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NOVEMBER 21, 2014
New Show Opens At
Theatre Conspiracy
Mike Magliocca, Kalya Tomas, Courtney Feiman, Elise Miller and Britt Michael Gordon
Children’s Classic Opens Series
At Florida Rep’s Lunchbox Theatre
F
Swell Party opens at Theatre Conspiracy on November 21
T
heatre Conspiracy continues its 21st anniversary season with Swell Party by
Topher Payne. This funny show is a parlor-room whodunit based on the reallife story of Zachary Smith Reynolds, a small-time aviator who was heir to a
big-time North Carolina tobacco empire. The show opens on Friday, November 21
at the Foulds Theatre, Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers.
Who doesn’t love a good mystery? With the Florida premiere of Topher Payne’s
Swell Party, Theatre Conspiracy presents a hilarious fresh take on a “who done it”
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lorida Rep’s Lunchbox Theatre Series presents the world premiere of
Christopher T. Parks’ Journey To Oz, a unique and exciting adaptation of L.
Frank Baum’s beloved stories that puts audiences in the middle of the action.
Playing on Saturday, November 22 at 11 a.m. in the Historic Arcade Theatre, the
$12 ticket price includes the performance, an interactive workshop and lunch.
L. Frank Baum’s Oz stories have delighted readers for over a century, and starting this fall, Southwest Florida audiences will experience this epic adventure like never
before. Transported on the wings of a cyclone to the magical Land of Oz, Dorothy
and Toto must find the wizard before it’s too late. Written specially for Florida Rep, the
play invites audience members to play Dorothy and her friends as they travel down the
Yellow Brick Road, battle the Wicked Witch and search for brains, a heart and the courage they never knew they had.
Florida Rep commissioned playwright Christopher T. Parks to write Journey To Oz
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Hydroponic Gardening
At Alliance GreenMarket
Hydroponic gardening
Tadeo Comacho will offer a presentation on hydroponic gardening at the GreenMarket
T
his Saturday, November 22, local farmer Tadeo Comacho will present a free
presentation on growing vegetables and herbs hydroponically at the Alliance for
the Arts GreenMarket. The presentation begins at 10:30 a.m.
Comacho is founder of Father’s Greenhouse in North Fort Myers, and is a regular
vendor at the GreenMarket and other area farmers markets. He studied hydroponics
in Costa Rica, where he worked on projects supervising the construction of irrigation
systems and hydroponic greenhouses, as well as seed propagation and organic pest control. Father’s Greenhouse is a family operated business specializing in hydroponic, 100
percent pesticide-free lettuce and greens.
The Alliance GreenMarket periodically offers free urban farming workshops during
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Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now:
Changes At The Post Office
by Gerri Reaves, PhD
T
he early years of the downtown post office were characterized by numerous moves and, most memorably, a name
change.
The very first post office was unofficial -- a slot in the wall at
Jehu J. Blount’s general store on the northwest corner of First
and Hendry Streets. The store had opened in the 1870s and the
owner obliged the town as the postmaster.
In August 1876, the U.S. government established mail delivery and appointed William Marion Hendry the first postmaster of
– not Fort Myers – but Myers.
Because a place named Fort Myer (notice the lack of an “s”)
already existed in Virginia, the postal authorities in Washington, DC chose the name
over strenuous objections from citizens.
Having an official post office brought other changes, too. Postmaster Hendry
moved the post office to his own store across Hendry Street, on the corner pictured in
the photos.
That began the office’s itinerant early history, which resulted in part because it usually changed locations when the postmaster changed.
But in 1876, Blount was understandably peeved, as he watched people flock into
The Bradford Block today
photo by Gerri Reaves
The first official post office was established in 1876 on this corner at First and Hendry in William M. Hendry’s wood-frame store. When this 1912 photo was taken, it was located in the
Bradford Hotel annex (mid-block).
courtesy of the Florida State Archives
his competitor’s store across the street. Besides, Hendry was being paid for a job that
he had done for free.
But Blount did something about his dissatisfaction. He teamed-up with Howell A.
Parker, who not only bought the land on which the Blount store stood, but invested
in the business. In 1879, Parker was appointed postmaster and moved the post office
back across Hendry Street to the Blount-Parker store.
Meanwhile, residents continued to call the town Fort Myers and even voted to
incorporate under that name in August 1885.
It was not until November 9, 1901 that the U.S. Post Office finally approved the
name “Fort Myers,” a decision that helped to end more than 20 years of postaladdress confusion.
But the migrations continued.
In 1907, the post office moved into the modern new Bradford Hotel annex pictured in the 1912 photo (center-block section). After that 10-year contract ended, it
moved yet again to the northwest corner of Main and Hendry to the building known
today as the Lee County Bank Building.
A new era dawned for the post office in 1924 when it moved into a space expressly built for that purpose – in the Post Office Arcade on Broadway (later renamed
the Collier Arcade).
The mailboxes were located on the rear wall facing the Broadway entrance in a section later demolished to build the Federal Courthouse.
In 1933, the post office moved into the WPA-built Neoclassical Revival building on
First Street between Jackson and Lee. That architectural treasure is now the Sidney &
Berne Davis Art Center.
In contrast to its migratory early years, the post office has moved only once since
1933 – in October 1964 to a new building on Monroe Street.
Stroll the historic business district and trace the wanderings of the post office originally named merely Myers.
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Fort Myers Public Art:
Noted Sculptor
Turns 69
by Tom Hall
N
ovember
14 was
light sculptor Jim Sanborn’s
birthday. Born in
Washington DC in
1945, he is 69. Of
course, Southwest
Florida residents
and visitors know
Sanborn as the
artist who created Caloosahatchee
Manuscripts, the dual bronze drums
that bathe the tapered ionic columns
and limestone steps of the Sidney
& Berne Davis Art Center with the
images of thousands of letters like a
phosphorous alphabet soup.
Sanborn has installed works all over
the world, including All the Ships
Sailed in Circles at the Kaohsiung
Museum of Fine Arts in Taiwan, The
Cryllic Projector at the University
of North Carolina, Coastline at the
National Oceanic & Atmospheric
Administration in Maryland, Antipodes
at Hirshhorn Museum in Washington
DC, Wealth of Nations at Cleveland
State University, Binary Systems at
the Central Computing Facility Internal
Revenue Service in Martinsburg, West
Virginia, an incised copper and granite
Jim Sanborn’s Kryptos sits outside CIA headquarters. Only three of the four riddles it contains have been solved. He also created Caloosahatchee Manuscripts in Fort Myers.
piece titled Comma which lights up the
plaza in front of the new library at the
University of Houston (2004) and bronze
projection cylinders with waterjet cut
text named Radiance at the Department
of Energy, Coast and Environment at
Lousiana State University (LSU) (2008).
But his most notorious work is Kryptos,
a $250,000 commission that sits outside
CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia.
The sculpture’s name means “hidden” in Greek and Sanborn duly embedded four puzzles in the curved copper
panels that make up the sculpture. He
and a retired CIA cryptographer by the
name of Ed Scheidt (a quiet professorial
individual fond of hieroglyphic patterns)
spent four months devising the type of
cryptogram Sanborn would implement.
“I could use methods to encrypt (the
sculpture) that had an historic basis, that
didn’t compromise any current methods
(of cryptography used by the government)… I wanted to make something
that could eventually be deciphered or
extracted rather than something that will
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never be done, ever,” Scheidt said. He
figured that the first parts of the puzzle
would take a few years to solve and
the last part – maybe 10. And within
the first few years, a CIA physicist deciphered three of them using nothing
more than a pen and paper. The first
encryption was a poetic phrase containing an intentional misspelling that
Sanborn composed; the second refers to
the CIA agent who helped Sanborn with
the four puzzles; and the third is a passage from archeologist Howard Carter’s
account of opening the tomb of King
Tutankhamun in 1922. But the fourth
riddle has defied solution.
Even if the CIA is frustrated (if not
more than a little embarrassed) by their
long-standing inability to decipher the
fourth encryption, they nevertheless
join a list of more than 125 prestigious
institutions who are proud to include
Sanborn’s work among their collections. Sanborn also has pieces at the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(MIT), Numark Gallery and the federal
courthouse in Beltsville, Maryland. Other
works by Sanborn have been exhibited
in the High Museum of Art, the Los
Angeles County Museum of Art and the
Phillips Collection. Sanborn is currently
developing a new body of museum and
gallery works about the global trade in
looted antiquities.
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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Local Authors Signing Christmas Book
T
he Christmas Anniversary, co-authored by Fort Myers Beach resident
Edwina Raffa and former Sanibel resident Annelle Rigsby, debuted this
week just in time for book clubs seeking a book for their December read,
and others looking for the lighthearted Christmas novel full of humor and holiday
recipes.
Raffa and Rigsby’s previous works include three children’s historical adventure
novels Race to Kitty Hawk (published in 2003 by silver Moon Press, New York
City, New York), Escape to he Everglades (published in 2006 by Pineapple Press,
Sarasota, Florida) and Kidnapped in Key West (published in 2008 by Pineapple
Press).
The duo worked at The Sanibel School for many years as school counselor
and curriculum specialist, respectively, and formed their writing partnership upon
retirement in 1996. Since that time, they have traveled the state giving interactive presentations about Florida history and the process of writing. The educational
programs on Escape to the Everglades, the story surrounding Osceola and the
Second Seminole War and Kidnapped in Key West, the story of Henry Flager and
his Over-Sea Railroad, provided many Florida fourth graders with the opportunity to
meet the authors and ask book-related questions.
In 2012, the centennial year marking the completion of Henry Flagler’s OverSea railroad, the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum in Palm Beach commissioned
Raffa and Rigsby to present their kidnapped in Key West program to all Key West
elementary schools, Ten elementary schools in Palm Beach County, and 10 schools
in Dade County. The presentation included a reenactment of the grand celebration
that greeted Flagler in Key West on January 22, 1912 upon the completion of his
railroad.
Currently, Raffa and Rigsby are working on a new Florida-based historical novel
for middle grade readers to be published next spring.
A book signing with both authors of The Christmas Anniversary will be held
at the Sanibel Island Book Shop, located at 1571 Periwinkle Way, on Saturday,
November 22 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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of the characters. McKerrow’s performance will be done in the Dickens style and is
a reproduction of that inaugural performance. John has performed in productions of
Camelot, Little Shop of Horrors and Guys & Dolls. He and his wife, Mary Anne,
live in Naples.
In addition, several silent auction items will make a fine place to start Christmas
shopping.
This special evening will cost $50 per person and is bound to set you in the mood
for the holidays. Call Mae Jean Nothstine at 590-0217 to make your reservations. All
proceeds will go to support the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra.
From page 1
Children’s Classic Opens Series
At Florida Rep’s Lunchbox Theatre
following the success of his Experiential Theatre sensation, The Odyssey Experience,
in 2013. Parks has spent more than a decade in New York, New Jersey and all over
the world pioneering a genre of interactive theatre for youth that brings the audience
into the play to create a never before seen – and never again seen – unique performance. “Not to worry,” Parks said, “one does not have to be the bravest soul in the
front row to participate. If you’re in the room, you’re in the show!”
Florida Rep’s world premiere production also features an original score by composer, Josh Totora, that gives the play a sometimes whimsical and sometimes dangerous
soundscape that transports audiences from sun-bleached Kansas prairies to the magical
land of Oz.
Journey To Oz features Florida Rep’s acting intern company, Courtney Feiman,
Mike Magliocca, Elise Miller and Kayla Tomas, as well as education associate, Bailey
Heinz. These young theatre artists are making their professional debut with Florida
Rep, and will spend the season working in many different capacities, but chiefly performing with the Children’s Theatre Series.
Florida Rep associate director, Jason Parrish, directs the play, and is joined by an
expert creative team creative team including set designer, Jordan Moore, costume
designer, Roberta Malcolm, sound designer, John Kiselica, and properties artisan,
Brittany Lealman.
Journey To Oz plays in the Historic Arcade Theatre on Saturday, November 22
at 11 a.m. Tickets are $12 and available online at www.floridarepeducation.org or by
calling the box office at 332-4488.
Journey To Oz is also available on tour through May 2015 to schools and venues
throughout Southwest Florida. For more information on field trip opportunities or
booking a tour, call Olivia Palmer at 332-4665 ext. 41.
Journey To Oz is sponsored by the Jacqueline and Alan Cadkin Foundation, and
the original music was made possible with funding from LCEC.
Florida Repertory Theatre is located on Bay Street between Jackson and Hendry in
the Historic Arcade Theatre in the Fort Myers River District with ample free parking.
Visit Florida Rep’ Education Department online at www.floridarepeducation.org.
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United Way Launches
Campaign For 2015
Buddy Kubesh, United Way Campaign Chair and Publix store manager
The Killa Watts, LCEC employee band
W
ay of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee celebrated its 57th annual
Campaign Kick-off at the Harborside Event Center on Wednesday. Over 800
community leaders and volunteers attended the festivities. Buddy Kubesh,
United Way Campaign Chair and Publix Super Markets store manager encouraged
everyone to “Live United.”
“We live in a very generous community and our United Way has met its fundraising
goals year after year, even during the most difficult economic times,” said Kubesh. “The
economy appears to be improving, but many of our friends, neighbors and co-workers
are still struggling. The needs in our community are as great as ever. Many individuals and families who have never asked for help in the past are coming to United Way
partner agencies or calling United Way 211 due to loss of jobs, and other overwhelming
financial or medical issues.”
“I am passionate about the United Way and the local United Way network of 82 local
agencies that help so many people right here in our community. I look forward to a successful campaign. We need your help to meet our campaign goal. With your help, we
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United Way Board Chair Robert Wilson of Enterprise Holdings said that United Way
of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee uses gifts very carefully making sure that the
programs United Way funds are truly what the community needs.
“I am very proud to announce that our United Way has received a four-star rating by
Charity Navigator, and is one of the highest rated non-profits in the state of Florida,”
said Wilson. Charity Navigator is one of the most utilized evaluators of charities used to
guide intelligent giving.
The breakfast rocked with entertainment by LCEC’s employee band, the Killa-Watts.
Kellie Burns from NBC-2 emceed the breakfast. Members of the local Boy Scouts and
Girl Scouts carried the flags and led the Pledge of Allegiance. Major Gilliam of The
Salvation Army led the invocation and the Edison Park Elementary School children sang
God Bless America to an enthusiastic crowd.
United Way Pacesetter Chair Larry Hart announced that the Pacesetter Companies –
those who run their campaigns early to demonstrate United Way support and to encourage others – along with early leadership gifts, have already raised a total of $5,334,596.
This represents 60 percent of the goal and is a 4 percent increase over last year.
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26th Annual Fort
Myers Beach
Christmas Boat
Parade Begins
O
rganizers for the 26th Annual
Christmas Boat Parade are
counting down to one of Fort
Myers Beach’s biggest nights of the
year. The dazzling lighted parade will
commence at 6 p.m. on Saturday,
December 6 from Salty Sam’s Marina
led by Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus on
the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of
Commerce boat, sponsored by All
Water Excursions. Decorated boats will
be judged and winners will be recognized at the Winners’ Circle Party at
Salty Sam’s Marina immediately following the parade. VIP Judges will ride
along in the parade and will choose and
announce the winners of each category.
Prizes will be awarded to the winners in
their respective category.
Participants are asked to register to
enter boats by calling or visiting the Fort
Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce.
Registration forms are also available at
www.FMBBoatParade.com. All sizes and
types of boats are eligible to enter. There
is a $25 fee for boats and $50 fee for
business sponsored boats. Salty Sam’s
Marina is offering free overnight dockage
to all participating boats with advance
registration based on availability. Boats
will only be required to pay for electricity. Salty Sam’s Marina is located at
2500 Main Street on Fort Myers Beach,
Florida. For advance reservations at Salty
Sam’s Marina, call 463-7333.
Hortoons
“If you have a boat, I encourage you
decorate it and join us in the parade,”
said Ted Schindler, boat owner and boat
parade committee member. “It is a great
way to get into the Christmas spirit and
it’s the best party around!”
