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Place of Publication: Fort Myers, Fla
Publication Date: August 20, 2010
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vOL. 9, No. 33 Frorn the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyerS AUGUST 20, 2010

Alliance Small Works Exhibition For Polish Olympian
Member Exhibit Opens Artist And Renowned Architect

(AOTO) wel- C
comes Polish
IC Olymp an
renowned archi- '
tect Wojciech / 4
Zablocki to Fort Ji
Myers for the
opening of his
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Sea Turtle by Barbara Albin 2 Peas in Pod by Toni Oryatndhercp
tion, courtesy .
Alliance for the Arts is exhibiting its member artists in the Small Works 2010 of Owen Ames
Members Salon showing through September 4. The community is invited to and Kimball, on
special opening reception, sponsored by Leigh Frizzell Hayes, on Friday, Friday, August
August 20 from 5 to 7 p.m. 20 from 5 to 8 .
This exhibition is unique in the fact that it represents artists of all ages and levels. p.m. Zablocki's.
Gallery-goers will see work by professional artists who have been painting, photo- exhibit will be t*~c'
graphing or sculpting their whole lives next to novice artists who may have only in the Cultural-
recently discovered their talent. Experience
Hosting this annual exhibition is among many benefits the Alliance offers its mem- Gallery at the Art Wojciech Zablocki, water color, untitled
ber artists. In addition, members benefit from discounted entry fees in juried shows, of the Olympians
inclusion in the LeeCulture.org Artist Directory, the opportunity to display in the Al Oerter Center for Excellence at 1300 Hendly Street.
Member Gallery and invitations to member-only events. Zablocki has traveled from Poland to attend the opening of his exhibition and to
Area artists may also take advantage of the Alliance for the Arts Call to Artists give a luncheon lecture to area architects. Guests at the opening reception will hear
directory on www.ArtInLee.org. Frequently updated, the directory holds a wealth of his Olympic stories, gain insight into his architectural design and view his exceptional
continued on page 16 watercolor paintings. Admission to the reception is free.
continued on page 17

Music Waclk

Debuts Saturday cCk
M music Walk, a new monthly music
I event in the downtown Fort
I Myers River District, debuts
Saturday, August 21 at 7 p.m. featur-
ing live music and attractions at over a .
dozen restaurants, galleries, and bars. It .
will be held every third Saturday.

Music Walk debuts .
Saturday, August 21 at 7 p.m. Barb Berry (guest) Rita Artwohl, Bette Frazier, Dot Buchholz, Sue Ceccoli, Joyce Thomas, Paula Eberhardt, BJ Twomley
Fort Myers River District
Newly Formed Women's Club
M ontage is a newly formed club in the Fort Myers area that includes charitable as well as numerous social activities each
With the success of the Fort Myers Art month that include interest groups such as luncheons, couple and single dining out, a book club, various games such as
Walk, this second monthly event was cre- I Bunco, Hand & Foot, Mah-Jongg, and Rummikub.
ated to cater to a growing energy in the The last monthly meeting was a tea party that presented Lady Katherine's Teatime The Art of Tea.
newly renovated historic River District. The next scheduled meeting is August 26 at the Helm Club, The Landings, Fort Myers. At that time, items will be collected for
Music Walk brings local, regional, and ARC, an animal refuge center.
continued on page 17 continued on page 9

Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now

The Snack House
by Gerri Reaves
U tter the words "Snack ,
.wI M House" and you're likely
Sto evoke nostalgic tributes
about one of the most popular and
I ? long-lived eateries in Fort Myers
of, history the Snack House in the
historic Post Office Arcade (aka
Collier Arcade) on Broadway. *
SJesse Winford "Win" Ellis A'
opened the Snack House on
October 31, 1949 after Barron
Collier asked him to start a restau-
rant to serve the arcade's bus terminal.
The restaurant occupied the entire north side of the
arcade. The entrance was where Company Hair is now,
and Ichiban today occupies the area where much of the
counter space and tables were. -
The front section facing Broadway, now occupied by Ichiban's sushi bar, right, is lo
Southwest Capital Bank, was on permanent reserve for postcard, or even a stamp. II
sequestered juries who ate there. famous publications: The Sat
The extended hours fostered that home-away-from-
home atmosphere for locals. It had the distinction of
being the first restaurant in town to be air-conditioned, another reason it was a favorite
gathering place.
Employees worked for decades at the Snack House, thus adding to the homey

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,cated in this space where Snack House diners could grab a quick lunch or buy a magazine,
n this circa 1974 photo above, visible in the magazine display are some of America's most
'urday Evening Post, Life, House Beaufiful and Holiday.
courtesy of the Southwest Florida Museum of History
Suzanne Sutton and Jerry Haberle remember the Snack House well. As downtown
residents during part of the Snack House era, they witnessed its impact on the social,
ecemomic, and political life of Fort Myers.
"It was where Fort Myers' business was transacted," recollects Sutton.
continued on page 5

The famous Snack House in the Post Office Arcade
courtesy of the Southwest Florida Museum of History

Ichiban, serving Chinese and Japanese cuisine, and Company Hair now occupy the
main dining space of what was once the Snack House photo by Gerri Reaves

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Lorin Arundel
and Ken Rasi

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Contributing Writers

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From page 2
The Snack House
Haberle adds, "It was where deals
got done." Realtors, lawyers, artists, and
business people were among the regu-
lars who wheeled, dealed, and socialized
The restaurant was busy all day, he
remembers: "You could t beat the break-
fast." And the service provided by the all-
male wait staff was "johnny-on-the-spot."
Fort Myers artist Greg Biolchini recalls
that the food was so popular that even
wealthy prominent locals had the Snack
House cater their events.
He has been struck over the years
by how many people compare the res-
taurant's ambience to Edward Hopper's
famous painting Nighthawuks an apt
comparison, especially during the "open
24 hours a day" years.
The classic post-World War II diner
dacor was already a clich& by 1978,
when he arrived in Fort Myers and started
breakfasting there, he says. Nevertheless,
he loved the look and feel of the place.
The long lunch counter and tabletops
had that distinctive green marbleized sur-
face, complemented by the green uphol-
stery on the spinning counter seats and
the booths by the windows.
Sometime in the early 1980s, Ellis
decided to modernize the d&cor to what
Biolchini laughingly labels "Howard
Johnson," in shades of orange, brown,
and gold. That style, too, he grins, was
already dated by then.

But no matter. The atmosphere and
food didn t change.
Artist DJ Wilkins, a Fort Myers resi-
dent since 1973, showed up each morn-
ing at 7:30 or 8:45 a.m. Other custom-
ers also had a routine, and they would
drift in predictably on schedule.
Both artists agree that Win Ellis s leg-
acy should include his generosity toward
downtown artists.
"He d carry you on ticket for months,
says Wilkins, until you sold an artwork
and could pay your bill.
While many of Lee County s biggest
deals took place at some tables, artists of
all types vigorously exchanged ideas at
informal art seminars at their own table.
Wilkins cites those discussions as the basis
of his art education. Those friends around
the table were his teachers as well as his
He has a large collection of "artwork
napkins created at the restaurant. In fact,
he conceived his sculpture Uncommon
Friends, now in Centennial Park, at the
Snack House.
Many of those other artists are familiar
names today: John Bifar, videographer;
Jo Bainbridge Cobbett, painter; John
Moore, videographer and writer; Veronica
Gagliardi, senior manager in design at
Colgate-Palmolive; and Thomas Reis,
When former patrons of the Snack
House in the Collier Arcade on Broadway
speak about that beloved eatery, they all
wistfully say, "It was a sad day when the
Snack House closed.

Ellis closed his business in May 1993,
when the construction of the new federal
courthouse necessitated the temporary
closing of the arcade.
Wilkins recalls that the Snack House
was so embedded in the artists' routine
that when it closed, they didn't know
what to do with their mornings or how to
start the day. For them, there was never
a second place.
Stroll down Broadway to the Post
Office Arcade, where downtown's social,
political, and business life intersected for
44 years.
Then walk a few blocks to the
Southwest Florida Museum of History
at 2031 Jackson Street to learn more
about restaurant history in Fort Myers.
Ask about volunteer opportunities and the
upcoming exhibit by renowned photogra-
pher Clyde Butcher, opening on August
For information, call 321-7430 or go
to swflmuseumofhistory.com. Museum
hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday
through Saturday.
Continue your research at the
Southwest Florida Historical Society,
10091 McGregor Boulevard. Call 939-
4044 or drop by on Wednesday or
Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon.
Sources: Pages from the Past by
Prudy Taylor Board and Esther B Colcord
and the archives of the Southwest Florida
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Jim Moore, executive director of Fort Myers Regional Partnership, will discuss the
immediate impact of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill on Southwest Florida businesses.
The judicial candidates, who include Judge Archie Hayward, Eric Feichthaler, Miguel
Fernandez, Frank Mann Jr., Robert Branning and David Shestokas, will then take
center stage to speak briefly about their platform and be available after the meeting to
answer questions.
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275 oMcGreugor ouh eva FoFrt ster
Estates; 2 miles North of Colonial Boulevard)
Minister: the Reverend Dr. Wayne Robinson
Sunday services: 11 a.m.
(Child care provided)
MtulteEd. Wo~r~k ops: 10 a.m.
Email: allfaithsuc@embarqmail.com
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8210 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers
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Divine Liturgy Sunday 10am
Fellowship Programs, Greek School,
2Suda81-S~c~h9ol, Community Night
15675 McGre or Boulevard. 437-3171
Rabbi: Judah Hun erman
Friday Service, 8 p.m.

