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Happy Fourth
of July

Take the last two digits
of the year in which
you were born. Now
add the age you will
be this year. The
result will be 111 for
everyone in the world.

VOL. 10, No. 25 From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort Myers JULY 1,2011

Jennifer Hecker, Conservancy of Southwest Florida director of natural resources, and local
recreational angler Ralf Brookes urge state leaders to address the pollution plaguing the
Caloosahatchee River water supply

Leaders Address South
Florida's Water Crisis, Urge Action
environmental groups and community leaders convened on June 23 in Fort Myers
at Centennial Park along the Caloosahatchee River urging aggressive action to
~protect Florida's water supply. Of particular concern are the toxic and noxious
blue-green algal blooms plaguing the river.
Kirk Fordham, CEO of the Everglades Foundation explained, "While these algal
blooms are a result, in part, of the ongoing drought, the fact is the Caloosahatchee
continued on page 15

WCI Raises $30,000 For United Way

Fourth Of July
Festivities Around The Area
Independence Day festivities
will take place around Lee . .
County on Monday, July 4 with i. h* dsi'-
parades, fireworks displays and - ,. , " "
music. .
Here's what's happening around
the area on and around July 4.r
Cape Coral: The Chamber .
of Commerce presents the City
of Cape Coral's 4th of July party, -
RE/MAX Realty Team's Red White h
& Boom. For over 11 years the S f
Cape Coral business community
comes together every July 4th to
honor the birth of our nation with
a spectacular fireworks show and
Held at the foot of the Cape
Coral Bridge on Cape Coral
Parkway, the event is a day filled
with patriotic fun.
By land or sea, the experience is
remarkable as over 20,000 citizens
come together in the Spirit of America.
There's something for the whole family from a Free Fun Zone for the kids with inflat-
able bounce houses, climbing walls and obstacle courses, over 100 vendors of food,
drinks, novelty items, jewelry, arts and crafts plus giveaways and drawings.
The Boom Stage will feature national recording acts. The Caloosa Tent & Rental VIP
area will once again take your 4th experience to a higher level as a limited amount of
tickets will be on sale to the public.
For more information, call 549-6900 or go to capecoralchamber.com.
Fort Myers: The Miracle Baseball puts on a spectacular fireworks show on Sunday,
July 3, courtesy of TIB Bank and Budweiser. The professional Class-A Miracle team
meets its closest rival, the Charlotte Stone Crabs, on the home field at 7:05 p.m.
Following the game, the skies combust with a spectacular show of pyrotechnics.
Tickets are $6 to $10. Gates open at 6 p.m. The event is presented by Budweiser,
TGI Friday's and Wells Fargo. Call 768-4210 or go to www.miraclebaseball.com.
On Monday, July 4, Freedom Fest in Centennial Park begins at 2 p.m. with chil-
dren's play areas and DJ Tommy Tunes. Live music on six stages begins at 6 p.m.
continued on page 40

Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott with Jake Campbell at Fight Against Hunger
WCI Communities staff, family and friends helped raise more than $30,000
and pack 119,000 meals in support of Building the Fight Against Hunger,
a collaboration between WCI, United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades, and
Harry Chapin Food Bank.
The 350-person volunteer effort took place at the United Way headquarters in
Fort Myers, where shift leaders included Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott, Big Mama of
Beasley Broadcasting's B103.9 morning radio show and NBC-2 news anchor Kellie
continued on page 4

Art Walk Patriotic
Holiday Weekend
The July 1 Art Walk will be the start
of a patriotic and festive week-
end in downtown Fort Myers. As
usual, local art galleries and art stops will
feature new exhibits and shows during
July's Art Walk.
Then on Monday, July 4, the River
District Alliance will put on the Fort
Myers Freedom Fest with live music,
family entertainment and fireworks. It all
starts at 2 p.m.
The monthly Art Walk runs from 6
to 10 p.m. on the first Fridays. The July
Art Walk will include more than a dozen
art galleries and art stops and will feature
new art shows, live music and the tra-
ditional after party. The July after party
will be held at Spirits of Bacchus on
Hendry Street.
Some highlights of the Friday, July 1

Art Walk:
* Art of the Olympians: Steering
Strokes exhibit featuring art of John
Stillings. Vocalists Lorena Vargas and
Sam Bostic from Young Artists Awards
will be performing from 7 to 9 p.m.
* Art League of Fort Myers: Opening
of Sizzling Summer exhibit.
* Arts for ACT Gallery: Opening
reception for new group show exhibits
Out of My Mind and Think Inside the
* Coloring The World: Featuring the
art of Stephen Gray-Blancett, pottery by
Sandy Pond and art jewelry by Raven
* daas Gallery: Opening reception for
Skin 2011: a collective exhibit (mature
audiences only).
* Gallery Showcase and Information
Center at IberiaBank (Bayview Court at
First Street). Art Walk T-shirts are avail-
able at this location as well as buttons,
maps and brochures.
continued on page 19

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Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now

Evolution Of The Heitman Building
by Gerri Reaves
T T Then the Heitman Building came on the scene 113
+- \ A A years ago, it was described as one of the most modern
V V W and well-stocked grocery stores in Southwest Florida.
.y Ever since, Fort Myers' first brick building has played an impor-
tant role in downtown business life.
Harvie E. Heitman built it to replace his two-story frame
grocery store on the same site, the northwest corner of First
and Jackson. Ambrose M. McGregor was his financial partner
in the venture.
The historic photo, circa 1910, shows the structure in its
first incarnation as a highly successful grocery store.
Notice the wide metal awnings and the name "Heitman" at the top of the cater-
cornered parapet. The man second from the left and under the awning is identified
as Boyd Clifton Foxworthy, a well-known Fort Myers merchant and postmaster. He
also worked for Heitman in the collection department in the Bank of Fort Myers.
Originally from North Carolina, Heitman had come to the city in 1888 at the
age of 16 to work for his merchant great-uncle, Howell A. Parker. When he built
his own new store 10 years later, he launched a brilliant business career. In fact,
it's difficult to calculate the business and civic leader's degree of influence during his
short life of 49 years.
The construction of the Heitman Building began on October 1, 1897 by con-
tractors Levick & Moore of Tampa. MJ Miller of Tampa was the architect.
Less than three weeks later, the cornerstone was laid, containing the latest issue

The Heitman Building was completed in 1898. In this circa 1908 photo, Boyd Clifton
Foxworthy stands on the left
courtesy of Florida State Archives

Downtown's first brick building has returned to its 1920s look and Heitman's name no lon-
ger appears on the parapet
photo by Gerri Reaves
of the Fort Myers
Press and other
documents. The store
opened in February
Some 145,000
bricks went into the " o w
323- by 67-foot
structure. The lower
floor was devoted to
Heitman's mercantile
On the exterior
were ornamental fea- /
tures of malleable iron, I ,
as well as balconies
and awnings. Large .
plate-glass windows
provided display space
and natural light. These first-floor windows, now sealed off, originally provided

Smaller side windows light and ventilation photo by Gerri Reaves
also provided natural
light and ventilation.
And talk about cutting edge -- the store was lighted with 10 electric lamps, a new
service in the pioneer town.
Customers no doubt appreciated the sidewalks along the still-unpaved streets.
A concrete sidewalk ran along First Street and one of brick on the Jackson Street
continued on page 4

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Celebrate Edison's Favorite Holiday
T he Fourth of July is believed to have been Thomas Edison's favorite holiday and the Edison & Ford Wint- i
Estates is celebrating the day with half price admission for Lee County residents.
On the Fourth of July, Edison would devote the entire day to his children waking up early in the morn-
ing to set off fireworks. The family would celebrate the holiday with American favorites - watermelon and ice
cream. An invoice dated in 1893 lists the elaborate purchases the Edison family made for their Fourth of
July celebration. Written on the bill, "This Bill Is For Fireworks Only," and included two dozen packages of
Electric Torp., one Dragon's Nest, one Devil Among the Tailor, one Surprise Box, one Floral Fount(ain),
one (dozen) Rockets, one (dozen) 10 B.R. Candles, 1 lb. Colored Fore, and one Firework Balloon 20 ft.
It is also believed Edison's favorite variety of firecrackers were the ones he invented and created him-
self, that had a little more TNT added.
Visitors must show proof of residency for half price admissionand the ticket is good for all tours
including the new Site Historian Tour and Edison Ford Young Inventor's Tour.
In addition, the estates will be displaying artwork by internationally known artist Leoma Lovegrove. Q
Edison, A Yankee Doodle Boy, is a new series of five pieces honoring Thomas Edison. Lovegrove's '
artwork will be available for purchase including incandescent light bulbs, prints, note cards and original
The estates is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For additional information call 334-7419 or
visit t www.edisonfordwinterestates.org.

