River weekly news
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Publication Date: 03-23-2012
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FREETake Me Home VOL. 11, NO. 11 MARCH 23, 2012From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Families Of Fallen Soldiers To Receive Paintings Of Their Sons At Film ScreeningIn 2003, Kaziah Hancock founded Project Compassion with the goal of painting the portrait of every soldier killed in Iraq and Afghanistan since September 11, 2001. She does this for the soldiers families, with their blessings. She has painted more than 1,000 and Project Compassion has so far finished more than 2,600 paintings in all. On Saturday, March 24 at 2 p.m., the families of two fallen soldiers will receive portraits painted by Hancock at the Alliance for the Arts after the screening of Kaziah the Goat Woman, an independent documentary about her life as an off-the-grid Utah rancher and artist. The screening is part of the Fort Myers Film Festival. Its founder and host, Eric Raddatz, will present Hancocks oil paintings to the family of Daniel W. Eggers of Cape Coral, who was 28 when he died in Kandahar, Afghanistan in May 2004, when his vehicle hit a land mine. He was a Green Beret assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The family of Michael E. McGahan of Orlando will also receive a portrait of their son. The University of Florida graduate was assigned to the 1st Brigade Special Troops continued on page 12 Kaziah Hancock in her studio Fort Myers Named Tree City USA Community AgainLast week, the Arbor Day Foundation announced that Fort Myers was again named a Tree City USA community for its commitment to urban forestry. It is the 20th year Fort Myers has earned this national honor from the Arbor Day Foundation, the nations largest nonprofit organization dedicated to planting trees. We all benefit when communities like Fort Myers place a high priority on planting and caring for trees, one of our nations most beautiful resources, said John Rosenow, chief executive and founder of the Arbor Day Foundation. Trees shade our homes and add beauty to our neighborhoods, and they also provide many environmental, economic and social benefits. We applaud Fort Myers elected officials, volunteers and citizens for providing vital care for its urban forest. The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters and the USDA Forest Service. Fort Myers has met the four standards to become a Tree City USA community. Tree City USA communities must have a tree board or department, a tree-care ordinance, a community forestry program with annual expenditures of at least $2 per capita, and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation. Communities that earn Tree City USA recognition not only have taken the time to meet the four standards, they know that trees:continued on page 18 Black Maria Film Festival ReturnsThe Edison & Ford Winter Estates and Edison State College will host the annual Thomas Edison Black Maria Film Festival for a sixth season. The award-winning festival will be held on March 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates and on March 31 at 7:30 p.m. at Edison State College. Films at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates include: Kudzu Vine by Josh Gibson of Durham, North Carolina Jurors Stellar Selection A train advances through a railroad crossing flanked by leafy sentinels. A radio program waxes lyrical to Georgia farmers on the kudzu vines many virtues. Surreal and apocalyptic images of vines creeping forward, as much as a foot a day, resonate with an olden times afterglow as the radio broadcast recreates Kudzu Society programs, advocating the vine as the panacea for Dust Bowl erosion. Photographed in black and white, and radiating with the luminance of early cinema, this ode to the climbing trailing and coiling species Pueraria lobata evokes the agricultural history and mythic textures of the south while paying tribute to the human capacity for improvisation. 4,000 Gallons: Daniel Johnstons 100 Large Jar Project by Jay Yager of Sanford, North Carolina Jurys Citation In this piece, which is wrought with irony about large scale production and selling out, artist Daniel Johnston challenges himself and the system of mass production when he attempts the 100 Large Jar Project. This documentary records the process Johnston must go through as he makes 100 hand-thrown pots, each one beautiful and unique. As the deadline draws near and tensions mount, both Johnston and the film raise questions about the possibility for an artist to create real art on a large scale. Year, Make & Model by Marta Renzi of Nyack, New York This inventive dance film incorporates a working auto repair shop as its location. Hey, everybody, the partys on at the local garage. Work will go on in the shop as mechanics and dancers join forces and find groovy ways of interacting within this gritty workplace.continued on page 4 Image from Live Outside The Box, which will be shown at the Black Maria Film Festival Wa-Ke Hatchee To Host Annual Easter Egg HuntThe 6th annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held at Wa-Ke Hatchee Park on Saturday, March 31. It will be a morning of hunting for Easter Eggs and visiting with the Wa-Ke Hatchee Easter Bunny in a fun, family friendly environment. Snacks and drinks will be provided, with the first 150 participants receiving a goody bag. There will also be a Golden Egg winner for each age division. Bring a camera so you can have a picture taken with the Easter Bunny, and do an arts and crafts project to take home. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to noon for children up to age 11. The Easter Bunny will arrive around 10:15 a.m., with the Easter Egg Hunt beginning at 10:30 a.m. The age groups for each hunt will be 0 to 3, 4 to 7 and 8 to 11. Admission is $5 per child. Bring your own baskets. For more information, call Wa-Ke Hatchee Recreation Center at 432-2154 or visit www.leeparks.org.


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: press@riverweekly.com. The River Weekly News reserves the right to refuse, alter or edit any editorial or advertisement.Independently Owned And Operated COPYRIGHT 2012 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 Jeff Lysiak 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 Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And NowThe Pineapple, Symbol Of Pioneer Daysby Gerri ReavesAgricultural booms have come and gone over the course of Fort Myers history. Highly profitable markets were wiped out by competition, hurricanes or a more promising use for the land. Consider the major roles of the gladiolus, for example, or the Key lime. The pineapple is such a fruit. So important was it, that when 45 electors voted to incorporate as the town of Fort Myers on August 15, 1885, they chose a pineapple in full bloom as an official insignia and an emblem that would be engraved on the corporate seal. Almost every farm, be it large or small, had a pinery. The fruits name derives from a resemblance to the pine cone, but in fact, the pineapple is a bromeliad, not a conifer. Not only were South Floridas climate and sandy soil suitable for the fruit, but they matured in only two years, contrasted with citrus, which took about five years. Some citrus growers planted both, with the golden fruit in rows between trees. The states first pineapples were planted in the 1860s on the east coast and in the Keys, probably with cuttings from Bahamian crops. By 1879, shipments to northern markets had started. The 1884 photo shows the pineapple fields of Capt. Thomas Johnson, who pioneered the planting of pineapples on his farm across the Caloosahatchee River from Fort Myers. The 1,500 Puerto Rican slips that he set out in 1884 resulted in exceptionally sweet and tasty fruit that averaged 10 pounds and sold for 60 cents each. He sent 15 crates to Key West, where buyers from New York snapped them up. But his was not the only success story. Dr. Jephtha V. Harris, who figures significantly in Key West history, planted 22,000 slips the following year, becoming the largest pineapple grower in the region of vast Monroe County, of which Fort Myers was still a part. Among the many other pioneers who hoped to profit as growers of pineapples and other tropical fruits were brothers Marcus J. O. and Ingram O. Travers, natives of Sydney, Australia. They settled in Fort Myers in the mid-1880s and started the settlement they called Nateby on what is now known as the shores of Whiskey Creek. Montana cattleman Daniel Floweree also grew pineapples and citrus during his winters in Fort Myers. Its hard to believe now, but in the early to mid-1890s, Florida was the worlds largest exporter of the fruit. In October 1910, the local press announced pineapple farming the states fastestgrowing industry. That year, there were about 5,000 to 10,000 acres of pineapple fields in South Florida. The previous years yield had been well over a million crates. But the glory days of the Florida pineapple ended. Contributors to the demise were competition from Puerto Rico and Cuba, and later, Central America and Hawaii, along with the freezes of 1917 and 1918. Take a walk downtown and picture the 10-pound local pineapples in the general stores of pioneer days. Then, gaze across the river and imagine those acres and acres of bromeliads that produced fruits for New York restaurants. Walk the short distance to the Southwest Florida Museum of History at 2031 Jackson Street to learn more about the early agriculture industry and what growers pinned their hopes on. For information, call 321-7430 or go to www.swflmuseumofhistory.com. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Visit one of the areas best research centers, the Southwest Florida Historicalcontinued on page 6 Postcards like this promoted the Florida pineapple courtesy of the Florida State Archives Pineapple pioneer Capt. Thomas Johnsons 1884 fields supplied fruit for New York markets via Key West. He farmed across the Caloosahatchee River from Fort Myers courtesy of the Southwest Florida Historical Society THE RIVER MARCH 23, 20122


Free Shoreline Guided WalksLee County Parks & Recreation invites visitors and residents to get out and explore the ecosystem and wildlife at the beach parks, preserves and shorelines. Barrier Islands Guided Walk Bowditch Point Park, 50 Estero Blvd. in Fort Myers Beach Take a walk with our guide as they lead you through Bowditch Point Park. Learn the importance of the barrier islands, their unique ecosystem, and how they protect the mainland. Explore the beach front tropical hardwoods, coastal scrub, and wetland plant communities. Walks are held every Tuesday from 9:30 to 11 a.m. and every Friday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Parking is $1 per hour or free with a valid Lee County Parks & Recreation Parking Sticker. Meet on the upper patio for this free walk. Bowditch Point Park is at the north tip of Estero Island. Visit www.leeparks.org or call 533-7444 for more information. Low Tide Loafing At Sunset Bunche Beach, 18201 John Morris Road in Fort Myers Beach Join a naturalist and leisurely explore the mud flats to see what mysteries the low tide uncovers, and enjoy a beautiful Florida sunset as well. Bring a camera, sun protection, shoes that can get wet, bug spray and drinking water. The next walk is scheduled for Thursday, April 5 from 6 to 7 p.m. and Parking is $1 per hour or free with a valid Lee County Parks & Recreation Parking Sticker. Meet at the picnic tables on Bunche Beach for this free guided walk. Visit www.leeparks.org or call 533-7444 for more information. Mangrove Walk Matanzas Pass Preserve, 199 Bay Road in Fort Myers Beach Take an educational and inspirational guided walk through Matanzas Pass Preserve out to the Estero Bay. Learn about the diverse plant community including a maritime oak hammock, transitional wetlands, and a mangrove forest. Walks are held each Thursday from 9:30 to 11 a.m. This is a free walk and parking is free, but space is limited so come early. Meet at the entrance of Matanzas Pass Preserve, behind the Beach Library and School. Visit www.leeparks.org or call 533-7444 for more information. Exploring Ethnobotany Matanzas Pass Preserve, 199 Bay Road in Fort Myers Beach Learn how indigenous plants can be used for such things as food, shelter, medicine and clothing. Find out about the historical importance of some of Floridas plants to humans. This program is offered the fourth Wednesday of every month 9:30 to 11 a.m. The next program is scheduled for March 28. This is a free walk and parking is free, but space is limited so come early. Meet at the entrance to Matanzas Pass Preserve, located behind the Beach Library and School. For more information, visit www.leeparks.org or call 5337444. Downtown Walking ToursThe downtown Fort Myers area is teeming with history. The banks of the Caloosahatchee capture every tale and every building has its own unique story. Unveil the mystery and the meaning of the fascinating City of Fort Myers and historic River District on the Downtown Walking Tour, presented by the Southwest Florida Museum of History. This 1.5-hour guided, leisurely stroll through historic downtown Fort Myers uncovers the stories of the people that built our town. Visit the location of the old fort, hear the tales surrounding Fort Myers, learn about the rivalry that built at least six businesses and assorted establishments, and view the historic buildings that house the stories of yesteryear thanks to the preservation and restoration efforts that keep local history alive. The tours originate at the historic Atlantic Coastline Railroad restored train depot now known as the Southwest Florida Museum of History, which chronicles the history of Southwest Florida from prehistoric to present-day through exhibits and displays, a 1929 private Pullman railcar and a replica Cracker House. Now through April 18, take a tour every Wednesday and Saturday at 10 a.m. Due to limited space, reservations are required, so call 321-7430 to reserve a date to learn about our fascinating city and historic downtown River District. The price is $10 for adults and $5 for students with ID. Upgrade to add a discounted admission to the SWFL Museum of History and discover our regions rich history, plus experience the special exhibition The Photographic Journal of Clyde Butcher for only $15 for adults and $10 for students. Thats two great educational and cultural experiences for one low price. 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THE RIVER MARCH 23, 20124 Heritage Chutzpah by Neil Ira Needleman of Katonah, New York Theres a rumor in the filmmakers family that they are descended from a great 18thcentury Hasidic leader. Needleman looks at his secular family today and says, how can this be? in this whimsical portrait of a family celebration. Live Outside The Box by ShuHsuan Lin of Freemont, California The leading character in this jazzy animation is a workaholic with too little social contact. His world is suddenly contracting as he finds that his Main Street America is succumbing to a big box mentality and nothing remains but corporate drudgery Another Dress, Another Button by Lyn Elliot of University Park, Pennsylvania Spare, derelict buttons seem to collect with other flotsam and jetsam of life, collecting here and there helter-skelter forever waiting for someone to use them. Animator Elliot takes her buttons on an artful spin, in this playful short work. Be Filled With The Spirit by Mark Rogovin of Evanston, Illinois Noted photographer Milton Rogovin photographed black storefront churches of Buffalo, New York in the mid-20th century. Rogovins photos are in the collections of Library of Congress, the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Center for Creative Photography, and he was interviewed on NPR in 2003. W.E.B. DuBois endorsed the photographers pictures in an introduction to a collection published in Aperture magazine. This extraordinary film is a journey through time that also captures spirituals as recorded on site and released on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings in 1957. The film features an introduction and lively commentary by the Dean of Howard Universitys School of Divinity, Dr. Alton B. Pollard III and includes the NPR interview with Rogovin by the noted photographer/filmmaker Harvey Wang. Choreography For Plastic Army Men by David Fain of Pasadena, California A witty, playfully animated music video featuring toy soldiers, perhaps with a double meaning, created to the instrumental track of Ohayoo Ohio by the band Pink Martini. No Wine Left Behind by Kevin Gordon of San Francisco, California This is an wholly engaging and rewarding documentary that tells the story of a young Iraqi war veteran, Josh Lanin, who returns home with his disarming personality intact and looking for a job. He lands a lowly position at a winery where he learns the business and art of turning grapes into wine. Lanins story is a truly refreshing and meaningful antidote to much of the troubling news about Veterans. Films at Edison State College include: Places Other People Have Lived by Laura Emel Yilaz of Los Angeles, California Jurors Stellar Selection Places Other People Have Lived is a mixed media animation exploring the relationship between memory and place. Incorporating old photos, recorded interviews with family, and multiple animation techniques, the film deconstructs, roomby-room, a house that was a family home for more than 25 years. What begins as a biography of a house told through bittersweet yet sometimes whimsical anecdotes turns quite poignant as the film reflects on how our histories seem to be left behind but still resonate when leaving another time and place behind. Burning Star by Joshua Glen Solondz of Brooklyn, New York Jurys Choice The filmmaker states, Dedicated to my father, who asked that I make a more colorful work. Made during my residency at the now defunct Experimental Television Center in upstate New York, Burning Star is a colorful implo/explosion of the twelve-sided star. The title refers to Kenji Onishis A Burning Star. Dziad I Baba by Basia Goszcynska of Lexington, Massachusetts Jurys Citation Two soulmates struggle with opposing fears of death and loneliness in this short dark comedy, which is based upon an old Polish fable. An elderly couple live contently in a small forest until circumstances suddenly shatter their fairytale existence. Still image from Live Outside The Box From page 1Black Maria Film Festival G R I L LR A W B A RSEAFOOD IF OUR SEAFOOD WERE ANY FRESHER, WE WOULD BE SERVING IT UNDER WATERTHE LAZY FLAMINGOBeautiful Downtown Santiva 6520-C Pine Avenue472-5353 LAZY FLAMINGO 316501 Stringfellow Road Bokeelia283-5959 LAZY FLAMINGO 2Beautiful Downtown Sanibel 1036 Periwinkle Way472-6939 LAZY FLAMINGO 412951 McGregor Boulevard Fort Myers476-9000


5 THE RIVER MARCH 23, 2012This gorgeous stop-motion (animated) film features characters and a world created entirely from natural objects such as seedpods, animal skulls and crustacean claws. Songs For Hellos & Goodbyes by Thomas Becker of San Francisco, California Jurys Citation This short video poem is dedicated to the fleeting relationships, which so often percolate through contemporary life. Incorporating lines from gift card sentiments, nebulous bands of text slide across the films surface. Stock phrases are mocked while more heartfelt ones such as Thoughts are prayers or I hurt you lead the viewer through the birth and death of a romance in this exploratory film. A second voice emerges to reveal a more authentic picture as a relationship blossoms, sours and evaporates. Yelp, With Apologies To Allen Ginsbergs Howl by Tiffany Shlain of Mill Valley, California Jurys Citation Technology can be addictive. In a tribute to Allen Ginsbergs classic 1956 poem, this short film reincarnates Ginsbergs infections and rhymes but replaces his words with ones that lampoon additions of our generation. Narrated by Peter Cayote. A Declaration of Interdependence by Tiffany Shlain of Mill Valley, California Based on revamped words and the rhythms of the Declaration of Independence this renegade work actually pays tribute to the intent of a global humanist impulse that surely would have been endorsed by the Founding Mothers. Its a universal, and embracing declaration for all peoples. Everything Is Going To Be Fine by Ryan Malloy of San Francisco, California This charmingly idiosyncratic consideration of societys current maladies offers a refreshing tongue-in-cheek perspective on what one person might do or not do in the face of catastrophe. Filmmaker Malloys personal anecdotal style leaves one bemused and reassured despite the tribulations of contemporary life. Hill Dancers by Doug Cooper and Ryan Woodring of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Set in 1960 in hilly Pittsburgh, this original work is a hybrid form which mixes live action recorded against a green screen and hand drawn industrial drawings by artist Doug Cooper. Hill Dancers unfurls Graces story; shes a devout daughter who loves to dance ballet on her porch to her muse, the sacred music of her church. Her father runs a backyard auto repair shop. Grace becomes infatuated with a young man who drives a convertible and loves doo-wop. In a series of down hill chases and dances, the movie shows their brief romance. Installation by Paul Donatelli, Laura Green and Sara Mott of Daly City, California Installation is a regal and captivating documentary about the construction of sculptor Richard Serras monumental, sensuously labyrinthine installation Sculpture Sequence at the Iris & B. Gerald Canto Center for the Visual Arts at Stanford University. In his Industrial Strength essay, in the June 11, 2007 edition of the New Yorker magazine, Peter Schjedahl states that Richard Serras work is an affair to big rusty things without practical use. It evokes derelict ships, locomotives, and heavyindustrial factories. It also recalls times when miracles of human invention were still spectacular But this film is an ode to the organic beauty of Serras raw hard steel sculpture as the foundation work is laid with finesse by workers and riggers lift and fit the gigantic serpentine panels into place. Live Outside The Box by ShuHsuan Lin of Freemont, California The leading character in this jazzy animation is a workaholic with too little social contact. His world is suddenly contracting as he finds that his Main Street America is succumbing to a big box mentality and nothing remains but corporate drudgery. Penultimate by Paul Meyers of San Francisco, California Artist Costas Schuler has an obsession. Hes gone on-line inviting people to send in their unwanted pens. What to do with thousands of pens becomes an insanely original art project that he can drive home in this black and white documentary. Steam Is Steam by Etienne Desrosiers of Montreal, Canada Its 1952 in Montreal, a time of innocence when Julian, an apprehensive teen, tags along with his friends father in a weekly ritual where they partake of the tradition-steeped Turkish baths. Julians happy-go-lucky friend Samuel is quite at home in the dank male haunt, as he and his father relish their father-son bonding ritual. The intimacy of the dim baths make for an oddly uncomfortable experience for Julian who may be awakening to an attraction to his friend basking the musty air. The Black Maria Festival is hosted by museums and colleges throughout the country and showcases independent and experimental film and video. The films include a variety of contemporary works drawn from the annual juried selection of award winning films and videos. The Black Maria is recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as an Academy Awards qualifying festival for short films. Tickets are on sale at the Edison Ford ticket office. Ticket prices: March 30 Edison Ford members and Edison State Students $5, non members $8. March 31 Edison State students free, general public $8. Discounted ticket for both nights $15. For more information and updates, visit www.edisonfordwinterestates.org, www.edison.edu/artsedison or www. blackmariafilmfestival.org. The Black Maria Film Festival, named after Thomas Edisons first motion picture studio, honors Edisons pioneering work in cinema. 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THE RIVER MARCH 23, 20126 Hortoons Wiener Dog DerbyThe 3rd annual Florida Wiener Dog Derby will be held on Saturday, March 24 at the Lee Civic Center in North Fort Myers. Pre-race ceremonies begin at 10:45 a.m. and the races commence at 11 a.m. This will be a fun-filled family day with vendors, dog demonstrations, entertainment and activities. A new event, the Wiener Wannabe Race will be debuted. All leashed dogs are welcome. There is no fee for admission but there is a $5 Lee County parking fee. Race registration is available online at www.floridawienerdogderby.com. Prospective vendors and sponsors can visit the website or contact Donna Ellis at donna@floridawienerdogderby.com. The Florida Wiener Dog Derby, Inc. is a non-profit organization devoted to the support of local animal welfare organizations. From page 2PineappleSociety, where you can see photos of Capt. Thomas Johnsons pinery and other historic farming photos. The all-volunteer non-profit organization is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard on the campus of the Lee County Alliance for the Arts. Contact the society at 939-4044, or drop by on Wednesday or Saturday between 9 a.m. and noon. Sources: The archives of the Southwest Florida Historical Society, www.cfmemory. org and the Fort Myers Press. Free Movie Night In The ParkThe Fort Myers Recreation Division will host a free Movie Night in the Park on Thursday, April 5 at 7 p.m. The first of the series of three movies is Hop, the perfect Easter movie for the whole family. It is the story of EB, a bunny who would rather be a rock star than the Easter Bunny. The movie will be show at Clemente Park, 1936 Henderson Avenue in Fort Myers. Admission is free and all concessions are $1. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and/or blankets for seating. Art Camp At Berne DavisA Summer Art Camp at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center will be held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in June and July. Art classes and special events will include: Art Around The World Summer Camp June 5 to July 25 Camp will be held on eight Tuesdays and eight Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cost is $80 per month or $15 per day. Campers should bring lunch and a snack. Material cost is $15 per student, per month. Summer Art Show Art Around The World Wednesday, July 25 From 5:30 to 9 p.m., artwork by students and participating artists will be on display. There is also an open call to outside artists for the event, which will also feature music, food and entertainment. The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is located at 2301 First Street in Fort Myers. For additional details about the Art Camp, contact JL Hemenway at 464-1408. Florida Hot Rods & Hogs PartyGet your motor running, fans of vintage vehicles, hot rods and world class bikes, because Florida Hot Rods & Hogs is launching a statewide automotive enthusiast magazine. Off the heels of an extremely successful single-day car and bike show, with over 20,000 spectators and 105 acres of amazing muscle cars, hot rods, vintage show cars and world class bikes, Florida Hot Rods & Hogs is burning rubber into Downtown Fort Myers. The magazine will take one on an inside look at this artful car and cycle culture. Celebrating the release of its first issue, Florida Hot Rods & Hogs magazine is partnering with Downtown Fort Myers latest hotspot, Fords Garage. The 1920s-era service station/prohibition bar is the latest addition to the River District and dishes out prime burgers and over 100 different types of craft beers. Taking over the Morgan Houses former location on the corner of First and Dean Street, Fords Garage embodies a car lovers dream and is the perfect location to mark this occasion. The grand opening party on Thursday, March 22 will be from 5 to 8 p.m. The event is open to the public and Fords Garage will be running regular daily specials. Dean Street will be blocked-off and exhibit everything from choppers and hogs to iconic muscle cars and nostalgic racers. Live entertainment will include Wallow Sound Band, and the Seminole Immokalee Casino Zig-Zag cover girl, Lina, will be on hand. Florida Hot Rods & Hogs Car and Bike Show is the largest single-day car and bike show in Florida. From around the world, fans of vintage vehicles, hot rods, trucks, drag and air boats, swamp buggies and world-class bikes come together to celebrate their love for chromed eye-candy. The December 4, 2011 event brought out over 20,000 spectators for the one-day motor sports event that gave patrons the opportunity to enjoy amazing show cars, motorcycles and more, as well as meet worldrenowned car and motorcycle designer Chip Foose, drag racings Big Daddy Don Garlits and Shirley Muldowney. The title sponsor for the event is Seminole Casino Immokalee. For more information about Florida Hot Rods & Hogs, visit www.flhrh. com and join our social networks on Facebook and Twitter. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


