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Paradise On Exhibit Opening And Reception For
Stage At Theatre Clive King At Rauschenberg Gallery
Conspiracy hr nill
by Di Saggau A exhibit
If you think Adam and Eve had a reception
Love at first sight kind of relationship, at the Bob
Think again. Searching For Eden: Rauschenberg
The Diaries of Adam and Eve by play- Gallery on I
wright James Still portrays the couple Saturday,
during two different time periods. It's August 27 from
an interesting juxtaposition. Theatre 6 to 8 p.m. r
Conspiracy's presentation, wonderfully featuring art-
directed by Jamie Carmichael, gives ist Clive King.
new insight into this famous tale. More ,.King will give a
than a hundred years after Mark Twain gallery talk at 7
wrote his own short stories about Adam .. --... p.m.
and Eve, Still has combined those sto- ., u= King has
ries with how he imagines they would been professor
be in present day. -.of fine art in
The first act deals with the battle .4\teDprmn
of the sexes, a Garden of Eden where .of Art and Art
Adam is enjoying life to the fullest, or History at Florida %
so he thinks, with peace and quiet. The International
appearance of Eve totally disrupts his life. University since i .
He wonders, who is she and why is she 1992. A native
here? Eve is obsessed with naming every-ofWlsU.
thing and is constantly uttering a litany of Jenny smith and Bill Taylor p~~le~U4King has had
words, something Adam just can't under- Eve is in the movie script business and over 20 one-
stand. Jenny Smith as Eve and Bill Taylor Adam is a marriage counselor. person exhibi- Work by Clive King
as Adam infuse a vulnerability into their They talk about their son Cain and the tions including
characters that is absolutely charming loss of their son Abel. the FIU Art Museum, Museum of Modern Art, Wales, Vanderbilt University, Nashville,
and humorous. There is warmth, wit and Smith has challenging dialogue, espe- Tennessee, University of Alabama and the Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art. He
laughter throughout the play. cially in the first act where she is invent- has contributed to over 100 group shows during his career.
The second act finds the couple deal- ing words for evengthing. She handles it King has been an artist in residence at the Kansas City Art Institute, Missouri, the
ing with middle age, chatting on their cell masterfully. Taylor, who is well known for University of Wisconsin and the University of Minnesota among others. His work
phones as they return to the garden for a his acting prowess, shines as the young is held in numerous private and public collections in Britain, the United States and
nostalgic anniversary getaway. A lot has naive Adam. Both actors deliver stalwart Europe.
changed in both their characters and the performances recreating the world's first The Bob Rauschenberg Gallery is located at Edison State College, Summerlin Road
garden. No longer vulnerable, they both love story. and College Parkway, Fort Myers. Hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4
have high power careers. continued on page 8 p.m., and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit www.BobRauschenbergGallery.com.M
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T-Rex skull on display at the new Dino Discovery exhibit
Getting blown away at the Hurricane Experience
F RE E
SBash And Re-Opening
Imaginarium Hands-On Museum & Aquarium is hav-
Saturday, August 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There
are special activities planned between 11 a.m. and 3
p.m. Children will be admitted free with each paid adult
admission. Museum members and children under three
are always free.
There will be special activities throughout the day,
including live animal demonstrations, hands-on fun shows,
face painting, make-and-take activities, and giveaways
from Cat Country Radio.
Joey Evans performs his comedy magic at 12:15 and
1:15 p.m. Hands-On Fun Shows will be performed at 11
a.m. and 2 p.m. and the feature 3-D movie, SOS Planet,
will be shown at 10:30 a.m., noon, 1, 3 and 4 p.m.
Explore 60 interactive exhibits, get blown away in the
Hurricane Experience, forecast the weather for W-IMG
TV, have a ball exploring the Science of Motion.
continued on page 7
courtesy of the Southwest Florida Historical Society
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Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now
The Fort Myers Country Club
by Gerri Reaves
The terms "golf" and "country club" might be synonymous
.v %, with Southwest Florida today. But motorists, bicyclists,
Sand joggers cruising by the Fort Myers Country Club on
McGregor Boulevard might be surprised to learn just how dif-
5 2 ficult it was to establish the first golf course and country club in
S the area an effort that began more than a century ago.
The very earliest country club initiative in Fort Myers was in
1897, when Ambrose M. McGregor donated a riverfront acre of
Island in east Fort Myers. That club failed miserably, never really
Then in 1906, Mrs. "Tootie" MO McGregor Terry, Ambrose
McGregor's widow, donated 40 acres in East Fort Myers to orga-
nize the Fort Myers Yacht and Country Club.
Memberships cost $100 each, and by 1907 supporters had raised sufficient funds
to begin work on a clubhouse and golf course. The grand opening took place on
February 21, 1908, and a special train transported members and guests to the site.
The opening flopped, a sign of things to come. For a variety of reasons, includ-
ing inaccessibility and waning interest, the golf course was never completed. (In one
respect, however, the venture was successful: Dr. MO Terry later gave the land to the
county and it evolved into Terry Park.)
The Fort Myers Country Club on McGregor Boulevard in 1992. In the foreground is the
Tootie McGregor Memorial Fountain. courtesy of the Southwest Florida Historical Society
These inauspicious first efforts merely
set the stage for the birth of the Fort Myers
Country Club at the present site a mile south
of downtown on McGregor Boulevard.
During the Florida boom of the 19-teens,
citizens organized to establish a tourist-attract-
ing country club and golf course. A member-
ship drive ensued, land was purchased, and a
clubhouse was built.
Famed golf-course designer Donald Ross
was engaged to design the course, and it
opened in 1917.
When the boom ended, the club fell on
hard times; however, in August 1927, the
City of Fort Myers acquired the financially
troubled club to ensure its continued exis-
tence. After all, area boosters reasoned, how
could a city aspire to resort status without a
This 1929 photo gives a glimpse of the
rather rustic ambience of the country club
in its early years. Lois Alexander (later Lois
Cogdon) sits astride horse Don Pedro at the
unpaved entrance leading to the original one-
Today, that same drive is paved and leads
"uphill" to the modern Edison Restaurant.
None of the original buildings at the club
remain now. Instead, there are the impres-
sive facility constructed on the same site
during a renovation project in 1991 and a
6,000-square-foot maintenance complex built
in July 1992.
continued on page 3
Lois Alexander on horse Don Pedro at the entrance to the Fort Myers Country Club in 1929. The shell path leads to the first clubhouse,
which was demolished for the construction of a new clubhouse in the early 1990s.
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Views of the club house from the golf course photos by Michael Heider
While there, ask about volunteer opportunities and be sure to see the exhibit by
renowned photographer Clyde Butcher.
For information, call 321-7430 or go to swflmuseumofhistoly.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
Sources: The Story of Fort Myers by Karl H. Grismer and the Southwest Florida
Historical Society archives.M
Today, the entrance drive that Don Pedro once trod leads to the Edison Restaurant at the
historic country club photo by Gerri Reaves
The famous Tootie McGregor Fountain, relocated from downtown's Five Points
intersection in 1985, greets visitors, golfers, and diners, and sets the "historic" tone
so appropriate to the Edison Restaurant and to the golf course that will soon be a
Take a trip down McGregor Boulevard to the historic country club that has endured.
Then visit the Southwest Florida Museum of History at 2031 Jackson Street to learn
more about the area's golf history.
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OnSaturday, September 11, the
Veterans Club of America #1 is
Hosting a party and cook-out on
Fort Myers Beach. There will be live
music, hamburgers, ribs, hotdogs and
drinks between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
The party is open to the public.
The Veterans Club beach party is
at 2440 Estero Boulevard, Fort Myers
Beach. For more information, call 466-
The Southwest Florida Museum
o f History seasonal hours started
SAugust 24. The museum is now
open from 10 a.m. to 5p.m. Tuesday
through Saturday and closed Sunday and
Clyde Butcher's striking new exhibit
featuring 26 portraits titled Big Cypress
Swamp and the Western Everglades is on
view through October 2. A bilingual audio
tour and parking are offered at no extra
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Children on the mock assembly line building a Ford Model T
Children will learn the history of sound from the first recorded sound "machine,"
Edison's phonograph, to the MP3 player.
*The Ford Assembly Line
Children will participate in building a Ford Model T working on a mock assembly
line and learn first-hand about the engine parts of an early Ford car.
Children will make synthetic rubber as well as learn about the Edison Botanic
Research Lab where Edison explored and discovered a source of natural rubber which
could be grown in Southwest Florida.
Children will receive quiz sheets to complete and receive a prize. The tour will
be on a first come, first served basis and includes admission to the lab and museum.
Estates members are admitted free, non-members $12, children ages 6-12 $5, and
children fiveand under free. Tickets will be available at an additional cost to upgrade to
a complete Home and Gardens Estates Tour.
Groups may call to register for specialty scheduled tours and programs by calling
334-7419 or visit the web site at www.efwefla.org.4
Young Artists Awards Winner To
Perform At September Art Wallk
Children on the Estates Young Inventors Tour watch a light bulb demonstration
year-round program, Edison & Ford Young Inventors Tour.
The new tour will be offered at 1 p.m. every Saturday and will focus on
hands-on discovery of four primary inventions of Thomas Edison and Henly Ford.
Children and their families will learn how the inventions work and have the opportu-
nity to operate the historic education artifacts. The inventions and hands-on explora-
tion will include:
*The Incandescent Light Bulb
The family tour begins in the estates museum and explores the progression of the
light bulb from thread to bamboo as well as Edison's scientific process.
24 Hour Service Service to the Airport
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New Young Inventors Tour At Estates
2008 Young Artists Awards competi-
tions, will perform at the Arts for ACT
Gallery in downtown Fort Myers on Friday,
September 3 as part of the monthly Art Walk.
The Young Artists Awards, now in its eighth
year, is a not for profit performing arts educa-
tion, performance, audition and scholarship pro-
gram for area students ages eight to 21 which
provides professional feedback, exposure, and
performance opportunities for talented young
people in the community.
Halie, 14, is a talented vocalist and actress
who is a freshman at Cypress Lake Center for
the Arts. She will perform at the gallery, which
is located at 2265 First Street, from 7-8:30
p.m. The public is invited to attend.
The Young Artists Awards program is a
monthly partner with Fort Myers Art Walk.
More information about the organization can be
Found at www.youngartistsawards.org.4
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You'll be shocked at the sight of the elec-
Lester, the iguana, is ready to party
Experience the SEA-to-SEE Touch Tanks,
and discover Fisheye Lagoon.
Dig up fossils and come face-to-face
with a T-rex in the new Dino Discovery
exhibit area, then experiment with
Newton's Laws of Motion in the new
Build Your Own Coaster exhibit, and hop
on the crane to get to work with simple
machines in the new Make it Move
AII KindS OT creaTures are aVaiIODIO TO SO9 and TOUCn
exhibit. Wise up on storm safety at the
new Storm Smart Hurricane House and
sneak a peek at plans for the new W-IMG
TV studio makeover. Even the young-
est visitors are in for a treat in the newly
expanded Tiny Town early childhood
For more information call 321-7420
or visit www.imaginariumfortmyers.com.
The museum is located at 2000
Cranford Avenue at Dr. MLK, Jr.
Boulevard in downtown Fort Myers.#
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Anneagiley aond Mrollyadn thhoEdissoin State
Sheddrick Brown, Jr., Mount Herman
Ministries, Cypress Lake High School;
Anna Lavender, Bishop Verot High
School Key Club; and Julia Norris,
Mariner High School; High Tech
Center Scholarship: Mairim Aguayo
and Vanessa Baker, High Tech Central;
Miriah Hickmott, Academy at Charlotte
Technical Center; Nathan Kersten,
Dunbar High School Academy for
Technology; and Amber Monee Lee and
Abby Peterson, Lifeline Family Center,
High Tech North; James D. Newton
Student Chair in Leadership Scholarship:
Ron Temple, Edison State College;
Eleanor F. Newton Student Chair
Scholarship: Charles Bunting, Edison
Special Recognition Scholarships
were awarded to: Anayareli Abarca,
Eusyher (Elsie) Mendoza, Maria
Bsasate Mrieuae m oad gnhd
Icoidoa Cle e;B DvddrCa rolI e aemy
at Charlotte Technical Center; Jeret
Foshee, Evangelical Christian School;
Brianna Gunderson, Fort Myers High
School; Kaitlyn Kristine Herman, Barry
University; Anabel Jacobo, Moore Haven
High School; Nathan Lee Kersten,
Dunbar High School; Jennifer Macaluso,
Lemon Bay High School; Shea-Nicole
McCraney, Lifeline Family Center, Edison
SM mojIal ealt 1 tam Flda Gulf
Coast University; Bryanna Lynn Mitchell'
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integral part of the foundation.
