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FREETake Me Home VOL. 11, NO. 26 JULY 6, 2012From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Historic Sinking Of Mighty Mo Off Coast Of SanibelOn Monday, the World War II warship USS Mohawk CGC was deployed to its final resting place 90 feet under water, roughly 28 nautical miles off of Sanibel Island, creating the first Veterans Memorial Reef dedicated to all United States veterans. The official name of the reef will be the USS Mohawk CGC Veterans Memorial Reef. The 165-foot World War II Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk was the last remaining ship of the Battle of the Atlantic. She launched 14 attacks against submarine contacts between 1942 and 1945. One of her most famous deeds was being the last ship to radio Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower that the weather was clearing for the D-Day invasion. Pirate Treasure To help trigger the first dive, celebrity adventurer Pat Croce has hidden artifacts from his St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum aboard the old warship, including an 18th century rum bottle with authentic 17th century shot (nonexplosive projectile) and a hand-drawn treasure map inside. Croce also secreted a case of premium aged Caribbean Pyrat Rum. The first diver to find the treasures will keep them and claim free passes to the museum in St. Augustine as well as dinner for two at the Key West restaurant. More About The Mohawk The USS Mohawk, or Mighty Mo, in full fighting trim, will offer an exceptional diving experience, with the ships replica continued on page 17 Charges were detonated aboard the USS Mohawk shortly before 1 p.m. on Monday, 28 nautical miles off the coast of Sanibel photo courtesy of Lee County VCB Venditti, Bowen Featured Exhibit At The Sidney & Berne Davis Art CenterThe Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center will present the art of Daniel Venditti and Lyle Bowen on Friday, July 6 during Art Walk. The Art Walk opening is from 6 to 10 p.m., and the exhibit will continue through July 27. Local fine artist Daniel Venditti will be revealing his newest series entitled The Nature of Things, a collection of large works based on written prose about the cycle of life. The works incorporate woodcuts and paint on canvas. Venditti has always been fascinated with the human form. That, coupled with a great interest in human nature, has formed his artistic style a style that reveals much about himself, the subject, and the observer. Venditti received his bachelor degree in fine art from Pratt Institute in 1987. He later attended the New York Academy of Art and received his masters in painting and sculpture in 1994. He also apprenticed with the Russian artists Komar and Melamid for most of the 1990s, continued on page 16Oerter Exhibit On DisplayThis Friday, July 6, Art of the Olympians Museum and Gallery (AOTO) will celebrate the life and accomplishments of a great Olympic hero, four-time Olympic gold medalist in discus, Al Oerter, with its newest exhibition. Al Oerter: Insights The Rise Of A Hero reveals the stories behind the man, the artist, and the athlete. Insights features a collection of Oerters artwork ranging from vivid abstracts to impact paintings created by using his discus which have never before been on exhibit. As a compliment to his artistic works, the exhibition features storyboards and personal mementos which his widow, Cathy Oerter, has arranged to depict one mans journey to greatness. Despite the fact that the discus thrower was never favored to win, at age 20, with less than five years of throwing under his belt, Oerter not only set an Olympic record, but also won his first gold medal and became the youngest ever Olympic champion of the event. Through his athletic career, Oerter would overcome adversity, accident and health issues to win three more gold medals. He retired from sports after the 1968 Summer Games. Oerter shared an understanding of what it takes to be at your best and reaching for excellence through goals; continued on page 4 Artist Lyle Bowen with one of the works in his Botanicals series Al Oerter created Impact pieces using his discus as a brush. Pictured is Impact No. 80
Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now: Historic Buildings Versus Progress?by Gerri ReavesWhen this circa 1990 photo was taken, the south side of Main Street between Monroe and Heitman still stood as a legacy to the Mediterranean-revivalist style of the 1920s boom. The crane looming on the photos far right is a sign of what will come to pass on the block. The storefront on the corner of Main and Heitman (foreground) must hold the downtown record for the number of drugstore names. It was occupied for decades by a parade of them before ending its days as a Lee County data processing facility. The corner first opened as Franklins Drug Store number 1 and became Marines Drug Store in the mid-1930s. Later in that decade, Parkview Drug Store occupied the storefront, followed by McElveys Parkview Drug Store a fitting title, since the city park lay just across the street. Parkview also attracted lunch-time business from Fort Myers City Hall, also Main Street in those days. Curb service made it a popular evening spot. At the end of World War II, the name changed yet again, to Anderson Drug Store, before a long tenure as Laniers, the name that many people still remember. The space was briefly vacant, and then Lee County bought the building in the mid-1980s. The building was demolished about eight years ago to make way for the Justice Center parking garage. Visible on the left of the circa 1990 photo is the historic building that operated as a Ford dealership from 1926 until 1963. In the early 1960s, it was extensively renovated for offices and renamed the Smith Building. Lee County later bought it and used it as a county courthouse annex until it was demolished around 1990, despite public outcry. After the demolition of both structures, the block underwent the major transformation brought by the expanded Justice Center. A block of Heitman Street disappeared in the process, as large structures further impeded the view of and access to the Caloosahatchee. Downtown became just a bit more difficult to navigate. Walk down to Main Street and ponder how the Justice Center complex has rewritten the downtown landscape. Then visit the Southwest Florida Museum of History at 2031 Jackson Street to learn more about the boom-time structures that preceded the parking garage. For information, call 321-7430 or go to museumofhistory.org. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Be sure to drop by the Southwest Florida Historical Society, where you can indulge your curiosity about the places and people who make up local history. 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 visit on Wednesday or Saturday between 9 a.m. and noon. Sources: The archives of the Southwest Florida Historical Society and the Story of Fort Myers by Karl H. Grismer. Today, the Justice Center Complex and parking garage have swallowed the block, including part of Heitman Street photo by Gerri Reaves 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 Circa 1990, two 1920s buildings still stood on the south side of Main Street between Monroe and Heitman. The historic Ford dealership (left) is on the verge of demolition. courtesy of the Florida State Archives THE RIVER JULY 6, 20122
3 THE RIVER JUL;Y 6, 2012 Chinese & Japanese Cuisine Downtown Fort Myers (Post Oce Arcade Hotel Indigo) 1520 Broadway For Takeout & Delivery Tel: 334-6991 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEKMon-urs 11am 10pm Fri-Sat 11am 11pm Sun 12pm 9pm Edison & Ford Winter Estates July ProgramsIn addition to tours and regular activities at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates, there are special programs and activities to engage both visitors and residents throughout the month. July is highlighted with the a new museum program and demonstrations, Henry Fords birthday celebration, Garden Talks, the continuation of the Edison Ford Tour, Lunch & River Cruise on Wednesdays and Thursdays as well as a variety of other special programs throughout the month. Call 334-7419 for additional information. The July schedule of programs and events include: Monthly Volunteer Meeting July 10 at 9:30 a.m. Edison Ford curatorial staff will discuss The Legacy of Henry Fords Cars and Engines in the Edison Ford Museum. The meeting is open to current Edison Ford volunteers as well as prospective volunteers and the public. For questions and additional information, contact the volunteer department at 334-7419. Garden Talk: Tropical Fruits July 14 at 9 a.m. Throughout the Edison Ford gardens tropical fruits are plentiful with many typical varieties of fruits known to thrive in Florida including mangoes, avocados and starfruit; and several lesser known varieties including black sapote, Barbados cherry and lychees. Join Edison Ford horticultural garden staff and learn varieties that are best suited for Southwest Florida and how to plant for success and enjoy the fruits of your labor. Reservations not required. Edison Ford members are free, non-members $5. Participants will receive 20 percent off in the Edison Ford Garden Shoppe. When Music Was Magic... Edisons Phonographs July 16, 20, 23 and 27 at 11 a.m., 1 and 2 p.m. Thomas Edisons favorite invention, of the 1,093 patents he held his lifetime, was the phonograph. Join Edisonia expert and author, John Kurdyla and curatorial volunteer Fred Stebbins for hands-on presentations and demonstrations of the phonograph. Visiting from Padova, Italy, Kurdyla has one of the largest private collections of Edison phonographs and is considered one of the top experts in the field of Edison recorded sound. Program is free with paid admission and Edison Ford members are free. Happy Birthday Henry Ford July 30 July 30th marks the 149th birthday of Henry Ford and the Edison & Ford Winter Estates is celebrating the day with antique car program lectures, museum demonstrations and 10 percent off Ford items in the museum store and Ford Cottage Shoppe. Join Edison Ford curatorial staff at 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. for a presentation on The Legacy of Henry Fords Cars and Engines in the Edison Ford Museum. Lectures are free with paid admission to the Edison Ford Museum and Lab. Edison Ford Tour, Lunch, & River Cruise Wednesdays and Thursdays (throughout the day, weather permitting) Visitors to the Edison Ford will enjoy an audio tour of the historic homes, gardens, Museum and Lab; boat cruise on the Caloosahatchee River as well as tour of the river with naturalist commentary; and buffet lunch at the Royal Palm Yacht Club, overlooking the river. Cost for adults is $45; children 12 and under are $35. Edison Ford Garden Tour Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Join Edison Ford horticultural garden staff to experience the 20 acres of gardens of the Edison and Ford families in a whole new way. Thomas Edison designed the gardens of his winter estate for many purposes including research. Mina Edison, a leader in community garden and beautification councils, planted for beauty. The new tour combines the history of the site and landscape, as well as advice on gardening from expert staff. Cost for Edison Ford members is free; non-members are $40. The tour includes an audio wand. Edison Ford Inventors Summer Camp Registration is still open for Edison Ford Inventors Summer Camp. Camps are separated by grade levels: first to third and fourth to sixth. Students in the seventh grade and above can qualify as Summer Camp counselors. Registration for Edison Ford members is $200; nonmembers are $230. July 9 to 13 Eager Engineers (waiting list) July 16 to 20 Time Travelers July 23 to 27 Physics In Motion July 30 to August 3 Smarts In Arts & Science For additional information, call 3347419 or visit www.edisonfordwinterestates.org. The July 14 Garden Talk will feature tropical fruits Henry Fords birthday celebration will include special programs throughout July If our seafood were any fresher, we would be serving it under water. we would be serving it under water. 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THE RIVER JULY 6, 20124 Reservations Required for All Cruises All Cruises(239)472-5300Cruises depart from beautiful Captiva Islandwww.captivacruises.com Call for departure timeTHE BEST WAY TO SEE THE ISLANDS IS FROM THE WATER 10 a.m. Island Cruise to Useppa Or Cabbage Key Adventure Sailing Cruises 4:00 p.m. Dolphin Watch Cruise Beach & Shelling Cruise Sunset Serenade Cruise with Island Musicians www.gigicompanies.com 239-541-7282Schedule free estimates or visit our new show roomLic.# S3-12238 G Ibtn Pfr Ibtn Pfr Mnff S Mnff S Rbt Cnfrbt Rbt Cnfrbt Dfb Pnnt Dr Pbn Cnn Dfb Pnnt Dr Pbn Cnn 1 1 Cnn Cnfrbt Dfb Cnn Cnfrbt Dfb Gnn Dn G Gnn Dn GSince 2001, A Southwest Florida Paver Contractor Rotary Club Announces Board Members And OfficersThe Rotary Club of Fort Myers announced its officers and board of directors for the 2012-2013 year at the Changing of Guard ceremony at Royal Palm Yacht Club on June 26. The Rotary Club of Fort Myers has served the community for 90 years. It is the oldest Rotary Club in Southwest Florida and its membership, some 175 members, includes many of the areas leading business professionals. Today, it is a diverse club of men and women from every sector of the community. The club has a rich history of service from its first outreach project in 1922 of the planting of Royal Palms on McGregor Boulevard to the recent support of PACE Center for Girls. The Rotary Club of Fort Myers, through its local trust fund, distributed over $130,000 to area nonprofits through its grant giving process in the 2011-2012 fiscal year. The club played a significant role in relief for Haiti and contributed over $20,000 toward the Shelter Box program which has become the largest project in Rotary International history. Officers include: President Steve Bowen, Stephen R. Bowen Construction; Past President Bob Sheehan, HOPE Hospice; President Elect Kevin Lewis, Southwest Florida Addiction Services (SWFAS); Treasurer Josh Dorcey, The Dorcey Law Firm, PLC; Secretary Anne Rose, Lee Memorial Health Care System; and Sergeant of Arms David Kennedy, Olin Hill & Associates. Rotary Board of Directors include: Lydia A. Black, Alliance for the Arts; Dan Detrick, Copy Lady; Tom Feurig, Goodwill Industries of SWFL; Leah Kirby, Edison National Bank; Don Molloy, Riverside Realty; and Scott White, Scott White Advisors. For membership opportunities and updates on Rotary events, visit http:// www.rotaryfortmyers.org or Facebook. Changing of the Guard ceremony Past President Bob Sheenen and President Steve Bowen From page 1Oerter Exhibitovercoming barriers; the value of competition; healthy work ethics and a balance in art, sport and education. These values would later lead him to create Art of the Olympians. Al Oerter: Insights The Rise of a Hero will be on display through August at the Art of the Olympians Museum and Gallery, 1300 Hendry Street in Fort Myers. Visitors may experience the exhibition for free during the July 6 Art Walk in downtown Fort Myers. Gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The gallery is closed to on Sundays, Mondays and holidays. Admission is $5. For more information, visit www.artoftheolympians.org or call 332-5055. Chaos by Al Oerter
