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VOL. 9, No. 35 Frorn the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyerS SEPTEMBER 3, 2010

Alliance Exhibits Area Artists
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Deputy Chief Chad Jorgensen, Commissioner Mary Ellen Dorsett and Lt. Dave Howard
thank Pauline Ebenger and her grandson Spencer Ebenger, 9, for their donation to the
food drive Sudneb yeJcsnTurned Upside Down by Katherine
Boren

lona Mc~r gorFireDisticA rea mixed-media artists Katherine Boren, Kyle Jackson and Lindsey Wollard
Food Drive Wats A Big Success Aildelte~x~ibiting their work at the Alliance for the Arts September 10 through

Chapin Food Bank brought in 3,183 pounds of food and $1,101.69 in cash. September 10 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Community members are invited to meet the art-
Students who donated received pencil pouches with school supplies, compli- ists, view and purchase artwork and sample catering by LaMotta's Italian Restaurant.
ments of the fire district. Adults had the chance to register to win dinner for six, The Alliance also invites the public to a gallery Walk & Talk with the artists, on
prepared by the firefighters at the fire station, or a children's birthday party for six September 11, from 10 toll a.m., where they will speak more about their work, their
at the fire station. inspirations and creative methods.
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Andrew Miller. Halie Bolling, a finalist
at the 2010 and 2008 Young Artists
Awards competitions, will perform from

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*Coloring The World: Opening of
nen exhibit showcasing artist Maria
sod~aa5G le~ry: renaing sce~pt0 for

Dillon (wire-wrapped cabochons).
*Gallery Showcase and Information
Center at IberiaBank (Bayview Court at
First Street). New Art Walk T-shirts are
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The City of Fort Myers' hybrid hydraulic-powered solid waste vehicle is the first in the state


City Unveils New Hybrid Truck
he Public Works Department of the City of Fort Myers has taken delivery of
held September 1, the truck was unveiled in a ceremony that included rep-
resentatives from the American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest and Palm
Peterbilt-GMC, Inc. The keynote speaker was Fort Myers Mayor Randy Henderson.
continued on page 8


Enjoy Your
Labor Day
Weekend


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Art Walk Is Friday,

September 3
In River District

The downtown River District's pop-
September 3 with new art exhibits
and will feature, live music and the tradi-
tional after party.
Several galleries and businesses will
be open for an additional Saturday day-
time reception from noon to 4 p.m. on

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*Art League of Fort Myers: Reception
for new landscape art show.
*Arts for ACT Gallery: Opening
reception for new exhibit featuring art-
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Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now

The Hurricane Of 1947
by Gerri Reaves

.c4a ete Bowen took this photograph of the
Broadway and Victoria Avenue intersection
inthe aftermath of hurricane of September
.~ 17, 1947.
~I The view is from the Bowen home, near.
Broadway and Hoople Street, looking north toward .-.
downtown and the Caloosahatchee River. 1~u
Victoria Avenue runs horizontally in the photo. L k bLLL)
SFollow Victoria to the left and you'd encounter U.S.
41. Follow Broadway toward the upper left and,
you'd eventually intersect with First Street in the ; r
heart of downtown.
The view has certainly changed in the last 60 years. Wood frame
houses once stood where the convenience store stands today. New
construction has occurred on the southwest corner, and the east side of
Broadway is completely developed.
Bowen recalls that there used to be a turkey farm on the southwest
corner of the intersection. Today, the City of Palms Park is only a block
away from what used to be a somewhat rural patch of Fort Myers.
The 1947 view seems remarkably unobstructed. Even many blocks
away from the river, there's a sense of its presence off in the distance.
Car-dependent as we are today, it's easy to forget that, after all, the The aftermath of the hurricane of September 17, 1947, looking north towards downtown from ne
Caloosahatchee still is only a short walk from this intersection. In those Broadway and Hoople Street.hoocuts fPt oe h otws lrd itrcls
days, downtown was an accessible extension of the neighborhood.
The flooded streets are evidence of the almost nine inches of rain
dropped by the slow-moving storm that passed just south of Fort Myers.
As early as September 14, Florida was on a hurricane alert. The
storm was 800 miles east-southeast of Miami, had winds of 140 mph,
and was moving in a northwesterly direction. One quirky fact: Navy
planes investigating the storm reported that it had not the usual one, but
two, eyes.
By September 15, forecasters predicted Fort Myers would not be hit.
The center of the storm passed south and spared the west coast of
Florida the worst. However, winds toppled trees, blew off roofs, and
caused other significant property damage in the Fort Myers area..
Official local statistics were not gathered, since Page Field had to close ..-_---
down when the facility's communications and instruments failed during
the hurricane.
Approximately 400 people, refugees from surrounding areas such as
Fort Myers Beach, weathered the storm in the Lee County Courthouse. --
Fortunately, no one died in the storm.
For a time, Fort Myers was cut off from the rest of the world because -- -_.-
all utilities were out. But by September 22, electrical power had been -..L
restored to the area and the hurricane had moved west over the Gulf of
Mexico.
Walk down to Victoria and Broadway and imagine when the view
offered a turkey farm and a clear view to downtown.
Then walk the short distance to the Southwest Florida Museum of
History at 2031 Jackson Street to learn more about the storms that have Today Victoria and Broadway is a built-out business block and the Caloosahatchee River seems a
made history and memories. world away
While there, ask about volunteer opportunities and be sure to see Clyde
Butcher's photographs, Big Cypress Swamp and the Western Everglades, on exhibit until October 2.
For information, call 321-7430 or go to swflmuseumofhiston).com. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.
Continue your research at the Southwest Florida Historical Society, 10091 McGregor Boulevard. Call 939-4044 or drop by on Wednesday or Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon.


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Contributing Writers


Jennifer Basey
Kimberley Berisford
Suzy Cohen
Ed Frank
Max Friedersdorf
Priscilla Friedersdorf
Jim George
Dr. Dave Hepburn


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Audrey Krienen
Scott Martell
Capt. Matt Mitchell
Patricia Molloy
Laura Zocki Puerto
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Terri Blackmore
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Production Manager
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Graphic Arts/Production
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Brian Johnson


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Edison and Ford families enjoyed shelling on Fort Myers and Sanibel beaches
Home School Class: Space and Rockets, is slated for September 24, 1 p.m.
Home schooled students will study the planet Earth and its galaxy as they explore
the solar system and create their own "rocket." The programs follow the Lee County
mandated program and addresses environmental science, history and reading SOLS.
Pre-visit curriculum materials will be mailed to registered families. Registration is
required. Cost for members is $5; non-members $15 (one adult, one child); plus $5
per additional child.
Quilting and Stitchery Demonstration will be on September 25 from 10 a.m. to 1
p.m.
Quilters from the Southwest Florida Quilter's Guild and members of the Southwest
Embroidery Guild will demonstrate quilting and stitching and will be available to answer
questions on techniques and care. In the early 1900s Henry Ford collected, celebrated
and displayed quilts and other historical objects. The demonstration is free with the
purchase of an Estates Home and Garden Tour ticket.
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Young Inventor's Program

Edison & Ford Young Inventor's Program and new homeschool classes. The
September schedule of activities includes:
Young Inventor's Program, Saturdays at 1 p.m.
This offers families an interactive, hands-on inventions experience focusing on chil-
dren's science activities including the Ford assembly line, the incandescent light bulb,
creating rubber and the history of the phonograph. Due to limited space, the tour will
be on a first come first served basis and includes admission to the lab and museum.
Estates members free; $12 adults, $5 children ages six to 12 and free to five and
under.
A new exhibit, Discovering Southwest Florida with Thomas Edison and Henry Ford,
opens September 2 at Southwest Florida International Airport
The exhibit features a collection of historic photographs of Edison and Ford's favor-
ite pastimes in southwest Florida accompanied with contemporary photographs and
artifacts from the estates collection.
Behind the Scenes Lab Tour for Estates Volunteers is scheduled for September 15
at 9:30 a.m.
Volunteers are invited to a special tour of the Edison Botanic Research Lab, where
curatorial staff will present new lab findings discovered while moving artifacts into the
visible storage area in the museum. The tour will include a walk inside the visible stor-
age area. Registration is required.
The Edison Inventors Association monthly meeting is September 15 at 7 p.m. The
organization serves the inventors in the community by providing education and net-
working opportunities. For more information contact 275-IDEA (4332).
The Sneak Peek Tours return on Thursdays from September 16 through October
28 at 9:30 a.m.
Visitors will have a behind-the-scenes tour of the Edison and Ford homes. These
unique tours are offered at no cost to members and $40 for non-members. Due to the
intimate nature of the tours, space is limited and registration is required.


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T~he Edison & Ford Winter Estates,
Located at 2350 McGregor
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Day, Monday, September 6 from 9 a.m.
until 5:30 p.m. Programs include:
*Estates new Young Inventor's
Program at 1 p.m., offering families an
interactive, hands-on inventions experi-
ence focusing on children's science activi-
ties
*Tours throughout the day of the
homes, garden and lab of the two inven-
tors
*Museum demonstrations throughout
the day include the Edison phonograph
every half hour, and other museum pre-
sentations including antique cars and the
Edison Research Laboratory.
Estates members are free. In addition
to providing the opportunity to explore
the winter retreats of Thomas Edison and
Henly Ford, the site also offers opportu-
nities for the public to enjoy its park-like
environment for special events, weddings,
corporate functions, and art and musical
presentations as well as educational pro-
grams throughout the year.
The estates is open daily from 9 a.m.
to 5:30 p.m. For additional information
call 334-7419 or visit the web site at
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Rotino Center

Marketplace
The Rotino Center in Cape Coral
is hosting an indoor marketplace
Free to the public on Saturday
September 11. Vendor tables are $20
each. Vendor set-up starts at 7:30 a.m.
The public will be able to shop for
household items, jewelry and arts and
crafts. Call 574-0807 for more informa-
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St a grand opening on Wednesday,
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most importantly, displayed how it is bet-
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helping low and middle income families.
Known for his agency's tireless work
in reaching out to Lee County s most
impoverished and vulnerable citizens,
sif uhtiv Dr ects oReve snodu rea rSu rz
f'mniue c n is1:sand houshl di mrs for
disasters and other life-altering situations.
Reflecting on the current difficult
economic times, Reverend Suarez said,
"Now, more than ever before, lower and
middle income families need to stretch
their budget in order to meet their basic
needs. The store's excellent low prices
will help them to do this."
The store will also serve as an on-the-
Job training site for youths involved in
Nation's programs, and proceeds from
sales will help fund the agency's summer
camp, its scholarship fund, and cover
some operating expenses.
Nations Association Charities was
founded in 1978 and provides for the
immediate needs of individuals and helps
lead them on the road of self-sufficiency.
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A Coastal Clean-up crew
Understanding the problem is the key to finding long-lasting solutions.
The Coastal Clean-up is a way to get involved locally with an international effort, in
which thousands of individuals are working together to clean up their shores, and have
fun in the process.
Call Dee for more information at 472-2329 or just report at 9 a.m. on September
18 to the SCCF Nature Center at 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road or Captiva Kayak at
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Monday, September 6. The Solid Waste and Utility Billing offices will be closed
on that day. Residential and commercial customers will be serviced one day later.
Residential curbside and commercial recycling will be serviced one day later. Piles of
yard waste, junk and appliances will be serviced one day later. If you have any qlues-
tions concerning your service, call the City of Fort Myers Solid Waste Division at
321-8050.4


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On Saturday, September 18, hundreds of thousands of people will descend on
beaches, bays, and rivers all over the world to remove trash and debris on
land and under the water. Volunteers of all ages, from every continent, will
form the largest one-day volunteer event on behalf of clean oceans and waterways
- Ocean Conservancy's International Coastal Clean-up.
At the local level, SCCF (Sanibel-Conservation Foundation) will coordinate
the clean-up on the beaches of Sanibel and Captiva, working with the Ocean
Conservancy, Keep Lee County Beautiful, and the City of Sanibel.
What makes the International Coastal Clean-up unique is its data collection compo-
nent. Volunteers record specific types of marine debris being found, allowing Ocean
Conservancy to compile, analyze and track this data year-by-year and make discoveries
about the behaviors that cause the debris. The final information is used to educate the
public, business, industn), and government officials about the problem.


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The Edison
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week for lunch, din-
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9348 or go to www.
edisonfl.com.
For only $14.99, Have your car serviced by the experienced staff at NAPA
the experts at NAPA Autocare Center in downtown Fort Myers. Pictured are Chad
AutoCare Center in Henderson, store manager, and Greg McNeely, co-owner
downtown Fort Myers
will give your car an
oil change, lube, oil filter and maintenance inspection. The auto center is also offering
car alignment for only $79.99. Both specials run through the month of September.
NAPA AutoCare is operated by A.J. Auto & Fleet Semvice, which has been family-
owned for over 11 years. It is AAA approved, offers free courtesy shuttle service and
a 12 month/12,000 mile parts and labor nationwide warranty. The experienced
mechanics at NAPA AutoCare can work on all makes and models.
NAPA AutoCare Center is located at 2345 Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard, Fort
Myers. It is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 334-3575 or go
to www.NapaAutoCareSWF~com.


