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VOL. 10, No. 24 From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort Myers JUNE 24, 2011

Arts For ACT

ACT Gallery piece by Claudia Bat D
Arts for ACT Gallery will have an
opening reception on Friday, July
open-themed group exhibit featuring the exhibit. The artwork shows a wide of pieces. At the opening, people will find Chelseapisu sign
over 75 artists, variety of diverse and thought-provoking out who won the cash prizes for first of temporary exhibition gallery featuring
This year the theme was a choice of perspectives for the two themes. Among $100, second for $75, third for $50 and original art, limited edition prints, giclees,
either Out of MY Mind or Think Inside the entering artists are Rasmussen College $25 for honorable mention, hand-crafted fine crafts, T-shirts, silver
the Box. It is the fourth year that the gal- students from the School of Technology This exhibit continues through August continued on page 6
lery has hosted an open-themed group and Design Center, taught by Jennifer 2.
exhibit. Over 100 eclectic artists entered Ayotte. The students created a wide array Arts for ACT Gallery provides a con-

Shell Museum's 2nd Annual Live
Mollusk Photography Competition

Last year's winning entry submitted by Adrian Gonzalez Guill6n
The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum is offering amateur shutterbugs a great
opportunity to capture images of live mollusks in their natural habitats in the
museum's 2nd annual Live Mollusk Photography Competition.
continued on page 6

Hands Across The Sand
On Area Beaches June 25

The legions demanding clean energy solutions won't be hard to see June 25 at
area beaches. Hundreds are expected to take part in Hands Across the Sand at
local beaches as part of this international effort designed to raise awareness of
opposition to offshore drilling and in support of alternative energy. The movement
arose in response to last year's Deepwater Horizon oil spill and the still existing lack
of firmer guidelines and proven safety measures. Tens of thousands will attend gath-
erings across the globe.
Local residents from across Southwest Florida's counties are teaming up with the
local Sierra Club, Lee County Parks & Recreation, the towns of Cape Coral and Fort
Myers Beach, and the cities of Sanibel, Naples, and Fort Myers to support this event.
Those who want to participate should contact the organizers listed below to find
out particulars for their beach area. Group organizers are asking people to arrive no
later than 11 a.m.; all will join hands at noon for 15 minutes.
This is a peaceful statement to government officials that it is time to look at the
subsidies our tax dollars are paying for, and to urge them to put our tax dollars
continued on page 19

2 THE RIVER - JUNE 24, 2011
Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now

FMHS Class Of 1936 Takes Flight
by Gerri Reaves
Part II of II on the class of 1936
SThen the Fort Myers High School class of 1936 pre-
A sented the silver anniversary edition of the yearbook to
the world, it stood poised to begin adult life.
In the opinion of class historian John Maker, it clearly
wasn't the time to be overly modest about his class's achieve-
ments. He begins his class history with the unabashed state-
ment, "As all good senior classes do (and believe me, we're
good!), we started out as lowly freshmen in junior high school.
He briefly highlights the very successful fundraising efforts
that made possible the silver anniversary edition of The
Caloosahatchian possible. The annual celebrated 25 years of an accredited high
Maker terms the yearbook a "masterpiece" and a "work of art" - but maybe that
was only the tongue-in-cheek humor that every graduating senior is entitled to.
The photo shows the booth the class set up at the Southwest Florida Fair.
Located at the entrance to the midway, the concession sold 10-cent hamburgers,
5-cent hot-dogs, chips, candy, coffee and orange juice.
The booth netted twice as much as it had in years, with profits funding the pro-
duction of the annual. (Do we detect a bit of healthy competition?)
The class also raised substantial funds from dances, a minstrel show and other
events to produce their gift to the world before graduating.
But Maker's praise wasn't all for his fellow students. He generously thanked Mrs.
Lorena Hendry, class sponsor and teacher of home economics and English, whose
vim, vigor, and vitality" inspired the class to "unimaginable heights in ambition."
Wonder if Maker ever fulfills the plans he stated in his Class Prophecy, that he
would open a grapefruit and egg stand halfway between Winter Haven and Fort
On a more traditional note, he writes of the class's mixed joy and sorrow as it
faces college, manhood and womanhood, as well as the memories the students will
leave behind. He signs off, "Here I go getting sentimental again. But it is hard to
say goodbye to M.H.S."
One of the strong points of the 1936 The Callosahatchian is comic relief. Even
readers who know nothing of the graduates can chuckle at the characterizations of
seniors' personalities, summarized in the students' favorite expression and where
they usually could be found.
James Anderson "Gonk" Webb exhibited a puzzling philosophical streak, for he
was known for sitting on a bench in front of the Royal Palm Hotel and saying, "If
so, why not, and, if not, why not?"
Now that graduation was assured, perhaps students no longer felt compelled to
portray themselves in the best light. Douglas Gilmore "Doug" Fouts was known
for declaring, "It's past me," and acting dumb, while Herman Henry Hiltbrand, Jr.
played tiddly-winks and often muttered, "I dunno."
On the other hand, after putting in four long years at Myers High, some students
clearly showed proclivities for getting things done. Stanley Jones was known for his
businesslike manner and tendency to counter-command, "Don't tell me what to do!"
The personality of Thomas Jackson "TJ" Liggett, Jr., assistant editor-in-chief on
the annual staff and class vice-president, revealed self-confidence and even a natural
authority, as he collected annual ads and commanded, "You can't do that."
The aphorisms or mottos ascribed to graduating seniors reveal the class's more
idealistic side.
Of Sara Nell Hendry (Williams) (Gran) was said, "Gentle in words, gentle in action."
Class secretary, Francis Marie Pavese (Miller), was described as one "whose

Members of the Fort Myers High School of 1936 run a booth at the Southwest Florida Fair
to fund The Caloosahatchian
courtesy of the Southwest Florida Historical Society
nature is so far from doing harm she suspects none," while Eunice Lillian Barfield's
(Bremner) reads, "I am what I am."
Lest future generations get the wrong impression, Aliece Lorraine Roberts's
description reminds us that she's "not a flirt, just friendly."
A particularly fun-loving page details circumstances that would astonish the class
were they ever to occur. The list includes Eunice Barfield weighing 200 pounds,
Mary Elza Holst (Willis) getting to school on time, Carroll Cobb flunking a subject,
and Percy Sarvis "missing a chance to devil a teacher."
In Faculty Foibles, the class affectionately takes parting shots at teachers by
recording for posterity the words for which those illustrious educators will be
When the class of 1936 remembered science teacher Mrs. Gilbert Hamilton,
these words would ring in their ears: "You either got it or you didn't got it" and
"Don't play with the chemicals."
We can only imagine the dread that Ellis A. Rasmussen evoked in English class
when he suggested, "S'posin' you go to the board?"
The foibles demonstrate just how creative teachers can be when they simply
want to scream, "Be quiet!"
Miss Mildred Anderson took the direct approach in her commercial classes: "I
want this class to get quiet."
But Mr. Sidney H. Ellison, supervising principal, took a tentative approach:
"Ahem. Ahem. Let's get quiet."
Mrs. Parke R. Lewis must have exercised a literally uplifting manner of teaching
Spanish and French, for she repeatedly admonished, "Put your feet on the floor."
The 1936 The Caloosahatchian was a labor of love, and 75 years later, it still
conveys the spirit of a class that wistfully glanced back at what had been and for-
ward to the tantalizing unknowns of the future.
Visit the Southwest Florida Museum of History at 2031 Jackson Street to learn
more about the Depression-era Fort Myers that launched the class of 1936.
Be sure to see the exciting new exhibit, Mambo Man, a Tribute exhibit to Pedro
"Cuban Pete" Aguilar.
continued on page 22

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Darien McGinnis

The Lakes Park Enrichment

Foundation Commends Eagle Scout
Candidate Darien McGinnis
The Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation would like to thank Darien McGinnis
and the Boy Scouts of America Troop 117 for their efforts in removing over
200ft of invasive Cattails from the banks of Lakes Park.
Over two Saturdays in May 2011, Darien McGinnis recruited, organized, supervised
and assisted approximately forty Boy Scouts in the removal of cattails on the shoreline
along the east and south part of the Fragrance Garden.
The results of this project have met with much praise from every corner. The
garden visitors now have a clear view of the lake and its fountains. Passers-by on
Gladiolus Blvd. can now see the attractive gardens and recreation facilities that await
their visit.

Film Wins Award
Sanibel School 6th grader Sarah
Adler won big in the middle
school age group of the 2011 Lee
County Film Festival held on May 16.
This was the biggest year ever for the
red carpet event, with 350 films entered

and over 1,000 students participating
from public and private schools in Lee
Sarah's film, The Music of Danny
Morgan, won first place in the music
video category as well as the Best
in Show award. The video features
Morgan's song Sunset Time from the
CD It's Always Summer
Sarah set the song to island scenes she
filmed on Sanibel and Captiva as well as
continued on page 5

THE RIVER - JUNE 24, 2011 3
Darien McGinnis exceeded expectations in the execution of this project manage-
ment. Darien was diligent in the planning phase by keeping the Foundation apprised
of the project approval process and coordination of several sections of staffing with
Lee County Government. The group arrived on time each day with proper equipment
and an understanding of the task. Darien continuously moved from one task group to
the next ensuring that problems were resolved and progress was ongoing. All sugges-
tions or requests were directed only to Darien and were addressed promptly. It was
never necessary to direct or correct a Boy Scout. All worked hard and seemed moti-
vated to produce a quality result - which they did beyond our expectations.
Darien McGinnis is an excellent example of today's youth and their desire to
improve their community through personal effort.
For more details on this project please contact Hal Canary - 239-340-8100
About Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation: Enriching our Park, Enhancing our
The Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation was established in 2004 as a not-for-profit,
501(c)3 charitable organization by a group of Lee County business leaders along with
dedicated citizens who recognize Lakes Park as an extremely important green area
in Lee County. The foundation is dedicated to helping restore Lakes Park to a native
Florida wildlife environment through assisting Lee County Parks & Recreation with
the implementation of its $30 million master plan. Ongoing enhancement projects
include the community garden and future botanic garden. For more information about
the Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation, please call 239-533-7575 or visit online at
http://lakesparkenrichmentfoundation.org Information on how to join the Foundation
or make donations can also be found on the website.4

4 THE RIVER - JUNE 24, 2011

New Summer
Hours, July Events
GreenMarket at the Alliance of the
Arts in Fort Myers will remain
open through summer, offer-
ing fresh local products such as locally
caught fish, honey and eggs, fresh fruit,
herbs and produce, bread and baked
goods, native plants, organic fertilizers,
pottery and handmade crafts.
New summer hours of 8 a.m. to noon
took effect in June and will continue
through August to beat the heat.
July marks the kick-off for gardening
month at the Alliance GreenMarket.
On Saturday at 10 a.m., the com-
munity is invited to join experienced
gardeners and farmers for a free hour-
long introduction to gardening, to get
their hands dirty and have fun learning
about native Florida plants, container
gardening, rain barrels and the kitchen
Workshops will be held on the
GreenMarket stage, under the shade
of the trees, and all materials including
trowels and pots will be provided. Bring
a notepad if you want to take notes.
Instructors include Kara Alfaro of
Elata Natives; organic farmer Ken Ryan
of Herban Gardens; horticulturalist
Debbie Hughes of Edison-Ford Estates;
master gardener Millisa Bell of Holton
Eco-Preserve; and Andrea Guerrero,
manager of Heartland Gardens.

GreenMarket is at the corner of
McGregor and Colonial boulevards.
This family-friendly market offers
occasional artistic and educational activi-
ties. On select Saturdays, the market
welcomes live music from local musi-
cians. Guest are always encouraged to
venture inside the Alliance's main build-
ing to view the current art exhibits and
pick up information about area arts and
cultural organizations.

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Association Announces New
Board Members And Officers
he Southwest Florida Attractions Association (SWFAA) has announced the
addition of two new board members and officers for the 2011-12 year.
Board member Terry Simon will assume the office of president. She is
senior director of Corporate Sales & Marketing for the Miracle Baseball Club.
New board officers and fellow members include: Vice President Helena Finnegan,
Imaginarium/SWFL Museum of History; Treasurer Merry Coffman, Edison & Ford
Winter Estates; and Secretary Patty Stallsmith, Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre.
Joining the board for three-year terms are new members John Cain, disaster
relief coordinator for the American Red Cross of Lee County; and Candace Cocco,
tourism group sales manager, Lee County VCB.
They join fellow board members Jeff Mielke (Lee County Sports Authority), Patty
Stallsmith (Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre), Eric Graff (SWF Distributing), David
Atkinson (Travelhost magazine), and Shelley Starner-Pritt (Miromar Outlets).
More than 70 members now belong to the attractions association whose motto
is, Stay and Play One More Day. The association promotes the attractions industry
in southwest Florida. Benefits of membership include monthly breakfast meetings at
member prices, free organization listings on the website and in the annual SWFAA
Concierge Sourcebook distributed to more than 500 locations throughout southwest
Florida and free participation in the association's two annual trade shows held in
Lee and Collier counties.
Non-member participation is welcome. The Southwest Florida Attractions
Association offers a professional development opportunity with monthly breakfast
meetings to network and to learn as well as outside marketing through the website,
bi-annual trade shows, a concierge book at area hotels and the Great Getaways
page on the SWFAA website.
For membership and updates on events, visit www.swflattractions.com.t

Now Showing:
Foreign Films In
Lee County
The South Lee County Regional
Library will present a series of
award winning foreign films this
summer and fall.
For the sake of diversity, films were
chosen from five different continents or
region such as South America, Europe,
Asia, the Middle East, Africa and in five
different languages. The choices were dif-
ficult. Each film is an award winner that
will provide exposure to different and new
cultures and perspectives. The films will
be shown at the South County Regional
Library at 21100 Three Oaks Parkway in
Estero and admission is free to the public.
These films can be intense and cover
some gritty issues. Therefore, they are
not suitable for children. No formal dis-
cussion follows but time is allotted for
viewers to interact at the end.
For a variety of reasons a good por-
tion of foreign talent never makes it to
the USA. These foreign producers and
directors make movies in ways that differ
dramatically from Hollywood. The stories
are told authentically in the native country
and language with their native cultural
The films are just a small sample
of the depth and breadth of the nearly
1,000 foreign films in the Lee County
Library System collection.
Dates and times:
Saturday, June 25, 2 p.m.
Filmed in Rwanda, 97 minutes,
Kinyaruanda with English subtitles
Storyline: According to Sangwa's
parents, Hutus and Tutsis are supposed
to be enemies, but this doesn't deter the
boy from forging a close friendship with

Munyurangabo. After stealing a machete
from a market in Kigali, Rwanda, the
boys embark on a journey that links them
to their past
Awards and festivals: Grand Jury
Prize, American Film Institute Festival;
Best First Film, Mexico City International
Contemporary Film Festival; Best
Narrative Feature, Sarasota Film Festival;
Peace and Cultural Understanding Award,
Wine Country Film Festival; SIGNAS
Award, Amiens International Film Festival
Saturday, July 23, 2 p.m.
Filmed in the USA, 94 minutes,
Storyline: This film follows New
Orleans residents as they attempt the
daunting task of trying to reunite with
their pets, who have been adopted
by families all over the country after
Hurricane Katrina. See the custody bat-
tles that arise when two families who love
the same pet try to determine who should
decide the fate of the animals and the
people involved. This film examines how
we treat animals as an extension of how
we view and treat each other.
Awards and festivals: Independent
Lens 2010 Audience Favorite
Saturday, September 10 , 2 p.m.
Alamar (To the Sea)
Filmed in Mexico, 73 minutes,
Spanish and Italian with English subtitles
Storyline: Jorge has only a few weeks
with his five-year-old son Natan before he
leaves to live with his mother in Rome.
Intent on teaching Natan about their
Mayan heritage, Jorge takes him to the
pristine Chinchorro reef and eases him
into the rhythms of a fisherman's life. As
the bond between father and son grows
stronger, Natan learns to live in harmony
with life above and below the surface of
the sea.
Awards and festivals: Grand Jury Prize
Miami International Film Festival;
continued on page 18

Local High School Students
Save Lives And Earn Scholarships

During the past school year, 15 Lee
County high schools participated in
the Lee Memorial Blood Center's
8th annual High School Blood Drive
Challenge. Each high school is eligible
to earn scholarship dollars for blood col-
A total of 7,115 students, ages 16 and
older, and faculty participated during their
school's blood drives and 5,410 units of
blood were collected for the patients in
the Lee Memorial Health System. Since
a single unit of blood can save more than
one life, over 11,000 patients have ben-
efitted from high school blood donations.
Parents and relatives of students are also
invited to participate.
Some high schools held as many as
four blood drives during the school year.
There are students who donate a gallon
(eight units) of blood by the time they
graduate high school. Over $54,500 in
scholarship money is being awarded to
seniors at these area high schools. This is
an increase of $17,500 from last year.
These young blood donors are very
important to our community. By creat-
ing a fun and positive blood donation
experience, these young donors will
develop into lifetime donors. Every drop
of blood collected on the Lee Memorial
Bloodmobiles remains in our community
to help friends, neighbors and loved ones.
Approximately 500+ units of blood are
needed each week to meet the growing
demands for blood. The Lee Memorial
Blood Centers also supply blood and

blood products to the Level II Trauma
Center at Lee Memorial Hospital as well
as to the Regional Cancer Center.
The totals for the participating schools
High School Dollars Awarded
East Lee County $7,000
Riverdale $7,000
Cape Coral $6,000
Gateway Charter $6,000
Ida Baker $6,000
North Fort Myers $6,000
Cypress Lake $4,000
Estero $2,600
Fort Myers $2,600
Mariner $2,600
Dunbar $1,600
South Fort Myers $1,600
Bishop Verot $1,100
Canterbury $200
Richard Milburn Academy $200
If your school is not listed and you
would like to participate during the new
school year, call 343-2333 for more
At the Lee Memorial Blood Centers,
your blood stays in your community.�

