River weekly news
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VOL. 11, NO. 20 MAY 25, 2012From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Morning Meander At Lakes ParkL ee County Parks and Recreation is conducting a free nature walk with a bird patrol guide on Saturday, June 2 beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Lakes Regional Park. This easy walk along clear paths offers an opportunity to see birds in native vegetation with experienced bird patrol guides pointing out the many species in Lakes Park, a Lee County birding hot spot and crucial nesting area for many birds. continued on page 9 Common yellowthroat SFWMD, County Team To Improve Water QualityBuilding on a shared commitment to improve water quality, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) is partnering with Lee County to build a new wetland preserve to clean stormwater before it enters the Caloosahatchee River. The SFWMD Governing Board recently approved a $300,000, one-year cost-share agreement with Lee County to design, construct and operate an 18-acre filter marsh on the 77-acre Powell Creek Preserve, a Conservation 2020 preserve. This new filter marsh is exactly the type of project that will provide important water quality benefits to the Caloosahatchee River, said SFWMD Governing Board member Dan DeLisi. Combined with other water quality projects and best management practices, the Powell Creek Preserve Filter Marsh furthers our joint effort with Lee County to protect this vital resource for the region. Situated in North Fort Myers, Powell Creek is a natural tributary of the Caloosahatchee River. The tributary watershed is home to a diversity of plant communities, including mesic flatwoods, slough, scrubby flatwoods, hydric hammock and depression marshes. Pop ash trees, buttonbush and Carolina willow are also common to the creek and its floodplain. The area provides habitat to a variety of native bird and animal species including threatened gopher tortoises. The project involves construction of the 18-acre filter marsh located on disturbed portions of the preserve. Existing wetlands on the preserve were enhanced and incorporated in the site design. Once completed, water from the creek and associated canal will be diverted through the series of shallow and deep wetlands, allowing sediment to settle and plants to absorb nutrients that would otherwise flow to the Caloosahatchee. The water will then flow back into the creek and downstream to the river. Benefits of the effort include:continued on page 14 Award Winning Vocalists To Sing At June Art WalkOn Friday, June 1, Young Artists Awards vocalists Sam Bostic and Sarah Daigle will be performing at the Art of the Olympians Museum & Gallery from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in conjunction with Junes Art Walk in downtown Fort Myers. Bostic, 18, is a multiple-year winner of the Young Artists Awards program, a graduate of Lehigh Senior High School and will be attending Shenandoah University in Virginia as a musical theater major in the fall. continued on page 11 Sarah Daigle performing Vanilla Ice Cream from She Loves Me at the 2011 Young Artists Awards Gala Sam Bostic performing I Believe from The Book of Morman at the 2012 Young Artists Awards Gala Remember Remember Those Who Those Who Served ServedA 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. The event will begin at 11 a.m. The tribute will be hosted by meteorologist and Navy veteran Robert Van Winkle from NBC2. The second annual tribute will feature performances by AHT4U recording artist Dallas and the AHT4U Singers comprised of local students representing Cypress Lake High School, Evangelical Christian School, FMCS, Gulf Elementary and SWFCA, noted Gospel recording artist Gayla James, Lee County Young Artist of the Year Sam Bostic, Ancelyn Willis and FMPD Officer Yvetta Dominque. Guest speakers will incude Sheriff Mike Scott, Lee County Commissioner John Manning and Bonita Springs City Councilman Steve Slatcha. Lee County Sheriffs Office and EMS will provide the ceremonial rifle salute and fly over while the Fort Myers Police Department will present the colors. The U.S. Coast Guard will be laying a wreath on the Caloosahatchee River. The American Red Cross will be accepting items for care packages continued on page 3


The River Weekly News will correct factual errors or matters of emphasis and interpretation that appear in news stories. Readers with news, tips, comments or questions, please call (239) 415-7732 or write to: The River Weekly News, 1609 Hendry Street, Suite 15, Fort Myers, FL 33901. Fax number: (239) 415-7702. E-mail: press@riverweekly.com. The River Weekly News reserves the right to refuse, alter or edit any editorial or advertisement.Independently Owned And Operated COPYRIGHT 2012 The River Weekly News LORKEN Publications, Inc.Co-Publishers Lorin Arundel and Ken Rasi Advertising Sales Isabel Rasi George Beleslin Stacy Osborn Office Coordinator Patricia MolloyGraphic Arts/ProductionAnn Ziehl Sarah Crooks Kris See Photographer Michael Heider Writers Gerri Reaves, Ph D Anne Mitchell Jeff Lysiak PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER Contributing Writers Read Us Online: www.IslandSunNews.com Click on The River Jennifer Basey Kimberley Berisford Suzy Cohen Ed Frank Max Friedersdorf Priscilla Friedersdorf Jim George Dr. Dave Hepburn Joan Hooper Audrey Krienen Scott Martell Capt. Matt Mitchell Patricia Molloy Laura Zocki Puerto Di Saggau Scott White Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now: Lovers Retreat And Scene Of Tragedyby Gerri ReavesMore than a century ago, a natural landmark on First Street was known as a discrete spot to make romance. At the eastern edge of the substantial Royal Palm Hotel property grew a large fig or rubber tree, a genus usually called ficus today. The tree was so appreciated that the stone fence was designed to accommodate its large branches over-hanging the sidewalk. By the time someone wrote a description of Lovers Retreat on the back of an old postcard image, probably in the 1910s, the tree no longer existed. However, it had entered the canon of town lore. The writer explains that some kind soul had arranged a comfortable seat for two amidst the branches, thus the name Lovers Retreat. Because the seats were occupied, morning, noon or night, there had been an unwritten law to walk on the opposite side of the street and allow courting couples their privacy. One can only speculate why such a charming and useful amenity would have been destroyed. Perhaps as modern vehicles took possession of the streets and the town generally sped up, the tree became a liability. There was at least one dark episode in the history of Lovers Retreat that made the news. On November 19, 1908, the Fort Myers Press ran a story, Horse Was KilledH.E. Heitman Loses Finest Animal Ever Brought Here. When leading businessman Harvie E. Heitman arrived at his store on First Street one evening, he called to an employee to take charge of his buggy and team of bay horses. One of the horses, Buster, was a something of a pet and treated almost as a member of the family. The horse was reportedly so gentle that even a child could drive him. Unfortunately, instead of physically taking the reins and restraining the horses, the employee snapped his fingers and called to Buster. Although Buster had a gentle and compliant nature, the other horse was high strung and raced east down First Street toward the Royal Palm Hotel. Because the horses were attached by lines, poor Buster was forced to run, too. Out of habit or good sense, Buster knew to veer toward the gate of his home as he passed it. (Heitman lived on the site of todays Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center.) Alas, the gate was locked, so the dash down the sidewalk continued, with Buster on the inside. When the horses reached Lovers Retreat, Buster died instantly as he struck an overhanging limb. The other horse suffered little injury. So distraught was Heitman that when his employee returned with only one horse and that not his beloved Buster he began to severely scold him. Heitman also fired his pistol twice at the careless man, who ran off down the street. continued on page 4 The streets are paved now, but Lovers Retreat and the grand Royal Palm Hotel are gone forever photo by Gerri Reaves This photo of Lovers Retreat, which was located east of Royal Palm Avenue, dates to the early 20th century. In this eastward view, First Street is unpaved and the main business district looms on the horizon courtesy of the Southwest Florida Historical Society, Sara Nell Gran Postcard Collection THE RIVER MAY 25, 20122


THE RIVER MAY 25, 20124 Dining Books Help Build PlaygroundThe Fort Myers Gateway to the Islands Kiwanis Club recently kicked-off this new ambitious undertaking for Brightest Horizons Child Development Center with some initial site preparation. The plans include three phases so that children will be able to use various other areas during installation of new playground equipment and will allow time for additional funding to be raised to complete the task. The Delicious Dining Discounts book sponsored by the Kiwanis Club brings diners and the community-minded restaurateurs together during the off-season to support such an endeavor for the children. The Child Development Center is located on Gladiolus Drive between A & W Bulb Road and Pine Ridge Road in South Fort Myers. Brightest Horizons cares for over 225 youth; infants to age 12 annually, to educate and empower them to a brighter future. A United Way partner agency, Brightest Horizons Child Development Center is nationally accredited through APPLE (Accredited Professional Preschool Learning Environment) and has been awarded the Gold Seal of Excellence by the State of Florida. This state-licensed, not-for-profit organization has been serving Lee County since 1958. Without the support of Kiwanis and the community, we would never be able to undertake this project, said Tina Parsons, executive director. To purchase a Delicious Dining Discount book, contact the Gateway to the Islands Kiwanis Club at 415-3100 or KiwanisGTTI.Dining@gmail.com. Books may also be purchased online by clicking on the dining icon at www.kiwanisgtti. com, which also lists the 56 participating restaurants. Kiwanis lends hand to Brightest Horizons by preparing site for a new playground. Pictured are Gary Hudson, Terry Luster, Tina Parsons, David Stauffer, John Liptak and Jack LiptakFrom page 2Lovers RetreatThe pistol shots caused the dray horses at the store to run, but no harm was done in that case. Such were the goings on in the business district of little Fort Myers more than 100 years ago. Walk down First Street to where Lovers Retreat was once the scene of romance and tragedy. Then stroll the short distance to the Southwest Florida Museum of History at 2031 Jackson Street to see a miniature replica of downtown circa 1900. For information, call 321-7430 or go to www.museumofhistory.org. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Then be sure to visit the Southwest Florida Historical Society, where you can read postcard messages penned more than a century ago. The all-volunteer non-profit organization is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard on the campus of the Lee County Alliance for the Arts. Contact the society at 939-4044, or drop by on Wednesday or Saturday between 9 a.m. and noon. Sources: The archives of the Southwest Florida Historical Society and the Fort Myers News-Press. Water Safety Day And Summer Kick-Off EventJoin The City of Fort Myers Recreation Division on Saturday, May 26 for the kick-off of the summer season. Bring the whole family to the Fort Myers Aquatic Center, 1750 Matthew Drive from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for live music by High Tide. There will also be give-aways, free ice cream, and splashes of fun in the kiddie pool and slide tower. Watch demonstrations by the Lee County Waterborne Strike Team, Fort Myers Zumba, and Infant Resource Training. Get all the information you and your family need to have a fun and safe summer at the safety stations. Activities are provided by the City of Fort Myers Police Department, Fort Myers Fire Department, Lee Memorial Hospital, andSwim Florida. Fort Myers Golfview Pool will be open from noon to 5 p.m. with beach vollyball, water basketball, horseshoes, tetherball, public grills, and several chances to win in family membership raffles. Goflview Pool is at 1865 Golfview Avenue. Exclusive discounts are available on membership purchases during Memorial Day weekend. Contact your City of Fort Myers Aquatic Staff or visit facebook.com/ FMRecreation for more information. Cape Coral Bridge Toll Plaza ReconstructionTravel patterns along the Cape Coral Bridge are being shifted for westbound lanes. All westbound bicyclists must exit College Parkway and use the McGregor Boulevard ramp to share the LeeWay/SunPass lane provided on the far right (north) side of the toll plaza adjacent to the administration building in lane 1. This is for the safety of bicyclists and motorists travelling westbound through the toll plaza. For updates on all lanes closures, traffic shifts and construction progress, please visit the project website at www. LeeBridgeConstruction.com. Motorists are advised to use caution driving through the toll plaza, and to follow work zone signage and message boards. City Of Fort Myers Observes Memorial DayThe City of Fort Myers will observe Memorial Day on Monday, May 28. City government offices will be closed, including the Solid Waste and Utility Billing offices. There will be no garbage, recycling, horticultural brush, yard waste, junk and applicance collection on Monday, May 28 for all residential and commerical customers. Residential and commerical customers will be serviced one day later. The regular collection schedule resumes on Monday, June 4. For questions concerning service, call the City of Fort Myers Solid Waste Division at 321-8100. 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5 THE RIVER MAY 25, 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 June 1, 2012 FREE 11 Hortoons A Day With Dad At Lowry Park ZooFathers Day is just around the corner, so make plans now to celebrate this special weekend. Dads and kids of all ages can go wild together at Tampas Lowry Park Zoo. The zoo features 56 acres of lush, natural habitats comprising seven main exhibit areas. Outdoor exhibits for more than 2,000 animals from Florida and similar habitats include a Native Florida Wildlife Center, the Manatee Hospital, Asian Gardens, Primate World, Free-Flight Aviaries, Wallaroo Station childrens zoo and Safari Africa. The zoo also features rides, shows and hands-on interactive exhibits designed to get you closer to nature and your family as you create treasured memories on this exciting and unforgettable eco-adventure. Presented by Lake Kennedy Senior Center in Cape Coral, the cost is $65 per person. Price includes round-trip charter bus transit from Cape Coral and admission to the zoo. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to sign up, contact the Lake Kennedy Senior Center at 574-0575. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


