FREETake Me Home VOL. 10, NO. 29 JULY 29, 2011From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com New Exhibit Opening At The Sidney & Berne Davis Art CenterThe Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center presents the work of Bradford Shaw Hermann, opening on Friday, August 5, in conjunction with Art Walk. Doors open at 6 p.m. for Art Walk, and the show will continue throughout August. The art center is located in the River District, downtown Fort Myers, 2301 First Street. Bradford, a self-taught artist of 13 years, works primarily in acrylics. His show, No Negatives, will include several forms of painting including his own Message Manifestation, Action, Hard Edge, Arte Povera, Mixed Media and Cubism, as well as palm frond masks and sculptures. He has been creating palm frond art for the past 10 years in Southwest Florida and calls the masks and sculptures, as well as any art created by his hand, Arts of Palm. Bradford refers to the palm frond faces he creates as masks, and says that masks are used by humans daily to protect and hide identities, feelings and emotions, and to mislead. Bradfords inspiration and artistic endeavors have been greatly influenced by his travels. His artist statement is a quotation by Wassily Kandinsky: Abstract art places a new world, which on the surface has nothing to do with reality, next to the real world. Bradford has now created over 1,000 works and not a day goes by that he does not draw, paint, or create. He has exhibited in galleries throughout Southwest Florida and continued on page 4 La Musica Mother Nature An Elephant Knows New Oak Tree Planted At The Old CourthouseOn July 23, the Lee County Department of Transportation coordinated the planting of a new, 35-foot live oak tree in front of the Old Lee County Courthouse in downtown Fort Myers. The tree, donated by ODonnell Landscapes, was planted in the landscape bed east of the new soaring eagle sculpture that was carved by artist Marlin Miller in June. continued on page 7 The new tree was planted near the eagle sculpture created by Marlin Miller from a 100-year-old oak treeThe New Community Thrift Store Has Successful Opening WeekendShell Point Retirement Community recently opened a new venture in Southwest Florida, the Community Thrift Store in South Fouth Myers. The store reported its grand opening weekend in early July was a big success, with many customers finding deals on every shelf. The Community Thrift Store is located at 15501-3 Old McGregor Road next to Planet Fitness in Miners Plaza (the old Kiwanis Thrift Store location) on the corner of McGregor Boulevard and Gladiolus Drive. A dedicated group of around 20 staff members and volunteers were on hand to help shoppers navigate through the store, ring up orders, and carry large purchases to vehicles in the parking lot. Teri Kollath, manager of volunteer services and The Academy for Shell Point, said, More than 75 residents have stepped into a variety of volunteer roles at the thrift store and five more residents signed up to volunteer on the first day! The first day of operation at the thrift store was certainly a success, said Dawn Boren, director of resident life for Shell Point. Overall, its important to recognizecontinued on page 5 Community Thrift Store staff and volunteers
Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And NowSouthward View From Jackson And Bayby Gerri ReavesIn 1973, the country was gripped by the Watergate Scandal, inconvenienced by gasoline shortages, and heartened by a ceasefire agreement in Vietnam. But in downtown Fort Myers, at least one mainstay countered the international turmoil. Customers could still shop at M. Flossie Hill Company, the womens clothing store that had opened in 1905. Despite three locations over the decades, the store had always been located no more than a block from Jackson and Bay. In the 1973 photo taken from the intersection looking south on Jackson Street, a sign (left) points the way to customer parking for Miss Flossies at the northeast corner. In that year, the store was located just a block away at First and Jackson. It moved in after Sears Roebuck vacated the historic Heitman Building to open in the new Edison Mall in the mid-1960s. But by the end of the decade, Miss Flossies store also would vanish from downtown. Other notable changes would occur in the business landscape of that part of downtown too. Visible just down the east side (left) of Jackson Street on what is now the Franklin Arms parking lot is one of the few downtown buildings that sported an art moderne flair. Diagonal from Miss Flossies, the white building originally opened in the early 1940s as Bay Drugs, a Walgreens affiliate, but ended its days in the early 1970s as Tilsons. The Central Hotel one block farther south on the southwest corner at Main Street also would vanish before long, and eventually be replaced by a city parking garage. However, a couple of structures provide continuity between the view of almost 40 years ago and today, although a variety of businesses and offices might have rotated through them in the intervening decades and the faades might have changed. The three-story Bank of Fort Myers Building in the photos center looks virtually the same as it did in 1973. The Lorray Building, originally part of Harvie E. Heitmans store, facing Jackson and behind Miss Flossies, has been renovated with sensible awnings and a style compatible with a redeveloping downtown. Less tangible things remain the same too. Political scandal, gas supplies, and wars persists, but theres no argument that todays Jackson and Bay offers more aesthetic appeal due to the recent utility and streetscaping improvements project: brick streets, attractive sidewalks, sparkling new lampposts, benches, waste receptacles, and even the unwelcome parking meters. Walk down to Jackson and Bay and remember the time when major stores such as Miss Flossies, JC Penneys, and McCrorys called downtown home. Then travel several more blocks south to the Southwest Florida Museum of History at 2031 Jackson Street to learn more about how the view has changed on the street that began as a path within the U.S. Army Fort Myers. For information, call 321-7430 or go to swflmuseumofhistory.com. museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Follow up with more research at the Southwest Florida Historical Society, an all-volunteer non-profit organization at 10091 McGregor Boulevard on the campus of the Lee County Alliance for the Arts. Youll find fabulous archives and friendly volunteers. Drop by Wednesday or Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon, or call them at 939-4044. Source: The archives of the Southwest Florida Historical. The view is much the same after almost 40 years, but Miss Flossies store and the parking lot are history photo by Gerri Reaves The River Weekly News will correct factual errors or matters of emphasis and interpretation that appear in news stories. Readers with news, tips, comments or questions, please call (239) 415-7732 or write to: The River Weekly News, 1609 Hendry Street, Suite 15, Fort Myers, FL 33901. Fax number: (239) 415-7702. E-mail: email@example.com. The River Weekly News reserves the right to refuse, alter or edit any editorial or advertisement.Independently Owned And Operated COPYRIGHT 2011 The River Weekly News LORKEN Publications, Inc.Co-Publishers Lorin Arundel and Ken Rasi Advertising Sales Isabel Rasi Office Coordinator Patricia MolloyGraphic Arts/ProductionAnn Ziehl Sarah Crooks Kris See Photographer Michael Heider Writers Gerri Reaves, Ph D Anne Mitchell Emilie Alfino PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER Contributing Writers Read Us Online: www.IslandSunNews.com Click on The River Jennifer Basey Kimberley Berisford Suzy Cohen Ed Frank Max Friedersdorf Priscilla Friedersdorf Jim George Dr. Dave Hepburn Joan Hooper Audrey Krienen Scott Martell Capt. Matt Mitchell Patricia Molloy Laura Zocki Puerto Di Saggau Scott White In 1973, a sign, left, at Jackson and Bay pointed customers to parking for M. Flossie Hills store. The three-story Bank of Fort Myers Building, center, stands at First and Jackson. courtesy of Southwest Florida Historical SocietyTHE RIVER JULY 29, 20112
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Edison & Ford Winter Estates August ProgramsAugust at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates is highlighted with the return of quilting and stitchery demonstrations in the Edison Caretakers House, Estates Garden Shoppe plant sale and the last week of Edison & Ford Winter Estates Inventors Camp as well as a variety of children and adult programs throughout the month. The August schedule of programs and events include: Edison Coconut Palms Restoration Dedication Ceremony, August 5, 10 a.m. Thomas and Mina Edison loved their coconut palms and planted dozens of them along their McGregor Boulevard fence and at the visitor gate to their winter estate. Join staff, Estates board of trustees, special guests Landscape Architect and Estates Trustee Helen Hendry, garden patron Berne Davis, who remember the Edison coconuts firsthand, and City of Fort Myers Mayor Randy Henderson as the planting of two of the coconut palms are dedicated the restoration process begins that will continue over the next year. Refreshments will be served. RSVP requested by calling 3347419. Monthly Volunteer Meeting and New Volunteer Orientation, August 9, 9:30 a.m. Join Estates curatorial staff and John Kurdyla, author and collector of one of the largest collections of Edison phonographs in Europe. Learn about making music and movies with the Estates collection. This is a regular monthly volunteer meeting and mandatory training for all new Estates volunteers, but potential volunteers are also welcome. Estates Garden Shoppe Summer Plant Sale, August 12 and 13, 9 a.m. 5:30 p.m. Receive 20 percent off plants, books, seeds, supplies and garden art in the Estates Garden Shoppe located in the Estates public Heritage Gardens. Heritage plants propagated in the Estates nursery are available for sale as well as annuals, herbs, fruit trees, butterfly plants and a variety of landscaping plants. Estates horticultural staff will be available to answer questions on Florida gardening. Admission to the Estates Garden Shoppe is always free. Garden Talk: Unusual Plants to add to your Garden, August 13, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Thomas Edison planted many unusual plants on his winter estates that are part of the historic gardens today. Join Estates horticultural staff to learn about native Florida, exotic and heritage plants. Reservations not required. Estates members are free, non-members $5. All participants will receive a $5 gift certificate to be used in the Estates Garden Shoppe. Quilting and Stitchery Demonstration, August 27, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Quilters from the Southwest Florida Quilters Guild and members of the Southwest Embroidery Guild will demonstrate quilting and stitching and will be available to answer questions. Items will be available for purchase. The quilters are preparing for the Estates Annual Clothesline Quilt Show on October 29, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Demonstration is free with purchase of Estates Complete Tour ticket. One Week Left: Edison & Ford Winter Estates Inventors Summer Camp Registration is still open for Estates Summer Camp, August 1 through 5 NEW Smarts in Art session at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates. Camps are open for grades 1st through 6th and sessions are separated by grade levels: 1st through 3rd, and 4th through 6th. Cost for Estates members is $200; non-members $230. Scholarships are available. Registration forms are available on line 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 contact the Estates Education Department at 334-7419. NEW German Language Tour, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. For German-speaking visitors, the Estates offers a German language tour led by an Estates site historian on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. The tour includes the historic homes, gardens, and Edison Botanic Research Laboratory all presented in German. Groups can schedule a German language tour, available throughout the week, by calling the Estates at 334-7419. Behind the Scenes Tour, Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. Visitors will take a behind-the-scenes tour inside the Edison and Ford homes. These tours are offered at no cost to Estates members and $40 for nonmembers. Due to the intimate nature of Behind the Scene Tours, space is limited and registration is required. continued on page 6 Thomas Edison at the Estates visitor gate where coconut palms will be planted on August 5 beginning the restoration of the coconut palms project; Estates Garden Shoppe Plant Sale and Garden Talk on August 13
THE RIVER JULY 29, 20114 Peace Corps Coming To Fort MyersPeace Corps is actively recruiting for thousands of volunteer opportunities in six work areas: education, health, business development and ICT, agriculture, environment, and youth and community development While most Peace Corps assignments require a college degree, there are some positions available for applicants with three to five years of relevant work or life experience and a demonstrated interest in public service. You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply. Peace Corps provides volunteers with full benefits, including: A modest living allowance designed to have you live at the same level of those you are working Paid airfare and travel expenses Full medical coverage 48 days of paid vacation Possible cancellation or deferment of student loans Language, cultural and technical training Opportunities to combine graduate school with Peace Corps service Scholarships, reduced tuition, stipends, and internships to earn a masters degree after service One year of non-competitive eligibility for federal jobs International experience sought after for jobs in the global marketplace Currently there are 318 Florida residents serving in Peace Corps. More than 7,000 Florida residents have served in Peace Corps since 1961. There is no upper age limit to service and the oldest currently serving volunteer is 84. The following event is open to anyone interested in learning more about Peace Corps. GlobeTalk Information Session: Wednesday, August 3, 6 to 7 p.m., Fort Myers Library, 2050 Central Avenue. The session will be held in the meeting room. At the information session, find out how to apply and what its like to work and live overseas. The agenda includes: Returned Peace Corps volunteers will share their overseas experiences in Peace Corps. Learn how to apply for Peace Corps and the benefits of serving including insurance, travel, training, living allowance, housing, and graduate school fellowships. Open discussion and questions from the audience. President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps on March 1, 1961, by executive order. Throughout 2011, Peace Corps is commemorating 50 years of promoting peace and friendship around the world. Historically, more than 200,000 Americans have served with Peace Corps to promote a better understanding between Americans and the people of 139 host countries. Today, 8,655 volunteers are working with local communities in 76 host countries. Peace Corps volunteers must be U.S. citizens and at least 18 years of age. Peace Corps service is a 27-month commitment. Visit www.peacecorps.gov for more information. City Projects AwardedThe City of Fort Myers has chosen Fort Myers-based Sheeley Architects Inc. to design Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) changes to several city-owned projects. The projects selected to receive these improvements include Eastwood Country Club, The Imagainarium, Fort Myers Country Club, City of Fort Myers Yacht Basin, Golfview Pool & Recreation Center, and the STARZ Sports Complex. Each project consists of design modifications to assist persons with disabilities. According to a spokesperson for the City of Fort Myers, The City will make all reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all city programs, services, and activities. For more information, visitt www. sheeleyarchitects.com or call 482-2121. Chinese & Japanese Cuisine Downtown Fort Myers (Post Oce Arcade Next to Hotel Indigo) 1520 Broadway For Takeout & Delivery Tel: 334-6991 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEKMon-urs 11am 10pm Fri-Sat 11am 11pm Sun 12pm 9pm From page 1New Exhibithis work is in hundreds of private collections throughout the United States. He has also illustrated two novel covers and donated his art to such organizations and causes as the Childrens Cancer Foundation, breast cancer, cystic fibrosis, tuberculosis, autism, the Humane Society, animal awareness foundations, Alzheimers and Parkinsons research, and Mote Marine Laboratory. Founded in 1997 by Jim Griffith as Florida Arts, Inc., a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center holds the annual Florida Arts Festival and numerous other exhibitions, gala events, and performances. The Art Centers mission is to nurture innovation and excellence in the visual and performing arts through these events and community outreach programs. Volunteers are needed for the art center to assist with scheduled seasonal events. Contact Sally Joslyn at 333-1933 or PR@sbdac.com. FOREIGN & DOMESTIC HOURS: M-F: 9am 5:30pm Sat & Sun: By Appt.Ich spreche DeutschRandys Auto Repair, LLCwww.RandysAutoRepairLLC.com16191 San Carlos Blvd, Ste 1Fort Myers, FL 33908Tel. 267-2556 BUMPER TOBUMPER Lic No. MV 81675 10% OFF ALL REPAIRS, EXCEPT TIRES & BATTERIESMust Present Coupon at Service Request. Bradford Shaw Hermann The Island DELIVERY SPECIAL BUY 2 BURRITOS GET 1 FREE Greenmarket Rainwater WorkshopThe final July gardening workshop at the Alliance for the Arts GreenMarket is Saturday, July 30 at 10 a.m. It will offer an opportunity to learn about rain barrels and the benefits of rainwater collection from Master Gardener Todd Roy, a horticulturalist at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates. Roy will introduce attendees to the benefit of using rain barrels, provide tips on water conservation, and talk about his latest project, a solar-powered rain barrel irrigation system. Rain barrels will be available for purchase. The GreenMarket takes place at the corner of McGregor and Colonial boulevards in Fort Myers.
