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VOL. 9, No. 20 From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort Myers MAY21, 2010
Ellis Island Medal
Of Honor Goes To
T he National Ethnic Coalition of
Organizations Foundation has
named Samira K. Beckwith,
president and CEO of Hope HealthCare
Services, as a recipient of the 2010
Ellis Island Medal of Honor. The medal
is presented to distinguished Americans
who "represent the very essence of the
American way of life, having greatly
contributed to our national identity while
preserving the distinct values and heri-
tage of their ancestors," according to
As a young child, Samira Kanaan
immigrated with her family to the United
States from Lebanon. From her profes-
sional beginnings as a social worker, she
has become a prominent leader in health
care on local, state and national levels.
continued on page 16
Samira K. Beckwith
Professional Actress To Lead Alliance
Musical Theatre Summer CamQ
Campers in all sessions will put on a complete musical production
Now Enrolling Campers For
Florida Rep's Summer Sessions
enrollment is now open for Camp Florida Rep 2010 at Florida Repertory
Theatre, and slots are filling up quickly for all six sessions.
The popular performing arts camp for students in grades K-12 features four
two-week camps and two one-week camp sessions over the course of the summer, and
in each, campers will put on a fully produced musical production. Camp will open with
a one-week intensive, A Fairy Tale Fiasco (June 14 through 18), where campers will
will put on a musical showcase featuring the best of fairy tales. Combining pieces of
the classic musicals such as Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella and Once Upon
a Mattress with new fantasy hits like Into the Woods and Wicked, it is sure to be a
week full of hysterical ogres, distressed damsels,
and maybe even a few princes in disguise.
one-shoed women, sleeping beauties
continued on page 16
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r the third year in a row the Alliance for the Arts is offering professional
performing arts instruction through its Triple Threat Musical Theatre Camp.
Students, grades 7 to 9 practice dancing, acting and singing, all they need to
become a "triple threat." Camp is held at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre for four
weeks, June 28 to July 23.
Bringing a wealth of experience and trained techniques, Keara Trummel returns
to camp to lead the way in 2010. Trummel has appeared in numerous productions
in regional theaters throughout the country and has been seen in many productions
at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre including: Church Basement Ladies and
Oklahoma! and she won rave reviews as the Wicked Witch in 2008's The Wizard
of Oz. She received a BFA in Music Theatre from Shenandoah Conservatory and
currently teaches private voice and acting lessons out of her home studio and at
Advanced Mentor Pro-Voice Studios.
continued on page 11
Premiere At Theatre Conspiracy
premiere of the com-
edy boom, opening
May 28 at the Foulds
Theatre in Fort
This comedy, writ-
ten by Peter Sinn
by Bill Taylor and
Brent, Virginia Grace
and Tera Nicole
Miller is one of the
hottest plays across
the country. "Sex to
change the course of the world..." is part of a grad student's personal ad that lures a
randy journalism coed to his subterranean biology lab, where he studies the sleep cycle
of fish for signs of the end of the world. Will their "intensely significant coupling" lead
to another big bang, will meaningless sex have meaning, or is mankind's fate in the
hands of someone outside the fishbowl?
continued on page 11
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Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now:
The Miles Building
by Gerri Reaves
J ust south of downtown Fort Myers on McGregor
.- l Boulevard stands the graceful Miles Building, conceived by
f a scientifically minded Indiana transplant who thrived on
experiments of many types.
When Dr. Franklin Miles built it in the in 1926 for $75 thou-
sand, he was curious if people would actually rent an apartment
outside of town.
Daniel Calvert is one of countless residents of the
Mediterranean Revivalist-style building who, over the decades,
have proven the answer to be yes.
He describes the historic structure as "unique, remarkable."
"It has a presence," he says, and visitors are always "awestruck" when they see it.
Each of the eight apartments is unique. The exterior of the building, too, defies the
cookie-cutter symmetry of most architecture.
Two towers cap the pleasing asymmetrical design fronted by an arched loggia.
No two sun decks are alike, nor are any of the tiny Romeo and Juliet-style balconies
found on the front and rear of the building.
Within Calvert's apartment, wide French doors open to an original fold-down
Murphy bed. Other notable apartment features include hardwood floors, transom
windows, built-in shelving, a phone nook, skylights, and a sun deck. A tall door in the
kitchen opens on a shallow space that once concealed a fold-down ironing board.
All apartments have narrow "servant" doors leading to the kitchens.
Calvert adds that from a city-planning perspective, there are lessons to be learned
from the Miles Building, because it was originally built for mixed use. Such buildings
foster pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods where people can both live and work.
Who was this Dr. Miles who loved experiments?
This undated postcard image of the Miles Building, probably from the 1940s, shows a
much less developed McGregor Boulevard than we experience today. When Franklin
completed the building in 1926, he based the Franklin Miles Association there.
courtesy of the Southwest Florida Historical Society
Graer Fort Myers
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The 1926 Mediterranean Revivalist-style building built by Dr. Franklin P. Miles is just west of
Miles, a well-known heart specialist and inven-
tor of patent medicines, first visited Fort Myers
in the winter of 1904 to 1905 for his health. He
originally planned to stay only a few weeks.
He had founded Dr. Miles Laboratory in 1884,
the forerunner of Miles Laboratory, in Elkhart,
Indiana, and he was known as "the father of Alka
Those of a certain generation have heard of the
Miles Nervine remedy, and perhaps others, such as
Dr. Miles Pain Pills and Dr. Miles Heart Cure.
The scientist enjoyed a broad range of inter-
ests and accomplishments. In addition to medical
degrees, he had a law degree from Columbia
Even after such a successful career, however, he
wasn't content with a life of leisure in Fort Myers.
Almost immediately upon arrival, he, like Thomas
Edison before him, saw the landscape as a labora-
He bought 16,000 acres of land between Fort
Myers and Punta Rassa and planted hundreds of
experimental gardens for growing commercial
vegetables on his self-described "private agricultural
experimental station." The approach to the Cape
Coral Bridge passes through what was part of his
farm, most of which lay along the Caloosahatchee
His subsequent 25 years of work greatly
impacted the economic and agricultural history
of Southwest Florida. He practiced science-based
agriculture, studying insects and soil samples to
identify successful farming strategies for the unique
continued on page 3
A Romeo and Juliet balcony on
the rear of the building
The breezy arched loggia leads to
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Eight apartments, each unique, surround
this large hallway with large skylights, a
decorative frieze, and transom windows
for natural ventilation. The narrow doors
were once servant entrances to kitchens.
photo by Gerri Reaves
From page 2
The Miles Building
subtropical climate. He corresponded
with farmers around the world, collecting
information and seeds for testing.
As a result, lona became a major food-
To further the establishment of a
vegetable-growing industry, he started a
school for truck farmers and helped
found the Lee County Packing Company,
which packed and distributed crops via
railroad from the downtown Fort Myers
Dr. Miles also built Fisherman's Lodge,
a hotel on Captiva Island that opened in
January 1923. He died in 1929, so the
Miles Building was one of his last experi-
ments, but a good one.
Walk down McGregor Boulevard to
see of the many successful experiments
of Dr. Franklin Miles. Then head to the
Southwest Florida Museum of History at
2031 Jackson Street to learn more about
Miles's dynamic career.
Be sure to see the fascinating exhibit,
Tutankhamun: Wonderful Things from
the Pharaoh's Tomb, at the museum
through June 19.
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.
Be sure to visit another valuable his-
torical resource, the Southwest Florida
Historical Society at 10091 McGregor
Boulevard, where you can research local
or family history.
If you have copies of The
Caloosahatchian, the yearbook of Fort
Myers High School, the society would
appreciate your help in completing its
collection. Call 939-4044 or drop by on
Wednesday or Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon.
Sources: The Story of Fort Myers by
Karl H. Grismer and the archives of the
Southwest Florida Historical Society.
Now On Sale
Tickets are available for the
Uncommon Evening on Thursday,
June 3 at Harborside Events
Center, Fort Myers. This annual event,
hosted by the Uncommon Friends
Foundation, will include the announce-
ment of the fifth annual Business Ethics
Award recipient. The event will begin at
6 p.m. Individual tickets are $60. Tables
of eight are $500. Sponsorships are
Other presentations will include the
Character Education Teacher Awards, 25
scholarship announcements, and an hon-
orary life membership award.
For tickets call 337-9505 or visit the
Web site at www.uncommonfriends.org.
professor Adrian Kerr, an author
and Edison State College
Egyptologist, will give a multi-
media presentation on ancient Egypt,
the pharohs and the 18th dynasty on
Tuesday, May 25 at 6 p.m. in Fort
King Tut's burial mask from the museum's
Kerr will talk about how Egypt influ-
enced modern life, the latest discoveries
and King Tut findings. His book, Ancient
Egypt and Us, will be part of his presen-
The event is being presented by the
Southwest Florida Museum of History.
Because of space and the nature of
the presentation, this program will take
place at the nearby Imaginarium at 2000
Cranford Avenue, Fort Myers.
Admission is $15 and reservations are
required. Call 321-7430.
The museum's exhibit, Tutankhamun:
Wonderful Things from the Pharoah's
Tomb, continues through June 19.
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Sponsor A Florida
Florida Repertory Theatre sponsor-
ship opportunities are available for
Camp Florida Rep.
Each summer, Florida Rep transforms
in to a performing arts camp for children
ages five to 18, where campers put on a
full musical production. The tuition for a
two-week camp is $350, and sponsors
are needed to fund this year's scholarship
program This year has been particularly
difficult for many families, and more
campers are in need of financial aid than
ever. The arts are vitally important in the
community, and sponsors have a huge
impact by making these dreams a reality
for more young people.
"We have seen a dramatic increase
in the amount of aid needed this sum-
mer," said Florida Rep Education Director
Rachael Endrizzi. "We strive to find spon-
sors for every struggling student, and it
is my goal never to turn a student away.
Campers needing assistance range from
single or low income households, to kids
in group homes and foster care many
of whom have never seen live theater or
even been exposed to this type of cre-
All camp sponsors will receive a tax-
deductible donation for the amount of
their sponsorship, a photo and thank
you card from their camper, and a spe-
cial thanks in Camp Florida Rep playbill
and curtain speeches. Sponsors will also
receive free tickets to see their camper
continued on page 17
The Democratic Women's Club of
Lee County will hold its monthly
meeting Saturday, June 12 at
Royal Palm Yacht Club, 2360 West First
Street, Fort Myers.
