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FREETake Me Home VOL. 11, NO. 21 JUNE 1, 2012From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com On May 22, the Fort Myers Downtown Streetscape project won the 2012 International Making Cities Livable (IMCL) Walkable Neighborhoods award at the IMCL conference in Portland, Oregon. The City of Fort Myers ranked first over other cities worldwide for the inviting, healthy environment created in its dense urban core through the Downtown Streetscape project. The accolade was given In recognition of the extensive landscaping, refurbishment and traffic calming that greatly improved the quality of life for everyone, creating a downtown with a genuinely urban character, as stated on the award. continued on page 3Fort Myers Downtown Streetscape Wins International Award Streetscape on First Street during the day photos by Natalie S. Dunham/FMCRAAward 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 6 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 All Florida Juried Exhibition OpensMore than 100 artists from Florida submitted more than 250 pieces for consideration in the Alliance for the Arts 26th annual All Florida Juried Exhibition, which opens Friday, June 1. This years juror, David Fithian, has narrowed the list to just 50 pieces and they will be presented to the public during an opening reception on Friday, June 1 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Winners will be announced during the reception and prizes will be awarded, including $1,000 for Best in Show, a $250 Golden Paints gift certificate for second place, $100 cash prize provided by Magic T-Shirts (William and Shareen Groce) for third place, and a Jurors Choice award. The exhibition includes oil and acrylic paintings, mixed media pieces, photographs and sculptures. Fithian has been the exhibition continued on page 3 Fishing Umbrellas by Jeanette Chupack Stone Goddess by Tom Cardamone Theater in the Sky by Celeste Borah Journey by Terry Lynn Spry
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: email@example.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: Board Of Tradeby Gerri ReavesIn this undated historic photo, members of the Fort Myers Board of Trade pose at the main entrance to the Royal Palm Hotel on First Street. Archival evidence and the apparent ages of those pictured (Harvie E. Heitman looks so young!) suggest that it might very well have been taken around the time the organization was formed, perhaps even the day of its first meeting, on February 12, 1903. Among the officers and directors elected that day were leading citizens and businessmen, some of them pictured. Elected president of the board was Philip Isaacs, with William H. Wild Bill Towles as vice president, James E. Foxworthy as secretary and Carl C. Roberts as treasurer. Directors were Harvie E. Heitman, Robert A. Henderson, William O. Rew, Joseph S. Shands, Frank C. Alderman, Sr., Edward L. Evans, RW Gilliam, WR Washburn and George F. Ireland. Historian Karl H. Grismer views the board as a precursor to the Chamber of Commerce, which emerged in 1921 as the boom got under way. The Board of Trade organized as a single-purpose booster group initially. The goal was raising the money to buy land for the proposed 28-mile Atlantic Coast Line Railroad (ACL) extension from Punta Gorda. The economic advantages of railway service to the town would be significant, for at the turn of the twentieth century, Fort Myers was accessible only by water and rough roads. The railroad would boost tourism and make importing and exporting goods much easier. Everyone from citrus growers and fishing guides, to hoteliers and general merchants stood to gain from the railroad extension. For example, Roberts, who was in the lumber business, and Towles, who was in the cattle trade, would find it much easier and faster to do business with the world beyond little Fort Myers. Efforts to get the extension had been going on for some time. It was not until after ACL bought the Plant Systems holdings in April 1902, however, that entreaties from Fort Myers representatives headed by Walter G. Langford were favorably received. The deal was contingent upon ACL receiving a free route through town, as well as land for a station, freight house, and wharf. In only six months, the board secured the right of way from all landowners. The land for the wharf at the river and the depot at Main and Monroe Streets was purchased for $6 thousand from Mrs. Evalina Gonzalez. Once of Fort Myers biggest celebrations occurred on February 20, 1904, when the last rail was laid on Monroe Street, almost one year to the day since the board organized. It must have been the boards proudest moment, for it never quite reached such heights again. In fact, in the next few years, it experienced something of a semi-dormant period. continued on page 6 Members of the Fort Myers Board of Trade pose at the main entrance to the Royal Palm Hotel on First Street, circa 1903. Front row from left, Hugh McDonald, WR Washburn, James E. Foxworthy, James E. Hendry, Sr., Col. William Caswell, Capt. M. Johnson, Conrad Menge and Sheppard C. Bass. Seated behind Menge and Bass are Capt. William O. Rew, left, and Samuel F. Bruton. Middle row, seated from left, Cecil Yarbrough, Larkin Moses Stroup, Dr. Arthur P. Hunter, (standing) Harvie E. Heitman, Frank C. Alderman, Sr. and Carl F. Roberts. Standing in the back row from left are Edward L. Evans, CJ Stubbs, Capt. W. Gwynne, Guy B. Reynolds, Dr. Franklin Miles and (first name not known) Hendry. courtesy of the Southwest Florida Historical Society Today, the now-vacant Ambassador Riverfront Hotel and a parking garage stand where organizations such as the Board of Trade and Chamber of Commerce met in the early 20th century. The Caloosahatchee River glints through the doorway near the center of the photo. photo by Gerri ReavesTHE RIVER JUNE 1, 20122
3 THE RIVER JUNE 1, 2012 From page 1AwardFort Myers Mayor Randall P. Henderson commented that it was an honor for Fort Myers to be recognized by such a prestigious international organization, whose Board of Directors includes icons in urban planning such as Mayor Joseph P. Riley of Charleston, South Carolina. Accepting the award in Portland was Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency (Fort Myers CRA) Executive Director Don Paight, representing both the Fort Myers CRA which funded the streetscape beautification portion of the projects work and the City of Fort Myers, which funded the utility replacement portion. Paight oversaw streetscape beautification work while the citys Public Works Director Saeed Kazemi managed utility replacement. The Fort Myers Downtown Streetscape Project was completed in 2010 after a four-year, 54-block utility replacement and streetscape renovation. The project has previously won five state-wide awards from Public Works, Planning, Engineering and Redevelopment Associations. Since its completion, over 30 new businesses have opened up in downtown and attendance at special events has increased substantially. Night view of Fort Myers Streetscape during the holidays From page 1All Florida Exhibitioncoordinator at the Museum of Florida Art since 2001. He has judged numerous exhibitions, won many awards, taught countless classes and workshops and shown his own artwork around the country for more than 40 years. Hell host a gallery walk and talk on Saturday, June 2 from 10 to 11 a.m. Its free, and open to the public. The Alliance for the Arts galleries are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays, located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Subridge by Tim Smith What Are You Looking At by Pascale Doxy 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 EARLY BIRD SPECIALS (-r) EARLY BIRD SPECIALS (-r) F. M n S ONLY F. M n S ONLY
THE RIVER JUNE 1, 20124 Museum Of History Extends Traveling Art Exhibit Of Clyde Butcher ImagesThe Southwest Florida Museum of History will extend the exclusive exhibit, The Photographic Journal of Clyde Butcher, at the museum through July 28 to continue its yearlong celebration of the 30th anniversary of the museum. Butchers dramatic black-and-white photographs that embody nature, the environment and the iconic landmarks he captures are, to the appreciating eye, magical. But the story of their pursuit is so much more. Its a journey through an incredible process thats about to be shared by one of the worlds renowned masters of the medium. Marking his own three decades in photography, the Fort Myers native has designed and developed a unique exhibition for the museum to commemorate its 30th anniversary this spring. And so, returning for his 4th season to the museum, Butcher created this exhibition debuting his never-before-seen or shared journey. The Photographic Journal of Clyde Butcher will detail the story of the photograph: the negative, technical details, darkroom information, images of him photographing the scene and the story of the pursuit of the photograph. More than 15 works and their story will be displayed including Cayo Costa, Ochopee and the elusive Ghost Orchid. Guests will be entranced by Butchers story of what catches his eye, the planning and timing, as well as the logistics including which large-format camera to use for capturing the essence of a nature or a place. But thats just the beginning. From spending hours waiting for just the right light to snap hundreds of photographs to working in the darkroom, and choosing the negative through the daunting process of developing and bringing the negative forward so that it eventually emerges into the stunning image that embodies the spirit of its subject. An advocate for nature and preserving it, Butcher strives to do that through his work. The objective is to present a perception of Florida as it is supposed to be, hopefully providing inspiration and a catalyst for action to those people striving to reclaim a natural balance and purity, he said. In his new book, Clyde Butcher Florida Portfolio II, Butcher has gathered a selection of his favorite Florida photographs he has taken from the time he began photographing Florida in 1983 to 2010. Known for his images of the environment, in this book hes also included what he believes are five historic photographs he has taken of manmade things. For more information or to make reservations for museum-based events, call 3217430, visit www.museumofhistory.org or Like them on Facebook at swflmuseumofhistory to get the latest updates. Clyde Butcher at work Transit Of VenusThe Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium, along with the Southwest Florida Astronomical Society, will co-host the 2012 Transit of Venus on Tuesday, June 5. The public is invited to come safely observe this event free at Centennial Park in downtown Fort Myers from 5:30 p.m. to sunset (weather permitting). Planetarium staff will be located on the west side of the park by the main pavilion. Information about the transit as well as other astronomical events/programs will be available free of charge. On June 5, Venus will pass across the face of the sun, producing a silhouette that no one alive today will likely see again. Transits of Venus are very rare, coming in pairs separated by more than a hundred years. This years transit is the second of an eight-year pair. The last transit of Venus was in June 2004. June 5 will be the last chance to see a Transit of Venus until 2117. This will be the last chance for us to see the Transit of Venus during our lifetimes, said Carole Holmberg, planetarium director at the Calusa Nature Center. But looking at the sun is dangerous. I hope that people take advantage of the chance to see this rare event safely at Centennial Park. The Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium also has a limited number of solar viewing glasses available for $1, for those who wish to observe the transit at home, over the Gulf of Mexico or elsewhere. The nearly seven-hour transit begins at 6:04 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on June 5. Venus will appear as a small black dot on the edge of the sun and will begin to cross the disk. Here in Florida, the sun will set with Venus in mid-transit. Creative photographers can image the swollen red sun punctured by the circular disk of Venus. Do not stare at the sun, whether with your eyes alone or through a camera, binoculars, or a telescope. Instead, use some type of projection technique or a SAFE solar filter. Failure to use appropriate filtration may result in permanent eye damage or blindness. Besides, Venus covers too little of the solar disk to block the blinding glare. Transits of Venus first gained worldwide attention in the 1700s. In those days, the size of the solar system was one of the sciences biggest mysteries. The relative spacing of planets was known, but not their distances. How many miles would you have to travel to reach another world? No one knew. Venus was the key, according to astronomer Edmund Halley. He realized that by observing transits from widely-spaced locations on Earth itcontinued on page 17 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 SO N S O F CO NFEDERA T E V E T ERAN S C ontact Camp Comman d er Ro b ert A. Gates at 239-332-2408 M AJOR WILLIAM M. FOOTMAN CAMP #195 0 M 0 C ome Join Us an d Ce l e b rate Your Heritag e E ver y 4 t h Saturda y of the Month a t S moken Pit Bar-BQ ue 1641 N. Tamiami Trai l Nort h Fort Myers 11am Lunc h 12pm Meeting
