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FREETake Me Home VOL. 11, NO. 15 APRIL 20, 2012From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Photography Exhibition Winners AnnouncedThe Art League of Fort Myers announced the winners of the Photography Only exhibition, which will remain open until Friday, April 27. The exhibit showcases more than 50 fine examples of first rate photography. The league would like to thank all of the participants for a job well done. Also, the Art League of Fort Myers issued a reminder that receiving for the May Busting Out All Over exhibit will be Saturday, April 28 between 1 and 3 p.m. more photos on page 3Florida Reps Lunchbox Series Continues With An AdventureFlorida Repertory Theatres popular Lunchbox Theatre Series continues at the Alliance for the Arts on Saturday, April 21 with a make-believe adventure about the power of using your imagination. Perfect for kids of all ages, The Imaginators plays at 11 a.m. The $12 admission price includes the performance, lunch and an interactive post-show workshop. In The Imaginators, Tim and his big sister, Anne, just moved to a new town, and they dont know any of the kids in their new neighborhood. Afraid shell get picked on, Anne doesnt want to be seen playing childish games with her kid brother. But when they meet the girl from next door the fabulous Nina Frances Elizabeth Vanderhelden she takes Tim and a reluctant Anne on an epic make-believe adventure. Using only moving boxes and the stuff they find inside them, the three heroes battle a child-eating monster, and discover their strengths, the value of cooperation, individuality and the unlimited power of their own imaginations. This inventive and exciting play is a journey into a forgotten world of creativity and fantasy that we all possess if we just know where to look for it.continued on page 15 A scene from The ImaginatorsSand Bash Returns To Fort Myers BeachThe Fort Myers Beach 2nd annual Sand Bash will take place at the Holiday Inn this Friday, April 20 through Sunday, April 29. This year, theres a sister event a week later at historic Tin City in Naples Tin City Wine Tasting and Sand Sculpting Festival. Plus, coordinators have added a wine tasting festival component to both events and will be coordinating with the sixth annual Fort Myers Beach Film Festival. The Fort Myers Beach event will have a movie theme, featuring sculptures from movies from the 1930s to today while the Tin City event is themed Wines From Around The World. Both events will be entirely protected from the elements via a massive tent on the beach and under the covered parking area at Tin City. New this year, Sand Bash is coordinating with the 6th annual Fort Myers Beach Film Festival (www.fmbfilmfest.com). On Friday night, April 27, an oversized inflatable movie screen will be set up at the Holiday Inn to show films.continued on page 6 Open House At Tarpon Hunters Club On SaturdayThis Saturday, April 21, the Fort Myers Beach Tarpon Hunters Club is celebrating its 50th anniversary with an open house from 5 to 9 p.m. Established in 1962, it is the oldest tarpon fishing club in the world. Past members are invited to attend the gala in order to renew friendships and to meet and socialize with new members and clubs officers. Meet club legends who over the years have tamed the mighty fish known as Silver Kings. The open house will be held at Bonita Bills Restaurant, 702 Fishermans Wharf in Fort Myers Beach under the Matanzas Bridge. Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month. For more information, contact Mac or Lois MacKenzie at 437-2487 or go to www.fmbth.com. Bridge by Dan Calvert first place


The River Weekly News will correct factual errors or matters of emphasis and interpretation that appear in news stories. Readers with news, tips, comments or questions, please call (239) 415-7732 or write to: The River Weekly News, 1609 Hendry Street, Suite 15, Fort Myers, FL 33901. Fax number: (239) 415-7702. E-mail: press@riverweekly.com. The River Weekly News reserves the right to refuse, alter or edit any editorial or advertisement.Independently Owned And Operated COPYRIGHT 2012 The River Weekly News LORKEN Publications, Inc.Co-Publishers Lorin Arundel and Ken Rasi Advertising Sales Isabel Rasi Office Coordinator Patricia MolloyGraphic Arts/ProductionAnn Ziehl Sarah Crooks Kris See Photographer Michael Heider Writers Gerri Reaves, Ph D Anne Mitchell Jeff Lysiak PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER Contributing Writers Read Us Online: www.IslandSunNews.com Click on The River Jennifer Basey Kimberley Berisford Suzy Cohen Ed Frank Max Friedersdorf Priscilla Friedersdorf Jim George Dr. Dave Hepburn Joan Hooper Audrey Krienen Scott Martell Capt. Matt Mitchell Patricia Molloy Laura Zocki Puerto Di Saggau Scott White Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And NowBoy Scout Troop 18 Headquartersby Gerri ReavesWhen the cornerstone of blue marble was laid for the new Boy Scouts of America Troop 18 headquarters on October 1, 1944, each troop member placed a keepsake in it. The building was constructed west of the Edgewood Methodist Church, whose sanctuary stood on Seminole Avenue at Freemont Street. The church had become the troop sponsor in May 1942. The new building was funded with about $1,800 from scouting supporters, and the land was donated by the City of Fort Myers. Doug Bartleson, who joined the troop at age 12 in 1948, well remembers the headquarters. The cinder-block structure was approximately 50 by 100 feet, he recalls, with four patrol rooms of 12-foot square on each corner. The facility included a kitchen, showers, a small storage room and a scout masters office. There was room in the attic to store camping gear. A large field lay behind the building, where scouts could hone their camping skills and play sports. According to Bartlesons Scouting in Fort Myers, The Early Days Troop 18 had a fantastic advancement record and the most Eagle scouts of any troop in the Royal Palm district, or maybe even the Sunny Land Council. Also vivid in his memory is H.O. Kight, who led the troop from 1946 to 1953. Before becoming scout master for Troop 18, Kight had served as council executive for the Royal Palm Council from 1927 until 1936. (Fort Myers later merged with the Sunny Land Council.) After Kight resigned that professional paid position, he became a volunteer. The scout leader had earned his eagle badges in his youth and was a member of Order of the Arrow, the Boy Scout of Americas National Honor Society for campers. An exemplary mentor and a fount of knowledge on scouting, Kight was a natural at training scouts and inspiring them to lead and attain eagle status themselves, according to Bartleson. The scout master personally funded the full woodshop in back of the headquarters, too, so his troop could earn all their woodworking badges. Scouting enjoyed a heyday in the 1940s and 1950s, but participation later waned, not only in Fort Myers, but nationwide. In 1969, the church ceased sponsorship of the troop, which subsequently lost its charter and was disbanded. The scout headquarters that had meant so much to so many young men was eventually demolished. The cornerstone contents had crumbled into dust, but the cornerstone was salvaged and incorporated into a new church building. The site of the former Edgewood Methodist Church is now Grace Christian Ministries. Other church buildings and a parsonage occupy the land where the Troop 18 headquarters, field and woodworking ship once were. The troops history, however, has resumed. It was re-chartered in May 2002 by the continued on page 6 The cornerstone, laid on October 1, 1944, was incorporated into a new church building decades ago photos by Gerri Reaves Troop 18 scout master H.O. Kight poses in the doorway at the Thomas Goolsby Boy Scout Memorial hut, which once stood in the Fort Myers City Park. He served as a Royal Palm Council executive before becoming a scout volunteer. He died in 1966 courtesy of the Southwest Florida Historical Society Boy Scout Troop 18s headquarters once stood on Seminole Avenue west of Freemont Street photo by Gerri Reaves THE RIVER APRIL 20, 20122


3 THE RIVER APRIL 20, 2012 From page 1Photography Only Winners Boat On A Leash by Jeanna Foxall Third Place First place winner Dan Calvert Decay by Tom Haydock Merit Award Street Singer In Green by Steve Conley Second Place Bath Time At Matlacha by Laurie Lavrack Peoples Choice Award Elephant by WIlliam Hofer Honorable Mention Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email: press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER APRIL 20, 20124 MOAA Hosts Vice Admiral Nearly 80 members and guests of the Lee Coast Chapter of MOAA heard Vice Admiral Dirk J. Debbink, chief of navy reserve, describe the importance of the reserve component of the U.S. Navy at a recent meeting. Active duty reservists are currently serving in areas throughout the Pacific, Mideast, Persian Gulf, the Horn of Africa and the Atlantic. Also in attendance were three navy academy midshipman candidates from Lee County: Cole Wright (Evangelical Christian School), Samantha Robbins (Canterbury School) and Michael Higgins (Evangelical Christian School). This was the final meeting of the season. Meetings will resume in November. Vice Admiral Dirk J. Debbink accepts a gift of the American flag from MOAA Chapter President Roger Trifsthauser U.S. Navy Academy midshipman candidates: Cole Wright of Evangelical Christian High, Samantha Robbins of Canterbury School and Michael Higgins of Evangelical Christian School Tribute To Americas HeroesJoin the Fort Myers Recreation Division, the Lee County Chapter of the American Red Cross, and American Legion Post 38 on Sunday, May 27 at Centennial Park in Fort Myers for A Tribute To Americas Heroes, which will begin at 11 a.m. The tribute will feature performances by noted gospel recording artist Gayla James, Lee County Young Artist of the Year Sam Bostic, Ancelyn Willis and FMPD Officer Yvetta Dominque. The Lee County Sheriffs Office will provide a rifle salute and flyover. The Fort Myers Police Department will present the Colors and the United States Coast Guard will be laying a wreath on the Caloosahatchee River. Also, the American Red Cross will be accepting items for Care Packages for deployed troops such as individually wrapped pieces of hard candy (Twizzlers, Tootsie Rolls, Tootsie Roll Pops, bubble gum, Skittles, lollipops and Life Savers). Other items include microwave popcorn, peanuts, pretzels, Kool-Aid, drink mixes and other snack foods. Non-perishables include travel size wet wipes, sunscreen, lip balm and foot powder. Toiletry items such as shaving cream, razors, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and shower soap/gel while entertainment activities such as playing cards, puzzle books and reading material will also be accepted. Concessions will be available. Bring a blanket or lawn chair for seating. 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 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 MAKE YOUR MAKE YOUR MOTHERS DAY MOTHERS DAY BRUNCH BRUNCH RESERVATIONS! RESERVATIONS! Chinese & Japanese Cuisine Downtown Fort Myers (Post Otce Arcade Hotel Indigo) 1520 Broadway For Takeout & Delivery Tel: 334-6991 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEKMon-nurs 11am 10pm Fri-Sat 11am 11pm Sun 12pm 9pm Our email address is press@riverweekly.com


5 THE RIVER APRIL 20, 2012 Lee County Draws Tourism Year-Roundsubmitted by Commissioner Ray JudahEaster used to mark the end of tourist season but thanks to the vision and outstanding work of the Lee County Visitor and Convention Bureau and Tourism Development Council, visitors from all over the world enjoy our well-maintained beaches and amenities throughout the year. A strong collaborative partnership between the VCB/TDC and the Lee County Port Authority, with professional assistance from our marketing agents in German-speaking countries, the United Kingdom and Canada promote Lee County as the premier vacation destination for tourists throughout the world. The tourist tax is divided into three basic categories: 54 percent for marketing and advertising, 26 percent to maintain and manage our beaches and 20 percent for capital projects such as baseball stadiums. Recognizing that our beaches and waterways are the foundation of Lee Countys multi-billion dollar tourism economy, the TDC has funded more than $48 million during the past 10 years to manage and renourish our beaches and protect and maintain our rivers and coastal estuaries. Over the years, Lee County has worked with federal, state and local governments, along with special taxing districts such as the Captiva Erosion Prevention District, to ensure the proper management of our beaches from Boca Grande and Sanibel/Captiva to Fort Myers Beach and Bonita Beach. Tourist tax funds are also used extensively for county-wide projects such as rehabilitation of the fishing pier on Fort Myers Beach, nourishment of Yacht Club Beach in Cape Coral; restrooms on Sanibel, Bonita Beach and Lovers Key; and construction of numerous beach parks along our county coastline. Summer tourism is enhanced with TDC support of The Great Calusa Blueway for canoe, kayak, and paddleboard enthusiasts. Over the past eight years, the TDC has funded efforts to develop stricter water quality standards and landmark legislation to protect and restore the Caloosahatchee and coastal estuaries. However, increased federal and state funding for enhanced water storage and treatment of excessive releases of polluted water from Lake Okeechobee, coupled with meaningful changes in public policy by the South Florida Water Management District for managing Lake Okeechobee as a living ecosystem rather than a reservoir for agricultural runoff would greatly reduce adverse harm to the Caloosahatchee and coastal estuaries. The TDC also understands the importance of diversifying amenities to strengthen the flow of tourism revenue into our local economy. To that end, the tourist tax was used to build the Minnesota Twins Spring Training Complex and JetBlue Park. Major League baseball teams, amateur baseball organizations, and collegiate baseball and softball tournaments all place a lot of heads in beds while pumping more than $75 million annually into our local economy and extending the use of the stadiums far beyond the Spring Training season. The Fort Myers Miracle call the Lee County Sports Complex home for their 150-game season from April to August, and the Gulf Coast Instructional League uses the facility in the fall and winter. Amateur baseball tournaments are scheduled throughout the year intermixed with non-baseball events such as concerts, and garden and RV shows. JetBlue Park was designed to provide soccer fields after spring training and in fact, the South Florida Knights Soccer Club, a youth soccer organization with Global Premier Soccer, recently announced that JetBlue Park will be their new home starting this fall. The Knights will partner with North Fort Myers, Gateway and Sanibel soccer clubs. Furthermore, the Boston Red Sox will use JetBlue Park for rehabilitation of injured players and their Minor League rookie program. Other non-baseball events will include outdoor family movie nights, recreational sports leagues and concerts. The VCB and TDC have done an extraordinary job of balancing the use of tourist tax revenues to increase the flow of business to our motels, hotels, restaurants, retail stores and attractions; provide responsible stewardship of our precious water resources; and support a variety of amenities with year-round use. League Of Women VotersThe League of Women Voters of Lee County will hold their next monthly meeting on Saturday, May 5 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, 12601 University Drive in Fort Myers. The topic for the meeting is Lee County Mosquito Control, with executive director T. Wayne Gale providing a presentation on the need for mosquito control, how it is accomplished, the costs and an explanation of why Lee County is different than the other counties in Florida with regard to mosquito control. League members and the interested public may make reservations by e-mailing fishpatricia@yahoo.com or calling 466-8381. Cost to attend the lunch is $20, and student rates are available. Lunch choices include chicken cordon bleu, Tri Salad (tuna, chicken, krab) or vegetarian. For more information, contact Sandy Frank at 415-7654. The League of Women Voters of Lee County Florida is a non-partisan organization that promotes political responsibility through informed and active participation of citizens in government and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Information on the programs and issues of the League of Women Voters is available on the web at www.lwv.org, www.lwvfla. org and www.lwvlee.org. Call 278-1032 or e-mail lwvlee@yahoo.com. 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 Yacht Club Aids Childrens HospitalOn March 10, St. Charles Yacht Club in south Fort Myers held a boating event for children who had been treated, or were currently under care, at The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. The event, entitled Making Waves for The Childrens Hospital, organized and funded by the club, included lunch in the open air at the marina with lots of games including remote controlled powerboats in the swimming pool. Fifteen children, many of whom were hospitalized at The Childrens Hospital the day before the event, and their families were greeted by NBC-2 Meteorologist Robert Van Winkle. The children and their parents received special attention from U.S. Coast Guard officers who gave tours of their exciting and fast silver and red boat, and were also invited to get aboard a TowBoatUS rescue vessel. For this event, BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water sent the club loaner life preservers and SAIL magazine provided name tag holders which can also be used as sunglass retainers. The highlight of the day was going out on the Caloosahatchee River aboard St. Charles Yacht Club members boats after lunch. The children were encouraged to sit alongside the captains. All the captains reported great enthusiasm. It was incredibly special to see the childrens faces light up as they came aboard and then felt the freedom of boating, said Joanne Garner, childrens event committee chair. On the same evening, a gala dinner and auction brought over 100 club members and guests to St. Charles Yacht Club. Resident Victor Mayeron served as Master of Ceremonies and auctioneer. There was a spirited live auction of five items: a week on a Moorings 47-foot powerboat in the British Virgin Islands, five days at South Seas Island Resort including an Offshore Sailing School learn to sail course, a gift certificate to Congress Jewelers on Sanibel, a progressive dinner in four Mediterranean-style villas owned by club members, and a week at Fish Tales, a private home on North Captiva. To date $72,657 has been raised through child sponsorships, a shopping spree at Chicos Company Store, private donations and pledges, event registrations, and the silent and live auctions. We are grateful to our members and guests for such incredibly generous support of our Making Waves for The Childrens Hospital project, said Liz Byck, event co-chair and auction committee chair. Club members, the children and their families bonded through the special events and plan to keep in touch. The St. Charles Yacht Club has an active art group which has invited one of the young girls, under treatment for cancer, to exhibit her jewelry at the clubs annual art show.


