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A Favorite Orphan Comes To Celebrity Guest Auctioneers
Broadway Palm Theatre This Summer For ACT Graffiti Night
roadway Palm Dinner Theatre pres-
ents the musical Annie playing July
7 through August 13. The story of
the lovable orphan and her dog Sandy
has been capturing the hearts of audience
members for years.
As part of a publicity campaign for
Oliver Warbucks, Annie and her dog Sandy
are placed in the lap of luxury for a week.
However, Annie's stay turns out to be
much more than anyone had bargained
for as she works her way into everyone's
hearts and learns a few things for herself.
The classic songs include It's the Hard
Knock Life, Easy Street and Tomorrow.
Annie will play at Broadway Palm
Dinner Theatre July 7 through August 13.
Performances are Wednesday through
Sunday evenings with selected matinees.
Ticket prices range from $27 to $51 with
group discounts available for parties of 20
or more. There is a summer special for
children 18 and younger; tickets are $18
for the buffet and the show. Tickets are on
sale and can be reserved by calling 278-
4422, by visiting www.BroadwayPalm.com
or by stopping by the box office at 1380
Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers.
Annie with her dog Sandy
Dress For Success Helps 100th Client
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Volunteer personal shopper Betty Churan, left, helps choose a work wardrobe for newly-
employed client Suhail Nieves
Dress for Success SW Florida has suited and assisted its 100th client since
opening its doors just under a year ago. The non-profit organization provides
professional attire, training and career development tools to disadvantaged and
unemployed women in Southwest Florida.
Suhail Nieves, who was referred to the agency by Southwest Florida Works, was
the 100th client to be suited and assisted by the agency. Nieves was one of the lucky
clients who found a job soon after becoming a Dress for Success client. She applied
for and was hired as a receptionist by Broward Factory Services in Fort Myers.
Therefore, in addition to business interview attire, she was provided an entire work
wardrobe that included five mix and match outfits, jewelry, shoes, and purses by
Dress For Success as well.
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T nhe guest celebrity auctioneer at
Arts for ACT's fine art auction
and gala will be Bill Cobbs, an
American film and television actor,
along with special guest, singer Bobby
Titled Graffiti Night, this is the 24th
annual Arts for ACT fundraiser benefit-
ting Abuse Counseling and Treatment,
Inc., the domestic violence, sexual
assault and human trafficking center
serving Lee, Hendry and Glades coun-
ties. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Stephanie Davis, the Downtown
Diva, will welcome guest and take pho-
tos with the "who's who" of the Fort
More than 70 silent auction artworks
and memorabilia will be up for bid.
The live auction and hours d'oeuvres
start at 7 p.m. There are 63 pieces to
auction, including an original by Darryl Bill Cobbs
Pottorf and a piece by Pottorf and
actress Sharon Stone. Ozzy Osborne
and Styx signed guitars, a fiddle signed
by the Dave Matthews Bank, gold
records, trips, jewelry, sports memora-
bilia are also among the auction items.
Celebrity auctioneer Bill Cobbs has
starred in over 120 television programs
and movies. He was an Air Force
radar technician for eight years; he also
worked in office products at IBM and
sold cars in Cleveland. In 1970, at the
age of 36, he left for New York to seek
work as an actor. There he turned down
a job in the NBC sales department in
order to have time for auditions. He sup-
ported himself by driving a cab, repairing
office equipment, selling toys, and per-
forming odd jobs. His first professional
acting role was in Ride a Black Horse
at the Negro Ensemble Company.
His first television credit was in
Vegetable Soup (1976), a New York Bobby Goldsboro
public television educational series, and
he made his feature film debut in The Taking of Pelham One Two Three in 1974. In
2006, Cobbs played a supporting role in Night at the Museum as Reginald, a security
guard on the verge of retirement.
Special guest Bobby Goldsboro, recording artist and now painter, has donated a
giclee of one of his original works, which he will auction off that night. Florida-born,
Goldsboro has performed before more than two billion people spanning a four-decade
career. Bobby hosted The Bobby Goldsboro Show on television in the seventies, his
recording of Watching Scotty Grow, Little Green Apples and With Pen in Hand have
become classics. His signature hit, Honey, was the largest-selling record in the world in
A self-taught artist, he began by traveling throughout his home state, painting the
ever-changing Florida landscape. His now diverse portfolio includes butterflies, horses,
ocean scenes, flowers and hummingbirds.
Tickets to this gala are $125; a reserved table for eight is $1,200. Tickets may be
purchased at www.artsforactfineartauction.com or by calling 939-2553. All major credit
cards are accepted.
David Acevedo limited edition posters titled Mid-Day Serenade are available for $25.
Each poster is signed and numbered by the artist. The 12 Artists of ACT notecards are
available for $25 per pack or individually for $4.
Call Jennifer Benton or Claudia Goode at 939-2553 for more information.
2 THE RIVER - JULY 8, 2011
Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now
Bob Wallace Motors
by Gerri Reaves
During the 1940s, Bob Wallace Motors sold Dodge and
SPlymouth automobiles on Main Street between Hendry
a and Broadway. The business followed in the footsteps of
Royal Palm Motors and Mariana Motors, which had been Dodge
and Plymouth dealers in the same building during the 1930s.
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trian traffic. The business not only offered service, parts and
a 24-hour wrecker service, but functioned as a bus station for
service personnel at Page Field and Buckingham bases during
World War II.
It was one of several auto-related businesses packed into that
block that, until the mid-1920s, had been a mix of private residences and businesses.
In the early part of the 20th century, everything from a rooming house to a meat
market could be found there.
However, when the boom got underway, the transformation to an all-business
block quickly ensured.
Royal Palm Service Station, visible on the right of the 1947 photo, stood just west
on the corner at Broadway. A Goodyear auto supply joined the conclave about the
time of this photo.
Look closely at the photo and you'll see the entrance to Patio de Leon in the win-
dow reflections. Also visible is a window poster announcing a rodeo, a popular enter-
tainment during those years of cowboy movie stars.
By 1950, Bob Wallace Motors was replaced by the Henry Company, also in auto
But mid-decade, that block of Main Street changed significantly. First Federal
Savings and Loan built a modern building that occupied much of the south side of the
Bob Wallace Motors was located on Main Street in 1947. Royal Palm Service Station is vis-
ible on the right at Broadway courtesy of Southwest Florida Museum of History
A parking lot now lies where Bob Wallace sold and serviced Dodges and Plymouths and
serviceman caught a bus back to base during World War II
photo by Gerri Reaves
The former Bob Wallace Motors as well as the Royal Palm service station were
In 1978, the landscape changed again, when First Federal moved to an even big-
ger building - the "silo"- known recently as the Wachovia Financial Center, now
converted to the Lee County Administration Annex East.
Bob Wallace Motors might be a distant memory for many people now, but Wallace
left a legacy for children who spent Saturday afternoons at the Edison Theatre watch-
ing double-feature cowboy movies.
The late Dick Jungferman, whose father,Verne owned the Royal Palm Service
Station, fondly remembered when Wallace brought cowboy movie star Johnny Mack
Brown to town in the early 1940s. Dressed in full cowboy regalia, the celebrity gave
his young fans a thrill that became part of downtown history.
Walk down to Main Street and ponder the changes a century has brought, from
homes and businesses to parking lots.
Then walk the short distance to the Southwest Florida Museum of History at 2031
Jackson Street to learn more about the decades when car dealerships were an impor-
tant segment of the downtown economy.
Be sure to see the museum's exciting exhibit, Mambo Man, a Tribute exhibit 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.
Contact the all-volunteer non-profit organization at 939-4044 or drop by on
Wednesday or Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon.
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Edison & Ford
July at the Edison & Ford Winter
Estates is highlighted with the return
of a Free Day for educators, kids
and school support staff, Henry Ford's
Birthday and half price admission to Lee
County residents on the Fourth of July,
as well as a variety of special exhibits,
children and adult programs, throughout
The July schedule includes:
Estates open July 4 with half price
admission to Lee County residents.
Visitors must show proof of residency.
Monthly volunteer meeting and new
volunteer orientation, July 12, 9:30 a.m.
Join curatorial staff and learn about
the new museum exhibit, Into the Wild:
Edison, Ford & Friends as well as volun-
teer opportunities, policies and general
volunteer information. This is a regular
monthly meeting and mandatory training
for all new volunteers. Potential volun-
teers are welcome.
Free Day for Educators, Kids and
School Support Staff, July 23, 9 a.m.
- 5:30 p.m.
Teachers and children will receive free
admission throughout the day as well as
the opportunity to register for a variety
of activities involving science, engineer-
ing, chemistry, history and art, teacher
training and special tours. Registration
is recommended by calling 334-7419.
Teachers and school staff must present
a school issued identification badge to
receive free admission, children must be
accompanied by a paid adult.
Happy Birthday Henry Ford, July
The estates will be celebrating the
148th birthday of Henry Ford with
behind the scenes tours of The Mangoes,
the winter estate of Henry Ford and his
family, every half hour fromt 11 a.m. to
3 p.m. The behind-the-scenes tour is free
to members, and is included in the price
of a homes and garden tour ticket.
Inventor's Summer Camp
For budding rocket scientists, film
makers, animators and science detectives,
registration is still open for Inventors'
Summer Camp. Camps are open for
grades 1 to 6 and sessions are separated
by grade levels. Cost for members is
$200; non members, $230. Scholarships
are available. Several camps are full; call
The summer camp schedule:
New Super Solar Scientists July 5 to
ESI - Edison Science Investigation,
July 11 to 15
Movie Making Magic, July 18 to 22
Kitchen Chemistry, July 25 to 29
New Smarts in Art, August 1 to 5
Registration forms are available at
www.edisonfordwinterestates.org or may
be picked up at the Edison & Ford Winter
Estates at 2350 McGregor Boulevard.
For more information or to sign up call
New German Language Tour,
Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.
For German-speaking visitors, the
estates is now offering a German lan-
guage tour led by an historian. The tour
includes the historic homes, gardens, and
Edison Botanic Research Laboratory all in
Behind the Scenes Tour,
Thursday, 10:30 a.m.
Visitors can take a behind-the-scenes
tour inside the Edison and Ford homes.
Admission is $40.
Estates Botanical Tour
The Estates Botanical Tours will con-
tinue to be held on Tuesdays at 10 a.m.
but will change from Friday mornings to
Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. The tour
includes a walk through the historical
gardens, and a behind the scenes tour of
the propagating nursery led by horticul-
tural staff. Cost is $24 for adults and $10
for children ages six to 12. Visitors may
upgrade their ticket for $6 to include a
self-guided audio wand tour of the historic
buildings and museum.
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Edison Ford Young Inventors
Tour, Sunday - Friday 10 a.m.,
Saturday 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
This a hands-on experience for chil-
dren focuses on the inventions of Thomas
Edison and Henry Ford. Children will
learn how the inventions work and have
the opportunity to operate historic edu-
cation artifacts including the light bulb,
recorded sound, assembly line and rub-
ber research. The tour is offered on a
first come, first served basis and includes
admission to the lab and museum.
Admission is $12, and $5 for children
ages six to 12, children five and under
are admitted free.
The estates is open daily from 9 a.m.
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As the 2011-12 school year is quick-
ly approaching, community lead-
ers and volunteers are working to
raise funds and organize the Multicultural
Centre of Southwest Florida's 12th annu-
al BIG Backpack Event, Lee County's
largest back-to-school outreach event.
The community-wide festival and out-
reach program will be held on Sunday,
July 24 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at
Harborside Event Center in downtown
Fort Myers. More than 12,000 people
are expected to attend, with over 2,000
Lee County students receiving free back-
packs, school supplies and other give-
aways. The BIG Backpack Event is open
to the public at no charge.
The Multicultural Centre of Southwest
Florida's main goal is to support students
in need while celebrating the diversity in
our community. Backpacks and school
supplies will be provided to the first
2,000 elementary school children (ages
five to 12) who attend. Children must be
present with their parent or guardian to
receive the supplies. The BIG Backpack
Event also provides free services such as
eye exams, haircuts and fingerprinting.
Festivities include face painting, bounce
house, inflatable slide, and a full day of
live multicultural entertainment on the
The Multicultural Centre of Southwest
Florida is a 501(c)3 organization that
raises funds to support students in need
with their back-to-school needs. The
Adopt-A-Student fundraising campaign
is still under way with opportunities for
members of the community to adopt a
student in need for a $10 tax deductible
donation, providing each student with a
new backpack and necessary school sup-
Vendor tables and sponsorship oppor-
tunities are available. For more informa-
tion contact Connie Ramos-Williams at
690-9840 or email Connie@conrichold-
To make an online donation, visit
www.multiculturalcentre.org, call 561-
7345, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tax-deductible donations should be made
payable to The Multicultural Centre of
SWFL and mailed to P.O. Box 61713
Fort Myers, FL 33906.
