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FREETake Me Home VOL. 12, NO. 48 DECEMBER 6, 2013From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Live Bluegrass At The AllianceThree hours of live acoustic music will be performed in the Foulds Theatre at the Alliance for the Arts on Sunday, December 8 from 2 to 5 p.m., presented by the Acoustic Music Society of Southwest Florida. The show begins with the Bugtussle Ramblers and Sawgrass Drifters and then concludes with Andy Wahlberg and his harp guitar. The Sunday afternoon concert series continues on January 5.continued on page 11 National Museum Exhibition Coming To Davis Art CenterThe Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in Fort Myers will host the international exhibition Punctum Contra Punctum II, American Edition. The show will open Wednesday, December 11 and will run through December 30. This project, which originated at The Georgian National Museum National Gallery in Tbilisi, Georgia, first took place in September 2013 and was curated by Richard L. Tooke, a retired director at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. This is the first time an exhibition and cultural exchange of this magnitude originating at a national museum will be seen in Southwest Florida. The projects mission is to reveal the main focus of global culture. Culture has a unique identity, which is determined by its traditions. At the same time, culture expresses the distinct ways that people living in different parts of the world classify and represent their experiences, and act creatively. It makes one nations artistic language understandable for the others. Globalization provides the opportunity for all national cultures to become equal participants of a universal system of values. Punctum Contra Punctum IIs goal is to harmonize cultural diversity by use of technology and esthetics. The world where the modern artist exists and creates is very contradictive. The emotions and reactions of the artists confront the conditions of todays political and socio-cultural environment. The project Punctum Contra Punctum II is a means of bringing together these contradictive ideas, which American, Georgian, European, Asian and Latin American artists offer to the public, using different media technologies (painting, photography, digital art, multimedia and music). continued on page 4 Lawyers Guns And Money by Michael St. Amand Andy Wahlberg Bugtussle Ramblers Sawgrass Drifters Morning Meander At Lakes ParkAn easy walk along clear paths offers an opportunity to see birds in native vegetation with continued on page 4 Eastern phoebe photo by Meg RousherShrimp Industry Tours At OstegoSan Carlos Islands Commercial Fishing Fleet Tour is once again being offered every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon. The three-hour guided tour includes a one-and-a-half-continued on page 4 Take a tour of Fort Myers Beach multimillion dollar shrimping fleet with Ostego BayBeautiful Birds Of Bunche BeachBunche Beach is excellent for both migrant and resident waders and shorebirds working the mudflats at low tide due to the diversity of microinvertebrates. Its also a great spot to see waterfowl, raptors and warblers. Experience the beautiful birds of Bunche Beach with a bird patrol guide on Saturday, December 7 from 8 to 10 a.m. Participants should meet on the beach, which is located in South Fort Myers, off continued on page 18


THE RIVER DECEMBER 6, 20132 Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now:Versatile Building On Hendryby Gerri Reaves, PhDThis building pictured circa 1945 still stands directly across from the entrance to Patio de Leon on Hendry Street. Many locals remember it as the Hendry Street entrance to McCrorys five and dime. But look again at that historic photo. Isnt there something very different about the 1929 building today aside from the stucco and paint? Indeed. Sometime in the 1940s, it gained a second story, along with a few Art Deco features, such as the eyebrow overhangs over the second floor windows and the horizontal accents something rare in downtown Fort Myers. During the 1930s and 1940s, several businesses occupied the double-storefront building, including Judds White Wagon Lunch, Failings Department Store, and Sidney W. Hopper Billiards. By the time the circa 1945 photo was taken, the Fort Myers Furniture Company was located in the southern half (right). The sign for the other storefront is not visible, but one fact suggests that the business is likely Judds White Wagon Lunch or Sidney W. Hopper Billiards. Displayed in the window is a poster-size advertisement featuring Camel cigarettes and Santa Claus. As for McCrorys, which later occupied half and then all of the building, its main entrance was on First Street in the Earnhardt Building. McCrorys moved in when the Earnhardt was completed in 1915 and remained until the 1990s. The side entrance on Hendry later became the entrance to the stores lunch counter, where locals remember enjoying milk shakes and grilled sandwiches galore. Until a few years ago, the red letters spelling the stores name remained on the faade, a reminder of one of downtowns longest-lived businesses. Walk down Hendry Street to see the building that grew a second story over 60 years ago. Then continue your exploration of downtown history at the Southwest Florida Museum of History at 2031 Jackson Street. For information, call 321-7430 or go to museumofhistory.org. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Be sure to visit the Southwest Florida Historical Societys fascinating research center to learn more about the many business of historic downtown.continued on page 17 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. LORKENCo-Publishers Lorin Arundel and Ken Rasi Advertising Sales Isabel Rasi Office Coordinator Graphic Arts/ProductionAnn Ziehl Kristy See Photographer Michael Heider Writers Anne Mitchell Jeff Lysiak PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER Contributing Writers Read Us Online: www.IslandSunNews.com Click on The River Ed Frank Max Friedersdorf Tom Hall Audrey Krienen In 2006, the traces of McCrorys large red letters were still visible photo by Gerri Reaves The 1929 building is undergoing renovation photo by Gerri Reaves Circa 1945, a furniture company occupied half of this building on Hendry Street across from the entrance to Patio de Leon. Note the overhanging sign of the Graystone Hotel, which operated from 1916 until the 1970s. courtesy of the Southwest Florida Museum of History


3 THE RIVER DECEMBER 6, 2013 Edison Ford Selected Among 10 Best Historic Homes For The HolidaysEdison Ford Holiday Nights at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates was selected by USA Today in a featured online article on November 27. Edison Ford was chosen by the editors of 10 Best for USA Today as one of the Historic Homes for the Holidays, which also included The White House, Mount Vernon, Monticello and the Biltmore in North Carolina. To view the article visit: http://www.10best.com/interests/trip-pics/historic-homesfor-the-holidays/ Edison Ford Holiday Nights opened November 29 and runs through January 4. The historic buildings and gardens are decorated with lights, traditional decorations and Edison and Ford inventions. The site is open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. during Holiday Nights. For additional information call 334-7419 or visit www.edisonfordwinterestates.org. The Ford Estate during Edison Ford Holiday Nights photo by Mike Shapiro Dont Miss The Democratic Womens Club of Lee County Annual Holiday Auction!!!!!! Featuring Celebrity Elves, Outstanding Auctioneers, Fun and Great Buys for All! Auction benefits the Lee County DWC Marj Lo well Mentoring Fund so bring your treasures yo ud like to donate and your checkbook to buy items youll find nowhere else Saturday, December 14, 2013 at the DWC Meeting, 10 a.m.. Hilton Garden Inn. Make reservations for the optional $18 buffet lunch following the business meeting by contacting Pat Fish at 239-466-8381 or fishpatricia@yahoo.com The Morgan House (239) 337-3377 We Cater!Off-Site & On-Site Parties Available with Licensed Full Bar Options Thank you, Southwest Florida. Many of you, like me, were probably not born in Southwest Florida, but came here at a later stage in your lives. Some would wonder about the sense of community that can be formed by such a hodgepodge of native Floridians, migrs from the Midwest, the Northeast, other communities and other countries. Yet, I am continually impressed by the way our community joins together to help children and families in need, especially during the holiday season. This Thanksgiving, the Harry Chapin Food Bank provided 12,000 turkeys and chickens to our neighbors in need through our partner agencies in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. The birds were accompanied by many of the traditional trimmings; potatoes, green beans, squash, baked goods and more. More than once, we saw the amazement of children and their parents -by the food they received. Two boys at a distribution were so thrilled with the bounty their family received that they said, Yay! We get Thanksgiving! The roster of individuals, companies and community organizations that made Thanksgiving possible for these two boys and many other children and families is too lengthy to list here, but I am quite sure most of the people involved in this gargantuan effort are, like many of us, not native to this area. Nevertheless, when the season of sharing is upon us, caring people reach out to help thousands of their neighbors in need. When one considers the diverse roots that help to form our community, that so many come together to create such a community of caring is all the more impressive. An ancient African proverb says, It takes a village to raise a child. Our community fed and nurtured thousands of children this holiday season. Feels good, doesnt it? Sincerely, Al Brislain, president and CEO of Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida. CARD OF THANKS This is what holiday giving is all about


THE RIVER DECEMBER 6, 20134 1628 Periwinkle Way 472-2893 Heart of the Islands, SanibelOpen Monday Saturday www.threecraftyladies.com n day Saturday e craftyladies.co m Tropical Fabrics Tropical Fabrics Novelty Yarn Novelty Yarn Quilting Quilting Notions Notions Beads Beads Scrapbook Scrapbook Papers Papers Childrens Childrens Crafts Crafts Art Supplies Art Supplies Shell Crafts Shell Crafts Gifts Gifts Find us on Ask about our Sewing Machine Rental Program! Ask about our Sewing Machine Rental Program! Chinese & Japanese Cuisine Downtown Fort Myers (Post O ce Arcade Next to Hotel Indigo) 1520 Broadway For Takeout & Delivery Tel: 334-6991 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEKMonurs 11am 10pm Fri-Sat 11am 11pm Sun 12pm 9pmwww. ichiban-sushi-chinese.com Open Christmas Eve All Day & Christmas Day 4-10Open New Years Eve 4-10 & All Day New Year From page 1National Museum ExhibitTwenty-two artists from different parts of the world were selected: Grimanesa Amoros (Peru), Alex Berdysheff (Georgia), Nicholas Berdysheff (Georgia), Patricia Frida (Austria), Antonio Guerrero (Cuba), Marco Nicolas Heinzen (Switzerland), Hollis Jeffcoat (USA), Edouard Mortec (France), Evelin Juen (Austria), Stephen Knapp (USA), Maria Fernanda Lairet (Venezuela), Rainer Lagemann (Germany), Michael Vincent Manalo (Philippines), Emilio Merlina (Italy), Andreas Oetker-Kast (Germany), Gega Paksashvili (Georgia), Maka Razmadze (Georgia), Michael St. Amand (USA), Steven Tobin (USA), Guram Tsibakhashvili, (Georgia), Nino Jvania (Georgia) and Kat Epple (USA). To underline the cultural exchange as the main focus of the project, a wide program of activities encompassing artists lectures, workshops, studio visits and concerts will accompany the exhibition. All of these events will be open to the public. As opening day approaches a detailed schedule will be published. Opening night festivities include and short concert by Nino Jvania (Georgia) and Kat Epple (USA) Light Installation artist Jim Takas will display his outdoor installation during the opening. The event starts at 7 p.m. Punctum Contra Punctum II, American Edition, is organized by the Sidney & Berne Davis Arts Center, with support by the City of Fort Myers, the Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia and the U.S. Embassy in Georgia. The project director is the American painter and Fort Myers resident Michael St. Amand. For further information, contact The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center at 333-1933 or visit www.sbdac.com. The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is located at 2301 First Street in Fort Myers. From page 1Ostego Bayhour guided visit at the museum at Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center, which contains a touch tank, a hands-on beach area and several aquariums and exhibits. The tour continues with a visit to the commercial fishing industry to see how the boats are unloaded, the trawl doors are built, the shrimp nets are hand-sewn, the seafood is processed and other important processes in this unique million dollar industry. The cost for the tour is $15 per adult and $10 for children seven years and older. Reservations are required. The annual Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center Silent Auction is Friday, December 6 at Bonita Bills Waterfront Cafe, 700 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach. The silent auction begins at 5 p.m. and ends at 8 p.m. There is no cost to participate. The Marine Science Center has been in operation since 1991, serving the Southwest Florida community and the local school system. Ostego Bay is looking for donations of items and gift certificates for the auction. It is a 501(c)3 non-profit and all donations are tax deductible. To make a donation, call 765-8101 e-mail info@ostegobay.org. The Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center is entirely funded through memberships, donations and local fund raisers. Live Entertainment Nightly, Online Discounts, Loyalty Program, The Best Happy Hour NIGHTLY PROMOTIONS at BRATTAS HAPPY HOUR AT THE BAR SUNDAY THRU THURSDAY 4PM-CLOSE HAPPY HOUR AT THE BAR SUNDAY THRU THURSDAY 4PM-CLOSEFIND OUT WHY BRATTAS WAS VOTED BEST CASUAL FINE DINING BRATTASRISTORANTE.COM BRATTASRISTORANTE.COM DINNER DAILY 4PM DINNER DAILY 4PM 239-433-4449 239-433-4449 12984 S. CLEVELAND AVE., FORT MYERS 12984 S. CLEVELAND AVE., FORT MYERS Make Your Make Your New Years New Years Reservations ReservationsThursday & Monday Cold Water Lobster Tail & Steak starting at $14.99Tuesday All Night Happy Hour & $4.99 Appetizers Try our Seafood Extravaganza Friday & Saturday Night 3 Course Dinners starting at $24.99Sunday is Pasta prexe dinners starting at $16.99 F F S S AA Islande & Mitch Islande & Mitch Friday Dec. 6, 7:30-11:30 pm Friday Dec. 6, 7:30-11:30 pm DUSK DUSK Saturday Dec. 7, 7:30-11:30 pm Saturday Dec. 7, 7:30-11:30 pm From page 1Morning Meanderexperienced bird patrol guides pointing out the many species in Lakes Regional Park, a Lee County birding hot spot and crucial nesting area for many birds. The next Nature Walk with a bird patrol guide will be held on Saturday, December 7 at 8:30 a.m. Participants should arrive a few minutes after 8 a.m. for a brief introduction and to sign waivers. Tours start promptly at 8:30 a.m. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress to be outside. Bring water, sunscreen and binoculars. Lakes Regional Park is located at 7330 Gladiolus Drive in Fort Myers. Participants will meet at Shelter A7. Enter Lakes Park gate from Gladiolus. Turn right, drive to the end of road and continue through the parking lot. Shelter A7 is located near the Train Station. This tour is provided in cooperation with Lee County Parks & Recreation. Its free with paid parking, which is $1 per hour or $5 for all day. For more information, call 533-7580 or 533-7576, visit www.birdpatrol.org or find us on Facebook. To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