THE RIVER APRIL 20, 20126 Hortoons From page 2Boy Scout Troop 18Gateway Trinity Lutheran Church of Fort Myers. Visit the site where decades ago, scouts had fun as they acquired skills that prepared them for adult life. See the cornerstone laid with great hopes in 1944. Then, drop by the Southwest Florida Museum of History at 2031 Jackson Street to learn more about the historic East Fort Myers neighborhood. For information, call 321-7430 or go to www.swflmuseumofhistory.com. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Then, visit one of the areas best research centers the Southwest Florida Historical Society where you can read Bartlesons history of several Fort Myers Boy Scout troops. 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 Scouting in Fort Myers, The Early Days by Doug Bartleson. From page 1Sand Bash Sand Bash has successfully brought so much attention to Fort Myers Beach, we are honored to partner with this fun event by bringing films to the beach, said Mark List, chairman of the Fort Myers Beach Film Festival Board. Park yourself on a beach chair or blanket and settle in for a free entertaining evening. Guests are welcome to attend daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from April 20 to 29. There will be many interactive activities for guests to partake in, including: Watch world-renowned sand sculptor, John Gowdy, create a painting on a spinning canvas to music known as Flying Colors. Once complete, Gowdys paintings are auctioned with a portion of the sale going to a local charity Kids activities area with bounce houses, water slides and more Chain saw art demonstrations with world-renowned Canadian artist Craig Mutch Sand sculpting demonstrations presented by The Sand Lovers Photo opportunities with sand sculptures Two amateur sand sculpting contests for all ages Over 50 vendors from around the country offering food, beverages, specialty retail and arts and crafts Quick Sand, a speed sculpting competition presented by The Sand Lovers The Sand Lovers, LLC, a professional sand sculpting company, and the Fort Myers Beach Holiday Inn have teamed up to produce the events. Master sculptors from around the world are coming to create new exhibition sculptures, something a bit different for Southwest Florida. Working without time limits, the sculptors work promises to be spectacular. Over the past few years, The Sand Lovers has directly and indirectly donated over $130,000 to local charities from past sand sculpting events. We always make it a point to give back to the local community through charity donations and this years Sand Bash will be no different, said Marianne Knight, owner and professional sand sculptor. For the Fort Myers Beach event, tickets are just $5 and children 5 and under are free. For a family of four, tickets are $18 and tickets to the wine tasting tent are $20 (includes sand access). For more information, go to www.sandbash.com. For Tin City viewing and wine tasting event are $15. For more information, go to www.tin-city.com. Location & Transportation The second annual Sand Bash will be held at the Holiday Inn located at 6890 Estero Boulevard in Fort Myers Beach. Attendees are encouraged to arrive from the south in order to avoid traffic congestion. Event directors have coordinated a revolving bus system to transport attendees from the Lovers Key parking area to the site on the weekends. The Naples Sand Bash event will be held at Tin City, located at 1200 Fifth Avenue South in Naples. Indispensable Advice from Dr. Dave Get your copy of Dr. Daves Book at Sanibel Island Books and Gifts,1571 Periwinkle Way 472-5223


7 THE RIVER APRIL 20, 2012 Dancing With The Docs GalaThe community is invited to the Dancing With The Docs Gala on Sunday, April 29 at 6 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel at the Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers. This fundraiser benefits Jewish Family Services of the Jewish Federation of Lee and Charlotte Counties. The Fred Astaire Dance School is offering eight complimentary lessons to each of the participating doctors to learn a dance routine for the competition. The instructors will participate in the competition as dance partners for the doctors. They will also open the evening with a professional dance show. Emcee for the evening will be Fox 4 anchorman Patrick Nolan. The doctors participating in the dance competition are Dr. Lowell Hart, Dr. Amy Wecker, Dr. Tatiana Reynolds, Dr. Konnie Yankopulus, Dr. Anne McNamara, Dr. Peter Denk, Dr. Lynn Einbinder and Dr. Manish Bhalla. The evening promises to be lots of fun and everyone attending may participate in judging the winners by buying votes for their favorite dancing doctor. Votes cost $1 each. There will also be a silent auction at the event. General admission tickets are $65 each and include one cocktail, one vote, three-course dinner (entre choices are salmon or vegetarian) and the dance show. Tickets are available online at www.DancingWithDocs.com. For more information, contact Naomi Rubin at the Jewish Federation at 4814449 ext. 3 or naomirubin@jfedlcc.org. Patrick Nolan Ma Ma M Ma rk rk rk et et e a a a nd nd nd R R R es es es s ta ta ta a ur ur ur an an an t t t op op op en en en en 7 7 7 7 d d d ay ay ay s: s: 1 1 1 1 1 a. a. m. m. m t t o o o 9 9 9 p. p. m. m. 1 1 1 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 5 5 5 0 0 0 0 S S S a a a n n n C C C a a a r r r l l o o s s B B l l v v v d d d . , F F F t t . M M y y y e e r r s s , F F F L L L 3 3 3 3 3 3 9 9 9 3 3 3 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 9 9 9 9 9 . . 4 4 4 4 4 8 8 8 8 8 2 2 2 2 . 6 6 6 6 7 7 7 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 | | | | S S S h h h o o o a a a l l l s s s W W W i i i n n n e e e B B B a a a a r r r . c c c o o o m m m m | | S S S S a a n n n n d d d y y y y B B B u u t t t l l e e e r r r . c c o o o m m m e e e e d d d d , f f f r r r e e e e s s s s h h h h a a a a a n n n n n n d d d d d f f f f f f u u u u u n n n n ! ! L L L L o o o c c c a a a l l l l l l l l y y y o o o o w w w w n n n n n n e e e WINE DINNER April 24 | 7 p.m. | RSVP by April 22 $40/Person 3-Course Tastin g Meal Enjoy a fabulous three-course tasting dinner paired with a n exce ll ent se l ection o f Ca l i f o rn ia w in es a t S h oa l s Restaurant & Wine Bar. Be sure to reserve y our seats b y ca ll ing 239.482.6765. C ourse r ed Scallo p s with Lemon c onut Curr y Aio l i pa ire d h Pavi l ion Crossi ng a rdonnay 2n d Course Anti p asto p aired with C art l i d ge an d Browne Zinfandel 3r d Course Su rf an d Turf: Pe Pe ti ti t t Fi Fi le le t t wi wi th th Be Be Be ar ar a na na n is is i e e Sa Sa S uc uc c e e an an d d d Sh Sh Sh ri ri ri mp mp m S S S ca ca mp mp mp i, i, i, G G G re re re en en en Be Be Be an an an s s s an a an an an d d d d d Sh Sh Sh Sh S oe oe oe st st st ri ri ri ng ng ng Fr Fr Fr Fr F ie ie ie ie s. s. s. . P P P P P ai ai ai ai ai re re re re d d d d d d wi wi wi w th th th Ra Ra Ra Ra a a R ms ms ms ms m ms pe pe pe pe pe pe pe pe p p ck ck ck ck ck ck ck C C C C C C C ab ab ab ab ab er er er er e r ne ne ne ne ne n t. t t. t. t. 1st C Sea r Co c wit h C h a Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER APRIL 20, 20128 Along The RiverNervous Nellies on Fort Myers Beach is a casual, family-fun restaurant that boasts a large selection of appetizers, fresh seafood, over-stuffed sandwiches and entres. Dine inside in air-conditioned comfort or outside on Nellies expansive waterfront patio. Grab a bite to eat or drink and jam to the beats of live reggae, rock and island music from the areas premier musical talent. Just upstairs from Nellies is Uglys Waterside Bar, the place where everyone gets prettier. Happy hour specials are served all day, every day. This Friday, April 20, Harrold Antoine plays downstairs from 1 to 5 p.m. followed by the Picket Fence Band from 6 to 10 p.m. while 420 with Mark Kobie plays upstairs from 6 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, its Jimmy G downstairs from 1 to 5 p.m. followed by the Ira Wilkes from 6 to 10 p.m.; Sunday, No Way Jos downstairs from 1 to 5 p.m. followed by High Tide from 6 to 10 p.m. and Free Spirit upstairs from 6 to 10 p.m.; Monday, Mary Winner downstairs from 1 to 5 p.m. followed by Left of Center 6 to 10 p.m. while Rob Matson plays upstairs from 6 to 10 p.m.; Tuesday, Smokin Bill plays downstairs from 1 to 5 p.m. followed by Harrold Antoine from 6 to 10 p.m. while Phil Oxford plays upstairs from 6 to 10 p.m.; Wednesday, Dave Collaton downstairs from 1 to 5 p.m. followed Ira Wilkes from 6 to 10 p.m. while Rob Matson plays upstairs from 6 to 10 p.m; and Thursday, Laurie Star Duo downstairs from 1 to 5 p.m followed by Mike Glean from 6 to 10 p.m. and The Oyster Band upstairs from 6 to 10 p.m. Nervous Nellies and Uglys are located at 1131 First Street, Fort Myers Beach. Parking for your car or boat is free for patrons. The GPS coordinates for Nellies Snug Harbour Marina are 26.41 N 81.18 W. Call 463-8077 or go to www.nervousnellies.net. On Sunday, April 22 from 12:30 to 4 p.m., the Jewish Federation of Lee and Charlotte Counties is hosting the annual Israel Fest. The event is a celebration of Israeli Independence Day through Israeli arts, food and music. Its a day of wholesome fun for the entire family. This years celebration includes: A shaded area with chairs to enjoy the celebration and listen to live music Delicious fresh food prepared by Chef Dalia Hemed Adult and children singers from Temple Beth El and Temple Judea performances Lynn and Joe Goldovitz performing Israeli and Jewish folk music The Shalom Dancers performing and teaching Israeli dances A craft booth where of kids all ages can make arts and crafts free of charge Kids can create a t-shirt with their name in Hebrew for a nominal fee The popular Archaeology Dig will return A 10-foot by 60-foot display depicting Israels history and the history of Jews in Florida Local temples and Jewish organizations will have booths with program and event information Vendors selling gifts and jewelry Israel Fest will be held at the Jewish Federation, 9701 Commerce Center Court (off Bass and Summerlin Roads), Fort Myers. The entrance fee of $2 for anyone over the age of 12 will benefit the local Jewish Family Services. For more information, go to www.JewishFederationLCC.org. On Tuesday, April 24, Shoals Restaurant & Wine Bar is hosting its April wine dinner. Enjoy a fabulous three-course tasting dinner paired with an excellent selection of California wines starts beginning at 7 p.m. First course is seared scallops with lemon coconut curry aioli paired with a Pavilion Crossing chardonnay; second course is antipasto paired with a Cartlidge and Browne zinfandel; and third course is a surf and turf of petite filet mignon with shrimp scampi served with barnaise, green beans and shoestring fries paired with a Ramspeck cabernet. The cost is $40 per person and reservations are required by April 22. All wines served at the dinner can be purchased next door at The Sandy Butler Market. Shoals Restaurant & Wine Bar is located at 17650 San Carlos Boulevard, Fort Myers. Call 482-6765 or go to www. shoalswinebar.com. Theres a beach party every weekend at Nervous Nellies on Fort Myers Beach Shoals Restaurant & Wine Bar, next door to The Sandy Butler Market, is hosting its monthly three-course wine dinner on April 24 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. Squeaky Clean, LLCGood Honest CleaningResidential and Commercial Licensed, Bonded, Insured Jamee Ferous 239.464.4746 jferous@gmail.com Our email address is press@riverweekly.com


9 THE RIVER APRIL 20, 2012Celebration Of Women To Benefit Hope HospiceFor the past five years, nearly 1,000 women have gathered each spring in downtown Fort Myers to honor the female spirit and the important role women have in our society as caregivers. The Celebration of Women to benefit Hope Hospice has been a sellout every year. Tickets are now on sale for the 2012 event, and organizers are projecting another sellout. What makes the celebration so popular? The fun! This year, guests will enjoy a champagne reception, silent auction, raffle, boutique shopping, lunch and a fashion show by Saks Fifth Avenue, Mirage Boutique, Jennifers and Brodeur Carvelle. Also, nationally-acclaimed musical artists Mark Sanders and Lee Van Asten will perform Broadway showtunes. Winners in the auction and raffle will have even more reasons to celebrate. Among the available items: A pink Piaggio Vespa LX50 scooter, valued at $6,000 Unprecedented personal pampering with a $1,500 gift certificate to Azul Spa A 46-inch flat screen TV from Bill Smith Appliances and Electronics, valued at $1,399 A Whirlpool Cabrio Energy Star, High-Efficiency Washer and Dryer, valued at $1,800, courtesy of Home-Tech See you at the Celebration! has become something I hear throughout the year from so many people in the community, said Hope Hospice president and CEO Samira K. Beckwith. We really look forward to this fun afternoon with long-time friends and new ones, in support of a very important cause. This years Celebration of Women will be held on Thursday, April 26 at the Harborside Event Center in downtown Fort Myers. Doors open at 11 a.m. and valet parking will be available. Tickets are $55 per person. Tables for eight guests are $550. Event sponsorships are available from $1,000 to $10,000. Tickets may be purchased online at www.hopehospice.org/celebration. For tickets and sponsorship information, contact Sherri Holly at 855-4543104 or sherri.holly@hopehcs.org. Proceeds from the event benefit Hope Hospice, with a special emphasis on Hope Kids Care, for children with a serious illness, grieving or at the end of life. The Celebration of Women event committee includes co-chairs Sandy Stilwell and Rose Bernal-Rundle as well as Victoria Black, Dodie Booher, Michel Doherty, Sharlene Dozier, Heather Fitzenhagen, Deanna Hansen, Elaine Hawkins, Amy Hawthorne, Jacque Miloff, Liz Munz, Jenna Persons, Betty Sanders, Judy Sowers, Rena Tchekmian, Mary Jo Walker and Raimonda Childress. Sponsors of this years event include The Bireley Family Funds, The George and Mary Jo Sanders Foundation, Harborside Event Center, The NewsPress Media Group, Saks Fifth Avenue, Condo & HOA Law Group, Gulfshore Life magazine, Private Client Insurance Services, Stilwell Enterprises/Sunshine Grille, Lee County Sheriffs Department, Azul Spa/Dr. Patrick Flaherty, Times of the Islands/TOTI Media, Accent Business Products, Jennifers, Mirage Boutique, Bill Smith Electronics and Appliances, Brodeur Carvell, FineMark Bank, The Hansen and Humprey Families, Home-Tech, Eco-Spaces/ Landex Resorts, Lynn and Lory Kirby, Liz Munz, Mainsail Video Productions, John E. and Aliese Price Foundation, and Northern Trust. For more information, visit www. hopehcs.org. From left, event committee member Heather Fitzenhagen, committee co-chair Sandy Stilwell, and Hope HealthCare Services president and CEO Samira K. 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Churches/TemplesALL FAITHS UNITARIAN CONGREGATION Member of UUA 2756 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers Six blocks south of the Edison/Ford Winter Estates; 2 miles N of Colonial Boulevard Minister: Reverend Dr. Wayne Robinson Sunday services: 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. Kids Intangible Gifts sessions, kindergarten through sixth grade Unitarian Summer: 11 a.m. Tapestry of Faith Programs, child care provided Adult workshops: 9:30 a.m. Faith Like a River: Themes from UU History. 226-0900, Email: allfaithsuc@embarqmail. com, Website: www.allfaiths-uc.org ALL SAINTS BYZANTINE RITE CATHOLIC CHURCH 10291 Bayshore Rd., N. Fort Myers Divine Liturgy is on Sun. at 10:30 a.m.; Rosary begins at 10 a.m. Lenten services (Presancti ed Liturgy) will be on Wed. evenings at 6 p.m. starting on Feb. 22. Administrator is Very Rev. Peter Lickman, ph. 305-651-0991. We are a Church of the Eastern Catholic or Byzantine Rite, 1.5 mi. east of Int. 75. ANNUNCIATION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH 8210 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers Reverend Fr. Athanasios Michalos Orthros Service Sunday 9 a.m. Divine Liturgy Sunday 10 a.m. Fellowship Programs, Greek School, Sunday School, Community Night 239-481-2099 BETH SHILOH MESSIANIC SYNAGOGUE 15675 McGregor Boulevard, 437-3171 Rabbi: Judah Hungerman Friday Service, 8 p.m., Saturday Service, 11 a.m. Shabbat School Saturday Morning, Adult Hebrew Classes. Call for information on full program. BREAD OF LIFE MINISTRIES CHURCH OF GOD 16581 McGregor Boulevard, 267-3166 Just past the Tanger Outlet Mall Pastor: Barry Lentz, 281-3063 Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study, 7 p.m. CHAPEL OF CYPRESS COVE 10200 Cypress Cove Circle Fort Myers 239-850-3943, Located at Cypress Cove Retirement Center on HealthPark Campus An ecumenical non-denominational community of believers. Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study, 7 p.m. Reverendt Ted Althouse, Pastor revtedalthouse@aol.com CHURCH OF THE CROSS: 13500 Freshman Lane; 768-2188 Pastors: Jeff Moran and Michael Bulter; A nondenominational church emphasizing a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Sunday Service: 9 a.m. Contemporary 10:45 a.m. Traditional. COVENANT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 2439 McGregor Boulevard, 334-8937 Reverend Dr. Jeffrey DeYoe, Senior Pastor Reverend David Dietzel, Pastor Emeritus. Traditional Sunday service 10 a.m. Nursery available CYPRESS LAKE BAPTIST CHURCH 8400 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 481-5442 Randy A. Alston, Reverend. Sunday Services: Bible study, 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship, 11 a.m., Evening Worship, 7 p.m., Wednesday Prayer Meeting, 6:30 p.m. CYPRESS LAKE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 8260 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 481-3233; Clint Cottrell, pastor Sunday services: 8 and 11 a.m. Traditional; 9:30 a.m. Contemporary; 9:45 a.m. Childrens Church K4J Kids for Jesus CYPRESS LAKE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 8570 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 482-1250 8 and 11 a.m. Sunday Traditional Service 9:30 a.m. Praise Service Sunday School all times FAITH FELLOWSHIP WORLD OUTREACH MINISTRIES 6111 South Pointe Boulevard, Fort Myers, 278-3638. Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Voice of Faith, WCRN 13.50 AM Radio, Sunday, 1:30 p.m.; Thursday Service, 7:30 p.m.; Friday Youth Service, 7:30 p.m. Nursery care for pre-school children and Childrens Church for ages 5-12 available at each service. FAITH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 15690 McGregor Boulevard Fort Myers, 482-2030 Pastor: David Stauffer. Traditional services 8:45 a.m.; Contemporary, 10:30 a.m. Go south on McGregor Boulevard. The church is mile past the intersection of Gladiolus and San Carlos Boulevard on the way to Sanibel. FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST 2390 West First Street, next door to Edison Estates. Sunday Morning Service and Sunday School, 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday Evening Testimony Meeting, 7:30 p.m. Child care provided at all services. Visit our Reading Room for quiet study at: 2281 W. First Street, River District www.spirituality.com and www.christianscience.com FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 13545 American Colony Boulevard off Daniels Parkway in the Colony, Fort Myers, 936-2511 Pastor: Reverend Joey Brummett Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Family Night, 7 p.m. FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH in the Downtown Fort Myers River District 2466 First Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901 239-332-1152, www.fumcftmyers.org Sunday: 9 a.m. Contemporary Worship 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Coffee Fellowship 10:30 a.m. Traditional Worship 5 p.m. Youth Program 7 p.m. Spanish Worship FORT MYERS CHRISTIAN CHURCH (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST) A STEPHEN MINISTRIES CONGREGATION 5916 Winkler Road, Fort Myers, 437-4330 Reverend Mark Condrey, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Church School: 9:15 a.m. FORT MYERS CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST: 8210 College Parkway, Fort Myers, 482-3133. Philip White, pastor Morning Worship: 10 a.m. Church School: 10:15 a.m. Adult Forum: 11:30 a.m. HOLY THEOTOKOS MONASTERY 111 Evergreen Road, North Fort Myers, 997-2846 Eastern Orthodox mens monastery. Liturgical services conducted in the English, Greek and Church Slavonic languages, following the Julian (Old) Calendar. Liturgical Services: Sundays and Holy Days: The Third and Sixth Hours at 8:30 a.m.; Divine Liturgy at 9 a.m. IONA-HOPE EPISCOPAL CONGREGATION 9650 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers 454-4778 The Reverend Dr. John S. Adler, pastor. Weekly services: Saturday 5 p.m., Eucharist with Healing Sunday 8 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite One; 9:30 a.m., Family Eucharist with Healing and Church School Tuesday 9:30 a.m., Morning Prayer (in Spanish); Wednesday 9:30 a.m., Eucharist with Healing. Child care available at Saturday 5 p.m. and Sunday 9:30 a.m. services. JESUS THE WORKER CATHOLIC CHURCH: 881 Nuna Avenue, Fort Myers, 481-1143 Masses Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 8 and 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. KINGDOM LIFE CHURCH 2154 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, 218-8343 Pastor Randy and Anita Thurman 10:30 a.m. Sunday Service All are welcome. LAMB OF GOD LUTHERAN/EPISCOPAL CHURCH Corner Cypress View Drive and Koreshan Boulevard, Three Oaks area, Fort Myers, 267-3525 Walter Fohs, pastor; Becky RobbinsPenniman, associate pastor Sunday worship services: 8 a.m. Early Grace Traditional 9 a.m. Awesome Grace Contemporary 10:30 a.m. Classic Grace Traditional 8:45 & 10 a.m. Sunday School Gods Group MESSIAH REFORMED CHURCH Worship Gathering Sunday 10 a.m. Pastor Alan Bondar Fort Myers Villas Civic Association Bldg. 2306 Sunrise Blvd. Fort Myers, 220-8519 website: messiahreformed.com 6:30 p.m Wednesday Bible Study noon Sunday Fellowship Lunch Monthly Teen Events see website for podcasts, special events, ministries, calendar, blogs, etc. NEW BEGINNINGS CENTER New Home Church, 8505 Jenny Cae Lane, North Fort Myers, 239-656-0416 Weekly Friday Meeting Meet & Greet: 6:30 p.m. Kingdom Teaching: 7 p.m. Fellowship and refreshments after service. nbcministry@embarqmail.com, www.facebook. com/nbcministry. Alex & Patricia Wiggins, Ministers NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH OF FORT MYERS 16120 San Carlos Boulevard, Unit 10 239-985-8503 9:45 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 11 a.m Sunday Morning Worship. 7 p.m. Wednesday Evening Bible Study NEW HOPE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 3825 McGregor Boulevard. Fort Myers Pastors: Stu Austin and Howard Biddulph 8 & 9:30 a.m. Traditional Worship 11 a.m. Contemporary Worship 8, 9:30 & 11 a.m. Sunday School Youth and Childrens programming runs concurrent to Sunday services. Nursery care provided at all services 274-1230. For more information visit: www.newhopefortmyers.org PEACE COMMUNITY CHURCH Meets at Ft. Myers Beach Masonic Lodge 17625 Pine Ridge Road, Fort Myers Beach 267-7400. Pastors Bruce Merton, Gail & RC Fleeman 9:45 a.m. Traditional Worship 11:15 a.m. Contemporary Worship Phone 267-7400 Fax 267-7407 Web site: peacecommunitychurch.com e-mail: peace1265@aol.com PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH Saturday, Worship 5 p.m. Sunday, Worship8 and 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays during Lent soup dinner at 5:30 p.m., Compline Service at 7 p.m. Peace is a member of the ELCA. We celebrate weekly communion with traditional liturgy, organ and choir. 15840 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, 437-2599, www.peaceftmyers.com, peace@peaceftmyers.com REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH 3950 Winkler Ext., Fort Myers, 274-0143 8:15 and 10:15 a.m. Sunday Services Daily early learning center/day care RIVER OF LIFE ASSEMBLY OF GOD 21580 River Ranch Rd, Estero 239-495-0400 Senior Pastor: Todd Weston 8 and 9:45 a.m Services; 11:30 a.m. Legacy Service, multi-generational SAMUDRABADRA BUDDHIST CENTER Meditation classes. All are welcome. Guided meditations offering many methods for relaxing the body and focusing the mind on virtuous objects to bring increasing peace and happiness into daily activity. For information, class times and locations call 567-9739 or visit www. MeditationInFortMyers.org. SOUTHWEST BAPTIST CHURCH 16940 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, 454-3336 Robert G. Kasten, Pastor Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m. Nursery available 9:45 a.m. Sunday School for all ages Junior Church grades one to five Wee Church Pre-K to K Evening Service 6 p.m. Wednsday Service 6 p.m. ST. COLUMBKILLE CATHOLIC CHURCH 12171 Iona Road, Fort Myers, off McGregor and north of Gladiolus. 489-3973 Father Joseph Clifford. Weekly masses: Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. Weekend masses: Saturday 3 and 5 p.m.; Sunday: 7, 9,11, and 5:30 p.m. Reconciliation is available at the church on Saturdays at noon and by appointment SAINT JOHN THE APOSTLE METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCH 3049 Mcgregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, 344-0012 Pastor Reverend Steve Filizzi An Affirming & Inclusive Congregation Sunday Services, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Mid-Week Service, Wednesday 6:30 p.m. ST. MICHAEL LUTHERAN CHURCH & SCHOOL (LCMS) 3595 Broadway, Fort Myers 239-939-4711, www.smlcs.org Wednesday Fellowship: 5:30 p.m. Dinner $5, 6:15 p.m. bible studies Worship: Saturday, 5:30 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. with 9:15 a.m. adult and childrens Bible Study, plus marriage enrichment studies. Divorce Care on Thursdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. During Lent: Wednesday worship noon and 6:15 p.m. TEMPLE BETHEL SYNAGOGUE 16225 Winkler Rd. 433-0018. Rabbi Jeremy Barras E-mail: rabbi.barras@templebethel.com Cantorial soloist: Lawrence Dermer Temple educator: Dale Cohen, MaEd, RJE Shabbat Services, Friday, 7:30 p.m. Torah Study, Saturday, 9:15 a.m. Religious Education; Sunday School and Midweek classes, Preschool Classes, Monday through Friday Web site: www.templebethel.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 20, 201210


