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VOL. 9, No. 11 From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort Myers MARCH 19, 2010
Jazz Band Takes
Stage For Gora .. ...
C n partnership with the Urgent Care
Center of SW Florida, the Alliance
for the Arts has announced that The
Juice will be the first jazz band perform-
__ -ing in the Bruce Gora Concert Series
~ Kicking off the series, The Juice will
take the stage at the Alliance's Margaret
Morrow Frizzell Amphitheatre March 28
from 5 to 9 p.m.
The Bruce Gora Concert Series was
established in memory of long time
Alliance board member and community
arts advocate, the late Bruce Gora. Dr.
Larry Hobbs, managing partner of the
Urgent Care Center of SWFL, was one
of Gora's closest friends. They played
Jim Nathan together in The Juice and Gora designed
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Nathan Speaking The Juice performing at Bruce Gora: A Night to Remember
To Women Voters The New Kid
J im Nathan, president of Lee p
Memorial Health System, will O pens In
present his views on health care Lun bo
reform and the health care crisis facing Lunchbox Series
Southwest Florida and beyond at the .W. "
League of Women Voters of Lee County T'lorida Repertory Theatre's
monthly meeting on Saturday, April 3. Lunchbox Theatre Series is now
The meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. at playing in the Fort Myers River
Royal Palm Yacht Club, 2360 West First District, and The New Kid by Dennis .;
Street, Fort Myers. Foon opens in the series on Saturday,
Reservations are required by calling March 20 at 11 a.m.
466-8381 Sponsored by Pamela Templeton and
The League of Women Voters is a Fort Myers Toyota, the series for children .
nonpartisan, political organization that and families plays through April 24 at the
encourages citizens to be informed and to Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in the
actively participate in government.4 Fort Myers River District.
continued on page 40
A scene from The New Kid
Annual Easter Race 2 Finish Gala
Egg Hunt To Fund Art Center Project
n Saturday, March 27, the fourth he Sidney & Berne Davis Art
annual Wa-Ke Hatchee Easter Center's spring gala, Race 2 the
Egg Hunt will be held from 10 Finish, will raise funds to complete
a.m. to noon for children up to age 11 at the remaining $2 million renovations on a
the Wa-Ke Hatchee Recreation Center, downtown historic gem. New auction items
16355 Summerlin Road, Fort Myers. have been announced for the March 27
The Easter Bunny will arrive around event.
10:30 a.m. and the egg hunt begins at An evening of "fun"-raising with pro-
11 a.m. for children up to three years; ceeds going into the restoration fund for the
11:10 a.m. for children ages four through Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center's historic
seven; and 11:20 a.m. for children ages headquarters will begin at 6 p.m.
eight through 11. Admission is $5 per The newest auction items include a pri-
child. vate tour of the Joe Gibbs Racing Team
Cookies and drinks will be provided Headquarters in North Carolina hosted by
and the first 150 participants will receive Don Meredith, executive vice president of
a goody bag. There will also be a Golden Joe Gibbs Racing.
Egg winner for each age division. Bring a The gala will feature an array of cars,
camera so you can have a picture taken motor sport fundraising activities, a taste of
with the Easter Bunny.4 continued on page 3 Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
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Historic Downtown Fort Myers,
Then And Now: Bayside Parkway
by Gerri Reaves
S ucked away between West First Street and McGregor
| Boulevard lies double-crooked Bayside Parkway, between
SHenley Place and Wilna Street.
Often overlooked, Bayside is a quiet, small-scale street of pri-
,. vate residences and offices. It's capped by Bennett's Fresh Roast
Cafe on the West First Street corner.
The parkway was created in the early 1940s, just in time for
| the start of World War II and the arrival of thousands of military
personnel who were stationed at Page Field and Buckingham Air
The basic houses on the parkway, like the one pictured in the
1968 photo, became homes mostly for officers' families during the war.
Glenda Lancaster Sirmans remembers the neighborhood well. She lived in the
house that once stood on the corner that is now Bennett's parking lot.
Her father instructed English pilots at Carlstrom Field in Arcadia and managed Page
Field for one year. She says that pilots who were headed overseas would fly over her
house and tip their wings.
She has fond memories of growing up on Bayside. The houses were similar in
design and floor plan, the type of homes that proliferated during the post-war years
and are familiar to many baby-boomers.
The homes constructed of hollow tiles had two bedrooms, one tiled bath, a living
room, a small kitchen, linoleum floors, and a screened porch. There was no central
air-conditioning, but the steel casement windows could open to the river breezes.
The riverfront at the foot of Bayside was vacant at that time, a real advantage for
children whose priorities included playing outdoors.
Sirmans recalls walking to downtown Fort Myers to the Arcade Theatre and going
to the youth center and the Girl Scout hut in the city park.
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In 1968, Bayside Parkway was still a residential neighborhood only, lined with neat one-
story houses constructed in the early 1940s
courtesy of the Southwest Florida Historical Society
This house has been renovated as an attorney's office, one of several professional offices
amidst the private residences
When this 1968
photo was taken,
the parkway was still
a residential area.
discovered the loca-
tion's charm and
convenience, so vari-
ous offices dot the
street, making a true
hood, in the lingo of
have been extensive-
ly remodeled, while
some others retain
the original windows
and 1940s look.
as High Point Place
loom as remind-
ers that Fort Myers
reaches for the sky,
remains an inviting
narrow street of one-
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The view or the Caloosahatchee River from Bayside Parkway was
unobstructed until a few years ago. Now High Point Place serves
as a dramatically vertical contrast to the houses on the charming
now photos by Gerri Reaves
Greater Fort MJNerS
and Ken Rasi
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structures and mature foliage where
pedestrians and bicyclists can comfortably
Meander through Bayside Parkway
and discover one of downtown's quietest
Then visit the Southwest Florida
Museum of History at 2031 Jackson
Street to learn more about the develop-
ment spurred by the World War II popula-
Don't miss the exhibit, Tutankhamun:
Wonderful Things from the Pharaoh's
For information, call 321-7430 or
go to swflmuseumofhistory.com. The
museum's hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5
p.m. on Sunday.
A little south of downtown, you'll find
another treasure trove of things histori-
cal at the Southwest Florida Historical
Society at 10091 McGregor Boulevard.
Call 939-4044 or drop by on Wednesday
or Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon.
Sources: The archives of the
Southwest Florida Historical Society.,
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Race 2 Finish Gala
the track, and music by Clint Wiley's
band, None Other. Sponsorships are still
available; visit www.Race2TheFinish.com
for more details.
No need to hunt for a ball gown or tux
this year. Instead, dress casually or as a
famous race car driver. The best dressed
driver or racing couple will receive a
prize. There will be a barbeque and an
The art center's historic building, the
old post office, was designed by promi-
nent Florida architect Nat Gaillard Walker.
It opened in 1933 as one of the nation's
finest neoclassical revival structures and
was converted to a federal cCourthouse
in 1965 and vacated in 1998. Many
of its original fixtures were removed or
destroyed and the building fell into disre-
pair until the art center took over it, dedi-
cated to its preservation with the creation
of a community cultural center.
The art center has been under renova-
tion since 2003 and, upon completion,
will feature 23,000 square feet of studio,
performance, and community event
For tickets and more information, visit
com, or call 333-1933.4
To Plant Trees
In honor of National Arbor Day, April
30, the City of Fort Myers Parks and
Beautification Division will be plant-
ing a symbolic tree with the following
April 20, 9 a.m. Colonial Elementary
April 21, 8:30 a.m. Edgewood
April 28, 10 a.m. Fort Myers Middle
April 29, 9:30 a.m. Orangewood
The parks/elementary school program
will consist of an interactive classroom
discussion on the value of trees, the name
of the tree to be planted, and how to
properly plant a tree.
At the conclusion of the program, the
City of Fort Myers Parks crew will guide
the students in planting a tree.
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Herb Day 2010
earn how to grow herbs in
Southwest Florida from the
experts and from your neighbors
on Saturday, April 10 from 8:30 a.m.
to noon. at the Lee County Extension
For many herbs there is a season
while others prefer year-round exposure.
Popular and and lesser-known herbs
will be for sale.
8:15 a.m. Registration and shopping
9 a.m. Session opening, Bobbi
Robertson, Lee County Master Gardener
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9:10a.m. Growing & Using Herbs in
Florida, Dennis Gretton
10 a.m. Prize Giveaway
10:10 a.m. Break and Tasting Table -
sample food made from fresh herbs from
10:45 a.m. Herbs for Florida
Gardeners, Monica Brandies
Q&A will follow each presentation
The Lee County Extension Services
office is at 3406 Palm Beach Boulevard,
Fort Myers. Cost is $8 per person in
advance, $10 at the door.
For more information contact Claudia
Piotrowicz at 533-7514 or email: cpi-
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Boys & Girls Club RV Park White
Seeks Alumni Elephant Sale
The Boys & Girls Club of Lee
County is looking for alumni to
take part in its Come Back Home
Anyone who was a member locally
or anywhere in the country is invited to
share their story about club membership
and their success.
The goal is to find local individuals
whose lives were positively impacted or
changed by their experiences at a Boys
& Girls Club. The collected stories will
be reviewed and used as part of the Be
Great fundraising campaign.
Interested participants should contact
Karen Debitetto at 334-1886 ext. 3 or
ood Steward of
almetto Palms RV Resort will hold
a Craft and White Elephant Sale
on Saturday, March 20 from 8
a.m. to noon. The RV Resort is located
at 19681 Summerlin Road in Fort Myers.
Coffee and donuts will be available.
The public is invited to attend this sale.
Additional information can be obtained
by calling Marge Gregg at 466-5331.
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SW Florida AIDS
Walk Is April 3
he Island Coast Aids Network
(ICAN) 5th annual Southwest
Florida AIDS Walk is scheduled
for Saturday, April 3 at Cambier Park
in downtown Naples. Registration will
begin at 9 a.m. with the walk/run
schedule to start at 10 a.m.
A $25 registration fee includes a
T-shirt and favors from event sponsors
and area merchants. The walk is open
to everyone and participants can choose
between a 5k run (3.2 miles) or a one-
mile stroll. Four-legged friends are also
welcome to participate and a special dog-
gie rest stop will be available with fresh
water and dog treats.
Corporate and community support
assists ICAN in a number of services for
its clients and their families ranging from
food and clothing to support groups and
To participate as an individual or team,
sponsor, vendor, volunteer or to offer
donations for the event contact Mitch
Haley at 337-2391 ext. 211 or email
Annual Egg Race
Plans for the annual Egg Hunt at
the North Fort Myers Community
Park are under way and dona-
tions of individually wrapped candies
are needed to fill the eggs (no chocolate
please). Other donations, such as baskets,
plastic eggs, games, prizes, and large
candy items are also appreciated.
Donations may be dropped off at
North Fort Myers Community Park,
located behind the library at 2021 N.
On April 3, beginning at 10 a.m., chil-
dren are invited to the park to run on the
football fields and gather as many eggs as
possible. Every egg contains candy and
some with candy and numbers. Eggs with
numbers will receive a prize. Bring your
Children ages two to four that can
walk without the help of their parents
will begin the race. Children birth to two
years old receive a goodie bag.
Following the first race will be the five-
to seven-year-old race and then the eight-
to 10-year-old race. Miss Bunny will be
on hand for greetings and photographs.
For more information call 652-6002
or go to leeparks.org.0
The Fort Myers Beach Art
Association would like to thank all
who helped to make our annual
Art Bazaar scholarship fundraiser a suc-
cess once again.
The local newspapers all ran articles
and calendar notes, the Town of Fort
Myers Beach hung our banner, the Fort
Myers Beach Library let us rent their lot,
and, of course, the residents and visitors
who came to our fundraiser to purchase
original art all helped in making it a suc-
Art association members and their
spouses, Corky Condon, Dave Regenthal,
Lynne Wesolowski, George Buelow, Gus
and Sylvia Kasparie, Kathy Taylor, Sara
Wilson, Meg and Fred Bushnell, Pauline
Healey, Jim Angevine, Bob Ackert,
Kathryn Miller, Pricilla Jeffcoat, Suzanne
Brown, Avis Schmitz and many others
also deserve a big thank you for setting
up, working and tearing down the sale.
The students who receive scholarships
on April 25 will all appreciate the effort
that went in to raising the funds for their
Thank you all,
Michele Barron Buelow,
President, FMB Art AssociationO
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Nervous Nellie's Crazy
Waterfront Eatery is sponsor-
ing and hosting the third annual
Fort Myers Beach Kingfish Shootout
March 26 through 28. The tourna-
ment, directed by Mambo Promotions
in Bonita Springs, will take place at
this new restaurant's location at Snug
Harbor Marina, 1131 First Street, Fort
Myers Beach. The schedule is:
Friday, March 26
3 to 6:30 p.m. Tournament site
registration. Receive boat number and
5 to 8 p.m. Captains party with
food, drinks and fun. Open to the public.
7 p.m. Captains meeting (all partici-
pating team captains required).
8 p.m. Tournament site and registra-
Saturday, March 27
7 a.m. Safe light: check-out begins
7 a.m. Fishing can begin (announced
on VHF tournament channel 72)
3 p.m. Tournament site opens
3 p.m. Weigh-in opens
5 p.m. Weigh-in closes
6 p.m. Tournament site closes.
Sunday, March 28
7 a.m. Safe light: check-out begins
7 a.m. Fishing can begin
(announced on VHF tournament chan-
3 p.m. Tournament site opens
3 p.m. Weigh-in opens
4 p.m. Weigh-in closes
5:30 p.m. Awards
7 p.m. Tournament site closes
For more information including entry
application, go to www.mambopromos.
com. or call Nervous Nellie's Crazy
Waterfront Eatery at 463-8077.
On Monday, March 29, The Sandy
Butler Restaurant gives guests the
opportunity to taste some of Napa
Valley's finest wines. The Napa Wine
Dinner starts at 7 p.m. and includes a
four-course gourmet meal and wine tast-
ing. Reservations are required.
On April 4, the restaurant is serving a
four-course Easter brunch from 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m. followed by a gourmet Easter
dinner from 5 to 9 p.m.
The Sandy Butler Restaurant is located
at 17650 San Carlos Boulevard, Fort
Myers. For reservations, call 482-6765
On Wednesday, March 24, The Bar
Association Bistro and Lounge is
bringing back its Passport Oasis dinner
series by featuring Russia in the restau-
rant's second culinary tour of the world.
The prix fixe dinner, served in the
restaurant's beautiful courtyard dining
room, starts at 7 p.m. and is $37.50
per person. Reservations are required.
Don't forget that Wednesdays are
Pasta Day at the popular downtown eat-
ery. Choose from three pastas (spaghetti,
penne and farfalle) and eight delicious
sauces: puttanesca, prosciutto, alio olio,
mint and garlic, marinara, meat sauce,
mushroom sauce, and marinara with
meat balls. The cost is $8 per person,
lunch and dinner, and includes salad and
The Bar Association is located at
1609 Hendry Street, Fort Myers. Call
The award winning Thomas Edison
Black Maria Film Festival will be back
for a fourth season in Southwest Florida
since the festival began its national tour in
1981. Festival board of directors member
and filmmaker Clayton Hemmert will
introduce the films and facilitate discus-
sion afterwards. There will be more than
30 films shown between three sites:
March 26, 7:30 p.m. Edison & Ford
Winter Estates (rain date is March 28)
March 27, 7:30 p.m. Edison State
College, Fort Myers
March 29, 7:30 p.m. BIG ARTS,
Tickets may be purchased in advance
at the the Edison & Ford Winter Estates,
2350 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers
and BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road,
Sanibel. The cost is $7 per evening for
adults, $5 for students. Tickets for all
three nights can be purchased at a dis-
counted rate of $15.
Estates members are free on March
26 and Edison State College students are
free on March 27. Seating is limited.
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The Black Maria Film Festival begins March
26 at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates
For more information call 334-7419
or visit the following Web sites: Edison &
Ford Winter Estates at www.efwefla.org,
Edison State College at www.edison.edu,
BIG ARTS at www.bigarts.org and the
Black Maria Film Festival at www.black-
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Wonders Of Lee
T o visit Hickey's Creek with Bird Patrol
Saturday, March 20, meet at the
park's parking lot off SR 80 west of
Alva before 8 a.m. .
Cost is free with parking fee. No registra-
tion is necessary. Expect to see scrub jays,
hawks, warblers and vireos and to walk about
2V/2 hours on well-established trails. The walk
is provided in cooperation with Lee County
Parks and Recreation. 482-6250.
Firections: from 1-75, take Palm Beach
Boulevard (SR 80) east. Entrance will be on
the right side of SR 80. 17980 Palm Beach
For more information log onto www.bird-
Agriculture In The Classroom Grants
Students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade are learning about the pro-
duction of Florida fruits, vegetables and horticulture in school gardens and
other classroom agriculture projects funded by 33 teacher grants from Florida
Agriculture in the Classroom, Inc.
The Gainesville-based, non-profit organization spent about $34,000 on these
grant projects that are reaching an estimated 6,300 students around the state. Florida
Agriculture in the Classroom is able to provide this grant funding because of the
money it receives from the sale of the agriculture specialty license plate called the Ag
"Teachers are learning how effective agriculture is as a teaching tool for a variety of
subjects." said Vina Jean Banks, chairman and Florida Beef Council representative for
Florida Agriculture in the Classroom.
Projects selected for funding are as follows:
Comp 'eat' ing Gardens Proposal, Lee County, in which third graders at Bonita
Springs Elementary are growing and harvesting vegetables in a schoolyard garden.#
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Good Friday Choir And Orchestra
Concert At First Baptist Church
Joseph Caulkins, Vincent Gonzalez Jeana Malone
Joseph Caulkins will conduct the Sanctuary Choir and Handbell Choir of First
Baptist Church along with members of the Southwest Florida Symphony in a
presentation called Portrait of Grace on Good Friday, April 2, at 7 p.m. at First
Baptist Church of Fort Myers, 1735 Jackson Street.
Also featured will be soloists Jeana Malone, Michelle Caulkins, Vincent Gonzalez,
and Rev. Dr. William Smith, former pastor at First Baptist Church, who will serve as
narrator for this new cantata.
"From poets and painters to singers and sculptors, the human spirit has always
sought to convey through artistic expression the richness of faith," Caulkins said.
Joseph M. Martin's new cantata, Portrait of Grace, was inspired by centuries of
art based on Christ's passion. In addition to the cantata, the professional orchestra will
perform several selections and so will the First Baptist Ringers handbell choir.
Baritone Vincent Gonzalez will join the choir for Lloyd Larson's Calvary, Jeana
Malone will sing the popular Via Dolorosa, and Michelle Caulkins will perform the
dramatic conclusion of Martin's Portrait of Grace, the Pieta.