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Cheer on the Gators every Saturday at The Edison Restaurant & Bar

On Saturday, September 4, get your Gator on at The Edison Restaurant
& Bar. The season opener kicks off at 12 p.m. when the University of
OFlorida's Gators face Miami of Ohio.
For the past two years,The Edison has been the official Southwest Florida Gator
Club headquarters and will continue to support Gator fans. Every Saturday throughout
the season, Gator games will be shown on the big screens, and there will be drinks,
food, live entertainment, and prizes.
The Edison s Chandelier Bar is a sport fan's dream with numerous large plasma
televisions. Kick back inside the cool comfort of the bar or step outside and watch the
game on the Edison s patio overlooking the Fort Myers Golf Course.
Don t forget to eat something while you are sipping Swamp Juice. The Edison
offers a full rage of appetizers, sandwiches, pizzas, and home-style comfort food.







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The European-style bistro serves lunch Just click on the logos surrounding
Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to the front page.
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tapas and drink specials on Tuesday through Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m. Dinner service
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Steve Romaine presents a check to the Edison Sailing Center


Prospective sailing students
can contact Russ and Stephanie
Webb at the Edison Sailing
Center, 2000 West First Street,
downtown Fort Myers or by
calling 454-5114. Requests for
youth sailing grants will be for-
warded to CMCS.
The CMCS is one of the
largest and oldest sailing clubs
in Southwest Florida. The
unusual name came from an
effort to make it obvious that it
is not a "knife and fork yacht
club" but a group of offshore
sailors who want to race, cruise
and explore the coasts of
Florida, the Keys, the Tortugas
and the Bahamas.
CMCS is located at the Cape
Coral Power Squadron, 917 SE
47th Terrace, Cape Coral. For
more information, call
267-2538 or go to
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Vice Commodore Steve Romaine with some of the students of Edison Sailing Center


the Caloosahatchee Marching and
Chowder Society (CMCS), presented
the Edison Sailing Center (ESC) with a
$3,500 check at the club's August meet-
ing. The grant money goes toward local
students who attended ESC's summer
sailing camps. On the same evening,
West Marine presented ESC with a check
for $400.
During classes, students learn the funda-
mentals of sailing or improve skills already
learned. Taught by U.S. Sailing Association certified instructors, they learn how to rig,
launch and sail the boat by themselves. Students are taught how to capsize and right
the boat as well as safety on the water in all types of boats.
ESC's youth sailing camps are open to children eight years old and up. Four ses-
sions are offered each summer at a cost of $200 per child. Through member dona-
tions and sponsorships of its annual Summerset Regatta, CMCS was able to pay for
11 students to attend this year.
To be a sponsor for the 45th annual Summerset Regatta (October 15-17), contact
Steve Romaine at 267-2538 or at sromaine297@yahoo.com. The sponsorship dead-
line is September 21.


Thank You Letters To sailing Club


students gain sailing skills and learn good boating
etiquette


Dear Mr. and Mrs. Thiele and CMCS

memaers you very much for giving my
brother and me sailing scholarships. I
have had a terrific time learning how to
sail! I have also learned how to tie a fig-
ure-eight knot and a square knot to stop
some of the lines on the boat. Learning
how to capsize the boat was also really
fun, scaly but fun. The first time that
I ever capsized I was petrified and the
second time was even worse, but after
the next few days and a few more times
capsizing, I feel like an old pro.
I want to thank you for opening a
new door for me and introducing me
to the world of sailing. Sailing is a thou-
sand times better than video games! I
can t wait to become a member of the
sail boating club or even the racing club.
There was also a power boating class I
took during the week and I hope I can
get both licenses to ride and operate both
kinds of boats. I also made a lot of new
friends at the sailing camp. Thank you so
much for giving us a scholarship to learn
how to sail.

SKel Icerner, age 13


Dear Mr. and Mrs. Thiele and CMCS
me ,old like to thank you for the sailing
scholarship to the Edison Sailing Center.
During the past week, I have been having
so much fun sailing and learning how to
rig up the boats and put them out on the
water. One day the water was so glassy,
that when I was out sailing I felt so free,
without a care in the world! It was such
a good feeling, listening to the water and
having the sun beam down on me. .
I have made new friends and can t
wait to join the racing club. During the
past week, I have also taken a power
boating course. Last Thursday, I took my
test and sent it in to the Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission in Tallahassee,
Florida, where I hope to receive my boat-
ing license. I am very grateful that you
paid for this excellent sail boating course.
Once again, thank you so much.
Sincerely,
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New Hybrid Truck
The truck is a Peterbilt Model 320
equipped with Eaton Corporation's
hydraulic launch assist system (HLA). It is
the first hybrid hydraulic recycling truck in
the state of Florida. The vehicle was pur-
chased through a grant provided by the
American Recoven; and Reinvestment
Act (ARRA) and the use of city funds.
The vehicle is designed to provide up
to 30 percent improvement in fuel
economy, 30 to 40 percent reduction in
emissions, and more than a 50 percent
reduction in brake wear when operating
in fuel economy mode. The truck will be
used daily to collect residential and com-
mercial recycling operations throughout
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8THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 3, 2010

Charity Of The Month Donation
Goes To PACE Center For Girls


Melissa Simontis, Stefanie Ink and Lynn Tarman of PACE Center for Girls
SIouthwest Florida air-conditioning and appliance firm Home-Tech donated $1,157
\in the names of its July customers to the PACE Center for Girls as part of the
~company s Charity of the Month program. This program donates a portion of
the price of new air conditioning units sold each month in customers' names rather
than sending the customer a corporate gift like it has done in past years. Entering
its second year of the Charity of the Month program, Home-Tech has given nearly
$12,000 to local charities located from Sarasota to Naples, in addition to the com-
pany's ongoing charitable giving and sponsorship of local charity events.
The PACE Center for Girls provides at-risk girls and young women an opportunity
for a better future through education, counseling, training and advocacy. In addition
to the Charity of the Month donation, Home-Tech also sponsored the organization's
Love that Dress event and donated a wine refrigerator for the fundraiser. Later this fall,
Home-Tech will be a gold sponsor of PACE's November luncheon.


PACE girls Gwenetha, Monica, Jasmine, Brittany with Chrissy Hollis of Home-Tech, her
daughters Kristy Rivera and Hannah, and PACE Board Member Christin Collins

"With two grown daughters, I've seen firsthand some of the challenges girls face
as they age, even if they have a strong support system at home," said Home-Tech
President and Founder Steve Marino. "Organizations like PACE are so important for
girls who don't have that support or are living in unbelievable circumstances, giving
them the confidence and skills they need to lead the best possible lives."O


Author To Speak At Shell Point


presentation by Sanibel author
h ul i nie atnCharles Sobczak, sponsored by The
Academy at Shell Point. The event will
take place on Wednesday, September 8,
starting at 10 a.m. in the Grand Cypress Room located in The Woodlands neigh-
borhood in Shell Point Retirement Community.
Sobczak lives and writes on Sanibel Island, and in this presentation, he will share his
experience of living on Sanibel Island through his recently published book Living on
Sanibel: A Nature Guide to Sanibel and Captiva Islands. The event is free, however,
space is limited. If you would like to sign up for this presentation, or for more informa-
tion, call 454-2054.
"We have such a beautiful environment here in Southwest Florida with so much to
see and interact with," said Teri Kollath, manager of Academy and Volunteer Services.
"I am so happy that Mr. Sobczak will help us focus on the unique richness that sur-
rounds us with the in-depth look that his book provides."
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leaders from the Church of the Messiah, Westerville, Ohio


Builders Care recently partnered
mission trip through the Church
of the Messiah UMC from Westerville,
Ohio to paint three homes in Southwest
Florida. This group travels twice a year
to perform community service projects
throughout the eastern United States.
This summer's mission trip brought
them to the Harlem Heights community
in South Fort Myers where they part-
nered with Builders Care, United Way
and the Harlem Heights Improvement
Association. During the day the 18 high
school students and six adults worked

Food Bank s

Hybrid Trucks
Will Be On View
At GreenMarket

will be showcasing two 24-foot
hybrid refrigerated trucks, obtained
through a grant from the Kresge
Foundation, at the Alliance for the Arts'
GreenMarket on Saturday, September
11, from 8 a.m. to noon.
The food bank is hoping to fill the
trucks that day with non-perishable food
donated by those attending. The first
50 people to donate will receive a free
GreenMarket shopping bag.
Chefs Reiner Dlygala and Heath
Higginbotham of Bistro 41, along with
guest chefs, will be on site cooking with
local ingredients. They are supporting the
effort to fill the trucks by offering their
special dishes in exchange for nonperish-
able food items. GreenMarket vendors
will donate fresh produce and other
food items for the dishes eing prepared.
Everyone who brings a food donation will
receive a ticket for a chance to win a $25
gift certificate to Pizza Fusion.
Special activities will be offered for
children that day by the Story Lady of the
Southwest Florida Historical Society. Live
music will also be provided.
Each of two hybrid refrigerated trucks
will be able to collect and distribute
20,000 pounds of food each week for
Harry Chapin Food Bank partner agen-


hard painting homes, and at night they
spent time with host families from the
Wesley Memorial United Methodist
Church in Fort Myers.
Sherwin-Williams provided all of the
paint to complete the three homes. The
homes were painted in just four days.
Additional materials were provided by
Scott Paint Corporation.
Recipients included a Lee County
School District employee and two other
local families in need.
"We are grateful to our volunteers
who traveled from Ohio to help out local
families in need," said Heidi Taulman,


Builders Care executive director. "We
appreciated their generosity and hard
work. "
Builders Care is headquartered at the
Lee BIA offices at 4210 Metro Parkway,
Suite 100, Fort Myers FL 33916.
Donations can be made online at www.
LeeBuildersCare.org, or to the Builders
Care general fund at BB&T (formerly
Colonial Bank) Page Field branch at
4959 South Cleveland Avenue in Fort
Myers. For more information call 938-
0056.0


One of two hybrid trucks the Harry Chapin Food Bank is using to collect and distribute
food. The trucks were obtained through a grant from the Kresge Foundation.


cies in Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Hendly,
and Glades counties. They can distribute
more than two million pounds of food
(with a food value of $3.3 million) to the
hungry in Southwest Florida each year.
The hybrid trucks were awarded
through the 2009 Kresge Foundation
Vehicle Purchase Grant Loan; the trucks
have a combined value of $268,808
and are already in use. In addition to the
loan, the Kresge Foundation is provid-
ing $128,195 (nearly 50 percent of the
vehicle price) to support the operational
costs of the two vehicles for a year. This
portion of the award supports the costs
associated with the driver's salary, fuel,
insurance, and other related expenses.
The purpose of the Kresge Grant is to
provide the food bank with a low interest,


four-year loan. The first year of the loan
is interest free and eventually graduates to
a 4 percent loan by the fourth and final
year. In an effort to procure the funds
necessary to satisfy the terms of the loan
as quickly as possible, the Harry Chapin
Food Bank is reaching out to its loyal
donors and any potential funders to help
assist in this project.
The Kresge Grant means that every
dollar raised by the food bank is effec-
tively matched 50 percent. For support-
ers interested in sponsoring the total costs
of one vehicle ($134,404 per truck) the
food bank will consider naming rights.
In addition to impact that these hybrid
vehicles will have upon food distribution,
they also serve to protect the environ-
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Builders Care Partners W~ith Ohio

Mission Group To Paint Homes In Lee County


2345 Dr Mari
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ALL FAITHS UNITARIAN CONGREGATION
275 oMcGreugor ouh eva FoFrt ster
Estates; 2 miles North of Colonial Boulevard)
Minister: the Reverend Dr. Wayne Robinson
Suhr ay service 1 a.m.
Adult Ed. Worksho s: 10 a.m.
Phone: 226-0900 P
Email: allfaithsuc@embarqmail.com

bEB IE W W. itL AITH -UC.ORGAN-
NUNCIATION GREEK
ORTHODOX CHURCH
8210 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers
t s endFr.iAthan sios9Michalos
Orthro Servie Sunay 9a
Divine Liturgy Sunday 10am
Fellowship Programs, Greek School,
2Suday1-Sc~h90ol, Community Night
BETH SHILOH MESSIANIC
SYNAGOGUE.
15675 McGre or Boulevard. 437-3171
Rabbi: Judah Hungerman
Friday Service, 8 p.m.

taubrbda Scehrl edturay mMornin
Adult Hebrew Classes
Bleas~e c I fo~r informt onR Sull program.
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.
Nursery available
CYPRESS LAKE BAPTIST CHURCH:
8400 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers,
481-5442
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.
CYPRESS LAKE
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH:
8260 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 481-
3233; Clint Cottrell, pastor
Sunday services:
Traditional, 8 and 11 a.m.;
Contemporary, 9:30 a.m.
Children's Church K4J (Kids for Jesus)
9:45 a.m.
CYPRESS LAKE
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
OUTREACH MINISTRIES:
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 8:45 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
Estates.
Sunday Morning Service and Sunday
School, 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Evening Testimony Meeting
7:30 p.m.
Child care provided at all services.
Visit our Reading Room for quiet study at:
2281 W First Street, River District
www.spirituality~com and www.christian-
science.com
FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE:
13545 American Colony Boulevard (off
Daniels Parkway in the Colony), Fort
Myers, 936-2511
Pastor: Rev. Joey Brummett
Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.; Morning
Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening, 6
p.m.; Wednesday Family Night, 7 p.m.
FORT MYERS CHRISTIAN CHURCH
(DISCIPLES OF CHRIST) A STEPHEN
MINISTRIES CONGREGATION
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
997-2846
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.
IONA-HOPE EPISCOPAL
CONGREGATION:
9650 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers,
454-4778
The Rev. Dr. John S. Adler, pastor
Weekly services:
Saturday 5 p.m., Eucharist with Healing
Sunday 8 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite One
9:30 a.m., Family Eucharist with Healing
and Church School
Tuesday 9:30 a.m., Morning Prayer (in
Spanish); Wednesday 9:30 a.m., Eucharist
with Healing
Child care available at Saturday 5 p.m. and
Sunday 9:30 a.m. services.
JESUS THE WORKER
CATHOLIC CHURCH:
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,
218-8343
Pastor Randy and Anita Thurman
Sunday Service, 10:30 a.m.
All are welcome.
LAMB OF GOD LUTHERANIEPISCOPAL
CHURCH:
Corner Cypress View Drive and Koreshan
Boulevard, Three Oaks area, Fort Myers
267-3525
Walter Fohs, pastor; Becky Robbins-
Penniman, associate pastor
Sunday worship services:
Early Grace Traditional, 8 a.m.