5 THE RIVER JUNE 1, 2012 Alliance Summer Arts Camp Kicks Off On June 4Time is running out to register children for the 24th Annual Alliance for the Arts Summer Arts Camp. This award-winning camp is a great way for kids to engage in the arts and have a blast while theyre doing it. Eight themed weeks give first through sixth graders the opportunity to create, explore and discover the visual and performing arts in a fun and interactive environment. Weekly themes include Pirates, Parrots & Treasure, Buggin Out: Spiders & Butterflies and Unicorns, Dragons & Robots. This years camp features a new Creative Station for visual and performing arts, and a new prop and set design element. Week one of the camp begins on June 4. Every week culminates in a final stage performance on Friday. There is no camp the week of July 4. Cost is $150 per week for Alliance members or $195 per week for nonmembers. Early drop off is available at 8 a.m. and late pick up until 5 p.m. Space is limited. Contact Jamie Golob at firstname.lastname@example.org or 939-2787 for more information. The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Last years campers enjoyed a summer filled with fun 11am-10pm S u 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 8, 2012 FREE 11 License-Free Fishing DaysThe first week of June is National Fishing and Boating Week. This year, start and end the weeks festivities by taking advantage of one of Floridas license-free fishing days. Saltwater recreational anglers can fish without a license on June 2 and freshwater recreational fishers on June 9. Thirty-four states, including Florida and Georgia, will have license-free fishing days during the June 2 through 10 National Fishing and Boating Week, a celebration of fishing and boating. Floridas license-free fishing days are an excellent opportunity to share the fun, excitement and togetherness of a fishing trip with the entire family. This also is a great time for experienced anglers to introduce friends to the sport, even if they dont have a fishing license, said Nick Wiley, FWC executive director. By having these events on weekends, we hope Florida residents and visitors will experience the joy of saltwater and freshwater fishing. We expect many will discover a healthy sport they can enjoy for a lifetime. Saltwater anglers can try their hand at catching a red snapper, which will be open for harvest in Gulf and Atlantic state waters and Gulf federal waters on the June 2 saltwater license-free fishing day. Want to stick a little closer to shore? Try your hand at near-shore species such as spotted seatrout or red drum. Cant make the June 2 or 9 licensefree fishing days? The FWC also made September 1 a license-free saltwater fishing day, which not only falls on a holiday weekend, but is during the popular bay scallop and spiny lobster seasons. Each year, the first Saturday in April and second Saturday in June will be license-free freshwater fishing days. All other bag limit, season and size restrictions apply on these dates. BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island
THE RIVER JUNE 1, 20126 From page 2Board Of TradeThen, in 1912, a revitalized board began a regular campaign to advertise Fort Myers to the outside world with highquality booklets distributed in northern states and by coverage in major magazines and newspapers. The idea worked out so well that the city council approved a modest publicity tax to provide funds for the project. In winter season of 1917 to 1918, during World War I, the board advertised the merits of Fort Myers in the Sunday editions of 14 of the countrys largest newspapers, hoping to duplicate the success Floridas east coast had had with the advertising strategy. The board went into decline after the war and never bounced back. The final blow was the extremely divisive issue of the Tamiami Trail versus the Dixie Highway in 1921 The board and the Chamber of Commerce fought bitterly, with the board supporting the building of the Dixie Highway, or Olga-Arcadia Road, as it was called, and the chamber supporting the Tamiami Trail. Having been fraught with dissention and factionalizing throughout its history, the board eventually disappeared. The marl Dixie Highway was completed in 1922, but we all know that it was the Tamiami Trail, completed in 1928, that is still making history. After the demise of the Board of Trade, emerging organizations such as the Chamber of Commerce, the Accelerator Club and the Fifty Thousand Club carried on the booster spirit in Fort Myers. But only the board can claim the achievement of bringing the railroad to downtown Fort Myers. Walk down First Street to the foot of Royal Palm Avenue. Imagine the photo shoot of over a century ago, when the new Board of Trade had a big dream that they brought to fruition. Then stroll the short distance to the Southwest Florida Museum of History at 2031 Jackson Street to learn more about early Fort Myers. 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 research civic organizations that have contributed immeasurably to our community. 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 Story of Fort Myers by Karl H. Grismer. Free Summer Beach WalksLee County Parks & Recreation invites visitors and residents to ftake part in free guided beach walks. Bowditch Point Park Bowditch Point Park offers a Barrier Islands Guided Walk available by reservation only during the summer months. This is an educational walk through the preserve guided by a naturalist to demonstrate the importance of barrier islands. Walkers may catch a glimpse of one of the resident gopher tortoises, osprey, dolphins or many other birds and wildlife. Bowditch Point Park is located at 50 Estero Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach. Bunche Beach Low Tide Loafing at Sunset A Guided Exploration Join a naturalist guide to explore the mud flats to see what mysteries the low tide uncovers. Bunche Beach is a wonderful place to explore and learn about the amazing variety of shore birds, shells and possibly spot a manatee or dolphin playing along the shore. Bring a camera, shoes that can get wet, bug spray and drinking water. The next walks are scheduled for Tuesday, June 19 and Thursday July 19 from 7 to 8 p.m. Bunch Beach Preserve is located at 18201 John Morris Road, Fort Myers Beach. Walks meet at the picnic tables on the beach. The walk is free. There is a $1 per hour parking fee. Matanzas Pass Preserve Matanzas Pass Preserve offers two programs available by reservations only during the summer months. The Mangrove Walk is an educational and inspirational walk through the preserve with a guide to educate you about the diverse community within the preserve. This area ranges from a maritime oak hammock to transitional wetlands and mangrove forest. Exploring Ethnobotany is also offered with reservations this summer. Learn how indigenous plants can be used for such things as food, shelter, medicine and clothing. Learn the historical importance of some of Floridas native plants to humans. Matanzas Pass Preserve is located at 199 Bay Road, Fort Myers Beach and has limited free parking. Visit www.leeparks.org or call 5337444 for more information or to schedule a group. A small fee may be required for some programs. From page 1Art Walk VocalistsDaigle, 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. 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 email@example.com. 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7 THE RIVER JUNE 1, 2012 Community Comes Together For Food DriveWCI Communities staff, family and friends are teaming up with Meals of Hope, United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades and Harry Chapin Food Bank for the 2nd annual Building the Fight Against Hunger foodpacking drive on Saturday, June 2. The 450-person volunteer effort will take place in the Estero High School cafeteria located at 21900 River Ranch Road. Leading two of the shifts are Sheriff Mike Scott and Big Mama of Beasley Broadcastings B103.9 morning radio show. At a cost of 20 cents per meal, our goal this year is to raise more than $45,000, resulting in 225,000 nutritionally formulated meals for distribution to families in Southwest Florida, said Samantha Sheffield, WCI financial manager and project leader. Food, refreshments and musical entertainment will be on hand as teams race to fill cases of food for distribution to food pantries in seven counties. Volunteers are still needed for the third shift, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. To volunteer, visit www.wcibuildingthefightagainsthunger.com or call 498-8615. Thanks to the many volunteers, last years effort raised more than $35,000 and packed over 118,000 meals for our community, said David Fry, president and CEO of WCI Communities. We know weve set a high goal this year, but there is a great need to feed local families and provide meals to children who need it over the summer months while they are not receiving free or reduced cost lunches. We can make an impact and help fight hunger in our community. For more information or to make a donation, call 498-8615 or 498-8264. Sheriff Mike Scott with Jake Campbell at the 2011 Fight Against Hunger Nocera Named FMB Chamber PresidentThe Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors unanimously voted last week to hire Frank (Bud) Nocera as the new president of the organization. He replaces the chambers retiring president, John Albion. As our island economy continues to improve through our visitors, the board of directors is confident that Bud has the ability to help lead our business community into an exciting future, a chamber press release announced on May 24. Nocera has a wealth of experience, serving in many capacities in the destination marketing field since 1980. He served as chief operating officer of Visit Florida from 1997 to 2003 and as the president and chief executive officer of Visit Florida from 2003 to 2009 under Governor Jeb Bush. He was also instrumental in the Florida Aquarium as VP of Community Services from 1994 to 1996. Nocera is known to many people locally as he was involved in the start-up of the Lee County Visitor and Convention Bureau, serving as its first executive director. He also served in various other capacities of county government, including deputy county manager and acting county manager. Further, Nocera worked as the director of marketing and tourism for the City of Fort Myers. Nocera officially starts his Chamber of Commerce duties next week. The Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce represents over 400 local businesses, working to promote a positive business climate in the Fort Myers Beach area by providing networking opportunities, community events and tourist information. For more information about the chamber, call 454-7500 or visit www. fortmyersbeachchamber.org. Frank Bud Nocera 15631 San Carlos Blvd. Fort Myers 15631 San Carlos Blvd. Fort Myers Living Room Bedroom Dining Room Patio Recliners Mattresses L i i R B d LivingRoom Bedroom Furniture To Fit Your Florida Your Florida Lifestyle! Lifestyle! Family Owned & Operated Serving Lee County For Over 20 YearsSimmons Beautyrest Restonic Comfort Care 4894893311 3311 4894893311 3311 GladiolusMcGregorSummerlin Rd.San CarlosFrom SanibelFrom Ft. Myers Beach $10000 OFF$1,00000 Or MoreWith Coupon. Prior purchases excluded. Not valid with other offers. Expires 6/30/12 $5000 OFF$50000 Or MoreWith Coupon. Prior purchases excluded. Not valid with other offers. Expires 6/30/12 LARGE SELECTIONWICKER& RATTANM-F 9-6 Sat. 9-5 Sun. 11-5 www.furniture-world.net
THE RIVER JUNE 1, 20128 Along The RiverOn Friday, June 1 during Art Walk, Art of the Olympians Museum & Gallery is featuring live performances by Young Artists Awards vocalists Sam Bostic and Sarah Daigle. The gallery is open from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for the event. 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. Daigle, 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. Art of the Olympians is located at 1300 Hendry Street, Fort Myers. Regular hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 332-5055 or go to www. artoftheolympians.org. Walk among live oaks and lush gardens, relax in a rocking chair on the verandah as you watch the river roll gently by... but first, join Mona and Jettie Burroughs as they share the history and colorful tales of living in one of Fort Myers oldest homes The Burroughs Home. Built in 1901, this Georgian Revival mansion was the scene of many social events that hosted the Fort Myers elite including the Edisons, Fords, and Firestones. Antique furnishings, historical artifacts, and delightful tales of growing up as the privileged daughters of wealthy businessman Nelson Burroughs and his wife Adeline await visitors who want to take a step back in time. Tours are offered on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Prices are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for children 6 to 12 years old. Box lunches are offered at $10 and require 24 hour advance notice. The Burroughs Home is located at 2505 First Street, Fort Myers in the historic River District. Call 337-0706 or go to www.burroughshome.com. Nervous Nellies Crazy Waterfront Eatery is neurotic about good food and drink. The casual restaurant with the fun-loving staff boasts a large selection of appetizers, fresh seafood, sandwiches and entres. While relaxing on the deck, swing to the beats of live reggae, rock and island music from the areas premier musical talent. Just upstairs from Nellies is Uglys Waterside Bar, the place where everyone gets prettier. Enjoy happy hour all day, every day at Uglys, which also features live music nightly. On Friday, June 1, Harold Antoine plays downstairs from 1 to 5 p.m. followed by Just Jeff from 6 to 10 p.m. while the Paul Jennings plays upstairs from 6 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, its Cadillac Blue from 6 to 10 p.m.; Sunday, No Way Jos from 1 to 5 p.m. followed by High Tide from 6 to 10 p.m and Tommy V upstairs from 6 to 10 p.m.; Monday, Left of Center 6 to 10 p.m. downstairs and Smokin Bill upstairs from 6 to 10 p.m.; Tuesday, Rob Matson plays downstairs from 6 to 10 p.m. while Harold Antoine plays upstairs from 6 to 10 p.m.; Wednesday, Dave Collaton downstairs from 6 to 10 p.m. while Ira Wilkes plays upstairs from 6 to 10 p.m; and Thursday, the The Oysters from 6 to 10 p.m. and Just Jeff upstairs from 6 to 10 p.m. Whether you arrive by land or sea, parking for patrons of Nellies and Uglys is free. If you are traveling by boat, marine dockage is available at the Snug Harbour Marina with dock attendants assistance. The GPS coordinates are 2627.41 N 81.18 W. Nervous Nellies Crazy Waterfront Eatery is located at 1131 First Street, Fort Myers Beach in the historic Baywalk district. It serves lunch, dinner and snacks in between from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Call 463-8077 or go to www.nervousnellies.net If youre heading out to Captiva for a bit of excitement, YOLO (You Only Live Once) Watersports provides all the fun youll need. It offers waverunner rentals, parasailing trips, motor scooter rentals, bikes rentals for the entire family, beach chairs and umbrella rental, stand-up paddleboard rentals and instruction, sailboat rentals, and banana boat rides. YOLO also has a full retail store which has all the goods youll need for a day at the beach including, longboard skateboards, sunglasses, momentum and freestyle watches. It now carries a full line up of GoPro HD cameras and mounts, Rainbow sandals and Peppers floating sunglasses. YOLO Watersports is located at 11534 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva. It is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 472-9656 or go to www.yolowatersports.com. The Burroughs Home was host to Fort Myers elite including Edison, Ford and Firestone YOLO on Captiva has everything you need for fun in the sun 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 Please visit our River Weekly News online advertisers at www.islandsunnews.com. You can click through to their Web sites for more information about real estate, shopping, restaurants and services. Just click on the logos surrounding the front page.
