavesFlamegold (Koelreuteria elegans) is a non-native flowering tree known for its profuse showy yellow flowers and unusual seed capsules. Several species of Koelreuteria are found in Florida. Two species, K. elegans a native of Taiwan and Fiji and K. paniculata a native of China and Korea are considered invasive in Floridas southern region. The two can be distinguished by the fact that K. is evergreen. Panicles of five-petaled flowers appear above the foliage. The shower of falling petals gives the tree another common name, golden rain tree. The papery three-sided capsules resemble two-inch-long Chinese lanterns. The pinkish pods can remain on the tree for months, eventually turning tan. In fact, blooms and pods often appear simultaneously. The little lanterns, which contain three spherical black seeds, can be used in dried long-lasting flower arrangements. The bipinnate compound leaves can be over a foot long and comprised of pointed coarsely toothed leaflets. This fast-growing tree can reach up to 50 feet high. The seeds germinate very quickly, and it is theorized that birds eat and spread the seeds. Drought and disease tolerance, as well as pest resistance, helps it persist. There is no known chemical control to eliminate it, so removing it can be difficult. Sources: Flowering Trees for Central and South Florida Gardens by Maxine Fortune Schuetz, Flowering Trees of Florida by Mark K. Stebbins, and ifas.ufl. edu. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. Flamegolds panicles of showy yellow flowers wave atop the foliage Pinkish seed pods resemble papery Chinese lanterns photos by Gerri Reaves Caring For Your PlantsPlants For Shadeby Justen DobbsSome large, older landscapes in Southwest Florida have a lot of large shade trees. These trees can be pine, oak, jacaranda, cypress, or royal poinciana. While this creates a beautiful, lush atmosphere by holding in moisture and keeping the ambient temperature higher during frosts, it may pose a problem with the plants growing below the canopy. Most plants, including Florida natives, prefer filtered sun or full sun. So, how do you properly landscape a yard that is almost completely shade? There are many different plants that actually prefer heavy shade and can grow normally under those conditions. Notice, I said grow normally, because you can actually grow any plant you want in heavy shade, but it doesnt mean it is going to thrive and live long-term. Plants that require sun but are planted in shade can become stretched, a term used to describe the abnormal lengthening of the stems, leaves, or fronds upwards toward the sun. These plants are not used to growing in undergrowth so they shoot up abnormally fast in order to try to reach for more sunlight. This can cause weak, sickly stems and leaves and is bad for the plant in the long-term. Think about a palm seed that falls from a towering palm in the Amazon rainforest. The seed can germinate due to the warmth and humidity, but then has to live in nearly 90 percent shade because of the canopy up above. So, the seedling will grow up to three times as fast in order to reach more sunlight above. Once the palm breaks through the canopy above, its trunk growth slows way down and the stem will begin to harden off. With regard to Southwest Florida yards that have heavy shade, there are some plants that you will want to put at the top of your list. These plants include: 1. Ferns just make sure they have plenty of water 2. Bromeliads focus on variegated (striped) varieties since many colored ones can fade in heavy shade while variegation will not. 3. Variegated Flax Lily will grow in any light conditions and is low-maintenance 4. Cat Palms stay under seven feet tall and prefer shade 5. Cordylines; Ti plants may lose some color, but do fine in shady conditions 6. Seville Sod this is a hybrid strain of grass that is engineered to live in shady conditions without thinning out like typical Floritam. You should water and fertilize shade plants the same as you do any other plant. Just because your shady plants are nice and green year-round doesnt mean they dont need fertilizer. Also make sure that they are not planted too close together so that each plant can receive some airflow. Lack of airflow can lead to pest problems such as sooty mold. Dobbs is a landscape architect in south Florida specializing in custom, upscale landscapes. He can be reached at seabreezenurseries@gmail.com. Ferns thrive in shade and Ti plants come in many colors BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island


19 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 16, 2012Alliance For The Arts Upcoming Events & ExhibitsEnjoy the Alliance for the Arts GreenMarket, featuring locally grown, caught, cultivated and created goods and goodies, every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Find a selection of local produce and products, including bread, honey, soap and more. Relax and enjoy live music, kids activities and even gardening and cooking workshops. Also, join a free outdoor yoga session every Saturday beginning at 9:30 a.m. Additional upcoming events at the Alliance includes: Art Council Of SWFL Winners Circle Biennial Exhibit, held November 16 through December 27. An opening reception will take place on December 7 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. A Walk and Talk with Jan-Ellen Atkielski is planned for December 8 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. The Member Gallery will feature Barbara Valentine. Gulf Coast Shakespeare Festival, held on Saturday, November 17 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Laboratory Theater of Florida presents Shakespearean plays, workshops, short pieces, Renaissance combat and games for kids. Free admission. Bluegrass Concert In The Foulds Theatre, held on Sunday, November 18, 2 to 5 p.m. Featuring the Naples-based Bean Pickers, Myakka River Bluegrass and Pain in the Grass. Tickets are $7 at the door or $5 for Alliance members. Presented by the Acoustic Music Society of Southwest Florida. Seating is open and first come, first serve. Children 12 and under are free if accompanied by an adult. Doors open at 1:15 p.m.. Theatre Conspiracy Presents The Nerd by Larry Shue, staged November 30 and December 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14 and 15 at 8 p.m. A matinee is offered on December 9 at 2 p.m. One of the funniest plays ever written, this extraordinarily inventive, side-splitting comedy centers on the hilarious dilemma of a young architect who is visited by a man hes never met, but who saved his life in Vietnam. Individual tickets are $20. Discounts are available for Alliance members, season ticket holders and groups. Call 936-3239 or visit Theatre Conspiracys website to purchase tickets or for more information. Empty Bowls Benefit For The Harry Chapin Food Bank held on Saturday, December 1 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come out and enjoy great soups served up by 10 local chefs in handmade bowls created by area students, all while being entertained by performances from the amphitheater stage, all to benefit the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida. There will also be a pottery demonstrations and silent auction. Bowls are $10 each. Palmgrass Bluegrass Festival will take place on Saturday, December 8 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Pre-sale tickets are $15; at the gate, tickets are $20; children 12 and under are free. The Acoustic Music Society of SWFL presents a day of bluegrass under the warm Florida sun. Six regional Florida bluegrass bands, including headliner Newtown from Lexington, Kentucky, will perform bluegrass, newgrass and old-time country. Finger pickin good music for the whole family. Visit www.palmgrass.org for more information. Alliance Gift Shop Explosion will be held on Saturday, December 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Support local artists during the holiday season. Peruse an expanded selection of handcrafted items by artists normally found in our gift shop. Alliance members receive 10 percent off and all purchases enter you into a raffle to win Bruce T. Gora Sunday Concert Series tickets. Wild Winter Arts Camp 2012, open to grades K to 12, will run December 26 through 28 and January 2 through 4. Cost is $110 for three-day session. Fill Your Stockings With The Arts: Open to students in grades K to 12, these three-day camps are all about acting, dancing, singing and even the visual arts. Each week culminates with a performance for friends and family as well as a student art show. Campers will have a true sense of ownership and pride in their work, resulting in increased confidence continued on page 24 GreenMarket at the Alliance Shakespeare Festival flyer Art Council exhibit Lavender Time by Heinz Jellner Art Council exhibit Greece Donkey by Pauline Healey Food line at Empty Bowls Empty Bowls event in 2011 Yoga at the Alliance GreenMarket Kids at the Alliance winter camp Bugtussle Ramblers Bean Pickers Joanna Whites Mindless Dribble Alliance winter camp kids perform Captain Joe & the Bottom Feeders Larry Wilson and Thunder Mountain Railroad


THE RIVER NOVEMBER 16, 201220 Holiday Classic Comes To Life On The Broadway Palm StageBroadway Palm presents a musical adaptation of the holiday classic Miracle on 34th Street, playing November 22 through December 25. This dazzling musical is filled with humor, spectacle, beloved songs and is joyful entertainment for the entire family. Miracle on 34th Street, based on the 1947 Academy Award winning classic film, tells the heartwarming story about Kris Kringle, a white-bearded man who claims to be the real Santa Claus. Kris Kringle is hired as a Macys holiday Santa where he completely enchants children and shoppers. Insistent that he truly is Santa Claus, Kringle is faced with discouraging skepticism from children, their parents and Macys executives. Determined to prove himself, he manages to rekindle the miracles and enchantment of the Christmas season and make believers of them all. Join Broadway Palm as they celebrate the spirit of the season with Miracle on 34th Street, playing November 22 through December 25. Performances are Tuesday through Sunday with selected matinees. Be sure to check out the all-new, upscale dinner theatre experience on Saturday nights. Ticket prices range from $35 to $55 with discounts available for children and groups of 20 or more. Tickets are now on sale and can be reserved by calling 278-4422, by visiting www. BroadwayPalm.com or by stopping by the box office at 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. The cast of Miracle On 34th Street at the Broadway Palm Music Is All About The Roses At Barbara B. MannYou will definitely want to be at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall as Leif Bjaland leads the Southwest Florida Symphony in the opening concert of the 2012-13 season. This Saturday, November 17 at 8 p.m., join the symphony for a colorful program of music all about the rose Roses from the South, Rosamunde and Der Rosenkavalier Suite. Then, the symphony switches into holiday mode with the Holiday Pops, New Years Eve Gala Down by the Riverside and special holiday treats. Masterworks 1 Saturday, November 17 at 8 p.m. Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall Leif Bjaland, Conductor Featuring pianist Priscila Navarro and The Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida The Symphonys 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. Navarro, featured soloist for the Chopin, is a 17-year-old sophomore at Florida Gulf Coast University, studying under the guidance of Dr. Michael Baron. She has won both local and international competitions. Her latest awards include first place at the Chopin International Competition of Texas, and first place in the Chopin International Competition of South America. She has been presented in important halls around the country and world, and will be presenting her debut at Carnegie Hall next spring. She is the winner of the 2012 Jillian Prescott Music Awards Competition. The Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida is an 80-plus member auditioned community chorus which will be joined by the Ave Maria Chamber Choir, a 30-member student choir from Ave Maria University. Both choruses are under the artistic direction of Timothy McDonnell, DMA and perform often with the Southwest Florida Symphony. They will join the symphony for selections from Schuberts Rosamunde. The Southwest Florida Symphonys Masterworks Series is sponsored by Uhler & Vertich Financial Planners and Fifth Third Bank. The performance by the Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida is sponsored by Don Fjellin. A free pre-concert lecture starts at 7 p.m. in the hall. Enjoy coffee and pastries, then stay for the dress rehearsal on Saturday, November 17 at 9:15 a.m. at the Barbara B. Mann PAH. Cost is $15. Call 418-1500 or visit www.swflso.org to order tickets. Season subscriptions are now on sale. If you have purchased a single ticket for the opening concert, take your seat for a test drive, then call the Symphony Box Office to apply your single ticket purchase to a full series subscription. Holiday Pops Saturday, December 22 at 8 p.m. Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall Jim Stephenson, Guest Conductor Sara DellOmo, Vocalist (This program will also be performed on Friday, December 21 at 7:30 p.m. at The Village Church at Shell Point) Bring the entire family as the Southwest Florida Symphony rings the Christmas holiday with the orchestras annual Holiday Pops Concert. Celebrate the joyous music of the season with Guest Conductor Jim Stephenson in a performance of selections from The Nutcracker and other traditional holiday favorites, along with several of Stephensons own arrangements. Vocalist Sara DellOmo from the U.S. Marine Band will return as the featured soloist. She will be featured in popular holiday favorites to include Mele Kalikimaka, Hot Santa and Santa Baby as well as Stephensons touching original composition, Timeless Treasures DellOmo will be joined by vocalist Deborah Polkinghorn in When You Believe. The Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra will perform Holiday Overture, We Three Strings, Here Comes Santa and Jims wildly popular arrangement of Rudolph. Also on the program are selections from Tchaikovskys Nutcracker Suite and Holly-Jolly Sing-Along. They expect a pre-concert appearance on December 22 by Santa Claus along with pre-concert carols in the lobby performed by Chamber Ensembles from the Youth Orchestra. The Holiday Pops Concert is sponsored by the Neil Goldberg Dream Foundation. Tickets to Southwest Florida Symphony Concerts make great Holiday gifts for friends, family and co-workers. Call the Symphony Box Office at 4181500 for information about gift certificates and flex packages. Buy tickets online at www.www.swflso. org or call the Symphony Box Office at 418-1500. New Years Eve Gala Down by the Riverside featuring Dinner & Dancing Jim Stephenson, Guest Conductor Harborside Event Center 7 to 8 p.m. Appetizers and cash bar 7 to 9 p.m. Silent auction 8 to 9 p.m. Dinner 9 to 10 p.m. Concert performed by the Southwest Florida Symphony Pops 10 to 10:10 p.m. Live auction 10:10 to midnight Dancing to music by the Vince Evans Quartetcontinued on page 24 The Fort Myers Beach Art Association would like to thank its sponsors, the visitors and guests who attended the events, purchased art and raffle tickets and were so kind to the participating artists. The gala was well attended and the delicious food served by Fish House Restaurant, South Beach Grill, Sand Bar, Skyes and Truly Scrumptious was spectacular. Music by the Cypress Lake String Quartet provided the perfect backdrop for the evening. Jo List sang beautifully at our Saturday Jazz Cafe and was enjoyed by all who attended. Sponsors Fish Tale Marina & Santini Marina Plaza, Al and Kathy Durrett, and Marketing Director Georgia Reinmuth did an outstanding effort of supporting this event and the art association. We cannot begin to thank them for the time, effort and money they have devoted to Paint the Beach. We at the art association are hugely grateful to them. Contributing sponsors: Holiday Inn (FMB), Beach Pub, Silver Sands, Island Sand Paper, and national sponsors Liquitex, Guerrrilla Painter, Paper, Plein Air Magazine, Chartpak, Cheap Joes and American Frame helped to make this event possible. Our local newspapers The Sand Paper and the Beach Observer did a terrific job of helping us promote the event on the beach. Thank you to the Town of Fort Myers Beach who helped us with parking and venues. A huge thank you to Skyes Restaurant, Capt. Phil Pica, Capt. Neil Eisner, Sun Collection and Key West Comfort Inn who donated items for the lively auction done by Corky Condon, Al Durrett and Mimi Little. This first-time event was lots of fun and bidders were generous. Thank you. And lastly we thank all the artists who spent a week with us painting our beautiful town. Rain and wind and sun did not defeat them and they turned out wonderful pieces of art. Everyone is already talking of next year so plan to be a part of it all. Photos of the event will be on our website soon at fortmyersbeachart.com CARD OF THANKS


