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VOL. 11, NO. 22 JUNE 8, 2012From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com June is National Trails Month at the Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium in Fort Myers. The facility is reachable by car, bike, hike or bus. Take a guided walk with Norm DeWolfe Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 a.m. (except June 29) or learn how to identify stars and constellations every day at 1:30 p.m. in the planetarium. Among the activities and special events this month are: Summer Camp 2012 Where The Wild Ones Are, running through August 3. Summer camp programs are designed to foster an appreciation of the natural world and to encourage interest and wonder. Each session will involve outside activities, games, crafts, experiments, stories, and live animal presentations, along with a lot of just plain fun. Each camper will have the opportunity to hike all of the trails and see a planetarium show. Daily camp schedules are available for review upon request. All curricula have been updated for summer 2012. Spaces are limited. Visit www.CalusaNature.org for full details. Camps for June 11 to 15: Wacky, Wild & Weird (Ages five to eight), Animal Grossology (Ages eight to 11) Camps for June 18 to 22: Tales & Trails Pre-K Camp, Space Explorers (Ages five to eight), Space Science (Ages eight to 11) Camps for June 25 to 29: Wild About Water (Ages five to eight), Water You Doing? (Ages eight to 11), Become A Junior Naturalist (Ages 12 to 16) Florida State Beekeepers Association Conference, held on Friday, June 8 and Saturday, June 9 Hundreds of beekeepers from around the state descend upon the Calusa Nature continued on page 15Lately Lucid? To Perform At Music WalkThe Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center will host Lately Lucid? at the June 15 Music Walk. The show continued on page 4Celebrate National Trails Month At Calusa Nature Center In June Explore the Calusa Nature Centers trails Lately Lucid? Flag Day June 14thHistoric Coast Guard Vessel To Become Diving Destinationby Jeff LysiakAfter years of service to the United States Navy, patrolling the icy waters of the northern Atlantic Ocean and guarding Americas eastern seaboard throughout World War II, the 77-year-old USS Mohawk will soon make her final voyage. The former Coast Guard A class cutter is slated to become a veterans memorial reef, a recreational destination for scuba divers and fishermen approximately 13 miles off the coast of Sanibel. On May 16, the USS Mohawk arrived in Fort Myers Beach following a two-day journey from Key West, where for the past several years she served as home to the Miami-Dade Historical Maritime Museum. Over the next several weeks, she will undergo renovations at Kelly Brothers Marine Contractors, which will transform the 165-foot vessel into an artificial reef. By using the Mohawk as a veterans memorial reef, we are able to prevent a piece of our national history from being turned into scrap, all while honoring our continued on page 16 The USS Mohawk, which arrived in Fort Myers Beach on May 16, is currently under construction to become a veterans memorial ree f off the coast of Sanibel photo by Jeff Lysiak
Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now: The Florida Houseby Gerri ReavesThe Florida House was one of several downtown hotelboardinghouses in the early years of the twentieth century. In this 1910 photograph, a group of well-dressed guests poses on the porch. Notice the open windows without screens and the rain barrel by the side of the building. It was converted from the former Sellers house and enlarged to 20 rooms. The top floor accommodations of the two-and-ahalf story hotel must have been uncomfortably warm during the hotter months. Located only two blocks from the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad (ACL) depot at Oak (now Main) and Monroe Streets, the hotel was suitably located to serve a new and growing tourist industry that flourished after railway service was established in downtown Fort Myers in 1904. Like other hotels of its day, the Florida House sent porters to meet each train. In 1908, it was the only hotel on the south side of Oak Street between Hendry and Monroe. Only two private residences occupied the north side of that long block in those early days. It didnt take long, however, for other hotels and boarding houses to spring up, among them the Florida Houses western neighbor, Hotel Kentucky, visible on the right in the historic photo. Soon after this photo was taken, the large Michigan Hotel was built across the street, occupying the upper floor of half the Hendry block between Oak and First. By the building boom of the World War I years, the Florida House was gone and the street was becoming increasingly commercial, particularly spurred on by the building of Tonnelier Court (now known as Patio de Leon). All over town, hotels that resembled comfortable Victorian-era family homes gave way to modern hotels. The Florida Houses string of managers included Mr. and Mrs. WA Nelson and Mr. and Mrs. JV Tillis. In December, Mr. and Mrs. JE Baucom took over, with Mrs. Baucom in charge of the housekeeping and culinary departments, as the advertisement read. They promised the best 35 cent meals in the city. Walk down Main Street to the former site of a hotel that offered a central location, plenty of fresh air, and home-cooked meals. Then stroll a few blocks to the Southwest Florida Museum of History at 2031 Jackson Street to learn more about what was happening in the first decade of the last century. 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 early hotel-boardinghouse. 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, Fort Myers by Gregg Turner and Stan Mulford, and the Story of Fort Myers by Karl H. Grismer. Today a parking lot occupies the site where the Florida House once stood. To the right is the Lee County Administrative Annex East (former Wachovia Financial Center). photo by Gerri Reaves In the early 20th century, establishments such as the Florida House and Hotel Kentucky (right background) served the growing tourist trade after railway service began in downtown Fort Myers courtesy of the Southwest Florida Historical Society 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 THE RIVER JUNE 8, 20122
3 THE RIVER JUNE 8, 2012 Tickets Available Now For Summer Concert Series Shell Point Retirement Communitys 3rd annual Summer Concert Series is slated to start on Friday, June 15 with the 3 Divas & The Dons at 7:30 p.m. This series will also welcome the Grand Floridian Society Orchestra in July and the Crossroads Quartet in August. Tickets are available to the general public for all three concerts. Many residents live here year-round, and we love being able to offer this concert series for everyone to enjoy. This will be our third year, and the feedback from the first two years has been amazing, said Dawn Boren, director of resident life. 3 Divas & The Dons Friday, June 15 One of Sarasotas most popular ensembles comprised of vocalists and instrumentalists, 3 Divas & The Dons are known for presenting exciting programs of varied musical styles. Their eclectic repertoire covers a broad spectrum of compositions ranging from opera to Broadway, as well as sacred, folk, patriotic and the Great American Songbook. The Divas are comprised of harpist Bonnie Caplan, lyric soprano Lorraine Murphy and mezzo soprano Amy Connours. The Dons include baritone Tim OConnor and pianist Steve McCoy. Grand Floridian Society Orchestra Monday, July 30 Coming to us from Walt Disney Worlds Grand Floridian Resort is the ever popular Grand Floridian Society Orchestra, under the leadership of Pat Doyle. This orchestra continued on page 4 Grand Floridian Society Orchestra 3 Divas & The Dons Crossroads Quartet 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 8, 20124 Indoor Concert Summer Series Kicks Off June 15The Alliance for the Arts is bringing three genres of live music to the stage of the Foulds Theatre for an indoor summer concert series, kicking off on Friday, June 15 with the Bugtussle Ramblers bluegrass band. The second show in July features several indie rock bands, and the series wraps up in August with some of this areas best singer/songwriters, both still to be announced. The series is presented in partnership with the Acoustic Music Society of Southwest Florida Cool Hand Lucs and the Americana Community Association. The Bugtussle Ramblers are one of Southwest Floridas most popular bluegrass bands. They are known for their energetic shows featuring Bob Sheas guitar assisted humor, Karen Battens banjo virtuosity, Doug Gerdons creative mandolin and Doug Yearlings solid upright bass. The foursome has many years of musical performance between them, and has been playing together for two years. Shows begin at 8 p.m. and are open seating. There is a $5 suggested donation at the door. Go to www.artinlee.org or call 939-2787 for more information. The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Buggtussle Ramblers performing in concert From page 3Summer Concert Seriesfeatures some of the countrys finest musicians who have been entertaining guests for the past 25 years. Come listen to the toe tapping sounds of the Grand Floridian Society Orchestra and hear why Disney resort guests return year after year. Crossroads Quartet Saturday, August 18 The Crossroads Quartet is a world championship a cappella quartet made up of four versatile award winning vocalists. Though steeped in the traditional barbershop harmony, Crossroads sings a wide variety of musical styles including vocal jazz, blue, gospel, pop classics, and standards from the Great American Songbook. Crossroads was formed when four friends from four different states and four different international champion quartets came together to make a brand new sound. They were crowned as the 2009 Barbershop Harmony Societys International Championship Quartet. Tickets for the Summer Concert Series are currently on sale. As a savings, individuals can purchase the entire concert series for $35. Concert tickets can be bought individually for $15. To purchase tickets, visit www.shellpoint.org/concerts. For additional information about the concert series, call 454-2067. Call For Artists ArtFest Fort Myers, the premier downtown Fort Myers outdoor juried fine art festival, announced a call for artists for the two-day festival, scheduled for February 2 and 3, 2013. This juried art show features the work of 200 artists in an exceptional community effort. All artwork exhibited must be created solely by the displaying artists. Entries are accepted in 16 categories: Ceramics, Digital, Drawing, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Metal, Mixed Media 2-D, Mixed Media 3-D, Painting-Watercolor, PaintingOil/Acrylic, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Wearable and Wood. Artists are selected to participate through a jury rating of artistic conception, originality and workmanship. Cash prizes totaling $5,000 will be awarded at the festival. ArtFest Fort Myers also celebrates art in the community with: Kids @ Art, an interactive arts/crafts area for children, plus a children only shopping gallery (sponsored by Publix Supermarkets) Art Under 20, an exhibition and competition for Lee County high school students, offering cash awards Art On The Street, a high school sidewalk chalk competition mentored by four professional chalk artists For artist application information, contact ArtFest Fort Myers at 768-3602, email info@ArtFestFortMyers.com or visit www.ArtFestFortMyers.com. The application deadline is September 13. From page 1Lately Lucid?begins at 7 p.m. at the Davis Art Center, 2301 First Street in downtown Fort Myers. Lately Lucid?, based in Southwest Florida, formed with the goal of expressing themselves through creative and emotional song, of crafting as well as delivering an inspirational experience of sight, sound and atmosphere. Their sound draws upon a diverse pool of classic and modern music. Everything from jazz to electronica may find its way into a song. According to band members, the point of music is to bring people together... to make our audience feel good, and most importantly, to leave the drudgery of everyday life behind. Leave your stress at the door and put on your dancing shoes, because it is time to let the music elevate your mind and body and spirit to a higher place. Band members include Keelie Jo Gellinger, lead vocals; Shawn Ayotte, bass guitar; Andrew Constantino, lead guitar; Jon Friend on keyboard, synthesizer and samplers; and Melissa Santa Maria on drums. For more information about Music Walk, visit www.sbdac.com. 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5 THE RIVER JUNE 8, 2012 Be The Dinosaur Exhibit ReturnsJourney back in time more than 65 million years and Be The Dinosaur, an interactive and engaging exhibit returning to the Imaginarium on Friday, June 8 for a summer showing of prehistoric proportions. Learn about the dinosaurs that once roamed the earth, their habitat, diet and predators. Then, enter the simulator prepared to Be The Dinosaur in the virtual world. Its eat or be eaten, so the race is on to learn all you can to survive. The Be The Dinosaur exhibit, which runs through September 3, is like no other It combines the eye-popping dinosaur skulls and models that are the hallmark of dinosaur exhibitions with advanced computer simulators, linked together to allow visitors to completely immerse themselves in the Cretaceous, take the controls and Be The Dinosaur. Applying lessons learned about different dinosaur species, their habitat, predators and in some cases prey, they will embark of a quest for survival, seeking food, water, shelter and safety. Dig into paleontology in the Field Station, climb aboard the Dinosaur Safari Jeep to navigate the world of the dinosaurs, and role play using dinosaur models on a 3-D Cretaceous landscape. Imaginarium admission is $8 for children or students with ID (ages 3 and up), $10 for seniors (age 55 and up) and $12 for adults. Museum members and children age 2 and under are always admitted at no charge. Call 321-7420 or visit www.i-sci.org for more information. FGCUs Summer For Children TheatreFrom June 13 to 17, the Florida Gulf Coast University presents Fireworks, Waterworks and Other Ridiculous Things as part of its Summer For Children Theatre. We all need a world where goblins are made of over-ripe fruit, heroes come in all sizes, and the best part of the day is when you see a perfect giraffe floating across a stormy sky. FGCU is showing an ensemble of short plays that joyfully celebrate the wonder of a childs imagination. Performance times are Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. The cost is $7 for adults and free for children under 12. Tickets can be purchased online at www.theatrelab.fgcu.edu or by calling 590-7268. The FGCU Theatre is located at 10501 FGCU Boulevard South in Fort Myers. FGCU presents a play for its Summer For Children Theatre
THE RIVER JUNE 8, 20126 Hortoons Time To Reset Irrigation TimersWith the start of South Floridas wet season, rainfall alone is beginning to quench the needs of most lawns and landscapes. This means irrigation system timers at homes and businesses in the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) can be dialed back to fewer days, shorter watering times or shut off altogether to conserve water for the future. Irrigation system timers are often set for the dry winter months and forgotten, leading to sprinkling even during typical wet-season downpours. During an average wet season, from June through October, many lawns receive what they require and dont need supplemental irrigation at all, according to the University of Floridas Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS). Adjusting timers can make a difference because outdoor irrigation accounts for up to 50 percent of water use in South Florida, and up to 50 percent of the water applied to lawns is lost to evapotranspiration. Installing rain sensors or soil moisture sensors to automatically shut off an irrigation system when enough rain has fallen and checking the pipes and sprinkler heads for leaks are also key conservation tools. In addition, residents can conserve water and still enjoy a tropical landscape by following Florida-Friendly Landscaping principles. These include planting the right plant in the right place, utilizing mulch and reducing stormwater runoff. More information is available at www.floridayards.org. Because water conservation offers significant benefits, the SFWMD Governing Board in September 2008 approved a Comprehensive Water Conservation Program to encourage more responsible use of water resources throughout South Florida. Numerous stakeholders worked with the District to define specific regulatory, voluntary and incentive-based programs and in-depth education and marketing efforts that help to foster a year-round conservation ethic. Simple water conservation practices include: Washing only full loads of clothes and dishes Replacing aerators in kitchen and bathroom sinks with models rated for 1.5 gallons per minute or less Installing low-flow appliances, such as a dishwasher or energy-efficient washing machine Installing low-flow water fixtures, such as showerheads with the WaterSense logo While reducing irrigation time during the wet season is encouraged, residents and businesses remain under the districts Year-Round Landscape Irrigation Rule that limits residential and business landscape irrigation to two or three days per week based on location. To determine watering days and times in your area, contact your local government or visit www.sfwmd.gov/2days. For more information, visit www.savewaterfl.com. Irrigation timers should be reset for summer months LCEC Contact InformationFor information regarding storm preparation or outage information in Sanibel, Captiva, Cape Coral, North Fort Myers, Lehigh Acres, Immokalee, Everglades City, Ave Maria, Marco Island and Pine Island, contact LCEC at: Karen Ryan, APR, Public Relations Manager Office: 656-2204 Cell: 229-8013 E-mail: email@example.com Laura Puerto, Public Relations Specialist Office: 656-2202 Cell: 634-7858 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Fort Myers Wine Trail And Beyond Gains PopularityThe growing popularity of Downtown Fort Myers gets a huge boost the second Saturday of every month with Wine Trail and Beyond. This event attracts celebrates the best wine, spirits, beer and seminars, top local restaurant paired lunches and dinners, food tastings, chef demos and live music, with local galleries and retailers in the River District. Live entertainment throughout the event takes place in the Patio de Leon. This months live music will be from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Preregistration and ticket pickup starts at 6 p.m. the day of the event or are available online. Go to www.WineTrailand Beyond.com or call 265-1948 or 561289-3426 for more information. Progressive wine dinners will be held on Sanibel in July and there will be a Latin-themed event at Seminole Casino Immokalee on Sunday, August 5 from 2 to 6 p.m. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