Debbie Jordan, a candidate for Lee
County Commission District 2, will be the
speaker. She is a 35-year resident, presi-
dent of the Florida Restaurant & Lodging
Association for 10 years, and chair of the
River & Blues Festival in Centennial Park
for over 10 years.
The luncheon meeting is from 10:30
a.m. to 1 p.m. The luncheon price is
$18. Guests are welcome.
To make a reservation call 466-8381.
More information about the DWC is
available at www.dwc-lee.com.4
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educational speakers, water activities, outdoor activities, field trips, skating,
swimming, and much more. Each camp counselor has passed a background check
and has undergone training in CPR/first aid.
Regular registration is $67 per week/child. Register online for 10 percent off per
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In Cape Coral
F lorida Senatorial candidate
Marco Rubio spoke to a crowd at
Rumrunners restaurant in Cape
Coral, giving his views on the gulf oil spill,
the revised Arizona illegal immigration
law and the U.S. tax system.
State Representative Gary Aubuchon
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Along The River
Local author Robert N. Macomber
On Monday, May 24, The
Academy at Shell Point
invites the public to attend
a program presented by Robert N.
Macomber, a well-known local author.
Macomber will offer insight into his
research for his latest book, The
Darkest Shade of Honor.
The presentation will be held from
10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Grand Cypress
Room of The Woodlands neighborhood
at Shell Point Retirement Community.
Macomber's book is set in 1886, with
scenes from New York, Havana, Key
West, Tampa, Sarasota, and many bar-
rier islands in Florida. The plot revolves
around a story of Cuban revolutionar-
ies who are operating in Florida, while
Spanish agents try to stop them and the
U.S. Government attempts to discover
them. Books will be available with a book
signing at the end of the presentation.
Shell Point Retirement Community is
located at 15101 Shell Point Boulevard,
Fort Myers near the Sanibel Causeway.
The event is free, however, seating is
limited and reservations are required. Call
June 2 from 12
to 1 p.m., join
S J Jennifer L. Basey
t Jones for a free
tion and the mar-
kets can play havoc
Financial advisor with your retire-
Jennifer Basey ment assets, if you
The program will teach you about the
different types of annuities and how the
right one for your situation can supple-
ment your retirement income during this
important time in your life.
Edward Jones is located at 1952-2
Park Meadows Drive, Fort Myers. Seating
is limited, so call Jenn Moss at 437-5900
The Herb Strauss
Schoolhouse Theatre on Sanibel
is bringing back everyone's favorite
era with 80s to the Max. The fun
flashback revue runs May 29 to
August 12 with performances on /
Tuesday, Wednesdays, Thursdays
and Saturdays at 7 p.m. Tickets are
$30 for adults and $20 for children
16 and under.
The Schoolhouse Theatre is locat-
ed at 2200 Periwinkle Way. Call the
box office at 472-6862.
Dine with the locals at Nervous
Nellie's Crazy Waterfront Eatery
in the historic Fort Myers Beach
Baywalk district. The popular beach
restaurant serves lunch, Sunday brunch,
dinner and snacks in the cool comfort
of the inside dining room or on the spa-
cious, waterfront patio.
Enjoy happy hour all day and live
music upstairs at Ugly's Waterside Bar,
the place "where everybody gets prettier."
Patrons of Nellie's and Ugly's can park
their car or dock their boat for free with
dock attendant's assistance. After a bite
to eat, let one of their pedicabs take you
to the beach and back. Call 463-8077 or
go to www.nervousnellies.net.
The 21st annual Caloosa Catch
& Release Shootout is Thursday,
June 3 through Sunday, June 6 at Fort
Myers Beach. The tournament chal-
lenges anglers to two full days of fishing.
Winners are determined by the highest
total weight scored for fish caught per eli-
gible species; one redfish, one trout, one
snapper and one flounder per day.
Trophies for all teams in the top three
spots for all categories are awarded each
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The event is FREE, but seating is limited. To reserve your seat, call
McKenzie at 454-2077.
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DAR Inducts New Officers
From left: Mary Randell, Kathryn McKinney, Elizabeth Alderman, Jennifer Merline, Marian
Stone and Mary Slavik
The Caloosahatchee Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the
American Revolution (NSDAR) has inducted officers for the 2010-12 term. At
a meeting and luncheon at the Royal Palm Yacht Club on Friday, May 14, the
following new officers were sworn in: Mary Slavik, regent; Barbara Westerbeck, vice
regent; Marian Stone, recording secretary; Elizabeth Alderman, corresponding sec-
retary; Jennifer Merline, treasurer; Kathryn McKinney, registrar; Alice Macomber,
historian; Marion Randell, chaplain; Martha Raugh, librarian; and Francis Leeper,
NSDAR is an lineage-based membership organization of women dedicated to pro-
moting historic preservation, education and patriotism. Chapters are involved in raising
funds for local scholarships and educational awards, preserving historical prosperi-
ties, and promoting patriotism within the community. For more information on the
NSDAR go to www.dar.com.#
Trust For Historic
Preservation Visits Sanibel
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- DISCOVERING ANCIENT EGYPTAND US-
~ AN EVENING WITH AN EGYPTOLOGIST ~
This is an exciting multi-media
presentation through Egypt, the
Pharaohs, the 18th Dynasty and
more! Guided by author and
Edison State College, Egyptologist,
Professor Adrian Kerr, on
Tuesday, May 25 at 6 p.m.
Members of the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation in front of Sanibel's second post
office, built in 1926 from salvaged wood recovered following the 1926 hurricane
Members of the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation were in town last week
for the 32nd annual statewide Preservation Conference. The Lee County
Historic Trust hosted dozens of architects, historians, archivists, artisans and
those interested in preserving the history of small towns across Florida.
Thirty conference attendees toured the Sanibel Lighthouse and the Sanibel
Historical Museum and Village. Alex Werner, president of the Sanibel Historical
Museum board of directors, was the tour guide at the Lighthouse and the Historical
Several trust members commended the City of Sanibel, the Historical Preservation
Committee, the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village and countless volunteers who
have worked together to protect, preserve and share Sanibel history. When they
returned to the conference, their enthusiasm spilled over because 20 more members
of the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation dropped by the Sanibel Historical Village
the following day. The museum and village, celebrating its 25th year, comprises seven
historic buildings which have been preserved and moved to the site. Each building
contains exhibits and artifacts highlighting Sanibel's past. Many of the island's pioneer
families are featured, as well as their commercial endeavors in agriculture, fishing and
The Historical Village is now open on Wednesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m.
to 1 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults 18 and older. Children are admitted free. The
Village is located at 950 Dunlop Road (next to BIG Arts). For more information, call
472-4648 during business hours.#
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Explore Ancient Egypt's
influence on modern life
& learn of the latest
KING TUT discoveries!
Prof. Kerr in front of Pyramid
Attendees will be able to
explore Egypt, Prof. Kerr's
archeological work and
discover many aspects of
life today continue to be
influenced by ancient Egypt.
of s an opportunity to purchase
l h Prof. Kerr's book and add
t a a Museum Tut Exhibit ticket
S ofhisfor just $5 per person.
SIA saving of 60% off the
s exhibit admission package!
Because of space and multi-media needs, this presentation is being held at the Museum's sister
facility, the Imaginarium Theatre is located V/2 mile from the Museum, at 2000 Cranford Avenue,
Fort Myers. Call 239-321-7430, OR email: firstname.lastname@example.org or log on to
www.swflmuseumofhistory.com to find out more information or to reserve space your space.
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ALL FAITHS UNITARIAN CONGREGATION
has moved to its new home
on 2756 McGregor Boulevard
Fort Myers, (6 blocks south of the
Edison Home; 2 miles north of Colonial
Reverend Dr. Wayne Robinson
Sunday Services: 9 and 11 a.m.
Children's Education: 9 a.m.
Adult Education: 10 a.m.
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. Reverend N. Everett Keith II;
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
a.m.; 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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istries, calendar, blogs, etc.
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
music, meditation in a loving environment.
Service held at 28285 Imperial Street,
Bonita Springs. Call 947-3100.
continued on page 9
From page 8
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.o
DOMENICO J. 'PETRO'
passed away on
May 14, 2010.
He was born on
May 29, 1928 in ".
He graduated from
School in 1946
and then joined
the U.S. Navy and
served as a sonarman for two years. In
1951 he was recalled into the Korean
conflict and served for nearly two years
in Washington, D.C. as a communica-
In January 1955 Petruccelli gradu-
ated from St. Ambrose University
Davenport, with a degree in Business
Administration & Economics. He
started his long Chamber of Commerce
career as the executive secretary of the
Bettendorf, Iowa Chamber serving from
February 1955 to July 1957 when he
then assumed the duties of the Rice
Lake, Wisconsin Chamber. His chamber
duties took him to Sioux City, Iowa; La
Crosse, Wisconsin; Fort Wayne, Indiana;
Gadsden, Alabama and in August 1985
he was hired to head up the Fort Myers
Beach Chamber of Commerce, serv-
ing for 22 consecutive years. He retired
February 1 2008. He holds the record
of being the longest-consecutive chamber
executive in the country 53 years.
He was serving as the executive direc-
tor of the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of
Commerce Foundation when he died.
He married Marianne McGee on June
7, 1952 and, together, they had five
children; John (Jane) Petruccelli of St.
Petersburg, Florida; Karen (Larry) Kasper
of Fort Wayne, Indiana; Laura Petruccelli
of Jacksonville, Flordia; Greg (Rhonda)
Petruccelli of Tuscaloosa, Alabama;
and Anthony Petruccelli of Fort Myers,
Florida. He is survived by nine grand-
children and one great-grandson. He is
also survived by his brother Donato of
He was preceded in death by his
father Giovanni, mother Marguerite
Tronzo and his brother Vincenzo.
Petruccelli was active in a number of
local organizations serving as a director
of the former BBB; he organized the
Consumer Fraud Awareness organization
in 1997 and served on the Lee County
Parks & Recreation Advisory Board since
December of 1985.
He was a loving, devoted husband and
father and very highly respected leader of
the communities that he served.