5 THE RIVER DECEMBER 6, 2013 Three Evenings Of Gratitude For CommunityAs part of its annual celebration, the Southwest Florida Community Foundation expressed thanks to more than 400 of its supporters and friends during a series of threenight Evening of Gratitude events held November 12 to 14. To emphasize the foundations regional reach, the events were held at different locations during subsequent nights including the Heights Center in Fort Myers, the BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater on Sanibel Island and the Hilliard Cottage in Clewiston. With a theme based on cause and effect mirroring the 2013 annual report, which was launched on the foundations website last week, the events included a cocktail reception where attendees were asked to choose which of the foundations five areas of philanthropy theyre most passionate about animals, education, people (human services), the environment and the arts. Guests later learned about the positive effects they create in each of these causes during a complimentary concert featuring singer and part-time Fort Myers resident Zack Dobbins and pianist Yasuhiko Fukuoka, both of New York City, as the foundations gift of thanks. These three nights of gratitude were a way for us to reach out and express thanks to our many supporters in Southwest Florida who continue to give in so many ways to make our region stronger, said Sarah Owen, president and CEO of the SWFLCF. Because of their philanthropy for their favorite causes, they are creating a ripple effect where the smallest action can lead to a thousand possibilities. During its 2013 fiscal year, the SWFLCF granted $4.1 million to more continued on page 15 Zack Dobbins, Sarah Owen and Yasuhiko Fukuoka Cliff and Georganne Williams Deborah and George Braendle of Bonita Springs Dwayne Bergmann with Mary and Scott Fischer Betty Harmon Karen Watson and Ellen Sheppard RIV RIV Nellies Upstairs Waterside Bar Where its Happy Hour all the time!!! 10% OFF Offer valid with Cash payments only... No credit cards. ONE COUPON PER TABLE Can not be used with any other offer. 18% Gratuity may be added to bill before discount. 11am 10pm, Expires Dec. 13, 2013 Lunch Dinner Snacks in Between11am-10pm u G b www.nervousnellies.net FREE MARINA DOCKAGE with Dock Attendants AssistanceDont Miss the Holiday Boat Parade. December 7thNervous Nellies Ofcial Voting SpotFor Best Decorated Vessel!!! GET YOUR NERVOUS NELLIES DISCOUNT CARD


THE RIVER DECEMBER 6, 20136 Greeters Club LuncheonThe Greeters Club will be celebrating the holiday season at its Thursday, December 19 luncheon. Come join the party at the beautifully decorated Colonial Country Club, take photos by their magnificent Christmas tree, and select a little treasure at their silent auction. Members will be bringing wonderful slightly used accessories for the silent auction. Make a luncheon reservation ($20 per person) and find out more about joining this dynamic group of Lee County women. Email greetersclub@ gmail.com and provide your contact information (your name, email address and phone #). You will receive confirmation of your reservation. Greeters Club luncheons are held on the third Thursday of the month at 11:30 a.m. at the Colonial Country Club, 9181 Independence Way in Fort Myers. Patriotic Evening ReceptionThe Disabled Veterans Insurance Careers Fund will host a Patriotic Evening Reception on Thursday, December 12 at the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, located at 8771 College Parkway, Building 2, Suite 201 in Fort Myers. Providing an update on the No Man or Woman Left Behind Society, the reception will begin at 5:30 p.m., with a short program and video to follow at 6 p.m. Heavy hors doeuvres and refreshments will be available. The Disabled Veterans Insurance Careers Gary V. and Gay G. Trippe Fund For Disabled Veterans was established in 2012 at the SWFLCF to support the 501(c)(3) organizations mission to educate, train and generate meaningful employment opportunities for physically disabled veterans who will excel at pro-actively cross selling personal lines insurance products on behalf of leading independent insurance agencies. DVIC later founded the No Man or Woman Left Behind Society, a group of individual and business members helping to raise the funds needed to initiate DVICs training program. The DVIC Fund will go a long way to help give our disabled veterans across the U.S. meaningful employment, said Gary Bryant, DVIC president and CEO. We are proud that this fund will continue to grow here in Southwest Florida where it was born. RSVP by calling 274-5900 or emailing RSVP@floridacommunity.com by Friday, December 6. For more information on the DVIC Fund, call 433-8523 or visit www. DVIC.us. Writing ContestThe Gulf Coast Writers Association 2014 writing contests deadline is December 31. The contest is open to all. Cash prizes will be given for fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Go to www.gulfwriters.org for guidelines, application forms and more information. League Of Women Voters MeetingLeague Of Women Voters of Lee County will hold their next meeting on Saturday, December 7 at the Hilton Garden Inn, located at 12600 University Drive in Fort Myers. Marijuana Matters? is the topic of the public forum. Speakers will discuss the pros and cons of this controlled substance from many perspectives including law enforcement, medical and recreational use and abuse. An amendment regarding the medical use of marijuana may be on the ballot in 2014. The League invites the public to attend. Cost for breakfast $15 per person. Reservations are requested by December 3. Call 278-1032 or e-mail lwvlee@ yahoo.com. Speakers at the LVW meeting will include Marshall Frank, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, (L.E.A.P.); Karen Goldstein, National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws, (NORML); Amy Ronshausen, Save Our Society from Drugs, (S.O.S.); and Deborah Comella, Lee County Coalition for a Drug-Free Southwest Florida. Agenda 8:45 a.m. Registration and networking 9 a.m. Breakfast and networking 9:30 a.m. LWV Lee member orientation 10 a.m. Program: Marijuana Matters? 11:30 a.m. LWV Lee board meeting The meeting is open to League members and the interested public. Information on the programs and issues of the League of Women Voters is available online at www.lwv.org, www.lwvfla.org and www.lwvlee.org. Call 278-1032 or e-mail lwvlee@yahoo. com. Lee Republican Women To MeetLee Republican Women Federated will conduct their next dinner meeting on Monday, December 9 at The Hilton Garden Inn Fort Myers, located at 12601 University Drive in Fort Myers. Social-time begins at 5:15 p.m., with dinner and program to follow. The guest speaker is Terry Miller, chairman of the Lee County Republican Executive Committee. During the meeting, the installation of the LRWF 2014 officers will take place, as will a book donation presentation to Brightest Horizons School. Cost to attend the meeting and dinner is $20 per person all inclusive; cash bar available. To make reservations, call 432-9389 or email cindylignelli222@ gmail.com. For more information, contact Michele Duryea, publicity chair for the LRWF, at michelemduryea@embarqmail. com or call 280-7653. Letter Carriers Participating In Toys For Tots DrivePostal Service Letter Carriers will collect new, unwrapped toys that are left at the mailbox and in collection bins in local Post Offices on Saturday, December 7. All Post Office customers in the Suncoast District which includes ZIP Codes beginning with the following first three digits: 321, 327, 328, 329, 335, 336, 337, 338, 339, 341, 342, 346 and 347 are included. Postal Service Letter Carriers, in support of the Marine Corp Toys For Tots Foundation, will collect new, unwrapped toys left at mailboxes as they deliver mail on December 7. All toys collected will be distributed through the Marine Corps Toys For Tots program to provide a bright holiday for less fortunate children. The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations. Hortoons Our email address is press@riverweekly.com


7 THE RIVER DECEMBER 6, 2013 Art Divine Holiday Sale Running At Beach Art Gallery Until December 12Fort Myers Beach Art Association artists have been busy gathering their work for the annual holiday sale, which runs through Thursday, December 12. Art will all be original work by local artists and priced no highter than $150. Included in the hundreds of pieces will be both framed and unframed works done in various media for affordable prices. The sought-after minis will be hung and ready for purchase. These small works of art have become collectors items locally and are eagerly awaited each season. For $10, you can buy a small painting and help support the art association as well. The gallery will be open during regular hours listed below. The working gallery, located on Donora and Shell Mound in Fort Myers Beach, is open during the hours of 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday. The gallery will be closed on December 24, 25 and 31 and January 1. For more information on shows or classes, call the gallery at 463-3909 or visit www.fortmyersbeachart.com. A visitor in the FMBAA gallery photo by Michele Buelow 2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, Fl 33957 Ph: 239.472.0606 www.SanibelIslandCow.com 3957 P P h h: 2 2 3 39 4720606wwwSanibelIslandCowcom Tropical Outdoor Patio Seating Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow with our Famous Stone Crabs1/2 lb & 1 lb. quantities Appetizers & Full Dinners Best Prices On The Planet Fun "new" Moo Wear for all ages Fun "new" Moo Wear for all ages w w Always Fresh ...Always Fun! s s Always Fresh ...Always! LIVE LIVE MUSIC MUSIC w w Always w ay ay s! Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week. Snacks In-between Live Music! Outdoor Seating Come Try our Come Try our NEW NEW Cowlicious Cowlicious Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials We Proudly BrewSanibels Most Award Winning Restaurant Earnest Graham To Speak At Rotary BanquetRotary Club of Fort Myers South has announced that former NFL player Earnest Graham will be the featured guest speaker at the 25th annual John Carrigan Rotary South All-Star Classic Banquet. Graham will share his journey from high school all-star to NFL career. The banquet takes place on Monday, December 9 at 6 p.m. at the Harborside Convention Center in Fort Myers and is open to the public. More than 400 all-star high school football players, cheerleaders, community leaders, business professionals and residents attend this annual celebrity athlete banquet each year. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased at www.rotarysouthallstarclassic.org. Graham is a Mariner High School graduate and an alumni of the game, having played in the All-Star Classic in 1997. He then went on to play for the University of Florida under coaches Steve Spurrier and Ron Zook. Graham later joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2003 and played with the team until he experienced a career-ending injury in 2011. We are very excited to have Earnest Graham as our guest speaker for the banquet this year. His experience in the Rotary South All-Star Classic and his professional success will be an inspiration to the next generation of all-stars, said Rebecca Goff, president-elect of Rotary Club of Fort Myers South. Christmas Carols At Shell Point A musical festival of carols and classics led by Randy Woods, minister of worship and music at Shell Point Village Church, will take place on Sunday, December 8 at 6:15 p.m. It will feature the 90+ voices of The Village Church Choir and a 35-member Festival Orchestra, consisting of area symphony musicians. The musical by Tom Fettke, entitled God Is With Us, is traditional in style, but will feature innovative twists and turns while combining exciting and moving classical music by Faure, Beethoven, Vivaldi, Tchaikovsky, and Billings, with some of the worlds most loved Christmas carols. Tickets are $10 each and are available online at www.shellpoint.org/seasonofpraise or by calling 454-2147. Earnest Graham


THE RIVER DECEMBER 6, 20138 Along The RiverOn Friday, December 6, Broadway Palm Childrens Theatre presents Babes in Toyland. See your favorite storybook characters such as TomTom the Pipers Son, Little Bo Peep and the Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe, as they adventure to Toyland. Broadway Palms Childrens Theatre is fun for kids of all ages. The cost for lunch and the show is $18 per person, regardless of age. After each show, the cast stays on stage to answer questions from the audience. Immediately following each show, the audience can meet the cast when they sign autographs and pose for photographs in the lobby. Babes in Toyland runs December 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 17, 20, 21 and 23. Lunch or dinner is included in the price and meals are served before each show. A kid-style meal is planned for each childrens theatre production which features chicken nuggets, pizza, pasta, french fries, salads and desserts. The menu changes with each show. Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre is located at 1380 Colonial Boulevard, Fort Myers. For show times, go to www.broadwaypalm.com or call the box office at 278-4422. On Friday evening, The Art League of Fort Myers presents Transition, its December judged art show and silent auction benefitting Footsteps to the Future. The opening reception and silent auction begins at 6 p.m. The auction closes at 8:30 p.m. but the fun continues until 10 p.m. Footsteps to the Future is a local non-profit organization which assists young women who are aging out of the foster care system in Lee and Collier counties and transitioning to independent living. A percentage of the proceeds for the art leagues December 8 show goes to the non-profit Academic Achievement Project. Some of the young woman from Footsteps are selling their creations at the Transition show, including baked goods and candies. For more info about Footsteps to the Future, visit www.footstepstothefuture.org. The Art League of Fort Myers Gallery is located at 1451 Monroe Street in the heart of downtown Fort Myers historic River District. Call 275-3970 or go to www. artleagueoffortmyers.org. On Saturday, December 7 from 6 to 8 p.m., watch the Fort Myers Beach Boat Parade from the waterside dock at Nervous Nellies. The parade passes through Matanzas harbor and the first two canals of Siesta Isles. Nervous Nellies is a casual restaurant that boasts a large selection of appetizers, fresh seafood, over-stuffed sandwiches and entres. While relaxing on the outdoor patio, swing to the beats of live reggae, rock and island music. Go to Nellies website for a daily schedule of live entertainment. Just upstairs from Nellies is Uglys Waterside Bar, the place where everyone gets prettier. Enjoy happy hour all day, every day at Uglys. Whether you arrive by land or sea, parking for patrons of Nellies and Uglys is free. If you are traveling by boat, marine dockage is available with dock attendants assistance. The GPS coordinates are 26.41 N 817.18 W. Nervous Nellies Crazy Waterfront Eatery is located at 1131 First Street at the historic Fort Myers Beach Seaport. Call 463-8077 or go to www.nervousnellies.net. On Sunday, November 8 at 6:15 p.m., Shell Point Retirement Community invites the public for a its program Season of Praise: A Christmas Celebration. Join in the musical festival of carols and classics led by Randy Woods, minister of worship and music, with the more than 90 voices of The Village Church Choir and a 35-member Festival Orchestra, consisting of area symphony musicians. The musical by Tom Fettke, entitled God Is With Us, is traditional in style, but will feature innovative twists and turns while combining exciting and moving classical music by Faure, Beethoven, Vivaldi, Tchaikovsky and Billings, with some of the worlds most loved Christmas carols. The musical expressions alternate between the reflective and the joyous, providing a full expression for meditation and celebration certain to instill the Christmas spirit. Tickets for this concert are $10 each. Shell Point Retirement Community is located at 14200 Woodsong Lane, Fort Myers, two miles before the Sanibel Causeway. For tickets, call 454-2147 or go to www.shellpoint.org. Every Monday through February 24, join local film buffs for Thank God its Monday (TGIM). Short indie films will be judged to determine if they will earn a spot in the Fort Myers Film Festival held in March. TGIM features happy hour at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. The weekly event is hosted by Eric Raddatz and co-host Melissa DeHaven. TGIM takes place at The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center located at 2301 First Street, Fort Myers. For more information, go to www.fortmyersfilmfestival.com. 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Brattas serves fresh made-to-order food in an inviting atmosphere featuring live music nightly. The two for $20 menu is served all day Sunday to Thursday. Happy Hour is daily from 4 to 6:30 p.m. with drink and appetizer specials. Filet Napoleon, Taylor Street baked ziti and fresh bruschetta are a few favorites on the restaurants daily menu. Lobster tail and Chilean sea bass are served on the weekends. 12984 S. Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers. Call 433-4449. Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille is named for the Doc Ford character in local author Randy Wayne Whites bestselling mystery novels. Its a well known gathering place and tropical theme sports bar with indoor and outdoor patio seating. The combined menu offers all the lunch and dinner items from 11 a.m. until closing. It includes cedar plank salmon topped with a mango chipotle glaze or a marinated grilled chicken sandwich. The fish tacos are a local favorite and theres a well provisioned raw bar. Tropical drinks are a specialty, notably the signature rum drink, Island Mojito. 708 Fishermans Warf, Fort Myers Beach. Call 765-9660. Ichiban is a downtown favorite for Chinese and Japanese cuisine. The name means Number One in Japanese and offers its customers the perfect balance of great quality and affordable prices. Ichiban has been family owned and operated for eight years and its enduring popularity is a testament to its exceptional, friendly service. Take out and delivery within the River District available. 1520 Broadway #106, Fort Myers. Call 334-6991. Courtneys is a family business run by Executive Chef Dale, his wife Betty and their son, Courtney. The warm and welcoming bar is great for lunch, libations and lots of laughter. Relax in comfort with friends and enjoy discounted drinks and appetizers during happy hour, served 4 to 7 p.m. daily. The dining room offers a wonderful dinner variety; if youre an early diner, be sure to check out the Sunset Dining Specials. Eggceptional entres highlight the restaurants Sunday brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday dinner is served 4 to 8 p.m. 20351 Summerlin Road Units #111 & 112, Fort Myers. Call 466-4646. With casual dining and live music in a charming atmosphere, The Morgan House has been a Fort Myers institution since 1923. Nightly Specials: Monday, $20 prime rib and half-price select bottles of wine; Tuesday, $6 Morgan House burger and half-off craft beer; Wednesday, half off appetizers and house wine; Thursday, $4 martinis and half-off select shots; Friday, complimentary buffet upstairs with two drink minimum and half-off house wine and select domestic drafts; and Saturday, half-off select margaritas and tequila shots. 33 Patio De Leon, Fort Myers. Call 337-3377. Nellies offers the perfect backdrop for mixing business and pleasure at your continued on page 17 FORT MYERS FAREDining From Downtowns Historic River District To The Beaches For more information, check out our advertisers in this weeks River Weekly DOC FORDS RUM BAR & GRILLE ICHIBAN NERVOUS NELLIES CRAZY WATERFRONT EATERY COURTNEYS CONTINENTAL CUISINEDoc Fords Rum Bar & Grille on Fort Myers Beach offers waterfront dining and entertainment MORGAN HOUSE BRATTAS RISTORANTE9 THE RIVER DECEMBER 6, 2013 Distinctl norris.com furniture that appeals to your heart... at prices that won t stop it. Sanibel 1025 Periwinkle Way Mon Sat. 10 5Evenings & Sundays by appointment 579.0412 Naples & Fort MyeLIMITED TIME SAVINGS ON SELECT ITEMS! $11,999 $ COMPLETE DESIGNER CONDO PACKAGES STARTING AT WE ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR TALENTED DESIGN PROFESSIONALS! INQUIRE WITHIN.