Classes On Back
To Basics Living
he UF/IFAS Lee County Extension
is offering a series of classes based
on conserving our resources,
learning new skills and becoming more
sustainable at home. Classes include:
Home Gardening Essentials; Saving
Energy and Water in Your Home;
Right Plant, Right Place Solutions for
your Yard; Managing Your Household
Budget in Tough Times; and Easy and
Nutritious Food Preparation.
The series cost is $25.
Morning Sessions are from 10 a.m. to
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Offers Class On
he Academy at Shell Point invites
the public to attend a presentation
by Kristie Anders, education direc-
tor for Sanibel-Captiva Conservation
Foundation. This free event will take
place on Friday, July 29, from 1:45
to 3:15 p.m. in the Social Center on
The Island at Shell Point Retirement
Anders will focus on the Everglades,
Florida's largest wilderness, for this
presentation. Since our region is down-
stream, we are affected by the changes
in that environment. This presentation
will offer an overview of this stunning
and vulnerable place. Registration is free;
however, space is limited. To sign up, or
for more information, call 454-2054.
"The Everglades is a very beautiful
environment that houses so many crea-
tures and plants that are vital in the func-
tion of our daily lives," said Teri Kollath,
manager of academy and volunteer ser-
vices. "It is a pleasure to have Ms. Anders
back to the campus to offer insight into
what we could lose if we don't take care
of this fragile environment."
The Academy at Shell Point is a life-
long learning educational initiative for the
residents of the retirement community.
The Academy provides anywhere from
70 to 90 classes each semester, encom-
passing a well-rounded curriculum of edu-
cational opportunities for senior adults.
Kristie Anders, education director for
Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation
The Academy at Shell Point was named
as one of 2008's most innovative active
aging programs by the International
Council on Active Aging (ICAA), an asso-
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JN "Ding" Darling National Wildlife
Refuge iNature Trail Debuts
If you have a smart
phone that downloads
apps, you're ready to hit
JN "Ding" Darling National
Wildlife Refuge's latest 4
unveiled on June 28.
Designed to appeal to
the next generation's techie '
side and get them outside, .
the Refuge iNature Trail
along Wildlife Drive has two
components - one for kids ,
and one for adults. 4
The iNature Trail uses a A W0"
set of QR (Quick Response)
codes that smart phone- Supervisory Refuge Ranger and project co-leader Toni
users can scan with free Westland, FWS regional representative Garry Tucker,
downloadable apps such as Refuge Manager Paul Tritaik, DDWS Board President Jim
Neoscan or QR Scan. Scott, and DDWS Executive Director and project co-leader
Similar in appearance Birgie Vertesch
to common bar codes, QR
codes typically send scanners to websites for more information.
The refuge's iNature trail goes a step further and incorporates short, engaging
YouTube videos, making it more interactive. Users experience a free tour unique from
any other current refuge offering.
For instance, one of the 22 QR codes along the iNature Trail takes you to a
YouTube video of Refuge Manager Paul Tritaik welcoming guests to the refuge, while
another shows families how to plant a mangrove tree.
The iNature signs will be easily recognizable along the trail and can be accessed
while walking, biking, or driving along Wildlife Drive.
"This is the first such interactive trail in the 550-plus national wildlife refuges," said
Supervisory Refuge Ranger Toni Westland. "We also believe this to be the first interac-
tive QR wildlife trail in the nation."
"Talk about leading the way!" said Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau
The first iNature Trail tells visitors how to use Smart phone and iPad users of all ages
the trail and welcomes them with video were eager to try out the new iNature
footage featuring Refuge Manager Paul Trail's 11 QR-code signs to hook up to
Tritaik and Supervisory Refuge Ranger Toni interactive YouTube videos for kids and
Deputy Director Woody Peek at opening ceremonies. "There's no better way than to
be first. It speaks highly of the vision of this group, and we congratulate that."
"I think it's a great credit to the refuge -- not being reactionary, but being a leader,
as always," said City of Sanibel Manager Judie Zimomra.
"Currently nearly 40 percent of U.S. adults own a smart phone, and it is estimated
that there will be more online visits from mobile devices than from PCs by 2014," said
Westland. "Our refuge is moving into the mobile world to educate thousands of people
about wildlife and its protection in a whole new way."
"The iNature Trail is a significant advancement in nature interpretation," said
Tritaik. "It not only takes advantage of the latest improvements in communication
technology, but it is environmentally responsible because it allows us to reduce paper
waste from brochures. We are very proud to introduce this exciting opportunity for our
technologically savvy visitors to learn about and enjoy the wildlife at 'Ding' Darling."
Funding for the iNature Trail along Wildlife Drive was made possible by private con-
tributions to the "Ding" Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS).
As a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, DDWS works to support JN "Ding" Darling
National Wildlife Refuge's mission of conservation, wildlife and habitat protection,
research, and public education through charitable donations and Refuge Nature Shop
To support DDWS and the refuge with a tax-deductible gift, visit www.dingdarling-
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The Fort Myers Power Squadron has
been enjoying a good start to a fun
summer in paradise. From my last
article you already know the fun things
that have been going on the last couple
of months, and it's not slowing down
July will see several boats riding the
high waves up to South Seas Resort on
beautiful Captiva. There's a wonderful
beach as well as swimming pools, hot
tubs and plenty of good restaurants. We
do have a lot of fun, but we also do our
community service by holding boating
classes to ensure that we all have fun and
safe boating experiences in our land of
Fort Myers Power Squadron will
hold a public boating course starting on
Tuesday, October 4. The classes will run
for five consecutive Tuesday evenings.
from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the FMPS
building located at 3145 Royalston
Avenue in Fort Myers. Topics covered will
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Teacher Kitty Cronin presenting check to Paula Schenz of Habitat for Humanity
River Hall Elementary School's fifth grade girls collected $422 at a recent fun-
draiser for Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties. The school,
located in Alva, Florida, raised the money from students who participated in the
fundraiser to help further the mission of Habitat for Humanity.
Students purchased either a hammer for $1 or a house for $5 (made of paper).
They placed their names on the items they purchased and then filled the bulletin board
with their donated items.
The student's teacher, Kitty Cronin, said, "I just believe children need to be connect-
ed to their community and realize they can play an important role in helping others.
Children enjoy being involved and helping. Small contributions add up quickly. There
were four wonderful fourth and fifth grade girls who did all the work collecting every
morning. They were thrilled to help and did an awesome job."
Paula Schenz, director of volunteers for Habitat for Humanity was very impressed
with the classmates' giving attitude and fundraising abilities. Schenz commented,
"Habitat for Humanity is very grateful for the donations that these young children pro-
vided. Their generous attitude allows Habitat to provide a hand up in our community
with the ultimate goal of eliminating substandard housing."
T his year's 6th Annual Becoming
Cosmopolitan event benefiting
Community Cooperative Ministries
Inc. is getting a shot of vitality.
The event will take place Thursday,
October 20, from 6 to 9 p.m. at
Harborside Event Center in downtown
"Harborside allows us to totally rein-
vent ourselves each year," said Sarah
Owen, CEO of CCMI. "Last year we
added the SoHo jazz club at the end of
the event and we are taking that inspira-
tion to a whole new level."
According to Owen, a number of
lounges will be the backdrop this year.
"Picture a night out on the town in
a city like Los Angeles, New York or
Miami," Owen said. "Attendees will be
able to hop from lounge to lounge all
within one venue."
This women's-only evening features
glamorous shopping with local vendors,
gourmet hors d'oeuvres and cocktails,
sinful chocolate and desserts with a silent
auction, exciting raffles, a DJ and an after
party all in celebration of the cosmopoli-
tan lifestyle in southwest Florida.
Over 200 local women attended last
fall's Becoming Cosmopolitan event.
"This year's event will be bigger and
better than ever," said Deanna Hansen,
chairwoman. "The monies raised will go
a remarkably long way in helping CCMI
assist the growing number of our local
neighbors who need assistance feeding
themselves and their families."
According to CCMI, the amount of the
$100 event ticket provides one month
of Montessori preschool education to
a child of a working poor family, three
months of emergency food to a family of
four who is struggling, a Parent Training
scholarship to a single mother who wants
to learn how to read to her child, one
month of hot meals to a family living in
their car, or sponsors a weekend back-
pack for a child for an entire school year.
Sponsorships are available and range
from $1,000 to $10,000. Donations for
the silent auction are also being accepted.
For more information, call 332-7687
or visit www.ccmileecounty.com.
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Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties' mission is to provide affordable
homeownership to low-income individuals with zero interest mortgages. Partnering
families must commit to 250 sweat equity hours, pay $1,200 toward closing costs and
qualify for a mortgage.
For more information call 652-0434 or visit www.habitat4humanity.org.:
Corvette Passion Is On Its Way
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Saturday, August 20, is the free Seminole Casino Immokalee Corvette Show,
open to all Corvettes - any year, from anywhere. Registration is free, and so
is a $20 game voucher and a $10 food/beverage voucher. There is also free
"Corvette Only" parking. Trophies will be awarded for the top 10 Corvettes, and
music will be provided by Tommy Tunes. Best of Show will win inside parking at
the December 4 Florida Hot Rods & Hog car and bike show and two VIP dinner
tickets to have dinner with the celebrities.
Registration is now open. This is the largest single-day car and bike show in the
state of Florida.
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Along The River
Every Friday in downtown Fort
Myers' River District, hear live
music in the historic Patio de
Leon. Friday Night Live is held weekly
from 6 to 9 p.m.
On June 8, Bill Metts performs folk
and originals music, mostly playing finger-
style guitar. He has performed for Bruce
Willis and Demi Moore and has sung on
stage with Meatloaf. Metts plays any-
thing from Gershwin and Cole Porter to
Mississippi John Hurt and early rock.
The Patio de Leon is located at 2213
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Kids learn about the area's rich sea life at Ostego Bay's marine summer camps
Main Street, Fort Myers. It is in the cen-
ter of the block formed by First, Hendry,
Main and Broadway with entrances on
First, Main and Hendry. For information
about Friday Night Live, call 334-4638.
On Monday, July 11, the Fort Myers
Film Festival kicks off its Independent
Film Summer Series with Fambul Tok
at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center.
The award-winning documentary is about
the victims and perpetrators of Sierra
Leonne's brutal civil war. It is billed as "a
film about the power of forgiveness."
Independent film junkies craving intel-
lectual satisfaction will have a place to
congregate during the summer. The series
runs every Monday night through August
29; there is a discussion after most films.
The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
is located at 2301 First Street, Fort
Myers. For information about the film
festival, call 810-6323 or go to fortmy-
The newly opened Chaparros in
downtown Fort Myers serves gourmet
Mexican food made with fresh, natural
ingredients. The restaurant offers Kobe
Wagyu Beef and Berkshire Pork of the
highest quality, and natural ingredients
from local organic farmers.
Try a burrito with chicken or beef mar-
inated in Chaparros' poblano sauce then
grilled to perfection, or choose crispy
tacos with braised and shredded pork.
If you prefer vegetarian fare, substitute
black beans and rice for the meat. Each
meal is made to order, so you can cus-
tomize yours with cheese or sour cream,
fresh guacamole and one of Chaparros'
Chaparros is open Monday through
Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. It is
located on First Street next to Starbuck's
in downtown Fort Myers. Call 334-0000
or fax orders to 226-1177.
The Ostego Bay Marine Science
Center is still accepting applications for
its Marine Summer Camps. The pro-
grams are an educational experience for
children ages six and older. All instruc-
tional materials are provided.
Explore the area's beautiful barrier
islands and the waters of Estero Bay.
Field and beach trips will introduce camp-
ers to sea grass communities, plankton
populations, mangrove tangles and bird
nesting areas. The Ostego Bay staff is
comprised of state-certified teachers with
a wide diversity of expertise.
Camps run Monday through Friday
from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and include a
graduation luncheon for each group on
Friday. The schedule is:
* Sea Stars & Loggerheads Camp
(July 11 to 15), ages six to 11 years; and
* Loggerhead Camp (July 18 to 22)
It's dinner time at Traditions on the Beach
when the conch is blown
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Ostego Bay Marine Science Center
is located at 718 Fisherman Wharf, Fort
Myers Beach. Call 765-0181 or go to
For beachfront casual dining try,
Traditions on the Beach on Sanibel.