Visitation was held at Fort Myers
Memorial Gardens Funeral Home on May
17 with funeral services on May 18.
In lieu of flowers, send donations to
Fort Myers Beach Chamber Foundation
or San Damiano Monastery of St. Clare
at 6029 Estero Boulevard, Fort Myers
Beach, FL 33931.0
he grand opening of Southwest
Florida's first comprehensive client
choice pantry is scheduled for June
3 National Hunger Awareness Day.
In the summer of 2009, Community
Cooperative Ministries Inc. began creating
a sustainable customer choice-centered
model for long-term hunger elimination.
Today that model is coming to frui-
tion with the opening of the Everyday
Marketplace located adjacent to CCMI's
Soup Kitchen at 3429 Dr. Martin Luther
King, Jr. Boulevard in Fort Myers.
A ribbon cutting with CCMI staff,
Marketplace donors and local officials will
kick off the event at 8:30 a.m. followed
by a press conference and Marketplace
The Everyday Marketplace decreases
the stigma associated with standing in line
for groceries and reduces significant waste
in the preselected grocery bag model.
The physical marketplace is a donated
2,880-square-foot portable trailer that
has been remodeled with a market-style
interior complete with industrial shelving
lining the aisles, shopping carts, hand-
made wood crates for fresh produce and
a check-out area.
"This model has successfully been used
in other parts of the country and aims at
changing both the mindset of those who
serve and those being served, as well as
the physical spaces and delivery model
created for the distribution of food," said
Sarah Owen, CEO of CCMI.
In a recent report, Charity Food
Programs that can End Hunger in
America, by John M. Arnold, execu-
tive director of Feeding America West
Michigan Food Bank, a 50 percent reduc-
tion in waste can be achieved by letting
clients pick out their own food.
"The average community in the
United States already possesses enough
resources to end hunger five times over,
but likely is meeting only one-fifth of the
need because of how those resources are
being mobilized and employed," Arnold
said. "Business as usual cannot and will
not end hunger."
"Many of our customers will not eat
the food preselected in the food bags
because they may not be familiar with
the food due to cultural barriers, cooking
methods or personal taste," said Owen.
"By giving our clients a 'choice and a
voice' in the food they are provided we
will eliminate waste and better utilize our
resources and funds and work smarter."
The new marketplace will include
ready to eat meals, fresh produce, eggs
and bread, items traditionally not found in
food pantries. It will also include recipes
for healthy meals with ingredients avail-
able. Owen is hoping to partner with
local restaurants, grocery stores and chefs
to provide on-site cooking classes and
With the downturn in the economy,
CCMI has been focused on addressing
the needs of the "new hungry." The non-
profit agency has seen dramatic increases
in the demand for all of its services,
especially in the area of emergency food
pantries and United Way Social Service
"These are folks who have never
had to ask for help before," Owen said.
"They are former business owners,
schoolteachers, volunteers and former
donors to the organizations that they are
now going to for help."
"We believe the key to ending hun-
ger is getting food and services to the
people in need, which includes the re-
imagination of our delivery system to
meet the needs of the new hungry," said
Jerry Elliot, chairman of the CCMI board
of directors. "We believe with an innova-
tive spirit and the support of over 1,200
THERIVER MAY21,2010 9
active community volunteers, we can
wipe out hunger by 2015."
CCMI is the umbrella agency for the
Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry, Meals
on Wheels, Senior Transportation,
Montessori Preschool and Social and
Homeless Services. CCMI serves Fort
Myers and the greater Lee County area,
including Bonita Springs, Cape Coral and
Lehigh Acres. The Soup Kitchen serves
a noontime meal six days a week to
men, women and children in a traditional
soup kitchen setting. In addition, CCMI
prepares and delivers nutritious packaged
meals and beverages 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
its childcare center and oversees a back-
pack program for local schoolchildren
who would otherwise receive little to no
food on weekends.
For more information, call 332-7687
or visit www.ccmileecounty.com.0
Our email address is
10 THERIVER MAY21,2010
New Vendors At Downtown Farmers Market
Just in time for summer, the Downtown
Farmers Market introduces seven new
vendors to its line-up. The market, located
at 2000 West First Street underneath the
Caloosahatchee Bridge in Centennial Park, is
open every Thursday year-round from 7 a.m. to
The vendors include:
Herbeque BBQ Making everything fresh
daily, Herbeque BBQ sells breakfast burritos, ribs,
pulled pork, Italian sausage, hot dogs, hamburg-
ers, chicken, turkey legs and sides. Downtown
Farmers Market patrons savor the smell of the
meat cooked on site as they shop the market. In
addition to on-site ordering, Herbeque BBQ takes
advance orders for pick-up at the market and also
provides catering services.
Island Botanicals This new vendor sells
specialty organic produce, loose and by the bag,
including sprouts, wheat grass, and sunflower
grass. In addition, Island Botanicals offers mangos,
avocados, star fruit, lychee, and fresh eggs.
Akamai Accents, LLC Shoppers looking for
air plants, bromeliads, limited specialty orchids,
and sea grass baskets will be pleased by the vari-
ety sold by Akamai Accents, LLC., either for
themselves or as gifts.
Sloan Greiner Enterprises Shoppers can be
good to themselves as well as to the environment
at Sloan Greiner Enterprises. Gluten free bread,
organic skin care and WOW Green non-toxic
cleaning products are some of the variety of peo-
ple- and earth-friendly products they offer.
55 Degrees The gourmet will love the tasty
selection at 55 Degrees. A variety of cheeses are
available at this booth, along with assorted fig
breads, flat breads and olives that complement
these types of cheeses.
French Bread Oven Frequent market patrons
are excited about the return of French Bread
Oven, remembering the fresh, tantalizing aroma
of the additive- and preservative-free Artisan
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have used, homemade
soap is created only a
few loaves at a time.
plant-based oils and
other natural ingredi-
ents like dried herbs,
grains, goat's or cow's
milk, flowers, and
glycerin are combined
to make a variety of
bars that are luxuri-
ously kind to the skin,
environment, and sep-
The market, in
operation since 1994,
currently features ven-
dors offering an assort-
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a variety of seafood,
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From page 1
Boom had its world premiere produc-
tion at Arts Nova in New York City in
March of 2008, subsequent productions
have been held at Wooly Mammoth
Theatre in Washington, DC and Seattle
Repertory in Seattle, Washington.
Nachtrieb is a San Francisco-
based playwright whose other works
include Hunter Gatherers, Colorado,
TIC.(Trenchcoat In Common), and
Multiplex. His work has been seen
off-Broadway and across the country at
Actors Theatre of Louisville, Brown/
Trinity Playwrights Rep, the Bailiwick
Theatre and Cleveland Public Theatre.
Hunter Gatherers received the 2007
American Theatre Critics Association/
Steinberg New Play Award for best new
play to premiere outside of New York and
the 2007 Will Glickman Prize for best
new play. Nachtrieb is under commission
from South Coast Rep and is a resident
playwright at the Playwrights Foundation,
San Francisco. He holds a degree in
Theater and Biology from Brown and
an MFA in creative writing from San
Francisco State University.
Performances are Thursday through
Saturday at 8 p.m. with one Saturday
matinee on June 12 at 2 p.m. Tickets
are $22 for adults and $10 for students.
Opening night May 28 is "pay what you
will" where you name the ticket price.
Thursday performances are "buy one
Camp For Kids
he Fort Myers Police Department
is now accepting applications for
the annual Respect for Law Camp,
which runs June 17 through June 21 at
Dunbar Middle School, 4750 Winkler
The goal of the camp is to give young-
sters an up-close look at law enforce-
ment. By doing that, the police depart-
ment hopes to build respect for the law
and enhance the child's self esteem. The
staff members of the camp are various
state and local law enforcement person-
nel and guest speakers.
Highlights of the 2009 camp included
live police scenarios, SWAT demonstra-
tions, K9 demonstrations, mass casualty
simulations, police/fire obstacle courses,
hands-on equipment displays and team
The four-day, three-night camp
is open to children ages 11 to 14.
Enrollment is limited to the first 200
campers who apply. The cost is $50
and includes all instruction, food, and
lodging. To register, an application must
be completed with a check or money
order attached (made out to "Respect for
Law Camp"). Children from throughout
Southwest Florida are welcome to apply.
Applications are available at the Fort
Myers Police Department, any middle
school in the City of Fort Myers or online
at www.RespectForLaw.net. The deadline
is June 5. Applications can be mailed or
faxed by calling 321-7688.0
ticket, get the second ticket half price."
For tickets call Theatre Conspiracy's box
office at 936-3239. Tickets can also be
purchased online at www.theatrecon-
From page 1
Also, joining the cam staff this year
are Jason Loete, head of the theater
department at Cypress Lake Center
for the Arts, and Jacquelyn Toleman,
dance instructor and a Broadway Palm
Dinner Theatre actor with many shows
to her credit including: Dirty Rotten
Scoundrels, Guys & Dolls, A Christmas
Carol and Peter Pan.
Triple Threat Musical Theater Camp
instructs on various forms of dance, basic
music theory, acting technique, vocal per-
formance and an audition workshop to
put skills to the test. Each week focuses
on different themes such as Red, White
and Broadway, Broadway Through the
Years, Broadway on the Big Screen and
Laugh your way to Broadway.
Students will work on scenes and
songs from famous Broadway shows
such as West Side Story, Hair, The
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Weekly, the camp culminates with a
cabaret performance on Friday in the
Off-Broadway Palm Theatre, with profes-
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everyone gets a chance to shine.
As a special bonus, the campers will
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CROW Case Of The Week:
by Brian Johnson
S f. driving on Veterans
Parkway in Cape
Coral when she
spotted a least bit-
tern out of the cor-
Sner of her eye.
He was standing
on the shoulder of
the road, a bit dazed and definitely out of
place. She turned back to get him.
"I keep a towel in my car," said
Easton. "I knew he was in trouble
because he let me pick him up... but he
was a feisty little guy and had kind of a
long beak for a little bird."
She made a phone call and learned
that South Trail Animal Hospital had
someone heading for CROW and Sanibel
Island shortly. She immediately drove 30
minutes in the opposite direction to catch
the transport opportunity to fast medical
"He squawked underneath the towel
once in a while on the drive," she said.