7 THE RIVER JUNE 8, 2012 Guns N Hoses Blood DriveIn order to combat summer blood shortages in the Southwest Florida community, Law Enforcement & Firefighters have joined forces to encourage the public to donate blood. The group estimates that 6,500 units of blood will be consumed in the community this summer alone. All blood collected benefits the patients of the Lee Memorial Health System. No blood is ever exported out of the area. Those who donate at one of the locations listed below will receive a special edition Guns N Hoses t-shirt. The requirements to give blood are: Age At least 17 years old (16 with written parental consent) and in good general health. There is no upper age limit. Weight Minimum of 115 pounds. Identification Must provide photo I.D. with date of birth. Food Eat a good meal before giving and drink plenty of fluids. Medications Many medications such as insulin, blood pressure, thyroid, cholesterol, aspirin, antidepressants, and hormone replacement do not necessarily prevent someone from giving blood. Call 343-2333 with any questions or for additional information. Bible Study At Peace LutheranThe Life of Christ, a bible study with Pastor Walter Still, will be held at Peace Lutheran Church on T uesday, June 19 at 7 p.m. and Wednesday, June 20 at 10 a.m. This series was developed by Pr. Ed Markquart from his ministry of teaching the Bible in Seattle. This course involves an intense study in the life of Christ as revealed in the four gospels. During the past three decades, the course has been revised, researched and improved by Pr Markquart and by lay people who were part of these Bible classes. The thoughts, values and struggles of laity have been interwoven into the fabric of this course. This course offers a gold mine of resources: Biblical commentary, paintings, photographs, diagrams, maps, art, archeology, historical research, stories, sermons and a newly designed textbook, Synopsis Of The Four Gospels Peace Lutheran Church is located at 15840 McGregor Blvd. in Fort Myers. Call 437-2599 or visit www.peaceftmyers.com for more details. New Horizons Receives GrantNew Horizons of Southwest Florida, in partnership with Estero United Methodist Church, received a $2,000 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. The grant will be used to offer a summer reading camp for at-risk elementary-aged children in our local community. We are excited about this opportunity to expand our program and reach at-risk children in the Estero Community, said Bob Nichols, president of New Horizons SWFL. We would be unable to do this without the support of community partners like Dollar General Literacy Foundation. This is the first time this summer camp will be offered in Estero. This summer camp provides tutoring to at-risk elementary school children. In a small group setting, students receive intensive reading instruction using phonics and reading comprehension materials. Students will also work in a learning lab (20-seat lab with specialized software and hardware), where each child is assessed and then provided an individualized program that targets his/her specific needs in building vocabulary, reading comprehension, and language usage. The software, A+ Learning System, is aligned with Sunshine State Standards and FCAT preparation. Students will spend two hours each weekday for four weeks improving reading and language skills. The students are then gathered together for a motivating lesson using puppets and drama. During this time, students are encouraged to be responsible citizens based on the moral values of honesty, integrity, respect and personal responsibility. This is the first year of offering this program in Estero at Estero UMC. The program will operate from June 11 through July 6 from 8:30 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday. The students will be taught and mentored by teachers on staff and community volunteers. Breakfast and lunch will be served each day to the 40 children attending for a total of 1,600 meals. This is made possible by our partnership with the School Food Summer Program sponsored by the School District of Lee County. The children attending the camp will receive gym shoes from Laces of Love and book bags and school supplies from Estero United Methodist Church. CCMI Gets Grant From FoundationCommunity Cooperative Ministries, Inc. received a grant from the Walmart Foundation after becoming one of the 20 runners-up in its Fighting Hunger Together Facebook campaign. During the month of April, Walmart customers helped provide meals to families in need by purchasing select products in Walmart stores or by visiting Walmarts Facebook page to vote for one of 200 communities to receive $1 million to fight hunger. With more than 98,000 votes, Youngstown-Warren, Ohio secured $1 million in grants through the campaign, while the 20 communities with the next highest amount of support each received $50,000. CCMIs Meals On Wheels program and the Harry Chapin Food Bank were the two agencies representing the Fort Myers/Cape Coral area in this campaign. CCMIs Meals On Wheels program will receive $10,000 from the Walmart Foundation and use it to purchase produce coolers for its Dunbar and Cape Coral locations. This will increase the capacity to include more fresh, nutritious produce in their daily menus. The food bank will receive the remaining $40,000. This grant is a wonderful example of corporate and community collaboration on behalf of the hungry in our nation, said Tracey Galloway, CEO of CCMI. The infusion of $50,000 into the budgets of CCMI and Harry Chapin Food Bank will go a long way in fighting hunger in Lee County. CCMI is an innovative non-profit 501(c)3 organization made up of social service entrepreneurs fighting to end homelessness and hunger in our community. The agency provides more than 14,000 meals each month through their Everyday Caf and Marketplace and Home Delivered Meals programs. CCMI also educates 40 children in their Community Montessori, offers homeless and comprehensive case management services through their United Way Resource House, oversees an emergency mobile food pantry and supplies weekend backpacks full of food to more than 1,500 children each school year. For more information, call 332-7687 or visit www.ccmileecounty.com. Reservations accepted. Party rooms for private functions. 239-489-2233. Serving 11:00 am 10 pm seven days a week. Sunday buffet brunch & Bloody Mary Bar from 10:00 am 2:00 pm Happy hour daily with a special bar menu and Live music 8700 Gladiolus Drive. (Winkler and Gladiolus) across the street from Sweet Bay. Have you been to the New Sunshine Grille Yet?
THE RIVER JUNE 8, 20128 Along The RiverOn Saturday, June 9 from 5 to 9 p.m., The Morgan House is hosting its second annual Beer Fest in the Patio de Leon. Tickets are $25 per person and are on sale at The Morgan House and upstairs at Top of the Town Bar. Choose your favorite beer from a dozen different breweries while enjoying great food and live music on stage. Be sure to enter the contest to win an amplifier from Magic Hat. Following Beer Fest, DJ Christyle spins open format with house, oldies, Top 40 and your favorite requests at Top of the Town from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Ladies drink for free on Saturdays from 10 p.m. to midnight and there is no cover charge. The Morgan House is located at 33 Patio de Leon in the historic Fort Myers River District. Call 337-3377 or go to www.morganhouserestaurant.com. The Lazy Flamingo in Fort Myers and Sanibel are now offering early bird specials for $9.99 from 4 to 6 p.m. As local seafood lovers know, The Lazy Flamingo is a great place for grouper sandwiches, raw oysters on the half-shell, conch chowder and mussels marinara served in a nautical-themed atmosphere. The Lazys motto is If our seafood were any fresher, we would be serving it underwater. The restaurant is also known for its secret recipe Flamingo garlic bread, buffalo wings and giant burgers. With four locations in Lee County, the fun, casual restaurant has developed a loyal fan base. For family outings, the little grown ups can choose from kidapproved dishes such as chicken fingers, pasta and hot dogs. All items on the childrens menu include a Lazy Flamingo flying disk and collectors cup. Dont have time to drive to Sanibel for a Lazy fix? Stop by the Fort Myers location in the Bridge Plaza near the College Boulevard intersection. Catch your favorite sporting events on the restaurants numerous flat screen TVs while enjoying $1.50 domestic drafts and $6 domestic pitchers daily from 3 to 5 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. to midnight. The Lazy Flamingo is located at 12951 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers. It is open daily from 11 a.m. to midnight. Call 476-9000 or go to www.lazyflamingo.com. Explore the hidden world beneath the waves with Scubavice Diving Center in Fort Myers. Beginners can earn their Open Water Scuba certification with classroom instructions and sessions in the shops pool. Experienced divers can obtain Advanced Open Water, Nitrox and Rescue certifications. Instructor Ramiro Palma teaches all levels of diving to National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI) and Scubavice standards. Scubavice also offers dive trips to Venice Beach, Pompano Beach and Lake Denton. Scuba gear is available for rental and for purchase. Scubavice Diving Center is located at 12600 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers. Call 481-4733 or go to www.scubavicedivers.com.You cant see um, but you sure can feel um. OUCH. No-see-ums can drive you crazy and ruin many outdoor activities. Finally, theres a product that repels um.No No-See-Um is an all natural, skinsafe and great smelling insect repellent. It was developed by a leading biochemist and thoroughly tested on hundreds of people and is the number one selling product to combat the pesky little insects. No No-See-Um is DEET-free, contains no harmful chemicals and is a non-toxic insect repellent; it is comprised of a nonirritating all 100 percent natural formula; it is safe to use on kids; the formula is non-greasy or sticky; it works on pets and horses; and it helps combat most biting insects, including mosquitoes. No No-See-Um can be purchased at Adventures in Paradise and Mother Earth Natural Foods in Fort Myers and Jerrys Foods and Baileys General Store in Sanibel. Call 872-216-2847 or go to www. nonoseeum.com. Life is cool at Pinocchios Original Homemade Italian Ice Cream in Sanibel. The quaint shop has been a Sanibel tradition for nearly 30 years. Visitors drive to the island to enjoy the pristine beaches, excellent shelling and natural wildlife. Families and residents often take the bicycle paths to the Sanibel Lighthouse on the east end of the island. Many say that their favorite stop along the way is Pinocchios. Each variety of the homemade ice cream is made with love from the original hand-written recipes. For a bit of whimsy, all Pinocchios treats are topped with an animal cracker. Dont forget to take a pint or quart of Sanibel Krunch or Dirty Sand Dollar home with you. Pinocchios Original Homemade Italian Ice Cream is 362 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, near the lighthouse (turn left after crossing the causeway). It is open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Call 472-6566 or go to www.pinocchiosicecream.com. 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9 THE RIVER JUNE 8, 2012 United Way And Agency Partners Summer Feeding Program BeginsThe Harry Chapin Food Bank, The Salvation Army, Bonita Springs Assistance United Way, United Way 211 and many other human service agencies will hold the second of the summers food distributions for people in need on Wednesday, June 6 in Bonita Springs. This multi-agency collaboration is once again doing mobile food distributions throughout the community, targeted at hungry school age children and their families. Last year this program distributed over 167,000 pounds of food to more than 11,000 families in need. Harry Chapin Food Bank will provide food from its mobile food pantry. United Way 211 will provide information and referral to health and human services available in the area. The Salvation Army and other agencies will be conducting health screenings such as blood pressure checks and diabetes testing. The following agencies will serve as hosts for the once weekly food distributions at additional locations: Bonita Springs Assistance, Lehigh Community Services, CCMI, Pine Island Beacon of Hope, and Interfaith Charities of South Lee. The mobile food pantry schedule for June and July is as follows: Reservations must be made before the event and are limited to the first 325 registrants. All sites in the month of June will have health screenings available including blood pressure, healthy heart education, diabetes screening and nutrition education. For more information, call United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades Counties at 4332000 or visit www.unitedwaylee.org. Above and right, 2011 food distribution in operation June 13, Cape Coral June 20, Pine Island June 27, Lehigh Acres July 11, Bonita Springs July 18, Estero/San Carlos July 25, Cape Coral August 1, Lehigh Acres VOTED BEST CHEFBEST OF THE ISLANDS AWARD FINE ITALIAN CUISINE IL TESORO RISTORANTEinspired by Island Fare in a bistro style C b t ntf r b Tb Gt Pt Wf FREE WI-FI Ft r b L-B Ft r b L-B751 Tarpon Bay Road Sanibel Island, FL 239-395-4022 Reservations Suggested www.iltesoro.net Now open in NYC, 82nd & 1st Ave.TASTE OF THE ISLANDS IRON CHEF WINNER 5-7pm Mimosas, Bellinis & Sangrias One for each person at the table (over 21 years of age) to toast for you at the table. The entire table can enjoy a complimentary toast with purchase of 2 or more entrees (cannot be used with any other promotion or coupon) Fresh ingredients, simplicity, love... the recipe for a treasured dining experience Chef/Owner AJ Black Check out our early dining Check out our early dining special o ers & we honor special o ers & we honor any any Kiwanis coupon for Kiwanis coupon for the months of the months of May and June 2012 May and June 2012 Mercado Joins CCMI TeamTracey Galloway, CEO of Community Cooperative Ministries, Inc. announced that Roger C. Mercado, Jr. has joined the non-profit agency as division director of Social Services and Education. In his new role, Mercado will lead CCMIs dynamic team of case coaches and education directors who work to facilitate sustainable change in the lives of their customers. In addition to the day-to-day supervision duties, his primary responsibilities will be to implement innovative and collaborative programs that will move forward CCMIs mission of ending hunger and homelessness in Lee County. Rogers 18-year background in social services, nonprofits and funding as well as his understanding of food-delivery systems will be invaluable to CCMI, said Galloway. His knowledge of every facet of nonprofit organizations will greatly enhance our team, services and, most importantly, our clients. Mercado most recently served as director of Allocations and Community Planning for the United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades. His social service career also includes working as the program manager and neighborhood relations coordinator for the Lee County Department of Human Services, executive director of TECH/Sunrise of Collier County, social worker for Step by Step Child Development Center in Naples, self-sufficiency program manager for Lee County Division of Social Services and case manager for the Lee County Childrens Home. He also has experience in insurance sales, restaurant ownership and management and adjunct teaching at Florida Gulf Coast University in the areas of sociology, social problems and community organization. Mercado earned his bachelors degree in psychology from the University of Wisconsin and a masters degree in social work from Barry University. His community involvement includes serving as a board member for the American Cancer Society and Rotary South, local committee chair, state board continued on page 11 Roger C. Mercado, Jr.