5 THE RIVER JULY 6, 2012 Fort Myers Public Art: Naiadby Tom HallNaiad is a colorful, freestanding sculpture that stretches three stories into the blistering Florida sky. Designer Albert Paley fabricated it out of polychrome steel. It was added to the City of Fort Myers public art collection in 2009, but unless youve been to St. Tropez condominium complex or adjoining Beau Rivage, youve probably never seen it. Thats because Naiad is only visible for a matter of seconds as youre driving west on First Street heading toward the downtown Fort Myers River District. In 2004, Fort Myers adopted a public art ordinance that encourages developers to either place art on site or make a monetary contribution to the citys public art fund. When Riviera Development Group put together its planned unit development for St. Tropez, it chose to commission and install its own piece. It was an amazing coup for the Riviera Group to score a sculptor of Paleys stature. Paley is not only an internationally-acclaimed artist, hes a published author and lecturer as well. He holds an endowed chair at Rochester Institute of Technology, a BFA and MFA from Tyler School or Art in Philadelphia, and three honorary doctorates, too. Hes also the first metal sculptor to ever receive the coveted Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Institute of Architects. Riviera Group was not Paleys first Southwest Florida commission. Besides St. Tropez, you can find one of Paleys modernist sculpture, Cross Currents, at FGCU, and the handles on Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts lobby doors and the bronze gates in the entrance way to the Patty & Jay Naples Museum of Art are his as well. But Paleys most ambitious project will be taking place next summer in New York City. Thats when hell be installing not one, but 13 separate sculptures at various sites along Park Avenue in Manhattan. The installations will remain in place until November, 2013, advised Nan Miller of Ruth Lawrence Fine Art of Rochester. After that, the pieces that have been purchased will go to their new owners, while any that havent sold will go back to Paleys studio in Rochester. So far, collectors and museums have snapped up seven of the 13 works. Given Paleys celeb and burgeoning reputation, its hard to imagine that any of the others will still be on the market when the Park Avenue exhibition comes to a close. Who knows? Maybe one of them will even head south for the winter. After all, the weathers good in Fort Myers at that time of year. An arts advocate, Tom Hall guides weekly walking tours of the River Districts public art collection in Fort Myers. For more information, go to www.truetours.net. Naiad by designer Albert Paley is on First Street in downtown Fort Myers River Distrct Arts & Culture Grants AvailableThe City of Fort Myers recognizes the importance of the arts to the cultural, educational and economic well being of its diverse population. In Fiscal Year 2001-02, City Council created the Arts & Culture grants program to be awarded to non-profit arts and culture organizations, non-profit organizations providing art and culture projects and programs, and individual artists serving Fort Myers. In order to enhance access by all its residents to a full range of cultural experiences, the city provides funding for arts and cultural programs through its annual budget process each year. The Fiscal Year 2011-12 Budget allocates $100,000 for Arts & Culture grants. The applications to apply for individual and organizational Arts & Culture grants can be found on the City of Fort Myers website, located at www.cityftmyers.com. The applications are due back to the city by July 23, 2012. Awards will be announced by September 30. For additional questions, call Donna Lovejoy at 321-7217. 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THE RIVER JULY 6, 20126 Hortoons Lake Kennedy Seniors Head To HardRock CasinoJoin the Kennedy Kruisers from the Lake Kennedy Senior Center in Cape Coral as they head to Hollywood, Florida for a day of gaming fun. Experience the excitement of the HardRock Casinos 130,000-square-foot facility, with more than 2,100 of the hottest gaming machines and 50 live action tables. Play Seven Card Stud, Texas Holdem, Black Jack, slots and much more. Take a break from the action to peruse the plethora of fine shops or go to the Marketplace Food Court, which offers American, Mexican, Asian and Italian cuisine for an epicurean experience to please most every palate. The cost of the July 17 bus trip is $35 per member or $40 per non-member, which includes $20 in free play and a $5 food voucher. Advance reservations are required. For more information, call the Lake Kennedy Senior Center at 574-0575. Voter Registration Deadline July 16As part of its ongoing efforts to get out the vote, the League of Women Voters of Florida wants to remind voters that the deadline to register to vote in the August 14 primary election is July 16. Floridas primary election has never been held this early. Given the changes in the states elections laws, the league encourages Florida voters to call their local supervisor of elections to check their voter registration status and, if necessary, update it, said Charley Williams, LWVF voter services chair. This is particularly important for voters who have recently moved or changed their name. If you plan to vote by mail, call your supervisor to renew your vote-by-mail request and make sure your ballot arrives in time for the election. In addition to its BeReadyToVote.org website, LWVF has also partnered with Microsoft to offer smartphone users a quick and simple way to connect to their supervisors office. The league has created a unique smartphone tag that, when scanned, connects voters to a mobile website where they can access the Florida Division of Elections database to check their voter status.For more information about the upcoming elections and voter registration, visit www.BeReadyToVote. org. Spanish speakers can visit www. VamosAVotar.org. Columbus Day Parade & Food Fest October 13The Order Sons of Italy Charles J. Bonaparte Lodge #2504 of Cape Coral-Fort Myers will present the Columbus Day Parade & Food Fest on Saturday, October 13. The events will be held in downtown/South Cape Coral, with the parade held on 47th Terrace from SE 15th Avenue to 10th Place where the Food Fest begins. Applications are currently being accepted from food and craft vendors as well as parade participants. For more information, contact: Sponsors Steve Marsino, 458-8091, SFMarsino@gmail.com Vendors Steve Caramelli, 834-9888, Scaramelli@aol.com Download a vendor application online at http://sonsofitalycapecoral.ning.com/. For additional parade or sponsorship information, contact Dominic and Camille Marino at 573-6411 or DCM88@aol. com. Vegas & More With LangwahLake Kennedy Senior Center will host Vegas & More with Sally Langwah on Friday, July 27 at the center, located at 400 Santa Barbara Blvd. in Cape Coral. Langwahs stage presence and versatility offers high quality, high energy Vegas, Broadway or Nashville performance featuring tributes to legends such as Marilyn Monroe, Mae West, Patsy Cline and Julie Andrews, plus many more. Come enjoy a wonderful evening with fabulous entertainment, fine food and friends. Cost is $18 per member and $23 per non-member, which includes dinner and the show. Dinner includes Chicken Saltimbocca, wild rice pilaf, broccoli au gratin, Caesar salad, rolls with butter and dessert. For more information or to make reservations, call the Lake Kennedy Senior Center at 574-0575. Lee Republican Womens Club Lunch MeetingThe Lee Republicans Womens Club (chartered) will hold a luncheon meeting at the Crowne Plaza Holiday Inn, 13051 Bell Tower Drive in Fort Myers on Tuesday, July 10. Social hour/registration will begin at 11:30 a.m., with the lunch/program following at noon.Featured speakers at the meeting will be Chris Berardi and Dane Eagle, Republican candidates for the Florida State House of Representatives, District 77.For more information or to make reservations, call 574-2571. ISLAND INSURANCE SERVICE Kathleen Papaleo President Mark OBrien General Manager Susan Barnes Personal Lines Gina Loeber Agent 703 Tarpon Bay Rd, Sanibel, FL (239) 472-3022 Summer is over and its time to enjoy those beautiful winter days in Paradise. Have an insurance question? Call our office today for a new Auto quote. Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
7 THE RIVER JUL;Y 6, 2012 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 SO N S O F CO NFEDERATE V ETERAN S C ontact Camp Commander Robert A. Gates at 239-332-2408 M AJOR WILLIAM M. FOOTMAN CAMP #195 0 M 0 C ome Join Us and Celebrate Your Herita ge E ver y 4 t h Saturda y of the Month a t S moken Pit Bar-BQ ue 1641 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort M y ers 1 1am Lunc h 12pm Meetin g Arts For ACT Gallery Exhibit Artists Reception Join Arts for ACT Gallery, located at 2265 First Street in downtown Fort Myers, on Friday, July 6 from 6 to 10 p.m. for the opening reception and Art Walk for July 2012. This month, ACT Gallery will feature more than 75 artists who entered the annual open themed show. Artists were given three creative themes to choose from: Gone To The Dogs. The Cats Meow and Signs. Over 100 artists competed in the exhibits. Artist and judge Christina P. Wyatt will pick the first, second, third and honorable mention prizes on July 5. Wyatt earned a BFA in Painting and Printmaking from VCU School of Fine Art in Richmond, Virginia. Her art can be seen at Arts for ACT Gallery and Sanibels Tower Gallery. Attendees can expect to see eclectic, whimsical and endearing paintings and sculptures of dogs and cats done in acrylic, watercolors, collage, oils, sgraffito style and photography. Signs entries proved to be very thought provoking and imaginative. Artists created signs of summer, honor and signs of womens liberation and more. Entries ranged from professional to emerging, self-trained and outsider to highly skilled. These creative artists came together to share this special group exhibits and support ACT Gallery. These exhibits continue through Monday, July 31. For more information, call 337-5050 or visit www.artsforactgallery.com. Mama Tree by Linda Benson Home Alone Blues by Lennie Jones My Hero by Kathy Kuser med Rotary Italian Fest Returns To AllianceItalian Fest will return to the Alliance for the Arts on Sunday, October 7. The annual outdoor event benefits the Rotary Club Foundation and Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida. This years festival will tantalize taste buds and entertain the whole family with live entertainment, games, a marinara competition, an Italian market and much more. Italian food will be plentiful, along with cold beverages, beer, wine, Italian ice and ice cream. Kids can enter the coloring contest and spaghetti eating contest, as well as enjoy bounce houses, slides and more. There will also be games for all ages, including bocce, ladder golf and Tin Pan Alley. The Harry Chapin Food Bank works to address hunger needs in Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee counties through its educational and outreach efforts, as well as by directly supplying food to more than 150 partner agencies in Southwest Florida. Italian Fest will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers, on the corner of McGregor and Colonial. Blankets and chairs will be permitted at the fest, however coolers are prohibited. For more information, visit www.FortMyersItalianFest.org or call 939-2787. Young Artists Vocalists Perform At July Art Walk On Friday, July 6, Young Artists Awards vocalists Callie Atkinson and Hannah Steele will be performing at the In One Instant Gallery of Photography from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in conjunction with Julys Art Walk in downtown Fort Myers. Atkinson was winner in the vocal category at the 2011 Young Artists Awards competition. Steele, 13, is a student attending North Fort Myers Academy for the Arts. The Young Artists Awards, beginning its 10th year of programming, is a notfor-profit education, performance, audition and scholarship program for students from throughout Southwest Florida. The organization is also a monthly partner with Art Walk. In One Instant Gallery of Photography is located at 1526 Jackson Street in downtown Fort Myers. The performance is free and open to the public. For more information on the Young Artists Awards, visit www.youngartistsawards.org or follow Young Artists Awards on Facebook. English Country Dancing ClassLearn the social dances of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries at W a-ke Hatchee Recreation Center during their English country dance classes, held every Tuesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. all year long. Partners for these lessons are not necessary and beginners are welcome. Dr ess is casual, wear flat shoes with non-slip soles. Come enjoy a family-friendly activity with live music and plenty of fun. Lessons are free after a one-time payment of $10, which covers lifetime membership to Wa-Ke Hatchee Recreation Center. For more information or to sign up, call Gillian Carney at 603-9828 or send an email to fortmyersdancers@hotmail. com. Wa-ke Hatchee Recreation Center is located at 16760 Bass Road in Fort Myers. Call 432-2154 for more details. Hannah Steele Callie Atkinson Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
THE RIVER JULY 6, 20128 Along The RiverFresh seafood, cold beer and smiles await you at The Lazy Flamingo. The Lazys motto is If our seafood were any fresher, we would be serving it underwater. The restaurant has developed a large, loyal following with four Lee County locations in Santiva, Sanibel, Bokeelia and Fort Myers. Locals and visitors alike know The Lazy as a great place for grouper sandwiches, raw oysters on the half-shell, conch chowder and mussels marinara served in a nautical-themed atmosphere. The restaurant is also known for its secret recipe Flamingo garlic bread, buffalo wings and giant burgers, best enjoyed with a frosty mug of beer. For family outings, the little grown ups can choose from kid-approved dishes such as chicken fingers, pasta and hot dogs. All items on the childrens menu include a Lazy Flamingo flying disk and collectors cup. Additional souvenirs can be purchased on site, such as the Flamingo logo printed on t-shirts, golf shirts and baseball caps. With large screen TVs above the bar and in nearly every corner of the restaurant, Fort Myers Lazy Flamingo is also a great place to celebrate with other hungry, thirsty sports fans. Happy hour is served daily from 3 to 5 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. to midnight. The Lazy Flamingo Fort Myers is located at 12951 McGregor Boulevard in the Bridge Plaza near the College Boulevard intersection. It is open daily from 11 a.m. to midnight. Call 476-9000 or go to www.lazyflamingo.com. The Ostego Bay Marine Science Center is still accepting applications for its Marine Summer Camps. The programs are an exciting and educational experience for children ages 6 and older. All instructional materials are provided. Explore the areas beautiful barrier islands and the waters of Estero Bay. Field and beach trips will introduce campers to sea grass communities, plankton populations, mangrove tangles and bird nesting areas. The Ostego Bay staff is comprised of state certified teachers with a wide diversity of expertise. Camps run Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and include a graduation luncheon for each group on Friday: The schedule is: Sea Stars & Loggerheads Camp (July 9 to 13) ages 6 to 11 years; and Loggerhead Camp (July 16 to 20) for ages 9 to 11 years. Ostego Bay Marine Science Center is located at 718 Fisherman Wharf, Fort Myers Beach. Call 765-0181 or go to www.ostegobay.org. Need a short break from your hectic schedule? Make a trip to The Mucky Duck in the heart of downtown Captiva, where the beer is always cold, the atmosphere is casual and the sunsets are always breathtaking. Its a great spot for the entire family to gather for American, Italian and British cuisine, burgers, sandwiches, fresh seafood, steaks and desserts. Seating is available inside the restaurant or outside overlooking Captivas famous white sand beaches. Grab a drink after dinner and watch the sunset from one of the best locations on the island. Go to www. islandsunnews.com to view weather conditions from The Mucky Ducks live webcam. The Mucky Duck is located at 11546 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva Island. It is open daily for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Call 472-3434. Pets have a tremendous impact on their owners lives and are considered by most to be invaluable members of their families. Dr. Leena Plavumkal, DVM, understands this and created Vets On Wheels, a full service veterinary clinic providing mobile house call veterinarian services for cats and dogs to Sanibel, Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Bonita Springs, Estero and Lehigh Acres. House call and mobile veterinary services offer many conveniences to pet owners, as compared to traditional animal hospitals. There are lower risks of your best friend being exposed to diseases, which is especially important for very young or very old animals. By providing veterinary care in a comfortable and familiar environment, Dr. Plavumkal can also better evaluate behavior and areas of concern. Having a vet service come to your home is also extremely convenient for multiple pet households, elderly pet owners and elderly or large patients that cannot be easily transported. Call Vets on Wheels at 223-1289 or go to www.floridavetonwheels.com. Dr. Leena Plavumkal, DVM of Vets On Wheels, operates a full-service mobile veterinarian clinic for cats and dogs Oysters, stone crab claws, fried grouper basket and ice cold beer at The Lazy Flamingo Please visit our River Weekly News online advertisers at www.islandsunnews.com. You can click through to their Web sites for more information about real estate, shopping, restaurants and services. Just click on the logos surrounding the front page. w ww.SeabreezeN u rseries.com ( 239 ) 5 60-1422 D iscover the next generation of money-saving plants & tree s Landsca pe Consultation. Visit our w ebsite for details. Palms, bromeliads, crotons, buttery bushes, natives & more.