Awesome Grace Contemporary, 9 a.m.
Classic Grace Traditional, 10:30 a.m.
Sunday School God's Group, 8:45 and
10 a.m.
MESSIAH REFORMED CHURCH
Worship Gathering Sunday 10 a.m.
Pastor Alan Bondar
Fort Myers Villas Civic Association Bldg.
2306 Sunrise Blvd. Fort Myers, 33907
Phoneltext: 220-8519
website: messiahreformed.com
Bible Study Wednesday 6:30 p.m.
Fellowship Lunch Sunday noon
Teen Events Monthly
clwebsite for podcasts, special events, min-
istries, calendar, blogs, etc.
NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
OF FORT MYERS
16120 San Carlos Boulevard, Unit 10B
791-6908
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
Sunday.
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-
fortmyers.org
PEACE COMMUNITY CHURCH:
(Meets at Ft. Myers Beach Masonic Lodge)
17625 Pine Ridge Road, Fort Myers Beach
267-7400.
Pastors: Bruce Merton, Gail and RC
Fleeman
Traditional Worship 9:45 a.m.
Contemporary Worship 11:15 a.m.
Phone: 267-7400 Fax: 267-7407
Web site: peacecommunitychurch.com
e-mail: peacel265@aol.com
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.
274-0143
SAMUDRABADRA BUDDHIST
CENTER:
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.
MeditationlnFortMyers.org.
SOUTHWEST BAPTIST CHURCH:
16940 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers,
454-3336
Robert G. Kasten, Pastor
Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m.
Nursery available
9:45 a.m. Sunday School for all ages
Junior Church grades one to five
Wee Church Pre-K to K
Evening Service 6 p.m.
Wednesday Service 6 p.m.
ST. COLUMBKILLE
CATHOLIC CHURCH:
12171 lona Road, Fort Myers, off
McGregor and north of Gladiolus.
489-3973
Father Joseph Clifford.


Weekly masses:
Monday through Saturday 8 a.m.
Weekend masses: Saturday 3 and 5 p.m.;
Sunday: 7, 9,11, and 5:30 p.m.
Reconciliation is available at the church on
Saturday at noon and by appointment
SAINT JOHN THE APOSTLE
METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCH
3049 Mcgregor Boulevard, Fort Myers,
344-0012
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
239-939-4711, www.smles.org
Wednesday Fellowship: 5:30 p.m.
Dinner $5, 6:15 p.m. bible studies
Worship: Saturday, 5:30 p.m.,
Sunday 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.rn. with 9:15
a.m. adult and children's Bible Study, plus
marriage enrichment studies. Divorce Care
on Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
During Lent: Wednesday worship
noon and 6:15 p.m.
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,
10:30 a.m.
Religious Education Classes, Midweek,
Grades 2-7, Wednesday, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Preschool Classes, Monday through Friday
Confirmation Classes, Wednesday,
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. to noon
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.
Reverend Nadine
Spiritual Recovery, Wednesdays 10 a.m.
Healing Service, Wednesdays 11 a.m. and
Friday 6:30 p.m.
Sunday Worship Services, 11 a.m.
Call for information 481-5535.
THOMAS A. EDISON
CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
1619 Llewellyn Drive Fort Myers
Just off McGregor across from the Edison/
Ford Winter Estates
Senior Minister: Douglas Kelchner
Traditional Worship Sunday's 10:15 a.m.
Website: www.edisonchurch.org
Phone: 334-4978
UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST
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
10:30 a.m.
For information on all church events call
56 1-2700 or visit www. uucf m.org.
continued on page 11





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The Story of India Lecture Series
Se~ptemlbe~r 7, 1-), 21, andl 38 at 10 a.mn. The \\'oodllands~ at She~ll Point


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Point Tour & Presentation
Tuesday September 7, 14, 21, and 28 10 a.m.
Wednesday September 8, 15, 22, and 29 10 a.m.
llP IN~T Join us for a group presentation about the Lifestyle and Lifecare e; ..I .Ik .r -I-!eII
Point followed by a narrated bus tour of the community. Light re' !,. I-!-!r !-r ;- !II 1.
served. Space is limited. Call (239) 466-113 1 to reserve your places.

Living Sanibel: A Nature Guide to Sanibel & Captiva Islands
\\'edinesdiia), SepFtember 8 at 10 a.m. The Woodlands at Shell Point
Sanibel Author Charles Sobczak will share his experience of living on Sanibel and review
his most recent book, Living Sanibel: A Nature Guide To Sanibel & Cagtiva Islands. Signed
books will be available for purchase, and the presentation is free to attend, but space is
limited. Call (239) 454-2054 to reserve you seat.

|Sland Life Presentation
)cc~ Friday, September 17 at 10 a.m. The Woodlands at Shell Point
Kristie Anders, Education Director for Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundat!r, -! ;. II .te i rl!u
perfect mix of information and experience about island life. After all, she lives on North capuva
AI Island and works on Sanibel Island. Come hear what you want and need to know about island
I!~re, see footage of Kristie and those she lives near, and even hear about what it was like on her barrier
i .I nd during Hurricane Charley. Space is limited, so call (239) 454-2054 to hold your spot.

Paul Galbraith in Concert
Tuesday, September 28 at 7 p.m. The Island at Shell Point
Internationally renowned as a brilliant innovator of the classical guitar, Paul Galbraith has been
working since the 1980s towards expanding the technical limits of his instrument. By exchanging
the traditional guitar for the eight-string Brahmas Guitar, which he helped to develop Galbraith
found the ideal instrument to interpret the challenging classical transcriptions from his highly
personal repertoire. Tickets are $15 each. Call (239) 454-2067. ***


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Democratic
Women's Club

will hold its monthly meeting on
Saturday, September 11, at the
Royal Palm Yacht Club, 2360 West
First Street, Fort Myers (from McGregor
Boulevard, turn toward the river on
West First Street, one block north of the
Edison and Ford Estates).
Ranger Cindy Carter of the Lee
County Parks and Recreation Department
will be the speaker. She will talk about
National Recreation and Park Association
summer programs across the country,
places to visit here in Lee County and the
latest updates on the oil spill in this area.
The luncheon meeting runs from
10:30 a~m. to 1 p~m. The luncheon price
is $18. Guests are welcome.
To make a reservation call 466-8381.
More information about the club is avail-

From page 9

Hybrid Trucks
ment by reducing harmful emissions and
pollutants and a substantial reduction in
fuel costs.
To support this project send a check
t~ootu Hany Chapin Fooddpanik of
"Hybrid Trucks" somewhere on the
check. You may also go to www.har-
rychapinfoodbank~org and click on the
Donate button and enter "Hybrid Trucks"-
in the Purpose field,
From page 10
Churches/Temples
UNIT SOF cGN10TA SPRINGS:
Healing Circle 11 a.m.
Hospitality and Fellowship, 11 a.m.
Inspiring lesson, uplifting and dynamic
music, meditation in a loving environment.
Service held at 28285 Imperial Street,
Bonita Springs. Call 947-3100.
WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH*
9065 Ligon Court, Fort Myers, across
from HealthPark Hospital, 481-2125
Pastor: Interim Pastor Dr. Luder Whitlock
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:
740 WnkI sr StdFort HMesers'
Sunday Services: 8 a.m. traditional;
9:30 a.m. contemporary; 11 a.m. blendings.
Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.w



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will be minimal after the Labor Day holi-
day weekend passes.
September was traditionally the slow-
est month for business in our area but
every year more and more anglers are
catching on that it's a great month to be
out on the water.
Capt. Matt Mitchell moved to Sanibel
in 1 980 and has fished local waters for
more than 25 years. He now! lives in St.
James City and has woorked as a back
country fishing guide for more than 10
years. If you have comments or ques-
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12 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 3, 2010

Snook Season

May Open
After All
by Capt.
Matt Mitchell

tI lok ik
might get a
snook season this
year after all.
The Florida
Fish and Wildlife
.m R c r a eauRsearc I s iute'
ated the snook
population, will
recommend to the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission to reopen snook season
September 17. However, the com-
mission. in making the final decision
September 16, may choose one of the
other options offered to be more precau-
tionaly.
The commission may also implement
a different strategy for the two coasts of
Florida. I think the increase in cost of a
snook stoami thi $0 from only $2 could
aSnook fishing has been the best action
with fish feeding well on both tides. The


be hes an r sss allkh s

week. Snags, rock ledges
and downed trees on the
beach side had good num-
bers of snook with most
of the fish in the 20- to
26-inch range. Live baits
thrown right up on the
beach drew strikes almost
every cast.
Pass fishing was good
this week too with all our
area passes loaded with
linesiders. Bouncing live
boo whdilg nri ti tthee
passes caught some real
monster snook this week.
Tom Desantos of St.
James City landed his
personal best last week,
a 20-pound-plus, 40-inch
snook. Snook over 30
inches have been pretty
common in and around the
passes with a few each trip
coming boatside. During
the same trip, Desantos
caught lots of smaller snook Tom Desantol
dedfis whIldrif fingd
the passes. The start of the incoming tide
was the best bite.


s from St. James City with a 40-inch snook caught


Fishing docks around Redfish and
Captiva passes on the end of the outgo-
ing tide until the incoming tide really got
moving was simply combat fishing at its
finest. One morning this week, fishing
with Gilley Russell from Lake Placid, we
simply could not pull one of these big fish
out from under a dock. Just about very
dock we fished around the passes was
good for a few drag-screaming bites. Big
pinfish hooked in the tail on heavy spin-
ning tackle pitched under the docks were
quickly inhaled by snook.
The passes and beaches also held
good numbers of trout. The trout fed best
on smaller pinfish and whitebaits. Trout
to 20 inches were common with Gilley
Russell getting the biggest one of the
week on my boat. It measured 24 inches.
Pods of small bait could be found all
week on the bay side of Captiva. Feeding
birds gave away the location of these bait
Schools and made for non-stop action on
trOut, ladyfish and jacks. Small free-lined
shiners and jigs caught fish cast a ter cast.
Keep your eyes on the birds and watch
for the fish busting the surface. This is
great action and enough to keep evely-
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favor ethmonth tofsh my answer hing
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care for native and migratory wildlife from the Gulf Coast of Florida. The hospital
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CROW Case Of The Week:

Lau ghing G ull
by Brian Johnson

August 11 brought probably the strangest "rescue" of the
One o h RW tf ebes onFreln
.r alredte m ftedical staff that loca con oh man ena uncedrir
wasee theamdingl down thet dvway wtha lauhn gullo pitnanced to
tasheadn ontediea ihaluhn ulpne oh front grill.
The bird was positioned face first as the maintenance truck
pulled up to the hospital.
SThe driver said he had just accidentally hit the bird on Sanibel-
Captiva Road, very near the clinic, and decided it would be better
to drive the gull straight to the hospital rather than risk hurting
him further by trying to pull him out of the grill.
Fortunately the laughing gull was not wedged into the grill that far and was fairly
easily pried loose.
"The bird was remarkably alert," said Dr. Amber McNamara. "He had a fracture of
the right ulna, and a laceration around the left shoulder. There was swelling in his right
foot, and we found one of the small bones had been fractured there, too. He weighed
only 200 grams, which is light for a laughing gull.
Staff gave him arnica, pain medication, and Body Sore. With the injuries only a few
minutes old, the immediate treatment amplified the benefits.
Staff put a paper tape wrap on his wing to stabilize the fractured ulna.
The following morning he got a breakfast of fish, scrambled eggs and calcium sup-
plements. "All things considered, he looked pretty good," said Dr. Amber.
It took about a week of continued pain medications for the gull to start to put some
pressure on his injured foot. Staff changed his wrap, finding a callus forming at the
injury site on his wing. His weight skyrocketed to 285 grams from his generous diet of
smelt.
"He went into the bathtub every morning for a spa treatment of salt water, which
can be very beneficial to remove swelling, as well as comforting to a bird that normally
spends time in salt water said Dr. Amber.
On Day 14 they took his wrap off for good, and pretty soon the gull was talking a
lot in his cage, broadcasting his desire for a larger space.
CROW moved him into the shorebird cage with another gull (also healing a frac-
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Pickerelweed's bluish flowers beautify our area's ponds, wetlands, and ditches all year

by Gerri Reaves
P crelweed (Pontederia cor-
data) is a freshwater aquatic.
plant that blooms all year.
This maintenance-free, wildlife-
friendly native is a good choice for
water or butterfly gardens.
Planted on a pond bank, it will
stabilize the soil and filter pollution.
Its bright purple-blue spikes of
flowers are a common sight in
South Florida in freshwater wet-
lands, ponds, marshes, and even
ditches.
Numerous tiny two-lipped flowers
with spots of yellow or white bloom
in succession, from the bottom of
the spike to the top, over several
days, a characteristic that makes it a Pickerelweed's spikes of flowers attract butterflies
lovely long-lasting cut flower. and last for days as cut flowers
The flowers are butterfly and bee
attractors and the seeds are a food source for waterfowl as well as for people.
The tall foliage reaches up to five feet high in shallow water in full sun or partial
shade and provides cover for wildlife.
The large heart- or lance-shaped leaves can be up to eight inches across and more
than a foot long. The stems are thick and fleshy.
Pickerelweed is maintenance-free and will spread by creeping rhizomes. In a water
garden it can be kept in submerged pots for easy rearrangement.
Propagate by dividing the rootstock or growing from the seeds.
The plant's common name derives from the pickerel fish, which is known to use it
for cover.
Sources: Everglades Wildflowuers by Roger L. Hammer and A Gardener's Guide
to Florida's Native Plants.
Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create
a low-maintenance, drought-tolerant, hurricane- and pest-resistant South Florida
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Co Bnstuto, Morgant Stanley

Smith Barney, the Miami
Dolphins, Outback Steakhouse,
CRS Technology, Centuy Link,
Whole Foods, and others.
The Conservancy of
Southwest Florida and
Conservancy Nature Center -
are located in Naples, Florida
at 1450 Merrihue Drive, off
Goodlette-Frank Road at 14th
Avenue North.
For information call 239- .
262-0304 or visit the Web site
at www.conservancy.org.M

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crowd at the 2009 RedSnook Catch and Release
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Registration is still under way for the
RConservancy of Southwest Florida
210 RedSnook Catch and Release
Charity Tournament scheduled for October
1 to 3. This International Game Fish
Association certified tournament is open to
teams, individuals, corporate teams, female
anglers and junior anglers under age 16.
Several spots still remain. pr
Roland Martin, legendary angler and.. *
television host of the Fishing with Roland
Martin Showu, will again host the three-day Angler Roland Martin out on the water dur-
tournament. Wayne Meland, senior vice ing the 2009 RedSnook tournament
president of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
serves as chairman of the event. Last year the tournament netted more than $70,000
for the Conservancy of Southwest Florida.


The 2009 RedSnook Tournament helped fund a water quality study and its impact on
juvenile snook conducted by conservancy biologists Dr. Jeff Schmid, Melinda Schuman
and David Shindle
The RedSnook tournament benefits the water quality and estuary protection initia-
tives of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. According to the 2010 Event Chair
Wayne Meland, "Our water quality and the productivity of the gulf will be impacted for
some time to come by the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Unplanned adversities such
as these make the daily work of the conservancy, such as water quality programs and
protecting our estuaries, even more important."
The tournament will begin with a kick-off party, silent auction and live auction with
Roland Martin at 5:30 p.m. October 1 at the Naples Yacht Club. Anglers, sponsors
and guides will be attending. Competitors will launch from three locations in Naples,
Goodland and Chokoloskee, with competition scheduled on October 2 and 3 from
7 a.m. to 3 p.m. The tournament concludes with an awards ceremony at 6:30 p.m.
October 3 at Northern Trust.
Teams can register for the tournament at www.conservancy. org/redsnook.
Divisions include unguided general bait, guided general bait, unguided spin/plug and
guided spin/plug and fly. Registration is limited to the first 60 teams. For more infor-
mation, call 239-403-4200.-
Kuuctio Chaiar Jle uk r h fxie la su bonh rh l han mi icttioaiteg ros
donors who have contributed unique and exciting items and experiences for the auc-
tions." People interested in participating in the kick off and auction must pre-register
by contacting betsyg@conservancy.org.


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From page 1
lonaI-McGregor Fire District Food Drive


Commissioner Todd Taylor, firefighter Joe wise, Lt. Brian Tansey, firefighter Mark Odjick
and firefighter Rob Locke sort food donated to Harry Chapin Food Bank at lona-
McGregor Fire District Station 72
"We can provide $6 worth __
of food for every $1 donated,
so the food drive was a great
success," said Marta Hodson,
volunteer and special events
manger for Hary Chapin
Food Bank. "What a wonder-
ful event!"
The mission of the lona-
McGregor Fire District is to
protect the lives and property
of the community through
exemplary fire education,
prevention, suppression and
emergency rescue services
with professionalism, compas-
sion and integrity. The district
serves and protects more than
37,000 homes and businesses
within a 42-square-mile area.
For more information, visit Fire commissioner steve Barbosa staffed the food drive
www.ionafire.com.# collection site at lona-McGregor Fire District Station 73


Lt. Martin Palijan, left, shows a fire truck to Madison Whitten, 4, and her mother, Debbie
Breckley, at lona-McGregor Fire District Station 75, with the help of Fire Commissioner Bill
Lees
"The food drive was a great way for us to celebrate back to school and support the
great work of Hary Chapin Food Bank," said Fire Chief William Elliott. "We were also
happy to have people visit our stations and meet our firefighters.


Edison Estates Exhibit

NOW Open At International Airport

Estates exhibit, Discovering
Southwest Florida with
Thomas Edison and Henry Ford,
opened on September 2 at
Southwest Florida International
Airport. The exhibit is on the upper
level of the terminal in the East
Atrium.
The exhibit features a collection of
historic photographs of Edison and
Ford s favorite pastimes in Southwest
Florida accompanied with contempo-
rary photographs and artifacts from
the estates collection.
Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and
their families came to Southwest
Florida more than a hundred years
ago when Fort Myers boasted only
a few hundred families. They estab- Thomas Edison with pelican at Fort Myers estate
lished riverside neighboring estates,
a botanical laboratory and research gardens from 1885 through the 1930s. They
vacationed here and continued working on important projects. They also explored
Florida and enjoyed the beaches, waterways, fishing, hunting and visits from their
famous friends. In the process they contributed greatly to the history and development
of the region. In fact, Edison s quote, "There is only one Fort Myers and ninety million
people are going to find out" became reality as the area grew.
"The exhibit is a great opportunity to share Southwest Florida history and natural
resources with residents and visitors from all over the world," says Chris Pendleton,
president and CEO of the estates. "The Edison and Ford families enjoyed much of
what we enjoy today about Southwest Florida, fishing, shelling, boating, paddling, and
exploring."
For additional information call 239-334-7419 or visit the web site at www.efwefla.
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purchased at the door or at participating
sponsors.
On November 13 a Quick Draw paint-
ing completion will take place on the
beach and will have its own judges and
prizes as well as a children event.
Anyone willing to host a visiting art-
ist in their home during the competition
should call 463-3909 or email Michele
Buelow at kzooartist@sbcglobal .net.
The gallery is on Donora Street at the
blinking light off Estero Blvd. For more
information on any FMBAA activity see
the website www.fortmyersbeachart.com
or call the gallery at 463-3909.M


Wallake applies glazes in a way that
creates luminous colors that glow. She
is the author of Watercolor: Pour it on!
The daily demonstrations, group and
individual work, and one-on-one attention
from the instructor are the basis for this
fun workshop.
The cost is $275 for members and
$295 for non-members.
The Paint the Beach... Sandcastles to
Shrimpboats, a plein air festival on Fort
Myers Beach, is taking registrations from
artists now and information can be found
on www.fortmyersbeachart.com. This
event sponsored by Fort Myers Beach
Art Association, The Greater Fort Myers
Beach Chamber of Commerce and the


Fish Tale Marina starts on November 8
with a meet and greet at South Beach
Grille and continues until the last paint-
ing is taken down on November 14. It is
being held in conjunction with the Fort
Myers Beach Sandsculpting Competition.
The gala reception will be held in a
large festival tent in Santini Marina Plaza
on November 12 where the awards will
be handed out and music and refresh-
ments will be served. Greg Biolchini, PSA
master pastelist, will judge the plein air
event. Top prize is $1,000.
Art produced during the event will be
for sale until Sunday afternoon.
Tickets for the Awards Ceremony
and Collectors Preview Party can be


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Already booked for Jan-April-2011.
Offered for $879,000. Contact
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Great East End Location
Near beach...very secluded
on dead -end street.
Launch your kayak or
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Sanibel River and explore
the amazing wildlife. You'll
find lots of storage in this
3+car garage, 3 bedroom/2 bath home featuring beamed
ceilings, wide plank pine floors, fireplace, French doors
opening to screened porch, with sauna, and overlooking
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in very nice condition. Offered for $749,000. Contact Ken
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Offered for $197,500.
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Tropical Setting
Near beach homesite
located in the beach
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From page 1
Art W~clk
available at this location as well as but-
tons, maps and brochures
*HOWL Gallery: Micromentalists
exhibit featuring work by founding mem-
bers Patrick We, Bil DrummonWlc 11d
Steve Keene, Paul Nudd, James
Petersdn, and EriceDnoerD Aert ete

Opening of Forgotten Moments featuring
the fWlpaintings of artist cilGorge.

of NaSurallyhScn (igital ce~eningad
pr scsand c nvs)rfe during wildlf cand
and portraiture of SKS PhotoShoot.
*Space 39: Group art show.
Frd*othe th hligh (hillt bets I ee n he
Patio de Leon. Sista Sanjah (reggae) will
perform from 6 to 9 p.m.
Art Walk is held the first Friday of
every month from 6 to 10 p.m., It fea-
tures local and national artwork in the
downtown art galleries and several art
stops in the Fort Myers River District.
The evening culminates with an after

pat illlb~e hld ThSp~icit ombB ca us on
Hendly Street.
Always a collector s item, new Art
Walk buttons will be available at galleries
that night. Now, Art Walk has its own
shirt (in red or black), available for a $12
donation at the IberiaBank gallery show-
case during Art Walk.
A free shuttle service courtesy of
Select Transportation Inc., with stops
planned near the art venues, and park-
ing at the Harborside Event Center will
be available for Art Walk patrons. Shuttle
stops include The Oasis Condominiums,
Art of the Olympians and Enjewel on
First Street.
Spend a total of $100 or more dur-
ing the event at participating stores
and/or galleries and receive a free Art
Walk T-shirt, while supplies last. Present
receipts to claim shirt at IberiaBank that
niht oly.
niTh seasonal Saturday Art Fair will
return in the fall.
A map of Art Walk, transportation,
and parking will be distributed by par-
ticipating galleries. Art Walk is a rain or
shine event.
For more information on Art Walk, par-
ticipating galleries and links to gallery web-
sites, visit www. fortmyersartwalk. com.
Fort Myers Beach Art Association

FaIl FeS ivOI

Association continues its sum-
mer hours of 9 a.m. to noon
on Wednesday and Thursdays until
October 21 when the fall season opens
with the members' potluck dinner. The
hours will then be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Monday through Saturday and noon to
3 p.m. Sunday.
The fall member show will be on dis-
play in the gallery from October 15 until
November 12 and can be viewed during
gallery hours.
The season s first famous artist work-
shop is being held in November and
by special request is now a four-day
workshop with Jan Fabian Wallake from
November 15 to 18. This workshop is for
all levels.