Following the cantata, Pastor John Daugherty will lead a short service of Tenebrae,
which is Latin for shadows. This is an ancient service in which candles are extin-
guished one by one until all candles are out as soloist Anthony Contino, the choir and
orchestra present Berthier's All You Who Pass This Way. The purpose of the service
is to recreate the betrayal, abandonment, and agony of the events, and it is left unfin-
ished, because the story isn't over until Easter Day.
Caulkins, Associate Conductor of the Southwest Florida Symphony, and minister
of music & worship, said, "This is a wonderful opportunity to come and see the excit-
ing transformation that is happening at First Baptist. I know you will find the concert
meaningful and the music inspirational."
First Baptist Church of Fort Myers is one of the area's oldest churches and was
founded in 1892. Services are offered at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays with Bible Study at 9
a.m., and at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. For information, call 334-7747.0
The Four Loves Of
FDR At The Foulds
Charismatic and ebullient, Franklin
D. Roosevelt charmed the
American people, world leaders
and the hearts of the four women dur-
ing his lifetime. Learn more about his
personal side in an original one-act play,
The Four Loves of FDR, performed
by two Fort Myers dramatists in the
Alliance's Foulds Theatre on March 25
at 2 p.m. The performance is presented
by the Alliance for the Arts in partner-
ship with the Library Foundation.
"How ironic. This remarkable man, at
the center of the world stage, is impris-
oned by his handicap and is, at times,
lonely and needful." Speaking these lines
is Daisy Suckley, Franklin Roosevelt's
distant cousin, and one of the characters
featured in a new play. Besides Daisy,
there is his dynamic wife, Eleanor, Lucy
Mercer, whose affair with him shook up
the marriage, and Missy LeHand, his
devoted private secretary.
These women sustained America's
only four-term president through trying
times of the Great Depression and World
This fascinating and original one-act
play is portrayed by Rusty Brown, who
has appeared in her original one-woman
shows in Southwest Florida for 15 years,
and Regina Dowd, who has played lead-
ing roles in Fort Myers and regional the-
Hear the truth from the women them-
selves. A suggested donation of $10 is
The Alliance for the Arts is at 10091
McGregor Boulevard just south of
Colonial Boulevard. Visit www.ArtInLee.
org for more details.O
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Korean War Veterans' Association Chapter 155 members Nick Napolitano, Chapter
President Bob Hebner and Bob Kent present a check for veterans' scholarships to Ed
Kominowski of Edison State College Foundation
Local Vets Support Vet Scholarships
The Korean War Veterans Association Chapter 155 presented a $1,000 check
to Edison State College Foundation to be used to provide scholarship support
to a veteran from Southwest Florida returning to, or completing an education
at Edison State College. The presentation is part of a series of gifts from the group
for several years.
The association members believe being involved with the college and supporting
veterans returning to school is vital. The group is planning to increase their commit-
ment to the school by becoming an official member of the advisory committee for the
veterans' organization on Lee campus. As such, the group hopes to also assist veter-
ans with housing needs, employment opportunities, and emergencies .
"One of the reasons why we are very involved with Edison State College is because
we can see the great assistance that the staff offers to the veterans," said Bob Hebner,
president of Chapter 155. "Edison State College is very welcoming and warm and
always makes veterans feel at home. This is why we want to keep this relationship
growing and keeping it stronger."
For information on the Edison State College Foundation, contact Ed Kominowski at
sented a check for
$28,112.01 to the
Harry Chapin Food
Bank of Southwest
Florida through its
Food For All program
of the Food Industry
Hunger (FICAH), a
voluntary effort of
the food industry
to alleviate hunger
and malnutrition by David Barth and Ron Tenant of Publix; Al Brislain, Harry Chapin
selfosthelp solutiong-ters inm Food Bank; and Shannon Patten, Publix
self-help solutions in
the United States and
around the world.
The programs teach someone to fish rather than simply provide the person with
fish. By doing this, human dignity is promoted, enabling hungry people to become
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L ee County will host a public
ceremony celebrating the life
of Commissioner Bob Janes on
March 22 at 4 p.m. at Harborside Event
Center in downtown Fort Myers.
The public is invited to attend, with
doors opening about 3:30 p.m.
The Lee County, Florida community
is mourning the loss, but celebrating the
life and accomplishments of Lee County
Commissioner, former Sanibel Mayor and
former National Association of Counties
and Florida Association of Counties board
member Robert P. (Bob) Janes, who died
in his Sanibel home March 10. Janes was
a lifelong public servant and champion
for the local community.
As a county commissioner, Janes
represented the residents of District 1,
which includes Cape Coral, Captiva,
Upper Captiva, Sanibel, Matlacha, Pine
Island, St. James City, Bokeelia and Boca
Grande; however, he served the entire
community and his impact will be felt
county-wide for years to come.
As the son of educators, Janes was
taught about the necessity of public ser-
vice and the importance of volunteering.
He took that lesson seriously and began
his career early in life in the United States
Army, retiring as a colonel.
He was first elected into public service
in the 1960s as a Minneapolis city alder-
man and then as a Hennepin County
commissioner, where he served five years
as board chairman. From Minnesota, he
moved to Washington, D.C. and served
as the deputy director of the White
House Intergovernmental Affairs, where
he worked as liaison between the White
House and state governments, counties
and cities. Among other issues, he tackled
key health care policies. In 1975, he and
his family moved to Sanibel.
Janes was a successful businessman
in the local community, including being a
banker and owner of a real estate school,
a hotel and a restaurant. He stayed true
to his parents' example and became a
dedicated community volunteer and pub-
lic servant for Lee County. He served
as a member of the Sanibel Planning
Commission, where he was instrumental
in passing stringent building codes on the
island to protect the environment.
Janes was elected to the Sanibel City
Council and then was elected mayor. In
2000, he was elected to the Board of Lee
County Commissioners and re-elected
in 2004 and 2008. As a member of the
commission, he focused on his lifelong
passion of human services and health
care issues, serving as the board's advo-
cate and liaison for mental health and
substance abuse issues at local, state and
national levels. He was instrumental is the
creation of Lee County's mental health
triage center and low demand shelter. He
also served as liaison between the board
and the Florida Legislature, Public Safety
Coordinating Council, Human Services
Council, Babcock Ranch, Southwest
Florida Regional Planning Council and
Metropolitan Planning Organization.
Last June, the 5,620 acres of the
Babcock Ranch that lie in north Lee
County was renamed the Bob Janes
Preserve in honor of the active and dedi-
cated role Janes played in negotiating the
public purchase and subsequent preserva-
tion of this important piece of the local
A memorial fund to collect donations
for the Bob Janes Preserve has been
established through the Conservation
20/20 Program. Donations may be sent
in care of Cathy Olson, Conservation
20/20 Program, 3410 Palm Beach
Boulevard, Fort Myers FL 33916. Checks
should be made out to Lee County Board
of County Commissioners, and Bob
Janes Memorial Fund should be written in
Janes is survived by his wife of more
than 55 years, Lynda Janes, and their
three daughters, Susie (Janes) and Colin
Flinn, Sandy and Mary.#
In A Backpack
In November 2008 five local busi-
nessmen started collaborating with
Blessings in a Backpack to provide
food for kids at Tice Elementary over the
weekend. A year and a half later, this
same group has formed a board and now
has expanded into Edgewood Academy
in East Fort Myers.
Led by Principal Lorie Trombetti,
Edgewood Academy strives to help
students gain knowledge of traditional
academics, develop a sense of self-pride
and learn to respect their peers, school,
community and country. It was founded
in 1924 and currently has 96 percent of
its students on the free or reduced lunch
program, qualifying to participate in the
Blessings in a Backpack program.
"We are so excited to be involved with
another school, especially Edgewood with
its incredible need," said Scott Fischer,
chairman of the local Blessings initiative.
"We're here to help the kids succeed.
With continued community support we
look forward to continuing to expand into
All funds donated to Blessings in a
Backpack are tax deductible. Just $80
can feed one child for an entire year. To
donate, visit www.blessingsinleeco.org or
mail a check made out to Blessings in a
Backpack to 5781 Lee Boulevard, Suite
208-209, Lehigh Acres, FL 33971.4
College To Host
The Lee Campus of Edison State
College will observe the Dr. Talbot
Spivak Holocaust Memorial Week
Monday, March 22 through Friday,
March 26. The year 2010 will com-
memorate the event's 15th anniversary at
Edison State College.
This year's theme, Holocaust Through
the Arts, will focus on the influences
that the arts and the Holocaust have
had on each other. Theme-related
activities include showing of the films,
Defiance, and The Pianist, which illus-
trate Hollywood's portrayal of two true
Holocaust stories, and a film/discussion
on Creating Harmony, a documentary
about musicians in the St. Otillien dis-
placed persons camp. This discussion will
be led by Dr. Robert Hilliard, who while
a GI was instrumental in improving con-
ditions for the camp residents and was
interviewed for the documentary.
In conjunction with Holocaust
Memorial Week, the Edison State College
Theatre Department will present CP
Taylor's play Good. Using music and
humor, this production reveals a poignant
journey into the memory of Professor
John Halder and his exploration of
the nature of good and evil in Hitler's
Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for
students. The Thursday, March 25 pro-
duction will be followed by a talk-back
with the director and cast. The show will
run at 8 p.m. on March 18 through 20
and March 25 through 27 and at 2 p.m.
on March 21 and 28.
The week opens with historical lec-
tures, a philosophical discussion and a
review of the book Maus. The first day's
activities will end with a talk, sponsored
by the Jewish Federation of Lee and
Charlotte counties, by Herbert Kohn, a
Holocaust survivor and father of local
resident, Frank Kohn. He has served as a
co-chair of the Georgia Commission on
the Holocaust, a state agency established
to teach the lessons of the Holocaust.
He has also served as co-chair and is a
current member of the Speakers Council
of the Breman Jewish Heritage Museum
and the AJ Weinberg Holocaust Center
The program is named in memory of
Edison State's long-time professor, Dr.
Talbot Spivak, who founded the event in
1996 and passed away shortly after his
retirement in 2006. The program has
grown to include discussions by survivors
and faculty members, art exhibits, films,
dramatic and student presentations, a
memorial field of flags, reading of the
names of victims, and a special event
designed for high school and home-
Fifteen local survivors will contribute
to the week's program by either lead-
ing their own sessions or participating in
round table discussions.
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8 THERIVER MARCH19,2010
Cypress Cove Unites
In Haitian Relief Effort
Major Ann Penhale of the Salvation Army receives the check from staff at Cypress Cove
F rom the board of directors to the wait staff at Cypress Cove, all had one
thought in mind to help the Haitian relief effort. In a residents' town hall
meeting, a check was presented to The Salvation Army in the amount of
$17,865 to assist with needs on the earthquake-stricken island.
The united effort included residents, employees and management. About 50 of the
Cypress Cove employees are Haitian and most of them have families that were affect-
ed by the quake. The "family" atmosphere that exists at Cypress Cove brought action
to raise funds to help in the relief effort.
"I am totally awestruck by the generosity of everyone here at Cypress Cove," stated
Major Ann Penhale, corps officer for Lee, Hendry and Glades counties. "It is because
of these great people that we will continue to help rebuild the lives of the Haitian peo-
ple. We will continue the work of community development projects, education, medical
clinics and other long term relief and reconstruction," she added.
The Salvation Army continues daily with meeting the needs of the people that have
found temporary residence at their compound. The field adjacent to The Salvation
Army property has about 20,000 men, women and children who now "live" there
because they have nowhere else to go.
So far, the Army has:
Distributed nearly 4 million meals
Supplied over 500,000 gallons of water
Served over 20,000 patients in the makeshift medical clinic
Delivered nine babies at Salvation Army facilities
Delivered 8,710 lbs of medical supplies
Shipped over 992,920 lbs of cargo items
Tim Ficker, executive director at Cypress Cove, could not have been more touched
at the outpouring of love and compassion from the residents and staff. "I am just so
proud to be affiliated with such a compassionate and generous community as we have
here at Cypress Cove. We are all praying for the families of our employees that they
will recover from this tragedy," he said.0
Reverend Will Graham To Speak At
Community Easter Sunrise Service
T he Reverend Will Graham, grand-
son of legendary evangelist The
Reverend Billy Graham, will be
the principal speaker at the Community
Easter Sunrise Service at City of Palms
Park (Red Sox Stadium) in downtown
Fort Myers Easter Sunday, April 4.
Congregations from throughout -i k
Southwest Florida will gather to worship
and to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus
Christ at this sunrise service, which has
been a tradition in Fort Myers for more
than a half century.
Doors open at 5:30 a.m. and the
service begins at 6:30 a.m. There is no
admission for the service or for parking
at City of Palms Park. Free coffee and
pastries will be served both before and
after the service.
The Rev. Graham will be traveling is C
to Fort Myers specifically to deliver the
Easter message. He is the third genera-
tion of Grahams to proclaim the Gospel The Reverend Will Graham of the Billy
of Jesus Christ under the banner of the Graham Evangelistic Association
Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
Ministers from a dozen area churches participated in the planning for this event.
Supporting the program will be The Rev. John Daugherty of First Baptist Church
of Fort Myers; Pastor Chuck Smith of Broadway Community Church; Rev. Arlene
Jackson of Central United Methodist Church; Pastor Gregory Ford of First Assembly
Cornerstone; Rev. Gary Cox of First Christian Church; Rev. Paul deJong of First
Presbyterian Church of Fort Myers; Rev. Jim Mitchell of First United Methodist
Church; Rev. Philip D. Read, II, SSC, of St. Luke's Episcopal Church; Rev. Jon
Zehnder of St. Michael Lutheran Church; Pastor Bob Calvert of Sonshine Worship
Center; Rev. Dr. Israel Suarez of Templo Cristiano El Buen Samaritano; Major Arthur
Penhale of The Salvation Army; and Rev. Douglas Kelchner of Thomas A. Edison
Additional churches are encouraged to bring their congregations to the service as
well, according to organizers.
The sunrise service has been a tradition since the 1950s and has moved over the
years from the Fort Myers High School Stadium to Centennial Park to City of Palms
Park. This is the 15th year that the service has been conducted at City of Palms Park.
Last year, more than 2,000 people attended.
"We welcome and encourage everyone to join us on Easter Sunday for this commu-
nity-wide worship service," said Rev. Daugherty, the chairman of this year's planning
committee. "We have room for 7,000 people at City of Palms Park and we'd like to
pack the place with people who wish to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ."
Music will be by the Southwest Florida Symphony Chorus and Brass Quintet along
with the praise team Scripture. The service will be inter-denominational.
Since beginning his evangelistic ministry with youth-oriented, one-day events in
Canada, Rev. Graham has spoken to tens of thousands in North America, and count-
less more during outreaches in Australia, South America, India and other parts of Asia.
continued on page 9
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The fourth of the concerts in the
2009/10 Chapel by the Sea
Presbyterian Church Concert
Series on Fort Myers Beach will be
held on Sunday, March 21. Svetlana
Strezeva, soprano, with Michael
Melnikov, pianist, will perform at 4 p.m.
A free will offering will be taken. No
tickets are required.
This concert will feature selections
from the classical, sacred, and popu-
lar repertoire. Russian classical music
and folksongs will be included as will
American classical and popular tunes.
Strezeva is a prominent Russian-
born American soprano. She is a laure-
ate of the P. Tchaikovsky International
Competition in Moscow and M. Glinka
Vocal International Competition in Minsk.
She did her professional studies at La
Scala in Milan, Italy, under the guidance
of Opera Diva G. Simionato.
Strezeva was prima donna of the
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tion of Eugene Colobov. In addition to
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touring opera companies and solo
recitals in Baltimore, Boston, Brussels,
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St. Louis, Tallin, Odessa and many other
cities throughout the world.
She has been praised as "the great
Russian nightingale" by Russia's St.
Petersburg press. Now residing in the
United States with her family, her career
is flourishing in recitals, as well as soloist
with symphony orchestras.
Michael Melnikov is the music direc-
tor at Chapel by the Sea Presbyterian
Church and a renowned pianist and
organist who did his professional stud-
ies in choral and orchestra conducting
and piano performance at Voronezh
Music Academy and later at Moscow
Conservatory of Music. He has studied
the organ in Riga, Latvia and Vilnius,
He had performed countless concerts
as a child and young adult in Russia and
then later in the USA He has been
praised by the Old Colony Memorial
News, Massachusetts as "Best Bet" for
his Grand Concerts.
Melnikov has performed piano duets
on TV shows in Boston with his wife
Elena, as well as favorites by Beethoven,
Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff and
Scriabin. He loves to perform his favorite
organ works by Bach and Handel and
Chapel by the Sea Presbyterian
Church is in the 2500 Block of Estero
Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach, on Sunday,
March 21, at 4 p.m. The concert is free,
no tickets are required.C?
Meet To "Keep
n Saturday, March 20 the
Southwest Florida Catholic
Assembly, organized by faith-
ful Catholics of the Diocese of Venice,
will host the second annual confer-
ence at St. Andrew United Church of
Christ, 6908 Beneva Road, Sarasota.
Guest speaker, Dr. Anthony Padovano,
renowned theologian, author and speak-
er, will address concerns of the laity who
mourn the loss of renewal and expecta-
tion promised by Vatican II and now
under threat by a traditional hierarchy.
The conference will be from 9 a.m.
to 3 p.m. The registration fee of $25
includes a continental breakfast, lunch
and beverage. Scholarships are available.
Catholics devoted to the church were
energized by Vatican II with the release of
rigid, outdated strictures of the past Mass
was celebrated in their own language,
other faiths were welcomed as partners,
ministries were expanded to the poor
and disadvantaged and altar girls and
women readers were introduced. This
opened their minds to endless possibili-
ties. Catholics were told they had rights
and responsibilities and were encouraged
to move forward with the changes of
Gradually, what they gained was
withdrawn as the traditionalist hierarchy
retrenched back to pre-Vatican II practic-
es. Only speakers who preach party line
are allowed to speak. Groups who lean
toward more liberal views are forbidden
to assemble on church property. Catholic
employees and volunteers are dismissed
without recourse if they are perceived to
deviate from approved practices. Today,
the Pew Survey states that one third of
those raised Catholic have left the church.
Organizations such as Southwest Florida
Catholic Assembly aim to encourage
disenchanted Catholics to remain in the
church, to remind them of their status
under Vatican 11, to give them the oppor-
tunity to air their views and share their
hope to keep the church of Pope John
For information and a registration
form, contact Jeanne Durney, 941-496-
4128, email@example.com, or Ellen
McNally, 239-390-0880, jmcnallyl@
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Graham To Speak
His first crusade-style event which he
calls Celebrations took place in 2006 in
Leduc, Canada. His first Celebration on
U.S. soil came later that year in Gastonia,
North Carolina. Since then, he also has
held multi-day evangelistic outreaches in
Ohio, Kentucky, Texas, and Ontario.