9 THE RIVER JUL;Y 6, 2012 PACE Center, Goodwill Partner To Collect Dresses And Other GoodsPACE Center For Girls of Lee and Collier Counties and Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc. are partnering to collect new and gently used dresses for the annual Love That Dress!, the ultimate feel-good shopping spree of the year. Beginning on Saturday, July 21 and continuing through Saturday, July 28, individuals can bring dress donations for PACE to any Goodwill location in Lee and Collier Counties. Donors are also encouraged to drop-off other goods to benefit Goodwill. All donated dresses will be resold for nominal prices at two Love That Dress! events occurring simultaneously on August 29. The Lee County Love That Dress! will take place at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Estero while Colliers event will happen at the Waldorf Astoria in Naples. Tickets to the main events will go on sale online on August 1. For more details, visit www.lovethatdress. org or call 425-2366 ext. 25. Proceeds from Love That Dress! benefit PACE Center for Girls, a non-residential juvenile delinquency prevention and intervention program targeting the unique needs of girls ages 12 to 18 facing challenges such as physical and sexual abuse, domestic violence, substance abuse, foster care, neglect, death of a parent, family history of incarceration and declining grades. Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida provides programs and services for people with disabilities and other disadvantages in Charlotte, Lee, Collier, Hendry and Glades counties. Revenue generated by Goodwills 25 Southwest Florida Retail & Donation Centers is used to support these programs. For more information about Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, visit www. goodwillswfl.org. Summer Of Love ConcertRelive the 1960s and 1970s with The Fab 3, popular trio from Sarasota, performing live at Unity of Fort Myers Church on Friday, July 27 at 7:30 p.m. Food will be served starting at 5:45 p.m., with raffles, prizes and a silent auction at 6:45 p.m. Come dressed in costume to celebrate the oldies, including many songs by The Beatles. Award-winning songwriter Susie Hulcher (vocals and guitar), John Garrett (vocals and percussion) and Michael Corley (vocals, guitar and sitar) will have concert-goers dancing in the aisles. Pre-paid tickets to the show are $20; credit cards are accepted. Contact Joyce at 278-1511 for more details. Unity of Fort Myers Church is located at 11120 Ranchette Road, Fort Myers. LeeTran Offers Trolley ServiceLeeTran will operate trolley service with extended hours on Wednesday, July 4. Bus routes on the mainland will not run on the holiday. Trolley service from Summerlin Square (Summerlin Road and San Carlos Blvd.) to Bowditch Park on Fort Myers Beach will run every 40 minutes from 7 a.m. until 11:55 p.m. Parking at Summerlin Square is free. On the island, trolleys will run every 30 minutes between Bowditch Park at the north end, to Lovers Key State Park and back. Adult trolley fare is 50 cents; seniors aged 65 and older, students, and disabled passengers with required ID can ride for 25 cents. An unlimited-ride All-Day Pass can be purchased from the driver for $1.50. The extended trolley hours are supported by the Town of Fort Myers Beach, which launches an annual fireworks show from the Beach Pier at Lynn Hall Memorial Park. The show begins just after dusk on July 4. For further information about bus or trolley service, call LeeTran at 533-8726 (LEE-TRAN) or visit www.rideleetran. com. Our email address is press@RiverWeekly.com
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 JULY 06, 201210
11 THE RIVER JULY 6, 2012Vocal Artistry Donates $10,000 To Local Community Partners Vocal Artistrys 2011-12 concert season comes to a close and the bank rolls are in. In their first full season, the 22-voice choir raised about $10,000 for Lee County charities. As an outreach of the Music Ministry at the First Baptist Church of Fort Myers, Vocal Artistry has achieved its goal to be more than music by impacting the community through its nonprofit fundraising efforts. Artistic Director Joseph Caulkins says he is pleased with the way the first season has completed. It just doesnt get any better than this! We not only get to do what we love, perform beautiful and challenging music and present our community partners with financial support. We owe a lot to our audiences who support us and spread the word, said Caulkins. Charities impacted in the past season include the Salvation Army of Lee County, Senior Friendship Centers, Footsteps to the Future, Royal Palm Christian Counseling Center, Lee Interfaith for Empowerment and the Good Samaritan Fund of First Baptist Church. Performance partners who helped Vocal Artistry present inspired, multi-media concerts include Dance Alliance, flutist Bill Larson and artist Leoma Lovegrove. Dr. Daniel Davis, composer and Vocal Artistry bass, composed A Dream For Freedom in tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The piece served as the choirs first world premiere musical presentation. Kellyn Celtic Arts Academy was both a benefiting nonprofit and a performance partner. Each Vocal Artistry concert features free admission and a few minutes in the program dedicated to the nonprofit partners to share with the audience about their organization. Free will donations are accepted to support the effort, and proceeds benefit the featured organization. Footsteps to the Future benefitted as a featured partner during Vocal Artistrys inaugural year. In an email, executive director Judi Woods expressed her appreciation and shared positive feedback from new donors as well as friends whod attended. I got a check for $200 in the mail from a new donor from Naples with a note recognizing our work in the community. I got so many calls and emails from friends who attended saying they loved the concert and that it exceeded their expectations. So once again I am so grateful, wrote Woods. The 2012-13 Vocal Artistry concert schedule and community partnerships will be released in the next few weeks. 2011-12 Featured Community Partners First Baptist Churchs Good Samaritan Fund This outreach of FBC assists community individuals and families with a variety of needs such as emergency financial aid, utility bills, food, and emergency transportation which directly impacts their daily lives. Footsteps to the Future Empowers young women in and aging out of foster care to safely and successfully transition to living independently. It is a model for change in Southwest Florida and the nation, providing programs such as mentoring, transitional living and advocacy for young woman. Footsteps to the Future helps young women break the cycle of abusive and addictive behaviors. Lee Interfaith For Empowerment (LIFE) A multi-congregational organization of 15 bodies of worship in the Lee County area. This diverse network finds common ground in shared values of justice and compassion that exists among all major religious faith traditions. Working together, L.I.F.E. enables their congregations to collaborate and cultivate strong relationships across religious expressions and influence public entities to address local community issues of concern. Royal Palm Christian Counseling This center seeks to provide Christian, biblical counseling and training for individuals. The organization strives to see the whole person spiritual, psychological, emotional, physical and social and provide solution-oriented guidance. Caring, trained counselors are equipped to handle the many questions and life challenges that face people in the community today. Salvation Army of Lee County Their motto is Doing The Most Good. Providing services since 1865, Salvation Army offers a wide range of services from basic emergency needs to comprehensive programs that reach the total needs presented by their clients. All services are designed to meet human needs in Gods name without discrimination. Senior Friendship Centers of Lee County Senior Friendship Centers is a nonprofit network of centers in Southwest Florida with services that meet the needs of people 50 and older and extend into the community with volunteer opportunities for all ages. Since the early 1970s, this organization has led the country in developing innovative, cost-effective approaches to address the health and wellness needs of older adults. Their mission is to empower individuals, families and communities through healthy and supportive aging services and community engagement. Performance Partners Dance Alliance Now in its third season, Dance Alliance is the resident company of the Alliance for the Arts. Its members are dedicated to celebrating, sharing, and promoting the art of dance in Southwest Florida. The all-volunteer, adult company operates as a collaborative co-op: each member contributes equally to the training, choreography and administrative duties of the company, creating a unique management structure that allows our dancers to explore, share, learn and create. Dance Alliance members include Giada Citarella, Lydia Frantz, Sway Hodges, Lauren LaPatin, Lori Madl, Jennifer Reed, Ally Sinibaldi and Michelle Verissimo. Dr. Daniel Davis The composer earned his doctorate in Musical Arts in Conducting from the College/Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. Davis also holds a bachelors degree in Music Education and masters degrees in Saxophone Performance and Woodwind Pedagogy from Ohio University. He recently completed his sixth year as Director of Bands at Caloosa Middle School in Cape Coral. Davis was a member of the Southwest Florida Symphony Chorus for 11 years and he plays saxophone with the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra. Kellyn Celtic Arts Irish Dance Academy The academy is dedicated to providing the highest quality instruction, artistry, and performance excellence, heightening cultural awareness and unity through dance. Their program is carefully designed to provide the best possible dance foundation, which is needed to master the challenging art form of Irish Step Dance. Leoma Lovegrove The product of a Middle America upbringing, her artistic reach extends worldwide. Because of her love for Florida she has been instrumental in encouraging tourism to the state with her colorful depictions of local wildlife and scenery. Her works are displayed in numerous galleries throughout the United States. In Georgia, her portrait of Jimmy Carter hangs in his Presidential Library in Atlanta. President George W. Bush was presented with a patriotic canvas on the second anniversary of 9/11 in Washington, DC, and her art is also in private collection of the White House. William Larsen The principal flute of the Southwest Florida Symphony for more than 28 years, Larsen has acted as soloist with the symphony on such works as Vivaldis Concerto for Piccolo in C Major, Bachs Suite in b Minor for Flute and Strings, Griffes Poem for Flute and Orchestra and a Latin jazz arrangement by Jeff Tyzik of Bachs Sicilliano from his Sonata in Eb. He earned his Bachelors of Music in Performance from Arizona State University and his Master of Music in Performance from the College-Conservatory of Music, associated with the University of Cincinnati. Larsen is currently on the faculty of Florida Gulf Coast University. 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. CATS & DOGS To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732
THE RIVER JULY 6, 201212 Snook Season To Remain Closed Another Yearby Capt. Matt MitchellThe word from FWC is snook season will not open on September 1 and will remain closed for at least one more year on our coast. I think this is a good thing in the long run, although our area was not hit as badly as the Everglades in the 2010 winter cold snook kill. Sure, snook is a great fish to eat but there are better fish to eat if you are looking for dinner of other species that are much more plentyfull and tastier. Our region is really known for its snook fishery and anything that can be done to protect the species and bring the numbers back up is all good with me. If I never ate another snook in my life, I would be not upset at all. Talking of good-eating fish, July 1 marked the opening of gag grouper season, one of my personal favorite eating fish. For months, season on these shallow water grouper has been closed, so the bite should really be hot for the first few weeks without having to make long runs offshore for that grouper dinner. One of my favorite ways to catch these grouper is trolling deep diving plugs around the passes and a few miles off shore on ledges. Gag grouper can also be caught in even shallower water in the bay. The key to catching them in the bay is knowing where the structure is. This structure can be anything from a dock, rocks or sunken boat. A live pinfish dropped right down on the structure is almost a sure thing. I dont think there is another fish out there that hits a live bait as hard as a gag grouper. Despite the first part of the week being totally shot due to the heavy rain and winds associated with Tropical Storm Debby, things quickly turned around and conditions where back to better than normal by the end of the week. As usual when a tropical storm passes through the area, the storm sucks all the moisture in the atmosphire with it, so once it finally does pass, conditions following it are dry with light winds. Morning high water still had the redfish bite going off after mid-week just like the action before the storm. Just about any mangrove shoreline and oyster bar in the southern end of the sound had from a few redfish on it to lots of redfish. The usual baits in the usual places made for easy limits of upper slot-size reds. Fishing for these redfish is a blast, with the mouth of the river being the hot spot for me this week. Seems like all the rain pushed a lot of redfish out of the river, making the mangroves from Merwin Key to Sister Keys all good areas to fish. Later in the day when the tide started to fall, I have been switching it up and getting in on the catch-and-release snook action in the passes, mouth of the river and out on the beaches. Live pinfish and grunts bounced on the bottom while drifting the passes have been the bait of choice while whitebait out on the beaches and in the river caught the most fish. A few days after the winds laid down and the water began to clear up, tarpon started popping back up all over the sound and the beaches. Finally, after weeks of windy days, we have had slick calm water making tarpon easy to spot and locate. Even though they are not in the numbers prior to Tropical Storm Debby, with a little hunting its not a problem to have some shots at rolling tarpon. We are now later in the season; these tarpon are not seeing close to the boat/ angler pressure they were a few months ago and seem more eager to eat. Once located, you can generally stay on the fish for a few days if not longer before they move on. July always offers lots of options for anglers, and best of all, once we get past the 4th, things will be very quiet out on our local waters.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com. Mal Hepburn shows off a 30-inch redfish he caught and released while fishing with Capt. Matt Mitchell 10th Annual Root Memorial Fishing TournamentRegistration is now open for the 10th Annual David Lee Root, Jr. Memorial Fishing Tournament, a catch, photograph and release angling event. Proceeds benefit the Trauma Center at Lee Memorial Hospital. The event will kick off on Friday, July 13 at 7 p.m. with a mandatory Captains Meeting. Fishing will begin on Saturday, July 14 at 7 a.m. at D&D Matlacha Bait & Tackle, 3922 Pine Island Road in Matlacha. The Root Family lost their 18-year-old son, David, to an automobile accident in 2001. When their son, Dustin, was in an accident the following year, he was saved by the trauma unit from Lee Memorial Hospital. The entry fee is $50 per angler and $25 per youth angler (12 and under) and the fishing can be done by boat, kayak or from the famous Matlacha fishing bridge. There is no minimum number of anglers required per boat. A barbeque follows the photo weighin, along with prizes, a 50/50 raffle and chance drawings. For those not participating in fishing, tickets for the barbeque may be purchased for $8 per adult and continued on page 25 ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. 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13 THE RIVER JULY 6, 2012 CROW Case Of The Week: Bandits On The Runby Patricia MolloyOkay, maybe the headline is a little misleading. The raccoons did not run exactly; they meandered out of the carriers as their little noses twitched rapidly to take in the sweet scents of pine needles and fresh air. The excitment of being released in their new wilderness home enduced an occassional chirping sound from the young bandits. On June 28, CROW student interns Kim Vi and Julie Sickels drove to St. James City to release nine juveline raccoons. Each had been orphaned and raised from babyhood at the wildlife clinic; feedings alone were an around-theclock commitment for staffers, students and volunteers. Once they were old enough to survive on their own, the clinic began a search for a suitable release site. Long-time CROW supporter Ila Valcarcel owns a large parcel of land which she happily made available for the release. This land is for wildife. Thats the way I like it and thats the way it should be, said Valcarcel. If you are interested in having wild mammals, birds or turtles released on your property, contact the clinic for the set of guidelines to determine if your land is suitable. CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from the Gulf coast of Florida. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to P.O. Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 4723644 or visit www.crowclinic.org. One small step for raccoons... one giant leap for our native wildlife CROW student intern Julie Sickels releasing one of the groups of juvenile raccoons Lake Okeechobee Locks ReopenRainfall from Tropical Storm Debby increased the level of Lake Okeechobee to 12 feet NGVD on June 28, the threshold to reopen four navigation locks. The locks resumed on-demand service as of July 2. The reopened locks include: S-135 at J&S Fish Camp, Martin County G-36 at Henry Creek, Okeechobee County S-127 at Buckhead Ridge, Glades County S-131 at Lakeport, Glades County The locks can remain in service as long as the lake remains above 12 feet NGVD. Following is the status of other area navigation locks: The S-193 Lock, located on Taylor Creek on the north shore of Lake Okeechobee, is closed due to ongoing renovation work to refurbish the lock and ensure decades of reliable service. It is scheduled to reopen in the fall. On the south shore of Lake Okeechobee, the S-310 navigation lock at Clewiston is currently secured in the open position. The navigation lock becomes operational and is staffed by a lock tender when lake levels reach 15.5 feet NGVD and higher. Navigation locks operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which includes locks on the Caloosahatchee River and St. Lucie Canal, are also impacted by lowerthan-normal water levels. Information for those navigation locks may be obtained by calling the Corps South Florida Operations Office at 863-983-8101. For a guide to recreation sites on Lake Okeechobee, including boat ramps and public parks, visit www.sfwmd.gov/recreation. For more information, call the SFWMD Okeechobee Service Center at 863-462-5260 or the Orlando Service Center at 407858-6100. Local Waters/Local Charts Classsubmitted by Cdr. Mary SmelterThe San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron, a unit of the United States Power Squadrons, will be offering the popular Local Waters/Local Charts class on Saturday, July 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The class is directed towards new boaters and boaters new to the area as well as those wishing to learn chart reading. It will provide the boater with some of the basics of navigation, oriented to the Fort Myers area. Students will be using chart 11427, and participants must bring this chart to class. Optional On-The-Water training is also offered at a later date; check with the class instructor for details. The cost of the class is $40 per person. The class is being taught at the San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron Classroom, located at 16048 San Carlos Blvd. at the corner of Kelly Road (across from ACE Hardware). Students can register online at www.scbps.com or by calling 466-4040. Snook Season To Remain Closed For Another YearThe Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) voted to keep the recreational harvest of snook in Gulf of Mexico waters closed for another year to offer the species additional protection after a 2010 cold kill detrimentally affected the population. The decision came at the June 28 commission meeting in Palm Beach Gardens after staff presented an updated stock assessment that showed snook populations are improving in the Atlantic and are not in biological jeopardy in the Gulf. The next assessment is due in 2015. If we have a bad winter this year, we will benefit from this caution; if we dont have a bad winter, we will let all these breeding fish come through the slot, said vice chairman Kenneth Wright, referring to the snook slot limit of 28 to 33 inches in Gulf of Mexico waters. Well really have done something good and well have protected some of these fish. The recreational snook season was closed in Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic waters by executive order on January 16, 2010 after the cold kill. The FWC manages snook in both state and federal waters, though the species tends to inhabit the shallower, near-shore state waters. The effects of the cold kill were less severe on the Atlantic coast, where the normal season reopened for harvest on September 1, 2011. The Gulf of Mexico recreational season was to reopen on September 1 of this year, but now is expected to reopen on September 1, 2013. Catch-andrelease of snook will be allowed during the closure. In the Atlantic, the season will remain unchanged. Annual closures in the Atlantic are from December 15 through January 31 and from June 1 through August 31. There is no commercial harvest for snook in Florida. Snook are one of Floridas premier game fish, and anglers often practice catch-and-release techniques when targeting this species. When planning to release snook, proper handling techniques ensure the best chance of survival. This includes returning the fish to the water as quickly as possible; using wet hands to handle the fish; supporting its weight in a horizontal position when the fish is out of the water; not holding the fish by the gill plate, eye or jaw; and reviving the fish if necessary by running it through the water head-first to allow water to flow over its gills. Learn more about snook by visiting www.MyFWC.com/Fishing and clicking on Saltwater, Recreational Regulations and Snook.