11 THE RIVER APRIL 20, 2012WCI Community Donates Proceeds From Holiday Ornament SalesResidents of Pelican Preserve made wonderful use of Swarovski crystal pieces donated to them from WCI Communities after the pieces were no longer needed for a chandelier in one of WCIs properties. The group of ladies made and sold custom holiday ornaments from the crystals, which raised $2,000. The group chose to donate their proceeds to The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Floridas Gift Of A Lifetime Campaign, which seeks to raise $125 million to build a new, free-standing tower at HealthPark Medical Center. That facility will house 136 new beds to treat children and grandchildren from the six-county area. Terri Lollio, Pelican Preserve fitness and activities director, Pat Archer; Tracy Connelly, senior director of development for The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida; Sue Jensen; and Judi Simpson. Not pictured is Dotti Hansen From page 10Churches/TemplesSaturday morning at 9 a.m. Religious School Sunday morning Web site: www.tjswfl.org Preschool director: JoAnn Goldman email templejudeapreschool@gmail.com 433-0201, Web site: www.tjswfl.org Affiliated: United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism THE CHABAD LUBAVITCH OF SW FLORIDA ORTHODOX 5620 Winkler Road, Fort Myers Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz 433-7708, E-mail: rabbi@chabadswf.org Web site: www.chabadswf.org Services: Friday 6:30 p.m.; Saturday Kabbalah class 9 a.m.; Shacharit 10 a.m.; Kiddush at noon Minyan: Monday and Thursday 7 a.m. THE NEW CHURCH The New Church of SWFL is located 10811 Sunset Plaza Circ. #401, behind Zoomers. Rev. Gabriella Cahaley officiates worship services on Sundays at 11 a.m. during the season. Other worship events are held on the beach in Fort Myers Beach. See our webpage http://www.newchurchflorida.com/ or call for more information 239-481-5535. THOMAS A. EDISON CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH 1619 Llewellyn Drive Fort Myers Just off McGregor across from the Edison/ Ford Winter Estates 334-4978 Senior Minister: Douglas Kelchner Traditional Worship Sundays 10:15 a.m. Website: www.taecc.com 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. Our email address is press@riverweekly.com Volunteers Are Backbone Of Food BankThe Harry Chapin Food Bank has a plethora of volunteers that help carry out the mission of the food bank. In 2011, 2,154 volunteers donated over 32,000 hours; this represents a value of more than $680,000. In March of this year, 2,012 volunteers donated 3,159 hours sorting and packing 40,648 pounds of food. National Volunteer Week, April 15 to 21, is the opportune time to give thanks to these volunteers who serve in many capacities, including sorting and packing food, processing fresh produce and donated items, repacking products, serving at mobile food pantries, providing administrative assistance, working at events, and serving on committees. The Harry Chapin Food Bank volunteers come from many walks of life professionals who donate their services, retirees, students, faith-based and community service organizations and corporate groups. National Volunteer Week is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. Its about demonstrating to the nation that by working together, we have the fortitude to meet our challenges and accomplish our goals. Sponsored by Points of Light Institute, National Volunteer Week was established in 1974 and has grown each subsequent year. Currently, the Harry Chapin Food Bank is seeking volunteers to help with the 20th annual Letter Carrier Food Drive on Saturday, May 12. Volunteers will help with a preliminary sort of the donated food picked up by the letter carriers. For more information about volunteering for this event or other opportunities, contact Bedzaida Bryen at 334-7007 ext. 141 or bedzaidabryen@harrychapinfoodbank.org. For additional information about the Harry Chapin Food Bank, visit www.harrychapinfoodbank.org. Villas Elementary School personnel spent a Saturday morning helping sort food at the Harry Chapin Food BankAnnual African AID 5K RaceThe African AID 5K Race is an annual fundraising event sponsored by New Hope Presbyterian Church and the Fort Myers Track Club for the children of South Africa who are affected by the HIV/AIDS pandemic. All of the proceeds raised will be donated to World Vision, a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. The race will begin at 7:30 a.m. this Saturday, April 21 at New Hope Presbyterian Church, 3825 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers. The route will run along McGregor Boulevard from Jefferson Street to El Prado Street and back to the church. McGregor Boulevard will be closed to traffic from Jefferson Street to El Prado Street from 7:30 to 8:15 a.m. Awards will be given out to the top male and female runners in the following categories: Overall, Masters, Grand Master, and Senior Grand Master in age categories ranging from 9 and under to 70 and over. Scoring and results will be calculated with the ChronoTrack D-Tag System. Refreshments will be served and awards will be presented immediately following the race. Each participant will also receive a free African AID 5K Race t-shirt. Walkers are welcome, too! A registration form can be completed online at www.ftmyerstrackclub.com, picked up at New Hope Presbyterian Church at 3825 McGregor Boulevard, or filled out on-site on race day starting at 6:45 a.m. Early registration is $25 for adults and $10 for ages 17 and under. Race day registration is $30 for adults and the same price for ages 17 and under. For more information, call the Fort Myers Track Club at 332-4786 or visit www. ftmyerstrackclub.com.


THE RIVER APRIL 20, 201212 Tarpon Not Biting, But Redfish Areby Capt. Matt MitchellConditions to catch a tarpon were tough at best this week. Windy mornings and even windier afternoons made finding rolling tarpon hard if not next to impossible. A few mornings we did have a window of a few hours before the sea breeze kicked up. I did have several reports of good numbers of fish in the Knapps Point area at first light until around 9 a.m. The fish were not in great numbers but pods of tarpon were found anywhere from in close to the beach out to around 20 feet of water. The bite seemed to be over by about 10 a.m. One afternoon, despite the strong sea breeze, I found a good number of tarpon around Captiva Rocks in the middle sound. Although they were free-jumping and rolling all around the pack of six or more boats fishing them, no one hooked up. With so many tarpon being sighted I cannot wait for these winds to lie down and make it possible to go out and sight-fish. Areas both inside and outside Captiva and Redfish passes have been great places to bend a rod. Spanish mackerel, ladyfish and sharks make up the majority of the action but you never really know what type offish the next bite will bring. Free-lining live shiners either while drifting or from an anchored boat was the way to go here. Redfish fishing up against the mangroves on the higher tides was about the best action in town for me this week. This was the first week I can remember in a long time that we did not catch any short reds at all. Every one caught was a respectable 22 inches and up around the 27-inch max. I spent the majority of my time redfish fishing along the wind-blown sides of mangrove keys in the southern sound. The type of bait really did not seem to matter once you located the fish. Fishing with long-time client Jerry Raffa from Sea Isle, New Jersey early in the week, I had one of the most productive redfish trips since the fall. We started out throwing chunks of cut ladyfish and mullet up under the mangroves. The first stop produced one nice keeper and another two or three good hook-ups the anglers lost. For the next three hours we moved mangrove shoreline to mangrove shoreline catching at least a few redfish at every stop. No one spot held huge numbers of the hungry redfish but every stop produced at least a few good sized ones. At one point, while throwing live pinfish under popping corks, the redfish would chase the baits up onto the surface and stick their entire head out of the water to take the bait. Sure this fishing trip was scheduled on the best high tide we have had in months a 2.7-foot tide and as soon as the tide stopped coming in, it was like the off-switch was flipped and the bite completely quit. The redfish bite has been very consistent all week if you can get out on the last few hours of a good high incoming tide. Add to that a south wind of any kind and redfish have been a good bet. While chasing them this week, we also caught a 19-inch flounder along with gag grouper and several small snook. The bigger trout that have been around for a month or more really seemed to have disappeared on us this week. Stirred up dirty water made getting on any decent sized trout much harder than it has been. Fishing the passes on the slow or even slack tides with a live shiner on or close to the bottom did catch a few limits of trout this week. The reports I have had in recent weeks of some much bigger trout out along the beaches quickly came to an end too with choppy conditions gulfside. Capt. Matt Mitchell has been fishing local waters since he moved to Sanibel in 1980. He now lives in St. James City and works as a back country fishing guide. If you have comments or questions email captmattmitchell@aol.com. Send Us Your Fish TalesThe River Weekly would like to hear from anglers about their catches. Send us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of catch, species and weight, and include photographs with identification. Drop them at the River Weekly, 1609 Hendry Street, Suite 15, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, or email to press@riverweekly.com. Paul Black with a 24-inch gag grouper caught while fishing with Capt. Matt Mitchell ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. 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Asking $96,500 40 Freedom Center Cockpit Ketch 1979 60 hp. diesel, 4 3 draft with board up, A/C, custom hard dodger & hardtop over center cockpit w/ side curtains, radar, spring 2012 maintenance completed. Asking $69,900 Local Waters/ Local Charts Class OfferedThe San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron, a unit of the United States Power Squadrons, will be offering the popular Local Waters/Local Charts class. The class will be held on Saturday, April 21 from 1:30pm to 4:30 p.m. at the Power Squadrons classroom, 16048 San Carlos Blvd. at the corner of Kelly Road (across from ACE Hardware) in Fort Myers. The class is directed towards new boaters and boaters new to the area, as well as those wishing to learn chart reading. It will provide the boater with some of the basics of navigation, oriented to the Fort Myers area. Students will be using chart 11427 and you must bring this chart to class. Optional On-The-Water training is also offered at a later date. Please check with the class instructor for details. The cost of the class is $40. Students can register online at www.scbps.com or call 466-4040.