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18 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 3, 2010

Local Teen

Aces ACT

School, is a member of an exclu-
sive group of high school students
with perfect ACT scores. Out of the 1.5
million students who took the exam,
Alex is in a group of one-tenth of one
percent who earned composite scores of
36 on the college entrance exam.
"Following in his brother Matthew's
footstaps bal sead ds otas ea eShmol.
Matthew, Canterbury Class of 2010, also
earned a perfect ACT score. He now
attends Cornell University," commented
Melissa Wilson, director of college guid-
ance at the local college preparatory
school.
Last year Alex received a first place
category award at the Edison Regional
Science Fair and helped his team win
third place at an international mathemat-
ics competition. Alex is also on the math
team and the school's award-winning
Model United Nations team where he
serves as deputy secretary general.
He is also a member of the school's
swim and track teams.
Last year, Alex received the Harvard
University Book Award for outstand-
SFu ma Schlar foromi schl sIn d
achievement, good citizenship and char-


Edison State Professors

Earn National Education Awards
Humanities Chairman Dr.
Russell Swanson and Chair
of Assessment and English
Professor Marty Ambrose were selected
for the National Institute for Staff and dy~~
Organizational Development (NISOD)
award.
"It is an honor for Edison State to have
such dedicated professors among its high-
caliber faculty," said Dr. Steve Atkins, vice
president of student and academic affairs.
"Both professors are dedicated to Edison
State s primary mission to inspire learn- Dr. Russell Swanson Marty Ambrose
ing and guiding students to reach their full
potential."
NISOD is dedicated to the professional development of faculty, administrators, and
staff. NISOD works toward the continued improvement of teaching and learning, with
the ultimate goal of student success.
Ambrose is a nearly 20-year faculty member at Edison State College, serves as the
chair of assessment and is a published novelist.
"Professor Ambrose is genuinely interested in giving her students the skills they
need to dissect literature for themselves," writes Dr. Wendy Chase, professor of
humanities in her nomination letter. "She creates a stimulating, intellectually rigorous
environment without the intimidation factor.
"Dr. Swanson remains a popular professor without sacrificing academic standards,
said Chase. "He has a reputation for being a tough grader who demands intellectual
rigor and participation from his students."
Since 1978 NISOD has emphasized the importance of teaching and leadership
excellence in institutions of higher education. The Excellence Awards tradition is a dis-
tinct privilege of honoring so many of the world s best in higher education.M


Alex Felock
acter. For maintaining at least a 3.7
GPA for the past four years, he received
the President's Award for Educational
Excellence.
As a long-time member of 4-H, Alex
has raised goats for the past six years. He
currently cares for 19 goats. He is also
an accomplished pianist and has played
since he was seven years old.
Fei ois t so e%.Brian and Leslie


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Hig h Tech Central
Offers Varle ty Of

Evening Classes

Stars and wish you could learn
how to dance? If so, High Tech
Central has a class for you Ballroom
Dancing. Have you always wanted to
make delicious (and beautiful) baked
goods? Now is your opportunity. Sign
up for the Let's Bake class.
There are also classes that will teach
you to repair your own vehicle, boat,
lawn mower or fix auto body damage.
Cut the cost of repairs around your house
by learning electrical, electronic, plumb-
ing, welding, or air conditioning skills.
Improve your computer skills by taking a
class in QuickBooks, Digital Design, or
Keyboarding.
Evening classes started August 31 and
most classes meet Tuesday and Thursday
from 6 to 9 p.m. for eight to 15 weeks.
Visit www.hightechcentral.org to
view the complete schedule, or for more
information about High Tech Central, call
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The ACT has four sections English,
mathematics, reading and science and
sake atbsou hre htohursAt comuple eriig
cmlet a ot oal witin test that
m qures an addpit oal 30mnutes
During registration, students may
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their score reports. ACT scores are
accepted by all four-year colleges and
universities across the United States. ACT
reports scores only when requested to do
so by the student.
T~he cost for the ACT test without
writing is $33. When combined with the
writing test, the cost is $48. Students
who qualify may apply for a fee waiver
through their high school counselor.
Log onto www.actstudent.org for
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College Grant Opportunity

For Community Service
SIouthwest Florida College announces a community service grant that encour-
~ages students to become more involved in volunteer service within the com-
~munity.
In partnership with the United Way of Southwest Florida, students may participate
in a service learning project at a non-profit agency. Southwest Florida College will then
award financial grants to students who complete at least 20 volunteer hours per month
atc ol nteeras vce dep cu community and enriches our students," said Dr.
Stephen Calabro, executive vice president at Southwest Florida College. "The college
is a major stakeholder in the local community to the extent that we influence positive
change, everyone benefits.-
Southwest Florida College is seeking corporate underwriters to help expand the
program. Business leaders interested in partnering with the college should contact
Diana Sabino, director of marketing and communications for Southwest Florida
College, by calling 939-4766 or mailing dsabino@swfc.edu.
Southwest Florida College is an accredited, private institution of higher learning that
is listening to employers and providing its students with lifetime career placement assis-
tance in today's most demanding career fields. The college is located in Fort Myers,
Tampa, Port Charlotte, and Bonita Springs and also includes the Institute of Interior
Design located within the Bonita Springs campus. For more information, call toll free
888-526-7973 or visit www.swfc.edu.0


FGCU Receives

Engineering
Accreditation

Whitaker School of Engineering's
baccalaureate degree programs
in bioengineering, civil engineer-

i ere Imenl aceied n the
Engineering Accreditation Commission
of Accreditation Board for Engineering
and Technology, Inc. ABET is the recog-
nized accreditor of college and university
programs in applied science, computing,
engineering, and technology.
Provost and Vice President for
Academic Affairs Ron Toll said, "Since
their inception in fall 2005, these
three programs have contributed to the
high level of quality for which the UA
Whitaker School of Engineering is more
widely becoming recognized.
"On behalf of the University commu-
nity, I wish to express our most sincere
congratulations to the dean of the Lutgert
College of Business Richard Pegnetter,
and the founding director of the UA
Whitaker School of Engineering Susan
Blanchard for their exceptional leadership
as well as all of our distinguished engi-
neering faculty and staff for contributing
to this significant achievement.
The accreditation extends retroactively
so that all of FGCU's engineering gradu-
ates now have ABET-accredited degrees.
The next general review will occur in
2015.
ABET is a not-for-profit organization
owned and operated by its more than 25
professional and technical member societ-
ies.


Registration For
October ACT Test
R registration is now open for the
< October 23 ACT achievement
I test. Students who wish to take
the college admission and placement
exam must register before September
17.
The ACT is a curriculum-based
achievement exam. It tests what students
have actually learned in school, not their
aptitude for learning. The ACT also mea-
sures what students need to know to be
ready for first year credit-bearing college
ordeasrdbased onsACdTnColleultReadinbess
tied directly to these consistent standards.





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Rock Shrimp Sauce With Jalapeio Hoe Cakes
trans fatty acid Og, cholesterol 188mg,
total carbohydrates 9g, protein 25g,
omega 3 fatty acid 1g
Jalapeno Hoe Cakes
2 cups self-rising cornmeal
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk
2 large eggs
1/3 cup jalapelio peppers, seeded and
chopped


butter or corn oil for frying
In a large bowl, mix together corn-
meal, sugar and salt. In a separate bowl,
beat the eggs and milk until well blended.
Add the wet mixture into the dry ingre-
dients and stir until just mixed and moist-
ened. Let the batter set for 10 or 15
minutes. Add oil to just cover bottom of
skillet then heat over medium-high heat.
Pour 1/ cup of batter for each hoe cake
into skillet. Cook 3 or 4 minutes until




Events And



~rgas even s, a~nd classes at the
r Jazz & Baton Thursdays from
6 to 6:45 p.m.
Dance Gymnastic Thursdays from
6:45 to 7:30 p.m. starting September
9. Fee is $30 per five weeks session; for
ages five to 15; instructor: Susan Katz
Home-school Recreational PE _
Tuesday from 1 to 2 p.m. starting
September 14. This an opportunity for
home-schooled children to get out, make
new friends and take part in physical
activities in a non-competitive environ-
ment. Cost is $10 for five sessions, ages
five to 16; instructor: Sandra Bates Call
the center for more information.
Yoga Tuesday to Thursday, 10 to 11
a.m. Learn how to manage a calm and
centered state through the ancient art of
yoga. No previous experience necessary;
instructor: Jennifer Luna. Fee $50 per
month. Starts in September.
Fun Days October 25 and 26
November 24 and January 21, from
7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; children can spend
a teacher in-service day with friends. Day
may include games, arts and crafts, inside
and outside activities and field trips. Call
the center for the day's itinerary. Fee
doesn t include trip cost (when appli-
cable). Pre-registration required. Cost $12
per day; ages six to 13.


tops are full of air holes; flip cake and
cook until golden brown. Drain on absor-
bent paper and serve warm.
Yield six servings
Nutritional value per serving: calories
202, calories from fat 70, total fat 8g,
saturated fat 2g, trans fatty acid Og, cho-
lesterol 58mg, total carbohydrates 28g,
protein 7g, omega 3 fatty acid Og
Look for Fresh from Florida ingredi-
ents at your grocery store.M


Fitness Classes Monday, Wednesday
and Friday, starting September 3; Cardio
Sculpt, nsr ctm Brandy awes ,F tn s1s0

o lu~b nec -6atftoe sch I program with
games, ackivities c uts pors cr fts n

learn the benefits of recreation, healthy
lifestyles teamwork, and caring for/
understanding the environment/nature.
Children participate in planned activities.
Club Rec is offered only on days when
school is in session that are not a county
holiday; for 2nd grade to 12 years old.
Session I August 23 to December
17; Session II- January 3 to June 10; fee,
$200 per school year.
isThhe Alva communtm an alfroard sale
a.m. to 1 p.m. To register for a table or
space, call 728-2882 and ask for Sandra.
Cost is $5 per space or $10 per table.
The Alva Community Center is located
at 21471 N. River Road, behind the Alva
Middle and Elementary schools.
For more information on programs,
events, classes, clubs and rentals, call the
center at 239-728-2882. Go to www.
leeparks.org to register for classes, pro-
grams or events. e



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dren were matched with Literacy Buddies
and there are currently 2,000 children
Fre oe infomation or to download

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Quickbooks

Seminar At FG CU
I orida Gulf Coast University's Small
SBusiness Development Center
S(SBDC) will host a four-week
QuickBooks Simple Start series from
2 to 5 p.m. on September 10, 17, 24
andthOcto enr 1 at Lutgert Hall #4201
on~~~~ -h mi aps
Cyrine Butler, certified QuickBooks
trainer and owner of DBL Accounting,
LLC, will teach the course. Butler teaches
the basic fundamentals and understanding
of QuickBooks. The 12-hour course pro-
vides hands-on training such as entering
sales information, paying bills, working
with bank accounts, tracking and pay-
ing sales tax and more. Attendees are
encouraged to bring their own laptops.
Butler has been in the accounting field
for over 25 years and has owned DBL
Accounting for two years.
Cost to attend the four-week series is
$199, and each attendee will receive a
certificate of completion. Reservations are
required and can be made online at www.
sbdeseminars.org or call 745-3700 for
more information.+-


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Florida

Rock Shrimp Sauce With
Jalapefio Hoe Cakes
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
3/4 cup dry white wine
1 10-ounce can cream of shrimp soup
1 pound peeled rock shrimp
1 tablespoon seafood seasoning
1/ teaspoon salt
1/ teaspoon black pepper
1/ cup half and half
V/2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, or to
taste
Jalapelio Hoe Cakes (recipe below)
1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
Heat the olive oil in a heavy skillet
over medium-high heat until hot. Add
garlic and saut& 1 to 2 minutes until
golden. Add wine to pan and stir in soup;
simmer 3 minutes stirring until smooth.
Sprinkle shrimp with seafood seasoning
and remaining 1/ teaspoon each of salt
and pepper. Add shrimp to sauce mixture
and cook 2 to 3 minutes until opaque
and cooked through. Slowly stir in half
and half and lemon juice. To serve, spoon
over Jalapeno Hoe Cakes and sprinkle
with chives.
Yield four servings
Nutritional value per serving, Shrimp
Sauce only: calories 295, calories from
fat 122, total fat 14g, saturated fat 4g,


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E rlY LO F Grfn I
COO ?ion Seeks

' Literacy Buddles'

W haii o tcol ell aa c Id ind
VVand write just by sending them
a book and a letter? You can. The Early
Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida
is continuing its program, Literacy
Buddies, and is need of buddies, or vol-
unteers.
A Literacy Buddy agrees to receive let-
ters from a child in an early learning facil-
ity served by the Early Learning Coalition.
The B dy, will inbturn, sen a ltr

rsponse.hTqhi ech ngeowillisake place
three times over the course of a school
year. The purpose is to teach children
about correspondence, communication
and instill appreciation of reading. For
some of children, this provides the only
opportunity to have books of their own
at home.
In nearly every case the child's com-
munication skills are positively impacted
and visible via letters and verbal com-
munication changes. Participants can be
directly involved in enriching the lives of
many children.
"Exposure to attentive buddies who
respond to the child s interests has
resulted in significant improvements in
writing skills and curiosity about the world
Cf b tle and interesting str es), said Jill
Literacy Buddies has been in existence
for two years. In the past year 1,100 chil-





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TO ps 1 00, 000 F or 1 5th Str aig ht Yeor
by Ed Frank