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Bleas~e c I fo~r informt onR Sull program.
16581 McGre or Boulevard, 267-3166
(Just past the Tan er Outlet Mall)
Pastor: Barry Lentz, 281-3063
Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m
Wdn~esdaOFBi~bleEStudy S7 .m.

5at00rs: Jef Moa an M ch2e 1Bulter.
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.spirituality~com 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 at 7 p.m.
Pre bar/bat mitzvah class Monday, 5:30 to
7 p.m., followed by confirmation class from
7:30 to 9 p.m.
For information on early childhood educa-
tion/preschool, phone 482-1121.
The New Church 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
56 1-2700 or visit www. uucf m.org.

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Hope Biblical Counseling &
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offering a 12-week course enti-
tied, Relationships: Keys to Growth, on
Tuesday evenings, beginning September
7 and continuing through November 30
from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
This course will give students an over-
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on many other committees, was a
Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 564. In
1983 Mr. Arthur moved to Sanibel Island,
where he was a member of The Dunes
Golf and Tennis Club, The Sanctuary
Golf Club, and the Shell Point Golf
Clu~b.nHel wspraiden tao tohnedVilane
Owners Association, and many commit-
tees dedicated to maintaining the wild
life, serenity, and beauty of Sanibel Island
where he resided for 25 years.
He most recently lived at Shell Point
Retirement Community in Fort Myers,
where he enjoyed golfing, and attend-
ing the Sanibel Congregational United
Church of Christ. He was especially fond
of playing games with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his beloved wife
Virginia (Merrill) of 55 years, two sons,
Merrill and his wife Betsy, and Gary and
hKs Iwif Miarcy, and si r n, Tt dr Liey
sndbHo1eysH~eow s 3prceded in deathby
In lieu of any generosities extended to
the family, donations can be sent to the
William J. Arthur Memorial Scholarship
Fund, FRP Institute, 3221 Southwestern
Blvd, #139, Orchard Park, NY 14127.
This scholarship has been established
in honor of William s achievements as
one of the fiberglass industry s founding
fathers with the purpose of helping high
school seniors interested in pursuing an
industrial career as a mechanical engi-
afterAmrdmoa hl oen Auht as i a
reception following at Calvary Episcopal
C~hurchorak 20 Milton Street, Williamsville,
New Yr.w


W u ilim JialAptur s 2 s a pioneer in
from the frs e n erinftelras adu ting
University of Buffalo in 1948, he served
in the Korean War as a ground support
equipment officer at Wright Patterson
Air Force Base with a rank of captain.
After his military service, he founded
An-Cor Industrial Plastics, Inc. in 1960
and was known as an expert engineer
and innovator of fiberglass reinforced
plastic industrial equipment. He was
honored for his dedication and contribu-
tion to the industry.
Mr. Arthur was past chairman of
the Society of Plastics Industry, past
Namaa Froontt r Weco noN te Natonal
Association of Corrosion Engineers, a
member of Calvary Episcopal Church
for 30 years serving as an usher and

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Fish The Passes For The Best Action
by Capt. Matt Mitchell
- ass fishing was about as good as it gets last week. Strong
r /morning outgoing tides made for great action catching
Sand releasing snook along with some good sized redfish
too. Though many of the snook were on the small side, catch-
ing and releasing 25 to 40 fish on a half-day trip is always a
good thing. Every trip this week produced at least one snook
.or more over that magic 30-inch mark.
The big snook of the week caught on my boat measured 351/
inches and was caught on the last hour of an outgoing tide. What
made this trip even better was the long-time Florida resident who
was a guest of one of my clients that day was telling me earlier
that he has caught evengthing to catch in our area but never a big snook. On back-to-
ba k3 dfts ofhthe pass he caught the 351/-nch snook then another big snook measur-
Areas in and around the passes also produced a good mixed bag of fish including
flounder, sea trout, mangrove snapper and even a few grouper. The outside sandbars
around the passes had good action with Spanish mackerel and lots of ladyfish. Baitfish
get pushed in and out of the passes on the tides making them a natural feeding station
for gamefish. With water temperatures in the bay usually at 90 degrees plus by the end
of the day the passes stay a few degrees cooler because of the deeper water and faster
moving tides. No matter what the tide, all summer long you can find some action in
and around all our local passes.
On several charters last week I spent the half-day trip in one pass as the action
never stopped. Happy clients and not a lot of running around to locate fish it does
not get much better than that.
Redfish could also be found in the passes with the incoming tide being the bet-
ter tide. Reds were also caught mangrove fishing on the higher tides. All the reds we

Send Us Your Fish Talles
The River Weekly would like to hear from anglers about their catches.
SSend us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of
Catch, species and weight, and include photographs with identification.
Drop them at the River Weekly, 16450 San Carlos Boulevard, Suite 2, Fort
Myers, Flordia 33908, or email to RiverWeeklyNews@aol.com.


Lanny Russell from Tampa with a big pass snook that measured 35V/2 inches and was
carefully released after this quick photo
caught were at the top of the slot, if not over. Working the no motor zone in Wulfert
Keys during the stormy conditions of a tropical depression we caught five nice big
redfish while throwing large, live pinfish back deep under the bushes. This area does
not see the fishing pressure it once did and on the right tide and wind direction is well
worth the slow electric trolling motor ride back inside.
Shark fishing in the middle sound continues to be on fire. I've been saving a Ziplock
bag or two of the smaller shiners I catch while cast-netting in the mornings to use for
chum. Not that you need to chum to catch these blacktips, which range from two to
four feet long. The chum brings the sharks so close to the boat you could hand feed
them if you're not worried about losing a finger. Big live pinfish fished under a float
with a circle hook quickly gets the sharks in a feeding frenzy.
Every time I have been on these sharks it's amazing how many are in this middle
sound area. Watching packs of four to 10 sharks chase your bait is the norm. Circle
hooks are key if you want to land one. Remember regulations on sharks are one per
boat per day.
Capt. Matt Mitchell moved to Sanibel in 1 980 and has fished local waters for
more than 25 years. He now! lives in St. James City and has woorked as a back coun-
try fishing guide for more than 10 years. If you have comments or questions email
captmattm itchell~aol. com.M

The cost of the class is $40 per
person. The class is being taught at the
San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron
Classroom located at 16048 San Carlos
Boulevard, at the corner of Kelly Road
(across from ACE Hardware). Students
can register online at www.scbps.com or
call 466-4040.4

Local Walters
Class Offered
The San Carlos Bay Sail & Power
Squadron, a unit of the United
States Power Squadrons, will be
offering the popular Local Waters/Local
Charts class on Saturday, September 4,
from 8:15 a.m. to noon.

The class is directed to new boaters
and boaters new to the area, as well as
those wishing to learn chart reading. It
will provide the boater with some of the
basics of navigation, oriented to the Fort
Myers area. Students will be using chart
11427 and must bring this chart to class.
Optional on-the-water training is also
offered at a later date. Check with the
class instructor for details.
The cost of the class is $40 per
pestsona ohe cls isd b ing taught ua dtrhoen
C1)assroom lo ated at 16048 SanRCarilos
Buevard ate corner of Kly Ra
(across from ACE Hardware). Students
c e~giste 40nlne at www.scbps.com or

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The San Carlos Bay Sail & Power
basic GPS operation on Saturday
September 4, from 1:15 to 4:30 p.m. '
This class will be offered again in
The class is designed to introduce
new users to GPS. It will include discus-
sions of marine navigation, how a GPS
works, and GPS limitations. There will
be an extensive presentation on what a
GPS can do and what a boater can do
with GPS. It will also explain some of the
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Theatre Conspiracy Opens
Season With Romantic Comedy
Theatre Conspiracy will present the Southwest Florida premiere of the romantic
Comedy Searching For Eden: The Diaries Of Adam And Eve on August 20
Sat the Foulds Theatre in Fort Myers.
This very funny comedy, written by James Still, is directed by Jamie Carmichael
and stars Producing Artistic Director Bill Taylor as Adam and Jenny Smith as Eve.
The first act is set at the beginning of time and based on the work of Mark Twain he
wrote his stories of Adam and Eve between 1887 and 1905. The second act is set in
modern times and finds the "first couple" later in life dealing with careers and modern
life while attempting to rekindle some romance.
Still s award-winning plays have been produced throughout the U.S., Canada,
Europe, and Australia. They include He Held Me Grand, Looking Over the
President's Shoulder, Amber Waves, The Velocity of Gary, and And Then They
Came For Me. He is the recent winner of the William Inge Theatre Festival s New
Voices in American Theatre Award and is a two-time recipient of the TCG/Pew
National Artist Residency Artist grant with the Indiana Repertory Theatre, where he
continued on page 25

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Win Dinner Or A Birthday Party
At The Firehouse

items to the district August 20 to 22 for the Harry Chapin Food Bank. 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 firefighters at the fire sta-
tion, or a children s birthday party for six, celebrated at the fire station.
Both food and monetary donations will be accepted from 1 until 4 p.m. Friday,
Saturday and Sunday at the district s fire stations located at 16651 McGregor
Boulevard, north of John Morris Road; 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.
"Harry 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

