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FREETake Me Home VOL. 11, NO. 46 NOVEMBER 23, 2012From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersFestival Of Trees Opens November 23Goodwill Industries 6th annual Festival of Trees, presented by FineMark National Bank & Trust, opens November 23 at the historic Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in Fort Myers. This week-long event will feature 25 beautifully decorated holiday trees, the Childrens Holiday Workshop, and the elegant Tux & Trees Gala. This years festival is bigger than ever, said Madison Mitchell, Goodwills community relations coordinator. On Saturday, November 24 we have a brunch with Santa, and an outdoor street festival. In the evening, The River District will be celebrating its annual Holiday Stroll and the art center will host a special holiday concert by the Beatles tribute group, The Nowhere Band. Fort Myers Mayor Randy Henderson will be on hand Saturday, November 24 to light the wreath outside the art center before the concert begins. The Festival of Trees is open to the public during the following times: Friday, November 23, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, November 24, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, November 25, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, November 26, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, November 28, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, November 29, 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, November 30, 5 to 9 p.m. Families are invited to bring their little ones to the festivals Childrens Holiday Workshop. For a $6 per child continued on page 25New Finding Could Speed Human Trials For Kanzius Cancer Technologyby Jim GeorgeLead researcher Dr. Steven Curley announced recently the discovery that the Kanzius cancer technology that has been in development for several years has taken a new turn. He made the comment at the Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation National Conference in Erie, Pennsylvania. Kanzius external RF generator had been in testing for several years as a new treatment for cancer. The idea was to inject gold nanoparticles into tumors and zap them with RFG radio waves. The tumor cells and not healthy cells attracted the gold nanoparticles. The result in petri dishes and small animal testing was cancer cells dead, healthy cells unharmed and no side-effects. The concept has revolutionary implications on the treatment of cancer since, if successful, it would eliminate debilitating side effects of the current treatments and dramatically improve the quality of life for patients undergoing treatment. Sanibel islander John Kanzius invented the technology while he was undergoing treatment for leukemia. He died of the disease in 2009. Curley now says the device does not need the nanoparticles. continued on page 15 Last years Tux & Trees GalaLee Students Receive Millions In ScholarshipsThis November, more than 2,000 students attended the Infinite Scholar Programs Scholarship Fair hosted by Art of the Olympians (AOTO) Museum and Gallery and the Lee County School Board. Students came from all across Lee County for the opportunity to not just learn about college prospects, but to secure financial support for their futures, said Laura Dorsey, vice president of the Infinite Scholars Program. According to Dorsey, preliminary totals indicate that approximately $12 million in scholarships was disseminated by the universities and colleges in attendance. This was the first time the scholarship fair was held in Lee County. The Infinite Scholar Program is dedicated to servicing financially disadvantaged students with college admissions guidance, ACT/SAT preparation and college scholarships. Infinite Scholars and AOTO share a passion for educating the youth of the world, said Bob Beamon, CEO of AOTO. It was truly inspiring to see the continued on page 15Christmas Concert For AllLet First Baptist Church and Vocal Artistry welcome you home for the holidays with their 4th Annual Christmas Concert This Is Christmas. Start off your season with an inspiring evening of new and traditional carols led by conductor Joseph Caulkins on Saturday, December 1 at 3 p.m. and Sunday, December 2 at 7 p.m. The concert will take place at First Baptist Church downtown and is open to the public. Audiences will be treated to a Florida premiere of Alpha and Omega, a threemovement work by Gwyneth Walker weaving familiar carols with original music scored for full orchestra and Vocal Artistry. This is a very joyous work with colorful writing for the orchestra and festive writing for choir, said Caulkins. Gwyneth continued on page 5 First Baptist Ringers AOTO chairwoman Cathy Oerter, meets with students at the scholarship fair HAPPY THANKSGIVING


Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now: Yacht Basin Clubhouseby Gerri ReavesPictured in this 1943 photograph is one of Fort Myers most inviting amenities of the day the clubhouse at the Fort Myers Yacht Basin. From the rooftop sundeck, yacht-basin guests could work on their tans and survey the recently transformed downtown waterfront. That style of sundeck and the jalousie windows were quite common architectural features in the post-World War II era, and many pool houses built into the 1960s sported that look. The yacht basin and riverfront park had been completed only several years before this photo was taken. Construction began in 1937 and continued for almost two years. When the project was completed, the town had reason to be proud, for it had been a win-win on all counts. First of all, the project dealt the longstanding filth problem on the riverfront. For decades, plans to deal with deteriorating buildings and wharves, bad odors, pollution and trash had been held up for one reason or another, including private property rights and funding. In addition, the project infused the area with jobs during the Great Depression. It was one of several projects constructed by the Federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) that helped alleviate the dire economic plight of locals. Getting such federal funds was highly competitive, and it could be said that the citys gain was due in part to Mayor David Shepard knowing the right people in Washington, D.C. He and the city council worked tirelessly to make it possible. In 1936, arrangements were finally made to acquire the necessary riverfront land through tax settlements with the estates of Harvie E. Heitman, Robert B. Leak, John M. Dean and Joseph Vivas. The tax-settlement deal included an offer from the Heitman estate: $12,940 and a 700-by-435-foot riverfront parcel. Then, concerted efforts in the nations capital got the project approved, and a yacht-basin project designed for Sarasota transferred to Fort Myers. The project, by the way, was identical to the Fort Pierce Yacht Basin. New Years Day 1937 must have been an optimistic day for the city as construction began. The total cost was over $300 thousand dollars, with the city paying less than half of that amount and that included cancelled taxes from the property deals. Fort Myers gained one of the most important assets and Sarasota lost out. At the dedication, Shepard broke a jug of water from the Atlantic Ocean over the retaining wall, assisted by 12-year-old Louise Lynch, daughter of a WPA foreman. Since then, the basin has been expanded twice. Today, the former clubhouses sundeck, jalousie windows, and exterior stairs have disappeared. For many years now, it has continued on page 6 The clubhouse lies at the end of the sidewalk in this 1961 photo courtesy of the Florida State Archives In 1943, the Fort Myers Yacht Basin clubhouse featured a rooftop sundeck courtesy of Southwest Florida Historical Society Today, the former clubhouse minus the sundeck is a river-cruise business photo by Gerri Reaves The River Weekly News will correct factual errors or matters of emphasis and interpretation that appear in news stories. Readers with news, tips, comments or questions, please call (239) 415-7732 or write to: The River Weekly News, 1609 Hendry Street, Suite 15, Fort Myers, FL 33901. Fax number: (239) 415-7702. E-mail: press@riverweekly.com. The River Weekly News reserves the right to refuse, alter or edit any editorial or advertisement.Independently Owned And Operated COPYRIGHT 2012 The River Weekly News LORKEN Publications, Inc.Co-Publishers Lorin Arundel and Ken Rasi Advertising Sales Isabel Rasi George Beleslin Stacy Osborn Office Coordinator Patricia MolloyGraphic Arts/ProductionAnn Ziehl Sarah Crooks Kris See Photographer Michael Heider Writers Gerri Reaves, Ph D Anne Mitchell Jeff Lysiak PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER Contributing Writers Read Us Online: www.IslandSunNews.com Click on The River Jennifer Basey Kimberley Berisford Suzy Cohen Ed Frank Max Friedersdorf Priscilla Friedersdorf Jim George Dr. Dave Hepburn Joan Hooper Audrey Krienen Scott Martell Capt. Matt Mitchell Patricia Molloy Laura Zocki Puerto Di Saggau Scott White THE RIVER NOVEMBER 23, 20122


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THE RIVER NOVEMBER 23, 20124 Chinese & Japanese Cuisine Downtown Fort Myers (Post Oce Arcade Hotel Indigo) 1520 Broadway For Takeout & Delivery Tel: 334-6991 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEKMon-urs 11am 10pm Fri-Sat 11am 11pm Sun 12pm 9pm 5 250 S Tamiami Trail, # 109, Fort Myers 33908 1 5 Call: 239.288.6953 w ww.v i nos pi casso.co m w paint studio gallery wine bar Nightly sessions w/local artists Boat Parade Countdown BeginsOrganizers for the 24th annual Christmas Boat Parade are counting down to one of Fort Myers Beachs biggest nights of the year, the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce Christmas Boat Parade, on Saturday, December 1. The dazzling lighted parade will commence at 6:10 p.m. from Salty Sams Marina led by Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus on the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce Boat, sponsored by Fish Tale Marina. Decorated boats will be judged and winners will be awarded at the Winners Circle Party at Salty Sams Marina immediately following the parade. Celebrity judges Lindsay Logue, Robert Van Winkle, Kelly Creswell, and Fort Myers Beach Mayor Bob Raymond will ride along in the parade and they will choose and announce the winners of each category. Prizes will be awarded to the winners in their respective categories. Participants are asked to register to enter boats by calling or visiting the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce. Registration forms are also available at http://ft-myers-beach-boat-parade.com. All sizes and types of boats are eligible to enter. There is a $25 fee for boats and $50 fee for corporate sponsored boats. Salty Sams Marina is offering free overnight dockage to all participating boats with advance registration based on availability. Boats will only be required to pay for electricity if needed. Salty Sams Marina is located at 2500 Main Street, Fort Myers Beach, Florida. For advance reservations at Salty Sams Marina, call 463-7333. If you have a boat, I encourage you decorate it and join us in the parade, said Ted Schindler, boat owner and boat parade committee member. It is a great way to get into the Christmas spirit and its the best party around! The vessels will assemble in front of the docks at Salty Sams Marina at 5:45 p.m. At 6:10 p.m., the boats will begin to leave Salty Sams Marina, going past Parrot Key Caribbean Grill and Big Game Waterfront Grill, heading northwest passing by Bonita Bills and under the Sky Bridge. They will travel in and out of Siesta Isles and go around Bowditch Point, turning in front of The Pink Shell Resort. The boats will then travel past Nervous Nellies, Matanzas Inn Restaurant, Smokin Oyster Brewery and the Yucatan Bar & Grill on the return route. The parade will end at Salty Sams Marina for the Winners Circle Party and awards presentation. Other viewing areas include the fishing piers under Matanzas Pass, Baywalk Fountain Square and select Siesta Bay canals. The Fort Myers Princess and The Indian Princess are offering special evening cruises during the parade, giving passengers a perfect view of the festive lighted up parade while cruising along the moonlit intracoastal waterway. Sponsors of the event are: Corporate Boat Sponsors Freedom Boat Club, Island Sand Paper, Matanzas Inn Restaurant, Paradise Parasail, Towboat U.S., Good Time Charters, Hampton Inn Light Up The Night Sponsors Pink Shell Beach Resort, Mango Street Inn, Bennett Chiropractic, Fish-Tale Marina, Big Game Waterfront Grill, Freedom Boat Club Corporate Sponsors Gavins Ace Hardware, Freedom Boat Club, Indian Princess Peoples Choice Sponsors Parrot Key Caribbean Grill, Nervous Nellies Crazy Waterfront Eatery, Smokin Oyster Brewery, Bonita Bills, Indian Princess, Shoals Restaurant & Wine Bar, Fort Myers Princess, Yucatan Beach Stand, Big Game Waterfront Grill, Matanzas Inn Restaurant, Nauti Turtle, Chucks Last Stop, An American Grill For more information, contact the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce at 454-7500 or visit http://fortmyersbeachchamber.org. Annual Hendry House GatheringThe Sons of Confederate Veterans Major William M. Footman Camp #1950 invite the public to their 12th annual Hendry House Gathering on Saturday, December 1 beginning at 2 p.m. The event includes food, fellowship, prizes and surprises. Main dish and drinks will be provided and guests are asked to bring a covered dish or dessert. A $5 donation per person is requested. RSVP by November 25 is required. For more information, contact Commander Robert Gates at gatesftmyers@centurylink.net or at 332-2408; First Lieutenant Commander Sean McFall at scv16501@yahoo.com or 349-5563; or Adjutant Tom Fyock at tmfyock@comcast.net or 772-8689. Beach Chamber Decorates At Edison Ford Winter EstatesThe Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce took its turn at decorating for the 2012 Holiday Nights at the Edison and Ford Winter Estates. The Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce represents more than 400 local businesses, working to promote a positive business climate in the Fort Myers Beach area by providing networking opportunities, community events, and tourist information. For more information about the chamber, call 454-7500 or visit FortMyersBeachChamber.org. Front row from left: Sandy Lepley, Century 21 Tripower; Jack Reading, Baymont Inn and Suites; Nicole Rizzo, Baymont Inn and Suites; Vicky Luster, Kiwanis Fort Myers Gateway to the Islands; Glee Ann Agius, Salty Sams Marina; and Norma Jean Pevey. Back from left: Fran Podraza, CFS Services; chamber president Bud Nocera; Terry Luster, Kiwanis Fort Myers Gateway to the Islands; and Robb Capps, Sandals Realty. Not pictured: Ruthann OBrien, Affordable Decorating; and Denice Knudsen, Sandals Realty. photo by Jane Ross Mayor Henderson Presents A Key To The City Of Fort MyersFort Myers Mayor Randy Henderson presented newly appointed Fort Myers/ Cape Coral Postmaster Randy Stines with a Key to the City of Fort Myers during his installation ceremony on November 16. Postmaster Randy Stines took the oath of office during a ceremony at The Art Of The Olympians Museum in Fort Myers. United States Postal Service Suncoast District Manager Nancy Rettinhouse administered the oath of office. Ceremony participants included The Sheriffs Office and The Salvation Army. Presentation of colors were by the Oasis Charter High School Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps. Postmaster Randy Stines is an 18-year veteran of the Postal Service and has relocated to Fort Myers from the state of Indiana. Postmaster Stines oversees operations for all Postmasters within the 339 zip code area and is directly responsible for mail delivery to 242,725 residential and business delivery points as well as 9,439 post office boxes in the cities of Fort Myers and Cape Coral.


5 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 23, 2012 Reservations Required for All Cruises All Cruises(239)472-5300Cruises depart from beautiful Captiva Islandwww.captivacruises.com Call for departure timeTHE BEST WAY TO SEE THE ISLANDS IS FROM THE WATER 10 a.m. Island Cruise to Useppa Or Cabbage Key Adventure Sailing Cruises 4:00 p.m. Dolphin Watch Cruise Beach & Shelling Cruise Sunset Serenade Cruise with Island Musicians 2023 Altamont Ave Next to Publix 332-3945First Street Liquors Downtown Fort Myers Only Full-Service Liquor Storeoff Liquor & WineMin $30 purchase. Exp 12/31/1210% From page 1This Is Christmas Concerthas a special way of being profound in her composition without ever loosing the exuberant joy of the season. The combined choirs will also perform Walkers setting of the Christina Rossetti text, Love Came Down at Christmas. Walkers catalog contains more than 200 commissioned works ranging from a cappella choral music to compositions for full orchestra and has been a long-time collaborator with Caulkins, who invited the composer to Fort Myers for these concerts to work with Vocal Artistry and the First Baptist Sanctuary Choir. This is such a rare opportunity for the musicians to work hand in hand with the composer. Having Gwyneth here to help us shape these pieces and to have her insight into her music will make for very inspired performances, added Caulkins. A professional orchestra led by Concertmaster Reiko Niiya will accompany the Sanctuary Choir, First Baptist Ringers, soloists, and Vocal Artistry a select 22-voice choral ensemble made up of some of the areas finest singers. Vocal Artistry will also be performing Eric Whitacres Lux Aurumque ( Light and Gold), an ethereal piece with evocative harmonies and lush choral sounds. Vocal Artistry in an outreach of the music ministry of First Baptist Church Vocal Artistry is more than music, said Pastor and singer John Daugherty. Their mission is to perform choral music of the highest quality while strengthening our community and voicing the needs of those around us. While this is a free concert, an offering will collected with a portion of the proceeds go to benefit the Harry Chapin Food Bank as well as a food collection. Audiences have come to enjoy Josephs innovative Holiday programs he conducted over the years throughout the community and First Baptist is excited to have Caulkins leading their music program and conducting his third Christmas concert at the church. Highlights include a new arrangement of Angels We Have Heard On High by Joan Pinkston, Mary, Did You Know? performed by the First Baptist Ringers, and Away In A Manger in a new setting by Ola Gjeilo. Several soloists will be featured including Jeana Malone, Vincent Gonzalez, Michelle Caulkins and Anthony Contino in Seeking The King. Since last April, First Baptist Church and Elevation Ministries have become partners in ministry. Stronger together than apart, these two congregations share facilities located in the River District at 1735 Jackson Street for the purpose of worship, Bible study, discipleship, fellowship and serving among our neighbors in downtown Fort Myers. For more information, call 334-7747 or visit www.firstbaptistfm.org. Gwyneth Walker JoestandWood TonyContino Michelle Caulkins Jeana Malone Vocal Artistry performing at last years gala Help Make Miracles This Holiday SeasonAs Broadway Palm prepares to present the holiday classic Miracle on 34th Street they are also trying to make some miracles of their own. Through November 30, they are collecting canned goods and nonperishable food that they will donate to needy families this holiday season. For each person who brings a donation in, Broadway Palm will offer a *$5 discount on tickets purchased for Miracle on 34th Street for any performance now through November 30. (*Discount is valid for full-price tickets only and is not valid on previously purchased tickets). Miracle on 34th Street tells the heartwarming story of 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. This dazzling musical is filled with humor, spectacle, beloved songs and is joyful entertainment for the entire family. Join Broadway Palm in making miracles in November with Miracle on 34th Street, playing November 22 through December 25. Performances are Tuesday through Sunday with selected matinees. Check out the all-new, upscale dinner theater 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. Deputy Director Joins Lee County Parks & RecLee County Parks & Recreation has welcomed A. Dana Kasler as its new deputy director. Together with director Dave Harner, Kasler will oversee 250 positions, a $26 million budget and more than 31,500 acres of parks, preserves, facilities and other sites. The department manages recreation centers, community parks, Conservation 20/20 lands, greenways, the Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail, Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins spring training facilities and pristine Gulf-of-Mexico beach parks. Kasler, who started work on November 15, came from a position as parks and recreation director at Moon Township, Pennsylvania, where he handled parks properties owned by the township, community special events, programming, grant writing and sponsorships. He holds masters of science and BS degrees in Recreation from Ohio University. Prior jobs include posts in Ponte Verde Beach and Kingsland, Georgia as well as in Athens, Ohio. For more information about Lee County Parks & Recreation, call 5337275 or visit www.LeeParks.org.