5 THE RIVER JULY 29, 2011 From page 1Thrift Store Grand Openingthat the positive outcome of this venture was made possible by countless acts of generosity. First of all, weve had a seemingly endless supply of donations from residents, staff members, and people from the surrounding community. Additionally, the Thrift Store is blessed with an outstanding staff of employees and volunteers who combined their drive and determination to pull it all together. We are looking forward to the continued success of this exciting endeavor. A couple from Fort Myers, Dianne and Dwain Glascock, learned about the Thrift Store Grand Opening in the newspaper. As soon as I read about it, I knew we had to come and take a look, said Dianne. Im glad we did! Ive found some great decorative items for our home. We were honored to welcome our first shoppers during our grand opening weekend, said Debbie Zeis, manager of the new store. Offering a 25 percent discount was simply our way of saying thank you for shopping with us. We hope that everyone will come back for even more great deals. The store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All are welcome to shop as well as make donations. Proceeds from the store will be used to help provide services to meet the needs of seniors in our area. The store carries a wide array of items for all shoppers, including furniture, home dcor, household goods, CDs, books, games, adult and childrens clothing, jewelry, and more. Plus, this store offers items not typically found in resale stores such as building supplies, construction materials, appliances, and fixtures. When an individual or an organization donates items to the store, they receive a tax deductible receipt. To learn more about the Community Thrift Store, contact Debbie Zeis at 2256529. A shopper browses Charles Prichard was pleased to save 25 percent on a refrigerator at the Community Thrift Store Store staff members Dawn Boren, Dianne Morton, and Debbie Zeis with the first dollar made at the store Dianne and Dwain Glascock loved the great deals they found Jerry and Phyllis Ingalls in the checkout line Lee Memorial Auxiliaries$650,000 Pledge To Childrens Hospital Of Southwest FloridaThe Lee Memorial Heath System Foundation recently announced that the Lee Memorial Health System Auxiliaries have made a $650,000 commitment to The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida Building Fund. The Lee Memorial Auxiliary, which serves four hospitals Lee Memorial Hospital, HealthPark Medical Center, The Rehabilitation Hospital and the existing Childrens Hospital facility will be contributing $500,000; the Cape Coral Hospital Auxiliary is contributing $100,000 and the Gulf Coast Medical Center Auxiliary has pledged $50,000. The new 148-bed Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida will be located on the grounds of HealthPark Medical Center in South Fort Myers and is scheduled for completion in 2015. It will serve the ever-increasing needs for general and specialized healthcare services for children. The auxiliaries embraced the campaign as part of their mission to benefit the patients of Lee Memorial Health System and the community. As all-volunteer organizations, their generous support is expected to stimulate the participation of many other community groups in The Childrens Hospital expansion project and will help expedite the journey from vision to reality. Their initiative, their financial commitments, and their recognition of the potential community, regional, state and national impact of Americas Newest Children Hospital on the lives of children everywhere, have generated a powerful momentum for the fundraising efforts. Led by Lee Memorial Auxiliary President Al Kinkle, Cape Coral Hospital Auxiliary President Mary Pat Roleke and Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center Auxiliary President Nancy Stanfield, the Auxiliaries have made a remarkable promise to the children and parents of Southwest Florida. Lee Memorial Health System Chief Human Resources Officer and liaison to the Health System Auxiliaries Jon Cecil said of the gifts, In a time honored tradition, the Lee Memorial Health System Auxiliaries stepped up to the plate with extraordinary generosity to help support this vital program within the health system, while also donating over $300,000 for special equipment and other department requests throughout the system. Added Jim Nathan, president, Lee Memorial Health System, We are truly honored and grateful to have a group of such dedicated individuals who continue to rise to the call of philanthropy through the donation of their volunteer time as well as raising funds wherever and whenever a need is present. For more information on The Childrens Hospital Building Fund, or to make a personal or corporate gift, or to join one of the auxiliaries, contact the Lee Memorial Health System Foundation at 343-6950.
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7 THE RIVER JULY 29, 2011 On July 29 to 31, the Jones/Creal family is hosting its 32nd annual reunion in Fort Myers at the Dr. Carrie Robinson Center. Family members are arriving from Jacksonville; Clearwater; Panama City; Miami; Atlanta, Georgia; Washington D.C.; and Denver, Colorado. On Friday, there will be a meet and greet at the Holiday Inn. On Saturday they will attend a black and white ball and on Sunday, a church service and banquet. JONES/CREAL FAMILY REUNION Nathaniel Campbell, Leslie Floyd, Rose Floyd, John Campbell, Hugh Campbell with their mother Kizzie Floyd, center In this photo at an earlier reunion, from left: Beverly Jones-Brown, Rev. Regina JonesMangrum, Melanie Creal-Jones (now deceased), Ellafair Jones-Swain, Rev. Elisha Jones (now deceased), Bishop Virgil C. Jones, Sr., Elisha T. Jones III, Blondie Jones-Gibson, Jacquelyne Jones-Lamkin and King David Jones From page 1Oak TreeHe created the artwork out of the stump of an historic oak tree that had to be cut down because of structural deficiencies. In addition, Flint & Doyle Inc. transported the tree to the site, and Allied Crane Service provided the crane to lift it into place. The generosity of these three companies will save Lee County approximately $8,000. A small ceremony to dedicate the new eagle sculpture will be held in August on a date to be determined. Landscaping improvements featuring native plants will be phased in over the next six months. Lee Republican Women MeetingLee Republican Women Federated will meet on Monday, August 8. Social hour begins at 5:15 p.m. with dinner and program to follow. Speaker for the dinner meeting is David Mulicka, candidate for Florida State Representative District 75. The meeting will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn-Fort Myers, 12601 University Drive. Cost is $20. For reservations call 432-9389 or email cindylignelli222@ gmail.com. Call For ArtistsThe Art League of Fort Myers extends a welcoming reminder to all regarding its Call for Artists for its juried national exhibition Cele-BRAtion. Because this is a huge venue and the league wants to fill the Harborside Event Center with great art: Deadline for submissions of art is extended to August 10 $1,000 for best of show and fourcontinued on page 17 The tree ready to be lowered into the ground Wine & Dine Wine & Dine on on Sanibel-Captiva p p Nights out on the town Events Concerts Weddings Anniversaries TOLL FREE 1-888-527-7806 LOCAL 472-4160 info@SanibelTaxi.com www.SanibelTaxi.com The Art Of Island Dining The Art Of Island Dining The Art Of Island Dining The Art Of Island Dining Specials Every Day Voted BEST OF THE ISLANDS
Along The RiverEvery Friday in downtown Fort Myers River District, you can listen to live music in the historic Patio de Leon during Friday Night Live from 6 to 9 p.m. On July 29, guitarist/singer/songwriter Raiford Starke is performing. The Patio de Leon is located at 2213 Main Street, Fort Myers in the center of the block formed by First, Hendry, Main and Broadway with entrances on First, Main and Hendry. For more information about Friday Night Live, call 334-4638. On July 30 and 31, Mango Mania returns to Pine Island. The tropical fruit fair is a casual, family-fun event celebrating the areas exotic produce. The festival includes mango and tropical fruit specialty food and beverages, a free mango tasting table, arts and crafts, activities for children, educational talks about tropical plants, trees and plants for sale and a mango recipe book for purchase. Mango Mania is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the German-American Social Club, 2101 Pine Island Road, Cape Coral. Admission is $6 per person, free for children 10 and under. Call 2830888. On Monday, August 1, the Fort Myers Film Festival features locally produced Canvas at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. The series runs every Monday night through August 29. When all that keeps you grounded is taken away, your love, your passion, your life... What is left? Anger and bitterness? Surrender and withdrawal? For young artist Brodey, every care is left behind. He will find that letting go is the hardest thing to do. The film was directed by Brent Saitta and is followed by a question and answer session with the cast. 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 fortmyersfilmfestival.com. On Tuesdays from 7:30 to 10 p.m., listen to great local musicians and singer/songwriters at The Edison Bar and Restaurant. This weeks line-up includes Bill Metts; Alan Bradford and Kevin Dolan; Tom Powell; Frankie Colt and Zach Lombardo; Katelyn Gravel and Brian Jackson; Adam McCardell and Steven Silva; Matt Hembling; and Thomas Godsey with J-Law accompanying on violin. Kick back inside the cool comfort of the bar or step outside onto the Edisons expansive patio overlooking the Fort Myers Golf Course. Tuesday specials include two for $2 tacos and two for one margaritas from 5 to 8 p.m. The Edison also offers a full rage of appetizers, sandwiches, pizzas, and home-style comfort food. Happy hour specials run daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and feature half-priced house brand cocktails, ice cold craft beer or wine. The Edison Restaurant & Bar is open seven days a week for lunch, dinner and cocktails. It is located at 3583 McGregor Boulevard overlooking the historic Fort Myers Country Club. Call 936-9348 or go to edisonfl.com. The name Ichiban means Number One in Japanese, and they certainly are when it comes to preparing excellent Japanese and Chinese cuisine. The downtown favorite opened eight years ago and has been family-owned and operated ever since. In a casual atmosphere that appeals to all ages, sit at the sushi/sake bar or select a table inside the restaurant or outside in the roofed-in gallery. For lunch, try the combination Honey Garlic Chicken served with fried rice and egg roll for $6.95 or sample a selection of Lo Mein, Chop Suey and vegetarian dishes. In addition to daily lunch and dinner specials, Ichiban boasts an extensive Japanese and Chinese dinner menu, including Bento boxes containing shrimp and vegetable tempura and Japanese rice. For quick late-night sustenance on the weekend, try the BBQ Ribs appetizer and wash it down with a cold Kirin Ichiban beer or sake. Ichiban is located at 1520 Broadway, downtown Fort Myers, in the historic Post Office Arcade. Hours are Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 9 p.m. Free delivery is available within the River District. Call 334-6991. Go to The Edison on Tuesday nights for its Showcase of Musical Talent Have lunch in the climate-controlled, historic Post Office Arcade SNAP LITES WIGS & ACCESSORIESWhere the possibilities are endless....50% Off Select Styles1609 Hendry Street, downtown Ft Myers Open Tues Sat from 10am 4pm Open Later by Appointment239.337.1328 Dorothy Rodwell, LMFTLicensed Psychotherapist11615 Chitwood Drive, Suite 120 Fort Myers239-851-7166 Helping you liberate your mind and go where you are joyfulTHE RIVER JULY 29, 20118 Please visit our River Weekly News online advertisers at www.islandsunnews.com. You can click through to their Web sites for more information about real estate, shopping, restaurants and services. Just click on the logos surrounding the front page. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
THE RIVER JULY 29, 20119 HOPE Clubhouse Leaders Speak At Sweden SeminarDebra Webb, executive director of HOPE Clubhouse of Southwest Florida, and Joyce Miller, board member, were invited to present at the ICCD: 16th International Clubhouse Seminar in Stockholm, Sweden. Their topic was New Clubhouses: Welcoming the Next Generation of Clubhouse Communities. There were over 500 people in attendance from Japan, Sweden, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom and other countries. It was an honor to have been invited to present at the International Center for Clubhouse Development Seminar expressed Webb. The ICCD, a nonprofit and nongovernmental organization, was formally established in 1994. It is a global resource for Clubhouse communities, which provide opportunities for people with mental illness to re-enter the worlds of work and friendship and establish personally satisfying lives. Its mission is to establish and support ICCD Clubhouses in every city and town and to coordinate a vital international network that provides ICCD Clubhouses with training, quality assurance, research and advocacy. Hope Clubhouse of Southwest Florida opened its doors in March 2010 and currently serves 55 members; six are in the Transitional Employment Program. HOPE Clubhouse is a community resource that fills a significant gap in the opportunities for people living with mental illness in Southwest Florida. HOPE Clubhouse offers opportunities for meaningful work, education, friendships, and access to housing in a supportive, caring, dignified, and respectful community setting. Debra Webb and Joyce Miller Child Care Agency Celebrates 30th Anniversary Of Career EducatorFriends and co-workers from as far away as Tennessee and Colorado celebrated the 30th anniversary of Dr. Marjorie Wilson with Child Care of Southwest Florida July 15. About 50 people attended a surprise luncheon in Wilsons honor at Edison State College, where Wilson currently is an adjunct professor teaching early childhood courses. She also continues to work with Child Care of Southwest Florida as an instructor of the Florida Child Care Professional Credential. Wilson first joined Child Care of Southwest Florida as an education consultant in 1981, but quickly became the education director for the nonprofit agency for most of her career, supervising the work of 20 early childhood educators. Nancy Coker, operations director of Child Care of Southwest Florida, said thousands of Southwest Florida children received their early childhood education during Wilsons tenure as education chief at the not-for-profit organization. She received her bachelors degree from Wellesley College in Boston, her masters degree from Boston University and her doctor of education degree from Nova Southeastern University in Miami. Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc., is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to providing high-quality child care services throughout Southwest Florida. The agency provides child care for 700 children from infancy through age eight at its six nationally accredited child care centers throughout Lee and Hendry counties. In addition, the agency conducts training for child care workers, and administers the federal food program in 14 counties for child care centers and family child care homes. More information is available at www.ccswfl.org. Nancy Coker and Marjorie Wilson Ann Wilson, Janet Wilson, Marjorie Wilson and John Wilson Child Care of Southwest Florida Executive Director Beth Lobdell and Collier Child Care Resources Director Donna Philp Carol Gross, Elaine Schaeffer of Edison State College, Child Care of Southwest Florida Operations Director Nancy Coker Edison State College Child Care Center Director Martha Kebhart, former Child Care of Southwest Florida CEO Rhea Mike, and Dana Bennett
