K FREE Lovegrove Offers Painting Free ‘Ding’

We Salute
Our Veterans
On November 11
VOL. 13, NO. 44
Take Me
From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort Myers
Lovegrove Offers Painting
Workshop At Edison & Ford
NOVEMBER 7, 2014
Free ‘Ding’
Darling Kids
Fishing Derby
Leoma Lovegrove offers a two-day painting workshop at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates
eoma Lovegrove is offering a Plein Air Impressionism workshop at the Edison
& Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers this fall. Space is limited, so early registration is recommended. Join Lovegrove and discover the excitement of Van Gogh,
Monet, Cezanne and others. See why painting outdoors is so inviting and popular. Even
your smallest painting becomes a dramatic blast of color in this two-day workshop.
Participants of this class journey into the lush gardens of Edison Ford, while
Lovegrove personally critiques each artist’s work through the painting process. The
workshop will teach the basic principles of painting trees, landscapes, flowers, pathways,
people and nature with an impressionistic and abstract style.
Workshops will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, November 12 and 13. Cost
for Edison Ford members is $350, and non-members are $375. To register, contact the
Edison & Ford Winter Estates at 334-7419.
ids who are able to hold their own
fishing pole can participate in the
free 2nd annual “Ding” Darling Kids
Fishing Derby to be held on the Sanibel
Causeway Islands Park (Island A) on
Saturday, November 8. JN “Ding” Darling
National Wildlife Refuge and the “Ding”
Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the
Refuge (DDWS) co-sponsor the event.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. on the
causeway, and ages 15 and younger start
fishing at 9 a.m. and finish at 11 a.m. An
awards ceremony is at 11:30 a.m.
Judges will record catches during the session. After the results are tallied, they will
award winners in two age groups: 10 to 15,
and 9 and younger. Based on total inches of
fish caught, the refuge will award first, second and third place prizes, plus awards for
the largest and smallest fish hooked in both
age categories.
Participants should bring fishing poles.
Tarpon Bay Explorers will provide a limited
number of loaner poles for those who don’t
have their own equipment. Shallow Bait and
Dale Shirley will be supplying the bait.
Throughout the day, volunteers and staff
will teach fishing skills and safe, ethical fishing practices and will engage children in fish
“We had exciting events in our first two
Kids, get ready to reel ‘em in at the refuge’s
free fishing derby
years,” said Ranger Becky Wolff Larkins,
the refuge’s education specialist. “Thanks to
everyone who contributes to this effort.”
The event is made possible also by support from the Trophy Case, Lexington
Fishing Club, Sanibel Island Fishing Club,
Fort Myers Beach Tarpon Hunters Club and
Lee County Parks & Recreation. For more
information or to volunteer, contact Larkins
at [email protected] or 472-1100
ext. 236.
To support DDWS with a tax-deductible
gift, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org, contact Birgie Miller at 292-0566, 472-1100
ext. 4, or [email protected]
Two Tours For The Price Of One
Langford Kingston Home
Burroughs Home
esidents and guests can tour both the Burroughs and Langford Kingston
Homes. The Burroughs Home is the first leg of a two for the price of one tour
during Wednesdays in November and December. The Langford Kingston Home is
the second leg of the tour. It is an opportunity for local residents and out-of-town guests
to see a portion of the historic center of downtown Fort Myers.
The tours begin at the Burroughs Home at 11 a.m. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10
for seniors and $5 for children. Visitors will receive a bookmark at the end of the tour,
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Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now:
Victory Parade On Main
by Gerri Reaves, PhD
umerous victory parades were held across the world
in the months after World War II (WWII) ended. This
historic photo illustrates how Fort Myers celebrated in its
own way after that long conflict came to a close.
A seemingly endless procession of troops led by a uniformed band marches eastward on Main.
The photo, which most probably dates to late 1945 or early
1946, was snapped near the entrance to the Foxworthy Furniture Store at Jackson Street. The photographer likely stood
atop a vehicle.
Note the onlookers, many of them children who seem to be
following along with the parade from the sidelines.
Two people on horseback watch near the “Pure” sign.
To the photographer’s left, but out of the frame, is the Central Hotel at the Jackson corner (where the Main Street garage is now).
The oh-so-appropriately named Victory Grill (left) advertises sandwiches, chops,
steaks and seafood on a prominent sign on the one-story building.
Both two-story buildings on that south side of Main (left) are occupied by a variety of businesses, among them Stewart’s Drug Store and Taminosian Brothers shoe
At the Hendry Street corner in the Roberts Building was Pearce’s Meat Market
& Groceteria.
A victory parade on Main Street celebrates the end of World War II
courtesy of the Southwest Florida Historical Society
The Edison Theatre and the Lee County Bank Building are the only structures that remain 70
years after the victory parade – but brick streets have made a comeback
photo by Gerri Reaves
On the north side of Main (right) circa 1945 was a service station, which had
been there since the 1920s. The round “Pure” sign stands out against the south
wall of the Edison Theatre, which had opened only three months before the attack
on Pearl Harbor forced the U.S.’s entry into the war already under way in Europe.
After the victory parades subsided and the blessings of peace became the norm,
post-war modernization transformed this block.
Thrifty Drugs replaced the Roberts Building in 1949. That structure is still standing, although much altered, and is a law office today.
The service station was demolished and the one-story Jackson-Main Building
opened on the site in 1958.
Farther west beyond Hendry Street, the balconies along the Patio de Leon block
– architectural reminders of a bygone era – disappeared.
Hotel Indigo and the Federal Courthouse now fill the horizon, which at the end
of WWII had been free of high-rises.
Today, only the Edison Theatre and the Lee County Bank Building, both at
Hendry corners (right) are instantly recognizable points of similarity to the photo of
seven decades ago.
Walk down to Main Street and imagine celebrating peace and welcoming soldiers
back home.
Then walk a few blocks to the Southwest Florida Museum of History at 2031
Jackson Street to learn more about WWII-era Fort Myers.
Call 321-7430 for information, or go to museumofhistory.org. Hours are 10
a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
If you love local history, be sure to visit the Southwest Florida Historical Society
at 10091 McGregor Boulevard on the campus of the Lee County Alliance for the
The all-volunteer non-profit organization’s hours are Wednesday or Saturday
between 9 a.m. and noon or Wednesday 4 to 7 p.m. Call them at 939-4044.
Sources: Archives of the Southwest Florida Historical Society.
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Fort Myers Public Art:
Works In Glass
Coming To
The Alliance
by Tom Hall
or its
exhibit, the
Alliance for the
Arts is bringing
together four artists
to create a show
that will provide
viewers an opportunity to explore how
glass has traveled
into the hierarchy of fine art. Made possible with support from the Art Alliance
for Contemporary Glass, Works In Glass
features fine art pieces by Brian Cast,
Susan Gott, Richard Mueller and Andy
Owen. While the work of these four artists is complementary, they have never
been exhibited together. Works In Glass
will create a revelatory and stunning
experience for the Southwest Florida
All four artists have taught with distinction at universities in the United States,
exhibit regularly at national and international galleries and museums, have been
distinguished with awards and fellowships,
and have their work represented in public
and private collections.
Brian Cast works with multiple materi-
als including melted
auto parts,
steel from
the salvage
yards, and
melted glass
that once
was bottles.
He primarily
uses recycled
materials in
his work,
along with
other more
such as paint.
Although he
works in other
media, Cast
is best known
for his cast
metal and
glass totems.
Susan Gott
has worked in
glass for more
than 30 years.
She creates
one-of-a-kind, Works In Glass features fine art pieces in glass by four talented artists:
Brian Cast, Susan Gott, Richard Mueller and Andy Owen
cast glass
Richard Mueller’s glass works utilize
that incorporate steel, copper and stone.
wood and steel in combination with fired
Her works embody her interest in mythoceramic and mineral inks fused onto the
logical symbolism and philosophies from
glass. His current work responds to the
ancient cultures that express the union of
phenomenon of surplus information in
human being and nature.
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western societies and changing notions of
truth, beauty and knowledge. It employs
as its premise the discarding, shredding
and appropriation of word and image as
a metaphoric device to generate new and
relevant forms.
Andy Owen is an associate professor
of art and Art Program Leader at Florida
Gulf Coast University. He worked as a
master printer for Harvey Littleton, creating prints from a glass plates known as
vitreographs. His experience at Littleton
Studios led to teaching glass printing at
Bild-Werk Frauenau, a small arts academy
in Bavaria. Surrounded by actively working glass artists and deep traditions of
Bavarian glassmaking, he was introduced
to the potential of glass as medium of
artistic expression. He says his fascination grew with the discovery of the glass
engravings created by Jiri Hircuba and
Christian Schmidt, and that their work
inspired him to explore the possibilities of
The exhibit opens with a reception
from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, December 5
and will remain on display until December
29. Paintings by Fort Myers artist John
Scoppa will be displayed in the Alliance
Member Gallery. Visit www.ArtInLee.org
or call 939-2787 to learn more about
the exhibit, or the wide variety of things
going on at the Alliance during the 201415 season.
An arts advocate, Tom Hall guides
weekly walking tours of the River
District’s public art collection in Fort
Myers. For more information, go to
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Fair At Fenway South
Returns To Jetblue Park Next Week
the producers of the event. Rides have included the Crazy Cat Coaster, one of the largest portable roller coasters in North America, the Fireball, which swings riders high
above the midway, and the 100’ tall Giant Wheel. Additionally, there will be new exciting rides at this year’s event as well as plenty of rides for younger kids to enjoy.
Admission to the fair is as low as $3.50 per person with a two-for-one admission discount available at www.fairatfenway.com. Pay-One-Price unlimited rides wristbands are
also available at a discount through the website before the start of the fair for $20 each.
Individual ride tickets may also be purchased at the event.
Vendor space, sponsorship opportunities and local entertainment spots are still available. For more information or to reserve a spot, email Event Manager Ron Weber at
[email protected]
For more information, visit www.fairatfenway.com.
Chance For A Luxury Car Lease
Awaits Golfers At Tournament
Fair At Fenway South will include fair favorite foods and refreshments
Jay Scanlon of Scanlon Auto Group supports the 11th annual Shell Point Open with a
chance for a two-year luxury auto lease
Close Encounters of the Exotic Kind will be featured at Fair At Fenway South
ust in time for the cooler fall weather, the Fair at Fenway South returns to
JetBlue Park for three big weekends in November.
The fair will open weekends from Nov. 7 to 23 at JetBlue Park, located at
11500 Fenway South Drive in Fort Myers, from 5 to 11:30 p.m. on Fridays and from
noon to 11:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
The Fearless Flores Circus and Thrill Show, semi-finalists on the blockbuster television
show, “America’s Got Talent,” is just one of the new acts that will be performing. The
family will preform several of its death-defying shows each day, including motorcycle
madness in the “Globe of Death,” a high-wire act high above the fairgrounds and much
“Close Encounters of the Exotic Kind” is another new show where fairgoers will
experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see lions and tigers perform together live.
Exotic Animal Trainer Vincent Von Duke has been training these beautiful creatures
for more than 36 years, bringing his experience and knowledge to the Fair at Fenway
South each day.
Award-wining Illusionist Lance Gifford, who has toured much of the U.S. and
Canada, will amaze fairgoers at Fenway South with his fast-paced and highly entertaining magical illusion show. He and his company perform some of the world’s most amazing illusions including the “Metamorphosis,” once performed by the late great Harry
Houdini. Some of the “family members” in his troupe include doves, rabbits, a chow
chow, toy and standard poodles, a Macaw parrot and Burmese python snakes. Gifford’s
show can be seen live at the fair several times each day.
Another crowd favorite is the Banana Derby, a race where monkeys dressed in jockey outfits race trained dogs around a track. Fairgoers may even meet the monkeys up
close and personal after the races, which are held several times each day.
The fair also features a large petting zoo where attendees can see animals normally
only found in the best zoos in the U.S. This attraction is open during all fair hours.
All live entertainment and shows are free with fair admission.
Wade Shows, one of the largest carnival companies in North America, will be bringing its rides and attractions to the midway at the event. Many of the fair’s rides appear
each year at the Florida State Fair and are being brought exclusively to Fort Myers by
o celebrate the 11th anniversary of the Shell Point Charity Golf Tournament,
golfers will have the chance to score a 24-month lease on their choice of a
brand new Lexus or Acura from Scanlon Auto Group by hitting a hole-in-one
on a designated hole on the club’s recently-renovated championship course.
“We are delighted Scanlon Auto Group is supporting our 11th anniversary tournament in such a special way,” said Timothy Stephenson, executive director of the
Legacy Foundation of Shell Point. “It adds an extra element of excitement to a great
Registration is under way for the November 14 tournament, which is presented
by the Legacy Foundation to raise funds for the community’s Memory Care Center.
Located in the Larsen Pavilion, the center serves senior adults who have memory loss
or dementia from Alzheimer’s and other brain diseases.
“Players are excited to see the improvements we continue to make to the course,”
said Gary Keating, the community’s golf professional. “Renovating the greens last year
was the first step. We are continuing our commitment to a quality golf experience.”
Genesis Wealth Management of UBS Financial Services, Inc. is the title sponsor of
this year’s tournament. Registration and a light breakfast will begin at 7:15 a.m. The
$125 entry fee includes the 18-hole, four-person scramble, golf cart, player gift bag,
prize opportunities and lunch. Individuals or teams can register by contacting Deborah
Henning at the Legacy Foundation, 466-8484.
The Shell Point Golf Club is open to the public and is located at the entrance to
Shell Point Retirement Community, just off Summerlin Road, two miles before the
Sanibel Causeway.
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Civil Air Patrol Cadets To Honor
Veterans With Memorial Wreaths
Tiger Cubs Visit Burroughs Home
n Saturday, December 13, the
Cadets of the Civil Air Patrol
#816 will honor our Nation’s
Veterans with memorial wreath laying ceremonies in Cape Coral and Fort Myers.
At approximately 9:15 am, wreaths will
be placed at the five statues at Eco Park, 4
Mile Cove in Cape Coral. The Cadets will
travel to Fort Myers Memorial Gardens to
place the remaining wreaths at approximately 10:15 am.
The Civil Air Patrol Cadets are participating in the national program called
Wreaths Across America. In 2012,
Wreaths Across America and their national
network of volunteers laid over 420,000
memorial wreaths at over 800 locations
in the United States and beyond. They
accomplished this with help from 1,382
fundraising groups, many corporate contributions, and donations of trucking, shipping and thousands of helping hands.
In addition to providing educational and
veteran’s services outreach, the local Civil
Air Patrol group earns $5 for each wreath
sold. This money is used to help the young
men and women in the group pay for
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travel expenses to various learning events
around the country.
