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VOL. 9, No. 24 From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort Myers JUNE 18,2010
River District Is Venue For r
Peace By Piece Art Event June 19
Eddie's Ring by Susan
on and Tara Molloy of Riverside
Realty Group are hosting the Peace
by Piece art event at 3874 Harold v
Avenue, Fort Myers, from 5 to 9 p.m. on
Saturday, June 19. Some of the proceeds Leoma Lovegrove at The Bridge Youth Center
will go to the Ostego Bay Foundation to
help with oil spill clean up if needed. Lovegrove Paints It Black
Sara Leone grew up with a passion A anyone who has seen the artwork of Leoma Lovegrove knows that her can-
for all things old... drawn to nostalgia of Susan McDonald t.hvases are full of vibrant colors. But during a visit to The Bridge Youth Center
decades past. She has successfully owned in Fort Myers recently, something changed.
and operated a thrift store in Bonita Springs and contributed to The News- Press with As Lovegrove painted a fish on an oversize canvas, she suddenly asked Bridge
her own column, Finders Keepers. Now mom to a nine-year-old daughter, the corpo- Executive Director Melissa Terry if she had any black paint. Terry hauled out a five-
rate America refugee is busy making art again. gallon bucket. Lovegrove has never used black paint before and had shared that with
Southwest Florida's Stacey Brown, photographer, is known to wholeheartedly the teens in her closing statement to them during the Downtown Art Walk. After pray-
believes that chippy old paint, rusty things and vintage finds make the perfect scene ing with the youth about the oil spill and its effects on wildlife, she used the black paint
for a portrait. She is typically found lurking around thrift stores, in the woods with her to finish the art.
three daughters or creating in her cottage. "It was like dipping my hands into a bucket of oil," Lovegrove said. "I cried as I
A former junk and antiques collector, Brown appreciates all things vintage. She has finished the art, because all I could envision were the images I had seen earlier that day
been spotted rescuing old stuff off the street and recycling her finds in creative proj- on the news and in the newspapers of the oil drenched fish, dolphins, and birds."
ects. Recently, she decided that taking photographs of her favorite things makes better continued on page 32
continued on page 32
Catch & Release
Shark Fest: A Sure
Hit For Father's
On Saturday, June 19 and
Sunday, June 20 (Father's Day)
the streets will close and the
tents will go up for this year's Shark
Fest on Fort Myers Beach. Captain
Jack is bringing his family-oriented,
shark-themed street fair and shark tour-
nament extravaganza back to Old San
Carlos Boulevard from 3rd Street to the
waterfront, just two quick rights over
the Matanzas Bridge. The new Nervous
Nellie's Crazy Waterfront Eatery will
serve as the waterfront host to this
year's event. Arrive by car or boat for
this two-day, fun filled event.
Saturday, June 19 Shark Fest opens
with 770 ESPN Sports talk Reel Talk
Radio host Captain Rob Modys, broad-
casting his show live from 7 to 10 a.m.
While the dozens of vendors and boats
from local dealers are being set up for
Shark Fest, Capt. Rob will be interview-
ing teams live on air as they prepare for
the shotgun start of the Are You Man
Enough Shark Challenge 4. At 10 a.m.,
the magic begins. Shark Fest opens to
the public and families are encouraged to
come early. It is free for all but first come,
The first 50 kids who
sign up get a free fishing
pole, tackle and bait.
first served for the free children's fishing
derby at 2 p.m. from Nervous Nellie's.
The first 50 kids that sign up get a free
fishing pole, tackle and bait. This year's
poles were donated by Wholesale Fishing
Tackle in loving memory of Capt. Skip
Stafford. The bait as well as the Shark
Challenge teams is provided by Catch
'Um Bait and Tackle. The winners of the
kids derby will be presented with trophies
provided by Nervous Nellie's. There is a
special prize if one of the kids catches a
Vendors will line the streets of the
fair, and ATVs, jet skis and boats will be
on display from Sun Sports Cycle and
Watercraft. There will be live music all
day, each day. Americom, a Sprint Nextel
retailer, is providing a stadium-sized LED
screen to be located center stage which
will show highlights of the shark action as
it happens. There will be a bounce house
for the kids, face painting, games with
prizes, contests and raffles.
Then on Sunday, because it's Father's
Day, Shark Fest will provide a real treat
for dads, kids and moms. Shark Fest
opens at 10 a.m. with all the vendors,
music and activities. On the Jumbo-tron
will be highlights of the first ever Are
You Man Enough Sudden Death Shark
Challenge. The top five teams from
Saturday will return Sunday morning to
battle it out in this first of its kind shark
competition. Everyone will get to watch
the action as it is taking place. Team stats
will be posted on the screen with the
shark video and the crowds can pick their
favorite team and follow the action as
teams compete for the big prize.
Sun Sports Cycle and Watercraft will
be demonstrating their jet skis and jet
boats for all to see. Under the category of
"don't try this at home, these are trained
professionals," Sun Sports will put on a
show that will have everyone on the edge
of their seats.
This will be a great day for dad with
the Sudden Death Shark Challenge, jet
ski stunt show, games, boats, ATVs and
watercraft on display, and special pricing
on Land Shark Lager for dads.
After the Sun Sports Show, the
awards banquet for the Shark Challenge
will take place under the main tourna-
ment tent. It is open to the public and a
charity raffle and auction will be held to
benefit the Fort Myers Grotto, an arm of
the Free Masons Organization. A portion
of the proceeds from Shark Fest, The
Are You Man Enough Shark Challenge,
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Sunday, June 20
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Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now:
Fort Myers" First
Modern Fire Station
by Gerri Reaves
L IlA In 1915, Fort Myers
.-' made a big leap forward
in fire protection when
it built its first modern fire
station at Anderson Avenue
(now Dr. Martin Luther
King, Jr. Boulevard) and
i The building was fire-
proof construction and rein-
Until then, the department operated from
Hendry and Oak (now Main) streets, where it had
been leasing space in the Roberts Building for
$108 per year.
In the mid-1950s, this fire station replaced the city's first modern one. It too will soon be replaced by another station to be con-
structed nearby photo by Gerri Reaves
This fire station shown in this undated photo was built in 1915 at Lee Street and Anderson Avenue (now Dr. Martin
Luther King, Jr. Boulevard). Over the years, additions were made to the structure.
courtesy of Southwest Florida Historical Society
Only 14 years before, the Fort Myers Fire Department had
been born as a volunteer force after two disastrous fires. One fire
completely destroyed the Carrie Bass house, occupied by Dr. and
Mrs. William B. Winkler. Less than two weeks later, a fire con-
sumed Captain Robert Lilly's home.
What was the town's firefighting technology of that time?
Hand-held buckets. Citizens knew that an out-of-control fire
could wipe out all of downtown if the wind cooperated. The fires
reminded the town of the risks of a lack of fire preparedness.
Consequently, that volunteer force raised money and pur-
chased a fire engine, the Andrew Jackson, a Waterous 4-cylinder,
48-horsepower Button handpumper.
Every few years, the department upgraded its equipment to
meet the rapidly expanding demands of a growing community.
Shortly before the 1915 station opened, the city bought its
first motorized fire-fighting apparatus, an American La France
dubbed "Johnny Johns," after OL Johns, who died serving as the
chief of the Fort Myers Volunteers.
That engine pumped 750 gallons per minute an astounding
feat compared to the bucket-brigade technology of only a few
The department reached another milestone in 1920 when
Corley B. Bryant was appointed the first full-time paid fire chief.
He was paid $150 per month and authorized to hire six men at
$110 per month. The six would be paid additional sums for each
In 1922, the fleet gained a second engine, another American
La France, but with a self-starter.
Another progressive move in the early 1920s was the installa-
tion of a Gamewell fire-alarm system at 20 points throughout the
city. Two blasts signaled that a fire was out. Three blasts was the
firemen's call, and five blasts signaled a system test.
In 1926, the booming city purchased an American La France
that pumped an amazing 1,000 gallons per minute. The engine
was gasoline powered and chain driven.
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Summer Camps In Fort Myers
by Marc DiBenedetto, Islund Sun Summer Intern
School is out for summer and that means kids are running wild with nothing to
do. Give them some great controlled fun in a learning atmosphere with some
of these great summer camps around Fort Myers.
John Robinson Soccer School
Session I July 26-30; 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Session II August 2-6; 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Cost: $195 or $300 for both sessions
For boys and girls ages 6-14
Instructors: John Robinson and Phil Morris
Receive a John Robinson goody bag
Bring water and a snack.
Description: John Robinson played professional soccer for 15 years including three
years in the English Premier League for Charlton; he also played for the Wales nation-
al team for seven years making 30 appearances. His "British Invasion" to the U.S.
started by leading the Canterbury soccer team to an undefeated season in the 2008-
09 school year. His soccer school is amongst the best in Florida and certainly in Lee
County. Even if your kid isn't the next David Beckham he or she will most certainly
have a great time.
Visit www.canterburyfortmyers.org/page.cfm?p= 731
Location: Canterbury Soccer Fields, 8141 College Parkway, Fort Myers
June 28-July 2; 9 a.m. noon
For boys and girls entering grades 2-12
Instructor: Carrie Lundy
Description: This is an all-skills clinic for beginning through advanced levels. All
campers will be grouped with campers of similar skill level, which will maximize their
learning. Throughout this camp we will cover individual skills, such as passing, setting,
attacking, blocking, and defending.
Visit www.canterburyfortmyers.org/page.cfm?p= 731
Location: Canterbury Gymnasium, 8141 College Parkway, Fort Myers
Camp F.I.T. Fitness Interactive Training
June 28-July 2, July 6-9, July 12-16, July 19-23, July 26-30, August 2-6, 9 a.m.
- 3 p.m.
No class July 5
Boys and girls ages 7-18
Instructors: Chris Casey and Deborah Zornow
Description: Do you want to get into better condition for an upcoming sport? Do
you want to maintain your fitness level during the summer? Have you been trying to
lose weight and eat healthier but haven't been successful? If you said yes to any of
these questions, then Camp F.I.T. is for you!
Visit www.canterburyfortmyers.org/page.cfm?p= 731
Location: Canterbury Gymnasium, 8141 College Parkway, Fort Myers
Session I July 12-16; 8:30-11:30 a.m.
For boys and girls entering grades 2-3
Session II July 19-23; 8:30-11:30 a.m.
For boys and girls entering grades 4-6
Instructors: Amy Rybicki and Elizabeth Sparacino
Description: This week-long camp will focus on fundamental tennis skills and strate-
gies. Campers will learn the core strokes of the forehand, backhand, serve and volley.
Participants will also learn the scoring process of tennis. The goal of this program is to
give participants a fun introduction to this wonderful, lifetime sport.
Visit www.canterburyfortmyers.org/page.cfm?p= 731
Location: Canterbury Tennis Courts, 8141 College Parkway, Fort Myers,
FIDDLESTICKS COUNTRY CLUB
June 28-July 1, July 5-8, July 19-22, July 26-29, August 2-5, August 9-12, August
Monday Thursday, 10 a.m. 3 p.m.
Cost: $150 per week, discounts for multiple children
Instructors: Jeff Diggs, Leigh Bradwell, Mike Wardell, Danielle Morris
Description: Come enjoy the great atmosphere of Fiddlesticks Country Club,
Lunches will be available or you can bring your own lunch. Bring swimwear and towel
Location: Fiddlesticks Tennis Courts, 15391 Cannongate Drive, Fort Myers
BISHOP VEROT HIGH SCHOOL
Hoopschool (Basketball Camp)
June 28-July 1
Monday Thursday 9 a.m. 4 p.m.