21 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 16, 2012 Classical Music To Be Performed At Koreshan SiteThe melodious strains of such legendary composers as Mozart, Brahms and Beethoven will fill the Koreshan State Historic Sites Art Hall this season. Five chamber music concerts will be presented by Bella Gutshtein and Boris Sandler, artistic directors and founders of the Estero Concert Series. Performers for these concerts are all accomplished classical musicians, several of whom are currently with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra and other important musical groups around the country. The concerts also will feature a restored 1885 Steinway grand piano which was used by Koreshans in numerous concerts during their golden age. The venue honors the Koreshan Unity Settlement, which considered art and music an integral part of their lives. The Art Hall was built circa 1905. Gutshtein became interested in developing a cultural center there about seven years ago. Following reconstruction of the facility, she brought a New York architect to the hall to ensure that it would provide the proper acoustics for chamber music. The Art Hall at the Koreshan State Park is located at 3800 Corkscrew Road. Seating is limited to 80 attendees. All concerts will be held at 4 p.m. Tickets are available at $30 per person; this price includes entrance to the park. Subscriptions also will be available. Reservations may be made by calling 596-8404 or emailing rcc@rccnaples.org. The concert series events are: Saturday, November 17, 4 p.m., A Family Affair, featuring Naples Philharmonic violinist Sania Whitaker, her father on piano, and Victor Derevianko and his wife Diana Cahanescu, on cello. Sunday, December 30, 3 p.m. Voices of Russia. This fundraiser will include art and a wine and cheese preconcert reception at 3 p.m. Table seating will be limited to 60 people. Featured song artist will be Roza Bulat and musicians from the Philharmonic, including Bella Gutshtein at the piano. The concert starts at 4 p.m. Sunday, February 24, 4 p.m. Music of Beethoven and Mozart, featuring Bella Gutshtein, piano; Boris Sandler, violin; Monica Biacchi, viola; and Susan Bergeron, cello. Sunday, March 17, 4 p.m. Music of Brahms and Dvorak. Artists will include Kenneth Friedenberg, French horn; Bella Gutshtein, piano, with the Naples String Quartet Boris Sandler and J. Kozbial, violin; J.T. Posadas, viola; and Adam Satinsky, cello. Sunday, April 28, 4 p.m. Music of Haydn and Schubert. Artists will include Chaika Piano Trio Bella Gutshtein, Boris Sandler and Adam Satinsky; Naples String Quartet. The Estero Council of Community Leaders, Koreshan State Historic Site, the Friends of Koreshan and Bella Gutschtein collaborated to present this concert series. Esteros Community Plan includes a goal to integrate the Koreshan State Historic Site and its historic heritage into the fabric of the community. This concert series will provide the cultural environment envisioned by the Koreshans for the enjoyment of the residents and visitors of today. Boris Sandler and Bella GutshteinDont Miss Schoolhouse Rock Live!Time is running out to get your tickets to see Schoolhouse Rock Live! The zany musical adventure based on the popular 1970s cartoon series plays Friday and Saturday, November 16 and 17 at 11 a.m. in the Arcade Theatre. Tickets to the popular Lunchbox Theatre Series for children and families are only $12, and the admission price includes the show, an interactive workshop, and a boxed lunch from Aprils Pie Company. Based on the pop-culture phenomenon that entertained a generation of American kids, Schoolhouse Rock Live! is a fun & exciting musical journey through grammar, history, geography, science and outer space! Audiences will join Tom the Schoolteacher and all the classic favorite Schoolhouse Rock characters for 45 jampacked minutes of singing, dancing and learning! Kids of all ages will fall in love with these clever, catchy and classic songs including Im Just A Bill, Interplanet Janet and Conjunction Junction. In addition to the Saturday morning performance designed to give families a day at the theatre, the Lunchbox Series features a special performance on Friday, November 16 that is custom-designed as a field trip opportunity for schools, day cares and other groups interested in supplementing their arts curriculum. Both performances include a bagged lunch from Aprils Pie Company, Florida Reps River District neighbor, a post-show discussion with the actors and an interactive workshop led by the Edison & Ford Winter Estates Wild Wizard. Schoolhouse Rock Live! plays in the Historic Arcade Theatre on Friday and Saturday, November 16 and 17 at 11 a.m. Tickets are $12 and available online at www.floridarepeducation.org or through the box office at 332-4488. Schoolhouse Rock Live! is sponsored by LCEC, and Florida Reps Educational programming is generously sponsored by the Alliance for the Arts, Grampys Charities, City of Fort Myers, Edison & Ford Winter Estates, Florida Theatrical Association, LCEC, Publix Charities and Arthur Zupko. Florida Repertory Theatre is located on Bay Street between Jackson and Hendry Streets with free parking in the Fort Myers River District, and the Education Department is just across the hall from the Historic Arcade Theatre. 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THE RIVER NOVEMBER 16, 201222 Symphony Masterworks 1The Southwest Florida Symphony will open the 2012-13 season with their performance of Masterworks 1 on Saturday, November 17 at 8 p.m. at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. Included will be 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 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. Student Rush tickets are sold for $5. To order tickets, call the Southwest Florida Symphony Box Office at 4180996 or visit www.swflso.org for more information. Tickets are also available online. Combined Concert At Barbara B. Mann For many years, Edison State College has presented a series of concerts to the general public for free.Its an opportunity to enjoy a night of outstanding music, said Dr. Thomas Smith, musical director at Edison State College. On Tuesday, November 20, the Edison State College Symphony Orchestra and Edison State College Chorale will offere a Combined Concert beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers. Admission is free. The Edison Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Thomas Smith, will perform Mozarts Symphony No. 35, (the Haffner); Haydns Concerto for Trumpet, featuring student trumpeter Tito Alvizuris; Brahms Academic Festival Overture; and a special composition for orchestra by talented student composer Bryan Starkweather, Adair. Under the direction of Candace Baranowski-Sundby, hear the Edison State College Chorale, joined onstage by internationally acclaimed concert pianist Enrico Elisi from the Eastman School of Music, as they perform Brahms Liebeslieder Waltzes and other choral favorites. For more information, visit www.edison.edu. Bus Trip To See Arabian NightsThe Kennedy Kruisers travel north to Orlando to experience Arabian Nights with a bus trip on Thursday, December 6. When the lights go down, the main event begins in the Palace of Horses, where guests of all ages will enjoy a magnificent holiday celebration Broadway-style show. Luxurious round trip transportation, a great show and a wonderful lunch are included in the price of the ticket. Lunch includes a main dish, veggie, dessert and a beverage. Cost is $63 for members and $68 for non-members. For additional information or to make reservations, contact the Lake Kennedy Center at 574-0575. From page 1Holiday CheerThis years Brunch With Santa will be catered by French Connection Cafe. Entertainment will be provided by talented Lee County childrens groups. The event has been expanded to include a full day of activities, including a bounce house and childrens workshops with holiday crafts. Jingle Bell Rock, the first concert of the new Rock The River concert series, begins at 6 p.m. The Nowhere Band returns to play holiday and classic rock favorites. While covering the full spectrum of The Beatles long and varied career, The Nowhere Band creates an unparalleled, entirely live reproduction of 1960s Beatles performances. They blend period costumes and authentic instruments with modern lighting and an abundantly talented quartet to create an experience any true Beatles fan simply cant afford to miss. These songs will bring the smiles and memories back to life! Tickets to Brunch With Santa are $12; Childrens Workshop, $6; Brunch & Workshop, $15. The Jingle Bell Rock concert is free. If you are interested in having your childrens group perform, email Devon Morreale at devon@sbdac.com. For more information or for tickets, visit www. sbdac.com or call 333-1933. The Nowhere Band Brunch With Santa invitation Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com 10th Anniversary Cattle Barons Ball January 19The American Cancer Society announced last week that Harborside Event Center will host the 10th anniversary of the Cattle Barons Ball on January 19. This is the first time the Wild West-style fundraising gala will be held at Harborside, the citys premier event venue located in the heart of the downtown River District. We cant think of a more exciting and appropriate venue than Harborside for the tenth anniversary of the Cattle Barons Ball, said Bob Simpson, CEO of LeeSar, who is chairing the event along with his wife, Linda. The City of Fort Myers has been such a great supporter of the American Cancer Society, so it is fitting that they have partnered with us for this history-making event to support our friends and neighbors who are battling and surviving cancer. The theme of the 2013 Cattle Barons Ball is Starry Nights Under A Southwest Florida Sky. The planning committee promises all the best-loved Wild West features of past events, plus a glitz and glam twist befitting of the anniversary. The gala will feature a night of cowboythemed games, silent and live auctions, exquisite desserts, special surprises and dancing to the award-winning country sounds of One Night Rodeo. Ruths Chris Steakhouse and Norman Love Confections will be back to provide a gourmet dining experience. Premier Oncology is the presenting sponsor for the anniversary gala. LeeSar, a leader in health care supply chain management, has committed a $25,000 R.O.C.K. (Reaching Out to Cancer Kids) sponsorship and John and Mary Jo Boler are back in as the $25,000 Ranch Manager Sponsor. Other sponsors who have saddled up for the event to date are Med Assets, Suncoast Beverage Sales, Scanlon Automotive, Enterprise Holdings, Wells Fargo, VIP Realty, Harborside Event Center, St. Judes, Pace Medequipment, Haskell Company, Medtronic, McKesson, Lee Memorial Health Systems, Jasons Deli Cheney Brothers, Clive Daniel Home, C.R. Bard, Boston Scientific, American Contract Systems and Abbott Laboratories. The Sugar Slinger sponsor is once again Norman Love Confections and the Waterin Hole Liquor sponsor is Jim Beam. To learn more about volunteering to help with the 2013 Cattle Barons Ball, contact the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org or call Beth Hayes at 936-1113 ext. 3909.