THE RIVER NOVEMBER 23, 20126 Hortoons From page 2Yacht Basin Clubhouseserved as office space for river-cruise businesses. Walk down to the yacht basin and appreciate the labor that helped build one of downtowns most valuable assets. Then stroll a few blocks south to the Southwest Florida Museum of History to learn more about the many WPA projects that dot the downtown landscape. For information, call 321-7430 or go to www.museumofhistory.org. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Be sure to visit one of the areas best research centers, the Southwest Florida Historical Society, where you learn more about how the yacht basin transformed the city in the 1930s. 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, and Ready Cash on Easy Terms: Local Responses to the Depression in Lee County by R. Lyn Rainard. Circus Tickets On Sale Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey will present Fully Charged, Gold Edition, an all-new circus show at Germain Arena on January 3-6. Tickets go on sale on Friday, November 16 at 10 a.m. at Germain Arena with a food drive from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to benefit Feeding Southwest Florida. The public can bring a donation of 10 non-perishable food items and receive a free ticket to the opening performance at 7 p.m. on January 3. Tickets are available at a first come, first served basis with a maximum of four per household. Tickets are also available at www.Ringling.com or Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com. The action begins an hour before show time at the All-Access Pre-Show Party, free to all ticket holders, and includes an exclusive backstage experience and up-close look at the exotic animal menagerie. Bike Club Receives $2,000 Grant From Bike FloridaThe Sanibel Bicycle Club has received a $2,000 grant from Bike Florida. The grant was formally presented to the club on Saturday, November 10, by Tim Bustos, executive director of the Florida Bicycle Association, at the site of the Shared Use Path Welcome Center that was opened by the bike club earlier this year. Bike Florida is a non-profit organization created to promote bicycle tourism within the state and to make Florida safer and more bicycle-friendly. It is a major sponsor of the Share-the-Road campaign, an effort to promote the responsible use of Florida roadways by pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists. According to club president Mike Miller, the club will use the funds to pay remaining construction and upkeep costs of the welcome center and to promote safe bicycling on Sanibel. He adds that information about the Club can be found at www.sanibelbicycleclub.org. The new welcome center is located on the Periwinkle bike path between Huxters and She Sells Sea Shells. Tim Bustos, left, presents the check to Mike Miller, president of the Sanibel Bicycle Club w ww.SeabreezeN u rseries.com ( 239 ) 5 60-1422 If you want your neighbors boring landscape, ca ll your neig hb ors l an d scaper.... If you want a O NEO F-A-KIN D tropical paradi s s e, FREE Lan d scape Consu l tation! V isit o u r Website for more d etail s m s, P al m e s, nativ e n s c roto n d s, bromelia d e s, buttery bush e re & mu ch m or TALK T O U S Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


7 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 23, 2012 Alan Jackson To Play Lakeside Country BashGrammy-award winning country music artist Alan Jackson will headline the fourth annual Lakeside Country Bash on Friday, November 30 at Lakes Regional Park. The concert will feature special performances by country music artist and top male vocalist Rodney Atkins, country music recording artist David Nail and country singer and actress Jana Kramer, also known for her role as Alex Dupre on the television series One Tree Hill. Tickets are $45 for general admission and $65 for limited quantity general seated admission, with proceeds to benefit the Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation. Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster retail outlets and www.ticketmaster.com or avoid ticket surcharges by purchasing at all area Hooters locations in Lee, Charlotte and Collier counties and Lakes Regional Park. Day-of-show tickets are sold at the gate for $55 for general admission and $75 for limited quantity general seated admission. Gates open at 3 p.m., with the first performance beginning at 5 p.m. Sponsorship opportunities also available at a variety of levels and include exclusive VIP-area tickets with catering, restrooms and front-stage access. For sponsorship opportunities and additional information, call Vicki Baugh at 8515294 or visit www.lakesidecountrybash. com and tune in to Cat Country 107.1. The Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable corporation established in 2004 by a group of Lee County business leaders and dedicated citizens who recognize Lakes Park as an extremely important green area in Lee County. The foundations main continued on page 8 David Nail Jana Kramer Alan Jackson Rodney Atkins Lunch, Dinner & Snacks in Between11am-10pm RIV 10% OFF ONE COUPON PER TABLE Can not be used with any other offer. 18% Gratuity may be added to bill before discount. 11am 10pm, Expires Nov. 30, 2012GPS COORDINATES:263.41 N 815.18 W FREE MARINA DOCKAGE with Dock Attendants Assistance 1 1 1 a0p m Nellies Upstairs Waterside Bar Where its Happy Hour all the time!!! www.nervousnellies.net 1131 1st St., Ft. Myers Beach Wink W 96.9 Wink-FM 96.9 Ladies Night Wedn 8pm pm dnesday 6-8p La L L ght gh dies Nig dies Nig with Gina Birch!


THE RIVER NOVEMBER 23, 20128 Along The RiverThe Sunset Celebration returns to Fort Myers Beach this Friday and Saturday nights. Friday features live music from High Tide 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 Fridays, kick up your heels at Nellies Country Fridays. Nervous Nellies Crazy Waterfront Eatery and its second story watering hole Uglys Waterside Bar has teamed with Gator Country 101.9 FM for fabulous food and drink specials. Country rock group Cadillac Blue provides live music on the expansive waterfront patio while you meet your favorite Gator Country DJ. The casual restaurant and bar with the fun-loving staff boasts a large selection of appetizers, fresh seafood, sandwiches and entres. Enjoy happy hour all day, every day at Uglys. Parking for your car, truck or boat is for patrons of Nellies and Uglys. Nervous Nellies Crazy Waterfront Eatery is located at 1131 First Street, Fort Myers Beach in the historic Baywalk district. Go to www.nervousnellies.net for a listing of nightly live entertainment. Call ahead seating is available at 463-8077. Every Saturday morning, The Alliance for the Arts GreenMarket offers an exclusive selection of locally grown, caught and cultivated foods and other products available to sample and purchase. Enjoy live entertainment by local musicians and fun activities for kids, gardening classes and live cooking by local chefs. Eating locally grown and produced foods are good for the area economy and great for your health. Vendors at the GreenMarket offer chemical-free and organic produce, along with fresh baked goods, native plants and all-natural products. Alliance of the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard near the Colonial intersection. It is open year round from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 939-2787 or go to www.artinlee.org. On Saturday, November 24, Jingle Bell Rock comes to the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. The concert, headlined by the Nowhere Band, follows a wreath lighting with the mayor at 7 p.m. The Nowhere Band, Southwest Floridas premier Beatles tribute band, will play on the front steps starting at 8 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 Mayor Randall Henderson. Jingle Bell Rock is the first concert of the new Rock The River concert series. 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 s 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. The songs will bring the smiles and memories back to life! The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is located at 2301 First Street in downtown Fort Myers historic River District. Call 333-1933 or go to www.sbdac.com. Celebrate the end of the work day at The Morgan Houses Top of the Town bar. Gather your friends and coworkers and meet at Top of the Town for the River Districts best happy hour happening every weekday from 4 to 7 p.m. Half-priced appetizers and fabulous drink specials including $1.50 domestic drafts, $3.25 wells and $3.50 house wines. Fridays are extra special with a free appetizer buffet, while supply lasts. Its a great excuse to cut out early! Top of the Town is the Morgan Houses neighborhood bar upstairs from the main dining room. It offers two large bars, 12 draft beers, a full liquor bar, an exciting gourmet menu, live music four nights a week plus a late-night DJ. Seating is available inside in air-conditioned comfort or outside under the starry evening sky. Happy hour specials run weekdays along with a late night happy hour. Top of the Town serves its Terrace Bar Menu on Monday through Saturday from 3 p.m. to close. The Morgan House is located at 33 Patio de Leon, downtown Fort Myers. Call 337-3377 or go to www.morganhouserestaurant.com. On Tuesday, November 27, the Harborside Event Center presents Lifestyles After 50 Fun Fest from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event includes live music, dancing, senior sports area, free bingo, free health screenings, and a Grandkids are the Greatest photo contest. The Harborside Event Center is located at 1375 Monroe Street in the heart of downtown Fort Myers River District. Call 888-670-0040 or go to www.lifestylesafter50fl.com. Yee-haw! Every Friday is Country Night at Nervous Nellies on Fort Myers Beach The Alliance for the Arts GreenMarket sells local produce every Saturday morning Toby & Steve Toby & Steve Please visit our River Weekly News online advertisers at www.islandsunnews.com. You can click through to their Web sites for more information about real estate, shopping, restaurants and services. Just click on the logos surrounding the front page. From page 7Country Bashfocus is to assist Lee County Parks and Recreation in the continued implementation of the $30 million Lakes Park Master Plan, enhancing the parks environmental aesthetics, wildlife habitat and recreational amenities for the community to enjoy for many years to come. Currently, the Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation is focusing its fundraising on creating a botanical garden at Lakes Park. For more information about the foundation, visit www.LakesPark.org. Library ProgramsDecembers roster of activities at the Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library will offer topics for all ages. The following activities are free to the public: Adult What Shade Are You? Fifty Shades of Grey Book Discussion, 1 p.m. Saturday, December 15. Are you a seductive Christian Grey or a young novice like Anastasia Steele? Express your 50 shades of grey at Dunbar Jupiter Hammons book discussion of author EL James best-selling erotic novel. Refreshments will be served. Family Family Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, December 5 and 12. This program is for the whole family and lasts about 30 minutes. Children & Teen Kids Read Down Fines, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays, December 1 and 8. Children and teens can earn a $2 coupon for every 15 minutes of reading, during the allotted time. A total of $8 per day may be earned. For ages 18 and younger. Coupons may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only. Bring your library card. The Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library is located at 3095 Blount Street in Fort Myers. For more information about a program or to register, call 5334150. A sign language interpreter is available with five business days notice to library staff. Assistive listening system available; request at desk. Check the Lee County Library Systems Web site at www.leelibrary.net to find out about programs at other locations. Call the host library, or Telephone Reference at 479-INFO (4636), for more information about a specific program.


9 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 23, 2012 Indian Princess Announces Family Thanksgiving CruiseSouthwest Florida families are invited to celebrate Thanksgiving aboard the Indian Princess authentic double-deck paddleboat on Thursday, November 22. From 4 to 7 p.m., passengers can enjoy a sunset cruise while eating a buffet-style Thanksgiving meal, which will include turkey, stuffing, green beans, mashed potatoes and gravy, rolls, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, salad and more. Adult tickets are $35, which covers the cost of the dinner and cruise but does not include alcoholic beverages. Children 11 years old and younger can enjoy the dinner cruise for $15. In order for all guests to be served downstairs in the dining area, capacity will be limited to 60 people. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 765-8919. The Indian Princess is air-conditioned and includes restrooms, a sound system and a state-of-the-art 48-inch flat screen TV capable of monitoring several areas of the boat and waterway. On the exterior top deck, guests can enjoy spectacular views of the back bays of Fort Myers Beach. The boat, an authentic replica of an American steamship, was originally built in Wisconsin in 2001. Riverboats, mostly paddle wheelers, have traveled the waters of Americas great rivers since Robert Fulton invented the steam engine in 1800. Mark Twain wrote of these vessels in his many books, including The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. The shallow drafts of the boats allow them to navigate the many sandbars and meandering banks of the Mississippi. The boats carry a retractable swing bridge at their bow allowing them to head directly into banks for loading and unloading of cargo or passengers. Many modern paddleboats are driven by hidden underwater screws, and the paddles simply spin idly in the water. The Indian Princess is truly paddle driven; though for reasons of efficiency, weight and pollution, the wood-burning boilers of long ago have been replaced by clean-burning diesel engines. Unless reserved for a private charter, the Indian Princess offers daily cruises from 2 to 4 p.m. as well as sunset cruises. Tickets start at $25 for adults and $15 for children for the two-hour cruise along the back bay of Fort Myers Beach and Ostego Bay. These cruises are popular for their wildlife sightseeing environment. The boat is also available for private rental for sightseeing and sunset cruises as well as weddings, corporate events and private parties. The Indian Princess will also be taking part in the Fort Myers Beach Boat Parade on Saturday, December 1 from 6 to 10 p.m. The Indian Princess is located before the sky bridge next to the Key West Express at 2080 Main Street on Fort Myers Beach. For more information, call 765-8919 or visit www.indianprincessfortmyers.com. Indian Princess cruising the waters of Southwest Florida Veterans Park Rec Center Upcoming EventsVeterans Park Recreation Center, located at 55 Homestead Road South in Lehigh Acres, will be hosting a number of upcoming events. Community Yard Sale Saturday, December 8 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Register for your space now. This is a great way to sell your stuff. Clean out your closets, garages and homes; turn your trash into anothers treasure. Take advantage of the crowds that a community yard sale can generate, or just stop by and shop until you drop. The Community Yard Sale will be held in the Rec Centers parking lot. Bring your own tables or chairs, if needed. Cost is $5 per space; maximum of three spaces per person. Setup starts at 7 a.m.; gates open at 8 a.m. Adults must work the tables and children should be supervised at all times. If you have any questions, call the Veterans Park Recreation Center at 3691521 Breakfast With The Kringles Saturday, December 15 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come join us for a continental style breakfast, holiday crafts and a special visit with Mr. and Mrs. Kringle. Each child will receive a present with their visit. Be sure to bring a camera for your childs holiday photo. Entertainment is provided by the Susan Katz Dance Group. Cost $5 per child (infant to age 13). Price includes breakfast, craft and present. Adults cost $3 (age 14 and older). Price includes breakfast only. If you have any questions, call the Veterans Park Recreation Center at 369-1521. A Dickens Of A ChristmasKick off the holiday season and enjoy a social hour, dinner, silent auction, student recital and, of course, music from the time of Charles Dickens at this fundraiser for The Music Foundation of Southwest Florida. Set for 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 27 at The Landings Yacht, Golf & Tennis Club in Fort Myers, proceeds support scholarships and camps for local music students. More than 4,000 students benefit from music foundation programs each year. Local media personality Craig Wolf will oversee the merriment and encourage attendees to bid on a wide variety of auction items while the audience enjoys performances from talented young musicians, The Suncoast Brass and a delicious dinner at The Landings, located at 4425 South Landings Drive in Fort Myers. Cost to attend the event is just $40 per person, which includes dinner. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Ruth Christman at 2750057. For more information, send an email to JCFMA@aol.com. 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 Step back in time as you travel the back bays on this authentic Paddle Wheeler O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O N N N N 239-765-8919 w ww.IndianPrincessFortMyers.com 2080 Main Street, Fort Myers Beach Share your community news with us. 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THE RIVER NOVEMBER 23, 201210 The Heights Foundation Receives GrantLast week, The Heights Foundation received a $10,000 grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation to support the Heights Center culinary program. The program will empower low-income adults to gain economic self-sufficiency through foodservice job training and social enterprise. Once complete, the culinary center will be a 1,200 square foot commercial teaching kitchen, located within the Heights Center, a 14,000 square foot facility for education, opportunity and enrichment in the Harlem Heights community. Trainees will receive progressive on-the-job and classroom training and support. At Bank of America, we focus on advancing economic opportunity in the communities we serve, said Gerri Moll, Fort Myers and Naples President for Bank of America. We are proud to partner with the Heights Foundation and create opportunities that lead to personal growth, independence and ultimately economic vitality. Our culinary program will allow individuals to learn and practice technical skills in an environment that fosters self-sufficiency, lifelong learning and personal growth, said Julie Workman, director of programs and community relations at the Heights Center. The Bank of America Grant will allow us to partner with Catalyst Kitchens to provide training, certification and job readiness skills to 150 adults. In addition to the culinary program, the Heights Center provides holistic, family-centered support to promote selfsufficiency. The Foundation connects atrisk individuals with information, support, and assistance to participate in supportive educational, job development, and family stabilization resources. For more information about The Heights Foundation and The Heights Center, call 482-7706, email info@ heightsfoundation.org or visit www. heightsfoundation.org. Julie Workman, director of programs and community relations at the Heights Center, Christine Ruiz, Bank of America market manager, corporate social responsibility, and Kathryn Kelly, president and CEO of the Heights Foundation What Does It Mean To Live United?submitted by Tony Lapi, chairman, Sanibel-Captiva United Way CampaignThe last time I painted my house, I used a six-inch brush as compared to a four-inch brush. Why? The larger the brush, the more coverage and the more efficient I was. Our local United Way acts in the same way by creating a broad stroke, it covers and unites the services of many agencies. It also helps assure the efficiencies of those agencies. Our local United Way agency is the best in the entire United States based on its size for return on investment. Over 90 percent of every dollar goes back to the agencies! Unlike my house, the United Way has to paint the house each year. This year, the house got a little bigger. Our Sanibel-Captiva United Way Campaign Committee has decided to increase our goal to $315,000. Your gift to the United Way not only helps on Sanibel through the FISH organization, but supports an array of agencies which work in conjunction with FISH to help those in need. I am extremely proud of our company for raising over $50,000 among our employees and company match. Some of our employees at Tween Waters Inn have benefited using the United Way 211 helpline to help guide them to the agency best suited for their particular need. Does the United Way help everyone? Probably not, but it does function better than any other non-profit I know for the range it covers. That alone is a reason why our company, employees and I support it. If you have a company and would like to start an employee campaign, I would be happy to show you how. Its not the idea how much you and your employees give, but its the idea that they are living united and may help someone they may never meet who has fallen through the cracks and needs a helping hand. I hope you will consider the United Ways needs as you make a donation. All money raised in the United Way campaign stays in the local community to help support the local human service network of partner agencies. United Way partner agencies like Harry Chapin Food Bank, CCMI, FISH of Sanibel and Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center. In addition to raising funds for human service organizations in our community, the United Way promotes partnerships and collaborations among agencies, helping them to work together focusing on issues and solutions that continue to improve lives. The United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades has been the way the community cares since it was established in 1957. For more information, please call United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades counties at 433-2000 or visit www.unitedwaylee. org. If you or someone you know needs help, call United Way 211 by dialing 2-1-1 or 433-3900. Greeters Club LuncheonLooking to make new friends and join in monthly activities? Attend the next luncheon meeting of The Greeters Club of Greater Fort Myers on December 20 at Colonial Country Club, 9181 Independence Way in Fort Myers. There will be a member accessory auction for the holiday season. Luncheon cost is $20 and reservations are required. Contact Janet Gambuzza at 454-5750, Marie Gaither at 791-8966 or email: wmgaither@aol.com. Check Facebook at Greeters of Fort Myers for other activities. Tony Lapi Movie Night In The ParkFort Myers Recreation Division invites you to a free Movie Night In The Park on Thursday, November 29. The feature presentation will be the Will Ferrell holiday comedy Elf, where Buddy was a baby who stowed away in Santas toy bag and ended up at the North Pole. The elves raise him as one of their own, but when he begins to notice his differences to the other elves, he travels to New York City to find his birth father. The film will be shown at the STARS Complex, located at 2980 Edison Avenue in Fort Myers beginning at 7:30 p.m. Free onsite parking is available. Attendees may bring their own lawn chairs and blankets for seating. Admission is free and all concessions are $1. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call 321-7350. ArtFest Returns To Fort MyersAdding an exciting art experience to elementary after-school programs is the focus of the ArtFest Fort Myers Art Clubs. This collaborative effort of Southwest Floridas premier art festival and Edison State College provides young students with an opportunity to get creative and have fun. Student teachers from Edison State College head up these clubs, while ArtFest Fort Myers provides the art supplies and facilitates a mentoring program between Karen Flanders, art teacher at Edison Park Creative & Expressive Arts School, and the Edison State College teacher candidates. This fall, the Art Club after-school art experiences take place at Orangewood Elementary, Colonial Elementary and Orange River Elementary. A broad variety of projects include weaving, watercolor, sculpture, collage and more will give hands-on art experience to elementary students and real world teaching experience to Edison State teacher candidates. ArtFest Fort Myers, the annual juried fine art festival, takes place on February 1, 2 and 3 in the Fort Myers River District. Join more than 200 professional artists from across the county and around the world in the largest high school art exhibit and competition in south Florida and a free interactive art experiences for children of all ages. For more information about supporting the ArtFest Fort Myers art education outreach program, visit www. ArtFestFortMyers.com, call 768-3602 or email info@ArtFestFortMyers.com. To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