Un ikdeatanyo cherrtsetholar hpdsiitdheas
who might not qualify for traditional
scholarships. They are designed to help
those who have obstacles in their paths,
but demonstrate the drive and determi-
nation to overcome them. Awards, total-
ing more than $16,000 were granted
according to need and were presented
at the annual Uncommon Evening.
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A country club setting in the heart of Fort Myers at The Edison Restaurant & Bar
Experience a beautiful country club setting that is open to the public at The
Edison Restaurant & Bar. Play a round of golf at Fort Myers Country Club,
public golf course, then stop in for a bite to eat and/or a cold drink.
The Edison is a fixture in Fort Myers' dining and nightlife. Located on historic
McGregor Boulevard, just one mile south of the world famous Edison & Ford Winter
Estates, it is a tribute to one of the city's most favored past residents.
The Edison presents itself with old Florida architecture, natural finishes, and sooth-
ing earth tones, complemented by its spacious outdoor porch overlooking the Fort
Myers Country Club.
Complete with a wide selection of beers, wines and cocktails, The Edison is the
perfect place to sit back and relax. The Chandelier Bar is a sport fan's dream with
numerous large plasma televisions. Listen to live entertainment with acoustic rock on
Wednesday, blues on Thursday and a live DJ on Fridays.
The Edison Restaurant & Bar is located at 3583 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers.
Call 936-9348 or go to www.edisonfl.com to view the menus and calendar of events.
The best steakhouses in the country know that the key to the juciest, most tender
steaks is dry aging. The Sandy Butler Gourmet Market now offers in-house dry
a ed beef
Dry aging occurs while the beef is in a refrigerated cooler, at a specific temperature
and humidity, for 10 to 27 days. When beef is dry aged, moisture evaporates from
the meat creating a greater concentration of beef flavor and taste. Secondly, the beef's
natural enzymes break down the muscle, tenderizing it. Most of the tenderizing activity
occurs in the the first 10 to 14 days. Some high-quality restaurants, like The Sandy
Butler, age their meat for 27 days or more. Increased aging adds to the shrinkage and
trim loss due to the drying.
The Sandy Butler Restaurant and Gourmet Market is located at 17650 San Carlos
Boulevard, Fort Myers. The market is open seven days per week from 10 a.m. to 8
p.m. The restaurant is open seven days per week from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Call
482-6765 or go to www.sandybutler.com.
Chinese &1 Japanese Cuisine
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MonThurs 1lam 10pm
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Along the River
Nellie's Crazy Waterfront Eatery in Fort Myers Beach serves great food includ-
ing lunch, Sunday brunch, dinner and snacks in between. Sit inside the air-conditioned
comfort of Nellie's dining room, or outside on its expansive patio. Stroll upstairs to
Ugly's Waterside Bar and listen to live music and happy hour all day, every day.
On Friday, August 27, jam to the beats of No Way Jos& from 6 to 10 p.m. and
Mark Kobie from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.; Saturday, it's Vytas Vibe from 6 to 10 p.m. and
The Oysters from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.; Sunday, No Way Jos& from 1 to 5 p.m. fol-
lowed by Hightide from 6 to 10 p.m.; Monday, Left of Center from 6 to 10 p.m.;
Tuesday, the Yard Dogs from 6 to 10 p.m.; Wednesday, Hightide from 6 to 10 p.m.;
and Thursday, The Oysters from 6 to 10 p.m.
On Friday, September 3, stop by Nellie's and Ugly's between 6 and 10 p.m. for
the reunion of local favorites The Juice. The popular blues and R&B band disbanded
after the death of founding member and architect Bruce Gora in 2008. Dr. Larry
Hobbs, the medical director at Southwest Florida Regional Medical Center, is still a
Parking for patrons of Nellie s and Ugly's is free, whether you arrive by car or boat.
Dock your yacht with the dock attendant's assistance at Nellie's Snug Harbour Marina.
The GPS coordinates are 26 2T'23.41" N 81 57'15.18" W.
The Sandy Butler now offers in-house dry aged beef, which is the secret to the juciest,
most tender steaks
Nervous Nellie's Crazy Waterfront Eatery is located at 1131 First Street, Fort Myers
Beach in the historic Baywalk district. Take-out is also available by calling 463-8077.
After a night of fun on Fort Myers Beach, call Errol s Taxi for a safe ride home.
The company provides local taxicab transportation in Fort Myers Beach and a full
range of taxi services. Errol s professional drivers are available 24 hours per day.
If you going out-of-town or expecting visitors, arrange for hassle-free service to and
from airports in Fort Myers, Fort Lauderdale and Miami. All cars are non-smoking and
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Fancy Flamingo Antiques in his-
toric downtown Fort Myers is the place
to find something special to accent your SH L I I
home. Owner Jesse Williams has filled her Lw
3,900-square-foot shop with an eclectic Jimmwar thmanan
collection of quality antiques, heirlooms,
vintage clothes and consignments. The
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Paradise On Stage
Searching For Eden: The Diaries of Adam and Eve plays through September 4 at
Theatre Conspiracy, located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, in the Foulds
Theatre, Alliance for the Arts.
For tickets call 936-3239.M
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Captain Gene Becker welcoming guests aboard the Fort Myers Princess
Seminar Series On
The Story Of India
The public is invited to attend a
of India presented by Professor
Adrian Kerr and sponsored by The
Academy at Shell Point. The series will
take place on Tuesdays, September 7,
14, 21 and 28, 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the
Grand Cypress Room located in The
Woodlands neighborhood in Shell Point
The series will offer an historical
perspective of India from the origins of
its native people, to the re-taking of its
position on the world stage. India is the
second largest country by population,
and is the leading country in the technical
service industry. Tickets for each seminar
are $10, for a total cost of $40 for the
entire series. If you would like to sign up
for the seminars, or for more informa-
tion, call 454-2054 as seating is limited.
"India's history, religious, and cultural
impact are much more widespread than
many people realize," said Teri Kollath,
manager of Academy and Volunteer
Services. "It is an honor to have Adrian
Kerr back at Shell Point again discussing
this country's history and its impact on
Kerr is regularly invited to give talks
on various topics internationally, and has
participated in TV and radio programs
relating to topics in which he is consid-
ered an expert. This series is for those
interested in the history of India with each
lecture focusing on a different stage of
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located in Fort Myers just off Summerlin
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The Fort Myers Princess departs from Nervous Nellie's Snug Harbor Marina
set party cruise aboard the 75-foot Fort Myers Princess. The boat departed
from Nervous Nellie's Snug Harbor Marina for a two-hour cruise in the Gulf of
Crew members provided the group with hors d'oeuvres, cold beverages and island
music as members socialized and networked.
For more information about tours aboard the Fort Myers Princess, call 765-8500
or go to www. fortmyersprincess.com.
The Fort Myers Beach Chamber is located at 17200 San Carlos Boulevard, Fort
Myers Beach. For more information, call 454-7500 or go to www.fortmyersbeach.
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ALL FAITHS UNITARIAN CONGREGATION
275 oMcGreugor ouh eva FoFrt ster
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Minister: the Reverend Dr. Wayne Robinson
Suhr ay service 1 a.m.
Adult Ed. Worksho s: 10 a.m.
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Divine Liturgy Sunday 10am
Fellowship Programs, Greek School,
2Suday1-Sc~h90ol, Community Night
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15675 McGre or Boulevard. 437-3171
Rabbi: Judah Hungerman
Friday Service, 8 p.m.
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CHURCH OF GOD.
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~bleEStuRy 7 .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.
CHRIST THE KING
1188 Lake McGregor Drive, Fort Myers,
432-1724. Reverend N. Everett Keith II;
An Old Catholic Community; Liturgy
in English; Sunday Mass at 9:30 a.m.
COVENANT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH:
2439 McGregor Boulevard, 334-8937
Rev. Dan Hagmaier, pastor
Traditional Sunday service 10 a.m.
CYPRESS LAKE BAPTIST CHURCH:
8400 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers,
Danny Harvey, pastor
Sunday Services: Bible study, 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship, 11 a.m.
Evening Worship, 7 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting, 7 p.m.
8260 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 481-
3233; Clint Cottrell, pastor
Traditional, 8 and 11 a.m.;
Contemporary, 9:30 a.m.
Children's Church K4J (Kids for Jesus)
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH:
8570 Cypress Lake Drive,
Fort Myers, 482-1250
Sunday Traditional Service: 8 and
11 a.m., Praise Service: 9:30 a.m.
Sunday School: All times
FAITH FELLOWSHIP WORLD
6111 South Pointe Boulevard, Fort Myers,
278-3638. Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m.;
"Volce of Faith," WCRN 13.50 AM Radlo,
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.
FAITH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH:
15690 McGregor Boulevard
Fort Myers, 482-2030
Pastor: David Stauffer.
Traditional services 9:00 a.m.
Contemporary, 10:30 a.m.
Go south on McGregor Boulevard. The
church is 1/2 mile past the intersection of
Gladiolus and San Carlos Boulevard on the
way to Sanibel.
FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST:
2390 West First Street, next door to Edison
Sunday Morning Service and Sunday
School, 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Evening Testimony Meeting
Child care provided at all services.
Visit our Reading Room for quiet study at:
2281 W First Street, River District
www.spirituality~com and www.christian-
FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE:
13545 American Colony Boulevard (off
Daniels Parkway in the Colony), Fort
Pastor: Rev. Joey Brummett
Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.; Morning
Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening, 6
p.m.; Wednesday Family Night, 7 p.m.
FORT MYERS CHRISTIAN CHURCH
(DISCIPLES OF CHRIST) A STEPHEN
5916 Winkler Road, Fort Myers,
437-4330. Rev. Mark Condrey, Pastor
Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m.
Church School: 9:15 a.m.
FORT MYERS CONGREGATIONAL
UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST:
8210 College Parkway, Fort Myers,
482-3133. Philip White, pastor
Morning Worship: 10 a.m.
Church School: 10:15 a.m.
HOLY THEOTOKOS MONASTERY:
111 Evergreen Road, North Fort Myers
Eastern Orthodox men's monastery
Liturgical services conducted in the
English, Greek and Church Slavonic lan-
guages, following the Julian (Old) Calendar.
Liturgical Services: Sundays and Holy
Days: The Third and Sixth Hours at 8:30
a.m.; Divine Liturgy at 9 a.m.
9650 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers,
The Rev. Dr. John S. Adler, pastor
Saturday 5 p.m., Eucharist with Healing
Sunday 8 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite One
9:30 a.m., Family Eucharist with Healing
and Church School
Tuesday 9:30 a.m., Morning Prayer (in
Spanish); Wednesday 9:30 a.m., Eucharist
Child care available at Saturday 5 p.m. and
Sunday 9:30 a.m. services.
JESUS THE WORKER
881 Nuna Avenue, Fort Myers, 481-1143
Masses Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.
Sunday, 8 and 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
KINGDOM LIFE CHURCH:
2154 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers,
Pastor Randy and Anita Thurman
Sunday Service, 10:30 a.m.
All are welcome.
LAMB OF GOD LUTHERANIEPISCOPAL
Corner Cypress View Drive and Koreshan
Boulevard, Three Oaks area, Fort Myers
Walter Fohs, pastor; Becky Robbins-
Penniman, associate pastor
Sunday worship services:
Early Grace Traditional, 8 a.m.
Awesome Grace Contemporary, 9 a.m.
Classic Grace Traditional, 10:30 a.m.
Sunday School God's Group, 8:45 and
MESSIAH REFORMED CHURCH
Worship Gathering Sunday 10 a.m.
Pastor Alan Bondar
Fort Myers Villas Civic Association Bldg.