THE RIVER JULY 6, 201214 Plant SmartSand Cordgrassby Gerri ReavesSand cordgrass (Spartina bakeri) is a native grayish green bunch grass that looks best in the warm and wet season. Its native habitats range from dry prairies to woodlands and marshes. Cattle graze on it, and the seeds are a food source for wildlife. Also called Bakers cordgrass, marsh grass and switchgrass, it typically grows three to five feet high. In a mass planting, its ornamental assets can be appreciated, especially when the sun glistens on its leaves. It is frequently planted along the edges of both brackish and freshwater ponds to prevent erosion. The leaves resemble coarse, ridged wires because the blade rolls inward when dry. The tapered arching blades create a fountain-like structure. It grows most and is greenest in spring, but browns a bit in the dry season. Seeds form in late spring and the brown flowers appear summer into the fall. Each seedhead of two to eight inches long has five to 12 flattened spikes that lie close to the stem. Sand cordgrass is very low maintenance and hardy. Although highly droughtand salt-tolerant, it thrives best in moist sandy soil and full sun. The dried flowers can be used in flower arrangements. Sources: usda.gov, floridata.com, ifas.ufl.edu, and Native Florida Plants by Robert G. Haehle and Joan Brookwell. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. A dragonfly perches amidst the inwardly rolled cord-like leaf blades photos by Gerri Reaves Low-maintenance sand cordgrass is a native bunch grass Caring For Your PlantsWhere Do We Get Landscape Materials From?by Justen DobbsDid you know that Florida is the largest producer of horticultural material in the world? (FYI: Horticultural plants are those used for landscaping, whereas agricultural plants are those used for food.) There is a large area in west Miami where hundreds of nurseries produce tens of millions of plants annually for sale worldwide. This area features land that is inexpensive, weather that is hot and humid, and soil that is conducive to rapid root growth. The majority of these tree farms and nurseries sell to the industry only, so they are off limits to most homeowners. There is a very high chance that the plants and trees that your landscaper (or you) installed in your Southwest Florida yard ultimately came from Miami. One of the benefits to living in South Florida is that we are able to obtain the most inexpensive landscape material in the world because it doesnt have far to go to reach our homes here. This has evolved a billion dollar industry in Florida which, granted, has suffered with the economy in the past 10 years, but nonetheless employs hundreds of thousands of people state-wide. There are a few nurseries that grow their own material from seed or cuttings here in Southwest Florida, but the majority of them have material trucked up from west Miami. This is a question you can put forth to your landscaper or lawn maintenance company if you ever want to throw them off guard! Either way, we are fortunate to live in a state that features optimal growing conditions, producing lush, green palms and stately flowering trees. Additionally, we have the largest variety of plants available for landscape use in the entire United States. There are laws governing Florida native plants and trees with regard to propagation and sale. This helps to prevent nurseries and landscapers from poaching plants and trees out of natural habitat, but sometimes raises the cost of such plants. If you are ever hiking through our native woods or preserves, refrain from bringing any living plants home with you as this may disturb the habitat and affect insects and animals as well. It is better to purchase native plants from local landscape companies who propagate and grow them in a responsible manner. How do our plants make it to California or other parts of the world? Once the proper plant-health permits are in place, large trucks with climatecontrolled cabs are able to stack plants to the brim and carefully transport them to these destinations. If overseas, plants are typically sent in sea containers aboard large cargo ships. Of course, this may cause the price to skyrocket for the end user, but it is still much more effective than trying to grow most plants in the foreign state or country. So, take a minute to walk through your garden today and appreciate the size and beauty of your Florida plants. Youre fortunate to have them! Dobbs is a landscape architect in south Florida specializing in custom, upscale landscapes. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. These palms are being loaded for transport using a method called California stacking
15 THE RIVER JULY 6, 2012 Boat Ramp Hours To Be ModifiedThe Matlacha Boat Ramp will close 30 minutes earlier starting on Wednesday, August 1. The popular Pine Island ramps new hours will be 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. The opening time is not changing. The park will continue to close at its regular 10:30 p.m. time. We encourage boaters to operate their vessels during safe-light hours, said Joe Debacker, senior supervisor with Lee County Parks & Recreation, which owns the park and ramp. Other Lee County-owned boat ramps on Pine Island include Lavenders Landing, which is open 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. in Bokeelia, and also the Pine Island Commercial Marina. That site off Stringfellow Road about a half-mile south of the islands four-way stop, is open to recreational boaters on weekends and county recognized holidays from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Call DeBacker at 229-7367 with any questions or visit www.leeparks.org. Bonsai Society To Take Tour Of Member HomesBonsai enthusiasts and members of The Bonsai Society of Southwest Florida will hold their regular monthly meeting on Saturday, July 21 at the Support Personnel Association of Lee County (SPALC) Building, 6281 Metro Plantation Road in Fort Myers, beginning at 9 a.m. After a short business meeting, the members will form carpools and tour four bonsai sites at members homes. The final stop will be to view the collection at Wigerts Nursery in North Fort Myers. The public is invited to attend the meeting. There is no charge for attending and parking is free. Bonsai is a horticultural art of growing trees in pots. It had its origins in China and Japan. Information about bonsai and the association will be available at the meeting. Additional information about the event may be obtained by calling Greg Lignelli at 560-3275. FSU Alumni To Hold July Fishing TournamentThe Florida State University Celebrity Fishing Tournament will be held on July 14 on Captiva with many celebrities, professional athletes and coaches coming to Southwest Florida for the weekend. The tournament will raise money to give Southwest Florida high school seniors scholarships to attend FSU. The Southwest Florida Seminole Booster Club and Seminole Boosters, Inc. will host the final 2012 Spring Tour with the first annual Celebrity Fishing Catch & Release Tournament on July 14 at Tween Waters Inn. Organizers will bring in former FSU celebrities, athletes and coaches, said Robert Shearman, tournament chair. He said with more FSU celebrities committing all the time, the current list scheduled to appear includes: Gene Deckerhoff, longtime broadcaster of FSU athletics, former host of the Bobby Bowden Show and voice of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers; George McNeill, PGA golfer and winner of the 2012 Puerto Rico Open; Coach Jim Gladden, former associate head defense end coach; Bill Ragans, defense back 1986-89; Rick Tuten, 11 season NFL career punter with Philadelphia, Buffalo, Seattle and St. Louis; Stan The Hit Man Shiver, best pure hitter at FSU during his reign; Holly Kelly Thompson, former FSU six-time All-American high jumper; John Frady, former FSU center; Barry Smith, former American football wide receiver and Green Bay Packers first round draft pick of the 1973 NFL; Thad Busby, one of the most successful quarterbacks in FSU history and named ACC Offensive Player of the Year (1997); and, Marcus Outzen, former quarterback who, as a sophomore quarterbacked the Noles to a dramatic victory over Florida in 1998. The weekend will kick off with all anglers gathering for a captains meeting on July 13, followed the tournament on Saturday, July 14, and will conclude with an awards dinner and program. Spouses, friends and FSU alumni are welcome to attend the dinner program and hear from attending celebrities at a cost of $50 per person, anglers are admitted free. For more information, contact Shearman at 344-1346 or email him at email@example.com. Main tournament sponsors are Golden Boat Lifts and Stokes Marine. For more information on the tournament, sponsorship opportunities and to register, visit: http://swflseminoles.com/events.htm. Gag Grouper Recreational Harvest Opening July 1 In Gulf State WatersGag grouper will be open for recreational harvest in most Gulf of Mexico state and federal waters on Sunday, July 1. The same day, however, the season will close in state waters off the coast of Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson and Taylor counties. The gag grouper recreational harvest season in Gulf of Mexico state and federal waters, not including Franklin, Jefferson, Wakulla, Taylor and Monroe counties, will end on October 31. State waters off Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson and Taylor counties opened on April 1 and close on June 30. They will not be open during the Julythrough-October season everywhere else. Monroe County is also excluded from the July-through-October season because it is included in the Atlantic rules for gag grouper. Gag grouper caught in state and federal waters during the July-through-October season may be taken ashore in Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson and Taylor counties, but boats with gag grouper aboard may not stop in and must have gear stowed while traveling through state waters in that region. (see map) The four-county region includes all waters of Apalachicola Bay and Indian Pass, including those in Gulf County, and all waters of the Steinhatchee River, including those in Dixie County. The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) manages marine fish from the shore to nine nautical miles in the Gulf of Mexico. The FWC is working with Floridas anglers to rebuild gag grouper populations in the Gulf of Mexico to strong, sustainable levels. The Commission established these seasons at its February meeting. The regional season was set for 2012 only and was established to provide fishing opportunities for private, recreational anglers when gag grouper are closer to shore and can be safely accessed by smaller boats. The gag grouper recreational harvest minimum size and bag limits are 22 inches and two gag grouper per person. No more than four of any species of grouper may be kept. To learn more about these management changes, visit www.MyFWC.com/Fishing and click on Saltwater, Recreational Regulations and Gulf Grouper for frequently asked questions and answers about the changes. 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THE RIVER JULY 6, 201216 From page 1Venditti, Bowenworking on print editions of DEATH Magazine and their Americas Most Wanted series of paintings. He spent 20 years in New York City, showing his work in various galleries in the city as well as international galleries and group shows. Currently, Venditti is living in Southwest Florida, where his work is evolving, combining his time in New York with the aesthetics of his new surroundings. He is involved in many local non-profit and charitable organizations. Fellow Fort Myers artist Lyle Bowen will be showing a series of paintings entitled the Botanical Puzzle Series, a combination of colorful botanicals and whimsical imagery. They are artistic fanciful impressions on canvas of his tropical backyard. The large canvases reflect several plants, such as crotons, bromeliads and orchids, surrounded by puzzle pieces. Bowen was born in southern California but moved back to Fort Myers, his mothers native city, at age 10. Bowen received an AA from Edison State College on an art scholarship. Life happens, and I put the art on hold, he said. I started painting again and recently had a one-man show at the TaGa Gallery at Chicos headquarters, and the Musical Chairs Series sold out. Of his new series, Bowen explained, I began the Botanical Puzzle Series after Grandeur Magazine did a photo shoot of our backyard, and I noticed how all the plants are connected like puzzle pieces. continued on page 25 Botanicals artwork by Lyle Bowen Annette, fig 2 by Daniel Venditti Annette, fig 1 by Daniel Venditti Departure by Daniel Venditti Botanicals by Lyle Bowen An Evening Of Art & Blues At EdisonAn Evening of Art & Blues, an opening exhibit reception at the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at Edison State College, will take place on Friday, July 13. This is the 25th annual Arts for ACT 2012 Fine Art Auction fundraiser benefitting Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc., the domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking center serving Lee, Hendry and Glades Counties. ACT, Inc. is a non-profit agency with two shelters in Lee County housing adult victims of domestic violence and their children and survivors of sexual assault and human trafficking for the past 34 years. Incidents of domestic violence have increased over the past year while funding for our agency has declined due to the declining economy. The theme for this years gala event is An Evening of Art and Blues. The first preview of both the live and silent auctions artwork will be held from 6 to 8 pm. Enjoy wine and hors doeuvres, preview over 60 pieces of art, trips and more in the live auction including an original Darryl Pottorf, a print by Robert Rauschenberg, and a one-of-a-kind necklace designed by Mark Loren. Preview over 70 pieces of silent auction art, which is available for purchase that night and while they are hanging at the college. Six Artists of ACT were picked to be featured artists, including Stephen Gray Blancett, David Belling, Tracy OwenCullimore, Lennie Jones, Christine Reichow and Paul Rodino. Stephen Gray Blancetts artwork was selected as the featured piece for this years auction. This limited edition poster, titled Singing The Blues, will be available for purchase for $20. Each poster is signed and numbered by the artist. The Six Artists of ACT postcard packs are available for $10 per pack or individual postcards are available for $3 each. The preview reception is free and open to the general public. Call Jennifer Benton or Claudia Goode at 939-2553 for more information. Singing the Blues by Stephen Blancett Rock it by Lennie Jones Stretch and Grow by Christine Reichow
17 THE RIVER JUL;Y 6, 2012 From page 1Historic Boat Sinkingguns, huge smokestack, crows nest, bridge, deckhouse and massive propeller. Trained and equipped divers can descend the smokestack into the Mohawks enormous engine room where the giant engines inner parts and reduction gear will be uncovered. The sinking of the Mohawk is expected to create one of Floridas premier diving destinations. The effort to sink the Mighty Mo was led by Mike Campbell, Lee County natural resources senior environmental specialist, and Reefmakers, L.L.C. shipwrecker Joe Weatherby, who also sank the USS Vandenberg in 2009. A series of shaped charges were detonated to sink the warship just before 1 p.m. on July 2. The USS Mohawk CGC is towed towards her final resting place via tugboat photo courtesy of the Lee County VCB Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
THE RIVER JULY 6, 201218 Very Successful First Year For Tarpons Despite Losing Indoor Football Crownby Ed FrankAlthough they breezed through the regular season with a perfect 12-0 record, the upstart Florida Tarpons fell 61-44 to the Cincinnati Commandos on Monday night at Germain Arena in Ultimate Bowl II, the championship game of the Ultimate Indoor Football League. There had been doubts from the seasons outset just how tough the competition was in the leagues Southern Conference which Florida dominated. Those doubts apparently rang true when the local team met Northern Conference Champion Cincinnati Monday. Cincinnati, an experienced team with veteran players, hounded Florida on defense forcing numerous turnovers while sacking Tarpons quarterback Chris Wallace five times. It was the third straight league championship for the Commandos, who joined the UIFL this year after winning the Continental Indoor Football Championship the last two seasons. Cincinnati finished the year with a 10-2 record, winning the title game with a backup quarterback. Kyenes Mincy filled in for starter Tyler Sheehan and threw for eight touchdowns and rushed for three more, including a 30-yard touchdown pass on the first offensive play of the game. Floridas Wallace, who assumed the starting QB role four games into the season, completed five touchdown passes (22 of 42 passes) for 241 total yards. It was a bitter loss for Florida, who earned the No. 1 seed in postseason play by virtue of their perfect regular season record. However, recognizing the fact that the Tarpons advanced to the title game in their first year of existence, their season must be considered a success. And they showed plenty of fight in the title game, particularly in the second half, when they closed the gap to just five points. The Tarpons are the third local franchise to enter the wars of indoor football, the first two having failed. Hopefully, the Tarpons will succeed where the other two failed. Their first-year record shows a promising future. Miracle Off To Promising Second Half Jim Rantz, the veteran director of the Minor Leagues for the Minnesota Twins, expected his Class A farm team, the Fort Myers Miracle, to make a strong showing this year in the Florida State League. But the teams first-half season record of 28-39 a fifth place finish in the leagues South Division obviously did not live up to those expectations. The Miracle, however, were 6-5 in the second half as this week began after winning three straight last weekend, two over the Charlotte Stone Crabs and one over the St. Lucie Mets. St. Lucie ran away with the South Division title in the first half. The Miracle host St. Lucie this weekend at Hammond Stadium for three games. The series opener Saturday has a 6:05 p.m. start, followed by Sunday at 1:05 p.m. and the series finale Monday at 7:05 p.m. FGCU Alum Sale Named To AL All-Star Team Just two years removed from pitching college baseball here for Florida Gulf Coast University, Lakeland native Chris Sale will represent the Chicago White Sox in next weeks All-Star Game in Kansas City. The 23-year-old Sale has a 9-2 record and an AL-leading 2.27 ERA. He was the 13th overall pick in the 2010 baseball draft and advanced swiftly through the White Sox Minor League system. He was called up by the White Sox in August 2010, barely two months after being drafted. He pitched as a reliever the first two seasons in the Majors, but was given a starting role this year. Red Sox Donate To Local Charities The spring training importance of the Boston Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins to our area far exceeds the tourism dollars they generate. Both have donated generously to local charities over the years. This week, the Red Sox announced they have donated $12,500 to five local charities as part of the teams Acts of Kindness to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Bostons Fenway Park. The donations were made to Amigos Center, Special Equestrians, Community Cooperative Ministries, Inc., the VA Outpatient Clinic and the African Caribbean American Center. Each received $2,500 from the Red Sox. Red Sox Donate To Local CharitiesThe Boston Red Sox recently donated $12,500 to five local nonprofits as a follow-up to their 100 Acts Of Kindness, a program that recognizes and