Lee County Wants To Know What You Think .
T ee County is seeking the input of its citizens to become a healthier, more prosperous place t
| to live. The county is embarking on an effort to become a sustainable community, one that
L.achieves a balance among economic, social and environmental resources. .
Eight goal areas, identified by the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives Local
Governments for Sustainability, include:
* Economic prosperity I
* A supportive workplace
* Education, arts and community
* Health and safety
* Affordability and social equity
* Natural systems
* Planning and design
* Energy and climate
For more information on each of these goals, visit the Lee County Office of Sustainability website, The Edison children, Charles, Theodore and Madeleine, celebrate
which can be found through www.lee-county.com. July 4, 1902.
Taking the brief, five-question survey on the website will help Lee County identify which goals are Historical photo credit Thomas Edison National Historical Park.
most important for creating a sustainability plan for the community's future.4

4 THE RIVER - JULY 1,2011
From page 2
Heitman Building
Even the 30- by 50-foot storage
room received rave reviews.
The second floor contained six rooms
or offices, including Heitman's. Among
his first tenants were WC Battey, who
rented the front two rooms for his real
estate business, and Louis A. Hendry,
who moved his law office into the cor-
ner on Jackson.
Heitman's brother, Gilmer, part-
nered with him in the general store,
which came to specialize in groceries,
specifically "fancy" goods, catering to
the growing yachting and winter tourist
trade. The store's goods rivaled those
found in large cities, according to the
Fort Myers Press.
Heitman's business instincts were
exceptional, and whether intentional
or not, his opening of the new store
coincided with the opening of the grand
Royal Palm Hotel just east on First
Street. That hotel attracted wealthy
tourists from across the nation.
A natural-born businessman, he often
embarked on a new venture even before
the current one was brought to comple-
In January 1924, a little more than
a year after Heitman died, the store
held a going-out-of-business sale. United
Markets later moved in.
In the 1930s, Sears Roebuck
Company took up a long residence,
bringing Art Deco touches to the build-
ing's facade. But decades later, like too

many other downtown businesses, that
mainstay departed once the Edison Mall
initiated the age of the shopping mall.
In 1973, another legendary business
moved into the Heitman Building. M.
Flossie Hill Company, started in 1905
by "Miss Flossie." But before long, that
historic business also joined the exodus
to the mall.
In 1978, the building was temporar-
ily vacant, probably for the first time.
Wee People infant ware, followed by
Three-In-One Antiques, occupied it in
the early 1980s. The building's retail
history ceased when Nautilus Fitness
Center used it for overflow space for
the remainder of the decade, succeeded
by law offices in the 1990s.
If you visit the corner of First and
Jackson now, you'll not see fancy gro-
ceries in the window, but you'll see that
the historic building just keeps on going.
Today RE/MAX occupies the first-
floor corner, RESN an office on the
Jackson Street side, and Gulf Bank
second-story office space.
After you check-out the latest rein-
carnation of the building, walk the
short distance to the Southwest Florida
Museum of History at 2031 Jackson
Street. There you'll see a miniature
replica of First Street in 1900, with
the red-brick Heitman Building on the
Be sure to see the museum's exciting
exhibit, Mambo Man, a tribute to Pedro
"Cuban Pete" Aguilar.
For information, call 321-7430 or go
to swflmuseumofhistory.com. Museum

hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday
through Saturday.
Then travel south to one of the
area's best historical research centers,
the Southwest Florida Historical Society
at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, located
on the campus of the Lee County
Alliance for the Arts.

From page 1
United Way

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Rick Rainville and Justin Cook from WCI
Communities support United Way

Each team packaged nutritionally for-
mulated meals for distribution to families
in need in seven Southwest Florida coun-
"Our goal was to pack more than
100,000 meals," said David Fry, presi-
dent and CEO of WCI Communities.
"Because of the hard work and dedication
of our staff, family and friends working
side-by-side, we were able to surpass our
goal and help make a significant impact

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 and
The Story of Fort Myers by Karl H.

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Fight Against Hunger
on the fight against hunger in our com-
munity. We appreciate all the volunteers
who participated - it was actually lots of

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Blue Green
Algae In The
by Lee County Commissioner,
Ray Judah
The presence of toxic blue-
green algae upstream of the
Franklin Lock and Dam in the
Caloosahatchee River is a vivid reminder
of the South Florida Water Management
District's (SFWMD) failure to properly
manage our precious water resources.
Beholden to the powerful sugar
industry, the SFWMD permits wasteful
discharge of millions of gallons of fresh
water from Lake Okeechobee to tide
during the wet season. This provides opti-
mum growing conditions for sugar cane,
but results in excessive polluted water dis-
charge to the Caloosahatchee and coastal
estuaries. Further harm occurs in the dry
season when the SFWMD shuts down
minimum flow to the Caloosahatchee
River needed to prevent harmful concen-
trations of algae and hypersaline condi-
The SFWMD, in fact, spends millions
of taxpayer's dollars to install and operate
large pumps during drought conditions
to direct water from Lake Okeechobee
to the sugar cane fields while suspending
any flow to the Caloosahatchee needed
to protect habitat critical to the lifecycle
of our fisheries.
This cycle of destruction and degra-
dation of our environment causes sig-
nificant harm to our local economy and
quality of life. The Lee County Health
Department recently issued a Health
Advisory precluding any human or ani-
mal contact with the Caloosahatchee
due to the harmful blue-green algae
blooms and the presence of toxic cya-
nobacteria. The vast media coverage of
the health issues and the graphic images
being aired throughout the world on the
condition in the Caloosahatchee create
a marked impact to our fragile tourism
and real estate industries.
The SFWMD and the sugar industry
would argue that the guidance docu-
ment known as Adaptive Protocols,
used to manage low water levels in
Lake Okeechobee, authorizes water
allocation exclusively to agriculture and
utilities while restricting environmental

releases to the Caloosahatchee. In fact,
the Adaptive Protocols provide guid-
ance to water managers for discretion-
ary releases to protect the ecosystem.
Furthermore, Chapter 373.042 and
373.0421 Florida Statutes require the
SFWMD to declare and institute Phase
III water restrictions (45 percent reduc-
tions) for all permitted users when our
rivers and coastal estuaries experience
significant harm.
It is not as if the dry conditions were
unforeseen. As early as the fall of 2010,
the SFWMD was forecasting drier than
normal conditions and the real poten-
tial for water shortages. Rather than
implementing common sense cutbacks
on agricultural and urban users, the
SFWMD's only action was to recom-
mend cutting off environmental releases
to the Caloosahatchee. No action was
taken until March 2011 when the
SFWMD placed a modest 15 percent
water reduction on agriculture and utili-
ties. SFWMD did not call for 45 percent
reduction to agricultural users until this
month, well after the Caloosahatchee
had suffered irrefutable harm and loss
of all remaining fresh water grasses.
It is unacceptable for the SFWMD to
unilaterally cut off the Caloosahatchee
when other users are not required to
institute meaningful water conservation
The Caloosahatchee continues to suf-
fer at the hands of policy decisions by
the SFWMD. The Caloosahatchee estu-
ary is suffering at a shockingly regular
and continual rate. Providing minimum
flow to the Caloosahatchee during the
dry season would amount to about five
inches from Lake Okeechobee. In con-
trast, water supply users are provided
more than two feet of lake water during
this time.
The Caloosahatchee is in its fourth
consecutive year of not receiving mini-
mum fresh water flow and level (MFL).
The continual failure to meet the MFL
for the Caloosahatchee has resulted in
significant harm to the health, productiv-
ity and function of the Caloosahatchee
and coastal estuaries.
Our hope for economic recovery is
predicated on a healthy environment.
Gov. Scott and our congressio-
nal and state delegations need to be
held accountable in working with the
SFWMD to protect the public interest
and our waterways.^


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Republican Women's Lunch
he July luncheon meeting of Lee Republican Women Federated will be held
on Monday, July 11. Social hour begins at 11:15 a.m. with lunch and program
to follow, at the Hilton Garden Inn-Fort Myers, 12601 University Drive.
The speaker will be Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolos, candidate for U.S.
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Grants Available
he 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.
A total of $100,000 is available to the community's non-profit art and cultural
organizations and individual artists in a variety of fields, including visual arts, dance,
theater, and film. Check the application guidelines for eligibility and further details.
Applications are due on or before July 15.

Heights Children's Parade Is Friday
Rr over 25 years, the children and families of Brightest Horizons have cel-
ebrated the Fourth of July with a parade. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. on
Friday, July 1 at Brightest Horizons, 10320 Gladiolus Drive. This all-American
celebration will include scores of students dressed in their patriotic colors, waving
flags and singing songs. This gives these children, some from other countries, an
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Veterans To
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ort Myers Harley-Davidson is invit-
ing all past and present military
personnel to come by on Saturday,
July 9 at 11 a.m. to partake in Freedom
Photo in honor of the sacrifices made
by local veterans to safeguard the free-
doms that Independence Day repre-

An appreciation ceremony will take
place at 11 a.m. including:
* National anthem sing
* Guest speaking presentation by
Cape Coral Mayor John Sullivan
* Suncoast Vietnam Veteran's reenact-
ment of The Last Patrol
The ceremony will be immediately
followed by the mass Freedom Photo
at noon. Participants are encouraged to
wear their uniform, colors and patches.
All guests will receive a copy of the photo
and a large-scale version will be produced
and featured in their retail location.
Refreshments will be provided along with
live music following the photo. No RSVP
Additionally, veterans in the southwest
Florida area can receive free counseling
and assistance with their government
benefits as Harley-Davidson and Disabled
American Veterans (DAV) are bringing
the Harley's Heroes program to the deal-
ership the same day.
Veterans who suffer from injuries or
disabilities related to their military service,
and may have never filed a claim for
benefits with the VA or have found it dif-
ficult working through the red tape, are
encouraged to attend. The DAV counsel-
ors at this event are trained professionals
who are skilled in developing and pros-
ecuting veterans' claims.
For more information, call the dealer-
ship at 275-4647 or visit www.hdfortmy-
The 1.2 million-member Disabled
American Veterans, a nonprofit organiza-
tion founded in 1920 and chartered by
the U.S. Congress in 1932, represents
this nation's disabled veterans. It is dedi-
cated to a single purpose: building better
lives for our nation's disabled veterans
and their families. More information is
available at /www.dav.org.
Since 2007, this program sponsored
by The Harley-Davidson Foundation -
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program to thousands of sites across the
United States, providing counseling and
assistance to help tens of thousands of
veterans and their families secure the
benefits to which they are entitled from
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A Midsummer Night's Sing