"I'm not trying to be the next Billy
Graham; I'm just Will Graham," says the
ordained minister. "I have a burden in
my heart to preach the gospel of Jesus
Christ. If that's to an arena full of people
or one person on the street, I will do
whatever God is calling me to do."
Graham also serves BGEA as assistant
director of the Billy Graham Training
Center at The Cove in Asheville, North
Carolina. The Cove offers multi-day semi-
nars on a variety of Christian subjects and
features nationally-recognized speakers.
Graham graduated from Liberty
University in 1997 with a Bachelor of
Science degree in religion and in 2001
graduated from Southeastern Baptist
Theological Seminar with a Master of
He and his wife, Kendra, have two
THERIVER MARCH19,2010 9
daughters, Christine Jane (CJ) and Rachel
Austin, and a son, William Franklin
Graham V. The family lives in North
For more information about the ser-
vice, call 334-7747.0
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In this charming book, young readers
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friend's house, riding in a car, and behind
more of the many doors they go through
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ALL FAITHS UNITARIAN CONGREGATION
Crestwell School, 1901 Park Meadows
Drive, between US 41 and Summerlin
Road, Y mile north of College.
Minister: The Rev. Dr. Wayne Robinson
Minister's cell phone: 218-3918.
Mailing address: PO. Box 07477,
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m.
We believe in the benefits of diversity in
gender, age, political affiliation, sexual
orientation, race and religion.
Web site: allfaiths-uc.org.
Minister's e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
ANNUNCIATION GREEK ORTHODOX
8210 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers
Reverend Fr. Athanasios Michalos
Orthros Service Sunday 9am
Divine Liturgy Sunday 10am
Fellowship Programs, Greek School,
Sunday School, Community Night
BETH SHILOH MESSIANIC
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
Please 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.
CHURCH OF THE CROSS:
13500 Freshman Lane; 768-2188
Pastors: Jeff Moran and Michael Bulter;
A nondenominational church emphasizing
a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Sunday Service: 9 a.m. Contemporary
10:45 a.m. Traditional.
CHRIST THE KING
1188 Lake McGregor Drive, Fort Myers,
432-1724. Rev. N. Everett Keith III;
An Old Catholic Community; Liturgy
in English; Sunday Mass at 9:30 a.m.
COVENANT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH:
2439 McGregor Boulevard, 334-8937
Rev. Dan Hagmaier, pastor
Traditional Sunday service 10 a.m.
CYPRESS LAKE BAPTIST CHURCH:
8400 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers,
Danny Harvey, pastor
Sunday Services: Bible study, 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship, 11 a.m.
Evening Worship, 7 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting, 7 p.m.
8260 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 481-
3233; Clint Cottrell, pastor
Traditional, 8 and 11 a.m.;
Contemporary, 9:30 a.m.
Children's Church K4J (Kids for Jesus)
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH:
8570 Cypress Lake Drive,
Fort Myers, 482-1250
Sunday Traditional Service: 8 and
11 a.m., Praise Service: 9:30 a.m.
Sunday School: All times
FAITH FELLOWSHIP WORLD
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.
FridayYouth 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 9:00 a.m.;
Contemporary, 10:30 a.m.
Go south on McGregor Boulevard. The
church is 1/2 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
Sunday Morning Service and Sunday
School, 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Evening Testimony Meeting,
Child care provided at all services.
Visit our Reading Room for quiet study at:
2281 W. First Street, River District
www.spirituality.com and www.christian-
FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE:
13545 American Colony Boulevard (off
Daniels Parkway in the Colony), Fort
Pastor: Rev. 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.
FORT MYERS CHRISTIAN CHURCH
(DISCIPLES OF CHRIST) A STEPHEN
5916 Winkler Road, Fort Myers,
437-4330. Rev. 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: 9 a.m.
HOLY THEOTOKOS MONASTERY:
111 Evergreen Road, North Fort Myers,
Eastern Orthodox men's monastery.
Liturgical services conducted in the
English, Greek and Church Slavonic lan-
guages, following the Julian (Old) Calendar.
Liturgical Services: Sundays and Holy
Days: The Third and Sixth Hours at 8:30
Divine Liturgy at 9 a.m.
9650 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers,
The Rev. Dr. John S. Adler, pastor
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
Child care available at Saturday 5 p.m. and
Sunday 9:30 a.m. services.
JESUS THE WORKER
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,
Pastor Randy and Anita Thurman
Sunday Service, 10:30 a.m.
All are welcome.
LAMB OF GOD LUTHERAN/EPISCOPAL
Corner Cypress View Drive and Koreshan
Boulevard, Three Oaks area, Fort Myers,
Walter Fohs, pastor; Becky Robbins-
Penniman, associate pastor
Sunday worship services:
Early Grace Traditional, 8 a.m.
Awesome Grace Contemporary, 9 a.m.
Classic Grace Traditional, 10:30 a.m.
Sunday School God's Group, 8:45 and
MESSIAH REFORMED CHURCH
Worship Gathering Sunday 10 a.m.
Pastor Alan Bondar
Fort Myers Villas Civic Association Bldg.
2306 Sunrise Blvd. Fort Myers, 33907
Bible Study Wednesday 6:30 p.m.
Fellowship Lunch Sunday noon
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NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
OF FORT MYERS
16120 San Carlos Boulevard, Unit 10B
Tom Richards, Pastor
Sunday School for all ages 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship 11 a.m.
Sunday Evening 6 p.m.
Wednesday Evening Bible Study 7 p.m.
Special Monday Community Group service
at 7 p.m. for those who can not attend
NEW HOPE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
3825 McGregor Boulevard. Fort Myers
Pastors: Bill Stephens, Stu Austin and
Howard Biddulph, Associate Pastor
Traditional Worship at 8:00 and 9:30 am,
Contemporary Worship at 11:00am
Sunday School at 8:00, 9:30 and 11:00am
Youth and Children's programming runs
concurrent to Sunday services.
Nursery care provided at all services
For more information visit: www.newhope-
PEACE COMMUNITY CHURCH:
(Meets at Ft. Myers Beach Masonic Lodge)
17625 Pine Ridge Road, Fort Myers Beach
Pastors: Bruce Merton, Gail and RC
Traditional Worship 9:45 a.m.
Contemporary Worship 11:15 a.m.
Phone: 267-7400 Fax: 267-7407
Web site: peacecommunitychurch.com
PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH:
15840 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers
Walter Still, Senior Pastor,
Sunday Worship: 8 and 9:30 a.m.
3/4 mile south from the intersection of
McGregor, San Carlos and Gladiolus.
A congregation of the ELCA.
REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH
3950 Winkler Extension, Fort Myers
Daily early learning center/day care
Sunday Services, 8:15 and 10:15 a.m.
Meditation classes. All are welcome.
Guided meditations offering many meth-
ods 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.
SOUTHWEST BAPTIST CHURCH:
16940 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers,
Robert G. Kasten, Pastor
Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m.
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.
Wednesday Service 6 p.m.
12171 lona Road, Fort Myers, off
McGregor and north of Gladiolus.
Father Joseph Clifford.
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
Saturday at noon and by appointment
SAINT JOHN THE APOSTLE
METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCH
3049 Mcgregor Boulevard, Fort Myers,
Pastor Rev. Steve Filizzi
An Affirming & Inclusive Congregation
Sunday Services, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Mid-Week Service, Wednesday 6:30 p.m.
ST. MICHAEL LUTHERAN
CHURCH & SCHOOL (LCMS)
3595 Broadway, Fort Myers
Wednesday Fellowship: 5:30 p.m.
Dinner $5, 6:15 p.m. bible studies
Worship: Saturday, 5:30 p.m.,
Sunday 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. with 9:15
a.m. adult and children's Bible Study, plus
marriage enrichment studies. Divorce Care
on Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
During Lent: Wednesday worship
noon and 6:15 p.m.
TEMPLE BETHEL SYNAGOGUE:
16225 Winkler Rd. 433-0018.
Rabbi Jeremy Barras
Cantorial Soloists Joseph/Lynn Goldovitz
Shabbat Services, Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Torah Study, Saturday, 9:15 a.m.
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Services, Saturday,
Religious Education Classes, Midweek,
Grades 2-7, Wednesday, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Preschool Classes, Monday through Friday
Confirmation Classes, Wednesday,
Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. to noon
TEMPLE JUDEA (CONSERVATIVE):
14486 A & W Bulb Road,
Fort Myers, 433-0201.
Rabbi: Benjamin S. Sendrow,
Cantor: I. Victor Geigner.
Weekly services: Monday and Thursday, 9
a.m.; Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.
Religious school Sunday, 9 a.m. to noon,
and Wednesday, 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Family Midrash services on the first and
third Fridays of the month at 7 p.m.
Pre bar/bat mitzvah class Monday, 5:30 to
7 p.m., followed by confirmation class from
7:30 to 9 p.m.
For information on early childhood educa-
tion/preschool, phone 482-1121.
THE NEW CHURCH
The New Church of SWFL is located at
10811 Sunset Plaza Circle, by Summerlin
and Pine Ridge Roads, behind Zoomers
and the ponds.
Spiritual Recovery, Wednesdays 10 a.m.
Healing Service, Wednesdays 11 a.m. and
Friday 6:30 p.m.
Sunday Worship Services, 11 a.m.
Call for information 481-5535.
CHURCH FORT MYERS:
13411 Shire Lane (off Daniels Parkway one
mile west of 1-75)
Minister: The Rev. Allison Farnum
Sunday services and religious education at
For information on all church events call
561-2700 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
continued on page 11
At The Schoolhouse
Opening at The Herb Strauss
Schoolhouse Theater March 25
and running through April 24
is the British musical mystery comedy
Taking place in 1935 the show is
about six guests who are invited to Lord
Dudley Rancour's retreat, which, of
course, is on an isolated island some-
where in the English lake district. Each
guest thought they were solely invited to
spend the weekend with the mysterious
(and missing in action!) Lord Dudley. The
guests, three servants and one wayward
college student then begin getting picked
off one by one in surprising and aston-
ishing ways while the survivors try to
uncover who the murderer is.
Kay Francis, who appeared earlier
in the season in Unnecessary Farce,
plays Miss Tweed, the amateur detec-
tive. Rachel Miller is Hope Langdon, the
naive ingenue who is instantly drawn to
Geoffrey (Kevin Rose) who has mistak-
enly, supposedly, sunk his rowboat off
the coast of the Lord Rancour's island.
Colonel Gillweather is played by Matt
Reed and Nigel Rancour (the black sheep
of the Rancour family) is played by Kevin
T. Murphy, who are both making their
Schoolhouse debuts. Elizabeth Urbanczyk,
who appeared in Lovely Night and
Fly Me to the Moon: A Tribute to the
Rat Pack, plays Lady Grace Manley-
Prowe, an uppity and impatient woman.
Schoolhouse actor and Business
Manager Dave Yudowitz appears as Dr.
Grayburn. Playing Lettie, the maid, is
Schoolhouse Marketing Director Madison
Mitchell, who was seen last in Plaza
Suite. James Lane, who has appeared
in multiple Schoolhouse shows includ-
ing Unnecessary Farce, Little Shop of
Horrors and Out of Order plays Flint,
the caretaker, and Miguel Cintron, also a
Schoolhouse regular, rounds out the cast
of 10 as Clive, the butler.
Under the direction of Victor
Legarreta and Justin P. Cowan, this off-
kilter musical will keep you guessing.
Who will die first? Who will be left stand-
Book your tickets by calling 472-
6862. The opening night reception will
begin at 7 p.m. with the show starting at
8. All showtimes are at 8 p.m.
Something's Afoot is sponsored
by Congress Jewelers. The theater
is at 2200 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel.
INFO: (239) 948-3766 *
LOCATION: 1-75, Exit
www.MiromarOutlets.com HOURS: Monday-Saturday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
123, Corkscrew Road/Miromar Outlets Blvd. In Estero, between Naples & Fort Myers
THERIVER MARCH19,2010 11
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From page 10
music, meditation in a loving environment.
Service held at 28285 Imperial Street,
Bonita Springs. Call 947-3100.
9065 Ligon Court, Fort Myers, across
from HealthPark Hospital, 481-2125
Pastor: Interim Pastor Dr. LuderWhitlock
9:30 a.m., Contemporary;
Worship and Adult Classes
11 a.m., Blended Worship
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, Steve Hess
Sunday Services: 8 a.m. traditional;
9:30 a.m. contemporary; 11 a.m. blendings.
Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.4
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Should Be Thing
Of The Past
we are all
done with cold
fronts for this win-
ter and fishing will
really start to light
up soon. Baitfish
in the bay have not
started to reappear
yet and when they do that will really
mark the beginning of springtime fish-
ing. Our water temperatures have finally
started to creep back up so we should
be really close to some of the best fish-
ing all year.
A 70-degree water temperature is usu-
ally the magic number for everything to
start happening but with such a long cold
winter things might pick up a few degrees
Redfish fishing was good last week
with decent mid-day high tides. Redfish
could be caught both under the man-
groves and around oyster bars. Most were
on the smaller side but there were a few
quality fish mixed in too. The big redfish
of the week on my boat measured 26
Working deeper sandholes and sloughs
around oysters bars with good tidal flow
was the pattern the reds were in and days
of a dozen or more reds were common.
Once located the reds were caught one
after another. Pot holes around Cork Key
and Panther Key also held good numbers
of redfish but these fish were not quite so
quick to take a bait as the ones around
oyster bars. Chumming them with chunks
of shrimp and waiting them out produced
a few slot-size fish.
While working mangrove islands all
over the sound this week I have been
noticing some of the biggest trout I have
seen all year. These big gator trout are
laid up over sandholes and are often very
spooky. Trout over 20 inches are get-
ting more and more common and April
is about the best month to catch a really
big one in our area. One of my favorite
ways to trout fish is to work the deeper
Send Us Your Fish Tales
The River Weekly would like to hear from anglers about their catches.
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, 16450 San Carlos Boulevard, Suite 2, Fort
Myers, Flordia 33908, or email to RiverWeeklyNews@aol.com.
10 a.m. Island Cruise to
C, CI1 Useppa Or Cabbage Key
Boca Grande Cruise
4 p.m. Dolphin Watch Cruise
* Beach & Shelling Cruise
* Sunset Serenade Cruise
with Island Musicians
Call For Departure Times
grass flats with
soft plastic jigs
Most of the
really big trout 1
are loners and
are often more
than the aver-
age size ones. /
Point in the
has been a
good area to
fish if you're
looking for a
mixed bag of
fish and just
of the sound
from Redfish Redfish fishing picks up
Captiva Pass is
a great place to spend a few hours if not
a whole day. This area gets really good
tide flow from the passes and has lots of
healthy grass flats, deep natural channels
and structure all through it.
Clear winter water makes the area
easy to navigate as a lot of it is really
shallow when you get out of the tidal
channels. I suggest fishing the edges of
the flats and drifting through the deeper
channels with the tide. Once you locate
fish simply drop the anchor.
Throwing soft plastic jigs is the way
to go if you're going to drift as you can
cover a lot of ground. Live shrimp under
a popping cork will also do the trick but
be ready to go through a lot of bait.
Capt. Matt Mitchell moved to Sanibel
in 1980 and has fished local waters for
more than 25 years. He now lives in St.
James City and has worked as a back
country fishing guide for more than 10
years. If you have comments or ques-
tions email email@example.com.
Share your community news with us.
Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Advanced Saltwater Fishing Class
he Cape Coral Parks & Recreation Department is offering an advanced salt-
water fishing class at the Cape Coral Yacht Club. This class is designed for the
experienced saltwater angler (age 16 and older) and students completing the
intermediate class. The course will cover proven techniques and "secrets" used by the
professionals. Topics include graphite rods versus fiberglass rods, location and catching
live bait, fishing structure, chumming, and fighting techniques.The class will be held on
Saturday, March 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $45 for residents, $67 non-
residents. Pre-registration is required by calling 574-0806. The Cape Coral Yacht Club
is at 5819 Driftwood Parkway.0
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Of The Week:
by Brian Johnson
Splex has a
as a premiere
46 facility for raising
otter pups, and so
every year CROW
from other wildlife organizations to take
in their orphans.
For the otters, it's like passing through
the gates of a five-star hotel. The com-
plex has every possible luxury, including
a pool, toys, sand box and a very private
CROW received its first otter baby of
the season on Februrary 13 when Pete
LeBarge brought in a 1.5-kilogram boy
from North Fort Myers. He had seen the
mother otter traversing the property sev-
eral times with the babies.
"The dog got a hold of one of the
youngsters, and by the time he got to
him the little baby was lying on his back
from obvious trauma and shock," said Dr.
Amber McNamara. "It's the highest level
of anxiety an animal can experience."
CROW staff gave him pain medica-
tion, dilute milk and an electrolyte solu-
tion, which he took an immediate interest
in. The otter remained in ICU until she
was large enough to be around the out-
Otter #2 arrived on February 23, just
as the first one was transferred to the out-
door otter complex. She was quite small,
only 750 grams, and pretty weak. She
was not ready to go outside.
But she soon had company in the ICU
walk-in cage. Otter #3 came in on March
10 from Clearwater Aquarium. Otter #4
was brought to CROW from the Naples
Conservancy on March 15.
Otters are among the most social of
mammal species. "They play and sleep
together in an otter ball," said Dr. Amber.
Staff noticed that Otter #1 was look-
ing a bit forlorn in the outdoor cage so
on March 16, with Otter #3 sufficiently
large enough, they moved him outdoors.
"The big guy outside now has a friend,"
said Dr. Amber.
On the same day CROW received
Otter #5, found in a residential backyard
in Cape Coral. They will all shortly be
together in the otter complex, jumping
on tires, rolling on mats, and swimming
lengths of the pool. Toward the end of
their stay they will chase live fish and
crabs in the deep end of the pool.
The otters will be in the complex at
CROW for approximately six months
before release back to the wild. At the
current occupancy rate, CROW may
need several more otter resorts.
(Clinic for the
Inc.) is a non-
a week from
8 a.m. to 5
PO Box 150,
Under The Sea Children's Program
Cape Coral Yacht Club is having an under the sea adventure with Marine
Biologist Susie Hassett on Sunday, March 31 from 4 to 6 p.m. Children will
learn, explore and have loads of fun with interactive games, touch tanks, live
puppet show, temporary tattoos, and face painting.