Churches/TemplesALL FAITHS UNITARIAN CONGREGATIONMember of UUA 2756 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers Six blocks south of the Edison/Ford Winter Estates; two miles north of Colonial Boulevard Minister: Reverend Dr. Wayne Robinson Sunday services: 9 and 11 a.m. Unitarian Summer 2011: 11 a.m. Tapestry of Faith Programs, child care provided Adult workshops: 9:30 a.m. Faith Like a River: Themes from UU History. Phone: 226-0900 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.allfaiths-uc.org ANNUNCIATION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH 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 239-481-2099 BETH SHILOH MESSIANIC SYNAGOGUE 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 email@example.com 239-850-3943 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 available CYPRESS LAKE BAPTIST CHURCH 8400 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 481-5442 Danny Harvey, pastor Sunday Services: Bible study, 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship, 11 a.m. Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting, 7 p.m. CYPRESS LAKE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 8260 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 4813233; Clint Cottrell, pastor Sunday services: 8 and 11 a.m. Traditional; 9:30 a.m. Contemporary; 9:45 a.m. Childrens Church K4J Kids for Jesus CYPRESS LAKE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 8570 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 482-1250 Sunday Traditional Service: 8 and 11 a.m., Praise Service: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School: All times FAITH FELLOWSHIP WORLD OUTREACH MINISTRIES 6111 South Pointe Boulevard, Fort Myers, 278-3638. Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m.; 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 Childrens 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 mile past the intersection of Gladiolus and San Carlos Boulevard on the way to Sanibel. FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST 2390 West First Street, next door to Edison Estates. Sunday Morning Service and Sunday School, 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday Evening Testimony Meeting, 7:30 p.m. Child care provided at all services. Visit our Reading Room for quiet study at: 2281 W. First Street, River District www.spirituality.com and www.christianscience.com 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 239-332-1152 www.fumcftmyers.org Sunday: 9 a.m. Contemporary Worship 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Coffee Fellowship 10:30 a.m. Traditional Worship 5 p.m. Youth Program 7 p.m. Spanish Worship FORT MYERS CHRISTIAN CHURCH (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST) A STEPHEN MINISTRIES CONGREGATION 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 mens 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. IONA-HOPE EPISCOPAL CONGREGATION 9650 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers, 454-4778 The Reverend Dr. John S. Adler, pastor Weekly services: Saturday 5 p.m., Eucharist with Healing Sunday 8 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite One; 9:30 a.m., Family Eucharist with Healing and Church School Tuesday 9:30 a.m., Morning Prayer (in Spanish); Wednesday 9:30 a.m., Eucharist with Healing. Child care available at Saturday 5 p.m. and Sunday 9:30 a.m. services. JESUS THE WORKER CATHOLIC CHURCH: 881 Nuna Avenue, Fort Myers, 481-1143 Masses Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 8 and 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. KINGDOM LIFE CHURCH 2154 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, 218-8343 Pastor Randy and Anita Thurman 10:30 a.m. Sunday Service All are welcome. LAMB OF GOD LUTHERAN/EPISCOPAL CHURCH Corner Cypress View Drive and Koreshan Boulevard, Three Oaks area, Fort Myers, 267-3525 Walter Fohs, pastor; Becky RobbinsPenniman, 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 Gods GroupMESSIAH 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 website: messiahreformed.com 6:30 p.m Wednesday Bible Study noon Sunday Fellowship Lunch Monthly Teen Events see website for podcasts, special events, ministries, calendar, blogs, etc. NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH OF FORT MYERS 16120 San Carlos Boulevard, Unit 10 239-985-8503 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 Childrens programming runs concurrent to Sunday services. Nursery care provided at all services For more information visit: www.newhopefortmyers.org 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 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 methods 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. MeditationInFortMyers.org. SOUTHWEST BAPTIST CHURCH 16940 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, 454-3336 Robert G. Kasten, Pastor Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m. Nursery available 9:45 a.m. Sunday School for all ages Junior Church grades one to five Wee Church Pre-K to K Evening Service 6 p.m. Wednsday Service 6 p.m. ST. COLUMBKILLE CATHOLIC CHURCH 12171 Iona Road, Fort Myers, off McGregor and north of Gladiolus. 489-3973 Father Joseph Clifford. Weekly masses: Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. Weekend masses: Saturday 3 and 5 p.m.; Sunday: 7, 9,11, and 5:30 p.m. Reconciliation is available at the church on Saturdays 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 239-939-4711, www.smlcs.org Wednesday Fellowship: 5:30 p.m. Dinner $5, 6:15 p.m. bible studies Worship: Saturday, 5:30 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. with 9:15 a.m. adult and childrens Bible Study, plus marriage enrichment studies. Divorce Care on Thursdays 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, 10:30 a.m. Religious Education Classes, Midweek, Grades 2-7, Wednesday, 5-6:30 p.m. Preschool Classes, Monday through Friday Confirmation Classes, Wednesday, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. to noon 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 email email@example.com THE NEW CHURCH The New Church of SWFL is located at 10811 Sunset Plaza Circle, by Summerlin and Pine Ridge Roads, behind Zoomers and the ponds. Reverend Nadine Spiritual Recovery, Wednesdays 10 a.m. Healing Service, Wednesdays 11 a.m. and Fridays 6:30 p.m. Sunday Worship Services, 11 a.m. Call for information 481-5535. THOMAS A. EDISON CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH 1619 Llewellyn Drive Fort Myers Just off McGregor across from the Edison/ Ford Winter Estates 334-4978 Senior Minister: Douglas Kelchner Traditional Worship Sundays 10:15 a.m. Website: www.edisonchurch.orgcontinued on page 11THE RIVER JULY 29, 201110
THE RIVER JULY 29, 201111 Fine Italian Dining751 Tarpon Bay Road Sanibel Island, FL239.395.4022www.iltesoro.netReservations Suggested BUY ONE ENTREE, GET ONE FREE!Buy one entree, get one entree of same or lesser value (Up to $25) free. Not to be used with any other promotion, or on any holiday. 18% gratuity will be added to the check before the final discount. Coupon must be presented with order. One per table, please. Daily from 5-6pm. Expires 8--11.31 From page 10Churches/TemplesUNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH FORT MYERS 13411 Shire Lane (off Daniels Parkway one mile west of I-75) Minister: The Rev. Allison Farnum Sunday services and religious education at 10:30 a.m. For information on all church events call 561-2700 or visit www.uucfm.org. 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. WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 9065 Ligon Court, Fort Myers, across from HealthPark Hospital, 481-2125 Senior Pastor: Robert Brunson Sunday Service: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 11 a.m. Blended Worship www.westminsterfortmyers.org 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. Grant Helps Fund Backpack ProgramCommunity Cooperative Ministries Inc. (CCMI) received a grant in the amount of $30,000 from the Walmart Foundations State Giving Program and their Florida Advisory Council. Through the State Giving Program, the Walmart Foundation supports organizations with programs that align with the companys mission to create opportunities so people can live better. The State Giving Program awards grants starting at $25,000 to nonprofit organizations that serve a particular state or region. State advisory councils, made up of local Walmart associates represent each state, including Washington, DC and Puerto Rico. The state advisory councils determine the needs within each state, review all eligible grant applications and make funding recommendations to the foundation. The foundation has adopted four areas of focus: education; workforce development/economic opportunity; environmental sustainability; and health and wellness. Walmart and the Walmart Foundations current focus is on hunger relief, and they have made a $2 billion commitment through 2015 to hunger relief efforts in the U.S. in order to support the record one in six Americans who do not know where their next meal is coming from. Sarah Owen, CEO of CCMI, said the grant dollars have funded a weekend backpack program at Treeline Elementary to feed children who would otherwise go with little or no food on weekends during the school year. The money comes at a critical time for CCMIs programs. The countrys economic downturn has made it more difficult to raise money to continue feeding our communitys hungry. Red Sox team and employees stuffing backpacks at Treeline Elementary Recovery Program Grand Opening The Emmaus House, a Christ-based, long-term residential recovery program, is hosting its Grand Opening event from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, August 1, at 2546 Franklin Street, Fort Myers. This Christ-centered re-entry/recovery program is opening the doors of a new location at Franklin Street to support an in-house program and the community. Everyone is welcome to attend the Grand Opening Open House event to learn more about those involved and how the community can work with them. The thrift store will be open as well and also will be offering business services with computer repair and sales, car detailing, and much more. Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, & Cold Drinks will be served along with entertainment provided by DJ John T. Nichols. Donations will be accepted for the thrift store, and can be made online as well at www.EmmausHouseCorp.com. The Emmaus House Corporation is a group of men and women who are dedicated to Jesus Christ their personal sharing of faith, strength and hope as we mentor people in recovery from their hurts, habits or hang-ups. We serve the residents to assist them to regain and maintain balance and order in their lives through actively living and demonstrating the teachings of Jesus Christ, the 12 Steps, the Bible, and experiences in our own recovery from abuse, family dysfunction, depression, anxiety, grief, relationships and/or addictions to alcohol, drugs, food, pornography, and/or sexual addiction. The Emmaus House residents are comprised of people whose hurts, habits or hang-ups brought them to their bottom and have allowed others who are successfully walking in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ to mentor them. Questions can be directed to Brian Sears, 226-0557. Childrens Home Society Seeks Donations For School Supply DriveChildrens Home Society is collecting donations of school supplies to make sure that children and families in Southwest Florida are ready to succeed in the new school year. Supplies collected will be given to more than 700 children and teens in Childrens Home Societys programs in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. Backpacks and school supplies are needed for children from preschool through high school. Supplies will benefit youth in foster care through Childrens Home Societys Independent Living Program as well as those enrolled in the Developmental Disabilities Program, Healthy Families Florida, and the Early Child Learning Centers in Naples. School supply lists are available at most retail outlets selling school supplies or by calling Childrens Home Society at 334-0222. Drop-off locations for the donations are: Waterman Broadcasting, 3719 Central Avenue, Fort Myers; and Title Connection, LLC, 1415 Panther Lane, #160, Naples. Email editorial copy to: firstname.lastname@example.org
