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FREETake Me Home VOL. 11, NO. 14 APRIL 13, 2012From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com CaluSUP Races Planned For PaddleboardersThe Body Glove CaluSUP Race is a World Paddle Associationsanctioned, elite seven-mile StandUp Paddleboard race in the Gulf of Mexico. Slated for Saturday, May 5, the CaluSUP will draw stand up paddlers to Fort Myers Beachs newest watersport event. The one-day event, which will benefit Lee County Special Olympics, includes a one-mile recreational race, a family fun race, free demonstrations for the public and paddleboard activities. Festivities run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Crescent Beach Family Park, located at 1100 Estero Boulevard in Fort Myers Beach. The Body Glove CaluSUP Race is inspired by the Calusa Indians that once thrived throughout Southwest Floridas coastal waters. Known as the shell people, the Calusa waterman skills were essential to their daily activities until their extinction in the late 1700s. This event celebrates the fast-growing water sport of Stand-Up Paddleboarding as well as Lee Countys 190-mile canoe, kayak and SUP trail in the Great Calusa Blueway. The Southwest Florida SUP Club is organizing the event, partnering with Body Glove and Lee County Parks & Recreation, with 60 percent of all proceeds benefitting the Lee County Special Olympics The Body Glove CaluSUP Race is held in conjunction with Fort Myers Based Body Glove Footwears launch of the 3tbarefoot, their newest innovation in water sports footwear. Racers of all abilities are welcome. The entry fee is $15 for club members, $30 for the public (before April 24) and $40 on race day. Special Olympic athletes can compete for free by contacting Dorothy Barilla at 432-2031. continued on page 23 Stand-Up Paddlebaorders navigating the waters of Southwest Florida Earth Day At The Refuge Next SaturdayTrash-talking, plarn, and Bagzilla? These are just a few highlights of the adult and childrens activities at JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Earth Day Saturday, April 21. The refuge will celebrate the 42nd anniversary of Earth Day in partnership with Ding Darling Wildlife SocietyFriends of the Refuge (DDWS) and Tarpon Bay Explorers (TBE). We are gearing our activities for all ages, said ranger Becky Wolff, refuge education specialist. Well bring back our disposable bag-costumed Bagzilla character, and teach people how to make yarn out of plastic bags to weave into their own sturdy, reusable shopping bags. The schedule for earth-friendly free fun: Note: *Regular tram tour fees apply. 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wildlife Drive is open free to bikers and hikers 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free bike rentals from Tarpon Bay Explorers site (returns by 6 p.m.) 10 a.m. The first 200 visitors to the refuge will receive a free reusable shopping bag, courtesy of DDWS. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Ongoing Earth crafts in the Education Center Education Lab Make your own Mother Earth ornament Create a pop-bottle butterfly or jellyfish Learn from a pollinator and mind your own beeswax (candle that is) Create your own bracelet out of plarn (plastic bag yarn) Meet and greet refuge educator Bagzilla, costumed in a years worth of an average persons disposable bag consumption 10 to 11 a.m. Guided native plant walk along Indigo Trail *10 to 11:30 a.m. Narrated refuge tram tour 11:30 a.m. to noon. Lets Talk Trash Marine timeline competition for kids. How long does it take that trash to biodegrade in a marine environment? (Education Center auditorium) *11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Narrated refuge tram tour Lunch on your own *1 to 2:30 p.m. Narrated refuge tram tour 1:30 to 2 p.m. Climate Change 101 Learn the basics of climate change and what you can do to help. (Education Center auditorium) 2:30 to 3 p.m. Make your own plarn. Plastic bag overload? Learn how to make plarn (plastic bag yarn) and weave reusable shopping bags that are 10 times stronger than other plastic bags. (Education Center auditorium) *2:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Narrated refuge tram tour *4 to 5:30 p.m. Narrated refuge tram tour For more information on Earth Day at the Refuge, call 472-1100 or visit www. dingdarlingsociety.org. Rotary Club 90th Anniversary Gala On Saturday, April 28, the Rotary Club of Fort Myers will celebrate its 90th anniversary of service to the community by hosting a gala at Harborside Convention Center Chartered in 1922, the Rotary Club of Fort Myers is the areas largest and continued on page 28 Meet Bagzilla, whose costume of 500 plastic bags represents what a typical shopper uses in one year
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 NowMorgan Hotel, The Later Yearsby Gerri ReavesPart II of IIDuring World War II, an unnamed airman from Buckingham Army Air Force Base (BAAF) took a photo of the northeast corner of First and Dean, capturing the feel of wartime downtown against the backdrop of the Morgan Hotel. Note several soldiers hanging out and taking in the sights of a business district beginning to thrive again after the years of the Great Depression. Sharing the block are the Western Auto store and, down on the corner at Hendry Street, Heitman-Evans Hardware. Special bus service for BAAF and Page Field made it easy for soldiers to travel to downtown and to Fort Myers Beach. Dances and a host of other activities at the Yacht Basins Service Club provided incentive to get downtown, and merchants, restaurants, and hotels made efforts to accommodate and cater to the welcome influx of military personnel. At the close of the war in 1945, Geneva McAuley ran a childrens clothing shop in the Morgans corner storefront, perhaps a sign that as the war came to a close that attention was turning to things domestic rather than foreign and military. As the postwar boom started in earnest, Ragsdale & Guthrie real estate took up residence, as seen in the circa-1950 photo.continued on page 9 Soldiers hang out on the Morgan Hotel at First and Dean in this World War II photo taken by an unidentified man stationed at Buckingham Army Air Force Base courtesy of the Southwest Florida Historical Society Today, the Morgan Hotel, built by John Morgan Dean and opened in January 1924, is home to Fords Garage on the first floor and the Dean Executive Center on the upper floors photo by Gerri Reaves The Morgan Hotel circa 1950, when Ragsdale and Guthrie occupied the ground-floor corner courtesy of the Southwest Florida Historical Society THE RIVER APRIL 13, 20122
3 THE RIVER APRIL 13, 2012 Audio Tour Now Available In French And Spanish At Edison & Ford EstatesThe Edison & Ford Winter Estates have added French and Spanish language audio tours expanding the interpretive experience for French and Spanish speaking visitors. The Audio Tour program at the Edison Ford began in 2007 and was offered in English and German. Audio tours have been a huge success with our English and German speaking visitors, said Edison Ford president & CEO Chris Pendleton. We have seen an increase in French visitors for several years and anticipate the Spanish language market to grow. Now was the time to start offering two additional languages to the Edison Ford program. The Audio Tour program encompasses the historic homes and buildings, the gardens, the Edison Botanic Research Laboratory and the museum and includes maps in English, German, French and Spanish. More than 1,200 cultural sites and institutions have enriched their visitor experience with audio tours including the Louvre, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Stonehenge and the Edison & Ford Winter Estates. The cost of an Audio Tour at the Edison Ford is $20 for adults, $11 for children ages 6 to 12. For additional information, call 334-7419 or visit www.edisonfordwinterestates.org. Edison Estates photo by LB BlanchardNanoDays 2012 At Imaginarium Science CenterThe Imaginarium Science Center hosts NanoDays on Saturday, April 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a variety of activities designed to explore this science that highlights the too small to see! NanoDays at the Imaginarium is part of a nationwide festival of educational programs about nanoscale science and engineering. Organized by the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net), this community-based event held every spring is the largest public outreach effort in nanoscale informal science education and involves science museums, research centers, and universities from Puerto Rico to Alaska. On April 14, guests at the Imaginarium will explore the new Nano Lab, enjoy NanoScience hands on technology demonstrations at 20 stations throughout the Imaginarium and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., see Special NanoScience Presentations in the Wells Fargo Education Center. The days many activities include: Nano Gold, Static Electricity, DNA and more. Nano Exploring Materials Nano Gold is a hands-on activity in which visitors discover that nanoparticles of gold can appear red, orange or even blue. They learn that a material can act differently when its nanometer-sized. Exploring Forces Static Electricity is an interactive experience in which visitors discover that electrostatic forces cause smaller balls to be suspended in a tube while larger ones fall to the bottom. Guests will be amazed to learn that size can affect the way a material behaves. Exploring Structures DNA allows visitors to create a necklace of wheat germ DNA in which they learn that selfassembly is a process by which molecules and cells form themselves into functional structures. This NanoDays event is open to the public and free with Imaginarium Science Center admission. Imaginarium members are always free. The Imaginarium is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Visit www.imaginariumfortmyers.com to learn more about NanoScience or call 321-7420. Lobster Fest Every Thursday at 5
THE RIVER APRIL 13, 20124 Junior League Of Fort Myers Feeds Hungry FamiliesOn March 24 the Junior League of Fort Myers held its annual Kids in the Kitchen event at the Harlem Heights Community Park from 11a,m, to 2 p.m. Not only did the Fort Myers Junior League feed hungry families, but community volunteers taught families about nutrition, fitness and safety. Throughout the sunny afternoon, Michelle Berke taught youngsters about healthy eating and what should be on their plates. Diane Piercy, PE teacher from Allen Park Elementary, taught bike safety and fitted the children with donated bike helmets. United Martial Arts Center demonstrated self-defense and First Serve Tennis taught tennis basics. Publix helped the children make healthy yogurt parfaits. Costco donated items for them to make their own trail mix. Snyderman Shoes donated gift cards to the top girl and boy winners of the Fun Run. The students learned how to make exercise fun with a climbing wall, bounce house, bicycles and obstacle course. The children were given backpacks to hold their Junior League coloring cookbooks, aprons, chef hats, measuring spoons, and other goodies donated by the league and its partners. We had kids from over 70 local schools (preschool and elementary) and over 270 kids in attendance, said Kids in the Kitchen chair Kelly Welborn. The Junior League of Fort Myers, Inc., a member of the Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc., is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. For more information about the Junior League, call 277-1197 or visit www.jlfm. org. Youngsters take part in one of the many activities photo by Jennifer Moss Yoga Class At Centennial ParkBecky Lang, a registered yoga instructor, will host an invigorating hour of yoga at Centennial Park in downtown Fort Myers. Saturday classes will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. on April 14, April 21 and May 19 (weather permitting). Participants will meet along the Caloosahatchee River near the pavilion. This will be a Level 1 Vinyasa/Flow Yoga class and all levels including beginners are welcome to attend. There is no cost to participate, but donations are appreciated. Participants will need to bring a yoga mat, water, a small towel and any yoga props they may need for their practice (block, blanket, etc). For more information or to check on the status of a class in the event of inclement weather, contact Becky Lang at 7916538 or email@example.com. To learn more about Zumba with Becky, visit www.zumbawithbecky.com. Namaste pose AAUW Hosts Cartoonist Doug MacGregor submitted by Pat AllenPolitical cartoonist Doug McGregor will be the speaker at the American Association of University Womens luncheon meeting at 11:30 a.m. on April 21 at Royal Palm Yacht Club, West First Street, Fort Myers, Whether roasting Congress over annual pork-barrel legislation, calling out lawmakers in Tallahassee over partisan politics, or criticizing county commissioners for caving in to special interest, he has covered it. MacGregor began his career drawing sports cartoons for the Daily Orange student newspaper at Syracuse University where he graduated in 1979. In 1980 he became an editorial cartoonist for the Norwich Bulletin in Connecticut. His cartoon of Ronald Reagan ended up on the cover of Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year in 1982. MacGregor has published four collections of his cartoons. The most recent is called Get Creative, Turn On the Bright Side of Your Brain. His AAUW program will include a power point presentation of his work. Admission is $18. For reservations call Sondra Marshall at 437-4570. 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 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
5 THE RIVER APRIL 13, 2012 Edison & Ford Winter Estates April ProgramsIn addition to tours and regular activities at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates, there are special programs and activities to engage both visitors and residents throughout the week. The month of April is highlighted with the last Directors Tour of the season to Bok Tower Gardens/Pinewood Estate/ Lake Wales Museum; the opening of the fourth annual Art in the Garden Exhibit: Snakes, Lizards & Turtles; Free Educators Day and new tour options including Edison Ford Garden Tour and Edison Ford Tour, Lunch & River Cruise on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Call 334-7419 for additional information. The April schedule of programs and events include: New Edison Ford Garden Tour (Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.) Join curatorial garden staff and experience the 20 acres of gardens of the Edison and Ford families in a whole new way. Thomas Edison designed the gardens of his winter estate for many purposes including research. Mina Edison, a leader in community garden and beautification councils, planted for beauty. The new tour combines the history of the site and landscape, as well as advice on gardening from expert staff. Cost to Edison Ford members is free, non members are $40 and includes audio wand. Edison Ford adds Spanish and French languages to audio tours Beginning in April Spanish and French language audio tours will be available at the Edison Ford. The audio tour program began in 2007 and has been available in English and German. Maps in English, German, French and Spanish are also available. Edison Ford Inventors Summer Camp Registration is now open for Edison Ford Inventors Summer Camp that begins on May 29 and runs through August 3 in science, art and nature. Camps are separated by grade levels (first to third and fourth to sixth); students in the seventh grade and above can qualify as Summer Camp counselors. Cost to Edison Ford members is $200; non members are $230. Weekly camp themes include: May 29 to June 1 Super Solar Scientists June 4 to 8 Space & Rockets June 11 to 15 Kitchen Chemistry June 18 to 22 Animation June 25 to 29 Movie Making Magic July 9 to 13 Eager Engineers July 16 to 20 Time Travelers July 23 to 27 Physics In Motion July 30 to August 3 Smarts In Arts Emerging Inventors Early Learners (April 19 from 9 to 11 a.m.) This class is a child and parent learning class for children ages 1 to 3 years. Each class includes first-hand learning on the historical site as well as changing seasonal themes combining science, invention, reading and hands-on activities. Cost to Edison Ford members is $5, non members are $15 (one adult, one child); additional $5 per child. Annual Volunteer Appreciation Ceremony (April 10 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Royal Palm Yacht Club) Edison Ford volunteers are invited to join staff and trustees of the Edison & Ford Winter Estates at the annual award ceremony with entertainment, refreshments and presentation honoring and thanking volunteers. Reservations are required and participants must be active Edison & Ford Winter Estates volunteers in order to attend. Directors Tour: Bok Tower Gardens, Pinewood Estate and Lake Wales Museum (April 14 at 8 a.m.) Tour the beautiful gardens designed by landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted Jr., the neo-gothic art deco singing tower carillon as well as a tour of the Pinewood Estate, an early 1900s Mediterranean-style mansion full of antiques. Participants will also enjoy a private tour of the Lake Wales Museum led by historian and director, Mimi Hardmen. Registration required. Cost to Edison Ford members is $90, volunteers are $85 and non-members are $95. Price includes transportation, lunch, behind-the-scenes tours and refreshments. Celebration of Helen Hendry (April 15 at 3 p.m.) Premiere of a series of oral history programs celebrating the people of Southwest Florida who have made an impact and have played a part in the Edison and Ford legacies. Helen Hendry will be celebrated with a special exhibit highlighting her work and contributions in the landscape design field. Her lifelong accomplishments have also been recorded in an oral history presentation that will be shown at 4 p.m. in the Edison Ford Education Center, located in the Edison Caretakers House. Reservations are required. Art In The Gardens Snakes, Lizards & Turtles Exhibit (Opening reception on April 15 at 2 p.m.) In the heritage gardens at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates, Lee County students create an environmentally interactive artwork exhibit using recycled materials to make life-like garden art. The exhibit is sponsored by The Foundation of Lee County Public Schools and Truly Nolen. The exhibit is free and open to the public. HomeSchool: Ecosystems (April 16 from 1 to 3 p.m.) Homeschool students will learn about the environment as they investigate different ecosystems. Students and their parents can enroll in a two-hour program with curriculum that follows the Next Generation Florida Sunshine State Standards. Pre-visit curriculum materials will be mailed to registered families. Registration required. Program recommended for grades one to six. Cost to Edison Ford members is $5, nonmembers are $15 (one adult, one child); additional $5 per child. New For Summer Edison Ford Tour, Lunch, & River Cruise (Wednesdays and Thursdays beginning April 25 and 26) Visitors to the Edison Ford will enjoy an audio tour of the historic homes, gardens, museum and lab; boat cruise on the Caloosahatchee River as well as tour of the river with naturalist commentary; and buffet lunch at the Royal Palm Yacht, a private club overlooking the river. Cost for adults is $45, children 12 and under are $35. Reservations are requested by calling 334-7419. Free Day For Educators, Kids & School Support Staff (April 29 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Teachers and students will receive free admission throughout the day at the Edison Ford. Teachers can register for special tours highlighting the many educational opportunities for their students. Registration is recommended by calling the Education Department at 334-7419. Teachers and school staff must present a school-issued identification badge to receive free admission and children must be accompanied by a paid adult. For additional information, call 3347419 or visit www.edisonfordwinterestates.org. New Garden Tour at the Edison Ford on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. River Cruises begin on Wednesdays and Thursdays at Edison Ford starting April 25 Dorothy Rodwell, LMFTLicensed Psychotherapist11615 Chitwood Drive, Suite 120 Fort Myers239-851-7166 Helping you liberate your mind and go where you are joyful SEAFOOD RESTAURANTSince 1962 16910 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers 239.466.4344LUNCH Mon-Fri from 11:30 am-3 pm DINNER Mon & Tue from 5-10pm Wed Sat from 5-11pm Reservations Recommended LIVE MUSIC 6 NIGHTS PER WEEKFind us on Facebook or go to: www.wix.com/crackerboxrestaurant/2 LIVE MUSIC APRIL13th Jesse Allen Band 8-11 14th Jim & Cracker Box Band 8-11 16th Sweet Music 7-10 17th Jam Session 7-10 18th Jesse Allen 8-11 19th Jim & Cracker Box Band 8-11
THE RIVER APRIL 13, 20126 Hortoons Confederate Memorial Day Service April 14United Daughters of the Confederacy Fort Myers Chapter 2614 request the honor of your presence at the Confederate Memorial Day Service on Saturday, April 14 at the Buckingham Cemetery at 10:30 a.m., followed by a picnic dinner on the grounds. Attendees are requested to bring a chair, a table and a dish to pass. The chapter will furnish iced tea, water and paper goods. For directions or more information, call 728-3743 or 542-0690. Southern Express Dinner ShowIts time to show a bit of southern hospitality and give a big yee-haw for Southern Express as they take center stage at the Lake Kennedy Senior Center in Cape Coral on Friday, April 20. This outstanding duo will have you moving and grooving to the best country and rock songs from the 1940s to today. Join your friends for an exciting evening of high energy musical entertainment. Experience the sounds of this talented twosome sure to get you off your seat and feeling fancy free, all with a bit of southern flair. The featured menu items at the dinner show, pr esented by the Lake Kennedy Senior Center, are slow-cooked pulled pork, fresh coleslaw, old fashioned baked beans, rolls with butter and dessert. The cost for each performance is $18 for members and $23 for nonmembers, which includes admission, dinner, beverage and dessert. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required for all shows. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Lake Kennedy Senior Center at 574-0575. Lee Republican Women LunchThe May luncheon meeting of Lee Republican Women Federated will be Monday, May 14. Social hour begins at 11:15 a.m. with lunch and program to follow. Speakers will be Chris Bernardi and Dane Eagle. The meeting will be held at Hilton Garden Inn, 12601 University Drive, Fort Myers. Cost is $16. RSVP by calling 432-9389 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Celebrity Pets Up For AdoptionLee County is rolling out the red carpet for celebrity pets during the month of April. Some famous felines and canines have taken up residence at Animal Services Shelter and the public will be able to adopt a celebrity canine for only $35 or a famous feline for just $25. Child stars (puppies and kittens) will be just $50 and veteran stars (6 yrs+) are only $20. Among the stars are Grace Kelly, Elton John, Jack Black, and Willie Nelson. The reduced adoption fee will include a celebrity gift pack of services consisting of sterilization, age appropriate vaccinations, county license, microchip ID, de-worming, flea treatment, a heartworm test for dogs, feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, 10-day health guarantee, and a bag of Hills Science Diet dog or cat food. The adoption package is valued at over $500 The famous line-up of pets waiting to be adopted can be viewed online at www. LeeLostPets.com or visit the shelter at 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. Celebrity viewing hours are Monday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. You can submit your adoption application online before you come to the shelter. Volunteers and staff are available to help you find the pet star that is best suited for you and your lifestyle. For more information call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS). If you are inquiring about a pet you have seen online, please have the animal ID number ready for faster assistance. Cape Coral To Host Largest Rummage SaleIf you are looking for those hidden treasures or trying to clear out the garage, then join the largest rummage sale on the beach in Cape Coral. This event is open to the public and will be held in the pavilion at Y acht Club Community Park. The rummage sale will be held on Saturday, April 14 from 8 to 11 a.m. Vendors are wanted to sell their goods. The fee is $20 plus tax per table. The public is free to attend and shop. For more information, call 574-0806. Kayak Fishing Class In CapeKayak fishing is becoming one of the fastest growing water activities in Florida. In this class, participants will learn about kayaking safety the different parts of the kayak, rigging, proper strokes and fishing procedures from the kayak. The class is open to families and is slated for Satuday, April 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cape Coral Yacht Club,The fee is $25 for adults, $15 for children. Call 542-5329 to register. ISLAND INSURANCE SERVICE Kathleen Papaleo President Mark OBrien General Manager Susan Barnes Personal Lines Gina Loeber Agent 703 Tarpon Bay Rd, Sanibel, FL (239) 472-3022 Summer is over and its time to enjoy those beautiful winter days in Paradise. Have an insurance question? Call our office today for a new Auto quote.