Wreaths cannot be purchased to be placed on specific graves for your family members, however, with the purchase of a wreath, you can list your friend or family member’s name, branch of service, rank and state of residence on the online memory wall
on www.WreathsAcrossAmerica.org
You can become a part of this movement. For $15, you can purchase a wreath
that will be placed at a veteran’s grave. If you are interested in purchasing a wreath,
contact Col. Jim Spieth before November 19. He can be reached at 848-6341.
Tiger Cubs from Pack 93 at the Burroughs Home with tour guide Lois Hartel
iger Cub Scouts from Pack 93, first graders who meet at Covenant
Presbyterian Church, toured the Burroughs Home in downtown Fort Myers
recently as part of their Bobcat badge requirements.
The Burroughs Home was chosen as a “go see it – something historical” for the
badge. They said it would be hard to pinpoint exactly what they liked most, however,
the operation of the old phone in the kitchen and the chimes at the base of the stairs
were given particular note.
The Burroughs Home is operated by the Uncommon Friends Foundation, a not
for profit 501(c)3 organization established in 1993, is dedicated to lifelong character
building among today’s youth and business leaders. Its mission is to promote character
education in schools, business ethics in the workplace and historic preservation of the
Burroughs Home and James Newton Archives.
For more information, call 337-9505 or visit www.uncommonfriends.org.
Fort Myers Stone Crab Fest
At The Marina At Edison Ford
he 2014 stone crab season is under way, and the public is invited to celebrate with Pinchers and The Marina at Edison Ford at the inaugural Fort
Myers Stone Crab Fest from November 7 to 9 at The Marina at Edison
Ford. The weekend will celebrate the only renewable resource of the sea, the
stone crab claw, and offer attendees the opportunity to experience the beautiful
downtown Fort Myers riverfront with live music, vendors, award-winning barbeque
by Texas Tony’s and activities for the kids.
The Fort Myers Stone Crab Fest at The Marina at Edison Ford is free and will kick
off on Friday, November 7 from 4 to 9 p.m. and continue on Saturday, November 8
from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and again on Sunday, November 9 from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m.
The Marina at Edison Ford is located at 2360 West First Street. Overflow parking will be available at Virginia Avenue and McGregor Boulevard. There will be live
entertainment and activities all weekend at The Marina:
Friday, November 7
4 to 6 p.m. – Steve Hill
6 to 9 p.m. – Trezz Hombres: ZZ Top Tribute Band
Saturday, November 8
Noon to 2:30 p.m. – Ben Allen Band
6 to 9 p.m. – The Long Run: A tribute to the music of The Eagles
Sunday, November 9
7 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Fort Myers Marathon (with special post-race breakfast at 9
Noon to 2 p.m. – The Good Bad Kids
2 to 5 p.m. – Dazzling Delrays
Pinchers is the second largest purveyor of stone crab claws in the country and
local seafood restaurant, with 10 locations from Sarasota to Key West. Knowing
that stone crabs are the only renewable resource in the water, Island Crab Company
expertly crabs our local waters for Pinchers, providing their customers the freshest
product as they control the seafood from the water to the table. For more information, visit www.pinchersusa.com.
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Fort Myers Beach
Boat Parade
he Greater Fort Myers Beach
Chamber of Commerce Boat
Parade will light up Fort Myers
Beach on Saturday, December 6 at
Salty Sam’s Waterfront Adventures.
The event is expected to feature 30 to
50 illuminated boats decorated with a
dazzling array of animated Christmas
scenes and filling the air with Christmas
The spectacular nighttime parade
will be led by Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus
on the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of
Commerce Boat, sponsored by All Water
Excursions. The festive boats will navigate
the intracoastal on a two hour journey as
thousands of spectators gather at local
waterfront restaurants, public areas and
private homes to watch the parade and
celebrate the holiday season.
“For us, the Fort Myers Beach Boat
Parade signifies the start of the Christmas
season,” said Robb Capps and Ted
Schindler, co-chairs for the boat parade.
“It is a fun and festive event that brings
our community together. It is our Macy’s
Parade, Fort Myers Beach style!”
The vessels will assemble in front
of the docks at Salty Sam’s Marina at
5:45 p.m. At 6:10 p.m., the boats will
begin to leave Salty Sam’s Waterfront
Adventures going past Parrot Key
Caribbean Grill and Big Game Waterfront
Grill heading northwest rounding the
corner in front of Doc Ford’s and under
the sky bridge. The parade will travel in
and out of the first two channels in Siesta
Bay. Then they’ll take the Matanzas Pass
channel towards Bowditch Point turning
in front of the Pink Shell Resort, passing
Nervous Nellies and Matanzas Inn, finishing at Salty Sam’s Waterfront Adventures
for the Winners Circle Party at Big Game
Waterfront Grill.
Awards will go to the first three places
in the following categories:
• Small Power Boat – Most Creative
• Small Power Boat – Most Spirited
• Large Power Boat – Most Creative
• Large Power Boat – Most Spirited
• Sailboat – Most Creative
• Sailboat – Most Spirited Crew
• Corporate Sponsored – Most
• Corporate Sponsored – Most
Spirited Crew
• Non-Motor
• Judge’s Favorite
• People’s Choice
• Best House Party
The cost to enter the parade is $25
per individual boat, and $50 per business boat. Sponsorships are available for
People’s Choice award ballots for the
People’s Choice Awards will be available
at participating locations.
Salty Sam’s Marina is offering free
overnight dockage to all participating
boats with advance registration. Boats
will be required to pay for electricity if
needed. Salty Sam’s Marina is located at
2500 Main Street in Fort Myers Beach.
For advance reservations, call 463-7333.
If you would like to participate in the
boat parade registration, contact the Fort
Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce at
454-7500. Registration forms are available at www.FMBBoatParade.com. If you
would like more information on sponsorships, contact Robb at the chamber
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Incredible Edible Book Contest
he public is invited to vote for the most Incredible Edible Book during the
Incredible Edible Book Contest in honor of the Lee County Library System’s
50th anniversary. The public will be given ballots to vote for the Best in Show
and Funniest and Punniest cakes. There will also be a juried vote for Best in Show.
The contest rules request that the cake design be based on a book, literary figure or
book character. The contest and voting will take place Friday, November 7 from 6 to
8 p.m. as part of Fort Myers Art Walk at the new Fort Myers Regional Library on First
Street in Fort Myers. Cake will be served once the winners are announced, just after 8
p.m. The contest results will be uploaded to www.leelibrary.net/special following the
The following professional bakers will show off their decorating skills and creative
talents: Cupcakes Express, Bokeelia; Sweet Odin’s Danish Bakery, Bonita Springs;
Cupcakes in Paradise, Bonita Springs and Sweetie’s Custom Cakes, Naples.
The band Nothing Serious, first place winner in the 2014 Reading Rocks! Teen
Battle of the Bands, will perform from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Fort Myers Regional
Library plaza.
“It will be full of sensory stimuli. An audio, visual and tastefully sweet time,” said
Sheldon Kaye, Lee County Library System Director. “This is just one of many of the
entertaining ways the Library System plans to celebrate its 50th anniversary.”
The Lee County Library System serves Lee County with 13 libraries, a Bookmobile,
Talking Books Library, Books-by-Mail, programs, DVDs, CDs and leelibrary.net with
downloadable e-sources, e-magazines, music, streaming movies, e-books and audio
Don’t have a Lee County Library System library card? Getting one is free and easy.
Visit leelibrary.net to apply online, or stop by any branch. Information about Lee County
Library System is available for your convenience 24/7 at www.leelibrary.net where you
can find out about library services, programs, locations, view an online events calendar
or place a hold on library items. Telephone Reference is available at 479-INFO (4636).
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Two Tours For The Price Of One
which will serve as admission to the Langford Kingston Home. Docents will share the
history and colorful tales of living in two of Fort Myers’ oldest homes.
The Burroughs Home tour includes a walkamong live oaks and lush gardens,
with an opportunity to relax in a rocking chair on the veranda while watching the
Caloosahatchee roll by. The Burroughs Home is under the management of the
Uncommon Friends Foundation.
Built in 1901, the Burroughs Home was the scene of many social events that hosted the Fort Myers’ elite including the Edisons, Fords and Firestones. Antique furnishings, historical artifacts, and tales of growing up as the privileged daughters of wealthy
businessman Nelson Burroughs and his wife Adeline await visitors who want to take a
step back in time.
The historic Langford Kingston Home lies in the historic area of the downtown
Fort Myers River District. It was built in 1919 and is a stunning example of Midwest
style architecture. The grounds are lined with royal palm trees, Seminole pink hibiscus,
magnolia trees, and scarlet bougainvillea.
For more information, call 337-9505.
Arts Of The Inland Meeting
he Arts of the Inland (AOI) will hold a general meeting on Tuesday, November
11 at 6 p.m. at The Hut in the Shanty, 5150 Buckingham Road in Fort
Myers (Buckingham) and order your dinner from the menu (individual checks).
AOI Board Member and Vietnam Veteran Dick Kennedy will present a tribute to
veterans after the meeting. The public is invited.
For more information, go to www.artsoftheinland.com, e-mail [email protected]
com or call 303-5849.
Footman Holiday Party
Hendry House
lans are under way for the 14th annual Maj WW Footman Camp Holiday
Party at the Historic Capt FA Hendry House on December 6. More details will
soon be announced.
Squadron Promotes Cadets
Major Nancy Spieth; Annmarie Hyde, promoted to cadet airman, Ethan Cummings, promoted to cadet staff sargeant; Axel Paulsen, promoted to cadet master sargeant; and
Cadet Commander Ryan Conlin
he Lee County Schools Cadet Squadron #816 of the Civil Air Patrol recently
promoted three cadets into new positions. They are: Annmarie Hyde, cadet
airman; Ethan Cummings, cadet staff sargeant; and Alex Paulson, cadet master sargeant. The Civil Air Patrol has a proud history of service to this nation. On
May 26, 1948, Congress passed Public Law 557 permanently establishing Civil
Air Patrol as the auxiliary of the new U.S. Air Force. Three primary mission areas
were set forth at that time: aerospace education, cadet programs, and emergency
Today, Civil Air Patrol volunteers handle 90 percent of inland search and rescue
missions, with approximately 75 lives saved each year. They providing disaster relief
and emergency services following natural and man made disasters, including such
phenomena as 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, multiple wildfires, tornadoes, flash floods and
The more than 60,000 members are now provided with top-notch, year-round professional development training opportunities and with aircraft equipped with the most
advanced technologies available for search and rescue.
Through the cadet program, this nation’s youth are learning about aerospace and
its impact on the future. They also receive the finest leadership training the nation has
to offer.
For more information on Civil Air Patrol programs, contact Col. Jim Spieth at 8486341.
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Along The River
Scene from last year’s Taste of the Islands, held at The Dunes on Sanibel. More than 20
restaurants compete for top prizes at the popular annual fundraiser benefitting CROW.
On Friday at 5:30 p.m., scholar and author Gary Monroe, foremost authority on the art of
The Highwaymen, gives a presentation at the Southwest Florida Museum of History
n Friday, September 7 from 6 to 10 p.m., Fort Myers Art Walk returns
to downtown’s historic River District. The monthly event features new art
exhibits and live artist demonstrations while providing a great atmosphere for
shopping and dining. This month’s Art Walk showcases several new art shows.
Art buyers and art enthusiasts can meet the local artists during the exhibit openings at most of the downtown galleries and art spaces. The downtown River District is
home to eight official art galleries and a handful of retail shops that sell local artworks.
The Fort Myers Art Walk runs on the first Friday of every month (rain or shine) in
the historic downtown Fort Myers River District. For more information, call 337-5050
or go to www.fortmyersriverdistrictalliance.com.
Also on Friday at 5:30 p.m., author and scholar Gary Monroe presents Painting
Paradise: The Art of The Highwaymen at the Southwest Florida Museum
of History. After the one-hour presentation, attendees are encouraged to participate
in a Q&A session. Admission and parking is free. Seating is limited; reservations are
Located across the street from Gulf Harbour
15065 McGregor Blvd, Ste 104, Fort Myers
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Monroe will discuss the evolution and the impact of the African-American artists
who broke through segregation in Jim Crow Florida in the late 1950s by painting idealized landscapes of Florida’s undeveloped coastlines and interior rivers and swamps.
He will have his new book on the only female of the collective that came to be known
as the Highwaymen available for sale and signing, as well as rare, vintage works for
sale. Monroe’s latest book, Mary Ann Carroll: First Lady of the Highwaymen, is his
fifth definitive book on the Highwaymen.
The Southwest Florida Museum of History is located at 2031 Jackson Street in Fort
Myers’ River District. To make reservations for the Gary Monroe presentation, call
321-7430 or go to www.museumofhistory.org.
What better place to enjoy live music than on the beach? Every Friday and Saturday
night, music lovers gather at Times Square on Fort Myers Beach for the free Sunset
Celebration series of concerts.
Sunset Celebration provides a great opportunity to hear local bands in a spectacular
setting. It is held every Friday and Saturday from 5 to 10 p.m., weather permitting.
The concerts are free to the public.
Friday, November 7 features music by popular local band High Tide. High Tide
plays an unusual but refreshing collection of popular music covers: reggae, classic rock,
alternative rock, R&B and funk.
On Saturday, it’s Due South. The five-piece band is also from Fort Myers and is a
classic country rock trop dance band.
For more information about Sunset Celebration, call 463-5900.
On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Page Field celebrates Aviation Day.
Admission and parking is free.
Aviation Day is an annual community event hosted by the Lee County Port
Authority with the purpose of increasing awareness of our airports – Southwest Florida
International Airport (RSW) and Page Field (FMY).
The featured aircraft this year will be a North American B-25J Mitchell, a North
American P-51 Mustang and a Douglas C-47 Skytrain. The B-25J is an American
twin-engine medium World War II bomber. The P-51 Mustang is a distinctively
designed WWII fighter plane. The B-25J and P-51 aircraft both trained at Page Field.
The C-47 Skytrain is a U.S. Army Air Force military transport aircraft that participated
in the Normandy invasion.
Other attractions will include experimental, antique and other general aviation aircraft exhibits, airplane and helicopter rides, performances by the Southwest Florida Big
Band, children’s activities, character appearances, clowns, face painting, demonstrations by airport police and fire departments, aviation-themed shopping and exhibitors,
refreshments and more.
Though parking and admission are free, attendees are asked to help the local community by bringing a non-perishable food item. All donations will benefit the Harry
Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida.
Page Field is located at 4700 Terminal Drive in Fort Myers. For more information
about Aviation Day, call 590-4504 or go to www.flylcpa.com/AviationDay.