The cost is $4 per person, free for children under two. Pre-register by calling 574-
0806. Cape Coral Yacht Club is at 5819 Driftwood Parkway.#
mthe Arts on Sanibel
Leave a song request on the stage
before the concert and bring your
old vinylfor Janis to sign
March 19 8 PM
$41/46 Student $15
The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company
8 ARTi 90 p3 R
PH: (239) 395-0900 FAX: (239) 395-0330
BIG ARTS --M, Gallery & Gift Shop
2244 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957
PH: (239) 472-9700
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CLIMATE: ARE WE WAKING
March 24 7:30 PM
$25 / Students $io
Patron Series Sponsor Fine Mark
Supporters Gordon & Linda Coons
and John & Donna Schubert
MALONE & LEONHART
Friday, March 26 8 PM
$41/46 Student $15
Sponsor John M. & Mary Jo Boler
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Friday, March 19 8 PM
In Concert: J.nis Ian
Saturday, March 20 9 AM 1 PM
Sustainable Living Seminar: Practical
Guide to Living Green Everyday with
Sunday, March 21 7 PM
S\\ FLSNmiphonn: B.ch & 1More
Monday, March 22 7 PM
Monday Film Series: Paris
Tuesday, March 23 7 PM
Spring Band & Chorus C(onceri
Wednesday, March 24 1 PM
Film Director Series: Brief Encounter
Wednesday. March 24 7:30 PM
New Frontiers Lecture: Dr. 1nleed
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Friday, March 26 8 PM
Jazz: The Roger Kellaway Trio with
Russell Malone and Jay Leonhart
Sunday, March 28 3 PM
Island .It I in Biler Garden
Monday, March 29 7 PM
Black Maria Film and Video Festival
14 THERIVER MARCH 19,2010
Plant Smart: Scarlet Sage
by Gerri Reaves
T he bright red flowers '
of scarlet sage (Salvia _
coccinea) will attract
butterflies and hummingbirds
to your garden all year.
As the old stalks of this
short-lived perennial die back,
new ones quickly sprout and .:
begin to bloom, creating non- .
stop color in the landscape. ..
The two-lipped tubular
flowers of about an inch long -
appear on squared hairy / '
stems. The serrated heart- f'.
shaped leaves are about two ,
Prolific reseeding, in addi- / "
tion to drought tolerance,
makes this fast-growing native f. '"
sage very low maintenance. A / '
Also known as tropical or
blood sage, this member of /
the mint family usually grows
to about two feet high. It '
prefers well-drained soil in full .
sun or partial shade. / -
Use it in a mass planting,
as a tall groundcover, or as a Scarlet sage's brilliant year-round flowers attract butter-
container plant. flies and hummingbirds
Plant scarlet sage in a spot
where cheerful color is desired, let it self-propagate, and keep an eye out for butter-
flies. Pruning and the removal of spent flowers are optional.
7- 1. m a A~a w E
It can be
with seeds or
as the Northern
known to eat
will help you
create a low-
Drought tolerant and self-seeding scarlet sage works well as a low-
maintenance mass planting or tall groundcover
Lovegrove Wins Marine Art Award
Leoma Lovegrove stands next to her award-winning painting Trophy
Leoma Lovegrove has won an award for her painting titled Trophy in Mote
Marine's 55th Anniversary Celebration Juried Art Exhibition.
She is the only Pine Island artist accepted into this prestigious exhibition.
Another one of her paintings, Peche, was also accepted. The exhibit runs through
For more Information contact Debrah Dartdeborah.email@example.com or Leoma
Works of art depicting Mote's 55 years of preserving our world's marine envi-
ronment and advancing sea science will be selected for the week-long exhibition.
The exhibition is part of a year-long celebration of Mote's 55th anniversary. Mote
Aquarium attracts more than 300,000 visitors annually. In March 2009, 1,275 people
visited the aquarium daily. ^
Water Quality Is Main Topic At
Osprey Foundation Annual Meeting
M arti Daltry will be the keynote Vartanl tg. '
speaker at the annual meeting
of The International Osprey
Foundation on Sunday, March 28. She
will discuss red tide, red drift algae and
other harmful algal blooms, their impact
on our health, economy and environ- ,t
ment and how we can be part of the
solution to this problem, which is caused
by excessive nutrient runoff into our
Daltry, a Pennsylvania native, became
a Lee County resident in 1976. In
2004 she enrolled at Florida Gulf Coast
University and as part of the gradua-
tion requirements completed community
service hours with the river advocacy
group, the Caloosahatchee River Citizens
Association aka Riverwatch. She graduat-
ed in December 2006 with a BA in com-
munications. Her work with Riverwatch Osprey chicks
as public relations contact, board member Photo courtesy of Citizens United
and eventually president, provided the
experience needed to for her to become an organizer for the Fort Myers office of The
As organizer for the Red Tide Campaign, one of her goals is to form coalitions
made up of residents, organizations, businesses, civic clubs, etc. with the mission of
implementing policies to reduce red tide, which affects marine life as well as the crea-
tures that feed on it, including ospreys.
Bloom Bill Passes
submitted by Michael J. Valiquette,
Chairman PURRE Water Coalition
On Friday, March 12, the U.S.
House of Representatives passed
the Harmful Algal Bloom and
Hypoxia Research and Control Act of
2009. The PURRE Water Coalition has
been pushing for this legislation for the
last two years and was involved in com-
menting on the draft prior to its intro-
duction on September 25, 2009.
During the debate on the House
floor earlier in the week Subcommittee
Chairman Brian Baird from Washington
State mentioned the support of the
PURRE Water Coalition as one of a
"broad group of stakeholders." Prior to
final passage, Sanibel Island was men-
tioned in remarks by Representatives
Connie Mack and Kathy Castor.
"There is simply no more beauti-
ful place to vacation than Sanibel and
Captiva," Castor said. "But tourists simply
don't want to visit polluted beaches, and
word spreads. It is directly tied to jobs,
and if that happened in this economy, it
would be very detrimental."
This legislation would establish and
maintain a National Harmful Algal Bloom
and Hypoxia Program. This program
would develop and coordinate a compre-
hensive strategy to address harmful algal
blooms and hypoxia. It would provide for
the development and implementation of
comprehensive regional action plans to
reduce harmful algal blooms and hypoxia.
It would go a step further and provide the
ability to fund research in technology to
help communities like Sanibel control and
mitigate harmful algal blooms.
In his opening statement prior to
a hearing last October, Baird said that
"harmful algal blooms pose serious
threats because of their production of
toxins and reduction of oxygen in the
water. These impacts include alteration of
the ocean's food web, human illnesses,
and economic losses to communities and
It was clear during the hearing this
morning that both witnesses and commit-
tee members were concerned about the
increase in the frequency and duration
of harmful algal blooms in both fresh
and salt water. These increases can be
attributed to changes in water quality,
temperature, sunlight and the increase in
the amount of nutrients in the water. All
of these are challenges found in water in
and around Sanibel.
Mack pointed out that HABs don't
just affect marine life but the very quality
of life for residents and visitors and can
even cause death. He remembered grow-
ing up virtually "on the water" in Sanibel,
Captiva and Fort Myers Beach when red
tide disturbed life for maybe one week out
of a year now and then. "Not long ago,
we had 13 straight months of red tide.
Clearly something is happening, and I'm
not sure we can trust the research that's
out there," Mack continued.
Baird returned to the podium to con-
clude his remarks in dramatic fashion: "If
you're a hotel owner and you get notice
that a red tide is forming off your beach,
you can kiss your season goodbye."
The bill now heads to the Senate
where a similar bill is pending. PURRE
hopes passage in the House will improve
chances for Senate consideration.
THERIVER MARCH 19, 2010 15
Daltry has worked building a coalition that was instrumental in getting the Lee
County Commission to adopt a fertilizer ordinance that pertains to homeowners as
well as professional landscapers. She has been successful in getting similar ordinances
passed in Bonita Springs, Fort Myers Beach and Fort Myers and is working on getting
a fertilizer ordinance passed in Cape Coral.
She resides in North Fort Myers with husband Wayne Daltry, former Smart Growth
Director for Lee County.
The meeting will take place at The Community House, Periwinkle Way, starting at
7 p.m. with a short business meeting. There will be a nesting season update, followed
by the speaker. Admission is free to members; a $3 donation is requested of non-
Wiggins Pass Nature Festival
he Friends of
Park, Inc. and f DEL- NOR WIGCGI
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Park will hold Wiggins
Pass Nature Festival
on Saturday, March
20 from 10 a.m. to
3 p.m. The festival
focuses on educating
youth and adults about
Florida's natural areas
and native wildlife with (|
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games and activities.
The only fee for
vehicles will be a $5
donation to the Friends of Delnor-Wiggins Park at the park entrance.
Walkers and bike riders are $2.
Visit http://floridastateparks.org/delnor-wiggins/events.cfm for more information.
Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park is at 11135 Gulf Shore Drive in Naples.P
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Artist Creates Commemorative
Reading Festival Painting
Friends of the
with a colorful
honors the Lee
is a three-foot,
on canvas piece
rates a variety
of elements that
connect with the
will be used on
Reading Festival Commemorative festival painting created by local artist Scott
T-shirts for sale Guelcher
at the March 20
event and the original art will be given to the winner of a prize drawing conducted by
the Friends of the North Fort Myers Library. Just 200 tickets are being offered, each
for a $5 donation. Proceeds benefit the Reading Festival.
The painting will be on display and tickets available at the following locations:
6 to 9 p.m. March 19, An Evening with the Authors, Royal Palm Yacht Club,
2360 West First Street, Fort Myers
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 20, Southwest Florida Reading Festival, inside the main
entry to Harborside Event Center, 1375 Monroe Street, Fort Myers
6 to 8 p.m. March 20: Book Signing with Chris Claremont, Howl Gallery, 1514
Broadway, Fort Myers
The 11th annual Southwest Florida Reading Festival takes place 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, March 20 at Harborside Event Center and Centennial Park in the downtown
Fort Myers River District.
This year's author line-up includes Lisa Scottoline, Chris Claremont and R.L. Stine
as well as Sheramy Bundrick, Tim Dorsey, Sharon M. Draper, Jason Edwards, Lucia
M. Gonzalez, James Grippando, Margaret Peterson Haddix, Lee Bennett Hopkins,
Lisa Jackson, Robert Macomber, Johanna Moran, Gustavo Bolivar Moreno, Lauren
Myracle, Carla Neggers, James O'Neal, and F. Paul Wilson.
Call 239-337-READ (7323) during library operating hours for more details.4
On March 11 South Florida Water
Management District's Governing
Board cast a unanimous vote
to extend the agency's contract terms
with U.S. Sugar Corp. over the pending
acquisition of land that will be used to
save the Everglades.
The contract extension was required
to secure the acquisition of 73,000 acres
of much-needed land that will be the cor-
nerstone of a cost-effective water man-
agement initiative designed to sustain the
water supply of millions of people and
rescue the treasured Everglades ecosys-
tem from certain peril.
"The members of the governing board
demonstrated considerable leadership
today by committing to this vitally impor-
tant land acquisition within the Everglades
Agricultural Area. This is the best oppor-
tunity we will have in our lifetimes to
sustain our water supply and build the
foundation for all future Everglades res-
toration projects," said Kirk Fordham,
CEO, Everglades Foundation.
"This land acquisition will save taxpay-
ers money in the long term and provide
the South Florida Water Management
District an opportunity to prioritize
projects around a water treatment and
storage footprint that will provide the
maximum benefits to residents and the
The Everglades Foundation has
long advocated land acquisition in the
Everglades Agricultural Area as the most
cost-effective option available for Florida
to fulfill its commitment to Everglades
restoration. In addition, the foundation
expects the revised proposal for U.S.
Sugar Corp. land to provide the initial
acreage to launch promising water quality
projects and allows for the acquisition of
additional land for restoration purposes in
the near future.
The foundation's position is that the
health of the Everglades is not only vital
to the environment, but also to the econ-
omy and quality of life in South Florida.
The organization has assembled a team
of scientists, policy experts and commu-
nications professionals and works with
partners on several fronts to educate,
advocate and litigate -- when necessary
-- to advance Everglades restoration. In
addition, the foundation provides grants
to like-minded local, national and inter-
national organizations and collaborates
with other business, civic and environ-
mental groups to form coalitions and set
priorities to move restoration initiatives
Food And Wine
At Twilight Time
he fourth annual It's Twilight Time
event to benefit the Boys and Girls
Clubs of Lee County, will take
place on Sunday March 28 from 6 to 9
p.m. The event will once again be held
on First Street, between Hendry and
Lee, in the Fort Myers River District,
Downtown. As at last year's event, the
Sydney and Berne Davis Art Center will
be the sponsor/VIP venue.
The event is an extravaganza, cel-
ebrating great food and fine wines from
around the world-as well as specialty
cocktails, desserts, and chocolates from
Norman Love. For a donation of $100 a
couple, or $60 per person attendees can
sample as much food, and taste as many
wines as they would like. Beer, soft drinks
and water will also be available.
Approximately 30 of the area's finest
restaurants will be participating- many of
which have been supporting the event
since its inception four years ago. A num-
ber of new restaurants will also be sup-
porting the event for the first time.
In the general admission area Clint
Wiley's Non Other Band will entertain the
guests. Danny Morgan will provide the
sponsor area entertainment.
For sponsorship opportunities
or to purchase tickets visit www.
ItsTwilightTime.com or call Greg Brock at
To Spring Training
he Southwest Florida Attractions
Association (SWFAA) is attending
its annual Minnesota Twins Spring
Training baseball game on Wednesday,
March 24. The networking group will
meet at Hammond Stadium, 14100
Six Mile Cypress Parkway, Fort Myers
between 11:30 a.m. and 12:45 p.m.
for registration and refreshments in a
private hospitality suite before the 1:05
p.m. starting pitch. Reservations are
required by calling 415-7529.
The SWFAA welcomes new members
that promote the attractions industry in
Southwest Florida. Benefits of member-
ship include breakfast meetings at mem-
ber prices, free organization listings on
the Web site and in the annual SWFAA
handbook distributed to more than 400
locations throughout Southwest Florida,
and free participation in the SWFAA
annual trade show.
Non-member participation is also
welcome. The SFAA offers a unique pro-
fessional development opportunity with
monthly breakfast meetings to network
and to learn as well as outside marketing
through the Web site, trade shows, con-
cierge book at area hotels and the new
Great Getaways page on the SWFAA
For membership information, go to
Visit Estero Lagoon Preserve with
a Bird Patrol gide on Saturday,
March 27 at 8 a.m.
Expect to walk for two or three hours
and see shorebirds, wading birds, gulls,
terns, and possibly a peregrine falcon.
Wear beach shoes for possible wading
and bring binoculars, sun protection,
bottled water and your love of nature.
The walk is provided in cooperation
with Lee County Parks and Recreation.
There is no cost to attend the walk. For
more information call 542-6007.
Estero Lagoon Preserve is only one
of 15 Florida wildlife refuges designated
a Critical Wildlife Area because it is an
important over-wintering area for at least
68 species of shore and wading birds.
During spring and fall migrations, this is
one of the stopping points for the mil-
lions of shorebirds that make the journey.
The site is located in Fort Myers
Beach. Meet in the northwest corner of
Santini Plaza parking lot just south of the
Holiday Inn on Fort Myers Beach.4
he Jewish Federation of Lee &
Charlotte Counties is offering
nonsectarian scholarships. Up
to $1,000 will be awarded for the fall
The scholarships will be presented to
needy and worthy students of Lee and
Charlotte counties who require financial
assistance to increase their future earning
To be considered, applicants must pro-
vide the Scholarship Committee with fall
2009 transcripts and 2009 tax returns.
Those who did not file a return should
attach an explanation as to how living
expenses are met. Scholarships recipients
must supply proof of fall 2010 college
For an application or more
information, call 481-4449, email
NaomiRubin@jfedlcc.org, or visit www.
JewishFederationLCC.org. The applica-
tion deadline is April 26.4
Gallery Walk And
Talk At Alliance
Nationally recognized painter and
printmaker Carl E. Schwartz will
be conducting a gallery Walk
& Talk at the Alliance for the Arts on
March 25 at 10 a.m. Schwartz will
speak about the the artwork in the cur-
rent exhibit. The community is invited to
follow along with Schwartz as he gives a
soft critique of the artwork in the exhibit
Framing the Past Inspiring the Future
Through Music A Juried Competition.
Born in Detroit, Schwartz was edu-
cated at the Art Institute of Chicago and
the University of Chicago, where he
earned a BFA degree. His impressive
biography lists awards such as the Logan
Medal from the Art Institute of Chicago,
juried and initiation exhibitions led by
Art Across America, sponsored by Mead
Corporation, one- and two-person shows
at Illinois State Museum and the Art
Institute S&R Gallery in Chicago.
Schwartz's works are on display in
more than 25 colleges and universi-
ties throughout the county, including
Harvard, Ball State, Loyola, Michigan
State, Nevada, Minnesota, and Chicago.
Among major placements in permanent
collections throughout the United States,
such as The Smithsonian Institution and
Library of Congress in Washington DC
he has been published in Readers Digest,
Playboy Magazine and Who's Who in
After teaching figure drawing and
painting in Chicago at the North Shore
Art League for almost 30 years he moved
to Florida and returned to teaching at
Florida Gulf Coast University 10 years
Schwartz is a realist whose work
shows an influence of both abstract
expressionism and cubism. An interest
in the effects of light assumes a central
importance in his work as he states, "I
am a painter of light. I'm intrigued and
fascinated with form. To me, there are
two worlds... the one we live in... and
the one that I create. Painting is the dis-
cipline by which I constantly rediscover
both of these worlds."
RSVP to 939-2787. Learn more
about Schwartz at www.ceschwartz.com.
Stay after the event for a theatrical
performance of The Four Loves of FDR,
beginning at 2 p.m.
The Alliance for the Arts galleries are
open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday
through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 1
p.m. on Saturdays, located at 10091
McGregor Boulevard just south of
Colonial Boulevard. Visit www.ArtInLee.
org for more details.0
T ired of the same old toast, coffee,
and newspaper in the morning?
Why not bring your own break-
fast to Lovegrove Gallery & Gardens in
Matlacha and watch Leoma Lovegrove
create a painting before your eyes.
Lovegrove is offering a mini-series
of Painting Out Loud on Friday and
Saturday mornings for the month of
April, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Upbeat
music will get your day off to a bright
start in the waterside tropical gardens.
Lovegrove will chat about her life's
adventures and inspire you to add some
color to your own life. Seating is limited.