13 THE RIVER APRIL 20, 2012 CROW Case Of The Week: Feeding Babiesby Patricia MolloySpringtime means baby feeding time at CROW. Students and volunteers work around the clock to feed orphaned youngsters in the raccoon, opossum and rabbit rooms on the ground floor of the clinic. Currently, the clinic is caring for 40 Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana) babies. The youngest ones must be tube fed a dried milk supplement every three hours. Once they are old enough to eat solid foods, the scavenging omnivores are fed a mixture of fruits, mice and soaked kitten chow. The raccoon (Procyon lotor) room contains dozens of little bandits that chatter day and night. They are generally orphaned; incidents of rabies and distemper are low in baby raccoons (i.e., muzzles not required). They are also tube fed and/or bottle fed a milk supplement until they transition to solid meals similar to those fed to the opossums. Feeding cute baby animals may seem like a dream job for volunteers and students, but as intern Megan Roan noted, The hardest thing is resisting playing with them because we must keep human contact to a minimum, even when they cry for attention. It takes weeks or months for the babies to mature enough to survive in the wild. With baby season just beginning, you can do your part in helping local wildlife by donating items from the clinics wish list: paper towels, Purina ONE Kitten Chow, Purina Puppy Chow (no colored chunks), wild bird seed, bleach, fragrance-free laundry detergent, new or gently used bath and hand towels, red heat lamps (250W), garbage bags (42 gallons) and ceramic crocks of all sizes (ramekins, etc.). CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from the Gulf Coast of Florida. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to PO Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit: www.crowclinic.org. Baby opossums like this one need to be fed every three hours Hey! Wheres my milk? OUR PATIENTS CANT PAY THEIR BILLS BUT YOU CAN HELP INSURE THE ANIMALS AT CROW CROW Daily 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 This young raccoon was squirmy and not quite ready to suckle. It had to be tube fed by student intern Megan Roan


THE RIVER APRIL 20, 201214 Plant SmartAmerican Sycamoreby Gerri ReavesAmerican sycamore (Platanus occidentalis) is a large tree with a spreading, pyramidal, or round crown. It can reach well over 100 feet in height with a spread nearly as wide. This straight-trunked tree is one of the largest broadleaf species in North America. Found in river floodplains and bottomland forests in the wild, in Florida it occurs mostly in northern counties and is not very common as far south as Lee County. Also called American planetree, its a fast grower that makes an excellent shade tree because of its dense foliage. This natives most identifiable characteristic is perhaps the beautiful peeling bark in shades of brown, gray, or green, with cream or white under-bark. Also distinctive are thelarge incised staror hand-shaped leaves with three to seven lobes.The inconspicuous red flowers appear in spring. Clusters of the spherical fruit turn from green to brown, some remaining on the tree after leaf fall. Although the seeds are not a major food source for wildlife, they are a food source for some songbirds as well as mammals. Older specimens, which sometimes have hollow trunks, provide habitat for a variety of cavity-nesters such as owls, flycatchers, and chimney swifts. This tree prefers plenty of moisture in rich well-drained soil. It is highly drought tolerant, but chronically dry conditions can shorten its life. Raised roots can be a problem for sidewalks and driveways, so give it plenty of room. In a natural site, however, those intertwining roots can help to stabilize soil and minimize erosion, so American sycamores are valuable in reclamation projects. Both the seed balls and falling leaves can be maintenance considerations, too. But for homeowners who prefer shade and less grass to mow, this elegant tree is a blessing. Sources: A Gardeners Guide to Floridas Native Plants by Rufino Osorio, Native Florida Plants by Robert G. Haehle and Joan Brookwell, edis.ifas.ufl.edu, floridata.com, and sfrc. ufl.edu. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. New leaves emerge in spring alongside seed balls that remained through the winter The ornamental peeling bark is one of American sycamores most distinctive characteristics photos by Gerri Reaves Caring For Your PlantsMake It Through The Dry Monthsby Justen DobbsMarch and April tend to be our driest months here in Southwest Florida. This winter, we have received a belowaverage rainfall. This can be detrimental to some palms, trees, plants and grass if they are not tended to properly. If you drive around town and look at most front lawns, you will notice that they are dry-looking or even dead. For those not fortunate enough to have an irrigation system, keeping plants and trees looking good throughout the year can be a difficult task. So, what can be done about it? A few simple steps can give your plants, trees, and lawn a better chance at survival during winter: 1. Set your mower so that it cuts less of your grass, keeping the blades tall. This forces the grass to send its roots down deeper and tap into more ground water. It also helps to prevent evaporation in between the blades. 2. Put down some fresh mulch (cypress, malalucah or eucalyptus) in early winter. This helps the ground retain any moisture that is already present. Instead of evaporating, the much-needed moisture is sucked up by the plants root system. 3. Fertilize all your palms in October or November with 8-10-10 or similar granular fertilizer. Fertilize your lawn at the same time with an appropriate fertilizer, too. This will strengthen your plants so they can better handle the dry months to come. 4. Keep rain-collecting bins under your gutter spouts to collect any rain water that we do have in winter time. Then, use this water in the driest places that need it the most. If you do have irrigation, winter can be a good time to find out if the system has any weak spots that arent delivering water to your plants and lawn. If you allow your lawn to dry out in one area, it can invite pests such as Chinch bugs. These pests can cause further damage to your lawn and even death. Contact your pest control company to discuss this with them. You can also contact your landscaper (if you dont have one, just do a Google search to find some local companies; ask them for references so you can check on their work before hiring them) and have them perform a wet-check to make sure all sprinkler heads are covering as much area as they can. Typically, a few small adjustments to the heads can correct the problem and cover the dry spots in your lawn. Remember, most trees and plants are designed to go dormant in the winter so they will not grow as quickly as in the summerthis is normal. But, you should still keep them in check to assure that they dont die from lack of rainfall. Dobbs is a landscape architect in south Florida specializing in custom, upscale landscapes. He can be reached at seabreezenurseries@gmail.com. Palm trees have the ability to store water in their trunks. Grass, however, can dry out in some places and get brown areas Drought-tolerant plants such as false agave are not native, but can go months without rain here in Florida, just as they do in other countries


15 THE RIVER APRIL 20, 2012 New Earth Day Programs Added At Ding DarlingJN Ding Darling Refuge staff have announced all-new programs for its Earth Day lineup on Saturday, April 21. A 45-minute Reading at the Refuge storytime and crafts program is focused on being earth-friendly. At 1 p.m., refuge interns Kim Ramos and Nicole Adams will present Plastic Bottle Epidemic: America has a drinking problem and its time to kick the (plastic) bottle. The refuge will celebrate the 42nd anniversary of Earth Day in partnership with Ding Darling Wildlife SocietyFriends of the Refuge and Tarpon Bay Explorers. 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. Below is the schedule for earth-friendly and 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.) 9:30 to 11 a.m. Free Guided Refuge Caravan Tour 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 free 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 a 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. Free Guided Native Plant walk along Indigo Trail *10 to 11:30 a.m. Narrated refuge tram tour 11 to 11:45 a.m. Free Reading at the Refuge 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? *11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Narrated refuge tram tour Lunch on your own 1 to 1:30 p.m. Plastic Bottle Epidemic: America has a drinking problem and its time to kick the (plastic) bottle *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. 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. *2:30 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. Earth Day craft activities make use of recycled materials Art For Your Gardenby Di SaggauEleanor Wards beautiful photos of flowers and local wildlife are a delight to behold. Now shes offering art that is meant to be displayed outdoors. The photos are printed on special paper and treated to withstand outdoor conditions. They will resist fading by the sun and are water resistant. They can be placed directly in the garden or on any outdoor wall. As she says, Why not bring art to your garden? Ward is pictured with Shoo featuring great white egrets. It was taken at Ding Darling and is one of the photos on display at RS Walsh Landscaping, on Sanibel-Captiva Road across from The Sanibel School. Other works are currently on exhibit at Lily & Co., Kay Caspersons Life Style Spa and Boutique, Royal Shell Real Estate in the office of John and Denise Beggs, San Cap One Source Realty in the office of Robert Coscia and Sandy Ramseth, and at Gator Bites Tails and Ale in Fort Myers. You can also view her works at www.naturesgifts-photoart.com or call Ward at 288-5684. Ward is drawn to the beauty and diversity of nature and has a desire to share these wonderful gifts through her photo art. Prices range from $149 to $595. Eleanor Ward and her outdoor art BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island 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 www.SeabreezeN u rseries.com (239) 5 60-1 4 2 2 Discover the next g eneration o f mone y -savin g plants & trees Landsca pe Cons u ltation. Visit o u r w ebsite for d etails. Palms, bromeliads, crotons, buttery bushes, natives & more From page 1Lunchbox SeriesThe Saturday morning show includes a bagged lunch from Florida Reps restaurant partner, the Morgan House, and a post-show discussion with the actors and an interactive workshop with the Edison & Ford Winter Estates Wild Wizard. Reservations are required to guarantee your lunch order. Tickets are $12 each and available online at www.floridarepeducation.org or through the box office at 332-4488.


THE RIVER APRIL 20, 201216 Free Earth Day Festival April 21More than 40 vendors and environmental partners will participate in the free Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 21 at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center, located at 1450 Merrihue Drive in Naples. The earth-friendly event will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will feature environmental exhibitors and vendors, childrens carnival, facepainting, educational presentations, live entertainers and guest speakers. As a special offer, each guest who brings clean plastic shopping bags for recycling will get a free pass to a Florida State Park one pass for every 20 plastic shopping bags turned in at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) exhibit, while supplies last. The tentative main stage schedule (subject to change) is as follows: 10 a.m. Puppet show, Caring For Critters 11 a.m. Snake talk (featuring a live snake) 11:40 a.m. Captain Ecology 12:30 p.m. Award presentation 1 p.m. Raptor presentation (featuring a live bird of prey) 1:30 p.m. Captain Conservation 2:15 p.m. Tortoise talk, followed by a walk to the Christopher B. Smith Preserve gazebo No on-site parking is available at the Conservancy, due to ongoing renovations. Free parking will be available within walking distance at the Colonial Square complex, just south of the Post Office on Goodlette-Frank Road and at Lake Park Elementary. For this day only, Earth Day guests will be able to walk into the Conservancy Nature Center via the new entrance from Goodlette-Frank Road, Smith Preserve Way. Free admission is made possible by the presenting sponsor, Fifth/Third Bank. Other support for the event has been provided by Subaru and Florida Power & Light. For information about the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, call 262-0304 or visit www.conservancy.org. Museum Adds Shells To DisplayThe Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum has added three pieces to its World Record-Size Shells exhibit: a Fasciolaria hunteria, found off Sanibel, and an Opeatostoma pseudodon, found off Ecuador, are from the collection of William G. Lyons of St. Petersburg, Florida. The other shell, a Spondylus tenellus, was discovered in Australia and is displayed on loan from Dr. William Reid of Marco Island, Florida. Footprints exhibit at last years Earth Day Festival The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum added this species and two others to its World Record-Size Shell exhibit Learn More About CROW The CROW Picture Show offers an insiders look at why critters come to CROW, and features photos of the wild animals who wind up there. Last year, CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife), Southwest Floridas only wildlife hospital, cared for 4,253 sick, injured, and orphaned animals. Of the 200 different species, 58 percent were birds, with 36 percent mammals and six percent reptiles/ amphibians. Due to restrictions imposed by governmental agencies, CROW cannot allow visitors to view patients in person. But in this 30-minute presentation, visitors will see numerous photos of current and past patients, with commentary by Claudia Burns, a veteran clinic volunteer. The CROW Picture Show is on Friday, April 27 at 11 a.m. in the CROW Healing Winds Visitor Education Center at 3883 Sanibel-Captiva Road, across from The Sanibel School. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for teens, free for members and children 12 and under. The fee includes the presentation, plus the opportunity to explore the hospitals hands-on educational facility and become familiar with CROWs efforts to save wildlife through compassion, care and education. For more information, call 472-3644, ext. 228. To learn more about CROW, visit www.crowclinic.org. Baby screech owl Baby barn owl JACARANDAThe Entertainment Nightly in Sanibels Social Scene1223 PERIWINKLE WAY, SANIBEL 472-1771 Happy Apps $5.95Sesame Encrusted Ahi Tuna, Crispy Fried Calamari, Chilled Oysters, Steamed Shrimp, BBQ Beef Satays, Snow Crab Legs, Chicken WingsSanibels Best HAPPY HOUR4 7 p.m. Nightly in the lounge1/2 Price DrinksCall & Well Liquor, Draft Beer Selections, Select House Wine bt bt nfr nfr ffrf rtbtnfr !t!t"#f$ff SURFSHOP 459 Periwinkle, Sanibel Is.239-472-0966 To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


17 THE RIVER APRIL 20, 2012 Tour To Calusa Indian Mounds On Pine IslandCaptiva Cruises newest expedition in its Discover Southwest Florida History tours focuses 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 familyrun 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. Historic fish house 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. River Advisory The Lee County Health Department is advising the public to be cautious before exposing themselves, pets or livestock to the brackish and fresh water of the Caloosahatchee River and its tributaries due to sporadic but potentially harmful algal blooms. It is recommended not to fish, participate in recreational activities or drink the water if: The water appears greenish or off color. The water smells different. Dead or distressed animal and marine life are present. Algae may grow in lakes, canals and rivers of the county for the foreseeable future. There are a large number of these fresh water bodies, making it impractical to track the algae conditions in all areas. A warning will be issued if toxic blooms are identified in public areas. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com Host An Overseas Exchange StudentWorld Heritage Student Exchange program, a public benefit organization, is seeking local host families for high school boys and girls from Spain, Germany, Thailand, Norway, China, Russia, France, the former Soviet Union countries, Denmark, Italy, Sweden and more. Host families are asked to include the student as a member of their family. Couples, single parents, and families with or without children in the home are all encouraged to host. You can choose a student for a semester or for the school year. Each World Heritage student is fully insured, brings his/her own personal spending money and expects to contribute to his/her share of household responsibilities, as well as being included in normal family activities and lifestyles. For more information, call World Heritage Representative Jodi Kiefer at 1-866-277-2799, visit www.whhosts.com or e-mail info@world-heritage.org.


THE RIVER APRIL 20, 201218 Favorite Local Guitarist Garners National ExposureFor the past 12 years, Marc Vee has lived and entertained audiences here in Southwest Florida. Crossing the Everglades in 2000 from the too crowded Miami area where Vee grew up, studied music at The University of Miami and met his wife, Elizabeth. The guitarist, composer and band leader decided to try something different. As he pondered where to go, a call came from a booking agent who needed a jazz band to play at The Alliance for the Arts concert series. Vee signed on and to his amazement, packed the house, playing his original music and sold 100 copies of his debut album, titled Speaking In Sounds. Vees latest and fifth album is titled My Journey and he performs regularly at venues such a Key Lime Bistro in Captiva on Tuesdays and Sundays and Sunshine Grille in Fort Myers on Friday and Saturday evenings. Sandy Stilwell owns Sunshine Grille and Key Lime Bistro and is a great supporter of the arts. Vee also plays private events ranging from weddings to corporate parties at the Hyatt and Ritz-Carlton hotels and concerts. Through the years, we have opened for many big names including Kenny G, Boney James and Dave Brubeck to name a few, said Vee. Their latest album includes Stairway To Heaven, Light My Fire and eight Marc Vee original compositions. My Journey is reviewed in Vintage Guitar Magazine in the May 2012 issue along with an interview. My biggest passion of all is performing for people who came to listen to my music, he added. What an honor! Vee stays busy all year around playing his guitar for people from all over the country, Europe and Asia, who come to Southwest Florida every year. Many of those folks take Vees albums to their countries and return for more the next year. Vees CDs can be found at cdbaby,com and downloaded on ITunes. For more information and a schedule of Marc Vees upcoming performances, go to www.marcvee.com. Marc Vee plays regularly at Key Lime Bistro in Captiva and Sunshine Grille in Fort MyersGulfshore Playhouse, Norris Center To Present Simply ComplicatedGulfshore Playhouse in partnership with The Norris Center will present Charlotte Cohns Simply Complicated: The Elegant Escapades of a Danish-Israeli Opera Singing Tank Commander Cabaret on April 27 and 28 at 7:30 p.m. The evening will include wine and snacks in a New York-style jazz club setting. What do you get when you cross a Danish Orthodox Jew and a simple Israeli girl from a kibbutz? You get Charlotte Cohn, who at 19 was already a Commander in the Israeli Army, but had her sights on a different path. Join her in this eclectic evening of music ranging from Puccini to The Beatles and hear the real stories that brought her from Ben Yehuda Street to Broadway. Im so thrilled to have Charlotte back to The Norris Center for this brilliant and exciting show, notes Jennifer Fox, park manager of The Norris Center. Gulfshore Playhouse audiences will remember Charlotte in last falls Handle With Care as Ayelet. Charlotte has performed on Broadway as Musetta in La Boheme and Coram Boy. Regionally she has played Adriana in The Boys From Syracuse and Tailia in The Murder of Isaac, both at Centerstage in Baltimore, The Gargoyle in A Night in the Old Marketplace (written by Glen Berger of Broadways Spider-Man) and Stephanie Necrophorus in Nine at North Shore Music Theatre. Charlotte Cohns Simply Complicated Cabaret will perform April 27 and 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Norris Center, 755 8th Avenue South in downtown Naples. Tickets are $42, which includes wine and snacks and are available by calling The Norris Center at 213-3058. To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732 Ballroom Dance Competition For Fifth Graders Students from seven elementary schools in Lee County will compete in a ballroom dance competition at the Miromar Design Center on Saturday, April 21 beginning at 3 p.m. The event, known as Colors of the Rainbow, is the county-wide finale of the Dancing Classrooms program, a national program administered locally by The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools. The Colors of the Rainbow team match includes several rounds of competition where students are judged on various ballroom dance routines. Teams will be judged by County Commissioner Ray Judah, retired Circuit Judge Hugh E. Starnes and Judge Kathy Sturgis. The teams are identified by colors, with ladies wearing colored sashes and gentlemen wearing colored cards pinned to their backs. Rodney Lopez, star of Mad Hot Ballroom, is the emcee of the event. Colors of the Rainbow is open to the public. The Dancing Classrooms program kicked-off in January with fifth grade students from Bonita Springs Elementary, Colonial Elementary, Edgewood Academy, J. Colin English Elementary, Orange River Elementary, Spring Creek Elementary and Tice Elementary. Students were taught 20 dance lessons throughout a 10-week time period, and showed their skills to the community on two separate occasions at Miromar Outlets. On February 18 and again on March 3, I experienced the Dancing Classrooms exhibition at the Miromar Outlet Mall in Estero. What an exciting and powerful experience it was! I watched a sea of colors gather along the sidewalks, as students dressed in their designated color T-shirt prepared for their performance. What I quickly observed though, is that it wasnt just a performance, but rather a powerful display of pride and respect. These ladies and gentlemen, with heads held high and arms in escort position, then delivered a very impressive performance, said Kim Presanzano, area operations manager, CenturyLink and secretary of board of The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools. These students have learned dances that many adults only wish they knew. They know the history of the dance and even more powerful than that is when the colors start to mix, these ladies and gentleman transition from one dance partner to the next with the same respect, confidence and pride as when they stepped on the floor. Certainly, knowledge is power, but to add to that the respect, confidence and pride that the Dancing Classroom curriculum is instilling in these young ladies and gentleman is quite simply, moving. The mission of the Dancing Classrooms program is to build social awareness, confidence and self-esteem in children through the practice of social dance. The maturity necessary to dance together fosters respect, teamwork, confidence and a sense of joy and accomplishment which The Foundation hopes to bring to every fifth grade child in Lee County as the program grows. We see improvements in academics, attitude and self-confidence in students that participate in this program, said Marshall T. Bower, Esq., president and CEO of The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools. It is amazing to see the changes that take place in the way these students treat each other, their parents, and other adults as the dancing lessons progress. Miromar Development is the Major Sponsor of the Dancing Classrooms program. The Mir omar Design Center is located at 10800 Corkscrew Road in Estero. For more information, call Janelle Beaber at 337-0433 or e-mail at janelle@ leeschoolfoundation.org. Youngsters learning some of the traditional ballroom dance steps