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Summer Camp At Estates
Movie Making Magic and ESI Edison Science Investigation at Estates Inventors' Summer
)r budding rocket scientists, film makers, animators and science detectives,
registration is still open for Estates Inventors' Summer Camp at the Edison &
Ford Winter Estates. The estates is a living lab where every project engages the
campers in the sciences, arts, and history to ask questions and discover the answers
for themselves while having fun.
Week-long camps continue through August 13. Camp hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday through Friday. Camps are open for grades 1st through 6th and sessions
are separated by grade levels; 1st through 3rd, and 4th through 6th. Cost for estates
members is $200; non members $230. Scholarships are available.
The Estates Inventor Summer Camp schedule is:
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Fort Myers High
Among Top 100
L ee County Public Schools announced
that Fort Myers High School has
een ranked 71st up 28 spots
from last year by Newsweek magazine
in its annual rankings of the best high
schools in America. This is yet another
honor in a long list of honors earned by
"I cannot adequately express how
proud I am of Fort Myers High the stu-
dents, faculty, administration and support
staff," said Dr. James Browder, superin-
tendent of schools. "Fort Myers High has
been a model for other schools locally,
statewide and nationally and it's a great
honor to be considered one of America's
Top 100 schools."
This honor is nothing new for Fort
Myers High the school routinely appears
in Newsweek magazine's list of top high
schools, being ranked 99th last year. Fort
Myers High is the only Southwest Florida
high school ranked in the top 100.
Newsweek magazine ranks the
nation's high schools each year by taking
the total number of Advanced Placement,
International Baccalaureate or Cambridge
(AICE) tests given at a school and divid-
ing that total by the number of graduating
seniors. The reason they choose this
continued on page 14v
From page 2
That superbly built engine is on exhibit at the Southwest Florida Museum of History,
just across Lee Street from the station where it was in service for so many years. It still
Four decades after the fire department moved into its first modern station, the city
approved the construction of a new station. The 1915 structure was moved across
Anderson as temporary headquarters while the new station went up on the same site in
Soon, that station will be demolished, and with it much proud Fort Myers history.
Walk down to MLK Boulevard and Lee Street to visit the site where 95 years ago
the city built a modern facility dedicated to firefighting.
Then walk a few steps to the Southwest Florida Museum of History at 2031 Jackson
Street, where you can see the Johnny Johns and learn about firefighting history.
Be sure to see the Tutankhamun: Wonderful Things from the Pharaoh's Tomb
exhibit, extended to August 15 by popular demand.
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 historical resource, the Southwest Florida Historical
Society at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, where you can research local or family history.
Do you have copies of The Caloosahatchian, the yearbook of Fort Myers High
School? The society would appreciate your help in completing their collection. Contact
them at 939-4044 or drop by on Wednesday or Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon.
Sources: The Story of Fort Myers by Karl H. Grismer, Fort Myers Fire
Department: Nine Decades of Service, and the archives of the Southwest Florida
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Mack Says BP Can't
Be Trusted To Handle Oil Disaster
Congressman Connie Mack addresses the crowd near the Sanibel Fishing Pier. Behind
him are Robbie and Geoffrey Roepstorff, Councilman Jim Jennings, Councilman Marty
Harrity, Mike Valiquette of PURRE, and Jennifer Valiquette
by Anne Mitchell
During a press conference on a pristine Sanibel beach Monday, Florida
Congressman Connie Mack voiced his anger and frustration over the Gulf of
Mexico oil spill and the ineffective clean-up methods being used.
"Although everything is fine and great and beautiful here in Southwest Florida and
we are open for business... there are other parts of the gulf that are not," he said.
Mack said he's angry not only at BP but at the federal government and that both
should be doing more to stop the flow of oil and protect the gulf shores. He said he
doesn't trust BP to handle the situation.
"The Obama Administration needs to hear loud and clear we expect all resources
to be used for the clean-up of this disaster and for President Obama to use his position
to lead in this effort," Mack said, whether it is by using the military, FEMA, the army
corps of engineers or other government agencies.
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I just met a man who manufactures r .
boom in Bonita Springs. This is one example
of where there are resources available"
that are not being used. Mack said if the
oil comes ashore in Southwest Florida, he
doesn't want to learn that boom is still in a
warehouse in Bonita Springs.
He said there is enough blame to go
around in current and past administrations
and Congresses. "
Among those present were Sanibel City
Councilmen Jim Jennings and Marty Harrity,
and Mike Valiiquette, chairman of PURRE 01.: . "
(People United to Restore our Rivers and '
James Wilson of North Fort Myers was
also there. He said afterwards that he has 7
spoken with BP representatives three times
about a solution he claims would shut off the <
outpouring of oil. He said they were inter-
ested in his theory but have not said they will 0 -
use it. Wilson describes himself as a welder
and fabricator and says BP engineers aren't i W d sl T
thinking outside the box. .I
'Tween Waters Inn on Captiva has
launched a Clean Tween Policy that provides James Wilson of North Fort Myers says he
guests a per-diem refund, including taxes, has talked several times to BP officials to
should the beaches of Captiva Island be suggest a way to stop the gusher
closed by state or federal officials due to oil
concerns. Jeff Shuff, general manager, hopes
it will encourage the public to go ahead with vacation plans.
In addition, as part of a daily monitoring program, the live beach camera at 'Tween
Waters Inn (www.tween-waters.com/beachcam) reports no oil or traces of oil on
Captiva beaches, Shuff noted. The resort is providing all recognized media resources
worldwide free use of its live beach cam feed upon request.
Earlier, Royal Shell Vacations launched a similar refund program for clients booking
vacation rental homes and condos.
Last Friday, a group of people held a vigil on Sanibel's Algiers Beach to "chant,
pray, send positive thoughts, visualize, dance, meditate... for our beautiful gulf, all its
creatures, life forms and our islands," according to Maureen Watson, who sent out
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Kiwanis Trains New Class Of Officers
The 2010-2011 Kiwanis club officers and leaders join together for day of training.
On June 5, more than 20 leaders from the 16 Kiwanis clubs from Lee
County and Labelle joined together for a day of training at the Boy Scouts
of America office in Fort Myers. These leaders will help guide over 550
Kiwanis members in service to the community.
"Though these individuals won't officially take office until October 1, the train-
ing educated attendees on the numerous tasks to do in the upcoming months," said
Kiwanis Division 19 Lt. Gov. Bruce Boyd, "One of the items discussed was our state-
wide service project, which will be to combat childhood hunger."
At Bay Oaks
Fancy Flamingo Antiques umba has been a huge hit at
Bay Oaks Recreation Center on
ANTIQUES Z-Fort Myers Beach. It is so popu-
lar, Bay Oaks will still be offering two
COLLECTABLES classes. The 6:30 p.m. start time for
the Tuesday and Wednesday classes has
ANTIQUES been changed to 6 p.m. The cost for
each class is $5 for non-members and
$4 for members.
The Zumba program fuses Latin
rhythms and dancing and easy-to-follow
moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness
Zumba participants achieve long-term
benefits in one exciting hour of calorie-
burning, body-energizing, awe-inspiring
movements. For more information call
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2259 Widman Way
Historic Downtown Fort Myers
Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one
child and one community at a time. Founded in 1915, Kiwanis and its sponsored ser-
vice organizations, including CKI at the college level, Key Club at the high school level,
Builders Club at the middle school level, K-Kids at the elementary school level, and
Aktion Club for adults with disabilities, dedicate more than six million volunteer hours
annually to strengthen communities and provide service to children.
To find a Kiwanis club in Lee County or Labelle, visit www.kiwanisl9.com, call
Bruce Boyd at 239-369-3775 or e-mail email@example.com
Kiwanians Learn About
Big Brothers Big Sisters Organization
Matt Ponzio, president, Gateway to the Islands Kiwnais Club with guest speaker Toby
Toby Buerger, vice president of programs for Big Brothers Big Sisters was the
guest speaker at the Gateway to the Islands Kiwanis Club's June 8 meeting.
Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) is a one-to-one mentoring program that
fosters self-esteem, trust and positive relationships in at-risk youth ages five to 17.
BBBS offers two mentoring programs: Community-based and Littles for Literacy.
Community-based is the traditional program in which positive adult role models share
everyday experiences with their littlees" Participants undergo an in-depth interview
before being matched with someone of the same gender. Currently, BBBS has 180
Community-based matches in Lee County, and an additional 200 kids on the waiting
list. Of the total, 175 are boys.
Littles for Literacy takes place on-site at elementary and middle schools. Bigs meet
with their little for one hour a week during the school year to focus on academics and
build social skills. Children are referred by teachers or guidance counselors. BBBS has
200 school-based matches in Lee County.
While the organization relies on FGCU students, high-school students and empty
nesters to volunteer as Bigs, they always need more help. In addition, they are looking
for new board members. To find out more, visit the Web site at www.hereforthekids.
Gateway to the Islands Kiwanis Club meets every Tuesday at 11:45 a.m. at the
Sunshine Seafood Cafe. Guests are always welcome. For details on joining the
Gateway to the Islands or any of the other 16 Kiwanis Clubs in Lee County or
LaBelle, call Viki or Terry Luster at 415-3100 or visit www.kiwanisgtti.com.,
THERIVER JUNE 18, 2010 7
Celebrate the return of the purple martins at the Bar Association Bistro in downtown
Register to win door prizes at NAPA Auto Center's grand opening on June 23
If you are traveling by boat, marine
dockage for Nellie's patrons is free at the
Snug Harbour Marina with dock atten-
dant assistance. The GPS coordinates are
26"27'23.41" N 81"57'15.18" W.
Nervous Nellie's Crazy Waterfront
Eatery is located at 1131 First Street in
the historic Baywalk district. Call 463-
On Wednesday, June 23, eat for free
at NAPA Auto Center in downtown
Fort Myers. The grand opening celebra-
tion runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stop
by for free hamburgers and hotdogs and
register to win door prizes.
The family-owned and operated auto
shop is a full-service center with experi-
enced automotive professionals who keep
up with today's technology. They also
offer shuttle service, loaner cars, service
reminders and courtesy checks.
The new NAPA Auto Care Center is
located at 2345 Dr. Martin Luther King
Boulevard. Call 334-3575 or go www.
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The months of June and July are
truly purple martin times. The
birds arrive to roost in the trees
across from The Bar Association
Bistro every evening around 8 p.m.
They do their dance in the air for
approximately 40 minutes and then dive
into the trees for the night.
Owners Ron Kopko and Mark
Solomon are offering a Purple Martin
Cocktail each evening consisting of
Champagne and pomegranate juice. For
a bit of added fun, the first person to be
"dropped" on each night will win a raffle
Kopko and Solomon are also hosting
the fourth annual Purple Martin Festival
on July 9, 10 and 11. There will be
hot dogs and snow cones sold on the
sidewalk in front of the restaurant in the
historic Peeples Court. Coinciding with
the restaurant's festival, the Audubon
Society is hosting a bird walk. The Bar
Association Bistro is handing out free bird
whistles that weekend to the first 100
people who arrive.
The Bar Association Bistro is located
at 1609 Hendry Street, Fort Myers. It is
open for lunch Tuesday through Friday
from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner
Thursday through Saturday from 5 to 9
p.m. Call 334-8080.
While in downtown's River District,
browse through the eclectic collection
at Fancy Flamingo Antiques. Owner
Jesse Williams' shop consists of three
large rooms with a wide range of quality
antiques, collectibles and consignments.