On Sunday, November 9 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., head over to Sanibel for Taste
of the Islands.
Sanibel’s most popular festival is back for its 33rd year to celebrate three Sanibel
signatures – community, cuisine and CROW – all in one fell swoop. Set to the tune of
live bands (Rocker and Pocket Change), local restaurants will serve their most decadent
delicacies at The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club.
The crowd, along with a panel of esteemed judges, will cast their votes and award
top honors to the best dishes from more than 20 participating restaurants.
The annual fundraiser raises awareness and financial support for the Clinic for the
Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW), a 501(c) organization that relies 100 percent on the
philanthropic support of individuals, corporations and foundations.
For more information about Taste of the Islands, call 472-3644 or go to www.
Dining From Downtown’s Historic River District To The Beaches
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Bratta’s 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 restaurant’s daily
menu. Lobster tail and Chilean sea bass is
served on the weekends.
12984 S. Cleveland Avenue, Fort
Myers. Call 433-4449.
Courtney’s 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 you’re an early diner,
be sure to check out the Sunset Dining
Specials. “Eggceptional” entrées highlight
the restaurant’s Sunday brunch from 10
a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday dinner is served 4
to 8 p.m.
20351 Summerlin Road, Units #111
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grilled chicken sandwich and there’s a
well provisioned raw bar. Tropical drinks
are a specialty, notably the signature rum
drink, Island Mojito.
708 Fisherman’s 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.
The highly-anticipated SS Hookers is now open. With this latest venture, Sandy Stilwell
pays tribute to the rich history of Punta Rassa, the home of big game fishing.
and 112, Fort Myers. Call 466-4646.
Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille is
named for the Doc Ford character in
local author Randy Wayne White’s best-
selling mystery novels.
It’s a well known gathering place 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
Where can you go when you’re in the
moooood for some great cook’in, local
fun and prices that won’t make you lose
the farm? Try Island Cow on Sanibel.
Island Cow is an airy bistro with french
doors leading out to the front and back
patios. It is open daily for breakfast,
lunch and dinner. Dine under the stars
while you listen to live music on one of
Sanibel’s only al fresco eating porches.
2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Call
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Where diversity is treasured,
2756 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers
Sunday Services at 9 and 11 a.m.
Adult Education Workshop at 10 a.m.
The Reverend Margaret L. Beard, Minister
239-226-0900 – www.allfaiths-uc.org
10291 Bayshore Rd., N. Fort Myers
Divine Liturgy is on Sun. at 10:30 a.m.;
Rosary begins at 10 a.m. Lenten services
(Presanctified 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.
8210 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers
Reverend Fr. Dean Nastos, Proistamenos
Orthros Service Sunday 9 a.m.
Divine Liturgy Sunday 10 a.m.
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.
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.
5620 Winkler Road, Fort Myers
Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz
433-7708, E-mail: [email protected]
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.
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
[email protected]
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.
1619 Llewellyn Drive Fort Myers
Just off McGregor across from the Edison/
Ford Winter Estates 334-4978, Pastor:
Douglas Kelchner, Worship times Sunday’s
9 and 10:30 a.m. Website: www.taecc.com
2439 McGregor Boulevard, 334-8937
Rev. Dr. Jeffrey DeYoe, Senior Pastor
Reverend David Dietzel, Pastor Emeritus.
Traditional Sunday service 10 a.m. Nursery
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.
8260 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers,
481-3233. www.clpc.us.
Clint Cottrell, pastor
Prayer Service 8 a.m., Praise 9 a.m., Children’s Church 9 a.m., Traditional 11 a.m.
Summer: Prayer Service 8 a.m.
Combined Traditional/Praise 10 a.m.
8570 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers,
8 and 11 a.m. Sunday Traditional Service
9:30 a.m. Praise Service
Sunday School all times
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
Children’s Church for ages 5-12 available
at each service.
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 ½ mile past the intersection of
Gladiolus and San Carlos Boulevard on
the way to Sanibel.
2390 West First Street, next door to Edison Estates.
Sunday Morning Service and Sunday
School, 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday Evening
Testimony Meeting, 5:30 p.m. Child care
provided at all services. Visit our Reading
Room for quiet study at: 2281 First Street,
River District. www.time4thinkers.com,
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.
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
5916 Winkler Road, Fort Myers, 437-4330
Reverend Mark Condrey, Pastor
Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m.
Church School: 9:15 a.m.
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.
9650 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers 4544778 The Reverend Ray Buchanan - Rector. 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 Satur-
day 5 p.m. and Sunday 9:30 a.m. services.
881 Nuna Avenue, Fort Myers, 481-1143
Masses Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 8 and 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
2154 McGregor Boulevard,
Fort Myers, 218-8343
Pastor Randy and Anita Thurman
10:30 a.m. Sunday Service
All are welcome.
One of a few federated Lutheran (ELCA)
and Episcopal Congregations in the nation.
19691 Cypress View Drive, Fort Myers, FL
33967. 239-267-3525 or visit www.lambofgodchurch.net. The Rev. Dr. James Reho
leads Sunday worship services at 7:45 and
10 a.m. Sunday’s Cool for Children 10 a.m.
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. [email protected], www.facebook.
com/nbcministry. Alex & Patricia Wiggins,
See Clearly. Meeting monthly at 9 a.m.
at the Elks Lodge. 1900 Park Meadows
Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33907. 239-2208519. Pastor Alan Bondar
Wear what you want, rockin’ music, relevant teaching, LIFT Kidz program, free
coffee & donuts, people who are real,
church that’s actually fun.
16120 San Carlos Boulevard, Unit 10
9:45 a.m. Sunday School for all ages
11 a.m Sunday Morning Worship.
7 p.m. Wednesday Evening Bible Study
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 Children’s programming runs
concurrent to Sunday services.
Nursery care provided at all services
274-1230. For more information visit:
Meets at Fort Myers Beach Masonic
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: [email protected]
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,
[email protected]
3950 Winkler Ext., Fort Myers, 274-0143
8:15 and 10:15 a.m. Sunday Services
Daily early learning center/day care
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
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.
12171 Iona Road, Fort Myers, off McGregor and north of Gladiolus.
489-3973 Father Joseph Clifford.
Weekly 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
3049 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers,
344-0012 Pastor Reverend Steve Filizzi
An Affirming & Inclusive Congregation
Sunday Services 10 a.m.
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.
3751 Estero Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach,
239-463-4251, www.stpeterfmb.com. Sunday service at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.
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.
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!
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.
16225 Winkler Road Fort Myers
239-433-0018, www.templebethel.com
[email protected]
Rabbi Jeremy Barras, Cantor Victor
Geigner, Religious School Director Dale
Cohen, Learning Tree Director Jesyca
Virnig, Office Manager Inna Vasser
Union For Reform Judaism
Shabbat Service: Friday 7:30 p.m.
Torah Study: Saturday 9:30 a.m.
Religious School: Wednesday 5:30 p.m.
and Sunday 9:30 a.m.
Learning Tree: Monday through Friday
From page 10
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 6:15 p.m. and Saturday morning at
9 a.m. Web site: www.tjswfl.org
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From page 10
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.
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.
Family Service 10 to 11 a.m. Healing
Circle 11 a.m. Hospitality and Fellowship,
11 a.m. Inspiring lesson, uplifting and
music, meditation in a loving environment.
Service held at 28285 Imperial Street,
Bonita Springs. Call 947-3100.
11120 Ranchette Rd, Fort Myers
Sunday Services: 9:15 and 11 a.m.
Children’s classes: 11 a.m. Reverend Jim
Rosemergy. 239-278-1511, web: www.
unityoffortmyers.org. Our God is Love, Our
Race is Human, Our Religion is Oneness
Rabbi To Teach
Two Sets Of WarRelated Classes
Rabbi A. James Rudin
abbi A. James Rudin will teach a
course for the FGCU Renaissance
Academy for two sessions on
Tuesday, November 18 and Thursday,
November 20 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
The topic will be World War I and Its
Aftermath. Classes will be held at the
FGCU Naples Center, located at 1010
Fifth Avenue South. Tuition is $39 for
one class, $44 for both. The course
is listed in the FGCU Renaissance
Academy catalogue as NC5790. To
register, call 425-3237 or go to www.
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
2120 Collier Ave, Fort Myers, 274-8881;
Services: Sunday 10 a.m.; Wednesday 7
p.m. Bishop Gaspar and Michele Anastasi
7401 Winkler Road, Fort Myers, 481-4040,
Pastor Curtis Deterding. Sunday Services
8 a.m. Traditional, 10:45 a.m. Blended,
9:30 a.m. Eductional Hour. Web site www.
is held in the Synagogue, followed by dinner at 6 p.m.
To make dinner reservations, send an
email to [email protected] Rabbi
Sack will help you enjoy and celebrate the
joy of Shabbat with stories, songs, dancing and more.
Temple Judea is located at 14486 A
& W Bulb Road in Fort Myers. For more
information, call 433-0201 or go to
Local Church
Offers Weekly
Jammies & Jeans Food Pantry
At Temple Judea
n Tuesdays and Fridays from 9
to 11 a.m., St. Vincent de Paul
Church operates a food pantry at
2073 Lafayette Avenue on the corner
of Grand, one block west of the City of
Palms baseball stadium in Fort Myers.
To be eligible for food assistance, you
will need a photo ID and meet USDA
eligibility requirements. You are eligible to
receive food once a week if your household meets the income guidelines available at the food pantry or participates in
any of the following programs:
• Supplemental Nutrition Assistance
Program (SNAP)
• Temporary Assistance to Needy
Rudin will also teach a three-part
course about the Civil War at the
Sanibel BIG ARTS Winter Academy
on Wednesdays, January 14, 21 and
28 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. The first
session will cover 1860 to 1861: Two
Warring Capitals – Only 90 Miles
Apart. The second session will cover
1861 to 1865: How and Why Did
Horrific Total War Come to America?
The third session will encompass 1865
to 1876: The Post-War Period: Was
It Reconstructionism or Retribution?
Contact BIG ARTS at 395-0900 for
registration procedures.
Rabbi Rudin, a member of Bat Yam
Temple of the Islands on Sanibel tells
us that he grew up in a segregated,
old time southern town – Alexandria,
Virginia – where his school classes were
slanted toward the Confederacy, since
so many of the battles of the Civil War
took place so close to his home, and
where class trips involved visiting only
battle sites where the Confederates
defeated the Union Forces. His
Pennsylvania-born parents provided a
Union perspective. Rudin was a history major at Wesleyan University and
George Washington University. In rabbinical school, he studied the American
Jewish experience during the Civil War
and later, as a congregational rabbi
in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, he did
several years of graduate studies in
American History. Only his acceptance
of the position as senior interreligious advisor of the American Jewish
Committee in New York City precluded
his earning his PhD.
Rabbi Rudin contends, as do many
Americans, that so many of the issues
raised by the Civil War remain unre-
solved today – states rights, sectionalism, racism, et al.
Anyone who has heard Jim Rudin
speak knows that these courses will be
n Friday, November 14 at
5:30 p.m., Temple Judea hosts
Jammies & Jeans, a Shabbat
evening especially for young children
and their families. Held on the second
Friday of each month, it is open to the
entire community. The Jammies & Jeans
Shabbat service is in addition to the regular 6:15 p.m. Shabbat service.
Throw on your jeans and get your
kids in their jammies for a casual, warm
and kid-friendly Shabbat service filled
with singing, storytelling and lots of fun
followed by dinner. The Shabbat service
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of the highest caliber, leading to the
most thought-provoking discussions. Be
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Trash & Treasures
Saturday, November 15 • 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
The Center 4 Life
Palm Ridge & Library Way, Sanibel, FL
Don’t miss this great opportunity
to discover great “finds” at low, low prices!
• Household Items
• Toys
• Furniture
• Hardware
Families (TANF)
• Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
• Medicaid
You only need to meet one of these
requirements to be eligible to receive
USDA foods.
Volunteers and food donations are
always welcome. Contact the church at
334-9225 to donate and/or volunteer
your time.
For more information about local food
pantries, go to www.foodpantries.org/ci/
• Linens
• Sporting Goods
• Kitchen Gadgets
• Glassware
• Artwork
• Jewelry
• Collectibles
• Surprises!
Refreshments will be for sale!
We’re Looking for Donations
Donations are tax deductible
Proceeds benefit Island Seniors, Inc.
Bring your gently used items (except clothing, shoes, TVs, computers, printers
and books) to Center 4 Life at Palm Ridge Road and Library Way.
For more information, call 472-5743.
Timing On A Cold
Front Can Make
All The Difference
by Capt. Matt
reat weather
and fishing
all week
quickly came to
an end over the
weekend with a
two-part punch of
a cold front making things just too
rough to be out on
the water for most.
Fishing just before this strongest cold
front so far, anglers experienced some
the best action we have seen in a while
with the fish feeding with abandon. This
same pattern will hold true all winter
long with fishing lighting up as a cold
front approaches then slowing down in
the few days following until the weather
calms down and gradually warms.
Mangrove creek fishing was my mainstay this week with low water conditions
on most trips. The snook and mangrove
snapper action using live shiners in these
creeks was very consistent as long as you
could find some current. I’m also starting
to catch some bigger trout in these same
creeks and a few gag grouper in the mix
too as our water temperature continues
to cool.
I have yet to start using the go-to
winter rig of live shrimp on a 1/4 oz. jig
head, although the first wave of sheepshead that show up this time of year are
now here. Some of these first winter
sheepshead are real bruisers and pushing close to the five-pound mark. With
so many little mangrove snapper still in
these creek systems until things cool off
some more, it would be really hard to
keep a shrimp on the hook long enough
for a sheepshead to find it without it
quickly getting stolen.
With the water in the sound cooling,
our staple rat redfish of winter are starting to show up deep in the sheltered
mangroves. Until we make the switch
over to shrimp fishing though, only a
few of the larger reds seem to get caught
back in here. Most trips this week produced a redfish or two in the mid 20-inch
class while targeting snook on shiners.
As I’m moving around in these creeks, I
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It Catches More Than Fish
Fishing gear can kill
birds, reptiles
and mammals
keep seeing more
and more redfish.
As long as we have
shiners, I prefer
them as bait over
shrimp as they just
catch bigger fish
and cut a lot of the
bait stealers out of
the equation. Once
things get colder,
the shiners will be
gone until spring
and live shrimp
will be the bait of
During the calm
days we experienced early in the
week, action out
along the beaches
was just going off.