What A Girl Walnts
Event To Benefit ACT
What a Girl Wants Event, sponsored by Glo, Florida Skin Center, Medi
Weightless Clinic, Joann Frazier Beauty Consultant, and J & A Make Up
Artistry, will make its debut on Saturday, August 21 from 1-4 p.m. at the
Crowne Plaza (Bell Tower area) in Fort Myers. The event is free and open to the
public, although donations can be made at the event in support of ACT (Abuse
Counseling and Treatment), a nonprofit organization that provides shelter and sup-
portive services for victims of domestic violence.
Women will be the focus of the event, although men are invited to attend as
well. Guests are invited to mingle with local business owners who will feature beauty,
bridal, fashion, wellness, and more products and services. There will be giveaways and
music. Attendees can have chair massages, jewelry cleaning, teeth whitening, photo
booth, airbrush tanning, make up, hair styling and mini facials.
Questions about the event can be directed to organizer Joann Frazier at

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Plant Smart

Sidebeak Pencil Flower
by Gerri Reaves

Sidebeak pencil flower
is a butterfly-attracting
native perennial whose beau-
tiful flowers are often over-
Those yellow-orange flowers
may be no more than one-half 1
inch across, but they will attract
the barred yellow butterfly to
your landscape.
In addition to being the host
plant for that butterfly species,
this member of the pea fam-
ily attracts bees and birds and
requires little maintenance.
In South Florida, sidebeak Sidebeak pencil flower is the larval host plant for the
pencil flower blooms most of barred yellow butterfly photos by Gerri Reaves
the year.
The tiny flowers emerge singly at the ends of the stems and are comprised of a
large single upper lobe and smaller lower lobes.
The multiple stems grow from the base of the plant and are covered with silky hairs
called pubescence. Three elliptical leaflets make up the leaves.
Like many tap-rooted specimens, sidebeak pencil flower is very drought tolerant.
In the wild, it grows in dry places such as scrubs, beaches, rocky woods, prairies, and
disturbed areas.
Propagate beaked pencil flower with the seeds inside the hard pods and plant it in
sun or partial shade.
Sources: Everglades Wildflowuers by Roger L. Hammer, and wildflower.org.
Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create
a low-maintenance, drought-tolerant, hurricane- and pest-resistant South Florida
This small shrub is native to try areas
and thus a good drought-tolerant
choice for the home landscape

Sh II Poin O'Isap ( | "

Meben 8S Ce"eIv Cert b' o

John Noone and Wally Chamberlain both received certification as Certified
Landscape Irrigation Auditors from the Irrigation Association, which is a national orga-
nization that promotes the careful use of water resources by emphasizing professional-
ism and efficiency in the use of irrigation methods and products. This achievement is
already benefiting Shell Point by allowing them to locate irrigation zones on property
that were able to be re-programmed to improve the distribution of irrigation of water
which results in less water usage and healthier turf grass and plants.
Shell Point is a not-for-profit continuing care retirement community located in Fort
Myers just off Summerlin Road.M

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Jeff Holmes, Wally Chamberlain and John Noone

T he ebr ftelnsaedprmn tSelPitRtrmn community have received two major certifications recently, helping to expand
on the landscape and environment conservation expertise offered to the
retirement community.
Jeff Holmes earned his status as a Florida Certified Horticultural Professional from
the Florida Nursery Growers and Landscape Association (FNGLA). Holmes has been
with Shell Point since April 2009, and is the ninth member of the landscape depart-
ment to achieve this certification, which tested his knowledge on plant identification,
plant biology, plant nutrition, plant disease and pest problems, plant usage in the land-
scape, irrigation practices, pesticide usage, and proper safety procedures.


"The swelling went down, he seemed
to feel better. He looked great for two
days... then his hand swelled up again.
They treated him with a new round
of antibiotics, which reduced the swell-
ing, but there was something wrong
with his walking gait, perhaps a result
of damage to his wrist joint from the
It was decided to put a splint on his
foot in an effort to provide stability,
but he didn't react well to anesthesia
so they terminated the effort in mid
This past Monday Dr. Amber experi-
mented with different types of tape,
gauze, and splinting material to give
some stability to his foot and support
to the joint. The opossum baby tried
to chew them off as soon as he had
a chance. "Sometimes the best plans
end up in the bottom of the cage with
Despite all his troubles, Dr. Amber
is optimistic that he will be returned to
the wild. CROW will keep him at least
several more weeks to monitor the
progress with his foot placement and
continue to raise him.
CROW (Clinic for the
Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a
non-profit wildlife hospital providing
veterinary care for native and migra-
tory wildlife from the Gulf Coast of
Florida. The hospital accepts patients
seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5
p.m. Mail donations to PO Box 150,
Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or
visit: wwwu~.crowulnclinic.0r

Dr. Amber creates wrap for baby opossum's

Baby opossum

it looked like a bacterial infection, so we
began antibiotics, anti-inflammatories and
pain medication.
The baby received an extraordinary
amount of care: staff tube-fed the marsu-
pial five times per day in addition to the
daily treatments of medicine.
Unfortunately the creature had to
be removed from his brothers and sis-
ters, intensifying his hard start to life.
"Opossums are almost like cats in their
desire to keep clean," said Dr. Amber.
"They will constantly lick a wound. When
there is an open wound in one baby we
keep them separate.
However, once the wound had healed
over, he was returned to the family circle.

Trying to chew off wrap Dr. Amber just put on

"It' sa great opportunity to meet other students, learn photography skills from
the experts, and focus literally on nature," said Supervisory Refuge Ranger Toni
Westland, "Ding" Days committee co-chair. "We are so grateful to Bank of the Islands
and Edison National Bank for sponsoring this tour and its contest awards in the two
schools every year.
"Ding" Days celebrates National Wildlife Refuge Week and furthers the refuge's mis-
sion to get kids and adults reconnected with nature.
"Ding" Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife
Service, and Tarpon Bay Explorers co-sponsor the event. Visit www.dingdarlingdays.
com for updates on events and to sign up for bulletins.

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NOW TOur Heightens 'Ding' Days

Natu Ph t gahy El t 6 O0909 6me D Y
W ith its annual htgah
Amateur Nature

Contest and Student
Photography Day and
contests, "Ding" Darling
Days at JN "Ding" Darling
National Wildlife Refuge 7
has always been about
getting the big picture out *4
in the wilds. a -
This year's "Ding" ** ,
Days, Octoberl7 through
23, adds a new dimension
with a free Photography
Tram Tour on Saturday, 1
October 23. .
As part of Conservation .
Art Day, the "Ding An award-winning photo by Terry Baldwin, who will lead
Days finale, the tram tour the new Photography Tram Tour
departs at 3 p.m. for a
two-hour, hands-on, on-wheels photo seminar along Wildlife Drive led by award-win-
ning nature photographer Terry Baldwin.
Consewvation Art Day begins at noon, and the first 30 signups at the refuge's tram
booth that day can participate in the photo tour.
The day kicks off with cartoon portraits by Dave Horton and presentations by
federal and junior Duck Stamp winners. It pays homage to the legacy of conservation
art begun by refuge namesake, Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist, and original
Duck Stamp artist, JN "Ding" Darling.
Art day also features family nature art workshops and the announcement and a
slide show of the 2010 Amateur Nature Photography Contest winners. Deadline for
that contest is September 15. For more details, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org.
During "Ding" Days, a refuge outreach program brings middle school students from
The Sanibel School and Cypress Lake Middle School to interact during their own pri-
vate photography tram tours of the refuge.

CROW Case Of The Week:

Opossum Ba by
by Brian Johnson
OnJuly 12
Fort Myers
Howard Firmiss
called CROW about
baby opossums
whose mother had
just died.
A U.S. postal
worker was deliver-
ing a package at his
neighbor's house, and spotted the babies
still hanging close to their mother. He got
a box for the babies, and a CROW volun-
teer arrived within 45 minutes to pick up
the orphans.
Six siblings enter the clinic.
"They weighed about 30 grams each,
or less than an ounce," said CROW
Veterinarian Dr. Amber McNamara.
"They were a little cool, a little dehydrat-
ed, but they were all doing well. We gave
them subcutaneous and oral fluids and
prepared to raise them.
About 10 days into their stay at
CROW, it was noted by clinic staff that
one of the babies looked duller than the
others and was suffering from swelling
from the digits of the right front foot to
the elbow.
"You could tell he didn t feel well," said
Dr. Amber. "He had a spot on his palm
that was draining like an abscess. It was
hard to know what had happened, but


Row Boat by Brian Willie

16 THE RIVER AUGUST 20, 2010

From page 1
Alliance Smalll W~orks

Member Exhibit Opens

Girl With Feathers by Jamie Golob Sensual Dancing by Eric Greenblatt

opportunity for artists at the Alliance and at area arts organizations. To browse the
directory, visit the Alliance website, click on Artists then Call to Artists.
Exhibit hours are from 5 to 7 p.m.
The Alliance for the Arts supports the artists and arts organizations in the area
as the state designated Local Arts Agency for Lee County. 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. Visit www.artinlee.org for more details.#

2010 Members Exhibition gallery view

Arts & Crafts Holiday Fair on Saturday,
November 6. There is a space fee but
no percentage of sales is taken.
For more information or for a registra-
tion form, contact Nadine Sarlin at 390-
1487 or e-mail nadine.sarlin@gmail.com.
Registration deadline is October 1.4

i I OC' _r o I I'

C'Oil FOr Artists

of Fort Myers in south Fort Myers
invites artisans and crafters in all
media to participate in its fourth annual

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*Twisted Vine Bistro (formerly H2) -
Classic rock by Patrick Jerome
*Coloring The World Gallery Art
and wine tasting
*World Famous Cigar Bar Live
music starts at 10 p.m. featuring Tom
*Hideaway Sports Bar Live Music
by Dave Barber, the Flamingo Kid
*Morgan House (new location on
Patio de Leon) Featuring Patrick
*Veranda Live piano music by Gary
continued on page 25