Located inside the historic Island Inn,
the restaurant has been completely rede-
signed and now boasts a full bar and spa-
cious lounge complete with fireplace and
42-inch flat screen TVs. The revamped
menu features Italian and Mediterranean
cuisine with a selection of local seafood
along with an extensive wine list.
Traditions on the Beach overlooks the
Gulf of Mexico and is open to the public
year-round for dinner. Dinner is available
Monday through Saturday from 5 to 9:30
p.m. and dress is casual.
Traditions also features live music
and dancing with "Piano Man" Joe
McCormick and vocalists Barbara Smith
and Marvilla Marzan.
Traditions on the Beach is at 3111
West Gulf Drive, Sanibel. Call 472-4559
or go to traditionsonthebeach.com.0
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Patti-Anne Nicholson and Cathy Rubinski of Florida Gulf Bank deliver supplies from the
bank's summer food drive to Lisa Cronin of Community Cooperative Ministries, left
Bank Feeds Children In Need
lorida Gulf Bank is pitching in to help children in need over the summer
months through its peanut butter and jelly food drive. All eight Florida Gulf
Bank locations participated in collecting these items and other healthy snacks
to feed children over the months when there is no school lunch provided for them.
Florida Gulf Bank's Patti-Anne Nichols and Cathy Rubinski delivered the supplies
Wednesday to the Community Cooperative Ministries (CCMI) food pantry which will
distribute them to children and families the organization serves.
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Filmaker Tamalyn Dallal in 40 Days & 1001
Nights, One Woman's Dance Through Life
in the Islamic World
On Thursday, July 14, All Faiths
Unitarian Congregation is show-
ing 40 Days & 1001 Nights,
a documentary film by Tamalyn Dallal
with emphasis on music, dance and
Islamic culture. The movie plays from 7
to 8:15 p.m.
All Faiths Unitarian Congregation is
located at 2756 McGregor Boulevard,
Fort Myers. Call 226-0900.0
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Ministries Inc., has 4
Kelly DeBoy has
joined the nonprofit
agency as the deliv-
ered meals team -P
In her new posi-
tion, DeBoy will be Kelly DeBoy
responsible for over-
seeing the day-to-day operations of Meals
On Wheels and developing an outside
meals service program in the community.
After earning a bachelor's degree
in psychology from Purdue University,
DeBoy began her career working for the
he Southwest Florida Community
Foundation has recognized the
following individuals who have
recently completed their service on
its board of trustees: Susan Bennett,
Deborah Braendle, Joseph Catti, Robert
da Frota, Donna Kaye, Carolyn Rogers
and Steve Pontius.
The community foundation is grateful
for the service and dedication of these
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American Cancer Society, promoting
cancer education in the community, and
as a case manager for a nonprofit agency
assisting families in distress.
"We are so fortunate to have someone
with Kelly's nonprofit expertise and pas-
sion join our CCMI team," said Owen.
CCMI provides more than 14,000
meals each month through their Soup
Kitchen and Meals On Wheels programs.
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community leaders. They have served
the people of southwest Florida for many
years, showing and advocating the high-
est levels of leadership and philanthropic
action. SWFLCF is confident that those
years of service will continue to have a
Trustees who have completed their
board service, as well as incoming trust-
ees of the community foundation, will be
honored at SWFLCF's annual reception
event Thursday, November 17.
For more information, call 274-5900
or visit www.floridacommunity.com.
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ALL FAITHS UNITARIAN
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.
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.
BREAD OF LIFE MINISTRIES
CHURCH OF GOD
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.
CHAPEL OF CYPRESS COVE
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
CHRIST THE KING
1188 Lake McGregor Drive, Fort Myers,
432-1724. Reverend N. Everett Keith II
An Old Catholic Community Liturgy
in English Sunday Mass at 9:30 a.m.
CHURCH OF THE CROSS:
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.
COVENANT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
2439 McGregor Boulevard, 334-8937
Reverend Dr. Taylor Hill, Pastor
Reverend David Dietzel, Pastor Emeritus
Traditional Sunday service 10 a.m. Nursery
CYPRESS LAKE BAPTIST CHURCH
8400 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers,
481-5442 Danny Harvey, pastor
Sunday Services: Bible study, 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship, 11 a.m.
Evening Worship, 7 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting, 7 p.m.
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
CYPRESS LAKE UNITED
8570 Cypress Lake Drive,
Fort Myers, 482-1250
Sunday Traditional Service: 8 and 11 a.m.,
Praise Service: 9:30 a.m.
Sunday School: All times
FAITH FELLOWSHIP WORLD
6111 South Pointe Boulevard, Fort Myers,
278-3638. Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m.;
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.
FAITH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
15690 McGregor Boulevard
Fort Myers, 482-2030
Pastor: David Stauffer.
Traditional services 8:45 a.m.;
Contemporary, 10:30 a.m.
Go south on McGregor Boulevard. The
church is 12 mile past the intersection of
Gladiolus and San Carlos Boulevard on
the way to Sanibel.
FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST
2390 West First Street, next door to Edison
Sunday Morning Service and Sunday
School, 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday Evening
Testimony Meeting, 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-
FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE
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.
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
in the Downtown Fort Myers River District
2466 First Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901
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
FORT MYERS CHRISTIAN CHURCH
(DISCIPLES OF CHRIST) A STEPHEN
5916 Winkler Road, Fort Myers, 437-4330
Reverend Mark Condrey, Pastor
Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m.
Church School: 9:15 a.m.
FORT MYERS CONGREGATIONAL
UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST:
8210 College Parkway, Fort Myers,
482-3133. Philip White, pastor
Morning Worship: 10 a.m.
Church School: 10:15 a.m.
Adult Forum: 11:30 a.m.
HOLY THEOTOKOS MONASTERY
111 Evergreen Road,
North Fort Myers, 997-2846
Eastern Orthodox men's monastery.
Liturgical services conducted in the
English, Greek and Church Slavonic
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
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.
JESUS THE WORKER
881 Nuna Avenue, Fort Myers, 481-1143
Masses Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.;
Sunday, 8 and 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
KINGDOM LIFE CHURCH
2154 McGregor Boulevard,
Fort Myers, 218-8343
Pastor Randy and Anita Thurman
10:30 a.m. Sunday Service
All are welcome.
LAMB OF GOD
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
MESSIAH REFORMED CHURCH
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
6:30 p.m Wednesday Bible Study
noon Sunday Fellowship Lunch
Monthly Teen Events
see website for podcasts, special events,
ministries, calendar, blogs, etc.
NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
OF FORT MYERS
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
NEW HOPE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
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:
PEACE COMMUNITY CHURCH
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
PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH
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.
REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH
3950 Winkler Extension,
Fort Myers, 274-0143
Daily early learning center/day care
8:15 & 10:15 a.m. Sunday Services
SAMUDRABADRA BUDDHIST CENTER
Meditation classes. All are welcome.
Guided meditations offering many meth-
ods for relaxing the body and focusing
the mind on virtuous objects to bring
increasing peace and happiness into
daily activity. For information, class times
and locations call 567-9739 or visit www.
SOUTHWEST BAPTIST CHURCH
16940 McGregor Boulevard,
Fort Myers, 454-3336
Robert G. Kasten, Pastor
Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m.
9:45 a.m. Sunday School for all ages
Junior Church grades one to five
Wee Church Pre-K to K
Evening Service 6 p.m.
Wednesday Service 6 p.m.
12171 lona Road, Fort Myers, off
McGregor and north of Gladiolus.
489-3973 Father Joseph Clifford.
Monday through Saturday 8 a.m.
Weekend masses: Saturday 3 and 5 p.m.;
Sunday: 7, 9,11, and 5:30 p.m.
Reconciliation is available at the church on
Saturday at noon and by appointment
SAINT JOHN THE APOSTLE
METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCH
3049 Mcgregor Boulevard, Fort Myers,
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.
ST. MICHAEL LUTHERAN
CHURCH & SCHOOL (LCMS)
3595 Broadway, Fort Myers
Wednesday Fellowship: 5:30 p.m.
Dinner $5, 6:15 p.m. bible studies
Worship: Saturday, 5:30 p.m.,
Sunday 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.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.
TEMPLE BETHEL SYNAGOGUE
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,
Religious Education Classes, Midweek,
Grades 2-7, Wednesday, 5-6:30 p.m.
Preschool Classes, Monday through Friday
Confirmation Classes, Wednesday,
Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. to noon
TEMPLE JUDEA (CONSERVATIVE)
14486 A&W Bulb Road, Fort Myers,
433-0201, 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
THE NEW CHURCH
The New Church of SWFL is located at
10811 Sunset Plaza Circle, by Summerlin
and Pine Ridge Roads, behind Zoomers
and the ponds.
Spiritual Recovery, Wednesdays 10 a.m.
Healing Service, Wednesdays 11 a.m. and
Friday 6:30 p.m.
Sunday Worship Services, 11 a.m.
Call for information 481-5535.
THOMAS A. EDISON
1619 Llewellyn Drive Fort Myers
Just off McGregor across from the Edison/
Ford Winter Estates 334-4978
Senior Minister: Douglas Kelchner
Traditional Worship Sunday's 10:15 a.m.
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Youth Advocate Of The Year Award
Chris Barnes and Youth of Year AJ Barnes Jr. Lorraine and Aubrey Daniels
Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County recently hosted an appreciation luncheon hon-
oring Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto as Youth Advocate of the Year in recognition
of her accomplishments to benefit the health, safety and education of Florida's
children and families.
Approximately 100 guests attended the event on June 29 at the Crowne Plaza Fort
Myers. Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County Youth of the Year Alvin AJ Barnes Jr., was
also honored as a special guest.
Senator Benacquisto serves on the Education Pre-K - 12 Committee and is a
champion of the state's children and families. She introduced and passed the School
Choice Act to empower parents and students to have more control over educational
opportunities, Prevention of Child Exploitation Act to protect Florida's children from
predators, Silver Alert program to protect seniors, and the Andrew Widman Act to
protect law enforcement and Floridians from violent offenders. She has also fought
hard to retain state funding for public libraries.
"As a mother of two, Senator Benacquisto is an advocate for making sure our most
vulnerable students receive the best education," said Deborah Currier Liftig, chief pro-
fessional officer for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County. "She is a strong supporter
of local programs that enrich our children's lives today for a better future tomorrow."
"My two children are my inspiration to serve our community," said Senator Lizbeth
Benacquisto. "I believe Florida's children are this state's greatest resource and I will
continue to work to protect and invest in their future."
All proceeds from the luncheon assist in funding Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County
For additional information, contact Deborah Currier Liftig at 334-1886 or dliftig@
Marcia Davis, Deb Liftig and honoree,
Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto
Samira Beckwith, Senator Lizbeth
Benacquisto, Greg Brock, David Owen
Larry Hart, David Greenbaum, Butch
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CHURCH FORT MYERS
13411 Shire Lane (off Daniels Parkway
one mile west of 1-75)
Minister: The Rev. Allison Farnum
Sunday services and religious education at
For information on all church events call
561-2700 or visit www.uucfm.org.
UNITY OF BONITA SPRINGS
Family Service 10 to 11 a.m.
Healing Circle 11 a.m.
Hospitality and Fellowship, 11 a.m.
Inspiring lesson, uplifting and dynamic
music, meditation in a loving environment.
Service held at 28285 Imperial Street,
Bonita Springs. Call 947-3100.
9065 Ligon Court, Fort Myers, across
from HealthPark Hospital, 481-2125
Senior Pastor: Robert Brunson
9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages
11 a.m. Blended Worship
WORD OF LIFE CHURCH
2120 Collier Ave, Fort Myers, 274-8881;
Services: Sunday 10 a.m.;
Wednesday 7 p.m.
Bishop Gaspar and Michele Anastasi
ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH:
7401 Winkler Road, Fort Myers,
481-4040, Pastor, Steve Hess
Sunday Services: 8 a.m. traditional;
9:30 a.m. contemporary; 11 a.m. blendings.
Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.,
he American Culinary Federation,
Southwest Florida Chefs
Association, will hold its 2nd
Annual Chili Cook-Off on Sunday, July
10, at The Pink Shell Beach and Resort
Spa on Fort Myers Beach.
The Chili Cook-Off is a benefit for the
Harry Chapin Food Bank. The public is
invited to taste the chili entries after 5
p.m. Those attending are asked to bring
generous nonperishable food donations
for the food bank. Pink Shell is providing
Individuals can vote on the people's
choice and most unique entries. The offi-
cial judging will start at 6 p.m. and the
winner will be announced around 7 p.m.
