River weekly news
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VOL. 11, NO. 19 MAY 18, 2012From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com FREETake Me Home Broadway Palm To Host Fundraising Performances For Childrens HospitalBroadway Palm Dinner Theatre will be presenting Rodgers and Hammersteins Cinderella from May 17 through June 23. All opening week performances Thursday, May 17 through Sunday, May 20 are benefit performances in which Broadway Palm will donate $5 for every ticket purchased directly to The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. The Childrens Hospital is part of one of the states largest not-for-profit safety-net hospital systems with a commitment to providing the highest level of care to the sick and injured children and families of Southwest Florida. Now, more than ever, the hospital must rely on philanthropy to effectively accomplish its mission. To meet the growing demands of critically injured and ill children in Southwest Florida, The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida must expand. Thei plan is to build a new childrens hospital connected to the existing HealthPark Medical Center. Wicked stepsisters, a fairy godmother, a pumpkin and the perfect glass slipper bring this everlasting story to life on stage. Rodgers and Hammersteins Cinderella hits the stage with great warmth, more than a touch of hilarity, magical characters, irresistible romance and unforgettable songs. The hearts of children and adults alike still soar when the slipper fits. Tickets are now on sale and can be reserved by calling 278-4422, by visiting www. BroadwayPalm.com or by stopping by the box office at 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Performances are Wednesday through Sunday evenings with selected matinees. Family friendly ticket prices range from $18 to $39, with group discounts available for parties of 20 or more. Cinderella will play at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre from May 17 to June 23 The Bob Rauschenberg Gallery will feature a new exhibit titled Michelle Weinberg: Pictorial Record from May 25 through June 30. The exhibition opening and reception will be held on Friday, May 25 from 6 to 8 p.m., including a gallery talk at 7 p.m. with the artist. Weinberg is a visual artist living and working in Miami Beach and New York. She is the recipient of fellowships and residencies from Fundacion Valparaiso in Spain, Millay Colony, MacDowell Colony, Tigertail Artist Access Grant, an artist enhancement grant and an individual artist fellowship from the state of florida and a visual arts fellowship from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and Altos de Chavon, among others. Exhibitions of Weinbergs work have been held at Lesley Heller Workspace and Kathryn Markel Fine Art in New York, Inventory 01 and 02 in Miamis Design District, Escape The Room at Farside Gallery, Miami; Woman To Woman at the Bakehouse in Miami, Bleu Acier in Tampa, the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Florida; Nordisk kunst Plattform, Norway; The Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC and the Wolfsonian Museum/FIU in Miami Beach. Weinberg received a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York Citycontinued on page 16 Prefab 1 by Michelle Weinberg Village Scene by Michelle WeinbergNew Exhibition Opening At Bob Rauschenberg Gallery Art Center To Present AwardWinning PlayThe Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center presents Mud, a play by Cuban-American playwright Mara Irene Forns, which will run from May 23 to 27, with performances at 8 p.m. Mud unveils the story of Mae, a woman trying to escape the pit of rural poverty by attending school. However, she is caught in a troubled relationship with Lloyd, who tends the pigs on their hardscrabble plot of land. An outsider, Henry, provides some promise of hope for Mae, but he too is stuck in his own quagmire. This gritty and deeply tragic and beautiful play is a masterwork by one of the most important playwrights of our time. Directed by Brittney Brady and featuring Katelyn Gravel as Mae, Armando continued on page 4 A scene from Mud


Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And NowThe Library Womenby Gerri Reaves Fort Myers Press Fort Myers Press The seed for todays extensive Lee County Public Library System was a public reading room. Construction of the Fort Myers-Lee County Library complex, now underway, is seen in this view from First Street looking toward Royal Palm Avenue photo by Gerri Reaves The women in the photo, probably taken in the late 1920s, were honored for their roles in establishing the public library system in Fort Myers. Pictured are, from left, Mary Florence Hill, Minnie Gardner (standing), Julia Allen Hanson, Olive E. Stout and Mary Laycock courtesy of the Southwest Florida Historical Society Co-Publishers Advertising Sales Office Coordinator Graphic Arts/Production Photographer Writers PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER Contributing Writers Read Us Online: www.IslandSunNews.com Click on The River THE RIVER MAY 18, 20122


3 THE RIVER MAY 18, 2012 Edison & Ford Holiday Nights Receives Second DistinctionThe 37th annual Edison & Ford Holiday Nights at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers has been scheduled for December 1 to 30. Late last year, the event was chosen as one of the Top 100 Events in the nation by the American Bus Association and earlier this month was selected as one of Southeast Tourism Societys Top 20 Events for the month of December. continued on page 16 Childrens Tree Trail, decorated by Lee County students, is open nightly and is free to the public Plunder Treasure Exhibition At The ImaginariumDiscover, explore and interact with Treasure! The Exhibit at the Imaginarium, but only through Sunday, May 20. Thousands have plundered this captivating exhibition since it opened in January and now is your final chance to see it. Visitors will go on a modern-day treasure hunt using modern technology and the tools-of-the-trade to uncover a variety of treasures as well as the science, history, stories and personalities behind this contemporary quest. Treasure! The Exhibit offers seven thematic areas and hands-on activities that invite visitors to try the tools of treasure hunting, while they investigate and learn how to protect treasures. Guests will discover artifacts of ancient shipwrecks and take the controls of a remote-operated vehicle (ROV) used to uncover underwater treasures. Relive the Gold Rush and try panning for gold, then experiment with metal detectors orcontinued on page 16 Panning for gold at the Imaginarium Reservations accepted. Party rooms for private functions. 239-489-2233. Serving 11:00 am 10 pm seven days a week. Sunday buffet brunch & Bloody Mary Bar from 10:00 am 2:00 pm Happy hour daily with a special bar menu and Live music 8700 Gladiolus Drive. (Winkler and Gladiolus) across the street from Sweet Bay. Have you been to the New Sunshine Grille Yet?


THE RIVER MAY 18, 20124 From page 1Award-Winning PlayRivera as Lloyd and Jim Brock as Henry, Mud is a study of isolation, base desires, grace, and hard times in almost any backwoods of America. The plays subject matter is for mature audiences. Tickets are $10 each and are available through the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center ticket office or online at www.sbdac.com. The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is located at 2301 First Street in downtown Fort Myers. Chinese & Japanese Cuisine Downtown Fort Myers (Post Oce Arcade Hotel Indigo) 1520 Broadway For Takeout & Delivery Tel: 334-6991 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEKMon-urs 11am 10pm Fri-Sat 11am 11pm Sun 12pm 9pm Advocate Attends Presentation With Canadian Member Of ParliamentNola Theiss, executive director of Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships (HTAP), and Joy Smith, Canadian member of Parliament and sponsor of landmark Canadian legislation on human trafficking, were co-presenters at an event in Watertown, Ontario on April 28. The presentation was attended by 175 people from law enforcement, members of Parliament, organizers of local human trafficking efforts and community members. This was our most well attended annual event ever, said Chris Oates, one of the organizing associates. It was very useful to learn about both the U.S. efforts, especially in the area of legislation and preventive action as well as to hear about the ongoing passage of new legislation in Canada. Both of the speakers are at the forefront of action against this crime. Banners of paintings done by local Lee County students who have participated at HTAPs ARTREACH program were exhibited at the event. For more information about anti-human trafficking efforts locally, contact Nola Theiss at info@humantraffickingawareness.org or 395-2635. Joy Smith and Nola Theiss CROW Receives Grant For Utility CartCROW, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, has received funding from the Gulf Harbour Memorial Foundation for the purchase of a utility golf cart. This utility cart will help CROW students, staff and volunteers as they transport patients on the grounds and perform general daily maintenance activities. The Gulf Harbour Memorial Foundation is a local community based nonprofit organization that assists local and national charities that make a difference in Lee County. Since 2000, the group has provided over $1.3 million to charitable organizations. We appreciate the generosity of the Gulf Harbour Memorial Foundation, said CROW Executive Director Steve Greenstein. We also appreciate their commitment to helping us raise awareness of the challenges that face our native and migratory wildlife populations. Everyone at CROW would like to say thank you to the donors, sponsors and everyone associated with the Gulf Harbour Memorial Foundation. CROW staff, students and volunteers celebrate the arrival of their new utility cart funded by The Gulf Harbour Memorial Foundation 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 BoulevardFort Myers476-9000 DAILY LUNCH SPECIALS G R I L LR A W B A RSEAFOOD HAPPY HOUR 3-5PM & 9:30-MIDNIGHTDomestic Drafts $1.50 Domestic Pitchers $6.00 Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email press@riverweekly.com


5 THE RIVER MAY 18, 2012 11am-10pm Su n 10% OFF ONE COUPON PER TABLE Can not be used with any other offer. 18% Gratuity may be added to bill before discount. 11am 10pm, Expires May 25, 2012 FREE 11 Olympians Teaching Local KidsArt of the Olympians Museum & Gallery (AOTO) is working to connect youth throughout southwest Florida to the history, culture and excitement of the Olympic Games through educational programing and field trips. On Wednesday, May 9, 35 first grade students from at Heights Elementary School flooded through the doors of AOTO in downtown Fort Myers to learn about art, sport and simple Olympic values of friendship, respect and fair play. The field trip experience was made possible through the generosity of Greg Shepard, a bobsled Olympian who competed in the 1998 Nagano Olympic Winter Games. Students traveled through several educational stations on their journey through the Olympics learning about its rich history; discovering the importance of being at ones best; learning principals in art education and exploring sport through hands-on exhibits of sports memorabilia. We have a core of volunteers to whose passion for education, art, sport and culture help inspire youth discover a passion for excellence by understanding simple values friendship, fair play and respect, said Sandy Talaga, operations manager at AOTO. Talaga has assisted numerous field trip groups through the museum and notes that she looks forward to the visits to see the excitement on the childrens faces as they learn the story of the Olympics. Visitors of all ages get excited when they hear the personal stories about some of the most notable Olympians, said Talaga. However, it is truly rewarding to see a child leave excited and empowered and sometimes saying I could be an Olympian. Art of the Olympians Museum & Gallery is located at 1300 Hendry Street in Fort Myers. Gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Gallery is closed to on Sundays, Mondays and holidays. For more information on group tours and field trips, call 332-5055 or go to www. artoftheolympians.org. Olympian Bob Beamon visits with students from Ms. Alexanders first grade class as they learn about art at AOTO Lisa Alexanders first grade class poses for a photo before departing AOTO


THE RIVER MAY 18, 20126 Hortoons 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. Email editorial copy to: press@riverweekly.com United Daughters Of Confederacy MeetingThe Fort Myers Chapter 2614 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy will meet Saturday, May 19 at Perkins Restaurant, 12300 South Cleveland Avenue, from 10 a.m to 1 p.m. Ladies age16 and older are invited to attend. Call 728-3743 for reservations. Yacht Club Sets May 23 MeetingThe next monthly meeting of the Fort Myers Beach Yacht Club will be held on Wednesday, May 23 at the American Legion Post 274 on San Carlos Island, 899 Buttonwood Drive in Fort Myers Beach. Dinner will be catered and is available for $14 per person. Social hour begins at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. and the membership meeting is from 8 to 9 p.m. Potential new members wishing to attend any or all portions of the meeting are invited to call Commodore Pete Oiderma at 463-6240 for required reservations and additional information. Learn more online at www. FMBYachtClub.org. The Big Backpack Event ReturnsLee County public schools begin the 2012-13 school year on Wednesday, August 8. In preparation for the new school year, the Multicultural Centre of Southwest Floridas 13th annual Big Backpack Event is set to begin. The community-wide back-to-school festival and outreach program will be held on Sunday, July 29 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Harborside Event Center in downtown Fort Myers. More than 13,000 people are expected at this years event, and over 2,000 students ages 5 to 12 will receive free backpacks, school supplies and other giveaways. There is no fee for the event, and all families are welcome. The main goal of the Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida is to support students in need while also celebrating the diversity in our community. Free backpacks and school supplies will be provided to the first 2,000 children ages 5 to 12 who attend. Children must be present with their parent or guardian in order to receive the supplies. The Big Backpack Event will also provide free services such as eye exams, haircuts and fingerprinting. Festivities include face painting, a bounce house and a full day of live multicultural entertainment on the main stage of the event center. The Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida is a 501(c)3 organization that raises continued on page 9 Participants at last years Big Backpack Event


