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FREETake Me Home VOL. 11, NO. 29 JULY 27, 2012From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com The Art Of Three Generations Of The Lamers Family Opens August 3The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center presents G3: The Art of Three Generations of the Lamers Family. Opening festivities will take place on Friday, August 3 beginning at 6 p.m. The Davis Art Center is located at 2301 First Street in downtown Fort Myers. Ken Lamers designed award winning institutional and public buildings in Lee and Collier counties, including the Northwest Regional Library in Cape Coral (along with daughter-in-law Angi, who designed the interior). He built a studio in his home in 2005 and retired in 2008 to devote more time to fine art, which he has always loved. He came out of retirement temporarily to work as a consultant on the new downtown library, less than a block from the Davis Art Center. Lamers artistic accolades include winning Best In Category in the Digital Imagination show at the Alliance for the Arts. His fine artworks include watercolors, acrylics, figure drawings and digital photographs printed on canvas. He and his wife Mary have six children and seven grandchildren. Both of them come from singing families, and their children and grandchildren have inherited both artistic and musical talent. It is the talent of all three generations that will be showcased during the G3 show. During his 26 years in Southwest Florida, Ken Lamers designed many important buildings for the community: Lakes Regional Library, East Regional Library in Lehigh, Skyline, Diplomat, Edgewood, Colonial and Three Oaks elementary schools, the Charlotte Campus of Edison College, as well as a myriad of government buildings. In Naples, he designed Collier Historics, an automobile museum, and the original Teddy Bear Museum; in Bonita, St. Marys Episcopal Church; in San Carlos, Lady of Light Catholic Church; and in Fort Myers, Unitarian Universalist Church of Fort Myers. Photographs of some of the buildings he designed will also be on display at the show. Lamers spent 25 years working as an architect in Wisconsin. After studying industrial design at the Layton School of Art in Milwaukee, he joined the air force for six months. Afterward, he found work with an architect doing architectural design and illustration. In 1962, he tried to get back into industrial design but all of the job offers were from architects. After entering the world of architecture by accident and working with architectscontinued on page 16 The Lamers Family Gold Thistle by Ken LamersComedy Sequel Comes To The Off Broadway Palm TheatreThe Off Broadway Palm Theatre presents Caught In The Net, playing now through August 18. Written by the master of farce Ray Cooney, this comedy is the sequel to last summers hit Run For Your Wife, which played to sold-out crowds and received rave reviews from theater patrons and critics alike. This hysterical play once again follows the antics of London cab driver John Smith, the two-timing taxi driver who keeps two separate lives, complete with two separate families. His teenage children, a girl from one family and a boy from the other, get continued on page 16 Scene from Caught In The Net at the Off Broadway Palm Theatre The Alliance for the Arts announced its final call to artists for the annual member show. The theme this year is Black & White. Current Alliance members are invited to submit one piece following the theme and containing no color. Shades of gray are allowed. Non-member artists are encouraged to become members to take advantage of this benefit of membership. The exhibitions opening reception will continued on page 20 Copley Square Galactica by Bruce GoraAlliance Member Exhibit Coming Soon Alignment by Bruce Gora


Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now: Lee County Jail On Secondby Gerri ReavesThe first jail on record in Fort Myers history is a pine blockhouse constructed at the U.S. Army Fort Myers in 1856 during the Third Seminole War. Human nature being what it is, the need for a jail continued once the post-Seminole and -Civil War settlement evolved into a new town and county and assumed responsibility for protecting the public. By the mid-20th century, Lee County had a substantial jail, as seen in the historic photo. The facility stood on Second Street behind the Lee County Courthouse at Courthouse Square. The county had acquired the square in 1889, soon after the county was formed in 1887. It was bordered by Main (then called Oak Street), Broadway (then called Garrett Street), Monroe and Second just as it is today. In 1892, a jail faced Second Street. Also facing Second in the countys formative years were the sheriffs small living quarters and a building used to house county property such as mules, wagons and road equipment. The first wooden courthouse subsequently went up in 1894, but facing Oak. A jail was still located on the squares south side more than a half-century later, when the legendary Snag Thompson became sheriff in 1948. At that time, the department was sparse by todays measure. Besides Thompson, it consisted of only Major Nick Kelly, an office deputy, an outside deputy and two jailers. continued on page 7 The Lee County jail facility on Second Street, circa mid-20th century photo courtesy of Doug Bartleson The Justice Center went up in the mid-1980s and gave the county a much larger modern jail photo by Gerri Reaves The four-story Lee County Administration Office Building, dedicated in January 1962, was constructed on the site of the old county jail. Two more floors were added in 1972 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: press@riverweekly.com. The River Weekly News reserves the right to refuse, alter or edit any editorial or advertisement.Independently Owned And Operated COPYRIGHT 2012 The River Weekly News LORKEN Publications, Inc.Co-Publishers Lorin Arundel and Ken Rasi Advertising Sales Isabel Rasi George Beleslin Stacy Osborn Office Coordinator Patricia MolloyGraphic Arts/ProductionAnn Ziehl Sarah Crooks Kris See Photographer Michael Heider Writers Gerri Reaves, Ph D Anne Mitchell Jeff Lysiak PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER Contributing Writers Read Us Online: www.IslandSunNews.com Click on The River Jennifer Basey Kimberley Berisford Suzy Cohen Ed Frank Max Friedersdorf Priscilla Friedersdorf Jim George Dr. Dave Hepburn Joan Hooper Audrey Krienen Scott Martell Capt. Matt Mitchell Patricia Molloy Laura Zocki Puerto Di Saggau Scott White THE RIVER JULY 27, 20122


3 THE RIVER JULY 27, 2012 11am-10pm RI V 10% OFF ONE COUPON PER TABLE Can not be used with any other offer. 18% Gratuity may be added to bill before discount. 11am 10pm, Expires Aug 3, 2012GPS COORDINATES: with Dock Attendants Assistance 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 am with DockA Lipman Family Courtyard Opens At ImaginariumGuests at the Imaginarium Science Center can now enjoy a spacious courtyard with comfortable seating, easy access to other outdoor exhibits all surrounded by native plants and a butterfly garden. Thanks to a generous gift-matching program by the Lipman Family Foundation, this newly renovated space provides an open seating area surrounded by native plants and butterfly gardens, all under the Fort Myers Water Tower. With a view of the Fisheye Lagoon teeming with fish, turtles, ducks, geese and swans, and its location next to the Theater-in-the-Tank 3D film theater, the Lipman Family Courtyard is a natural spot to relax al-fresco or have a bite to eat, for groups to gather and educators to provide open-air lessons, or for visitors to enjoy an outdoor event. In keeping with its goal of sustainability, the Imaginarium landscaped the surrounding courtyard with Florida-friendly plants and a butterfly garden offering not only a pleasant place to meet, gather or relax in, but also showcases a diversity of native plants like plumbago, scarlet milkweed, coontie, blue porterweed and three palm trees that were transplanted as part of this project. Since the Lipman Family Courtyard was officially dedicated in the spring, it has already hosted educational programs, special events and countless field-trip orientations, plus will be the site for future open-air events and outdoor programming. Lipman, North Americas largest field tomato grower, has donated $35,000 to the Imaginarium Science Center. The Imaginarium Group, Inc. the nonprofit that supports the facility was gifted the match for all donations acquired over a six month period that began on April 28, but the match was quickly satisfied. The funds were used to make improvements to the new Lipman Family Courtyard, which will complement The Caloosahatchee Experience exhibit that will, upon completion, be a comprehensive scale model of the Caloosahatchee River watershed winding around the exterior of the Imaginarium. We rely on support from companies like Lipman to provide funds for educational programs and exhibitions, said Matt Johnson, executive director of the Imaginarium Science Center. Greeters Club To Meet August 16Looking to make new friends and join in monthly activities? Attend the next luncheon meeting of The Greeters Club of Greater Fort Myers on Thursday, August 16 at Colonial County Club, 9181 Independence Way in Fort Myers. Activities include fun games and social gathering. Call today to join this dynamic group of women of Lee County. The cost to attend the luncheon is $20, and reservations are required. For more information, contact Janet Gambuzza at 454-5750 or Marie Gaither at 791.8966 or email wmgaither@aol.com. Also, check out Greeters of Fort Myers on Facebook for more summer activities. The Lipman Family Courtyard Check presentation from the Lipman Family Foundation to the Imaginarium Science Center


THE RIVER JULY 27, 20124 Beach Chamber Holds Reception For Bud NoceraThe Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce held a welcome reception for its new president, Bud Nocera, at DiamondHead AllSuites Resort on Fort Myers Beach on July 11. Several hundred people attended the event, which welcomed Nocera back to the area. He previously served both Fort Myers and Lee County, primarily in tourism roles. From left, Tree Andre, Mango Street Inn; board member Jim Lanbeth, A Better Bugman; and Pat Ferguson, Keller Williams Elite Gary Donabed, Synovus Bank, and B. Pat ORourke, Lee County Office of Economic Development Ted and Pam Schildler Bud Nocera 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 Senator Benacquisto Pays Visit To The Heights CenterSenator Lizbeth Benacquisto toured The Heights Center on July 17. The final phase of construction on the community and cultural arts center was recently kicked off after several donations finished the capital campaign to complete construction of the $5.7 million building. The Heights Center will be a place for all residents of Harlem Heights to gather and grow. Education, opportunity, health and wellness, and access to the arts will create pathways for self-sufficiency and community development. We appreciate Senator Benacquistos interest in The Heights Center, said founder and executive director Kathryn Kelly. The building is in the center of this community where families can meet, where children can receive tutoring and after school care, where adults can receive education, job training, health advocacy, social services and more. The Heights Center staff with Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto. From left, Laurie Stanley, Kathryn Kelly, Angela Alvarado, Cecilia Estrada, Melissa Brown, Senator Benacquisto, Julie Workman, Lynnan Grissinger and Jim Sanger Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto, center, with Heights Center staff Jim Sanger, Julie Workman, Kathryn Kelly and Laurie Stanley


5 THE RIVER JULY 27, 2012 If our seafood were any fresher, If our seafood were any fresher, we would be serving it under water. we would be serving it under water. THE LAZY FLAMINGO THE LAZY FLAMINGOBeautiful Downtown Santiva 6520-C Pine Avenue 472-5353 472-5353 LAZY FLAMINGO 3 LAZY FLAMINGO 316501 Stringfellow Road Bokeelia 283-5959 283-5959 LAZY FLAMINGO 2 LAZY FLAMINGO 2Beautiful Downtown Sanibel 1036 Periwinkle Way 472-6939 472-6939 LAZY FLAMINGO 4 LAZY FLAMINGO 412951 McGregor Boulevard Fort Myers 476-9000 476-9000 DAILY DAILY LUNCH LUNCH SPECIALS SPECIALS H H b-t H H b-t pm pm n :bf-r n :bf-r Dr D .tf Dr P .ff Dr D .tf Dr P .ff Fort Myers Public Art: Robert E. Lee Memorial by Tom HallIn the median on Monroe across from the Art League of Fort Myers is a memorial dedicated to Lee Countys namesake. It is not a tribute to the general who led the Confederate Army in the war between the states. Rather, it symbolizes Lees legendary integrity and concern for his fellowman. The bust and pedestal were commissioned by the Laetitia Ashmore Nutt chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, which was formed nearly a century ago. From its inception on February 12, 1913, the chapter began collecting funds for a memorial, but in 1915 the chapter turned over its Lee memorial money for use at the hospital, said chapter president Lalla R. Moore at the memorials dedication more than 50 years later. The chapter immediately began a new memorial fund. However, they were impeded in their fundraising efforts first by World War I and then by the Great Depression. Theyd only collected a scant $500 by 1940 when the hospital again found itself in need. This time, the chapter cheerfully used its memorial money to help furnish the hospitals new nursery. In 1953, the chapter began yet another fundraising campaign. As soon as they had enough money, they commissioned an Italian sculptor by the name of Aldo Pero to cast Lees likeness in bronze. But the UDC group was short of the money still needed for a pedestal for the bust, so they placed Lee in the courthouse lobby with a collection jar for nickels, dimes, quarters and half dollars. Hundreds of Lee residents made contributions, some in amounts of $100 or more. And on January 6, 1966, footers were dug for the concrete base needed to support the pedestal and base. Before the concrete was poured, Edna Grady Roberts and James W. Clifford placed a dozen relics from places like Gettysburg, Fredericksburg, Harpers Ferry and battlefield throughout Virginia into the base as a symbol of unity between the North and the South. Roberts served as chair of the fundraising committee; Clifford had collected Civil War memorabilia for more than 40 years. The monument was finally dedicated on January 19, 1966, which was the 159th anniversary of Lees birth. Francis Asbury Hendry moved to have this county named after Lee some 79 years earlier in honor of Lees iron integrity his utter devotion to truth, said Hendrys great-grandson Lloyd at the dedication ceremony. [He] spoke of Lees deep and abiding concern for his fellowmen. These are the qualities [my great-grandfather] hoped the people of Lee County would emulate. Thus, it is only fitting that the efforts to erect an enduring tribute to Lee were twice tabled by the local UDC chapters concerns for their fellowmen. 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. The Robert E. Lee Memorial across from the Art League of Fort Myers