The vessels will assemble in front of
the docks at Salty Sam’s Marina at 5:30
p.m.. At 6 p.m., the boats will begin
to leave Salty Sam’s Marina going past
Parrot Key Caribbean Grill and Big Game
Waterfront Grill heading northwest passing by Bonita Bill’s Waterfront Café and
under the Matanzas Pass Bridge. They
will travel in and out of Siesta Isles and
go around Bowditch Point, turning in
front of the Pink Shell Beach Resort
and Marina. The boats will travel past
Nervous Nellie’s Crazy Waterfront Eatery
and Matanzas on the Bay on the return.
The parade will end at Salty Sam’s
Marina for the Winners Circle party and
awards presentation.
Other viewing areas include the fishing piers under Matanzas Pass Bridge,
and Baywalk Fountain Square. The Salty
Sam’s Pirate Cruise and Sight Sea-R are
offering special evening cruises during
the parade giving passengers a bird’s eye
view of the parade while cruising along
the moonlit Intracoastal Waterway.
Sponsors of the event are All Water
Excursions, Best Western Plus Beach
Resort, Big Game Waterfront Grill,
Bonita Bills Waterfront Café, Diversified
Yacht Services Inc., Dock O’ The Bay,
Joe Orlandini Developer, Jungle Golf,
Matanzas on the Bay, The News-Press,
Pink Shell Beach Resort and Marina,
Nervous Nellie’s Crazy Waterfront Eatery,
Panther Printing, Parrot Key Caribbean
Grill, Smokin’ Oyster Brewery, The
Closers-Premier Florida Realty, This
Creative, Truly Scrumptious Homestyle
Restaurant and Yucatan Beach Stand.
For more information, contact the Fort
Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce at
454-7500 or visit www.fortmyersbeachchamber.org.
Volunteers
Needed For
Festival Of Trees
S
ignup now to become a volunteer forThe Festival of Trees.
Volunteering with Goodwill is a
great way to collect school hours or just
have fun ringing in the holiday season.
We have opportunities to fit any schedule.
From November 30 to December 2:
Decorating – Help us decorate the Sidney
& Berne Davis Art Center for the holiday
season. 20 spots are open.
On December 5 and 7: The Festival of
Trees – A total of 70 tree guardians, 20
Children’s Workshop Elves and Welcome
Desk volunteers needed.
Food and beverages will be provided
for all volunteers. Sign up today by contacting Natalie Tursi at Goodwill’s main
office at [email protected] or
call 995-2106 ext. 2249 for more information.
Sandsculpting
Sweepstakes
T
o coincide with the American
Sandscupting Championship, the
Fort Myers Beach Chamber of
Commerce is offering a chance to win
a free hotel stay or free food on Fort
Myers Beach. Visit www.facebook.com/
FMBChamber and like the facebook
page and then click on the tab for the
sweepstakes. You can also like partners
for additional entries.
The American Sandsculpting
Championship runs from November 21
to 30 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at The
Wyndham Garden Hotel, 6890 Estero
Boulevard on Fort Myers Beach. For
more information on the championship,
visit www.sandsculptingfmb.com.
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Post Office
Then, walk a few blocks to the
Southwest Florida Museum of History at
2031 Jackson Street to learn more about
the postmasters and postmistresses who
performed one of the town’s most important jobs.
Call 321-7430 for information, or
go to www.museumofhistory.org. Hours
are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through
Saturday.
Continue your adventure in local history at the Southwest Florida Historical
Society at 10091 McGregor Boulevard
on the campus of the Lee County
Alliance for the Arts.
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: The Story of Fort Myers
by Karl H. Grismer, Archives of the
Southwest Florida Historical Society, Fort
Myers Press and jbmhh.army.mil.
Lake Kennedy Senior Center
Langwah Tribute
To America
T
he Lake Kennedy Center in
Cape Coral welcomes back Sally
and Roy Langwah on Friday,
November 21. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
for the 7 p.m. performance.
Get ready for the most spectacular
celebrity impression and patriotic show
ever. Enjoy a salute to the Armed Forces,
Elvis Presley and country legend Willie
Nelson. Also, impression performances
of Carmen Miranda, Marlene Dietrich,
Patty Andrews of The Andrews Sisters,
American country classic songbird Patsy
Cline, Marilyn Monroe (who performed
in Korea for the servicemen in a USO
show) and the Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
with audience participation. Both Sally
and Roy have a multitude of gorgeous
costumes and a great stage presence that
you don’t want to miss.
Cost is $10 for members and $15 for
non-members. Appetizers and beverages
will be served. BYOB. Pre-registration is
required.
Lake Kennedy Senior Center is located at 400 Santa Barbara Boulevard
in Cape Coral. For more information or
to make reservations, call 574-0575.
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Young Artists Awards To Grant
44 Student Scholarships This Year
Young Artist Awards finalist Callie Atkinson auditioning
R
egistration for the Young Artists Awards auditions for students ages 8 to 21
in the performing arts is now available. The program is open to all students
from throughout Southwest Florida. Forty-four cash scholarships and other
prizes will be awarded this year. To better accommodate the number of students
wishing to participate in the program, the organization has expanded to four full
days of auditions. The Young Artists Awards is the area’s premier performing arts
audition, performance, education and scholarship program for area students, now
entering its 12th year of programming.
Participants will have the opportunity to perform before panels of professional adjudicators; over 50 judges from throughout the nation participated last year. Students will
receive scoring sheets and written comments from all members of their judging panel.
All genres of music, acting, dance and vocal performance are encouraged. Twenty-two
finalists will be chosen to perform individually at the 12th annual gala at the Broadway
Palm Theatre on March 16, 2015. The finalists and the 22 runners-up will also perform in a coached group number. Their newest award, Audience Choice, will also be
voted on by audience members in attendance that evening.
In addition, all participating students will be given the opportunity to perform at
Chocolate &
Spirits Festival
T
he Lee County Library System’s
annual Chocolate & Spirits
Festival will be held on Friday,
November 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. near
the center court of the Bell Tower
Shops. Area restaurants will provide
samples of sweet, delicious chocolate
creations. There will be live music provided by the Toucan Do band and a gift
packed silent auction.
“The scrumptious chocolate samples
include Crü’s decadent chocolate martinis, Cantina Laredo’s chocolate mole,
Blue Pointe’s chocolate lava cake with
raspberry sauce and many more delectable items,” sai Margie Byers, Southwest
Florida Reading Festival Coordinator. “I
suggest folks arrive early because the luscious chocolate food and drinks disappear
quickly. While sampling, folks can enjoy
live music and the holiday decorations of
the Bell Tower Shops.”
Admission is free, though a $3 donation is requested. The event is sponsored
by Crü and the Bell Tower Shops and
merchants. Chocolate samples, beverages and chance drawing tickets may be
purchased at the event for $1 each. The
number of tickets needed to purchase a
chocolate item varies by item. There will
also be a silent auction with dozens of
items including theme park tickets, the-
ater tickets, hotel stays and more.
Proceeds from the Chocolate & Spirits
Festival will benefit the Southwest Florida
Reading Festival. The festival is a free
community event, scheduled for March
21, 2015, to showcase the Lee County
Library System’s programs and resources
and promote reading and literacy.
For more information, visit www.readfest.org.
Craft Guild Exhibit
Now On Display
T
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.floridacommunity.com.
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various community events. As a not-for-profit organization, the Young Artists Awards
also collaborates with other area organizations to provide additional information to our
student participants in the performing arts.
Auditions will be held on the campus of the Alliance for the Arts on Saturday,
January 17, Sunday, January 18, Saturday, January 24 and Sunday, January 25,
2015 in the following 11 categories (students may audition in multiple categories):
Classical Voice – Ages 13 to 16, ages 17 to 21
Contemporary Voice and/or Musical Theatre – Ages 8 to 12 , ages 13 to 16,
ages 17 to 21
Instrumental Music – Ages 13 to 16, ages 17 to 21
Drama – Ages 13 to 16, ages 17 to 21
Dance – Ages 8 to 14, ages 15 to 21
Students may register for two auditions in Instrumental Music if you play more than
one instrument and want to audition with each (for example, piano and flute) and you
may register for two auditions in Contemporary Voice and/or Musical Theatre if you
would like to perform one contemporary piece and one musical theatre piece.
For a guaranteed audition slot(s), registrations must be postmarked by December
15. A limited number of late registrations will be accepted on a space available basis
only if postmarked by December 31. Audition fee registration waivers are available.
Please note that many students were unable to participate last year because of space
and time limitations, so send in your registration now.
Visit the Young Artists Awards website at www.youngartistsawards.org to download the registration form, and email [email protected] or call 574-9321
for more information. Like the Young Artists Awards’ Facebook page for additional
updates and information.
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Along The River
The Fort Myers-Lee County Garden Council is hosting its annual open house on Saturday
from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is located at the Berne Davis Botanical Garden in downtown Fort
Myers
T
here are a number of area activities scheduled for this weekend in Fort Myers,
on Fort Myers Beach and on Sanibel. They include:
The historic River District comes alive this Friday with the return of Music
Walk.
Stroll along downtown Fort Myers’ beautiful brick-lined streets while talented musicians play in and around restaurants, bars, art galleries and shops. Each month brings
new energy and great music, from jazz and blues to rock ‘n’ roll. Music Walk is held on
the third Friday of every month beginning at 7 p.m.
For more information, call Lance at 645-6457 (Ford’s Garage) or go to www.fortmyersmusicwalk.com.
On Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Fort Myers-Lee County Garden
Council is hosting its annual open house at the Berne Davis Botanical Garden.
Tropical Fabrics
Novelty Yarn
Quilting
Notions
Beads
Open Monday-Saturday
ay-Saturday 10am
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www.threecraftyladies.com
Scrapbook Papers
Children’s Crafts
Art Supplies
Shell Crafts
Gifts
Find us on
Ask about our Sewing Machine Rental Program!
STOP IN ON THURSDAY’S FOR OUR MAKE-IT-AND-TAKE-IT BEAD BRACELET ACTIVITY!
1628 Periwinkle Way • 472-2893 • Heart of the Islands, Sanibel
The 28th annual American Sand Sculpting Championship and Beach Festival begins this
Friday and continues through Sunday, November 30 on Fort Myers Beach
Admission and parking are free.
Enjoy the peaceful garden and meet various members of local garden clubs and
specialty plant societies along with members of the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs
and the American Public Gardens Association. Guided tours are available from 10 to
11 a.m. and at noon.
The Fort Myers-Lee County Garden Council is located at 2166 Virginia Avenue
off McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers. For more information, call 332-4942 or go to
www.fmlcgardencouncil.com.
On Saturday evening, join Fort Myers car enthusiasts at the Downtown Car
Cruise-In. Held on the fourth Saturday of every month, the event features vintage,
modern and unique cars from 4 to 8 p.m. while a DJ spins classic rock with trivia. All
classic cars and show cars are welcome. The event is free for the entire family.
For more information, go to www.riverdistrictevents.com.
Heading to Fort Myers Beach this weekend? Then get ready to hit the sand! The
28th annual American Sand Sculpting Championship returns on Friday,
November 21 through Sunday, November 30 with more sculptures than ever before.
This year, sculptors represent nine different countries and 10 states. Collectively,
they hold over 300 competition medals and many of them are World Champions.
There will be 16 Solo Master Sculptors, 10 Doubles Master Sculptors (five teams) and
11 Advanced Amateurs who will compete for the Florida State Championship.
There’s also a Kids Zone where the kids can practice building their own sand sculptures; sand sculpting demonstrations and lessons; a Sand Vendor Village with more
than 50 vendors from around the country offering a great selection of food, beverages,
specialty retail and arts and crafts; an amateur contest; and live music every afternoon.
Tickets at the gate are $5 for adults and children 5 and older, 4 and under are free.
Tickets can also be purchased online at www.fmbsandsculpting.com.
The American Sand Sculpting Competition will once again be at the Wyndham
Garden Hotel located at 6890 Estero Boulevard on Fort Myers Beach. For more information and a full schedule of events, call the Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber
of Commerce at 454-7500 or go to www.fmbsandsculpting.com.
After viewing sand sculptures, stay for live music at Times Square during the
Sunset Celebration. Local bands play every Friday and Saturday evening from 5 to
10 p.m., weather permitting, and there is no charge to attend.
On Friday, November 21, popular cover band High Tide will entertain the crowd
with rock, reggae and R&B. The following evening, it’s the Manipulators from Fort
Myers playing anything that will make you dance.
For more information about the weekly Sunset Celebration, call 463-5900.
On Tuesday, November 25, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife
(CROW) presents Red-Tailed Hawk as part of its year-round Wonders of Wildlife
(WOW) series. It begins at 11 a.m. will be presented by Willow Bender.
Learn about the red-tailed hawk and meet a former CROW patient and current
wildlife ambassador.
CROW’s Healing Winds Visitor Education Center offers immersive, hands-on
exhibits and live video footage focusing on wild animal stories that is exciting for
guests of all ages. It is located at 3883 Sanibel Captiva Road on Sanibel. For a complete event schedule and more information, call 472-3644, ext. 229 or go to www.
crowclinic.org.
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FORT MYERS FARE
Dining From Downtown’s Historic River District To The Beaches
For more information, check out our advertisers in this week’s River Weekly
BRATTA’S RISTORANTE
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
are served on the weekends.
12984 S. Cleveland Avenue, Fort
Myers. Call 433-4449.
COURTNEY’S
CONTINENTAL CUISINE
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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
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708 Fisherman’s Wharf, Fort Myers
Beach. Call 765-9660.
ICHIBAN
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.
ISLAND COW
Nervous Nellie’s fabulous portabello panini served on its expansive waterfront patio
& 112, Fort Myers. Call 466-4646.
DOC FORD’S
RUM BAR & GRILLE
Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille is
named for the Doc Ford character in
local author Randy Wayne White’s bestselling 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
grilled chicken sandwich and there’s a
well provisioned raw bar. Tropical drinks
Where can you go when you’re in the
moooood for some great cookin’, 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
472-0606.
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Churches/Temples
ALL FAITHS UNITARIAN
CONGREGATION (UUA)
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
ALL SAINTS BYZANTINE
RITE CATHOLIC CHURCH
10291 Bayshore Rd., N. Fort Myers
Divine Liturgy is on Sun. at 10:30 a.m.;
Rosary begins at 10 a.m. Lenten services
(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.
ANNUNCIATION GREEK
ORTHODOX CHURCH
8210 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers
Reverend Fr. Dean Nastos, Proistamenos
Orthros Service Sunday 9 a.m.
Divine Liturgy Sunday 10 a.m.
www.annunciation.fl.goarch.org
239-481-2099
BETH SHILOH
MESSIANIC SYNAGOGUE
15675 McGregor Boulevard, 437-3171
Rabbi: Judah Hungerman
Friday Service, 8 p.m., Saturday Service,
11 a.m. Shabbat School Saturday Morning, Adult Hebrew Classes. Call for information on full program.
BREAD OF LIFE MINISTRIES
CHURCH OF GOD
16581 McGregor Boulevard, 267-3166
Just past the Tanger Outlet Mall
Pastor: Barry Lentz, 281-3063
Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Bible Study, 7 p.m.
CHABAD LUBAVITCH
OF SW FLORIDA ORTHODOX
5620 Winkler Road, Fort Myers
Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz
433-7708, E-mail: [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.
CHAPEL OF CYPRESS COVE
10200 Cypress Cove Circle Fort Myers
239-850-3943, Located at Cypress Cove
Retirement Center on HealthPark Campus
An ecumenical non-denominational community of believers.
Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m.
Wednesday Bible Study, 7 p.m.
Reverendt Ted Althouse, Pastor
[email protected]
CHURCH OF THE CROSS
13500 Freshman Lane; 768-2188
Pastor: Bud Stephens; A nondemonimational church emphasizing a personal
relationship with Jesus Christ.
Sunday Service: 9:15 a.m. Traditional,
10:45 Contemporary.
CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
1619 Llewellyn Drive Fort Myers
Just off McGregor across from the Edison/
Ford Winter Estates 334-4978, Pastor:
Douglas Kelchner, Worship times Sunday’s
9 and 10:30 a.m. Website: www.taecc.com
COVENANT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
2439 McGregor Boulevard, 334-8937
Rev. Dr. Jeffrey DeYoe, Senior Pastor
Reverend David Dietzel, Pastor Emeritus.
Traditional Sunday service 10 a.m. Nursery
available
CYPRESS LAKE BAPTIST CHURCH
8400 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers,
481-5442 Randy A. Alston, Reverend.
Sunday Services: Bible study, 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship, 11 a.m., Evening Worship, 7 p.m., Wednesday Prayer Meeting,
6:30 p.m.
CYPRESS LAKE
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
8260 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers,
481-3233. www.clpc.us.
Clint Cottrell, pastor
Prayer Service 8 a.m., Praise 9 a.m., Children’s Church 9 a.m., Traditional 11 a.m.
Summer: Prayer Service 8 a.m.
Combined Traditional/Praise 10 a.m.
CYPRESS LAKE UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
8570 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers,
482-1250,
8 and 11 a.m. Sunday Traditional Service
9:30 a.m. Praise Service
Sunday School all times
FAITH FELLOWSHIP WORLD
OUTREACH MINISTRIES
6111 South Pointe Boulevard, Fort Myers,
278-3638. Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m.;
Voice of Faith, WCRN 13.50 AM Radio,
Sunday, 1:30 p.m.; Thursday Service, 7:30
p.m.; Friday Youth Service, 7:30 p.m.
Nursery care for pre-school children and
Children’s Church for ages 5-12 available
at each service.
FAITH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
15690 McGregor Boulevard
Fort Myers, 482-2030
Pastor: David Stauffer.
Traditional services 8:45 a.m.;
Contemporary, 10:30 a.m.
Go south on McGregor Boulevard. The
church is ½ mile past the intersection of
Gladiolus and San Carlos Boulevard on
the way to Sanibel.
FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST
2390 West First Street, next door to Edison Estates.
Sunday Morning Service and Sunday
School, 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday Evening
Testimony Meeting, 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,
www.christiansciencefortmyers.com,
www.christianscience.com
FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE
13545 American Colony Boulevard
off Daniels Parkway in the Colony,
Fort Myers, 936-2511
Pastor: Reverend Joey Brummett
Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening, 6 p.m.;
Wednesday Family Night, 7 p.m.
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
in the Downtown Fort Myers River District
2466 First Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901
239-332-1152, www.fumcftmyers.org
Sunday: 9 a.m. Contemporary Worship
9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sunday School
9:45 a.m. Coffee Fellowship
10:30 a.m. Traditional Worship
5 p.m. Youth Program
FORT MYERS CHRISTIAN CHURCH
(DISCIPLES OF CHRIST) A STEPHEN
MINISTRIES CONGREGATION
5916 Winkler Road, Fort Myers, 437-4330
Reverend Mark Condrey, Pastor
Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m.
Church School: 9:15 a.m.
FORT MYERS CONGREGATIONAL
UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST:
8210 College Parkway, Fort Myers,
482-3133. Philip White, pastor
Morning Worship: 10 a.m.
Church School: 10:15 a.m.
Adult Forum: 11:30 a.m.
IONA-HOPE EPISCOPAL
CONGREGATION
9650 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers 4544778 The Reverend 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 Saturday 5 p.m. and Sunday 9:30 a.m. services.
JESUS THE WORKER
CATHOLIC CHURCH:
881 Nuna Avenue, Fort Myers, 481-1143
Masses Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 8 and 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
KINGDOM LIFE CHURCH
2154 McGregor Boulevard,
Fort Myers, 218-8343
Pastor Randy and Anita Thurman
10:30 a.m. Sunday Service
All are welcome.
LAMB OF GOD CHURCH
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 BEGINNINGS CENTER
New Home Church, 8505 Jenny Cae
Lane, North Fort Myers, 239-656-0416
Weekly Friday Meeting Meet & Greet: 6:30
p.m. Kingdom Teaching: 7 p.m. Fellowship
and refreshments after service. [email protected], www.facebook.
com/nbcministry. Alex & Patricia Wiggins,
Ministers
NEW COVENANT EYES CHURCH
See Clearly. Meeting monthly at 9 a.m.
at the Elks Lodge. 1900 Park Meadows
Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33907. 239-2208519. Pastor Alan Bondar
www.newcovenanteyes.com
Wear what you want, rockin’ music, relevant teaching, LIFT Kidz program, free
coffee & donuts, people who are real,
church that’s actually fun.
NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
OF FORT MYERS
16120 San Carlos Boulevard, Unit 10
239-985-8503
9:45 a.m. Sunday School for all ages
11 a.m Sunday Morning Worship.
7 p.m. Wednesday Evening Bible Study
NEW HOPE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
3825 McGregor Boulevard. Fort Myers
Pastor Eddie Spencer
8 & 9:30 a.m. Traditional Worship
11 a.m. Contemporary Worship
8, 9:30 & 11 a.m. Sunday School
Youth and Children’s programming runs
concurrent to Sunday services.
Nursery care provided at all services
274-1230. For more information visit:
www.newhopefortmyers.org
PEACE COMMUNITY CHURCH
Meets at Fort Myers Beach Masonic
Lodge
17625 Pine Ridge Road,
Fort Myers Beach 267-7400.
Pastors Bruce Merton, Gail & RC Fleeman
Adult Discussion Classes: 9-10 AM
Countdown to Worship (praise music):
10:10 AM
Amazing Grace Worship: 10:30 AM
Phone 267-7400 Fax 267-7407
Web site: peacecommunitychurch.com
e-mail: [email protected]
PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH
Sunday Worship at 9:30am.
Peace is a member of the ELCA.
We celebrate weekly communion with
traditional liturgy, organ and choir.
15840 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers
On the way to Sanibel. 239-437-2599,
www.peaceftmyers.com,
[email protected]
REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH
3950 Winkler Ext., Fort Myers, 274-0143
8:15 and 10:15 a.m. Sunday Services
Daily early learning center/day care
RIVER OF LIFE ASSEMBLY OF GOD
21580 River Ranch Rd, Estero
239-495-0400, Senior Pastor: Todd Weston
8 and 9:45 a.m Services; 11:30 a.m.
Legacy Service, multi-generational
SAMUDRABADRA BUDDHIST CENTER
Meditation classes. All are welcome.
Guided meditations offering many methods for relaxing the body and focusing the
mind on virtuous objects to bring increasing peace and happiness into daily activity.
For information, class times and locations
call 567-9739 or visit www.MeditationInFortMyers.org.
SAINT COLUMBKILLE
CATHOLIC CHURCH
12171 Iona Road, Fort Myers, off McGregor and north of Gladiolus.
489-3973 Father Joseph Clifford.
Weekly Monday through Saturday 8 a.m.
Weekend masses: Saturday 3 and 5 p.m.;
Sunday: 7, 9,11, and 5:30 p.m.
Reconciliation is available at the church on
Saturdays at noon and by appointment
SAINT JOHN THE APOSTLE
METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCH
3049 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers,
344-0012 Pastor Reverend Steve Filizzi
An Affirming & Inclusive Congregation
Sunday Services 10 a.m.
SAINT MICHAEL LUTHERAN
CHURCH & SCHOOL (LCMS)
3595 Broadway, Fort Myers,
239-939-1218, Worship: Saturday 5:30
p.m., Sunday 8 & 10:45 a.m. Bible Study
for adults and children Sunday at 9:15 a.m.
Phone for other dates & times. Plus Marriage Enrichment, Divorcecare, Griefshare.
SAINT PETER LUTHERAN CHURCH
3751 Estero Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach,
239-463-4251, www.stpeterfmb.com. Sunday service at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.
SAINT NICHOLAS MONASTERY
Church and Bookstore:111 Evergreen
Road (southwest corner of Evergreen
Road and Gail Street.) Liturgical services
conducted in English and Church Slavonic;
following the Julian (Old) Calendar.
Liturgical Services: Sundays and Holy
Days: Hours at 9:30 a.m. Holy Liturgy at
10 a.m. Call to confirm service schedule:
239-997-2847; Bookstore: 239-691-1775
or visit www.saintnicholasmonastery.org.
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL CATHOLIC COMMUNITY
13031 Palm Beach Blvd (3 miles east of
I75) East Fort Myers (across from Ft Myers Shores) 239 693 0818
Weekday masses: 9 a.m. Tuesday-Friday
Weekend masses: 4 p.m. Saturday
Sunday 9 & 11 a.m. All Are Welcome!
SOUTHWEST BAPTIST CHURCH
16940 McGregor Boulevard,
Fort Myers, 454-3336
Robert G. Kasten, Pastor
Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m.
Nursery available
9:45 a.m. Sunday School for all ages
Junior Church grades one to five
Wee Church Pre-K to K
Evening Service 6 p.m.
Wednsday Service 6 p.m.
TEMPLE BETHEL SYNAGOGUE
16225 Winkler 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
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TEMPLE JUDEA (CONSERVATIVE)
14486 A&W Bulb Road, Fort Myers,
433-0201, Rabbi: Rabbi Marc Sack
Minyan: Monday at 9 a.m.
Religious Education: Sunday mornings
and Wednesday evenings Services: Friday
night at 6:15 p.m. and Saturday morning at
9 a.m. Web site: www.tjswfl.org
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From page 10
Churches/Temples
THE NEW CHURCH
The New Church of SWFL is located
10811 Sunset Plaza Circ. #401, behind
Zoomers. Rev. Gabriella Cahaley officiates worship services on Sundays at 11
a.m. during the season. Other worship
events are held on the beach in Fort Myers Beach. See our webpage http://www.
newchurchflorida.com/ or call for more
information 239-481-5535.
UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST
CHURCH FORT MYERS
13411 Shire Lane (off Daniels Parkway
one mile west of I-75). Minister: The Reverend Allison Farnum. Sunday services
and religious education at 10:30 a.m. For
information on all church events call 5612700 or visit www.uucfm.org.
UNITY OF BONITA SPRINGS
Family Service 10 to 11 a.m. Healing
Circle 11 a.m. Hospitality and Fellowship,
11 a.m. Inspiring lesson, uplifting and
dynamic music, meditation in a loving environment. Service held at 28285 Imperial
Street, Bonita Springs. Call 947-3100.
UNITY OF FORT MYERS
11120 Ranchette Rd, Fort Myers
Sunday Services: 9:15 and 11 a.m.
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
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9065 Ligon Court, Fort Myers, across
from HealthPark Hospital, 481-2125
Senior Pastor: Robert Brunson
Sunday Service: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School
for all ages. 11 a.m. Blended Worship
www.westminsterfortmyers.org
WORD OF LIFE CHURCH
2120 Collier Ave, Fort Myers, 274-8881;
Services: Sunday 10 a.m.; Wednesday 7
p.m. Bishop Gaspar and Michele Anastasi
ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH
7401 Winkler Road, Fort Myers, 481-4040,
Pastor Curtis Deterding. Sunday Services
8 a.m. Traditional, 10:45 a.m. Blended,
9:30 a.m. Eductional Hour. Web site www.
zionfm.org.
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Tickets Now Available For
2015 Cattle Barons’ Ball
S
upporters of the American Cancer Society can now purchase tables and VIP
couples tickets for the 12th annual Cattle Barons’ Ball, to be held on January
17, 2015 on Top Rocker Field at Six Bends-Harley Davidson.
“Wrangler” tables of eight are available for $3,500 and VIP tickets are $1,000 per
couple. The tickets can be purchased online at www.cattlebaronslee.com. Wrangler
table sponsors will have their name on the table and also on a video loop playing
throughout the evening. VIP couples will get premium seating, entrance to the Barons’
reception, two tickets to the pre- and post-gala parties and have their name included in
the program and on the video loop.
The Cattle Barons’ Ball is the signature fundraising event for the Lee County chapter of the American Cancer Society, generating critically needed funds that help pay
for cancer research and education and services for local patients and survivors.
Sponsorships also are still available for local businesses that want to support the
event. Now in its 12th year, the Cattle Barons’ Ball has raised more than $3.9 million
for support services, research and education. Co-presenting sponsors for the 2015
gala are Fifth Third Bank and LeeSar. This year’s event will be held on Top Rocker
Field at the new Six Bends Harley-Davidson, on the southeast corner of I-75 and
Daniels Parkway in Fort Myers.
To volunteer or learn more about the 2015 Cattle Barons’ Ball and the American
Cancer Society, contact Jamie Powell at [email protected] or 936-1113.
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THE RIVER - NOVEMBER 21, 2014
Cold Water
Hot Spots
by Capt. Matt
Mitchell
T
his week,
our water
temperatures
dipped below the
70 degree mark for
the first time this
season. This cold
water is at least a
few weeks earlier
than we normally
experience, and with another major
cold front forecast to come through
mid-week, water temperatures are only
going to continue to drop. This next
cold front we are expecting will most
likely put a end to the fast-paced shiner
fishing we have enjoyed for the last few
months until the spring time warmup.
Good news, though, this week is that
the red tide that has been sat out in the
Gulf for the last few months has slowly
moved south of our region without effecting Pine Island Sound at all. A few dead
fish are washing up on the beaches from
Lover’s Key south to Marco Island, but
luckily most of the effects have remained
well offshore. The latest satellite images
are now showing the highest concentrations of the red tide from Bonita Beach
south. With prevailing north winds and
currents, this red tide bloom should continue to slowly drift south and away from
us.
Fishing for snook was the best action
for me this week. Most of the snook I’m
catching came while live shiner fishing
protected mangrove creeks. This action
was still on fire with a average of 20
to 30 snook a trip even on the coldest
windy days. Most of these snook are way
below the slot size, non-stop mixed bag
action and a few chances at bigger snook
during each trip had everyone smiling.
I’m still taking advantage of all the shiners
that around knowing that this fast-paced
method of fishing will quickly coming to a
end, and we will be making that seasonal
switch to live shrimp fishing sooner than
later.
Bigger trout are also been starting
to show up in much better numbers in
these same deeper mangrove creeks
that I’m targeting the snook. Limits of
keeper trout came easier than we have
seen in months, as these trout move in
Send Us Your Fish Tales
T
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Send us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of catch,
species and weight, and include photographs with identification. Drop them
at the River Weekly, 1609 Hendry Street, Suite 15, Fort Myers, Florida 33901,
or email to [email protected]
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Nick Basilio from Pennsylvania with a cold water snook caught while fishing with Capt.
Matt Mitchell
from the open exposed flats of the sound
into the more sheltered, warmer water
creek systems. Free-lined shiners where
the bait of choice for these trout which
have been ranging in size from 16 to 22
inches. Sheltered clear water sandy flats
back in these same creek systems in the
1 to 3 foot range were also holding good
numbers of trout. During cold sunny days,
look for these trout to be laid out sunning
themselves in this shallower water. When
the trout get in this pattern, they make a
great sight fishing target.
Oyster-lined mangrove creeks in south
Matllacha Pass were some of my favorite places to catch fish this week. These
sheltered creeks and creek systems offer
anglers a wide variety of species, clear
water, structure and a fast moving current. During windy cold periods, they are
not only a short run that is close to home
but a good fishy place to hide from a cold
north wind.
Many of these creek systems are tough
to navigate with non-forgiving broken
oyster bottom and super shallow narrow
channel entries. Take your time when
exploring theses areas and do it on a
incoming tide until you learn how deep
the water is and how the natural channels run between the super shallow oyster
bars.
As conditions keep getting colder, the
deep holes and shorelines in these creeks
offer some of the best big sheepshead
fishing around, along with being a cold
water refuge for some of the biggest
snook I see all year.
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:
Former Patient Now
Animal Ambassador
by Patricia Molloy
S
ince its founding in 1968, CROW
has treated and released tens of
thousands of injured, abandoned
and orphaned wild birds, mammals and
reptiles and released them back into the
wild. While the primary goal of CROW
has always been to return patients to
their wild homes after treatment, despite
the veterinarians’ best efforts, not all
patients are able to make a full recovery.