Beverages will be available for purchase
at the Pink Shell bars.
The cook-off is limited to 20 team or
individual entries. The cost is $35 per
entry. For more information contact Chef
Craig Panneton at 463-8613, 463-6181,
For more information about or to
contribute financially to the Harry Chapin
Food Bank, contact 334-7007 or go to
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Action Picks Up
With Onset Of
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day weekend over,
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and quiet out on
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next few months.
From now until
Labor Day, locals
have our waters back all to ourselves.
This is without a doubt my favorite
time of year to be out on the water as
it presents so many angling options and
some of the most awesome fishing of
the year. With summer rains really get-
ting into the normal pattern, getting out
early and in before the daily fireworks
start is now more than ever the way to
Catch-and-release snook fishing
around the passes continues to be the
best bite around. Lower stages of the tide
for All Cruises
Cruises depart from
beautiful Captiva Island
have produced the most non-stop action
for me with 20-plus snook trips being
pretty average. It's great to see so many
snook in the passes again after the big
snook kill only two winters ago.
A lot of these pass snook are in the
22- to 26-inch range but there are some
real brusiers too. While pass fishing one
morning this week on the first part of a
incoming tide, the big boys turned on.
About an hour into the incoming tide the
water was really ripping and for more
than a half hour, every cast was a big
snook bite with five over the 30-inch
mark caught and released along with a
few real pigs hooked that just could not
be turned on the spinning tackle before
they broke us off. Live pinfish in the
passes have been the bait of choice with
the bigger the bait the better when it
There have also been some upper slot
and over-size redfish in the mix. When I
schedule a trip to work the passes, I look
to be there during the last few hours of
the outgoing tide and the first few hours
of the incoming tide. This has been the
most predictable pass bite. All our local
passes are holding fish right now; it's just
a matter of working out the pattern as it
is with any other kind of fishing. The win-
dow the bigger fish feed is small and get-
THE BEST WAY To SEE THE ISLANDS
Is FROM THE WATER
* 10 a.m. Island Cruise to
Useppa Or Cabbage Key
* Boca Grande Cruise
* 4:00 p.m. Dolphin Watch Cruise
* Beach & Shelling Cruise
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Tom Ripley with a Blind Pass snook caught thh
ting it dialed in takes time on the water.
High tide redfish fishing under the
mangroves has picked up too. With the
big afternoon high tides we have had
it's been a great time to go soak some
chunks of cut bait deep under the trees.
All the typical places, including Foster's
Point, Panther Key and Mason Key have
all held a few reds. Though the fish have
not been in huge numbers, just about
any good redfish shoreline will produce a
few. The key to getting on these reds is
to continually move. If you sit in a spot
for more than 10 minutes without a bite,
move. Moving as little as 50 feet can
make all the difference in the world.
With the water temperature so hot in
the middle of the day, you have to get
your chunk of cut bait - either ladyfish
Fishing * Cabbage Key
or mullet - way back in the shade if you
want to get a redfish. One of the joys of
cut bait fishing for redfish is you can sit
way out and make really long casts with
the missile-like chunk. If you don't land it
close enough, reel it in and try it again.
It's not like you're going to kill the bait.
My cut bait rig for redfish is a piece of
30-pound fluorocarbon leader and a 3/0
circle hook on spinning tacke rigged with
15-pound braid. Throw the bait sidearm,
skipping it as far up under the trees as
you can. Generally, if you are in the right
place you will feel the baitfish pecking at
the chunk before a redfish picks it up. I
have been catching a few reds on live bait
too, but all summer long cut bait is king.
Morning trout fishing in the middle
sound has been good action too. Look
for schools of glass minnows with diving
birds to get in on some easy, rod-bending
action. Soft plastic jigs thrown through
the glass minnows drew bites every cast
with the trout running anywhere from 16
to 22 inches. Grass flats with sandholes
around the powerlines have been holding
lots of trout.
Don't be surprised though if you are
winding in one of these trout and a shark
or tarpon grabs it boatside. That's all part
of summertime fishing.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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CROW Case Of The Week:
by Emilie Alfino
. ROW took in a baby Cooper's hawk May 16 after
someone dropped her off at the emergency vet clinic in
. M Fort Myers. "We assumed she fell from her nest or had
her nest destroyed by wind or by a tree trimmer," Dr. Amber
.S f} McNamara said.
Dr. Amber described the hawk as "just a little white puffball"
� at 200 grams. She had a fracture of the right tibiotarsus, which is
between the knee and ankle.
" . j Most of the time, babies this size just sit in the nest, which
was to this little bird's advantage as it allowed staff to put a splint
on the leg. She was given some pain medication that first day
and the Chinese herb yunnan baiyao,
which should prevent internal bleed-
ing. "We use this herb a lot with cases
of trauma or for pre-surgery," said Dr.
The tiny hawk was given some
fluids and the splint was put on her *
leg. "We were able to get a reason-
able splint with just some paper tape t r
and gauze," Dr. Amber explained. "It �
helped that she just wanted to sit."
For this little one it was day by day ,
initially, not knowing whether she had '4-
internal trauma. "We always worry ir
about that with a big fall. She didn't
have any feathers to flap to soften the
fall," Dr. Amber said. But the hawk
never showed any signs of trauma and
within three days was eating on her
own after initially being hand fed.
Hand feeding apparently was no
problem, as Dr. Amber explained: This baby Cooper's hawk was given a mirror to
"These hawks are so contextual; they reinforce her identity as a hawk and play down
usually figure it out pretty quickly. In her identification with humans
THE RIVER - JULY 8, 2011 13
fact, we really had two challeng-
es: healing the fractured leg, and
keeping her wild."
Apparently it's easy for this
species to become acclimated .
when starting human contact as
young as this hawk, and she was
being hand fed so Dr. Amber was
concerned. "We tried to hide our .
hands so the food just kind of.
appeared to her. Our staff and.
students really did a good job,"
she said. "This is really a chal-
lenge with most of the patients
that are singles."
The bird's splint was changed
within the first five days, and then .w
she was given another week to .
heal. On May 26, she looked
good enough that the splint was
left off entirely, "which is amaz- Babies this young just sit, making it easier to treat her
ing that within 10 days she had and put a splint on her leg
healed enough to be without it,"
Dr. Amber said. "The babies are like little healing machines when they're that young. If
this bird had been an adult it would have been a totally different situation, and not only
with the fracture. Cooper's hawks present a totally high-stress situation and it really
would have been a challenge."
The baby hawk was eating seven or eight mice a day, which is a lot. At the two-
week mark she was standing strong and looked good.
She stayed inside until June 10. "We wanted to give her the opportunity to develop
her wings and chest muscles," Dr. Amber said. At that point her feathers were devel-
oped enough that she started to do some flying.
She stayed outside for 11 days and then was released in a good spot in Fort Myers,
where she flew off beautifully.
CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a nonprofit 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
Plumeria And Desert Rose
Learn more about these two beautiful exotic plants at upcoming seminars
On Tuesday, July 12, learn more about growing two of the most spectacular
flowering plants in south Florida: plumeria and desert rose. Unusual varieties
of both plants will be on sale. Tour the Lee County Extension plumeria gar-
den with six species of plumerias and numerous cultivars.
The time is 1 to 3:40 p.m. at 3406 Palm Beach Boulevard in Fort Myers. To reg-
ister, call 533-7514 Cost is $8 per person. Participants can pay at the door or make
check payable to LCEOAB
1 p.m. Selection and Care of Desert Rose (Adenium obesum), by Ernie Bryant,
Adenium Research Foundation, Punta Gorda, followed by a break
1:50 p.m. The Seven Species of Plumerias, by Stephen H. Brown, Lee County
Horticulture Agent, http://lee.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/GardenHome.shtml, followed by a
2:45 p.m. Selection, Flowering and Care of Plumerias, by Alan Bunch from The
Exotic Plumeria, Seffner, Florida; http://www.exoticplumeria.com/default.asp
3:40 p.m. Adjourn.4
14 THE RIVER - JULY 8, 2011
Rare Wildlife Sighting:
Florida Black Bear On Sanibel
Black bears are native to Florida and protected under state and federal laws.
Dwindling populations in this state have caused them to be listed as threatened
under the Endangered Species Act. It is illegal to approach or harass this animal.
Sub-adult black bears are kicked out by their mothers in early summer at 1.5
years of age. Young males tend to disperse long distances from their natal areas
while young females tend to stay close to their mothers' home ranges. Bears are
most active at night and are opportunistic feeders, eating almost anything, including
grass, insects, small mammals and carrion (dead things).
Report any sightings to the Wertz at the refuge, 472-1100, ext. 231.4
Image of black bear captured by 'Ding' Darling remote camera at the Bailey Tract
On Monday, June 27, at 5:30 a.m. the JN "Ding" Darling National Wildlife
Refuge remote camera captured an image of a Florida black bear on the
refuge. Lead Biologist Tara Wertz discovered and verified the sighting. The
bear looks to be a sub-adult black bear approximately 1.5 years old weighing 40 to
60 pounds. This bear was photographed by a motion-activated, infrared camera at
the Bailey Tract, a 100-acre freshwater satellite parcel of the refuge. This poses no
immediate threat but residents and visitors should take precautionary measures to
keep all food and garbage secured and stored inside.
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come to our Yard Sale for Luther's Sake
on Saturday, July 9 from 8 a.m. to noon,
2301 Periwinkle Way # 5, Sanibel (Casa
oin Florida Yards and Neighbor-
hoods at its Rain Barrel Workshop
and learn how rain barrels can
collect water from your roof. Only a
quarter inch of rain on a typical roof
will create over 600 gallons of water.
Fifty-five gallon recycled barrels will be
transformed into a rain barrel during the
class for participants to take home.
Benefits of rain barrels include con-
serving water, preventing storm water
run-off, and saving money.
The workshop is Saturday, July 23,
from 9 to 11 a.m. at Cape Coral Rotary
Park, 5505 Rose Garden Road, Cape
Coral 33914. The cost is $45 per rain
Advance registration is required to
attend the class and to reserve a barrel.
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down to click on icon WebTRAC.
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Ben and Grant Tucker
Ben and Grant Tucker of Columbus, Indiana teamed up to catch this 150-
pound tarpon in Boca Grande Pass in late June. The Tuckers, fishing with
Captiva Capt. Jimmy Burnsed, hooked the fish on a jig fished just off the
bottom in 50 feet of water. After a 45-minute battle during which the tarpon went
airborne four times, Ben brought the fish to the boat.
The encounter ended over three-quarters of a mile from where it began.
After a brief beach photo session, the fish was revived and swam off to provide
another angler with the memory of a lifetime.
Although he reports that his favorite fish to catch is a permit, Grant says that the
"silver king has it all" as far as a gamefish is concerned. The typical fight will include
several spectacular jumps followed by a long and dogged battle with a number of
strong runs away from the boat.
"You'll get the fish to the boat only to have it run off 100 or more feet of line at a
time when your arms and back are aching."
To land a large tarpon is an accomplishment, which, in Boca Grande, requires a
skilled captain and a capable fisherman. In this case, Capt. Burnsed and Ben were
more than equal to the task.#
THE RIVER - JULY 8, 2011 15
Mahoe's large flowers resemble those of
the popular ornamental hibiscus shrub
by Gerri Reaves
Over the last few decades, mahoe's
(Talipariti tiliaceum or Hibiscus
tiliaceus) native status was a
topic of debate. After all, who would
want to believe that this fast-growing,
salt-tolerant evergreen with year-round
flowers is an invading pest?
Alas, today plant experts generally
agree that mahoe is naturalized. Native
to tropical Asia, in fact, it was reported
to be in coastal hammocks in the Florida
Keys as early as 1913.
The term naturalized refers to an
imported plant that persists in the wild
without human cultivation. That ability
to survive independently is a trait shared
by many imported landscape plants,
and such species can threaten natural
Mahoe, also called sea hibiscus,
became a popular landscape tree in
South Florida during the 1960s and
1970s. Salt-tolerance made it a popular
ornamental especially in coastal areas.
Now mahoe is currently listed as a
category II invasive by the Florida Exotic
Pest Plant Council.
The council defines a category II
invasive as having "the potential to be
invasive and to disrupt native plant com-
munities by displacing native species,"
as opposed to a category I invasive,
which is "known" to be invasive.
Sunset Fun At
L ow Tide Loafing at Sunset - A
Guided Exploration will take place
Thursday, July 14, 7 to 8 p.m. at
Bunch Beach Preserve, 18201 John
Morris Road, Fort Myers.