11 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 23, 2012 Fort Myers Rotary Club MeetingThe Womens Fund of Southwest Florida presented research and programs to support opportunities leading to economic security for women at the November 6 Rotary Club of Fort Myers meeting. The initiatives include a leveraged savings program for low-to-moderate income women to assist them in building financial assets for education and training, toward the purchase of their first home, or to startup or expand their business. The Womens Fund is working hard to secure federal funding for our regions women to build assets through savings, said Brenda Tate, president of The Womens Fund of Southwest Florida. Can you imagine every family who applies for need based scholarship being offered the opportunity to open a savings account at a local bank to save for education? When that savings goal is reached, The Womens Fund will match each saved dollar with two more. Thats a two to one return on the investment. The other program, paired with training and mentoring, will offer women business owners access to capital for their business start-up or expansion. The Womens Fund recently released research findings on the status of women in Southwest Florida, examining four core areas including population and diversity, employment and income, achievement and autonomy, health and well-being. The Womens Fund commissioned the Regional Economic Research Institute at Florida Gulf Coast University to investigate the status of women and girls in Southwest Florida in order to benchmark progress, inform public policy, set funding priorities and programming, and to inspire demand for additional knowledge about the status of women and girls in Southwest Florida. The mission of The Womens Fund of Southwest Florida is to raise money through federal and state grants, and relationships with individual and corporate donors, and employ a strategic grant-making model to fund programs and organizations that address the special, critical needs of women and girls in Southwest Florida. Founding members of the Womens Fund of Southwest Florida Board of Directors include Brenda Tate, president; Linda Uhler, secretary/treasurer; Lalai Hamric, vice chair; and Lou Pontius, chair. For more information and to view the executive summary of The Status of Women in Southwest Florida report, visit www.womensfundflorida.org or email contact@womensfundflorida.org. The Rotary Club of Fort Myers is celebrating 88 years of service. Meetings are held every Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m. at the Royal Palm Yacht Club, 2360 West First Street in Fort Myers. For more information, call 332-8158 or visit www.rotaryfortmyers.org. The Womens Fund of Southwest Florida Board of Directors, from left, Lou Pontius, chair; Lalai Hamric, vice chair; Brenda Tate, president; and Linda Uhler, secretary/treasurer ELC Book Fair For Literacy BuddiesThe Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida (ELC) has partnered with Fort Myers, Estero and Naples Barnes & Noble Booksellers to host an in-store Book Fair on Saturday, December 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A percentage of the daily sales from this three-store event will directly benefit the ELCs Literacy Buddies Program. Customers attending this event will also be able to purchase books for donation to the Literacy Buddy Program directly. The Estero store will be featuring a wide variety of readings and activities throughout the event starting with special entertainment like music and singing presented by Montessori of Naples from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Bilingual author Dr. Mireille Lauture of Edison State College will be hosting a book signing with her book, Bobo The Sneaky Dog, from 11 a.m. to noon. A special reading is also scheduled from 1 to 2 p.m. presented by Susan Lindenmuth of the Estero Fire Department with her firehouse team member, Ember the Fire Dog. Barnes & Noble in Fort Myers will also be showcasing readings and activities starting at 10 a.m. with a presentation by Monique Brooks of the North Fort Myers Fire Department, along with her partners, Sparky the Fire Dog and Freddie the Fire Truck. Local cartoonist Doug MacGregor will be drawing live at 11:30 a.m. and he will also be hosting a book signing that runs from noon to 3:30 p.m. featuring his book, Get Creative Turn On The Bright Side Of Your Brain There will be a special appearance by author Lee Bennett Hopkins, who will be hosting a book signing from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. for his new book, Marys Song. South Trail Fire and Rescue representative Christie Knudsen and her team members will also be in attendance for readings, along with showcasing their fire truck from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. The Naples store will start their event with readings by the Conservancy of Florida at 10:30 a.m. and the Naples Botanical Garden at 11:30 a.m. to noon. From noon to 1 p.m., children can enjoy a reading by Lee VanGelder of the Crime Prevention Unit, along with their special guest, McGruff the Crime Dog. In addition, Claudia Kendall, starting at 11 a.m. and running until 3 p.m., will offer face painting for the children. The Barnes & Noble Booksellers locations will continue to participate through their online sales starting on December 2 and running until December 6. Visit their website at www.barnesandnoble.com and be sure to click on the button and add the required code to designate your purchase proceeds be applied for this event at check out. For more details, contact Mercedes Lawler of Barnes & Noble at crm2711@bn.com or call 437-1289. The Estero store is in the Coconut Point Mall, located at 23130 Fashion Drive in Estero. They can be reached directly at 947-8724. The Fort Myers store is in the Marketplace Shopping Center located at 13751 Tamiami Trail in South Fort Myers. To contact them directly, call 437-0654. The Naples store is located in the Waterside Shops, located at 5377 Tamiami Trail in Naples. They can be reached directly at 598-5200. For more information regarding the Literacy Buddies Program, visit www. elcofswfl.org. For more information on the book drive, contact Donna Schehr at 210-6868 or Donna.Schehr@elcofswfl. org. Estates Open Thanksgiving WeekendThe Edison & Ford Winter Estates will be open Friday, November 23 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and will be closed only Thanksgiving Day, November 22. In addition to the regularly scheduled guided tours and audio tours, on Friday, November 22, the Edison Ford Creative Cottage opens in the Edison Caretakers House for the holiday season. This is an annual holiday installation and includes new specialty items, featured artists, and all things Edison and Ford. This year, the new Edison Ford Gift Card is available for purchase. The Creative Cottage will focus on lighted ornaments and jewelry as well as work by participating artist partners like Leoma Lovegrove, Doug MacGregor, Marie Adams and Augusta Crane. Edison Ford members are always admitted free and receive a 10 percent shopping discount. For non-members a shoppers pass will be issued at the main ticket area. 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. Chocolate & Spirits Festival At Bell Tower ShopsThe Lee County Library Systems annual Chocolate & Spirits Festival, one of the areas favorite tasting events, will be held on Friday, November 30 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the center court of the Bell Tower Shops. Area restaurants will provide samples of sinfully delicious chocolate creations including mole, chocolate lava cake, holiday flavored truffles, sea salt dark chocolates, chocolate martinis, chocolate beer and more. There will be live music provided by the Randy Stephens Band and a gift packed silent auction. This is so much fun every year, said Margie Byers, Southwest Florida Reading Festival Coordinator. It is a great way to kick off the holiday season with luscious chocolate food and drink, live music and the awe-inspiring holiday decorations of the Bell Tower Shops. It is truly a crowd favorite. Admission is free. The event is sponsored by the Bell Tower Shops, Cr, World of Beer and the Florida Rep Theatre. Chocolate samples, beverages and chance drawing tickets may be purchased at the event for $1 each. There will also be a silent auction with a variety of items including tickets to Universal Studios, Harley Davidson motorcycle rentals, theater tickets, beach front family portrait sessions, massages and more. Proceeds from the Chocolate & Spirits Festival will benefit the Southwest Florida Reading Festival. The festival is a free community event, scheduled for March 16, 2013, to showcase the Lee County Library Systems programs and resources and promote reading and literacy. For more information, visit www.readfest.org.


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 23, 201212


13 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 23, 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. Holiday Turkey Drive To Benefit The HungryIrresistible Confections will be collecting turkeys for its first inaugural Holiday Turkey Drive from December 1 to 15, benefitting Community Cooperative Ministries, Inc. and its Everyday Caf. Frozen donations can be dropped off at Irresistible Confections, located at 8890 Salrose Lane in Fort Myers, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For every turkey donated, Irresistible Confections will be giving a two-piece truffle box of holiday flavors. With more than 400 turkeys needed to feed the hungry and homeless during this holiday season, Irresistible Confections challenges businesses to donate five or more turkeys to receive 12 percent off corporate holiday orders. CCMI is incredibly grateful for the support of this community and for our good friends at Irresistible Confections, who continuously support our agency throughout the year, said Tracey Galloway, CEO of CCMI. The kind donations will help CCMI prepare a holiday meal to the families and individuals in Lee County who would otherwise go without during the season. CCMI is an innovative nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of social service entrepreneurs fighting to end homelessness and hunger in our community. The agency provides more than 15,000 meals each month through its Everyday Caf and Marketplace and Home Delivered Meals programs. CCMI also educates 40 children in its Community Montessori, offers homeless and comprehensive case coaching services through its United Way Resource House, oversees an emergency mobile food pantry and supplies weekend backpacks full of food to more than 2,500 children each school year. CCMI serves Fort Myers and the greater Lee County area, including Bonita Springs, Cape Coral and Lehigh Acres. CCMI works in partnership with United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades, Harry Chapin Food Bank and various community foundations as well as collaborating with fellow community and service groups including The School District of Lee County and numerous churches, businesses and community support organizations. For more information, call 332-7687 or visit www.ccmileecounty.com. Email your editorial copy to: press@riverweekly.com CCMI Receives Target Grant For Everyday Cafs And MarketplacesCommunity Cooperative Ministries, Inc. announced that its Everyday Cafs and Marketplaces were awarded a $3,000 grant from Target Corporation. In recognition of the efforts of CCMI in ending local hunger and homelessness, the grant will provide much needed food and supplies for the caf and marketplace. CCMI looks forward to our continued partnership with Target that has involved both community volunteering and financial support. This grant funding will make a significant impact on helping the Everyday Cafs and Marketlaces feed the hungry during the holiday season, and we are extremely grateful for this assistance. said Tracey Galloway, CEO of CCMI. The grant is part of Targets ongoing efforts to build strong, safe and healthy communities across the country. These efforts include Targets long history of giving 5 percent of its profit to communities, which today equals more than $4 million every week. As part of this commitment, Target is on track to give $1 billion for education by the end of 2015 to help kids learn, schools teach and parents and caring adults engage. At Target, we are committed to serving local communities where we do business, said Laysha Ward, president of community relations at Target. Thats why we are proud to partner with CCMI as we work to strengthen communities and enrich the lives of our guests and team members. In addition to the grant received by CCMI Target also gives through signature programs such as: Take Charge Of Education, a school fundraising initiative that provides undesignated funds to local schools for whatever they need most, from books and school supplies to classroom technology. Arts Accessibility, free or reduced-price admission to arts and cultural events nationwide. Target School Library Makeovers, a program that leverages Targets world-class design expertise to transform school libraries across the country with new construction, furniture, and technology, as well as 2,000 new books. Education Grants and Awards, including Books for Schools Awards, Target Field Trip Grants and Early Childhood Reading Grants, that provide schools, libraries, teachers and nonprofit organizations the resources they need to bring learning to life and put more kids on the path to graduation. TRADITIONAL THANKSGIVING DINNERfeaturingGRILLED VEAL RIB CHOPdrizzled with roasted shallots, fresh rosemary, red wine demi glace. Served with scallopini potatoes and fresh asparagus.4 P.M.H Mbtn A Afrb Cbt Pt Rbbft Snbb H Mbtn A Afrb Cbt Pt R b b f t S n b b To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


THE RIVER NOVEMBER 23, 201214 ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEADS FACTORY TRAINED MERCURY MARINER JOHNSON EVINRUDE SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I/O'S MERCRUISERCourteous Professional Marine Repair Service Dockside Service Serving Sanibel & Captiva For Life472-3380 466-3344 Your Bottom Call on Paint PricesDave Doane NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEA D S FA C T O RY T R A I N E D MER C U RY MARINER JO HN SO N EVINR U DE S UZUKI YAMAHA O M C I/ O S MER C RU I S E R C ourteous Professional Marine Repair S erv i ce D oc k s i d e S erv i ce S ervin g S anibel & C aptiva For Li f e Y B t t Yo ur Botto m Yo ur B ot to m C Call on Paint Prices Call on Paint Prices Da v e D oa n e 1 Low Tide Reveals More Fishing Optionsby Capt. Matt MitchellThe big low tides of winter are here. Some of the morning lows this week were minus five feet. Add to that northeasterly winds and the water was much lower than the tide chart forecast. If you can get your boat off the lift, these super low water conditions are a great time go fishing. Not only does it bunch up the fish, but it really exposes channels, sandbars and grass flats you would never really know the layout of until you see it with your own eyes. Action on the low water was brisk all over the sound this week. Deeper creeks and edges of bars in the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge were good places to get started. Bouncing live shrimp on the bottom caught a wide variety of species with a few keeper size redfish in the mix, too. Trout, black drum, sheepshead and ladyfish made up most of the action back in the refuge. While fishing the edge of one shallow bar, we managed to sight-fish a few tailing reds as they moved up and down the shallow water feeding. The biggest redfish sight-fished one morning was only 23 inches, but to see, cast and catch these fish is always a thrill. The edges of these deeper channels in the refuge have been loaded with trout of all sizes. Both Skitterwalks and Mirrodine lures drew great top water strikes. This year marks the end of the November/December sea trout closure for our area. This is good to hear as trout stocks are at a higher level than they have been in years. This closure never really made any sense to me as our trout seem to spawn in the springtime. These popular fish are generally easy to catch and make for a nice fish dinner for clients. With the mullet spawn in full swing now, one of my favorite things to do on the lower winter tides is to sight-fish for the bull sharks that make their living on these mullet schools. These schools of roe-filled mullet can be in the tens of thousands and larger than a football field in size. This annual event usually starts right after Thanksgiving and ends sometime in January. Mullet school up in huge numbers and make their way out of the rivers and estuaries through the passes and into the gulf to spawn a few miles offshore. Mullet schools can be spotted throughout the sound and across many shallow grass flats. Wherever the mullet go, the sharks that feed on them are not far behind. On shallow water flats, fivefoot-plus bull sharks are easy to spot, often swimming in water too shallow for them to hide their backs, dorsal fins and tails. A fresh chunk of mullet or ladyfish pitched out in front of a shark will quickly draw the attention of this apex predator. After watching the shark eat your bait, set the hook and simply hold on. The show is just starting. Watching the big head shakes, submarine-like wake and mud trail behind the charging, hooked shark all in less the knee deep water is a rush. The shallow flats around Rocky Channel and Buck Key are both great places to do this. Capt. Matt Mitchell has been fishing local waters since he moved to Sanibel in 1980. He now lives in St. James City and works as a back country fishing guide. If you have comments or questions, email captmattmitchell@aol. com. Send Us Your Fish TalesThe River Weekly would like to hear from anglers about their catches. Send us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of catch, species and weight, and include photographs with identification. Drop them at the River Weekly, 1609 Hendry Street, Suite 15, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, or email to press@riverweekly.com. 481 4 7 33 12600 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myer s www. scuba vi ced iv e r s co m S wim with t h e Fi s h es BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island The trout season is not closing this year


15 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 23, 2012 From page 1Millions In Scholarshipsfaces of students as they discovered that attending college was more than a dream and were successful in securing scholarships based on their academic and athletic achievements. More than 20 colleges and universities from the East Coast and the Midwest sections of the United States were present. Community leaders gathered at Art of the Olympians Museum and Gallery for a special luncheon welcoming representatives from Infinite Scholar Program, colleges and universities, and the Lee County School Board. No words can really capture what it feels like to be a part of something that helps create a positive future for so many students, added Lenny Katz, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney and AOTO Board member. AOTO staff are joined by Infinite Scholar Program representatives Fort Myers Mayor Randy Henderson addresses the Infinite Scholar Group at AOTO Read us online at IslandSunNews.com From page 1Kanzius TrialsWe were surprised to find that radio waves without nanoparticles or chemotherapy kill between 10 percent and 30 percent of pancreatic and primary liver cancer cells, Curley said. Combine it with common chemo drugs, you not only kill the cancer cells, the cancer doesnt grow as resistant to the chemotherapy as it typically does. here are two implications to the announcement: 1) The effectiveness of the machine increases since it would allow doctors more latitude in using the technology and 2) it may be a short cut to human trials since the machine itself could be submitted to FDA supported by the laboratory results rather than the machine and the research being submitted as a single process. Regardless of when human trials begin, they will likely focus on these new types of treatment that dont require nanoparticles, Curley said. You have the machine and you have the nanoparticles, so you would have to go through a combined morbidity process for the FDA, Curley said. On the other hand, it would likely be a lot easier to get just the device approved because the nanoparticles are considered a drug and that process is more difficult. Research with the nanoparticles will continue at MD Anderson, according to Curley. Curleys laboratory at the MD Anderson Cancer Research Center in Houston, Texas is the primary research facility for the Kanzius technology. Research is also underway at the University of Pittsburg and the University of California, Davis. Curley is presently testing a large Radio Frequency Generator on pigs that is sufficiently sized for humans. Human trials have been the goal of the research. Curley said the FDA submittal for the machine would have to come from Therm Med, the company formed by John Kanzius before his death and currently managed by his widow, Marianne Kanzius. Therm Med is producing the machine. We are continuing the development of the machine, now in its fifth iteration, and will make the submittal to the FDA at such time as we are reasonably confident that all elements of the research and the equipment have reached the stage where approval is reasonably certain. Our goal is to bring the project to human trials as quickly as possible, Kanzius said. The research teams will need to demonstrate at least two years of successful clinical trials to seek FDA approval to begin the Phase I Human Trials. If, as Curley says, the machine approval process is easier, it could take several months off the time required to reach human clinical trials. Lee County Memorial Health System is one of five hospitals nationwide designated as a human trial site. As a public service, the Island Sun has been following the development of the technology since its inception with a continuing series of articles and has also sponsored forums designed to inform the public more about it. Marianne Kanzius, widow of John Kanzius, founder of the cancer technology, in the MD Anderson Lab Dr. Steven Curley, lead researcher


THE RIVER NOVEMBER 23, 201216 Wide Beaches And High Dunes Protect People And Propertysubmitted by Ken and Kate Gooderham, ASBPA executive directorsWhat happens when you wrap a hurricane inside a winter storm, and have it come ashore during extremely high tides? Unexpected and significant coastal impacts, including major beach erosion, flooding and structural damage but concentrated in those areas where the beach and dune defenses were not adequate to absorb the surge and waves from this record-setting storm. While the official (and much-needed) analysis of the storms components for catastrophe will be months, there are some broad-brush takeaways from the storm: Wider beaches with high dunes work. Except (perhaps) for where Sandy made direct landfall, the story consistently was that wide sandy beaches and high dune systems kept the waves away from upland property and infrastructure, and prevented flooding from the unexpected storm surge.. Even in areas where the beaches and dunes were lost, they provided the first line of defense and help minimize the amount of damage that occurred. They absorbed the first onslaught of wave energy and storm surge before they were overcome. Where the beach was narrow or the dunes too low, Sandy overtopped the coastal protections, flooded the upland homes and structures and pushed beach sand into the streets. Of course, when designing a beach you normally dont prepare a coastal system for a direct hit by a once-in-a-lifetime (we hope) storm any more than seat belts and air bags can protect you when the car youre in is hit by a train. High dunes and wide beaches were no match for a 15-foot storm surge and a mountain of water that had days to build momentum in those areas north of where Sandy made landfall. Even though these engineered systems were not designed to provide protection for a super storm the size of Sandy, they performed above and beyond all expectations. One of the reasons for having a wide beach is to create a buffer, so sand will be sacrificed to help protect things landward of it; similarly high dunes behind the beach serve as a levee, preventing inland flooding. Mostly, in Sandy all along the affected coast healthy beaches did just that; when adjacent coastal communities suffered differing amounts of damage, the health (width and height) of their beach and dunes systems was the deciding factor in reducing destruction. Coastal protection doesnt stop at the coastline. In the face of storms like Sandy, keeping coastal communities safe isnt just about wide healthy beaches. Some of the worst destruction happened in those towns and cities where flood waters could run amok once seawalls and other hard structures were overtopped because groundlevel buildings and aging infrastructure were no match for rising tides. Worse, some cities had no easy way to drain off floodwaters once the tides receded, because barriers and geography kept gravity from doing its job making a bad situation worse and delaying recovery and repair. We need to heed the warning of coastal scientists and implement coastal protection plans developed by coastal engineers. Along the coast, plans and preparations are often more shaped by politics and personal preferences than by prudence doing whats possible rather than whats necessary. Politicians need to heed warnings that are based on coastal facts and science (rather than just those based on volume and stridency). Conversely, we need to demand good science reproducible, redundant and reliable be used as the basis for our policy decision-making whenever possible, rather than accepting the assertions of well-meaning but unqualified experts as the inspiration for coastal action. Wider beaches and high dune systems, along with elevated structures built to tested building codes and siting plans, can provide significant protection and sustainability of our coastal infrastructure. The cost of doing it right is higher than what has been spent in the past, but significantly less than the cost to clean up and repair the impacts of a single storm such as Sandy. Protecting coastal infrastructure is a crucial investment. Particularly in those areas with crucial public infrastructure (tunnels, power plants, airports, major roadways) so close to the coast, a sound protection plan would limit damage and speed recovery. Plans big and small will be advanced in the months to come to deal with the vulnerabilities exposed by Sandy, and we encourage reinforcement to be part of the recovery and repair investment. This should be a wake-up call for other coastal communities unaffected by the storm. We would hope the events of the past several days will inspire them to look hard at their own potential weak infrastructure links and start considering what steps they can take to shore up those crucial public resources before they face the storm specter staring down at them. As New Jersey and New York were just reminded, its not a question of if but when and how bad. For more information, go to www.asbpa.org, Facebook or www.twitter.com/ asbpa. Ding Darling Unveils Marvelous Manatees ExhibitA crowd of media, refuge donors and friends, The Sanibel School 5th grade class, and representatives from the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau (VCB) applauded at 9 a.m. Tuesday morning, November 13, as Ding Darling Refuge officials and partners unveiled the long-awaited Marvelous Manatees exhibit. The exhibit enhances the educational value of an articulated manatee skeleton that the refuge acquired a couple of years ago for the free education center. The Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) received a grant from the West Coast Inland Navigation District (WCIND) to build the hands-on exhibit. It features suspended models of a lifesized manatee and her calf, interpretive signage, and a number of hands-on activities including a CSI-type forensic area similar to what the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service uses. Charitable gifts to DDWS from the McCabe and Vanderbilt families made it possible to have the skeleton of a local manatee articulated and installed. The grant from the WCIND significantly upgraded the exhibit, which will be accessible free-of-charge to education center visitors. Our mission at the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge is conservation, wildlife and habitat protection, research, and education, said Refuge Manager Paul Tritaik. Education-wise, this exhibit will teach the hundreds of thousands visitors each year to the education center about anatomy, bones, and specimen study, as well as issues facing the survival of the manatee as a species. Our hope is that people will learn about the manatee, fall in love with the special creature, and want to protect it, said DDWS Executive Director Birgie Vertesch. This is very exciting, and we are honored the WCIND chose to support this important conservation project. As a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, DDWS works to support JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuges mission of conservation, wildlife and habitat protection, research, and public education through charitable donations and refuge nature shop proceeds. To support DDWS and the refuge with a tax-deductible gift, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org or contact Birgie Vertesch at 292-0566, 472-1100 ext. 4, or director@dingdarlingsociety.org. Supervisory Refuge Ranger Toni Westland asks the kids to lift two manatee bones and explains why the one hit by a boat is heavier. This part of the exhibit replicates U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service forensic operations. Justin McBride, WCIND; Doris Hardy, DDWS vice president; Paul Tritaik, refuge ranger (under the curtain); and Toni Westland, supervisory refuge ranger, helped unveil the exhibit