7 THE RIVER JULY 27, 2012Rotary Club of Fort Myers Participates In Honor Flightsubmitted by Don MolloyHonor Flight was made possible by the generosity of our Rotary Club and by the leadership of Gary Bryant and Gay Thompson. Bryant also went above and beyond in a time of great adversity to arrange for special transportation to the Honor Flight Orientation on June 2, which gave the veterans and guardians a great chance to spend time together in advance of our trip. On June 9, Southwest Florida Honor Flight departed from Fort Myers for Washington, D.C. carrying World War II veterans from all over Rotary District 6960. Last week, we heard from four veterans George Bail, Gene Gallagher, Bill Nichols and Guy Walton who were all escorted by members of our club on this special journey. Report from Guardian Anne Rose I was lucky enough to be one of the people to serve as a guardian for this trip, along with Gay Thompson and Gary Green and John Kimbell. Here are some of my experiences from this day and my hope is that this recount will help you have a sense of the experience: For all participants in the June 9 Honor Flight, the day began early, with 5 a.m. wake-up calls between Gay, Guy and me. The weather the night before our trip consisted of some very violent thunder storms, so most of us were awake during part of the night, just waiting for morning and just waiting to get to the airport. For me, I was so eager to go, it couldnt come soon enough. When we got to the airport, our veterans were greeted by warm hugs and handshakes and smiles from many of our own club members and from many I didnt know, but I will always remember their warmth. We proceeded toward security through a passageway lined with American flags and cheering crowds. On the other side, we were served breakfast by volunteers who were eager to serve our veterans and show their appreciation. Our flight proceeded in a jovial manner, with a great spirit of camaraderie flourishing and a great sense of excitement building. Upon arriving at Ronald Reagan International Airport, we were greeted by music and fanfare and spontaneous applause for our heroes. It was like being in the presence of royalty and all I could do was bask in the reflection of their honor, their glory and their humility. In addition to the great reception we received, we were lucky enough to pick up some volunteer soldiers who gave up their day off to be part of our escort in the City of Washington, D.C. Their help was invaluable in ensuring the comfort and safety of our veterans and their spirits were genuine and filled with heart. We went to the World War II Memorial and found ourselves surrounded by hundreds of adoring fans of our veterans, including the Girl Scouts of America who were having their Jamboree that day. So many of them wanted their pictures taken with our veterans or just wanted to be in their presence. How lucky am I to be a guardian. After visiting the World War II Memorial, we went to Arlington National Cemetery and witnessed the Changing of the Guard ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The silence was deafening and the respect in the air was palpable. Our last stop of the day was at the USMC War Memorial, which depicts the raising of the American flag on Iwo Jima. As we were getting off our bus to go to the memorial, a veteran who was seated in the row ahead of us did not rise to get off the bus. I leaned in and asked him if he would like to go ahead of us and he told me he was going to sit this one out since it had already been such a long, long day. It made me sad to know this last stop would be missed for him. It was here at the USMC War Memorial that our photographer gathered all of the veterans for a group photo. One of the most poignant sights that will be in my memory is looking at a slew of empty wheelchairs in front of the statue of Iwo Jima that were left behind as our veterans stood for their group photo. When we went back to the bus for our return to the airport, I saw the veteran who had said he was going to sit this one out being helped back onto the bus by one of the volunteer soldiers who met us at the airport in Washington. I said to him, You made it after all. He smiled in a profound way and said, Yes I did. Our trip home was no less than our trip going, filled with letters from children praising our veterans and upon arrival back in Fort Myers, there was a bagpiper and a sea of friendly faces, waving hands and waving flags. Along each step of this journey, the humility of the men and women that were being honored was evident and all around you could hear phrases like We didnt expect anything like this. The Rotary motto of Service Above Self was embodied in each and every one of our veterans. The long-awaited day ended with everyone home, safe and sound, and for me, with a heart full of love for the men and women who gave me a freedom like no other in the world. I love you all, and God bless America. From page 2Lee County Jail On SecondAn upstairs apartment gave the jailer a place to catch a catnap during a 12-hour shift. Another notable employee at the county facility during the mid-20th century was Samp Brown. He had grown up in Big Cypress as the son of legendary pioneer William Bill Brown, who founded a store Browns Landing (now Immokalee) and traded with the Seminoles. In 1955, the old jail on Second was remodeled into a two-story concrete office space and rechristened the Courthouse Annex. According to Doug Bartleson, sometime around this time period, the old jail also housed detainees for the Fort Myers Police Department after the old three-cell jail behind the first city hall in Evans Park was no longer used. But by 1960, big changes were in store for the south side of courthouse square. The construction of the Lee County Administration Office Building began on the site. The old jail was moved across Monroe Street to face Anderson Avenue (now Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard), the present site of the modern Justice Center. Walk down to Second and Monroe and contemplate the history of Courthouse Square. Then, look across Monroe Street and marvel at the leaps in scale that public buildings have made in only a few decades. Then, visit the Southwest Florida Museum of History at 2031 Jackson Street to learn about the history of the justice system. For information, call 321-7430 or go to www.museumofhistory.org. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Dont forget to visit the Southwest Florida Historical Society, one of the areas best research centers for 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 Lee County Courthouse Through the Years by Gordon Booch DeMarchi, the archives of the Southwest Florida Historical Society and the Story of Fort Myers by Karl H. Grismer. Anne Rose, Guy Walton, Gay Thompson and Gene Gallagher Gene Gallagher, Guy Walton and an uniditified veteran


THE RIVER JULY 27, 20128 Along The RiverThe Indian Princess is now scheduling cruises for condominimum associations, social clubs and other organizations. The experienced events coordinators are busy planning upcoming weddings, rehersal dinners, birthdays and even a retirement party. October 8 is already booked for the residents of an established, local gated golfing community which has also reserved the paddle boat on March 7 for a end-of-season spectauclar. Be sure to book early as the Indian Princess is already taking reservations for Christmas parties. The Indian Princess also organizes celebrations open to the public for events such as the successful New Years Eve fireworks tours, Mardi Gras and other fun holidays. The Indian Princess is an authentic replica of American steamships; a sternwheeler capable of five to six knots, with a flat bottom and driving split rear paddles. Many modern paddle wheelers are driven by hidden underwater screws and the paddles simply spin idly in the flowing water. But the Indian Princess is truly paddle-driven, though for reasons of efficiency, weight and pollution the wood burning boilers of yore have been replaced by clean-burning diesel engines. The Indian Princess of Fort Myers departs from 2080 Main Street, Fort Myers Beach, just before the Sky bridge. For reservations and a calendar of events, call 7658919 or go to www.indianprincessfortmyers.com. If your are neurotic about great food and drink, drive your car or boat to Nervous Nellies Crazy Waterfront Eatery on Fort Myers Beach. Nervous Nellies is a casual, family-fun restaurant that boasts a large selection of appetizers, fresh seafood, over-stuffed sandwiches and entres. Nellies friendly staff will magically satisfy everyone with the very best food and drink without breaking the bank. Call ahead to reserve a spot in air-conditioned comfort or outside on the expansive waterfront patio. Just upstairs from Nellies is Uglys Waterside Bar, the place where everyone gets prettier. Enjoy happy hour all day, every day at Uglys. While relaxing on the outdoor patio, swing to the beats of live reggae, rock and island music. Go to www.nervousnellies.net for a daily listing of live music from the areas premier local talent along with upcoming special events. Whether you arrive by land or sea, parking for patrons of Nellies and Uglys is free. If you are traveling by boat, marine dockage is available at the Snug Harbour Marina with dock attendants assistance. The GPS coordinates are 2627.41 N 81.18 W. Nervous Nellies Crazy Waterfront Eatery is located at 1131 First Street, Fort Myers Beach in the historic Baywalk district. It is open for lunch, dinner and snacks in between. Call 463-8077. On Saturday, July 27, join Fort Myers car enthusiasts at the Downtown Car Cruise-In. Held in the River District on the fourth Saturday of every month, the event features vintage, modern, and unique cars from 5 to 8 p.m. and a DJ spinning classic rock with trivia. For more information, call 1-855-RDA-EVENTS (732-3836). On Monday, July 30, the Fort Myers Film Festival Mixer will be held at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Fort Myers from 7 to 9 p.m. Stopy by to watch and discuss short films that are being considerated for the Fort Myers Film Festival. Tickets are $5 per person or $2 for Founding Fans. The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is located at 2301 First Street in historic downtown Fort Myers. Call 333-1933 or go to www.sbdac.com. Life is cool at Pinocchios Original Homemade Italian Ice Cream in Sanibel. The quaint shop has been a Sanibel tradition for nearly 30 years. Visitors drive to the island to enjoy the pristine beaches, excellent shelling and natural wildlife. Families and residents often take the bicycle paths to the Sanibel Lighthouse on the east end of the island. Many say that their favorite stop along the way is Pinocchios. Each variety of the homemade ice cream is made with love from the original hand-written recipes. For a bit of whimsy, all Pinocchios treats are topped with an animal cracker. Dont forget to take a pint or quart of Sanibel Krunch or Dirty Sand Dollar home with you. Pinocchios Original Homemade Italian Ice Cream is 362 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, near the lighthouse (turn left after crossing the causeway). It is open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Call 472-6566 or go to www. pinocchiosicecream.com. The wedding of Sherry and Peter Ramsey aboard the Indian Princess Beat the heat with delicious, homemade ice cream from Pi nocchios on Sanibel Please visit our River Weekly News online advertisers at www.islandsunnews.com. 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9 THE RIVER JULY 27, 2012Southwest Florida Community Foundation Hosts Reception For Gale Bennett Art ExhibitMore than 40 guests attended an open house reception hosted by the Southwest Florida Community Foundation on July 17 to unveil an exhibit of the artist Gale Bennetts work. A collection of 15 paintings are now available for viewing, of which 12 are available for purchase. A portion of the proceeds from sales will go towards the foundations arts fund. Cello Bennett has donated two of her late husbands paintings to be displayed and auctioned off for the foundations Fund for the Arts in Southwest Florida. Being auctioned off, Bouquet de Printemps (Spring Bouquet) is an iconic piece for its unique image and bold use of color. Its strong graphic image entices the eye to look at it again and again. Gale Bennett chose this piece as the poster painting for his 2006 French exhibition, Bouquets Sauvages (Wild Bouquets). The other painting, which is a gift to the community foundation, Pond Two, was painted in Giverny, France where the artist Claude Monet lived. I wanted to donate pieces that each had a special significance, said Cello Bennett. Many of Gales students in Southwest Florida came to study in Giverny one or more times, and they especially can relate to these paintings. Gale used a lot of ultramarine blue, his favorite color, in both of these paintings. A native of Southwest Florida, Gale Bennett (19392008) was an internationallyknown contemporary painter and artist whose work can be found in collections throughout the United States as well as in Canada, Europe, Japan and Australia. His modern eclectic painting style included references to Abstract Expressionism, Impressionism, Cubism and even Renaissance art. Gale Bennett was the founder and director of ArtStudy Giverny in Giverny, France, a school for artists and photographers. He studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Gale would be very proud, added Cello Bennett. While he was never wealthy in monetary terms, he was always willing to contribute his paintings and his teaching. According to Sarah Owen, CEO of the SWFLCF, artrelated activities and events will also be planned throughout the year to showcase the collection as it expands. The Southwest Florida Community Foundation is celebrating its 35th year of supporting the communities of Lee, Charlotte, Glades, Hendry and Collier counties by connecting donors and their philanthropic aspirations with evolving community needs. The community foundation has provided more than $50 million in grants and scholarships to the communities it serves. During its 2011 fiscal year, SWFLCF granted more than $3 million to more than 100 different organizations supporting education, animal welfare, arts and human services. For more information, visit the Community Foundations website at www.floridacommunity.com or call 274-5900. Joe Mazurkiewicz with his portrait by Gale Bennett Joe Mazurkiewicz, Arlene Knox and Arden McCurdy Lailai Hamric, Myra Walters, Lou Pontius and Brenda Tate Cello Bennett and Ellen Sheppard Anne Douglas and Tina Parker Tara Molloy and Jacke McCurdy John Sheppard and Richard Prescott Sarah Owen, Howard Leland and Dawn-Marie Driscoll Junior League Member SocialsThe Junior League of Fort Myers (JLFM) announces its upcoming summer New Member Information Socials. Women over the age of 21 who are interested in learning more about the league can select from the following dates and locations: Saturday, July 28, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Edison Restaurant, 3583 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers. Wednesday, August 1, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Bell Tower Shops, Suite 251 (former J. Jill store), 13499 S. Cleveland Avenue, Fort Myers. RSVP at www.jlfm.org, or by emailing newmember@jlfm.org or by calling the office at 277-1197.