19 THE RIVER APRIL 20, 2012 As you may have read, the Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF) claims process has been terminated. A new claims process and methodology is being administered under the direction of the United States District Court. You may be eligible for a claim under the Courts new methodology. Recent changes that my bene t you include:Youre Invited CRI Town Hall Meeting Many claims previously denied will now be reconsidered for payment. Claims previously ineligible under the GCCF may now qualify for payment. Certain areas along Floridas West Coast region qualify for special consideration whereby tourist related industries are not required to prove the oil spill directly caused their economic loss for 2010. Real estate sales between April 21, 2010 and December 31, 2010 may now qualify for BP compensation due to lower selling prices.CRIs team is among the most knowledgeable in the Gulf Coast region having led thousands of BP oil spill claims and successfully negotiated millions of dollars in recovery payments. CRIs Oil Spill Team will be hosting a town hall meeting in your area to explain your rights and entitlements under these new claimantfriendly methodologies.Thursday, April 26, 2012 7:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa 17260 Harbour Pointe Drive Fort Myers, FL 33908 Please reserve your attendance today. Call Toll Free: 855-339-3248 Email: scarr@cricpa.com Fax: 850-424-7122There is absolutely no cost or obligation to attend this meeting. 500 Grand Boulevard, Suite 210 Destin, FL 32550 855-339-3248CRIcpa.com blog.CRIcpa.comSunday Sunset Concert SeriesThe Alliance for the Arts 2012 Bruce T. Gora Sunday Sunset Concert Series wraps up on Sunday, April 22 with Tampa-based Rebekah Pulley & The Reluctant Prophets. Gates open at 4 p.m. and the concert begins at 5 p.m. An Alaskan born singer/songwriter and guitarist, Rebekah Pulley has been a fixture in the Tampa Bay music scene for more than a decade. She has garnered numerous songwriting awards during that time for her rootsy blend of soulful, southern folk-rock. Her ethereal vocals and poetic lyrics have made her a favorite among both fans and critics. Pulley has earned five Best of the Bay awards from Creative Loafing Tampa, which described her live singing as both technically spot-on and emotionally devastating. It can drop your jaw and break your heart. Pulley began playing the guitar at the age of 15 and was encouraged by her father Wallace, a full time country-western musician who played and traveled the country with early rockabilly pioneer Charlie Ryan, among others. Her mother Joan, a former stripper turned housewife and born-again Christian, also came from a musical background. Joans mother traveled and played the upright bass with Tennessee Ernie Ford and such performers of the day. Rebekah found a new home in St Petersburg in 2000, where she worked odd jobs and spent her free time writing songs. Eventually, she built up the courage to perform at some of the local open mic nights, which over time led to her full time career in music. She has spent last 12 years performing at venues ranging from intimate coffee houses to large festivals, both as a solo act and with her band, The Reluctant Prophets, which will join her at the Alliance show. Bring your family and friends along with chairs, blankets and coolers. General admission is $20. Call 939-2787 or buy tickets online at www.ArtInLee. org. Proceeds from the series benefit year-round Education and Outreach Programming at the Alliance. The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Rebekah Pulley in concertArt Camp At Davis Art CenterA Summer Art Camp at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center will be held on T uesdays and Wednesdays in June and July. Art classes and special events will include: Art Around The World Summer Camp June 5 to July 25 Camp will be held on eight Tuesdays and eight Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cost is $80 per month or $15 per day. Campers should bring lunch and a snack. Material cost is $15 per student, per month. Summer Art Show Art Around The World Wednesday, July 25 From 5:30 to 9 p.m., artwork by students and participating artists will be on display. There is also an open call to outside artists for the event, which will also feature music, food and entertainment. The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is located at 2301 First Street in Fort Myers. For additional details about the Art Camp, contact JL Hemenway at 464-1408. Send your editorial copy to:press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER APRIL 20, 201220 Social Mores And Traditions At Florida Repby Di SaggauBlack Tie, now showing at Florida Repertory Theatre, is kind of a Father Knows Best type of comedy that celebrates the civility of good manners and traditions of upper middle class East Coast WASPs. The comedy from AR Gurney is making its regional premiere at Florida Rep after a successful 2011 OffBroadway run. I thoroughly enjoyed this show. The setting is present day mid-August in the sitting area of a resort hotel room in the lower Adirondack Mountains, near Lake George in Upstate New York. As always, the set is superb with its knotty pine walls, stuffed game fowl, rustic pine furniture and the biggest, most menacing moose head I have ever seen. Curtis (Peter Thomasson) is preparing to throw the rehearsal dinner for the wedding of his only son, Teddy (Adam Jones). Thomasson is all unflappable geniality, someone who makes his stuffiness as endearing as it is annoying. Curtis is visited by the ghost of his father, played with a magnificent presence by John Felix. Felix is marvelous as the father who comes back to give a great deal of appropriate information, as well as a host of old school baggage. His sly grin and eyes that twinkle make him a favorite character. These two commanding actors have a wonderful rapport and succeed admirably, showing how our parents speak through us whether we like it or not. Carrie Lund gives grace and poise to Mimi, Curtis wife, who is not as unconventional as shed like us to believe. Hallie Wage is a mixture of exasperation and love as daughter Elsie. Jones as Teddy offers an intriguing performance, creating a young man in full flight from his heritage who nevertheless respects it. His fear that he may not be in love with his bride-to-be is considerably effective. Directed by Chris Clavelli, the play balances nostalgia, humor, and some rather messy emotions with wit, and warmly embraces the eccentricities and foibles of its characters. Black Tie is a generation-gap tale, charming and funny. It plays through April 22 at Florida Repertory Theatre in the Historic Arcade Theatre on Bay Street, between Jackson and Hendry, with ample free parking in the Fort Myers River District. Tickets are available online at floridarep.org or by calling 332-4488. Carrie Lund and Peter Thomasson An Identity Challenged Hero At Lab Theaterby Di SaggauTheres a clever little comedy playing at Laboratory Theater of Florida. Polish Joke is sort of an autobiographical work by David Ives, who grew up in what he calls the Polish Catholic kingdom called South Chicago. In the plot the neighborhood is called da bush, a home to mill workers, future janitors and priests drinking beer, which wouldnt be beer without an egg and salt. The story is a funny yet thoughtful examination of the Polishness and Jewishness and Irishness that makes us all alike and different. The play starts with nine-year-old Jasiu (Adam Kazmarz) as he is chatting with his Uncle Roman (Michael McNally) in his driveway. Uncle Roman tells Jasiu, Im gonna tell you something now that will guide your entire liffe. Alla da wisdom you ever need to know. All Polish jokes are true. With his suit pants rolled up, playing with his yo-yo, Jasiu receives a hilarious life lesson that makes you wonder if the pace can be continued. It is. Jasiu goes on a long journey. He knows he is Polish, but wants to find a way to escape his destiny. He is interviewed for a high level corporate job. Hes college-educated, well attired and answers to the non-ethnic name of John Sadler. His interviewer is a Wasp named Portia Benjamin Franklin Hamilton Yale (a marvelously bitchy Gabriela Elvir). The interview ends with a Polish joke. In fact, the comedy is studded with light bulb jokes and references to every conceivable Polish working class stereotype. Jasiu encounters a Polish immigrant (Rob Green) who, with his family, has come to America through a tunnel. Next is an emotionally nuanced scene between teen-aged Jasiu and the priest (McNally again) who had counted on his joining the fold. When Jasius flirtation with the priesthood ends, the play continues with a series of sketch-like scenes including one in which Jasiu is determined to move to Ireland but ends up in Poland. Tera Nicole Miller and Gabriela Elvir play several women he meets in both countries. McNally, Green, Miller and Elvir all play multiple roles and do it very well. The quick-change artistry of the five actors for their two dozen parts is superb in every respect. In the end, Jasiu solves his PolishAmerican problem and, during the last scene, he has another quite touching visit with Uncle Roman that includes a talk about curried goat. Polish Joke was a lot of fun. It plays through April 28 at 8 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee April 29 at The Laboratory Theater of Florida, 1643 Woodford Avenue (corner of Woodford and 2nd) in historic downtown Fort Myers. For tickets visit www.brownpapertickets.com or call 218-0481. Gallery Puts Out A Call To Artists Arts for ACT Gallery, located at 2265 First Street in downtown Fort Myers, needs artists to submit their work for the Open Themed Juried Group Exhibit for July. This year, artists will have a choice of three themes: Gone To The Dogs, The Cats Meow or Signs. The artist should use his own judgment to interpret the themes. Artists have the choice of any or all themes, which will be collectively combined into the three exhibiting gallery rooms. The cash prizes for first place is $100, second place is $75, third place is $50 and a merit prize is $25. The gallery will be receiving art for the exhibit on Saturday, June 23 through Wednesday June 27 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Artists may submit up to three pieces of original work for each theme. All wall artwork must be wired and ready to hang. There are no size limits, and both twoand three-dimensional media are acceptable. Art cannot have previously exhibited at Arts for ACT Gallery and must be labeled on the back. The non-returnable artist fee for entry into the exhibit is $8 for one piece, two pieces for $15 and three pieces for $20, payable in cash/check or credit card. If the piece sells while on exhibit, the artist will retain 60 percent of the sale with 40 percent going to the gallery and benefits ACT, Inc., the domestic violence and sexual assault center serving Lee County. Judge(s) for the exhibit are to be announced. Download the prospectus from www. artsforactgallery.com click on events then find July 2012 and click on Download the Prospectus. Contact Claudia Goode at 939-2553 or 337-5050 or e-mail cgoode@actabuse.com with questions about this open exhibit. Open Fine Art SessionsThe Portrait and Figure Painters Society of Southwest Florida will be holding open fine art sessions for all portrait and figure artists and visitors on Saturday, April 21 and 28. The sessions will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Robb and Stucky, 13170 S. Cleveland Avenue in Fort Myers. Check the website for updates at www.portraitandfigure.org. Cost is $10 for members, $15 for non-members. Bring your own supplies for drawing or painting, easel, tray table and dropcloth. For more information call Renate Reuter at 481-2081 or Julie Olander at 948-9695. Send your editorial copy to:press@riverweekly.com Back from left: Carrie Lund, John Felix and Peter Thomasson; front Adam Jones and Hallie Wage Our email address is press@riverweekly.com


21 THE RIVER APRIL 20, 2012Dolphin Tale Concludes Outdoor Family Movie Series At The AllianceThe 2012 Outdoor Family Movie Night Series at the Alliance for the Arts wraps up on Friday, April 27 at 8 p.m. with Dolphin Tale starring Morgan Freeman, Kris Kristofferson, Ashley Judd and Harry Connick, Jr. Popcorn and drinks will be available for purchase, but picnic baskets, blankets and lawn chairs are encouraged. Bring your family and enjoy a truly heartwarming movie under the stars. Based on true events, Dolphin Tale tells the story of a young dolphin named Winter who lost her tail in a crab trap and Sawyer, the introverted 11-year-old boy who befriends her. Sawyer meets the rescued dolphin at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium and rallies his friends and family to save Winter by convincing a pioneering doctor to create a unique prosthetic tail to restore the dolphins ability to swim. The movie is free, but a suggested $5 family donation will help ensure continued free programming at the Alliance. Support is provided by Briers CPA, Riverside Realty, Staging Matters and Winged Foot Title. The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. High Yield Guaranteed Investment Safe High Yeild SecureAmerican Synergy Capital is providing investor's with a great opportunity to purchase high yield income earning assets. Ownership of temperature-controlled intermodal freight containers. ese intermodal freight containers are in high demand and can haul both dry freight and high value perishables. IRA suitable. ese containers are your property under your control and direction. We do not sell shares, bonds, interests, or limited partnerships.Purchasing shipping containers, are warranted safe high yield, secured Guaranteed annual income provides secured, high yield opportunities for clients who want to earn money in the rail freight business without the vast management experience. Management is provided by one of the most reputed and well known companies in North America in the leasing of intermodal rail containers. D&B Platinum Rating Contact Frank, at American Synergy Capital. 8993 Cambria Circle #1907 Naples, FL 34113 (800)588-4143 Email: info@americansyner g ycapital.com www.americansyner g ycapital.co m Intermodal Freight Containers Intermodal Freight ContainersUS Taxpayers can write o 100% of their investmentInvestor deducts from personal or business income the purchase price of containers up to $139,000. *2012 Once purchased the Intermodal freight container management company leases the container immediately to ll an order for over 1,000 rail containers from a major Rail Road company. e Rail Road company pays rent on the container @ 20% of container value, the management company retains 6.5% to manage containers and leases. Owners of the freight containers receive 13.5% annual rent payments.Income Guaranteed and return of purchase price at the end of the lease term is Guaranteed. Lease terms 3yr-7yr-10yr. Your choice. Owners are paid quarterly for purchases under $100,000 US and monthly for purchases of more than $100,000 US. Minimum purchase is $35,500, two 53ft new & unused refrigerated containers. Each container is $17,750Professional Artists Asked To Donate To Arts For ACT AuctionACT, Inc. needs donations of art from professional and emerging artists for its fine art auction fundraiser, benefitting domestic violence and sexual assault clients and their children. Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc., the domestic violence and sexual assault center serving Lee, Hendry and Glades counties, is hoping many people will donate to the fine art auction fundraiser, Arts for ACT 2012. ACT is a non-profit agency that provides safe shelter, counseling, a 24-hour hotline, information and referral, forensic examination, advocacy and education. Only 40 artists will be chosen for the live auction event that may be auctioned off by a guest celebrity auctioneer (past celebrities: Jessie Metcalfe, Lily Tomlin, Sharon Stone, Meryl Streep, Joan Rivers, and Niecy Nash). Artwork may be twoor three-dimensional and of any media. Only original works will be accepted into the live auction. Art must be delivered on or before May 18 to the ACT administrative offices. Silent auction artwork is also being accepted. Artists will receive one free ticket to the art auction. Contact Claudia Goode at 939-2553 or cgoode@actabuse.com with any questions about participating in this event. Forms may be downloaded at www.artsforactgallery. com Click on Portfolio, then click on Artist Art Donation Forms for Arts for ACT 2012. To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


THE RIVER APRIL 20, 201222 Boston Red Sox Hit A Home Run For The Immokalee FoundationThe Immokalee Foundation students recently spent a day at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers to experience a day at the ballpark and watch the Boston Red Sox take on the Tampa Bay Rays. The unforgettable experience was made possible with proceeds from last Novembers Charity Classic Celebration Fund A Dream auction. Students met up with Red Sox personnel to learn the business of baseball, took part in a job shadowing program that allowed them to experience the role staffers play in making the game happen, and also assisted with various tasks to learn more about possible career paths. TIF was also afforded the opportunity to participate in the Red Sox Community Corner, a program that allows nonprofit groups to distribute literature and raise awareness an important part of TIFs mission. The 2012 Charity Classic Celebration is slated for November 16 at The Ritz Carlton Beach Resort in Naples. For additional information, call 4309122 or visit www.immokaleefoundation.org. Immokalee Foundation group Sharon Bayata, Heather Meech, Lois Gomez and John Ferguson Juan Garza and Rolando GutierrezSellouts And Attendance Record For Red Sox In New JetBlue Park, But Boss Measures Success Differentlyby Ed FrankEvery game was a sellout and attendance increased 26 percent all the result of the brand new JetBlue Park, the spring training home of the Boston Red Sox. But for Katie Haas, the Red Sox director of Florida business operations, success was measured by a different count.If you attended any of the recent 16 spring training games at JetBlue Park, you likely would have seen Haas directing traffic and parking cars. About 9,500 fans packed the stadium every game, and the movement of traffic along East Daniels Parkway was our number one issue, she said. But by the fourth or fifth game, the problem was under control, she added. We measured success when 15 minutes before the first pitch, the traffic on Daniels had cleared, Haas said. Like the opening of any major building project, there was a learning curve and undoubtedly changes and improvements will be made before the 2013 Grapefruit League season. A punch list of odds and ends for the $78 million facility is currently being addressed. And while the Red Sox major leaguers have headed north, a large number of minor leaguers remain at the Fenway South complex for extended spring training. Also in heavy use is the state-of-the-art rehab facility that is larger than the rehab quarters at Bostons Fenway Park, Haas noted. A local soccer club will be using the six soccer fields at Fenway South, she said. And the Lee County Parks and Recreation Department also will schedule activities there. Thanks to the added capacity of JetBlue Park about 2,000 more seats than the City of Palms Park in downtown Fort Myers, where the Red Sox formerly played spring training attendance for the 15 teams in Florida topped 1.6 million this year. The Red Sox drew 151,417 fans in 2012, compared to 120,613 a year ago at City of Palms Park. Figures released last week by Florida Sports, a division of Enterprise Florida, continued on page 24 Elijah Arreaga with Wally, the Green Monster Nicole Pappas, Marcos Diaz, Elijah Basil, Andrea Torigan, Rolando Gutierrez and Colin Baird