7 THE RIVER MARCH 23, 2012 JLFM Fundraiser A Huge SuccessOn March 3, the Junior League of Fort Myers (JLFM) hosted their annual Spring Fundraising Gala at The Atrium building in Fort Myers. This years event, themed Passport To Europe, transported guests to six European destinations each stop featured unique appetizers and beer or wine from the specific country. The food was good, the wine was good, the beer was good and the band was good. The decorations really transformed The Atrium into the streets of Europe said Andrea Zeller McKiddie, special events co-chair. The evening was a huge success and all who attended had a wonderful time. The event netted over $11,000 from the tickets sales, raffle and silent auction. All proceeds from the JLFM Spring Gala will go toward funding our community service projects which benefit many local organizations including The Childrens Hospital, The Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida, Dress For Success and The Heights Foundation, among many others. Aim Engineering led a group of event sponsors including Nova Southeastern College, Chicos FAS, Home-Tech, The Aubuchon Team of Companies, Simplify PR, Henderson Franklin and MSM Drafting and Design. Other sponsors include Lamar Advertising, Leffler & Associates, CruiseOne Ed Brozosky & Lee Ann Jacobs and Associates, Mona Lisas Restaurant, Jasons Deli, Ballyorney, Pignoli on the Harbor, Robins Nest Bakery, Suncoast Beverage, Total Wine, Blueskies Design & Print, Broadway Palm Dinner Theater, Mens Wearhouse and John Reed. We are grateful to all of the local businesses who sponsored this event and all those who donated items for the silent auction, without their support this event wouldnt be possible, added Carolyn Baker McCord, JLFM president. For more information on the Junior League of Fort Myers or to see event photos, visit www.JLFM.org. Carolyn Baker McCord, JLFM president, with Lisa and Andy Muench Joey Gill, Brian Taylor and Justin Mears Matt and Bethanie Davis with Andrea and Mike McKiddie Brian Casey, Tom Denine, Kristianna Rodriguez, Erin Casey and Shamie Kelly Carrie Nielson and Meghan Hunt Randys Auto Repair, LLCwww.RandysAutoRepairLLC.com16191 San Carlos Blvd, Ste 1Fort Myers, FL 33908Tel. 267-2556FOREIGN & DOMESTIC BUMPER TOBUMPER OIL CHANGE SPECIAL $17.99 (up to 5 qts.)Lic No. MV 81675 HOURS: M-F: 9am 5:30pm Sat & Sun: By Appt.Ich spreche Deutsch Lobster Fest Every Thursday at 5 Diabetes Discussion Peace Lutheran Church invites the Southwest Florida community to learn and chat with Pastor Connie Olson. Her lecture, A Discussion About Diabetes, will be held on Thursday, March 29 at 10 a.m. Come and learn about new treatments and studies having to do with diabetes. Light refreshments will be served. Peace Lutheran Church is located at 14850 McGregor Blvd in Fort Myers. For more information, call 437-2599.


THE RIVER MARCH 23, 20128 Along The RiverOn Saturday, March 24, join Fort Myers car enthusiasts at the Downtown Car Cruise-In. Held on the fourth Saturday of every month, the event features vintage, modern, and unique cars from 5 to 8 p.m. For more information, call 1-855-RDA-EVENTS (732-3836). While downtown, enjoy Chinese and Japanese cuisine at Ichiban, located in the mosaic-tiled Post Office Arcade. A local favorite, the restaurant offers its customers the perfect balance of great quality and affordable prices. Ichiban has been family owned and operated for eight years and its enduring popularity is a testament to its exceptional, friendly service. Sit at Ichibans sushi bar and watch the chefs expertly prepare sushi and sashimi along with sushi favorites like the California roll, spicy tuna roll and green dragon roll. Warm up first with a little hot sake and cup of miso soup. If you prefer, select a table inside the restaurant or outside in the roofed-in gallery. For a fast, fresh lunch, try the combination Sweet and Sour Chicken served with fried rice and egg roll for $6.95 or choose from a selection of stir fry meats and vegetables, house specials and vegetarian dishes (including General Tso tofu). Ichiban also has an extensive dinner menu that includes Bento boxes served with shrimp and vegetable tempura and Japanese rice. Just need a quick late-night snack? Order the sweet and smoky BBQ Ribs or fried shrimp appetizer, best enjoyed with an ice-cold Kirin Ichiban beer. There are multiple ways to get to Ichiban: enter through the main Post Office Arcade entrance on Broadway, through the lobby of Hotel Indigo on Main Street, or from First Street courtyard across from the City of Palms parking garage. Ichiban is located at 1520 Broadway, downtown Fort Myers, in the historic Post Office Arcade. Hours are Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 9 p.m. Free delivery is available within the River District. For more information, call 334-6991. On Tuesday, March 27, Chef Michael Ragusa at Shoals Restaurant & Wine Bar takes guests on an exciting food and wine journey. The three course tasting dinner and wine paring is $40 per person at begins at 7 p.m. in the restaurants Fresh Life Gazebo. Reservations are highly suggested. The first course is beer-battered conch fritters paired with a Hacienda Araucano Sauvignon Blanc; second course is mahi mahi fajitas paired with a Hacienda Araucano Carmenere; and third course is a ribeye with steak fries paired with a Hacienda Araucano Cabernet Sauvignon. All wines from the Shoals menu can be purchased next door at the The Sandy Butler Market. Shoals Restaurant & Wine Bar and The Sandy Butler Market are located at 17650 San Carlos Boulevard, Fort Myers. Both are open seven days per week from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, call 482-6765 or go to www.sandybutler.com. Eating locally grown and produced foods are good for the area economy and great for your health. Lee County boasts several farmers markets that offer chemical-free and organic produce, along with fresh baked goods, native plants and all-natural products. Support area farmers and practice good eating habits at these locations: Thursday: The River District Farmers Market, under the US 41 Caloosahatchee bridge. 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fruit, vegetables, local honey, bread, seafood, BBQ, flowers and plants. Call 321-7100 or go to cityftmyers.com. Friday: Fort Myers Beach Farmers Market, under the Sky Bridge between Second and Third Streets. 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. November to April, rain or shine. Fruits and vegetables, flowers, seafood, baked goods, snack foods and plants. Call 765-0202 or go to fortmyersbeachfl.gov. Lakes Park, 7330 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. November to May. Fruits, vegetables, breads, honey, soaps, jams and seafood. Call 533-7275. Saturday: GreenMarket at Alliance of the Arts, 10091 McGregor Boulevard near the Colonial intersection. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. An exclusive selection of locally grown, caught and cultivated foods and other products available to sample and purchase. Enjoy live entertainment by local musicians and fun activities for kids. Call 939-2787 or go to artinlee.org. Cape Coral Chamber Farmers Market in Club Square, downtown Cape Coral. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mid-October to May. Locally grown produce, native plants, fresh Gulf seafood, live music/entertainment and informative community presentations. Call 549-6900 or go to capecoralfarmersmarket.com. Sunday: Sanibel Island Farmers Market, 800 Dunlop Road (City Hall, next to the library). 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. November to May. Call Crystal Mansell at 472-3700. Shoals popular three-course wine dinners are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month See classic cars in the historic downtown Fort Myers River District 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. Chinese & Japanese Cuisine Downtown Fort Myers (Post Oce Arcade 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


9 THE RIVER MARCH 23, 2012 11am-10pm Su n 10% OFF LUNCH 10% OFF LUNCH BILL ONLY. ONE COUPON PER TABLE Can not be used with any other offer. 18% Gratuity may be added to bill before discount. 11am 3pm, Expires Mar., 30, 2012 1131 1st St., Ft. Myers Beach www.nervousnellies.net GPS COORDINATES: FREE with Dock Attendants Assistance SAVE $50.00 with this ad on any job valued at $1,000 or more. All phases of workRemodels: kitchens, baths, decks, staircases, windows, doors, all phases of trim, framing, drywall (hang and nish)Additions: extra bedrooms, garages, second oors.Repairs: pressure washing, painting, rot repair, general maintenance.Water Damage: remove, treat, replace.For an appointment, call Hank Shaudys Building Contractors CBC 058960 (239)481-5819Fax Guest Speakers Announced For Red Carpet Fundraising GalaBarbara Dell, executive director of Dress for Success SW Florida, announced that Donna Noce-Colaco, president of White House-Black Market and Joi Gordon, chief executive officer of Dress for Success Worldwide, will be the guest speakers for A Hollywood Night in Black and White. Having Joi and Donna as our special guests at A Hollywood Night in Black and White is a true honor, said Dell. Even before we opened our doors in 2010, Joi and Donna were the two women most responsible for making the dream of Dress for Success SW Florida become a reality. Since joining Dress for Success in 1999 and taking the helm in 2002, Gordon has been devoted to establishing Dress for Success as a recognized leader in the economic and social development of disadvantaged women. She has global responsibility for 118 affiliates in 14 countries. In recent years, several prominent institutions have recognized Gordon for her achievements. In 2011, she was profiled in Crains New York Business, the Financial Times, and Black Enterprise magazine. She was also named among Working Mother magazines Most Powerful Moms in Non-Profit. Under her leadership, Dress for Success now serves more than 50,000 women globally each year and has touched the lives of more than 600,000 women around the world. Joi motivates, she encourages and she is contagious, Dell said. And she is always a phone call away for the 118 affiliates throughout the world. Colaco and her team at White House-Black Market responded immediately after Dell reached out to them about starting a Dress for Success chapter to benefit Southwest Florida women. When I met Donna, I asked her to do us the honor of being our board president, said Dell. In her charismatic manner, she accepted without hesitation, and within weeks we received a $10,000 check. That generosity allowed us to open our doors. Since then, White House-Black Market has donated numerous items of clothing to our boutique, and Donnas commitment has allowed this community to serve and empower hundreds of women. A Hollywood Night in Black and White will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 28 at Clive Daniel Home in Naples. Guests will be treated to fashion, photos, hors doeuvres and cocktails, entertainment and client testimonials. Tickets are $60 each or $100 for VIP passes, and can be purchased online at http://www.dressforsuccess. org/swflorida or by calling 689-4992. Lee Republican Women To MeetThe Lee Republican Women Federated will meet Monday, April 9 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Fort Myers. Social hour begins at 5:15 p.m. with dinner and program to follow. Speakers will be the candidates for Lee County Sheriff: Mike Scott (incumbent), Lee Bushong, and Tim Fisher. Cost is $20. Cash bar will be available. RSVP by calling 432-9389 or email cindylignelli222@gmail.com. The Hilton Garden Inn is at 12601 University Drive. Joi Gordon Donna Colaco To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


Churches/TemplesALL FAITHS UNITARIAN CONGREGATION Member of UUA 2756 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers Six blocks south of the Edison/Ford Winter Estates; 2 miles N of Colonial Boulevard Minister: Reverend Dr. Wayne Robinson Sunday services: 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. Kids Intangible Gifts sessions, kindergarten through sixth grade Unitarian Summer: 11 a.m. Tapestry of Faith Programs, child care provided Adult workshops: 9:30 a.m. Faith Like a River: Themes from UU History. 226-0900, Email: allfaithsuc@embarqmail. com, Website: www.allfaiths-uc.org ALL SAINTS BYZANTINE RITE CATHOLIC CHURCH 10291 Bayshore Rd., N. Fort Myers Divine Liturgy is on Sun. at 10:30 a.m.; Rosary begins at 10 a.m. Lenten services (Presancti ed Liturgy) will be on Wed. evenings at 6 p.m. starting on Feb. 22. Administrator is Very Rev. Peter Lickman, ph. 305-651-0991. We are a Church of the Eastern Catholic or Byzantine Rite, 1.5 mi. east of Int. 75. ANNUNCIATION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH 8210 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers Reverend Fr. Athanasios Michalos Orthros Service Sunday 9 a.m. Divine Liturgy Sunday 10 a.m. 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. 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 239-850-3943, 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. Reverendt Ted Althouse, Pastor revtedalthouse@aol.com 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 Rev. Dr. Kathleen Weller, Temporary Supply 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 Randy A. Alston, Reverend. Sunday Services: Bible study, 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship, 11 a.m., Evening Worship, 7 p.m., Wednesday Prayer Meeting, 6:30 p.m. CYPRESS LAKE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 8260 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 481-3233; Clint Cottrell, pastor Sunday services: 8 and 11 a.m. Traditional; 9:30 a.m. Contemporary; 9:45 a.m. Childrens Church K4J Kids for Jesus CYPRESS LAKE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 8570 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 482-1250 8 and 11 a.m. Sunday Traditional Service 9:30 a.m. Praise Service 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 Group MESSIAH REFORMED CHURCH Worship Gathering Sunday 10 a.m. Pastor Alan Bondar Fort Myers Villas Civic Association Bldg. 2306 Sunrise Blvd. Fort Myers 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 BEGINNINGS CENTER New Home Church, 8505 Jenny Cae Lane, North Fort Myers, 239-656-0416 Weekly Friday Meeting Meet & Greet: 6:30 p.m. Kingdom Teaching: 7 p.m. Fellowship and refreshments after service. nbcministry@embarqmail.com, www.facebook. com/nbcministry. Alex & Patricia Wiggins, Ministers 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: Stu Austin and Howard Biddulph 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 274-1230. 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 9:45 a.m. Traditional Worship 11:15 a.m. Contemporary Worship Phone 267-7400 Fax 267-7407 Web site: peacecommunitychurch.com e-mail: peace1265@aol.com PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH Saturday, Worship 5 p.m. Sunday, Worship8 and 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays during Lent soup dinner at 5:30 p.m., Compline Service at 7 p.m. Peace is a member of the ELCA. We celebrate weekly communion with traditional liturgy, organ and choir. 15840 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, 437-2599, www.peaceftmyers.com, peace@peaceftmyers.com REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH 3950 Winkler Ext., Fort Myers, 274-0143 8:15 and 10:15 a.m. Sunday Services Daily early learning center/day care RIVER OF LIFE ASSEMBLY OF GOD 21580 River Ranch Rd, Estero 239-495-0400 Senior Pastor: Todd Weston 8 and 9:45 a.m Services; 11:30 a.m. Legacy Service, multi-generational 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 E-mail: rabbi.barras@templebethel.com Cantorial soloist: Lawrence Dermer Temple educator: Dale Cohen, MaEd, RJE Shabbat Services, Friday, 7:30 p.m. Torah Study, Saturday, 9:15 a.m. Religious Education; Sunday School and Midweek classes, Preschool Classes, Monday through Friday Web site: www.templebethel.comcontinued on page 11THE RIVER MARCH 23, 201210