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 email@example.com CHURCH OF THE CROSS: 13500 Freshman Lane; 768-2188 Pastors: Jeff Moran and Michael Bulter; A nondenominational church emphasizing a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Sunday Service: 9 a.m. Contemporary 10:45 a.m. Traditional. COVENANT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 2439 McGregor Boulevard, 334-8937 Rev. Dr. Jeffrey DeYoe, Senior Pastor Reverend David Dietzel, Pastor Emeritus. Traditional Sunday service 10 a.m. Nursery available CYPRESS LAKE BAPTIST CHURCH 8400 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 481-5442 Randy A. Alston, Reverend. Sunday Services: Bible study, 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship, 11 a.m., Evening Worship, 7 p.m., Wednesday Prayer Meeting, 6:30 p.m. CYPRESS LAKE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 8260 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 481-3233; Clint Cottrell, pastor Sunday services: 8 and 11 a.m. Traditional; 9:30 a.m. Contemporary; 9:45 a.m. Childrens Church K4J Kids for Jesus CYPRESS LAKE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 8570 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 482-1250 8 and 11 a.m. Sunday Traditional Service 9:30 a.m. Praise Service Sunday School all times FAITH FELLOWSHIP WORLD OUTREACH MINISTRIES 6111 South Pointe Boulevard, Fort Myers, 278-3638. Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Voice of Faith, WCRN 13.50 AM Radio, Sunday, 1:30 p.m.; Thursday Service, 7:30 p.m.; Friday Youth Service, 7:30 p.m. Nursery care for pre-school children and Childrens Church for ages 5-12 available at each service. FAITH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 15690 McGregor Boulevard Fort Myers, 482-2030 Pastor: David Stauffer. Traditional services 8:45 a.m.; Contemporary, 10:30 a.m. Go south on McGregor Boulevard. The church is mile past the intersection of Gladiolus and San Carlos Boulevard on the way to Sanibel. FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST 2390 West First Street, next door to Edison Estates. Sunday Morning Service and Sunday School, 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday Evening Testimony Meeting, 7:30 p.m. Child care provided at all services. Visit our Reading Room for quiet study at: 2281 W. First Street, River District www.spirituality.com and www.christianscience.com FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 13545 American Colony Boulevard off Daniels Parkway in the Colony, Fort Myers, 936-2511 Pastor: Reverend Joey Brummett Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Family Night, 7 p.m. FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH in the Downtown Fort Myers River District 2466 First Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901 239-332-1152, www.fumcftmyers.org Sunday: 9 a.m. Contemporary Worship 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Coffee Fellowship 10:30 a.m. Traditional Worship 5 p.m. Youth Program 7 p.m. Spanish Worship FORT MYERS CHRISTIAN CHURCH (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST) A STEPHEN MINISTRIES CONGREGATION 5916 Winkler Road, Fort Myers, 437-4330 Reverend Mark Condrey, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Church School: 9:15 a.m. FORT MYERS CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST: 8210 College Parkway, Fort Myers, 482-3133. Philip White, pastor Morning Worship: 10 a.m. Church School: 10:15 a.m. Adult Forum: 11:30 a.m. HOLY THEOTOKOS MONASTERY 111 Evergreen Road, North Fort Myers, 997-2846 Eastern Orthodox mens monastery. Liturgical services conducted in the English, Greek and Church Slavonic languages, following the Julian (Old) Calendar. Liturgical Services: Sundays and Holy Days: The Third and Sixth Hours at 8:30 a.m.; Divine Liturgy at 9 a.m. IONA-HOPE EPISCOPAL CONGREGATION 9650 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers 454-4778 The Reverend Dr. John S. Adler, pastor. Weekly services: Saturday 5 p.m., Eucharist with Healing Sunday 8 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite One; 9:30 a.m., Family Eucharist with Healing and Church School Tuesday 9:30 a.m., Morning Prayer (in Spanish); Wednesday 9:30 a.m., Eucharist with Healing. Child care available at Saturday 5 p.m. and Sunday 9:30 a.m. services. JESUS THE WORKER CATHOLIC CHURCH: 881 Nuna Avenue, Fort Myers, 481-1143 Masses Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 8 and 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. KINGDOM LIFE CHURCH 2154 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, 218-8343 Pastor Randy and Anita Thurman 10:30 a.m. Sunday Service All are welcome. LAMB OF GOD LUTHERAN/EPISCOPAL CHURCH Corner Cypress View Drive and Koreshan Boulevard, Three Oaks area, Fort Myers, 267-3525 Walter Fohs, pastor; Becky RobbinsPenniman, associate pastor Sunday worship services: 8 a.m. Early Grace Traditional 9 a.m. Awesome Grace Contemporary 10:30 a.m. Classic Grace Traditional 8:45 & 10 a.m. Sunday School Gods Group MESSIAH REFORMED CHURCH Worship Gathering Sunday 10 a.m. Pastor Alan Bondar Fort Myers Villas Civic Association Bldg. 2306 Sunrise Blvd. Fort Myers, 220-8519 website: messiahreformed.com 6:30 p.m Wednesday Bible Study noon Sunday Fellowship Lunch Monthly Teen Events see website for podcasts, special events, ministries, calendar, blogs, etc. NEW BEGINNINGS CENTER New Home Church, 8505 Jenny Cae Lane, North Fort Myers, 239-656-0416 Weekly Friday Meeting Meet & Greet: 6:30 p.m. Kingdom Teaching: 7 p.m. Fellowship and refreshments after service. firstname.lastname@example.org, 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: email@example.com PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH Saturday, Worship 5 p.m. Sunday, Worship8 and 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays during Lent soup dinner at 5:30 p.m., Compline Service at 7 p.m. Peace is a member of the ELCA. We celebrate weekly communion with traditional liturgy, organ and choir. 15840 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, 437-2599, www.peaceftmyers.com, firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com Cantorial soloist: Lawrence Dermer Temple educator: Dale Cohen, MaEd, RJE Shabbat Services, Friday, 7:30 p.m. Torah Study, Saturday, 9:15 a.m. Religious Education; Sunday School and Midweek classes, Preschool Classes, Monday through Friday Web site: www.templebethel.com Affiliated: Union for Reform Judaism TEMPLE JUDEA (CONSERVATIVE) 14486 A&W Bulb Road, Fort Myers, 433-0201, Rabbi: Rabbi Elyssa Auster President: Keith Grossman Minyan: Monday & Thursday at 9 a.m. Services: Friday night at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday morning at 9 a.m. Religious School Sunday morning Web site: www.tjswfl.org Preschool director: JoAnn Goldman email firstname.lastname@example.org 433-0201, Web site: www.tjswfl.orgcontinued on page 11THE RIVER JUNE 8, 201210
11 THE RIVER JUNE 8, 2012 From page 10Churches/TemplesAffiliated: United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism THE CHABAD LUBAVITCH OF SW FLORIDA ORTHODOX 5620 Winkler Road, Fort Myers Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz 433-7708, E-mail: email@example.com 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. From page 9Mercado Joins CCMIchair and national board member for the American Cancer Societys Relay for Life and a trainer for Restorative Justice. Mercado is the president-elect for Rotary South. He will take over the presidency from July 2013 to June 2014. In 2004, he was honored by Gulfshore Business magazine as a 40 Under 40 recipient and the ACS named him Volunteer of the Year in 2005. Most recently with United Way, Mercado was instrumental in establishing the Striders Club, a run/walk club with Lee County Human Services, Lee County EMS, Grace Church, The Salvation Army and Southwest Florida Addiction Services to encourage residents in recovery to join together Tuesdays and Saturdays and bridge the gap between health and wellness and the role it plays in recovery. We modeled Striders after a program in Philadelphia where a woman started a run club with homeless individuals, Mercado said. I look forward to expanding this club to the clients CCMI serves throughout Southwest Florida. For more information about CCMI, call 332-7687 or visit www.ccmileecounty.com. Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email firstname.lastname@example.org 2012Summer Concert SeriesGeneral Seating Concerts begin 7:30 p.m.Shell Point is located in Fort Myers, 2 miles before the Sanibel Causeway. 2012 Shell Point. All rights reserved. ACT-624-12 The 3 Divas & The DonsFriday, June 15Join the 3 Divas & The Dons as they take us Travelin along Route 66... Comprised of vocalists and instrumentalists, their eclectic repertoire covers a broad spectrum ranging from opera to Broadway.Grand Floridian Society OrchestraMonday, July 30Coming to us from Disney Worlds Grand Floridian Resort, listen to the toe tapping sounds of the Grand Floridian Society Orchestra who have been entertaining guests for the past 25 years. Crossroads QuartetSaturday, August 18Enjoy the Crossroads Quartet as they present a highly anticipated new vocal quartet performance steeped in the tradition of the Barbershop genre. Entire Series$35Get your tickets today!visit shellpoint.org/concerts or call (239) 454-2067Individual Concerts$15 April Airport Traffic ReportDuring the month of April, 790,322 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport, a decrease of 12.9 percent compared to April 2011. Year-to-date, passenger traffic is down 5.6 percent from the same period last year. The traffic leader in April was Delta with 177,708 passengers traveling to and from Fort Myers. Rounding out the top five airlines were Southwest (103,472), JetBlue (102,021), AirTran (97,814) and US Airways (88,140). Southwest Florida International Airport had 7,947 aircraft movements (takeoffs and landings), a decrease of 20.5 percent compared to April 2011. Page Field saw 7,550 movements, a 6.7 percent decrease from April 2011. In addition, more than 2.5 million pounds of air freight moved through Southwest Florida International Airport in April 2012, a decrease of 10.3 percent compared to April 2011. Southwest Florida International Airport served more than 7.5 million passengers in 2011 and is one of the top 50 U.S. airports for passenger traffic. No ad valorem (property) taxes are used for airport operation or construction. For more information, log onto www.flylcpa.com.
THE RIVER JUNE 8, 201212 Perfect Storm For Redfishby Capt. Matt MitchellRarely do we have such giant high tides as we did this week. When the tides are this big it really opens up a lot of shorelines we hardly ever get to fish. The full moon high tides along with west winds gave us about the highest daytime tides of the year. Add to that prevailing west winds that gave us an extra two to three hours more of high tide to work mangroves and you have the perfect storm to fish redfish. Mangrove islands and shorelines on the eastern side in the southern sound provided non-stop action during these big high tides. Shrimp, small pinfish and cut bait all did the trick catching redfish up to 30 inches. If you enjoy catching redfish under the tree, this was about as good as it gets. Tarpon fishing on the other hand, after being really consistent for more than a week, got screwed up with the strong west winds and rain. Water conditions in the sound went from clearing and close to ideal to coffee-colored and stirred up within a day. Things will clear back up but it will take a few days until the tarpon get back in a consistent pattern again. Consistent weather patterns mean consistent tarpon fishing. Running all over the sound right after the blow, I was only to locate a few fish and west winds made it too rough to get out along the beaches to look. Finding clearer water was the key this week to getting some really big trout. Areas on the western side of the sound up close to the barrier islands were much more sheltered from the west wind and water clarity was much better than most of the rest of the sound. Grunts fished under a popping cork caught trout up to 26 inches. Fishing the grassy edges of the sloughs that lead in and out from the passes gave up the biggest trout this week. Basically, any place on the whole back side of North Captiva and Cayo Costa that had sand holes and channels in the grass flats held good numbers of trout. As our water temperature gets warmer and warmer, more of the larger trout are loaded with worms. This is a typical summer thing, so if you are looking for trout to eat, only keep fish around the 18-inch mark. Not that the little white worms would hurt you if you ate them, but its far from appetizing seeing them while filleting a fish for the table. Catch-and-release snook fishing in the passes and on the beaches is still going strong. Small pinfish, grunts and slipperys drifted along the edges of the passes on an outgoing tide are hard to beat for non-stop action. Most of the snook are in the 24to 30-inch range although there are some real monsters in there too. Its hard to believe its only been three winters since our huge snook kill caused by the cold and its really great to see snook already coming back in good numbers. If you plan on fishing for these snook on live bait, a circle hook is a good idea, if not mandatory. Handle these fish as little as possible before releasing them. If a dolphin moves in, no matter how good the snook bite is, quit fishing and move away. Flipper has plenty of other fish to eat besides snook. With smart, common sense angling practices, our snook population will hopefully recover quickly.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. Capt. Matt Mitchell, right, with a client and another redfish caught under the trees 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 Specialist Call on Paint PricesDave Doane NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEA D S FA C T O RY T R A I N E D MER C U RY MARINER JO HN SO N EVINR U DE S UZUKI YAMAHA O M C I/ O S MER C RU 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 S anibel & C aptiva For Li f e Y B t t Yo ur Botto m Yo ur B ot to m Specialist Specialist Call on Paint Prices C Call on Paint Prices C C ll on P in tPrices C C i i Call on Paint Prices Da v e D oa n e 1 BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island 4 8 1-47 33 1 2600 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers w ww. scuba vi ced iv e r s co m Swim wit h t he Fishe s
13 THE RIVER JUNE 8, 2012 CROW Case Of The Week: Alligator Releaseby Patricia MolloyOn June 4, CROW returned a young American alligator to its home at Florida Gulf Coast University after successfully rehabilitating the young reptile. The campus freshman alligator had apparently engaged in a brawl with a senior alligator. The patient arrived at the clinic on April 19 with several minor wounds and a deep gash on one of its hind legs that went down to the joint. After radiographic testing, it was determined that the patient required orthopedic surgery. Dr. Heather Barron, CROW clinic director, performed an arthrodesis, a surgical procedure involving fixation of a joint to promote bone fusion. FGCU, which was built on a wetland, has been conducting a study for the past two-and-a-half years on the campuss native American alligator (Alligator mississippiensi) population. The ongoing research program was started by Sean Wilkinson and is currently headed by student Greg Kosik under the advisement of Edwin Everham, PhD, professor of Marine and Ecological Sciences. Jordan Donini, assistant wildlife rehabilitator at CROW at student at FGCU, transported the alligator to a campus lab where Kosik tagged the three-and-half foot male alligator for future identification purposes. The process involves notching the tail scutes of the subject in an individual pattern; there are no nerve endings in the scutes, so it is not painful for the alligator. The tiny samples are then tested for genetic research and DNA analysis. After tagging the alligator, it was released in a marsh on the far edge of the campus, where it leisurely walked into the water. CROW patient #0994 will continue to play an import part in the FGCUs native alligator population study. CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from the Gulf Coast of Florida. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to PO Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit: www.crowclinic. org. Home sweet home! Dr. Edwin Everham, Jordan Donini and Greg Kosik make a final assessment prior to release The tail scutes were notched for identification Jordan Donini and the freshman patientFWC K-9 Teams Receive Extra ProtectionFlorida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) officers Felix Collazo, Jeff Babauta and Jared Cloud each received a bullet-resistant vest today. However, they arent going to be the ones wearing them. These vests were actually designed for their K-9 partners Jasmine, Mack and Gus, and donated by the Retired Law Enforcement Association of Southwest Florida. K-9s are often the first ones into a dangerous situation, said Ray Hubbert, president of the non-profit organization. We believe all K-9 officers and their dogs should be protected. Hubberts group raises money to support law enforcement agencies in Southwest Florida and has already provided vests for 16 other local police K-9s. Collazo, one of two FWC K-9 trainers, was instrumental in building a relationship between the association and the FWC. We respect our partner agencies roles working traditional crimes on the streets, Collazo said. With that in mind, continued on page 15 FWC K-9s are the most recent recipients of ballistic vests donated by the Retired Law Enforcement Association of Southwest Florida. Pictured from left are Officer Jeff Babauta and K-9 Mack, Officer Felix Collazo and K-9 Jasmine, Officer Jared Cloud and K-9 Gus. Standing behind them are Vince Schachner, Ray Hubbert and Bob Marron Photo courtesy of FWC Voted as a Top 5 Best Breakfast in Florida By Southern Living Open 7 am 10 pm 7 Days a Week Breakfast t Endless Happy Hour Huge Kids Menu Outside Open 7 am 10 pm 7 Days a Week O p 1 0 p Voted BEST Family Dining We Pro ud ly y y y We Now Serving Fresh