THE RIVER JULY 29, 201112 ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEADS FACTORY TRAINED MERCURY MARINER JOHNSON EVINRUDE SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I/O'S MERCRUISER Courteous Professional Marine Repair Service Dockside Service Serving Sanibel & Captiva For Life472-3380 466-3344 NEW M O T O R S ALE S REB U ILT P O WERH E A D S FA C T O R Y T R A I N E D MER C U RY MARINER JO HN SO N EVINR U DE SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I / O'S MER C R U I S E R C ourteous Pro f essional Marine Repair S ervice Dockside S ervic e S ervin g Sanibel & Captiva For Lif e Your Bottom Your Bottom Specialist Specialist Call on Paint Prices Call on Paint PricesDave Doane Trip To The Middle Groundsby Capt. Matt MitchellWith business slowing down for the summer, I took off for a few days the beginning of last week and went and did what any fishing guide would do on his time off: I went fishing. A client of mine from Orlando had a cancellation on an annual trip to the middle grounds and had given me a call a few weeks before. I jumped right on it. Not since I was a kid had I been out fishing on a head boat. The trip left from Hubbards Marina in Riviera Beach, near St. Petersburg. The boat left Sunday afternoon and returned at 6 a.m. Tuesday. Due to another cancellation a few days before, I even got to take a buddy along. Although I have lived down here more than 30 years, I have never fished the middle grounds and have always wanted to. Packing a few rods, tackle, a change of clothes and a case of oysters, we headed on the two-hour drive. The middle grounds is located roughly 70 to 100 miles west of Tampa and is legendary for bottom fishing action. This area has lots of hard bottom, springs and coral formations which really hold lots of fish. After reading up on what to expect, I was all smiles knowing I would not have to do anything but fish for the next few days. After everyone loaded their stuff on board, we left the marina at Johns Pass for the roughly a nine-hour run out to the first fishing spot. The 75-foot catamaran, Florida Fisherman II, is a big comfortable boat with a 28-foot beam, making for plenty of room for the 48 anglers aboard. Food and bunks are supplied on the trip and after a cheeseburger from the galley and rigging up my rods, I tried to catch a few hours sleep before we dropped down a bait. About 12:30 a.m. we reached our first spot, a hump as the captain described it, that came up from 140 feet to 110 feet. As soon as the lines hit the bottom it was on, not what we were looking for, but non-stop sharks. The threeto four-foot sharks were tangling everyone up and the mates had their hands full. Thirty minutes into this we pulled anchor and moved a few miles. This next spot was hot with lots of big mangrove snapper up to eight pounds. It took me a little while to get the hang of the bite as we were using circle hooks with a 6-ounce weight to hit the bottom. Everyone around me was catching fish. After a few hours and a couple of decent mangrove snapper, the bite slowed and we moved. At every stop, the bite was on. Mangrove snapper were the main fish being caught with a few red grouper and plenty of big gag grouper and amberjacks, which had to be released as season is closed on these two species. We fished through the night until, a few hours after sun-up, the bite slowed as we had been told it would. Moving spot to spot we picked up a few fish here and there with almost always someone hooked up all the time. At one point in the afternoon we had a few mahi mahi around the boat and a couple were even caught. The wide variety of species was really cool and included a few scamp grouper. Every time you dropped a bait you had no clue what kind of fish you would reel up next. My main goal on this trip was to catch a red snapper as this was the last day of red snapper season and I had never caught one before. Anglers on both sides of me had caught a few but for some reason I just could not get it done. Just before sunset the captain had one more hump to fish that he said had been holding good numbers of red snapper. We caught red snapper one after another and I had my two-day limit of four in less than 15 minutes. Everyone on the boat caught the snapper for about 30 minutes until the bite quit. Making one more stop before we headed in, a few anglers got a few more red snapper along with the biggest one taken on the trip, which was right around the 15-pound mark. This trip was a blast and I would suggest it to anyone. The captain, who is also the owner of the business, really has this long range overnight fishing down. His family has operated a charter boat for the last 40-plus years. The only thing that was better than the trip was all the fish I gave away and the Red Snapper Oscar I made with king crab my first night home. 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 questions email email@example.com. Send Us Your Fish TalesThe River Weekly would like to hear from anglers about their catches. Send us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of catch, species and weight, and include photographs with identification. Drop them at the River Weekly, 1609 Hendry Street, Suite 15, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Our catch from the trip 4 8 1-47 33 12600 McGre g or Blvd, Ft M y ers w ww. scuba vi ced iv e r s com Swim wit h t he Fishe s BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island
THE RIVER JULY 29, 201113 CROW Case Of The Week: Roundsby Emilie AlfinoEvery morning at around 9:30, CROW staff, students and volunteers in fact, anyone who is interested is welcome stop what they are doing and head to the second floor of the clinic for rounds. Rounds is, in part, a time to go over whatever anybody wants to talk about, whether its a particular case, disease processes, radiographs, and sometimes we have to do some housekeeping, explained Dr. Amber McNamara. Primarily, though, rounds is a teaching tool. Sometimes we spend the whole time teaching. Its a time when the students are all together and even though theyre obviously learning as they go every day, hopefully during rounds they can ask questions or bring up topics they want to know more about. Rounds is their time. When people hear rounds in relation to a health facility, they likely expect it to be a doctor visiting his or her patients at bedside. We cant do rounds the way doctors do in hospitals, Dr. Amber explained, because a whole group of people standing at an animals cage would be too high-stress but we can talk about them. Interestingly, in certain circumstances and for the same reasons, thats changing in some human situations, too. In some hospitals with ACE (Acute Care for Elders) wards, rounds take place in a conference room where one by one, health professionals talk about the patients. Each team member doctors, nurses, rehabilitation therapists might add some observation or clarify some fact. The reason is the same one Dr. Amber gave: an entire team of people at a patients bedside would be invasive, intimidating or frightening to the patient. Is this an improved way of doing things common to the animal and human worlds? On rounds this day, it was someones request to talk about herbs and how they do different things for healing. It was a full half-hour of teaching. Dr. Amber explained the use of Chinese and western herbs. The Chinese herbs are available only by veterinary prescription, while western herbs are made for human consumption and available at health food stores. In addition, Chinese herbs are used in conjunction with acupuncture. Dr. Amber referred students to the Chinese Veterinary Herbal Handbook, by Huisheng Xie, DVM. For a more reader-friendly option, she suggested Four Paws, Five Directions: A Guide to Chinese Medicine for Cats and Dogs, by Cheryl Schwartz, DVM. Western herbs include yarrow and peppermint, which are used for digestive problems; St. Johns Wort, which is used for nerve injuries; eye bright, which helps bring blood flow to the back of the eye; liver detox, which includes milk thistle and dandelion and does exactly what it says: helps detoxify the liver. Calendula is topical and used for skin wounds; its both soothing and healing. There are many more; those are just a few. These herbs can be supported with vitamins and pain medications as needed. Dr. Amber went to the Chi Institute in Reddick, Florida, which teaches traditional Chinese veterinary medicine, and took Introduction to Small Animal Acupuncture in 2007; she also took two herbal courses online. She is now a certified veterinary acupuncturist. Through her experience, she has discovered that herbs seem to be particularly effective with trauma, and that gopher tortoises seem very receptive to acupuncture. I hope rounds is fun for the students and not just me going on about things, said Dr. Amber. Its one of the two points of this job that I love: helping the animals and teaching the students and volunteers. Usually rounds is just a half hour out of the day and its a chance for the students to take a break and maybe learn something too. 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 www.crowclinic. org. From left: Jessica Brugler, DVM, Zachary Johnson, Dr. Amber McNamara, Lesley Swisher and Shion Kremer Eco-Cruises And Junior NaturalistsCaptiva Cruises has introduced a new Eco-Cruise Expedition series. The Science at Sea Cruise will be one of five cruises included in the program. On this hands-on adventure, children and adults will be able to try their hands at marine biology. A trawling net will be used to observe and identify some of the unique inhabitants within our back bay waters, and information will be collected for the SanibelCaptiva Conservation Foundations (SCCF) ongoing water quality research. The Eco-Cruise Expeditions will also include the Shoreline Discovery Cruise, which will travel to a secluded beach accessible only by boat to explore nature that often goes unnoticed, followed by lunch on North Captiva; the Beach & Shelling excursions to Cayo Costa State Park; the Dolphin & Wildlife Adventure Cruise with SCCF; and the Night Sky Astronomy Cruise. Children can take part in Captiva Cruises Junior Naturalist program. Upon completion of two of these designated Eco-Cruise Expeditions, participants will receive a Captiva Cruises Junior Naturalist certificate. After their first adventure, children ages two to 14 will receive a $5 off coupon towards the second Eco-Cruise Expedition. Captiva Cruises also offers lunch cruises to Cabbage Key and Useppa Island, Boca Grande Sailing Adventures and sunset cruises. Additional information and reservations for any of Captiva Cruises tours and programs may be obtained by calling Captiva Cruises at 472-5300. 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Such was the case with John George Nicolay who served as President Abraham Lincolns private secretary during the American Civil War, witnessing close from inside the administration the debate and decision-making that forged the Union response to the Southern secession. Nicolay came to that high position with typical qualifications of that era: journalism, sound party affiliation, and personal connections. Nicolay was born in Bavaria in 1832 and emigrated to America with his parents six years later. The family settled in Illinois and young Nicolay became a newspaperman in Pittsfield, eventually gaining ownership of the paper, but gave it up in 1857 to become a clerk in the office of the Illinois secetary of state. The office was frequented by a tall, lanky lawyer from Springfield. Lincoln stopped by to look up election returns and met the 25-year-old Nicolay, by then a Republican in politics. After gaining the Republican nomination for president in 1860, Lincoln hired Nicolay to help with the mail, and when Lincoln won the presidency, Nicolay in turn hired John Hay to help with even greater amounts of correspondence. The team went to the White House and were at the presidents elbow for his four-year term and after his re-election in 1864 before the assassination in Fords Theater on April 15, 1865. Naturally, Nicolay, who lived until 1901, possessed both strong opinions and deep knowledge of the conflict, which he had observed from its highest level of politics and grand strategy. After the war Nicolay married and served as consul in Paris, and he and Hay gained lasting fame as Lincolns biographers. In 1881, Nicolay also wrote The Outbreak Of Rebellion, a first-hand account of the Civil War starting with the secession fever that gripped the South; the opening guns at Fort Sumter; Lincolns masterly efforts to keep the border states in the Union, and the stunning Union defeat and chaotic retreat in the first major battle of the war in the summer of 1861 at Manassas Junction (Bull Run) near Washington. From his inside perch at the White House Nicolay had an intimate knowledge of the individuals and actions involved. His account has the urgency and immediacy of events happening now, rather than 150 years ago. Nicolays disappointment is still palpable after a century and half when Robert E. Lee, an officer of great promise, declines President Lincolns offer to lead the Northern military forces, and instead, accepts the Virginia command against the United States. (Everybody knows how that worked out). The Outbreak Of Rebellion, by John G. Nicolay. Originally published in 1881 by Scribners, New York. Reissued in paperback by Plenum Publishing Corp., New York, 226 pages, eight maps, $12.95. Improve Your English At A CafPractice speaking English at the English Caf, a free conversation session for adults whose native language is not English and are seeking to improve their English language skills. Each 90-minute session provides adult learners an opportunity to practice speaking English with native speakers. English Caf is offered every week at participating Lee County Library System libraries now through September 23, and October 10 through December 16. Participants may start at any time and advanced registration is not necessary. Anyone interested in improving their language skills is welcome. The native speakers are trained to work with a broad range of cultures as well as languages. English Caf participants will learn to improve their English to communicate and feel more at ease socially and culturally in the United States. The ability to communicate with government and private service providers, schools, businesses, emergency personnel, and many other people in the United States depends greatly on the ability to speak English. In 2000 the U.S. Census Bureau asked people aged five and over if they spoke a language other than English at home. Among the 262.4 million people aged five and over, 47.0 million (18 percent) spoke a language other than English at home. If you know of someone who could benefit from practicing English, tell them about this service. Persons interested in volunteering as a native speaker can reach Outreach Services Manager Maria Palacio at533-4440. English Caf Locations and Times: English Caf will run now through September 23 and October 10 through December 16. Lakes Regional Library: Monday, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Meeting Room B, 15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers 33919 East County Regional Library: Monday, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Meeting Room, 881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres 33971 Cape Coral Library: Tuesday, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Conference Room, 921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral, 33914 South County Regional Library: Wednesday, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Computer Lab, 21100 Three Oaks Parkway, Estero, 33928 Northwest Regional Library: Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Multi Purpose Room A, 519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral 33993 East County Regional Library: Friday, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Meeting Room, 881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres 33971 Cape Coral Library: Friday, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Conference Room, 921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral, 33914. Next Month At The North Fort Myers LibraryAugusts roster of activities at North Fort Myers Public Library offers topics for all ages. The following activities are free to the public: Adults Books and Bites, 10:30 a.m. Monday, August 1 During this monthly social hour, discuss any books in any format, or movies that have piqued your interest. The library provides the coffee and refreshments, and you provide your enthusiasm. Registration is requested. Miss Marple Monthly Knitters, 2 p.m. Tuesdays, August 2, 16 These sessions are for knitters and crocheters of all levels. All are invited to visit and share project and technique ideas. Registration is required. Book Discussion: Shilpi Somaya Gowdas Secret Daughter,2 p.m. Thursday, August 18 This first novel by Shilpi Somaya Gowda explores motherhood, loss, identity, and love through the experiences of an American and an Indian family. Registration is required. Family Turkleberry & Friends, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 2 Help Turkleberry the Clown and friends celebrate National Clown Week. Registration is requested. Family Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, August 24, 31 This program is for the whole family and lasts about 30 minutes. Registration is required. Karls Kritters, 3 p.m. Saturday, August 27 Enjoy puppets, ventriloquy, and a little magic at this performance by Karl Vick. Children Kids Read Down Fines, 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, August 6 Children and teens can earn a $2 coupon for every 15 minutes of reading during the allotted time in the designated area of the library. For ages 18 and under. Coupons may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only. Teens Kids Read Down Fines, 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, August 6. See above. The North Fort Myers Public Library is located at 2001 N. Tamiami Trail NE in North Fort Myers. For more information about a program or to register, call the library at 533-4320. A sign language interpreter is available with five business days notice to library staff. An assistive listening system isavailable; request at desk. Check the Lee County Library Systems Web site at http://library. leegov.com, or pick up an events calendar, to find out about programs at other locations. Call the host library, or Telephone Reference at 479-INFO (4636) for more information about a specific program.