17 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 23, 2012 CROW Case Of The Week: Green Sea Turtleby Patricia MolloyA green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) arrived at CROW in a lethargic state so severe that it could not lift its head. During examination, it was given an injection of fluids for hydration and potassium to increase its irregular heartbeat. Blood samples were also taken, which indicated the turtle was suffering from exposure to red tide. Dr. Heather Barron noticed that the initial response was immediate, as the patient suddenly held up its head and moved its fins. The turtle is now resting in a tub in the clinic while basking under a heat lamp to regulate its body temperature. Arrangements were made to surgically insert a tube in the turtles neck to allow the staff to give it fluids intravenously (IV) regularly spiked with potassium. Weve got to keep her heart rate up. Its important that its blood flow is regulated so it is getting enough to its brain stem, stated Dr. Heather. A couple of days after surgery, Helen Ingraham, DVM intern, noticed immediate irregularities in the turtles heart rate after it received a potassium spike to its fluid bag. As a result, Dr. Heather ordered an steadily increasing dose of an antispasmodic alkaloid used to relax smooth muscle and increase and regulate a patients heart rate. Its an antidote for a variety of toxic agents. She also recommended switching the potassium injections from IV to IM (intramuscularly). Im very worried about this patient. Its just not responding as quickly as I had hoped it would and Im afraid to feed it or do anything else, because it is also hypokalemic, which means it may have no smooth muscle or cilia; food would just rot in its GI tract, which could cause regurgitation and aspiration. I think were doing what we should be doing right now. Brevetoxicosis is something that she should be able to recover from. The green sea turtle has been at the clinic for just over a week, while its condition has stabilized, it has not improved greatly. Im so stressed as to why that turtle is not responding. It probably has to do with a low level of potassium in the blood. We are keeping our fingers crossed for a steady improvement. CROW relies solely on charitable support for its patients, as they do not have health insurance. If you would like to support this extraordinary sea turtle on its road to recovery, go to CROWs website and make a donation to patient #3192. CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from our local area. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to P.O. Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit www.crowclinic.org. The green sea turtle (patient #3192) is in serious but stable condition. Note the cap that was surgically inserted for its daily fluid drip The Alien Invasion At SCCFMore than 500 fish and wildlife species, 1,180 plant species and who knows how many insects that are not native now live and multiply in Florida were introduced by humans. Some like the pythons in the Everglades are having devastating effects. Come and learn about the species that make up Sanibel and Captivas Alien Invasion on Wednesday, November 28 at 10 a.m. in the SCCF Nature Center, 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Cost is $5 for adults, with SCCF members and children admitted free. Lionfish were documented in local waters last year Local Waters/Local Charts ClassThe San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron, a unit of the United States Power Squadrons, will be offering the popular Local Waters/Local Charts class. The class will be held on Saturday, December 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This class is directed towards new boaters and boaters new to the area as well as those wishing to learn chart reading. It will provide the boater with some of the basics of navigation, oriented to the Fort Myers area. Students will be using chart #11427, which must be brought to class. An optional On-The-Water training will also be offered at a later date; check with the class instructor for details. The cost of the class is $40. The class is being taught at the San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron Classroom, located at 16048 San Carlos Blvd at the corner of Kelly Road (across from ACE Hardware). Students can register online at www.scbps.com or call 466-4040. Fall Judged Show Award Winners AnnouncedAt the Sunday reception held at the Fort Myers Beach Art Association the winners of the first judged show of the season were announced. The show, sponsored by Fresh Catch Bistro, was judged by Steve Rogers, who taught a watercolor workshop at the gallery last week. The varied media and techniques displayed in the show highlighted the talent of the local artists. Visitors are welcome to visit the gallery and view the work which will be on display until November 29. Winners are: Firts place: Sue Pink, No Time Second place: Fred Bushnell, Morning Has Risen Third place: Anne Kittel, One,Two,Three Merit Awards: Tracy Cullimore, Dads Day Off Nory McNeils, Captiva Beach Terry Shattuck, Granddaddy-6 Mile Cypress Honorable Mentions: Michele Buelow, Pilgrim Haven Beach Kathy Ross, Rush Hour Venice Joan Zeoli, Figure #2 Maya Bryant Plein Air Award: Randon Eddy, Im Outa Here The Fort Myers Beach Art Association gallery is located at Donora and Shellmound on the beach. It is open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday. (turn at the blinking light at Estero and Donora). For more information on shows or classes call 463-3909 or visit the website at www.fortmyersbeachart.com.


THE RIVER NOVEMBER 23, 201218 Caring For Your PlantsGreenhouse Palmsby Justen DobbsAlthough we live in one of the warmest climates in the United States, there are some palm trees that simply wont grow here. Our climate is technically a subtropical rainforest due to our 65 to 95 degree average temperatures and 55 inch average annual rainfall, but as you get closer to the equator, the averages go up. Some of the most beautiful palm trees in the world grow naturally in places like the Amazon rainforest, the South Pacific and some island chains in the Indian Ocean. These truly tropical rainforests never see frost and can average up to 200 inches of rain per year. Most of the palms and plants that come from these regions wont grow outdoors here in Southwest Florida, but can be grown in a greenhouse. Although we dont see many greenhouses here in South Florida, they are more common up north because the temperature and water can be controlled precisely within the greenhouse. This allows places like Washington, DC, Los Angeles, California and Columbus, Ohio to grow beautiful, colorful palm trees and plants to be enjoyed by plant enthusiasts as well as the general public. Some popular palm trees for greenhouse growing are the Lipstick palm (Cyrtostachys renda) from Malaysia, the Fiji Fan palm (Pritchardia pacifica), the Ruffled Fan palm (Licuala grandis) and the Seychelles Stilt palm (Vershaffeltia splendida). Some other tropical plants that are often grown are orchids, bromeliads, anthuriums, ferns, aloes and tropical fruit trees. Each of these palms and plants have four basic needs to survive: heat, humidity, water and airflow. An alternative to building a glass or plastic greenhouse is the atrium. An Atrium is a common area of a house that is typically closed in by three walls and one glass wall or glass roof. I just spoke with a friend up in New Jersey after he had gone through Hurricane Sandy and he said that his atrium remained unharmed, even while trash cans and wood planks were being thrown at his home. Had he had a greenhouse, it would have likely been destroyed. So, why go through all the effort of growing palm trees or plants that arent designed to grow here in the first place? Tending to tropical plants, in my opinion, is very therapeutic and caters to my nurturing side. When you successfully grow a tropical palm for several years, it can become a topic of conversation, a personal triumph and sometimes a lucrative endeavor should you ever decide to re-sell it. If you are interested in building a small greenhouse, it can be done for as little as a few hundred dollars. When researching tropical plants to grow, I suggest learning about the growth rate of each one. If you like one that happens to be a slow grower, try to start with a slightly larger specimen and refrain from buying wimpy seedlings from backyard eBay vendors. Dobbs is a landscape architect in south Florida specializing in custom, upscale landscapes. He can be reached at seabreezenurseries@gmail.com. Lipstick palms are prized for their spectacular stem color This Betel Nut palm is growing in a large greenhouse in Los Angeles. Outside, it would die the first winter Plant SmartLiving On Air?by Gerri ReavesPeople seeing a plant balanced on a power line or tree limb might wonder, How does it live without soil? In fact, epiphytes or air plants dont live on air alone, nor are they parasites. They fasten themselves to a host plant or platform, capture sunlight and gather nutrients from air, rain and organic matter that come their way. All of the plants shown here are epiphytic have the ability to apparently live on air and all are common South Florida natives. Many native orchids, bromeliads and ferns, too, are epiphytes. That little sprout perched atop an awning on a storefront is the strangler fig ( Ficus aurea). Talk about opportunistic! A seed from this tree can begin life in soil or logged in a crevice, so its a sometimes epiphyte. Birds or other wildlife deposit a seed that sprouts and sends down aerial roots, which will eventually develop into tree trunks. Gradually, the fig embraces and shades out the host tree, which is often a cabbage palm. That silvery gray-green mass of tentacles clinging to the wall is ballmoss ( Tillandsia recurvata ), the states most common air plant. Thats a misnomer, however, for it is actually a member of the bromeliad or pineapple family, not a true moss. Usually, the tiny seeds travel by wind, attach to a twig or thin branch, and grow an attachment for stability. It has the special talent of converting nitrogen from the air into nourishment an ability that only legumes share with it. Although rootless, the plant absorbs moisture from rain and takes nutrients from dust and the atmosphere. Resurrection fern (Pleopeltis polypodioides) is most commonly seen growing on a live oak limb. It can root in the ground, but usually begins life after wind-borne spores deposit it on a furrowed limb. There, it absorbs nutrients and moisture from the detritus that accumulates around its rootlike structures, or rhizomes. This fern with the deceptively delicate appearance adapts to dry weather by curling up, turning brown, and apparently dying, but rain will revive it to greenness and springiness. All of these plants possess tenaciousness and adaptability bound to amaze. Some of Floridas most interesting plants start life on a wall, another plant or even a flagpole. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. This strangler fig probably began life on an historic storefront when a bird deposited a seed there Rootless ballmoss absorbs nutrients from its surroundings Resurrection fern has root-like structures called rhizomes, but it almost always lives on a tree rather than in the soil photos by Gerri Reaves


19 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 23, 2012 Fine Dine or Cloud NineIl Cielo opens Sanibels season featuring all new eclectic fare, and if youre in the mood for a more casual dining experience, your table awaits you in our new Cloud Nine grille. For reservations call 239-472-5555. Open 5-10 pm daily at 1244 Periwinkle www.ilcielosanibel.com This isnt everyday food. Il Cielo is indeed a restaurant that reaches for the sky. Jean LeBoeuf, The News-Press, March 2012 Drew Sterwald, Florida Weekly Cuisine December Events At Sidney & Berne Davis Art CenterDuring the month of December, the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center will host a number of arts-related classes, events and activities: Mondays, December 3, 10 and 17 Fort Myers Film Festival Mixers Intellectualization: Come watch and discuss short films that are in consideration for the Fort Myers Film Festival. 7 to 9 p.m.; doors open at 6:30 p.m., films start at 7 p.m. $5 admission Friday, December 7 Art Walk: YOLO Mundi You Only Live Once, World 6 to 10 p.m. Free admission Saturday, December 8 Ed Sullivan Tribute Show: 6 and 8 p.m. $24.95 in advance; $29.95 day of show Thursday, December 13 Connect Networking Mixer: Expand your business and personal relationships. Get to know each other and connect in your community. Appetizers, raffle prizes, music, drinks and mingling. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. $5 admission Sunday, December 16 Cotillion Holly Ball 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday, December 20 Art & Poetry Networking Mixer 8 to 11 p.m. $5 admission Friday, December 21 Music Walk: Kevin Mauldin Jazz Trio 7 to 10 p.m. Free admission Dancing At The Davis: Hollywood Glamor 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. $5 earlybird (through December 19; then $10) Mondays and Wednesdays (ongoing) Yoga & Tai Chi classes: 9:30 a.m. $12 per class for members; $15 per class for non-members; $100 for 10 classes for members; $120 for 10 classes for non-members. For more information about event or class, contact the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, located at 2301 First Street in Fort Myers, by calling 333-1933, by emailing jim@sbdac.com or by visiting www.sbdac.com. Beth Carter Bells The Dramatic Appearance of An Integral Consciousness Kevin Mauldin Tiite Baqueros Fresh Footprints On A Different World


THE RIVER NOVEMBER 23, 201220 The Village Church At Shell Point Season Of Praise Concert Series The Village Church at Shell Point Retirement Community has announced the lineup for the 2012-13 Season of Praise Concert Series. This series of inspirational performances, sacred music and gospel songs will offer a total of eight different performers throughout the series. The artist roster and dates are as follows: INSPIRATA Sunday, November 4 With four spectacular voices united in one glorious sound, the first concert of the Season of Praise will be presented by INSPIRATA. This quartet of exceptional, internationally acclaimed vocal artists, presents extraordinary sacred music concerts. INSPIRATAs concerts mix traditional, spiritual and contemporary sacred music from both old and new composers of great hymns, anthems, oratorios and more. The Many Moods of Christmas Sunday, December 16 The Village Church Choir at Shell Point, accompanied by a Festival Orchestra (comprised of area symphony musicians), will present The Many Moods of Christmas. This masterwork alternates between the reflective and joyous which provide full expression for meditation and celebration certain to instill the Christmas spirit in all of us. Tim Zimmerman and The Kings Brass Sunday, January 13 Back by popular demand, Tim Zimmerman and the Kings Brass will be performing at Shell Point. Audience members will be privileged to participate in live video recordings of the Kings Brass concerts. Renowned for their presentations of hymn classics with a contemporary flair, the Kings Brass features three trumpets, three trombones, a tuba, percussion, and keyboards. Each instrument blends together to create a show of innovative worship for the enjoyment of all generations. Paul: A Prisoner of Passion performed by British actor David Payne Sunday, February 10 British actor David Payne will perform Paul: A Prisoner of Passion. Using dialog taken almost entirely from the New Testament, the Bible takes on a new, thrilling dynamic in this dramatic portrayal of the Apostle Paul. Indiana Wesleyan Choir Sunday, March 3 Enjoy the Indiana Wesleyan Concert Choir directed by Dr. Todd Guy. The chorales concerts consist of a diverse repertoire of music, including sacred classics, hymns, spirituals and contemporary compositions. The Purdue Glee Club Monday, March 11 Enjoy a one-of-a-kind gospel concert presented by The Purdue Glee Club. With integrity, passion, unparalleled showmanship and attention to every detail, this concert by the Purdue Varsity Glee Club is sure to be inspiring and entertaining. Diane Bish Sunday, March 31 It will be a very special privilege on Easter Sunday to host organist, Diane Bish, in the 30th Anniversary Celebration of her television program, The Joy of Music. Diane Bish is the most visible and influential classical organist performing today. She has displayed her dazzling virtuosity and unique showmanship the world over to international acclaim. Her performances have been hailed by critics as stunning, virtuoso, fiery and astonishing.continued on page 22 INSPIRATA The Kings Brass David Payne as Paul: A Prisoner of Passion Indiana Wesleyan Choir Purdue Glee Club Diane Bish


We are thankful for your loyalty and support for the last 36 yearsIf you are interested in listing your island property, contact the islands oldest and most prominent real estate company. We get results! Sharon Wise Tracy Walters Marianne Stewart Connie Walters Arie Slot Ken Suarez Toby Tolp LeAne Suarez Kelly Palmer-Clark Pat PowersHappy Thanksgiving Tropical setting and beautiful beaches! Offering lovely views over canal and boat docks, this fantastic 2 bedroom corner unit is located on the 2nd floor. Remodeled with granite countertops, wood cabinets and new furniture. Wonderful pool, clubhouse, deeded beach access, free boat dockage and on-site management. Close to shops and restaurants. Offered for $379,000. Contact Steve Harrell 239/565-1277, Toby Tolp 238/848-0433 or Kasey Harrell 239/850-7602.NEW LISTING: Sanibel Arms A-5 Quaint 2 bedroom, 2 bath corner unit with beach access directly across the street. Private entrances give the ability to leave the front door open for all day breezes. Enjoy this private, residential condo communities view of the Sanibel River, grab a game of tennis on the community courts or cool off in the pool. Wake up to breakfast on the screened lanai with garden views or stroll over for evening happy hour with your friends. Spacious living room with dining room accommodating 6 while kitchen has great counter space for preparing a shared meal. Newly refurbished full bathrooms give this condo a great feel as well as privacy with each bathroom being arranged by each bedroom. This unit has never been rented and could have good opportunity for rental generation. Offered for $349,900. Contact Connie Walters Ms Listr at 239/841-4540 or Tracy Mr. Listr Walter 239/994-7975.NEW LISTING: Sandpebble 1F With its dynamic design and improvements this furnished one bedroom is light and bright and features southeastern exposure! A prime location strategically placed near the village of Captiva and, just seconds away from the beach. Seeking an unrivalled lifestyle residents will benefit from stackable washer/dryer, walk-in shower, granite counter tops and access through South Seas Club Membership; concierge, gym, fitness center, golf, tennis, dining, boating along with many other amenities offered within this 330 acre Resort. The building features an appealing updated exterior with metal roof and close proximity to the pool. Incredible investment ownership with over $46,000 income for 2011. Offered for $370,000 Contact LeAne Suarez 239/872-1632.NEW LISTING: Captiva Tennis Villas Ray Ochester Linda Naton George Kohlbrenner Brian Murty Mary OLeary Steve Harrell Kasey Harrell Debra Hobbs1149 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 239/472-0176 fax 239/472-0350 www.jnaislandrealestate.com John Naumann Ken Colter Larry Hahn Loretta Geiger Nancy Finch Cathy & Ralph Galietti Susan Gordon Bob Berning21 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 23, 2012