Last year, CROW obtained a special
permit to train and keep a small number of animal ambassadors to serve as educational models. The animals in the program would not be able to survive on their own in the wild for
a variety of health reasons and their statuses as ambassadors
gives them a second chance at life.
It is critical to understand that these animals are not pets;
proper procedure is carefully followed by specially trained
staff members to ensure the safety and comfort of each animal ambassador. CROW has been preparing several former
patients for new roles as animal ambassadors: a red-tailed
hawk, an American kestrel, a swallow-tailed kite and a gopher
tortoise.
If you would like to meet the red-tailed hawk, go to
On Tuesday at 11 a.m., see CROW’s red-tailed hawk, a former patient turned animal ambassador, at the Visitor
CROW’s Visitor Education Center (3883 Sanibel Captiva
Education Center and learn fascinating facts about the species
photo courtesy of Kathie McDonough
Road) on Tuesday, November 25 at 11 a.m. Willow Bender
clinic.org.
will present a one-hour program on red-tailed hawks as part of the hospital’s WOW
CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife
(Wonders of Wildlife) lecture series. Guests will learn interesting information about
hospital
providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from our
red-tailed hawks in general and what it is like to be a patient at the wildlife clinic. The
local
area.
The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5
audience will have the opportunity to view the former patient turned wildlife ambasp.m.
Mail
donations
to PO Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit:
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Plant Smart
Orangeberry
by Gerri Reaves
O
rangeberry (glycosmis pentaphylla) is a citrus relative
and is grown in the tropics of Asia and Australia.
Introduced to the United States in 1960, it is notable
mainly for its traditional medicinal uses, including fever reduction
and the treatment of skin conditions, intestinal parasites and
rheumatism, to mention only several.
It is an antioxidant, and research suggests that it can play
a positive role in the treatment of cancerous tumors and liver
disease.
Also called Jamaica mandarin orange, this evergreen shrub
or small tree has a compact crown and usually reaches no more
than 12 feet tall. It lacks the thorns of Florida’s most common
citrus trees.
The alternate lanceolate leaves of about six inches long have
three, five or seven leaflets and a spicy flavor.
Inflorescences of tiny five-petaled white flowers appear at the
ends of the branches, followed by clusters of edible juicy pinkish
translucent berries containing one or two oval seeds.
The fruit is said to have a gin or juniper flavor, thus another
common name, gin berry.
This tree prefers full sun and conditions similar to those preferred by citrus trees.
In warm climates, it blooms intermittently throughout the
year. Fruit at various stages of development might be present on
the tree simultaneously.
It is not widely available in nurseries, but is sought for its
ornamental value or unusual fruit.
But there’s a good reason to choose a native fruit tree
instead of orangeberry: it is one of the hosts for the invading
citrus swallowtail butterfly (Papilio demoleus), a threat to the
citrus industry.
Sources: edis.ifas.ufl.edu, citrusvariety.ucr.edu, ehow.com and
tradewindsfruit.com.
Non-native orangeberry is a relative of citrus and a host for an invasive butterfly that threatens the state’s citrus
Plant Smart explores the diverse flora of South Florida.
industry
River District Farmers’ Market
Announces Special Holiday Hours
photo by Gerri Reaves
two-hour parking is available next to the
market under the Caloosahatchee Bridge.
The River District Farmers’ Market,
originally called the Downtown Farmers’
Market, has been in operation since 1994.
The market currently features vendors
offering an assortment of goods including
fruits, vegetables, seafood, honey, breads,
cheese, pasta, flowers, ready to eat foods,
plants and soaps.
Call 810-2313 for more information.
From page 1
Hydroponic
Gardening
Produce sold at the River District Farmers’ Market in Centennial Park, located in downtown Fort Myers
photos by Natalie S. Dunham
T
he River District Farmers’ Market in downtown Fort Myers
announced special holiday hours for the convenience of cooks and shoppers
who would like fresh food and handmade products at reasonable prices. The
market, located at 2000 West First Street underneath the U.S. 41 Caloosahatchee
Bridge in Centennial Park, is normally open Thursdays, but for the Thanksgiving,
Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays, it will be open Wednesdays, November 26,
December 24 and December 31, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., instead.
At the River District Farmers’ Market, cooks are able to purchase fresh local produce and specialty produce, seafood, honey, breads, cheese, pasta and flowers for
their holiday tables, often finding varieties lacking in the average grocery store. Free
market hours. The goal is to encourage
Brittain Produce, longtime vendor at the
residents to become more sustainable and River District Farmers’ Market
eat healthier by growing some of their
own food.
Now in its 5th year, the Alliance
Swim with
GreenMarket offers a full range of activities year round, including free yoga classes
the Fishes
every Saturday at 9:30 a.m., live music,
cooking demonstrations and more. Visit
www.ArtInLee.org or find the Alliance for
the Arts GreenMarket page on Facebook
for more information.
The Alliance for the Arts is located at
10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of
Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers.
Read us online at
IslandSunNews.com
481-4733
12600 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers
www.scubavicedivers.com
THE RIVER - NOVEMBER 21, 2014
From page 1
New Show Opens
At Theatre Conspiracy
story that is filled with eccentric characters, witty dialogue and talented cast.
The play play begins as Smitty, the
20-year-old orphaned heir to the family
fortune, returns to his Southern home
with a controversial new wife, a trunkload
of gin and his new wife’s acting coach,
who is quite possibly insane. A party is
thrown, someone turns up dead, and the
plot thickens. For Southerners, the truth
isn’t nearly as important as a good story.
The show is directed by Karen
Goldberg with an incredible cast including professional equity actress Kim Crow,
Lauren Drexler, Tera Nicole Miller, Jordan
Wilson, Katie Pankow and Jim Yarnes.
Cast of Swell Party
Individual tickets are $22 each. Student
tickets are $11. Performances are
Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., with one Sunday matinee on December 7
at 2 p.m. Thursdays are “buy one get one half off” while opening night – November
21 – is “pay what you will, cash only,” you name the ticket price. Season subscriptions
are available. You can buy the remaining six shows for $102 ($17 per ticket) or five
shows for $90 ($18 per ticket) or four shows for $80 ($20 per ticket). Tickets can be
purchased by calling Theatre Conspiracy’s box office at 936-3239 or by visiting www.
theatreconspiracy.org.
Topher Payne is the author of more than a dozen plays, which have been performed on stages across the United States. He has been named Best Local Playwright
in Atlanta by readers of both The GA Voice and Creative Loafing for the last four
years. His plays Swell Party and Angry Fags were both nominated for Outstanding
World Premiere and The Gene-Gabriel Moore Playwriting Award at the 2013 Suzi
Awards. Payne is an artistic associate with Atlanta’s Process Theatre Company and
Flying Carpet Theatre in New York. He is the executive producer of the Atlanta
24-Hour Plays For Working Title Playwrights.
Captiva Cruises Thanksgiving Weekend
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Friday, November 28, 2014
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Cabbage Key Thanksgiving, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cruise to Useppa Island, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner on this
tropical island, Adults $40, Children $25
Enjoy the Historic Collier Inn and Museum,
Adults $40, Children $25
Cayo Costa Shelling Cruise, 9 a.m.-noon
Cayo Costa Shelling Cruise, 1-4 p.m.
(Additional cost for dinner)
Dolphin & Wildlife Adventure Cruise,
4-5:30 p.m.
Fireworks Cruise, 6-7:30 p.m.
Enjoy the Captiva Holiday Village Fireworks Show
from the water, Adults $45, Children $35
Complimentary pumpkin pie and cider will be
served, Adults $27.50, Children $18
Reservations required by calling 239-472-5300
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Theatre Conspiracy’s season continues after Swell Party. Remaining shows are:
The Bible: The Complete Word Of God (Abridged) by Adam Long, Reed Martin
and Austin Tichenor
January 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23 and 24 at 8 p.m., January 18 at 2 p.m.
Whether you are Catholic or Atheist, Muslim or Jew, Protestant or Purple People
Eater, you will be tickled by this romp through old time religion. The Bible: The
Complete Word Of God (Abridged) is an affectionate, irreverent roller coaster ride
from fig leaves to Final Judgment as Theatre Conspiracy tackles the great theological questions: Did Adam and Eve have navels? Did Moses really look like Charlton
Heston? And why isn’t the word “phonetic” spelled the way it sounds?
Good People by David Lindsay-Abaire
February 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20 and 21 at 8 p.m., February 15 at 2 p.m.
A funny, tough and tender story about the insurmountable class divide. When
Margie Walsh loses her job at a South Boston dollar store, she reaches out to her
old flame Mike, a neighborhood boy who escaped and became a successful doctor.
Margie’s attempt to hit Mike up for a job takes on a surprising twist when she realizes
the power a secret from Mike’s past holds. From Pulitzer Prize-winner David LindsayAbaire, Good People looks at the extraordinary consequences of choosing to hold on
to the past or leave it behind.
Arcadia by Tom Stoppard
March 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28 at 8PM. March 22 at 2PM
The perfect marriage of ideas, wit, language, passion and comedy. A true theatrical
feast. The scenes shift back and forth between the 19th century and the present. A
marvelous story unfolds that addresses art, science, history, love, truth – and how they
intersect. A varied and vastly entertaining cast of characters takes us on an amusing
journey to explore a possible scandal involving the rakish poet, Lord Byron.
Jane The Plain by August Schulenberg
(Co-production with Florida SouthWestern State College)
April 2, 3, 4, 9, 10 and 11 at 8 p.m., April 4 and 11 at 2 p.m.
This show was a finalist in last years new play contest. Football, popularity and the
clash of the gods: it’s all going down at Plainview High School’s homecoming game
in this comic fairy tale. Jane’s status at school takes a sudden rise after she is given
the gift of beauty. Everyone starts falling for her: Even the football teams starting QB.
What if the wrong choice in high school really could end the world?
Winner of our Annual New Play Contest
May 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15 and 16 at 8 p.m., May 17 at 2 p.m.
Finishing out the year will be the winner of our 16th Annual New Play Contest.
The winner will be announced in late November. This year, we recieved over 600
entries to the contest from all over the United States, Canada, Australia and England.
Shell, swim, bird watch and explore
Adults $40, Children $25
Sunset Serenade
Enjoy a sunset cruise with live music,
Adults $30, Children $20
For more information visit: captivacruises.com
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THE RIVER - NOVEMBER 21, 2014
Upcoming Events At Davis Art Center
All models showcasing outfits on the runway
Watching a movie outdoors during TGIM: Fort Myers Film Festival’s Indie Movie Monday
F
rom angels to nutcrackers, butterflies to birds, and football helmets to fishing
lures, you’re likely to see almost anything adorning the beautiful and creative
trees at the Festival of Trees, returning December 3 to 7. The trees and lavished with valuable gifts and then are auctioned off at the Tux and Trees Gala, with
proceeds benefitting Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida and the Sidney &
Berne Davis Art Center.
On December 6, the Tux and Trees Gala begins with complimentary valet parking
and delicious hors d’oeuvres and ends with decadent desserts and the opportunity to
bid on spectacular decorated trees at an exciting live auction. All proceeds to benefit
Goodwill Foundation of Southwest Florida. Tickets are $100 and available at www.
tuxandtrees.com.
On December 7, the Davis Art Center will host Family Fun Day. Begin the day with
brunch with Santa and Goodwill’s children’s workshop. Enjoy a delicious brunch, get a
photo with Santa, and take part in holiday arts and crafts at the workshop. Admission
to the workshop is $6, Brunch with Santa is $12 and the Brunch & Workshop combo
is $15.
December 20 is the Frosty Swamp Stomp. Pearly Mea and the Crawdaddy Boys
are back to host Ghostbird Theatre Company’s 2nd annual Holiday Cabaret Soiree,
including a silent auction fundraiser. Hors d’ouerves and a cash bar will be available for
refreshments, while performers entertain you with tender and lighthearted skits, original music and traditional songs of the season. The event begins at 7 p.m. and admission is $25 per person.
The monthly Art & Poetry Networking Event is cancelled during the month of
December.
During the January 2, 2015 Art Walk, Sanibel artist Myra Roberts will be exhibiting Ancient Spirits to Angels On Earth, a retrospective 1975 to 2015: Water, Oil and
Collage. Roberts’s watercolor paintings from her Ancient Spirits period are inspired by
sacred Yaqui Indian ceremonies and life in the American Southwest. Her Florida Retro
oil paintings resurrect the Sunshine State’s past, while Endangered Species oils draw
attention to future concerns. Hollywood and Pinups pay tribute to legendary entertainment stars. Project Tolerance: The Faces of Anne Frank is comprised of 40 oil portraits based on The Diary of a Young Girl. Prelude to the 1940s is a series of collages
that depict American or German middle-class domestic life combined with images of
Hitler’s rise to power. Angels On Earth celebrates extraordinary lives. These include Sir
Nicholas George Winton, the Englishman who helped save 669 children from Nazioccupied Czechoslovakia and Pakistani teenage hero Malala Yousafzai. Her exhibit will
show through January 23.
Gathering for a TGIM screening last season
Kate Davis will perform on January 17
December 8 is a special Outdoor Indie Movie Monday. Bring a sweater and catch
an indie short film or two in front of the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center at 7 p.m.
with celebrity judges movie critic Mark Krzos, The News-Press’ Mike Donlan, actress
Rachel Burttram Powers, musical guest Official Outcome, host Eric Raddatz and cohost Melissa DeHaven. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and students.
Connect Networking returns on December 11. 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,and appetizers provided by Capone’s Coal
Fired Pizza.
Connect Networking is held on the second Thursday of every month from 5:30 to
7:30 p.m. Admission is $10 or $30 for a promotional table.
Also on December 11 is the Abstract 9 opening reception. The exhibition features
large scale abstract paintings from Florida SouthWestern College visual art students.
The reception starts at 7:30 p.m. and is a free event. The exhibit will be showing
through December 22.
On January 5, the Davis Art Center will host TGIM: Fort Myers Film Festival’s Indie
Movie Monday. Join movie lovers as we review and discuss short films in consideration
for the Fort Myers Film Festival. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and films start at 7 p.m.
Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and students.
January 6 is Art Talk Tuesday. Artist Myra Roberts and and author Ella Nayor will
be accompanied by Holocaust survivors Cesare Frustaci, Dr. Robert Hilliard and Steen
Metz.
Connect Networking will return on January 8. 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,and appetizers provided by Capone’s Coal
Fired Pizza.
Connect Networking is held on the second Thursday of every month from 5:30 to
7:30 p.m. Admission is $10 or $30 for a promotional table.
On January 17, Kate Davis will perform a concert. The music of Davis, a multiinstrumentalist and vocalist, has been turning heads in New York’s music scene since
2012. Whether she’s crooning rootsy ballads or plucking bright riffs from her bass, the
gutsy songstress from Portland, Oregon puts a fresh spin on the standards and brings
a canonical sensibility to her own lush tracks. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at
the door.
January 19 is the Famous Author Lecture & Lunch with best-selling author
Deborah Crombie. Sponsored by FineMark National Bank & Trust, enjoy lunch and
lecture with Crombie, a native Texan who has lived in both England and Scotland.
Crombie is the author of the Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James mystery series set in the
THE RIVER - NOVEMBER 21, 2014
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United Kingdom. She lives in McKinney, Texas, sharing a house that is more than
100 years old with her husband, two cats and two German shepherds. Tickets are
$35; tables of eight are $350.
January 22 is a Art & Poetry Networking Event. Come and enjoy an evening of
local art, poetry and much more. Artists will have the opportunity to showcase their
work and share it with the local community. This is also a chance for anyone and
everyone to come and meet upcoming artists and poets in the area. Held on the
fourth Thursday of every month, the evnt begins at 8 p.m. Admission is $10.
On January 30 and 31, Art Walks The Runway Weekend of Fashion comes to
the Davis Art Center. Art and fashion collide for this art center signature fundraising
fashion show. Friday ($15 in advance, $20 at the door) will debut the best of the local
collection and Saturday evening ($25 in advance, $30 at the door) will be the Couture
Fashion Collection.
