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FREETake Me Home VOL. 13, NO. 1 JANUARY 10, 2014From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Yoko Ono Exhibit Invites Collaborationby Tom HallA few months after first meeting her, John Lennon tried to commission Yoko Ono to build a light house in his garden. Oh, that was conceptual, Ono demurred, referring to a structure shed built in her imagination with beams of refracted light emanating from hypothetical prisms. In the 47 years that have ensued since that conversation, Ono has constructed a legacy as the worlds penultimate conceptual artist. If Ono had her druthers, people entering the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery on Friday, January 24 to see Yoko Ono: Imagine Peace (YOIP) would be handed a set of instructions and asked to fill the exhibition halls blank walls with magnificent artworks projected from their individual and collective imaginations. YOIP does not go quite that far, but there will be no viewers or spectators at the exhibit. Everyone who passes through the Rauschenberg Gallerys doors will be magically converted into an active collaborator the instant they are handed an Onochord and encounter works such as Wish Tree, Map Piece and Play It By Trust. I spend a lot of time in museums and never fail to be amazed at how people spend more time reading labels than looking at the art, stated co-curator Kevin Concannon, the Virginia Tech director of visual arts who orchestrated the first YOIP exhibit in 2007 at the University of Akron in Ohio. That doesnt happen with Yokos participatory pieces. They induce an exchange between the audience and the artist. While the manner in which each guest and audience make each new iteration of YOIP fresh and unique, the exhibition has been totally reconceived for the Rauschenberg Gallery. It really is a new exhibition, with everything except Play It By Trust being made site-specifically for our show, said new Rauschenberg Gallery Director Jade Dellinger. We will include material related to Yokos Indica Gallery exhibition and her original Sales List, which were never included in previous exhibitions and are being lent by Yokos Studio One in New York City. Material from J ohn & Yokos Year of Peace has also been eliminated, which serves to place the focus on Onos contributions as a conceptual artist. For Ono, thoughts are things. She is living testament to the affirmations mouthed by Napoleon Hill, Earl Nightingale and Brian Tracy that what the mind can conceive, it will achieve with a positive mental attitude, you become what you think about and like attracts like in the realm of the mind. She controls the images entering her own mind with Spartan-like self-discipline. Thats continued on page 19 Yoko Ono: Imagine Peace opens on January 24 at the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery in Fort Myers photo courtesy of Synaesthete The David Mayfield Parade Returns To Rock The Alliance For The ArtsThe 2014 Bruce T. Gora Sunset Concert Series kicks off on Sunday, January 12 when The David Mayfield Parade returns to the amphitheater stage at the Alliance for the Arts. continued on page 5 The David Mayfield ParadeBarefoot Movement Bluegrass Band To Perform At Davis Art CenterThe Barefoot Movement bluegrass band will perform at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center on Friday, January 10. The Art Center is located at 2301 First Street in the downtown Fort Myers River District. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 and are available at www.sbdac.com.continued on page 5 The Barefoot Movement bluegrass band


THE RIVER JANUARY 10, 20142 Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now: View From Reynolds Store And Reynolds Viewsby Gerri Reaves, PhD Co-Publishers Advertising Sales Office Coordinator Graphic Arts/Production Photographer Writers PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER Contributing Writers Read Us Online: www.IslandSunNews.com Click on The River After serving as a series of grocery stores, the 1905 building was demolished photo by Gerri Reaves Guy B. Reynolds grocery store on Hendry Street is in the right foreground of this riverward view, circa 1905 courtesy of the Southwest Florida Historical Society


3 THE RIVER JANUARY 10, 2014 Chinese & Japanese Cuisine Downtown Fort Myers (Post Oce Arcade Next to Hotel Indigo) 1520 Broadway For Takeout & Delivery Tel: 334-6991 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEKMon-urs 11am 10pm Fri-Sat 11am 11pm Sun 12pm 9pm www. ichiban-sushi-chinese.com 33 Patio DeLeon, Downtown Fort Myers (239) 337-3377OPEN Mon-ur 11am-10pm Fri & Sat 11am-11pm Sun Closed Library RibbonCutting And Grand OpeningThe public is invited to the ribbon cutting for the new state-of-the-art Fort Myers Regional and Talking Books Libraries Friday, January 10 at 10 a.m. and also to the grand opening Saturday, January 11 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The grand opening will feature live music, local authors, storytelling, childrens crafts and many programs for all ages. There will be programs and performances going on throughout the day in the various venues that make up the new library campus. Additionally, the Viva Florida 500Lee County time capsule will be permanently encased inside the library during a short dedication ceremony. The library is located at 2450 First Street and is the east end anchor in the downtown Fort Myers River District. This library is one of 13 in the Lee County Library System, a department of Lee County government. The library campus comprises two buildings, public plazas and multipurpose spaces, which provides a venue for librarysponsored and other downtown events. The north library building features two stories, materials collection of more than 165,500 items (which includes books, books on CD, DVDs, music CDs, kits and many special collections), extensive use of glass, outdoor reading deck, separate adult, teen and youth reading areas as well as an extensive genealogy collection housed in its own room. Featured technology in the building includes wi-fi, 82 public Internet access computers, six self-checkout stations, and an automated materials handling system for returned materials. The library systems Telephone Reference Call Center service is also based in this building. The south building houses the library systems Talking Books Library and Books-by-Mail service as well as modern meeting rooms configurable from one to four rooms for public use. The outdoor plaza areas offers access to free wi-fi, a variety of seating options, open green space, a shaded amphitheater and a water feature with art sculpture. Operating hours are Monday to Wednesday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and closed on Sundays. Limited parking is available on-site based on community input that indicated this project should be integrated into the urban atmosphere of the River District. Initially, on-site parking will be free; meters will be installed to be consistent with the metered parking in the area. Surrounding downtown parking is also available. Additionally the River District Trolley provides free seasonal service to the downtown area. The trolley will stop on every corner along First Street between Monroe and Fowler. Passengers can hop on and off the trolley as often as they like and never pay a fare. The trolley runs every 20 to 30 minutes from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. To apply for a library card, go to www. leelibrary.net or stop by any branch. From page 2Reynolds StoreBy the mid-1920s, the store on Hendry Street became Moores Market, which was followed by Royal Palm Market. B&B Cash Grocery Store occupied it during the 1930s and until about 1941, when it was torn down and the Art Decostyle Edison Theatre was constructed. Todays Edison Theatre Building straddles part of the former grocery site as well as the corner site that served as B&Bs parking lot. Want to read more of Reynolds diary? Visit one of the areas best research centers for local history, the Southwest Florida Historical Society. The all-volunteer non-profit organization is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard on the campus of the Lee County Alliance for the Arts. Contact the society at 939-4044, or visit on Wednesday or Saturday between 9 a.m. and noon. Sources: Diary of Guy B. Reynolds: Incidents of personal interest occurring in Fort Myers, Florida since May 14, 1899, as written to his old friend and chum Clarence L. Greenwood; The Passing Scene by Marian B. Godown; Fort Myers Guy of Mystery Found, by Glenn Miller; findagrave.com; and The Story of Fort Myers by Karl H. Grismer. Rockin The 60s Gala At Museum Of HistoryOn Saturday, February 8, The Southwest Florida Museum of History invites the public to Harborside Event Center in downtown Fort Myers for a second British Invasion at its USO-Inspired Rockin the 60s Gala. The BeatleManiax will take center stage with the mop-top good looks and iconic rock sound of the original Fab Four. Its all part of the annual fundraising gala presented by the museum, styled after a historic-USO dance and dinner show. Instead of the swing and glamour of the 1940s WWII-era, this will be an energetic celebration of the confluence of cultures that came about during the colorful and sometimes chaotic 1960s. Guests will be welcomed with a Cuba Libre and a Cubanito sandwich in recognition of the significance of the Cuban Missile Crisis and the local connection to the Bay of Pigs training grounds on Useppa Island. A progressive dinner will offer a culinary tour of the s. A stroll through the silent auction area opens up into a MASH tent straight out of the Korean War. Attendees will be invited to sample a stir fry before proceeding into the Vietnam display, which will offer an epicurean introduction to Southeast Asia in the form of a Thaiinspired spring roll. There will be comfort food like meatloaf sliders and pigs in a blanket at the Patriot corner against a nostalgic backdrop of vintage s cars. To top it off, there will be fish and chip cones. Military memorabilia will be set up in each area, including vehicles and a helicopter for photo opportunities. Tickets are $75 per person in advance or $100 at the door. Reserved tables for six will be available for $400 or tables for eight for $550. Corporate sponsorships and start at $750 for a sponsor table. Special recognition packages range from $1,500 to $5,000. Donations are taxdeductible. While the British Invasion infiltrates the USO Gala, the Beatles will take over the museum of history with the exhibition, BEATLES: Backstage & Behind the Scenes. The Southwest Florida Museum of History is at 2031 Jackson Street, one block south of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. For tickets or more information, visit www.swflmuseumof history.com or call 321-7430. To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


THE RIVER JANUARY 10, 20144 Historical Walking Tours Offered Through April The Southwest Florida Museum of History has partnered with True Tours to offer educational historical walking tours of downtown Fort Myers. Two tours are offered each Wednesday and Saturday 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. through season. The cost is $12 plus tax with an option of adding museum admission for $5. Space is limited and reservations are required by calling 321-7430 Tuesday through Saturday or 945-0405 after hours or weekends. The museum and True Tours have long offered separate historical walking tours, so they forged a public-private partnership to eliminate redundant activities. Were excited about working with True Tours. They offer a professional tour with new stories to tell and innovative ways of telling them, said museum director Matt Johnson. Thats what True Tours specializes and excels in. True Tour owner Gina Taylor, the former executive director of Lee Trust for Historic Preservation, has extensive knowledge of local architecture and culture, and continues her research to add interesting dimensions to each story about local landmarks and town founders. Her goal is to create a memorable experience for visitors and residents. The tour is always evolving as I discover interesting facts, she said. I think participants should feel entertained while learning history. Theres a lot of local color to share. Tour-takers will learn about the original military fort (the citys namesake), a deep rivalry that fueled the establishment of the business district, historic landmarks and colorful characters, and tales of life in this unique community along the banks of the Caloosahatchee. Tours depart from the Southwest Florida Museum of History at 2031 Jackson Street. See historical landmarks and local architecture Tour the quaint downtown business district Russell To Speak At Fort Myers Republican Womens Club LunchSteve Russell, State Attorney for the 20th Judicial Court, will be the guest speaker at the Fort Myers Republican Womens Club at their monthly luncheon meeting on Tuesday, January 21. He will discuss aspects of the office, changes being made and how his office affects the public. Following his prepared remarks, Russell will take questions from the audience. The 2014 officers for the club are President Gaile Anthony, First Vice President Carole Green, Second Vice President Claudia Silverman, Treasurer Nancy Epple, Assistant Treasurer Tina Laurie, Recording Secretary Diane Kinser and Corresponding Secretary Claudia Zambor. Marilyn Stout serves as the immediate past President. The public is invited to attend the luncheon and the program being held at The Helm Club, The Landings in South Fort Myers. A social hour begins at 11:15 a.m. The noon lunch, business meeting and program follow. The luncheon cost is $16 per person. Reservations are required by Thursday, January 16 and may be made by contacting Tina Laurie at 489-4701. Additional information about the club may be obtained by contacting the Gaile Anthony at 2925212. MOAA Meeting On January 13The next meeting of the Lee Coast Chapter of MOAA (Military Officers Association or America) will be held at Crown Colony Golf and Country Club in Fort Myers beginning at 6 p.m. on Monday, January 13. The guest speaker will be Dr. Nancy Graham, Superintendent of Lee County Schools. Former, retired or active duty uniformed officers who are interested in joining MOAA should contact Steve Epkins at 810-0488 for membership information. Riverdale Kiwanis Hosts Medieval FaireThe Riverdale Kiwanis have set their annual Medieval Faire for the weekends of January 11 and 12 as well as January 18 and 19 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Lakes Regional Park in Fort Myers. The two-weekend event is expected to draw over 15,000 attendees. The Riverdale Kiwanis Club is currently seeking volunteers to help set up, especially those with carpentry or construction skills. The 2014 Riverdale Kiwanis Medieval Faire will feature jousting, live chess match, live sword fighting, royal court, childrens games and rides, jugglers, magicians, minstrels, period food and medieval-themed merchants. Entertainment at the faire will be provided by professional touring medieval faire professionals. Tickets will be available on the day of the faire. Adult tickets cost $15 and children tickets (5 to 11 years) cost $5 to attend. Free onsite parking will be available.continued on page 15 Two knights competing in performance combat photo courtesy of www.EloquentImaging.com Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