9 THE RIVER JUNE 1, 2012 Southwest Florida Community Foundation Holds Womens Legacy Fund Spring LuncheonMore than 100 women attended the Womens Legacy Fund of the Southwest Florida Community Foundations 6th annual spring luncheon on May 18 at Olde Hickory Country Club in Fort Myers. The luncheon included an update on the impact WLF funding recently had on the issue of homelessness in our community. A cornerstone of the WLF is contributors taking an active and engaged role in choosing their annual grant focus area each year. At the spring luncheon, contributors voted on the next focus area from the issues of human trafficking awareness, bullying prevention and intervention or children experiencing homelessness. The newest WLF Angels Susan Johnson, Gail Markham and Marian Roelant were also announced during the event. The Angel honorary designation is for mothers, sisters, aunts, daughters, grandchildren, friends and other loved ones, either living or deceased, who have had a special impact on the lives of those around them. WLF members can make the special women in their lives a WLF Angel with a minimum contribution of $1,000 in their name. In just five years of existence, the WLF has been able to provide $60,000 in grants to benefit people and communities in Southwest Florida. The Womens Legacy Fund is a fund of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, created to enable women in Southwest Florida to direct their giving in focused, strategic ways. The funds mission is to improve the quality of life in Southwest Florida through a womans perspective. The Southwest Florida Community Foundation is celebrating its 35th year of supporting the communities of Lee, Charlotte, Glades, Hendry and Collier counties by connecting donors and their philanthropic aspirations with evolving community needs. The community foundation has provided more than $50 million in grants and scholarships to the communities it serves. During its 2011 fiscal year, SWFLCF granted more than $3 million to more than 100 different organizations supporting education, animal welfare, arts and human services. For more information, visit the Community Foundations website at www.floridacommunity.com or call 274-5900. Amy Gravina, Joni Norton, Gail Markham, Dawn-Marie Driscoll and Dena Geraghty Betty Bireley and Michel Doherty Cello Bennett and Sarah Owen Katie Haas and Gail Markham Gail Markham, Patricia Bell and Susan Johnson Michele Eddy and Kathy Sturgis Phyllis Ahwee and Karen Watson Susan Johnson and Rusty Brown Teresa Riska-Hall and Anne Douglas Patricia Bell and Gay Thompson
Churches/ TemplesALL FAITHS UNITARIAN CONGREGATION Member of UUA 2756 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers Six blocks south of the Edison/Ford Winter Estates; 2 miles N of Colonial Boulevard Minister: Reverend Dr. Wayne Robinson Sunday services: 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. Kids Intangible Gifts sessions, kindergarten through sixth grade Unitarian Summer: 11 a.m. Tapestry of Faith Programs, child care provided Adult workshops: 9:30 a.m. Faith Like a River: Themes from UU History. 226-0900, Email: allfaithsuc@embarqmail. com, Website: www.allfaiths-uc.org ALL SAINTS BYZANTINE RITE CATHOLIC CHURCH 10291 Bayshore Rd., N. Fort Myers Divine Liturgy is on Sun. at 10:30 a.m.; Rosary begins at 10 a.m. Lenten services (Presancti ed Liturgy) will be on Wed. evenings at 6 p.m. starting on Feb. 22. Administrator is Very Rev. Peter Lickman, ph. 305-651-0991. We are a Church of the Eastern Catholic or Byzantine Rite, 1.5 mi. east of Int. 75. ANNUNCIATION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH 8210 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers Reverend Fr. Athanasios Michalos Orthros Service Sunday 9 a.m. Divine Liturgy Sunday 10 a.m. Fellowship Programs, Greek School, Sunday School, Community Night 239-481-2099 BETH SHILOH MESSIANIC SYNAGOGUE 15675 McGregor Boulevard, 437-3171 Rabbi: Judah Hungerman Friday Service, 8 p.m., Saturday Service, 11 a.m. Shabbat School Saturday Morning, Adult Hebrew Classes. Call for information on full program. BREAD OF LIFE MINISTRIES CHURCH OF GOD 16581 McGregor Boulevard, 267-3166 Just past the Tanger Outlet Mall Pastor: Barry Lentz, 281-3063 Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study, 7 p.m. CHAPEL OF CYPRESS COVE 10200 Cypress Cove Circle Fort Myers 239-850-3943, Located at Cypress Cove Retirement Center on HealthPark Campus An ecumenical non-denominational community of believers. Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study, 7 p.m. Reverendt Ted Althouse, Pastor firstname.lastname@example.org CHURCH OF THE CROSS: 13500 Freshman Lane; 768-2188 Pastors: Jeff Moran and Michael Bulter; A nondenominational church emphasizing a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Sunday Service: 9 a.m. Contemporary 10:45 a.m. Traditional. COVENANT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 2439 McGregor Boulevard, 334-8937 Rev. Dr. Jeffrey DeYoe, Senior Pastor Reverend David Dietzel, Pastor Emeritus. Traditional Sunday service 10 a.m. Nursery available CYPRESS LAKE BAPTIST CHURCH 8400 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 481-5442 Randy A. Alston, Reverend. Sunday Services: Bible study, 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship, 11 a.m., Evening Worship, 7 p.m., Wednesday Prayer Meeting, 6:30 p.m. CYPRESS LAKE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 8260 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 481-3233; Clint Cottrell, pastor Sunday services: 8 and 11 a.m. Traditional; 9:30 a.m. Contemporary; 9:45 a.m. Childrens Church K4J Kids for Jesus CYPRESS LAKE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 8570 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 482-1250 8 and 11 a.m. Sunday Traditional Service 9:30 a.m. Praise Service Sunday School all times FAITH FELLOWSHIP WORLD OUTREACH MINISTRIES 6111 South Pointe Boulevard, Fort Myers, 278-3638. Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Voice of Faith, WCRN 13.50 AM Radio, Sunday, 1:30 p.m.; Thursday Service, 7:30 p.m.; Friday Youth Service, 7:30 p.m. Nursery care for pre-school children and Childrens Church for ages 5-12 available at each service. FAITH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 15690 McGregor Boulevard Fort Myers, 482-2030 Pastor: David Stauffer. Traditional services 8:45 a.m.; Contemporary, 10:30 a.m. Go south on McGregor Boulevard. The church is mile past the intersection of Gladiolus and San Carlos Boulevard on the way to Sanibel. FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST 2390 West First Street, next door to Edison Estates. Sunday Morning Service and Sunday School, 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday Evening Testimony Meeting, 7:30 p.m. Child care provided at all services. Visit our Reading Room for quiet study at: 2281 W. First Street, River District www.spirituality.com and www.christianscience.com FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 13545 American Colony Boulevard off Daniels Parkway in the Colony, Fort Myers, 936-2511 Pastor: Reverend Joey Brummett Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Family Night, 7 p.m. FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH in the Downtown Fort Myers River District 2466 First Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901 239-332-1152, www.fumcftmyers.org Sunday: 9 a.m. Contemporary Worship 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Coffee Fellowship 10:30 a.m. Traditional Worship 5 p.m. Youth Program 7 p.m. Spanish Worship FORT MYERS CHRISTIAN CHURCH (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST) A STEPHEN MINISTRIES CONGREGATION 5916 Winkler Road, Fort Myers, 437-4330 Reverend Mark Condrey, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Church School: 9:15 a.m. FORT MYERS CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST: 8210 College Parkway, Fort Myers, 482-3133. Philip White, pastor Morning Worship: 10 a.m. Church School: 10:15 a.m. Adult Forum: 11:30 a.m. HOLY THEOTOKOS MONASTERY 111 Evergreen Road, North Fort Myers, 997-2846 Eastern Orthodox mens monastery. Liturgical services conducted in the English, Greek and Church Slavonic languages, following the Julian (Old) Calendar. Liturgical Services: Sundays and Holy Days: The Third and Sixth Hours at 8:30 a.m.; Divine Liturgy at 9 a.m. IONA-HOPE EPISCOPAL CONGREGATION 9650 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers 454-4778 The Reverend Dr. John S. Adler, pastor. Weekly services: Saturday 5 p.m., Eucharist with Healing Sunday 8 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite One; 9:30 a.m., Family Eucharist with Healing and Church School Tuesday 9:30 a.m., Morning Prayer (in Spanish); Wednesday 9:30 a.m., Eucharist with Healing. Child care available at Saturday 5 p.m. and Sunday 9:30 a.m. services. JESUS THE WORKER CATHOLIC CHURCH: 881 Nuna Avenue, Fort Myers, 481-1143 Masses Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 8 and 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. KINGDOM LIFE CHURCH 2154 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, 218-8343 Pastor Randy and Anita Thurman 10:30 a.m. Sunday Service All are welcome. LAMB OF GOD LUTHERAN/EPISCOPAL CHURCH Corner Cypress View Drive and Koreshan Boulevard, Three Oaks area, Fort Myers, 267-3525 Walter Fohs, pastor; Becky RobbinsPenniman, associate pastor Sunday worship services: 8 a.m. Early Grace Traditional 9 a.m. Awesome Grace Contemporary 10:30 a.m. Classic Grace Traditional 8:45 & 10 a.m. Sunday School Gods Group MESSIAH REFORMED CHURCH Worship Gathering Sunday 10 a.m. Pastor Alan Bondar Fort Myers Villas Civic Association Bldg. 2306 Sunrise Blvd. Fort Myers, 220-8519 website: messiahreformed.com 6:30 p.m Wednesday Bible Study noon Sunday Fellowship Lunch Monthly Teen Events see website for podcasts, special events, ministries, calendar, blogs, etc. NEW BEGINNINGS CENTER New Home Church, 8505 Jenny Cae Lane, North Fort Myers, 239-656-0416 Weekly Friday Meeting Meet & Greet: 6:30 p.m. Kingdom Teaching: 7 p.m. Fellowship and refreshments after service. email@example.com, www.facebook. com/nbcministry. Alex & Patricia Wiggins, Ministers NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH OF FORT MYERS 16120 San Carlos Boulevard, Unit 10 239-985-8503 9:45 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 11 a.m Sunday Morning Worship. 7 p.m. Wednesday Evening Bible Study NEW HOPE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 3825 McGregor Boulevard. Fort Myers Pastors: Stu Austin and Howard Biddulph 8 & 9:30 a.m. Traditional Worship 11 a.m. Contemporary Worship 8, 9:30 & 11 a.m. Sunday School Youth and Childrens programming runs concurrent to Sunday services. Nursery care provided at all services 274-1230. For more information visit: www.newhopefortmyers.org PEACE COMMUNITY CHURCH Meets at Ft. Myers Beach Masonic Lodge 17625 Pine Ridge Road, Fort Myers Beach 267-7400. Pastors Bruce Merton, Gail & RC Fleeman 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: firstname.lastname@example.org PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH Saturday, Worship 5 p.m. Sunday, Worship8 and 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays during Lent soup dinner at 5:30 p.m., Compline Service at 7 p.m. Peace is a member of the ELCA. We celebrate weekly communion with traditional liturgy, organ and choir. 15840 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, 437-2599, www.peaceftmyers.com, email@example.com REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH 3950 Winkler Ext., Fort Myers, 274-0143 8:15 and 10:15 a.m. Sunday Services Daily early learning center/day care RIVER OF LIFE ASSEMBLY OF GOD 21580 River Ranch Rd, Estero 239-495-0400 Senior Pastor: Todd Weston 8 and 9:45 a.m Services; 11:30 a.m. Legacy Service, multi-generational SAMUDRABADRA BUDDHIST CENTER Meditation classes. All are welcome. Guided meditations offering many methods for relaxing the body and focusing the mind on virtuous objects to bring increasing peace and happiness into daily activity. For information, class times and locations call 567-9739 or visit www. MeditationInFortMyers.org. SOUTHWEST BAPTIST CHURCH 16940 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, 454-3336 Robert G. Kasten, Pastor Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m. Nursery available 9:45 a.m. Sunday School for all ages Junior Church grades one to five Wee Church Pre-K to K Evening Service 6 p.m. Wednsday Service 6 p.m. ST. COLUMBKILLE CATHOLIC CHURCH 12171 Iona Road, Fort Myers, off McGregor and north of Gladiolus. 489-3973 Father Joseph Clifford. Weekly masses: Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. Weekend masses: Saturday 3 and 5 p.m.; Sunday: 7, 9,11, and 5:30 p.m. Reconciliation is available at the church on Saturdays at noon and by appointment SAINT JOHN THE APOSTLE METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCH 3049 Mcgregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, 344-0012 Pastor Reverend Steve Filizzi An Affirming & Inclusive Congregation Sunday Services, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Mid-Week Service, Wednesday 6:30 p.m. ST. MICHAEL LUTHERAN CHURCH & SCHOOL (LCMS) 3595 Broadway, Fort Myers 239-939-4711, www.smlcs.org Wednesday Fellowship: 5:30 p.m. Dinner $5, 6:15 p.m. bible studies Worship: Saturday, 5:30 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. with 9:15 a.m. adult and childrens Bible Study, plus marriage enrichment studies. Divorce Care on Thursdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. During Lent: Wednesday worship noon and 6:15 p.m. TEMPLE BETHEL SYNAGOGUE 16225 Winkler Rd. 433-0018. Rabbi Jeremy Barras E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Cantorial soloist: Lawrence Dermer Temple educator: Dale Cohen, MaEd, RJE Shabbat Services, Friday, 7:30 p.m. Torah Study, Saturday, 9:15 a.m. Religious Education; Sunday School and Midweek classes, Preschool Classes, Monday through Friday Web site: www.templebethel.com Affiliated: Union for Reform Judaism TEMPLE JUDEA (CONSERVATIVE) 14486 A&W Bulb Road, Fort Myers, 433-0201, Rabbi: Rabbi Elyssa Auster President: Keith Grossman Minyan: Monday & Thursday at 9 a.m. Services: Friday night at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday morning at 9 a.m. Religious School Sunday morning Web site: www.tjswfl.org Preschool director: JoAnn Goldman email email@example.com 433-0201, Web site: www.tjswfl.orgcontinued on page 11THE RIVER JUNE 1, 201210
11 THE RIVER JUNE 1, 2012 Community Foundation Hosts ReceptionThe Southwest Florida Community Foundation honored more than 150 scholarship recipients and donors at a reception on May 21 at Edison State College in Fort Myers. For the 2012 scholarship season, 743 eligible applications were received from high school and college students in the five county area the foundation serves. According to Anne Douglas, director of programs for the foundation, 69 scholarships were awarded for a total of $237,450 in competitive scholarships and another almost $180,000 awarded through the designated and outside committee scholarships, for a grand total of over $415,000. Community foundation scholarships were awarded to high school seniors who will continue their education at the university, community college or vocational/ technical school level, as well as to undergraduate and graduate students continuing a post-secondary education. Scholarship donors, volunteer reviewers and foundation trustees were on hand to celebrate the achievements of these talented students. During its 2011 fiscal year, the Southwest Florida Community Foundation granted more than $3 million to more than 100 different organizations supporting education, animal welfare, arts and human services.For more information, call 274-5900. Elisa and Brittany Hill Marcia, Jamal and Anthony Hendricks Sun, Hae-Yang and Hae-Yuan Chang William Frey, Dana and Mary Ann Pagano John Shepard and Leah McDonnell Lisa, Marin and Kirk Williams Valerie Pellerino, Henry Pellerino and Ed Kominowski Franklyn Johnson, Lauren Fowler and Elena Johnson Voted as a Top 5 Best Breakfast in Florida By Southern Living Open 7 am 10 pm 7 Days a Week Breakfast t Endless Happy Hour Huge Kids Menu Outside Open 7 am 10 pm 7 Days a Week O p e n 7 a m 1 0 p m 7 D a y a Week s a W e e k Voted BEST Family Dining We Pro ud ly y y y We P d dly Now Serving Fresh 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: firstname.lastname@example.org Web site: www.chabadswf.org Services: Friday 6:30 p.m.; Saturday Kabbalah class 9 a.m.; Shacharit 10 a.m.; Kiddush at noon Minyan: Monday and Thursday 7 a.m. THE NEW CHURCH The New Church of SWFL is located 10811 Sunset Plaza Circ. #401, behind Zoomers. Rev. Gabriella Cahaley officiates worship services on Sundays at 11 a.m. during the season. Other worship events are held on the beach in Fort Myers Beach. See our webpage http://www.newchurchflorida.com/ or call for more information 239-481-5535. THOMAS A. EDISON CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH 1619 Llewellyn Drive Fort Myers Just off McGregor across from the Edison/ Ford Winter Estates 334-4978 Senior Minister: Douglas Kelchner Traditional Worship Sundays 10:15 a.m. Website: www.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. Myra Walters, Charlie Green and Anne Douglas Mary Stufano, Aline Flynn and Michael Stufano