11 THE RIVER MARCH 23, 2012 From page 10Churches/TemplesAffiliated: Union for Reform Judaism TEMPLE JUDEA (CONSERVATIVE) 14486 A&W Bulb Road, Fort Myers, 433-0201, Rabbi: Rabbi Elyssa Auster President: Keith Grossman Minyan: Monday & Thursday at 9 a.m. Services: Friday night at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday morning at 9 a.m. Religious School Sunday morning Web site: www.tjswfl.org Preschool director: JoAnn Goldman email templejudeapreschool@gmail.com 433-0201, Web site: www.tjswfl.org Affiliated: United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism THE CHABAD LUBAVITCH OF SW FLORIDA ORTHODOX 5620 Winkler Road, Fort Myers Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz 433-7708, E-mail: rabbi@chabadswf.org Web site: www.chabadswf.org Services: Friday 6:30 p.m.; Saturday Kabbalah class 9 a.m.; Shacharit 10 a.m.; Kiddush at noon Minyan: Monday and Thursday 7 a.m. THE NEW CHURCH The New Church of SWFL is located 10811 Sunset Plaza Circ. #401, behind Zoomers. Rev. Gabriella Cahaley officiates worship services on Sundays at 11 a.m. during the season. Other worship events are held on the beach in Fort Myers Beach. See our webpage http://www.newchurchflorida.com/ or call for more information 239-481-5535. 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.org UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH FORT MYERS 13411 Shire Lane (off Daniels Parkway one mile west of I-75) Minister: The Reverend 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, Interim Pastor Jim Eggert Pastor Peter Weeks Sunday Services: 8:30 a.m. Traditional; 10 a.m. Blended Traditional and Contemporary; 11:30 a.m. Contemporary. Childrens Sunday School, Adult /Teen Bible Classes, 10 a.m. Area Churches To Host Yard Sale For Haven Of Hope On Saturday, April 7 starting at 7 a.m., three area churches will come together for a giant yard sale in an effort to raise funds for Haven of Hope Orphanage. Safe Harbor Community Church, Elevation Ministries and Riverside Baptist site host of the event have banned together are actively collecting items for the yard sale. In addition to tons of treasures for sale, there will also be hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, drinks and many homemade baked goodies available for purchase. There will also be a jump house for the children to enjoy while their parents shop, haircuts provided by the staff of Salon Adrian, and a car wash provided by Teen Challenge. All of the proceeds will go to Haven of Hope. For those interested in donating, items can be left at any of the participating churches and someone from the Haven of Hope Yard Sale committee will pick them up before April 6. Yard sale volunteers can pick up large items. Call Vinnie Nardi at 209-7477 to make arrangements. Riverside Baptist is located at 8660 Daniels Parkway in Fort Myers. Safe Harbor Community Church is located at 12960 Plantation Road and Elevation Ministries is located at 1735 Jackson Street, both are also in Fort Myers. For more information, call Jeri Church at 823-8322 or e-mail jchurch1@comcast. net. GodMen, Stine Coming To LehighFMI GodMen Conference, along with IGNITE Leadership Training For Men, is coming to New Life Assembly of God, located at 5146 Leonard Blvd. South in Lehigh Acres on Saturday, March 31 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Brad Stine. Brad Stine is the most media covered Christian comedian in the country. He had an eight-page profile written about him and his comedy in the New Yorker magazine, where he was referred to as Gods Comic and we are thrilled to have him coming to Southwest Florida, said Russ Franklin of IGNITE. Stine has been featured in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today as well as NBC Nightly News, HBO, Showtime, CNN, ABC Nightline, MTV and Comedy Central He is the creator and founder of GodMen and will be the headlining speaker of this conference. GodMen is, A contrarian movement where thousands of Christian men are reaching for more forceful, more rugged expressions of their faith. The Los Angeles Times. Along with GodMen with Brad Stine, attendees will also be able to participate in the IGNITE Leadership Training that will have sessions on Leadership, Marriage, Relationships and Ministry. For more details on registration and ticket information, visit www.fmigodmenlehighacres.eventbrite.com. Group rates are available until March 23. Visit www.ignitingmen.org for additional details. Sponsorship is available by calling Power Wears Pink Marketing Group at 225-0036. Does for Charles Bukowski Anita Thompson, author, wife of Hunter S. Thompson Frank Messina, NY Mets Poet Lauren Hutton, actress, super-model Ron Whitehead, Kentucky outlaw poetavailable at www.amazon.comYoure invited to the Release Party!Sun. March 25, 3pmReading, Book Signing, ReceptionSpace 3939 Patio de Leon, Fort Myers, 239.690.0004 Concert At New Hope ChurchNew Hope Presbyterian Church welcomes pianist and multimedia musician Julian Toha on Saturday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary. A recipient of numerous awards and scholarships, Tohas most prestigious was earning the title of 2009 National Presser Scholar. In May 2010, he graduated with a bachelors of music in piano performance from Florida State University. Known for his passionate performances, poetic imagination, and technical command, he has acquired a reputation as being an exciting young artist of the 21st century. In 2009, Toha established a performing arts company called Hidden Reflections, which aims to revolutionize the performance tradition of classical music through artistic collaboration. He currently resides in London and is pursuing his studies in piano with Ian Jones, professor of piano at the Royal College of Music. This concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call the church office at 274-1230 or visit www.newhopefortmyers.org. New Hope Presbyterian Church is at 3825 McGregor Boulevard, one block south of the Fort Myers Country Club. Julian Toha


From page 1Fallen Soldiers PaintingsBattalion, 187th Infantry Regt, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He was 23 when he died in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan in June 2010 while leading a platoon. Both are now buried in Arlington National Cemetery. The event is free, with a $5 suggested donation, a portion of which will go to Project Compassion. Films begin at 2 p.m. Kaziah the Goat Woman will run at 2:30 p.m. with the portrait presentations immediately after. Space is limited, so arrive early to guarantee a seat in the Foulds Theatre at the Alliance. The Fort Myers Film Festival runs from March 21 through March 25 with screenings at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center and the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. More information is available at www.artinlee.org or www.fortmyersfilmfestival.com. Kaziah Hancock works on a portraitTHE RIVER MARCH 23, 201212 Case Studies And Observations At HOPE CenterHOPE Biblical Counseling & Training Center of Fort Myers is offering a course entitled Case Studies & Observations on Tuesday evenings, beginning on April 3 and continuing through June 5, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. This course will give students the opportunity to observe outstanding counselors and assess the counseling with the class. It will observe recorded sessions involving: Relationship Issues Marriage Issues Conflict Resolution Perfectionism Anorexia Anxiety It will also prepare students for: Certification by the National Association of Nouthetic Counselors Certification by the International Association of Biblical Counselors Undergraduate credit through Covenant Life University HOPE has been ministering in the Fort Myers area for over 20 years, is recommended by the Association of Biblical Counselors and is a NANO Approved Training Center. HOPE Biblical Counseling & Training Center is located at 9065 Ligon Court in Fort Myers. For more information or to register, call 481-0777 or e-mail HOPEoffice@hopebiblicalcounseling. org. Live Oak Arts FestWestminster Presbyterian Church in Fort Myers announced that the Live Oak Arts Fest will be held on Saturday, March 31 from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is free. This arts and crafts event will feature the works of local artists and craftsmen. Enjoy live music and food for all, as well as bounce houses and face painting for the kids. Westminster Presbyterian Church is located at 9065 Ligon Court (by Lexington Country Club) in Fort Myers. Call 481-2125 for additional information. SFCA To Host 13th Annual AuctionSouthwest Florida Christian Academy (SFCA) will host its annual auction beginning at 5:30 p.m. this Saturday, March 24 on the school campus, located at 3750 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. The theme for the night is Hollywood: Lights, Camera, Auction! Jay Severson, a local celebrity, will auction off well over $50,000 of donated items, including trips, diamonds, pets and many professional sports team game tickets. There will be something for everyone. To purchase tickets, visit www.swfca. com. The event is open to the public. High Heels & High Rollers Casino Luncheon PlannedBrightest Horizons is hosting High Heels & High Rollers, a casino luncheon on Wednesday, March 28. Partnering with Primetime Events to demonstrate professional strategy for two of the most popular casino games, blackjack and Texas Holdem, this is a unique opportunity for novice players to learn the fundamentals and advanced players to pick up a few new tricks. Guests will also be treated to a lesson in luxury fashion with a fashion show featuring resort wear designs from local boutiques and a silent auction. This ladies luncheon will be hosted at Gulf Harbour from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Admission is $50 which includes lunch, gaming lesson, silent auction and resort wear fashion show. Pat Ostrom, Reading Buddies coordinator and former educator, is the chairperson for this years event. Proceeds of this event will benefit the early education and literacy programs offered at Brightest Horizons Child Development Center. Table and Sponsorship opportunities are also available. For more information about Brightest Horizons Child Development Center, visit http://brightesthorizons.org or contact Connie Martin at 481-2100. Redneck Humor At Off Broadway Palm Theatreby Di SaggauStereotypical trailer-trash behavior is elevated to new heights in The Great American Trailer Park Musical, now showing at the Off Broadway Palm Theatre. Genuinely silly, often funny and occasionally a tad vulgar, the show gathers momentum from one rollicking song to the next and has the audience in stitches. With songs like This Side of the Tracks, Flushed Down the Pipes and Road Kill, this is a musical unlike others youve seen. The action takes place in Armadillo Acres, a north Florida trailer park in a town called Starke. There are also various trips to a local strip club and a mall in Oklahoma City. The shabby trailer park is complete with rusty maiboxes, an assortment of webbed plastic lawn chairs and strings of bright left-over Christmas tree lights. Nothing matches. The story centers around Norbert (Bryan Robinson) and his agoraphobic wife, Jeannie (Jessica Unice), whose marriage is threatened by a young stripper Pippi (Shannon McMillan). The trailer park is also home to a trio of lively women, Linoleum (April Monte), Betty (Kathi Osborne) and Pickles (Kaitlin Doughty). They serve as narration and general commentary throughout the show. Linoleums hubby is on death row at the state pen. Pickles is a 17-year-old with hysterical pregnancy syndrome. And Betty is a flashy widow who inherited the trailer park. The cast is amazing and the audience reaction is phenomenal. A tacky as these characters may be, theres something about them that grabs you and wont let go. Pippi is on the run from her ex-boyfriend, Duke (Adam Clough). She turns up the heat with pole-dancing and gyrations that get Norberts and everyone elses attention. Soon, they are an item and Jeannie is distraught. Then Duke arrives on the scene and all bets are off. We dont see much of him in the first act, but in the second hes unforgettable as the magic marker-sniffing tough guy with a big secret. There is a whole lot of talent in this show. If you enjoy redneck humor, youre going to love it. Directed by Paul Bernier, The Great American Trailer Park Musical plays through April 29 at The Off Broadway Palm Theatre, 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Tickets are available online at www.BroadwayPalm.com, at the box office or by calling 278-4422. 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13 THE RIVER MARCH 23, 2012 OUR PATIENTS CANT PAY THEIR BILLS BUT YOU CAN HELP INSURE THE ANIMALS AT CROW CROW Join CROW for Walk on Walk on the the Wild Side Wild Side March 30, 2012 8am For more information, visit www.crowclinic.org or phone 472-3644 ext. 229Go to www.crowclinic.orgClick on Help Insure a CROW Patient Choose your favorite patient Make your pledge with a credit card Receive a certi cate with a photo of your chosen animal by reply e-mailFor more information, phone 472-3644 ext. 231Please thank our Case of the Week ad sponsor for supporting CROW:thanks for helping insure the care and feeding of our patients CROW Case Of The Week: Red Shouldered Hawkby Patricia MolloyOn March 1, a redshouldered hawk arrived at CROW after being hit by a car. After a quick but thorough examination by Dr. Heather, it was anesthetized so that radiographic testing could be performed to check for internal injures. Fortunately for this raptor, the accident did not cause permanent, life-threatening trauma. As soon as it was awake and alert, it was fed a warm meal by Dr. Heather in order to ensure that its blood sugar was stable. After spending two days inside the clinic, it was transferred to CROWs large flight cage to boost its strength and stamina. Hawks are common in mythology symbols, often representing swiftness, agility and strength. Red-shouldered hawks ( Buteo lineatus) are divided into five subspecies. The variety found in south Florida has the palest plumage of those in North America. They are territorial and monogamous avians best known for their distinctive, loud kee-aah call. Unlike most hawks, a red-shouldered hawk is a sit-and-wait hunter, utilizing perches instead of the ground to hunt for prey. Dr. Heather anticipates a full recovery and quick release for patient #0403. It will be returned to its home to soar gracefully over the skies of Sanibel. While monetary donations are invaluable, it is the volunteers that have made CROW successful for more than four decades. They collectively donate thousands of hours each year, performing necessary tasks that allow the doctors and medical interns (who often work more than 12 hours a day) to care for the thousands of sick, injured and orphaned patients that have been treated at CROW. If you are interested in grazing tortoises, feeding baby raccoons and exotic birds, go to the clinics website or contact the volunteer coordinator for more information. CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from the Gulf Coast of Florida. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to PO Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit: www.crowclinic.org. Dr. Heather checking the pupil size and irregular eye movements to determine if there is any head trauma


THE RIVER MARCH 23, 201214 Dave Doane 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 Your Bottom Specialist Call on Paint Prices Da ve D oa ne NEW M O T O R S ALE S REB U ILT P O WERHEAD S FA C T O RY TRAINED MER CU RY MARINER JO HN SO N EVINR U D E SUZUKI YAMAHA O M C I / O S MER C RUI S ER C ourteous Pro f essional Marine Repair S ervice Dockside S ervic e S ervin g S ani b e l & C a p t i va F or L i f e Y B t t Yo ur Bottom t t t t B rB Y YoB Yo u Bot to m t t tt B r B Y Yo B o o B B Specialist Specialist C Call on Paint Prices on a t Prices C Call on Paint Prices 1 Great Mixed Bag Of Fish Out There, Including Tarponby Capt. Matt MitchellDespite a few windy days, it was close to another perfect week on the water. Fishing was easy enough for the most part with just about every deeper flat and sand hole out on the shallower flats loaded with fish. Some really large Spanish mackerel are moving up on the deeper flats and a very consistent big sea trout bite is still going on. Bigger sharks have begun appearing all over the bay and mangrove redfish action keeps getting better as the afternoon high tides improve. This week I saw tarpon every day I was out and had several reports of anglers hooking and landing a few tarpon in the bay. During the slower moving tides the first part of the week, most of my fishing was for big trout along with ladyfish, bluefish and Spanish mackerel. Areas around the power lines, Red Light Shoal, the Sanibel Lighthouse bar, the grassy shoals inside Redfish Pass and the grass flats at White Rock were all great areas for this. Linda Kutney of Virginia got one of the bigger trout of the week on my boat. The fat trout was a lone fish in a big sand hole off North Captiva and measured 24 inches. Depending on the skill level of my anglers this week, we caught fish on anything from live shrimp and shiners under a popping cork to soft plastic jigs, spoons and even some plugs. Talk about a wide open bite. At times everyone on board was hooked up. This type of flats action has been fast and furious. Taking people out who have never experienced this kind of non-stop action is always a good thing. Simply find the clean water and feeding birds and you will be on the fish. Consistent redfishing is finally here too. Even on the not so high tides, mangroves from Galt Island to Demiere Key held lots of slot-sized fish. Live shrimp and cut ladyfish have been the baits of choice. Soak your bait up close to the mangroves and if you dont get a redfish in five to 10 minutes, keep moving. Once I locate them, Ive been getting three or four out of each spot. The big redfish of the week on my boat was 29 inches and caught on Mason island. Snook have began to slowly make their move toward the passes with water temperatures warming. I did catch a few while drift-fishing live pinfish in Blind Pass last week. As the water gets warmer this will only get better. Snook were also found around oyster bars in the middle sound although it was tough to get them to eat a bait. These snook are staging on the middle sound oyster bars on their way to the passes and beaches. Snook is still all catch-and-release fishing until at least September, so handle them with care if youre lucky enough to get one. While snook fishing the gaps in Regla Island one morning this week, a client caught a really big flounder on a big shiner. The flattie measured 19 inches. Now thats a tasty dinner treat. Though I have not yet taken my first tarpon trip of the season, there are just about enough fish around to give it a shot. This weekends calm conditions made the tarpon easy to spot with small pods of fish rolling on the west side of Regla Island to Hemp Key and also on the western side of the sound around Fosters Point. The last few years our tarpon seasons really did not get rolling until the end of April/early May as the water took much longer to warm up to that magical 78 degrees after the cold winters. Although a few of my buddies have hooked tarpon already, I have not. With two tarpon rods on board at all times, rigged and ready to go, I think this will be my week. Its just a matter of being in the right place at the right time to get my clients a shot at a silver king.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 captmattmitchell@aol.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 press@riverweekly.com. Linda Kutney from Virginia with a 24-inch trout, pictured with Capt. Matt Mitchell Andy Gillis (239) 292-1915 www.andygillis.com 28 Pursuit 2860 Denali 2000 Mercury Quicksilver 454 MAG MPI Bravo Gas engine, serviced 1/2012, new manifolds & risers, A/C, Bimini w/ enclosure, Furuno Color GPS/Sounder, lift kept on Sanibel Island. Asking $37,000.34 Gemini 105C 2004 27 HP Westerbeke diesel, 12K BTU A/C, Raymarine ST tridata series w/ wind. Autopilot, Garmin GPS, 150 RF genoa, F/B main, davits, solar panel. January 2012 bottom paint. Asking $137,500.


15 THE RIVER MARCH 23, 2012 CaluSUP Race Planned For Paddleboarders A seven-mile Stand-Up Paddleboard race in the Gulf of Mexico is scheduled to be held on Saturday, May 5, drawing SUPers to Fort Myers Beachs newest watersport event: the CaluSUP Race. Also included in the one-day event is a one-mile race, a family-friendly race, free demonstrations for the public and SUP activities for Lee County Special Olympic athletes. Festivities run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Crescent Beach Family Park, Lee County Parks & Recreations newest beach park, located at 1100 Estero Blvd. in Fort Myers Beach. The event name CaluSUP celebrates the fast-growing watersport of Stand-Up Paddleboarding as well as Lee Countys 190-mile canoe, kayak and SUP trail, the Great Calusa Blueway. The SWFL SUP Club is organizing the race day with partnership assistance from Lee County Parks & Recreation and the Best Western PLUS Beach Resort. Proceeds will benefit Lee County Special Olympics. CaluSUP is a spinoff of the successful 2011 Bay to Gulf SUP Race, which drew 50 racers and 200 spectators to Bunche Beach/San Carlos Bay Preserve last May. SWFL SUP Club organizers expect this Gulf-based race course to offer equal fun with a more challenging, longer course for advanced SUPers, a short course for beginners and opportunities for the public that wants to sample the sport of SUPing along Southwest Floridas sandy shores. Racers of all abilities are welcome. Sponsorship opportunities are available. The entry fee is $15 for club members, $30 for the public (before April 24) or $40 on race day. Special Olympic athletes can compete for free by contacting Dorothy Barilla at 432-2031. All others should contact SWFL SUP Club at info@ swflsupclub.org or 404-7453. Complete details can be found at www.swflsupclub.org. Paddling trail maps and information are online at www.calusablueway.com. Stand-Up Paddleboards lined up prior to an event Local Waters/ Local Charts Class OfferedThe San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron, a unit of the United States Power Squadrons, will be offering the popular Local Waters/Local Charts class. The class will be held on Saturday, April 21 from 1:30pm to 4:30 p.m. at the Power Squadrons classroom, 16048 San Carlos Blvd. at the corner of Kelly Road (across from ACE Hardware) in Fort Myers. The class is directed towards new boaters and boaters new to the area, as well as those wishing to learn chart reading. It will provide the boater with some of the basics of navigation, oriented to the Fort Myers area. Students will be using chart 11427 and you must bring this chart to class. Optional On-The-Water training is also offered at a later date. Please check with the class instructor for details. The cost of the class is $40. Students can register online at www.scbps.com or call 466-4040. Survival Class At Cape Yacht ClubThe Cape Coral Yacht Club is offering a Survival Class for ages 16 and older on Saturday, March 24. The class will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the yacht club and the cost is $25. Learn survival skills for disasters like weather, manmade or unexpected situations that may occur at anytime. In this class learn about fire-starting, proper water collection, emergency shelters and necessary survival gear. Assemble your very own survival kit and Go-Bag. There will also be a survival skill segment with Para-Cord. Learn the many uses and how to make a Para-Cord lanyard and keep as a class souvenir. There will be demonstrations on Spot Satellite, Ultimate Survival Technologies and Spec Ops brand products. Preregistration is required by calling 574-0806. The yacht club is at 5819 Driftwood Parkway. BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island 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 lounge1/2 Price DrinksCall & Well Liquor, Draft Beer Selections, Select House Wine Reservations Required for All Cruises All Cruises(239)472-5300Cruises depart from beautiful Captiva Islandwww.captivacruises.com Call for departure timeTHE BEST WAY TO SEE THE ISLANDS IS FROM THE WATER 10 a.m. Island Cruise to Useppa Or Cabbage Key Adventure Sailing Cruises 4:00 p.m. Dolphin Watch Cruise Beach & Shelling Cruise Sunset Serenade Cruise with Island Musicians SCBS&PS Offers Boating Courseby Cdr. Mary SmelterThe San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron, a unit of the United States Power Squadrons, will be offering Americas Boating Course on Saturday, March 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.This course is recognized by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators. The State of Florida recently passed legislation requiring anyone born after January 1, 1988 to have passed a safe boating course and obtain a Boating Safety Education ID card, which is valid for life, in order to operate a boat with more than 10 HP. Each student will receive a card/certificate from the Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission upon completion of the class. The course consists of two sessions on consecutive Saturdays. The second session will be held on Saturday, March 31, also from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The cost of the course is $40, with a $20 cost for a second person sharing the instruction materials. Topics covered include hull design, docking, anchoring, handling boating emergencies, reading channel markers and many other topics to make each boating experience safer and more enjoyable. Successful completion of this course entitles the boater to six months free membership in a United States Power Squadron. The course is being taught at the San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadrons classroom, located at 16048 San Carlos Blvd., at the corner of Kelly Road (across from ACE Hardware). Students can register online at www.scbps.com or call the office 466-4040.