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L L L L L L L L o o o o o o o c c c c c c c c a a a a a a a l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l y y y y y y y y y y o o o o o o o o o w w w w w w w w w w w n n n n n n n n n n n n e e e e e e e e e Author To Appear At Matlacha MenagerieDL Havlin, author of the new historical/fiction title The Cross on Cotton Creek, will appear at the Matlacha Menagerie, 4547 Pine Island Road, with presentations from 2 p.m. to close on Friday, May 25, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 26. A tale about the Civil War and reconstruction following it, the book recounts the plight of soldiers and civilians caught in the backwash of Shermans March to the Sea. An intense story spanning almost a hundred years, it answers the question if a mans word and faith can make a difference with a resounding Yes! This book follows his recently released successful thriller, A Place No One Should Go, a story set in Florida with a historical slant. The book is available in printed form or e-book from bookstores including Barnes & Noble and on the Internet from many sources, including Amazon.com. For additional information, contact Linda at 282-0099. D.L. Havlin Davis Wins Gora Photo ScholarshipCypress Lake High School Center for the Arts senior Collin Davis has been named the 2012 Bruce T. Gora Photography Scholarship recipient. Hes one of 68 local students who will receive more than $230,000 in competitive scholarships administered by the Southwest Florida Community Foundation. The scholarship was created in 2010 to honor the memory of photographer, architect, musician and Alliance for the Arts board member Bruce Gora, who was known throughout the community for his lifelong dedication to the arts and volunteerism. Although Davis has been a visual artist since early childhood, he recently turned his attention to photography. He began by shooting at high school football games, but quickly broadened his scope to include landscape, abstract and long exposure photography. He says great photographs tell stories. To me, a really great picture allows the viewer to connect with the artists perspective and objective when capturing that photo, said Davis. The best pictures dont need any explaining. The viewers perspective and imagination allow him/her to interact with the artist in a unique and unspoken manner. Davis, also a Florida Bright Futures Medallion Scholarship winner, is already attending Edison State College as a dualenrollment student. He plans to finish his Associate of Arts degree at Edison and then attend the Savannah College of Art Design. He says ultimately he hopes to merge his two loves art and cars by becoming a designer for BMW. Contact Anne Douglas at 274-5900 with questions about the Southwest Florida Community Foundation or the many scholarships it administers each year. Collin Davis Republican Women Dinner MeetingOn Monday June 11, a dinner meeting of the Lee Republican Women Federated will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn-Fort Myers, 12601 University Drive in Fort Myers. Social hour begins at 5:15 p.m., with dinner and the program to follow. The topic of the meeting will focus on candidates running for the U.S. House of Representatives (Congress) District 19 Gary Aubuchon, Byron Donalds and Brian Owens. Cost to attend the dinner meeting is $20 per person inclusive. For reservations, call 432-9389 or email cindylignelli222@gmail.com.


THE RIVER MAY 18, 20128 Along The RiverNervous Nellies in Fort Myers Beach is headquarters to the 2012 Fort Myers Saltwater Classic, being held this Friday, May 18 to Sunday, May 20. Proceeds benefit the Ostego Bay Foundation, across the bay from Nellies on San Carlos Island. Nervous Nellies is neurotic about good food and drink. The casual restaurant with the fun-loving staff boasts a large selection of appetizers, fresh seafood, sandwiches and entres. Sit in air-conditioned comfort or relax on Nellies expansive waterfront patio and swing 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. Enjoy happy hour all day, every day at Uglys. On Friday, Harrold Antoine plays from 1 to 5 p.m. followed by Starz Duo from 6 to 10 p.m. while Paul Jennings performs upstairs from 6 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, Ira Wilkes plays from 1 to 5 p.m. followed by John Friday 6 to 10 p.m. while Smokin Bill performs upstairs from 6 to 10 p.m.; and Sunday, No Way Jos from 1 to 5 p.m. followed by High Tide from 6 to 10 p.m. For dockage at Nervous Nellies Snug Harbor Marina during the tournament, call 800-546-4622. The GPS coordinates are 26.41 N 81.18 W. Nervous Nellies serves lunch, dinner and snacks in between from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. It is located at 1131 First Street, Fort Myers Beach. Call 463-8077 or go to www.nervousnellies.net. Gather your friends and co-workers and meet at The Morgan Houses Top of the Town for its popular happy hour every weekday from 4 to 7 p.m. Enjoy half-priced appetizers and discounted drink prices, including $1.50 domestic drafts, $3.25 wells and $3.50 house wines, all while overlooking the charming Patio de Leon in downtown Fort Myers historic River District. Fridays are extra special with a free appetizer buffet, while supply lasts. Its a great excuse to cut out early! Top of the Town is a friendly neighborhood bar known for its fabulous atmosphere, Floribbean-inspired gourmet menu, extensive wine list, signature cocktails and fine selection of domestic, imported and craft beers. It boasts two large bars, an exciting gourmet menu served 3 p.m. to close, live music four nights per week plus a late-night DJ. Top of the Town above The Morgan House is located at 33 Patio de Leon, Fort Myers. It is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Call 337-3377 or go to www.topofthetownbar.com, Need a short break from your hectic schedule? Make a trip to The Mucky Duck in the heart of downtown Captiva, where the beer is always cold, the atmosphere is casual and the sunsets are breathtaking. Its a great spot for the entire family to gather for American, Italian and British cuisine, burgers, sandwiches, fresh seafood, steaks and desserts. Seating is available inside the restaurant or outside overlooking Captivas famous white sand beaches. Grab a drink after dinner and watch the sunset from one of the best locations on the island. The Mucky Duck is located at 11546 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva Island. It is open daily for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Call 4723434 or go to www.muckyduck.com. Eating locally grown and produced foods are good for the area economy and great for your health. Lee County boasts two year-round farmers markets that offer chemical-free and organic produce, along with fresh baked goods, native plants and all-natural products. Support area farmers and practice good eating habits at these locations: Thursday: The River District Farmers Market, under the US 41 Caloosahatchee bridge. 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fruit, vegetables, local honey, bread, seafood, BBQ, flowers and plants. Call 321-7100 or go to www. cityftmyers.com. Saturday: GreenMarket at Alliance of the Arts, 10091 McGregor Boulevard near the Colonial intersection. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. An exclusive selection of locally grown, caught and cultivated foods and other products available to sample and purchase. Enjoy live entertainment by local musicians and fun activities for kids. Call 939-2787 or go to www.artinlee.org. Nervous Nellies is hosting the 2012 Fort Myers Saltwater Classic this weekend Relax with a drink and watch the spectacular sunsets from The Mucky Duck on Captiva JACARANDAThe Entertainment Nightly in Sanibels Social Scene1223 PERIWINKLE WAY, SANIBEL 472-1771 Happy Apps $5.95Sesame Encrusted Ahi Tuna, Crispy Fried Calamari, Chilled Oysters, Steamed Shrimp, BBQ Beef Satays, Snow Crab Legs, Chicken WingsSanibels Best HAPPY HOUR4 7 p.m. Nightly in the lounge1/2 Price DrinksCall & Well Liquor, Draft Beer Selections, Select House Wine Reservations Required for All Cruises All Cruises(239)472-5300Cruises depart from beautiful Captiva Islandwww.captivacruises.com Call for departure timeTHE BEST WAY TO SEE THE ISLANDS IS FROM THE WATER 10 a.m. Island Cruise to Useppa Or Cabbage Key Adventure Sailing Cruises 4:00 p.m. Dolphin Watch Cruise Beach & Shelling Cruise Sunset Serenade Cruise with Island Musicians Sanibel Island, Florida WORLDS BEST BREAKFASTLighthouse Cafe Please visit our River Weekly News online advertisers at www.islandsunnews.com. 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9 THE RIVER MAY 18, 2012 Love That Dress! Names New Date And VenueLadies, gather your dresses! Its time for SanibelCaptivas annual Love That Dress! collection party, scheduled to take place on Tuesday, June 19 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in support of PACE Center for Girls of Lee County. The Royal Shell Companies will partner once again with The Prawnbroker Group at this years new location: The Village Shops, at 2340 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. Admission is $5, along with one or more new or gently used dress(es). In air conditioned comfort, party hosts will collect dress donations in exchange for a dining certificate to Matzaluna. Wine and light hors doeuvres will be served as you choose your favorite raffle items. Last years popular prize drawing will return with tickets selling for five for $20 or $5 each. Everyone is encouraged to continue the merriment at Matzalunas, where 15 percent of your dinner tab that evening benefits PACE. The event is open to the public, and off-island residents are welcome. Our goal is to collect as many dresses, shoes, handbags and accessories as possible, explained Barb Harrington of The Royal Shell Companies. All donations will be resold at the Love That Dress! event to be held on August 29 at Embassy Suites in Estero or otherwise benefit PACE. For more information about the main event, fan Love That Dress! on Facebook or visit www. lovethatdress.org. PACE Center for Girls is the only nonresidential, gender specific program for at-risk girls in Lee County. The teenage girls served are facing challenges such as physical, sexual and emotional abuse, foster care, academic failure and delinquency. To learn more, visit www.pacecenter. org/lee. From page 6Backpack Eventfunds to support students in need with their back-to-school needs. For more information, contact event organizer Connie Ramos-Williams at 690-9840 or email Connie@conricholdings.com. For more information about the Big Backpack Event or the Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida, visit www. multiculturalcentre.org, call 561-7345 or email info@multiculturalcentre. org. You can also Like our page on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ TheBigBackpackEvent and follow us on Twitter by following @BackpackEvent. Dress For Success, Walmart Partner On New Community Action ProjectDress For Success SWFL is proud to announce Our Mothers Home as their Community Action Project (CAP). In partnership with Walmart, Dress For Success SWFL will spend the weekend of May 17 to 20 providing painting and finishing touches to give Our Mothers Home a fresh new look. At least 25 employees and volunteers from Walmart and Dress For Success SWFL will kick off the project at 9 a.m on Thursday, May 17 at Our Mothers Home, located at 7438 Carrier Road in Fort Myers. Painting will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 6 p.m. each day. Volunteers will work in three hour shifts. Community volunteers with commercial or residential painting experience are welcome. The Professional Womens Group (PWG) is a networking group for Dress For Success clients who recently entered back into the workforce, which promotes employment retention and career advancement by providing valuable skill-building information and networking opportunities with other professionals. The CAP project enables PWG members to address critical issues that affect the community, while building new friendships and enhancing leadership skills. Together, Dress For Success and Walmart will support Our Mothers Home, which is in need of house repairs, especially painting of the most utilized rooms of the house such as the kitchen, bathroom, living room and bedrooms. Our Mothers Home is a not-for-profit organization that provides teen moms a supportive environment to stay with their children, learn life skills and finish their education. Walmart, who is a major supporter and sponsor of Dress For Success, will provide all the paint, materials and approximately 20 Walmart volunteers. Walmart has once again stepped up to the plate to help us make this dream become a reality, said Barbara Dell, executive director of Dress For Success SWFL. Dress For Success is fortunate to receive community support throughout the year, and this project is a way for our organization and the clients we serve to give back to the community. Our email address is press@riverweekly.com 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. 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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 Rev. 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 Son Rise Early Worship: 8-8:45 AM Adult Discussion Classes: 9-10 AM Countdown to Worship (praise music): 10:10 AM Amazing Grace Worship: 10:30 AM 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. and Saturday morning at 9 a.m. Religious School Sunday morning Web site: www.tjswfl.org Preschool director: JoAnn Goldman email templejudeapreschool@gmail.com 433-0201, Web site: www.tjswfl.orgcontinued on page 11THE RIVER MAY 18, 201210