The amount of
Pam and Kevin Murray from State College, Pennsylvania and winter
baitfish and preda- snowbirds on Sanibel got in on the crazy action before the cold
tors often within
front this week while fishing with Capt. Matt Mitchell
casting distance to
Simply run until you see them feeding,
the beach is a awecast through them and retrieve as fast as
some thing. Birds are the visual markers
you can. A bonita’s first run is impressive,
as to where to fish. The higher the conto say the least. Although these members
centration of birds and the closer to the
of the tuna family are really pretty fish,
water the birds are, the more baitfish and
they have zero food value so release them
the more feeding fish.
Running and gunning between schools unharmed.
Trolling out along the beaches is a
of feeding fish out along the beaches is
another good option too. Troll a few
fast paced action at its finest. It’s easy
rods rigged with a short section of single
fishing with a small long casting silver
strand wire and diving plugs that run at
spoon catching all the Spanish mackerel
and bonita you want. Catching hard fight- different depths. Use different size plugs
until you get it dialed in on what the fish
ing bonita is some of my favorite action
want. Within a mile of the beach, there
of the year. These fish are generally easy
have been lots of king mackerel caught
to locate as they feed with lots of exploover the last few weeks. This bite out on
sive blitzes, making lots of white water
the beaches will just get better and betthat can be spotted from a long way off.
ter until the water drops below about 70
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 [email protected]
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CROW Case Of The Week:
Red-Eyed Vireo
by Patricia Molloy
he red-eyed
vireo (Vireo
is a small, perching songbird that
inhabits North,
Central and South
America. Despite
its diminutive size
(it’s about the size
of a sparrow), it will
fiercely defend its nest from much larger
birds, including ones as big as a pileated
Male red-eyed vireos are indefatigable singers known for short, musical
phrases. Remarkably, these birds have
been recorded by ornithologists singing
upwards of 10,000 songs in a single day.
Last month, a local resident brought
a red-eyed vireo to CROW after finding
the little bird on the ground and unable
to fly. “It is unknown why he can’t fly,”
said Dr. Brittany Stevens, DVM intern,
the day after the patient was admitted to
the wildlife clinic. “When I first looked at
him, I thought I felt something like an old
To get a better idea of what may be
causing its condition, Dr. Heather ordered
radiographs to be performed on the
vireo. “He’s so tiny, we may not be able
to see anything. He’s only 17 grams, but
we will try.”
Whenever a wild animal is radio-
graphed, it must be heavily sedated or
even anesthetized so that it will lay perfectly still. When the patient is a bird, it is
placed on its back with its wings spread
open. The wings will then be carefully
taped to the radiology table to allow the
camera to obtain clear images of its delicate bones. The coordinating veterinarian
will give a warning shout of “Shooting!”
to clear the room before an x-ray is
taken. Within mere seconds, digital pictures of the patient’s intricate skeleton will
appear on a nearby computer screen for
careful analysis.
If any broken bones are found, Dr.
Heather will order external coaptation
to stabilize the fracture(s) with the use
of tiny casts and bandages. If the bones
heal well, the bandages will be removed
and the vireo will undergo several weeks
of daily physical therapy sessions to help
it regain muscle flexibility through the
gentle stretching of its wings. PT also
includes daily trips to an outdoor flight
enclosure during which the patient can
rebuild strength and stamina with short
By the end of November, it is hoped
that the red-eyed vireo, patient #2744,
will have made a full recovery and be
returned to its wild home.
CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation
of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife
hospital providing veterinary care for
native and migratory wildlife from our
local area. The hospital accepts patients
seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5
p.m. Mail donations to PO Box 150,
Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or
visit: www.crowclinic.org.
The red-eyed vireo, patient #2744, is weighed each morning to ensure that it is not losing
weight. The tiny patient weighed a mere 17 grams upon admission to the wildlife clinic.
Plant Smart
Yellow Water Lily
by Gerri Reaves
ellow water lily (Nymphaea mexicana) is a native aquatic plant
found in quiet shallow freshwater ponds and pools. It is an easy-togrow hardy species for a bog or water garden.
Florida’s native water-lily populations were greatly diminished due to
the water-hyacinth, an ornamental first imported about 130 years ago.
However, because of the state’s huge efforts to control that invasive species,
plants like the yellow water lily now have a chance to return to previous
Conversely, in some parts of the U.S., yellow water lily has itself become
invasive. In California, for example, it is officially listed as a noxious weed.
It is easily recognizable by the showy yellow flowers perched on stalks
slightly above the water’s surface. Multi-petaled, fragrant, and about four
inches across, they bloom most of the year but are dormant in colder
They last for days, attract butterflies, and close in the evening. Closed
flowers submerge to produce green berries with many seeds.
The flowers can be used in flower arrangements.
The leaves grow on stalks rooted in the pond bottom and float flat on
the water surface. The undersides of the leaves might be purplish or reddish.
The rounded leaf has a deep split where the stalk attaches to the center. A leaf can measure nearly a foot in diameter and lasts about six weeks
before turning yellow.
Prevent yellow water lily from spreading throughout an entire pond by
keeping it in pots to control the thick creeping rhizomes.
Yellow water lily is a less-aggressive species that the native white water
lily (Nymphaea odorata) and is therefore better suited to a small water garden.
Give it full sun for maximum blooms. Propagate it by division.
This species is also known as Mexican water lily and banana water lily.
Hybrids in an array of colors have been developed.
Sources: National Audubon Field Guide to Florida, ifas.ufl.edu, and
Plant Smart explores the plant life of South Florida and sustainable
landscape practices.
Nature Center
Upcoming Events
he Calusa Nature Center &
Planetarium in Fort Myers
announced their November 2014
schedule of events:
Tuesday, November 11, all day –
Veterans Day Celebration
Service men and women and their
family members are admitted free. We
want to thank all who serve with a day on
us. Includes museum, planetarium shows
(starting at 1:30 p.m.) and trails. Tables
located underneath the museum are great
for a family picnic. Please provide proof of
service at register.
Tuesday, November 11, 11 a.m. to
noon – Hikes For Tykes
Open to pre-schoolers, up to age 5.
Start your little ones loving the outdoors
at a young age, and they will always feel
comfortable and at home there. Free with
regular paid admission, and parents, you
get to go, too.
Thursday, November 13, noon to 4
p.m. – Getting Picky
A new bluegrass music group in
Southwest Florida, Getting Picky is dedicated to playing bluegrass and sharing it
with others. You can hear them on the
second and fourth Thursday of each
month at the Iona House. Free with paid
Saturday, November 15, 10 a.m. to
noon – Guided Trail Hike with Brenda
There is so much to learn about the
Native yellow water lily is a pretty addition to a water garden
real Florida, a place very different from
the rest of the country where most of us
are from. Bring the kids. This is a fantastic opportunity to see Southwest Florida
through an expert’s eyes, to ask questions
and to learn about your new home.
Saturday, November 15, 11 a.m. to
1 p.m. – Crafters For Critters Workshop:
Fall & Winter Crafts
Come out and learn about new nature
crafts. Guest instructors will demonstrate
a variety of crafts for all ages and abilities. Crafters For Critters will offer regular
classes and encourage local crafters to sell
their items in our gift shop.
Tuesday, November 18, 10 to 11 a.m.
– STEM Program: Space Racers
All children ages 3 to 8 years are invited to attend a program in the planetarium
theater to watch a video segment of Space
Racers, receive instruction about the concept shown and do a hands-on activity.
Members are free for this program, nonmembers are $5 per child. Pre-payment
and registration required. RSVP by calling
275-3435 or visit www.calusanature.org.
Saturday, November 22, 11 a.m. –
Paper Making Demo with artist Bobbi
In the museum, free with paid admission. Demonstration on making your own
paper from junk mail. Turn unwanted
recyclables into something useful,
Robertson will show you how it’s done.
She will have kits for sale, which make
great gifts for the holiday season. We plan
on having her for arts and crafts classes in
the Iona House in the near future.
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photo by Gerri Reaves
Guided Nature Walks Offered At
Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve
eason kicks off at the Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve with a Full Moon Walk
on Thursday, November 6 at 5:30 p.m. Additional programs include a Primitive
Fire workshop on Saturday, November 8 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and a Pine
Needle Basket-Making class on Saturday, November 15 from 9 a.m. to noon. All programs require preregistration online at www.LeeParks.org or by phone at 533-7440
and have fees associated with them; parking is additional.
Enjoy the Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve in a different light on the guided Full
Moon Walk, which is a sensory tour. The cost is $7 per person (ages 6 and older)
and is limited to the first 30 people who sign up. Explore fire making techniques in a
Primitive Fire workshop as participants learn how to properly collect wood, construct
a fire tipi, and try different methods of fire making. There will be a one hour break
for lunch; you may bring your own or buy lunch three miles away at chain restaurants
or grocery stores. The cost is $4 per person (ages 10 and older) and minors must be
accompanied by a participating adult. Learn how to make a basket out of pine needles
in our fall basket making class. The cost is $15 per person and all participants should
be able to complete a small basket by the end of class.
November also marks the start of the photo contest sponsored by the Friends of Six
Mile Cypress Slough Preserve. Pick out your favorite Slough photos and enter them
by 3:30 p.m. on January 31, 2015. Each contestant may submit up to three photos.
Contest rules and entry forms are available at the Interpretive Center desk or online at
Join Suzanne Frechette, an experienced Slough volunteer naturalist and artist, as
she leads en plein air sketching workshops at the Slough on November 7 and 21 from
12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Artists, beginner through advanced, are welcome to participate.
The workshops will be limited to six participants. Each participant must bring their
own art materials and sketchbooks, focusing primarily on graphite, ink, watercolor,
pastels and other portable, non-toxic media. Each session will end with a half hour to
share your work with others in the group. Reservations required by calling Suzanne at
313-6201 or by email with a subject line of “Sketching Club” to [email protected]
gmail.com. Donations of $10 per session to the Friends of Six Mile Cypress Slough
Preserve are encouraged. Parking fee of $1 per hour per vehicle is required.
Relax and restore in the sanctuary of the Slough with Terri Fields in a beginner
to intermediate level traditional yoga class held on Tuesdays, November 18 through
December 16 from 9 to 10:15 a.m. Students must be capable of getting up and down
continued on page 24
Free Guided Nature Walks
To Resume At Conservancy
White ibis
Roseate spoonbill
onservancy of Southwest Florida offers free guided nature walks at three locations. All walks are conducted by trained Conservancy of Southwest Florida
volunteers and are subject to weather conditions and volunteer availability.
Times and days are subject to change. Not available on holidays. The schedule is:
• Clam Pass, Naples, December 2 through April 30, Monday through Saturday
at 9 a.m. Learn the importance of mangrove trees, some Florida history, and meet
fascinating creatures and plants that share this unique habitat. Meet your guide at the
gazebo near the parking lot tram stop. Wear sun protection. Clam Pass Park is located
west of U.S. 41 on Seagate Drive. Free parking with beach sticker. Approximately two
• Tigertail Beach, Marco Island, January 6 through April 25, Monday through
Friday at 8:30 a.m. See shore birds, wading birds, fiddler crabs, mangroves, live shells
and more. Meet your Tigertail Beach volunteer guides at the kiosk for a walking tour
of this natural beach. A designated destination on the Great Florida Birding Trail,
Tigertail Beach is well-known to birders worldwide. The tidal lagoon and mudflats
offer great views of many of the Gulf Coast’s seasonal and year-round avian residents
Fisherman’s Paradise:
Battle Of The
by Cynthia A.
erry C.
(1915 to
1976) was something of a legend
as a fisherman
in the waters off
Fort Myers in the
1950s and early 1960s. Reproduced
for you here are chapters from his
unfinished Fisherman’s Paradise, an
account of his fishing adventures that
are often hilarious and always instructional. It is presented by Williams’
daughter, Cynthia Williams, a freelance
writer and editor living in Bokeelia on
Pine Island.
Berry is fishing for Jewfish with his
mother, whom he refers to as “Granny.”
He has caught a monster Jewfish at the
Sanibel ferry slip and hauled him on an
anchor line into the boat.
Chapter VI Part III
With a pair of pliers, I finally got the
hook out of the fish’s mouth and sagged
back on the gunnel, raising my left hand
to the man still shouting down from the
ferry ramp to indicate that I’d talk to him
as soon as I could catch my breath. When
I explained to him that this was a baby
Jewfish that would run only about 100
such as ospreys, pelicans, plovers, sandpipers, egrets, herons and roseate spoonbills,
some of which are rare or endangered. Walks are 1 to 2 hours. Bring water shoes and
binoculars. Take U.S. 41 (Tamiami Trail) to 951 (Collier Boulevard) South to Marco
Island. Turn right on Kendall Court, the fifth light after crossing the bridge to Marco
Island. Turn left at four-way stop sign at Hernando Court to Tigertail Beach. Free
parking with beach sticker; otherwise subject to parking fee.
• Briggs Boardwalk, Rookery Bay, January 6 through March 31, Monday through
Friday at 8:30 a.m. Free, self-guided boardwalk open year-round, dawn to dusk.
Volunteer guides are available most mornings. View five eco-communities from scrub
to brackish ponds. The boardwalk is a Great Florida Birding Trail site. From U.S. 41
(Tamiami Trail), go East to 951(Collier Boulevard). From I-75, take Exit 101 to 951.
Take 951 South toward Marco Island. About three miles past where 951 intersects
with U.S. 41, turn right on Shell Island Road. Go one mile, park in front of building
with flagpole and take path on right to back of building where boardwalk starts. Do
not enter or go toward the private building.
For information about the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, call 239-262-0304
or visit www.conservancy.org.
him up. The Jewfish
was on his way to
making a first down
on the other side of
the ferry slip when
I arched my back
and really sat down
on it. The fish’s
progress came to a
sudden halt, and the
battle of the century
To make it worse,
the confounded ferry
boat, The Islander,
was bearing down
on us. I frantically
shouted for them
to wait until I could
get the fish out of
the way and mother
started waving her
arms, motioning
them back. The
skipper obliged by
throwing the boat
into neutral and then
into reverse to check
Berry C. Williams and Granny at Punta Rassa fish camp in 1957
its drifting in upon
us. That gave me
pounds, he said it was the damndest sight
back across the
he’d ever witnessed, that he’d traveled
slip. I used almost superhuman strength
all over the world fishing and he’d never
in doing so. I knew the ferry wouldn’t
seen the equal of it. I told him if he’d just
wait long to come in on us and that the
hold his water a few minutes, I’d show it
propeller would break my line. The guy
to him all over again.
on the ramp was like a jumping jack,
This time, I hooked a larger sheepsmaking every kind of exclamation known
head through the back and gently eased
to man.
him over the side. He hadn’t sunk over
Each time I got the fish’s head up,
six feet when a Jewfish tried to gobble
I made some progress by lurching him
toward me with all my strength, and in
less than 10 minutes, I had him at the
side of the boat.