23 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 16, 2012 Florida Corn, Tomato and Avocado Salsa 4 ears corn, roasted and kernels removed from the cob 2 large tomatoes, diced 1 large avocado, peeled, seeded and diced cup red onion, chopped fine cup bell pepper, chopped fine cup fresh cilantro, hand torn 1 lime, juiced (plus more if desired) 1 teaspoon powdered cumin Your favorite hot sauce (for heat) Sea salt to taste Fresh ground pepper to taste In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. Stir to combine. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt, pepper and hot sauce. Florida Corn, Tomato and Avocado Salsa Childrens Mural Art Project DebutsThe Fort Myers Beach Childrens Mural Art Project at Seafarers was officially installed on November 10 as part of the 2012 Paint The Beach event. This is a perfect example of an idea coming to fruition through collaboration among multiple organizations and individuals, said Fort Myers Beach Parks and Recreation director Patti Evans. This project goes a long way toward improving our communitys image and cultural awareness. Islander John Heim was the brains behind this unique, community-based art project. Following support from members of the Lee County Commission and Town Council, a partnership between Lee County and the Town of Fort Myers Beach Park and Recreation Departments quickly developed. With the focus to provide artistic opportunities for island children and beautify the Seafarers Village Plaza site, the Childrens Mural Art Project was born. With Lee Countys financial sponsorship of supplies and materials, the town was responsible to identify an artist willing to oversee the project and coordinate the communitys participation. Local artist Mark Harris of Harris Art Works agreed to volunteer his time and talents. He identified the necessary materials and supplies and assisted our young artists. Fort Myers Beach Recreation coordinator Randy Norton successfully identified young art enthusiasts from Beach Elementary K-Kids, Beach Elementary Arts Students, Bay Oaks Club Rec, Chapel by the Sea Kidz Days and Beach Baptist Afterschool. Since early August, Harris has volunteered three days a week at Bay Oaks Recreational Campus to create a total of 36 six-foot by eight-foot murals. For more information, call the Bay Oaks Recreational Campus at 765-4222. Venetian Masquerade BallThe second annual Venetian Masquerade Ball, scheduled for 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 9 at Cypress Cove at HealthPark, will follow the theme Unmasking The Magic. Proceeds will benefit the Resident Benevolent Care Fund. Enjoy a romantic evening of mystery and mystique as wandering troubadours transport you to a magical place of glamour and intrigue. Witness the charm of strolling violinists, jugglers, mimes and dancing, all under our glittering lights of Venice. Savor an exotic assortment of our finest gourmet cuisine while you enjoy a refreshing Campari cocktail or choice of beverage from the full host bar. Tickets go on sale January 10 and will be $100 per person. Event is black tie optional; masks encouraged. For sponsorship opportunities, contact Jean Christensen at 415-5140 or jchristensen@cchpf.net. Our email address is press@riverweekly.com 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.# S3-12238Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER NOVEMBER 16, 201224 Holiday Magic 2012 Coming To Cape HarbourCape Harbour presents Holiday Magic 2012 on Friday, November 16 from 6 to 9 p.m. Come join us as we celebrate the magic of the Christmas season. Enjoy live entertainment, our annual holiday tree lighting and a visit from Santa Claus. The event is open to everyone, admission and parking are free. Cape Harbour has something to entice everyone. Have a bite to eat at any one of our waterfront restaurants, The Joint, Rumrunners or Pignoli on the Harbour; then top it off with coffee or a dessert selection from Run Agrounds. After dinner, stroll the Promenade and find oneof-a-kind gifts for everyone on your list at our exclusive boutiques and galleries, or perhaps a gift certificate to that special someone for a relaxing spa treatment. Take advantage of a sunset cruise, tour luxury yachts, or just sit and relax by the water and enjoy our fabulous Southwest Florida sunset. Harbour View Gallery will be celebrating its fifth anniversary here at Cape Harbour. Stop by the gallery to register any time prior to the drawing at 6 p.m. on Friday, November 16. You may win a beautiful amethyst crystal pendant Crystal Mountain, designed and donated by their jewelry artist Beverly Fox. Of course, Santa Claus has promised a visit and will be available for photos in his workshop at the Pavilion from 6 to 8 p.m. Bring your whole family, including your family pets. Dont forget to bring your own camera to capture all those special moments. There is no charge to visit Santa and you may take unlimited photos to add to your family album. At 7:15 p.m., Cape Harbour comes to life as thousands of colorful, twinkling lights are switched on and the Christmas tree is illuminated. This magical event will take place center stage between the towers, a tradition to mark the official start of this years holiday season. During the celebration, enjoy live music by This Point Forward, sponsored by The Joint, from 6 to 9 p.m., with music to appeal to everyone of every age. Volunteers will also be accepting donations for Toys For Tots at the event. You may also bring donations to the Sales Center at anytime before or after the event. For more information, call 945-6116 or log on to www.capeharbour.com. To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732 The Mating Game At Off Broadway Palmby Di SaggauI Love You, Youre Perfect, Now Change is playing at the Off Broadway Palm. I saw the musical five years ago on their main stage, thoroughly enjoyed it then, and like it even better in a more intimate setting. Its a musical that everyone can relate to and being up close and personal with the actors really brings it home. Audiences are taken through the life cycle of love with a series of vignettes that cover everything from first dates through marriage, the child-bearing years, divorce and old age. Most of it is not meant to be taken too seriously, and the actors set just the right tone. A four-person cast consisting of Adam lough, Erik Hogan, Caitlin Newman and Kate Marshall, performs over 20 characters with an excellent sense of comedic timing. They play skillfully off each other and they all have great singing voices. Hogan and Marshall had the audience in stitches with their funerals-are-for-dating scene and another where its the man who cries during a sad movie. Newman sings a beautiful rendition of I Will Be Loved Tonight. She adds a sparkling dimension to the stage. Clough handles one of the tenderest moments when his middle-aged character questions the status of his 30-year marriage. Shouldnt I be less in love with you? he asks himself as he sits across the breakfast table from his wife. No, he concludes with a loving smile. I also loved the segment where a divorced young woman makes her first dating video. The musical comedy includes many situations and stereotypes about malefemale relationships. All four actors add hilarity and, at times, sensitivity to truthful moments in the mating game. Everyone is bound to find some bit of truth in these capsules of love. Live piano accompaniment by William Asher is exceptional. Paul Bernier directs and choreography is by Amy Marie McCleary. I Love You, Youre Perfect, Now Change will be at the Off Broadway Palm Theatre through December 25. Tickets can be reserved by calling 278-4422, visiting www.BroadwayPalm.com or by stopping by the box office at 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. A scene from the show The entire cast of I Love You, Youre Perfect, Now ChangeFrom page 19Alliance November Eventsand creativity. There are a limited number of spots available. Winter Break Arts Camp is $110. There are two sessions. Each runs from Wednesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Drop-off begins at 8:30 a.m. and aftercare services are available until 5 p.m. for $5 per day. For more details, call the Florida Repertory Theatre Education Department at 332-4665 ext. 20, send an email to EdDirector@floridarep.org or visit www. floridarepeducation.org. Joanna White will exhibit her work from January 4 through 26. An opening reception will be held on January 4 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. White will host a Walk & Talk on January 5 from 10 to 11 a.m. The Member Gallery will feature artistic collaborations. White will be exhibiting installation based work as well as independent sculpture. Practical objects such as PostIt notes, thread and delicate paper are transformed into contemporary artworks. Large scale pieces comprised of delicate handmade boxes which the artist refers to as vessels. Some works feature tiny oil paintings on the outside and glimpses of to do lists and various words-a hint of former use and life on the inside. The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Visit www.artinlee.org for additional details. From page 20Barbara B. Mann ConcertsTickets are $125 per person. Buy tickets online at www.swflso.org or call the Symphony Box Office at 418-1500. Special room rates are available at Hotel Indigo. Call 337-3446 and ask for the Symphony Block Room Rate. Rooms will be held until November 15. The New Years Eve Pops Concert is sponsored by the City of Fort Myers. Youth Orchestra Concert Sunday, December 9 at 7 p.m. Cypress Lake High School The Youth Orchestra Program will present a concert at the Cypress Lake High School auditorium beginning at 7 p.m. The Sinfonietta will perform under the direction of Nanette Grant. The new concert orchestra will be directed by Roland Forti. Dr. David Cole from FGCU will conduct the Youth Symphony in a program that includes Coplands Hoedown and Procession of the Sardar from IppolitovIvanovs Causasian Sketches. The Chamber Ensembles will also perform. The Percussion Ensemble performance will feature Todd Betz on marimba. Betz serves as Principal Percussionist of the Southwest Florida Symphony and as the Youth Orchestra Manager. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. Call the Symphony Box Office at 418-1500. Tickets will also be available at the door.


25 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 16, 2012 Young Artists Awards RegistrationRegistration for the Young Artists Awards auditions for area students ages 8 to 21 is now open. Thirtyfive cash scholarships and other prizes will be awarded this year. The Young Artists Awards is the areas premier performing arts audition, performance, education and scholarship program for students from throughout Southwest Florida, now going into our tenth year of programming. Participants will have the opportunity to perform before panels of professional adjudicators; over forty judges from throughout the nation participated last year. Students will receive scoring sheets and written comments from all members of their judging panel. Twenty-two finalists will be chosen to perform individually at the tenth anniversary gala at the Broadway Palm Theatre on March 11, 2013. Eleven runner-up students will perform in a coached group number. The newest award, Audience Choice will be voted on by audience members in attendance that evening. All participating students will also be given the opportunity to perform at various community events. As a not for profit organization, the Young Artists Awards also collaborates with other area organizations to provide additional information to our student participants in the performing arts. Auditions will be held at the Alliance for the Arts on Saturday, January 19, Sunday, January 20 and Saturday, January 26, 2013 in the following eleven categories: Dance: ages 8 through 14, Dance: ages 15 through 21 Contemporary Voice (including musical theatre): ages 8 through 12 Contemporary Voice (including musical theatre): ages 13 through 16 Contemporary Voice (including musical theatre): ages 17 through 21 Classical Voice: ages 13 through 16 Classical Voice: ages 17 through 21 Instrumental Music: ages 13 through 16 Instrumental Music: ages 17 through 21 Drama: ages 13 through 16 Drama: ages 17 through 21 Students may audition in multiple categories. For a guaranteed audition slot(s), registrations must be postmarked by December 15. A limited number of late registrations will be accepted on a space available basis only if postmarked before January 1, 2013. Audition fee waivers are available. Many students were unable to participate last year because of space and time limitations, so send in your registration now! Visit their website at: www.youngartistsawards.org to download a registration form, and email info@youngartistsawards. org or call 239-574-9321 for more information. Like our Young Artists Awards Facebook page for additional updates. 2012 Winners Looking Back At Henry And Tomby Di SaggauCamping With Henry And Tom is playing at Florida Reps new ArtStage Studio Theatre. Its an illuminating and dark look at history and the entanglements of business and government in 1921, involving Henry Ford, Thomas Edison and Warren Harding. Thanks to $300,000 worth of renovations, the ArtStage includes more seats, a bigger stage and the eye-sore column that was right in the middle of the room is gone. Its quite a transformation. The play by Mark St. Germain is a comedy with a lot of poignant drama and what if scenarios. It begins as the three famous men try to escape reporters and The Secret Service. They end up in a wooded area in Maryland, stranded after their Model-T car hits a deer. The deer suffers in pain throughout most of the play, serving as a metaphor of violation to nature and also allowing various comments from the characters that show both compassion and insensitivity. Ford is played by Graham Smith. He starts out as a self-centered, fast-talking, wheeler-dealer and ends up showing us he is not only ambitious and an idealist, hes egotistical and a bigot. This is a real eye-opener for some people. The relationship between the three is fascinating. Ed Pilkington is Thomas Alva Edison and he displays a comedic cantankerousness that balances out the seriousness of the play. He is cynical over the thefts of many of his inventions by movie companies. He gets a lot of laughs and deserves them.Peter Thomasson is the flawed Warren G. Harding, a man who never wanted to be President, and has not gone down in history as being a very good one. He does, however, express the most concern about the poor deer.The audience is introduced to the flaws and faults of these three men through creative dialogue, delivered with convincing passion by three outstanding actors. Theres also a fourth, Brian Hatch, who plays Colonel Edmund Starling, Hardings Secret Service man. He is not on stage very long, but I was impressed with his interpretation of the character. Camping With Henry And Tom is performed in the round with a well constructed set and there isnt a bad seat in the house. Theres even some music involving one of Edisons inventions. Ill bet you havent heard Al Jolson sing Alexanders Rag Time Band for quite some time. If this play is an example of whats to come in this new theater, and Im sure it is, were all in for a terrific season. Camping With Henry And Tom, directed by Robert Cacioppo, plays through November 25 in Florida Reps ArtStage Studio Theatre, located on Bay Street between Jackson and Hendry in the Fort Myers River District. For tickets, go to www.floridarep.org, visit the box office or call 332-4488. Graham Smith, Ed Pilkington and Peter Thomasson