From page 1
Exhibition For Polish

Ol AfmplanV ArI -
The exhibit
reflects the
many passions 4
of a dedicated
and decorated
athlete with five
World Fencing
and the honor of
competing in four
Olympic Games:
1952 Helsinki,
1956 Melbourne, Wojiech Zablocki
1960 Rome,
1964 Tokyo and who won two silver
(1956 and 1960) and one bronze medal
(1964) in team sabre fencing.
Wojciech is a world renowned archi-
tect who has transferred his creativity into
new arenas through watercolor painting.
Many of his works were painted from life
settings and all reflect on understanding
of space.
Gallery hours are Tuesday to SaturdaV
from 0 aam. o 4d pm., closed Sundays,
For general museum information, visit
www.artoftheolympians.com. or call

From page 1
national music talent to downtown Fort
Myers venues. Organized by the same
group of downtown business owners
as ArtWalk, Music Walk celebrates the
downtown music scene and creates an
aditional night of festivity in the River

The event will feature a wide range of
musical styles and is designed to appeal
to both young and old alike. The first
Music Walk will feature everything from
reggae, rock, and jazz to soloists and
acoustic musicians at River District busi-
nesses. Street performers will also dot
the downtown streets and segue between
venues to help create a fun, musical
atmosphere. Many venues will also fea-
ture wine tasting and monthly special
events. Participating galleries will also
feature their current art shows.
Music Walk Venues and Partners
include: Red Rock Saloon, Spirits of
Ba chrs Hie G IBerne Davis3Addas
Gallery, Cafe Matisse, French Connection
Cafe, Enjewel, Happenings Magazine,
Hotel Indigo, Twisted Vine Bistro (for-
merly H2 Downtown Bistro), Harborside
Event Center, Coloring The World, City
Tavern, Downtown House of Pizza
World Famous Cigar Bar, Hideaway
Sports Bar, Morgan House, The Veranda
Restaurant, What s Up Dogs, and the
Indigo Room.
The event is organized with the help
of Andy Howl of Howl Gallery, Roger
DiCiccio of Red Rock Saloon, Suzy Lewis
of Spirits of Bacchus, and Jamie Kuser
of Happenings Magazine. Music Walk
exists under the umbrella of The River
District Alliance, a non-profit organization
that helps create and manage downtown

events, unite existing business owners,
and provide information for new busi-
nesses to open in the Fort Myers River
Highlights for the August 21 inaugural
Music Walk include:
*Red Rock Saloon Rock Music by
AMOF, opening band TBA
*Spirits of Bacchus wine tasting and
music by solo guitarist Steve Farst
*Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
- Featuring New York reggae artist KY_
ENIE sponsored by King Leo Promotions
*HOWL Gallen} Classic punk and
alternative music by Banana Logic on the

HOWL/Starbucks back patio.
*Space 39 Featuring Kat Epple and
her World Jazz Group.
*daas Gallery Featuring guitarist
Peter Taylor
*Cafe Matisse Featuring acoustic
musician Paul Goss.
*French Connection Cafe Live
music TBA.
*City Tavern Live upbeat rock by
Headcount starts at 10 p.m.
Enjewel Wine tasting and music
Hotel Indigo Featuring Father Al
and the Jazz Congregation on the roof-
top lounge starts at 6 p.m.

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To P blUO I
Relations Honors

money) were presented for the following:
*Physicians' Primary Care of
Southwest Florida Award of Distinction
in the Promotional/Marketing category
for a two-year branding campaign, Let
Our Family Take Care of Your Family
that included a new logo, strategic news
announcements, sponsorships, advertis-
ing, newsletters, and website develop-
ment. Physicians' Primary Care is the
largest independent multi-specialty prac-
tice in Southwest Florida.
*Southwest Florida Addiction Services
(SWFAS) Award of Distinction and
a Judges Award for Spend A Night
In Instead of a Night Out, a donor
thank-you campaign in which Stay At
Home kits containing gift certificates for
Domino's Pizza and Blockbuster movie
rentals were sent along with popcorn,
candy and moist towelettes to 300 super-
busy donors. The entire campaign was
undenuritten by Edison National Bank,
Domino's Pizza and Blockbuster Video
with no expense at all for SWFAS, which
is a not-for-profit organization. SWFAS
is the region's leader in substance abuse
prevention and treatment and treats
6,000 people per year for alcohol and
drg a ction.M

September At
La kes Re ional

Li 7,
h ext month's roster of activities at
I ILate ReiR n libaL ou :rs free
English Caft4, 6 p.m. Monday,
September 13 and 20. Practice your
English with this conversation session

starters, contribute as much as you can
afford to your 401(k) or other employer-
sponsored retirement plan. Not only can
your earnings grow on a tax-deferred
basis, but your contributions are generally
made with pretax dollars, so the more
you contribute, the lower your annual tax-
able income which, in turn, could give
you more disposable income to invest for
college. In 2010, you can contribute up
to $16,500 to your 401(k), or $22,0600
if you're 50 or older.
*Fund your IRA. Depending on your
income level, your contributions to a
traditional IRA may also lower your tax-
able income, again potentially seeing up
resources for college. Plus, your earnings
can grow tax deferred. If you qualify for
a Roth IRA, your contributions are not
tax-deductible, but your earnings grow
tax free. Withdrawals are also tax-free,
provided you've held your account at .
least five years and you don't start taking
withdrawals until you're at least age 59V/2.
Also, you can withdraw Roth IRA contri-
butions without paying taxes (since you've
already been taxed on this money), so
you could use these funds, if necessary,
to help pay for college costs, although
ideally you d like to leave your account
untouched until you retire. If eligible, you
c contrib o hup8 t 5 00010to onur tr
if yo'e50 Irode '
uO en a5209 college savings plan.

for adult ESOL and ESL students. Each
90-minute session provides an oppor-
tunity to practice speaking English with
native speakers. Participants may start
at any time. Advanced registration is not
Wii Bowling for Adults, 10 a.m.
Thursday, September 16. No heavy balls
to lift, and just as much fun. Sponsored
by the Friends of Lakes Regional Library.
Registration is required.
Book Discussion: Helen Simonson's
Major Pettigrewu's Last Stand, 2 p.m.
Tuesday, September 21. In the small
English village of Edgecombe St. Mary,
retired war hero Major Ernest Pettigrew
is enjoying the quiet life. However, when
his brother's death coincidentally sparks
a friendship with Mrs. Jasmina Ali, the
village's only Pakistani shopkeeper, Major
Pettigrew finds himself falling in love. But
when small-town bigotry taboos his rela-
tionship, Major Pettigrew is left to decide
if happiness is worth a ruined reputation.
Registration is requested.
Toddler Stolytime, 10 a.m.
Wednesday, September 1, 8, 15, 22,
29, 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 7, 14,
21, 28. Children two years old and their
caregivers participate in song, fingerplays
and short stories and depends on adult
participation and encouragement. Toddler
storytime lasts approximately 30 minutes.
Registration is required.
Family Storytime, 11 a.m.
Wednesday, September 1, 8, 15, 22,
29. This program is for the whole family
and lasts about 30 minutes. Registration
is required.

Monday SeRmbe 13, 20, a nis
20-minute program is filled with songs

Children and teens
Shark Tales, 10:30 a.m. Saturday,

Contributions are made with after-tax dol-
lars. However, when you contribute to a
529 plan, your earnings grow tax free.
Withdrawals are also tax-free, provided
they are used for qualified higher educa-
tion expenses. (Withdrawals for expenses
other than qualified higher education
expenditures may be subject to federal
and state taxes plus a 10 percent penal-
ty.) Furthermore, 529 plan contributions
may be eligible for a state tax deduction
or credit in certain states for residents
who participate in their own state's plan.
Also, the lifetime contribution limits for
529 plans are quite generous, and you
can gift $13,000 per year per beneficia-
ry, without incurring gift taxes. To make

September 4. Dive into the fun of an
under-the-sea adventure with your favorite
creatures of the deep. A craft will follow.
For ages 2-5. Registration is required.
Preschool Storytime, 11 a.m.
Tuesday, September 7, 14, 21, 28.
Preschoolers (ages 3 to 5) attend this
storytime independently while parents or
caregivers wait nearby in the library build-
ing. This storytime includes activities that
require more participation and a longer
attention span. Each preschool stolytime
lasts about 30 minutes. Registration is
Kids Read Down Fines, 2-3 p.m.
Saturday, September 18. 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 younger. Coupons may
be applied to cards issued to patrons age
18 and under only.
The Book vs. the Movie: Guardians
of Ga'hoole The Capture, 4 p.m.
Wednesday, September 22. Join us
as we pit this book about dueling owls
against the upcoming movie. We'll start
with a book discussion on September 22
and then meet up on Friday, September
24 for the opening night of the movie.
The movie time and location will be
determined at the discussion. Patrons
are responsible for their own ticket cost
and transportation. For grades 3-5.
Registration is required.
Lakes Regional Library is located at
15290 Bass Road in Fort Myers. For
more information about a program or to
register, call 533-4000. Check the web
site at http://libraly.leegov.com, or pick
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sure you understand the tax ramifications
of a 529 plan, you'll want to consult with
your tax advisor.
It may not be easy to put away as
much as we'd like for retirement and col-
lege. But you do have some attractive
savings and investment options. Don't
delay, because when saving for any goal,
time is a great ally.
Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor
in Fort Myers. She can be reached at