5 THE RIVER JANUARY 10, 2014 From page 1David Mayfield ParadeThe indie folk rock act is well-known on the festival circuit and has performed with bands like Mumford and Sons and The Avett Brothers. The concert begins at 5 p.m., and gates open at 4 p.m. Lawn chairs, blankets and coolers are welcome and encouraged. Alliance member pre-sale tickets are $15 and available now. Tickets are $20 at the gate. The David Mayfield Parades newest album, Good Man Down, features eclectic, cinematic songs that stir up images of the old west and urban cityscapes. It was produced following a successful Kickstarter campaign that more than doubled the initial goal of $18,000. With a successful crowd funding campaign raising expectations, Mayfield felt it was time to take chances musically and delve into more adventurous production while tapping into his bluegrass roots. Good Man Down features notable guests Seth Avett, Mayfields bluegrass hero Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, and country star Dierks Bentley, who duets with Mayfield on Marty Stuarts Tempted. David Mayfield grew up playing bass and touring with his familys bluegrass band. As a teenager he established himself as a hot picker collecting national awards for his dexterity on guitar and mandolin. His knack for colorful performances was evident as a backing player in his sister Jessica Lea Mayfields band including their appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman. He oozed personality on stage, a trait that makes him a natural frontman. He took his skills and personality when he joined the bluegrass outfit Cadillac Sky, playing sold out shows with British folk revivalists Mumford and Sons. Around then Mayfield began writing songs after hearing artists like Randy Newman and Simon & Garfunkel. Encouraged by his sister Jessica, Mumford & Sons, and other friends in music to record his original material, Mayfield released The Parade to much acclaim. Since that time, David Mayfield has toured almost non-stop including many appearances with The Avett Brothers both with his own Parade and sitting in with the Brothers, until taking time from the road to record Good Man Down in response to pleas from his fans for another record. Conscious of not just being a musician, but an entertainer something his father instilled in him in the family band David Mayfield certainly makes an impression live. But its the strength of his songwriting and musicianship, combined with that charm and personality that keep audiences coming back again and again. Gates open at 4 p.m. concerts begin at 5 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring their own coolers, lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy a picnic on the amphitheater lawn. General admission tickets are $20. Pre-sale tickets are $15 for Alliance members, and are available online or at the Alliance for the Arts, located on the corner of Colonial and McGregor in Fort Myers. Call 939-2787 or buy online at www.ArtInLee.org. Proceeds from the concert series will benefit Alliance Education and Outreach Programming. The Concert Series continues on Sunday, March 9 with Minnesota-based Davina & The Vagabonds, who are back by overwhelming popular demand for their third appearance on the Alliance amphitheater stage. Tickets for both shows are on sale now. From page 1The Barefoot MovementJohnson Citys The Barefoot Movement have been making waves in the folk world since the release of their 2011 debut album Footwork. The band is made up of Noah Wall, vocals and fiddle; Tommy Norris, mandolin; Hasee Ciaccio, vocals and upright bass; and Alex Conerly, guitar and vocals. 2013 brought the release of a new album, cross country touring, and all manners of shoeless excitement. Their new effort, Figures of the Year, comes on the heels of their west coast tour, opening for Anti Records artists from Denver to San Francisco to Vancouver. The record itself is a journey through a year, each song telling its part of the larger story. From the foot-tapping instrumental Sheepherder to the emotional ballad Thunder and everything in between, these roots music newcomers have assembled quite the collection, both old songs and new, offering something for everyone. Also, the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center needs volunteers to assist in the office and with regularly scheduled seasonal events. Call 333-1933 or email PR@sbdac.com for more information. Lee Republican Womens Club The Lee Republican Womens Club (Chartered) will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, January 14, at the Crowne Plaza Holiday Inn, 13051 Bell Tower Drive, Fort. Myers. Social hour begins at 11:30 a.m. and the lunch and program start at noon. Featured speaker is Lee County Commissioner Brian Hamman. The public and guests are welcome to attend. The cost of the lunch is $18. For reservations, call 573-6913. L 11am-10pm, FREE L 11am-10pm, To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


THE RIVER JANUARY 10, 20146 Gala At The Imaginarium The Imaginarium Science Center presents its 2014 Imagine Gala Underwater Wonders. The gala offers adults the chance to explore the incredible world of Floridas waterways through its many exhibits. The gala takes place on Saturday, March 29 at 7 p.m. at The Imaginarium Science Center, 2000 Cranford Avenue in Fort Myers. Dress is cocktail attire. Advance tickets are $75 and must be purchased prior to March 22. Tickets purchased after March 22 will be $100. There will be live music, food and drinks, auction items and packages with interactive smartphone based bidding, educational displays. Funds raised will go towards the centers programs and exhibits. There will be collaborative art pieces up for auction featuring the heads and faces of local community leaders enhanced by childrens depictions of their bodies with a waterways theme. Eric Raddatz, founder of the Naples and Fort Myers Film Festivals, will entertain the crowd as emcee and auctioneer. Guests will be able to explore new exhibits that the center plans to complete in early 2014. Watershed Wonders: Caloosahatchee Connections is an interactive exhibit that illustrates the Florida watershed from Lake Okeechobee to the Gulf of Mexico through the Caloosahatchee. Phases 3 and 4 of this project are scheduled to be completed in January. The Water Table exhibit, a hydroponic display including plants and fish, is also scheduled to be completed in January. The gala offers members of the community an opportunity to have fun while supporting the development of Southwest Floridas only science center and aquarium. The title sponsor is Lipman Produce. Major sponsors are Chicos FAS and CONRIC PR & Marketing. For tickets or more information, call 321-7420 or visit www.i-sci.org. Rabbi And Stand-Up Comic To PerformRabbi and stand-up comic Bob Alper is scheduled to perform on Saturday January 11 at 7:30 p.m. at Temple Judea, 14486 A&W Bulb Road in Fort Myers. Heard several times daily on Sirius/ XM Radio, Alpers fresh, contemporary and unorthodox style has been amusing audiences around the world from Hollywoods IMPROV to the Montreal Comedy Festival and Muslim Fest 2009. His unique brand of humor has been shared in synagogues, mosques, churches, colleges and theaters, and during corporate events throughout North America and England. Alper will provide a 90-minute program. Adults and children 11 years old or older are welcome. Tickets are $18 in advance or $22 at the door. Temple Judea is thrilled to be hosting Rabbi Bob Alper, said Keith Grossman, co-president of Temple Judea. Rabbi Alper has distinguished himself as the Rabbi comic, and we are looking forward to a full house of people laughing together. A native of Providence, Rhode Island and a graduate of Lehigh University, Alper was ordained at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati and was the first Jewish person ever to earn a doctorate from the Princeton Theological Seminary. He has served congregations in Buffalo and Philadelphia, where he continues to conduct High Holiday services. Alper began his comedy career in 1986 when he entered the Jewish Comic of the Year Contest at the Going Bananas club in Philadelphia. Television, radio and personal appearances followed as he honed his distinctive approach to standup comedy. He has been seen on Good Morning America, the Today Show, Showtime, the BBC and CNN, among others. Today, Alper performs nearly 80 shows a year. In addition to his solo shows, Alper performs frequently in a pairing with Muslim comedian Azhar Usman. He has authored three books. His latest is Thanks. I Needed That., a collection of 32 true stories. Hes also produced two best-selling comedy CDs and a 102-minute DVD titled What are you a comedian? For more information or for tickets, call 433-0201. Call for Artists, Craftsmen And WritersThe 3rd annual Inland Arts & Music Festival at Barron Park, LaBelle will be held Saturday, February 1. The festival runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Artists, photographers, sculptors, artisans, craftsmen and writers are invited to participate and sell their work at the outdoor festival. Barron Park is located along the Caloosahatchee River on the east side of SR29 at Fort Thompson Road in historic LaBelle. Food vendors will be on-site, including the Rotary Club, serving an early pancake breakfast. Live music will be performed in the gazebo throughout the day and there will be wandering characters to entertain the children. Public admission is free. Vendor set up will be on February 1 beginning at 7 a.m.; must be completed by 9 a.m. Tear down will be after 3 p.m. The deadline for reserving vendor space is January 24. A 10 x 10 space for Arts of the Inland members is $30; non-member rate is $60. For more information, contact LaVon Koenig by email at artsinland@gmail.com or call 303-5849. Applications are available at www.artsoftheinland.com. Hortoons Casino Gaming Night BenefitA Texas Holdem tournament, blackjack and Bingo will be part of an evening of food, games and prizes to benefit the Friends of Matanzas Pass Preserve Building Fund on Fort Myers Beach. The event begins at 6 p.m. on Saturday, January 25 at the Moose Lodge of Fort Myers Beach, 19090 San Carlos Boulevard. Cost is $40 and tickets may be purchased at www.friendsofmatanzaspasspreserve.org, at the Mango Street Inn and the Red Coconut RV Resort. Purchase tickets before January 10 and receive a $50 chip bonus. Play money is used for all gaming and prizes will be awarded to all of the winners. The Friends of Matanzas Pass Preserve is a non-profit volunteer organization for Lee County Parks and Recreation dedicated to the preservation, protection and enhancement of the largest preserved land on Estero Island. For more information about the Casino Gaming Night contact Julie Schwab 239-822-2420 or julie.schwab@ alumni.ucsd.edu. Rabbi Bob Alper


7 THE RIVER JANUARY 10, 2014 Shrimp Festival Pageant Applications DueThe 56th annual Shrimp Festival Queen Pageant committee is looking for contestants. The largest annual event on Fort Myers Beach, a project of the Fort Myers Beach Lions Club, is seeking girls ages 16 to 20 who would like to become this years Shrimp Festival Queen. Contestants must be able to appear at all the events for judging and in the festival parade and at the festival on March 8 and 9. Each contestant will receive a savings bond. Trophies and/or prizes will be awarded to the winner of each of the following categories: Queen, First Runnerup, Second Runner-up, Miss Personality, Miss Congeniality (voted on by participants), online voting for Peoples Choice and Miss Photogenic (judged on official photos). Details about the festival and the contest application are available online at www.fortmyersbeachshrimpfestival.com. For more information, contact Tracey Gore at queenpagent@fortmyersbeachshrimpfestival.com. Applications will be closing soon. All of the festival profits are used for Fort Myers Beach Lions Club charities. Former contestants C D with this ad 10 % OFF ENTIRE PURCHASE 239.437.4555 On your way to Costco, stop by and visit us next to Jasons Deli On your way to Costco, stop by and visit us next to Jasons Deli Resort wear | Cruise wear | Elegant casual Florida wear Resort wear | Cruise wear | Elegant casual Florida wear Escapada, Match Point, Before and again, Zen Knits, Barbara Gerwitz, Donna Morgan Escapada, Match Point, Before and again, Zen Knits, Barbara Gerwitz, Donna Morgan Thyme body and lotions Thyme body and lotions Shrimp Festival Parade Applications Now AvailableThe Fort Myers Beach Lions Club invites individuals, businesses or organizations to participate in the 56th annual Shrimp Festival Parade, which will be held on Saturday, March 8. The route is approximately 1.25 miles in length, starting at School Street and proceeding north on Estero Boulevard to the Matanzas Pass Bridge. Applications and details are posted on the festival website at Fortmyersbeachshrimp festival.com. One of the entries in a past parade Church Pig Roast And Food DriveOn Saturday, January 18, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 1928 Chiquita Boulevard S in Cape Coral will host its 2nd annual Pig Roast and Food Drive. Lee Memorial Health Systems purple Bloodmobile will be a part of the drive to help combat blood shortages in Lee County. Attendees are requested to bring nonperishable food items and/or donate blood. All donations stay locally to help those in need in Lee County. Everyone is invited and as a thank-you to the donors, the church is sponsoring a free pig roast lunch with side dishes and desserts. The Harry Chapin Food Bank has been selected as the recipient for the food donations. For additional information, call 677-8833. Our email address is press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER JANUARY 10, 20148 Along the RiverBeginning Friday, January 10, the Cultural Park Theater in Cape Coral presents Harvey, the Pulitzer Prize winning play by American playwright Mary Chase. Elwoods best friend is a six-foot tall invisible rabbit named Harvey. In an attempt to save the familys social reputation, Elwoods sister, Veta, takes him to the local sanatorium. When the doctors mistakenly commit the anxiety-ridden Veta, the fun begins. This classic comedy will have you laughing from the opening scene to the finale. The Cultural Park Theater is located at 528 Cultural Park Boulevard, Cape Coral. For show times and ticket sales, call 772-5862 or go to www.culturalparktheater.com. On Saturdays during winter season, guided nature walks in North Fort Myers are provided by Conservation 20/20 volunteers and IFAS Master Gardeners. Parking is free and no fee or registration is required. Participants are encouraged to bring items such as water, hat, sunscreen, binoculars, camera and closed-toed shoes or boots. All walks meet in the parking lots and are scheduled from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Restroom facility are on site. On January 11, the guided tour is of Caloosahatchee Creeks. Traverse wetland, oak hammock, and pine flatwoods on ADA-compliant boardwalk and trail while learning more about the birds, butterflies and plants that call this home. Visit one small section of a 1,290-acre wilderness oasis that includes nature trails, scenic observation areas and picnic pavilions. The trail length is 0.5 mile and the degree of difficulty is Easy. Conservation 20/20 is part of Lee County Parks & Recreation. It is located at 10130 Bayshore Road, North Fort Myers. For more information, call 707-0862 or go to www.conservation2020.org. On Saturday and Sunday, see the newest in home improvement products and services at the 16th annual Fort Myers Fall Home & Garden Show at the Harborside Event Center. The two-day event is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 per person. Children under 10 years of age are admitted at no charge. The Home & Garden Show features furnishings, accessories, decorating and remodeling ideas. Browse through the latest from floor to roof, patio to pool, deck to dock, inside and out. Jim Parks, host of HGTVs New Spaces presents programs, Update My Kitchen, Bathroom & Closet at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. (both days) and Change My Living Space at 1 p.m. (both days). The show is held at the Harborside Event Center, 1375 Monroe Street in downtown Fort Myers historic River District. Parking is free. For more information, call (866) 466-6300 or go to www.harborsideevents.com. Also on Saturday and Sunday, the Riverdale Kiwanis presents its annual Medieval Faire from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Lakes Regional Park, Fort Myers. It returns on the weekend of January 18 and 19. The two-weekend event is expected to draw over 15,000 attendees. The faire features jousting, live chess match, live sword fighting, royal court, childrens games and rides, jugglers, magicians, minstrels, period food and medieval themed merchants. Entertainment is provided by professional touring medieval faire professionals. Tickets are available the day of the faire. Adult tickets are $15 and children (age five to 11) are $5. Free onsite parking is available. All profits go to the Kiwanis of Riverdale Foundation Fund to support local programs including Thanksgiving baskets for the needy, Christmas dinners, Buckingham Exception School, Orange River Elementary, Sunshine Elementary, school grants and scholarships. For more information about the Riverdale Kiwanis Medieval Faire, visit www. Medieval-faire.com. For group ticket information, call Sandy Wheeler at 369-6881. On Sunday, the 2014 Bruce T. Gora Sunset Concerts kick off when The David Mayfield Parade returns to the Alliance for the Arts amphitheater stage. The high energy indie folk rock band has performed with bands like Mumford and Sons and The Avett Brothers. The outdoor concert begins at 5 p.m.; gates open at 4 p.m. Lawn chairs, blankets and coolers are welcome and encouraged. Alliance member pre-sale tickets are $15 and available now. Tickets are $20 at the gate. The next Bruce T. Gora concert is Sunday, March 9 when Minnesota-based Davina & the Vagabonds return for their third appearance on the Alliance amphitheater stage. Tickets for both shows are on sale now. 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. It is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Call 939-2787 or go to www.artinlee.org. The Cultural Park Theater presents Harvey, the Pulitzer Prize winning play about a man and his best friend, a six-foot tall invisible rabbit named Harvey Every Saturday, Conservation 20/20 offers guided nature walks for all fitness levels photo courtesy of Erin White