7 THE RIVER APRIL 13, 2012 Meet Candidates For Constitutional Offices April 17Republican candidates for constitutional offices in Lee County have been invited to participate in the Fort Myers Republican Womens Club monthly luncheon program on Tuesday, April 17. Sheriff candidates will be presenting their qualifications and answering questions. Linda Doggett, Clerk of the Circuit Court; and Ken Wilkinson, Property Appraiser, currently have no opponents. The public is invited to attend the luncheon and the candidate forum being held at The Helm Club, The Landings in South Fort Myers. A social hour begins at 11:15 a.m. The noon lunch, business meeting, and candidate forum follow. The luncheon cost is $16. Reservations are required by Thursday, April 12 and may be made by contacting Tina Laurie at 489-4701. The Fort Myers Republican Womens Club is affiliated with the Florida Federation of Republican Women and the National Federation of Republican Women. Additional information about the club may be obtained by contacting the president, Gaile Anthony, at 292-5212. Union President Will Speak To Lee DemocratsAFL-CIO President Mike Williams will be the featured speaker at the Red, White and Blue Celebration annual spring gala and silent auction for the Lee County Democratic Party. The gala will be held Sunday, April 22 and Crowne Plaza Hotel at Bell Tower. Williams topic will be United We Stand. Dave Aronberg, former state senator and current candidate for state attorney for Palm Beach County, will host the gala. The reception and silent auction begin at 5 p.m. Dinner is at 6 p.m. with an invocation by Betty Gissendanner, honoree, Florida Commisssion on the Status of Women; vice chair of Collier County DEC; regional chair of the Democratic Womens Clubs of Florida, and member of Ruths List Florida Advisory Council. Angels seating is $500; VIP seating is $250; Supporters seating is $100; general admission is $50. Program advertising space is available. For more information call 939-2866. RSVP by April 18 at www.leecountydems.org, and pay online, or mail your check to Lee County Democratic Party, 10051 McGregor Blvd., Suite #104, Fort Myers, FL 33919. 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 April 20, 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 106 Years Old And Going Strongby Di SaggauA very special occasion marked the April meeting of Continental Womens Club. They celebrated the 106th birthday of member Jennie Truncale. She was presented a birthday cake and everyone joined in singing Happy Birthday. In honor of the occasion, the board of directors appointed Truncale as official ambassador of Continental Womens Club. They cited her optimistic attitude and the way she lights up the room when she enters. Truncale thanked everyone and said, God bless you all. I asked her to share the secret to her longevity and she replied, Dont drink. Dont smoke. Walk the straight line. Carrie Blair and her mother Jennie Truncale
THE RIVER APRIL 13, 20128 Along The RiverOn Saturday, April 14, the Alliance for the Arts invites the public to An Evening of Stories and Song beginning at 8 p.m. Enjoy stories written exclusively for this intimate event punctuated by musical performances by members of the Gulf Coast Symphony. Following the performance, join musicians and storytellers for dessert and wine in the Alliance for the Arts gallery. Seating to this event is limited to 150 guests. Tickets are $50, VIP tickets are $100 and include an autographed copy of Amy Bennett-Williams recent book, Images of America: Along The Caloosahatchee River. Arcadia Publishing describes her book as the story of the ancient mastodons that once roamed its shores, the 19th century entrepreneurs who bent it to their wills, and the celebrities (including Thomas Edison and Henry Ford) who have relaxed on its waters. Richly illustrated with historical images and observations, Along the Caloosahatchee River chronicles the life of the singular waterway that joins the heart of Southwest Florida to the Gulf of Mexico and beyond. Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, near the Colonial Blvd. intersection. Call 939-2787 or go to www.artinlee.org. Shoals Restaurant and Wine Bar, adjacent to The Sandy Butler Market, is offering a special tomato tasting menu throughout the month of April in honor of National Tomato Month. Guests are invited to sample delicious fresh tomatoes direct from the Scholl Family Grove in Southwest Florida. The Scholl Family are the owners of The Sandy Butler Market and Shoals Restaurant and Wine Bar. Special menu items include bruschetta, Butlers Grove creamy tomato soup, tomato gazpacho, caprese, heirloom tomato salad and fresh Bloody Marys. The Sandy Butler Market is also offer slices of fresh tomatoes for sampling each day. The Sandy Butler Market a wide variety of dry goods, fresh domestic and imported cheese, a charcuterie (or meat market), 500 wines, freshly roasted coffee, Florida fresh tomatoes, homemade mozzarella cheese, freshly squeezed orange juice and a full selection of gifts for cooks. Shoals Restaurant and Wine Bar and The Sandy Butler Market are located at 17650 San Carlos Boulevard, Fort Myers. The restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. The gourmet market is open daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call 482-6765 or go to www.sandybutler.com. When in comes to catering, The Morgan House Restaurant is a full-service provider for well organized events. From decor to flowers to food and beverages, Chef Corry Blanton and the restaurants professional staff will make your event a success and delight your guests with attention to every detail. Whether its a backyard barbecue for 300 people or an elegant reception for 50, The Morgan House will handle every detail, down to the last flower petal on the table. The Morgan House Restaurant is fully licensed and insured for catering events anywhere. For information, contact Laura Williams at 284-3721 Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. or at email@example.com. The Morgan House is located at 33 Patio de Leon in the historic Fort Myers River District. It is open for lunch Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dinner is served Monday through Thursday from 5 to 10 p.m. and from 5 to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Call 337-3377 or go to www.morganhouserestaurant.com. Heading out to Sanibel? Make sure to check out the great food and live music at The Jacaranda, or The Jac to locals. With live music nightly, the Patio Lounge attracts an affluent crowd to the friendly and casual restaurant. Although the Jacaranda is best known as a local gathering spot, it has also received several dining awards. The Jac Bar features a daily happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m. and serves two for one drinks and $5.95 appetizers. Live bands, including The Amazing Groove Masters, Both Hands and Renata, play every evening from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. The Jacaranda is located at 1223 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Call 472-1771 or www.jacarandaonsanibel.com. The wine cellar at the Jacaranda in Sanibel Seared ahi tuna at The Morgan House FINE ITALIAN CUISINEIL TESORO RISTORANTEinspired by Island Fare in a bistro style C b t n frt t ftrrb rn n n b Trbrn Grtn rr Ptn Wr 751 Tarpon Bay Road Sanibel Island, FL www.iltesoro.net 239-395-4022 Reservations Suggested Now open in NYC, 82nd & 1st Ave. Fresh ingredients, simplicity, love... the recipe for a treasured dining experience Chef/Owner AJ BlackTASTE OF THE ISLANDS 2010 IRON CHEF WINNERVoted Best ChefBest Of e Islands Award Early-bird specials Early-bird specials if seated from 5-5:30 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.
9 THE RIVER APRIL 13, 2012 From page 2Morgan HotelIn the early 1950s, the hotel advertisements stressed amenities, safety, and modernization: a cocktail lounge, dining room, elegant service, excellent food at coffee shop prices, plus an elevator, sprinkler system, modern brick construction, and large comfortable rooms, each with private bath. It was open year-round. In 1955, the hotel touted its location as the center of downtown. In the early 1960s, as the age of the mall and suburban flight got underway, Sam Johnston, Jr. purchased the hotel with plans for an insurance company on the ground floor and changed the name to Hotel Dean. The circa 1963 postcard showcases the lounge in the completely renovated hotel. To the contemporary eye, the style is pure early-1960s kitsch, accented with suspended globe lights with sparkling surfaces. Other alluring hotel features? Near everything, Quiet!, beautifully appointed rooms, luxury, and complete service at competitive rates. Also signs of the times were that American Express was welcome and the hotel was a AAA affiliate. In the succeeding years, the stylish 1924 hotel had its ups and downs with the downs including being vacant in the early 1990s, for example. The look of the historic building has changed much in the last nine decades, with the disappearance of some Mediterranean-Revivalist architectural features, including the original serpentine columns above the main entrance and distinctive corner arches, among others. However, its been thriving the last few years, first as the Morgan House Restaurant (now relocated to the historic Patio de Leon) and currently Fords Garage. Walk down to the corner of First and Dean to see a 1920s hotel that keeps reinventing itself. Then stroll the short distance to the Southwest Florida Museum of History at 2031 Jackson Street to learn more about what happened to the hotel industry in post-World War II downtown once the soldiers were gone. For information, call 321-7430 or go to 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 Historical Society, where you learn more about the evolution of the business district. 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 and Historic Fort Myers by Prudy Taylor Board and Esther B. Colcord. The lounge of the renovated Hotel Dean circa 1963, complete with sparkly globe lights courtesy of the Southwest Florida Historical Society Try Transit Day To celebrate Earth Day, LeeTran will once again offer free rides on Thursday, April 19 throughout Lee County.Try Transit Day is part of a monthlong, 12-county initiative called Taking It To The Street. Cities, counties, transit agencies and private employers are challenging citizens to find an alternative to driving a private automobile. Options such as biking, walking, carpooling, transit and teleworking can all save money, conserve fuel, and reduce congestion and pollution.Participants who reduce their driving during the month have an opportunity to win prizes by registering at www. CommuterServicesFL.com and tracking their alternative travel. Residents who are interested in bus travel can visit rideleetran.com and use its Transit Savings Calculator to determine how much money they can save by commuting on LeeTran. The LeeTran site also has a Carbon Savings Calculator that shows passengers how much their alternative travel is reducing pollution. LeeTran experienced a ridership increase of nearly 50 percent on last years Try Transit Day. Its the perfect opportunity for someone who has never ridden a bus before to give us a try, said Transit Director Steve Myers. They can just enjoy a stress-free ride without having to handle money. First-time riders can find route maps and schedules at www.rideleetran.com or call LeeTran customer service at 5338726 (LEE-TRAN), option 1, for help in planning their travel. Serving 11:00 am 10 pm seven days a week. Happy hour daily with a special bar menu and Live music Sunshine Seafood Cafe has a new home... Right next door!8700 Gladiolus Drive. (Winkler and Gladiolus) across the street from Sweet Bay. Reservations accepted. Party rooms for private functions. 239-489-2233.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Jeffrey DeYoe, Senior Pastor 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. email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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, email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.com Affiliated: 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. andcontinued on page 11THE RIVER APRIL 13, 201210
11 THE RIVER APRIL 13, 2012 From page 10Churches/TemplesSaturday morning at 9 a.m. Religious School Sunday morning Web site: www.tjswfl.org Preschool director: JoAnn Goldman email email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.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. Israel Fest ReturnsIsrael Fest, sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Lee and Charlotte counties, is a celebration of Israeli Independence Day through Israeli arts, food and music. In 2012, Israel Fest will be held on Sunday, April 22 from 12:30 to 4 p.m. at the Jewish Federation, 9701 Commerce Center Court in Fort Myers. Israel Fest will be different this year, including a shaded place (with chairs) to sit and enjoy the delicious fresh food prepared by Chef Dalia Hemed and listen to the live musical program featuring Lynn and Joe Goldovitz. The synagogues will have booths with various items to sell and guests may stock up on gifts and jewelry from the vendors or cool off with a Ritas Italian ice. Also, there will be adults and children from Temple Beth El and Temple Judea performing on stage. Lynn and Joe Goldovitz will perform Israeli and Jewish folk music. The Shalom Dancers will perform and also teach Israeli dances to all who would like to join in. The Jewish Federation Young Adult Division will sponsor a craft booth where of kids all ages can make arts and crafts free of charge. Kids will also be able to create a t-shirt with their name in Hebrew for a nominal fee. The popular Archaeology Dig will be back and everyone can learn about Israels history. Womens Philanthropy will be showcasing a 10-foot by 60-foot display depicting Israels history and the history of Jews in Florida. Many local Temples and Jewish organizations will have booths to inform the community about their programs and functions. It will be a day of wholesome fun for the entire family. The entrance fee is $2 for anyone over the age of 12. All proceeds will benefit our local Jewish Family Services. For more information about Israel Fest, visit www.JewishFederationLCC.org. SWFL Christian Academy Teacher Nominated For Golden Halo AwardSusie Kackley, a second grade teacher at Southwest Florida Christian Academy, was nominated to receive the Golden Halo Award for the 2011-12 school year. Mrs. Kackley was nominated by Madison and Mackenzie Thomas, twins who are students in her class. Ten teachers will be honored on April 21 at the annual dinner that will be held at Spanish Wells in Bonita Springs. The Christian Chamber of Southwest Florida recognizes outstanding teachers in Lee, Collier, Charlotte and Hendry counties. The Golden Halo Award is the Christian school equivalent to the Golden Apple Award. Susie Kackley with Madison and Mackenzie Thomas Susie Kackley, right, receives her Golden Halo Award nomination J Je wi sh Federati on o o Lee an d C har lot te C oun tie s Countie s SFCA Senior Excels At StateThomas Sievert, a senior at Southwest Florida Christian Academy, recently received an Excellent rating on a grade 7 piano solo at the Florida Bandmasters Association State Music Performance Assessment. A grade 7 is the most difficult level to receive at the high school level. The event was held on March 30 and 31 at Broward Colleges Central Campus in Davie, Florida. Thomas Sievert Send your editorial copy to:email@example.com
THE RIVER APRIL 13, 201212 CROW Case Of The Week: Bald Eagleby Patricia MolloyThe scene at CROW on April 6 was chaotic. A juvenile bald eagle had just arrived in critical condition. It was found sitting in the parking lot of the Dairy Queen on Sanibel, unable to move because a long string was wrapped around its body. CROW volunteer Paul Paglia immediately picked up the avian and drove him to the clinic. Upon arrival, a shot of Butorphanol tartrate was administered for pain management and the patient was promptly taken to the operating room. Once on the table, the eagle was given the anesthetic gas isophlorin through a small mask and was carefully monitored for respiratory reactions while the sound of his amplified heartbeat filled the room. The surgical team of three supervised by Dr. Heather began the monumental task of removing the material with suture scissors. It became evident that the bird had been incumbered by the unidentified string (possibly a kite line) for some time as it had begun to granulate into its tissue. As the examination continued, more and more constriction injuries were discovered on its legs, wings and body. The operation to remove the string and clean its extensive wounds was long and grueling: one person announced they were running a line and hanging a bag of fluids to keep the bird hydrated; another gave it a shot of septazine (a synthetic antibiotic); Dr. Heather administered meloxicam (similar to aspirin) to relieve pain and swelling while another person repeatedly dodged surgical tubing to change the lice covered towels. The prognosis was not good, said Dr. Heather. Our concern here is the condition of what we call the wing web, which is the muscle that allows these birds to fly and glide. It may look like a minor injury, but its actually the most serious. What happens with severe line entanglements like this is that it scars down and contracts so the birds can no longer fully spread their wings. After hours in surgery, the eagle was taken to the clinics radiology machine for X-ray imaging. Once it was positioned properly, the room was evacuated and a loud warning call of Shooting! could be heard throughout the floor of the clinic. The images clearly showed that the eagle had suffered several bone fractures. External coaptation was ordered to stabilize the fractures with the use of casts and bandages. While Dr. Heather was hopeful that the bones will heal, she was gravely concerned about the patients devitalized skin and compromised blood flow. CROW will continue to treat the young eagle for his broken bones and damaged wing muscles caused by the entanglement. With physical therapy, they hope the bird will regain its ability to fly and glide so that it can be reunited with its sibling and parents on Sanibel. Lets keep our fingers crossed for this young symbol of our great nation. On the operating table, it was discovered that the string had granulated into its tissue Young bald eagle above Dairy Queen Radiograph images showed bone damage caused by the strings entanglement Historic Tour To Pine IslandCaptiva Cruises newest expedition in its Discover Southwest Florida History tours will focus on the fishing cultures in Pine Island Sound, a story of fascinating characters and traditions. The departs from McCarthys Marina on Captiva at 10 a.m. on Fridays and proceeds to Pineland on Pine Island. Along the way, participants will get an up close look at historic fish houses of Pine Island Sound and discuss commercial fishing and the fishing cultures from the indigenous Calusa, to Spanish Cuban Ranchos, to the Punta Gorda Fish Company and to the spectacular Tarpon and sport fishing of today. Guests will be greeted at The Tarpon Lodge and passengers will be oriented to this spectacular location, the family-run business and their tradition of fishing within Pine Island Sound and Charlotte Harbor. Passengers then will relax amidst the old Florida charm of the 1926 Tarpon Lodge, where lunch will be served overlooking the waterfront. After lunch, participants will walk to The Randell Research Center (RRC), located across the street from The Tarpon Lodge. The RRC, a program of the Florida Museum of Natural History, aims to establish and maintain at the internationally significant Pineland archeological and historical site a permanent facility dedicated to learning and teaching the archeology, history and ecology of Southwest Florida. An RRC educator will guide guests on The Calusa Heritage Trail to one of the pre-Columbian mounds of the ancient Calusa while elaborating on this unique fishing culture. Captiva Cruises has established Discover Southwest Florida History cruises to Cabbage Key, Useppa Island, Boca Grande and has recently added cruises to The Edison & Ford Winter Estates on the Caloosahatchee as well as this cruise to Pine Island. For more information and reservations call 472-5300. One of the historic fish houses of Pine Island Sound 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.
