Title: River weekly news
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Title: River weekly news
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Language: English
Publisher: Lorin Visek & Ken Rasi
Place of Publication: Fort Myers, Fla
Publication Date: August 6, 2010
Copyright Date: 2010
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Lee -- Fort Myers
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VOL.9,No.31 Frorn the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyerS AUGUST6,2010

Mote Marine Laboratory Arabian Nights Is
Returns Sea Turtle To Tarpon Bay Theme For ACT
Gala Auction
'b e 23rd annual Arts for ACT fine
art auction fundraiser titled Arabian
Nights will be held on Saturday,
August 14 at the Hyatt Regency
Coconut Point Resort in Bonita Springs.
Doors open at 4:30 p.m. for cocktails
and hors d oeuvres by NirVana Indian
Fusion Cuisine in Bedouin tents. There
will be a Middle Eastern Bazaar with I
over 10 vendors selling spices, exotic
foods, teas, oils, jewelry, pottery and
art work. Belly dancing, fortune telling
and henna tattoos will also be available.
There will be over 100 silent auction
artworks and memorabilia up for bid.
The live auction and a full course sit-
down dinner starts at 7 p.m. There are
" - 59 original pieces of art including an
continued on page 20
Wet Kiss by Terry Spry
Mote's Andrea Bowman readies a Kemp's Ridley sea turtle for release after it was res-
cued during the January 2010 cold-stunning event
While Monday, July 26 was a typical hot summer afternoon for most of us,
it was anything but ordinary for the young sea turtle who was returned to Wedding Winners
the warm waters of Tarpon Bay in the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife .
Refuge on Sanibel Island. Cape Coral couple are counting
When the turtle was rescued in January those waters were much colder as a result down the days to their September
of the record low temperatures much of Florida experienced this winter. The juvenile wedding at the Edison & Ford
Kemp s Ridley (Lepidochelps kempii) is a member of a critically endangered species Winter Estates, thanks to winning the
of sea turtles and was saved from a chilly fate by the concerned folks at Tarpon Bay Lemonade Wedding giveaway. Amanda
Explorers, CROW, and Mote Marine Aquarium Laboratory in Sarasota. Lustig and David Daughterty have been
On January 7, the Explorers pulled the lethargic turtle from the icy waters and selected as the recipients of an all-
brought it to CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife). The turtle arrived at expenses-paid wedding.
Mote Marine Aquarium on January 17 to complete its rehabilitation in Mote s Sea Nearly 50 couples entered the contest
Turtle Rehabilitation Hospital. After over six months of care, the turtle made the long by submitting their sweet love story and
journey back to Sanibel. an explanation of the sour times that
Mote s Andrea Bowman gently placed the turtle in the water at Tarpon Bay as the they ve faced. Many had been planning ..... ..,== I
Explorers staff and guests watched. for years to get married but were unable
continued on page 19 continued on page 15 David Daughterty and Amanda Lustig

Classical Music

By FSU Students
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center 9
will present An Evening of
classical Music with Stephanie -'
Christiano, mezzo-soprano, and Stephen --
Salts, baritone, in recital. They will be
accompanied at the piano by Dr. Ronald
Doiron on Tuesday, August 10.
The reception begins at 7 p.m. and .
the performance begins at 8 p.m. There
is a suggested donation of $10.
Christiano is a senior at the Florida 9 -
State University College of Music, cur-
rently seeking a degree in vocal perfor-
mance. She has been singing and acting .
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Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now:

Starnes Arcade, Now Peeples Court
by Gerri Reaves
This small-scale arcade on Hendry Street is one of down-
.w %, town's most charming spots. The Starnes Arcade,
a unique enclave of diminutive storefronts, was built
in 1924 by Charles L. "CL Starnes, during the boom
I J when countless wood-frame structures were replaced with
& Mediterranean-inspired stucco ones.
Most long-time residents of Fort Myers remember the walk-
through business center as the Reynolds Arcade, named for a
subsequent owner.
In recent years, it has been known as the Courtyard Shops.
However, last November it was rechristened Peeples Court.
The historic arcade was originally designed as 15 individual
cozy storefronts: two one-story buildings facing a central courtyard, with two store-
fronts opening onto Hendry Street. It always housed an eclectic mix of professional
offices, services and retail enterprises.
In the mid-1920s, businesses included CL Starnes' office, the Singer Sewing
Machine Company, Seminole Realty Company, and Goolsby and Williams
Among other business in the arcade's early years were Smith's Kandy Kitchen, until
about 1935; and in the 1950s, Clarence O. Courtney Bookkeeping Service; Treasure
Shop Gifts; Nick the Tailor; and Heny H. Szonnell's Table Top Novelty Shop.
Jo Ann Peeples bought the historic arcade about 10 years ago, after running
Cottage Gifts there in the 1990s. During that period, the Frog and the Fly was located
there, and a trophy shop occupied the space where the Bar Association Bistro is now.
I just fell in love with the building, she says. "I made an offer, they accepted, and
that was it. It wasn t even on the market. I hit it lucky that day.

The starnes Arcade today, now called Peeples Court photo by Gerri Reaves
She's sure that her positive memories of downtown Fort Myers in the late 1940s
and the 1950s have something to do with her impulsive offer to buy the Courtyards.
She grew up in Moore Haven in Hendry County and recalls that her family traveled
a bumpy gravel road to come to the big city of Fort Myers to shop.
Downtown had a friendly, neighborly atmosphere then, Peeples says, with many
benches for people to sit and talk. (Note: Benches are making a comeback in down-
But still, coming to town was something of an occasion. "You didn t wear shorts or
jeans. You had to wear a dress.
Downtown was bustling when her family visited. JC Penney and Sears and
Roebuck anchored First Street just two of the thriving stores in the business district.
She well remembers the businesses on Hendry Street block where she would eventu-
ally buy property: Mason's Bakey, Robb & Stucky, Coley Westbrook, and antique and
gift shops in the arcade she now owns.
Peoples' love of historic Fort Myers extends beyond her business life. She's restor-
ing an historic home south of downtown and just off McGregor Boulevard.
Ron Kopko, co-owner of the Bar Association Bistro, says that since the court was
renamed at last November's Heart of Hendry celebration, it has increased in vitality
and really has become the "pulse and beat of downtown.
He points out that the court is fully occupied. In addition to the bistro, four other
businesses operate there: Snap Lites Wigs & Accessories, Cat's Meow Jewelers, The
River Weekly newspaper, and Downtown Associates Unlimited.
Walk down Hendry Street and see the courtyard whose design is a formula for suc-
cess and charm.
Then travel a couple of blocks to the Southwest Florida Museum of History at 2031
Jackson Street to learn more about the popularity of the arcade during the 1920s
building boom.
Don t miss the Tutankhamun: Wonderful Things from the Pharaoh's Tomb exhibit,
now in its final days. Opening on August 24 is an exhibit by renowned photographer
Clyde Butcher.
For information, call 321-7430 or go to swflmuseumofhistoy.com. Museum hours
are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.
Continue your research at the Southwest Florida Historical Society at 10091
McGregor Boulevard. Call 939-4044 or drop by on Wednesday or Saturday, 9 a.m. to
Sources: The archives of the Southwest Florida Historical Society.

In this 1923 or 1924 photo, we see the Starnes Arcade on Hendry Street under construc-

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The Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival features events such as guided paddles and a
kayak fishing tournament photo courtesy of Lee County Parks & Recreation

The November 5 captains' meeting will include a reception sponsored by Angler's
Inn and Bert's Bar. The digital weigh-in, a seminar with Kayak Charters' Dominick
Greco and the awards presentation will be November 6 at Matlacha Park with a cel-
ebration aftenyard for anglers and kayakers at The Sun & The Moon Inn, Matlacha.
Tournament proceeds benefit the Great Calusa Blueway and the Society for Ethical
Ecotourism, which is hosting the event with assistance from Lee County Parks &
Recreation volunteers. Sponsors include Hobie, Bending Branches, Estero River
Outfitters, West Marine, Sea Tow, Angler's Inn, Bert's Bar, The Sun & The Moon Inn,
Kayak Excursions, Kayak Charters and other local businesses.
Registration form and rules can be obtained online at www.
CalusaBluewayPaddlingFestival.com. Call 239-233-0655 or 239-533-7474 for more
information or email: yaknitup@embarqmail.com or bclayton@leegov.com.0

Southwest Florida kayak angler Lynette Brown got this r sohh P eenC as hwo Tours

T e annual Calusa Blueway Kayak Fishing Tournament is expected to draw about au sa us a
75 paddling anglers to the shores of Pine
Island this fall as they compete for cash prizes
and a chance to win a Hobie Adventure fishing -
kayak from Hobie and Estero River Outfitters. .2
Kayak fishing paddles from Bending Branches y
also will be awarded. 0
Fast becoming the premier kayak fishing L
tournament in Southwest Florida, the catch- try
and-release event is scheduled for November 6 1-
as part of the 10-day canoe and kayak festival -0
along the Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail. Get a
details at www.CalusaBluewayPaddlingFestival.
tionT rse acT nd la sco eti- 01-r-- "Af-Nov.6cry use
redfish, sea trout and other species. All fishing ---LAnik-?--- e." A-
must take place on Lee County waterways.
Captains' meeting, weigh-in and awards take place in Matlacha.
The first-place winner will receive the fully rigged Hobie Adventure kayak, which
has a retail value exceeding $2,000. The second-place winner will receive $500, based
on 50 participants. The third-place finisher gets $300; the fourth-place angler earns
$150; and the fifth-place finisher wins $50.
"It's significant to have a kayak of this caliber donated as our grand prize this year,
said Josh Harvel, tournament committee chairman who also is a Hobie Fishing Team
member and Lee County Parks & Recreation volunteer. "The Adventure is one of the
best-performing kayaks on the water today. I'm very excited that Hobie and Estero
River Outfitters have come together with the Calusa Blueway to help promote the
great sport of kayak fishing.