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FG CU Job And Intern ships Fair

Part-Time Job and Internships Fair for the public from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.,
Wednesday, September 22, in the Student Union Ballroom on campus.
The event is an opportunity for employers seeking students for part time jobs or
internships. Participants can meet multiple candidates in one day, take applications
and conduct on-the-spot interviews. Last year, over 600 students attended the fair.
Attendees will have the opportunity to meet FGCU students and alumni seeking part
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Register online at http://www.regonline.com/fgcu_part_time_far Deadline to
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With so many persons out of work
today, the church is encouraging its fol-
lowers to support this crucial offering for
area residents. Nearly 50 volunteers will
be participating in the event.
Among the employers who plan to
attend are Costco, Florida Highway
Patrol, JC Penney and Lowe's.
In addition to seeking interviews with
on-site employers, job seekers will have
an opportunity to receive free blood pres-
sure tests from a team from the Edison
State College School of Nursing. And the
Elections Office of Lee County will pro-
vide voter registration services.
Leading the church volunteer team are
Melanie Salava and Jim Jacoby.
The church is located at 8088 Lords
Way, off Tamiami Trail (Route 41)
and Broadway Avenue, just north of
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Palmer, Nicklaus, Miller And Waltson

Compete Together For First Time In
Rust-Belt Golf Course Dedication
by Ed Frank
In Benton Harbor, Michigan, one of the most poverty-
Sstricken, economically-ravaged cities in America, golfing his-
Itory was made last week when legends Arnold Palmer, Jack
Nicklaus, Johnny Miller and Tom Watson played together as a
foursome for the first time competing for a $1 million purse -
all donated to charity.
On a trip north, we had the opportunity to watch this historic
a match as these iconic athletes dedicated the Nicklaus-designed
Golf Club of Harbor Shores.
This unique links course is the cornerstone of a 530-acre
beach and golf resort community that hopefully will serve as the
major economic stimulus for Benton Harbor's transformation a city racked by dou-

At 80 years old, Arnold Palmer lines up a birdie putt at the new Golf Club at Harbor
Shores in Benton Harbor, Michigan, while partner Tom Watson looks on

ble-digit unemployment, empty factory buildings and plummeting home values.
Nicklaus, who has designed nearly 300 golf courses throughout the world, said this
project is "very, very special." He added, "To change a community through golf is
something I am very proud of."
More than 5,000 fans paid $50 each to watch the match that will be aired on CBS
next spring on the Saturday of the Masters.
As the four Hall of Famers, who combined have nearly 200 PGA tournament victo-
ries, stepped to the first tee, Nicklaus commented, "There was an old factory building
right where we're standing."
He later told a press conference that at first glance he wasn't sure he could carve
out 18 holes of golf on the site that included toxic waste, dumps, abandoned buildings,
wetlands, dunes and the Paw Paw River.
But Nicklaus and his imaginative team created this links gem from a rustbelt that
already has been selected for the 2012 and 2014 Senior PGA championships.

Golfing legends, from left, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Tom Watson, discuss
Nicklaus' new course, The Golf Club at Harbor Shores, following their $1 million match to
dedicate the unique course

Harbor Shores will remain a public
facility under a public-private non-profit
ownership that will contain homes, Lake
Michigan beaches, a Jack Nicklaus Golf
itcedemy, commercial facilities and a
Breathtaking views abound the 18
holes. The par-five, 578-yard ninth hole,

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is an unforgettable challenge.
The 10th hole, however, another par-
five, serves as the course signature hole.
The three-tiered green of nearly 10,500
square feet resembles a roller coaster.
Nicklaus and Watson were paired
against Palmer and Miller for the middle
six holes of the rotating team scramble.
Playing from the front edge of the lower
level of the green, with the cup on the top
level six feet higher and 100 feet away,
Miller grabbed a lob wedge for an unorth-
odox shot.
That put Nicklaus into action.
"I was trying to save the green,
Nicklaus laughed at the press conference.
"Jobrmi wastcaalling dorhiislob wedge. He

So Nicklaus went over to show Miller
how to play the shot as a putt. He
smacked the ball up the steep incline,
through a double break, and into the cup.
The roar of the crowd reverberated for
"The putt wasn't that tough," Nicklaus
laughed. "For it to go in was a big freak of
luck. That was my biggest kick all day.
In sweltering 90-degree heat and
continued on page 25

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Heidi Taulman, executive director of Lee BIA Builders Care (right) receives a check
for $5,283 from Ferguson representatives. From left: Susan Bennett, PJ Anzalone, Greg
Bennett, Lindsay Hayes, Chuck Thornton and Steve Wilkerson

helped to raise money.
After the scores were tallied, Ferguson
representatives presented a check for
$5,283 to Heidi Taulman, executive
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Talmpa Bay Rays
Hold Fort Myers

Day Event

Th ne mpoau Bay will be attend-
SCommunity Day at Tropicana Field,
St. Petersburg on Sunday, August 29, at
the new time of 8 p.m. when the Rays
take on the Boston Red Sox on ESPN's
Sunday Night Baseball.
The Rays are celebrating 13 years of
major league baseball in Tampa Bay and
wish to salute the Fort Myers area and
its fans for their continued support. Fort
Myers Mayor Randall P. Henderson Jr.
will be throwing out the first pitch.
The first 10,000 children 14 and
under will receive a Raymond Pool Tube.
Tickets are $25 and there are several
options to get them:
*At the Fort Myers Skatium, 2250
Broasity 2wr3sbaseb~a511cOm/fortmy-
ers and enter FTMYERS as the passcode.
*If you don't want to drive to St
Petersburg, ride in a chartered bus and
get a ticket to the game for $60. For
tickets, visit the Hideaway Sports Bar in
the Historic River District at 1418 Dean
Street, Fort Myers, or call 337-9966.
*Groups of 20 or more get a special
discount plus a welcome on the score-
Call Dan Newhart at 727-825-3293
or email dnewhart@raysbaseball.com to
get group tickets.O

Cash For Builders
rgsn hosted its second annual
charity shootout golf tournament
at Tiburon Golf Club in Naples on
July 17. All proceeds of the event went
to Builders Care, the nonprofit arm of
the Lee Building Industry Association
(BIA) to help provide emergency con-
struction services to elderly and disabled
Lee County homeowners in need.
More than 100 participants vied for
the naming rights of top team and the
winning prizes of four HP mini com-
puters. Raffles and other activities also

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Innovative Home Care Technology
Makes Life Easier, Better For Seniors

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coedk v ra sinegsutchas sod rhescure,
ent and their caregiver can communicate
"face-to-face" through videoconferencing.
If the client needs more information, an
educational video will appear at the press -
of a button.
"The system is our gift of conve- .
nience and peace of mind to those in our I
care who are chronically ill," said Hope
President and CEO Samira K. Beckwith.
Lamb is told that his blood sugar level is
on the low side. He is asked, "What have
you eaten today?" Intel 2
For diabetics like Lamb, cut and wound courtesy Intel Corporation
care is also important. The client simply
shows the affected area to the built-in high-
resolution camera, and a Hope nurse can make an evaluation.
"I've been using the system for six months," Lamb said. "It is amazing. As it checks
me out, if I'm having a problem, it tells me what to do. I can talk with a nurse when
I need to. It gives me a real feeling of security. If you have any kind of chronic illness,
this is the way to go.
Lamb is one of many clients currently enrolled in Hope PACE. The program is a
total healthcare solution for seniors who want to live as independently as possible in
their own homes. Each client receives comprehensive at-home care that meets their
own needs.
To be eligible, individuals must be 55 or older; reside in Lee County, have health
problems that qualify them for nursing home care; and are able to live safely in the
community. Costs depend on the participant's Medicare and Medicaid eligibility. A
new Hope PACE center for residents in Charlotte County is expected to open in
Hope PACE is one of the organization's eight specialized programs for those with
needs related to a life-changing illness. Beckwith said, "We are already identifying ways
to apply the system to our other care programs so that more people will benefit. We
want to share all of our innovations with everyone in need.
For more information about Hope PACE, call 1-866-659-7223 or visit www.hope-

A patient uses the Intel!
courtesy Intel Corp

Hope PACE client David Lamb

(4t's 11 am. Have you checked your blood sugar today?" David Lamb, a Hope
PACE (Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly) client, is being asked that
"question by a small electronic device on his desk, in the comfort of his own
Technology is often perceived as impersonal. At Hope PACE, the opposite is true.
The device is the Intel Health Guide, a web-based healthcare management tool
designed to help chronically ill clients maintain their independence, remain in their
own homes, and make fewer trips to the doctor's office and the hospital. It assists
Hope's care professionals in more frequently monitoring their clients by keeping them
Hope PACE was one of the first healthcare programs in the country to conduct a
pilot program using the system and is now providing it to clients.

Attendees will learn about Hispanic
cultures, gaining insights related to suc-
cessful communication, understanding of
ADLs, food practices, symptom manage-
ment, birth and death rituals, family rela-
tionships, spiritual and religious orienta-
tions, illness beliefs and health practices.
The program offers eight contact
hours provided by FGCU, Continuing
Education & Off-Campus Programs
through CE Broker and the State of
Flrd' cinyd~suo eN~usic2(RNCPNAT
Clnia social WokeM 8rigeuandiFamily
Psychology; Respiratory Care; Midwives;
and Florida Council on Dietetics and
Cst uils $100, plus minimal charge for

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The FGCU Office of Continuing
SEducation & Off-Campus
SPrograms is offering Spanish for
Health & Human Services Professionals,
an interactive four-session program.
Participants will learn introductory
Spanish phrases, progressing to terminol-
ogies, vocabulary and dialogues specific
to health and human services profession-
asInstructors for the course are Genelle
Grant, program director for GRACE
Project (Guatemalan Rural Adult and
Children's Education) in Fort Myers, and
Chris Gallagher, program manager for
FGCU's Continuing and Off-Campus
Programs Division.
The workshop will be from 9 to 11
a.m., Saturday, September 11 and
25 and October 9 and 23 at Atrium
Executive Center, 8695 College Parkway,
Suite 1181, Fort Myers.