Symphony Presents Annual Holiday
Pops Concert, Christmas In Paradise
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Christmas In Paradise, on Saturday, December 13, Monday, December 15
and Wednesday, December 17. The December 13 concert happens at the
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at 8 p.m., the December 15 concert happens at Shell Point Village Church at 7:30 p.m. and the December 17 concert happens at BIG Arts Schein Hall on Sanibel at 8 p.m.
Christmas In Paradise will be conducted by Maestro Leif Bjaland and includes performances by The Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida. This concert includes
selections that celebrate winter holidays in the tropics like Feliz Navidad and Mele
Kalikimaka – The Hawaiian Christmas Song along with traditional seasonal favorites
like Carol of the Bells, March of the Toys and Santa Claus is Coming to Town. This
season’s Holiday Pops Concert offers great holiday entertainment for the whole family
and will make everyone appreciate spending the holidays in Florida’s balmy December
weather even more.
Tickets range from $20 to $82 and may be purchased in person at the Symphony
box office, by calling 418-1500, online at www.swflso.org or at the door one hour
prior to each concert.
The Southwest Florida Symphony’s season features the signature Masterworks
Classical Concert Series, entitled A Symphonic Voyage Across The World (January
17, American Masterpieces; February 21, Viva España; March 28, From Russia With
Love; and April 25 and 26, Beethoven: JOY!); its Pops Series entitled Quintessential
Southwest Florida (The Music of Champions: Sports Themes, Fight Songs & The
Sounds of Team Spirit on February 6 and 7; A Tribute to Erich Kunzel on March 13
and 14; and Classic Country: A Salute to Dolly & Patsy on April 3 and 4); a Sanibel
Series, performed at BIG ARTS on Sanibel Island (January 14, February 11 and
March 11); and additional concerts at the Shell Point Village Church (January 13 and
March 16).
The Southwest Florida Symphony’s 2014-15 sponsors include The Southwest
Florida Community Foundation, The City of Fort Myers, The State of Florida Division
of Cultural Affairs, The Florida Council on Arts & Culture, The Southwest Florida
Symphony Endowment Foundation, The Southwest Florida Symphony Society,
The L.A.T. Foundation, Uhler & Vertich Financial Planners, Richard Prescott, The
Neil Goldberg Dream Foundation, Rev. Gary and Christine LaCroix, Mr. and Mrs.
Charles B. Munsch, Don Fjellin, ‘Tween Waters Inn, Bailey’s General Store, Sanibel
Captiva Community Bank, Crowne Plaza, Shoeless Joe’s, Mastello Ristorante, Sheeley
Architects, Eric Diefenbach and JK Brown, LCEC, The Cape Coral Community
Foundation, Baird Private Wealth Management and Rebecca Ross, Stefan and
Christine Riesenfeld, The Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, The Friends of the
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Path To Wellness 5K Run/Walk Results
And they’re off! Nearly 200 runners and walkers participated in the 4th annual Path To
Wellness 5K Run/Walk held on November 8
N
early 200 runners and walkers participated in the 4th annual Path To
Wellness 5K Run/Walk on November 8, raising $14,000 to help residents
with mental health and substance use disorders in Southwest Florida. The
event benefited SalusCare, the region’s largest provider of treatment for individuals
with mental health and substance use disorders.
John Bates of Captiva won the Senior Grand Masters division for males 60 and
older with a race time of 21 minutes, 21 seconds.
Laurie Jensen of Sanibel won first place in the female ages 55 to 59 division with a
race time of 25 minutes, 40 seconds.
The race was won by Alejandro Pedraza, 19, of Naples, who ran the 3.1-mile
course at Florida SouthWestern State College in 15 minutes, 31 seconds, setting a
new record for the race. The top female finisher was Melissa Guzman, 35, of Cape
Coral with a time of 21 minutes, 27 seconds, setting a new course record for females.
The top three finishers were awarded trophies or medals in nine age groups for both
men and women.
The winning race times were among 12 records that were shattered in nine age
groups.
Race results and timing were provided by 3D Racing, Inc. of Cape Coral. Complete
race results are available online at www.3dracing.com.
Major sponsors of the Path To Wellness were Barracuda, FOCUS Magazine of
Southwest Florida, Fort Myers Police Department, Goldberg, Racila, D’Alessandro &
From page 9
Fort Myers Fare
NERVOUS NELLIE’S CRAZY
WATERFRONT EATERY
Nervous Nellie’s is a casual, family-fun
restaurant that boasts a large selection
of appetizers, fresh seafood, over-stuffed
sandwiches and entrées. Dine in airconditioned comfort or outside on Nellie’s
expansive waterfront patio. Happy hour
is 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.
1131 First Street, Fort Myers Beach
at the Fort Myers Historic Seaport at
Nervous Nellie’s Marina. Call 463-8077.
SS HOOKERS
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.
SUNSHINE GRILLE
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 woodfired stove with fresh oak. Wood-fired
steaks fill out the menu, including a ribeye
and a porterhouse, to go along with the
famous wood-fired filet mignon.
Happy hour and live music are featured daily.
8700 Gladiolous Drive, Fort Myers.
Call 489-2233.
SalusCare CEO Kevin B. Lewis presents the
Senior Grand Masters Award to John Bates
of Captiva
SalusCare CEO Kevin B. Lewis presents the
top award in the Female 55-59 age group
to Laurie Jensen of Sanibel
Noone, LLC, LeeSar, and Susan Bennett
Marketing & Media. Other corporate sponsors were Genoa Healthcare, Lee County
Homeless Coalition, Lee County Sheriff’s Department, Lee Memorial Health System,
and the Norton Miller Group at Morgan Stanley, with individual support from Sue
Ackert, Marshall Bower, Esq., Dena Geraghty, Dr. Madelyn Isaacs, Ed Kleinow and
Geoffrey and Robbie Roepstorff. Food sponsors were Gordon Food Service, Palm
Printing/Printers Ink and Sanibel Moorings Condominium Association.
Register Now For Fundraiser Ride
Frankie Andreu, Greg LeMond and Brian Walton
T
here’s less than one month left for cyclists, runners and Southwest Floridians
to register for the 11th annual Everyone Rides multi-event fundraiser, to be
held Sunday, December 7 at JetBlue Park, 11500 Fenway South Drive in
Fort Myers.
Presented by Ted Todd Insurance and Allstate Insurance, Everyone Rides is a multievent fundraiser, which also includes Everyone Runs and Everyone Relax, to support
the programs of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County, which provide safe and supportive low-cost afterschool and summer enrichment programs to our community’s
at-risk youth.
Full event information, times and registration fees, including VIP pricing is available
at www.EveryoneRides.org. VIP pricing includes entrance to the exclusive Peloton
Party in Naples on December 5 and a special ride and an all-you-can-eat pasta lunch
with the professionals in Fort Myers on December 6.
The Peloton Party includes cocktails, dinner, live entertainment, cycling-influenced
auction items and special guests Greg LeMond, three-time Tour De France winner,
and Frankie Andreu, writer and former professional cyclist. Early-registration price for
the Peloton Party tickets is $125 per person if purchased on or before November 15.
Space is limited to the first 100 registered individuals. To register, got to Eventbrite.
com and search “Everyone Rides Peloton Party.”
For more information or to become a sponsor, contact Greg Brock at 822-3748 or
email [email protected]
Our email address is [email protected]
THE RIVER - NOVEMBER 21, 2014
Evening With The Red Sox
Benefits Boys & Girls Clubs
T
he 10th annual Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County’s Evening with the Red
Sox dinner and auction is scheduled for Monday, March 2, 2015. For the
third consecutive year, the event will be held at JetBlue Park at Fenway South,
the Red Sox’s 106-acre spring training and player development complex, located at
11500 Fenway South Drive in Fort Myers.
The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. and include a cocktail reception with hors
d’oeuvres, beer and wine, silent and live auctions, dinner and autograph signings from
Red Sox players. Last year’s event included autograph signings by Craig Breslow, Mike
Carp and Will Middlebrooks.
“Evening with the Red Sox has grown larger each year and been a consistent sellout for the past four years,” said Jim Larkin, co-chairperson for the event and board
member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County. “As we celebrate this event’s 10th
anniversary, we expect that trend to continue and look forward to providing beneficial
programs to our community’s youth at the BGCLC.”
Returning title sponsor for 2015 is Ted Todd Insurance. Additional sponsorships
and tables are now available from $1,250 to $10,000. Donations for auction items
are also being accepted. For more information or to become a sponsor, contact
Shannon Lane at 334-1886 or email [email protected]
Individual tickets for the event are starting at $200 per person.
Funds raised during the event provide more than 30,000 hours of service to more
than 420 young people in the community. Last year, more than 1,300 youth demonstrated academic success, character and leadership and healthy lifestyles from the
agency’s programs.
“Our Boys & Girls Clubs provide a safe place for our community’s youth to
explore their interests and learn valuable life skills in order to build brighter futures,”
said Shannon Lane, chief professional officer for the BGCLC. “All of our programs
wouldn’t be possible without the continued support of our community and local businesses during events like Evening with the Red Sox, and we’re thankful for all that
we’ve accomplished since the beginning of this special event 10 years ago.”
Celebrating 40 years of providing quality youth programs and brighter futures for
Top Women Golfers Compete For $2
Million Purse In Tour Championship
by Ed Frank
W
ith the top women golfers in the world competing for
a record $2 million purse, this weekend’s CME Group
Tour Championship at the Tiburon Golf Club in
Naples provides an exciting climax to the 2014 LPGA season.
The winner of the four-day tournament will take home the
$500,000 first-place prize. In addition – and perhaps even more
important – nine players have a shot to win a $1 million bonus
in the Race to the CME Globe.
The Race to the CME Globe is a season-long competition with points awarded to players making tournament cuts,
members who finish in the top 40 of each tournament and, of
course, tournament champions.
The formula has nine players with the highest points accumulation mathematically
qualified to win the $1 million top prize. They are Stacy Lewis, World No. 1 Inbee
Park, Rookie of the Year Lydia Ko, Michelle Wie, So Yeon Ryu, Shanshan Feng,
Anna Nordqvist, Chella Choi and Karrie Webb.
Also up for grabs this weekend is the Vare Trophy for the season’s lowest scoring
average and the prize for the leading LPGA money winner. Lewis, with $2,502,309
in winnings this year, held a slight edge over Park with $2,209,460.
“Our field is truly the best of the best,” said tournament director Gail Graham.
“You don’t get to Naples without qualifying by winning a tournament or qualifying
through points.”
The tournament will be televised live daily over the Golf Channel. Last year, the
tournament reached 127 million homes in 158 countries. This is the fourth year
of the season-ending CME Group Tour Championship, and the third held here in
Naples.
Tickets are available each day at the course.
An important sidelight to the tournament is the Wounded Warriors Project, where
the CME Group awards $1,000 for each eagle recorded throughout the year with the
prize increased to $5,000 for this week’s tournament. To date, $275,000 has been
raised to assist wounded veterans.
Marlins Stanton Reportedly To Get Record $325 Million Contract
As we went to press earlier this week, there were reports that the Miami Marlins
were prepared to sign Giancarlo Stanton to a record-setting 13-year, $325 million
contract.
It would be the largest contract in the history of professional sports in this country.
The staggering sum is just $15 million shy of the combined payroll of the Marlins
for the past six years. And it is nearly double what the Marlins contributed to the
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young people in the Lee County community, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County
works to inspire and enable young people to realize their full potential as productive,
responsible and caring citizens. The BGCLC strives to provide a safe, world-class
club experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who walks
through its doors. The organization envisions all of its members graduating high school
with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character, citizenship while adapting a
healthy lifestyle.
For more information or to register for the event, contact Shannon Lane at 3341886 or [email protected]
Fore 4 Kids Golf Tournament
L
ee Memorial Health System Foundation announced the Fore 4 Kids Golf
Tournament, scheduled for Saturday, November 22 at Pelican Preserve Golf
Club in Fort Myers. The event will give participants the opportunity to win a
2015 Audi A3 convertible, donated by Audi Fort Myers. Proceeds from the tournament will be used to help provide lifesaving care through Golisano Children’s
Hospital of Southwest Florida’s capital campaign.
In addition to Audi Fort Myers, major event sponsors include Wolf, Metzger Maurillo
& Banfield Private Wealth Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC and GatorMade Golf.
The fun kicks off with registration starting at 11 a.m., followed by lunch and a 1
p.m. shotgun start. After hitting the links, golfers and their guests will enjoy dinner and
a special post-tournament concert showcasing the talents of Major League Baseball
star Bronson Arroyo. Guests will also have the chance to bid on a variety of auction
items sure to pique the interest of anyone in attendance.
Sponsorship and participation levels range from $150 to $7,500 and provide
ample opportunities for business and individual participation. A single golf slot is just
$250 and includes entry into the chance drawing to win the Audi A3.
Single tickets for entry into the chance drawing are available for only $100. No
more than 500 tickets will be sold and the drawing will take place at the conclusion of
the tournament; you need not be present to win.
To sponsor or register for the tournament and to purchase chance drawing tickets,
contact Christin Collins at [email protected] or 343-6062.
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THE RIVER - NOVEMBER 21, 2014
Inaugural Chef Challenge Cook Off
‘Ace’ Mazano and Jason Goetz
Judges Kathy Reynaert, Jessica Carter Peer, Kelly Goodwein and Rowe Hudson
I
f you’ve recently dined in a Lee Memorial Health System hospital cafeteria, you
may have noticed some changes. Throughout October, as part of Vegetarian
Awareness Month, the culinary team created special weekly features to encourage
experimentation with meatless alternatives and recipes. The chefs travelled to each
hospital with guests voting on the best dish, culminating in a cook off competition
on National Eating Healthy Day.
“November 5 was chosen as the date for our Grand Champion Cook-off because
it is the American Heart Association’s National Healthy Eating Day,” said Larry Altier,
System Director of Food and Nutrition Services for Lee Memorial Health System. “We
thought it would be a fun and interactive way to celebrate this day that is meant to
inspire everyone to make healthier food choices. We had great turnouts at the hospitals. Roughly 2,400 staff members stopped by to learn more and sample the food.”
Four chefs competed for a chance at the title of Grand Champion: Chris Jameson
of Cape Coral Hospital; Amauris “Ace” Mazano of Gulf Coast Medical Center; Jack
Brown of HealthPark Medical Center; and Jason Goetz from Lee Memorial Hospital.
Each created tasty dishes, using only plant-based ingredients.
Habitat Homes Are ‘Going Green’
One of the first dedicated homes in Majorca Palms
B
eginning with the 2014-15 fiscal year, all of Habitat For Humanity of Lee
and Hendry counties’ newly constructed homes will be constructed to Florida
Green Building Coalition standards. Homes constructed last spring in the east
Fort Myers neighborhood of Majorca Palms are the first Habitat For Humanity of
Lee and Hendry counties homes to attain the certification.
The energy efficient homes will not only lower the monthly bill for the homeowner
Four guest judges, including Rowe
Hudson, Director of Lee Health Solutions;
Kathy Reynaert facilitator of the Complete
Health Improvement Program (CHIP);
Kelly Goodwien, Director of the American
Heart Association; and Jessica Carter Peer,
Board Member of Lee Memorial Health
System, chose the best dish. Goetz took
top honors with a salad made of kale,
beets, sweet potatoes and chickpeas.
Jason Goetz prepping a dish
The competition has inspired Goetz to
create new dishes in the coming months.
“It’s very exciting,” he said. “I didn’t expect to win because Ace is such a good cook. It
also feels good to get some recognition.”
All four chefs received gift baskets and food-related gift cards for their participation.
In addition, Goetz received the Vegetarian Grand Champion trophy, which will be displayed at Lee Memorial Hospital.
“We are fortunate to have such a talented group of professionals working in our
kitchens,” Altier added. “The dishes they created for this competition will make their
way onto our menus in the months to come. We will definitely continue this event next
year. Special thanks go out to our chefs and their helpers for taking the time to participate.”