Churches/ TemplesALL FAITHS UNITARIAN CONGREGATION Member of UUA 2756 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers Six blocks south of the Edison/Ford Winter Estates; 2 miles N of Colonial Boulevard Minister: Reverend Dr. Wayne Robinson Sunday services: 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. Kids Intangible Gifts sessions, kindergarten through sixth grade Unitarian Summer: 11 a.m. Tapestry of Faith Programs, child care provided Adult workshops: 9:30 a.m. Faith Like a River: Themes from UU History. 226-0900, Email: allfaithsuc@embarqmail. com, Website: www.allfaiths-uc.org ALL SAINTS BYZANTINE RITE CATHOLIC CHURCH 10291 Bayshore Rd., N. Fort Myers Divine Liturgy is on Sun. at 10:30 a.m.; Rosary begins at 10 a.m. Lenten services (Presancti ed Liturgy) will be on Wed. evenings at 6 p.m. starting on Feb. 22. Administrator is Very Rev. Peter Lickman, ph. 305-651-0991. We are a Church of the Eastern Catholic or Byzantine Rite, 1.5 mi. east of Int. 75. ANNUNCIATION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH 8210 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers Reverend Fr. Athanasios Michalos Orthros Service Sunday 9 a.m. Divine Liturgy Sunday 10 a.m. Fellowship Programs, Greek School, Sunday School, Community Night 239-481-2099 BETH SHILOH MESSIANIC SYNAGOGUE 15675 McGregor Boulevard, 437-3171 Rabbi: Judah Hungerman Friday Service, 8 p.m., Saturday Service, 11 a.m. Shabbat School Saturday Morning, Adult Hebrew Classes. Call for information on full program. BREAD OF LIFE MINISTRIES CHURCH OF GOD 16581 McGregor Boulevard, 267-3166 Just past the Tanger Outlet Mall Pastor: Barry Lentz, 281-3063 Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study, 7 p.m. CHAPEL OF CYPRESS COVE 10200 Cypress Cove Circle Fort Myers 239-850-3943, Located at Cypress Cove Retirement Center on HealthPark Campus An ecumenical non-denominational community of believers. Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study, 7 p.m. Reverendt Ted Althouse, Pastor revtedalthouse@aol.com CHURCH OF THE CROSS: 13500 Freshman Lane; 768-2188 Pastors: Jeff Moran and Michael Bulter; A nondenominational church emphasizing a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Sunday Service: 9 a.m. Contemporary 10:45 a.m. Traditional. COVENANT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 2439 McGregor Boulevard, 334-8937 Rev. Dr. Jeffrey DeYoe, Senior Pastor Reverend David Dietzel, Pastor Emeritus. Traditional Sunday service 10 a.m. Nursery available CYPRESS LAKE BAPTIST CHURCH 8400 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 481-5442 Randy A. Alston, Reverend. Sunday Services: Bible study, 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship, 11 a.m., Evening Worship, 7 p.m., Wednesday Prayer Meeting, 6:30 p.m. CYPRESS LAKE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 8260 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 481-3233; Clint Cottrell, pastor Sunday services: 8 and 11 a.m. Traditional; 9:30 a.m. Contemporary; 9:45 a.m. Childrens Church K4J Kids for Jesus CYPRESS LAKE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 8570 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 482-1250 8 and 11 a.m. Sunday Traditional Service 9:30 a.m. Praise Service Sunday School all times FAITH FELLOWSHIP WORLD OUTREACH MINISTRIES 6111 South Pointe Boulevard, Fort Myers, 278-3638. Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Voice of Faith, WCRN 13.50 AM Radio, Sunday, 1:30 p.m.; Thursday Service, 7:30 p.m.; Friday Youth Service, 7:30 p.m. Nursery care for pre-school children and Childrens Church for ages 5-12 available at each service. FAITH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 15690 McGregor Boulevard Fort Myers, 482-2030 Pastor: David Stauffer. Traditional services 8:45 a.m.; Contemporary, 10:30 a.m. Go south on McGregor Boulevard. The church is mile past the intersection of Gladiolus and San Carlos Boulevard on the way to Sanibel. FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST 2390 West First Street, next door to Edison Estates. Sunday Morning Service and Sunday School, 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday Evening Testimony Meeting, 7:30 p.m. Child care provided at all services. Visit our Reading Room for quiet study at: 2281 W. First Street, River District www.spirituality.com and www.christianscience.com FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 13545 American Colony Boulevard off Daniels Parkway in the Colony, Fort Myers, 936-2511 Pastor: Reverend Joey Brummett Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Family Night, 7 p.m. FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH in the Downtown Fort Myers River District 2466 First Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901 239-332-1152, www.fumcftmyers.org Sunday: 9 a.m. Contemporary Worship 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Coffee Fellowship 10:30 a.m. Traditional Worship 5 p.m. Youth Program 7 p.m. Spanish Worship FORT MYERS CHRISTIAN CHURCH (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST) A STEPHEN MINISTRIES CONGREGATION 5916 Winkler Road, Fort Myers, 437-4330 Reverend Mark Condrey, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Church School: 9:15 a.m. FORT MYERS CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST: 8210 College Parkway, Fort Myers, 482-3133. Philip White, pastor Morning Worship: 10 a.m. Church School: 10:15 a.m. Adult Forum: 11:30 a.m. HOLY THEOTOKOS MONASTERY 111 Evergreen Road, North Fort Myers, 997-2846 Eastern Orthodox mens monastery. Liturgical services conducted in the English, Greek and Church Slavonic languages, following the Julian (Old) Calendar. Liturgical Services: Sundays and Holy Days: The Third and Sixth Hours at 8:30 a.m.; Divine Liturgy at 9 a.m. IONA-HOPE EPISCOPAL CONGREGATION 9650 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers 454-4778 The Reverend Dr. John S. Adler, pastor. Weekly services: Saturday 5 p.m., Eucharist with Healing Sunday 8 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite One; 9:30 a.m., Family Eucharist with Healing and Church School Tuesday 9:30 a.m., Morning Prayer (in Spanish); Wednesday 9:30 a.m., Eucharist with Healing. Child care available at Saturday 5 p.m. and Sunday 9:30 a.m. services. JESUS THE WORKER CATHOLIC CHURCH: 881 Nuna Avenue, Fort Myers, 481-1143 Masses Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 8 and 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. KINGDOM LIFE CHURCH 2154 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, 218-8343 Pastor Randy and Anita Thurman 10:30 a.m. Sunday Service All are welcome. LAMB OF GOD LUTHERAN/EPISCOPAL CHURCH Corner Cypress View Drive and Koreshan Boulevard, Three Oaks area, Fort Myers, 267-3525 Walter Fohs, pastor; Becky RobbinsPenniman, associate pastor Sunday worship services: 8 a.m. Early Grace Traditional 9 a.m. Awesome Grace Contemporary 10:30 a.m. Classic Grace Traditional 8:45 & 10 a.m. Sunday School Gods Group MESSIAH REFORMED CHURCH Worship Gathering Sunday 10 a.m. Pastor Alan Bondar Fort Myers Villas Civic Association Bldg. 2306 Sunrise Blvd. Fort Myers, 220-8519 website: messiahreformed.com 6:30 p.m Wednesday Bible Study noon Sunday Fellowship Lunch Monthly Teen Events see website for podcasts, special events, ministries, calendar, blogs, etc. NEW BEGINNINGS CENTER New Home Church, 8505 Jenny Cae Lane, North Fort Myers, 239-656-0416 Weekly Friday Meeting Meet & Greet: 6:30 p.m. Kingdom Teaching: 7 p.m. Fellowship and refreshments after service. nbcministry@embarqmail.com, www.facebook. com/nbcministry. Alex & Patricia Wiggins, Ministers NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH OF FORT MYERS 16120 San Carlos Boulevard, Unit 10 239-985-8503 9:45 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 11 a.m Sunday Morning Worship. 7 p.m. Wednesday Evening Bible Study NEW HOPE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 3825 McGregor Boulevard. Fort Myers Pastors: Stu Austin and Howard Biddulph 8 & 9:30 a.m. Traditional Worship 11 a.m. Contemporary Worship 8, 9:30 & 11 a.m. Sunday School Youth and Childrens programming runs concurrent to Sunday services. Nursery care provided at all services 274-1230. For more information visit: www.newhopefortmyers.org PEACE COMMUNITY CHURCH Meets at Ft. Myers Beach Masonic Lodge 17625 Pine Ridge Road, Fort Myers Beach 267-7400. Pastors Bruce Merton, Gail & RC Fleeman Adult Discussion Classes: 9-10 AM Countdown to Worship (praise music): 10:10 AM Amazing Grace Worship: 10:30 AM Phone 267-7400 Fax 267-7407 Web site: peacecommunitychurch.com e-mail: peace1265@aol.com PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH Saturday, Worship 5 p.m. Sunday, Worship8 and 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays during Lent soup dinner at 5:30 p.m., Compline Service at 7 p.m. Peace is a member of the ELCA. We celebrate weekly communion with traditional liturgy, organ and choir. 15840 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, 437-2599, www.peaceftmyers.com, peace@peaceftmyers.com REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH 3950 Winkler Ext., Fort Myers, 274-0143 8:15 and 10:15 a.m. Sunday Services Daily early learning center/day care RIVER OF LIFE ASSEMBLY OF GOD 21580 River Ranch Rd, Estero 239-495-0400 Senior Pastor: Todd Weston 8 and 9:45 a.m Services; 11:30 a.m. Legacy Service, multi-generational SAMUDRABADRA BUDDHIST CENTER Meditation classes. All are welcome. Guided meditations offering many methods for relaxing the body and focusing the mind on virtuous objects to bring increasing peace and happiness into daily activity. For information, class times and locations call 567-9739 or visit www. MeditationInFortMyers.org. SOUTHWEST BAPTIST CHURCH 16940 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, 454-3336 Robert G. Kasten, Pastor Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m. Nursery available 9:45 a.m. Sunday School for all ages Junior Church grades one to five Wee Church Pre-K to K Evening Service 6 p.m. Wednsday Service 6 p.m. ST. COLUMBKILLE CATHOLIC CHURCH 12171 Iona Road, Fort Myers, off McGregor and north of Gladiolus. 489-3973 Father Joseph Clifford. Weekly masses: Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. Weekend masses: Saturday 3 and 5 p.m.; Sunday: 7, 9,11, and 5:30 p.m. Reconciliation is available at the church on Saturdays at noon and by appointment SAINT JOHN THE APOSTLE METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCH 3049 Mcgregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, 344-0012 Pastor Reverend Steve Filizzi An Affirming & Inclusive Congregation Sunday Services, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Mid-Week Service, Wednesday 6:30 p.m. ST. MICHAEL LUTHERAN CHURCH & SCHOOL (LCMS) 3595 Broadway, Fort Myers 239-939-4711, www.smlcs.org Wednesday Fellowship: 5:30 p.m. Dinner $5, 6:15 p.m. bible studies Worship: Saturday, 5:30 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. with 9:15 a.m. adult and childrens Bible Study, plus marriage enrichment studies. Divorce Care on Thursdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. During Lent: Wednesday worship noon and 6:15 p.m. TEMPLE BETHEL SYNAGOGUE 16225 Winkler Rd. 433-0018. Rabbi Jeremy Barras E-mail: rabbi.barras@templebethel.com Cantorial soloist: Lawrence Dermer Temple educator: Dale Cohen, MaEd, RJE Shabbat Services, Friday, 7:30 p.m. Torah Study, Saturday, 9:15 a.m. Religious Education; Sunday School and Midweek classes, Preschool Classes, Monday through Friday Web site: www.templebethel.com Affiliated: Union for Reform Judaism TEMPLE JUDEA (CONSERVATIVE) 14486 A&W Bulb Road, Fort Myers, 433-0201, Rabbi: Rabbi Elyssa Auster President: Keith Grossman Minyan: Monday & Thursday at 9 a.m. Services: Friday night at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday morning at 9 a.m. Religious School Sunday morning Web site: www.tjswfl.org Preschool director: JoAnn Goldman email templejudeapreschool@gmail.com 433-0201, Web site: www.tjswfl.orgcontinued on page 11THE RIVER JULY 27, 201210


