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THE RIVER - OCTOBER 30, 2015
Church Hosts Free Family Fall Festival
New Hope Presbyterian Church, located at 3825 McGregor Blvd. in Fort
Myers, is hosting a Family Fall Festival on Sunday, November 8 from 11
a.m . until 2 p.m . in Seminole Park behind the church. This free event fea-
tures live music, inflatables for kids, face painting, train rides around the park, brat-
wurst and hot dogs with all the fixings, pumpkin pie for dessert, and much more.
Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the activities for children will run
from noon to 2 p.m. Bring a blanket or chair.
Everyone who attends the Fall Festival is welcome to come to church before the
event. New Hope has a traditional service at 9:30 a.m. and a contemporary service
at 11 a.m. For more information, call the church office at 274-1230 or visit www.
Festival Of Trees
Long-time visitors to Goodwill’s
annual Festival of Trees are
familiar with the “Very Beary
Christmas” tree. The nine-foot tree,
adorned with hundreds of new donated
teddy bears, has been a staple of the
annual event since the first festival in
2006. Through an online crowdfunding
campaign, Goodwill hopes to secure vir-
tual teddy bear donations.
Donors can visit the festival’s website
– ww w.tuxandtrees.org – and contribute a
teddy bear for as little as $10 or as much
as $500. Proceeds benefit the Southwest
Florida Goodwill Foundation.
The Vary Beary Christmas tree is one
of 20 decorated trees that are auctioned at
Tux & Trees, the festival’s fundraising gala,
on Saturday, December 5. Auction guests
gather bid on trees to raise money for The
Southwest Florida Goodwill Foundation.
The teddy bear tree is then traditionally
donated to a children’s hospital.
“This tree wouldn’t be possible with-
out our community, and we’ve always
had great participation in our teddy bear
donation drives,” said Goodwill’s director
of public relations Kirsten O’Donnell.
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Goodwill’s “Very Beary Christmas” tree from a previous Festival of Trees
Ethics In Business
The Above Board Chamber of
Florida is pleased to present a
Ethics In Business seminar from
11:30 a.m . to 1 p.m . on Monday,
November 9 at City Pier, located at
1300 Hendry Street in Fort Myers.
Reservations are required at www.
The panel program will help define
business ethics as the set of moral rules
that govern how businesses operate, how
business decisions are made and how
people are treated. In business, there
are many different people you have to
answer to: customers, shareholders and
clients. Determining what to do when an
ethical dilemma arises among these differ-
ent interests can be extremely tricky, and
as such, business ethics are complex and
multi-faceted. Come meet our panelists
and learn how they operate.
The Fort Myers meeting will be emceed
by Connie Ramos-Williams of CONRIC
PR & Marketing and will feature a panel
including Wayne Kirkwood, president of
Kirkwood Electric; Henry Lee Paul, P.A.,
former Florida Bar Council on the griev-
ance committee for ethics; Brian Rist,
CEO and president of Smart Companies;
and Ita M. Neymotin, Regional Conflict
Counsel, Office of Criminal Conflict and
Civil Regional Counsel.
The meeting is sponsored by Brian
Rist of Smart Companies.
Registration on or before Friday,
November 6 will be $25 for mem-
bers, $30 for guests. Registration after
November 6 will be $33 for members,
$35 for guests.
Non-members are encouraged to
attend two meetings, then consider join-
ing us to be part of the Above Board
Chamber of Florida. To become a mem-
ber of the Above Board Chamber, call
Jeanne Sweeney at 910-7426 or visit
Torah Study At
On Thursday, November 5 starting
at noon, Temple Judea Rabbi
Sack begins a one hour Torah
study that includes an open discussion
of Torah and Judaism where all levels
of background and all questions are
encouraged. The session is held on
the first Thursday of the month at the
office of Myers, Bretthoitz & Company,
12671 Whitehall Drive in Fort Myers.
Bring a chumash, if you have one.
Rabbi Sack will bring the text for the
Temple Judea is located at 14486 A
& W Bulb Road in Fort Myers. For more
information, call 433-0201 or send an
email to email@example.com.
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October 1 - December 29
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