Home' The River Weekly News : RWN 010816 Contents THE RIVER - JANUARY 8, 2016
Edison Ford Staffers Donate Food
Edison & Ford Winter Estates employees donated more than 100 pounds of
food to the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida. The food was col-
lected during the annual staff holiday luncheon.
Employees wanted to give back to the community and help people in need, so they
collected food for a group donation.
The food bank helps feed thousands of hungry people in Lee Charlotte, Collier,
Glades and Hendry counties every day and is always in need of donations. For more
information, call 239-334-7419 or visit www.edisonfordwinterestates.org.
Employees at Edison Ford Estates with some of the food they collected
Volunteer Opportunities Open
At Edison & Ford Winter Estates
On January 12 at 10 a.m ., Edison & Ford Winter Estates will hold it’s month-
ly volunteer meeting to talk about current volunteer activities, needs and
openings. Dr. Richard Wallace, consultant to the rubber project at Edison
Ford and organic chemistry professor at Armstrong State University, is the guest
speaker. He has worked with this project for the past eight years and is responsible
for the nomination and designation of the Edison Botanic Research Laboratory as a
National Historic Chemical Landmark.
Wallace has been involved with restoration of the Edison Botanic Research
Laboratory since 2009. He provided guidance with placement and interpretation of
historic chemical equipment, assisting with analyzing original lab documents and in
explaining the complicated chemical processes taking place inside the laboratory to the
general public. As a college professor, he is skilled at hands-on chemistry demonstra-
tions and will show some related experiments.
Volunteer placements at Edison Ford include education and tour docents, museum
docents, information booth, gardens, garden shop, office work, phones and retail
shops. There are currently more than 250 active volunteers.
The meeting will be held in the Water Management building at 2301 McGregor
Blvd. in Fort Myers. For more information, call 334-7419 or visit www.edisonfordwin-
World Wine Tour
Myers Brettholtz & Company
presented the 8th annual World
Wine Tour at Bell Tower Shops
on November 5 benefiting Ronald
McDonald House Charities of Southwest
Florida. More than 300 wine lovers
enjoyed 20 outstanding domestic and
international wines selected by Cru
Executive Chef Bob Boye while enjoying
a taste of Bell Tower Shops restaurants,
including a sneak peek of the cuisine
from HaVen. Guests were treated to
the sounds of Patchouli DuoDuo while
enjoying the ambiance of the Bell Tower
Shops holiday lights.
For more information about Ronald
McDonald House Charities of Southwest
Florida, visit www.rmhcswfl.org, www.
facebook.com/RMHCswflorida and www.
Heidi Frederic and Rhonda Blakely with
Laura and Bruce Ragain
Chinese & Japanese Cuisine
Downtown Fort Myers (Post Office Arcade - Next to Hotel Indigo)
1520 Broadway For Takeout & Delivery Tel: 334-6991
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
Mon-Thurs 11am - 10pm
Fri-Sat 11am - 11pm . Sun 12pm - 9pm
Real Estate Expert
SW Florida, Fort Myers Beach,
Sanibel & Captiva Islands
is All About Home
Cathie Lewis, Realtor
I will Sincerely work for You
Snowbird beach resident Suzanne
Ziemer will appear in a video
presentation at a Community
Wednesday program on January 13
starting at 7 p.m . at the Unitarian-
Universalist Church of Fort Myers,
13411 Shire Lane (just off Daniels
The video shows a young Suzanne
winning $25,000 on Name That Tune
in 1957. Come watch her present
Wisconsin cheese to the emcee, and her
partner, a barber from New Jersey, adds
to the excitement. A marriage proposal
also takes place. You’ll enjoy this walk
down memory lane. The event takes
place in Hobart Hall, and follows a 6
p.m . light buffet. Tickets are $5 and the
screening is open to the public.
Another eventful program will be pre-
sented on January 20, at the same site,
same times. Author and mental health
advocate Deena Baxter will speak on
Driving Like Crazy in Search of Normal.
Baxter developed her presentation when
her personal world spun off its axis after
a sudden loss. She includes heartache,
healing and humor, plus helpful tips for
coping with loss of any kind. Handouts
will be available.
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