13 THE RIVER APRIL 13, 2012 Positioning the eagle on the clinics small radiograph machine. Assisting staff is required to wear protective gear so the bird doesnt fall during X-ray imaging It took a team of four to operate on the large avian, as its injuries were numerous and severe. From left: Lauren White, Gennessa Gjeltema and Aundria WestCROW (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. OUR PATIENTS CANT PAY THEIR BILLS BUT YOU CAN HELP INSURE THE ANIMALS AT CROW CROWDaily 11am presentations about our areas native and migratory wildlife 3883 Sanibel-Captiva Road www.crowclinic.org (239) 472-3644 ext. 228Go to www.crowclinic.orgClick on Help Insure a CROW Patient Tuesday-Saturday 10am 4pm CROW Wildlife Center CROW Wildlife CenterPlease thank our Case of the Week ad sponsor for supporting CROW:thanks
THE RIVER APRIL 13, 201214 Plant SmartFlorida Ruelliaby Gerri ReavesWhether your landscape needs a butterfly attractor, a touch of violet, a low-maintenance groundcover or all of the above Florida ruellia (Ruellia caroliniensis) might be the perfect choice. Virtually year-round, this highly drought-tolerant wildflower produces stalkless blue or violet flowers that appear in clusters of two to four. Funnel-shaped and five-lobed, they measure about two inches across, lasting as little as one morning before dropping. In the wild, Florida ruellia is found in woodlands, often in shade. The leaves are oblong and evergreen, the stems semiwoody and sometimes hairy. The plant provides nectar for a number of butterfly species and is the larval host plant for the native common buckeye butterfly. A moderate grower, it usually reaches six to 18 inches high. Use it as a lowmaintenance groundcover, a walkway border, or even as a hanging plant. Exceptionally adaptable and hardy, it can be planted in full or partial shade, but will thrive even in nutrient-poor soil and full sun. It spreads via suckers and by explosive seed capsules, but isnt invasive. Pest-resistant and highly drought-tolerant as well, it does best in well-drained soil. Given its low tolerance for salt water, wind, and spray, it is not suited for coastal landscapes. Propagate Florida ruellia with seeds or cuttings. A cautionary note: If youre considering the Mexican petunia ( Ruellia tweediana or Ruellia brittoniana) to add a touch of blue to the garden, make the effort to find Florida ruellia instead. The Mexican petunia is listed by the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council as a category 1 exotic pest species. Sources: hort.ufl.edu, fnpschapters.org, regionalconservation.org, and National Audubon Society Field Guide to Florida. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. Native, low-maintenance, and adaptable Florida ruellia a superb ground cover Short-lived flowers appear virtually year-round photos by Gerri Reaves Caring For Your PlantsPool Cage Palmsby Justen DobbsI find a lot of homes in Fort Myers have screened in lanais with trees that have become way overgrown. Maybe this is you? Most landscapers and homebuilders install palms or trees in pool cages not knowing their eventual height. Some of these palms include Christmas palms (Adonidia merrillii), Areca palms (Dypsis lutescens) and Solitaire palms (Ptchosperma elegans). These palms look nice when first planted and while the homebuilder or landscaper has long since been paid and left; years later, the trees begin to grow through the mosquito screen above. In other words, the original landscapers basically didnt care what the palms or trees would grow up to down the line. This can become a costly dilemma for you, the homeowner. So, what can you do? Or what if its too late? Typically, you can have a knowledgeable local landscaper come in and transplant the tree to your yard where it will have a chance to reach its full potential (make sure it is planted in the right amount of sunlight too much full sun and it may burn, too little and it may stretch for light). This knowledgeable landscaper can then plant a new palm tree in its place that does not shed a lot of fronds and has a slower growth rate. You will notice that I used the adjective knowledgeable twice this is because most local landscapers will not be able to make a good recommendation because they usually have a very small number of palm trees at their disposal. Make sure you shop around. You can also plant a new palm tree yourself to save some cost, but if it isnt planted correctly (amended soil, no air pockets around roots, proper watering, etc.) you risk losing it and end up paying more money in the long run for another replacement. I recommend staying with a palm tree because hardwood trees and bushes require trimming and drop dead leaves, which may fall into your pool or decompose on your pool deck causing stains. I recommend the following palm trees because they are bushy, lush, tropical-looking, clumping, dwarf and low maintenance: Lady palm (Rhapis excelsa) Bamboo palm (Chamaedorea seifrizii) Cat palm (Chamaedorea cataractarum) Bottle palm (Hyophorbe lagencaulis) Pigmy date palm (Phoenix roebellinii) male specimen, if possible Ruffled fan palm (Licuala spinosa) Dioon cycad not a palm, but looks similar If your pool-side planters do not have irrigation in place, any of the above palms will still work, but you will have tocontinued on page 16 Ruffled fan palms have an exotic circular leaf and stay fairly short Lady palms produce multiple canes and neat leaves with fingers. Notice the colorful bromeliads underneath
15 THE RIVER APRIL 13, 2012 Dedication Ceremony At Refuge Education Centersubmitted by Kathleen McClanahan-GruhlYou feel good about yourself when you volunteer and give back, said Jim Sprankle at the April 6 dedication ceremony for the touch screen that enhances his duck decoy exhibit. Sprankle donated his decoy collection to the JN Ding Darling Education Center. Sprankle is one of the best known wildfowl wood sculptors in the world. His early age adventures in wildfowl hunting combined with a family background in wood working and taxidermy helped him hone his skill for creating the life-like sculptures. Sprankle was offered many opportunities to donate his collection to some world class exhibits like the Smithsonian Institute but chose to give the collection to the Ding Darling Education Center. The exhibit is titled Folk Art to Fine Art The Evolution of Native American Decoys to Contemporary Decorative Sculptures. Sprankle and his wife Patty moved to Sanibel in 1994 and have been involved with the Ding Darling Wildlife Society since 1995. He was president for five years. Im so honored to have my decoys here on permanent display in the Ding Darling Wildlife Education Center, said Sprankle. Many Sanibel residents have sponsored the 46 decoys in the exhibit, including Chip and Sheryl Lesch and Al and Sally Hanser from The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company. Chip Lesch introduced Sprankle and thanked everyone for attending. He said, The trust company is honored to be a sponsor of the Sprankle duck decoy exhibit. The Ding Darling Society, Jim and Patty Sprankle and the refuge staff have done so much for so many, and this exhibit only enhances the world class reputation of the Ding Darling Refuge. Decoy sponsored by Chip and Sheryl Lesch Chip Lesch of the Sanibel Captiva Trust Company; Jim Sprankle, wildfowl sculptor; and Paul Tritalk, refuge manager Dine Out To Support Wildlife Local restaurants participating in Dining For Wildlife are dishing out proceeds to support the care and rehabilitation of animals at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida Wildlife Clinic. On select dates in April and May, the restaurants will donate half of the proceeds from special Dining For Wildlife certificates to the Conservancy of Southwest Florida Wildlife Clinic. The clinic treats more than 2,400 injured, sick and orphaned animals are treated annually and approximately half of those animals treated are released back into their native habitats. Patrons can choose from fixed-price meals at $40, $60 or $80 per person. The price includes a three course meal, non-alcoholic beverage and sales tax. Alcoholic beverages and gratuity are not included. Dining For Wildlife kicks off on April 22 and runs through May 17. To participate, diners must visit www.conservancy. org/dining where they will choose the time period when they would like to dine, select from participating restaurants and price points, and purchase dining certificates. Once the certificate is purchased online, a copy will be sent via e-mail. The diner must make a reservation at the restaurant accordingly and bring their printed certificate(s) to the restaurant. Additional terms and conditions are available online. For more information or questions, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Dining For Wildlife Hotline at 3252666. Dining For Wildlife participating restaurants include Alexanders of Naples, Barbatella, Bayside Seafood Grill & Bar, Bistro 821, Bleu Provence, Caf Lurcat, Campiello, ChezBoet, Ciao Ristorante, HBs on the Gulf at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club, M Waterfront Grille, Pagellis Rustic Tuscan Grill, Prestons Steakhouse, Ridgway Bar & Grill, Sam Sneads Oak Grill & Tavern at Lely Resort, Sea Salt, Seasons 52, St. George & The Dragon, The Bay House Restaurant, The Dock at Crayton Cove, The Real Macaw Restaurant, The Turtle Club and Vergina Restaurant. CARD OF THANKS The Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education at Florida Gulf Coast University would like to thank all of its island supporters who helped make this year one of the most successful in its history. The center truly appreciates all who offered their ongoing support. The center is especially grateful for the dedicated support it received during its annual Rachel Carson Distinguished Lecture Weekend. With the unexpected challenges that arose from the news of Mary Olivers serious illness, the center is honored to be working with such an understanding and caring community. The center would also like to extend a special thank you to all of those who made contributions in memory of Helen Moe, and to meet the Haffenreffer Challenge. Sincerely, Staff of the Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education. 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
THE RIVER APRIL 13, 201216 Edison & Ford Winter Estates Now Offering Garden And Estates TourThe Edison & Ford Winter Estates is offering a new Garden And Estates Tour to answer the interest of visitors and community members who are interested in practical home gardening and in learning from the expertise from the horticulturalists at Edison Ford as well as the historic garden tips from the original families the Edisons and Fords who used the site very effectively 100 years ago. The new Garden And Estates Tour will be available rain or shine every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. and includes the new organic garden areas, the propagating nursery, Garden Shoppe and, of course, 20 acres of historic gardens and homes on the river. The gardens were recognized with the top award from the National Garden Clubs, Inc. for restoration as well as gardening expertise. The horticulturalists at Edison Ford are also UF Master Gardeners and teachers. The tour will include historic information and advice on planting and care, seed selection, home victory gardens and sustainability and environmental concerns. In the past few years, there has been a 20 percent increase in home gardening with a return to using vegetables, herbs and other edible plants in ornamental landscapes as well as installing family and community gardens to provide consumers with home grown food ready for the table. We notice more and more that our visitors want to know how to grow the same edible foods they see here at home. They are interested in heritage seeds, organic substitutes for fertilizer and insect control, and practical growing tips that are ageless, said Todd Roy, master gardener and Garden Shoppe manager. The Garden Shoppe is stocked with many proven varieties of plants that grow easily. Both Edison and Ford also cultivated an edible landscape at their estates in Fort Myers including citrus, tropical fruits, vegetables and even a truck garden area. Today, many of their larger trees still remain and are still bearing crops while others have been reintroduced throughout the site. Visitors will be introduced to the bananas used as landscape barriers and used as a great food source, dozens of varieties of mangoes both historical and new varieties, as well as a great variety of citrus that characterize the estates. In addition to the historical gardens, the tour will also include useful areas like herb mounds, container and raised bed gardens. Rain barrels, drip systems, worm castings, crab shell soil amendments and unique mulch techniques will be seen throughout the site and many date back to practices of the two inventors and their families. The garden and estates walking tour is about two hours in length and participants can also extend their tour with the audio wand tour of the property (available in English, German, French and Spanish). Registration is not required. Cost of the Garden and Estates Tour is $40 (groups may preregister for special times and fees) and Edison Ford Members are free. The ticket includes the audio wand. The Edison Ford is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For additional information, call 334-7419 or visit www.edisonfordwinterestates.org. Banana plants used as barriers at the Edison pool complex photo by Manfred Behr Lettuce grows in the organic gardens at the Edison Ford Garden Council MeetingGarden enthusiasts throughout Lee County are invited to attend the regular bi-monthly meeting of the Fort Myers-Lee County Garden Council on Friday, May 18. The meeting will be held at the Eco Living Center in Rutenberg Park, 6490 South Pointe Boulevard in Fort Myers. Hospitality begins at 9 a.m., with the meeting starting at 9:30. There is no charge for attending the meeting and parking is free. The speaker will be Susan Moore. Her presentation will be about the Lakes Park Botanical Garden in South Fort Myers. The council meets every other month from September through May. The councils headquarters, made possible by the City of Fort Myers, houses the home of the Berne Davis Gardens and the Mina Edison Botanical Reference Library on the premises. The council office is adjacent to the Edison-Ford Winter Estates on Virginia Avenue. The council will hold its 3rd annual Berne Davis Honorary Award Presentation and Luncheon on Friday, April 27 at the Royal Palm Yacht Club. The program begins at 11:30 a.m. and the cost is $25. Reservations are requested by April 20 and may be made by contacting Carolee Drotos-Swales at 561-1846 or via email at cdrotosswales@ yahoo.com. From page 14Plant Carewater them every two to three days for about two months while they develop a good root system. Or, just plant them in June when our summer rains begin and they will be completely self-sustaining. For low, groundcover plants around the palms, I recommend bromeliads, crotons or cordylines because they are colorful and low-maintenance as well. Dobbs is a landscape architect in south Florida specializing in custom, upscale landscapes. He can be reached at email@example.com. w ww.SeabreezeN u rseries.com ( 239 ) 5 60-1422 Discover the next generation of money-saving plants & trees Landsca pe C onsultation. Visit ou r w ebsite for details. Palms, bromeliads, crotons, buttery bushes, natives & more Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email firstname.lastname@example.org
17 THE RIVER APRIL 13, 2012The Tarpon Are Hereby Capt. Matt MitchellMy personal favorite fish, the tarpon, are really flooding into the sound in huge numbers and will offer anglers the chance to do battle with the ultimate shallow water gamefish for the next few months. If you have never hooked into one of these incredible fish, now is your chance. This week marked my first tarpon trips of the season. After finding lots of fish in the middle sound mid-week, I did not land a tarpon on either trip. On the first outing, we jumped two fish. Then, the very next day, we jumped three more in an hour before conditions got too rough and we had to switch gears and go for redfish. Seeing such large numbers of tarpon in slick calm water the first day was a sight to behold. Tarpon were all over the place, free-jumping, rolling and just milling around. With windy conditions at the end of the week, spotting tarpon was next to impossible so it was back to mangrove fishing and dreaming of tarpon for at least a few more days. After a long winter of light tackle fishing, getting into the spring tarpon mode again is always a great time of year for me. The spring schedule of extra early starts to be the first boat on the fish at sunrise, having an a assortment of cut baits and live baits ready to go the night before and switching out to the big spinning rods required to get the job done are all part of the change of season. After one of the worst tarpon seasons I can remember last year, I really have my fingers crossed that this year things will be back to normal. The huge amounts of threadfins in the sound already is one good sign that the tarpon should hang out for a while. Conditions for sight-fishing tarpon were perfect a few mornings this week. Drifting through and slowly troll-motoring around rolling fish while pitching live baits out in front of them is my favorite way to fish these silver kings. Later in the morning when the fish are not showing as much and the sea breeze begins to kick up, I like to set up on the anchor and add some cut baits to my live bait spread. Tarpon this week ate both live and cut baits. A little cold front passing through dropped the humidity and brought stronger winds that might just slow the tarpon party down a little bit for a few days, but only time will tell. Big mid-day high tides made for the perfect redfish set-up. Action was very consistent, although some days it took more moving around to locate the feeding reds. Both cut baits and live shiners fished under a popping cork caught redfish under the trees and on oyster bars. The mangrove islands in the no-motor zone in Wulfert Keys produced keepersize reds for me every time in there this week. Some days, picking the wind-blown shorelines and working every nook, cranny and point seemed like the only way to find them. Each move would only produce one or two fish. The next day, one mangrove hole would produce a dozen or more reds of all sizes. Guess thats redfish fishing. Shark fishing was also a good bite this week even though we did not get into any sharks over about four feet. Rocky Channel and water in the sevento eight-foot range in the middle sound was loaded with twoto fout-foot blacktips. Cut mullet and ladyfish worked well along with live pinfish under a float. Using the lighter spinning tackle, we had a blast with these hard-fighting sharks. Packs of these little blacktips once they started to feed made for non-stop action, and they even hit live baits right on the surface. Limits of seatrout where still easy to come by without spending too much time out on the shallower flats. Sandy potholes in the twoto four-foot range held trout to 24 inches. Out along the beaches, the Spanish mackerel bite has been going off and there have been some kings in the mix, too.Spring is without a doubt one of the best times to fish our local waters, with a huge variety of fishing opportunities close at hand. 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 e-mail email@example.com. ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. 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Dance Company And Choral Group To PerformDance Alliance, the Alliance for the Arts resident dance company, is celebrating its third season with an ambitious program fusing dance, live music and spoken word. Two performances will be held in the Foulds Theatre at the Alliance for the Arts on Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21 at 8 p.m. The eight-member company is teaming up with Vocal Artistry, a premiere local choral group, to perform excerpts of Karl Jenkins Requiem, a series of thoughtprovoking melodies that blend the concept of a traditional Latin mass with Japanese haiku poems. The company also welcomes guest performer Dr. Jim Brock, a poet and Florida Gulf Coast University professor, whose rhythmic and musical verses serve as the inspiration for Dance Alliance choreographers. Guest choreographer Donna K. Frogge reunites with Dance Alliance for the second time, bringing her interpretation of the Biblical tale of the Tower of Babel to the Alliance stage. Performances on both nights will be followed by a reception. A $10 donation is suggested; seating is general admission. Email email@example.com or call 939-2787 for more information. Alliance for the Arts is at 10091 McGregor Boulevard just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Dance Alliance Group Rehearsal THE RIVER APRIL 13, 201218 Rehearsal Symphony To Present Cirque de la Symphonie!The Gulf Coast Symphony, Southwest Floridas premier community orchestra, offers thrills for all ages when they present Cirque de la Symphonie! on Saturday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. This show features acrobats, dancers, aerial fliers, strongmen and tightrope walkers performing onstage with or above the Gulf Coast Symphony. This performance is not to be missed! said Gulf Coast Symphony music director, Andrew Kurtz. Its such a unique program, unlike anything weve ever done before. Cirque de la Symphonie is a new production created to bring the magic of cirque to the music hall. It is an exciting adaptation of artistic performances widely seen in theaters and arenas everywhere. Artists include the most amazing veterans of exceptional cirque programs throughout the world. Their performances are uniquely adapted to stage accommodations shared by symphonies, and each artists performance is professionally choreographed to classical masterpieces and popular contemporary music in collaboration with the maestro. This concert is sponsored in part by Mayer Family Dental. Cirque de la Symphonie! takes place at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. Single tickets cost $42, $47, $52 and $62 and can be purchased at www.gulfcoastsymphony.org, by calling 481-4849 or at the box office one hour prior to the concert. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Hoop performer Aloysia Gavre Vladimir Tsarkov with rings