17 THE RIVER JULY 29, 2011 Lakes Regional Library ProgramsThe August roster of activities at Lakes Regional Library offers topics for all adults and families. The following activities are free to the public: Adults English Caf 6 p.m. Mondays, August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. Practice your English with English Caf, a free conversation session for adult ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) and ESL (English as a Second Language) students. Each 90-minute session provides adult learners an opportunity to practice speaking English with native speakers. Participants may start at any time. Advanced registration is not necessary. Book Discussion: Wes Moores The Other Wes Moore, 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 16 Read and discuss the story of two boys with the same name growing up in similar circumstances in Baltimore who end up living very different lives. The author examines eight years in the lives of both Wes Moores to explore the factors and choices that led one to a Rhodes scholarship, military service, and a White House fellowship, and the other to drug dealing, prison, and eventual conversion to the Muslim faith. Registration is required. Family Storybook Cinema, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, August 3, 10 Make a special summertime trip to the library for storytime cinema programs. Storytime activities will be interspersed with animated childrens books on the librarys big screen. All ages are welcome. Registration is required. Meet a Honey Bee, 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, August 6 Did you know that bees help make many of our favorite foods, like watermelons, lemons, strawberries, almonds and broccoli? The Beekeepers Association of Southwest Florida will bring in an observation hive and children will see the dayto-day activities within the hive without disrupting them. Watch as the bees build their hive, produce honey and do the bee dance. Registration is required for this sting-free event. Children Meet a Honey Bee, 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, August 6. See above. 39 Clues, 4 p.m. Tuesday, August 9 Join in the fun, games and activities to celebrate the popular 39 Clues series of books. Remember: Solve the clues before anyone else does! For grades three to five. Registration is required. Music Together, 10 a.m. Thursday, August 11 Do you want your children to love music? Friends from Family Music Time will create a relaxed, playful environment to share songs, play instruments, and learn rhythm patterns. For ages three through five. Registration is required. Kids Read Down Fines, 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, August 13 Children and teens can earn a $2 coupon for every 15 minutes of reading during the allotted time in the designated area of the library. For ages 18 and under. Coupons may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only. Teens Kids Read Down Fines, 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, August 13. See above. The Lakes Regional Library is located at 15290 Bass Road in Fort Myers. For more information about a program or to register, call the library at 533-4000. A sign language interpreter is available with five business days notice to library staff. An assistive listening system is available; request at desk. Check the Lee County Library Systems Web site at http://library. leegov.com, or pick up an events calendar to find out about programs at other locations. Call the host library, or Telephone Reference at 479-INFO (4636) for more information about a specific program. continued from page 7Call For Artistsawards of excellence at $250 The artist shares 25 percent commission on the sale of art donated to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation 75 percent from sale of art paid to the artist Open Theme: Artists painting does NOT have to be about breast cancer See the Rules and Application form at www.artleagueoffortmyers.org. 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THE RIVER JULY 29, 201118 Jet Blue Park The New Red Sox Spring Training Homeby Ed FrankRising rapidly from the ground on the east side of Fort Myers is the $77.9-million Jet Blue Park the new state-of-the-art spring training home for the Boston Red Sox. It is, however, much more than an 11, 000-seat replica of Bostons historic Fenway Park. The grounds also will include six practice fields, facilities for the Red Sox minor league operations, six lighted soccer fields and parking for 3,400 vehicles. Jet Blue Park not only will be used for major and minor league spring training, but will serve year round as the physical training and rehab location for Red Sox players. Were right on time and right on budget, said Bob Taylor, project manager for the sprawling facility. January 12 is the completion date, giving us a month to move in and set up offices as players report in mid-February, he added. About 200 construction workers are currently employed at Jet Blue Park which is located on Daniels Parkway about one mile east of I-75. The stadiums curved seating bowl is complete and ready for the installation of seats. The playing fields have been leveled and sanded and will be seeded in August. Major and minor league clubhouses and office structures are being framed. The stadium itself will be an exact replica of Fenway with the same dimensions and playing characteristics, including the famous Green Monster in left field. The City of Palms Park in downtown Fort Myers has served as the Red Sox spring training home since 1993. However, the lack of parking and the inconvenience of having the practice facilities and minor league operations two miles away resulted in Lee County building the new facility or face the likelihood that the Red Sox would move elsewhere. The Red Sox have signed a new 20-year commitment to remain here. Left unanswered, however, is the future use of the City of Palms Park. Efforts will continue to bring a third major league team here, and there has been talk of converting the stadium into a national swimming complex. With the permanent training and rehab headquarters part of Jet Blue Park, it is likely that some Red Sox players will make their home here to take advantage of the modern equipment year round. Every spring, the Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins face each other at least five or six games in competition for the Mayors Cup. Now they will have to travel no more than 10 minutes the distance between the Twins Hammond Stadium and the new Jet Blue Park. Fort Myers Bert Blyleven Now a Hall of Famer It took 14 years of frustration and disappointment, but last Sunday was Bert Blylevens dream come true as he was installed in baseballs Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. Blyleven, who spent 14 years on the Hall of Fame ballot before receiving the necessary 75 percent voting approval, struck out 3,701 batters in a 22-year major league career, the fifth most of all time. He also is only one of two pitchers to win games before their 20th birthday and after their 40th birthday. Blyleven, who lives in Fort Myers, spent 11 seasons with the Twins and is their all-time leader in pitching complete games at 141. Tough Stretch for Fort Myers Miracle It has been a tough second-half season for the Fort Myers Miracle having lost five consecutive games through Monday of this week. The Miracle were swept on the road last week at Clearwater, losing four in a row. And they began an eight-game home stand Monday dropping a 6-1 decision to the Tampa Yankees. Following three more games with Tampa this week at Hammond Stadium, the Miracle host Lakeland this weekend with 7:05 p.m. starts Friday and Saturday, a 1:05 p.m. matinee Sunday and conclude the home stand with a 7:05 p.m. game Monday against Lakeland. The Miracle began the week with a 14-17 second-half record. JACARANDAThe Entertainment Nightly in Sanibels Social Scene1223 PERIWINKLE WAY, SANIBEL 472-1771 Happy Apps $5.95Sesame Encrusted Ahi Tuna, Crispy Fried Calamari, Chilled Oysters, Steamed Shrimp, BBQ Beef Satays Snow Crab Legs, Chicken WingsSanibels Best HAPPY HOUR4 7 p.m. Nightly in the lounge2 for 1 DrinksCall & Well Liquor, Draft Beer Selections, Select House Wine Jet Blue Park under construction New Professional Development Webinar Series: Difficult EmployeesFlorida Gulf Coast University Office of Continuing Education and the John Scott Dailey Institute of Government announce the launch of a new series of professional development webinars. Titled Managing Difficult Employees, the first webinar will be offered online at fgcu.webex.com on Thursday, August 4, from 10 to 11 a.m. Early registration through July 31 costs $59 per person, and $79 on or after August 1. Participants may register for the webinar at fgcu.webex.com. In this webinar, participants will learn to identify common behaviors of difficult employees. They will learn a proven system that will help to correct unacceptable behaviors demonstrated by the difficult employee. The Office of Continuing Education provides non-credit learning opportunities for the working professional as well as customized training programs to meet the needs of local business and industry. It provides high-quality, integrated, and innovative programs that enable participants to achieve their career and learning objectives through access to affordable education and employment skills training. It offers a variety of continuing education units, contact hours, certificate programs, lectures, short courses, online courses, conferences, symposia and seminars. For more information on private or public sector training, development and certification programs, contact 425-3270 or go online at www.fgcu.edu/ced. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
THE RIVER JULY 29, 201119 Local Father And Son Prepare For Special OlympicsShell Point Golf Club is helping local residents Bob and Jacob Miller prepare for the Special Olympics golf division. Bob and Jacob, father and son, will participate in the 2011 Special Olympics as a team, and this will be their fourth year together. This will mark Jacobs fifth year of participating because he entered into the skills portion of the golf division in 2007. Jacob has autism, and this is the first year that the Millers approached the Shell Point Golf Club about using the facility to prepare for the Special Olympics. To qualify for the event, they have to submit eight score cards to the Special Olympics committee prior to the regional competition to be considered as participants. By working with Michael Mongoven, director of golf continued on page 21 Jacob teeing off at the Shell Point Golf Club, where he has been practicing Jacob and Bob Miller Bob and Jacob preparing for the regionals MENS LEAGUE MENS LEAGUE STILL ACCEPTING PLAYERS STILL ACCEPTING PLAYERS CONTACT THE PRO SHOP CONTACT THE PRO SHOP
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Free Job Training Soon In Medical Front Office SkillsLee County residents currently working at low-skill, low-paying jobs who have not had an opportunity for higher education or previous job training may take advantage of cost-free job training in medical front office skills to increase their pay. The seven-month no-cost job-training program starts October 4, and class will graduate in May 2012. Telephone interviews will be accepted now through September 30. The class is filled on a first-come, first-served basis and fills up quickly. All applicants must be workinglow-income, must provide proof of earned income, proof of high school diploma or GED, pass a basic assessment in reading, language and spelling, and pass a criminal background check. This training is available through the Lee Education and Employment Program and is funded by a Community Services Block Grant. The federal grant gives lowincome persons the opportunity to raise their income and enter a new career at the front desk of a medical facility or in medical records. The Medical Office Skills (certificate) program includes keyboarding and computer applications, medical terminology, medical front office procedures, basic billing and coding, electronic medical records, HIPAA training and Heartsaver AED certification. Assistance with resums, job search, and interview skills are also included in the program. The program won a 2001 National Association of Counties Achievement Award for employment and training and was the only county program in the United States to win a 2002 Public Service Excellence Award. Successful applicants must have reliable transportation to the classes, which are held 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday nights at High Tech Center Central, 3800 Michigan Avenue, Fort Myers. The L.E.E. Program covers all costs for tuition and books and can cover childcare cost during class hours. Contact Marti Mills at 533-7933 for a telephone screening to determine eligibility. Information is also available at http:// dhs.leegov.com/programs/familyselfsufficiency/Pages/LEEProgram.aspx. Firm Celebrates Partners 25 Years Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company, PA has announced that firm partner Randy Wright is celebrating 25 years of employment with the company. Wright is the tax partner with the firm. He is a certified public accountant and a graduate of the University of South Florida. Wright specializes in tax services for corporations, partnerships, estates and trusts. He also has industry expertise including medical practices, construction companies, retail and manufacturing. Students Named To Deans ListThe following local residents have been named to the deans list at the Savannah College of Art and Design for spring quarter 2011. Fulltime undergraduate students who earn a grade point average of 3.5 or above for the quarter receive recognition on the deans list. They are: Hillary Gunder of Fort Myers is seeking a bachelor of fine arts degree in fibers. Adeshola Adigun of Cape Coral is seeking a bachelor of fine arts degree in writing. The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution conferring bachelors and masters degrees to prepare talented students for professional careers. As the most comprehensive art and design university in the world, SCAD offers more than 40 majors and more than 50 minors at distinctive locations in Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia; in Hong Kong; in Lacoste, France; and online through SCAD eLearning. Dorothy Rodwell Our email address is email@example.com Everybody is recycling. 