Fancy Flamingo Antiques is located at
2259 Widman Way. It is open Tuesday
through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Father's Day is Sunday, June 20,
so treat dear ol' Dad to a gourmet
brunch or dinner at The Sandy Butler
Restaurant. Brunch is served from 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. with dinner from 5 to 9
p.m. Each four-course meal includes a
complimentary Bellini or mimosa and
gourmet chocolates from Norman Love
Confections. The cost for brunch is $30
If you prefer to celebrate with Dad
at home, pick up the Surf and Turf
Gourmet Market Special: a 10-ounce
ribeye and a half-pound of shrimp for
only $12.99. The offer is valid through
The Sandy Butler Gourmet Market
and Restaurant is located at 17650 San
Carlos Boulevard, Fort Myers. For reser-
vations and information, call 482-6765
or go to www.SandyButler.com.
Taking Dad to the Are You Man
Enough? Shark Challenge in Fort Myers
Beach this weekend? Stop by Nervous
Nellie's Crazy Waterfront Eatery for
one of their famous over-stuffed sand-
wiches or an ice-cold beer upstairs at
Ugly's Waterside Bar, the place where
"everyone gets prettier."
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by Gerri Reaves
Sweetbay magnolia's (Magnolia
virginiana) glorious white flow-
ers appear in spring and summer,
individually on the branch ends. Cup-
shaped and fragrant, the flowers have
six to nine creamy petals and are two to
three inches across.
In South Florida, sweetbay magnolia
is evergreen. The deep-green leaves,
striking flowers and reddish cones give it
The seeds provide food for birds and
the tree is the host plant for the eastern
tiger swallowtail butterfly.
The leaves are about four inches long
with contrasting silvery green undersides.
The trunk is light gray.
A native to swampy habitats, sweetbay
is a good choice for a wet landscape, a
pond-side planting, or to frame a water
With its columnar formation, it adds
vertical accents to the landscape, reaching
a height of 20 to 30 feet.
Take special care when using garden-
ing tools and machines around this tree's
delicate thin bark.
This low-maintenance tree is generally
pest resistant and moderately drought
tolerant. However, it has poor tolerance
for salt in the air or soil. Give it full sun to
Sweetbay magnolia produces large lemony scented flowers
Propagate sweetbay magnolia with
soft-wood cuttings or the fleshy scarlet
seeds contained in the small cones.
Sources: Native Florida Plants by
Robert G. Haehle and Joan Brookwell;
A Gardener's Guide to Florida's Native
Plants by Rufino Osorio; and hort.ufl.edu.
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area to provide immediate relief
for people affected in the event of a
Feeding America, the nation's larg-
est domestic hunger-relief charity, and
Abbott, the global health care company,
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relief packs containing donated Abbott
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preparation for the 2010 hurricane sea-
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Local food banks serve an important
role in providing immediate relief in com-
munities impacted by hurricanes. The
food packs will be distributed directly to
Volunteers from participating food
banks will turn more than 120 tons of
Abbott-donated nutritional products into
a total of 6,400 disaster relief packs,
designed for various family sizes and age
ranges. Supplies will include Pediasure,
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Harry Chapin Food Bank will receive pal-
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If the donated supplies are not needed
for disaster relief this season, the food
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New Head Of
Summit Christian School welcomes
John DeMaster as head of school
commencing July 1.
DeMaster will act as the chief execu-
tive officer of the school and will report
directly to the Summit Board of Trustees.
DeMaster brings a wealth of experi-
ence from a broad range of Christian
schools. Under his leadership Summit
Christian School will continue in its mis-
sion of providing a high quality education
that effectively integrates Biblical truths in
all areas of life.
DeMaster is a veteran administra-
tor, with over 33 years of experience in
Christian schools. He earned his BA in
education from Dordt College in Sioux
Center, Iowa, and after a term of military
service, his MA in elementary school
administration from the University of St.
Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota.
His background includes extensive
study in the areas of mathematics and
chemistry. DeMaster is a credentialed
teacher with certification and experience
in the upper elementary levels.
Summit Christian School serves stu-
dents PK3 to 8th grade at its Fort Myers
campus and students PK2, 3, and 4 at
its Sanibel Community Church campus.
Both campuses offer a free VPK pro-
inventory, providing extra assistance to
people struggling with hunger on an
Feeding America supplies food to
more than 37 million Americans each
year, including 14 million children and 3
million seniors. More than 200 member
food banks support 61,000 agencies that
address hunger in all of its forms.
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The Harry Chapin Food Bank can
be contacted at 334-7007 or www.har-
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Local Finalists In
Hall Of Fame
arah Owen of Fort Myers and
Nancy K'ian of Port Charlotte are
being honored for their unstop-
pable energy and perseverance.
In March, baseball Hall of Famer
Cal Ripken, Jr. and Energizer began a
national search for the next member of
the Energizer Keep Going Hall of Fame,
a program dedicated to celebrating
everyday people who live with the same
spirit and enthusiasm as the Energizer
Bunny. From more than 1,200 submis-
sions, Owen and K'ian are two of 100
semifinalists in the running to become the
2010 inductee into the Energizer Keep
Going Hall of Fame.
Owen is dedicated to fighting home-
lessness and hunger in Southwest Florida
in innovative ways. Last summer, she
launched a sustainable customer choice-
centered model for long-term hunger
elimination. She's working to decrease
the stigma attached with soup kitchens
so more members of the community will
accept the help they need.
She has started backpack programs to
feed more than 1,000 local school chil-
dren who would otherwise go hungry on
the weekends. So far, more than 20,000
citizens have received emergency food
through a mobile food pantry system she
created to bring the food to the people
instead of asking them to travel to a
pantry. Throughout her effort, Owen has
learned to disregard the naysayers and
to keep persevering to not only help as
many people as possible but to change
the way people view the issue.
Friends say Nancy K'ian's energy is
contagious as she steps into the class-
room every day to teach belly dancing to
seniors. K'ian created Belly-Dancercise, a
dance-fitness program based on modified
belly dance movements for women of all
shapes, sizes and ages. Belly-Dancercise
helps improve balance, coordination
and muscle toning and increases flex-
ibility, calorie burning and provides stress
relief for senior students. Now, K'ian is
turning 60-, 70-, and 80-year-olds into
fast-dancing, quick-stepping, hip-banging
belly dancers. She even takes her classes
on the road, performing at fundraisers,
charity events, retirement homes and
schools. Her students say K'ian's unstop-
pable energy is an inspiration to everyone
The goal of the Energizer Keep Going
Hall of Fame is to create a place where
the inspirational stories of everyday
people can live. Baseball's Ironman Cal
Ripken, Jr., who holds the record for
the most-consecutive games ever played
(2,632), was the inaugural inductee in
This year, the program's fifth anniver-
sary, people wrote in by the hundreds
about their friends, family members,
neighbors, teachers, coworkers and more
who live everyday with optimism and
"We are honored to hear how people
all across the country relate personally
with the spirit of the Energizer Bunny,"
said Jim Olsen, Vice president of market-
ing for Energizer North America. "We
couldn't be prouder of this year's 100
semifinalists, who truly bring that perse-
verance to life."
Owen and K'ian now move on to
the second round of judging, which will
narrow the 100 semifinalists down to
10 finalists. Then, it's up to America to
determine the 2010 winner by voting for
their favorite at www.energizer.com/hall-
offame. Voting begins July 6 and extends
through August 20. Each vote triggers a
$1 donation, up to $10,000, to the Cal
Ripken, Sr. Foundation, an organization
dedicated to helping disadvantaged youth
through baseball-themed programs.
The 2010 inductee will receive a
$10,000 cash prize plus a $5,000 dona-
tion to his or her favorite charity. That
person will also be formally honored at
an induction ceremony with Ripken in
September at the Energizer Keep Going
Hall of Fame in St. Louis, Missouri.
To read more, visit www.energizer.
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10 THERIVER JUNE18,2010
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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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.
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THERIVER JUNE 18, 2010 11
Partners With Meals On Wheels
MARVIN E. MOEN (1925-2010)
Marvin Ellsworth Moen, 85, of
Fort Myers, Florida, drew his
first deep breath of eternity on
June 8, 2010. He died peacefully at
HealthPark Medical Center, surrounded
by his family. He is a former resident of
Sanibel, Florida and Sioux City, Iowa.
Marvin was born to Annie and Mikkel
Moen on April 6, 1925 in Sioux City.
He graduated from Central High in June
1943 and was drafted into the United
States Army in July of the same year. He
served as a staff sergeant in the field artil-
lery in the South Pacific, mainly in charge
of a message center. Marvin was honor-
ably discharged in February 1945.
On December 6, 1947 Marvin mar-
ried Marilyn Bjordal in Sioux City. The
couple had two sons, Michael and Marc.
Marvin worked as a butcher at
Rodeen's Grocery; a route salesman at
Metz Baking Company, for many years;
and as a real estate agent at Homeland
Realty, until retiring in 1997. Marvin and
Marilyn moved to Sanibel, Florida where
they lived until moving to Cypress Cove
in Fort Myers, Florida in 2009.
Marvin is survived by his wife of 63
years, Marilyn, of Fort Myers; sons Mike
of Des Moines, Iowa and Marc (partner
Bobby Jett) of Iowa City, Iowa; grand-
daughter Brooke Moen of Oakland,
California; grandsons Andrew and
Christopher Moen of Iowa City; nephews
Don (Valetta) Hauge of Sioux City; Jeff
(Linda) Watt of Sioux City; John (Marian)
Guzallis of Grand Island, Nebraska; Terry
(Sandy) Guzallis of Omaha, Nebraska;
Joe Bjordal (partner Ken Hahn) of
Minneapolis, Minnesota; Mike Bjordal of
Chicago, Illinois; Kelly (Sharon) Bjordal
of Eagan, Minnesota; Peter Pierson of
Fairbanks, Alaska; and Chris (Becky)
Pierson of Plymouth, Minnesota; nieces
Arlie (Bob) Birney of Bloomington,
Minnesota; Beverly Buttermore of
Wichita, Kansas; Karen (Denny) Jensen
of Littleton, Colorado; Becky (Chris)
Kersting of Yuba City, California; Chriss
(Ed) Camenzend of Sioux City; Jacque
Watt of Waterloo, Iowa; and Judy Watt
of West Des Moines, Iowa; sisters-in-
law Norma (John) Pierson of Plymouth,
Minnesota and Pat Bjordal of Chippewa
Falls, Wisconsin; and former daughters-
in-law Kirsty Moen of Okoboji, Iowa and
Monica Moen of Iowa City.
He was preceded in death by his
parents, Mikkel and Annie Moen; sisters
Clara (Al) Hauge, Agnes (Cliff) Watt,
Kalma (Olin) Martin, and Margaret (John)
Myers, Bretthotlz & Company, PA staff
he entire staff of Myers, Brettholtz
& Company, PA, certified public
accountants and business con-
sultants has volunteered as Meals on
Wheels drivers for the summer.