THE RIVER JUNE 1, 201212 ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEADS FACTORY TRAINED MERCURY MARINER JOHNSON EVINRUDE SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I/O'S MERCRUISERCourteous Professional Marine Repair Service Dockside Service Serving Sanibel & Captiva For Life472-3380 466-3344 Your Bottom Call on Paint PricesDave Doane NEW M O T O R S ALE S REB U ILT P O WERHE A D S FA C T O RY TRAINED M E R C U R Y M ARINER JO HN SO N EVINR U D E SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I/O'S MERC R U I S E R C ourteous Professional Marine Repair S erv i ce D oc k s i d e S erv i c e S ervin g Sanibel & C aptiva For Li f e Y B t t Yo ur Botto m Yo ur B ot to m C Call on Paint Prices Call on Paint Prices D ave D oane1 Consistent Tarpon Action Is Finally Hereby Capt. Matt MitchellThis week with consistent weather, the tarpon bite got a whole lot better for me than it has been. Five tarpon trips in a row, I hooked up and landed at least one tarpon, while jumping two to three tarpon on average per trip. Finding tarpon in the same place, day after day, was a great change from how it has been the last month. Locating rolling fish in the sound and sitting tight most days, it did not take long to get it done. Tarpon ate a wide variety of baits including crabs, threadfins, pinfish and cut mullet, but it seemed like it was more about them swimming right by the bait than what the bait was. The hot areas for tarpon fishing this week included the whole backside of North Captiva along with the southern end of Cayo Costa Even during choppy morning conditions sitting on my GPS mark from prior days we saw fish after fish roll and free jump. Pods of fish would move in from Captiva pass following a depth contour and mill around as they moved slowly though. By mid morning most days, the wind would lay down, things would get slick calm and sticky hot before the afternoon sea breeze would kick in. The calmer and hotter things got, the more tarpon would show themselves, letting us know there where a lot more fish around than we even could have estimated. Great late afternoon high tides early in the week made for near perfect redfish conditions. As we got later in the week, the great high-moving water gave way to slow moving day time tides. As usual during the last few hours of the incoming tide, the redfish bite remained very consistent with fish caught throughout the sound. Islands in the southern sound seemed more productive or at least a little easier to fish as they did not have has much floating grass as the mangrove keys in the northern sound did. Reds from 22 to 30 inches where common when we had tides over that magic 2.0-foot mark. Live shrimp and cut bait worked best for the reds along with lots of moving. If you went more than 10 minutes without a bite, it was time to pick up anchor and slide another 50 yards further down the bank. Some days it took moving down a whole shoreline to find the fish. Once you did hit the right spot, though one little mangrove point or bite would hold 2 or 3 good redfish, then it was back to the hunt again. Catch and release snook fishing in Redfish Pass and Captiva Pass was on fire a few times this week. Fast moving outgoing tides, where the best time to be in the pass for the great action. Drift fishing the edges with a live bait bouncing on the bottom caught good numbers of snook along with trout and gag grouper. Although we did not get any monster snook to the boat this week, we did hook into a few freight trains. Grunts and pinfish where the baits of choice. Anchoring up and fishing docks and snags around Captiva Pass was also a good bet, with a mixed bag of fish coming of a few of my favorite spots. The beach trout bite has also been going off. Our bigger trout have made there way off of the flats and out through the passes for the spawn. Trout can be found on just about any of our barrier island beaches right now. If you find a beach spot with rocks or downed trees, quality sea trout are pretty much a garrantee although most any beach will be holding some trout right now. One favorite beach spot to target these trout is just south of Blind Pass. As we get futher into summer, expect more and more snook in the same places you will find the trout. Small swim baits and sub service plugs work well for this too if you feel like simply walking the beach with a rod and dont want the to carry live bait.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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. A hooked tarpon goes airborne Gulf Of Mexico Red Snapper Season BeginsThe 2012 Gulf of Mexico red snapper recreational harvest season officially begins on Friday, June 1 in state and federal waters. The last day of the 40-day season is July 10. This years state season, which is the same as the 2012 federal recreational red snapper season in the Gulf of Mexico, was set in May at the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission meeting. Florida state waters in the Gulf extend from shore to nine nautical miles; federal waters extend beyond that line to 200 nautical miles. The Gulf red snapper stock is improving, but the population still needs an increase in the number of older fish for it to be sustainable. Red snapper are estimated to live more than 50 years, but the current stock consists primarily of fish that are only a few years old. Older fish are the key to rebuilding the population because older female red snapper produce more eggs than younger females. This season will help continue to rebuild the red snapper population so that more red snapper fishing opportunities will be possible in the future. More information about red snapper fishing is available online at www. MyFWC.com/Fishing by clicking on Saltwater, Recreational Regulations and then Gulf Red Snapper. Snook And Gulf Amberjack Close In State WatersThe recreational harvest of snook in Atlantic state and federal waters and of greater amberjack in Gulf of Mexico state and federal waters officially closes on Friday, June 1. Snook will reopen for harvest in Atlantic federal, state and inland waters, including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River, on September 1. Snook remains closed for harvest in Gulf of Mexico state waters, including Everglades National Park and Monroe County, through August 31. A stock assessment on snook will be presented to the FWC Commission at its June 27 and 28 meeting in West Palm Beach. Greater amberjack will reopen for harvest in Gulf of Mexico state and federal waters on August 1. State waters in the Atlantic extend from shore to three nautical miles and in the Gulf from shore to nine nautical miles. Seasonal harvest closures protect Floridas valuable snook and greater amberjack populations and help sustain and improve the fishery for the future. Learn more about recreational fishing at www.MyFWC.com/Fishing by clicking on Saltwater and Recreational Regulations.
13 THE RIVER JUNE 1, 2012 The Case of The Broken X-Ray Machine T h e C a s e o f T h e B r o k e n X R a y M a c h i n e R a di o g rap hi c test i n g i s essent i a l to di a g nos i n g an d treat i n g our i n j ure d pat i ents. Th e X R a y camera on our ra di o g rap h 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. Y OU D I D I T T T CROW Case Of The Week: Belted Kingfisherby Patricia MolloyA belted kingfisher (Ceryle alcyon) arrived at CROW from Corkscrew in Estero. Upon initial appraisal of its condition, Dr. Heather noted that there was bruising on its left wing. The bird was very stressed, so a pain medication was quickly administered to make the patient more comfortable in preparation for a more thorough evaluation. Belted kingfishers are birds that live along the shores of ponds, rivers, lakes and marshes. They are fish eaters that feed on the wing. The term refers to avians that skim the water, pick up a fish and eat it during flight. After a more comprehensive examination, Dr. Heather suspected that the bird suffered a possible brachial plexus injury, which affects all of the nerves in the wing. Even if it falls to that side, it wont put its wing out to catch itself, which is very abnormal. Even animals with a broken wing will try to move it to break their fall, but its not doing that. With a brachial plexus injury, it can be months, even years, before we see any improvement at all and they rarely recover full function. The patient was placed on a regiment of pain medications, anti-inflammatories and strict cage rest. It was tube fed Piscivore Care (a formula specifically designed for fish eaters) by the clinic staff three times per day as it refused to eat on its own. It is unnaturally for kingfishers to eat on a perch or in a cage, and as a result, the 95-gram bird began losing weight. The tube feeding schedule was increased to five times per day. After a week of intensive care, the patient has shown no sign of improvement, which would indicate nerve damage. The clinic has decided to give it a little more time to recover, as the bird cannot be released if it has not regained its ability to fly. On occasion, CROW partners with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to place patients that cannot be released into the wild with educational programs like The Calusa Nature Center in Fort Myers. Unfortunately, kingfishers do not do well in captivity; even if CROW was able to find a program that wanted to take it, the bird would not likely survive. Due to the diligent care of the CROW staff, patient #0741 made a full recovery and was successfully released. CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from the Gulf coast of Florida. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to P.O. Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit www.crowclinic. org. Dr. Heather tube feeding the belted kingfisher
THE RIVER JUNE 1, 201214 Caring For Your PlantsCycadsby Justen DobbsCycads are a family of plants that closely resemble palm trees. They grow in tropical, sub-tropical, Mediterranean and desert climates in Mexico, Central and South America, Australia, Africa and parts of Asia. Cycads have been around for millions of years, even during the time of dinosaurs. Most of them are fairly slow-growing, with a crown of leaves about four to six feet in diameter and a diminutive stem that rarely grows more than a few to several feet tall. Some South African species in the Encephalartos (IN-SEF-AHLAR-TOES) genus sell for $10,000 to $20,000 each due to their high demand by eccentric collectors. Encephalartos have unfortunately been poached out of their habitat in Africa for several decades. Many are critically endangered now and illegal to import or export. South Africa has even placed microchips in some older specimens and protect their habitat by setting up armed guards! Unfortunately, the most common cycad in Southwest Florida the Sago palm (Cycas revoluta) is highly susceptible to Asian scale, which is a white, flaky substance that covers its leaves and stems. Nurseries that grow Sago palms (its name being a misnomer, since it is not actually a palm) have to spray pesticides on them frequently to keep the Asian scale in check. The problem is, once they are sold to homeowners, they no longer receive treatments and the Asian scale finds its way in. While this disease typically does not kill the plant, it does weaken its immune system and usually spreads to nearby plants, too. If you have a Sago palm in your yard with this problem, it is best to have it removed and replaced with a Mexican Dioon Cycad (Dioon spinulosum), which is resistant to Asian scale. Dioons are becoming more available in garden stores and landscape supply stores so they are not too expensive. You can expect to spend a minimum of $75 to125 for a landscape-ready specimen and another $50 or so to have a professional landscaper plant it. Dioons can grow in full sun or shade, are drought tolerant and cold hardy down to the low 20s F. Cycads complement palm trees and native plants well and are very versatile because they can add either a tropical look or a Mediterranean/desert look to any landscape. Some, like Dioon edule, stay small, only growing to a couple feet tall, while others like Encephalartos whitelockii produce leaves up to 12 feet long. They are not very good houseplants, although Sago palms are sold as such, but they do make great container plants for your lanai or porch. They can be grown in a pot indefinitely as long as the pot has some holes in the bottom for drainage. Dobbs is a landscape architect in south Florida specializing in custom, upscale landscapes. He can be reached at email@example.com. Moore Receives Landscape AwardThe Florida Native Plant Society presented its Award of Excellence to Lee County resident Carolyn Moore on May 19 at its annual conference in Plant City. Moore won first place in the residential category in recognition of her native plant landscape designs and eradication of exotics on her 10-acre country estate outside North Fort Myers. I was absolutely thrilled to be presented with this award by individuals who are so highly regarded throughout the state for their accomplishments in the botanical field and in the society, she said. Moore has restored much of the original pine flatwood habitat on her estate, installed butterfly gardens and wildlife cover with a Japanese rustic design that includes stone lanterns, a tea house, sculptures, bridges and a pond house where she hosts lawn concerts. A long-time member of the local Coccoloba Chapter of FNPS, she received praise for her education of others by providing numerous landscape tours of her property. Moore is also known for her role as executive director of the Island Coast AIDS Network. The Native Plant Society of Florida promotes the preservation, conservation and restoration of native plants and native plant communities in Florida. Photos of Moores and other award winning landscapes can be viewed at the FNPS website www.fnps. com. FNPS President Steve Woodmansee, left, presents the award to Carolyn Moore photo by Vince Lamb 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 This sago palm is badly infected with Asian scale. Notice the older leaves are beginning to die Dioon cycads are very attractive and very adaptable to all growing conditions