9 THE RIVER JANUARY 10, 2014 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 is served on the weekends. 12984 S. Cleveland Avenue, 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 Wharf, 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 10 years and its enduring popularity is a testament to its exceptional, friendly service. 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 from 4 to 8 p.m. 20351 Summerlin Road, Units #111 and 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.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 COURTNEYS CONTINENTAL CUISINE MORGAN HOUSE BRATTAS RISTORANTE Key lime pie from Brattas Ristorante 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


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, 239-463-4251, www.stpeterfmb.com. Sundays 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Holy Communion celebrated in each service. Coffee fellowship between services. 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 JANUARY 10, 201410


11 THE RIVER JANUARY 10, 2014 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 Sunday Services 9:15 and 11 a.m. Childrens Sunday School 11 a.m. Reverend Jim Rosemergy. Our God is Love, Our religion is Oneness, Our Race is Human. 239-278-1511, www.unityoffortmyers.org. 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. Temple Bat Yam Has New RabbiTemple Bat Yam has announced that Rabbi Myra Soifer will assume the leadership of the congregation this month. Soifer was one of the first 10 women ordained as rabbi after Reform Judaism accepted them in 1972. Born in 1950 in Miami, Soifer attended Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, earned a master of arts in Hebrew Letters at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati in 1977 and was ordained there a year later. She served as student rabbi at the Jewish Community Center in Union City, Tennessee and at Temple Beth Shalom in Charlotte, North Carolina, before becoming assistant rabbi in New Orleans in 1978. She served Temple Sinai in Reno beginning in 1984 until she formally retired after 25 years there. Then she returned for a short time until the congregation hired a new full time rabbi last year. During Rabbi Soifers tenure, Temple Sinai completed a huge building expansion project and the congregation tripled in size. She has been very active in interfaith work and is considered an outstanding speaker. She created a group named Study Buddies, a forum for local clergy to meet and talk, and initiated a series of lectures on world religions. While Rabbi Soifers first Sabbath observance with Bat Yam will take place on January 17, her formal installation will occur later in February on a date to be announced. Rabbi Myra Soifer ENDLESS TRAILS STABLES ENDLESS TRAILS STABLES GUIDED HORSEBACK TRAIL RIDING IN FLORIDA WOODLANDS GUIDED HORSEBACK TRAIL RIDING IN FLORIDA WOODLANDS 19201 Matt Road, N. Fort Myers, FL 33917 (239) 731-3265 (239) 731-3265 Trick pony parties Trick pony parties for the kids for the kids with with Jules the trick Arabian Jules the trick Arabian Misty Misty and and Majik Majik trick trick miniature horses for any miniature horses for any event or holiday event or holiday Internationally acclaimed artist Ikki Matsumoto was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1935 to a well-known Japanese cartoonist and childrens book illustrator, Katsuji Matsumoto. He was the second child of seven and could not remember a time in his life when he wasnt drawing. Art was in his blood from the very start. He died just one day shy of his 79th birthday. In 1955, Ikki came to the United States and met his wife, Polly (Adamson) Matsumoto, while studying at the Art Academy of Cincinnati, where he was studying under world renowned artist Charlie Harper. His talents led him to embark on a career in commercial art, newspaper advertising design and textbook illustrations. He had a two-volume book published by Rand McNally and later illustrated the bestseller The Joy of Cooking. In 1985, Nancy Reagan commissioned him to design an Easter egg that is now part of the permanent collection in the Smithsonian. Ikki and his family moved to Sanibel Island, Florida in 1975 and channeled the beautiful scenery of the island into his artistry. His colorful works of native birds and animals captured the essence of a southern Florida style with his unique Japanese flair. Ikki is survived by his wife Polly, two sons, Bin and Tai (Bonita), and a daughter, Amy. He was also blessed with six grandchildren. Family and friends around the world will always remember him for his internal light, his talent, and his love. A public memorial will be held on Thursday, February 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers, Florida, 10091 McGregor Boulevard. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Hope Hospice In loving memory of Ikki Matsumoto to 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908 or contact Barbara Brown at 1-800-835-1673, or to the Alliance for the Arts at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, FL 33919. OBITUARY IKKI MATSUMOTO Next to Planet Fitness inMiners Plazaat the corner of McGregor Blvd. and GladiolusNowOpen Mondays!ClothingFurniture ArtworkCollectables ElectronicsMusic BooksHoliday ItemsLinensHome Dcor AppliancesKitchen Building Supplies Sporting Goods CommunityThrift Stor e CommunityThrift Stor e 225-652915501 Old McGregor Blvd., Suite 2, Fort Myers, FL 33908Now Open Monday Saturday from 9amto4pm


THE RIVER JANUARY 10, 201412 Sheepshead Are Now Added To The Mixed Bagby Capt. Matt MitchellFor non-stop action and a great mixed bag of fish, our winter fishing on shrimp is hard to beat. Catching 10 or more varieties of fish on a trip has been pretty standard and although most are on the smaller side of the slot, its great just to have bites every cast. Add to that, you just simply do not know what the next fish will be. Sheepshead really have started to show up in better numbers and with many more keepers in the mix than we have seen in the last month. Most deep mangrove channels and deeper docks with fast moving tide held good numbers of the tasty fish. For anglers looking to take home a good eating fish, sheepshead are at the top of the grocery list right now. Chunks of shrimp fished on jig heads or on a small hook with a split shot was the go-to rig. These fish take a little getting used to as they hit the bait fast and multiple times. Generally, when the line goes slack is when the fish has the bait in its mouth; wind tight and give them a few little pops of the rod tip to put the hook in their hard mouth. Although we have not really started to see the pre-spawn monsters, the little bit of cold weather in our future should really have this bite going off. Our big one of the week measured right at 18 inches. Minimum size on sheepshead is 12 inches and anglers are allowed a generous limit of 15 per person per day. Many places I targeted sheepshead this week held another winter staple of our area, black drum. This relative of the redfish has a slightly wider body and black and white stripes. As they grow larger, the stripes begin to fade. They dont fight quite as hard as their cousin, the redfish, size for size, but on light tackle a 5to 15-pound drum is a good fight and a fun fish to catch. What often surprises me is the large size of the black drum you catch while fishing with a small chunk of shrimp often intended for a sheepshead. Small black drum fillets are hard to distinguish from redfish; they even have the little red spots towards the tail section of the meat. As these fish get bigger though, they are five pounds. Trout fishing was also a pretty consistent bite this week though most of the trout caught seemed to be right at or just over the 15-inch slot. Most places that held trout also had good mixed bag action with jacks, Spanish mackerel and ladyfish. Deeper bays in the Ding Darling Refuge held big schools of trout. In deeper water, bouncing a shrimp on the bottom was the way to go while on shallower flats a popping cork caught more fish. Its been over a month since we had a big cold front come through (around Thanksgiving) that really cooled things off. Because of this, much of our usual winter fishing is just not quite in full swing. Usually by what we refer to as rat redfish (16to 20-inch reds), should be all over the narrow mangrove creeks where they spend the winter, but they have not showed up in the deep back country yet. The few times in the last month that tides have been high enough to target redfish out in the open bay on mangrove shorelines, the action has been really good. As soon as things really cool off, Im sure these redfish will make the move to these warmer sheltered creeks they call home all winter long. 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. Kathleen Smith from Boston with a black drum caught while fishing with Capt. Matt Mitchell this week ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. 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BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island 481 4 7 33 12600 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myer s www. scuba vi ced iv e r s com S wim with the Fishe s Local Waters/ Local Charts Class Offeredsubmitted by Cdr. Mary Smelter, The San Carlos Bay Sail & Power SquadronThe San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron, a unit of the United States Power Squadrons, will be offering the popular Local Waters/Local Charts class. The class will be held on Saturday, January 18 from 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The class is directed towards new boaters and boaters new to the area as well as those wishing to learn chart reading. It will provide the boater with some of the basics of navigation, oriented to the Fort Myers area. Students will be using chart #11427, and they must bring this chart to class. Optional On-The-Water training is also offered at a later date; check with the class instructor for details. The cost of the class is $45 per person. The class is being taught at the San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron classroom, located at 16048 San Carlos Blvd. at the corner of Kelly Road (across from ACE Hardware). Students can register online at www. scbps.com or call 466-4040.


13 THE RIVER JANUARY 10, 2014 CROW Case Of The Week: Turtle Hatchlingsby Patricia MolloyBaby care has always been a big part of what CROW does, but something unusual happened last month at the Sanibel wildlife clinic: Captive births. On October 15, a penisula cooter ( Pseudemys peninsularis) was admitted after being hit by a careless driver. Dr. Heather ordered radiographs of the patient to determine the extent of her injuries. Thats when it was discovered that the adult female was carrying 15 eggs. Found throughout peninsular Florida, peninsula cooters spend much of their time gliding through still and slow-moving fresh water or basking on slippery logs and sun-soaked rocks. In the wild, adult females construct nests consisting of three holes: one deep hole in which the mother lays most of her eggs and two, more shallow holes that are thought to be false nests. Only one or two eggs are laid in each false nests in what may be an attempt to distract predators from finding and destroying the entire brood. Unfortunately, the young mother admitted to CROW would not survive her injuries. Upon realized the gravity of the turtles condition, Dr. Heather performed emergency surgery to extract the tiny eggs. After the procedure, the staff filled a plastic container with sand, nestled the soft-shelled eggs uniformly in the granules, and placed them in a warm incubator. After several weeks, perfectly formed baby turtles began poking their heads out of the nest. Each newborn was quickly placed in a nearby tub to begin swimming lessons. The staff ensured that the baby cooters were sufficiently warm by placing a 250-watt red heating lamp above the tub. To promote healthy growth, the siblings were fed nutrient-rich food several times per day. Once all the eggs had hatched, plans were made to release the little hatchlings. The staff and students at CROW beamed with pride when the baby peninsula cooters were set free. What a joyous beginning to the new year. CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from our local area. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to PO Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit: www.crowclinic.org. A wildlife rehabilitator holds a two-day-old peninsula cooter. The oneto two-inch hatchlings will grow to be 12 to 16 inches. CROWs reptile room was turned into a maternity ward with 15 tiny turtle eggs Complete DO-IT-YOURSELFBoat Parts Store Additional Locations: 1156 N. Tamiami Trail in North Fort Myers Call 997-5777 2397 Davis Blvd in Naples Call 793-5800 Hours:8am -5:30pm Mon-SatMarine Trading Post15600 San Carlos Blvd, Unit 170, Ft Myers (Beside Big Lots)Call 437-7475 3-Rod Holder$9.99 Filet Table$59.99 $79 Props$99 SteeleProps$99