All 24 employees of the 30-year-old
accounting firm will partner to deliver
meals three days a week throughout the
Guzallis; nephews Tom Watt and Dick
Watt and brother-in-law Joseph Earle
Celebration of life services were to be
held at the Chapel of Cypress Cove, Fort
Myers, Florida on Thursday, June 17 at
2 p.m. A graveside service will take place
later in Sioux City, lowa.
erry Hyder passed away at Hope
Hospice, Shell Point on June 3,
Jerry was born in East Liverpool, Ohio
in 1929 to Fred and Thelma Hyder. He
was preceded in death by three broth-
ers and three nephews. He is survived
by a sister, Becky Rice (husband Curt),
of Glendora, California; eight nephews
and nieces; wife Joann of 56 years;
daughter Pamela Hyder of Sanibel; son
Mark Hyder; and grandchildren Hanna
Hyder and Hunter Hyder of Aiken, South
Jerry graduated from East Liverpool
High School in 1947. He received
a BA from Westminster College in
Pennsylvania and a MEd from the
Univeristy of Pittsburgh.
He served in the U.S. Marine Corps
during the Korean War from 1951 to
Jerry worked for PPG Industries in
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the coating
division for 29 years as sales and market-
He was a member of East Liverpool,
Ohio Hall of Fame, a 50-year member of
Masonic Lodge 769 of Pennsylvania and
a member of FISH of Sanibel.
Burial was at Robinson Run Cemetery
in McDonald, Pennsylvania.
Memorials may be sent to Hope
Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort
Myers, FL 33908, or to FISH, 1630B
Perwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957.4
Meals on Wheels is run by Community
Cooperative Ministries, Inc. (CCMI)
CCMI is also the umbrella agency for
the soup kitchen and food pantry, senior
transportation, montessori preschool and
social and homeless services. The non-
profit agency serves Fort Myers and the
greater Lee County area, including Bonita
Springs, Cape Coral and Lehigh Acres.
From page 10
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
"We are so proud of our team for 100
percent participation in this program,"
said Steve Brettholtz, president and share-
holder of the Fort Myers-based firm. "Our
community needs our help now more
than ever and we are happy to give back
in this small way."
For more information regarding Meals
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by Capt. Matt
D despite there
around most of last
week, catching or
even hooking one
on my boat was
tough to almost
impossible. I could
just not get them
to eat. Talk about frustrating, seeing and
pitching baits to rolling fish for hours
without a taker.
Tarpon could be found gulfside from
Captiva all the way up Cayo Costa.
These pods were moving up and down
the beaches from 50 feet out to a half-
mile out. Using the trolling motor I had
lots of shots at fish but could just not
Cape Coral Parks & Recreation will
present hands-on fishing camp
for children, teaching the basics
of fishing, including rods and reels, cast-
ing, rules and regulations, and how to
bait their own hook.
In addition, the children will have
the chance to fish from the Cape Coral
Yacht Club pier each day and cool down
in the pool for the last hour. Snacks will
be provided. Children will need to bring
their own rod and tackle. Bait will be
The camp is for ages five to nine and
will take place Monday through Friday,
tempt one with a crab, pinfish or thread-
I was pulling my hair out so I decided
to try one of my confidence spots in the
bay. Even though we did not see any roll-
ing, I anchored up anyway on my GPS
mark where I had hooked fish in previous
Pulling out the rods to put out a full
spread of cut baits and live baits, I hooked
a crab on the first rod and pitched it out,
handing it to my client. Then I put a crab
on the other rod and cast it off the other
side of the boat. Before I could even get
the first of the two cut bait rods out we
had a tarpon hooked up. After five min-
utes and three jumps we were still hooked
up. Then the wild tarpon did the dreaded
quick double jump, not giving the angler
time to react and bow to the second
Almost as quick as it had started it was
over and the fish was gone. That's tarpon
Luckily when the tarpon have not
worked out and I have just needed to
bend a rod, shark fishing in the sound has
been good action and easy fishing. The
July 12-16 and August 2-6, from 8:30
a.m. through noon.
The fee for residents is $70, non-res-
idents, $105. Pre-registration is required
by calling Cape Coral Yacht Club at 574-
To Benefit Lee
T he 8th annual David Lee Root, Jr.
Memorial Fishing Tournament is
scheduled for Friday, July 23 at 7
p.m. It will benefit the Trauma Center at
Lee Memorial Hospital.
The Root Family lost their son David
in an automobile accident.Thanks to the
trauma unit, their son Dustin was saved.
Blacktips are a sure bet right now
middle hole (eight to nine feet of water)
on the east side of the Intercoastal has
been loaded with blacktips. They range in
size from three to six feet and are swarm-
ing on the surface. Live pinfish or thread-
fins under a float only last a few minutes
before getting hit. Half a mullet or a cut
ladyfish has been attracting the bigger
sharks. There are tarpon rolling in this
area too so it's good to throw crabs while
soaking cut baits as well.
When people think of shark fishing
they want to break out the steel leader
but it's really not necessary and it cuts
down on the number of bites. As long
as you use circle hooks you can land as
many sharks as you want as the hook
Entry fee is $50 per angler. There is
no minimum number of anglers required
per boat to allow for fishing by kayak or
from the famous Matlacha fishing bridge
at Pine Island.
A barbeque will follow the photo
weigh in" along with prizes, a 50/50
raffle and chance drawings.
Those who don't fish but want to
attend the barbeque and help support the
trauma center may purchase tickets at
$8 for adults and $5 for children 12 and
All proceeds will benefit the Trauma
Center at Lee Memorial Hospital to aid
with the treatment of the severely injured
and to provide them the best chance for
For more information or to register,
call Dave and Debbie at 282-9122 or go
to www.davidleerootmemorial. com.0
catches them right in the corner of the
jaw and away from their sharp teeth most
of the time. Sure you are going to lose
a few, but the more bites you get really
outweighs using metal.
Blacktips are one of the more sport-
ing varieties of shark out there. Their fast
runs, quick turns in direction and spirited
jumps make them a blast to catch on light
Capt. Matt Mitchell moved to Sanibel
in 1980 and has fished local waters for
more than 25 years. He now lives in St.
James City and has worked as a back
country fishing guide for more than 10
years. If you have comments or ques-
tions email firstname.lastname@example.org
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catch, species and weight, and include photographs with identification.
Drop them at the River Weekly, 16450 San Carlos Boulevard, Suite 2, Fort
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THERIVER JUNE18,2010 13
CROW Case Of The Week:
by Brian Johnson
and his friend
Boulevard on April
12, heading to the
store, when he
Spotted a mother
duck and a few
ducklings huddled around a sewer drain
near the sidewalk. There was a pond
across the street, where they may have
It was clear to Westerman there was
some type of problem, and he asked his
buddy to drop him off; he said he would
"The mom did not want to leave," said
Westerman. "But when I got there she
was scared of me and hid in a bush."
He could hear a duckling chirping in
the sewer below the concrete grate. He
called CROW, then the fire department,
and in time a fire truck arrived.
The firefighters used a piece of heavy
equipment to lift the grate, but had no net
to capture the duckling, so Westerman
gave them his Detroit Lions cap and they
were able to scoop up the baby.
"The mother must have gotten
spooked because I looked all over and
couldn't find her," said Westerman, who
ended up taking the duckling to the
CROW drop-off point at Coral Vet Clinic.
"I don't know what it is, but I
by Cdr. Ron Terciak
The San Carlos Bay Sail &
Power Squadron will be offer-
ing America's Boating Course on
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 any-
one born after January 1, 1988 to have
passed a safe boating 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 and a certificate from the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission
upon completion of the course. The
course consists of two sessions on con-
secutive Saturdays. The second session
will be on Saturday June 26, also from
8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Topics include hull design, docking,
anchoring, handling boating emergencies,
reading channel markers and other topics
to make each boating experience safer
and more enjoyable.
The cost of the class is $40 with a
$20 cost for a second person sharing the
The class will be held at the San
Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron class-
room, 16048 San Carlos Boulevard at
can't pass by something like that and
not stop," he said. "We grew up in
Michigan... I never got into hunting, I
always had a love for animals, I will stop
a six-lane highway to save a turtle."
"This is a wonderful human story of
someone who took the initiative and real-
ly got involved," said CROW Veterinarian
Dr. PJ Deitschel. "We also get a lot of
help from people in Cape Coral with
ducks who get stuck in canals and can't
climb over the sea wall."
The baby duckling made it through the
ordeal without injury. "He was small and
fragile, but not weak," said Dr. PJ. "He
was a tiny baby -- not even an ounce in
the corner of Kelly Road.
Register online at www.scbps.com or
call the office at 466-4040.4
he Ostego Bay Foundation Marine
Science Center is still receiving
applications for Marine Science
Camps. Educational summer camps are
for children ages six and up. All instruc-
tional materials will be provided and a
graduation luncheon will be held at the
end of the program.
Come explore the beautiful barrier
islands and the waters of Estero Bay.
Field and beach trips will introduce camp-
ers to see grass communities, plankton
populations, mangrove tangles and bird
nesting areas. The staff of state certified
teachers offers a diversity of expertise and
personalized instruction. Camp runs from
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The dates are as follows:
Sea Stars Camp: (finished K-8 years)
June 28 to July 2
Tiger Sharks Camp: (ages 11 and up)
July 12 to 16
Loggerheads Camp: (ages 9-11) July
19 to 23
Sea Stars Camp: (finished K-8 years)
July 26 to 30
Loggerheads Camp: (ages 9-11)
August 2 to 6
Staff placed him in an incubator with
two other ducklings. During the day he
hid under a feather duster and dined on
soaked duck chow.
He moved along nicely, and was trans-
ferred on May 2 to the outdoor Roberts
Cage, which features a pool. He grew up
without any difficulties or setbacks and
took well to his little group of friends.
"Ducks like other ducks," said Dr. PJ.
"It's important for them to be together so
they stay wild and are comfortable. They
get very stressed when they are alone."
CROW released the duckling in a
group back to the wild on June 10.
CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation
of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife
For an application call 239-765-0181
or contact go to www.ostegobay.org.
The Marine Science Center is open
Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Cost is a donation of $5 for adults, $2
for children and under five years of age
free. The Ostego Bay foundation is a
501c(3)non-profit organization. The
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: www.crowclinic.
Our E-Mail address is
Marine Science Center provides interac-
tive educational experiences for children
and adults. The touch tank and aquari-
ums hold various local marine life and the
exhibits provide a personal understanding
of the Southwest Florida marine environ-
CAPTIVA CRUISES is now offering cruises from
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9:00 AM -2:00 PM Adult $40 / Child $30
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other wildlife in their natural setting.
RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED 4:00 PM 5:30 PM Adult $25 / Child $15
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14 THERIVER JUNE18,2010
U.S. Open Returns To Pebble Beach,
A Decade After Tiger's Victory
by Ed Frank
Sany have said it was the greatest, most dominating vic-
/tory in the history of professional golf. That triumph in
iL the U.S. Open was 10 years ago at the most beautiful
golf course in the world, Pebble Beach.
The U.S. Open has returned to Pebble Beach this week for
the first time since Tiger Woods' 15-stroke domination in 2000.
i It was and still is the widest margin of victory in a major golf
tournament a record that had stood for 138 years when Old
Tom Morris won the 1862 British Open by 13 strokes.
Plagued by a sex scandal, marital problems and a neck injury,
Tiger nevertheless is back at Pebble Beach in an attempt to get
his golf game back on track and capture America's tournament.
Although it has been a decade since his blowout win, that amazing victory is still
recalled in vivid memory by those who saw it. And it will be chronicled this weekend
by the broadcasters and writers covering golf's most important tournament.
There are two certainties in this year's U.S. Open:
1. Pebble Beach is a far different course than it was 10 years ago, but its beauty
and perilous difficulty remains.