15 THE RIVER JUNE 1, 2012 Plant SmartWeeping Bottlebrushby Gerri ReavesWeeping bottlebrush (Melaleuca viminalis or Callistemon viminalis) became a popular ornamental because of its cylindrical spikes of scarlet stamens and similarity to the weeping willow. This native of Australia has done so well that it has earned a category II invasive exotic status. That rating is defined by the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council as a species that has increased in abundance or frequency but (has) not yet altered Florida plant communities to the extent shown by Category I species. This multi-branched tree blooms throughout the year, more profusely in the warmer months. This member of the myrtle family is very common in Southwest Floridas residential and commercial landscapes. An ability to adapt to wet or dry conditions has enabled this evergreen to gain a foothold in South Florida, where it encounters little threat from pests. Usually reaching 15 to 20 feet high with a wide spread, it has slender, finely textured leaves resembling those of the melaleuca (Melaleuca quinquenervia), an Australian species that has become one of the most costly and devastating of invasive plants. Those leaves tend to grow at the end of drooping branches, thus giving it the weeping effect. One of weeping bottlebrushs redeeming features is the very furrowed bark that serves as a platform for native epiphytes such as the cardinal air plant ( Tillandsia fasciculata). The capsules contain small papery seeds. Sources: Florida, My Eden by Frederic B. Stresau, and ifas.ufl.edu. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. 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This continuing show is made possible through the generosity of community sponsors Aterra Realty, Driftwood Garden Center, Edison National Bank, Fusion Welding, Dr. Jacob Goldberger, Greenscapes, Dr. John Kagan, Hooters, Orr Insurance Group, Pain Management & Spine Specialists, Riverland Nursery, Storm Shutter Warehouse and Tims Tree Service. The event will showcase hundreds of different hybrid hibiscus blooms in a variety of colors and forms which will be judged in several different classes including amateur, collector, open collector, commercial and seedlings, explained Wanda Schmoyer, show chair. In addition, more than 900 hybrid hibiscus plants will be for sale. Free raffle prizes will be given away every 30 minutes, including hibiscus plants, B&D Organics worm castings, gift certificates from Hooters, Oasis Restaurant, Gavins Ace Hardware, Hemingways Island Grill and Synderman Shoes. This is the best opportunity Southwest Floridians have to add to their hybrid hibiscus collection. This delicate and beautiful plant grows abundantly in Floridas tropical climate. Members of the society who are experts in the care and growing of hibiscus will be available to provide advice. Should members of the public have questions regarding how the blooms are judged, there will also be several senior American Hibiscus Society judges available to respond. Anyone who desires to learn more about how to grow, graft and hybridize this attractive tropical flowering plant can do so by joining the James E. Hendry Chapter, AHS at the show. The show is the highlight of the year for the society and no further meetings will take place until they resume in September. The society meets at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Fort Myers at 1:30 p.m. on the second Sunday of each month. Anyone interested is cordially invited to attend the next meeting on Sunday, September 9. For more information, visit www.hendrychapterahs.com. Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
THE RIVER JUNE 1, 201216 Local Paper Artist Displays Work At Halls OfficeLee County Commissioner Tammy Hall is supporting local artists by giving them an opportunity to display their artwork in her Fort Myers office. This month, North Fort Myers resident and paper artist Bobbi Robertson will display her work in the District 4 Office, located at the Old County Courthouse in downtown Fort Myers. The display consists of framed artistic pieces, paper sculpture and star books. Robertson artistically reuses paper to create texture pieces with a contemporary flare. She has included beautiful calligraphy work on some of the pieces. A retired floral designer from Highlands, New Jersey, Robertson has been a resident of North Fort Myers for the past 15 years. She has studied calligraphy and is the past president of the Jersey Shore Calligraphers Guild and the Calusa Scribes here in the Fort Myers area. For more information on Robertson or to view her work, call 995-9343 or email email@example.com. The arts are an important part of the cultural and development of our community said Hall. I believe that government can play an important role in public awareness, developing the use of public spaces for display and interaction of art, and for the encouragement and commitment of continued financial support both public and private of all the arts. Robertsons artwork will be on display until June 25. The public is welcome to stop by and view the work and learn more about the artist. Call 533-2226 to confirm office hours for viewing the artwork. Other local artists will be featured every six weeks. Commissioner Halls office is on the first floor of the Old County Courthouse, 2120 Main Street in downtown Fort Myers. Bobbi Robertson Davis Art Center Events In JuneThe following events and classes are scheduled to take place at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center during the month of June: Friday, June 1 Art Walk: Its Raining Art! Juried Art Exhibition, 6 to 10 p.m., free Friday, June 15 Music Walk featuring Lately Lucid and others, 7 to 11 p.m., free Mondays and Wednesdays (ongoing) Yoga & Tai Chi, 9:30 a.m., $12 per class for members, $15 per class for non-members or $100 for 10 classes for members, $120 for 10 classes for nonmembers Tuesdays and Wednesdays, June 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27 Art Around The World Art Camp, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., $80 per month or $15 per day plus material cost ($15 per student per month) This creative and imaginative art program helps individuals find inspiration to develop their own style, meaning, and interpretive sense, to express conditions of mind and heart through mixed media art and theory with delicacy, passion and insight. Art classes may be held during camp, or after 4 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday. Participants should bring lunch and a snack. For more information about any of these events or classes, contact Janie Hemenway at 464-1408 or jljourney@ juno.com. Harbour View Gallery To Open Art Exhibit By Kids With CancerHarbour View Gallery in Cape Coral is pleased to exhibit the artwork of Kids With Cancer and wood sculptures by John Sargent. Their work will be on display through June. A public reception will be held on Tuesday, June 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the gallery, located at 5789 Cape Harbour Drive in Cape Coral. Artwork by Kids With Cancer is a project of the Young Artists Awards, a not-for-profit organization benefiting local students in the arts, working with the staff at the Pediatric Oncology/Hematology program at the Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. The project showcases and sells the artwork of kids with cancer at various locations throughout the community. The organization donates and delivers art supplies to the hospital throughout the year, and then mats, frames and exhibits selected pieces at various venues throughout the community. Harbour View Gallery is honored to be one of the selected venues. Proceeds from the sale of the childrens artwork go to provide monetary assistance to families in crisis facing the financial challenges of childhood cancer through the Family Emergency Fund, created and funded by the Young Artists Awards. Green Garden, artwork created by Kids With Cancer Edible Landscaping WorkshopA great yard doesnt have to be simply ornamental. It can be beautiful and edible, too. Thats the message master gardener Todd Roy will bring to the Alliance for the Arts GreenMarket on Saturday, June 2 at 10 a.m. His presentation is the next in a series of free gardening events hosted at the weekly GreenMarket. Roy will discuss ways to get the most out of your yard and some of the many fruit trees and shrubs that grow well in Southwest Florida. Hell also address container gardening options and utilizing vertical spaces. His talk is meant to inspire people to use their yards in more productive ways. Roy is a horticulturalist at The Edison & Ford Winter Estates. He says he enjoys working with all facets of horticulture, but his passions are sustainability, organic gardening and edible landscaping. People who are interested in growing at least part of their familys fruits and vegetables in their own yard should not miss this free gardening workshop at the Alliance GreenMarket, located on the corner of McGregor and Colonial in Fort Myers. The GreenMarket supports a more sustainable lifestyle by encouraging people to grow their own food. Its also a hub for everything locally grown, caught and cultivated, with vendors offering fresh local produce, breads, seafood, organic sprouts, tropical fruit, free range eggs, honey, gardening supplies and much more. It is held every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Alliance for the Arts. More information is available at www.ArtInLee.org or by calling 9392787. Lee Republican Womens ClubThe Lee Republican Womens Club (chartered) will hold a dinner meeting at the Crown Plaza Holiday Inn, 13051 Bell Tower Drive in Fort Myers, on Tuesday, June 12. Social hour and registration will begin at 6 p.m., with the dinner and program to follow at 6:30 p.m. Featured speakers at the meeting will include Republican candidates for the Lee County School Board. For more information or to make reservations, call 574-2571. Renaissance Academy Adult Art ProgramsThe Renaissance Academy, Florida Gulf Coast Universitys adult lifelong learning and enrichment program, announced two summer art programs offered at its Fort Myers, Bonita Springs and Naples locations. The first program, a unique art history/fine arts experience, explores the French Impressionist movement via a series of six lecture and pastel drawing classes. The Impressionist series is offered at the Atrium Executive Center, 8695 College Parkway in Fort Myers, on June 5, 7, 12, 13, 19 and 21 from 1 to 4 p.m. The second program, a drawing class titled Zentangle, teaches students an easy-to-learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. The Zentangle program is offered at the FGCU Naples Center, 1010 5th Avenue South in Naples on June 20 and 27 from 1 to 3:30 p.m., and at the Commons Club at the Brooks, 9930 Coconut Road in Bonita Springs on July 19 and 26 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Online registration and cost information is available at https://RegisterRA. fgcu.edu or by calling 425-3272. Todd Roy at the Alliance GreenMarket
17 THE RIVER JUNE 1, 2012 Its Raining Art Exhibition At The Sidney & Berne Davis Art CenterThe Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center presents Its Raining Art, a juried exhibition opening on Friday, June 1 during Art Walk. Artwork will include rain, umbrellas and/or related themes. There were no specific guidelines for dimensions or sizes of the pieces accepted for the exhibit. The curator encouraged innovative and unique installations. The judges of the exhibition are Marcus Jansen, Mary Voytek, Kathy Robinson and Fran Fenning. The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is located at 2301 First Street in downtown Fort Myers. Doors open at 6 p.m. John Dedo Cristinas Raining Hearts Alisha Koyanis Salsa in Spectrum June 1 Art WalkThe next monthly downtown Fort Myers Art Walk will take place on Friday, June 1 with local art galleries and art stops featuring new exhibits and group shows. The monthly Art Walk runs from 6 to 10 p.m. on the first Friday of every month. The June Art Walk will include numerous art galleries and art stops and will feature new art shows, live music and the traditional after party. The public can meet the artists during the show openings. Some art highlights of the June Art Walk: Art of the Olympians Young Artists Awards vocalists Sam Bostic and Sarah Daigle will be performing at the Art of the Olympians Museum from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Art League of Fort Myers Opening reception for Longer Days show. Arts for ACT Gallery Opening reception for exhibit featuring 17 artists from Sanibel Islands Tower Gallery; and artists Gael Collar and Alisha Koyanis. daas Gallery Opening reception for Naples based artist Willow, with her newest collection of paintings entitled Passage. Her sister Bavy will display her enchanting jewel creations for the first time in Fort Myers. HOWL Gallery Monsters Attack Fort Myers, the opening of a new solo exhibition by gallery co-owner, painter and tattoo artist Andy Howl. Cooties, Mr. Peanut, Reddy Kilowatt, Sea-Monkeys and other relics of American pop-culture tower over historic Fort Myers in this new body of paintings and prints inspired by Japanese giant monster movies and retro America. In One Instant The gallery begins its second month as a co-op with the addition of a new photographer (John McCuen) and new photos. The exhibit will showcase 12 different photographers in its main gallery space. Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center Opening for Its Raining Art, a juried exhibition. Artwork will include rain, umbrellas, and/or related themes. Space 39 Gallery Group art show. The Oasis Luxury Towers Mis Amigos, a group show with artists Portilla, Malagon, Valadez, Perez, Fisher and Romero. UNIT A Contemporary Art Space All new 2012 small works on special display. For more information on the June Art Walk, visit www.fortmyersartwalk.com. Tower Gallery Artists On Display At Arts For ACTJoin Arts for ACT Gallery, located at 2265 First Street in downtown Fort Myers, on Friday, June 1 from 6 to 10 p.m. for an exhibit opening reception and June Art Walk. This month, ACT Gallery will feature 17 artists from Sanibel Islands Tower Gallery in the main gallery. Also exhibiting this month in the office gallery is Paper Doll Shadow Box series by Alisha Koyanis, and the exhibit Cues From Picasso Cubism by Gael Collar will be exhibited in the middle gallery room.JoAnne Bedient, Charlie Brown, Andy Browne, Lalita Cofer, Katie Gardenia, Kim Hambor, Charles Lister, Barbara Murdoch, Carole Nasters, Rod Busch, Joan Roberts, Susan Sadler, Sarah Kiser, Connie Sebring, Ron Sebring, Christina Wyatt and Steve Bufter from Sanibels Tower Gallery will be displaying their works in the main gallery salon. These creative artists will come together to share this special exhibit with Fort Myers residents and tourists and to celebrate the fine arts. Expect to see eclectic paintings on wood and wood carvings, acrylic and oil paintings, watercolors, paintings painted with paper, hand-sculpted fantasy art dolls, whimsical magical and endearing mermaids, adornments, raku fired clay, Gyotaku, the Japanese art of fish painting, photography, paintings in the surrealism style, fused glass artistry and more.Also exhibiting off the main salon, Alisha Koyanis will be displaying her Paper Doll Shadow Box series. Koyanis is an up-and-coming self-taught painter residing in Southwest Florida. Born in Nashua, New Hampshire and raised in the tiny state of Rhode Island, she is known for her colorful and whimsical style that started at an early age. She was raised by a mother who dressed her from head to toe in brightly colored outfits which seldom matched. She also creates rock stars on records, weird colorful beasts on canvas and oil paintings of her three fuzzy bunnies. Found objects are Koyanis pallet of choice. If it doesnt move, there is a good chance she will paint on it... and no guarantees if it does move. Gael Collar will be exhibiting Cues From Picassos Cubism off the main gallery in the white gallery room. She works mostly in acrylics, but does portraits and sketches in other medias as well. Collar studied art in New York, Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma and now in Florida, where she continues to train in workshops and classes. She has many varieties of styles, and is always trying new methods to attain higher levels of understanding in what she feels is right for her. Often, she mixes old and new works together to demonstrate her thinking and changes over the years. These exhibits continue through Monday, July 2. Arts for ACT Gallery offers a great opportunity to meet the gallerys featured artists, enjoy some local food and have a glass of wine, and engage in lively artful discussions. Abstract SeaGrapes II by Barb Murdoch Gael Collars Picasso Cubism-inspired art Paper Doll series by Alisha Koyanis From page 4Transit Of Venusshould be possible to triangulate the distance to Venus using the principles of parallax. The idea galvanized scientists who set off on expeditions around the world to view a pair of transits in the 1760s. For more news and information as the date of transit approaches, call the Calusa Nature Center at 275-3435 or visit www. calusanature.org, www.theeyepiece.org, and http://science.nasa.gov. Portions of this article were written by Dr. Tony Phillips, Science@NASA.