Churches/TemplesALL FAITHS UNITARIAN CONGREGATION (UUA) Where diversity is treasured 2756 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers Summer program: Understanding the Faiths of Our Worlds June 2 to August 25 11 a.m. Interim Minister, Rev. Margaret Beard, begins on September 1 239-226-0900. 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. Dean Nastos, Proistamenos 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. 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. 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 Pastor: Bud Stephens; A nondemonimational church emphasizing a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Sunday Service: 9:15 a.m. Traditional, 10:45 Contemporary. CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH 1619 Llewellyn Drive Fort Myers Just off McGregor across from the Edison/ Ford Winter Estates 334-4978 Pastor: Douglas Kelchner Worship times Sundays 9 and 10:30 a.m. Website: www.taecc.com 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. www.clpc.us. Clint Cottrell, pastor Prayer Service 8 a.m., Praise 9 a.m., Childrens Church 9 a.m., Traditional 11 a.m. Summer: Prayer Service 8 a.m. Combined Traditional/Praise 10 a.m. 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 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. IONA-HOPE EPISCOPAL CONGREGATION 9650 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers 4544778 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 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 COVENANT EYES CHURCH See Clearly. Meeting monthly at 9 a.m. at the Elks Lodge. 1900 Park Meadows Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33907. 239-220-8519 Pastor Alan Bondar www.newcovenanteyes.com Wear what you want, rockin music, relevant teaching, LIFT Kidz program, free coffee & donuts, people who are real, church thats actually fun. 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 Pastor Eddie Spencer 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 Fort 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 Sunday Worship at 9:30am. Peace is a member of the ELCA. We celebrate weekly communion with traditional liturgy, organ and choir. 15840 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers On the way to Sanibel. 239-437-2599, 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. 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, 239-939-1218, Worship: Saturday 5:30 p.m., Sunday 8 & 10:45 a.m. Bible Study for adults and children Sunday at 9:15 a.m. Phone for other dates & times. Plus Marriage Enrichment, Divorcecare, Griefshare. SAINT PETER LUTHERAN CHURCH 3751 Estero Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach, 463-4251. Sunday worship at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Womens Bible Study is offered on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 9:30 a.m. www.stpeterfmb.com SAINT NICHOLAS MONASTERY Church and Bookstore:111 Evergreen Road (southwest corner of Evergreen Road and Gail Street.) Liturgical services conducted in English and Church Slavonic; following the Julian (Old) Calendar. Liturgical Services: Sundays and Holy Days: Hours at 9:30 a.m. Holy Liturgy at 10 a.m. Call to confirm service schedule: 239-997-2847; Bookstore: 239-691-1775 or visit www.saintnicholasmonastery.org ST. VINCENT DE PAUL CATHOLIC COMMUNITY 13031 Palm Beach Blvd (3 miles east of I75) East Fort Myers (across from Ft Myers Shores) 239 693 0818 Weekday masses: 9 a.m. Tuesday-Friday Weekend masses: 4 p.m. Saturday Sunday 9 & 11 a.m. All Are Welcome! 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. 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.continued on page 11THE RIVER DECEMBER 6, 201310


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TripAdvisor Member, May 2013 Ave Maria Choir Advent ConcertAve Maria Universitys Chamber Choir will perform an advent concert at Chapel by the Sea Presbyterian Church, Fort Myers Beach with Dr. Timothy McDonnell, director, and Rebecca Ostermann, assistant director The performance will be on Sunday, December 8 at 2 p.m. and will feature music by Palestrina, Tchaikovsky, Vaughn Williams and excerpts from Handels Messiah. A free will offering will be taken. The choir is the premier ensemble of the Universitys Department of Music. Made up principally of music majors and other highly qualified students, this select group is constituted by a rigorous audition process in which a superior level of musicianship must be demonstrated by each candidate. The Chamber Choir concentrates on the more challenging works in the choral repertoire, focusing largely on compositions from the 16th through the 18th centuries. A resurgence of the popularity of smaller choral ensembles in the 20th century led to an increase of compositional activity for such ensembles, and so the Chamber Choir also explores the riches of more recent compositions for this medium. Among Dr. McDonnells accomplishments is his tenure as director of Liturgical Music at the Pontifical North American College in the Vatican. Currently he is a faculty member at AMU as well as the artistic director of the Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida. Ave Maria University Chamber Choir Beach Methodist Holidays ConcertOn Thursday, December 12, Beach United Methodist Church will begin its 6th season of the Hibiscus Series, bringing a varied selection of performing arts opportunity to the Beach community and the surrounding areas. The choral ensemble Voices Of Naples, under the artistic direction of Dr. Douglas Renfroe, will present Christmas Magic! A Special Home for the Holidays event at 7 p.m. in the church sanctuary. It will feature arrangements of favorite Christmas and seasonal numbers, and several nonholiday selections. There will be a special tribute to former singer Jan Swerlein, who sang with both Voices Of Naples as well as the cbhurchs Chancel Choir. Also featured will be soprano Leslie Frost, alto Lauren Forbis, tenor Peter Gilbody, flutist Lauren Dillard, double bass Dan Sweeney and pianist LaVon Mattson. A surprise treat for younger audience members will be a special number performed by singer/comedian Don McBee. Dr. Renfroe is beginning his fourth season as artistic director of Voices of Naples. The vocal ensemble numbers 75, with several smaller ensembles that perform for smaller venues and special fund raising events. The ensemble scholarship has been offered for 10 years and is given to a graduating high school senior who is following a college degree in music. Since its beginning, this scholarship has exceeded $28,000 in awards. The concert is open to the public and a free will offering will be collected to assist in offsetting expenses. A reception will follow the concert in the fellowship hall. From page 10Churches/TemplesReligious 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 Marc Sack Minyan: Monday at 9 a.m. Religious Education: Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings Services: Friday night at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday morning at 9 a.m. Web site: www.tjswfl.org 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. 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 5612700 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 Rd, Fort Myers Winter Service: Sundays at 11 a.m. Childrens Sunday School at 11 a.m. Reverend Jim Rosemary, Minister Our God is Love, Our Race is Human Our religion is ONENESS. www.unityoffortmyers.org. 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. From page 1Live BluegrassTickets are $7 at the door, $5 for Alliance members. Seating is open and first come, first served. Children 12 and under are admitted free if accompanied by an adult. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. The Alliance for the Arts campus and galleries are open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays at 10091 McGregor Boulevard just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Visit www.artinlee.org for additional details.


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Basically, every day was windy but you could also mix in the coldest temperatures since last March, and a few mornings of thick sea fog. The only good thing with the seemingly neverending strong northeast winds is that it should keep the red tide offshore. Although there were a few dead fish floating in the very southern end of San Carlos Bay, these fish have washed in from offshore and the effects of this latest red tide are not in the sound. Consistently catching fish in these far from perfect conditions was all about getting tucked away out of the wind. Good bait meant good fishing, with the majority of the quality fish caught on my boat this week still eating free-lined shiners. Shiners were much harder to locate than they have been, but catching them was really the key to a good days fishing. Live shrimp produced fish, too, but it was lots of snapper, sheepshead and rat redfish. The water temperature is not quite cold enough yet for all the small bait stealers to leave. Despite the cold snap, snook fishing continued to be really good. For sheer numbers of snook, mangrove creek fishing has been hard to beat. Sure, lots of the snook are between 15 and 25 inches, but catching a snook on almost every cast once you locate them is not a bad thing. I did manage a few slotsized snook this week, but they seemed few and far between. Finding mangrove points and shorelines where the wind and tide were moving in the same direction seemed to make all the difference in locating these snook. Often, one little stretch of shoreline or point would hold more than a dozen. Most of the redfish I caught this week were on the short side of the 18-inch minimum. Creeks in Tarpon Bay were loaded with rat reds on the first part of the falling tide. These blue-tailed, shrimp-eating redfish are just part of our winter pattern and make for nonstop action. The few keepers we caught came while snook fishing with live shiners and were all in the low to mid 20-inch size range. Sheepshead fishing was still a little hit and miss in the mangroves this week. Most trips we managed a few 14-inch plus fish while using shrimp. Docks around the passes and throughout the sound should really be loading up, yet crazy windy conditions have not given anglers the opportunity to give them a try. Keeper-sized mangrove snapper were another option for clients looking to take home a fresh fish dinner, with lots of legal size, 11to 14-inch snappers in almost every mangrove creek. The highlight of the windy week on the water for me came early in the week while taking a full day trip from North Captiva. After bouncing around in more ways than one, we had only put a few keeper fish in the live well. Not wanting to cross the bay again quite yet in the 25 mph-plus winds, I anchored up in a deep dead-end creek I had not fished since the coolest days of last winter on the Pine Island side of the bay while just hoping for a few snook. I had hit pay dirt. This deadend creek was just on fire; we did not move for over two hours. The bite just kept going and going until the tide bottomed out. As things would quiet down a little, I would chum with live shiners and the bite would fire off again. The variety of species and non-stop action was amazing. Snook, trout and jacks made the majority of the action, but we also caught two unexpected 10to 15-pound tarpon. At that point, I was telling my clients all we needed was a redfish to get a grand slam in this one spot. Not three casts later, we landed one nice slot-sized red. 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. Ben Armstrong of St. James City with a windy, cold day sheepshead caught while fishing with Capt. Matt Mitchell Power Squadron Boating Coursesubmitted by Cdr. Mary Smelter, San Carlos Bay Sail & Power SquadronThe San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron, a unit of the United States Power Squadrons, will be offering Americas Boating Course on Saturday, December 7 from 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This course is recognized by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators. State law requires anyone born after January 1, 1988 to have passed a safe boating course and obtain a Boating Safety Education ID card, which is valid for life, in order to operate a boat with more than 10 h.p. Each student will receive a card/certificate from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission upon completion of the class. The course consists of two sessions on consecutive Saturdays. The second session will be on Saturday, December 14. Topics covered include hull design, docking, anchoring, handling boating emergencies, reading channel markers and many other topics to make each boating experience safer and more enjoyable. Successful completion of this course entitles the boater to six months free membership in a United States Power Squadron. The cost of the course is $45 with a $20 cost for a second person sharing the instruction materials. The course is being taught at the San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron Classroom at 16048 San Carlos Blvd. at the corner of Kelly Road (across from ACE Hardware). Students can register at www.scbps. com or call 466-4040. 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.