THE RIVER MAY 25, 20126 Fort Myers-Based Housing Authority Announces Fathers Day InitiativeThe Housing Authority of the City of Fort Myers will host its second annual Fathers Day event on June 15 and 16 as part of President Obamas Fatherhood & Mentoring Initiative, a nationwide day of events encouraged by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Fatherhood & Mentoring Initiative is an effort to encourage individuals, especially fathers, to be involved in the lives of their children and be positive role models and mentors for the children in their lives and communities. All events will take place at Dunbar High School, located at 3800 East Edison Avenue in Fort Myers. The event will kickoff with a basketball tournament from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, June 15 and continue on Saturday, June 16 at 10 a.m. with a day full of events including games, bounce houses, arts and crafts, live music, a flag football tournament, health services and GED information, literacy education and job preparation, and a Fathers Day panel. Cash prizes will be given to the winners and runnerups in both tournaments. Hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, popcorn, snow cones and drinks will be available as well as giveaways and door prizes. The HACFM will also be organizing a barbeque cook-off competition in search of the King of Barbeque Ribs. The competition will be open to any man and his crew of assistants who think they have what it takes to win. The presidents Fatherhood & Mentoring Initiative is a partnership between the Administration for Children and Families, White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse, fathers, mothers, family-serving organizations and other leaders from across the country to show support for the children in our communities. According to HACFM executive director Marcus D. Goodson, public housing authorities nationwide will host special events for fathers and their children in collaboration with local partners. This Fathers Day 2012 initiative was inspired by a program that the New York City Housing Authority launched in summer 2010 by hosting a day-long event in all five of its boroughs to kickoff ongoing economic development, parenting workshops, tutoring and bonding activities for fathers and children, said Goodson. The events have two purposes: to strengthen the bonds between fathers and their children, and to make education, health care and employment resources available to fathers, which will promote economic self-sufficiency. Federal partners include the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Justice. To date, nearly 200 housing authorities in 33 states will participate in Fathers Day 2012 and are partnering with other organizations including the NFL, NBA, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Legal Services Corporation and the National Fatherhood Initiative, an organization created in 1993 to raise awareness of the importance of fathers. Together, these groups are delivering a clear message America needs dads. We are so appreciative to the community businesses that have joined us in supporting this initiative, said Vivian Watkins, director of resident services/FSS coordinator. Every night, one-out-of-three children go to bed in a home without a father. These events will bring fathers and their children together and connect the dads to the social and economic resources they need to be the best parents possible. Currently, HACFM serves more than 3,500 low-income families throughout the greater Fort Myers community. The HACFM provides high quality, stable and sustainable housing and related services to people in need. In addition, the staff works diligently in providing programs such as Resident Services/Family Self-Sufficiency and HOPE VI Community Supportive Services. The goal is to help families become selfsufficient, therefore strengthening the communities that use public and private resources efficiently and effectively. Sponsorships are now available from $500 to $5,000. For more information or to become an event sponsor, contact Vivian L. Watkins, director of resident services/FSS coordinator in the HACFM Resident Services Department, at 332-3825. Some of the participants at last years inaugural Fathers Day event A father with his two children at last years event Last years Fathers Day event at Dunbar High School If our seafood were any fresher, we would be serving it under water. we would be serving it under water. THE LAZY FLAMINGO THE LAZY FLAMINGOBeautiful Downtown Santiva 6520-C Pine Avenue 472-5353 472-5353 LAZY FLAMINGO 3 LAZY FLAMINGO 316501 Stringfellow Road Bokeelia 283-5959 283-5959 LAZY FLAMINGO 2 LAZY FLAMINGO 2Beautiful Downtown Sanibel 1036 Periwinkle Way 472-6939 472-6939 LAZY FLAMINGO 4 LAZY FLAMINGO 412951 McGregor Boulevard Fort Myers 476-9000 476-9000 DAILY DAILY LUNCH LUNCH SPECIALS SPECIALS H H b-t H H b-t pm pm n :bf-r n :bf-r Dr D .tf Dr P .ff Dr D .tf Dr P .ff


7 THE RIVER MAY 25, 2012Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program Helps Return $2.2 MillionThe United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades and CredAbility announced that the total dollars returned to the Lee, Hendry and Glades lower to middle income taxpayers by the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program was $2,289,279. The announcement was made recently at a reception honoring the volunteers who prepared the tax returns. CredAbility and the United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades provide free tax preparation services for hard-working people and their families. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program volunteers prepared and submitted approximately 1380 free and confidential tax returns between January and April 18. The average refund per tax return was over $1,900. $2.2 million in total refunds is a substantial increase over the returns prepared for previous years of the VITA program. VITA is making a difference in the lives of many people in our community. Stan, a VITA volunteer tax preparer, related a story of one of his recent clients from LaBelle. A young mother who was struggling to support her three children came to the LaBelle United Way House for tax preparation. She was married, but her spouse was in prison, and she hadnt heard from him in a long time. Stans first calculation resulted in a $1,000 refund. Because of her circumstances, Stan called the IRS to see if there were any other deductions that she could qualify for, and after some discussion, the IRS told him to classify her as single. She was able to claim head of household and get a refund of $5000. This is the fourth year that CredAbility and the United Way have teamed up to prepare tax returns for local residents. 114 volunteers were trained and certified by the IRS to prepare the tax returns, said Roger Mercado, Director of Allocations and Community Planning for the United Way. We are excited to announce that the VITA program returned over $2.2 million to lower to middle income taxpayers at a time when many are struggling to meet living expenses. The average refund to VITA participants was over $1,900 which may have prevented the foreclosure of someones home, or purchased groceries for a family for several months. Dawn Russell, project coordinator for CredAbility, said of the United Way-CredAbility partnership, The partnership we have with the United Way has allowed us to serve residents all over Lee and Hendry Counties. Over 1,300 tax returns were prepared at United Way Houses in Cape Coral, Harlem Heights, Clewiston, Lehigh Acres, Estero, LaBelle and other locations. Using nine locations spread across our area made it easier for clients to get to the tax preparers. Plus, there were absolutely no fees for the clients to pay, and refunds could be direct deposited into their bank accounts, making the refunds very fast. In addition to the United Way-CredAbility partnership, other partners providing space and support for the VITA program include the following: Suncoast Outreach Center Goodwill Industries at the Clewiston United Way House Community Cooperative Ministries at the Dunbar United Way House Community Cooperative Ministries and Southwest Florida Addiction Services at the Cape Coral United Way House Heights Foundation at the Harlem Heights United Way House Interfaith Charities at the San Carlos/Estero United Way House Lehigh Community Services at the Lehigh United Way House United Way 211 at the LaBelle United Way House Clewiston Public Library A prime goal of the free service is to help tax payers who qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and other similar credits to receive them. A large number of taxpayers who could qualify for the EITC do not claim the credit. The first year (2008 tax year) of the CredAbility and United Way tax service partnership generated about $277,000 dollars in refunds for residents of Lee and Hendry counties. For the 2010 tax year, the program returned $1.8 million, and for the 2011 tax year over $2.2 million was returned to the community. This is approximately a 20 percent increase over the previous year. For more information, call the United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades at 433-2000 or visit www.unitedwaylee.org. A VITA volunteer with a clientFort Myers Beach Community Pool Offers Movie NightCome enjoy a movie night with the family at the Fort Myers Beach Community Pool. Relax on one of our many lounge chairs or bring an inflatable raft and float around while watching one of our selected family movies. Doors for the movie will open at 6 p.m. and the movie will start at dusk. Price of admission is $4 for adults, $2 for children or $8 for a family of four. The following films will be screened: May 25 Happy Feet 2 June 22 Kung Fu Panda 2 July 20 The Adventures of Tintin For more information, call 765-4222. Master Swim Program The Master Swim program is for anyone over 16 years old and can swim at least 25 yards freestyle. Learn to swim longer, stronger and faster. Get in shape and stay in shape. Target participants include triathletes, seniors training for Senior Games, fitness swimmers, college swimmers coming home for the summer, individuals wanting to get scuba certified, and high school students off for the summer. Classes will begin in June. The program will be every Tuesday and Thursday from 6 to 7 p.m. and Wednesday from 7 to 8 a.m. Cost is $40 per month for non-members and $32 per month for Bay Oaks members, or an $8 drop in fee. Swim Lessons The next session of Saturday swim lessons starts on June 2 and takes place every Saturday until July 7. Weekday swim lessons start on June 4 and takes place every Monday through Thursday for two weeks. The cost of swim lessons is $30 per participant, of which half of that cost is paid for by the Fort Myers Beach Kiwanis Club. For more information or to register for swim lessons, call 463-5759 or come to the Fort Myers Beach Community Pool. June Dinner Meeting Of Lee Republican Women FederatedOn 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. 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