19 THE RIVER APRIL 13, 2012Craft Fair On Fort Myers BeachThe Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce announces the Key Estero Boulevard Shops Vendor & Craft Fair. The craft show will be held on Sunday, April 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Key Estero Shops, located at 1661 Estero Boulevard on Fort Myers Beach. Ragady Megaforceband will provide live entertainment from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Cooled by the gentle breezes of the Gulf of Mexico, the Vendor & Craft Show located in the Key Estero Shops parking area will feature local artisans, vendors and crafters from all parts of Florida. Make it a point to browse and view the unique gifts, keepsakes for your home or that one of a kind piece of jewelry to enhance your wardrobe. We held a similar show in February, and it was such a success that we scheduled another which promises to be even better, said Darlene Grossman, event chairperson. The Chamber continuously looks for new ways to promote the businesses in our community. This is just the tip of the iceberg. We would like to expand our craft shows and hold them at various locations in the future. For more information or to reserve a booth space, contact Darlene Grossman at 850-5933 or visit www.fortmyersbeachchamber.org. Shell Museum Participating In Reciprocal Membership ProgramThere are now another 100 reasons why membership in The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum has become more valuable than ever. Along with its recent inclusion into the North American Reciprocal Museums program, the museum announces its participation in the Southeastern Reciprocal Membership (SERM) program. If you join the museum at the $50 level or above, you automatically become a member of SERM, which entitles you to free admission as well as program, lecture, and store discounts and other benefits at nearly 100 museums in 15 states. Some of the participating Florida institutions include Art Center Sarasota, the Orlando Museum of Art and the Tampa Museum of Art. Museums may restrict benefits, so contact the institution prior to your visit for more information. To see a list of participating museums, visit the museum websites Membership page at www.shellmuseum.org. To join The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum and to learn more about the reciprocal membership program, contact John Suau at 395-2233, or email jsuau@shellmuseum. org. Browse through goods from local artists, vendors and crafters from around Florida Touring MatlachaCarina Baur, new team assistant with Engel & Vlkers on Sanibel, and Isabella Rasi, realtor for the firm, visited their customer Leoma Lovegrove and took part in her Matlacha walking tour last Friday. Baur is responsible for marketing the international real estate business. She stayed in Cape Town, South Africa after her A-Levels and received her law degree at the University Regensburg, Germany in 2011. Rasi and Baur were impressed with Lovegroves colorful garden, gallery and the unique home on the waterfront. During the walking tour, they were able to experience Matlacha from its roots as a thriving fishing village to an artists community. Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum members will be eligible to visit nearly 100 museums in 15 states for free Isabella Rasi, artist Leoma Lovegrove and Carina Baur
THE RIVER APRIL 13, 201220 Photos, Carvings Celebrate Earth Day 2012Lee County Commissioner Tammy Hall is supporting local artists by giving them an opportunity to display their artwork in her Fort Myers office. For the next several weeks, four local photographers and one local wood carver, will display their work in the District 4 Office, located at the Old County Courthouse in downtown Fort Myers. The display includes framed artistic photography of nature and wood carvings of area wild life. Photographer Eric Levin, originally from South America, has lived in Bolivia and Trinidad before settling in the United States. I find that when I shoot, my attention is not necessarily on the end result (the final print), but on enjoying the experience of being in nature, said Levin. The end result will take care of itself. A 1978 graduate of the Art Institute of Philadelphia, Allen Tiller launched a career doing magazine illustrations. Soon unable to paint or draw due to multiple sclerosis, Tiller honed his photographic skills. It is my desire to share with the viewer the beauty that I see in the world, and to take them to details that might otherwise be overlooked, he stated. Richard Sherman knew that photography would be a part of his life since his dad gave him a Time-Life magazine on photography and a Minolta SLR camera. I hope you enjoy the photographs and that you find peace and tranquility in the images, said Sherman. Jay Gilliford currently lives and produces his wood carvings at his home in Fort Myers. He has always had a passion for nature, particularly for birds and bird watching. In combination with his interest in wood and wood carving, his passion for birds has led him to become quite skilled in bird carving and to produce the many beautiful projects that are showcased on his wood carving website. www.jaygillifordwoodcarving.com. The work will be on display until May 11. The public is welcome to stop by and view the work and learn more about the artists. Call 533-2226 to confirm office hours for viewing the artwork. The arts are an important part of the cultural and development of our community said Hall. I believe that government can play an important role in public awareness, developing the use of public spaces for display and interaction of art, and for the encouragement and commitment of continued financial support both public and private of all the arts. Commissioner Halls office is on the first floor of the Old County Courthouse, 2120 Main Street in downtown Fort Myers. Carving by Jay Gilliford Sanibel Lighthouse by Eric Levin Photographer Richard Sherman Heliconia by Allen Tiller College Offers Free Concerts At Mann HallFor many years, Edison State College has presented a series of concerts to the general public for free. Its that time again. Its an opportunity to enjoy three nights of outstanding music, said Dr. Thomas Smith, musical director. Talented musicians will perform Broadway show tunes; American concert band music; innovative works for big band and small group jazz; and some of the most memorable compositions ever written for the symphony orchestra. The following shows are free and open to the public: April 17 Edison State College Symphony Orchestra and Edison State College Choir Combined Concert, 7:30 p.m. The Edison State College Symphony, under the direction of Dr. Thomas Smith, will perform some of the best loved orchestral works ever written: The Hebrides Overture ( Fingals Cave) by Felix Mendelssohn, The Pulcinella Suite by Igor Stravinsky, Quiet City by Aaron Copland, featuring student soloists Jayla Gillaspie (English horn), and Tito Alvizuris (trumpet). Also on the program will be Haydns Concerto in C for Cello, featuring student performer Ronnie Wisniewski. Under the direction of Candace Baranowski-Sundby, and accompanied by Mary Griffin-Seal, the Edison State College Choir will be performing works including selections from HMS Pinafore (Gilbert & Sullivan), Showboat (Jerome Kern), South Pacific (Richard Rodgers), and A Chorus Line (Marvin Hamlisch). April 24 Edison State College Jazz Ensemble, directed by Dr. Tom Smith, 7:30 p.m. This 20-piece jazz big band, comprised of some of the finest musicians in Florida, will be swingin the night away as they perform both new and traditional big band jazz. Featured on the program will be works by Gordon Goodwin, Bob Brookmeyer, Duke Ellington, Thelonius Monk and others. April 30 Edison State College Concert Band, directed by Dr. Tom Smith, 7:30 p.m. The bands spring concert will be an eclectic mix of classic band and wind ensemble favorites. Included on the program will be First Suite In Eb (Gustav Holst); Suite of Old American Dances (Robert Russell Bennett); The Cowboys (John Williams); Sammy Nesticos Persuasion featuring alto saxophone soloist Zach Deeter; and The Carnival of Venice (J.B.Arban), featuring trumpet soloist Antonio Castillo. Edison State College in concertWine Trail And Beyond ReturnsThe Downtown Fort Myers Wine Trail and Beyond continues to gain popularity with both locals and visitors, and will return again this Saturday, April. 14 from 7 to 10 p.m. The ever-growing popularity of the River District gets a huge boost on the second Saturday of every month with Wine Trail and Beyond. This event attracts a fantastic group of guests that celebrate the best wine, spirits, beer and seminars, top local restaurant paired lunches and dinners, food tastings, chef demos and live music, with local galleries and retailers. Enthusiastic participants enjoy live entertainment throughout the event at the Patio De Leon. This months live music will feature Renee Hose on the Patio from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Pre-register and pick up your tickets starting at 6 p.m. on the day of the event or buy online before the crowds arrive. Go to www.WineTrailand Beyond.com or on Facebook.com/ FortMyersWineTrail. Call 265-1948 or 561-289-3426 for more information. Send your editorial copy to:email@example.com
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THE RIVER APRIL 13, 201222 First Accounts From The Titanicby Max FriedersdorfOne hundred years ago near midnight on Sunday, April 14, 1912, the worlds largest passenger liner was plowing through the North Atlantic at top speed despite receiving six wireless warnings of dangerous pack ice and icebergs in the vicinity. The Titanic was on its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York with 2,200 passengers and crew aboard, including some of the wealthiest people on earth, as well as hundreds of steerage class immigrants hoping for a better life in America. The huge ship was nearly the length of three football fields and required 37 seconds to elapse before the rudder could effect a change of course. This was not nearly enough time when a huge berg was spotted dead ahead. Moving at 25 mph, the 45,000-ton Titanic (irresistible force) struck the mammoth berg (immovable object) a glancing blow that sliced a 100-yard gash in the ships side below the water line. Promoted as unsinkable, most passengers and crew did not take the collision seriously at first, despite the stopped engines and listing. But within minutes, the captain, architect and owner knew the ship was doomed as sea water was flooding the baggage and mail rooms, the squash court and more ominously the boiler and engine areas. Within half an hour, desperate wireless signals were piercing the air waves calling for assistance and the first lifeboats were being lowered. Most passengers still had faith in the Titanic staying afloat and preferred remaining on board to being lowered 80 feet into a lifeboat in the middle of the Atlantic, 1,000 miles east of Boston. The ship was carrying 20 lifeboats, enough room for about one-third of the souls on board the Titanic. As the minutes ticked away and it became obvious the ship was going down, officers allowed only women and children in the lifeboats while husbands, fathers, sons and brothers were refused seats. It was now life or death to get a seat and the captain told the two wireless operators to try and save themselves while choosing himself to go down with the ship. (The architect also perished; the owner survived in a lifeboat.) When the Titanic finally foundered at 2:20 a.m., 1,514 passengers and crew were thrown into the icy 28 degree ocean and either drowned or froze to death. The 703 lifeboat survivors rowed and drifted until 4 a.m. when they were rescued by the arrival of the Carpathian, a smaller passenger liner that had picked up the distress call and raced 58 miles to the stricken vessel. The 100th anniversary of the historic maritime tragedy has prompted the publication of many new books about an event that still holds great interest and fascination. Every facet of human nature is on magnified display. There is hubris, arrogance, selfishness, cowardice; but also heroism, sacrifice, bravery and love. I highly recommend two new books on the Titanic saga. Titanic First Accounts is a compilation of eyewitness accounts by the surviving passengers and crew who were interviewed shortly after their rescue or testified before hearings in New York and London. The book also contains excerpts from memoirs of passengers who survived that incredible night. After arriving at the scene where the Titanic went down, Captain A.H. Rostron of the Carpathian recalled, I also saw icebergs all around me. There were about 20 icebergs that would be anywhere from about 150 to 200 feet high, and numerous smaller bergs; also numerous ones we call growlers anywhere from 10 to 12 feet high and 10 to 15 feet long, above the water. Another strong recommendation is Titanic Tragedy, A New Look At The Lost Liner by John Maxtone-Graham, a maritime historian. This book, available at the Sanibel Public Library, offers a contemporary assessment of the century-old tragedy. The author interviewed many of the survivors over the years, including Violet Jessop, a young Irish girl serving as a stewardess on the Titanic. Violet was given a seat on one of the last lifeboats. A young mother tossed down an infant that Violet caught and kept tightly embraced in her arms throughout the night until hauled aboard the Carpathian. Maxtone-Graham also provides a clear, but unforgiving explanation for the failure of the nearby merchant ship Californian to come to the rescue despite being within sight of the frantic distress signals and rockets from the sinking Titanic. Titanic First Accounts by Tim Maltin. Penguin Books, 2012, paperback, 375 pages, $16. Titanic Tragedy, A New Look At The Lost Liner by John MaxtoneGraham. W.W. Norton & Company, 2011, hard-back, 235 pages, $24.95. Writer Lee Bennett Hopkins To Speak At Edison College Namesake of Edison State Colleges Lee Bennett Hopkins Writing Institute, Lee Bennett Hopkins, will take part in the 50th Anniversary Distinguished Speakers Series 2012. A reception will take place on April 19 at 5:30 p.m. followed by the presentation at 6 p.m. Light hors doeuvres and wine will be served for this third (and final) event Hopkins will speak on Celebrity Encounters In Writing. For more information, visit www.edison. edu/foundation. Hopkins is one of the nations most soughtafter speakers on the subject of childrens literature. He has written and edited numerous awardwinning books for children and young adults, as well as professional texts and curriculum materials. He has taught elementary school and served as a consultant to school systems throughout the country. Hopkins graduated from Kean University, Bank Street College of Educa-tion, and holds a Professional Diploma in Educational Supervision and Administration from Hunter College. In 1980 he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Kean University. In 1989 he received the University of Southern Missis-sippi Medallion for outstanding contributions to the field of childrens literature in recognition of his work; 2009 brought him the National Council of Teachers of English Excellence in Poetry for Children, recognizing his aggregate body of work. In 2010 he received the Florida Libraries Lifetime Achievement Award. At the heart of all his writing is the dedication to bringing children and books together. You must teach children to love books, he insists. We spend too much time teaching children to read and not enough time teaching them to love to read. To encourage the recognition of poetry, he has established two major awards: the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award, presented annually by Penn State University for a single volume of poetry, and the Lee Bennett Hopkins/International Reading Association Promising Poet Award, presented every three years by IRA. Events are free but registration is required. Seating is limited. To reserve a place, contact Danessa Stevens at 489-9210. Lee Bennett Hopkins East Of The Sun: A Memoirby Noha Shaath IsmailA coming-of-age tale, family saga and nostalgic view of the fifties and sixties, Noha Shaath Ismails memoirs describe her formative years in Alexandria, Egypt, and the personal journey that led her to the United States in 1970. International in scope and universal in outlook, her story is set against the backdrop of political and social upheaval. She writes about the loss of her homeland in Palestine, Nassers Egypt and the tumultuous 1960s in Philadelphia with insightful reminiscences about her family and her rapidly changing world. Read about Ismails Palestinian father, Lebanese mother, Egyptian husband, and American sons, and be touched by a complex multitude of emotions tenderness, pride, love, sadness and yearning. Here is an immigrants tale with stories about family, Muslim traditions, courting habits and a way of life that has since disappeared. Here are also recollections of a world traveler spurred by View-Master images her father shared with her after overseas trips, who like Sindbad, longed for a taste of adventure and the freedom to begin her own journey of discovery. Not least, here is the world view of a strong-minded woman of the world, whose home is Palestine, Egypt, Minnesota, Florida... everywhere, and whose personal story about loss, grace and memory can inform our own. This warm book is a gift not just to the authors grandchildren as intended, but to all who care about family, history and justice, and who believe in fostering possibility and creativity in a world beset by violence. Noha Shaath Ismail was born in Palestine in 1942 and spent her childhood and formative years in Alexandria, Egypt. She attended British schools in Alexandria, and graduated from the University of Alexandria with a degree in English Literature. She came to the United States for graduate studies in 1963 where she earned a Masters degree in Library Science from Drexel University in Philadelphia. Ms. Ismail immigrated to the U.S. with her husband and two young children in 1970, and spent her entire career with the Hennepin County Library System in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is currently retired and lives with her husband in Fort Myers. East Of The Sun: A Memoir is published by Author House in October 2011 and available from on-line retailers BarnesandNoble.com or Amazon.com. Also available in E-book format for the Nook and Kindle as well as for the iPad through iTunes.