Altier credits Rose Garcia, a coder in Health Information Management for the
health system, as instrumental in getting the event off the ground and refers to her as,
“An awesome vegetarian ambassador.”
Proper nutrition is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. A vegetarian diet can
reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and obesity, while helping preserve the environment.
but will have long lasting benefits for the community as well. By choosing to build
green, Habitat For Humanity will reduce the footprint on the environment and add
value to the homes they build. Homeowners will experience an even greater amount
of affordability with lower monthly energy bills, better indoor air quality, increased
durability of the home, and more money for other necessities.
“My energy bill was drastically lower than in past years. The extra $60 to $70 I am
saving is going towards daycare bills, and allows me to use my money towards other
important household necessities for my children,” said Lakeisha Mack, one of the first
Majorca Palms homeowners.
“The Florida Green Building Coalition has provided a clear road map for High
Performance Home Building. They offer educational experiences, state specific green
certification standards, and the opportunity for our affiliate to become a leader in
Sustainable Building,” added John Dailey, VP of Construction at Habitat For Humanity
of Lee and Hendry counties. “Our new homes will be designed and constructed to be
more efficient and durable by using materials and techniques that are affordable. Our
goal is to add value without adding maintenance burden, while remaining volunteer
friendly. The Florida Green Building Coalition allows Habitat to achieve these goals
without sacrificing our primary goals of providing affordable, decent housing to families.”
Through the use of volunteer labor and donations of money and materials, Habitat
homes are sold to the homeowners with an interest-free mortgage and monthly
payments set at less than 30 percent of the homeowner’s income, making homeownership an affordable reality. Habitat homeowners must qualify financially for the
program; save $1,700 in closing costs; attend a series of educational classes focusing
on homeownership, budgeting and home maintenance; and complete 300 hours of
“sweat equity” by volunteering at Habitat.
For more information on volunteering, contact Paula Schenz at 652-1684 or [email protected]
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School Smart
by Shelley M.
Greggs, NCSP
D
ear
Shelley,
My fifth
grade son’s special
education teacher
keeps using the
term universal
design. She keeps
saying that this type
of design will help
him and everyone. I am confused. Is this
appropriate for special education? What
does universal design really mean?
Charlie J., Cape Coral
Charlie,
Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
is a good thing and “is a set of principles
for designing curriculum that provides all
individuals, including those with learning
differences, with equal opportunities to
learn.” The National Center on Universal
Design for Learning says that, “UDL is
a framework for designing curricula that
enable all individuals to gain knowledge,
skills, and enthusiasm for learning. UDL
provides rich supports for learning and
reduces barriers to the curriculum while
maintaining high achievement standards
for all.” UDL has three primary principles
based on neuroscience research, which
guides UDL and provides the underlying
framework for their Guidelines.
UDL principles are often referred to as
the what, how and why of learning and
require varied and flexible ways to:
1. Present or access information, concepts, and ideas with multiple representations. Why is this important?” Learners
differ in the ways that they perceive and
comprehend information that is presented to them. For example, those with
sensory disabilities (e.g., blindness or deafness); learning disabilities (e.g., dyslexia);
language or cultural differences, and so
forth may all require different ways of
approaching content. Others may simply
grasp information quicker or more efficiently through visual or auditory means
rather than printed text. Also, learning – and transfer of learning – occurs
when multiple representations are used,
because it allows students to make connections within, as well as between, concepts. In short, there is not one means of
representation that will be optimal for all
learners; providing options for representation is essential.”
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2. Provide multiple means of action
and expression. Why is this important?
“Learners differ in the ways that they
can navigate a learning environment and
express what they know. For example,
individuals with significant movement
impairments (e.g., cerebral palsy), those
who struggle with strategic and organizational abilities those who have language
barriers, and so forth approach learning
tasks very differently. Some may be able
to express themselves well in written text
but not speech, and vice versa. It should
also be recognized that action and expression require a great deal of strategy, practice and organization, and this is another
area in which learners can differ. In
reality, there is not one means of action
and expression that will be optimal for all
learners; providing options for action and
expression is essential.”
3. Provide multiple means of engagement. Why is this important? “Affect
represents a crucial element to learning, and learners differ markedly in the
ways in which they can be engaged or
motivated to learn. There are a variety of
sources that can influence individual variation in affect including neurology, culture,
personal relevance, subjectivity and background knowledge, along with a variety
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R
epresentatives of the Florida Superior Small Lodging Association (SSL)
recently announced that 16 Lee County hoteliers have successfully qualified
for the distinguished SSL designation. The SSL certification is a statewide
hospitality recognition program.
In addition, 15 of the 16 total SSL properties inspected by the Property Review
Program (PRP) qualified to receive the coveted Donal A. Dermody White Glove Award
for best practices in housekeeping. Properties must receive a score of 100 percent
for all components of the housekeeping inspection to be eligible to receive the White
Glove Award.
Eligibility for participation in the Lee County SSL program is restricted to accommodations with 50 room units or less. Properties must hold a valid hotel, motel, inn
or bed and breakfast license and pay all applicable state and local taxes related to the
operations of an accommodation.
The SSL inspection program and designation is designed to provide travelers with
an easily identifiable symbol to demonstrate that the accommodation is a “clean, safe
and well managed small lodging establishment, offering friendly ambiance and personal service.” All property review inspections are conducted unannounced and can be
repeated periodically and randomly to ensure that SSL program standards are being
maintained.
The passing grade for participation in the program is 82 percent and is based on a
comprehensive review process of six different property attributes: registration/operations/public places, guests accommodations, bathrooms, bathroom supplies, kitchens,
and property exterior. These six categories are further delineated with numerical scoring to create the 343 total point inspection system.
Lee County properties recognized by the Florida Superior Small Lodging
Association hospitality recognition program for 2014 include:
Bokeelia, Fort Myers & St. James City
Lahser House – White Glove Award
Legacy Harbour Hotel & Suites – White Glove Award
Tarpon Lodge – White Glove Award
Two Fish Inn – White Glove Award
Fort Myers Beach
Beach Shell Inn - White Glove Award
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Manatee Bay Inn Bed & Breakfast – White Glove Award
Matanzas Inn
Silver Sands Villas – White Glove Award
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of other factors presented in these guidelines. Some learners are highly engaged
by spontaneity and novelty while other
are disengaged, even frightened, by those
aspects, preferring strict routine. Some
learners might like to work alone, while
others prefer to work with their peers. In
reality, there is not one means of engagement that will be optimal for all learners
in all contexts; providing multiple options
for engagement is essential.”
Again, the main focus of UDL is that
new curricular materials and learning
technologies will be designed to be flexible to accommodate the unique learning styles of a wide range of individuals,
including children with disabilities and
that’s a great idea.
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.
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THE RIVER - NOVEMBER 21, 2014
Financial Focus
Share Your
‘Bounty’ With
Your Loved Ones
by Jennifer Basey
I
t’s almost
Thanksgiving,
a holiday that
once celebrated
the harvest season.
Although many of
us today may not
be directly connected to agriculture, we still gather
on Thanksgiving
with our loved ones to share whatever
“bounty” we may have. But this practice doesn’t have to begin and end with
food. Why not incorporate the spirit of
sharing into your overall financial strategy?
Here are a few suggestions for doing
just that:
• Make financial gifts. You could give
shares of stock to your loved ones, or
perhaps give them money to help fund
their IRAs. (They must have earned
income, however, to be eligible to contribute to an IRA.) You can give up to
$14,000 per year, per recipient. If you
are married, you and your spouse can
each give up to the $14,000 yearly limit.
• Invest in your children’s future. To
help your children meet the high costs
of higher education, you might want to
invest in a college savings vehicle. One
option to consider is a 529 plan. When
you contribute to a 529 plan, your earnings are subject to tax-free growth potential and distributions are free of federal
taxes, provided they are used for qualified higher education expenses. (Keep
in mind, though, that Section 529 plan
distributions not used for these qualified
expenses may be subject to income tax
and a 10 percent penalty.) Furthermore,
if you invest in your home state’s 529
plan, you may receive state tax incentives. Tax issues for 529 plans can be
complex, though, so you’ll need to consult with your tax advisor about your situation. Another benefit of 529 plans: You
control the assets right up to the point
at which they are actually used. So, if
you have been putting away money for a
particular child (or grandchild) and he or
she decides against college, you can easily
switch to another beneficiary.
• Review your insurance policies. If
something were to happen to you, is your
life insurance sufficient to take care of
your family? In other words, would there
be enough money available to pay off
your mortgage, send your children to college and help your surviving spouse meet
at least some of his or her retirement
expenses? A financial professional can
help you determine if your life insurance
is sufficient for your needs.
• Consider involving your family
with your estate plans. To help ensure
your wishes get carried out the way
you intended, consider keeping family members informed of your estate
strategy, which could involve your will,
living trust, power of attorney and other
legal documents. And don’t forget to
keep your beneficiary designations up
to date on your retirement accounts and
your life insurance policy. So if you’ve
gone through changes in your family
situation, such as a divorce or remarriage, work with your professional team,
including your financial advisor and your
tax and legal advisors, to make ensure
your investment strategy aligns with your
estate goals.
Once the turkey is eaten and the football games have ended, Thanksgiving will
draw to a close. But consider these strategies sharing your “bounty” with your
loved ones all year long – and throughout
your lifetime.
Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor
in Fort Myers. She can be reached at
[email protected]
From page 19
Top Women Golfers Championship
building of Marlins Park that opened in 2012.
Stanton is coming off a banner year, finishing second the National League MVP
voting. He hit .288 this past season and belted 37 homers to lead the league.
He was seriously injured on September 11, when he was hit in the face with a pitch
from Mike Fiers of the Milwaukee Brewers. He suffered facial lacerations, multiple fractures and dental damage.
Everblades Sweep Three On The Road
The Florida Everblades won three straight games on the road last weekend to
remain atop the Eastern Division of the ECHL.
The local hockey team defeated South Carolina twice and earned a Sunday victory
over Gwinnett.
The Everblades return to home ice this weekend at Germain Arena for Friday and
Saturday night games against Gwinnett starting at 7:30 and 7 p.m., respectively.
Share your community news with us.
Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702
or email [email protected]
Suncoast Credit Union Agrees
To $10,000 Matching Challenge
S
uncoast Credit Union Foundation has agreed to match up to $10,000 in
donations to Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida for its capital
campaign when parents, students, teachers, administrators and volunteers
from Charlotte, Collier and Lee County School Districts also donate.
Schools can create on-line teams through their parent-teacher organizations or
through any club or activity. Public, private and charter schools are all eligible for the
match as are all elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, and institutions of
higher education in the three-county area.
Using a special website at www.Classy.org/SunCoastHero, students, parents,
teachers, administrators or volunteers can either donate to any of the school teams, or
establish a school team of their own.
The match runs through December 31, and all teams raising a minimum of $500
for Golisano Children’s Hospital will earn an engraved paver at the entryway of the
new hospital, expected to open in 2017.
“We have already made a pledge to the capital campaign to name the school classroom that will be in the new Golisano Children’s Hospital,” said Cindy Helton, executive director for the Suncoast Credit Union Foundation. “We wanted to do something
that helped Golisano Children’s Hospital reach the final goal and involve students, parents, volunteers, teachers and administrators by presenting the match.”
The Heroes campaign is a grassroots campaign that aims to involve everyone in
the community in making donations and helping to be a part of the new Golisano
Children’s Hospital. Lee Memorial Health System Foundation, which is the primary
fundraising arm for all Lee Memorial Health System entities, including Golisano
Children’s Hospital, has led the $100 million capital campaign, which is currently at
$82 million in gifts, pledges and expectancies.
“We have a fabulous partnership with Suncoast Credit Union Foundation,” said
Kathy Bridge-Liles, chief administrative officer for Golisano Children’s Hospital of
Southwest Florida. “Suncoast, along with the Lee County and Collier County school
districts help to fund the full-time school teacher provided to children admitted to
the hospital, and they provide funding for Golisano Children’s Hospital’s Health in
Education programs taught in both Collier and Lee county schools.”
To learn more, visit www.FinishLineForKids.org or call Lee Memorial Health
System Foundation at 343-6950.
AppleJuice
Customize Your
Mac; Part 1
by Carol Rooksby
Weidlich, President,
SWACKS
W
ant to do a
makeover
on your
Mac? Start with the
Wallpaper (desktop backgrounds).
Setting a new desktop background is
the easiest way to
change the look of your Mac. Apple
includes many wallpapers with OS X.
But don’t stop there. Look through your
photo library for other backgrounds
options like landscapes and family
images. Use images that are at least as
large as your screen’s maximum resolution (found by navigating to System
Preferences > Displays and clicking
the Display button – your Mac’s default
resolution is the highest available) so you
limit any blurriness.
To turn your photos into desktop
backgrounds, go to System Preferences
> Desktop & Screen Saver. Click the
Desktop button, then scroll to the contents of your iPhoto library (here you can
also access the Photos folder or add others by clicking the “+” button). Click an
image file inside your Events, Faces and
Places, or any albums or folders you’ve
created to show it off on your desktop.
Backgrounds can appear full-screen, tiled,
or resized to fit your display’s dimensions – handy for fitting widescreen backgrounds to full-screen monitors and vice
versa. You can even set a collection of
images to display in sequence to make a
slideshow on your desktop.
If you want to look for more image
options, turn to the Internet. Check out
these websites where you download free
wallpapers.
• AllMacWallpaper <http://www.allmacwallpaper.com>
• Wallpapers Wide <http://wallpaperswide.com/mac-desktop-wallpapers.
html>
• 9TO5Mac <http://9to5mac.
com/2013/09/03/gallery-eight-beautifulnew-os-x-mavericks-wallpapers/>
• GoodFon.su <http://www.goodfon.
su>
• HD Wallpapers <http://www.
hdwallpapers.in>
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
exception of July and August, at Zion
Lutheran Church, 7401 Winkler Road in
Fort Myers.
For more information on the
South West Florida Apple Computer
Knowledge Society (SWACKS), visit
www.swacks.org.
Our email address is [email protected]
THE RIVER - NOVEMBER 21, 2014
deaRPharmacist
Mood Food
For Suicidal
Depression
by Suzy Cohen, RPh
D
ear
Readers
You’ve
been programmed to
believe that serotonin
deficiency causes
depression. If SSRI
antidepressants actually cured people, we
would not see escalating rates of suicide,
agitation, anxiety, depression, bipolar
disorder and PTSD.
The secret sadness that people carry
is not always apparent to the rest of the
world. For example, I went to lunch with
a new friend who has a picture perfect
life by most standards. She confided to
me that she has tried to kill herself three
times and suffers with chronic depression. More than two decades has passed
and not one psychiatrist or physician has
ever suggested magnesium to this lovely
lady. Not one! Unbelievable, considering
the studies that suggest magnesium plays
some role in depression, even with suicidal tendencies. The type of magnesium
matters, though.
Studies suggest that cardiac problems
may occur in the fetus when mothers
take SSRI drugs during the first trimester,
yet one in four women trying to get pregnant are taking an antidepressant.
Antidepressants target several neurotransmitters, usually epinephrine, dopamine or serotonin. But there are about
100 different brain chemicals involved in
making you feel “happy,” so targeting
just those three is silly. No wonder there
were nearly 37,000 suicides in 2009,
and about a million attempts according
to the CDC. It’s ideal to get information
and/or track your progress if you have
severe depression. Here’s how:
Interleukin 10 or IL-10 – A blood
test will measure this cytokine. Reduced
IL-10 is seen with depression, feelings
of helplessness, insomnia and migraines.
Lift your IL-10 with resveratrol, vitamin D
and exercise.
C Reactive protein – You’re more
likely to be depressed when it’s elevated.
Vitamin E and C, probiotics and CoQ10
can lower this.
TNF alpha – This cytokine (measured
in the blood) is high in depression, narcolepsy, bowel disease and psoriasis.
Reduce TNF (tumor necrosis factor) with
probiotics, magnesium, lipoid acid, curcumin, boswellia and essential fatty acids.