Planned To Benefit The CCMI Soup

Kitchen; Food Need Called 'Critical"
People can help feed the hungry and give hope to the needy while enjoying
an evening of music and fellowship at the 14th Annual A Midsummer Night's
Sing, presented by First Presbyterian Church of Fort Myers and sponsored by
the Galloway Family of Dealerships.
The event, planned for Tuesday, July 26, at First Presbyterian Church in down-
town Fort Myers, will be a 90-minute performance of hymns, instrumentalists, and
special guests beginning at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m.
Admission is free, although voluntary cash donations and cans of non-perishable
food will be accepted to benefit The Soup Kitchen of Community Cooperative
Ministries (CCMI).
First Presbyterian's pastor, Rev. Paul deJong, is urging the community to help
with canned goods and cash donations to help those in need.
"Ladies and gentlemen, we desperately need your help. The need for food con-
tinues to be absolutely critical. Please love your fellow neighbor and attempt to do
what God would do and want you to do," Rev. deJong said.
Organizer Sam Galloway, Jr. said cash donations are especially needed because
The Soup Kitchen can buy five times as much food for the same amount of money
that residents spend at local grocery stores.
"We can take every dollar and make it stretch as far as is humanly possible," he
Galloway, who has made feeding the hungry part of his life's work, has arranged
for refrigerated trucks to take the food to the neighborhoods that most need help
this summer.
"High unemployment and our poor economy have caused many of our neigh-
bors to ask for food to feed their families for the first time in their lives. Our direc-
tor has told me, 'Sam, I cannot tell you who, but people are coming for groceries
whom you and I know.' We can't allow our neighbors and friends to be hungry.
Please - we need our community to get together and help with all the canned
goods they can. We need to raise the roof with money and food, please!" Galloway
Galloway annually sponsors Mrs. Edison's Hymn Sing as part of the Edison
Festival of Light in February. Because more than 4,000 people attend Mrs. Edison's
Hymn Sing in the winter, organizers planned A Midsummer Night's Sing to allow
more local residents to attend the same type of event during the less crowded sum-

I- I
Rev. Paul deJong, minister of First Presbyterian Church, with A Midsummer Night's Sing
organizer Sam Galloway, Jr. Attendees contributed more than 4,000 pounds of canned
goods last year.
mer months.
The First Presbyterian Chancel Choir and friends will be featured during the eve-
ning, which will include sing-a-longs of well-known hymns.
"Please try to bring whatever cash donation you can and at least two cans of
non-perishable food And, if you're among those impacted by our poor economy,
come anyway and have a good time," Galloway said.
A Midsummer Night's Sing is the second of three hymn sings sponsored annually
by the Galloway Family of Dealerships. The other two are Mrs. Edison's Hymn Sing
in February and the Holiday Carol Sing in December. All three events benefit The
Soup Kitchen of CCMI, which was started by First Presbyterian Church in 1984 to
help alleviate hunger and suffering in Lee County.
First Presbyterian Church of Fort Myers is located at 2438 Second Street in
downtown Fort Myers. For more information, call 334-2261 or visit www.fpcfort-

8 THE RIVER - JULY 1,2011
Along The River

Take advantage of the extensive wine
selection at The Sandy Butler

Watch the fireworks at Nervous Nellie's
The Fourth of July weekend is a perfect time for boating, so make a pit stop
at Nervous Nellie's Crazy Waterfront Eatery in Fort Myers Beach. Free
marine dockage with dock attendant's assistance is available for patrons at
Nellie's Snug Harbour Marina. Parking for your car is also free if you dine at the
restaurant. Eat inside or outside on their expansive patio overlooking the water.
Nellie's serves a wide variety of snacks, over-stuffed sandwiches (on homemade
bread, no less!) and entrees that will please even the most finicky eater. Listen to live
music and partake of happy hour, all day every day, upstairs at Ugly's Waterside
Starting Friday, July 1, rock to the beats of Steel Drums with Harold from 6 to 10
p.m. and Vytas Vibe from 6 to 10 p.m.; July 2, No Way Jos0 from noon to 5 p.m.
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Yard Dogs from 6 to 10 p.m.; July 6, Hightide from 6 to 10 p.m.; July 7, the Oysters
from 6 to 10 p.m.; and July 8, Cat Daddy and The Juice from 6 to 10 p.m.
Nervous Nellie's Crazy Waterfront Eatery is located at 1131 First Street, Fort Myers
Beach in the historic Baywalk district. Call ahead seating is also available at 463-8077.
Planning to celebrate the gourmet way? The Sandy Butler Restaurant is waiv-
ing the $18 cork fee for wines purchased in The Sandy Butler's Gourmet Market
and served in the restaurant. The offer is good through September.
Additionally, The Sand Bar has happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m. daily with two-for-
one well drinks, domestic drafts and house wines. Located inside the restaurant, it fea-
tures a sophisticated, spacious bar for enjoying cocktails and appetizers.
Members of the Bell Ringer Customer Loyalty Club at The Sandy Butler will receive
10 percent off all purchases in the market and restaurant all summer long!
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Fort Myers Country Club? Cool off at
The Edison Restaurant & Bar with
a half-priced house brand cocktail, cold
draft beer or wine. The Edison happy
hour runs daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The restaurant also offers daily lunch
and dinner specials as well as live enter-
tainment in one of its three bars, the
Chandelier, the Patio or the Terrace Bar.
Catch your favorite sporting event on
one of the many big screen TVs located
throughout the restaurant. Whether you
enjoy live music or sports, the Edison
Restaurant, with its homey yet sophisti-
cated atmosphere, is the place to go.
Every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.,
The Edison Restaurant & Bar serves a
spectacular jazz brunch. Chef Kristopher
Bailey has created an extensive buffet
menu that includes eggs Benedict, bis-
cuits with sausage gravy, roasted chicken,
seafood, fresh fruit, seasonal vegetables
and salads, and decadent desserts. It
also includes omelette and Belgian
waffle stations and a chef's carving sta-
tion. Reservations are suggested but not
The Edison Restaurant & Bar is open
seven days a week for lunch, dinner and
cocktails. It is located at 3583 McGregor
Boulevard. Call 936-9348 or go to www.
If you are heading to Freedom Fest
in downtown Fort Myers, stop by The
Morgan House for a bite to eat and
an ice-cold beer. Sit in the restaurant,
at the Terrace Bar or upstairs at Top of
the Town overlooking the historic Patio
de Leon. The Morgan House features
14 beers on tap, full liquor bar and daily

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either inside with music and big screen
TV, outside on the terrace or in the posh
Miami-style Red Corner.
During July, have half-price appetiz-
ers on Fridays from 4 to 7 p.m. (upstairs
only). Live music is featured from 9 to
11 p.m. with Stolen Fruit. On Saturdays,
there are drink specials all night along
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8 to 11 p.m. Thursday are Thirsty
Thursday with David Johnson from 7 to
9 p.m.
The Morgan House is located at
33 Patio de Leon in the River District,
Fort Myers. It is open Monday through
Saturday for lunch and dinner from
11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and for lighter fare
until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
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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 12 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.
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


W infield Wayne "Whit" White of
Fort Myers, formerly of Sanibel
and Cincinnati, died peace-
fully at Shell Point Hospice House on
June 26, 2011. Born on September
5, 1923, in Wilmington, Delaware, he
was the son of George A. White and
Edith Violet Egelhof. After serving in
the signal corps attached to the Army
Air Corps assigned to the B29 base in

India during World War II, he attended
Purdue University where he received a
BS degree in psychology.
He was a businessman who spe-
cialized in selling cash registers in the
Cincinnati area. He was known for
being the kind of salesperson who would
thoroughly learn about his customer's
business so that he could help them
operate more efficiently and effectively.
He was also known for being a caring
boss. After selling his business in 1980,
he retired briefly but then went back to
consulting for an electronic cash register
company that needed his knowledge
of the Cincinnati market. At that time,
he was known as "Mr. Cash Register"
in southwestern Ohio. In 1982, he
retired again and began to spend more
and more time at his home on Sanibel
He is survived by his loving wife
of 64 years, Harriet Joy, and by four
children, Carolyn (Douglas) Johnson
of West Bend, Wisconsin; Robert
White (Debra Dunek) of Cedar Rapids,
Iowa; Barbara Joy (Thomas) Cooley of
Sanibel; and William (Cindy) White of
Dade City, Florida; and seven grandchil-
dren. He is also survived by his brother,
James (Muriel) White of Fort Myers.
Whit was a devoted, gentle and won-
derful father. On Sanibel, he was an
active Stephen Minister for the Sanibel
Community Church for almost 10 years.
He also volunteered at HealthPark

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and at the Computer Lab and Pavilion
at Shell Point. He was a member of
St. Paul's United Methodist Church
in Madeira, Ohio, then the Sanibel
Community Church, and Faith United
Methodist Church in Fort Myers. In
all three churches, he was a strong
supporter of and participant in small
He loved watching football and wild-
life, bicycling, and learning about com-
puters. He and Joy spent many delight-
ful summers in Wisconsin, and they
enjoyed a number of summers traveling
in motorhomes, achieving a goal of
visiting all 50 states. They also traveled
internationally. He worked part-time
for a while during retirement at Bailey's
Hardware store, because he always liked
to help people solve problems and fix
Whit loved people - all people - and
he loved God.
Family members would like to thank
the caregivers from Hope Hospice.
They have been a great source of com-
fort and support to Whit and Joy and
their family over the past month.
A memorial service will be held in
Shell Point's Village Church chapel on
July 14, at 1:15 p.m. Memorial contri-
butions may be made to Hope Hospice,
9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL

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12 THE RIVER - JULY 1,2011
Rains Fire
Fishing Back Up
by Capt.
__ Matt Mitchell
/ T ith the
i " llIl summer-
V time pat-
tern of afternoon
-4 rains slowly starting
Sto kick in, fish-
ing began to pick
up last week. The
much-needed rains
started to reoxy-
genate our waters and had fish feeding
again like they have not done in weeks.
The most productive areas for good
action seemed to be anywhere in and or
around the passes. If you could hit the
pass on the right tide there were good
numbers of some real quality fish to be
Switching gears from tarpon fishing,
which has been tough to say the least, it
was great to have the rods bent and find
some easy fast action on quality redfish
and snook for a change.