supports the work of charitable organizations during Fenway Parks 100th anniversary season. In February, the Red Sox organized a six-location, two-day volunteer effort extending the program beyond New England for the first time. Red Sox uniformed personnel and front office staff spent two afternoons volunteering at the Amigos Center, Special Equestrians, Community Cooperative Ministries, Inc., the VA Outpatient Clinic and the African Caribbean American Center. Red Sox volunteers were involved in a variety of activities at each location including interacting with youth, helping stock shelves, assisting the homeless and hungry with emergency food selections, assisting with therapeutic horseback riding classes for children and adults with disabilities, helping stuff emergency weekend backpacks with food for local students, interacting with local veterans and mentoring sessions to help students build self-esteem and self-reliance. continued on page 25 From left, Leah McCann, Martha Barros, Katie Haas, Rev. Robert Selle, Donna Selle, Dave Young, Christi Sarlo and Tracey Galloway Race For Baby CThe Friends Of Baby C have announced the 2nd Annual Race For Baby C 5K Run/Walk, to be held on Saturday, July 21 at 8 a.m., beginning and ending in Centennial Park in downtown Fort Myers. Tucked between the signature Summer Race Series, the Race For Baby C features a competitive and challenging run/ walk course and family-friendly activities, lots of food and a raffle with outstanding prizes in Centennial Park following the race. Advance registration is available at www.Active.com. The cost is $25 for adults and children under 18 are $15 in advance or $30 for adults and $20 for children on the day of the race. Race day registration opens at 7 a.m. The race begins at 8 a.m. All proceeds will benefit the Carolena Long Donative Trust. Like most active toddlers, Carolena Long or Baby C is full of life. She is curious and mischievous and loves to play with her big brothers. Her dazzling smile, silly giggles and curly pigtails belie the fact she was born with a broken heart. Just shy of 3 years old, Baby C has endured three open heart surgeries, five heart catherizations, surgery to repair malrotation of the GI tract and placement of a permanent feeding tube as a result of Heterotaxy Syndrome, a rare birth defect involving the heart and other organs. Of the defects, a Hypoplastic Left Heart (HLHS) is the most severe, as Baby C has only a single ventricle heart. Medical interventions for HLHS children are life-prolonging and palliative; there is no cure and long term prognosis is uncertain. Proceeds from the Race For Baby C will help defray the significant medical expenses associated with her care. Baby C is a courageous fighter to overcome so many obstacles, said DeAnne DeCicco and Terry Mockler, organizers of the Race For Baby C. Despite all of the medical procedures she has endured, Baby C maintains her sweet demeanor, and she inspires others with her strength. We invite the community to participate in this fun, familyfriendly event to benefit a very special little girl and her family who is very inspiring. Those who wish to benefit the Carolena Long Donative Trust, but are unable to participate in the 5K Run/ Walk, may make a secure donation online at www.active.com/donate/ BabyCdonations2012. Checks made payable to the Carolena Long Donative Trust may be mailed to 1027 Edgemere Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33919. For more information about the Race For Baby C, contact DeAnne DeCicco at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about congenital heart defects, visit www.chop.edu/service/cardiac-center/heart-conditions/. Also, check out Carolenas blog site at www.kyleandtodd.blogspot.com. Email your editorial copy to: email@example.com
19 THE RIVER JULY 6, 2012 Yellowfin Tuna with Kalamata Olive Salsa 1 cup pitted kalamata olives, sliced 1/2 cup froasted red bell pepper, peeled seeded and julienned 1 clove roasted garlic, minced 2 tablespoons basil, chopped 1 teaspoon red chile, minced 1/4 cup loosely packed flat leaf parsley, coarse-chopped 2-3 tablespoons fresh oregano leaves 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil Cracked pepper, to taste 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled Combine all ingredients (except feta cheese) in a small bowl. Let sit for about 20 minutes, then stir in the feta cheese and serve. Kalamata Salsa can be made up to 12 hours ahead and refrigerated. To Grill Tuna Steaks: 4 four-ounce fresh tuna steaks, cut 1 inch thick 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 teaspoon garlic, minced Preheat grill then reduce heat to medium. Rinse steaks and pat dry with paper towels. Brush both sides of steaks with oil and lemon juice. Sprinkle kosher salt, pepper, and garlic evenly onto steaks then rub in with fingers. Place steak on grill rack over heat. Grill for 2 minutes per side for medium rare center, turning once halfway through grilling. Transfer the fish to plates and top with the salsa. Yields four servings Nutritional Value Per Serving Calories 461, Calories From Fat 282, Total Fat 32g, Saturated Fat 8g, Trans Fatty Acid 0g, Cholesterol 76mg, Total Carbohydrates 11g, Protein 32g, Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0g. Yellowfin Tuna with Kalamata Olive Salsa Free Summer Programs At Local BeachesLee County Parks & Recreation invites visitors and residents to fun and free guided walks at our local beaches. Bunche Beach Low Tide Loafing at Sunset A Guided Exploration, offered on Thursday, July 19 from 6 to 7 p.m. Join a naturalist guide as you leisurely explore the mud flats to see what mysteries the low tide uncovers while enjoying a beautiful Florida sunset. Bunche Beach is a wonderful place to explore and learn about the amazing variety of shore birds, shells and possibly spot a manatee or dolphin playing along the shore. Bring a camera, shoes that can get wet, bug spray and drinking water. Bunch Beach Preserve is located at 18201 John Morris Road in Fort Myers Beach. Walks meet at the picnic tables on the beach. The walk is free. There is a $1 per hour parking fee. Bowditch Point Park Bowditch Point Park offers a Barrier Islands Guided Walk available by reservation only during our summer months. This is and educational walk through the preserve guided by one of our naturalists. You will learn the importance of barrier islands and may catch a glimpse of one of the resident gopher tortoises, osprey, dolphins or many other birds and wildlife. For more information or to schedule your group, call 533-7444. Bowditch Point Park is located at 50 Estero Blvd. in Fort Myers Beach. Matanzas Pass Preserve Matanzas Pass Preserve offers two programs available by reservations only during the summer months. The Mangrove Walk is and educational and inspirational walk through the preserve by a guide that will help educate you about the diverse community within the preserve. This area ranges from a maritime oak hammock to transitional wetlands and mangrove forest. Exploring Ethnobotany is also offered with reservations this summer. Learn how indigenous plants can be used for such things as food, shelter, medicine and clothing. Learn the historical importance of some of Floridas native plants to humans. Call 533-7444 for information on how to schedule your group today. Matanzas Pass Preserve is located at 199 Bay Road in Fort Myers Beach, which has limited free parking. A small fee may be required for some programs. For additional information about beach programs and activities, call 533-7444 or visit www.leeparks.org. Latimer Exhibit On DisplayLee County Commissioner Tammy Hall continues to support the arts in Lee County. This month the Thomas Edison, Lewis Latimer & the Light Bulb exhibit will be on display in Commissioner Halls Fort Myers office until August 3. Latimer worked for and with Edison for many years. He also held many important patents himself. Latimer was the son of former slaves and grew up in the era of invention of the light bulb and early communications. The exhibit highlights Latimers work in connection to Edison and the light bulb. Other local artists will be featured every six weeks. Commissioner Halls office is on the first floor of the Old County Courthouse, 2120 Main Street in downtown Fort Myers. For more information on this program, contact Carmen Salom, executive assistant, at 533-2226. Lewis Latimer Kids Program At Dunbar-Jupiter Hammon LibraryThe Dunbar-Jupiter Hammon Public Library is offering Kids Read Down Fines, a free program for children and teenagers, from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17 and Tuesday, July 31. Children and teens can earn a $2 coupon for every 15 minutes of reading during the allotted time in the designated area of the library. For ages 18 and younger. Coupons may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only. Participants should bring their library card. The Dunbar-Jupiter Hammon Public Library is located at 3095 Blount Street in Fort Myers. For more information about a program or to register, call the library at 533-4150. A sign language interpreter is available with five business days notice to library staff. An assistive listening system is available; request at desk. Check the Lee County Library Systems website at www.lee-county. com/library, or pick up an events calendar on your next visit, to find out about programs at other locations. Call the host library, or Telephone Reference at 479INFO (4636) for more information about a specific program.
THE RIVER JULY 6, 201220 Independence Day is here once again, bringing fireworks and barbeques. Of course, the Fourth of July is more than hoopla its a time to reflect on the many freedoms we enjoy in this country. Yet, for many people, one important type of freedom financial freedom is still elusive. So you may want to use this holiday as an occasion to think of those steps you can take to eventually declare your own Financial Independence Day. Here are some moves that can help: Create a strategy. Financial freedom doesnt just happen. It takes planning, patience and perseverance. To work toward your financial independence, youll need to create a financial strategy, in conjunction with your financial advisor, and stick to that strategy. Over time, youll need to make adjustments, but if your overall strategy is appropriate for your goals, time horizon and risk tolerance, it should help you get you to where you want to go. Contribute as much as possible to your retirement plans. Each year, put in as much as you can afford to your 401(k) or similar employer-sponsored retirement plan, such as a 457(b) if you work for a state or local government or a 403(b) if you work for a school or other taxexempt organization. These plans offer the potential for tax-deferred earnings, so your retirement funds can grow faster than if they were placed in an investment on which you paid taxes every year. Also, if youre eligible, try to max out on your IRA every year. Maintain adequate life insurance. If you have a family, you arent just thinking of your own financial independence you have to think of theirs, too. And thats why you need to maintain adequate life insurance, particularly during the years when your children are growing up. But even after theyve left the home, you may find that life insurance can be valuable in providing retirement funds for your spouse, should anything happen to you. And if you have permanent life insurance, which contains an investment component, you can generally access the cash value, through policy loans or withdrawals, to help pay for your own retirement. Protect yourself from long-term care costs. You may never need any type of long-term care, such as a stay in a nursing home or assistance from a home health aide, but if you do, the enormous costs can threaten your financial independence and possibly even put an economic strain on your spouse or grown children. After all, the national average rate for a private room in a nursing home is more than $87,000 per year, according to the 2011 MetLife Market Survey of Nursing Home, Assisted Living, Adult Day Services and Home Care Costs. And the national hourly rate for home health aides is $21, according to the same survey. Medicare typically pays very little of these costs, which puts the burden on you. Fortunately, some investment vehicles can help you deal with long-term care expenses. Consult with your financial advisor to determine which of these vehicles may be appropriate for your needs. A national holiday wont be declared when you achieve your financial independence but, for you, it will be a time well worth celebrating. So do what it takes to work toward the arrival of that happy day. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. May Airport TrafficDuring the month of May, 531,946 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport, a decrease of 9.5 percent compared to May 2011. Yearto-date, passenger traffic is down 6.2 percent from the same period last year. The traffic leader in May was Delta with 143,649 passengers traveling to and continued on page 24 Financial FocusWork Towards Your Own Financial Independence Dayby Jennifer BaseyWelcome Event Planned For New Chamber PresidentThe public is invited to attend the welcome reception for Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce president Bud Nocera on Wednesday, July 11. The reception will be held in Chloes Lounge at DiamondHead AllSuites Resort on Fort Myers Beach from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Free hors doeuvres will be offered along with a cash bar. The Beach Chamber would appreciate reservations for the free event; these can be made by going to www. fortmyersbeachchamber.org. The Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce represents more than 400 local businesses, working to promote a positive business climate in the Fort Myers Beach area by providing networking opportunities, community events, and tourist information. For more information about the chamber, call 454-7500 or visit www.fortmyersbeachchamber.org. Junior Achievement Of Southwest Florida Elects New Board Members Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida announced the appointment of its new board members, selected to serve a three-year term beginning July 1, 2012 and ending June 30, 2015. The new board members are: Richard Caligiuri, vice president with Bouchard Insurance; W. Jeffrey Cecil, partner-in-charge with Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP; Chad Hart, senior vice president/business banking manager with BankUnited; Samantha Howes of Samantha M. Howes, CPA, P.A.; and Gary Tasman, founder/executive director with Cushman & Wakefield Commercial Property SWFL. Board members of Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida manage the business, property and affairs of the corporation with the responsibility and authority to determine operating policies and practices. Key roles include trusteeship, strategic planning, policy and evaluation and resource development. This is a tremendous class of board members, said David Hall, outgoing chairman of the board of directors of Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida. We are fortunate to add business expertise in communications, operations, human resources, fiscal management, and community relations. Each of our new members has been involved in Junior Achievement either as a volunteer in the classroom, or has served on an advisory committee, with a few being JA alumni themselves. Our board is very active, and we pride ourselves on working together to help make Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida the very best it can be to better teach our youth financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurial skills. Junior Achievement is the worlds largest organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. Through a dedicated volunteer network, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida Inc. provides in-school and after-school programs for students in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties that focus on three key content areas: work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. For more information about Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida, visit www. JASWFL.org or contact Anne Frazier at 225-2590 or email@example.com. SWFAA Names New Board, OfficersLast week, the Southwest Florida Attractions Association (SWFAA) announced the addition of three new board members and its officers for the 2012-13 year.Board member Terry Simon will serve a second term as president of the association and is senior director of corporate sales and marketing for the Fort Myers Miracle Baseball Club. Board officers and fellow members include vice president Candace Cocco, tourism group sales manager, Lee County VCB; treasurer Merry Coffman, Edison & Ford Winter Estates; membership director Shelley Starner-Pritt, Miromar Outlets and secretary Patty Stallsmith, Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. New additions to the board for three-year terms are members Jessica Mendoza, Fairfield Inn; Trent Ferguson, Florida Everblades and Robin Rosario, Pure Naples. They join fellow board members Jeff Mielke, Lee County Sports Authority; Eric Graff, SWFL Distributing; David Atkinson, Travelhost Magazine; and John Cain, American Red Cross of Lee County.More than 70 members now belong to this dynamic attractions association whose motto is Stay & Play One More Day. The SWFAA promotes the attractions industry in Southwest Florida. Benefits of membership include monthly breakfast meetings at member prices, free organization listings on the web site and in the annual SWFAA Concierge Sourcebook distributed to more than 500 locations throughout Southwest Florida and free participation in the SWFAA two annual trade shows held in Lee and Collier counties. Non-member participation is welcomed. The Southwest Florida Attractions Association offers a unique professional development opportunity with monthly breakfast meetings to network and to learn as well as outside marketing through the website, bi-annual trade shows, concierge book at area hotels and our Great Getaways page on the SWFAA website. For membership and updates on upcoming SWFAA events, visit us at www.swflattractions.com or find us on Facebook. Richard Caligiuri W. Jeffrey Cecil Chad Hart Samantha Howes Gary Tasman