Reservations are suggested. Call 282-
To See Spring
J uror Karlyn Holman enjoyed judg-
ing the current show of the Fort
Myers Beach Art Association while
she was here teaching her workshop
in March. She called it a "great show...
expressing a broad range of abilities
and creative energies." It was difficult
for her to determine who would be
awarded the prizes because "there were
so many paintings that deserved recog-
nition." This show will be hanging until
March 25 when Neil Walling will critique
the paintings at 1 p.m. before mem-
bers remove them for the next show.
Winners were announced on March 7.
At the awards reception, the first
Maya Bryant Award for outdoor paint-
ers was given to long time Fort Myers
Beach resident and active member of the
art association, Lee Ackert for her work
Block, Circles & Letters, hung in the
outdoor painters exhibit. This award was
created in memory of Bryant who faith-
fully and beautifully painted outdoors each
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week with the group. The sale of Bryant's
paintings funded the award and her
donated paintings are raffled to help fund
the Fort Myers Beach Art Association
scholarship. Stop by the gallery to see the
current painting being raffled.
Winners of the Spring Juried Show
1st Lucy B. Campbell Award, No
Need to Shave, Janet Mach Dutton
2nd No More Mary Janes, Cheryl
3rd Peace with Strings Attached,
Florida Watercolor Society Award,
Going Bananas, Joan Stobart
Merit Awards: Lay Back Spinz, Joan
Grathwohl; Mi Casa, Sue Pink; Home
Sweet Home, Marge Williamson.
Honorable Mentions: Old Bonita,
Susan Armstrong; Peeking Through,
Karen K. Borden; Mother Turn Around,
Michele Barron Buelow.
The gallery is on Donora Street at the
blinking light off Estero Boulevard. It is
open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.
to 3 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 3 p.m.
For more information see the Web site,
www.fortmyersbeachart.com or call 463-
3909. Visitors and new members are
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Student Art Exhibition At FGCU
E S .a l
Works are on view through April 9
Florida Gulf Coast University Art Gallery pres-
ents the annual Juried Student Art Exhibition
with an opening reception honoring student
artists from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 1 at the
arts complex. The exhibition runs through April 9.
As emerging artists, students must be completely
committed to give their best effort in producing their
art. "Student competitions are the entry level of the
art world, and art students must begin now to meet
those demands of professionalism in order to advance
and be successful," said interim director of the art gal-
lery Anica Sturdivant.
"This annual presentation of selected student art
works is always a popular event. The competitive
exhibition gives FGCU students a chance to show off
their talent, have their work judged by professionals,
and in a few cases, take home some prizes."
The art gallery is located inside the arts complex
on FGCU's main campus. The university is located
off Ben Hill Griffin Parkway, east of 1-75 between
exits 123 and 128. Parking is available in Lot 7 for
gallery visitors, parking passes are available at the
parking kiosk located at the university's entrance.
Art League Of Bonita
Springs Affairs Of The Arts
Each year the Art League of Bonita Springs presents Affairs of the Arts. These
social events are hosted at various venues throughout Southwest Florida and
all benefit the art league. There will be 18 events total.
Affairs of the Arts No. 15 is Lunch! A capital Idea! on Wednesday, March 24
beginning at noon. Cost is $75 per person.
This luncheon will delight historians, travel buffs and gourmet appetites. Special
guest Diana Hollingsworth Gessler will present highlights from her most recent pub-
lication, Very Washington DC in which she is your tour guide through our nation's
capitol, neighborhood by neighborhood. Gessler's fame is wide-spread as author and
illustrator of several popular books including Very New Orleans, Very California and
Very Charleston. Her vibrant watercolor sketches and paintings are featured in several
Southwest Florida art galleries.
For reservations call 495-8989 or go to www.artcenterbonita.org.
Live At the Promenade! will feature an evening of jazz music, and a discussion with
the audience about jazz and its structures on Wednesday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m. The
quintet includes Rebecca Richardson, jazz vocalist and Dan Heck, guitar/bassist, joined
by some of Naples' finest jazz musicians. Cost is $30 for members, $35 non-mem-
bers. The event will be held at the Promenade at Bonita Bay, 26811 S Bay Drive,
Bonita Springs. For reservations call 495-8989 or go to www.artcenterbonita.org.
Art League Studios at the Promenade at Bonita Bay and Art Walk will be on
Thursday, March. 25 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. This is free
and open to the public.
View artists as they create. Artists Studios at the Promenade in conjunction with Art
in Public Places allows art league member artists painters, sculptors, photographers
and glass artists to regularly display their work in various storefront locations at the
center of the Promenade at Bonita Bay. Artists Studios are open Tuesdays, Thursdays
and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day and feature demonstrations in each of
the studio spaces. New exhibitions, and artists occupy the studios every 30 to 60 days.
The last Thursday of each month kicks off a new group of artists and exhibitions in an
evening Studio Walk from 4 to 7 p.m., accompanied by musical entertainment.
Live at the Promenade!... Let's Dance is on Wednesday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m.
at Promenade at Bonita Bay.Cost is $30 for members, $35 non-members, $40 at the
door. The Naples Piano Quartet returns with the music of Chaconne, Tango, Czardas,
folk dance and more as they take you on a journey of dance music from Spain, Italy,
Romania, China and America.4
One of the student works on
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rtFest Fort Myers' Art Supply
Grant Program assists elementary
school art teachers who need sup-
plies for their classrooms.
On behalf of the Matlacha Hookers'
volunteer work over ArtFest weekend,
ArrtFest awarded Pine Island Elementary
School an Art Supply Grant of $1,200.
This money will help to fund art proj-
ects during the second half of the school
year. The Matlacha Hookers, with the
support of many artists in their ranks, will
be facilitating those projects. Students
will be working in mosaic, beginning by
creating personalized clay pots. With the
basic skills in place, they will move on to
mosaic a number of cement tables and
benches located on the school campus.
A second art project involves creating
fanciful paper masks, embellished with
overlays of glitter and feathers.
ArtFest Fort Myers is the annual
juried fine art festival that takes place
on Edwards Drive the first weekend of
February. This event brings 200 profes-
sional artists to downtown Fort Myers
from across the county, holds the largest
high school art competition and exhibit in
Lee County, and provides free interactive
art experiences for children of all ages.
For more information, log onto www.
wo local charities will benefit
from the Sunday, March 28 Paul
Todd & Friends benefit concert
being held at the Barbara B. Mann
Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers.
Proceeds from the concert will be donat-
ed to the Harry Chapin Food Bank and
The Children's Hospital of Southwest
The concert, which begins at 7 p.m.
will have Lois Thome, co-anchor of
WINK News, as emcee. General admis-
sion tickets are available for $20, $50,
and $100 and may be purchased online
at www.bbmannpah.com or by calling
The concert will feature a wide range
of musical styles from jazz, big band and
American standards to gospel and clas-
sical music. Performers include Steffanie
Pearce (founder of Opera Naples), Pastor
Dan Betzer, Amy VanWyk, Paul Todd,
Jr., and the Naples Jazz Orchestra. All
performers are donating their time and
talents for the concert, which is being
presented by Sargento and Paul Todd
A VIP reception and artist meet and
greet for event sponsors will precede the
concert at 5:30 p.m. in the hall's library.
Individuals or businesses interested in
becoming sponsors may contact Joe
Manhart at 502-802-5532.0
Gulfshore Playhouse Finishes
The Season With A Rich Classic
Gulfshore Playhouse will follow up the smash hit Beau Jest and close out a
triumphant season with the rich classic A Doll's House. The Victorian-era
drama by Henrik Ibsen, with translation by Frank McGuinness, plays March
26 through April 11.
In A Doll's House, Nora is a happy housewife, devoted to her husband, playful
with her children, fun and frivolous with those around her. She doesn't have a worry
in the world. Or does she? When her husband got sick, Nora was forced to take mat-
ters into her own hands and got the money necessary to take the journey to save his
life however she needed to. What kind of politics are involved for a woman in a man's
world? And what price does she have to pay for the man she loves?
In a first for the Southwest Florida
area, the Fort Myers Symphonic
Mastersingers will present Great
Moments in Opera which will feature
the most beloved opera choruses and
arias from familiar operas.
There will be two performances -
Saturday, April 10, at 7 p.m. at Moorings
Presbyterian Church in Naples and
Sunday, April 11 at 4 pm at Riverside
Church in Fort Myers. Opera lovers from
all over the area will have the chance to
hear many of their favorite selections all
in one concert.
The popularity of opera in recent
years has soared with the simulcast
broadcasts of the Metropolitan Opera and
the increase in local opera companies.
"We believe anyone who loves opera
in particular and good music in general
will enjoy these performances," said Jim
George, president of the Mastersingers.
"Nothing like this has ever been done
in this area. Operas such as The Flying
Dutchman, Don Giovanni, the Magic
Flute and Carmen are among the many
operas familiar to most people and music
from them is instantly recognizable.
Opera is an art form populated by the
celebrated names of composers such as
Verdi, Bizet, Wagner, Mozart and Puccini
among others. Many people unfamiliar
with opera may know the music but
might not know who wrote it or which
opera it comes from."
The excitement of Habenera from
Carmen, La Dona e Mobile from
Rigoletto and The Drinking Song from
La Traviata to name a few of the selec-
tions will offer audiences a sampling of
their favorite operas.
Jeff Faux, artistic director of the
Mastersingers, will conduct the orchestra
and chorus. "By doing the performances
concert-style we can offer a broad array
of opera selections," Faux said. "In
addition, we'll be doing all selections in
the language in which it was written so
the audience will hear Italian, German,
French and Russian. We even included
some selections from Gilbert and Sullivan
which, of course will be in English."
Soloists for the two performances will
be soprano Beth Wininger, mezzo sopra-
no Kathy Moffett, tenor Robert Beane
and baritone Ron Bowman
The 70-voice Mastersingers, in its
ninth season, is comprised of experienced
singers from all over Southwest Florida.
Its performance of Brahms Requiem last
season was characterized by the Naples
Daily News as one of the four most
memorable performances in Southwest
Florida and a performance with the
Naples Philharmonic in October was
met with a standing ovation and critical
Tickets for the concerts are $20. Call
770-8447 for information or go to www.
mastersingersfm.com for online ticket
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With themes that we can still relate to today, such as the compromises we make to
keep ourselves in a happy marriage, and the lies we tell ourselves, this is a play for the
ages. Known as "the door slam heard around the world," the play features one of the
most famous climaxes in all of 19th-century drama.
The role of Torvald, Nora's stringent husband, will be played by Larry Bull.
Bull most recently appeared in Tom Stoppard's trilogy, The Coast of Utopia at
Broadway's Lincoln Center Theatre.
Washington DC-based actress Beth Hylton, will portray Nora. Naples audiences
will recall Hylton from her performance in Gulfshore Playhouse's production of
Yazmina Reza's Life x 3.
Gulfshore Playhouse patrons will be happy to welcome back Steve Brady, who
played Orgon in the Playhouse's wildly popular production of Tartuffe, in the role of
The cast will also feature performers Steven Cole Hughes, Brandy Zarle and Carole
Producing Artistic Director Kristen Coury will direct the production. Authentic peri-
od costume and scenic designs will be created for the production by Cheryl McCarron
and Robert F. Wolin respectively.
Gulfshore Playhouse performs at the Norris Center, 755 8th Avenue South in
Downtown Naples. Single tickets are on sale now. Tickets start at $30 and are avail-
able by calling 1-866-811-4111 or on the Website www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org.4
20 THERIVER MARCH 19, 2010
Night For Life Celebrates A Life
by Di Saggau
T he third annual Night for Life was
presented Monday evening, March
15 at the Broadway Palm Dinner
Theatre. Sponsored by Organ Transplant
Recipients of Southwest Florida, the
evening included a celebration of life
for Jerry Dinnan, who received a heart
transplant in 1999. Jerry died July 30, o
2009. Many of his family members were
there to remember his life well lived.
Mike Terry called Jerry a great man who
always had a smile on his face, someone
who always cared about others rather
Betsy Edwards of LifeLink of Southwest
Florida and George Kearns with Organ
Transplant Recipients of Southwest Florida,
gave moving tributes to their friend talking
about everything he accomplished during
his lifetime. Hailey and Emma See
A silent auction and a live
auction raised funds to benefit
transplant recipients. Items
ranged from an NFL signed
football by Terell Owens, to a.
signed book, Waterbirds by the
late Ted Cross, and an original
play bill from the Odd Couple .. .
signed by Neil Simon. Auctioner "
Max McAninch, a heart trans- .: y
plant recipient, led the audience ;
as they placed their bids.
Entertainment included BJ
Odom and Joey Evans Comedy
and Magician Show, and Barry :
Newman's Memories of Gold
Ed Polito, Ginny and Gene Hinspeter
Dave and Rose Gansel, Mike Casalino, Amy and Louis Caccioppoli, and Patty
Caccioppoli, Dottie and Joe Rizzuto, Maria Caccioppoli
Gladis Mendoza, Mike and Sharon Terry, Nelda Gutierrez
The Dinnan family: Joe Dinnan, Beth Birkholz, Allison Deloney, John, Debbie, John,
Peyton, Gary, Maxine, Norma and Jerry Dinnan
Laurie Madigan, Sherry and Dick Crawford, Ed Fischer
Anthony and Marilyn Catapano, Ray and June Scelfo
Julio and JoAnn Cordero
Craig Bamberg and Jeanne Rohland
THERIVER MARCH 19, 2010 21
A Literary Comedy
At Theatre Conspiracy
by Di Saggau
T theatre Conspiracy has done shows that abridge
Shakespeare and The Bible. Now they're doing it with
L all the great writers and the result is a laugh a minute.
All The Great Books (abridged) is a comedy by Reed Martin
and Austin Tichenor. The show is done using the audience as
-C students preparing for graduation, taking a make-up course for
those who didn't pass their literature course.
The Coach (Jesse St. Louis) bounds on stage in all too tight
shorts and informs the students (audience) that they better pay
attention because graduation is in one hour, 45 minutes. Next
comes the professor (Christopher Brent), who is also the drama
teacher, and then racing down the side of the aisles comes Matt (Jordan Wilson) who
is late because he has been reading Lord of the Rings. He exclaims, "Can you believe
they wrote a book based on the movie?"
St. Louis is tall and as physically fit as a man can be. Wilson is of average height
and build and a master of facial expressions and body language. Brent is 115 pounds
soaking wet, and seems to float from one part of the stage to the other. The contrast
between the three is a riot and they know exactly how to play off one another. They
start out with Dickens and throw in a few soap operas and TV shows to liven things
Parts of Don Quixote are recited in Spanish by St. Louis and Brent and translated
by Wilson. Homer's Illiad is hardly recognizable with all the characters that flit through
the scene. War and Peace becomes involved with Superman and a few other heroes,
along with audience participation.
The second act is non-stop action with a myriad of characters invading the great
books. I don't know how these three actors can move so fast.
For example, Wilson comes on stage as Count Dracula, and seconds later comes
back on as the Wolfman. I'd love to see how the props are arranged off-stage. Timing
is crucial in this comedy and these three gentleman are experts in that department.
The energy they show on stage almost wears out the audience.
I must admit the play is silly but in these capable hands silly works.
our e-mail address is Press@RiverWeekly.com
was howling with
laughter. I didn't
know what to
expect before the
show began, but
the end result is
a very satisfying
evening that left
me talking about
it the next day
and in a positive
All The Great
is directed by
and it plays
20 at Theatre
Conspiracy in the
Myers. Call 936-
3239 to reserve
and Jesse St. Louis
as the "Trojan
22 THE RIVER MARCH 19, 2010
Another Mauer, Jake, Not Joe,
Takes Over As Manager Of The
Fort Myers Miracle Baseball Team
by Ed Frank
In the world of professional baseball, the name Mauer means
batting titles, gold gloves and most valuable player.
That Mauer, of course, is the Minnesota Twins prized catch-
er, Joe Mauer, who many believe is the most talented and excit-
ing player in the game today a player who soon will become
the highest paid catcher in the history of baseball.
But today we're going to tell you about another Mauer who
). ^ soon will be riding busses on long treks with young players earn-
ing a few hundred dollars a month as members of the Fort Myers
Class A Miracle baseball team.
Jake Mauer, 32, is six years older than his famous brother, but
in his own right is fast becoming an important part of the Minnesota Twins baseball
organization. This season he will take over the managerial helm of the Miracle after
two successful years as manager of the rookie-level Gulf Coast Twins where he com-
piled an impressive 69-42 record.
Poised, articulate and obviously baseball smart, he jumped from a rookie league
manager's job to high Class A, bypassing low Class A which would have been the next
logical stop as manager.
As Minor League youngsters gathered for spring training this week at the sprawling
Lee County Sports Complex, we talked with Mauer about his new responsibilities as
Miracle manager. He replaces Jeff Smith who moved up to manage Double A New
Britain, Connecticut, after taking the Miracle to post-season play both years by win-
ning division titles in the tough Florida State League.
Mauer is no stranger to the FSL or the Miracle as he played here in both 2003 and
2005 during his five-year Minor League career with the Twins.
"I'm excited about the opportunity. It's a big challenge. My job is to make these
players better. And once the roster is set, I will have most of them with me for the
Just as Minor Leaguers strive to some day make it to the big leagues, Jake Mauer
left little doubt that he has the same ambition as a coach or manager. He spoke of the
Twins new stadium, Target Field, which opens next month -- a sparkling outdoor sta-
dium where someday he hopes to wear a Twins uniform.
FGCU Women's Golfers Help Out
Asked what it's like to obviously be
somewhat in the shadow of his famous
younger brother who not only makes
millions on the baseball field, but graces ._
the covers of magazine, endorses prod- -
ucts and is hounded for autographs,r .
interviews and TV appearances.
"There's no jealousy. "We're close.
I'm proud of Joe," he said.
In fact, once the school year is
completed, his wife Rachel, a school
teacher in he Minneapolis area, and ,
their 14-month-old daughter Lauren will
live with brother Joe in his Fort Myers
When Jake Mauer's Minor League
playing days ended due to injury, there
was a coaching opportunity at the rook- i ns
ie level Gulf Coast Twins, thus begin-
ning a new career teaching very young
players the nuances of professional
baseball. Obviously, the Twins' organiza-
tion quickly recognized his instructional
abilities by promoting him to manager. Jake Mauer, new Fort Myers Miracle manager
The life of a Minor League manager
is far different from the life of a Major League player, coach or manager. There are no
charter flights between cities, no fancy hotels or lavish meals. It's often late-night bus
rides and midnight snacks.
Smiling, Jake said, "Florida State League travel isn't too bad. The furthest is
Daytona, about eight hours away.
In the off-season, Jake joins a third Mauer brother, Bill, who also played in the
Twins Minor League system for three years, who now owns a Chevrolet dealership in
the Minneapolis area. I'm sort of the assistant to the owner," he said.