13 THE RIVER DECEMBER 6, 2013 CROW Case Of The Week: The Not-SoCommon Crowby Patricia MolloyFrom ancient folklore to modern literature, crows have been used to foreshadow ominous events and symbolize boorish behavior. To be called bird brained is an insult targeting at ones presumed stupidity. Such proclamations range from misguided to wildly inaccurate. In fact, some experts believe that crows may be the most intelligent creatures on the planet. In recent years, wildlife biologists at the University of Washington have studied the behavior of crows, focusing specifically on the birds facial recognition abilities. During experiments that including briefly detaining then releasing several crows, scientists have discovered that these blackbirds have a large capacity for storing information and possess the ability to distinguish specific individuals, even in a crowd. Even more remarkably, the subject birds were able to communicate to other crows about which people potentially pose a danger. Several weeks ago, an injured crow was discovered on the ground and admitted to the Sanibel clinic. During Dr. Heathers initial examination, patient #2974 was found to be severely underweight and suffering from a recent wing fracture. The crow was anesthetized so that radiographs could be preformed; an additional, older fracture that had not healed properly was also revealed. The American crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) is a familiar bird with blueishblack plumage and a shrill, cawing voice. Surely you have seen a large group fill the sky at dusk, swooping and fluttering madly through the air, squawking loudly overhead as they make their way, en masse, to a tall cluster of trees. These seasonal communal groups, called roosts, may range from as few as 100 birds to as many as hundreds of thousands. The reason that crows congregate in such large numbers, particularly in autumn and winter, is not fully understood; safety in numbers is the most likely of reasons. As with all patients, the ultimate goal is rehabilitation and release. The future for this particular patient, however, is an uncertain one. We dont think he will be a candidate for release. However, we are still giving him every chance to heal and are looking at the best options for him, stated Dr. Heather. In the event that the crow is unable to fly well enough to survive in the wild, the clinic is considering training the bird for special educational presentations at the facilitys popular Visitor Education Center. As Dr. Heather explained, We could have the crow on the glove, just like you would a raptor. Through education, I think people would realize what totally fascinating birds they are. 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 American crow, patient #2974, perching on a beam in an outdoor small flight enclosurephoto courtesy of Kathie McDonough Complete Do-It Yourself B oa t P a rt s St o r e Marine Tradin g Pos t 15600 S an C arlos Blvd, Un i t 170, Ft M y ers ( Bes i de B ig Lots ) C all 437-747 5 A dd iti o n al L oca ti o n s : 1156 N. Tamiami Trail in North Fort M y er s Call 997-577 7 2397 Davis Blvd in Naple s Call 793-580 0 H ou r s: 8am -5:30pm Mon-Sa t $ 99. 9 5 Sta i n l ess Stee l Po w er Coate d W hi te D u l Trumpet Hor n B i m i n i To p $ 199 Large Se l ect i on of Steer i n g W h ee l s


THE RIVER DECEMBER 6, 201314 Plant SmartChristmas Sennaby Gerri ReavesDespite its pretty common name, Christmas senna (Senna pendula var. glabrata) is no gift to Floridas environment. Since being introduced in the state in the 1940s, this fast-growing ornamental from South America has proven itself to be an environmental threat. The Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council lists this aggressive species as a category-1 invasive plant. Species get on that list because they displace native species in both natural and disturbed lands and cause documented ecological damage. Evergreen Christmas senna, also called climbing cassia and Christmas cassia, sprawls and climbs to a height and width of 10 feet. The compound leaves are made up of three to six pairs of oblong leaflets, with the larger pair at the leaf tips. The five-petaled flowers are deep yellow to greenish yellow, have prominent curved stamens, and measure about an inch and a half across. The cylindrical brown smooth fruit pod is five to six inches long and contains many hard seeds. Some sennas (also called cassias) are similar in appearance and easily misidentified. All are members of the bean or pea family, and thus are legumes. If you purchase a senna species, make sure it is not a category-1 or a caution plant such as this one. Avoid propagating this species and consider eradicating any in your yard. Instead, try Florida natives with similar bright yellow flowers, such as Bahama cassia (Senna mexicana var. chapmanii) and partridge pea (Chamaecrista fasciculata), which is listed as threatened. Sources: fleppc.org, ifas.ufl.edu, and fnps.org. Plant Smart explores the plant life of South Florida and sustainable landscape practices. This ornamental was first imported in the 1940s photos by Gerri Reaves Invasive Christmas senna sprawls and climbs with ease over large bougainvillea shrubs Caring For Your PlantsFlood Plantsby Justen DobbsI try to focus on low-water, lowmaintenance plants when it comes to landscaping a yard or choosing the right plants for a yard. But what if you have a low spot that is seasonally flooded? There are some colorful, tropical plants that you can use in these areas as well without having to plant a lot of small native weeds. Swamp lily, also known as crinum lily, is a common Florida plant that comes in a few different colors: green, purple, and variegated. Swamp lilies produce showy white blooms that can be fragrant. They are adaptable to swampy areas but also have some drought tolerance as well. Protect these plants from frost and also from all-day, full sun exposure, because they generally look better with a little shade. Everglades alm, also known as paurotis palm, is native to the southern third of the state where it grows in swamps and hammocks in and around the Everglades. It is a slow growing palm up to about 30 feet and produces many individual canes throughout its life. This palm loves water and is not drought-tolerant. It also benefits from a little fertilizer now and then. Its fibrous stems and lime green fan leaves are very ornamental. Majesty palm, also erroneously called the majestic palm, is native to Madagascar but grows well here in our south Florida climate. Its botanical name Ravenea rivularis means of the river, so contrary to what local gardening stores say about it, it prefers lots of water and an outdoor, sunny exposure. Many stores label it as drought tolerant and great indoors. Both are fallacies and merely a sales pitch. You can find majesty palms for around $20 to $50 making them an affordable addition to your landscape. I recommend buying ones with a single trunk or plant in the pot, as opposed to a multi-trunk specimen which will not thrive as well as a single trunk specimen. Ferns, such as swamp leather fern, also thrive in low, flooded areas. But you have to be careful to maintain these as they can quickly spread and get out of control. One method I use is to plant them in a plastic pot and then submerge the pot under water. This will help restrict their growth. Ferns are very adaptable to sun or shade and dont need any maintenance or pest control. Be careful not to fertilize plants that are seasonally flooded because the fertilizer can easily run off into the ocean or nearby properties. Dont overly plant your flooded areas because they can harbor mosquitoes during the wet season and too much canopy will block the mosquito planes mist that is dropped from above. You want to maintain good airflow also throughout your flooded areas to encourage healthy plants. Justen Dobbs is a landscape architect in south Florida specializing in custom, upscale landscapes. He can be reached at seabreezenurseries@gmail. com. This variegated Crinum Lily is difficult to find, but very ornamental


Art League Show Supports Young Women In Foster CareThe Art League of Fort Myers December 2013 judged show, Transition, will benefit Footsteps to the Future, a local non-profit organization that assists young women who are aging out of the foster care system in Lee and Collier counties and transitioning to independent living. The art show and silent auction will be at the Art League of Fort Myers Gallery, 1451 Monroe Street in downtown Fort Myers on Friday, December 6 at 6 p.m. The auction closes at 8:30 p.m. A percentage of the proceeds will go to Footsteps to the Future to benefit its Academic Achievement Project. Some of the young woman from Footsteps will have their creations for sale, including baked goods and candies. The Art League of Fort Myers has been an active part of the Fort Myers art community since 1956. It was organized with the goal of advancing the application, enjoyment and distribution of the fine arts by providing classes of instruction, workshops, and a gallery for artist exhibition of work. Membership is open to all artists and friends of the arts, children, adults, and families. For further information, go to www.artleagueoffortmyers.org or call 275-3970. 15 THE RIVER DECEMBER 6, 2013 From page 5Three Evenings Of Gratitudethan 100 different organizations supporting animal welfare, education, human services, the environment and the arts. Examples of cause and effect that donors have established during the past year include the Aubuchon family of Cape Coral starting a donor advised fund at the foundation, Scott Fischer Enterprises teams strategic philanthropy approach to support their causes and the Hynden Family Charitable Fund created to continue the familys lifelong mission of helping others after theyre gone. It is clear that one well-meaning persons actions can create an effect that impacts the community profoundly now and in the future thanks to the horsepower and the magic of endowed funds, said Owen. Cause-and-effect is a concept that the Southwest Florida Community Foundation is embracing as we move into the future of philanthropy in our region. What actions can we take individually, corporately and collectively to create regional change for common good? Owen added that the possibilities are endless. What begins with a single idea, passion or fire burning inside someone can grow into a movement, initiative or vehicle for change, she said. For those who are considering, visioning and dreaming of how their lives could create positive change in our community, we invite you join with us in creating a beautiful story of giving. Founded in 1976, the Southwest Florida Community Foundation supports the communities of Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Glades and Hendry counties by connecting donors and their philanthropic aspirations with evolving community needs. With assets of more than $70 million, the SWFLCF has provided more than $56 million in grants and scholarships to the communities it serves. The event was complementary and by invitation only. For more information about the SWFLCF or to view the 2013 annual report, visit www.floridacommunity.com or call 274-5900. John and Barbara Burns Jerry and Carolyn Johnson Suzanne and Edward Christenbury Tom Sadler and LaDonna Cody Marilyn, Howard and Holly Leland John Sheppard and Mark Lewis


THE RIVER DECEMBER 6, 201316 Young Artists Awards To Grant $20,000 In Scholarships This Year Registration is now open for the Young Artists Awards auditions for students ages eight to 21 in the performing arts. All students from throughout Southwest Florida are eligible to apply. Cash scholarships worth $20,000 and other prizes will be awarded this year. To better accommodate the number of students wishing to participate in the program, the organization has expanded to four full days of auditions. Participants will have the opportunity to perform before panels of professional adjudicators. Over 40 judges from throughout the nation participated last year. Students will receive scoring sheets and written comments from all members of their judging panel. All genres of music, acting, dance, and vocal performance are encouraged. Twenty-two finalists will be chosen to perform individually at the organizations 11th anniversary gala at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre on March 10. All finalists and runners-up will also perform in a coached group number. The newest award, Audience Choice, will be voted on by audience members in attendance that evening. In addition, all participating students will be given the opportunity to perform at various community events. As a not-for-profit organization, the Young Artists Awards also collaborates with other area organizations to provide additional information to our student participants in the performing arts. Auditions will be held on the campus of the Alliance for the Arts on Saturday, January 18, Sunday, January 19, Saturday, January 25 and Sunday, January 26 in the following categories: Classical Voice, Contemporary Voice and/or Musical Theatre, Instrumental Music, Drama, Dance. New this year, students may register for two auditions in Instrumental Music if they play more than one instrument and two auditions in Contemporary Voice and/or Musical Theatre if they would like to perform one contemporary piece and one musical theater piece. For guaranteed audition slots, registrations must be postmarked by December 15. A limited number of late registrations will be accepted on a space available basis only if postmarked by December 31. Audition fee registration waivers are available. Visit the Young Artists Awards website at www.youngartistsawards.org to download the registration form, and email info@youngartistsawards.org or call 574-9321 for more information. New Regional Venue And Date For 2014 Cattle Barons Ball AnnouncedThe American Cancer Society announced a new date and regional location for its signature fundraising event, the one of a kind Wild West-themed Cattle Barons Ball. The 2014 gala will be held on March 28 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort in Bonita Springs, a more central location for the bootstomping events Estero and south Lee County supporters. The Cattle Barons Ball is truly a one of a kind event in this area, and the new central location and spring date will infuse the gala with added excitement and participation, said Todd Gates, chair of Gates Construction, who is chairing the 2014 event with his wife, Angela. Were looking forward to working with our extremely supportive volunteer committee and the staff at the Hyatt to create the imaginative and upscale western environment that our past and new supporters will love. The Cattle Barons Ball is famous for its over-the-top western dcor and generous denim-clad sponsors. Next years event promises to be bigger than ever, featuring a night of unique cowboy-themed games, silent and live auctions, exquisite desserts and some special surprises. The always western theme meal, and highly acclaimed One Night Rodeo will once again entertain with their award-winning, boot-stomping country music. The Cattle Barons Ball is the signature fundraising event for the American Cancer Society of Lee County. Now in its 11th year, the event has raised more than $3.7 million for support services, research and education. Anyone interested in learning more or volunteering to help with the 2014 Cattle Barons Ball can contact the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org or call Jamie Powell at 936-1113. 2013 audition panel Holiday Treat At Broadway Palmby Di SaggauTalk about holiday spirit, its there big time at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre in the production of Swingin Christmas. The show is created, written and directed by Victor Legarreta with choreography by Amy Marie McCleary, and both are at the top of their game in this one. The show begins in Santas household, where Mr. and Mrs. Claus (Paul Glodfelter and Autumn ORyan) are entertaining their grandkids. The night I saw the show, Carson Maschmeier and Mary Grace Epps played the parts and both are adorable in their roles. The show continues with flashbacks as the Clauses reminisce and share memories of their past Christmas celebrations. There are many memorable scenes. A Swingin Nutcracker number with Fosse type moves and incredible costuming is a real highlight. The music is Tchaikovsky, the dance moves slightly sexy and pure McCleary. This number is quickly followed by another swinging dance scene in a nightclub where everyone is costumed in sparkling green. The colorful costumes by John P. White add greatly to the productions appeal. There is an Elvis tribute by three male cast members. Thats great fun too. Then theres the Whos On First dialogue between Nick Lerew and Jimmy Robertson. Even though its old as the hills, it brought tons of laughs due to their spot on delivery. Most of the scenes deal with the lighter side of Christmas until the show draws to a close and the background is a church with gorgeous stained glass windows. The song Sacred Trio, sung by Shannon Connolly, Nick Lerew, Megan Lee Miller and Donovan Hoffer, was thrillingly beautiful. To top things off, Paul Glodfelter sings O Holy Night and it takes your breath away. This scene is sure to put you in the holiday spirit. Swingin Christmas is a show for the whole family to enjoy. It plays through December 25 at Broadway Palm, located at 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. For tickets, visit www. BroadwayPalm.com or call 278-4422. The Swingin Nutcracker number