From page 3
some footage filmed in Hawaii last sum-
mer. One of the stumbling blocks to
making a music video is getting permis-
sion from the artist and the publisher for
the rights to use a song without paying
a hugh royalty fee, Sarah said. When
asked, Danny Morgan generously allowed
Sarah the use of the song in making the
award-winning video.
Sarah also won first place in
Documentary category for her film, My
Sister Carly in the U.S. Navy. She origi-
nally made this film for the Veteran's Day
assembly at The Sanibel School. Sarah
also took home second place in the
Drama category for her movie trailer, The
Legend of Roxy.
Sarah attended a student film making
camp at Stanford University last summer
and plans to continue her interest in film

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Police Offer Tips
On Night Time
Bicycle Safety
national report recently released
found that Florida's roads are the
most dangerous in the country for
non-motorists, and Lee County ranks
fifth in the state.
In light of this recent national report
and the recent fatalities in Lee County,
the Sanibel Police Department is remind-
ing everyone of the bicycle traffic law
regarding riding bicycles at night time and
requirements for lighting equipment.
It is important to remember that
Sanibel is a bicycle friendly community
with over 22 miles of shared use paths.
Because we encourage bicycle and pedes-
trian activities, it is important that all
motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians use
due care and precautions to remain safe.
Over half of fatal bicycle crashes in
Florida occur after sunset. By Florida
law, if operating a bicycle between sunset
and sunrise you must be equipped with
a lamp on the front exhibiting a white
light visible from 500 feet to the front
and both a red reflector and a lamp on
the rear exhibiting a red light visible from
600 feet.
LED lamps can last many hours on
a set of batteries, but if you are using
battery powered lamps you should carry
spare batteries or mount an additional

THE RIVER - JUNE 24, 2011 5
lamp as a spare. Additional lighting is
permitted and recommended. Rear
reflector and tail lamps should be aimed
straight back.
Rules for riding at night:
* Cyclists and pedestrians should use
the shared bike paths where available.
* Don't ride in high traffic areas.
* Don't ride in unfamiliar areas at
night if possible. Scout out your route in
daylight first.
* If you start riding before it gets dark,
and plan to do ride after dark, be sure to
check your front and rear lights before
leaving home.
* At night there are generally fewer
drivers on the road but a larger percent-
age are impaired drivers.
* Flying insects can be a problem
especially around dusk. Carry a pair of
glasses with clear lenses to keep bugs out
of your eyes.
* If you are stopped at an intersec-
tion and a car approaches from the side,
angle your headlight slightly in that direc-
tion so the driver can see you.
* Motorists must be alert to bicycles
and pedestrians.
* Motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians
must obey traffic signs and cross walks.
Remember to stay as visible as you
can, in addition to lights wear bright or
reflective (neon) clothing. Also, additional
helmet lights are recommended.4

Volunteers Needed
To help with the
City of Palms
Invitational Bowling
to benefit


The City or Palms Invitational Tournament
(COP1T) is the weekend of July 1,2.3
They have chosen ICAN this year as their
charity but are in desperate need of Volunteers
to help with the event. Jobs like selling raffle
tickets, posting scores, running carnival style
games, selling snacks, etc.

It's a fun event that raises money for the ICAN
Food Pantry, if you can help please contact
Andy Candeloro at ajcandeloro@gmail.com
or call 856-577-5375.
Carnival games and Food stations are Friday evening only.
Saturday is divided inlo 2 shifts.

6 THE RIVER - JUNE 24, 2011


From page 1
Photos of live mollusks eating,
moving, mating, etc., are eligible for
the contest. Entries will be accepted
at the museum between July 25 and
November 1 (including electronically-
submitted pictures).
The winning submissions will be
announced during the museum's anni-
versary celebration November 14 to 18.
The top photos will be displayed on the
museum's website, Facebook page, and
in the lobby.
A list of contest rules and judging
criteria, and the registration form to be
completed and emailed with each entry,
can be found at www.shellmuseum.org.
Send all inquiries and entries to
DianeThomas (dothomas@shellmuseum.
org) or contact the museum at 395-
From page 1
Gallery Opening
and glass bead jewelry, gourd art, raku,
clay, and art cards. Highlighting the art
of the current featured artist, the front
gallery has 12- to 16-foot high ceil-
ings, distressed brick walls, and wooden

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Summer Scrapbookiing
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Treat yourself and your skin to
something extraordinary at the
newly-opened Naples Soap Co.
in downtown Fort Myers.
Naples Soap Co. offers some of life's
little luxuries: handmade organic and nat-
ural soaps, exotic bath salts, bath bombs,
natural sponges, gift baskets, candles,
body butter, loofahs,and other accessories
for your bathing pleasure.
What is not in the soap is just as
important as what is. Naples Soap Co. is
fanatical about the ingredients and qual-

ity of its products. Soaps are its passion
and the company prides itself on carrying
products that don't contain harmful syn-
thetic chemicals, preservatives, artificial
hardeners, alcohol, petroleum products,
sulfates (sodium laureth and sodium
laurel sulfates) artificial dyes (FD & C col-
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results in their skin condition with the
consistent and proper use of natural and
organic soaps.
Naples Soap Co.'s flagship boutique
is on Fifth Avenue South in Naples.
Eco-sensitive ingredients combined with
sustainable business practices are crucial
to its core philosophy and business devel-
opment. Stop in the newest location and
see for yourself!
Naples Soap Co. is located at 2272
First Street. Call 226-9005 or go to nap-
The name Ichiban means "Number
One" in Japanese, and it certainly is
when it comes to preparing excellent
Japanese and Chinese cuisine. The
downtown favorite opened eight years
ago and has been family-owned and
operated ever since.
In a casual atmosphere that appeals
to all ages, sit at the sushi/sake bar and
watch the chefs create their culinary art-
work. If you prefer, select a table inside
the restaurant or outside in the roofed-in
For lunch, try the combination Honey
Garlic Chicken served with fried rice and
egg roll for $6.95 or sample a selection
of Lo Mein, Chop Suey and vegetarian
In addition to daily lunch specials,
Ichiban boasts an extensive Japanese and
Chinese dinner menu, including Bento
Boxes served with shrimp and vegetable
tempura and Japanese rice.
For quick late-night sustenance on the
weekend, try the BBQ Ribs appetizer and
wash it down with a cold Kirin Ichiban
beer or sake.
There are multiple ways to get to
Ichiban: enter through the main Post
Office Arcade entrance on Broadway,
through the lobby of Hotel Indigo on
Main Street, or from First Street court-
yard across from the City of Palms park-
ing garage.
Ichiban is located at 1520 Broadway,
downtown Fort Myers, in the historic

Post Office Arcade. Hours are Monday
through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10
p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m.
to 11 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 9
p.m. Free delivery is available within the
River District. For more information, call
Now that summer vacation is upon us,
take the entire family on a scenic boat
trip with Captiva Cruises.
The dolphin watch and wildlife cruise
is the perfect family adventure. There is
nothing more exciting than seeing play-
ful dolphins jumping in the wake of the
boat. Captiva Cruises reports seeing
dolphins on approximately 95 percent
of the cruises. The trip runs from 4 to
5:30 p.m. and is narrated by volunteers
from the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation
Foundation. The cost is $24 per adult
and $15 per child.
Captiva Cruises also offers sailing
adventure cruises, sunset cruises and trips
to Cayo Costa Beach, Cabbage Key, the
Edison & Ford Winter Estates and Boca
Grande. Prices vary and reservations are
Captiva Cruises is located at 11401
Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva Island. Call
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New Community Thrift Store To Open

Community Thrift Store staff and volun-
teers. Standing from left: Sheila Sklar, Inga Dianne Morton, resource manager, helps
Bredahl, Charlotte Bathon, Jean Hannan, set up the store for the opening
and Teri Kollath. Seated from left: Dianne
Morton, Jim Hannan and Debbie Zeis

Community Thrift Store committee members Teri Kollath, Debbie Zeis, and Inga Bredahl
showing a few of the home decor items available for purchase
Shell Point Retirement Community will soon have a new venture when the
doors open to Community Thrift Store in south Fort Myers. The grand open-
ing weekend will take place on Thursday, July 7 through Saturday, July 9 at
the new store located at 15501-3 Old McGregor Road next to Planet Fitness in
Miner's Plaza (the old Kiwanis Thrift Store location) on the corner of McGregor
Boulevard and Gladiolus Drive.
People looking for a bargain can donate and shop at the area's newest thrift store
during the hours of operation, Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All
shoppers will receive 25 percent off all purchases during the first three days of opera-
tion. The store will be overseen by seasoned thrift store professional Debbie Zeis,
Community Thrift Store manager, and approximately 100 volunteers.
"As a not-for-profit, we are very excited to be stepping into this new area of busi-
ness to support our mission and ministry and are looking forward to forming new and
strong bonds with the surrounding community," said Dawn Boren, director of resident
life at Shell Point. "At Shell Point, residents are very happy to have this new option
for donating excess items that can be used to benefit others."
The store will carry a wide array of items for all shoppers, including furniture, home
decor, household goods, CDs, books, games, adult and children's clothing, jewelry, and
more. The store will also offer items that are not typically found in thrift stores such

Thrift store committee members Tenri
Kollath, Debbie Zeis and Inga Bredahl

as building supplies, construction materi-
als, appliances, and fixtures. When an
individual or an organization donates items
to the store, they will receive a receipt for
purposes of tax deduction. Proceeds from Volunteer Sheila Sklar shows off a coat
the store will be used to help provide nec-
essary services to meet the needs of seniors in the area.
To learn more, contact Debbie Zeis at 225-6529.0

Grants Available
The City of Fort Myers announced
that grant applications for its
2011 Arts and Culture Grant
Program are now available on the city's
website at www.cityftmyers.com.
A total of $100,000 is available to
the community's non-profit art and cul-

tural organizations and individual artists
in a variety of fields, including visual
arts, dance, theater, and film. Check the
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Member of UUA
2756 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers
Six blocks south of the Edison/Ford
Winter Estates; two miles north of Colonial
Minister: Reverend Dr. Wayne Robinson
Sunday services: 9 and 11 a.m.
Unitarian Summer 2011: 11 a.m. Tapestry
of Faith Programs, child care provided
Adult workshops: 9:30 a.m. Faith Like a
River: Themes from UU History.
Phone: 226-0900
Email: allfaithsuc@embarqmail.com
Website: www.allfaiths-uc.org
8210 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers
Reverend Fr. Athanasios Michalos
Orthros Service Sunday 9am
Divine Liturgy Sunday 10am
Fellowship Programs, Greek School,
Sunday School, Community Night
15675 McGregor Boulevard. 437-3171
Rabbi: Judah Hungerman
Friday Service, 8 p.m.
Saturday Service, 11 a.m.
Shabbat School Saturday Morning
Adult Hebrew Classes
Please call for information on full program.
16581 McGregor Boulevard, 267-3166
Just past the Tanger Outlet Mall
Pastor: Barry Lentz, 281-3063
Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Bible Study, 7 p.m.
10200 Cypress Cove Circle Fort Myers
Located at Cypress Cove Retirement
Center on HealthPark Campus
An ecumenical non-denominational
community of believers.
Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m.
Wednesday Bible Study, 7 p.m.
Rev. Ted Althouse, Pastor
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.
13500 Freshman Lane; 768-2188
Pastors: Jeff Moran and Michael Bulter;
A nondenominational church emphasizing
a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Sunday Service: 9 a.m. Contemporary
10:45 a.m. Traditional.
2439 McGregor Boulevard, 334-8937
Reverend Dr. Taylor Hill, Pastor
Reverend David Dietzel, Pastor Emeritus
Traditional Sunday service 10 a.m. Nursery
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.
8260 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 481-
3233; Clint Cottrell, pastor
Sunday services: 8 and 11 a.m. Traditional;
9:30 a.m. Contemporary; 9:45 a.m.
Children's Church K4J Kids for Jesus
8570 Cypress Lake Drive,

Fort Myers, 482-1250
Sunday Traditional Service: 8 and 11 a.m.,
Praise Service: 9:30 a.m.
Sunday School: All times
6111 South Pointe Boulevard, Fort Myers,
278-3638. Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m.;
Voice of Faith, WCRN 13.50 AM Radio,
Sunday, 1:30 p.m.; Thursday Service, 7:30
p.m.; Friday Youth Service, 7:30 p.m.
Nursery care for pre-school children and
Children's Church for ages 5-12 available
at each service.
15690 McGregor Boulevard
Fort Myers, 482-2030
Pastor: David Stauffer.
Traditional services 8:45 a.m.;
Contemporary, 10:30 a.m.
Go south on McGregor Boulevard. The
church is 1/ mile past the intersection of
Gladiolus and San Carlos Boulevard on
the way to Sanibel.
2390 West First Street, next door to Edison
Sunday Morning Service and Sunday
School, 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday Evening
Testimony Meeting, 7:30 p.m. Child care
provided at all services.
Visit our Reading Room for quiet study at:
2281 W. First Street, River District
www.spirituality.com and www.christian-
13545 American Colony Boulevard
off Daniels Parkway in the Colony,
Fort Myers, 936-2511
Pastor: Reverend 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.
in the Downtown Fort Myers River District
2466 First Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901
239-332-1152 www.fumcftmyers.org
Sunday: 9 a.m. Contemporary Worship
9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sunday School
9:45 a.m. Coffee Fellowship
10:30 a.m. Traditional Worship
5 p.m.Youth Program
7 p.m. Spanish Worship
5916 Winkler Road, Fort Myers, 437-4330
Reverend Mark Condrey, Pastor
Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m.
Church School: 9:15 a.m.
8210 College Parkway, Fort Myers,
482-3133. Philip White, pastor
Morning Worship: 10 a.m.
Church School: 10:15 a.m.
Adult Forum: 11:30 a.m.
111 Evergreen Road,
North Fort Myers, 997-2846
Eastern Orthodox men's monastery.
Liturgical services conducted in the
English, Greek and Church Slavonic
languages, following the Julian (Old)
Calendar. Liturgical Services: Sundays and
Holy Days: The Third and Sixth Hours at
8:30 a.m.; Divine Liturgy at 9 a.m.
9650 Gladiolus Drive,
Fort Myers, 454-4778
The Reverend 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.
881 Nuna Avenue, Fort Myers, 481-1143
Masses Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.;
Sunday, 8 and 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
2154 McGregor Boulevard,
Fort Myers, 218-8343
Pastor Randy and Anita Thurman
10:30 a.m. Sunday Service
All are welcome.
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:
8 a.m. Early Grace Traditional
9 a.m. Awesome Grace Contemporary
10:30 a.m. Classic Grace Traditional
8:45 & 10 a.m. Sunday School God's
Worship Gathering - Sunday 10 a.m.
Pastor Alan Bondar
Fort Myers Villas Civic Association Bldg.
2306 Sunrise Blvd. Fort Myers, 33907
Phone text: 220-8519
website: messiahreformed.com
6:30 p.m Wednesday Bible Study
noon Sunday Fellowship Lunch
Monthly Teen Events
see website for podcasts, special events,
ministries, calendar, blogs, etc.
16120 San Carlos Boulevard, Unit 10
9:45 a.m. Sunday School for all ages
11 a.m Sunday Morning Worship.
7 p.m. Wednesday Evening Bible Study
3825 McGregor Boulevard. Fort Myers
Pastors: Bill Stephens, Stu Austin and
Howard Biddulph, Associate Pastor
8 & 9:30 a.m. Traditional Worship
11 a.m. Contemporary Worship
8, 9:30 & 11 a.m. Sunday School
Youth and Children's programming runs
concurrent to Sunday services.
Nursery care provided at all services
For more information visit:
www. newhopefortmyers.org
Meets at Ft. Myers Beach Masonic Lodge
17625 Pine Ridge Road,
Fort Myers Beach 267-7400.
Pastors Bruce Merton, Gail & 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: peace1265@aol.com
15840 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers
Walter Still, Senior Pastor,
Sunday Worship: 8 and 9:30 a.m.
% mile south from the intersection of
McGregor, San Carlos and Gladiolus.
A congregation of the ELCA.
3950 Winkler Extension,
Fort Myers, 274-0143
Daily early learning center/day care
8:15 & 10:15 a.m. Sunday Services
Meditation classes. All are welcome.
Guided meditations offering many meth-
ods for relaxing the body and focusing
the mind on virtuous objects to bring
increasing peace and happiness into
daily activity. For information, class times
and locations call 567-9739 or visit www.