THE RIVER MAY 25, 20128 Along The RiverOn Friday, May 25 and Saturday, May 26, Carmine at The Sandy Butler Market will show you how to take your cheese platters and kick them up a notch by adding tasty crackers during fun and informative classes. The 30-minute sessions start at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and cost $10 per person. Receive a $10 voucher good toward any purchase in the market or Shoals Restaurant & Wine Bar next door. Seating is limited, so call 482-6765 ext. 2 for reservations or go online at www. sandybutler.com. On Tuesday, May 29, Shoals Restaurant & Wine Bar is hosting a three-course tasting dinner paired with Italian wines beginning at 7 p.m. The cost is $40 per person. All wines served at the dinner can be purchased next door at The Sandy Butler Market. First course: grilled swordfish salad with mixed greens, red onion, cherry tomatoes, capers and extra virgin olive oil paired with Chimera Villamedoro; Second course: rigatoni lamb ragout paired with Nilo Barbera; and Third course: pork osso buco served with saffron risotto paired with Ruffino il Ducale Toscana. Reservations are suggested by calling 482-6765 ext. 1 or going to www.shoalswinebar.com. The Sandy Butler Market and Shoals Restaurant & Wine Bar are located at 17650 San Carlos Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach. Both are open seven days per week from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. On Saturday, May 26, join Fort Myers car enthusiasts at the Downtown Car Cruise-In. Held on the fourth Saturday of every month, the event features vintage, modern, and unique cars from 5 to 8 p.m. For more information, call 1-855-RDA-EVENTS (732-3836). While downtown, enjoy Chinese and Japanese cuisine at Ichiban, located in the mosaic-tiled Post Office Arcade. A local favorite, the restaurant offers its customers the perfect balance of great quality and affordable prices. Ichiban has been family owned and operated for eight years and its enduring popularity is a testament to its exceptional, friendly service. Sit at Ichibans sushi bar and enjoy sashimi along with other favorites like the California roll, spicy tuna roll and green dragon roll. Sip a little hot sake while watching the chefs expertly prepare sushi art. If you prefer, select a table inside the restaurant or outside in the roofed-in gallery. Ichiban also offers a wide array of hot Chinese lunch and dinner combo specials and Japanese Bento boxes. Just need a quick late-night snack? Order the sweet and smoky BBQ ribs or fried shrimp appetizer, best enjoyed with an ice-cold Kirin Ichiban beer. Ichiban is located at 1520 Broadway, downtown Fort Myers, in the historic Post Office Arcade. Hours are Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 9 p.m. Free delivery is available within the River District. For more information, call 334-6991. Yo Ho Ho, its the pirates life for me! Do you think pirates are just for kids? Think again. Now you can spend the evening with Captain Jack, Pickpocket Pete, Everlynn Gray and the rest of the crew for the all new adults only Friday Night Pirate Party on the Pieces of Eight. The cruise leaves the dock every Friday at 7:30 p.m. and will feature a fun interactive show that includes a boatload of pirate shenanigans. Tickets are only $20 and cruisers will receive a complimentary Painkiller rum cocktail upon boarding the ship. The ship also has a full bar and snacks available on board. The entire cruise takes about 90 minutes beginning at Salt Sams Marina going through the back bay and out to the Gulf of Mexico just off of Fort Myers Beach. From a local standpoint, the cruise offers a fun way to spend a Friday night with friends. For visitors it offers a unique cruising experience only to be found at Fort Myers Beach. The whole experience is one that you wont forget. Salty Sams Marina is located at 2500 Main Street, Fort Myers Beach. Call 7657272 or go to www.piecesofeight.com. Make your reservations now for The Sandy Butlers cheese and wine classes Spicy tuna roll and vegetable roll at Ichiban in the historic downtown River District Please visit our River Weekly News online advertisers at www.islandsunnews.com. You can click through to their Web sites for more information about real estate, shopping, restaurants and services. Just click on the logos surrounding the front page. Calusa Blueway Photo ContestLee County Parks & Recreation has launched its fifth annual Calusa Blueway Photo Contest for boaters, kayakers and nature enthusiasts. Entries can be submitted from now until October, with prizes awarded at the annual Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival in November. Categories include: People on the trail (people enjoying the waterways, trails and outdoors) Wildlife on the Blueway trail (flora, fauna and landscapes) Signs along the blueway trail (Calusa Blueway markers and others that waterlovers encounter) Prizes for top category winners will come from sponsors Fort Myers-based Harmon Photographers as well as ABC Framing, a Lehigh Acres-based mobileframing business. First-place winners will receive an enlarged, matted and framed version of their photos. Winning entries also may be published in magazines, newspapers and online products. Selected entries may be featured on several websites, including the blueway site, www.calusablueway.com, the festival site, www.calusabluewaypaddlingfestival. com, and on the festivals Facebook page. New this year, the photo contest reception will be combined with the Thursday evening kickoff event at the Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival. Winners and runners-up will be recognized during the reception at the festivals signature lodging site, Residence Inn by Marriott Fort Myers-Sanibel. The festival itself will have evening events at the Residence Inn with daytime activities on the Sanibel Causeway with activities throughout Lee County. There is no entry fee. Submissions must be taken along a Lee County waterway and include a photographers name, address, phone number, e-mail address, a title and location. One entry is permitted per photographer per category; amateur photographers only, please. A model release form is available and necessary if a person in a submitted photo is identifiable. Visit www.calusabluewaypaddlingfestival.com, click on activities and then photo contest to upload pictures and complete an entry form. Deadline is October 5. Winners will be selected by a panel of judges, including Cape Coral-based award-winning journalist Rod Clarke; Josh Manring, a noted Naples-based world traveler with five published photographic books; and Fort Myers native Mark Renz, an avid expedition explorer, photographer and author. The Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail is 190 miles long and is marked by easily identifiable trail signs. The trail also is mapped out with Global Positioning System coordinates. Order free maps online at www.calusablueway.com. Dates for this years festival are November 1 to 4. More details are available at www.calusabluewaypaddlingfestival.com. Send your editorial copy to:press@riverweekly.com


9 THE RIVER MAY 25, 2012 From page 1Morning MeanderParticipants are requested to arrive a few minutes after 8 a.m. for a brief introduction and to sign waivers. Tours start promptly at 8:30 a.m. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress to be outside. Participants should bring water, sunscreen and binoculars. Lakes Regional Park is located at 7330 Gladiolus Drive in Fort Myers. Meet at Shelter A7. Enter Lakes Park gate from Gladiolus, then turn right. Drive to the end of the road, continue through the parking lot. Shelter A7 is located near the Lakes Park Train Station. This tour is provided in cooperation with Lee County Parks and Recreation. It is offered for free with paid parking. Parking is $1 per hour or $5 for all day. For more information, call 533-7580 or 533-7576, or visit www.birdpatrol.org. Lee County Genealogical Society Summer PicnicJuly 19, 2012RESERVATIONS REQUIREDFLORIDA RAILROAD STORIESMatt JohnsonDirector Southwest Florida Museum of History and General Manager of the Imaginarium will speak about the early history of railroads in Florida. Routes they traveled, what they hauled and if theyre still in operation today.btnffrn tbbntttntbtbtbn ff!b"#$fbbt btn frrftrrftfrrtrtrfbr !" #$%&tr'()rtr*f+ftr'fb'r'rnt %tn f&'f' (b#t!bnbn)bnnb ,r-+'$r.'r/'n'(f+'t"+nr-+nf)r '+f+tr+rr$*rr''frbntfrfr"'r +b'b&'b$'++rrr&"6rfr')Tj 0 Tc -28.462 15.154 Td (98888888888888888888888 6''ft)43( ff:bb+r; 288888888888888888888888888 +rr$r+&<=r'f,$> 98888888888888888888888 6''ft)43( ff:bb+r; 288888888888888888888888888 +rr$r+&<=r'f,$> Shell Museum Blue Star ProgramThe Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum announced the launch of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 1,500 museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2012. Leadership support has been provided by MetLife Foundation through Blue Star Families. The complete list of participating museums is available at www.arts. gov/bluestarmuseums. I believe that welcoming our men and women in uniform and their families through the Blue Star program is one way to recognize their dedication and all the hard work they do on behalf of the country. We are pleased and honored to host the American military at the Shell Museum, said Dr. Jos H. Leal, director/curator for The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum. The shell museum officially launched the program on May 22. Through Blue Star Museums, the arts community is extending a special invitation to military families to enjoy over 1,500 museums this summer, said NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman. This is both an opportunity to thank military families for their service and sacrifice, as well as a chance to create connections between museums and these families that will continue throughout the year. Especially for families with limited time together, those on a limited budget, and ones that have to relocate frequently, Blue Star Museums offers an opportunity to enjoy one another and become more fully integrated into a community. As we enter the third consecutive year of the Blue Star Museums program, we are happy to provide an opportunity for our nations service members and their families to connect with our national treasures, said Blue Star Families CEO Kathy Roth-Douquet. Through this distinctive collaboration between Blue Star Families, the National Endowment for the Arts and more than 1,500 museums across the United States, military families have an unparalleled opportunity to visit some of the countrys finest museums for free. Some special or limited-time museum exhibits may not be included in this free admission program. For questions on particular exhibits or museums, contact the museum directly. To find out which museums are participating, visit www.arts.gov/ bluestarmuseums. The site includes a list of participating museums and a map to help with visit planning. From page 3Memorial Dayhonors those veterans who have made the ultimate sacrifice, the community asked to stay and join Post #192 in a FREE Welcome to Summer hot dog and hamburger cookout. The event will take place at the American Legion Post #192, located at 3130 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Fort Myers Florida, 33916


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 25, 201210


11 THE RIVER MAY 25, 2012 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. $5,000 From Community Foundation To Aid Meals Program For ChildrenThe Harry Chapin Food Bank received a $5,000 donation from the Southwest Florida Community Foundation for arts and activities to accompany the USDAs Summer Food Service Program in Glades County this summer. The Harry Chapin Food Bank and more than 15 partner agencies in Glades County are partnering to provide meals to 150 children this summer. Along with a nutritious lunch four days a week for nine weeks these children will also now enjoy fun and informative arts and activities. Activities include, but are not limited to, meeting Trouper the blind raccoon and learning about and practicing photography. Last year, the Summer Food Service Program ran in all Florida counties except for Glades. According to FRAC, the Food Research and Action Centers Hunger Doesnt Take A Summer Vacation: Summer Nutrition Status Report 2011, only one in seven of the low income students who depended on the National School Lunch Program during the 2009-2010 school year had access to summer meals in 2010. Feeding America, the nations largest hunger relief network says that while 17 million children rely on the National School Lunch Program, only about two million of those children participate in the Summer Food Service Program. For children in Glades County this summer, that statistic is no longer their reality. For more information, contact Danielle Hardre at the Harry Chapin Food Bank at 334-7007 ext. 134 or daniellehardre@harrychapinfoodbank.org. Letter Carrier Food Drive Has Mixed ResultsResidents in both Lee and Collier counties participated in the 20th annual National Letter Carrier Food Drive on May 12. The Stamp Out Hunger one-day food collection totals show Lee County as receiving 297,532 pounds of food and Collier County receiving 269,340 pounds. The Harry Chapin Food Bank, along with other agencies, receives the food in Lee County; in Collier County, the food goes to Collier Harvest. The weight amounts represent a 27 percent decrease in Lee County contributions from last years 408,300 pounds, but Collier Countys total represents 10,000 pounds over last year. Postal officials and Harry Chapin Food Bank representatives attribute the reduction in donations to the declining economic conditions; those who contributed last year are now in need of food assistance themselves. All food collected in the food drive will be distributed to participating agencies at no cost. In addition, Lee County received $400 in cash contributions. Last year the amount was $2,054. For each dollar contributed, the Harry Chapin Food Bank can purchase $6 worth of food. Lee County had 372 Harry Chapin Food Bank volunteers who made a preliminary sort of the food at eight collection points. There were 150 postal service volunteers who assisted letter carriers in collecting food from the various routes. Those who were not able to participate in Saturdays food drive may still do so by taking nonperishable food items to any post office or Uncle Bobs Storage locations. Checks can also be made payable to the Harry Chapin Food Bank and sent to 3760 Fowler Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901. From page 1Vocalists To Sing At June Art WalkDaigle, 16, was a winner in the Contemporary Voice/Musical Theatre category at the 2011 Young Artists Awards competition and is a senior at North Fort Myers High School. The Young Artists Awards, beginning its 10th year of programming, is a notfor-profit education, performance, audition and scholarship program for students from throughout Southwest Florida. The organization is also a monthly partner with Art Walk. The Art of the Olympians Museum & Gallery is located at 1300 Hendry Street, Fort Myers in the downtown River District. The performance is free and open to the public. For more information on the Young Artists Awards, visit www.youngartistsawards.org or search Young Artists Awards on Facebook.