To be continued next week…
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the Fishes
12600 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers
Winner Of New
Play Contest
by Di Saggau
he winner
of Theatre
16th annual New
Play Contest is
official. A Position
of Relative
Importance, a
comedy by Hal
Borden, will be
performed in May.
The theater’s annual New Play Contest
fundraiser was held November 1 at
the Alliance for the Arts. Following an
hour of food, wine and camaraderie,
everyone enjoyed staged readings from
the three finalists. Before the readings
began, Artistic Director Bill
Taylor came on stage and
said, “I don’t care what
anyone says, this is the best
looking and most intelligent
audience,” and that brought
lots of laughs because it’s
obviously a take off of what
another artistic director in
the area says before each
Taylor talked about the
first year of the New Play
Contest when only 52
entries were submitted. On
top of that, he said most
were terrible and he didn’t find one
worth producing until he read the 52nd
entry. Things have changed considerably.
This year, he received over 600 entries
from across the United States, Canada,
Australia, Brazil and England.
A Position of Relative Importance is
about a young man named Frank Truman
who needs a job and his attempt to climb
the corporate ladder is thwarted by a cantankerous retiree who uses Frank’s name
on his blog. The old man offers him a job
interview at a mysterious company. It’s
then we see how far an ambitious young
man will go to land a job he knows nothing about.
Next up at Theatre Conspiracy is
Swell Party by Topher Payne. This witty
drama opens November 21. It takes
place in 1932 at the estate home of the
RJ Reynolds family and is based on a
very mysterious event which took place
that summer.
Lauren Drexler with, Dave and Sue Robinson
William and Shareen Groce (who works for
BIG ARTS and lives on Sanibel)
Tiffany Campbell and Angie Koch
Chester and Pam Blackford with Bill Taylor
1131 First Street, Fort Myers Beach
at the Fort Myers Historic Seaport at
Nervous Nellie’s Marina. Call 463-8077.
Lyn Brown, Janet Bunch, Noreen Raney and Denise Vannelli
Ian Raney and Bruce Bunch
From page 9
Fort Myers Fare
Rick and Lindsey Scheinert with Susan and Nancy Gibson
Nervous Nellie’s is a casual, familyfun restaurant that boasts a large selection of appetizers, fresh seafood, overstuffed sandwiches and entrées. Dine
in air-conditioned comfort or outside
on Nellie’s 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
area’s premier musical talent.
Just upstairs from Nellie’s is Ugly’s
Waterside Bar, the place where everyone gets prettier, and happy hour is all
day, every day.
Parking for your car or boat for free
for patrons. The GPS coordinates are
26”27’23.41” N • 81”57’15.18” W.
Get hooked on great cuisine and
spirits at SS Hookers. The restaurant
pays tribute to the rich history of Punta
Rassa, the home of big game fishing. It
serves American cuisine with a Cajun
twist. Waterfront dining is available daily
for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
After a triumphant day of fishing,
bring your catch to the restaurant: If you
hook it, our chef will cook it.
A late night bar features live music
nightly. A fresh seafood market, bait
shop and gifts are also on-site.
17501 Harbour Pointe Drive, Fort
Myers. Call 466-4377.
Formerly known as the Sunshine
Seafood Cafe and Lounge, Sunshine
Grille serves all of your favorite dishes
for lunch and dinner. In addition to its
previous menu, the restaurant is also
serving gourmet flat breads prepared in
a wood fire stove with fresh oak. Woodfired steaks fill out the menu, including
a ribeye and a porterhouse, to go along
with our famous wood-fired filet mignon.
Happy hour and live music are featured
8700 Gladiolous Drive, Fort Myers.
Call 489-2233.
Artists And Students To Display Works
n Sunday, November 9, Arts of
the Inland will display works by
area artists in the Crown Room of
Majestic Golf Club, 350 Homestead Road
S. in Lehigh Acres. The show is open to
the public from 3 to 5 p.m. and the artwork is available for purchase.
This annual event, known as
Perceptions, is a juried/judged fine arts
show. Florida Gulf Coast University associate professor of art Mary Sullivan Voytek
will determine the award winners: Best
of Show, first, second and third place as
well as two non-cash honorable mention
awards. Arts of the Inland (AOI) member winners as well as Art Council of
Southwest Florida (ACSWF) member winners will be eligible for entry in the ACSWF
Biennial Winners’ Circle Show in 2017.
Artwork from students at East Lee
County High School, Lehigh will also be
on display. Samantha Hower, art director
at the school, said, “I would absolutely love
to share our students’ artwork, in our community.”
Local pianist and AOI member Millicent
Callobre will entertain during the art show The River by June DeVincent
and light hors d’oeuvres and beverages will
be served.
Arts of the Inland is a 501(c)3 public charity, supporting the visual, literary and
performing artists in the inland communities of South Florida. For more information,
contact LaVon Koenig at [email protected] or 239-303-5849.
Comedy At
Lab Theater
Annette Trossbach
n a delightful comedy, titled My
Brilliant Divorce, at The Laboratory
Theater of Florida, Angela shares her
humor, loneliness and insight into the
absurdities of life after her divorce. This
charming piece resonates with humor,
sarcasm, poignancy and kindness.
Even if you haven’t been divorced,
chances are you know someone who has.
Take a glimpse into the life of Angela,
who has been jilted for a 25-year-old
woman from Buenos Aires. There are
laughs and tears, ups and downs as
Angela adjusts to her new life and discovers wonderful things about herself, emerging stronger than ever.
Artistic Director Annette Trossbach
stars in the fast-moving play, in which she
plays divorcee Angela as well as 20 other
characters, such as Angela’s posh friend
Sylvie, sleazy boss Mr. Glute, and ex-army
trainer Jake. A teacher of physical theater,
Trossbach is delighted. She said, “There is
a wealth of characters with various physical ticks. It is so much fun to be flamboyantly flouncing one minute and small and
twitchy the next. As an audience member,
you never know what crazy person is
going to appear next.”
Nominated for the Laurence Olivier
Award, My Brilliant Divorce is “devastatingly honest… hugely empathetic and
amusing… packed with detail,” according
to the Sunday Express (London).
“My Brilliant Divorce is a fast-moving
play with many subtle layers and nuances
of emotion, sarcasm, and humor. The
truly wonderful dialogue is heartwarming,
funny and filled with relatable touches that
bring each point home whether you’ve
been through a divorce or not.”
– Hamptons.com.
The production is directed by John
McKerrow, of Shakespeare in Paradise.
Performances will be on November 7,
8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22 at 8 p.m. and
on November 16 at 2 p.m. at the theater, 1634 Woodford Avenue, in the Fort
Myers River District. Doors open at 7:30
p.m. Tickets are available online at www.
LaboratoryTheaterFlorida.com or by calling 218-0481. There will also be an opening night reception, starting at 7:15 p.m.
Tickets are $12 for students and $22 for
adults at the door. The theater also offers
Thursday night discounts to seniors and
military at $18.50 per ticket.
Our email address is [email protected]
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Award-Winning Drama Opens In
Florida Rep Artstage Studio Theatre
opportunity to experience theatre in an intimate setting where no one is more than
three rows from the action. The ArtStage Studio Theatre is the perfect space to see a
complex and realistic drama like Tribes.
Just back from college and starting out in life, Billy, born deaf, was raised inside a
fiercely idiosyncratic and politically incorrect cocoon. As the youngest of three siblings,
he’s had to adapt to his family’s unconventional ways and to reading lips in order to
communicate. Though deaf, Billy is the only one who truly listens. When he falls in
love with Sylvia, who is losing her hearing, she opens his eyes to the rich and varied
world of deaf culture – a world he never knew existed. Tribes is a sharp, witty story
about finding the place where you can be heard and a family that feels like home.
Tribes features Carrie Lund and David Breitbarth, Brittany Albury, Britt Michael
Gordon, Katrina Michaels and John Skelley.
Performances are Tuesday through Saturday at 8 p.m., with matinees on
Wednesday, Sunday and selected Saturdays. Single tickets are priced at $45 and $25
for discounted previews, and are now on sale through the box office by calling 3324488 and online at floridarep.org. Subscriptions for the season start at $130 for six
plays and offer up to 43 percent off single ticket prices.
Florida Repertory Theatre performs in the Historic Arcade Theatre and the
ArtStage Studio Theatre on Bay Street between Jackson and Hendry with free parking
in the Fort Myers River District.
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A scene from Tribes
lorida Repertory Theatre will kick off its 2014-15 ArtStage season with the
Florida premiere of Tribes, a daring new play by Nina Raine. Winner of the
2012 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play, Tribes plays November 7 to 30,
with three nearly sold-out previews on November 5 and 6.
“We are thrilled to be giving this hot, new drama its Florida premiere,” said
Founder and Producing Artistic Director Robert Cacioppo. “Tribes took London and
New York by storm, and won every major award that an Off-Broadway play can win.
Not only will it make you laugh, but it will take your breath away. It really is one of the
best written plays in recent years, and tells a sometimes hilarious and sometimes heartbreaking story of one eccentric family’s journey to understanding one another.”
Florida Rep’s ArtStage Studio Theatre is a 120-seat black box located down the
hall from the Arcade Theatre’s lobby. This smaller venue offers audiences a unique
he next Connect Networking event
held at the Sidney & Berne Davis
Art Center will be on Thursday,
November 13 from 5:30- 7:30 p.m.
This month’s Connect Networking Topic
is Think Global, Act Local; Conscious
Capitalism, The Power of Your Purchase
featuring guest speaker Wear The Fund
founder Samuel Lewis, an active and
charity conscious member in our local
Wear The Fund is a local T-shirt company founded by brothers Samuel Lewis
and Joshua Lewis that began as a dream
to make a difference. Within their three
years of experience as entrepreneurs,
Samuel Lewis learned that financial success
does not bring true happiness. Instead, he
was able to attain a sense of fulfillment by
giving back to others. Wear The Fund gives
back a percentage of every transaction to
one of their non-profit partners.
On November 13, he has prepared a
Samuel Lewis
presentation about the responsibility of a
consumer and will explain how a consumer can “Think global” and “Act local” when
considering each purchase to directly impact the local economy. He has a strong message – We are the consumers, we drive trends and the power of your purchase is evident, and has a very real impact.
This month’s Connect will also feature Innovative social media tips by guest speaker
Nicole Forbis, a Naples native with an entrepreneurial and philanthropic spirit. Social
media is key to expanding awareness about your business. Forbis is heading up the
innovative social media company, Snapdragon, as the Chief Digital Officer. Forbis has
been a consultant in the social media industry for nearly a decade (since before the
advent of Facebook), providing social media management, marketing, digital advertising, and interactive live event coverage.
Connect Networking is open to everyone and is an empowering and positive group
where people can get to know each other, expand business and personal relationships,
and connect in their community. The event also includes raffle prizes, appetizers and
networking fun.
Connect events take place the second Thursday of every month at the Davis Art
Center, 2301 First Street in the downtown Fort Myers River District. Melissa DeHaven
hosts the monthly event. Appetizers this month are sponsored by City Tavern.
Admission is $10, and $30 business promotional table space is available.
For more information, visit www.sbdac.com or contact Melissa DeHaven at
[email protected]
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The Southwest Florida Symphony
Opens 54th Masterworks Season
Leif Bjaland
Leif Bjaland and Bill Larsen
he Southwest Florida Symphony presents the first Masterworks concert of its
54th season on Saturday, November 15 entitled A Postcard From Italy.
Masterworks I: A Postcard From Italy happens at Barbara B. Mann
Performing Arts Hall at 8 p.m. Prior to the performance, at 7 p.m., patrons are invited to attend a conductor led pre-concert lecture. These lectures are offered in order to
better educate audiences about the pieces being performed.
Masteroworks I: A Postcard From Italy is guest conducted by Maestro Leif Bjaland.
This concert pays tribute to the symphony’s new music director, Nir Kabaretti, who
Bill Larsen
hails from Florence, Italy, with pieces by
great Italian composers and music inspired by Italian culture. Musical selections include
Rossini’s Overture to L’Italiana in Algieri, Vivaldi’s The Goldfinch, featuring a solo
by the Southwest Florida Symphony’s own principal flutitst, Bill Larsen, Tchaikovsky’s
Capriccio Italien, Verdi’s Overture to La Forza del Destino and Respighi’s Pines of
Tickets cost between $22 and $82 per person and may be purchased online at
www.swflso.org, by visiting the Southwest Florida Symphony Box Office, located at
8290 College Parkway, Suite 103 in Fort Myers, by calling the Symphony Box Office
at 418-1500 or at the Barbara B. Mann Box Office one and a half hours prior to the
concert. Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall is located at 13350 Edison Parkway
in Fort Myers.
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Ghostbird Theatre Company
Presents Unique Drama
A hybrid between film and live performance, the play follows the twists and turns,
the mundane, the surreal and the comical, of a relationship at the edge of ending.
The story of Mia and Charles takes place on film, but the guilt-induced nightmares are
played out live on stage like real life.
Puppets, jig-dancing devils, swamp creatures and strangers all seek to join Mia as
she makes her journey. While whimsical and magical, the themes and content of this
play are for mature audiences.
Ghostbird veteran actors Dana Lynn Frantz and Joshua Johnson play the lead
roles, Mia and Charles. Rounding out the ensemble are Sarah Blinkhorn, Brittney
Brady, Mike Breen, Jim Brock, Jake Eveker, Rebakah Goldberg, Katelyn Gravel and
Hanny Zuniga.
Original music will be composed and performed by Philip Heubeck.
Tickets are $10, and available through the Sidney & Berne Davis Arts Center
ticket office or online at www.sbdac.com. Saturday performances, November 15 and
22, are at 2 p.m. All other showtimes are at 8 p.m. The Sidney & Berne Davis Art
Center is located at 2301 First Street in downtown Fort Myers.
Concert At FGCU
Dana Lynn Frantz and Joshua Johnson star in Wooden Mouth
hostbird Theatre Company will be presenting a new play by Barry Cavin,
entitled Wooden Mouth. This dramatic work will be shown November 12
to 16 and November 19 to 23 at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in
downtown Fort Myers.
he Bower School of Music & the Arts at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU)
presents The Diverse Trombone as part of the Faculty & Guest Artist Series in
the U.Tobe Recital Hall on Saturday, November 8 at 3:30 p.m. The concert
features John Fedchock and Jennifer Wharton with FGCU trombone faculty member Michael Zion and members of the FGCU Trombone Ensemble.