11 THE RIVER MAY 18, 2012 CommunityThrift Stor e CommunityThrift Stor e Next to Planet Fitness inMiners Plazaat the corner of McGregor Blvd. & GladiolusFurniture Clothing Housewares Art/Antiques Appliances Building Supplies Collectibles225-6529Open Tuesday through Saturday from 9amto4pm 15501 Old McGregor Blvd., Suite 2, Fort Myers, FL 33908StepNextStoreWereBigger&Better Moving May 23DailyDoor Prize DrawingsEntire First Week OSCAR M. CORBIN, JR.Former Mayor of Fort Myers, Oscar M. Corbin, Jr., passed away peacefully in his sleep on May 8, 2012. He was 94. Corbin served as Mayor from 1967 to 1976. He was being cared for in Hope Hospice, where he had been for 12 days as he had weakened from physical challenges of the aging process. Corbin is one of two Mayors, along with former Mayor Jim Humphrey, who served Fort Myers for nine years, the two longest serving Mayors in the 125 year history of the city. He was known for his progressive and results-oriented style of running the city during his long tenure. In addition, Mayor Corbin never lost a race. In one campaign, there were five candidates and he won election by receiving 51 percent of the vote in the primary, a testimony of his political popularity and the confidence the citizens had in him. And he delivered. During his term in office, he worked with City Council to make lasting improvements to the city. He brought in professional managers, improved the citys finances and its bond rating. He put the city on a program of continuous improvement of the streets, sewers and water facilities in all areas of the city. Corbin led the charge as Mayor during the tumultuous civil rights movement in Fort Myers by standing up for all citizens when it was not popular to do so. He loved all people and he remained vigilant in the pursuit of a better way forward. The present city hall building was built while he was in office and it was appropriately named in his honor a few years ago. After his term as Mayor, Governor Bob Graham appointed Corbin to serve on the board of directors of the South Florida Water Management District, as it was known at that time. Corbin was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army Air Corps, and achieved the rank of Lt. Colonel. He graduated from the University of Kentuckys School of Agriculture. Mayor Corbin was married to Wilhelmina Mathis Corbin, the love of his life, for 70 years. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 19 at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 2466 First Street in Fort Myers, with a reception afterwards in the fellowship hall. OBITUARY From page 10Churches/TemplesAffiliated: 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. As part of National Travel and Tourism week, the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau (VCB) and the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce honored 10 local individuals and businesses at the third annual Celebration of Business & Tourism Awards Luncheon and Trade Show at Harborside Event Center in downtown Fort Myers May 9. The trade show and luncheon celebrated the value of tourism as a major economic engine for the county. The 2012 honorees were recognized for their positive impact on the local community: Chrysalis Awards Sales & Marketing: Miracle Baseball Eco-Innovation: Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation Education: Ding Darling Wildlife Society Sports: Boston Red Sox Cultural: Florida Repertory Theatre Sustainability: Ensite, Inc. Business Development: Scott Fischer Enterprises Junonia Awards Barbara Manzo director of Lee County Parks & Recreation Captain John Giddy-Up Bunch founder of Operation Open Arms Tony Lapi chairman of Visit Florida The Chrysalis Awards signify the development of a partnership between the business and tourism communities. This year, sustainability has been added as a new category to the Chrysalis Awards. This category recognizes a business that uses sustainability to improve the community, as well as the travel and tourism industries. We always look forward to the Chrysalis Awards ceremony since its a way to honor the hardworking members of our community who drive tourism, fuel job growth and continue to make Lee County an ideal place for visitors, said VCB Executive Director Tamara Pigott. More than 80 nominees were judged within their respective categories. Winners were chosen based on how they distinguished themselves in the community, along with their efforts to promote the destination, contributions to business and tourism partnerships for the county and work to foster growth and sustainability. The Junonia Awards were created by the VCB in 2006 and recognize individuals who demonstrate leadership and dedication throughout the local tourism community. Individuals, Businesses Are Honored For Community Contributions Our email address is press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER MAY 18, 201212 May Offers Lots Of Fishing Optionsby Capt. Matt MitchellMay has always been one my favorite months to fish our local waters. Not only does it bring the tarpon migration right through our back yard, it also marks the time snook really start to stack up in the passes before the annual spawn. May also brings some really big high tides which translate into some awesome redfish action under the mangroves too. Although April is usually the best month for big trout, catching a limit of sea trout still remains a no-brainer on just about any grass flat this month Although most of my May is spent chasing tarpon, its great to be able to switch it up and go catch some other species when the tarpon fishing gets tough or conditions do not cooperate. While tarpon fishing this week, windy conditions most days really limited where you could hunt them. Constantly changing wind directions had the water very stirred up and would not let the fish get into any kind of pattern. Most of the usual places, both gulf and bayside, held a few tarpon even during the windy periods. One near perfect light wind day last week, I sat in hundreds of rolling tarpon in the middle sound along with another dozen guide boats and no one could get them to eat any kind of bait, period. Talk about driving some captains crazy, sitting in hundreds free-jumping fish rolling all around the anchored boats and no one hooking up, it really starts to wear you down. At least the sharks were feeding and there were as many blacktips and bonnetheads as you wanted to catch. With a few-hour slack spot in our tides most days last week, fishing for other species was still good. During these periods of little or no water movement, I spent my time fishing out on the grass flats along with hitting some favorite channel markers and docks. The trout bite even during slack tides was very consistent. Bigger trout fed well on small grunts, shiners and shrimp fished under a Cajun Thunder rattling float rigged with a oz. jig head. Trout between 17 and 22 inches were common. Dipping channel markers with a jig head and live pinfish is always fun when the grouper bite is on and this week it was. Even using 50# braid on heavy spinning tackle, there were some fish that just would not come out of their hideaways. These shallow water gag grouper are like a large mouth bass on steroids and absolutely slam a bait. Along with the grouper this week, we also managed a keeper tripletail and a few blacktip sharks while fishing some favorite channel markers. Having little to no tide really helps for this channel marker fishing, preventing a bait from moving past the structure too fast. I have spent many years fishing just about every channel marker in the sound and have learned by trial and error which ones have structure and hold fish and which ones dont. In tough tide conditions these markers can be a sure thing and a quick and easy way to bend a rod. When the tarpon fishing is not going on like it should be, its great to have other options and May is all about options and the wide variety of species our local waters have to offer. 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. Beaches Launch Facebook AppThe Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau (VCB) has launched Share the Sunshine, a customized Facebook application based on the popular FriendFareFinder app. Share the Sunshine automatically finds the best fares from the users 10 closest friends home airports to Fort Myers and shares them directly over the users network. An added proprietary benefit is the ability to deliver that days weather at the same time encouraging those in snowy, windy or rainy destinations, a reason to visit this unspoiled island sanctuary. Users can sort the airfare deals by friends names, the price of the ticket, or the distance in miles and notify them of the airfare deal. Once a friend decides on a trip, they are routed to the booking site where they can make the actual reservation. The Share the Sunshine app was developed by the VCBs Oregon-based social media company Sparkloft Media, a division of GoSeeTell Network, Inc. When the opportunity presented itself to develop a proprietary application that allowed users to alert friends of fares to Southwest Florida International Airport, the VCB didnt hesitate to leverage that opportunity. One of the most time consuming parts of the travel cycle is trying to find the best air fares for a trip and secure the booking. 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13 THE RIVER MAY 18, 2012 The Case of The Broken X-Ray Machine T h e C a s e o f T h e B r o k e n X R a y M a c h i n e R a di o g rap hi c test i n g i s essent i a l to di a g nos i n g an d treat i n g our i n j ure d pat i ents. Th e X R a y camera on our ra di o g rap h has died. Please hel p us raise $ 18,000 to e n su r e th e ca r e o f ou r l oca l wil d lif e P O Box 150 S anibel FL 33957 ( 239 ) 472-3644 ext. 228 www.crowclinic.or g $ 2, , , 5 00 CROW Case Of The Week: Mexican Free-Tailed Batby Patricia MolloyOn April 18, a Mexican free-tailed bat (Tadarida brasiliensis) was found in Fort Myers, lethargic and on the ground. Upon arrival at CROW, she was manually fed a mixture of Karo Syrup and warm water and placed in a quite cage to rest, as the clinic staff discovered that she was pregnant. The morning after her arrival, the tiny mother miscarried. Fluids and antibiotics were administered and the patient was fed. Since the clinic does not have a supply of mosquitoes in-house, she received protein from meal worms mixed with food. Just after two days of care at the clinic, the bat was brighter and more alert. Im not sure if she was already sick with something and thats why she miscarried and why she was found on the ground to begin with. The important thing is thats she on the mend now, said Dr. Heather. The bat will eventually be moved to a special cage on CROWs property, one that is covered in a finely woven mesh. The problem is that they are nocturnal, so trying to monitor the flight of a recovering bat can be problematic. We will need to release her at night to get an accurate idea of how shes really doing before she can be returned to the wild, noted Dr. Heather. Bats are the worlds best bug police. As the planets only true flying mammal, they are one of Mother Natures most efficient and environmentally friendly methods of insect control. All bats residing in Florida are insect eaters; a natural alternative to pesticides that pollute our water and soil. They consume nearly half of their body weight in a single night: just one bat can eat between 600 to 1,000 mosquitoes, termites and the notorious no-see-ums per hour. If you would like to spend more time enjoying the outdoors, bats provide excellent night-time protection against insect infestation. By planting fragrant flowers and night-blooming plants, homeowners are giving bats an attractive place to feed while enhancing the landscape of their property. Bat houses are also a popular and potentially effective way of attracting the nocturnal creatures. Many companies sell them on the Internet for a nominal fee. Patient #0976 is expected to make a full recovery and be released to continue her role in controlling the areas extensive insect populations. If you are interested in providing a safe environment for the release of local wildlife, CROW is always looking for properties in Lee County. Call the clinic for more information. CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from the Gulf coast of Florida. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to P.O. Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit www.crowclinic. org. Despite myths you may have heard, less than half of one percent of Florida bats carry rabies and are very clean animals Dr. Heather using a mixture of Karo Syrup and warm water to feed this tiny patient


THE RIVER MAY 18, 201214 Plant SmartBougainvilleaby Gerri ReavesBougainvillea is one of the most popular non-native but Floridafriendly plants, mainly because of its brilliant colors, love of sun and drought tolerance. There are two species commonly used in Florida: Bougainvillea spectabilis and Bougainvillea glabra, with the former growing to larger dimensions. This woody sprawling vine is named for the French navigator responsible for bringing the plant from Brazil to Europe in the 1760s, Admiral Louis Antoine de Bougainville. The flower bracts are often mistaken for the flowers, which are very small, white and tubular. They are surrounded by the paper-like bracts, or reduced leaves, that come in a dizzying range of colors, from purple, fuchsia, yellow, pink, orange and coral to even white. Those bracts also give Bougainvillea the common name paper flower. What gardeners dislike about the plant, sharp spines, can be turned to advantage when it is used as a security or barrier plant. However, those thorns and the dense foliage make good cover or nesting areas for small birds. For maximum bloom, give it full sun. If flowering slows, make sure the ground is well drained. Sunny and dry conditions are what this plant loves. Propagate it with cuttings. Sources: Florida, My Eden by Frederic B. Stresau, ifas.ufl.edu and floridata.com. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. Bougainvillea can reach large dimensions as a shrub and produce vivid color all year Tiny white flowers are surrounded by three colorful bracts w ww.Sea b reezeN u rseries.com ( 239) 5 60-1 4 22 Discover the next g eneration o f mone y -savin g plants & trees Landsca pe Consultation. Visit ou r w ebsite for d etails. Palms, bromeliads, crotons, butter y bushes, natives & more Summer Camp And Scholarship OpportunitiesIf your child loves nature and wants to learn more about it, sign up for camp at the Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve. This wetland nature preserve in the heart of Fort Myers offers a wide variety of outdoor and indoor activities focusing on different nature topics and themes. Each week culminates in an off-boardwalk tour exploring this beautiful natural area. Camp size is small, just 15 to 20 campers per week with guest speakers, camp staff and volunteers all mentoring them about nature. The slough provides two different types of camps for kids ages 10 to 16. Summer Naturalists Camp is geared towards 10to 12-year-olds who want to learn more about nature and the environment. This camp runs June 25 to 29 and July 2 to 6 (no camp on July 4) from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Wilderness Explorers Camp is designed to challenge older kids ages 12 to 16 in a variety of wilderness and survival skills. This camp runs July 16 to 20 and July 23 to 27. The same information is covered in each subsequent week of camp. Each camp day runs from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The cost is $65 per week or $58.50 if you register online. There will be a camp open house on Saturday, June 16 from 10 a.m. to noon. Parents may enroll their campers online at www. leeparks.org or by phone at 533-7440. Sign up early to ensure a spot for your camper. The Friends of Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve is offering scholarships to pay for the registration fees for a week of summer camp at the slough. Students from ages 10 to16 are asked to submit a one-page essay explaining Why I want to go to Summer Camp at the Slough. Requirements: 1. Submission from any student age 10 to 16 who wishes to attend camp at the Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve in Fort Myers for one of the selected weeks. Indicate which week is desired. 2. One-page essay, preferably hand written. Must include students name and age and address for notification if awarded fees for a week of camp. 3. Explain why you would like to attend summer camp at the slough. Winning submittals may be published in the newsletter Connections. 4. Essays must be submitted by May 31. Winners will be notified by June 15. 5. If camper is already enrolled in Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve Summer Camp, the student may still enter an essay and receive reimbursement for the enrollment fee. 6. Essays should be submitted to: Friends of Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve, 7791 Penzance Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33966 or Dr. R. Charles OConnor at rcoc77@embarqmail.com. If you have any questions call 533-7557.