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This annual six-week long single day fishing event is becoming more controversial than ever with claims that jig fishing participants in the tournaments are snagging fish and doing long-term damage to our most prized local fishery. This catch and release high dollar televised event on one hand brings lots of anglers and money to our area to tarpon fish yet on the other hand is damaging tarpon stocks. Boca Grande has been a staging area for huge concentrations of tarpon for millions of years before they move offshore out to the loop current to spawn. The biggest tarpon caught in the pass are spawning females. The majority of tarpon found in the pass are average size 100-pound males that follow the big breeding females. This pass has two functions in a tarpons long life span; to eat and to mate. Tarpon are a very slow growing fish, living to a estimated 75 years plus. When a big fish over 150 pounds usually a spawning female is landed in the PTTS, it is lip gaffed, towed in to a weigh station, lifted out of the water and stressed out all for television. Most of the boats in the tournament are sponsored and are looking for TV time to get their sponsers name on national TV. This is the only tarpon tournament in the pass that involves gaffing and weighing fish, all other pass tournaments are judged and won on most releases. Since the introduction of the break-away jigs in the early s, tarpon fishing in Boca Grande Pass changed forever. Boca Grande Pass is the only place that these break-away jigs are used to catch tarpon. The pass has such large concentrations of tarpon that when the jigs are dropped down into the huge tightly packed schools of fish, the line will wrap on the fish then pull tight snagging the jig on the outside of the mouth and gill plates. The PTTS is the only tournament held in the pass where the jig is the most widely used method of fishing. Since the beginning of tarpon fishing in the late 1800s, live bait drift fishing was always the preferred method to catch tarpon in the pass. Boats would keep a reasonable distance from each other and drift through the holes where the tarpon stack up in waiting for a bite. A fish would eat the bait and you would be hooked up. Once anglers started using the jig method, outboard boats started running up on the highest concentrations of fish and dropping the jigs straight down. This basically ruined it for the local guides who had live bait fished for generations. This jig method of aggressive fishing makes great TV but is simply not good for the long-term tarpon fishery. If you have ever been to Boca Grande Pass during tarpon season, you know what I am talking about; a hundred or more boats will all be rub rail to rub rail then all pick up and run to where the fish pop up or show up on the sonar. Most of the guides that fish the pass are from out of town and come to Boca Grande every year to simply make the money. Its not their back yard like it is ours and most of them do not take care of it like the local Boca Grande native guides have for more than 100 years. The debate on jig fishing Boca Grande has been going on for more than 20 years and will no doubt continue. Seeing so many boats in the pass is a spectacle and does make for great TV and the bottom line, money. In my personal opinion, I would much prefer to fish tarpon just about anywhere else. My idea of a good time on the water does not include angry boat raging captains all around me, tangled lines, crowds, excessive outboard motor fumes and fish jumping into boats. Although the live bait guides that have fished the pass for generations will probably never have that fishery completely back, lets do everything we can to help the tarpon stocks that helped make our little place in paradise what it is today. Capt. Matt Mitchell has been fishing local waters since he moved to Sanibel in 1980. He now lives in St. James City and works as a back country fishing guide. If you have comments or questions email captmattmitchell@aol.com. Send Us Your Fish TalesThe River Weekly would like to hear from anglers about their catches. Send us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of catch, species and weight, and include photographs with identification. Drop them at the River Weekly, 1609 Hendry Street, Suite 15, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, or email to press@riverweekly.com. 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13 THE RIVER MAY 25, 2012 CROW Case Of The Week: Baby Release Sights Neededby Patricia MolloyImagine watching energetic otters frolicking in and around your pond or seeing a male osprey sky-dancing above its treetop nest on your property. W ith the summer approaching, the clinic has a large number of healthy babies ready for release, but not enough locations to which they can legally be released. Most of the babies raised at the clinic from babyhood do not need to be returned to the exact location in which they were found, since they were too young to have established a territory. Off island is where space is most needed, as 85 percent of CROWs patients come from across the Sanibel Causeway. The clinic currently has a few birds and many turtles, squirrels, rabbits, opossums, raccoons and otters that are ready to be returned to the wild. Only a certain amount of animals can be released on one property in order to avoid infestation and over-population. With otters, for example, approximately six will be set free together at one site; the location cannot be used again by CROW for a minimum of three years. If anyone has private property with a lot of land and would be interested in having wild mammals, birds or turtles released on it, call CROW. The clinic will review the set of guidelines with property owners to determine if their place is suitable. Some of the questions include: Is the property wooded? Is there a pond? Is it safe from free-roaming dogs? Be a good steward of the environment and help CROW in its efforts to find a safe haven for our precious native wildlife. CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from the Gulf Coast of Florida. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to PO Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit: www.crowclinic. org. This baby osprey was brought into CROW in April and will be ready for release soon Otters are playful and intelligent Many young raccoons are ready for release 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 h as 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 3395 7 P lease write X-Ra y Machine on the reference line of y our check ( 239 ) 472-3644 ext. 22 8 www.crowc li n i c.org $ 8 100


THE RIVER MAY 25, 201214 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 w ww.SeabreezeN u rseries.com ( 239) 5 60-1422 Discover the next generation of money-saving plants & trees Landsca pe Consultation. Visit ou r website for details. Palms, bromeliads, crotons, buttery bushes, natives & more Plant SmartGreen Antelopehorn by Gerri ReavesGreen antelopehorns (Asclepias viridis) clusters of purple-hooded green flowers make a striking addition to a butterfly or natural garden. A member of the milkweed family, this flower is also called green milkweed. The word viridis in the Latin name refers to its green color. Like other milkweeds, green antelopehorn plays a vital role in the survival of the queen and monarch butterflies. The clusters, or umbels, are comprised of small five-petaled flowers, each with five purplish or rosy white stamens. As the name implies, the cluster takes the form of an umbrella, with all flower stalks arising from a common point. The wildflower can reach up to two feet tall. Narrow leaves of three to five inches long appear on stems that can be erect or sprawling. The yellow or bright pink leaf midveins add a dramatic color contrast. This native wildflower prefers full sun and well-drained limestone soil. It is very drought-tolerant but not salt-tolerant. In South Florida, it blooms from late winter into early fall. In the wild, it occurs in sandy pinelands, including Floridas pine rocklands, habitat largely destroyed or drastically altered because its relative elevation and dryness made it good for development. Being poisonous to cattle helps the plant persist in the wild. The wind disperses the seeds from the pods. Sources: Everglades Wildflowers by Roger L. Hammer, plants.usda.gov, and regionalconservation.org. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. Green antelopehorn, also called green milkweed, is a larval host and nectar plant for queen and monarch butterflies photo by Gerri Reaves From page 1Water Quality Improved water quality for the Caloosahatchee River; Increased water storage; Enhanced wildlife habitat; Additional recreational opportunities, including hiking and wildlife viewing. The project is a part of the Caloosahatchee River Watershed Protection Plan. Developed by a variety of public and private interests, the watershed protection plan involves the evaluation of various alternatives using best available tools and scientific information to identify science-based and technologically feasible options for improving ecosystem health in the Caloosahatchee River. To date, approximately $31.4 million in State and SFWMD funds have been invested to implement protection plan activities and projects. In addition, $100 million has been invested toward the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) Caloosahatchee River (C-43) West Basin Reservoir project. Moving forward, the Governing Board has committed $19 million over the next five years for water storage and treatment within the Caloosahatchee watershed. Several projects are now under way. The Powell Creek Preserve Filter Marsh builds on the longstanding partnership between the District and Lee County. In 2011, the SFWMD partnered with the county to restore Lakes Park to benefit water quality and natural systems in the Estero Bay watershed. The ongoing project entails construction of 40 acres of filter marsh connecting the east lake to the west lake, resulting in a flow-way that reduces nutrients, improves oxygen content and enhances conditions for native wildlife. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


15 THE RIVER MAY 25, 2012 Caring For Your PlantsCorrect Way To Plant Palm Treesby Justen DobbsMany people see beautiful palm trees and hardwoods around Fort Myers and arent quite sure where or how they are grown. It is actually quite easy to grow trees yourself. Palm trees are the easiest because they can be grown from seed. Every palm produces a flowering system which, once pollinated, develops into a cluster which contain seeds. These seeds can be sprouted into juvenile plants and then grown up to full-sized trees all it takes is sunlight, water, and time. Hardwood trees are a little more difficult because many of them are grown by air-layering, grafting, and tissue culture methods. This is best left to the commercial grower because it is a bit more involved and requires some special equipment in some cases. If you see a tree around town that you like, park your car near it and then walk up to it (make sure youre not trespassing without permission from the home or business owner). If you look into the trees crown of leaves, you may see seed clusters or seed pods on it if its the right time of year. If so, look at the ground underneath the tree and try to find some seeds or pods that have fallen. If you do find some seeds, squeeze them with your fingers to make sure that they are ripe (you may need to remove the outer fruit if any). If the seed seems ripe, collect a few (again, with the owners permission), and bring them home. Seeds from palm trees can be planted about one-half to one-inch deep in standard potting soil, or sandy soil from your yard. Plant them in a container that has holes on the bottom for water drainage. Then, water the soil and place the container in a sunny location. Check the soil every day or so to make sure it is moist (but not wet). Most palm seeds sprout into seedlings in about two to six weeks. These seedlings will not look anything like the mature palm at first, so you will have to plant them in their own containers and grow them up for a few years before you have an actual palm tree. Seeds from hardwood trees can be sewn in moist paper towel and sealed in a zip locking bag. Keep the bag near a window and check it often for fungus or mold growth. It is best to heat the moist paper towel and zip locking bag in your microwave for 30 seconds or so to kill any fungus or mold before sewing the seeds in it. After a few weeks, the seeds should push out their first root or leaf (as long as they were mature when you collected them. IImmature seeds will not survive the crush test and will be hollow). Then, remove the sprouted seeds and plant them in potting soil near the surface. Keep the soil moist and in filtered sun while the little sapling begins to grow. Dobbs is a landscape architect in south Florida specializing in custom, upscale landscapes. He can be reached at seabreezenurseries@gmail.com. Cabbage palms (Sabal palmetto) produce thousands of small brown seeds per year Juvenile trees have simple leaves when young. These juveniles are large enough to separate and pot up FWC Reminds Boaters To Boat Smart And SafelyBecause Memorial Day weekend, which kicks off summer activities, is right around the corner, the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reminds all boaters in Florida to rededicate themselves to boating safely.Florida is a great place to enjoy boating year-round, said Col. Jim Brown, director of the FWCs Division of Law Enforcement. That weekend marks the unofficial beginning of summer and means even more people will be out on the water. National Safe Boating Week (May 19 to 25) also presents an opportunity to emphasize the importance of remaining safe while boating.Memorial Day weekend is May 26 to 28.The safe-boating effort is timely, as 10 people have already lost their lives this year due to boating accidents. We want to reach out to as many boaters as we can to help them understand that most boating accidents are preventable, Brown said. FWC officers are committed to keeping people as safe as possible, but we need your help. The FWC reminds boaters to enjoy their time on the water by remembering a few safety precautions, such as remaining alert while operating a boat, wearing a life jacket at all times and designating a sober boat operator. According to the FWC, inattentiveness of the operator often contributes to boating accidents, and statistics show that more than 64 percent of the 66 boatingrelated deaths confirmed last year were attributed to drowning. 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THE RIVER MAY 25, 201216 Sheer Enchantment At Broadway Palmby Di SaggauThe magic of Rogers and Hammersteins Cinderella is delighting audiences at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. Its a show for all ages, with wonderful talent, exceptional choreography, beautiful sets, glorious costumes and unforgettable songs. The show opens with the Herald, played by John Ramsey, one of my favorite actors, announcing by song that The Prince Is Giving a Ball. The towns people join in and its a great way of telling theater goers that they are in for a terrific show. Next we meet Cinderella (Adrienne Griffiths), her wicked stepmother (Kathi Osborne), and her two daughters Portia (Shannon Connolly) and Joy (Amy Marie McCleary.) Osborne, Connolly and McCleary look like they stepped out of a comic book. Their outrageous costumes and wigs are a hoot and they handle their roles with enthusiastic hilarity. Griffiths has a lovely voice as we first hear when she sings In My Own Little Corner. I forgot how familiar I was with the songs in the show. Lovely to hear them again. Prince Christopher is played by Adam Clough. Hes a handsome chap with a voice to match. Its a treat to hear him with Griffiths as they sing Do I Love You Because Youre Beautiful? They make beautiful music together and separately. Paul Crane and Jennie Hollander have fun with their roles as king and queen. Regina Harbour is splendid in her role as Fairy Godmother. The show is directed by Paul Bernier, who has a ton of credits behind his name. The same can be said for choreographer Amy Marie McCleary. If anyone had asked, Will the real Cinderella please stand up, there no doubt would have been several little girls, beautifully coiffed and dressed, who would have raised their dainty hands. They looked like they were ready to go to the ball and dance all night with the prince. The entire family will enjoy entering the melodic kingdom of Cinderella. It plays through June 23 at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. Tickets 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. Kathi Osborne, Amy Marie McCleary and Shannon Connolly Adrienne Griffiths and Adam Clough Oscar Nominated Documentary To Be ScreenedDr. Lewis and Cathy Robinson are offering the community an opportunity to view the film Gasland, and talk about some of the controversial issues it raises, at the Alliance for the Arts on Tuesday, May 29. The screening begins in the Foulds Theatre at 7 p.m. and will be followed by a reception and discussion period. There is a $5 suggested donation. Released in 2010 by filmmaker Josh Fox, the Oscar nominated documentary Gasland has drawn attention to the impacts of the domestic natural gas boom thats swept across the United States in recent years, and has helped bring the term fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, into the public sphere. For more about Gasland, visit gaslandthemovie.com. Dr. Lewis Robinson is a retired physician and candidate for Lee Memorial Health System board of directors. He lives in Fort Myers. The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Our email address is press@riverweekly.com SBDAC Presents Obie AwardWinning PlayThe Sidney & Berne Davis Arts Center presents Mud, a play by Cuban-American playwright Mara Irene Forns, which will run through May 27 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 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 Rivera as Lloyd and Jim Brock as Henry, Mud is a study of desolation, 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 Arts Center ticket office or online at www. sbdac.com. The Sidney & Berne Davis Arts Center is located at 2301 First Street in downtown Fort Myers. English Country Dance LessonsLearn the social dances of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries at Wa-Ke Hatchee Recreation Center. Classes are on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Beginners are welcome and partners are not necessary. Dress is casual. Wear flat shoes with non-slip soles. Lessons are free after a one-time payment of $10 which covers lifetime membership to Wa-Ke Hatchee Recreation Center. To sign up, contact Gillian Carney at 603-9828 or email fortmyersdancers@ hotmail.com. Wa-Ke Hatchee Recreation Center is at 16760 Bass Road in Fort Myers. To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