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THE RIVER JULY 29, 201121 From page 19Special Olympics for Shell Point Golf Club, they were able to make arrangements to practice on the course weekly, and Jacob even signed up to participate in the summer golf camp that was offered at the course in June. Shell Point Golf Club and Mike Mongoven have been so flexible and accommodating for us, said Bob Miller. Their willingness to work with us and our schedules has given us the chance to practice for the competition more often than we would have anywhere else. We are close to home and the staff at their golf course is wonderful to work with. When asked what his favorite part of playing golf is, Jacob said putting is the most fun, but that he really enjoys driving now after learning more about how to control it in the summer golf camp. The Millers will head to Naples for the regional competition on August 6, and if they pass through that round, will then plan to participate at the state level. The state tournament always takes place in Orlando and will be held in September. Jacob has already made it to the state level three times before, once in 2007 for his skills, and in 2008 and 2010 as a team with his father Bob. The Lee County Special Olympics is a program that has been around for over 30 years, and the golf program was started 11 years ago. Local teams in the golf program have made it all the way to the nationals and have held the national champion title for the Special Olympics golf category. The Special Olympics program trains athletes with intellectual disabilities in various sports, and they do not modify the rules of the game. Each athlete learns the international rules of each sport, and coaches are hired on their experience with the sport, not on their experience with disabilities. This program is set up so participants are trained as athletes. All donations for this program benefit the local athletes. The Lee County Parks and Recreation offices assist the program with the administration aspects of operation to make sure all donations go to the athletes and their sports training. This year Lee County has six athletes participating in the golf category. Most compete as teams, but this year they do have two athletes playing as singles, and their previous partners are now their caddies. The local program has over 460 athletes who are regularly participating in the Special Olympics, and serves over 2,000 in the local school system. Their office staff consists of two full-time staff members and many dedicated volunteers. School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My child has been homeschooled for the past six years and is now going to public school for the first time this fall. I want to be a good parent, help my child, and be active at her school. What kinds of things can I do that will be helpful? Maria L., via e-mail Maria, Parent involvement with both your child and the school is one of the most important things you can do to help your child be successful. Sometimes it is difficult to make that connection with the school given a busy work schedule or if your own school experience was not a good one; however, this is an extremely important relationship that is worth developing. According to research reported by the National Association of School Psychologists, when families are involved in education, there are very positive benefits for students, teachers, and families. Students display better attitudes toward school and learning, higher achievement and test scores, improved behavior, increased homework completion, greater participation in academic activities, and improved school attendance. At home, parents can make sure that they: Monitor homework completion. Talk with your children about their assignments, understand what they are studying and review their progress. Participate in leisure reading with your children at all ages. Its fun to read the same books as your children and then discuss them. Communicate often with your children about academic and behavioral expectations; give them constructive praise and support. Here are a few ways for parents to be active at school: Participate at school as volunteers and committee members. Participate in school functions, athletics, and other extracurricular activities. Regularly communicate with the teacher(s) about your childs progress. Participate in adult educational opportunities offered by the school. Be actively involved in school decisions as presented by the school or Board of Education. Many teachers have special activities designed for parent volunteers. Make sure to ask your childs teachers what would be helpful. Very often the schools parent association will have projects and committees for which you can volunteer. While it may be easier to join a parent group or volunteer when your child is in elementary school, it is equally important to stay involved while your child is in high school. Volunteering with other parents during the high school years can help parents stay connected to each other in an informal parent network, which is always helpful. These are just a few suggestions on how to become and stay involved in your childs educational journey. There are many more ways to be involved; the key factor is that you are involved. Ms. Greggs is adjunct faculty at Edison State College where she teaches psychology and education courses. She is also Nationally Certified School Psychologist and consultant for School Consultation Services, a private educational consulting company. Questions for publication may be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Not all questions submitted can be addressed through this publication. Solar Solutions12995 S. 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THE RIVER JULY 29, 201122 deaRPharmacistHaving Bad Dreams? It Could Be Your Medicineby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: My doctor is referring me to a psychologist because Im having so many bad dreams. These are new for me, and while I believe that dreams are telling I cant help but wonder if its something Im taking. In the last six months, Ive begun taking three new prescriptions. Could my drugs have any bearing on my sleep or dream state? TH, Denver, Colorado Yes, medications can definitely impact the way you sleep, and cause vivid dreaming, lucidness, and even nightmares. There are over 130 medications that can cause nightmares and Ive posted the list at my website, www. SuzyCohen.com because I dont have the room to do so here. Ill mention a few of those drugs shortly, but for the moment, lets talk about nightmares. Its normal to have them on occasion, but not all the time. I believe that dreams are a way for our unconscious mind to get our attention about a life situation, one that is particularly troubling. They are frightening and often contain emotional content or vivid details that stick with you throughout the day, if not forever. Nightmares are fairly common in children, but they are not usually associated with any underlying psychological problems. About 5 to 8 percent of the adult population, mostly women, have to deal with recurring nightmares. Just FYI, nightmares are considered one of the hallmark symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Many war veterans and child abuse survivors can attest to this. But as I said earlier, medications can trigger nightmares too. Below is a list of some of the most popular drugs or dietary supplements I can think of that have the potential to affect dreaming. If you see your medication on the list, and nightmares have become troublesome for you, then speak to your doctor about lowering your dose a little bit, switching medication categories, or trying something natural. Albuterol a popular inhaler used for asthma or bronchospasm Alprazolam and diazepam these medications are used for relaxation or sleep Amitriptyline and doxepin two older antidepressants Statins a class of medications used to reduce cholesterol Bisoprolol a blood pressure drug Carbidopa/levodopa used in Parkinsons disease Cetirizine an antihistamine Citalopram and Escitalopramtwo newer popular antidepressant Fenfluramine an appetite suppressant used for weight loss HCTZ (Hydrochlorothiazide) a popular diuretic used to reduce blood pressure Levofloxacin An antibiotic Melatonin a natural sleep aid, but excessive amounts can cause nightmares Mugwort a natural herb sometimes used to expand consciousness and dream states, as well as for digestive health Propranolol used for high blood pressure, migraines and heartbeat irregularities Zanamivir inhaled drug used for Influenza Zolpidem popular sleep medication DID YOU KNOW? Researchers just learned that when you get a sunburn, a pain-causing protein called CXCL5 goes way up. Taking an aspirin helps relieve sunburn pain. This information is not intended to treat, cure or diagnose your condition. Suzy Cohen is the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and is a registered pharmacist. To contact her, visit www. dearpharmacist.com. Dr. DaveSummer Callsby Dr. Dave HepburnAs I recall, the happiest time of my schoolboy daze was summer. My teachers, oddly enough, recall the same thing. Summertime and the living is so easy that I still make a point of taking summer off. Could be in the throes of doing a surgical liposuction but if its 12:01 June 21, I will put down my scalpel and suckers. Sorry folks but summer calls. Return to the OR after Labour Day with new shoes, underwear and a lunch box with a superhero on it, and finish sucking and sewing the patient up. (Using this technique, I guarantee theyll have lost weight.) But to make sure we all show up on Labour Day with our superheroes and underwear intact, remember: When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors The majority of those who die from lightning strikes were within feet of safety but stayed out to finish their lawn, their shot or their shots. A healthy respect for thunder and lightning means keeping you alive and as more of you are apt to buy my book if you are alive, I am a strong advocate of being alive. Lightning can actually strike well before rain hits, showing up even 10 miles outside a storms rain belt. Take thunder as a cue to get indoors. If thats impossible, get inside a hard-top vehicle. Find shelter under a tree, however, and you may never read my book. Once inside, do not use landline phones, computers or video games or you may end up in need of a superhero/doctor (redundant). Pet a Bee and Perhaps Not Be Id always considered bumblebees relatively innocuous compared to the more aggressive wasps and hornets. Big, fuzzy, friendly, plush honeymakers that welcome me to my Honey Nut Cheerios and Esso stations (the SOB?). Heck, I used to tell my sons to go ahead and pet them like they were the neighbours cat. But a growing number of severe allergic reactions are being caused by bumblebees. In fact, they can be deadly to those who are allergic to other stingers. Three key recommendations for people who are allergic to ANY stingers: 1. Consider allergy shots. Quite effective in preventing allergic reactions to stings. 2. Avoid all stinging pests, including bumblebees, Ali, taxman. 3. Be aware of factors that increase the chances of a serious reaction such as: heart disease, high blood pressure, asthma, and even taking certain medications including the very common beta blockers and ACE inhibitors. Dont Tick Off the Cat Not to be outdone by the bees, summer is peak season for a bacterial disease in cats called tularemia, an unpleasant illness that can be transmitted to humans if theyre bitten by a tick or an infected cat. And to think I used to tell my sons to go ahead and pet cats like they were the neighbours bumblebees. Cats eat rabbits who get bitten by ticks, who can host tularemia to say nothing of other lovely diseases brewing away in their wee tick bellies including: Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Libya. There are no vaccines for tularemia. The best protection is to keep your pet cats, rabbits and ticks indoors. Lazy, Curl Up or Moe Thousands of summer injuries a year involve the lawnmower weapon. I personally know that my back goes out if I even think of touching one, so I get my wife to use it while I, being a responsible doctor, carefully monitor her health from my hammock. While lawnmower injuries conjure up thoughts of wiping the blades just as junior discovers a new button to push, there are no shortage of burns either. But every summer it is the juniors who get injured the most and who should never even be in a yard with a running lawnmower. So even if your back is fine, I suggest that you be on the lookout for children, a responsibility best done by male men of the guy species... from their hammock. The Doctor is In(sane) is now available in all bookstores, for that summertime, lightening-free, hammock read. Like the column? Youll LOVE the book the Doctor is In(sane), available at Sanibel Island Bookshop. Contact Dr. Dave or read more at www.wisequacks. org. Mom And Me by Lizzie and PryceLizzie and Pryce answer your questions 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 psychotherapist in private practice who specializes in the care of elders and people with chronic illnesses. Dear Mom & Me, Our friends are healthy elderly just like us. They enjoy doing things and going places, but not now. Their entire lifestyle is scheduled around the care and the needs of their elderly dog. This care is all-consuming; they will go places just for a few hours so as not to leave the dog alone. They take the odd weeks vacation and employ a woman to live in and care for the animal during that time. They would like to move to a smaller place or a retirement complex, but cant because of the dog. We are fed up dealing with it and we have heard that others have also given up. Whats this with dogs? Stephie Dear Stephie, I am not into dogs but I have heard that they fulfill a very basic need for some people. This couple seems to have a need for parenting, love this dog as a person and enjoy caring. I have also heard people say that some people are prepared to spend thousands of dollars on chemotherapy, surgeries etc., just to extend their lives. This type of need is beyond my comprehension and only a person with appropriate skills can understand, and that is not me. Lizzie Dear Stephie, I am a dog person. Our dog is very much an integral part of our family. Dog lovers do not ask you non-dog lovers to understand. We do not criticize you for not having dogs. Do not criticize us for having dogs. Apart from dogs bringing depth and breadth to the life experience, research has validated over and over again the benefits of animals in the lives of humans. Price Lizzie and Pryces email address is email@example.com.