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The Board of Lee County
Commissioners and the Florida
Department of Transportation
invite the public to attend the ribbon
cutting ceremony for LeeTran Transit
Shelter Expansion Project on Wednesday,
August 11 at 11 a.m. It is located in the
East Fort Myers Shopping Center, 4191
Palm Beach Boulevard, Fort Myers.
In keeping with the spirit of the event,
attendees are asked to consider riding
one of LeeTran's new hybrid buses from
downtown Fort Myers to the event site.
Buses may be boarded on Broadway
between Main and Second streets
between 10:30 and 10:45 a.m. The bus
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Commissioner Candidates To
Appear At Republican Forum
candidates for Lee County Commissioner have been invited to participate in
a forum of the Fort Myers Republican Women's Club Federated on Tuesday,
August 17.
The invited candidates are Brian Bigelow, Sonny Haas, Cecil Pendergrass, and Dick
Ripp, District 2; and Tammy Hall, District 4. A question-and-answer session will follow
their prepared comments during the forum.
The public is invited to attend the monthly luncheon and the candidate forum being
held at The Helm Club, The Landings, South Fort Myers. A social hour begins at
11:15 a.m. The noon lunch, business meeting, and candidate forum follow.
Those attending are invited to write a check for their favorite 2010 Republican
candidate running for office, with a minimum amount of $16; the club then pays for
the luncheon charge. Reservations are required by Thursday, August 12, and may be
made by contacting Tina Laurie at 489-4701.
The Fort Myers Republican Women's Club is affiliated with the Florida Federation
of Republican Women and the National Federation of Republican Women. Additional
information about the club may be obtained by contacting the past president, Marilyn
Stout, at 549-5629.4

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A Midsummer Night's Sing sponsor Sam
Galloway, Jr. and Pastor Paul deJong of
First Presbyterian Church of Fort Myers
Residents who attended the 13th
annual A Midsummer Night's Sing
at First Presbyterian Church in
downtown Fort Myers July 27 opened
their hearts and their wallets by contribut-
ing approximately one ton of food to
benefit The Soup Kitchen, operated by
Community Cooperative Ministries (CCMI).
Attendees also contributed $3,000 to
help the charity, which serves more than
1,000 meals per day through The Soup
Kitchen, Meals on Wheels and food pro-
grams for families in need. In addition,
the agency provides transportation for
the frail elderly and Montessori pre-school
education for children from working poor

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Pat Mann and his mother, Barbara B. Mann

sarah Owen of CCMI and Sherry
slaybaugh of the Galloway Family of
About 700 people attended the perfor-
mance, sponsored by the Galloway Family
of Dealerships.
The popular event featured performanc-
es by The Sun-Sations, Teen Challenge,
pianist Barbara Peterson, organist
Eddygrace Bernhard, Choral Director Rev.
Roger Peterson, soloist Beth Wininger, and
the First Presbyterian Church Choir and

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Along The River
On Tuesday, August 10, the
Sidney & Berne Davis Art
Center presents an evening of
classical music performance by Florida
State University students.
Stephanie Christiano, mezzo-soprano
and Stephen Salts, baritone are in recital,
assisted at the piano by Dr. Ronald
The reception starts at 7 p.m. with
the performance beginning at 8 p.m. The
suggested donation is $10.
The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
is located at 2301 First Street, Fort
Myers. Call 333-1933 for resewations.
If you are a parent looking for a great
way to keep your kids busy while teach-
ing them to respect the environment,
the Calusa Summer Camp at Calusa
Nature Center and Planetarium in
Fort Myers is the answer you have been
looking for.
Running through the middle of
August, this special camp for boys and
girls teaches them environmental aware-

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ion forward attire and sip Lemon Drop
Champagne and Sake-tinis at the popular
european-style bistro. The party begin at
4 p.m.
In addition to food and drink specials,
Michelle DePalma, owner of Snap Lites
Wigs and Accessories, is providing
modern wigs and hairpieces to help you
add instant style to your hair. You can
also browse through stylish handbags and
jewelry provided by Cat's Meow.
The Bar Association Bistro is located
at 1609 Hendy Street, Fort Myers in the
historic Peeples Court. Dinner reserva-
tions are suggested. Call 334-8080.
The Sandy Butler Restaurant and
Gourmet Market is still offering sum-
mer specials including a new summer

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thre c00urse dinner and a glass of wine
Through September, the $18 cork
fee for wines purchased in The Sandy
Butler's Gourmet Market and taken into
the restaurant is waived. Members of the
Bell Ringer Customer Loyalty Club at The
Sandy Butler will receive 10 percent off
all purchases in the market and restaurant
all summer long!
The Sandy Butler Restaurant and
Gourmet Market is located at 17650 San
Carlos Boulevard, Fort Myers. Call 482-

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August 13

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from Costa Rica, where Costa has
owned a operated his company for 15
years. Costa s furniture is crafted from
Guancaste, the national tree of Costa
Rica, as Guancaste forests are abundant
in the small country.
Costa Rica is located in Central
America within the narrow band of humid
tropics, where tropical hardwood species

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trees, carefully chosen for their beautiful
hardwoods, excellent growth potential,
high value, both on local and interna-
tional markets.
The beautifully-carved furniture at
Costa's receives several coatings of poly-
urethane, and the pieces can be used
inside our outside. Talk to the sales and
design staff in the showroom about your
custom design ideas. They can help you
make your vision come true by helping
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The Multicultural Centre of
Southwest Florida's 11th annual
back to school festival, called The
BIG Backpack Event, provided 2,100
students with backpacks and school
supplies on Sunday, August 1. The
crowd arrived early, forming a line that
went around Harborside Event Center
and into the streets of downtown Fort
Myers. There were 12,000 people in
atteF Tec@hing, backpacks, school
supplies, hair cuts, eye exams, lunch
boxes, and food were provided
"The Multicultural Centre of
Southwest Florida would like to
thank all the 200 plus volunteers,
sponsors, contributors, vendors, and
media for their support, which made
our 11th annual outreach event to
support students in need a true suc-
cess," said event organizer Connie
Ramos-Williams of CONRIC PR &

Founder of the Multicultural Centre of
Southwest Florida Leonardo Garcia,
Fort Myers Mayor Randy Henderson
and the organizer and project direc-
tor for The BIG Backpack Event
Connie Ramos-Williams

Brandon Battles, Akhim Dale, Tashim Dale,

The Cre8 Salon & Spa team donated their

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Darion Williams received a free hair cut for back to school from Sal Lugo, one of the hair
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kids. They also did face painting.


has moved to its new home
on 2756 McGregor Boulevard
Myersme6 bloc ssouthhof t lonial
Reverend Dr. Wayne Robinson
Sunday Services: 9 and 11 a.m.
Children's Education: 9 a.m.
MulteE cati90 10 a.m.
Email: allfaithsuc@embarqmail.com
N te OaNIfaiRh uKc.org
8210 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers
t s eFroiAthan ios9Michalos
Divine Liturgy Sunday 10am
Fellowship Programs, Greek School,
2S8d4a81-S2cOh909ol, Community Night
15675 McGre or Boulevard. 437-3171
Rabbi: Judah Hun erman
Friday Service, 8 p.m.
taubr t SSceh t1ur a Mornin
Adult Hebrew Classes 9
BleasAeDc IFfoLr nEo onRSull program.
16581 McGre or Boulevard, 267-3166
(Just ast the Tan er Outlet Mall)
Pastop: Barr Lent, 281-3063
Sund Worshi 10:30 a.m
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nondenominational church emphasizing
a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Sunday Service: 9 a.m. Contemporary
10:45 a.m. Traditional.
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.
2439 McGregor Boulevard, 334-8937
Rev. Dan Hagmaier, pastor
Traditional Sunday service 10 a.m.
Nursery available
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
Sunday services:
Traditional, 8 and 11 a.m.;
Contemporary, 9:30 a.m.
Children's Church K4J (Kids for Jesus)
9:45 a.m.
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
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.
Friday Youth Service, 7:30 p.m.

Nursery care for pre-school children and
Children's Church for ages 5-12 available
at each service.
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.
2390 West First Street, next door to Edison
Sunday Morning Service and Sunday
School, 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Evening Testimony Meeting
7:30 p.m.
Child care provided at all services.
Visit our Reading Room for quiet study at:
2281 W First Street, River District
www.spiritualitycom and www.christian-
13545 American Colony Boulevard (off
Daniels Parkway in the Colony), Fort
Myers, 936-2511
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.
5916 Winkler Road, Fort Myers,
437-4330. Rev. Mark Condrey, Pastor
Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m.
Church School: 9:15 a.m.
8210 College Parkway, Fort Myers,
482-3133. Philip White, pastor
Morning Worship: 10 a.m.
Church School: 10:15 a.m.
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
Weekly services:
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
with Healing
Child care available at Saturday 5 p.m. and
Sunday 9:30 a.m. services.
881 Nuna Avenue, Fort Myers, 481-1143
Masses Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.
Sunday, 8 and 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
2154 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers,
Pastor Randy and Anita Thurman
Sunday Service, 10:30 a.m.
All are welcome.
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
10 a.m.
Worship Gathering Sunday 10 a.m.
Pastor Alan Bondar
Fort Myers Villas Civic Association Bldg.
2306 Sunrise Blvd. Fort Myers, 33907
Phoneltext: 220-8519
website: messiahreformed.com
Bible Study Wednesday 6:30 p.m.
Fellowship Lunch Sunday noon
Teen Events Monthly
clwebsite for podcasts, special events, min-
istries, calendar, blogs, etc.
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
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-
(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
e-mail: peacel265@aol.com
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.
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.
16940 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers,
Robert G. Kasten, Pastor
Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m.
Nursery available
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.
Weekly masses:
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
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.
3595 Broadway, Fort Myers
239-939-4711, www.smles.org
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.rn. 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.
16225 Winkler Rd. 433-0018.
Rabbi Jeremy Barras
Cantorial Soloists JosephlLynn Goldovitz
Shabbat Services, Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Torah Study, Saturday, 9:15 a.m.
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Services, Saturday,
10:30 a.m.
Religious Education Classes, Midweek,
Grades 2-7, Wednesday, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Preschool Classes, Monday through Friday
Confirmation Classes, Wednesday
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. to noon
14486 A & W Bulb Road,
Fort Myers, 433-0201.
Rabbi: Benjamin S. Sendrow,
Cantor: 1. 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 at7 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 of SWFL is located at
10811 Sunset Plaza Circle, by Summerlin
and Pine Ridge Roads, behind Zoomers
and the ponds.
Reverend Nadine
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.
1619 Llewellyn Drive Fort Myers
Just off McGregor across from the Edison/
Ford Winter Estates
Senior Minister: Douglas Kelchner
Traditional Worship Sunday's 10:15 a.m.
Website: www.edisonchurch.org
Phone: 334-4978
13411 Shire Lane (off Daniels Parkway one
mile west of 1-75)
Minister: The Rev. Allison Farnum
Sunday services and religious education at
10:30 a.m.
For information on all church events call
561-2700 or visit www.uucfm.org.
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2120 Collier Ave, Fort Myers, 274-8881;
Services: Sunday 10 a.m.;
Wehd sG p7arparnd Michele Anastasi
7401 Winkler Road, Fort Myers
481-4040, Pastor, Steve Hess
Sunday Services: 8 a.m. traditional;
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needs of children between the ages of
seven and 12. Grossman has also led
and facilitated a focus group process at
Temple Judea in an effort to bring about
positive ideas for change and growth.
He looks to maintain a strong ritual
presence and religious education within
the standards of Conservative Judaism
in his role as president.
Temple Judea is an egalitarian
Conservative Synagogue of approxi-
mately 200 households, affiliated with
the United Synagogue of Conservative
Judaism. The congregation is consid-
ered a family of families. In addition
to prayer services, they provide for the
educational needs of the community
with a preschool, and after hours reli-
gious school. It is Lee County s only
Conservative Synagogue.
Temple Judea is located at 14486
A&W Bulb Road, Fort Myers. For more
information contact Temple Judea at
433-0201 or visit www.tjswfl.org.
Klds Racing For
Life Fundraiser
he 12th annual Kids Racing For
Life fundraiser is scheduled for
Saturday, August 7 at 6 p.m.
at Victory Lane Cafe, 4120 Hancock
Bridge Parkway. North Fort Myers. The
fundraiser will include raffles, an auc-
tion, live sports and entertainment.
The goal is to raise money to pay for
up to 200 children with cancer and their
families to go to Sebring International
Raceway on the September 10-12.

