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THE RIVER - JANUARY 6, 2017
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Free Refuge Programs Available
From birding and biking the refuge, to learning about manatees and venomous
wildlife, the seasonal calendar of free programs and tours at the JN “Ding”
Darling National Wildlife Refuge began this week and runs through April 23.
Daily programs begin at 8:30 a.m . and include such diverse topics as Nature
Photography, Beach Walk, Birds of Prey in Southwest Florida, and an Indigo Trail
“We have something for visitors of all ages,” said Supervisory Refuge Ranger
Toni Westland. “Most of the free refuge programs and tours last about a half hour.”
For a full calendar of programs and tours and descriptions, visit ww w.
dingdarlingsociety.org/articles/free-refuge-programs. Free educational programs
are made possible through support from the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-
Friends of the Refuge (DDWS).
Every Tuesday through April 23, Calusa Shell Mound Trail guided tours run continuously from
noon to 2 p.m.
photo courtesy DDWS
Senior Health Fair
And Open House
Lee Health’s SHARE Club will present
a Senior Health Fair and Open
House, to be held on Wednesday,
January 11 from 9 a.m . to noon at the
North Fort Myers Recreation Center,
located at 2000 North Recreation Park
Way in North Fort Myers.
Participants will receive free health
• Vein screening
• Skin cancer screening
• Balance screening
• Physical therapy screening
• Blood pressure checks
• Pulse oximetry
• Glucose screening
Resources and health care professionals
will be available to discuss: weight
management, diabetes, Lifeline (emergency
response unit), sleep concerns, asthma
and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
(COPD), healthy foods, injury prevention,
volunteer opportunities, bike and
pedestrian safety and heart disease.
SHARE Club staff will answer questions
on the activities and programs offered
such as tai chi, senior exercise, arts and
crafts class, card games, health lectures,
movie days and other opportunities to get
engaged and meet new people.
No reservations are required. For
more information, call SHARE Club at
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January 9 - March 31, 2017
Support The Heights Foundation
Love Your Neighbor, an annual event featuring Norman Love Confections and Mark
Loren Designs, will be held on Tuesday, January 17 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m . at the
riverfront Gulf Harbour home of Alan and Patricia Canfield.
Guests will sample fine wine and spirits and an assortment of culinary creations from
local restaurants and chefs including Blu Sushi, Cru, Summerlin Jake’s Seafood & Steaks,
Three Fishermen Seafood Restaurant and The Timbers Restaurant & Fish Market.
Beverage sponsors include The Lighthouse Resort & Tiki Bar and List Distillery.
Live and silent auction items will be offered and all proceeds will benefit the School
Success Program for at-risk children in the Harlem Heights Neighborhood. At last year’s
event, $285,000 was raised. Upgrades and VIP sponsorships that include the exclusive
VIP pre-party are available.
Gulf Harbour residents Bill and Caroline Bloomhall, Dave and Cheryl Copham, and
Cliff and Georganne Williams will be recognized at the event for their long-time support
of The Heights Foundation.
“We are happy to support the good work of The Heights Foundation,” said hosts
Alan and Patricia Canfield. “The residents of Harlem Heights are our neighbors and the
foundation’s School Success Program ensures that the children in the neighborhood have
the tools they need to succeed in school.”
“Our School Success program includes academic tutoring, after school and summer
camp programs, scholarship and college access assistance, school supplies, and tuition
support,” said Kathryn Kelly, president and CEO of The Heights Foundation. “Each
program is geared to meet the specific needs of children and young adults who seek
to further their education. The Gulf Harbour community has been very supportive of
The Heights Foundation and we appreciate the Canfields opening their home for this
Sponsors include the Suncoast Credit Union Foundation, Connie and Ed Lizak, The
Javedan Family, JP Morgan Chase, Val Ward Cadillac and Florida Power & Light.
Tickets are now on sale for $200 each and space is limited. Upgrades and
sponsorships that include an exclusive pre-event VIP party are also available. Purchase
tickets at www.heightsfoundation.org/lyn or call Karen Lesza at 482-7706 .
Heights Foundation CEO Kathryn Kelly with Heights Center after school kids at the 2016 Love
Your Neighbor evening
photo courtesy Heights Foundation
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