THE RIVER JUNE 8, 201214 Plant SmartRoughleaf Velvet-Seedby Gerri ReavesRoughleaf velvet-seed (Guettarda scabra) is a native evergreen tree indigenous to pinelands and hammocks. A member of the madder family, it is also known as wild guave. It varies in height, depending on conditions. In open pinelands where it receives full sun, it might reach only a foot tall and have leaves of only two inches long. However, in a shadier habitat, it can reach tree size, growing up to 15 feet tall or higher with leaves of nine inches long. The crown is narrow, open, and sparsely branched, the bark smooth and gray. Leaves occur in opposite pairs and are deeply veined. Stiff hairs on both sides of the dark-green oval leaves explain the term roughleaf in the common name. This species flowers and fruits intermittently, peaking in warm wet weather. The small white tubular flowers are fragrant with a yellow center. The velvety clusters of berries vary from red to purple. Roughleaf velvet-seed is very low maintenance. Give it a well-drained spot in full sun or partial shade. Propagate it with seeds. Sources: Trees of Everglades National Park and the Florida Keys by George B. Stevenson, The Shrubs and Woody Vines of Florida by Gil Nelson, and A Gardeners Guide to Floridas Native Plants by Rufino Osorio. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. Opposite pairs of stiff-haired leaves give the species half its common name photos by Gerri Reaves Roughleaf velvet-seed develops a narrow open crown Samantha Robbins Wins Top Canterbury HonorsThe Canterbury School Headmasters Cup Award is given to a student who best exemplifies the ideals of Canterbury through service, loyalty, school spirit, love of learning and participation in school activities. This is the pinnacle of awards granted by Canterbury School. Samantha Robbins, Class of 2012, is Canterburys Goodwill Ambassador. She exemplifies and lives the ideals of Canterbury and strives to do what is best for the school. Robbins love of school is apparent in her many extracurricular activities: Model United Nations (MUN), managing boys athletic teams, playing varsity sports, being a student ambassador for the Admission Office, and guiding her peers as senior class president. When Sam came to Canterbury in seventh grade, she was shy. She has matured into one of the most confident young women Ive met, said Upper School Spanish teacher Sheena Neese. She sets a great example for everyone. She sticks to her values and beliefs. Always a leader, Robbins taught eighth graders about MUN. She developed the curriculum and met with students as a group and individually, mentoring and preparing them to become successful new members of Canterburys nationally-acclaimed MUN team. Sam is an enthusiastic leader with the success of others as her motivation and reward, added Melissa Wilson, director of college guidance. As busy as she was with activities, Robbins never lost sight of her academic education. She was inducted into the National Honor Society, Rho Kappa and she is on the High Honor Roll. With her winning smile, she reaches out to connect with people. Robbins is spirited, effective, efficient and exuberant. Her independence, leadership qualities and wit will make her a force with which to be reckoned next year at the Naval Academy. Samantha is the daughter of Rodney and Helen Robbins of Lehigh Acres. Samantha Robbins Shady Oaks Boys & Girls Club Summer CampSummer Camp at the Shady Oaks Boys & Girls Club guarantees that 100 children will have their days filled with fun activities. And, thanks to ArtFest Fort Myers and IberiaBank, each themed week will include a great art project. We are happy to be able to provide so many children with unique opportunities to express themselves in a fun and relaxed atmosphere, said Sharon McAllister, ArtFest executive director. It is invaluable to have like minded support from our partners, IberiaBank, who are committed to extending a helping hand in our community. Shady Oaks campers will be enjoying seven action packed weeks that include field trips, indoor and outdoor game time and, of course, fun art projects to make and take home. Creating self portraits, making fanciful wind chimes, decorating oversized fish and crafting imaginative bugs are a sampling of the art projects in store. Its enough to make you want to be a summer camper with The Boys & Girls Club! ArtFest Fort Myers is the annual juried fine art festival that takes place on Edwards Drive in downtown Fort Myers the first weekend of February each year. The art festival brings 200 professional artists to downtown Fort Myers from across the county, hosts the largest high school art competition and exhibit in Lee County, and provides free interactive art experiences for children of all ages. For more information about outreach programs, visit www.ArtFestFortMyers.com. Campers at Shady Oaks Boys & Girls Club
15 THE RIVER JUNE 8, 2012Anglers Can Help Catch Data On Red SnapperBy filling out a survey card or making a phone call, anglers can provide Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) biologists valuable information about red snapper and other reef fish. Biologists distribute survey cards yearround to anglers at public areas, including boat ramps, fishing piers and marinas along the Gulf coast of Florida, to gather information about fishing trips targeting red snapper. This information includes where a red snapper is caught and released, the type of fishing equipment used, the size of the fish and its condition when released. Fisheries researchers and managers use the data from these reported catch-andrelease trips to assess the status of this important recreational fishery. Anyone fishing for red snapper in Florida, or anglers who reel one in at any time of year, can also request a postagepaid survey card in the mail by emailing their name and address to FishStats@ MyFWC.com. To download a data sheet, visit www.MyFWC.com/Research/ Saltwater, click on Recreational Fisheries and select the article FWC Enlists Anglers to Assist Reef Fish Studies. Another way for anglers to help researchers is with a quick phone call to report reeling in a tagged reef fish. FWC biologists have been tagging and releasing reef fish such as snapper and grouper in the Gulf of Mexico since 2009 to evaluate fish survival after recreational anglers catch and release these species. The yellow or orange tags are near the dorsal fin of the fish, and each tag has a unique number printed on the side. FWC researchers ask anglers to report tagged fish to the Angler Tag Return Hotline at 800-367-4461. When calling the hotline, anglers should indicate the species, tag number, date and time of capture, catch location, fish length, type of bait used and whether the fish was kept or released. If the fish is released, the angler should leave the tag in place. With every report of a tagged fish, researchers gain a better understanding of the rate of survival after these fish are released. Anglers receive free T-shirts for reporting a fish tagged as part of this project. For more information on recreational fisheries research and to find other ways to help, visit www.MyFWC. com/Research/Saltwater and click on Recreational Fisheries. Red snapper photo by FWCFrom page 13K-9swe waited until their K-9s were equipped before accepting our vests. The vests are manufactured and distributed by Point Blank Enterprises Inc., a Florida company, and will be used during particularly high-risk situations, like felony manhunts. These are working dogs, said Capt. Carol Keyser, statewide coordinator for the FWCs K-9 program. They are one of the tools that support our officers. They are valuable members of our agency and an important part of their handlers lives. We will do whatever we can to ensure our K-9s are safe and healthy. The vests will do just that. Designed to be bulletand stab-resistant, they will protect the dogs during the dangerous situations they are likely to encounter. For example, FWC K-9s have been involved in several searches for people suspected of shooting law enforcement officers. In addition to tracking, FWC K-9s are trained in detection, Collazo added. They can sniff out hidden evidence like weapons, ammunition and fish and wildlife. We are grateful to Mr. Hubbert and his organization for such a generous donation, Keyser said. And we look forward to working with the Retired Law Enforcement Association of Southwest Florida in the future. From page 1National Trails Month CelebrationCenter for two days in June. There will be talks and demonstrations open to the public throughout the conference. National Get Outdoors Day, held on Saturday June 9 Its a perfect day to get outdoors and enjoy the Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium. Rocky Horror Picture Show, screening on Saturday, June 16 at 8 and 11 p.m. Watch the movie and do the time warp with Southwest Floridas shadow cast, The Velvet Darkness. Audience participation is encouraged. This movie is rated R and those under 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. $10 per person. Seating is limited, so advance payment is recommended. Fathers Day, held on Sunday, June 17 All fathers are admitted free when accompanied by a paying family member. Screenings of the movie Bloom at noon and 4 p.m. are included with admission. Great American Campout, held on Saturday, June 23 Are you interested in spending the night at the Calusa Nature Center? Call 275-3435 for more details. Night Hike, held on Friday, June 29 from 8:30 to 10 p.m. Come learn which animals come out once the sun goes down. Your experience begins with a nocturnal animal presentation followed by a walk through one of our three nature trails for a critters at night experience. You must provide your own flashlight. Suitable for all ages, but keep in mind it gets dark. Hike lasts approximately one hour. Closetoed shoes are required. $5 per person (non-member) $4 per person (member). Minimum five participants. Call 2753435 to register by June 27. June 2012 Daily Schedule 10 a.m. Guided Walk with Norm DeWolfe (Tuesdays and Fridays, except June 29) 11 a.m. Meet The Mammals (daily) Noon Solar Observing, weather permitting (Tuesdays) 1 p.m. Live Reptile program (daily) 1:30 p.m. Planetarium Show Seasonal Stargazing (daily except Tuesdays) 1:30 p.m. Planetarium Show The Sky Tonight (Tuesdays) 3 p.m. Planetarium Show Two Small Pieces Of Glass (daily except Tuesdays) 3 p.m. Planetarium Show Saturn: The Magnificent Jewel of the Solar System (Tuesdays) 3 p.m. Dog Day Sundays (Sundays only, $5 per dog) Call 275-3435 to confirm schedule information. The Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium is located at 3450 Ortiz Avenue in Fort Myers. 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 JACARANDAThe Entertainment Nightly in Sanibels Social Scene1223 PERIWINKLE WAY, SANIBEL 472-1771 Happy Apps $5.95Sesame Encrusted Ahi Tuna, Crispy Fried Calamari, Chilled Oysters, Steamed Shrimp, BBQ Beef Satays, Snow Crab Legs, Chicken WingsSanibels Best HAPPY HOUR4 7 p.m. Nightly in the lounge1/2 Price DrinksCall & Well Liquor, Draft Beer Selections, Select House Wine
From page 1USS Mohawk Diving Destinationservice men and women in an economically and environmentally positive way, said Mike Campbell, a Lee County Natural Resources senior environmental specialist, who is coordinating the project. Earlier this year, the Miami-Dade Historical Maritime Museum donated the ship to Lee County. A grant from the West Coast Inland Navigation District is being used to cover the $1.3 million needed to prepare and sink the vessel. A recent study by Florida Sea Grant and University of Florida researchers estimates that anglers and divers who use Lee County artificial reefs spend nearly $60 million annually. Originally constructed by the Pusey & Jones Corporation, the USS Mohawk was launched on October 1, 1934 and commissioned into service on January 19, 1935. During her initial years, the ship was assigned patrol and general icebreaking duties on the Hudson and Delaware rivers. However, under Executive Order No. 89-29 executed on November 1, 1941, the Mohawk was assigned to the North Atlantic escort operations with the Greenland Patrol. Most historically of note, the USS Mohawk is the final remaining ship to have taken part in the Battle of the Atlantic. However, one of her most famous deeds was being the last ship to radio General Dwight D. Eisenhower that the weather was clearing for the D-Day invasion. In addition, highlights of the USS Mohawks wartime service include: Launching 14 attacks against submarine contacts between August 27, 1942 and April 8, 1945. Rescuing 293 survivors of the USAT Chatham after the ship had been mined or torpedoed near the north end of the Belle Isle Straits. Rescuing 25 survivors of the British freighter SS Barberry after the ship had been torpedoed by U-663. Leading multiple Task Unit convoys and delivering them without conflict or incident. Surviving an iceberg strike on December 20, 1944, which hit five feet below the ships waterline on the port side. Although the vessel had 18 plates damaged and took on approximately 100 gallons of water per hour, it safely returned to port where repairs were made. After the Mohawks war-time armament was removed, she was stationed at Cape May, New Jersey before being decommissioned on October 8, 1947. The following year, the ship was sold to The USS Mohawk, sporting arctic blue and white camouflage Prior to arriving in Fort Myers Beach, the USS Mohawk called Key West her home portTHE RIVER JUNE 8, 201216
the Delaware Bay & River Pilots Association. Eventually, the former ice cutter found her way south to sunny Florida, where she moored at Key Wests Truman Waterfront until last month. Captain Bill Verge of the Miami-Dade Historical Maritime Museum recalled one day when a gentleman had paused in front of the ship and asked if it was the Mohawk. Yes, Verge told the man. Do you know the ship? The man responded that the last time he had seen the ship was through the lens of a periscope. The visitor was a U-Boat skipper during the war, Verge added. Once renovations in Fort Myers Beach are completed, the vessel will be towed into the gulf, where it will be sunk in 60 to 90 feet of water. Commander Mark Fedor, the final captain of the Mohawk, called the plan to transform the ship into an artificial reef an honorable continuation of the legacy of the Mohawk and the United States Coast Guard. Lee County officials anticipate that the ship will be sunk sometime in July On patrol in the Atlantic Ocean in August 1942 The original ship plans for the Mohawk, drawn by Pusey & Jones Corporation in the early 1930s The side of the ship depicts the message that the USS Mohawk was in 14 campaigns with Nazi submarines in WWII photo by Michael Heider The front hull of the ship appears well worn photo by Jeff Lysiak The Fort Myers & Sanibel VCB flag flies above the vessel photo by Jeff Lysaid17 THE RIVER JUNE 8, 2012
THE RIVER JUNE 8, 201218 Wildcat Cares 4 Kids Benefits Childrens CenterThe inaugural Wildcat Cares 4 Kids charity event far exceeded the event organizers goals, raising more than $40,000 to benefit the Childrens Advocacy Center of Southwest Florida. More than 350 members of Wildcat Run Golf & Country Club and their guests participated in the event, which featured a weekend filled with activities including a gala with live and silent auctions, tennis clinic, golf tournament and banquet, and more. Our club members are renowned for their philanthropy and support of important community organizations like the Childrens Advocacy Center, said general manager Bill Delayo. The Wildcat Cares 4 Kids event was a great way to wrap their giving spirit into a weekend of fun and camaraderie. We couldnt be more pleased with the results in only our first year. Were delighted to have been chosen as the beneficiary of this years event, added Jill Turner, CEO of the Childrens Advocacy Center. Funding from this event will play a crucial role in the continuation of CACs services, which include medical exams, forensic interviews, crisis intervention and therapeutic counseling. Childrens Advocacy Center, a United Way partner agency, is a crisis center that works with sexually and physically abused children and is designed to be a safe and friendly place for them to come and be heard and help them get on the road to recovery. For more information, call 939-2808 or visit www.cac-swfl.org. Sponsors Named For Galloway Captiva TriathlonTwo well-known local professionals have signed on as the event sponsors for the second annual Galloway Captiva Triathlon at South Seas Island Resort. The Zehr Center for Orthopaedics has returned to sponsor the September 16 adult triathlon, and attorney Jason Gunter is the new sponsor of the childrens tri events on September 15. Zehr Center founder Robert J. Zehr, M.D., welcomed the opportunity to be part of the Galloway Captiva Tri, noting an accessible multisport event such as this is a great fit with our mission to keep people healthy, active and pain-free. Last years event was such a success, we wanted to continue to be a part of it, as it starts even more athletes along the road of fitness, said Zehr. As a dedicated cyclist and Ironman finisher, Gunter understands what it takes to be a multisport athlete and was eager to be part of an event that introduces children to this engaging and fast-growing sport. The Galloway Captiva Tri is a perfect combination of family and fitness, allowing parents and children a chance to share the multisport experience, said Gunter. The fact that the designated charity Community Cooperative Ministries Inc.s School Backpack Program also helps to feed local children who otherwise might go hungry when other food options are unavailable, just makes it that much more important for me to support this effort. Both adult and children athletes can register online through the link at the event website, located at www.captivatri. org. The Galloway Captiva Triathlon is a family, fun and fitness weekend at South Seas Island Resort centered around a childrens race on Saturday morning, September 15, and an adult sprint-length race on Sunday morning, September 16. Angie Ferguson, a well-known Elite Level 2 level triathlon coach, 18-time Ironman, and one of the race directors for the event, said, We were amazed by the level of support for last years race, particularly when we sold out a month before the race! This year we have increased the number of entries to 750 (700 individuals