16940 McGregor Boulevard,
Fort Myers, 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.
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
3049 Mcgregor Boulevard, Fort Myers,
344-0012 Pastor Reverend Steve Filizzi
An Affirming & Inclusive Congregation
Sunday Services, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Mid-Week Service, Wednesday 6:30 p.m.
3595 Broadway, Fort Myers
239-939-4711, www.smlcs.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.m. with 9:15
a.m. adult and children's Bible Study, plus
marriage enrichment studies. Divorce Care
on Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
During Lent: Wednesday worship
noon and 6:15 p.m.
16225 Winkler Rd. 433-0018.
Rabbi Jeremy Barras
Cantorial Soloists Joseph/Lynn Goldovitz
Shabbat Services, Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Torah Study, Saturday, 9:15 a.m.
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Services, Saturday,
10:30 a.m.
Religious Education Classes, Midweek,
Grades 2-7, Wednesday, 5-6:30 p.m.
Preschool Classes, Monday through Friday
Confirmation Classes, Wednesday,
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. to noon
14486 A&W Bulb Road, Fort Myers,
433-0201, Lay Leader Diane Seidenstein
and Larry Hershman
Weekly Minyan: Monday and Thusday
morning at 9 a.m.
Services: Friday night at 7:30 p.m. and
Saturday morning at 9 a.m.
Religious School Sunday morning from
9:30 a.m. to noon and Wednesday
night from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
For Preschool information call 482-1121 or
email templejudeapreschool@gmail.com
The New Church of SWFL is located at
10811 Sunset Plaza Circle, by Summerlin
and Pine Ridge Roads, behind Zoomers
and the ponds.
Reverend Nadine
Spiritual Recovery, Wednesdays 10 a.m.
Healing Service, Wednesdays 11 a.m. and
Friday 6:30 p.m.
Sunday Worship Services, 11 a.m.
Call for information 481-5535.
1619 Llewellyn Drive Fort Myers
Just off McGregor across from the Edison/
Ford Winter Estates 334-4978
Senior Minister: Douglas Kelchner
Traditional Worship Sunday's 10:15 a.m.
Website: www.edisonchurch.org
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From page 10
13411 Shire Lane (off Daniels Parkway
one mile west of 1-75)
Minister: The Rev. Allison Farnum
Sunday services and religious education at
10:30 a.m.
For information on all church events call
561-2700 or visit www.uucfm.org.
Family Service 10 to 11 a.m.
Healing Circle 11 a.m.
Hospitality and Fellowship, 11 a.m.
Inspiring lesson, uplifting and dynamic
music, meditation in a loving environment.
Service held at 28285 Imperial Street,
Bonita Springs. Call 947-3100.

This year's 6th Annual Becoming
Cosmopolitan event benefiting
Community Cooperative Ministries
Inc. is getting a shot of vitality.
The event will take place Thursday,
October 20, from 6 to 9 p.m. at
Harborside Event Center in downtown
Fort Myers.
"Harborside allows us to totally rein-
vent ourselves each year," said Sarah
Owen, CEO of CCMI. "Last year we
added the SoHo jazz club at the end of
the event and we are taking that inspira-
tion to a whole new level."
According to Owen, a number of
lounges will be the backdrop this year.
"Picture a night out on the town in
a city like Los Angeles, New York or
Miami," Owen said. "Attendees will be
able to hop from lounge to lounge all
within one venue."
This women's-only evening features
glamorous shopping with local vendors,
gourmet hors d'oeuvres and cocktails,

9065 Ligon Court, Fort Myers, across
from HealthPark Hospital, 481-2125
Senior Pastor: Robert Brunson
Sunday Service:
9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages
11 a.m. Blended Worship
2120 Collier Ave, Fort Myers, 274-8881;
Services: Sunday 10 a.m.;
Wednesday 7 p.m.
Bishop Gaspar and Michele Anastasi
7401 Winkler Road, Fort Myers,
481-4040, Pastor, Steve Hess
Sunday Services: 8 a.m. traditional;
9:30 a.m. contemporary; 11 a.m. blendings.
Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.4

sinful chocolate and desserts with a silent
auction, exciting raffles, a DJ and an after
party all in celebration of the cosmopoli-
tan lifestyle in southwest Florida.
Over 200 local women attended last
fall's Becoming Cosmopolitan event.
"This year's event will be bigger and
better than ever," said Deanna Hansen,
chairwoman. "The monies raised will go
a remarkably long way in helping CCMI
assist the growing number of our local
neighbors who need assistance feeding
themselves and their families."
According to CCMI, the amount of the
$100 event ticket provides one month
of Montessori preschool education to
a child of a working poor family, three
months of emergency food to a family of
four who is struggling, a Parent Training
scholarship to a single mother who wants
to learn how to read to her child, one
month of hot meals to a family living in
their car, or sponsors a weekend back-
pack for a child for an entire school year.
Sponsorships are available and range
from $1,000 to $10,000. Donations for
the silent auction are also being accepted.
For more information, call 332-7687
or visit www.ccmileecounty.com.4

Grant To Help Alleviate Hunger
Community Cooperative Ministries Inc. recently received a grant in the amount
of $12,070 from the Meals On Wheels Association of America and The
Walmart Foundation's Building the Future Impact Grant Program.
According to Sarah Owen, CEO of CCMI, the grant dollars will be used to impact
local senior hunger through funding new computers, delivering meal coolers and a
storage facility.
The money comes at a critical time for CCMI's Meals On Wheels program and the
other grant winners nationwide. The country's economic downturn has made it more
difficult to raise money to continue feeding our community's homebound and hungry
"The difficulties facing programs as a result of the economic downturn, rising food
and fuel costs and funding decreases from the state and federal levels were clearly
evident in the Impact Grant applications," said MOWAA President and CEO Enid
CCMI is planning to partner with local Walmart locations on events to recruit volun-
teers for their MOW program. CCMI is in need of drivers for Cape Coral, North Fort
Myers and Fort Myers during the summer months.
"Many of our seasonal drivers have gone back up north leaving us with a shortage
for the summer months," said Lisa Cronin, volunteer liaison for CCMI. "This is a rela-
tively easy volunteer opportunity with a huge impact on those we serve."
According to Cronin, Meals On Wheels drivers are asked to volunteer one to
two days per week for a two-hour, 25-mile average and a tank of gas commitment.
Participants must have a valid driver's license, car insurance and provide their own
transportation for deliveries. High school students can also obtain community service
hours through the program and use their own or a parent's vehicle.
"Until I drove for Meals On Wheels, I had no idea how many people there are in
our community who need a little help," said Maureen Imanuel, auditor with Myers,
Brettholtz & Company, PA, Certified Public Accountants & Business Consultants. "My
driver experience took so little time out of my week, but meant so much to the recipi-
ents of the meals."O

Summer Camp At Bay Oaks Now
ay Oaks annual summer camp is set to kick off starting on Monday June 20
and will run through the end of summer vacation on August 5. Each week the
kids will enjoy a fun themed week consisting of activities and trips specific to
the week's theme.
Week 2 (June 27 to July 1): America Week. Trip: Mound House; Stories Beneath
Our Feet
Week 3 (July 5 through 8): Outdoor Adventures. Trip: Beach Day
Week 4 (July 11 through 15): Be Safe! Trip: McDonalds/Beach
Week 5 (July 18 to 22): Wet 'N' Wild. Trip: Sun 'N' Fun Lagoon
Week 6 (July 25 to 29): Artful Antics. Trip: Skatium
Week 7 (August 1 to 5): Wacky Week. Trip: Game Guys
In addition to the weekly trips the camp will go to the beach pool every Wednesday
and Friday. Every Friday campers will get to enjoy Truly Scrumptious ice cream.
Bay Oaks Summer Camp Facts
Ages: Summer camp is available for children ages six through 12, and teen camp
for children 11through 13
Cost: $65 per week or $435 for the entire summer
Dates: Camp runs June 20 to August 5, beginning at 7:30 a.m. and ending at 6
Spaces are still available for campers. Scholarships are available for children from
low income families. Businesses or individuals interested in sponsoring a needy child
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Switch It Up And
Go Shark Fishing
by Capt.
.-, Matt Mitchell
/ ' TIT Tith the best
1 -? \AIfishing tides
S V V around
S' the full moon last
� - I week all coming late
, = afternoon to early
� morning, fishing in
the bay has been a
little tough. Add to
that the big rafts of
floating grass and
dirty water throughout the sound and it
was not an easy week.
On four tarpon trips I did not have
a single hook-up even though I did find
a few scattered rolling fish. They simply
would not eat a bait. Bay and beach fish-
ing for tarpon during periods of high tides
at the passes always gets harder too.
The most consistent place I have been
spotting rolling tarpon has been around
the causeway bridges. This area seems to
have some of the cleanest water in town.
The tarpon have been mixed in with
the huge schools of glass minnows and
Spanish mackerel.

A big lemon shark coming boat side just before being released

The bigger schools of tarpon that were
here in April and the beginning of May
with the early warm water temperatures
have all but gone. Things have not been
consistent like they usually are. It almost
seems the fish never came into the sound
in any large numbers as in prior years.
This could be due to the dirty water and
the lack of the big rafts of threadfins
which we usually have. Things do change
day to day but I think until the summer
rain pattern gets started and begins to
flush and re-oxygenate the bay, tarpon
fishing will stay pretty much the same.


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Catch-and-release shark fishing on
the other hand has been my go-to when
tarpon fishing is not producing. I have
been switching it up and bending the
rods on sharks. They are a great under-
rated gamefish and pretty easy to catch
most days with some of the varieties in
our waters being extremely hard fighters.
Once we get them close to the boat we
snap a few pictures and cut the leader as
close to the hook as we dare.
While fishing Rocky Channel one
morning last week, the shark bite was on
fire for about a hour. Every cut bait we
put out got hit with either a five-foot-plus
spinner shark or a six-foot-plus bull shark.
Heading out with just the tarpon tackle
on board, it's been easy to hook into
some real sea monsters out there. The
key to catching shark for me has been
fishing areas around the passes and deep-
er slews coming in from the passes on
the incoming tide. During the incoming
tide the water is clearer and cooler and
seems to be when these sharks have been

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feeding best. I have been targeting areas
around Captiva and Redfish passes in the
six- to nine-foot depth range.
Cut fresh mullet and ladyfish has been
my bait of choice to get in on the shark
bite. I rig my large tarpon spinning outfits
with a large circle hook and about six feet
of 100# mono leader. Chumming never
hurts but it has not really been needed.
Simply pitch out the baits, put them in
the rod holders and wait until the drag
screams. You do get quite a few cut off
using only mono for leader, but you will
get 10 times more bites than if you fish
with wire leader. A cut bait circle hook
will catch the shark in the corner of the
mouth, keeping the leader away from the
sharp teeth.
Some of the sharks we got into last
week were in the five- to seven-foot
range, with a huge seven-foot lemon
being the biggest we brought in. We did
have some real freight trains that ended
up cutting the leader. The majority of the
sharks feeding right now are lemons, bulls
and blacktips, along with a few spinners.
Though it's not tarpon fishing, it's always
fun to tangle with a hundred-pound-plus
Trout fishing around the grass bars
from Redfish Pass to Captiva Pass has
also been active. Whitebaits, live shrimp
or even soft plastic jigs have made for an
easy limit. This bite has also been best on
the incoming tide. Mixed in with the trout
are ladyfish and Spanish mackerel. This
is a great way to start the day, getting as
many ladyfish as you want so you can
move up the food chain later to some
shark action.
Capt. Matt Mitchell has been fishing
local waters since he moved to Sanibel
in 1980. He now lives in St. James City
and works as a back country fishing
guide. If you have comments or ques-
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CROW Case Of The Week:

Baby Bat
by Emilie Alfino
Siane Thomas
J Iof South Fort
- L.J- Myers didn't
know what she
had found in front
of her house after
a windy day took
down a bunch of
dead palm fronds.
We always find
birds in there and I
never disturb them," Thomas said. This
time she found a young bird and left it
where she thought the mother might
return to care for it. When that didn't
happen, she returned to the spot and
heard chirping noises coming from the
nearby culvert less than an arm's length
away. "I reached in and felt a bunch of
fur. It wasn't moving and I turned it over
and saw a dead mother bat with three
babies clinging to her. One baby was
deceased. I noticed something poking
up underneath the mother, pushing on
her with their hands."
Thomas took her charges to the
Coral Veterinary Clinic as she knew they
transported animals to CROW. "I think
the mother bat got blown out of the
tree," she said. "Some little birds were
blown out, too. It was very windy."
The two surviving baby bats arrived
at CROW June 1 on an adult female
who was deceased. The babies were

Above and right, baby bat being fed

clinging onto the mother bat. They
weighed 2.9 grams, about the weight
of two tissues. "They were the size of
the end of my thumb, their eyes were
closed, and they had very little fur," said
Dr. Amber.
They were a little bit cold but oth-
erwise their body condition was pretty
good, according to Dr. Amber; they
were pink and not too dehydrated. "I
think mom had just died from some
trauma," she said, which is consistent
with Thomas' story of how she found
The tiny creatures were northern
yellow bats, which are light in color.
They grow to dark brown with yellow

highlights. They also love to roost in
Spanish moss, which caused a bit of a
problem in the recovery, as you'll see.
They were given .15 milliliters of sub-
cutaneous fluids. "We offered them flu-
ids via a syringe with a tiny nipple and
they took that pretty well," Dr. Amber
Because the patients were so tiny,
Dr. Amber took them home that first
night so they could have an overnight
feeding and another at 5:30 a.m. This
is the usual practice when the clinic
receives mammals so young their eyes
are still closed.
The hard part was keeping them
warm enough. "They didn't always want
to lie on the heating pad," she said.
"They wanted to climb to the top of

THE RIVER - JUNE 24, 2011 13
the plastic aquarium." A washcloth had
been placed over the side of the aquar-
ium so the babies would have a vertical
substance to cling to. This is where
the bats' habit of roosting in Spanish
moss interfered somewhat with keep-
ing the babies warm. "Mom normally
goes out at night to feed and at that
time the babies would climb into the
moss for cover and warmth," Dr. Amber
explained. This took them off the heat-
ing pad.
Sadly, one of the babies was lost that
first night. Dr. Amber speculated it may
have suffered the same trauma as the
mother even though it didn't show.
On the second day, clinic staff
increased the percentage of milk in the
diluted formula being fed to the surviv-
ing baby. He did very well and was a
champ at nursing.
Anyone caring for a mammal this
young has to be extremely careful not
to give it too much liquid food too fast.
The danger is the possibility of sucking
some of it down into the lungs. This
takes a lot of time and patience.
Staff Rehabilitator Nicky Talianko
and Dr. Amber split duties as to who
would take the baby bat home each
night. "And then we just kept going,"
Dr. Amber said. "We fed him essentially
as much as he wanted, .3 milliliters at a
time, which is still not very much." Even
so, he started putting on weight and
soon got up to 4.9 grams, a significant
increase from his 2.9 gram weight upon
continued on page 14


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Plant Smart
Havana Skullcap
by Gerri Reaves
Havana skullcap (Scutellaria
havanensis) is a native wildflower
listed as endangered in the state
of Florida. In the wild, it grows in south-
ernmost Florida and the West Indies.
The city of Havana is part of the com-
mon and botanical names because the
plant was first discovered there in 1760.
Scutellaria, Latin for small saucer or
dish, refers to the tiny bowl- or helmet-
like protuberance on the calyx.
Also called tropical skullcap, this pretty
flower is classified as an herb because it is
a member of the mint family.
Tiny purple flowers appear throughout
the year, but most occur during spring
and autumn. Blooms are rarely seen dur-
ing the summer months.
The flowers are striking for their larger
three-lobed lower lip with two white
The tiny paired oval leaves have a
fuzzy texture and the stems are covered
with short hairs.
Havana skullcap's attraction for bees,
butterflies, and birds make it an excellent
addition to a wildlife garden.
It forms clumps and usually reaches
less than six inches tall, with flowering
stems reaching a bit higher. It is also
drought-tolerant and can be used as a
low-maintenance groundcover.
Give it partial to full sun and well-
drained soil. It will spread but is not inva-
Native to pine rocklands and accus-

Havana skullcap, a low-growing member
of the mint family, is endangered in the
state of Florida
tomed to alkaline soil, it will grow even in
coral-rock walls.
If neatness is a priority, the plant can
be trimmed back to the ground annually.
It will reseed, but can be cultivated by
clump division and cuttings too
Sources: Everglades Wildflowers by
Roger L. Hammer, A Gardener's Guide
to Florida's Native Plants by Rufino
Osorio, and plantcreations.com.
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The tiny saucer-like protuberance on the calyx is distinctive

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Local Waters/Local Charts Class
The San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron, a unit of the United States Power
Squadrons, will be offering the popular Local Waters/Local Charts class on
Saturday, July 9, from 8:15am to noon. The class is directed towards new
boaters and boaters new to the area, as well as those wishing to learn chart read-
ing. It will provide the boater with some of the basics of navigation, oriented to the
Fort Myers area.
Students will be using chart 11427 and must bring this chart to class. Optional
on-the-water training is also offered at a later date. Check with the class instructor for
The cost of the class is $40. It is taught at the San Carlos Bay Sail & Power
Squadron classroom, 16048 San Carlos Boulevard, at the corner of Kelly Road
(across from ACE Hardware). Students can register online at www.scbps.com or call

From page 13
The little guy was at the CROW clinic for 10 days, a long time for a bat accord-
ing to Dr. Amber.
At this point, the clinic was able to get in touch with a friend of CROW who
works with Bat World in the Everglades and asked if she would be interested in tak-
ing over the continued care of the baby bat. "We felt our little guy would be better
off at that facility," Dr. Amber said. "We have so many patients and this little guy's
care was so labor intensive, I felt he would be better served with her. And I also felt
he needed to be with other bats. We knew he would be in very good hands down
there. As far as I know, he's doing well."
Dr. Amber added, "That's the nice part of other rehab centers - they're willing
to give and take."
CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife
hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from the
Gulf Coast of Florida. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8
a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to PO Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-
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Kids Catch Reel

Fun In Tarpon Bay

Refuge Interns Rachel Krauss (left) and Joe
Stack help a group of children from the
Florida Baptist Children's Home learn to
wear properly fitted flotation devices

The Florida Baptist Children's Home group gathers on the shore of Tarpon Bay with staff
from Tarpon Bay Explorers, the 'Ding' Darling Refuge, and George and Wendy's Corner