23 THE RIVER APRIL 20, 2012 Florida Zucchini and Parmesan Skillet Cake 1 pound zucchini 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 clove garlic, minced 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese Very thinly slice zucchini crosswise with a mandoline or other manual slicer. Heat 1 tablespoon butter in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over moderately high heat until foam subsides, then saut zucchini and garlic, stirring until zucchini is just beginning to soften, about 8 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and cool 10 minutes. Add basil and salt and pepper to taste. Melt remaining tablespoon butter in an 8-inch nonstick skillet and remove from heat. Arrange one fourth of zucchini mixture in a layer in skillet and sprinkle with one fourth of parmesan. Repeat layering 3 times. Cook skillet cake over moderate heat until bottom of cake is well browned, 5 to 7 minutes. Slide cake onto a large paper plate, then place skillet over cake and, holding plate firmly, invert cake back into skillet. Cook cake, shaking skillet frequently to prevent sticking, until underside is browned, 4 to 5 minutes more. Slide cake onto a platter. Cut like a pizza. Look for Fresh from Florida ingredients at your grocery store. Florida Zucchini and Parmesan Skillet Cake Snowbirds Encouraged To Leave Unopened Items For Food DriveSnowbirds departing for their northern homes are encouraged to leave their unopened, non-perishable food items at their local post office for inclusion in the 20th annual Letter Carrier Food Drive on Saturday, May 12. The food will be included in the food drive and will be delivered to the Harry Chapin Food Bank in Lee County and Collier Harvest in Collier County. All food collected will be distributed to their networks of non-profit agencies at no charge. Last years Letter Carrier Food Drive, Stamp Out Hunger, resulted in more than 400,000 pounds of food donated and over $2,300 in monetary donations. This year, the need is even greater. Children who receive free breakfasts and lunches during the school year will be in need during the summer months when these meals arent available; the food bank assists in providing this service. Food items especially needed include canned soup, canned meats and fish, canned vegetables, fruits and juices, boxed goods (such as cereal), pasta and rice. The Harry Chapin Food Bank solicits, collects and stores quality food for distribution to families in need through a network of non-profit agencies in Lee, Collier, Hendry, Charlotte and Glades counties, who provide food to more than 30,000 people monthly. For additional information about the Letter Carrier Food Drive or to contribute financially to the Harry Chapin Food Bank, contact 334-7007 or go to www.harrychapinfoodbank.org. Randys Auto Repair, LLCwww.RandysAutoRepairLLC.com16191 San Carlos Blvd, Ste 1Fort Myers, FL 33908Tel. 267-2556FOREIGN & DOMESTIC BUMPER TOBUMPER OIL CHANGE SPECIAL $17.99 (up to 5 qts.)Lic No. MV 81675 HOURS: M-F: 9am 5:30pm Sat & Sun: By Appt.Ich spreche Deutsch 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 20, 201224 Junior Golfers Tee Off At Shell PointThe Shell Point Golf Club will offer a Junior Golf Camp to golfers age seven to 15 years old. The four-day camp will be held at the Shell Point Golf Club from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on June 4, 5, 6 and 7. Classes will be directed by Assistant PGA Professional John Alfuth and Teaching Professional Steve Pereira, while being supervised by PGA Golf Professional Michael Raber. The program will review all aspects involved with the game of golf including etiquette, rules, short game and full swing. The cost is $100 for the camp and it is recommended that participating juniors have their own golf clubs and pull cart. Participants must register in the Golf Shop prior to every session. Each session will include specialized instruction for an hour and a half, a brief break that includes a drink and a snack, which will then be followed by an hour and a half of course play. Golf is part of many lifestyles and communities here in southwest Florida, said Michael Raber, Head Golf Professional at Shell Point Golf Club. The summer time offers us a great opportunity to work with junior golfers and help them focus on their own game and ways to improve. Since they are out of school they have the chance to enjoy learning more about the game of golf. To register for the Junior Golf Camp, call the Shell Point Golf Club at 433-9790. Shell Point Golf Clubs third hole Assistant PGA Professional John Alfuth and PGA Golf Professional Michael Raber Father Anglim Academy Golf TournamentGolfers are welcome to participate in the fifth annual Father Anglim Academy Charity Golf Tournament, which will be held at the West Bay & Golf Club on Sunday, May 6. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The tournament will include gifts, continental breakfast, lunch, awards and prizes as well as a silent and live auction. West Bay & Golf Club is a private Pete and P.D. Dye Course. Twelve of the courses 18 holes are adorned by water features. Strategically-placed bunkers and tight, well-defined fairways challenge golfers to a higher level of game at this premier golf course. Orthopedic Specialists of Southwest Florida will help host the tournament and Val Ward Cadillac will sponsor the Hole In One grand prize. Father Anglim Academy of Fort Myers is a unique school that provides a safe, supportive and nurturing Educational opportunity for students with learning challenges such as learning disabilities, speech and language disorders, developmental delays, ADHD and autism spectrum disorders. Nearly all Father Anglim Academy families require some level of financial assistance. Proceeds from this charitable event will help families offset school tuition. The cost is $110 per person or $400 for a foursome, with a portion being tax deductible. Registration is available online at www.fatheranglimacademy.org or by calling Nancy Gardella at 337-4010. SFCA Softball Team Helps OthersSouthwest Florida Christian Academys varsity softball team assisted with the Fort Myers American Challenger League players on March 24. The Challenger League boys and girls have special needs and wish to learn how to play little league. This is the most enjoyable and rewarding service project Ive ever done! said SFCA senior Sam Hillman. Challenger League volunteer and playerSend your editorial copy to:press@riverweekly.com From page 22JetBlue Park SuccessInc., showed slight decreases in 2012 spring training attendance for the Minnesota Twins and the nearby Tampa Bay Rays. The Twins totaled 117,503 for 16 games played at Hammond Stadium in the Lee County Sports Complex, down from 129,453 in 2011. Tampa Bay, playing at the Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte, totaled 87,916 fans this spring, compared to 95,859 a year ago. Any way you compare, Major League spring training is alive and well in this area. The fact that 356,836 fans attended games here this past month is proof positive. Florida Tarpons Perfect At 5-0 A 59-51 victory last Saturday on the road over the Lakeland Raiders improved the Florida Tarpons season record to 5-0 in the Ultimate Indoor Football League. Newly-acquired quarterback Chris Wallace threw six touchdown passes and kicker Ross Gornall added 11 points (one field goal and eight extra points) as the local team and Cincinnati remain as he only undefeated teams in the 12-team UIFL. The Tarpons have a bye week this week and return to Germain Arena next week to take on the Mississippi Hound Dogs. Everblades Return Home The Florida Everblades hockey team returned home to Germain Arena on Monday tied with the Elmira Jackals at one game each in the best-of-seven American Conference semi-finals of the ECHL. The Everblades evened the series last weekend with a 5-0 victory in the second game at Elmira after losing the first game 3-1. Games two, three and four were held at Germain this week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday nights. If games six and seven are necessary, the two teams will return to Elmira. The Jackals held the top American Conference seed in the 2012 Kelly Cup Playoffs. David Fischers goal with just two seconds left in the overtime period lifted the Florida Everblades to a 5-4 victory over the Elmira Jackals Monday night at Germain Arena. The win gives Florida a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. Miracle Win Six Of Seven After a slow season start, the Class A Fort Myers Miracle baseball team has won six of seven games and started the week tied for second in the Florida State League South Division, just two games out of first place. The 6-4 Miracle are home at Hammond Stadium for only one game this week, Thursday, hosting the Brevard County Manatees at 7:05 p.m. With the exception of the Thursday night home game, Fort Myers is on the road this week at Jupiter and Bradenton.


25 THE RIVER APRIL 20, 2012 Twins Help Raise Over $170,000 For Cancer CareLee Memorial Health System Foundation announced that over $170,000 was raised to benefit cancer programs and treatments through this years events in partnership with the Minnesota Twins organization. Lee Memorial partners annually with the Minnesota Twins to raise funds for compassionate cancer care programs and treatments at Lee Memorial Health Systems Regional Cancer Center. Compassionate care oncology programs assist members of the Southwest Florida community who are battling cancer while also facing economic hardship. A check presentation ceremony was held on April 3 at Hammond Stadium in South Fort Myers, prior to the Twins game versus the Tampa Bay Rays. Funds were raised through the 14th annual Minnesota Twins Celebrity Classic at Fiddlesticks Country Club in Fort Myers and the Twins & Pins Celebrity Bowling Classic at Gator Lanes in Fort Myers. Both events included the opportunity to meet Twins players, and live and silent auctions. On hand to support the cause were Minnesota Twins Manager Ron Gardenhire, current stars Joe Mauer, Danny Valencia, Brian Duensing, Drew Butera and others. Twins legends Tony Oliva and Kent Hrbek also attended to support the cause. Lead sponsors were Ultimate Sports Adventures, David and Cheryl Copham, SEI, Wells Fargo Insurance Services and Audi Jaguar Land Rover of Fort Myers. Tournament director Ken Shoriak said, Everyone involved, The Minnesota Twins, Fiddlesticks Country Club, Gator Lanes, our sponsors and partners and our planning committee to name a few, went the extra mile to help us provide excellence in care to our cancer patients. For information on the 2013 Minnesota Twins Celebrity Golf Classic or the Twins & Pins Celebrity Bowling Classic, please visit www.LeeMemorial. org/Foundation or email TwinsGolf@ leememorial.org. From left: Gayle Reynolds, sponsorship committee member; Debby Welsh, committee chair; Jack Nelson, Minnesota Twins; Sharon MacDonald, vice president, Lee Cancer Care; and Lydia Christie, auction committee memberTennis Social To Benefit Early EducationBrightest Horizons is hosting Serve It Up For The Children, Charity Tennis Social on Friday, April 27 at Legends Country Club. All skill levels are welcome and you do not need a partner. The registration fee is $40 per person, and play begins at 11 a.m. This will be a Doubles Round Robin Tournament. You will be matched with players at your skill level and will have a different partner for each round. At the end of the tournament, you will add up your total games won and the player with the most games will win. There willl be an award ceremony luncheon immediately following play, plus a silent auction. Join Brightest Horizons in the fight to break the cycle of poverty. Betsy Guttag, volunteer and board member, is the chairperson for this years event. Proceeds will benefit the early education and literacy programs offered at Brightest Horizons Child Development Center in Harlem Heights. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. For more information about Brightest Horizons Child Development Center, visit brightesthorizons.org or contact Connie Martin at 481-2100. Tennis Team Goes UndefeatedSouthwest Florida Christian Academys middle school tennis teams achieved outstanding victories in its first year of existence. The boys team finished the season undefeated with a 6-0 record while the girls team ended the season with a 5-1 record. The team coaches are Doug Cohen (head coach), Robert Iwaniec and Michael Arcentales. Standing from left, head coach Doug Cohen, coach Mike Arcentales, Michael Bubar, Dylan Whiteside, Olivia Bohannon, Yvonne Wojtas, Chase Brown, Olivia Jensen and coach Robert Iwaniec. Kneeling, Savannah Klingerman, Macy Hoesley, Julianna Whiteside, Richard Lemay, Tommy Arcentales and Emily Higginbotham. Not pictured are Kaleigh Kaaber and Lily Tessier To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732 Teams And Individuals Needed For Food Bank Golf Classic At GrandezzaBoth teams and individual golfers are still being solicited to participate in the second annual Harry Chapin Food Bank Golf Classic being held at Grandezza Golf & Country Club in Estero on Wednesday, May 9. Golfers, sponsors at all levels and silent auction items are all needed for the event. The $125 cost per player includes green fees with cart, awards and dinner. The four-player scramble shotgun start begins at 1:30 p.m., with registration beginning at 12:30 p.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Harry Chapin Food Bank. Every dollar raised at this event enables the food bank to distribute $6 worth of food to those in need. Co-chairs of the Harry Chapin Food Bank Golf Classic are JoAnna Bradshaw and Nancy Klaas. If youre not a golfer, there are many ways to support this event without actually playing, including auction donations, volunteering and a variety of sponsorships. To register for the classic, to obtain sponsorships, to donate silent auction items or to be a volunteer, contact Chris Robinson at chrisrobinson@harrychapinfoodbank.org or go to www.harrychapinfoodbank.org for additional information. 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. Our email address is press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER APRIL 20, 201226 Development CityYear BuiltSquare FootageListing PriceSelling PriceDays on Market Bonita BayBonita Springs2009 4,064 2,150,0001,875,000 134 Alva Alva 1972 10,9212,000,0001,800,000 5 Cape Coral Cape Coral2007 3,827 1,175,0001,099,500 199 Bonita BayBonita Springs1992 3,220 1,100,000950,000 100 Bonita BayBonita Springs1992 3,320 1,100,000950,000 150 Pelican LandingBonita Springs2003 2,709 869,900825,000 43 Gulf Harbour Yacht Fort Myers2004 3,403 779,000725,000 96 Creciente Condo SouthFort Myers Beach1972 1,560 699,000635,000 46 Pelican Sound Estero2000 2,921 675,000600,000 92 Renaissance Fort Myers2004 2,690 599,000575,000 290Courtesy of Royal Shell Real EstateTop 10 Real Estate Sales Financial FocusEarth Day Lessons Can Apply To Investors, Tooby Jennifer BaseyApril 22 is Earth Day. Started in 1970 by Senator Gaylord Nelson, Earth Day is designed to create awareness of the Earths environment and to encourage conservation efforts. If you and your family participate in Earth Day events, such as helping clean up a local park or taking materials to a recycling center, you know the benefits of doing your part to improve your surroundings. But are you doing everything you can to upgrade your environment for investing? Actually, as an investor, you can learn a lot from the lessons of Earth Day. Here are just a few ideas: Diversify If youre familiar with Earth Day, you know that it involves multiple activities, including educational programs and do-it-now action steps. This variety is necessary because protecting our environment is a complex challenge. Meeting your shortand long-term investment goals can be challenging, too, but youll have a better chance of success by diversifying your investment dollars across a range of vehicles, such as stocks, bonds, government securities and certificates of deposit (CDs). Diversification can help reduce the impact of volatility on your portfolio, and high volatility can be an obstacle for some people trying to follow an investment strategy. (Keep in mind, though, that diversification, by itself, cannot guarantee a profit or protect against loss.) Seek growth opportunities Some people plant trees on Earth Day, hoping to watch them grow over the years. As an investor, you, too, need to plant seeds today in the hopes of growth in the future. That means, among other things, that when you purchase growthoriented investments for the long term, you need to try to stick with them and not uproot them after short-term declines in price. Develop good habits If you attend an Earth Day program, you will learn about many eco-friendly habits you can develop, from using energy-efficient light bulbs to recycling old computers and other electronic devices. To invest successfully, its important to develop good habits, such as staying invested in all types of markets, seeking tax-advantaged investments and reviewing your portfolio regularly to make sure its still appropriate for your risk tolerance, time horizon and long-term objectives. Avoid toxins At some Earth Day events, you can learn about green substitutes for toxic chemicals in common household cleaners. When you invest, you may also want to avoid toxins, or at least toxic behaviors, such as chasing after hot stocks that are inappropriate for your needs or trading so frequently that you run up big fees, commissions and taxes. Think long term Above all else, Earth Day is a reminder to us that we all want to leave a healthy planet to future generations, which means we need to make moves that are beneficial for the environment over the long term. When you invest, you also need to focus on the future. That means following a longterm investment strategy and not getting sidetracked by short-term events, such as political crises and economic downturns. Earth Day comes once a year, but its lessons can have a lasting impact on our environment. When you apply these same lessons to your own investment environment, you may be able to achieve some healthy results. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jennifer.basey@edwardjones.com. Chiropractic Office OpensDr. Casey Means, D.C., has opened New Life Chiropractic in downtown Cape Coral. New Life Chiropractic offers affordable chiropractic care for the entire family. They will offer care for car accident injuries, sports injuries, neck and back pain, and help educate patients on general preventive care. Families can also benefit from affordable prices on school and sports physicals. Chiropractic care is more than just making the pain disappear. It is about learning, understanding, and taking care of your body to improve your quality of life, said Dr. Means. I want to work with my patients to help them gain a better understanding of their own pain, and how to manage it in between visits for chiropractic care. Dr. Casey Means is a North Fort Myers High School graduate and Lee County native who has been practicing in Southwest Florida since 2008. He received his bachelors degree from Florida Gulf Coast University, and his Doctorate of Chiropractic care from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange, Florida. New Life Chiropractic is located at 1411 SE 47th Street, Suite 10, and is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Evening and weekend appointments are available upon request. Call 541-3555 or visit www.newlifecapecoral.com for more information. Crawford Book Signing EventAuthor Joyce Holton Crawford, a resident of Fort Myers, will be available to sign copies of her book, I Dare You Disaster, on Tuesday, May 1 at Annettes Book Nook, 7205 Estero Blvd. in Fort Myers Beach. She will be sappearing at the store between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. In I Dare You Disaster, fifth grade best friends Jeff and Greg are looking forward to middle school in a year. But when two middle-school bullies confront them, they dare Jeff and Greg to do something the friends know is wrong: spend the night at school. Jeff and Greg know that completing this dare means the bullies will leave them alone, so they take the dare. While they sleep peacefully in an art room, something downstairs disrupts their slumber. Scared and worried, Jeff and Greg soon realize that they are not alone in the building anymore. Read I Dare You Disaster to find out what trouble awaits them in this exciting, action-packed, adventurous tale. For more information, contact Travis King at 888-361-9473 or tking@tatepublishing.com. Dr. Casey Means