THE RIVER MAY 25, 201218 A Survivor Of Two Plane Crashes That Killed His Entire Family, Austin Hatch Plans To Play College Hoopsby Ed FrankToo often, those of us who follow sports and write about sports become too occupied with the mainline stories of millionaire athletes and billionaire team owners, not to mention the almost daily foibles of players running afoul of the law. But the following is a gut-wrenching story about a young basketball player who survived two airplane crashes the first that killed his mother, sister and brother, and the second that took the lives of his father and stepmother. Just 16 years old when he miraculously survived the second crash last year, Austin Hatch of Fort Wayne, Indiana announced recently that he plans to play basketball at the University of Michigan next year. And while Michigan coach John Beilein cannot discuss the matter until the youngster signs a letter of intent this fall, apparently the school will offer Hatch a full scholarship despite the fact that he is still recovering from a serious head injury as a result of the accident. Hatch was a star player at Canterbury High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana and had made a verbal commitment to Michigan before the plane crash last summer near the Charlevoix, Michigan airport that killed his father and stepmother. His father, Dr. Stephen Hatch, an anesthesiologist, was piloting the plane enroute to their summer home in northern Michigan when it crashed into a garage near the airport. A similar accident in 2003 in Indiana, again with Dr. Hatch at the controls, killed his wife and two children. Although Austin has not yet been cleared to play basketball, he recently told the Detroit Free Press that he will be on the court with the Wolverines in 2013. He trusts his doctors to tell him when he can play. The most difficult thing is just missing my biological family, because I am the only one left. I wish there was an instructional manual in how to deal with this kind of loss, he was quoted. My grandpa, Jim Hatch, is as close a thing there is to my dad and he has been very instrumental in helping me with the recovery process, he added. Whether Hatch ever becomes a star at the University of Michigan is of secondary importance to the fact that he already is hero knowing the heart break and physical pain he already has endured. Everblades Two Wins From Kelly Cup As we went to press early this week, the Florida Everblades hockey team was within two victories of its first Kelly Cup ECHL Championship. Before a near-sellout crowd of 6,822 at Germain Arena last Friday, the Everblades skated to a thrilling 4-3 overtime victory to move up two-games-to-one over the Las Vegas Wranglers in the best-of-seven series. The Kelly Cup finals resumed Tuesday and Wednesday nights at Germain, with the final two games, if necessary, moving back to Las Vegas tonight, Friday and Saturday. In the 14-year franchise history of the Everblades, this is the third time the team has played for the Kelly Cup, losing both times previously. Fourteen minutes into the overtime last Friday, Floridas Matt Marquardt ripped a wrist shot past Wrangler goalie Joe Fallon for the winning goal. The Everblades goalie, John Muse, continued his brilliant post-season play by stopping 32 of 35 shots on goal. Miracle Hoping To Reverse Fortunes It has been a disappointing 2012 season for the Fort Myers Miracle baseball team that started the week in last place in the Florida State Leagues South Division, a whopping 18 games behind the first-place St. Lucie Mets. The Miracle began the week with a 16-26 season record that included a 4-6 record in the last 10 games. A seven-game homestand this week four against the Clearwater Threshers and concluding this weekend with three against the Palm Beach Cardinals hopefully will provide the setting to launch a winning streak. The annual Memorial Day Weekend fireworks show will follow Saturday nights game at Hammond Stadium against Palm Beach. SFCA Student Signs With The SunsColton Catto, a senior at Southwest Florida Christian Academy, will be playing basketball for the Florida Christian Colleges Suns in the fall. Catto has averaged 25.4 points on the court during his senior year. While at SFCA, he scored 1,897 career points, was named 2A Player of the Year, was a Mr. Basketball finalist and scored second in the voting, was named first team all-area, is a Southwest Florida All-Star, is a FACA All-Star and a SFABC-All Star. I do not say this often; however, we are extremely fortunate to sign a player with Coltons abilities, said Suns coach Jake Deer. Coltons on-the-court accolades speak for itself; furthermore, I am most excited about all of the intangibles Colton will bring to our program. Colton is a young man with great character, a high basketball IQ, and is a team first guy. Colton signed his letter of intent on April 25 at Southwest Florida Christian Academy. Colton Catto, center, pictured with his parents after signing with the Suns Local Sailing RegattasThe Caloosahatchee Boat of the Year Series consists of eight sailing regattas throughout the year hosted by sailing clubs in the Caloosa region (Fort Myers area) including the Caloosahatchee Marching and Chowder Society (CMCS), Punta Gorda Sailing Club (PGSC) and Gulf Coast Sailing Club (GCSC). Entry is open to all sailboat racers with a valid west Florida PHRF racing certificate. To qualify for an award one must compete in a minimum of three regattas. This years eligible regattas included the Kayusa Cup (CMCS), Summerset Regatta (CMCS), the Festival of the Islands Regatta (CMCS), Commodores Cup (CMCS), Edison Gulf Regatta (CMCS) Conquistadors Cup (PGSC), Shrimp Festival Regatta (CMCS) and the Porsche Regatta (GCSC). Results for the 2011-2012 Season: In the Spinnaker Division, 14 boats competed. In first place was Forrest Banks Midnite Rider and in second place was Joel Andrews Macushla. In the Non-Spinnaker Division, 15 boats competed. In first place was Steve Romaines Air Supply and in second place was Cecil Hazens Desperado. In the Cruising Division, 25 boats competed. In first place was David Naumanns Jolly Mon; in second place was Arnie Pfalz Laura Li; and in third place was Brock Johnsons Vixen. In the Multi-Hull Division, seven boats competed. In first place was Erik Soronens Triumph. Further information on the CBOTY Series can be obtained from any of the local sailing clubs including CMCS at www.cmcs-sail.org, Fort Myers Sailing Club at www.fortmyerssailingclub.org, Gulf Coast Sailing Club and Punta Gorda Sailing Club, or directly from West Florida PHRF at www.wfphrf.org. TIF 2012 Charity Classic Pro-AmThe Immokalee Foundations 2012 Charity Classic Pro-Am golf tournament will pair two dozen of the worlds greatest golfers with Southwest Floridas most philanthropic players. The event will be held on Monday, November 12 at the Bay Colony Golf Club, 9740 Bent Grass Bend in Naples. Breakfast and golf demonstrations begin at 7:30 a.m. prior to the 9:30 a.m. shotgun start. Lunch and awards presentation immediately following the tournament The Immokalee Foundation is a nonprofit organization with a range of programs that focus on building pathways to success through college and career development, mentoring and tutoring, and opportunities for broadening experiences and life skills development.continued on page 25 A series of eight sailing regattas are coming to the area this year