Join a naturalist guide and leisurely
explore the mud flats to see what mys-
teries the low tide uncovers while enjoy-
ing a beautiful Florida sunset. Bunche
Beach is a wonderful place to explore
and learn about a wide variety of shore
birds, shells and possibly spot a manatee
or dolphin playing along the shore.
Mahoe's round or heart-shaped leaves
span up to eight inches across
Mahoe threatens native mangroves,
in particular. Via water-born seed
capsules, the invader establishes thick
stands at the upland edges of mangroves
and subsequently shades them out.
Plants can be single- or multi-trunked,
usually reaching 20 to 30 feet high and
spreading as wide as they are tall.
The round or heart-shaped leaves are
up to eight inches across with long leaf
stems and pointed tips
Five-petaled, funnel-shaped flowers
resemble those of the popular hibiscus
shrub. They are yellow during the day
but turn red by evening.
A prominent column bearing the sta-
mens and pistil arises from the maroon
One species of similar appearance,
Hibiscus pernambucensis, lacks the
maroon center. Some experts theorize
that it is native to some South Florida
Mahoe does best in full sun with
plenty of water. However, its category II
status proves that gardeners don't need
advice on cultivating it.
While its sale is not prohibited in
Florida, experts advise against planting
it in the landscape.
If you already have this tree in your
yard, consider replacing it with native
vegetation. At least control its spreading
to other areas.
Local native-plant expert Dick
Workman points out that removal pro-
vides an opportunity to endear oneself
to woodworking and fiber-arts organi-
zations, for the wood and bark can be
Bring a camera, shoes that can get
wet, bug spray and drinking water. Meet
at the picnic tables on the beach. The
walk is free, but there is a $1 per hour
parking fee. Visit www.leeparks.org or
call 533-7444 for more information.C
To advertise in
The River Weekly News
Fast-growing mahoe can be single- or multi-trunked photos by Gerri Reaves
used to make anything from hand tools
to clothing, fishing nets to rope.
Mahoe's flowers and young leaves
weeds, and Native Florida Plants by
Robert G. Haehle and Joan Brookwell.
Plant Smart explores sustainable
gardening practices that will help you
create a low-maintenance, drought-
tolerant, hurricane- and pest-resistant
South Florida landscape.�
16 THE RIVER - JULY 8, 2011
Last week the Alliance said good-bye
to Public Relations Director Chelsea
Birczak. Birczak offered the follow-
ing letter to share with supporters, friends
and patrons of the arts:
"With bittersweet emotion, I depart
the Lee County Alliance for the Arts.
It has been an absolute honor serving
as your connection to the arts and cul-
tural scene for the past three years. It is
because of community members like you
we have watched our county grow into a
vibrant cultural destination with a diversity
of art exhibits, performances, festivals,
concerts and educational opportunities,"
"It has been a pleasure serving along-
side the area's most dedicated arts lead-
ers, creative minds and selfless givers. I
would be remiss not to say thank you for
all of the support, guidance, and encour-
agement I've received during my tenure
at the Alliance," Birczak continued.
"Before parting, I would like to encourage
you one last time: Get involved in your
creative community through the Alliance.
Attend an upcoming event, become a
member, take a class or volunteer and
discover the creative talent in yourself and
Summer camp is in full swing and the campers are creating their artwork in many forms, as shown in the above examples of some of
the work of the Summer Arts & Fine Arts campers
in your community."
Summer Camp Has Begun
Summer camp is in full swing and the
campers are creating beautiful artwork.
Limited weeks are still available, so regis-
In The Gallery
Results from the Alliance 25th Annual
All Florida Juried Competition are in:
Best in Show - Sanibel Lighthouse
by Eric Levin
2nd Place - Karl Beck by Diana
3rd Place - A Permanent Wave by
Jurors Choice - Homeless Matthew
1-3 by Matthew Engel
The exhibit runs from June 10 to
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Below are three upcoming opportuni-
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Competition (October 7 to November 8;
3. Exhibit in the Alliance Member
The Alliance and Broadway Palm
Dinner Theater have partnered to exhibit
youth work. During Annie, theater goers
will be able to view artwork from the stu-
dents in the Alliance's Fine Arts Camp.
The exhibit will be up through August
11. Artwork can be viewed Monday and
Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and
Wednesday through Sunday 10 a.m. to
10 p.m. at the Broadway Palm.
Just For Kids
Summer Improv Class with Keara
Trummel, July 12 through August 2
* Middle school (grades 6 through 8),
Tuesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
* High school (grades 9 through 12)
Tuesday from 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Think spontaneously and freely using
imagination and creativity. With this class,
students will use improve to strengthen
their acting skills. Improv exercises and
games are used to establish character
development, enhance emotional levels,
build an actor's confidence, work through
stage fright, and increase public speak-
ing skills. Many different exercises will be
used to create characters, and help stu-
dents learn to take risks in acting. Actors
who study improvisation have noticeable
improvements in their onstage abilities.
Register by calling 939-2787.
Your Community Arts Calendar
To see the local cultural community
events calendar, directory and photo gal-
lery, go to www.LeeCulture.org. If you
are a visual artist or represent an area
cultural organization and would like to be
included on LeeCulture.org, email public-
Share your community news with us.
Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sanibel's Best HAPPY HOUR I Happy Apps $5.95
4 - 7 p.m. Nightly in the lounge
2 for 1 Drinks
Call & Well Liquor, Draft Beer Selections,
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for all classes.
Class size is limited.
Gardens is at 16836
Suite 4, Fort
Myers 33908 (the
phone 689-4249. Scholarships and
work/study programs are available; call to
inquire or visit www.HeartlandGardens.
Nutrition 102: Raw Food
"Cooking" (2nd Thursday monthly)
Class dates: July 14 and August 11;
9 to 10 a.m. and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Price: Free; be sure to pre-register
Learn to harvest and quickly prepare
organic vegetables into a healthy meal.
Recipes will be given, so bring a note-
book. Food will be prepared and served.
Composting 102: Bokashi (2nd
Class dates: July 13 and August 10;
9 to 10 a.m. and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Monthly price: $20 for a one-hour
class; includes Bokashi bucket
Compost in your kitchen. Bokashi
is a Japanese form of composting
designed to reduce the amount of waste
in landfills. This intensive compost-
ing method is a great way to quickly
produce nutrient-rich compost out of
kitchen waste in a limited space with
limited time. Additional kits available for
Composting 103 Workshop:
Class date: July 20; 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Cost is $50 for a one-hour class,
includes one fully stocked worm bin
Learn from worm expert Rachel
Singletary how to compost with worms.
Watch worm bin building demonstra-
tions, learn the basics of making nutri-
ent-rich compost and leave with a fully
stocked and functioning worm bin with
instructions. Additional worm bin kits
are available for purchase after class.
Mushrooms 101: Growing
Gourmet (1st Thursday monthly)
Class dates: July 7 and August 4; 9
to 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Price is $30 for a 90-minute class;
includes one spore-inoculated log
Come away with the know-how to
cultivate gourmet mushrooms. Everyone
will leave with an inoculated log from
which they will be able to reap a fresh
harvest of mushrooms. Choice of shi-
take, oyster, lions mane or maitake.
Herbs 103: Herbal Tinctures,
Tonics and Salves (1st Thursday
Class dates: July7, August 4; 9 to
10:30 a.m. and 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Price is $30 for a 90-minute class;
includes one product of your choice
An invaluable addition to your herbs
repertoire. Learn the medicinal proper-
ties of herbs and how to make them
into healing tinctures, tonics and salves.
You will make your own product to use.
13-Week Crop Cultivation
Course & Garden Design Preview)
Class dates: Every Saturday
September 3 through December 10
Price is $125 for 15 two-hour class-
es, or $100 when you bring a friend;
9:30 to 11 a.m.
From seed to harvest, this compre-
hensive course will teach you how to
organically grow food in southwest
Florida. Students will team up and pro-
actively cultivate crops. Everyone will
share in the harvest to take home. This
class teaches a form of bio-intensive gar-
dening that is sustainable and can yield
as much as 300 pounds of food per
100 square feet. Learn garden design,
soil building, and pest management.
Sustainability & Nutrition:
Jarring and Wild Fermentation (3rd
Class dates: July 20 and August 17;
9 to 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Class is free, so pre-register
Learn how to preserve your abundant
harvest for future enjoyment. Jarring
and wild fermentation techniques will be
covered and items will be prepared and
enjoyed by attendees.
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Garden Sprouts - Ages 4
through 7 (every Monday for eight
Class dates: July 11 through August
29; 4 to 5 p.m.
Cost is $70 for 8 one-hour classes;
$12 for drop-in rate
A fun and interactive class for your
little sprout. Your child will learn about
chickens, bees and other farm animals
that are beneficial to gardens. Be sure
to pre-register for this one.
Garden Scouts - Ages 8 and up
(every Tuesday for eight weeks)
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'% - Fresh
Curried Chicken, Green Bean,
And Almond Salad
12 ounces green beans, trimmed,
2 cups roasted chicken breast meat
(from about 3 chicken breast halves),
1 cup red onion, thinly sliced
5 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
2 teaspoons curry powder
1/3 cup plain nonfat yogurt
3 tablespoons low-fat mayonnaise
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted
Cook beans in pot of boiling salted
water until crisp-tender, about 5 min-
utes. Rinse under cold water. Drain well.
Transfer beans to large bowl. Add chick-
en, onion and 4 tablespoons cilantro.
Stir curry powder in small skillet over
medium heat until aromatic, about 30
seconds. Transfer to small bowl. Whisk
in yogurt, mayonnaise and lime juice.
Add dressing to chicken mixture; toss to
coat. Season to taste with salt and pep-
per. Sprinkle with almonds and remain-
ing 1 tablespoon cilantro. (Can be made
2 hours ahead. Cover and chill.)
Yield six servings
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The Alliance for the Arts'
GreenMarket is offering free
gardening classes each Saturday
The classes are led by expert garden-
ers and farmers from the GreenMarket.
This week organic farmer Ken Ryan, of
Herban Gardens will present a workshop
on Organic Gardening - An Introduction
To Organic Food Production at 10 a.m.
Ryan has been growing food for decades,
first as farm manager in the Boston area,
and in Southwest Florida for the last 15
years. He specializes in micro greens,
herbs and produce, and counts the area's
best restaurants and chefs as loyal cus-
tomers. He is a board member of Slow
Ryan will guide customers through
the complicated matter of what's organic
and what isn't, the complexity of USDA
organic certification and why some grow-
ers don't pursue it although they don't
use chemicals in their operation and how
to live without pesticides.
July workshops continue with Andrea
Guerrero, manager of Heartland Gardens
on July 16; Kara Alfaro of Elata Natives
on July 23; and horticulturalist Debbie
Hughes of Edison-Ford Estates on July
GreenMarket takes place at the corner
of McGregor and Colonial boulevards.
It is family friendly and offers occasional
artistic and educational activities. On
select Saturdays, the market welcomes
live music from local musicians. Guests
are always encouraged to visit the
Alliance's main building to view current
art exhibits and pick up information about
area arts and cultural organizations.
From page 4
Back To Basics
noon starting July 26. Evening sessions
are from 6 to 8 p.m. starting July 14.
UF/IFAS Lee County Extension is
in the Terry Park Complex, 3406 Palm
Beach Boulevard, Fort Myers.
For more information and registration
contact Pamela at email@example.com
Life Could Be Dull Without
Professional Football And Basketball
by Ed Frank
Have you ever thought about taking up knitting or wood-
working? Perhaps you might consider joining a bowling
league? Or better yet, how about learning to play a
As nutty as these ideas many seem, the fact is that in the
months ahead you may be facing a real emotional letdown
with two of our four major professional sports - football and
basketball - in a shutdown mode with cancellation of their next
seasons a growing possibility.
Yes, it could be a long fall and winter without the NFL and
First to the NFL which has passed the 100 day mark since the owners began the
current lockout. The start of regular training camp is just a few weeks away and the
first preseason opening Hall of Fame game between the Chicago Bears and the St.
Louis Rams is scheduled for August 7.
Many observers believe a settlement
will be reached soon in the thorny issues
that must be resolved, namely revenue
distribution, rookie compensation, free
agency and other lesser elements.
The NFL is a $9 billion business and
the most profitable of the four major
sports. And there has been movement of
late to reach a new collective bargaining
agreement between the billionaire owners
and millionaire players.
The two sides recessed over the long
July 4 weekend and were scheduled to
resume negotiations this week. 71
The revenue sharing dilemma appears
to be the major roadblock to settlement.