17 THE RIVER DECEMBER 6, 2013 Mound Key Tours Raising Funds For DocumentarySix boat tours to Mound Key have been donated by Banana Bay Tour Company to raise funds for a documentary about the remarkable island capital of the Calusa Indians, in production by the Friends of Koreshan State Historic Site. All six tours are offered on Mondays, departing from West Bay in Estero, and include a guided tour by archaeologist Theresa Schober focused on the rich history of Mound Key. A light lunch will be provided. Tour dates include January 13, March 3, April 7, April 14 and May 5. Each tour is limited to 25 people. Cost is $45 per person. For reservations, call 851-9040 or email MakingHistoryMemorable@gmail.com. A pledge of support for the documentary, Captain JR Trepper writes, Banana Bay Tour Company is excited to see the heritage of the Calusa Indians documented and preserved. Everyone should have the advantage to obtain a full awareness of the rich history of the Calusa Indians and the importance of Mound Key and this unique documentary makes that possible. By looking back and learning from our past, we can better our lives for the future. The documentary, a project headed by Schober and the Friends of Koreshan State Historic Site, will premiere in 2014. Schober is a well-known local archaeologist, having conducted archaeological research in the area since 1998, focused on sites in Estero Bay. For nine years, she headed the restoration and exhibit development at Mound House on Fort Myers Beach, raising over $4 million for the property and recognition from the Florida Trust For Historic Preservation. She is co-curator of the ArtCalusa exhibition currently on display at the City Pier Building (former Art of the Olympians) in Fort Myers. The documentary has been coordinated in conjunction with the statewide Viva Florida 500 initiative. The most powerful aboriginal group in south Florida, the Calusa were one the first groups encountered during Ponce de Lens 1513 voyage, and Stababa as the Calusa called Mound Key one of the first locations mapped. Mound Key was also the site of what may have been the first feast shared between American Indians and early colonizers. Pedro Menndez was welcomed by Chief Carlos in 1566 with a grand feast 55 years before the harvest celebration at Plymouth Colony that is the root of the American tradition of Thanksgiving. Key sponsors of the documentary include the College of Life Foundation, Banana Bay Tour Company, Friends of Koreshan State Historic Site, Estero Bay Buddies, Marco Island Historical Society, Estero Historical Society and Bonita Springs Historical Society, with grant funds from the West Coast Inland Navigation District. Documentary partners include Captiva Cruises, Collier County Museums, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Florida Park Service, Koreshan State Historic Site, Lee Trust For Historic Preservation, Mound Key Archaeological State Park, Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation, West Bay and University of Pennsylvania Museum. The Friends of Koreshan State Historic Site is a volunteer-based charitable organization founded in 1987 dedicated to the preservation, restoration, and interpretation of the Koreshan Unity Settlement, a National Register Historic District that consists of the Koreshan State Historic Site in Estero and Mound Key Archaeological State Park in Estero Bay. Quigleys Primer Encuentro, which depicts the Calusa greeting early colonizers Looking out upon West Bay in Estero A Mound Key visitor climbs aboard Theresa Schober points out the many uses of this plantCall for departure time CAPTIVACRUISES H T H E I S L A N D S H THE 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 Reservations Required for All Cruises(239)472-5300Cruises depart from beautiful Captiva Island www.captivacruises.com From page 2Versatile BuildingThe 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 visit on Wednesday or Saturday between 9 a.m. and noon. Sources: The archives of the Southwest Florida Historical Society. From page 9Fort Myers Fareoffice holiday party. Reserve space in airconditioned comfort or outside on the expansive waterfront patio. Nellies staff will magically satisfy everyone on your guest list with the very best food and drink without breaking the bank. While relaxing on the deck, swing to the beats of live reggae, rock and island music from the areas premier musical talent. Just upstairs from Nellies is Uglys Waterside Bar, the place where everyone gets prettier, and happy hour is all day, every day. Whether you arrive by land or sea, parking for patrons of Nellies and Uglys is free. The GPS coordinates are 26.41 N 81.18 W. 1131 First Street, Fort Myers Beach at the historic Fort Myers Beach Seaport. Call 463-8077.


THE RIVER DECEMBER 6, 201318 Juried Exhibition Opens Friday At Alliance For The ArtsFor its December juried exhibition, titled Rejectamenta, the Alliance for the Arts invited artists to create new works out of Things, matter or substances that have been rejected as useless or trash. The show is a sequel to Refuse Repurposed, which generated a wide variety of artwork in 2011. Rejectamenta opens with a reception on Friday, December 6 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Awards will be announced for Best in Show, Second Place, Third Place and Jurors Choice. The exhibit will be on display through December 28. Rejectamenta juror Mary Voytek is associate professor of art at Florida Gulf Coast University. She has an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design and a BFA from California College of the Art. Works by artist, author, mythologist and art historian Dr. Kyra Belan will be on display in the Member Gallery during Rejectamenta. She will be showing paintings in acrylic and oil, drawings in colored pencil and graphite, digital media and mixed media. For more information call 939-2787. Covanta Energy is the exhibit sponsor. Covanta is one of the worlds largest owners and operators of infrastructure for the conversion of waste to energy. The Alliance campus and galleries are open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays, located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Visit www.artinlee.org. The Survivors by Ken Andexler Tribute to Bobs Barricades by Dot Lingren Concert Feature Ballet, Symphony And ChoraleThe Southwest Florida Symphony, Lee Countys only professional symphony and the oldest symphony orchestra in Southwest Florida, will present its much-loved annual Holiday Pops Concert on Saturday, December 14 and Monday, December 16. The December 14 performance takes place at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at 8 p.m. and the December 16 performance will be at the Shell Point Village Church at 7:30 p.m. The concert features performances by international trumpet sensation Rex Richardson and some of the local communitys greatest talents, It includes The Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida, the pre-professional students from The Gulfshore Ballet and former Naples Philharmonic trumpeter Jim Stephenson, conducting. This performance provides joyous holiday entertainment with music of the season, excerpts from The Nutcracker and other music. Tickets cost $20, $27, $38, $44, $62 and $82 and may be purchased in person at the symphony box office, by calling 418-1500, online at www.swflso. org or at the door one and a half hours prior to each concert. The Southwest Florida Symphony enters its 53rd season this year, having made its debut as a community orchestra on April 15, 1961. Conducted by Arlo Deibler, the Symphonys flagship roster consisted of 24 musicians. Performances were held in community centers and schools throughout Lee County. It has since grown to become Lee Countys only professional symphony orchestra. Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall is its primary concert venue. The symphony roster now consists of more than 65 world-class musicians and plays host to many nationally and internationally renowned guest artists during each performance season. Chicago area composer James Stephensons works have been performed by leading American orchestras and hailed by critics as having straightforward, unabashedly beautiful sounds and Stephenson deserves to be heard again and again! (Boston Herald). missions and projects.continued on page 22 Rex Richardson A dancer from the Gulfshore Ballet James Stephenson The Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida From page 1Bunche Beach BirdingSummerlin Road. Drive south of John Morris Road until it deadends. Provided in cooperation with Lee County Parks and Recreation, this event is free with a parking fee of $1 per hour (tour is approximately two hours long). Restrooms are located in the building at the first parking lot. Bring binoculars, sun protection, shoes that can get wet, a bottle of drinking water, your curiosity and a love of nature. For more information, call 707-3015, visit www.birdpatrol.org or find us on Facebook.


19 THE RIVER DECEMBER 6, 2013 Weekend Of Fashion At Art CenterArt Walks the Runway: Weekend of Fashion, will take place in downtown Fort Myers at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center on Friday and Saturday evening, December 13 and 14. Doors open at 7 p.m. for cocktails and the fashion show begins at 8 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the restoration of the upper floors which will house additional gallery space and the educational programming for the art center. The Davis Art Center is located at 2301 First Street, in the historic downtown Fort Myers River District. Friday night features this seasons local fashions from some of the downtown River District boutiques, including styles and accessories from Enjewel, and fashionable looks from @Black along with Forever Yours Boutique out of the Franklin Shops. Other local fashions will be presented from Marzela Boutique off McGregor and from Petunia of Naples. The evening will also feature a performance installation by artist Lily Hatchett. Last year, Hatchett wowed the audience with her performance piece Paper Grotto. It was an interesting and unique way to reveal her fashion, said organizer Melissa Tschari DeHaven. Visually stimulating groovy images were projected onto the wall, interesting music played, beautiful models and dancers exotically danced their way down the runway wrapped in paper, they danced breaking through the paper and then Hatchetts fashions were revealed. It was a beautiful combination of art meeting fashion. Its also always great to see the new trends of the season that will be showcased by the local boutiques. Model hairstyles for Friday evening will be by Blue Dahlia Salon. This years couture night will feature Helen Gerros Art Couture and Day Glow Collections, Mariapia Malerbas Couture Recycled Fashion Collection, Paionia Coutures Evolution of Fashion Performance and Fashion Show. There will also be special art performance pieces by John Dedo Cristina Art to Wear and Babs Couture Accessories and Handbags, partnering with the Dance Alliance. Along with couture style fashion, Saturdays couture hair styles will be created by Red Salon & Spa, and DJ Ceron will provide the music both evenings. Body art will also be featured in this years couture show. Adriana Gomez, who participated last year, has partnered up with Jeff Simon of 917ink.com and will be creating artwork that lives, breathes and walks the runway, turning the human form into artistic canvas. Displayed in the art centers gallery will be the International Art show Punctum Contra Punctum II, which will be on display through December 30. Tickets are still available on the art centers website www.sbdac.com. Admission prices for Fridays runway show is $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Tickets for the Saturday night show are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Tickets are also available for the VIP Glow after party following Saturdays runway show, where guests will mingle with the designers, stylists and models, Tickets to the VIP Glow after party are $10. For tickets and information, visit www.sbdac.com or call 333-1933. Trisha Borges modeling Gerro Couture photo by Nyla D. Photography Model Lorena Placencia photo by Nyla D. Photography Model Rachel Bosecker wearing Gerro Couture photo by Nyla D. Photography Laura Garcia modeling Gerro Couture photo by Nyla D. Photography Merry Christmas ENGEL & VLKERS 1101 Periwinkle Way #105 Sanibel, FL 239-472-0044Isabella Rasi 239-246-4716 $3,900,000 Sanibel Beachfront


THE RIVER DECEMBER 6, 201320 Football And Cheerleading Rosters Announced For All-Star ClassicRotary Club of Fort Myers South announced the football and cheerleading participant rosters for the 25th annual John Carrigan Rotary South AllStar Classic. The individuals who have been selected to participate in this game represent the best senior players from Lee Countys public and private high school football teams. The top senior cheerleaders are also chosen to participate in the event. The All-Star Classic game will take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, December 11 at Fort Myers High Schools Sam Sirianni Field at Edison Stadium. Each year, Lee Countys top high school football players and cheerleaders are honored with the opportunity to face off as North vs. South in one of the final challenges of their high school football careers. The North and South teams are comprised of the best players from across the county who have been nominated by their head coaches to participate in this special event. College scouts regularly attend the All-Star Classic, and participating players are eligible to receive recognition as an MVP or scholar-athlete. This year, the football players selected for the North team include: Winfred Ward, quarterback, East Lee; Kendall Sawyer, defensive back, East Lee; Roy Denson, defensive back, Ida Baker; Peter Gooden, linebacker, East Lee; Filander Barahona, kicker, Ida Baker; Jonah Markovits, quarterback, Mariner; Caleb Chapman, quarterback, ECS; Eamon Smart, running back, Cape Coral; Tyler Iverson, linebacker, Ida Baker; Malcolm Ferdinand, wide receiver, Mariner; Curtis Young, defensive end, Cape Coral; Malcolm Smith, wide receiver, Riverdale; Brandon Makar, quarterback, North Fort Myers; Justin Nunez, defensive lineman, Ida Baker; Riley Escalle, wide receiver, ECS; Jorge Perera, tight end, North Fort Myers; Brian Byrd, wide receiver, North Fort Myers; Rhasheed Jiles, defensive back, Cape Coral; Christian Garcia, running back, Riverdale; Christian Diaz, defensive end, Island Coast; Blayne Mallow, defensive back, Riverdale; Anthony Chambers, linebacker, Mariner; Nick Guffey, linebacker, Island Coast; Dylan Rainey, center, East Lee; Sam Hunter, defensive lineman, Cape Coral; Levi Walton, offensive lineman, Ida Baker; Dustin Elg, defensive lineman, Island Coast; Steven Teague, offensive lineman, Mariner; Caleb Stewart, defensive lineman, Island Coast; Wesley Viola, offensive lineman, Riverdale; Matt Edwards, offensive lineman, North Fort Myers; and Tyler Carver, defensive end, Island Coast. The players chosen for the South football team include: Ryeshene Bronson, wide receiver, Dunbar; Courtney Bailey, defensive back, Lehigh; Darryl Powell, defensive back, Cypress; TehRon Fuller, safety, South Fort Myers; DRonzjiah Matthews, linebacker, South Fort Myers; Mackensley Coby, defensive back, Fort Myers; Matt Yzaguirre, quarterback, Lehigh; Gonzalo Contreras, kicker, Lehigh; Grant Suroski, wide receiver, Bishop Verot; Tajze Battle, free safety, Dunbar; Robert Byrd, linebacker, Dunbar; Sam Katona, defensive back, Estero; Giftson Bornelus, wide receiver, Fort Myers; Joe Williams, wide receiver, Dunbar; Travis Breaman, defensive end, South Fort Myers; Nick Nataro, tight end, Estero; T.J. Morgan, running back, Fort Myers; Eric Briggs, punter, Fort Myers; Ryan Keegan, linebacker, Estero; Steve Brown, running back, Bishop Verot; Joe Gold, offensive lineman, South Fort Myers; Lucas Caserio, center, Fort Myers; Cody Fordham, offensive lineman, South Fort Myers; Pierce LaPrey, linebacker, Bishop Verot; Chaydon Foster, defensive end, Dunbar; Thomas Anthony, offensive lineman, Bishop Verot; Josh Brickley, defensive lineman, Estero; Tristan Fisher, center, Cypress Lake; Nick Murphy, defensive tackle, Cypress Lake; Dan Oak, offensive lineman, Fort Myers; Josh Kendall, defensive lineman, Lehigh; and CJ Spiro, tight end, Bishop Verot. The cheerleading roster for the North team includes: Cami Yori, Cape Coral; Kaitlyn Laker, Cape Coral; Bekah Berth, ECS; Anna Daley, ECS; Darly NajeraMorgan, East Lee; Damecia Smith, East Lee; Rachel Conti, Ida Baker; Amber Whitaker, Ida Baker; Brooke Endsley, Island Coast; Lizzie Kolasinski, Island Coast; Hasly Lopez, Mariner; Kamry Moore, Mariner; Alisa Fundora, North Fort Myers; Alexa King, North Fort Myers; Kendra Douglas, Riverdale; and Victoria Russell, Riverdale. The cheerleading roster for the South team includes: Madison Brant, Fort Myers; Mackenzie Roost, Fort Myers; Mary Desir, Dunbar; Jailen Bailem, Dunbar; Madison continued on page 23 Charity Golf Tournament Scores Hole In One For Memory Care Center The 10th annual Shell Point Open Charity Golf Tournament, presented by the Legacy Foundation at Shell Point, hosted 124 golfers and raised $25,000 to benefit the communitys Memory Care Center that serves senior adults who have memory loss or dementia from Alzheimers and other brain diseases. Golfers and sponsors alike continue to support this tournament each year, not only because of the camaraderie but because of the opportunity to help with a worthwhile cause, said Timothy Stephenson, executive director of the Legacy Foundation. This tournament is just one way that we can help individuals receive the best memory care possible while also having some fun playing Shell Points newly renovated course. The Scoggins/Moreland Group of UBS Financial Services, Inc. was recognized as the seven-time title sponsor for the tournament. Corporate sponsors were: Alexander & Hoover CPAs, PA; Alliance Development Fund, Inc.; HarveyEngelhardt Funeral Homes & Cremation Services; Wright Construction Group, Inc. Gold sponsors were: B&I Contractors, Inc.; Bill Smith, Inc.; FineMark National Bank & Trust; Gorman Co.; Independent Order of Foresters; Investors Security Trust Co.; McKesson Corp.; Northern Trust Bank; Osterhout & McKinney PA; Seitlin and Company; Sheppard, Brett, Stewart, Hersch, Kinsey & Hill, PA; Stevens Construction; and Weinstein Wilkes Financial Group. Silver sponsors were: Edward Jones; First Quality; Flint Financial Investments Management Corporation; Gavins Ace Hardware; Harmaty Financial Services; Henderson Franklin Starnes & Holt, PA; Hughes, Snell & Co, PA; Leisure Time Cleaning; Ricoh USA, Inc.; Tuscan & Company PA; and Ziegler Investment Banking. Scanlon Auto Group sponsored a hole-in-one challenge for a 24-month lease on a new Lexus or Acura. The Legacy Foundation was founded in 2002 as a non-profit organization serving the Shell Point community. Winning foursome: Gary Matter, Rick Keating, John Gamba and Jonathan Brooke Jason Scoggins of Scoggins Moreland Group of UBS Financial Services, title sponsor Youngest golfer Liam McKinney, 13, and oldest golfer Pete Gipp, 94