For the past 11 years Kids Racing For
Life has enabled families that have a child
with cancer to go to a race track some-
where in the Southeast for a weekend to
meet drivers, crews, officials, get T-shirts
and other goodies and top it off with a
ride in a real road racing car driven by a
qualified professional race car driver.
This may be the only fun these
families get all year long because of the
cost of medical treatment, said Stephen
Zoeller, spokesman for Zoeller Ministries,
which organizes the event.
This not only helps the child with
encouragement and hope, but helps the
parents knowing they are not alone going
through this.
We are at this time $20,000 short of
our goal, Zoeller added.
To donate or for more information,
call 945-3333 or email RaceRev@
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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.
9065 Ligon Court, Fort Myers, across
mto elaltth rk I IL4u8dT h5itlock
Sunday Service
9:30 a.m., Contemporary.
Worship and Adult Classes

mily Law Attorney Keith
Grossman was recently elected
president of the board of trustees
at Temple Judea in Fort Myers, where
he will serve a two-year term. He and
his family have served as active mem-
bers of the synagogue for the past 15
years. He was a member of the board
of trustees, has taken an active role
with Temple Judea s religious and pre-
schools, and helped to create the Junior
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BIA's objective is to provide emergency repairs and construction services to elderly,
disabled and economically disadvantaged people who are unable to obtain home
repairs through traditional means. Builder's Care enlists the volunteer semices of Lee
BIA members and leverage grants and donated materials to provide construction and
remodeling semices to qualified homeowners throughout Lee County.
Donations can be made online at www.LeeBuildersCare.org, or to the Builders
Care general fund at BB&T (formerly Colonial Bank) Page Field branch at 4959
South Cleveland Avenue in Fort Myers. More information is available by calling 938-

Win A Firehouse Dinner
Or Birthday Party
Donate to the Harry Chapin Food Bank, and you may win dinner or a birthday
party at an lona-McGregor fire station
The lona-McGregor Fire District invites the public to donate nonperishable
food items August 20 to 22. The first 1,500 elementary and middle school students
who donate will receive a pencil pouch with school supplies, compliments of the fire
district. Adults who donate can register to win dinner for six, prepared by the firefight-
ers at the fire station, or a children's birthday party for six, celebrated at the fire sta-
Both food and monetary donations will be accepted from 1 to 4 p.m. at the
district's fire stations located at 16651 McGregor Boulevard, north of John Morris
Parkway; 15961 Winkler Road, south of Summerlin Road; 6061 South Pointe
Boulevard, just south of College Parkway; and 15660 Pine Ridge Road, south of
Gladiolus Drive.
"Hary Chapin Food Bank provides a wonderful service to our community and
needs our support year-round," said Fire Chief William Elliott. "We think this is a great
way to celebrate back to school and a wonderful opportunity for children and the
people we serve to visit our stations and meet our firefighters. We're hoping for a big
turnout and a significant donation for the food bank."O

ICAN Needs School Supplies
he Island Coast Aids Network (ICAN) is seeking donations of school supplies
to help children whose families are affected by HIV/AIDS. The list of needs
includes backpacks, binders, pocket folders, notebook paper, pens, pencils,
markers, crayons, rulers, glue and gift cards. All donated school supplies will be dis-
tributed by ICAN case managers directly to the network's clients and their children.
Donations can be delivered or mailed to the main ICAN offices at 2231 McGregor
Boulevard, Fort Myers, FL 33901 or call
337-2391 ext. 211 to arrange pick-up.
ICAN is a 501(c)3 non- profit organiza- Sanibel T-Shirts
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ACT Needs Help & & Pak-n-9
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buse Counseling and Treatment,
Inc., (ACT) the domestic violence
Lee, Hae d xau 31saad1tsschoe t ess neds
help outfitting school age children with
uniforms, clothing, shoes, and school
supplies. At this time, there are over 20
children in need at the shelter. F !
The public is asked to donate gift cards
from various stores such as Kohls, Wal
Mart, Marshalls, Target, T J Maxx, Old
Navy and Kmart in lieu of actual items.
ACT's children's co-coordinator will per-
sonally take the children shopping to pick .
Out their own items. Ef
Gift cards may be dropped off at ACT's
thrift store, Second ACT, located at 12591
South Cleveland Avenue; at Arts for ACT
Gallery at 2265 First Street in downtown
Fort Myers; or at the administrative office
located in Fort Myers. Call 939-2553 for
the address.
Contact Johnnie Mae Johnson at 939-
3112 or e-mail her at jjohnson@actabuse.
Com if you have questions or need more
information by phone.O

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Peter St. Louis, service technician for Modern & Anderson Service for Home & Business,
with Cynthia Penna and daughter Lilly Penna, Sarah and John Penna
John Penna, 57, has suffered with colon cancer since the early 1990s. Most
recently, he has developed a major bacterial infection caused by the extreme
heat within his home. Despite his struggles, Penna maintained his construction
business up until a few years ago. His health and mobility continued to worsen and
theThh tPwn ac{ pt sse arp rhjobs on the air conditioning unit over
the past few years. However, two months ago when the unit went out again, the
Penna family was in dire straits. With the recent loss of his job and rising medical bills,
the family could not afford the $2,000 in repairs needed to get the air conditioning
going again. But with Penna's failing health, they could not afford to go without air
conditioning either
On July 9, volunteers sponsored by Builders Care, the charitable agency of the Lee
Building Industry Association (BIA), sent out a call for help to its BIA members. Almost
immediately, Jim Glennon, president of Florida operations for Modern & Anderson
Service for Home & Business, responded and in less than one week, the Penna resi-
dence had air conditioning.
nee dde t ri nderso hr c f Home & Business provided all of the labor and
"The residents of Southwest Florida have been very supportive of our company
since 1965 so it's the least we can do help give back," said Glennon. "We are proud
to be part of Lee County BIA and are grateful to be able to help whenever we can.
bB Ikd stC eg helps us give back to our community, and we felt it was time to give
"This is a great project for a man that sewed in the building industry for many
years. It is great to see other companies looking out for others in our community,"
said Heidi Taulman, executive director of Builders Care.

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CROW Case Of The Week:
Roseate Spoonbill, Snowy Egret
by Brian Johnson
On the morning n '
of July 14 visi-
5 tors on the free e- .
.. birding tram winding 1- -. .
through the "Ding"
Darling National Wildlife .
Refuge spotted a rose-
ate spoonbill and snowy
egret tied together by
fishing line, a potentially
fatal arrangement. the monofilament that was
They notified "Ding" Darling, and law around both birds
enforcement officer Jim
Mathissen contacted refuge
ranger Becky Wolff.
It was near lunchtime
and she was able to quickly
assemble a group of refuge
staff and student interns.
They went out to the tower
on Wildlife Drive. -
"The birds were on the
sandbar on the other side '
of the culvert," said Wolff.
"They were pretty well
exhausted. As soon as we
got there we saw the snowy
drag the spoonbill, whose
legs were wrapped up in
line, under the water. It was
go time.
Wolff jumped into the
water and got the spoonbill *
while Traci Gordon handled
the egret. Jennessy Toribio Roseate spoonbill and egret connected by th
cut the line and Simone ment

Schweizer helped
mph8r edsTthoey
wrapped them in
refuge jackets and
took them directly
across Sanibel-
Captiva Road to
"We worked well
as a team, and it
was great to have
a successful bird
save," said Wolff.
"Both birds were
stressed and topen-
mouth breath-
ing," said Dr. PJ
Deitschel, who was
the admitting veteri-
The spoonbill
had a hook in her
leg, the egret had
a hook embedded
fairly deeply in her
neck. They were
given pain medica-
tion, then placed
in cages in ICU to
allow them time to
Dr. PJ began
with the spoon-
bill. The line had
wrapped quite
tightly around the
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Try Pass Fishing
When Bay Water
S TOO Warm
.. by Capt.
.. - Matt Mitchell
,:. ast week I
spent the
majority of my
time on the water
fishing the passes.
Blind Pass, Redfish
Pass and Captiva
Pass all held good
numbers of game-
fish. The strong
moving tides made for good action on
several species of fish. The main players
were snook, redfish and trout.
Learning the techniques to fish the
passes takes a little time but pays off big
once you have it down. Many local guides
make their living in our local passes just
about year round. In most of the tourna-
I fish th fish
ments e winning come out o
e k other type of fishing it's
knowing where in the pass and what

stag ohHhe t@etrh chsher dre so high
the passes have the most waterflow and
are generally cooler than the shallow bay.
Most of the snook, redfish and trout are
caught around the edges of the passes.
Sit back and watch how the other boats
are drifting and what areas they are work-
ing before you jump right in the crowd
and mess it up for evenjone.
Drop offs and ledges can often be
identified by the tide rips. The seawall
off South Seas Island Resort has always
been, and remains, one of the hottest
laces to catch snook in our area. After a
ew drifts you can generally narrow down
where the fish are and not have to drift
the entire edge of the pass.
Positioning the boat while drifting to
keep the lines in the strike zone is the
key. When the tide is really screaming
through the pass it's best to keep your
motor running and have one person
operate the boat while others fish. You
will have to bump the boat in and out of
gear to keep the drift nice and smooth
and not get pushed in or out too far.
Drifting lets you cover more ground and
gives your baits the natural presentation
of being swept on the tide. While drifting,
keep your baits uptide and let them drag

Chris Bunting with a big redfish caught drifting a local pass

at the same speed the boat is moving on
the tide. If you start fishing down current
you will lose a lot of rigs in the bottom.
Live bait fishing is the most effective
method. Pinfish and grunts are at the top
of the list. Use enough weight so that
the bait will bounce the bottom; this will
vary depending on how fast the tide is
moving. It could be anything from a small
split shot up to a V2-Ounce egg sinker. My
usual pass rig consists of a spinning rod
rigged with 20# braid, a 30# fluorocar-
bon leader, a 3/0 hook and a large split

shot crimped on the leader about two
feet above the hook. I like to hook the
baits in the mouth as they stay down bet-
ter in the fast moving tide.
Certain areas in the passes are some-
times better to anchor and fish. The
docks and stumps on the north side of
Redfish Pass and the stumps and rips on
the north side of Captiva Pass can be
fished either way. When anchored, throw
your bait upcurrent and let it drift back in

Send Us Your Fish Tales
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Send us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of
catch, species and weight, and include photographs with identification.
Drop them at the River Weekly, 16450 San Carlos Boulevard, Suite 2, Fort
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the tide. At the end of the drift on a fast
moving tide the bait will come up from
the bottom and skip on top. Fishing from
the anchor does not keep your baits in
the water as long but some days can be
more effective.
On either an incoming or outgoing
tide there are fish to be caught in all our
local passes. It sa matter of putting in
your time and working out which pass
and which drift is better on that stage of
the tide. Some days one pass will just be
better than the others, Luckily, within 10
miles we have three passes that all hold
good numbers of fish.
Pass fishing has paid off for me all
week with pretty consistent action and a
few really good fish. Within an hour one
morning this week we caught a 33-inch
redfish and a dozen or so snook up to 30
inches along with losing a snook in the
15- to 20-pound range.
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
questions email captmattmitchell@aol.