23 THE RIVER APRIL 13, 2012 Curry Spiced Mackerel with Oven Roasted Carrots 4 to 6 seven-ounce mackerel fillets 1/4 cup plain yogurt 1 teaspoon curry powder Kosher salt, to taste Fresh ground pepper, to taste 1 pound carrots, peeled and sliced into sticks 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced 1 red bell pepper, sliced 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a bowl, mix carrots, peppers, garlic and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Place carrot mixture on a sheet pan and place in the oven. Cook for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown and crisp tender. Evenly coat mackerel fillets with yogurt and season with curry powder. Lightly season with salt and pepper. Preheat a medium sized saut pan over medium high heat. Place coated and seasoned fillets in pan with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Cook fillets until golden brown and cooked throughout. Serve fillets over oven roasted carrots. Yields four to six servings Look for Fresh from Florida ingredients at your grocery store. Curry Spiced Mackerel with Oven Roasted Carrots From page 1Body Glove CaluSUP RacesAll others should contact Southwest Floridas SUP Club via e-mail at info@swflsupclub. org or by calling 404-7453. Complete details can be found online at www.swflsupclub. org. Paddling trail maps and information are available at www.calusablueway.com. For more information on Body Glove athletes and products, go to www.bodyglove. com, and for daily updates visit www.facebook.com/bodyglove. Paddleboards lined up along the shoreline Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org Read us online at IslandSunNews.com 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 www.southseasresortlandsend1637.com East End Retail CenterNewly renovated retail center with high visibility on Periwinkle toward Lighthouse beach. $1,399,000
THE RIVER APRIL 13, 201224 Blind Blast From The Woods Adds To Masters Loreby Ed FrankThere have been many great moments in the history of golf and the improbable snap hook by Bubba Watson from deep in the woods that landed just 10 feet from the pin to cement his Masters victory last Sunday could be one of them. Lets recall some of those glorious moments by golfing legends and then you decide whether Watsons gap wedge blast off the pine straw that hooked some 40 yards onto the second playoff green deserves a high ranking in golf history. Here are my four top moments in golf: At 46 years old, Jack Nicklaus won the 1986 Masters for his sixth Masters title. He had entered the tournament 160th on the years money list and hadnt won a Major in his last 20 starts. The 1986 victory was his 18th Major triumph, a record that remains. In 1997, Tiger Woods, just 21 years old and playing in his first Major as a pro, won by a whopping 12 strokes 18 under par. In just his 15th tournament as a pro, he became the youngest to win the famed event. Arnold Palmer was seven shots back starting the final round of the 1960 U.S. Open at Cherry Hills. But he blasted to a 65 in those last 18 holes to defeat a young Jack Nicklaus (20 years old) by two strokes. Six birdies on the first seven holes set up his historic win. Finally, the Duel in the Sun by Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus in the 1977 British Open is my No. 4 ranking. In that clash, these two Hall of Famers battled head-to-head that warm day at Turnberry, coming to the 16th hole dead even. A birdie on 17 gave Watson a one-stroke lead but the drama was just beginning. Watson stuck a seven-iron two feet from the 18th pin on his second shot and Nicklaus slashed an eight-iron from deep in the rough onto the green and proceeded to hole a 35-foot birdie putt. But Watson tapped in his two-footer for victory. The dueling sportsmen left the green arm-in-arm. Obviously, any historic ranking is open to argument and time will tell whether Bubba Watsons playoff championship last Sunday will rank high in the record books. But what a victory it was! Just as Nicklaus showed great sportsmanship in his 1977 British Open loss, the same is true for this years Masters runner-up, Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa. He (Watson) hit an unbelievable shot there. Hats off to him; he deserves it, he said. Oosthuizen made history himself last Sunday when he recorded an eagle two on the second hole, only the fourth eagle in Masters history and the first on that hole. The Masters is revered by many as the tournament on the golfing circuit. Last Sundays near-unbelievable win by the lefty Watson sure wont diminish that reputation. Florida Tarpons Remain Undefeated in Indoor Football League Four victories in four games thats the record of the new Florida Tarpons of the Ultimate Indoor Football League. The Tarpons destroyed the Rome Rampage 60-7 last weekend at Germain Arena before 4,174 fans. The victory was the homecoming of quarterback Chris Wallace who played eight seasons for the old Florida Firecats of the nowdefunct arenafootball2. In his first game under center for the Tarpons, Wallace completed 17 of 31 passes for 307 yards and eight touchdowns. The Tarpons travel to Lakeland Saturday to oppose the Lakeland Raiders. Miracle go 0-3 in Season Start Losing their first three games of the new season wasnt what Manager Jake Mauer envisioned as he began his third year directing the fortunes of the Fort Myers Class A baseball team. The Miracle was swept 8-6, 6-2, and 4-3 in 10 innings by the Charlotte Stone Crabs to start the 2012 season. Fort Myers is home at Hammond Stadium for only one game this week, Saturday, against Brevard. The first pitch is 6:05 p.m. Florida Everblades Sweep Greenville in first round of Kelly Cup Playoffs At press time, the Florida Everblades hockey team was awaiting the winner of the Elmira-Reading series to learn who they will oppose in the second round of the playoffs. The Everblades swept Greenville in the three-game first series winning 5-2, 4-2 and 3-2. The first two victories were on home ice and the finale at Greenville. Bubba Watson Shell Point Offers Summer Golf MembershipsThe Shell Point Golf Club will offer a special summer membership rate to golfers interested in joining the golf club from May 15 through October 15. One of the reasons that many people come to Southwest Florida, outside of the beaches, is for the golf, said Michael Raber, Head Golf Professional for Shell Point Golf Club. At Shell Point, we have a championship golf course with very competitive rates that is open to the public year round. We also have a full practice area with a driving range, short game area, and putting green. Here at Shell Point, we believe that every day is a great day for golf. Summer membership privileges include reciprocal privileges, 21 days advance tee times (online), 10 percent off merchandise (soft goods), league participation, charge accounts, reduced cart fees, club championship participation. Additionally, for golfers interested in a longer membership, Shell Point Golf Club is offering a pro-rated package for full memberships at a cost of $550 to become a member from May 1 through December 31. Full membership golfers receive all the same privileges as the summer membership package as well as GHIN handicap, bag storage and unlimited range access. The full membership also receives a 20 percent discount on merchandise, and full membership golfers are allowed to reserve tee times 30 days in advance online. The cost of the summer membership is only $150, and interested golfers should call 433-9790 to sign up. Spectacular views abound at the Shell Point Golf Club Shell Point offers a championship golf course only minutes from Sanibel TANTALIZING STARTERS DAZZLING ENTREES SCRUMPTIOUS DESSERTSHAPPY HOUR HAPPY HOUR : : 1/2 Price on all liquor, beer and wine by the glass Plus NEW Bar Menu $4.99 appetizers (bar only)12984 S. Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers 239.433.4449 239.433.4449 TRY OUR EVERYDAY EARLY BIRD 2 ENTREES FOR $20.00 4pm-5:30pmWith the purchase of two beverages (enjoy Happy Hour with this offer) not valid on holidays. DINNER DINNER DAILY DAILY bb bb Food Atmosphere Service 1/2 10/7/11
25 THE RIVER APRIL 13, 2012 St. Andrews Society Establishes FGCU Study Abroad Scholarship FundThe St. Andrews Society of Southwest Florida, Inc., headquartered in Naples, has created a study abroad scholarship fund at Florida Gulf Coast University, to further develop the Societys scholarship efforts that support students studying in Scotland. The St. Andrews Society of Southwest Florida Scholarship at FGCU has become the organizations highest priority community program and has the interest of its members. The group hosted a fundraising event on March 23 in support of this scholarship. Since 2009, the Societys support has enabled FGCU to award significant scholarships to three students to study in Scotland and learn firsthand about the country and develop an appreciation for its history, people and culture. Our relationship with FGCU has been invaluable in two respects: identification of qualified students, and management of our funds, said scholarship chairman William Paterson. We have been very impressed with the professionalism of our FGCU contacts. The scholarship application and selection process is coordinated by FGCU International Services. The generosity of the St. Andrews Society has been significant in making study experiences in Scotland financially possible for students, immersing them into the culture, history, customs and contemporary experiences of the Scottish people, said Elaine Hozdik, director of FGCU International Services. We encourage our students to incorporate academic programs abroad as an educational component of completing their degrees at FGCU. This expands their professional knowledge and world views. It opens up global relationships, strengthens their career options, and will make them better students and better citizens. The St. Andrews Society scholarship has put Scotland on the destination list of our students who may not have considered studying in this academically, historically and culturally rich destination. To make contributions to the fund or for more information, contact Judie Cassidy, senior director of advancement, at 590-1058. David Wallace, St. Andrews Society President; Carol Stuart, St. Andrews Society Treasurer; Wilson G. Bradshaw, FGCU President; and William G. Paterson, St. Andrews Society Scholarship Committee Chairman Kiwanis To Sponsor Learning For Life Recognition DinnerThe Cape Coral Kiwanis Club has announced it will sponsor the Learning for Life eighth annual recognition dinner at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theater in Fort Myers on Monday, May 7 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The dinner will honor six outstanding educators for implementing the Learning for Life character education program. These educators were selected from the 42 schools that Learning for Life services. Recognition dinner tickets are available until April 20 for $25 per person. The event, which is also sponsored by Bee Authentic, Inc, will be hosted by NBC-2 news anchor Clay Miller, and will showcase students demonstrating character through the arts and testimonials. Learning for Life is currently seeking table sponsors and silent auction donations to help ensure the evening is a success. For more event information and tickets, e-mail Tina Pegler at email@example.com or call 936-9072. School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My preschool daughter lied to her teachers twice last week. We discussed this with her and told her that lying is wrong, but I am concerned that there is something wrong. Her teachers said that lying at this age is generally not a problem. Is this true? Justin R., Cape Coral Dear Justin, All children lie at sometime or another. It is important to examine the behavior and see if the root cause can be determined. Lying, particularly with younger children, is often not serious but there is a range of issues that lying may represent. In your case with a young child, her teacher is probably correct since lying at the preschool age is very common and does not typically represent abnormal behavior. Young preschool aged children often make up stories and tell tall tales. This is normal activity because they enjoy hearing stories and making up stories for fun. These young children may blur the distinction between reality and fantasy. This type of lying is probably not a serious problem and children typically out grow this behavior. Sometimes as children get older, they may tell a lie to be self-serving for example, to avoid doing a chore or to deny responsibility for their behavior. Parents should respond to these isolated instances of lying by talking with the youngster about the importance of truthfulness, honesty and trust. Older children and teenagers may also lie to avoid hurting anothers feelings, to protect their privacy or to help them feel psychologically separate and independent from their parents, as the American Academy of Adolescent Psychiatry has reported. Lying can become a bad habit if it goes unchecked. It can also indicate malicious behavior or emotional problems. Children may lie to get attention from peers or adults, to deal with daily demands or to cover up a serious problem such as substance abuse. If you find that your child has lied to you, you should take that opportunity to talk about their behavior. Parents are the most important role models for children and honesty is learned at home. The importance of honesty at home and in their community should be discussed, as should alternatives to lying. In other words, giving your child different ways to cope and meet their needs without lying. Of course with the younger children, it is also important to review the difference between make believe and reality. If as a parent you do see a maladaptive pattern of lying with your child that is serious and repetitive, it may be time to seek professional help. An evaluation by a professional child/adolescent counselor could help both the child and parent understand and remediate this behavior. Ms. Greggs is adjunct faculty at Edison State College where she teaches psychology and education courses. She is also Nationally Certified School Psychologist and consultant for School Consultation Services, a private educational consulting company. Questions for publication may be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Not all questions submitted can be addressed through this publication. VCB Hosts Tourism Ambassador Appreciation FeastThe Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau (VCB) recently honored its 111 volunteers at the 22nd Annual Tourism Ambassador Appreciation Feast at Harborside Event Center in downtown Fort Myers. This years theme was Our Knights and Ladies in Shining Armor. The annual luncheon is a celebration of the Visitor Services volunteer program, which started with one staff person and 24 volunteers on October 1, 1990 in two welcome booths at the Southwest Florida Regional Airport on Chamberlin Parkway. Two of the original volunteers are still with the program Maureen Charlebois and Rosie Kershaw. Since 1990, the volunteers have donated 289,276 hours of service, saving Lee County more than $4.7 million in wages. Volunteers have taken nearly 200 familiarization trips to hotels and attractions to better assist visitors with their questions about the area, and have helped with dozens of special projects, conferences, meetings, consumer shows, sports and community events, festivals, as well as work at state welcome centers since the program began. Our thanks to the hundreds of volunteers who have aided our visitors over the past 20 plus years, serving as the welcome face of our community, said Tamara Pigott, VCB executive director. These ambassadors are one of the best assets of the Southwest Florida tourism community. The program has grown over time, serving a few thousand Lee County visitors the first year to more than 260,000 last year. The program has assisted close to 1.9 million since 2004. Our dedicated volunteers have always stepped up to the occasion whenever and wherever they were needed, said Judi Durant, VCB Visitor Services director. We are very fortunate to have great people who are willing to give back to the community by welcoming our guests. For information on joining the Visitors Services volunteer program, call 5904855.