2. No one, including Tiger Woods, is going to win by 15 strokes.
His Pebble Beach victory 10 years ago started with a 65, the lowest round ever at
a U.S. Open played there. A second-round score of 69 put him six strokes in front.
Although he fired a 71 on Saturday, his lead increased to 10. His one-under-par tally
on the final day (12 under for the tournament) provided a 15-stroke cushion over
runner-up Ernie Els.
Tom Watson, the 1982 Open winner at Pebble Beach, said Woods "dominated a
golf tournament to me, the most important tournament there is, our National Open
- more than anyone had ever dominated it in modern times."
NBC golf analyst Johnny Miller, the 1973 Open champ, noted that Woods did not
three-putt a single hole while sinking every conceivable putt imaginable.
Since that historic victory 10 years ago, Woods has captured two addition U.S.
Opens, 2002 and 2008.
In preparation for this year's Open, changes have been made throughout the
course, but the major alterations were made to the 8th, 9th and 10th holes, probably
the most difficult three-hole stretch of par fours in golf.
Fairways have been moved closer to the Pacific Ocean cliffs that abut the three
holes. Holes nine and 10 have been lengthened. And landing areas and the greens
have been changed.
There have been thrilling victories in the long history of the U.S. Open. But nearly
all agree that Tiger's win a decade ago stands alone.
Will he capture his fourth U.S. Open and his 15th Major championship this week-
end despite his current problems? We'll know come Sunday afternoon.
Miracle Advanced Baseball Camp Set for June 30
The Fort Myers Miracle annual Youth Advanced Baseball Camp for youngsters
13 to 18 years old will be held June 30 under the direction of Miracle Manager Jake
Mauer, his coaches and players will provide instruction on improving baseball skills
in batting, fielding and pitching during this intensive one-day camp. The cost is $115
and will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Miracle on the Road this Week following All-Star Break
The Miracle began the week with a first-half season record of 26-34, nine games
out of first-place in the Florida State League South Division.
The team returns to Hammond Stadium next Thursday to face first-place Charlotte
in a three-game series. The Thursday to Saturday series will begin at 7:05 p.m. each
Marv Goldklang, Miracle Principal Owner, Elected to League Hall of
Florida State League President Chuck Murphy announced this week that Marv
Goldklang, the principal owner of the Fort Myers Miracle baseball team, has been
elected to the league's Hall of Fame. He will be honored at the induction ceremony on
Goldklang has been involved with the Miracle for 20 years, 19 here at Fort Myers.
Under his leadership, the Miracle has become one of the top teams in the league.
The Goldklang Group, of which he serves as chairman, owns three other minor
league teams. He also is a part owner of the New York Yankees.,
From page 3
Grades 7-9, boys only
Instructor: Matt Herting, Bishop Verot head basketball coach
Description: Hoopschool is the most popular basketball camps in Southwest
Florida. Every camper receives personal attention to improve their skills.
Location: Bishop Verot Gymnasium, 5598 Sunrise Drive, Fort Myers
LEE COUNTY PARKS & RECREATION
Lakes Park (Tahini Hatchee) Day Camp
June 28-July 2, July 6-9, July 12-16, July 19-23, July 26-30, August 2-6, August
Monday Friday 9 a.m. 6 p.m.
No camp July 5
All children ages 6-13
Instructor: Mary Beth Krause
Description: Every day of every week is planned out from start to finish with great
amounts of fun. Field trips, swimming, arts and crafts, outdoor fun, and much more.
NOTE: The Lee County Parks & Recreation department has several other day
camps in other locations. Vvisit the Web site above for more information.
Location: Lakes Regional Park, 7330 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers,
Summer Day Camp
June 28-July 2, July 5-9, 12-16, 19-23, 26-30, August 2-6, 9-13, 16-20
Monday Friday 8:30 a.m. 4 p.m. (extended hours available 6:30 a.m. 6 p.m.)
Cost: family members $83, youth member $110, non-members $130)
$25 registration fee per child; $20 deposit per week per child
Instructor: child care director
Description: The YMCA will provide a fun atmosphere for children to come spend
their day and make new friends. There will be swim day, beach day and field trip days
each week; guest presenters, leadership training and library time. Lunch will be pro-
vided and Lee County school buses and drivers will offer transportation.
Location: First Baptist Church, 1735 Jackson Street, Fort Myers.4
From page 4
Fort Myers High
criteria is because these programs (AP, IB and Cambridge) give average students a
chance to experience a highly rigorous course load. Studies have shown that some of
the best predictors of college graduation were not necessarily good high school grades
or test scores, but rather if a student had an intense academic experience in high
"With the increasing number of high schools offering advanced academic programs,
this is proof of the dedication and hard work of our teachers and students to improve
our rank 28 spots," said David LaRosa, principal of Fort Myers High. "We'll continue
to provide a rigorous course of study for our students that's our commitment at Fort
THERIVER JUNE 18,2010 15
80s Hits Rockin"
The Island At
A scene from 80s to the Max
The retro-80s revue, 80s to the
Max, is rocking at The Herb
Strauss Schoolhouse Theater
on Sanibel with Songs like Girls Just
Wanna Have Fun, Love Shack, Whip
It and 500 Miles. Under the direction
of Victor Legarreta and musical direc-
tor Justin P. Cowan, the cast of five
includes Schoolhouse newcomers Lexie
Dorsett and Gina Gloria along with vet-
erans Kevin T. Murphy (Something's
Afoot), Samantha Rotella and Geoffrey
The show runs Tuesdays, Wednesdays,
Thursday and Saturdays until June 24
Is Arts For ACT
T his year, Arts for ACT's popular
fundraiser has the theme Arabian
Nights. The fine art auction ben-
efits Abuse Counseling and Treatment,
Inc. will have 53 artists and the silent
auction will consist of over 100 pieces
of artwork and miscellaneous items. The
guest celebrity auctioneer will soon be
The auction pieces range from fun to
formal, traditional paintings to the unique,
painted furniture and clay sculpture.
The preview event is being held at the
Edison State College in Richard H. Rush
Library on Friday, June 18 from 5:30 to
and then Tuesdays and Thursdays only
until August 12.
Then get time-warped again for the
second summer show, The 70s Show,
which will debut June 26 and will run on
Wednesday and Saturday nights through
August 14. This show will also have a
special opening night reception.
Special summer prices ($25 for adults,
$10 for students) are in effect as well as a
special curtain time of 7 p.m.
The Herb Strauss Schoolhouse
Theater is located at 2200 Periwinkle
Way. Call the box office for tickets at
472-6862. Visit www.theSchoolhouse-
Theater.com for more information
earn the social dances of the 17th,
18th and 19th centuries at Wa-ke
Hatchee Recreation Center this
summer. Lessons are free after a one-
time payment of $10 which covers a
Lessons will be held on Tuesdays,
June 22 through August 24 from 7:30
to 9 p.m. Dress is casual, wear flat shoes
with non-slip soles. Partners are not nec-
essary and beginners are welcome.
Contact Gillian Carney at 603-9828
to register or email fortmyersdancers@
hotmail.com. Wa-ke Hatchee Recreation
Center is at 16355 Summerlin Road in
NirVana Indian Fusion Cuisine
Restaurant will be catering the preview
and hosting an after-party at the restau-
rant featuring a buffet starting at 7:30
p.m. The restaurant is located at 9101
College Parkway in Fort Myers.
The preview opens at 5:30 p.m.
and ends at 8 p.m. There will be belly
dancing, fortune tellers and sultans. A
Middle Eastern bazaar will be set up
selling soaps, exotic oils, jewelry, pot-
tery and henna hand tattoos. Middle
Eastern foods and music will be featured.
Tickets are $125. All proceeds benefit
Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc.,
the domestic violence and sexual assault
center serving Lee Hendry and Glades
Contact the administrative offices of
ACT at 939-2553 for additional informa-
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The UF/IFAS Lee County Extension, in collaboration with the
Beekeepers Association of Southwest Florida (BASF) offers a
4-week introductory beekeeping class this summer.
Classes begin on Friday July 9. Space is limited to
40 students. Students receive basic startup kit including bee veil,
gloves, bee box and hive tool, smoker and resource books.
Bees will NOT be provided as part of this package!
Cost of the course is $150. Make Checks payable to LCBOCC.
Pre-registration is necessary for inclusion in the class.
For details call Claudia Piotrowicz at 239-533-7514 or e-mail.
cpiotrowicz(leegov.com. Deadline for Registration is June 30.
Morning classroom sessions will be held at the Extension Office located in Terry Park.
Afternoon practical sessions will be conducted on the farm of a BASF member beekeeper.
July 09, 2010 History of Honey Bees and their Behavior; Basic Materials
START END TOPIC
8:30am 9:00am Course introductions
9:00am 9:30am History of the honey bee and its uses
9:30am 10:00am Honey bee hierarchy, Africanized bees
10:00am 10:15am Break
10:15am 10:30am Video Benefits of Beekeeping, Equipment, Locating Your Hive
10:30am 10:45am Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
10:45am 11:30am Beekeeping equipment (boxes, comb foundations, smoker, etc)
11:30am Noon Choosing a location for your hive
Noon 1:00pm Lunch Break
1:00pm 4:00pm Practical putting together boxes, becoming familiar with tools
July 16, 2010 Getting Started/Basic Management
START END TOPIC
8:30am 9:00am Review
9:00am 9:30am When and where to start; getting supplies
9:30am 9:45am Knowing your location and what to expect from it
9:45am 10:15am Video Hiving Your Bees, Entering a Hive
10:15am 10:30am Break
10:30am 11:00am Hiving and your first week
11:00am 11:15am Entering a hive
11:15am Noon .T.- I .j II management skills set
Noon 1:00pm Lunch Break
1:00pm 4:00pm Practical Transporting bees, hiving, entering, management skills
July 23, 2010 The Harvest
START END TOPIC
8:30am 8:45am Review
8:45am 9:00am What is honey? What is beeswax? What are their uses?
9:00am 9:15am Video Harvesting
9:15am 10:15am Managing for Production (comb, surplus boxes, etc)
10:15am 10:30am Break
10:30am 11:15am Harvesting honey and beeswax
11:15am 11:45am Extracting honey and beeswax
11:45am Noon Bottling, basic marketing and industry information
Noon 1:00pm Lunch Break
1:00pm 4:00pm Practical- Surplus boxes, comb, harvest, removal, bottling
*The University of Florida, IFAS Lee County Extension Office is located at 3406 Palm Beach Boulevard, Fort Myers, Florida 33916
Visit our Website at http //lee ifas ufl edu/ *Visit the BASF website at w w.swfhees.enm
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16 THERIVER JUNE18,2010
STEPPING OUT ALONG THE RIVER
Ichiban Is 'Number One'
Downtown regulars eat lunch in the Arcade
by Patricia Molloy
The name Ichiban means "Number One" in Japanese, and they certainly are
when it comes to preparing excellent Japanese and Chinese cuisine. The
downtown favorite opened seven years ago and has been family-owned and
operated ever since.
In a casual atmosphere that appeals to all ages, sit at the sushi/sake bar and watch
Sushi Chef Lip Chong create his culinary artwork. If you prefer, select a table inside
the restaurant or outside in the roofed-in gallery.
For lunch, try the combination Honey Garlic Chicken served with fried rice and egg
roll for $6.95 or sample a selection of Lo Mein, Chop Suey and vegetarian dishes.
Aside from daily lunch specials, Ichiban boasts an extensive Japanese and Chinese
dinner menu, including Bento boxes served with shrimp and vegetable tempura and
For quick late-night sustenance on the weekend, try the BBQ Ribs appetizer and
wash it down with a cold Kirin Ichiban beer or sake.