21 THE RIVER DECEMBER 6, 2013 Artist Wellington Ward Hosts First Art Show In DecadeArtist Wellington Ward hosted his first art show in more than a decade November 26 with over 350 guests at the Colonial Country Club, Fort Myers. Among the guests were his two sons, Ben Ward of Fort Myers and Sam Ward, USA TODAY senior illustrator, who lives in Sarasota. Ward, whose works have been commissioned four times by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), displayed more than 100 works of art many of which had never been exhibited previously. It was a wonderful night reconnecting with old friends and seeing their reaction to some of my most popular images, which were joined by newer pieces, he said. Ward said he sold 19 prints during the evening. He had been absent from the local art scene for many years while caring for his wife Barbara, the former principal of The Sanibel School, who was diagnosed with Alzheimers 15 years ago. Ward was her sole caregiver until her condition deteriorated a few years ago and she was moved to a full-time care facility, where he visits her several times each week. Ward, working in acrylics and pencil drawings, is best known locally for his realistic portrayal of marine life, shrimp boats, and landscapes, many of which were captured from the back yard of the couples former home on Connie Mack Island. His subject matter has been described as the land, the sea, and much of what lies between. This reminds me so much of the fish shacks I used to see as a boy all over Southwest Florida. They are all gone now, said long-time resident John Sheppard after purchasing the print Summer Solitude.continued on page 22 General (Ret.) James Dozier and Sharlene Hamel Dozier of Fort Myers Howard and Nancy Wheeler of Fort Myers John Sheppard with his newly-purchased print, Summer Solitude Mary Lee Mann, Ellen and John Sheppard, Frank Mann and Marjorie Starnes-Bilotti Harriet Hart and Lisa Armstrong of Fort Myers Marlene Smith, Cis Roberts and Michael Garner, catering director of Colonial Country Club Janine Ward and Sam Ward, senior illustrator of USA TODAY, of Sarasota Sam Ward, Wellington Ward and Ben Ward Margie Willis and Wellington Ward of Fort Myers Maureen McMenemy, Ben Ward and Wellington Ward


THE RIVER DECEMBER 6, 201322 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My seventh grader is having trouble with his math homework. He seems to know the information but gets confused when he actually does his work. Since the accuracy of his math homework is part of his grade, he has lost quite a few points toward his grade this year. Is there anything he can do? Amelia V., Fort Myers, Florida Amelia, It is quite common for students to understand math concepts and then become confused while actually performing the math functions. Sometimes stress plays a role in this but more often for middle school aged students, the time factor involved in homework is the culprit. Kids want to get their homework finished as quickly as possible and often are not very concerned about the quality of their work. It sounds as if the quality of his math homework is critical for a good grade and your son will need to spend a bit of extra time to complete his work effectively for this math class. Research has shown that when a child re-checks their math work using a specific set of questions there is typically an increase in a students grade. First, your son needs to agree to take the extra time to check his work. You have not mentioned if he is concerned about losing grade points but chances are he would like a better grade with only a small amount of extra effort. There are some techniques that your son can learn to help him check his work for errors. According to Lori Desautels, professor in the School of Education at Marian University, students need only to answer a few brief questions after completing a math problem to help catch any errors. With a new pen color or different pencil and paper, the student needs to check each answer and talk through each step out loud. When an error is found, the student should ask the following questions: Did I make a careless mistake? Did I forget the steps or order of operations? Am I forgetting how to solve the problem? What do I need for coming up with the right answer? Do I need help? Who can help me? What are my resources? (friend, teacher, parents, book, worksheets, computer?) While this process seems quite simple, it has been shown to make a significant difference in the comprehension and quality of a students math skills and achievement. Remember, getting a students agreement and commitment to take the extra time to employ this strategy is the key to its success. 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. Fort Myers Beach Art Association Events scheduled for by the Fort Myers Beach Art Association include: January 3 Open House at Fort Myers Beach Art Association. Free. 9:30 a.m. to noon. Learn more about the group and its activities. 9, 16, 30 Acrylic painting with Penny Fox 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. 6, 13, 27 and February 10 Monday Watercolor classes with Patty Kane. 10-11 Color Theory Confidence with P. OKane, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 19 Winter Juried Show opens at 4 p.m. and runs until February 13. Free. 19 Painting demonstration by Mary Alice Braukman, 4 to 6 p.m. Fee $10. 20-23 Workshop with Mary Alice Braukman 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 24-25 Painting Batiks with F. Zdanowitz, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 26 Winter Juried Show Gallery talk 1 to 2 p.m. with reception 2 to 3:30 p.m. with refreshments. Free. 31 Brush & Knife Acrylic with B. Christensen February 6-7 Simplifying Watercolors with T. Shattuck, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 6-8 Plein Air Workshop with Neil Walling, 9 a.m. to noon. 13 Members Potluck, 5:30 p.m. Guests welcome. 16 Spring Juried Show opens at 4 p.m. and runs until March 14. 16 Painting demonstration by Judi Betts, 4 to 6 p.m. Fee $10. 17-20 Painting workshop with Judi Betts, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 23 Spring Juried Show Gallery talk 1 to 2:15 p.m. Reception 2:15 to 3 p.m. Refreshments. Free. 27 Acrylic & Oil painting with P. Fox, 9 a.m. to noon. 28 Brush & Knife acrylic painting with B. Christensen, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information about any of these events, log onto www.fortmyersbeachart.com or call 463-3909. Fort Myers Beach Art Associations gallery is on Donora Boulevard at the corner of Shell Mound off Estero Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach. From page 21Art ShowWard is best known locally for his series of pencil sketches created to honor the 100th birthday of the City of Fort Myers, which were the main fund-raiser for the citys Centennial Celebration in 1985. The prints currently hang in banks and professional offices throughout Southwest Florida. Wards love of the area is evident in his philanthropic endeavors, which has included creating an original painting of Thomas Edison that sold for $50,000 to benefit the restoration of the Edison and Ford Winter Estates. A subsequent series of three original pencil sketches of Henry Ford-themed montages brought in $20,000 during the annual Edison-Ford Winter Estates Foundation Gala in 2009. Art has been Wards lifes work which includes a career as an art director for the Department of Defense. Raised in Virginia, he attended art school at the Richmond Professional Institute, now known as Virginia Commonwealth University. He moved to Southwest Florida with his family in the early 1970s and now lives in South Fort Myers. Ward said anyone who is interested in purchasing any of the artwork may contact him at 466-5476. From page 18Holiday PopsRecent collaborations include a concerto for Branford Marsalis with Rodney Mack; an exuberant fanfare for the Houston Symphony; and a concerto for the Philadelphia Orchestras principal trombonist, Nitzan Haroz. Rex Richardson is a Yamaha Performing Artist and a veteran of the acclaimed chamber group Rhythm & Brass of Battle Creek, and jazz legend Joe Hendersons Quintet and Sextet. The Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida incorporated in 2011 although most of its members have been singing in the Southwest Florida area for many years. In its inaugural season, 2011-12, it established itself as an independent and vital part of the local arts scene. grand Symphony No. 2 (Resurrection). The Gulfshore Ballet was founded in 2000 by an internationally acclaimed faculty, under artistic direction by retired principal dancers from New York City Ballet and the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater. The current artistic directors, Franklin Gamero and Iliana Lopez, are both retired principal dancers with the Miami City Ballet and have extensive performance and teaching backgrounds. The school offers classes for ages four through adult and offers several performance opportunities to its students throughout each year. Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email press@riverweekly.com