Explorers Captain Andy Pollack (right) looks on as Karissa practices throwing a cast net

I =Em mp * -0
Nine-year old Emma is a little unsure about
the 15-inch trout she caught with Captain
Group of 25 children from the
Florida Baptist Children's Home
were treated to a fun-filled day of
fishing in the JN "Ding" Darling National
Wildlife Refuge. The warm and sunny
day began as the group assembled on
the waterfront at refuge concessionaire
Tarpon Bay Explorers (TBE).
Before heading out on the water, the
kids spent time learning about fishing
skills, boating safety, and the marine life
in the bay. In the Explorers' touch tank
exhibit, naturalist Donna Yetsko taught
the kids about the small critters that
inhabit Tarpon Bay. They learned about
sea stars, horseshoe crabs, seahorses, and
snails like the true tulip.
A really important aspect of boating
safety is wearing PFDs (personal floata-
tion devices). Refuge interns Joe Stack
and Rachel Krauss gave the children a
lesson on properly fitting and wearing
their PFDs.
Two important skills to know for a
day of fishing are cast netting for bait
and tying knots in fishing lines. Captains
Andy Pollack and Steve Maddix helped
each child learn how to handle and
throw a cast net at targets on dry ground
while Ranger Becky and STAR teacher
Kinti Snider taught them how to tie the
easy but strong Palomar knot in their
fishing lines.
After an hour on land, the group of
kids was eager to get out on the water

Explorers naturalist Donna Yetsko shows
Grace (left) and Angel a true tulip snail in
the Explorer's touch tank exhibit

Refuge Ranger Becky Wolff hands Savana
a practice kit for learning to tie an easy
but strong Palomar knot

The children depart on Tarpon Bay
Explorers' pontoon boats to fish in Tarpon

Ten-year old Zachariah holds up a 17-inch
trout that he caught with Captain Andy
and test their skills. The water was calm
and the sky was sunny as the group
departed on four pontoon boats. They
were accompanied by captains Andy
Pollack, Steve Maddix, Tom Florence,
and Joe Mirabile along with Ranger
Becky, interns Joe and Rachel, STAR
teacher Kinti, Ranger Tracy Gordon, and
volunteer Brian Gordon from the "Ding"
Darling Refuge.
The children fished with live bait -
2,000 shrimp - donated by Shallow Bait.
All of the children were lucky enough
to catch a fish, and some of them even

One of the littlest fishers of the day, Hope
caught a bonnethead shark

Refuge STAR teacher Kinti Snider shares
fish stories and lunch with Mike and Owen
after their fishing adventure
caught more than 10 fish.
Each group had the chance to see
some of the other wildlife in the refuge
as they were exploring the bay in search
of fish. There were sightings of sting
rays, jellyfish, birds, and manatees, and
one group even had a dolphin swimming
around the whole time they were fishing.
Upon return to shore, a final tally
revealed that all together the children

George and Wendy Schnapp
caught 99 fish and over a dozen differ-
ent species including sea trout, redfish,
and even several bonnethead sharks.
They were joined by their foster families,
refuge staff, and Explorers' staff for a
picnic lunch as they shared tales of their
The hot dog and chip lunch was pre-
pared by grill master George Schnapp of
George and Wendy's Corner Grill, who
sponsored the food.
Before departing, the children were
each given their own fishing pole to take
home, donated by the "Ding" Darling
Wildlife Society.
Richard and Denise Shelton, relief
parents at the Florida Baptist Children's
Home, were thankful for this exciting day
of adventure for these children:
"We appreciate all the groups that
came together to provide this opportu-
nity for the kids, not just to fish, but to
learn about fishing skills, boating safety,
and the marine life."O

16 THE RIVER - JUNE 24, 2011

New 'Ding" Darling iNature Trail
Is First Among Nation's Refuges

Former Sanibel student Lars Bredahl works with Supervisory Refuge Range Toni Westland
on developing the refuge's new iNature Trail.
Using QR-code-scan technology, iNature Trail is first of its kind.
If you have a smart phone that downloads apps, you're ready to hit J.N.
"Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge's latest innovation when completed
later this month. Designed to appeal to the next generation's techie side to get them
outside, the iNature Trail along Wildlife Drive has two components - one for kids and
one for adults.
The iNature Trail uses a set of QR (Quick Response) codes that smart phone users
can scan with free downloadable apps such as Neoscan or QR Scan.
Similar in appearance to common bar codes, QR codes typically send scanners to

Adapted Aquatics Ocean Swim
Program Offered On Sanibel Island
Christopher Graham
of the Lee County
Chapter of the
American Red Cross will be
offering to interested individu-
als with physical challenges
an opportunity to be on -
the beach and in the ocean - .
enjoying sun, sand, and surf - . - -
surrounded by the sights and . --" -
sounds of the beautiful beach- ---_
es of Sanibel. Participants will -
have the freedom of move- _ -
ment that buoyancy provides
which will enable them to
experience the joy of the
ocean. The class will stress- .
individual attention. -
"As a survivor of an auto-
mobile crash while in college,
I was faced with a poor prog-
nosis and my long physical
rehabilitation journey led me . B
"The ocean bestowed upon me .. , 4i
a wonderful spiritual gift and I
like to share that gift with oth-
ers facing physical challenges.
For people with disabilities, this Christopher Graham
program may mean the differ-
ence between a life of isolation and segregation or a life of possibilities."
For more information, contact the Lee County Chapter of the American Red Cross
at 278-3401, www.arclcc.org or Christopher Graham at 395-3642, email cgraham@

Web sites for more information. The iNature trail goes a step further and incorporates
short, engaging YouTube videos, making it more interactive. Users experience a tour
unique from any other current refuge offering.
For instance, one of the 20 QR codes along the iNature Trail takes you to a
YouTube video of Refuge Manager Paul Tritaik welcoming guests to the refuge, while
another jumps to the "Ding" Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS)
home page, www.dingdarlingsociety.org.
The iNature signs will be easily recognizable along the trail and can be accessed
while walking, biking or driving along Wildlife Drive.
This is the first such interactive trail in the 550-plus national wildlife refuge system,
and Supervisory Refuge Ranger Toni Westland will be giving a presentation about the
innovation to a National Wildlife Refuge System conference in early July.
"We also believe this to be the first interactive QR wildlife trail in the nation," said
"While QR codes are not yet known to everyone, they are starting to create a buzz
in the marketing world with the people who use them," said DDWS Executive Director
Birgie Vertesch. "Special thanks goes to former Sanibel student Lars Bredahl, who
took on this project as part of his college studies at Elon University in North Carolina."
"We would not have known the power of this media without Lars' involvement on
this project," said Westland. "Currently nearly 40 percent of U.S. adults own a smart
phone, and it is estimated that there will be more online visits from mobile devices
than from personal computers by 2014. Lars is moving our refuge into the mobile
world and helping us educate thousands of people about wildlife and its protection in a
whole new way."
"The iNature Trail is a significant advancement in nature interpretation," said
Tritaik. "It not only takes advantage of the latest improvements in communication tech-
nology, but it is environmentally responsible because it allows us to reduce paper waste
from brochures. We are very proud to introduce this exciting opportunity for our tech-
nologically savvy visitors to learn about and enjoy the wildlife at 'Ding' Darling National
Wildlife Refuge."
Funding for the trail was made possible by private contributions to the "Ding"
Darling Wildlife Society (DDWS). As a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, DDWS
works to support the refuge's mission of conservation, wildlife and habitat protection,
research, and public education through charitable donations and Refuge Nature Shop
To support DDWS and the refuge with a tax-deductible gift, visit www.dingdarling-
society.org or contact Birgie Vertesch at 292-0566, 472-1100 ext. 4, or director@

Shell Museum Trip To Mote Marine
he Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum is planning a summer journey to the Mote
Marine Laboratory in Sarasota on Saturday, July 16.
Participants will board a bus at the museum at 8 a.m. for the ride to the labo-
ratory, where they will spend the day learning fascinating facts about marine life and
their surroundings.
Visitors will be able to explore and eventually unravel the many mysteries of the sea
by examining touch pools and viewing working labs and high-tech interactive exhibits
that showcase the world-acclaimed research performed at Mote. Guests will encounter
sharks, dolphins, manatees and sea turtles, along with dozens of other aquatic species.
The Mote Marine Laboratory adventure will include information about the Dolphin
Bay project, a live mollusk exhibit, a shark presentation and an aquarium tour. The trip
will be led by the Shell Museum's public program specialist, Diane Thomas, who highly
recommends the outing for anyone who is curious about sea life.
"Considering the price of gasoline, this trip is a cost-effective way for families to
spend the day learning about the Florida environment," Thomas said. "We are proud
to partner with Mote Marine for a fun, educational opportunity and look forward to
sharing the day with families. Mollusks are an important part of the marine environ-
ment, which is why we appreciate the opportunity to learn more about the creatures
who share the waters with mollusks and the shells they make."
The cost is $50 for adults and $48 for children ages five to 12, which includes the
bus transportation and Mote Marine Laboratory admission.
The bus will return to Sanibel around 5 p.m.
Lunch is not included; however, the aquarium's Deep Sea Diner and The Old Salty
Dog Cafe offer great views and outdoor seating. Families that would like to eat at The
Old Salty Dog Cafe need to indicate that when making their reservation.
To sign up for the trip or for more information, call Thomas at The Bailey-
Matthews Shell Museum at 395-2233. The deadline for reservations is July 9.4

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CROW Picture
Show Is Fridays

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Injured gopher tortoise being grazed

Baby fawn being fed

The CROW Picture Show offers an
insider's look at why critters come
to CROW, and features photos of
the wild animals who wind up there.
Last year, Clinic for the Rehabilitation
of Wildlife, southwest Florida's only wild-
life hospital, cared for 4,111 sick, injured,
and orphaned animals. Of the more than
200 different species, 54 percent were
birds, 38 percent were mammals, and
eight percent were reptiles/amphibians/
Due to restrictions imposed by gov-
ernmental agencies, CROW cannot allow
visitors to view patients in person. But in
this 30-minute presentation visitors can
see photos of current and past patients,
with commentary by Claudia Burns, a
veteran clinic volunteer.

Injured bald eagle
The CROW Picture Show is presented
each Friday at 11 a.m. in the CROW
Healing Winds Visitor Education Center
at 3883 Sanibel-Captiva Road, across
from The Sanibel School. Admission for
adults is $5, teens $3, and free for chil-
dren 12 and under. Members of CROW
are also admitted free.
Admission includes the presentation,
plus the opportunity to explore CROW's
hands-on educational facility and become
familiar with its efforts to save wildlife
through compassion, care and education.
For more information, call 472-3644,
ext. 231. To learn more about CROW,
visit www.crowclinic.org.,


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Seashell Trivia
by Bryan Henry
ome areas of the sea floor contain
as many as 8,000 living shells
in an area of 1.2 square yards.
* The precious wentletrap shell was
once so rare that Chinese merchants
sold forgeries made of rice paste.
* All cowries are of the family
cypraeidae, whose name derives from
the island of Cyprus, which in ancient
times was thought to be home of
Aphrodite, the goddess of love.
* Giant clams sometimes produce
pearls the size of a golf ball.
* When it is a baby, the queen
conch, or pink conch, is called a "roller"
because it will roll if placed on its side
since it has grown only around and
around in descending spirals from the
* Frank Lloyd Wright collected sea-
shells and used them as models.
* The first book dealing exclusively
with seashells, the work of an Italian
Jesuit named Buonanni, appeared in
* The Atlantic bay scallop has as
many as 100 bright-blue eyes.
* Windowpane oysters produce a
shell that's used for making windows
in many parts of the world, said to be
Shellabration 2012 will mark the
75th annual Sanibel Shell Fair and
Show. Plans are under way for an
island-wide celebration February 26
through March 4.4

18 THE RIVER - JUNE 24, 2011

Firehouse Theatre

Season Tickets
All are invited to celebrate 19 years
of quality community theatre
with the Firehouse Community
Theatre located in historic downtown
LaBelle. This intimate theater is located
in the old LaBelle Firehouse.
Season tickets are on sale. They
allow patrons to book the same seat for
the same show time of every produc-
tion during the regular season. Whether
you prefer to come to the first Friday
night of every run, or the last Sunday
matinee, a season ticket is designed to
ensure you get your preferred dates and
sit in the same great seat every time.
What do season tickets provide?
* Five productions from October
to April. Above all else, the Firehouse
Community Theatre Season Ticket
means patrons are sure to see every
show this season in guaranteed seats
even for the biggest productions. It also
gives theater lovers that extra push to
see plays they perhaps don't know.
* Best prices. For the 2011-2012
season, season ticket holders save up to
$20 for the season. They also get exclu-
sive invitations to special productions
and events.
* Best seats. Get the best available
seats in the house and sit in them for
every show all season. When details of
the following season are announced,
season ticket holders will have the first
opportunity to book those seats again.
* Priority booking. The theater
doesn't open booking for individual

Our 19th Season, 2011-2012
Death and Taxes
by Pat Cook
October 28, 29, 30
& Nov. 4, 5, 6
The Christmas
By Michele L. Vacca
December 2, 3, 4
& 9, 10, 11
Arsenic and Old
By Joseph Kesselring
January 13, 14,15
& 20, 21, 22
Hooray for Hollywood:
A Musical Revue
Produced by Nick Fidanza
March 2, 3,4 & 9, 10, 11
The Bottom Line
By Bob Cramer
April 13,14,15
& 20, 21, 22
June 10, 2011

shows until early October so a season
ticket allows the purchaser to beat the
crowds and get the best seats. If the the-
ater arranges any additional productions
or shows throughout the year, season
ticket holders will be the first to hear
about it and will be able to book before
anyone else, usually with an exclusive
season ticket price.
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benefit of putting dates into your calen-
dar before it fills up with other arrange-
ments. However, we know no one can
guarantee their plans won't change
nearer the time - that's why the theater
gives season ticket holders the option
to change their dates at no extra charge
(see Ticketing Policies).
Season tickets range in price from
$50 to $500, depending on whether
the purchaser wants to be a sponsor as
a way to support the theater.
* Recognition. As a season ticket
holder, your name will appear in each
playbill cover as a season member.
Existing season ticket holders or peo-
ple wishing to take out a new season
ticket can call the Firehouse Community
Theatre at 863-675-3066 and request-
ing an order form. Or write to the
theater at 241 North Bridge Street, PO
Box 958, LaBelle, FL 33975.
The Board of Directors 2011-20120

Learn English

Country Dancing
he Wa-Ke Hatchee Recreation
Center is offering people a chance
to learn the social dances of the
17th, 18th and 19th centuries.
Lessons are Tuesdays from 6:30 to
8:30 p.m., year-round, at the Wa-ke
Hatchee Recreation Center, 16760
Bass Road, Fort Myers 33908, phone
Lessons are free after a one-time
payment of $10, which covers life-
time membership to Wa-Ke Hatchee
Recreation Center.
Dress is casual, and students should
wear flat shoes with non-slip soles.
Partners are not necessary, and begin-
ners are welcome. Dances are to live
music and classes are family friendly
Contact Gillian Carney at 603-9828
or email fortmyersdancers@hotmail.
It's simple, easy, usually elegant,
occasionally raucous, and always fun.0

Form page 4
Foreign Films
New Directors Award San Francisco
International Film Festival; Tiger
Award Rotterdam International Film
Festival; Audience & Jury Prize Morelia
International Film Festival
Saturday, October 8,2 p.m.
Filmed in Uruguay, 88 minutes,
Spanish with English subtitles
Storyline: Jara is a shy security guard
who works the night shift and monitors
the surveillance cameras at a supermar-
ket. One night he discovers Julia, a clean-
ing woman, through one of the cameras
and is immediately attracted to her. As
he watches her night after night, he soon
starts to follow her after work. His life
becomes a series of routines and rituals
around Julia, but eventually he finds him-
self at a crossroad. Should he give up his
obsession or confront it?
Awards and festivals: Best First
Feature Film, Grand Jury Prize Silver
Bear, Alfred Bauer Prize - Berlin
International Film Festival; Chicago
International Film Festival New Director's
Award; and many more
Saturday, November 5, 2 p.m.
Troubled Water
Filmed in Norway, 116 minutes,
Norwegian with English subtitles
Storyline: Jan, recently released from
prison after serving time for the murder
of a child, has always maintained his
innocence. A gifted organist, he takes a
job at an Oslo church under his middle
name, Thomas. His talent and gentle
manner quickly earn him the respect of
his superiors, and the love of the pastor,
Anna. But his past catches up with him
when a local teacher comes to the church
on a school visit and recognizeshim as
Jan, the young man who was convicted
of the murder of her son.
Awards and festivals: Audience and
Jury Awards for Best Narrative Feature
- Hamptons International Film Festival;
Grand Prix Award Ghent International
Film Festival
For more information contact Andrea M.
Carter at 533-4415 or acarte.r@]ee.oov comt'

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Hands Across
The Sand
into renewable energies instead of in the
pockets of oil companies. It is a day for
all to come together and enjoy what we
could possibly lose, as was lost last year
in Louisiana due to the oil spill. While
our area was spared for the most part
last year, we are a tourist destination,
and the devastation of the smallest oil
spill, even with cleanup efforts, would
hurt our local economy considerably for
years and years - not to mention our
quality of life. Our government needs to
focus on clean energy and create clean
jobs. Clean energy will help to stop our
nation's dependency on foreign oil.
What to do at the event on June
Step 1: Go to the beach at 11 a.m.
for one hour, rain or shine.
Step 2: Join hands for 15 minutes at
noon, forming lines in the sand against
oil drilling in your coastal waters. Say
yes" to clean energy.
Step 3: Leave only your footprints.
Cape Coral at the beach at Cape
Coral Yacht Club. Coordinator is Rose
Young, who can be reached at bry-
oung2@comcast.net; phone 540-5836.
Fort Myers Beach at the Pier at
Times Square. Coordinator is Robin
Curley who can be reached at rockin-
robinfmb@peoplepc.com; phone 265-

Sanibel at Lighthouse Beach.
Coordinator is Deborah Belford at debo-
rahbelford@bellsouth.net; phone 292-
Naples at Lowdermilk Beach.
Coordinator is John Jenkins at autonan-
ny@hotmail.com; phone 732-1480.
Participants are asked to carpool,
bike or use the trolley if possible and
pick up all trash and belongings when
they leave.
For more information on the world-
wide event, go to handsacrossthesand.