Miracle baseball team has drawn more than 100,000
fans to Hammond Stadium, a sure sign that minor league
baseball is alive and prospering in our area.
Despite a rainy summer that resulted in several rainouts, the
Miracle had drawn 108,308 fans (63 home games) through
Sunday. And with three home games remaining this week, the
Miracle could match or top last season's mark of 115,361.
This was the 19th season that the Miracle has been based in
Fort Myers. Nearly every year, the local team is near the top in
attendance in the 12-team Florida State League. Presently the
team ranks fourth.
These strong attendance figures parallel a recent report by Minor League Baseball
President Pat O'Connor that showed an increase of nearly 950,000 fans over the
2009 season. Through June of this year, the minors had drawn 21,453,678 fans.
Eleven of the 15 minor league teams have experienced increased attendance.
While Minor League baseball once was considered strictly as the player develop-
ment arm of Major League baseball, it now is operated as a serious business.
In a recent article in Sports Business Journal, Mary Goldklang, chairman of the
Goldklang Group that owns four minor league teams that includes the Miracle, said
there is a far more serious tenor behind the scenes.
"It's night and day from what is was. We spend a lot more time these days at
league meetings talking about marketing issues as opposed to the umpire with the tight
strike zone. But there has been a payoff. Some of the best marketing talent in the
business is found at the minor league level," he was quoted in the article.
If you're a Miracle fan, you know there is a fan promotion of some sort every night
when the team is home at Hammond Stadium.
Of course, the fact that dozens of Major League stars played their early professional
baseball here helps plenty too. ,
Big Improvement for Miracle in Season s Second Half
As the 2010 season wound down to the final six games this week, the Fort Myers


Miracle had climbed back to a .500 record at 31-31. This is a marked improvement
from the first-half when the team finished with a 28-42 record.
The 31-31 record was good for a third-place tie in the Florida State League South
Division. The Miracle will end the season this weekend on the road against the St.
Lu iMs certainly been a revolving clubhouse door this season. Gary Sharp, the
Miracle's director of media relations, charted 105 player moves this season. That
includes rehab assignments when injured players of the parent Minnesota Twins are
sent here.
A late-season Miracle highlight has been the performance of Alex Wimmers, the
Twins 2010 first-round draft selection.
In two starts with the Miracle, Wimmers, the Big Ten Pitcher of the Year, has hurled
5-2/3 innings of shutout baseball limiting opposing batters to two hits while recording
eight strikeouts.
Don't be surprised if the talented Wimmers moves up to the Double A or Triple A
level next year.0


Golf To Aid Harry Chapin Food Bank
T ere's an opportunity to play golf at one of five WCI courses in Southwest
SFlorida at an exceptional rate while donating to the Harry Chapin Food
SBank. The special offer runs through October 15.
For a minimum $100 donation to the food bank through the WCI Golf website,
you will receive a complimentary foursome of golf, carts included, at one of WCI's
championship courses: Hammock Bay Golf Club, Naples; Pelican Preserve Golf Club,
Fort Myers; Raptor Bay Golf Club, Bonita Springs; The Colony Golf & Country Club,
Bonita Springs; and Tiburon Golf Club, Naples.
Go online to www.WCIGOLF~com and click on "donate." Payment can be accept-
ed either through a credit card or Paypal. The WCI certificate for golf will be mailed
within seven business days of the donation.M

Shell Point Golf Club Invites Veterans
The Shell Point Golf Club is pleased to participate in the nationally recognized
SPatriot Day Golf from September 3-6. Veterans will pay $30 and receive 3
Golf balls with the Folds of Honor logo, a drink, complimentary range balls
and 18 holes of golf. Proceeds will support the Folds of Honor.
"We are honored to be participating in such a worthwhile cause for those who have
given so much for the freedom of our country," said Michael Mongoven, director of
golf for Shell Point Golf Club. "I want to personally invite all veterans to come out and
enjoy a round of golf and support a wonderful cause.
Patriot Golf Day is the flagship fundraiser for the Folds of Honor Foundation, a
501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides postsecondary educational scholarships
for the children and spouses of military men and women disabled or killed while serv-
ing our great nation. To learn more about this organization and its services, please visit
www.patriotgolfday.com. The Patriot Golf Day campaign is jointly supported by The
PGA of America and the United States Golf Association.
To make a reservation, call 433-9790.
Shell Point Golf Club is an 18-hole Championship Golf Course that opened in
2000.M

The Edison Is Gator Football

Headquarters
S/cQuagge & Morgan Attorneys at Law and The law Office of Joe Madden
joined forces with the Omni Club to host the Gator Football Kick Off Party at
I The Edison Restaurant on September 1.
For the past two years The Edison Restaurant was selected as the Official SWFL
Gator Club Headquarters, and will continue to support Gator fans throughout the com-
munity by hosting Get Your Gator On every Saturday throughout the football season,
featuring Gator games on the big screens, drinks, food, live entertainment and prizes.
Table reservations may be made ahead of time, and reservations are being accepted
for the Gator season opener, Miami (Ohio) at Gainsville, on Saturday, September 4 at
noon.
The Edison Restaurant, Bar & Banquet Center is located at 3583 McGregor
Boulevard overlooking the Fort Myers Country Club, just one mile south of the world
faFor or innf rmat OT 1 96-a s48 or visit www.edisonfl.com.M




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Of P|pe Ru '
Anew month is here and a new
exhibition opens at daas Gallery.
AThis time, the gallery is pre- '
senting the daring and explosive, yet
provocative and powerful art of Piper
Rudich. The opening reception is sched-
uled for Friday, September 3 in conjunc-
tion with the Fort Myers Art Walk.
Rudich is a native of Fort Myers. She
has spent her whole life expressing her
creativity and has had the opportunity
to make a living through her drawings,
paintings and clothing production.
After finishing high school she moved
to Tampa to attend the International
Academy of design. Being in the top of
her class afforded her the opportunity to
work on many projects from graphics for
corporations, murals, custom paintings
and tattoos.
After college, she moved back home
ttboeogis nh .a~pfpentii e ri t at loa
too business, she has created a name
for herself in the community for quality
artisanship and has also opened her own
tattoo shop, Art & Soul Tattoo. She has
won many awards for both her paint-
ings and her tattoos and has been pub-
lished in many magazines and websites
including Juxtapoz, Tattoo, Flash and
International Tattoo magazine.
Rudich likes to work with all mediums


from oils to acrylics, spray paint, screen-
printing and digital painting with software
such as Corel Painter combined with a
Wacom Cintiq board. Her work has been
displayed in many galleries in Florida .
"My goal with this particular collec-
tion is to reflect the evp lution of not only

ltes th tug hmym piontnigssa sptaanisng
style," says Rudich who also describes her
characters as emotion evoking.
The exhibition, Use Once And
Destroyd: The Art of Piper Rudich, will
be on display until September 25. Gallery
hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 10
a.m. to 3 p.m. More information is avail-
able at www.daasgallery.com.0


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plannin sp krea tr ip tds andrthe Community Foundation is fortunate to have her
East also noted that the timing of the Professional Advisors Seminar is meant to
give professional advisors a jump on Southwest Florida s upcoming high season. "We
like to hold this event in August because, for many of us here, including our busy pro-
fessional advisors, it is the last calm before the season kicks in, and Lauren s topic will
be especially timely for that reason as well."
Detzel is a shareholder at the Dean Mead law firm and chair of the firm's Estate
and Succession Planning Department. She specializes in techniques to reduce or avoid
paying estate tax such as family limited partnerships, grantor retained annuity tmusts,
sales to intentionally defective trusts, charitable tmusts, lifetime gifts, and generation
skipping trusts. A particular emphasis of hers includes planning for the succession of
closely held or family business. She also handles many contested tax matters in the
transfer tax area, ranging from audits of returns and administrative appeals within the
IRS to Tax Court and Federal District Court litigation. Detzel handles the entire gamut
of administration of estates and tmusts, including contested matters of will and tmust
interpretation and reformation.M


Financial Focus

Are Your

InVeStments

Wor king As Hard
As You Are?

~by Jennifer Basey

On Labor
~Day, we
Celebrate the
achievements of the
-American worker.
As someone who
works hard yourself ,
you can appreci-
ate this holiday.
And, of course, you
hope your efforts
will eventually result in achieving your
important goals, such as college for your
children or a comfortable retirement. But
if you're going to turn these objectives
into reality, your money needs to work as
hard as you do.
What steps can you take to help make
sure your money is working hard for
you? For starters, consider keeping the
money you may need in the near future
in investments that pay minimal rates of
return. These investments can offer you
liquidity in other words, it's no problem
to get at your money when you need it.
But you can find some investments that
offer liquidity and can pay a more attrac-
tive rate of return investments that may
work harder for you.
Another reason you may keep money
in a low-rate investment is that such
investments typically offer greater pro-
tection of principal than an investment
such as a stock. And this is certainly twue,
because stock prices will always fluctu-
ate, and the return of your principal is
not guaranteed. Nonetheless, stocks have
historically offered returns that have been
higher than the inflation rate, although as
you've no doubt heard, past performance
is not a guarantee of future results. And
if your investments do not keep up with
inflation, you could lose significant pur-
chasing power over time.
Clearly, then, your goal should be to
make sure your savings and investments
are working hard for you without taking
on more risk than you would like. And
one of the greatest risks occurs when
you have all your money tied up in just
one type of investment. When a mar-


ket downturn strikes a particular group
o, enlenstn nts,haend youhpowehnob their

'Oour potfohioe ould t ke u sz sbkj hit
is to spread, or diversify, your money
among a range of investments, such as
stocks, bonds and government securities.
And while diversification can't guarantee
a profit or protect against loss, it can help
you reduce the effects of volatility.
Another way to make sure your invest-
ments are working hard for you is to have
them "multi-task." Consider your 401(k)
or other employer-sponsored retirement
plan. Not only does your money have the
opportunity to grow on a tax-deferred
basis, which means it can accumulate
faster than if it were placed in an invest-
ment on which you paid taxes every year,
but also your contributions are generally
made with pretax dollars, so the more
you contribute, the lower your taxable
income. Such "double duty" is a great
way to keep your money working hard
for you. And the same principle may
apply to your traditional IRA, assuming
your income level qualifies you to make
deductible contributions.
Labor Day comes and goes quickly.
But by making the right moves, you can
help ensure your money is working hard
for you 365 days a year.
Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor
in Fort Myers. She can be reached at
jennifer:basey~edwuardjones.com.M









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COmmunity Foundation Hosts
PrOfeSSIOnal Advisors Seminar
S southwest Florida Community
~Foundation (SWFLCF) welcomes
JLauren Detzel to its annual
Professional Advisors Seminar on
September 15 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
at The Forest Golf and Country Club
in Fort Myers. Detzel will be discussing
Current Developments That Affect Estate
Planning, Including Legislative Proposals
and their effects on the professional advi-
sor's firm and clients. The event is for
professional advisors only and two con-
tinuing education credits are available for
estate planning attorneys, trust officers,
CoPAls, ndc fanc alp nneRs i he cs
availablebonlihne at w w.floridaommunity. -

"Lauren Detzel was highly recommend-
ed to us by many local professionals," said
Julia East, SWFLCF president and CEO.
"Clearly her knowledge in the field of estate
Lauren Detzel


VCB Meetings Prog ram Generates

POSitiVe Economic Impact
B ased upon a positive industry response, the Lee County Visitor & Convention
~Bureau (VCB) is continuing its destination meetings incentive to increase occu-
Lpancy and utilization of other meeting-related services during the off-peak meet-
ings season.
Since its inception in 2008, the Islands Incentive has been tapped by area meeting
properties to attract 17 meetings, generating 2,300 meeting attendees on business to
the destination and resulting in an economic impact of $5.3 million.
The Islands Incentive gives meeting planners the opportunity to receive a five per-
cent credit up to a maximum of $5,000 of the total actualized room revenue to
be used toward any meeting or conference taking place in the Fort Myers/Sanibel
0re 0ewe nMa1 tloc atnd Decembler210 201 Dn add tion, me~e 103 xocke in
Febuary through April, will also receive a five percent credit.
"With the economy affecting the bottom line of many meeting budgets, planners
are seeking destinations that are affordable and accessible without cutting back on
amenities," said Tamara Pigott, VCB executive director. "So we're continuing our des-
tination incentive through 2013 to respond to meeting planners' needs and to send a
clear message that we welcome meetings business.
Lee County lodging partners who wish to offer the Islands Incentive to meeting
planners must have a minimum of 2,500 square feet of meeting facilities. To qualify,
planners must book a minimum of 25 rooms per night for three or more consecutive
nights at the property. The offer applies to new bookings and meetings that have not
already been contracted and does not apply to weddings or social groups. Actualized
room revenue will be calculated based on group pick-up at the conclusion of the meet-
ing or conference. The offer is subject to availability.
To participate, all Lee County lodging partners must conduct an on-site training ses-
sion for their sales team with a VCB sales manager, which can be arranged by contact-
ing the VCB. Hotels need to submit a written request for support of the meeting at the
time of the signed contract to Pamela Johnson, VCB director of sales. Requests for
the Islands Incentive without prior knowledge of the VCB are not eligible.
The offer is to attract business to Lee County hotels and resorts, so it cannot be uti-
lized when competing against other Lee County hotels. The meeting planner is reim-
bursed by the VCB after receipt of an Islands Incentive tracking form supplied to the
hotel by the VCB and a W9 form completed by the meeting planner. Reimbursement
will be made by the VCB at the conclusion of the meeting to the meeting planner, not
the lodging partner.
In addition to its Islands Incentive, the destination is helping to address habitat loss
and climate change by continuing to make donations to The Conservation Fund's Go
Zero program to offset the carbon footprint of meetings in the destination. Specifically,
the VCB is donating to The Conservation Fund 100 percent of the cost of offsetting ~
the CO2 emissions that result from any event within the destination, including out-of-
area attendee travel, facility energy use and off-site functions. The VCB already offsets
its own events with the fund and is encouraging meeting properties and meeting plan-
ners to do the same.
Details of both meetings offers are available at the destination's meetings website,
www. FortMyersSanibelMeetings .com, or lodging partners can contact the VCB at
338-3500 or vcb@leegov.com.
More than 67,000 visitors to the destination in 2009 were traveling on business,
which contributed to tourism s $2.6 billion economic impact on the local community.
The industry accounts for nearly one in every four jobs for Lee County residents.O















































