and 50 teams), to try to include many of those who couldnt participate last year. There will be two childrens fun races on September 15: the 6to 9-year-olds will complete a 100-yard swim, 1.5-mile bike and 0.5-mile run, and the 10to 13-year-old racers face a 200-yard swim, 3-mile bike and 1-mile run. The swim course will take place in waist-deep water along Captivas Gulf beach, and the course will be lined with adults and life guards. The bike course will be closed to all traffic, and the run course will be along the golf course overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. All children who finish will receive a medal. The September 16 adult race is a sprint length comprising a 0.25-mile swim, 10-mile bike and a 3.1-mile run. Weve modified the finish line; otherwise it is the same incredible course that people loved last year. Weve had inquiries from around the state asking us when registration will open, said race director Kate Gooderham. Community Cooperative Ministries, Inc. (CCMI) is the benefitting charity for the race, as it was last year. A portion of the proceeds raised at the event will go towards supporting CCMIs School Backpack Program, providing emergency food more than 2,000 local children each school year. The program helps reduce child hunger and improves health and academic outcomes providing support for Lee County children and families in need. Southwest Florida Events Inc. is a Florida not-for-profit corporation based in Fort Myers dedicated to combining fun, fitness and support for local charities through multisport events. For additional information, go to www.captivatri.org. Mary Anne Casey, front, co-chair of Wildcat Cares 4 Kids, and Jill Turner, director of the Childrens Advocacy Center of Southwest Florida, pictured with Bill Delayo, general manager/COO of Wildcat Run Golf & Country Club, Judi Gietzen, Beth Oliver, Carole Kreutzer and Joanne Vicidomini. Not pictured is co-chair Gina Turkel Pelican Nest To Host Golf ClassicPelican Nest Golf Club is set to host the Third Annual Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida Golf Classic on Monday, November 12 to benefit The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. The event features an 18-hole scramble format, dinner and silent auction featuring luxury golf packages, dining experiences and more. The public is welcome to attend and individual golf slots are $175. Nova Wealth Management of Bonita Springs is the title sponsor and additional corporate sponsorships are available which include golf and dinner packages as well as branding, networking and visibility opportunities. Net proceeds from the event will benefit The Pelican Landing Fund which provides support exclusively to The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. The Fund is currently supporting construction of the new The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, a 136-bed, 292,000 square-foot pediatric medical facility to be built at HealthPark Medical Center in South Fort Myers. More information about the hospital and the campaign are available at www.childrenshospitalgoal.org To register to play in the golf outing, or for more information regarding sponsorships, contact chairperson Larry McPherson at 992-8810 or via email at email@example.com. JAs Leaders On The Green Golf TournamentJunior Achievement of Southwest Florida announces its 2012 Leaders On The Green golf tournament will be played Friday, October 12 at the Golf Club of the Everglades in Naples. Golfers arrive at 11 a.m. for pre-game activities and at 1 p.m., a Scottish bagpiper leads the golfers out to a shotgun start. The exclusive, all-inclusive, limited team golf experience includes the JA Pro Shop, a gift salon where golfers can select name-brand items, receive pretournament warm-up massages, participate in a putting contest, enjoy gourmet meals and receive an opportunity to win a Mercedes or a Harley-Davidson Motorcycle. The golf day convenes with a scotch and wine tasting, cigars including a Cuban cigar roller, awards presentation and an exquisite dinner at the 19th Hole Reception. Parting gifts are given to each player at the end of the day including a bottle of wine, a dozen red roses and chocolates to take home. Registration is $6,500 per foursome and $3,250 for a two-player team. New this year is an opportunity for individual players to participate at $1,625. Last years Leaders On The Green raised more than $50,000. All the money will help JA inspire more than 12,000 students in Southwest Florida to value free enterprise, business and economics to improve the quality of their lives. View the Leaders On The Green website at http://leadersonthegreen. com/. For sponsorship information or to register for the Junior Achievement 2012 Leaders On The Green golf tournament, contact M J Scarpelli, special events manager, at 225-2590 or mjscarpelli@jaswfl. org. For more information about Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida, visit www.JASWFL.org. Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email firstname.lastname@example.org
19 THE RIVER JUNE 8, 2012 The 1994 Fort Myers Miracle National Exposure Highlights Baseballs Steroid-Tainted Eraby Ed FrankThe cover story of last weeks edition of Sports Illustrated titled To Cheat Or Not To Cheat was a shocking, in-depth expose of four young pitchers on the 1994 roster of the Fort Myers Miracle baseball team. The result of a two-month investigation by veteran Sports Illustrated reporter Tom Verducci, the story was certainly not the type of publicity sought by neither the Miracle nor its parent club, the Minnesota Twins.What it did reveal in explicit detail was the unfairness of professional baseball, particularly minor league baseball, two decades ago when hundreds of players were on steroids while others were not.And for those clean youngsters chasing the dream of Major League Baseball while competing against steroid-using cheats, it was an unfair playing field. The 1994 Miracle squad included four pitchers of somewhat similar skills either 23 or 24 years old, all drafted out of college and none drafted higher than the fourth round of the Major League draft. They endured the tortuous life of minor league baseball long bus rides, lousy food, near-paupers pay clawing and fighting their way to the big show. Only one of the four made it: the cheat. The basis of the story was to mark the 10th anniversary of the revelation of widespread use of steroids, and the start of testing and punishment of the abusers. Some say those scandal-scarred years were as evil as the 1919 throwing of the World Series by the Chicago White Sox. But let us turn back the calendar to 1994 when these four pitchers Dan Naulty, Brett Roberts, Keith Lineberger and Kevin Legault -started the season here for the Miracle under then-manager Steve Liddle, now the third base coach for the Twins. Naulty, a skinny 6-foot, 6-inch hurler out of Cal State Fullerton, had only a modest 87 mile-per-hour fastball. Roberts, at 6-foot, 7-inches, was a two-sport star at Morehead State and had previously been drafted by the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association. Lineberger, a big strong youngster at 220 pounds, had played at Columbus, Georgia, College, but possessed a meager 87 mph fastball. Legult, a control pitcher, had played for Seton Hall with a fastball that topped out at 88 mph. The lengthy Sports Illustrated article weaves the travails of the four through their difficult minor league careers, and by 2001 all were out of baseball. And only one, Naulty, had made it to the big show and, in fact, ended his career as a mop-up pitcher for the 1999 World Series Champion New York Yankees. Heres how Liddle described Naulty back in 1994: He started out a tall, lanky kid that was mainly just skin and bones. He threw a ball that had a lot of movement. But he was a fringe player at best and that was on a good day.Over the next half dozen years through the use of steroids, he bulked up to 240 pounds and upped his fastball to a blazing midto upper-90s. Thats why he made it to the majors while his three former Miracle teammates, who were clean, fell by the wayside.Sure it wasnt fair, but Naulty and scores more of juiced-up players were not interested in fairness.An alcoholic with deep-seated emotional problems, Naulty threatened suicide on several occasions and gave up baseball in 2000. The big money he made in baseball was spent on therapy and counseling to get his life in order. And he turned to religion as his savior.Today, Naulty is pastor of the Rock Community Church in Orange County, California. As for Roberts, Legault and Lineberger, they often ponder what their baseball careers might have been if they hadnt played in the steroid era. But heres what Liddle, their former manager said: They played the game clean and took their chances on God-given abilities. They didnt seek out any synthetic help. They have nothing to be ashamed of. The Fort Myers Miracle of nearly two decades ago was selected by Sports Illustrated to illustrate the insidiousness of that steroid era. Yes, there are hundreds of other examples that could have been portrayed. But old and young alike can learn from the painful experiences of those four former Miracles. Top High School Prospect Picked By Twins. In the highest draft pick since 2001, when the Minnesota Twins selected All-Star Joe Mauer, the Twins this week drafted the top high school prospect ranked by Baseball America, outfielder Byron Buxton from Appling County High School in Georgia. He was the second overall selection in the first round of the draft. The 19-year-old Buxton, a First Team Rawlings Preseason All-American, hit .513 with 17 doubles, three home runs, 35 RBIs and 38 stolen bases while leading his school to the 2012 Georgia 2-A State Championship. Buxton also was an All-State defensive back and receiver for his high school football team. Minnesota Twins Present Check The Minnesota Twins organization held a charity raffle at all of the spring training games at Hammond Stadium in 2012. Representatives of the Harry Chapin Food Bank, Lee Memorial Foundation, Ronald McDonald House, The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce Educational Foundation, and South Fort Myers High School Athletic Department were on hand at each game to sell the tickets. The Harry Chapin Food Bank solicits, collects and stores quality food for distribution to families in need through a network of non-profit agencies in Lee, Collier, Hendry, Charlotte and Glades counties, who provide food to more than 30,000 people monthly. In the past calendar year, The Harry Chapin Food Bank distributed more than 13.7 million pounds of food and other grocery items valued at more than $22.5 million. This is roughly the equivalent of 11 million meals to people in need.For additional information about the Harry Chapin Food Bank, call 334-7007 or go to www.harrychapinfoodbank.org. Jack Nelson, right, representing the Minnesota Twins Community Fund, presents a check for $3,944 to Al Brislain, executive director of the Harry Chapin Food Bank. This amount will translate into $24,000 worth of food the food bank can purchase
THE RIVER JUNE 8, 201220 Randys Auto Repair, LLCwww.RandysAutoRepairLLC.com16191 San Carlos Blvd, Ste 1Fort Myers, FL 33908Tel. 267-2556FOREIGN & DOMESTIC BUMPER TOBUMPER OIL CHANGE SPECIAL $17.99 (up to 5 qts.)Lic No. MV 81675 HOURS: M-F: 9am 5:30pm Sat & Sun: By Appt.Ich spreche Deutsch School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My 9-year-old son has great difficulty making transitions to new activities in school and at home. He needs lots of advance warnings before he can change activities. He is going to day camp this summer and I am hoping to get some advice to share with the counselors there so they can help him transition to all the activities without a lot of conflict. Any ideas? Charles N., Sanibel Charles, Many children have difficulty transitioning to new activities. Its wonderful that you recognize this and want to help him and his camp counselors. Cueing, or signaling that something is going to change, helps someone with transition problems to get prepared both mentally and physically for a new activity. Cuing helps them know that their current situation is going to change and that they need to prepare. There are four general types of cues that could be adapted for your sons summer camp counselors. They are visual, verbal, gestural and physical. Visual cues are non-obtrusive and require little effort. A cue for him might be the daily camp schedule posted on the walls or bulletin boards of the camp. Verbal cues are the type most commonly used. They are the verbal reminders of what needs to happen such as its time to get ready for camp swimming. You might ask the counselors to make sure that they give their verbal cues to your son several times and at least five minutes before an activity change. Gestural cues involve a gesture or movement that is understood as indicating a desired behavior. One we all understand is putting a finger across ones lips to indicate a request for silence. A thumbs up signal is also a good one, often associated with praise, but it could also signal a change in activity for your son. Physical cues physically direct a persons behavior. Putting a hand on a shoulder to indicate that a behavior should be stopped is common. Positioning oneself in a specific area can serve as a physical cue to indicate location. Physical cues must be used cautiously. Many people do not like being touched and this must be respected. As children move into adolescence, concerns with privacy and personal space may make physical cues involving contact less useful. A frank discussion with your son will help you understand how he feels about this type of physical message and whether it is a good type to use for him. In order to be effective, cues should be nonintrusive, friendly and understood by the child. Non-intrusiveness is important for several reasons. If your son feels he is being singled out or is receiving negative attention, he may become defensive. Make sure that your son understands the cues you have suggested. You must tell him what is going on and why following these cues will be important for him. You may want to role-play with your son what your selected cues are before he goes to camp so he is more comfortable with them. With this type of advance warning and notice of transitions, you and your son should feel relatively comfortable about his ability to follow the camp schedule and enjoy his time there. 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 email@example.com. Not all questions submitted can be addressed through this publication. Hilliker, Kolshak Graduate From Clemson UA pair of local residents graduated from Clemson University at three commencement ceremonies held on May 11. They included Elizabeth Margaret Hilliker of Fort Myers, who graduated with a Master of Education in Counselor Education (School Counseling) and Michael Joseph Kolshak of Fort Myers, who graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Mechanization and Business. Rodriguez Named To Deans ListZulai Rodriguez of Cape Coral, a first year School of Pharmacy and Health Professions student at Creighton University, was named to the spring Deans List for the 2011-12 academic year. Rybak GraduatesYevangelina Alexandra Rybak, a resident of Fort Myers, graduated recently with a B.A. in Biology and Russian from Colgate University. Rybak was one of 661 students to graduate with the Class of 2012, representing a graduation rate of 89.7 percent, which is among the highest in the nation. Niehaus GraduatesBrett S. Niehaus, a resident of Fort Myers, was among the nearly 900 University of Scranton students earning a bachelors degrees at its undergraduate commencement on May 27.Niehaus majored in finance in the Jesuit universitys Kania School of Management. FGCU Small Business Development Center Hires Business ConsultantFlorida Gulf Coast University Small Business Development Center recently hired business administrator and entrepreneur Amanda Stirn as certified business consultant for the SBDC office in Cape Coral. Stirn has 20 years of industrial experience. After eight years of working in the commercial industry as an accountant and business manager, she established Stirn and Associates, LLC in Cape Coral to provide clients with a vast-array of full circle consultant expertise. Her services include accounting, administrative management, business and marketing planning, internal system and process audits, contract compliance, contract management, process planning, meeting management and team development. She has assisted clients, and developed her own small business, by obtaining state and federal designations, including WBE, DBE and SBA 8(a). Stirns business achievements include compilation of successful business plans for financing, preparation of winning bid proposals in both the private and public sectors with entities such as the Washington State Department of Transportation and the U.S. Army, as well as regional awards, including the National Association of Women Business Owners Bridge Builder award in 2007. Stirn can be reached at 573-2737 or by visiting www.sbdc.fgcu.edu. Amanda Stirn Kyle Schmidt Named To Heidelberg Deans ListHeidelberg University has released the names of 323 students named to the spring semester deans list. Included on the list is Kyle Schmidt, a junior Business Administration and Media Management double major from Cape Coral. To be named to the deans list, students must be enrolled full time and meet academic criteria set forth by the university, ranked for 24 consecutive years as one of the top colleges in the midwest by U.S. News and World Report. For more information, visit www.heidelberg.edu. DiBenedetto Graduates From TrinityCory DiBenedetto, a resident of Fort Myers, graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut on May 20, majoring in Economics. A total of 585 bachelor degrees and 43 masters degrees were awarded at the 186th commencement ceremonies held on Trinitys historic quadrangle. Trenton Stevens GraduatesTrenton Stevens, a resident of Fort Myers, has graduated from Heidelberg University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. On May 13, President Robert H. Huntington presented diplomas to 248 seniors, representing eight states and four foreign countries.