There are multiple ways to get to Ichiban: enter through the main Post Office
Arcade entrance on Broadway, through the lobby of Hotel Indigo on Main Street, or
from the First Street courtyard across from the City of Palms parking garage.
Ichiban is located at 1520 Broadway, downtown Fort Myers, in the historic Post
Office Arcade. Hours are Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday
and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 9 p.m. Free delivery
is available within the River District. For more information, call 334-6991.0
Master Sushi Chef Lip Chong preparing an Ichiban Special Roll
Assorted tuna and salmon sashimi with Maki roll and sushi
Choose from a delicious array of Chinese entries. Chopsticks are optional.
Art Of The Olympians Exhibit
Fencers Mexico, 1968 V. Smith, USA
The Art of the Olympians
(AOTO) Museum is offering
a sneak peek of the newest
exhibit featuring the works of Skip
Cutting, a two-time U.S. Olympic
Team Racing Cyclist, teacher, cycling
team coach, and artist. *
Families, friends and community l
members are invited to attend an
opening reception on Friday, June
18 from 5 to 8 p.m. to celebrate the
opening of the Skip Cutting exhibit in
the Cultural Experience Gallery at the
Art of the Olympians Al Oerter Center
for Excellence at 1300 Hendry Street. Flying High, Bob Beamon, Mexico, 1968
There is no admission charge.
Guests will have an opportunity to
meet Cutting, listen to his Olympic stories, and view his exceptional paintings. The
exhibit will be on display until August 14.
Cutting has achieved many accomplishments in his sports career both as a member
of the 1964 and 1968 Olympic teams and as a member of the 1967 and 1971 Pan
American Teams. As one of a small group of American pioneer racing cyclists, Cutting
raced internationally in 26 countries with nearly 300 race finishes in the top three
honors. In 1987, Cutting won the world master's road race championships, and in
2002 was inducted into the U.S. Bicycle Racing Hall of Fame.
For more than 40 years, Cutting has painted, drawn in pen and ink, and sculpted
to capture the passion and spirit of the Olympic experience. The exhibit highlights
more than 30 multi-media works by Cutting.
Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The gallery is
closed on Sundays, Mondays and holidays. For entrance during regular hours, AOTO
is offering a special admission rate of $2.
For general museum information, visit theWweb site at www.artoftheolympians.
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The award is presented annually to a
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The Uncommon Friends Foundation,
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Launch Your Summertime
by Jennifer Basey
t s here, you may be
to vacations, bar-
and other events
of the season. But
even while you're
engaged in these activities, you can't
forget about other aspects of your life -
such as plans to achieve your long-term
financial goals. However, your summer
activities can actually provide you with
some valuable lessons on managing
your investment strategy.
Here are a few possibilities:
Plan your trip. If you're taking a
long road trip this summer, you'll need to
choose your vehicle, map out your route,
determine how far you want to go each
day and be quite certain of your destina-
tion. Essentially, the same is true for your
investment strategy. You need to choose
the right investment vehicles, familiarize
yourself with your ultimate goals (such as
a comfortable retirement) and chart your
progress along the way.
Try to avoid getting burned. If you're
going to spend a lot of time outdoors this
summer, you may need to apply some
sunscreen. But you don't have to be
exposed to the sun to get "burned" it
can happen in the investment world, too.
However, you can help prevent this from
happening. How? By building a diversi-
fied portfolio. If most of your money isy
tied up in just one type of investment,
and that asset class falls victim to a
downturn, your portfolio could take big
hit. But while some investments are mov-
ing down, others may be moving up, so
it makes sense to spread your money
among a range of vehicles appropriate
for your risk tolerance, investment goals
and time horizon. Of course, diversifica-
tion, by itself, cannot guarantee a profit
or protect against loss, but it can help
reduce the effects of volatility on your
Keep yourself "hydrated." When
you're outside on hot days, you can
lose a lot of fluids, so you need to drink
plenty of liquids to remain hydrated. As
an investor, you also need a reasonable
amount of liquidity. In the severe market
downturn of 2008 and early 2009, many
investors found they had insufficient
amounts of the type of liquid investments
- cash and cash equivalents that held
up better than other, more aggressive
vehicles. Furthermore, if you are relatively
illiquid, you may have to dip into your
longer-term investments to pay for short-
term emergency needs. Try to always
keep an adequate level of liquidity in your
Dress for the season. As you go
about your summer activities, you won't
always wear the same clothes. On hot
days, you might want to wear shorts,
but on cool, rainy days, you might need
heavier items or even a raincoat. And
as you go through life, you may need to
adjust your investment approach depend-
ing on your individual financial "season."
For example, early in your career, you
might be able to afford to invest more
aggressively, as you'll have more oppor-
tunities to recover from the inevitable
short-term downturns. As you close in on
retirement, though, you may need to take
a more conservative approach so that
you can lower your investment risk when
you need to access your money.
So there you have them some ideas
for "summertime investing." Use them
wisely, and they may be of value to you
long after summer is over.
Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor
in Fort Myers. She can be reached at
From Fort Myers
he Lee County Port Authority has
announced that AirTran Airways
will offer nonstop weekend ser-
vice between Fort Myers and Grand
Rapids, Michigan. The flights between
Southwest Florida International Airport
(RSW) and Gerald R. Ford International
Airport (GRR) will depart Fort Myers at
11:08 a.m. and arrive at 3:40 p.m. on
Saturday and Sunday.
This is the first time RSW will have
nonstop scheduled service to Grand
Rapids. AirTran is the second largest car-
rier at Southwest Florida International
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Seafood lovers who are confused
about the availability of Florida
seafood products due to the gulf
oil spill can now get daily updates about
the ongoing commercial harvest. The
Florida Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services has implemented
a new toll-free hotline at 1-800-357-
4273 to provide consumers with current
information about the status of Florida's
open and closed fishing harvest areas,
the availability of seafood varieties and
general pricing information.
"Because of the extensive news media
coverage of the gulf situation, many
consumers are confused about whether
Florida seafood is being harvested and if
it is available in stores and restaurants,"
Florida Agriculture Commissioner Charles
H. Bronson said. "We want consumers to
know that Florida's commercial fishermen
continue to harvest wholesome seafood
products from the waters that are unaf-
fected by the oil spill. Florida seafood is
safe and plentiful."
Bronson said the telephone hotline will
be updated daily. He also reminded con-
sumers that Florida's fishermen also har-
vest numerous seafood varieties from the
Atlantic waters off the state's east coast.
"The Florida peninsula has more than
1,300 miles of coastline, and our com-
mercial fishermen continue to work hard
to bring in their catch for the enjoyment
of consumers," Bronson said. "The com-
mercial fishing industry is important to
our state, and we want consumers to
know that they can buy Florida seafood
Consumers can also find links to other
pertinent Web sites including the Florida
Department of Environmental Protection.
Webcams placed at various coastal loca-
tions and in retail establishments will be
The Florida Department of Agriculture
and Consumer Services, Florida
Department of Environmental Protection,
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission, the National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration, and the
U.S. Food and Drug Administration are
continually monitoring water and product
"If and when the quality of Florida sea-
food is impacted by the spill, we will take
immediate action to close the waters to
commercial seafood harvesting," Bronson
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One If By Land, Two If By Sea
Ryan Silva was testing the hovercraft on land, getting the bugs worked out
In the year of 2010, it is not Paul
Revere screaming out the historic
phrase that "the British are com-
ing," but instructor Clyde Grant
from South Fort Myers High School
proclaiming that "the engineers
are coming... the engineers are
coming." South Fort Myers High
School is one of five high schools
in Lee County that offer a pre-engi-
neering program where students
can study their way into higher edu-
cation and a better understanding
of how things work. Engineer stu-
dents Damion Kaveney, Ryan Silva,
Michael Jewell, Derik Nguyen,
Alvaro Intriago, and Jarvoni Palmer Damion Kaveney was testing the hovercraft by
were only one group of students sea, or a water retention pond, in this case
The graduation ceremony for the
Southwest Florida College will take
place at 10 a.m. Saturday, June
19, at Harborside Event Center, Fort
John Marazzi of John Marazzi Nissan
and Audi Jaguar Land Rover of Fort
Myers will deliver the commencement
address to 509 students receiving bach-
elor's degrees, associate's degrees and
diplomas at the college's 36th com-
mencement exercise. He will also receive
an honorary doctorate degree in business
Marazzi entered the automotive busi-
ness 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 dem-
onstrates that hard work and persever-
ance 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 graduated with degrees, diplomas
and certificates in career fields such as
allied health, legal studies, education, busi-
ness, design and information technology
- all of which offer high growth potential.
There will be a reception to follow for
the guest speaker and honorary degree
recipient. For more information on the
event and directions to Harborside Event
Center, call 939-4766 or visit www.swfc.
Opens At Edison
dison State College (ESC) officials
encourage anyone interested in
making classes this fall to register as
soon as possible because classes will fill
"We want to accommodate every stu-
dent who chooses Edison State College,"
said Dr. Steve Atkins, vice president
for student and academic affairs. "Early
enrollment allows us to best prepare our
professors and classrooms for the stu-
In the past three years enrollment at
Edison State College has grown more
than 50 percent, bringing total student
enrollment to more than 21,000. ESC
has been the fastest growing state college
in Florida for the past two years.
For more information about how to
register for classes visit www.edison.edu/
To request more information about
classes at Edison State College, visit
who researched, designed, built and modified a working hovercraft during the last
nine weeks of school at South Fort Myers High. Their hovercraft project required
them to design a craft that would travel on both land and water, using limited sup-
plies. The hovercraft project is part of a hands on, high academic class that will
inspire kids to pursue the world of engineering. This year South Fort Myers High
had eight graduating seniors get accepted into engineering programs around the
Southwest Florida College's
Student Clubs Host Rummage Sale
T wo student run clubs at Southwest Florida College will be hosting a rummage
sale to support students in need. The sale will be held on Saturday, July 24
from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the covered parking space below the Fort Myers
campus on 1685 Medical Lane.
The event is open to the public and anyone is welcome to rent a table. Concessions
will be available for purchase and may include coffee, donuts and baked goods.
The Allied Health Club is fundraising to support children in need with valuable
school supplies. Their goal is to support 100 students this year. The IT Club is fund-
ing a scholarship for the IT students in order to help them pay for their certification
Vendors need to arrive by 6 a.m. to set up. The cost is $20 per table and sign-ups
need to be done in advance by calling the college at 939-4766 and asking for Ms.
Levine or Ms. Cohen. The sale will be held rain or shine.
Southwest Florida College is an accredited, private institution of higher learning
centrally located in Fort Myers, Tampa, Port Charlotte, and includes the Institute of
Interior Design located within the Miromar Design Center in Estero. The college offers
programs in health care, business, design, education, information technology and legal
studies. Its mission is to provide educational opportunities for individuals to acquire
knowledge and skills that will help prepare them for rewarding careers in fields with
high growth potential. For more information about enrolling, call toll free 888-526-
7973 or visit www.swfc.edu.w
Photoshop CS4 Design Course
Florida Gulf Coast University's Office of Continuing Education is offering a new,
online, non-credit, Photoshop CS4 Graphic Design course.
The course begins with the fundamentals of graphic design, and then guides
students through the design process. Participants will discover the rules and standards
for effective graphic design, Web design, and photo editing, as well as useful market-
ing strategies for creating graphics that convey the desired message, style, and tone
for future clients or for personal use. The Photoshop CS4 non-credit online course
runs for 200 contact hours and costs $1,795 ($2,495 with CS4 software included).