2306 Sunrise Blvd. Fort Myers, 33907
Bible Study Wednesday 6:30 p.m.
Fellowship Lunch Sunday noon
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NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
OF FORT MYERS
16120 San Carlos Boulevard, Unit 10B
Tom Richards, Pastor
Sunday School for all ages 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship 11 a.m.
Sunday Evening 6 p.m.
Wednesday Evening Bible Study 7 p.m.
Special Monday Community Group service
at 7 p.m. for those who can not attend
NEW HOPE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
3825 McGregor Boulevard. Fort Myers
Pastors: Bill Stephens, Stu Austin and
Howard Biddulph, Associate Pastor
Traditional Worship at 8:00 and 9:30 am,
Contemporary Worship at 11:00am
Sunday School at 8:00, 9:30 and 11:00am
Youth and Children's programming runs
concurrent to Sunday services.
Nursery care provided at all services
For more information visit: www.newhope-
PEACE COMMUNITY CHURCH:
(Meets at Ft. Myers Beach Masonic Lodge)
17625 Pine Ridge Road, Fort Myers Beach
Pastors: Bruce Merton, Gail and RC
Traditional Worship 9:45 a.m.
Contemporary Worship 11:15 a.m.
Phone: 267-7400 Fax: 267-7407
Web site: peacecommunitychurch.com
PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH:
15840 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers
Walter Still, Senior Pastor
Sunday Worship: 8 and 9:30 a.m.
3/4 mile south from the intersection of
McGregor, San Carlos and Gladiolus.
A congregation of the ELCA.
REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH
3950 Winkler Extension, Fort Myers
Daily early learning center/day care
Sunday Services, 8:15 and 10:15 a.m.
Meditation classes. All are welcome.
Guided meditations offering many meth-
ods for relaxing the body and focusing
the mind on virtuous objects to bring
increasing peace and happiness into
daily activity. For information, class times
and locations call 567-9739 or visit www.
SOUTHWEST BAPTIST CHURCH:
16940 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers,
Robert G. Kasten, Pastor
Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m.
9:45 a.m. Sunday School for all ages
Junior Church grades one to five
Wee Church Pre-K to K
Evening Service 6 p.m.
Wednesday Service 6 p.m.
12171 lona Road, Fort Myers, off
McGregor and north of Gladiolus.
Father Joseph Clifford.
Monday through Saturday 8 a.m.
Weekend masses: Saturday 3 and 5 p.m.;
Sunday: 7, 9,11, and 5:30 p.m.
Reconciliation is available at the church on
Saturday at noon and by appointment
SAINT JOHN THE APOSTLE
METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCH
3049 Mcgregor Boulevard, Fort Myers,
Pastor Rev. Steve Filizzi
An Affirming & Inclusive Congregation
Sunday Services, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Mid-Week Service, Wednesday 6:30 p.m.
ST. MICHAEL LUTHERAN
CHURCH & SCHOOL (LCMS)
3595 Broadway, Fort Myers
Wednesday Fellowship: 5:30 p.m.
Dinner $5, 6:15 p.m. bible studies
Worship: Saturday, 5:30 p.m.,
Sunday 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.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.
TEMPLE BETHEL SYNAGOGUE:
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,
Religious Education Classes, Midweek,
Grades 2-7, Wednesday, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Preschool Classes, Monday through Friday
Confirmation Classes, Wednesday,
Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. to noon
TEMPLE JUDEA (CONSERVATIVE):
14486 A & W Bulb Road,
Fort Myers, 433-0201.
Rabbi: Benjamin S. Sendrow,
Cantor: 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
The New Church of SWFL is located at
10811 Sunset Plaza Circle, by Summerlin
and Pine Ridge Roads, behind Zoomers
and the ponds.
Spiritual Recovery, Wednesdays 10 a.m.
Healing Service, Wednesdays 11 a.m. and
Friday 6:30 p.m.
Sunday Worship Services, 11 a.m.
Call for information 481-5535.
THOMAS A. EDISON
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.
CHURCH FORT MYERS:
13411 Shire Lane (off Daniels Parkway one
mile west of 1-75)
Minister: The Rev. Allison Farnum
Sunday services and religious education at
For information on all church events call
56 1-2700 or visit www. uucf m.org.
continued on page 11
THE RIVER AUGUST 27, 2010 11
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Day Of Prayer For Peace
Service of prayer for peace in our world will be held Tuesday, September 21
at 7 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church, Fort Myers.
In 2007 the church began holding a service on September 21, the UN Day
of Peace, a day on which armed conflict is meant to be stilled, a day for combatants to
observe cease-fires, a day on which all people are invited to commit or reaffirm their
commitment to non-violence and the peaceful resolution of disputes.
The World Council of Churches has linked an International Day of Prayer for Peace
with the UN date. There is a growing movement to organize vigils and programs
for peace. The World Council of Churches has asked that the peace observances on
September 21 focus on the longing for peace in Africa.
The speaker for the service on September 21 will be Bob Hargrave, coordinator,
Agricultural Consulting Semvices at ECHO. During 1985 and 2003 he served in Kenya
doing agriculture and community development ministry. Hargrave will focus on the
country of Sudan in Africa since he has a daughter and son-in-law serving there until
December. He will also share stories of two colleagues through the ECHO network
who have been working for peace and reconciliation in that country. Hargrave is a
native of Florida and earned a bachelor s and master's degree from the University of
Florida. His wife Ellen is a Missionary Kid education specialist.
Peace Lutheran Church is located at 15840 McGregor Boulevard. For more infor-
mation call 437-2599 or log on to www.peaceftmyers.com.M
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UNITY OF BONITA SPRINGS:
Family Service 10 to 11 a.m.Healing Circle
11 a.m. Hospitality and Fellowship, 11 a.m.
Inspiring lesson, uplifting and dynamic
music, meditation in a loving environment.
Service held at 28285 Imperial Street,
Bo ita Sprins RCall 947-3100.
90O6ESLg~o CR rN, CorU Hyrs, across
rmtoHealtth rk Hospitl I,4u8dhtlock
Sunday Service: 9:30 a.m., Contemporary;
Worship and Adult Classes
11 a.m., Blended Worship
WORD OF LIFE CHURCH:
2120 Collier Ave, Fort Myers, 274-8881;
Services: Sunday 10 a.m.; Wednesday
7 p.m.Bishop Gaspar and Michele Anastasi
ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH:
7401 Winkler Road, Fort Myers,
481-4040, Pastor, Steve Hess '
Sunday Services: 8 a.m. traditional.
9:30 a.m. contemporary; 11 a.m. blendings.
Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.
New Senior Pastor
Christian School in Rochester, New York,
wh e he wasohedma t softhRrochestaer
Pre-K through 8th-grade classes began
on August 25.
Westminster Presbyerian Church and
the Summit Christian School are located
at 9065 Ligon Court, Fort Myers.M
Church Job Fair
Grows To 27 Firms
he number of firms seeking
Methodist Church s job fair con-
tinues to grow, with 27 now on board.
The date is September 4, from 10 a.m.
to 2 p.m.
Titled Hands Full of Hope, the fair is
offering positions ranging from entry level
to professional, full-time and part-time.
Everyone is invited to attend. There is no
admission charge. And there s free park-
The church is at 8088 Lords Way on
Tamiami Trail (Route 41) and Broadway
Avenue, just north of Corkscrew Road.
Participating companies: Alliance
Financial Group, AmStateAdvantage
Realty, Avon, BeasleyBroadcasting,
Borders, Career Center of Southwest
Florida, Chick-fil-A, Costco, Cracker
Barrel, FloridaHighway Patrol, Hair
Cuttely, Home Instead Senior Care, J.C.
Penney, LeeCounty Elections Center,
Lt Natia I ard Pri dica Sears
Edison Mall, Securitas, Source Interlink,
State Farm, Tee Off Temps, Inc., TLT
Residential Cleaning, and Visiting Home
Fair attendees will have an opportunity
to register for free resume writing classes
to be given in the near future. There will
also be an onsite team from the Edison
State College School of Nursing conduct-
ing free blood pressure tests. And the
Elections Office of Lee County will be on
hand to provide onsite voter registration
For more information about the fair,
call the church at 992-5516, or go to
Sat Rbrhas joined
as its new senior
far aHe n d hism
where he served
Church as associate
pastor since 2005.
Brunson s first
sermon series is
We Are One.
has announced the
arrival of its new
head of school, John
DeMaster. He and
his wife Ruth Ann
came from summit
Send Us Your Fish Tales
The River Weekly would like to hear from anglers about their catches.
Send us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of
catch, species and weight, and include photographs with identification.
Drop them at the River Weekly, 16450 San Carlos Boulevard, Suite 2, Fort
Myers, Flordia 33908, or email to RiverWeeklyNews@aol.com.
SR EN AL
Fishing Cabbage Key
Some of the entrants in the tournament
12 THE RIVER AUGUST 27, 2010
Of Big Red fish
,. very year
redfish begin to
school up in Pine
before they head
offshore to con-
tinue their adult
lives. Although mid-September through
October is usually the best time for this
seasonal fishery, it is already kicking off.
I have had several reports this week of
schools of a hundred or more redfish
located on flats at the northern end of
the sound along with big numbers of
reds on docks at the passes.
Keep your eyes open while on the
water as these big reds can be located
just about anywhere at anytime. Oyster
bars, sandbars, flats, docks and the passes
are all places that can hold these huge
schools of hungry redfish. The deep hole
off the Sanibel Pier will get crazy too with
these over-the-slot reds in the next month
Shallow water sightfishing for these
roaming schools of big reds is some of
my favorite fishing of the year. Though
sometimes hard to locate, once found
these schools will eat just about anything
pitched to them from cut bait and live bait
to topwater plugs. Their large numbers
seem to make them competitive when
a bait is presented in front of them with
often a dozen or more fish charging the
Shoals and oyster bars can often hold
these schools of reds for weeks. They
generally show up at the same stage of
the tide. Watching a big school of hun-
dreds of redfish working around an oyster
bar or out on a flat is possibly one of the
coolest things you will ever see.
Calm conditions make locating these
schools a little easier. Often a big shake,
push or simply nervous water will be
the only clue that gives up their loca-
tion. Schools can be spotted from a
hundred yards or more away when the
conditions are right. Getting up close
enough to catch redfish can be another
as it often takes. -
s~te lth and~n
of eyes makes
very spooky and
wary of fisher-
man and boats.
flats located from
the middle to
of the sound
seem to be.
about the most Lj~
to sight-fish for
these reds. This
water stays nice
and clear and is
shallow enough Big reds like this are sch
to see the fish Harbor
on almost any stage of the tide. There
are plenty of small mangrove islands too
which block the wind, giving you calm
conditions while fishing the lee sides. I do
lots of redfish fishing up close and around
these same islands on high tides most of
the year but now these schools are out in
widte prb rast uth of Useppa, the
many oyster bars around Bokeelia and
the flats at Foster s Point on North
Captiva were a few of the more produc-
tive places I got on these redfish schools
the past few years. The Burnt Store bar
cooling in Pine Island Sound and Charlotte
and the Jug Creek shoals are also places
that these fish show up on in huge num-
bers. I like to scout out the schools while
moving fast on the trolling motor until I
spot them and then switch over to the
push pole to approach them quietly.
If you have never sight-fished for red-
fish this is the time.
i1Cap0. MatthMitcshell moo d to Sani~bel
more than 25 years. He now! lives in St.
James City and has woorked as a back
country fishing guide for more than 10
years. If you have comments or ques-
tions email captmattmitchell~aol. com.M
More than $30,000 was raised July
31 at the eighth annual David
Lee Root, Jr. Memorial Fishing
Tournament, more than double the
amount raised the previous year.
Proceeds from the catch-photo-and-
release fishing tournament will benefit the
Trauma Center at Lee Memorial Hospital
in Fort Myers. The Root Family lost their
son, David, to an automobile accident. But
thanks to the trauma unit their son Dustin
waosst:srs of the event included Golden
Hour sponsor Sam Galloway Auto, as
well as Trauma sponsors Home-Tech,
Private Client Services, Inc and Gulf Coast
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and the people of America, as well as our planet," we can do nothing less than fight
to get it back.