21 THE RIVER JULY 6, 2012 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My second grade daughter loves to read. She is doing very well with her reading and we go to the library often to select books for her. With summer vacation coming soon, I know she will be reading even more books. How can I help her choose appropriate books? Gary K., Estero Gary, How wonderful that your daughter enjoys reading! A student who likes reading usually is successful in school. In fact, recent research by Donald J. Hernandez, a sociology professor at Hunter College indicates that a student who cant read on grade level by third grade is four times less likely to graduate by age 19 than a child who does read proficiently by that time. So it is crucial to start the reading habit very early in a childs life. You bring up a great topic of book choices for children. It is important for children to select books at their appropriate reading level to avoid boredom from a book that is too easy or frustration from a book that is too difficult. Children need to pick books in their comfort zone. This means that the child can read well enough to understand the text, according to Elaine L. McKwan, author of Choosing a Book in the Comfort Zone. McKwan further says that there are three components to reading in the comfort zone which are that the student is able to sound out at least 95 percent of the words, that they are familiar with least 90 percent of the words and that they understand and can use at least 75 percent of the words. When your child picks a book that seems interesting, you both should peruse the book and check the size of the font, number of pages and types of illustrations. Read the front and back covers as well to see if the book still appeals to your child. If so, a quick way to determine if the book is an appropriate match for your childs reading level is to have your child read several paragraphs aloud from various sections of the book. If your child can read most of the words without difficulty and can then explain the paragraph, you have most likely found a book in your childs comfort zone that will be a good book selection. Librarians are a great resource and very knowledgeable. They are willing to help you with recommendations for book choices. Happy summer reading! Ms. Greggs is adjunct faculty at Edison State College where she teaches psychology and education courses. She is also Nationally Certified School Psychologist and consultant for School Consultation Services, a private educational consulting company. Questions for publication may be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Not all questions submitted can be addressed through this publication. Heitman Named To Deans ListStorm Heitman, a resident of Fort Myers, is a member of the Class of 2012 at Marist College, where he majored in English/Writing Concentration. Heitman was also named to the schools Deans List for the spring semester. Area Residents Graduate From Eckerd CollegeTelara Buelow and Lance Kearse, both residents of Fort Myers, were among the 540 students who graduated from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida on May 20. Buelow is a biology major while Kearse is majoring in management. Franz Named To Deans ListFort Myers resident Emily Franz, a senior communication studies major at Grove City College, has been named to the Deans List with high distinction for the spring 2012 semester. She is a 2007 homeschool graduate and the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Gerald Franz (Wendy) of Fort Myers. Brown Named To Deans ListFort Myers resident Tirzah Brown was named to Oglethorpe Universitys Deans List for the spring 2012 semester. Brown, a sociology and social work major, was one of approximately 240 students to earn this distinction. Keller GraduatesAmber Burton Keller, a resident of Fort Myers, recently graduated from Central Methodist University-Rolla with a bachelor of science degree in nursing. Online Classes Offered For FreeUniversalClass is a free online service for Lee County Library System full use card holders that offers more than 500 online classes utilizing streaming video, insightful instructional content and real tutors. This is a great opportunity for anyone who desires to learn, said Sheldon Kaye, Lee County Library System director. With so many course choices, virtually everyone can find something that interests them. All the classes offer a syllabus, or summary of the course topics. The courses range from, accounting, Adobe Photoshop and Dreamweaver, career training, cooking, language and Microsoft Project and Excel to Feng Shui, parenting, contract law, medical technology, estate planning, painting, genealogy, canoeing, dog grooming, gardening, yoga and on and on. This e-Learning source offers an extremely large number of choices, added Kaye. Links to UniversalClass are available from the Lee County Library Systems website at www.lee-county.com/library. The service requires a Lee County Library System full use library card and a PIN. You can enroll anytime, day or night. The class starts when you enroll. Courses are self-paced and everyone works according to his/her own timetable. The online classroom will be open and accessible, once youre enrolled, 24 hours a day, every day of the week for up to six months. The class ends when you complete all the coursework and the instructor graduates you from the course, or when your six month registration expires. There are online lessons, assignments and graded exams to take in order to successfully complete the course. Certificates of achievement and continuing education units are available for completion of selected courses. Dont have a Lee County Library System library card? Getting one is free and easy. Visit www.lee-county.com/ library to apply online or stop by any library branch. NARFE MeetingNARFE (National Active & Retired Federal Employees), South Lee County Chapter #1263, will meet on Thursday, June 21 at 11:30 a.m. at the Golden Corral, located at Colonial Blvd. and Six Mile Cypress in Fort Myers. All working and retired federal employees are invited to attend. For additional information, call 4826713. 1101 Periwinkle Way #105, Sanibel, FL 239-472-0044 www.engelvoelkers.com/Sanibel ENGEL & VLKERSFor Showings please call Isabella Rasi: 239-246-4716 South Seas ResortExquisite 2BR/2BA at Lands End. Waterviews from every room. 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THE RIVER JULY 6, 201222 deaRPharmacistHow To Make An Herbal First Aid Kitby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: Help me make an herbal medicine cabinet, since you have such a good understanding of plants that act like drugs. BM, Tulsa, Oklahoma Sure. This will be great because herbal remedies are usually very inexpensive and they come with fewer side effects than most prescribed medicines. Here are the must-haves: Eucalyptus essential oil Purifies the air, and may relieve sinus and lung congestion. I keep a tiny bottle (similar to the sort that department stores sample perfumes) and its filled with pure eucalyptus oil. I sniff it before boarding, especially if people are sick around me, and Ive never gotten sick during or after a flight. You inhale it, do not ingest it. Dilute with a little oil and rub on your sore muscles. Lavender essential oil Another must have that you apply to your skin for minor burns, bites, stings, rashes, abrasions, pimples and so forth. You can take a few deep inhalations of this oil for instant relaxation, or to help you sleep. Rub on pulse points. Tea tree essential oil A powerful anti-fungal and antiseptic. Clean cuts/ scrapes with it and apply to discolored fingernails and toenails twice daily. Can dab lightly on pimples. Do not ingest. Neutralizing cordial Take this tincture by mouth. Its great for stomach aches, gas, diarrhea, constipation, heartburn or acid reflux. I like Gaias brand for this. Echinacea Boost immunity and enhance the production of white blood cells; great to ward off colds, minimize allergies, prevent infections and protect from toxins from spider/scorpion or jellyfish bites. Dont take if youre allergic to ragweed. Usnea Never heard of that, I bet! Usnea tincture is an antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal and anti-amoebic. It kills everything so Id suggest this for people with serious lung, staph, strep or bladder infections. Of course, do not delay medical treatment if you really need it. Bentonite clay Always in my house. When taken internally it binds toxins, but too much can cause constipation. Suggest 1/8 or 1/4 teaspoon mixed in water daily, but do not take within 4 hours of important medications because it will inactivate them. Clay can be applied to the skin to draw out poison from stings and bites, and to dry up pimples. Bach Rescue Remedy An energetic remedy, you take a few drops by mouth. Its a brilliant combination of flower essences and affects the emotional and spiritual layer of our body. People use it to help manage trauma or shock, convulsions, fainting and even severe stress like a car crash, animal attack or witnessing death. Interesting, huh? I suspect you want more information, so visit www.nelsonsnaturalworld.com White Willow Bark or California Poppy These are used in the same way that you might use ibuprofen, aspirin or Tylenol. I recommend them as herbal tinctures. Theres a whole world out there on herbal medicine (the way it used to be) and if youd like more information, just visit the American Botanical Councils website at www.herbalgram.org. 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. Support Group For Early Stage Alzheimers A support group specifically for individuals coping with a diagnosis of early stage Alzheimers disease or other related dementia is offered by the Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center. Each group meets for eight sessions over a period of three months. The support group discussions focus on issues, concerns and questions individuals face as they cope with a diagnosis of memory impairment like Alzheimers disease. The group is offered for individuals who have received a diagnosis of Alzheimers disease or related dementia; are aware of the diagnosis; and are willing to talk about their illness openly in a group setting. Each meeting is facilitated by a social worker or health care professional. A support group is also offered for caregivers/spouses at the same location during the time of the early stage group meetings. This group discussion focuses on issues and concerns related to caring for a person with memory impairment. The Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center, a United Way agency, provides information, support, and education for individuals with Alzheimers disease or related memory impairment and their caregivers in Lee County. The group meetings are offered at no charge. Participants must be interviewed by Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center social workers (MSW) prior to joining the group. For more information about the next series beginning at the end of July, or to refer a potential participant, call the Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center at 437-3007 by Friday, July 13. Cupcakes For Cancer BenefitOn June 23, the Calendar Girls held a Cupcakes For Cancer event. Many men are reluctant to go to a doctor without a little prompting from the women in their lives. To make sure local men get the health screening they should, nine of the Calendar Girls turned out at the benefit, from which all proceeds went to prostate cancer research. For more information about the Calendar Girls, call 850-6010. Calendar Girls included, front from left, JJ Jones, Barb Peck, Lyn Carlson and Katherine Shortlidge; back from left, Kathy Della Bella, Tina Pegler, Marianne McSweeney, Frances Kirkbride and Pat Benner Park Royal Hospital Adds Rogers To StaffTracy M. Rogers was named director of admissions at Park Royal Hospital, the private 76-bed mental health facility that opened earlier this year on the HealthPark Medical Center campus in Fort Myers. In her new position, Rogers assesses the needs of all callers and assists in the provision of the appropriate level of mental health care, and helps patients and their families with financial arrangements for treatment. She most recently was a behavioral analyst at the Department of Corrections as well as in private practice in Punta Gorda. Rogers received a bachelor of arts in psychology and sociology from Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia, and a master of arts in mental health counseling from Argosy University in Sarasota. Tracy is a great addition to the staff of Park Royal Hospital, said Mike Metcalf, CEO and president of Park Royal Hospital. Her experience and leadership skills will further strengthen our commitment to our patients. Park Royal Hospital provides advanced behavioral health treatment services on both an inpatient and an outpatient basis, treating adult and geriatric patients for depression, anxiety and mood disorders, memory issues, post-traumatic stress disorders and co-occurring mental health and substance abuse issues. The hospital offers crisis intervention services and will serve as an involuntary commitment facility. For more information, visit www. ParkRoyalHospital.com or call 9852700. Tracy M. Rogers Email editorial copy to: email@example.com
23 THE RIVER JULY 6, 2012 Dr. DaveVaccinationsby Dr. Dave HepburnI recall sitting with my mother in a veterinarians office with our rottweiler-dobermanMike Tyson cross, Petunia. I was busy studying the latest Spiderman comic while Petunia was trying to gnaw through his Hannibal Lecter muzzle in order to better scratch n sniff or maul n ingest the skittish waiting room clients. Suddenly, around the corner wheeled the nurse of my dreams. Hi, my names Kitty. Whats his? Petunia my mother replied. Pet for short. No I mean, your son. Oh, David, hes going to be a doctor one day. Really, how old is he? No, the dog. Oh... 3. Is he fixed? Who? replied my mother, a concerned furrow puckering her brow. I see he slobbers quite a bit. Does he do any tricks? Well, he knows a little magic... No, I mean the dog. By the time the interview was over, I was so confused. I wasnt sure if I was free of fleas, was house-trained or liked my belly rubbed. But we were really stumped by the question Has he had all his shots? Im not certain how the confusion was finally sorted out, but I do know that to this day I have never had heartworms or distemper (though I once threw a tantrum when Josie and the Pussycats was cancelled). Petunia has never had the mumps or whooping cough. Confusion still reigns in the world of vaccinations. Have you had all your shots? Are you even aware of what they are now? Should you have more? Should you have less? The next three columns will deal with the question Are you up to date on all your shots? Vaccination has become a victim of its own success. There are those who mistakenly feel that diseases such as polio or diphtheria appear to be eradicated, hence vaccination is no longer necessary. Why must we start filling our kids up with vaccines as soon as they are hatched? But in 1990, after an easing up in measles vaccination, the usual 1,500 cases of measles per year in the United States ballooned to 55,000 cases. Hundreds were hospitalized and 132 unvaccinated children died. In addition, every pediatrician, it seems, can recall a horror story involving an unvaccinated infant who contracted pertussis. And so, yes, vaccination remains a cornerstone of public health. Five vaccines are routinely given at about age 2, 4, 6,18 months and 5 years. They include: Diphtheria With only five cases a year in North America, vaccination has all but wiped out this dreaded and dangerous disease. Polio A once devastating paralyzing illness that claimed FDR amongst its victims, polio is now very close to becoming the next disease that will join smallpox on the eradicated list. Though there have been no wild cases since 1979 in North America, a few pockets such as a recent outbreak in Haiti still exist. The amazing polio story of Salk and Sabin has virtually resulted in vaccination victory over a very vicious virus. Pertussis Under fire for years, the controversial whooping cough vaccine has been associated with the most significant side effects. However, a recent changeover to the new acellular vaccine has made pertussis vaccination safe. Nasty outbreaks of pertussis still occur, as recently evidenced in my own community in British Columbia. Whooping cough can be tricky to detect. It doesnt always have a Whoop, There It Is presentation, so this disease can be easily missed and readily spread. Doctors often refer to it as the whoopsing cough as in Whoops, sorry I thought it was just a cold. Pertussis in an adult can be an annoying persistent cough but to an infant it can be life threatening. Adults should be re-immunized in order to avoid becoming a reservoir for pertussis. HiB Another marvelous vaccina-continued on page 25 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 husband refused to do what the doctor advised to improve his health. He said when he retired, he would have the time to concentrate on himself. We retired, and three months later he had a stroke; then six months later, another. He now is in his bed for the rest of his life and I am his nursemaid. I am well physically and very depressed and resentful of what I think was avoidable. My life is terrible and I cant even think of what I should do next. Do you have any suggestions? Ursula Dear Ursula, I am very sorry to hear about your situation. I am, many times, taken aback when I see the consequences of personal choices. I also know many couples in your situation. One spouse chooses poor health habits and the other suffers the consequences of the poor choices. I see two options for you. One is to purchase in-home aid and/or nursing services for ongoing care. This would lighten your load. In this situation, ongoing maintenance care is paid out of pocket. The other option is placement into an assisted or nursing home environment. This, unless you have long term insurance or your husband served in the military, this option is paid out of pocket as well. These are two options for you to consider. Pryce Dear Ursula, This is a most unfortunate occurrence in your retirement years. You need all the help you can get. Try to schedule outings and pleasant experiences for yourself while there is help in your home. Contact your church or synagogue, because they frequently have volunteers who will give a helping hand for a couple of hours on a regular basis. Please try to take care of your own health. Lizzie Lizzie and Pryces email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Blood Drives Help Support Local CommunityOn Saturday, July 7 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Lee Memorial Health System will sponsor a blood drive at Ritas Italian Ices, 4666 S. Cleveland Avenue in Fort Myers. Thank you gifts include a coupon for a free Ritas Italian Ice and a Blood Center T-shirt. Then on Monday, July 9 from noon to 5 p.m., Lee Memorial Health System will sponsor a blood drive at Sweet Tomatoes, 14084 S. Tamiami Trail in Fort Myers. Thank you gifts include a coupon for a free meal at Sweet Tomatoes and a Blood Center T-shirt. For more donor and age requirement information, visit www.leememorial.org. Childrens Advocacy Center Appoints New Medical DirectorChildrens Advocacy Center of Southwest Florida, Inc. (CAC) recently announced that Dr. Walter Lambert, associate professor of clinical pediatrics at the University of Miamis School of Medicine, was named medical director of the centers Child Protection Team. In this role, Lambert will provide oversight of a multidisciplinary team which provides crisis intervention to suspected victims of abuse or violent crimes through medical exams and evaluations, for ensic interviews, family assessments, psychological evaluations and expert court testimony. Board certified in pediatrics and child abuse, Dr. Lambert brings more than 20 years of experience to the position. We are thrilled to have someone of Dr. Lamberts caliber join our team, commented CEO Jill Turner. As a member of the prestigious Ray Helfer Society, Dr. Lambert is part of a community of physicians seeking to provide leadership to enhance the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of child abuse and neglect. Lambert replaces Dr. Myrian Alea, who served as medical director for six years, and remains a specialist in pediatric emergency medicine at Health Park Medical Center. Tropical Storm Debby Impacts Already Low Supplies Of BloodSummer blood shortages are expected, but now the continuous rain and storms from Tropical Storm Debby have caused collection numbers to dip even lower for the Lee Memorial Blood Center. As a result, a call for the community to help has been issued. All blood types are needed, especially O negative and A negative. Community residents are encouraged to donate at one of our four convenient Lee Memorial Donor Centers or call 343-2333 to find a blood mobile location near your home or office. All donors receive a T-shirt and that warm fuzzy feeling knowing you saved a life or two! Lee Memorial Blood Center is the sole supplier of blood and blood products for all the Lee Memorial Health System facilities. Their mission is to save lives locally and need our residents to help keep our hospitals supplied with their life saving blood donation the gift of life. For more donor and age requirement information, visit www.leememorial.org.