mangrove at enngs are or
people who care about the
fG hM Earth, a place to socialize with
live music, coffee and tea with delicacies,
wireless Internet, informational displays
and organizations, and all of the current
local information on Southwest Florida
environmental happenings.
Meetings are on the third Friday of
every third month between 7:30 and 10
p.m. and are free and open to the public.
The upcoming meeting, on August
20, is co-sponsored by the Coccoloba
chapter of the Florida Native Plant
Society. Live entertainment will be by
Suzie Jennings.
At the Mangrove Gathering you can
find answers to your questions, express
comments and opinions or check the cal-
endar for upcoming environmental meet-
ings and events. Sharing environmental
concerns and solutions is the framework
of the evening.
Meetings are at the Lee County Parks
& Recreation Support Services Facility
at Rutenberg Park, 6490 South Pointe
Boulevard, between College Parkway and
Cypress Lake Boulevard, Fort Myers.
For more information call 432-2163.
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uests are welcome at the monthly
meeting of the Bonsai Society of
Southwest Florida on Saturday
August 21, from 9 a.m. to noon. Bring
your problem trees to take part in the
featured program for the meeting.
Individuals are invited to bring questions
or problems they have about their trees
or the art of bonsai. Masters will review
the problems and offer solutions.
The meeting is held at the Support

Personnel Association of Lee County
(SPALC) Building at 6281 Metro
Plantation Road, Fort Myers. There is no
charge for attending and reservations are
not required.
Bonsai is a horticultural art of growing
trees in pots. It had its origins in China
and Japan. Information about bonsai and
the association will be available at the
Additional information about bonsai,
the association, or the meeting may be
obtained by contacting Becky Bodnar,
463-4102, or by e-mailing beckybod-

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Varnish leaf, a member of the soapberry
family, is also called Flonda hopbush
by Gern Reaves
Varnish leaf's (Dodonaea viscosa)
most notable feature is its winged
fruit, which on first glance resem-
bles shimmery flowers
The seed pods with three (and occa-
sionally four) rounded papery wings
undergo several color transitions that
endow the plant with ornamental value.
grheyne rngeh sgr kb dye wand
eventually turn pale brown.
By comparison, the actual flowers are
somewhat inconspicuous and greenish


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Jensen's IVIarina
Captive Island

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leg" and there were "superficial abrasions
and a fair amount of swelling below the
hock," said Dr. PJ.
The line came off with relative ease,
and the bird was soon able to stand with
only mild lameness.
The egret was a tougher case. Dr.
PJ put the white bird under anesthesia
in order to accomplish the tricky job of
extricating the hook from the neck. It
took about 10 minutes to pry the hook
forward, cut off the barb, and slide it out.
Both birds were given antioxidants and
secondary pain medication.
Dr. PJ expected a quick turnaround
for both patients, and that's what trans-
"The next morning I came in at 7
a.m. and the birds were bouncing off the
walls, not wanting to be in captivity," said
Dr. PJ. "All the swelling had resolved in
the roseate's leg. Not wanting them to
cause damage to themselves, we notified
Becky for an immediate release.
Back at the refuge, the egret darted
out of the carrier to freedom while the
spoonbill walked about before rejoining
other spoonbills in the refuge waters.
CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation
of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife
hospital providing veterinary care for
native and migratory wildlife from the
Gulf Coast of Florida. The hospital
accepts patients seven days a week
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varnish leaf's winged fruit is its most distinct
yellow, emerging in terminal clusters.
This fast-growing native shrub or small
tree can reach up to 15 feet tall, although
usually only six to 10 feet. It is typically
multi-trunked but can be trained to a
single trunk. The bark is brown.
spaTt -se dtotsix-1 h leavesobvary from
varying in texture and shape according to
habitat. They are sticky with under-curled
The common name derives from
the shiny coating of resin on the leaves
that give them a varnished appearance.
The resin also makes this evergreen tree
highly drought tolerant.
This hardy plant's natural habitat is
dunes, pinelands, and hammocks. It will
tolerate sandy or rocky soils, wind, or salt
spray and is generally pest resistant.
Plant varnish leaf in full sun. Use it as
a background plant, hedge, screen, or
specimen plant in the wild garden. It can
even be espaliered.
Propagate varnish leaf with cuttings or
Sources: hort.ufl.edu, A Gardener's
Guide to Florida's Native Plants by
Rufino Osorio, Native Florida Plants by
Robert G Haehle and Joan Brookwell,

ve feature
The Shrubs & Woody Vines of Florida
by Gil Nelson, and hort.ufl.edu.
Plant Smart explores sustainable
gardening practices that will help you
create a low-maintenance, drought-
tolerant, hurricane- and pest-resistant
South Florida landscape.#

America's Boating Course
he San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron, a unit of the United States Power
Squadrons, will be offering America's Boating Course on Saturday, August
21 from 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.This course is recognized by the National
Association of State Boating Law Administrators.
The State of Florida recently passed legislation requiring anyone born after January
1, 1988 to have passed a safe 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 h.p. Each
student will receive a card/certificate from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission
upon completion of the class.
The course consists of two sessions on consecutive Saturdays. The second session
willbe on Saturday, August 28, also from 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Topics covered include hull design, docking, anchoring, handling boating emergen-
cies, reading channel markers and many other topics to make each boating expenence
safer and more enjoyable.
The cost ofthe course is $40 plus $20 for a second person sharing the instruction
ma Ir ourse is being taught at the San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron class-
room at 16048 San Carlos Boulevard at the corner of Kelly Road (across from ACE
Hardware). Register online at www.scbps.com or call the office 466-4040.#



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New York, he moved to Sarasota where
he attended Ringling School of Art in the
early seventies and remained working as
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commonplace. The ocean and nature
was evident everywhere our bicycles
would take us. My art is a mixture of fam-
ily, friends, fun, nature and the ability to
see beauty in the simple things that make
up every precious day of my life on this
beautiful planet,"says Soler.
The exhibition will be on display until
August 28. Gallery hours are Tuesday to
Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More
information is available at www.daasgal-

Key West to help with the family property
and became active in the local art scene.
In the early nineties, he moved back to
Sarasota the do his graphic and fine art
again. These days he's semi retired and
working to make the transition to be a
full time fine artist his life's dream. Soler
has shown his work in-group and solo
exhibitions in Staten Island New York, St.
Petersburg, Sarasota, and Key West.
"Growing up on the island of Key
West in the sixties was truly paradise.
We lived a very simple life full of fun and
adventure. Everyone knew each other on
the island and music and laughter was

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Lemonade Wedding Winners
to because of financial obstacles, job loss, health risks, or other complicated situations.
"We had an incredibly hard time choosing a winner," says Rachael Schoof, design
consultant at Studio Six Eleven. "We had heartbreaking stories from couples that were
facing hard times, but Amanda's hand-written application really stood out. Amanda
and David both lost their jobs because of the economy, and have also lost loved ones
recently. But through those sour times, they found each other.
The winning couple will attend the Lemonade Wedding Bridal Social, a bridal show
being held by the wedding sponsors on Sunday, August 8 at the Hotel Indigo, 1520
Broadway, Fort Myers, from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is $3.
The winners will get married on Sunday, September 12 at the Edison & Ford
Winter Estates. Their wedding package will also include a reception at the Heitman
House, catered by The Flying Pig.
Other sponsors contributing to the bride and groom's prize package include
Black Tie Tuxedos, Connie Duglin Specialty Linens & Chair Cover Rental, Duquette
Photography, Elegant Affairs, Elle Events, Fort Myers Floral Designs, Fotos-R-Fun,
Frey Valet, Hotel Indigo Fort Myers, Kakes By Karen, LLC, Model T Chauffeur
Services, Patty s Flower Shop, Provident Jewelry, Shari Brownie Photography and
mu amDr fTrr in isit www.lemonadewedding.com or email info@lemon-

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All is color and whimsy at daas
Gallery during the month of
August as Cuban artist Fernando
Soler presents Fun-Tasy, a collection of
new works inspired in a life full of fun
and adventure. The opening reception is
scheduled for Friday, August 6, in con-
junction with the Fort Myers Art Walk.
Fernando was born in Havana in
1947. At the age of nine, he and his
family migrated to Key West where he
went to school and graduated from Key
West High School. After a year of junior
college, he proudly enlisted in the U.S.
Coast Guard. After a four-year tour in
the North Atlantic and Governor's Island

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Classical Music Performance
since she was a young girl at various local and professional theaters.
At 15 she first participated in the Spoleto Vocal Arts Symposium in Spoleto, Italy
where she studied with coaches Enza Ferrari and Nico Castel. In 2007 she sang
the role of Kate Pinkerton in Opera Naples production of Madam Butterfly. At
Florida State, Christiano has appeared on both the Ruby Diamond Auditorium Stage
(La Bohame) and Opperman Music Hall where she played Pitti-Sing in Gilbert and
Sullivan's The Mikado.
Aside from her mainstage performances, she has appeared at various elemen-
tary and middle-schools in Leon County, singing the role of Kate in The Pirates of
She is an alumna of the Theater Department at Cypress Lake High School Center
for the Arts.
Salts studies at the Florida State University College of Music and will graduate with
a bachelor of music degree in voice performance in May. He hopes to move back to
south Florida and obtain a Master of Music degree in voice performance and/or opera
Salt has performed with the Florida State Opera since 2007 in La Bohame
(Puccini), The Mikado (Gilbert & Sullivan), the role of Fiorello in The Barber of Seville
He also performs with the Florida State Baroque Ensemble in addition to the
Florida State University Singers with whom he traveled Rome, Siena, Florence,
Venice, and Milan in March.
Doiron is director of music, St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Marco Island. Since July
2003 he has been at the musical helm as artistic director and conductor of The Bach
Ensemble. A church and synagogue musician for over 30 years, Dr. Doiron has held
positions as both organist and choirmaster in Southern California and Pennsylvania,
including director of music at Temple Sinai, director of music ministries at the First
Presbyterian Church and Church of the Assumption in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Doiron was named a 2008 Musician and Educator Star in the Arts by the
United Arts Council of Collier County.
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Season Announced, Prices Lowered
Theatre Conspiracy has announce its 2010-11 season of plays at the Foulds
Theatre in Fort Myers.
For this upcoming year we have lowered our ticket prices and moved
our matinee performances to Sundays," says Bill Taylor, producing artistic director.
Affordable entertainment has always been important to us. I think this will keep live
theatre as an option for people during this economic downturn. I am very excited
about what we have coming up.
"Once again we have put together a season that covers a wide range of theatre for
our audiences to enjoy. We have a world premiere, one Florida premiere and three
Southwest Florida premieres. There will be plenty of laughs and excitement this year."
The line-up includes:
Searching For Eden: The Diaries Of Adam And Eve, a romantic comedy by
James Still. August 20 through September 4 at 8 p.m. and August 29 at 2 p.m.
More than a hundred years after Mark Twain wrote his own short stories about
Adam and Eve, James Still combines those stories for Act One of Searching for
Eden, and then imagines Adam and Eve in the present day for Act Two to create this
original and contemporary play about the world's first love stoy.
Cynthia's Lament, a comedy by Paul J. Lawrence, October 8-23 at 8 p.m. and
October 17 at 2 p.m
Winner of the annual New Play Contest, this play tells the story of wildly successful
romance novelist, Cynthia Silver, who seems to have it all. In fact, she even has a little
extra, namely a penis. The truth is she is the fabrication of Taylor, a talented writer
who couldn't get published. As time has passed Taylor has grown tired of restraints
Cynthia has put on him artistically and has dreams of making it as a writer without
wearing a dress.
DeDeabde nats2CellmPhone, a comedy by Sarah Ruhl, December 3-18 at 8 p.m. and
When Jean answers the cell phone of the corpse at the next table, she unwittinglY
embarks on a quirky odyssey that takes her from grief to the black market to the after-
life. With unfailing empathy, she sets the dead man s bizarre life to rights and on the
way resurrects her own
Frank Lloyd Wright, written and performed by Will Stutts, January 7-22 at 8 p.m.
and Januay 16 at 2 p.m.
Will Stutts, who thrilled audiences last year with his performance as Edgar Allan
Poe, returns to Southwest Florida in this intriguing and fascinating one-man show.
Shipwrecked! An Entertainment, The amazing adventures of Louis de Rougemont
(as told by himself), by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies, February 11-26 at 8
p.m. and February 20 at 2 p.m.