19 THE RIVER MAY 25, 2012 Florida Peanut Noodles with Wild Shrimp 1 teaspoon canola oil 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, peeled finely chopped 1 tablespoon light or low-sodium soy sauce 4 teaspoons rice wine vinegar 1/2 teaspoon Asian red chili sauce 1/3 cup natural-style smooth peanut butter 1/2 cup lower-sodium chicken broth 1/2 teaspoon salt 8 ounces spaghetti or angel hair 12 ounces medium shrimp, peeled and deveined 1 red bell pepper, cored, seeded and julienned 1 cup snow peas, julienned 1/2 cup carrot, peeled and julienned Heat oil over medium-high heat in a saucepan. Add ginger and garlic; cook, stirring, 2 minutes. Add soy sauce, vinegar, chili sauce, peanut butter, broth, and salt; cook, stirring, until peanut butter dissolves. Simmer over low heat 7 minutes until thick and smooth. Meanwhile, cook pasta in salted boiling water about 7 minutes. Add shrimp; cook 3 minutes. Add bell pepper and snow peas; continue cook 1 minute longer. Drain. Season pasta with salt and pepper, arrange pasta on warm plate and top with sauce and shrimp. Yields 4 servings Look for Fresh from Florida ingredients at your grocery store. Florida Peanut Noodles with Wild Shrimp 1101 Periwinkle Way #105, Sanibel, FL 239-472-0044 www.engelvoelkers.com/Sanibel ENGEL & VLKERSFor Showings please call Isabella Rasi: 239-246-4716 South Seas ResortExquisite 2BR/2BA at Lands End. Waterviews from every room. Brand new contemporary interior.$1,299,000 www.southseasresortlandsend1637.com East End Retail CenterNewly renovated retail center with high visibility on Periwinkle toward Lighthouse beach. $1,399,000 Build A Summer Song Playlist For FreeThe Lee County Library System offers free music downloads via Freegal and you can create your favorite playlist of songs for the summer for free. Freegal Music offers access to the Sony Music Entertainment catalog with hundreds of thousands of current songs, over 100 genres of music and more than 50 record labels. From any computer, a full use library card holder can download three music selections per week from a playlist on Freegal Music. Full use card holders can keep all the songs they download forever, for free. It is so fun to create playlists for different seasons or purposes. You can make a play list with songs that will remind you of the beach or the pool or summer vacation, or you could make a list for the Fourth of July with patriotic songs, too. The themes are up to you, said Terri Crawford, deputy director of the Lee County Library System. Recordings are searchable by composer, genre, artist, song or album, subject, historical event, people, cultural group, place, time period or ensemble. Freegal lets you create playlists and even offers recommendations each week. If there is a cell phone icon next to a selection, it enables sending the track, album or playlist to a mobile device. Here is some additional information from the Freegal Music website: You will be able to keep track of your downloads in the upper right corner of the site. Every song has a sample clip you can listen to before you download. The downloads on this site are all in the MP3 format with no Digital Rights Management. This service will work with any MP3 player, including iPod, and can be loaded into iTunes. It works on both PCs and Macs. And songs that you download are yours to keep. Links to Freegal Music are available from the Lee County Library System website at www.lee-county.com/library. From the home page, look at the sidebar on the left and click on Freegal Music. Or, go directly to the Freegal website at www.freegalmusic.com/ users/sdlogin. The service requires a Lee County Library System full use library card and a PIN. For more information, call Telephone Reference at 479-INFO (4636). Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER MAY 25, 201220 Financial Focus529 Plan Helps With College Funding And Estate-Planning Considerationsby Jennifer BaseyNow that another school year is drawing to a close, your young children are a step closer to the day when theyll be heading off to college. Of course, as youre probably aware, higher education doesnt come cheap and the costs seem to continuously climb. You can help your children or even your grandchildren meet these expenses by investing in a 529 plan. And this college savings vehicle offers estate-planning benefits. As a college funding vehicle, a 529 plan offers some significant benefits. When you contribute to a 529 plan, your earnings accumulate tax free, provided they are used for qualified higher education expenses. (Keep in mind, though, that 529 plan distributions not used for qualified expenses may be subject to federal and state income tax and a 10 percent IRS penalty.) And the lifetime contribution limits for 529 plans are quite generous; while these limits vary by state, many plans allow contributions well in excess of $200,000. Plus, a 529 plan is flexible: If the child, grandchild or other beneficiary decides against college, you can transfer the unused funds to someone else, tax and penalty free. Now, lets turn to a 529 plans estate-planning benefits. If you think that you may need to reduce the size of your taxable estate, and you also want to create a legacy you may be able to enjoy during your lifetime, you may find that the 529 plan offers a solution for you. When you establish and contribute to a 529 plan, the assets leave your estate but they dont leave your control. If your named beneficiary decides against college and you dont have another family member to whom you can transfer the account or if you simply change your mind about funding the 529 plan you can get your money back at any time, although, as mentioned above, youll have to pay taxes, and possibly a 10 percent IRS penalty, on the earnings. Your contributions to a 529 plan also qualify for the $13,000 annual gift tax exclusion, so you can give large amounts each year without incurring the gift tax. In the investment world, you can find many vehicles that can help you make progress toward one goal. But its far less common to find something that may give you a boost toward two. And when the two goals are helping a child or grandchild go to college and lowering the value of your taxable estate while still maintaining control of your assets youve got an investment worth considering. So consult with your tax and financial advisors to determine if a 529 plan is right for you. And if it is, think about taking action soon, because the more years you can contribute to a 529 plan, the better the outlook for both your future student and your estate plans. Edward Jones, its employees and financial advisors are not estate planners and cannot provide tax or legal advice. You should consult your estate-planning attorney or qualified tax advisor regarding your situation. 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 St. Charles HarbourFort Myers2001 5,173 1,999,9001,850,000 1 South Seas Island ResortCaptiva1974 1,950 1,695,0001,665,000 455 Alva Alva 1999 5,256 1,600,0001,450,000 132 Cape Coral Cape Coral2005 4,262 1,499,9001,425,000 0 Jonathan HarbourFort Myers1998 4,616 1,695,0001,320,000 616 Tradewinds Sanibel1997 2,685 1,495,0001,300,000 535 Cape HarbourCape Coral2008 4,694 879,900950,000 12 Water Shadows UnrecoSanibel1981 1,480 949,000930,000 60 CasesFort Myers Beach1950 2,415 895,000895,000 9Shadow Wood At The BrooksBonita Springs2001 2,626 999,000875,000 95Courtesy of Royal Shell Real EstateTop 10 Real Estate Sales Clerk Of Court Receives AwardThe Lee County Clerk of Court (LCCoC) is the first government agency in the State of Florida to receive the Tyler Technologies Public Sector Excellence Award honoring innovation in organizational efficiency, productivity and responsiveness. Linda Doggett, Chief Operating Officer, credits our incredible team of clerks who work hard every day to help our courts run smoothly and efficiently for the Lee County citizens and judges. To improve efficiency and productivity, LCCoC began using Tylers Odyssey system in 2004 for civil cases. Since then, LCCoC expanded the system to include criminal and traffic cases as well as testing and implementing additional features available within the system. The Odyssey system manages digital images for records filed with the courts, and now LCCoC uses the system to present digital images in county criminal and some circuit criminal court sessions for judicial reference. A project is currently underway to expand this capability to all case types. This award also recognizes the efficiencies gained from transmitting images to various partner agencies including the state attorney and public defender offices, and LCCoC Recording Division. Those same digital images and case information are available via www.LeeClerk.org to other county and state agencies, plus 1,250 attorneys statewide. Through these implementations and others pursued by LCCoC, employee productivity increased and operating cost savings were realized over the last eight years. Tyler Technologies, headquartered in Plano Texas, is a leading provider of endto-end information management solutions and services for local governments. The Public Sector award was established to recognize organizations that have demonstrated excellence in best practices for developing, deploying and maintaining Tyler solutions in new and successful ways. The Organizational Efficiency Award recognizes LCCoC for leveraging document workflow features to make information more accessible in a timely manner and to be responsive to the judiciary and the citizens of Lee County. Pet Microchip ID Clinics Lee County Domestic Animal Services will hold Pet Microchip ID Clinics for dogs and cats the first Friday of every other month beginning in June. The clinics will run from 9 to 11 a.m. at the agencys veterinary clinic, 5600 Banner Drive, in Fort Myers. Only pets that are both microchipped and sterilized will qualify for reduced license fees so pet owners should take advantage of the opportunity. The cost of the microchip ID is $15 or $5 with proof of public assistance. A microchip ID is a small computer chip implanted by injection under the pets skin between the shoulder blades. When scanned, the chips unique number will identify the owner. Because microchips cannot be removed or lost like collars and tags, they are the best means to ensure your pet will be returned if lost. Owners should check with their regular veterinarian about having their pets sterilized and microchipped or have their pet microchipped at any of the LCDAS clinics held on June 1, August 3, October 5, and December 7. While microchips and sterilization are not required for pets, the county hopes to encourage more pet owners to do both by offering discounted license fees for pets that are. Just like sterilization reduces the number of pets that enter shelters, microchips reduce the amount of time pets spend in shelters because their owners can be immediately identified. Only 13 percent of pets entering Lee Countys shelter are claimed bycontinued on page 25 Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


21 THE RIVER MAY 25, 2012 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, I am very concerned that my middle school-aged children will forget a lot of what they have learned over the summer. I am most concerned about their math skills, since it was so hard for them to learn them in the first place. They hate worksheets and things like that. What else can I do to help them? Lucia F., Fort Myers Beach Lucia, You are accurate in being concerned about your children losing skills over the summer. The bad news is that almost all kids skills regress over the summer; the good news is that most kids can recoup their skills loss in 4 to 10 weeks after school resumes. The better news is that if they practice their skills across the summer vacation months there should be only minimal skill loss, if any. In general, low-income students lose around three months of grade-level equivalency during the summer months and middle-income students lose about one month of grade-level equivalency. Math is the subject where the regression is most evident for all students. There are many things you can do for and with your children to help stop the skill loss. Computer games and apps provide a good variety of math practice, but its so easy for kids to have too much screen time, especially during the summer. Some of the most interesting and just plain fun math practice ideas that I have encountered were recently published in The New York Times These activities build on current popular events that seem more entertaining for kids than traditional skill and drill work sheets. Here are a few of them: Take advantage of this years Summer Olympics by having your kids graph medal counts from their favorite events or countries. They can compare and contrast medal counts from previous Olympic games and the current games for example. The swimming events with their split second results can also yield great math practice in percentages, fractions and decimals. Baseball is a gold mine for statistics! Learn how to figure batting averages, base running averages, earned run averages and much more. Here is a great site to help you understand how to use baseball statistics for math practice: www. basic-mathematics.com/calculate-baseballstatistics.html. Have the children study themselves. They can track all sorts of personal data. Select specific quantities to record such as the time they wake up or go to sleep, time spent eating meals, doing chores, reading, how much time they spend with digital media, and even how many text messages or e-mails they send and receive. They can chart these data, figure our daily percentages for some activities, and then even compare the data across different weeks of the summer. They can create their own personal profile with this information and maybe get a better understanding of how they spend their time. Summer vacation provides an opportunity for kids to relax and spend time with family and friends. School is hard work and they do need some down time to refresh and recharge themselves. However, it wont hurt them to work on a few of these fun math activities during their vacation time to keep them on track for their next school year. 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. Fastenau Named To Deans ListPeter Fastenau was among 179 undergraduates named to the Bryan College Deans List for the spring 2012 semester. Peter, son of Jeanne Fastenau of Fort Myers, was recognized for outstanding academic achievement. Jevon Corban Graduates From Clarkson UniversityJevon R. 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It starts with the original people who settled in North America and will continue to the end of the war of 1812-1815. Each session will focus on certain parts of this history, with session one looking at the colonization, session two looking at the road to independence, and the final session detailing how the new nation emerges. Professor Kerr has been a part of our Academy of Lifelong Learning for several years now and always brings some of the most intriguing and informative presentations to our residents and the community, said Teri Kollath, manager of Academy and Volunteer Services. He always amazes us with his expansive knowledge about so many cultures and their histories. The Academy of Life Long Learning at Shell Point is a lifelong learning educational initiative for the residents of the retirement community. The Academy provides anywhere from 70 to 90 classes each semester, that encompasses a wellrounded curriculum of educational opportunities for senior adults. To learn more about Shell Point Retirement Community, visit www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-780-1131. Professor Adrian Kerr


THE RIVER MAY 25, 201222 Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida recognized its 2011-12 volunteers and teachers during an appreciation reception held on May 10 at Florida Gulf Coast University. During the 2011-12 school year, Junior Achievement recruited more than 375 volunteers to help educate youth in our community about business, economics and free enterprise. Business leaders from a wide variety of industries taught more than 5,000 hours of classes in 90 schools in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties. It was our honor to bring together so many of our volunteers and teachers to simply say, thank you, said Anne Frazier, president and Chief Executive Officer of Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida. Our Junior Achievement volunteers directly impacted more than 11,000 students this past year by bringing real-life experiences to our classrooms. We are grateful for their donation of time and talent. During the reception, the following individuals and businesses were recognized for their specific involvement: Key Classroom Business Partners: IberiaBank with 15 classes taught, Rasmussen College with 13 classes taught and Fifth Third Bank with nine classes taught Collier County Volunteer of the Year: Joni Blanchard, Human Resources Consultant at Case Benefit Consultants, LLC Lee County Volunteer of the Year: Cary Kleinfield, senior vice president, investments at The Kleinfield Wealth Management Group of Raymond James Teacher of the Year Collier County: Denise Brown, Immokalee High School Teacher of the Year Lee County: Janet Sherlin, Cypress Lake Middle School Rookie Volunteer of the Year Collier County: David Crisp, CEO of WooHoo Foods Rookie Volunteer of the Year Lee County: Melissa Vaughn, vice president/ branch manager at IberiaBank Junior Over Achiever of the Year Collier County: Al Kozel, retired, former vice president for Detroit Diesel Corporation Junior Over Achiever of the Year Lee County: Michael SchneiderChristians, owner at Cape Coral Insurance Group, LLC and broker at Century 21 Sunbelt Realty, Inc. For more information about volunteering with Junior Achievement, contact Brittany Dixon, program manager for Collier and South Lee Counties at bdixon@jaswfl.org or Cecilia St. Arnold, program director for Lee and Charlotte Counties at cstarnold@jaswfl.org. For more information about Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida, contact Anne Frazier at 225-2590 or info@ jaswfl.org. The organizations website is www.JASWFL.org. Fifth Third Bank, Salvation Army Fighting HungerFifth Third Banks South Florida affiliate is spearheading a third annual food drive that aims to collect 5,300 pounds of non-perishable food by the end of May. The drive, called Fight Hunger Feed Dreams, benefits the Salvation Army and its partner food banks. To make a donation, stop by any local Fifth Third banking center (you can visit 53.com for locations). Urgently needed items include canned fruit, peanut butter, boxed cereal, canned meats and beans. Junior Achievement recognized IberiaBank as a key business partner for 2011-12 Junior Achievement Of SWFL Honors 2011-12 Volunteers And Teachers Indispensable Advice from Dr. Dave Get your copy of Dr. Daves Book at Sanibel Island Books and Gifts,1571 Periwinkle Way 472-5223 Joni Blanchard, human resources consultant at Case Benefit Consultants, LLC, accepts the Collier County Volunteer of the Year award from Junior Achievements Brittany Dixon Cary Kleinfield, senior vice president, investments at The Kleinfield Wealth Management Group of Raymond James, receives the Lee County Volunteer of the Year award from Junior Achievements Cecilia St. Arnold Denise Brown of Immokalee High School accepts the Teacher of the Year Collier County award from Junior Achievements Brittany Dixon Janet Sherlin of Cypress Lake Middle School is named Teacher of the Year Lee County and is recognized by Junior Achievements Cecilia St. Arnold To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