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Fish Caught

Patrick Ulrich with the 40-inch snook he caught

On Sunday, June 19, Patrick Ulrich of Sanibel caught a 40-inch snook at
beach access #1 off West Gulf Drive. What a great Father's Day it was for

20 THE RIVER - JUNE 24, 2011

Award-Winning Artists
Named In Annual Exhibit
O n June 10 the Lee County Alliance for the Arts announced the
25th annual All Florida Juried Exhibition award recipients. Nearly
200 pieces were entered and 49 were chosen to be included in
the Alliance gallery, on display through August 6. j l
Best in Show is a digital photograph titled Sanibel Lighthouse by Eric
Levin. It is a 13 x 19 digital photograph of the Sanibel lighthouse and its \*l
surrounding landmarks, which are stretched around a circular blue sphere
resembling earth.
Taking second place was Karl Beck by artist, Diana Rutherford. The
piece is a two-tone drawing done with sumiee ink, a formula of soot from
burnt pinewood and lamp black combined with glue and camphor. The
piece is 55 x 42 and the subject is an elderly man seated with an unknown
The third place piece, A Permanent Wave, by Jerry Churchill is sculptur-
al, a mixed-media work made from electronic pieces, wires, and telephone
buttons with a support structure of wooden pieces. The three-dimensional
sculpture is 15 x 25 x 25 and resembles a wave created by numerous piec-
es of hi-tech elements.
The juror's choice honor was awarded to artist Matthew Engel for his
piece Homeless Matthew I-III. The work of art was is a mixed-media trip-
tych piece illustrating a young artist offering to paint for food. The piece,
13 x 20, includes three vertical photographs integrated with paint, markers,
tape and cardboard resembling a vagabond's sign. Best in Show Artist Eric Levin, Allia
This year's exhibition was judged by Kevin Costello, a graduate of the Juror Kevin Costello
Chelsea School of Art and Goldsmith's College, University of London.
After emigrating to the U.S. he taught visual arts and art history at the
San Francisco Academy of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and worked as a carousel wood carver
for the San Francisco Art Commission. Currently, Costello is an instructor in advanced drawing in the Fine
Arts Department at the Ringling College of Art and Design as well as Ringling's Continuing Studies & Special
Programs. He is also a frequent lecturer in Contemporary Art History in the Elderhostel Program at Stetson
University. In Florida, Costello's art works are currently represented by Gallery Hoffman Porges, Ybor City Tampa
and in Sarasota by State of The Arts Gallery.
The Alliance Members Gallery displays youth artwork from the Modem Painting Class and the Alliance Open
Doors Art Program participants. Open Doors is the
Alliance scholarship program for underprivileged youth
with artistic talent. All proceeds from sales go directly ii
to the student artists.
Visit the 25th Annual All Florida Juried Exhibition - .,.....
at the Alliance of the Arts though August 6. Gallery
hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
and Saturday 9 a.m. to noon. For more information
call 939-2787.0

2nd Place winning piece: Karl Beck by
Diana Rutherford

nce Executive Director Lydia Black, 2011 All Florida

Visit the 25th annual All
Florida Juried Exhibition
at the Alliance of the
Arts though August
6. Gallery hours are
Monday through Friday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and
Saturday 9 a.m. to noon.

3rd Place winning piece: A Permanent Wave and art- Juror's Choice Award winner Matthew Engel with Homeless
ist Jerry Churchill Matthew 1-111

THE RIVER - JUNE 24, 2011 21

Returns For
Summer Exhibit
ArtPoems, southwest Florida's col-
laborative trans-media poetry and
art exhibit, is currently on display
in BIG ARTS Founders Gallery through
Tuesday, August 23.
A group of 11 artists in tandem with
11 poets collaborated to produce poems
inspired by artworks and, conversely,
artworks inspired by poems. Writers com-
posed 17 poems, sonnets, ballads, and
free verse for the paired paintings, sculp-
tures, photography, and mixed media
Collaborating visual artists are Pam
Brodersen, David King, James Hixson,
Sheila Hoen, Dennis Joyce, Doug
MacGregor, Don Maurer, Andy McCarter,
Joshua Myers, J.R. Roberts and Paul
Rodino. James Brock, Carol Drummond,
Katelyn Gravel, Sandy Greco, Tanya
Hochschild, Linda Mary Mashie, Joe
Pacheco, Katie Pankow, Sidney B.
Simon, Larry Stiles, Lorraine A. Vail are
the poets.
BIG ARTS Founders Gallery is located
at 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. Founders
Gallery is open Monday through Friday,
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Exhibit supported by Visual Arts
Patron Season Sponsor Deborah and
John La Gorce.
To learn more about upcoming BIG
ARTS events, stop by BIG ARTS, 900
Dunlop Road, Sanibel, call 395-0900,

Nature Calls, digital imagery by J.R.
Roberts, inspired by poet Carol Drummond

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Book Review
How To Live
by Max
B ritish author
a k Bakewell
has chosen a
presumptious title
for her marvel-
ous new best-
selling biography of
Michel Eyquem de
Montaigne, a 16th
century French nobleman, public official
and winegrower.
How To Live, however, is a per-
fect title for the life of Montaigne who
wrote free-roaming explorations of his
thoughts and experience, unlike any-
thing written before.
Montaigne called them essays mean-
ing "attempts" or "tries." He put what-
ever was in his head into them and they
became instant best sellers, and 400
years later, Montaigne's honesty and
charm still draw readers to him. They
come in search of companionship, wis-
dom, and entertainment -- and in search
of themselves.
In Montaigne's day, of course, there
was no Facebook or Twitter nonsense
to disturb the population, but in other
respects the 16th century resembled the
21st: endless religious wars, plagues and
widespread poverty and famine.
For centuries, readers of Montaigne
have found an inexhaustible source of

How To Live Or A Life Of Montaigne by
Sarah Bakewell
answers to the haunting question, "How
to live?"
In 20 absorbing chapters, Montaigne
recommends: Don't worry about death;
Pay attention; Read a lot, forget most
of what you read, and be slow witted;
Survive love and loss; Question every-
thing; Be convivial and live with others;
Guard your humanity; See the world;
Do a good job, but not too good a job;
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The Red Cross held its annual meeting at Gulf Harbour Golf and Country Club

American Red Cross Of Lee County
Celebrates At 94th Annual Meeting
The Power of Giving was the message at the recent annual meeting for the
American Red Cross of Lee County at Gulf Harbour Golf and Country Club.
Longtime southwest Florida resident and attorney John Sheppard gave a
motivational presentation on the impact of giving to the community, setting the tone
for the annual donor and staff recognition celebration.
The annual meeting included recognition of community partners, donors, staff and
volunteers who together continue to help the Red Cross increase and improve its pro-
grams and services in Lee County.
The awards were as follows:
SPhilos: Gulf Harbour Memorial Foundation
" Good Neighbor: Ruth Messmer Florist
* Partner: Costco
* Preparedness: Lee County Parks and Recreation
* Disaster Response: Haney's Cafe
* Humanitarian: Family Thrift Center
* Youth Volunteer: Jesus Rodriguez
* Margaret Mazzei Award: Jan George
The Red Cross is dedicated to helping make families and communities safer at
home and around the world. It provides training in life-saving skills and mobilizes relief
to victims of disasters in addition to assisting members of the U.S. Armed Forces and
their families. For additional information about the Red Cross and the assistance it pro-
vides, making donations, registering for a class or volunteering, call 278-3401, or log
on to arclcc.org. The American Red Cross of Lee County is a member of the United
Way of Lee County.

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Class Of 1936
For information, call 321-7430 or go
to swflmuseumofhistory.com. Museum
hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday
through Saturday.
Also, be sure to explore of the area's
best historical research centers, the
Southwest Florida Historical Society at
10091 McGregor Boulevard, located on

Free Admission To
Foreign Film Series
The South County Regional Library
will present a foreign film series
of award-winning films this sum-
mer and fall beginning this Saturday,
June 25, at 2 p.m. with foreign film
Munyurangabo was filmed in Rwanda,
and the language spoken is Kinyaruanda
with English subtitles. The storyline is
that, Hutus and Tutsis are supposed to
be enemies, but this doesn't deter young
Sangwa from forging a close friend-
ship with Munyurangabo. After steal-
ing a machete from a market in Kigali,
Rwanda, the boys embark on a journey
that links them to their past.
The film has received numerous
awards including: Grand Jury Prize,
American Film Institute Festival; Best
First Film, Mexico City International
Contemporary Film Festival; Best
Narrative Feature, Sarasota Film Festival;

Small Business
lorida Gulf Coast University's Small
Business Development Center
(SBDC) staff recently received awards
acknowledging their commitment to the
SBDC programs and services they provide
to southwest Florida small businesses.
Julio Estremera, certified business
analyst, received the Regional Certified
Business Analyst of the Year award for his
contribution and commitment to serving
his clients, providing educational work-
shops and his involvement in the Hispanic
Trish Leonard, marketing director,
received the Regional Employee of the
Year award for her work through the new
branding initiative, community outreach
and sponsorship programs.
Ken Oaks, retired CEO, received the
Regional Volunteer of the Year award for
his dedication to working with small busi-
ness owners through BizQuest, a peer-to-
peer program developed for like-minded
business owners. He also serves on the
SBDC advisory board.
Mike Myers, deputy director of the
Florida Small Business Development
Center (FSBD) presented the awards dur-
ing his recent visit to Fort Myers. The
recipients were formally recognized at the
Florida SBDC Professional Development
Conference in Melbourne, Florida, on
June 22.

the campus of the Lee County Alliance
for the Arts.
You'll find the silver anniversary edi-
tion of The Caloosahatchian and lots
more to fascinate you.
Contact the all-volunteer non-profit
organization at 939-4044 or drop by
on Wednesday or Saturday, 9 a.m. to
Source: The archives of the
Southwest Florida Historical Society.K

Peace and Cultural Understanding Award,
Wine Country Film Festival, and the
SIGNAS Award, Amiens International
Film Festival.
The film can be intense and cover
some gritty issues. Therefore, it is not
suitable for children. No formal discussion
follows but time is allotted for viewers to
interact at the end.
The films series will be shown at the
South County Regional Library located
at 21100 Three Oaks Parkway in Estero
and is free to the public.
The library provides all types of film
opportunities. Whatever your taste in
terms of genre, story, or style, you can
find it if you choose to expand your hori-
zons, says Maria Palacio, spokeswoman.
Some of the greatest movies ever are
produced outside U.S. borders, and many
of the greatest films of the last ten years
are in a language other than English.
The films are just a small sample
of the depth and breadth of the nearly
1,000 foreign films in the Lee County
Library System collection.0

In addition to the above awards, Janice
Groves, certified business analyst for the
SBDC offices in Hendry and Glades coun-
ties, was presented the Founders Award
for Leadership Hendry & Glades Counties
during graduation ceremonies this year.
Representative Denise Grimsley, District
17, presented Groves with the award.
Groves was instrumental in developing the
program five years ago and has remained
on the board of directors since its incep-
tion. The program is an educational
opportunity for up and coming leaders in
the rural areas to learn the issues and to
prepare them for their positions as lead-
"I am very proud of all of our staff for
their continuous dedication to our SBDC
and the clients they serve," said FGCU
Small Business Development Center
Director Dan Regelski. "Their commit-
ment to small business owners is a testa-
ment to who they are and the integrity
they each share."
The SBDC is a member of the Florida
SBDC Network, a statewide service net-
work funded in part through a cooperative
agreement with the U.S. Small Business
Administration. The SBDC provides free
one-on-one confidential counseling as well
as workshops and training for small busi-
ness owners and entrepreneurs.
For more information or to make an
appointment to see a counselor, contact
the main office at 745-3700 or visit
www.sbdc.fgcu.edu; alternatively, contact
Regelski at dregelsk@fgcu.edu or 745-


Open For

Captiva Triathlon
S southwest Florida Events Inc., a
Florida not-for-profit corporation
based in Fort Myers and dedicated
to combining fun, fitness and support
for local charities through multisport
events, has announced its first event,
the Captiva Triathlon. The triathon,
which will be held on September 17 and
18, is a family, fun and fitness weekend
at South Seas Island Resort centered
around a children's race on Saturday
morning and an adult race on Sunday
Angie Ferguson, a well-known Elite
Level 2 level triathlon coach, 15-time
Ironman, and one of the three race direc-
tors for the event said, "I can't imagine a
more beautiful venue for this event. The
run around the South Seas golf course,
is worth the price of admission by itself. I
don't think I've ever experienced a pret-
tier run course."
There will be two children's races:
the six- to nine-year-olds will complete a
100-yard swim, 1.5-mile bike and 12-mile
run, and the 10- to 13-year-old racers
face a 200-yard swim, 3.0-mile bike and
one-mile run. The swim course will take
place in waist-deep water with the course
lined with adults and life guards. The bike
course will be closed to all traffic. The run
continued on page 30

Minnesota Twins
Presents Check
Jack Nelson of spring training com-
munity relations for the Minnesota
Twins Baseball Club, recently pre-
sented a check for $3,735 to Habitat
for Humanity of Lee and Hendry
Counties. The club, its players and
employees provide resources, memora-
bilia, volunteer hours and cash grants to
assist more than 5,000 nonprofit orga-
nizations and fundraisers throughout the
upper midwest and southwest Florida.
Nelson works with various charities
in fundraising throughout Lee County
and has a favorite fundraiser. He enjoys
selecting nonprofit organizations and
then gives each the opportunity to attend
four home games during spring train-
ing. They are given the opportunity to
sell raffle tickets for miscellaneous Twins
memorabilia and other donated items.
The proceeds from the sale of the raffle
tickets are divided equally among the four
charities. This year's recipients were: Lee
Cancer Care, Harry Chapin Food Bank,
Habitat for Humanity, and Hispanic
American Business Alliance.
The gift to Habitat for Humanity
allows Habitat to provide a hand up in
the community with the ultimate goal of
eliminating substandard housing.
Habitat for Humanity of Lee and
Hendry Counties' mission is to provide
affordable housing to low-income indi-
viduals with zero interest mortgages.
continued on page 30

Register Now
For 5K Walk
he Lee County American Cancer
Society's Making Strides Against
Breast Cancer leadership commit-
tee is calling for teams. For the public's
convenience, the committee will hold
registration in Cape Coral on Thursday,
June 23 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at
Moorings Seafood Restaurant at 1326
S.E. 16th Place. Another registration is
scheduled in Fort Myers for Wednesday,
June 29 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at

the Edison Restaurant & Bar at 3583
McGregor Boulevard. Refreshments
will be provided as well as dinner and
drink specials at both the Cape Coral
and Fort Myers registrations. Interested
parties may also register online at www.
The Making Strides Against Breast
Cancer event will take place on Saturday,
October 22 at Tanger Outlets in Fort
Myers with registration starting at 7 a.m.
The event is a noncompetitive 5K walk
uniting people of all ages with a common
goal to fight breast cancer and save lives.
"We want to make forming a team


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a fun and easy process," said Toni
Sheppard, event chair. "We believe our
events in Fort Myers and Cape Coral
will allow more people to come find out
about the Making Strides Against Breast
Cancer event."
Anyone interested in starting a team
and planning to attend one of the reg-
istration events, contact Toni Sheppard
at 277-7144 ext. 30704 or email her
at tsheppard2010@gmail.com - or con-
tact the Lee County American Cancer
Society office at 936-1113.
The American Cancer Society is the
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F Florida

Florida Snapper and
Shrimp Scampi
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons butter
4 cloves garlic, minced
3 shallots, minced
1 tablespoon capers
1 tablespoon pimento, diced
1/2 cup white wine
/2 cup bottled clam juice
/2 teaspoon coarse ground
black pepper
4 six-ounce snapper fillets
1/2 pound medium shrimp,
peeled and deveined
/2 cup fresh parsley, minced
sea salt to taste
12 ounces vermicelli or
angel hair pasta, cooked
Heat the oil and butter in a large saute
pan. Add garlic and shallots and saute
for two minutes over low heat, stirring
often. Raise heat to medium, add capers,
pimento, wine, clam juice and pepper;
simmer for two minutes. Add filets and
simmer over medium-low heat for about
five minutes. Add shrimp, spreading them
evenly over the skillet; simmer for three
minutes until filets and shrimp are cooked
through. Stir in parsley; add salt to taste.
Place fillets and shrimp on pasta on indi-
vidual plates. Spoon scampi sauce over
all and serve.