For more information, go to www.purre.org. The complete terms of the deal and
all the documents are available at www.sfwmd.gov/riverofgrass.M
The 2008 proposed deal of U.S. park and preserve land possibilities
courtesy The New York Times 2008
THE RIVER AUGUST 27, 2010 13
Wilio hopn you
not going to sit
by and pretend
that a mere
if indeed this
deal closes in
will continue to
fight for South
Florida, for the
west coast estu-
aries, and join
with our east
in their quest
to save their
well. If our lead-
ers have seen
fit to take back
what our gov-
ernor in 2008
called "the great-
est gift to the
people of Florida
Land toc mmebe~a acquart~r
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scaled back after numerous revisions, a plan was approved to pur-
chase these 26,790 acres of land
courtesy of Southwest Florida Water
Management District and The New York Times
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Dream Of Restored Everglades,
Safety For Estuaries, Will Have To Wait
submitted by Michael Valiquette,
Chairman of PURRE Water coalition Foundation, Inc.
When Florida Gov. Crist announced two years ago the extraordinary pur-
chase by the state of 187,000 acres of U.S. Sugar land to restore the
Everglades and the natural flow of water south, he called it "the holy grail
of restoration. Today that holy grail has turned into no more than a shot glass after
the South Florida Management District on August 12 approved a dramatically small-
er land purchase with few benefits, if any, and none at all for the Caloosahatchee
and its estuary.
The governor called it "miraculous" and "as monumental as the creation of the
nation s first national park, Yellowstone.
The state was going to purchase the land shown in red from U.S. Sugar Corp. It is
easy to see how a flow way could be created, as well as the possibilities for the prom-
ised million acre-feet of water storage.
Crist said, "I can envision no better gift to the Everglades, the people of Florida and
the people of America, as well as our planet, than to place in public ownership this
missing link that represents the key to true restoration.
The state took back that gift last week, and the people of Florida and the people of
America are going to have to fight hard to get it back.
In the land purchase that was approved last week, the two pieces that are dark
blue on the map are far apart from one another and one is not even south of Lake
Okeechobee. They are all that is left of the once "miraculous" deal.
Gov. Crist isn t calling it the "holy grail" any more; instead he's quoting Lao Tzu:
"The longest journey begins with a single step," said the governor.
Members of the South Florida Water Management District governing board said,
"It's a very strong signal that we're heading in the right direction" (Shannon Estenoz)
and, "This is what we can afford to bite off" (Eric Buermann, chair).
As our members know, PURRE was devastated to see the dwindling of this once
promising land purchase. We voiced our extreme displeasure loudly but did not
officially oppose the deal. It has always been PURRE's philosophy not to insist on get-
ting a perfect deal and as a result ending up with no deal at all. And if the district had
not approved this purchase, we believe there would have been no deal at all. The two
parcels being purchased can increase water storage and treatment, which is never a
This deal also comes with a three-year exclusive option for the district to pur-
chase either 46,800 specified acres (for a total of 73,590 acres including this week's
announced deal) or the entire 153,000 acres (for a total of 179,790 acres, close to
Gov. Crist's original proposal).
The PURRE Water Coalition will fight hard to make sure this option is exercised.
We will do evengthing we can to pressure the South Florida Water Management
District, the state, legislators and all decision makers involved to exercise those options
and purchase the maximum amount of land possible. This is a once-in-a-lifetime
opportunity that is slipping through the state of Florida's fingers. The purchase of U.S.
Sugar land south of Lake Okeechobee remains the greatest the only opportunity to
save the Everglades, restore South Florida's more natural water flows and improve the
water quality in the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie rivers and estuaries.
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On The Pier
style on Wednesday, September
3, 5 to 8 p.m., at the Cape Coral
Yacht Club. There will be live music
with Joseph, aka Two Hands One Man
Band, plus food and drink specials at
Over 30 vendors will be selling their
arts and crafts, jewelry, and gift items.
This is a fantastic evening for friends and
family. This sunset celebration is free and
open to the public. Space is still available
Cape Coral Yacht Club is at 5819
Driftwood Parkway. Call 574-0806 for
by Gerri Reaves -r
(Ch rysoba lan us
and fruits intemttrnlCo o l m tt n l 4i. .
throughout the year in
South Florida, producing
clusters of small white
bell-shaped flowers and
deep purple plum-like ,
fruit of one to two inches
The juicy fmuit is edible
and can be used to make ICC
jam. It is also a good food ^
source for wildlife such as -Li"~
the gopher tortoise. Even
the kernel is edible.
Cocoplum is prized as
a honey plant.
Although the most
ducereddish :w ::."a
and purple fruit, some
is~h-t nsw rodru g 3- Cocoplums can be used to make jams or jellies or left on
yellowish-white fmuit. the plant for wildlife poo yGriRae
Cocoplum s natural
habitat is hammock
edges, beaches, cypress heads, and other wet areas. It is valuable as a dune stabilizer in
This native takes the form of a spreading evergreen shmub or a small tree with
dense foliage that provides cover for wildlife. It will reach up to about 16 feet in height
as a tree or wild shrub.
Usually used as hedge, buffer, or screen, cocoplum can be attractively espaliered
too. The almost round dark-green shiny leaves make it popular as a landscape plant,
especially the "red tip" variety.
Drought-tolerant, fast-growing, and relatively pest-free, it will grow in a variety of
moisture and light conditions.
In a natural garden, cocoplum requires no maintenance and will self-sow. A more
formal effect requires only light pruning and shaping.
Propagate cocoplum with the single seed in the fmuit or with cuttings.
The Seminoles used the wood ashes for love medicine and the branches for arrows.
Sources: National Audubon Society Field Guide to Florida, The Shrubs and
Woody Vines of Florida by Gil Nelson, A Gardener's Guide to Florida's Native
Plants by Rufino Osorio, and Wild Plants for Survival in South Florida by Julia F.
MPoant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create
a low-maintenance, drought-tolerant, hurricane- and pest-resistant South Florida
Cocoplum is widely used in South Florida as a hedge, border, or screen
oin Dominick Greco for a seminar
on Saturday, August 8 from 11
a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cape Coral Yacht
Club. Learn the safety of kayaking, the
different parts of the kayak, rigging,
proper strokes and fishing procedures
from the kayak. There will also be a
women's portion presented by Cheryl
Greco. The first part of the class will be
indoors followed by hands-on instruction
outside. Cost is $35 for adults, $15 for
children. Door prizes will be given to all
participants. Dominick Greco was fea-
tured on Fox4 News and the Morning
Blend. Cape Coral Yacht Club is at 5819
Driftwood Parkway. Call 574-0806 to
THE RIVER AUGUST 27, 2010 15
Environmental Education Prog rams
Captive Cruises offers the following environmental education programs on
SFamily Fun Cruise & Shoreline Discovery Program
This sea life encounter will take you to a secluded beach for a naturalist-guided
shoreline walk to discuss coastal sea life and beach dynamics. Explore mudflats and use
nets within the shallow sea grass beds for an up-close look at some of the smaller yet
amazing inhabitants of the back bay estuary ecosystem. Bring wading shoes and your
sense of adventure for this hands-on sea life encounter and shoreline discovery cmuise.
The tour runs from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, August 27 and will depart from the
Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa at Punta Rassa. The cost is $35 for adults and
$20 for children.
River Meets The Sea: The Cradle of Life
The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) and Captiva Cmuises are
offering this hands-on cmuise to explore the mouth of the Caloosahatchee and its estu-
ary. Passengers will be conducting their own water sampling while traveling through
the extraordinary back bay waters. Several of SCCF's River Estuary Coastal Observing
Network (RECON) sensors are located nearby. RECON tracks key water quality
parameters from Lake Okeechobee to the Gulf of Mexico. Guides will discuss the link-
age to the greater Everglades ecosystem which includes the entire watershed from
Orlando to Florida Bay and everything in between. Proceeds from this cmuise will help
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CROW Case Of The Week: .
by Brian Johnson
when they do they are thankful for the new hospital's
spacious walk-in cage and multiple bathtubs, which
empower them to give excellent service to large birds.
~On August 15 Artie Monro, who works in the maintenance
department at Estero Beach & Tennis Club, rescued a roseate
spoonbill. He noticed her hopping along with blood on her feath-
-I ers. Monro wrapped her up with a towel, put her in a basket and
"She had a hook embedded in her right wing stuck in the
muscle near the elbow and bruising and swelling all along the
radius and ulna," said CROW Veterinarian Dr. Amber McNamara. "There was fish-
ing line wrapped around her right leg, though not tight, and a second hook in her left
foot. Nikki Talianko, who admitted her, noted bmuising on her right hip and lower back
as well. She was a mess.
After a dose of pain medications, they took her into surgery that afternoon and
were able to remove the hooks pretty quickly with the bird under anesthesia. Talianko
then cleaned her wounds and gave her fluids and antibiotics.
The spoonbill had been surviving in the wild for several days, perhaps as many as
five, estimated Dr. Amber.
The next morning the pink bird was moving very gingerly on her bad leg, and her
wing drooped to her side. Though skinny, she demurred when offered shrimp and
smelt. Staff tube-
fed her a fish
slurry to help her
at least maintain
her weight, and
Early on the
a fondness for the
bathtub. "We left
her in the bathtub
all day, she just
loved the shallow
water and the *
heat lamp," said
Dr. Amber. "It's
a good thing we
have so many
bathtubs in this
On Day 4 she
made a break-
up six live
ship"siDr. Amber. "We
pitched them into
the bathtub with
her, and it jump- r-
started her eat-
ing. Later she ate
dead shrimp, then
The log for
August 21 at the
clinic recorded a
total of 40 shrimp
and 70 smelt, an Roseate spoonbill expressed an interest for being in the bathtub.
impressive tally by She spent most of her time recuperating in the tub.
the bird in her bath-
This past Monday she got her last dose of the antibiotic Fortaz, and her wounds
have healed over nicely. "You can see she is getting strong," said Dr. Amber. "When
she gives us the sign that she's ready for a change of scenery, we'll take her outside
for a test flight."
CROW expects to release the spoonbill by September, if not sooner.
CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife
hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from the Gulf
Coast of Florida. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to
5 p.m. Mail donations to PO Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit:
--- ~--~ ---` ~ ----
1149 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 239/472-0176 fax 239/472-0350
16 THE RIVER AUGUST 27, 2010
Annual McFlat's Invitational
TO Benefit Ronald McDonald House
the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Southwest Florida, is com-
ing back for its sixth year on September 3 and 4.
The event kicks off at 6 p.m. on Friday, September 3 at Tarpon Point Marina in
Cape Coral with dinner, an open bar, live music, raffle and Texas hold em' poker
tournament. The fishing tournament begins at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 4
and continues through 4 p.m. Dinner, an awards banquet, live music from Strange
Arrangement and a raffle wrap up the event that evening. Raffle participants will have
the chance to win a Harley Davidson motorcycle.
A children s fishing tournament from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday will highlight
the event. Ronald McDonald will be on hand to cheer the children on, and the first
100hchitdren ot ade n ite wil recev
anAtl nphyproceeds from the event will
benefit RMHC of Southwest Florida.
Since 1996, more than 2,000 families
from Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Glades and
Hendry counties, as well as other states
and countries, have found a home away
from home at The Ronald McDonald
House in Fort Myers while their chil-
dren are undergoing medical treatment.
Additional thousands are served by The
Ronald McDonald Care Mobile and
by grants and scholarships awarded to
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council member; Jeff Miloff, a partner of
SMiloff Aubuchon Realty and RMHC board
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Screenprint Plus, who once stayed at The
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"The McFlat s Invitational is sure to be
a great time for families and anyone inter-
ested in fishing," said Frederic. "Better, yet,
it supports families in need at The Ronald
McDonald House of Southwest Florida."
In its first five years, the McFlat s
Invitational raised $150,000 for RHMC of
Southwest Florida. The organizers' goal is
to raise $40,000 this year.
"We are so grateful to Tim, Jeff and
Mitch for coordinating the McFlat s
Invitational, the event s sponsors and
everyone who plans to come out and
participate," said Laura Ragain, executive
Director of RMHC of Southwest Florida.