THE RIVER JULY 6, 201224 From page 20Airport Trafficfrom Fort Myers. Rounding out the top five airlines were Southwest (87,665), AirTran (69,239), JetBlue (53,962) and US Airways (49,667). Southwest Florida International Airport had 5,646 aircraft movements (takeoffs and landings), a decrease of 11 percent compared to May 2011. Page Field saw 7,059 movements, a 19.7 percent increase from May 2011. In addition, nearly 2.9 million pounds of air freight moved through Southwest Florida International Airport in May 2012, an increase of 16.8 percent compared to May 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. Small Business WorkshopsThe Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Florida Gulf Coast University hosts a series of workshops and seminars for small business owners during the month of July. Record Keeping and Organizing Office Mayhem Thursday, July 12 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Cape Coral SBDC Office, 1020 Cultural Park Blvd., Unit 3 in Cape Coral. Cost is $20. Lee County Doing Business with the Federal Government (Part 1 & 2) Friday, July 13 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the SWFL Works Lee County, 4150 For Extension in Fort Myers. Free. Doing Business with the Federal Government Thursday, July 19 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, 2390 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 210 in Naples. Free. Marketing Your Business Friday, July 20 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce, 2702 Tamiami Trail in Port Charlotte. Free. Lee County Doing Business with the Federal Government (Part 3 & 4) Friday, July 20 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the SWFL Works Lee County, 4150 For Extension in Fort Myers. Free. Social Media and the Law Tuesday, July 24 from 9 to 11 a.m. at FGCU Lutgert College of Business, LH 4201, 10501 FGCU Blvd. in Fort Myers. Cost is $20. New Business Chat Wednesday, July 25 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Cape Coral EDO Office, Cape Coral City Hall. Free. How do I get certified as a minority, woman or service-disabled veteran entrepreneur? Thursday, July 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, 2390 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 210 in Naples. Free. Lee County Doing Business with the Federal Government (Part 5 & 6) Lee County Friday, July 27 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the SWFL Works Lee County, 4150 For Extension in Fort Myers. Free. QuickBooks For Beginners Friday July 27, August 3 and 10 from 1 to 4 p.m. at The Renaissance Academy of FGCU Fort Myers, 8965 College Parkway, Suite 1181 in Fort Myers. Cost is $149 for the three-week series. To make a reservation for any SBDC workshops, visit www.sbdcseminars.org or call the main office at 745-3700. Goodwill LIFE. Academy Debuts New WebsiteThe Goodwill LIFE. Academy, a Lee County charter school for students with intellectual disabilities, has launched its new website at www. GoodwillLifeAcademy.org. Some of the features of the new site include an online newsroom along with videos, success stories and testimonials from parents of LIFE. Academy graduates. The LIFE. Academy is a tuition-free middle and high school located in Fort Myers. The school is designed to promote self-advocacy and develop life skills for independent living. LIFE. Academy curriculum and learning experiences provide a balance of three vital educational components: Academics for daily living Life skills Vocational training The new website was designed by the communications and development department at Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida. We really hadnt been using the schools website to its full potential, explained Kirsten ODonnell, Goodwills director of public relations. We surveyed several of our parents, and they gave us great direction as to the websites content. Goodwill hopes that the new websites design and content will aid in student recruitment for the 2012-13 school year. We graduated eight students in May, and another aged out of the school system, added ODonnell. Thats double the number of graduates weve had in any other year. If we want our school to continue growing, we need to make sure people know the school is available to them. According to website designer Charissa Comerota, future plans for the site include an events calendar and faculty/staff biographies. The Goodwill LIFE. Academy is currently accepting students for the Fall 2012 semester. For enrollment information, visit www.GoodwillLifeAcademy. org or contact principal Lynn Pottorf at 334-4434. Facebook For Business SeminarThe Southwest Florida Small Business Resource Network (SBRN) will host a networking and discussion event about using Facebook in small business from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 19 at the Holiday Inn, Fort Myers Airport @ Town Center, 9931 Interstate Commerce Drive in Fort Myers. SBRN, a statewide organization, is sponsored locally by Florida Gulf Coast Universitys Small Business Development Center. Participants will learn about the new Facebook timeline for business, the anatomy of a Facebook, and the options for reaching out to existing and future clients through networking and posting. Birgit Pauli-Haack, owner of Pauli Systems and co-founder of Relevanza, will be the presenter for the event. The evening begins with the Resource Networks monthly Network After Five social event, where members and guests network and exchange ideas for growing their business. Cost for SBRN members is $15 per person, which includes hors doeuvres. Guests and unaffiliated small business owners pay $25 per person. Space is limited, so RSVPs are required. To register, go online to www. sbdcseminars.org. The deadline for registration is Wednesday, July 18. The Small Business Resource Network (SBRN) provides a reliable connection between seasoned professionals who service the small business arena and the small business owner. In addition to offering consulting services, the organization conducts monthly meetings that provide topics of interest to its members. For more information on the resource network, visit www.sbrn.org. For more information, to register for the event or to get directions, contact Lorna Kibbey, coordinator for the Small Business Development Center, at 7453700. FPRA LuncheonThe Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA), Southwest Florida Chapter welcomes Dr. Dave Fleming, a nationally acclaimed speaker, author and leadership coach, who will present a lecture entitled Since Youre Already Here, You Might As Well Live Well. The monthly luncheon will be held on Tuesday, July 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Dr. Fleming speaks and works with clients around the country to help them possess the power to live engaged, innovative and fulfilled lives. All too often daily responsibilities and requirements can eclipse the life we know is possible. But, rather than blocking us from our destiny, daily life can be the doorway to the best life has to offer, if we know how to approach it. Dr. Fleming will introduce us to four life practices that will supply energy and opportunities that make life full of purpose and passion. The cost to attend the luncheon meeting is $20 for members, $25 for nonmembers and $10 for students with advance reservations. Walk-ins are welcome for an additional fee of $5. For reservations or more information, visit www.fpraswfl.org. Send your editorial copy to: email@example.com Small Business Development Center Hosts Not-For-Profit WorkshopThe Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Florida Gulf Coast University, in partnership with Stroemer & Company and Phoenix File & Pagidipati PLLC, hosts a five-week workshop to help participants discover key strategies for operating a not-for-profit business every Wednesday, July 11 through August 8 from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Stroemer & Company office, located at 14030 Metropolis Ave., Suite 200 in Fort Myers. Topics will be presented by professionals in their respective fields. The 5-week series teaches proper legal structure and governance; financial structure and compliance; identifying and preventing fraud; fundraising and grant writing; and how to use the internet and learn marketing strategies. We are excited to offer this first-time program through the SBDC, said Trish Leonard, marketing director for the SBDC. We often receive calls from people who want to know how they can start a not-for-profit organization, the pros and cons and legal aspects of it, and where to find the proper resources. We felt this would be a great opportunity to offer a series, and to partner with Stroemer & Company, and File & Pagidipati, who have held these classes before. The cost to attend the series is $49, and includes a continental breakfast and certification of completion. Seating is limited. To register or for more information, visit sbdcseminars.org or call 745-3700. Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email firstname.lastname@example.org
25 THE RIVER JUL;Y 6, 2012 From page 12Root Fishing Tournament$5 for children 12 and under. All proceeds will benefit the Trauma Center at Lee Memorial Hospital to aid with the treatment of the severely injured and to provide them the best chance for recovery. For more information or to register for the tournament, call Dave and Debbie Root at 282-9122. From page 18Red Sox DonateEach of these organizations received a donation of $2,500. For many years we have supported various fundraisers in Southwest Florida and in 2011 we began adding additional activities to highlight the good work of organizations in Lee County that, every day, are serving people here who are most in need, said Larry Lucchino, Red Sox president/CEO. We look forward to branching out even further into the community as we celebrate our new spring training home at JetBlue Park at Fenway South and spend time helping even more of our community neighbors. The Red Sox Foundation is a 501c3 and the official team charity of the Boston Red Sox. The foundations primary focus locally is in serving the health, education, recreation, and social service needs of children and families across Southwest Florida. From page 23Dr. Davetion success story since it was introduced in the 1990s as routine immunization. Where HiB meningitis killed 5 percent and left another 25 percent of its 12,000 annual victims brain damaged, the HiB vaccine is already close to actually making this common form of childhood meningitis a disease of the past. Tetanus Though there are now only 50 to 100 cases of lockjaw per year, 30 percent of those who contract tetanus will die. A booster (along with diphtheria) every 10 years is recommended for everyone but Petunia. Lockjaw would certainly save on muzzles. 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. Red, White & Blue Pet PromotionJuly fireworks have officially begun with a pet population explosion in Lee County. As we celebrate our countrys independence, Lee County Domestic Animal Services hopes to give homeless pets a chance for independence, too! Throughout the entire month of July, pets designated as Red (adult dogs and cats) may be adopted for $10, those designated White (puppies and small breed dogs) may be adopted for $45, and Blue pets (kittens) may be adopted for only $25. Cats and kittens are also two for the price of one. The increase in pets entering the shelter coincides with the start of kitten season, which began in May. An average of 523 cats per month enter the shelter during kitten season, compared to a monthly average of only 286 during the rest of the year, an 83 percent increase. The problem is also compounded by a drop in adoptions during summer months and the continuation of a renovation project for the shelters kennels. We are utilizing every foster home we have available to give these cats and kittens a chance, said Donna Ward, LCDAS director. Kittens raised in a foster home are very sociable, playful and have the benefit of early litter training, she adds. Once kittens are old enough, they return to the shelter for adoption. Although fees will be reduced, the adoption package (valued at $500) still includes the following: Spay/neuter surgery Age-appropriate vaccinations Rabies vaccination and county license for pets over 3 months 10-day pet health guarantee Microchip ID Feline leukemia and AIDS test for cats Heartworm test for dogs over 6 months Flea treatment De-worming Training DVD Bag of Science Diet pet food Photos and information about lost pets or pets for adoption are available online at www.leelostpets.com; the website updates hourly. Adoption applications may also be completed online. Anyone interested in fostering pets may also obtain an application online. Florida Residents Get 2-For-1 Tours Of Burroughs HomeLiving history tours of the historic Burroughs Home will be offered to Florida residents during July with a 2-for-1 price. Join the homes docents as they share the history and colorful tales of living in one of Fort Myers oldest homes. Tours will be held each Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday during July. One tour each day begins at 11 a.m. and continues to 12:15. Reservations are requested for the Georgian Revival Mansion. Tickets for adults are $12; seniors, $10; children six to 12, $5; and those five and under are free. The Burroughs Home, 2505 First Street, has come alive under the management of the Uncommon Friends Foundation. The guided tour includes a walk among live oaks and lush gardens, with an opportunity to relax in a rocking chair on the veranda while watching the Caloosahatchee River roll by. Built in 1901, the Burroughs Home was the scene of many social events that hosted the Fort Myers elite including the Edisons, Fords, and Firestones. Antique furnishings, historical artifacts, and delightful tales of growing up as the privileged daughters of wealthy businessman Nelson Burroughs and his wife Adeline await visitors who want to take a step back in time. Check the Burroughs Home website, http://burroughshome.com/events.cfm for more information. Appointments can be made for groups of eight or more. Reservations for any of the tours may be made by contacting Christine@burroughshome.com. The Burroughs HomeFrom page 16Venditti, BowenWhen not working, Bowen enjoys visiting his grandsons, Zane and Jude, in London. During the opening, from 7 to approximately 8 p.m., Venditti will be creating live drawings of a group of talented ballet students who will be in a series of dance poses. All of the drawings will be for sale, and all proceeds (50/50) will benefit the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center and Dance Bochette. The dance student volunteers come from well-respected dance studio Dance Bochette, established in 1951 and owned and operated by director Jeanne Bochette and her daughter and co-director Alyce Bochette. Emmy award winning and Grammy nominated composer and flutist Kat Epple will provide musical accompaniment. Ms. Epple plays jazz flute and also performs on indigenous flutes she has collected during her extensive travels to exotic locales around the globe. Caroline Hostettler of Quality Cheese will be at the opening with a delicious artisan cheese selection and gourmet creations made especially for this event. Dr. Sketchy will be outside by the light sculptures, with a muse, to help inspire guests to create art. The Davis Art Center is located at 2301 First Street in the historic River District, downtown Fort Myers. Burden by Daniel Venditti Botanicals by Lyle Bowen Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email email@example.com