27 THE RIVER APRIL 20, 2012 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My sons kindergarten teacher said that he might have a sensory disorder because various textures in food and clothing make him uncomfortable. I know he hates tags in his clothes, his socks, and smooth creamy foods. I thought it was just his personality. What is a sensory disorder? Rachael P., Fort Myers Beach Dear Rachael, A sensory disorder is a very real concern and this type of problem can range from very mild to severe. This disorder is sometimes called a sensory integration disorder and more recently has been renamed to sensory processing disorder (SPD). According to the American Journal of Occupational Therapy, sensory processing is the way the nervous system responds to sensory input, i.e., light, sound, touch, taste, etc. There is a continuous flow of information available from all the sensory systems, and the brain must sort through the information, prioritize and emphasize components, to decide both how to understand what is going on and to decide what you will do based on the information available. So whether you are eating an apple, taking a walk, or doing homework, the successful completion of the activity requires processing sensation signals or sensory integration. What happens when the disorder occurs is that the sensory signals do not get organized into appropriate responses. People then can either over respond to a sensation or they can also under respond. Over responding can be an adverse reaction to physical contact, light, sound, food, or other sensory input. An under reaction might look like someone is not responding to a sensation such as intense heat, cold or even pain. There are a wide variety of responses that both children and adults demonstrate when they have sensory processing difficulties. While many of us have experienced occasional difficulties processing sensory information, those with the disorder experience these difficulties daily, and SPD interrupts and upsets their daily life. Research indicates that as many as 1 of 20 children experiences sensory problems that may be serious enough to affect everyday life, including success at school. The good news though is that there are well-established treatments to help those who experience SPD. For more mild cases of SPD, there are many modifications that can be made at home or school. A child may just need some extra time to move about the classroom, permission to avoid certain foods, have the tags cut out of their clothing or wear seamless socks that dont irritate their feet. For more serious problems with SPD, Occupational Therapy with a sensory integration approach has been identified as the most effective means of treatment. For the child, the OT sessions seem like lots of fun. The therapist guides the child through play based activities that help the child learn appropriate responses to sensation in an active, and meaningful, way so the child is able to respond and behave more functionally. Over time, the child will remember their responses that will then generalize what they have learned beyond the OT sessions to the other settings such as home and school. SPD is a complex disorder and the above information is just a brief overview of this condition. For more information on this topic, visit http://ot.usc.edu/academics/sensory-integration and http:// www.spdfoundation.net. Ms. Greggs is adjunct faculty at Edison State College where she teaches psychology and education courses. She is also Nationally Certified School Psychologist and consultant for School Consultation Services, a private educational consulting company. Questions for publication may be addressed to smgreggs@gmail.com. Not all questions submitted can be addressed through this publication. Eden Autism Services Summer ProgramsEden Florida will offer summer youth experiences in Fort Myers and Naples that combine recreation and learning for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Aspergers ages 4 to 22. The summer camp programs include academics, life skills training, social skills, recreation and swimming. One-on-one behavior therapy is also available. All instruction that Camp Eden will provide is based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), and all summer staff at Camp Eden are qualified Behavioral Assistants. Eight one-week sessions are available starting at $250 per week. Scholarships are available. Eden School of Naples is located at 2801 County Barn Road. Eden School of Fort Myers is located at 2438 Second Street at the First Presbyterian Church in Downtown Fort Myers. For more information, call 992-4680 ext. 5010. Jen Chapin To Appear At Hunger SummitJen Chapin will provide the keynote address at the fifth annual Hunger Summit at Hodges University, 4501 Colonial Blvd. in Fort Myers. This years summit emphasis is participation in agencies through volunteering, outreach and fundraising. The public is invited to attend the half-day event from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. There is no charge to attend the summit, which is offered through the auspices of the Harry Chapin Food Bank. The day begins with a light breakfast and features breakout sessions, workshops, and the keynote address. Registration is requested and may be made by going to http://hungersummit2012.eventbrite.com or calling Homer Gutierrez at 334-7007 ext. 129. Chapin is secretary of the Board of Directors of WhyHunger, and knows firsthand about the exciting work being done to fight hunger and poverty at the grassroots level across the country and the world. As a young person with a lifelong involvement in the WhyHunger and the how questions of hunger and its solutions, she inspires and empowers other young people to see how they can make a difference every day, right in their own communities. Chapin asks provoking questions about politics and economics of hunger and poverty, while also tapping into WhyHungers Reinvesting in America network to highlight the work of community-based organizations groups that are doing ground-breaking work to help individuals and communities gain selfreliance. Jen carries on the work of her father, Harry Chapin. He saw hunger and poverty as an insult to America, she said. Chapin, along with guitarist Jamie Fox, will then present a concert that evening in the Foulds Theatre at the Alliance for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the concert are $30 each. Seating is limited and tickets may be purchased by contacting Joyce Jacobs at 334-7007 ext. 130, 839-4143 or joycejacobs@harrychapinfoodbank.org. Proceeds from the concert will go to the Harry Chapin Food Bank. For more information about the Harry Chapin Food Bank, call 334-7007 or go to www.harrychapinfoodbank.org. Jen Chapin An Evening Under The SeaMarine biologist Susie Hassett will take participants young and old on an undersea adventure that is sure to be great family-style fun. An Evening Under The Sea will be held at the Cape Coral Yacht Club, 5819 Driftwood Parkway, on Friday, April 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. Included at the event will be a wide range of educational information. Children will engage in interactive games, touch tanks, a live puppet show, temporary tattoos, face painting and more. Cost is $5 per person, with children under 2 admitted free). Pre-registration is required. For more information, contact the Cape Coral Yacht Club at 574-0806. Our email address is press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER APRIL 20, 201228 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, Years ago as children, my sister and I heard our parents say, Dont ever put me in a nursing home, or what is now called an assisted living facility. Times change, living conditions change and longevity changes, as does health and families and maybe most of all costs and financial resources change. How do you suggest we get out of this one? Helen Dear Helen, No one should ever be made to promise that they would never do something because you never know what is your fate down the road. For many people who did promise never to do something, there is positively no other option, or destroy their own or their familys life. Your parents expressed their opinion at the time, not knowing what would happen down the road. I feel that you are caring for your family and what ever you decide will be the proper choice. Lizzie Dear Helen, Assisted living communities are not todays skilled nursing facilities. Assisted living communities are apartments with social and some medical support. The social support includes scheduled activities, meals and transportation. The medical support includes medication, administration and various other activities depending on the county standards. Nursing homes are still nursing homes, designed for individuals needing skilled nursing care. Whether assisted living or nursing homes, it is a difficult transition for an individual to leave ones own home. Sometimes, unfortunately, individuals cannot continue to live safely in their own home. It is difficult to make promises about the future when we do not know what the future will hold. I know this time in any families journey is difficult, and you will make the best decisions. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces e-mail address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. deaRPharmacistNightshade Foods: Delectable Or Deadly?by Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: I live in chronic pain. Its usually my joints, but now my nerves are involved. My tests are all normal, and my doctor gives me Celebrex, Vicodin and Flexeril. I feel doped up, and still live in pain. What else can I do? BC, Sanibel Island Avoid eating a certain class of foods known to ignite pain in the muscles, joints and nerves. Some of you can guess which foods Im talking about here, especially if you grew up in tropical regions of the United States, where your summer camp counselor told you to avoid the wild berries of deadly nightshade, which contain belladonna. Nightshades belong to the Solenaceae family and I bet you eat a nightshade food each day. The most common are tomatoes, white potatoes (not sweet potatoes or yams), potato starch is found in hundreds of medications; eggplant and peppers (including all those deliciously spicy peppers like cayenne, chili and habenero). Tabasco sauce, which contains large amounts of heat-causing capsicum annum, ranks up there. Paprika is a sneaky one, showing up in flavoring mixes or under added spices on the label. Other nightshades include goji berries (bummer, theyre the latest rage in the antioxidant crowd), ashwagandha, Cape gooseberries, ground cherries and garden huckleberries (thankfully not blueberries). We all know cigarettes cause cellular damage, but they are also a nightshade. These all cause pain. If you dont believe me, have a full-on nightshade party and load the salsa on your breakfast omelet, have French fries with lunch, and for dinner, eat eggplant parmesan with some stir-fry peppers and tomatoes. NSAIDs anyone? Because all those nightshades are sure to cause a flare-up for you, necessitating non-steroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). The flareup could take three hours to three days to occur, so connecting the dots is tricky. If you are sensitive to weather changes, this could be a sign of nightshade sensitivity dont ask me why. So whats the problem with some our favorite farmers market heroes? Well, nightshades contain alkaloids that accumulate and block an enzyme called cholinesterase lighting the bodys pain fuse: muscle spasm, aches, joint pain, tenderness, hip pain, inflammation and stiff movement. Heartburn, too. And you thought heartburn was related to a Prilosec-deficiency, didnt you? While symptoms may dissipate in a few days or weeks if there is no more consumption, the problem is that we keep eating nightshades in almost every meal. The body never gets clear of them so it stays on fire 24/7 despite all your pain-relievers. If youre otherwise healthy, eat up. But if live in chronic pain, or have Rheumatoid arthritis, try completely eliminating nightshades for three solid months. Hang in there because it takes a few weeks before the pain even begins to retreat. Ive read anecdotal reports where some people kiss pain goodbye forever just by avoiding nightshades. Can you imagine? Complete pain relief, it costs nothing and the only downside is an occasional craving. 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. Complementary Cancer TherapiesLee Memorial Health System is offering the next in its complimentary For Your Health seminars. Palliative care physician Andrew Esch, M.D., and Marie Hepp, ARNP, oncology outreach education coordinator, explore the use of complementary therapies in the journey through cancer on Tuesday, April 24. The seminar will take place from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Hyatt Place Coconut Point, 23120 Via Villagio in Estero. Aromatherapy, massage, acupuncture, yoga and meditation are among the most successful complementary therapies that help patients with serious illnesses. Seating for this seminar is limited. Reservations are requested. Call 4548762 or visit www.leememorial.org for more information. Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email press@riverweekly.com Fundraiser For Local Kidney Transplant PatientKenny Cox is waiting for the phone call that will change his life. He needs a kidney transplant, but the costs are overwhelming. Volunteers are planning a fundraiser to help offset his expenses. In the mid-90s, Cox was diagnosed with renal reflux, which has caused irreversible damage to his kidneys. His left kidney currently only functions at 20 percent, and his right kidney has completely failed. Doctors say a kidney transplant is critical to his survival. Despite his health challenges, Cox, 46, is very optimistic and focuses on the positive things in his life, such as his girlfriend and his family and friends. He is surrounded by a strong support system of loved ones who will undergo testing to see if they are suitable kidney donors, and hes very grateful. A painter and musician, Cox loves using his artistic abilities and spending time outdoors camping. He hopes to resume his normal lifestyle once he receives his new kidney. A kidney transplant costs approximately $250,000. Even with health insurance, Cox faces significant medical expenses related to his transplant. For the rest of his life, he will need follow-up care and daily anti-rejection medications. The cost of post-transplant medications can range from $2,000 to $5,000 per month, and they are as critical to his survival as the transplant itself. To overcome these financial challenges, Cox turned to the National Foundation for Transplants (NFT) for assistance. NFT is a nonprofit organization that helps transplant patients raise funds to pay for transplant-related expenses. Kenny has battled health complications for years, said Lauren Wilmer, NFT fundraising consultant, but he manages to maintain a good attitude, and hes an inspiration to many. At NFT, were helping Kenny raise the necessary funds so he can keep concentrating on his health without having to constantly worry about his medical bills. Friends and family are planning a hog roast fundraiser Sunday, April 29 at 1 p.m. at American Legion Post 123, 4249 Sanibel-Captiva Road. There will be live bands, raffles and a silent auction for items such as resort vacations, fishing trips, golf outings, and restaurant certificates. Admission is free, but donations are strongly encouraged. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. For more information, contact Kelly Pohler at kellypohler@yahoo.com or 691-7455. To make a donation in honor of Cox, mail a tax-deductible gift to the NFT Florida Kidney Fund, 5350 Poplar Ave., Suite 430, Memphis, TN 38119. Be sure to write in honor of Kenny Cox in the memo line. Secure donations can be made online at www.transplants.org. Click on Patients We Help to locate Cox. Kenny Cox


29 THE RIVER APRIL 20, 2012Dr. DaveBenefits Of Anyaby Dr. Dave HepburnI first met her while browsing through the fine apparel section of Walmart. She was speaking/singing to me over the K-Tel sound system. I heard her again while lying catatonic in the dentists chair and yet again in an incense shop (I was absolutely livid that day and stopped in to have my anger addressed.) But most often, her voice floated into my head while I was on hold over the phone. I loved the haunting, loving, soothing Enya. Too cheap to buy the CD, I often called 9-1-1 and asked to be put on hold. I hadnt thought of her in quite some time until a recent newspaper article caught my eye stating that a birth control pill named Enya or Anya (the anglicized version) was recently developed to soothe out menstrual cycles. Taken continuously, a woman (duh) could be completely free of a period. This really isnt big news to any doctor, as many pills can achieve this feat. But what really caught my medulla was the mention of the Maryland Museum of Menstruation. Now as I doctor, youd think Id have heard of this museum, being well aware of the Amusing Museum of Armpit Hair, the Smithsonian Center of Saliva and of course the Navel Academy Museum (check out the Italian lint exhibit). The Museum of Menstruation (MuM) is an actual place complete with the latest and greatest menstrual artifacts you would ever care to imagine, period. Err if feminine hygiene ads on TV tend to make you fumble uncomfortably for the channel changer, this place would make you fumble for your lunch. It can be easily located by the number of men sitting alone nervously in parked cars all around the street. But the curator is actually a man, proud to put men back in menstruation. He claims the biggest issue... umm debate at his museum is concerning custom-made periods using medications like Anya. Is it good to fool Mother Nature? I personally have found it was never a good idea to fool your mother when she has a big wooden spoon in one hand, a cheese grater in the other hand and Tabasco sauce in the third. Are there benefits in having a natural monthly bleed? One school of thought states that a regular bloodletting may be a reason that women, on average, outlive men as it tends to rid the body of excess iron, too much of which can damage pleasant organs like the heart and liver. Men have to play hockey (against my sons) or drive (with my sons) to lose that amount of blood. This bloodletting is also a reason why donating blood is somewhat cardioprotective. But now, a woman can order up the type of menstrual pattern shed prefer. She can reduce or eliminate periods altogether. Maybe have one every three months or once a year or none at all. Not only does this appeal to those who prefer the convenience ie athletes, soldiers, frequent travelers or frequent brides but also to those who suffer from painful periods or anemia secondary to too much blood loss. According to the 1931 Home Physician, my most up to date and oft used medical reference text, painful periods arise mostly in women of neurotic temperament getting their feet wet just before the period or running a sewing machine. As well it is important to avoid exposure of the arms, shoulders and legs occasioned by present day fashions. Excessive menstrual flow, of course, stems from excitement of any kind such as parties, dancing, theaters, novel reading, long hours of piano practice, exhausting school studies and indolent habits. Treatment involves covering up those bare shoulders and taking an enema. Wouldnt you rather take an Enya? Like the column? Youll LOVE the book the Doctor is In(sane), available at Sanibel Island Books & Gifts. 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THE RIVER APRIL 20, 201230 SWFAS Launches New Outpatient Detox ProgramSouthwest Florida Addiction Services (SWFAS) has launched a new pilot treatment program aimed at helping persons detoxify from opiates on an outpatient basis. The new Outpatient Detoxification program adds another option for persons addicted to painkillers such as Oxycontin and Oxycodone, two of the leading opiates. Patients previously only had one choice the inpatient SWFAS Detoxification Center if they were experiencing withdrawal from the drugs. The outpatient program isnt for everyone, according to Alejandro Garcia-Barbon, director of the SWFAS Detoxification Center. The ideal candidate is someone who has a stable home environment, has used opiates within the past 72 to 96 hours, and agrees to follow the eight-week program, Garcia-Barbon said. SWFAS initially will have room for seven people in the program. Cost is $4,000, although there is some public funding for those who qualify, based on family income. Our goal here is to help these individuals remain substance-free. Research has shown that the longer someone stays in treatment, the more likely they are to remain clean and sober. After eight weeks of treatment, they should be developing new behaviors, meeting new people and experiencing new environments, GarciaBarbon added. Chances of relapse should be reduced, he said, which means they are less likely to need more costly residential treatment in the future. Currently, about 75 percent of the Detoxification Center patients are there for opiate addiction. Those who participate in the program are expected each week to meet with medical staff, attend three group therapy sessions, one individual counseling session and one case management session. When medically appropriate, the attending physician will prescribe Suboxone, a medication used to assist detoxification. For more information about the Outpatient Detox program, call 3329689 or visit www.swfas.org. SWFAS Detoxification Center Group therapy session at SWFAS Main living area of the SWFAS Detoxification Center Individual counseling session at SWFASSend your editorial copy to:press@riverweekly.com LEAPP Hosts Public Screening About Elder Abuse In AmericaIn honor of National Crime Victims Rights Week (April 22 to 28), Lee Elder Abuse Prevention Partnership (LEAPP) will hold a free public screening about elder abuse in America. The short film An Age for Justice: Confronting Elder Abuse in America will be shown, followed by a post-screening discussion led by LEAPP partners. The event will be held on Tuesday, April 24 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Lee County Sheriffs Office at 14750 Six Mile Cypress Parkway in Fort Myers. National Crime Victims Rights Week is an observance throughout the U.S. to promote victims rights and to honor crime victims and those who advocate on their behalf. The film being shown is part of a nationwide effort in increase public awareness of elder abuse in America and to give elders and advocates a voice for needed policy changes. In many cases, elder abuse victims are also victims of crime. Guests should arrive no later than 9:45 a.m. in order to be escorted to the room designated for the event. Refreshments will be provided. To reserve a seat, RSVP to 590-0861. Lee Elder Abuse Prevention Partnership (LEAPP) is a coalition committed to creating community partnerships that effectively promote awareness of abuse, neglect, and exploitation of older adults in Lee County. The coalitions mission is dedicated to providing education, services, advocacy and support to vulnerable adults. For additional information about LEAPP, call 211 or 433-3900. United Way 211 information specialists are prepared to help you with your concerns regarding elder abuse and questions about Lee Elder Abuse Prevention Partnership. Powerful Tools For CaregiversPowerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational series designed to provide you with the tools you need to take care of yourself. This program helps family caregivers reduce stress, improve self-confidence, communicate feelings better, balance their lives, increase their ability to make tough decisions and locate helpful resources. Classes consist of six sessions held once a week. Two experienced Class Leaders conduct the series (many are experienced caregivers themselves, who have successfully applied the techniques they teach). Interactive lessons, discussions and brainstorming will help you take the tools you choose and put them into action for your life. You will receive a book, The Caregiver Helpbook, developed specifically for the class. A donation of $25 to help defray the cost of the book is suggested, but not required to attend the class. Classes will be held at the Lake Kennedy Senior Center (Veranda Room), 400 Santa Barbara Blvd. in Cape Coral, from May 15 to June 19. Sessions are held every Tuesday from 1 to 4 p.m. For information about respite care or to register, call 343-2751. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required. Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email press@riverweekly.com