21 THE RIVER JUNE 8, 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 Financial FocusAutomatic Investing Can Pay Off For Youby Jennifer BaseyTo achieve investment success, you dont have to start out with a huge sum or get lucky by picking hot stocks. In fact, very few people actually travel those two routes. But in working toward your investment goals, you need to be persistent and one of the best ways to demonstrate that persistence is to invest automatically. How do you become an automatic investor? You simply need to have your bank automatically move money each month from a checking or savings account into the investments of your choice. When youre first starting out in the working world, you may not be able to afford much, but any amount even if its just $50 or $100 a month will be valuable. Then, as your career progresses and your income rises, you can gradually increase your monthly contributions. By becoming an automatic investor, you can gain some key benefits, including these: Discipline Many people think about investing but decide to wait until they have a little extra cash. Before they realize it, theyve used the money for other purposes. When you invest automatically, youre essentially taking a spending decision out of your hands. And as you see your accounts grow over time, your investment discipline will be self-reinforcing. Long-term focus Theres never any shortage of events (i.e. political crises, economic downturns, natural disasters) that cause investors to take a timeout from investing. Yet if you head to the investment sidelines, even for a short while, you might miss out on some good opportunities. By investing automatically each month, youll maintain a long-term focus. Potential for reduced investment costs If you invest the same amount of money each month into the same investments, youll automatically be a smart shopper. When prices drop, your monthly investment will buy more shares, and when prices rise, youll buy fewer shares just as youd probably buy less of anything when prices are high. Over time, this type of systematic investment typically results in lower costs per share. Furthermore, when you invest systematically, youre less likely to constantly buy and sell investments in an effort to boost your returns. This type of frequent trading is often ineffective and it can raise your overall investment costs with potential fees, commissions and taxes. (Keep in mind, though, that systematic investing does not guarantee a profit or protect against loss. Also, youll need the financial resources available to keep investing through up and down markets.) Clearly, automatic investing offers some major advantages to you as you seek to build wealth. Of course, if youre contributing to a 401(k) or other employer-sponsored retirement plan, youre already automatically investing because money is taken out of your paycheck at regular intervals to go toward the investments youve chosen in your plan. But by employing automatic investing techniques to other vehicles, such as an Individual Retirement Account (IRA), you can continue your progress toward your longterm goals, including retirement. So, do what it takes to become an automatic investor. Its easy, its smart and it can help you work toward the type of future youve envisioned. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. A Room Full Of Referrals WorkshopThe Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Florida Gulf Coast University and The Referral Institute of Southwest Florida host A Room Full Of Referrals, a workshop about how behavioral styles affect networking results on Friday, June 15. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Atrium, Executive Suites, 8695 College Parkway #1187 in Fort Myers. Cost to participate is $59 through Monday, June 11 and $99 thereafter. A continental breakfast provided by Robins Nest Bakery Caf & Cakes is included. The workshop teaches participants how to adapt their own communication style to establish rapport and trust, and how to leverage behavioral styles to make networking pay off in tangible business results. If you can learn to be more strategic in your networking activities, you will inevitably generate more referrals for your business, including understanding how each of the four major behavioral styles act, interact and react, which are the keys to your success, said Dorothy Saviste, franchise owner and trainer of The Referral Institute of SWFL, who will be working alongside business partner Christi Geib at this event. As the worlds leading referral training organization, we train our clients how to generate more referral business. You only have between 2 to 7 seconds to make a good impression, so it is crucial to understand behavioral styles during the process, Saviste added. The Referral Institute provides the training and tools to help business professionals gain financial success through relationship-based referral marketing. To register or for more information, visit www.sbdcseminars.org or call 7453700. Patricia George To Address Gulf Coast WritersOn Saturday, June 16 at 10 a.m., Patricia George will present her experience and views on Establishing A Relationship With An Editor at the Gulf Coast Writers Association meeting. George is a co-owner of Splash Wrench Design/Web/Print/Marketing and a former editor in chief of Gulf & Main Magazine. She will present simple ways to reach out to editors for publicity, how to win them over and get the free ink writers need. The meeting will be held at Fellowship Hall, Zion Lutheran Church, 7401 Winkler Road in Fort Myers. For more information on the Gulf Coast Writers Association, visit www. gulfwriters.org. For details on the June 16 meeting, email Joe Pacheco at email@example.com. Edison State New District PresidentThe Edison State College Board of Trustees announced last week that they have selected Dr. Jeffery Allbritten as their next District President. The Board of Trustees voted to offer Dr. Allbritten a contract that includes a base salary of $263,850 plus benefits, which are valued at 28 percent of the base salary plus a car allowance of $1,000 per month. The total contract is approximately $350,000 with negotiations ongoing. No starting date has been finalized for Dr. Allbritten to take over as the fourth District President in Edisons 50-year history. Board chair Ann E. Berlam was joined by Trustees Brian Chapman Jr., Randall T. Parrish, Julia G. Perry, Braxton C. Rhone, Marjorie Starnes Bilotti, Christopher T. Vernon and Eddie Webb III in voting for Dr. Allbritten. For more information regarding Edison States presidential search, visit www.edison.edu/president/search. Dr. Jeffery Allbritten
THE RIVER JUNE 8, 201222 deaRPharmacistThyroid Health 101by Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: I saw your Facebook post on iodine and have hypothyroidism. Im convinced Im deficient, so tell me more about deficiency and how to feel better. EP, Scottsdale, Arizona Iodine is so important and you may run low if you swim in chlorinated swimming pools, drink certain beverages or brush your teeth with typical toothpaste. Iodine is one of the components that helps make thyroid hormone. It starts out as thyroxine or T4 for short. The refers to the number of iodine molecules bound on to the T which stands for tyrosine. Thyroid hormone is just iodine and tyrosine glued together. At some point, one of the iodine molecules leave, and youre left with T3 which is your bodys fuel. T3 wakes you up and burns fat, it makes you pretty. Doctors cant agree on what the best range is. I think youll feel well if your T3 is between 3.5 and 4.2. The thyroid gland is the only part of the body that has cells capable of absorbing iodine, which it gets from food, iodized salt and seaweed but it doesnt get nearly enough. I was shocked when I learned that the American Thyroid Association reported that approximately 40 percent of the worlds population remains at risk for iodine deficiency. I think part of the problem is that foods grown in mineraldeficient soils are less nutritious. Bring in chemicals called halides such as fluorine, chlorine and bromine. These halides are annoying bullies and race for the same spot on the cell that iodine does, the bullies win. Who are the bullies? For example, a very popular sports electrolyte drink contains bromine, your pool and jacuzzi contain chlorine and most toothpastes contain fluoride. Its not any one punch, its the cumulative effect. You know how you love that new car smell? Some of it is off-gassing of bromine, and youre breathing it in. Your thyroid gets upset. These bully halides are drug muggers of your iodine, and they could cause deficiency. This increases your risk for becoming hypothyroid: hair loss, depression, always feeling cold, weight gain, brittle fingernails, constipation, pale, dry skin. Did I mention fatigue? Oh yeah, its constant and you wake up only after that triple shot latte. Iodine deficiency is not always the only cause for hypothyroidism. Your doctor can test you so dont take iodine indiscriminately because it can cause hyperthyroidism and nodules. If you read my 24-Hour Pharmacist book, youd know that I only recommend supplements that contain both iodine and iodide because different tissues of the body respond better to certain forms of iodine. The thyroid gland loves iodide while the breasts and prostate crave iodine. Thats why I recommend either I-throid capsules, or Iodoral tablets (however, those tablets contain pharmaceutical glaze in case you are sensitive). Health food stores can order either of these for you, or buy online. I dont like liquid iodine supplements, they usually taste unpleasant and Im never sure of consistency from drop to drop. 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. Eden Autism Advocates Of The MonthEden Autism Services Florida has recognized Adonis Autism Assistance Foundation as recipients of the Autism Advocate of the Month award. The award recognizes people or organizations who are advocates for autism by increasing awareness, raising funds or providing leadership in support of autism. The Adonis Autism Assistance Foundation (AAAF) is a 501(c)3 organization that strives to enhance the lives of people living with autism by providing resources, activities, information, advocacy and support to those who love someone living with autism. AAAF provides financial assistance grants to fund autismrelated expenses for children and adults. AAAF also provides financial support to local conference and training related to autism. The AAAF signature fundraiser, Flamingo Flocking, raises awareness and funds to support the mission of the foundation. We are grateful to Adonis Autism Assistance Foundation for their support of individuals with autism. The AAAF raises the quality of life of people in Southwest Florida living with autism, said Susan Suarez, director of Eden Autism Services Florida operations. They have helped many families through numerous grants that support our children in academic and recreational settings. We are indebted to the AAAF for their ongoing commitment to help individuals with autism. Edens Advocate of the Month receives a certificate of appreciation and will be invited to an annual reception. To nominate an advocate for autism who exemplifies Action in Autism, submit your nomination including the persons name, contact information and 50 word summary of why he or she should be selected to Taire.Malloy@edenautism.org or call 992-4680 ext. 5014. Nursing Excellence AwardsLast week, Lee Memorial Health System announced this years recipients of the Nursing Excellence Awards. Some of the criteria for selecting these outstanding nurses included participation in activities that improved patient care, acting as a role model and fostering clinical advancement. This years award recipients are highly skilled caregivers who are truly committed to our mission of providing compassionate, patient-centered care, said Donna Giannuzzi, Chief Nursing Officer. They are a joy to work with. This years award recipients include: Diena S. Briddick, RN, Operating Roomm, Gulf Coast Medical Center Ginny Bockert, RN, BS Home Health, Medical Plaza One Ann Chandler, RN Pediatric Surgery, The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida Cindy A. Dean, RN Lee Physician Group Neurosurgery, Lee Memorial Hospital Tracy D. Filla, RN, CPN Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care, The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida Katherine S. Lalor, RN, BSN Medical Progressive Care Unit, HealthPark Medical Center Lorraine Martins, RN, ASN Medical/Surgical, HealthPark Medical Center Mini E. Mathew, RN, CCRN Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Gulf Coast Medical Center Lori McMullen, RN Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Lee Memorial Hospital Rita Morrison, RN, OCN Surgical Oncology, Lee Memorial Hospital Teri Newquist, CRRN, BSN Rehabilitation, Lee Rehabilitation Hospital Carol Nicotra, LPN Admissions, HealthPark Care Center Malise Novotny, RN, BSN, OCN Oncology, Regional Cancer Center Carly Majewski, RN, BSN Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida Dyanne Smith, RN Radiology, Cape Coral Hospital Caryl Spradlin, RN, BSN, CNOR, RNFA Operating Room, Cape Coral Hospital. Used Cooking Oil Can Benefit Food BankRestaurants, hotels and others using cooking oil can make a pledge of their used oil to the Harry Chapin Food Bank. A cooking oil drive is being held now through December 31 by Green Gallon Solutions. The drive will encompass Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Glades, and Hendry counties. Green Gallon Solutions will deliver a tank and provide white glove service for the seven-month period. The goal is to retrieve 100,000 gallons of oil at 50 cents per gallon for a total of $50,000. The Harry Chapin Food Bank will receive 100 percent of the proceeds; since the food bank can purchase $6 of food for each $1 contributed, this would mean $300,000 in food value. Green Gallon Solutions is a socially and environmentally conscious company dedicated to creating a greener, more affordable fuel source. The used vegetable oil is refined into biodiesel, which is then sold locally, thus supporting the local economy and helping to improve the local environment. The biodiesel produced helps to reduce Americas dependency on foreign oil. Green Gallon Solutions works with local charities and food banks that share in its vision of community involvement. Information about the company can be obtained by visiting www.greengallonsolutions.com. Contact Bedzaida Bryen at 334-7007 ext. 141 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information about the cooking oil drive. Elder Abuse Awareness DayOn Friday, June 15, LEAPP (Lee Elder Abuse Prevention Partnership) will sponsor a gathering of concerned citizens, human service groups, law enforcement and legislators at the Uncommon Friends Fountain in Centennial Park in downtown Fort Myers to commemorate the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day initiative. Letters and proclamations from local legislators, marking the day, will be read at the ceremony which will begin at 9:30 a.m. Each year, June 15 is internationally recognized as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day with the objective to globally raise awareness of all forms of elder abuse and to move that awareness into action to free the world of abuse of our elders. Together we have the power to prevent elder abuse. Every citizen is legally responsible to report any suspicion of elder abuse to the abuse hotline at 1-800-962-2873. A report will be taken by an Adult Protective Services officer and, if warranted, an investigation initiated into the alleged abuse. All calls are confidential. LEAPP funding is made possible through a grants awarded to the Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center by the National Center on Elder Abuse, National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, CAMEO and the Southwest Florida Community Foundation. The Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center oversees funding and projects for LEAPP. For more information, contact United Way 211 or 433-3900. Our email address is email@example.com
23 THE RIVER JUNE 8, 2012 Dr. DaveThe War On Wartsby Dr. Dave HepburnI feinted left, but he was too quick and caught me with a crisp jab. As my head snapped back, I glimpsed an opening and landed a twisting uppercut to his chin. He reeled and I followed with a sweeping right hook to the temple that buckled his knees. He backpeddled to a corner, so I moved in. Countering, he connected with a devastating combination jab/hook that momentarily stunned me. I fell back. But seven years of college hockey (I had a long college career) had trained me well. I answered with a stiff jab to his flaring nostrils but he answered right back with a kick to my midsection. So I reached for a bottle of liquid nitrogen, grabbed his flailing foot and worked him hard. A minute later, it was all over. Thanks doctor, I hope little Mikey wasnt too tough on you. Should we come back next week for another liquid nitrogen treatment of his wart? While kids might hate warts, they despise wart treatment and positively loathe wart treaters. To those who feel that the above struggle is not entirely plausible, I should advise you that my PG-13 rating prevents me from including the really vicious portions of the battle involving teeth, scalpels and Tonya Harding. All this fuss over a virus no bigger than a mosquitos zit. Warts are caused by HPV, known as Human Papilloma Virus... or more commonly, the Horrific Pimple Virus. It enters through a breach in the skin and may take months or even years to incubate. Different types of warts are caused by different varieties of the 70 strains of HPV, including: Plantars Wart Warts on the feet are a common adolescent concern. Plantars warts begin on the weight-bearing portions of the foot and are so named because as they enlarge, walking feels as though a Planters peanut is imbedded in to the foot. Warts are caught from public showers or swapping low fives with warty friends. What may start as a single wart may multiply into several warts, which may in turn fuse into large plaques that can consume the entire soul of the foot. To treat, pare down the wart until it begins to bleed, then freeze with liquid nitrogen (use the spray only, not a cotton swab), thaw, freeze again, then cross fingers. Subungual Warts Found under and adjacent to the fingernails, these warts are notoriously persistent and painful to treat. Some success is found with 5 percent imiquimod, a rather expensive cream that is applied after soaking and filing down the wart. Common warts 10 percent of the general population have warts. 50 percent will disappear spontaneously within two years. These warts should be soaked in warm water, pared or pumiced, soaked again, treated with a chemical weapon (acids, cantharidin, podofilm) and then occluded with tape or plastic for several days. If all fails, liquid nitrogen MIGHT work. Flat warts Small, flat warts are usually found on the top of the hand or on the face. They are easily spread on shaved areas such as the legs of women and beards of men (or vice versa). Genital warts Extremely common amongst sexually active teens, debate continues as to whether condoms protect or not. Though not exactly the same HPV that causes cervical cancer, the presence of genital warts is a red flag for potential cervical cancer. Tough and painful to treat (physically and emotionally). So friends, parents, countrymen, send us your ears, your downtrodden and your donations. But hesitate before sending us kids with warts. The pain they incur from our treatments induces a fear reflex between patient and doctor. Years later when they need to see a doctor for something less painful like a ruptured liver or javelin accident, all they can think of is the pain associated with wart treatment from the guy in the white coat and brass knuckles. Doc, go ahead and wiggle that javelin in there all you like, just dont use your liquid nitrogen. And now, as my day comes to a close, my nurse informs me, Doctor, 4-year-old Suzy Stallone is here with a plantars, and she looks like she could go five rounds or more. Thwarted again. Like the column? Youll LOVE the book the Doctor is In(sane), available at Sanibel Island Books & Gifts. Contact Dr. Dave or read more at www. wisequacks.org. 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, My fathers first wife divorced him because she didnt think he made enough money and he was not successful. They had two children who did not see their father because their mother denied him access. After a while, he became very successful and he married my mother. My brother and I are from the second marriage. We were raised very comfortably and we adore our parents. Time has passed. My mother suffers from severe dementia and she is in a nursing home. My father was unable to live alone anymore, so we placed him in a retirement area near my mother. We thought we had made the right decision. Suddenly, out of the blue, his daughter from the first marriage has appeared. She has told us she wants as much of my fathers money as she can get, and will take legal action to get it. One day she went to his retirement home and took him to her house for a visit. She did not return him and then one day during the second week, he fell and broke his hip. She literally dumped him back to the retirement home and they immediately took him to the hospital for surgery. Rehab, of course, will be next but we are at a loss to know what else his daughter might do. What action should we take? Jessica Dear Jessica, If your father is of sound mind, he can do whatever he chooses to do with his financial resources. However, if he is impaired, he should be protected. His attorney might be interested in being alerted to a possible threat. It is very sad when adult children become so abusive that they feel they deserve their parents assets, and they want them as soon as possible Lizzie Dear Jessica, If your father is a dependent adult and you think he is being abused, exploited and/or neglected, your first line of defense is to call adult protective services or your local equivalent. Adult protective services will be able to guide you. If your father is not dependent and you feel that your half sister is stealing from him, that would be considered more of a criminal matter. Your question should be directed to law enforcement. However, if your father is not dependent and your half sister is not stealing, it is your fathers money, and he can dispose of it in any way he wishes. If your father still lives in an assisted living community, and family problems are interfering with his care, your county may have a long-term care ombudsman program that can provide support and direction. Talk with the staff at the community and he/she should be able to advise you. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. CATS & DOGS 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