Fort Myers Persinger Earns One Of The Largest Scholarships Awarded By Womens Soccer Powerhouseby Ed FrankBorn premature and, according to her doctors, likely too small to ever play competitive sports, 18-year-old Erin Persinger of Fort Myers has been awarded the largest collegiate soccer scholarship ever given by the perennial womens soccer powerhouse Maryville College in Maryville, Tennessee. Erins story is one of perseverance and competitive drive, a youngster who defied most odds to become one of the areas top high school soccer players having completed a four-year varsity career that started at South Fort Myers High School and concluded the final three years at Bishop Verot High School. She has garnered all-county honors as a leading scorer and for her scoring assists. Maryville College is a small liberal arts institution that year after year dominates womens soccer in the Great South Athletic Conference. Here is a sampling of their record: 10 consecutive conference regular titles; nine consecutive conference tournament championships; a 109-game unbeaten streak in conference play; an astounding 114-3-3 record in conference competition; eight NCAA tournament appearances and a record of 276-133-22 in the 21-year history of womens soccer at Maryville. This soccer background coupled the schools high academic standards are the reasons why Persinger chose Maryville over other offers. She plans to pursue a degree in communications. As early as 12 years old, she displayed her athletic talents not in soccer but in softball. She was honored by the Little League Hall of Fame among the top one percent of all 12-year-old girls for her batting, pitching and stolen bases. But come high school, she concentrated on soccer. Perhaps her athletic skills are no surprise as her parents, Stacey and Earl Persinger, were collegiate golfers and have been active in amateur golf in Southwest Florida. And her younger sister, Emma, 14, already drives the ball more than 200 yards and plans to compete in high school golf. If you want something bad enough and are willing to work hard enough, you can reach your goal. Thats the story of young Erin Persinger. Florida Everblades Capture Kelly Cup For 14 years, loyal hockey fans have supported the Florida Everblades and that support was recognized last week when the Everblades won their first ECHL Kelly Cup Championship. A sell-out, standing-roomonly crowd of 7,290 jammed Germain Arena to witness the Everblades defeat the Las Vegas Wranglers, 3-2, in overtime to win the coveted trophy four games to one. After losing the first game in the best-of-seven series, the Everblades swept Las Vegas four straight. It was the third time that the local hockey team had reached the ECHL finals, having lost twice previously. The Everblades join the defunct Florida Firecats, who captured the arenafootball2 title in 2004, as the only locally-based professional team to win a championship. Tarpons Remain Perfect At 10-0 The Florida Tarpons pounded the Mississippi Hound Dogs, 55-24, last Saturday at Germain Arena to improve their perfect season record to 10-0. The local indoor football team has a bye this week and will complete the regular season next Saturday at home against the Western Pennsylvania Sting. By virtue of their first place standing in the Southern Conference of the Ultimate Indoor Football League, the Tarpons will host the conference championship on June 25. Tickets are available at the Germain box office. Miracle Home This Weekend Against Daytona The Fort Myers Miracle are home at Hammond Stadium for four games this weekend against the Daytona Cubs starting tonight (Friday) at 7:05 p.m. The Miracle began the week with a 20-30 season record and 5-5 in their last 10 games. Daytona was 19-28 on the season through Monday of this week. The first pitch tomorrow is 6:05 p.m. with a Sunday matinee at 1:05 p.m. and the series finale on Monday at 7:05 p.m. Erin Persinger (#12) is going to Maryville College Students Visit To Ballpark Was A Home RunThe Immokalee Foundation students recently spent a day at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers, experiencing the ballpark and watching the Minnesota Twins play the Boston Red Sox. Last November, TIF supporter Ted Nering attended TIFs 2011 Charity Classic Celebration, where he placed the winning bid on an auction item a day at the ballpark with the Minnesota Twins. It was a bid inspired by his grandchildren, Nicholas and Diana, who had their own hopes of attending a professional baseball game. The group took photos on the field, sat in the dugout, toured the press box, enjoyed the game in a private suite overlooking the park with lunch and received an official Twins baseball cap. The 2012 Charity Classic Celebration is slated for November 16 at The Ritz Carlton Beach Resort in Naples. For additional information, call 430-9122 or visit www.immokaleefoundation.org. TIF students enjoying the private suite experience Ted Nering with grandchildren Diana and Nicholas TIF group with Ted Nering Maria Espinoza and Mandi Perez THE RIVER JUNE 1, 201218
Flounder with Blue Crab Stuffing 1 four-pound flounder 1/4 cup vegetable oil Remove scales, head and viscera from flounder. Rinse then cut flounder, using a sharp knife, lengthways down the middle of its dark side. The cut should be as deep as the back bone will allow. Tilt knife sideways and cut horizontally along each side of the backbone to make two pockets. Place fish on an oiled baking pan and loosely fill both pockets with Blue Crab Stuffing, see recipe below. Brush flounder with oil, making sure the fins are well coated. Bake at 350 F for 30 to 40 minutes or until the fish flakes easily. Blue Crab Stuffing 1 pound blue crab meat 1/2 cup onion, chopped 1 cup celery, chopped 1 green bell pepper, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup butter 2 cups soft bread crumbs 3 eggs, beaten 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped 1/2 teaspoon pepper Remove pieces of shell or cartilage from crab meat. Cook onion, celery, green pepper and garlic in butter until tender, but not brown. Add remaining ingredients; mix well. Stuffing for six 3/4pound flounder or one 4-pound flounder. Yields 6 servings Nutritional Value Per Serving Calories 696, Calories From Fat 252, Total Fat 28g, Saturated Fat 10g, Cholesterol 346mg, Total Carbohydrate 27g, Protein 80g. Flounder with Blue Crab Stuffing 19 THE RIVER JUNE 1, 2012 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 Veterans Park Recreation Center ClassesNew classes are being offered at Veterans Park Recreation Center, 55 Homestead Road South in Lehigh Acres. Youth Soccer Academy Ages 4 to 14 will learn the basics of soccer. Let your child experience participating in a team sport while having fun and getting a little exercise. This new monthly class will be held inside the rec center gymnasium. A $10 facility membership fee is required to participate in this class. Soccer classes will be held on Saturdays, June 9, 16 and 23 as well as Sunday, June 10, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Cost is $30 for four classes. July classes will be announced soon. For more information, contact Veterans Park Rec Center at 369-1521 or Coach Danny at 271-4772 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Personal Training Personal training with Jerri Anderson, who has over 26 years of teaching and training experience, is offered to ages 14 and older. If you are looking to get fit or motivated and need a jump start, then you have come to the right place. Anderson specializes in both land and water fitness. After meeting with you, she will customize a plan to suit your needs. Whether you are interested in free weights, proper use of the exercise machines, aquatic exercises or are in need of post doctor released rehab and strength building, Jerri can cover it all. She is very creative and will make your personalized plan fun for you. The cost is $45 per hour session. Stop by and check out Jerris Total Body Conditioning Class on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. at Veterans Park Recreation Center. This class is free to any member 18 and older during the months of June and July. Yoga If yoga is more your style, instructor Jerri Anderson offers a monthly yoga class that is suitable for all levels. It is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Classes start on June 19. The cost is $30 for four classes, $55 for eight classes or drop-in for $10 per class. A $10 facility membership fee is required to participate any of the above classes. For more information, contact Jerri Anderson at 218-1491 or Veterans Park Recreation Center at 369-1521. 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. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
THE RIVER JUNE 1, 201220 Financial FocusGen Xers Juggle A Variety Of Financial Issues by Jennifer BaseyIf youre part of Generation X the age cohort born between the mid-1960s and the early 1980s youre probably in one of the busiest phases of your life, as youre well into your working years and, at the same time, busy raising a family. But just as youre multi-tasking in your life, youll also need to address multiple financial goals. In seeking to accomplish your key objectives, you may be asking yourself a variety of questions, including the following: Should I contribute as much as possible to my IRA and 401(k)? In a word, yes. Your earnings on a traditional Individual Retirement Account (IRA) and a 401(k) grow on a tax-deferred basis, so your money can accumulate faster than it would if placed in an investment on which you paid taxes every year. Plus, since you typically make 401(k) contributions with pretax dollars, the more you contribute, the lower your taxable income. And your traditional IRA contributions may be taxdeductible, depending on your income. If you meet income guidelines, you can contribute to a Roth IRA, which provides tax-free earnings, provided you meet certain conditions. Should I put away money for my kids college education? Its not easy to fund your retirement accounts plus save money for your childrens college education. Still, college is expensive, so if you feel strongly about helping to pay for the high costs of higher education, you may want to explore college funding vehicles, such as a 529 plan, which offers tax advantages. Should I pay down my mortgage or invest those funds? Most of us dream of freeing ourselves from a mortgage some day. So, as your career advances and your income rises, you may wonder if you should make bigger mortgage payments. On one hand, theres no denying the psychological benefits youd receive from paying off your mortgage. However, you may want to consider putting any extra money into your investment portfolio to help as you work toward your retirement goals. Work with your financial advisor to determine what may be most appropriate for your portfolio. Do I have enough insurance in place to protect my family? You may hear that you need seven or eight times your annual income in life insurance, but theres really no right figure for everyone. You may want to consult with a financial advisor tocontinued on page 26 Shell Points Newest Assisted Living Facility Welcomes First ResidentThe newest assisted living facility (ALF) at Shell Point Retirement Community has officially opened its doors for new residents, and Virginia Moore was the first person to move in. On April 11, Moore moved into her studio apartment to enjoy the services and lifestyle offered at Shell Point. I first heard about The Springs construction and renovation plan from good friends of mine that are Shell Point residents said Moore. I had always dreamed of coming to Shell Point Retirement Community, but never thought it would be possible. On the day that I moved in, I was met by all The Springs staff welcoming me to my new home; it is something that I will never forget. I was overwhelmed with emotions and was so excited to move in About a year ago, I made the move from living independently to moving in with my daughter Judy and son-in-law Stu. They took amazing care of me but I couldnt help but feel I was depriving them of spending time with their own children, she continued. My daughter and son-in-law would often stay home with me instead of taking long trips to see their kids as desired. I am so happy to be at The Springs where I can receive assistance with tasks that used to be difficult for me to manage alone. The help I receive here with these simple tasks allow me the opportunity to spend time doing things that I love, such as reading. At 94, it is all about energy management! The Springs is the third ALF at Shell Point. The community opened the Kings Crown on The Island at Shell Point in 1987, and added The Arbor in The Woodlands at Shell Point in 2005. New to the Shell Point lifecare tradition, The Springs offers assisted living services to the public on a month-to-month private pay basis. The Springs assisted living services are available at an economical rate while maintaining the high quality care that Shell Point is well known for. Providing assisted living services on a monthly basis, allows residents a higher degree of flexibility and provides us with the ability to offer seasonal and respite stays. It has been so satisfying to watch our first several residents move in. The caring relationships have started to develop between our new residents and staff said Rita Southern, director of Assisted Living and Resident Support Services. We all are very honored that both the residents and their families trust us and place their needs and care in our hands. The location of The Springs at the entrance to Shell Point is less than two miles from the Sanibel Causeway. The Springs all-inclusive monthly rate, excluding personal laundry, helps residents and their families plan for the most effective use of their resources. The facilitys amenities and services include a heated swimming pool, exercise facilities, transportation, dining, 24-hour healthcare staffing, and a professional activities leader who coordinates high-quality events and activities, educational and entertainment programs, and opportunities for socialization and personal growth. Representatives of The Springs are available to assist individuals or families through the steps involved in making the transition as smooth and simple as possible. For information about The Springs at Shell Point or to request a brochure, call 454-2077, email email@example.com or visit www.shellpoint.org/assistedliving. Rita Southern, McKenzie Millis, Virginia Moore and Vivian Ciulla Condo and HOAConflicts In Governing Documentsby Jason R. Himschoot, Attorney at LawYouve just been elected to your community associations board of directors and congratulations are in order or so you thought. In the diverse world of community association governance, there are many challenges that any board faces. Some are expected, like conflicts between neighbors and even board members. However, some conflicts are not expected, like conflicts in the associations governing documents. What is a board to do when such a problem arises? It is always prudent to consult counsel when questions of this type come up, but below is a brief outline regarding the pecking order of the governing documents as established by law and an example of how a conflict among the provisions of the associations governing documents can surface. Each community has its own unique set of documents, usually consisting the Declaration, Bylaws, Articles of Incorporation, and Rules and Regulations. Some communities have comprehensive governing documents, some have very bare-bone documents, and others lie in between. Ultimately, the board must be familiar with their contents and how they should be implemented. Generally, the order of priority is: 1. Statute 2. Declaration 3. Bylaws 4. Articles of Incorporation 5. Rules and Regulations If there is a conflict between an applicable statute and a provision of a declaration, the statute controls. If there is a conflict between the declaration and the bylaws, the declaration controls and so on. Fertile areas for discrepancy often lie in membership voting provisions, rental restrictions, and pet regulations. As an illustration, in Tower House Condominium. Inc. v. Millman, the association held a unit owner vote to purchase an adjacent parking lot. The meeting was attended by 68 of 84 unit owners. All 68 members who attended the meeting voted in favor of the purchase and each member was then assessed $6,000 for their proportional share. The association relied on its bylaws, which provided that only a 75 percent approval of all members constituting a quorum to make additions or capital improvements to the condominium property to go ahead and purchase the parking lot. Owners that did not pay the assessments had a lien placed on their property. The non-paying owners filed suit and thecontinued on page 26