Florida Snapper and Shrimp Scampi
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Four graduates may not seem like
iuch to boast about, but for
Students of the Goodwill LIFE
Academy, the small 2011 commence-
ment ceremony marked a major
achievement. The academy is a Lee
County charter school for students with
developmental disabilities.
The 2010 ceremony honored four
graduates, three of whom walked to
the stage in cap and gown. In the LIFE
Academy's six-year history, the school
has now awarded Special Option diplo-
mas to 17 students.
Jeff McCullers of the Lee County
School District awarded exceptional stu-
dent education curriculum diplomas to
Michael Gonzalez, Yves Rono, and Mary
Taylor. The fourth graduate, Gleason
McLaughlin, was unable to attend the
commencement ceremony which was
held in the auditorium of the Edgewood
Academy in Fort Myers.
LIFE Academy board member
Audrey Edwards delivered the com-
mencement invocation, noting that, "It
is through great diligence and direc-
tion that we've come to this day."
Edwards has first-hand knowledge of the
dedication of academy students and the
school's faculty. In addition to being on
the school's board of directors, her son
is a student at the charter school.
While the ceremony celebrated the
successes of the school's students, it also

marked one sad note. LIFE Academy
Principal Lynn Pottorf opened the grad-
uation by recognizing former Goodwill
Vice President of Career Development
Services Bob Haenggi, who passed
away just weeks earlier. Haenggi super-
vised the school's operations.
The Goodwill LIFE Academy is a
tuition-free Lee County public charter
school that helps young adults with
developmental disabilities make the tran-
sition into post-school adult living. The
school's curriculum provides training
in life skills, functional academics, and
vocational/workforce skills. The school
is a mission-based program of Goodwill
Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc.
The Goodwill LIFE Academy is cur-
rently accepting students for enrollment
in fall 2011. For information, contact
Goodwill LIFE Academy principal Lynn
Pottorf at 334-4434.

Don't Let The
'Summer Slide"

he "summer slide" is what hap-
pens when young minds sit idle
for three months. Children who
do not read over the summer will lose
more than two months of reading
achievement. Summer reading loss is
cumulative. By the end of 6th grade
children who lose reading skills over
the summer will be two years behind
their classmates. Research shows that

students typically score lower on stan-
dardized tests at the end of summer
vacation than they do on the same tests
at the beginning of summer vacation.
"Summer time is a great time for fami-
lies to learn new and fun things together
or to read together. The library is a
resource to help children and families
find hobbies, interests and instruction
at no cost." says Marilyn Graham, Lee
County Library System manager of pub-
lic services.
How can you keep your child read-
ing and busy this summer? Check
out lots of books at your Lee County
Library. Help your children experience
the fun of reading by introducing the
concept that through reading they can:
escape; become an expert; find adven-
ture; have a few laughs; see the world;
travel through time; use their brains;
get some free advice; discover new
interests; learn to draw; make origami;
train the dog; take great pictures or
design a dress. The librarians or you can
help your child find books that fit their
interests. The library can provide lists
of popular reading by age group as well
as the Accelerated Reader Program list.
Additionally, the libraries have reading
programs where kids earn stickers that
they can redeem for a free book; and
teens can earn Teen Bucks which they
can use at the end of summer party in
an auction for all kinds of cool stuff.
Visit www.Lee-County.com/library
and click on Teens or Kids to learn
more about the program or to find the
newest books at the library, then click
on parents to see recommended books.

The Lee County Library System
serves Lee County with books, down-
loadable e-books, digital content,
books-by-mail, bookmobile, electronic
resources, music and movies, programs
and meeting space. For more informa-
tion, call 479-4636 or go to www.Lee-
County. com/library. 1

Fall Registration
At Edison College
registration for fall 2011 classes at
Edison State College to the gen-
eral public opens June 14.
College officials encourage anyone
interested in taking classes this fall to reg-
ister as soon as possible because classes
will fill up quickly.
"We want to accommodate every stu-
dent who chooses Edison State College,"
said Dr. Kenneth Walker, district president
of Edison State College.
There are 3 terms students can select
* Full fall semester classes begin
August 23
* Fall A semester classes begin August
* Fall B semester classes begin
October 17
In the past three years enrollment at
Edison State College has grown more
than 50-percent, bringing total student
enrollment to more than 24,000.
For more information, visit www.edi-

Rotary Club Of Fort Myers
Recognizes Winners Of Golf Tourney
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Winners Betsy Allen, Adam Redenshek, Dan Allen and Larry Wier

photo by Phil LeBoutillier

The Rotary Club of Fort Myers hosted 132 players on Saturday, June 18 at its
inaugural Rotary Cup Golf Tournament at Shell Point Golf Club. The winning
team was Betsy and Dan Allen, Larry Wier and Adam Redenshek.
Recognition goes out to the many generous corporate sponsors, with special appre-
ciation to Rich Siggs of Siggs Air Conditioning. So many volunteers helped make the
event a success, including those from the Quality of Life Center and the Rotary Club.
The Shell Point Retirement Community and Shell Point Golf Club were partners and
host venue for the event. President Peter Dys was in attendance and greeted all the
players, together with Rotary Club President Bob Beville.
Proceeds will benefit the Quality of Life Center in Fort Myers and the Rotary Club's
local trust fund that supports many charitable causes throughout the year. Quality Life
Center of Southwest Florida, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization providing services
in education, youth enrichment, personal and community development, and social ser-
vices for at-risk youth and families.
For more information, visit www.qualitylifecenter.org or call 334-2797.4

Shell Point Golf Club Will
Host Runners For A July 2 Race

THE RIVER - JUNE 24, 2011 25

Youth Basketball Camp
he Pittman Basketball
Camp will be held
July 11 to 15 at the
ALC High School, 3650
Michigan Avenue, Fort
Myers. The camp is open
to boys and girls ages six
to 16.
Early registration is
Saturday, June 25 from .
a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Stars
Complex, 2930 Edison
Avenue, Fort Myers.
The cost to participate ,
in the camp is $85 for early 4
registration; $95 on the first
day of camp or during July.
Campers must provide their
own lunch.
The camp meets daily
from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and
features the development of
individual skills. Instruction
will be adjusted to age and
skill levels. A
Former Mariner High
School and University of Guest instructor/speaker Teddy Dupay
Florida standout Teddy
Dupay is scheduled to be a guest instructor/speaker.
For information, call 368-3398.5

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On Saturday, July 2, Shell Point
Golf Club will welcome participants for the Fort Myers Track Club 4
Miler Race to run through the Shell Point community. The race starts at
7:30 a.m. and will begin and end at the golf club, after taking runners along the
Caloosahatchee River for some incredible views.
"We are so happy to work with the Fort Myers Track Club and host this exciting
event," said Michael Mongoven, director of golf for Shell Point Golf Club. "I think that
the golf course and property of Shell Point will prove to be a wonderful location for
the race due to the variety of natural environments throughout the community."
One the day of the race, runners may start to check in at 6:15 a.m. For those who
pre-register, packets can be picked up at Run Florida located at 13101 McGregor
Boulevard in Fort Myers. To sign up for this race, visit the Fort Myers Track Club web-
site at www.ftmyerstrackclub.com where you can sign up online, or print a copy of the
registration to be mailed in.
Pre-registration for the race is $20 for adults and $15 for youth runners under age
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Lee County Bar Association's Voices For Kids Golf Tournament

Attorney Michael
Attorney Kelly Fayer and Randolph with Mark
Billie Porter of M&I Wealth Iwinski, Jr. - winner of
Management Diamond District Circle

Voices for Kids directors Shawn Seliger and Cynthia
Shafer, with Lee County Bar Association Executive
Director Nanci DuBois and LCBA president, attorney
Michael Randolph

Tom Schmidt, Sheriff Mike Scott, Morgan Bowden, and
Rusty Hillman

Susan Ray, Chris Gwaltney, Doreen LaPierre, and
Arlene Roth, executive director of Uncommon Friends

Dan Sheppard, Mike Reese, Craig Stevens, and Kevin

Sal Russo, Elizabeth Wolt, Noelle LeBert and Chad Ward

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held

To Dedicate New Scoreboard

Vickie Banks; Stephanie Peacock, Swim Florida; Tiffany Whitaker, Aquatics Supervisor -
Fort Myers Aquatic Center; Shea Cunningham, Swim Florida; Councilman Forrest Banks,
City of Fort Myers; Mac Kennedy, Head Coach Swim Florida; Amy Modglin, Swim Florida;
Scott Macone, Aquatics Program Coordinator -Fort Myers Aquatic Center; Matt Cuarta,
Senior Recreation Manager, City of Fort Myers

ort Myers City Councilman Forrest Banks, city officials and select swimmers
kicked off Swim Florida's 36th summer season with a ribbon cutting ceremony
on Saturday, June 11.
In attendance at the Fort Myers Aquatic Center were approximately 900 specta-
tors, swimmers, coaches and their families, from 11 Lee and Collier county pools.
Following the ceremony, swimmers competed in a full swim meet where they were
able to see their names and heat times on the new scoreboard.
Although the majority of the swimmers practice and compete year-round, the sum-
mer season always brings renewed excitement to both new and alumni swimmers.
Head Coach Mac Kennedy said he looks forward to this bittersweet time of year
welcoming new swimmers and sending off graduating high school seniors to college.4

From page 25
Shell Point Race
18, and registration needs to be completed by July 1. On the day of the event, regis-
tration will be $25 for adults and still $15 for youth. There will also be a one-mile fun
run that is free for anyone who attends. This is a race that will utilize the ChronoTrack
Bib Tag Technology for those who are racing for time.
Light refreshments will be available and awards will be given at the end of the
event. For questions regarding the race, contact Run Florida at 225-0234.
Shell Point Retirement Community is just off McGregor Boulevard and Summerlin
Road, two miles before the Sanibel Causeway.0

FGCU Founder's Cup Tees

Up Its 20th Golf Tournament
This October marks the 20th year Florida Gulf Coast University is hosting the
Founder's Cup golf tournament. A perennial favorite and one of the most suc-
cessful single-day fundraisers, the tournament has raised more than $988,000
since its inception.
The popular event is scheduled to be played Friday, October 14 at Pelican's Nest
Golf Club in Bonita Springs.
Proceeds from the day will benefit the FGCU Foundation, which provides funds to
enhance scientific, educational and charitable programs related to the mission of the
university outside the scope of regular state funding.
Activities begin with an 11:30 a.m. buffet lunch at the clubhouse. Golfers begin
play at 1:15 p.m. with a shotgun start on two of Pelican's Nest Golf Club's champi-
onship courses. Following the tournament play, golfers will enjoy a dinner buffet and
awards reception.
Designed by world-renowned golf course architect Tom Fazio, the Gator and
Hurricane courses are certified as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. The courses
offer 36 holes of satisfying challenges for players of all skill levels. The New York
Times and Florida Golfer ranked Pelican's Nest Golf Club among the best courses in
Registration is $2,000 per foursome and $500 for individuals. A championship
sponsor level is available for $2,500 and includes a four-player team and logo on a
sponsor's golf towel. Golf towel sponsorships are $750, which will include all sponsor
logos on a golf towel that will be given to each participant in the tournament.
continued on page 29

THE RIVER - JUNE 24, 2011 27

Gardenhire's Managing Magic
Has The Twins Back In Contention
by Ed Frank
I |he Major League baseball season may be less than
| one-half completed, but my vote for American League
I Manager of the Year would be for Ron Gardenhire of the
- Minnesota Twins.
Gardenhire, in his 10th season at the helm of the Twins
with six American League Central Division titles to his credit, is
B ^ probably doing his best managing to date in a trouble-plagued
season that is beyond belief.
2 ^r As late as June 1, the Twins were 17-37, 16V2 games out
of first place and owners of the worst record in baseball.
But look at them now!
When this week began, the Twins had won seven straight, 14 of 16 games and
had climbed back to within eight games of first.
There's no question that the Twins' early-season struggles stem from injuries
forcing Gardenhire to field a host of
minor leaguers to fill the gaps. Thirteen
players have been on the disabled list
and the season isn't even three months
And seven still remain on the shelf
- right-fielder Jason Kubel, left-fielder
Denard Span, first-baseman Justin
Morneau, third-baseman Danny Valencia,
designated hitter Jim Thome, and pitch-
ers Kevin Slowey and Joe Nathan.
Kubel was among the top American
League hitters when he went down with
a left foot sprain.
While starting pitching was a big ques-
tion mark as the season began, Twins
starters have posted an 11-2 record in
the past 16 games with a sparkling 1.86 Tour Own goV
Also on the positive side is the return
last week of All-Star catcher Joe Mauer
and second-baseman Tsuyoshi Nishioka. j U LI LF !
Both had been out since early April,
Mauer with leg weakness and Nishioka f *
with a broken leg. U "
The biggest problem remaining is the
same as last year - the health of former
MVP Morneau. His 2010 season ended $1 8.00 PER
last July 7 with a concussion. This year
it's a left wrist strain. WITH 10 PLAY CAI
Thome picked up the slack for
Morneau last year and hopefully he can $ 20.00 PE-R I
help again when he returns from the DL.
Gardenhire won his first AL Manager WITH 6 PLAY CAfll
of the Year Award last season with a
team that posted a 94-68 record and
was the first team to earn a playoff spot.
With his team's early-season misery,
it's nearly impossible he can match that
record in 2011. .... ...
But in my book, he's already the AL
Manager of the Year.
Miracle Eliminated In First-Half
Despite Monday night's 6-3 victory e 1 (htim
over the Palm Beach Cardinals, the Fort _000
Myers Miracle were eliminated in the
season's first-half championship race in
the Florida State League South Division. M EN'S LEA
Fort Myers, 34-34 for the season,
saw their chances lost when the St. STILL ACCEPTIN(
Lucie Mets, 36-32, beat Charlotte to
remain two games in front with only two CONTACT THE P
to play. St. Lucie clinched the title by
holding the tie-breaker.
The second-place finish by Manager
Jake Mauer's squad was a repeat of
second place in the second half of last

Minnesota Twins Manager Ron Gardenhire

photo by Hannah Foslien, Getty Images

28 THE RIVER - JUNE 24, 2011

School Smart
by Shelley M.
Greggs, NCSP
A s children
grow into
Litheir teen
years, one can
see that they are
developing better
thinking skills. This
advancement is
generally referred
to as cognitive
development and includes the ability for
better reasoning skills, abstract thinking
skills and the ability to think about think-
ing, a process known as meta-cognition.
Since the major task of adolescence is
to form a self-identity, teens can use
their new thinking skills to help them
investigate their own thoughts, ideas,
perceptions, and answer the questions
that the search for self-identity brings.
These more advanced reasoning
skills help teens to have a better logical
thought process and the ability to think
hypothetically. These more developed
reasoning skills also allow teens to view
issues from multiple perspectives think-
ing about multiple options and possibili-
ties. Abstract thinking skills allow teens
to think about intangible things that can-
not be seen, heard, or touched, includ-
ing concepts like faith, trust, beliefs, and
Meta-cognition provides teens a new
way to think about how they feel and
what they are thinking. It involves being
able to think about how one is perceived

Financial Focus


Moves For

by Jennifer Basey
A. WJune is a popu-
lar month for
$J weddings. If
you're getting mar-
i nried this month,
you've got a lot
on your mind,
but after the hon-
eymoon is over,
it's time to start
thinking of the key
activities of building a life together - one
of which is creating a long-term invest-
ment strategy.
To build such a strategy, you and
your spouse will need to take sev-
eral steps. Here are some of the most
important ones:
* Identify your goals. People can
enter marriage at different stages of life.
But whether you're a young newlywed
or a baby boomer entering a second
marriage, you and your spouse will have
a set of goals you want to achieve, such
as saving for a down payment on a
home, saving for college for your chil-
dren, building resources for a comfort-
able retirement, purchasing a vacation

by others. It can be used to develop
strategies for improving studying and
A visible sign of these newly acquired
thinking skills is that we see teens exhib-
iting many universal behaviors during
adolescence. Teens become very cause-
oriented; it is quite common for teens to
support various causes such as vegetari-
anism, or they may adopt radical views
on just about everything. Teens become
extremely self-conscious and believe that
they are constantly being observed and
judged. They think that their emotional
experiences are more unique than those
of others and will often process their
feelings in an overly dramatic manner.
Another behavior that is characteristic
is one frequently called the "personal
fable," the idea of invincibility, believing
that nothing bad can happen to them
and thus we see teens engage in some
risky behaviors.
None of these teen behaviors sound
like higher-level thinking; however,
through their newly developed cogni-
tive skills teens are trying on a variety
of ideas, personas, beliefs and activities
that help them answer who they are and
who they want to be.
Parents can help their teens through
adolescent transition best by understand-
ing and knowing what changes and
behaviors are normal and thus not over
or under reacting to their teens and the
situations they will encounter. Other
concrete suggestions that might be help-
ful include providing teens with oppor-
tunities to get involved in community
service, involving them in discussions
about household rules and consequenc-

home, supporting charitable organiza-
tions and so on. It's important that, as a
couple, you identify those financial goals
that are most important to you.
* List your debts and assets.
Generally speaking, the fewer surprises
you and your spouse bring to a marriage
in terms of financial issues, the better. If
you haven't already done so, put your
debts and assets on the table so you're
both aware of what you owe and what
you own. This knowledge will be invalu-
able when you begin making the invest-
ment moves necessary to achieve your
* Discuss your investment styles. You
and your spouse no doubt share many
traits, but you will also have some dif-
ferences - and one of those differences
may be your investment styles and pref-
erences. For example, you may be an
aggressive investor while your spouse
might be more conservative. What you
choose to do with those differences
is up to you. You could, for example,
arrive at some common ground between
your two styles and use that approach
in your joint investment accounts.
Then, for your individual accounts, such
as your IRA or 401(k), you and your
spouse can follow your individual invest-
ment styles.
* Start an emergency fund. Of all
the investment-related moves you can
make early in your marriage, none may
be quite as important as building an
emergency fund containing six to 12

es, involving them in non-threatening
discussions about current events, politics
and listening to their views on what's
going on.
Most important of all is to be there
for them when they need you, which
will be on their time schedule. Teens do
not discuss on demand. As a parent you
will have to wait for that moment when
your teen decides to talk to you. Be
there - you don't want to miss it.
Ms. Greggs is adjunct faculty at
Edison State College where she teach-
es psychology and education courses.
She is also Nationally Certified
School Psychologist and consultant
for School Consultation Services, a
private educational consulting com-
pany. Questions for publication may
be addressed to smgreggs@gmail.com.
Not all questions submitted can be
addressed through this publication.�

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months' worth of living expenses in a
liquid account. Without this emergency
fund, you could quickly go into debt or
be forced to dip into a long-term invest-
ment if you have to meet an unexpect-
ed, and unexpectedly large, expense,
such as a major car repair, a new appli-
ance or a medical bill.
* Get some help. If you can make
the right investment-related moves right
from the beginning of your marriage,
you'll almost certainly make your lives
easier. But investing can be complicated,
so you and your spouse could well
benefit from getting assistance from a
professional financial advisor - someone
who can help you create and maintain
an investment portfolio that's appropri-
ate for your specific goals, risk tolerance
and time horizon.
By making the right investment
moves right from the start of your mar-
riage, you and your spouse may be giv-
ing yourselves a wedding gift that may
benefit you for years to come. So plan
your moves carefully - and enjoy your
lives together.
�Copyright 2011. This article was
written by Edward Jones for use by
your local Edward Jones Financial
Advisor Jennifer Basey is a financial
advisor in Fort Myers. She can be
reached at jenniferbasey@edward-


Another Peek

Inside Your

Pharmacy 2011
by Suzy Cohen, RPh
- ear
The last
* time I went to the
pharmacy, I had to
wait 25 minutes to
get my prescription
filled. Why in the
world does it take
so long to put a few
pills in a bottle?
BS, Apopka, Florida
If all you waited was 25 minutes,
you're lucky. Pharmacists work like crazy,
always on their feet and often without
bathroom breaks. Forget food! The law
doesn't allow pharmacists a lunch break
in many states. That said, your phar-
macist is more devoted to you than you
can imagine. Here's a look inside your
Pharmacists need time to decipher
that cat scratch on your prescription. Is it
Prilosec or Prinivil? Does it matter? You
bet your life! Calling your doctor to clarify
drug names, takes time. The second
line is an insurance company saying you
have to pay full price because the doc-
tor prescribed a drug that is not part of
your insurance plan. The third line has a
frantic mother calling to ask if her teen
will be okay if he swallowed two doses
of Concerta. The pharmacist can't hear
her well, because a customer is tapping
his finger and groaning at the counter.
Doesn't he understand that the pharma-
cist has to double-check all the pills for
accuracy? Doesn't he understand that
corporate just cut his tech hours again?
Then there's Jimmy crying inconsol-
ably with an earache, while his mom
waits for the pharmacist to measure and
mix the Amoxil. But Mrs. Jones needs to
be helped right away because she's in ter-
rible pain. She's patient because she real-
izes that the pharmacist might be on the
phone with a doctor discussing an inter-
action that will save someone's life. This
is what he did for her last year. But Mrs.
Jones is keenly aware of every minute...
her oncologist gave her six months at
best. The pharmacist is hurrying, though.
Oh God! The computer went down,
the printer is jammed and the pharmacy
ran out of Cialis! How will they break
the news to Mr. Shmeckler who is plan-
ning a romantic weekend in Boca? The
pharmacist tries to take care of everyone,
including the woman ahead of you who
used up her asthma inhaler, and is gasp-
ing in the waiting area. The pharmacist is
scared she's gonna die right there so he's
dispatched 911 for assistance. Hang on
though. Your prescription will be ready
very soon... just as soon as the pharma-
cist rings out a customer for Imodium and
Xanax, a combination he could use him-
self! Where's the cashier? Out sick with a
It's the recent fast food mentality, that
contributes, and now some chains
continued on age 32

Dr. Dave

by Dr. Dave
Shave come to
e realize that
fine dining and
lobster dinner go
together about as
well as my cat and
vacuum cleaners. (I
have to admit that
on occasion, when
my wife isn't home,
I will entice Shere Khan to walk by the
vacuum and then snap the ON switch
purely for the entertainment value.)
So, sure enough, I'm in a fine dining
establishment peering down at a prettily
perched piece of the Pacific in the form
of the above-mentioned crustacean.
Ties, tiaras and tuxedoes were the
sartorial preference of this joint yet I
was handed a plastic bib and a set of
nutcrackers. No crayons. Larry the lop-
eyed lobster and I viewed each other
suspiciously. "Call me Ishmael," I whis-
pered as I lit into this disgusting denizen
of the deep.
I trapped a thick claw in my nut-
cracker and, with a mighty crack,
released that sweet meat from its brittle
shell. It snapped like a week-old fortune
cookie that had fallen into a really big
vat of liquid nitrogen while in the Gobi
desert right next to a really large black
Yamaha amplifier (you Pulitzer folks
paying attention?), but with unfortunate
results. Not only did some pent-up juice
shoot straight up into my left eye, but a
wee piece of shell went hurtling across
the room like a cruise missile, nar-
rowly missing a distinguished-appearing
woman who was sipping at her bisque.
I detected a momentary look of disdain
from both her and the lobster.
Unlike the bottom-feeding lobster,
who can eat whatever is lying on the
ocean floor including snails, crabs and
Jimmy Hoffa and still keep herself look-
ing marvelous and sweet to the taste,
we are what we eat, which is why many
of us resemble a Whopper with a side of
Frito Lays.
Enter the amazing science of nutri-
tional genomics.
Many diseases are caused by what
we toss past our gums. How, you ask?

From page 21
How To Live
Reflect on everything, regret nothing;
Give up control; Be ordinary and imper-
fect; Let life be its own answer.
Montaigne was a close observer of
human nature:
"At times we are as different from our-
selves as we are from others."
"The surest way to be taken in is to
think onself craftier than other people."
"Chance and caprice rule the world."
My favorite Montaigne saying: "A bad
memory implies honesty; it keeps anec-
dotes brief; it makes for good judgment,
and it prevents petty resentments."
How To Live, Or A Life Of
Montaigne, by Sarah Bakewell. Random
House UK, 2010, hardback, 389 pages,

Okay, I'll tell you. Nutrients actually
interact with our genes by binding to
DNA. Genes, of course, are responsible
for putting together our proteins that do
everything from deciding how many of
our great grandmother's varicose veins
we inherit to how disease-free we are.
But genes that are interfered with in
their intricate production of proteins can
start making wonky proteins that may
make us ill, homely or urge us to start
watching The View. Thus, over time, a
particular diet affects gene expression of
Nutritional genomics, the study of
diet/gene interactions, will usher in a
fascinating new era of consumer genet-
ics. Our genes decide if a certain nutri-
ent, i.e. Coco Puffs, will be okay for
our particular body or if it will, in fact,
create malignant Coco Puffomas on our
Imagine going into a restaurant,
handing over a disc containing your
genetic profile and being given a menu
of those foods that will do you no harm.
It is coming. It hurts me to admit that I
already know that I likely have a malig-
nant gene for Snickers and black forest
cake. So call me suicidal. Viva death by
Yet despite our genomes, our body
can often successfully repair nutritional
damage. While a team doctor at the
1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta I was
taken aback by the fact that there were
five McDonalds restaurants actually
set up within the confines of Olympic
Village!. Not only were they open 24
hours for the athletes' (and doctors')
snacking pleasure, but everything was
completely free. For 17 days! And guess
where the athletes ate. I am not mak-
ing this up. I'm not allowed to. The
Olympics: fueled by Coke with a side
order of quarter pounders. Supersized
for female Turkish weightlifters.
The 50m backstroke was won by
a guy pumped up on Happy Meals.
Sadly, however, a pre-swim feast of Big
Macs spelled disaster for the Equatorial
Guinean swimmer, as you may recall,
who sunk to the bottom of the pool and
ended up doing his best impression of a
... lobster.
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From page 26
Founder's Cup
Pelican's Nest Golf Club is located
inside the gated community of Pelican
Landing, on the west side of U.S. 41 in
Bonita Springs.
For more information or to register,
contact Michele Kroffke at 590-1074 and
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Mom And Me

by Lizzie and Pryce
izzie and Pryce answer your ques-
tions and give advice about aging
concerns from a two-generational
perspective. A mother and daughter
team, Lizzie is a retired RN and health
educator, and Pryce is a licensed psy-
chotherapist in private practice who
specializes in the care of elders and
people with chronic illnesses.
Dear Mom & Me,
Last night on TV I heard that Sandra
Day O'Connor's husband is in love with
another woman and she is thrilled and
happy for him. Unfortunately her hus-
band is in an Alzheimer's living complex.
I am in the same position but am jeal-
ous when I visit him at his living complex.
When I visit they are sitting together,
holding hands and watching the world go
by. I know that they are not responsible
for their actions because of the disease,
and I am told they mean a great deal to
each other. My husband and his friend
are more contented, happier and less

THE RIVER - JUNE 24, 2011 29
hostile and are enjoying their lives.
Would you please help me to become
more loving and understanding like
Sandra Day O'Connor?
Dear Helen,
It sounds like you understand the situ-
ation but you are having a difficult time
accepting it. Acceptance is a choice. You
can choose to accept the situation and
focus on the positives. Cognitively in a
different place than you, your husband is
content. By your own observations and
staff comments your husband is less hos-
tile, enjoying life in the moment. Or you
can focus on the emotions of hurt and
While I understand that these are nor-
mal feelings in situations of infidelity, your
situation is not normal, nor is it infidel-
ity. Brain illnesses in families, mothers,
fathers, wives and husbands challenge
families to love and care in different ways.
Perhaps in your situation (similar to
Sandra Day O'Connor's), you must love
and care enough to let go.
Dear Helen,
Alzheimer's disease is one of the most
feared in the 21st century. Nancy Reagan
said that it was a disease "with a long
No one knows how they will act and
deal with the news when a loved one is
Your reaction to his illness is a very
common one. It is an extremely difficult
situation and many professionals working
in the field call it a family illness - every-
one suffers. Your husband is not showing
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Kitty Green with Joseph R. Catti (left) and Robert Arnall
Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties has named FineMark
National Bank & Trust as a Corporate Community Partner. Kitty Green,
president and CEO of Habitat, presented Joseph R. Catti, president and
CEO of FineMark National Bank, a Corporate Community Partner certificate at the
company's monthly staff meeting on June 14. The award was in appreciation of
the bank's acquisition of $1 million in mortgages from the non-profit.
Green stated, "FineMark Bank understands the tremendous need for affordable
home ownership in our community, and they know that without cash, Habitat cannot
take advantage of the many affordable homes on the market right now."
Habitat sells its homes to qualifying low-income families that have completed its
program requirements, with zero-interest mortgage payments that don't exceed 30
percent of the buyer's income. In the last nine months, the organization has handed
over the keys to 50 families, and 32 more families are currently approved for home
ownership and are completing the Habitat home ownership program.
Habitat created the Corporate Community Partner designation to fully recognize
the importance of mortgage sales. Green said, "We cannot meet the need for afford-
able home ownership without upfront cash. Selling some of our mortgages allows us
to put more families into homes sooner, and FineMark Bank will be repaid over time."
Green added that Habitat will continue to service the mortgages, so the transaction
is transparent to the homebuyer. The organization also guarantees the loans. In the

rare instance of default, Habitat will exchange that loan with another, performing loan.
Habitat's homeownership requirements include 250 sweat equity hours, payment of
$1,200 toward closing costs and mandatory attendance at homeowner training class-
es. Through the use of volunteer labor and donations of money and materials, homes
are sold to the home owners at no profit with an interest-free mortgage, making home
ownership a reality.
Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties has provided more than 1,164
families in Lee and Hendry counties the opportunity to own their own home. For fur-
ther information visit www.habitat4humanity.org or call 652-0434.0

Cancer Society Celebrates
ROCK Camp's 35th Anniversary
Funded in 1976, the American Cancer Society's Reaching Out to Cancer
Kids, or ROCK Camp, celebrates 35 years of bringing children with cancer
together for a week of fun and adventure at summer camp. ROCK Camp was
the first camp of its kind exclusively serving cancer kids in the United States. Today,
more than 5,000 Florida children have participated in the experience. This year,
35 campers from southwest Florida who have endured the day-to-day challenges of
surviving cancer will be setting off for a week of fun, friendship and the opportunity
to go camping in partnership with Camp Boggy Creek.
Thursday, July 7, from 8 to 9 a.m. at 21st Century Oncology corporate offices,
2234 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers, the American Cancer Society and the
campers' families will bid the children goodbye as they board the bus for Camp
Boggy Creek in Eustis, Florida. The campers are children with cancer ages seven
to 16 who have been given an opportunity to experience the excitement of sum-
mer camp without feeling different from other children. While in a safe environ-
ment, children enjoy all the traditional camp activities, including canoeing, swim-
ming, music, arts and crafts, archery, sports, fishing, talent shows and campfires.
Campers attend for free.
"It's really fun and interesting," said Chanson Savakinus, ROCK Camper. "We
get to do all kinds of stuff like archery and horseback riding, and they have a farm
there with all kinds of animals." ROCK week means everything to Chanson. "We
count down the days until he gets to go," added his mother Destiny Savakinus.
This summer more than 280 children with cancer will experience Camp Boggy
Creek. The 232-acre camp near Orlando includes an extensive medical center,
medical professionals including pediatric oncologists, dining hall, air-conditioned
cabins, arts and crafts center, indoor recreation center, boathouse and docks, horse-
back riding trails and a heated pool. It's a sharp contrast to the sterile, stressful
medical environment these children have to face in a hospital.
Children from south Florida and the Tampa Bay area will attend the first camp
session from July 7 to 13. Children from north Florida and Orlando will attend the
final session from July 26 to August 1.
The camp is one of the programs offered by the American Cancer Society.
Other programs include ROCK Families Weekend and the ROCK College
Scholarship Program.
For more information, call 800-ACS-2345 or visit www.cancer.org. For informa-
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Of Beauty To
Benefit Area Girls
L ocal plastic surgeon Dr. Drew
Kreegel will host An Evening of
Beauty and dress collection party
on June 28 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at
Kreegel Aesthetic Surgery, 16410
Healthpark Commons Drive, Fort
Myers, to benefit PACE Center for Girls
and Love That Dress!
New or "lightly loved" dresses will be
collected in anticipation of the dress sale
fundraiser Love That Dress! to be held
later this fall.
Artwork will be on display from fine
art photographer Doug Heslep featuring
his Human Vase series.
Jennifer's, a woman's clothing bou-
tique, will provide a trunk show of sum-
mer and fall fashions, and the profes-
sional staff of Kreegel Aesthetic Surgery
will be on hand to discuss skin care and
beauty procedures. Attendees will have
chances to win beauty prizes such as
Obagi skin care products, Botox and

The Evening of Beauty event is free
and open to the public, with suggested
donations of a dress and/or participation
in the raffle.
PACE provides girls and young
women an opportunity for a better future
through education, counseling, training
and advocacy.Love that Dress is an event
that benefits the PACE center for girls. At
Dr. Kreegel's collection party donations
of" lightly loved" sundresses to formal
gowns, including bridal gowns will be col-
lected. These dresses will be sold at the
third annual Love that Dress event to be
held August 31.
Reservations are requested ; call
Kreegel Aesthetic Surgery at 343-9777,
or email Rachel.Pultrone@leememorial.

From page 23


course will be along the golf course over-
looking the Gulf of Mexico.
"If kids are looking for a project for
the summer, we have a great one: pre-
paring for the triathlon," according to
Ken Gooderham, another one of the race

The adult race is a sprint length which
is 1/4-mile swim, 10-mile bike and a
3.1-mile run. Registration is capped at
500. "We've had a tremendous response
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The charity to benefit from the event
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For additional information, go to
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From page 23
Minnesota Twins
Partnering families must commit to 250
sweat equity hours, pay $1,200 toward
closing costs, and qualify for a mortgage.
For further information call 652-0434 or
visit www.habitat4humanity.org.4

From page 23
5K Walk
nationwide community-based voluntary
health organization dedicated to eliminat-
ing cancer as a major health problem by
preventing cancer, saving lives and dimin-
ishing suffering from cancer, through
research, education, advocacy, and ser-
vice. Call ACS 24 hours a day at 1-800-
ACS-2345, or on the web at www.put-

From page 29
Mom And Me
behavior against you and, who knows, he
may even think his friend is you. He is no
longer the man you married because of
this disease.
Sandra Day O'Connor is showing love
and kindness in an exceptional way; try if
you can to follow her example.
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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You feel
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TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Move
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GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A mis-
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week. A Libra might have ideas that merit
serious consideration for the future.
CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You might
feel as if you're in an emotional pressure
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in your favor. Take time out for some well-
earned fun.
LEO (July 23 to August 22) A shift in
your workplace responsibilities creates resent-
ment among some co-workers. Deal with it
before it becomes a threat to your success on
the job.
VIRGO (August 23 to September 22)
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was one of your typically well-planned sched-
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lighthearted entertainment.
LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Be
careful: What appears to be a solid financial
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cleared up.
SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21)
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you did the right thing.
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December 21) Just when you thought your
relationship was comfortable and even pre-
dictable, your partner or spouse could spring a
potentially life-changing surprise on you.
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owed by your equally strong suspicious
nature. You might be judging things too
harshly. Keep an open mind.
AQUARIUS (January 20 to February
18) Love and romance dominate the week.
Married Aquarians enjoy domestic harmony,

while singles could soon be welcoming over-
tures from loving Leos.
PISCES (February 19 to March 20) An
old health problem recurs, but it is soon dealt
with, leaving you eager to get back into the
swing of things. A favorable travel period
starts this week.
BORN THIS WEEK: You have an inde-
pendent spirit that resists being told what to
do. But you're also wise enough to appreciate
good advice.