THE RIVER MARCH 23, 201216 Shell Museum Oyster Eating Contest ReturnsGet ready... get set... slurp! The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum will hold its 3rd annual Oyster Eating Contest at The Timbers Restaurant and Fish Market on Saturday, April 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Each contestant will be given one minute to consume as many oysters as they can. Lamar Williams won last years contest by downing 48 mollusks. Prizes will be awarded in several categories. Clay Miller of NBC-2 returns as master of ceremonies, and along with oyster eating, there will be face painting, childrens games and crafts, cooking and mollusk workshops, food and drink vendors, an oyster exhibit and a raffle. Admission is free, and participants may enter the contest with a minimum $250 sponsorship. All proceeds will benefit the shell museum exhibits and educational programs. If you are interested in being a contestant and/or a sponsor, contact Clair Beckmann at 472-4524 or e-mail her at clairann2000@yahoo.com. Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum Director Dr. Jos H. Leal, left, and emcee Clay Miller of NBC-2 give an oyster eating demonstration before last years contest DDWS Welcomes New Awards Sponsor At DingSuncoast Schools Federal Credit Union Foundation of Fort Myers has joined Tarpon Bay Explorers and Mr. and Mrs. Hans Fleischner to sponsor the inaugural Ding Darling Conservation Education Awards (Ding Awards) that will take place on Tuesday, May 8 in Fort Myers. The ceremony will award local middle school teachers and students for their achievements in conservation. Author and Tropicalia editor Amy Bennett Williams will deliver the keynote address. Ding Darling Wildlife Society will present checks amounting to $8,000 to 2012 conservation scholarship winners. This years scholarship sponsors include: Tarpon Bay Explorers Scholarship for Environmental Studies (two scholarships) Now in its seventh consecutive year Jane Werner Environmental Scholarship The first permanently endowed scholarship received at Ding Darling Wildlife Society The Richard Bailey Memorial Scholarship The Jack & Dolores Clarke Scholarship The Hans & Leslie Fleischner Scholarship Barbara Jean Keller Memorial Scholarship The Bill Lipman Memorial Scholarship The Mary Lou Schadt Scholarship Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union Foundation It is still possible to honor friends and family members with a conservation scholarship in their name. To learn more, contact Birgie Vertesch at 292-0566 or director@dingdarlingsociety.org. To apply for a DDWS conservation education scholarships, high school seniors and college students in Lee, Charlotte and Collier counties can visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org. The entry deadline is Saturday, March 31. The staff of Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union Foundation Americas Boating Course OfferedThe San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron, a unit of the United States Power Squadrons, will be offering Americas Boating Course on Saturday, April 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This course is recognized by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators. The State of Florida recently passed legislation requiring anyone born after January 1, 1988 to have passed a safe boating course and obtain a Boating Safety Education ID card, which is valid for life, in order to operate a boat with more than 10 HP. Each student will receive a card/certificate from the Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission upon completion of the class. The course consists of two sessions on consecutive Saturdays. The second session will be held on Saturday, April 28 also from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Topics covered include hull design, docking, anchoring, handling boating emergencies, reading channel markers and many other topics to make each boating experience safer and more enjoyable. Successful completion of this course entitles the boater to six months free membership in a United States Power Squadron. The cost of the course is $40, with a $20 cost for a second person sharing the instruction materials. The course is being taught at the San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron classroom, located at 16048 San Carlos Blvd. at the corner of Kelly Road (across from ACE Hardware) in Fort Myers. Students can register online at www. scbps.com or call 466-4040 for more information. Basic GPS ClassThe San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron, a unit of the United States Power Squadrons, will be offering a class in basic GPS operation on Saturday, April 14 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. This class will be offered again in the fall of 2012. The class is designed to introduce new users to GPS. The class will include discussions of marine navigation, how a GPS works and GPS limitations. There will be an extensive presentation on what a GPS can do and what a boater can do with GPS. For those interested in purchasing a GPS, you will understand what a GPS can do for you and some of the key features to look for as you shop for a GPS. The cost of the class is $40. The class is being taught at the San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron classroom, located at 16048 San Carlos Blvd. at the corner of Kelly Road (across from ACE Hardware) in Fort Myers. Students can register online at www. scbps.com or call 466-4040 for more information. Bowmans Beach Bird Walk OfferedThe next Sanibel-Captiva Audubon Club-sponsored bird walk will be held this Saturday, March 24 at Bowmans Beach. Participants will meet just before the wooden bridge to the beach at 8 a.m. Non-resident parking is $2 per hour. These bird walks are open to the public and all levels of experience. The suggested donation is $2. Call Hugh Verry at 395-3798 for more details.


17 THE RIVER MARCH 23, 2012 Plant SmartAmerican Elmby Gerri ReavesAmerican elm (Ulmus Americana or Ulmusfloridana) is an elegant native shade tree. The type found in Florida, also called Florida elm, is smaller than the elms found in much of the U.S. The tree grows to a height of 60 to 80 feetwith an attractive vase-shaped crown that can be 50 feet wide. In the wild, it inhabits areas with rich moist soil, such as the banks of lakes and streams. Besides beauty and shade, other winning attributes include a fast growth rate, medium drought tolerance, and pest resistance. It will adapt to various conditions, but ideally should receive full sun in well-drained soil. In the fall, the dark green leavesof four to six inches long turn a beautiful yellow before dropping. Oval or oblong, they have toothed edges and pronounced veins. In spring, the small greenish inconspicuous flowers emerge in clusters of three or four on the bare tree. The green fruit is a single seed surrounded by a wafer-like wing that aids in dispersal. Trees must reach about 15 years old before bearing seeds. The seed, which remains closed at maturity, is a food source for birds and other wildlife. American elm typically develops a single trunk with dark graydeeply ridged bark. The wood is so heavy and strong that it was traditionally used to build boats and ships, barrels, wheel hubs and furniture. Fortunately, Floridas elms do not seem to be greatly affected by the devastating Dutch elm disease that has caused the trees severe decline in other states. The tree is the larval or host plant for the oddly named Question Mark butterfly, found mostly in northern and central parts of the state. Propagate American elm with seeds or cuttings. Sources: Native Florida Plants by Robert G. Haehle and Joan Brookwell, A Gardeners Guide to Floridas Native Plants by Rufino Osorio, edis.ifas.ufl.edu and floridaforest.org. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. The large toothed leaves of the deciduous American elm turn yellow in fall photos by Gerri Reaves Native American elm is an attractive shade tree GreenFest Expo At Edison StateBeing green is easier than you think, and you can learn all about it during the Fourth Annual GreenFest Expo, hosted by Edison State College. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 24 on the Collier Campus at 7007 Lely Cultural Parkway in Naples. Admission and parking are free and open to the public. GreenFest Expo brings together dozens of businesses and organizations to share innovative products and services that are healthy, resource conserving, and good for the environment. Exhibits will include alternative transportation, alternative energy sources, efficient insulation, nontoxic household products, fresh and natural foods, vegetarian food samples, and yard and garden techniques In addition to the exhibitors, the GreenFest Expo will feature artists, live music, childrens activities, food, natural products and more! GreenFest is a great way to learn more about conserving our natural resources. It is amazing that even the littlest things can have such a positive impact on our environment, said Dr. Robert R. Jones, interim president, Edison State College Collier Campus. We are also celebrating our colleges 50th anniversary this year, and GreenFest is our way of marking a historical milestone, yet looking to the future. Sponsors this year include Edison State College, WSGL Mix 104.7 FM, WGUF 98.9 FM and SWFL Naturally. For more information about the GreenFest Expo, visit www.edison.edu/ collier/environmental/edison_greenfest. php. Rain Barrel WorkshopFlorida Yards & Neighborhoods (FYN) will host a workshop on Saturday, April 21 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. to show residents how to prevent stormwater runoff by making a rain barrel. The workshop will be held at Rotary Park, 5505 Rose Garden Road in Cape Coral. Lee County Extension educators will demonstrate how to set up a recycled 55-gallon plastic barrel to collect rain water from your roof. Use the water for your landscape plants, potted plants, vegetable and herb gardens, and special plant collections. The workshop will provide set-up instruction, maintenance, artistic possibilities and a reference booklet. Learn how to conserve water, save money, and protect water quality. The cost is $45 per rain barrel. Visit http://lee.ifas.ufl.edu/FYN/FYN_ Classes/RainBarrel042112.pdf. Protect the environment in your yard by selecting the right plants & conserving water. Learn the nine Florida Yards & Neighborhoods concepts. Transform your yard into an oasis for wildlife while saving money.PLEASE PRE-REGISTER TO ATTEND THIS CLASSTo Register online: go to http://lee.ifas.u .edu Scroll down and choose the WebTRAC Icon. Instructions provided. Category for this class is -Florida Yards & Neighborhoods Or call: 239-533-7514Lee County Extension: 239-533-IFAS (4327) For FYN events, visit our website/calendar at: www://lee.ifas.u .edu Lee CountyIncludes walking tour of the Florida-Friendly Landscape displayDate: April 14, 2012 Time: 9:00 a.m. Noon. Where: Eco-Living Center at Rutenberg Park 6490 South Pointe Blvd. Ft. Myers, FL 33919


THE RIVER MARCH 23, 201218 Caring For Your PlantsAquatic Plants And Water GardensBy Justen DobbsAquatic plants, ponds and water gardens seem to be a daunting task for most homeowners. How do I keep it clean? What type of pump do I use? There are many questions that surface when the idea pops up I will try to shed some light on them. Contrary to popular belief, a small pond can be fairly low-maintenance and will add a lot of character to the landscape. All you will need is an electrical outlet near by and some know-how. Pre-made plastic pond liners can be purchased at most big-box stores. These are the simplest way to create a small pond in your landscape. Find a shaded area of your garden and dig a hole to fit the liner and lay it in. Fill dirt around the gaps to make sure that it is snug and secure. Then, surround the edges with a flat stone such as stepping stone. This can be purchased in many shapes and colors. Fill the pond with fresh water and add some gold fish or beta fish. These fish will eat the algae in the water and keep the pond clean. Use a small 500 GPH (Gallon Per Hour) pond pump (around $30 to $75) with an adjustable flow on it. Place the pump in the bottom of the pond and run the outlet hose to the top of the pond liner to allow it to pour into the water. This oxygenates the water for the fish. Lastly, you can place some plants into the pond with their container submerged in the water. The plant containers can be weighted down by rocks to keep them in place. Try papyrus, water lillies, Majesty palms, Sealing Wax palms or any plant that you can find growing in a low, flooded place on your property. These plants and palms grow naturally in areas that are flooded most of the year or along river beds, so they will be used to having their roots submerged. In fact, there is a palm from Madagascar called the Musical palm (Ravenea musicalis) which begins its life at the bottom of a creek. Its first leaf is hooked, allowing it to anchor itself to the rocks and begin growing completely submerged. It will eventually reach the surface and grow above the water! You can also place low-maintenance plants such as bromeliads, grasses, or aloe around the edge of the pond as accents. During the winter, you may need to add some water to the pond. However, during summer it should get enough water from our rains. The fish clean the pond, the pump keeps the fish alive and the plants provide erosion protection and shade. With some minor adjustments over time, this can turn out to be a fun and rewarding part of your landscape. Dobbs is a landscape architect in south Florida specializing in custom, upscale landscapes. He can be reached at seabreezenurseries@gmail.com. From page 1Tree City USA Promote healthier communities by filtering the air we breathe by removing dust and other particles. Moderate climate, conserve water and provide vital habitat for wildlife. Reduce the heat island effect in urban areas caused by pavement and buildings. Reduce energy use and increase property values. More information about Tree City USA can be found at www.arborday.org/ TreeCityUSA. This water garden is about seven feet long. Notice the plants inside and around the pond. A larger water garden can have two ponds the top spills into the bottom. Join us for Walk & Learn Join us for Walk & Learn ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT CROW & OUR WILDLIFE PATIENTS ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT CROW & OUR WILDLIFE PATIENTS 9th Annual ~ Walk through Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge 9th Annual ~ Walk through Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge Sanibel Island www.crowclinic.org Sanibel Island www.crowclinic.org CROW CROW Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife 2012 2012 WALK ON THE WILDSIDE WALK ON THE WILDSIDE Friday, March 30thEntry Fee: $25 Individual Children 12 & under FREE (No T-shirt for 12 & under) Rain or ShineIncludes: Special Rounds Session with Dr. Barron, Refreshments, Your Choice of a CROW T-Shirt, and Door Prizes ~ all back at the CROW Visitor Education Center after the Walk RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED Call 239/472-3644 ext 231 MC/VISA accepted DAY OF THE EVENT CASH OR CHECK ONLY (Cut here and mail completed form) SIGN IN & START: 8:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m. (no late starts after 9:00 am) at entrance to Wildlife Drive WILDLIFE DRIVE WILL BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC DURING THIS EVENT Please Call For Special Needs RequirementsPREREGISTRATIONYes, I am a CROW Member No, I am not a member CARD# Exp. Date: SIGNATURE: E-Mail: Credit Card Payment ~ Mastercard Visa NAME: ADDRESS: CITY/STATE/ZIP: PHONE: CVV Billing Zip Code: MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO CROW MAIL TO: CROW, P.O. Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957 Deadline for Pre-registering ~ March 26, 2012 Symphonic Chorale To Hold RaffleInternationally recognized glass artist Petra Kaiser of Cape Coral loves all art forms. When one of her students, Edina Lessack of Sanibel, asked her if she would donate a prize to be raffled off by the Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida, she graciously agreed. The first prize is a striking fused glass sculpture, aptly named Friendship. Along with the artwork, Kaiser is offering a creative studio party for two. She also teaches classes at BIG Arts, at Edison State Colleges Arts Academy and at the Alliance for the Arts. Her students learn to create not only sculpture but also jewelry, tableware, and wall art. The second and third raffle prizes are equally impressive. Second prize is a hand-made sterling sliver sealife bracelet from Congress Jewelers while third is a two-night getaway at either Matanzas Inn Resort or Holiday Harbour plus dinner on Fort Myers Beach. The lucky raffle winners will be chosen during the Symphonic Chorales concert Back To Beethoven: An Epic Journey on Sunday, March 25 at 4 p.m. at South Fort Myers High School. The Chorale also performs with the Ave Maria Choirs on Saturday, March 24 at 8 p.m. at Moorings Church in Naples. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Coalition of Immokalee Workers. The program includes works by Dvorak and Brahms and concludes with Beethovens Choral Fantasy featuring guest piano soloist and diplomat John Robilette under the direction of Timothy McDonnell. Concert and raffle tickets are available from any member of the Symphonic Chorale or by calling 560-5695.


19 THE RIVER MARCH 23, 2012 Symphonic Chorale Performance This Weekendby Jim GeorgeThis is one of those dont miss it performances; the combination of two talented choral groups, an orchestra and a world class pianist combined into one epic concert. The Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida (formerly the Southwest Florida Symphony Chorus) is presenting its spring concert Beethoven An Epic Journey. The combined chorus of 140 voices will fill the auditorium at South Fort Myers High School and will include Antonin Dvoraks Mass in D Major and Johannes Brahms Schicksalslied, a short, powerful work for chorus and orchestra in a sparkling late Sunday afternoon concert. Topping off the concert will be a rare performance of one of Ludwig Van Beethovens greatest and most inspiring masterworks, The Fantasia, Op. 80.,(Choral Fantasy) for piano, orchestra and chorus, a precursor to his powerful Ninth Symphony. The featured piano soloist for Fantasia is John Robilette. Robilette has performed extensively internationally and in the United States. Dr. Timothy McDonnell, artistic director of the Symphonic Chorale will conduct the performance. McDonnell is also the head of the music department at Ave Maria University and brings his own impressive credentials having served as director of liturgical music at the Pontifical North American College in the Vatican. He served as music director of Studio Lirico Opera Festival in Italy in 2001 and has conducted numerous opera productions in Philadelphia and South Carolina, including Don Giovanni, Dido and Aeneas, LElisirDAmore, and Il Trittico. The concert is Sunday, March 25 at South Fort Myers High School at 4 p.m. The school is located at 14020 Plantation Road. Tickets ranging from $18 to $22 may be obtained by calling 1-877-283-8648. The concert will benefit the Coalition of Immokalee Workers. The concert is also being presented in Naples on Saturday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m. at Moorings Presbyterian Church. Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida John Robilette Outdoor Family Movie NightOutdoor Family Movie Nights continue at the Alliance for the Arts on Friday, March 23 at 8 p.m. with Bee Movie starring Jerry Seinfeld and Rene Zellweger. Blankets and chairs are encouraged. Popcorn and drinks will be available, but picnic baskets and snacks are encouraged. Bring the family for a funny movie under the stars on a giant, portable screen. PG-rated Bee Movie is the story of Barry B. Benson, a bee played by Jerry Seinfeld who just graduated from college. Hes disillusioned because his only job prospect is making honey. When he one day ventures outside of the hive, he breaks the cardinal bee rule by talking to a florist named Vanessa. Barry is shocked to learn that humans have been stealing bees honey for centuries and decides to sue them in this endearing animated comedy. The series concludes on Friday, April 27 with Dolphin Tale. A suggested $5 family donation will help ensure continued free programming at the Alliance. Support is provided by Briers CPA, Riverside Realty, Staging Matters and Winged Foot Title. The Alliance for the Arts is at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. English Country Dancing ClassLearn the social dances of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries at W a-ke Hatchee Recreation Center in Fort Myers. Classes are held year-round on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Enjoy live music and a family friendly atmosphere as you learn English country dance steps.Dress is casual, wear flat shoes with non-slip soles. Partners are not necessary and beginners are welcome. Lessons are free after a one-time payment of $10, which covers lifetime membership to the Wa-Ke Hatchee Recreation Center. For more information, contact Gillian Carney at 603-9828, send an e-mail to fortmyersdancers@hotmail.com or visit http://dancefl.us/ecd/FtMyersECD. shtml. Wa-ke Hatchee Recreation Center is located at 16760 Bass Road in Fort Myers. Call 432-2154 for driving directions.