21 THE RIVER JUNE 1, 2012 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPHello Readers, I read some information recently about playground safety for toddlers and preschool children that I want to share with you. This information caught me by surprise and it may surprise you as well since it is such a counterintuitive behavior for a caring parent or caregiver. It seems that if you, as a parent or caregiver, goes on a slide holding your child, the chances of your child injuring him/herself is significantly higher. You are trying to protect the child from injury on a slide and yet the very force of an adult sitting behind a child on a slide can cause a childs leg to break. Dr. John Gaffney, a pediatric orthopedic specialist, reported that every spring he sees a high number of young children with broken legs from slide accidents. As soon as the weather gets warm, this starts to happen, Dr. Gaffney said. Its so common, but parents say, How did I not know about this? I thought it was doing something good for my child by having them sit on my lap. Although nobody keeps national statistics, orthopedic specialists say they treat a number of toddlers and young children each year with broken legs as a result of riding down the slide on a parents lap. A study at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, New York found that nearly 14 percent of pediatric leg fractures over an 11-month period involved toddlers riding down the slide with a parent. Dr. Gaffney conducted the Mineola study, after he had treated a sudden increase of playground slide fractures. The hospitals data indicated that every sliding fracture involved a child younger than 3 riding in an adults lap. The fracture might not be instantly noticeable, but typically the child seemed to be in pain and could not put weight on the leg. This is clearly a situation when a child is safer by himself. If a foot gets caught while the child is sliding alone, he can just stop moving or twist around until it comes free. But when a child is sitting in an adult lap, the force of the adults weight behind him ends up breaking his leg. Dr. Ed Holt, an orthopedic surgeon from Annapolis, Maryland, has also seen an increase in what he calls sliding board fractures. He wants parents and children to go to playgrounds together and even play on slides, but he is extremely concerned about the risks of sliding with a child on your lap. Dr. Holt recommends to prevent the injury, the best solution is to allow a child to slide by himself, with supervision and instructions on how to play safely. Young children can be placed on the slide at the halfway point with a parent standing next to the slide. At the very least, parents should remove a childs shoes before riding down the slide with the child on their laps, and make sure the childs legs dont touch the sides or sliding surface. Dr. Holt has been so concerned about this problem that he has made an instructional video for YouTube that tells parents about this danger and how to avoid it. Its about two minutes long and well worth watching. Here is the link www. youtube.com/watch?v=6EzJL3qp-eI. His message is simple. Go to the playground, have fun and if you choose to go down the slide, just make sure to do it safely. Ms. Greggs is adjunct faculty at Edison State College where she teaches psychology and education courses. She is also Nationally Certified School Psychologist and consultant for School Consultation Services, a private educational consulting company. Questions for publication may be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Not all questions submitted can be addressed through this publication. CONGRATULATIONS Jordan Pat Cuevas On April 27, Jordan Cuevas received his doctorate degree in statistics from Florida State University, where he also earned his bachelors degree in economics and masters degree in statistics. He was a class of 2003 graduate of Fort Myers High School. Dr. Cuevas has accepted a position as assistant professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York. Dr. Cuevas is the son of Mark and Valerie Davis and brother of Jake Davis, who have been Sanibel residents since 1996. Uncommon Evening Tickets Still AvailableTheres still time to make reservations for individual and table sponsor tickets for the Uncommon Evening, an annual event sponsored by the Uncommon Friends Foundation. The gala evening is being held on Thursday, June 7 at Harborside Event Center, 1375 Monroe Street in Fort Myers. Robbie Roepstorff, president of Edison National Bank/Bank of the Islands, will be presented an honorary life membership in the Uncommon Friends Foundation. The 2012 Business Ethics Award will be presented to one of three area businesses, which have been named as finalists. The seventh annual Business Ethics Award finalists are Colliers International Southwest Florida, Hope HealthCare Service and Ted Todd Insurance Agency. Other features of the evening will be the presentation of Character Education Teacher Awards and scholarships to 16 recipients. The event begins with a social hour at 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend. Individual tickets are $60. Tables of eight and sponsorships are available. Contact Arlene Roth at 337-9503 or aroth@ uncommonfriends.org for more information. The Uncommon Friends Foundation, established in 1993, is a character education foundation whose mission is to instill ethics, moral values and a sense of purpose in tomorrows leaders. The foundation is dedicated to enriching society by promoting the positive values author James D. Newton discovered in five unique men and their wives Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone, Dr. Alexis Carrel and Charles Lindbergh intellectual giants who helped shape the 20th century. Additional information about the foundation and tickets for the Uncommon Evening may be obtained by calling 3379505 or visiting www.uncommonfriends. org. Historical Walking Tours OfferedTrue Tours Historical Walking Tours will continue throughout the summer months on Friday and Saturday at 10:30 a.m. All tours start at the Franklin Shops, located at 2200 First Street in downtown Fort Myers. Call 945-0405 for additional details and tour information. Reservations are required. Randys Auto Repair, LLCwww.RandysAutoRepairLLC.com16191 San Carlos Blvd, Ste 1Fort Myers, FL 33908Tel. 267-2556FOREIGN & DOMESTIC BUMPER TOBUMPER OIL CHANGE SPECIAL $17.99 (up to 5 qts.)Lic No. MV 81675 HOURS: M-F: 9am 5:30pm Sat & Sun: By Appt.Ich spreche DeutschCommunity Blood Drive To Help Combat Summer ShortagesLee Memorial Blood Centers will be hosting a community blood drive at the Edison Mall (inside in front of Dillards), 4125 Cleveland Avenue in Fort Myers, on Thursday, June 7 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Friday, June 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All donors receive a T-shirt and goody bag with coupons, while supplies last. John Sheppard, Guinness Book of World Records record holder for the most blood donated, will be present for a meet-and-greet on June 8 from 1 to 3 p.m. The need for blood locally remains constant, and donations are needed to offset summer blood shortages. People can donate a pint of blood every 56 days. Donors are encouraged to eat a meal prior to giving blood and drink plenty of water. Photo ID is required at donation time. Blood donation requirements include a minimum weight of 110 pounds and minimum age of 17. A 16-year-old may donate blood with written parental consent. There is no upper age limit for donating blood. Many health conditions and medications do NOT prevent someone from donating blood. People taking insulin, blood pressure, thyroid and cholesterol medications, aspirin, antidepressants and hormone replacement can give blood. Tattoos are also okay as long as they are healed and have been done in a reputable tattoo facility. Call 343-2333 with any questions. Our email address is email@example.com
THE RIVER JUNE 1, 201222 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Top Team ReceptionThe event committee for the 2012 Lee County Making Strides Against Breast Cancer held a top team reception at Mastello Italian Restaurant in Fort Myers on May 17. The event recognized the top fundraising teams from 2011 and provided information on registering new teams and fundraising tips. In 2011, the event raised more than $185,000 toward research for finding a cure for breast cancer. Dr. Janet Sperry from Premiere Oncology presented information on the advancements of early detection and the treatment of breast cancer citing that many of the technologies and medications used to diagnosecontinued on page 25 Wendy Tomac, Debra Newell and Fran Barker photos courtesy of Krista Cartee, Priority Marketing Margie Tann, Stephen Sperry, Dr. Janet Sperry and Beth Hayes Kathy Zocki and Laura Puerto Angela Brawn and Linda Suskie Linda Schoonmaker and Joy Ellen Ryan Jo Wilson and Darla Betzer Toni Sheppard and Sybil Edgar deaRPharmacistNatural Performance Boostersby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: I have reason to suspect that members of my sons high school baseball team are using steroids to give them an edge on the competition. Are there any safe, natural alternatives to enhance performance? GH, Gainesville, Florida Steroid abuse among teenage athletes is indeed cause for concern. Side effects range from acne and increased aggressiveness to high blood pressure and liver damage. To really dissuade your son, tell him that side effects could include girly breasts that need to be surgically removed. While steroid use might promote muscularity, it could ultimately short-change his stature by several inches of height. Okay, lecture over. A fascinating study just completed in 2012 by researchers at the Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago found that the aroma of jasmine flowers helped professional baseball players improve their batting performance. No joke. In this study, the players took a whiff of their wristband, which was impregnated with the scent of jasmine, and then they stepped up to the plate. Batter up. At another point in the study, the players stepped up to the plate and sniffed wristbands that did not have jasmine aroma. Players batting performance was evaluated by judges who had no idea which players had sniffed jasmine-infused wristbands. Players evaluated their own performance as well. Long story short, the researchers concluded that jasmine helped improve the mechanics of swinging the bat, the overall bat speed as well as the trajectory of the ball. These results suggest that jasmine could have potential utility in not only enhancing athletic ability, but also other endeavors requiring precise-hand eye coordination, researches concluded. Such endeavors might include things like micro-surgery and musical performance, they noted. Lead researcher Alan Hirsch, MD, said that he wasnt surprised by the findings, as previous studies have shown jasmine to improve athletic performance in other sports, including bowling. Strike! My 19-year-old son said this all sounded a little hokey, but given what teenage locker rooms smell like, several drops of jasmine on a wristband will go unnoticed by the other guys. If your son is overly concerned about smelling too feminine, keep the wristband in a baggie and slip it on in the field. Inhale deeply before the game, several times. Please share my column with your sons coach so he can get the whole team on board. They have nothing to lose... except the playoffs. Another natural performance enhancer that I like is the age-old herb called rhodiola (Rhodiola rosea). Studies have yet to find a single harmful side-effect with rhodiola, an adaptogen frequently used to lift mood and destress you mentally. But, of course, ask your doctor if its right for you or if its okay to take the herb for a couple of weeks before the big game, or even before finals. Its sold nationwide, along with pure essential oil of jasmine. 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, Finally, I did what I have never done before: I cleaned out my clothes closets and ended up with two piles one for the garbage and one for Goodwill. During my growing up years, I always had to wear my sisters hand-me-downs and wear them until they were threadbare. I hated it! Times improved, of course, but even now I cant throw away clothes until they are worn out. But I did it today. What is wrong with this old pack rat? Peggy Dear Peggy, You learned your lessons too well as a result of the Depression of the 1930s. Many seniors, men and women, wear clothing long out of style, that doesnt fit, is the wrong color, etc. because they think that they will get thin again or must wear it until it is worn out. Cleaning out your clothes closets you have done yourself a great service. Try and consult a fashion advisor at a major store or fashion boutique and maybe they will help you become the new you. Lizziecontinued on page 25
23 THE RIVER JUNE 1, 2012 Dr. DaveOrchids And Hydrantsby Dr. Dave HepburnShould you possess a deep and fervent passion for orchids, I strongly suggest that you stop reading this article and turn from this page to something more edifying, like the back cover. For those still reading, you are about to learn some real medical terms that might affect the way you look at orchids. Unfortunately for flower lovers, the root of an orchid happens to resemble the male testicle. Greek doctors thought it would be cool to name various organs after various plants. Xerxes, cut along the patients creeping myrtle until you reach the petunia, then reach in and remove the honeysuckle. And so to this day, any medical term that deals with the male nether region employ the term orchid. For example: Orchitis Inflammation of the testes, often caused by mumps Orchiectomy Surgical removal of a testicle (usually as a result of cancer) Criptorchidism When a newborns testicle has not descended from the abdomen down into its vase Orchiopexy The procedure of repairing criptorchidism by retrieving the testicle and stitching it to the scrotum By now, most men reading this column are wincing and grimacing and have both hands tucked protectively between their clenched knees. I am now typing with my nose. But how often have you guys caught yourself admitting that youd give your left orchid to be the worlds greatest athlete? Lance Armstrong, arguably the worlds best athlete, if not its most inspirational one, did just that in 1996. Ranked the worlds top cyclist, Armstrong was diagnosed with an advanced testicular cancer that had spread to his brain and lungs. Critically ill, his chance of survival was less than 50 percent. His French sponsor, knowing the odds, quit. He underwent an orchiectomy and time trialled new and aggressive chemotherapy. He beat the odds, beat the cancer and went on to beat the top cyclists in the world! And he did so with panache. Not only did he re-enter the grueling cycling circuit, he went on to win the prestigious Tour de France seven consecutive years, from 1999 to 2005. During this amazing feat, Armstrong emphatically stamped his victory over testicular cancer when his wife gave birth to twin girls. One good orchid produced two more kids. When paranoid medical students are first taught how to check for certain diseases, we often examined our own body first. For example, when our professor discussed lymph nodes, the entire class would in unison begin palpating our own necks or the necks of those nearby. For the next week, we were all pawing, probing and prodding for lymphomas or other nodal disasters. So when we were taught that the commonest cancer of men age 15 to 35 is testicular cancer, well, the sight that followed was not a pretty one. A full one-third of us ended up concerned if not convinced that we were about to donate an orchid to the great flowerpot in the sky. Testicular cancer is usually not terribly deadly and, in fact, not all that common. However, the incidence of testicular cancer has risen 51 percent in the past 40 years. Oddly enough, criptorchidism (see above), a well-known risk factor for testicular cancer, has risen 60 percent over the same time frame. Another oddity is that testicular cancer attacks white men almost exclusively. Maybe this is why we cant jump. So current recommendations are that once a month, males over age 15 should do a careful orchid inspection. Best done in a warm shower, cancer will feel like a hard, painless peanut. If cancer is present, then orchiectomy is the definitive cure. For those concerned about how things will look at the beach after an orchiectomy, silicone and now saline prosthesis are available. If you think thats nuts (sorry), then youll love the fact that even male dogs can actually have replacements called Neuticles after they have been fixed. Makes us a little more confident around the hydrant. Like the column? Youll LOVE the book the Doctor is In(sane), available at Sanibel Island Bookshop. Contact Dr. Dave or read more at www. wisequacks.org. Dean W. Larson, M.D. Board Certi ed Eyelid Surgeon since 1990 Diplomat of e American Board of Ophthalmology Over 15,000 surgeries performed successfully Serving Lee, Charlotte & Hendry County patients for over 19 yearsWe are conveniently located on the corner of Summerlin and Winkler. 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PUZZLE ANSWERS My Stars FOR WEEK OF JUNE 4, 2012ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A headsup alert to all free-spirited Ewes and Rams: Be wary of a deal that could result in compromising your independence. Check every detail before making a commitment. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) New facts emerge that help put an irksome workplace situation in perspective. Meanwhile, pay more attention to a family member who needs your wisdom and strength. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A slight setback in plans is nothing to worry about. Use this delay to deal with a number of matters you might have ignored for too long. Expect news from someone in your past. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Youre entering a period of stability. Use it to straighten out any outstanding problems related to a very personal situation. Also, pay closer attention to financial matters. LEO (July 23 to August 22) As much as you love being a social Lion, you might well benefit from staying out of the spotlight for a while. You need time to reflect on some upcoming decisions. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A difficult family situation improves, thanks to your timely intervention. You can now start to focus more of your attention on preparing for a possible career change. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) An on-the-job change works to your benefit by offering new opportunities. Its up to you to check them out. Meanwhile, a stalled romantic situation starts up again. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) That flare-up of Scorpian temperament cools down, leaving you more receptive to suggestions about changes that might need to be made in your personal life. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) An unusual period of indecisiveness is a mite frustrating. But things soon clear up, allowing the sage Sagittarian to make those wise pronouncements again. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) You might feel that you know best, but its not a good idea at this time to try to force your opinions on others. Best advice: Inspire change by example, not by intimidation. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Some setbacks could affect your plans to fortify your financial situation. But things start moving again by early next week. Meanwhile, enjoy your resurgent social life. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Show that often-hidden steely spine of yours as you once again stand up to an emotional bully. Youve got the strength to do it, especially as friends rally to your side. BORN THIS WEEK: Your ruling planet, Mercury, endows you with a gift for writing. Have you considered penning the worlds greatest novel? On June 8, 632, in Saudi Arabia, Muhammad, founder of Islam, dies in the arms of Aishah, his third wife. In 610, in a cave north of Mecca, Muhammad had a vision in which he heard God command him to become the Arab prophet of the true religion. He began having religious revelations, which he collected as the Quran. On June 5, 1933, the United States goes off the gold standard, a monetary system in which currency is backed by gold. The Great Depression of the 1930s had frightened the public into hoarding gold. Roosevelt ordered all gold coins and gold certificates in denominations of more than $100 turned in for other money. On June 4, 1942, the Battle of Midway -one of the most decisive U.S. victories against Japan during World War II -begins. During the four-day sea-and-air battle, the U.S. Pacific Fleet succeeded in destroying four Japanese aircraft carriers while losing only one of its own. On June 9, 1956, one of the worlds top-selling crime novelists, Patricia Cornwell, best known for her forensic pathologist character Dr. Kay Scarpetta, is born in Miami. Cornwells first novel, Postmortem, was released in 1990. On June 7, 1962, the banking institution Credit Suisse opens the first drivethrough bank in Zurich, Switzerland. The drive-through featured eight glass pavilions and a sensor on the ground that activated a light trail that directed drivers to the next available bay. On June 6, 1981, more than 500 passengers are killed when their train plunges into the Baghmati River in India. The rail accident was caused by an engineer who braked too hard to keep from hitting a cow that was crossing the tracks over a bridge. Seven cars derailed into the river. On June 10, 1979, actor Paul Newman roars into second place in the 47th 24 Hours of Le Mans, the famous sports-car endurance race held annually in Le Mans, France. In 1969, Newman starred as a race-car driver in the movie Winning, performing many of the high-speed scenes himself without a stunt double. It was, unsurprisingly, comedian and writer W.C. Fields who said, I am free of all prejudices. I hate everyone equally. Even if you havent heard the They Might Be Giants song Istanbul (Not Constantinople) you are probably aware that the Turkish metropolis has undergone name changes throughout its long history. It seems that when the name was Constantinople, it was common for residents of the area to refer to things in the city, which in the Aegean dialect of Greek is pronounced is tan polin. Eventually the name stuck, and in 1930 Turkish authorities formally adopted the name Istanbul. The giant squid has the distinction of possessing the largest eyes of any animal -theyre as big as pie plates. For a queen bee, laying 3,000 eggs is all in a days work. Evidencing a drastic change in the nature of the United States since its agrarian beginnings, today only a quarter of Americans live in rural areas. The next time youre in the jungle observing gorillas, be sure to notice if one sticks out its tongue. That means its angry. In the filming of the original Star Trek television series, the ships transporter was used simply to cut costs. With it, characters could move from one set to another without having to shoot costly landing scenes. As a side note, the sparkling effect that could be seen when characters were transported was created by aluminum dust. If youre like the average American, youll eat nine pounds of peanuts this year. Those who study such things say youre more likely to be bitten by a mosquito if youve just eaten a banana. Eminent posts make great men greater, and little men less. -Jean de la Bruyere THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY 1. MUSIC: Who wrote and performed the song Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard? 2. THEATER: My Fair Lady is a modern musical adaptation of which play? 3. GEOGRAPHY: The Palace of Versailles is located near what city? 4. PHYSICS: What is the branch of physics that deals with light? 5. LITERATURE: Who wrote Doctor Zhivago? 6. LANGUAGE: What is the American term for the British perambulator? 7. ROYALS: From what house did Great Britains King Edward VIII descend? 8. PSYCHOLOGY: What does someone fear if he or she has chronomentrophobia? 9. SCIENCE: What is an ichnite? 10. PRESIDENTS: Which U.S. president said, The chief business of the American people is business? TRIVIA TEST 1. Paul Simon 2. Pygmalion 3. Paris 4. Optics 5. Boris Pasternak 6. Baby carriage 7. The House of Windsor 8. Clocks 9. Fossil footprint 10. Calvin Coolidge. ANSWERS1. Snuffy Stirnweiss (1944) and Alfonso Soriano (2002). 2. None. 3. Oregons Chip Kelly, in 2009. 4. Moses Malone had 32 points and 38 rebounds in a game in 1982. 5. Rick Martin had 52 goals in the 1973-74 season. 6. It was 1996, when Justin Huish won gold. 7. Lee Trevino (1968) and Lee Janzen (1993). ANSWERS SPORTS QUIZ 1. In 2009, Robinson Cano became the third New York Yankees 2nd baseman to get 100 runs and 200 hits in the same season. Name the first two to do it. 2. Reliever John Franco pitched in 1,199 games during his 21-year major-league career. In how many different seasons did he lead the N.L. in games pitched? 3. Who was the first football coach in Pac-10 history to win an outright conference title in his first season as head coach? 4. Name the last NBA player to have a game of at least 30 points and 30 rebounds before Minnesotas Kevin Love did it in (2010)? 5. Who was the Buffalo Sabres first 50-goal scorer? 6. When was the last time the U.S. won a gold medal in mens individual archery at the Olympics? 7. In 2011, Rory McIlroy became the third mens golfer to break 70 for all four rounds of the U.S. Open. Who were the other two to do it?DID YOU KNOWTHE RIVER JUNE 1, 201224
25 THE RIVER JUNE 1, 2012 Local High School Students Save Lives, Earn $54,000 In ScholarshipsDuring the past school year, 13 Lee County high schools participated in the Lee Memorial Blood Centers 9th annual High School Blood Drive Challenge. Each high school is eligible to earn scholarship dollars for blood collected. More than 7,000 students (ages 16 and older) and faculty participated during their schools blood drives and units of blood were collected for the patients in the Lee Memorial Health System. Since a single unit of blood can save more than one life, over 11,000 patients have benefitted from high school blood donations. Parents and relatives of students were also invited to participate. Some high schools held as many as four blood drives during the school year. There are students who will have donated a gallon (eight units) or more of blood by the time they graduate high school. $54,600 in scholarship money is being awarded to seniors at these area high schools. Every drop of blood collected on the Lee Memorial Bloodmobiles remains in our community to help friends, neighbors and loved ones. Approximately 800-plus units of blood are needed each week to meet the growing demands for blood. The Lee Memorial Blood Centers also supply blood and blood products to the Level II Trauma Center at Lee Memorial as well as to the Regional Cancer Center. Open since 1916, Lee Memorial Health System is the sixth largest public health system in the United States and the largest community-owned health system in Southwest Florida. An award-winning health care system, it provides regional programs, such as our Trauma Center and Childrens Hospital, which serve our community members from Tampa to Miami. Visit www.leememorial.org for more information. High School Number of Blood Drives Number of Participants Units Collected Scholarship $$ Earned Cape Coral3866734$7,000 Riverdale4905733$7,000 East Lee County3929725$7,000 Ida Baker4795664$7,000 North Fort Myers4710597$6,000 Mariner3577475$4,000 Estero2458388$4,000 Gateway Charter3414333$2,600 Fort Myers2354277$2,600 Cypress Lake2328272$2,600 South Fort Myers2275226$1,600 Dunbar2216176$1,600 Bishop Verot2190162$1,600 TOTALS7,0175,762$54,600 Private Wealth Group Pledges $100,000 To Childrens HospitalThe Lee Memorial Health System Foundation announced that it has received a pledge of $100,000 from The Wolf, Metzger & Maurillo Private Wealth Group of Wells Fargo Advisors. Funds will be directed toward The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Floridas Capital Campaign and will be acknowledged via a naming gift of a patient room within the new facilitys Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The new Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida will house 136 beds and many specialty services to treat the most critically-ill children and their families. The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida serves children from Lee, Collier, Hendry, Charlotte and Glades counties. We are committed to the communities we serve and are proud to lend our support to this new life-saving pediatric facility, said partner Kurt Maurillo, CFP, first vice president and investment officer. Our group seeks out philanthropic causes that help increase the quality of life in the areas we serve. We are honored to support the medical excellence of The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida and to support lifesaving health care for local children. We are deeply grateful for the support of Wolf, Metzger & Maurillo in helping us to provide state-of-the art medical care to the children of Southwest Florida, added Lee Memorial Health System CFO Sharon MacDonald. Philanthropy remains paramount in achieving our goals of providing the finest in medical care for children and providing that care close to home. Scott Metzger, left, and Kurt Maurillo of Wolf, Metzger and Maurillo present a pledge of $100,000 to The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida CATS & DOGSFrom page 22Making Stridesand treat breast cancer patients were made possible through the funding of research from the American Cancer Society. The 2012 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K walk will take place on Saturday, October 20 at Tanger Outlets in Fort Myers. Teams can register to participate in the event and track fundraising efforts through the organizations website at www.putonyourpinkbra.com/leecounty. The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy and service. Call ACS 24 hours a day at 1-800-ACS-2345. From page 22Mom And MeDear Peggy, I do not think anything is wrong with you. Our behavior, wore clothes until the clothes were thread worn, it makes sense you would continue to do that until you make a change. It sounds like you have made a change... and change can be very good. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is email@example.com.
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CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE MONDAY AT NOONTHE RIVER JUNE 1, 201228 HELP WANTED HELP WANTED 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 6/1 CC 6/8 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 239/6914915 NS 5/11 BM 6/1 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.orgRR 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 RS 6/1 CC 6/1 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 email@example.comRS 10/28 NC TFN Bob AdamsResidential Renewal ServicesHandyman(Carpentry, maintenance toilets, faucets, ceiling fans, sliding doors, etc.)768-0569 or Cell 464-6460RS 11/14 M TFN Licensed & Insured 25+ years 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. Call 395-1649.RS 11/12 NC TFN HOME/CONDO WATCH CONCIERGE SERVICESDorado Property Management Full Range of Services Excellent Organizational Skills Island Resident Licensed & Insured 24/7 Call 239-472-8875RS 10/1 BM TFN DOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800SR 1/30 B TFN BOATS CANOES KAYAKSTWO-PERSON SIT-IN KAYAK. Hand-built from thin, waterproof plywood, berglass, epoxy. Foot rudder system, storage lockers w/covers, plenty of leg room. 19 long. Beam 27. Cockpit 6 X 17 1/2 wide. Weight 60 lbs. Pair wood take-apart paddles. $900. S.Ft Myers (239)433-1609, 9AM to 7PM. NS 5/25 CC 5/25 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. RS 6/1 CC 6/1 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.RS 6/1 BM 6/1 YOUR COMMUNITY NEEDS YOU!Neighborhood Accountability Board Volunteer TrainingTraining will take place on:Saturday, June 23, 2012 starting at 9:30amAt theDepartment of Human Services2440 Thompson St, Ft, MyersPlease call to RSVP at least 3 days prior to the training date at 533-7947 or email@example.com**There must be a minimum of 5 volunteers con rmed to attend the training.Special Note: Lunch will be ordered from The Oasis Restaurantlunch cost will vary between $7.00 to $10.00 or you can bring you own.I dont believe we can have justice without caring, or caring without justice.These are inseparable aspects of life and work. Justine Wise Polier TENNISPLACE 2 BEDROOMTop oor corner unit with beautiful canal views. Newer kitchen and carpet. Boaters paradise with dockage available. $275,000/offers 239-395-2363 Tennisplaceforsale.comRS 6/1 CC 6/8
CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 29 THE RIVER JUNE 1, 2012 REAL ESTATE COMMERCIAL SPACE VACATION RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL FOR SALE AUTO FOR SALE WANTED TO BUYTO PLACE A CLASSIFIED LOG ONTO: IslandSunNews.comCLICK ON PLACE CLASSIFIED 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 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 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 RE/MAX OF THE ISLANDSPutting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace www.remax-oftheislands.com 239-472-2311NS 3/30 BM TFN CENTER OF 3 ACRESNext to Sanctuary/Boat Launch. 2BR/2BA/Storage/Grnd Of ce/ No Smoking/Pet OK/ $1,750 mo+ utilities 472-0297 RS 6/1 CC 6/1 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 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 Island VacationsOf Sanibel & CaptivaMillion $ Views Await You! Cottages Condos Homes Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths239-472-72771-888-451-7277S 10/9 B TFN NEAR BEACH PRIVATE HOME 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH3 bedroom, 2 bath Home with heated pool, in quiet Sanibel neighborhood. Seasonal and monthly rentals. 239-472-0692 or www.4sanibel.com. RS 10/14 CC TFN LIGHTHOUSE REALTYPaul J. Morris, Broker VACATION RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SALES 359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island 239-579-0511RR 6/1 CC 6/29 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 INTERMODAL RAIL FREIGHT CONTAINERS DEMAND SURGEPurchase Containers Fully Leased @ 13.5% to 16% Net Fixed Rate Taxpayers Deduct 100% to $139,000 2012 All Taxes Insurance paid American Synergy Capital (800)-588-4143 www.americansynergycapital.com NS 6/1 BM 6/1 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
THE RIVER JUNE 1, 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 If you would like your club/organization listed in The River Calling Card, phone 415-7732Emergency .........................................................................................911 Lee County Sheriffs Of ce ........................................................477-1200 Florida Marine Patrol ................................................................332-6966 Florida Highway Patrol ..............................................................278-7100 Poison Control ................................................................1-800-282-3171HealthPark Medical Center .......................................1-800-936-5321Ft. Myers Chamber of Commerce .............................................332-3624 Foundation for Quality Childcare ..............................................425-2685 Ft. Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce ..................................454-7500 Fort Myers Beach Library .........................................................463-9691 Lakes Regional Library ............................................................533-4000 Lee County Chamber of Commerce ..........................................931-0931 Post Of ce .....................................................................1-800-275-8777 Visitor & 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 .............................................................334-2999 Florida Repertory Theatre at the Arcade ..................................332-4488 Florida West Arts ......................................................................948-4427 Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers.......................................472-0168 Gulf Coast Symphony ...............................................................489-1800 Harmony Chorus, Charles Sutter, Pres .....................................481-8059 Naples Philharmonic ...........................................................239-5971111 The Schoolhouse Theater .........................................................472-6862 S.W. Florida Symphony .............................................................418-0996 Theatre Conspiracy ..................................................................936-3239 Young Artists Awards ................................................................574-9321CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONSAngel Flight ................................................................1-877-4AN-ANGEL Animal Refuge Center ...............................................................731-3535 American 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 Sons of Confederate Veterans ..................................................332-2408 Southwest Florida Fencing Academy ........................................939-1338 Southwest Florida Music Association ........................................561-2118 Kiwanis Clubs: Fort Myers Beach.................................................765-4254 or 454-8090 Fort Myers Edison .....................................................................694-1056 Fort Myers South ......................................................................691-1405 Gateway to the Islands..............................................................415-3100 Iona-McGregor..........................................................................482-0869Lions 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 ................................................472-6940 United Way of Lee County ........................................................433-2000 United Way 211 Helpline (24 hour) .................................211 or 433-3900AREA ATTRACTIONSBailey-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 ..............................................................321-7558 Imaginarium Hands-On Museum & Aquarium ............................321-7420 JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge ................................472-1100 Koreshan State Historic Site ..............................................239-992-0311 Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center .......................765-8101 Skatium ......................................................................................321-7510 Southwest Florida Museum of History ......................................321-7430 True Tours .................................................................................945-0405 My name is Brady (ID #530924) and Im a 2-year-old male white and tan hound mix. Im a great companion dog and would be a terrific addition to your family. I love other dogs, people and the great outdoors. As a sturdy hound mix, I will adapt quite well to an active lifestyle. My adoption fee is free (regularly $75) during Animal Services Construction Special. My name is Lucy (ID #524647) and Im a 2-year-old spayed female black domestic short hair. Ive been at the shelter since December thats a long time to wait for your forever home! If you visit me, Im sure you will fall in love with me. I have a silky-smooth shiny coat and I love to give attention as much as I enjoy getting attention. Im easily entertained especially with one of those sticks with feathers on the end. I love other cats so I would fit right into a multi-cat home. Purr-ty please... give me a chance! My adoption fee is free (regularly $50) during Animal Services Construction Special! ( 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. Lucy ID #524647 Brady ID #530924 photos by squaredogphoto.com Pets Of The Week
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