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Making Strides
Against Cancer
The AMerican Cancer
Society invites the
public to attend the
2010 Kick-Off Breakfast
on Thursday, August 26
at the Clarion Hotel from
7:30 to 9 a.m.
Anyone can attend for
breakfast, learn about the
new Regional Breast Care in Lee County,
and register a team for the cancer walk
on October 23.
Everyone attending the kick-off will be
entered into a drawing for two JetBlue
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Donors will receive coupons for a free Chick-Fil-A sandwich, free Starbucks
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Friday Night Prime Rib Buffet or Sunday Brunch at the Hilton Garden Inn. Donors will
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Maki of Japan, Hannoush Jewelers, a Yankee Candle air freshener and coupon, Rack
Room Shoes, as well as a T-shirt and lunch bag.

All blood collected remains in the Lee Memorial Health System, which uses 500+
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humidity, Palmer, at 80, obviously didn t have the dis-
tance of his younger counterparts, Nicklaus, 70, Miller,
63, and Watson, 60.
The "youngsters" walked most of the course, joking
with the crowd, while Palmer rode in a cart. But Palmer
still thrilled Arnie s Army when he dropped a birdie putt
on the par-four eighth hole.
The $1 million purse was donated by the Whirlpool
Corporation which is headquartered in Benton Harbor.
The biggest share, $393,750, was earned by Watson,
followed by Nicklaus at $281,250, Palmer, $168,750,
and Miller, $156,250.
The $1 million was given to kick-start a $6-million
capital campaign to build a new facility for the Boys &
Girls Club and the First Tee of Benton Harbor.
The day began with a 45-minute instructional clinic
conducted by the four. And it ended with a prediction
by the sometimes-controversial Miller who told Nicklaus:
"I don t think Tiger will break your record, referring
to Nicklaus' 18 major championships.
Perhaps he s correct. Woods finished a distant nine
strokes behind last week s PGA winner Martin Kaymer
and went zero for four in this year s major champion-
From page 17
Music Wailk
*Indigo Room Live rockabilly music by Memphis
Music starts at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
Visit the Fort Myers Music Walk website for a musi-
cian directory, list of venues and community forum at

From page 13
Theatre Conspiracy
is the playwright in residence. New theater projects
include commissioned plays with Indiana Repertory,
Cornerstone Theatre Company in Los Angeles, and
People s Light & Theatre Company in Philadelphia.
Still is also a two-time Emmy nominee, and Humanitas
Prize finalist.
Searching for Eden will play through September
4. Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturdays
at 8 p.m. with one Sunday matinee on August 29 at
2 p.m. Tickets are $18 or $10 for students. Opening
night August 20 is "pay what you will" where you name
the ticket price. Thursday performances are buy one
ticket, get the second ticket at half price. Call Theatre
Conspiracy s box office at 936-3239. Tickets can also
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1. In 1936, Brooklyn catcher Babe Phelps hit .367, but was second in the race for the
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2. Entering 2010, how many consecutive major-league seasons had Seattle's Ichiro
Suzuki collected at least 200 hits?
3. True or false: Brett Favre has had two losing seasons as a starting quarterback in the
4. Two Big Ten players won the John Wooden Award during the 1990s as the top male
college basketball player. One was Glenn Robinson of Purdue (1994). Who was the
other one?
5. In 2010, Buffalo's Lindy Ruff moved into third place on the list of most games
coached with one NHL franchise (984). Who are the top two on the list?
6. Name the first U.S. woman to win a world title in the luge.
7. Which golfer holds the PGA record for most consecutive tournaments won?

26 THE RIVER AUGUST 20, 2010


1. GEOGRAPHY: What is the capital of Arkansas?
2. LITERATURE: Who wrote the novel "Captains Courageous"?
3. MOVIES: Who plays the title character in "Nanny McPhee"?
4. ANATOMY: The temporal bone would be found in what part of the human
5. MEASUREMENTS: How long is a cubity
6. ASTRONOMY: Which planet in our solar system is closest in size to Earth?
7. MUSIC: What is a doxology?
8. INVENTIONS: Who invented Velcro?
9. LANGUAGE: What does the phrase "a skeleton in the closet" mean?
10.ADVERTISEMENTS: What kind of product did the animated character Toucan
Sam sell?

dling them on a one-by-one basis could have
you out from under it by the weekend.
PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A
friend might need your good advice regarding
a matter. Be supportive. But unless you can be
absolutely sure you have all the facts, be care-
ful about any suggestions you might be asked
to offer.
BORN THIS WEEK: Few things make
you happier than bringing people together and
helping to forge new friendships.

*On Aug. 24, 1814, during the War of
1812 between the United States and England,
British troops enter Washington, D.C., and
burn the White House in retaliation for an
American attack two years earlier on the city
of York in Ontario, Canada.
*On Aug. 27, 1883, the most powerful
volcanic eruption in recorded history occurs on
Krakatau, an uninhabited volcanic island locat-
ed west of Sumatra in Indonesia. Heard 3,000
miles awaythe explosions threw 5 cubic miles
of earth 50 miles into the air, created 120-foot
tsunamis and killed 36,000 people.
*On Aug. 23, 1902, pioneering cookbook
author Fannie Fanner, who changed the way
Americans prepare food by advocating the
use of standardized measurements in recipes,
opens Miss Fanner's School of Cookery in
Boston. Fanner later educated medical profes-
sionals about the importance of proper nutri-
tion for the sick.
*On Aug. 25, 1939, "The Wizard of Oz,"
which will become one of the best-loved mov-
ies in history, opens in theaters. Though the
scenes in Kansas were shot in traditional black
and white, Oz appears in vivid Technicolor, a
relatively new film process at the time.
*On Aug. 29, 1945, President Harry
Truman authorizes the Navy to seize control of
and operate petroleum refineries to counteract
strikes by oil workers. Oil, gas and chemical
workers had worked hard during the war to
meet production demands and now wanted to
return to a 40-hour workweek. They resented
the amount of money oil-industry CEOs were
making off of their labor while they simultane-
ously threatened to lower workers' wages after
the war.
*On Aug. 26, 1959, the British Motor
Corporation launches its newest car, the small,
affordable -- at a price tag of less than $800
-- Mark I Mini. Although only 10 feet long, the
Mini could sit four adults and had a trunk big

enough for luggage.
*On Aug. 28, 1988, an air show involv-
ing military jets at the Ramstein Air Base in
Gennany turns tragic when three jets collide
in mid-air and fall into the crowd of 100,000
spectators. Sixty-nine people died and hun-
dreds more were injured.

*It was American drama critic and author
John Mason Brown who made the following
sage observation: "Reasoning with a child is
fmne if you can reach the child's reason without
destroying your own."
*The first Wal-Mart was located in the
town of Rogers, Ark. When it opened in 1962,
it had a total of 16,000 square feet of space.
Today, there are Wal-Mart Supercenters all
over the United States, and they measure at
least 100,000 square feet and can range up to
220,000 square feet.
*The original Maytag company was
known for making horse-drawn buggies rather
than appliances.
*The word "pretzel" comes from the Latin
word for "little reward."
*Researchers at Johns Hopkins University
and the University of Pennsylvania conducted
a joint study on Americans' weight. They
concluded that if current trends continue, 86
percent of adults in this country will be obese
by 2030.
*Before H. Ross Perot became a success-
ful businessman -- and had a brief, somewhat
less successful career as a politician -- he broke
horses for a living.
*Statistics show that three out of four mar-
ried women over the age of 50 are on their
second marriage. In the same age range, five
out of six men are in the same marital situa-
*Fireflies start to glow in order to attract a
mate, and they die soon after finding one.
*Experienced boot makers reportedly can
get three pairs of the footwear out of a single
ostrich hide.
*When you sneeze, the air leaves your
mouth at approximately 100 mph.