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Individual tickets are $18 per show or all six shows for $90, five shows for $80 or
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a helping hand to ensure an even better
event every month. As business own-
ers, it is very difficult for us to leave our
spaces to assist with other things that are
so needed during the events."
Anyone interested in becoming a
member of the S-Team is encouraged to
email Acevedo at david@fortmyersart-
walk.com. Detailed information of the dif-
ferent volunteer positions will be provided
upon inquiries. General information about
the Fort Myers Art Walk can be found at

Opportunities To
Support The Arts
embers of the Sidney & Berne
Davis Art Center (SBDAC)
are a atherin of individuals
dedicated to making a difference in the
cultural life of their community. Their
contributions are influential in fund-
ing the annual operation expenses of
the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center.
During restoration and rehabilitation,
members will receive benefits.
Anunal memberships start at $100
($25 for students) and membership levels
are designed so that anyone may partici-
For more information call 333-

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It has been almost two years since the
first Fort Myers Art Walk premiered in
the streets of downtown Fort Myers.
The event has attracted multitudes of
patrons to the downtown area benefiting
not only art galleries but local businesses
such as restaurants and bars. With every
Art Walk, the popularity of the event
grows. The Art Walk committee has
decided to seek the help of volunteers to
af rstome of the montehley tasks essen-
Help is needed in simple things such
as signage management, which includes
placement of the directional and pro-
motiona pa ing signs an in more
visitor-oriented tasks such as tour guides
and information posts. The volunteer
program, named the Downtown Fort
Myers Street Team or S-Team for short,
will help with the flow of the event, which
has managed to stay incident-free since
October of 2008.
"We are really looking fonvard to the
help," said David Acevedo, who co-owns
daas Gallery and is the primary coordi-
nator for the S-Team volunteer project.
"The Art Walk/Saturday Art Fair/Music
Walk committee members will now have

Tutankhamun Exhibit Ends August 15
he last days of the reign for King
Tut are now upon us.
Visitors to the Southwest Florida
Museum of History have only until August
15 to explore King Tut and his treasures
in the traveling exhibit, Tutankhamun: to
Wonderful Things from the Pharaoh's J
Tomb. %,
This incredibly successful traveling
exhibit has welcomed more than 13,000
guests since it debuted Januay 16 surpass-
ing overall museum attendance since last
yea6isitors still have a chance to experi- Kin Tut
in theo enc ecd ,Et a@iosndwoTn snd
resurrected and the 18th Dynasty comes to life in this astonishing exhibit presenting
more than 100 faithfully reproduced replicas of original artifacts that will never be seen
outside Egypt.
Not to be missed is an outstanding audio tour narrated by Egyptologist Professor
Adrian Kerr, who allows guests to immerse themselves in Ancient Egypt. A family-
friendly audio tour version for children and students is also available, along with a
supplementary education guide distributed at the museum and online.
It's the last chance to journey into King Tut's tomb and discover the unique artifacts
and life that were uncovered. The exhibit is presented by the Origins Museum Institute
andFthe SWF Mruseuimnof Hi3 1 7F403T t nit .swflmuseumofhistory.com. You
may also find us on Facebook under SWFL Museum of History to keep up with exhibit
and event happenings.#

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Naples festival, especially in the first year.
The inaugural festival ended up producing
nearly $1 million in revenues throughout
the city, according to its own estimates.
A good portion of the buzz surrounding
it was the nearly sold-out opening gala
at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts,
which featured a screening of The Cove.
That movie ended up winning an Oscar
for test documentary.
Im not saying this can t be that suc-
cessful," Raddatz says of his new venture.
But everything fell together perfectly. All
the pieces just fit together.
Raddatz says the Fort Myers festival
will focus on movies and not money.
We are going to encourage the
edge, he says. "We are focused on great
independent films. #

One foot in any direction is the artistic
guideline for the Lee County Alliance
of the Arts' upcoming exhibition,
Small Works 2010 Members Salon, show-
ing August 13 through September 4.
The community is invited to a special
opening reception sponsored by Leigh Frizzell
Hayes, on Friday, August 20 from 5 to 7 pm.
This exhibition is unique in that it repre-
sents artists of all levels. Galley goers will see
work by professional artists who have been
painting, photographing or sculpting their
whole lives next to novice artists who may
have only recently discovered their talent.
Hosting this annual exhibition is among
many benefits the Alliance offers its members.
In addition, members benefit from discounted
entry fees in juried shows, inclusion in the
LeeCulture.org Artist Directory, the opportu-
nity to display in the Member Galley, invites
to member-only events and more.

Area artists may also take advantage of the Alliance for the Arts Call to Artists
directory, on www.ArtInLee.org. Frequently updated, the directory holds a wealth of
opportunity for artists at the Alliance and at area arts organizations.
The Alliance For The Arts galleries are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday
through Friday and from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays, located at 10091 McGregor
Boulevard just south of Colonial Boulevard.#

A Film Festival
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The Fort Myers Film Festival will
debut in March at the Sidney
Berne Davis Art Center.
Eric Raddatz says his plan is to bring
forward a festival that will entertain and
enlighten as well as be a showcase for
the work being produced in Southwest
"There is a lot of talent here, a lot of
things are happening, he says. "There's
a lot of potential and it's only getting big-
But Raddatz says he knows it will be
difficult to reproduce the success of the


Fort Myers-Lee County Public Library
Next month's roster of activities at Fort Myers-Lee County Public Libray offers
topics for all ages. The following activities are free to the public:
Researching Scandinavian-American Ancestors
9:30 a.m. Saturday, August 14
This seminar will focus on Scandinavian research sources and techniques cov-
ering the 1800s. Discussion will cover sources both in the Scandinavia region as
well as areas in the United States where many immigrants arrived and later settled.
Registration is required.
Second Helpings Book Discussion: Sonny Brewer's A Sound Like Thunder
12 p.m. Wednesday, August 18
The books to be read this year are the second novels of debut novelists that have
not been read in this book discussion group during the past several years. Whether or
not you have read the author's first novel or this one, join in for a discussion.
Make a Recycled Box Book
9:30 a.m. Friday, August 20
Make a book from a box. These amazingly elegant, colorful books are made from
recycled boxes. Fill them with special memories, recipes or whatever you choose.
Basic materials will be supplied. Registration is required.
Small Business Series: How to do Business with Lee County as a Business Vendor
2 p.m. Monday, August 23
In 2006, Lee County spent over $800,000,000 in procurement dollars. How
much did you receive? Learn how to become a vendor and do business with the coun-
ty. Registration is requested.
Baby-Parent Rhyme Time
10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 19, 26
Be prepared to tickle, jump and fly with your baby. These rhymes and songs are
for infants, up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. This 20-minute program is
filled with songs designed to introduce rhyming and movement to infants. Registration
is required.
Kids Read Down Fines
4 to 5 p.m. Monday, August 16 and 30
Children and teens can earn a $2 coupon for every 15 minutes of reading dur-

Sex Trafficking A Danger To

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ing the allotted time in the designated area of the library. For ages 18 and younger.
Coupons may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only.
Regsa7ktonNa elbdraay n qChe lOlympics
4:45 p.m. Wednesday, August 18
Play a variety of games, test your skills, win prizes that you can use at school and
discover Homework helps. Children in kindergarten through 5th grade are welcome.
Registration is requested.
Twilight Jeopardy Eclipse
2 p.m. Wednesday, August 11
Did you see the movie Eclipse? Did you read the book? Come play Twilight
Jeopardy and win some cool prizes. There will be Team Edward vs. Team Jacob. Who
will win and who will lose? Your knowledge of the book is a must. Sign up today to
join your teammates. For grades 6 to 12.
Kids Read Down Fines
4 to 5 p.m. Monday, August 16, 30
Children and teens can earn a $2 coupon for every 15 minutes of reading during
the allotted time in the designated area of the library. For ages 18 and under. Coupons
may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only. Registration and
library card required.
The Fort Myers-Lee County Public Libray is located at 2050 Central Avenue in
Fort Myers. For more information call 533-4600. A sign language interpreter is avail-
able with five business days notice to library staff. Assistive listening system available;
request at desk.
Check the Lee County Libray System's website at http://library.leegov.com, or
pick up an events calendar on your next visit, to find out about programs at other
locations. Call the host library, or Telephone Reference at 479-INFO (4636), for more
information about a specific program

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Nola Theiss speaking to the group; artwork by local students is in the background
Two students, Jackie Benetiz and Caroline Farrell from Cypress Lake Center
for the Arts, presented monologues of actual victims and a short film was shown of
excerpts of the play they wrote and produced. They also discussed what they learned
from their involvement in this project. Theiss discussed plans for continuing the
Artreach projects and the need for funding for both of these projects.
The US government reports that sex trafficking accounts for 83 percent of this
modern form of slavery in the U.S. Thirty-two percent of these victims are American
children. Formerly called "child prostitutes" a misnomer since the law says that no
child under the age of 18 can choose to prostitute herself these children are now
identified as "domestic minor sex trafficking victims.
Runaways are the most vulnerable. In Florida, 68 percent of all runaways are 15
or younger and most are female. These children often fall under the influence of older
men and women who trick them into sex trafficking. This group of young American
citizens has been overlooked or misidentified previously and when discovered, they
are treated like criminals or delinquents, rather than victims. Since the average age
of entry into the sex trade in this county is between 12 and 14, it is important that
young people learn about the dangers of trafficking at an early age.
Until recently, few people realized that sex trafficking affects Sanibel as well as
other parts of Southwest Florida. Due to a proactive police team and intense edu-
cational and awareness efforts, 28 victims of severe trafficking have been identified
since 2007 in Lee County, a 78 percent rise over the previous two years. These cases
increasingly involve young American children.
For more information or to make donations toward the continuation of this work,
please contact Theiss at 395-2635 or HTAP, PO Box 1113, Sanibel, FL 33957.0

Richard Johnson speaking to students and parents
When Richard Johnson, as a representative of The Sanibel School, attended
the Lee County School Board's Citizen Advisory Committee meeting in
May, he saw excerpts of a play presented by students at Cypress Lake
Center for the Arts. He was impressed by what he learned and realized that the
work had been initiated and sponsored by a Sanibel-based non-profit, Human
Trafficking Awareness Partnerships (HTAP).
He contacted Nola Theiss of Sanibel, executive director of HTAP, and together
with BIG ARTS and Zonta, they planned a presentation of excerpts of the play and a
showing of artwork produced by local students which was held on July 19.
At the program, Johnson explained his interest and support of this educational
work and Theiss reported on the widespread instances of this crime as well as local
cases. Nori Ann Reed, co-chair of the Zonta Anti-Trafficking Team, spoke about her
experience as a Navy captain visiting foreign ports and seeing young girls involved in
sex trafficking. She is now an active member of the Lee County Human Trafficking
Task Force and understands that this is a local crime as well. Gari Lewis, a Zonta
volunteer and art instructor talked about her experience working with the girls who
painted the canvases.