The long-running success of the Minnesota Twins has been the result of the devel-
opment of Minor League players nearly all of whom played here at one time for the
Miracle. Jake Mauer's challenge is to continue that success.
Everblades Win Two of Three on Road Against First-Place South
Winning two of three low-scoring games on the road last weekend against first-
place South Carolina, the Florida Everblades narrowed the gap to nine points between
the two teams in the ECHL South Division.
The Everblades return home to Germain Arena this weekend with the opportunity
to climb even closer to their arch rival when they host the Stingrays at 7:30 p.m.
tonight, Friday, and again Saturday. They began the week with a 34-21-9 season
Florida lost the first game of the three-game series last week 3-1, but then captured
identical 2-1 victories Saturday and Sunday. This weekend's two games are the final
two in the regular season between Florida and South Carolina.
SPRING TRAINING HOME SCHEDULES
The FGCU women's golf team members volunteering at the Soup Kitchen
The Florida Gulf Coast University Women's Golf Team spent February 12 vol-
unteering at Community Cooperative Ministries Inc.'s (CCMI) Soup Kitchen
and Montessori Preschool. They helped prepare meals for over 200 of the
area's hungry and homeless residents for the day and helped the Montessori stu-
dents with projects and learning.
The Soup Kitchen serves a noontime meal six days a week to men, women, and
children. In addition, CCMI prepares and delivers nutritious packaged meals and bever-
ages for the homebound hungry, offers a food pantry and mobile food pantries that
provide emergency groceries to families in need, serves two nutritious meals a day for
the children in their Montessori Preschool and oversees a backpack program for local
schoolchildren who would otherwise receive little to no food on weekends.
CCMI serves Fort Myers and the greater Lee County area, including Bonita
Springs, Cape Coral and Lehigh Acres.
Minnesota Twins Hammond Stadii
Thursday March 18 Pittsbur(
Sunday March 21 Tampa I
Tuesday March 23 Boston
Wednesday March 24 Florida
Boston Red Sox City of Palms Pai
Saturday March 20 Baltimoi
Sunday March 21 Houstor
Monday March 22 Tampa I
Thursday March 25 Florida
Friday March 26 Toronto
At The Ball Field
A re you planning to see the
Minnesota Twins in a home game
this year? If so, you can also help
feed the hungry. As part of the WINK-
News Feeds Families continuing promo-
tion, all those attending a Twins game
are encouraged to bring non-perishable
food to be donated to the Harry Chapin
Food Bank of Southwest Florida. A
collection point will be provided at the
entrance to the stadium.
There is an increased need for food
this year. More families than usual are
hungry as a result of this winter's freeze
and damage to local crops. Food banks
who are feeding the farm workers, who
no longer have regular employment, rely
on the Harry Chapin Food Bank for their
food and supplies.G
Sun Splash Family Waterpark has
officially opened its gates for the
2010 season. The Cape Coral
water park is home to more than 14
acres of attractions for visitors of all
ages including the Main Stream River
Tube Ride, Electric Slide, Power Surge,
Cape Fear, a tot spot for small children
and three heart-pounding speed slides,
the Thunder Bump, Terror Tube and
Sun Splash will be open Saturdays
and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
until March 28. It will be open every day
of the week from April 1 through 11 for
Lee County Public Schools' spring break,
then three days a week (Friday through
Sunday) until schools dismiss for summer
break in mid-June. The 2010 season will
run through September 26.
Early Bird season passes are still avail-
able through April 11 with prices ranging
from $49 to $59 for Cape Coral resi-
dents and $69 to $79 for non-residents,
a savings of up to 29 percent off regular
season pass prices. After April 11, sea-
son pass prices will go up to $69 to $79
for Cape Coral residents and $89 to $99
Season pass benefits include a 15
percent discount at the Calypso Cafe and
on gift shop merchandise, a 15 percent
discount on same day guest tickets, a 10
percent discount on learn to swim class-
es, and $3 off the regular daily parking
fee. This year, season pass holders can
avoid daily parking fees by purchasing
L indy Smith, professional Nordic
walking instructor will be offering
more workshops at the North Fort
Myers Community Park.
With a pair of walking poles in your
hands a basic stroll becomes a surpris-
ingly easy, full-body workout. There are
many benefits of Nordic walking such as
upper body strength, burns more calo-
ries than an average walk without poles,
reduces stress to your knees and lower
back and also improves your posture.
Just 30 minutes a day Nordic walking
will improve your health benefits greatly.
As with any sport or activity it is best
to learn from a trained professional the
proper way to perform an activity prior
to making it a part of your daily routine.
Lee County Parks & Recreation will be
offering four Nordic Walking Workshops
instructed by Smith at the North Fort
Myers Community Park, behind the
North Fort Myers Library at 2021 North
Tamiami Trail. Cost is $23, poles pro-
Saturday, March 27, 10 to 11:30
Sunday, April 18, 1:30 to 3 p.m.,
Sunday, May 2, 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Saturday, May 8, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Contact Libby Olive at Lolive@lee-
gov.com or 652-6002 for more infor-
an unlimited season parking sticker for
$19.95 plus tax.
For detailed pricing information
and hours of operation, visit www.
passes may be purchased by visiting the
Sun Splash office, located at 400 Santa
Barbara Boulevard or at Cape Coral City
Hall, 1015 Cultural Park Boulevard. For
office hours, call 574-0558.4
To advertise in The River
Weekly Call 415-7732
At Terry Park
College baseball players from
around the nation are competing
this month at Terry Park, which
just underwent a $2.2 million, five-year
Improvements include a new entryway
and plaza area with enhanced landscap-
ing, concession building, restroom build-
ing, covered seating areas, press box
and batting cages. Other improvements
include new drainage on the stadium field
and throughout the facility, bus parking
THERIVER MARCH 19,2010 23
for larger tournaments, paved and grass
patron parking, and a multi-purpose field,
which can also be used for overflow park-
Terry Park hosted more than 150
days of tournament play in 2009 brought
in by the Lee County Sports Authority
department. These tournaments had an
economic impact of more than $30 mil-
lion. The park is located at 3410 Palm
Beach Boulevard in Fort Myers, just east
It currently is hosting the Gene Cusic
Collegiate Classic, which runs through
Saturday, March 20. Unlike spring train-
ing games, there is no admission fee
for watching ball at the Cusic. Find the
schedule at www.LeeParks.org on the
highlighted link "College Spring Training
continued on page 30
24 THE RIVER MARCH 19, 2010
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Night & Auction
Canterbury School will hold an
Aloha Night & Auction at the
Hyatt Regency Coconut Point
Resort & Spa from 7 p.m. until mid-
night on Saturday, March 27.
It will feature live and silent auctions,
a buffet dinner, fire dancers and a live
band. Proceeds will benefit Canterbury
School's financial aid program. Last year,
the school gave more than $1.2 million
in financial aid to about 20 percent of the
Would you like to treat five of your
friends to dinner on a private 82-foot
yacht? Does a seven-night stay in a
Breckenridge townhome or a one-week
stay in a Park City, Utah, home sound
good to you? There is the New York
Mets vacation package for those who
love baseball (airfare for two, game tick-
ets, two nights in a New York City hotel
and a Mets team goody bag). A Rose
Bowl package and a personal behind-the-
scenes tour of the NBC-2 Evening News
Live with Anchor Kellie Burns complete
the live auction items.
Silent auction items include vacation
get-aways, clothing and accessories, art
and photography, jewelry, children's
items, school and household items, wine
and dine, health and beauty, entertain-
ment and sports packages.
Tickets are $125 and may be pur-
chased at www.canterburyfortmyers.org/
aloha. For more information, call the
school at 481-4323.5
Live And Online
parents, students, public, private
and charter school administra-
tors and guidance counselors are
invited to an informative session detail-
ing enrollment, curriculum and changes
affecting part-time and full-time virtual
education for Lee County students.
The session will be held at Lee County
Public Education Center, 2855 Colonial
Boulevard, Fort Myers (and via Webcast
from (http://lvip.leeschools.net) from
6:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 13.
This is an opportunity for new and
exiting students and their parents who
are interested in virtual education as an
option. Presentations for both kindergar-
ten through 5th, and 6th through 12th
curriculums will be given. There will be
online course demonstrations, curriculum
samples, and presentations from virtual
instructors. There will be time for ques-
tions and answers from both live and vir-
tual attendees. Virtual attendance requires
advance registration. For more informa-
tion call 461-8240.4
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Tutors Needed In Final Call For
Fort Myers Kids Scholarships
Volunteer tutors to teach adults to
read, write, speak and understand
English are needed in Fort Myers,
according to Literacy Volunteers of Lee
Adults (age 18 and over) who are will-
ing to commit a minimum of one hour
tutoring time per week are encouraged
to attend upcoming ESL tutor training in
The training session runs from 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 20 at
LVLC's Fort Myers office located at 7275
Concourse Drive #300.
The training is free; $30 is requested
to cover the cost of the materials.
About 20 percent of LVLC students
are native English speakers who want to
learn to read and require basic reading
and writing tutoring; the remainder are
speakers of other languages and require
ESL (English as a second language) tutor-
ing. The inability to read or speak English
impacts the entire community and econo-
my in such areas as safety, efficiency, and
It's not necessary to speak the stu-
dent's language to teach them English. All
the students are adults over the age of 18
and are matched with a tutor living in the
same area of Lee County. All matches
meet in public places.
LVLC is an affiliate of ProLiteracy
America, a member of the Florida
Literacy Coalition and a United Way part-
ner agency. LVLC provides case manage-
ment for all matches. To learn more or to
register for the training, contact LVLC at
415-3621 or Ivlcread@earthlink.net.
Live And Online
Parents, students, public, private
and charter school administra-
tors and guidance counselors are
invited to an informative session detail-
ing enrollment, curriculum and changes
affecting part-time and full-time virtual
education for Lee County students.
The session will be held at Lee County
Public Education Center, 2855 Colonial
Boulevard, Fort Myers (and via Webcast
from (http://lvip.leeschools.net) from
6:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 13.
This is an opportunity for new and
exiting parents and students who are
interested in virtual education as an
option. Presentations for both kindergar-
ten through 5th, and 6th through 12th
curriculums will be given. There will be
online course demonstrations, curriculum
samples, and presentations from virtual
instructors. There will be time for ques-
tions and answers from both live and vir-
tual attendees. Virtual attendance requires
advance registration. For more informa-
tion call 461-8240.
T here's still time to nominate young
volunteers for the Kohl's Kids Who
Care Scholarship Program. Kids
ages six to 18 whose stand-up efforts
have made a positive impact in their
communities can win prizes ranging
from Kohl's gift cards to college scholar-
ships. This year, Kohl's is increasing its
10 national winner scholarship prizes
from $5,000 to $10,000 and will donate
$1,000 to a nonprofit on behalf of each
Anyone age 21 or older can nominate
a young volunteer at www.kohlskids.
com through March 15. Scholarships
are given to kids making a difference in
their communities. Past winners have
been recognized for a variety of activities
including collecting school supplies for
children in need, helping to clothe the
homeless, raising money and awareness
for kids with life-threatening illnesses, and
donating eyeglasses to those who cannot
Kohl's will reward more than 2,100
kids nationwide on the store, regional and
national levels for their good deeds with
more than $410,000 in scholarships and
prizes. Youth volunteers are honored in
two age categories: six to 12 and 13 to
Two nominees from each of Kohl's
1,058 stores nationwide will win a $50
Kohl's gift card.
More than 190 kids will win regional
scholarships worth $1,000 toward post-
Ten national winners will be recog-
nized with $10,000 scholarships toward
their post-secondary education. Kohl's
will also contribute $1,000 to a nonprofit
organization on behalf of each national
This year marks the 10th anniversary
of the Kohl's Kids Who Care Scholarship
Program, which is part of Kohl's Cares
for Kids, Kohl's philanthropic program
focused on improving the lives of chil-
dren. Kohl's Cares for Kids benefits
children's health and education initia-
tives nationwide through its merchandise
program, featuring books and plush,
fundraising gift cards and the A-Team
associate volunteer program. For more
information or a list of past Kohl's Kids
Who Care winners, visit www.kohlskids.
Our E-Mail address is
Christopher Dunham, Jacob Woodard, Eugene Ellis, Jr. and Nelson Montero
Students Earn EPA Certifications
On March 2, students in the Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration
Technology Program at Lee County High Tech Central participated in the
EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Refrigerant Usage Certification
Exam in accordance with Section 608 of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990.
This certification is a requirement for employment in the service sector of the heat-
ing, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration industry and certifies levels of knowl-
edge in refrigerant recovery methods, refrigerant leak detection, system dehydration,
refrigerant safety, and refrigerant cylinder handling. Students must pass a core section
and at least one other sub-section to achieve certification. Sub-sections are broken
down into the following categories: Type I, small appliances; Type II, high pressure
equipment; and Type III low pressure equipment.
Students successfully obtaining certification include Brad Sanders, Universal
Certification; Eugene Ellis Jr., Christopher Dunham, Jeremy Pape and Nelson
Montero, Type I Certification; Christoval Rubalcaba and Jacob Woodard, Type I and
Type III Certification, and Branden Hofstad, Type II and Type III certifica-tion.0
For BIG ARTS
BIG ARTS is now accepting
applications for The Robert
Rauschenberg Scholarship, The
Patricia Thurber Scholarship Trust,
and BIG ARTS BIG SECRET Artworks
Scholarship. The deadline is Monday,
Students who have professional goals
to pursue visual arts, music, dance, the-
ater, or film are invited to apply for one
of the awards. Funds may be used for an
educational institution's tuition, books, art
supplies, or equipment. The committee
will consider funding for, but not limited
to, tuition associated with any arts-related
degree or advance workshops. In order to
be eligible, applicants must meet one of
the following criteria:
High school senior
Student currently enrolled in accred-
ited undergraduate or graduate programs
Individual who has received their
Bachelor's degree and who has worked
for a period of time and is returning to
school for an advanced degree
They also must meet one of the fol-
Current resident of Sanibel or
Captiva for at least two years
Currently employed on Sanibel or
Captiva (or have a parent employed) for
at least two years
Current member of BIG ARTS for
two years (one year for students)
Current resident of Lee County
Applications are available Monday
through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at
BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel,
online at www.BIGARTS.org, or e-mail
info@ BIG ARTS.org. For further infor-
mation call 395-0900.1
Fair March 27
She 2010 World Language Fair will
be held at Riverdale High School,
2600 Buckingham Road in Fort
Myers, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday,
The event is a group project of the
World Languages resource and lead
teachers, coaches and the Lee County
Foreign Language Association (comprised
of foreign language teachers across the
district). The fair provides an opportunity
to showcase the skills and accomplish-
ments of world language, American
sign language and ELL students in the
languages they are studying within sev-
eral categories of competition, such as
projects, media and technology, declama-
tions, skits, entertainment and the ever
popular Quiz Bowl, which is a cultural
game similar to TV's Jeopardy.
26 THE RIVER MARCH 19, 2010
Students from Lee County High
Tech Center Central competed
in the Region 6 SkillsUSA
Championships on February 25 and
26 at Sarasota Technical Institute. High
Tech Central students won a total of 30
medals. Winners and runners-up are eli-
gible to compete in the state champion-
ships in Bradenton April 19 through 21.
SkillsUSA is a national career and
technical student organization serving
a quarter million high school and post-
secondary students who are enrolled in
technical, skilled, and service occupations
schools throughout the country.
The championships are designed to
evaluate a student's ability in his/her
chosen field of study and to take pride
in their work. It also gives prospective
employers an opportunity to see dedi-
cated, motivated potential employees at
For more information about the pro-
grams offered visit www.hightechcentral.
org or call 334-4544.
Region 6 Medal Winners
Power Equipment Technology
1st Place post-secondary Mark Lee
1st Place secondary Cody Barnard
2nd Place secondary Ryan Ferrell
1st Place post-secondary Jarrett
2nd Place post-secondary Jonathan
3rd Place post-secondary Victor
1st Place secondary Amanda
2nd Place secondary Joshua Harris
A Year After Market
Low, How Should
by Jennifer Basey
Set's been about a
year since stock
i' prices hit their
t alow point during
the long bear mar-
ket. Since then,
of course, we've
seen a big rally,
but some of the
decisions you made
when the market was at its lowest point
may still be affecting your portfolio's
performance and prospects.
So now that we've reached the one-
year anniversary of the market bottom,
it's a good time to see where you are
today and how you can prepare for
In looking back at the market depths
of a year ago, it's important to note
that we didn't get there overnight. In
fact, stock indices had fallen about 50
percent since hitting their all-time high
in October 2007, which means that
High Tech SkillsUSA regional winners
1st Place post-secondary Jesse
2nd Place post-secondary Carlos
3rd Place post-secondary Hector
1st Place secondary Wanson
2nd Place post-secondary Travis
3rd Place post-secondary Hernan
Job Skill Demonstration "A"
1st Place post-secondary Lauren
investors had gone through a 16-month
downturn. Consequently, it's not surpris-
ing that many people, tired of seeing
gloomy investment statements month
after month, decided to "play it safe" for
a while by putting large sums into fixed-
rate vehicles such as certificates of deposit
(CDs). And a lot of those CDs had one-
year maturities, which means they're now
coming up for renewal.
When you bought your CDs a year
ago, you probably did so for their abil-
ity to preserve your principal, but in the
process, you made some trade-offs. First,
you accepted a relatively meager income
stream, because short-term interest rates,
like those paid on your CDs, were low.