"Funds raised from this event will be used
to continue our mission to find, create and
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the health and well-being of children in our
Registration is $275 per angler prior to
August 28, and $325 per angler thereafter.
To register, visit www.mcflatsinvitational.
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THE RIVER AUGUST 27, 2010 17
Arts For ACT Artists Reception
Arts for ACTS' September featured artist is Scott Guelcher with People, Places
& Things. This exhibit opens September 3 with a reception from 6 to 10
p.m. and runs through September 28.
Guelcher's recent artistic achievements have included winning the 2008 Angels of
the Arts Award for Best New Artist, being selected as one of ten artists from the State
of Florida to attend the Mac: Model for Artists Career Development Workshop in St.
Petersburg, and an invitation to a marketing and promotion workshop in Tequesta,
Florida funded by a National Endowment of the arts grant through the Florida
Department of Cultural Affairs and run by the Creative Capitol Foundation of New
York City (a subsidy of the Andy Warhol Foundation that supports individual artists).
He also won the 2010 Soaring Eagles Award from the Florida Gulf Coast Alumni
Association. He has also received an Arts and Culture Grant from the City of Fort
Myers in 2008 and 2009. In addition to being an artist, Guelcher was the artist chair
for Art Royale 2008, the signature fundraiser for the Lee County Alliance of the Arts
in Fort Myers.
He has promoted some global subjects during his span as an artist, specifically
a solo exhibition titled Bikinis and Bombs. This show was about the testing of the
hydrogen bomb by the United States government conducted in the Marshall Islands on
Bikini Atoll. The show gained local and international recognition.
His current work is three series of paintings, People, Places, and Things. This series
of works takes on a few different movements in art including both pop art and surreal-
Arts for ACT Gallery is at 2265 First Street, Fort Myers, phone 337-5050.4
FGCU Art Gallery Opens
New Season Exhibit
2010-2011 Season of the Arts. The exhibit, titled Nature, Revisions, and
Dreams, features works by Troy Abbott, Adam Chapman, Catherin Chauvin,
Enrique Gomez de Molina, Mia Mulvey and James Prosek; and is curated by gallery
Interim Director Anica Sturdivant. The exhibition runs through September 30.
Rooted in scientific and wildlife art probing the space between knowing, not know-
ing and imagining, these artists have been chosen for their surrealistic edge and their
exploration of the physical, emotional and spiritual relationships between humans,
nature and machines. Gomez de Molina, Mulvey and Prosek explore these junctions
and fantasies through the more traditional methods of painting and sculpture, weav-
ing together impossible but beautiful hybrids and installations that inspire wonder and
delight. Chapman, Chauvin and Abbott take on the fleeting, euphoric moments when
the mechanics of the world flash briefly into focus. Together, these artists merge the
dynamic possibilities of nature, revisions, and dreams.
The exhibition is supported by WGCU Public Media.
The arts complex is located on FGCU's main campus, east of I-75 between exits
123 and 128. Free parking is available in Lot 7 for arts complex visitors. Parking
passes are available at the parking booth located along the university's entrance.
For more information, visit the Art Gallery's website, artgallery.fgcu.edu or call 590-
Art League Workshops
The niatdArt League of Fort Myers is offering one-day workshops from 9 a.m. to 4
p.m. Cost for members is $60, and $75 for non members, unless otherwise
Thursday, September 9 Lois Johnston will teach Artistic Creations in Fused Glass.
Tuesday, October 19 Pauline Healey will be giving a one-day watercolor workshop
teaching how to create exciting paintings with clean, fresh colors and strong values
using gesso and gel on watercolor paper.
Friday, November 5 Charles Greeholdt will teach watercolor portraiture
Saturday, November 13 Lynne Pittard will hold an oil paint-along ($60 for mem-
bers and non-members). This workshop includes all but brushes and canvas.
The Friday after Thanksgiving, November 26, as part of the River District holiday
festivities, a Holiday Stroll Street & Tree Lighting Opening Ceremony will be held.
To take advantage of the pedestrian traffic that night, the art league will hold its
one-day Miniature Sale on the sidewalk in front of the gallery.
The art league is calling for artists to show and sell two dimensional works in the
following media: oil, watercolor, acrylic, collage, pastel, prints (from artists' original art-
work), fiber works, and photography. For more information call 275-3970.
The Art League of Fort Myers is at 1451 Monroe Street. Visit artleagueoffortmyers.
Our email aclcress is press@riverweekly .com
18 THE RIVER AUGUST 27, 2010
Kids' Tallent Show
Southwest Florida Addiction
Services (SWFAS) is looking for
Some talented elementary, middle,
and high school students to participate
in the Every Child Is a Star Talent Show
in November. Registration deadline is
Friday, October 1
It's the fourth year SWFAS has coordi-
nated the talent show, which will be held
Saturday, November 6, from 3 p.m. to
5 p.m. at First Christian Church, 2061
McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers. There
are no entry fees and cash prizes of $100
will be awarded for first place each in
elementary, middle, and high school cat-
"We are looking for singers, dancers,
painters, acrobats, all talented youth,
said Martha del Valle, SWFAS talent
show coordinator. "We always hear about
the negative doings involving our youth
in the community. It's important for us to
promote events that are beneficial to our
douth and prov a safe alternative to
To be eligible for the talent show, ar-
tiip sebmtu en the ages of six and 19-
Limit performances to three minutes
with no bands allowed,
*Have no more than three people per
ac, ve permission from a parent or
guardian to participate.
Registration for auditions must be
sent to SWFAS, 3763 Evans Ave., Fort
Myers, FL 33901. Forms and releases
can be found on at www.swfasprevention.
org. Print the form and return by the
SWFAS is a substance abuse treatment
and prevention program serving 6,000
people per year, offering outpatient and
residential programs for adults and young-
sters from seven locations in Lee County
and two in Hendry County. In addition,
SWFAStsprovidesn dtoxificatiomm sevc d
an Employee Assistance Program for
about 60 Southwest Florida businesses.
Fees are charged on a sliding scale,
based on family income. In many cases,
private insurance is accepted. SWFAS is a
United Way agency.
For more information about the talent
show, contact del Valle at 244-4221, or
cliff smith with CNLBank's Heather Davis, Michele Gray and Marty Mahan at the presen-
tation of the school supplies to the United Way
he United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades recently accepted donated school
etary donations and four computers, CNLBank associates and clients contrib-
uted backpacks, paper, pencils, crayons, calculators and dozens of other items dur-
ing their two week school supply drive called Surf's Up.
Marty Mahan, president of CNLBank's Southwest Florida market, said "Our associ-
ates had a lot of fun with our Surf s Up theme and truly went above and beyond to
help the youth in our community."
CNLBank s supply drive was organized through United Way s Volunteer Center as
a Days of Caring project. The United Way Volunteer Center connects individuals and
companies to nonprofit agencies throughout the community in need of assistance. For
volunteer opportunities in your area, call United Way 2-1-1 and ask for the Volunteer
Airport July Traffic
duringg July, 490,227 passengers
I traveled through Southwest
L/Florida International Airport, a
decrease of 0.4 percent compared to
July 2009. Year-to-date, passenger traf-
fic is down 0.8 percent from the same
period last year.
The traffic leader in July was Delta
with 106,268 passengers traveling to
and from Fort Myers. Rounding out the
top five airlines were AirTran (81,804),
Southwest (68,300), JetBlue (53,956)
and US Airways (46,737).
Southwest Florida International Airport
had 5,624 aircraft movements (takeoffs
and landings), an increase of 2.8 per-
cent compared to July 2009. Page Field
General Aviation Airport saw 4,862
movements, a decrease of 18.3 percent
from July 2009. In addition, more than
2.6 million pounds of air freight moved
through Southwest Florida International
Airport in July 2010.
Southwest Florida International Airport
09rdmar taonn7. million ppsseng rs
airports for passenger traffic. No ad
valorem (property) taxes are used for air-
port operation or construction. For more
information, log onto www.flylcpa.com.M
Last year's winners: Callie Atkinson (elementary winner); SWFAS Prevention Director
Sheree Beau-Wells; Halie Boling (middle school winner); and Keana Jordan (high school
School Supply Drive For United Waiy
Local Hair And Fashion Students
To Showcase Their Tallents
Students and alumni from Sunstate Academy have created a fashion and hair
industry professionals they hope to join as graduates. Directed by the promotion
team of Heather Arledge and Praveen Singh, several hairstylists, makeup artists, fash-
ion designers, models and live performers will come together to showcase their talent
and skills under pressure.
The event will take place at the Clarion Hotel, 12635 South Cleveland Avenue,
Fort Myers, on Thursday, September 16. The theme of the evening is The Rock Star
Lifestyle. Taking the experience from design to execution, participants will be creat-
ing looks based on the Rock theme. Theme range will include Classic Rock, 70s, 80s
and 90s, British Invasion, Reggae, Modern Rock, and others like Bohemian, Jungle,
Oriental, and Gothic. Stylists will work in teams of five with an entrance model, an exit
model, and three models who embody the focal point of their showcase.
MC for the evening will be DJ Lowkey from Tampa. The official photographer for
the event is Antonio Martez, of West Palm Beach and Miami. Event prep and on-set
photos will be available at the photographers' website prior to event.
After August 20, official event information can be found on-line at allForCreativity.
com. Also, the website will feature participant information such as: a biography on
each stylist, their chosen theme, execution plans and thoughts about showcasing their
Dancer Tariq Malcom from West Palm Beach, will be performing a Michael
Jackson tribute to open the VIP showcase. Plus, the music group Lowlight, of Naples,
will be playing an all original set list during the intermission and will play once again as
the opening act during the public showcase.
There will be two showcases that evening. The VIP showcase is from 6 to 8 p.m.,
geared toward industry professionals and special invitees. The public showcase is from
9 to 11 p.m.. A donation of $15 from the general public and $7.50 for Sunstate stu-
dents will be collected upon entry. Guests will have access to the buffet, and a chance
to win any of the raffles for free haircuts, make-up consultations, etc..
A portion of the proceeds will be going to The American Cancer Society and
Operation Call Home for the troops.
DO WNTO WN FORT MYERS A T F I
Ven(10T RegiStrati08 70781
Yes, I want to be a vendor of "Art Walk Fort Myers ~ Saturday Art Fair"
EventDate(s) circleallthatapply: All Oct Nov Dec lan Feb Mar Apr
City~ State Zip
Type of ART you will be selling
Art Title and Medium
**lmages may be submitted on CD or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
I have read the entire prospectus for "Art Walk Fort Myers SaturdayArt Fair" and agree to
all terms outlined. If I am accepted, I understand that I am expected to participate in all of the
Saturday events I signed up for. All sales will be handled by me the artist. I further understand that 1
am responsible for reporting and paying any applicable FL sales tax on such sales. All images of
work submitted may be used for "Art Walk Saturday" publicity purposes.
Si nature Date
All applicants must complete this entry form, sign the Artists Agreement and submit 3 images along
with monies due. There is a non-refundable amount of $40.00, if you drop your spot in the Patio.
Return this form and CD with Checks made out to the River District Alliance to:
Arts for ACT Gallery 2265 First Street Fort Myers, FL 33901
THE RIVER AUGUST 27, 2010 19
Florida Zucchini And Parmesan Skillet Cake
to: ACT Gallery, c/o Claudia Goode,
2265 First Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901.
If apyng on-e mobgessecan be sent by
ist s name and must correspond to the
information listed on the application
3. Artists are required to purchase
their spaces in advance. When you pay
the application/registration fee, half of
this fee will be nonrefundable if artist
breaks the agreement before October 2.
There will be no refunds once the fair
4. If the event is cancelled due tO
weather conditions, it will be rescheduled
for the third Saturday of the month.
5. Artist will be given a 10 x10' space
in the Patio de Leon. Artists must supply
their own art tents or tables. Electricity
will not be offered.
6. Complete the attached application
form to apply and return no later than
September 3. Half of the fee is due with
application and the remainder must be
paid before the first fair. All proceedS
from sales will be retained by the artist.
Artists will be assigned a designated spot
in the Patio de Leon. Set up time will be
8:30 to 10:45 a.m.
There are 20 vendor spots available.
The full Art Walk Saturday Art Fair
Schedule is October 2, November 6,
December 4, January 8, February 5,
March 5, and April 2. Email cgoode@
actabuse.com with any questions.