THE RIVER JANUARY 10, 201414 Plant SmartRibbon Fernby Gerri ReavesTufts of ribbon fern (Vittaria lineata) are a common sight hanging from the boots of cabbage palms in the hammocks, swamps, and pinelands of peninsular Florida. The fronds are flexible, undivided, and only about one-eighth of an inch wide. Dark green and thick, they can be several feet long, a trait that gives the plant other common names, including shoestring fern, grass fern, and beard fern. Reddish brown sori, or spore-producing structures, form two lines on the undersides of the fronds along the under-rolled edges. The short creeping stems are brown, scaly, and hairy. As with many air plants, ribbon ferns root hairs absorb nutrients from the organic debris available on its established perch. Epiphytes are not parasitic but use the host plant only as a platform. If you want to encourage native ferns to take up residence in your yard, planting cabbage palms is a good idea. Ribbon fern is one of several native epiphytes, including golden polypody fern (Phlebodium aureum), that typically make up the miniature ecosystems that flourish in and on Floridas state tree. This fern is used medicinally by Florida Seminole and Miccosukee Indians. Sources: The Ferns of Florida by Gil Nelson, National Audubon Society Field Guide to Florida, edis.ifas.ufl.edu, and selby.org. Plant Smart explores the plant life of South Florida and sustainable landscape practices. Dense tufts of ribbon fern nestle in the boots of cabbage palms photo by Gerri Reaves Author To Tell His Tales At RefugeHear about the underbelly of Florida wilderness and how state wardens track wildlife thieves during two lectures by Bob H. Lee, author of Backcountry Lawman: True Stories from a Florida Game Warden. The lectures begin at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Friday, January 17 in the Ding Darling Visitor & Education Center. Most people have never imagined the often dicey, sometimes comical and bizarre job of a Florida game warden. Backcountry Lawman tells what its like to catch an armed poacher in the act alone, at night, without backup or a decent radio to call for help. Lee spent over three decades as a water patrol officer on Floridas St. Johns River and a land patrol lieutenant in Putnam, St. Johns and Flagler counties. Before retiring in 2007, he taught mantracking classes through the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. His stories describe the cat-and-mouse games often played between game wardens and poachers of ducks, turkeys, hogs, deer, gator and other species. He reveals, for example, how monkey fishing electrocution of catfish -carried the same outlaw mystique in the rivers of Florida as moonshining once did in the hills of Georgia and Tennessee. Lee has lived through incidents of legend, including one of the biggest environmental busts in Florida history. His fascinating memoir reveals the danger and the humor in the unsung exploits of game wardens. Lee recounts his amazing and challenging career as a Florida game warden with wit, wisdom and careful attention to detail, writes Jeff Hahr, former patrol supervisor, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. You will travel with him as he boats the St. Johns River, walk beside him as he wades past resting alligators, and listen for that gunshot on a cold Putnam County night. Admission is free to the lecture, which is sponsored by The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company and Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS), as part of its 12-week Friday Afternoon Lecture Series. Seating is limited and available on a first-come basis. Following the lectures, Lee will sign copies of his book, which is available for purchase in the refuge nature center, proceeds from which benefit refuge conservation and education programs. Wildlife Drive is closed on Friday, but visitors are welcome to visit the free education center and the recreational opportunities at Tarpon Bay Explorers, the refuges official concessionaire located at its Tarpon Bay Recreation Area. For more information on the lecture series, call 472-1100 ext. 241 or visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org/lectures. Upcoming Ding Darling Lecture Series Events; all include presentations, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.: (*Book-signings will follow all starred presentations) *January 24 Charles LeBuff and Deborah Gleason, authors, Sanibel & Captiva Islands: A Look Back in Time *January 31 John Englander, author, High Tide on Main Street: Rising Sea Level and the Coming Coastal Crisis *February 7 Don and Lillian Stokes, authors, 3 Easy Steps to Bird ID February 14 Brian Fox Ellis, John J. Audubon Re-enactment February 21 Kenneth Meyer, University of Florida, Magnificent Frigatebird February 28 Volunteer luncheon/ no lecture March 7 Joy Hazell, Florida Sea Grant, Learning and Loving Mangroves March 14 Mike Owen, biologist, Fakahatchee Strand March 21 Rick Bonney, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Citizen Science March 28 Erin Myers, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Florida Panthers April 4 Charles LeBuff and Chris Lechowicz, SCCF, Amphibians & Reptiles of Sanibel & Captiva Islands *April 11 Clyde Butcher, nature photographer, Florida: Where Water, Earth & Heaven Meet. Bob Lee


From page 4Medieval FaireAll profits from the Medieval Faire go to the Kiwanis of Riverdale Foundation Fund to support local programs including thanksgiving baskets for the needy, Christmas dinners, Buckingham Exception School, Orange River Elementary, Sunshine Elementary, school grants and scholarships. For more information on the Riverdale Kiwanis Medieval Faire, visit www.Medievalfaire.com. For group ticket information, call Sandy Wheeler at 369-6881. Barely Balanced professional acrobats perform at a past Riverdale Kiwanis Medieval Faire photo courtesy of www.EloquentImaging. com Children and adults alike enjoy the Seahorse ride at the Medieval Faire15 THE RIVER JANUARY 10, 2014 Young Artists Awards Auditions Open To PublicThe public is invited to attend the 2014 Young Artists Awards auditions to view hundreds of students from throughout Southwest Florida auditioning in classical voice, contemporary voice/musical theatre, dance, drama and instrumental music during four days of auditions held on the campus of the Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers. The auditions are open and free to the public to watch and will be held on multiple locations at the Alliance. Auditions are slated for: Saturday, January 18 Classical Voice, ages 13 to16 and 17 to 21, Foulds Theatre, 9:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Contemporary Voice and/or Musical Theatre, ages 13 to 16, in the classroom, 10:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, January 19 Contemporary Voice and/or Musical Theatre, ages 17 to 21, in the classroom, 10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Saturday, January 25 Instrumental Music, ages 13 to 16 and 17 to 21, Foulds Theatre, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Drama, ages 13 to 16 and 17 to 21, in the classroom, 10:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, January 26 Dance, ages 8 to 14 and 15 to 21 in the Foulds Theatre, 9:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Contemporary Voice and/or Musical Theatre, ages eight to 12, in the classroom, 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Participants will perform before panels of professional adjudicators; over 50 judges will be in attendance this 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. Based on the results of the four days of auditions, 22 finalists will be chosen to perform individually at the Young Artists Awards 11th annual gala at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre on March 10. All finalists and 11 runnersup will also perform in a group-coached number. The organizations newest award, Audience Choice, will be voted on by audience members in attendance that evening. A total of $20,000 in cash scholarships and other prizes will be awarded. 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 collaborates with others to provide additional information to student participants in the performing arts. The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard. For more information, go to www. youngartistsawards.org, email info@youngartistsawards.org, or call 574-9321. Peyton Davis at the 2013 Auditions Gulf Coast Writers MeetingOn Saturday, January 18, the Gulf Coast Writers Association will meet at Zion Lutheran Church from 10 a.m. to noon. The speaker is Mark Wayne Adams on the topic, Is a Picture Worth a Thousand Words? He will cover the importance of cover art, how to work with an illustrator (including costs), rights needed for reproduction and an overview of services provided by professional illustrators. Born in Dawson Springs, Kentucky, Adams graduated college with a BFA in drawing from Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky. He then moved to Central Florida and has called Florida home for over 20 years. His work experience includes Walt Disney World Company, SeaWorld Orlando, art director for GSI Architectural Sign Company, and store manager for Sprint Print, Inc. Adams is now CEO of Mark Wayne Adams, Inc. and serves as VP of communication for the Florida Authors and Publishers Association. He has illustrated over 30 childrens books in six years, winning numerous childrens book awards. An unexpected reward in his publishing journey has been public speaking. Admission for members and first time visitors is free; guests, $5. Zion Lutheran Church is at 7401 Winkler Road, Fort Myers. Visit Gulf Coast Writers Association at www.gulfwriters.org for mosre information. Mark Wayne Adams Call 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


THE RIVER JANUARY 10, 201416 Photo And Video Contest At The Slough PreserveThe Friends of the Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve 5th annual photo contest is under way. The deadline for submissions is January 31 at 3 p.m. Photos may have been taken at any time at the slough. Entry fee is $10 per photographer. Each photographer may submit up to three photographs. Photography categories are plants, animals, open, altered, and youth under 17. A new category for a three-minute video has been added this year, called Your View of the Slough. The contest is open to amateur photographers only. First prize in each category is a Lee County parking sticker for parking for one year at Lee County parks and boat ramps. (Check locations at www.leeparks. org ). Second and third place winners will receive a certificate for the Friends Corner Store at the Interpretive Center. Rules and entry information are available at the Interpretive Center at the slough and online at www.sloughpreserve.org. Awards will be presented the Interpretive Center at 10:30 a.m. February 22. Winning photos and videos will be displayed at the Interpretive Center and will be used for publicity and/ or merchandise in the Friends Corner store. Entries can be dropped off at the Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve Interpretive Center, 7791 Penzance Boulevard in Fort Myers. For more information, call 533-7557 or visit www. sloughpreserve.org. Birding At Bunche Beach OfferedBunche Beach is excellent for both migrant and resident waders and shorebirds working the mudflats at low tide due to the diversity of microinvertebrates. Also waterfowl, raptors, and warblers. Birding at Bunche Beach will be offered on Saturday, January 11 from 8 to 10 a.m. Participants should meet on the beach, located in South Fort Myers, off Summerlin 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 approx. 2 hrs). Restrooms are available in the building at the first parking lot. Participants should bring binoculars, sun protection, shoes that can get wet, a bottle of drinking water as well as their curiosity and love of nature. For more information, call 707-3015 or visit www.birdpatrol.org. Piping plover photo by Meg Rousher lic no. MV 81675239-267-2556Service that Speaks for Itself Ich spreche Deutsch OPEN MON-FRI 9AM 5:30PMSAT & SUN: BY APPT.Water Supply Is Adequate For This Time Of Yearsubmitted by Gabe Margasak, South Florida Water Management DistrictNearly a months worth of rain fell during three days in some areas of Miami while much of Central and South Florida experienced belowaverage precipitation in December, South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) meteorologists have reported. When it comes to the regional water supply, we are still being sustained by accumulated above-average wet season rainfall and a few recent rainfall events, said Susan Sylvester, chief of the Water Control Operations Bureau. It is too early to predict how rainfall in the remainder of the dry season will impact the system. District-wide, only 0.74 inches of rain fell in November, representing 39 percent of average, or 1.15 inches below average for the month. Miami-Dade County received 3.62 inches of rain, representing 190 percent of average, or 1.71 inches above average. Warm temperatures, close proximity to the gulf stream and stalled fronts combined to cause above average rainfall in portions of Miami both in November and December. The Kissimmee region, the east Caloosahatchee and the southwest coast were the driest portions of the 16-county district, with all areas from Orlando to Naples recording more than 1.21 inches or more below-average rainfall. Coastal areas of Martin, St. Lucie, Palm Beach and Broward counties also saw below average rainfall. Lake Okeechobee stood at 14.16 NGVD on January 2, 0.58 inches below its historic average for this date. The lake received 0.37 inches of direct rainfall in December, representing 23 percent of average, or 1.23 inches below average. December stats from the National Weather Service: West Palm Beach: Tied for the warmest December on record since 1931, at 74.4F Fort Lauderdale: 3rd warmest on record since 2006, at 74.2F Miami: 2nd warmest on record since 1931, at 75.3F Naples: 3rd warmest on record since 1948, at 72.4F For the calendar year 2013, the average temperatures at these sites rank in the top 10 warmest for each location. Highlights of the 2013-14 South Florida dry season forecast from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrations Climate Prediction Center include: Below-normal precipitation A possibility of near to slightly above-normal temperatures For reference, South Florida precipitation in an average dry season is 12 to 15 inches in the interior/west; 15 to 21 inches in the east. During South Floridas Dry Season from November through May: About 18 inches of rainfall is the average; May and October are important transition months; March, April and May are the driest months because evaporation is highest. The South Florida Water Management District is a regional, governmental agency that oversees the water resources in the southern half of the state 16 counties from Orlando to the Keys. It is the oldest and largest of the states five water management districts. The agency mission is to manage and protect water resources of the region by balancing and improving water quality, flood control, natural systems and water supply. A key initiative is cleanup and restoration of the Everglades. Miami Sees December Deluge; Rest of South Florida Dries Out