THE RIVER NOVEMBER 16, 201226 Florida Senior Games/Sunshine State Games Winter Festival UpdateThe registration deadline for the Florida International Senior Games & State Championships is Friday, November 16 and more than 2,000 athletes are expected to compete in the 22 sports over the nine days of competition in Polk County, December 1 to 9. Online registration is available at www.flasports.com. While the Olympic-style Sports Festival kicks off on Saturday, December 1 with action in four sports (Archery, Bowling, Pickleball and Swimming), the 10K Road Race will be held on Saturday, November 17. The Florida Senior Games is teaming with the 36th Annual Lake to Lake Run in a qualifying event for the 2013 National Senior Games. All runners 50 and over, who finish in first through fourth place in their age group, or meet minimum performance standards set by the National Senior Games Association, qualify for National Senior Games competition. The 2013 National Senior Games will be held July 21 to August 4, in Cleveland, Ohio. A last-minute venue change has moved the 5K and 10K Cycling Time Trials to Research Way and University Boulevard on the campus of the University of South Florida Polytechnic Institute. The time trials will be held on Saturday, December 8. Besides the 22 sports of the Florida International Senior Games & State Championships in Polk County the first week of December, three Sunshine State Games events will be taking place in conjunction with Senior Games events. Badminton, Powerlifting and the 5K Road Race will be a part of the Sunshine State Games Winter Festival. Sunshine State Games Badminton will be played at the Kelly Recreation Center on Sunday, December 2. Sunshine State Games Powerlifters will be in action on Saturday, December 8 at the Lakeland Center the day before the Senior Games Powerlifting event. Both Sunshine State Games events are for athletes age 49 and under. On Saturday morning, December 8, the athletes of all ages can compete in the 5K Road Race around Lake Hollingsworth in an Intergenerational Sunshine State Games/Florida Senior Games State Championships event. The online registration deadline for Sunshine State Games Badminton and Powerlifting is Friday, November 16 and the Road Race online registration deadline is Thursday, November 29. Over the nine days of competition for the Florida International Senior Games & State Championships, the Florida Sports Foundation will need assistance from local volunteers. For those who have wanted to work behind the scenes at a sporting event, this is your chance. A volunteer application is available at www.flasports.com. For more information about the 2012 Florida International Senior Games & State Championships and Sunshine State Games Winter Festival, visit www.flasports.com. 50-Mile RelayFlorida Gulf Coast University will hosts the 4th annual 50-Mile Fly-By-Night Relay sponsored by Elevation Burger, on Friday, November 30 from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Teams of five to eight members will complete a race of 50 miles on the FGCU campus. Each leg of the race will be a two-mile loop around campus, so members need only be able to run, jog or walk two miles at a time. For a team of eight, that means only three to four loops over the course of up to 10 hours. Cost per team is $190. The event will support Gulf Coast Humane Society and the Honors Program at FGCU. Each member will receive a dry-fit shirt and a free meal at Elevation Burger. This year, all registration is online. The application can be found at www.active. com/running/fort-myers-fl/4th-annualfgcu-50-mile-fly-by-night-relay-2012. Team spots are limited and early registration is encouraged. For more information, contact Jason Davis at jdavis@fgcu.edu or Sean Kelly at skelly@fgcu.edu. Three NFL Quarterbacks Suffer Concussions In A Single Dayby Ed FrankIf you watched Sunday nights classic battle between the Chicago Bears and the Houston Texans, you saw Bears quarterback Jay Cutler suffer a concussion after a vicious head-to-head hit by Houston linebacker Tim Dobbins. This followed an earlier concussion by Bears defensive end Shea McClellin who also left the game. If you watched Sundays game between the San Francisco 49ers and the St. Louis Rams, you saw 49ers quarterback Alex Smith go down with a concussion. And the same goes for Philadelphia quarterback Michael Vick, who was knocked out of the game against Dallas suffering a concussion. Three NFL quarterbacks down by concussion on a single day. Dobbins was at least five yards away from Cutler when the quarterback let go of the ball, and he didnt lower his head for the cheap shot until after the pass was thrown. What should have been an immediate ejection resulted in only a roughingthepasser penalty against Dobbins. When asked after the 13-6 Houston victory whether he thought his hit caused the concussion, here was Dobbins comment: I have no idea. No clue. But it was good that he (Cutler) was out, though. You always want to take the quarterback out of the game. Dealing with brain injuries and a concussion is a brain injury has been atop the NFL agenda for several years. And mandates have been adopted on how to evaluate such injuries. Before being cleared to return, players must undergo independent examinations that show normal neurological results. Obviously, however, tougher penalties, bigger fines and concussion protocols have not eliminated the problem. Sundays raft of concussions should send a message to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell that his anti-concussion program has failed miserably. Maybe suspending Dobbins and his likes for several games might send a message. But it probably wont happen. Interestingly, before Sundays Bears-Houston game, Bears President Ted Phillips and Army Lieutenant General Michael Ferriter held a forum in Chicago to discuss health and safety issues that NFL players and military veterans share. Its going to take years to really get the culture change were looking for, Phillips said during the forum. The lingering effects of concussions have littered the football landscape for decades. The onset of early dementia, strokes and suicides have been well documented. But the often-heard excuse, football is a tough game and injuries are part of the game, is the common response from players, coaches and NFL executives. The Sunday concussion was at least Cutlers third in the NFL, and he had another in college when playing for Vanderbilt. You need only to read about the deteriorating health of another Bears quarterback, Jim McMahon, who led the Bears to a Super Bowl victory in 1986, and who suffered multiple concussions throughout his 14-year career, to understand the seriousness of the problem. Just 53 years old, McMahon suffers from early stage dementia and is among 2,400 retired players suing the NFL for concussion-related brain injuries. There are no easy answers to solve the concussion crisis. But perhaps the weekafter-week blows would be reduced if a player cheap-shotted another in the head, he would be suspended immediately. Everblades Win Two of Three at Home; Depart on Six-Game Road Trip The Florida Everblades won two of three games last week at Germain Arena before departing on a six-game road trip to Greenville, South Carolina and Carolina. The local hockey team defeated Elmira twice on home ice, 6-3 and 5-3, before losing a wild 7-6 slugfest to first-place Gwinnett 7-6 Saturday night. Former Everblade Rylan Galiardi notched his second career hat trick to pace Gwinnett. Florida started the week with a 5-5 season record and two shootout losses. Worlds Top Women Golfers Here This Weekend in CME Titleholders The CME Titleholders golf tournament featuring the best LPGA players will be held here this weekend at Twin Eagles in Naples. The Thursday-Sunday event is the first LPGA tournament to be held in this area in more than a decade. The women will compete for a $1.5 million purse with a $500,000 first-place prize. Home 4 The Holidays PromoLee County Domestic Animal Services (LCDAS) will join more than 4,000 pet shelters and adoption centers across the U.S, Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico during Home 4 the Holidays, a national event organized to raise awareness of the joys of owning shelter-adopted pets. Organizers hope to match more than 1.5 million dogs, cats, puppies and kittens with loving, adoptive families. LCDAS launched its local campaign on November 1 and by December 31 hopes to place at least 500 pets from its facility into life-long homes. The campaign will place special emphasis on finding homes for those pets that have been at the shelter the longest. Adopters can take home a new family member for $20 to $50 off the regular adoption fee based on their length of stay at the shelter. The adoption fee for all pets includes spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, flea treatment, de-worming, heartworm test for dogs six months or older, feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, a Lee County license for pets three months or older, training DVD, behavior help line, microchip pet ID, Science Diet pet food, and a 10-day health guarantee. The total adoption package is valued at more than $500. In the past, some shelters have actually gone so far as to discourage families from adopting pets during the holidays. Historically, however, this did not stop them from getting new pets during this time. It just took away the adoption option and forced them to support the puppy mill industry. As always, Animal Services works to match the needs of the pets with the lifestyles of the families regardless of the time of year. Adoption hours are 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS). Pictures of pets available for adoption can be viewed online at www.LeeLostPets.com. The website updates hourly. Information about the Lee County Animal Care Trust Fund is also available at www. LeeLostPets.com. Consider a donation to the ACTF for tax-deductible year-end giving. This fund assisted over 1,200 pets this past year requiring veterinary care for illness or injury. Donations can be made online or mailed to: Animal Care Trust Fund, c/o Lee County Domestic Animal Services, 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33912.


27 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 16, 2012 From page 1Estates Holiday DecoratingFort Myers Chamber of Commerce, Lee County Electric Co-op, Lee County Public Schools, Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau, Master Gardeners, Fort Myers Lee County Garden Council, Matlacha Chamber of Commerce, McKibbon Hotels, The Nest Home and Garden, Paradies Shops at Southwest Florida International Airport, June Pekol Realty, Prawnbroker Restaurant Group, Royal Palm Yacht Club, Sanibel-Captiva Chamber of Commerce, Shell Point Retirement Community, South Fort Myers High School Automotive Academy, Southwest Florida Historical Society, St. James City volunteers with the Brinson Family, True Tours and WGCU Public Media. Edison & Ford Holiday Nights will be open nightly, December 1 through 30, (closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day) with tickets on sale from 5:30 to 9 p.m. In addition to the regular evening admission ticket, limited tickets are available for the Tuesday night special Behind the Scene tours inside the homes with the curators. Tickets may be purchased in advance; Edison Ford Members are free with discounts for their guests. There are special discounts for groups of 20 or more with advance reservations. Public admission for self-guided touring is $15 for adults, $1 for children. For visitors who wish a historian tour guide, tickets are $20, $11 children (ages six to 12). Opening weekend (December 1, 2, 3, and 4), all Lee County residents will receive $5 off admission of a self-guided tour with proof of residency. The Edison Ford is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more information call 334-7419 or visit the website at www.edisonfordwinterestates.org. The Lee County VCB St. James City volunteers with the Brinson Family From page 1Sand Sculptingtheme of Winter Wonderland. This is the largest sand sculpting competition in Florida. Residents and visitors will have an opportunity to see a collection of some of the worlds top sand sculptors create master sculptures and compete for the title of American Champion. The singles competitions will take place the first week, followed by the doubles competition in week two. In addition to watching the sculptors compete, there will be various interactive activities for all ages to participate in during the event. This year, from November 23 to 25, is the return of a long-standing tradition; the Advanced Amateur Florida State Championships. The competition is open to amateur sculptors who have never competed at the master level and are not professional sculptors. Events include amateur mixed team and solo events with categories for adults and children. This year guests also have a chance to experience a first-time event, the Junkanoo Sand Sculpting Luau on Friday, November 16 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Junkanoo on the Beach. Tickets are $30 per person and include parking, dinner buffet and live entertainment. For tickets and a full schedule of events, call the Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce at 4547500 or go to www.fmbsandsculpting. com. Beach Chamber Welcomes New Members During LuncheonThe Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed new members during the November 8 luncheon meeting held at the Nauti Turtle Restaurant. They are: Katrina Salokar, Paradise Advertising and Design; John Rowland, VizMarket; Ruthann OBrian, Affordable Designs; and Sis Berube, The News Press. Chamber President Bud Nocera, as the featured speaker, talked about progress being made in purchasing and outfitting one of the Bambis the chamber will purchase to promote tourism and businesses on the beach. The Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce represents more than 400 local businesses, working to promote a positive business climate in the Fort Myers Beach area by providing networking opportunities, community events, and tourist information. For more information call 454-7500 or visit FortMyersBeachChamber.org. Chamber chair-elect Norma Jean Pevey; Chamber President Bud Nocera; Katrina Salokar, Paradise Advertising and Design; John Rowland, VizMarket; Ruthann OBrian, Affordable Designs; and Sis Berube, The News Press photo by Jane Ross 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.


THE RIVER NOVEMBER 16, 201228 New Fort Myers Headquarters For GoodwillGoodwill Industries of Southwest Florida has signed closing papers to purchase a 126,000 square foot facility in Fort Myers. The building, located at 5100 Tice Street, is four times larger than the agencys existing headquarters in North Fort Myers. Our agency has experienced exponential growth over the last five years, explained Tom Feurig, president and CEO of Goodwill. North Fort Myers has been our home since 1966, and we plan to maintain a presence in North Fort Myers. Weve made the most of the 30,000 square feet we have here, and weve just run out of opportunities to expand in our existing space. Since 2007, Goodwill has experienced a 300 percent increase in the number of clients it serves through its mission services. That year, the agency assisted 7,200 Southwest Floridians with disabilities and other disadvantages. By the close of 2012, Goodwill estimates that 29,000 clients will have come to the agency seeking opportunities to become more independent. That increase in mission services has also sparked growth within the organization itself. Over the last five years, Goodwills Southwest Florida workforce has increased in size from 425 to 650 employees. A number of Goodwill employees have been asked to work from home or temporary locations to accommodate the organizations rapid growth. The current agency headquarters is home to Goodwills administrative staff, operations plant, e-commerce department, Secure Shred facilities and a Job-Link center. However, the new Fort Myers facility will be more than just an administrative and resource center. The larger location will provide the agency with the opportunity to expand its services even further, with room to accommodate the Goodwill LIFE Academy charter school, a clearance/outlet store, and a training center to provide opportunities for people with disabilities. Its exciting to know were going to be expanding our services in East Fort Myers, added Feurig. We hope to contribute to the growth and revitalization of the greater Tice area. Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc. provides programs and services to help people with disabilities and other disadvantages overcome their barriers to employment and independence. For more information about Goodwill and its services, visit the agencys website at www.goodwillswfl.org. Front view of the Tice Street property Goodwills Tice Street property entrance Rear view of the Tice Street property From page 13SalonFort Myers, Micale reopened Beverly Hills Hair Design in the Kelly Carlos Office Center at 11595 Kelly Road, Building 300, Suite 317 in South Fort Myers. Although she estimates that the business has lost approximately 90 percent of its clients since Joes passing, Micale is hoping that people will return once they know that she has reopened just around the corner from the previous location. We reopened on June first of this year, she said. I still have 10 or 12 clients. Everywhere you look around the hair salon, a little bit of Joes influence remains. Autographed photos of some of his favorite clients from his decades working in the entertainment business including Jack Lemmon, Red Skelton and good friend Casey Kasem line the walls. Even the original marquee from the salons previous location hangs from a tree located just outside a window. Whenever I look out there, I feel like hes looking over me and everythings gonna be okay, added Micale. Asked what her favorite Little Joe story was, she recalled the tale of Richie the paper boy. Richie was having a tough day selling newspapers and had planned on using the money he earned to help his mother pay that weeks rent. It was late in the afternoon and he still had a large stack of papers to sell when a large black limousine pulled up in front of Richie at the Villa Capri Restaurant. Three men got out of the car and one of the men, whom Richie recognized by his blue eyes, asked if he could buy the rest of his newspapers for his friends inside the restaurant. He handed him a crumpled bill, and all Richie could see was $5. The paper boy gladly handed over the stack of newspapers and quickly headed home, only to discover when he got home that Frank Sinatra had handed him a $50 bill. In addition to wanting Little Joes previous clients to know that his business is still up and running, Micale would like them to know how much they meant to him, not just professionally, but personally. Id like them to know that Im carrying on as he would want me to, she added. I cant fill his shoes, but I do the best that I can. When Im working on one of his clients, I feel like hes in the room with me. His philosophy was that when somebody was in the chair, the he was going to give them the best experience they ever had the best cut, the best color or the best perm. Always the best experience possible. The client always comes first. For more information, visit www. beverlyhillshairdesign.net. To make an appointment, call 395-3116. A sign made by Little Joe can be seen from the window of Beverly Hills Hair Design Airport Taxis To Donate To Food BankOn Tuesday, November 20, MBA Airport Transportation will donate $5 of each fare to the Harry Chapin Food Bank through its Drive Hunger out of Southwest Florida promotion. MBA Airport Transportation, LLC is the taxi concessionaire for Southwest Florida International Airport. MBA Airport Transportation, LLC is a DBE joint venture whose partner members are John J. Poelker, Jr., Mary Poelker, and Judith Griffin. Poelker was a personal friend of Harry Chapin and is also a co-founder of the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida, serving as the president of the board from 1989 through 1995. Signs at Southwest Florida Airport direct the public to the taxi booth, where passengers are greeted by staff and receive a complimentary newspaper and bottle of water. Each passenger is given a comment card showing the exact fare to their destination. Information about the promotion may be obtained by contacting Michelle Byrne at 482-2777. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