THE RIVER NOVEMBER 23, 201222 From page 20Concert SeriesWomen Who Dare To Believe Sunday, April 21 The Season of Praise concludes on Sunday, April 21 as two veteran actresses bring to life 21 women from the Scriptures with a faith based musical drama entitled Women Who Dare To Believe. Bonnie Keen and Nan Gurley portray the women God used to fulfill the covenant and bring in the Messiah. We are honored to present this years lineup of performers for the annual Season of Praise series, which residents and visitors alike have enjoyed for many years at The Village Church, said Pastor Randy Woods, minister of worship and music for The Village Church. We are offering more performances this year due to the great success of recent years. Tickets are now on sale and are $10 each. To purchase tickets online, go to www. shellpoint.org/seasonofpraise. To receive additional information about the concert series, call 454-2147. Bonnie Keen and Nan Gurley 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 REALTOR SANIBEL S A N CAPTIVA C A VA properties.com p ro ro m New Board Members At Lab TheaterThe Laboratory Theater of Florida is pleased to announce two new members to its board of directors: Dr. Frank Traebing and Ms. Maddy Mayor. Says board president Annette Trossbach, Both Frank and Maddy bring so much enthusiasm and experience to the table. They have been amazing friends of the theater, so it is wonderful to have their insight and support on the board. Vice-president Louise Wigglesworth and the rest of the board and I welcome them wholeheartedly. Frank Traebing, a native of Kassel, Germany, moved to Florida six years ago. He had retired from running a chain of fitness facilities and the weather in Florida drew him here. Frank received his Bachelors Degrees in Physical Education and Mathematics and then served as a Lieutenant in the German Army for two years, flying Alpha Jets. After getting out of the service, Frank obtained his Masters Degrees in Physical Education and Mathematics and opened his first fitness facility. He subsequently earned his PhD in Mathematics. In 2010 he joined Grace Advisory Group, experts in tax and retirement planning, and now he is helping people plan for their retirement. Avid traveler Maddy Mayor came to Sanibel six years ago from New York City. She holds degrees from NYU (Education and Theater), from Columbia (Social Work) and from Cornell (Labor Relations). Her professional life was spent in education and foreign and community service. Maddy is a board member of the Democratic Club of the Islands and the League of Women Voters. She also sits on several committees for BIG ARTS, Sanibel: theater, the film society and she is the chairperson of the fundraising committee. The Laboratory Theater of Florida is a federal not-for-profit arts organization, providing theater performance and theater education opportunities to area residents of all ages. More information on the company can be found at www.laboratorytheaterflorida.com. Art Of The Olympians Golf Classic Names CommitteeThe Art of the Olympians Foundation Inc. has named the executive committee for the College of Life Premiere Olympian Golf Classic, the golf tournament pairs celebrity athletes with amateurs in an inaugural fundraiser to be played December 2 to 4 at The Colony Golf & Country Club in Bonita Springs. The executive committee members are Bob Beamon, Art of the Olympians CEO and 1968 Olympic gold medalist; Jonathan Lombardi, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management; Ryan Sherry, promoter; Maureen LeBert, Beamon Communications, Strategic Initiatives; Christopher Sliter, The Colony Golf & Country Club; Carla Ulakovic, marketing consultant; Dawn Montecalvo, Montecalvo, Woliver & Associates; and Sharon Arnold, Gravina, Smith, Matte & Arnold Marketing and Public Relations. We are grateful for the golf committee, their time, expertise and dedication as well as the business community for their support of this philanthropic endeavor, said Beamon. The tournament will feature Olympians, professional golfers and athletes paired with amateurs in a fundraiser for Art of the Olympians Foundation, Inc., the Fort Myers-based museum and gallery. Money raised will support the nonprofit Art of the Olympians Foundation in promoting the highest ideals of humanity with their creative talents through the sport/ art relationship by providing programs of art, education, sport and cultural outreach to inspire the world. The exclusive event is slated to include 29 foursomes, plus pros. Entry fees begin at $5,000, which includes the practice round, pairing party and auction, and tournament plus food and beverage. The title sponsor of the inaugural tournament is College of Life Foundation, Inc. The presenting sponsor is WCI Communities. Other sponsors currently committed to the tournament are The Colony Golf & Country Club, Hilton/Embassy Suites Hotels and The News-Press Media Group. Additional sponsorship packages are available. For additional information, call 332-5055 or visit www.artoftheolympians.org. Art of the Olympians is located at 1300 Hendry Street in downtown Fort Myers. Book Fair For Literacy BuddiesThe Early Learning Coalition (ELC) of Southwest Florida has partnered with Fort Myers, Estero and Naples Barnes & Noble Booksellers to host an in-store book fair on Saturday, December 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A percentage of the daily sales from this three-store event will directly benefit the ELCs Literacy Buddies Program. Customers attending this event will also be able to purchase books for donation to the Literacy Buddy Program directly. The Estero store will be featuring a wide variety of readings and activities throughout the event starting with special entertainment like music and singing presented by Montessori of Naples from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Bilingual author Dr. Mireille Lauture of Edison State College will be hosting a book signing with her book, Bobo The Sneaky Dog, from 11 a.m. to noon. A special reading is also scheduled from 1 to 2 p.m. presented by Susan Lindenmuth of the Estero Fire Department with her firehouse teamcontinued on page 30


23 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 23, 2012 Isabella Rasi 239-246-47161101 Periwinkle Way #105, Sanibel, FL 239-472-0044 ENGEL & VLKERS Excellence in Real Estate A step above! International Client Base 600 Shops Worldwide Multi-Lingual Staff Your success is my aim. Broiled Florida Spiny Lobster Tails with Pesto Pasta and TomatoBasil Relish 4 six to nine ounce spiny lobster tails, split open in the shell 1/4 stick unsalted butter, softened at room temperature Sea salt to taste Fresh ground pepper to taste Preheat oven broiler on medium-high. Place all four of the lobsters on a cookie sheet, and make sure they are opened up down the middle. Evenly spread the softened butter over each of the lobster tails meat. Lightly season each lobster tail with salt and pepper. Place lobsters in the oven on the middle rack under the broiler. Let lobster cook under the broiler for about seven minutes or until just barely cooked throughout. Remove lobsters from oven and let cool slightly. Serve lobster tails warm with fresh lemon. Yields four servings Florida Basil Pesto Pasta 2 cups fresh basil leaves 1/2 cup fresh oregano leaves 1/2 cup fresh parsley 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated 1 teaspoon fresh garlic, sliced Sea salt to taste Fresh ground pepper to taste 1/2 cup olive oil 1 pound fresh or dried pasta, cooked according to package directions Place all ingredients except oil in a food processor or blender. Process the ingredients until smooth. With motor running, drizzle in olive oil to make desired consistency. Taste and season the pesto with salt and pepper to taste. Toss half of the pesto with the cooked pasta and stir lightly to evenly combine. Taste and add more pesto if desired. Florida Tomato-Basil Relish 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 large tomatoes 4 large cloves garlic, minced fine 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar Preheat a medium-sized saut pan over medium heat. Add tomatoes and garlic. Saut until tomatoes soften, about 3 minutes. Add basil and vinegar. Season tomato mixture with salt and pepper to taste. To serve completed dish, place a broiled lobster on each of the four serving plates. Evenly distribute the pesto pasta onto each plate. Top each serving of pesto pasta with and evenly distributed amount of tomato-basil relish. Garnish each plate with fresh lemon and any leftover basil leaves. Broiled Florida Spiny Lobster Tails with Pesto Pasta and Tomato-Basil Relish Wine And Food Festival To Return This FebruaryThe Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest, Lee Countys largest fundraising event to benefit local childrens charities, will be held February 22 and 23, 2013 at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club. For the fifth consecutive year, Northern Trust will serve as the events title sponsor, and Miromar Lakes will continue as the venue for the Saturday afternoon Grand Tasting and Live Auction. Last years Wine Fest auction netted $2.0 million, surpassing its own previous record net total of $1.6 million and making it Lee Countys all-time most successful fundraising event. The primary beneficiary is The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, which has received $4 million to date from the event. Additional benefitting organizations are Edison State Colleges pediatric nursing program and Florida Gulf Coast Universitys endowed music therapy program. The Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest is a two-day event that begins with chef/vintner dinners in private homes throughout Southwest Florida on February 22, and concludes with a Grand Tasting and Auction the following day, February 23. The Grand Tasting features gastronomic delights from more than a dozen of the regions finest chefs along with signature wines from California, Oregon and other popular European wine regions. Fort Myers Northern Trust president Sandy Robinson announced the banks continued sponsorship of the event. It is rare to be involved with an event that has such a tremendous direct impact on the quality of life in a community, said Robinson. The Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest gives us the opportunity to directly touch the lives of people here in Southwest Florida. In addition to Northern Trust, the Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest is sponsored by Miromar Lakes, Grandeur magazine, Gulfshore Life, Gulfshore Business, Florida Weekly and Palm Printing/Printers Ink, as well as several private donors. The Wine & Food Fest combines some of lifes greatest pleasures fine food and fine wine with an event that truly allows people to make a difference. People enjoy having a good time with their friends while making a difference with their spirited bidding and generosity, added Steve Machiz, MD, founding chairman of the Wine & Food Fest. Each year, the event raises the bar with the wine offerings, food pairings and auction packages, and every year we have been more successful in raising funds for the Childrens Hospital and others. For more information about the Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest, visit www.SWFLWineFest.org or call 2783900.


THE RIVER NOVEMBER 23, 201224 Cape Coral SWAT Team Collects Food For Harry Chapin Food BankWho can resist helping a SWAT team? Not those who contributed to the Cape Coral SWAT team as they collected nonperishable food for the Harry Chapin Food Bank. On November 13, members of the team collected 2,627 pounds of food. This was over 1,000 more pounds than collected last year. The SWAT team members, assisted by the Marine Unit and District Resource Officers, set up collection sites at the Walmart Supercenter on Del Prado Blvd. and the Walmart Neighborhood Market on Pine Island Road. Bedzaida Bryen, volunteer manager for the Harry Chapin Food Bank, summed it up in few yet powerful words: Awesome... kudos to you all! Last year, the SWAT teams collection totaled 1,600 pounds of food for the Harry Chapin Food Bank. Its our pleasure, we feel really good about the outcome this year. Its nice to take a break from our usual duties and give back to help those less fortunate in our community, stated Carlos Mena, team leader, CCPD SWAT. The Police Department is grateful for the partnership with the Harry Chapin Food Bank and Walmart for continuing to be a strong ally with us in community events, added Lt. Tony Sizemore. Most of all, we thank the citizens of Cape Coral for their generosity. We truly live in a great community full of holiday heroes. 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, call 334-7007 or visit www.harrychapinfoodbank.org. Christmas Celebration And Gift BazaarSantini Marina Plaza on Fort Myers Beach presents A Community Christmas Celebration and Gift Bazaar on Saturday, December 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Santini Marina Plaza, located at 7225 Estero Boulevard in Fort Myers Beach. The event will feature more than 40 arts and crafts vendors offering Christmas gift wrapping at their booths, performing childrens groups and area choirs singing traditional Christmas music. Activities will include: 10:30 a.m. The Lehigh Childrens Choir directed by Candace Sundby 11:30 a.m. The Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida conducted by Dr. Tim McDonald 12:30 p.m. Fort Myers Beach Elementary School Chorus directed by Carolyn Greiner 1:30 p.m. The Three Oaks Middle School Choir directed by Jim Knecht Santini Marina Plaza Restaurants will be vending delicious tapas-style tropical and traditional fare as well as scrumptious holiday desserts. Skyes restaurant will be serving pico de gallo, grouper fajitas, shrimp and chorizo and margaritas; Francescos will have mini calzones, a hot sausage sandwich and garlic knots; The Fish House will offer coconut shrimp and jalapeno poppers; SandBar and Grille will present tropical shrimp skewers and italian sausage with peppers; Truly Scrumptious will offer a sampling from their catering menu plus all kinds of cookies, cinnamon rolls, brownies, pies, cheesecake, carrot cake, banana cakes and gingerbread houses (wrapped). December 1st is the official grand opening of the Santini Fresh Market for the season, offering the freshest of Floridas fruits and vegetables. Bobs Fresh Seafood To Go returns to Santini with fresh from the Gulf offerings. Heather will be blending Fresh Fruit Smoothies and Uncle Dans Kettle Korn will be popping the best kettle korn in Florida. Admission to the Street Market and Gift Bazaar is a new, unwrapped teddy bear benefiting the pediatric division of Lee Memorial HealthPark Hospital. All donated teddy bears will be on the Teddy Bear Christmas Tree in the lobby of HealthPark for distribution to the hospitalized children over the Christmas holidays. For more information, call Bonnie Roberts at 443-8810. Jingle Mingle At Art CenterThe Festival of Trees is nearly here and the festivals sponsors recently gathered at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center for the Festivals annual Jingle Mingle sponsor party. This years festival will feature 26 elaborately decorated trees, along with wreaths and other beautiful holiday fare. The festival opens the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, November 23, and closes, as always, with the Tux & Trees charity Gala on Saturday, December 1. Last years festival and gala combined to raise $56,000 to support Goodwill programs and services that help people with disabilities and other disadvantages become more independent. Terry Tucker and Stacey Pianka Charissa Comerota and Natalie Tursi Stacey Adams and Janet Wilson Carolyn Johnson and Alese Lawrence Tony Martinez and MaryKate OConnell Devon Morreal and Don Malloy Sandra Aguilar and Carol Behling Teachers from Edgewood Elementary


25 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 23, 2012 PACE Holiday Golf ClassicPACE Center For Girls of Lee County will host a Holiday Golf Classic on Friday, December 7 from 2 to 9 p.m. to benefit the organizations capital campaign for a new building. Presented by The Martel Agency and Patricia Bell, the tournament will take place at Riverbend Golf & County Club, an executive par three course at 6270 River Club Court in North Fort Myers. Registration begins at 1 p.m., with a shotgun start at 2 p.m. Sponsorship opportunities start at $600, and individual golfers can play for $75. This is a fun tournament for those who just want to have fun on the green, said Christin Collins, PACE board member, Its best ball, so non-golfers are welcome. Glorified minature golf is what we are going for here. An after-party will begin at 5:30 p.m. at Southern Waters, located at 16400 Williams Road in North Fort Myers. The party will include a BBQ catered by Reubens Catering, live music by The Killa-watts, dancing and a silent auction. Dinner only registration is available for $35. To sign up or learn more, visit www.pacecenter.org/lee or call Melissa Cofta at 425-2366 ext. 25. AOTO Golf TournamentCelebrity athletes continue to sign on the attend the star-studded Art of the Olympians College of Life Foundation Premiere Golf Classic, to be played December 2 to 4 at The Colony Golf & Country Club in Bonita Springs. Joining the 50 celebrity athletes, including previously announced Julius Dr. J Erving, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Mike Eruzione and Carl Lewis are: Thurman Thomas, football: Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins; 2007 Pro Football Hall of Fame running back LaShawn Merritt, track and field: USA Olympic 400m and 4x400m relay; two gold medals Justin Gatlin, track and field: USA Olympic 100m, 4x100m relay and 200m; one gold, two silver and two bronze medals Peter Vanderkaay, swimming: USA Olympic 400m freestyle, 200m freestyle and 4x200m freestyle relay; two gold and two bronze medals Carly Patterson, gymnastics: USA Olympic balance beam, individual allaround and team; one gold and two silver medals Andre Reed, football: Buffalo Bills; seven-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Chris Doleman, football: Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons and San Francisco 49ers; 2012 Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive end/linebacker Maurice Greene, track and field: 100m, 4x100m relay; two gold, one silver and one bronze medals The inaugural golf tournament pairs celebrity-athletes with amateurs at a fundraiser for Art of the Olympians Foundation, the Fort Myers-based museum and gallery. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the non-profit Art of the Olympians Foundation in promoting the highest ideals of humanity with their creative talents through the sport/art relationship by providing programs of art, education, sport and cultural outreach to inspire the world. The exclusive event is slated to include 29 foursomes, plus pros. Player golf packages begin at $5,000 per foursome and include eight tickets to the Golf Classic dinner and auction, practice round, golf for four with a celebrity-athlete plus tournament food and beverage. Player packages are still available. The title sponsor of the inaugural tournament is College of Life Foundation, Inc. The presenting sponsor is WCI Communities. Other sponsors currently committed to the tournament are The Colony Golf & Country Club and The News-Press Media Group. Additional sponsorship packages are available. The Art of the Olympians Museum and Gallery at the Al Oerter Center for Excellence, a global learning center, is a nonprofit organization home to unique exhibitions of Olympian art, Olympic memorabilia and educational activities. The museum and gallery opened in 2010 and has since secured the rights to display the USA Olympic rings, an act protected by Congress. For additional information, call 3325055 or visit www.artoftheolympians.org. AOTO is located at 1300 Hendry Street in downtown Fort Myers. From page 1Festival Of Treesadmission fee, children can play holiday games, create ornaments and cards, and listen to stories. The workshop is open Friday, November 23, Saturday, November 24, and Sunday, November 25. Visit www.tuxandtrees.com for times and special pricing. There is a very eclectic mix of trees this year, said Mitchell. We have a wine themed tree, an upside down tree, gift certificates galore to jewelry designers, restaurants, and salons, a Star Wars Planetarium, and so much more. There truly is something for everyone. Returning designers include Axis Natural Medicine, Benzing Technologies, BJs Wholesale Club, CenturyLink, Costco, Health & Harmony Center, Hotel Indigo, LCEC, Media Vista Group, River District Alliance, Rotary Club of North Fort Myers, Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Staging Matters & Riverside Reality, The Home Depot, and Two Men and a Truck. New designers include Edgewood Academy, Grandeur Magazine, Gulf Coast Town Center, Mark Loren Designs, Mini De-Lights Miniature Club, Norris Home Furnishings, and Seminole Casino Immokalee. The charitable and glamorous Tux & Trees Gala concludes the festival on Saturday, December 1 at 6:30 p.m. All of the festivals trees will be sold during a live auction, while wreaths and other extravagant items will be available in a silent auction. The evening will be hosted by Stacey Adams of WINK News and auctioneer Mike Joyce of Gulfcoast Coin & Jewelry. Tickets to the Tux & Trees Gala are $100 per person. For those who are unable to attend the gala but dont want to miss out on the opportunity to bring home one of the festivals trees, there is a special tree up for raffle. The Golden Ticket tree is an elaborately decorated four-foot tree with elegant gold ornaments and completed with over $1,000 in gift certificates for spa treatments from Natalies Skin Solutions. The raffle tickets will be on sale throughout the festival. Tickets are $25 each, or three for $50. Last years festival and gala raised $56,000 to support the Southwest Florida Goodwill Foundation, which provides long-term financial support to programs and services of Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida. In 2011, Goodwill helped 23,000 Southwest Floridians with disabilities and other disadvantages become more independent. 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THE RIVER NOVEMBER 23, 201226 Celebrities Lining Up To Join AOTO Golf ClassicProfessional golfers, football and basketball players as well as Olympic athletes have signed up to participate in the 2012 Art of the Olympians College of Life Foundation Premiere Olympian Golf Classic. To be played December 2 to 4 at The Colony Golf & Country Club in Bonita Springs, the tournament pairs celebrity-athletes with amateurs in a fundraiser for Art of the Olympians Foundation Inc., the Fort Myers-based museum and gallery. Scheduled to participate in the inaugural tournament that recognizes the return of golf to the games at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro include: Cornelius Bennett, football: Buffalo Bills and Indianapolis Colts; five-time Pro Bowl; two-time All-Pro Lee Elder, golf: 14 professional wins; first African-American to play The Masters Mike Eruzione, hockey: USA Olympic hockey; 1980 gold medal; scored winning goal during Miracle On Ice game versus Russia Julius Dr. J Erving, basketball: 11-time NBA All-Star; four-time MVP; three championships Rowdy Gaines, swimming: USA Olympic swimming; three gold medals; NBC TV swimming commentator Artis Gilmore, basketball: six-time NBA All-Star; five-time ABA All-Star Carl Lewis, track and field: USA Olympic track and field; nine gold and one silver medal Rodney Hampton, football: New York Giants; two-time Pro Bowl; Super Bowl XXV champion Tim Hardaway, basketball: USA Olympic basketball; five-time NBA AllStar; 1997 All-NBA team Jackie Joyner-Kersee, track and field; USA Olympic track and field; three gold, one silver and two bronze medals Mark McCumber, golf: 10-time PGA Tour winner Shannon Miller, gymnastics: USA Olympic gymnastics; two gold, two silver and three bronze medals Nat Moore, football: Miami Dolphins; 1977 All-Pro and Pro Bowl teams Chris Mullin, basketball: NBA 19852001; 1992 Olympic Dream Team; fivetime NBA All-Star Bobby Nichols, golf: 11-time PGA Tour winner This inaugural golf event is certain to be the hit of Southwest Floridas fairways this season, said Bob Beamon, CEO of AOTO. We are grateful to the celebrityathletes who have committed their time for three days of great golf, camaraderie and living the Olympic ideals. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the nonprofit Art of the Olympians Foundation in promoting the highest ideals of humanity with their creative talents through the sport/art relationship by providing programs of art, education, sport and cultural outreach to inspire the world. The exclusive event is slated to include 29 foursomes, plus pros. Player golf packages begin at $5,000 per foursome and include eight tickets to the Golf Classic dinner and auction, practice round, golf for four with a celebrity-athlete plus tournament food and beverage. The title sponsor of the inaugural tournament is College of Life Foundation Inc. The presenting sponsor is WCI Communities. Other sponsors currently committed to the tournament are The Colony Golf & Country Club and The News-Press Media Group. Additional sponsorship packages are available. The Art of the Olympians Museum and Gallery at the Al Oerter Center for Excellence is a nonprofit organization home to unique exhibitions of Olympian art, Olympic memorabilia and educational activities. The museum and gallery opened in 2010 and has since secured the rights to display the USA Olympic rings, an act protected by Congress. For additional information, call 3325055 or visit www.artoftheolympians.org. Art of the Olympians is located at 1300 Hendry Street in downtown Fort Myers. Carl Lewis Jackie Joyner-Kersee Shell Point Open Charity Golf Tournament Benefits Medical Center The 9th annual Shell Point Open Charity Golf Tournament, raised $24,000 that will benefit the Waterside Medical Complex which offers medical and healthcare services to residents of Shell Point and the surrounding local community. This complex includes the Larsen Pavilion, a 219-bed skilled nursing facility, a state-of-art rehabilitation center, and many more healthcare services. This was our 9th year hosting the Shell Point Open, said Timothy Stephenson, executive director of the Legacy Foundation. Golfers and sponsors alike continue to support and enjoy this tournament each year because of developing lifelong friendships, and the opportunity to help with a worthwhile cause. This tournament is just one way that we can help individuals receive the best healthcare possible, while also having some fun. The tournament took place on Friday, November 9 at the Shell Point Golf Club, and attracted nearly 100 golfers. UBS Financial Services Inc., The Scoggins/Moreland Group, served as the title sponsor for the 6th year. The corporate sponsors included Wright Construction; The Alliance Development Fund; Investors Security Trust Company; Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral Home; and Alexander & Hoover, CPAs, PA. The Shell Point Golf Club is an 18-hole championship course that opened in 2000. It offers a grass driving range and practice green, lessons, plus a fully-stocked pro shop and snack bar. The course is open to the public, and is located at the entrance to Shell Point Retirement Community in Fort Myers, just off Summerlin Road, two miles before the Sanibel Causeway. The Legacy Foundation was founded in 2002 as a non-profit organization serving the Shell Point community. Timothy Stephenson, David Moreland, Jason Scoggins and Peter Dys with a check for some of the money raised by the tournament Heights Elementary School Supports Canned Food Drive Heights Elementary IB World School took action with their continued support of this years Salvation Army Canned Food Drive. Heights students collected 6,921 cans this year. They were honored for their first place effort at the Salvation Army luncheon. From left is Salvation Army Majors Tom and Julie Louder, Logan McKay, Rachel JeanLouis and Captain Can Goods