THE RIVER APRIL 13, 201226 Development CityYear BuiltSquare FootageListing PriceSelling PriceDays on Market Bonita BeachBonita Springs1959 2,127 1,650,0001,650,000 29 Palmira Bonita Springs2005 3,100 899,900843,000 71Shadow Wood At The BrooksBonita Springs2001 2,688 754,900725,000 60 Savona Cape Coral2007 2,670 650,000645,000 250 Lexington Country ClubFort Myers1997 2,359 639,000565,000 77 Pelican LandingBonita Springs1995 2,566 539,900539,900 33 Bonita BayBonita Springs1993 2,658 599,000537,200 344 Bonita BayBonita Springs1993 2,658 599,000537,200 401 Bonita BayBonita Springs1989 2,122 549,000512,000 66 Riverside Fort Myers1996 4,302 535,000510,000 8Courtesy of Royal Shell Real EstateTop 10 Real Estate Sales Condo and HOAAge 55 And Over CommunitiesBy Richard D. DeBoest II, Attorney at LawA community that qualifies as a 55 and over community has the right to restrict children from residing in the community without potential liability for a discrimination claim under the federal fair housing law and similar state statutes. Below is an explanation of the law and what a community needs to do to quality as a and over community. As it currently reads, the Fair Housing Act precludes discrimination in the sales or rental of housing, as well as in the terms, conditions and facilities connected with housing, on the basis of race, color, sex, handicap, familial status and national origin. Under the Fair Housing Act, familial status is really just a description of any family with children. Communities that meet the requirements of amendments to the Fair Housing Act that were adopted in 1995, known as the Housing for Older Persons Act (HOPA), are exempt from the prohibition against discrimination against families with children. Originally, only communities that provided significant facilities and services for seniors could quality under HOPA, but that is no longer the law. Currently, there are three requirements: First, the community must establish that 80 percent of the occupied dwellings are occupied by at least one person who is at least 55 years of age. This is established by taking a census, and obtaining reliable documentation of age. Second, the community must publish and adhere to policies and procedures that demonstrate the intent to operate as a 55 and older community. Some examples are including age restrictions in the original governing documents, posting signs stating that the community is And Over, and putting that information on stationary and other means of communications to the public and prospective buyers and renters. The third requirement is complying with the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulations regarding verification and surveys. Failure to provide full compliance with the federal regulations and state statutes exposes the community to a potentially large liability in a discrimination lawsuit. It is important for the community to review its original census and supporting documentation, and its plans for ongoing verification of occupancy status and record keeping, with its attorney. This information is general and is not intended as specific legal advice applicable to your association. DeBoest recently co-authored a chapter in Florida Condominium and Community Association Law published by The Florida Bar and he regularly speaks and writes on community association law topics. He can be contacted at inquiry@ condoandhoalawgroup.com. Email your editorial copy to: email@example.com African Network Establishes Scholarship Fund At FGCUThe African Network of Southwest Florida, Inc. (ANSWFL) has established a scholarship fund at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) to financially assist students of African descent in their educational journey at the university for the benefit of African people. The African Network of Southwest Florida Scholarship Endowment will be used to award scholarships to students who have demonstrated excellent pre-college academic credentials, are degree-seeking undergraduate students, and have completed the universitys applications, describing any family hardship and how the degrees discipline will benefit the people of Africa. The African Network of Southwest Florida, Inc. was formed in March 2004 to promote Africas rich heritage and diverse culture to empower future generations of Africans in Diaspora. Its mission is to enhance the quality of life for the men, women and children of African descent by promoting literacy, raising awareness of African culture and diversity past, present and future. FGCUs International Services was instrumental in guiding the ANSWFLs development of this relationship with FGCU. Members of the ANSWFL felt welcomed at FGCU, and establishing a scholarship here is a way of expanding their relationship with the university, advancing their community presence and supporting future generations of Africans, said Elaine Hozdik, director of international services. To make contributions to the fund or for more information, contact Judie Cassidy, senior director of advancement, at 590-1058. Eze Wokocha, president of ANSWFL; Wilson G. Bradshaw, FGCU president; Peter Ndiangui, chair, education committtee for ANSWFL
27 THE RIVER APRIL 13, 2012 Financial FocusTime Assists With Tax-Advantaged Investmentsby Jennifer BaseyIf youre relatively young and youve been investing only a few years, you possess an asset that is invaluable and cannot be replaced: time. And the more time you spend contributing to taxadvantaged investments, the better off you may be. As an investor, time is your ally for two reasons. First, the more time you give to your growth-oriented investments, the greater their growth potential. And second, the effects of market volatility have tended to decrease over time, though as you no doubt have heard, past performance is not a guarantee of future results.Clearly, it pays to put time on your side. And when youre investing in taxadvantaged vehicles, time becomes an even more critical component of investment success, especially when you are young and have several decades ahead of you before you retire. Suppose, for example, that you put $200 per month into an investment on which you paid taxes every year. If you earned a hypothetical 7 percent return on this investment, youd end up with about $324,000 after 40 years. But if you put that same $200 per month into a taxdeferred investment, such as a traditional Individual Retirement Account (IRA), and you earned that same 7 percent return, youd wind up with about $513,000 after 40 years. Of course, once you starting taking withdrawals, presumably when youre retired, youll have to pay taxes on your earnings, so your after-tax accumulation would be about $385,000, assuming you took your IRA in a lump sum (which most people dont) and also assuming you were in the 25 percent tax bracket. However, by the time you retire, you may be in a lower bracket. Plus, you have some control over how much you withdraw each year, so you may be able to affect the taxes youll pay. Furthermore, depending on your income level, your contributions to a traditional IRA may be tax-deductible in the years in which you make the contributions. (Keep in mind that this hypothetical example is for illustrative purposes only and does not represent a specific investment or investment strategy.) While tax deferral is obviously a nice feature for an investment, tax-free may be even better. If you meet the income requirements, you might want to consider investing in a Roth IRA, which provides tax-free earnings withdrawals, provided youve held your account for at least five years and you dont start taking withdrawals until youre at least age 59 and a half. This means that, in the above example, youd have accumulated that same $513,000 but you wont have to pay taxes on your withdrawals. Generally speaking, the Roth IRA may make more financial sense for those who are eligible, but if you think youll be in a lower tax bracket when you retire, and your income level permits you to deduct some of your contributions, you may want to consider a traditional IRA. Consult with your tax advisor for guidance on the most appropriate approach for your situation. When it comes to building resources for retirement, its almost impossible to save and invest too much. So take full advantage of both time and taxadvantaged investments. By putting these investments to work for you, and by keeping them at work, youll be putting time on your side as you work toward your financial goals. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Brettholtz Appointed To Board Of SWFL Museum Of History FoundationSteve Brettholtz, president and shareholder of Myers, Brettholtz & Company, PA, Certified Public Accountants & Business Consultants, has been appointed as treasurer of the board of directors of the Southwest Florida Museum of History Foundation. Brettholtzs years of accounting experience include numerous assignments in all phases of common interest realty association development and administration, nonprofit organizations and various business entities. Brettholtz is a past chair of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants Common Interest Realty Association committee and currently serves on FICPAs Steering Committee/Resource Council for the Common Interest Realty Associations Section. He is a member of ARDA and serves on their Federal Issues and Resort Management committees and is a past national trustee for Community Associations Institute. In addition, Brettholtz has authored numerous articles regarding community association operations and was a contributing author to the Guide To Homeowners Associations and Other Common Interest Realty Associations. He is a frequent lecturer for both local and national organizations and is recognized as an accredited provider of continuing education courses for the State of Florida Licensed Community Association Managers. The Southwest Florida Museum of History is dedicated to the collection, preservation and interpretation of history and traditions, with particular emphasis on Fort Myers and Southwest Florida. Located at 2031 Jackson Street in historic downtown Fort Myers, the museum is housed in the former Atlantic Coastline Railroad depot. The facility houses an extensive artifacts collection detailing early civilization, the fort, first settlers, cattlemen, turn of the century, military and agriculture, and the boating and fishing industries in Fort Myers. Our firm is dedicated to Southwest Florida and this has been our corporate home for over 30 years, said Brettholtz. I have enjoyed visiting the museum for a number of years and am honored to be a member of their board. Myers, Brettholtz & Company, PA is the outgrowth of a regional CPA firm first established in Miami in 1953 and the Fort Myers branch opened in 1979. For more information, visit www.mbcopa.com or call 939-5775. Steve Brettholtz Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email email@example.com
THE RIVER APRIL 13, 201228 Quality Life Center Fundraiser GalaOver 250 people filled the Cohen Center at Florida Gulf Coast University to celebrate Quality Life Centers 21 years of service to the community at its I am the Q fundraiser gala luncheon on March 27. Community leaders came together to honor three of its key partners in bringing awareness, assistance, and services to the Dunbar community: FGCU President Wilson Bradshaw, Lee Memorial Health System President Jim Nathan, and The News-Press Media Group Publisher Mei-Mei Chan. Co-chairs Cia Sherman and Marie Accord, together with title sponsor Ted Sottong, president of Studio+ Architecture, reported that the event was the most successful fundraiser in the history of Quality Life Center and that it raised over $45,000 to benefit children and families. Gold sponsors were Florida Gulf Coast University, Lee County Sheriffs Department, and The News-Press Media Group. Other major sponsors included We Cant Have That Foundation, Childrens Network, Lee Memorial Health System, FineMark National Bank & Trust, Scott Fischer Enterprises, Hodges University, Lee Pitts Live, Entech, Carrabbas Italian Grill and Christine Rahmings. We were thrilled with the results and the opportunity to come together with all of our community partners who passionately support our mission, said Quality Life Centers executive director, AbdulHaq Muhammed. We deeply appreciate all of our sponsors and dedicated volunteers for their commitment to this labor of love to help us continue to move forward. Founded by AbdulHaq Muhammed, Quality Life Center has been providing services through private donations and grant funding for over 21 years in education, youth enrichment, personal and community development, and social services for at-risk youth and families in the Dunbar area of Fort Myers. Services include hot meals and afterschool and youth programs such as tutoring and help with homework, martial arts, dance, media arts, sports, and music enrichment for children aged four to 18. Other programs help adults prepare for and seek jobs, while summer camps serve more than 300 children. Quality Life Center is located at 3210 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Fort Myers. For more information, visit http://www.qualitylifecenter.org or call 3332100. From left, Wilson Bradshaw, Mei-Mei Chan, Jim Nathan, AbdulHaq Muhammed, and Martin Haas 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, This past Christmas, we decided to give our daughter and our daughter-inlaw money for their Christmas presents. We seemed to be unable to choose the right size or color for gifts in the past, so we thought it a very good idea to give money. A month later, to our horror, we found they spent our hard-earned cash for manicures and pedicures. We think that this is disgusting and a total waste, when the money could have been spent in a far better way. What is your opinion? Harry and Mary Dear Harry and Mary, Professionally done manicures and pedicures now seem to be a necessity for many of the boomer generation, and even for some of their 10-year-old-daughters. These procedures do not come cheap and I am amazed to see how many women and young girls line up outside these special salons waiting to get in on a Saturday. That being said, when you give a gift of money it belongs to the recipients and rarely comes with a manual of special instructions as to how the money is to be spent. You may not approve of their choice, but this is just a perfect example of the many differences between the generations Lizzie Dear Harry and Mary, I am sorry you feel the money gift you gave is being squandered. However, how the gift is spent is not about you, it is about the receiver your daughter and what she wants to do with the money. Manicures and pedicures fall into the same category as day spas, massages, facials and eyebrow plucking. All of these services pamper and make one feel special. I believe that it is a great gift to give any loved one. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Airport Concessionaire Helps Food BankOn Wednesday, April 18, MBA Airport Transportation is giving back to the community and will donate $5 of each fare to the Harry Chapin Food Bank through its Drive Hunger out of Southwest Florida promotion. MBA Airport Transportation, LLC is the taxi concessionaire for the Southwest Florida International Airport. MBA Airport Transportation, LLC is a DBE joint venture whose partner members are John J. Poelker, Jr., Mary Poelker, and Judith Griffin. Poelker was a personal friend of Harry Chapin and is also a co-founder of the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida, serving as the president of the board of directors from 1989 through 1995. MBA believes that by bringing awareness to visitors and residents alike hopefully it can be part of the larger cooperative effort to overcome hunger in Southwest Florida. Harry Chapin was quoted as saying, To know is to care; to care is to act; to act is to make a difference. Signs at Southwest Florida Airport will direct you to the taxi booth, where passengers are greeted by professionally attired staff and receive a complimentary newspaper and bottle of water. For more information contact Michelle Byrne at 482-2777. Restaurants Pass On Savings, Assist Childrens CharityThe Kiwanis Club of Fort Myers Gateway to the Islands has recruited 56 restaurants in Lee County to offer BOGO (buy one, get one) dining discounts that are on sale now for twenty dollars. Discounts are valid off-season from April 15 through November 15, with all the profits from the book going to help local children and the local community. A few of the restaurants featured in the Delicious Dining Discounts book include La Fontanella, Molinos, Azucar, Paradise Pizza, Ballorney, Brattas, Il Pomodoro, Sunshine Grille, Charleys Boat House Grill, Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grill, Nauti Turtle, Nervous Nellies, Parrot Key, Biancas and Firehouse Sports Grill. So many restaurants are very community minded and their participation in the dining book expresses that caring to patrons who might not otherwise know, said Terry Luster, chairman of the Gateway to the Islands Kiwanis Club project. This endeavor brings diners and restaurateurs together during the offseason to support the local community and children. To purchase a Delicious Dining Discount book, contact Gateway to the Islands Kiwanis Club at 415-3100 or KiwanisGTTI.Dining@gmail.com. Books may also be purchased on line by clicking on the dining icon at www.kiwanisgtti. com. The website also lists the 56 participating restaurants. Kiwanis is a global service organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. The club is looking for more service-minded individuals and business professionals who would like to make a direct impact on the community through volunteering. Call 415-3100 for more information about club meetings, held every Tuesday. From page 1Rotary Club Galaoldest Rotary Club with over 180 members. Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. The Rotary Club of Fort Myers has been the most influential service organization in Southwest Florida and the members have been responsible for a variety of projects that have been vital to the area. Projects include: The extension of I-75 through Southwest Florida much earlier than the original scheduled completion date of 2006 The bike paths and royal palms along McGregor Boulevard Initial funding for Edison Community College and the nursing program $384,000 funding to date for The Childrens Hospital Spearheading the effort to keep the Boston Red Sox in Lee County. Tickets for gala are $50 per person and include dinner, followed by entertainment featuring Alter Ego. Many community leaders will in attendance to recognize the occasion. This is a black tie affair. Call 332-8158 for tickets.
29 THE RIVER APRIL 13, 2012 by Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: I had such a bad reaction to eating hazelnuts that I required a shot, and some steroids. I dont eat much nuts, sometimes cashews. Do you think Im allergic to all nuts? C.J., Coral Springs You should avoid other nuts, too. Ill tell you which in a minute. Luckily, you didnt have full-blown anaphylaxis which occurs in about one-third of all tree nut ingestions, especially with peanuts, which by the way are actually legumes. It shocks me that airlines still serve peanuts to passengers hundreds of people at a time when there is such an incredibly high sensitivity rate. The allergic response is triggered by the proteins found in the nuts, which do not break down with heat, meaning you cant cook them out. Nuts are often hidden, too, so they may only get honorable mention in popular foods such as cookies, protein bars, cakes, cereals, nut spreads, praline and other desserts. Also, if the label says, This product was manufactured in a facility that also uses nuts... thats your cue to put the product back because there are traces of nut proteins that may have blown around the facility and made it into your particular food during handling or manufacturing. Some folks only experience a mild problem with nuts, and its limited to irritations of the mouth, lips, tongue or throat. This is called OAS for oral allergy syndrome, or sometimes Pollen Food Allergy. Clinically, we see this most frequently in people allergic to weeds because the body sees the pollen traces in the nut. Birch pollens are sometimes to blame in OAS, which can occur any time of the year, but usually during pollen season. The cross sensitivity can occur between birch and other nuts as well as plums, pears, cherries, apples, carrots, peas and sunflower seeds. I found a study that measured human IgE antibodies in order to evaluate crosssensitivities. Among tree nuts, there is a strong cross reaction between walnuts, pecans and hazelnuts. So, none of those for you. Theres a moderate cross reaction with these: pistachio, almonds, hazelnuts, cashews and Brazil nuts. Of the bunch, cashews and pistachios are pretty tightly correlated, so if youre allergic to one, definitely stay away from the other. Id avoid the bunch, honestly, and consider a blood test to determine food allergies. One more warning, about my favorite nut which I hardly ever eat but still fantasize about. Cashews, they are really seeds, not nuts. If youre highly allergic to poison ivy, stay away from these guys. Even the raw cashews you see at health food stores are not truly raw. You simply cannot eat a raw cashew; it must be separated from its double-shell. In a pain-staking process, its steamed and/ or boiled. but the outer shell contains urushiol, a toxic resin that sparks the familiar skin rash after exposure to poison ivy, oak and sumac. If you have a severe allergy to poison ivy, raw cashews should probably not be consumed. Otherwise, eat one for me! 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. Letter Carrier Comes To Aid Of Elderly ResidentLetter Carrier Melanie Pierce was delivering mail in the 3600 block of SE 12th Avenue in Cape Coral on Monday, April 2 when she heard a faint cry for help. Pierce found an elderly resident in the bushes who had fallen and was in need of assistance. She called 911 and remained until emergency responders arrived. Pierce is a dedicated letter carrier who well represents the service provided by the United States Postal Service employees. deaRPharmacistMinimizing Allergies To Nuts And Fruits Dean W. 