The least bittern in threat mode
At CROW staff
found that the least
bittern had no
fractures from the
with a car, but did
have a ruptured air I
sac, creating an air
bubble under skin. I
Staff gave him
Arnica (for trauma)
and Yunnan Paiyao
(to stop any poten-
tial inner bleeding).
With pink mucous
membranes and an
tion, he seemed
in good condition
other than the air
a hiding place of
palm fronds and
seagrapes in a cage
for the 61-gram
bittern, who would
spend most of his
time at the clinic
quietly keeping out IL
of sight. Generally The least bittern at CR
speaking, it's not
easy to detect these reclusive creatures in
ated a menu for
.-. ,the little bird of
blood worms, meal
S worms and mice,
but he did not want
to eat a thing. "I
gave him about
every food product
we have, but he
thought it was a
waste of time!"
said Dr. Amber.
him cat chow
slurry to provide
On Day 5 Joe
Stahl caught live
minnows in the
water adjacent to
the CROW drive-
way and brought
them in a bowl to
the least bittern,
who plucked them
In Full Swing
out at once. "That really jump-started his
eating," said Dr. Amber. "Within a few
days he was eating 12 whole smelt." His
weight rose from 61 to 66 grams.
"This bird did fantastic," said Dr.
Amber. "He was very pokey with his
beak the whole time, and quick to go into
his threat displays, and very talkative for
such a little heron."
The least bittern was released back to
Cape Coral on May 17. "That makes me
so happy," said Easton on hearing the
The least bittern is one of the small-
est of the herons. The Cornell Lab of
Ornithology gives the following "cool
fact" about this species: "Thanks to its
habit of straddling reeds, the least bittern
can feed in water that would be too deep
for the wading strategy of other herons."
CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation
of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife
hospital providing veterinary care for
native and migratory wildlife from the
Gulf Coast of Florida. The hospital
accepts patients seven days a week
from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations
to PO Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957.
Call 472-3644 or visit:
Ralf Carle, left, and Capt. George Howell
bring the tarpon to the boat
ee County's long awaited tarpon
season is in full swing.
Ralf Carle from Germany
caught this 120-pound tarpon in the
Caloosahatchee River with Capt. George
Tarpon are known to eat a variety
of different baits and fighting them usu-
ally lasts 20 to 45 minutes, according to
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States Power Squadrons, will
be offering America's Boating Course
Saturday, June 19 from 8:15 a.m. to
12:30 p.m. This course is recognized
by the National Association of State
Boating Law Administrators. The State
of Florida recently passed legislation
requiring anyone born after January
1, 1988 to have passed a safe boat-
ing course and obtain a Boating Safety
Education ID card, which is valid for life,
in order to operate a boat with more
than 10 HP. Each student will receive
a card/certificate from the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Commission upon comple-
tion of the class. The course consists of
two sessions on consecutive Saturdays.
The second session will be on Saturday,
June 26, also from 8:15 a.m. to 12:30
Topics covered include hull design,
docking, anchoring, handling boating
emergencies, reading channel markers
and many other topics to make each
boating experience safer and more enjoy-
The cost of the course is $40 with a
$20 cost for a second person sharing the
The course is being taught at the
San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron
classroom located at 16048 San Carlos
Boulevard at the corner of Kelly Road
(across from ACE Hardware). Students
can register online at www.scbps.com or
call the office 466-4040.4
Fort Myers Beach
he monthly meeting of the Fort
Myers Beach Yacht Club will
be held Wednesday, May 26 at
the American Legion Post 274, 899
Buttonwood Drive, Fort Myers Beach.
Dinner will be catered and is available
for $14 per person. Social hour begins
at 6 p.m. with dinner at 6:50 and guest
speaker at 7:40. The membership meet-
ing is from 8 to 9 p.m.
Guest speaker will be Heather
Stafford, manager of Estero Bay and
Charlotte Harbor Aquatic Preserves. She
will address the recently enacted legisla-
tion to protect our sea grass, as well as
the recently approved general permit for
dredging to include no internal combus-
tion motor zones in Estero Bay, Pine
Island Sound and Matlacha Pass.
Potential new members wishing to
attend any or all portions of the meeting
may call Commodore Tom Swanbeck for
required reservations and additional infor-
mation at 292-6284.4
CMCS Estebel Night Race Results
On Saturday, May 15, the Caloosahatchee Marching and Chowder Society
(CMCS) held the Estebel night race. Nine sailboats participated in one
distance race with winds that varied from south to southwest. They raced
one tol0 mph off Fort Myers Beach to Sanibel Island and back. The boats were
becalmed for more than 30 minutes when the sea breeze died and had to wait for
the land breeze to return.0
PLACE NAME BOAT OWNER
1 Passion III TRT 1200 39 Cat Ned Christensen
2 Tri-Umph Corsair F-27 Tri Erik Soronen
1 Impulse Pearson Commander Roger Horton
2 After You MacGregor 26 Gary Blessing
3 Air Supply Jeanneau SO35SD Steve Romaine
4 Bentley Endeavour 32 Tom Horner
1 Jolly Mon Islander 36 David Nauman
2 Blown Away Hunter 42 Jerry Watkins
DNF Chase The Clouds Catalina Mk II 42 Bob Duff
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by Gerri Reaves
Do you want relief from the never-
ending cycle of mowing, irrigat-
ing, and fertilizing the lawn?
Sunshine mimosa (Mimosa strigillosa)
This fast-growing native groundcover
thrives in full sun, tolerates foot traffic,
and grows to several inches high.
The showy flowers that appear in
spring and summer give the plant the
common name powderpuff. About one
inch in diameter, they are comprised of
pink stamens tipped with yellow pollen
and are a nectar source for butterflies.
This member of the pea family
spreads via underground stems called
rhizomes, creating a thick mat of fern-like
A deep root system makes this species
highly drought-tolerant and useful in ero-
sion control as well.
Once established, sunshine mimosa
needs no irrigation and is virtually mainte-
Despite the plant's toughness and
resilience, it also has the common name
sensitive plant because the leaves fold
upon being touched.
Propagate this native groundcover
with cuttings or seeds found in the brown
And then give the lawn mower a rest.
Sources: Native Florida Plants by
Robert G. Haehle and Joan Brookwell,
A Gardener's Guide to
Florida's Native Plants
by Rufino Osorio, and
that will help you cre-
ate a low-maintenance,
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Sunshine mimosa's powderpuff flowers with yellow-tipped stamens bloom spring and summer
Quad Squads Of Lee County
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From page 1
Medal Of Honor
The Ellis Island Medal of Honor ranks
among the nation's most prestigious
awards. The US Senate and House of
Representatives have officially recognized
the honor, and each year the recipients
are listed in the Congressional Record.
Previous recipients include Jacqueline
Kennedy Onassis; Rosa Parks; John
Glenn; Muhammad Ali; Lee lacocca;
Donald Trump; Frank Sinatra; Barbara
Walters; and six former US Presidents.
"My cultural heritage is an incredibly
beautiful gift from my mother and father,"
Beckwith said. "Coming to America,
my parents sought a higher quality of
life. Growing up, I was richly rewarded
by their sacrifices. I cherished their ide-
als. My desire to help others live a life of
quality is the foundation of my career in
health care. I am humbled by this accom-
plishment and recognition; my parents
would be very proud."
Beckwith was nominated by Fred
Pezeshkan, a previous medal recipient.
Pezeshkan is CEO of Kraft Construction
Company and a member of Hope's
board of directors.
The medal was presented during a
ceremony on Ellis Island in New York,
the historic gateway for millions of people
from around the world who sought to
Fort Myers Beach burgee
Rur United States Power Squadrons are represented in Lee County and they
work together throughout the year promoting safe boating in the Lee County
The public is invited and encouraged to contact the closest squadron to where they
live or do their boating to hear what the squadrons have to offer for safe boating.
For the Cape Coral Power squadron, call 549-9754; Fort Myers Power Squadron,
334-6650 or log on to www.powersquadroncapecoral.org or www.fortmyersboating.
org, depending on your location; San Carlos Power Squadron and Sanibel-Captiva
Power Squadron, call 395-9409 or visit www.usps.org/localusps/sancap
All offer public boating courses for a nominal fee and free vessel safety checks. The
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few times a
ing I have a client
hook into that one
tarpon that will just
not quit. It's gener-
ally a tarpon of
average size but for
some reason it has
what seems to be super fish strength.
Ninety-five percent of the tarpon I catch
come boatside after about a 20- to
40-minute fight. They usually roll over
on their side ready to be unhooked,
then they are revived and released
These rogue fish don't look any differ-
ent than their brothers and sisters but for
some reason can fight you relentlessly.
I had some Canadian clients who were
staying on North Captiva last week that
hooked one such superfish. What started
out as a regular style tarpon fight soon
became a battle of will power in this
marathon of a fight. This unstoppable tar-
pon towed us back and forth across the
intercoastal three different times trying to
wrap the line on a channel marker while
flirting with big boats running up and
down the channel.
Forty-five minutes into the fight the
estimated 120-pounder was still jump-
ing. About a hour and 10 into the fight I
decided to hammer down the drag on the
big spinning reel to the almost breaking
point of the 50-pound braided line. The
fish immediately responded by making
two greyhound style jumps like it was just
hooked and it peeled off another 50
yards of line bringing the angler almost to
My clients fought the fish as hard as
they could for 15 minutes or so then they
would hand off the rod back and forth.
With an almost fresh set of hands and
arms giving the optimum pressure on this
big tarpon it was bound to wear out soon.
After a hour and 20 minutes, the tarpon
ended up towing us up onto a shallow
flat just south of Cabbage Key where
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.
Registration Under Way
For Sailing Summer Camps
The Edison Sailing Center will once again host a sailing summer camp on the
Caloosahatchee River for children eight years and older, and space remains in
the four sessions of two-week camps that begin in June.
Sailing camp runs from 8:30 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday during the first
week of camp and Monday through Thursday during the second week. Four sessions
are offered: June 21 to July 1; July 12 to 22; July 26 to August 2; and August 9 to
19. Afternoon camps also are offered from 1 to 4 p.m. A choice between power
boating and marine activities is available in the afternoon during the first week of
camp, with kayaking or fishing available the second week. All camps are held at the
Edison Sailing Center headquarters on the Lee County Parks & Recreation North
Shore Park in North Fort Myers, at the foot of the Caloosahatchee Bridge.