11 THE RIVER JULY 27, 2012 From page 10Churches/TemplesAffiliated: United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism THE CHABAD LUBAVITCH OF SW FLORIDA ORTHODOX 5620 Winkler Road, Fort Myers Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz 433-7708, E-mail: rabbi@chabadswf.org Web site: www.chabadswf.org Services: Friday 6:30 p.m.; Saturday Kabbalah class 9 a.m.; Shacharit 10 a.m.; Kiddush at noon Minyan: Monday and Thursday 7 a.m. THE NEW CHURCH The New Church of SWFL is located 10811 Sunset Plaza Circ. #401, behind Zoomers. Rev. Gabriella Cahaley officiates worship services on Sundays at 11 a.m. during the season. Other worship events are held on the beach in Fort Myers Beach. See our webpage http://www.newchurchflorida.com/ or call for more information 239-481-5535. THOMAS A. EDISON CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH 1619 Llewellyn Drive Fort Myers Just off McGregor across from the Edison/ Ford Winter Estates 334-4978 Senior Minister: Douglas Kelchner Traditional Worship Sundays 10:15 a.m. Website: www.taecc.com UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH FORT MYERS 13411 Shire Lane (off Daniels Parkway one mile west of I-75) Minister: The Reverend Allison Farnum Sunday services and religious education at 10:30 a.m. For information on all church events call 561-2700 or visit www.uucfm.org. UNITY OF BONITA SPRINGS Family Service 10 to 11 a.m. Healing Circle 11 a.m. Hospitality and Fellowship, 11 a.m. Inspiring lesson, uplifting and dynamic music, meditation in a loving environment. Service held at 28285 Imperial Street, Bonita Springs. Call 947-3100. WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 9065 Ligon Court, Fort Myers, across from HealthPark Hospital, 481-2125 Senior Pastor: Robert Brunson Sunday Service: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 11 a.m. Blended Worship www.westminsterfortmyers.org WORD OF LIFE CHURCH 2120 Collier Ave, Fort Myers, 274-8881; Services: Sunday 10 a.m.; Wednesday 7 p.m. Bishop Gaspar and Michele Anastasi ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH 7401 Winkler Road, Fort Myers, 481-4040, Interim Pastor Jim Eggert Pastor Peter Weeks Sunday Services: 8:30 a.m. Traditional; 10 a.m. Blended Traditional and Contemporary; 11:30 a.m. Contemporary. Childrens Sunday School, Adult /Teen Bible Classes, 10 a.m. BIG Backpack Event ReturnsThe Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida will present the 13th Annual Big Backpack Event, celebrating back-to-school and diversity in the community, on Sunday, July 29 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Harborside Event Center in downtown Fort Myers. For the past 12 years, the Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida has been hosting this popular community outreach event that has provided new backpacks and school supplies to more than 25,000 students since its inception. The event draws an estimated crowd of 15,000 people each year, which kicks off the new school year. Although the doors open to begin the event at 11 a.m., the line begins to form around the Harborside Event Center as early at 7 a.m. The first 2,500 students ages 5 to 12 will receive free backpacks, school supplies, eye screenings, haircuts and giveaways. Parents or guardians must bring their school age children in order to receive the free supplies. Families will also enjoy festivities that include face painting, an inflatable slide and bounce house, clowns and live multicultural entertainment on the main stage throughout the event. There is no fee for the event, and all families are welcome to come out and enjoy the fun festivities. Vendors, sponsors and donations are welcome. One hundred percent of all donations go directly to support students in need. Every $10 donation adopts a student in need and provides them with a new backpack and school supplies. Walmart Market 105, which consists of eight stores located in Fort Myers and Naples, has been a major supporter for the event this year. Walmart is donating supplies to fill 2300 backpacks including pencils, pens, crayons, notebooks, wide ruled paper, glue sticks, pencil sharpeners, and rulers, bottled water, great value breakfast bars and bananas. Their vision centers will also be donating free vision LOISMARY OLSONLoismary Hayes Olson was taken to her heavenly home July 19, 2012. She was born to the late George and Amanda Hayes January 28, 1920, in Carl Junction, Missouri. Loismary is survived by her son Joe Vilbig (Mary) of Fort Myers and daughters Victoria Garrison of Fort Myers and Nola Francis of Sanibel as well as six grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband George Olson and eight brothers and sisters. She raised her family in Aurora, Illinois and was active in real estate sales and management before moving to Sanibel in 1983 where she and her husband were avid shell collectors. A real people person, Loismary worked part time in her daughters gift shop, The Sandpiper of Sanibel, where she charmed visitors from all over the world with her delightful whistling and unforgettable smile. Her real legacy is the inspiration, humor, creativity, strength, wisdom and love she has given to the family and friends who treasure her so deeply. It is with gratitude, love and admiration that we bid her goodbye for now. A private family memorial gathering is planned. Those wishing to honor her memory may contribute to the Alzheimers Association at www.alz.org or 1-800-272-3900. OBITUARY screenings. The Walmart Foundation provided a grant of $2,500 to help provide additional supplies for the students. Other large sponsors include Pendas Law Firm and the Fort Myers Rotary Club. For more information, visit www.multiculturalcentre.org. Sweet Spirit Gospel QuartetLast Sunday In July ConcertOn Sunday, July 29 at 3 p.m., come to Peace Lutheran Church and enjoy the annual Last Sunday In July Concert, which will feature Sweet Spirit Gospel Quartet and Peace organist and choir director Richard D Jaeggi. The performance is also the Fifth Sunday Hymn Sing, so choose your favorites and join the fun. The concert will be followed by wine & cheese reception. Peace Lutheran Church is located at 15840 McGregor Blvd. in Fort Myers. For additional information, call 437-2599. To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


THE RIVER JULY 27, 201212 Watch Out For Fast Moving Summer Stormsby Capt. Matt MitchellNo matter what the weather forecast is, before you leave the dock, keeping your eye to the sky along with the radar this time of year is a must as a strong storm can pop up just about any time, day or night. Even while watching a storms direction on live-time radar on a SmartPhone, it can sometimes be hard to predict exactly what it will do. This proved very true for me this week as I had to hunker down and sit out a nasty cloudburst on Monday. What looked like a small, heavy thunderstorm that would skirt us to the north ended up blowing up right on top of us. There was nothing else to do but put on the rain gear and sit tight up against a somewhat sheltered mangrove shoreline until the strong wind gusts and rain slowed down enough that I could leave. Just before the storm soaked us, we had been watching one of the most impressive waterspouts I have seen in years and managed to snap a few pictures. The waterspout was gulfside but only a few miles away, and could be plainly seen from the bay side of the islands. Early this week started out with morning thunderstorms then switched back to the regular pattern of late afternoon/ evening thunderstorms. With afternoon thunderstorms a regular event all summer long, I try not to book afternoon trips this time of year. Besides the thunderstorms, a heat index of 100 degrees-plus most days makes being out during the hottest part of the day no fun. With good high water tides coming later in the day this week, the morning redfish fishing was tough, with a very small window to get it done. We did catch a few redfish but gave up on it quickly to move on to faster action. With lots of kids on my charters this week, I switched it up and went to the old standby: the seatrout. Catching 50-plus trout was easy to do most mornings. Also, finding feeding birds working glass minnows, you could quickly catch lots of ladyfish, Spanish mackerel and jacks. Often when fishing with children, its more about finding the non-stop action to keep them interested and busy than it is finding one or two quality redfish. Small pinfish, grunts and live shrimp rigged two to three feet under a popping cork caught trout after trout. Limits of 15-inch-plus keeper trout took a little bit more work, with only about one in 10 being a keeper. The biggest trout of the week on my boat was a 23-incher caught in near the powerlines in the sound. Gag grouper fishing in the sound was also pretty good action. Hitting bayside grouper honey holes on the half hour or so of the slack tide mid-morning resulted in many a lost battle with only shorts being pulled out. Often during slack tide periods, I will change gears and hit a few grouper spots while waiting on the tide to start moving again. In many places I fish for grouper, the tide moves so fast the bait will not stay where you want it or is in the strike zone for a very brief period of time. With no tide, live baitfish will stay against the structure until a grouper just cannot resist it any more. While fishing for grouper on one of my favorite channel markers in the northern sound, we had non-stop action for over an hour. Even switching up to 65-pound braid heavy spinning outfits, we got our butts handed to us. Dropping the biggest pinfish and grunts from the live well down to heavy bottom structure, we were smoked by the big grouper time after time. My clients did manage to pull out several fish in the 18to 21-inch range, but just could not seem to wrestle that keeper out from his jagged home. Even the tried and true technique of grabbing the spool and walking the fresh hooked fish down the gunnel did not seem to work. Fishing the sound is all about options and not wasting time on the water trying to catch a target species when it is not feeding or conditions are not right. When fishing gets tough, switch it up and try something else. Capt. Matt Mitchell has been fishing local waters since he moved to Sanibel in 1980. He now lives in St. James City and works as a back country fishing guide. If you have comments or questions email captmattmitchell@aol.com. Send Us Your Fish TalesThe River Weekly would like to hear from anglers about their catches. Send us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of catch, species and weight, and include photographs with identification. Drop them at the River Weekly, 1609 Hendry Street, Suite 15, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, or email to press@riverweekly.com. A waterspout spotted this week Eli Jolly, 7, with one of 32 counted fish he caught on a half-day trip with Capt. Matt Mitchell ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. 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13 THE RIVER JULY 27, 2012 CROW Case Of The Week: Osprey Releaseby Patricia MolloyAjuvenile osprey (Pandion haliaetus) arrived at CROW on June 26. It was found on the side of the road and was severely emaciated and dehydrated. The blood work performed by the clinic suggested that starvation was its primary problem. It is not unusual for juveniles to be poor hunters and have dificulty thriving after leaving their parents. Dr. Heather placed the patient on a feeding regiment consisting of high-calorie groceries, vitamins and fluid support. During its care at the clinic, it gained a remarkable 350 grams; approximately one-third of its initial body weight. Thanks to the generosity of the Jensen family, the patient was released at Jensens Marina on Captiva on July 20. It quickly exited its carrier and flew high above the marina while neighboring osprey could be heard calling to welcome the new resident. CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from the Gulf Coast of Florida. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to PO Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit: www.crowclinic. org. Photo was taken with a remotely-operated camera in order to clear its flight path The osprey during treatment at the clinic A Ad Ad Ad Ad ve nt ur e Cr Cr r Cr r u ui ui ui i se se se s s s K K Ki ds Pr og g g ra ra a a m m ms ms ms Where can you nd Family Fun this summer? M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k e e e e e e e e e e e e e Captiva Cruises y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r Family Fun destination to cruise the crystal clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico. d e s t i n a t i o n t o c r u i s e t h e c r y s t a l c l e a r w a t e r s o f t h e G u lf o f M e x i c o C all 239-4725 300FOR SOME HOLIDAY FUN! www.captivacruises.com Enjo y our kids cruisesFamily shing and manatee encounte r Cruise to Ca y o Costa Island-beauti f ul beach f or shelling & swimming Cruise to f unky Cabba g e Key f or a f amous cheesebur g er in paradise Enjoy an a ernoon dolphin watch cruise aboard the Lad y Chadwick and watch dolphins jump in the wake o f the boat. Full service bar on board Pick your Sunset Cruise: Sailin g Wildli f e, Live Musi c Sail aboard the funtastic Adventure sailin g catamaran La L L dy C ha dw w w w w ic ic ic ic ic k k k k k k k Sunset Fireworks Cruise Cruise on Lady Chadwick to watch the 4th of July reworks on Sanibel. uise on Lady Cha n Lady Cha 7pm to 10:30pm with the legendary Danny Morgan performing on board. 7pm to 10:30pm witgy witgy Call for reservations. Morgapg g Family Fishing Cruises on Friday Morning and AfternoonSaturday Sunset Serenade Cruise w/ Danny Morgan 7:30 9:00pm Cruise to Cayo Costa Island-beautiful beach for shelling & swimming Cruise to funky Cabbage Key for a famous cheeseburger in paradise Enjoy an afternoon dolphin watch cruise aboard the Lady Chadwick and watch dolphins jump in the wake of the boat. Full service bar on board. Pick your Sunset Cruise: Sailing, Wildlife, Live Music Sail aboard the funtastic Adventure sailing catamaran The osprey flies free