29 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 16, 2012 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My son whos in second grade is having some problems. His teacher says that he is a good kid, but his classroom manners arent the best and that he interrupts quite a bit. He has been punished for this but it hasnt made much of a difference. What can I do? Jessica M, Sanibel Jessica, Very often, behaviors such as classroom manners often referred to as prosocial skills must be taught directly to children. Sometimes it is just not enough for them to know that they must behave. They must have clear instructions and practice in understanding how to behave. It sounds like your son is having some difficulty listening. Listening well is probably the most important skill a child or for that matter, an adult can have. (Weve all met adults that dont listen well, and we know how unpleasant it is to spend any amount of time with them). According to Ellen McGinnis and Arnold P. Goldstein, authors of Skillstreaming the Elementary School Child, listening can be taught as a sequence of steps. Once a child has learned these five steps, it is important for children to practice them so they become proficient at using them. The steps are as follows: 1. Look at the person who is talking. 2. Sit quietly 3. Think about what is being said 4. Say yes or nod your head. 5. Ask a question about the topic to find out more. If you plan to teach these steps to your child there are some additional ideas you need to discuss so that these steps will make sense to him. You might want to point out that there are certain things a person can do to show that he is really listening. Discuss with your child the importance of facing the person who is talking and not to fidget, turnaround or do other things that indicate lack of attention. You should also talk with your child about the importance of verbal and nonverbal messages and how these messages indicate listening. Tell him it is important to show (without words) that he is listening. The head nod is a great way to do that. Make sure to tell your child that if he has questions to stay on topic. If he has a question about something else tell him to ask if he can change the subject. Practice these steps with your child. You can play school with him and pretend you are the teacher explaining an assignment. You can be yourself and explain to your child a specific family matter or activity that will take place. You can have practice sessions between children if you have another child that might benefit from this instruction or is willing to practice as well. Have you child learn the five steps and then when you rehearse them, both you and he can state the step you are demonstrating as you go through this. It wont take long for your child to understand the sequence, internalize it and use it correctly. 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. ScholarshipsFloridas school choice programs ensure that no child will be left behind by allowing parents to choose the best educational setting public or private for their child. Eden Florida accepts the McKay Scholarships For Students With Disabilities Program, which has provided more than 24,000 Florida students with special needs the opportunity to attend a participating private school during the 2011-12 school year. A private K-12 school for children with autism or autism spectrum disorders, Eden offers specialized services with school campuses in Lee and Collier counties. Eden is offering appointments for families to visit the schools and to learn more about their services, and how to qualify and apply for McKay Scholarships. A child qualifies for the McKay Scholarship if he or she has a current Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or 504 Accommodation Plan and has attended school for an entire year. The next deadline for intent filing for the McKay Scholarship is December 3 for students enrolling in January 2013. Eden is proud to provide an alternative for families seeking the best education for their children with autism, said Taire Malloy, director of development of Eden Florida. Edens therapeutic teaching techniques of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) have been found to be successful for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. For more information about Eden Florida and the McKay Scholarship, contact Jackie Indriago, education coordinator, at 384-5620 or email Eden.florida@edenservices.org. Children s Mental Health ConferenceOn Saturday, November 17 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Florida Gulf Coast University will hold the second annual childrens mental health conference in the Cohen Center ballroom. The conference will address some of the problems associated with mental health disorders in children and youth. Keynote speaker is Dr. Demitri Papolos, director of research, Juvenile Bipolar Research Foundation. Topics at the conference include working cooperatively with schools, managing behavior at home, holistic treatment options, classroom management techniques and an Ask The Doctor session. General registration is $49 (with contact hours for nursing and mental health $69) and the student rate is $25, including lunch. To register, visit http://registeriog. fgcu.edu/. Event sponsors include FGCU College of Education, Florida Institute of Government, Southwest Florida Community Foundation and NAMI (National Association of Mental Illness). Local vendors will also be available to share community resources with attendees. Gulf Coast WritersOn Saturday, November 17 at 10 a.m., creative arts attorney Ann Dalton will advise Gulf Coast writers on the traps and pitfalls of copyright and fair use law. Collaboration, serial and electronic rights will also be discussed in detail. The meeting will take place at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2439 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers (south of the Edison Ford Estates). Members are $3, non-members are$5. First-time attendees are free. For more information on the Gulf Coast Writers Association, visit the website at www.gulfwriters.org. For further information on the meeting, e-mail Joe Pacheco at sanibeljoe@ comcast.net. Blue Chip Award WinnerThe Lee County Board of County Commissioners honored Oswald Trippe and Companys 18 years of recognizing small business owners who have overcome adversity to achieve success by passing a resolution to honor November 1 as Southwest Florida Blue Chip Community Business Award Day. Commissioner John Manning presented the proclamation that also recognized Gary V. Trippes dedication to the community, vision and desire to share triumph over adversity and contributing to the success of Southwest Floridas business community. BB&T-Oswald Trippe and Company provides comprehensive insurance and risk-management services to families and businesses throughout Florida. Lee County Commissioner John Manning, left, with Gary V. Trippe A Lee County Board of County Commissioners proclamation named November 1 as Southwest Florida Blue Chip Community Business Award Day


THE RIVER NOVEMBER 16, 201230 Financial FocusDont Overlook Financial Risks In Retirement by Jennifer BaseyWhen you retire, you may well have accomplished some important financial goals, such as sending your children through college and paying off your mortgage. Yet, you cant relax just yet, because your retirement could easily last two or three decades, which means youll need at least two or three decades worth of income which, in turn, means youll need the proper savings and investment strategies in place. And, just as importantly, youll also need to be aware of the types of risk that could threaten these strategies. Lets consider some of these risks: Longevity None of us can say for sure how long well live. But its still important to have an estimate, based on your health and family history. So if you think you may live for 25 years in retirement, youll want to withdraw enough from your investments each year to enjoy a comfortable lifestyle but not so much that you deplete your funds before the 25 years have passed. Inflation Weve experienced pretty mild inflation over the past few years. But over time, even a low rate of inflation can seriously erode your purchasing power. To illustrate: If your current monthly costs are $3,000, with only a 3 percent annual inflation rate, that would be about $4,000 in 10 years. And in 25 years at that same rate, your monthly costs will have more than doubled, to about $6,200. To help protect yourself against inflation risk, its important to have at least some investments that offer growth potential, rather than only owning fixed-income vehicles, such as certificates of deposit (CDs). Youll also want to consider sources of rising income potential, such as dividend-paying stocks. (Keep in mind, though, that stocks can reduce or discontinue dividends at any time and are subject to market fluctuation and loss of principal.) Market Fluctuations When you retire and begin taking withdrawals from your investment portfolio that is, when you begin selling off investments youd obviously like prices to be high. After all, the classic piece of investment advice is buy low, sell high. But its impossible to try to time the market this way, as it will always fluctuate. Thats why you may want to consider sources of income whose value is not dependent on whats happening in the financial markets. Your financial advisor may be able to recommend investments that can provide you with this type of income stream. Low Interest Rates Many retirees depend on fixed-rate investments for a good portion of their retirement income so its a real challenge when interest rates are low. Consequently, when you retire, youll certainly need to be aware of the interest-rate environment and the income you can expect from these investments. Longer-term fixed-rate vehicles may be tempting, as they typically offer higher rates than shorter-term ones, but these longer term investments may have more price fluctuation and inflation risk than shorter-term investments. Consequently, youll still likely need balance between short, intermediate and long-term investments to provide for a portion of your income in retirement. Retirement can be a rewarding time in your life. And you can help make your retirement years even more enjoyable by understanding the relevant investment risks and taking steps to address them. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jennifer.basey@edwardjones.com. Development CityYear BuiltSquare FootageListing PriceSelling PriceDays on Market North Captiva SandsCaptiva2007 4,202 1,700,0001,300,000 123 Treviso Bonita Springs2005 3,612 995,000862,500 4 Treviso Bonita Springs2005 3,685 875,000850,000 11Natures CoveEstero2006 3,436 869,900800,000 152 Renaissance Fort Myers2005 3,087 799,000737,500 209 Whiskey CreekFort Myers1959 2,832 525,000500,000 96 Verandah Fort Myers2007 2,914 519,000490,000 155Cape CoralCape Coral2012 2,488 439,900455,200 69 Siesta IslesFort Myers Beach1983 2,338 450,000440,000 256 Cape Coral Cape Coral1998 2,244 435,900425,000 109Courtesy of Royal Shell Real EstateTop 10 Real Estate Sales Extreme Couponing ClassesExtreme Couponing classes, presented by the Lake Kennedy Center in Cape Coral, will begin on Thursday, December 6. Cost is $15 for the four-session series, held from 5 to 7 p.m. each evening. Want to learn how to save a lot of money by shopping with coupons? Want to learn how to shop at a store and have them give you money back at the register? Katie Jones can teach you how its done. Jones is a grocery shopping couponing queen that is ready to reveal her secrets that will have you saving big every time. Each class will offer information about couponing lingo, popular stores couponing policies, manufacturer coupons versus store coupons, how to prepare for a shopping trip, and the best resources for finding the biggest savings. Sign up for all four classes and receive $10 off registration. Preregistration is required. The class schedule includes: December 6 Couponing 101 (Beginner) December 13 Couponing 201 (Intermediate) December 20 Couponing 301 (Advanced) December 27 Couponing Mixer (All Levels) Classes will be held at the Lake Kennedy Center, 400 Santa Barbara Blvd., in the Veranda meeting room. For additional information, call 574-0575. Free Car Seat Safety InspectionThe Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida Kohls Center For Safety Program will be providing free car seat safety inspections on Saturday, November 17 from 9 a.m. to noon at Kohls, located at 112 Commercio Street in Clewiston. Research shows that an estimated 30 percent of children still continue to ride unrestrained and 80 percent of all car seats are used incorrectly. More than 1,700 children have been saved since 1996 just because they were riding in a properly fitted car seat and in the back seat. Education and information to improve these numbers is of critical need in our community. According to Safe Kids and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a correctly used safety seat reduces fatality risk by 71 percent and serious injury risk by 67 percent. Car seats will be available at a reduced price if your car seat is part of a recall, out dated or not the appropriate car seat for the child. Bilingual fitting technicians will be available. Appointments are strongly encouraged and may be made by calling 343-5224 for a time thats convenient for you. Our email address is press@riverweekly.com