The cost for the nine-day sailing camp is $200. The cost of the power boating and
fishing camps are $175. The marine activities and kayaking camps are $175. Detailed
information and online registration are available at www.EdisonSailingCenter.org.
Space is limited.
Taught by U.S. Sailing Association certified instructors, sailing camp students learn
how to rig, launch and sail a boat independently. Two levels of the power boating
camp are offered based on the child's age and abilities, with the higher level being a
state-regulated course that ends with an exam. The kayaking and fishing camps offer
instructions on the fundamentals of both sports. The marine activities camp offers
exploratory activities that may include environmental kayaking, destination stops of
interest along the river and introductions to various marine professions.0
BEACH CONDITIONS REPORT
For up-to-date information on the local beaches
I thought we had it whipped. I
power-poled down so we could
drag it up close to the boat for
a quick photo and release. The
fish would get within 20 feet of
the boat then pull out another 20
feet of line while making circles
around the now stationary boat.
Holding the spool of the reel and
giving the fish the down and dirty
would not make this tarpon give
When a tarpon fight goes on
more than the usual half hour
or so you start to worry about
all the things that can go wrong
and possibly break. The leader
can fray and chafe through if the
fish has the hook deep inside its
mouth; the main line can break
from being tail-whipped or from
just bumping across the tarpon's
dorsel fin; a mackerel or shark Watch
can swim into the line and cut it;
the hook can loosen up and pull out, etc.,
I knew we were on borrowed time at a
hour and a half into the battle.
Then it happened; the rod popped
up and the tarpon was gone. As the line
came in there it was the tarpon's bony
mouth had snapped the barb off the
shank of the heavy duty circle hook. It
had won the battle and my two exhausted
clients sat down on the gunnels of the
boat dripping sweat and drinking cold
water in disbelief of how strong this fish
was. They did everything right and just
could not close the deal.
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out for that rogue tarpon
We motored a mile or so back to my
anchor buoy and jumped another two fish
we could not get to stick before calling it
When your first tarpon ever is jacked
up on steroids with super fish strength
all you can do is book another couple of
trips for your visit next year and hope for
just a regular tarpon.
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-
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Explore The Exhibit And Meet The
Artists At Gallery Walk And Talk
An artist living in the Fort Myers, Myers is best known for his photography which
has been published in magazines and displayed in galleries around Florida and the
U.S. Myers received the Merit Award from Black & White Magazine's Single Image
Contests in 2005 and 2009 and has received additional awards in gallery competitions
around the state. He currently serves on the board of directors of two local art orga-
nizations and is passionate about donating time and artwork to local charitable events
and causes, notably those that support cancer research and treatments.
Rodino explains his work as, "A sum of all the individual items, colors, shapes
and experiences I've witnessed up 'til now and represent the magic I find in the
everyday. "Rodino's past influences span from pop culture during The Beatles era to
the introduction of the Walkman, Kodak Instamatic and Polaroid camera. He describes
his inspiration with photography as, "Collecting moments in everyday life. Each one
becoming its own keepsake, these slices of time are what I hold dear in my ever-
expanding curio cabinet of photography."
The exhibit will be on view Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and
Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. While on campus visit the Alliance Members Gallery
showing work by Roy Rodriguez.
The Alliance for the Arts is at the corner of Colonial and McGregor boulevards.
Visit www.ArtInLee.org or call 939-2787 for more information.:
Somewhere by Joshua Myers
Get a behind-the-scenes look at the artwork shown in the Alliance for the Arts
exhibit Under the Influence featuring Daniel Calvert, Joshua Myers and Paul
Rodino at a gallery Walk & Talk on Tuesday, May 25 at 9:30 a.m. The com-
munity is invited to meet the artists, see their work and learn about the ideas and
processes that are used in developing the artwork.
This exhibit will be display on through May 29.
Under the Influence encompasses three artist's work concentrating on the photo-
graphic image. Calvert, Myers and Rodino initiate their artistic process with a single
digital image then apply manipulation, layers and rendering to further represent their
Calvert was introduced to the art of photography growing up a block away from
Des Moines Art Center where work from artist such as Hopper, Wood, Bresson and
Rauschenberg regularly adorned the gallery walls. His largest influence and formal
training occurred under photographer Archie Lieberman. Today, Calvert lives blocks
away from downtown Fort Myers where he is inspired by the aesthetically and philo-
sophically pleasing subjects and landscapes of the area.
Dynamic-duo by Paul Rodino
From page 1
FL Rep Camp
The camp's second session, Disney's
Beauty and the Beast (June 21 through
July 2), finds the brainy and beauti-
ful Belle yearning to escape her pro-
vincial life. However, Belle gets more
adventure than she bargained for when
she becomes a captive in the Beast's
enchanted castle! Dancing flatware,
menacing wolves, singing furniture, and
the brute Gaston fill the stage with thrills
in this beloved fairy tale. Featuring the
hit Disney songs Be Our Guest and
Something There, this production is sure
to enchant campers and parents alike.
Session three takes campers over the
rainbow with the beloved classic, The
Wizard of Oz (July 5 through 16). Little
Dorothy Gale of Kansas, like so many
girls her age, dreams of what lies over
the rainbow. One day a twister hits her
farm and carries her to the Land of Oz.
Come join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the
Tinman, the Cowardly Lion and Toto
as they travel the universe of Dorothy's
imagination. Based on the classic film,
this show has delighted audiences for
decades with the hits Somewhere Over
the Rainbow and If I Only had a Brain.
Session four brings another Disney
classic to life on the stage with The
AristoCats (July 19 through 30).
Madame's jealous butler Edgar "cat-naps"
Duchess and her Aristokittens and aban-
dons them in the Parisian countryside.
What's a cat to do? Luckily, Thomas
O'Malley and his rag-tag bunch of alley
cats come to their rescue. This feline
adventure is sure to get students and
parents tapping their feet to its hep, jazzy
beat, which includes the Disney favorites
The Aristocats, Scales and Arpeggios
and Ev'rybody Wants to Be a Cat.
The American classic in session five,
Bye Bye Birdie (August 2 through 13),
answers the age-old question, "What's the
matter with kids today?" and has been
captivating audiences since it swept the
Tony Awards over 50 years ago. A satiri-
cal comedy, it tells the story of rock'n'roll
singer Conrad Birdie, who is about to be
enlisted in the the army, but his manager,
Albert, wants to send him off with a chart
topper. Set in the 1950s, this musical
theater classic features the hit songs Put
on a Happy Face, A Lot of Livin' to
Do, Kids, and Rosie. Students will have
a blast from the past with a show that
is sure to be good old-fashioned fun for
Camp Florida Rep closes with another
one-week intensive, Around the World
in 5 Days (August 16 through 20),
and this camp is the trip of a lifetime.
Campers will visit places like the exotic
South Pacific, The Lion King's Africa,
the Caribbean with Once on this Island
and revolutionary France with Les
Miserables, to name just a few. This
camp will feature an overview of multi-
cultural theater, art and dance styles from
stages around the world.
The price for enrollment in the two-
week sessions is $350 for campers enter-
ing grades K to 6, and $300 for campers
in grades 7 to 12. Enrollment for the
one-week sessions is $175 (K to 6) and
$150 (7 to 12).
Camp Florida Rep is held at the his-
toric Arcade Theatre in the Fort Myers
River District, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m
Monday through Friday with arrival
beginning at 8:30, and pick-up beginning
at 4 p.m. Post-camp care is available for
an additional $25 per week.
Parents can enroll online at www.
floridarep.org or by calling 332-4665
Our email address is
he Art League of Fort Myers
is issuing a call to artists for its
Summer Gallery Show.
The show is open to Art League of
Fort Myers members only (new members
are welcome and can join anytime or at
the Saturday of receiving).
Entries may include 2D and photog-
raphy, four maximum, size not to exceed
the sum of 84 inches length + width,
framed or gallery wrapped.
Art will be received Saturday, May
29 from 1 o 3 p.m. Call the art league
at 275-3970 or go online to view the
prospectus in the Brush Notes at www.
A reception for summer show will be
on Art Walk Night, Friday, June 4 from
6 to 7:30 p.m. The gallery will be open
during Art Walk from 6-10PM.
Art League of Fort Myers is at 1451
Monroe Street, Fort Myers. For more
information call Linda Benson, publicity
THERIVER MAY21,2010 17
The Hot Flashz Dancers with Barbara B. Mann last Friday welcoming the Rockettes to Fort
The Hot Flashz
Dancers have been
busy all month per-
forming and entertaining
at various nursing homes
and for the Relay for
Life. They dance to make
money for their special
charity, Boggy Creek.
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(Hot Flashz Dancers).
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Barbara B. Mann, center, with the Rockettes kick line
From page 4
A donation of $350 will send a child
to camp for two weeks and a donation of
$175 will send a child to camp for one
week. Donations of any amount are wel-
come and smaller amounts can be com-
bined or used as partial scholarships.
Currently, Florida Rep has over 30
requests for aid.
If you or someone you know would
like to become a camp sponsor and help
a family in need this summer, contact
Rachael Endrizzi at 332-4665 or email
CARD OF THANKS
Dear Symphony Society support-
ers, On behalf of the Southwest
Florida Symphony Society, I want
to thank you for your support in the
During the upcoming 2010-11 sea-
son, you will hear from a different mem-
ber of the society. Thank you again.
Jennifer L Basey, AAMS
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Miracle Players Brighten
Day For Little Patients
Pitcher Tony Davis, Chris Herrmann, catcher, and pitchers Brad Rohlfing and Brad Tippett
with Nathan Cox (center) _____
Several players from Fort Myers
Miracle baseball team bright-
ened the day of patients at The
Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida.
Catchers Chris Herrmann and Daniel
Rohlfing and pitchers Brad Tippett and
Tony Davis brought souvenirs and smiles
to children in the hematology/oncology
unit, the pediatric unit and the ICU.
The Miracle players and personnel visit
the hospital to help provide happiness and
hope to the patients and their families.
For more information on how you or
your company can support Lee Memorial
Health System programs, treatments and
facilities, call the Lee Memorial Health
System Foundation office at 985-3550 or
Chris Herrmann, catcher, and two-year-old
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Tampa Bay Has Baseball's Best
Record But Where Are The Fans?
by Ed Frank
T hey started the week with the best record in baseball at
26-11 yet they average little more than 23,000 fans a
game, one of the lowest in the Major Leagues. They play
just about 100 miles north of here, but it appears that few here
in Florida care little about the Tampa Bay Rays.