Timber by Lindsey Wollard


Myers, Brettholtz & Company principals

Free Seminars

For Nonprofit

Organizations
My~ers, Brettholtz & Company, PA,
I Certified Public Accountants
I Business Consultants, will host
the second session in its series of free
Su rise oQuickmdrs for nonprofit organi-
The second session topic is Internal
Control and Fraud in the Nonprofit
Community.
Focusing on accounting practices and
requirements specifically for nonprofits,
the series of six seminars is coordinated
with the Southwest Florida Community
Foundation in partnership with United
Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades.
Registration and continental breakfast
will begin at 8 a.m. The seminar will
run from 8:15 to 10 a.m. All seminars


wilnbe held ot vhUrn rteW yy sj 73c
is still available but participants must reg-
ister in advance by contacting Shamera
Rye at shamera.lye@mbcopa.com or
939-5775.
Future sessions include:
September 28 Investments for
Nonprofits
October 12 Nonprofit Policies
October 26 Understanding
Nonrpdroftt F nancial Statements and
November 9 Financial Analysis and
Ratios for Nonprofits
"Community involvement and volun-
teerism are integral components of our
culture," said Lori Wilson, shareholder in
the firm. "We believe giving back to the
community and by sharing our expertise
in accurate financial reporting, controls,
policies, analysis and more, we help local
nonprofits make sure they are in compli-
ance with donors, grantors and taxing
authorities."O


Aaron Haak


%' Wealth Management Expert Joins
,Children's Home Society Board

children's Home Society, Southwest Florida
its board of directors. Towle will bring his
extensive experience in the financial services
field and the community to assist Children's
Home Society in its mission to provide preven-
tion and intervention services to children and ~ L
families in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and
Glades counties.
Towle is vice president and regional director
of Genesis Capital Advisors. He has worked in
the financial services and wealth management
industry for more than 30 years. He is a gradu-
ate of Wilfred Laurier University in Canada where
he earned a degree in business and economics.
He earned a graduate school of banking degree
from the University of Wisconsin and a graduate
trust school degree from the American Bankers
Association (ABA). BalyD ol
Towle works and resides in Naples where he
has been active in the local community for more than a decade. He has been a mem-
ber of the Naples Estate Planning Council and has served on the boards of several
non-profit and charitable foundations.O


Newl Cer |ed Business Litigator
aron A. Haak, a shareholder with the law
firm of Knott, Consoer, Ebelini, Hart &
ASwett, P.A., recently attained board certi-
fication in Business Litigation by the Florida Bar
Board of Legal Specialization and Education.
Certification is the highest level of recognition by
the Florida Bar of the competency and experi-
ence of attorneys in the areas of law approved
for certification by the Supreme Court of
F orida.
Haak is also board certified in Construction
Law. He currently serves as chairman of the
Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee for the
20th Judicial Circuit.


From page 1
Alliance Exhibit
Katherine Boren explains her work as "experiments with multiple mediums in two
dimensions... I am attempting to emphasize the reflection of light and the use of vari-
ous textures, shapes, and different grades of color saturation." Boren, originally from
New York, studied at New York University and The New School, graduating from
the State University of New York with a bachelor of fine arts with an emphasis on
sculpture. Her work has been exhibited in group and solo shows in New York and
California, and has been featured in Florida at the Alliance for the Arts, the Art League
of Fort Myers, the Arts for ACT Gallery, BIG ARTS, Cape Coral Arts Studio, Brevard
Art Museum, daas gallery, and Howl Gallery in solo, juried, and member shows.
After moving to Florida at the age of nine from Oswego, New York, Kyle Jackson's
fascination with the ocean had officially begun. Planting his feet firmly in the sand and
on the waves, Jackson has always been motivated by the natural energies that have
surrounded him throughout his life. An artist deeply concerned with the earth and its
continuation, Jackson's art reflects the interaction between natural and man-made pat-
terns of growth, time and change.
With a self proclaimed obsession for recycling, Lindsey Wollard enjoys making art-
work out of the material that would otherwise be discarded. Her work is conceptually
based and most often a reaction to environmentally destructive processes and inhu-
mane acts. She explains her motivation by saying, "Our gluttonous practices resulting
in deforestation, pollution, a growing endangered species list and animal cruelty are
just some of the issues that inspire my art."
For more information about this exhibit or information about how to exhibit art-
work at the Alliance for the Arts call 939-2787 or visit www.ArtInLee.org.
The Alliance for the Arts galleries are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through
Friday and from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. It is located at 10091 McGregor
Boulevard just south of Colonial Boulevard.O


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Caregivers
Support Meetings
The Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimer's
support group meetings for care-
givers throughout Lee County. The
meetings include an opportunity to meet
others who are facing similar challenges
and to learn more about Alzheimer's
disease and effective coping strategies.
Select meeting locations feature a
guest speaker as well as an informal time
for sharing.
Fort Myers
Tuesday, September 14, 2 p.m.
Senior Frien~dship Centers, 3600
Evans Ave (Carroll Corners)
Wednesday, September 8, 9:45 a.m.,
Wetminste Presbyterian Church, 9065
Wednesday, September 22, 9:45 a.m.
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 9065
Ligon Court; speaker Monica Dunkley on
Florida Brain Bank
Wednesday, September 15, 10
a.m.,Fort Myers Congregational Church,

WeD esdaay, etkem r s5,2:3501-
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
North Fort Myers
Thursday, September 23, 2 p.m.,
Pine Lakes Country Club, 10200 Pine
Lakes Boulevard, 3.5 miles north of Shell
Factory on U.S. 41
Cape Coral
Thursday, September 16, 2 p.m.,
Gulf Coast Viillage, 1333 Santa Barbara
Boulevard; speaker Monica Dunkley on
Florida Brain Bank
Pine Island
Thursday, September 2, 10:30 a.m.,
Pine Island United Methodist Church,
5701 Pine Island Road, Bokeelia
Lehigh Acres
Monday, September 20, 2 p.m., The
Community Health Association Building,
9 Beth Stacey Road
Bonita Springs
Monday, September 27, 10:30 a.m.,
Hope Lutheran Church, 25999 Old 41
Sanibel
Wednesday, September 22, 1:30
p.m., Sanibel Congregational United
Church of Christ, 2050 Periwinkle Way,
Sanibel
For further information about any of
these meetings, call 437-3007.0


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unopened cat food to help re-stock the agency's Community Pet Pantry.
LCDAS hopes the promotion will solve two problems the shelter is currently experi-
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The pantry currently feeds more than 1,000 dogs and cats even} month whose owners
are receiving public assistance and cannot afford pet food and supplies. Cat food is
typically not donated as often as dog food so supplies deplete more quickly.
The discounted fee will still include spay or neuter surgery, age appropriate vac-
cinations, rabies and county license (for pets three months and older), heartworm test
(for dogs six months and older), feline aids and leukemia test (for cats), flea treatment,
worming, microchip ID, 10-day health guarantee, and a bag of Science Diet pet food.
The entire adoption package is valued at $500. Regular adoption fees range from $25
for pets six years and older to $95 for puppies.
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2. TELEVISION: What is the name of Homer Simpson's dog?
3. ANIMAL KINGDOM: What is the scientific name of a turtle's shell?
4. MYTHOLOGY: What was the name of the Greek goddess of vengeance?
5. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: In what country is the airline company Aer Lingus
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6. GEOGRAPHY: What is the largest island in the Caribbean'?
7. COMICS: What was the name of Supennan's pet monkey?
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DID YOU KNOWr


1. In 2009, Mark Ellis set an Athletics mark for most career home runs by a second
baseman. Who had held the record?
2. Prince Fielder set a Brewers record for RBIs in a season with 141 in 2009. Whose
mark did he break?
3. Who was the last defensive player to win an NFL regular-season MVP Award?
4. What is the only men's college basketball program in the past 12 years (1999-2010)
to be in the Final Four six times?
5. When was the last time before 2010 that the Los Angeles Kings reached the NHL
playoffs?
6. In its 80-year history, how many nations have won a World Cup in men's soccer?
7. In 2010, Zenyatta became the first thoroughbred horse to go undefeated in 17 straight
top-tier races. Name either of the two horses to do it 16 times.


between your many outside conunitments
and your domestic responsibilities.PISCES
(February 19 to March 20) A developing situ-
ation still needs more time to grow, and more
time to study before you can plunge in and
make some attention-getting waves. Patience is
best for wise Pisceans.
BORN THIS WEEK: You have a gift
for organization that would make you a fine
archivist. (Are you listening out there, Library
of Congress?)



*On Sept. 11, 1857, Monnon guerrillas,
stoked by religious zeal and a deep resent-
ment of decades of public abuse, murder 120
emigrants at Mountain Meadows, Utah. The
conflict with the wagon train of emigrants from
Missouri and Arkansas apparently began when
the Monnons refused to sell the train any sup-
plies.
*On Sept. 10, 1897, 25-year-old London
taxi driver George Smith becomes the first per-
son ever arrested for drunk driving after slam-
ming his cab into a building. Smith later pled
guilty and was fined 25 shillings.
*On Sept. 6, 1915, a prototype tank nick-
named Little Willie rolls off the assembly line
in England. Little Willie was far from an over-
night success. It weighed 14 tons, got stuck in
trenches and crawled over rough terrain at only
2 mph. However, improvements were made
to the original prototype and tanks eventually
transfonned military battlefields.
*On Sept. 9, 1939, audiences at the Fox
Theater in Riverside, Calif., get a surprise
showing of "Gone with the Wind," which the
theater manager shows as a second feature.
Producer David O. Selznick sat in the back and
observed the audience reaction to his highly
anticipated film. The movie was released a few
months later.
*On Sept. 7, 1950, Julie Kayner, per-
haps best known as the voice of Marge
Simpson on "The Simpsons," is bomn in Los
Angeles. Kayner's first professional acting job
came in 1974 when she was cast as Brenda
Morgenstemn in the TV series "Rhoda."
*On Sept. 12, 1972, cowboy actor William
Boyd, best known for his film and television
role as Hopalong Cassidy, dies at the age of
77. By 1950, American children had made
"Hopalong Cassidy" the seventh most popular
TV show in America.
*On Sept. 8, 1986, "The Oprah Winfrey
Show"' is broadcast nationally for the first


time. A huge success, her daytime television
talk show turned Winfrey into one of the most
powerful, wealthiest people in show busi-
ness. Proving that talk-show host wasn't the
only role she could play, Winfrey made her
big-screen debut as Sofia in director Steven
Spielberg's "The Color Purple" (1985).



*It was 19th-century author Samuel Butler
who made the following sage observation:
"Morality is the custom of one's countrIy and
the current feeling of one's peers. Cannibalism
is moral in a cannibal countrIy."
*When the city of New York was con-
cemned about leaks in its main water-supply
system, it found a novel approach to the prob-
lem. Six experienced deep-sea divers were
hired to live in a pressurized tank within the
water-supply tunnel for a month while they
investigated the leaks.
*Perhaps unsurprisingly, the Popsicle was
invented by an 11-year-old boy.
*If you would like to get into modeling
and live the glamorous life, you might want
to reconsider: Researchers at Dow Jones
MarketWatch have found that the average
model makes a mere $11 to $12 per hour.
*In 1950, the average executive earned
about 30 times as much as the average worker.
Today's executives eamn 300 to 500 times as
much.
*Evidently wild monkeys are causing a
bit of trouble for railroads in India. It seems
that the monkeys board trains and run amok,
causing no small amount of consternation to
the passengers. To combat the problem, police
in the city of Delhi hired a black-faced langur
monkey to ride the trains and frighten off the
wild monkeys. There's no word on what wages
were offered.
*The most conunon surnames in the
United States are, in order, Smith, Johnson,
Williams and Jones.
*Those who study such things say that in
just one of your fingertips there are approxi-
mately 3,000 touch receptors.