PUZZLE ANSWERS My Stars FOR WEEK OF JUNE 11, 2012ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A recent spate of confusion regarding decision-making begins to clear up. But caution is still advised. Continue to check details. An old friend has important news. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Youre anxious to see your ideas move from concept to development. But trying to force the issue right now could backfire. Wait for movement to resume on the 11th. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Keep your thoughts focused on the positive as you deal with an unexpected turn of events in a personal or professional relationship. This could be the start of a welcome change. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Health matters take on added importance at this time. Deal with them before they interfere with your summer plans. A relationship that cooled off could soon warm up again. LEO (July 23 to August 22) While a few details involving upcoming decisions still need your attention, you fun-loving Felines can begin to spend more time enjoying your lively social life again. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) That long-sought-after career change could require you to move to another city. Weigh your decision carefully before either accepting or rejecting the offer out of hand. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A workplace situation can be awkward for Librans who prefer to keep their problems private. But you might have to tell-all if you hope to see it resolved in your favor. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Although your financial situation starts to improve this week, you still need to be cautious about money matters. Avoid major obligations, for now. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Your overall aspects continue to brighten, allowing you to tackle long-deferred challenges. A change in travel plans could work to your benefit. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Things seem to be slowing down for the usually restless Sea Goat. But wouldnt a bit of respite be just what you need right now? Activity picks up by June 17. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Personal relationships take a positive turn for both married and single Aquarians. Professional commitments, however, could be complicated by newly emerging events. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A decision you thought was final might be reopened as new facts are discovered. This could lead to a short-term problem, but might ultimately prove beneficial. BORN THIS WEEK: Your keen interest in pursuing global events could lead you into a career as a politician or reporter. On June 11, 1509, King Henry VIII of England marries Catherine of Aragon, the first of six wives he will have in his lifetime. When Catherine failed to produce a male heir, Henry divorced her against the will of the Roman Catholic Church. On June 15, 1877, Henry Ossian Flipper, born a slave in Thomasville, Ga., in 1856, becomes the first black cadet to graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. Flipper was never spoken to by a white cadet during his four years at West Point. On June 16, 1884, the first roller coaster in America opens at Coney Island, in Brooklyn, N.Y. Known as a switchback railway, it traveled approximately 6 mph and cost a nickel to ride. On June 12, 1942, Anne Frank, a young Jewish girl living in Amsterdam, receives a diary for her 13th birthday. A month later, she and her family went into hiding from the Nazis in rooms behind her fathers office. Annes diary, detailing their two years in hiding, was published in 1947. On June 14, 1951, the U.S. Census Bureau dedicates UNIVAC, the worlds first commercially produced electronic digital computer. UNIVAC, which stood for Universal Automatic Computer, used thousands of vacuum tubes for computation and was the forerunner of todays digital computer. On June 13, 1966, the Supreme Court hands down its decision in Miranda v. Arizona, establishing the principle that all criminal suspects must be advised of their rights before interrogation. The roots of the Miranda decision go back to 1963 when Ernesto Miranda confessed to a crime and later recanted, unaware that he didnt have to say anything at all. On June 17, 1972, five of President Richard Nixons re-election employees are arrested for burglary in the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate Complex in Washington, D.C. An investigation unveiled a scheme of political sabotage and espionage designed to discredit Democratic candidates. Equipment used during the burglary had been borrowed from the CIA. It was celebrated physicist Albert Einstein who made the following sage observation: Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new. It was in 1917 when one Dr. Walter G. Walford wrote an article warning readers of the perils of tight collars and ties, claiming that such constricting neckwear caused illness by retarding the flow of blood to the brain. Its fairly well known that seahorses are monogamous, staying with the same mate until death. Many people dont realize, however, that these fish are so devoted that every day they reaffirm their union with a morning greeting dance. When Ronald Reagans daughter, Patti, got married, there were more security personnel than guests in attendance. America got its first paved street back in 1647. It was, unsurprisingly, in New York City. The fastest known star is traveling through space at a rate of 3.5 million miles per hour. The figure on the Heisman trophy was sculpted from a real person. Warren Mulrey played football for Fordham University when John Heisman chose him to be the model for the new award. If youre like the average American, you use 2 gallons of water every time you brush your teeth. So turn off that faucet while you brush! If you like squash, corn, beans, pecans, chili peppers, pumpkins, maple syrup or cranberries, you have Native Americans to thank -theyre the ones who taught Europeans to gather and use these foods. In fact, by the end of the past century, fully one-third of all crops grown in the United States were of Native American origin. Its not easy to contemplate, but before there was toilet paper, American colonists used corncobs. Nothing pains some people more than having to think. -Martin Luther King Jr. THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY DID YOU KNOWTHE RIVER JUNE 8, 201224 1. INVENTIONS: Who developed the process of pasteurization? 2. FOOD & DRINK: What is the liquor cassis made from? 3. POP CULTURE: When was the Pillsbury Doughboy introduced in TV ads? 4. ASTRONOMY: What is a maria? 5. GEOGRAPHY: What is the capital of South Dakota? 6. LITERATURE: The 2004 movie Christmas with the Kranks was based on which novel? 7. MOVIES: Who was the first black man to win an Oscar? 8. ROYALTY: What is Prince Andrews official title? 9. SPORTS PERSONALITIES: What was the boxing champion Muhammad Alis original name? 10. U.S. PRESIDENTS: What kind of dog did President Bill Clinton and his family have? TRIVIA TEST 1. Louis Pasteur 2. Black currants 3. 1965 4. Also known as a sea, a maria is a dark region on the moon. 5. Pierre 6. Skipping Christmas, by John Grisham 7. Sidney Poitier won for his role in Lilies of the Field. 8. Duke of York 9. Cassius Clay 10. Buddy, a Labrador retriever. ANSWERS1. Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees had 54 in 2007. 2. Six. 3. New Orleans Drew Brees has done it in 43 consecutive games, starting in 2009. 4. Notre Dames Austin Carr had 61 points against Ohio in 1970. 5. Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin and Evgeni Malkin. 6. Twentyve consecutive years. 7. Stef Graf, in 1988. ANSWERS SPORTS QUIZ 1. Who was the last player before Torontos Jose Bautista in 2010 to belt more than 50 home runs in a season? 2. How many consecutive seasons, entering 2012, had Philadelphias Ryan Howard tallied at least 30 home runs? 3. Johnny Unitas holds the NFL record for most consecutive games with at least one TD pass (47, 1956-60). Who has the most since the 1970 NFL merger? 4. Who holds the record for most points in a mens basketball NCAA Tournament game? 5. Since the NHL lockout season of 2004-05, only three rookies have averaged more than a point a game. Name two of them. 6. How many consecutive starts at the Daytona 500 did Michael Waltrip have before failing to qualify in 2012? 7. Who was the only player to win a golden slam -all four of tennis majors, plus a gold medal in Olympic singles play, in a calendar year?
25 THE RIVER JUNE 8, 2012 Prospective and incoming students as well as parents can meet the new resident assistants for LightHouse Commons and tour the 400-unit, on-campus residence hall during an open house on Friday, June 8. The open house will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Taeni Hall Building S on the Fort Myers campus. The event is open to the public and will provide students and parents with an opportunity to view the new residence facility under construction with guided tours taking place during the open house event. Information about enrollment and on-campus living for the fall semester will be available as well. Commonly referred to as the RAs, the resident assistants are trained peer leaders with the role of supervising residents within the facility and enforcing residence policies. These student leaders serve as a communication link between residents and college administrators. The RAs are selected based on an extensive interview process to determine how they get along with others, interact with their peers and their leadership skills. The entire residence life staff includes Nicole Fisher, assistant director of residence life; Alexis Augustenborg, residence life specialist; and RAs JC Perez, Ben Lemaster, Dianelis Martin and Zachary LaPaugh. Getting an early start on connecting and advising the future residents of LightHouse Commons, the new RAs have been utilizing a Facebook group page to help the students connect with each other and position themselves as leaders for the new residence hall. The Facebook group, which has more than 100 members, has been a vital tool in communicating with the students about the facility policies and has helped in roommate pairing. Students have been actively posting requests and replies for roommates with similar interests and educational goals and the student services department reports many roommate matches as a result of social media activity. The Facebook group page has been a great tool for engaging the future student residents while helping them get to know each other, said Amy Teprovich, Ed.D., director of student life at Edison State College. Our hope is for the residence hall to increase the sense of college community on our campus and this really begins with the students embracing their new living situation and new neighbors. Though still under construction, tours of LightHouse Commons now are offered to prospective residents. The first oncampus living facility at any of the Edison State College campuses, LightHouse Commons is modeled after apartmentstyle living and feature two floor plan options to include a two-bedroom, twobath floor plan and a four-bedroom, two-bath floor. The units feature private bedrooms, full kitchens with quality cabinets and fixtures, washers and dryers in each unit and stylish furniture. Meal plans will be available also in combination with leases as well as payment plans starting as low as $600 per month, including utilities. Located on the west side of the Fort Myers campus, the 164,000-square-foot residence hall is scheduled for completion in August. More than 240 applicants have reserved rooms for the fall semester and applications are still being accepted. LightHouse Commons offers an on-site recreation room, fitness center, mail center, two-story lobby and sitting area, conference room, and study room on each floor, and a private parking lot with parking available for each resident. The residence hall includes key card access for residents and a security officer in the lobby 24/7. A full-time Edison State College staff member will live in the facility, as well as resident advisers (RAs) to provide service to the students as needed. Parents and students can learn more and reserve space by visiting the Student Life office on the Lee Campus or by calling 985-8361. In addition, applications and more information are available at http://housing.edison.edu. Calusa Blueway Photo ContestLee County Parks & Recreation has launched its fifth annual Calusa Blueway Photo Contest for boaters, kayakers and nature enthusiasts. Entries can be submitted from now until October, with prizes awarded at the annual Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival in November. Categories include: People on the trail (people enjoying the waterways, trails and outdoors) Wildlife on the Blueway trail (flora, fauna and landscapes) Signs along the blueway trail (Calusa Blueway markers and others that waterlovers encounter) Prizes for top category winners will come from sponsors Fort Myers-based Harmon Photographers as well as ABC Framing, a Lehigh Acres-based mobileframing business. First-place winners will receive an enlarged, matted and framed version of their photos. Winning entries also may be published in magazines, newspapers and online products. Selected entries may be featured on several websites, including the blueway site, www.calusablueway.com, the festival site, www.calusabluewaypaddlingfestival. com, and on the festivals Facebook page. New this year, the photo contest reception will be combined with the Thursday evening kickoff event at the Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival. Winners and runners-up will be recognized during the reception at the festivals signature lodging site, Residence Inn by Marriott Fort Myers-Sanibel. The festival itself will have evening events at the Residence Inn with daytime activities on the Sanibel Causeway with activities throughout Lee County. There is no entry fee. Submissions must be taken along a Lee County waterway and include a photographers name, address, phone number, e-mail address, a title and location. One entry is permitted per photographer per category; amateur photographers only, please. A model release form is available and necessary if a person in a submitted photo is identifiable. Visit www.calusabluewaypaddlingfestival.com, click on activities and then photo contest to upload pictures and complete an entry form. Deadline is October 5. Winners will be selected by a panel of judges, including Cape Coral-based award-winning journalist Rod Clarke; Josh Manring, a noted Naples-based world traveler with five published photographic books; and Fort Myers native Mark Renz, an avid expedition explorer, photographer and author. The Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail is 190 miles long and is marked by easily identifiable trail signs. The trail also is mapped out with Global Positioning System coordinates. Order free maps online at www.calusablueway.com. Dates for this years festival are November 1 to 4. More details are available at www.calusabluewaypaddlingfestival.com. Pictured from left are Zachary LaPaugh, Dianelis Martin, Alexis Augustenborg, Nicole Kemmerich, JC Perez and Ben LemasterEdison State Introduces New Team Of Assistants For Residential Hall Aerial of LightHouse Commons construction
PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY COS METI CS MAGGIE BUTCHER 904 Lindgren Blvd. Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Ph: 239-395-0978 / 317-509-6014 email@example.com Products: www.marykay.com/mbutcher Career information available Gift ideas available New Lip Glosses and Botanical Skin Care C OMPUTERS FINAN C IAL S ERVI C E S THE RIGHT INVESTMENTS IN YOUR IRA CANMAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE. To learn about the bene ts of an Edward Jones IRA, call or visit today.www.edwardjones.com Member SIPC Jennifer L Basey Financial Advisor1952-2 Park Meadows Dr Ft Myers, FL 33907 239-437-5900 License # 0707041 09-00014233Phone (239) 267-8405Robert CrawfordDRAPERY CLEANING WINDOW BLIND CLEANING & REPAIRWe Come To You!www.theblindrepairshop.com 10% OFF ANY SERVICEWith is Ad CERTIFIED TECHNICIANSCLEARVIEWDRAPERY/WIND O W BLIND C LEANIN G & REPAIRTHE RIVER JUNE 8, 201226 Development CityYear BuiltSquare FootageListing PriceSelling PriceDays on Market Bonita BeachBonita Springs2000 4,000 3,395,0002,850,000 262 Bonita BayBonita Springs2002 5,858 2,495,0002,400,000 179 CasesFort Myers Beach1958 1,720 2,100,0001,900,000 12Shadow Wood At The BrooksBonita Springs2000 5,223 1,399,0001,175,000 39 Bonita BayBonita Springs1994 3,433 999,000885,000 148 Cape HarbourCape Coral1999 2,649 899,900885,000 12 Renaissance Fort Myers2003 3,515 799,000780,000 217 Pelican LandingBonita Springs1991 3,516 759,000660,000 53 Cottage Point Fort Myers2002 4,666 619,900585,000 104 Bayview AcresSt. James City2008 2,290 599,999570,000 508Courtesy of Royal Shell Real EstateTop 10 Real Estate Sales Volunteers Needed For Program To Save CatsLee County Domestic Animal Services will hold a task force Meeting for Lee County residents interested in participating in a Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program for feral and community cats on Wednesday, June 13 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in the agencys lost and found pet center conference room, 5600 Banner Drive in Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Deptartment. The TNR program is aimed at reducing the number of feral cats, currently estimated at 98,000 in Lee County. The Lee County Board of County Commissioners approved a TNR program in 2009 to provide sterilization and vaccination of feral (wild) outdoor community cats to reduce overpopulation and euthanasia. Additional funding for the project has been provided from grants through the Florida Animal Friend License Plate program. A task force was also formed in 2009 to handle the demand for the program but additional volunteers are needed. Task force members donate a few hours or a few days per week. Responsibilities include assisting residents with setting traps, transporting trapped cats for sterilization appointments, returning sterilized and vaccinated cats to their original trapping site, and providing education. Representatives are needed for all of Lee County but Lehigh Acres is an especially critical area. Funding from the Florida Animal Friend License Plate program is currently ear-marked for TNR in Lehigh Acres. Each year in Lee County thousands of feral and community cats in good health face unnecessary euthanasia without a TNR program. The University of Florida School of Veterinary Medicine advocates that TNR is the most humane and effective solution for preventing pet overpopulation and reducing euthanasia. Further studies also support that eradication, as a method to reduce overpopulation has been a failure. For information about TNR or to make a reservation for the task force meeting contact Lee County Domestic Animal Services at 533-9200 or email dward@leegov. com.