Though I have not written tarpon
fishing off for the year, I don't have any
more tarpon trips scheduled and will not
suggest it to my clients unless things really
turn around. The rains could and should
make things better out there for tarpon
fishing but I'm not counting on it.
While fishing a morning outgoing tide
at Redfish Pass, I got my clients on one
of the most wide open pass bites I can
remember for a long time. Every drift
we either caught an over-the-slot sized
redfish, a snook or hooked into a freight
train we simply could not turn. With even
a few double hook-ups, the bite kept
up for roughly two hours until the tide
slowed. Then as quickly as it had started,
the action was over.
The bait of choice was a live pinfish
dragged against the bottom through the
pass while drifting. My basic pass rig is
easy enough: 15- to 20-pound spinning
tackle rigged with two to three feet of
30- to 40-pound fluorocarbon leader, a
2/0 hook and a large splitshot to keep
the bait bouncing the bottom. I like to
place my split shot up high on the leader
roughly 12 to 18 inches up above the
bait. If you don't feel the bait bouncing
off the bottom while you're drifting, add
another split shot. It's a very simple rig
with the key being your bait has to move

at the same speed as
the tide against the bot-
tom during the drift for
a very natural presenta-
When you get in
the pass, start off by
making a few drifts of
the entire run of the
pass. Try both sides at
different depths until
you locate where the
bite is. Once you nar-
row down where the
fish are located you can
often make that same
drift over the same ".
spot, basically nailing
fish every drift once you
have it dialed in. It may
take some time to work
out where the fish are
holding in the pass on
what tide but once you
have this method down
it can be used in all our .
local passes to get in on
the action all summer
The passes act like a
funnel as huge amounts
of water move though
a narrow cut, increas-
ing the speed of the
tide. This fast moving Jon Majewski
water pushes lots of bait in caught at Rec
and out on the tides, often
disorienting it and making it an easy meal
for staged-up gamefish. Add to that deep-
er cooler water in the passes than the
rest of the bay right now and you have a
great set-up to catch some quality fish.

of Wisconsin with an over-the-slot redfish
Fish Pass last week
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-
tions email captmattmitchell@aol.com.0

Local Waters/Local Charts Class
he 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


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Mark Your Calendar
he Calusa Blueway Paddling
Festival Fishing Tournament.
Saturday, November 5. Fishing
on all Lee County waterways with
tourney awards at Matlacha Park,
4577 Pine Island Road NW, Matlacha
33993. The tournament is part of
the Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival.
Register and get details online at www.
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CROW Case Of The Week:
Least Tern
by Emilie Alfino
A least tern came into the CROW clinic from Lover's Key
State Park, where there is a nesting area on the beach.
There are a couple of places around Lee County where
least terns nest, including Fort Myers Beach and possibly
Sanibel, according to Dr. Amber MacNamara.
The woman who found her was a park ranger. She'd been
S'o out doing rounds and saw this nesting area below the wrack
line all by itself. The ranger continued her rounds and when she
came back to the nest, the bird was still there. She approached
her and the bird tried to fly but couldn't, managing only a couple
of feet.
The ranger then arranged for transport of the least tern to CROW and the tiny bird
arrived at the clinic June 9. She weighed 36.8 grams, which is not very much. "When
people picture terns, they picture a royal tern with the orange beak," Dr. Amber said.
"These least terns are about the size of a sanderling, but they are terns."
Upon examination, she did not have any fractures, which was good, and really no
wounds to speak of - she was just dehydrated and kind of weak in general, Dr. Amber
"We gave her some fluids
both under the skin and orally
with Chinese herb we use a lot
for patients who are weak, to "
boost their energy and appetite -
and help build muscle," Dr. I
Amber said. The herb is called
Four Gentlemen. The bird was
also given vitamins B and C,
and that was all for the first
There was good news that
first day: she ate two fish! "We
had to dig through every pack-
age of fish and pull out the
tiniest ones because most of
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the fish were as big as she
was," Dr. Amber said.
The little tern started eat-
ing more and more (fresh
fish four times a day!) and
got up to 39.3 grams by
June 19. "I wasn't sure she
would be very likely to eat,
so I was really happy when
she did," Dr Amber said. ..
"We were keeping her in
the incubator for the first
five days.
On the fifth day, she was :. ..
moved out to a cage and
staff continued to feed her :
once a day. "We put her ...
in a bathtub every morning :
with salt water so she could Least tern
bathe if she wanted to and
gave her a heat lamp to dry off," Dr. Amber said.
At this point, the little bird was still active and getting stronger, but not flying. Dr.
Amber was waiting for her to give some kind of clue or signal that she was ready.
Then about a week later, the clinic took in a fledgling least tern with some injuries
to her leg, and having the two birds together - same-species company - was good for
both of them.
"Terns are kind of tricky when it comes to test flying," Dr. Amber explained. "They
need that big, open space of the beach and the gulf to take off. Many times they can't
or don't want to. It's hard to tell when they're ready to fly."
On June 23, this healed least tern took off, flew around the clinic, and looked
"We started making arrangements to get her back to Lovers Key, where we hope
she lives today," Dr. Amber concluded. "We don't know what caused her initial weak-
ness but she came through it and was better at the other side."
CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife
hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from the Gulf
Coast of Florida. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to
5 p.m. Mail donations to PO Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit:

Free Pass To Museum

A rmy Private First
Class Paden
A XSturtevant stopped --
by The Bailey-Matthews '
Shell Museum on June 27.
He didn't come just to visit ,
his sister, museum staff
member Amanda Stirn, but *
he, and his mother, Susan ,
Love, wanted to reap the hej111. . ....
benefits of the Blue Star
Museums partnership in , ' i ,
which more than 1,300
museums around the
country are offering free .
admission to active duty
military personnel and their
families from Memorial Day
through Labor Day. V
Sturtevant, 22, who is
based at Fort Hood near
Killeen, Texas, until he is PFC Paden Sturtevant and his mother, Susan Love, check
deployed to Fort Kalsu in out The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum
deployed to Fort Kalsu in
Iraq next month, enjoyed
the exhibits. "I don't know all the shells that are out there," he said. I've collected a
lot of random shells when I've visited here, and I thought it'd be a good idea to check
out what I'm missing. I knew about the (Blue Star) program and I wanted to take
advantage of it. This is definitely appreciation for what I do."
Susan Love lives in Cape Coral and is a lifelong shell collector, so she was happy
and proud to accompany her son to the shell museum. "I wanted to put some names
to some of the shells I've collected - all of those hours doing the Sanibel Stoop," she
said with a laugh. "I wanted to check out the museum and we appreciate the fact that
people are acknowledging the soldiers and what they do for their country. More and
more people are getting on board with showing their appreciation. With two children
in the military, it's great to have them recognized." Love's daughter is currently serving
in the air force.
continued on page 18

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Plant Smart
by Gerri Reaves
O ne of the many lovely
sights that snowbirds
miss when they leave
the area is the jacaranda tree
(Jacaranda mimosifolia) in
full bloom, some compensa-
tion for those who endure
the arrival of summer in the
This large flowering
tree native is native to the
Amazon River Basin in
Brazil, Argentina and Peru.
A member of the begonia
family, it loses its leaves in
winter, but in early spring,
it produces the bell-shaped
violet-blue flowers.
Flowers measure about
11/2 inches across and grow
in pyramid-shaped clusters
on the branch ends. These W
clusters of vivid flowers,
called panicles, can be more Jacaranda's fruit splits open to release winged seeds
than a foot long. photos by Gerri Reaves
They, along with the fine
feathery foliage, make jacaranda a popular ornamental that provides light shade.
The fine-textured leaves are comprised of tiny leaflets about one-fourth of an
inch long. Leaves are once- or twice-divided with as many as two dozen pairs of
hairy leaflets.
The distinctive fruit is a woody circular pod about two inches across that splits
open and releases winged seeds.
Jacaranda needs lots of room in the landscape. It can grow as tall as 60 feet,
forming an asymmetrically branching canopy up to 50 feet wide.

Alliance GreenMarket Offering
Free Saturday Gardening Workshops
he GreenMarket at the Alliance of the Arts will remain open through the sum-
mer offering fresh local products. In addition to the typical line-up of local
products, the GreenMarket will offer free gardening classes by expert garden-
ers and farmers during the month of July.
Every Saturday in July, the market (at the corner of McGregor and Colonial
boulevards) is offering free gardening classes by expert gardeners and farmers.
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Jacaranda's cluster of violet-blue flowers and feathery foliage make it a popular orna-
mental tree
It prefers full sun for maximum flowering and moist but well-drained soil. It is
somewhat drought-tolerant but will not thrive in open windy conditions. It will not
tolerate salt, so is unsuitable for coastal landscapes.
Cultivate jacaranda with seeds or by grafting.
Sources: Florida, My Eden by Frederic B. Stresau and floridata.com.
Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you cre-
ate a low-maintenance, drought-tolerant, hurricane- and pest-resistant South
Florida landscape.#

Edible Landscaping at 10 a.m. July 2. Bell currently manages the Holton Eco-
Preserve, whose mission is "helping people steward our earth through classes and
events which promote sustainable lifestyles and enhance the native habitat of our
community." She is an advocate and promoter of sustainable development and is a
frequent volunteer with IFAS Extension Office. Recently, Millisa has started keeping
bees and incorporating apiculture into her food garden projects.
July workshops will continue with Kara Alfaro of Elata Natives; organic farmer
Ken Ryan of Herban Gardens; horticulturalist Debbie Hughes of Edison-Ford
Estates; and Andrea Guerrero, manager of Heartland Gardens.
The Alliance GreenMarket is family friendly and offers occasional artistic and
educational activities. On select Saturdays, the market welcomes live music from
local musicians. Guest are always encouraged to venture inside the Alliance's main
building to view the current art exhibits and pick up information about area arts and
cultural organizations.
The Alliance for the Arts supports the artists and arts organizations in the area
as the state-designated local arts agency for Lee County. Its galleries are open from
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays,
located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard just south of Colonial Boulevard. Visit www.
ArtInLee.org for more details.#