17 THE RIVER JANUARY 10, 2014 A Platter Of Comedies Is Servedby Di SaggauTheatre Conspiracy is showing three one-act comedies in Relatively Speaking, featuring works by Ethan Coen, Elaine May and Woody Allen, in that order. The opening night crowd found plenty to laugh at as actors portrayed the infinitely inventive ways family members can do us wrong. The first is Talking Cure, where Larry (Todd Fleck), a post office worker, resists attempts by the doctor (Ken Johnson) to talk about the violent act that has landed him in an institution. He says, I guess Im hoping, could this be one of those things where it turns out Im the doctor and youre the mental patient? The play concludes with a flash back of Jerrys parents (Johnny Maloney and Stella Ruiz) engaging in antagonistic dialogue that suggests their son would lead a doomed life from the beginning. George Is Dead is a study of narcissism at its peak. Doreen (Beth Yazvac) is a pampered princess who stumbled into her friend Carlas (Rosalyn Thomson) New York apartment announcing that her husband has just been killed in an avalanche. Doreen is demanding and childish and cannot face the fact that she needs to make funeral arrangements. Honeymoon Motel is by far the funniest. There are so many choice one-liners, its as if Allen was saving them for years to throw into this cast of 10 wacky characters. The young bride (Stella Ruiz) and her grooms step-father (Scott Thomson) are the first to enter the tacky love-nest motel room. I wont give away the plays twisted premise, as it provides one of the biggest laughs. One by one, husbands and wives, friends and even an inebriated rabbi enter the fray as acidic remarks and irrational behavior abound. Then the pizza delivery guy arrives bearing a pie thats half sausage and half pepperoni, along with a few morsels of wisdom. You end up realizing hes the smartest one of the bunch. Relatively Speaking delivers an evening of laugh-out-loud fun. It runs through January 25 at Theatre Conspiracy, Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers. For tickets, call 936-3239. A scene from Relatively SpeakingNervous Nellies is a casual, family-fun restaurant that boasts a large selection of appetizers, fresh seafood, over-stuffed sandwiches and entres. Dine in airconditioned comfort or outside on Nellies expansive waterfront patio. Happy hour all day. Grab a bite to eat or drink and 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. NERVOUS NELLIES CRAZY WATERFRONT EATERYFrom page 9Fort Myers FareConcert Series Features Tim Zimmerman & The Kings BrassTim Zimmerman & The Kings Brass will perform at The Village Church at Shell Point on Sunday, January 12 at 6:15 p.m. as part of the 2013-2014 Season of Praise Concert Series. Presenting hymn classics with a contemporary flair, The Kings Brass features three trumpets, three trombones, a tuba, percussion and keyboards. This series of inspirational performances, sacred music and gospel songs brings the finest music and musicians into the heart of our church and community where it may be enjoyed by all, said Minister of Worship and Music Randy Woods. As we continue to celebrate Gods goodness and rejoice in his kindness, The Village Church is privileged to share great inspirational music in its worship services and concert series. Tickets are now on sale at $10 each. To purchase tickets online, go to www.shellpoint.org/seasonofpraise. For more information about the concert series, call 4542147. The Village Church at Shell Point is a ministry of The Christian and Missionary Alliance and serves a congregation of more than 600. The Village Church is located near the entrance to the Island at Shell Point and seats 1,000 people. Shell Point Retirement Community is just off Summerlin Road, two miles before the Sanibel causeway. The Kings Brass To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


THE RIVER JANUARY 10, 201418 Romantic Musical At Broadway Palmby Di SaggauSouth Pacific is a timeless classic musical featuring some of the most romantic songs of all time. Its playing now at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. No matter how many times you see this show, it touches your heart with its tale of love and loss on a tropical naval base during World War II. The show opens on the terrace of Emile de Becques lush plantation home, where his two young children scamper about while singing the sweet French ditty Dites-Moi. They run off before meeting Ensign Nellie Forbush (Paige Mattox) who enters with Emile (Brian Bowman). Its obvious that love is starting to bloom between the nurse from Little Rock and the wealthy, sophisticated planter. We hear some great songs right from the start, including A Cockeyed Optimist and the ever popular Some Enchanted Evening. Both leads have voices that lend themselves beautifully to the musical score. Bowmans This Nearly Was Mine is another highlight. Mattox has a gift for showing her emotions and letting the audience feel her joy, her pain and her conflicts. On a different part of the island, we meet Bloody Mary (Debra T. Evans) and she is a hoot. Talk about perfect casting. Her voice soars with every song she sings, especially Bali Hai. Be sure to notice her kinky boots. Then there are the Seabees including head troublemaker Luther Billis (Sean Riley.) He has fun with his role and thats a good thing for the audience as he leads the group in There is Nothing Like a Dame and lends his comic touch to Honey Bun. There is also a young couple that falls in love, Lieutenant Joseph Cable (Nick Lerew) and a young Tonkinese woman, Liat (Sena Lee.) Lerew is in good voice for his two solos, Younger Than Springtime and Youve Got to be Carefully Taught. The latter song is the one that rings so true for 1942 and even today. Prejudices that are formed early threaten to destroy their happiness. The supporting cast and the leads provide a terrific evening of entertainment with songs that will be around for years to come and a story that we can all relate to in one way or another. South Pacific is a Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein musical that premiered in 1949, becoming an immediate hit, winning 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Libretto. Youre gonna love this show. It runs through February 15 at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. For tickets, visit www.BroadwayPalm.com, stop by the box office or call 278-4422. Paige Mattox in the Honey Bun scene Im Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair scene Gulfshore Playhouse Producing First World PremiereGulfshore Playhouse is producing its first world premiere with The God Game by Suzanne Bradbeer, playing January 17 through February 9 with a $25 preview performance on January 16. The God Game is being produced in association with Capital Repertory Theatre in Albany, New York, who will present the production in May. The God Game focuses on Tom, a Virginia senator and a rising star in the Republican Party. Hes asked to join the ticket as the vice-presidential candidate. The only catch; he needs to sound more Christian on the campaign trail. Will he sacrifice his firmly held belief that faith and religion are private matters or give up an opportunity to govern the most influential country in the world? Privacy, politics and public personas take center stage in this drama by a new American playwright. I am thrilled to be producing the premiere of this important, thought-provoking and moving piece by Suzanne Bradbeer, in association with the Capital Repertory Theatre. I consider it our responsibility as professional theater-makers to produce new works, foster playwrights growth, and contribute to the canon of American theater, sai Kristen Coury, founder and producing artistic director of Gulfshore Playhouse, who will direct both productions. The God Game was the runaway hit of the Capital Rep/Proctors Next Act New Play Summit and one of four winners of the Ashland New Plays Festival in 2012. Bradbeers other plays include: Full Bloom, which was short-listed for the Humana Festival and nominated for the Osborn New Play Award from the American Theatre Critics Association; Shakespeare in Vegas, which was co-produced by Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey and Dreamcatcher Rep in spring 2013. Bradbeer is a two-time finalist for the Heideman Award for the National Ten-Minute Play Contest and has served as a playwriting mentor in Barrington Stages Youth at Risk program. Actor Laurence Lau will play the role of Tom. Yvonne Perry will play Lisa, Toms wife, and Jeff Binder will play the role of Matt. Gulfshore Playhouse will hold its 4th annual Bubbles, Baubles, and Broadway gala fundraiser, celebrating its 10th anniversary and honoring long time board chairman Bob Harden, on February 27 at the Naples Beach Hotel. The gala will feature Broadway and opera singer Leah Edwards, who starred in Gulfshore Playhouses production of Master Class last season, and a silent auction with jewelry provided by Tiara Fine Jewelers. Tickets are $300 per person, $500 per couple or $2,000 per table. Tickets start at $33. Half-price tickets are available for all matinee performances one-half-hour before the show. Tickets can be purchased by calling the box office at 1-866-811-4111 or visiting our website at www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org. All shows in the 2013-2014 season are presented at the Norris Center, 755 8th Avenue South in Naples. Jeffrey Binder, Laurence Lau and Yvonne Perry in Gulfshore Playhouses production of The God Game


19 THE RIVER JANUARY 10, 2014 Symphony Presents Music Of The Rat PackThe Southwest Florida Symphony will present a musical walk through the era of martinis, tuxedos and the American Standard with The Music of the Rat Pack, featuring guest vocal group The Copa Boys and international jazz conductor Michael Berkowitz. Performances take place on Friday, January 17 and Saturday, January 18 at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at 8 p.m. The concert features laughs, camaraderie and beloved tunes such as Thats Life, That Old Black Magic and Luck Be A Lady. The Copa Boys is a three-part harmony vocal group comprised of jazz vocalists Jimmy Cargill, Tony Apicaella and Sonny Black. Together, they embody the humor and musical styling of the original Rat Pack: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop. Michael Berkowitz brings his professional experience and personal charisma to concert stages in what reviewers call a model of high quality conducting technique. Johnny Green, the great composer-conductor, called Berkowitz a drummer conductor extraordinaire. He has performed as a drummer for Henry Mancini, Liza Minnelli, Michael Crawford, Billy Joel, Sting, Elton John and Bette Midler; conducted for Marvin Hamlisch, Roberta Flack, Maureen McGovern, Michael Feinstein, and Sarah Brightman; led numerous orchestras including the Boston Pops, The London Symphony, The Cincinnati Pops, The Pittsburgh Symphony, The North Carolina Symphony, The Atlanta Symphony, The National Symphony; and is featured on recordings with Steve Lawrence, Placido Domingo, Linda Eder and countless original cast albums, movies, jingles and television performances. The Southwest Florida Symphony enters its 53rd season this year, having made its debut as a community orchestra on April 15, 1961. It has since grown to become Lee Countys only professional symphony orchestra, filling Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, its primary concert venue, with full time residents of our community, seasonal residents and tourists. 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. Tickets cost $20, $27, $38, $44, $62 and $82 and may be purchased at the Symphony Box Office, by calling 418-1500, online at www.swflso.org or at the door. Subscriptions to the Southwest Florida Symphonys Pops Series may still be purchased as well at $49, $66, $92, $102, $108, $150 or $198. The Copa Boys Jazz conductor Michael Berkowitz From page 1Yoko Ono Exhibitwhy all the negativity that has been hurled at her since her liaison with Lennon has failed to derail either her creativity or message. But Ono does not operate exclusively in the realm of the individual. The magic of Yoko Ono: Imagine Peace is that it works on the collective zeitgeist first of the audience, then of the surrounding community, and ultimately the entire world. Say imagine peace enough and you will. Write your individual wish for peace on a tag and affix it to Onos Wish Tree, and youve converted thoughts to action. Hear that your wish has joined more than a million others at the Imagine Peace Tower in Iceland, and you will come to believe that peace is not just possible, but inevitable when enough energized people share that dream. But peace can mean more than just the end of war, said Dellinger. It can mean personal balance and well-being, harmony within your family or the end to gun violence. Ono alludes to this more expansive interpretation in a cut from her current album, Take Me To The Land of Hell. We, the expendable people of the United States, ask for the violence to disappear... she implores in Cheshire Cat Cry. Stop the violence. Stop all the wars. Who needs violence? Who needs war? Who needs it? She feels this refrain so deeply that she published the lyrics in a full page ad in The New York Times last September. But make no mistake. Ono is not prone to wishful thinking. The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory, quotes Concannon from Onos favorite passage in a 2004 Howard Zinn article. And since you become what you think about, theres everything to be gained by controlling your thoughts and attracting the future you want and deserve. If those who attend the Bob Rauschenberg exhibit leave with that sense, with the conviction that they can change their lives and even our culture through the power of their imagination and a cognizance that we are all part of a universal scheme, then Concannon, co-curator John Noga and Dellinger will have done their job, and Yoko herself will be thrilled. A dream you dream alone is only a dream, Ono declared in her 1972 single, Now Or Never, but a dream we dream together is reality. Thats as true today as it was then. You can share that dream and become part of a new gallery happening on January 24 when Yoko Ono: Imagine Peace opens at the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery on the Lee campus of Edison State College. For more information, call 489-9313. ENGEL & VLKERSIsabella Rasi 239-246-4716 Enjoy unobstructed sunsets fom this Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER JANUARY 10, 201420 League Of Denial Sheds Light On Concussion Issue Plaguing Footballby Ed FrankIn the midst of the frenetic National Football League playoffs leading to Super Bowl XVIII on February 2, is there any doubt that professional football is the most successful and captivating sport in America? Yet mounting questions arise as to the brutality of the sport and the denial of the NFL that crushing injuries have resulted in brain damage, memory loss and even suicides by former players. In addition, there are statistics that reveal an increasing number of parents are keeping their children off the football fields and pushing them into other sports such as soccer. A recent ESPN report stated that the popular Pop Warner youth football program has seen a 10 percent decline in participation that is attributed to the concern over concussions. This controversial issue was detailed in an in-depth investigation by two veteran reporters in their new book entitled League of Denial the NFL, Concussions and the Battle for Truth. Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru, both ESPN investigative reporters, said the purpose of the book is not to destroy professional football but rather to shed light on the denial of the NFL that head injuries have led to brain damage. This is despite the fact that the NFL recently paid $765 million to settle a lawsuit brought by nearly 6,000 former players and their families. It is interesting that these two prizewinning writers wrote this best-selling book while employed by ESPN which is one of the major networks that broadcast NFL football. Not once did ESPN attempt to put a clamp on their investigation and, in fact, the network ran stories on their research before the book was published. For more than two decades the NFL has denied the link between concussions and brain injuries despite the mountain of evidence to the contrary, the book states. In fact, the NFL attempted to stifle reports on the concussion issue. In fairness, the NFL has taken aggressive steps to curtail helmet-to-helmet collisions by increasing on-field penalties and off-field fines. In addition any player showing signs of a concussion must clear a medical exam before allowed to return to action. This is an issue that wont go away. And this new book tells why. Its a book that should be read by football fans, parents and coaches. Twins Prospect Rosario Hit With Major Drug Suspension The Minnesota Twins No. 5-ranked prospect, Eddie Rosario, who hit .302 last season over 122 games combined with the Fort Myers Miracle and Double-A New Britain, has been suspended for 50 games without pay for a second violation of baseballs Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. The 22-year-old Rosario, a native of Puerto Rico, was a fourth round selection by the Twins in the 2010 Major League Draft. He was originally drafted as an outfielder but has been converted to a second baseman. In 52 games played here last season for Fort Myers before being promoted to New Britain, Rosario hit .329 with 35 RBIs. Everblades Home This Weekend Against First-Place South Carolina The Florida Everblades are home this weekend at Germain Arena with the opportunity to close the gap with first-place South Carolina. The Everblades began the week with a 20-10-1-1 season record, nine points behind South Carolina in the ECHL South Division. Florida faces the Stingrays at 7:30 p.m. tonight, Friday, and 7 p.m. Saturday. The local hockey team also is home next weekend against Orlando. Morgan,11, Bakes To Raise Funds For AnimalsEleven-year old Morgan Spivey spent her New Years Eve baking homemade sweets as a fundraising endeavor and raised $271. Parents Tricia and Randall Spivey Jr. matched what Morgan had raised for a total of $542 donated to Lee County Domestic Animal Services. The donation will help provide veterinary care for sick and injured animals. Lee County Domestic Animal Services wishes to thank the Spivey family for their generosity in helping us to save more lives, Director Donna Ward said. For more information about the Lee County Animal Care Trust Fund or to donate, log onto www.leelostpets.com. Lee County Domestic Animal Services Office Manager Brandon Scribner accepts a donation from Morgan Spivey School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My daughter, who is eight years old, has been home-schooled and is now going to public school for the first time this January. I want to be a good parent, help my child, and be active at her school. What kinds of things can I do that will be helpful? Justine L, Fort Myers, Florida Justine, Parent involvement with both your child and the school is one of the most important things you can do to help your child be successful. Sometimes it is difficult to make that connection with the school given a busy work schedule or if your own school experience was not a good one, however, this is an extremely important relationship that is worth developing. According to research reported by the National Association of School Psychologists, when families are involved in education, there are very positive benefits for students, teachers and families. Students display better attitudes toward school and learning, higher achievement and test scores, improved behavior, increased homework completion, greater participation in academic activities and improved school attendance. At home, parents can make sure that they: Monitor homework completion talk with your children about their assignments, understand what they are studying and review their progress Participate in leisure reading with your children at all ages its fun to read the same books as your children and then discuss them Communicate often with your children about academic and behavioral expectations, give them constructive praise and support Here are a few ways for parents to be active at school: Participate at school as volunteers and committee members Participate in school functions, athletics and other extracurricular activities Regular communication with the teacher(s) about your childs progress Participation in adult educational opportunities offered by the school Active involvement in school decisions as presented by the school or board of education Many teachers have special activities designed for parent volunteers. Make sure to ask your childs teachers what would be helpful. Very often the schools parent association will have projects and committees where you can volunteer. While it may be easier to join a parent group or volunteer when your child is in elementary school, it is equally important to stay involved while your child is in high school. Volunteering with other parents during the high school years can help parents stay connected to each other in an informal parent network, which is always helpful. These are just a few suggestions on how to become and stay involved in your childs educational journey. There are many more ways to be involved; the key factor is that you are involved. 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. Tour De CapeLee Memorial Health System is cosponsoring the addition of a Kids & Family Mini Tour to the City of Cape Corals 2014 Tour De Cape annual ride at Cape Harbour. The event is part of a family fun-filled weekend that offers the opportunity to educate cyclists about safety. Were excited to include children in this years Tour De Cape. Its a great way for us to educate families about safety since children account for about 60 percent of all cycling-related injuries treated at hospital emergency departments, explained Sally Kruescher. Its such a wonderful event, and we want everyone to be safe and have a great time. According to the CDC, while only one percent of all trips taken in the U.S. are by bicycle, bicyclists face a higher risk of crash-related injury and deaths than occupants of motor vehicles do. All cyclists, even adults, can protect themselves by wearing a properly fitted helmet when they ride. The Mini Tour route is a three mile safe, flat, kid-friendly course that tours Cape Harbour, located at 5710 Chiquita Blvd. Young riders must be 7 to 13 years old, off training wheels and accompanied by a parent. Children must also wear helmets to participate. Lee Memorial Health System will provide safety helmets to as many as 50 lucky young riders at the event, complete with helmet fittings, as well as safety presentations and a video for all participants during lunch. Registration for Tour De Cape is currently open. Onsite pre-registration begins on Friday, January 17 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Cape Harbour. On Saturday, January 18, onsite registration runs from 6:30 to 7:45 a.m. Then, a 5K walk/run starts the Tour De Cape at 8 a.m. The Kids & Family Mini Tour will also take place on Saturday. The cost is $5 per rider. It includes a three-mile route, a hot dog lunch and a T-shirt. Registration starts at 9 a.m., and the Mini Tour begins at 10 a.m. Adult bicycle rides begin on Sunday. The 60and 100-mile courses begin at 8 a.m., and the 15and 30-mile courses begin at 8:30 a.m. A post-event celebration with live music will be held on Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. at Cape Harbour. For more information, call 573-3123 or visit www.tourdecape.net.