15 THE RIVER MAY 18, 2012 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 Caring For Your PlantsCorrect Way To Plant Palm TreesBy Justen DobbsPalms trees are unlike hardwood trees. They are actually more closely related to the grass family than the hardwood tree family. Palms produce smaller roots that typically never get larger in diameter than your thumb and they are monocots, meaning that there is only one main growth point (heart) at the top of the palms trunk. All of these characteristics affect the way they should be planted and grown. To plant your palm tree: First, dig a hole that is one and a half times the width of the palms container. For instance, if you buy a three gallon palm, the container is 10 inches in diameter and your hole should be 15 inches in diameter. If your soil is wet, dark, chunky or anything other than just sand, it is a good idea to amend it (mix) with potting soil from a local gardening store to help with drainage. Most palm trees prefer fast-draining soil with lots of sand, perlite and/or rocks in it. Next, remove the palm from its container and place in the middle of the hole. The top inch of the root ball should be above the soil level. Add the soil to the gap around the root ball while pouring in water from your hose. It is important to pack down the soil as hard as you can around the root ball while adding water. This removes any air pockets which can cause root-rot which may lead to death. Once the gap is filled up, the top inch of the palms rootball should be exposed and there may be a few roots exposed too. This is fine! Palm trees like to have their trunk and a few roots exposed to allow them to breathe. Just make sure it is sturdy enough to hold up to a light wind. If the palm seems wobbly, you can stake it up to keep it sturdy. Lastly, build a burm (ring) around the palms root ball this will help hold in a small pool of rain or sprinkler water which can then slowly seep into the soil and keep the palms root ball watered more effectively. It is a good idea to wait a few weeks or more to fertilize the palm. After being planted, the palms roots will begin new downward growth for the first few months, so if you dont see immediate new leaf growth, dont worry. Keep the palm watered every other day if we are in the dry season. If you plant during summer, theres usually no need to water as our rains do the job for you. Once the palm has a year or so to root, you can remove any stakes you tied to it for stability. Dobbs is a landscape architect in south Florida specializing in custom, upscale landscapes. He can be reached at seabreezenurseries@gmail.com. Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Voted as a Top 5 Best Breakfast in Florida By Southern Living Open 7 am 10 pm 7 Days a Week Breakfast t Endless Happy Hour Huge Kids Menu Outside Open 7 am 10 pm 7 Days a Week O p 1 0 p Voted BEST Family Dining We Pro ud ly y y y We Now Serving Fresh Thank You And FarewellSaying goodbye is hard to do keeps repeating in my head. Nine moths of ministering in Fort Myers Beach has given me sweet memories now tinged with sadness. My husbands health and need for medical care necessitates our move back to Tucson, Arizona to our home. We came from the desert, where we enjoyed watching birds make their home in the monumental saguaro. Coyotes often sauntered across the street, quail ran in alarm when the famed roadrunners dashed swiftly into the bushes. Here, I walked at the edge of the womb of creation, watched dolphin swim close the shore, egrets, plovers, herons, sea gulls and pelicans swooping in for their meals. Here, I met many of you on the beach at sunrise. We became friends, wishing each other Good morning. Every day, I was welcomed to another day in paradise. I take this opportunity to thank each of you for supporting the New Church of Southwest Florida with food and monetary donations. I must admit loving the work I came here to do; working with the VIP Kids at Beach Elementary and serving community. I love taking pictures wherever I go. These pictures will always remind me of this beautiful place where people are generous, kind and hospitable. Although I will miss the beach, most of all I will miss you, the people of Fort Myers Beach, the dog friends I met in my beach walks. My last word to you is God is with you and me wherever we go. Amen. Thank you for welcoming me and thank you for the privilege of serving you. Rev. Gabriella Cahaley New Church of Southwest Florida To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


THE RIVER MAY 18, 201216 Festival Of Dance Will Feature Student And Professional ArtistsJeanne Bochette, owner of the historic Dance Bochette studio, celebrates her 62nd season when her students and guests perform in annual Festival of Dance on Sunday, May 27 starting at 3 p.m. at Bishop Verot High Schools Anderson Theater. Celebrate the beauty and athleticism of dance with selections that span the full range of dance genres, from classical ballet to streetwise hiphop. Selections include pieces inspired by the classical ballets Sylvia, Les Sylphides and by Tchaikovskys beloved Waltz of the Flowers. Discover the intricate music of Japanese jazz artist Jun Miyake, whose works serve as the backdrop for Bochette co-director and modern dance expert Alyce Bochette. Dancers will also tap to the upbeat CottonEyed Joe and Frank Sinatras Dance All Night. Dance Bochette, in conjunction with the non-profit Gulfcoast Dance, will also host two principal dancers from the Gainesville-based Dance Alive National Ballet, showcasing choreography by company director Kim Tuttle. Dance Alive stars Carla Armancio and Felipe Teixeira will perform two classical pas de deux from Asaf Messerers Spring Waters and from Bailero, a contemporary ballet. Additionally, three senior students, who been with the Bochette studio since their pre-ballet days, will perform Tuttles Drigo Variations as a way of celebrating their graduations from area high schools and the studio. Eight younger dancers will be recognized during the performance for passing their latest exam in the rigorous Cecchetti system, a method of ballet training that emphasizes precise technique, knowledge of dance theory and adherence to ballet standards. Also guests of this years festival are members of Dance Alliance, the resident company of the Alliance for the Arts, who will perform their choreography inspired by the 2011-12 season. Tickets are $12 and will be sold at the door. For more information, contact Dance Bochette at 334-3274 or visit www.dancebochette.com. Carla Amancio Filipe Texeira and Carla Amancio Carla Amancio and Filipe Texeira, guest artists from the Festival of Dance 2012 From page 1Rauschenberg Galleryand an MFA from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. She has been a visiting artist and instructor at Tyler School of Art, University of South Florida, Florida Atlantic University, Miami International University of Art and Design, Kenyon College, and a mentor at Transart Institute MFA Program in Linz, Austria. A project consultant to museums and non-profits, she develops curricula, artist residencies, workshops and mentorship programs for teens, most recently Brick x Brick, an after-school program of Miami Art Museum. Weinberg is founding principal of IPO, an ongoing artistic collaboration, and she is co-founder of Available Space, activating neighborhoods with temporary public art. She has been creative director of Girls Club in Fort Lauderdale since 2006. Her work has been published in HOME Miami, The New York Times, The Miami Herald, ICON magazine (UK), Miami Art Guide, El Nuevo Herald, Miami Modern Luxury, Miami New Times, Florida Inside/Out and elsewhere. For additional information, call 4899313 or visit our www.rauschenberggallery.com. Cape Harbour Farmers MarketFresh fruits and vegetables, seafood delights and homemade breads and desserts are just some of treats that will be offered at this seasons Farmers Market at Cape Harbour. The market begins Saturday, May 26 and will be open from 8 a.m. until noon and continue every Saturday until early October. A host of quality vendors have been chosen to offer an array of locally grown fruits and vegetables as well as freshly made breads and pastries, honey, jelly, potted plants, hand made soaps and other items. The market vendors include Artisan Bread Company, Asian Vegetables, author of the Cat Book, Bark Street, Carefree Boat Club, Classy Koozies, Costco, Fancy Nancy, Hawaiian Kettle Corn, Heritage Honey, Key West Sun Screen, Jim & Coleens Produce, Miracle Knife, Nature Source, Pampered Chef (once a month), Paradise Handmade Soaps, PowerFX, Ralphs Seafood, Rogers Plants, Salsa & Guacamole, Sea Shell Cupcakery, Signature Laser Imaging & Gifts, Street Striders, and Turtles Tomato Patch. Tupperware and vidalia onions are will be sold by the Shriners. Seasonal fruits and vegetables including peppers, tomatoes, zucchini, lettuce, peaches, mangos, papayas and pineapple are among the offerings. In addition to the Farmers Market the merchants at Cape Harbour will open their doors to offer shoppers a host of treasures and treats. Guests are invited to browse the shops and have breakfast, lunch, a gelato or cocktail while relaxing near the water. Cape Harbour is located at 5828 Cape Harbour Drive in Cape Coral. For more information about the Cape Harbour Farmers Market, call 945-6116 or visit www.capeharbour.com. From page 3Holiday NightsDuring the holidays, the homes and gardens of Thomas and Mina Edison and Henry and Clara Ford will be seasonally decorated and visitors will have the option of a self-guided tour or a guided tour with an Edison Ford site historian (6 and 7 p.m.). For the month-long event, the site remains open until 9 p.m. with beautifully decorated historic buildings and gardens and millions of colored lights. Edison & Ford Holiday Nights includes nightly entertainment by school and community groups, book signings and appearances by artists and the Childrens Tree Trail, a forest of trees decorated by Lee County students. The Edison Ford Museum and Edison Botanic Research Lab will also be open during the event. Tickets for a self guided tour are $15 for adults and $1 for children (6 to 12); guided tours are $20 for adults and $1 for children (6 to 12). Groups may schedule guided or unguided tours from 5 to 7 p.m. and will receive a discounted group rate. Edison & Ford Winter Estates is located at 2350 McGregor Blvd. in Fort Myers. For additional information, call 334-7419 or visit www.edisonfordwinterestates.org. From page 3Plunder Treasureembark on a geocache using GPS navigation, for a modern-day treasure hunting experience. And additional exhibit interactives have been unearthed. Learn how to tie nautical ropes typical of sailing ships, explore Pirate Scents, create a souvenir at the Coin Rubbing Station and make your own Pirate Flag. And, a kiosk will truly take treasure hunters on an interactive search for Nova Scotias famed Money Pit on Oak Island. Theres still time to go on your own quest for Treasure! at the Imaginarium but only through May 20. For more information, call 3217420, visit www.i-sci.org or Like us on Facebook at imaginariumfortmyers and follow us on Twitter to get the latest updates.


17 THE RIVER MAY 18, 2012 Play With Multiple Meanings Now At Lab Theaterby Di SaggauTalk about an interesting play and a great learning experience, The Plague, now showing at Laboratory Theater of Florida, certainly falls into that category. Based upon the book by French author Albert Camus, this is a new translation and stage adaptation by local playwright Louise Wigglesworth. My hat is off to you, Louise. To take an over 400-page book and boil it down to a two-act play, running about 90 minutes in total length, is quite a feat. The novel, published in 1947, is believed to be based on the 1840s cholera epidemic that killed a large percentage of the population in Oran, a city in French North Africa. Its considered an existentialist classic and has been read as a metaphorical treatment of the French resistance to Nazi occupation during World War II. As the play opens, there is a ominous feeling when a young man sweeps a rat off the street. Soon, there are hundreds of rats and the sound effects are chilling. The main character is Dr. Rieux, played with great sensitivity by Steve Chase. He treats the victims and is the first to use the word plague to describe the disease. A tireless worker, his duties weigh heavily upon him knowing that the struggle against death is one he cannot win. There is an effective use of voice-overs throughout the play to help explain what is taking place. A radio announcer gives updates about how 300 rats are found in a factory, and the numbers soon grow to the thousands. Then, the rats seem to be gone... but what follows is death, quarantines and burials. Watching how the various characters react is an emotional experience. There are 15 actors and many play multiple roles. Robin Murray is Tarrou, a kind woman who assists the doctor. Stephen E. Hooper is Joseph Grand, a would-be author who can only rewrite the first sentence over and over again. Jonathan Perez is a gypsy whose character softens after his son dies. Ken Ruisi is Cottard, a man of many moods. Dave Yudowitz is Father Paneloux, and his sermons are powerful. Others in the cast are Spencer Barney, Chris Cooper, Alan Barat, Louise Wigglesworth, Kahlil De Weever, Dale Hoover, Halle Rainey, Leana Rachelle Simpson and Jessica Hicks who performs a brief, beautiful dance scene at the end of the first act. The Plague is a haunting tale of human resilience in the face of daunting circumstances. Directed by Annette Trossback, artistic director for Lab Theater, this is a play with multiple meanings and one that will stay with you for a long time. I highly recommend seeing it. The show runs through Saturday, May 26 at 8 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, May 20. For tickets, visit www.laboratorytheaterflorida.com or call 218-0481. Lab Theater is located at 1634 Woodford Avenue, at the corner of Second Street and Woodford in Fort Myers. Poetry Reading At Gallery During Music Walk NightArtPoems co-founders Lorraine Vail and Joe Pacheco will lead several ArtPoets in celebration of Fort Myers Music Walk Night and the ArtPoems exhibit at the Arts for ACT Gallery. The readings will take place at 7:30 and 8:15 p.m. this Friday, May 18. The ArtPoems exhibit will continue at the Arts for ACT Gallery for the entire month of May. ArtPoems is a collaboration between poets and artists to produce new poems and works of art. For more information, contact the gallery at 337-5050 or www.artsforactgallery.com, or contact Joe Pacheco at 472-1280. For additional details on ArtPoems, visit www.artpoems.org. Jonathan Percy as Gypsy and Ken Ruisi as Cottard Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum Exhibit Renovations PlannedThe Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum is currently renovating the Raymond Burr Memorial Exhibit, established in memory of the deceased actor prior to his death in 1993. The exhibit, currently housed in the lower level of the museum, will be relocated into the Great Hall of Shells and will feature newly acquired shells from his personal collection as well as memorabilia from Mr. Burrs very illustrious career. Idyllic and isolated South Seas islands were magnets for Burr, who in 1965 purchased Naitamba Island in Fiji. There, he and his partner, Robert Benevides, collected shells as a relaxing hobby. Mr. Benevides recently donated items from his personal collections to the museum to support the renovation of the exhibit about Burr. The actor, most popular for his roles on the television series Perry Mason and Ironside, spent many hours on Sanibel as benefactor and fundraiser for the museum. As an early supporter of the museum, Burr chaired its first capital campaign and graciously hosted several fundraisers. The museum established the Raymond Burr Memorial Garden to recognize his pivotal role in helping to establish the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum. Raymond Burr