Those closest to the bargaining feel the o w go
other issues will fall into place once rev-
enue sharing - the division between play-
ers and owners - is resolved. r rl
In the interim, players have been get- PU Ll J 2 4
ting into shape by participating in infor-
mal workouts for several weeks. ^i [
The growing popularity of the NFL . a
would plunge if the upcoming season ra
is delayed or cancelled. The best bet is
a new collective bargaining agreement $1 8.00 PER
will be signed by the end of July or even WITH 10 PLAY C
The picture involving the NBA is
far different and a long work stoppage S 2 0.0_0 P R
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Calendar Girls Florida is a dance
team made up of more than 20
women all over the age of 50.
For five years, the group has raised
funds for Paws for Patriots, an organiza-
tion that provides service and guide dogs
for veterans. So it is only fitting that
the Calendar Girls help The Dog Bar &
Grille celebrate its first anniversary.
The Dog at 3522 Del Prado
Boulevard, Cape Coral, will hold a luau
with Hawaiian entertainment on July 10
from 3 to 7 p.m. The flower-bedecked
Calendar Girls will dance at 5 p.m.0
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The basketball lockout began June 30 and Commissioner David Stern set the
tone when he announced that 22 of the league's 30 teams are unprofitable and
that the league lost $300 million last season.
This, according to Stern, was despite a record $4.3 billion in revenue and record
The recently-expired agreement gave the players 57 per cent of the revenue - a
percentage that the league wants to cut sharply.
The NBA lockout is the first since 1998-99, which shortened the season to 50
games. It halts the signing of free agents and all team activities such as the start of
the summer league.
Don't look for the basketball lockout to end soon. And you might remember that
the current contract ends December 11.
If we're without football and basketball in the coming months, you had better
find something else to fill your days. Is your library card current?
Miracle Begin Long Road Trip
The Fort Myers Miracle baseball team began an eight-game road trip this week
with a 5-6 record in the season's second half and a fifth place standing in the
Florida State League South Division.
The local team does not return home to Hammond Stadium until next
Wednesday, July 13, when they host the Daytona Cubs for a four-game series. The
Miracle visit St. Lucie and Brevard County on the present road trip.�
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20 THE RIVER -JULY 8, 2011
United Way Announces New Board
Bob Bassett - BB&T Mae Claire Branton -
Cliff Smith - President of
United Way of Lee, Hendry
John Fraley - Apollo David Fray - WCI
Information Services Communities, Inc.
Jordi Tejero - CRS
Technology Consultants, Inc.
At the June United Way annual meeting, Joe Catti, president of FineMark
National Bank and Trust and United Way board chair, announced the election
of eight new members of the board of directors.
The new United Way board members include Robert Bassett of BB&T Bank, Mae
Claire Branton of Turbine Generator Maintenance Inc., John Clinger of Merrill Lynch,
John Fraley of Apollo Information Services, David Fry of WCI Communities, Ted
Grant from the Pelican Landing Community, Michelle Hudson of The News-Press
Media Group/Gannet Foundation and Jordi Tejero of CRS Technology Consultants.
The board of directors oversees the organization's fundraising, fund distribution,
and community planning efforts. Last year, more than 300,000 people's lives were
touched by United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades' 70 partner agencies and 160
initiatives. These services are fueled by an annual campaign that raised more than $8
million in 2010-11.
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Is Your Financial
Portfolio Like A
by Jennifer Basey
. f you're a base-
lball fan, you're
'no doubt aware
that the MLB All-
I t Star Game is being
played on July 12.
* J But while you'll
ate the grace and
skill of the players,
you may not realize
just how much a baseball team can teach
you about other aspects of life - such as
Specifically, consider the following
* Consistency - Baseball teams need
to be consistent. They choose quality
players and must have the patience and
discipline to stick with those players dur-
ing slumps. As an investor, you should
choose quality investments and have the
patience and discipline to stick with them
over the long haul.
* Diversification - A baseball team
doesn't have just one type of player - it
contains pitchers, catchers, infielders and
outfielders. Your portfolio also needs to
be diversified because if you own only a
single type of investment, and a market
downturn strikes that asset class particu-
larly hard, your portfolio could take a big
hit. Owning a diversified mix of stocks,
bonds, government securities, certificates
of deposit (CDs) and other investments
can help reduce the effect of market
volatility on your holdings. Keep in mind,
though, that diversification by itself can't
guarantee a profit or protect against loss.
* Unity - While a baseball team con-
tains a diverse collection of players, they
all strive toward a common goal. And
the mix of investments in your portfolio
needs to work together to help achieve
the various goals you've established,
such as a comfortable retirement, college
for your children and a legacy for your
family. To work toward your individual
objectives, you will need to create an
investment mix that's based on your risk
tolerance, time horizon, family situation
and other factors.
- Flexibility - While every member of
a professional baseball team is a good
player, one might be better than another
in a given situation. For instance, a faster
runner might pinch-run for someone else.
And as you move on in your game of life,
you will need flexibility in making your
investment decisions. As one example,
when you near retirement, you may want
to reduce your exposure to risk some-
what, so you might decide to replace
some - but certainly not all - of your
growth-oriented vehicles with investments
that can offer greater protection of your
* Good management - Even the
best group of baseball players needs a
manager to guide them and make deci-
sions during a ballgame. And to help you
make investment choices during different
times in your life, you might benefit from
working with a financial professional -
someone who knows your risk tolerance,
investment preferences and long-term
You may never find yourself surround-
ed by the greatest ballplayers in the world
- but remembering these traits can help
keep your portfolio "in the game."
Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor
in Fort Myers. She can be reached at
Two Named To
Food Bank Board
T wo Lee County residents have
been named to the Harry Chapin
Food Bank board of directors.
They are Craig Folk and Kristina
Craig Folk, of Fort Myers, has 32
years of experience as a CPA and tax
accountant. He currently is a partner in
the local firm of Miller, Helms & Folk,
PA. He is a frequent speaker throughout
Southwest Florida on a variety of tax and
planned giving topics. He also serves
on the board of the United Way of Lee,
Hendry, and Glades Counties. He previ-
ously served on boards of Planned Giving
Council of Lee County, the Southwest
Florida Chapter of the Florida Institute
of Certified Public Accountants and the
Edison College Foundation as well as
being a previous member of the Harry
Chapin Food Bank board.
Kristina Rodriguez, of Lehigh Acres, is
director of Community Engagement and
Nutrition Services for Senior Friendship.
She is currently the state appointed Aging
Services Representative on the Florida
Food & Nutrition Advisory Council, the
chair of the Public Policy Committee for
Despite medical advances that have
been made in recent years in the
prevention of diabetes, a just-
released study shows that the number
of people suffering from this disease
worldwide has more than doubled in the
past 30 years.
This research demonstrates that cur-
rently 347 million people around the
world have this invasive and often debili-
tating sickness that can lead to heart dis-
ease, stroke, and even premature death,
especially in people who have other risk
factors, such as obesity.
These alarming findings should strike a
chord among Americans because the inci-
dence of diabetes in the U.S. is increasing
the Harry Chapin Food Bank. Rodriguez
has chaired three Memory Walk cam-
paigns, two End of Life Rights Coalitions,
and three Transportation Disadvantaged
Boards. She is a contributing author to
two AARP publications.
Named as officers of the food bank
are chairman, Jo Anna Bradshaw,
Florida Gulf Coast University; vice chair-
man, Noelle Melanson, Melanson Law;
treasurer, Alexander "Sandy" Robinson,
Northern Trust Bank; and secretary,
Rabbi Jeremy Barras, Temple Beth El.
The Harry Chapin Food Bank solic-
its, collects and stores quality food for
distribution to families in need through
a network of more than 170 local non-
profit agencies in Lee, Collier, Hendry,
Charlotte and Glades counties, which
provide food to more than 30,000
people monthly. Over 900,000 pounds
of food are distributed monthly. For
every dollar donated, about $6 in food
value goes back to the community. In
the past fiscal year, The Harry Chapin
Food Bank distributed more than 11.5
million pounds of food and other grocery
Additional information about or to
contribute financially to the Harry Chapin
Food Bank, contact 334-7007 or go to
twice as fast as in Western Europe, said
Sue Meredith, a personal trainer at Fort
Myers Adventure Boot Camp.
"Official figures show that nearly 26
million people in this country have diabe-
tes, and that number could triple in the
next 40 years," Meredith said. "That's
why it is so important to not only treat
this disease but also help prevent its onset
- and one of the steps should be weight
loss and management."
In fact, studies have indicated that
obesity and inactivity are primary causes
of type 2 diabetes: 67 percent of people
diagnosed with this disease in the U.S.
are overweight and 46 percent are obese.
Sensible diet along with a regular fit-
ness program are beneficial in fighting
obesity and, consequently, the risk of
developing diabetes, Meredith noted.
"Exercise will help control the weight
continued on page 23
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Hope PACE Open House To
New Medical Care For Elderly
Seniors looking for coordinated, comprehensive medical care are invited to
attend an open house Tuesday, July 19, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. hosted by
Hope PACE (Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly). This new kind of
care offers help for the chronically ill, frail and aging in need of medical care, relief
from isolation and nutritious meals.
Hope PACE eliminates the confusion of coordinating multiple physicians, offers
opportunities for social interaction, home visits, and caregiver support. Hope PACE
is a joint Medicare and Medicaid program and is also available through private pay.
Care services are provided in the patient's home as well as the Hope PACE
Center in Fort Myers, which includes a clinic and day health facility. Services
* Coordinated healthcare services
* Primary and specialty medical care
* In-home care and support
* Meals and nutrition counseling
* Social programs and activities
* Caregiver support
The public is invited to an open house at the Hope PACE center, to tour the
facility and learn more about the program.
Hope PACE Center is located at 2668 Winkler Avenue in Fort Myers 33901. To
attend, RSVP by calling 985-7789 or register online at www.hopepace.org.
Hope PACE is a program of Hope HealthCare Services, and is available to resi-
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by Suzy Cohen, RPh
War I have high
blood pressure and
heart disease. I'm
worried that I'm not
doing enough. Do
you have any recom-
Yes. a new study conducted at the
University of Helsinki in Finland found
positive benefits from something very
cool, but tart. Lingonberries.
They're popular in Scandinavia but
you probably have never tried them,
unless you're lucky enough to have a
Swedish grandmother who made you
pancakes with a side of lingonberry jam.
These bright red arctic berries have been
around for centuries, and people squeeze
them into juice or jam; sometimes they're
cooked in stew but they're not eaten
raw, because their tartness will make you
pucker like cranberries do.
Long ago, Native American Cree peo-
ple, used the cowberriess" or "partridge
berries" in their Canadian homeland to
treat symptoms of diabetes.
The Finnish study, just published
in June 2011, reported that lingon-
berry juice can help protect the delicate
endothelial lining of blood vessels in lab
animals with high blood pressure. This
is important because the force of blood
under pressure continually slamming into
the walls of blood vessels damages the
lining of the vessels, making it easier for
plaques to accumulate and contribute to a
heart attack or stroke.
Researchers found that high levels of
certain phytochemicals (most likely flavo-
nols) in lingonberry juice normalized dam-
age to blood vessel linings in the animals.
Does this mean that lingonberry juice
will do the same thing for humans?
Possibly. There's every reason to take
advantage of the health benefits of this
juice, and others that are packed with
antioxidant power. Antioxidants add a
protection plan" to your body, against
everything from the common cold to can-
cer. I wish I could say that about atenolol,
metoprolol, nifedipine, lisinopril or any
other drug used to reduce blood pressure.
There are hundreds. They simply don't
have antioxidant capabilities; I see noth-
ing wrong with combining medication
with lingonberry, if your doctor approves.
The Finnish study did not show that
lingonberry juice can actually lower blood
pressure like medicine, but it might pro-
tect those precious blood vessels against
the ravages of hypertension and inflam-
matory chemicals. I mention this only
because the new study has been misrep-
resented online with numerous claims
that lingonberry juice lowers blood pres-
sure. Being a journalist myself, sloppy
reporting like this drives me nuts. To be
clear, if you try the juice and don't see
reductions in your blood pressure, don't
give up because you may lose out on the
protection it confers to your arteries.
Canadian researchers are find-
ing definite medicinal properties for
the treatment of diabetes. Apparently,
lingonberries causes a slight reduction
in blood sugar. Other studies have con-
firmed the anti-microbial effect of berries.
Lingonberry juice is kind of new to the
US, and found in some natural health
food grocers and IKEA stores. It's readily
available online as a juice concentrate.
DID YOU KNOW:
Chantix, the anti-smoking pill, is now
thought to be dangerous for those who
already have cardiovascular disease.