31 THE RIVER APRIL 20, 2012 Make-A-Wish Foundation Walk Robert Colantonio and his son, Dominic, cross the finish line March 24th at Florida Gulf Coast University Lily and Andrea Kidder Amanda Bray and Michelle Persante with Frankie Vitiello and his bronze medal Nicholas and Ashley Martinez, Nick Schaefer with Taylor Marini and Leilani Martinez were among more than 300 participants Cherry Blossoms Featured On StampsThe U.S. Postal Service has issued two-part Cherry Blossom Centennial stamps, commemorating the centennial of the gift of 3,020 cherry blossom trees from the city of Tokyo to the city of Washington, D.C. The two-part panorama signifies the friendship between Japan and the United States. The se-tenant (twopart, side-by-side) stamps picture cherry trees in full bloom around the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C. Each stamp is valued at 45 cents and is a forever stamp. The stamps are on sale nationwide. The cherry blossom stamp on the left side features trees arching over two girls dressed in bright kimonos and a family on a stroll with the Washington Monument in the background. The group is shown in 1912 period attire. On the right-hand stamp, the Jefferson Memorial forms the backdrop for tourists taking in the sights under a canopy of pink blooms. This group is shown in contemporary clothing. With these subtle details, artist Paul Rogers represents the 100 years between the gift and modern day. A Fort Myers or Naples collectible Postmark America postmark is available by mail for any stamped envelope. The Florida Funshine postmark features a smiling sun with sunglasses and a palm tree. The postmark is available for any date in the future, a great way to make that birthday or anniversary card super special. Mail your stamped envelope to: Customer Relations, 79 Mid Cape Terrace, Cape Coral, FL 33991. Dont forget to include a self-addressed, stamped envelope for the return and indicate which date and city you are requesting a postmark for Fort Myers or Naples. Cherry Blossom Centennial stamps Pet Adoption Deal For Public Service EmployeesNow through May 15, Lee County Domestic Animal Services will show their appreciation to public service employees by discounting pet adoption fees. Employees such as those in social services, transportation, housing, fire service, education, military, law enforcement and public housing are only a few of the groups that qualify to adopt a puppy or kitten for $25 or an adult pet for just $8 when they show their work ID. All other potential adopters should check Animal Services website at www.LeeLostPets.com for other adoption promotions including two-forone cats and kittens. Animal Services realizes how dedicated our public servants are and we would like to say thank you by offering them a discount on adopting a new best friend and family member, said Donna Ward, LCDAS director. The agency will be making this offer to various groups of individuals each month in appreciation for their hard work and commitment and to spotlight the variety of pets available from the countys animal shelter. The reduced adoption fee still includes the complete package 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. To take advantage of this offer, just visit Animal Services shelter at 5600 Banner Drive in Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. Pets available for adoption may be viewed online at www. LeeLostPets.com. Information is automatically updated hourly and adoption applications may be submitted online. For more information about pets for adoption or any LCDAS programs and services, 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. Email editorial copy to: press@riverweekly.com


DID YOU KNOW 1. ART: Which French painter is known for his depictions of ballerinas? 2. ANATOMY: Where is the hyoid bone located? 3. ANIMAL KINGDOM: What is the only mammal that can fly on its own? 4. GEOGRAPHY: What is the smallest U.S. state in land area? 5. TELEVISION: What was the theme song of the TV sitcom Married with Children? 6. MOVIES: Who played the dad in the film The Shining? 7. ADVERTISEMENTS: What product did the first television advertisement feature? 8. HISTORY: Aside from Rome, where did the popes of the Catholic Church reside for a brief period in the Middle Ages? 9. PERSONALITIES: What actor got his start as a circus performer? 10. FAMOUS QUOTES: Who once said, If you cant stand the heat, get out of the kitchen? TRIVIA TEST 1. Edgar Degas 2. Throat 3. A bat 4. Rhode Island 5. Love and Marriage by Frank Sinatra 6. Jack Nicholson 7. Bulova watches 8. Avignon, France 9. Pierce Brosnan 10. President Harry Truman ANSWERS My Stars FOR WEEK OF APRIL 23, 2012ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A sudden change of plans could lead to a misunderstanding with a friend or family member. Be ready to offer a full explanation of your decision. A past favor is returned. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Expect pressure from those who want you to change your position on a matter of importance. However, the determined Bovine will be able to withstand the bullying and win out. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Its time to stop dwelling on past disappointments and move on to other possibilities. By weeks end, youll be meeting new people and making new plans for the future. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A longsimmering situation between co-workers threatens to heat up and could create problems with your work schedule. Best advice: Consult a supervisor on how to proceed. LEO (July 23 to August 22) You might have just learned that someone close to you is keeping a secret. And, of course, the Cats curiosity has gone into overdrive. But be patient. All is revealed soon enough. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Dont give up. The recognition citing the good work you recently did will come through. Meanwhile, an opportunity opens up that can lead to a lot of traveling later on. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A financial crunch eases, but its still a good idea to keep a tight rein on what you spend for nonessentials. Education becomes a major focus as the week winds down. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Recent encounters with stressful situations could require some restorative measures to get your energy levels back up. Talk to your doctor about a diet and exercise program. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) New connections follow changes on the job or in your personal life. But keep your feelings reined in until these relationships have a chance to develop. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Pay more attention to your aches and pains, and avoid self-diagnoses. Seek professional advice to make sure these problems wont lead to something more serious. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) You love doing research and learning new things, so youll be happy to know that education becomes a big part of your life at this time, and for some time to come. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Your Piscean penchant for doing things logically could be challenged by an equally strong emotional reaction to a new situation. Best advice: Keep the two factors in balance. BORN THIS WEEK: You love music and nature. You would be an excellent environmentalist, as well as a fine singer or musician. On April 27, 4977 B.C., the universe is created, according to 17th-century German mathematician and astronomer Johannes Kepler. Scientists in the 20th century developed the Big Bang theory, which showed that Keplers calculations were off by about 13.7 billion years. On April 23, 1564, according to tradition, the great English dramatist and poet William Shakespeare is born in Stratfordon-Avon. It is impossible to be certain the exact day on which he was born, but church records show that he was baptized on April 26, and three days was a customary amount of time to wait before baptizing a newborn. On April 26, 1865, John Wilkes Booth is killed when Union soldiers track him down to a Virginia farm 12 days after he assassinated President Abraham Lincoln. The original plan involved a simultaneous assassination of Lincoln, Vice President Andrew Johnson and Secretary of State William Seward. On April 24, 1936, a group of firemen responding to an alarm in Camden, N.J., is televised. It was the first time an unplanned event was broadcast on television, anticipating the development of live TV news coverage. On April 25, 1947, President Harry Truman officially opens the first White House bowling alley. Eisenhower closed the two-lane alley in 1955 and turned it into a mimeograph room. Nixon had a one-lane alley installed underground directly beneath the North Portico entrance of the White House. On April 28, 1958, The Witch Doctor, by singer/songwriter David Seville, hits the No. 1 spot on Billboards pop charts. The song used the unusual technique of recording the singers voice at a speed different than the music. On April 29, 1974, President Richard Nixon announces to the public that he will release transcripts of 46 taped White House conversations in response to a Watergate trial subpoena. On Aug. 8, 1974, Nixon avoided a Senate impeachment trial by becoming the first American president to resign from office. It was beloved American humorist Will Rogers who made the following sage observation: You cant say civilization dont advance, for in every war they kill you a new way. Elkhart, Ind., has the dubious distinction of being the RV capital of the world. According to a survey by the magazine Vegetarian Times, if youre a vegetarian, you have 3 percent of the U.S. population for company. Only half of 1 percent of Americans are vegans, consuming no animal products at all, while 10 percent say they follow a vegetarian-inclined diet. The Hawaiian alphabet has only 12 letters. In 1743 one Dr. John Cohausen wrote a book called Hermippus Redivivus, in which he described how anyone could live to the ripe old age of 115 -a particularly impressive feat in the 18th century. His recipe for a long life involved burning gum olibani, styrae, myrrh and a variety of herbs, then inhaling the fumes, while at the same time imbibing the exhalations of the nearest little girl. According to the law in the town of Chester, England, if you catch a Welshman within the city walls after the sun has gone down, you may shoot him with a longbow. Those who study such things say that the asteroids are so rich in minerals that one cubic kilometer of one of these heavenly bodies would provide the materials to make enough steel to supply the worlds industry for more than a decade, with more than a centurys worth of nickel, to boot. The shortest complete sentence in the English language is Go. If youre like half of all Americans, you live within 50 miles of your childhood home. If you live to the age of a hundred, youve got it made, because very few people die past the age of a hundred. -George Burns THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY PUZZLE ANSWERS 1. Cliff Curtis of the Boston Braves (1910-11), Matt Keough of the Oakland As (1978-79) and Jo-Jo Reyes of the Toronto Blue Jays (2008-11), all with 28. 2. Tied for sixth, with 49 home runs in 1987. 3. Shaun Alexander had 41 rushing TDs (1996-99). 4. Tom Chambers, Dale Ellis and Xaxier McDaniel. 5. Three (1998, 2002 and 2006). 6. Six feet, 7 1/2 inches. 7. Gary Player (1961, 78) and Trevor Immelman (2008). ANSWERS SPORTS QUIZ 1. Which three major-league pitchers hold the record for most consecutive starts without a victory? 2. What is the highest Andre Dawson ranks on the Chicago Cubs list of most home runs for a season? 3. In the 2010 season, Mark Ingram became the Alabama Crimson Tides all-time leader in rushing touchdowns (42). Who had held the mark? 4. During the 1986-87 and 1987-88 seasons, the Seattle SuperSonics had three players each average 20 points per game. Name two of the three. 5. On how many U.S. Olympic teams did NHL great Mike Modano play? 6. Chaunte Lowe set an American record in 2012 in the womens high jump at the USA Indoor Track and Field Championships. How high did she jump? 7. In 2011, Charl Schwartzel became the third South African golfer to win the Masters. Name the first two. THE RIVER APRIL 20, 201232


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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 4/20 GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION MOVING SALEMOVING Sanibel House, 1417 Causey Court located in the Dunes. Entire contents including 13 foot wall entertainment center, furniture, antique dining room set. New Sears riding mower. All day Friday and Saturday, April 20th and 21st. Call 239-822-3704NS 4/20 CC 4/20 HUGE MOVING SALE!Sunday only April 22 8AM 2PM No early birds! 1948 Roseate Lane Sanibel Furniture, lawn mower, chainsaw, lawn equipment, shing gear, dishes, bike, vintage holiday decor, clothing, handbags, womens size 9 shoes, and much more!NS 4/20 NC 4/20 GARAGE/MOVING SALE1537 Sand Castle Road, Sanibel SAT. April 21st 9am-2pm Dining Rm table and 8 chairs 65-105 Travertine cocktail table sturdy 44x44 Travertine top side board etc., Minton dishes, plates, glasses, etc., vases, sheets, linen, white crib, baby things, side table, wine glasses etc.NR 4/20 CC 4/20 FOUR BEDROOM DUNES This Large UF Executive home offers a cul-de-sac road, overlooks lake to golf course, garage + covered parking. Rarely available 4 BR/3 BA. $2,300/mo.472-6747Serving The Islands Rental Needs Since 1975 Gulf Beach Properties, Inc.Paul H. Zimmerman, Broker/Owner ANNUAL RENTALSSANIBEL NS 4/20 BM 5/11 Island VacationsOf Sanibel & CaptivaMillion $ Views Await You! Cottages Condos Homes Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths239-472-72771-888-451-7277S 10/9 B 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 LIGHTHOUSE REALTYPaul J. Morris, Broker VACATION RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SALES 359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island 239-579-0511RR 3/23 CC 5/11 VACATION RENTALANNUAL 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 dalesuslick@gmail.com NR 4/13 CC 4/20 OPEN HOUSESunday April 22, 12pm-4pm 2294 Wulfert Road ( san-cap past school go to wulfert rd on right take rst left go 1 mile home on right..NO SIGNS Allowed.) $1,037,000GLENN CARRETTAS FEATURED PROPERTIESwww.Tidewaterlane.com $1,495,000 www.PerfectLake.com $899,000 www.1314IsabelDr.com $2,194,000 www.Paper g.com $1,594,000 www.TeamSanibel.com $1,037,000 www.SanibelCompassPoint.com $1,095,000 www.Sunsetsouth1b.com $549,000 Check out The Carretta Report for all the Island real estate sales & info! NR 4/20 BM 4/20 www.TeamSanibel.comRE/MAX OF THE ISLANDSPutting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace www.remax-oftheislands.com 239-472-2311NS 3/30 BM TFN 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 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 RENT A PRIVATE SANIBEL LIFESTYLE!The only private house on one acre avail on Sanibel located off the Sanctuary. Compl rehab 2/br/2ba/stor/lg scrnd porch/ beaut views. Nr bch/no smking/sm pts OK. Annual: $1,950 incl utls excpt wat/elec. sanibelislandhouse@gmail.com.NR 4/20 CC 4/20 SANIBEL NEAR BEACH3Bed/2Bath canal home,with boat dock and direct access. Ground level with large deck and glassed-in orida room. Updated and Clean Unfurnished $1,700. Call 239-395-0401 or 239-410-1191NS 4/20 CC 4/20 CHARMING 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 COMMERCIAL SPACE


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 32 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 20, 201238 Mail your tax-deductible donation to: The Harry Chapin Food Bank 3760 Fowler Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901 Call (239) 334-7007 or donate online at: www.harrychapinfoodbank.org To those who are hungry, $20 is a fortune. But you can feed a family of four for a whole week with $20, thanks to the...Thats right...The Harry Chapin Food Bank can acquire $6 of nutritious food for every $1 you donate. This turns your $20 into a weeks worth of three meals a day for a family of four! Thank you for your generosity! Harry Chapin Food Bank! Scan to connect to the Food Bank! Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com


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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 SOUTH SEAS ISLAND RESORT TENNIS VILLA #3110Quaint corner unit overlooking lush gardens and courtyard. West Indies-style dcor, fully furnished turn-key villa located within the Southern Enclave of South Seas Island Resort. Extra side windows in dining area for additional light. Walking distance to beaches, Village of Capitva, restaurants and much more. South Seas Island Resort amenities offered with a club membership. Offered for $350,000 Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632. BEACHWALK OF SANIBELPreconstruction opportunity in Beachwalk an exciting new subdivision on east end just steps from the beach access. Great 3 bedroom, 2 bath floor plan with metal roof, concrete board siding and impact windows, granite countertops, raised wood panel cabinets on the near beach lot. Our in house designer can customize the floorplan for a small fee. Act soon and pick your own interior and exterior appointments! Priced right at $679,900. Contact Ken Colter 239/851-1357 or Bob Berning 239/699-9597. SLEEK UPSCALE GATED COMMUNITY IN SOUTH FT. MYERS6801 Stony Run has it all and more. Peaceful serene oversize lake front lot with room to stretch out, relax and enjoy Florida at its best. Tennis, boating, shaded family outings and golf all within easy access. Enjoy your private pool/hot tub while you watch eagles fly overhead. This spacious one floor 3 bedroom 3 1/2 bath home is professionally designed to flow from the family room, to the oversize eat in kitchen, formal dining room, office, den, king-size master bedroom and bath all surround by the sheltered screened enclosed pool and entertainment center. All this comfort and privacy, yet minutes from all Ft Myers has to offer. Contact George Kohlbrenner 239/565/8805. LOGGERHEAD CAY #521Look no further for the perfect vacation home or investment property! This ground level condo is located in the popular Loggerhead Cay complex and is only ONE UNIT back from the beach! Enjoy amazing sunsets and breathtaking views of the ocean. This 2/2 is tiled throughout and features updated bathrooms. Easy access to the pool and beach through the screened in lanai helps keep the sand and mess to a minimum! Offered $615,000. Contact Tracy Walters Mr. Listr 239/994-7975 or Connie Walters Ms Listr 239/841-4540 BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME IN GULF RIDGEBeautifully vegetated lot very close to beach in prestigious Gulf Ridge. Last lot on right before Joewood, with adjacent community pool and tennis. Just steps from deeded beach access. Over one acre of land. Offered for $495,000. Contact Loretta Geiger 239/980-2298. SANIBEL HARBOUR YACHT CLUB Experience stress free boat ownership with a great dockaminium featuring 5 star restaurant, Concierge service, Deli and catering, unlimited boat launcing, beach area with Tiki hut and BBQ grills, 24 hour security complete washdown and engine flush after each use.#259 $49,900 reduced!! #278 $29,900 #312 $89,900 Contact Marianne Stewart 239/560-6420 #159 $37,000 reduced! Contact Tracy Walters 239/994-7975 GARDENS AT BEACHWALKThis turn-key, fully furnished and accessorized waterfront two bedroom condominium is set amidst a community of 320 condominium residences. The split floor plan offers ensuite bathrooms in both bedrooms which exemplifies amply privacy. With the fully equipped kitchen, dining and living it makes condominium ownership simple and hassle free! Take pleasure in the view off the open porch overlooking the water display in the lake and sandy lakefront beach just below the pool vicinity. The Gardens at Beachwalk is centrally located Ft Myers gated community which is Mediterranean inspired. Close proximity to hospitals, shopping, library and beaches of Ft Myers Beach and Sanibel. Offered for$140,000.00 Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632. LOGGERHEAD CAY #462Updated, furnished condo with beautiful courtyard views with an East end location. On-site management with amenities including a community pool, tennis courts and shuffleboard. Easy access to the Sanibel Causeway. Offered for $499,000. Contact Sharon Wise 239-849-9121. PUNTA RASSA #208A valued location that enhances paradise. This end unit features an additional window in Master Bedroom. Brand new top of the line kitchen with granite. Hurricane impact windows new bathrooms & dressing area. Social Membership to the Sanibel Harbour Yacht Club included in purchase. Offered for $ 269,900. Contact Marianne Stewart 239/560-6420. THE PERFECT SANIBEL GETAWAYQuiet central location, this ground level home has been impeccably maintained. Range, refrigerator, water heater, washer, roof and garbage disposal all new in the last five years. New AC in 2010, new plumbing in 2004. Mature foliage,well maintained yard with fenced back yard and storage shed. Offered for $329,000. Contact Ken Colter 239/851-1357 or Bob Berning 239/699-9597. UPPER CAPTIVA This tropical gem features two lots.The Bay front lot features a brand newboat dock extending into the bay withdeep water dockage (6-10) Great for the boating and fishing. The Gulf front lot offers incredible views of the Gulf on pristine white beaches. The exterior of the home is complete, the interior is not. A perfect opportunity to finish the home to your own tastes and specifications. Only 1/2 mile from South Seas plantation. The perfect retreat for anglers and beach enthusiasts. Offered for $895,000. Contact Tracy Mr. Listr 239/994-7975 or Connie 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 1975 CROWN COLONYThis 2 level Kingfisher Model has been modified from 4 bedrooms to 2 master suites and a guest room.Upstairs master can be reconfigured to 2 bedroom layout. Pool and spa overlook lake with Southern exposure. This home is totally complete. Beautifully finished. Offered for 439,000. Contact Larry Hahn at 239/898-8789 THE RIVER APRIL 20, 201240