THE RIVER MAY 18, 201218 DID YOU KNOW My Stars FOR WEEK OF MAY 21, 2012ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A stubborn refusal to go ahead on a project mystifies colleagues who expected more flexibility. But once you explain your position, theyll understand and even applaud you. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A relationship seems to be stuck in the same place. Now its up to you, dear Bovine, to decide how far you want it to go and how intense you want it to be. Choose well and choose soon. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A relationship progresses more slowly than you would prefer. Best advice: Insist on a frank and open discussion. What is learned could change minds and, maybe, hearts. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Its all right to be grateful to a workplace colleague who has done you a good turn. But gratitude shouldnt be a life-long obligation. The time to break this cycle is now. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Its going to be especially nice to be the King of the Zodiac at this time. A recent money squeeze eases. Plans start to work out, and new friends enter Your Majestys domain. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Before you make a commitment on any level (personal, professional, legal), get all the facts. There might be hidden problems that could cause trouble later on. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Personal relationships improve. Professional prospects also brighten. A job offer could come through by months end. An old friend seeks to make contact. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Your senses detect that something is not quite right about a matter involving a workplace colleague. Best advice: Follow your keen instincts and dont get involved. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A prospect offers rewards, but it also demands that you assume a great deal of responsibility. Knowing you, youre up to the challenge, so go for it, and good luck. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) A favor you did a long time ago is repaid, as a trusted colleague steps in to help you with a suddenly expanded workload. A family member has important news. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A new job offer could require moving across the country. But before you let your doubts determine your decision, learn more about the potentials involved. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Your sense of fair play doesnt allow you to rush to judgment about a friend who might have betrayed you. Good! Because all the facts are not yet in. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a romantic nature that allows you to find the best in people. You would excel at poetry and drama. On May 22, 1455, the battle of Englands War of the Roses begins in St. Albans, 20 miles northwest of London. The forces of House of York, whose badge was a white rose, defeated the red-rose House of Lancaster. Both families claimed the throne, and the war would stretch on for 30 years. On May 23, 1701, at Londons Execution Dock, British privateer William Kidd, popularly known as Captain Kidd, is hanged for piracy and murder after capturing a boat that was loaded with gold, jewels, silk, sugar and guns. A colorful legend grew up around the story of Kidd, including reports of lost buried treasure. On May 21, 1881, in Washington, D.C., humanitarians Clara Barton and Adolphus Solomons found the American National Red Cross, an organization established to provide humanitarian aid to victims of wars and natural disasters. On May 26, 1897, horror writer Bram Stokers classic vampire tale, Dracula, is first offered for sale in London. Through fictional journal entries and letters written by the novels principal characters, Dracula tells the story of a Transylvanian vampire and his English victims. On May 24, 1917, after losing 373 Allied and neutral ships in one month because of attacks by German U-boat submarines, the British Royal Navy introduces a convoy system, whereby all merchant ships crossing the Atlantic Ocean would travel in groups under the protection of the British navy. On May 27, 1963, Bob Dylan releases his second album, The Freewheelin Bob Dylan, which included future hits Blowin In the Wind, Dont Think Twice, Its All Right and A Hard Rains a-Gonna Fall. On May 25, 1977, the communist government of China lifts its decade-old ban on the writings of William Shakespeare. Mao Tse-Tungs 1966 revolution had banned any cultural work -music, literature, film or theater -that did not have the required ideological content. By the early 1970s China was desperate for new sources of trade, and the revolution was declared ended. It was British mathematician, philosopher and social critic Bertrand Russell who made the following sage observation: Every advance in civilization has been denounced as unnatural while it was recent. If youre like most adults, you have approximately 1,000 hairs per square inch of your scalp. That might seem like a lot, but consider the otter: Its 1 million hairs per square inch of skin make it the owner of the densest fur in the world. Before the 19th century, it was declasse to wear clothing with pockets. All the well-dressed members of the upper classes had servants to carry things for them. The next time youre out for a walk in the country, kneel down and scoop up a cupful of soil. You might be surprised to learn that that single cup of dirt could hold more bacteria than there are people on the planet. Those who study such things say that more Frisbee-type discs are sold every year in the U.S. than footballs, baseballs and basketballs combined. People sometimes fight over the silliest things. Countries, too. For example, in 1925, Greece and Bulgaria were at war for 10 days, all because of a dog. Evidently, tensions were high in October of that year, when a Greek soldiers dog ran away from him -across the border. The soldier chased his dog into Bulgaria, where he was shot dead by a sentry. In retaliation, the Greek army invaded, and the League of Nations had to step in to restore order to the region. There is a species of frog found in Indonesia that breathes entirely through its skin; it has no lungs at all. Everyone, in some small sacred sanctuary of the self, is nuts. THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY PUZZLE ANSWERS 1. CHEMISTRY: What two elements are combined to make bronze? 2. MEASUREMENTS: How many furlongs are in a mile? 3. HISTORY: What was the first permanent English settlement in America? 4. ANATOMY: In which part of the body would you find the metatarsal bones? 5. GEOGRAPHY: In which city would you find the famous Carnaby Street? 6. LANGUAGE: What common item used to be known as India rubber? 7. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What does the Apgar Scale measure? 8. U.S. PRESIDENTS: Who was the only U.S. president to be sworn into office by his father? 9. SPORTS: Who was the first person officially to run a mile in less than 4 minutes? 10. ANIMAL KINGDOM: Which species of big cat cannot retract its claws? TRIVIA TEST 1. Copper and tin 2. Eight 3. Jamestown, Va. 4. The foot 5. London 6. An eraser 7. Newborns conditions 8. Calvin Coolidge 9. Roger Bannister 10. Cheetah. ANSWERS1. Kansas Citys Steve Busby and Texas Jim Bibby. 2. Glavine did it ve times; each of the others did it three times. 3. Wilkinson needed 111 games to do it; Meyer did it in 118 games. 4. Randy Smith, with 12,735 points. 5. It was 1969. 6. Nigel Mansell won 14 poles in 1992. 7. False. She was in every nal from 1982-89, winning six of them. ANSWERS SPORTS QUIZ 1. In 1973, there were four no-hitters tossed in the American League. Two were by Californias Nolan Ryan. Name either of the other two pitchers. 2. Which of these left-handers had more 20-win seasons: Vida Blue, Tom Glavine or Ron Guidry? 3. Who reached 100 college football victories quicker -Urban Meyer or Bud Wilkinson? 4. Name the all-time leading scorer in Clippers franchise history. 5. What was the last time before November 2011 that the NHLs Boston Bruins went a calendar month without a single loss in regulation? 6. In 2011, driver Sebastian Vettel set a Formula One record by winning 15 poles in a season. Who had held the mark? 7. True or false: Martina Navratilova was in every Wimbledons womens singles final during the 1980s.


19 THE RIVER MAY 18, 2012 CMCS Sail Boat Race ResultsThe Caloosahatchee Marching & Chowder Society (CMCS) sponsored its annual Estebel Night Race Long Distance Race on Saturday, May 12. The race began and ended off of Fort Myers Beach. The course took racers out to a race marker off of Knapps Point on Sanibel Island and back, a distance of about 15 miles. The race began at 6 p.m. to allow the competitors to sail off into the sunset and return under the stars. The weather was a little threatening, but the racers never got rained on. The sunset turned out to be a squall on the horizon very beautiful as long as it doesnt come your way. It was a nice warm evening, perfect for a sailboat race, with 15 to 20 knot easterly breezes off the beach and moderate seas which got bigger as the racers went west towards Knapps Point. Sixteen boats participated in the race. Race Results Multi-hull Division: First Passion III (Ned Christensen); Spinnaker Division: First Midnite Rider (Forrest Banks); Second Macushla (Joel Andrews). Non-Spinnaker Division: First Air Supply (Steve Romaine), Second Sunrunner (Art Monahan); Third Nurdle (John Churchill). True Cruising Division: First Jolly Mon (David Naumann); Second Barefeet (Bill Misenheimer); Third Miss Cathleen (John Finnegan). For more information on CMCS and its sailboat racing program, visit www. cmcs-sail.org. The CMCS racing program is open to both members and non-members. For information, contact Steve Roake at 549-2434 (home) or 630-8161496 (cell) or send an email to Steve@ TheRoakes.com. Brahm Joins Cypress CoveLauren Brahm has joined the marketing and sales team as a retirement counselor for independent living at Cypress Cove, a not-for-profit continuing care retirement community located at HealthPark Florida. Brahm moved to Fort Myers in 1977 from Saratoga Springs, New York and has spent more than 20 years assisting seniors with the important decisions related to retirement living options. She was formerly the marketing director for The Terraces at Bonita Springs since its inception in 2008 and prior to that was part of the marketing team at Gulf Coast Village in Cape Coral. Brahms professional experience enables her to advise and educate seniors on the variety of retirement living options in the area and helps clients to make informed decisions. Cypress Cove, opened in 1999, offers independent living apartments and villas as well as private assisted living and nursing care accommodations. For further information about Cypress Cove or to schedule an appointment, call 481-6605. From page 12Beaches Appto virtually influence hundreds of family and friends by finding that unbeatable airfare, said Woody Peek, VCB deputy director. Our destination is known for inspiring its residents and guests, from Thomas Edison to Henry Ford and others. We are bringing that inspiration into the 21st century by being the first travel destination to offer an app that combines travel and weather incentives in one. Visit the Share the Sunshine Facebook page at https://apps.facebook.com/ sharethesunshine. 5 5 th Annual Teen Challenge 5K Run/Walk a a nd 10K Run btnt Saturday, May 26th, 2012 Registration 6:00 a.m., Start 7:00 a.m. Oasis Charter Elementary School 3415 Oasis Blvd., Cape Coral 3 3 3914 Proceeds from this event will benefit the Southwest Florida Teen Challenge Women's Home, a one-year residential, faith-based program for life controlling issues. 5K pre-registration, under 18: $15.00; race day: $20.00 10K pre-registration, under 18: $20.00; race day $25.00 5K pre-registration, 18 and over: $20.00; race day: $25.00 10 K pre-registration, 18 and over: $25.00; race day: $30.00 Registration available online at active.com Age Divisions: Male and Female 10 and under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+ 5K and 10K Runner Awards: Top overall male and female; masters, grand masters, senior grand masters Top three in each age group male and female 5K Walkers Awards: Top 3 Overall male and female *Many prizes donated by generous local businesses will be given away in a drawing following the awards* Special Drawing at the conclusion of the event: 2 night stay at CASTAWAYS BEACH RESORT, Sanibel/Captiva ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Entry Form First Name_________________ Last Name_______________________ 5 5 K 10K (circle) Birth: ___/___/___Age on race day____ Gender: M F T-shirt size: S M L XL Runner Walker Address_______________________ City__________________ Z Z ip______________ Phone_________________________ Email_____________________________ Make checks payable to: T T een Challenge Women's Home Mail to: T T een Challenge Womens Center, 5424 7th Avenue, Ft. Myers FL 33907 Questions, please call 239-898-8481 In consideration of the acceptance of this entry, I release from their own negligence, all officers, directors, and members of each of the said organizations and Teen Challenge, their em ployees and agents and any other entries and individuals who are in any way connected with this event, from any injury or illness which I may sustain du ring my participation in this event or which is in any way related to this event. I attest and verify that I am physically fit and have sufficiently trained for the completion of this event. I attest to and verify that I am informed of the dangers of racing in hot or cold weather. The race w ill go on rain or shine and less than a category 3 hurricane. No refunds. All proceeds go to Teen Challenge Womens Home. Participant signature _______________________ Date________(parent/guardian if under 18)


THE RIVER MAY 18, 201220 Florida Pompano Almandine 1/2 cup sliced almonds 4 tablespoons butter, melted 4 six-ounce pompano fillets 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper Sea salt, to taste Ground black pepper, to taste 1 cup rice flour 1/2 cup butter 1/4 cup lemon juice 1/4 cup flat leaf parsley, chopped Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Place sliced almonds and 4 tablespoons butter in ovenproof dish; roast for 7 minutes or until golden. Remove from oven and set aside. Sprinkle fillets with seasonings then dredge in flour. Melt 1/2 cup butter in shallow skillet over medium-high heat; add fillets and cook 3 to 5 minutes per side until cooked through. Remove fillets from pan and keep warm. Add toasted almonds, lemon juice and parsley to butter in the skillet; mix well then spoon over cooked fillets. Yields four servings Nutritional Value Per Serving Calories 831, Calories From Fat 532, Total Fat 60g, Saturated Fat 30g, Trans Fatty Acid 1g, Cholesterol 186mg, Total Carbohydrates 36g, Protein 37g, Omega 3 Fatty Acid 1g Look for Fresh from Florida ingredients at your grocery store. Florida Pompano Almandine Arashi Shibori Fabric Dyeing WorkshopArashi Shibori is a Japanese fabric dyeing technique that results in a pleated cloth with an angled pattern that resembles driving rain. In fact, the word Arashi means storm in Japanese. The effect is achieved by tightly wrapping fabric around a pole, which is then bound with string and compressed before dyes are applied. A one-day workshop, scheduled for Saturday, May 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., is being presented by Cape Coral fiber artist Roseline Young, owner of Roseline Weaving Studio. She creates one-of-a kind wall hangings and wearable art, as well as teaching spinning and weaving. Cost is $45 for Alliance members or $55 for non-members. Pre-registration is required. Participants should bring several yards of cotton, silk or rayon fabric, washed and ready for dyeing. Cloth may be cut into fat quarters or approximately 18 x 22 or slightly larger. Fabric produced may be used for clothing, quilting, wall hangings, etc. Call 939-2787 or go to www. ArtInLee.org for more information. The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Two samples of the Arashi Shibori fabric dyeing technique Rose YoungMake Reservations For Partners In Education EventReservations are now available for the State of our Schools-Partners in Education Breakfast hosted by The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools. The event, themed Going For The Gold, will be held on Friday, May 25 starting at 7 a.m. at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd. in Fort Myers. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Joseph Burke will address the community on the progress of the Lee County School District the past year as well as the vision for the 2012-13 school year. Additionally, schools business partners will be recognized at the event for contributing time, talent and treasure to ensure the school has resources they need to educate students. The Commissioners Business Recognition Awardees will also be honored at the breakfast for their impact on local education. EnSite, Inc. and Lee Memorial Health System have been selected to receive this award. Major sponsors of the breakfast include GATES, Gulfpoint Construction, Rasmussen College, and Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union. The cost to attend is $35 per person. Reservations can be made by contacting Gerri Langelier at 337-0433, or emailing Gerri@leeschoolfoundation.org. Sponsorships also available. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