23 THE RIVER DECEMBER 6, 2013 Financial FocusAssumptions Can Be Dangerous To Investors by Jennifer BaseyEvery day of our lives, we make assumptions. We assume that the people we encounter regularly will behave in the manner to which we are accustomed. We assume that if we take care of our cars, they will get us to where we want to go. In fact, we need to make assumptions to bring order to our world. But in some parts of our life such as investing assumptions can prove dangerous. Of course, not all investment-related assumptions are bad. But here are a few that, at the least, may prove to be counter-productive: Real estate will always increase in value. Up until the 2008 financial crisis, which was caused, at least partially, by the housing bubble, most people would probably have said that real estate is always a good investment. But since then, were all more painfully aware that housing prices can rise and fall. That isnt to say that real estate is always a bad investment as a relatively small part of a diversified portfolio, it can be appropriate, depending on your goals and risk tolerance. But dont expect endless gains, with no setbacks. Gold will always glitter. During periods of market volatility, investors often flee to gold, thereby driving its price up. But gold prices will fluctuate, sometimes greatly, and there are risks in all types of gold ownership, whether youre investing in actual bars of gold or gold futures or the stocks of gold-mining companies. I can avoid all risks by sticking with CDs. Its true that Certificates of Deposit (CDs) offer a degree of preservation of principal. But theyre not risk-free; their rates of return may be so low that they dont even keep up with inflation, which means you could incur purchasing-power risk. Again, having CDs in your portfolio is not a bad thing, but youll only want to own those amounts that are suitable for your objectives. The price of my investment has gone up I must have made the right decision. This assumption could also be made in reverse that is, you might think that, since the price of your investment has dropped, you must have made the wrong choice. This type of thinking causes investors to hold on to some investments too long, in the hopes of recapturing early gains, or selling promising investments too soon, just to cut their losses. Dont judge investments based on short-term performance; instead, look at fundamentals and long-term potential. If I need long-term care, Medicare will cover it. You may never need any type of long-term care, but if you do, be prepared for some big expenses. The national average per year for a private room in a nursing home is nearly $84,000, according to a recent survey by Genworth, a financial security company. This cost, repeated over a period of years, could prove catastrophic to your financial security during your retirement. And, contrary to many peoples assumptions, Medicare may only pay a small percentage of long-term care costs. You can help yourself by consulting with a financial professional who can provide you with strategies designed to help cope with long-term care costs. You cant avoid all assumptions when youre investing. But by staying away from questionable ones, you may avoid being tripped up on the road toward your financial goals. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jennifer.basey@edwardjones.com. Lehigh Acres Rec Center EventsVeterans Park Recreation Center is holding an outdoor Community Yard Sale on Saturday, December 7 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pre-registration for vendor spaces is required and vendors must bring their own tables and chairs. The price is $5 per space.Setup starts at 7 a.m. and gates open at 8 a.m. For more information, call Veterans Park Recreation Center at 369-1521. The center is hosting a free art show on Saturday and Sunday, December 7 and 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with works by students and teachers in acrylics, charcoals, pastels, watercolors and oils. Breakfast with the Kringles is a Continental style breakfast with holiday crafts and a special visit with Mr. and Mrs. Kringle. Each child will receive a present with their visit. The Susan Katz Dance Group will perform a dance recital on Saturday, December 21 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is $5 per child up to age 13, and includes breakfast, craft and gift, and $3 per adult 14 years and older (breakfast only). Pre-registration is required. June DeVincent is now offering art classes on Mondays and Wednesdays at Veterans Park Recreation Center. Choose either oils or watercolors and charcoals. Price is $50 a month for one class a week and $70 for two classes. Veterans Park Recreation Center is located at 55 Homestead Road South, Lehigh Acres. For more information call June DeVincent at 368-6851. From page 20Football And Cheerleading RostersMetzger, Bishop Verot; Chelsey Dorn, Bishop Verot; Danielle Filiorama, Estero; Brooke Caliguire, Estero; Samantha Clements, South Fort Myers; Chontel Singleton, South Fort Myers; Frantaisa Brown, Lehigh Senior; Christie Schafer, Cypress Lake; and Kirsten Harris, Cypress. Prior to the game, these players will be recognized for their achievements at a banquet on Monday, December 9 at the Harborside Convention Center in Fort Myers. The featured speaker will be Earnest Graham, All-Star Classic alumni and former player for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Event sponsors for the Rotary South All-Star Classic include Autonation Toyota of Fort Myers, BB&T Bank, and Lamar Advertising. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.rotarysouthallstarclassic.org. Top 10 Real Estate SalesCourtesy of Royal Shell Real Estate Development CityYear BuiltSquare FootageListing PriceSelling PriceDays On Market Cape Coral Cape Coral20055,819$1,649,000$1,400,000505 Cape Coral Cape Coral20023,998$1,100,000$1,025,000 73 Renaissance Fort Myers20083,940$999,000$943,529 12 Fort Myers Fort Myers19624,398$599,000$550,000 91 Pine Island ShoresSt. James City19781,364$599,000$550,000 22 Vanderbilt LakesBonita Springs19982,419$569,900$545,000 3 Dunes At Sanibel IslandSanibel19791,831$549,000$530,000 126 Cape Coral Cape Coral19902,804$540,000$515,000 87 McGregor Isles Fort Myers19912,941$539,000$515,000 4 Pelican Sound Estero19992,081$489,900$485,000 27 Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER DECEMBER 6, 201324 deaRPharmacistBig News For Thyroid Diseaseby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: I have Hashimoto thyroiditis. Can I take thyroid supplements that contain iodine? KS, Seattle, Washington Hashimotos or Hashis is an autoimmune condition that affects the thyroid gland, causing clinical symptoms of hypothyroidism. I know theres controversy regarding iodine supplementation. I am aware that a sudden increase in iodine can cause a bad reaction, but I dont think Hashi sufferers should avoid iodine altogether. Iodine levels have fallen over 50 percent during the last 40 years. During that same time frame, Hashis has increased at epidemic rates. Common sense will tell you iodine is not the cause for this rise in Hashimotos. This next statement is huge: Hashimotos disease is impacted far more by your selenium status than iodine. If you take iodine in the presence of selenium deficiency, its bad news (and the same can be said for excessive selenium). Thats the key, selenium deficiency causes an intolerance of iodine, especially high dose iodine. When I hear of a Hashi sufferer having a bad experience with iodine, all that says to me is that they were selenium deficient, or they took a bad form of iodine, or too high of a dose. You cant give iodine to a selenium deficient person, you have to prime the pump by giving selenium beforehand, or right along with it. The opposite is true too, giving selenium to Hashi patients without some iodine will cause huge problems. Like everything else in life, it is about balance. Ive read studies suggesting iodine to be bad for Hashi sufferers, but the participants in the study lived in geographic areas known to be severely deficient in selenium. Studies like this frame iodine as the bad guy but remember what I said about priming the pump before giving iodine? I dont recommend high dose iodine (6mg or more) unless your overnight urinalysis proves you are deficient. You only need a few milligrams or less, but to avoid it at all costs makes me worry about your reproductive organs. You see, natural iodine supports breast health, as well as prostate, testicular, endometrial, ovarian and cervical. Its extremely protective. I lost my mother-in-law to breast cancer, which is tied to iodine deficiency. Drug mugging is huge in the Hashi community. May folks take fluorinated drugs, causing more depletions of iodine because fluorine is a drug mugger of iodine. Shocker! Heres a few: Flurazepam (Dalmane), atorvastatin (Lipitor), celecoxib (Celebrex), levofloxacin (Levaquin) and lansoprazole (Prevacid). Im not bent on high dose iodine, but low doses may be necessary to getting well, and it needs to be in combination with selenium. Generally speaking, I disagree with supplements that make more and more thyroid hormone. Most of you cannot even use what you have! I think we need to focus on two other more important things. One, getting thyroid hormone activated to T3, and two, getting the T3 into the cell. Only then do you see symptoms clear up, such as cold sensitivity, hair loss, fatigue and slow metabolism. This information is not intended to treat, cure or diagnose your condition. Suzy Cohen is the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and is a registered pharmacist. To contact her, visit www. dearpharmacist.com. Mom And Me by Lizzie and PryceLizzie and Pryce answer your questions and give advice about aging concerns from a two-generational perspective. A mother and daughter team, Lizzie is a retired RN and health educator, and Pryce is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice who specializes in the care of elders and people with chronic illnesses. Dear Mom & Me, I guess I am very old fashioned but when I give a gift am I out of touch with reality to expect a thank you? I tried to teach my adult children to send thank you notes, but one son never learned. I tried all kinds of ways to improve his behavior, but nothing works. He even told me that he is so appreciative that his in-laws never expect a thank you, so I guess I will wait a long time. He is also going to wait a long time because I plan to leave my wealth to more appreciative people. Your comments, please. Harvey Dear Harvey, It would appear for many people that a common thank you is beyond their ability. I was once in charge of a program for elderly women who knitted scarves and mittens all year and gave them to local churches at Christmas time. One year the women waited and waited but no thank you ever came. Come March I realized that their adult children were wondering if I had secretly sold these items, so I approached the local priest, He told me that the women and I were expecting far too much to be thanked and they should be satisfied with their very act of giving. I was embarrassed when I had to tell the ladies what the priest had said and I cancelled their wonderful program. Lizzie Dear Harvey, I know showing appreciation for gifts of all sorts is very important. I am sorry your adult children have disappointed you in this regard. It appears that this issue is so important to you that you think about it a lot. If their unappreciative ways are one of many disappointing behaviors, I can understand your concern and your decisions. If your adult children are otherwise good, loving and supportive, I encourage you to revisit how important the thank you note is to your overall relationship. We all have our warts and behaviors that need to be improved. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. Post Offices Extended Hours And Holiday Mailing TipsAs an added customer convenience, some Post Offices in the Suncoast District are offering extended hours. The Suncoast District includes Post Offices with the first three digits of the ZIP Code beginning with 321, 327, 328, 329, 335, 336, 337, 338, 339, 341, 342, 346 and 347. The Postal Service website www.usps.com is open 24/7, offering the ultimate customer convenience. Customers can mail packages using debit or credit cards and their packages will be picked up by their letter carrier free of charge. Customers using the Postal Store on www.usps.com can purchase stamps, get holiday shipping information and holiday supplies. Nearly everything done at the Post Office can be done online. The following helpful pointers will relieve holiday shipping hassles and get those gifts under the tree in time for St. Nicks arrival: Confirm addresses. Print addresses clearly in all CAPITAL LETTERS and be sure to include all address elements apartment numbers, suite numbers and directional information for streets. For example: 123 S MAIN ST. or 12456 ELM ST. N. Include both to and from information on packages and only on one side. Never guess a ZIP Code. Visit www.usps.com to find all ZIP Codes. Use a sturdy box. Select a box that is strong enough to protect the contents. Leave space for cushioning inside. Do not reuse mailing boxes; they weaken in the shipping process. Customers can purchase ReadyPost boxes at a local Post Office or at the Postal Store on usps.com. Priority Mail Flat Rate Boxes are free. Pack delicately. Cushion contents with shredded or rolled newspaper, bubble wrap or foam peanuts. Plain air-popped popcorn is also good for cushioning its inexpensive and environmentally friendly. Pack contents tightly to avoid shifting during transit. Always use tape designed for shipping, such as pressure-sensitive tape, nylonreinforced craft paper tape or glass-reinforced pressure-sensitive tape. Do not use wrapping paper, string, masking tape, duct tape or cellophane tape. Remove batteries and fragile items. Be sure to remove batteries from toys. Wrap and place them next to the toys in the mailing box. Customers should include the new batteries in the manufacturers packaging. And stuff glass and fragile, hollow items, like vases, with newspaper or packing material to avoid damage. When mailing framed photographs, take the glass out of the frame and wrap it separately. Mark your calendars. And last up, but certainly not least are the all-important mailing and shipping deadlines. Be sure to take note of the following mail-by dates to have your package arrive in time for the holidays. December 10: APO/FPO Military Priority Mail and First-Class Mail December 10: Priority Mail Express International December 14: Standard Post December 16: Global Express Guaranteed December 17: Priority Mail Express Military Service December 20: First-Class Mail December 21: Priority Mail December 23: Priority Mail Express The dates listed above are the earliest deadlines for international and military mail. For a complete list of shipping deadlines, visit www.usps.com/shippingdates. Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email press@riverweekly.com


25 THE RIVER DECEMBER 6, 2013DID YOU KNOW My Stars FOR WEEK OF DECEMBER 9, 2013ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your Arian penchant for impatience shows, as you consider passing a problem-prone project on to someone else. Best advice: Stay with it and work out those snarls yourself. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Even patient Bovines can be frustrated when carefully made plans go awry. But crank up that stick-to-it-ivity you do so well, and youll soon find that your schedule is back in sync. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Your aspect favors using more resourceful means in dealing with a workplace situation. Some discreet checking around could help shed light on the root cause of the problem. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You show an unusually strong streak of stubbornness in rejecting suggestions from friends and/or family members early in the week. But you become more receptive by the weeks end. LEO (July 23 to August 22) The Big Cat might find a gentler approach more effective when dealing with those who resist needed changes. Remember, the word persuasion starts with the sound purr. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A disappointing experience with someone you felt you could trust can be painful. But there just might be more to this situation than youre aware of. Press for an explanation. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Changing your views about something you believe in isnt easy. But you might reconsider as the facts come in. Keep your mind open, even if youre uneasy about what you might learn. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) You might have to do some serious shifting of gears to get your project back on track. But cheer up. Your hard work starts to produce some positive results by the weeks end. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) An unsettling mood at the start of the week soon lifts and gives way to a more positive attitude as you find fun and friendship beginning to dominate your aspect. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) A delay in firming up holiday plans could work to your advantage. Use this time to scout out possibilities that might be more in line with what those close to you would prefer. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Some people might question some of the new friends youve welcomed into your life. But your ability to see beyond the obvious helps you recognize how special they are. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Financial matters can be especially tricky this week. Its best to follow a conservative investment path for now, and wait for a more fortuitous time to take a bolder approach. BORN THIS WEEK: Your warmth, your humor and your genuine concern for others make you someone people love to keep close to their lives. On Dec. 13, 1642, Dutch navigator Abel Tasman becomes the first European explorer to sight the South Pacific island group now known as New Zealand. In his sole attempt to land, several of Tasmans crew were killed by warriors from a South Island tribe, who interpreted the Europeans exchange of trumpet signals as a prelude to battle. On Dec. 9, 1775, the Virginia and North Carolina militias defeat 800 slaves and 200 redcoats serving John Murray, earl of Dunmore and governor of Virginia, at Great Bridge outside Norfolk, ending British royal control of Virginia. On Dec. 11, 1872, already appearing as a well-known figure of the Wild West in popular dime novels, Buffalo Bill Cody makes his first stage appearance in a Chicago-based production of The Scouts of the Prairie. On Dec. 12, 1901, Italian physicist and radio pioneer Guglielmo Marconi succeeds in sending the first radio transmission across the Atlantic Ocean, disproving detractors who told him that the curvature of the earth would limit transmission to 200 miles or less. On Dec. 14, 1946, American tennis champion Stan Smith is born in Pasadena, Calif. A three-time All-American at the University of Southern California, Smith captured the NCAA singles title in 1968 and the doubles title in 1967 and 1968. On Dec. 10, 1967, a plane carrying soulmusic legend Otis Redding crashes into the frigid waters of a small Wisconsin lake 3 miles short of the runway, killing seven of the eight men aboard, including Redding. His classic song (Sittin On) The Dock of the Bay would be released in its unfinished form several weeks later. On Dec. 15, 1988, legendary singer James Brown, also known as the Godfather of Soul and the Hardest Working Man in Show Business, becomes inmate number 155413 at the State Park Correctional Institute in South Carolina. Already no stranger to law enforcement, Browns reckless spree on Sept. 24 had resulted in numerous criminal charges, including assault and battery with intent to kill. It was noted German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche who made the following sage observation: The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently. A scorpion can live for an entire year without eating. If you lack a belief in ghosts, UFOs, telepathy or other paranormal phenomena, you are in rare company; only 7 percent of Americans share your lack of belief. If you traveled along Highway 50 east of Reno, Nev., in recent decades, you may have had the opportunity to see -and perhaps even contribute to -the worlds largest shoe tree. Its claimed that the cottonwood got its start as a landmark when a quarreling couple, on their wedding night, threw each others shoes into the branches. This shoe-tossing (for reasons unclear) became a tradition, and the tree gradually became laden with the odd offerings. Travelers these days, though, miss out on the attraction; in late 2010, vandals cut down the tree. But take heart, seekers of the unusual! Shoe trees can be found in 18 other states, ranging from California to New York. During the entire presidency of Bill Clinton, he sent two emails. The Bronx Zoo is a well-respected institution these days, but some moments of its history show that it didnt always deserve such respect. For instance, in 1906, a man named Oto Benga was placed as an exhibit in the monkey house. He was a pygmy from Congo. It seems that the Germans have a word for everything. For instance, waldeinsamkeit describes the feeling of being alone in the woods. Until youve lost your reputation, you never realize what a burden it was or what freedom really is. -Margaret Mitchell THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY PUZZLE ANSWERS 1. U.S. PRESIDENT: Who was the only president to be married in a White House ceremony? 2. ANATOMY: How many chromosomes do human beings have? 3. TELEVISION: What popular 1970s U.S. sitcom was based on an earlier TV series in the United Kingdom called Till Death Us Do Part? 4. LITERATURE: What is the name of the family in John Steinbecks The Grapes of Wrath? 5. LANGUAGE: What is a carapace? 6. MOVIES: Who played the dead friend in The Big Chill, although his scenes were cut from the final movie? 7. INVENTIONS: Who invented the cowboy hat? 8. GEOGRAPHY: What is the ancient name for Japans capital Tokyo? 9. COMICS: What is the name of the news correspondent in Doonesbury? 10. ENTERTAINERS: What famous actors last words were, Ive never felt better? TRIVIA TEST 1. Grover Cleveland 2. 46 (23 pairs) 3. All in the Family 4. The Joads 5. A hard shell covering an animals back, like a turtle 6. Kevin Costner 7. John Batterson Stetson 8. Edo 9. Roland Hedley 10. Douglas Fairbanks Sr. ANSWERS SPORTS QUIZ 1. Name two of the three major-league players to be Rookie of the Year one season and a Most Valuable Player the next. 2. The New York Yankees have won the most World Series titles. What is the second-highest-ranking A.L. team when it comes to World Series crowns? 3. Who was the last linebacker to be taken No. 1 overall in the NFL Draft? 4. When was the last time a Mid-American Conference mens basketball team secured an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament? 5. Which was the first American franchise in the NHL? 6. Of the past 40 mens tennis grand slam singles events (2004 to 2013), how many have NOT been won by Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic? 7. In the 1983 24 Hours of Le Mans race, what was the highest finish by a car other than a Porsche? ANSWERS 1. Cal Ripken Jr. (1982-83), Ryan Howard (2005-06) and Dustin Pedroia (2007-08). 2. The Oakland Athletics franchise, with nine. 3. Aundray Bruce, by Atlanta in 1988. 4. Miami of Ohio, in 1999. 5. The Boston Bruins, in 1924. 6. Five. 7. Ninth.