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THE RIVER APRIL 13, 201230 Dr. DaveProstate Problemsby Dr. Dave HepburnI have hovered over and sashayed up to many a urinal over the years. I used to clean them when I was a teenager working at Mohawk Trailer Park in New Brunswick. David, the owner admonished, by cleaning these every day, you will appreciate the work required to keep them clean and you will not end up being one of these guys who doesnt care if he hits or misses in here. I would like to say he was right and so I will, given that I am the sole contributor to this column and I can write what I want and nobody will ever check. Now sometimes a urinal is just a pretty piece of perched porcelain pottery; at other times, its an art gallery where piddling Picassos attempt to demonstrate their skills, some with surprising accuracy in their anatomical if not political correctness. But it is the poets I enjoy the most. Pearls of wisdom left to distract us from the task at hand (in hand). We aim to please so you aim too, please. In case of nuclear attack hide in here. Apparently it hasnt been hit yet. For a good time, call Rolex. But now, companies looking for an advertising edge have waddled into the widdle world and are advertising their wares directly into the eye line of innocent men. In place of that lovely deodorizing patty that sits in the urinal, (the one we used to call the principles breath mint) are actual ads, like the one I saw recently in a urinal at a hockey rink in Fort Myers. YOURE MISSING THE ACTION read the ad, followed by (If youve been here twice during the game, call Florida Urology at... ) I was so impressed by this entreprenurial signage that I took a picture of that ad, but absolutely nothing or nobody else, as I explained to the security officer. So why do men miss a urinal that is directly in front of them and as wide as a 12-man hot tub, which apparently they never seem to miss? And why would they have to visit a urinal twice during a hockey game? And why didnt I pick Jamie Benn in my office hockey pool? Well, the answer to all of these is one word: prostate. (I had to get up to use the urinal when Benns name came up in the draft.) As we age, our hair and bones get thinner, our arteries and waistlines get thicker, some things shrink, some things enlarge, some things have to be replaced and some things just fall off altogether. Prostates get larger as we get older. They get grumpy, swell up and strangle the outlet from our bladder. What once was a lovely, wide conduit for performing calligraphy as we wrote our names in the snow, (show-offs included their middle name and dotted the is.) is no longer. The AK-47 is now a toy squirt gun, literally. The prostate has narrowed the passageway to the point that the stream is slow, weak, unreliable and has to be used more frequently i.e., in what once was the still of the night. There are several procedure and medication treatment options that can help alleviate these lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). We once had high hopes for saw palmetto, but that petered out. One that works surprisingly well is the ED (erectile dysfunction) drug Cialis. Turns out that Cialis also tunes in to the prostate and turns on the tap properly. No more LUTS for your urinary clutz. You can start hitting urinals again. Furthermore, taken in a tiny daily dose, Cialis is a remarkable little multi-tasker, with very few if any side effects. Cialis treats ED, alleviates LUTS, lowers blood pressure, helps Raynauds disease and possibly even helps jet lag. All via its positive effect on our arterial nitric oxide (NO), a gaseous wee molecule that relaxes arteries allowing all of these good things to happen. We are discovering that this natural relaxant is actually quite vital to our good vascular health. So just say no to missing the urinal, and start writing in the snow like the young, immature man that is still deep within you. Stop getting up during the night, or more importantly during the playoffs, especially when Benn is playing. 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. Income Tax Procrastinators And Late MailingIncome Tax Night comes once a year without fail. The U.S. Postal Service delivers your tax dollars it doesnt spend them. Income tax procrastinators need to be aware that there will be limited availability for mailing those last-minute tax forms on Income Tax Day, which this year falls on Tuesday, April 17. Post Offices in Lee and Collier counties will not have extended hours of operation. Those individuals who wish to send their income tax forms late that day must take their pre-stamped envelopes to the Fort Myers Processing & Distribution Center, 14080 Jetport Loop Road in Fort Myers. The outside blue collection boxes at that location will have a last pickup at midnight. For information on postal locations and hours for your zip code visit usps. com or call 1-800-ASK-USPS. Self Service Shipping and Mailing Centers are located at Page Field Post Office in Fort Myers; Cape Coral Central Post Office in Cape Coral; Estero Post Office, Bonita Springs Post Office, Coco River Post Office and Naples Main Post Office in Naples. Addresses for these locations can be obtained from www. usps.com or by calling 1-800-2758777. Self Service Shipping and Mailing Centers sell postage and offer Certified Mail service for your tax night needs. Payment can be made with a debit or credit card; no cash sales. Priority or Express Mail postage labels can be printed from usps.com using the Click-N-Ship program. Indispensable Advice from Dr. Dave Get your copy of Dr. Daves Book at Sanibel Island Books and Gifts,1571 Periwinkle Way 472-5223 Chair Of National Foundation Board NamedHope HealthCare Services President and CEO Samira K. Beckwith has been named chair of the National Hospice Foundation (NHF) Board of Trustees. In partnership with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, the NHF works to improve care at the end of life for people throughout the United States, in support of more than 3,400 hospice and palliative care providers. Beckwith is a founding member of the NHFs Board Of Directors And Executive Committee, serving in numerous leadership roles since 1994. NHF Executive Director John Mastrojohn said, We are delighted to have Samira serving as our board chair. She is an experienced and nationally respected leader who is strongly committed to our vision of a world where individuals and families facing serious illness and grief will experience the best that humankind can offer. Founded in 1992, the NHF is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia. CATS & DOGS Samira K. BeckwithShare your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email email@example.com To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732
31 THE RIVER APRIL 13, 2012 Shell Point Partners With Local Agencies To Offer Tips & TeaShell Point Retirement Community is partnering with the Alzheimers Association Florida Gulf Coast Chapter and Senior Friendship Centers to host Tips & Tea, a special event for family caregivers on Saturday, April 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Family caregivers are welcome to attend and enjoy an afternoon focused on education, relaxation and community resources to help offer a break from the normal routine of caregiving. Attendees at this event will learn more about community resources available to them, including the Senior Friendship Centers adult day program; Shell Points assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing and rehabilitation services; and the many resources available through the Alzheimers Association. Activities will include the Alzheimers Association Memory Mobile offering free memory screenings from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m, helpful community resource information, tours of the Senior Friendship Centers Adult day center, refreshments provided by Shell Point and door prizes. Emily Reese, Program Specialist for the Alzheimers Association Florida Gulf Coast Chapter, will offer presentations at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. providing helpful tips for caregivers regarding stress. The Tips & Tea event will give Lee Countys aging population and caregivers a great opportunity to learn about the myriad of services available to assist them, while also enjoying an afternoon of educational and social activities, said McKenzie Millis, Assisted Living Healthcare Marketing Specialist. Social support, and staying connected, is essential to everyones good health and wellness no matter your age, and many times caregivers often neglect their own needs as they become consumed with caregiving duties. The event will take place at the Senior Friendship Centers, located at 5272 Summerlin Commons Way, Suite 601 in Fort Myers. This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited, so RSVPs are required. To reserve your spot, call 2751881 ext. 220 or ask for Lisa Gates. The Alzheimers Association is the worlds leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. Their mission is to eliminate Alzheimers disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Their vision is a world without Alzheimers. For more information, visit www.alz.org. Alzheimers Association Memory Mobile The League Club Named Monthly Autism AdvocateEden Autism Services Florida has recognized The League Club as recipients of the Autism Advocate of the Month award. The award recognizes people or organizations who are advocates for autism by increasing awareness, raising funds or providing leadership in support of autism. The League Club, Inc. is a 501(c) (3) organization of women in Southwest Florida strengthening communities through fellowship, education, volunteerism and philanthropy. The club is open to women who have been or still are active members of a Junior League that is a member of the Association of Junior Leagues International. Since 1986, The League Club has distributed more than $2,300,000 to non-profit causes making a valuable impact in Collier and Lee counties. We are grateful to The League Club for their support of Eden and many other non-profit agencies. The League Club strengthens our community and raises the quality of life for residents in Collier and Lee counties, said Susan Suarez, Director of Eden Autism Services Florida operations. They have helped Eden through numerous grants that support our children in academic and recreational settings. We are indebted to the League Club for their ongoing commitment to help individuals with autism. Edens Advocate of the Month receives a certificate of appreciation and will be invited to an annual reception. To nominate an advocate for autism who exemplifies Action in Autism, submit your nomination including persons name, contact information and a 50 word summary of why he or she should be selected to Taire.Malloy@edenautism. org or call 992-4680 ext. 5014. Participation Needed For Letter Carrier Food DriveLetter carriers in Lee and Collier counties need volunteers to carry out a successful Stamp Out Hunger food drive on Saturday, May 12. This is the nations largest single-day drive to help needy families fight hunger in America. As the economy has spiraled downward, millions and millions of families are suffering struggling to make ends meet and put food on the table. With the increased need for food and related supplies in the two counties, the Stamp Out Hunger food drive is especially important. Helping Stamp Out Hunger is as easy as checking your mailbox. Just leave a bag of non-perishable food where your letter carrier normally delivers your mail. Your letter carrier or volunteer will then pick up and deliver the food to a local food bank. This is the one day when letter carriers collect the food. 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 in food drives is distributed to participating agencies at no cost. Food banks are notoriously empty during summer months, having exhausted the supply of donations received from other food drives. Summer donations are even more critical since many children in need no longer have the benefits of their school breakfast and lunch programs. 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. Individuals who wont be able to participate on 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. Monetary donations payable to Harry Chapin Food Bank are welcomed prior to and on the day of the food drive. Virtually any kind of non-perishable food may be donated in unopened, non-breakable containers. Items especially in need are peanut butter, tuna, rice, beans, canned meats, fruits, vegetables, boxed cereals and soups. Volunteers are needed to assist letter carriers with their pickups on May 12. Contact Debi Mitchell in Lee County at 573-9638, or Jesse Costin in Collier County at 6434716. Volunteers are needed to assist with preliminary food sorting on May 12. Contact Bedzaida Bryen at the Harry Chapin Food Bank in Lee County at 334-7007; Collier Harvest at 455-3663; or Kim Berghs at the United Way at 433-2000 ext. 260. Free Diabetes Education EventLee Memorial Health System, a participant in the 21st Century Collaboration Health Services Committee, is sponsoring a free information seminar on diabetes education on Saturday, April 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Quality Life Center/ Cornerstone Ministries, 3210 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. in Fort Myers. The focus of this free community event is diabetes education and attendees will be able to receive a free glucose test. In addition, Harry Chapin Food Bank will be distributing groceries for the first 300 households who register. Bring reusable shopping bags or a box to carry the food. Dr. Sal Lacagnina, vice president of Health and Wellness as well as certified diabetes educators from Lee Diabetes Care, will be on hand to discuss: How to avoid the disease and stay healthy with diet and exercise What foods help you manage your diabetes How to avoid sugar crash important for your safety and others as you drive and go about your daily activities Physician referrals for care as needed For more information, call 334-2797. Free Car Safety Seat InspectionThe Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida and Kohls Kids Safety Program will be providing free car seat safety inspections on Saturday, April 14 from 9 a.m. to noon at the LaBelle Health Department, 1140 Pratt Blvd. in LaBelle. Research shows that an estimated 30 percent of children still continue to ride unrestrained and 80 percent of all car seats are used incorrectly. More than 1,700 children have been saved since 1996 just because they were riding in a properly fitted car seat and in the back seat. Education and information to improve these numbers is of critical need in our community. According to Safe Kids and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a correctly used safety seat reduces fatality risk by 71 percent and serious injury risk by 67 percent. Car seats will be available at a reduced price if your car seat is part of a recall, out dated or not the appropriate car seat for the child. Bilingual fitting technicians will be available. Appointments are strongly encouraged and may be made by calling 343-5224 for a time thats convenient for you. Send your editorial copy to:firstname.lastname@example.org
DID YOU KNOW 1. FAMOUS QUOTATIONS: Who once said, He who laughs last has not yet heard the bad news? 2. MONEY: What is the basic unit of currency in India? 3. LANGUAGE: What does the Latin term gratis mean? 4. MEASUREMENTS: A year must be divisible by what number to be a leap year? 5. GOVERNMENT: Who was the first black female U.S. senator? 6. EXPLORERS: Who was the first European explorer to see the eastern part of the Pacific Ocean (1513), after crossing the Isthmus of Panama? 7. ANCIENT WORLD: What were the common people of ancient Rome called? 8. GEOGRAPHY: What is the capital of Lithuania? 9. SCIENCE: What is the name of the historical period in which dinosaurs lived? 10. MYTHOLOGY: What was Pygmalions profession? TRIVIA TEST 1. Bertolt Brecht 2. The rupee 3. Without payment 4. Four 5. Carole Moseley Braun 6. Vasco Nunez de Balboa 7. Plebeians 8. Vilnius 9. Jurassic 10. Sculptor ANSWERS My Stars FOR WEEK OF APRIL 16, 2012ARIES (March 21 to April 19) The Lamb loves to be surrounded by flocks of admirers. But be careful that someone doesnt take his or her admiration too far. Use your persuasive skills to let him or her down easily. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) This is a good time to begin setting far-reaching goals and connecting with new contacts. Aspects also favor strengthening old relationships -personal and/or professional. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A personal disappointment should be viewed as a valuable learning experience. Go over what went wrong and see where a change in tactics might have led to a more positive outcome. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Dont leave projects unfinished or personal obligations unresolved, or you might find yourself tripping over all those loose ends later on. A relative has important news. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Expect a challenge to the usual way you do things. Although you might prefer the tried-and-true, once you take a good look at this new idea, you might feel more receptive to it. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Much work has yet to be done to polish a still-rough idea into something with significant potential. Expect to encounter some initial rejection, but stay with it nonetheless. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) There still might be some communication problems in the workplace, but they should be resolved soon. Meanwhile, that tip from a friend should be checked out. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A new relationship appears to need more from you than you might be willing to give right now. Best advice: Resist making promises you might not be able to keep. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) That restless feeling encourages you to gallop off into a new venture. But remember to keep hold of the reins so you can switch paths when necessary. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) A demanding work schedule keeps the high-spirited Goat from kicking up his or her heels. But playtime beckons by the weeks end. Have fun. You earned it. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Youre beginning to come out from under those heavy responsibilities you took on. Use this freed-up time to enjoy some muchdeserved fun with people close to you. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Before you get swept away by a tidal wave of conflicting priorities, take time to come up for air, and reassess the situation. You might be surprised by what youll find. BORN THIS WEEK: Your leadership qualities are enhanced by a practical sense of purpose that keeps you focused on your goals. On April 20, 1841, Edgar Allen Poes short story, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, first appears in Grahams Ladys and Gentlemans Magazine. It is generally considered to be the first detective story. Like the later Sherlock Holmes stories, the tale is narrated by the detectives roommate. On April 22, 1889, at precisely high noon, thousands of would-be settlers make a mad dash into the newly opened Oklahoma Territory to claim cheap land. All told, from 50,000 to 60,000 settlers entered the territory that day. Towns like Norman, Oklahoma City, Kingfisher and Guthrie sprang into being almost overnight. On April 21, 1918, in the skies over France, Manfred von Richthofen, the notorious German flying ace known as The Red Baron with 80 victories under his belt, is killed by Allied fire. He was 25 years old. On April 17, 1937, Daffy Duck makes his debut in the Warner Bros. short Porkys Duck Hunt. In the 1920s, movie houses had started showing a short cartoon before feature presentations, but the form became more popular after sound was introduced in 1928. On April 16, 1947, in Texas Citys port on Galveston Bay, a fire aboard the French freighter Grandcamp ignites ammonium nitrate, causing a massive blast that destroys much of the city and takes nearly 600 lives. The fire department tried to douse the flames, but the ship was so hot that the water from their fire hoses was instantly vaporized. On April 19, 1957, the Brattle Theater in Cambridge, Mass., presents its first showing of Casablanca, introducing a new generation to Humphrey Bogart, who had died months earlier. Bogart had been wounded aboard a Navy ship during World War 1. His upper lip was scarred and partially paralyzed, giving him the tough-guy poker face and slight lisp that characterized his acting. On April 18, 1983, Joan Benoit wins her second Boston Marathon in the women?s division with a time of 2:22:43. The inaugural Boston Marathon was run on Apr. 19, 1897, and was a men-only event until 1972, when women were officially allowed to compete. It was Scottish author and historian Thomas Carlyle who made the following sage observation: The greatest of faults is to be conscious of none. If youre planning to travel to Washington state with nefarious plans, heres an interesting law to keep in mind: Any motorist with criminal intent is required to stop before entering a town and inform the chief of police of his or her presence. Are you more afraid of lightning or sharks? If you look at the numbers, it makes more sense to fear lightning; more than three times as many people die from lightning strikes than do so in shark attacks. The acids in your digestive system are so corrosive that your stomach must produce an entirely new lining every three days. As the Black Plague was sweeping Europe during the Middle Ages, some people, for reasons surpassing understanding, believed that plague victims could cure themselves by smelling human waste. It was in 1893 that the zipper was invented, and it was originally intended to be used in shoes. If youre familiar with the Disney film Cinderella, you might be surprised to learn some details about the Grimm brothers version of the folktale. In their story, Cinderellas wicked stepsisters are so desperate to marry the prince that they mutilate their feet in order to try to make them fit in the slipper (which, in the Grimm version, is made of gold, not glass). Also, at the wedding of Cinderella and her prince, the stepsisters eyes are plucked out by pigeons. The tax which will be paid for education is not more than the thousandth part of what will be paid to kings, priests, and nobles who will rise up among us if we leave the people to ignorance. -Thomas Jefferson THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY PUZZLE ANSWERS THE RIVER APRIL 13, 201232 1. Juan Marichal (1963), Ramon Martinez (1995), Jose Jimenez (1999) and Ubaldo Jimenez (2010). 2. Mike Schmidt and Adrian Beltre, with 48 each. 3. Seven -Jimmy Johnson, Barry Switzer, Chan Gailey, Dave Campo, Bill Parcells, Wade Phillips and Jason Garrett. 4. Three times -1974, 1977 and 2003. 5. Calgary, which came back to defeat Toronto, 6-5, in 1987. 6. Bruce Arena, with three (1996, 1997, 2011). 7. Odlanier Solis (3/19/11), Tomasz Adamek (9/10/11) and Dereck Chisora (2/18/12). ANSWERS SPORTS QUIZ 1. In 2011, Minnesotas Francisco Liriano became the fifth pitcher from the Dominican Republic to toss a no-hitter. Name three of the other four who did it. 2. Alex Rodriguez holds the record for most home runs by a third baseman for a season (52). Which two players tied for the second-highest mark? 3. Tom Landry was the first head coach of the Dallas Cowboys and stayed in that position for 29 years. How many head coaches has Dallas had since? 4. Entering the 2011-12 season, how many times had the Marquette mens basketball team been in the Final Four? 5. In 2009, the Chicago Blackhawks matched the biggest comeback in NHL history, rallying from a 5-0 deficit to beat Calgary, 6-5. What other team had a similar comeback? 6. Who was the first coach to win three Major League Soccer titles? 7. Name two of the last three opponents in heavyweight boxer Vitali Klitschkos WBC title defenses.