* On June 30, 1859, Jean-Francois
Gravelet, a Frenchman known professionally
as Emile Blondin, becomes the first daredevil
to walk across Niagara Falls on a tightrope.
Wearing pink tights and a yellow tunic,
Blondin crossed a cable about 2 inches in
diameter and 1,100-feet long with only a bal-
ancing pole to protect him from plunging into
the dangerous rapids 160 feet below.
* On June 28, 1862, Confederate raiders
make a daring capture of a commercial vessel
on Chesapeake Bay. Conspirators boarded
the St. Nicholas as paying passengers with
Richard Thomas Zarvona, a former student
at West Point, disguised as a flirtatious
* On July 3, 1908, author Mary Frances
Kennedy Fisher is bom in Albion, Mich. In
1937, her first book, "Serve It Forth," was
published. She produced nine more books on
food, including "How to Cook a Wolf' (1942)
and "The Gastronomic Me" (1943).
* On July 1, 1951, Cleveland Indians ace
Bob Feller pitches the third no-hit game of
his career to lead the Indians over the Detroit
Tigers 2-1. This made him the first modem
pitcher ever to throw three no-hitters.
* On June 29, 1967, blond-bombshell
actress Jayne Mansfield is killed instantly
when the car in which she is riding strikes
the rear of a trailer truck on 1-90 east of New
Orleans. The car's driver likely couldn't see
the truck due to a nearby machine emitting a
thick white fog used to spray mosquitoes.
* On July 2, 1977, Hollywood com-
poser Bill Conti scores a No. 1 pop hit with
the single "Gonna Fly Now (Theme From
Rocky)." Conti's career eventually included
an Academy Award for Best Original Score
for the 1983 film "The Right Stuff."
* On June 27, 1985, after 59 years, the
iconic Route 66 between Chicago and Los
Angeles enters the realm of history when the

American Association of State Highway and
Transportation Officials decertifies the road
and votes to remove all its highway signs.
Most of Route 66 followed a path forged
through the wilderness in 1857 by U.S. Navy
Lt. Edward Beale at the head of a caravan of

* It was philosopher, historian, mathemati-
cian and Nobel Prize winner Bertrand Russell
who made the following sage observation: "In
all affairs it's a healthy thing now and then to
hang a question mark on the things you have
long taken for granted."
* The giant Pacific octopus, the largest
octopus in the world, is a prolific breeder.
Extremely prolific. The female lays approxi-
mately 56,000 eggs, all at once. And since,
according to experts, the population is stable,
of those 56,000 eggs, only two survive to
* It was Franklin Pierce, the 14th presi-
dent of the United States, who ordered the
White House's first bathtub in the 1850s.
* Harry Houdini is best known as a magi-
cian and an escape artist, but he also per-
formed amazing stunts. In the early days of
aviation, he flew in an airplane to an altitude
of 3,000 feet, then jumped off the plane onto
another one -- while wearing handcuffs.
* A recent study conducted by researchers
at a university in Sweden found that if a per-
son has to commute longer than 45 minutes
to work, he or she is 40 percent more likely to
get divorced.
* There are more languages and dialects
spoken in India than in any other country in
the world: in excess of 1,600 at last count.
* If you're planning a trip to Marrakesh,
Morocco, be sure to visit the Koutoubiya
minaret. In 1195 Sultan Yakub al Mansur
commanded that the minaret be built in
thanksgiving for a military victory, and the
tower is lovely. The structure's unique attri-
bute, however, is not visible -- it's olfactory.
When the minaret was being built, 960 sacks
of musk were mixed in with the mortar, and
the odor can still be detected today.

"Those who can make you believe
absurdities can make you commit atrocities."
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3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, FI
Phone: 239-472-3644, ext 1
Fax: 239-472-2334
We are currently seeking applicants for
several volunteer positions.
Positions Needed:
Patient Admission Desk, Baby Bird
Feeders, Gift Shop & Education
Center Volunteers.
Other Positions Available Throughout the Year:
Clerical/Office Help, Fundraising, Special
Events/Community Outreach, Educational
Outreach and Grounds Maintenance.
For information, please call
our Volunteer Coordinator at:
239-472-3644, extension 229
or Email: volunteers@crowclinic.org
*RS 3/25 NC TFN

Now hiring Servers, Bakery /Coffee
Baristas, Host/Hostess, and Baker for
IL TESORO's Bakery Shop,"DOLCE
TESORO" in the Tahitian Gardens Plaza.
Competitive pay and growth opportunities
available. Send resume: iltesoro@me.com
or call for interview times 239-395-4022
*RR 5/13 BM TFN

The Sanibel School
Tolls paid
Call Maureen at 472-1617



*NS 6/17 BMTFN

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

Sanibel-Captiva Care and Companion Service,
LLC Medical appointments, general transportation,
shopping, light meal preparations, and light
cleaning. Our services are customized to meet
our clients needs. Call 239-395-3591, or
for an emergency call 239-472-0556.
SR 10/3 BTFN

While you are away by
retired architect, Sanibel resident.
Call 395-1649.
*RS 11/12 NCTFN

Sanibel Resident. 20 Years pc
Experience. Pc Troubleshooting, Data
Backup & Restoration, Networks, Virus
Detection & Removal. Free Initial
Consultation. Call Fred 472-3873
*RR 6/10 CC 7/1

Residential * Commercial
Interior Windows * Carpet Cleaning
Jennifer Watson
SR 11/13 N TFN

Retired Police Captain
Lives on Sanibel
Will Check Your Home Weekly
Very Reasonable Rates
SR 4/9 B TFN

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

Full Range of Services * Excellent
Organizational Skills * Island Resident
* Licensed & Insured * 24/7
Call Lisa 239-472-8875
*RS 10/1 BM TFN

Jane de Lisser Associates
Valuations for insurance, probate, etc.
Brokerage, sales, closet-storage
reorganization. 239-334-8199 or
*NR 1/7 CC 6/24

Bob Adams
(Carpentr, maintenance- toilets, faucets, ceiling fans, sliding doors, etc)
768-0569 or cell 464-6460
RS 11/14 M TFN

Fresh update done on your budget.
Maximize Rentals!
Email Stagingmycondo@aol.com
for more info.
*RR 6/3 NC 6/24

I am seeking a long-term house-sitting or
caretaking position in the Sanibel, Captiva
area. I have handyman, maintenance and
technical skills. I have experience with pet
care, gardening and landscaping. I have
high moral values and work ethic. All types
of housing will be considered. Please
contact Blake at blakejoyner@yahoo.com
*NR 6/17CC 6/24


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

Hourly, Daily, Weekly
and Monthly.
Captiva Island 472-5800
SR 1/30 B TFN

Prime east end direct access dockage.
Seawall, electricity, water, parking.
Only minutes to the gulf!
Call: 470-2866
*RS 12/17 CC TFN


36" in 7' cabinet, extra speakers
VHS & DISC Players
SR 2/5 N TFN

33 VOLUMES 1992
Excellent Condition
Leather $99
*RS 2/4 NC TFN

Clearance Sale
Buy ONE ITEM & get
50% off Second Item & get
75% off Third item!
Must present coupon - Sale items not included
Only @ 2431 Periwinkle Way
Sanibel Consignments!
*NR 5/27 CC 6/24

6kw Gaurdian Stand By Generator
with 100amp auto transfer switch
Call: 239-395-1134
*NR 6/17CC6/24

Dual Action Stationary Bike
Like New $300 OBO
Phone 395-4344
*NS 6/24 CC 6/24


Cash Paid For Old Military Items.
Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets,
old guns, awards & more.
Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280.
*RR 6/10 CC 7/1


SOFA 80" $100
Chairs @ $50
Leather Sofa 77" $200
68" Sofa $50
*NS 2/4 NC TFN

Great Books 60 Vol
Mint Condition $300
*NS 4/8 NC TFN

Valuable watch lost in the vicinity of
the Sanibel Recreation Center.
Please return to owner. Reward.
*NR 5/20 NCTFN

The River Weekly News EMAIL:

Press@ RiverWeekly.com

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3/3/2...make an offer!

Elegant, Sanibel East End
Canal Front Home with
Boat Dock. Like New!
ASKING $1,795,000


Fully furnished including
a boat, etc.
Asking $1,190,000
(239) 246-4716

*RS 5/13 NC TFN


Pfeifer Realty Group
Sanibel Island, FL
*RS 6/17 BM TFN

Periwinkle Park - 30' Trailer with attached
20'x10' screen room, furnished, cozy and
cleanappliances, garden area, Internet/
cable, storage sheds, paver parking.
727-207-5787. Paradise!
*RR 6/17 CC 6/24

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

KODyn & KODD Ivioran
Hideaway Country Club
Fort Myers

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woran view oT loin railway
Quiet, 55+ Community
Fantastic Price $82,000
The Moran Team
(239) 443-0110
John Gee & Company
*RS 6/3 BM TFN

Owner Financing Complete 2011
Renovation Walk to beach neighborhood,
2BR 1 BA format for your next phase
of expansion/pool 70'x150',
721 Cardium Street, Sanibel.
Cash fee for introducing parties.
Call 630-415-5125
*NS 6/17 CC TFN


Call Chris Potter at
to see this property.
SanCap One Source Realty
SR 7/30 N TFN

I would like to rent a desk in an office
on Sanibel beginning August 1.
Please call
Kate at 847-804-1805.
*NR 6/17 CC 7/8

Retail, Office, Take Out, Etc.
Attractive Rates Offered!



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 Lanai,
New Bathroom Vanities and much more.
Positive Cash Flow. Renter in Place.










* "Islander Center" on Sanibel
* Prime Periwinkle Frontage
* High Traffic Tenants
* Excellent Parking
* Immediate Occupancy
* Local/Pro-Active Owners
* Flexible Space Available
Call Today!
SR 4/30 B TFN

Downtown Fort Myers Business for sale.
Owner moving out of state.
For information, call 239-689-1660.
*NR 3/18 NCTFN

Great Fort Myers location. All paint
mediums, drawing, fabric arts, sculpture,
jewelry, pottery. Take your art hobby to a
professional level. Email for information to
*NR 6/10CC 7/1

2 units of 800 sq ft each available for
immediate move in. Located at Matzaluna
Restaurant Plaza, Sanibel.
Call 560-5305.
*NR 6/17 BM 6/24

THE RIVER -JUNE 24, 2011 37


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Read the River

Rental 2 bd- 2 bath. Sleeps 6.
Resort on beach. Shell Island Beach Club.
July 2nd to 9th. $1,000.
908-642-4923 Debbie
-NR 6/17 CC 6/24


Share house. Close to causeway, two
blocks from beach. Female only,
non-smoker. Single Mom with one female
child possible. $500/month. Available now.
239-472-8464. Ask for Kim.
*RS 3/11 BMTFN


Single, non-smoking professional female
seeking 2 bed/2 bath annual rental within
walking distance to the beach.
�NR 6/17 CC 6/24

3 bedroom, 2 bath Home with heated pool,
in quiet Sanibel neighborhood. Seasonal
and monthly rentals. 239-472-0692 or
*RS 4/1 BM TFN

Island Sun Newspaper & River Weekly News

IslandSun News.com


Dunes, 3/2.5 UF townhouse $1,700/mo.
Duplex, 2/2 F, w/d, Private Location
Canal Home, 3/2/den/pool/dock/just off
Island $2,300/mo.
Piling home, 2/2 remodeled, UF, w/d, beach
access $1,450/mo.
Cottage, 2 story, w/d, F, walk to beach,
Canal Home, 3/3 pool/dock/lift, walk to
beach $3,000/mo.

Call on these Island Rentals and ask about
our other Island Properties for rent.
Serving The Islands Rental Needs Since 1975
Gulf Beach Properties, Inc.
Paul H. Zimmerman, Broker/Owner
*RS 6/24 BM TFN

For a complete list visit our Website
Call Dustyn Corace, RE/MAX of the Islands

Dunes 3 bedroom piling home,
Call realtor/owner Dan Cohn
at 470-1342.
*NS 6/24 BM TFN

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Adorable 2 bedroom,1 bath.
East End of Sanibel, 1/2 of duplex.
Clean, bright & Great Rates!
Call Bob 410-692-0200.
*RR 1/14CC TFN

East end canal home
3 or 4 bedroom, 41/2 bath, Pool.
*NR 6/24CC7/15

3 Bedroom/2 Full Bath House for rent in
Gumbo Limbo. Wrap around deck.
Great Kitchen. Wonderful Location,
Huge yard! Covered Parking.
$2,300/mo. Please call 239-691-9249
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E m e rge ncy ............................. ................... 9 11
Lee County Sheriff's Office ...........................477-1200
Florida M arine Patrol .....................................332-6966
Florida Highway Patrol ..................................278-7100
Poison Control ....................................1-800-282-3171
HealthPark Medical Center................1-800-936-5321
Ft. Myers Chamber of Commerce...............332-3624
Foundation for Quality Childcare.................425-2685
Ft. Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce............454-7500
Fort Myers Beach Library.............................463-9691
Lakes Regional Library.....................................533-4000
Lee County Chamber of Commerce............931-0931
Post Office....................... ................. 1-800-275-8777
Visitor & Convention Bureau........................338-3500
Alliance for the Arts................... .................939-2787
Arts For ACT Gallery & Studio.....................337-5050
Art League Of Fort Myers............................275-3970
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall..........481-4849
BIG A RTS ................................. ................. 395-0900
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre.................... 278-4422
Cultural Park Theatre.................................772-5862
Edison Festival of Light.................................334-2999
Florida Repertory Theatre at the Arcade...........332-4488
Florida W est Arts.................... ................... 948-4427
Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers..........472-0168
Gulf Coast Symphony...................................489-1800
Harmony Chorus, Charles Sutter, Pres.............481-8059
Naples Philharmonic............................239-597-1111
The Schoolhouse Theater............................472-6862
S.W. Florida Symphony..............................418-0996
Theatre Conspiracy ......................................936-3239
Young Artists Awards................................574-9321
Angel Flight................................. 1-877-4AN-ANGEL
Animal Refuge Center...................................731-3535
American Business Women Association............357-6755
Audubon of SWFL......................................339-8046
Audubon Society....................... ................. 472-3156
Caloosahatchee Folk Society ......................321-4620
Cape Coral Stamp Club..............................542-9153
duPont Company Retirees ..........................454-1083
Edison Porcelain Artists...............................415-2484
Friendship Force Of SW FL.......................... 561-9164
The Horticulture and Tea Society.................472-8334
Horticultural Society.....................................472-6940
Lee County Genealogical Society................549-9625
Lee Trust for Historic Preservation ................939-7278
NA R F E(Natonal Acti & Retred Federal Emplyes).......................... 482-6713
Navy Seabees Veterans of America........... 731-1901
Paradise Iowa Club of SWFL.......................667-1354
Southwest Florida Fencing Academy............939-1338
Southwest Florida Music Association...........561-2118
Kiwanis Clubs:
Fort Myers Beach....................765-4254 or 454-8090
Fort Myers Edison.............. ....................694-1056
Fort Myers South....................... ................ 691-1405
Gateway to the Islands..............................415-3100
lona-M cG regor.......................... ..................482-0869
Lions Clubs:
Fort Myers Beach...................... .................463-9738
Fort Myers High Noon................................466-4228
Estero/South Fort Myers..............................898-1921
Notre Dame Club of Lee County................ 768-0417
POLO Club of Lee County............................. 477-4906
Rotary Club of Fort Myers............................332-8158
Sanibel-Captiva Orchid Society....................472-6940
United Way of Lee County...............................433-2000
United Way 211 Helpline (24 hour).......211 or 433-3900
Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum...................395-2233
Burrough's Hom e......................................... 337-9505
Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium............275-3435
Edison & Ford Winter Estates......................334-3614
Fort Myers Skate Park.................................321-7558
Imaginarium Hands-On Museum & Aquarium........321-7420
JN "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge.........472-1100
Koreshan State Historic Site................239-992-0311
Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center..........765-8101
S katium ................................... ...................... 32 1-75 10
Southwest Florida Museum of History.........321-7430
True Tours................................ ................ 945-0405
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40 THE RIVER - JUNE 24, 2011

Eyelid Surgery Center
-- - Fort Myers Office

niWe are conveniently
L located on the corner of
-. .- Summerlin and Winkler.

Over 65?
Think eyelid surgery is not affordable?
Medicare pays!
Eyelid Quiz
] Can you see your eyelids?
] Do you have to raise your eyebrows to see more clearly?
] Have you hit your head on a cabinet door while open?
SIs it difficult to see beside you without turning your head left or right?
] Do your eyelids close while you are reading?
I When you play tennis, do you have trouble serving?
Do your eyelids feel heavy? Natasha Larson, COA

If you answered "yes"to one or more of these questions, you qualify for a FREE,
no obligation eyelid screening performed by Natasha Larson, COA.
Screening candidates receive a $50 gift certificate to your choice of one of
five Prawnbroker Restaurant Group establishments in Ft. Myers and Sanibel.

Before After

* One-surgeon practice - you always see the same doctor * No assembly-line surgery - you're the only one
* Personalized post-operative attention * Specialty-trained nursing staff
* Catered, accommodating care, tailored to your needs


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