Mail-in entry deadline is August 31.4:
Florida Zucchini And Parmesan
Skl poun k cchini
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
V/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Very thinly slice zucchini crosswise
with a mandoline or other manual slicer.
Heat 1 tablespoon butter in a 12-inch
nonstick skillet over moderately high heat
until foam subsides, then saut& zucchini
and garlic, stirring, until zucchini is just
beginning to soften, about 8 minutes.
Transfer to a bowl and cool 10 minutes.
Add basil and salt and pepper to taste.
Melt remaining tablespoon butter in an
8-inch nonstick skillet and remove from
heat. Arrange one fourth of zucchini mix-
ture in a layer in skillet and sprinkle with
one fourth of parmesan. Repeat layering
3 times. Cook skillet cake over moderate
heat until bottom of cake is well browned,
5 to 7 minutes. Slide cake onto a large
paper plate, then place skillet over cake
and, holding plate firmly, invert cake back
into skillet. Cook cake, shaking skillet fre-
quently to prevent sticking, until underside
is browned, 4 to 5 minutes more. Slide
cake onto a platter. Cut like a pizza.
Look for Fresh from Florida ingredi-
ents at your grocery store.
C II To ArtOt O "I
Saturday Art Fair
A =r virat ac=p she k gists
to set up in the Patio de Leon
in downtown Fort Myers to sell their
works for the Saturday Art Fair. Art will
fill the patio and downtown Fort Myers
will be bri n with Ir ovr look n
for afforralafi e art, jewelry sceran c ,
designer wear and unique gifts. The fair
is free and open to the public. Downtown
galleries will be open Saturday, many
with Make and Take art projects for the
children and adults.
Art Walk Fort Myers Saturday Art Fair
is the day following the first Friday Art
Walk Fort Myers. Hours are 11 a.m. to
Saturday Art Walk will be a seasonal
event starting in October and will con-
tinue during season, ending in April.
The First Saturday Art Walk will be on
S trday O tobe 2
a rtis feeca
One month $50
Two months $80
Three months $100
Full season (October through April) _
$175 ($25 each month)
Applying artists must.
1. Agree to abide by the Fort Myers
Art Walk Agreement contained in the
2. Submit three digital images of their
artwork completed in the past two years.
If applying by mail, send images on CD
20 THE RIVER AUGUST 27, 2010
Tearful Good bye From 'Sweet' Lou
As He Departs To Help Ailing Mother
by Ed Frank
sad story with the final
chapter closing here in
A baseball legend bowed
out last Sunday after nearly a
half-century on the diamond 4
23 as a manager as his ,4
lowly Chicago Cubs were '
battered 16-5 by the Atlanta 4
"Sweet" Lou Piniella wore a baseball uniform
for the last time on Sunday, announcing before
the game that he needed to be with his mother,
Margaret, 90, who is in failing health in Tampa.
"My mom needs me at home; she hasn't gotten
any better since I've been here. In fact, she's had
Other complications," the once fiery manager said.LoPiela
Piniella came to Chicago four years ago hopes
high that he could reverse the fortunes of the
beleaguered franchise that now has gone 102 years without a World Series title the
longest drought in professional sports.
He had played on a World Series winner with the New York Yankees and had man-
aged the Cincinnati Reds to the World Series championship in 1990. And he also had
successful managerial stints with the Yankees, Seattle Mariners and Tampa Bay Rays.
His first two years in the Windy City he won division titles only to be swept in the
first rounds of the playoffs. His 2009 Cubs failed to make the playoffs, and then the
bottom fell out this year despite having the highest payroll in the National League and
the third highest in baseball.
When Piniella said goodbye Sunday, his Cubs were 51-74 for the season, a whop-
ping 20 games out of first place. Despite the misery of this year, he leaves with a
career record of 1,835-1713.
Although he couldn't find success in Chicago, Piniella should be a future Hall of
Famer. He was the fabric of baseball for so many years and his colorful antics will long
beremn baeredto face with an umpire, throwing bases, shouting from the dugout -
that was the Lou Piniella we will remember.
But he was smart and respected by his players and nearly everyone in the game.
He was emotional and tearful in his post-game comments Sunday. Lou Piniella
won't put on a baseball uniform again, but he will always be part of our national pas-
We wish him well as he returns to Tampa to help an ailing mother a far more
important responsibility than filling out a lineup card.
Wimmers Impressive in First Start for the Miracle
Alex Wimmers, the 2010 first-round draft pick of the Minnesota Twins, was
impressive in his professional debut last week pitching 2 2/3 of scoreless innings for
the Fort Myers Miracle in a 5-2 victory over Bradenton.
The BigTen Pitcher of the Year in both 2009 and 2010 retired the first six batters
in a row and recorded four strikeouts in his first outing since signing with the Twins.
He used his fastball, curve and change-up successfully before being removed by
manager Jake Mauer when he reached the 40-pitch-mark. He had been told that he
would be limited to 40-45 pitches in his first start.
Miracle Season Winds Down; Final Home Stand Starts this Weekend
The Fort Myers Miracle could finish the 2010 second-half season above .500 as
they begin their final home stand this weekend hosting the St. Lucie Mets.
The Miracle started the week with a 27-29 second-half record having won seven of
their last nine games.
With just nine games remaining in the season, six at home, the Miracle face St.
Lucie tonight, Friday, and Saturday at 7:05 p.m. and Sunday at 1:05 p.m. Palm
Beach comes in Tuesday for the final three home games, all with 7:05 p.m. starts.
A big fireworks show follows tomorrow night's game.
An online voucher at www.miraclebaseball.com offers a free ticket with every pur-
chased ticket for the final games except Saturday.
The Miracle finish the 2010 season on the road next weekend for three games at
Talmpa Bay Rays Hold
FOrt Myers Day Event
The Tampa Bay Rays will be attending the fourth annual Fort Myers Community
Day at Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg on Sunday, August 29, at the new time
Base 8 p.m. when the Rays take on the Boston Red Sox on ESPN's Sunday Night
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 Broadway call 239-321-7510.
Visit www.raysbaseball.com/fortmyers 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 scoreboard.
Call Dan Newhart at 727-825-3293 or email email@example.com to get
Builders Care To Host
Building Product Blow-Out Event
Builders Care, the nonprofit arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA),
will host its second semi-annual building product garage sale to raise funds to
help local homeowners in need. Local suppliers and building industry related
companies are providing great deals on all kinds of items including appliances, light-
ing, plumbing fixtures, kitchen cabinets and paint. All proceeds will help provide
emergency construction services to elderly and disabled Lee County homeowners.
The sale will take place August 28 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cape Coral Plumbing,
5812 Enterprise Parkway. in the Billy Creek Commerce Center off Luckett Road, just
west of I-75. Admission is free, but a $5 donation is suggested per adult. Beverages
and snacks will be available.
"This is a remodeler s dream sale," said Heidi Taulman, Builders Care executive
director. "This is a perfect opportunity to take advantage of great deals that will ulti-
mately help a local neighbor in need.
Builders Care is the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry
Association (BIA). It enlists the volunteer services of members and leverages grants and
donated materials to provide construction and remodeling services to qualified home-
owners throughout Lee County.
Donations can be made at www.LeeBuildersCare.org, or to the Builders Care
general fund at BB&T (formerly Colonial Bank) Page Field branch at 4959 South
Cleveland Avenue in Fort Myers. More information is available by calling 938-0056.0
important economically and culturally for
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ants, Spanish Cuban fishing settlements,
the booming cattle trade, and Sanibel s
ferry days. Join in for this look back in
time and travel on the incredible com-
mon denominator of it all -our back bay
Tours will depart from the Sanibel
Harbour Marriott at 9:30 a.m. on
October 22, 29 and November 5, and
return at 11:30 a.m. The cost is $35 for
adults and $20 for children.
Call 472-5300 or go to www.captiva-
cruises.com for information and reserva-
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Sc hola rship
North Fort Myers High School; Willyne
Sainteme and Maika Toussaint, Island
Coast High School; Brandi Schulte,
Mariner High School; and Kelly Toms,
Cape Coral High School.
In addition, Eagle Scout Scholarships
were awarded to Nathan Lee Kersten,
Dunbar High School; and Derek Pioter
Oak Meadows High School. '
The Uncommon Friends Foundation,
established in 1993, is a character edu-
cation foundation whose mission is to
instill ethics, moral values and a sense of
purpose in tomorrow's leaders. For more
information visit the website at www.
From page 15
Prog ra ms
support SCCF's Education Fund. Join in
for this opportunity to explore, discover
ad 'no o evrnnt
an ur yw Ilder fono le Sanibel
Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa at Punta
Ras rda S ptmbe 3 ad Frda
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noon. The cost is $35 for adults and $20
The Sanibel Region BC Before
Before Sanibel was bridged to the
mainland by the three-mile causeway
the surrounding environment was vitally
Open Session For Portralt
And Figure Painters
Low End Prices, High End Quality
Elite Cleaning Services Available For:
Carpet & Sofas *
Tile & Grout *
* Oriental & Area Rugs *
Mattress Cleaning *
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redAbility, the new name for
Service of Central Florida&
The Florida Gulf Coast, provides free,
bilingual counseling services including
foreclosure prevention, confidential bud-
get and bankruptcy counseling and debt
In addition, CredAbility hosts regular
free, open-to-the-public workshops, offer-
ing local residents the opportunity to gain
understanding of a variety of financial
wellness topics and issues.
Free workshops include:
First-Time Home Buyers Workshops,
Saturday, September 25, 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. at 2295 Victoria Avenue, Fort
Myers.To RSVP call 800-251-2227.
Learn the ins and outs and helpful tips
for buying your first home. Have impor-
tant questions answered about securing a
loan, available tax credits and more.M
and life expectancy tables. You can take
more than the minimum, but you'll want
to make sure you don't take so much that
you outlive your savings.
*Maximize your Social Security
benefits. You can start collecting Social
Security as early as 62, but if you wait
until your "full" retirement age, which will
probably be around 66, your monthly
checks will be larger. And if you wait until
after your full retirement age before you
start collecting benefits, your checks can
be even larger, though they'll "top off
when you turn 70. What should you do?
Start taking the money as early as possi-
ble or delay payments, waiting for bigger
paydays? There's no one right answer for
everyone. To get the maximum benefits
from Social Security, you 11 need to fac-
tor in your health status, family history of
longevity and other sources of retirement
Now let s consider two moves that you
may think about doing during your retire-
Purchase income-producing invest-
ments. Outside your IRA and 401(k), you
may have other investment accounts,
and inside these accounts, you'll need a
portfolio that can produce income for
your retirement years. You may choose
to own some investment-grade bonds
and certificates of deposit (CDs), both of
which can help provide you with regular
interest payments at relatively low risk
to your principal. However, these invest-
ments may not help you stay ahead of
inflation, which, over a long retirement,
can seriously erode your purchasing
How To Generate
InCOme Du ring
by Jennifer Basey
and invest through-
,out your working
years so that you'll
be able to afford a
ment. Once you
retire, you'll want
to focus on strate-
gies to help you make the most of your
retirement income and you might
want to become familiar with these
ideas well before you retire.
Basically, you'll have some "must do"
moves and some "think about doing"
moves. Let's take a look at the "must do"
*Take the right amount of distribu-
tions from retirement plans. Once you
turn 591/, you may be able to take
penalty-free withdrawals, or distributions,
from some of your retirement accounts,
such as your traditional IRA and 401(k).
But once you turn 701/, you generally
must start taking distributions from these
accounts. Your required minimum distri-
bution, or RMD, is based on the previous
year's balance in your retirement plan
power. Consequently, you also may want
to consider dividend-producing stocks.
Some of these stocks have paid, and
even increased, their dividends for many
years in a row, giving you a chance to
obtain rising income. (Keep in mind,
though, that stocks may lower or discon-
tinue dividends at any time, and an invest-
ment in stocks will fluctuate with changes
in market conditions and may be worth
more or less than the original investment
*Go back to work. In your retire-
ment years, you may decide to work
part time, do some consulting or even
open your own business. Of course, the
more earned income you take in, the less
money you'll probably need to withdraw
from your investments and retirement
accounts. However, if you've started
collecting Social Security, any earned
income you receive before your "full'
retirement age will likely cause you to lose
some of your benefits. Once you reach
full retirement age, you can keep all your
benefits, no matter how much you earn.