THE RIVER MARCH 23, 201220 Mastersingers To Take Audiences Back In TimeUsing the original orchestrations of three great composers and the vocal techniques of the baroque and classical eras of music, the Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers plan to transport audiences back in time with their annual spring concert. We are excited to be able to offer these performances that strip away years of changes and so-called improvements to reveal the powerful beauty and drama as they were originally conceived, said Mastersingers artistic director and conductor Jeff Faux. On Saturday, March 24 at 7 p.m., the Mastersingers will present the concert in Faith United Methodist Church in Fort Myers. On Sunday, March 25, the concert will begin at 4 p.m. in Moorings Presbyterian Church in Naples. The program will consist of the great works of George Frideric Handel, including Coronation Anthem No. 4; Franz Joseph Haydns The Lord Nelson Mass and Gabriel Faures Requiem. All three pieces take the listener on a dramatic journey, Faux said. We want our audiences to fully understand the journey and, to aid in that, there will be a video interview shown 20 minutes before the start of the concert. The 70-person chorus will be joined by four critically-acclaimed guest soloists: Candice Hoyes, soprano; Abigail E. Wright, mezzo-soprano; James Patterson, bass; and Nicholas Houhoulis, tenor. They are superb, Faux commented. Two have just finished an engagement with the Metropolitan Opera and James Patterson is a local talent who has sung with the San Francisco Opera and in many other opera houses around the country. The Mastersingers 11th season has been highly successful, starting with a sold out Philharmonic Hall in Naples on September 11 to honor the victims of the 9/11 attacks in 2001, reported Mastersingers president Jill Janda-Kanner. At our concert in Fort Myers St. Lukes Episcopal Church, we collected nearly $1,400 in a free will offering to benefit CCMI, she added. That organization will also share in the spring concert proceeds and we have asked our members to donate two hours of time each, in lieu of two of our rehearsals, to CCMI, as part of our community outreach. To purchase tickets for the spring concert, call 275-5557 (day or evening) or 936-4129 (evenings only). Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers New Exhibit At Rauschenberg GalleryThe Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at Edison State College will present the work of Denise Bookwalter. The exhibition opens to the public on March 16 and runs through April 14. A reception and talk by the artist will be on March 23, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., with the lecture beginning at 7 p.m. The event is open to the public and there is no charge. Bookwalter works in a range of print media including traditional and digital processes, artists books, installations and dimensional prints. She received her BA from Northwestern University and her MFA from Indiana University in printmaking. She lives in Tallahassee, and is an assistant professor of art at Florida State University, where she teaches printmaking and is area head of the printmaking department. She is the director and a founding member of Florida State Universitys new artists book press, Small Craft Advisory Press. Bookwalter has an extensive exhibition record with her work being shown in university, college and private galleries throughout the south and central USA as well as internationally. She has been the recipient of numerous grants from Florida State University as well as Indiana University, and she was an artist in residence at Jyvaskyla Center for Printmaking in Finland. Gallery hours are Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; closed Sundays and holidays. Press n Fold Crease Pattern by Denise Bookwalter Gulf Coast Symphony To Perform Free Symphony At Sunset ConcertThe Gulf Coast Symphony, Southwest Floridas premiercommunity orchestra, presents its much anticipated outdoor Symphony At Sunset concert on Sunday, April 1 at Riverside Community Park in Bonita Springs. The Gulf Coast Symphonys performance begins at 5:30 p.m, with an opening act, The Townsmen Big Band Orchestra, beginning at 4 p.m. The program features pops and light classics. This concert is free and open to the public. No tickets or advanced reservations are required. Riverside Park is located at 10450 Reynolds Street, just off of Old U.S. 41 in Bonita Springs. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring the whole family, lawn chairs, blankets and picnic baskets and spend the afternoon surrounded by Southwest Floridas beautiful spring weather and the great music that Southwest Florida has to offer. For more information on orchestra membership, call the Gulf Coast Symphony at 277-1700, e-mail info@gulfcoastsymphony.org or visit www.gulfcoastsymphony.org. The Townsmen Big Band Orchestra Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


21 THE RIVER MARCH 23, 2012 FMBAA Adds Famous Artist WorkshopsThe Fort Myers Beach Art Association is dedicated to bringing quality art instructors to the area for the education of all artists and not just their own membership. The new schedule of workshops for next season has been prepared and is now open for reservations. Class size is limited, so those who are interested should not wait to sign up. The following instructors are scheduled to teach in November 2012, and in January and February 2013: Steve Rodgers November 12 to 15 Painting Light & Color In Watercolor. Focus on painting boats and their reflections. Rogers, AWS NWS, is an internationally renowned watercolor artist and workshop instructor. He is the recipient of many major awards, including the Best of Show Medal at the National Watercolor Society International Exhibition in 2007. Steve is known for his vibrant and breathtaking marine and Mediterranean landscapes. Both beginners and advanced painters alike will learn about light and color, and the way color behaves through minidemos of paint application, dealing with dark values in watercolor, secrets of painting reflections and much more. There will be lots of student painting time, along with personal help every day. Cost for members is $295 and nonmembers cost $335. A demonstration will take place on Sunday, November 11 from 4 to 6 p.m. Contact Carol Bertino at ca.bertino@ comcast.com for more details. Jamie Cordero January 28 to 31 Watercolor Pouring & Layering. This will be a four-day workshop on the pouring and layering process. Cordero will lead participants through every aspect of planning, composition, stretching paper, masking, pouring, glazing, color layering, value lessons, use of darks, finishing and critique. She will provide well organized, clear, inspirational and thorough instruction on pouring and color layering. Visit Corderos Artist Portfolio at www.absolutehearts.com. Cost for members is $295 and nonmembers cost $335. A demonstration will be held on Sunday, January 27 from 4 to 6 p.m. Contact Gretchen Johnson at gretjohn@embarqmail.com for more details. Eydi Lampasona February 24 to 28 Painting/Mixed Media with Collage Assemblage & Paper Making. This is a combination of several workshops, all in one. Explore multiple painting/ mixed media techniques and materials. Through progressive techniques, youll learn about color, texture, composition and self-expression as you create artwork using acrylic paint, mixed media and collage. Investigation of paint, surfaces, paint handling and three-dimensional applications. By combining several media, students will learn countless methods, painting, glazing, textured surfaces and three-dimensional applications along with layering processes. Cost for members is $310 and nonmembers are $350. A demonstration will be held on Sunday, February 23 from 4 to 6 p.m. Contact Kay Cowan at Kayzer@bitstream.net for more details. These nationally noted instructors will be teaching at the Fort Myers Beach Art Association building on Donora Street. The full-day sessions are both instructional, fun and inspiring for all levels of artists. For more information, visit www.fortmyersbeachart.com or call the gallery at 463-3909. Your space can be held with a deposit and registration form, which is found on the website. Students at recent workshop held at the gallery photo by Michele Buelow April Programs At Berne DavisThe following events are planned for the month of April at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center: Cotillion Spring Ball Sunday, April 1 from 2 to 8 p.m. Art Walk Friday, April 6 from 6 to 10 p.m. The Art of Marie Adams, a local photographer focusing on the shore birds at J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Admission is free. Zorki: A Benefit Concert for the Davis Art Center Saturday, April 7 American Virtuosi Chamber Concerts Friday and Saturday, April 13 and 14 from 8 to 10 p.m. Featuring internationally renowned concert artists James Ehnes and Peter Winograd, violin; James Griffith, viola; Andres Diaz, cello; Wendy Chen, piano, and others. Two unique programs featuring the music of the great masters combined with some of the worlds leading artists. Tickets are $33. Faustus Burns Brightly at FGCU Theater Friday to Sunday, April 27 to 29 from 8 to 10 p.m. FGCU Professor Barry Cavin adapts the classic story of Faustus for a contemporary audience. The well-known story of a man who bargains his soul for earthly pleasures takes on new and unimagined relevance set in a world at once common, horrific and beautiful. Tickets are $10. Yoga & Tai Chi Mondays and Wednesdays (ongoing) at 9:30 a.m. Cost is $12 per class for members; $15 per class for non-members; $100 for 10 classes, members; $120 for 10 classes, non-members. The Conservatory Art Class with Janie Hemenway 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Open Classes 3 to 4:30 p.m. After School Youth Arts 5 to 7 p.m. Art Together (for families or individuals). Five Tuesday/ Wednesday sessions cost $90; 10 Tuesday/Wednesday sessions cost $150. Hourly rates are available, plus $15 material cost. For more information, contact Janie Hemenway at 464-1408 or jljourney@juno.com. For more information about any of our events or classes, visit the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, 2301 First Street in Fort Myers, call 333-1933, e-mail jim@sbdac.com or visit www. sbdac.com. Band Concert At Mariner HighThe Lee County Community Band will present its last concert of the season starting at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 1 at Mariner High School. The concert is free of charge (donations accepted) and open to the public. Now celebrating its 127th year, the band is comprised 52 musicians who love playing for audiences who enjoy patriotic songs, as well as show tunes, old favorites and Dixieland. Each concert features at least one audience sing-along and one solo by band president and emcee Norman Jones. The bands director is Richard Bradstreet. The April 1 program includes Songs of Grace and Glory, My Old Kentucky Home, O Solo Mio, Its Broadway, Good Old Days, Dry Bones and At A Dixie Funeral. Mariner High School is located at 701 Chiquita Blvd. North in Cape Coral. Band rehearsals will begin again in October and the bands concert schedule will resume in November. For more information, visit www. leecountyband.org or call Norman Jones at 995-2097. 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THE RIVER MARCH 23, 201222 April Programs At Fort Myers-Lee County LibraryNext months roster of activities at Fort Myers-Lee County Public Library offers topics for all ages. The following activities are free to the public: Adults Online Job Application Skills 2 p.m. Monday, April 16 Online applications are required for most jobs. Learn how to tackle online applications and improve your application skills in this hands-on class. Basic computer skills are required. Registration is required. Book Discussion: Jasper Ffordes The Eyre Affair 12 p.m. Wednesday, April 18 We all have favorite authors but finding new authors to love can be a fun part of the book discussion experience. This year focuses on the first novel of an authors series. German Genealogy Research Presented in conjunction with the SW Florida Germanic Genealogy Society 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 21 Speakers: Joanne Ryder, SW Florida Germanic Genealogy Society, Bryan L. Mulcahy, Fort Myers-Lee County Library Part 1: I Have a German AncestorWhere Do I Begin? Before you begin, there are some basics you need to know to have a successful research experience. Part 2: Using German Maps and Gazetteers Maps are essential in genealogy to follow our ancestors in migration, land ownership, record-keeping, etc. Gazetteers help us to find that elusive town in Germany and information about it. Learn where to find maps and gazetteers and their best use in your research. Registration required. Small Business Series: Get Into Business How to Start, Buy or Franchise 2 p.m. Monday, April 23 Understand the advantages and disadvantages of buying an existing business and the differences between a franchise and a business opportunity. Learn which is better for you, purchasing a franchise or starting a new business. Registration is required. Iris Folding 10 a.m. Friday, April 27 Make these easy, great looking iris folded cards. They only look hard to make. All materials supplied. Registration is required. Family Family Storytime 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, April 4, 11, 18, 25 This program is for the whole family and lasts about 30 minutes. Registration is required. Baby-Parent Rhyme Time 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, April 19, 26 Be prepared to tickle, jump and fly with your baby! These rhymes and songs are for infants, up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. This 20-minute program is filled with songs designed to introduce rhyming and movement to infants. Registration is required. Children Kids Read Down Fines 6 to 7 p.m. Mondays, April 9, 23 Children and teens can earn a $2 coupon for each 15 minutes of reading during the allotted time in the designated area of the library. For ages 18 and younger. Coupons may be applied to card issued to patrons age 18 and under only. Registration is required. Dia de los Nios 4:45 p.m. Thursday, April 26 Celebrate Dia de los Nios the Day of the Child by decorating a sombrero and maracas and sing songs. Supplies will be provided. Seating is limited; sign up online to attend this free program. Registration is required. Teens Mock Trial Based on Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer by John Grisham 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 4 Teens put the notorious fairy tale villain, The Big Bad Wolf, on trial. The library is hosting a mock trial based on book. Bookmarks will be given away along with other trial terms. Each teen will have a part as they decide guilty or not guilty. Sign up online. Kids Read Down Fines 6 to 7 p.m. Mondays, April 9, 23 Children and teens can earn a $2 coupon for each 15 minutes of reading during the allotted time in the designated area of the library. For ages 18 and younger. Coupons may be applied to card issued to patrons age 18 and under only. Registration is required. Money Smart Week @ Your Library for Teens 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 25 Do you have a savings account? Do you have library fines? Are you thinking about college? Do you know how to invest? Do you know about bank accounts and credit cards? The library has information to help start teens on the right path. Snacks provided. Sign up online. The Fort Myers-Lee County Public Library is located at 2050 Central Avenue in Fort Myers. For more information about a program or to register, call the library at 533-4600. April Programs At North Fort Myers Public LibraryNext months 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, April 2 At this monthly social hour, discuss any books in any format, or movies that have piqued your interest. Coffee and refreshments provided; registration is required. Miss Marple Monthly Knitters 2 p.m. Tuesdays, April 3, 17 These sessions are for knitters and crocheters of all levels. to visit and share project and technique ideas. Registration is required. Poetry Party 2 p.m. Thursday, April 5 Celebrate National Poetry Month with other poetry fans. Bring a poem you wrote, or your favorite short poem. Participants will also create their own black-out poetry, acrostic poems, and diamante poems. Registration is requested. Book Discussion: Nina Revoyrs Wingshooters 2 p.m. Thursday, April 19 When 9-year-old Michelle, half Japanese, moves in with her grandparents in rural Wisconsin in 1973, she encounters prejudice so ingrained that violence is certain to erupt, especially after a black teacher is hired at the local school. Michelles strong relationship with her grandfather, who shares his love of nature and baseball, contrasts sharply with the senseless hatred and ignorance around her. Family Family Storytime 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, April 4, 11, 18, 25 This program is for the whole family and lasts about 30 minutes. Registration is required. Baby-Parent Rhyme Time 11 a.m. Thursday, April 12 Be prepared to tickle, jump and fly with your baby! These rhymes and songs are for infants, up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. This 20-minute program is filled with songs designed to introduce rhyming and movement to infants. Registration is required. Storytelling with Rusty Brown 4 p.m. Monday, April 30 Local dramatist and storyteller Rusty Brown presents stories for the whole family to enjoy. Children Kids Read Down Fines 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 28 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 younger. Coupons may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only. READ to Dogs 11 a.m. Saturday, April 21 Independent readers can practice reading in a fun way. A Reading Education Assistance Dog will be on hand to listen. Theyre great listeners! For grades K and up. First come, first served. Money Smart Week Monopoly & More 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 24 Have fun and test your moneysmarts with board games like Monopoly, Monopoly Deal and Life. Teens Kids Read Down Fines 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 28 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 younger. Coupons may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only. 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 5334320. April Programs At Lakes Regional LibraryNext months roster of activities at Lakes Regional Library offers topics for all ages. The following activities are free to the public: Adults English Caf 6 p.m. Mondays, April 16, 23, 30 Practice your English with English Cafe, a free, conversation session for adult ESOL and ESL 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: Erik Larsons In the Garden of Beasts 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 17 Erik Larsons book takes place in pre-war Nazi Germany and focuses on the lives of the American ambassador, William E. Dodd and his promiscuous daughter, Martha. Dodds frugality and growing concern over Hitlers ambitions as well as his daughters numerous affairs including a member of the Gestapo and a Soviet spy make for a fascinating read. Registration is required. Family Baby-Parent Rhyme Time 10 a.m. Mondays, April 2, 9, 16, 23 Be prepared to tickle, jump and fly with your baby. These rhymes and songs are for infants, up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. This 20-minute program is filled with songs designed to introduce rhyming and movement to infants. Registration is required. Toddler Storytime 10 a.m. Wednesdays, April 4, 11, 18, 25 Children two years old and their caregivers participate in song, fingerplays and short stories. The success of this age group depends on adult participation and encouragement. Toddler storytime lasts approximately 30 minutes. Family Storytime 11 a.m. Wednesdays, April 4, 11, 18, 25 This program is for the whole family and lasts about 30 minutes. Registration is required. Children Preschool Storytime 11 a.m. Mondays, April 2, 9, 16, 23 Preschoolers (ages 3 to 5) attend thiscontinued on page 23


From page 22Lakes Regional Librarystorytime independently while parents or caregivers wait nearby in the library building. This storytime includes activities that require more participation and a longer attention span. Each preschool storytime lasts about 30 minutes. Registration is required. Booktalkers: Big Nate 4 p.m. Monday, April 9 Come prepared to talk with other fans about the Big Nate books; snacks and beverages provided. For grades K-5. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lakes Regional Library. Registration required. Pirate Mania 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 12 Ahoy, mateys! Discover what it takes to become a famous buccaneer, sing pirate songs, sink ships, brave sharkinfested waters, talk like a swashbuckler, and read pirate stories. For ages 2 to 5. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lakes Regional Library. Registration is required. Kids Read Down Fines 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 19 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 younger. Coupons may be applied to card issued to patrons age 18 and under only. Teens Kids Read Down Fines 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 19 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 younger. The Lakes Regional Library is located at 15290 Bass Road in Fort Myers. For more information about a program or to register, call 533-4000. 23 THE RIVER MARCH 23, 2012 April Programs At Dunbar-Jupiter Hammon LibraryNext months roster of activities at Dunbar-Jupiter Hammon Public Library offers topics for families, children and teens. The following activities are free to the public: Family Toddler Storytime 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, April 4, 11, 18, 25 Children 2 years old and their caregivers participate in song, fingerplays and short stories. The success of this age group depends on adult participation and encouragement. Toddler storytime lasts approximately 30 minutes. Registration is required. Children and teens Kids Read Down Fines 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, April 3, 10, 17, 24 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. The Dunbar-Jupiter Hammon Public Library is located at 3095 Blount Street in Fort Myers. For more information about a program or to register, call 533-4150. Tropical Pan-Asian Calamari Salad 1 1/2 pound calamari, cleaned 2 tablespoons light or low-sodium soy sauce 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar 2 tablespoons sesame oil 1 clove garlic, minced 1 teaspoon ginger root, freshly minced 1 small red onion, halved lengthwise, then thinly sliced across (about 1 cup) 1 red bell pepper, sliced paper-thin 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional) 2 cups seedless watermelon, cut into small pieces Salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste Clean and rinse calamari under cold running water, lightly pat dry with clean paper towels, cut tentacles and bodies into the same size, about 1/3 inch wide. Quickly cook calamari in a 5 to 6 quart pot of rapidly boiling salted water until opaque, about 30 to 40 seconds. Drain and immediately immerse in a bath of ice water to stop cooking. In a mixing bowl, whisk together soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, garlic, ginger, sesame oil and pepper (red and black). Let stand at room temperature for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, combine calamari, bell pepper, watermelon, and cilantro in a large bowl, toss with dressing, allow to marinate at least 15 minutes. Garnish with pepper curls and fresh cilantro. Yields 6 servings Look for Fresh from Florida ingredients at your grocery store. Tropical Pan-Asian Calamari Salad 1101 Periwinkle Way #105, Sanibel, FL 239-472-0044 www.engelvoelkers.com/Sanibel ENGEL & VLKERSFor Showings please call Isabella Rasi: 239-246-4716 SOUTH SEAS RESORTExquisite 2BR/2BA at Lands End. Waterviews from every room. Brand new contemporary interior.$1,299,000 MCGREGOR WOODSSpacious fully furnished Home with 3 BR and 2.5 BA on large lot. Community Pool, Spa, Clubhouse, Tennis, Fishing Pier. Close to beaches, restaurants & shops. SALE PENDING


THE RIVER MARCH 23, 201224 This Weekends Basketball Sweet 16 Overpowers Spring Training Baseballby Ed FrankThe Boston Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins have been center stage here the past few weeks, but baseball spring training will diminish in importance this weekend for snowbirds and permanent residents alike. The reason is that the NCAA Mens Basketball Sweet 16 has something for everyone particularly since it is dominated by four teams from Ohio, four teams from the Big Ten, a total of seven teams from the Midwest including Indiana, Kentucky and Michigan State, and our own Florida Gators. Theres a storyline for each of the 16 teams and here are just a few: Ohio is the first state to send four teams to the Sweet 16: Ohio State, Ohio, Cincinnati and Xavier. The four Number 1 seeds are still alive: Kentucky, Michigan State, Syracuse and North Carolina. But only once have all four Number 1s made it to the Final Four. Could this be occur again this year? The Sweet 16 is dominated by heavy hitters, teams with 1 to 4 seeds, but upstart Ohio with a No. 13 seed is the lowest, having knocked off No. 12 South Florida last Sunday. Friday nights warfare between No. 4 Indiana and No. 1 Kentucky might resemble the Hatfields and McCoys. It was IU that delivered Kentucky its only regular season loss on a last second three-pointer by Christian Watford. Indianas return to basketball prominence has been a four-year struggle after NCAA penalties and sanctions brought on by disgraced former coach Kelvin Sampson. And heres more: The Big Ten is represented by four teams: Michigan State, Ohio State, Wisconsin and Indiana followed by three teams from the Big East, Syracuse, Louisville and Marquette. Saturdays clash between Michigan State and No. 4 Louisville will find two coaching legends, Michigan States Tom Izzo and Louisvilles Rick Pitino, matching basketball brilliance. The Spartans have been to the Sweet 16 10 of the last 15 years and are led by Draymond Green, a strong candidate for Player of the Year. And lets not forget Florida coach Billy Donovan, who once again has brought the Gators to the elite basketball stage after a somewhat up and down, injury-riddled regular season. It was Donovan who coached the Gators to back-to-back NCAA championships in 2006-07. No. 7 Florida faced No. 3 Marquette Thursday. North Carolina advanced to the Sweet 16 for the 23rd time in the last 29 NCAA tournaments, but suffered a serious setback when point guard Kendall Marshall broke his wrist in last Sundays victory over Creighton. Despite the injury, North Carolina will be heavily favored over this years Cinderella team, Ohio, in a Friday tussle. This is just a glimpse of the drama to unfold this weekend 12 games on the Road to the Final Four. Everblades Improve Post-Season Position with Three Road Wins Winning three of four games on the road last week against Reading and Elmira improved the post-season position of the Florida Everblades. With a season record of 34-25-7, Florida retained a solid seventh place hold in the American Conference of the ECHL. The top eight teams qualify for the Kelley Cup playoffs. The Everblades are home for three games at Germain Arena this week: Wednesday, Friday and Saturday night against the South Carolina Stingrays. Spring Training Baseball ScheduleMinnesota Twins Hammond Stadium Thursday, March 22 Baltimore, 1:05 p.m. Saturday, March 24 Tampa Bay, 3:05 p.m. Monday, March 26 Tampa Bay, 1:05 p.m. Wednesday, March 28 Philadelphia, 1:05 p.m. Boston Red Sox jetBlue Park Thursday, March 22 New York Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Saturday, March 24 Philadelphia, 1:35 (split squad) Tuesday, March 27 Tampa Bay, 1:35 p.m. Thursday, March 29 Toronto, 1:35 p.m. Red Sox Present Non-Profits With Yard Sale CheckThree local non-profit agencies recently received a portion of proceeds from the Boston Red Sox yard sale held at City of Palms Park in December. Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc., Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc. and the Police Athletic League of Fort Myers each received $3,333 presented by the Red Sox Director of Florida Business Operations Katie Haas. The yard sale was held on December 17 to coincide with spring training tickets going on sale at City of Palms Park and gave fans an opportunity to purchase a selection of items from the Red Sox 20-year history at the ballpark. Items featured memorabilia from former and current players including jerseys and signed artwork to ballpark furniture, collectables and more. Prices for the items began at $1. Lee County has been the spring training home of the Red Sox since 1993. The team moved into their new 106-acre spring training and player development complex, JetBlue Park at Fenway South,continued on page 25 John Seay (Police Athletic League), Beth Lobdell (CCSWFL), Katie Haas (Boston Red Sox) and Jennifer Benton (ACT) at JetBlue Park