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Group of businesses is putting
some fun into summer with
Cosmopolitan Summer Party
of Beauty and Charity to support
Community Cooperative Ministries
Incorporated (CCMI) on Thursday,
August 12, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Bistro
41 at the Bell Tower Shops, Fort Myers.
As a prelude to CCMI's highly-anticipat-
ed fifth annual Becoming Cosmopolitan
event this fall, Bistro 41, Opici Wine &
Spirits, Grandeur Magazine and plastic
surgeon Dr. Drew Kreegel will host the
event as a kick-off and to raise funds
for CCMI's mission to feed the hungW
this summer. Guests can enter raffles for
prizes such as jewelry, dinners, facials
and spa services, and cosmetic surge
procedures including Botox and eyelash
lengthened Latisse. In addition, guests
can cast a vote for their favorite design-
er "cosmo to be the featured drink for
the Becoming Cosmopolitan event.
Admission includes hors d'oeuvres and
the four competing cosmopolitan tasting
on the ballot for $25. All attendees will
receive a free entry in a drawing for two
complimentary tickets to the Becoming
Cosmopolitan event.
All proceeds will benefit those in hun-
ger through CCMI's programs. For an

additional opportunity to give back, CCMI

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Reservations are requested by calling
Kreegel Aesthetic Surgey at 343-9777
or Bistro 41 at 466-4141.0

COOking Class
TO Benefit

ee Memorial Health System
Foundation is pairing up with
Carrabba's Italian Grill on August
12 from noon to 2 p.m., at 12990
Cleveland Avenue, Fort Myers, to teach
you how to make one of the restau-
rant's famous dishes and take a stand
against cancer.
Chef Ryan White from Carrabba's will
show you first-hand how to prepare and
cook one of the restaurant's signature
dishes, Penne Pasta Carrabba, at this pri-
vate luncheon.
The menu includes red or white house
wine; bread with herbs, oil and cheese;
Caesar salad; Penne Pasta Carrabba;
and desserts courtesy of Irresistible
All proceeds benefit The Regional
Cancer Center.
Tickets are $50 each and seating is
limited. To purchase tickets, call the foun-
dation office at 938-5272.0

Bowman returns the turtle to the waters of Tarpon Bay, where it was rescued in January
It was a happy ending to the cold-stunning event that affected over 4,500 sea
turtles throughout the state of Florida. Thirteen turtles were rescued here on Sanibel
with the help of Tarpon Bay Explorers, CROW and the Sanibel-Captiva Consewation

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Florid a

Florida Blue Crab Salad With
1/3 cup red onion, finely chopped
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro,
finely chopped
3 teaspoons fresh squeezed lime juice
W teaspoon ground cumin
M teaspoon lime zest
8 ounces jumbo lump blue crabmeat,
picked over for shells
1 large ripe avocado, halved, pitted,
Mix together red onion, mayonnaise,
cilantro, lime juice, cumin and lime zest
in medium sized mixing bowl. Gently
mix in crabmeat. Season salad with salt
and pepper. Drizzle avocado halves with
remaining 1 teaspoon lime juice to pre-
vent discoloration and season with salt
and pepper. Arrange avocado halves, cut
side up, on plates. Fill tops of avocado
with crab salad. Garnish salad with lime
Yield: 2 swings.
Look for Fresh from Florida ingredi-
ents at your grocery store.

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by Ed Frank
About 10 percent of Major League baseball players hail
from the Dominican Republic. But is the system flawed
that brought these athletes millions? What are the living
conditions and training facilities in this poverty-stricken coun-
try? And what is Major League baseball doing about the busi-
ness of baseball in the DR?
These questions and many more were raised recently in an
( investigative article by Time magazine writer Sean Gregoy.
1 The heart of the prospect system there is dominated by infor-
mal business agents known as "buscones." These free-wheeling
buscones scour the countryside for promising youngsters, some
as young as 12 years old, and bring them to antiquated training grounds where they
are often housed and fed in cramped quarters.
If a Major League scout is interested in signing an athlete a prospect must be at
least 16 years old under Major League rules he must deal with the buscone who con-
trols the teenager. And often, the buscone garners a large share of the signing bonus.
We talked with Mike Radcliff, vice president of player personnel for the Minnesota
Twins, who reiterated that if a team wants to do business in the talent-rich DR, you
have to deal with the buscones.
'It's not a controlled, disciplined system. There have been discussions for change for
years," Radcliff said.
The annual signing window opened this year on July 2, and already four play-
ers from the Dominican Republic have signed contracts in excess of $1.5 million.
Buscones were involved with evey one.
While the Twins did sign several prospects this year, they are not involved with
these four high-priced athletes.
However, last year, the Twins invested $3.1 million to sign then 16-year-old Miquel
Angel Sano, who was considered the No. 1 baseball prospect in the Dominican
Republic. The slick-fielding infielder is now playing here in Fort Myers with the rookie
Gulf Coast Twins.
And yes, the Twins did deal with Sano's buscone along with an American agent,
Radcliff said.
The Time article also was critical of the conditions of some of the Major League
baseball academies where players train and are housed and fed. Twenty-nine of the 30
Major League teams operate academies in the DR.

Radcliff said the Twins' academy is a modern facility where dorms, a dining room
and several baseball fields are shared with other Major League organizations.
In March of this year, Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig hired Sandy Alderson, for-
mer vice-president of baseball operations for Major League baseball, to clean up the
"'"Es niq s emhe eD rm c nt the system is flawed and that change is com-
Most likely the change would be in the form of an international draft which would
eliminate the buscones. Obviously, the buscones bitterly oppose this idea.
Although the dream of baseball riches is the foundation of baseball in the
Dominican, just two percent of Dominican players who signed contracts in the last 10
years have made it to the majors.
"We need to provide educational opportunities for players who have signed con-
tracts, who are in these Major League Baseball academies. We also have to figure
out a way to provide similar opportunities to kids before they sign their contracts,"
Alderson was quoted.
When much-needed improvements are made in the DR, you can be certain the
buscones won't like it.
Twins Acquire All-Star Closer Sending Top Prospect to Washington
As the 2010 season moves into the final two months, the Minnesota Twins
acquired right-handed closer Matt Capps in exchange for catcher Wilson Ramos and
pitcher Joe Testa.
Once again in a tight race in the American League Central Division, the Twins
moved to bolster their relief pitching. In 47 appearances with the Nationals this year,
Capps converted 26 of 30 save opportunities. He was selected to this year's National
League All-Star team.
Ramos is considered one of the top catching prospects in baseball. However, with
MVP Joe Mauer signed to an eight-year contract, the Twins could afford to trade
Ramos who was batting .241 with Triple A Rochester. He hit .288 in 126 games with
the Fort Myers Miracle in 2008.
Miracle Remain Two Games Out of First Place
Despite a sub .500 second-half season record of 16-18 as the week began, the
Fort Myers Miracle baseball team remained just two games out of first place in the
Florida State League South Division.
The Miracle split a four-game series last week on the road against Dunedin and
then lost the first game Saturday in a home series with the Tampa Yankees. Sunday's
game was suspended in the 11th inning due to rain.
The local team is on the road this week at Clearwater, returning home to
Hammond Stadium Monday for three games hosting Jupiter. The first pitch each
game is 7:05 p.m.0

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USA flag donated by the Southwest
Florida Veterans Military Museum and
Library. During the live auction there will
be a sword balancing performance by
Angela Hicks with Jessica Kutluay.
If you purchase a piece of art for
over $2,000 you will become a golden
paddle bidder and will receive gift certifi-
cates from Mark Loren Design,- Robb
& Stuck Ltd., LLLP, Space 39 Gallery,
ArtFest, Norman Love Confections,
Florida Repertory Theater and La-Te-
Da Salon & Spa. The certificates will be
worth $700.
The gala benefits Abuse Counseling
and Treatment, Inc., the domestic vio-
lence and sexual assault center serving
Lee, Hendry and Glades Counties. ACT,
Inc. is a non-profit agency with two shel-
ters in Lee County housing adult victims
of domestic violence and their children
and survivors of sexual assault for the past
32 years. Incidents of domestic violence
have increased over the past year while
funding has declined due to the economy.
Tickets are $125 each or $1,800
for a reserved table for 12, and may be
purchased at www.artsforact2010arabian-
nights.com or by calling 939-2553. All
major credit cards are accepted.O

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450 Workers
he Department of Continuing
Education at Edison State College
has been selected to provide Train
the Trainer sessions to area manufactur-
Ing companies.
The courses will ultimately lead to
hiring 168 new employees and upgrade
skills of 261 existing employees in Lee
and Collier County
The works s are made pos-
sible through aT383,112 grant from
Workforce Florida. Beginning in August
Edison State College Department of
Continuing Education will host a series of
seminars for existing managers in local
manufacturing arenas. The seminars will
help existing employees become skilled
trainers for future new employees at their
current company.
Through the Workforce Florida Grant
participating manufacturing companies
may attend the Train the Trainer semi-
nars at no cost. Additionally, participating
manufacturing companies will receive
grant funds to hire and train new employ-
<"This presents a terrific opportunity
for job training and job growth right here
in our communities," said Adrian Kerr,
director of continuing education at Edison

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POhlman Elected Rotary President
ack Pohlman, CPA, with Wiltshire, Whitley, Richardson &
English, PA, has been elected president of Rotary Club of
Fort Myers South for 2010-11.
He has been a member of Rotary for six years, serving both
as chair of the All-Star Classic football game and a board mem-
Pohlman received a bachelor's degree in accounting from
Florida State University. He has been an accountant for 15
years, with the last 10 years as a tax manager with WWRE.
He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public
Accountants as well as the Florida Institute of Certified Public
In addition to the Rotary, Pohlman is treasurer of the Jack Pohlman
Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida and Saint Michael
Lutheran Church.
Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional persons. Rotarians
have united to provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards, build
goodwill and promote peace in the world. While Rotarians represent a broad spectrum
on the world's religions, cultures and political thought, they share a common bond in
Rotary's call to action: Service Above Self.0