And second, you relinquished the growth
potential you might have gotten from
other investments, such as stocks. So
now that we're a year removed from the
bottom of a bear market, can you use the
money from your maturing CDs to help
you make progress toward your financial
Actually, now that you may have these
maturing CDs coming due, it's a very
good time to review your overall invest-
ment strategy, possibly with the help
of a professional financial advisor. Take
a close look at your portfolio. Is it well
suited for your individual risk tolerance,
time horizon and long-term objectives, or
2nd Place post-secondary Christine
Veilleux; model, Meagan Fargo
3rd Place post-secondary Alexandria
Agonis; model, Tara Ruiz
Job Interview Cosmetology
3rd Place post-secondary Heather
Preschool Teacher Assistant
3rd Place post-secondary Martika
1st Place secondary Courtney Maley
2nd Place secondary Ashley Sanford
3rd Place secondary Amanda Plotts
2nd Place post-secondary Kristen
3rd Place post-secondary Jaimie
Cosmetology Customer Service
do you need to make some changes? Is
it too aggressive for your needs, or too
conservative? Is it properly diversified
among investments suitable for your par-
ticular situation. ? While diversification, by
itself, cannot guarantee profits or protect
against loss, it can help reduce the effects
of volatility and give you more chances
for success. Keep in mind that while CDs
are FDIC insured, other investments carry
certain risks that you should understand
Of course, if you have investments
held in a brokerage account, it's likely
not your only portfolio you may well be
investing through your 401(k) or other
employer-sponsored retirement plan. If
so, keep in mind that you probably don't
want your investments to duplicate those
inside your 401(k) account. Instead, look
at your entire investment picture "holisti-
cally" and seek to diversify through all
Once you've reviewed your portfolio
and identified any possible gaps, you can
then consider where the money from
your maturing CDs can be used most
You probably won't see any festivities
marking the one-year anniversary of the
market low. But you can celebrate in your
own way by embracing available invest-
2nd Place post-secondary Elene
1st Place post-secondary Will Jewell
1st Place secondary Joe Johnson
Web Design Team
3rd Place post-secondary Curtiss
Burgoyne and Gabriel Quintana-Crespo
Web Design Computer
2nd Place post-secondary Justin
For more information about the pro-
grams offered visit www.hightechcentral.
org or call 334-4544.0
Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor
in Fort Myers. She can be reached at
lorida Gulf Coast University invites
prospective students to attend the
Graduate Studies Spring Expo
Open House to learn about post-bacca-
laureate study opportunities at FGCU.
The open house will run from 5 p.m. to
7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 31 in the
Student Union ballroom.
Throughout the evening, faculty, staff
and students will discuss FGCU's 32 grad-
uate degree programs in business, coun-
seling, criminal forensic studies, criminal
justice, education, English, history, envi-
ronmental science, health professions,
public administration and social work.
Representatives are available from
FGCU's testing center, financial aid and
scholarship office and campus recreation.
The Office of Graduate Studies provides
Prospective students are encouraged
to RSVP to the Graduate Studies Spring
Expo by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or
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Fort Myers, Florida 33919
(1.5 miles north of former office location)
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R CU is hosting a half-day work-
shop entitled Putting Time on
Your Side from the Florida Institute
of Government's Professional Writing
Series. This course teaches participants
time management skills. Libbey Anderson
is instructor for the course.
The workshop will be held Tuesday,
March 30, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
in the FGCU Atrium Executive Center,
8695 College Parkway, Suite 1181 in
How to set boundaries to your time
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Ways you can invest your time for
maximum ROI (return on investment)
When you must stop the time spend-
The Cost is $79. Contact Joanne
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AMC Entertainment (AMC) and
the Autism Society have teamed
up to bring families affected by
autism and other disabilities a special
opportunity to enjoy their favorite films
in a safe and accepting environment on
a monthly basis. Sensory Friendly Films
premiered across the country in August
2008, and will continue this month with
a showing of Diary of a Wimpy Kid on
Saturday, March 20 at 10 a.m. Tickets
are $5 and can be purchased the day of
Autism is a complex neurodevelop-
mental disability that affects a person's
ability to communicate and interact with
others. It often comes with sensory chal-
lenges, such as hypersensitivity to light
or sound, and children or adults affected
by autism may not understand the social
boundaries of movie theater etiquette,
such as not talking during the film or sit-
ting still through most of the show.
In order to provide a more accept-
ing and comfortable setting for children
with autism or other special needs, AMC
movie auditoriums will have their lights
brought up and the sound turned down,
families will be able to bring in their own
gluten-free, casein-free snacks, and no
previews or advertisements will be shown
before the movie. Additionally, audience
members are welcome to get up and
dance, walk, shout or sing in other
words, AMC's "Silence is Golden" policy
will not be enforced unless the safety of
the audience is questioned.
The movie will be shown at AMC
Merchants Crossing 16, 15201 N.
Cleveland Avenue, Suite 800 in North
A list and map of participating theaters
is available at www.autism-society.org/
sensoryfilms. This nationwide event has
93 participating theaters in 47 markets.w
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| (www.FightBlindness.org) will
1 host its Southwest Florida 5K
VisionWalk in Fort Myers on Saturday,
April 17 at Lakes Regional Park.
Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the
walk will start at 10.
* The event will raise money for the
research that will lead to cures for retinal
degenerative diseases, including retinitis
pigmentosa, macular degeneration, Usher
syndrome, Stargardt disease, and numer-
ous others. These diseases affect more
than 10 million Americans of all races
and ethnic groups, young and old.
"It's heartbreaking to see children and
adults alike suffer from diseases that are
causing blindness," said Jim Farrell, chief
meteorologist for CBS WINK News and
honorary walk chair. "The Foundation
Fighting Blindness is funding key research
- around the world that is leading to very
promising treatments and cures for retinal
degenerative diseases. VisionWalk is an
important event that will move us one
step closer to a cure."
S More than 200 members of the com-
munity are expected to participate in this
__ year's walk. Special thanks to presenting
sponsor Walmart Vision Center for their
S , Bring your entire family to join in
the fun and excitement canine family
.. members are welcome as well. There will
be various activities for children, includ-
S- ing a bounce house; plenty of snacks
and refreshments; and a creative T-shirt
To participate in the VisionWalk, or
to learn more about supporting local
or national VisionWalk events or the
Foundation Fighting Blindness, visit www.
VisionWalk.org or call Keytia Ortiz,
Events manager at 866-782-7330.4
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Gives TVs To
B ill Smith Appliances and
Electronics has donated 19 Digital
Toshiba 27" stereo televisions to
the Island Coast AIDS Network (ICAN)
for the use of their clients throughout
Southwest Florida. All the televisions
are capable of receiving digital signals
without the need for a converter box or
expensive cable connection.
In addition to the television sets Bill
Smith also donated digital antennas
capable of receiving all local broadcast
"Many of our clients have little or no
ability to afford many things that most
of us take for granted," said Carolyn
Moore ICAN executive director. "Every
week ICAN provides food, clothing and
assistance to families that are affected by
HIV/AIDS but it is a rare treat to be able
to present a deserving family something
like a brand new television," she added.
"These televisions are in great shape
and have only been used as floor mod-
els," said Bill Smith Executive Vice
President Chris Riching. "But with TV
technology consistently improving, we
decided that we should donate these
models to a worthy organization that
would place them in appropriate homes,"
For more information about ICAN,
visit www.icanswfl.org or call 337-
he Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimer's
Resource Center is offering a
safety program for Alzheimer's
caregivers in Lee County. Each Safety
Program packet includes an emergency
plan kit and an identification bracelet for
the memory-impaired person.
The center works closely with local
law enforcement and emergency work-
ers throughout Lee County to help train
them on how the safety program can
assist them when they respond to an
emergency involving the caregiver of an
individual with memory loss.
The center's office is located at 10051
McGregor Boulevard, Suite 101 in Fort
Myers. For more information call 437-
30 THE RIVER MARCH 19, 2010
Pets Of The Week
Hi, my name is Tanya and I'm a
one-year-old female Lab mix.
I'm certainly not Irish, but I'm
looking for a little luck of the Irish. Until
recently things haven't gone so well
for me in this world. I was wandering
around a neighborhood when an officer
found me. I was picked up and brought
to the shelter, and I was so scared. He
thinks I was abandoned, but that doesn't
depress me because I know I could have
a bright future with you. I'm a young
dog that's friendly, loves to play, and
best of all, I'm smart. I know almost all
the basic commands, and I can learn
anything you would like to teach me.
Oh, and I'm really cute, so I've got that
Song for me too. My adoption fee is
30 and I just know it will be money
well spent. Come and meet me as soon
as you can. I'm so excited to meet you!
Hi, my name is Princess. I am a
three-year-old female brown tiger kitty.
Everyone from the veterinarian to the
volunteers here at the shelter are enam-
ored with my loving personality. I love
to snuggle and be petted. I would be a
great companion and fit right in to most
any family since I get along with every-
body! No worries, I won't scratch your
furniture, shred your drapes, or eat your
carpet. I'm a well mannered little lady. My
adoption fee is $30 that's with a sav-
ings of $20 off the regular adoption fee
of $50 during March's Find Your Lucky
Charm adoption special.
Animal Lovers To
Leave Pets Home
Although some pets are like children, their
body temperature increases dramatically
while in a car with its windows rolled up
PETA's Too Hot for Spot public ser-
vice announcement, starring this
adorable animated pup, reminds
people about the danger of leaving their
dogs in hot cars even for just a few
minutes and urges everyone to leave
their canine companions safe at home
on warm days.
Tanya ID# 464077
Hot weather is often deadly for chil-
dren and animals, who are unable to
protect themselves when exposed to
rising temperatures. This important mes-
sage comes on the heels of news that an
18-month-old Fort Myers girl died after
being left alone in a car when the tem-
perature outside was only 71 degrees.
When left in a hot vehicle, a child's
body temperature can increase three
to five times faster than an adult's, and
because dogs can't perspire and can only
cool themselves by panting, they can
succumb to heatstroke in just 15 minutes
and suffer brain damage or death as a
result. PETA receives alarming reports
about dogs who succumb to heatstroke
within minutes when owners are delayed
in shopping malls and fail to realize how
little time it takes for a car's interior to
heat up. On a 78-degree day, the tem-
perature inside a car can climb to 97
degrees in just 10 minutes. For more
information, visit HelpingAnimals.com.
hotzie & Company Hair Design
will hold its third annual Cause
4 Paws Cut-A-Thon on Sunday,
March 21 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.,
1319 Cape Coral Parkway. Employees
will donate their time for the services
provided with all proceeds benefiting the
Grey Muzzle Organization, dedicated
to helping homeless senior dogs. All
donations of pet food will benefit the
Princess ID# 461464
Lee County Domestic Animal Services'
Community Pet Pantry providing food
and assistance for pet owners experienc-
ing financial hardship.
A shampoo and haircut for a $20
donation and a manicure for a $10 dona-
tion are just a sample of the services
offered at the Cut-A-Thon. Also available
will be facials, chair massages, silent auc-
tion, raffle, food and drink, plus live music
by a classic rock band. For more informa-
tion call 549-5011.4
From page 23
"Terry Park plays a vital role in sup-
porting these college tournament events,
as well as two high school baseball
seasons, two men's adult baseball sea-
sons, and many local tournaments,"
said Pablo Adorno, Lee County Parks &
Recreation's athletics senior supervisor.
The facility has four lighted fields with
spectator seating that includes a covered
grandstand on the main field. The sta-
dium also is known as the Park T. Pigott
Memorial Stadium, named for the family
that donated the land in the 1920s.
The historic Terry Park was once
home to Major League Baseball spring
training, hosting the Philadelphia
Athletics, Cleveland Indians, Pittsburgh
Pirates and Kansas City Royals. It saw
baseball greats such as Babe Ruth, Ty
Cobb, Roberto Clemente, Jimmy Foxx,
Bob Feller, Tris Speaker and George
Brett to name a few.
Are you feeling lucky? You can find
more than a pot of gold at Lee County
Domestic Animal Services this March. In
fact, you could find your next best friend,
unconditional love, or a companion for
life. All month long adopters will receive
$20 off the regular adoption fee for all
pets plus a complimentary green T-shirt.
The reduced adoption fee will still include
the complete package of services.
For information about this week's
pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log
on to Animal Services' Web site at www.
LeeLostPets.com. When calling, please
refer to the animal's ID number. The Web
site updates every hour so you will be
able to see if these or any other pets are
The shelter is open for adoptions
from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday
through Saturday at 5600 Banner Drive,
Fort Myers, next to the Lee County
Sheriff's Office, off Six Mile Cypress
All adoptions include spay/neuter sur-
gery, 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 guaran-
tee, and a bag of Science Diet pet food.
The adoption package is valued at
The Gene Cusic Collegiate Classic is
in its 20th year at the park, with many
teams such as St. Lawrence University
and University of Scranton competing
in every year since its inception. "The
Gene Cusic is a fiercely competitive
college baseball tournament featuring
many great rivalries such as U.S. Coast
Guard Academy vs. the U.S. Merchant
Marines," said Ryan Gordon, Lee County
Parks & Recreation's athletics coordina-
For more information, visit www.
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Lifestyle Exhibit At
before it's too late. All too soon the
opportunity will be lost forever."
Dusenbery photographed people
on their front porches, in fishing boats,
inside their barns and other locations
while listening to their stories.
"People tell their stories and explain
how things used to be," Dusenbery said.
"It was the 'good old days." Many people
may have forgotten the history along the
banks of meandering rivers and streams,
but not rural folks who know every
inlet and the secrets hidden in palmetto
The exhibit will be featured at the
Immokalee Pioneer Museum at Roberts
Ranch located 44 miles north of Naples
through March 31. For more informa-
tion, call 239-658-2466.
The museum's five-acre plot includes
a native plant garden, orchid house,
two early Naples cottages, a logging
locomotive, swamp buggies and a WWII
Sherman tank. The main facility is open
Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to
5 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission is free and the site is handi-
capped accessible. For more information,
Siblings Vera Miles and Floyd Prevatte
on their front porch near Seville, Florida,
remember knowing people involved in the
moonshine industry and when the school
bus was actually pulled by a horse
Commercial fisherman Billy Ruth and his
son Jody fish on Lake Crescent for blue
photos by Eric Dusenbery, 2008
Away from the tourists and crowds
and tucked away in forgotten
rural landscapes are Floridians
hanging on to vanishing lifestyles and
livelihoods. They continue in ways
of life that are disappearing. At the
Crossroads, a new exhibit at Immokalee
Pioneer Museum at Roberts Ranch,
combines photographs and selected oral
histories to help the public learn more
about the people, stories and events that
make up rural communities in Florida.
The black and white photographs
depict people who still enjoy a simpler
way of life. These images offer a frame-
by-frame glimpse into the lives of those
who weave the past into the fabric of the
"Without the stories and documentary
photography, the personal perspectives
on historical events may be lost," said
Eric Dusenbery, photographer of At the
Crossroads and executive director of
Cinderic Documentaries, Inc., a nonprofit
organization with a mission to preserve
history and traditional culture of vanishing
places and lifestyles. "It's vital we docu-
ment and record the history of these rural
areas, and the importance of the subjects
and their relationship to the community
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TREE & LAWN CARE
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For the top nutritional,
weight loss & skin care products got to:
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211 is a free three-digit phone number people can call for
information and referral on health & social services.
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You can always reach the 211 service by dialing
(239) 433-3900 in Lee and
(863) 675-8383 in Hendry and Glades Counties.
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From page 7
Interest in Holocaust awareness
has spread College-wide. Additional
Holocaust Memorial activities will take
place on each of the Edison State
College campuses. The Southwest Florida
Holocaust Museum box car will be on
the Collier campus March 15-19 and will
be on the Hendry-Glades Campus for its
activities March 29 to April 1.
Charlotte campus events will take
place March 24 and March 29 to April 1.
Other than the play Good, which has
an admission charge, all events are free
and open to the public.
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We Are Affordable and We Barter
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LET'S GO FISHING'
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LICENSED & INSURED
For more information and program
schedules, visit the Edison State College
Web site at www.edison.edu/holocaust or
call Professor JoAnn Lewin at 489-9429
or Professor Rona Axelrod at (239) 489-
Share your community
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Fax: 41 5-7702
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LAWN AND GARDEN MAINTENANCE
ISLAND HOME SERVICE
licensed Lawn and Garden Maintenance
reliable weekly service
Island owned and operated
Call Edwin for free estimates and references
Tel. (239) 472 5247
www. Islandhomeservice.com Sanibel Veget. Comp. # 9-10435
Light Tackle Sport Fishing
Tarpon Snook Redfish & More
C: (239) 340-8651
www. captmattmitchell. corn
ANA HAMILTON SERVICES
Residential & Commercial
Serving the Lee Island Coast
for over 18 years
Lic # S10-14929
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DECORATIVE FAUX PAINTING
"Since 1986 Ron is still on the job
satisfying his Sanibel and Captiva customers."
Visit our gallery of pictures at
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We are currently seeking applicants
for several volunteer positions,
Cage Cleaner, Gopher Tortoise Grazer, Patient
Driver, Emergency Response Transporter, &
Gift Shop/ Education Center Volunteers. Other
positions are available throughout the year. Call for
a full listing. If you're interested in hard work and
would like to become a volunteer call Marguerite
Jordan at 472-3644 ext 5.
A tme-senste training is involved in all of our patient-care. We do
ask our volunteers to make a serce commitment of 3 consecutive
months per year with a minimum of 3-5 hours per week
SR 9/5 N TFN
BEACH HOUSE SWIMWEAR on Captiva
now hiring PT sales. 10-15 hrs per week.
Seasonal ok. Energetic and interested
in learning how to sell swimwear?
Call Peggy 239-395-5383 or apply online
SR 3/5 B TFN
SIERVICI- OF I-F- E- R
Sanibel-Captiva Care and Companion Service,
LLC Medical appointments, general transportation,
shopping, light meal preparations, and light
cleaning. Our services are customized to meet
our clients needs. Call 239-395-3591, or
for an emergency call 239-472-0556.
SR 10/3 BTFN
Computer repair, setup, file recovery & troubleshoot-
ing for home or office. 15 year Island resident.
Guaranteed work & low rates. Call Justin at
677-0226 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
SR 1/11V TFN
MURALIST/ARTIST FRANK RAO
Unique Faux/Old World Designs for home/
office. Free hand themed Murals Finshes-
woods/marbel/brick/stone for walls/
www. muralsbyfrank.com or 239-634-5410
RS 2/26 V 4/2
NEED COMPUTER HELP?
Sanibel Resident. 20 Years pc
Experience. Pc Troubleshooting, Data
Backup & Restoration, Networks, Virus
Detection & Removal. Free Initial
Consultation. Call Fred 472-3873
RS 3/12V 4/2
Interior Windows Carpet Cleaning
SR 11/13 N TFN
(Carpentry, maintenance toilets, faucets, ceiling fans, sliding doors, etc)
768-0569 or Cell 464-6460
B & B CONDO PROS
Property Management & Care.
Home Watch Pool Service
SR 9/11 BTFN
On Island Free Estimates.
Over 15 Years Experience.
Offering Professional Upholstery Services,
Custom Art and Hand Painted Furniture.
Lacy@LacyMcClary.com or 918-740-4972
SR 10/23V TFN
PERSONAL HOME CARE
Assist with transportation, meals,cleaning,
home/car maintenance. Excellent organiza-
tional skills. Island Resident.
Call Lisa 239-472-8875
RS 10/23 B TFN
HELLE'S CLEANING SERVICES
Residential Cleaning to Satisfaction
Sanibel & Captiva *239-565-0471
Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047
SR 11/13 BTFN
Join other "news junkies" every Monday,
10 a.m. to noon, Phillips Gallery, BIG
ARTS, to discuss current events. Donation
$3. Refreshments during break. Tell your
friends. For more information call 395-0900.