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.
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Mom And Me
by Lizzie and Pryce
izzie and Pryce answer your ques-
tions and give advice about aging
concerns from a two-generational
perspective. A mother and daughter
team, Lizzie is a retired RN and health
educator, and Pryce is a licensed psy-
chotherapist in private practice who
specializes in the care of elders and
people with chronic illnesses.
Dear Mom & Me,
We gave our son and daughter the
advantage of top educations, hoping it
would equip them for happy successful
They both married and moved a hun-
dred miles from one another on the east
coast. We thought they were both happy.
Suddenly both were making many com-
plaints, so we moved to be closer because
we thought we could help.
No matter what we did or said, it was
wrong. We couldn't understand what was
happening and finally they both told us.
Did you know that while the aver-
age life expectancy in the United
States is currently 78 years - in
37th place on the worldwide longevity
chart - a new government report indi-
cates that only 69 of those years tend to
There is, however, some promising
news coming from another recent study:
that if you can reach the age of 50 with-
out high blood pressure, high cholesterol,
smoking, diabetes or obesity, you have
less than a one in 10 chance of ever
developing heart disease, the leading killer
"This means that if you take good care
of yourself, you will increase your chances
of living a longer and healthier life," said
Natalie Lahnan, owner of Naples/Marco
Island Adventure Boot Camp for Women.
That is also the core message of
the National Health Promotion and
Prevention Strategy released by President
Obama earlier this month. "Everyone
recognizes that prevention of diseases
is very important," Lahnan pointed out.
"In other words, as the saying goes, an
ounce of prevention is worth a pound of
Along with not smoking and eating
a healthy diet, regular physical exercise
To our complete surprise our son is
gay and our daughter's husband is dual
addicted. We tried to do our best, but
nothing we did helped. And now we are
in a retirement community on the west
After they solve their problems, we
hope we can reconnect, but until then we
What do others do?
You have done your best so you
should have no regrets. I think their prob-
lems are beyond Ma and Pa advice and
need professional intervention. You could
also benefit from talking a couple of times
to a professional who specializes in fam-
ily relations. It's a whole new world out
It seems to me that you are support-
ive, realistic and hopeful about your adult
children resolving their problems. Please
keep the doors open for future reconcilia-
tion after they solve their own problems.
You have done a great job.
Lizzie and Pryce's email address is
rates high on the prevention must-do list.
"It's a known fact that physical activity
can protect us from high blood pressure,
high cholesterol, diabetes, and obesity,"
Lahnan said. "Considering that cardiovas-
cular disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes
account for seven out of 10 American
deaths each year, we should certainly take
prevention very seriously."
How exactly does regular exercise
stop these deadly diseases in their tracks?
Lahnan pointed out that:
* For heart disease, exercise normal-
izes blood pressure, slows down the build-
up of plaque in the arteries, increases
the level of good HDL cholesterol while
reducing the bad LDL cholesterol, and
prevents the formation of blood clots that
can obstruct the arteries and lead to a
stroke or heart attack.
* For diabetes, exercise improves the
body's ability to regulate blood sugar
* For obesity, exercise burns calories
as well as helps maintain a healthy body
weight - essential in preventing heart dis-
ease, diabetes, and some forms of cancer.
"If you want to pack in a variety of
workouts that will effectively address all
these health conditions, a fitness boot
camp is a great choice," Lahnan noted.
"Think of it as your 'live longer and
healthier' exercise plan."
For more information, go to www.
NaplesAdventureBootCamp.com or call
African Big Five
by Dr. Dave
low on the
Serengeti, deep in
part of Tanzania,
we were warned
not to leave the
confines of our
bungalow, even to
venture the 75 yards to the main lodge,
without first contacting security to escort
us. Thinking this a bit overkill, I none-
theless reluctantly called. Nanomoments
later, a young man with an old gun
appeared on our doorstep, just the
ambience you want en route to dinner
in the Serengeti.
"Sorry to have to bother you," I com-
mented as we took the first couple of
steps out the door. "You must hate doing
this." Suddenly, he swung his flashlight
to the left and to my amazement, a few
feet way away from where I was wish-
ing I'd brought my Depends, were the
intimidating tusks of a friggin' elephant!
Right there!! (African elephants and simi-
lar beasts are often officially described
as "friggin"' given that they are the size
of a friggin' house or at least a friggin'
condo, and tend to make you sputter
out words similar to friggin,' if not "frig-
gin'!" itself, often expressed when you
discover one 20 feet from your doorstep.)
"Friggin' thing!" I gasped. Turns out that
elephants, cape buffalo, lions and even
leopards often made their way past our
front door to get to the swimming pool
for a chlorinated drink. And you thought
clearing shad flies and ants out of your
pool was a hassle. "Thaminiki, can you
go grab the elephant net, oh and make
sure to clean out any king-of-the-beasts
clogging up the filter."
We literally could've sat in our bun-
galow and witnessed 80 percent of the
sought-after African Big 5, the rhino
being the only one of the Big 5 not in the
Why they are referred to as the Big
5 was not always clear to me. It isn't the
"biggest" five as the hippo isn't included.
It isn't the tallest as the giraffe doesn't
make the grade. It isn't the most danger-
ous given that hippo attacks are the most
deadly in Africa, perhaps due to the fact
they got left off the list in the first place.
The Big 5 are the Big 5 because they are
the most sought after and valuable ani-
mals in Africa.
Twice a week, I, like Lindsay Lohan,
enjoy a drug lunch. This is when well-
coiffed and well informed pharmaceuti-
cal reps with great teeth and tusks come
by the office to provide lunch and chat
about what is new in the world of phar-
maceuticals. It is a welcome and needed
opportunity to discuss the drugs we pre-
"So what's new Kevin?" I asked one
of the reps whose name was Kevin as
suggested on his name tag.
"Really Dave, not much. Drug com-
panies continue to focus most of their
resources on the Big 5." Once again,
the Big 5 refers to the most sought-after
and valuable. The Big 5 diseases that
pervade our society. Diseases at which
Big Pharma aims its elephant guns. Big
bins of sample drugs addressing the
Big 5 fill our big shelves. Listing these
diseases tempts me to compare them to
the African Big 5, as that is just the way
my mind works or perhaps doesn't work
depending on if you're me or my wife.
Diabetes, often due to diabesity and
requiring a trunk full of medications, is
the elephant of the group.
Depression. I don't personally recall
ever seeing an overly happy Cape buffa-
lo. They always look like they've woken
up on the wrong side of the savannah.
They are the grumpiest beast in all of
Africa and are constantly complaining
to those who would listen, which really
would only be other Cape buffalo and
the occasional ox pecker on their backs.
Osteoporosis. Rhino horns are all
too often turned into dust and powders
in the name of medications, just as the
eggshell skeleton of osteoporotics turns
into chalk dust... requiring medications.
Asthma/COPD. When lions grab a
zebra, wildebeast or wild tourist, they
simply clamp down on the windpipe and
slowly wait for the victim to expire. This
is exactly the sensation of obstructive
lung diseases, though usually without the
claws sunk deep into your cranium.
Hypertension. Leopards, due to
their stealth, are not easily noticed in
the Serengeti, until one suddenly rips
you apart. Blood pressure, the silent
killer, may not be seen coming until one
morning you wake up dead. Leopards
tend to go up trees to eat and stroke
their fur. As our blood pressure goes up,
we tend to stroke too.
And so as not to irk the irksome
hippo, I would like to give the hippo-
THE RIVER - JULY 8, 2011 23
potamus honorable mention as I would
also like to do for cholesterol. Both
are chomping at the bit to be part of
a Big 6. Both are all about dangerous
fat floating around, either in our blood
stream or the Zambezi as the case may
be. So keep your serum hippos down...
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From page 21
and lower the blood sugar level. By
improving insulin resistance, blood pres-
sure as well as cholesterol and glucose
levels, it will also reduce the risk of heart
disease, which is common in diabetics,"
What kind of workout will help bring
diabetes under control in the most effec-
tive way? "Research shows that any regu-
lar physical activity that raises the heart
rate for an extended period of time will
be beneficial," Meredith said, adding that
diabetics should get their doctor's permis-
sion before starting a diet or an exercise
She also noted that strength training
has been proven effective in weight loss
because it lowers body fat, increases lean
muscle, and burns calories more effi-
For more information about Fort
Myers Adventure Boot Camp for Women
email Meredith at getfit@fortmyersadven-
turebootcamp.com or call 220-2269.0
Residents of Fort Myers and Naples
are invited to recycle their gently
worn shoes in an effort to help
distribute shoes to people in need
Soles4Souls Inc. has committed to
collect and distribute shoes to people
living in extreme poverty and recover-
ing from natural disasters. The shoe
charity provides one pair of shoes to
a person in need every seven seconds.
Since 2005, Soles4Souls has distributed
more than 13 million pairs of shoes
because of the generosity and commit-
ment of people and organizations like
Soles4Souls believes partners like
LarsonAllen will challenge others to
become a force for change by help-
ing the charity cater to the evolving
needs of the global community. The
shoe charity recognizes its success is
the result of individuals and industry
partners who clean out closets and
warehouses so individuals around the
world can have a better life through
Soles4Souls and LarsonAllen will be
collecting new or gently worn footwear
and/or donations to make a tangible dif-
ference through the gift of shoes. Every
donation will support the charity's initia-
tive to distribute shoes to those in need.
"With tragedies such as the earth-
quakes in countries like Haiti and Japan,
on top of the enormous needs else-
where, we can use the estimated 1.5 bil-
lion shoes taking up space in the closets
of ordinary people to change the world
one pair at a time," said Founder and
CEO of Soles4Souls, Wayne Elsey.
Elsey added, "We need partners like
LarsonAllen to get behind Soles4Souls.
Donating shoes is one of the most
simple yet profound acts you can do,
because it will greatly improve some-
one's life in the most difficult of times."
Drop your shoes by the office located
at 6810 International Center Boulevard,
Fort Myers 33912, phone 226-9900.
People and companies interested
in donating can visit the organization's
website at www.giveshoes.org.
Clothes4Souls, and Hope4Souls
Soles4Souls collects new shoes to
give relief to the victims of abject suffer-
ing and collects used shoes to support
micro-enterprise efforts to eradicate
poverty. Soles4Souls' other two divi-
sions, Clothes4Souls and Hope4Souls,
provide the same relief and support
through clothing and other necessities.
Donating parties are eligible for tax
advantages. Visit www.giveshoes.org,
www.clothes4souls.org, or www.hope-
4souls.org for more information
Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Everybody is recycling.
Why not your gold?
Team Lily offers the highest return on gold, platinum, silver, loose diamonds,
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We treat you and your items with the integrity and honesty you have come
to expect from Lily & Co. Always private and secure, we never re-sell your
precious memories, they are lovingly recycled and put back
into the market.
Empty that jewelry box and fill your pocket
book today! Call Dan at 239.472.2888
to make an appointment.
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Comments: My sister Dixie and I in my life. My owner could not care for
were lost. Our owner never found us so me anymore and I miss having a real
we both need new homes. Since we're home and someone to love.
Husky and Aussie mixes, some room , Adoption Fee: $10 during the July
to run and play would be ideal. Daily Independence Adoption Promotion.
exercise is important for active dogs too. Don't forget you can get a second cat
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Dress For Success
During her suiting session in preparation of her new position,
Nieves said, "This feels so good! I've never been a lucky person, and I
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Volunteers at the agency help each client choose professional attire
at their Fort Myers boutique, including accessories and shoes, from
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Dress for Success SW Florida Executive Director Barbara Dell said,
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6. LITERATURE: What was Tarzan's real name?
7. MYTHOLOGY: Who was Odysseus' wife?
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9. ECONOMICS: Who wrote the influential book "Wealth of Nations"?
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FOR WEEK OF JULY 10, 2011
ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You dis-
like waiting for promises to be fulfilled and
for commitments to be kept, but resist your
headstrong tendency to push things along.
Your patience will be rewarded.
TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Expect
continuing opposition to your plans from die-
hard detractors. However, your determination
to see things through will carry the day. A
Pisces has romantic ideas.
GEVIINI (May 21 to June 20) You might
be too close to a troublesome workplace situ-
ation to deal with it successfully. Step away
in order to get a better perspective. A solution
soon becomes obvious.
CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You might
suspect that someone you trust has misled you
on an important matter, but a more balanced
view of things reveals a misunderstanding to
be the culprit.
LEO (July 23 to August 22) The Big
Cat's animal magnetism has rarely been stron-
ger. You can either just bask in all that admi-
ration or use it to your advantage, especially
in the workplace.