21 THE RIVER JANUARY 10, 2014 Florida Residencyand Estate PlanningWORKSHOP e e e n n n t t t e e e d d d b b b b y y y : : : Complimentary Written Trust Analysis:Bring your current documents to the workshop one-half hour earlyThursday, February 6, 20142:00 p.m.Sanibel Community House 2173 Periwinkle Way Sanibel 33957Wednesday, February 5, 20142:00 p.m.Temple Beth El 16225 Winkler Rd. Fort Myers 33908 9100 College Pointe Ct., Fort Myers, FL 33919 www.sbshlaw.com Reservations: 239-425-9379 If If y ou ou r r wi wi ll ll a a nd nd t t ru ru st st f f ro ro m m up up N N or or th th a a r re sti ll v v al al id id Wh at t y ou ou n n ee ee d d to to k now b ab ou u t t Fl Fl or r id id a ho ho me me st st e ea d la ws If you can save taxes by by d d ec la la ri ri ng ng F F lo lo ri r da residen cy Why your Durable Power of Attorney needs updating W h y you nee d to up d ate your l ega l d ocuments to F l ori d a l aw How to avoi d pro b at e How to k eep your l e g a l d ocuments up-tod ate You will learn: Mi Mi Mi Mi ch ch ch ch ae ae ae ae l l l l B B B. B. H H H il l l il l Cr Cr Cr Cr ai g R. R R R H H H H er e sc h Wi W ll P o w e r Co Co Co Co o lu lu lu lu mn mn m m ist Fl Fl F or or id id a a Ba Ba r r Bo Bo ar ar d d Ce Ce C rt rt i i e d | Wi W ll ll s, s, T T T ru ru s st s & Es s ta ta te te s s At At A to to rn rn ey ey s P P P r r r e e e s s s e e e Receive a FREE Florida Estate Planning Guide Bush Foundation Student Writing Contest OpenThe Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy announced that the Florida Celebration of Reading Writing Contest is open to thirdthrough fifth-grade students in Southwest Florida, including Lee, Collier, Charlotte and Hendry counties. The Celebration of Reading on Friday, February 14 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa helps raise funds for the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, which teaches parents and children to learn to read together through innovative family literacy programs. Childrens author Mary Pope Osborne is one of four best-selling guest authors at the event. This years student writing contest is based on her award-winning Magic Tree House series. The books are filled with tales from Jack and Annies adventures, the main characters in Osbornes series. The children discover a tree house with books that take them on numerous adventures. Were excited that Mary Pope Osborne will help us kick off our 14th Florida Celebration of Reading, said Liza McFadden, president of the Barbara Bush Foundation. Since our event falls on February 14, wed love to have our young authors write a magical first page of a book or a poem centered on a Valentines Day Jack and Annie adventure. The Florida Department of Educations Just Read, Florida! office will assist in reading and judging entries. Contest winners, accompanied by their parents, will be recognized at a VIP breakfast on February 14, sponsored by Public Risk Insurance Agency. The students will be Osbornes guests at the Celebration of Reading student breakfast and have the opportunity to visit with the author and share their winning submissions. Writing contest entries are limited to a maximum of 500 words. Deadline is Sunday, January 26 at 5 p.m. Entries can be submitted electronically to contest@barbarabush.org or mailed to the Barbara Bush Foundation, attention COR 2014 Writing Contest, 516 North Adams St. Tallahassee, FL 32301, postmarked no later than January 26. Illustrations are welcome but not mandatory. Contest guidelines will be posted on the Barbara Bush Foundations website events page at www.barbarabush.org. Twelve winning entries will be selected based upon imagination, creativity and quality of writing. Winners will be announced in schools and on the foundations website at www.BarbaraBush.org. For more information, call the Barbara Bush Foundation at 850-562-5300. Mary Pope Osborne, childrens author Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Library ProgramsThe Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library is offering the following free program for families in January: Family Storytime 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, January 15, 22 and 29 This program is for the whole family and lasts about 30 minutes. The Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library is located at 3095 Blount Street in Fort Myers. For more information about a program or to register, call the library at 533-4150. A sign language interpreter is available with five business days notice to library staff. Check the Lee County Library Systems website at www.leelibrary. net to find out about programs at other locations. Call the host library, or Telephone Reference at 479-INFO (4636), for more information about a specific program. Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER JANUARY 10, 201422 Top 10 Real Estate SalesCourtesy of Royal Shell Real Estate Development City Year BuiltSquare FootageListing Price Selling PriceDays On Market Palm Gardens Fort Myers 1954 3,130 $1,495,000 $1,350,000 238 Sanibel Estates Sanibel 2006 3,590 $1,150,000 $1,100,000 154 Idlewilde Bonita Springs 2004 3,050 $699,900 $712,000 10 Matanzas Pointe Fort Myers Beach1999 2,481 $544,876 $510,000 204 Cape Coral Cape Coral 2005 3,026 $575,000 $500,000 104 Town & River Fort Myers 1969 2,476 $489,000 $444,000 6 Cape Coral Cape Coral 1999 2,463 $450,000 $425,000 374 Cape Coral Cape Coral 2000 3,329 $435,000 $425,000 146 Cape Coral Cape Coral 2013 2,307 $438,000 $419,900 150 Cape Coral Cape Coral 2006 2,762 $429,000 $415,000 4 Financial FocusAre You Prepared For The Unexpected?by Jennifer BaseyWhen youre working to achieve your financial objectives, you will encounter obstacles. Some of these can be anticipated for example, you wont be able to invest as much as you want for retirement because you have to pay for your mortgage. Other challenges cant be easily anticipated, but you can still plan for them and you should. Obviously, the word unexpected, by definition, implies an unlimited number of possibilities. However, at different stages of your life, you may want to watch for some expected unexpected developments. For example, during your working years, be prepared for the following: Emergency expenses If you needed a major car or home repair, could you handle it? What about a temporary job loss? These events are costly, especially if you are forced to dip into your long-term investments to pay for them. To help guard against these threats, try to build an emergency fund containing six to 12 months worth of living expenses, held in a liquid, low-risk account. Investment risk and market volatility Extreme price swings are unpredictable, and they can affect your investment success. To defend yourself against wild gyrations in the market, build a diversified portfolio containing quality investments. While diversification, by itself, cant protect against loss or guarantee profits, it can help reduce the effect of volatility on your portfolio. And heres one more thing you can do to cope with the ups and downs of investing: maintain a longterm perspective. By doing so, you wont be tempted to overreact to short-term downturns. Long-term disability One-third of all people between the ages of 30 and 64 will become disabled at some point, according to the Health Insurance Association of America. Disabilities can be economically devastating. As part of your benefits package, your employer may offer some disability insurance, but you may need to supplement it with private coverage. Premature death None of us can really predict our longevity. If something happens to you, would your family be able to stay in your home? Could your children still attend college? To protect these goals, you need adequate life insurance. As you approach retirement, and during your retirement years, you may want to focus on these challenges: Living longer than expected You probably dont think that living longer than expected is necessarily a bad thing. However, a longer-than-anticipated life span also carries with it the risk of outliving your money. Consequently, you may want to consider investment solutions that can provide you with an income stream that you cant outlive. Also, youll need to be careful about how much you withdraw each year from your various retirement and investment accounts. Need for long-term care If you had to stay a few years in a nursing home, the cost could mount to hundreds of thousands of dollars. These expenses could jeopardize your financial security, so youll need to protect yourself. You could self-insure, but as that would be extremely costly, you may want to transfer the risk to an insurance company. A financial professional can help explain your choices. None of us can foresee all the events in our lives. But in your role as an investor, you can at least take positive steps to prepare for the unexpected and those steps should lead you in the right direction as you move toward your important goals. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jennifer.basey@edwardjones.com. Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) services will be available in the area beginning on January 27. VITA is a free tax filing service available to individuals and families making $57,000 or less. A partnership among United Way 211, the IRS, and United Way makes the free service available at United Way Neighborhood Houses and other locations in Lee, Hendry, Charlotte, and Collier counties. Volunteers at United Way Houses and other locations have prepared thousands of tax returns for area residents in the last five years. Volunteer tax preparers come from many walks of life and include college students, retired accountants and others who all receive training and certification from the IRS. Their service to the community helps people of low to middle income file their taxes free and with the speedy e-file returns. We are beginning our sixth year of VITA service, said Amy Singer, United Way Community Programs manager. Taxes are e-filed and refunds arrive quickly. Participants frequently receive refunds over $2,000 which may prevent the foreclosure of someones home, or provide groceries for a family in need for several months. People using VITA dont have to pay high fees to get their taxes prepared, making sure more of their hard earned money comes back to their own pockets. VITA volunteer Mary Meador said of her experience preparing returns, Providing this service has been one of the most rewarding experiences for me the smiles, the tears of joy, to hear their stories and get to know them individually they are not a number or a paycheck to me, they are a person or a family that has a life, a need, and a heart. We look forward to seeing each other every year. Appointments are required. People in Lee and Hendry counties should dial 2-1-1 to make an appointment through United Way 211. United Way 211 can also be reached in Lee County by calling 433-3900, and in Hendry County by calling 800-887-9234. Appointments can be made for people living in Charlotte County (Port Charlotte) by dialing 941-255-3884. Appointments for people living in Collier County (Immokalee) can be made by calling 239657-6242. Currently, there are 12 VITA locations in Lee, Hendry, Charlotte, and Collier counties to make it easy for residents to find a nearby location. More locations may be added in the near future. The United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee is coordinating the VITA program in this region. Pet Microchip ClinicsLee County Domestic Animal Services will host a series of clinics to encourage microchipping of pets to help increase the return of stray animals to their owners and to protect owners if their pet is lost or stolen. Microchip Clinics will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. the first Friday of the month with the exception of July. Dates are February 7, March 7, April 4, May 2, June 6, August 1, September 5, October 3, November 7 and December 5. The cost is $15 per pet; no appointment is necessary. Lee County pet-licensing fees are reduced if a pet is sterilized and microchipped. Visit www.leelostpets.com to view pets for adoption or for more information. If a stray animal is found in the field by our animal control officer, it can be returned immediately to its rightful owner from the field. The pet never has to enter our facility if microchipped, said Animal Services Director Donna Ward. To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