It's a puzzling fact, and it has been year after year despite the
fact that the Rays field a competitive team season in and season
Their pitching is solid, their offense is strong and they have
one of the best managers around in Joe Maddon. But where are
Tampa Bay increased its payroll this year to $71,923,000, up from $63,313,000
last season. That's still about $135 million less than the New York Yankees whom they
led by two games in the tough American League Eastern Division as the week began.
American League statistics reveal why the Rays have been the best in baseball the
first two months of the season.
Infielder Evan Longoria is second in the league with 31 RBIs. Right-hander Jim
Shields, with a 4-1 record, tops the league with 59 strikeouts. And reliever Rafael
Soriano is 10 for 10 in save opportunities, tied for second in the AL.
Tampa Bay acquired the hard-throwing Soriano in the off-season from the Atlanta
Braves and signed him to a one-year, $7.25 million deal. It's an investment that has
paid dividends already.
Maddon said that Soriano's sterling performance has improved his entire bullpen
which compiled a 1.28 ERA this past month.
No question that the Rays' starting pitching is as good as it gets in baseball. That
rotation is anchored by Matt Garza, Shields and David Price. They were 14-3 begin-
ning this week.
But it's their fourth starter, Jeff Niemann, who is getting the accolades.
I'm probably more impressed with him than I am anybody else on the whole
staff," Rays pitching coach Jim Hickey said recently.
Just his second year in the majors, the 6-foot-9-inch right hander is 12-2 with the
3.37 ERA over 173 2/3 innings since last June. He was 3-0 this season when the
The Rays moved their spring training base to nearby Port Charlotte last year and
have drawn well, averaging more than 100,000 fans during these two Grapefruit
But it's sure a different matter once they break camp and return home to St.
Petersburg for the regular season.
If you know the reason for the lack of support, I'm certain their management would
like the answer.
Mutt and Jeff Duo Reunited with Miracle
The Minnesota Twins last week assigned Loek Van Mil, the tallest pitcher in profes-
sional baseball at 7-foot-1, to the Fort Myers Miracle. He was moved to the Miracle
from extended spring training where he was recovering from an arm injury.
Van Mil recorded five saves in 25 games for the Miracle last season while posting
a 2.86 ERA. He is reunited with the shortest player in baseball, Miracle infielder Chris
Cates who is only 5-foot-3.
Also named to the Miracle squad from extended spring training was left-hander
Andrei Lobanov, a 20-year-old native from Moscow, Russia. The Miracle roster now
has players from six different countries.
Fort Myers is home this weekend at Hammond Stadium opposing the Daytona
Cubs at 7:05 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday with a 1:05 start Sunday. They
started the week with a 16-20 season record, 4V2 games back of first-place
Public Input Wanted On Proposed
North Fort Myers Rec Center
North Fort Myers park users and community members are invited to attend a
meeting hosted by Lee County Parks & Recreation to offer suggestions for a
potential new recreation center.
The meeting is 7 p.m. Monday, May 17 at the North Fort Myers Community
Center, 2021 N. Tamiami Trail. The new rec center would be built on the grounds of
North Fort Myers Community Park.
The public is welcome to comment on programs, activities and amenities at the
proposed new building. The timeline for construction is pending.
For more information on North Fort Myers Community Park, visit www.leeparks.
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Southwest Florida College
A well known business leader and entrepreneur will
accept an honorary degree and deliver the commence-
ment address to 509 students receiving bachelor's
degrees, associate's degrees and diplomas at Southwest Florida
College's 36th commencement exercise, planned for 10 a.m.
Saturday, June 19 at Harborside Event Center.
"Graduation marks an important milestone for our students
and is the culmination of years of dedication, hard work, and
sacrifice," said Dr. Stephen Calabro, executive vice president
of Southwest Florida College. "We look forward each year with
great excitement as we watch our graduates begin a new chapter
in their lives." .
John Marazzi of John Marazzi Nissan and Audi Jaguar Land John Marazzi
Rover of Fort Myers will deliver the commencement address and
will also receive an honorary doctorate degree in business admin-
istration. Marazzi entered into the automotive business as a car washer at the age of
12. His desire to do right by each and every customer and his passion for building
a strong community has led him to become a successful business leader. He demon-
strates that hard work and perseverance can turn dreams into realities and therefore
sets a strong example for the Southwest Florida College graduating class of 2010.
Since the college was founded in 1974, approximately 4,500 students have gradu-
ated with degrees, diplomas and certificates in career fields such as allied health, legal
studies, education, business, design and information technology all of which offer
high growth potential. There will be a reception following the commencement address.
For more information call 939-4766.
Beach Kiwanis Scholarships
The Kiwanis Club of Fort Myers Beach has college and skilled training scholar-
ships available for those high school students that meet the eligibility require-
ments. To view the 2010 Initial Scholarship Instructions visit: http://www.
fortmyersbeachkiwanis.org and click on the link provided at the bottom of the home
Children and youth have been the priority of all programs and fundraising activities
of the Kiwanis Club of Fort Myers Beach since being chartered in 1968. For the past
15 years the main source of funds has come from the thrift shop. In October 2009,
the thrift shop moved into its new location at 11050 Summerlin Square Drive (corner
of Summerlin and Pine Ridge). Purchasing the new location by the Kiwanis Club of
Fort Myers Beach was a leap of faith which the Fort Myers Beach community has
strongly supported. That monetary support of the community makes it possible for the
Kiwanis Club to continue to provide scholarships. Over 235 college and skilled train-
ing scholarships have been given; Fun Run/Walk, Little League, Boy Scouts and Girl
Scouts, flag football, Every Child A Swimmer, and soccer are just some of the addi-
tional activities supported by the Kiwanis Club of Fort Myers Bech. The club has given
a total of over $1,500,000 back to the community of Fort Myers Beach.
If students are unable to download the 2010 Initial Scholarship Instructions, they
can visit the thrift shop or call 454-8090. Renewal scholarship instructions are also
available at the Web site or at the thrift shop.
Donations and purchases from the Kiwanis Club of Fort Myers Beach Thrift Shop
make the scholarships and all the different activities possible. Thanks goes out to the
Fort Myers Beach community for their support.<
L ee County's Dunbar High School
has been showcased as an Adobe
Systems featured school. Adobe,
a creator of computer and Internet
software, selected Dunbar High and
Viera High School in Brevard County as
model examples of how schools and dis-
tricts around the globe are implementing
solutions from Adobe to improve edu-
cational outcomes and to bring learning
In the Adobe featured video, adminis-
trators, along with teachers and students
in Lee County, discuss the importance
and value of Career and Technical
Education certification, as well as the use
of Adobe Creative Suite in various cur-
riculums. To view the video go to http://
Adobe has developed a unique part-
nership with Dunbar High School in
order to utilize these two successes to
benefit other schools across the world.
A representative from Adobe will
be speaking at Dunbar High School's
Academy for Technology Excellence and
Academy for Digital Excellence awards
ceremony on June 3.4
L ee County Public Schools
Curriculum & Staff Development
Center, in conjunction with
Scholastic Book Fairs, is holding a
Spring District Warehouse Book Sale.
The sale is open to the public and will
be held at Lee County Public Education
Center, East Entrance, 2855 Colonial
Boulevard, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday,
May 27, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday,
This book sale offers parents, teach-
ers, school staff, and other community
members the opportunity to acquire high
quality books and gifts at a significantly
reduced cost, approximately 25 to 80
percent off of the cover price.
Money raised at the sale goes directly
to purchase books for classroom and
library materials that are distributed as
needed throughout the county. In addi-
tion, funds raised are used to purchase
books for the district's migrant and home-
less students as well as other student
populations with limited access to text
outside of school.4
he staff at the Regional Cancer
Center understand how frightening
and confusing a diagnosis of can-
cer can be. That is why they developed
a Cancer Nurse Navigator Program.
Navigation is a process of care man-
agement that begins when a person
receives a suspicious finding or a cancer
diagnosis. This one-on-one assistance
helps to ensure timely diagnosis and treat-
ment by addressing needs that may arise
during this experience.
Dedicated cancer navigators are
nurses with specialized knowledge of
specific cancers and a great compassion
for those struggling with cancer. The
Nurse Navigator functions as a liaison
to enhance the quality and continuity of
care and help guide through all of the
complexities that a diagnosis of cancer
Nurse navigators are currently available
for brain, breast, colorectal, lung, ovar-
ian/uterine and prostate cancers at the
Regional Cancer Center.
Navigators help you understand your
diagnosis and the treatment options you
have. They may coordinate tests and
medical appointments and will assist you
in accessing appropriate resources and
Nurse navigators empower patients by
gaining knowledge of site specific con-
cerns. They are your advocate.
Cancer Navigation Services are free
to individuals who are currently undergo-
ing treatment or have a history of breast
cancer. For more information call 343-
Rurteen Canterbury School
7th graders qualified for Duke
University Talent Search State
Recognition: Ahmed Ahad (Port
Charlotte), James Ahlemeier (Fort Myers
Beach), Irina Ahmad (Fort Myers), Dan
Bailey (Fort Myers), Ivan Guleff (Fort
Myers), Grace Keating (Fort Myers),
Phyllis Lee (Fort Myers), Isabel Leigh
(Fort Myers), Abigail Neill (Sanibel), Ben
Osterman (Fort Myers), Ariana Reynolds
(Fort Myers), Varun Varshney (Fort
Myers), Rachel Wohl (Fort Myers) and
Jesse Woodhull (Fort Myers). Sydney
Seif, also a 7th grader, qualified to par-
ticipate in the Duke Summer Academy
Students qualifying for this honor
scored at least 1,000 on the SAT (mini-
mum scores of 500 on both math and
English) and are in the top 20 percent of
students who tested. Over 61,000 7th
graders took the qualifying test.