Financing through ed2go is available to qualified students.
FGCU has partnered with ed2go to offer hundreds of instructor-facilitated, non-
credit, online courses. Through well crafted lessons, expert online instruction, and
interaction with fellow students, participants will gain valuable knowledge at their
convenience. Students have the flexibility to study at their own pace combined with
enough structure and support to complete the course, as well as access to the class-
room 24/7 from anywhere with an Internet connection. The courses are entirely Web-
based with comprehensive lessons, quizzes, and assignments. A dedicated professional
instructor facilitates every course.
Students can register online at http://gatlineducation.com/fgcu. For more informa-
tion on FGCU's non-credit online course offerings call 425-3276.w
Support Students In Need At
Saturday's Brunch For Backpacks
he Edison Restaurant, Goldhelps.org, CONRIC PR & Marketing and
Woman's Life of SWFL are teaming up to sponsor the 2nd annual Brunch
For Backpacks, Gold Drop & Silent Auction on Saturday, June 19. It will take
place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Edison Restaurant in Fort Myers. Proceeds
will provide new backpacks and school supplies to local students in need at the
Multicultural Centre of SWFL's 11th annual BIG Backpack Event, otherwise known
as the Back-To-School Festival & School Supply Giveaway, which will be held at
Harborside Event Center on Sunday, August 1.
It is hoped the event will raise enough money to provide more than 1,000 needy
Lee County elementary school students with new backpacks and school supplies for
the upcoming school year.
The community can help students in need by buying tickets and attending the
brunch, bringing in a donation of old, broken or unwanted gold for the gold drop, par-
ticipating in the silent auction, and/or simply making a tax deductible donation to the
Adopt-A-Student Fundraiser online at www.multiculturalcentre.org.4
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Melinda Isley, Katie Haas and Sarah Owen
Gravina, Smith, Matte &
Arnold recently hosted an
open house celebration intro-
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Partner Sharon Arnold's name
was added to the masthead; the firm,
now Gravina, Smith, Matte & Arnold
Marketing and Public Relations, has
introduced a new branding package,
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Melinda Isley, APR, principal of
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T e Keep Our Potato Chips in
the Refrigerator: A Memoir of
an Alzheimer's Victim (pub-
lished by iUniverse), is a touching memoir
about Fred Thompson who endured the
devastating disease of Alzheimer's and
the reflections of his wife and caregiver
Patricia Cox, who learned through day
by day experience how debilitating this
unfair change of life can be.
Employing a delicate balance of humor
and profound sadness, Cox relates candid
stories and revealing incidents ranging
from Fred's arrest for shoplifting cereal
from a supermarket in Denver to her
realization that the man she loved was
incapable of taking a shower by himself.
Now, with Cox, caregivers as well as the
relatives and friends of Alzheimer's suffer-
ers can connect with each other and real-
ize they are not alone in their seemingly
According to a recent statistic from
the Associated Press, "More than 35 mil-
lion people around the world are living
with Alzheimer's disease or other types
of dementia... Barring a medical break-
through, the World Alzheimer's Report
states this number will nearly double in
20 years." Moreover, according to stag-
gering figures shared by the Alzheimer's
Association, 5.3 million Americans are
living with Alzheimer's, nearly 10 mil-
Beverly and Joe Fuller, Kitty Green
lion Americans provide unpaid care
for a loved one with Alzheimer's, and
Alzheimer's is the seventh leading cause
Ask yourself: is there anyone in the
United States who isn't in some way
affected by this terrible affliction, be it
personally, socially or professionally?
Truth be told, most people either know
or are related to someone who has a
form of dementia. If there are some who
are fortunate enough not to fit into this
category, they may be among the num-
ber of people who are worried they will
fall prey to this tragic change of life in the
And that's why Cox's book is so
important to readers today, touching
numerous lives from all over the world.
As one reader has said, "I've read your
book and laughed and cried. My mom
had Alzheimer's. Your story is so poi-
gnant, so true in ways too many to
count. I thank you for putting into words
what so many people go through, both
the caregiver and the one with 'Old
Cox was born, raised, and educated
in Fort Worth, Texas. After she gradu-
ated from Texas Christian University, she
moved to Denver to teach for the Denver
Public School System. She then received
a master's degree in guidance and coun-
seling from the University of Denver. She
later put her career on hold and married
Jim Cox, and together, they had three
daughters. Cox returned to teaching for
the Cherry Creek School District after
Jim was killed in a plane crash; however,
she has been proud to witness all three
Christin Collins, Beth Hayes and Cyndie
daughters earning their bachelor's and
master's degrees, marrying, and blessing
her with 11 grandchildren. Cox is cur-
rently teaching memoir writing classes
for Olli, sponsored by the University of
Denver and The Academy for Lifelong
Learning. Although she has had maga-
zine articles published, We Keep Our
Potato Chips in the Refrigerator is her
Cancer 5k Walk
Over 3,500 local breast cancer sur-
vivors, volunteers, businesses and
community members will unite
to fight breast cancer and save lives at
the American Cancer Society Making
Strides Against Breast Cancer 5k walk
on October 23. This noncompetitive,
inspirational event raises awareness and
funds to fight breast cancer and provides
hope to all people facing the disease.
Lee County's Making Strides walk is
one of more than 165 walks being held
across the country this year.
More than 12,000 women in Florida
will be diagnosed with invasive breast
cancer this year, and more than 2,700
will die from the disease. Funds raised
through Making Strides will help the
American Cancer Society save lives and
create more birthdays by helping people
stay well by taking steps to prevent can-
cer or find it early; helping people get
well by being there for them during and
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after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures
through investment in groundbreak-
ing research; and by fighting back by
encouraging lawmakers to pass laws to
defeat cancer and by rallying communities
worldwide to join the fight.
Registration starts at 7:15 a.m.
Survivor registration and breakfast starts
at 7 a.m. The walk begins at 8:15
a.m. at Tanger Outlet Center, 20350
Summerlin Road in Fort Myers, Florida.
For more information contact Darla
Betzer, executive director, American
Cancer Society at 322-7251.4
ife Line Screening is offering a
preventive health event for local
residents on Thursday July 8, 8:30
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Tony Rotino
Center, 5817 Driftwood Parkway, Cape
All five non-invasive, painless vascular
screenings take about 60 minutes to com-
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T he Naples-Fort Myers Greyhound
Track stopped racing Monday (for
five months) and a lot of grey-
hounds are out of jobs. The original plan
was to give the kennel operators three
weeks to move all the dogs but appar-
ently they will now have to leave. They
either get space in an adoption program
or they will be euthanized.
Donna Forster of Greyhound
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Connecticut greyhound group last week
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new dogs that need food and vet care.
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have earned a happy retirement.
2. Money to help offset the costs of
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I'm Illyanna and I have some special needs but I hope
that's OK because I have lots of love to give a special
person. I was found at a Publix Supermarket. My
puppies were gone and I was very sad that I couldn't
find them. Someone cut my ears very short which
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I need some conditioning to get my body back into
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We're Reginald, Regina and Michelle. We were little
babies in need of foster care when we came to the shel-
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you. We are very sweet and love to play with each other
so maybe you will want to adopt more than one of us.
The shelter has lots of kittens right now and we are all
Kitten adoption fee is just $25 this month, but you
can adopt two of us for just $25!
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588 Boulder Drive Sanibel Island, FL 33957
Light Tackle Sport Fishing
Tarpon Snook Redfish & More
CAPT. MATT MITCHELL
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QUALITY WITHOUT QUESTION
INTERIOR & EXTERIOR
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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
SR 9/5 N TFN
Needed full or part time.
or email resume to
SR 5/28 BTFN
Chico's FAS Inc. seeks Senior Analyst-
SAP Security in Fort Myers, FLto plan,
coordinate & implement security measures
for SAP info systems to regulate access to
data files & prevent unauthorized modifica-
tion, destruction & disclosure of info.
Req's BS or equiv in CS, IS, or Eng &
prior exp restructuring security controls
for SAP security. Send resume to
w/reference to SAJD.
We are an equal opportunity employer.
R 6/18 A 6/18
B & B CONDO PROS
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
On Island Free Estimates.
Over 15 Years Experience.
Offering Professional Upholstery Services,
Custom Art and Hand Painted Furniture.
Lacy@LacyMcClary.com or 918-740-4972
HELLE'S CLEANING SERVICES
Residential Cleaning to Satisfaction
Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471
Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047
SR 11/13 BTFN
(Carpentry, maintenance toilets, faucets, ceiling fans, siding 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
RS 10/23 BTFN
NEED COMPUTER HELP?
Sanibel Resident. 20 Years pc
Experience. Pc Troubleshooting, Data
Backup & Restoration, Networks, Virus
Detection & Removal. Free Initial
Consultation. Call Fred 472-3873
RS 3/12 V 6/25
Sanibel-Captiva Care and Companion Service,
LLC Medical appointments, general transportation,
shopping, light meal preparations, and light
cleaning. Our services are customized to meet
our clients needs. Call 239-395-3591, or
for an emergency call 239-472-0556.
SR 10/3 BTFN
COMPUTER ASSISTANCE & REPAIR
Computer repair, setup, file recovery &
troubleshooting for home or office. 15 year
island resident. Guaranteed work & low
rates. Call Justin at 810-3833 or email at
Interior Windows Carpet Cleaning
SR 11/13 N TFN
SANIBEL HOME WATCH
Retired Police Captain
Lives on Sanibel
Will Check Your Home Weekly
Very Reasonable Rates
SR 4/9 B TFN
CHILD CARE FOR
INFANTS & TODDLERS
Phoebe's Nest Early Learning and
Development Program is accepting
enrollment for infants and toddlers ages
3 months 36 months. Full or Part time.
Contact Beth at 472-6378 or at
firstname.lastname@example.org for rates and
schedules. License pending.
RS 5/28 V 7/16
SONY TRINITRON TV
36" in 7' cabinet, extra speakers
VHS & DISC Players
SR 2/5 N TFN
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY
3 Volumes 1978
SR 6/4 N TFN
UNIQUE PIANO FOR SALE
1935 Steinway black ebony upright piano
and seat, made in Hamburg, Germany.
Same family owned, all parts original.
Looks good, sounds even better. Need
to sell Shell Point apartment too small.
Asking $11,000 OBO. 466-6135.
RS 6/18 D 6/18
FMTEAHio DOWNTOWN RT MYEJi
TIME TO SAY
Car Wash only $28K net $48K
Retail Licensee. Work from home.
Wigs-Work 3 days/wk net $98K
Jack Luiszer SWF Bus Advisor
"Sanibel's Business Broker"
SR 6/18V 6/18
Join other "news junkies" every Monday,
10 a.m. to noon, Phillips Gallery, BIG
ARTS, to discuss current events. Donation
$3. Refreshments during break. Tell your
friends. For more information call 395-0900.
SR 4/28 N TFN
Hourly, Daily, Weekly
Captiva Island 472-5800
SR 1/30 BTFN
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Clasiie Ad D a lneM n a AtN o
VIP Executive Club
Multi-Million Dollar Producer
Ztov Liuidly way
Zoned for both commercial and
residential use. Rare opportunity on
Sanibel Island. Asking $895,000
3BR/3BA remodeled duplex in Dunes
with sweeping golf course views and
granite, marble, tile, pavers, 3rd floor
office, 1763 sq.ft. $499,000
3Jn30iA vunes auplex. ireat goirt
course views. Beautiful wood floors
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To Help You
SHOREWOOD OF SANIBEL
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Three bedroom beachfront
Views over pool to beach
NOVELLI INTERNATIONAL REAL ESTATE
RS 11/27 NTFN
CONDO FOR SALE
Two bed/two bath unfurnished ground
floor condo, close to Sanibel and
Fort Myers Beach, $89,500.