"A conference is a gathering of important
people \\ho singly can do nothing, but together
can decide that nothing can be done." -- Fred
Allen


My StarsAA +-
FOR WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 6, 2010
ARIES (Mlarch 21 to April 19) Cupid is
strong in the Aries aspect this week, with the
cherub opening romantic possibilities for single
Lambs, and strengthening ties twixtt loving
pairs already in a caring relationship.
TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your dra-
matic flair might make things more interesting
as you recount an event to your colleagues. But
be careful not to exaggerate reality to the point
that facts and fancy combine to fonn fiction.
GEMINI (Mlay 21 to June 20) You love
to talk, and this week you should get lots of
chances to share your thoughts with people
\\ho will not only pay attention to what you
have to say, but will want to hear more.
CANCER (June 21 to July 22) The pat-
temn of recent changes could begin to shift from
mostly workplace-related events to more per-
sonal matters. Continue to keep an open mind
as you prepare to deal with them.
LEO (July 23 to August 22) An opportuni-
ty for work-related travel could be just what the
Terrific Tabby needs to get a new perspective
on a balky situation. The trip could also prove
to be personally rewarding.
VIRGO (August 23 to September 22)
You might want to suggest resolving an old
disagreement before it can affect a matter
expected to come up for discussion. It's always
best to start with a clean slate.
LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) The
week favors combining dollops of creativity
and practicality to work out both professional
and personal problems. A longtime friend could
have something of note to suggest.
SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21)
Some surprising facts could come to light if
you decide to probe deeper into an "opportu-
nity" than you might usually do. What you'll
leamn could detennine what you'll eamn.
SAG~ITTARIUTS (November 22 to
December 21) Someone close to you might
seek your counsel. Hear him/her out, but hold
the line at giving actual advice until you get
credible answers to all your questions.
CAPRICORN (December 22 to January
19) What seems to be an overwhelming work-
place project can be dealt with quite well if you
handle one category at a time. Things will soon
begin to fall into place.
AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18)
A personal matter might need more of your
time than you had expected. TIy to prioritize


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stuffed animals, bric-a-brac.
1663 Bunting Lane, Sanibel. No early birds.
PNR 9/3 CC 9/10


HUGE MOVING SALE
Labor Day Weekend starting Friday,
September 3rd, Saturday the 4th and
Sunday the 5th. 2143 Periwinkle Way,
Sanibel between Periwinkle Place and
Island Cow. Furniture, Clothes, Fishing,
Toys, Knicknacks, Kitchenwares,
Electronics, Books, Collectibles, Camping,
Tiling Equipment and Much More!
gNR 9/3 CC 9/3


HOUSE CARE
While you are away by
retired architect, Sanibel resident.
Call 395-1649
SR 9/30 D TFN


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Brian Johnson
Realtor
VIP Executive Club
Multi-Million Doladr Producer
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1663 Bunting Lane
Beautiful Corner Lot!
3BR/2BA, LakeView
Asking $479,000
THE DUNES


Dteauulully Ilusll lbltu
three-bedroom condo in
exclusive community.
Only $999,000
For Information
And Showings
Please Call

Isabella Rasi

(239) 246-4716
EMAIL
IsabellaRasi@aol .com
NOVELLI INTERNATIONAL REAL ESTATE
ORR 11/7 NCTFN


OP ENHO US E
SANIBEL
GULF FRONT CONDO
Sunday, Sept 5
1:00 pm until 4:00 pm






2629 W Gulf Drive, Unit 3B
Debby Isley & Joanne LeFleur
239-209-0690or 239-634-0982
Jones & Co. Realty


VI ITS
Sanib elOpenHo uses.com
Pfeifer Realty GrouD 1
Sanibel Island, FL
239-472-0004
SR 2/12 BTFN


Sanibel Island
Bargains-Free lists wlpics
F ixer Upprers
Free recorded Mlessage
1-800-667-5076 ID#1048
Distress Sales
and Bank Foreclosures
1-800-667-5076 ID#1042
Moran Team RE/MAX of thelIslands


GREAT INVESTMENT!


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

Mobile: 910-3099
Office: 472-5187
BrianSanibel~yahoo.com
www.BrianSanibel.com
IRS 8/6 NC TFN

CUTE "COTTAGE"
Charming, old Florida-esque unit in
Periwinkle Park. Cozy, unique home with
covered porches & sweet gardens.
Flexible terms. 472-4246.
IRS 3/12 NC TFN

CONDO FOR SALE
Two bed/two bath unfurnished ground
floor condo, close to Sanibel and
Fort Myers Beach, $89,500.
Call 851-3506
SR 10/9N TFN


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







$89,500
Call Chris Potter at
239-233-2413
to see this property.
SanCap One Source Realty


SANIBEL NEAR BEACH
3 Beds, 2 Baths + POOL, Furnished,
Electric Car, over 1/2 Acre, $529,000.
See at www.SanibelHouseForSale.com
CALL 239-395-3796 to view
INR 9/3 CC 9/24


It pushes an
achievements "Desire is the key to motivaion,
e excited and but it's the determlnabon and
ratlon builds commltment to an unrelenting
cess pursuit of your goal a
commltment toexcellence hat
over the last wt// enable you to afttai the
l2%, a very successyou seek.
an Association --Marlo Andretti
d installation
allowed by a
and member's
exhibit "The secretof success Is
consistency of purpose
9801s--B-Bemnam Dlsraell


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Its Important to celebrate accomplishments
organization to conhnue to grow Celebrating
sends out a message to the world that you ar
proud of the outcome of your efforts Celebr
energy, and energy creates more suc
There has been a great deal to cdebrate
months year-to-date admissions are up
~ofitable "Under The Sea" fundraiser, Americ
of Museums accreditation, the completion an
of a new exhibit, "MIMM .. Mollusksi", fo
succerssfl community outreach event and VIP ~
party heralding the opening of the new


"n
SHELLEBRATE!
(to the tune of Celebration by Kool and the Gang 1
Sshetisemioe ood bmei, come on, jiers ihetter


W ryou look backward or you gaze forward there'sa lot to shdlebrate
On November 18, 2010, the Shell Museum will turn 15
Watch for birthday party shellebratlon details coming soon


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Isabella Rast
I INTERNATIONAL
REAL ESTATE
CONSULTANT

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Real Estate

Needs!
SHOREWOOD ON THE GULF


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


n November 18, The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum will
turn 15 years old. A celebration will take place on Saturday,
ONovember 20. Admission to the museum will be free all day.
Also, several special events are planned throughout the afternoon.
An invitation-only event will begin when the museum closes at 5
p.m. (You are of course invited to attend the reception.)
Special programming for the public, will include:
From 2 to 3 p.m., Storytellers Share The History Of The Museum
and Take You Under The Sea. Sanibel author Charlie Sobczak will
help participants experience the first 15 years of the shell museum
historymand storyteller Katie Adam will present her Live Under the Sea
p 9 -am
Admission is a free-will donation.
While it is second nature to admire a shell for its shape, color and
beauty, it can be just as rewarding to "read" a shell to learn more
about the animal that made it. In Shells And The Stories They
Tell Us, a variety of techniques, ranging from simple observation to
detailed isotopic analyses, can be used to interpret the information
in shells. Dr. Jerry Harasewych, curator of Marine Mollusca at the
National Museum of Natural History and an expert on deep sea snails,
is the presenter. He is a veteran diver and has used research submers-
ibles to study and sample deep-sea organisms.
His presentation is at 4 p.m. Admission is a free-will donation.M



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PROPERTIES AVAILABLE
For a comepmeate listhvii oursWebsite

Call Dustyn Corace, RE/MAX of the Islands
239-472-2311
RS 10/9 BTFN


ANNUAL RENTAL
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 CC9/3

SANIBEL HOUSES FOR RENT
Available immediately Fantastic Opportunity.
3/1 by Traders
3/2 by Bowmans Beach
M Rice Realty, LLC
239-398-0404
QRR9/3CC 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
QNR8127CC9/17


ISLAND RENTAL
2BD, 2Bsingle level home on Sanibel. Pet
friendly Newly remodeled. Fully furnished.
W/D, garage + parking, Hot Tub, Fenced back
yard. Sits on lake. Easy access to anywhere
on island. $1,70N0/mo7 Call39-699-7412.



HOUSE FOR RENT
2 BD/1 BA house for rent on Bailey Road,
Sanibel. $950 a month.
Inquire at the BP Station.
QNSWl27CCTFN


SANIBEL CHARMI
Spacious 3+/2 one story home with access
to Dinkins Bayou avail for long term lease
through 7/31/11 or longer. Tile and wood
floors, kitchen with large center island, all
freshly painted. Two bonus rooms.
Casl 651-53-u74 osee
www.sanibelcharm.com
QNR9/3CC 9/3

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 $$.
Call 315-378-2233.
QNS6/11CC TFN


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.
QRS 9/3CC 9/3


CHATEAUX SUR MIER
3 bedroom 2 bath patio home on the
Bayou. Beautiful large yard and very
private. Best bach ontphre I land. Available

per month. 970-871-9385
gNR 9/3CC TFN


PRIME SPACE FOR LEASE
Retail, Office, Take Out, Etc
Attractive Rates Offered!








*"Islander Center" on Sanibel
*Prime Periwinkle Frontage
*High Traffic Tenants
*Excellent Parking
*Immediate Occupancy
Local/Pro-Active Owners
Flexible Space Available
Call Today,
239-850-7888


PRIME SPACE ON PERIWINKLE
$799 per month plus CAM and Utilities.
Allows for sign on Periwinkle.
Contact Phaidra 239-472-4411
PHS 8120 BM 9/10


HISTORICAL FORT MIYERS
Office space for lease in
historic Peeples Court courtyard,
downtown Fort Myers. Price negotiable.
Call 239-850-4646.
PNR 9/3 NC TFN

VACATION RENTAL

DIRECT BAYFRONT COTTAGES
Popular west end where Sanibel/Captiva
meet. 1 BR-3+BR, single story, furnished,
full kitchens, 3 docks, direct access, heated
pools, pet friendly, beach across street.
Best spot on island. 239-848-0906
RS 3/12MTFN


1 BRIBA AVAILABLE-SANIBEL
Share house. Close to causeway, two
nlon-k)s fro ba .m Fe le ony,mae
child possible. $500/month. Available
September 1. 239-472-8464. Ask forKim.
RS 7/23MTFN


SANIBEL DUPLEX
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: galwaypub@att.net for photo's,
etc. $1,075 per month and well worth it! Will
consider Seasmnl 2Call 74-231-2083.


To Advertise In


Phone: 41 5-7732


Fax: 415-7702


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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
Ft. ryers BseacehaChambrearrof C mmerce......4 -70
Lakes Regional Library................. ..................5340
Lee County Chamber of Commerce. ............931 -0931
Post Office ............... ....... .............1-800-275-8777
Visitor & Convention Bureau.........................338-3500
ARTS
Alrhancoerfor the Al esry i ............ 9-.....
Art League Of Fort Myers.............................275-397
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall..........481 -4849
BIG ARTS.................... ............ ... ......3 5 90
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre...................278-4422
Cultural Park Theatre. .............. ............... 772-5862
Edison Festival of Light..................................33429
Florida Repertory Theatre at the Arcade............332-4488
Florida West Arts.......... .. .......___ .........___...948-4427
Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers..........472-0168
Gulf Coast Symphony. .........___...................489-1 800
Harmony Chorus, Charles Sutter, Pres............. .481-8059
Naples Philharmonic.............................29571111
The Schoolhouse Theater.............................472-6 2
S.W Florida Symphony................ ................418-0996
Theatre Conspiracy................ ................9633
Young Artists Awards............... .................5492
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.................... .............. ..72356
Caloosahatchee Folk Society.......................677-9509
Ca pe Coral Stamp Cl ub. .............. ..............542-9 153
duPont Company Retirees ...........................454-1 083
Edison Porcelain Artists. .............. ..............41 5-2484
The Horticulture and Tea Society..................472-8334
Horticultural Society................ ..... .............426 0
Lee County Genealogical Society.................549-9625
Lee Trust for Historic Preservation .................939-7278
NAR F E(National Active & Retired Federal Empla/ees) ................... .........4 82-67 1 3
Navy Seabees Veterans of America............ .731-1901
Paradise lowa Clu b of SWF L.............._... ....667-1 354
Southwest Florida Fencing Academy............939-1 338
Southwest Florida Music Association. ..........561-2118
Kiwanis Clubs:
Fort Myers Beach.....................765-4254 or 454-8090
Fort Myers Edison................ ..................69-056

Ga:ewa to :::I a nds .........___ 9...._.41531
lona-McG regor ......._ ........... ........ .......482-0869
Lions Clubs:
Fort Myers Beach................ .................439 8
Fort Myers High Noon................ .................46642
EsterolSouth Fort Myers...............................898-1921
Notre Dame Club of Lee County.................. 768-0417
POLO Club of Lee County.............................477-490
Rotary Club of Fort Myers. ................... .........332-8158
Sanibel-Captiva Orchid Society.....................472-6940
United Way of Lee County.................................43320
United Way 211 Helpline (24 hour).......211 or 433-3900
AREA ATTRACTIONS
Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum....................395-2233
Burrough's Home.......................................3790
Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium............275-3435
Edison & Ford Winter Estates.......................334-3614
Fort Mye rs S kate Pa rk. ..............................32 1-7558
Imaginarium Hands-On Museum & Aquarium........321 -7420
JN "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge.........472-1 100
Koreshan State Historic Site.................239-992-031 1
Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center......... .765-8101
Skatium ......... ............ ... ........_ ........._ ....321-7510
Southwest Florida Museum of History.........321 -7430
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