Fedchock’s illustrious career in jazz has spanned over three decades. Since his
emergence on the scene in 1980, Fedchock has established himself as a world-class
trombone soloist, a heralded bandleader and a Grammy-nominated arranger.
Bass trombonist Jennifer Wharton has a diverse list of Broadway experience including, Wonderland, 9 to 5, Mary Poppins, Wicked, The Lion King, The Phantom of
the Opera, Anything Goes, West Side Story and Gypsy. Zion is principal trombone
with ArtisNaples and an instructor of trombone at FGCU.
Tickets are $10 for the general public and $7 for students and are available online
at www.fgcu.edu/cas/bsm or at the door.
For more information, contact head of Instrumental Studies and Winds Ensembles
and Associate Professor of Music Rod Chesnutt at 590-7188.
Workshops At The Alliance
Collage and painting sessions
Painting brings out the creativity in adults and children
he 2014-15 education season at the Alliance for the Arts is off and running and there are new classes beginning every week. Adult classes starting
soon include: Mix it Up! Mixed Media, Life Drawing, Zentangle, Landscape
Painting, Graffiti & Urban Art, Acrylic Painting, Copyright Law for Artists, TV/
Film Audition Techniques, Fair Use for the Visual Artist, Watercolors that Glow, and
Frame Loom Weaving.
New youth and teen classes include: Cool Collages (6-10), Mixed Media (14+),
Zentangle Drawing (16+), Graffiti & Urban Art (13+), Modern Painting (9+), Acrylic
Painting for Beginners (16+), Tv/Film Audition Techniques (14+), Put it Together
Assemblage (6-10), Artist Trading Cards (5-10), Sketchbook Drawing (8+), Frame
Loom Weaving (16+), and Guitar, Piano or Drum Lessons (Ages 7+). To see a complete list of class offerings, visit ArtInLee.org/learn.
Join the growing community of artists, instructors, students and patrons this fall by
taking a class at the Alliance. With an Alliance membership, you receive 20 percent
off all classes, as well as many other benefits including exhibition opportunities and gift
shop and ticket discounts. For more information, or to register for a class online, visit
ArtInLee.org, call 939-2787 or contact Education Director Brandi Couse at [email protected]
The Alliance for the Arts is at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial
Boulevard in Fort Myers.
Kids create unusual works
Kids Helping Kids Festival
lliance Financial Group will present the 2nd annual Kids Helping Kids Festival
on Sunday, November 9 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Centennial Park in
Downtown Fort Myers in the River District.
General admission to the event is free and tickets will be available for purchase for
food and activities. Tickets are $10 for unlimited activities. Proceeds from the event
will benefit Golisano Children’s Hospital and the children of Southwest Florida.
The Kids Helping Kids Festival will also include a 5K run at 7 a.m. There will be
prizes for overall age groups and for the top youth group and corporate teams. To register for the 5K, visit www.KidsHelpingKidsSWFL.com.
The festival will begin immediately after the 5K at 8 a.m. and will feature a boot
camp-style obstacle course for children and adults, a zip line, rock wall, youth entertainment, bounce house, food and more.
The cast of Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, now playing at Broadway Palm
Dinner Theatre, will also perform live at the festival. There will also be youth performances by North Fort Myers Academy of the Arts Steel Drum Band, Community
Youth Chorus, Creative Theater Workshop, Bayshore Elementary School, Symphony
Youth Orchestra Ensembles, the Florida Repertory Theatre Children’s Theatre and
“We are proud of the youth in our community and want to give them an opportunity to give back,” said Jerry Hemmer of Alliance Financial Group. “Our firm is proud
to host the second annual Kids Helping Kids Festival. We hope the community will join
us for this exciting event to support Golisano Children’s Hospital and the children of
Southwest Florida.”
“This is an opportunity for our community and the children in Southwest Florida
to come together in a unique way,” added Nick Naples, Lee Memorial Health System
Foundation trustee. “We are excited to have this opportunity to showcase our mission
and the wonderful children that we serve.”
Opportunities for sponsorships and vendors are still available. For more information, contact Jennifer Berg at [email protected] or 560-2831.
Students have fun creating
Craft Guild Exhibit Now On Display
he Southwest Florida Fine Craft Guild’s second exhibit this season is on
view at the Southwest Florida Community Foundation through January 4. A
wine reception will be held on on Thursday, December 11 from 4 to 6 p.m.
The Southwest Florida Fine Craft Guild is a member of the Art Council of Southwest
Florida. This exhibit is part of a partnership with the Art Council and the Community
Foundation to help raise money for the scholarships in the arts in Lee County.
Traditional craft as well as contemporary craft will be on display in the offices of
the Community Foundation, located at 8771 College Parkway, Building 2, Suite 201,
in Fort Myers. For information on hours and directions, call 274-5900 or visit www.
School Smart
by Shelley M.
Greggs, NCSP
My first
grade daughter has
attention deficit
hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). She
is trying her best at
school and we have
a lot of behavioral
supports in place for her at school and at
home. I am just wondering if you know of
any new information that might be helpful for us.
Lucinda N.,
Fort Myers Beach
I’m glad to hear that you have already
put some supports in place for your
daughter to help her with her ADHD.
Supports such as visual cues, calendars,
charts and prompts typically will help all
children and often are essential for children who need extra time and guidance
to stay on track at school.
Recent research just published in the
Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology
has found evidence that a 30-minute
moderate to vigorous exercise session
before school can provide some benefits
in reducing symptoms of ADHD.
The randomized study included 202
kindergarteners, first graders and second
graders and showed that those who completed 12 weeks of before-school physical
activity had significantly higher reductions
in inattention and moodiness than those
who completed a classroom-based activity.
While you may not have access to a
formal exercise program before school
this is certainly something that you and
your daughter could design together.
Bicycle riding, swimming, running, brisk
walking or even a fun exercise tape would
certainly provide some moderate to vigorous exercise for her. You may not even
need a 30-minute session and you could
experiment with the amount of time
needed. If you do implement this exercise
session, make sure to ask her teacher to
observe for any differences in your daughter’s ability to stay focused in class.
You may also want to ask your
daughter for her observations as well.
Anecdotally, I worked with a kindergartener with attention concerns many years
ago and we implemented a 15-minute
running program for him before the
school bus picked him up and it seemed
to help him with his inattention.
I do think this technique is worth a try.
And, of course, we know that is aerobic
exercise is a health-producing activity and
there are really no negative side effects
from it. You may even want to join her
and get your exercise for the day as well.
Shelley Greggs is adjunct faculty at
Florida SouthWestern State College,
where she teaches psychology and
education courses. She is also a nationally certified school psychologist and
consultant for School Consultation
Services, a private educational consulting company. Questions for publication
may be addressed to [email protected]
com. Not all questions submitted can
be addressed through this publication.
Shell Point Informational Meetings
Aerial view of Shell Point Retirement Community
esidents of Southwest Florida who would like to learn about resort-style retirement options and lifecare from an experienced retirement counselor are invited to attend one of several informational meetings at Shell Point Retirement
The meetings will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 11 and Wednesday,
November 19 in the main Commons located in The Woodlands neighborhood at Shell
After the presentation, guests can tour The Island neighborhood and visit furnished
models in The Woodlands neighborhood. Guests will also learn more about The
Estuary, Shell Point’s newest neighborhood, which will include 50 residences in a
combination of single-family and twin villa homes along with a community center and
pool. Admission to the sessions is free; however, seating is limited, so reservations are
required and may be made by visiting www.shellpoint.org/seminars or calling Maureen
Thomson at 466-1131 or 1-800-780-1131.
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How To
Customize Your
Mac Dock
by Carol Rooksby
Weidlich, President,
he Dock
of your
Mac where
Application Icons
can be stored
provides options
to change many
aspects of the
Dock’s appearance
and how it behaves. You can adjust its
size, where it’s located on your screen
(left, bottom, right) and the magnification
level when you hover your mouse over
those App icons. You can also set for
toggling the app-launch bounce, Dock
auto-hide, and active application indicators
To make changes to your Dock, go to
the Apple icon in the top left corner. Here
you’ll find two options to use to make your
changes – System Preferences and Dock.
Open System Preferences > Dock. The
first thing you see is a slide bar for Size.
You can change the size of your Dock
stretched across the screen. Hard to see
the small dock? Just slide the bar up to
the right and it expands in length and size
of the icons. If you use a lot of Apps and
have them on your Dock, adjusting the size
of the Dock goes only so far.
So, now look at the next slide for
Magnification. This slide adjusts the size of
your App icons as you move your mouse
over the Dock.
Position on Screen is next, allowing you
to move your Dock to one of three sides of
your screen. Go ahead and try the different
Next is Minimize windows using offering two options – Genie effect and Scale
effect. The Genie effect is what all Macs do
by default. Whenever you minimize a window, the window gets skinny at the bottom
and gets “sucked into” the dock. Switch
to the Scale minimize effect and you’ll see
windows now fly down into the dock in
less than a second.
You now have five choices to try.
Clicking Double-click a window’s title bar
to minimize, lets you double click the
window’s title bar instead of the green
dot in the upper left hand corner of your
window. Minimize windows into application icon helps to reduce clutter at the
right side of your dock if you have multiple
applications open. With Animate opening
applications, you can see the application
icon “bounce” in the Dock while it is opening. Automatically hide and show the Dock
is great if you like to use a full screen view
and not have to worry if your mouse travels near the dock and you accidently click
on app icon and open another app. The
Show indicator lights for open applications
turns on a small spotlight under the open
app icon in the Dock. While sliding your
mouse across the Dock, look under the
icons for the spotlight for programs you
have open.
Another option to make your changes
starts again with the Apple icon. Instead
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of System Preferences, click on Dock
for some shortcuts to make the above
Workshops are held the second
Tuesday of each month from 1 to 3 p.m.,
and meetings on the fourth Tuesday of
each month from 7 to 9 p.m. (with the
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Financial Focus
Prepare Far
Ahead For LongTerm Care Costs
by Jennifer Basey
is LongTerm Care
Awareness Month –
a month dedicated
to educating the
public about the
need to prepare
for the potentially
devastating costs of
long-term care. And
the more you know about these expenses,
the better prepared you will be to deal
with them.
To begin with, just how expensive is
long-term care? Consider this: The average
cost for a private room in a nursing home
is more than $87,000 per year, according
to the 2014 Cost of Care Survey produced
by Genworth, a financial-services company.
And the average cost of an assisted living facility, which provides a level of care
that is not as extensive as that offered by
a nursing home, is $42,000 per year,
according to the same Genworth study.
All long-term care costs have risen steadily
over the past several years, with no indication that they will level off.
Many people, when they think about
long-term care at all, believe that Medicare
will pay these costs – but that’s just not
the case. Typically, Medicare only covers a small percentage of long-term care
expenses, which means you will have to
take responsibility.
Of course, if you are fortunate, you
may go through life without ever needing
to enter a nursing home or an assisted living facility, or even needing help from a
home health-care aide. But given the costs
involved, can you afford to jeopardize your
financial independence – or, even worse,
impose a potential burden on your grown
To prevent these events, you will need
to create a strategy to pay for long-term
care expenses – even if you never incur
them. Basically, you have two options: You
could self-insure or you could “transfer the
risk” to an insurer.
If you were going to self-insure, you
would need to set aside a considerable sum
of money, as indicated by the costs mentioned above. And you would likely need to
invest a reasonably high percentage of this
money in growth-oriented investments. If
you chose this self-insurance route, but you
never really needed a significant amount of
long-term care, you could simply use the
bulk of the money for your normal living
expenses during retirement and earmark
the remainder for your estate. However, if
you did need many years of nursing home
care, you could end up going through all
your money.
As an alternative, you could transfer
the risk of paying for long-term care to an
insurance company. Many plans are available these days, so, to find the choice that
is appropriate for your needs, you will want
to consult with a professional financial advisor.
Here’s a word of caution, though: The
premiums for this type of protection rise
pretty rapidly as you get older, so, if you
are considering adding this coverage, you
may be better off by acting sooner, rather
than later.
None of us can know with certainty
what the future holds for us. Ideally, you
will always remain in good shape, both
mentally and physically, with the ability to
take care of yourself. But, as you’ve heard,
it’s best to “hope for the best, but plan for
the worst.” So, take the lessons of LongTerm Care Awareness Month to heart and
start preparing yourself for every scenario.
Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor
in Fort Myers. She can be reached at [email protected]
Make-A-Wish Announces
10,000th Wish Will Be Made
ake-A-Wish Southern Florida announced that Fort Myers will be the location
where the 10,000th wish will be granted by the Southern Florida Chapter.
Luke, a 12-year-old who suffers from severe Hemophilia B, wished for a
lighthouse-themed “man cave” – his wish will come true on Friday, November 14 at the
family’s home in Fort Myers. The Wish Reveal/Ribbon Cutting will be held at 4 p.m.
The 10,000th Wish is a major achievement for Make-A-Wish Southern Florida’s
Chapter as there are only five chapters in the world that have met this milestone. MakeA-Wish will be Facebooking and tweeting live on wish day and the days leading up to
the wish; when posting in social media, use the hashtag: #10kWishes.
“The wishes we grant to Luke and kids like him bring happiness and the memories
often provide inspiration to continue fighting against the health issues that threaten their
lives. 10,000 wishes is an amazing milestone and we’re proud to continue to make
a positive impact on the lives of children throughout Southern Florida,” said Norman
Wedderburn, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish Southern Florida.
The 10,000th wish is being sponsored by Wishketeers, the team captained by Barb
and Rick Gallo from the 2014 Walk For Wishes at FGCU last spring.
For more information about Make-A-Wish, visit www.sfla.wish.org or call 992-9474
to get involved.
Mom And Me
by Lizzie and Pryce
izzie and Pryce answer your questions and give advice about aging
concerns from a two-generational
perspective. A mother and daughter team,
Lizzie is a retired RN and health educator,
and Pryce is a licensed psychotherapist in
private practice who specializes in the care
of elders and people with chronic illnesses.
Dear Mom & Me,
I am an older businesswoman working in a very stressful business. All of the
women and some of the men realize that
a youthful appearance is a must, so we all
try our very best; surgery, skincare exercise, clothing, etc.
What baffles me is how can you keep
your age a secret when you are always
asked for your birth date and/or driver’s
license? Where I live, this is your identification sometimes even in the grocery store.
Nothing seems to be private any more
and privacy seems to be a thing of the
past and our birthdate is how we are
judged. How do you suggest I get around
giving this information?