From page 24Red Sox Present Checkin February. The new lease at JetBlue Park provides for a 30-year extension from the date JetBlue Park opened. The new complex provides a single, state-of-the-art, yearround site where both Major and Minor League teams can train together. The ballpark includes improved features and amenities such as new food options, an HD video board as well as interactive family areas. Fenway South Drive, on the road positioned immediately south of JetBlue Park during spring training, mimics Yawkey Way in Boston and adds to the ballparks concourse with a street festival feel including entertainment, concessions and other activities. 25 THE RIVER MARCH 23, 2012 Red Sox Visit Kids At Special EquestriansBoston Red Sox players, Wally, the Green Monster mascot, uniform personnel and front office staff recently performed community service at Special Equestrians and assisted with therapeutic horseback riding classes for children and adults with disabilities. As part of a commitment to support organizations in their spring training home, the Red Sox selected Special Equestrians as a beneficiary of the Acts Of Kindness, a program that recognizes and supports the work of charitable organizations. Special Equestrians is dedicated to improving the physical, mental and emotional well-being of individuals with disabilities through the equine experience. The local non-profit organization is supported solely by individual donations, private grants, corporations, civic organizations and service fees donated by riders. For additional information, contact 226-1221 or visit www.specialequestrians.net. Red Sox player Kevin Youkilis cheering on Anthony Harper, riding Apache, being led by Vanessa Jablonski and walker Joe Caulfield Red Sox player Scott Atchinson with Katelyn Hoffmann, riding Scarlett, being led by Diane Flowers Katie Gould, riding Belle, with Red Sox player Nick Punto, being led by Lin Hartnett Red Sox players Scott Atchinson, Nick Punto and Kevin Youkilis with Katie Gould Wally, the Green Monster, with Katelyn Hoffmann


THE RIVER MARCH 23, 201226 Development CityYear BuiltSquare FootageListing PriceSelling PriceDays on Market Kinzie Island Sanibel1989 3,200 1,595,0001,495,000 17Shadow Wood At The BrooksBonita Springs2004 3,525 1,219,0001,150,000 130 Matlacha ShoresMatlacha1969 5,000 999,000999,000 130 Gulf Harbour Yacht & CCFort Myers1998 4,006 950,000950,000 22 Pelican LandingBonita Springs1998 2,664 835,000790,000 75 Cape Coral Cape Coral2011 2,992 799,900750,000 307 Pelican LandingBonita Springs1994 3,450 679,900640,000 131 Cape Coral Cape Coral1994 3,490 650,000625,000 197 West Bay Club Estero2001 2,573 659,900600,000 368 Cape Coral Cape Coral2000 3,417 650,000575,000 23Courtesy of Royal Shell Real EstateTop 10 Real Estate Sales Herb Day 2012 To Be Held March 31Herbs are plants which are grown for the special flavor and aroma from their various parts. They are used mainly to season, enrich or otherwise improve the taste or smell of certain foods. All are invited to take part in Herb Day 2012 on Saturday, March 31, where expert speakers will discuss culinary and medical uses of herbs. There will also be vendors, food tasting and prizes for participants. Herb Day 2012 will take place at the IFAS Lee County Extension Office, located at 3406 Palm Beach Blvd. (Exit 141 off I-75) in Fort Myers. Event registration and shopping will run from 8:15 to 9 a.m., with workshops held from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $15 at the door. The Herb Day agenda includes: 8:15 a.m. Registration and herbs and books shopping 8:50 a.m. Session opening with Jeannine Martin, Lee County Master Gardener 9 a.m. Earth Kind Roses with Dolly Tomlinas, Charlotte County Master Gardener 9:30 a.m. Keeping Herbs Alive in Southwest Florida with Britt PattersonWeber of Naples Botanical Gardens 10:45 a.m. Prize giveaway 11:15 a.m. Cooking demonstration with Vicki Chelf of Worden Farms 1:30 to 3 p.m. Making An Herb Mound demonstration, a technique first developed by longtime herb lover Kaye Cude. Hosted by Debbie Hughes and assisted by Todd Roy, Lee County Master Gardeners and Edison & Ford Winter Estates Horticulturists Tour of Victory, Heritage and Herb Garden at the Estates Vendors include herbs, herbal crafts and products at the Lee County Extension Office in the morning. Books, plants, compost, fertilizer and other items can be purchased at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates gift and garden shop in the afternoon. To register online, visit https://webtrac.leegov.com and insert Extension Services in the Location dropdown box or Herbs in the Category drop down box.For more information, call 533-7514. An herb garden Earth Kind Rose Accreditation RecommendedThe National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) has recommended full accreditation for Edison State Colleges bachelor of science in nursing program. The announcement came after the NLNAC concluded its onsite visit of Edison State Wednesday, March 14. The formal recommendation will be made in July. This is excellent news for not just Edison State College but the entire Southwest Florida community, Interim District President J. Dudley Goodlette said. This is yet another example of the exceptional faculty and staff we have at Edison State. So many people deserve praise for not only getting this done but doing so under unique circumstances. Full accreditation for the BSN ensures that all Edison State graduates will remain highly sought after by employers throughout not only Southwest Florida but the entire country. Graduates also will be eligible for masters degree programs nationwide. Edisons associate in science nursing program also is fully accredited through the NLNAC. Im just so happy for our students, said Dr. Denise McNulty, Edisons interim director of nursing. Weve known from the start that securing the NLNAC accreditation was a process and one we always felt extremely confident would result in full accreditation. Its just a wonderful feeling for that faith to be rewarded. The NLNAC onsite visit concluded with a public meeting in which Edison received much praise for not only the BSN program but the overwhelming community support from current students, alumni, community leaders and medical professionals. Edisons BSN program was found in compliance with all six NLNAC standards Mission and Administrative Capacity; Faculty and Staff; Students; Curriculum; Resources; and Outcomes. Health Sciences are a vital part of the Southwest Florida community and something we take tremendous pride in here at Edison State College, Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Erin Harrel said. The college maintains a high standard for each of our academic programs, and to have that recognized by a national accrediting body such as the NLNAC is something the entire region should celebrate. For more information about Edison State College visit www.edison.edu or call 800-749-2322.


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JACQUELINEBefore (unretouched) After (unretouched) School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, Most of my eighth grade sons teachers say they emphasize critical thinking skills in their classrooms. I think thats great, but what exactly do they mean by critical thinking skills? How does this work with all the state tests? Alyssa M., Fort Myers Dear Alyssa, I am encouraged to hear that your sons teachers want to include critical thinking skills in their classrooms. It is a key skill for long-term academic success. Dictionary.com defines critical thinking as The mental process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing and evaluating information to reach an answer or conclusion. It is the process of thinking that questions assumptions and is a way of deciding whether a statement is true, false or sometimes true, or partly true. The idea of critical thinking can be traced back to Socrates and other ancient philosophers. Teaching critical thinking skills is not necessarily more work for students or teachers. Its really the teaching methods that the teacher uses to teach the academic content. Teachers who present their lessons to encourage critical thinking often use questioning techniques as a method to encourage this type of thinking. Teachers can infuse questioning into lessons and do not need to change entire lesson plans, or the scope and sequences of the curriculum. It is possible to both teach students critical thinking and prepare them for the state tests. Most state tests are contentbased; they dont require kids to do much critical thinking. When content is presented in the classroom by having the children analyze it and evaluate it using critical thinking skills, the learning tends to stick and they can perform better on any test. The College Board recently announced that they will be piloting two new Advanced Placement (AP) courses that emphasize critical thinking and research. Right now, these courses will only be taught in 15 to 18 high schools across the country, including four schools in Miami-Dade County. The goal is for students to design, plan, and manage a major research project, analyze information, and communicate their findings. The expectation is that these courses would be expanded nationwide if the pilot is successful. Critical thinking training can start very early in a childs education. A simple and easy way to develop a childs thinking skills is by wording questions in the appropriate way. Parents can learn to ask questions that stimulate childrens thinking processes. The Council for Exceptional Children wrote an excellent article on this topic. This article includes many examples of how to phrase questions and comments to encourage critical thinking in younger children and can be found at http://school.familyeducation. com/gifted-education/cognitive-psychology/38660.html. 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 smgreggs@gmail.com. Not all questions submitted can be addressed through this publication. Holocaust Memorial Week At Edison StateThe Dr. Talbot Spivak Holocaust Memorial Week will be held Monday, March 26 through Friday, March 30 at Edison State Colleges Lee Campus. The 16th annual, week-long event includes survivor talks, lectures, films, book discussions, exhibits, a field of flags representing victims of the Holocaust and tours of a World War II era boxcar on loan from the Holocaust Museum of Southwest Florida. This years theme, Surviving, will focus on the stories of the courageous people who survived the Holocaust. Some of the highlights include: A roundtable discussion with nine Holocaust survivors including Rene Beddouk, Anneliese Salamon, Gerda Friedeman, Anatole Kurdsjuk, Lore and Fred Rosenstrauch, Jacque and Sabine Van Dam, and Benno Beninga. Survivor stories including Anneliese Salamon, 82, who was 12-years-old when she and her Czechoslovakian family were forced in boxcars and transported to the Theresienstadt concentration/transit camp in Czechoslovakia. They lived there for three years. Project Tolerance: A collaboration of art and literary work by Sanibel artist Myra Roberts, and local journalist Ella Nayor. Holocaust Memorial Week events are free and open to the public. For more information, including the 2012 Schedule of Events, go to www.edison.edu/holocaust. You also may contact Holocaust Memorial Committee co-chairs Rona Axelrod at 4329437 or raxelrod@edison.edu and JoAnn Lewin at 489-9429 or jlewin@edison.edu. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


THE RIVER MARCH 23, 201228 by Jennifer BaseyIf you are contributing the maximum amount to your 401(k) or other employersponsored retirement plan each year, thats good. And if youre also maxing out on your Individual Retirement Account (IRA) annually, thats even better. But what then? If youre already fully funding your 401(k) and IRA, can you put away even more for retirement? Should you? The answer to this last question is almost certainly yes because you could spend a long time in retirement. How long? Consider these statistics from the Society of Actuaries: A man whos reached age 65 in good health has a 50 percent chance of living 20 more years and a 25 percent chance of living to age 92. A 65-year-old woman has a 50 percent chance of living to age 88 and a 25 percent chance of living to 94. Theres a 50 percent chance that at least one member of a 65-year-old couple will live to 92 and theres a 25 percent chance at least one of them will reach age 97. Because you have a reasonably good chance of spending two, or even three, decades in retirement, you clearly need to accumulate substantial financial resources before you retire. So, if you consistently reach the contribution limits on your 401(k) and IRA, youre making a smart move, as both these vehicles offer the potential for tax-deferred earnings and a variety of investment choices. But if you can still afford to put away more money, or if your income level prevents you from contributing to a Roth IRA, you may want to look at these possibilities: Life Insurance Retirement Plan A Life Insurance Retirement Plan (LIRP) is essentially a life insurance policy that can potentially help you generate tax-advantaged income during your retirement years. Until you begin taking withdrawals, the cash value of your policy has the potential to grow tax deferred. Then, when you retire, you can take taxfree payouts from your principal. (After the entire principal is paid, payouts are treated as loans against the contract.) And your beneficiaries will receive the balance of the death benefit income tax free, minus any loans or loan interest. Annuities You might find that a fixed annuity can be an appropriate way to supplement your retirement income. Like a LIRP, a fixed annuitys earnings have the potential to grow on a taxdeferred basis. Also, fixed annuities generally offer some type of guaranteed rate of return over the life of the annuity contract. And perhaps most importantly, you can structure your annuity to provide you with an income stream you cant outlive. (Keep in mind, though, that annuities are generally more appropriate for investors who are at least 45 years old.) While you can certainly get some key benefits from a LIRP and a fixed annuity, you need to fully understand all aspects of these investment vehicles and make sure they are suitable for your situation and individual needs. Consequently, before investing, consult with a financial professional. But dont wait too long. By preparing for your retirement well ahead of time, you can boost your chances of enjoying the type of golden years lifestyle that youve envisioned. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jennifer.basey@edwardjones.com. Summer Registration Opens At ESCMake the most of your summer by earning college credit. Registration for Summer 2012 classes at Edison State College began on Wednesday, March 21. Register as soon as possible because classes fill up quickly. For more information about summer registration visit www.edison.edu/academics/schedule. To receive additional information about programs of study, campus locations and other information, visit www. edison.edu/requestinfo. Financial FocusMaxed Out On Your IRA And 401(K)? Whats Your Next Step? Beaches Of Fort Myers & Sanibel Makes Push In Canadian MarketResearch commissioned by the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau (VCB) shows that Ontario and Calgary consists of the largest market of Canadian visitors to The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel. The market research was carried out in the first quarter of 2012 to determine top Canadian prospects for the area by Vancouver-based Generation 5 research company. Results from the study were determined by data collected from hotels in Lee County that received Canadian visitors in 2011. The research conducted was segmented by four regions: West and Prairies, Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada from a sample size of 1,800 current customers that were profiled. Through these profiles over four million households were identified as potential visitors to the area. The highest concentration of Canadian visitors to The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel comes from West and Prairies as well as Ontario, with an average age band of 40 to 54 years old. Based on the findings, the research identified the target customer by profiling individual travel patterns such as: media, communication, leisure, recreation, lifestyle and shopping. To identify and analyze top customer groups, market segmentation was built using G5 databases consisting of SuperCensus, NADbank and family expenditures. The average household income of the target customer falls among the top income bracket in Canada. With significantly higher than average incomes, the West and Prairies region has the highest opportunity for visitor growth to the destination. The research also indicates that Quebec and Atlantic Canada travel on average one or more times per year to the U.S focusing on beach resort destinations, golf and cruise packages. The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel is thrilled about the potential new customers that has been identified through this market research, we are now able to focus on the regions that require more of our marketing efforts, through the help from our Canadian office VoX International, said Woody Peek, VCB deputy director. The survey gives us invaluable information to effectively develop targeted marketing and sales strategies in the Canadian market. With the research findings we are able to effectively promote the Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel to the key regions, but also look at new partnerships in developing markets that can result in significant increases of visitations to Lee County, remarked Susan Webb, president of VoX International, The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel Canadian representative. Canada has made great gains this year ranking number one for international travelers to Florida as well as to the Fort Myers area. Efforts by the VCB have been essential in keeping Canadian visitation high by ensuring Canadians are aware of the diverse nature and history of the destination. With a number of new product offerings and the promise of a great year, The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel have much to offer Canadian visitors. For more information, visit www.fortmyers-sanibel.com. Book Signing And Release Party At Space 39On Sunday, March 25 at 3 p.m., Space 39 gallery is hosting a release party for Hey Now, What Now, What the Hells Going Down Out There? by author Anthony Broy. I did know that I could make a living; I didnt know if I could continue to live. Thus begins the adventures and misadventures of the young Anthony Broy as he scrapes, fights, loves, and screws his way through adulthood, from an adolescence spent under the thumb of his violent stepfather among the Ukrainian communities of Long Island and Brooklyn to his reinventions of himself as Orthodox priest, sailor, small-time Indiana farmer, pizza shop owner and eventual Wall Street mogul. Like Charles Bukowskis Tales of Ordinary Madness, Broys voice is that of an older man eager to tell all about sex, revenge, and quiet murders taking place from rural turkey farms to the soap factories of Depression-era Jersey City. Throughout these interconnected tales, he leaves the reader to wonder how much is fact, and how much fiction? Whos the real Anthony Broy? Hey Now, What Now, What the Hells Going Down Out There? is also available at www.heynowwhatnow.com. Space 39 is located at 39 Patio de Leon in the historic downtown Fort Myers River District. Call 690-0004 or go to www.spacethirtynine.com. The writings of author and former Wall Street mogul Anthony Bory has been compared to Charles Bukowski Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