"Anybody \\ho has listened to certain
kinds of music, or read certain kinds of poetry,
or heard certain kinds of performances on the
concertina, will admit that even suicide has its
brighter aspects." -- Stephen Leacock

My Stars +-t
ARIES (Mlarch 21 to April 19) Arelaxed
mood early in the week could give way to
high-temperature disputes. The Aries Lamb
should resist being pulled into heated quarrels
that could really singe your wool.
TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Satisfy
that practical obligation first, then you can
feel free to indulge in your creative endeavors.
Also, check for hidden or overlooked areas
\\here repairs might be long overdue.
GEMINI (Mlay 21 to June 20) Home is
still the Twins' major focus this week. But
outside matters begin to take on added impor-
tance, especially those involving possible
career moves. Stay alert for signs of change.
CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A travel
plan might need to undergo some considerable
adjustment because of unexpected changes.
Keep an open mind and let the facts guide you
on how you want to handle this.
LEO (July 23 to August 22) Playing cat
and mouse with a matter you don't really want
to tackle wastes time, energy and, most implor-
tant, an opportunity. Ask someone with experi-
ence to help you get started.
VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A
shift in policy might not please you, but before
you put up a "~No Go" wall of resistance,
examine the circumstances. You might be quite
pleasantly surprised by what you find.
LIBRA (September 23 to October 22)
Yesterday's critiques about your methods
might have already evolved into today's praise
for your achievements. Good for you. Now go
on and continue to build on your credibility.
SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21)
An occasional temperamental flare-up might
occur as you continue to help get things back
to nonnal. Stay with it. You should soon get
some idea of where to take things next.
SAG~ITARIUTS (November 22 to
December 21) A negative reaction to what you
believe was a well-deserved request might
mean that you need to reconsider your position
and make changes accordingly.
CAPRICORN (December 22 to January
19) There's always room for someone new at
the Sea Goat's table. And the someone new
this week could bring a message you've been
\\siting a long time to hear.
AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18)
A pile-on of personal matters this week might
seem too overwhelming to deal with. But han-

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Res id ential I

Services n
(Carpentry, ma itenance to ies, faucets, ce lng fans, s ding doors etc )
768-0569 or cell 464-6460

Join other "news junkies" every Monday,
10 a.m. to noon, Phillips Gallery, BIG
ARTS, to discuss current events. Donation
$3. Refreshments during break. Tell your
friends. For more information call 395-0900.
SR 4/28 NTFN

Hourly, Daily, Weekly
and Monthly
Captiva Island 472-5800


2001 Mer 0des 0-20 Sairn Wagon

Excellent Condition, New Tires
so,700 aR B4 -1106

Denmark Interiors Maple Desk.
30" x 60" w/ File Drawers.
Like New, Half Price.
$450. 395-1649

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Excellent Condition

Black Metal Futon with quilt and complete
bedding $25. Off White & Gold Futon $25.
King Size Air Bed with four poster
pedes Il fr me $520903dr 0BO.


Moving Sale. King Size Bed & Bedding,
Dresser, Nitestand, Small Roll Top Desk,
Wall Art, Recliner, Silk Plants & more.
Sat 8/21, 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Rain date-Sunday.

(off East Pri~wil nakt Rean es Jewelers)
*NS 8/20 PC 8/20


Residential Commercial
Interior Windows Carpet Cleaning
Jennifer watson

Retired Police Captain
Will Chec You rHaonr eWeekly
Very Reasonable Rates

Full range of management services,
tfanSportation, home/car maintenance,
cleaning, meals. Excellent organizational
skills Island resident Licensed
and insured *7 days.
Lisa 239-472-8875
RS 10/30BTFN

Convenient Medical Supplies offers a wide
s lct on of hoehathacare pod t.
products, diabetic supplies, durable
medical equipment such as walkers, and
we can supply all of your enteral nutrition
needs. We provide discrete shipping
directly to the customer. Shipping on
orders over $95 is free. Visit us at
www, convenientmedicalsupplies. com

In piano, saxophone, flute.
On Sanibel/Captiva or South Fort Myers.
Qualified, experienced teacher.
Call 239-989-7799
*NR 8/13 CC 10/1


36" in 7' cabinet, extra speakers
VHS & DISC Players



We are currently seeking applicants
for several volunteer positions,
If you are interested, please contact
Marguerite Jordan at 472-3644 Ext. 3
or visit our website www.crowclinic.org

Nai Teah snoeneda bo v tee e abue
negotiable with experience.
Call 395-2400.
SR 7/30V8/20

Commercial janitor in Fort Myers
w/ window cleaning above 5 stories.
1 year experience w/ cleaning, criminal
background. Call 352-250-8164.
*NR8/20 CC 8/20


Sanibel Resident. 20 Years pc
BEcpkeurence PtcTar uble~s corink rtuas
Detection & Removal. Free Initial
Consultation. Call Fred 472-3873
RS 3/12V 8/2o

Residential Cleaning to Satisfaction
Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471
Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047
SR 11/13 B TFN

Sanibel-Captiva Care and Companion Service,
LhCo Meall aomntmentps general trnptain ,
cleaning. Our services are customized to meet
our clients needs. Call 239-395-3591, or
for an emergercy/3call 29-472-0556.

While you are away by
retired architect, Sanibel resident.
Call 395-1649
SR 9/30 DTFN

Property Management & Care.
Home Watch Pool Service
Handyman Repairs
www, bbcondoopros com
SR 9/11 BTFN


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1663 Bunting Lane
Beautiful Corner Lot!
3BR/2BA, Lake View
Asking $479,000



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Pfeifer Realty Group
Sanibel Island, FL

San ibel Isla nd
Bargains-Free lists wlpics
Fixer Uppers
Free recorded Mlessage
1-800-667-5076 ID#1048
Distress Sales
and Bank Foreclosures
1-800-667-5076 ID#1042
Moran Team RE/MAX of the Islands


1613 Sand Castle Road
Dunes Golf Course Views
Beautiful Decking &r Porches
3BR/3BA, Vaulted Ceilings
Asking $449,000

Mobile: 910-3099
Office: 472-5187

khr in~goldCF orida- esur uite with
covered porches & sweet gardens.
Flexible terms. 472-4246.
SR 3/12 NTFN

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Awesome Aug ust Adoptions:
Kittens And Puppies, $25,
Adults Are Free
y name is
McQueen and I
Mam a one-year-old
tan male hound mix. I
came to Animal Services'
shelter as a stray dog a
month ago.
I'm not sure why they
call me McQueen. Maybe
it s because I'ma cool guy
like Steve McQueen. I'm
not looking for fame or
fortune though, just a good
loving home. I love people
a lot an i sheo s
when the volunteers
take me out to play. I ve
already learned to walk
on a leash since I ve been
here. There s lot s more I'd
like 1o pta eo you.
is waived during the
Awesome August
Adoption promotion.
Henlo, myname is
Snooki. I happen to be a McQueen ID# 479089
gorgeous three-month-old
female orange tabby with
white socks.
The main thing you
should know about me is
that I'm adorable and love
to be around people. I'm
also very entertaining to
watch when I play. If you
adopt me I promise to
be lots of fun and a great
My adoption fee has
lssen d, i s now nnlso
until the end of August.
For information about
McQueen, Snooki or any
Other pet, call 533-7387
(LEE-PETS) or log on to
Animal Services' website
at www.LeeLostPets.com.
Whn calig spl aue .ee
The website updates every
hour so you will be able to Sok D419
see if these or any other pets are still available.
The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner
Drive, Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriff s Office, off Six Mile
Cypress Parkway.
All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vac-
CinatiOns, rabies vaccination and county license if three months or
older, flea treatment, worming, heartworm test for dogs six months
and over, feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, training DVD, 10-day
health guarantee, and a bag of Science Diet pet food.
The adoption package is valued at $500.0

ISabella RaSI

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Of Your
Real Estate
Needs i *

3BR/3BA Dunes duplex. Great golf
course views. Beautiful wood floorS
Asking $429,000

Dteauulullylu linllblou
three-bedroom condo in
exclusive community.
Only $999,000
For Information
And Showings
Please Call

ISabella Rasi

(239) 246-4716
RS 11/27 NTFN

Two bed/two bath unfurnished ground
floor condo, close to Sanibel and
Fort Myers Beach, $89,500.
Call 851-3506

Straight Sale, not a short sale or
foreclosure. Close to both Sanibel and Fort
Myers Beach. New paint, New Carpet, New
Dishwasher, New microwave, Tile Lanal,
New Bathroom Vanities and much more.
Positive Cash Flow. Renter in Place.

Call Chris Potter at
to see this property.
SanCap One Source Realty

For a complete list visit our Website
www, re max-ofthe isla nds, com
Call Dustyn Corace, RE/MAX of the Islands
RS 10/9B TFN

Available immediately. Fantastic Opportunity.
3/1 by Traders
3/2 by Bowmans Beach
M Rice Realty, LLC
RS 8/6 M 8/27

Fully Furnished across from Beach.
Deb 770-7253
SR 7/30V8/20

Well maintained 2Bed-2Bath end unit
condo near Sanibel and Ft. Myers Beach.
Screened Ianal, sky light, carport,
remodeled pool for residents. $800/mo.
Available Sept. 1. Call Jim 330-289-4853
SR 8/13 V 8/20

$1,450 + Utilities.
Long term lease 3/2 + 2 possible b/rm
or den location behind Sanctuary
with access to Dinkins Bayou.
651-353-6674. www.sanibelcharm.com
*NR 8/20 CC 8/20

CUSTOM HOME, PRIVATE, river view, guest loft
WIth sun porch, pool, tennis, beach. No smoking or
pets. Available monthly beginning April. 405-210-
2341 or 405-307-8949

Davis & Heald. 2BR-2BA. AII Tile AII New Paint Plus
Lanai. Washer & Dryer Quiet & Secure. Four Unit
Building. Looking For Right Tennant Not Right $$.
Call 315-378-2233.
SR 6/11 M TFN

2 BR 2 BA 1st floor corner unit on canal. Free boat
dock. Fishing, lanal, pool, steps to beach. Interior
& furnishings new Jan 2006. Weekly/monthly/sea-
sonal. Call owner 419-566-8670.
SR 4/13 V TFN

Share house. Close to causeway, two
blocks from beach. Female only,
non-smoker. Single Mom with one female
child possible. $500/month. Available
September 1. 239-472-8464. Ask forKim.
RS 7/23 M TFN


2-Bed Cottage on Sanibel. Furnished,
gr leV6 On quiet street near Gulf beach
and causeway. Avail. Sept. thru Dec.
Living room, dinette, full kitchen, 2-bed,
bath. Screened/glassed in lanal. Carport,
washer/dryer. $900 mo. Inc. cable & all
utilities (except electricity). Call owner,
859-289-5401 or 859-749-7574.
*NS 8/20 CC 8/27


Popular west end where Sanibel/Captiva
meet. 1 BR-3+BR, single story, furnished,
full kitchens, 3 docks, direct access, heated
pools, pet friendly, beach across street.
Best spot on island. 239-848-0906

BRar to Sea is F RE E!
Captiva &( SanibelVacation Rentals
Rent directly from more than
300 property owners!
FREE for Renters to use!
FREE for Owners to use!