Keep these strategies in mind as you
near retirement. They may well come in
Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor
in Fort Myers. She can be reached at
Lemke On Florida Airports Board
ebra A. Lemke, director of govern-
County Port Authority, was elected
as the secretary/treasurer of the Florida
Airports Council (FAC) board of directors
at the 41st annual FAC Conference held
recently in Tampa.
Lemke was appointed to the board of
directors of FAC in April and has been a . '8 5
mm bSr tinc a C3 She ts e don te
served as the chair of the FAC Federal
Affairs Committee. She is a certified mem-
ber of the American Association of Airport
Executives (AAAE) and is a member of the / 1
Southeast Chapter of AAAE.
Lemke joined the Lee County Port
Authority in 1985. She has worked in the
government affairs department since 1994
and was promoted to director in 2004.
She directs funding strategies, coordinates
with governmental agencies and deals
with grant-related issues for Southwest Debra Lemke
Florida International Airport and Page Field
General Aviation Airport. Lemke resides in North Fort Myers.M
Amanda by Weimin
The Portrait and Figure Painters Society of Southwest Florida is sponsoring a
Portrait session on Saturday, August 28, from 10:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at
Robb & Stucky Interiors in Fort Myers. There will be a costumed model, and
the session is open to the public.
Attendees should arrive at 10 a.m. Robb & Stucky is at 13170 S. Cleveland
Avenue (U.S. 41), opposite Bell Tower Shops. Artists should bring their own supplies
Call Renate at 481-2081 with any questions.M
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Over 80 percent of car seats are improperly installed in vehicles. Drowning is the
leading cause of death for children under five years old in Florida. In the past four
yersthKo~hl' has donated $146,767 to The Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida
Bonita Springs Community Pool is located at 26890 Pine Avenue in Bonita
Springs. For more information visit www.kohls.com.#
Hope Healthcare Hosts Series
On Strengthening The Family
parents and their children must find ways to pull together in order to fully
At a special informational series hosted by Hope HealthCare Services, family mem-
bers will learn how to better understand each other's feelings as well as help them-
selves through their grief.
"Even through the tears, family communication and support can improve and expe-
dite the healing process," according to Hope President and CEO Samira K. Beckwith.
She pointed out that Hope has helped families and individuals cope with loss for more
than 30 years.
Strengthening the Family, a five-part informational event, focuses on activities that
help with communication, family rules, coping and self-understanding.
Sessions will be led by Hope's professional counselors. The program is open to
grieving parents, grandparents, guardians and children six through 16. There is no
cost to attend the series. Registration is required.
Sessions are held on Mondays on the following dates: September 27, October 4,
Oc obircilp nts tIrd paan td Ooenbdeall sessions. The location is Hope HealthCare
sEa z ses4 0nH 11l eheard rme,6Fto 8Mp nrs.A snack will be provided.
To register call Kay Kelly at 800-835-1673, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.M
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Opens For Autistic Children
Eden Autism Services Florida, a division of New Jersey non-profit Eden Autism
Services, is opening a school for children with autism in Fort Myers this 2010-
11 school year. Eden accepts the McKay scholarship offered through the state
of Florida and the deadline to apply is September 1, for enrollment in October.
Eden is readying the Fort Myers school to begin instruction in several weeks. In the
interim, students will be transported to the Eden Naples school campus.
The Naples school is for children ages pre-K through 2 and also offers programs
for adults with autism through facilities and group homes in Naples, Fort Myers and
"We're very excited to have expanded our school to Fort Myers and have worked
hard getting ready for the school year," says Susan Suarez, Eden Florida's executive
director. "While we've signed up several students, we also want parents of children
with autism to know that our schools are approved for the McKay Scholarship, which
helps cover tuition costs. We don't want financial concerns to hold students back."
Eden offers a low student to teacher ratio and teachers trained the nationally-
renowned Eden curriculum which is based on the principals of Applied Behavior
Parents interested in getting information about the new school or enrolling children
should contact Suarez at 992-4680, ext. 201. Information on the McKay scholarship
can be found at www.floridaschoolchoice.org. McKay Scholarship applications aare
due by September 1.4
Check To Be Presented At Safe
POOl Party In Bonita Springs
Kohl's will be presenting a check for $63,654 to The Children's Hospital of
Southwest Florida during a Safe Pool Party event on Saturday, August 28,
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bonita Springs Community Pool. The gift sup-
ports the Kohl's Center for Safety Program, which helps educate families and children
on the importance of child passenger safety and drowning prevention. Activities will
include children's hands-on water safety demonstrations in the pool with certified life-
guards, vendors providing drowning prevention strategies and tips for keeping children
safe in and around the water, and check presentation at 1 p.m.
Lydia Lesser, Sheryl Pierson and Tammy Stroedecke
During August, volunteers from BB&T-Oswald Trippe and Company are join-
inI g with Community Cooperative Ministries Inc. (CCMI) to help work at the
SSoup Kitchen and Everyday Marketplace, as well as packing student back-
packs and improving the aesthetics at a school. The month-long activities join the
Lighthouse Project with United Way's Day of Caring in working to assist those in
the community at a time when they need it most.
"We wanted to work with CCMI because of the outstanding work they do in our
community," said Dilman Thomas, director of client relations at BB&T-OTC. "We
hope our efforts encourage others to volunteer their time to support organizations
such as CCMI."
BB&T-OTC team members will stock food at the Everyday Marketplace, prepare
meals for the Soup Kitchen, pack containers for Meals on Wheels, as well as wash
dishes and assist clients at the Everyday Marketplace, and lend a hand painting at
the CCMI-supported Community Montessori Preschool. In addition, BB&T-OTC has
donated $8,600 to CCMI, of which, $8,000 will be used to purchase and fill back-
packs for Orange River Elementany School students each weekend during the school
year. Later in the month, employees from the Fort Myers-based insurance agency
will assist in preparing and loading the backpacks. By the end of August, Thomas
estimates that 46 employees from their Fort Myers and Cape Coral offices will have
donated more than 100 hours toward CCMI projects.
"CCMI really values the partnerships we have with companies in our community.
These partnerships allow us to connect with the business community in a value-added
way," said Sarah Owen, CEO of CCMI. "It's a win for us because we get their time,
treasure and talent and it's a win for them because their employees receive a sense of
giving back to their community in need. Corporate giving comes in all different forms
and we at CCMI are happy to have whatever our community can give.
"It doesn't have to be monetary. Simply allowing and encouraging employees to
give their time is just as valuable to us as financial contributions. Corporate initiatives
spearheaded by community business leaders like BB&T-OTC help us provide services
that get people back on their feet and empower individuals and families to live self-
sustaining lives," said Owen.M
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HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES
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211 is a free three-digit phone number people can call for
information and referral on health & social services.
211 is for non-emergency assistance only.
You can always reach the 211 service by dialing
(239) 433-3900 in Lee and
(863) 675-8383 in Hendry and Glades Counties.
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DID YOU KNOWr
1. U.S. STATES: What time zone is the state of Alabama in?
2. LANGUAGE: What does the Greek prefix "crypto" mean?
3. SCIENCE: What does an ichthyologist study?
4. MOVIES: What was the name of the spaceship in the film "Alien"?
5. ABBREVIATIONS: What was the abbreviation D.A.R. stand for?
6. MUSIC: Who wrote the Beatles' song "Here Comes the Sun"?
7. MEASUREMENTS: The word "octennial" refers to a period of how many
8. MATH: What is an improper fraction?
9. GEOGRAPHY: What did the African nation of Burkina Faso used to be
10. RELIGION: What was Pope John Paul II's real name?
1. When Jacoby Ellsbury became the Red Sox's stolen base leader for a single season with
70 in 2009, whose mark did he break?
2. True or false: The Los Angeles Dodgers' Sandy Koufax compiled the most strikeouts by
a pitcher for the decade of the 1960s.
3. Who was the last true freslunan before Terrelle Pryor in 2008 to start at quarterback for
4. In 2009, Portland's Steve Blake tied the NBA record for most assists in a quarter (14).
Who else holds the record.
5. Who is the all-time leading scorer in men's Olympic hockey?
6. Entering 2010, how many times had Dale Earnhardt Jr. made the Chase for the Cup, and
what was his highest finish'?
7. When was the last time before the French Open in 2010 that tennis' Williams sisters
were the top two seeds in a Grand Slam tournament?
let that matter move to another level? Don't be
rushed into a decision unless and until you feel
it's the right thing to do.PISCES (February 19
to March 20) Pace yourself as you prepare to
take on that more demanding project. Be care-
ful not to let your energy reserves dramn away.
Take time to relax with people close to you.
BORN THIS WEEK: You have the abil-
ity to see both sides of a situation. You would
do well as a counselor or a judge.
On Aug. 30, 31 B.C., Cleopatra, queen
of Egypt and lover of Julius Caesar and Mark
Antony, takes her life following the defeat of
her forces against Octavian, the future first
emperor of Rome. Although Cleopatra had no
Egyptian blood, she alone in her ruling house
*On Aug. 31, 1888, Mary Ann Nichols,
the first victim of London serial killer
"Jack the Ripper," is found murdered in
Whitechapel's Buck's Row. On Nov. 7, after a
month of silence, Jack took his fifth and fmnal
victim, Mary Kelly. In 1892, with no leads
found and no more murders recorded, the Jack
the Ripper file was closed.
*On Sept. 1, 1983, Soviet jet fighters
intercept a Korean Airlines passenger flight in
Russian airspace and shoot the plane down,
killing 269 passengers and crew members. The
KAL flight had veered onto a course that was
close to one being simultaneously flown by a
U.S. spy plane.
*On Sept. 2, 1996, Michael Jackson eamns
his 12th and fmnal solo No. 1 with the R&B
ballad "You Are Not Alone," written by R.
Kelly. A court in Belgium ruled in 2007 that
Kelly had plagiarized "You Are Not Alone"
from a Belgian song called "If We Can Start
*On Sept. 3, 1777, the American flag
is flown in battle for the first time, during
a Revolutionary War skirmish at Cooch's
Bridge, Maryland. The national flag, which
became known as the "Stars and Stripes," was
based on the "Grand Union" flag, a banner
carried by the Continental Anny in 1776.
*On Sept. 4, 1951, President Harry
Truman's opening speech before a conference
in San Francisco is broadcast across the nation,
marking the first time a television program
was broadcast from coast to coast.* On Sept.
5, 1972, at the Summer Olympics in Munich,
Gennany, a group of Palestinian terrorists
stones the Olympic Village apartment of the
Israeli athletes, killing two and taking nine
others hostage. The terrorists, known as Black
September, demanded that Israel release more
than 230 Arab prisoners being held in Israeli
jails. In an ensuing shootout at the Munich air-
port, the nine Israeli hostages were killed.
*Conservative author and conunentator
William F. Buckley Jr., a graduate of Yale
University, once made the following contro-
versial remark: "I'd rather entrust the gov-
ermnent of the United States to the first 400
people listed in the Boston telephone directory
than to the faculty of Harvard University."
*The first auctions in recorded history
were held in 450 B.C. in Babylon. Sadly, and
perhaps unsurprisingly, the items up for sale
*The Goodyear company, known today
for its automobile tires, was originally founded
to produce rubber clothing and, oddly, musical
*Ellen Axson Wilson is reported to have
exchanged approximately 1,400 love letters
with her husband, President Woodrow Wilson,
during their marriage.
*You might be surprised to leamn that in
1952, the CIA conducted a study of UFO
sightings, and concluded that the objects were
a threat to national security. The report stated,
"the reports of [sightings] comrince us that
there is something going on that must have
*If you're family is like one-third of fami-
lies across the country, you have a Scrabble
game in your home.
*It's been reported that the world's old-
est piece of chewing gum is more than 9,000
years old. After that long, though, I wonder
how they could tell what its original use was.
*Experienced boot makers reportedly can
get three pairs of the footwear out of a single
*When Ruth and Fred Midler were nam-
ing their newborn daughter in 1945, the were
inspired by classic film actress Bette Davis.