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CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE MONDAY AT NOONTHE RIVER JUNE 8, 201228 HELP WANTED HELP WANTED SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES OFFERED BOATS CANOES KAYAKS REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATEMUSIC 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 email@example.comRR 5/4 PC 6/8 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 firstname.lastname@example.orgRS 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 SCAN CODE FOR A FREE LIST OF ALL ISLAND PROPERTIESFOR SALEVISITwww.FreeSanibelList.comPfeifer Realty Group Sanibel Island, FL239-472-0004RS 6/17 BM TFN NS 5/4 BM TFN 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 NS 6/1 NC 6/8 SPORTS MINDEDNew Expansion in Southwest Florida. Seeking outgoing, motivated individuals with 6 to 10 hours/week. Will train. Ref:1099. P/T and F/T opportunities available. Call Lauren @ 239-314-0233NS 6/8 CC 6/29 RS 6/8 NC 6/29VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDAt The Sanibel School Call Michelle Wesley 239-910-8000RS 4/6 NC TFN 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 6/8 HELP WANTEDLooking for person, pump gas, change tires, change oil, use computer to rent cars, drive wrecker. Fax resume to 239472-1878, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, call 239-289-2385, or stop in at Island B.P. RS 6/8 CC 6/22 HELP WANTEDFT Mechanic, knowledgeable in foreign and domestic cars, should have own hand tools. Customer oriented, work in an island atmosphere. Fax resume to 239-472-1878, e-mail email@example.com, call 239289-2385, or stop in at Island B.P. RS 6/8 CC 6/22
CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 29 THE RIVER JUNE 8, 2012 REAL ESTATE COMMERCIAL SPACE VACATION RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL WANTED TO BUY AUTO FOR SALE FOR SALE FICTITIOUS NAMETO PLACE A CLASSIFIED LOG ONTO: IslandSunNews.comCLICK ON PLACE CLASSIFIED SANIBELS PERIWINKLE PARK28 mobile home with 20x10 lanai. On quiet street. Renovated bath, all appliances in good condition. Plenty of storage. Tropical garden in backyard. Owner has clear title. Motivated to sell $15,000. Unit 159. Call 727-207-5787RR 6/1 CC 6/8 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 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 6/8 CC 6/29 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 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 FICTITIOUS NAMEIt is my intention to apply to the Department of State, Division of Corporations, State of Florida to register the said name of Cape Welding, Fabricating & Repair under the provision of Chapter 90-267 (Fictitious Name Act), Laws of Florida (Section 865.09, Florida Statutes), 1990. NOTICE OF INTENTION TO REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME The undersigned does hereby certify that Thomas & Constance Buchanan are conducting a moblie welding business at 3312 SW 3rd Avenue, Cape Coral, Florida under the ctitious name of Cape Welding, Fabricating & Repair and that said rm is composed of the following persons whose names and places of residence are as follows: Thomas & Constance Buchanan 3312 SW 3rd Ave Cape Coral, FL 33914 Ownership of Cape Welding, Fabricating & Repair is as follows: Thomas & Constance Buchanan It is my intention to apply to the Department of State, Division of Corporations, State of Florida to register the said name of Cape Welding, Fabricating & Repair under the provision of Chapter 90-267 (Fictitious Name Act), Laws of Florida (Section 865.09, Florida Statutes), 1990. June 8, 2012 NS 6/8 CC 6/8 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. 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. ANNUAL RENTALSSANIBEL472-6747Gulf Beach Properties, Inc.Paul H. Zimmerman, BrokerMaking Islanders out of ordinary citizens for over 35 years. Sanibelannualrentals.com RS 6/8 BM TFN CAPTIVA GUEST HOUSEOne bedroom includes washer dryer, wonderful sun deck with a canoe/kayak rack. Easy walk to the beach. Lightly furnished. $1,500 a month plus half electric. Call after 5 pm 239-395-3264 or 239-247-3879.NS 6/8 CC 6/29 RE/MAX OF THE ISLANDSPutting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace www.remax-oftheislands.com 239-472-2311NS 3/30 BM TFN PRETTIEST RENTAL ON SANIBELFlowers/Pond/3 acres/Next to Sanctuary/ Boat Launch/2 BR/2 BA/Storage galore/ separate of ce/no smoking/pets OK. $1700 Mo + utilities 239/472-0297 RS 6/8 CC 6/8 1/2 DUPLEX IN THE DUNES Overlooks golf course to lake. 3 bedroom/2 bath/includes all appliances/ unfurnished/no smoking. $1,700 mo + utilities. 215-840-9802NS 6/8 CC 6/22 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 CHRYSLER SEBRING CONVERTIBLE2004 One Owner, 69,100 Miles 2.7L V6 4 spd Auto, Air. $5,995. Call 239-395-0495.NS 6/8 PC 6/8 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 6/8 BM 6/29 FURNITURE FOR SALE Living Room Set: Like new Tommy Bahama style couch, chair and glass coffee table, color is sea grass (Light greenish yellow) Call 617-842-4729 Best offer.NS 6/8 CC 6/8 Shore Fishing:Don't Harm The Fishby Capt. Matt Mitchell Landing a big sh from the beach can be hard on the sh. Dragging a sh up onto the sand if youre going to release it is not an option as it usually damages or kills the sh. Hold the sh in the water while you unhook it if youre going to release it. The less you can touch a sh before release the better for the sh. If you want a picture with the sh, support it as you lift it out of the water and do it quickly. Before releasing, revive the sh while holding it in the water; moving it slowly back are forth so water goes over its gills. The sh will let you know when its ready to swim off. Florida just recently changed the regulations on shing from shore. Florida residents as well as out of state visitors need a shing license to sh from shore. 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 8, 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 Pets Of The Week My name is Buddy (ID# 502668). I am a 5-year-old male brown bloodhound. Im friendly, affectionate and tons of fun. At 111 pounds, I could be a huge companion in more ways than one. I love to go on walks, but stairs are a bit of a problem for me. If you dont mind a little drool and have the right accommodations, I could be the right pet for you. My adoption fee is free (regularly $75) during Animal Services Construction Special. My name is Roseanne (ID# 531408). I am a 7-year-old female tortie domestic short hair. At 15 pounds, Im definitely a full-figured girl. Theres just more of me to love! In fact, I love attention, being petted and a good back scratch. You could also double your fun by adopting my sister, Fergie. She looks just like me! 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. Buddy ID# 502668 photos by squaredogphoto.com Roseanne ID# 531408
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1149 Periwinkle Way 239/472-0176 fax 239/472-0350 11526 Andy Rosse Lane 239/472-1270 fax 239-472-1268 11509 Andy Rosse Lanewww.jnaislandrealestate.com TREMENDOUS VALUE AT GULF HARBOUR!This 3/2/2 carriage home located in the highly desirable Mariposa at Gulf Harbour has it all! Offered for $260,000. Contact Tracy Walters Mr. Listr 239/994-7975 or Connie Walters Ms. Listr at 239/841-4540. NEW LISTINGS: 1621 SAND CASTLEBeautiful lake and fairview views are yours from this 3 bedroom 2 bath house near the 18th green at The Dunes golf course Deeded Beach Access. Upgrades galore, his and hers 4 car garage, workbench enclosed large porch, bay window, composite decking on front porch. Offered for $389,000. Contact Connie Walters Ms. Listr at 239/841-4540 or Tracy Walters Mr. Listr/994-7975 SOUTH SEAS TENNIS VILLASComfort, convenience, and a serene sense of inspired living in a Resort Community. Outside in the Tennis Villa community is an abundance of well maintained, matured, and manicured grounds offering a private community pool, sun-deck, bbq area and more. #3110Quaint corner 1 bedroom/1 bath unit overlooking lush gardens and courtyard. West Indies-style dcor, fully furnished turn-key villa located within the Southern Enclave of South Seas Island Resort. Extra side windows in dining area for additional light. Walking distance to beaches, Village of Captiva, restaurants and much more. South Seas Island Resort amenities offered with a club membership. Offered for $350,000. Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632.#3139Every aspect of the interior is designed to enhance the island experience. The entry level offers a private guest bedroom and bath, a great room that encompasses an open floor plan with sliding glass doors in living and side window in dining area in this end villa. The privacy of the master bedroom with en-suite bath is located on the upper level overlooking an enclave of sunlight through the picture window. Offered for $425,000. Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632. DIRECT DEEP WATER ACCESS!!!!This home is very well maintained. From the new solar heater for the pool to the freshly sealed driveway, the owners have made to many upgrades to list, come see them! Located on a quiet dead end street in the very highly regarded Savona area of Cape Coral, this home even has a small fenced in area off the pool cage for pets. Dont miss out on this great opportunity. Offered for $375,000 Contact Bob Berning 239/699-9597PUNTA RASSA #302This elegantly appointed home has been completely renovated. Top of the line granite in kitchen and baths. Unique master bath & dressing area, design award, wood floors, dry bar, stainless steel appliances. Sun drenched with magnificent sunsets and views of Sanibel Island enhanced by hurricane glass enclosed lanai, hurricane glass on all windows. Social membership to Sanibel Harbour included. Turnkey and ready! Offered $399,990. Contact Marianne Stewart 239/560-6420.BLIND PASS This well established, desirable, well maintained Blind Pass condo is a must see! This unit is steps away from one of the best shelling locations and secluded beaches on the Islands. This unit has great rental income and has remodeled kitchens and bathrooms. Dont miss your opportunity with this one. Offered for $499,000. Contact Tracy Walters Mr. Listr 239/994-7975 or Connie Walters Ms. Listr at 239/841-4540. HARBOUR LANEHome/lot package on Gulf and bay access canal lot. Dock and boat lift in place. Short walk to Blind Pass beach, restaurants and shops. SW exposure for lots of fun in the sun. This is a great opportunity to have a new home on a canal on Sanibel and still meet the new insurance guidelines. Offered for $850,000 Contact Ken Colter 239/851-1357 or BOB BERNING 239/699-9597 15500 COOK ROAD, FT. MYERS THAT WAS THEN THIS IS NOW UP AND COMING NEIGHBORHOODRare opportunity to create a legacy property with 4.6 acres, riverfront into THE EXCLUSIVE RIVERFRONT NEIGHBORHOOD Current 1920s 5 Bedroom Residence and Guest House has been completely renovated to modern times! Royal Palm Lined Entrance offered for $4,900,000 Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/8721632. SANIBEL ARMS WESTThis 1st floor unit offers 2 bedroom, 2 bath and 2 lanai. Located just steps from the beach and overlooks the pool. Unit has been completely remodeled and cheerfully decorated. Comes fully furnished. Complex offers; on-site rentals, roof top sundeck, caged pool, BBQ grills, laundry room, tennis courts also bike and movie rentals. Offered for $459,000. Contact Cathy or Ralph Galietti at 239/826-5897 or Nancy Finch at 239/822-7825.JONATHAN HARBOUR BAY FRONT BUILDING SITE17059 Marina Cove Lane. This lot has a great dock system with a lift and deep water, electric and water on dock. 140 feet of water frontage and only 10 minutes by water to the Gulf. Private gated community with pool, tennis, and clubhouse. Custom blueprints available for a home if purchaser is interested. Offered for $625,000 Contact Ralph or Cathy Galietti 239/826-5897 or 239/828-5807.2621 SAN CAP RD.This adorable 3 bedroom 2 bath Florida cottage makes for the perfect island retreat. Great location in Sanibel Gardens near shopping and restaurants. Offered for $284,900. Contact Nancy Finch 239/822-7825If you are interested in listing your island property, contact the islands oldest and most prominent real estate company. We get results!Serving the Islands Since 1975 THE RIVER JUNE 8, 201232