Top students may be eligible to attend
the prestigious Duke TIP educational
programs, which encourage achievement,
creativity, and confidence. From weekend
mini-courses to three-week residential
programs on college campuses, Duke TIP
offers programs for many ages.<
F CU Office of Continuing
education & Off-Campus Programs
is offering a Spanish for Health &
Human Services Professionals interactive
four-session workshop. Participants learn
introductory Spanish phrases, progress-
ing to terminologies, vocabulary and
dialogues specific to health and human
Instructors are Genelle Grant, program
director for GRACE Project (Guatemalan
Rural Adult and Children's Education) in
Fort Myers, and Chris Gallagher, pro-
gram manager for FGCU's Continuing
Education and Off-Campus Programs
The workshop is 9 to 11 a.m.
Saturday, June 5, 12, 19 and 26 at
FGCU's Atrium Executive Center, 8695
College Parkway, Suite 1181, Fort
Eight contact hours are credited
through CE Broker and the State of
Florida's Boards of Nursing (ARNP, RN,
LPN, Clinical Nurse Specialist, CNA);
Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family
Therapy & Mental Health Counseling;
Psychology; Respiratory Care; Midwives;
and Florida Council on Dietetics and
Cost is $100, plus $22 for workbook
and CD. To register, call 425-3277, or
log onto http://registerce.fgcu.edu.4
Business Leaders Inducted Into
Junior Achievement Hall Of Fame
Kirby and Mason Wilhelm, Amelia Green,
Linda Uhler, Porter Goss and Samira
Richard Durnwald, Victoria Stephan, Tom Uhler, Jim Nathan, Connie Jones and Dilman
Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida recently inducted Jim Nathan, presi-
dent of Lee Memorial Health System, and Tom Uhler, a founding principal of
Uhler and Vertesch Financial Planners LLC, into the Business Hall of Fame
of Lee County during the 11th annual event at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point
Resort & Spa. The award recognized the business leaders for their professional
accomplishments and commitment to the community.0
f you're a
have to be active-
L involved in your
n ancial prepara-
tions for retirement
and that's true
single or married.
As a woman, you
have at least two
special considerations associated with
your retirement planning:
*You've got a longer life expectancy.
Women typically outlive men by about
seven years, according to the U.S.
National Center for Health Statistics
- and more years of life mean more
You may have less money in your
retirement plan. Women drop out of the
work force for an average of 12 years to
care for young children or aging parents,
according to the Older Women's League,
a research and advocacy group. This
time away from the workforce results in
women accumulating much less money
in their employer-sponsored retirement
plans, such as 401(k)s.
The prospect of a long, under-
funded retirement is not a pleasant one.
Fortunately, there's much you can do to
avoid this fate. For starters, know what's
going on in your financial situation. If you
are married, share the responsibility of
making investment decisions. What are
your retirement goals? Are the two of you
investing enough to eventually achieve
And where is the money going? You
must know the answers to these ques-
tions. You'll also need to know what you
could expect to receive if your husband
dies before you.
As a surviving spouse, you will likely
inherit all your husband's assets, unless
he has specifically named other people
- such as grown children from an earlier
marriage as beneficiaries. Nonetheless,
you can't just assume that all sources of
income that your husband receives will
automatically roll over to you. For exam-
ple, if your husband were to die before
you, you wouldn't get his Social Security
payments in addition to your own,
although you could choose to collect his
payments instead of yours. But if you
both earned close to the same income,
you might not get much of an increase in
Social Security benefits.
In any case, whether you're married
or single, here are some moves that can
"Max out" on your 401(k). If you
can afford it, invest the maximum amount
into your 401(k) and increase your con-
tributions every time your salary goes
up. Your 401(k) provides you with tax-
deferred earnings and a variety of invest-
Contribute to an IRA. Even if you
have a 401(k) or other employer-spon-
sored retirement plan, you might be eli-
gible to contribute to a traditional or Roth
IRA. A traditional IRA offers the potential
for tax-deferred earnings, while a Roth
IRA potentially grows tax-free, provided
you don't take withdrawals until you're
591/2 and you've had your account at
least five years. You can fund an IRA with
virtually any investment you choose.
Do whatever it takes to help ensure a
comfortable retirement and the sooner
you start planning, the better.
Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor
in Fort Myers. She can be reached at
Garv Trinna Jim Nathrn rnd Tom Ulhlir
Betsy Alderman and John Scanlon
Our email address is
Free Shred Event
ee Elder Abuse Prevention
Partnership (LEAPP) invites the
public to a community shred-a-
thon on Saturday, May 22. This event is
being held to advocate against financial
exploitation of seniors.
Free shredding of personal documents
will be provided by Secure Shredding,
Inc. at three different locations in Lee
County. Residents are invited to bring
materials for shredding to one of the fol-
Big John's Plaza in Cape Coral
from 9 to 11 a.m. (Shred truck will be
located in the parking lot facing SE 47th
Coconut Point in Estero from noon
to 2 p.m. (Shred truck will be located in
the parking lot behind Barnes and Noble,
facing U.S. 41).
Bell Tower Shops, Fort Myers from
3 to 5 p.m. (Shred truck will be located in
the Bank of America drive through park-
ing lot near Fresh Market).
The event is free and open to the
public (limit two boxes of documents
per person, no business or commercial
documents). Donations will be accepted
to benefit LEAPP, and LEAPP will raffle
a personal shredder at each location.
Volunteer members of LEAPP will be
on hand to assist participants and share
information about LEAPP.
For more information call 211 or
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Shrink-A-Thon Teams Lose Weight
And Raise Money For Charities
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Scott Zehner before
Scott Zehner after
Front row: Ilene Haun, Lora Ulrich, Bridgett Ashford; middle row: Pamm McKissick, Nikki
Timberlake, Ronda Seifer, Connie Ramos-Williams; back row: Marcy Moreno, Jeff
Sagorac, Dawn Terry, Debbie Irberseder, Scott Zehner. Not pictured: David Teets, Patty
Garmager, Chrissy Ropp, Cynthia Butler, Jamile Viera, Karen Deeds, Linda Shelman, Pat
Kolebas, Sandy Mason, Susan Van Horn, Talia Wiedman
L ora Ulrich, owner of The New You and Shrink-A-Thon organizer, announced the
results of the three-month weight loss fundraising competition. Teams competed
o lose weight, lose inches and raise money for charity. On Monday, April 26,
participants were recognized and awarded for raising the most money, losing the most
inches and losing the most percentage of body weight. Local charities were the biggest
winner of the night.
Wellness Seminar At Shell Point
Outdoor activities are good for the body and mind
Shell Point Retirement Community will host a wellness seminar focused on osteo-
porosis on Friday, June 4 at 2 p.m. The general public is invited to come learn
more about this topic, and what can be done to improve your health. Lynne
Fraser, Shell Point personal trainer, will be the presenter, and the event will take place
in the Grand Cypress Room of The Woodlands neighborhood at Shell Point.
"As we get older, our bodies get weaker, especially our bones," said Mary Franklin,
resort services manager at Shell Point. "This presentation is helpful because it focuses
on the affects of osteoporosis and arthritis, and how to improve your health with either
or both of these ailments. No matter who you are, as we age, most of us will be pre-
sented with this health issue, and being prepared for it and learning ways to improve it
are good to know at any age."
Ulrich says she got goosebumps as she read the results and announced the winners.
"Some of our participants went down four sizes, and were even able to reduce their
diabetes and cholesterol medication due to their healthier diets and lifestyle changes,"
said Ulrich. "Now, that's exciting!"
Teams met with Ulrich, health and lifestyle coach, weekly for 12 weeks to review
meal plans, choices and lifestyles changes. In those 12 weeks participants managed
to lose a combined total of 315 pounds and 265 inches. As if that wasn't enough, an
estimated $3,600 was raised for local charities including the Harry Chapin Food Bank,
American Heart Association and American Cancer Society.
Scott Zehner, owner of Zehner Peluso & Associates, and Bridgett Ashford of
Fowler, White & Boggs, were the Shrink-A-Thon's biggest losers. Zehner lost a total
of 39 pounds and more than 17 inches and Ashford lost 21.5 inches and 23 pounds.
Prizes for the winners were donated by the Hilton Garden Inn of Fort Myers, Cre8
Salon & Spa, The New You, USANA, Spada Salon & Spa and Massage Therapist
continued on page 30
Fraser will discuss how bones are the frame of your body, and how healthy bones
are essential to a healthier you. In addition to healthy bones and osteoporosis, Fraser
will discuss the affects of arthritis and how to improve your joint movement.
The event is free but seating is limited and a reservation is required. Call 454-2054
to RSVP or for further information.
Shell Point Retirement Community is located in Fort Myers just off Summerlin
Road, two miles before the Sanibel Causeway.0
Foundation Allocates $755,000
For Lee Memorial Cancer Facilities
L ee Memorial Health System Foundation has allocated over $755,845 to pro-
vide health system improvements and purchase life-saving equipment in its
An allocation of $500,000 was approved to refurbish Lee Memorial Hospital's
North Inpatient Oncology Unit. Funds will go to replace carpets, paint, furniture and
woodwork to provide a more appealing and comfortable environment for cancer
patients being treated in the 24-bed unit.
The sum of $101,527 was approved to purchase a Stryker Tower for pediatric
laparoscopic surgery. The new technology will provide specialty instruments and equip-
ment for use in the pediatric general and orthopedic emergency room areas. The spe-
cialized scopes provided with the tower measure only 2.9mm.
Three new EKG machines will be purchased for $35,626. They will be placed in
the HealthPark Medical Center emergency room areas where over 150 EKG proce-
dures are performed daily.
Two new GE Giraffe Omnibeds were approved for purchase with $86,692 allo-
cated from The Piper Buckley Memorial Fund. These beds serve as an environment
that closely replicates the womb for infants born prematurely. The beds will be housed
in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at The Children's Hospital of Southwest
Florida and will reduce diversions to Tampa and Miami and keep babies closer to
home for treatment.
An further $32,000 was approved for the purchase of a Gambro Prismaflex
System for the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) from funds raised through the
continued on page 32
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observed on May 31, as the
World Health Organization aims
to reduce the 5.4 million annual deaths
from tobacco-related health issues. The
*WHO encourages people to Make every
day World No Tobacco Day.
Every day is a no tobacco Day at Lee
Memorial Health System, as tobacco use
is prohibited on all system property.
"We want to encourage other com-
munity businesses to develop their own
tobacco-free policies for their employ-
ees and premises," says Sally Jackson,
. _system director of community projects.