Dear Vera,
Protect your private information as
much as you can. If someone asks to
see your license, ask why. A cell phone
company required copying my license for
the two-year contract. I asked why and the
staff member said it was “policy.” I told
them they could look at my license and
verify my name and address but not copy
it. I also told them that if that was not
enough, I would take my business elsewhere. Apparently, that was good enough
for them; they did not copy my license
and they got my business. Apparently, so
many people complained, it is no longer
their policy.
A friend of mine will not allow any
clerk to look at her license when writing a
check; she writes her license number on
the check herself. Another friend will show
her license but hold it in a way to cover up
her birth date.
I believe everyone has the right to protect their privacy, and in this day and age,
it is a necessity.
Dear Vera,
You are absolutely right; privacy seems
to be a thing of the past in our modern
society. Some cultures keep private information private and residents have to fight
continued on page 24
Freak Out And
Go Bed Dancing
by Suzy Cohen, RPh
this morning, Sam
clicked on Pandora
on his iPhone and
Le Freak started
playing. If you don’t
know that song,
look on YouTube
and watch the Freak
Out video by Chic, which was popular
in 1978 when I was 13 years old. We
must have healthy amygdalas because we
remembered the lyrics which go like this:
“Awww... Freak out! Le Freak! Say Chic!
Freak out!”
At some point, the beat overcame our
sleepiness and we both started to do a
little bed dance, complete with hip gyrations, but not in the way you are thinking.
(Stop thinking that, this is a family-friendly column!)
So anyway, Freak Out is playing and
we are gently moving to the groove. It’s
kind of sweet. Three minutes pass and
not a giggle, not a word, just moving,
barely awake. My mind drifts back to an
awkward high school dance with a guy I
used to like.
continued on page 24
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Back to reality. Sam rolled out of
bed and wobbled to the bathroom, kind
of like an 80-year-old. He went from
being super smooth under the sheets to
decrepit in under five seconds, and when
I pointed this out, we cackled together! It
dawned on me that bed dancing doesn’t
relieve joint stiffness, although it’s a nice
change from spooning.
Joint stiffness and pain are no laughing matter. An estimated 52.5 million
adults in the United States were told by
their doctor that they have some form of
arthritis, whether it is rheumatoid arthritis,
gout, lupus or fibromyalgia. You want
more flexibility and less pain and stiffness? I think yoga is the fastest, safest
way to achieve this. The following is a list
of options, but they do have interactions.
In the order they fall out of my brain,
here goes:
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this. Taken as a supplement, it supports
joint health and relieves pain. If you take
too much or you have bipolar disorder
because it may cause feelings of anger,
or symptoms of mania or hypomania.
Dosing with this incredible supplement is
key to reaping rewards.
Boswellia – I call this dietary supplement Mother Nature’s Celebrex. It’s an
inhibitor of 5-lipoxygenase, so it reduces
leukotriene production and human leukocyte elastase (HLE). This makes it a
strong anti-inflammatory with potential
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Doctor and Dietitian
Healing Injuries
by Ross Hauser, MD
and Marion Hauser, MS, RD
ave you ever been walking down
the sidewalk or out in your yard,
and – whoops! – you step in a
hole and twist your ankle? Or you are
running around the tennis court and you
hear your knee pop?
The RICE (rest, ice, compression and
elevation) protocol has been the gold
standard recommendation for soft tissue injuries for many years. However,
this treatment protocol has come under
recent attack, by none other than the
doctor who created the RICE protocol,
Gabe Mirkin, MD. We, on the other
hand, have been recommending the
MEAT (movement, exercise, analgesia
and treatment) protocol for years.
In a recent article, Dr. Mirkin writes
that both ice and rest may delay healing. This comes some 36 years after the
Cypress Cove
Board Chairman
Carl Barraco
arl A. Barraco, president of Fort
Myers civil engineering firm
Barraco & Associates, has been
elected chairman of Cypress Cove at
HealthPark Florida’s board of directors.
Barraco replaces attorney John Noland,
RICE protocol began. In our book Prolo
Your Sports Injuries Away, we dedicated
large sections to discussing the deleterious
effects of the RICE protocol on healing.
How should you treat a new injury?
1. Apply heat instead of ice.
2. Move the injured area around as
much as possible, performing gentle exercise that stimulates blood flow.
3. Avoid taking anti-healing medications such as anti-inflammatories, steroids
and narcotics. Choose natural pain relievers such as proteolytic enzymes (such as
4. Eat a healthy diet consisting of fresh
whole foods, avoiding processed foods.
5. Drink adequate water and stay
6. Get at least seven hours of sleep
per night.
7. Reduce stress.
8. Consider massage, chiropractic and
9. Consider regenerative injection
treatments such as Prolotherapy, PRP, or
stem cell injections if the injury does not
resolve on its own and lasts longer than
two months.
The body is amazing and can often
heal on its own when given the proper
building blocks to do so. Let’s give it the
best opportunity we can.
This information is not intended
to treat, cure or diagnose your condition. Caring Medical and Rehabilitation
Services has two locations: one in Oak
Park, Illinois, and one in Fort Myers.
It was established in 1991 by Ross
Hauser, MD, and Marion Hauser, MS,
RD. They can be reached at [email protected]
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who had served as board chairman since
2005. Noland will remain on the board,
serving as vice chairman.
Cypress Cove, located on a beautiful
48-acre campus at HealthPark Florida in
South Fort Myers, is a well-established,
highly-respected continuing care retirement community (CCRC) offering a variety
of quality living options to more than 550
Joining Barraco and Noland on the
executive committee is Lee Country
realtor Dawson McDaniel. He has been
elected secretary of the board of directors. Finemark National Bank & Trust Co.
president and CEO Joseph Catti has been
appointed treasurer.
The Cypress Cove board also appointed businesswoman Claudia Gadd Cowart,
Fort Myers businessman George T. Mann,
Jr. and attorney Tom Smoot III to fill three
open directors’ seats.
Barraco said he is excited about the
work ahead for the new board.
“I am very much honored to be given
this position at such an exciting time with
the start of several campus improvement
projects and the beginning of construction of the much needed Memory Care
Residences,” he said.
Ground breaking for the 45,000 square
foot Memory Care Residences at Cypress
Cove is November 13. Completion of the
two-story 44-private bedroom facility is
projected for early 2016.
Ceremony At
Cypress Cove
Mom And Me
to get the information, but here we all must fight to keep our private information private and it is becoming a losing battle in most areas.
Pryce has given you some suggestions; otherwise just keep up your routine. Good
health gives an air of youthful enthusiasm and you seem to be on the right track. Best
of luck.
Lizzie and Pryce’s email address is [email protected]
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Freak Out And Go Bed Dancing
benefits for arthritis, ulcerative colitis, asthma, back pain, IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and much more.
Vitamin C and B complex – It sounds too simple, doesn’t it? But combining Bs and
C increases the elasticity of cell walls. This allows muscle cells to stretch further without
Proteolytic enzymes – These break down proteins in your food, turning them into
amino acids and reducing inflammation and pain. Bromelain from pineapples or
papain from papaya are two popular fruit-derived enzymes. Just FYI, meat tenderizer
contains papain because it acts like a chemical meat mallet.
Glucosamine – Everyone has heard about this, it’s a dietary supplement that helps
prevent the break down of cartilage between joints.
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.SuzyCohen.com.
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Nature Center Upcoming Events
Thursday, November 27 (Thanksgiving Day) – Closed
Saturday, November 29, 11 a.m. to noon – The Back Ten Feet with Sue Scott
Our own education coordinator will share her knowledge on going native, giving up
chemicals and welcoming wildlife into your landscape. Want more birds and butterflies in
your garden? This is how to do it.
The Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium is located at 3450 Ortiz Avenue, at the
intersection of Colonial Boulevard and Six Mile Cypress (one minute from I-75 at Exit
136) in Fort Myers.
ypress Cove at HealthPark
Florida will hold a groundbreaking ceremony, marking the start
of construction for its Memory Care
Residencies, on November 13 at 3 p.m.
on the 48-acre continuing care retirement community (CCRC) campus.
The Memory Care Residences at
Cypress Cove – for Southwest Floridians
afflicted with Alzheimer’s and other forms
of dementia – will consist of a two-story
building offering 44 private rooms in
four small households. Anticipated opening for this facility is the spring of 2016.
When completed, the 45,000-square-foot
state-of-the-art residency will provide safe,
home-like surroundings ideal for providing
person-centered care to its residents.
The households and courtyard areas
will integrate the very best in visual aesthetics to support the therapeutic program aspect for caring of its residents.
Cypress Cove Executive Director Michele
Wasserlauf said that countless hours of
research were conducted by Cypress
Cove directors and a team of experts in
Alzheimer’s facility/program planning.
She noted that this group gleaned the
very best in facility planning and pro-
gramming which will be employed when
The Memory Care Residences opens in
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Guided Nature
Walks At Slough
from the floor and must have some ability to stretch and move. The fee is $40
for this five-week session. Meet on the
back deck of the Interpretive Center with
a mat and towel (a small number of mats
will be available for use).
Guided Nature Walks
Daily (seven days a week) from 9:30
to 11 a.m.
Join one of our daily Guided Nature
Walks at 9:30 a.m. as visitors stroll along
our fully accessible raised boardwalk trail
with an experienced volunteer naturalist. Walk is 90 minutes long and travels
three-quarters of a mile. Tour is free with
paid parking of $1 per hour per vehicle.
No reservations are necessary and no
groups of six or more. Walks occur seven
days a week and are limited to the first
20 people who arrive.
The Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve
is located at 7751 Penzance Blvd. in Fort
Myers. Call 533-7550 for more information.
LITERATURE: What famous character lived in the village of Little Whinging?
LANGUAGE: What does the Greek prefix “pan” mean?
SCIENCE: What is the primary substance that makes up most of a plant’s cell walls?
MOVIES: What 1990s comedy movie had the tagline, “You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll
5. MYTHOLOGY: What does the Greek goddess Iris personify?
6. ENTERTAINERS: What was the name of singer Michael Jackson’s famous California
7. ANIMAL KINGDOM: What is the collective noun for a group of mosquitoes?
8. ANATOMY: What is the correct medical name of the shoulder blade?
9. FAMOUS QUOTATIONS: What 20th-century doctor and theologian once said,
“Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory”?
10. MUSIC: How many keys are on most standard pianos?
1. Who was the last player before the Chicago Cubs’ Emilio Bonifacio in 2014 to start a season
with two four-hit games?
2. Entering 2014, when was the last time an A.L. West team won the World Series?
3. In 2012, Washington’s Alfred Morris became the third NFL rookie to rush for at least 1,600
yards and 13 touchdowns in a season. Name the other two.
4. Who was the last male college basketball player to win the Naismith College Player of the
Year award three times?
5. Name the oldest NHL expansion team to have not won a Stanley Cup.
6. Who was the last driver of the No. 43 car before Aric Almirola in 2014 to win a NASCAR
Cup race for Petty Motorsports?
7. In 2014, John Isner won the second-highest-scoring tiebreaker (19-17) in Wimbledon history.
Who won the highest one?
1. Harry Potter 2. All 3. Cellulose 4. “Wayne’s World” 5. The rainbow 6. Neverland 7. A scourge
8. Scapula 9. Albert Schweitzer 10. 88.
ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A rejection
of your attempt to be friendly leaves you with
two choices: Try again, or give up. If you
want to make another effort, go slowly. Let
things develop without pressure.
TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) It could
be a problem dealing with unfamiliar people
who do things differently from what you’re
used to. But rely on that strong sense of purpose to get you through this difficult period.
GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) To avoid
neglecting a personal matter because of a
demanding new workplace schedule, start
prioritizing immediately. Knowing how to
apportion your time takes a little while to set
CANCER (June 21 to July 22) It won’t be
easy to avoid some of the pressures that come
with change. Best advice: Take things a step
at a time, and you’ll be less likely to trip up
while things are in a chaotic state.
LEO (July 23 to August 22) A much-talked-about workplace change could be coming
soon. Be sure to get all the details involved in
the process, and once you have them, you can
decide how you want to deal with it.
VIRGO (August 23 to September 22)
You might still believe that your trust was
betrayed, although the facts would appear to
prove the opposite. But by the week’s end
you should learn something that will help set
the record straight.
LIBRA (September 23 to October 22)
Holiday plans could be a challenge because
of shifting circumstances. But a more settled
period starts by midweek, allowing you to
firm up your plan-making once and for all.
SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21)
The facts continue to be on your side. So
make use of them in dealing with any challenge to your stated position. Also, open your
mind to the offer of help from an unlikely
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to
December 21) There could still be a communication problem holding up the resolution
of a troublesome situation. Stay with it, and
eventually your message will get through and
be understood.
CAPRICORN (December 22 to January
19) A possible change in your workplace
schedule might create a chaotic situation for
a while. But once things begin to settle down,
you might find that this could work to your
AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18)
A recent job-linked decision might need to
be reassessed because of the possibility of
finding benefits you might have overlooked.
Check out all related data to help in the
PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A
personal situation you agreed to might not
be as acceptable to the other person involved
in the matter. Avoid pressuring and bullying.
Instead, seek common ground by talking
things through.
BORN THIS WEEK: You have a gift
for touching people’s minds as well as their
hearts. You would make an outstanding educator.
• On Nov. 15, 1864, Union General
William Tecumseh Sherman begins his
famous March to the Sea by torching the
industrial section of Atlanta. For the next six
weeks, Sherman’s army cut a 60-mile-wide
swath of destruction through Georgia before
capturing the seaport of Savannah.
• On Nov. 12, 1892, William “Pudge”
Heffelfinger becomes the first professional
football player when Pittsburgh’s Allegheny
Athletic Association pays him $500 to play as
a ringer in a game against the rival Pittsburgh
Athletic Club. Before then, players had
traded their services on the field for expense
money or trinkets, not cash.
• On Nov. 11, 1918, at 11 o’clock of the
11th day of the 11th month, the First World
War comes to an end. The Great War claimed
the lives of 9 million soldiers; 21 million
more were wounded. Civilian casualties
caused indirectly by the war numbered close
to 10 million.
• On Nov. 10, 1969, “Sesame Street,” a
TV show that would teach generations of
young children the alphabet and counting,
makes its broadcast debut. Over the years,
critics have blamed the show and its use of
brief segments for shrinking children’s attention spans.
• On Nov. 13, 1974, Karen Silkwood is
killed in a car accident in Oklahoma on her
way to a meet with a reporter. She reportedly
carried documents proving that Kerr-McGee
Corp. was negligent when it came to worker
safety at its plutonium plant. The theory was
that someone forced her off the road to prevent the meeting.
• On Nov. 14, 1986, Wall Street arbitrageur Ivan Boesky pleads guilty to insider
trading and agrees to pay a $100 million fine.