Thyroid hormone – Evaluate your Free
T3. If it’s low, it’s a slam dunk for depression, fatigue and weight gain. I suggest
you get this between 3.5 and 4.3 using
thyroid medicine or supplements. Read
my book, Thyroid Healthy.
Neopterin and biopterin – It’s a
Naples And Lee County Raise Over
$257,000 To Help End Breast Cancer
M
ore than 4,000 residents from Naples and Lee County rallied together for the
American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K walks
this October, raising more than $257,000 towards the fight against breast can-
cer.
“These events are inspirational examples of passion in action,” said American
Cancer Society Community Events Specialist Marilyn Tiburski. “I’m so proud of how
both communities responded and how every participant, volunteer and sponsor took
positive steps to help finish the fight against breast cancer.”
In Naples, more than 1,500 residents attended the walk at Cambier Park on
October 11, raising approximately $114,000. In Lee County, some 2,500 people
attended the walk at the Tanger Factory Outlets on October 18, raising $143,000.
While significant progress in the fight against the disease has been made, more
needs to be done. Breast cancer remains the most common cancer among women in
the U.S. other than skin cancer, and is the second leading cause of cancer death after
lung cancer. The chance of a woman developing invasive breast cancer at some time
in her life is about 1 in 8. In 2014, approximately 232,670 women will be diagnosed
with breast cancer and more than 40,000 will die from the disease in the U.S.
Since 1993, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer has been the American Cancer
Society’s rallying cry to build awareness and generate funds to fight breast cancer. In
that time, 10 million walkers in nearly 300 communities across the nation have collected over $594 million.
With one in every two newly diagnosed women turning to the American Cancer
Society for help and support, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer funds are used to
make a difference by:
• Helping people take steps to reduce their risk of breast cancer or find it early
when it is most treatable.
• Investing in groundbreaking cancer research to find, prevent, treat, and cure the
disease.
• Providing free information and services to help people facing breast cancer when
and where they need it including transportation, lodging, wigs, support programs,
financial assistance and more.
• Ensuring access to mammograms for women who need them.
For additional details about Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and how you
can get involved, visit makingstrideswalk.org. For free breast cancer information and
resources, visit the American Cancer Society’s website at cancer.org or call 227-2345
any time, day or night.
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urine test and these two compounds
are by-products of chemical reactions
involving tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4),
which is required to make epinephrine,
norepinephrine and dopamine. This
ratio is important if you have depression,
Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, depression or
autism.
Healing depression takes time, and
requires relaxation. Breathing deeply
reduces cortisol, a stress hormone which
makes you tired, overweight and sad.
Balancing estrogen levels, raising progesterone, thyroid or testosterone can
help. Deficiencies of magnesium, vitamin
C, B12 or folate are often involved.
Methylation difficulties, definitely involved.
Your gut is key, yet so overlooked.
Probiotics improve your microbiome and
positively influence your ability to deal
with stress and make neurotransmitters.
The cause of depression differs for
everyone. Please don’t give up on life.
Just so you have this handy, 800-2738255, which dials right into the National
Suicide Prevention Lifeline center. You
are loved and needed by someone. I love
you! I study every day to help you. And
finally, don’t let anyone dismiss nutrients
– that is honestly your best mood food.
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.
Mom And Me
of the prognosis given, I have done very
well.
My wife is making me miserable out
of concern and worry. She monitors my
every move – what I eat, where I go, if
I am five minutes late, she calls. I can’t
stop for a beer with my old friends and
she expects me to be in bed asleep by
8:30 p.m. every night.
I have tried to talk to her, but her behavior never changes. What can I do?
Carl
Dear Carl,
We would suggest you tell your cardiologist your problem and he/she may
suggest a counselor to help. You don’t
need the added stress that your wife is
causing and you should be out enjoying
life.
Your wife’s behavior is out of concern,
but her concern has gone beyond what is
helpful. You may have to change some of
your lifestyle on the advice of professionals, but not the severe restrictions your
wife has imposed.
Lizzie and Pryce
Lizzie and Pryce’s email address is
[email protected]
by Lizzie and Pryce
L
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,
Six months ago, I had a heart attack.
I was told that it was severe but in spite
Yoga On The Beach
Remaining 2014 Dates
J
oin local instructor Becky Lang for Yoga On The Beach on Fort Myers Beach.
There are two sessions left before the end of the year:
• A Gentle Yoga practice focusing on gratitude on Saturday, November 22
from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
• A Level One Flow Yoga practice on Saturday, December 13 from 8:30 to 9:30
a.m.
Both classes will be held on the sand just north of the pier. The beach is the perfect
place to practice yoga – under the sun, in the sand, with the sounds of the gulf waters
nearby.
No pre-registration is required, just get to the beach a little before 8:30 a.m. with
your yoga mat, sunscreen and water. Parking is available nearby in the Times Square
area. There is no set fee, however, donations are greatly appreciated.
For more information, contact Becky Lang at 791-6538 or [email protected]
net. To learn more, visit www.beckylang.com.
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THE RIVER - NOVEMBER 21, 2014
A United Way Day Of Caring
sealing the bag and packing boxes with the finished product.
Cliff Smith, president of the United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee
said, “Because of community minded companies like Hilton Worldwide Hotels, local
non-profit agencies can accomplish more with the help of volunteers. Volunteer assistance is an important supplement to all agencies’ programs. Thank you very much for
giving back to our community.”
The United Way’s Day of Caring is a year-round program that connects businesses
with nonprofit agencies in need of assistance. Businesses have many choices as they
select projects as needed by the agencies, including the type of project, location in the
community, degree of physical labor and time commitment.
You can reach The United Way Volunteer Center by calling 433-2000 ext. 260 or
by visiting www.unitedwaylee.org.
Food Bank Receives Highest
Rating From Charity Navigator
T
Local Hilton Hotel employees
L
ocal Hilton Hotel employees participated in a United Way Day of
Caring that assisted the hungry in
the area by packing meals with Meals of
Hope. This United Way Day of Caring
was conducted in conjunction with
Hilton’s Global Week of Service.
Harry Chapin Food Bank, a United
Way Partner Agency, will distribute the
food.
As part of Hilton’s Week of Service,
Hilton employees packed 10,800 meals in
just three hours. The shelf stable meals are
fortified with a full day’s supply of vitamins
and minerals, and a soy mixture packed
with protein. Hilton employees worked in
an assembly-line fashion, putting the ingredients in a bag, weighing the bag, heat
Lee Bellamy
From page 5
United Way Launches Campaign
“These results show that our community does ‘Live United,’” said Hart. “This
community has a long tradition of supporting our United Way because it’s the most
effective way to help our neighbors and
strengthen our community.”
Publix again broke the $1million
mark by raising the most of any of the
Pacesetter Companies with $1,570,500.
The top 12 Pacesetter companies include
the following:
1. Publix Super Markets $1,570,500
2. Chico’s FAS $400,000
3. Bonita Bay Group $382,151
4. LCEC $186,000
5. Enterprise Holdings $151,032
6. Lee Memorial Health System
$132,114
7. BB&T – Oswald Trippe & Company
$151,032
8. FineMark National Bank and Trust
$100,000
9. Turbine Generator Maintenance, Inc.
Robert Wilson, United Way Board Chair and
$80,452
Vice President of Enterprise Holdings
10. ‘Tween Waters Inn $51,048
11. Lee County BoCC Employees
$50,000
12. Lee County Sheriff’s Office $45,496
he Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida has received a 4-star rating
from Charity Navigator, the nation’s leading nonprofit watchdog organization,
for good governance and financial management, accountability and transparency. It is the fifth consecutive year that the food bank has received a 4-star rating
from Charity Navigator, its highest rating.
“Only 4 percent of the charities we rate have received at least five consecutive
4-star evaluations, indicating that Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida outperforms most other charities in America,” said Ken Berger, Charity Navigator’s president and CEO. “This ‘exceptional’ designation from Charity Navigator differentiates
Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida from its peers and demonstrates to the
public it is worthy of their trust.”
The Harry Chapin Food Bank solicits, collects and distributes fresh, nutritious
food to families in need through a network of 150 nonprofit agencies in Lee, Collier,
Hendry, Charlotte and Glades counties. These partner agencies operate food pantries,
soup kitchens and other feeding programs that serve 30,000 Southwest Floridians
each month. The food bank distributes more than 1 million pounds of food every
month to its partner agencies.
“Our board of directors and our staff take pride in maintaining such a high rating,”
said Al Brislain, Harry Chapin Food Bank’s president and CEO. “It’s important that
the community knows we are good stewards of the resources entrusted to our care.”
The Harry Chapin Food Bank can distribute $6 worth of food and grocery items
for each donated dollar. Last fiscal year, the food bank distributed more than 18.7 million pounds of food and other grocery items, valued at more than $32 million. This
was the equivalent of 15.5 million meals to people in need.
The Harry Chapin Food Bank is an affiliate of Feeding America, the nation’s Food
Bank network.
For additional information about or to contribute financially to the Harry Chapin
Food Bank, call 334-7007 or visit www.harrychapinfoodbank.org.
All money raised in the United Way campaign stays in the local community to help
support the local human service network of partner agencies. United Way partner
agencies like Harry Chapin Food Bank, CCMI, Bonita Springs Assistance Office, Alvin
A. Dubin Alzheimer’s Resource Center, Children’s Advocacy Center, Boys and Girls
Clubs, and LARC serve a diverse range of needs in our community. The United Way
advances the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for everyone in
our community, focusing on education, income and health, as they are the building
blocks for a better quality of life.
In addition to raising funds for human service organizations in our community, the
United Way promotes partnerships and collaborations among agencies, helping them
to work together focusing on issues and solutions that continue to improve lives.
The United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee has been “the way the
community cares” since it was established in 1957. For more information, call 4332000 or visit www.unitedwaylee.org.
Share your community news with us.
Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702
or email [email protected]
DID YOU KNOW
THE RIVER - NOVEMBER 21, 2014
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TRIVIA TEST
SPORTS QUIZ
1. LITERATURE: What 19th-century novel’s opening line is, “Call me Ishmael”?
2. HISTORY: The Battle of Hastings was fought for control of which country?
3. U.S. STATES: How much did the United States pay Russia for the Alaskan territory in 1867?
4. MUSIC: Who sang the duet in the pop song “Ebony and Ivory”?
5. GEOGRAPHY: Where is Mount Vesuvius?
6. TELEVISION: Who played Morticia on “The Addams Family” TV series?
7. INVENTIONS: Who pioneered the concept of a blood bank?
8. ENTERTAINERS: Which entertainer also is known as “The Divine Miss M”?
9. AD SLOGANS: Which company featured the ad slogan: “A diamond is forever”?
10.FAMOUS QUOTES: What 20th-century civil-rights leader said, “Our lives begin
to end the day we become silent about things that matter”?
1. Name the only team in the A.L. East to not win a division title since the 1994 strike-shortened
season.
2. Which manager whose last name begins with “A” had more major-league victories: Walter
Alston or Sparky Anderson?
3. Who was the only NFL running back to have back-to-back seasons of at least 1,800 yards?
4. Center Lew Alcindor (the future Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) lost only two games in three seasons
of basketball at UCLA. Who were the losses against?
5. Which hockey player holds the record for most points in Olympic history?
6. When was the last time before 2014 that Norway finished in the top two spots in an Olympic
Nordic combined event?
7. In 2014, golfer Hideki Matsuyama became the fourth male Japanese player to win on the PGA
Tour. Name two of the first three.
ANSWERS
1. “Moby-Dick” 2. England 3. $7 million 4. Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder 5. Italy 6. Carolyn Jones
7. Dr. Charles Richard Drew 8. Bette Midler 9. De Beers 10. Martin Luther King Jr.
My Stars ★ ★ ★ ★
FOR WEEK OF NOVEMBER 24, 2014
ARIES (March 21 to April 19) While
it seems that chaos is taking over, you get
everything back to normal, even if it means
being more than a little assertive with some
people. Expect to hear more job-related news
soon.
TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Expect to
be able to move ahead with your workplace
plans now that you have a good idea of what
you might have to face. You also can anticipate a welcome change on the home front.
GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A quieter
period settles in, giving you a chance to catch
your breath, as well as allowing for more
time to handle some important family matters. The arts dominate this weekend. Enjoy
them.
CANCER (June 21 to July 22) The frustrations of last week have pretty much played
themselves out. You should find things going
more smoothly, especially with those allimportant personal matters.
LEO (July 23 to August 22) Once again,
you find a creative way to resolve a pesky
problem in short order. However, a matter
involving a possible breach of confidence
might need a bit more time to check out.
VIRGO (August 23 to September 22)
Reuniting with an old friend could lead to the
sharing of some great new experiences. But
be careful you don’t find yourself once again
being super-critical or overly judgmental.
LIBRA (September 23 to October 22)
You should be seeing some positive results
following your move toward repairing that
unraveling relationship. There might be some
setbacks, but staying with it ultimately pays
off.
SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21)
Encouraging a friendlier environment in the
home could go a long way to help dissipate
anger and resolve problems, especially those
affecting children. It won’t be easy, but you
can do it.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to
December 21) A recent act of kindness is
beginning to show some unexpected (but
very welcome) results. On another note,
expect to hear more about a possible move to
another locale.
CAPRICORN (December 22 to January
19) The good news is that the sure-footed
Goat can rely on his or her skill to get around
obstacles in the workplace. The not-so-good
news is that new impediments could turn up
later.
AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18)
A change of pace is welcome but also confusing. Before you make decisions one way or
another, be sure you know precisely what it is
you’re being asked to do.
PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Don’t
fret if you don’t get the gratitude you think
you’re owed for doing a nice thing for someone. There might be a good reason for that.
In any event, what’s important is that you
did it.
BORN THIS WEEK: You have a way of
making the sort of wise decisions that ultimately shed new light on dark situations.
THIS WEEK IN HISTORY
• On Nov. 26, 1922, in Egypt’s Valley of
the Kings, British archaeologists become
the first souls to enter King Tutankhamen’s
tomb in more than 3,000 years. Inside was
a collection of several thousand priceless
objects, including a gold coffin containing the
mummy of the teenage king.
• On Nov. 24, 1932, the FBI crime lab
opens in Washington, D.C. The lab was chosen because it had the necessary sink. It was
operated out of a single room with one fulltime employee who began with a borrowed
microscope.
• On Nov. 27, 1942, French Admiral Jean
de Laborde sinks the French fleet anchored
off the southern coast of France to keep it out
of German hands. Laborde ordered the sinking of eight cruisers, an aircraft transport, 30
destroyers and 16 submarines.
• On Nov. 30, 1950, President Harry
Truman announces that he is prepared to
authorize the use of atomic weapons in order
to achieve peace in Korea. At the time, communist China had joined North Korean forces
in their attacks on United Nations troops,
including U.S. soldiers in South Korea.
• On Nov. 29, 1963, one week after
President John Kennedy was fatally shot
while riding in a motorcade in Dallas,
President Lyndon Johnson establishes a commission to investigate the assassination. The
Warren Commission concluded that there
was no conspiracy. In 1978, the House Select
Committee on Assassinations concluded
that Kennedy was “probably assassinated
as a result of a conspiracy” that may have
involved multiple shooters and organized
crime.
• On Nov. 28, 1979, a New Zealand
1. The Toronto Blue Jays. 2. Anderson, with 2,194 victories to Alston’s 2,040. 3. Eric Dickerson -- 1983 (1,808
yards) and 1984 (2,105). 4. Houston in 1968 and Southern Cal in 1969. 5. Teemu Selanne, with 43 points (24 goals,
19 assists) in six Olympics. 6. It was 1936. 7. Shigeki Maruyama, Isao Aoki and Ryuji Imada.
ANSWERS
sightseeing plane traveling over Antarctica
crashes, killing all 257 people on board, after
the pilot descended to 1,500 feet. The pilot
didn’t know that his descent came right as the
plane reached Mount Erebus, a 12,444-foot
volcano.
• On Nov. 25, 1980, Sugar Ray Leonard
regains boxing’s welterweight title when his
opponent, reigning champ Roberto Duran,
waves his arms and walks away from the
fight in the eighth round. “No mas, no mas,”
Duran told the referee. “No more box.”