THE RIVER JULY 27, 201214 Plant SmartNarrowleaf Yellowtopby Gerri ReavesNarrowleaf yellowtop (Flaveria linearis) is a native wildflower that blooms throughout the year, but mainly in summer and fall. Whether you want bright yellow color, a nectar plant for native butterflies, skippers and bees, or an easy-to-grow plant, youll love this flower. In the wild, it grows in hammocks, pinelands, prairies, on roadsides and even on beaches. The word linearis in the Latin name refers to the narrow leaves, and flaveria derives from the Latin word for yellow. So intense is that color that some species of flaveria are used as dyes. Many tiny tubular florets make up the flat-topped upright flowerheads. The erect stems are many-branched and often reddish, and the evergreen leaves are two to four inches long. This member of the aster family reaches two to four feet, so its attractive in mass plantings, especially in color contrast to other wildflowers. Moderateto fast-growing, it adapts to various soils and has low nutritional needs, so its a good choice for natural low-maintenance garden. It grows best in full sun and is moderately drought and salt tolerant. Encourage flowering by pruning after blooming season. Propagate narrrowleaf yellowtop with seed, cuttings, by division or simply let it reseed. Take cuttings carefully, however, for some people report that the sap makes the skin sensitive to light and prone to blistering. Sources: Everglades Wildflowers by Roger L. Hammer, Native Florida Plants by Robert G. Haehle and Joan Brookwell, A Gardeners Guide to Floridas Native Plants by Rufino Osorio, fairchildgarden.org, and lee.ifas.ufl.edu. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. Narrowleaf yellowtops nectar attracts native butterflies, skippers, and bees photos by Gerri Reaves This native wildflower has narrow leaves and erect reddish stems Caring For Your PlantsRare Fruit Treesby Justen DobbsOur subtropical climate here in Southwest Florida is conducive to rapid growth for many species of rare fruit trees. My definition of a rare fruit is one that you wont find at your local Publix supermarket. Some rare fruits from other countries are high in nutrients and antioxidants and can be grown with ease here in the ground or in a pot. Other than the common Coconut palm, there are other palm trees that produce edible fruit. One of them is the Jelly palm (Butia capitata), which gets its name because you can make a delicious jelly out of its fruit. Or, you can eat its fruit right off the tree when dark orange. The last time I was in Las Vegas, I found a couple of Jelly palms with ripe fruit on Las Vegas Boulevard and decided to eat them right off the tree. Needless to say, there were plenty of bewildered onlookers. Another palm with edible fruit is the True date palm (Phoenix dactylifera or Medjool). The best dates come out of inland Southern California where the palms enjoy the mild, desert climate, but the dates produced here in Southwest Florida can also be eaten once they are fully ripe. Lychee Nut trees (Litchi chinensis) also grow well here and produce small, sweet fruits that can be enjoyed while in season. Star fruit trees ( Averrhoa carambola) can be found in some yards in Fort Myers. These trees get quite large and produce lots of long, yellow fruits about the size of a banana. The fruit is sweet and tangy. Our native Cocoplum (Chrysobalanus icaco) also produces edible fruits which are, of course, the shape and color of plums, albeit much smaller. I have not personally tried one of these yet, but our native Indian ancestors ate them. Another favorite of mine is the Tangelo tree, which is a hybrid between a tangerine tree and a pomelo. Tangelo fruit is a very juicy and sweet citrus that is in season here from November to April. If you havent tried one yet, I highly recommend it. Small trees can be purchased at most nurseries that carry citrus. As a general rule, dont eat any berries or fruits that you find around Southwest Florida unless you are absolutely sure what they are. There are people who collect rare fruit trees as a hobby, and if you are lucky enough to meet one of them, they can educate you further by giving you a tour of their garden. I have personally met a few and they are almost always very nice people who just want to share their love of nature. Dobbs is a landscape architect in south Florida specializing in custom, upscale landscapes. He can be reached at seabreezenurseries@gmail.com. From page 6General Election Update your signature Has your signature changed over the years? Make sure your voter status is current and upto-date. The staff at any Supervisor of Elections office can walk you through the necessary steps to update your signature. The League of Women Voters of Florida is strictly nonpartisan and never endorses a candidate or a political party. The League has been active in Florida for more than 72 years. More about the League of Women Voters, which welcomes both men and women, is available online at www.TheFloridaVoter.org. Fruit off a Jelly palm, a native to South America, is tasty and high in Vitamin C


15 THE RIVER JULY 27, 2012 The Unruly Gardener Millisa Bell Concludes Family Gardening Month At Alliance GreenMarketThe Unruly Gardener, also known as Millisa Bell, is an organic gardener and beekeeper. As a Florida native and IFAS certified master gardener, she has shared her passion for local food production with countless people through numerous speaking and teaching events over the years. She says there is nothing more worthwhile than devoting quality time to the food we eat. Bell describes herself as grateful to the farmers and self-sufficiency enthusiasts who inspire her every day, and thats exactly what she hopes to do for kids and their parents on Saturday, July 28 when she presents The Herb Garden during her Family Gardening Month presentation at the Alliance for the Arts GreenMarket. The lecture begins at 9:30 a.m. and will last approximately two hours. Kids and their parents can help create an organic herb garden onsite, with step by step direction from Bell. Shell discuss organic fertilizers and pest control options that make it possible to produce a steady supply of cooking and beneficial herbs all year round. Kids of all ages and their parents are welcome to join in the fun. Family Gardening Month is made possible with generous support of the Rotary Club of Fort Myers. For more information, contact Santiago De Choch at 939-2787 or greenmarket@artinlee.org. The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Millisa Bell, a master gardener and beekeeper, will discuss growing herbs on July 28FWC Wants To Hear From Anglers About Saltwater Fishing In FloridaIf you go saltwater fishing in this state, Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) researchers want to learn about your experiences and opinions through the new online Florida Saltwater Fishing Panel. Anyone with a valid Florida saltwater fishing license or Persons with Disabilities Resident Hunting & Fishing License, as well as exempt residents age 65 and older, can sign up to take part in the panel, which begins this summer. Registered panel members will be asked to complete one web-based survey per month for a one-year period. The surveys will each take approximately 10 to 15 minutes to complete. While most of each survey will focus on the anglers last saltwater fishing trip in Florida during the previous month, surveys may also include questions about current or proposed fishing regulations, licenses, conservation of fish stocks and management effectiveness. FWC researchers will use survey data to estimate the economic impact and value of saltwater fishing in Florida, to assess the importance of fish hatcheries, to estimate fishing effort and catch rates and to describe angler behavior. The FWC will take information gathered from panelists into consideration as part of management and policy-making decisions. Panel members will receive a coupon from West Marine for each monthly survey they complete. Participants will also have the opportunity to review summary results from the monthly surveys. More than 200,000 anglers who provided their email addresses when they purchased their licenses have already received emails asking them to register for the panel. Those licensed anglers who have not received an email can sign up at www. fwcsaltwaterfishingpanel.com, and by clicking Register for the Panel. Interested anglers must register by August 20 to receive the September survey. However, new members will be accepted throughout the duration of the panels operation. As the panel is fully web-based, a panel member must have Internet access and a current email address. VOTED BEST CHEFBEST OF THE ISLANDS AWARD FINE ITALIAN CUISINE IL TESORO RISTORANTEinspired by Island Fare in a bistro style C b t ntf r b Tb Gt Pt Wf FREE WI-FI Ft r b L-B Ft r b L-B751 Tarpon Bay Road Sanibel Island, FL 239-395-4022 Reservations Suggested www.iltesoro.net Now open in NYC, 82nd & 1st Ave.TASTE OF THE ISLANDS IRON CHEF WINNER 5-7pm Mimosas, Bellinis & Sangrias One for each person at the table (over 21 years of age) to toast for you at the table. The entire table can enjoy a complimentary toast with purchase of 2 or more entrees (cannot be used with any other promotion or coupon) Fresh ingredients, simplicity, love... the recipe for a treasured dining experience Chef/Owner AJ Black Bell with some of her plants


THE RIVER JULY 27, 201216 From page 1Caught In The Netacquainted in an online chat room. They decide to meet in person and Johns already hectic life shifts into high gear as he tries to keep his double life a secret. He enlists the help of his best friend Stanley, who invents multiple cover stories that grow until they get wildly out of control and then when Stanleys slightly crazy father arrives, things really get absurd. The role of John Smith will once again be played by Southwest Florida favorite Victor Legarreta and the role of one of his wives, Mary Smith, will again be played by his real life wife, Kelly Legarreta. Audiences may remember Victor from numerous main stage and Off Broadway Palm productions. Along with working here at Broadway Palm, Victor and Kelly were both very involved with the Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater on Sanibel, where they starred in numerous productions. Victor was also the artistic director for The Off Broadway Palm and the artistic producer for the Schoolhouse Theater for many years. Also in the cast is The Off Broadway Palms artistic producer Paul Bernier, local actors Christopher Brent, Rachael Endrizzi and Jenny Smith and newcomer Matt Reed. The Off Broadway Palm Theatre is an intimate 98-seat general admission theatre, located in the main lobby of Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. With no seat further than 25 feet away from the stage, you become part of the show. Performances of Caught In The Net are Wednesday through Sunday evenings, with selected matinees. Ticket prices range from $28 to $49, with group discounts available for parties of 20 or more. Tickets are now on sale and can be reserved by calling 278-4422, by visiting www.BroadwayPalm.com or by stopping by the box office at 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Scene from Caught In The Net Caught In The Net, now playing at the Off Broadway Palm TheatreFrom page 1The Lamers Familyfor 15 years, he got his architecture license. In the early 1980s, a friend and colleague who had started his own firm in Southwest Florida asked Mr. Lamers to join him. In 1984, Lamers moved to Florida to join his friend Chuck Schmitt at Schmitt Design Associates. The firm merged with Architectural Resources in 1990, also known as Barany, Schmitt and Weaver (BSW), and later BSSW. Daughter Shell Lamers Redfern is program manager for design studies at Southwest Florida College. She practices graphic design by day (in fact, she is the creative director of the Davis Art Center), and also creates beautiful paintings, drawings and photography. Son Mark Lamers has more of a mechanical bent and works as an accountant, but he also builds furniture and cabinetry and shines in the area of photography. Son Michael Paul has developed his harmonic web, which combines music, math and graphics on the computer, and hes also written a rock opera. Michaels daughter Mandalyn Paul writes music and poetry, sings, draws and paints. Michaels other daughter, Jennifer, sings, composes, and plays piano and guitar. Son Marty Lamers, who works as a search engine optimizer, is a musician and creative writer, plays piano and guitar, and sings. He will be providing background music at the opening. Son Kent Lamers has a degree in computer science with a focus on computer animation. He creates paintings, pastels and intaglio prints. Kevin, the youngest Lamers, is a builder and mill worker as well as a furniture designer. Kevins wife Angi, an interior designer, makes unique jewelry pieces. Kevin and Angis children, Macy and Sawyer, are also budding artists. Each member of the family will present works at the August show. There will be a vast variety of music and art, as well as delicious hors doeuvres and desserts by Mary Lamers, who is well-known for her cooking and baking. In addition, volunteers are needed for the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, to assist in the office and with regularly scheduled seasonal events. Contact Sally Joslyn at 333-1933 or sally.sbdac@gmail. com for more information. The Big, Bad Musical Coming To The FirehouseThe Firehouse Community Theatres Childrens Summer Theatre Program will present The Big, Bad Musical by Alec Strum and Bill Francoeur, being staged on August 10 and 11 at 7 p.m. and August 12 at 2 p.m. The Big Bad Wolf is being sued by a storybook of characters who want to get even: Little Red Riding Hood, her grandmother, the Three Little Pigs and the shepherd in charge of the Boy Who Cried Wolf. Join us to see our cast of characters in action! Tickets are $12 purchased in advance or $14 at the door until the show is sold out. To order tickets in advance, call 863-675-3066 or send an email to firehousecommunitytheatre.com. The Firehouse Community Theatre is located at 241 North Bridge Street in LaBelle. For more information, visit www.firehousecommunitytheatre.com. The cast of The Big, Bad Musical looks on as director Deb Kik helps Sevyn Shock on her lines Our email address is press@riverweekly.com