Lemonade Wedding
Social To Feature Local Vendors

to do a lot of research before investing
in gold mining companies, because some
of these companies may still be in the
gold-exploring stage and there's no
guarantee their explorations will lead to
profitable discoveries.
Also, even when its price is consider-
ably lower than it is today, gold is still a
fairly expensive investment compared to
other choices. It can be costly to go into
the gold futures market. And you'll likely
have to spend thousands of dollars if
you want to buy a bar of gold or even a
bunch of coins.
Given these drawbacks to investing
in gold, what can you do to fight back
against market volatility? One of the best
d fy hold
ways is to iversi your ings among
a variety of investments suitable for your
financial objectives. Market downturns
often affect one type of asset class more
than another, so if you can spread your
dollars among a variety of asset classes,
you can help blunt the effects of volatility.
Keepbinim ,ctahnonuh hatdiversi it
or protect against loss.
In coping with volatility, you'll also
help yourself by taking a long-term view
of your investments' performance. If you
look at your investment statement for a
given month, you might not like what
you see. But holding your investments
for the long term may help your portfolio
better weather the ups and downs you'll
encounter in the investment world.
So try to avoid the allure of gold as a
quick fix to whatever seems to be ailing
the financial markets at a particular time.
Other investments may be less glitzy and
glamorous than gold, but they can have
their own sparkle.
Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor
in Fort Myers. She can be reached at

rides-to-be from across Southwest
Florida are invited to attend the
Lemonade Wedding Bridal Social
hosted by Studio Six Eleven events
and Goodwill Industries of Southwest
Florida. The wedding show at the Hotel
Indigo, 1520 Broadway Avenue, Fort
Myers, will feature premier wedding
vendors on Sunday, August 8 from 1 to
4 p.m.
Admission is $3. Proceeds from the
event support the Southwest Florida
G drill F ion, which %ovides
grams and services in Southwest Florida.
Brides and grooms will have the
opportunity to meet local wedding ven-
dors and begin planning their weddings.
Attendees will also be able to register for
prize packages and gift baskets.
The winners of the Lemonade
Wedding giveaway, Amanda Lustig and
David Daugherty, will also be introduced
at the social. The winning couple was
selected out of 50 entries to receive an
all-expenses-paid wedding and reception.
"We came up with the concept of the

art show plus Young Artist Award per-
former Shelby Ramsey, pianist.
Arts for ACT Galley: Opening
reception for new exhibit featuring artists
Jolene Hardy, Stacey Brown, and William
C. Hofer.
Coloring The World: Opening of
new exhibit showcasing photographer
Phil Dodd.
daas Gallery: Opening reception for
Fun-Tasy featuring the art of Cuban artist
Fernando Soler.
Enjewel: Featured artist is Lynne
Routhier (semi-precious jewelry, cigar
Gallery Showcase and Information
Center at IberiaBank (Bayview Court at
First Street). New Art Walk T-shirts are
available at this location as well as buttons
and brochures.
exhibit featuring the art of over 100
female comic book artists. SUGAR
NINJAS is a new graphic novel anthol-
ogy of women comic artists curated by
the founder of Savannah College of Art
& Design's Sequential Art program, Bob
The Oasis Condos: New exhibit

Lemonade Wedding by experiencing the
struggles of starting a new business in this
tough economy says Rachael Schoof,
design consultant at Studio Six Eleven.
"We can only imagine what couples are
going through right now trying to find a
way to plan and pay for weddings.
Lustig and Daugherty will get married
on Sunday, September 12 at the Edison
& Ford Winter Estates. Their wedding
package will also include a reception
at the Heitman House, catered by The
Fly8gh sponsors of the Lemonade
Wedding include Black Tie Tuxedos
Connie Duglin Specialty Linens & Chair
Cover Rental, Duquette Photography,
Elegant Affairs, Elle Events, Fort Myers
Floral Designs, Fotos-R-Fun, Frey Valet,
Hotel Indigo Fort Myers, Kakes By
Karen, LLC, Model T Chauffeur Services,
Patty's Flower Shop, Provident Jewelry,
Shari Brownie Photography, and musi-
cian Derek Trenholm.
For more information visit www.lem-
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called The Wild, a look at animals
through paintings and photography.
Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center:
Opening of Piece by Piece, which show-
cases the stained glass creations of John
Coleman. The Laboratory Theatre of
Florida will also present the one-act play
Anywhere from Here.
Space 39: Opening of a group
show featuring artwork of Rauschenberg,
Warhol, Icart, Buckner, Vyd, and
Friday Night Live, which takes place
in the Patio de Leon. Memphis 56 will
perform from 6 to 9 p.m.
There is a free shuttle service courtesy
of Select Transportation Inc., with stops
planned near the art venues. Parking is
available at the Harborside Event Center.
Shuttle stops include The Oasis, Art of
the Olympians, and Enjewel on First
The seasonal Saturday Art Fair will
return in the fall.
For more information and links to gal-
lery websites, visit www.fortmyersartwalk.

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August Art Walk
Te next Fort Myers Art Walk will be
Friday, August 6 from 6 to 10 p.m.
and will include more than a dozen
art stops with new art exhibits, a one-act
play, live music, and the traditional after
party at 10 p.m. at Spirits of Bacchus
on Hendry Street.
Several galleries and businesses will be
Open for a Saturday reception from noon
to 4 p.m. on August 7.
Nearly 40 participants make Art
Walk happen and they include: Alliance
for the Arts, Art League of Fort Myers,
Art of the Olympians, Arts for ACT
Gallery and Boutique, Browtopia,
Cafa Matisse, Cigar Bar, Coloring The
World, Conch Sweet Corner Cafa,
daas Gallery, Delicious Things, Digital
Data Destruction, Downtown House of
Pizza, Enjewel, First United Methodist
Church, Florida Repertory Theatre, Fort
Myers Redevelopment Agency, French

Connection, H2 Downtown Bistro,
Hampton Inn & Suites, Happenings
A&E Magazine, Hideaway Sports Bar,
Hotel Indigo, HOWL Galley/Tattoo,
Ichiban Japanese & Chinese Restaurant,
IberiaBank, Legacy Harbour Hotel &
Suites, Morgan House Restaurant, The
Oasis Luxury Condos, Potomac Bead
Company, Red Rock Saloon, River
District Alliance, Rossy Fashion Inc.,
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Select
Transportation, SKS PhotoShoot, Space
39 Gallery, Spirits of Bacchus, The Spot,
Starbucks Coffee, The Veranda restau-
rant, What's Up Dogs, and the Young
Artists Awards Program.
Some of the highlights are:
Art of the Olympians (AOTO):
Berne Davis, a long-time supporter of the
arts in Southwest Florida and of Art of
the Olympians, will lead the dedication of
renowned Olympian artist Lary Young's
14-foot Tango statue at 7:30 p.m.
AOTO collaborated with the Dance Alive
National Ballet (DANB) and has intro-
duced works by Olympian artists as back-
grounds for Fused Tutu, a four-part ballet
that presents a journey for excellence.
Art League of Fort Myers: Summer

Financial Focus
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by Jennifer Basey
In recent months,
you may have
-. heard a lot about
investing in gold.
But is gold the right
choice for you?
Actually, many fac-
tors are involved
in this investment
decision and
you 11 want to consider these factors
before you invest.
Of course, the lure of gold is undeni-
able. Throughout history, gold has been
perceived as having great intrinsic value.
Ar e lisa ajtarse rud gh at/71 ver
$1,200 an ounce, as people have sought
'shelter" from the stormy financial mar-
But as an investment possibility, gold
has some "scratches" to it. First of all,
contrary to what you may believe, gold
prices do not always go up; instead, they
will fluctuate, sometimes greatly.
Furthermore, there are specific risks
with the different ways of investing in
gold. If you bought a gold futures contract
(an obligation to buy gold at a predeter-
mined future date and price), you could
lose money if gold falls, because you 11 still
be obligated to complete your contract
at the higher, agreed-upon price. If you
purchased gold in the form of coins, bul-
lion or bars, you'd face storage, security,
insurance and liquidity issues. You need

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Zaiser is a lifelong entrepreneur who has founded many companies within the
medical device and aerospace industries and holds multiple patents for his inventions.
He has been recognized for his unique engineering talent and creative ability using
state-of-the-art precision machine tools and equipment. Currently, he is founder, presi-
dent and CEO of Structure Medical LLC, a leading manufacturer of medical implant
products that are used by orthopedic surgeons to treat disorders of the musculoskeletal
system. Orthopedic surgeons use these medical devices to treat trauma, sports injuries,
degenerative diseases, tumor and congenital conditions.#

on machine numbers have also
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ig tbheef neaij d foriatileast 90 days dur-
Gulf Coast Medical Center, the
Information Systems offices on College
Parkway, the Regional Cancer Center
the Outpatient Center at The Sanctuary
and Lee Ph sician Grou at Colle e
Pointe already have the new Cisco
telephone system. HealthPark Medical
Center is scheduled to receive the new
ernnoes tstlesmp Dec bbeer andd C pe
in 2011.4

School District
Wins $732 000
TechG ra nt
he Lee County School District
has been granted an Enhancing
Education through Technology
(EETT) grant in the amount of
$732,000. The district was chosen
for full funding by the Department
of Education's Title II-D EETT
Grant Program, charting a course
for the Digital Science, Technology,
Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
The award will support the district's
pursuit of ensuring that all students gradu-
ate from high school with the necessary
science, technology, engineering, and
math (STEM) skills and competencies.
Teachers will be provided handheld
scientific and math technology tools such
as graphing calculators and digital "probe-
ware." As a result of this training, teach-
ers aim to engage students in scientific
discovery, develop their analytical skills
and awaken a love for discover).
Teachers will concentrate their efforts
on developing digital resources aligned
to the Next Generation Sunshine State
Standards in science, math and engineer-
ing courses.#

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Junior Achievement of Southwest
Florida will induct Dr. William
Figlesthaler, managing partner/share- ..
holder at Specialists in Urology, and Len
Zaiser III, president, CEO and founder of
Structure Medical, into the 2010 Business )
Hall of Fame, Collier County, at a din-
ner and awards ceremony Oct. 27 at
the Naples Grande Beach Resort. The
prestigious award recognizes prominent
business leaders who are outstanding
Ts th har lee r ro ems o al I r ten Zaiser Ill
accomplishments and commitment to the

Figlesthaler and Zaiser will join a distinguished group of individuals who have been
inducted into the Business Hall of Fame since it was founded in 1987.
Figlesthaler started the small Naples urology group Specialists in Urology in 1997.
Over the past 13 years, the practice has grown considerably to include 15 physicians,
more than 250 employees and seven full sewice facilities from Fort Myers to Marco

A Supper With Seussicall
Broadway Palm Dinner
Theatre and the cast of
Seussical the Musical will
celebrate the 50th anniversary of
the popular Dr. Seuss book Green
Eggs And Ham with a Supper
with Seussical on Thursday, August
12 at the evening performance.
The colorful cast of characters,
i eHH t MtaheziEl h rtd d mF ,
Gertmde McFuzz, will dine and min-
gle with the audience during dinner.
Seussical the Musical follows the
adventures of Horton, the sweet,
good-natured elephant, who one
day hears voices coming from a 1
speck of dust. When he discovers
that on this tiny speck, exists the
smallest planet in the universe, he
promises to rescue and guard it
because "a person's a person, no
matter how small." Along the way
he runs into Mayzie, Gertmde,
Jodo, The Whos, Yertle the Turtle
and many other popular Dr. Seuss The Cat in the Hat
all Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m., the show begins at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $18 for
eu sical the Musical is playing at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre through August
15. Performances are Thursday through Sunday evenings with matinees on Thursday
Saturday and Sunday. Tickets can be reseed by calling 278-4422, by visiting www. '
BroadwayPalm.com, or by stopping by the box office at 1380 Colonial Boulevard in
Fort Myers.#