31 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 16, 2012 Dr. DaveSwines Surrogate Sow Ranchby Dr. Dave HepburnAs a species, humans apparently arent terribly bothered about farming other species for food, clothing or luggage, yet controversy swirls around the use of animals bred to save the lives of thousands of people waiting for organ transplants. Xenotransplantation refers to the transplanting of live organs from one species to another. It appears that the baboon kidney and heart happens to be the best size match for a human organ. In addition, baboon tissue is less severely rejected by the human hosts immune system. Unfortunately finding a baboon, outside of Ottawa, is relatively rare. WANTED Ranch hand, willing to relocate to exciting new baboon ranch in the Kootenays. Must be able to recover quickly from convulsive fits of laughter after hours of gazing upon hundreds of brilliant psychedelic butts. Imagine the thrill on a beautiful Fernie morning as the foreman stirs your soul with Round up them boons boys, its harvest time! Call now and wrangle yerself a baboon. The more similar an animal is to a human, the less likely the humans immune system is to reject that animals organ. A yak liver or a muskrat ovary, for example, would be savagely rejected in nanoseconds by a human host. And while any organ belonging to a rat would likely happily survive for years in most men of the male variety, it is the pig that is most like man and has become the chosen animal for xenotransplantation research. (Did I just sense a collective nod from women the world over?) Porcine tissue has already been used for years as insulin and for replacement of defective heart valves. As if genetically modified foods havent stirred enough controversy, genetically modified organs are sure to raise concerns. With a deft touch of genetic manipulation, pigs can now be bred possessing major organs that are more human than pig. These organs are therefore less likely to be rejected by the human host. As sacrificing a pig is slightly more acceptable than sacrificing Snooki, pigs are the animals of choice. Advantages of xenotransplantation are obvious in a world where too many recipients await too few human organ donors. Plump pieces of pig pancreas could function in diabetics. Fetal pig brain may be used to mitigate the symptoms of Parkinsons disease. (SORRY: I pause here, once again distracted by my trusty hound Leo, who is now handing me a pair of slippers to go along with the newspaper, clean socks and hot chocolate brought to me earlier. Normally this dog has an irritating habit of reading over my shoulder, trying to fix my spelling misteaks. This past weak, however, the ignowrant beast has been extra nice but has refused to help me on the column at all.) The major risk of animal organ transplants is the potential for transmission of animal viruses into the human population. The pig, for example, coexists peacefully with a virus known as Porcine Endogenous RetroVirus (PERV) that cannot be eliminated. Studies have shown that PERV transmission to lab rats has caused no disease, though apparently the PERV rats did zip about trying to peek at other rats in the shower. We dont know what a PERV might do in man, but considering the effects of other cross species viruses such as Ebola and possibly the AIDS virus, caution cannot be overemphasized. And before running down to the barnyard market in search of those farm-fresh spare organs to replace a clogged kidney or a pickled liver, realize that only 31 people have attempted xenotransplantation and none have survived. The human body eventually rejects the xenograft. The wee Californian, Baby Fae, lasted a whopping 20 days with a baboon heart. The use of these xeno-organs as a temporary measure (actually kept outside the body), while awaiting a human donor, is also being studied. But as the race for more powerful anti-rejection (immunosuppressant) drugs escalates and herds of transgenic swine carry ready-to-harvest human organs, hospital orders may include, Hello, Swines Surrogate Sow Ranch? This is the hospital and wed like to order two hearts, 17 kidneys, one liver and a couple of pounds of bacon. (Excuse me, its the dog again.) No, Leo, I do not want more slippers or the Johnsons cat! I mean, how smart can an animal be, especially one who drinks from toilets, chases his tail and day trades? Now, this next section on canine xenotransgraggjtpasa$*s^!\##~` kv% kuvqwey##wqpj. 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. deaRPharmacistTake Glutathione If You Take Acetaminophenby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: I recently read a magazine article that discussed the health benefits of glutathione, and I was shocked at how many there are. Do you recommend this supplement for everyone? LS, Orlando, Florida Glutathione is fantastic for the human body. We make it actually and it supports liver function. It boosts your immune system, and helps you cleanse your system by grabbing heavy metals, like mercury and other poisons. Because its an antioxidant, it can neutralize oxidative damage from free radicals; those are the loose cannons in your body. Sounds too good to be true, right? To answer your question, popping a little capsule of glutathione is less effective than other options, in terms of raising blood levels. The gut does not absorb glutathione well. Glutathione is a nutrient best made inside our cells or intracellularly. Luckily, virtually all of our organs contain cells that are able to cook up the recipe of glutathione using three natural amino acids: glycine, glutamate and cystine (a more stable form of cysteine). To make it yourself, you could increase consumption of foods that contain these precursor amino acids, or you could pay for the direct injection, given by IV over about 5 or 10 minutes. Its worth the ow for the needle stick, and if youre chronically ill, this will have a huge impact in your ability to clear toxins. However, if working it into your diet is more appealing to you, then youre in luck because there is quite a variety of food that you can do this with! Some of the fresh foods known to be high in these amino acids are: avocados, asparagus, garlic, spinach, broccoli, tomatoes, milk thistle and unprocessed meats. However, if you do decide that oral supplementation of glutathione is the best choice for you though, I recommend Liposomal Glutathione by Empirical Labs, or S-Acetyl Glutathione by Xmogen. Both of these products can be ordered for you by a physician; they are not at health food stores. You can also buy a high-quality whey protein supplement at any health food store, and this will quickly raise levels by providing the essential amino acids you need as precursors. Just be sure if you take whey protein, you are not allergic to dairy components. If you have cancer, or take immunosuppressive drugs, or if youve had an organ transplant, I would avoid glutathione supplementation unless your doctor advises it. While glutathione is a great preventative measure to take, and Ive tried it orally, and by injection, the studies are inconclusive as to whether it is helpful for every disease and disorder that exists. Patients with AIDS or certain cancers do exhibit low levels of glutathione, but its not clear whether the reduced levels are a result of the disease process, or whether they played a part in the manifestation of the disease. Finally, acetaminophen is a drug mugger of this nutrient, so you will need to restore levels if you take that drug. This information is not intended to treat, cure or diagnose your condition. Suzy Cohen is the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and is a registered pharmacist. To contact her, visit www. dearpharmacist.com. Mom And Me by Lizzie and PryceLizzie and Pryce answer your questions and give advice about aging concerns from a two-generational perspective. A mother and daughter team, Lizzie is a retired RN and health educator, and Pryce is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice who specializes in the care of elders and people with chronic illnesses. Dear Mom & Me, After we retired, we moved to a lovely small town where many retired people lived. We joined the church and clubs and soon had a nice group of friends. Then, we realized after 10 years it was time to move closer to our one caring child. Five hundred miles was just too far in spite of visits, e-mails and the telephone. We sold our house and before we left gave a goodbye party. We received very few cards at Christmas from our friends. It didnt take long for us to realize that those who we thought were our friends were not, and now we realize we missed having deeper friendships with the people who have proven they were really our friends. We are very hurt and disappointed, and now realize older people (and I hope this does not include us) just make very light touch acquaintances out of sight, out of mind. Is this acceptable behavior in todays society? Edwina Dear Edwina, I do not know if the behavior you describe is acceptable, it certainly is very continued on page 32 Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER NOVEMBER 16, 201232 Hospital Opening Extra Beds For SeasonLee Memorial Health System will begin opening extra beds at Cape Coral Hospital in December as part of substantial efforts to plan ahead and meet the demands of the areas population increase during winter months. Preparation is key when facing the challenges that accompany seasonal migration. The number of visitors to the emergency department increases and hospital beds fill quickly as thousands of seasonal visitors seek treatment for injuries, heart attacks, and chronic illnesses while away from home. To accommodate these needs, a total of 42 extra beds will be available until April of 2013, 24 of which will open on December 3, followed by an additional 18 beds on January 7. Fifteen of the new beds will include telemetry equipment used to monitor patients with life-threatening conditions. Rest assured, were adding more beds to avoid overcrowding and accommodate the expected influx of patients throughout our health system, said Wendy Piascik, vice president of patient care services at Cape Coral Hospital. The quality of care we provide will remain exceptional. Preparations for season are done carefully and involve multiple departments including medical staff, nursing, care management, housekeeping and others to coordinate admissions and discharges to sustain an optimal flow throughout the facility while ensuring safety and keeping patients best interest foremost. To minimize congestion of the health system, seasonal residents should find a physician and make appointments in advance. It also helps to provide copies of your medical records. Many hospital visits can be avoided by taking preventative measures under a physicians care. Permanent residents can help by making appointments after seasonal residents have returned north. Entrance to Cape Coral HospitalFashions For Funding Raises Money For Hospitals Capital CampaignThe Lee Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is proudly sponsoring a fundraiser luncheon and fashion show, featuring fashions by Dillards, to support efforts to build Americas newest childrens hospital: the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. This event is an opportunity for people in the community to support this wonderful not-for-profit organization and its commitment to providing the best care for our children. Getting this hospital built is a major undertaking, and every effort, no matter how big or small, will take us one step closer to getting the doors open, said Sandy Heise, president of the Lee Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. Join in this afternoon of fashion and fun to support The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida Capital Campaign on Tuesday, January 15 at the Lexington Country Club, 16257 Willowcrest Way in Fort Myers. Doors open at 11 a.m. with a silent auction. There will be door prizes and plenty of shopping. Be sure to check out Dillards Pop-Up Shop filled with handbags, accessories, jewelry and more. Tickets which are expected to sell out fast are available for $35 in the gift shops of Lee Memorial Hospital, HealthPark Medical Center, Cape Coral Hospital and Gulf Coast Medical Center, or by calling Marianne Bechhold at 466-1266. The Auxiliary is asking for donations of merchandise, gift certificates or services to use for auction items and door prizes. Donors will receive recognition for their contribution to this exciting event. This is the Auxiliarys seventh show and nearly 300 people are expected to attend. The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida opened in 1994 and is currently located within HealthPark Medical Center. It was renamed the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida in 2012. It is the only hospital in a five county radius specializing in the life-saving care of infants and children. The construction of the new Golisano Childrens Hospital will be paid for through a combination of philanthropy and bond funding. Lee Memorial Health System does not receive direct tax payer support, which is why community involvement is so important. For more information about the event, or to volunteer or donate, contact the cochairs of the Auxiliary, Jean Perkins at 567-2685, or Mary Jane Rockas at 437-6872. AHA Fit-Friendly Worksite AwardThe Lee County Port Authority was recognized by the American Heart Association (AHA) as a Gold Level Fit-Friendly Worksite at the November 8 joint board meeting of the Board of Port Commissioners and Airports Special Management Committee. This program showcases the importance of a healthy work environment and employers who go above and beyond when it comes to their employees health. Gold Level awards are given to worksites that meet the criteria to offer employees physical activity support, increase healthy eating options at work and promote a wellness culture, as well as implement at least six physical, two nutrition and one cultural activity to a minimum of 25 employees. The Lee County Port Authority has introduced Health Hub, a new wellness program that offers activities and information to employees with the goal of improving health and well-being. Some of the elements of the LCPA program include on-site fitness with yoga and other exercise classes offered Walk At Noon with maps outlining different walking paths and distances for airport employees or the public, on-site Mobile Mammography, free on-site flu shots, Lunch & Learn educational programs, the addition of healthy options in vending machines and participation in the 2012 Lee Heart Walk. The Lee County Port Authority is proud that the American Heart Association has recognized our commitment to promote a healthier lifestyle, said Robert M. Ball, A.A.E, executive director of the Lee County Port Authority. We want to encourage our employees by offering ways to improve their physical health while they are at work. The American Heart Associations mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. The Fit-Friendly program started in 2007 and has recognized more than 2,500 worksites representing 5.6 million employees. Southwest Florida International Airport served more than 7.5 million passengers in 2011 and is one of the top 50 U.S. airports for passenger traffic. Page Field provides services to corporate, commercial and private aviators and accommodated more than 78,000 aircraft operations in 2011. No ad valorem (property) taxes are used for airport operation or construction and both airports are funded solely with revenue generated from their operations. For more information, visit www.flylcpa.com. From page 31Mom And Mecommon. Friendships are convenient and situational. Rarely are close meaningful relationships formed. It is disappointing, however, to think relationships are deeper only to find like yourself that the relationships are more situational. I find in my travels that some older people have lifelong relationships, but fewer new relationships are formed because life can be uncertain due to moving and ever changing health status. Pryce Dear Edwina, There is no doubt that friendships in all ages are situational. People are attracted to others with similar interests. Older people who are well and able to be on the GO want to be with others who can also GO. Years ago, people did not move around but stayed in their own areas and had the same friends for many years sometimes very boring. Personally, I have moved around a lot and sometimes I try to keep contacts alive, but other times I do not. I also have three women friends that I have known for over 50 years. It is fun to talk to them for about 20 minutes. Their lives have changed and so has mine, and we no longer have much in common. Lizzie Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. Support Group For Families Of Long Term Care Facility ResidentsA support group specifically for families of nursing home and assisted living facility residents will meet on Tuesday, November 20 at 10 a.m. at the Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center, 12468 Brantley Commons Court in Fort Myers. The focus of this support group meeting is issues, concerns, and questions families face as they cope with placing a loved one in a long-term care facility. The group is open to all interested families of nursing home or assisted living residents 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, call the Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center at 4373007.


