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one of the top experts in the field of
Edison recorded sound.
Program is free with paid admission
and Edison Ford Members are free.
Garden Talk: Successful
Propagating Made Easy
Saturday, August 8, 10 a.m., Meet at
the Information Booth
Propagating new plants from your
favorites is an inexpensive way to expand
your plants at home and from the plants
you love. Learn the many ways of how to
propagate plants in your garden from the
specialists at Edison Ford.
At Edison Ford, horticulturists need
to be able to propagate new plants from
the growing plants to continue the histori-
cal stock in the old gardens. They have
learned which plants thrive and how to
create new plants from the old ones. The
Garden Talk will include dividing plants,
grafting and taking cuttings. The result
will be an identical plant to take home.
Participants will also be planting their
own seeds to take home. The seeds pro-
vided will be harvested from plants grow-
ing in the Edison gardens. Participants
will receive a 20 percent discount in the
Garden Shoppe. Cost to Edison Ford
members is $5; non-members are $10.
Lecture & Volunteer Meeting:
August 11, 10
a.m. – Lecture Hall
in South Florida
Get tips on how
to prepare and
WINK TV News
Sovine will answer your questions
about what items you might want to
invest in before a storm and even what
to do after a storm has passed. Whether
you are new to the area or a longtime
resident, it is a great way to become
informed, make a plan and put your
mind at ease. WINK Hurricane Guides
will be distributed at the meeting with tips
Tea Talk with “Mina Edison” and
Available for groups, too. Call for
The new monthly program, Tea with
Mina Edison and Clara Ford, is one of
the hottest new offerings at Edison &
Ford. In fact, so hot that it’s sold out for
Saturday, August 22 with a wait list, and
Saturday, September 26 is filling up fast.
For groups of 15 or more, special
dates can be arranged by calling the
Edison Ford at 334-7419.
In October and November, the Tea
Talks will move to Thursdays to increase
the availability of this popular new pro-
gram. Why the success? Mina and Clara
will tell you that is fun to get together
with a small group around a table, sip
Mina’s tea, partake in some sweets and
hear about life from the two great ladies.
From time to time, their husbands will
drop by to chat, along with visits from the
gardener or other historically interesting
friends. During Mina’s time, she created
the Roundtable at the Estates to chat with
community friends and leaders. This great
idea will expand over time.
Scarf Art Workshop with artist
Saturday, August 29, 9:30 a.m. to 2
Join Southwest Florida artist Marie
Dyer and create your own hand-painted
silk scarf. Known for her vivid floral and
landscape paintings, Dyer is a featured
artist at Edison Ford. She has taught
Scarf Art workshops at locations through-
out the New England area. Dyer will
teach a variety of techniques to inspire
painters of all levels to create their own
one-of-a-kind scarf. The scarves can be
worn or used as art pieces for the home.
Scarf Art will be held in the historic
Edison Caretaker’s House. Participants
are encouraged to bring a lunch, drop
by the Banyan Refreshment Area or
Pinchers at The Marina at Edison Ford.
Cost to Edison Ford members is $75;
non-members are $80 (Cost includes all
materials and scarf).
To register, contact Leeanne Criswell
at 334-7419 or lcriswell@edisonfordwin-
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out of which the panels are constructed.
The fabric is designed to last in the rain,
heat and humidity that characterizes
Southwest Florida’s harsh summers. To
ensure that they have a useful life of a
decade or more, the printer used archival
ink and then coated the panels with an
ultraviolet screening that resists fading.
From across the street or a block
away, it’s the difference between studying
a single tree or gazing at the entire forest.
The net result is a work of art emanci-
pated from the confines of the frame.
Tom Hall is both an amateur artist
and aspiring novelist who writes art
quest thrillers. He is in the final stages
of completing his debut novel titled Art
Detective. A former tax attorney, he
lives in Estero with his fiancé and their
A Garden Talk will be held on August 8
Scarf Art Workshop with artist Marie Dyer
TGIM film screenings kick off again
at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art
Center on Monday, August 3 with
a screening of the award-winning full
length feature Leaving Circadia. The
screening takes place at the Sidney &
Berne Davis Art Center in downtown
Fort Myers, 2301 First Street. Doors
open for happy hour at 6:30 p.m. with
a fully stocked bar, pizza from Capone’s
and coffee from Bennett’s. The film will
be presented at 7 p.m .
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