17 THE RIVER JULY 27, 2012 New Play Contest Winner At Theatre Conspiracyby Di SaggauLoyal fans of Theatre Conspiracy were in attendance last Saturday evening for one of their favorite social events, the third annual New Play Contest fundraiser. It was held at the Foulds Theatre in Fort Myers and featured a pre-show reception with delicious food, wine, drink and merriment. This is actually the 14th annual New Play Contest held by Theatre Conspiracy. They had over 300 entries from across the United States and Canada. Following the reception, selected readings from the top three plays were held on stage. Nine actors took part in the readings, playing various characters from The Language of Flowers, The Tower of Magic, and a new adaptation of The Picture of Dorian Grey Artistic Director Bill Taylor narrated the various scenes and actions in the plays. Following the readings, ballots were handed out to everyone in the audience to vote for their favorite play. The winner, The Tower of Magic, is about a young woman who has kept her engagement from her family a secret. She has come home to make the problematic announcement, but finds herself stymied when she realizes that her fiance will be a huge disappointment to her family. The Tower of Magic will be performed in October. Taylor also announced the partial 2012-2013 schedule for Theatre Conspiracy which includes: August, The Art of Murder; September The Nerd; and January, Intimate Exchanges. The November show, Beckys New Car, will be held at The BIG ARTS Strauss Theater on Sanibel. Cathy Incardona, Karen and Brian Goldberg, Michael McNally Helen Dixon and Chuck Grinnell Chris Bethuy and Lucy Harris Ed Sindelar and Dixie Lee Ball Jordan Axelrod and Tommie Schott Rose and Paul BeaulieuGrand Floridian Society Orchestra At Shell Points Summer Concert SeriesShell Point Retirement Community welcomes the Grand Floridian Society Orchestra as part of its third annual Summer Music Series. This concert will take place on Monday, July 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the Village Church Auditorium on The Island at Shell Point. The Grand Floridian Society Orchestra is a popular attraction for visitors to Disney World, said Dawn Boren, director of resident life. The concert will offer the toetapping sounds of the Grand Floridian Society Orchestra and we know audience members will hear why Disney resort guests return year after year for this fantastic group of performers. Coming from Walt Disney Worlds Grand Floridian Resort is the ever popular Grand Floridian Society Orchestra, under the leadership of Mr. Pat Doyle. This orchestra features some of the countrys finest musicians who have been entertaining guests for the past 25 years. Tickets are currently on sale, priced at $15 each. To purchase tickets, visit www. shellpoint.org/concerts. For additional information about the concert series, call 4542067. The Grand Floridian Orchestra 1101 Periwinkle Way #105, Sanibel, FL 239-472-0044 www.engelvoelkers.com/Sanibel ENGEL & VLKERSFor Showings please call Isabella Rasi: 239-246-4716 South Seas ResortExquisite 2BR/2BA at Lands End. Waterviews from every room. Brand new contemporary interior.$1,299,000 www.southseasresortlandsend1637.com East End Retail CenterNewly renovated retail center with high visibility on Periwinkle toward Lighthouse beach. $1,399,000


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The New Markets Tax Credits investment is a critical funding piece in making The Heights Center a reality, said Kathryn Kelly, president and CEO of The Heights Center. To access the NMTCs, we had to bring significant equity to the project, and could not have done so without the generous support of our local donors. They have steadfastly supported and encouraged us even in the economic downturn. We are also grateful to our friends at CBO Financial who helped us arrange this transaction with efficiency, while providing tremendous support and guidance along the way. Lee County Commissioner Ray Judah added, The federal and state New Markets Tax Credits program helps spur economic opportunity and combat poverty. By helping complete construction on the Heights Center, these credits will have a profound and positive impact on our community. The New Markets Tax Credit program was established by Congress in 2000 with the goal of attracting new investment capital to disadvantaged communities. By making investments in Community Development Entities (CDEs) whose primary mission is providing capital for low income builders, investors are awarded allocations of tax credits which they can use to attract and raise capital for projects in low income communities by the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund through the Department of the Treasury. Upon receiving these allocations, CDEs partner with investors to raise needed capital and provide a sustained investment, that enables borrowers to improve low income communities by building homes, developing businesses, and bring much-needed services to these neighborhoods. Harlem Heights is a severely distressed community, with children living in poverty at twice the rate of the rest of Lee County. The Heights Foundation has worked for over a decade to come alongside Heights families and work with them by promoting education and opportunity through programs, outreach and advocacy. Their programs create a network of care and support that helps families create deep and long lasting change, thanks to partners like community organizations, churches, social service agencies and more. For more information about The Heights Foundation and The Heights Center, call 482.7706 or email info@ heightsfoundation.org. Odor Control ImprovementsThe City of Fort Myers has reached an important milestone in its $1.5 million Odor Control Improvement project for The South Advanced Wastewater Treatment Facility. The facility is located at 1618 South Drive in Fort Myers. At this point in the project, demolition will begin on the facilitys obsolete odor control equipment. During the period of July 23 to October 12, there will be steps taken by the contractor Mitchell & Stark Construction to minimize any odors which may affect the surrounding community. Through the use of masking agents, city staff will be taking steps to minimize any such odor breakthrough. Once the new equipment has been started up and balanced, the facility and surrounding community should see major relief from any odor control issues. As part of their ongoing commitment to being a good neighbor, the City of Fort Myers thanks the community for their cooperation during this time. Lee County Commissioner Ray Judah with Heights Center president and CEO Kathryn Kelly at the recent celebration of the final phase of construction of the Cultural Arts and Community Center Beach Businesses Support U.S. Coast Guard August 4 commemorates the founding of the United States Coast Guard, originally called the Revenue Marine. The Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and its members will show their support for the local coast guard station on San Carlos Island in celebration of Coast Guard Day by displaying signs that recognize the day and the service the coast guard provides to the beach and surrounding communities. In 1790, Congress, guided by then Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton, authorized the building of a fleet of the first 10 Revenue Service cutters. Their responsibility would be enforcement of the first tariff laws enacted by Congress under the U.S. Constitution. Since its founding, the role of the coast guard has expanded as one of the nations five military services, which exist to defend and preserve the United States. They protect the personal safety and security of citizens; the marine transportation system and infrastructure; natural and economic resources; and the territorial integrity of the nation from both internal and external threats, natural and man-made. The coast guard is a multi-mission, maritime service offering a unique blend of military, law enforcement, humanitarian, regulatory, and diplomatic capabilities. These capabilities underpin three broad roles of maritime safety, maritime security, and maritime stewardship. Small Boat Station Fort Myers Beach originally operated from a houseboat. In January 1980, it moved into its present building where servicemen and women work to protect the waters from the Everglades to Charlotte Harbor. They are called upon every day to assist distressed boaters, enforcing the nations laws and treaties while guarding the coastline. The Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce is grateful for the work done by our local coast guard station, said Bud Nocera, president of the chamber. All local businesses are being asked to help commemorate Coast Guard Day in recognition and appreciation to the local serviceman and women who help protect our shores. The Greater Fort Myers Beach Area 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 call 454-7500 or visit FortMyersBeachChamber.org. Fort Myers Beach Coast Guard Station photo by Daniel Eaton, USCGAUX Public Affairs Read us online at IslandSunNews.comTHE RIVER JULY 27, 201218