29 THE RIVER MARCH 23, 2012 Charitable Trust Gives To GoodwillGoodwill Industries of Southwest Florida has received a $25,000.00 grant from the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, the private foundation created by CVS Caremark Corporation whose purpose is to help people on their path to better health by providing funding for health care, education and community involvement initiatives. The grant to Goodwill is part of $4.3 million in grants awarded to 98 non-profit organizations across the country as part of the 2011 grant cycle and includes multi-year grants from previous years. Goodwill provides programs and services for people with disabilities and other disadvantages, with the goal of helping them become more independent and selfsufficient. The grant will assist Goodwills High School/High-Tech (HS/HT) program, which provides career exploration, mentoring and job shadowing opportunities to high school students with disabilities in Lee, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. This is tremendous. Its the largest grant that weve received for High School/High-Tech, said Tim Goodman, HS/HT program manager. Last year, we could only provide 13 paid internships to our students. This grant will help us expand our internship opportunities this summer. Goodman continued, Now we can turn our focus to finding businesses and agencies that want to host a summer intern at no cost to them. We are so excited to help these nonprofit organizations start 2012 in a positive way with much-needed funding, said Eileen Howard Boone, vice president, CVS Caremark Charitable Trust. All of the non-profit organizations we support share our commitment to improving the lives of children with disabilities and we look forward to working with them in the year ahead. A number of these grants align with CVS Caremark All Kids Can, the companys signature philanthropic program, focused on increasing access to earlyintervention programs that help children develop strong foundations early in life, reducing barriers to medical rehabilitation and health care services and creating greater opportunities for physical activity and creativity. Other CVS Caremark Charitable Trust grants provide support for medical services for the uninsured, grants to pharmacy schools, scholarships for the children of CVS Caremark colleagues and funding for community organizations for which CVS Caremark colleagues act as volunteers. Goodwills HS/HT program is operated in cooperation with the Able Trust. Goodwill also offers other youth-based initiatives, including the Goodwill L.I.F.E. Academy, a charter school for students with developmental disabilities. HS/HT has also recently received a $3,000 grant from the Computer Science Collaboration Project, which will be utilized to provide information technology internships. Letter Carriers Food Drive To Be Held On May 12Letter carriers in Lee and Collier counties are gearing up for the 20th annual national letter carrier food drive. The food drive will be held on Saturday, May 12, the countrys largest single-day drive to help needy families fight hunger in America. With the increased need for food and related supplies in the two counties, the Stamp Out Hunger food drive is especially important. This is the one day when letter carriers collect non-perishable food that has been left by mailboxes. Food collected in Lee County goes to the Harry Chapin Food Bank and several other food banks; in Collier County, food goes to Collier Harvest. All food collected will be distributed to participating agencies at no cost. According to the Agriculture Department, in 2009 the number of Americans living in so-called food insecure homes topped 50 million. Of those, 17.2 million are children. The drive has become so successful over the years in more than 10,000 cities and towns that it is now part of the fabric of fighting hunger in America. Food banks literally circle the second Saturday in May on their calendars, knowing that carriers will again fill their shelves shelves that, by then, will be depleted of holiday-time donations. The national drive began with a pilot program in 1991. Northerners who are returning home prior to May 12 may drop off their contributions at any Post Office; the items will be saved and added to the May 12 contributions. Businesses can set up collection boxes for employees and customers who may not be able to leave food by their mailboxes on May 12. Virtually any kind of food may be donated in unopened, nonbreakable containers. Items especially in need are peanut butter, tuna, rice, beans, and canned meats, fruits, vegetables and soups. Volunteers are needed to assist letter carriers with their pickups on May 12. Volunteers collecting food on the street will receive a free t-shirt featuring the Bill Keane Family Circus artwork. Contact Debi Mitchell in Lee County at 573-9638 or Jesse Costin in Collier County at 6434716. Volunteers are also needed to assist with preliminary food sorting on May 12. Contact Bedzaida Bryen at Harry Chapin Food Bank in Lee County at 334-7007; Collier Harvest at 455-3663; or Kim Berghs of the United Way at 433-1000 ext. 260. Send your editorial copy to:press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER MARCH 23, 201230 deaRPharmacistAdvice For Ulcers And H. Pylori Infectionsby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist:I took the stool test you recommended called GI Effects by Metametrix Labs, and its positive for high levels of a bacteria called H. pylori. My doctor is treating me aggressively since it causes ulcers and stomach cancer. Im so glad you recommended this test, it sheds light on all my symptoms! What natural supplements can help?SN, Gainesville, FloridaAwesome, its great to hear good feedback, and that youve discovered the underlying cause of your pain. Nothing bugs me more than people getting treated with 17 different antibiotics and long-term acid blockers, which may help temporarily but tend to wreak a lot of havoc in some individuals because of the drug mugging effect and high incidence of intestinal hyperpermeability (termed leaky gut). Most people take a breath test to find H. pylori, you dont necessarily need a stool test. Lots of you reading this are infected with Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) and dont know it because you only associate with ulcers, reflux, bloating, nausea or a deep gnawing pain in your stomach. Oh no, there are many more symptoms, including frequent belching (its almost uncontrollable), a change in appetite (usually reduced), unexplained weight loss, joint or muscle pain, chronic fatigue and lots of psychological symptoms. Seriously, the bug best known for causing gastric and duodenal ulcers can also mess with your head. H. pylori can put you in a brain fog where you feel like you cant figure anything out, make clear decisions or concentrate well. It can even contribute to depression. Now, what are you going to do since youve been diagnosed with H. pylori infection? Follow your physicians advice, and discuss all my suggestions below. Ask him about the following natural treatments, in no particular order: Mastic gum Shown in a 2010 Phytomedicine study to eradicate H. pylori, the researchers used 350 milligrams three times daily for 14 days. Cranberry juice Not the sugary beverages, I mean pure cranberry juice (or supplements). You can make your own at home, too. Probiotics These supplements dont eradicate H. pylori, but restoring your friendly microflora reduces colonization of bad bacteria. Id supplement, versus eating yogurt.Coconut Oil This contains monolaurin, a natural anti-fungal and anti-microbial; this is a totally harmless approach to help eradicate H. pylori. Include about two teaspoons a day in your diet. Broccoli sprouts They contain sulforaphane compounds, which repair gastric mucosa even after its been damaged by H. pylori. A 2011 study suggests broccoli sprouts helps reduce risk of H. pylori-induced gastric cancer. Also, in Cancer Prevention Research 2009, researchers concluded that Daily intake of sulforaphane-rich broccoli sprouts for two months reduces H. pylori colonization... There is no correlation with alfalfa sprouts. Health food stores sell broccoli extracts called I3C and another version called DIM. Oregano and garlic These are two spices you should cook with to your hearts content. You can also buy supplements of Oregano Oil and Aged Garlic Extract if you want a more potent dose. 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. Fundraiser For AutismThe Adonis Autism Assistance Foundation (AAAF) announced that the annual Pink Flamingo Flocking Fundraiser will now take place during the entire month of April to commemorate autism awareness month. AAAF is starting off the year with more grant requests than ever. We desperately need a successful fundraiser to replenish our grant fund, said Debbie Umphries, grant committee chair. Grant applications are as unique as each individual with autism. Requests include things such as extensive dental work, respite care, occupational therapy, equine therapy, summer camp and vision therapy. Here are some ways you can help by visiting adonisautism.org (Flamingo Flocking tab) : Give a flock for a $30 donation, 15 plastic flamingos will be delivered to a destination of your choice in Lee County. Purchase Anti-Flocking Insurance Become a sponsor (or send a sponsor) Join the flocking crew! (e-mail info@ adonisautism.org for more information). This gives you the opportunity to be a little mischievous for a great cause. Participate in the Flocktion. Check out last years decorated flamingos on the website. The 2012 flock will make its debut April 1. Off-season flocking requests will be considered. Meet The Flockers. Join AAAF at the Surf and Song Festival March 31, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. in downtown Fort Myers. Check www.adonisautism.org for the exact locations. There will be donation tables set up all around the festival entry points. Call the Pink Flamingo Hotline at 6715387 to place your Flamingo Flocking order. 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, I am an older business woman working in a very stressful business. All of the women and some of the men realize that a youthful appearance is a must, so we all try our very best surgery, skincare exercise, clothing, etc., etc.What baffles me is how can you keep your age a secret when you are always asked for your birth date and/or drivers license? Where I live, this is your identification sometimes even in the grocery store. Nothing seems to be private any more. Privacy seems to be a thing of the past and our birthdate is how we are judged. How do you suggest I get around giving this information? Vera Dear Vera, Protect your private information as much as you can. If someone asks to see your license, ask why. A cell phone company required copying my license for the two-year contract. I asked why and the staff member said it was policy. I told them they could look at my license and verify my name and address but not copy it. I also told them that if that was not enough, I would take my business elsewhere. Apparently, that was good enough for them they did not copy my license and they got my business. And, apparently, so many people complained that it is no longer their policy. A friend of mine will not allow any clerk to look at her license when writing a check she writes her license number on the check herself. Another friend will show her license but hold it in a way to cover up her birth date. I believe everyone has the right to protect their privacy, and in this day and agem it is a necessity. Pryce Dear Vera, You are absolutely right; privacy seems to be a thing of the past in our modern society. Some cultures keep private information private and residents have to fight to get the information, but here we all must fight to keep our private information private and it is becoming a losing battle in most areas. Pryce has given you some suggestions. Otherwise, just keep up your routine. Good health gives an air of youthful enthusiasm and you seem to be on the right track. Best of luck. Lizzie Lizzie and Pryces e-mail address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. Increase In Community BenefitsThe community benefit contributed by Lee Memorial Health System in 2011 totaled more than $223 million, an increase of 17.5 percent compared to 2010, according to an audited report presented by PricewaterhouseCoopers to the health systems publicly elected board of directors. One of the important ways that Lee Memorial Health System contributes to the community is by providing high quality health care including patients in need of vital services who are uninsured and economically challenged. The difference between the cost to provide medical care to patients participating in the Medicare and Medicaid programs and the reimbursement received is a significant driver of the health systems community contribution. In 2011, the unpaid cost of Medicare increased by $20 million and the unpaid cost to provide Medicaid services increased by $8 million. Another reason for the uptick in community benefit was that charity care provided to low income patients rose to $39.1 million from $35.3 million. An additional $12 million was spent on community outreach, educational programs, and one-of-a-kind medical services. The benefits provided by our health system go well beyond providing high quality medical care to our community. said Jim Nathan, president of Lee Memorial Health System. We also contribute cash and in kind services and programs that benefit the community. Examples of this include support of We Care, a Salvation Army program that coordinates specialty medical care given voluntarily to medically challenged and uninsured people in our community, and the Bob Janes Triage Center, a low demand shelter for individuals suffering from behavioral health problems who are at risk for committing minor non-violent crimes. Lee Memorial Health System continues to provide benefits to the community well in excess of the value of its tax exempt status. As a public, not-for-profit entity Lee Memorial Health System was exempted from paying approximately $22 million in taxes for fiscal year 2011, an amount that is overwhelmingly outweighed by the $223 million the health system provided in benefits given back to the community. For more information about the Lee Memorial Health System, visit www.leememorial. org. Also, visit them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LeeMemorialHealthSystem.


31 THE RIVER MARCH 23, 2012 Dr. DaveA Work Of Artby Dr. Dave HepburnRecently I went to New Mexico to get to Georgia. Discovered Georgia OKeefe. A remarkable woman who lived life uniquely. Painted over 2,200 paintings in her 98 short years and never signed one. I sign my art when I sketch a Sherman tank in Sunday School. I am not an art afficianado, in fact, I dont even think I can spell afficianado even with a spell check. But anyone who drew art through a pelvic bone (not her own) like Ms. OKeefe deserved a second look. Living in the New Mexican desert she couldnt exactly wander out her front door and pluck an Easter lily, plop it in a vase and draw a likeness of an Easter lily plopped in a vase that no guy would look at for more than seven nanoseconds without thinking of beer and pretzels. No, she plucked bones from the desert floor. Apparently there were a lot of them, which is why you should never venture out on a desert excursion without a truckload of dessert. She had a penchant for pelvises, much like my hockey team. She would peer through the gaping hole of the pelvic bone and what she saw, she drew; sunsets over the mesa, a desert sky punctuated by hawks, an ovary, Coors Light. Life was often seen peering through a petrified pelvis. Gynecologists spend their lives peering through a petrified pelvis which house several terrified organs that the rest of the body gratefully do not. If an ovary tries to sneak into a thorax it is thoroughly rebuked by a lung nun and quickly sent back to the pelvis. (The male pelvis only holds the bladder, prostate and a spare remote control for emergencies, otherwise it is of little interest here or anywhere else.) The queen of the pelvis is not Georgia but rather the uterus, the womb with a queue, and its evil court jester of this queen is the infamous fibroid. Fibroids are very common benign (emphasis on the word benign) tumours, which grow on the outside, inside or within the muscle wall of the uterus. Why they happen is a mystery not unlike why men would go to Sunday School and draw a Sherman tank. Most fibroids cause no symptoms, nor interfere with pregnancy, and do not need to be treated. But some do get your attention. The two most common symptoms of problem fibroids are heavy menstrual bleeding and pelvic pressure which is sort of like blood pressure except it involves the pelvis and has nothing to do with blood. They just get big and press on the Bladder who gets a little irritated by the pushy fibroid and so piddles a lot which is its way of saying Hmmmmmph! Fibroids complete their triple B pushing by also exerting pressure on the Bowel and the Back causing grief in both. Since estrogen appears to encourage their growth, fibroids usually shrink at menopause and rarely cause problems after this time. Treatment includes surgical removal, once a procedure known as myomectomy due to the fact that the surgical nurse often exclaims My oh my, Im glad thats not me. Its as big as a Sherman tank. Fibroid embolization involves blocking the blood supply to the fibroid. For those not wanting surgery there are medications designed to shrink the fibroid. A monthly injection of Lupron can stop fibroid growth and even male androgen hormones stop growth of the fibroid but as Im constantly reminded also stop growth of any tissue between the ears except ear hair. There is a new fangled medicated IUD which can also reduce the size of fibroids. The newest treatment option available in some places is High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound. A non-invasive outpatient procedure, it uses MRI to locate fibroids and then directs high-intensity ultrasound energy to destroy the fibroids, the same way a Sherman tank destroys stuff... but youd know that if you were a tank afficianado. 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. Dean W. 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THE RIVER MARCH 23, 201232 DID YOU KNOW PUZZLE ANSWERS 1. HISTORY: In what year did the RMS Titanic sink, killing 1,517 people? 2. GEOGRAPHY: What is the largest country in South America? 3. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: In what year was the festival of Kwanzaa established? 4. POLITICS: Nellie Tayloe Ross was the rst woman governor of what state? 5. MOVIES: Which Disney movies soundtrack features ve Elvis Presley songs? 6. SUPERHEROES: What was the name of The Green Hornets car? 7. SCIENCE: What substance speeds the rate of a chemical reaction? 8. LANGUAGE: What is the meaning of the Latin word contra? 9. MUSIC: What is the name of Tom Pettys backup band? 10. PERSONALITIES: What actress was brie y married to boxer Mike Tyson? TRIVIA TEST1. 1912 2. Brazil 3. 1966 4. Wyoming 5. Lilo & Stitch 6. Black Beauty 7. A catalyst 8. Against 9. The Heartbreakers 10. Robin Givens ANSWERSMy Stars FOR WEEK OF MARCH 26, 2012ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Put your restlessness to good use by indulging the Arian love of exploring new places and seeking new challenges. There also could be a new romance waiting to be discovered. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A surprise message from someone in your past could lead to a long-awaited reunion with a once-close friend. Also, look for a workplace problem to be resolved in your favor. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Your self-confidence is rising, and that should be a significant factor in helping you adjust to a new social situation, as well as adjusting to a series of changes in the workplace. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Turnabout could be lots of fun when someone who previously accepted your tender, loving care without question now suggests that he or she wants to start taking care of you. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Put the lessons you learned from past disappointments to work in planning your future. The way ahead opens to opportunities purrfectly suited to the adventurous Lion. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) This is a good time to renew contacts with family members and/or old friends who somehow slipped off your personal viewing screen in recent years. Travel also is favored. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Most problems surrounding that recent personal situation have been resolved, and that means you should move on to other things that are important to you. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Spend this weekend recharging your physical and spiritual energies. When you return to your workaday world, youll be ready to take on that new project. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Be careful how you advise a troubled friend. Even your wise counsel could be misunderstood. Better to suggest that he or she seek professional help. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Family problems once again dominate and, once again, everyone seeks your guidance in these matters. Later, you can indulge in some much-needed relaxation. AQUARIUS ( January 20 to February 18) Some mixed signals create confusion in the workplace. Best advice: Ask for explanations before you attempt to deal with any of these matters on your own. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A patch of roiling water in the workplace could be threatening, but stay the course and youll soon be clear of it. Then go out and have a great time with loved ones. BORN THIS WEEK: Your extraordinary leadership qualities mark you as someone people can turn to for guidance in difficult situations. On April 1, 1700, English pranksters begin popularizing the annual tradition of playing April Fools jokes. In keeping with the fun, in 1957 the BBC reported that Swiss farmers were experiencing a record spaghetti crop and showed footage of people harvesting noodles from trees. On March 29, 1806, the Great National Pike, also known as the Cumberland Road, becomes the first highway funded by the national treasury. The initial appropriation of $30,000 was made by congressional act and covered the first leg through the Appalachian Mountains to Wheeling on the Ohio River. On March 30, 1867, the U.S. government puts the finishing touches a deal to purchase Alaska. It paid Alaskas owner, Russia, $7.2 million, or roughly 2 cents per acre of land. Among many Republicans the deal was derisively known as Sewards Folly, after U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward. On March 31, 1889, the Eiffel Tower is dedicated in Paris. Gustave Eiffels tower was greeted with skepticism from critics, who argued that it would be structurally unsound. Within a few decades the tower came to be regarded as an architectural masterpiece. On March 26, 1937, Americas first monument to a comic strip hero is unveiled in Crystal City, Texas. The 6-foot-tall, brightly colored concrete statue of Popeye was unveiled in Popeye Park during the citys second annual Spinach Festival. On March 27, 1964, the strongest earthquake in American history, measuring 8.4 on the Richter scale, slams southern Alaska, creating a deadly tsunami. Some 125 people were killed and thousands injured. The tidal wave devastated towns along the Gulf of Alaska and caused carnage in British Columbia, Canada; Hawaii and the West Coast of the United States. On March 28, 1979, the worst accident in the history of the U.S. nuclear power industry begins when a pressure valve in the Unit-2 reactor at Three Mile Island in Pennsylvania fails to close. As engineers struggled to understand what had happened, the reactor came within less than an hour of a complete meltdown. It was noted American science fiction author Philip K. Dick who made the following sage observation: Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesnt go away. The first chocolate factory in the United States was established even before the states were united. Back in 1765, two enterprising men named John Hanan and James Baker chose Dorchester, Mass., as the site for their factory, which they mechanized by using waterpower. If youre like the average American, you eat 23 quarts of ice cream every year. You might be surprised to learn that the given name of iconic Apache leader Geronimo, Goyathlay, translates as one who yawns. And the very name Apache isnt what the tribe originally called itself; its word from the Zuni Indian language, and it means enemy. In a scant 100 years, from 1500 to 1600, the population of the city of London quadrupled in size. Singer and songwriter Roger Miller, best known for his hit song King of the Road, had a passion for music early, even though his family was poor. When he was in grade school, he spent his weekends picking cotton so he could save up enough money to buy a guitar. After eighth grade he quit school and went to work herding cattle and riding in rodeos. Interestingly, the word pudding came into the English language from the German word puddek, which means sausage. We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people. -John F. Kennedy THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY SPORTS QUIZ1. Which hitter holds two of the top three spots for most strikeouts in a major-league season? 2. Name the player who had the most hits in a modern-era season for the Braves franchise. 3. Who was the head coach of the University of Texas football team before Mack Brown took the job in 1998? 4. How many times did 7-foot-7-inch center Manute Bol lead the NBA in blocked shots per game for a season? 5. Who holds the New York Rangers record for most goals and points in a season? 6. How many times has the 60-point mark in the regular-season standings been exceeded by a Major League Soccer team? 7. Name two of the last three WBA heavyweight boxing titleholders before Mike Tyson won the crown in 1987.1. Mark Reynolds, with a high of 223 in 2009. 2. Tommy Holmes had 224 hits in 1945. 3. John Mackovic (1992-97). 4. Twice (5.0 blocks per game in 1985-86; 4.3 bpg in 1988-89). 5. Jaromir Jagr had 54 goals and 123 points in 2005-06. 6. Three -the Los Angeles Galaxy in 1998 (68 points) and 2011 (67 points), and the San Jose Earthquakes in 2005 (64 points). 7. Tony Tubbs, Tim Witherspoon and James Bonecrusher Smith. ANSWERS


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The Pioneer Picnic provides an opportunity for the old families of Lee County to come together to preserve and memorialize the history of the county where they spent so many years of their lives. Discovering old friends, neighbors and school friends makes for a happy lunch bunch. Members are welcome to bring a guest. The classes of 1962 from Fort Myers Senior High School, Dunbar Senior High School and Alva High School will be recognized at the picnic as celebrating their 50th class reunions. Also recognized at the picnic will be the man and woman who have lived here the longest number of years; the couple married the most years and the person who traveled the longest distance to come to the picnic. Approximately 1,000 invitations are mailed out for the picnic, of which twothirds are sent to local residents and the remainder to those people who live out of the area. There are normally 700 to 800 people in attendance and lunch is served to around 650. There is no charge to attend the picnic and parking is free. Barbecue chicken, baked beans, cole slaw, rolls, chocolate chip cookies and iced tea are available to the attendees for $10 per plate. It is not mandatory that you eat. To receive an invitation, send the following information to Pioneer Club, 2233 Second Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901: Your name/s (any woman registering is asked to provide her maiden name if applicable) The year you arrived in Lee County Your mailing address Which school you attended and the year you graduated You may register on the day of the picnic. Through the generosity of the City of Fort Myers, free admission on that weekend is given to the members of the Pioneer Club by showing their membership card to the Edison & Ford Estates, Southwest Florida Museum of History (Friday through Sunday, April 27 to 29) and the Burroughs Home & Garden Tour (Thursday, April 26 and Friday, April 27 at 11 a.m. only). Hodges Names 2012 Founders Award RecipientOn Monday, Hodges University announced the recognition of Courtney Murray, director of patient registration and business services at Lee Memorial Hospital, as its 2012 Founders Award winner. The honor is presented annually to a Hodges University graduate from Lee County who has provided outstanding and distinguished service to our community. The award will be presented at the third annual Hodges University Luminary Awards luncheon on Thursday, March 29, honoring longtime Fort Myers residents T. Wayne and Mavis Miller. Murray received a Bachelor of Science in Management degree from Hodges University in 2010, and will graduate magna cum laude with his Masters degree in June. I use the skills I learned from Hodges University every day, said Murray. The day I made the decision to enroll at Hodges University was the best investment that I have ever made. There is a certain level of confidence that a person feels after obtaining a college degree, and its a great feeling. I am honored to be recognized by an institution that has done so much for me. Murray relocated to the Southwestern region of Florida from the Bronx, New York in 1979. He accepted a position at Lee Memorial Hospital in 1981, where he has held various administrative and leadership roles. He is supported by his wife and two children, and will be honored during the Hodges University Luminary Award luncheon on March 29 at 11 a.m. at the Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort and Spa. For ticket information, call 938-7826. For more information, visit www. hodges.edu. Golden Apple Tickets On SaleThe Golden Apple Teacher recognition banquet will be held on Friday, April 13 from 5 to 9 p.m. with an after party from 9 to 11 p.m. at Harborside Event Center in downtown Fort Myers. This years honorees are Billy Lansberry, North Fort Myers High; Heather Millican, Cypress Lake Middle; Eric Riemenschneider, Fort Myers High; Kim Smith, North Fort Myers Academy for the Arts; Charles OConnor, Lexington Middle; and Laura Reed, Dr. Carrie D. Robinson Littleton Elementary. Reservations are $150 per person and include a reception and sit down dinner. To make reservations, contact Gerri Langelier at Gerri@leeschoolfoundation. org or 337-0433. The Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Program was the first major project founded and developed by The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Inc. After a rigorous selection process, six Lee County public school teachers are selected to receive the prestigious gold apple. These teachers are honored at the annual Golden Apple Dinner. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the program. Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