But they changed the pronunciation.***
"I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man
should challenge me, I would take him kindly
and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a
quiet place and kill him." -- Mark Twain
My StarsAA +-
FOR WEEK OF AUGUST 30, 2010
ARIES (Mlarch 21 to April 19) This could
be the time to trIy soothing whatever bad feel-
ings might be lingering twixtt and among
colleagues, friends or family members. But be
sure you do so without favoring any side.
TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) An idea is
only an idea until you put that clever Bovine
mind to work to develop it from concept
to substance. This could lead to something
rewarding, both emotionally and monetarily.
GEMINI (Mlay 21 to June 20) The early
part of the week could have some disconcert-
ing moments, but approaching them with
a calm, unruffled attitude goes a long way
toward helping to get things nicely settled
CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Getting
used to change continues to mark much of
the week. But accepting what you have to do
makes adapting that much easier. A welcome
visitor could turn up sooner than expected.
LEO (July 23 to August 22) Leamning how
to live with a decision is a challenge, but one
you Leos and Leonas could really enjoy. You'll
also be pleased to see your social life take that
upsurge you've been hoping for.
VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Use
your perceptive Virgo instinct to help you see
the positive aspects of what, at first, appears
to be a disappointment. You could fmnd that it
proves to be quite the contrary.
LIBRA (September 23 to October 22)
Your ability to maintain a balance between
sense and sentiment once again helps you sort
through apparently conflicting choices and
ultimately arrive at the right decision.
SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21)
Before you seek the advice of colleagues about
a potential career move, you might be better
off getting counsel from someone who won't
be affected by the choices you make.
SAG~ITARIUTS (November 22 to
December 21) It can be a challenging week for
some relationships if the nonnal give-and-take
flow changes with one side doing most of the
giving and the other the taking.
CAPRICORN (December 22 to January
19) Anew opportunity could bring with it
much anticipation along with some anxiety.
Take time to sort out your options as well as
your emotional considerations.
AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18)
Are you sure you have all the facts you need to
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SANIBEL HOME WATCH
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Lives on Sanibel
Will Check Your Home Weekly
Very Reasonable Rates
Interior Windows Carpet Cleaning
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HOME WATCH/HOME CARE
Full range of management services,
transportation, home/car maintenance,
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skills* Island resident Licensed
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Convenient Medical Supplies offers a wide
selection of home healthcare products.
Including incontinence and urological
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
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In piano, saxophone, flute.
On Sanibel/Captiva or South Fort Myers.
Qualified, experienced teacher.
gNR 8/13 CC 10/1
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beginning piano. Fifteen years experience.
Sanibel Resident will teach in Ft. Myers
gNR 8/27 CC 9/3
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MAPLE DESK FOR SALE
Denmark Interiors Maple Desk.
30" x 60" w/ File Drawers.
Like New, Half Price.
MIISC. FOR SALE
Saturday, Aug 28
3357 Twin Lakes Ln, Sanibel Lake Murex.
Outdoor furniture, Wicker sofa & more.
MOVING SALE IN THE DUNES
1187 Sand Castle Road, Sanibel
Dining table w/ 6 chairs, king bedroom
set, twin bedroom set, household items,
games, books, toys, clothing.
Sat., 8/28ftrorn 8 am to 1 pm.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that the undersigned, desiring to engage
in business under the fictitious name of
ISLAND GIRL ERRANDS, located in Lee
County, Florida, with an address of 15062
lona Lakes Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33908
has registered said name with the Division
of Corporations of the Department of State,
Dated the 27th day of August 2010.
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
3hrs/day, tolls paid
at The Sanibel School.
Call Maureen at 472-1617.
NEED COMPUTER HELP?
Sanibel Resident. 20 Years pc
Experience. Pc Troubleshooting, Data
Backup & Restoration, Networks, Virus
Detection & Removal. Free Initial
Consultation. Call Fred 472-3873
gRR 8/27 CC 9/17
HELLE'S CLEANING SERVICES
Residential Cleaning to Satisfaction
Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471
Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047
Sanibel-Captiva Care and Companion Service,
LLC Medical appointments, general transportation,
shopping, light meal preparations, and light
cleaning. Our services are customized to meet
our clients needs. Call 239-395-3591, or
for an emergercy/3call 29-472-0556.
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OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY
E1x3ceVo umesn1dt n
SR 6/4 NTFN
Black Metal Futon with quilt and complete
bedding $25. Off White & Gold Futon $25.
King Size Air Bed with four poster
pedesa Ifr~ame $7520 or 0BO.
QNS 8/20CC 9/3
MIISC. FOR SALE
Prefinished Oak Flooring.
3 1/4" 100+ sq' Original box. $85.
XL Dive B4C Ue once. $75.
QNR 8/27 BM 827
Hourly, Daily, Weekly
Captiva Isla~nd 472-5800
AUOFR SALE BF
AUTO FOR SALE
2001 Mercedes E-320 Station Wagon
White wit~h00raM interior
Excellent C80ndition, New Tires
$9,700 Call 472-1106
Simply go to our web site IslandSunNews.com
Clic'k on Place Classified
fil Out form& & umt~
B & CONDO PROS
Property Management & Care.
Home Watch -Pool Service
www, bbcondopros, com
SONY TRINITRON TV
36" inV7' abint etrx speakers
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.
retired arhiet, taa ayresdent.
SR 9/30 D TFN
VIP Executive Club
Multi-Million Doladr Producer
Welcome To Paradise...
1663 Bunting Lane
Beautiful Corner Lot!
Sanib elOpenHo uses.com
Pfeifer Realty Group
Sanibel Island, FL
Bargains-Free lists wlpics
Fixer U ~ers
Free recorded Mlessage
and Bank Foreclosures
Moran Team RE/MAX of the Islands
1613 Sand Castle Road
Dunes Golf Course Views
Beautiful Decking &r Porches
3BR/3BA, Vaulted Ceilings
Charming, old Florida-esque unit in
PercwinkledParkh tzy,suniu hom with
Flexible terms. 472-4246.
QRS 3/12 NC TFN
28 THE RIVER AUGUST 27, 2010
Don Burnett of BB&T, Tomas Riedl of Define Spaces, and Debbie Burnett
~ volunteers from
V Def ne ndces,
LLC worked side by
side Saturday, August *
tion on a Natural
Playscape at the
Joseph H. Messina
Children s Center on
Fowler Street in Fort
When completed :
in about nine weeks it .1
will enable children at
the child care center Messina Child Care Center Director Tammy
to learn about nature Aronson and Robert Bassett of BB&T
and wildlife while
exercising their bodies and planting gardens that will provide food for
Natural Playscape is a new concept in playgrounds and BB&T is
the sponsor for the first phase of construction. The bank is provid-
ing volunteers every Saturday for seven weeks, along with a $7,000
gift to pay for materials and supplies. Additional volunteers are being
The landscape design was created by Tomas Riedl of Define
Spaces, LLC, in Cape Coral, a home stager and redesigner who is
donating his services. Others who are donating materials and plants
are All Native Garden Center, Riverland Nursery, Pine Island Growers,
Palms Away Nursery, All Star Equipment Rentals and Forestry
"We are so thankful to the many people and businesses who
have come together to help with this innovative project," said center
Director Tammy Aronson. "We have several more weeks of work to
accomplish on Saturdays and could use even more helpful hands.
Natural PlayScape will include hills to roll down and climb, rocks to
climb, a pond and brook for children to explore, butterfly and sunflow-
er gardens and pathways of different textures including brick, pavers,
mulch and stone.
This first phase also will include a musical fence based on the
guiro," a percussion instrument made from a gourd with paral-
lel notches cut in one side that, when rubbed with a stick, makes a
ratchet-like sound commonly heard in the rhythm section of Latin-
To volunteer for the project, call Aronson at 278-1148.
Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc., is a private non-profit
organization dedicated to providing high quality child care services
throughout Southwest Florida. The agency provides child care for
700 children from infancy through age 12 at its six child care centers
throughout Lee and Hendly counties. In addition, the agency con-
ducts training for child care workers, and administers the federal food
program in 10 counties for child care centers and family child care
homes. More information is available at www.ccswfl.org.M
IN ERN TIONAL
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SHOREWOOD ON THE GULF
3BR/3BA Dunes duplex. Great golf
course views. BeautifL wood floorS
three-bedroom condo in
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QRR 11/27 NC TFN
CONDO FOR SALE
Two bed/two bath unfurnished ground
floor condo, close to Sanibel and
Fort Myers Beach, $89,500.
Straight Sale, not a short sale or
foreclosure. Close to both Sanibel and Fort
Myers Beach. New paint, New Carpet, New
Nw Bthhroom Van ti son emu monr .
Positive Cash Flow. Renter in Place.
Call Chris Potter at
to see this property
SanCap One Source Realty
Build Kids' Playscape
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1 BRIBA AVAILABLE-SANIBEL
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.
1 bedroom/1 bath, large living room, kitchen,
private screened-in porch. Large lanal with
pool and hot tub maintained weekly. AI|
utilities paid with exception of electrical.
Property located one street from beach,
East End, 35 fruit trees, very private. Send
email at: firstname.lastname@example.org for photo's,
eton~sid Sesoa Cl 70e 23 -2h 83ll
gNR 8/27 CC 9/3
DUPLEX APT FOR RENT
2-Bed Cottage on Sanibel. Furnished
gr level 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. '
QNS 8/20 CC 8/27
DIRECT BAY FRONT COTTAGES
Popular west end where Sanibel/Captiva
meet. 1 BR-3+BR, single story, furnished,
full kitchens, 3 docks, direct access, heated
pools, pet friendly, beach across street.
Best spot on island. 239-848-0906
RS 3/12 MTFN
For a complete list visit our Website
Call Dustyn Corace, RE/MAX of the Islands
RS 10/9 BTFN
PRIME SPACE FOR LEASE
Retail, Office, Take Out, Etc.
Attractive Rates Offered!
*"Islander Center" on Sanibel
*Prime Periwinkle Frontage
*High Traffic Tenants
LF elroSA eiv v O ers
PRIME SPACE ON PERIWINKLE
$799 per month plus CAM and Utilities.
Allows for sign on Periwinkle.
Contact Phaidra 239-472-4411
PNS 8120 BM 9/10
SANIBEL HOUSES FOR RENT
Available immediately. Fantastic Opportunity.
3/1 by Traders
3/2 by Bowmans Beach
M Rice Realty, LLC
RS 8/6 M 8/27
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
QRS 8127 CC 9/3
HISTORIC APT. BUILDING
1/1, in downtown Fort Myers. Wood floors
& fireplace. Historic building with river
views. Covered Parking. Water included.
2554 First Street on corner of Park.
From $475. Daniel 305-710-5827
gNR 8/27 CC 9/17
rBDe N sigIe deehom dn Sanil hPet
W/D, garage + parking, Hot Tub, Fenced back
yard. Sits on lake. Easy access to anywhere
on island. $1,700/mo. Call 239-699-7412.
gNR 827PC 9/3
HOUSE FOR RENT
2 BD/1 BA house for rent on Bailey Road,
Sanibel. $950 a month.
Inquire at the BP Station.
QNS 8127 CC TFN
CUSTOM HOME, PRIVATE, river view, guest loft
with sun porch, pool, tennis, beach. No smoking or
pets. Available rnonthly beginning April. 405-210-
2341 or 405-307-8949
QNS 1/8CC TFN
JUST OVER CAUSEWAY Great Location.
Davis & Heald. 2BR-2BA. AII Tile AII New Paint Plus
Lanai. Washer & Dryer Quiet & Secure. Four Unit
Building. Looking For Right Tennant Not Right $$.
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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 BseacehaChambrearrof C mmerce ......4547
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
The Schoolhouse Theater.............................472-6 2
S.W Florida Symphony................ ................418-0996
Theatre Conspiracy................ ...............9633
Young Artists Awards............... .................5492
CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS
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 FE(National Actiwe& Retired Federal Empla/ees) ................... .........482-671 3
Navy Seabees Veterans of America............ .731-1901
Paradise lowa Clu b of SWF L.............._... ....667-1 354
:"!thws FloId FeunscngsAca emy......3- y3
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
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
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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