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Be ready to defend your choices. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Good news: That workplace problem is close to being resolved with results that should please everyone. Take time off to indulge your love of fun and games. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Most of the time you are the most unflappable person around. But be ready to be thrown offbalance in the nicest way when Cupid takes aim in your direction. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Its not often when someone tries to sting the sharp-witted Scorpion. But it can happen. Continue to be skeptical about anything that seems too good to be true. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Your strong sense of selfesteem helps you serve as a role model for someone who needs personal reassurances. Your efforts pay off in an unexpected way. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Someone close considers revealing a painful secret. Withhold judgment. Instead, open your generous heart, and offer dollops of your love and understanding. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Your talents as a peacemaker are called upon once more as an old problem re-emerges with new complications. Move cautiously in order to avoid falling into hidden traps. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Your artistic side is enhanced with the reception given to your new project. Use this success as encouragement toward fulfilling your larger goals. BORN THIS WEEK: Your natural sense of leadership is combined with a deep sense of responsibility. People trust you to give them both guidance and understanding. On Aug. 4, 1892, Andrew and Abby Borden are found hacked to death in their Fall River, Mass., home. Daughter Lizzie, later immortalized in a famous rhyme, was arrested and charged with the double homicide. Taken with her Christian persona, the all-male jury acquitted her. Today, the house where the Borden murders occurred is a bed and breakfast. On Aug. 5, 1914, the worlds first electric traffic signal is put into place on the corner of Euclid Avenue and East 105th Street in Cleveland. It consisted of four pairs of red and green lights that served as stop-go indicators, each mounted on a corner post. On Aug. 6, 1928, Andy Warhol, one of the most influential artists of the latter part of the 20th century, is born in Pennsylvania. He took literally the advice of an art teacher who said he should paint the things he liked. He liked ordinary things, such as comic strips, canned soup and soft drinks, and so he painted them. On Aug. 2, 1939, Wes Craven, the man responsible for terrorizing millions of moviegoers with his Nightmare on Elm Street series, is born in Cleveland. Craven began his directing career with 1972s The Last House on the Left, a violent teen horror film. On Aug. 7, 1947, Kon-Tiki, a balsa wood raft captained by Norwegian anthropologist Thor Heyerdahl, completes a 4,300mile, 101-day journey from Peru to Raroia in the Tuamotu Archipelago, near Tahiti. Heyerdahl wanted to prove his theory that prehistoric South Americans could have colonized the Polynesian islands by drifting on ocean currents. On Aug. 3, 1958, the U.S. nuclear submarine Nautilus accomplishes the first undersea voyage to the geographic North Pole. USS Nautilus, the worlds first nuclear submarine, dived at Point Barrow, Alaska, and traveled nearly 1,000 miles under the Arctic ice cap to reach the top of the world. On Aug. 1, 1966, Charles Whitman takes a stockpile of guns and ammunition to the observatory platform atop a 300-foot tower at the University of Texas and proceeds to shoot 46 people, killing 14 and wounding 31. It was 20th-century U.S. Attorney General and Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson who made the following sage observation: The price of freedom of religion or of speech or of the press is that we must put up with, and even pay for, a good deal of rubbish. Its common knowledge that Microsoft founder Bill Gates is regularly ranked as one of the worlds wealthiest people, but you might not realize that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is the worlds wealthiest charitable organization, with an endowment of $36.7 billion. If youre planning a trip to Iowa anytime soon, you might want to schedule a stop in the town of Walcott. There you can visit the Iowa 80 Truckstop, the worlds largest. With a whopping 220 acres, the truck stop is 1.5 times the size of Disneyland. Historians say that famed German composer Ludwig van Beethoven was quite particular about his coffee. It is claimed that he counted out exactly 60 coffee beans for each cup that he drank. The longest mountain range on Earth is located underwater -in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, to be specific. Its nearly 25,000 miles long, and the only part of it thats above water is the nation of Iceland. If you are an American of a certain age, you almost certainly spent time watching the 1960s sitcom I Dream of Jeannie. The iconic bottle where the genie lived wasnt actually created for the show; the set dressers used a Jim Beam holiday decanter from 1964. It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare. -Mark Twain THOUGHT FOR THE DAY STRANGE BUT TRUE THIS WEEK IN HISTORY1. GEOGRAPHY: Where is the U.S. Naval Academy located? 2. PERSONALITIES: Who was Fulton John Sheen, famous for his radio and TV broadcasts? 3. LANGUAGE: What is the plural of quantum? 4. TELEVISION: What is the name of the city in the long-running soap opera All My Children? 5. LITERATURE: Who wrote the novel The Jungle, a book that detailed abuses in the U.S. meat-packing industry? 6. MUSIC: What rock group recorded the song Layla? 7. ROYALTY: Which English king convened the so-called Long Parliament in 1640? 8. COMICS: What was the name of Supermans superdog? 9. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What was the rst name of the pirate known as Captain Kidd? 10. HISTORY: What year was Malcolm X assassinated? TRIVIA TEST1. Annapolis, Md. 2. U.S. Catholic archbishop 3. Quanta 4. Pine Valley 5. Upton Sinclair 6. Derek and the Dominoes 7. Charles I 8. Krypto 9. William 10. 1965. ANSWERSTHE RIVER JULY 29, 201124 SPORTS QUIZ1. Entering 2011, name the last pitcher to toss a no-hitter for the Seattle Mariners. 2. Who was the last player to have at least 50 stolen bases and 100 RBI in the same season? 3. Who holds the NCAA Division I record for most consecutive games intercepting a pass? 4. When was the last time the Philadelphia 76ers had a player average at least 20 points per game for a full season? 5. How many 200-point seasons did Wayne Gretzky have in his NHL career, and when was his last one? 6. Danica Patrick nished fourth in a NASCAR Nationwide race in 2011, the highest nish by a female driver in a national NASCAR race since when? 7. In 2010, Serbia became only the second unseeded nation to win tennis Davis Cup. Name the rst country to do it.1. Chris Bosio, in 1993 versus Boston. 2. Barry Bonds, in 1990 for Pittsburgh (52 stolen bases, 114 RBIs). 3. Al Brosky of the University of Illinois (15 games -1950-52). 4. Allen Iverson averaged 33 points per game in the 2005-06 season. 5. Four, with the last being in the 1985-86 season. 6. Sara Christian was fth in a race in 1949. 7. Croatia, in 2005. ANSWERS
THE RIVER JULY 29, 201125 Florida Yellowfin Tuna with Pepper Garlic Crust 4 eight-ounce tuna steaks, 1-inch thick tablespoon salt tablespoon rushed black peppercorns 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 clove garlic, peeled and chopped Season the tuna steaks with salt and crushed black peppercorns. Heat oil in a skillet over high heat; add garlic and brown. Add tuna steaks and sear to desired doneness. Cook 2 minutes on each side for rare center; 3 to 5 minutes each side for medium center; 5 to 8 minutes each side for well-done center. Yield four servings Nutritional Value Per Serving Calories 278, Calories From Fat 50, Total Fat 6g, Saturated Fat 1g, Trans Fatty Acid 0g, Cholesterol 102mg, Total Carbohydrates 1g, Protein 53g, Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0g Look for Fresh from Florida ingredients at your grocery store. Florida Yellowfin Tuna with Pepper Garlic Crust Safety Program For Alzheimers Caregivers In LeeThe Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center is offering a safety program for Alzheimers caregivers in Lee County. The program was created to provide caregivers with tools to implement an emergency plan to prevent crises. Each safety program packet includes two components: 1) an emergency plan kit, and 2) an identification bracelet for the memory-impaired person. The emergency plan kit is intended to help eliminate the possibility of a crisis situation if the caregiver of a loved one with Alzheimers disease or a related disorder requires emergency care. The emergency workers who come to rescue the caregiver may not know a memory-impaired adult resides in the home, and therefore may leave the person with Alzheimers alone when they take the caregiver to the hospital. The Safety Program Universal Symbol, included with the emergency plan kit, is designed to alert emergency workers that a memory-impaired person resides in the home. The symbol hangs on the front of the homes refrigerator. The corresponding packet of forms, which contain important emergency contacts and care instructions provided by the caregiver, are located inside the refrigerator. Once a trained emergency worker sees the symbol, he or she will automatically know to search for an Alzheimers client in the house and using the information in the refrigerator, take appropriate measures to see that care is provided. The Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center staff works closely with local law enforcement and emergency workers throughout Lee County to help train them on how the safety program can help when they respond to an emergency involving the caregiver of an individual with memory loss. The safety program packet is provided at no charge, through grants from the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, Gulf Harbour Memorial Foundation, Lee County Medical Society Alliance, and the Cape Coral Community Foundation, to those caring for a loved one with memory loss in their homes in Lee County. Each packet contains all the items necessary to participate in the safety program. Instructions to put the emergency plan in place are included with each packet and assistance is available from the Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center. The safety program also stresses the importance of having an identification bracelet for individuals with memory loss to wear at all times. Identification bracelets help local law enforcement identify individuals who are separated from their caregivers and are unable to find their way home or even tell someone where they live due to memory impairment. Each bracelet (or necklace) is engraved with the persons first name or nickname, a code number which matches their application number, the words memoryimpaired and the phone number for the Lee County Sheriffs Office. Both the Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center and the Lee County Sheriffs Office maintain records of enrolled persons application numbers and identifying information. Being able to look at a bracelet, make a phone call, and escort the lost person to his/her home reduces the time memoryimpaired persons are away from their homes and saves police departments valuable time and effort. A brochure with an application to obtain a bracelet is included in each safety program packet. Bracelets are provided at no charge by Walgreens. The Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center, a United Way agency, provides a variety of services including support groups, a quarterly newsletter, a lending library of books and resource materials, educational seminars, and training programs for professionals as well as family caregivers. The office is located at 10051 McGregor Boulevard, Suite 101 in Fort Myers. For more information about the safety program, or to find out more about the services offered by the center, call 437-3007. What Is Hoarding?The Lee County Task Force on Hoarding will hold an educational seminar about the often misunderstood subject on Friday July 29. Florida Gulf Coast University will host the event from 9 a.m. until noon in Reed Hall, Room 249. The seminar is free but registration is required due to limited seating. To register or for more information, contact Sharon Giancola, Department of Human Services, at sgiancola@ leegov.com or call 533-7936. Continuing education credits will be available for attendees. The seminar will offer introductory training on the definitions and types of hoarding, its impact on the community, and resources available to those in need or their families. There is no single central agency that is specifically responsible for this complex issue yet numerous agencies from law enforcement to Animal Services, the Health Department, Human Services, and many others deal with problems related to hoarding. The task force was formed to educate the public about the disorder and provide a forum for exchange and support in dealing with the cases. According to the International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation, hoarding is defined as collecting and keeping large amounts of items, even those that appear useless or of little value to most people; having clutter in ones living spaces that keeps rooms from being used as they were intended; and having so many items that it causes distress or problems in day-to-day activities. Hoarding is considered a separate disorder from OCD and is believed to be far more common than previously thought. The OCD Foundation further reports that at least 75 communities in the United States have formed task forces to help coordinate care. The mission, goals and functions of the task forces are as different as the communities themselves. The common purpose of all task forces is to provide a directed and managed response to hoarding cases that come to public attention. Whether in large cities or in small towns, task forces organize and provide public education about hoarding, give out service agency information, offer training and give support to families.