SR 10/9 NTFN
Robyn & Robb
Tarpon Beach 204
Great View! Great Income!
Thinking of Selling?
We'll sell your property
within an agreed upon
time or we'll pay you up
to $5.000 at closing:
Ask us about
Robyn & Robb
RE/MAX of the Islands
SR 6/18 BTFN
Charming, old Florida-esque unit in
Periwinkle Park. Cozy, unique home with
covered porches & sweet gardens.
Flexible terms. 472-4246.
SR 3/12 NTFN
HOME FOR SALE
Fort Myers, 5507 10Oth Ave, 3 BR / 2 BA
Fixer Upper, Owner Financing or Cash
Discount, $2,000 Down, $553 a Month,
RS 6/11 A 7/2
Pfeifer Realty Group
Sanibel Island, FL
SR 2/12 B TFN
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Lots of ways to get it done!
1613 Sand Castle Road
Dunes Golf Course Views
Beautiful Decking & Porches
3BR/3BA, Vaulted Ceilings
M obile: 910-3099
SR 8/6 N TFN
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TURN KEY OFFICE SPACE
Central location -1630 Periwinkle Way.Furnished
office including a Reception area and kitchen facil-
ity. Recently designer decorated. Suite B-1072.6
sq.ft. @$15 per sq.ft. Plus CAM.
Call 239-985-0033 or 940-7823.
SR 11/21 BTFN
Architecturally designed real estate office
on Periwinkle with 7-12 private offices
depending on configuration. Freshly
painted, new floor covering, reasonably
priced. Call 239-940-7823 for showing
SR 12/14 BTFN
OFFICE SPACES FOR LEASE
lona Schoolhouse Professional Center
Great Location at McGregor Blvd & Kelly Road.
685 sq feet & 1350 sq feet units available. Will
negotiate year lease! Call Lisa at 239-472-2792
RS 1/4 B TFN
800 Sq. ft. Doc Ford's Center New large white
tiles on floor New bathroom. Raised ceiling
and new windows. Motivated owner some
FREE RENT. Call Nancy .':,.-4:,:
SR 8/7 B TFN
RETAIL SPACE FOR RENT
Retail space available on Periwinkle Way.
Frontage 2,100 sq. ft.
RS 8/14 BTFN
OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE
Convenient location on Periwinkle Way, Island
Tower Plaza, Sanibel. 1st Floor availability with
700 sq. ft. of space. Leasehold improvements
negotiable. Call Joe at 516-972-2883 or toll free
at 800-592-0009. Fax is 212-371-2290
SR 10/12 BTFN
PRIME SPACE FOR LEASE
Retail, Office, Take Out, Etc.
Attractive Ratpf.s ffp.rpr.d
*"Islander Center" on Sanibel
Prime Periwinkle Frontage
High Traffic Tenants
Flexible Space Available
SR 4/30 B TFN
PRIME COMMERCIAL/OFFICE SPACE
For sublease on Periwinkle Way, Sanibel.
Excellent exposure and convenient location,
flexible square footage available to suit your
needs. Call 239-472-2183 for more information.
SR 12/3 BTFN
Head to the mountains Highlands, North
Carolina Mountain cabin, loads of
charm, peace and quiet Get back to nature
Weekly or monthly rental
RS 6/18V 7/9
2 BR 2 BA 1st floor corner unit on canal. Free boat
dock. Fishing, lanai, pool, steps to beach. Interior
& furnishings new Jan 2006. Weekly/monthly/sea-
sonal. Call owner 419-566-8670.
SR4/13 V TFN
ANNUAL OR SEASONAL RENTAL
Sanibel 2BR/2BA- Furnished, Central A/C,
Wet Bar, Vaulted Ceilings, Direct TV,
Internet, Pool, Screened Lanai, Garage.
Call 954-605-3325 or 800-618-3325 for details.
SR 7/17 MTFN
BEAUTIFUL ISLAND COTTAGE
QUALITY RENTAL AFFORDABLE LEASE
Sanibel Highlands, Short Bike ride from
Beach, Adorable, Furnished, two bedroom,
one and a half bath, freshly painted, new
tile through out, lush landscaping, private
screened in lanai and vaulted ceilings,
well kept animals are welcome.
Chet Sadler 472-7257
SR 6/11 V 6/18
DIRECT BAYFRONT COTTAGES
Popular west end where Sanibel/Captiva
meet. 1 BR-3+BR, single story, furnished,
full kitchens, 3 docks, direct access, heated
pools, pet friendly, beach across street.
Best spot on island. 239-848-0906
RS 3/12 M TFN
Bay to Sea is FREE!
Captiva & Sanibel Vacation Rentals
Rent directly from more than
300 property owners!
FREE for Renters to use!
FREE for Owners to use!
SR 2/12 BTFN
SANIBEL ARMS 2/2
First floor condo, completely redone -
November 2005. TVs/DVDs, internet, pool/
clubhouse. Just a few steps to beach.
Call owners: 401-253-2511
SR 1/26 M TFN
RFARONAL RPFCIAl I
Meticulously remodeled 3BR/3BA Duplex
in the Dunes with panoramic golf course
views, granite, marble, tile, pavers, large
kitchen, and loft/office available as season-
al rental for one month or series of months.
Call Jean Johnson 703-548-0545.
EAST END COTTAGE
Steps from the beach. 1 bdrm/1 1/2 bath,
AC/heat, full kitchen, laundry.
$3,500/mo + tax Jan-Mar,
neg.off-season. Call for availability.
SR 1/9 B TFN
For a complete list visit our Website
Call Dustyn Corace, RE/MAX of the Islands
RS 10/9 BTFN
QUIET SANIBEL HOME
W/PRIVATE BEACH PATH
Single family home in quiet west end devel-
opment. Large landscaped lot, 3-4 bed-
rooms, 31/2 baths, large open living area,
screened porch off living/dining areas.
W/D, 2nd fridge, Elevator, 2-car garage.
Community has several pools, tennis
courts & natural lagoons. $4,500/mo. + util.
Annual rental only. Call 212-799-6463.
RS 5/28 A 6/18
SANIBEL VIEW CONDO
2-Bedroom, 2-Bath, 1,400 sq. ft., gated,
minutes to Sanibel, garage, all upgrades,
pool, tennis, no pets, unfurnished,
$1,000 monthly. 239-437-0700
SR 5/28 B 6/18
One Bedroom Apartment for rent at 1506
Periwinkle Way. One bedroom one bath
apartment over the VIP Vacation Rental
office. Great location, close to everything.
$875 per month including electric.
Call David or Ronna at 472-1613.
SR 6/18 B 6/25
ONE PERSON RENTAL COTTAGE
New tile floors, large cooking
kitchen, new bathroom, toilet
Center Sanibel. No credit check.
$870/month plus electric
RS 6/18V TFN
DUPLEX ON SANIBEL
Very private, new carpets in bedrooms,
porcelain tile throughout.
$1,000 per month
RS 6/18V 6/18
CUSTOM HOME, PRIVATE, river view, guest loft
with sun porch, pool, tennis, beach. No smoking or
pets. Available monthly beginning April. 405-210-
2341 or 405-307-8949
SR 1/8 M TFN
JUST OVER CAUSEWAY. Great Location. Davis &
Heald. 2BR-2BA. All Tile All New Paint Plus Lanai.
Washer & Dryer. Quiet & Secure. Four Unit Building.
Looking For Right Tennant Not Right $$. Call 315-378-
SR 6/11 MTFN
ANNUAL RENTAL WANTED
Small family looking for annual rental on
Sanibel. Willing to lease a home currently for
sale and show w/notice. 3BR min., furnished
or unfurnished. Pool a plus but not required.
Current Sanibel residents. 322-8642
RS 6/11 V 6/18
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At Sun Splash
Sun Splash Family Waterpark began its sum-
mer operating schedule on Wednesday,
June 16 with new park hours from 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m. every day of the week. Sun Splash's
seven day a week schedule, which coincides with
the Lee County School District's summer break,
will run through August 22.
"With heat indexes reaching 100 regularly
this time of year, Sun Splash is the perfect place
to cool down and beat the heat every day of the
week," said Sandra Greiner, waterpark manager.
"We recently added more shade covers and are
looking forward to hosting local residents and visi-
tors for safe and affordable family fun all summer
For more information on Sun Splash, includ-
ing admission rates, birthday party packages, and
directions to the park, call 574-0558 or visit www.
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and all proceeds from the bounce house and on
site ATM machines will go to the Grotto. The
funds will be utilized toward the purchase and
operation of two hyperbolic chambers in Cape
Coral which will be made available to children
who require this very expensive treatment, free of
charge. The Grotto already has two such chambers
operating in Fort Myers providing free of charge
services to any child that needs the treatment.
For more information, contact Capt. Jack
Donlon at 542-9777 or log on to www.
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Lee County Sheriff's Office ...........................477-1200
Florida M arine Patrol ....................................332-6966
Florida Highway Patrol ..................................278-7100
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
BIG 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
Young Artists Awards................................574-9321
CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS
Angel Flight............................... 1-877-4AN-ANGEL
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
NA R FE(Na.t.na. Act-ve R. tr.ed F. de.. Emple) ............................ 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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Peace By Piece
sense than trying to keep
her favorite things around
all the time. In addition to
stuff, Brown loves to
photograph children by
following them around try- /
ing to capture the essence
of their soul without them
In her other life, she is ,
a mental health therapist
in private practice where
art therapy and creative
solutions are liberally
an Ohio native, holds a
master's degree at the
School for American
Crafts at the Rochester
Institute of Technology,
one of the nation's pre- I
eminent schools for arti-
sans and craftspeople and
has completed diamond
coursework through the
Gemological Institute of
America and a bachelor's
degree in metalsmithing
from Miami University in
Oxford, Ohio. McDonald
has nearly eight years of Zdenka Fiala jewelry
experience in the jewelry
industry including much time spent with a company that manufactures and repairs jew-
elry designed by David Yurman.
Peggy Alborn Zdenka Fiala
Zdenka Fiala creates contemporary jewelry to appeal to creative, self-confident
woman. Her jewelry is lead-free and skin friendly, earrings and necklaces are sterling
silver-plated. Peace by Piece will present selection of her stained glass and beads jew-
Peggy Alborn began creating as a child, making clothing by age 12 and dabbling
in various other media throughout her life including stamping, encaustic wax collage
and soldering. She operated a faux finishing business for four years, finding great
pleasure in refinishing cabinetry. Currently she is creating one-of-a-kind embellished
camisoles and T-shirts, lampshades, and collaged charms and ornaments. Alborn is a
full-time teacher in Lee County with two daughters in college a grad student in opera
studies at The Boston Conservatory and a junior at the University of South Florida.
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Lovegrove Paints It Black
Lovegrove was passionate about creating this painting. She considers it her best
work to date. The painting, valued at $120,000, will remain on display at the The
Bridge Youth Center located at 2336 Cleveland Avenue in Fort Myers and will be fea-
tured for sale on www.leomalovegrove.com. Proceeds will go to The Bridge to enable
it to continue its mission of working with local youth.#
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