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Water Crisis
River and Lee County are
getting a 'man-made,' unfair
disproportionate share of .-
the lack of water. Natural ,
water flows have been dis- * . ,. . - i
rupted and water managers . A , .
are holding water back to . W
meet upstream irrigation -
needs. Why should anglers, pW--. Fl 1 '91 " "
boaters, swimmers, and K " a..' -, . ' TJ
the residents of Southwest "
Florida bear the vast major- w..
ity of the drought burden?"
Fordham stated.
"Short term, we need
immediate and fair allo- K
cation of water to the
Caloosahatchee River J
from the South Florida
Water Management District
(SFWMD.)" A team from The Conservancy of South-west Florida per-
"Long term," Fordham forms a water quality test.
continued, "the state and
the federal government need to work together to provide adequate water storage to
supply the needs of businesses, people and nature. Water storage to accommodate
Southwest Florida's growing needs is critical. That's why the U.S. Sugar land purchase
makes so much sense."
Jennifer Hecker, Conservancy of Southwest Florida director of natural resources
policy, stated, "The Caloosahatchee issue involves both the quantity of water and the
quality of water from Lake Okeechobee discharges. While draining one inch of water
from the lake could temporarily improve the current river conditions, polluted water
flows can create other problems."
Hecker continued, "The problems of the Caloosahatchee River can be solved if
federal, state, and local regulators work together to obtain more surface storage, treat
more water, and time releases to mimic natural water flows."
Hecker went on to urge the public to work with decision-makers to ensure fertil-
izer ordinances are adopted to limit the amount of fertilizer, poorly treated sewage and
animal waste running off into our area waters. Hecker also encouraged support for
the numeric nutrient standards to help alleviate nitrogen and phosphorus pollution that
contributes to toxic algal blooms, threaten public health and injure the lifeblood of our
local economy - tourism.
Back in 2006, American Rivers, the Caloosahatchee River Citizens Association,
Caloosahatchee River Watch, Conservancy of Southwest Florida and other local envi-
ronmental groups successfully lobbied to have the Caloosahatchee designated as an
endangered river.
The group, including Tamara Pigott, executive director, Lee County Visitor &
Convention Bureau; Ralf Brookes, environmental attorney and local angler; Frank
Mann, Lee County Commissioner; Mick Denham, vice mayor, City of Sanibel,
expressed concern that a proactive water quality plan to reduce pollution targets aimed
at the source of the pollution was never put in place, five year later.
The speakers agreed that enforcing flow standards, developing stricter fertilizer ordi-

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nances, developing water
storage areas and creat-
ing limits to the amount
of nutrients allowed in our
waters will help correct the
issue over time. .
The Caloosahatchee
River provides drinking
water for tens of thousands
of people, supports a world- .
renowned haven for birds
and other wildlife, and is the -
heart of a $2 billion local
tourist economy.
We are all responsible
to ensure clean and abun-
dant water is a gift we leave Kathy Worley, Conservancy of Southwest Florida co-direc-
to the next generation," tor of science and biology.
summarized Hecker.
The 2011 Estuaries Report Card five-page executive summary and the full 251-
page report including the 10 steps to save Southwest Florida's waters was released by
the Conservancy in February and can be viewed online at www.conservancy.org.0

Fertilize Smart
In Wet Season
With the South Florida rainy sea-
son just around the corner, the
Lee County Division of Natural
Resources reminds everyone that fertilizer
use rules change at the traditional start of
the wet season, June 1.
Of particular concern to most resi-
dents is the prohibition of the applica-
tion of phosphorus and nitrogen during
the wet season. To ensure the quality
of coastal waters critical to our environ-
ment, economy, and recreation and to
protect from excessive nutrients that can
cause harmful algal blooms, no fertilizers
containing phosphorous and nitrogen can
be applied during the period of June 1 to
September 30. Potassium and other soil
amendments may be applied during the
wet season.
During the rest of the year, fertilizer
containing phosphorus and nitrogen is

limited. Fertilizer use is also prohibited
within 10 feet of a water body, seawall,
or wetland. And, if you use a fertilizer
spreader, you are required to have a
deflector shield to prevent nutrient spread
into water body buffers and impervious
surfaces. The application of nitrogen
must be labeled as at least 50 percent
Landscape maintenance professionals
are also subject to the ordinance,, which
requires the registration and training of
both professional landscapers and institu-
tional landscapers, and sets best-manage-
ment landscape and fertilizer practices.
These precise limits are designed to
get homeowners, association members
and landscape professionals to think of
the connection between fertilizing prac-
tices and the quality of our area waters.
Fertilize as little as possible and only
when and where needed.
For more information on the Lee
County fertilizer ordinance, visit www.

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Cub Scouts Learn About
Birding At Tarpon Bay

Cub Scouts and their parents surround Naturalist Donna Yetsko in their kayaks as they
learn about the ecosystem in the refuge at Tarpon Bay
Once on the water, Yetsko taught the group about the mangrove estuary ecosystem
in the refuge and helped the scouts learn to identify different species of birds. The
lucky paddlers saw a good variety of birds including a green heron, great egret,
snowy egret and even a swallow tail kite. They were also pretty excited to see little
mangrove tree crabs on the trees and a mangrove snake in the water! Scout leader
Joe Hobson said that he even learned new things about our local ecosystem and he
has been out on the water here for 20 years. Hobson said, "Everyone really truly
had a great time and we will probably come back every year."O

Tarpon Bay Explorers Naturalist Donna Yetsko gives the eager Fort Myers Cub Scouts an
introduction to paddling and boating safety before they head out on the water

submitted by Stephanie Ray
he Cub Scout Wolf Den from Pack 6, St. Michael Lutheran School of Fort
Myers, worked on their birding elective and conservation achievement by
exploring the JN "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge via kayak with ref-
uge concessionaire Tarpon Bay Explorers. Naturalist Donna Yetsko took the group
of 24 scouts and parents through the Commodore Creek water trail in Tarpon Bay.
Prior to their departure, Yetsko explained some basic paddling skills, boating safety,
and the importance of wearing properly fitting PFDs (personal flotation devices).

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* 10 a.m. Island Cruise to
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* Beach & Shelling Cruise
* Sunset Serenade Cruise with
Island Musicians

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Please Keep
Beaches Sea
Turtle Friendly

Loggerhead hatchling
Photo by Judy Jones

independence Day is upon us,
and while most people associate
barbeques and fireworks with the
holiday, for SCCF's (Sanibel-Captiva
Conservation Foundation) sea turtle

monitoring program, it also marks the
beginning of sea turtle hatching season.
July is the busiest month for sea turtles
on Sanibel and Captiva. Adult females
are still coming ashore to nest and the
nests that have been incubating for the
last two months begin to hatch. This
makes the beach a busy place at night.
If you visit the beach, especially at
night, please keep a few things in mind
to keep our beaches sea turtle friendly:
* Remove all beach furniture, tents
and toys
* Fill in all holes that you dig
* Turn off or shield all lights facing the
* Avoid using a flashlight
* Never take flash photographs
* Honor the leash law
* Respect all marked sea turtle nests
If you happen to see a sea turtle, keep
a respectful distance (at least 150 feet)
and watch quietly. It is a rare experience
and one to be treasured. You can learn
more about the sea turtles that nest on
the beaches at SCCF's Turtle Tracks pro-
gram on July 14 and 28 at 10 a.m. Call
472-2329 for more information.

Seashell Trivia
by Bryan Henry
Horns made from conch and triton shells have been used to signal over long
distances by civilizations worldwide.
* Sundial shells, found in Florida, are also known as architect shells.
* The Sphinx and other great pyramids of Egypt are all built from sandstone,
which contains the fossilized shells of billions of minute marine creatures known as
* Native Americans used the conch shell to make tools and pottery, and also as
a horn by cutting off the tip of the shell and blowing through it.
* Fourteen states have an officially designated state seashell. The horse conch is
the state shell of Florida.
* The lettered olive is the state shell of South Carolina.
* The state shell of Oregon, the Oregon hairy triton, is the only shell that shares
the name of a state, and one of only three in the world named after a location.
* The Dutch made wampum (clam shells) legal currency when they governed
New Amsterdam (New York) in the 1600s.
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 4.0

Shell Museum

Seeks Volunteers
Are you looking for a reward-
ing way to donate a few hours
of your time? Do you have a
love for people and shells? If so, The
Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum would
be a great place to spend some quality
moments with other shell lovers.
Volunteer opportunities can be cus-
tomized to suit your skills, interests and
schedule, so you don't have to be a shell
expert to help at the shell museum. If
you know something about shells, there
are things to do with the public or behind
the scenes. If not, perhaps you and other
volunteers can chat about your summer
plans while you prepare membership
mailings. All volunteers are provided with
on-site training and orientation, a muse-
um membership, and store and event
discounts. Volunteers living off-island will
receive Sanibel Causeway toll reimburse-
"There are so many places that volun-
teers can make a difference," said Diane
Thomas, public program specialist for
the museum. "Their talents allow us to
inform and educate visitors and ensure
that they get the most out of their visit to
the museum."
Exhibit hall docent Patricia Williams of
Fort Myers signed on as a volunteer four
years ago. "It's a really interesting job,"
she said. "There's certainly a lot more to
shells than one would imagine. I think I
learn something new every time I come.
It's just a really fun, interesting way to
spend a few hours."
If you are interested in receiving addi-
tional volunteer information, contact

It's A Free

Pool Safety Party
J oin The Children's Hospital of
Southwest Florida's Kohl's Center
for Safety Program for a free pool
safety party on Saturday, July 9 from
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bonita Springs
Community Pool, 26890 Pine Avenue.
Learn ways to help your family stay
safe while having fun in and around the
swimming pool.
"In the state of Florida, we lose
the equivalent of three classrooms of
preschoolers to drowning each year",
said Michele King, director of the Child
Advocacy Program at The Children's
Hospital. "We must keep our children
safe with layers of protection and con-
stant adult supervision when they are in
or near water."
Drowning is the leading cause of death
for children under age five in the state of
Florida and is 100 percent preventable.
Just follow the safety tips below:
* Never leave a child unattended in a
pool or spa and always watch your child
when he or she is in or near water.
* Teach children basic water safety
* Keep children away from pool
drains, pipes and other openings to avoid

Shell Museum volunteer Patricia Williams, left,
to visitors
Diane Thomas at dothomas@shellmu-
seum.org or calling 395-2233.
Current volunteer opportunities
Curatorial assistant: Organize the
shells in the scientific reference selection
(does not require shell expertise).
Education or group docent: Work with
scheduled student and adult tour groups
(which may include beach walks and
shelling talks). Docents participate in a
structured program designed to educate
the public about shells and mollusks, their
role in the environment, and conservation
practices related to mollusks.
Education office: Assist the education
team with mailings, copying, data input,
and information preparation of hands-on
activities for the public and adopt-a-class
teacher support materials.