33 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 16, 2012 Aviation Day Participants Help Restock Harry Chapin Food BankAttendees at the annual Aviation Day are used to bringing in nonperishable food donations for the Harry Chapin Food Bank. The November 3 event brought in 2,397 pounds of food. In addition, $1,383.71 in cash donations was received; the monetary donations will enable the food bank to distribute over $8,000 in food to families. The Harry Chapin Food Bank solicits, collects and stores quality food for distribution to families in need through a network of 160 nonprofit agencies in Lee, Collier, Hendry, Charlotte and Glades counties that provide food to more than 30,000 people monthly. Over one million pounds of food is distributed by the food bank each month. For every dollar donated, about $6 in food value goes back to the community. In the past fiscal year, the Harry Chapin Food Bank distributed more than 15 million pounds of food and other grocery items valued at more than $24.9 million. This is roughly the equivalent of 12.5 million meals to people in need. For additional information or to contribute financially to the Harry Chapin Food Bank, call 334-7007 or go to www.harrychapinfoodbank.org. The Chic-Fil-A cows came out to give a hand during Aviation Day. They are shown with Maureen, Charlie and Walter, Harry Chapin Food Bank representatives Megan Weaver and her daughter Chloe Weaver made a food donation during Aviation Day for the Harry Chapin Food Bank National Hospice Month submitted by Samira K. Beckwith President and CEO of Hope HealthCare ServicesWhile National Hospice Month in November provides the opportunity to recognize many important aspects about hospice care, Hope HealthCare Services dedicates the month to those who are our highest priority the individuals and families in our care. Everything we do at Hope has a common focus: to improve the quality of life for those in our care through support and comfort, no matter their age nor their stage of illness. We strive to engage the community during National Hospice Month and throughout the year to help everyone learn about the programs and services available to our families and neighbors. During this national month of recognition, Hope is pleased to invite members of the public to a number of events designed to honor those in our community who have been touched by hospice, and to remember those whose memories we cherish. Celebration of Life memorial services will take place at each Hope location to provide convenient access throughout the communities we serve, including Fort Myers, Lehigh Acres, Cape Coral, Bonita Springs and LaBelle. I invite you to visit www.HopeHCS. org/CelebrationofLife for details and to learn more about our additional National Hospice Month activities, including a Tennis Challenge at The Sanctuary Golf Club on Sanibel, a clothing drive at Evelyn & Arthur at Coconut Point, and privately hosted cocktail parties and teas, health fairs and other events honoring the important role that hospice plays in our communities and families. Hope HealthCare Services offers programs that extend beyond hospice to serve thousands of individuals each day. Learn more at www.HopeHCS.org, and thank you for your long-standing support because everyone deserves Hope. Samira K. BeckwithDoctor Introduces New Injection DeviceDr. Alexander M. Eaton presented the development of a new device designed to improve the safety and comfort of patients during intravitreal injections at the annual meeting of the American Association of Ophthalmology in Chicago on November 10. Eaton will share results of clinical use of the Guarded Injection Device following clinical trials at Retina Health Center involving 67 patients. The device was developed by Eaton in collaboration with Dr. Hussein Wafapoor of Retina Health Center, Dr. Robert Avery of California Retina Consultants, and former Alcon employees Dave Booth and Dyson Hickingbotham. The device incorporates a small gauge needle covered by a thin protective sleeve designed to protect the needle from contamination risks before and during the injection such as aerosolized saliva droplets from speech or breathing, as well as from the eyelashes or other external contaminants. Retina Health Center recently began clinical trials to evaluate if the device is faster and/or more comfortable than existing techniques that use a lid speculum. This is the first of a number of products being developed by I-Tech JV Development Company which address issues with intravitreal injections to reach clinical trial. By combining a team of retinal thought leaders and experienced device designers, the I-Tech JV Development Company is able to rapidly assess and develop products to meet evolving retina needs. Mental Health Conference For Children At FGCUOn Saturday, November 17 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Florida Gulf Coast University will hold the second annual childrens mental health conference in the Cohen Center ballroom. The conference will address some of the problems associated with mental health disorders in children and youth. Keynote speaker is Dr. Demitri Papolos, director of research, Juvenile Bipolar Research Foundation. Topics at the conference include working cooperatively with schools, managing behavior at home, holistic treatment options, classroom management techniques and an Ask The Doctor session. General registration is $49 (with contact hours for nursing and mental health $69) and the student rate is $25, including lunch. To register, visit http://registeriog. fgcu.edu/. Event sponsors include FGCU College of Education, Florida Institute of Government, Southwest Florida Community Foundation and NAMI (National Association of Mental Illness). Local vendors will also be available to share community resources with attendees. To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


DID YOU KNOW PUZZLE ANSWERS My Stars FOR WEEK OF NOVEMBER 19, 2012ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Restless Rams and Ewes might want to let others finish a current project while they start something new. But if you do, you could risk losing out on a future opportunity. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) The Bovines creative forces start revving up as you plan for the upcoming holidays. Some practical aspects also emerge, especially where money is involved. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Moments of doubt disrupt your otherwise clear sense of purpose. Dont ignore them. They could be telling you not to rush into anything until you know more about it. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A planned trip might have to be delayed. Plan to use this new free time to update your skills and your resume so youll be ready when a new job opportunity opens. LEO (July 23 to August 22) A flood of holiday party bids from business contacts allows you to mix work and pleasure. Your knowledge plus your Leonine charm wins you a new slew of admirers. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) An unexpected act by a colleague complicates an agreement, causing delays in implementing it. Check out the motive for this move: Its not what you might suspect. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) You might want to cut ties with an ingrate who seems to have forgotten your past generosity. But there might be a reason for this behavior that you should know about. Ask. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Be careful not to set things in stone. Much could happen over the next several days that will make you rethink some decisions and maybe change them. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Your plans to help provide holiday cheer for the less fortunate inspire others to follow your generous example. Expect welcome news by weeks end. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Youre in your glory as you start planning for the holiday season ahead. But leave time to deal with a problem that needs a quick and fair resolution. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) The upcoming holiday season provides a perfect setting for strengthening relationships with kin and others. A new contact has important information. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Instead of fretting over a cutting remark by a co-worker, chalk it up to an outburst of envy of your well-respected status among both your colleagues and superiors. BORN THIS WEEK: You instinctively know when to be serious and when to be humorous -attributes everyone finds endearing. On Nov. 24, 1849, John Froelich, the inventor of the first internal-combustion tractor, is born in Girard, Iowa. Froelich and investors formed the Waterloo Gasoline Traction Engine Company. The Waterloo Tractor Works, owned by John Deere since 1918, remains one of the largest tractor factories in the United States. On Nov. 22, 1900, the first car to be produced under the Mercedes name is taken for its inaugural drive in Cannstatt, Germany. The car was specially built for Emil Jellinek, a fan of fast, flashy cars. He bought 36 of them. In exchange, the company agreed to name the car after Jellineks 11-year-old daughter, Mercedes. On Nov. 19, 1915, British airman Richard Bell Davies performs a daring rescue, swooping down in his plane to whisk a downed fellow pilot from behind the Turkish lines. The British government awarded him the Victoria Cross. On Nov. 21, 1934, teenager Ella Fitzgerald wins Amateur Night at Harlems Apollo Theater. Putting her name in the hat on a bet, shed originally planned a dance number. History was made when she changed her mind and sang The Object of My Affection. On Nov. 20, 1945, a series of trials of accused Nazi war criminals, conducted by a U.S., French and Soviet military tribunal based in Nuremberg, Germany, begins. Twenty-four former Nazi officials were tried, and half would be sentenced to death by hanging. On Nov. 23, 1959, Robert Stroud, the famous Birdman of Alcatraz, is released from solitary confinement for the first time since 1916. For 15 years, Stroud lived among canaries brought to him by visitors, and he became an expert in birds and ornithological diseases. In 1943, Strouds Digest of the Diseases of Birds, a 500-page text that included his own illustrations, was published to general acclaim. On Nov. 25, 1963, President John F. Kennedy, who was assassinated three days earlier, is buried with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery. An eternal flame was lit by his widow to forever mark the grave. Its not known who made the following sage observation: The sharper your words are, the more theyll hurt if you have to swallow them. Those who study such things say that Southerners watch more TV than residents of any other region of the country. Any given major ballet company will go through about 3,000 pairs of toe shoes every year. Under normal use, one pair will last for about one hour of performing. If you average out the depth of the worlds seas and the elevation of the land, youll find that the ocean is four times as deep as the land is high. Pierre-Auguste Renoir, one of the leading artists of the Impressionist movement, died in 1919, at the age of 78. His last words were, What a pity I have to go now just when I was beginning to show promise! Researchers studying the workings of memory briefly showed human volunteers sequences of five numbers on a computer screen. When asked to repeat the numbers, the test subjects could accurately do so half the time. The same researchers conducted the same test with a chimpanzee named Ayumu, who was able to recall the number sequences 80 percent of the time. A male sea otter shows affection by biting his mates nose. If youre a young baseball player hoping to make it in the big leagues, you might want to keep this fact in mind: Only 8 percent of those who sign major-league contracts actually play in even a single big-league game. The other 92 percent spend their careers languishing in the minor leagues for a pittance. What is defeat? Nothing but education, nothing but the first step to something better. -Wendell Phillips THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAYTHE RIVER NOVEMBER 16, 201234 1. LANGUAGE: Variety magazine coined the term oater to describe what kind of entertainment? 2. MATH: What is the Arabic equivalent of the Roman numeral LXXX? 3. STYLE: What is the function of furniture called an etagere? 4. FOOD: What is the chief ingredient in caponata? 5. MEASUREMENTS: What did the Binet-Simon Scale measure? 6. GEOGRAPHY: On which continent is the country of Paraguay located? 7. MEDICINE: What is digitalis used to treat? 8. ENTERTAINMENT: Which humorist created the fictional town of Lake Wobegon? 9. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What is an aqueduct? 10. LITERATURE: Who wrote the novel The Portrait of a Lady? TRIVIA TEST 1. A Western lm 2. 80 3. Its a stand with open shelves for display 4. Eggplant 5. Intelligence 6. South America 7. Congestive heart failure 8. Garrison Keillor 9. An arti cial channel to bring water to a town 10. Henry James. ANSWERS SPORTS QUIZ 1. Name the last Twins manager before Tom Kelly and Ron Gardenhire, and what year was his last managing the team. 2. In 2012, the Tampa Bay Rays ended their record run of consecutive games started by pitchers under the age of 30. How many games was it? 3. Who is the only person in NCAA Division I history to win three national titles as a player and three as a football coach? 4. Name the last NBA player to average at least 23 points and 14 rebounds per game for a season? 5. Who did the University of Maine beat to win its first NCAA mens hockey championship in 1993? 6. How many sets did Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings lose during their 21 matches over three Olympics? 7. In 2012, Tiger Woods (74 victories) moved past Jack Nicklaus into second place on the PGA Tour career victory list. Who is first?1. Ray Miller, who was red after 139 games of the 1986 season. 2. It was 764 consecutive games. 3. Bud Wilkinson (1934-36 with Minnesota; 1950, 1955-56 with Oklahoma). 4. Houstons Hakeem Olajuwon, 198990. 5. Lake Superior State. 6. Only one set on the way to three gold medals. 7. Sam Snead, with 82. ANSWERS