23 THE RIVER MAY 25, 2012Dr. DaveAll About Herniasby Dr. Dave HepburnI went to a Scottish Highland Games in that grand duchy of Scotland known as Enumclaw, Washington. Its easy to spot the Scottish festival by the excessively long ticket lines created by heated negotiations of the entrance fee by each and every patron. Lasses and laddies pranced and flinged about on their delicate wee toes, real men sported kilts, real women and a fellow named Gordon sported Official Kilt Inspector T-shirts. Gathering of the clans, eating of the official oatmeal, parading of the dogs, blaring of the pipes and drums (named after the parts of the lungs and ears which no longer function as God meant them to in those who use such instruments). Turns out that the best band in the entire Scottish realm is none other than Simon Fraser University of Burnaby, British Columbia. The games portion included tossing the haggis, the hammer throw and the intriguing caber toss. A caber looks like a telephone pole on steroids, much I suspect like those who toss them. They lift the caber up, try to balance it and then with a mighty heave that would make Robert the Bruce pop his porridge, toss the caber up in the air and hope it lands on the opposite end and then falls over on one of the other competitors. Now what others didnt notice, but I did being the consummate medical professional was the hernias that these caber tossers were experiencing, judging by the sudden inflation of the front of their kilts as they grimaced and clutched their wee sporrans. Hernias were/are the bread and butter of surgeons or at least the bread part, as they make a lot of it fixing weekend caber tossers. Hernias come in all sizes and sorts and can involve places like the stomach, the groin and, of course, the attractive belly button bulge. A hernia is simply a weakness of a wall that allows something behind it to squeeze out part way; a piece of fat, a piece of bowel, Sigourney Weaver. Twenty million groin (inguinal) hernias are repaired each year worldwide. In fact, the widening of the worlds waistline is one reason, along with pregnancy and age that supportive muscles deteriorate and allow hernias to develop. Males get more hernias than females by 7:1, usually while operating the freakin dill pickle jar or playing pick-up cabers in the back yard. The main problem with hernia bulges, besides ruining your Lulu Lemons, is that a piece of bowel can get caught in the hernia and twist on itself or get pinched off, conditions known as strangulation and incarceration (sort of what happened to my Uncle Jake). But the main problem with surgery is the postoperative pain that, in some patients, can last for months. Some doctors feel they should all be fixed before they get larger and harder to repair; others only if they currently cause discomfort. In children, all groin hernias should be considered for surgical repair, but the umbilical (navel) outies never need to be fixed before the age of two. By age five, if they still have a large outie, then they might need a repair as the psychological scar of having classmates using their belly button to play horseshoes will last at least until snack time. Many adults with umbilical hernias like to get them fixed so they can waddle right back onto the beach, swinging those love handles to and fro with abandon. Most hernias are fixed with a strong mesh device that doubles as a broccoli filter. It should stay strong and in fact is guaranteed to stay fixed though the warranty is void should you travel to Scotland. 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. VPK Program At Three LocationsLee Memorial Health System Child Development Centers offer the Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten program (VPK), which is a free program for all children who turn age 4 before September 1, 2012. The program is designed to teach children the skills they need to know and be able to do to be ready for kindergarten, and to provide opportunities for children to practice their skills in an active learning environment. The environment is set up where children thrive and each childs learning is supported in developmentally appropriate ways. The VPK program will run from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday beginning on August 13. Wraparound care is available for an additional fee. The three local Child Development Centers are located at: Cape Coral Hospital (License #C20LE7563) 636 DelPrado Blvd. in Cape Coral, 772-4311 Lee Memorial Hospital (License continued on page 25 Dean W. 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THE RIVER MAY 25, 201224 DID YOU KNOW PUZZLE ANSWERS My Stars FOR WEEK OF MAY 28, 2012ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You might have to turn your Arian charm up a few degrees if you hope to persuade that persistent pessimist to see the possibilities in your project. Whatever you do, dont give up. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A tip about a co-workers betrayal might well raise the Bovines rage levels. But before charging into a confrontation, let an unbiased colleague do some fact checking. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Although a relationship still seems to be moving too slowly to suit your expectations, its best not to push it. Let it develop at its own pace. Youll soon get news about a workplace change. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A continually changing personal situation makes you feel as if youre riding an emotional roller coaster. But hold on tight; stability starts to set in early next week. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Believe it or not, someone might dare to say No! to the Regal Ones suggestion. But instead of being miffed, use this rebuff to recheck the proposition and, perhaps, make some changes. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) You might find it difficult to make a decision about a family matter. But delay can only lead to more problems. Seek out trusted counsel and then make that important decision. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Concentrate your focus on what needs to be done, and avoid frittering away your energies on less-important pursuits. Therell be time later for fun and games. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Although the conflicts seem to be letting up, you still need to be wary of being drawn into workplace intrigues. Plan a special weekend event for family and/or friends. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Your quick wit helps you work through an already difficult situation without creating more problems. Creative aspects begin to dominate by the weeks end. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Be patient. Youll soon receive news about a project that means so much to you. Meanwhile, you might want to reconsider a suggestion you previously turned down. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) There are still some aspects about that new job offer you need to resolve. In the meantime, another possibility seems promising. Be sure to check that out as well. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Opening up your emotional floodgates could leave you vulnerable to being hurt later on. Watch what you say, in order to avoid having your words come back to haunt you. BORN THIS WEEK: Youre usually the life of the party, which gets you on everyones invitation list. You also have a flair for politics. On May 31, 1859, the massive clocktower bell known as Big Ben, located at the top of the 320-foot-high St. Stephens Tower, rings out over the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London, for the first time. Just two months later, however, the heavy striker cracked the bell. On May 30, 1911, the inaugural Indianapolis 500 is run at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indiana. With the exception of a break in 1917 and 1918 for World War I and from 1942 to 1945 for World War II, the 200-lap, 2 1/2-mile race has been run every year. On June 1, 1926, Norma Jeane Mortenson -who will become known as the glamorous actress and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe -is born in Los Angeles. During World War II, a photographer discovered the naturally photogenic Norma Jeane while she was working in a California munitions factory. On May 29, 1932, the so-called Bonus Expeditionary Force, a group of 1,000 World War I veterans seeking cash payments for their veterans bonus certificates, arrive in Washington, D.C. One month later, that number had swelled to nearly 20,000 strong. On June 3, 1956, Santa Cruz, Calif., authorities announced a total ban on rock and roll music at public gatherings. Just two weeks later, Time magazine reported on similar bans enacted in Asbury Park, N.J., and San Antonio, Texas. On June 2, 1967, Capt. Howard Levy, 30, a dermatologist from Brooklyn, is convicted by a general court-martial of willfully disobeying orders. Levy had refused to provide basic instruction in skin disease to Green Beret medics, saying it would be used as a tool of political persuasion in Vietnam. He did 26 months hard labor and was dismissed from the service. On May 28, 1987, Matthias Rust, a 19-year-old amateur pilot from West Germany, takes off from Helsinki, Finland, and travels undetected through more than 400 miles of Soviet airspace. After Rust landed his small Cessna aircraft in Red Square by the Kremlin, an American diplomat in the Soviet Union joked, Maybe we should build a bunch of Cessnas. It was our 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, who made the following sage observation: No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens. If you are a stay-at-home mom, you probably wont be surprised by a recent study that found lower levels of stress in mothers who work outside the home than in those who stay with their kids all day. George Reeves is best known for playing the title role in the 1950s TV show Adventures of Superman. The role was a risky one, though -not in front of the camera, but during his numerous public appearances. It seems that fans wanted to test the strength of the Man of Steel, so they often kicked and punched him. At a 1953 appearance in Detroit, one boy pulled out his fathers loaded .45 Army Colt and aimed it at Reeves chest. By telling the boy that the bullets would bounce off his own chest and ricochet into the crowd, harming others, Reeves managed to get the boy to put the gun down. Though unenforced (and likely unenforceable), there is a law on the books in Tennessee that bars atheists, preachers and duelists from holding elected office. Are you lissotrichous? If you dont have curls in your hair, you are. Of course, you may not be able to tell if you are atrichous (bald), a condition that may be caused by trichotillomania, the compulsion to pull out your own hair. If youve been married for 40 years or more, you can be pretty confident that the union will last. Only 1 in every 1,000 marriages of such duration end in divorce. I have only one superstition. I make sure I touch all the bases when I hit a home run. -Babe Ruth THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY 1. POLITICS: How long did Margaret Thatcher serve as prime minister of Great Britain? 2. LANGUAGE: What does the Greek prefix ornitho mean? 3. HISTORY: How did the Native American leader Crazy Horse die? 4. GEOGRAPHY: Where is the highest waterfall in the world? 6. LEGEND: What was the name of King Arthurs legendary sword? 7. ART: Who painted Christinas World? 8. ENTERTAINERS: How many times were actors Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor married? 9. LITERATURE: Which one of Charles Dickens novels was unfinished at his death? 10. MATH: What does the symbol r stand for in geometry? TRIVIA TEST 1. 12 years 2. Bird 3. Stabbed with a bayonet while trying to escape custody 4. Angel Falls (Venezuela) is 3,212 feet high. 6. Excalibur 7. Andrew Wyeth 8. Twice 9. The Mystery of Edwin Drood 10. Radius. ANSWERS1. Robby Thompson hit in 21 consecutive games in 1993. 2. Barry Larkin of the Reds in 2000. 3. Chicagos Gayle Sayers, at age 34, was elected in 1977. 4. Twenty-three consecutive seasons. 5. Mario Lemieux in 1988 (three goals) and 1990 (four). 6. Clint Dempsey, with Fulham in 2012. 7. Janica Kostelic set the previous record in 2006 (1,970). ANSWERS SPORTS QUIZ 1. Who was the last San Francisco Giants player before Buster Posey in 2010 to have a hitting streak of more than 20 games? 2. Name the last shortstop before Clevelands Asdrubal Cabrera in 2011 to have five hits and two home runs in the same game. 3. Who was the youngest player to become a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame? 4. How many consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances did North Carolina mens basketball coach Dean Smith have during his career? 5. Only one player has recorded two hat tricks in NHL All-Star Game history. Name him. 6. Who was the first American to score a hat trick in English Premiere League soccer? 7. In 2012, Lindsey Vonn set a womens skiing World Cup points record for a season with 1,980. Who had held the mark?