27 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 23, 2012Northwest Regional Library ProgramsNext months roster of activities at Northwest Regional Library offers topics for all ages. The following activities are free to the public: Adults Holiday Town Square Exhibit December 3 to 31 Available during normal library operating hours: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday from noon to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Experience the magic of the holidays in our Holiday Town Square in the Northwest Regional Library exhibit area. Holiday Caroling and Theater Performance 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays, December 5 and 12 Join us in the Holiday Town exhibit as Fusion presents a Holiday Caroling and Theater Performance. All ages are welcome. English Caf 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, December 6, 13 and 20 Practice your English with English Caf, a free, conversation session for adult ESOL and ESL students. Each 90-minute session provides adult learners an opportunity to practice speaking English with native speakers. Participants may start at any time. Advanced registration is not necessary. Holiday Music by the Mariner High School Band 5 p.m. Monday, December 10 The Mariner High School band will bring cheer to the holiday season with traditional holiday tunes. Come enjoy the music in the Holiday Town Square at Northwest Regional Library. Nibbles & Novels 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 12 Enjoy a snack while you chat about books with other book lovers. Come join us. Southwest Florida Fiddlers 1 p.m. Saturday, December 15 Back by popular demand! Southwest Florida Fiddlers will perform a variety of folk, Celtic, old time and holiday tunes as a part of our Holiday Town Square. Come on over and enjoy the music in the Holiday Town Square. Holiday Readers Theater 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 18 Enjoy a live Readers Theatre performance of holiday stories and poems that bring literature to life in our Holiday Town Square exhibit area at the Northwest Regional Library. The Calendar Girls Dance Troupe 11 a.m. Saturday, December 22 Back by popular demand, local dance troupe The Calendar Girls will light up the stage in our Holiday Town Square with their holiday dance routines. Come join the fun and festivities! Family Holiday Town Square Exhibit December 3 to 31 Available during normal library operating hours: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday from noon to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Experience the magic of the holidays in our Holiday Town Square in the Northwest Regional Library exhibit area. Baby-Parent Rhyme Time 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, December 5, 12 Be prepared to tickle, jump and fly with your baby. These rhymes and songs are for infants, up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. This 20-minute program is filled with songs designed to introduce rhyming and movement to infants. Registration is required. Holiday Caroling and Theater Performance 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays, December 5 and 12 Join us in the Holiday Town exhibit as Fusion presents a Holiday Caroling and Theater Performance. Perfect for all ages. Family Storytime 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, December 6 and 13 This program is for the whole family and lasts about 30 minutes. Registration is required. Holiday Music by the Mariner High School Band 5 p.m. Monday, December 10 The Mariner High School band will bring cheer to the holiday season with traditional holiday tunes. Come enjoy the music in the Holiday Town Square at Northwest Regional Library. Holiday Readers Theater 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 18 Enjoy a live Readers Theatre performance of holiday stories and poems that bring literature to life in our Holiday Town Square exhibit area at the Northwest Regional Library. The Calendar Girls Dance Troupe 11 a.m. Saturday, December 22 Back by popular demand, local dance troupe The Calendar Girls will light up the stage in our Holiday Town Square with their holiday dance routines. Come join the fun and festivities! Children Kids Read Down Fines 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays, December 1 and 15 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, December 11 Children and teens can earn a $2 coupon for every 15 minutes of reading, during the allotted time. A total of $8 per day may be earned. For ages 18 and younger. Coupons may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only. Please bring your library card. Reading Academy 4:30 p.m. Thursdays, December 6 and 13 Reading, spelling, puppets and games. Get a reading boost with this fun-filled program. For grades K to 5. Children participating are expected to know how to read and write. Sponsored by the Friends of the Northwest Regional Library. Registration is required. Snowflake Storytime & Fun 6 p.m. Tuesday, December 18 Kids, come to the library for a special holiday storytime and craft. For ages 3 to 8. Register online or at the library before the event. Registration begins December third. Lego Story Lab 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 19 Lego Story Lab, a program for grades K to 5, incorporates hands-on activities and literacy. With Legos, you can build anything you can imagine and tell any story you can dream up. Come to the Lego Story Lab to hear, see, make and create different stories, all while building with Legos. We provide the Legos, just bring your own creativity. Why Legos in the library? Hands-on play improves concentration, scientific logic and reasoning, problem-solving and creativity, skills that go hand-in-hand with reading, literacy and learning. Sponsored by the Friends of the Northwest Regional Library. Registration is required. Vintage Video Gaming 2 p.m. Thursdays, December 20 and 27 Play vintage video games from the 1990s. The featured games will be Super Mario Brothers and Spyro The Dragon. For ages 5 to 12. Registration is required. Teens Kids Read Down Fines 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays, December 1 and 15 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, December 11 Children and teens can earn a $2 coupon for every 15 minutes of reading, during the allotted time. A total of $8 per day may be earned. For ages 18 and younger. Coupons may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only. Please bring your library card. On The Table -Button-Up Gifts For Friends December 3 to 20 Available during normal library operating hours: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday from noon to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There are two easy gifts on the teen table that you can create. Make a friendship button bracelet and/or a paperweight of your own design. Pick one or make both. Supplies provided by the Friends of the Northwest Regional Library. House Of Cards Challenge 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 11 This is a competition. With one deck of cards build a house of cards. Architects of the tallest, longest standing house will win 20 free low-caffeine/sugar drinks in the Teen Caf for the following month. Prize provided by the Friends of the Northwest Regional Library. Registration is required. Board Games 2 p.m. Thursday, December 27 Winter break can be l-o-n-g. Bring your friends to a board games afternoon so you wont be bored anymore. Games like Monopoly, Ants and Apples, Sorry, Checkers and Jenga will be available, or bring your own. Light snacks provided by the Friends of the Northwest Regional Library. The Northwest Regional Library is located at 519 Chiquita Boulevard N. in Cape Coral. 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THE RIVER NOVEMBER 23, 201228 Financial FocusDont Take A Holiday From Working Toward Financial Goalsby Jennifer BaseyWe are well into the holiday season now. And while the holidays are joyous, they can also be expensive. In fact, at this time of year, many people make spending decisions they end up regretting. But you can enjoy the holidays and still stay on track toward your financial goals by following a few simple guidelines, including the following: Set a budget and stick to it. Whether youre buying gifts or hosting holiday parties, you need to establish a budget and not exceed it. The people to whom youre giving gifts and entertaining do not expect you to dig yourself into a financial ditch on their account and they wouldnt want you to do so, either. Compare prices. With some searching, you can almost always find less expensive versions of those gifts youre considering. But a word of caution: The earlier you start hunting for bargains, the better your chances of finding good prices. Watch for after-holiday sales. The best bargains typically appear when the holidays are over. While these sales may not benefit you this year, they can prove quite valuable if you decide to stock up on gifts for the next holiday season. Dont over-use your credit cards. Try to limit your credit card purchases over the holidays. If you must use a card, at least pick the one with the lowest interest rate and do the best you can to pay off the card quickly. Over the last few years, Americans have actually done a pretty good job of lowering their household debt levels and thats definitely a movement in which youll want to participate. Keep in mind that the higher your debts, the less money youll have available each month to invest for retirement, college for your children or any of your other financial goals. Avoid dipping into long-term investments. If you find yourself coming up short when dealing with holiday expenses, you may be tempted to cash out at least a portion of your long-term investments. But this should be avoided, for at least two reasons. First, depending on the account youre tapping into, you may face penalties, fees and taxes. Second, and perhaps even more importantly, youll be depriving yourself of resources you had earmarked for your key goals, such as a comfortable retirement. Of course, you may eventually be able to replace the funds youve withdrawn. But in the meantime, youve lost out on the growth potential these investments may have provided and that period of lost opportunity typically cannot be regained. Build a holiday fund. It might be too late for this year but, once the holidays are over, set up a special account for next holiday season. Even if you put in only a small amount each month, youll be pleased with how much you can accumulate in a year. Keep the money in a liquid, low-risk account one thats separate from any money you use for your normal day-to-day expenses. By following these suggestions, you may be able to take some of the stress out of this holiday season and possibly even brighten all the other seasons of the year, too. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jennifer.basey@edwardjones.com. High-Performing Status Earned At Edison CollegiateThis past summer, Edison Collegiate High School, located on the Charlotte Campus of Edison State College, earned an A from the Florida Department of Education. In a letter from the Florida DOE, the high school has now earned its status as a highperforming charter school, pursuant to s. 1002.331, F.S. This is yet another testament to the dedication of the principal, the staff and the students, said Dr. Jeff Allbritten, president of Edison State College. This school gives our students incredible opportunities to earn not only their high school diploma, but also simultaneously graduate with an associates degree from Edison State College at no additional cost. Now in its fourth year, the school will celebrate the graduation of its first senior class. We are extremely proud of our students and all they have accomplished, said Diane Juneau, principal of Edison Collegiate High School. Our students can continue their college careers with credits they have earned while attending high school, along with the experience of knowing the demands and expectations of succeeding on the college level. Admission to ECHS is based on a random lottery with all ninth-grade eligible students welcome to apply. Open enrollment begins in January with the application and deadline details available online. For more information, visit ECHS.edison.edu or call 941-637-5673. Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com II Cielo To Reopen In DecemberSanibel Islands five-star dining restaurant, Il Cielo, will be reopening on Thursday, December 13 featuring new eclectic menu items and interior upgrades. Il Cielo, which means the sky in Italian, is located at 1244 Periwinkle Way. The restaurant opened last January to rave reviews from local food critics and enjoyed a very successful first season of business. While our patrons can still enjoy a fine-dining experience in our main dining area, we now also offer a more casual atmosphere in our Cloud Nine Grille for our seasonal residents, tourists and families who are seeking a nice, yet relaxed meal, said general manager Bruce Ronty. According to Ronty, this season, diners will be able to enjoy a more casual atmosphere in the new Cloud Nine Grille which features an aesthetic, three-quarter dividing wall featuring a signature Lucas Century glass sculpture running along the top. Comfortable booth seating has been added inside the lounge area, while a number of corner booths have replaced the stand-alone tables in the main dining room. Outdoor patio dining will now be available as well. The interior changes will allow space separate from the main dining room for private functions or community events. Also, diners will no longer be required to wear long pants; instead, dress shorts and collared shirts will be allowed. The Il Cielo menu has been revamped with grilled additions like yellowfin tuna, local catch, pork tenderloin and freerange chicken. Specialties now include Colorado lamb, yellowtail snapper, bluecrab-crusted black grouper, zinfandelbraised short ribs and jumbo shrimp and grits in addition to a number of favorites from last seasons menu like mussels, traditional meatballs, linguini and clams, pastas, filet and lamb. New items featured on the Cloud Nine Grille menu include Baja fish tacos, lobster mac and cheese, a six-ounce New York strip, wild-caught salmon and more. Our goal is to deliver superb food an that meets the highest standards of quality, freshness and seasonality and combines both modern-creative and traditional Mediterranean styles of cooking, said new executive chef Neil Griffin. In addition to the most popular favorites from last season, we wanted to evolve the menu for our diverse clientele into the addition of lighter selections featuring local and regional fish and locally grown sustainable vegetables. II Cielo will still feature a full liquor bar with a wide selection of wines as well as desserts. The restaurants new executive team has a long history in the fine dining industry. Originally from Massachusetts, Ronty has more than 20 years in the business, serving in various management positions in Massachusetts, California, North Carolina and Boca Raton. He most recently served as director of operations for The Dock and Riverwalk Restaurants in Naples. He also served as director of food and beverage operations for La Playa Beach and Golf Resort, also in Naples. Griffin is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and has a 29-year tenure in the industry, having worked for restaurants and resorts across the country from Arizona and New York City to Naples. He most recently served as chef for the Floridian Club in Naples. His career also includes corporate restaurant management with P.F. Changs China Bistro, and chef de cuisine positions with the Registry Resort and LaPlaya Beach and Golf Resort in Naples. We will consistently provide our guests with an exceptional experience each time they dine with us, Ronty added. From the delicious food to the friendly, impeccable serice, Il Cielo and Cloud Nine will be venues that islanders and visitors can dine at seven days a week. Menu items range from $4 to $38. Hours are daily from 5 to 10 p.m. For information, visit www.ilcielosanibel.com or call 472-5555. Edison State Spring RegistrationRegistration for spring 2013 classes at Edison State College opened to the general public on November 15. There are three spring terms offered: Full spring semester classes begin on January 9; Spring A semester classes begin on January 9; Spring B semester classes begin on March 12. For more information about registering for classes, visit www.edison.edu/ future. To request more information about classes at Edison State College, visit www.edison.edu/requestinfo.


29 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 23, 2012 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, I have an intellectually disabled son and I need assistance in learning about how to cope with this handicap. I know that there are agencies and groups that help parents. How do I find them? Andrea V., Fort Myers Andrea, I give you lots of credit for wanting to learn and know more about your childs disability. Education about his condition as well as learning about his schooling and what resources you might be able to access is very important for both of you. There are local, state and federal resources that you can access for information. Sometimes this is a difficult process. The best way to begin your search is by joining a local parent group whose focus is the disability in which you are interested. There you can meet others who may have already found helpful agencies or other supports and who will share their knowledge with you. For local and state links, this website provides a good starting place www.helpbycity. com/special_education/special_education_programs_ft_myers_florida.htm. Another good resource is the The Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities. They have information listed about services and providers by city and state. Their website is www.yellowpagesforkids.com. The federal department of education has established centers to help with learning about IDEA, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and is designed to assist families in accessing services for students with disabilities. According to Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, These centers help parents understand the services to which their children are entitled and deserve under the law. Parent Centers serve families of children of all ages (birth to 26) and with all disabilities (physical, cognitive, behavioral, and emotional). Parent Centers provide a variety of services including one-to-one support and assistance, workshops, publications and websites. The majority of Parent Center staff members and board members are parents of children with disabilities so they are able to bring personal experience, expertise and empathy when working with families. Specifically, Parent Centers help families to: Better understand their childrens disabilities and educational, developmental and transitional needs Communicate more effectively with special education, early intervention and related professionals Understand their rights and responsibilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the federal special education law Obtain appropriate services for their children through participation in the individualized education program (IEP) and individualized family service plan (IFSP) decision making process Resolve disagreements and understand the benefits of alternative methods of dispute resolution Connect with other local, state and national resources that assist children with disabilities There is at least one training center in each state responsible with helping parents of kids with disabilities navigate the special education system. The website to find the contact information for your closest center is www.parentcenternetwork. org. 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. New Dental Hygienist CourseEdison State College is the first to offer a Local Anesthesia For The Dental Hygienist continuing education course. Recent legislative changes now allow dental hygienists to be certified to administer anesthesia to patients. This course is designed through 30-hours of online study and 30-hours of clinical preparation for licensed dental hygienists to administer local anesthesia. The clinical component of the course is structured into two parts: an 18-hour onsite clinical component at the college and 12-hours of observing a Florida licensed dentist administer local anesthetic in a private practice setting. Upon completion of the 60-hour course, the dental hygienist seeking a certificate to administer local anesthesia must apply to the Department of Health, remit an application fee and submit verification of successful completion of a 60 hour course (30-hour didactic and 30-hour clinical) in the administration of local anesthesia. Classes begin on Friday, November 30 and continue through January 5. Tuition is $1,500. For more information or to register, call 433-6963 or email celee@edison. edu. ISLAND INSURANCE SERVICE Kathleen Papaleo President Mark OBrien General Manager Susan Barnes Personal Lines Gina Loeber Agent 703 Tarpon Bay Rd, Sanibel, FL (239) 472-3022 Summer is over and its time to enjoy those beautiful winter days in Paradise. 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An emphasis on cross-selling, up-selling and personal lines account review will be included in this instruction. The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research is a pioneer and early adopter of the unique distance learning format of providing blended learning for insurance and risk management professionals. The company advances the profession by providing insurance and risk management professionals of every experience level with integrated, practical continuing education, timely research and designation opportunities. For additional information, visit www. TheNationalAlliance.com. Disabled Veterans Insurance Careers is a non-profit organization with the mission to educate-train and generate meaningful employment opportunities for physically disabled veterans who will excel at proactively cross-selling personal lines insurance products on behalf of leading independent insurance agencies. For additional information, call 433-8523 or visit www. DVIC.us. Canterbury Rallies For Holiday Food DriveOn Friday, November 16, Reverend Israel Suraez drove up to Canterbury School to load a flatbed truck with about a ton of food. The Canterbury community donated boxes of food to the Nations Association, enough to feed 70 families for about a week. The school will also donate food to stock the charitys pantry with peanut butter, jelly, beans, rice, flour and other staples. In addition to the food, Canterbury School has collected $2,500 so Rev. Suarez can purchase Thanksgiving turkeys to go with the food boxes. Students, young and old, worked to decorate the 91 boxes of food for families. Each box is wrapped in brightly colored paper with turkeys and other fallthemed pictures glued on to give a festive appearance. Families with children will also receive bags of new books donated by the Canterbury School Parents Association. This is the 25th year Canterbury School has supported the Nations Association Thanksgiving food drive.