1. Colorado’s Dante Bichette, in 1998. 2. It was in 2002 (the Angels). 3. Eric Dickerson (1983) and George Rogers
(1981). 4. Ralph Sampson (1981-83). 5. The St. Louis Blues, who joined the NHL in 1967. 6. John Andretti, in 1999.
7. Bjorn Borg beat Premjit Lall, 20-18, in 1973.
My Stars ★ ★ ★ ★
“Boesky Day,” as the SEC would later call it,
was crucial in exposing a nationwide scandal
at the heart of the ‘80s Wall Street boom.
• On Nov. 16, 1999, construction begins
on a giant bonfire at Texas A&M University,
the continuation of a 90-year tradition. Two
days later, the 59-foot-high pile of more than
7,000 logs collapsed, killing 12 students and
injuring another 27.
• It was Hungarian mathematician Paul
Erdos who made the following sage observation: “Problems worthy of attack prove their
worth by fighting back.”
• Board games date back at least 5,000
years, when people were playing on a board
that looks like an ancestor to backgammon.
• The next time you’re overwhelmed with
emotion and find yourself passionately kissing your partner, you probably won’t remember that one word to describe what you’re
doing is “deosculation.”
• It was in 1958 that the first stereo phonograph record went on sale.
• The soft drink 7-UP was originally called
Bib-Label Lithiated Lemon-Lime Soda -- and
it contained lithium, which is now prescribed
to treat manic depression. That ingredient
(which continued to be part of the formula
until the 1940s) probably helped spur the
drink’s success, since 7-UP was introduced
just before the Great Depression. The new
name was derived from the size of the soda
bottle (7 ounces) and “bottoms up,” which is
presumably what many people did during the
difficult years of the Depression.
• A man in Orange County, California,
stole a diamond worth $25,000 and, despite
being arrested for the crime, was able to
smuggle it into prison with him by swallowing it. He then managed to hide the gem in a
shower drain in hopes of retrieving and swallowing it again before his release. All that
effort was in vain, however; prison guards
found the diamond and returned it to the jewelry shop.
• If you’re using an average brand-new
pencil, you’ll be able to draw a line about 35
miles long before running out of lead (though
you’ll have to stop for sharpening breaks, of
“Try to learn something about everything
and everything about something.” -- Thomas
Henry Huxley
Florida Sweet Corn and Ricotta
2 ears fresh sweet corn, kernels
1/2 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped fine
4 ounces low-fat ricotta cheese
2 large eggs, beaten
1/3 cup self-rising unbleached or
whole-wheat flour
Olive oil (for shallow pan frying)
Kosher salt to taste
Fresh ground pepper to taste
In a medium-sized bowl, combine
corn, cilantro, ricotta, eggs, flour and a
pinch of salt and pepper. Add a small
amount of olive oil to a medium-high
preheated sauté pan.
Carefully add spoonfuls of the corn
mixture to the hot pan. Cook on both
sides until golden brown.
Test the first done fritter, and adjust
seasoning with salt and pepper. Serve
with low-fat sour cream, if desired.
Florida Sweet Corn and Ricotta Fritters
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Joe Wirth General Contractor
When Its’ Wirth Having It Done Right!
904 Lindgren Blvd.
Sanibel Island, FL 33957
Ph: 239-395-0978 / 317-509-6014
[email protected]
Products: www.marykay.com/mbutcher
Joe Wirth
Certified General Contractor
Licensed & Insured cgc 1521967
Career information available
Gift ideas available
Jennifer L Basey
Financial Advisor
1952-2 Park Meadows Dr
Ft Myers, FL 33907
Light Tackle Sport Fishing
p • Snook • Redfish & More
To learn about the benefits of an
Edward Jones IRA, call or visit today.
Member SIPC
& Insured
C: (239) 340-8651
email: [email protected]
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Interlocking Pavers
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Driveways - Pool Decks - Patios - Condos
Gigi Design Group
Since 2001, A Southwest Florida Paver Contractor
Lic.# S3-12238
Schedule free estimates or
visit our new show room
To advertise in
The River Weekly News
Call 415-7732
3 Bedroom 2 Bath renovated ranch (08)
East Rocks. Pool w newer lanai,
granite and stone counter tops, tile floors.
call 732-778-8367 for info.
Condo in Captain’s Walk on the historic
east end of the island. Quiet neighborhood,
canal-front. 2 bedroom, 1 bath - $1,500/
month. Please call Bridgit @ 239-728-1920
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Looking for
a Home in
Woods ?
Offering Personal, Private, and
Professional Real Estate Services on
Sanibel and Captiva Islands.
30 Year Resident of Sanibel.
Licensed in Florida, New York,
Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
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Putting owners and
tenants together
Call Dustyn Corace
Looking to sell your home but value has
not yet returned to previous level?
I am looking for an annual lease with
possible option to purchase. Can do 1 year
lease with 2nd year as lease/purchase
option. Gives you two years to have price
increase and save fees. I can also handle
almost all maintenance
and/or improvements if needed.
Excellent references - 1 adult 2 children
3 br preferred, Mid to east end of island
Jim[email protected] 239-322-8642
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Self-Contained Trailer
Up to 40 Lbs.,
Total Grooming, Package,
Please call.
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Pool cages and Lanais. No see-um
screen or standard. Quality materials and
workmanship.We clean em’ and rescreen
em’.. Buy American, Hire American Call Bill
at 239-841-9714 for a free estimate.
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3br/3ba duplex for rent.
New appliances. Large yard.
Walk to beach. Pets Negotiable.
Available 12/31/14, $2,100/mo.
Call/Text Brad at 239.292.4985
Residential Cleaning to Satisfaction
Sanibel & Captiva • 239-565-0471
Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047
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Over 30 yrs experience.
Licensed in FL and insured.
Ready to help you or your loved one
with your medical needs.
Compassionate care and reasonable rates.
Call Janet @. 239-579-0539
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Over 300 rentals
to choose from!
Updated 2 br/1 bath on Sand Pebble Way.
Close to Jerry’s and shopping on quiet
street. Private laundry hook-up, large lanai.
No smoking. $950/month. Available 12/1.
John #330-289-1798.
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Caring Experienced and licensed CNA. Will
do home care.
Reasonable Rates.
Call Diane 715-297-1919.
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Dorado Property Management
❋ Island Resident ❋ Licensed & Insured
❋ 24/7 ❋ www.doradoproperty.com
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Call Lisa or Bruce at 239-472-8875
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(239) 246-4716
[email protected]
1101 Periwinkle Way #105
Sanibel, FL 33957
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Paul J. Morris, Broker
359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island
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Island Vacations
Of Sanibel & Captiva
Million $ Views Await You!
• Cottages • Condos • Homes •
Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths
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Dependable, Trustworthy, Affordable
Weekly, Bi-Weekly, Monthly
Free Estimates
239-560-2552 - Connie Jackson
Located at 3850 Coquina Dr. in quiet West
Rocks! Great Sanibel Island location, short
walk to the beach access. 3/3 plus office
or den. Beautifully furnished. Available
November 15th - December 31st
Contact Chuck Bergstrom 239-209-6500
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In home obedience lessons or problem
behaviors. Dog training in your
home while you are away.
Call for Obedience Classes
Christine Wright.
Certified Dog Trainer.
[email protected]
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Lic# EC12002788.
Call Roger 239-707-7203.
Aqualink - Motor Controls.
Office & Store Maint.
3 Bedroom 1.5 bath Near beach,
Quiet, large property.
Will rent to 1 or 2 adults, pets ok.
3 months or more rental. 239.472.3334
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Retired Police Captain
Lives on Sanibel
Will Check Your Home Weekly
Very Reasonable Rates
(239) 728-1971
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Lawn Service, Shrubs and Tree Trimming
Weeding, Installation of Plants, Trees and
Mulch (one month free service available)
Joe Scarnato (239) 849-6163
[email protected]
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CALL THE BEST: 239-440-6278
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★ ★ ★ C L A S S I F I E D D E A D L I N E F R I DAY
NOON ★ ★ ★
Season is here and we need Angels!
Visiting Angels is looking
for compassionate caregivers
(CNA, HHA and Companions)
for in-home care.
Full and part time positions available.
Please call 239-561-7600
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Days/Nights/Weekends Please apply in
person at 2496 Palm Ridge Rd Sanibel or
at www.mysubwaycareer.com
Call for more info 239-472-1255
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The Bubble Room on Captiva
is now hiring for an evening host.
Flexible or set schedule throughout
the week available for
evening shift of 4pm until 9pm.
Looking for an individual organized,
outgoing, able to handle the stress of
a high volume fast paced environment
and have a positive enthusiastic attitude.
Please apply in person at
15001 Captiva Drive,
Please no phone calls.
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Volunteers needed for light general
maintenance. Call (CHR) Community
Housing & Resources, Inc. 472-1189.
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The Bailey-Matthews National Shell
Museum needs Education and Great Hall
volunteers. No experience necessary, will
train. Please contact Melanie at
(239) 395-2233 ext 11.
The Sunshine Ambassador Program
is a new and exciting volunteer opportunity
offered at the Golisano Children’s Hospital
of Southwest Florida located within
HealthPark Medical Center. The Sunshine
Ambassadors will greet, assist and be a
positive first point of contact for patients,
families and visitors entering the hospital.
The Ambassadors also make a difference
to families by providing educational
and healthful resources to assist in
GRANDparenting for GRANDchildren.
We are currently seeking
year-round volunteers to work
one 4-hour shift Monday through Friday
from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
or 12:00pm to 4:00 pm.
If you would be interested in learning more
about this wonderful new opportunity,
please contact Lisa Ellinwood, Volunteer
Resources Coordinator at 239-343-5062
at the Golisano Children’s Hospital.
Don't Harm The Fish
Cash Paid For Old Military Items.
Medals, Swords, Uniforms,
helmets, old guns, awards & more.
Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280
by Capt. Matt Mitchell
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Immediate vacancy for Business Manager
at the Sanibel Historical Museum and
Village. Responsible for all banking, vendor
payments, and payroll, all finance postings
and reports using QuickBooks, and
maintenance of donor database (Donor
Perfect) and reports. Also responsible for
the annual financial audit and review of
the form 990. This is a part-time position
that averages 20 hours per week. Work
schedule can be flexible. Salary based
on experience. Resumes to [email protected]
sanibelmuseum.org or mail to SHMV at
950 Dunlop Road Sanibel, FL 33957 not
later than November 10th.
Shore Fishing:
Multifamily sale many nice items
Furniture, ladies clothing, tools, shoes,
golf balls, bikes, knickknacks and more.
Nov. 7th & 8th, 7:00 am to 2:00 pm
1212 Par View Dr., Sanibel
anding a big fish from the beach can be hard on the
fish. Dragging a fish up onto the sand if you’re going to
release it is not an option as it usually damages or kills
the fish.
• Hold the fish in the water while you unhook it if you’re
going to release it.
• The less you can touch a fish before release the better for
the fish.
• If you want a picture with the fish, support it as you lift it
out of the water – and do it quickly.
• Before releasing, revive the fish while holding it in the
water; moving it slowly back and forth so water goes over its
gills. The fish will let you know when it’s ready to swim off.
• Florida just recently changed the regulations on fishing
from shore. Florida residents as well as out of state visitors
need a fishing license to fish from shore.
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This Saturday, November 8
7 AM – 1 PM
Multiple family garage sale in the
McGregor Woods Community
just off McGregor Blvd. at Kelly Rd.
Household items, tools, collectibles,
holiday items & much more!!
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PAID volunteer opportunities to seniors,
age 55 and over, to tutor/mentor children
in elementary schools & after-school
programs. Offering a stipend, mileage
reimbursement, annual physical, holiday,
vacation, and sick pay – all tax exempt.
Providing struggling school children a
chance to succeed in school, and offering
opportunities that will last a lifetime.
Call Joan at The Dr. Piper Center at
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Volunteers needed to assist with items
donated to Island Seniors, Inc. for Trash
Treasures Sale. Looking for someone with
truck. Contact Center 4 Life at 472-5743.
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So much stuff WE haven’t even seen it all!
Come take a look!
8 am - 3 pm SATURDAY Nov. 15
1046 Sand Castle Rd
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Hourly, Daily, Weekly
and Monthly.
Captiva Island 472-5800
To advertise
in The
River Weekly News
Call 415-7732
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★ ★ ★ C L A S S I F I E D D E A D L I N E F R I DAY
NOON ★ ★ ★
To 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.
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Pets Of The Week
ello, my name is Peyton. I’m a
3-year-old neutered male brown and
white hound mix. They named me
after the quarterback with the best touchdown passing record in the NFL... you
know, that Manning guy. It’s not because
I’m athletic, smart, brave or popular like
that guy, but because I’m nice like that guy.
I’m gentle, loving and get along with other
dogs. If you have a place in your heart for a
well-balanced guy like me, please adopt me
now. My adoption fee is $30 during Animal
Services’ “Fall” In Love adoption promotion.
Hello, my name is Luey. I’m a 2-monthold male black domestic shorthair. No, I’m
not a duck... but I do have brothers named
Huey and Duey. Won’t you please take us
to your “Magic Kingdom” and give us a
forever home? We’re adorable and playful
little felines and as black cats we are always
dressed in our formal attire. My adoption
fee is $8 during Animal Services’ “Fall” In
Peyton ID# 596267
Love adoption promotion.
For information about this week’s pets,
call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to
Animal Services’ website at www.LeeLostPets.com. When calling, refer to the
animal’s 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 in Fort Myers, next to the
Lee County Sheriff’s 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
Luey ID# 595285
Emergency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 911
Lee County Sheriff’s Offi ce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 477-1200
Florida Marine Patrol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 332-6966
Florida Highway Patrol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278-7100
Poison Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-282-3171
HealthPark Medical Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-936-5321
Ft. Myers Chamber of Commerce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 332-3624
Foundation for Quality Childcare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 425-2685
Fort 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 Offi ce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-275-8777
Visitor & Convention Bureau . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 338-3500
Alliance for the Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 939-2787
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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288-2535
Gulf Coast Symphony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 489-1800
Harmony Chorus, Charles Sutter, Pres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 481-8059
Naples Philharmonic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239-597-1111
The Schoolhouse Theater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472-6862
SW Florida Symphony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 418-0996
Theatre Conspiracy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 936-3239
Young Artists Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 574-9321
Angel 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
Embroiderers Guild of America - Sea Grape Chapter . . . . . . . 239-267-1990
FM UDC Chapter 2614 - United Daughters of the Confederacy . . . 728-3743
Friendship Force Of SW FL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 561-9164
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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 482-0869
Lions 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 433-3900
Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395-2233
Burrough’s 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
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