25 THE RIVER MAY 25, 2012 To those who are hungry, $20 is a fortune. But $20 can feed a family of four for a week, thanks to the...Harry Chapin Food Bank!The Food Bank can acquire $6 of nutritious food for every $1 you donate, turning your $20 into a weeks worth of meals for a family of four...Thank you for your generosity! Scan to connect to the Food Bank! r .. Mail your tax-deductible donation to: The Harry Chapin Food Bank 3760 Fowler Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901 Call (239) 334-7007 Or donate online at: www.harrychapinfoodbank.org deaRPharmacistLDL Cholesterol Isnt Entirely Badby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: Would you elaborate on cholesterol, and what LDL and HDL numbers mean. CJ, Dallas, Texas Theres mass confusion, because everyone thinks cholesterol is bad. Medical authorities and television commercials have convinced some people that the lower your LDL number, the healthier you are. You should sit down for this: Cholesterol is a strong and wonderful anti-inflammatory and a potent antioxidant. Shocked? Because I bet you thought it was bad and that you should get rid of this bad awful cholesterol ASAP! Obviously, you dont want levels to run amok, but there is a point where you could lower excessively, and thats unhealthy. Well-designed studies have repeatedly demonstrated that cholesterol can block two different pathways responsible for inflammation and pain, 5-LOX and 5-COX. For the record, prescribed antiinflammatories often work on those two pathways, but if you have enough natural cholesterol, it is doing the work for you... without cramping your legs and making you weak. We commonly refer to our bad LDL cholesterol and our good HDL cholesterol. Ive even used those terms myself because people automatically understand, but theyre silly. LDL and HDL are not even made of cholesterol! They are just fatty proteins, hence the name lipoprotein, where lipo means fatty and protein means just that. (Stick with me, we are getting to the fun part.) There is no such thing as good or bad cholesterol. Why would your body make something bad for you anyway? LDL stands for low density lipoprotein, and HDL stands for high density lipoprotein. LDL is nothing more than a carrier molecule, a pick-up truck that shuttles cholesterol (fat) to the tissues. You dont want too many deliveries of fat to your arteries and organs, so doctors are correct in trying to tame LDL levels. HDL removes the fat from your tissues and returns it to the liver. Excellent! Thats why you are trying to raise HDL all the time, while lowering LDL. Balance is key. Total annihilation of LDL (and cholesterol) makes your life miserable. This LDL the pick-up truck also shuttles nutrients and antioxidants such as vitamin E, which has anti-cancer properties. LDL helps you make steroid hormones such as pregnenolone, cortisol, DHEA, estrogen and testosterone, so you can feel youthful, happy, strong, fertile and much more. Im in your head right now, so let me tell you do not suddenly stop taking your medications. Good gracious, that is not at all what Im trying to say. Just understand that your body has a set-point where you feel healthy and strong. Control them, but dont chase the numbers down too low. Natural considerations include niacin, guggul fish oils, astaxanthin and soluble fiber. Discuss changes to your medication/supplement regimen with your pharmacist and physician(s). (Clarification from last week: Neither Forteo or Evista are bisphosphonate drugs; they work by a totally unique mechanism of action.) 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. Mom And Me by Lizzie and PryceLizzie and Pryce answer your questions and give advice about aging concerns from a two-generational perspective. A mother and daughter team, Lizzie is a retired RN and health educator, and Pryce is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice who specializes in the care of elders and people with chronic illnesses. Dear Mom & Me, I am very concerned about my 47-year-old daughter. She is very depressed and extremely upset because she has recently been told that she is almost three months pregnant. Her three children are away at college and they know nothing about this family event. Her husband, who is a very busy attorney, is very enthusiastic and looking forward to this little bundle. What can I do to help her and what advice do you have to help me? Madeline Dear Madeline, I am sorry to hear your daughter is having a difficult time. I am sure you feel helpless as well. My advice is to emotionally support your daughter, but not get involved. The pregnancy is between husband and wife, not between husband, wife and mother-in-law. You may or may not agree with their choice, but it is not your choice. Support whatever their choice is as a family. Pryce Dear Madeline, Once a mother, always a mother. Until we pass, most mothers are concerned about their children even if they are in their nineties and their children in their sixties and seventies. We are told that we must let them make their own decisions, but at times it is extremely difficult to sit back and keep our mouths shut. I have heard some mothers say, My tongue bleeds after I visit one of my childrens homes. But in the final tally, she and her husband must make the final decision. Lizzie Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. Call For Teams To Join Making Strides EventThe Lee County American Cancer Societys Making Strides Against Breast Cancer leadership committee is calling for teams. For the publics convenience, the committee will hold a registration event in Fort Myers on Thursday, May 24 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Paul Mitchell School, located at 9941 Interstate Commerce Drive in Fort Myers. Team leaders will be able to register their teams and pick up their team leader kits. Refreshments will be provided and prizes will be given away. Individuals can RSVP to Toni Sheppard at tsheppard2010@aol.com. The first 50 people to rsvp will receive a special gift. The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event will take place on October 20 at Tanger Outlets in Fort Myers with registration starting at 7 a.m. The event is a noncompetitive 5K walk uniting people of all ages with a common goal to fight breast cancer and save lives. Premiere Oncology is the presenting sponsor for this years event. This is the second year for Premiere as the presenting sponsor. We want to make forming a team a fun and easy process, said Debra Newell, event chair. We believe this event in Fort Myers will allow more people to come find out about the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event. If you are interested in starting a team, volunteering, or becoming a sponsor for the Making Strides event, contact Debra Newell at 985-2664 or debra.newell@ iberiabank.com. You may also contact the Lee County American Cancer Society office at 936-1113. From page 18Classic Pro-AmEntry fees for the tournament begin at $5,000. All pro-am golfers will receive tickets to the highly-acclaimed 2012 Charity Classic Celebration dinner and auction on Friday, November 16 at The Ritz-Carlton in Naples. For more information, contact The Immokalee Foundation at 430-9122, info@immokaleefoundation.org or www. immokaleefoundation.org. From page 20Pet Microchipowners due to lack of identification. Microchips cannot only save lives but also taxpayer dollars that would be spent caring for these pets during their stay. For more information about pet license fees, microchip clinics, or pet sterilization call Lee County Domestic Animal Services clinic at 533-9234 or visit spay@leegov.com. Information is also available on the agencys website at www. LeeLostPets.com. From page 23VPK Program#C20LE7448), 2335 Clifford Street in Fort Myers, 332-5152 HealthPark Medical Center (License #C20LE6274), 16150 RoseRush Court in Fort Myers, 481-8669 Contact your local Child Development Center for more information.


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CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE MONDAY AT NOON HELP WANTED SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES OFFERED BOATS CANOES KAYAKS REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE NS 10/28 BM TFN VISIT:SanibelOpenHouses.com Pfeifer Realty Group Sanibel Island, FL2394720004SANIBELOPEN HOUSES POSTED DAILYSANIBELS PERIWINKLE PARK28 mobile home with 20x10 lanai. On quiet street. Renovated bath, all appliances in good condition. Plenty of storage. Tropical garden in backyard. Owner has clear title. Motivated to sell $15,000. Unit 159. Call 727-207-5787RR 5/18 CC 5/25 FOR SALE$579,000 3br/3ba on the Sanibel River Dock Pool Stroll to Beach Dog-friendly Wind-rated Home Watch for absent owners Contact Sarah Ashton Realtor Royal Shell Real Estate 239/6914915NS 5/11 BM 6/1 DOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800SR 1/30 B TFN MUSIC INSTRUCTIONSIn piano, saxophone, ute. On Sanibel/Captiva or South Fort Myers. Quali ed, experienced teacher. Call 239-989-7799RR 10/8 CC TFN SANIBEL HOME WATCHRetired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates (239) 728-1971RR 5/18 BM TFN HOME WATCH SERVICEExceptional care and security for your Sanibel/Captiva residence. Professional, detailed, reliable. Sanibel resident owned and operated. homewatch@centurylink.net 239-691-3266NS 5/18 CC 5/25 COMPANION SERVICE Sanibel-Captiva Care and Companion Service, LLC Medical appointments, general transportation, shopping, light meal preparations, and light cleaning. Our services are customized to meet our clients needs. Call 239-395-3591, or for an emergency call 239-472-0556.SR 10/3 B TFN ADRIANAS CLEANING SERVICETotally honest with a passion for perfection. Home and condo. 239-839-3984 adrianabolen8919@hotmail.comRR 5/4 PC 6/8 AUTUMN AIR CONDITIONING(239) 574-7744 (239) 574-7745Beat the Heat Special-$29 Includes: Complete A/C inspection Duct inspection Algae tablet in drain pan Check and calibrate thermostat Custom cut washable lter Check freon levels 1/2 freon (if needed) License number CAC058495 NS 5/18 CC 5/25 3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, Fl Phone: 239-472-3644, ext 1 Fax: 239-472-2334 www.crowclinic.orgHELP US PLEASE!!We need volunteers for: Clinic emergency patient admissions desk and baby animal feeders Visitor education center greeters and gift shop cashiers CROW (239) 472-3644, ext. 231 or volunteers@crowclinic.orgRS 10/28 NC TFN VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDAt The Sanibel School Call Michelle Wesley 239-910-8000RS 4/6 NC TFN 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 5/25 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. Lic. #051047SR 11/13 B TFN PROFESSIONAL CLEANING SERVICESResidential Commercial Interior Windows Carpet Cleaning Jennifer Watson 239-810-6293SR 11/13 N TFN HOUSE CARE While you are away by retired architect, Sanibel resident. 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REAL ESTATE COMMERCIAL SPACE VACATION RENTAL RENTAL WANTED FOR RENT ANNUAL RENTAL AUTOS FOR SALE FOR SALE WANTED TO BUY 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 RE/MAX OF THE ISLANDSPutting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace www.remax-oftheislands.com 239-472-2311NS 3/30 BM 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 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 CENTER OF 3 ACRESNext to Sanctuary/Boat Launch. 2BR/2BA/Storage/Grnd Of ce/ No Smoking/Pet OK/ $1,750 mo+ utilities 472-0297 NS 5/25 cc 5/25 1992 VW CABRIOLET CONV.White Quintessential Beach Runabout. Great Cond. Clean, Amazingly Well Maintained. 513-910-0800. $1,650.NS 5/25 CC 5/25 H-U-G-E GARAGE SALEFab Furntirue, Bamboo, DR Set, BR Set, Chairs, Tables and much more... 490 Old Trail corner of Casa Ybel & Old Trail Fri, Sat, Sun, May 25, 26, 27. 513-910-0800. NS 5/25 CC 5/25 FOUR BEDROOM DUNES This Large UF Executive home offers a cul-de-sac road, overlooks lake to golf course, garage + covered parking. Rarely available 4 BR/3 BA. $2,500/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. CANAL HOME This furnished 2/2 home is completely equipped and has a carport plus a free standing garage. In addition, private dock and boat lift. $1,650/mo. VIEWS TO GULF This rarely offered, Architect built, 4 BR/3BA+ Bali-esque Home, with dream come true pool and portico. Views to Gulf. F or UF. $3,750/mo. ANNUAL RENTALSSANIBEL472-6747Gulf Beach Properties, Inc.Paul H. Zimmerman, BrokerMaking Islanders out of ordinary citizens for over 35 years. Sanibelannualrentals.com RS 5/25 BM TFN GARAGE SALE 1360 Eagle Run Dr., Sanibel, FL Friday, Saturday, Sunday, May 25 27 from 8 to 1 each day. Last chance to purchase household items; womens, boys, mens clothing, including dance; glassware, porcelain, jewelry, games, electronics; furniture including dressers, antique dining room set with nine chairs, spacious armoire, Kawai Digital piano, Roland keyboard; Christmas decorations including tree;Bowex. NS 5/25 NC 5/25 TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED LOG ONTO: IslandSunNews.comCLICK ON PLACE CLASSIFIED 29 THE RIVER MAY 25, 2012LIGHTHOUSE REALTYPaul J. Morris, Broker VACATION RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SALES 359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island 239-579-0511RR 5/25 CC 5/25


THE RIVER MAY 25, 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 Sweetpea and I am a 2-year-old female tan hound mix. I have a very outgoing personality and I love to be around people and other pets. I walk well on a leash and would really enjoy a new family that would keep me active. If you like long walks, great companionship, and loads of affection, I could be the perfect companion for you! Ive been waiting for over three months to find my forever home, so please hurry! My adoption fee is $55 (regularly $75) during Animal Services Friends & Family Adoption Promotion. My name is Pippi and I am a 2-year-old spayed female black and white domestic short hair. I was named after Pippi Longstocking because my white legs make me look like Im wearing stockings. My foster mom says Im a lover because Im so affectionate. She also says Im very easy-going. So, if you are looking for an attractive companion with a great personality, Im here waiting! My adoption fee is $35 (regularly $50) during Animal Services Friends & Family Adoption Promotion. LCDAS 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 (6 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. Sweetpea ID #527667 photos by squaredogphoto.com Pippi ID #533593


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