23 THE RIVER JANUARY 10, 2014 deaRPharmacistIs Your Daughter At Risk for Cervical Cancer?by Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: My daughter has cervical dysplasia, and Im wondering if the HPV vaccine will protect her from getting cancer. Will it? How can a young woman protect against this cancer? JD, Silver Springs, Florida No, its never been proven to prevent cancer. The HPV vaccine Gardasil protects against two strains of HPV, human papilloma virus, but there are approximately 40 strains that can be sexually transmitted. I couldnt possibly know what your daughter has been infected with, and for that matter, if she has been infected at all. You dont have to have HPV to have dysplasia, that is a big surprise to most people. The commercials for vaccines have convinced almost everyone that cervical dysplasia is caused by a virus, the HPV virus, but other situations can cause it to. I didnt vaccinate my daughter when she was of age, but the topic if vaccination is personal. Some women dont get any side-effects while others react profoundly with life-threatening reactions. From the Gardasil website, The side-effects include pain, swelling, itching, bruising and redness at the injection site, headache, fever, nausea, dizziness, vomiting and fainting. Fainting can happen after getting Gardasil. Sometimes people who faint can fall and hurt themselves. For this reason, your childs health care professional may ask them to sit or lie down for 15 minutes after they get Gardasil. Some people who faint might shake or become stiff. Cervical dysplasia means there is extra cell growth in the cervical tissue; it doesnt necessarily progress to cancer. In fact, most of the time it does not. The risk factors that could cause it to progress to cancer faster include having multiple sexual partners, long-term use of oral contraceptive (more than five years), drinking alcohol, smoking, eating poorly, having unprotected sex, and low immunity. One other factor is huge, but rarely discussed, and that includes a methylation defect, which has to do with B vitamins. You should read that article on folate and methylation posted at my website, Methylation Problem Leads to 100s of Diseases. If you have a methylation problem, your daughter probably does too. Many doctors use the wait and see approach if a woman gets an abnormal pap. I strongly disagree because the virus is present and already causing abnormal cell growth in the cervix. Wait and see what? This is precisely the time to step in and do something to reduce your risk of cancer. You have many treatment options, medications and procedures, even simple things. For example, folate and B12 status can be determined and corrected (Im telling you, read that methylation article!). Stop smoking/ drinking, evaluate vitamin A status because low serum retinol levels are linked to cervical cancer. One study found that broccoli extract indole 3-carbinol could cause regression of cervical dysplasia. Im out of space here, but I have more I want to tell you. Get my free newsletter (dearpharmacist.com) and Ill email a longer version of this in two weeks. 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. Trailways Camp 2014 Volunteer OpportunitiesVolunteer applications for Trailways Camps during 2014 can be completed online at https://trailways. campbrainregistration.com or via a paper application; contact Sharon or Jerry Miller at RV.BG.MillerLegacy@ gmail.com for more details. A background check form must be completed and faxed to Goodwill at 6521655. The form can be downloaded at http://goodwillswfl.org/trailwayscamp. Forms can also be obtained by contacting Sharon Miller. Camp Sessions Riverside Retreat Center February 17 to 20: Sign up now April 7 to 10: Sign up begins March 1 October 6 to 10: Sign up begins September 1 I Am Special Camper Reunion & Birthday Party at The Community House on Sanibel: Saturday, May 10 from noon to 5 p.m. For more information and volunteer sign up forms, contact Sharon Miller at RV.BG.MillerLegacy@gmail.com. A Class For Family CaregiversPowerful Tools for Caregivers is an education series designed to help family caregivers reduce stress, improve self-confidence, communicate feelings better, balance their lives, increase their ability to make tough decisions and locate helpful resources. It is made available through a grant from the Florida Department of Elder Affairs in collaboration with Lee Memorial Health System and the CARE Program. Classes will be held on Wednesdays for six weeks, beginning January 8, from 9 a.m. to noon at St. Johns Episcopal Church, 771 Stringfellow Road, St. James City, on Pine Island. If needed, special discounts for companionship care in the home as well as respite care on-site, are available for course participants during the weekly class times. Classes consist of six sessions held once a week. Two experienced class leaders conduct the series. Many are experienced caregivers themselves, who have successfully applied the techniques they teach. Interactive lessons, discussions and brainstorming will help provide the tools you choose and put them into action. Participants will receive The Caregiver Helpbook, developed specifically for the class. A donation of $30 to help defray the cost of the book is suggested, but not required to attend the class. For more information or to register, call 343-9224. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required. 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, My husband and I were both born and educated in the Midwest. After we married we moved to many parts of the country due to his companys transfers. The final move was to North Carolina. Ten years later we retired and stayed. We have always talked about going back to our roots and now is the time to get very serious about making the move. My husband is very eager to go and I am very hesitant. I hate to leave friends, doctors, dentist and a social life to go back to a place we havent even visited for years. Our old friends are no longer there, they have moved or passed on, and I hate to leave this wonderful climate for ice and snow! Do others have these concerns? Verna Dear Verna, Many people fantasize that going back to their roots that they will find life exactly as they left it. It just doesnt work that way. You have matured and changed in ways you dont realize and you may be very disappointed. My suggestion would be to rent a furnished condo or try and stay for a threemonth period in a retirement complex and try to include some winter months in that time. If you still want to make it permanent, move and go for it. Lizzie Dear Verna, Finding a social life and health care in some areas can be very difficult. I agree with everything Mom has said. She has given you perfect advice. I cant add anything more Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. Personal Trainer CourseEdison State College Continuing Education is offering a prep course for individuals who wish to become certified ACE (American Council on Exercise) personal trainers starting January 28. This course, which runs through March 13, is designed to give students the knowledge and understanding necessary to prepare for the certification exam. Students who complete this course can assess an individuals level of fitness using the recommended guidelines of ACE. They can also design and customize exercise programs for individuals based on their current fitness level, future needs and fitness goals. They will also be able to demonstrate proper execution of all types of exercises from free weights to strength machines as well as proper stretching and isometric exercise techniques. This 45-hour course is completed through 30 hours of lecture, nine hours of practical gym training, and six hours of study sessions for the exam. Classes will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m. The information provided in this course will help students learn how to facilitate rapport, adherence, self-efficacy and behavior change in clients, as well as how to design programs that will help improve posture, movement, flexibility, balance, core function, cardio respiratory fitness and muscular endurance and strength. Adult CPR and AED is required prior taking the certification exam. Space is limited and advance registration and payment are required. To register, or to learn more about this course, call 433-6963 or visit www.edison.edu/ce/institutes/2. To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


THE RIVER JANUARY 10, 201424 Community Foundation Supports Human Trafficking Awareness ProjectA collaborative program developed locally was awarded a Southwest Florida Community Foundation Community Impact Grant. Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships (HTAP), as the lead agency, received a grant of $20,000. to expand its Point of Contact, Point of Rescue program to hospitals, medical facilities and libraries in Lee, Hendry-Glades, Charlotte-Desoto counties. Point of Contact, Point of Rescue aims to educate employees and managers of businesses to recognize the signs of trafficking in their clients or patrons and to develop a protocol to know who to call and what to report. Nola Theiss, executive director of HTAP, has seen the level of awareness grow in the area since 2005 when the first Human Trafficking Task Force was formed, initiated by the Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva. Since that time, HTAP has trained over 24,000 individuals and has developed prevention and awareness programs. Alex Olivares of Catholic Charities says, We have seen it all in Southwest Florida. There is no one kind of victim or one kind of trafficker. Over 150 victims of human trafficking have been identified in Southwest Florida over the last five years. They include women and men, children and adults, American citizens and foreign born residents in both sex and labor trafficking and domestic servitude. The oldest victim was a 67-year-old-woman and the youngest was only nine years old. Yaro Garcia of ACT, who carries a caseload of victims all the time, says, If more people were trained to recognize the signs of trafficking, more victims would be rescued. Working together on this program enables the victims to get the services they need. The reporting protocol varies depending on the type of business and is developed in partnership with the busineses. In all cases, ACT, the local domestic violence center hot line is used: 939-3112 usually in conjunction with 911 or an alternate number, depending on the situation and laws. Trainers from ACT, Catholic Charities and HTAP share the training opportunities. Both the Lee Memorial Health System and the Lee County Sheriffs Office partner in this program. In the past, many local cases have been reported through the hospitals and the goal now is to train every employee to increase that number and to raise the level of awareness in other businesses as well. For further information, call 415-2635 or email at info@humantraffickingawareness.org. From left, Anne Douglas of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, Yaro Garcia of ACT, Alex Olivares of Catholic Charities, Nola Theiss of HTAP and Sarah Owens of the Southwest Florida Community FoundationPACE Center To Honor Three Local WomenPACE Center for Girls of Lee County has selected three more women to be honored at the 6th annual Grande Dames Tea. This years honorees are: Barbara Norris Brown of Fort Myers This 82-year-old doesnt know the meaning of retire. As the fulltime development coordinator of Hope Healthcare Services, she works with donors to the non-profit organization to help them accomplish their goals, just as she has done for the past 20 years. As a fifth generation Lee County native, Norris Brown has left her imprint throughout Southwest Florida as president of the Fort Myers Womans Community Club, president of FGCUs Town & Gown, chairman of the Canterbury School Parents Association and as a member of the Edison Pageant of Light and the Fort Myers Centennial Committee. Sarah Sciple of Matlacha Few people have lived a more adventurous life than Sciple, a Lee County native who has jumped out of an airplane 25 times, sailed the Nile River, walked the Great Wall of China and embarked on a zip line adventure in Costa Rica seven years ago when she was 85 years old. Sciple earned her pilots license at age 17 and drop delivered The News-Press by airplane to Sanibel, Captiva, Useppa and Boca Grande before there were bridges to the islands. Her love of flying led her to become chief stewardess for Ozark Airlines, a job that allowed her to travel the globe and live in Germany and Iran. Margaret Sirianni of Fort Myers Sirianni is a former Lee County School Board member and guidance counselor at Fort Myers High School, where her husband, the late Sam Sirianni, was the high school football coach for many years. While on the school board, she supported starting an international baccalaureate program and a center for the arts at Lee County high schools. She also has served as president of FGCUs Town & Gown, trustee of the Edison-Ford Winter Estates and a member of the Womans Community Club and the Edison Pageant of Light. Sirianni now works on the annual golf scramble to raise funds for scholarships in her late husbands name. The Grande Dames Tea honoring these three women will take place Friday, April 4 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Chair of the Grande Dames Tea is Cheryl Komnick, with Deanna Hansen serving as co-chair. Both women are members of the PACE Lee Board of Directors. These three outstanding women come from varied backgrounds and are sure to have some insightful advice for the audience and the PACE girls, said Komnick Our theme of The Wisdom of Age Honoring the Female Spirit is so appropriate because each of these women has much to share from her own lifes journey, Hansen said. Invitations to the Grande Dames Tea will be mailed in mid-February, at which time guests may also register online at www.pacecenter.org/lee. Admission is $50 per person. Table sponsorships are also available. Attendees are encouraged to wear their favorite tea party hat. This is the sixth year of the historic Grande Dames Tea. Previous honorees have included Berne Davis, Eleanore Kleist and the late Barbara B. Mann in 2009; Jeanne Bochette, Helen Hendry and Veronica Shoemaker in 2010; Myra Daniels, Kathleen Nealon and Mimi Straub in 2011; Michel Doherty, Mavis Miller and Anna Boots Tolles in 2012; and Thelma Hodges, Helen ORourke McClary and Ettie Francis Walsh in 2013. The Grande Dames Tea was originated by PACE Center for Girls of Lee County to honor women who have played major roles in Southwest Florida history through decades of service, philanthropy and helping others. The agenda for the tea will include interaction between the PACE girls and the three grande dames, in a question and answer format that Komnick and Hansen said is sure to be thoughtprovoking and poignant. Mei-Mei Chan, News-Press Media Group president and publisher, will once again serve as mistress of ceremonies. For information about the Grande Dames Tea or to become a sponsor, contact PACE Event Coordinator Sally Kee at 470-7548, or visit www.pacecenter. org/lee Barbara Norris Brown Sarah Sciple Margaret Sirianni