VIRGO (August 23 to September 22)
Someone who previously balked at cooper-
ating with you on a project suddenly has a
change of heart. Accept both help and advice
LIBRA (September 23 to October 22)
Some hazy issues still need to be cleared
up before you can move on with your new
plans. A friend from the past reaches out to
re-establish old ties.
SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21)
Continued positive fall-out follows that risky
workplace decision you made some time ago.
Your payoff will soon prove to be more sub-
stantial than you expected.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to
December 21) A personal relationship contin-
ues to be affected by a recent unexpected turn
of events. Things need to work themselves
out without finger-pointing.
CAPRICORN (December 22 to January
19) It's a wonderful week for all you capri-
cious Goats to kick up your heels with friends
or family members in some well-earned fun
AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18)
Caution is advised before making a financial
commitment to someone you don't really
know There are better ways to build friend-
ships than with risky fiscal dealings.
PISCES (February 19 to March 20)
Travel plans continue to be favored. A change
of scenery brings new opportunities, both
personally and professionally. Be open to the
BORN THIS WEEK: You have a strong
sense of loyalty that shows itself best in your
relationships with family and friends.
* On July 16, 1863, the draft riots enter
their fourth day in New York City in response
to the Enrollment Act. Although avoiding
military service became much more difficult,
wealthier citizens could still pay a commuta-
tion fee of $300 to remain at home.
* On July 11, 1899, E.B. White, the author
of the popular children's novels "Charlotte's
Web," "Stuart Little" and "The Trumpet of
the Swan," is bom in Mount Vernon, N. Y
White also updated and expanded "The
Elements of Style," an English usage guide
that remains a standard text for many stu-
* On July 15, 1903, the newly formed
Ford Motor Company takes its first order,
from Chicago dentist Ernst Pfenning. The
$850 two-cylinder Model A automobile
with a tonneau (or backseat) was produced
at Ford's plant on Mack Street (now Mack
Avenue) in Detroit, and delivered to Dr.
Pfenning just over a week later.
* On July 12, 1957, Dwight Eisenhower
becomes the first president to ride in a heli-
copter, a Bell UH-13-J Sioux. Eisenhower
suggested the idea to the Secret Service,
which saw it as safer and more efficient than
the traditional limousine motorcade.
* On July 14, 1968, Atlanta Braves slug-
ger Henry "Hank" Aaron hits the 500th home
run of his career in a 4-2 win over the San
Francisco Giants. Aaron hit a three-run shot
in the third inning off Giants' pitcher Mike
McCormick to become the seventh player in
baseball history to hit 500 homers.
* On July 17, 1975, as part of a mission
aimed at developing space rescue capability,
the U.S. spacecraft Apollo 18 and the Soviet
spacecraft Soyuz 19 rendezvous and dock
in space. During the 44-hour Apollo-Soyuz
embrace, the astronauts and cosmonauts con-
ducted experiments, shared meals and held a
joint news conference.
* On July 13, 1985, at Wembley Stadium
in London, Prince Charles and Princess Diana
officially open Live Aid, a worldwide rock
concert organized to raise money for the relief
of famine-stricken Africans. The 16-hour
"superconcert" was globally linked by satel-
lite to more than a billion viewers in 110
* It was prolific British author G.K.
Chesterton who made the following sage
observation: "An adventure is only an incon-
venience rightly considered. An inconve-
nience is an adventure wrongly considered."
* According to the Guinness Book of
Records, the world's longest place name
belongs to a hill in New Zealand, which
is known as Taumatawhakatangihangak
nukupokaiwhe nua kitanatahu. When trans-
lated from Maori, the language of the native
people, the name reads "place where Tamatea,
the man with the big knees, who slid, climbed
and swallowed mountains, known as land-
eater, played his flute to his loved one."
* If you're planning a vacation to the
Four Comers area of the American West, you
might want to consider staying at a bed-and-
breakfast just north of Farmington, N.M. One
of the most unusual lodgings in the country,
Kokopelli's Cave Bed and Breakfast is, as
the name suggests, in a cave. Described as a
"luxury cliff dwelling," the cave is reached
via a footpath from the top of a mesa.
* The poison produced by the golden
poison dart frog, found in the rainforests of
Colombia, is so toxic that one-third of an
ounce is enough to kill 100,000 people.
* In a traditional Hungarian wedding, the
bride is supposed to ensure the health of her
future children by smashing an egg. How the
smashing of an egg is supposed to accomplish
this feat is unclear.
* You might be surprised to learn that
when you snap, the sound isn't produced
when the tip of your finger hits the tip of your
thumb. The sound actually occurs when the
tip of your finger makes contact with the base
of your thumb.
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3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, FI
Phone: 239-472-3644, ext 1
We are currently seeking applicants for
several volunteer positions.
Patient Admission Desk, Baby Bird
Feeders, Gift Shop & Education
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: email@example.com
*RS 3/25 NC TFN
Now hiring Servers, Bakery /Coffee
Baristas, Host/Hostess, and Baker for
IL TESORO's Bakery Shop,"DOLCE
TESORO" in the Tahitian Gardens Plaza.
Competitive pay and growth opportunities
available. Send resume: firstname.lastname@example.org
or call for interview times 239-395-4022
*RR 5/13 BM TFN
BABY SITTER WANTED
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Timbers Restaurant now accepting
applications for Host(ess).
Full and Part-time available. Nights.
Apply between 1-3 daily.
703 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel.
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HELLE'S CLEANING SERVICES
Residential Cleaning to Satisfaction
Sanibel & Captiva * 239-565-0471
Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047
SR 11/13 BTFN
Sanibel-Captiva Care and Companion Service,
LLC Medical appointments, general transportation,
shopping, light meal preparations, and light
cleaning. Our services are customized to meet
our clients needs. Call 239-395-3591, or
for an emergency call 239-472-0556.
SR 10/3 BTFN
While you are away by
retired architect, Sanibel resident.
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NEED COMPUTER HELP?
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Experience. Pc Troubleshooting, Data
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*RR 7/8 CC 7/29
Residential * Commercial
Interior Windows * Carpet Cleaning
SR 11/13 N TFN
SANIBEL HOME WATCH
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.
@RR 10/8 CCTFN
DORADO PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
Full Range of Services * Excellent
Organizational Skills * Island Resident
* Licensed & Insured * 24/7
Call Lisa 239-472-8875
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(Carpentr, maintenance toilets, faucets, ceiling fans, siding doors, etc)
768-0569 or cell 464-6460
Join other "news junkies" every Monday,
10 a.m. to noon, Phillips Gallery, BIG
ARTS, to discuss current events. Donation
$3. Refreshments during break. Tell your
friends. For more information call 395-0900.
SR 4/28 N TFN
Hourly, Daily, Weekly
Captiva Island 472-5800
SR 1/30 BTFN
DOCK YOUR YACHT ON SANIBEL
Prime east end direct access dockage.
Seawall, electricity, water, parking.
Only minutes to the gulf!
*RS 12/17 CC TFN
Valuable watch lost in the vicinity of
the Sanibel Recreation Center.
Please return to owner. Reward.
*NR 5/20 NC TFN
CASH PAID FOR MILITARY ITEMS
Cash Paid For Old Military Items.
Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets,
old guns, awards & more.
Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280.
RR 7/8 CC7/29
MISC. FOR SALE
SONY TRINITRON TV
36" in 7' cabinet, extra speakers
VHS & DISC Players
SR 2/5 N TFN
33 VOLUMES 1992
*RS 2/4 NC TFN
SOFA 80" $100
Chairs @ $50
Leather Sofa 77" $200
68" Sofa $50
*NS 2/4 NC TFN
From page 17
Class dates: July 11 through August 29; 4 to
Cost is $70 for 8 one-hour classes; $12 for
Learning through play, your child will learn
about biodiversity in the garden and how to cre-
ate optimum food and fruit growing conditions
and about implementing and raising chickens,
bees and other beneficial farm animals. Please
Sustainability 101: Build Your Own
Class date: August 27; 9 a.m. to noon
Three-hour workshop price: $50
Learn about solar dehydration techniques both
ancient and modern. Build your own dehydrator
during this workshop and take it home to pre-
serve and enjoy your garden's harvests.
Special Class: Mead and Wine Making
Class dates: July 16 and August 20; 10 a.m.
Price: $40 for a two-hour workshop
Come out to Heartland Gardens and enjoy
this class on how to prepare and brew your own
mead and wine. Everyone leaves with a libation
Great Books 60 Vol
Mint Condition $300
*NS 4/8 NC TFN
WANT TO BUY
Join the Heartland Gardens community in
its mission to ease recession pressures, improve
your health and wellness and green the environ-
ment through food-producing gardens. Have
you always wanted a garden in your home or
business? Let Heartland Gardens install a fully
functioning food-producing garden for you. Grow
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seedlings, and full care/maintenance instructions.
Requires only 15 minutes of maintenance per
100 square feet per day.0
If you would like copies of
The River delivered to
your business or organization,
Please call 415-7732
MARY ALICE HADLEY HAND
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.
NS 7/1 NCTFN
YARD SALE TO BENEFIT
LUTHER VANDROSS LEGG
Luther, a very special dog, has become
very ill. Per the veterinarian's order, Luther
needs ongoing medication but his Mom
can't afford it. Please come to our Yard
Sale for Luther's Sake on Saturday, July 9
from 8 a.m. to noon, 2301 Periwinkle Way
# 5, Sanibel (Casa Mariposa).
*NS 7/8 NC 7/8
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Elegant, Sanibel East End
Canal Front Home with
Boat Dock. Like New!
KEY WEST STYLE
HOME AT THE BAY IN
FORT MYERS BEACH
Fully furnished including
a boat, etc.
*RS 5/13 NC TFN
FOR A FREE LIST
Pfeifer Realty Group
Sanibel Island, FL
*RS 6/17 BMTFN
CONDO FOR SALE
Two bed/two bath unfurnished ground
floor condo, close to Sanibel and
Fort Myers Beach, $89,500.
SR 10/9 N TFN
KODyn & KODD ivioran
Hideaway Country Club
Great View of 18th Fairway
Quiet, 55+ Community
We don't iust list it, we
SELL it! If you are thinking
of SELLING, on or off
Island. Please call us.
We would Love to
interview for the iob!
The Moran Team
John Gee & Company
*RS 7/8 BM TFN
Call Chris Potter at
to see this property.
SanCap One Source Realty
SR 7/30 N 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.
*NS 6/17 CC TFN
PRIME SPACE FOR LEASE
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.
BUSINESS FOR SALE
Downtown Fort Myers Business for sale.
Owner moving out of state.
For information, call 239-689-1660.
*NR 3/18 NCTFN
AI L SPACE WANTED
OFFICE SPACE NEEDED
I would like to rent a desk in an office
on Sanibel beginning August 1.
Kate at 847-804-1805.
*NR 6/17 CC 7/8
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* Immediate Occupancy
* Local/Pro-Active Owners
* Flexible Space Available
SR 4/30 B TFN
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Rental 2 bd - 2 bath. Sleeps 6.
Resort on beach. Shell Island Beach Club.
July 2nd to 9th. $1,000.
CALL FOR DETAILS.
*NR 6/17 CC 6/24
Share house. Close to causeway, two
blocks from beach. Female only,
non-smoker. Single Mom with one female
child possible. $500/month. Available now.
239-472-8464. Ask for Kim.
*RS 3/11 BM TFN
SEEKING YR ROUND RENTAL
Single, non-smoking professional female
seeking 2 bed/2 bath annual rental within
walking distance to the beach.
*NR 6/17 CC 6/24
NEAR BEACH PRIVATE HOME
3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH
3 bedroom, 2 bath Home with heated pool,
in quiet Sanibel neighborhood. Seasonal
and monthly rentals. 239-472-0692 or
*RS 4/1 BM TFN
Island Sun Newspaper & River Weekly News
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
Piling home, 2/2 remodeled, UF, w/d, beach
Cottage, 2 story, w/d, F, walk to beach,
Canal Home, 3/3 pool/dock/lift, walk to
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
RS 10/9 BTFN
ANNUAL RENTAL - SANIBEL
Dunes 3 bedroom piling home,
Call realtor/owner Dan Cohn
*NS 6/24 BMTFN
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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
The Schoolhouse Theater............................472-6862
S.W. Florida Symphony..............................418-0996
Theatre Conspiracy ......................................936-3239
Young Artists Awards................................574-9321
CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS
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
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
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
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
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Southwest Florida Museum of History.........321-7430
True Tours................................ ................ 945-0405
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