STRANGE BUT TRUE
• It was beloved American author Mark
Twain who made the following sage observation: “Always do right -- this will gratify
some and astonish the rest.”
• In September of 2007, a law was enacted
in China that made it illegal for a living
Buddha to reincarnate without permission
from the government. So far there’s no word
on what the punishment for breaking the law
might be.
• Pretty much everyone has seen shellac on
a piece of furniture or perhaps a guitar -- it’s
used to give wood that rich shine. You might
be surprised to learn that shellac is derived
from a substance that is excreted by a tiny
red insect found almost exclusively in the
forests of Thailand. You might be even more
surprised to learn that shellac isn’t just found
on wood; the next time you eat jelly beans or
take a bite of a bright-red apple you bought
in a grocery store, you can thank the Kerria
lacca insect for that lovely shine.
• American novelist Edgar Rice Burroughs
was the oldest war correspondent of World
War II, flying with the 7th Air Force on
bombing runs in the Pacific at the age of 66.
• Otters float while they sleep, and in order
to keep from floating away from each other
while dozing, they hold hands.
• It’s been reported that on his deathbed,
noted French Enlightenment figure Voltaire
was enjoined by a priest to renounce Satan.
The philosopher is said to have admonished
the priest, saying, “Now, now, my good man.
This is no time for making enemies.”
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
“Life is to be lived. If you have to support yourself, you had bloody well better
find some way that is going to be interesting.
And you don’t do that by sitting around.” -Katharine Hepburn
PUZZLE ANSWERS
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THE RIVER - NOVEMBER 21, 2014
Florida Shrimp with Cucumber
and Herbed Cream Cheese
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese,
softened at room temperature
1/4 cup low-fat sour cream
1 tablespoon herbs, chopped
fine (dill, rosemary, parsley)
1 tablespoon chives, chopped
1 tablespoon-squeezed lemon juice
Sea salt and ground pepper to taste
2 cucumbers
30 shrimp, blanched, peeled and
deveined
In a medium-sized mixing bowl, stir
together softened cream cheese, sour
cream, herbs, chopped fresh chives and
lemon juice.
Taste and season cream cheese mixture with salt and pepper.
Cut the cucumbers (peel them if desired) into 30 (¼-inch-thick) rounds.
To assemble, top cucumber cups with
a small spoonful of cream cheese mixture. Then, top the cream cheese mixture
with one peeled shrimp. Garnish with a
fresh dill sprig.
Keep refrigerated until served.
Read us online at
IslandSunNews.com
Florida Shrimp with Cucumber and Herbed Cream Cheese
PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY
GENERAL CONTRACTOR
COMPUTERS
TREE & LAWN CARE
* Jesus Hernandez *
Joe Wirth General Contractor
When Its’ Wirth Having It Done Right!
LANDSCAPING &
TREE SERVICE
Joe Wirth
Certified General Contractor
482-7350
239-339-7988
www.joewirthconstruction.com
Licensed & Insured cgc 1521967
“We Service All your Landscape Needs “
FULL Landscaping SERVICES
FINANCIAL SERVICES
GENERAL CONTRACTOR
THE RIGHT INVESTMENTS IN YOUR IRA CAN
MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE.
CGC1517615
Jennifer L Basey
Financial Advisor
1952-2 Park Meadows Dr
Ft Myers, FL 33907
239-437-5900
To learn about the benefits of an
Edward Jones IRA, call or visit today.
www.edwardjones.com
Member SIPC
A BBB Accredited
Business with an +A Rating
New Construction
& Remodels
• Tree TRIMMING AND REMOVAL
• Stump Grinding
SANIBEL INVASIVE VEGETATION
REMOVAL
MONTHLY MAINTENANCE SERVICES
FREE Landscape Consultation
and LANDSCAPE Designs
• LANDSCAPE REFURBISHING
• MULCHING • RIP RAP
• GRAVEL DRIVEWAYS • CUSTOM PAVERS
NOW OFFERING IRRIGATION WET CHECK
licensed • insured • bonded
239-593-1998
www.dbrowngc.com
Over 20 years serving San-Cap & Ft. Myers
www.jesuslawncare.com • [email protected]
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PUZZLE ANSWERS
SUDOKU
FIND AT LEAST SIX DIFFERENCES BETWEEN PANELS
SCRAMBLERS
answer on page 27
PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY
COSMETICS
CONTRACTOR
904 Lindgren Blvd.
Sanibel Island, FL 33957
Ph: 239-395-0978 / 317-509-6014
[email protected]
Products: www.marykay.com/mbutcher
CALL ME FOR
GIFTS GALORE!
MAGGIE BUTCHER
Career information available
Gift ideas available
CONSTRUCTION/REMODELING
G
Interlocking Pavers
Mediterranean Stone
Gigi Design Group
Since 2001, A Southwest Florida Paver Contractor
Schedule free estimates or
visit our new show room
www.gigicompanies.com
Don't Harm The Fish
by Capt. Matt Mitchell
Residential - Commercial
Driveways - Pool Decks - Patios - Condos
Lic.# S3-12238
Shore Fishing:
239-541-7282
FISHING CHARTER
Light Tackle Sport Fishing
Tarpon
p • Snook • Redfish & More
CAPT. MATT
MATT MI
MITCHELL
TCHELL
USCG
Licensed
& Insured
C: (239) 340-8651
www.captmattmitchell.com
email: [email protected]
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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COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE
REAL ESTATE
VACATION RENTAL
SERVICES OFFERED
SERVICES OFFERED
SANIBEL
COMMERCIAL FOR SALE
FOR SALE BY OWNER
$455,000.
Island Vacations
ROGER NODRUFF ELECTRIC
Of Sanibel & Captiva
Million $ Views Await You!
• Cottages • Condos • Homes •
Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths
239-472-7277
Lic# EC12002788.
Call Roger 239-707-7203.
Aqualink - Motor Controls.
Office & Store Maint.
DOG TRAINING ON
SANIBEL AND CAPTIVA
Prime Location in Town City General
No other property like it on island.
Call Paul Cook 239-849-2210 owner
☼NS 11/21 CC 11/21
Stilt home in Gulf Pines community;
2 bedroom, 2 bath. Private, next to stream.
Newly remodeled kitchen.
Call (239)542-5627 for details.
☼NS 11/21 CC TFN
☼RS 6/7 CC TFN
1-888-451-7277
REAL ESTATE
☼RS 1/4 BM TFN
GARCIA REAL ESTATE
AND CONSULTING
SCARNATO LAWN SERVICE
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]
FOR SALE BY OWNER
$699,000
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.
☼RS 1/25 BM TFN
FREE VACATION
RENTAL ADVERTISING!
☼NS 9/26 CCTFN
RICHARD J. GARCIA, GRI, BROKER
239-472-5147
Over 300 rentals
to choose from!
MOBILE DOG GROOMING
Self-Contained Trailer
Up to 40 Lbs.,
Total Grooming, Package,
Please call.
239-313-7140.
☼NS 9/5 CC TFN
garciaonsanibel.com
Looking for
a Home in
McGregor
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.
☼RS 9/26 CC TFN
FREE REAL ESTATE TOURS
☼RS 11/21 CC 12/12
ANNUAL RENTAL
EAGLE EYE
JANITORIAL SERVICES
RE/MAX OF THE ISLANDS
Putting owners and
tenants together
Call Dustyn Corace
www.remax-oftheislands.com
239-472-2311
WINDOW CLEANING, PRESSURE
CLEANING, TILE CLEANING
FIRST TIME 20% OFF
CALL THE BEST: 239-440-6278
Email
Retired Police Captain
Lives on Sanibel
Will Check Your Home Weekly
Very Reasonable Rates
(239) 728-1971
☼RS 1/4 BM TFN
DEBBIE DOES...
* Residential Cleaning
* Home Watching
* Power Washing
* Interior Painting
Call Debbie or Jesse
239-470-2294
☼RS 11/21 CC 12/12
☼NS 11/7 CC 11/28
☼RS 1/4 BM TFN
ANNUAL SANIBEL RENTAL
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.
HELLE’S CLEANING SERVICES
Residential Cleaning to Satisfaction
Sanibel & Captiva • 239-565-0471
Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047
☼NS 1/4 PC TFN
ANNUAL RENTAL WANTED
HOME/CONDO WATCH
CONCIERGE SERVICES
☼NS 11/21 CC 03/06
[email protected]
SANIBEL HOME WATCH
HELP WANTED
Every Wednesday 10AM
Departs from 2300 McGregor Blvd. one
block north of the Edison Ford Winter
Estates. FREE Subway lunch included.
Call to register (239) 939-1145.
ISABELLA RASI
(239) 246-4716
☼NS 11/7 CC 12/26
JESSE DOES...
☼NS 11/7 CC 11/28
C M
F Y
P
T
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.
860-460-1845
[email protected]
Dorado Property Management
ANNUAL RENTAL WANTED
VACATION RENTAL
LIGHTHOUSE REALTY
Paul J. Morris, Broker
VACATION RENTALS
PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SALES
359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island
239-579-0511
☼RS 1/4 CC TFN
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
[email protected] 239-322-8642
❋ Island Resident ❋ Licensed & Insured
❋ 24/7 ❋ www.doradoproperty.com
☼NS 11/7 CC 11/14
Call Lisa or Bruce at 239-472-8875
☼RS 3/21 CC TFN
C.J.’S CUSTOM
CLEANING SERVICE
Homes/Condos/Homewatch
Dependable, Trustworthy, Affordable
References
Weekly, Bi-Weekly, Monthly
Free Estimates
239-560-2552 - Connie Jackson
☼NS 10/31 CC 11/28
1101 Periwinkle Way #105
Sanibel, FL 33957
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Volunteers needed for light general
maintenance. Call (CHR) Community
Housing & Resources, Inc. 472-1189.
☼NS 11/1 NC TFN
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
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.
☼NS 7/11 NC TFN
VOLUNTEER/
JOB OPPORTUNITIES
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
239-332-5346.
☼NS 1/17 NC TFN
☼RS 3/21 NC TFN
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HELP WANTED
HELP WANTED
WANTED TO BUY
RESERVATIONIST
/FRONT DESK
CASH PAID FOR
MILITARY ITEMS
Shore Fishing:
REAL ESTATE
PERSONAL ASSISTANT
Real Estate Personal Assistant needed for
a very active Realtor on Sanibel Island Fl.
Must have real estate background; good
computer and writing and public relation
skills. Position requires a self-motivated
person who can work in a somewhat
unsupervised environment. Knowledge
of Sanibel & Captiva Islands and the
vacation rental business is a major plus.
Compensation based on what you can
bring to the table. Please email resume to
[email protected] or fax to
239 437-7543. NO phone calls please.
☼NS 11/21 CC 11/21
COMPASSIONATE
CAREGIVERS NEEDED!
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
☼NS 9/26 CC 12/26
Reliable individual with strong customer
service & computer skills to fill a Part-Time
position at one of Sanibel’s beachfront
hotels. Experience highly desired but not
required. Some mandatory weekends &
night coverage. Fax or email resume to:
472-2148 or [email protected]
☼NS 11/21 CC TFN
CAUTION
Cash Paid For Old Military Items.
Medals, Swords, Uniforms,
helmets, old guns, awards & more.
Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280
Tarpon Bay Explorers has an opening for
a kayak/canoe launch and maintenance
associate to work at the Tarpon Bay
Recreation Center in The Ding Darling
National Wildlife Refuge. Must enjoy
customer service and working in a team.
Shift hours are 7:30 am - 6 pm and open
7 days a week so at least one weekend
day will be required for full time. Part time
available, could become full time beginning
in February. Please visit to fill
out application or email resume.
[email protected]
900 Tarpon Bay Road
☼NS 11/21 CC 11/28
FOR SALE
GARAGE •
MOVING • YARD
SALES
Revo 3 wheel scooter in excellent
condition, with charger - $350.
Mechanical twin bed in excellent condition
w/headboard - $500.
Call: 239-224-8565
GARAGE SALE
Roll Top Desk,
Furniture,
Clothes,
Much More.
1536 Bunting Lane.
Nov 21 & 22,
9AM to 2PM.
☼NS 11/21 CC 11/21
BOATS - CANOES - KAYAKS
☼NS 11/21 CC 11/21
KAYAK WANTED
WANTED: Reasonably-priced
used tandem kayak,
preferably with paddles.
Call Anne at 472-6837.
GARAGE SALE
A Little Bit of Everything
Friday Nov. 21
12 noon - 5 pm
Saturday Nov. 22
9 am - 5 pm
Sunday Nov. 23
10 am - 5 pm
1460 Court Place, Sanibel
☼NS 11/21 NC TFN
ISLAND JEWELRY
CUSTOMER SERVICE
CRAFTY SALES
ASSOCIATE NEEDED!
Part time/Full time.
Sociable w/good communication skills.
Positive attitude, Experienced Jewelry
sales experience beneficial but not
necessary. Salary + Commission
Call Mr. Bush for Phone Interview
904-636-5804
Three Crafty Ladies Quilting & Art Supply
Store is seeking help 3-4 days per week.
Full time resident preferred.
Toll reimbursement available.
Some crafting and/or quilting expertise
required. E-mail your resume to
[email protected]
☼NS 11/21 CC 11/21
☼NS 11/14 CC 11/28
BOAT FOR SALE!
14’ SYLVAN SEA SNAPPER
15HP, 4-Stroke with less than 25 hours.
Excellent for back bay fishing, island
hopping. 5’ beam. Sturdy, light hull (230
lbs.) Electric Motor included. New Bimini
top, newly refurbished trailer.
$3,500.
Call 239-691-7660.
☼NS 11/21 CC TFN
☼NS 11/21 CC 11/21
GARAGE SALE
Saturday, November 22, 705 Oliva Street
Start time 8 am till 2 pm no early birds
Sale of many photos by photographer
Marie Moore, nice clothes,
household items.
☼NS 2/8 NC TFN
L
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.
☼NS 11/21 CC 11/21
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
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.
by Capt. Matt Mitchell
☼RS 9/5 CC 11/28
MEDICAL EQUIPMENT
KAYAK/CANOE
LAUNCH ATTENDANT
Don't Harm The Fish
SEASONAL
TRANSPORTATION
VOLUNTEERS
NEEDED
DR. PIPER’S
FAITH IN ACTION PROGRAM
Senior Volunteers needed to transport
the elderly who need a ride to the Doctor,
Dentist, pharmacy, dialysis or grocery
shopping. Volunteers drive clients only
when it fits in with their schedules,
and are located in same ZIP code.
The reward is in knowing you helped
someone remain independent.
Make a difference in your community and
put your time and talents to use.
Call Leslie Jander at
239-332-5346
at The Dr. Piper Center
for Social Services, Inc.
☼NS 11/21 NC TFN
DOCKAGE
Hourly, Daily, Weekly
and Monthly.
Captiva Island 472-5800
☼RS 1/4 NC TFN
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SUDOKU
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.
answer on page 27
Pets Of The Week
H
ello, my name is Ranger. I’m a
2-year-old neutered male black and
tan coonhound. Hound dogs make
the perfect family pet. We are reliable,
sturdy and possess great stamina. Like
all great hounds, I have a great sense of
smell. Are you missing a sock? Send me
on the trail to find it. Speaking of trails,
I’d be a great hiking buddy. I’m a handsome hound that would love to be part of
your family. My adoption fee is $30 during Animal Services’ Fall In Love adoption
promotion.
Hello, my name is Maximus. I’m a
5-year-old neutured male black and white
domestic medium hair. Are you the type
who likes to maximize your options in every
situation? Then I’m the companion for you.
I’m a big cat, so there’s lots of me to love.
After all, they don’t call me Maximus for
nothing! My adoption fee is $25 during
Animal Services’ Fall In Love adoption promotion.
Ranger ID# 597082
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 guaranMaximus ID# 600084
tee and a bag of Science Diet pet food.
The adoption package is valued at
$500.
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
ARTS
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
CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS
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
AREA ATTRACTIONS
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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