DID YOU KNOW My Stars FOR WEEK OF JANUARY 13, 2014ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Romantic aspects are high at this time for single Lambs looking for love. Warm and fuzzy feelings also are at enhanced levels for Rams and Ewes in paired relationships. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) This week favors what Taureans dote on -namely, love and money. Look for more meaningful relationships for both singles and pairs, as well as an improved financial outlook. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) All lingering shreds of that recent bout with boredom are dissipated as you eagerly accept a challenging offer. Your positive mood persuades others to join you in this venture. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You might need validation for a possible solution to a situation involving someone close to you. Consider asking a trusted friend or relative to help you with this problem. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Investigate carefully before agreeing to assist a friend or colleague with a personal problem. There might be hidden factors that could emerge later that will create problems for you. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Your decision to work with an associate rather than go it alone, as you first proposed, brings an unexpected bonus. Be careful not to be judgmental. Allow for free and open discussion. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A loved ones health problem could, once again, make demands on your time and attention. But this time, make some demands of your own, and insist that others pitch in and help. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) This is a good time for the traditionally staid Scorpion to plan adjustments in your day-today schedules. Be more flexible and allow for more impromptu, off-the-cuff actions. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Avoid creating unnecessary fuss over a situation you dont approve of. If its going to work, it will do so despite your objections. If it fails, it will do so without a push from you. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Working with a trusted colleague could open your mind to exploring some considerations you previously dismissed out of hand. The weekend brings news from a loved one. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Resolving a recent problem leaves you in a good position to strengthen your influence on how things get done. But continue to encourage ideas and suggestions from others. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A new friend suggests an interesting opportunity. But check it out before you snap at it. It might be a good deal for some people, but it might not work in helping you reach your goals. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a way of helping people solve their problems, making you a most-respected counselor and trusted friend. On Jan. 17, 1865, Union Gen. William T. Shermans army is delayed in Savannah, Ga., by 10 days of rain as it waits to begin marching into the Carolinas. Just as Sherman and his army had destroyed nearly everything in its path in Georgia, Sherman planned to subject the Carolinas to the same brutal treatment. On Jan. 16, 1919, the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, prohibiting the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors for beverage purposes, is ratified and becomes law. In 1933, the 21st Amendment to the Constitution repealed prohibition. On Jan. 15, 1936, Edsel Ford, son of auto pioneer Henry Ford, forms a philanthropic organization called the Ford Foundation with a donation of $25,000. The foundation was established in part as a legal way for the Ford family to avoid inheritance taxes. On Jan. 14, 1954, Hollywood star Marilyn Monroe marries New York Yankees slugger Joe DiMaggio. The marriage barely got past the honeymoon, and they were divorced 274 days later. In her filing, Monroe accused her husband of mental cruelty. On Jan. 13, 1962, comedian Ernie Kovacs, who hosted his own television shows during the 1950s, dies after crashing his Chevrolet Corvair into a telephone pole in Los Angeles while driving in a rainstorm. The Corvair was later made infamous by Ralph Naders groundbreaking 1965 book, Unsafe at Any Speed. On Jan. 18, 1985, for the first time since joining the World Court in 1946, the United States walks out of a case, this one concerning U.S. paramilitary activities against the Nicaraguan government. The Court decided against the United States; it charged that the U.S. violated international law with its actions against the Sandinistas. On Jan. 19, 1977, President Gerald Ford pardons Tokyo Rose, a Japanese-American woman named Iva Toguri. Toguri and other women had broadcast sentimental American music and phony announcements in a vain attempt to destroy the morale of Allied soldiers during World War II. It was noted American writer and essayist Flannery OConnor who made the following sage observation: Truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it. Even though the human brain makes up only 2 percent of the bodys mass, it consumes 20 percent of the bodys calories and oxygen. The chief translator for the European Parliament is named Ioannis Ikonomou. He is fluent in 32 languages -and still learning. During World War I, the United States acquired its first war dog. The pit bull was found wandering around Yale Field in New Haven, Conn., by soldiers in training. On particular soldier, Cpl. Robert Conroy, became close to the dog and refused to leave Stubby behind; when Conroy was shipped out, he hid the dog on board. Stubby served overseas for 18 months and saw action in 17 battles. On more than one occasion he sniffed out surprise attacks, saving his regiment. He was known for locating wounded soldiers on the field, and he even once caught a German spy. He was the most decorated dog of the Great War, and he was promoted to sergeant for his combat service -the only dog to be so honored. After the war, Sgt. Stubby was hailed as a hero; he led parades and met three presidents. He even has his very own brick at the World War I Memorial. It reads, Sergeant Stubby, Hero Dog of WWI, a Brave Stray. Those who study such things say that couples in a romantic relationship actually have heart rates that are in sync with each other. If youre like the average American, you drink 23 gallons of coffee every year, but only 9 gallons of tea. Research is what Im doing when I dont know what Im doing. -Wernher Von Braun THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY PUZZLE ANSWERS 1. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: Who designed the Statue of Liberty? 2. ANIMAL KINGDOM: What is a beavers home called? 3. LANGUAGE: In the international phonetic alphabet, what word represents the letter Y? 4. MONEY: What is the basic currency of Poland? 5. GEOGRAPHY: What nation is Baffin Island a part of? 6. TELEVISION: Who was Steve McGarretts nemesis in the series Hawaii Five-O? 7. HISTORY: Who was the first postmaster general appointed by Americas Continental Congress? 8. MOVIES: Which two comedians starred as friends in the movie Stripes? 9. MEDICINE: What is trepanning? 10. SCIENCE: How fast do hummingbirds wings move? TRIVIA TEST 1. Frederic Bartholdi 2. A lodge 3. Yankee 4. Zloty 5. Canada 6. Wo Fat 7. Benjamin Franklin 8. Bill Murray and Harold Ramis 9. Cutting a hole in the skull to relieve pressure 10. Their wings flap between 12 and 80 times a second. ANSWERS25 THE RIVER JANUARY 10, 2014 SPORTS QUIZ 1. The Marlins Juan Pierre, in 2013, became the seventh player to have 600 or more career steals, and more steals than walks. Name three of the other six. 2. Which of the following pitchers had more 20-win seasons for the Minnesota Twins: Bert Blyleven, Jim Perry, Johan Santana or Frank Viola? 3. When was the last time before the 2012 season that Stanfords football team won a Rose Bowl? 4. Who was the last Portland Trail Blazers player before guard Damian Lillard (2012-13) to have at least 1,500 points and 500 assists in a season? 5. How many consecutive playoff series did the New York Islanders win starting in 1980? 6. In 2013, Matthew Centrowitz became the second U.S. male to win two World Championship medals in track and fields 1,500 meters. Who was the first? 7. In 2013, Jason Dufner tied a record at the PGA Championship by shooting a round of 63. How many others have shot a round of 63 at the PGA Championship? ANSWERS 1. Lou Brock, Bert Campaneris, Vince Coleman, Arlie Latham, Otis Nixon and Willie Wilson. 2. Jim Perry, who did it twice. All the others did it once for the Twins. 3. It was the 1971 season. 4. Clyde Drexler, in the 1991-92 season. 5. Nineteen. 6. Bernard Lagat. 7. Eleven others.


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THE RIVER JANUARY 10, 201428 REAL ESTATE CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON ISABELLA RASIHAPPY TO HELP YOUWITH ALL OF YOURREAL ESTATE NEEDS! RS 1/4 NC TFN 1101 Periwinkle Way #105 Sanibel, FL 33957ISABELLA RASI(239) 246-4716EISABELLARASI@AOL.COM International Client Base 600 Shops Worldwide Multi-Lingual Sta MOBILE HOME PERIWINKLE PARK$95,000. 60 x 12 w/ metal roof-over plus 20 x 12 Florida room. Master BR has queen size bed & blt-in dresser & dbl closet. Master bath has combo bath/ shower & dbl sink vanity w/extra storage. Guest BR has dbl closet + blt-in drawers & private bath w/ shower. Eat-in-kit is open to LR which ows into Florida room. Designed pass-thru from K to FL room. Private 12 x 12 deck, picnic table and storage shed. One car carport with adjacent 2nd parking space. Ceramic tile ooring in kitchen. 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 SERVICES OFFEREDWALK TO BEACH, EAST END1/2 Duplex, 2 BD 1BA Bright, Clean, Modern Avail Jan. Call Bob 410-913-2234 tidewaterbob@comcast.net NS 12/20 CC TFN VACATION RENTALGULF 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 SANIBEL HOME WATCHRetired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates (239) 728-1971 RS 1/4 BM TFN ROGER NODRUFF ELECTRICLic# EC12002788. Call Roger 239-707-7203. Aqualink Motor Controls. Of ce & Store Maint.RS 6/7 CC TFN AFFORDABLE HOME CAREHomeCare Services With A Difference Specializing in Alzheimers,Parkinson,Stroke etc. Live-ins, 8 hrs, 24 hrs. FBI Background Check available. Licensed & Insured. References Available, call Cell: 561-509-4491 or 239-963-8449 NS 10/25 CC TFN HOME/CONDO WATCH CONCIERGE SERVICESDorado Property Management Full Range of Services Island Resident Licensed & Insured 24/7 Call Lisa or Bruce at 239-472-8875RS 1/4 BM TFN S. FL LINE DANCEWith Robert Robitaille Line dance classes. Fun and great exercise with energetic instructor. All styles of music! No experience or partner required. Audience: adults and seniors. First 30 minutes of class is an instruction for beginners. Call 239-245-8196 or cell 954-309-3778. Welcome all...RS 11/15 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.comRS 1/25 BM 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 ANNUAL RENTAL ANNUAL RENTALS LAKE FRONT This updated 2 bedroom/2.5 bath Townhouse is available furnished or UF. All appliances, gorgeous serene views, covered parking, walk to stores. Call to view this property. $1,500/mo. GULF FRONT This 2/2 Furnished Condo has great views of gulf & beach from the 3rd oor. Fully Furnished. Elevator/Pool/Tennis/covered parking. $3,500/mo.472-6747Gulf Beach Properties, Inc.Paul H. Zimmerman, Broker/OwnerServing The Islands Rental Needs Since 1975 RS 1/3 BM 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 ANNUAL RENTALRE/MAX OF THE ISLANDSPutting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace www.remax-oftheislands.com 239-472-2311RS 1/4 BM TFN ANNUAL RENTALS ON PARADISETwo 3/2 units available Unfurnished Washer/Dryer in each unit Newly remodeled Pets allowed On the river. Quiet island living. $1,900/Month Call Bridgit @ 239-728-1920NS 12/6 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. 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29 THE RIVER JANUARY 10, 2014 CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 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 WANTED TO BUYCASH PAID FOR MILITARY ITEMSCash Paid For Old Military Items. Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets, old guns, awards & more. Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280 RS 12/6 CC 2/28 BOATS CANOES KAYAKSDOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800 RS 1/4 NC TFN 3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, Fl Phone: 239-472-3644, ext 1 Fax: 239-472-2334 www.crowclinic.orgHELP US PLEASE!!We need volunteers for: Clinic emergency patient admissions desk and baby animal feeders Visitor education center greeters and gift shop cashiers CROW (239) 472-3644, ext. 231 or volunteers@crowclinic.org RS 1/4 NC TFN HELP WANTED AUTO FOR SALE1988 PLYMOUTH RELIANT WAGONGarage kept, one owner, runs perfect. 76,000 orig. miles. Must see. $750 OBO. Call 239-312-4698NS 1/10 CC 1/17 1999 OLDSMOBILE 88Driven during Sanibel Season (Nov through April.) Only $250. Runs Fine. Call 239-312-4493 in Periwinkle Park Site 334.NS 1/10 CC 1/10 FOR SALEBIG CLEARANCE SALE2431 Periwinkle Way www.SanibelSeaLifeGallery.com RS 12/27 CC TFN BUY SELL TRADE FURNITURE FOR SALETrundle bed with twin mattresses ($100); swivel rattan chair with cushions ($30), large, sturdy wooden bookcase ($50) 651-357-8404NS 1/10 CC 1/17 VOLUNTEERS 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 TEACHER ASSISTANTFull Bene ts, Tolls paid The Sanibel School Please call Maureen 239 472-1617NS 12/20 NC TFN HELP WANTED Landing a big sh from the beach can be hard on the sh. Dragging a sh up onto the sand if youre going to release it is not an option as it usually damages or kills the sh. Hold the sh in the water while you unhook it if youre going to release it. The less you can touch a sh before release the better for the sh. If you want a picture with the sh, support it as you lift it out of the water and do it quickly. Before releasing, revive the sh while holding it in the water; moving it slowly back and forth so water goes over its gills. The sh will let you know when its ready to swim off. Florida just recently changed the regulations on shing from shore. Florida residents as well as out of state visitors need a shing license to sh from shore. Shore Fishing:Don't Harm The Fishby Capt. Matt Mitchell


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 THE RIVER JANUARY 10, 201430 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 Im Duke, a loyal and loving companion, true to my German shepherd breed. I was heart broken when I ended up in the shelter and was not claimed by my family. Do you have love, kindness and patience? Those are the qualities Im hoping to find in my forever family. You can adopt me for free ($25 off the regular adoption fee of $25 for senior pets during Animal Services Resolution Buddies adoption promotion). My name is Eponine and Im two years old. Have you made your New Years resolution yet? My resoultion is to be part of a new family, and the sooner the better. Ive been in a foster home and at the shelter for several months now. Im a great little cat and will be a super companion. My adoption fee is $25 ($25 off the regular adoption fee of $50 during Animal Services 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. Eponine ID# 574917 Duke ID# 577186 photos by squaredogphoto.com


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