* Have a telephone close by when
your or your family is using a pool or spa.
* If a child is missing, look for him or
her in the pool or spa first.
* Share safety instructions with family,
friends and neighbors.
Free admission and refreshments. For
more information, call Kohl's Center for
Safety at 343-5224.w

Alva Traditional

Summer Camp
he Alva Traditional Summer Camp
still has openings in its summer
camp program.
Activities include indoor and outdoor
games, crafts, guest speakers, field trips
and more.
Breakfast, lunch and an afternoon
snack are included for $75 per week.
Sign up online at www.leeparks.
org and receive a 10 percent discount
Camp hours are from 7:30 a.m. to
6 p.m., Monday through Friday, for
children ages six to 13.
Call Sandra Bates at 728-2882 with
any questions. The Alva Community
Center is at 21471 North River Road,
Alva, 33920.

Educational pro-
grams and tour guide:
S Conduct public pre-
S sentations and tours
for both permanent
and special exhibi-
tions (including live
touch tank) designed
for school groups and
adult tour groups.
Exhibit hall
docent: Provide
interpretive services
for visitors regarding
museum exhibits and
the importance of
shells in the natural
Library: Help with
cataloging, sorting,
storage, data entry
gives information and retrieval.
Museum store:
Assist with the daily
store operations, stock inventory, wrap
packages, and help customers. Volunteers

THE RIVER - JULY 1,2011 17
applying for this position must be willing
to learn to operate the computerized cash
register and enter sales transactions.
Office assistant: Process mailings,
input data, and assist with various office
Public relations/ marketing/graphic
design: Assist with newsletter and collat-
eral material development, PSA and press
release development and distribution, sur-
vey development and analysis, database
management, writing and editing.
Special events: Provide support by
serving in museum booths at community
events, helping with craft activities, or
guiding visitors through the museum gal-
Junior/youth docent (trained volun-
teers between the ages of 12 and 18).
Help museum visitors and/or campers
better understand and appreciate the
importance of mollusks and their shells
- in nature, history, and our culture
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28 THE RIVER - JULY 1, 2011

First Aid Ointment

From Calendula
by Suzy Cohen, RPh

D aIt seems
my kids spend the
summer getting
bumped and bruised.
Can you recom-
mend a natural rem-
edy to treat all those
PE, Clackamus,
Yes, I have just the thing. Not too
long ago, a friend of mine took a nasty
spill while riding her bicycle. She shared
the details of what happened with me,
and today, I will share her story with
you. My friend's next-door neighbor
asked politely how she was doing after
the minor accident, and she confessed
to her neighbor that everything hurt.
"I have just the thing," the neighbor
responded and ducked inside her house,
emerging a moment later with a jar of
calendula cream. Calendula (Calendula
officinalis) is an herb that has been used
safely all over the world for centuries,
specifically for wound healing.
My friend decided to give her neigh-
bor's cream a try, since she trusted the
source. She trusted her because the lady
had raised five teenagers who played
every sport from soccer to volleyball. If
this stuff came with the soccer mom's

seal of approval, it had to be effective.
As my friend relayed her story to me,
I became excited to write about it too,
since there are no prescription drugs or
salves that do all that calendula can. My
friend dabbed the cream on her bruises
and scrapes, took a nap and woke up
significantly better. Within days, she was
as good as new.
This inspired me to research calen-
dula. I wish I knew about it when my
children were young. A few European
studies have concluded calendula to
help soothe wounds and improve heal-
ing. It has antifungal, antiviral, and even
anti-tumor properties! I think calendula
would be fantastic for cradle cap and
diaper rashes, or any rash for that mat-
ter. You can use it on minor burns,
sunburn, bedsores, eczema and poison
ivy. A small study proved it can ease
the pain of radiation-induced dermati-
tis. Calendula may improve acne too.
Health food stores and online retailers
sell calendula in cream, lotions, oint-
ments or tinctures. You'll see various
brands and companies selling it, a
few of which include Boiron, Weleda,
California Baby and Hyland's.
If you are creating a first-aid cabinet,
I highly recommend you include calen-
dula. Put it next to your hydrocortisone
and tea tree oil. Calendula is so safe you
can literally eat the beautiful yellow flow-
ers from which the cream is made, so
long as you're not allergic to flowers in
the daisy or marigold family. Calendula
extract imparts a beautiful yellow color,
so it's used as a natural coloring agent
in cuisines around the world. Lately, I've
been buying the fresh (and edible ver-

sion) of flowers from my natural grocer
to garnish salads and soups. It makes
for a delicious conversation piece at my
dinner table.
Folate found in green leafy veggies
(and supplements) was just shown to
reduce colon cancer risk.
This information is not intended
to treat, cure or diagnose your condi-
tion. Suzy Cohen is the author of The
24-Hour Pharmacist and is a registered
pharmacist. To contact her, visit www.

Yoga Pilates

At Fitness Camp
experience the process of strength-
ening the body and improving flex-
ibility while exercising with a pro-
fessional certified instructor at Bay Oaks
Recreation Center, 2731 Oak Street,
Fort Myers Beach.
Be with friends while working out and
getting in shape. Yoga Pilates is a blend
of yoga stretching, relaxation, and Pilates
exercises. The summer session begins on
July 5 and continues through September
1, meeting every Tuesday and Thursday
at 9 a.m.. For the nine-week, 18-class
session, the cost is $100 for members
and $140 for non-members. The class
will be instructed by yoga and fitness
expert Jack Barone.
For more information call Bay Oaks
at 765-4222.0

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Whiplash Wiles
by Dr. Dave
rue story here
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are rare).
I'd coaxed ol'
Ichiro, my Toyota
Rustbucket, to a
law abiding stop

the wilds of downtown traffic, I suddenly
felt an explosion in Ichiro's backside and
I was instantly and violently launched
onto Main Street somewhat sooner
than originally planned. I had been rear-
ended, but not by an Escort (the car) or
a Toyota Tin Can or a 92-year-old com-
missionnaire on a moped, but rather by
an armored truck! No guff.
Stunned, more than usual, I got out
of my car to survey the remains of my
rear end when two guards got out of the
Brinks, with guns. "Hey listen," I urgently
urged, "If you keep those guns holstered,
I'll say it was my fault. Heck, I'll say I was
Now, though a Sherman tank had
tried to mate with my Toyota, I honestly
wasn't upset as these fender benders are
seldom intentional, hockey parking lots
excluded. And though I wasn't hurt
continued on page 30

Mom And Me

by Lizzie and Pryce
Sizzle 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,
I am a single woman - a retired career
educator. My career was foremost so
I never married, but I now realize how
much I have missed.
After I retired I was thrilled to be able
to stay in my home and enjoy the many
pleasures. But I now realize that this can-
not go on too much longer and I must
make a change, as I am completely on
my own with no family.
I have interviewed many complexes

and have one very basic problem. I am
terrified that I will not have the financial
resources to see me to the end, and then
I will be out on the street. What do I do
Dear Ada,
In today's economy, many singles
and married people are having the same
problem as you. Nobody knows for sure
what is ahead.
I would suggest that you get all of the
information you can about your financial
position and seek the counsel of an expe-
rienced, older financial advisor; maybe
she/he will have the answer for you.
So far as what you have "missed,"
many married women envy you. They
would have loved having a career and all
of the glamour in your life rather than a
life of domesticity.
Dear Ada,
What's to regret? What did you miss?
You made a life for yourself as a single
professional. You can make a life for
yourself as a retired single professional.
Being married is not a requirement
to participate in social activities and net-
working. Many single women (divorced
or widowed) are enjoying rich social lives.
The key is you need to take an active
role in creating your social connections
through church, senior centers, local
parks and recreation programming.
Lizzie and Pryce's email address is

Lee Memorial To

Purchase Mental

Health Provider
ee Memorial Health System has
announced it is purchasing the
assets of Jennings Behavioral
Health System (JBH), a local mental
health provider that offers outpatient
services for individuals, families and
The purchase ensures a continuity
of care for individuals in need of men-
tal health services, according to Lee
Memorial. The services currently offered
at JBH, which include partial hospital-
ization, medication management, and
intensive outpatient therapy, will remain
the same and all of the current staff
are being asked to stay on. The name
will change to The Behavioral Health
Center when the agreement goes into
effect July 1.
"We were immediately interested
when we were approached to acquire
JBH," said Lisa Sgarlata, chief admin-
istrative officer for Lee Memorial
Hospital. "We have had a close work-
ing relationship with them through
their partial hospitalization program for
a number of years, and consider the
services they provide to the community
essential." Sgarlata will assume adminis-
trative responsibility over operations at
the Behavioral Health Center.
The cost of the acquisition is