SR 4/28 N TFN
MISC. F-OR SALE
JVC I'Art 32" TV
Silver case, good looking, good working
order, w/remote and manual. $150
472-6837 (leave msg)
SR 11/20 NTFN
SONY TRINITRON TV
36" in 7' cabinet, extra speakers
VHS & DISC Players
SR 2/5 N TFN
2 brand new table lamps -
crystal with white shade $50
Gray office chair $15
RS 2/5 N TFN
Campbell Hausfeld 20 gal. air compressor and
attachments, Craftsman 12" table saw, Stihl
weed whacker, Craftsman impact hammer,
Craftsman auto scroller saw, finishing nailer, roll
around tool box, sockets, various electric drills
and saws, many hand tools. 395-2375.
RS 3/12 A 3/19
1985 14' outboard with trailer &
1990 9.9hp Suzuki motor with less than
20 hours. Take away for $600. Boat and
trailer are servicable but need work.
Call Tom on Sanibel 472-4882.
SR 3/12 V 3/19
SCHWINN AIRDYNE UPRIGHT EXERCISE Bike.
Heart Rate Monitor, Time, Distance, Calories. $200.
SR 1/8 N TFN
A IO) F)R SAl F
MERCEDES CONVERTIBLE SLK 99, low miles,
white, excellent condition, $11,500. Sanibel 239-395-
RS 3/19V 3/19
BOAT DOCK WAN ITED
BOAT DOCK & LIFT WANTED
Retired Sanibel residents looking to
rent dockage w/boat lift on east end
of Sanibel, seasonal or year round.
Close proximity to Lindgren Blvd. pre-
ferred. All locations considered.
SR 3/19A 3/26
BOATS CANOES KAYAKS
Hourly, Daily, Weekly
Captiva Island 472-5800
SR 1/30 B TFN
BOAT STORAGE FOR RENT
10x12x30 GROUND LEVEL Dry Dock
at Sanibel Harbor Yacht Club
(Next to Sanibel Bridges)
Unlimited In/Out Privileges 7 days/week
Complete Boat Wash/Engine flush after each use
Total use of club facilities (no dues)
(Restaurant, Marina Supplies & Boat Shop
& Certified Mechanics & Repair Shop); showers,
Fuel at Wholesale (gas & Diesel) Slip #157
Call Chad 239-222-4848
Call Phil 239-395-0407
ISLAND ESTATE SALES
Unique Silver, Jewelry, Art, Coins, Wicker,
More. Pick-Up & Donations can benefit lo-
cal charities. Lee County residents get 25%
off most items w/ad! Cash item only! 2431
RS 2/5 V TFN
ESTATE SALE EVERYTHING GOES, appliances,
even hand painted lavatories. Sat, Mar 20 from 9am-
3pm. 1178 Harbour Cottage Ct, Sanibel
RS 3/19 M 3/19
GARAGF/YARD SAL F
LARGE YARD SALE
926 Lindgren, Sanibel.
Sat. March 20, 8 a.m.
Furniture, jewelry, nick-knacks,
dishes and lots of misc.
R 3/19 M 3/19
Saturday and Sunday, March 20 & 21,
9 a.m. 4p.m. Household items and
furniture, garage items, ladders and
miscellaneous. 2412 Palm Ridge Road,
SR 3/19 M 3/19
Saturday, March 20
9 a.m. to 12 noon
590 Piedmont Road, Sanibel
Lamps, pictures, tools,
decorative pottery, and misc.
SR 3/19 M 3/19
While you are away by
retired architect, Sanibel resident.
SR 9/30 DTFN
Misc. household items,
something for everyone.
Saturday, March 20 8 am 5 p.m.
1340 Middle Gulf Drive, Sanibel.
SR 3/19 V 3/19
Retired Police Captain
Lives on Sanibel
SR 3/5 B TFN
FOR ONLY $12 PER WEEK -YOUR CLASSIFIED CAN BE SEEN
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MOVING SALE SAT. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bikes, furniture,
antiques, pool equipment, & more. 1389 Albatross Dr.,
SR 3/19 P 3/19
RUMMAGE SALE. SANIBEL COMMUNITY
CHURCH. Sat., March 20, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Furni-
ture, clothing, bicycles, baked goods, much misc.
SR 3/19 P 3/19
MOVING SALE. 4573 BOWEN BAYOU, Sanibel.
Tons of books, decorative items, some clothes, kitch-
enware, lots of things. Sat, March 20, 9 a.m.
RS 3/19V 3/19
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SR 2/12 B 3/26
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SR A/6 N TFN
CONDO FOR SALE
Two bed/two bath unfurnished ground
floor condo, close to Sanibel and
Fort Myers Beach, $95,000.
SR 10/9 N TFN
REAL ESTATE FOR SALE
OPEN HOUSE DATES
820 E. Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island
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Friday, March 19
Saturday, March 20 11 am 3 pm
Thursday, March 25
Sunday, March 29
RS 3/19 M 3/26
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S 1/29 B TFN
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SR 12/11 BTFN
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Sanibel Island, FL
SR 2/12 BTFN
Single wide unit number 30
in Adult Periwinkle Park on Sanibel
Island. One bedroom one bath with
central air. Located on quiet street with
great view overlooking the pond.
Has a large finished lanai including
washer and dryer. All in great condition.
Willing to pay monthly lease fees
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Reduced price 84,900.
For more information
SR 1/29 M TFN
HOME FOR SALE
Live inexpensively on Sanibel.
Charming, unique unit in Periwinkle Park.
SR 3/12 N TFN
CAPTIVA PLANTATION BEACH CLUB at SSIR.
Lovely fully equipped 2BR 2BA units (3) available on
the beach 5/21 to 5/28. Call 901-604-6224.
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4A573 CASIED CASIED 4A573
2 BR 2 BA 1st floor corner unit on canal. Free boat
dock. Fishing, lanai, pool, steps to beach. Interior
& furnishings new Jan 2006. Weekly/monthly/sea-
sonal. Call owner 419-566-8670.
ANNUAL OR SEASONAL RENTAL
Sanibel 2BR/2BA Furnished, Central A/C,
Wet Bar, Vaulted Ceilings, Direct TV, Internet,
Pool, Screened Lanai, Garage. Call 954-605-
3325 or 800-618-3325 for details.
SR 7/17 M TFN
COTTAGE W/DOCK ON
WEST-END SUNSET BAY!
Cute 2BR/2BA on Coconut Dr., direct
gulf access. Enclosed garage, laundry room,
furnished. Email for pics & terms.
$1,750 p/m for 12 mo lease,
varies for shorter periods. Avail now!
or call 800-526-7339 & leave message.
RS 3/12 M 4/2
GULF HARBOUR- 2BR/2BA
Lovely furnished condo on golf course
w/lake views. Carport, storage, pool, cable,
large TV. Flexible lease term, available
in April, no pets, reasonable rent.
RS 3/19 V 3/19
Call @ 415-7732
Fax @ 415-7702
Send an email:
log on to the Web site
Lots of ways to get it done!
TURN KEY OFFICE SPACE
Central location -1630 Periwinkle Way Furnished
office including a Reception area and kitchen facil-
ity. Recently designer decorated. Suite B-1072.6
sq.ft. @$15 per sq.ft. Plus CAM.
Call 239-985-0033 or 940-7823.
SR 11/21 BTFN
Architecturally designed real estate office
on Periwinkle with 7-12 private offices
depending on configuration. Freshly
painted, new floor covering, reasonably
priced. Call 239-940-7823 for showing
SR 12/14 BTFN
OFFICE SPACES FOR LEASE
Iona Schoolhouse Professional Center
Great Location at McGregor Blvd & Kelly Road.
685 sq feet & 1350 sq feet units available. Will
negotiate year lease! Call Lisa at 239-472-2792
RS 1/4 BTFN
800 Sq. ft. Doc Ford's Center. New large white
tiles on floor. New bathroom. Raised ceiling
and new windows. Motivated owner- some
FREE RENT. Call Nancy 239-246-4075.
SR 8/7 B TFN
RETAIL SPACE FOR RENT
Retail space available on Periwinkle Way.
Frontage 2,100 sq. ft.
RS 8/14 BTFN
OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE
Convenient location on Periwinkle Way, Island
Tower Plaza, Sanibel. 1st Floor availability with
700 sq. ft. of space. Leasehold improvements
negotiable. Call Joe at 516-972-2883 or toll free
at 800-592-0009. Fax is 212-371-2290
SR 10/12 BTFN
RETAIL OR OFFICE SPACE
East End of Sanibel
Call 239-472-0121 or 239-410-2553
SR 12/11 PTFN
PRIME COMMERCIAL/OFFICE SPACE
For sublease on Periwinkle Way, Sanibel.
Excellent exposure and convenient location,
flexible square footage available to suit your
needs. Call 239-472-2183 for more information.
SR 12/3 B TFN
PRIME PERIWINKLE FRONTAGE! 1,000 sq ft
perfect for retail, office, other. Hardwood floors -
beautiful! Ample parking, no cam fees!
RS 7/31 A TFN
EAST END COTTAGE
Steps from the beach. 1 bdrm/1 1/2 bath,
AC/heat, full kitchen, laundry.
$3,500/mo + tax Jan-Mar,
neg.off-season. Call for availability.
SR 1/9 B TFN
SANIBEL ARMS 2/2
First floor condo, completely redone -
November 2005. TVs/DVDs, internet, pool/
clubhouse. Just a few steps to beach.
Call owners: 401-253-2511
SR 1/26 M TFN
Rent absolutely gorgeous 3BR/3BA remod-
eled duplex in Dunes with sweeping golf
course views and granite, marble, tile, pav-
ers, 3rd floor office, 1763 sq.ft. $4,000 for
March, $3,000 for April. Call Jean Johnson
at 703-548-0545. Time frame negotiable.
SR 3/7 V TFN
NEAR BEACH PRIVATE HOME
3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH
bedroom, 2bath Home with heated pool,
in quiet Sanibel neighborhood. Seasonal
and monthly rentals. 239-472-0692 or
SR 12/25 P 10/1
East End. 1/2 Duplex.
Walk to beach near Causeway.
2-1 completely remodeled.
Deck, new kitchen, bath and tile.
RS 3/12V TFN
Lovely 3BD/2BA ground level pool home
on Dunes golf course now available
April, May or June. Pet friendly.
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SR 2/12 V 3/19
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Popular west end where Sanibel/Captiva
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full kitchens, 3 docks, direct access, heated
pools, pet friendly, beach across street.
Best spot on island. 239-848-0906
RS 3/12 M TFN
FOR RENT Two-bedroom cottage on Sanibel.
Furnished. Ground-level. On quiet street near
Gulf beach. Available April-December. Livingroom,
dinette, full kitchen, 2 bedrooms, bath, screened/
glassed-in lanai. Carport. w/d. $850 per month, all
utilities furnished except elec. HS int. available. Call
owner (239) 395-0036 or (859) 749-7574.
Also available one-bedroom furnished apt. All
utilities furnished. $750 per month. Call owner as
SR 3/19 P 3/26
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RS 10/9 BTFN
LOVELY SANIBEL CANAL HOME
Watershadows, direct gulf access, new
dock, 3-bd/2-bath, walk to Bay.
Available May 1. $2,195/month.
firstname.lastname@example.org or 603-356-5646
RS 2/5 V 3/19
Two bed/ two bath unfurnished ground
floor condo off Kelly Road. Close to Sanibel
and Fort Myers Beach. Annual lease
$875/mo. Six month lease also avail.
Pets under 25 Ibs. OK. Call 851-3506.
SR 1/29 N TFN
LEASE OR LEASE/
PURCHASE ON SANIBEL
Three bedroom, two bath piling home
with a convenient east end location.
Very low utility costs, two car enclosed
garage, bright and airy with vaulted
ceilings, unfurnished and immediate
occupancy. Asking $1,850
plus utilities for an annual lease.
Lease purchase terms are negotiable.
Call Charles Sobczak, Realtor
with VIP Realty, at 239-850-0710.
SR 2/12 BTFN
SANIBEL EAST END HOME
Heated pool, Gulf access
Grd. level 2BR/2BA
SR 3/12 ATFN
SANIBEL BLIND PASS
Two bedroom, 2.5 bath townhouse
on Sanibel, newly refurbished kitchen,
inlcudes pool and amenities. Utilities extra.
No pets. $1,300/mo. Call 908-852-7215.
SR 3/19 V 3/26
SO. FORT MYERS CONDO
Lovely, 2BR, 2BA, almost all brand new
appliances & carpeting, etc. Heated pool,
carport, mature single w/references.
RS 3/19V 3/19
SANIBEL 2BR/2BA, w/large office, LR/DR, UF
ground level home in quiet neighborhood w/ large
one car garage. Renovated, corian counters and ter-
razzo floors, large back yard deck. Pets welcome.
Available May. $1,450 plus utilities. 239-472-2464
SR 12/25 BTFN
CUSTOM HOME, PRIVATE, river view, guest loft with
sun porch, pool, tennis, beach. No smoking or pets.
Available monthly beginning April. 405-210-2341 or
SR 1/8 MTFN
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38 THERIVER MARCH 19, 2010
Port Authority Gives
The Lee County Port Authority recognized
16 individuals with a Phoenix Award at the
Airports Special Management Committee
meeting on February 23. The award is recognized
nationally and given to rescuers in acknowledge-
ment of their efforts in saving the life of an indi-
vidual in full cardiac or respiratory arrest.
The first award was given for response to a car-
diac arrest inside the terminal at Southwest Florida
International Airport on July 4, 2009. A team
administered life-saving treatment that resulted
in the patient being stabilized and transported to
a local hospital. The patient recovered and was
Those recognized were: Scott Campbell, JetBlue
Airways; Joseph Oginski, airport bystander; John
Heald, Airport Police Department officer; Shaun
Pegler, APD officer; Joshua Rimes, Aircraft Rescue
and Fire Fighting captain; Karl Detscher, ARFF
technician; Henry Garcia, ARFF technician; Jeff
Thrower, ARFF engineer; Jose Gonzales, ARFF
The second award given was for an incident that
occurred on July 7, 2009 in the air cargo build-
ing at Southwest Florida International Airport. An
ARFF team responded to an unconscious patient.
As treatment was being administered, the patient
suddenly stopped breathing and went into respira-
tory arrest. The team administered cardiopulmo-
nary resuscitation that enabled the patient to be
transported to a local hospital where he was even-
Recognized were: Brian Swartout, ARFF
captain; Patrick Brennan, ARFF technician;
Tony Graham, ARFF technician; John Schmitt,
ARFF technician; Ted Pickering, ARFF techni-
cian; Matthew Magoon, ARFF technician; Arthur
Smithwick, ARFF engineer.0
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Lee County Sheriff's Office ...........................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
Ft. 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 O ffice........................................... 1-800-275-8777
Visitor & Convention Bureau........................338-3500
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
B IG A RTS .................................. ................ 395-0900
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre.................... 278-4422
Cultural Park Theatre....................................772-5862
Florida Repertory Theatre at the Arcade...........332-4488
Florida W est Arts......................................... 948-4427
Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers..........472-0168
Gulf Coast Sym phony..................................489-1800
Harmony Chorus, Charles Sutter, Pres..............481-8059
The Schoolhouse Theater............................472-6862
S.W. Florida Symphony..............................418-0996
Theatre Conspiracy................... .................936-3239
Young Artists Awards.................................574-9321
CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS
Animal Refuge Center..................................731-3535
American Business Women Association............463-1221
Audubon of SWFL......................................339-8046
Audubon Society....................... .................472-3156
Caloosahatchee Folk Society......................677-9509
duPont Company Retirees ........................... 454-1083
Edison Porcelain Artists................................ 415-2484
The Horticulture and Tea Society..................472-8334
Lee County Genealogical Society................549-9625
NA RFE(Natonal Active & Retired Federal Employees)..... ................. 482-6713
Navy Seabees Veterans of America............731-1901
Paradise Iowa Club of SWFL.......................667-1354
Southwest Florida Fencing Academy............939-1338
Southwest Florida Music Association...........561-2118
Fort Myers Beach.....................765-4254 or 454-8090
Fort Myers Edison.............. ...................694-1056
Fort Myers South....................... ................ 691-1405
Gateway to the Islands..............................415-3100
lona-M cG regor.......................... ................. 482-0869
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
Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum...................395-2233
Burrough's Hom e ..........................................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
S katium .................................. ....................... 32 1-75 10
Southwest Florida Museum of History... ......321-7430
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From page 1
Jazz Band Takes
Stage For Gora
the Urgent Care Center building in Cape
"There is not a day that goes by that I
don't miss Bruce," said Dr. Hobbs, "When
I walk into our Cape Coral center I think
about him, when I'm playing in the band
I think about him and the music becomes
Mention the words "soul, rhythm and
blues" in the same sentence and this com-
munity knows who you mean. The Juice
has been performing in the area for over
10 years. Band members include Richard
lanuzzi, the founder and drummer; Joe
Connors, guitarist and lead vocalist; Lynn
Richardson, vocalist; Michael Baer, key-
board; Doug Simonson, trumpet; Ernie
Cantu, vocalist and saxophone; and Larry
With a show that has been described as
Sealed Fresh, 100 Percent Natural Blues
and Soul, The Juice radiates energy with
its mix of unique talent. The band has
opened for national acts and is an active
participant in local festivals and events in
Bring your chairs, blankets, small cool-
Tickets are now available at the Alliance
for the Arts located on the corner of
Colonial and McGregor. General admission
is $15, Alliance members $12 and children
under the age of 12 enter for $10. For
tickets call 939-2787 or visit
From page 1
The New Kid
Tickets are $12 and admission includes
the performance, a boxed lunch provided by
Jason's Deli and an interactive workshop with
the cast. Tickets are available through Florida
Rep's box office at 332-4488.
The New Kid is designed for audiences in
grades K through 5, but has something for kids
of all ages. It is a unique, inventive, lightheart-
edly playful and wildly funny. It is a play about
a boy named Nick who just moved to America
from a different country. It's his first day of
school and all he wants to do is fit in with the
other kids, but Nick doesn't speak their lan-
guage or know any of their customs.
The audience sees through Nick's eyes just
how frustrating and tough it can be when you
are the new kid.
The Lunchbox Theatre Series also features
And Then They Came for Me: Remembering
the World of Anne Frank, a drama that com-
bines interview footage with live theater to take
audiences into the life of Anne Frank and two
Holocaust survivors whose lives she changed
forever. It is designed for students in grades 5
through 12 and is sponsored by Florida Rep's
Alliance for Holocaust Studies. It plays at the
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center at 11 a.m.
on April 3 and April 17.
Tthe Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is
located on First Street between Jackson and
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