33 THE RIVER APRIL 13, 2012 American Classic At Gulfshore Playhouseby Di SaggauTennessee Williams classic play A Streetcar Named Desire is now shoing at Gulfshore Playhouse in Naples. If youve only seen the 1951 film version with Marlon Brando, Vivien Leigh and Kim Hunter, this production might surprise. As director Kristen Koury says, The one drawback about live theater is that you cant preserve it and take it out and share it with people, like a photo album of days gone by. It is here, it lives, and then it is gone. Gulfshores production will stay with you for a long time. As you walk into the theater you are met with a set in muted shades that embodies a ground floor flat in the French Quarter, New Orleans 1947. Wrought iron stairs, vintage rattan furniture, iron frame beds and toe-tapping Preservation Hall Jazz playing that makes you almost see the parade passing by. Of course, the real music here is by the way of Williams language. For example, Blanche saying, I dont want realism. I want magic. Yes, yes, magic. I try to give that to people. I do misrepresent things. I dont tell truths. I tell what ought to be truth. Tennessee Williams understood southern women and he could be brutally frank. When Blanche DuBois (Claire Brownell) comes to visit her sister Stella Kowalski (Gwen Ellis) and her husband Stanley (Adam McNulty), tension mounts as the verbal sparring takes place. Two of her lines resonate with me, Deliberate cruelty is unforgivable and the one thing of which I have never, ever been guilty of. The other, I have survived on the kindness of strangers, could serve as a mantra for many. Brownell is oustanding as the fragile, fading southern belle. She fumes as she insists it isnt her fault that the old family estate has been lost. She oozes southern charm on every man she meets. It doesnt work on Stanley. McNulty plays Stanley, brimming with raw masculine energy, which is exactly what the script requires. His Hey Stella scene delivers the intended emotional impact without going overboard. Ellis plays the docile Stella with love, strength and naivete. Jed Aicher plays Mitch with both sensitivity and cowardice. The relationship between Mitch and Blanche fleshes out Blanches past and the characters that haunt her. Also in the cast are Jessica Lefkow, Ken Forman, Ruben Ortiz, Mark Della Ventura and James Heffernan. This smartly honed show lays bare our tragic flaws, both as individuals and as a people; our impatience with vulnerability, our belief that things will be fine if only we can go back to a better time or get rid of those people who are keeping us from our true destiny. Streetcar is a dark, unsettling play, but its very impressive, reaching a volcanic climax that still leaves you breathless, even though most folks know how this famous story ends. One thing for sure, it reminds us what a remarkable playwright Tennessee Williams was. A Streetcar Named Desire plays through April 22 at Gulfshore Playhouse, 755 8th Avenue South, in the Norris Center, Naples. For tickets call 866-8114111. Claire Brownell stars as Blanche DuBois Meet The Pazinskis At The Herb Strauss Theaterby Di SaggauAn opening night, sold out crowd gave a standing ovation to the cast of Over The Tavern at the BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater. Talk about a charming family comedy, this is just what the doctor ordered. Set in Buffalo, New York in 1959, the play introduces us to the Pazinkis who live in an apartment above Chets Bar & Grill. Chet (Thomas Mothershed) is Dad, a physically and psychologically wounded man who leaves work in a bad mood, yelling at his kids and long suffering wife. He has good intentions but cant ever seem to remember to bring the dinner home. Mom (Jenny Smith) is the glue that holds the family together. She moves from all-knowing matriarch to battle-hardened partner to sweet, protective nurturer without missing a beat. At one point, out of desperation concerning her precocious son Rudy, she says Will the Jesuits take him? My favorite line in the play. Their four children are Eddie (Justen Montgomery), Annie (Angelina Torre), Georgie (Jake Mann) and the hero of the tale, 12-year-old Rudy (Tommy Short). Hes an energetic, bright but unfocused kid who is beginning to question the Roman Catholic Church. Rudy believes God put us on earth to have fun and hes wondering why his family isnt having any. His talks with Jesus are priceless. Rather than learn his catechism he prefers to run home to amuse little brother Georgie with his impressions of Ed Sullivan. What makes this play work is the humanity of the characters playwright Tom Dudzick creates. Rudy is routinely held after class by Sister Clarissa (Nancy Antonio), who carries a clicker and a sturdy wooden ruler for discipline. We soon discover theres much more to her when she reveals a secret that helps us see our flawed patriarch in a more sympathetic light. Eddie and Annie are wrestling with teen problems. Eddie tries to smuggle copies of Playboy into his room and Annie is confused about becoming a young woman. Georgie, the mentally-challenged youngster is precious as he flies about the apartment in his Superman cape and shouts out a new swear word he learned. The cast does an excellent job bringing to life the complicated relationships of the family. Its especially difficult when a show has young actors in critical roles with lots of dialogue. In this case, they are all up to the challenge. Director Marc Tumminelli does a fine job keeping things moving in this nostalgic comedy. The set by William Davis covers the entire stage and brings back memories, with its avocado green stove, oval braided rug and formica and steel kitchen table with turquoise vinyl padded chairs. One of the great joys of Over The Tavern is that as you laugh out loud, you will be nodding your head in recognition. Tickets to this one will be going fast, so order yours soon by calling 472-6962, 395-0900, log on to www.BIGARTS.org or stop by the Marks Box Office at 2200 Periwinkle Way. Over The Tavern plays through April 21 at the Herb Strauss Theater on Sanibel. Thomas Mothershed, Jenny Smith, Jake Mann, Angelina Torre, Justen Montgomery, Nancy Antonio and Tommy Short photo by Nick Adams Photography Tommy Short and Nancy Antonio photo by Nick Adams Photography
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OBO, 239-849-0907.NS 3/30 CC 4/20 Sanibel Family Seeking a HS student or older for after school and/or weekend help for 2 grade school students, homework school organization. Seeking dependable student who is strong in academics. $12 hr. Call 1-339-832-4326 moms cell.NR 3/30 CC 4/27 VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDAt The Sanibel School Call Michelle Wesley 239-910-8000RS 4/6 NC 4/27 HEAD CUSTODIANAt The Sanibel School Full bene ts. Tolls paid. Call Maureen at 472-1617.RS 4/6 NC 4/13 PART TIME CLERK/TYPISTAt The Sanibel School Tolls paid. Call Maureen at 472-1617.RS 4/6 NC 4/13 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. RS 4/6 NC 4/27 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, FLRR 4/6 NC 4/13 FRONT OFFICE AGENT 3-11PM SHIFT F/TWest Wind Inn Sanibel Island, FL Responsible for welcoming & serving guests in a courteous, ef cient and friendly manner, both face-to-face & on the phone. Individual is required to demonstrate good computer skills, make telephone reservations, follow check-in/check-out prodedures & insuring a pleasant guest experience. Call Bob: 239-472-1541 or email resume to email@example.com.NR 4/6 CC 4/13 FURNITURE FOR SALELarge entertainment center; large bedroom armoire; and living room couch with carved wooden frame. Call 470-1516NR 4/6 CC 4/20 SUNGLASS RETAIL POSITIONWe are seeking a fun/personable/ professional sales associate and/or Asst. Manager in our Sanibel store. Please email resumes to Kenwyn@sanibelsunglasscompany.com.NR 4/13 CC 4/20 FOR SALE 1975 MB 450-SLExcellent condition, everything original except new top & tires. 58,000 miles, separate hard top, garage kept. $14,500. Call 472-3410.RS 4/13 CC 4/13 2005 HYUNDAI ELANTRABright red GLS Hatchback with 55k miles, 5-speed manual, split folding rear seats, am-fm/cd, ice cold air, new tires, wipers and battery. Asking $5,800. Call 565-0073NR 4/13 CC 4/13 PRIVATE OWNER DOWNSIZING, FURNITURE FOR SALE Call 395-0142 NS 4/13 CC 4/13 Glass Top Table & Base, 4 upholstered chairs$750Queen Size Pull Out Bed with pillows$150 $350 $125CHARMING 1920s COTTAGEPerfect store, of ce, restaurant, gallery, located within walking distance of trendy River District. Ample Parking. 239-898-1194. $1,200 per month plus utilitiesRR 4/13 CC 4/13 Isabella RasiIbt Rt En Cbnt Isabella Rasi (239) 246-4716EftIsabellaRasi@aol.com RS 4/13 NC 5/4MATLACHA WATERFRONT Unique artists home in midst of art galleries, restaurants & shing community. $550,000EAST END RETAIL CENTER Newly renovated retail center with high visibility on Periwinkle toward Lighthouse beach. Great business opportunity. $1,299,000SOUTH SEAS RESORT Exquisite 2BR/2BA at Lands End. Waterviews from Every room. Brand new contemporary interior.$1,299,000www.southseasresortlandsend1637.com
REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE VACATION RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL WANTED ANNUAL RENTAL Classifieds Classifieds Classifieds Classifieds SCAN CODE FOR A FREE LIST OF ALL ISLAND PROPERTIESFOR SALEVISITwww.FreeSanibelList.comPfeifer Realty Group Sanibel Island, FL239-472-0004 RS 6/17 BM TFN NEAR BEACH PRIVATE HOME 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH3 bedroom, 2 bath Home with heated pool, in quiet Sanibel neighborhood. Seasonal and monthly rentals. 239-472-0692 or www.4sanibel.com. RS 10/14 CC TFN GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION NS 10/28 BM TFN LIGHTHOUSE REALTYPaul J. Morris, Broker VACATION RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SALES 359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island 239-579-0511RR 3/23 CC 4/13 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 RE/MAX OF THE ISLANDSPutting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace www.remax-oftheislands.com 239-472-2311NS 3/30 BM TFN 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.com RR 4/6 CC 4/27 AFFORDABLE LIVING ON BEAUTIFUL SANIBEL ISLAND!Periwinkle Park-Original 35Z Prowler Regal, central air conditioning/heating (2011) and electric hot water. 9.5 wide by 35 addition w/ bedroom, 7 clothes closet, living/dining area. Also, of ce/computer room, a dinette area, family/TV room. Fully furnished w/professional window treatments and new screens. Outside lighting. Lot rent is $6,500/year including water and sewer. Secure your place in paradise today! Only $62,000. 239-395-2630RR 4/6 CC 4/13 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 4/6 NC 4/27 2 BED/1 BATH UNFURNISHED Walk to restaurant and shopping, bike to beach. $1,100 a month includes sewer, garbage and lawn service. 239-472-8854. NS 4/6 CC TFN TO PLACE AN AD LOG ON: IslandSunNews.com& click on Place Classified SANIBELS PERIWINKLE PARK28 mobile home with 20x10 lanai. On quiet street. Renovated bath, all appliances in good condition. Plenty of storage. Tropical garden in backyard. Owner has clear title. Motivated to sell $21,000. Unit 159. Call 727-207-5787RR 4/13 CC 4/20 OPEN HOUSE BY OWNER $36,900 Saturday April 14, 1 to 4 p.m.13151 Kings Point Drive Unit 9A, Fort Myers, Florida 33919 Beds: 2, Baths: 2, Sqft: 1231, Lot: 9,883 sq ft/0.23 acres, Type: condo, Year Built: 1964, Last sold: 1982, Parking: 1 deeded space, County: Lee, Condo fee for 9A: $237.32/per month, Tax History: $704.30 paid November 2011. Prime location and value can be yours in this top floor two bedroom, two tiled bath condo. Enjoy the weather year round in either of the two enclosed sun rooms. This property has been in the same family for 30 years. Any questions or to make an offer, please call Trish Ziehl at #781-453-2282. All offers will be given serious consideration. Thank you. RS 4/13 NC 4/13 SANIBEL 3/2 HOME BY OWNER $369,000. Fully equipped beautiful 3Bed/ 2Bath (half of a duplex) at a very convenient location (2320 Sq). Pool, Tennis. CALL Martin 239-691-5629. Details: www.postlets.com/repb/6693883 NR 4/13 CC 4/27 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. $139,000. 5 E Street, unit 314. Call 317-439-5514 or email LMSRealtor@aol.comRS 4/13 CC 4/13 ANNUAL RENTAL WANTEDLong-term, responsible and EASY-to-rent to family. We are relocating to Sanibel, Sanibel Schools and the sunshine from Wisconsin. We can pay rst, last and security deposit NOW. Move-in now or anytime by August 1st. Call or text Dale at 608-575-5511 OR email firstname.lastname@example.org NR 4/13 CC 4/20 Punta Rassa, just off Sanibel, next to causeway. Gorgeous bayview, updated, 2 bedroom, 2 bath. Tiled oors, corean countertop. Pool, tennis, hot tub, free wi. Pictures available upon request. $1,150 monthly. Pets okay. 239-633-3525. RR 4/13 CC 4/13 MARINER POINTE TOWNHOUSEUnfurnished-ground level; 2 BR 2-1/2 BA; 2 encl porches; Bay/Canal views; shing pier; Lease includes Cable TV, water, pest control, refuse collection. Boat dock lease available. No pets. 239-395-1786RR 4/13 CC 4/20 FOR RENTPleasant one-bedroom furnished apartment on Sanibel, near Gulf beach and causeway. Florida room and deck, ground level, natural setting, carport, w/d. Available April-December. $750/month. All utilities furnished, including cable. Call owner at 859-749-7574RS 4/13 CC 4/20 MOVING SALEContents Of Sanibel House located in Dunes, wall entertainment center, Henredon & Thomasville furniture, leather sofas, antique dining room, Sears riding mower and more. Call for appointment 239-822-3704.NS 4/13 CC 4/13 GARAGE SALENeat clean stuff Saturday April 14-2012 10:00 am to 3:00 pm 9007 Mockingbird Drive Sanibel, The DunesNR 4/13 CC 4/13 AWESOME HOUSE ON SANIBEL4/13 9-3pm and 4/14 9-1pm. Household items, kitchen items, electronics, furniture bdrm, living rm, dining rm. Exercise equipment and more. 1360 Eagle Run Dr. Cash, VISA, MC Accepted. Do not block driveways or mailboxes.NR 4/13 CC 4/13 YARD SALEFri 4/13 and Sat 4/14, 9am 2pm 1429 Jamaica Dr, Sanibel Art, Household items, books, toys and lots more. Early birds will be shot!NR 4/13 CC 4/13
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 APRIL 13, 201238 My name is Bon Jovi (ID# 530133) and I am a 3-year-old male brown American Staffordshire terrier mix. Like my namesake, Im just livin on a prayer and I hope that means Ill get a home soon. Do you think I could fit in with you and your family? I get along with cats and other dogs. Im very smart and a quick learner. My foster mom says I eat like a pig but I have great manners. Im housetrained, sleep through the night and can entertain myself with a chewy rawhide. My adoption fee is $35 during Animal Services Famous Felines and Celebrity Canines Adoption Promotion My name is Vera Wang (ID# 524686) and I am a 2-year-old spayed female black and white domestic short hair. Im a very fashionable feline, but dont let my formal black and white attire fool you Im really a down-to-earth girl. I get along fine with other pets, especially cats since I was raised in home with lots of them. My dream is to live with a family who has a few pets to play with and will love me and treat me like the special kitty I am. My adoption fee is $25 during Animal Services Famous Felines and Celebrity Canines Adoption Promotion For information about this weeks pets, call 5337387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to 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 in 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. Vera Wang (ID# 524686) Bon Jovi (ID# 530133) photos by squaredogphoto.com Pets Of The Week
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1149 Periwinkle Way 239/472-0176 fax 239/472-0350 11526 Andy Rosse Lane 239/472-1270 fax 239-472-1268 11509 Andy Rosse Lanewww.jnaislandrealestate.com CORAL DRSOUTH FT. MYERSThis 5 Bed, 4.5 Bath FAMILY HOME is the best kept secret is where pleasing curb appeal & privacy are married in perfect union! Sprawling front staircase overlooks lush landscaping. The ambiance of this supremely crafted home hosts a formal dining room, or linger into the library with Birch wood built-ins. Celebrate culinary skills in the gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops & stainless steel appliances. LivingRoom offers designated media area with fireplace. Master bedroom suite is situated on main level with an open loggia overlooking pool. Upper level comprises of 3 bedrooms admired for their stylish design. Lower Level; 5th bedroom, media, wine, billiard-game, exercise & office. Offered for $644,900 Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632. BLIND PASS CONDOThis well established, desirable, well maintained Blind Pass condo is a must see! This unit is steps away from one of the best shelling locations and secluded beaches on the Islands. This unit has great rental income and has remodeled kitchens and bathrooms. Dont miss your opportunity with this one! Offered for $499,000. Contact Tracy Walters Mr. Listr 239/994-7975 or Connie Walters Ms Listr 239/841-4540. 3/4 ACRE ON CLAM BAYOUOutstanding Value, priced 30% less than the most recent Vacant Land Sale on the Bayou in Herons Landing. This is Not a Short Sale! located on a cul-de-sac in this popular community, offering a community boat dock, pristine tennis courts, pool and pool area with outdoor kitchen and deeded beach access. Develop the perfect homesite and create your own Gulf of Mexico views from this Bayou location and enjoy the tranquility of the Sanibel Lifestyle. Its Just Beautiful! Offered for $379,000 Contact Tracy Walters 239/994-7975. EXCEPTIONAL HOME ON ALMOST 1 ACRE!This 4 BR (could be 5 or 6), 41/2 bath home has too many new upgrades to mention all. 1st floor master has new Master Bath Custom Vanities, Kohler Jacuzzi, walkin Rain Shower, closet built-ins. 3 new A/Cs New Roof Many new Hurr. rated windows. Custom wood and marble floors, Spanish tile. The yard is big (almost an acre) and beautiful! The back is completely fenced, and the property extends approx 20-30 beyond the back fence and was left natural for a very private setting. Garage has extra storage rm/ workshop. Pinehurst is a great community, all larger homesites, tucked off of the popular Daniels Rd. corridor convenient to shops, restaurants, hospital/ medical, SWFL Reg Airport, Twins training stadium. Offered for $699,000. Contact Nancy Finch at 239/822-7825. New Listing HOME/LOT PACKAGE ON EAST END OF SANIBEL1800 sq ft beach house, less than 4 minute walk to private beach access! Buyer may pick all selections or disign a custom home. Rare opportunity to build your dream home on the east end. Offered for $725,000. Contact Ken Colter 239/851-1357 or Bob Berning 239/699-9597 PUNTA RASSA #302This elegantly appointed home has been completely renovated. Top of the line granite in kitchen and baths. Unique master bath & dressing area, design award, wood floors, dry bar, stainless steel appliances. Sun drenched with magnificent sunsets and views of Sanibel Island enhanced by hurricane glass enclosed lanai, hurricane glass on all windows. Social membership to Sanibel Harbour included. Turnkey and ready! Offered for $399,990. Contact Marianne Stewart 239/56-6420. SOUTH SEAS BAYSIDE VILLASWelcome to the Islands! This bay front condominium located in South Seas Island Resort. Renovated and updated, waterfront views. With the investors or vacation home in mind, these condominiums offer a great rental income. The waters edge Bayside Villa community has under building parking, pool, spa, bbqs along with separate storage lockers. #5134 Offered $285,000 1 bedroom/ 1 bath #4118 Offered $395,000 1 bedroom/ 2 bath #4301-02 Offered $635,00 3 bedroom/ 3 bath #5344 Offered $699,000 3 bedroom/3 bath Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632. TIDEWATER ISLANDBeautiful old Florida style home in the private, secluded, gated, community of Tidewater Island. Etched glass front door, crown molding in kitchen and great room, thirteen foot ceilings, Chippendale style woodwork on lanai and front entry, rosette and fluted trim in great room around triple sliding glass doors to lanai. Seeing is believing, be sure to see this home. Furnishings negotiable. Offered for $399,000 Contact Bob Berning 239/6999597 or Ken Colter 239/851-1357 New Listing LOCATION-LOCATIONWow! Youll love this large,gorgeous direct Gulf access Sanibel home across from San Carlos Bay. Over 2500 square feet of living space. 2 BR,2 1/2 bath;(with bonus space you must see). Mid-Island deep water canal only 1000 ft to San Carlos Bay. This home boasts a beautiful kitchen with custom wood cabinetry, wet bar, plus a wood burning fireplace in the great room with soaring cathedral ceiling and wonderful wood floors. Very private pool area, with nicely maintained lush landscaping that leads you to your private dock. Multiple porches, great views from every room including views of THE BAY from LR and front porch. A TRUE must see, soon, it wont last. True Sanibel Living. Offered for $999,000 Call Nancy Finch 239/822-7825. EAST END ISLAND LIVINGThis 3/2 pool home is located on a direct access canal and is truly a must see! This Island home features high ceilings, hardwood floors throughout, over sized kitchen with stainless appliances, upgraded fixtures, granite surfaces, pantry and center island with plenty of cupboard space. Home also has a wood burning fireplace for the cool Island nights, 2 stage A/C systems (5 and 3 ton) for the hot Island days, fire pit area, 10 thousand pound boat lift, sparkling pool, deeded beach access and lush landscaping all situated on a private road. Take a leisurely stroll to the Sanibel marina and enjoy the fresh seafood at Grandma Dots restaurant. Offered for $959,000. Contact Tracy Walters Mr. Listr 239/994-7975 or Connie Walters Ms Listr 239/841-4540 If you are interested in listing your island property, contact the islands oldest and most prominent real estate company. We get results!Serving the Islands Since 1975THE RIVER APRIL 13, 201240