$250,000 and Lee Memorial Health
System will assume the lease on JBH's
office space located at 12550 New
Brittany Boulevard in Fort Myers. The
Lee Memorial Health System board of
directors approved the lease assumption
at its board meeting on June 23.
The system has had a contract for
several years to provide placement of
inpatient and emergency room patients
to JBH's outpatient mental health ser-
vices. "This is an example of providing
the right care in the right setting for
our behavioral health patients," said
Sgarlata. "It provides a benefit to the
community by continuing a needed
service, and it frees up hospital beds by
placing the patients into an appropriate,
and less costly, care setting."O

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Dr. Julia East
In a time when business and individu-
als are both trying to do more with
less, both are trying to find new
ways to support the community with-
out breaking the bank. The Florida
Public Relations Association (FPRA)
Southwest Florida Chapter will examine
Professional Philanthropy: Giving of
Your Time at its July luncheon meet-
ing. Dr. Julia East, president and CEO
of the Southwest Florida Community
Foundation, will discuss ways to sup-

Local Key Clubs

Shine In Orlando
The success achieved by the 13 Key
Clubs in Lee County and LaBelle
during the 2010-11 year was
apparent at the recent statewide con-
vention in Orlando. Two local clubs -
Cape Coral High and East Lee County
High - were honored with the Diamond
Level Distinguished Club Award, which
recognizes clubs with outstanding ser-
vice, leadership, and commitment to
Key Club initiatives. Only seven of
these awards were given out statewide.
Overall, the 13 local Key Clubs were
awarded Most Outstanding Division in
Key Club Division 19 Lt. Gov. Sara
Qureshi also stood out among her
peers at the 73rd Annual Key Club
Florida District Convention with the
Distinguished Lieutenant Governor
Award. Qureshi will also be recog-
nized at the Key Club International
Convention in Phoenix, Arizona,
with the Robert F. Lucas Outstanding
Lieutenant Governor Award later this
"I am very proud of my division,
which now has the most Key Clubs in
Florida. I hope the clubs in Division 19
continue to grow and serve the commu-
nity in the years to come," said Qureshi.

port the nonprofit sector and become
engaged in the community.
Professionals who wish to use their
talents for community involvement often
face challenges, such as determining
which organizations to lend their time
to, as well as time management. East
will coach luncheon attendees on how
to make a wise investment when it
comes to volunteering and joining non-
profit boards.
The FPRA March meeting will
be held on Tuesday, July 12 at the
Broadway Palm Dinner Theater, 1380
Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. The
meeting will begin at 11:30 a.m. Guests
are welcome.
Before joining the Southwest Florida
Community Foundation, East worked
in a variety of positions in the banking,
specialty steel, nonprofit, and education-
al fields. She holds a doctor of manage-
ment in organizational leadership and
is a certified fundraising executive. East
has also written numerous articles and
has given a multitude of presentations
about the nonprofit sector, philanthropy,
and organizational best practices.
In addition to her daily work with the
Community Foundation, East develops
curriculum and teaches leadership, man-
agement, and organizational develop-
ment at the master and doctoral levels,
including two onsite courses in Vietnam.
The cost to attend the July 12 lun-
cheon meeting is $20 for members,
$25 for non-members and $10 for
students. Walk-ins are welcome for an
additional fee of $5. For reservations or
information, visit www.fpraswfl.org.�

"This recognition shows the positive
side of our teenagers and future leaders
of tomorrow. I am continually impressed
by what these students achieve," said
Kiwanis Lt. Gov. Bruce Boyd.
Key Club is a high school service
leadership program of Kiwanis with
250,000 members in over 30 coun-
tries. Kiwanis is a global organization
of volunteers dedicated to changing the
world one child and one community at a
time. Founded in 1915, Kiwanis and its
sponsored service organizations dedicate
more than 6 million volunteer hours
annually to strengthen communities and
provide service to children.
To find a Kiwanis club in Lee County
or LaBelle, visit www.kiwanisl9.com,
call Bruce Boyd, Division 19 Kiwanis Lt.
Gov., at 369-3775 or email dboydjr@
From page 28
Dr. Dave
there are some of you who are faking it.
I have news for you... we know. How,
you ask? Well I shan't tell you all of our
secrets but simply put, we are watch-
ing you, and not only via surveillance
with the Nano Oompa Loompas with
their NanoNikons we surreptitiously
insert into your ear when we examine
you. We watch how you react as you
perform certain tests to see if the pain

Temple Judea

New Board


Keith Grossman

Attorney Keith Grossman, presi-
dent of the board of trustees at
Temple Judea in Fort Myers,
has announced new board members.
Grossman will continue his two-year
term for the next year.
The board members are as follows:
Robin Correnti, past president; Dan
Delisi, first vice president; Steve Gliner,
vice president of house and grounds;
Marsha Kistler, vice president of mem-
bership; Brian and Mindi Simon, vice
presidents of education; Jed Klein,

you're expressing is consistent with the
injury. We also have methods to deter-
mine exaggeration, which again, I could
tell you about, but I won't.
But what I can reveal is that the
truly objective findings such as palpable
inflammation is something we can
detect over the injured areas and not in
uninjured areas. Muscle spasm, range of
motion and fixation of the joints cannot
be effectively faked. In fact, there was
a study done in which a set of doctors
treated patients including real whiplash
victims and "ringers" who were not
injured but trying to fake a whiplash. In
not a single case were any of the doc-
tors fooled.
Another unusual study found that
rodeo riders who suffered whiplash in
a car accident actually got better and
returned to work twice as fast as non-
bronc busters. And "returning-to-work"
isn't exactly riding a steno chair or light
duties on a Brahma bull. Is this because
they are better athletes to start with or
because they are just tougher or because
of both? Well undoubtedly, if we are
already a flimsy weak-necked Ichabodish
Crane type we might take a lot longer
to get better. So when you are doing
your regular resistance workouts, don't
forget your neck.
Personally, I felt like I was getting
better but my lawyer thought he noted
that I had more blackheads than before

vice president of ritual; Harvey Cohen,
treasurer; Lisa Fleishman, recording sec-
retary; Jodi Gutstein, corresponding sec-
retary. Members-at-large include Chely
Dosoretz, Robert Schlager, George
and Joyce Rosinger, Joan Thomson,
Lynn Talone, Lisa Bendetowicz. Joanne
Goldman is preschool representative.
The new board of trustees looks to
maintain a strong ritual presence and
religious education within the standards
of Conservative Judaism at Temple
Keith Grossman and his family have
served as active members of the syna-
gogue for over 15 years. Prior to his
current role as president, he served
as a member of the board of trustees,
took an active role with Temple Judea's
religious and pre-schools, and helped
to create the Junior Congregation,
which focuses on the needs of children
between the ages of seven and 12. He
also led and facilitated a focus group
process at Temple Judea in an effort to
bring about positive ideas for change
and growth.
Temple Judea is an egalitarian
Conservative Synagogue of approxi-
mately 200 households, proudly
affiliated with the United Synagogue of
Conservative Judaism. The congregation
is considered a "family of families." In
addition to prayer services, they provide
for the educational needs of the com-
munity with a preschool and after-hours
religious school. It is Lee County's only
Conservative Synagogue. Temple Judea
is located at 14486 A&W Bulb Road,
Fort Myers, 33908. For more informa-
tion contact Temple Judea at 433-0201
or visit www.tjswfl.org.3

and that I was dressing more and more
like Lady Gaga. He also, very percep-
tively, deduced that I was suffering loss
of enjoyment of life in that he noted I
hadn't bungee jumped naked a single
time since the accident. Well, of course
not, F Lee. Wouldn't want to get whip-
Like the column? You'll LOVE the
book the Doctor is In(sane), available
at Sanibel Island Bookshop. Contact
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TAURUS (April 20 to May 20)
You've done some great work recently.
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something wonderful, perhaps a day at
a spa or a night out with someone very
GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You
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one of your goals. Use this period of
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to get it.
LEO (July 23 to August 22) Your
social life is picking up, and you'll soon
be mingling with old friends and making
new ones. But twixtt the fun times, stay
on top of changing workplace conditions.
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vent some long-pent-up feelings. Now,
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You might well feel uneasy as you face
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get the job done.
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Aspects favor some dedicated fun time
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can recharge your physical and emotional
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* On July 8, 1776, a 2,000-pound
copper-and-tin bell now known as the
"Liberty Bell" rings out from the tower
of the Pennsylvania State House (now
Independence Hall) in Philadelphia, sum-
moning citizens to the first public reading
of the Declaration of Independence. As
the British advanced toward Philadelphia
in the fall of 1777, the bell was removed
from the city and hidden in Allentown to
save it from being melted down by the
British and used to make cannons.
* On July 4, 1826, the 50th anniversary
of the adoption of the Declaration of
Independence, John Adams and Thomas
Jefferson, the second and third presidents
of the United States, respectively, die.
Both men had been central in the drafting
of the historic document.
* On July 5, 1865, in London, revival-
ist preacher William Booth and his wife
Catherine establish the Christian Mission,
later known as the Salvation Army, to
wage war against the evils of poverty and
religious indifference.
* On July 7, 1930, construction of the
Hoover Dam begins. Over the next five
years, a total of 21,000 men would pro-

duce what would be the largest dam of its
time. Today, the Hoover Dam generates
enough energy each year to serve more
than a million people.
* On July 9, 1947, in a ceremony held
at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., Gen.
Dwight D. Eisenhower appoints Florence
Blanchfield to be a lieutenant colonel
in the U.S. Army, making her the first
woman in U.S. history to hold permanent
military rank. Blanchfield had served as
superintendent of the Army Nurse Corps
during World War II.
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John Lennon and Paul McCartney meet
for the first time. Lennon was a member
of the Quarry Men, scheduled to play at
a public event. Two weeks later, Lennon
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following sage observation: "There is no
absurdity so palpable but that it may be
firmly planted in the human head if you
only begin to inculcate it before the age
of five, by constantly repeating it with an
air of great solemnity."
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half of all money spent on food in the
United States is spent in restaurants.
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beer brewers in Australia are on the cut-
ting edge of alternative energy produc-
tion. They have created a "beer battery"
-- the world's first, they claim -- in which
electricity is generated by bacteria con-
suming the waste that is created by the
brewing process.
* If you're looking to brighten up your
living space with some greenery, you
might want to consider getting a bonsai
tree. They live longer than any other

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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, t/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

Avid fishing minded fourteen year old boy,
would love to fish from a boat, but
no opportunity to do so. If you would like
an occasional fishing buddy on your
boat with his own tackle, please call
Bob Sabatino at 851-0330.
You probably will enjoy it as much as he will.
Thank you.
*NS 7/1 BM TFN

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 2339-395-3591, 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

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


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 BTFN

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


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

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

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

A complete service for 10 to 12 in
everything from mugs, plates, bowls,
and many extra pieces. Serving plates,
pitchers, butter dishes, salt and pepper
shakers, bean pot, candlesticks, you name
it. The complete set would retail for over
$2500, buy it for $900. All Hadley pottery
is painted, glazed and then kiln-fired at
2,100 degrees Fahrenheit, making it highly
resistant to chipping and scratching. It
is lead-free and oven, microwave and
dishwasher-safe. Each hand-crafted
pottery piece is signed by an artist trained
by a protege of Mary Alice Hadley, and is
the mark of genuine Hadley stoneware.
Call 466-4707.