19 THE RIVER JULY 27, 2012 Florida Vegetable Nachos 2 cups low fat refried beans 1 cup broccoli, chopped small 1 cup radishes, chopped small 1 cup squash, chopped small 2 cups shredded pepper jack cheese 1/4 cup fresh scallions, chopped small 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped Tortilla chips Spread refried beans at the bottom of a baking dish and sprinkle chopped broccoli, radishes and squash on the oven at 300 degrees F for 7 minutes. Remove baking dish from the oven and add cheese and tortilla chips on top and bake in the oven for 3 minutes more. After removing the baking dish from the oven, sprinkle nachos with scallions and cilantro. Add low-fat sour cream, fresh salsa and guacamole on the side. Serve immediately. Yields two to four servings Florida Vegetable Nachos Captiva Tri Only Seven Weeks AwayWhen it comes to triathlons (or many sport activities), many experienced racers will tell you The first is the worst. Breaking old habits, adopting new training patterns and getting yourself prepared to do something outside your usual comfort zone can be a daunting challenge. Yet more and more people each year accept that challenge and tackle their first triathlon as is clear when you note that multisport events such as triathlons are one of the fastest growing athletic events around. What makes triathlons a more approachable endeavor? Theyre achievable. Broken down into their three components, a sprint-length triathlon such as the Galloway Captiva Triathlon which consists of a quarter-mile swim, a 10-mile bike and a 5K run is something with reach for all levels of fitness. Theyre accessible. The proliferation of multisport events means theres one to fit almost every calendar and locale. The longer-distance events may take a little more work, but its easy to find a sprint tri nearby especially in a warm clime such as Southwest Florida. Theyre affordable. While triathletes can (and do) spend lots to be properly equipped for their sport, all it really takes is a swimsuit and goggles, a bike and helmet, and a pair of running shoes and the will to use them, of course. Think you want to try out a tri? A lot of first-timers in Southwest Florida have signed on for the Galloway Captiva Tri (which will be held on Sunday, September 16 at South Seas Island Resort on Captiva Island). Weve asked a few of them why they decided to tackle a tri: I am doing the race to get in shape and lose weight. Ive already lost 30 lbs. through diet and exercise and I have a lot more to go, but this triathlon is on my bucket list and Im looking forward to the challenge. Lisa Diamond Stein, Fort Myers In 2007, I was diagnosed with sarcoma cancer in the left biceps and it eventually went to the lungs. After radiation and chemotherapy all is fine, and I then decided to get in shape losing 45 pounds with diet and the P90X exercise routine. I decided to try the Galloway Triathlon to give me a change of pace on training for fitness and achieve a personal satisfying goal of physical accomplishment. Greg Vogler, Sanibel and Chicago, Illinois My son and I will be doing this race for the first time. My son is 7 and I am (not). We both love sports but this is the first time that we can do an event together, as many marathons and triathlons do not consider children. They are the future of the sport and they need great, fun events like this to get off the couch and discover the pleasure of working with their bodies. Kimberly Blake-Roth, Miami Beach When you register for the Galloway Captiva Tri, youll also start receiving bi-weekly coaching tips from USA Triathlon Level 2 Coach Angie Ferguson, president of Geared Up, the official coaching sponsor. Ferguson brings years of experience as both a multisport coach and a seasoned triathlete (including 18 Ironmans) to her training advice. She will also be conducting on-site clinics before the race to help both novices and seasoned athletes get their bearings. Want to make your kids part of the fun? Theres a race for them, too. The Childrens Tri will be held on Saturday, September 15, with two different age groups (ages 6 to 9 and 10 to 13) on a shorter course. For both adults and kids, the course is a great combination of beauty and safety. The open-water swim will have a full complement of lifeguards and public safety officials, and the bike portion of both events takes place on roads closed to other traffic. The Gulf-front run course is just flat-out gorgeous (along with being flat). Both adult and children athletes can find out more details and register online through the link at the events website, www.captivatri.org. The entire family can make the Galloway Captiva Triathlon a family, fun and fitness weekend at South Seas Island Resort. The title sponsor is the Galloway family of dealerships, Southwest Florida pre-eminent auto outlets who also sponsored last years inaugural event. Event sponsor for the adult race is the Zehr Center for Orthopaedics, and Jason Gunter P.A. is sponsor for the childrens event. Community Cooperative Ministries, Inc. (CCMI) is the benefitting charity for the race, as it was last year. A portion of the proceeds raised at the event will go towards supporting CCMIs School Backpack Program, providing emergency food more than 2,000 local children each school year. For additional information, go to www.captivatri.org or find them on Facebook by searching for Captiva Tri. 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 LIFETIME WARRANTY LIFETIME WARRANTYShare your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER JULY 27, 201220 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, I need some ideas to keep working on writing skills with my children this summer. I know that writing is a big issue at school and I want them to do well. They are pre-teens and in middle school. Joanna B., Sanibel Joanna, I applaud you for wanting to work on writing skills with your children. Most kids dont use their writing skills during the summer vacation without being given specific assignments to complete. The way to improve writing skills is through practice. Your kids might enjoy writing even more during the summer without the pressure of testing and grading. Writing provides children (and adults) an opportunity to express their unique thoughts, opinions and emotions. Anindita Basu Sempere, executive director of TheWritingFaculty.com, recently suggested some great ideas to keep kids writing during the summer months. Journaling and blogging might work well for your children. With journaling, you might suggest that they pretend they are living in another country, or another galaxy to give this writing experience some creativity. Writing even one page a day will keep their skills intact. Blogging is so popular now and writing about a personal interest or an imagined adventure could be fun for them. You might suggest that your kids collaborate and write a play or adapt a favorite story. They could round up their friends and ultimately perform their work. Adding costumes, props, music and other dramatic elements to their production would be a great learning experience. A family writing experience could also be a lot of fun for everyone in the family. You as the mom would write an opening paragraph and a conclusion to a story and then let your kids fill in the rest. The kids could take turns writing paragraphs or they each could write their own. You might want to set some parameters about this story and just let their imaginations take over. Over the course of about a week, I think you would see a creative and interesting story emerge and enjoy a great family as well. Summer is also a great time to make sure that your childrens word processing/typing skills are satisfactory. There are lots of online word processing programs to use for instruction and practice. This is a great site for lots of free games to improve these skills: www.learninggamesforkids.com/keyboarding_games. html. Happy writing! Ms. Greggs is adjunct faculty at Edison State College where she teaches psychology and education courses. She is also Nationally Certified School Psychologist and consultant for School Consultation Services, a private educational consulting company. Questions for publication may be addressed to smgreggs@gmail.com. Not all questions submitted can be addressed through this publication. Hodges University Schedules Open Houses August 11Hodges University will host an open house at all three of their campus locations in Fort Myers, Naples and Immokalee. The events, set for Saturday, August 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., will include tours of each facility and will provide an opportunity for potential students to meet with admission coordinators and financial aid representatives. The Fort Myers campus is located at 4501 Colonial Boulevard near Winkler Extension. In Naples, the Naples campus is located on Northbrooke Drive, just off Immokalee Road at I-75, and the Immokalee Learning Site is located at 1170 Harvest Drive. The fall term will begin on September 6. Hodges University is comprised of four schools of study, including the Nichols School of Professional Studies, the Fisher School of Technology, the Johnson School of Business and a School of Allied Health. By offering flexible scheduling, accelerated degree programs, online and distant learning opportunities, and a range of services designed to help students achieve goals, Hodges University has emerged as a leading resource for students confronted with the responsibility of working full-time and raising families, and all while pursuing their education. For more information on available degree programs and enrollment procedures, call 513-1122 in Naples, 4820019 in Fort Myers, and 657-7710, or visit www.hodges.edu. Tomasek Named To Deans List Cornell Universitys David Tomasek, a resident of Cape Coral, was placed on the Deans List of the College of Arts and Sciences for Excellence in Scholarship for the spring 2012 semester. Edison Collegiate High School Tops In State ScoresAfter only two years in operation, Edison Collegiate High School Lee took top scholastic honors in the state. The collegiate high school earned an A grade and ranked in the top three percent of all Florida high schools based on its Assessment-Based Performance and Learning Gains of 678 points. Students achieved much higher than the 525 points required to earn an A grade. The school ranked 13 in the state based on these high scores. All of this was possible because students worked very hard under the direction of extremely dedicated teachers, said Dr. Brian Botts, principal of Edison Collegiate High School Lee. While the score and ranking is truly remarkable, the way it was earned is the real story, Botts said. ECHS Lee operates with an open enrollment policy, focuses on delivering interdisciplinary lessons of academic content with a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) focus, does no deliberate FCAT-prep activities, uses open source and free curriculum in lieu of many textbooks, and believes that enhancing critical thinking and communication skills are the best way to create independent learners, he said. The charter school, located on the Edison State College Campus, has 100 students in each grade. The upcoming freshman class, which begins on August 8, competed in a lottery against almost 300 students vying for a seat in the class. For more information about Edison Collegiate High School Lee. visit echslee.edison.edu/. Brian Botts Junior Achievement Of Southwest Florida Receives $1,000 DonationJunior Achievement of Southwest Florida has received a $1,000 donation from The Daniel R. and Anne M. Harper Foundation. The funding will enable the nonprofit organization to provide Junior Achievement classes to the entire fifthgrade level at Villas Elementary School. Thanks to the generosity of The Daniel R. and Anne M. Harper Foundation and our other foundations, corporate partners and volunteers, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida is able to offer hands-on, engaging programming that provides local students with the skills and confidence to successfully enter the workforce, said Anne Frazier, president and CEO of Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida. 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 provides in-school and afterschool 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, contact Anne Frazier at 225-2590 or info@jaswfl.org. The website is www.JASWFL.org. Blue Named To Deans ListDrew University student Matthew Blue, a resident of Fort Myers, was been named to the Deans List for the spring 2012 semester. Weber Named To Presidents ListSarah Weber, a resident of Fort Myers, was one of 246 students awarded for academic success at Howard Payne University during the spring 2012 semester. Weber was named to the Presidents List at the Brownwood, Texas school. From page 1Black & White Exhibitbe held on Friday, August 10 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Artwork in all mediums should be delivered to the Alliance campus wired, framed and ready to hang on Monday or Tuesday, August 7 or 8 during normal business hours (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Entries that have previously been shown at the Alliance, or that do not follow the theme, will not be accepted. Individual Alliance memberships are $50 annually and offer valuable benefits including additional exhibition opportunities and discounted entry fees. The artist prospectus is available at the Alliance for the Arts, located on the corner of Colonial and McGregor Blvd. in Fort Myers, online at www.ArtInLee.org or can be requested via mail by calling 9392787. The Black & White exhibit will run through September 1. In addition, artwork by Harley Young will be on display in the Members Gallery. Fran Noack will be in the theater lobby.


FGCU Hosts Second Annual Golf Tournament The Small Business Development Center at Florida Gulf Coast University and the Small Business Resource Network will host the 2nd Annual Golf Tournament on Friday, September 21 at the Old Corkscrew Golf Club, 17320 Corkscrew Road in Estero. Check-in is at 7:30 a.m. and tee-off at 8:30 a.m. The Small Business Resource Network (SBRN) helps businesses succeed by connecting them with experienced professionals, service providers and government agencies. The SBDC is a dynamic communitybased resource, which helps small business owners take advantage of new opportunities to grow their business through a diverse collection of programs and services. Cost for participants is $100 per player, which includes 18 holes of golf, a BBQ lunch, raffle prizes and more. The deadline to register is Tuesday, September 18. The event is sponsored by Smooth Swing Golf, Great Florida Insurance, Panther Printing and Grasmeier Business Services, LLC. Sponsorships are also available. To register or for more information, visit www.SBRN.org or call Lorna Kibbey at 745-3700. BUSTERS CAUSE! BUSTERS CAUSE!to bene t THE WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECTSaturday, August 25thBeachview Golf Course and Busters Sports Tavern (8:30 am shotgun 4-person scramble) (2-CL)Golf Tournamentfeaturing a 2013 Ford Mustang Convertible valued at $25,000, for a Hole-In-One, prizes on all four Par 3s, longest drive, closest to the pin, straightest drive, a Putting Contest & prizes for the Top Three Teams! $75 per person $300 per foursome (includes Pig Roast)SIGN UP NOWBusters Sports Tavern239-466-4144Beachview Golf Club239-472-2626Pig RoastFollowing the tournament, at Busters Sports Tavern, featuring Pulled Pork, BBQ Ribs, BBQ Chicken, Beef Ribs, Carved Beef Brisket, Corn on the Cob, Cowboy Beans, Potato Salad & Cole Slaw.Cost $12 per person All-U-Can-EatAnd to Round Out the Day Entertainment starting at 2:00 pm with Lady Ks Karaoke, then Barry Lawrence from 4:00-6:00 pm, Colton James from 6:00-8:00 pm and DJ Bubba from 8:00 pm-close, silent auction, bean bag toss, Gulf Shore Mustang Club, bikes, raf es & Much, Much, More! 1800 Boy Scout Drive Fort Myers, Florida (239) 936-2193 www.samgallowayford.com RAFFLES! RAFFLES! Silent Silent Auction! Auction! Could The Twins Aaron Hicks Follow In The Footsteps Of Puckett, Hunter And Span?by Ed FrankNo baseball team in recent history has been blessed with centerfield talent like the Minnesota Twins. There was Hall of Famer Kirby Puckett, then Torii Hunter and presently Denard Span. But soon there could be another multi-talented youngster named Aaron Hicks patrolling the Twins outfield with all the tools to rank right up there with Puckett, Hunter and Span. We wrote about Hicks back in 2008 when the Twins selected him as their first-round draft choice (14th overall pick). He had honed his skills in baseballs Urban Youth Academy in Los Angeles being the first to be a first-round pick out of that inner city training facility. Hicks actually considered professional golf as a career rather than baseball, and today still carries a very low handicap. His father, who played baseball in the San Diego Padres organization, encouraged his son toward golf as a teenager, but Aaron had other ideas. He became one of many beneficiaries of the Urban Youth Academy, an organization that provides free baseball instruction to Los Angeles youth. This experience paved the way for him to become a star at LAs Woodrow Wilson High School, where scouts soon noticed his talents. Now 23 years old, Hicks has progressed through the Twins Minor League system, playing last year for the Fort Myers Miracle where he batted .274 in 100 games. He was moved up this year to Double A New Britain, where Jim Rantz, the veteran director of the Twins Minor Leagues, said during spring training he expected a break-out year for the five-tool Hicks. Heres what Heather Cavaliere, a reporter for MLB.com, recently wrote about Hicks: The 6 2 185pound switch hitter has shown that he has all the tools. He can hit for average, has shown power, has speed and has turned in some highlight reel plays in the outfield. Its the last part (defense) in which Hicks takes the most pride. In one stretch of 13 games in July, he went 18-for-49 (.367) with two homers, four RBIs and three stolen bases. Hicks play is a significant factor why the New Britain Rock Cats are battling for first-place in the Eastern Division of the Eastern Baseball League. As this week began, Hicks was batting .276 over 90 games with nine home runs, 43 RBIs and an on base percentage of .372. He leads the team with 22 stolen bases. His Rock Cats were just three games out of first place with a 57-45 season record. Just as Hunter and Span played their early professional baseball years here in Fort Myers before reaching Major League stardom, dont be surprised if Hicks follows suit. Miracle Home At Hammond Stadium This Weekend The Fort Myers Miracle started this week with a second-half season record of 14-17 after a 4-6 record the last 10 games. Despite this sub-.500 mark, the Miracle was in fourth place in the Florida State League South Division and just four games out of first place. The team is home for four games this weekend, Thursday through Sunday, hosting Brevard County. The Thursday through Saturday games have 7:05 p.m. starts with the first pitch Sunday at 1:05 p.m. Following the weekend series, Fort Myers departs on a seven-game East Coast road trip to Daytona and St. Lucie. Aaron Hicks 21 THE RIVER JULY 27, 2012