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CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS THE RIVER NOVEMBER 16, 201236 SEASONS COMING, CLASSIFIED DEADLINE MONDAY AT NOON SEASONS COMING, CLASSIFIED DEADLINE MONDAY AT NOON HELP WANTED POSITION WANTED SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES OFFERED COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATESANIBEL HOME WATCHRetired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates (239) 728-1971RS 5/18 BM TFN COMPANION SERVICE Sanibel-Captiva Care and Companion Service, LLC Medical appointments, general transportation, shopping, light meal preparations, and light cleaning. Our services are customized to meet our clients needs. Call 239-395-3591, or for an emergency call 239-472-0556.RS 10/12 BM TFN PUESTA DEL SOL CLEANING SERVICEResidential Commercial Medical Banks Local/seasonal references/free estimate Low prices with free laundry!! Puestadelsolcleaning.com 239-770-4008 Juliasalazar3@hotmail.com 239-878-4472RS 10/12 CC TFN ISABELLA RASIHAPPY TO HELP YOUWITH ALL OF YOURREAL ESTATE NEEDS! RS 11/9 NC 11/30 1101 Periwinkle Way #105 Sanibel, FL 33957ISABELLA RASI(239) 246-4716EISABELLARASI@AOL.COM International Client Base 600 Shops Worldwide Multi-Lingual Sta 3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, Fl Phone: 239-472-3644, ext 1 Fax: 239-472-2334 www.crowclinic.orgHELP US PLEASE!!We need volunteers for: Clinic emergency patient admissions desk and baby animal feeders Visitor education center greeters and gift shop cashiers CROW (239) 472-3644, ext. 231 or volunteers@crowclinic.org RS 10/28 NC TFN VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDAt The Sanibel School Call Michelle Wesley 239-910-8000RS 4/6 NC TFN TAX PREPARER Free tuition tax school. IRS approved. Quali es for CE credits. Earn extra income after taking course. Call 239-931-4808 NS 10/19 CC 11/9 SUNGLASS RETAIL POSITIONWe are seeking a fun/personable part time or seasonal professional sales associate in our Sanibel store. Please email resumes to pp@sanibelsunglasscompany.com NS 10/26 CC 11/9 HOME/CONDO WATCH CONCIERGE SERVICESDorado Property Management Full Range of Services Island Resident Licensed & Insured 24/7 Call Lisa or Bruce at 239-472-8875RS 10/12 BM TFN HOUSE KEEPING SERVICESHouse Keeping services for Sanibel Island home. Contact Mary at 410-1004RS 10/12 CC TFN HELLES CLEANING SERVICESResidential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471 Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047NS 10/26 PC TFN LIME TREE CENTER CONDO UNIT FOR SALEFOR SALE Commercial condo in 5-unit complex centrally located on Periwinkle Way. Can be used for of ce or retail. Motivated to sell. $225,000. Call Janie Howland, Realtor, VIP Realty. 239-850-6419. RS 9/7 CC 11/23 OFFICE SPACE900 sq ft. $16. sq/ft. Middle unit. Flexible lease terms. Call Mark at 560-5305 or stop by Matzaluna Restaurant and ask to see space. NS 11/2 CC 11/16 SEEKING LIVE-IN SEASONAL WORKChauffeur, companion, dog-walker, gal friday, light tasks. Mature Maine artist, capable & personable, with references on Sanibel. Call 207-529-5537 or email: chanson@midcoast.com. NS 11/2 CC 11/9 WORK WANTEDLPN available for home care, nursing, appointments, medications, meal preparation. References available upon request. Call 207-350-9410RS 11/2 CC TFN SANIBELOPEN HOUSES POSTED DAILY RS 11/9 BM TFN Pfeifer Realty Group Sanibel Island, FL239-472-0004VISIT:SanibelOpenHouses.com PART-TIME LAUNDRY/LINEN PACKER25 hours a week Wed; Thurs; Fri; Sun. Bilingual preferred Must read & write English Call David or Ronna VIP Vacation Rentals 472-1613. NS 11/9 CC 11/16 HOME HEALTH PROVIDERLee/Collier County, Recent college graduate,Licensed, 2yrs experience Elderly and Mentally Challenged adults. General transportation,light housework,meal prepa ration,bathing,shopping,etc. Call Valerie at (h) 239-599-4771 (c) 601-818-7196NS 11/9 CC 11/30 1536 Bunting Ln Sanibel Beautifully kept, furnished, 3 br home in quiet, private neighborhood. UNDER CONTRACT BY THE MORAN REALTY GROUP 2294 Wulfert Rd Sanibel Spacious 3650ft home in the Sanctuary with great views and amenities. SOLD BY THE MORAN REALTY GROUP 15240 Avalon Bay Ft. Myers Luxurious condo in beautiful gated community. SOLD BY THE MORAN REALTY GROUP 8579 Colony Trace Ft. Myers Large ve bedroom home, two car garage in great neighbor. SOLD BY THE MORAN REALTY GROUP SOLD SOLD SOLD UNDER CONTRACTRobyn & Robb Moran(239) 728-1971John Gee & Company Realtors RS 11/16 BM TFN AT HOME SERVICES MISSIONARY COUPLEMISSIONARY COUPLE returned from Europe.Very experienced in delicious cooking, thorough cleaning, housework. Excellent and numerous personal/ work references. Speak both English and German. 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CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 37 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 16, 2012 VACATION RENTAL VACATION RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL TAXES & FINANCE CARS FOR SALE FOR SALE WANTED TO BUY BOATS CANOES KAYAKS FOSTER MOTHER SEARCHDUNES TOWNHOUSE Dunes; spacious townhouse with 3+bdrms./3 baths avail. btwn. Dec 1st March 1st; Vaulted ceilings, screened in porches, gracious living area and 2 car garage. View is of propertys swim pool and tennis court. Steps to Bay & moments to beach. Cable TV, Wi internet, tel. and central AC. avail. for a 1-3 month rental. Rates based on $800. $1,400. wkly. rates Call owners directly at 508-965-3751 or e-mail: murray.camp@rcn.comRS 10/19 CC TFN PRIVATE BEACH ACCESS GULF PINES 3BDR/2BTH, Screened Lanai, Wi/Fi Pool & Tennis Seasonal & Monthly Rates Owner 786-877-5330 miamiblocks@bellsouth.netNS 10/19 CC TFN Island VacationsOf Sanibel & CaptivaMillion $ Views Await You! Cottages Condos Homes Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths239-472-72771-888-451-7277 RS 10/9 BM TFN ATRIUM CONDO RENTAL2 bedroom/2 bath updated condo. Gulf Front, pool & tennis. Call on this rare offering Rentals Bi-weekly, monthly or Seasonal 239-633-9396 or DSears2007@aol.comRS 10/19 CC 12/7 LIGHTHOUSE REALTYPaul J. Morris, Broker VACATION RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SALES 359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island 239-579-0511RR 7/20 CC TFN NEAR BEACH PRIVATE HOME 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH3 bedroom, 2 bath Home with heated pool, in quiet Sanibel neighborhood. Seasonal and monthly rentals. 239-472-0692 or www.4sanibel.com. RS 10/14 CC TFN 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 11/16 CC 11/16 CHRYSLER SEBRING CONVERTIBLE(99)For sale by owner! 6 cyl. / 138K. Runs good! Good Condition! Leather seats, new battery, new starter, new radiator. Perfect to enjoy the islands weather and live style. Asking Price $2,600 (obo) Call: 239-738-9171NS 10/26 NC 11/9 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 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 RS 11/16 CC 11/16HUGE ESTATE/JEWELRY SALELargest collection of silver jewelry in SWFL! Art and jewelry consignments needed now. NEW THIS WEEK Original & Print Art by Rauschenburg Kettleborough Ikki Remington Buelle Whitehead wicker furniture & bedroom sets comforters golf clubs wine glasses Sanibel seashells baskets old lighters eye glasses eggs ashtrays boxes Come by daily and see The Silverneer & Silver Queen only at Sanibel Consignments 2431 Periwinkle Way 472-5222, www.sanibelauction.com RS 11/16 CC TFN APARTMENT FOR RENTApartment for Rent Palm Ridge Road, Sanibel FL. One bedroom $750 /month Newly renovated. No pets. Call 239-472-6543 NS 11/16 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 GARAGE SALESaturday, November 17, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 444 Lighthouse Way, Sanibel New items, household, furniture, luggage, Christmas. RS 11/16 CC 11/16 GARAGE SALEGumbo Limbo, kayak, toys, camping, bikes, furniture, cot, tools, tness equipment, yoda, household, clothes, carpet shampooer. 9am-2pm Friday 11/16 and Saturday 11/17 9459 Begonia Court, Sanibel NS 11/16 CC 11/16 DOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800 RS 1/30 NC TFN CASH PAID FOR MILITARY ITEMSCash Paid For Old Military Items. Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets, old guns, awards & more. Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280RS 10/19 CC 11/9 MOTHER SEARCHLooking for SANDY SHEA She was my foster mother, brown hair, blue eyes and used to teach school. My name is Donna Mills. Anyone know where she is? sfsunshinegirl@yahoo.com NS 11/16 CC 11/16 TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED LOG ONTO: IslandSunNews.comCLICK ONPLACE CLASSIFIED CLASSIFIED DEADLINE MONDAY AT NOON


Read us online at islandsunnews.com Read us online at islandsunnews.com SUDOKUTo play Sudoku: Complete the grid so that every row, column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 through 9 (the same number cannot appear more than once in a row, column or 3x3 box.) There is no guessing and no math involved, just logic.answer on page 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 16, 201238 My name is Jake and if you need a recommendation, all you need to know is that Im a staff favorite here at the shelter. They say Im a big guy but I have an easy-going personality and a nice temperament. I dont know what that means but Im sure its good! My adoption fee is only $38 (regularly $75) during Animal Services Home 4 The Holidays Adoption Promotion. Im Brinky and Im also a staff favorite. I was found with my two kittens and we spent the next few months in a foster home. I have a very outgoing personality and I love everybody, especially other cats. I love other cats so much I will need to be adopted into a home that already has cats. My adoption fee is only $10 (regularly $50) during Animal Services Home 4 the Holidays Adoption Promotion. 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. Brinkly ID# 536796 Jake ID# 476223 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 PUNTA RASSA 1103Absolutely smashing high elevation unit with breathtaking views of San Carlos Bay. Brand new Kraftmaid kitchen, granite counter tops, Moen faucet,Maytag washer and dryer. This unit comes with a deeded parking space and brand new furniture. Offered for $379,000. Contact Marianne Stewart 239/560-6420. PUNTA RASSA #302 This elegantly appointed home has been completely renovated. Top of the line granite in kitchen and baths. Unique master bath & dressing area, design award, wood floors, dry bar, stainless steel appliances. Sun drenched with magnificent sunsets and views of Sanibel Island enhanced by hurricane glass enclosed lanai, hurricane glass on all windows. Social membership to Sanibel Harbour included. Turnkey and ready! Offered for $425,000. Contact Marianne Stewart 239/560-6420.175 OF SEAWALLED WATERFRONTThis GROUND level 3/2 is located on one of Sanibels widest canals. Swim in the southern facing fully screened pool and hot tub overlooking the canal outside and enjoy Bay views from inside the home. Home has two boat lifts with plenty of room to dock your yacht in the middle. Tropical landscaping surrounds the home with a concrete sidewalk winding along to the front entry. This home has been completely remodeled and offers upgrades throughout! Wood floors in all bedrooms + den, 3 refrigerators and addtl ice makers, soaking tub and shower in the master, wood burning fireplace, siltstone countertops throughout and custom cabinetry and much more! Offered for $2,195,000. Contact Tracy Walters 239/994-7975 or Connie Walters 239/841-4540CROWN COLONYGated living at its finest!!! This 3/2/2 is located in the highly desirable Crown Colony gated community. Home features 18 inch tile throughout, granite surfaces, crown molding, stainless steel appliances, custom lighting, brick pavers, lush-tropical landscaping, high ceilings, luxurious master bathroom with soaker tub and MUCH MORE!! This home is in tip top condition and is move in ready. Offered for $359,922. Contact Connie Walters Ms Listr at 239/841-4540 or Tracy Walters Mr. Listr 239/994-7975DIRECTLY ON SAN CARLOS BAY!! Views from almost every room. This remodeled home offers a pool with hot tub, two guest suites on 3rd level with a morning kitchen, entertainment area, large walk in closets, stunning balcony views of the bay. Master suite on main level and an office/4th bedroom., Stone, tile, crown molding, impact glass on all windows and doors, over sized 2+ car garage. The wild life, dolphins, manatees and more can be enjoyed in this quiet & gorgeous home. This is a must see. Offered for $2,495,000. Contact Tracy Mr. Listr/ 994-7975 or Connie Ms Listr 239/841-4540SOUTH SEAS TENNIS VILLASComfort, convenience, and a serene sense of inspired living in a Resort Community. Outside in the Tennis Villa community is an abundance of well maintained, matured, and manicured grounds offering a private community pool, sun-deck, bbq area and more.#3110Quaint corner 1 bedroom/1 bath unit overlooking lush gardens and courtyard. West Indies-style dcor, fully furnished turn-key villa located within the Southern Enclave of South Seas Island Resort. Extra side windows in dining area for additional light. Walking distance to beaches, Village of Captiva, restaurants and much more. South Seas Island Resort amenities offered with a club membership. Offered for $275,000. Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632.#3139Every aspect of the interior is designed to enhance the island experience. The entry level offers a private guest bedroom and bath, a great room that encompasses an open floor plan with sliding glass doors in living and side window in dining area in this end villa. The privacy of the master bedroom with en-suite bath is located on the upper level overlooking an enclave of sunlight through the picture window. Offered for $405,000. Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632. BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME IN GULF RIDGEBeautifully vegetated lot very close to beach in prestigious Gulf Ridge. Last lot on right before Joewood, with adjacent community pool and tennis. Just steps from deeded beach access. Over one acre of land. Offered for $425,000 Contact Loretta Geiger 239/980-2298. STYLE & SOPHISTICATIONAn exquisite property cascading across 102 ft. Gulf front & adding to this vision is the grassy lawn anchored with trees. Distributed over three levels, this well organized custom design clearly defines entertainment indoors & outdoors. On entering the residence the decorative foyer leads past the sweeping staircase into open, yet intimate living spaces with soaring ceilings, sculpture floor covering, and a versatile floor plan to create a feeling & experience unsurpassed in taste & refinement. Serene pool, spa, gulf breezes & idyllic lifestyle promise the most rejuvenating moments. Offered for $5,990,000. Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632MAGNIFICENT GULF FRONT HOME WITH PANORAMIC VIEWSAbsolutely gorgeous Gulf Front home with expansive views. Enjoy magnificent sunsets from the vanishing edge raised pool, surrounded by lush tropical vegetation. Only the finest amenities used in this home with gourmet kitchen, wine room, Travertine flooring, granite, extensive molding work, oak flooring, private elevator, detailed beamed ceilings, fireplace, paver stones, outdoor kitchen with additional fireplace, pass thru pantry and many more extras. This home is truly exceptional and must be seen. Offered for $5,349,000. Contact Ralph Galietti 239/826-5897 or Cathy Galietti 239/826 -5807. ISLAND BEACH CLUBQuiet, well maintained, contemporary 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo located on the desirable west end. Views of the Gulf from kitchen and living room. Updated and ready to be enjoyed. Offered fully furnished for $539,000. Contact Connie Walters Ms Listr 239/841-4540 or Tracy Walters Mr. Listr/ 994-7975 If what you are seeking is a beautiful condo with resort style living on Sanibel Island for your personal enjoyment AND rental income then look no further. This fabulous pet friendly, remodeled 2 bedroom, 2 bath unit at Sundial Beach Resort has it all. Tile throughout, granite counter tops, washer/dryer, extra storage for bikes, all with easy access to the beach, pool restaurant and spa. This is a first floor unit just waiting for you. Offered for $495,000 Contact Pat Powers 239/222-8992SUNDIAL SPECIAL NEW LISTING THE RIVER NOVEMBER 16, 201240