First floor condo, completely redone-
kitchen/bath/appliances/furniture -
November 2005. TVs/DVDs, internet, pool/
clubhouse. Just a few steps to beach.
Wee kly/M onthly/Seasonal
Call owners: 401-253-2511
SR 1/26 M TFN

Steps from the beach. 1 bdrm/1 1/2 bath,
AC/heat, full kitchen, laundry. '

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oceta lcato p13 Prinke Wa tFc c d
ity. Recently designer decorated. Suite B-1072.6
sq.ft. @$15 per sq.ft. Plus CAM.
Call 239-985-0033 or 940-7823.
SR 11/21 B TFN

Architecturally designed real estate office
on Periwinkle with 7-12 private offices
depending on configuration. Freshly
painted, new floor covering, reasonably
priced. Call 239-940-7823 for showing
SR 12/14 BTFN

Iona Schoolhouse Professional Center
Great Location at McGregor Blvd & Kelly Road.
685 sq feet & 1350 sq feet units available. Will
negotiate year lease! Call Lisa at 239-472-2792

800 Sq. ft. Doc Ford's Center New large white
tiles on floor New bathroom. Raised ceiling
and new windows. Motivated owner some
FREE RENT Call Nancy:l 1: ..I i.
SR 8/7 B TFN

Convenient location on Periwinkle Way, Island
Tower Plaza, Sanibel. 1st Floor availability with
700 sq. ft. of space. Leasehold improvements
negotiable. Call Joe at 516-972-2883 or toll free
at 800-592-0009. Fax is 212-371-2290
SR 10/12B TFN

Retail, Offie Take Out, Et .
Attractive Rates Offered!

*"Islander Center" on Sanibel
*Prime Periwinkle Frontage
*High Traffic Tenants
*Excellent Parking
*Immediate Occupancy
eoalroSActiveAOwa rs

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For sublease on Periwinkle Way, Sanibel.
Excellent exposure and convenient location,
flexible square footage available to suit your
needs. Call 239-472-2183 for more information.

$799 per month plus CAM and Utilities.
Allows for sign on Periwinkle.
Contact Phaidra 239-472-4411
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Eme rgen cy ......._ ....__ ..........91 1
Lee Co unty Sh eriff's Offi ce .........................477-1 200
Florida Marine Patrol............... .................326 6
Florida Highway Patrol. ..........._..._ ..............278-7 100
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
FtorMyers Bseaceha ambrearrof C mmerce. .....45470
Lakes Regional Library................. ..................5340
Lee County Chamber of Commerce. ............931 -0931
Post Office ............... ....... .............1-800-275-8777
Visitor & Convention Bureau.........................338-3500
Alliance for the Arts................. ..................9928
Arts For ACT Gallery & Studio......................337-5050
Art League Of Fort Myers.............................275-397
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall..........481 -4849
BIG ARTS.................... ............ ... ......3 5 90
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre...................278-4422
Cultural Park Theatre. .............. ............... 772-5862
Edison Festival of Light..................................33429
Florida Repertory Theatre at the Arcade............332-4488
Florida West Arts................. ...................948-4427
Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers..........472-0168
Gulf Coast Symphony. .........___...................489-1 800
Harmony Chorus, Charles Sutter, Pres............. .481-8059
Naples Philharmonic.............................29571111
The Schoolhouse Theater.............................472-6 2
S.W Florida Symphony................ ................418-0996
Theatre Conspiracy................ ...............9633
Young Artists Awards............... .................5492
Angel Flight. ............... ...............1 -877-4AN-ANG EL
Animal Refuge Center. ................................731 -3535
American Business Women Association.............357-6755
Audubon of SWFL.................. .................3984
Audubon Society.................... ...............42356
Caloosahatchee Folk Society.......................677-9509
Ca pe Coral Stamp Cl ub. .............. .............542-9 153
duPont Company Retirees ...........................454-1 083
Edison Porcelain Artists. .............. ..............41 5-2484
The Horticulture and Tea Society..................472-8334
Horticultural Society................ ..... .............426 0
Lee County Genealogical Society.................549-9625
Lee Trust for Historic Preservation .................939-7278
NAR F E(National Active & Retired Federal Empla/ees) ................... .........4 82-67 1 3
Navy Seabees Veterans of America............ .731-1901
Paradise lowa Clu b of SWF L.............._... ....667-1 354
Southwest Florida Fencing Academy............939-1 338
Southwest Florida Music Association. ..........561-2118
Kiwanis Clubs:
Fort Myers Beach.....................765-4254 or 454-8090
Fort Myers Edison................ ..................69-056
Fort Myers South............. ............_ ...691-1405
Gateway to the I sla nds ............... ..............4 15-3 100
lona-McG regor ......._ ........... ........ .......482-0869
Lions Clubs:
Fort Myers Beach................ .................439 8
Fort Myers High Noon................ .................46642
EsterolSouth Fort Myers...............................898-1921
Notre Dame Club of Lee County.................. 768-0417
POLO Club of Lee County.............................477-490
Rotary Club of Fort Myers. ................... .........332-8158
Sanibel-Captiva Orchid Society.....................472-6940
United Way of Lee County.................................43320
United Way 211 Helpline (24 hour).......211 or 433-3900
Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum....................395-2233
Burrough's Home.......................................3790
Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium............275-3435
Edison & Ford Winter Estates.......................334-3614
Fort Mye rs S kate Pa rk. ..............................32 1-7558
Imaginarium Hands-On Museum & Aquarium........321 -7420
JN "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge.........472-1 100
Koreshan State Historic Site.................239-992-031 1
Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center......... .765-8101
Skatium ......... ............ ... ........_ ........._ ....321-7510
Southwest Florida Museum of History.........321 -7430
If you would like your clublorganization listed in
The River Calling Card, phone 415-7732

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No Child Left Ashore Project

Having fun on the water

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Richard Finkel shows a sea creature to one
of the girls

submitted by Richard Finkel

tinued their No Child Left Ashore project by hosting youth participating in
the Immokalee Foundation's programs. The No Child Left Ashore project
aims through a community-based initiative to collect the necessary resources to get
Southwest Florida's youth out on the water.
This new initiative has stemmed from a concern that too many of our local youth
do not have the opportunity to experience the wonders of our marine environment
which has proved to be an invaluable resource.
The Immokalee Foundation, established in 1991, strives to help improve the future
of Immokalee's children by raising awareness and financial support from its neighbors
that will go towards initiatives of education, health care and career development.
Immokalee, a Florida town just 35 miles east of coastal Naples, is home to thou-
sands of working poor who provide not only agricultural produce for much of the
nation, but also the vitally needed service staffing for Collier and Lee counties.


On Friday August 6, 42 youth and staff of the Immokalee Foundation were treated
to a cruise aboard Captiva Cruises' motor catamaran The "Santiva for a hands-on
experiential program. Capt. Jorje Salazar and Educator Richard Finkel, led the group
from Punta Rassa to the Sanibel Lighthouse and to an island within Pine Island Sound
where they were able to get out and use seining nets to observe and identify some of
the amazing inhabitants within the shallow sea grass beds such as horseshoe crabs,
spider crabs, snails and a variety of shrimp as well as fish. For many, it was their first
opportunity to get out on the water and see for themselves the intrinsic beauty of the
back bay estuary along with the incredible abundance and diversity of marine life.
Businesses, schools, educators and individuals who would like to become involved
or would like more information in No Child Left Ashore are encouraged to contact
Richard Finkel at 472-5300.M

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Fire Chief William Elliott
Iona McGregor Fire District

The group of youngsters from the Immokalee Foundation

A Message from Your Fire Chief:

Did you realize the current property tax system, which funds your fire district, is based on the
assessed value of your entire property including your driveway and the land under your home?
Yet, the lona-McGregor Fire District primarily protects structures and people.
The assessed value of your home also is heavily influenced by its location. As a result,
those with similar homes often pay vastly different taxes for the same fire-readiness service.
The proposed Fire Readiness Assessment provides a more equitable way to fund fire protection
services. If approved by the voters Aug. 24
Each parcel would be assessed a flat annual fee no more than $140 for the 2010-11 budget,
although this amount could be further reduced during the budget process.
H The assessment would generate enough revenue to lower the current property tax millage rate
from 20% to 30% while allowing the district to provide the same level of service.
M All parcel owners would share equally in funding an equal portion of the fire readiness costs.
During the last three years, assessed property values in the district have dropped more than
33%/, cutting money for equipment, employees and operations. Further budget cuts could mean
fewer firefighters, longer response times and less effective service.
Call me at 239-433-0660 with questions, or visit www.IonaFire.com, for additional
information and a worksheet that shows how the assessment may impact what you pay.
The time to decide if fire protection services will be ready when you need them is now -
not when you dial 911.


The Fire
is the only

August 24.

To learn more,
come for a
Chat with
the Chief,
August 21,
10 a.m.,
at the fire
station at
6061 South
POInte Blvd.

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