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Call: 470-2866 RS 12/17 CC TFN 3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, Fl Phone: 239-472-3644, ext 1 Fax: 239-472-2334 www.crowclinic.orgVOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIESWe are currently seeking applicants for several volunteer positions. Positions Needed: Patient Admission Desk, Baby Bird Feeders, Gift Shop & Education Center Volunteers. Other Positions Available Throughout the Year: Clerical/Office Help, Fundraising, Special Events/Community Outreach, Educational Outreach and Grounds Maintenance. For information, please call our Volunteer Coordinator at: 239-472-3644, extension 229 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org RS 3/25 NC TFN NEED COMPUTER HELP? Sanibel Resident. 20 Years pc Experience. Pc Troubleshooting, Data Backup & Restoration, Networks, Virus Detection & Removal. Free Initial Consultation. Call Fred 472-3873 RR 7/8 CC 7/29 CASH PAID FOR MILITARY ITEMSCash Paid For Old Military Items. Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets, old guns, awards & more. 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REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE COMMERCIAL SPACE COMMERCIAL SPACE VACATION RENTAL RENTAL WANTED ANNUAL RENTAL ANNUAL/SEASONAL PROPERTIES AVAILABLEFor a complete list visit our Website www.remax-oftheislands.com Call Dustyn Corace, RE/MAX of the Islands 239-472-2311RS 10/9 B TFN WALK TO BEACHAdorable 2 bedroom,1 bath. East End of Sanibel, 1/2 of duplex. Clean, bright & Great Rates! Call Bob 410-692-0200.RR 1/14 CC TFN 1 BR/BA AVAILABLE-SANIBELShare 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 NEAR BEACH PRIVATE HOME 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH3 bedroom, 2 bath Home with heated pool, in quiet Sanibel neighborhood. Seasonal and monthly rentals. 239-472-0692 or www.4sanibel.com. RS 4/1 BM TFN CONDO FOR SALETwo bed/two bath unfurnished ground floor condo, close to Sanibel and Fort Myers Beach, $89,500. Call 851-3506SR 10/9 N TFN PRIME SPACE FOR LEASERetail, Office, Take Out, Etc. Attractive Rates Offered! Islander Center on Sanibel Prime Periwinkle Frontage High Traffic Tenants Excellent Parking Immediate Occupancy Local/Pro-Active Owners Flexible Space Available Call Today! 239-850-7888SR 4/30 B TFN BUSINESS FOR SALEDowntown Fort Myers Business for sale. Owner moving out of state. For information, call 239-689-1660. $54,000NR 3/18 NC TFN SCAN CODE FOR A FREE LIST OF ALL ISLAND PROPERTIESFOR SALEVISITwww.FreeSanibelList.comPfeifer Realty Group Sanibel Island, FL239-472-0004RS 6/17 BM TFN Robyn & Robb MoranRS 7/8 BM TFNThe Moran Team(239) 443-0110John Gee & Company RealtorsHideaway Country Club Fort Myers Great View of 18th Fairway Quiet, 55+ Community SOLD We dont just 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 job! SOLD IN JUST 52 DAYS!!!THE RIVER JULY 29, 201129 READ THE RIVER ONLINE: www.IslandSunNews.comclick on Read the River SR 7/30 N TFNGREAT INVESTMENT!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. $89,500Call Chris Potter at239-233-2413to see this property. SanCap One Source RealtyINVESTMENT GRADEOwner Financing Complete 2011 Renovation Walk to beach neighborhood, 2BR 1 BA format for your next phase of expansion/pool 70x150, 721 Cardium Street, Sanibel. Cash fee for introducing parties. $359K Call 630-415-5125RS 7/15 CC TFN Isabella RasiIbt Rt En Cbnt RS 5/13 NC TFNIsabella Rasi (239) 246-4716EftIsabellaRasi@aol.comFor Information And Showings Please Call McGREGOR WOODS GREAT FAMILY HOME IN McGREGOR WOODS! 3/3/2...make an offer!SANIBEL EAST END Elegant, Sanibel East End Canal Front Home with Boat Dock. Like New! ASKING $1,795,000KEY WEST STYLE HOME AT THE BAY IN FORT MYERS BEACH (5/4/2) Fully furnished including a boat, etc. Asking $1,190,000ANNUAL RENTAL SANIBELA bright and airy 3/2 piling home in the Dunes. Good for families and very near the bus stop. New A/C, two-plus car garage, nice yard, asking $1,775 a month for annual lease or lease option. Vacant, spotless and ready for immediate occupancy. Call Dan at 239-470-1342 to view it. RS 7/22 BM TFN FOR RENTSpace for rent. 2,100 sq. ft. Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Call 239-558-5230. NS 7/22 BM 8/12 QUIET LOCATION1 Bedroom Unfurnished. Yearly Lease Includes All Utilities except Cable and Phone. $850 per month. Avail 8/1/2011. Call 239-472-2624NS 7/22 CC 7/29 ANNUAL HOUSE RENTALGreat central location in Gumbo Limbo, 3 Bedroom/2 full bath piling home for rent. Wrap around porch, updated kitchen, bright and airy. $2,050 per month. Call 239-691-9249NR 7/22 CC 7/29 ANNUAL RENTAL WANTEDMature couple (and one housecat) seeking 2 bd., 2 bath Sanibel home for annual rental. Approx. $1,100 $1,200 monthly. Excellent local references. Both work on island (VIP and Sanctuary Golf). 239-233-1067NR 7/29 CC 7/29 ANNUAL HOME RENTAL NEEDEDSanibel Family seeks Nice Annual Rental. 3+ Bedrooms, 2+ Bathrooms, Unfurnished. Landlord Foreclosure must move by 9/1/11. For Sale Properties Welcomed. Call Kerry 239-222-6669NR 7/29 CC 7/29 Dunes, 3/2.5 UF townhouse $1,700/mo. Canal Home, 3/2/den/pool/dock/just off Island $2,300/mo. Piling home, 2/2 remodeled, UF, w/d, beach access $1,450/mo. Dunes, Lake Front, 4BR + / 4BA $3,000/mo. Duplex, 2/1 UF, remodeled, walk to beach. $900/mo.472-6747sanibelannualrentals.comCall on these Island Rentals and ask about our other Island Properties for rent .Serving The Islands Rental Needs Since 1975Gulf Beach Properties, Inc.Paul H. Zimmerman, Broker/Owner ANNUAL RENTALSSANIBEL RS 7/29 BM TFN PERIWINKLE PARK SANIBELFor Sale Trailer 10 x 30 Attached 14 x 20 lanai Landscaped Storage Clean Move in condition Call Bill at 727-207-5787NR 7/29 CC 8/5
Read us online at islandsunnews.com Read us online at islandsunnews.com Read us online at islandsunnews.com Read us online at islandsunnews.com SUDOKUTo play Sudoku: Complete the grid so that every row, column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 through 9 (the same number cannot appear more than once in a row, column or 3x3 box.) There is no guessing and no math involved, just logic.answer on page 27 answer on page 27 If you would like your club/organization listed in The River Calling Card, phone 415-7732 Emergency...................................................911 Lee County Sheriffs Of ce...........................477-1200 Florida Marine 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..................425-2685Ft. Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce............454-7500 Fort Myers Beach Library..............................463-9691Lakes Regional Library......................................533-4000 Lee County Chamber of Commerce.............931-0931Post Of ce...........................................1-800-275-8777Visitor & Convention Bureau.........................338-3500 ARTS 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 ARTS.....................................................395-0900 Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre....................278-4422 Cultural Park Theatre....................................772-5862 Edison Festival of Light..................................334-2999Florida Repertory Theatre at the Arcade............332-4488 Florida West Arts..........................................948-4427 Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers..........472-0168 Gulf Coast Symphony...................................489-1800Harmony Chorus, Charles Sutter, Pres..............481-8059 Naples Philharmonic.............................239-597-1111 The Schoolhouse Theater.............................472-6862 S.W. Florida Symphony.................................418-0996 Theatre Conspiracy.......................................936-3239 Young Artists Awards...................................574-9321 CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Angel Flight...................................1-877-4AN-ANGEL Animal Refuge Center...................................731-3535American Business Women Association.............357-6755 Audubon of SWFL.........................................339-8046 Audubon Society...........................................472-3156 Caloosahatchee Folk Society.......................321-4620 Cape Coral Stamp Club................................542-9153 duPont Company Retirees ...........................454-1083 Edison Porcelain Artists................................415-2484 Friendship Force Of SW FL..........................561-9164 The Horticulture and Tea Society..................472-8334 Horticultural Society......................................472-6940 Lee County Genealogical Society.................549-9625Lee Trust for Historic Preservation .................939-7278NARFE(National Active & Retired Federal Employees)............................482-6713 Navy Seabees Veterans of America.............731-1901 Paradise Iowa Club of SWFL........................667-1354 Southwest Florida Fencing Academy............939-1338 Southwest Florida Music Association...........561-2118 Kiwanis Clubs: Fort Myers Beach.....................765-4254 or 454-8090Fort Myers Edison.............................................694-1056Fort Myers South..........................................691-1405 Gateway to the Islands.................................415-3100 Iona-McGregor..............................................482-0869 Lions Clubs: Fort Myers Beach..........................................463-9738 Fort Myers High Noon...................................466-4228 Estero/South Fort Myers...............................898-1921 Notre Dame Club of Lee County.................. 768-0417 POLO Club of Lee County.............................477-4906 Rotary Club of Fort Myers.............................332-8158 Sanibel-Captiva Orchid Society.....................472-6940United Way of Lee County.................................433-2000 United Way 211 Helpline (24 hour).......211 or 433-3900AREA ATTRACTIONS Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum....................395-2233 Burroughs Home..........................................337-9505 Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium............275-3435 Edison & Ford Winter Estates.......................334-3614 Fort Myers Skate Park..................................321-7558Imaginarium Hands-On Museum & Aquarium........321-7420JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge.........472-1100 Koreshan State Historic Site.................239-992-0311Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center..........765-8101 Skatium............................................................321-7510Southwest Florida Museum of History.........321-7430True Tours....................................................945-0405THE RIVER JULY 29, 201130
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Po-Boy Olde Fashioned BBQ Chicken G ri ll ed V ege tab l e A Stavin Panini Two-Fisted Corned Beef R euben Bronzed Grou p er Reuben Cuban Reuben Nellies Molten Bu rge r Black N Bleu BBQ Molten Bu en Sandwich S p icy Bourbon Bab y C hick ks O lde Fa shi one d A le Batter ed Fis h Bac k Chi p s Fried Calamari Ale Battere d and a a m bo Shr imp and Fish U l timate Jum J J e a f ood Harvest Nellies Gumbo S e i ver and Onions Ch ick en Parmesan Li Very Veggie StirF ry Roas ted Ch ick e n Alf A redo Blackened Pri P me Rib Op enf ace Sandwich S p ice Enc E rusted Ribe y e the list goes on and o n a n d o n and on !! S U N Theatre Conspiracy Picks Top Three Playsby Di SaggauThe annual fundraiser for Theatre Conspiracy, held last Saturday night, decided the winning play in its 14th annual New Play Contest. Following a festive reception with food and wine, participants were treated to readings of the top three plays. Point of interest: Julia Brothers, daughter of local actor John Brothers, is headed for Broadway where she will start with Marlo Thomas in Relatively Speaking, opening in October. Prior to the readings, Producing Artistic Director Bill Taylor said he received 291 entrees from around the U.S. and Canada. The audience listened to readings from the top three and then cast their votes. The contenders were Writers Cramp Or How Will Shakespeare Got Into Show Biz, by Larry Glaister of New Mexico; Glorious Roses by Tony Howarth of New York; and Invasion of Privacy, by Larry Parr of Florida. And the winner is (drum roll please) Invasion of Privacy, which will be a full stage production at Theatre Conspiracy in October. The drama looks at Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, the Pulitzer Prizewinning author of The Yearling. At the height of her career, plagued by alcoholism and what her friends and neighbors describe as black spells, she becomes ensnared in a privacy trial that turns into a spectacle in a small Florida town. Theatre Conspiracys 2011-12 season was also announced. December, Beckys New Car; January, Will Stutts as Walt Whitman; February, The Exonerated, March, The School For Wives. The season opens August 12 with a dark comedy Elsewhere, the second place winner in last years new play contest. Mark your calendars now. For more information call 9363239. Marcie Barbaro, Henry and Karen Ostop Julia Brothers, Dave Yudowitz, Karen Goldberg Pat Clopton, John Brothers, Joann and Mitch Haley Rick Sebastian and Bonnie Grossman