New Telephone

System Helps
POfient C'Ore
ee Memorial Hospital and the
adjoining Medical Office Center
now have all new telephone
numbers thanks to a state-of-the-art
telephone system that was installed on
August 2. Lee Memorial Health System
replaced the facilities' 25-year-old system
with a new telephone system by Cisco
that dipm dp bnj s dn de on ent

care, said Mike Smith, chief information
officer for the health system.
The new telephone system provides
the capability to create an automated
patient room directory for those trying
to contact patients, meaning nurses and
other caregivers will not have to answer
the telephone at their units to transfer
calls to patients' rooms.
"This new telephone system will help
bring Lee Memorial Hospital and the
Medical Office Center into the future of
health care by streamlining the flow of
information throughout the facilities,
Smith said. "Keeping nurses at the bed-
side also falls in line with our SafeLee ini-
tiative, which is a cultural transformation
throughout our health system to reinforce
that patient safety is our number one
The new telephone system also pro-
vides the ability for daily reports that
will help identify which departments are
receiving the highest volumes of calls
at what times of the day, so staff can
be adjusted during peak call times to
decrease wait times and improve cus-
tomer satisfaction.
The Cisco system also has more
advanced features that will be activated
over time. All of the new telephone num-
bers will have a 343 exchange, such as
If a person calls one of the old tele-
phone numbers at Lee Memorial Hospital
or the Medical Office Center, one of
three things will happen depending on
the number called:
The call will automatically be for-
warded to the new telephone number if
someone calls the old main line for the
sh I mM nC e .any
The caller will receive a voicemail
message stating the new telephone num-
The caller will receive a notification
that the number is no longer in service. If
this occurs, the caller should contact the
main department number or the main
number for the hospital or Medical Office
Center to be transferred. The new num-
bers are listed at: www.LeeMemorial.org/

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These educational grants have been
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My favorite things are playing, napping, playing, eating
treats, playing, and being a fun companion. Did I men-
tion that I love to play? If you have any other cats I'd
love to play with them too!
For information about this week s pets, call 533-
3h8e7 (I PET otr 1 g orrt DeeLobtPets.com.
The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to
3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday at 5600 Banner
Drive, Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs
Office, off Six Mile Cypress Pkwy.
All adoptions include spay/neuter surgeon age-
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1. Sparky Anderson was the first manager to win a World Series with both an A.L. and
an N.L. team. Name the teams and the years.
2. In 2008, Mike Mussina became the oldest major-league pitcher to win 20 games in a
season for the first time. How old was he?
3. Who is the only two-time winner of The Associated Press' NFL Comeback Player of
the Year Award?
4. Which two teams hold the NCAA mark in men's basketball for consecutive confer-
ence victones?
5. When was the last time before the 2009-10 NHL season that the Chicago Black-

6. hawkes won c dlivit t ers to be in both the Indy 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 in
the same day
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cat-food commercials?
2. LITERATURE: Who is the author of the best-seller "Roots"?
3. TELEVISION: What was the setting for the "I Dream of Jeamlie" TV show?
4. GEOGRAPHY: What was the Netherlands' basic currency before it adopted the
6. ARCHITECTURE: Who designed St. Paul's Cathedral in London?
7. HOLIDAYS: What holiday is celebrated on July 14?
8. MOVIES: In "Forrest Gump," what was the nickname of Forrest's best friend in
the Anny?
9. ASTRONOMY: What is the first planet beyond Saturn in our solar system?
10.MEASUREMENTS: What does the Mercalli Scale measure?

other relatives assuming that, as before, you'll
take over the health-care duties. Surprise them
and insist they share in the caretaking.
PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A
series of changes can be unsettling, but in the
long run, it can pay off with new perspectives
on what you plan to do. Keep your mind open
to the possibilities that might well lie ahead.
BORN THIS WEEK: You might be
under a "royal" sign, but you have a wonderful
way of embracing everyone as an equal.

On Aug. 11, 1921, Alex Haley, author of
"The Autobiography of Malcohn X" is bom
in Ithaca, N.Y Haley's next novel, "Roots"
(1976), was a fictionalized account of his fam-
ily's history, traced through seven generations.
The novel was translated into 37 languages
and won a special Pulitzer Prize.
On Aug. 10, 1937, the electric guitar was
recognized by the United States Patent Office
with the award of Patent No. 2,089.171 to
G.D. Beauchamp for an instrument known as
the Rickenbacker Frying Pan.
On Aug. 13, 1952, "Hound Dog" is
recorded for the first time by rhythm-and-blues
singer Ellie Mae "Big Mama" Thomton, a
native of Montgomery, Ala., who started her
professional career in 1941 at the age of 14.
Four years later, Elvis Presley also had a hit
with the song.
On Aug. 15, 1969, a press party to pro-
mote the building of a professional recording
studio in the vicinity of Woodstock, N.Y, tums
into the biggest music festival the world had
ever seen. The outdoor concert was expected
to draw less than 5,000 people, instead, the
Woodstock Music and Art Fair attracted a
crowd of 500,000 over three days.
On Aug. 9, 1974, Richard M. Nixon offi-
cially resigns as the 37th president. Minutes
later, Vice President Gerald R. Ford was swom
in as the 38th president of the United States.
After taking the oath of office, President Ford
spoke to the nation in a television address,
declaring, "My fellow Americans, our long
national nightmare is over."
On Aug. 14, 1985, Michael Jackson takes
control of the publishing rights to the vast
majority of the Beatles' catalog for $47 mil-
lion, outbidding Paul McCartney himself. In
the years that followed, the catalog -- estimated
to be worth in excess of $1 billion -- allowed
Jackson to remain solvent by serving as collat-

eral for several enonnous personal loans.
On Aug. 12, 1990, fossil hunter Susan
Hendrickson discovers three huge bones jut-
ting out of a cliff near Faith, S.D. They tumed
out to be part of the largest Tyrannosaurus rex
skeleton ever discovered, a 65 million-year-old
specimen dubbed Sue, after its discoverer

It was American actress and comedian
Lily Tomlin who made the following sage
observation: "Man invented language to satisfy
his deep need to complain."
According to Henry Heimlicl\the inven-
tor of the abdominal thrust technique known as
the Heimlich Maneuver, the food upon which
people most conunonly choke is peanut butter
straight out of the jar.
Astronauts on the Intemational Space
Station see the sun rise every 90 minutes.
You've probably heard that Eskimos have
50 words for different types of snow, but you
might not realize that their language doesn't
have a word for just plain snow.
You might recall Glenn Ford, an actor
from Hollywood's Golden Era, from such
fihns as "3:10 to YuIna," "Blackboard
Jungle" and "The Big Heat." You probably
didn't know, though, that when he was bom
in Quebec he was named Gwyllyn Samuel
Newton Ford. The inspiration for his stage
name was the town of Glenford, Canada.
Those who study such things say that
every day in the world, 62 square miles of land
becomes desert.
When groups of shrimp end up with too
few males to sustain the population, some of
the females tum into males.
Michael Crichton is best known as an
author and screemvriter, and most of his fans
are aware of the fact that he was a medical
doctor, as well. It's interesting to note, howev-
er, that as an undergraduate student he majored
Ifyou're like 80 percent ofAmericans,
you will experience some kind of back trouble
at least once in your lifetime.
Businesswoman Mary Kay Ash, before
she founded the Mary Kay Cosmetics empire,
sold encyclopedias door-to-door

"To err is lulman, but to really foul things
up you need a computer." -- Paul Ehrlich

My StarsAAA
ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Avoid
adding to the tension around you. Even a well-
meant reaction against something you perceive
as unfair could be misunderstood. Let things
cahn down, and then talk about it.
TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) It's a good
time for romance for unattached Bovines, and
a good time for reinforcing the bonds between
partners. Children's needs are important during
the latter part of the week.
GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A com-
pliment from a surprising source sends you
wafting way up into the clouds, where -- sorry
to say -- your view of what's going on is
obscured. Come on down and face some real-
CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Even
a family-loving person like you sometimes
can feel you're at the end of the line with
contentious kinfolk. But things can work out.
Remember that it's better to talk than walk.
LEO (July 23 to August 22) A job-related
move might hold more positive surprises than
you'd expected. Go into it with confidence,
and look for all the advantages it offers. Then
decide what you'll do with what you find.
VIRGO (August 23 to September 22)
Driving yourself too hard to get something
done on a deadline you set up can backfire.
Ease into a more realistic finish date, and add
more breaks to your work schedule.
LIBRA (September 23 to October 22)
Your sense of lulmor can brighten any dark
period, and your laughter can dispel those gray
clouds swirling around you. The weekend
presents a surprising but welcome change.
SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21)
Be careful about the words you use, especially
in touchy situations. The old Chinese saying
that the spoken word is silver, but the unspo-
ken gold could well apply here.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to
December 21) Some facts could emerge to
shed light on unresolved past problems. What
you leam also might help explain why a once-
wann relationship suddenly cooled down.
CAPRICORN (December 22 to January
19) Don't let your pride get in the way of
checking into what could be a great new
opportunity. Get the facts first, and worry
about procedure and protocol later.
AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18)
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Lee County Sheriffs Office...........................477-1200
Florida Marine Patrol............... ...............332-6966
Florida Highway Patrol............... ...............278-7100
Poison Control.................... ...............1-800-282-3171
HealthPark Medical Center.................1-800-936-5321
Ft. Myers Chamber of Commerce................332-3624
Foundation for Quality Childcare..................425-2685
Ft. Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce............454-7500
Fort Myers Beach Library..............................463-9691
Lakes Regional Library................. ....................533-4000
Lee County Chamber of Commerce.............931-0931
Post Office................ ..........................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 ARTS.................... ............ ...............395-0900
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre....................278-4422
Cultural Park Theatre....................................772-5862
Florida Repertory Theatre at the Arcade............332-4488
Florida West Arts..........................................948-4427
Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers..........472-0168
Gulf Coast Symphony...................................489-1800
Harmony Chorus, Charles Sutter, Pres..............481-8059
Naples Philharmonic.............................239-597-1111
The Schoolhouse Theater.............................472-6862
S.W Florida Symphony................ ................418-0996
Theatre Conspiracy................ ...............936-3239
Young Artists Awards............... ...............574-9321
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
Cape Coral Stamp Club............... ...............542-9153
duPont Company Retirees ...........................454-1083
Edison Porcelain Artists............... ...............415-2484
The Horticulture and Tea Society..................472-8334
Horticultural Society................ ..... ...............472-6940
Lee County Genealogical Society.................549-9625
Lee Trust for Historic Preservation .................939-7278
NA RF E(National Active & Retired Federal Employees)............................482-67 1 3
Navy Seabees Veterans of America.............731-1901
Paradise lowa Club of SWFL........................667-1354
Southwest Florida Fencing Academy............939-1338
Southwest Florida Music Association...........561-2118
Kiwanis Clubs:
Fort Myers Beach.....................765-4254 or 454-8090
Fort Myers Edison................ ................694-1056
Fort Myers South............... ...............691-1405
Gateway to the Islands............... ...............415-3100
lona-McGregor................ ...............482-0869

e.v:.b ach................ ................463-9738
Fort Myers High Noon................ ................466-4228
EsterolSouth 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 Home..........................................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
Skatium................. ............... ... ......................321-7510
Southwest Florida Museum of History... ......321-7430
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