21 THE RIVER MAY 18, 2012 Signs Of Hope For Last-Place Boston; Not The Same For Minnesotaby Ed FrankWhen the Boston Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins left here seven weeks ago after both had posted winning Spring Training records, optimism was high that the Twins and Red Sox would return to winning baseball after their dismal 2011 seasons. But if you looked at the standings early this week you would have seen that both were in last place in their respective American League divisions. In fact, the Twins at 10-25 through Monday of this week had compiled the worst record in all of baseball and already had fallen nine games behind first-place Cleveland in the AL Central Division. As for the Red Sox, an up and down team through the first seven weeks of the 2012 season, perhaps their fortunes are turning with a four-game winning streak through Monday and a 16-19 record that was closing in on .500 baseball. However, they still trailed the surprising Baltimore Orioles by 5-1/2 games. There are many reasons why the Red Sox started to win and here are just two of them: Jon Lester threw a complete-game 6-1 victory Monday night to improve to 2-3 for the season and lower his ERA to 3.71. The fragile Sox starting rotation needs a strong Lester for any chance to compete in the tough AL East. The recent call-ups from the Minors of infielders Will Middlebrooks and Daniel Nava have given the Red Sox the spark they were looking for. Sunday the pair provided five RBIs in a thumping 12-1 win over AL Central Division-leading Cleveland. Nava went two-for-two in that game and Middlebrooks hit his fourth homer. Through Monday Nava was hitting an astounding .583 and Middlebrooks .304. Streaky streaks of wins and streaks of losses is the best way to describe the Red Sox in the early season going. The recent streak, however, gives the Red Sox Nation hope. As for the Twins, a team that virtually dominated the AL Central for most of the last decade, its a bleak and getting bleaker picture. When we checked the Twins roster after Mondays 5-4 loss to Cleveland, their seventh loss in the last 10 games, not a single Twin was hitting .300. Outfielders Josh Willingham and Denard Span at .294 and .292 respectfully were the closest. Former AL MVP Joe Mauer, with only one home run, had slipped to .276 and Justin Morneau, another former MVP, was on the disabled list with a sore wrist. Not surprisingly, attendance at Minnesotas magnificent new Target Field, where the Twins drew capacity crowds the first two years of its existence, also has fallen significantly. Like the Red Sox, the Twins called up two from the Minors last week hoping to get a spark from the pair. And it worked at least last weekend when the team split a series with the Toronto Blue Jays. Lefthander Scott Diamond pitched seven scoreless innings Sunday as the Twins held onto a 4-3 victory. Shortstop Brian Dozier, who played here for the Fort Myers Miracle as recent as last year, hit his first Major League homerun. Both had been called up from Triple A Rochester. But after Sundays win, it was back to losing Monday, 5-4 to Cleveland. After last seasons last-place finish, the Twins fired General Manager Bill Smith and brought back Terry Ryan to run the club. Its obvious, the talented Ryan has much to do. Everblades Fall in First Game of Hockey Championship The Florida Everblades hopes of winning their first Kelly Cup Championship suffered a blow Monday night when they lost the first game in the best-of-seven series 2-1 to the Las Vegas Wranglers. The Wranglers goalie Joe Fallon stopped 32 of 33 shots to give Las Vegas a 1-0 series lead. Florida goalie John Muse allowed the two Wrangler goals on 23 shots. Game two was played in Las Vegas Tuesday night. The championship series returns here to Germain Arena Friday night for game three. The puck drops at 7:30 p.m. Game four will be here Tuesday, and if a game five is necessary, it will be held here Wednesday. Tarpons Remain Perfect at 8-0 with 57-42 Victory over Lakeland The Florida Tarpons of the Ultimate Indoor Football League defeated the Lakeland Raiders for the fourth team this season with a 57-42 win Monday night at Lakeland. The undefeated Tarpons at 8-0 for the season return to Germain Arena Monday night against the Rome Rampage. Veteran Tarpons quarterback Chris Wallace threw for five touchdowns in the Lakeland victory. The talent of the first-year Tarpons was evidenced last week when four of their players were invited to the National Football League rookie camps. Defensive back EJ Whitley reported to the New York Giants camp, receiver Dwayne Frampton to the New York Jets, lineman Josh Long to the San Diego Chargers and defensive back Willie Williams to the Philadelphia Eagles. Former Miss America Scores Two Holes-In-One In NaplesKylene Barker McNeill, who was crowned Miss America in 1979 and a winter resident at Mediterra in Naples, capped off the season by scoring two holes-in-one while hitting the links on The Club at Mediterras two Tom Fazio-designed golf courses. McNeill, who is headed to her northern home for the summer, is an avid golfer and plans to play the famed Pinehurst No. 2 course on the way. Mediterra residents Jeannelle Brady, Kylene McNeill, Linda Squires and Tracy Petracca with The Club at Mediterra Director of Golf Rob Anderson celebrating McNeills first holein-one of the season Beaches Of Fort Myers & Sanibel Makes Cut On Top 20 Events ListThe Southeast Tourism Society (STS) has named four events on The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel to their Top 20 Events List for October through December 2012. Those that made the esteemed list were: The 26th Annual American Sandsculpting Championship The 7th Annual Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival The 28th Annual Christmas Luminary Trail and Open House The 38th Annual Holiday Nights at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates The American Sandsculpting Championship takes place on Fort Myers Beach. Each November, the celebration attracts dozens of renowned sand sculptors from around the world, along with over 50,000 attendees. Gaze at the sand-crafted masterpieces during the five-day event (November 7 to 11). The Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival is a fun-filled celebration on the Great Calusa Blueway, a 190-mile marked trail once navigated by the Calusa Indians. This four-day-long celebration of all things paddling, takes place at several locations throughout the county in November. The Annual Christmas Luminary Trail and Open House is held on Sanibel Island on December 7 and Captiva Island on December 8, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. The streets sparkle in the night, as 2,000 holiday candles and decorations illuminate the islands pathways, store fronts and houses for a three-mile stretch. Edison and Ford Holiday Nights oozes that old Florida charm. During the month-long celebration, the Edison & Ford Winter Estates comes to life with holiday decorations, reflecting the 1920s-30s era. Visitors can tour the properties at their own pace or opt for a guided tour with a historian from 6 to 7 p.m. This event is open December 1 to 30, except on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The STS Top 20 Events List recognizes festivals and special events across the Southeast region each month. STSs acknowledgement is validation of an events success and caliber, and often gains the winners extensive exposure and media coverage. To qualify for the Top 20 List, events must have a minimum of 1,000 people in attendance and be in at least its third year of existence. The Top 20 List is published quarterly and winners are chosen through a nomination process. Founded in 1983, the STS is a non-profit organization that dedicates itself to the tourism industry. The STS works to promote and develop tourism throughout the Southeast and highlight the best of the region. It has a membership following of 900 businesses and organizations.


THE RIVER MAY 18, 201222 Financial FocusCan You Turn Be A Millionaire Day Into A Reality? by Jennifer BaseyIf you look hard enough, you can find many obscure holidays, but few of them can instantly capture peoples interest as much as Be A Millionaire Day, which is celebrated on May 20. While amassing a million dollars may not be as significant a milestone as it used to be, most of us would still feel pleased if we could someday attain millionaire status. While there are no perfect formulas or guarantees, here are some steps to consider when working toward any investment goal: Put time on your side. The earlier you begin saving and investing, the better your chances of reaching your financial goal. You cant expect to strike it rich immediately with any single investment, but by investing year in and year out, and by choosing quality investment vehicles, you have the opportunity to achieve growth over time. Pay yourself first. If you wait until you have a little extra money lying around before you invest, you may well never invest. Instead, try to pay yourself first. Each month, move some money automatically from a checking or savings account into an investment. When youre first starting out in the working world, you might not be able to afford much, but as you advance in your career, you can increase your contributions. Control your debts. Its easier said than done, but if you can keep a lid on your debt payments, youll have more money with which to invest. Take advantage of tax deferral. When you invest in tax-deferred vehicles, such as a traditional Individual Retirement Account (IRA) and your 401(k) or similar employer-sponsored retirement plan, your money has the opportunity to grow faster than it would if placed in an investment on which you paid taxes each year. Of course, when you start taking withdrawals, presumably at retirement, youll have to pay taxes, but by then, you may be in a lower tax bracket. And since youll have some control over your withdrawals, you can help control taxes, too. Build share ownership. As an investor, one of the best things you can do to build your wealth is to increase the number of shares you own in your investments. So, look for buying opportunities, such as when prices are low. Also, consider reinvesting any dividends or distributions you may receive from your investments. Dont be overly cautious. For your money to grow, you need to put a portion of your investment dollars in growthoriented vehicles, such as stocks. It is certainly true that stock prices will always fluctuate, sometimes quite sharply, and you may receive more or less than your original investment when sold. But if you avoid stocks entirely in favor of more stable vehicles, you run the risk of earning returns that may not keep you ahead of inflation. As you approach retirement, and even during retirement, your portfolio will probably still need some growth potential. Work with your financial advisor to determine the appropriate approach for you. Think long term. By creating a longterm investment strategy and sticking to it, youll be less likely to take a timeout from investing in response to perceived negative news, such as market downturns and political crises. Following these suggestions may someday allow you to reach the point when your financial goals become a reality for you. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jennifer.basey@edwardjones.com. Development CityYear BuiltSquare FootageListing PriceSelling PriceDays on Market Bonita BeachBonita Springs2011 4,437 4,495,0004,100,000 249 Bonita BeachBonita Springs1973 1,608 1,650,0001,600,000 146 Sunset Captiva Captiva1981 1,680 1,495,0001,350,000 71Shadow Wood At The BrooksBonita Springs2004 3,533 1,129,0001,090,000 102 Cape Coral Cape Coral2008 3,563 899,000880,000 15 CasesFort Myers Beach1940 1,940 949,000875,000 10 Sanibel Estates Sanibel1956 1,950 879,000855,000 71 Gulf Harbour YachtFort Myers2000 4,491 998,000850,000 1,347 Fa Lanes BayviewCaptiva1946 1,264 849,000824,000 40Shadow Wood At The BrooksBonita Springs2004 3,618 759,900760,000 78Courtesy of Royal Shell Real EstateTop 10 Real Estate Sales Bank Donates Space To Non-Profit Fifth Third Banks Financial Literacy Mobile the eBus recently visited the Home Ownership Resource Center (HORC) of Lee County, a non-profit that provides home ownership opportunities, homebuyer education, budget, credit repair and counseling and foreclosure prevention and intervention for people in Southwest Florida. During the eBus stop, bank representatives presented the keys to HORCs new office space, which was recently donated to the non-profit by Fifth Third Bank. Councilman Johnny Streets, City of Fort Myers; Mayor Randy Henderson Jr., City of Fort Myers; Jadira Hoptry, vice president of community affairs for Fifth Third Bank (South Florida); Mike Roeder, board member and founder/president of HORC; Commissioner Ray Judah, Lee County; and Eddie Felton, executive Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email press@riverweekly.com