PUZZLE ANSWERS My Stars FOR WEEK OF JULY 9, 2012ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You clever Ewes and Rams love nothing more than to rise to a challenge. So, by all means, if you feel sure about your facts, step right up and defend your side of the issue. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Youve done some great work recently. Now its time to reward yourself with something wonderful, perhaps a day at a spa or a night out with someone very special. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You love to talk, but dont forget to make time to do a little more listening, otherwise you could miss out on an important message someone might be trying to send you. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your aspect indicates some uncertainty about one of your goals. Use this period of shifting attitudes to reassess what you really want and what youre ready to do to get it. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Your social life is picking up, and youll soon be mingling with old friends and making new ones. But twixt the fun times, stay on top of changing workplace conditions. VIRGO (August 23 September 22) A trusted friend offers understanding as you vent some long-pent-up feelings. Now, move on from there and start making the changes youve put off all this time. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) You might well feel uneasy as you face a difficult situation involving someone close to you. But you know youre doing the right thing, so stick with your decision. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Youre a good friend to others. Nows the time to allow them to be good friends to you. Rely on their trusted advice to help you get through an uncertain period. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Family and friends are always important, but especially so at this time. Despite your hectic workplace schedule, make a real effort to include them in your life. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) That project youve been working on is almost ready for presentation. But you still need some information from a colleague before you can consider it done. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Dont let those negative attitudes that have sprung up around you drain your energies. Shrug them off, and move ahead with the confidence that you can get the job done. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Aspects favor some dedicated fun time for the hardworking Piscean. A nice, refreshing plunge into the social swim can recharge your physical and emotional batteries. BORN THIS WEEK: You love to travel and be with people. You probably would be happy as a social director on a cruise ship. On July 14, 1798, Congress passes the Sedition Act, which permitted the prosecution of individuals who voiced or printed what the government deemed to be malicious remarks about the president or government of the United States. On July 11, 1804, Vice President Aaron Burr fatally shoots his long-time political antagonist, Alexander Hamilton, in a duel. Burr shot Hamilton in the stomach, and the bullet lodged next to his spine. Hamilton, a Founding Father and first U.S. treasury secretary, died the next day. On July 9, 1877, the All England Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club begins its first lawn tennis tournament at Wimbledon, then an outer suburb of London. Twentyone amateurs showed up to compete in the Gentlemens Singles tournament, the only event. On July 10, 1925, in Dayton, Tenn., the so-called Monkey Trial begins with John Thomas Scopes, a young high-school science teacher, accused of teaching evolution in violation of a Tennessee state law. The law made it a misdemeanor to teach any theory that denied the story of the Divine Creation of man. On July 12, 1933, the first threewheeled, multi-directional Dymaxion car is manufactured in Bridgeport, Conn. Part aircraft, part automobile, it had wings that inflated and a tail fin. It had a steel chassis, a body made of ash wood, an aluminum skin and a painted canvas roof. The Dymaxion was designed to reach a speed of 120 mph and average 28 mpg. On July 15, 1941, master spy Juan Pujol Garcia, nicknamed Garbo, sends his first communique to Germany from Britain. The disinformation the double agent transmitted to Germany was fabricated by the British. In June 1944, he managed to convince Hitler that the D-Day invasion of Normandy was just a diversionary maneuver. On July 13, 1955, model and nightclub manger Ruth Ellis is executed by hanging in London for the murder of boyfriend David Blakely. She was the last woman to be executed in the United Kingdom. Ellis, 29, did not help her case when during her trial she stated, It was obvious that when I shot him I intended to kill him. It was ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius who made the following sage observation: It is only the very wisest and the very stupidest who cannot change. The 1,000 most common words in English make up approximately 90 percent of all writing in the language. If youre planning a trip Down Under, be sure you save some time for the Australian state of Tasmania. In the capital, Derwent, is the critically acclaimed Museum of Old and New Art, or MONA. One of the unusual -I would even venture to say unique in the world -offerings is the after-hours naturist tour. Yes, that means naked. A naked tour guide leads naked tourists through the museum. Even the security guards are naked. You may be surprised to learn that hot and cold running water has been around for thousands of years. Members of the upper class in ancient Egypt used copper tubing to pipe it into their homes. The oldest goldfish on record lived 41 years. His name was Fred. According to the U.S. Census, the Pacific states (including Hawaii) are home to the men with the longest life expectancy, while women tend to live longer in the South. If one or both of your parents were sleepwalkers, youre more prone to nocturnal wanderings yourself. In the late 1960s, J.I. Rodale, creator of Prevention magazine, was invited to be a guest on the Dick Cavett Show. After talking confidently about his good health and predicting that he would live to be 100, he seemed to doze off. The host and another guest chuckled a bit about the apparent nap, until they realized that Rodale had died. Needless to say, the show never aired. I would have made a good Pope. -Richard Nixon THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY DID YOU KNOWTHE RIVER JULY 6, 201226 1. ADVERTISEMENTS: What products slogan is When it rains, it pours? 2. ANATOMY: Where is a more common name for the tympanic membrane? 3. MUSIC: Who had a hit album in the 1970s titled Innervisions? 4. LITERATURE: Which of Shakespeares plays contains the line, By the pricking of my thumbs, /something wicked this way comes? 5. MYTHOLOGY: What country was ruled by Midas, the king with the golden touch? 6. GEOGRAPHY: What is the capital of Portugal? 7. TELEVISION: What famous TV couple of the 1950s lived at the fictional address 623 East 68th Street? 8. U.S. STATES: Which states nickname is The Grand Canyon State? 9. POETRY: What is a heroic couplet? 10. HISTORY: Who was Jesse James brother and partner in crime? TRIVIA TEST 1. Morton Salt 2. Eardrum 3. Stevie Wonder 4. Macbeth 5. Phrygia 6. Lisbon 7. Lucy and Ricky Ricardo 8. Arizona 9. Two rhymed 10-syllable lines of poetry 10. Frank James. ANSWERS1. Larry Sherry of the Los Angeles Dodgers. 2. St. Louis Stan Musial was 41 when he did it in 1962. 3. Sam Bradford of the St. Louis Rams in 2010 (354 completions in 590 attempts). 4. Kansas Clyde Lovellette, in 1952. 5. Pittsburghs Mario Lemieux, in 1988. 6. It was 1998. 7. No horse had ever before won the Kentucky Derby from the 19th post. ANSWERS SPORTS QUIZ 1. Name the relief pitcher who was named MVP of the 1959 World Series. 2. Who was the oldest major-league player to hit three home runs in a game? 3. Name the player who holds the NFL rookie record for both passes attempted and completed in a season. 4. Who is the only player to lead Division I mens college basketball in scoring and win the NCAA championship in the same year? 5. Name the last player before Edmontons Sam Gagner in 2012 to get eight points in one NHL regular-season game. 6. When was the last time Colombia qualified for the World Cup in mens soccer? 7. Name the last horse before Ill Have Another in 2012 to win the Kentucky Derby from the 19th post.
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HELP WANTED SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES OFFERED BOATS CANOES KAYAKS COMMERCIAL SPACE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE MONDAY AT NOONTHE RIVER JULY 6, 201228 239-415-7732MUSIC 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 HELLE'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 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 VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDAt The Sanibel School Call Michelle Wesley 239-910-8000 RS 4/6 NC TFN HELP WANTED Sanibel construction company seeking part-time Bookkeeper/Administrative Assistant. This position requires approximately 35 hours per week. Candidate must be well organized, detail oriented with working knowledge of QuickBooks, MS Word and Excel. Past construction accounting experience a plus. Please send resume and salary requirements to email@example.com. NS 6/22 CC TFN LIME TREE CENTER CONDO UNIT FOR SALEFOR SALE Commercial condo in 5-unit complex centrally located on Periwinkle Way. Can be used for of ce or retail. Motivated to sell. $225,000. Call Janie Howland, Realtor, VIP Realty. 239-850-6419. NS 7/6 CC 7/27 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 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 experienceCHAUFFEUR/BUTLERRetired military man with 35 years experience serving general of cers & civilian VIPs with a 4-star level, desires immediate employment. Call 931-591-2602 or 931-278-1200.NS 6/22 PC 7/6 DOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800SR 1/30 B TFN NS 5/4 BM TFN RS 7/6 NC 7/27FOR SALETired of Renting? Owner Says SELL IT! 3br/3ba on the Sanibel River Dock Pool Stroll to Beach Dog-friendly Wind-rated Home Watch for absent owners Major Price Reduction! $579,000 $485,000 Contact Sarah Ashton Realtor Royal Shell Real Estate 239/691-4915NS 6/29 BM 720 ADRIANAS CLEANING SERVICETotally honest with a passion for perfection. Home and condo. 239-839-3984 firstname.lastname@example.orgRR 7/6 PC 7/27 BILLING COORDINATOR/ RECEPTIONISTEnthusiastic and ef cient individual wanted for Sanibel medical/therapy of ce. Must have excellent organization, communication and multi-tasking skills. Pro ciency in Microsoft of ce and medical/ therapy billing/practice management software required. Prior medical/therapy of ce/front desk management/billing/coding experience preferred. Please call 239-297-4997 for more information.NS 7/6 CC 7/13
REAL ESTATE VACATION RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL VACATION RENTAL RENTAL WANTED WANTED TO BUY AUTO FOR SALE FOR SALE FOR SALE CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 29 THE RIVER JULY 6, 2012 TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED LOG ONTO: IslandSunNews.comCLICK ON PLACE CLASSIFIED RE/MAX OF THE ISLANDSPutting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace www.remax-oftheislands.com 239-472-2311NS 3/30 BM TFN CASH PAID FOR MILITARY ITEMSCash Paid For Old Military Items. Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets, old guns, awards & more. Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280RS 6/15 CC 7/6 AUTO FOR SALE2006 Acura TL. 46,000 mi. Good condition. $16,500. Call 472-8396. Daytime only.RS 7/6 CC 7/6 Island VacationsOf Sanibel & CaptivaMillion $ Views Await You! Cottages Condos Homes Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths239-472-72771-888-451-7277S 10/9 B TFN SCAN CODE FOR A FREE LIST OF ALL ISLAND PROPERTIESFOR SALEVISITwww.FreeSanibelList.comPfeifer Realty Group Sanibel Island, FL239-472-0004 RS 6/17 BM TFNFSBO $550,000.3B/2B 1,600 sq. ft. Half acre across the street from beach. West Gulf Drive. 239-472-0692 or www.4sanibel.com. NS 6/22 CC TFN PERIWINKLE PARK $39,9001BR/1BTH Newly renovated with oak ooring open kitchen beautiful landscape & nicely decorated. Central H/AC. 10 x 30 Lanai. Corner lot. 239-233-7061.NS 6/29 CC 7/6 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 EQUIPMENTGuardian Standby 16 kw Generator, Nat Gas or Propane, NEW 2006, never used or hooked up. Kept inside garage. Auto transfer switch, emergency load center, owners manual. $1,500. Call 203-446-7174. NS 7/6 CC 7/6 CABINET FOR SALEWhitewash cabinet with 2 solid doors--open to lighted upper half with glass shelf and large storage area in lower half/stands on metal legs. Robb&Stucky. 5x3x22deep/ Excellent condition. $250,OBO 395-0978NS 7/6 CC 7/6 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 ANNUAL RENTAL OR OWNER FINANCING WANTEDLooking to relocate to Sanibel Island ASAP. Need 3-4 bedroom home. We live in NJ and want to make this move. If you have a nice clean home and will hold a mortgage we are the family for you or a long term lease will be great. Please contact Joe Dieckman 609-618-2739.NS 6/15 CC 7/6 ANNUAL RENTAL FOR $1,300 PER MONTHSmall 4 bedroom 2 bath house on canal located on the East end. Pets okay. $1,300 per month. Please call Mark at 310-8660031 or email at email@example.comNS 6/29 CC TFN FOR SALE Furniture and antiques priced to sell. Call for appointment 472-4972.NS 7/6 PC 7/6 ANNUAL RENTALTwo newly-remodeled 3/2s available in a duplex with a shared, screened-in pool. UF, Washer/Dryer, close to the Sanibel School, deeded beach access & parking included just down the street! Each unit is $2,000/ month. Pets okay. Call 239-728-1920.NS 7/6 CC TFN FOR SALERattan coffee table $100, child bike training wheels $35, trailer hitch bike rack $60, thomas table w/wooden trains set $150, 2 adirondack lamps $50, huge lighted palm bay tree $100. 239-579-0420. NS 7/6 CC 7/6 ANNUAL RENTALSSANIBEL472-6747Gulf Beach Properties, Inc. Sanibelannualrentals.com RS 7/6 BM TFNFOUR 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. 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. Shore Fishing:Don't Harm The Fishby Capt. Matt Mitchell
THE RIVER JULY 6, 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 Chorale Barbershop Chorus .................................1-855-425-3631 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 Mor gan (ID #538762) and I am a 2-year-old male black and white dachshund mix. Are you looking for a short, dark and handsome guy? Then Im the perfect companion for you. Im not too big and Im not too small... Im just right! My adoption fee is $10 (regularly $75) during Lee County Domestic Animal Services Red, White or Blue adoption promotion. My name is Mars (ID #535721) and I am a 3-month-old male black domestic medium hair. Im adorable and playful and all the things you want a kitten to be. Its kitten season and the shelter is overflowing with felines, so please adopt of couple of us. All cats and kitten are two-for-one. My adoption fee is $25 (regularly $75) during Animal Services Red, White or Blue adoption promotion. 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 6 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. Mars ID #535721 Morgan ID #538762 photos by squaredogphoto.com
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1149 Periwinkle Way 239/472-0176 fax 239/472-0350 11526 Andy Rosse Lane 239/472-1270 fax 239-472-1268 11509 Andy Rosse Lanewww.jnaislandrealestate.com THAT WAS THEN THIS IS NOW UP AND COMING NEIGHBORHOOD15500 Cook Road, Ft Myers Rare 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 239/872-1632. 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 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 239/8285807. 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. #3110 Quaint 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. #3139 Every 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. #3229 It all starts here with this 1 bedroom, second floor villa carefully designed to take full advantage of the sq footage. Ideally located in the southern enclave of South Seas Island Resort overlooking tennis courts. With its prime location it is a short stroll to the Beach, Captiva Village hosting an array of restaurants, shops, water sports and more. Decorated in concert to island style! A private retreat thoroughly embraced by the natural island splendor while offering safe and convenient lifestyle for those seeking an extraordinary vacation location. Offered for $235,000. Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632 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 239/822-7825 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 239/9947975 or Connie Walters Ms. Listr at 239/841-4540. BLIND PASSThis 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. 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 239/699-9597 EXCLUSIVE RIVERFRONT ESTATE IN ST. CHARLES HARBOURCasual elegance describes this 5 bedroom, 6.5 bath home that offers 200 of unobstructed river views. One of the best floor plans youll find, giving you wonderful views from almost every room. Gourmet kitchen, Butlers pantry, 2 laundry rooms, fireplace and so much more. Very spacious pool area with outdoor kitchen plus pirvate fishing pier, 4 car plus garage. Includes a 34 slip in the central marina. Large property allows you to enjoy tremendous privacy. Offered for $3,277,900. Contact Nancy Finch 239/822-7825. If you are interested in listing your island property, contact the islands oldest and most prominent real estate company. We get results!Serving the Islands Since 1975THE RIVER JULY 6, 201232