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


Saturday, July 2 from 8am to 1pm
15705 Beachcomer Ave, Fort Myers
Clothes, electronics, lots of misc. stuff
*NR 7/1 CC7/1

1407 Sand Piper Circle in the Dunes,
8 a.m. to noon
July 2 and 3
*NS 7/1 CC 7/1

Saturday, July 2 from 9 AM to 3 PM
1360 Eagle Run Dr., Sanibel
Furniture, bedding, appliances,
TV, women's/girls' clothing,
decorative items, jewelry, etc.
N R 7/1 CC 7/1

1167 Buttonwood Lane,
East end of Sanibel Island.
Friday, July 1 and Saturday, July 2,
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
*NS 7/1 CC 7/1

Moving Sale this Friday & Saturday, July
1 & 2, 8 a.m.-noon. Multiple sofa sets and
chairs, kitchen utensils, bedroom sets,
patio furniture, assorted household items.
Cash only 722 Sand Dollar, Sanibel.
*NS 7/1 CC 7/1



*NS 6/17 BMTFN

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36 THE RIVER - JULY 1, 2011

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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
For Information
And Showings
Please Call
Isabella Rasi
(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
clean,appliances, garden area, Internet/
cable, storage sheds, paver parking.
727-207-5787. Paradise!
*RR 7/1 CC 7/1

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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.wena 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

1 Bed room new queen bed. LR with
sofa bed, kitchen, refrigerator ice maker,
dinning area, Bosch washer dryer,
dishwasher. Trane A/C with Pro 4000
programmable thermostat. Full tile floors.
Full vinyl deck. Pavers. Oodles of space.
Hurricane sun & window protection
film. Home in ex. cond. Much more, too
numerous to mention. Priced at $89,400.
Ground rent $5,800/yr. 239-209-1869 or
N R 7/1 CC 7/1

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.

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

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

For Only $12 Per Week -Your Classified

Can Be Seen

From Anywhere In The World!

Send it to ads@RiverWeekly.com


Log onto www.IslandSunNews.com

& click on

- Place Classified -

,.k 'e ..6+ .. ,...
* "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

THE RIVER - JULY 1,2011 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

2BR/2BA summer weekly rental.
Beachfront home. Sugarsand Fresh Water
Beach. Walking to distance to the village of
Suttons Bay, MI. For additional info,
call 231-631-1949
*NR 7/1 CC7/1


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 6/17CC 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

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
*NR 6/24 CC 7/1

2 bdr 2 bath furnished & newly renovated,
view of beach & islands. Lania screened/
slider glassed in for all weather use. No
pets/smoke $1,895. mo+util. 231-631-1949
NR 7/1 CC 7/1

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 1/14 CC TFN

East end Annual Rental.
3 or 4 bedroom, 41/2 bath, Pool.
*NR 6/24 CC 7/15




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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 - JULY 1,2011
From page 1
Fourth Of July
featuring Deb & The Dynamics, Strange
Arrangement, High Tide, No Way
Jose, Fakahatchee, and Memphis 56.
Admission is free.
Fireworks presented by Chico's FAS,
Inc. will light up the sky at 9:30 p.m. in
the historic River District. The fireworks
will be choreographed to music broadcast
on 102.9 BOB FM. A preferred view-
ing area will be set up in the Harborside
parking lot to allow those who would
like special seating for $5 a chair, chil-
dren five and under free. Live music will
resume following the fireworks. The event
ends at 11 p.m.
Freedom Fest attendees will receive
special discounts at numerous downtown
restaurants, bars and retail merchants
with the purchase of a $10 wristband.
Proceeds from the sale of the wristbands
benefit the American Legion Post 38 and
the River District Alliance.
Call 1-855-RDA-EVENTS or go to
Fort Myers Beach: The fourth
annual Fort Myers Beach 4th of July
Parade will starts at 10 a.m. The parade
is sponsored by the Fort Myers Beach
Civic Association. The route starts at
the Seagrape Plaza and heads North on
Estero Boulevard to Times Square. The
Matanzas Bridge will close to traffic at
9:30 a.m.

Call 454-7500 or go to www.fmb-
Fireworks start at dusk (approximately
9:15 p.m.) at Lynn Hall Memorial Park
at 950 Estero Boulevard, next to Times
Square in the heart of downtown Fort
Myers Beach.
Call 463-8008 for more information.
Sanibel Island: Independence Day
Celebration starts at 9:30 a.m. with a
parade beginning at Tarpon Bay Road
and Periwinkle (Bailey's Center) end-
ing at Periwinkle and Casa Ybel Road
(Jerry's Center). The parade theme is
Bailey's 4th of July Backyard
Barbecue will take place immediately after
the parade, featuring live music, beer,
burgers, hot dogs, pulled pork and other
foods from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bailey's
is at the corner of Periwinkle Way and
Tarpon Bay Road.
Jerry's Market will also put on a
post-parade celebration from 9:30 a.m.
to 1:30 p.m. There will be free snow
cones, hotdogs and soda, water slides,
dunk tank, bounce house and face paint-
ing. Donations will be accepted for Boy
Scouts of America. Jerry's is at 1700
Periwinkle Way, near the end of the
parade route.
Captiva Cruises will have a Sunset
Fireworks Cruise aboard the Lady
Chadwick from 7 to 10:30 p.m. July
4. Danny Morgan will be performing on
Call Captiva Cruises at 472-5300 for

The 32nd annual Sanibel-Captiva
Optimists' 4th of July Road Rally starts
at noon from The Timbers parking lot
at 703 Tarpon Bay Road. Registration
is $35. Forms are available at Bailey's
General Store, Sanibel Cafe or at the
starting line.
An Afterglow Party will be held follow-
ing the rally at The Sanibel Grill and The
Timbers restaurant.
Contact Randy at 699-8739 or
Richard at 292-4631 for more informa-
A great place to view the parade is
the Island Cow at 2163 Periwinkle Way.
Grandstand seats are available right on
the parade route and there will be com-
plimentary muffins and coffee. Bring your
beach umbrella and chair. If you have
breakfast on the outdoor patio, you will
also be able to see the parade go by.
Sanibel Island's annual fireworks dis-
play will be at dusk at the end of Bailey
Road. The display can be seen from the
causeway islands, where free parking is
For more information, call 472-1080
or go to www.sanibel-captiva.org.
The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club is hav-
ing a July 4th celebration from 5 to 9
p.m. that's open to the public.
The Sanibel fireworks display is visible
from the club. There will be a fun area
for children, grilled food for sale, chair
rentals and music. Parking is $5.
The Dunes is at 949 Sand Castle
Road, phone 472-3355.#

Airport Traffic
During May, 587,633 passen-
gers traveled through Southwest
Florida International Airport,
an increase of 6.4 percent compared
to May 2010. Year-to-date, passenger
traffic is up 6.1 percent from the same
period last year.
The traffic leader in May was Delta,
with 130,761 passengers traveling to
and from Fort Myers. Rounding out the
top five airlines were AirTran (92,107),
Southwest (78,645), JetBlue (61,246)
and Continental (55,417).
Southwest Florida International
Airport had 6,341 aircraft movements
(takeoffs and landings), a decrease of
2.7 percent compared to May 2010.
Page Field saw 5,896 movements, an
18.2 percent decrease from May 2010.
In addition, more than 2.4 million
pounds of air freight moved through
Southwest Florida International Airport
in May 2011, a decrease of 17.6 per-
cent compared to May 2010.
Southwest Florida International
Airport served more than 7.5 million
passengers in 2010 and is one of the
top 50 U.S. airports for passenger traf-
fic. No ad valorem (property) taxes are
used for airport operation or construc-
tion. For more information, log onto

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destination to cruise the crystal clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

+ Explore our educational kids' programs--
Shoreline Discovery & Science at Sea
* Cruise to Cayo Costa Island--
beautiful beach for shelling & swimming
+ Cruise to funky Cabbage Key for a famous
"cheeseburger in paradise"
+ Take the kids on an afternoon eco tour aboard L;
The Lady Chadwick and watch dolphins jump
in the wake of the boat
+ Pick your "Sunset Cruise": Sailing, Wildlife, Live Music
* Sail aboard the funtastic Adventure sailing catamaran

"Sunset Fireworks Cruise
Cruise on Lady Chadwick to watch the
4th of July fireworks on Sanibel.
7pm to 10:30pm with the legendary
Danny Morgan performing on board.
Call for reservations.

Call 239-472-5300

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