23 THE RIVER MAY 18, 2012School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My son will be in eighth grade next year and I am wondering if he should take Algebra I. His math skills are only OK. What are the benefits of taking Algebra I early? David L. Fort Myers David, There has been a strong trend for the past 15 years for students to take Algebra I in eighth grade. Mastering algebra is considered the initial requirement for participation in more advanced high school math classes as well as for college preparedness. Nationwide, the proportion of students taking algebra in eighth grade nearly doubled, from 16 percent to 31 percent, from 1990 to 2007, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. California has led the country in efforts to introduce algebraic concepts in lower grades and in 2008, the California State Board of Education included Algebra I as part of the eighth grade end-of-year math test, thus requiring all students to take algebra by the end of middle school. California has begun to research the impact of their initiative. The performance of more than 22,000 seventh graders was analyzed and it was found that students with moderate to low math skills did not benefit from taking Algebra I in eighth grade, based on their state math test scores. Further results indicated that it caused their average GPAs to drop 7 percent, roughly the difference between a C and a C-minus. This study is on going, as it will follow the students into their high school years as they take other math classes. It is interesting to note, What we can see is theres a potential harm to a low-performing student on the GPA, said the lead author of the study. In another leading school district, Charlotte-Mecklenberg in North Carolina, a similar study was conducted to evaluate their decision to move Algebra I to from a high school to an eighth grade class. These researchers found that even moderately math-proficient students in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg study who were put into early algebra classes performed significantly worse on state end of year math tests. And these lower-performing students who took Algebra I in eighth grade were significantly less likely to take more advanced math courses, such as Algebra II or geometry, later. They further found that those students were 46 percent less likely to pass Algebra I by 10th grade. The drop in scores and course taking was so dramatic that the Charlotte district changed its policy two years later and no longer requires students to take Algebra I in eighth grade. Neither study identified whether the negative effects of early algebra came from a lack of developmental readiness or academic preparation among the lowerperforming students, but other research points suggest the developmental readiness factor. If a student is well prepared, algebra is a good thing regardless of the students age, said one researcher, but if a student is not prepared, it can be a bad thing, regardless of the students age. Developmental readiness shouldnt mean a developmental mandate.continued on page 24 Southwest Florida Students Advance To Intel International Science FairOn May 13, six Southwest Florida students attended the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. These students from Lee and Charlotte counties participated at the Thomas Alva Edison Kiwanis Science and Engineering Fair held earlier this year at Florida Gulf Coast University. More than 450 students competed for $600,000 in scholarships. Twenty-nine finalists from this regional Science Fair, an Edison Festival of Light event, attended the State of Florida Science Fair in April, where 18 of these public, private and home school students won recognition. Over 900 students from across Florida participated in the State Fair. The diverse group of young men and women who presented distinguished projects at the State Fair is now advancing to the Intel International Fair competition. More than 1,500 high school students from 65 countries, regions and territories showcased their individual research and competed for over $4 million in awards and scholarships at the International Fair. Last year, Samantha Prabakaran, a Fort Myers High School student, won Best of Fair in Medicine and Health, Senior Division, at the State Science Fair and went on to compete successfully at the International Fair. The Thomas Alva Edison Regional Science and Inventor Fairs (TAERSIF) committee works year-round to organize the regional event that hosts more than 800 local students who have already won at their individual school Fairs. The Regional Fair and underwriting for student expenses to attend the State and International Science Fairs is possible because of the support largely from the Fort Myers Kiwanis Club, and strong support from The Edison Festival of Light, Florida Gulf Coast University, Hodges University, Edison State College and numerous other long-term local partners such as Florida Power and Light and Sony Electronics. Local Student HonoredOn Thursday, May 10, Justin Winings of Cape Coral was honored at Goodwill Industries of Southwest Floridas Breakthrough Awards Luncheon. The annual event honors members in the community who have assisted others, or themselves, in overcoming disabilities or other barriers on their path to employment and independence. Winings goal, like a lot of other teenagers, was to get a job. However, unlike a lot of other teenagers, Justin has scoliosis and neurofibromatosis, along with cognitive limitations and vision loss due to optic atrophy. Thats where Goodwills GoodGuides program stepped in. The Goodwill GoodGuides program places at-risk youth with adult mentors who provide guidance, advice, and career exploration activities for their young partners. Childrens Medical Services referred Justin to the GoodGuides program because of his physical challenges. Ive wanted a job since I was 16 years old, said Winings. To get some money and to take care of my family, my foster dad and mom. Winings, now 18, accomplished his goal in June 2011 when he started working for Goodwills Chiquita Retail and Donation Center as a customer service staffer helping stock merchandise and straighten shelves. Hes always smiling, and I know thats not always easy for him, said Kathy Mullin, Chiquitas store manager. He works really hard and does the best he can. Hes an awesome young man. Winings, a student at Mariner High School in Cape Coral, doesnt let his disability define him. Justin is an extremely positive individual, said John Doramus, Goodwills vice president of finance and Justins GoodGuides mentor. When you take a look at everyones issues, theyre small compared to Justins. But he faces those issues in a positive manner. Theres nothing he wont try to do, nothing he wont try to accomplish. Winings is one of six honorees at this years Breakthrough Awards Luncheon. Also honored was Matt Davis, who continued on page 25 Justin Winings 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. 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THE RIVER MAY 18, 201224 deaRPharmacistStrontium: A Better Way To Build Bonesby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: My wife has osteoporosis in her back pretty badly. I read your article a few years ago, about Strontium being a good mineral for bone health. Do you still recommend it today? CC, Sacramento Everything I said four years ago in my first column holds. Strontium has been clinically proven to support bone health. I wish more physicians would suggest over-the-counter strontium supplements before prescribing bone-building bisphosphonate drugs like Actonel, Boniva and Fosamax or even Evista or Forteo. A 2004 study in the New England Journal of Medicine concluded that strontium reduces risk of non-vertebral fractures by 41 percent over three years, and increases bone mineral density by 14.4 percent. Impressive when you compare that to standard treatments. Youre probably wondering why no one has mentioned this to you. Conventional practitioners educate themselves at seminars that are not based in functional medicine like my educational track, so they are not aware of strontiums potential benefits. Doctors interested in scientifically-based holistic medical seminars should visit www.functionalmedicine.org. Strontium offers a one-two punch with its dual mechanism of action. It prevents bone breakdown, while stimulating new bone growth. Medications work one side of that equation. It may support joint health and prevent tooth decay, in sharp contrast to certain medications which destroy the teeth/jaw. I wonder if it could help with cancer-related bone pain, too? Brand new research published in the Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology said, The agent can now be considered as a first-line option to treat women at risk of osteoporosis fractures, whatever their age and the severity of the disease. Strontium is a natural component of bone, about 100 micrograms in every gram of bone, so supplementing enhances more of what you have (or had in the case of osteoporosis). Strontiums brothers include calcium and magnesium; they are all chemically similar. In Europe, there are drug versions called Stronat and Protelos because they patented a unique salt called strontium ranelate. This drug version is used in clinical trials. In the U.S., non-drug versions of Strontium citrate or Strontium gluconate are sold at the health food stores, compounding pharmacies or holistic physicians offices. High-quality brands include Life Extensions Strontium Caps, OrthoMoleculars Strontium, Nutricologys Strontium Osteo Complex, Solarays BioCitrate Strontium or Doctors Best Strontium Bone Maker. You must have enough calcium in your body for Strontium to work well. Most people do, but if you dont, and you need both calcium and Strontium, space them apart. For example, take Strontium first thing in the morning (empty stomach), then at lunch, take calcium (preferably with vitamin D). When it comes to bone health, vitamin K2, natural progesterone hormone, silica, iodine, zinc, chromium and magnesium are important players, and of course weight-bearing exercise. Some experts now feel that whole grains, which contain phytates, prevent absorption of minerals essential to bone health. Finally, gluten, caffeine and carbonated beverages are all associated with crumbling bones. 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. From page 23School SmartGiven this information, it will be very important for you to evaluate your sons readiness for this type of class. Your son and his math teacher should also have some input into this decision as they will have valuable information on your sons skills and readiness for Algebra I. 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. 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 and Me, My husband and I both had very good jobs in long established companies. When my parents divorced in their late 60s, I never doubted that there would be enough money for both of them to live separate lives. Was I surprised! When my mother could no longer live independently, I felt that I could afford to place her in a nice retirement complex. She did not like it at first, but now is very happy and well adjusted. Out of the blue, my company was sold and I am out. The new company brought in their own people and I cant get a job at even half of my former salary. What do you suggest I do to relocate my mother in something she and I can afford? Polly Dear Polly, A big part of living into late life is financing care. Many older folks did not financially plan for later life. I see numerous adult children providing financial support to their parents. When, to your situation, a company downsizes or is bought out, the financial costs affect both generations and the only choices are hard choices. Start looking at communities accepting special assistance. Call the Department of Human-Social Services to determine if your mother would qualify for Medicaid. Also, if your mother served in the military and was honorably discharged, call the Department of Veterans Affairs to see if she would qualify for any assistance. Pryce Dear Polly, Our society is changing rapidly, and we are forced to adjust and make quick decisions also. I suggest you do as Pryce suggests and do your very best to relocate her. You may find it necessary to make a temporary move to your home while you are finding the right relocation facility for your mother. Try to avoid having to act in haste and in so doing making a wrong decision that you would later regret. Lizzie Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. Student Support Services Participants Achieved Great Success At FGCUForty-three seniors in the Classic Student Support Services (SSS) program graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University on April 29. The Classic SSS program serves college students who are the first generation in their families to attend college, have low incomes and/or have a documented disability in need of academic support services. Students eligible for the program have a desire to attend and finish college but need some additional support to guide them on their academic journey. Two of the SSS participants received university awards that distinguished them from others in their graduating class. Malissa Sanon was one of eight students inducted into the 2011-12 FGCU Hall of Fame. The award is given to students who have demonstrated leadership skills, service and scholarship. Dustin Chisum was awarded the FGCU Student of the Year. The award is given to a student who has demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and service to the university and the community. The two Student Support Services programs at FGCU Classic, and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) must report data on each participant annually to the Federal Department of Education. The retention and academic standing rates, calculated based on the university academic year, were outstanding among the 289 participants served by both programs during the 2010-11 academic year. The retention rate among Classic participants was 90 percent, and the rate for STEM participants was 93 percent. Of the 169 students in Classic, 160 (95 percent) returned in good academic standing; and of 120 participants, 112 (93 percent) in the STEM program did likewise. Amber Hughes, a Moore Haven resident and a participant in the STEM program, was awarded a $1,200 scholarship by the Florida Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel for her outstanding academic achievement and community service. She is a sophomore majoring in biology and enjoys mentoring in the SSS program. In addition, Hughes is involved in the FGCU Honors Program as well as with many of the universitys activities while maintaining an outstanding grade point average in a challenging major. She was also chosen to participate in a 10-week summer internship through The Washington Center in Washington, DC and was awarded a scholarship to pay for the entire internship by the State of Florida. Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email press@riverweekly.com Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