"We encourage everyone to help make a
healthier community, to reduce the rate
of heart disease, heart attack, stroke, high
blood pressure and cancer and more.
Please, help us create a healthy, fit-friend-
ly Lee County."
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Virus On The Rise
L ee County Domestic Animal
Services (LCDAS) is urging all pet
owners to vaccinate their dogs for
parvo-virus. Animal control officers have
seen several cases among stray dogs in
the community and local clinics have
reported an increase in cases as well.
"The parvo-virus is highly contagious,
expensive to treat, and often fatal despite
treatment," warns LCDAS veterinarian,
PAWS Lee County, a low-cost clinic in
North Fort Myers, has seen quite a few
dogs with the illness recently. "We took
six calls over just one weekend," said
PAWS owner Theresa Ink, "and some of
the dogs had never been to a vet." These
owners learned a lesson the hard way
and that's something Animal Services and
local clinics want to see change through
preventive pet care, especially vaccina-
Parvo-virus is spread from dog to dog
by direct or indirect contact with their
feces. It can be especially severe in pup-
pies that are not protected by maternal
antibodies or vaccination. The common
signs are severe vomiting and diarrhea.
The virus can live in organic matter,
such as soil, for over a year. Victims of
this virus die of dehydration as the virus
attacks the intestinal lining.
It is extremely important to animal
shelters that the public vaccinate their
pets, as these are the same pets that
might end up at the shelter if they get
lost. LCDAS has taken a proactive role in
the community and, as always, vaccinates
all dogs entering the shelter against the
More information about proper pet
care is available at www.leelostpets.
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(239) 433-3900 in Lee and
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Melvin ID# 469433
'm Melvin, a two-year-old brindle mix and I love
brisk morning walks! If you adopt me we can start a
summer fitness program together. It's a great way to
stay in shape and bond at the same time. That's what
I want most to find someone special that can be my
best friend and companion. We can always be there for
each other whether we are playing or just hanging out.
My adoption fee is only $37.50 (half off the regular
adoption fee of $75 during the May Madness Adoption
Promotion at Lee County Domestic Animal Services).
My name is Sasha. I was just a wee little kitten when
I came to Animal Services. I've practically grown up
here at the shelter so I'm very anxious to get my forever
home. While I've been here everyone has been very
nice and given me lots of love. In fact, I love to give
hugs! I could share all my hugs you if you'd adopt me.
My adoption fee is also only $37.50 (half off the regular
adoption fee during May).
Sasha ID# 466981
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 still available.
The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m.
to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter
is located at 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers, next to
the Lee County Sheriff's Office, off Six Mile Cypress
All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, age-
appropriate vaccinations, rabies vaccination and county
license if three months or older, flea treatment, worm-
ing, heartworm test for dogs six months and over, feline
AIDS and leukemia test for cats, training DVD, 10-day
health guarantee, and a bag of Science Diet pet food.
The adoption package is valued at $500.0
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We are currently seeking applicants
for several volunteer positions,
If you are interested, please contact
Marguerite Jordan at 472-3644 Ext. 3
or visit our website www.crowclinic.org
A time-sensitive training is involved in all of our patent-care. We do
ask our volunteers to make a service commitment of 3 consecutive
months per year wth a minimum of 3-5 hours per week
SR 9/5 N TFN
BP STATION ON SANIBEL
Full-time manager. Must have
mechanical and computer knowledge
and enjoy dealing with the public.
Sales experience a plus. Salary $35,000.
Fax resume to 239-472-1878.
SR 4/30 B TFN
Phoebe's Nest is currently accepting
applications for teachers and assistants
for its Early Learning and Development
Programs. F/T and P/T positions available.
Experience or education in Early Childhood
Contact Beth Kindt at 239-472-6378 or
RS 5/7 V 5/28
Nights and Weekends ONLY
Fri. 3-9pm, Sat. 11-9pm, Sun. 10-6pm.
Must be customer friendly, experienced
with cash register, experienced in daily reports.
Call 472-1415, ask for Chris.
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Property Management & Care.
Home Watch Pool Service
SR 9/11 BTFN
While you are away by
retired architect, Sanibel resident.
SR 9/30 D TFN
(Carpentry, maintenance-tollets, faucets, ceiling fans, sliding doors, etc)
768-0569 or cell 464-6460
PERSONAL HOME CARE
Assist with transportation, meals,cleaning,
home/car maintenance. Excellent organiza-
tional skills. Island Resident.
Call Lisa 239-472-8875
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Sanibel Resident. 20 Years pc
Experience. Pc Troubleshooting, Data
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Detection & Removal. Free Initial
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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.
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Computer repair, setup, file recovery &
troubleshooting for home or office. 15 year
island resident. Guaranteed work & low
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Residential Cleaning to Satisfaction
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Precision Contracting Technologies Inc.
State Certified General Contractor for build-
ing permits and new construction services.
Call 407-383-8663 or 800-438-0237
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From page 23
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body. Acetaminophen is a possible drug mugger of
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ifene, cholestyramine, diabetic drugs, tea/coffee.
If you read this and just said, "Aha!" then get
approval from your doctor to supplement, or order
"micronutrient" testing. For pennies a day, you
can get your life back! If you decide to wait and
see if I'm right (and not replenish what the drug
mugger is stealing), then expect these so-called
side effects to get diagnosed as a new disease.
You'll get on a medication merry-go-round and it's
a hard ride to get off.
DID YOU KNOW:
Dulcolax Balance is a new OTC product used
to promote regularity and it's similar to Miralax.
This information is not intended to treat,
cure or diagnose your condition. Suzy Cohen is
the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and is a
registered pharmacist. To contact her, visit www.
From page 22
Ashford said, "It would be enough if this was
just about raising money for charity, but the
accompanying health benefits are amazing."
Ashford's doctor was able to reduce her cholester-
ol and diabetes medication, and plans to take her
off of the medication altogether if her cholesterol
and blood sugar levels stay as low as they are now.
"It's the lowest my numbers have been in seven
years," said Ashford.
For more info on how to sign up for the
next Shrink-A-Thon or inquire about holding a
Shrink-A-Thon for your charity, contact Lora
Ulrich at 898-4078 or go to www.TheNewYou.
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Lee County Sheriff's Office........................... 477-1200
Florida M arine 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 Symphony...................................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.............357-6755
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
Lee Trust for Historic Preservation ................939-7278
NARFE(National Active & Rtired Federal Employeeoos)................ ...... 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 M years Edison......................... ................. 694-1056
Fort M years 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
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Southwest Florida Museum of History... ......321-7430
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at Shell Point
The public is invited and many
of these events are FREE!
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Shell Point Tour & Presentation e
IL NMa\ 25 at 9:15 a.m. Maly 26 at 1:30 p.m.
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refreshments. Space is limited, so call 466-1131 to reserve %our place.
N -, Meet the Author: Robert N. Macomber moes .
Monday, May 24 at 10 a.m. The Woodlands at Shell Point
Local author Robert N. Macomber will return to The Academy at Shell Point on
May 24 with his newest book, The Darkest Shade of Honor. This thriller has some-
thing for everyone as it is set in New York City, Havana, Key West, Tampa, Sarasota
and the islands of Southwest Florida. His hands-on research is as fascinating as the
story he tells. You won't want to miss hearing about both, and then have the oppor-
tunity to buy a signed edition! Call 454-2054 to reserve your seat.
Signature Style Event Outdoor Spaces 40
a Tuesday, May 25 at 1:30 p.m. The Woodlands at Shell Point
Take advantage of your outdoor living space by extending you I'tci I luA Jc'igin tu
the outdoors. Join Robb & Stucky licensed Interior Designer
Domnick Minella and Patio General Manager Kim Southerland as
they share the latest trends in beautiful fabric and furnishings that
can be used in the home or outdoors. This event is free, but seating
is limited and reservations are required. Call 454-2054.
Sunset Cookout 0 "1
Tuesday, May 25 at 5 p.m. King's Crown Assisted Living on The Island at Shell Point
Kick off summer with a relaxing cookout as you enjoy a presentation about
Shell Point's Assisted Living options presented by Rita Southern, Director of
S ---. Living. The presentation will be followed by a tour of the It
Sward-winning facility. This is a chance for seniors and their fam-
ily members to learn about the amenities assisted living can
offer in an informal setting. The event is FREE, but seating is
S limited. To reserve your seat, call McKenzie at 454-2077.
^ (239) 466-13^a v1 muwww shellpointforg
Shell Point is located in Fort Myers. 2 miles before the Sanibel Causeway.
From page 23
Since Lee Memorial Health System
became tobacco free on November 19,
2009, Joan Carroll, director of health
advocacy, has seen more and more
employees encouraging their coworkers.
She hears constant praise and often wit-
nesses high-fives in the hallway.
"Since the beginning motions of
Tobacco Free Lee, we've had roughly
450 employees quit smoking," says
Carroll. "Encouraging stories are endless.
We even have one director who was able
to quit by her whole department cheering
Recently, the Lee County Health
Department received a grant from the
Florida Department of Health to fund
smoking cessation initiatives for the next
three years. Part of the grant will be
allocated to social networking groups in
middle schools and high schools, where
students will influence their peers to not
The following Lee County organiza-
tions are tobacco free or have pledged
to go tobacco free: Edison State College,
Lee County Health Department, SWFAS,
Lee Mental Health, Family Health
Centers of Southwest Florida, United
Way, Lee County Public Schools, Lehigh
Regional Medical Center, Church of the
Nazarene, Fort Myers, The Community
Holiness Church of Jesus of the Apostle
Faith, Alva Central Baptist Church, Fort
Myers, Chapel by the Sea, Fort Myers
From page 22
SWFL Wine & Food Fest. The new
equipment will support dialysis in children
and will be primarily utilized by a pediat-
ric nephrologist a new addition to The
Children's Hospital staff. This new system
and pediatric specialist hire will help pro-
vide care that was previously only avail-
able in Tampa and Miami.
All funds allocated were generated
through philanthropic dollars and the
ongoing support of the Southwest Florida
community. For information on cur-
rent needs within Lee Memorial Health
System or to make a personal or corpo-
rate gift, contact the foundation office at
Over the past two years, the founda-
tion has distributed more than $9.5 mil-
lion to Lee Memorial Health System to
support its lifesaving mission.,
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