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HELP WANTED HELP WANTED SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES OFFERED BOATS CANOES KAYAKS AUTO FOR SALE PETS FOR SALE MISC FOR SALE LOST AND FOUND COMMERCIAL SPACE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATETHE RIVER MARCH 23, 201236 NS 10/28 BM TFN VISIT:SanibelOpenHouses.com Pfeifer Realty Group Sanibel Island, FL2394720004SANIBELOPEN HOUSES POSTED DAILYPROFESSIONAL CLEANING SERVICESResidential Commercial Interior Windows Carpet Cleaning Jennifer Watson 239-810-6293SR 11/13 N TFN Bob AdamsResidential Renewal ServicesHandyman(Carpentry, maintenance toilets, faucets, ceiling fans, sliding doors, etc.)768-0569 or Cell 464-6460RS 11/14 M TFN Licensed & Insured 25+ years experienceCOMPANION SERVICE Sanibel-Captiva Care and Companion Service, LLC Medical appointments, general transportation, shopping, light meal preparations, and light cleaning. Our services are customized to meet our clients needs. Call 239-395-3591, or for an emergency call 239-472-0556.SR 10/3 B TFN HELLE'S CLEANING SERVICES Residential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471 Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047SR 11/13 B TFN DORADO PROPERTY MANAGEMENTHOME WATCH/CARE Full Range of Services Excellent Organizational Skills Island Resident Licensed & Insured 24/7 Call Lisa 239-472-8875RS 10/1 BM TFN MUSIC INSTRUCTIONSIn piano, saxophone, ute. On Sanibel/Captiva or South Fort Myers. Quali ed, experienced teacher. Call 239-989-7799RR 10/8 CC TFN HOUSE CARE While you are away by retired architect, Sanibel resident. Call 395-1649.RS 11/12 NC TFN DOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800SR 1/30 B TFN 3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, Fl Phone: 239-472-3644, ext 1 Fax: 239-472-2334 www.crowclinic.orgHELP US PLEASE!!We need volunteers for: Clinic emergency patient admissions desk and baby animal feeders Visitor education center greeters and gift shop cashiers CROW (239) 472-3644, ext. 231 or volunteers@crowclinic.orgRS 10/28 NC TFN OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE700 square feet. Good Periwinkle location. Call Joe 516-972-2883. RS 3/2 PC 3/23 VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDAt The Sanibel School Call Michelle Wesley 239-910-8000RS 3/9 NC 3/30 HEAD CUSTODIANAt The Sanibel School Full bene ts. Tolls paid. Call Maureen at 472-1617.NS 3/9 NC 3/30 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIESAttention Final Expense Agents: Top rated IMO expanding. Opportunities exist throughout the southeast. We are looking for agents and managers. Great commissions and an outstanding lead program. Attention Insurance Agents Prequali ed leads to market nal expense insurance. $100k a year agency building opportunity. Attention Insurance Agents Prequali ed leads to market insurance to the senior market. $100k a year opportunity. Call John at 203-763-9534.NS 3/9 NC 3/30 MONINO CONSTRUCTION, INC.CBC 1257406 Home Maintenance, Drywall, Tile, Paint, Carpentry. Call Luis 239-209-3979 Licensed & Insured NR 3/9 CC 3/30 PART TIME CLERK/TYPISTAt The Sanibel School Tolls paid. Call Maureen at 472-1617.NS 3/16 NC 4/6 06 TOWNCAR2006 Lincoln Designer Town Car Beige Less Than 90K $8,500. New Brakes & Tires Runs Great 239-471-9517 NS 3/16 CC 3/23 LOST BRACELETLost gold charm bracelet with children heads. Very sentimental...reward... Please call 472-2159NR 3/16 NC 3/23 Isabella RasiIbt Rt En Cbnt Isabella Rasi (239) 246-4716EftIsabellaRasi@aol.com RS 3/16 NC 4/6McGREGOR WOODS GREAT FAMILY HOME IN McGREGOR WOODS! 3/3/2 $299,000MATLACHA WATERFRONT Unique artists home in midst of art galleries, restaurants & shing community. $550,000EAST END RETAIL CENTER Newly renovated retail center with high visability on Periwinkle toward Lighthouse beach. Great business opportunity. $1,299,000 SALE PENDINGTHE SPA AT TWEEN WATERS INNis looking for a part-time receptionist to work weekends. All quali ed applicants, please respond with your resume. Thank You. 239-472-5161 ext. 390 tweenspa@me.comNR 3/23 CC 3/30 HELP WANTEDPart-time year round help needed in Laundry. Must be able to lift 30 + lbs. Apply in person at 2341 Palm Ridge Road, Sanibel, FLNR 3/23 NC 3/30 SANIBEL HOME WATCHRetired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates (239) 728-1971NR 3/23 BM 4/13 2002 THUNDERBIRDBlue, 30,000 miles, excellent condition. $20,000. 239-395-9336NS 3/23 CC 3/30 AUSSIE PUPPIESBEAUTIFUL MINI AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD puppies. Female blue merle w/ blue eyes, male black tri color. $800. Will be 20-24 lbs full grown. Mom is family pet with show dog heritage. Available 4/1. 239-472-8798 RR 3/23 CC 3/23 UNIQUE PIANO FOR SALE1935 Steinway black ebony upright. Made in Germany, #280608, Model V. One family owned. All parts original including curved seat. Asking $6,000 OBO. Call 239-466-6135.RR 3/23 CC 3/23 ENTERTAINMENT UNIT & TVWicker/Rattan Open Entertainment Unit with 30 Toshiba High De nition TV. Made by Braxton Culler. Color: Honey Wheat. $300. 239-472-2696 or 585-624-7398.NR 3/23 CC 3/30 LOST IN SANIBELSTERLING SILVER MEXICAN BRACELET Gift, sentimental value. $50 Reward. 472-1254 or 810-9153RR 3/23 NC 3/23 KEYS FOUNDFound in the parking lot of the Book Nook and Island Pharmacy: two keys one with the name of a ower on them. Call 239-472-0560 to claim.NS 3/23 NC 3/30 MOBILE HOME OPEN HOUSESat 3/24, 10:30-1:30 & Sun 3/25, 9-noon 16231 Lunar Dr. Ft. Myers, FL Century 21 55 + community $18,000. 2 BRs, 1 Bath, 2 sunrooms, Garage, W/D laundry room. Close to beach/shoppingNR 3/23 CC 3/23


REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE VACATION RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL WANTED ANNUAL RENTAL SCAN CODE FOR A FREE LIST OF ALL ISLAND PROPERTIESFOR SALEVISITwww.FreeSanibelList.comPfeifer Realty Group Sanibel Island, FL239-472-0004 RS 6/17 BM TFNTHE RIVER MARCH 23, 201237 The River EMAIL: Ads@RiverWeekly.com 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 10/14 CC TFN GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION FOR SALE AT PERIWINKLE PARKIdeal arrangement, bedroom/bath at each end of a 60 foot mobile home. FL room with dining area added later giving an open concept of LR and kitchen, plus bedrooms and baths. Two sofa beds and stacked washer & dryer. A delightful deck with a big presiding frog and storage Bldg. in back and carport in front. $159,000. 5 E Street, unit 314. 239-472-3403.NS 3/2 CC 3/23 FOR SALE BY OWNER 2008 MOBILE HOMEAT PERIWINKLE PARK 1 Bed room new queen bed. LR with sofa bed, kitchen, refrigerator ice maker, dinning area, Bosch washer dryer, dishwasher. Trane A/C with Pro 4000 programmable thermostat. Full tile oors. Full vinyl deck. Pavers. Oodles of space. Hurricane sun & window protection lm. Home in ex. cond. Much more, too numerous to mention. Price reduced to $69,900. Ground rental $541.66/mo. Key at of ce. Dorisdavenport@hotmail.comRR 3/9 CC 3/30 DUNES SEASONAL RENTAL3 BR, 3 Bath home with pool Lake views, fabulous sunsets Master suite with jacuzzi Available Sept 2012, 3 month minimum Call 860-559-5471NR 3/9 CC 3/30 DAVIS COURT 2 bed/2 bath top oor condo for rent. Minutes to Sanibel, $795/month plus utilities. Available April 1. First and security required. Call Chris at 851-3506. RS 3/2 NC 3/30 WALK TO BEACHAdorable 2 bedroom 1 bath. 1/2 of duplex. East End of Sanibel Great Monthly rates! Call Bob 410-913-2234 or email tidewaterbob@comcast.netRR 3/9 CC 3/30 SUNDAY, MARCH 25 BAY FRONT OPEN HOUSE1314 Isabel Drive Bay fronts Best Opportunity! 150 Bay front, nearly 1/2 acre. Bay front pool and bay front views are focal point for classic ranch style 4000+ sq. residence. Dream views from everywhere...perfect for extended family or nanny privacy. Must see the family room with stone replace and walls of windows... New Price adjusted $2,194,000. Go to 1314isabeldr.com for photos and video. Optional safe harbor dock available. (From Periwinkle go to Bailey Rd to Bay Drive to Isabel) Time for Isabel open 124PM phone glenn for more information 239-850-9296 Glenn Carretta Broker Associate John R. Wood Island Real Estate Inc. 239-850-9296 www.TeamSanibel.com RR 3/23 BM 3/23 AFFORDABLE YEAR-ROUND OR SEASONAL LIVING ON BEAUTIFUL SANIBEL!Less than a half mile walk or bike ride to shelling and white sand beach swimming. Modi ed permanent travel home in a quiet restricted private Periwinkle Park. Original 35Z Prowler Regal Trailer was professionally elevated 3.5 feet and made semi-permanent with central air conditioning/heating and electric hot water. Installed a 9.5 feet wide by full 35 feet long addition consisting of a bedroom, 7foot wide clothes closet and a living/dining area. The added space provided room for a combination washer/dryer, a second full size newer refrigerator and a pantry. Original trailer area contains an of ce/ computer room, a dinette area that can be adjusted to provide extra sleeping place, and a family/TV room. New air conditioning/heat and humidistat in 2011; new PEX piping in 2009. Fully furnished with beautiful wood grain cabinets; includes two sofas that convert into extra beds and has two ceiling fans. Professional window treatments throughout with new screens in 2011. Basement area has a cement oor, ve access doors and is excellent for storage. Has outside lighting for outdoor grilling. Cement block walkway leads to a secluded patio that is furnished with a table and chairs with an umbrella. Front door has a cement walkway with stairs to a covered landing. Lot rent is approximately $6500/year including water and sewer. Buyer must interview with and be accepted by Periwinkle Park management and agree to Park terms and conditions. Secure your place in paradise today! Only $69,000 239-395-2630 RR 3/23 CC 3/23OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY MARCH 24, 11 4High Dunes-984 Sand Castle Road. Come see this 3/2 Half Duplex. It has a quaint, cottage feel with its own charm. Sit in the grotto and enjoy the pure nature of Sanibel. Pool and Tennis Courts incl. in Assoc fee. Offered at $535,000. Visit www.Sanibel7.com to view this and other great properties. Augustina Holtz Broker Associate The Jorgensen Group Realty LLC. 914-648-8888NR 3/23 CC 3/23 LIGHTHOUSE REALTYPaul J. Morris, Broker VACATION RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SALES 359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island 239-579-0511RR 3/23 CC 4/13 SOBCZAK KNOWS SANIBEL!Realtor/Resident/Naturalist As a VIP Realtor, Charles Sobczak has closed more than 700 properties on Sanibel & Captiva. As the author of Living Sanibel A Nature Guide to Sanibel & Captiva Islands, Charles Sobczak knows the history of the islands and the Sanibel Plan in detail. He also knows and deeply appreciates the islands birds, ora and fauna. If you love the nature of Sanibel, Charles Sobczak is your real estate agent. Call Charles Sobczak for all your real estate needs!(239) 850-0710 or e-mail him at livingsanibel@ earthlink.netRR 3/23 CC 3/30 New construction in Sea Oats Subdivision. Hurricane windows, Three bedrooms/two baths and should be completed by next season. Asking $649,555. Now heres the good part. The house overlooks a wetlands preserve that holds snowy egrets, great egrets, ibis and osprey. Its like living in a National Park! THIS WEEKS FEATURED LISTING!ANNUAL RENTAL WANTEDIsland professionals looking for annual rental on Sanibel. No smoking, no pets. Call 472-5187, ext. 291.NS 3/23 CC 4/13 GARAGE SALEFRIDAY, MARCH 30 from 10 A.M. 2 P.M. His & hers golf clubs,baby equipment, Amcor air puri er, patio table, household goods, clothing, garden tools. 595 Sea Oats Drive, SanibelNR 3/23 CC 3/30 RUMMAGE SALESaturday March 24, 8am 2pm For Sale: Furniture, Small Appliances, Household stuff. A fund raising event of the New Church of SWFL, 1108 Sunset Plaza Cir. #401, Fort Myers, FL 33908.NR 3/23 CC 3/23 8 FAMILY GARAGE SALEFurniture, Refrigerator, Household Items, Framed Shell Art, Antiques, Jewelry, Lots of fun stuff. March 23-24, 8 a.m. 926 Lindgren Blvd, SanibelNR 3/23 CC 3/23 TO PLACE AN ADLOG ON: IslandSunNews.com& click on Place Classified


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 35 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 Art of the Olympians Museum & Gallery......332-5055 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 Chapter DAR.....................482-1366 Caloosahatchee Folk Society.......................321-4620 Cape Coral Stamp Club................................542-9153 duPont Company Retirees ...........................454-1083 Edison Porcelain Artists................................415-2484 Ft Myers UDC Chapter 2614 (United Daughters of the Confederacy )....728-3743 Friendship Force Of SW FL..........................561-9164 The Horticulture and Tea Society..................472-8334 Horticultural Society......................................472-6940 Lee County Genealogical Society.................549-9625 Lee Trust for Historic Preservation ...............939-7278 NARFE(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.........321-7430 True Tours....................................................945-0405 If you would like your club/organization listed in The River Calling Card, phone 415-7732THE RIVER MARCH 23, 201238 Hi my name is Bobbi Magoo and Im an eightyear-old Yorkshire terrier. By my picture you would never know how rough my life was until I came to Lee County Domestic Animal Services (LCDAS). I was abandoned and matted and had really bad skin. Oh, and did I mention that I am almost blind? I am getting lots of TLC in a foster home where I am spoiled. My foster mom says Im very loving. I love my daily grooming, I walk well on a leash, and Im housebroken. Even though I dont see very well, I get around just fine and enjoy being with other pets. I miss having a home of my own so I would love to be adopted soon. If you are interested in meeting me, please email kennel@leegov.com to make arrangements. My adoption fee is $25. If you volunteer for any organization you can adopt me for only $8. LCDAS says thank you to all volunteers for everything they do for the community. Im Mariska, a four-year-old domestic short hair. If you like affectionate girls with lots to say, then I could be your BFF! My foster mom says Im a talker and will follow you wherever you go. I have a calm personality and will make a super companion. My adoption fee is $25 during Animal Services Find Your Lucky Charm adoption promotion (regularly $50). If you volunteer for any organization you can adopt me for only $8. For information about this weeks pets, call 5337387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at www.LeeLostPets.com. When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office, off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, ageappropriate vaccinations, rabies vaccination and county license if three months or older, flea treatment, worming, heartworm test for dogs six months and over, feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, training DVD, 10-day health guarantee, and a bag of Science Diet pet food. The adoption package is valued at $500. Mariska ID#: 525713 Bobbi Magoo ID#: 529493 photos by squaredogphoto.com Pets Of The Week


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If you are interested in listing your island property, contact the islands oldest and most prominent real estate company. We get results! 1149 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 239/472-0176 fax 239/472-0350 11526 Andy Rosse Lane Captiva, FL 33924 239/472-1270 fax 239-472-1268www.jnaislandrealestate.comServing the Islands Since 1975 18210 Old Pelican Bay Drive Custom-built waterfront home w. Priate elevator! Stone flooring, custom docks, boat lifts. Offered for $1,995,000. Contact Cathy & Ralph Galietti 239.826.5897. 13772 Pine Villa LaneOutstanding, remodeled 4 Bdrm., 4 Bath home on nearly an acre off popular Daniels Rd. corridor. Offered for $699,000. Contact Nancy Finch 239.822.7825. 15750 Waite Island Drive St. Charles Yacht Club. 5 BR, 6 Baths, 6,745 Sq. Ft. of Luxury Living. 200 on Caloosahatchee. Offered for $3,299,000. Contact Nancy Finch 239.822.7825. 13411 Coral Drive Bedroom three level pool home. Custom built family home. Minutes to causeway. Offered for $644,9005. LeAne Taylor Suarez 239.872.1632. Punta Rassa Condomiumns Magnificent water views & sunsets. 2/2, 1,397 sq.ft. spacious units, many w. upgrades. Social membership to Sanibel Harbour Yacht Club included. Dockaminiums starting at $19,500. Offered for $195,000 -$399,900. Contact Marianne Stewart 239.560.6420. 6021 Tidewater Island Circle3 bedroom/2 bath 5,360 total square ft.Olde Florida Style. Offered for $399,000. Contact Bob Berning 239.699.9597 or Ken Colter 239.851.1357. 16398 Coco Hammock Way 3 bdrm./2 bath. 2,153 sq. ft. Huge outdoor lanai & pool area. Off Season privileges at Kelly Greens. Offered for $384,000. Contact Ken Colter 239.851.1357 or Bob Berning 239.699.9597. 11083 Harbour Yacht Court Unit 32/2 carriage home in Mariposa at Gulf Harbour. Community amenities galore. Updated unit. Offered for $260,000. Contact the Walters Group 239.994.7975. 8920 Dartmoor WayMany options in 2 br + den/of-fice. 2 baths, large deck, oversize pool & spa, sunset view over lake. Entertainment center included. Offered for $389,500. Contact Larry Hahn 239.898.8789. 6801 Stony Run CourtSpacious 3 BR, 3.5 BA professionally designed home on oversized lot in upscale gated community in the heart of Fort Myers. Offered for $1,170,000. Contact George Kohlbrenner 238.565.8805 16488 Crown Arbor WayOne of the prime Crown Colony locations, 3 br/ 2ba, private pool overlooking lake & golf course, fully turnkey. Offered for $385,000. Contact Larry Hahn 239.898.8789. 15720 Catalpa Cove Drive5/4 pool home on gulf access canal in desirable Catalpa Cove neighborhood. A boaters dream! Upgrades throughout. Short Sale. Offered for $1,050,000. Contact the Walters Group 239.994.7975 8931 Greenwich Hills Way Immaculate 3 or 4 bedroom, 2.5 baths, paver stone pool deck & spa by lake. Fully furnished & turnkey w/ all housewares & garage items. Offered for $439,000. Contact Larry Hahn 239.898.8789 8868 King Henry Court 3/2 in Crown Colony. 18 tile, granite, crown molding, custom lighting and much more! Offered for $359,900. Contact the Walters Group 239.994.7975 Open House Sunday 12-3THE RIVER MARCH 23, 201240