25 THE RIVER MAY 18, 2012 Dr. DaveVaccinesby Dr. Dave HepburnIm sorry to tell you this, Miss Bloggins, but you have a nasty case of genital warts. Noooo, not warts! Id rather have cancer! Well Im afraid you might have that, too. Unfortunately, Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is responsible for both unsightly genital warts (as well as the sightly ones) and cervical cancer, one of the most devastating diseases of womankind. In 1935, George Papanicolaou (Pap to his buddies) of Cornell University discovered that by taking a wee scraping from the opening to the womb he was able to determine, under a microscope (he was a small guy), if pre-cancerous cells were brewing. Little did Dr. Pap know that he was looking for damage caused by the Human Papilloma Virus. Papillomas for Doc Papanicolaou. Pap looking for pap (likely not related). Poor George eventually became so disenchanted with having the pap test named after him that he left science and became an annoying celebrity photographer only later to discover they were called... paparazzi. Consider these sobering facts: 14 North American women die of cervical cancer each day 85 percent of them had not had routine Papanicolaou smears Every 2 1/2 minutes, a woman on this planet dies of cervical cancer Due to lack of screening facilities, cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in women in third world countries 15,000 North American women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer this year A turtle can actually breathe through its butt, right past its prostate The main purpose of Mr. Papinocolaus test is to detect the presence of HPV-induced pre-cancerous lesions. The pap screening test is the reason that cervical cancer has gone from being the commonest deadly cancer of women to a cancer so low in North America that only 5,000 women die each year (most of whom have not had recent pap smears). But Pap smears, de test that women detest, may soon be a thing of de past. In the exciting world of tumour immunotherapeutics (exciting because you can impress your friends and score huge scrabble point with jargon like that), HPV vaccines are now proven effective at preventing cervical cancer and warts. A vaccine for cancer. It is geared toward the junior high school-aged girls before they become sexually active, as Rick Perry knows all too well. Sixty percent of women contract HPV within five years of beginning sexual activity. Unfortunately, HPV can have a deadly consequence. Nuns do not get cervical cancer or genital warts (a papal state?), though Sister Mary Mashbone of my school used to have a wart on her chin that looked like it would give you cancer, a stroke and several heart attacks if it ever touched you. Others vaccines are currently being developed against assorted cancers, such as ovarian and breast cancer. And now, HPV vaccines are being recommended for young men. And for the prostatic man in your life, there is work being done on a vaccine against prostate cancer, which should make all men who hate prostate checks ecstatic, and, of course, allow turtles to breath a little easier. Like the column? Youll LOVE the book the Doctor is In(sane), available at Sanibel Island Bookshop. Contact Dr. Dave or read more at www.wisequacks. org. From page 23Student Honoredcame his barriers to employment through the assistance of Goodwills Job-Link centers. Volunteer Janet Wilson was recognized for her dedication and support to the organization. Two Collier County businesses were honored; Collier County Solid Waste Management Department for their support of Goodwills mission and The Ritz Carlton Golf Resort, Naples for their support of providing job opportunities to people facing various barriers in their lives. Special recognition was also given to Ron Robichaud and the Florida Eels Sled Hockey Association for their commitment to helping those with disabilities gain independence. Dean W. Larson, M.D. Board Certi ed Eyelid Surgeon since 1990 Diplomat of e American Board of Ophthalmology Over 15,000 surgeries performed successfully Serving Lee, Charlotte & Hendry County patients for over 19 yearsWe are conveniently located on the corner of Summerlin and Winkler. Plastic & Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery Eyelid Surgery Center Fort Myers O ce 239.481.9995www.EyelidsOnly.comWE OFFER One-surgeon practice -you always see the same doctor No assembly-line surgery youre the only one Personalized post-operative attention Specialty-trained nursing sta Catered, accommodating care, tailored to your needs NO DOCTOR REFERRAL NEEDEDOver 65? Think eyelid surgery is not a ordable? Medicare STILL pays!Eyelid QuizCan you see your eyelids? Do you have to raise your eyebrows to see more clearly? Have you hit your head on a cabinet door while open? Is it di cult to see beside you without turning your head left or right? Do your eyelids close while you are reading? When you play tennis, do you have trouble serving? Do your eyelids feel heavy?If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, you qualify for a FREE, no obligation eyelid screening performed by Natasha, COA.Screening candidates receive a $25 movie gift card. 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PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY CO N S TRU C TI O N/REM O DELIN G IMPA C T WIND O W S & D OO R S / G LA SS Windows PlusPGT Windows & Doors10831 Sunset Plaza Circle, Unit 107 Fort Myers, FL 33908 E-mail: windowsplusllc@earthlink.netLicensed & InsuredSCC131150832Phone: 239-267-5858 Fax: 239-267-7855 SWFL Window and Door SpecialistWindows PlusTREE & LAWN CARE Jesus Hernandez J LAWN CARE & TREE SERVICE482-7350 12 years serving San-Cap & Ft. MyersLandscaping Tree Service Stump Grinding Landscape Design Ponds Landscape Refurbishing Pepper Clearing Lbtn Cbfr Db Licensed & Insured Free Estimateswww.jesuslawncare.comEMAIL: jesuslawncare@gmail.com COS METI CS MAGGIE BUTCHER 904 Lindgren Blvd. Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Ph: 239-395-0978 / 317-509-6014 mbutcher@marykay.com Products: www.marykay.com/mbutcher Career information available Gift ideas available New Lip Glosses and Botanical Skin CareTHE RIVER MAY 18, 201226 Pet Shelter Is At Maximum CapacityLee County Domestic Animal Services shelter is currently at maximum capacity. The agency is asking for assistance from the public to give these pets a permanent home. They are also seeking help from other shelters and rescue organizations. Fewer outlets in which to place dogs and the start of kitten season have led to the overcrowding. Healthy, adoptable animals do not need to die in shelters due to overpopulation when they can be easily adopted into loving Lee County homes, said Donna Ward, LCDAS director. With a population of over 600,000 it should be a relatively easy task to adopt 10,000 stray animals annually; however, euthanasia will continue to be a means of population control in our community if the public does not step forward to support our efforts of spaying and neutering, fostering, and adopting shelter pets rather than buying from pet stores and breeders. The best shelter is a caring community, and now more than ever we need the communitys support. Currently LCDAS is featuring 25 percent off all adoptions with its Friends & Family promotion. Puppies are just $70, adult dogs and kittens only $55, adult cats $35, and senior pets (6 years and older) are only $15. The special fees will be in effect throughout May. The reduced adoption fee includes sterilization, age appropriate vaccinations, county license, microchip ID, deworming, 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. Pets for adoption can be viewed online at www.LeeLostPets.com or visit the shelter at 5600 Banner Drive in Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. Adoption viewing hours are Monday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Adoption applications may be submitted online or at the shelter. Volunteers and staff are available to help you find the pet that is best suited for you and your familys lifestyle. For more information about pets for adoption or spay/neuter programs, go to www. LeeLostPets.com or call 533-7387 (LEEPETS). If you are inquiring about a pet you have seen online, please have the animal ID number ready for faster assistance. Pet Adoption Deal For Construction Industry Employees Offered By LCDASNow through June 15, Lee County Domestic Animal Services will show their appreciation to construction industry employees by discounting pet adoption fees. Builders, roofers, plumbers, electricians, architects and engineers are only a few of the fields 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 2-for-1 cats and kittens. Animal Services realizes how hard those in the construction industry work 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, 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. Adoption applications may be submitted online. For more information about pets for adoption or any LCDAS programs and services go to www.LeeLostPets.com or 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. To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732 Email your editorial copy to: press@riverweekly.com


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No phone calls, please fax or email resumes to caloosawholesale@aol.com or 239-472-4476 RS 5/4 CC 5/18 HELP WANTEDLooking for person to pump gas, change tires, change oil, use computer to rent cars, drive wrecker, possible maintenance on property. Fax resume to 239-472-1878 or e-mail jknorris7657@yahoo.com. NS 5/18 CC 5/18 HELP WANTEDSanibel Congregational United Church of Christ seeks paid part-time Sunday School Teacher to teach class year round on Sunday mornings (K-4th). Background check and references required. 2-3 years teaching experience preferred. We are a theologically diverse congregation. For more information contact 472-0497.NS 5/18 BM 5/25 Bob AdamsResidential Renewal ServicesHandyman(Carpentry, maintenance toilets, faucets, ceiling fans, sliding doors, etc.)768-0569 or Cell 464-6460RS 11/14 M TFN Licensed & Insured 25+ years experienceHELLE'S CLEANING SERVICES Residential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471 Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. 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REAL ESTATE COMMERCIAL SPACE VACATION RENTAL RENTAL WANTED FOR RENT ANNUAL RENTAL AUTOS FOR SALE FOR SALE WANTED TO BUY2007 JEEP WRANGLER SAHARA 4 X 421,500 miles Mint condition Navigation, Automatic Transmission A/C, all extras $19,000 262-391-3246NS 4/27 CC 5/18 2004 BMW 330 CONVERTIBLEOriginal owner 19,500 miles sport & premium Mint $19,900 239-472-0616NS 5/11 NC 5/18 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 ANNUAL RENTAL WANTED IMMEDIATELYProfessional island family needs 3 bedroom upscale house on Sanibel: furnished or unfurnished for long-term rental 239-565-0966NS 4/27 CC 5/18 SCAN CODE FOR A FREE LIST OF ALL ISLAND PROPERTIESFOR SALEVISITwww.FreeSanibelList.comPfeifer Realty Group Sanibel Island, FL239-472-0004 RS 6/17 BM TFN NS 5/4 BM TFN TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED LOG ONTO: IslandSunNews.comCLICK ON PLACE CLASSIFIED 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. Call Steve 312-391-8007NR 5/18 CC 5/18 SALT WATER BASIN What a beautiful waterfront view from the large screened porch of this piling 2 bedroom/2 bath Island waterfront home. Private dock & boat lift. Available F or UF. $1,800/Mo. GULF FRONT COMPLEX This 2 bedroom/2 bath updated condo is available UF. Includes all appliances. Site offers the beach, large Pool and tennis courts. No Pets. $1,800/Mo. ANNUAL RENTALSSANIBEL472-6747Gulf Beach Properties, Inc.Paul H. Zimmerman, Broker/OwnerServing The Islands Rental Needs Since 1975 RS 5/11 BM 5/11 RE/MAX OF THE ISLANDSPutting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace www.remax-oftheislands.com 239-472-2311NS 3/30 BM TFN 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. 239-395-1786RS 5/11 CC TFN CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CASH PAID FOR MILITARY ITEMSCash Paid For Old Military Items. Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets, old guns, awards & more. Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280NS 5/18 CC 6/8 FOR SALEFor sale, 2 New & unused refrigerated intermodal Rail Freight containers. Fully leased @13.5% net annual rate. All taxes & Insurance paid. $35,500. Call Frrank 800-588-4143 NS 5/11 BM 6/1 UNIQUE PIANO FOR SALE 1935 Steinway black ebony upright. Made in Germany, #280608, Model V. One family owned. All parts original including curved seat. Asking $6,000 OBO. Call 239-466-6135. NS 5/18 BM 5/25 ESTATE JEWELRY SALE!Largest collection of silver jewelry in SWFL! 50% OFF Art Furniture over $500. Come by daily 2431 Periwinkle Way & see The Silverneer & Silver Queen only at Sanibel Consignments 472-5222 NS 5/18 CC TFN LIME TREE CENTER CONDO UNIT FOR SALEFOR SALE Commercial condo in 5-unit complex centrally located on Periwinkle Way. Can be used for of ce or retail. Motivated to sell. $225,000. Call Janie Howland, Realtor, VIP Realty. 239-850-6419. NS 5/11 CC 6/1 FIRST TIME OFFERINGCommercial Garage 22 x 22 Frontage on 2431 Periwinkle Way, can be used as artist work space or storage to sell items from. Annual lease only $990/month. Call 239-849-2210 NS 5/18 CC TFN GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION GARAGE SALE7 am to 2 pm Saturday, May 19 9801 Cypress Lake Drive Fort Myers, Florida NS 5/18 NC 5/18 MOVING SALE MOVING SALE Household items, hundreds of good books, furniture, artwork. Fri., Sat., Sun. May 18, 19, 20 9 AM 2 PM 1429 Jamaica Drive, off Sancap Rd., Sanibel. Everything reduced on Sunday.NS 5/18 CC 5/18 ART SALESculpture and painting. Noted local Artist.Great prices. Some studio furniture and supplies. Fri., Sat., Sun., May 18, 19, 20. 9 AM 2 PM 1429 Jamaica Drive off Sancap Rd., Sanibel NS 5/18 CC 5/18 GARAGE SALESaturday, May 19, 2012, 9 AM to 3 PM, and Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 9 AM to 2 PM. Includes: kitchen appliances, ceramic items, bowls, miscellaneous electronics, printers, portable TVs, collectibles. Some boys and girls clothing and womens clothing. Furniture includes antique dining set, Cherrywood book shelves and cabinets, Kiawa upright electric piano, electric keyboard full-size, armoire, and miscellaneous other furniture and antiques NS 5/18 CC 5/18 RENTALFor RentFurnished, Sanibel canalfront 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath townhome with easy beach access, updated kitchen, new sundeck, and boat dock at the back door. Pool and tennis included. Please, no smoking or pets. Available monthly May-December. Call 216-752-1767 between 9am and 7pm.NS 4/27 CC 5/18 SIX MONTH HOUSE RENTAL3Bed/2Bath Best Beach on island. $1,200 plus utilities. Call 239-395-0668 or 970-846-5068 NS 5/18 CC TFN 29 THE RIVER MAY 18, 2012


THE RIVER MAY 18, 201230 Read us online at islandsunnews.com Read us online at islandsunnews.com SUDOKUTo play Sudoku: Complete the grid so that every row, column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 through 9 (the same number cannot appear more than once in a row, column or 3x3 box.) There is no guessing and no math involved, just logic.answer on page 27 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 415-7732 Pets Of The Week My name is Nadia and I am a fouryear old female tan Labrador Retriever mix. I am one of the happiest dogs you will ever meet. The only thing that makes me sad is that I dont have a real home. My former owner used me for breeding puppies so Im glad that part of my life is over. I just want a family that loves me for the great dog I am. I like cats and other dogs. My favorite things are going for walks, playing with stuffed toys, and being with people. Please contact kennel@leegov.com to arrange for my foster mom to bring me to the shelter to meet you. My adoption fee is $55 (regularly $75) during Animal Services Friends & Family Adoption Promotion. My name is Tex and I am a five-year-old male black and white tuxedo domestic short hair. Aside from being handsome, I have lots of other great qualities Im inquisitive, good natured and love to play with other cats. So whether you want a single companion all to yourself or you are looking to add a new member to your existing family of pets, Id be perfect. Ive been at the shelter since January, so finding my forever home is my greatest wish. My adoption fee is $35 (regularly $50) during Animal Services Friends & Family Adoption Promotion. Adoption fees for Friends & Family Month: Puppies $70 (regularly $95) Adult dogs $55 (regularly $75) Kittens $55 (regularly $75) Adult cats $35 (regularly $50) Senior pets (six years and older) $15 (regularly $25) For information about this weeks pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at www.LeeLostPets.com. When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive in Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, rabies vaccination and county license if three months or older, flea treatment, worming, heartworm test for dogs six months and over, feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, training DVD, 10-day health guarantee and a bag of Science Diet pet food. The adoption package is valued at $500. Tex ID #527365 Nadia ID #530275 photos by squaredogphoto.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 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. 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. UPPER CAPTIVAThis 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 239/8414540. 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. 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 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. 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 en-suite 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. 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 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. 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 1975PUNTA 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 $ $259,900. Contact Marianne Stewart 239/560-6420. 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 SANIBEL HARBOUR YACHT CLUBExperience 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 Contact Marianne Stewart 239/560-6420 #159 $37,000 reduced! Contact Tracy Walters 239/994-7975 THE RIVER MAY 18, 201232