Canned Goods For 20 Percent Product DiscountThe Season of Giving is the theme of Citrus Salon, 12995 S. Cleveland Avenue in Fort Myers, during the months of November and December. A 20 percent discount on any retail product will be given to anyone who donates nonperishable food items for the Harry Chapin Food Bank. The food bank is in need of all kinds of foods high protein, fruits and vegetables, breads and cereals, and holiday items. All items donated will be distributed to the food banks participating agencies at no charge. Additional information about the promotion may be obtained by calling 3344247 or going to www.citrussalonfortmyers.com. 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, call 334-7007 or visit www. harrychapinfoodbank.org. Robb & Stucky To Assist Chapin Food BankNow through December 15, customers of Robb & Stucky International, located at 13170 S. Cleveland Avenue in Fort Myers, will have an opportunity to view six special table decorations while donating food to the Harry Chapin Food Bank. For each nonperishable food item donated, the customer will receive one ballot for a favorite table decoration. After touring the store and seeing all the decorations, the customer will vote for his or her favorite by depositing the ballot(s) in the appropriate ballot box upon leaving the store. The winning decoration will be announced on December 16 and a customer who voted for the winning decorations will be able to take that decoration home. Cash donations will also be accepted. Additional information about Robb & Stuckys food drive may be obtained by contacting Tina Beaty at 415.2800 ext. 203. For more information about or to contribute financially to the Harry Chapin Food Bank, call 334-7007 or visit www. harrychapinfoodbank.org. Give Thanks By Giving LifeIn order to prevent blood shortages in our community, some local retailers are welcoming the Lee Memorial Bloodmobile (The Purple Bus) to the locations listed below. All donors will receive a holiday T-shirt. Friday, November 23 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Baileys General Store, 2477 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel Saturday, November 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Gulf Coast Town Center (near Kilwins), 9903 Gulf Main Street in Fort Myers Saturday, November 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Miromar Outlets (near Reebok), 10801 Corkscrew Road in Estero The requirements to give blood are: Age: At least 17 years old (16 with written parental consent) and in good general health. There is no upper age limit. Weight: Minimum of 115 pounds. Identification: Must provide photo ID with date of birth. Food: Eat a good meal before giving and drink plenty of fluids. Medications: Many medications such as insulin, blood pressure, thyroid, cholesterol, aspirin, antidepressants, and hormone replacement do not necessarily prevent someone from giving blood. Call 343-2333 with any questions For more blood donor information, visit www.leememorial.org. Blanket DriveThe law firm of Osterhout & McKinney, P.A. is hosting a holiday blanket drive for local organizations serving senior citizens or the disabled. According to Lance McKinney, managing partner for Osterhout & McKinney, P.A., the firm will collect blankets for needy senior citizens and the disabled in our community. New, unwrapped blankets or donations should be dropped off to Osterhout & McKinneys office at 3783 Seago Lane in Fort Myers, no later than Friday, December 14. For more than two decades, the attorneys of Osterhout & McKinney, P.A. have been committed to providing legal services to the elderly of Southwest Florida, assisting in protecting their assets, preserving their independence and maintaining their security as they confront the concerns of aging and illness. The firms elder law focus includes estate planning, probate, guardianship, asset protection planning, living wills, health care surrogates, durable powers of attorney, trusts, life care planning, special needs trusts, veterans benefits and Medicaid qualification. For more information, call 939-4888 or visit www.osterhoutmckinney.com. from page 22Book Fair member, Ember the Fire Dog. Barnes & Noble in Fort Myers will also be showcasing readings and activities starting at 10 a.m. with a presentation by Monique Brooks of the North Fort Myers Fire Department, along with her partners, Sparky the Fire Dog and Freddie the Fire Truck. Local cartoonist Doug MacGregor will be drawing live at 11:30 a.m. and he will also be hosting a book signing that runs from noon to 3:30 p.m. featuring his book, Get Creative Turn On The Bright Side Of Your Brain There will be a special appearance by author Lee Bennett Hopkins, who will be hosting a book signing from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. for his new book, Marys Song. South Trail Fire and Rescue representative Christie Knudsen and her team members will also be in attendance for readings, along with showcasing their fire truck from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. The Naples store will start their event with readings by the Conservancy of Florida at 10:30 a.m. and the Naples Botanical Garden at 11:30 a.m. to noon. From noon to 1 p.m., children can enjoy a reading by Lee VanGelder of the Crime Prevention Unit, along with their special guest, McGruff the Crime Dog. In addition, Claudia Kendall, starting at 11 a.m. and running until 3 p.m., will offer face painting for the children. The Barnes & Noble Booksellers locations will continue to participate through their online sales starting on December 2 and running until December 6. Visit their website at www.barnesandnoble.com and be sure to click on the button and add the required code to designate your purchase proceeds be applied for this event at check out. For more details, contact Mercedes Lawler of Barnes & Noble at crm2711@bn.com or call 437-1289. The Estero store is in the Coconut Point Mall, located at 23130 Fashion Drive in Estero. They can be reached directly at 947-8724. The Fort Myers store is in the Marketplace Shopping Center located at 13751 Tamiami Trail in South Fort Myers. To contact them directly, call 437-0654. The Naples store is located in the Waterside Shops, located at 5377 Tamiami Trail in Naples. They can be reached directly at 598-5200. For more information regarding the Literacy Buddies Program, visit www. elcofswfl.org. For more information on the book drive, contact Donna Schehr at 210-6868 or Donna.Schehr@elcofswfl. org. Benefit ConcertTickets are going fast, but are still available for the Paul Todd concert, Illuminated: The Music of Lights, on Monday, December 10 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers. A portion of ticket sales for the 7:30 p.m. performance will benefit the Harry Chapin Food Bank. This years program will include 1,500 audience participants receiving complimentary hand-held sound-activated light bars to use during the performance to provide an amazing light display. Joining Todd will be Amy Van Wyk, Jeff Ramsey, Ellie Vandermuese, Paul Todd, Jr., Christie Cole and special friends. Todd plays six keyboards simultaneously. His fingers and feet move at lightning speed and he is known for smooth and powerful vocals, combining talent with a sparkling wit. He has been amazing audiences since he won the prestigious National Yamaha Keyboard Contest at the age of 14. He has performed with a number of great musicians and since beginning his solo career has experienced all facets of the music industry. Todd has composed the theme songs for many prominent organizations and scores for two musicals. Tickets begin at $25 and may be purchased by calling Barbara B. Mann. Christmas is the code word that will associate ticket sales at the BBM ticket office to the Harry Chapin Food Bank. For every ticket sold, Harry Chapin will receive a percentage of the ticket purchase price when the purchaser uses the identifier Christmas. Tickets can be purchased by calling the ticket office at 481-4849 or at the box office Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For additional information about or to contribute financially to the Harry Chapin Food Bank, call 334-7007 or visit www. harrychapinfoodbank.org. Benefit For Young WomenOn Saturday, December 1, from 2 to 4 p.m., Lisa Boucher of SAAVY is hosting Pur chase With A Purpose, a holiday party with a twist. There will be live music by Beverly Freeman, one of a kind items from 400 artisans, a silent auction, raffle and Mystery Box. Jayne Bakers Victorian Garden is catering the party at SAAVY, 9405 Cypress Lake Drive. Tickets are $35 and all proceeds benefit Footsteps to the Future. To purchase tickets, stop by either SAAVY location at 9405 Cypress Lake Drive or 2263 First Street or contact Footsteps to the Future 275-5834, r.locklear@footstepstothefuture.org Boucher is also hosting an online auction for Footsteps. All proceeds will go to Footsteps Academic Achievement Program. This auction will last until the end of the year. There will be new listings added regularly. Follow the link to the auction page: http://www.savvyonfirst. com/holidayteazer.html. Footsteps to the Future is a mentoring program for young women in and aged out of foster care in Southwest Florida. The organization employs the principals of evidence-based mentoring, putting new research into practice. It promotes leadership and self-sufficiency through education and positive guidance. From page 27Library ProgramsCheck the Lee County Library Systems website at www.leelibrary.net to find out about programs at other locations. Call the host library, or Telephone Reference at 479-INFO (4636), for more information about a specific program. THE RIVER NOVEMBER 23, 201230


31 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 23, 2012 Dr. DaveWisequacks Tweetsby Dr. Dave HepburnFall reading is upon us, meaning you can curl up with Tolstoy, Twain or your tweets. For those who like the 140 keystroke version of War And Peace, here are some of Wisequacks latest tweets, replete with the information required to save your life and ruin your breakfast. Worst tick season in many years! Do NOT use a match to get a tick out. It just makes the tick nervous and who wants a... nervous tick. Past flu season was mildest on record. Thats OK reports a disappointed CDC. We promise well make up for it in tick bites. Thirty percent of concussions end up with permanent brain damage. When NFL players asked if they want to sue, they replied Which one is she? Study states serving super-sized sodas show some seam-stretching stats so startling, symptoms send soda sippers shopping stomach surgery. If its true that kids are twice as likely to be inactive as their parents, Ive fathered a sloth. Compound in human breast milk may block HIV, mouse study finds. Apparently, this is great news for mice who tend to be breast fed by humans. Headline: Being Obese Makes Job Searching Tougher. Tend to hear things like Sorry sir, but that jockey position has just been filled. More doctors are ordering drugs using online electronic prescriptions, but theyre using illegible font to keep up the tradition... Smokers are 3X more likely to quit if they eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. Thats just what smokers are inclined to do... eat healthy. Severe Gum Disease, Impotence May Be Linked. I suspect most men with trench mouth never get a chance to test that theory. Weight loss gastric bypass using ingested magnets done in pigs. No incisions! Pigs upset about bypass stating Hey, we wanna be pigs! Headline: Delaying ADHD Meds May Hurt Kids Math Scores. Note: ADHD affects 5 to 10 percent of all kids or almost 5.3/4 x p24 ?3 of us. Re: Cancer. Marinating meats for 30 minutes in red wine vinegar makes BBQing safer. Marinating chef in red wine makes it more dangerous. The problem is, obesity runs in our family. No, the problem is no one runs in your family... Headline: Teen Pregnancy Rate In 2011 In The US Lowest Recorded Level Since 1976. In unrelated news: Charlie Sheen has off year in 2011. The plastic chemical found in soothers has now been linked to obesity. Solution: leave the soother in permanently and cover with duct tape. Wines with the highest content of tannins (the deepest reds) trigger migraines most. Strong red wine becomes... wrong head whine. Dermatologists are threatening job action in a pay dispute with the government... sounds like a rash decision Headline: Addiction To Video Games Causing Kids To Skip After-School Physical Activities. Great! Skipping burns 675 calories an hour. Its predicted that half of all Americans will be obese by 2030... my guess is that it will start with the bottom half. Study: Unsafe sex common when partner cheats. No kidding! How safe is it being beaten over the head with a cast iron skillet? Recent study: Junk food is more appealing when you are sleepy. In an unrelated story, 37 million Walmart shoppers suffer from narcolepsy. Headline: Therapy Over The Phone May Help Depressed Patients Stay In Therapy. But when they get the 1-900 bill later, they tend to relapse A drink that contains ingredients found in breast milk and herring may improve memory... thats a combination Id sooner forget. 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. ** 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, During my high school years, I was not a good student, not an athlete, never in a school play, no friends, never invited to a prom and not the least bit pretty. I guess by todays standards, I was a troubled teen. Routinely over all these many years, I have received notices and invitations to reunions, but I just threw them away without even a consideration. Then suddenly on the 50th, I decided I would do it and I would go. I was successful in my chosen profession, married late in life and have money to spend, and this was the time to show it. All these years it has always bothered me that I was such a troubled soul in my teens, but I am successful and I am now rich. I decided on my strategy. Plastic surgery 20 years ago helped, and I am still very trim. I consulted a fashion designer, a skin specialist, hair dresser and arranged for a loan of beautiful jewelry and a new sports car. The makeup specialist came to my room at the hotel before the event. There was nothing I wouldnt do and cost wasnt even a consideration. I planned to be just a little late and I made my entrance. All eyes turned to me and they were stunned. The homecoming queen is now a fat slob; the handsome football star a missing-tooth jerk. I was the star of the evening. The gals who wouldnt be my friends all looked tired and old, and I looked 10 years younger than all of them. I made my point. I looked fabulous. They all knew it, but so did I. All these years I have been plagued by feelings of inadequacies. I made my revenge to these people who had been so cruel, now I am on top and it was worth every dime I spent. Molly Dear Molly, I am sorry you had to wait so long to get back at these slobs. Many people have dreadful experiences during their high school years, and the treatment they receive causes severe emotional scars. Some students are severely criticized just because they get good grades, and are made to feel weird and strange. I recently heard about a very successful TV newsman (one you would know) who had been asked many times to give the graduation address at his old high school. He has never accepted. Finally, he told them he had had such a terrible high school experience at that school that he would never go back to the school again. Keep in touch with those pros good hair dressers and fashion coordinators are hard to find. Lizzie Dear Molly, I am struck by how long lasting childhood experiences affect people, myself included. It is interesting how the popular and mean kids do not recall the hurt and pain they caused. Those popular kids most likely would not remember our names, but we sure remember their names. The name-calling, pushing into lockers, tripping, trash-canning was all in fun they say. Yet the ones on the receiving end carry the pain and hurt throughout their life. I am happy for you. I think there is reason for the term sweet revenge. Now you can let go of those feelings of inadequacy and live unencumbered by the cruelties of others. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. deaRPharmacistWhat Works For Weight Lossby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: What are some natural dietary supplements that can help me lose weight, or at least manage it during the holidays? CA, Gainesville, Florida When it comes to weight management, nothing works better and faster than exercising and reducing your portion size. Do that alone and you can down a pound of pumpkin pie with no worries. There is no quick fix to circling the buffet three times in a row, however, there are lots of inexpensive vitamins and minerals that can assist you in your quest to manage weight. Everything below has scientific studies to back up my comments. Just follow label directions for dosage, and of course, ask your doctor if these are right for you: Asparagine This amino acid found in asparagus increases insulin sensitivity which helps the body store energy in muscle, rather than storing it as body fat. Biotin Best known for its beauty properties for hair and nails, this B vitamin boosts metabolism by stabilizing blood sugar (improving glycemic control) and reducing insulin. Fabulous, because insulin is known to store fat on us. Zinc This mineral improves immunity and protects the prostate, but its very closely tied to leptin. Low zinc reduces leptin, and that could cause you to feel hungry all the time. Restoring zinc could impact leptin and allow you to feel satisfied after one plate of stuffing instead of three. Vitamin A This vision vitamin just so happens to tell your genes to stop storing all the food you eat as fat. Studies suggest vitamin A is capable of shrinking fat cells. Niacin I recommend this B vitamin for people with high cholesterol, but its nice for weight loss because it increases adiponectin, a natural fat-burning hormone that you make. Chromium This mineral makes the body more sensitive to insulin, thus reducing body fat and increasing lean muscle. It also helps balance blood sugar. Lipoic acid I recommend this for people with diabetes to help manage blood sugar. It helps shuttle glucose into the cells, and this helps you burn carbs more efficiently. Good for neuropathy, too. Magnesium This mineral improves mood and regulates blood pressure. Low magnesium impairs your ability to con-continued on page 32


THE RIVER NOVEMBER 23, 201232 Housing Authority Of The City Of Fort Myers Appoints New Board Positions The Housing Authority of the City of Fort Myers has appointed Peter RoutsisArroyo as chairman of the board and Joseph DAlessandro as vice chairman. Appointed by the Mayor of the City of Fort Myers, the board serves as the governing officers of the HACFM. Through formal adoption of policy, it ensure the authoritys purpose and accompanying responsibilities are carried out in as efficient and economical a manner as possible. The seven board members volunteer their services to the authority. Commissioners ensure the authority operates within the law and according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development regulations. Routsis-Arroyo has been president and CEO of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice, Inc. since 2001 and is responsible for the total operation of the organization, overseeing 27 locations covering a 10-county area in Southwest Florida. He is a licensed social worker and graduated from New York University with a masters degree in social work. From 1998 until 2001, Routsis-Arroyo was the district director for Catholic Charities of Lee County. Prior to that from 1993 until 1998, he worked for Catholic Family Services in Hartford, Connecticut as clinical director/senior management team and director of the Institute for the Hispanic Family. DAlessandro is a native Floridian born and raised in Fort Myers. He graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelors degree in journalism in 1961, thereafter receiving his Juris Doctor degree from Stetson College of Law in 1964. In 1967, DAlessandro was appointed assistant state attorney for Lee County. Two years later, he was appointed by Governor Claude Kirk as the state attorney for the newly created 20th Judicial Circuit. At age 30, DAlessandro was the youngest state attorney to ever hold such a position. After his appointment in 1969, he was elected to office for eight consecutive terms. After serving Lee County in this capacity for 35 years, DAlessandro retired from the State Attorneys Office in 2002 and is now a partner of the firm Goldberg, Racila, DAlessandro and Noone, LLC. He is a member of The Florida Bar and United States Supreme Court Bar. He is past president of the Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association and past vice president of the National District Attorneys Association. He served on Governor Lawton Chiles Criminal Justice Task Force, former Governor Robert Martinezs Drug Policy Task Force and Criminal Justice Information Systems Council. DAlessandro has served on numerous committees of The Florida Bar and has lectured at the Cooper Institute for Advanced Studies in Medicine and the Humanities on the legal issues relating to the right to die. DAlessandro is also involved in many community service organizations and has received a number of awards for outstanding community service and citizenship including being selected for Whos Who in American Law Enforcement, awarded the Florida Outstanding American Award by the Florida Jaycees and voted Man of the Year in 1983 by the Italian American Federation of the State of Florida. The HACFM serves as a catalyst for increasing access to safe, affordable housing and to help develop, preserve and revitalize communities through affordable rental housing. The agency is dedicated to empowering families with the means to become as self-sufficient as possible, encouraging and facilitating movement toward financial independence beyond the need for HACFM services while recognizing the needs and limitations of the mentally and physically disabled, aged and infirmed. For more information, visit www.hacfm.org or call 344-3220. Joseph DAlessandro Peter Routsis-Arroyo Local Physicians Named Best Doctors For 2013Drs. Alexander M. Eaton and Hussein Wafapoor of Retina Health Center have been named to Best Doctors in America for 2013. Selected through a peer-review process, only five percent of physicians in the U.S. are chosen for inclusion into the database, which is used by employers, insurers and health plans as a resource for contacting the countrys top physicians for medical consultations. For six consecutive years, Eaton, director of Retina Health Center, has been named to the list. I am honored that my colleagues have again selected me to an elite group of medical professionals, said Eaton. Best Doctors is a valuable resource that empowers patients to take control of their health care, providing them with access to physicians who can provide them with a second opinion, participate in consultations or help them find the best resources to diagnose, treat and manage their care. In addition, Dr. Wafapoor also is recognized by this prestigious network of top physicians in the country. As members of the Best Doctors list, we are among an elite group of physicians selected to share our knowledge and experience with other health care providers around the world, said Wafapoor. This is a great opportunity for Retina Health Center to globally enhance our research and clinical expertise. For more information on the latest studies or to make an appointment, call 337-3337 in Fort Myers or 793-5200 in Naples, or visit www.retinahealthcenter. com. From page 31Weight Loss-vert carbs and sugar into fuel, so it gets stored on as fat on your thighs or butt. Correcting a magnesium deficiency helps stimulate metabolism by increasing insulin sensitivity. It seems to also block fat absorption. Do you think Im suggesting you take all of these? I hope not. Im only sharing options that might work for you. People often ask me what I do to stay thin. I dont take anything above, however, I consistently work out. I eat a dairy and gluten free diet, in fact, I avoid all grains for the most part with the exception of rice since sushi is my big temptation. Hey, youve got to live a little... its the spicy mayo I crave! Do you think thats good with turkey? 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. Free Balance ScreeningDo you touch the walls or furniture for safety? Have you fallen in the past year? Unintentional falls are the leading cause of injury among Florida residents ages 65 years and older. Attend a free balance screening to find out if you are at risk of falling and what resources are available to help improve your balance. Lee Memorial Health Systems Balance Screening will be held on Tuesday, December 4 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Lee Center for Rehabilitation & Wellness, 2070 Carrell Road in Fort Myers. At the balance clinic, every client receives a comprehensive balance and vestibular evaluation by a specialtytrained, licensed physical therapist. The goal is to improve self-confidence and self-reliance in mobility skills. Space is limited, so call 418-2000 now to make your reservation. Dr. Alexander M. Eaton Dr. Hussein Wafapoor