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Florida room & bathrooms. Carpeting in both bedrooms & LR. Home recently inspected & has all required tiedowns. New central air & heat system & stacked washer/dryer, all appliances louvered blinds throughout. Purchase completely furnished including all linens, dishes, pots & pans, tableware, 2 sleeper couches, recliner, 2 dining tables & chairs, 4 outdoor chairs & folding beach chairs, etc. Call owner 317-293-0915 or email LMSrealtor@aol.com for further information or to make offer. RS 10/25 CC TFN ANNUAL RENTALRE/MAX OF THE ISLANDSPutting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace www.remax-oftheislands.com 239-472-2311RS 1/4 BM TFN GULF PINES HOME W/PRIVATE BEACH PATH SANIBEL ANNUAL RENTAL $3,500/MO UNFURNISHED3200 SqFt single family home in beautiful, private community. One house from beach, short walk to 2 community pools and tennis courts. Large, private landscaped lot.3-4 Bedrooms -most with decks; 3.5 baths, large open living room -LR& EIK open to screened porch. High end appliances, 2nd fridge, W/D, 2 car garage. Contact: (917) 680-4440.RS 11/8 CC TFN KELLY ROAD 2BR/2BA2nd oor, end unit w/screened lanai. Small complex w/pool & tennis. No smoking, no pets. Close to Sanibel & Ft. Myers Beach $800/mo. Avail Dec. 1st. Annual only. 239851-4921 or 239-454-3252 NS 11/22 CC TFN SERVICES OFFEREDSCARNATO LAWN SERVICELawn Service, Shrubs and Tree Trimming Weeding, Installation of Plants, Trees and Mulch (one month free service available) Joe Scarnato (239) 849-6163 scarnatolawn@aol.com RS 1/25 BM TFN ROGER NODRUFF ELECTRICLic# EC12002788. Call Roger 239-707-7203. Aqualink Motor Controls. Of ce & Store Maint.RS 6/7 CC TFN HELLES CLEANING SERVICESResidential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471 Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047NS 1/4 PC TFN HOUSEKEEPER GIRL FRIDAYExperienced Housekeeper. Excellent References, Reliable, I will also help with light cooking and errands. Call Heather (239) 826-1045 Sanibel & Lee Co. LicenseRS 11/8 CC TFN BONNIES CLEANINGDaily, Weekly, or Monthly. No job is to big or too small. Call Bonnie Pratt 239-772-5234. NS 11/29 PC 1/3 HELP WANTED3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, Fl Phone: 239-472-3644, ext 1 Fax: 239-472-2334 www.crowclinic.orgHELP US PLEASE!!We need volunteers for: Clinic emergency patient admissions desk and baby animal feeders Visitor education center greeters and gift shop cashiers CROW (239) 472-3644, ext. 231 or volunteers@crowclinic.orgRS 1/4 NC TFN COMMERCIAL RENTALRESTAURANT, NIGHTCLUB, BARHigh Visibility, up to 90 seat possible, San Carlos Blvd 2 min. to Fort Myers Beach, Boat access Plenty of parking. For Lease Information call 239-246-4716NR 11/22 NC TFN VACATION RENTAL Island VacationsOf Sanibel & CaptivaMillion $ Views Await You! Cottages Condos Homes Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths239-472-72771-888-451-7277RS 1/4 BM TFN LIGHTHOUSE REALTYPaul J. Morris, Broker VACATION RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SALES 359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island 239-579-0511RS 1/4 CC TFN WALK TO BEACH, EAST END1/2 Duplex, 2 BD 1BA Bright, Clean, Modern Avail Nov, Dec, Jan Call Bob 410-913-2234 tidewaterbob@comcast.netNS 11/8 CC TFN SUNDIAL BEACH AND TENNIS RESORTOne bedroom condo (kings size bed), ground oor, steps to the beach. Rental daily, weekly, monthly or beyond. Please call for information: 917 208-6018SEALOFT VILLAGEPrivate community. Quaint cottage-two bedroom, two bathroom, pool, 250 step access to beach. Rental monthly. Please call for information:917 208-6018NS 11/15 CC 1/3 FOR RENTGulf Pines Home. 3/2. Well Appointed. Short Path to Beach. Pool, Tennis. Available Dates: Jan., March, April 2014. 239-481-2441.NS 12/6 CC 12/27 ANNUAL RENTALS472-6747Gulf Beach Properties, Inc.Paul H. 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29 THE RIVER DECEMBER 6, 2013 CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS FOR SALESilver and Gold Jewelry Great Gifts for Him and Her 2431 Periwinkle Way www.SanibelSeaLifeGallery.comNS 11/1 CC TFN BUY SELL TRADE BOATS CANOES KAYAKSDOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800 RS 1/4 NC TFN WANTED BOAT LIFT Local Sanibel Resident with 20 Flats boat is looking to rent a boat lift for the winter months. Please call Dan (317) 507-4447. Thank You!NS 11/15 CC TFN FOUNDPrescription sunglasses found in parking lot of Limetree Center on Wednesday, February 27. Claim at Island Sun newspaper, suite 2 in Limetree Center, or call 395-1213.NS 3/8 NC TFN TOOL BOX WASHES UP ON SANIBELThis tool box with motor parts washed up on shore Saturday morning, May 8 about 8:30 on the beach at Sundial Resort on Sanibel Island. To claim call Sundial Resort Security 239-472-4151.NS 6/14 CC TFN LOST AND FOUND LEGAL NOTICEIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR INDIAN RIVER COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 31-2013-CA-000223 J.P. MORGAN MORTGAGE ACQUISITION CORP, Plaintiff, vs. MICHAEL J. STASZEWSKI, et al., Defendants.NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALENOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered October 2, 2013 in Civil Case No. 31-2013-CA-000223 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Indian River County, Florida, wherein J.P. MORGAN MORTGAGE ACQUISITION CORP is Plaintiff and MICHAEL J. STASZEWSKI AKA MICHAEL STASZEWSKI AKA MIKE STASKI, ANN M. STASZEWSKI, KEITH L. MASON, UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION 1, UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION 2, are Defendants, the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash electronically at www.indianriver.realforeclose.com in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes on the 12th day of __December__, 2013 at 10:00 AM on the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 3 AND 4, BLOCK B, OSLO PARK UNIT NO. 6, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 27, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true and correct copy of the foregoing was: [check all used] (x) E-mailed (x) Mailed this 21st day of November, 2013, to all parties on the attached service list. It is the intent of the 19th Judicial Circuit to provide reasonable accommodations when requested by quali ed persons with disabilities. If you are a person with a disability who needs an accommodation to participate in a court proceeding or access to a court facility, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Court Administration, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986; (772) 8074370; 1-800-955-8771, if you are hearing or voice impaired. H. MICHAEL SOLLOA, Esq. Florida Bar No. 37854 For Kristina A. Nubaryan, Esq. McCalla Raymer, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff 225 E. Robinson St. Suite 660 Orlando, FL 32801 Phone: (407) 674-1850 Fax: (321) 248-0420 Email: MRService@mccallaraymer.com Fla. Bar No.: 51318 RS 11/29 CC 12/6 WANTED TO BUYCASH PAID FOR MILITARY ITEMSCash Paid For Old Military Items. Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets, old guns, awards & more. Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280RS 12/6 CC 2/28 DOLL SHOW & SALEDolls & Toys & Bears OH MY! Doll Show & Sale Sunday December 8, 2013 at the Cape Coral Yacht Club @ 5819 Driftwood Pkwy. 10-4. Adm: $5 Adults & $1 kids 10 & under. Doll Repair & Appraisals. RAFFLE! American Girl Hand Made Clothing, NEW Dolls to Antique! Vintage Barbies! REBORNs! See info/pictures: www. facebook.com/DollsToysBearsOHMYad_ NS 12/6 CC 12/13 EVENTSVOLUNTEERS NEEDEDVolunteers needed for light general maintenance. Call (CHR) Community Housing & Resources, Inc. 472-1189.NS 11/1 NC TFN VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDVolunteers needed for the After School Program which runs Mon.-Th, 2:30 3:15 pm call Linda Reynolds 472-1617RS 1/4 NC TFN HELP WANTED HELP WANTEDVOLUNTEERS NEEDEDAt The Sanibel School Call Michelle Wesley 239-910-8000RS 1/4 NC TFN NURSERY ATTENDANT Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ seeks paid part-time Sunday Nursery Attendant for year round on Sunday mornings for infant-4 year olds. Background check and references required. 2-3 years teaching experience preferred. We are a theologically diverse congregation. For more information contact 472-0497.NS 10/11 CC TFN FULL TIME DIRECTOR OF MUSICSaint Isabel Parish in Sanibel Florida seeks full-time Director of Music. The position is responsible for providing music planning, organ/piano accompaniment, cantor when necessary for all weekend and Seasonal Masses, as well as weddings and funerals. Requirements include: Knowledge of Catholic liturgy and tradition, experience in instrumentation and music composition, ability to recruit, train, and support a choir. Please send resumes and letter of interest to: saintisabel@aol.com or Saint Isabel Catholic Church, 3599 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, FL 33957. NS 11/8 CC TFN HELP WANTEDBillys Rentals on Sanibel now hiring outgoing individuals to assist customers with bicycle rentals & deliveries. Also Cashier with ability to multi task with a smile! Valid drivers license required, transport from FM location available. call Billys Rentals 239-472-5248 ask for Robin. NS 11/29 CC 12/6 THE SANIBEL BEAD SHOPPT Sales. Jewelry making exp. preferred. Apply in person. 1101 Periwinkle Way, Mon.-Sat, 11-5 p.m. NS 12/6 CC TFN GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION ESTATE SALEFri. Dec. 6 noon to 4 & Sat. Dec. 7, 9-4 1494 Center St. Sanibel (behind Billys Bikes) No early birdes Furniture, tools, household goods, collectables, books/DVDs, boat building kits, kids stuff, something for everyone.NS 11/29 CC 12/6 GARAGE SALEMcGREGOR WOODS YARD SALE Saturday, Dec 7th, 7 1 PM Neighborhood Yard Sale. Clothes, Furniture, Dishes, Toys, Appliances and many more items.NS 12/6 NC 12/6 GARAGE SALESaturday, December 7 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 800 Casa Ybel Rd., Apt 7.NS 12/6 CC 12/6


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 Historical Society ........................................939-4044 Southwest Florida Museum of History ......................................321-7430 True Tours .................................................................................945-0405 Pets Of The Week SUDOKUTo play Sudoku: Complete the grid so that every row, column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 through 9 (the same number cannot appear more than once in a row, column or 3x3 box.) There is no guessing and no math involved, just logic.answer on page 27 Lee County Animal Services is offering black or mostly black cats or kittens for an adoption fee of $10 through December 31. Hello, my name is Misty and I am a tricolored spayed female Chihuahua/Dachshund mix (Chiweenie) age five. If you would like a well-mannered, calm, cuddly, small dog look no more. I walk well on a leash and you can take me anywhere. The volunteers have even taken me shopping at the mall. I could be your shopping buddy for the holidays and forever. Im ready to make new memories with a new family. Adoption fee: $20 to $50 off the regular adoption fee of $75 when you draw a discount coupon from Animal Services Holiday Stocking! My name is Lynn ands I am a female domestic short hair tortie age four months. Im so precious and playful youll be amazed. Whats even more amazing is that you can adopt me or any of my black or mostly black feline friends for just $10. Adoption fee: $10 during the Black Tie Affair 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. Home 4 The HolidaysLee County Domestic Animal Services will join thousands of pet shelters and adoption centers across the U.S, Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico during Home 4 the Holidays 2013, a national event organized to raise awareness of the joys of owning shelter-adopted pets. Organizers hope to match more than 1.5 million dogs, cats, puppies and kittens with loving, adoptive families. During December Lee County Animal Services hopes to place 300 pets from its facility into lifelong homes. Adopters will receive $20 to $50 off the regular pet adoption fees when they draw a coupon from one of Animal Services big stockings and are eligible for weekly gift drawings. All black and mostly black cats are already discounted to $10 and cats and kittens have a two for one adoption fee. The adoption fee for all pets includes spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, flea treatment, de-worming, heartworm test for dogs six months or older, feline aids and leukemia test for cats, a Lee County license for pets three months or older, training DVD, Behavior Help Line, Microchip Pet ID, a $3 discount coupon off Blue Buffalo dog or cat food, and a 10-day health guarantee. The total adoption package is valued at more than $500. In the past some shelters have discouraged families from adopting pets during the holidays, said Ria Brown, spokeswoman for Lee County Animal Services. Historically, however, this did not stop them from getting new pets during this time. It just took away the adoption option and forced them to support the puppy mill industry, Brown added. Animal Services works to match the needs of the pets with the lifestyles of the families regardless of the time of year. Adoption hours at Lee County Domestic Animal Services are 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For information call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS). Pictures of pets available for adoption can be viewed at www.LeeLostPets.com. Lynn ID# 574796 Misty ID# 575496 photos by squaredogphoto.comTHE RIVER DECEMBER 6, 201330


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