33 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 23, 2012Shipping Gets Easier For Customers Using Prepaid Forever Priority MailHoliday shipping is now easier than ever with Prepaid Forever Priority Mail boxes or envelopes. Priority Mail packaging sold with pre-paid postage is available for purchase by credit card from www.usps.com or by calling 800782-6724. The purchase made with a credit card enables you to take advantage of free carrier pickup at your home as well as free delivery confirmation service. No weighing or calculating is needed and delivery is within two days in most cases. Saturday and residential delivery are made at no extra cost. Priority Mail is the only two day service that delivers to mailboxes, mail slots and Post Office boxes. Prepaid Forever Priority Mail packaging is available in various sizes and arrives with Forever postage applied to a shipping label. In addition all address labels will contain the customers return address in the upper left corner of the label. The Prepaid Forever Priority Mail Medium Flat Rate Box has a purchase price of $11.35 one price regardless of weight, up to 70 pounds. Medium Flat Rate boxes are available in a cube-style box as well as a shirt style box that will easily fit those odd-sized or multiple small to medium size items that need to get there a little quicker. These boxes are for domestic use as well as APO/FPO/DPO destinations and include free Delivery Confirmation and pick up service. Other Prepaid Forever Priority Mail selections include Flat Rate Envelopes, Padded Envelopes, Small and Large boxes. To view what is available visit www.usps.com. New Express Mail Padded Flat Rate Envelope Shipping is easier for postal customers, thanks to the new Express Mail Padded Flat Rate Envelope. The envelope measures 9.5 inches x 12.5 inches and can be ordered without charge, exclusively at www.usps.com. The shipping fee is $17.75 for commercial and online customers. The Express Mail Padded Flat Rate Envelope is just like the Priority Mail version, only it gets there faster. Its a great option for shippers who need to get lightweight items to their destination overnight. Flat-rate pricing saves time and effort on mail preparation and makes it possible to accurately predict shipping costs. The Express Mail Padded Flat Rate Envelope is the latest addition to the expanding Express Mail Flat Rate product line. It builds on the success of the Priority Mail Padded Flat Rate Envelope, which has been a hit with e-commerce shippers looking for a lightweight shipping option. Safety Program For Alzheimers CaregiversThe Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center is pleased to offer a Safety Program for Alzheimers Caregivers in Lee County. The Dubin Alzheimers Resource Centers Safety Program was created to provide caregivers with tools to implement an emergency plan to prevent crises. Each Safety Program packet includes an emergency plan kit and an identification bracelet for the memory impaired person. The emergency plan kit is intended to help eliminate the possibility of a crisis situation if the caregiver of a loved one with Alzheimers disease or a related disorder requires emergency care. The emergency workers who come to rescue the caregiver may not know a memory impaired adult resides in the home, and therefore, may leave the person with Alzheimers alone when they take the caregiver to the hospital. The Safety Program universal symbol, included with the emergency plan kit, is designed to alert emergency workers that a memory-impaired person resides in the home. The symbol hangs on the front of the homes refrigerator. The corresponding packet of forms, which contain important emergency contacts and care instructions provided by the caregiver, are located inside the refrigerator. Once a trained emergency worker sees the symbol, he or she will automatically know to search for an Alzheimers client in the house and, using the information in the refrigerator, take appropriate measures to see that care for this person is provided. The Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center caring staff works closely with local law enforcement and emergency workers throughout Lee County to help train them on how the safety program can assist them when they respond to an emergency involving the caregiver of an individual with memory loss. The safety program packet is provided at no charge, through grants from the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, Gulf Harbour Memorial Foundation, Lee County Medical Society Alliance and the Cape Coral Community Foundation, to caregivers caring for a loved one with memory loss in their homes in Lee County. Each packet contains all the items necessary to participate in the safety program. Instructions to put the emergency plan in place are included with each packet and assistance is available from the Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center. The safety program also stresses the importance of having an identification bracelet for individuals with memory loss to wear at all times. Identification bracelets help local law enforcement identify individuals who are separated from their caregivers and are unable to find their way home or even tell someone where they live due to memory impairment. Each bracelet (or necklace) is engraved with the persons first name or nickname, a code number which matches their application number, the words memoryimpaired and the phone number for the Lee County Sheriffs Office. Both the Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center and the Lee County Sheriffs Office maintain records of enrolled persons application numbers and identifying information. Being able to look at a bracelet, make a phone call, and escort the lost person to his/her home reduces the time memoryimpaired persons are away from their homes and saves police departments valuable effort. A brochure with an application to obtain a bracelet is included in each safety program packet. The Dubin Alzheimers Resource Centers office is located at 12468 Brantley Commons Court in Fort Myers. For more information about the Safety Program, or to find out more about the services offered by the Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center, call 437-3007. Beach Chamber Seeks More Boats For ParadeEveryone loves a parade, and in Southwest Florida, the annual boat parade is a must. The Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting its 24th annual parade on Saturday, December 1 and is looking for additional boat entries. Boat owners interested in participating are asked to register their boats by calling 454-7500 or visiting the Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. Registration forms are also available at http://ft-myers-beach-boat-parade.com. All sizes and types of boats are eligible to enter. There is a $25 fee for boats and $50 fee for corporate sponsored boats. Salty Sams Marina is offering free overnight dockage to all participating boats with advance registration based on availability. Call Salty Sams Marina for advance reservations at 463-7333. The line-up for the parade begins at 5:45 p.m. at Salty Sams Marina, with the actual parade starting at 6:10 p.m. The parade will be led by Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus on the Fort Myers Beach chamber of commerce boat, which is being sponsored by Fish Tale Marina. Prizes will be awarded to the winners in a variety of categories. Decorated boats will be judged by celebrity judges Lindsay Logue, Robert Van Winkle, Kelly Creswell, and Fort Myers Beach Mayor Bob Raymond. They will participate in the parade, choose and announce the winners of each category at the Winners Circle party at Salty Sams Marina immediately following the parade. Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com Rescued Rabbits Find New HomesThe last of more than 40 rabbits rescued from a hoarding situation have found new homes. Lee County Domestic Animal Services shelter was overflowing with English lop and mini lop rabbits after their owner became overwhelmed. The rabbits were sterilized prior to adoption to prevent them from further breeding out of control. In the past Animal Services has had difficulty placing even one or two rabbits at a time. Gulf Coast Humane Society and Humane Society Naples took some of the bunnies but more than 20 remained until members of the public stepped up. We want to thank all of the people who came to the shelter to give these rabbits a second chance, said Glenn Johnson, operations manager. We are truly amazed at the number of people who responded immediately. Lee County Domestic Animal Services is located at 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. 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 dogs, cats, and even an occasional bunny available for adoption can be viewed online at www.LeeLostPets.com. The website updates hourly. Rescued rabbits


DID YOU KNOW PUZZLE ANSWERS My Stars FOR WEEK OF NOVEMBER 26, 2012ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your work on a recent job assignment is impressive and is sure to be noticed. Meanwhile, expect to receive news about an upcoming holiday event you wont want to miss. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Saving the world one person at a time is what you were born to do. So accept it when people ask you for help, especially during the holiday season. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Now that youve resolved all doubts about an important decision, you can surprise a lot of people by defending your stand with your strong and well-reasoned arguments. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) The holiday mood stirs your need to nurture everyone from the family cat to greatgrandma. But dont overdo it, especially with teens, who like to feel grown up. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Enjoy basking in the warm love of family and close friends. But dont fall into a prolonged catnap yet. Theres still much to do before you can put up your paws and relax. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Avoid pushing others to work as hard as you do on a common project. Instead, encourage them to do their best, and they might well reward you with a pleasant surprise. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Like the sensible Libra you are, you no doubt started your holiday shopping already. But be careful to keep within your budget. Shop around for the best buys. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Love and friendship remain strong in your aspect over the next several days. This is a good time to develop new relationships and strengthen old ones. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A beloved family member has news that will brighten your holidays. Also expect to hear from friends who had long since moved out of your life. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Family and friends are in for a surprise when you accept the need to make a change without being talked into it. (Bet it surprised you, too -didnt it?) AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Restoring an old friendship might not be as easy as you hoped. You might want to explore the reasons for your former buddys reluctance to cooperate. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Your party-going activities pick up as the holiday season takes off. Enjoy your plunge into the social swim as you make new friends and renew old friendships. BORN THIS WEEK: You are caring and considerate -two wonderful attributes that endear you to people of all ages. On Dec. 1, 1830, French novelist Victor Hugo is due to turn in a draft of his book Notre Dame de Paris (The Hunchback of Notre Dame). Despite his contract, he instead wrote two plays, Marion de Lorme and Hernani, and the book is not published until 1831. On Nov. 26, 1862, Oxford mathematician Charles Lutwidge Dodgson sends a handwritten manuscript called Alices Adventures Under Ground to 10-year-old Alice Liddell. Dodgson made up the story one day on a picnic, and Alice insisted he write it down. He published it under his nom de plume, Lewis Carroll, in 1865. On Nov. 28, 1914, the New York Stock Exchange reopens for bond trading after nearly four months, the longest stoppage in the exchanges history. The outbreak of World War I in Europe forced the NYSE to shut its doors on July 31, 1914. On Dec. 2, 1942, Enrico Fermi, Italian-born Nobel Prize-winning physicist, directs and controls the first nuclear chain reaction. He created a jury-rigged laboratory under the bleachers in Stagg Field at the University of Chicago. On Nov. 30, 1954, the first modern instance of a meteorite striking a human being occurs at Sylacauga, Ala., when an 8 1/2 pound meteorite crashes through the roof of a house and into the living room, bounces off a radio, and strikes a woman on the hip. The victim suffered a nasty bruise. On Nov. 29, 1963, one week after President John F. Kennedy was fatally shot while riding in a motorcade in Dallas, President Lyndon Johnson establishes a special commission to investigate the assassination. After 10 months the Warren Commission report was released, concluding that there was no conspiracy. On Nov. 27, 1978, former Board of Supervisors member Dan White murders Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk at City Hall in San Francisco. When White pleaded a diminished capacity defense and claimed that copious amounts of junk food caused him to suffer mental problems, the so-called Twinkie Defense was born. It was American bridge expert Phillip Alder who made the following sage observation: We are born with talents, but we acquire skills. The inventor of Life Savers was Clarence Crane (incidentally, he was also the father of poet Hart Crane). In 1913, a year after coming up with the recipe for the candy, Crane sold the patent for his sweet treat for $2,900. Seems like a paltry recompense for creating a pop culture icon that is still going strong after 100 years. Do you suffer from arachibutyrophobia? If so, you probably refuse to eat PB&J sandwiches, for fear that the peanut butter will stick to the roof of your mouth. There are 120 drops of water in a single teaspoon. In 1976, John Moore, a California man, had his spleen removed at the UCLA Medical Center in order to treat his cancer. The operation was successful -in more ways than anyone anticipated. It seems that the doctors, upon studying the removed organ, found certain cells that had unique cancer-fighting properties. The discovery led to a new -and profitable -treatment. When Moore found out that his spleen had led to this discovery, he sued the Regents of the University of California for a share of the profits. In 1990, 14 years after his cancer was cured, he lost his court case. Those who study such things say that ants stretch and yawn when they wake up. If youre like 43 percent of the American population, you refuse to ever try eating snails, regardless of the fact that theyre regarded as a delicacy in other parts of the world. The fear of becoming a has-been keeps some people from becoming anything. -Eric Hoffer THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAYTHE RIVER NOVEMBER 23, 201234 1. TELEVISION: In the X-Files TV drama series, what was the phrase on the UFO poster in Fox Mulders office? 2. MOVIES: What did Bruce Willis character do for a living in Die Hard? 3. BUSINESS: What is the name of Nikes logo that appears on its sports merchandise? 4. U.S. GOVERNMENT: Where is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention located? 5. LANGUAGE: What is a fen? 6. SCIENCE: What is the botanist Carolus Linnaeus famous for? 7. HISTORY: What did the Edict of Nantes do for the French in 1598? 8. GEOGRAPHY: Where is the island of Bonaire located? 9. ASTRONOMY: What are the Perseids? 10. PSYCHOLOGY: What kind of fear is represented in thanatophobia? TRIVIA TEST 1. I Want to Believe 2. Police of cer 3. Swoosh 4. Atlanta 5. Bog 6. Creating a classi cation system for plants 7. Promised French Protestants the same rights as French Catholics 8. The Caribbean, just north of Venezuela 9. A meteor shower most visible in August 10. Fear of death. ANSWERS SPORTS QUIZ 1. Who is the San Diego Padres all-time leader in career stolen bases? 2. Name the only team to win a World Series after losing it the previous two years. 3. When was the last time before 2011 (New Orleans) that a team scored at least 62 points in a game? 4. Name the player who holds the NCAA Division I record for most consecutive games with at least one 3-point shot made. 5. Who was the last defenseman before Erik Karlsson in 2011-12 to finish in the top 10 in scoring for an NHL regular season? 6. When was the last time before 2012 that Dale Earnhardt Jr. led the NASCAR Cup points standings during a season? 7. How many Grand Slam singles finals did Ivan Lendl lose before winning his first of eight in 1984 (French Open)?1.Tony Gwynn, with 319 stolen bases. 2. The New York Yankees, 1921-23. 3. It was 1985 (the New York Jets scored 62 against Tampa Bay). 4. Illinois Cory Bradford had at least one 3-pointer in 88 games between 1998 and 2001. 5. Detroits Paul Coffey, in 1994-95. 6. It was 2004. 7. Four. ANSWERS


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CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 37 THE RIVER NOVEMBER 23, 2012 GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION VACATION RENTAL VACATION RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL FOR SALE WANTED TO BUY CAR FOR SALE TAXES & FINANCE BOATS CANOES KAYAKSDUNES 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.com RS 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.com RS 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 11/23 CC 11/23 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: 239-738-9171RS 11/23 NC 11/23 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 HUGE 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 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 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 DOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800RS 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 11/23 CC 1/11 RS 11/23 CC 11/23 FOR RENTHome to Share. Large outside deck, carport, laundry room. Furnished $500. + utilities, female. N/P, N/S. Call 239-699-5320 NS 11/23 CC TFN ANNUAL RENTALSSANIBELCONDOMINIUMS Across from Beach, 2/2 F. Pool/tennis @ $1,400/mo Gulf Front, 2/2+den, designer furnished Pool, tennis, Beach $4,000/mo.HAPPY THANKSGIVING!472-6747Gulf Beach Properties, Inc.Paul H. Zimmerman, Broker/OwnerServing The Islands Rental Needs Since 1975 RS 11/23 BM TFN GARAGE SALESAT. 24th 9-2pm 249 PALM LAKE DRIVENS 11/23 CC 11/23 ANNUAL RENTAL Apartment for lease on Sanibel, Mid Island, Furnished, 1B/1B $895. per month. Call 734-761-7600 ext. 231.NS 11/23 CC TFN ANNUAL RENTAL2/2 UF condo with den. On canal, East End of Sanibel. W/D, boat dock, deeded beach access, covered parking. $1,500/month. Sorry, no pets. Call 239-728-1920.RS 11/23 CC TFN


Read us online at islandsunnews.com Read us online at islandsunnews.com SUDOKUTo play Sudoku: Complete the grid so that every row, column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 through 9 (the same number cannot appear more than once in a row, column or 3x3 box.) There is no guessing and no math involved, just logic.answer on page 35 If you would like your club/organization listed in The River Calling Card, phone 415-7732Emergency .........................................................................................911 Lee County Sheriffs Of ce ........................................................477-1200 Florida Marine Patrol ................................................................332-6966 Florida Highway Patrol ..............................................................278-7100 Poison Control ................................................................1-800-282-3171HealthPark Medical Center .......................................1-800-936-5321Ft. Myers Chamber of Commerce .............................................332-3624 Foundation for Quality Childcare ..............................................425-2685 Ft. Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce ..................................454-7500 Fort Myers Beach Library .........................................................463-9691 Lakes Regional Library ............................................................533-4000 Lee County Chamber of Commerce ..........................................931-0931 Post Of ce .....................................................................1-800-275-8777 Visitor & Convention Bureau .....................................................338-3500 ARTS Alliance for the Arts ..................................................................939-2787 Art of the Olympians Museum & Gallery ...................................332-5055 Arts For ACT Gallery & Studio ..................................................337-5050 Art League Of Fort Myers .........................................................275-3970 Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall ......................................481-4849 BIG ARTS ................................................................................395-0900 Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre ............................................... 278-4422 Cultural Park Theatre ................................................................772-5862 Edison Festival of Light .............................................................334-2999 Florida Repertory Theatre at the Arcade ..................................332-4488 Florida West Arts ......................................................................948-4427 Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers.......................................472-0168 Gulf Coast Symphony ...............................................................489-1800 Harmony Chorus, Charles Sutter, Pres .....................................481-8059 Naples Philharmonic ...........................................................239-5971111 The Schoolhouse Theater .........................................................472-6862 S.W. Florida Symphony .............................................................418-0996 Theatre Conspiracy ..................................................................936-3239 Young Artists Awards ................................................................574-9321CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONSAngel Flight ................................................................1-877-4AN-ANGEL Animal Refuge Center ...............................................................731-3535 American Business Women Association ...................................357-6755 Audubon of SWFL .....................................................................339-8046 Audubon Society .......................................................................472-3156 Caloosahatchee Chapter DAR ..................................................482-1366 Caloosahatchee Folk Society ...................................................321-4620 Cape Chorale Barbershop Chorus .................................1-855-425-3631 Cape Coral Stamp Club ............................................................542-9153 duPont Company Retirees .......................................................454-1083 Edison Porcelain Artists ............................................................415-2484 Ft Myers UDC Chapter 2614 (United Daughters of the Confederacy ..................................728-3743 Friendship Force Of SW FL ......................................................561-9164 The Horticulture and Tea Society .............................................472-8334 Horticultural Society .................................................................472-6940 Lee County Genealogical Society .............................................549-9625 Lee Trust for Historic Preservation ...........................................939-7278 NARFE(National Active & Retired Federal Employees .............482-6713 Navy Seabees Veterans of America ..........................................731-1901 Paradise Iowa Club of SWFL ....................................................667-1354 Sons of Confederate Veterans ..................................................332-2408 Southwest Florida Fencing Academy ........................................939-1338 Southwest Florida Music Association ........................................561-2118 Kiwanis Clubs: Fort Myers Beach.................................................765-4254 or 454-8090 Fort Myers Edison .....................................................................694-1056 Fort Myers South ......................................................................691-1405 Gateway to the Islands..............................................................415-3100 Iona-McGregor..........................................................................482-0869Lions Clubs:Fort Myers Beach......................................................................463-9738 Fort Myers High Noon ...............................................................466-4228 Estero/South Fort Myers ...........................................................898-1921 Notre Dame Club of Lee County .............................................. 768-0417 POLO Club of Lee County.........................................................477-4906 Rotary Club of Fort Myers .........................................................332-8158 Sanibel-Captiva Orchid Society ................................................472-6940 United Way of Lee County ........................................................433-2000 United Way 211 Helpline (24 hour) .................................211 or 433-3900AREA ATTRACTIONSBailey-Matthews Shell Museum ................................................395-2233 Burroughs Home ......................................................................337-9505 Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium ........................................275-3435 Edison & Ford Winter Estates ...................................................334-3614 Fort Myers Skate Park ..............................................................321-7558 Imaginarium Hands-On Museum & Aquarium ............................321-7420 JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge ................................472-1100 Koreshan State Historic Site ..............................................239-992-0311 Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center .......................765-8101 Skatium ......................................................................................321-7510 Southwest Florida Museum of History ......................................321-7430 True Tours .................................................................................945-0405 Pets Of The Week THE RIVER NOVEMBER 23, 201238 My name is Scooby and I hope I find my forever home before the holidays have come and gone. Mostly, I hope I find a family who loves me since my former owners didnt provide the best care. I promise to be a good family member. My eyes will melt your heart, Im very affectionate and love to play. My adoption fee is only $19 (regularly $75) during Animal Services Home 4 The Holidays adoption promotion. They call me Boop, and I bet you are wondering how I got my name. Is it because I have a curl at the end of my tail or just my cute personality? I guess youll have to meet me and decide for yourself. My kittens are still available for adoption too if youd like to make it a family affair. 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. Boop ID# 541899 Scooby ID# 479039 photos by squaredogphoto.com




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