THE RIVER JULY 27, 201222 Financial FocusMillennials In Good Position For Future Investmentby Jennifer BaseyIf you were born anywhere from 1982 to 2001, or within a few years of this range, you are considered a Millennial. As a member of this group, you share many things cultural references, familiarity with technology, attitudes toward work and family with others your age. And if youre one of the older Millennials, you and your peers have something else in common. Specifically, you have a good opportunity to launch investment strategies to help you save for the future.Why are you so well positioned to invest for the future? For one thing, its because you have so much of the future ahead of you. As an investor, time is your greatest ally, for a couple of reasons. First, the more years you have to invest, the greater the growth potential of your investments. And second, by investing for the long term, you can help reduce the impact of periods of short-term volatility on your portfolio.Furthermore, since you may be in the early stage of your career, you probably have yet to reach your maximum earnings and may be eligible to put in the full annual amount to a Roth IRA, one of the most effective retirement savings vehicles available. (Eligibility to contribute to a Roth IRA is phased out over a specific income range.) When you invest in a Roth IRA, your earnings have the opportunity to grow tax free, provided you dont start taking withdrawals until youre at least 59 1/2 and youve had your account for at least five years. Even if you do contribute to a Roth IRA, you can still participate in your employer-sponsored retirement plan, such as a 401(k) if you work for a company, a 457(b) if you work for a state or local government, or a 403(b) if you work for a school or other tax-exempt organization. And you should indeed contribute to your employers plan, because it offers some key benefits: Your earnings accumulate on a tax-deferred basis, and you typically fund your plan with pre-tax dollars. So the more you put in, the lower your taxable income. (Taxes are due upon withdrawal, and withdrawals prior to age 59 1/2 may be subject to a 10 percent IRS penalty.) The amount you can afford to put into your 401(k) or other employer-sponsored plan depends on your earnings and other circumstances but you should at least strive to contribute enough to earn your employers match, if one is offered. Otherwise, youll be walking away from free money. All the money you contribute to your plan is yours, but if you leave your job before a specified vesting period which often ranges from three to seven years you may not be able to keep all your employers contributions. Check your plans rules to see how this applies to you.Of course, since you, as a Millennial, are in the early stage of your working years, you may well be on the lookout for new job opportunities. But if you are close to being fully vested in your 401(k), you might consider waiting a few extra months or even a year to take a new job, so that you can leave with the money your employer has contributed. As a Millennial, youve got time on your side as you invest for the future. So make sure you take advantage of all the opportunities that come your way. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jennifer.basey@edwardjones.com. BB&T-Oswald Trippe Volunteers Make A Big Difference In Many LivesEmployees from BB&T-Oswald Trippe and Company recently participated in a United Way Day of Caring project with Abuse Counseling & Treatment, Meals Of Hope and Lifeline Family Center. The project was part of BB&Ts annual company-wide Lighthouse Project designed to provide employees with an opportunity to make a difference in their community through company supported and funded community service projects. During the first three years of the Lighthouse Project, BB&T employees rolled up their sleeves and donated more than 150,000 volunteer hours to local charities and helped improve the lives of more than 5 million people in 25 states. More than 45 team members kicked off the project by packaging 25,104 fortified meals of beans, rice, soy protein, vegetables, vitamins and minerals through Meals Of Hope, a nonprofit organization The Harry Chapin Food Bank helped distribute the food as part of the Summer Feeding Program for children. Their efforts come at a critical time while school is out and seventy percent of Lee County children participate in free or reduced meals. The volunteer work continued with Abuse Counseling & Treatment where over 16 company employees cleaned carpets, installed new shelving, detailed racks and displays throughout the Second ACT Thrift Store. Finally, team members provided much needed help and hope to support Lifeline Family Center. Goodie bags were given to each girl with personal hygiene items as well as items for their babies. Girls were treated to a movie night at the center complete with pizza, popcorn, throw pillow and couch pillow as a new television. $3,000 was donated to fund the in-house curriculum for 12 girls for one year of classroom materials. The people at BB&T-Oswald Trippe and Company are absolute heroes and have a long history of giving back to our community, said Cliff Smith, president, United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades. Jackie Zeh, Kate Gilbert and Geri Gangale of BB&T-Oswald Trippe at ACT Tony Ledbetter and Scott Gregory Development CityYear BuiltSquare FootageListing PriceSelling PriceDays on MarketCaptivaCaptiva1992 8,200 2,195,0002,195,000 34 Bonita BayBonita Springs2000 3,167 1,200,0001,100,000 118 Briarcliff Fort Myers2003 9,100 1,595,0001,000,000 204 Captiva Captiva1950 950 945,000850,000 1 Renaissance Fort Myers2007 3,174 849,905788,410 7 Palmira Golf And CCBonita Springs2001 2,603 779,000720,000 48 Wildcat Run Estero1990 3,300 689,000663,100 168The Colony at Pelican LandingBonita Springs2006 2,091 699,000650,000 283 Beachview Country ClubSanibel1982 2,782 644,000590,000 95 Bonita BayBonita Springs2007 2,210 599,000575,000 185Courtesy of Royal Shell Real EstateTop 10 Real Estate Sales


23 THE RIVER JULY 27, 2012 Dr. DaveHazards Of The Tradeby Dr. Dave HepburnHospitals and doctors offices are great places to go and pick up: a. neat drugs b. diseases c. injuries d. nurses e. all of the above A doctors office can be as dangerous as a bikini boutique in Baghdad. So please be aware of hazardous: Tongue depressors Though we, as kind and entertaining doctors, love to draw little faces on our used Popsicle sticks and give them to Junior, I wont soon forget the little guy who went out of the office and fell on the tongue depressor he had between his teeth. Suddenly, more than his tongue was depressed. Liquid nitrogen Colder than a naked Neanderthal nun in a Nunavut November, LN2 is meant to remove assorted skin bleebies from your hide and to perform cool, eerie smokespittin Halloween tricks. Remember hi skool physics class when Mr. Krywzczkrwzyrschky allowed you to dip a wire, a cord or one of Jimmy Wagstaffs appendages in it and then shatter it on the desk. Can still happen. Latex gloves In addition to wearing these to perform office orifice exams, etc., we often get asked by wee Wesley, Can you make a balloon face for me doctor. Sure. And if youre allergic to that latex glove, Wesley, I can make you into a balloon face. Again, no longer given out as treats. Sharps box Used needles, broken vials, Madonnas boustierres are usually out of reach of exploring fingers of those less than the sharpest kids and addicts. Pap drawers Toddler Tim likes to open this drawer and grab assorted exciting toys like the duck bill speculums and hockey stick swabs, followed by promptly shutting the drawer on his fingers. Doesnt typically say Ouch, mother, but rather screams bloody murder, causing mass hysteria out in the wailing room. Stirrups We have no palaminos. Need I say more? Previous patients Who knows what exotic, highly infectious disease the individual sitting in your chair in the wailing room or on the exam table had? Doc, I notice youre wearing a quarantine suit and a gas mask. Does that have anything to do with the guy who just left with one ear and a festering frothy fibula? But perhaps the most dangerous source in a doctors office is the doctor himself. Infections are spread person to person, and that includes the doctor who comes into your room and places a stethoscope on your torso, having minutes earlier pressed it up against an abscess of a patient dying of a highly infectious Eastern Moldavian tictyphepherpdenghivcholeraebolanitis type A. Doctors wear apparel with crevices that harbour all kinds of potential pathogens. This includes stethoscopes, SpongeBob cufflinks and neckties. Recently, a Florida company has actually developed an anti-microbial tie for doctors! A bearded colleague of mine used to actually scrub his beard in the kitchen sink after every second patient. Dont forget those pristine white coats with pockets typically teeming with bacteria, fungi, swabs, parking tickets, Regis Philbin photos, lunch leftovers and biopsy specimens, a virtual cesspool which has been fermenting for weeks. In fact, the less that doctors wear, the better. The British Medical Association has now asked doctors to remove functionless clothing items beginning with ties. I thought of trying out this concept by showing up in my thong Moose, but after a close call with the liquid nitrogen, I decided otherwise. True, doctors tend to wear the same white coat day after day without washing it, and yes, some never remove their tie except to restrain 6 year olds or snap it at a colleagues crotch in the surgeons dressing room. But I cant tell you how many times my white coat has acted as a shield against blood, spit, sneezes, sputum and vomit... some of it from patients. To say nothing of Alphagetti and Sloppy Joes and as a walking storage cabinet of assorted secret paraphernalia. So I have agreed to lose the ties (I hate to have my ascot up around my neck anyway), SpongeBob and I will shave daily and clean my stethoscope with alcohol, even though an intoxicated stethoscope is of little use to anyone except Foster Brooks. But Moose still comes out on Wednesdays. Like the column? Youll LOVE the book the Doctor is In(sane), available at Sanibel Island Bookshop. Contact Dr. Dave or read more at www.wisequacks. org. Support Group For Adult Children Of Alzheimers PersonsA support group specifically for adults who have a parent with Alzheimers disease or a related disorder will meet at the Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center, 12468 Brantley Commons Court in Fort Myers. Interested caregivers can attend on Tuesday, August 7 at 6:15 p.m. The focus of this support group meeting is issues, concerns, and questions adult children face as they provide care to a parent with memory loss or strive to learn more about Alzheimers disease. The group is open to all interested individuals at no charge.continued on page 25 deaRPharmacistNobody Likes Meby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Readers, I was slurping Pho at lunch, and blurted to Sam that nobody likes me. He said Why? You have faithful readers, constant letters expressing gratitude, your books are sold worldwide, your family loves you, even Dr. Oz and Mercola like you. Over the rice noodles, half joking, I said yeah, but... Pharmacists Some dont like me because I offer remedies from the wrong side of the counter. One acquaintance said, There arent any health benefits to herbs Suzy, thats why the FDA wont approve them. For $40, you can buy all of my books on Amazon.com and learn what they failed to teach us in six years of pharmacy school. Physicians Some dont like me because you (the patient) bring my columns in and question them. Most MDs dont research daily, finding its easier to tell patients Im wrong. Who pays the price for that? Sam is chuckling because soup is dripping down my chin. How are you supposed to eat soup with chopsticks anyway?! State organizations I speak at international conventions, to physicians, pharmacists and consumer groups, yet in 23 years, Ive never been invited by my own state pharmacy organization or university (of Florida... hint, hint). I assume they dont like me because Im too attracted to good nutrition, exercise and Mother Natures medicine cabinet. Im feeling feisty. Im pretty sure I accidentally spit on Sams napkin during that rant! Retail pharmacies I assume they dont like me because I slow down productivity when customers take up the pharmacists time up asking about this so-called drug mugging effect. Hey, if retail pharmacies bought one copy of Drug Muggers for each store, side effects would diminish greatly. If a pharmacy didnt stock a particular supplement, they could send you to the health food store. This reminds me of the movie, Miracle On 34th Street. Santa sent families to Gimbals because he didnt have a specific toy at Macys. Now thats integrity. Not to sound like Debbie Downer, but my list gets longer by the mouthful. The religious people at my front door. They didnt initially dislike me, only after they saw me peek through the window and scamper! The phone solicitor who I hung up on. My ex, whatever. Believe it or not, some vitamin makers dont like me, because I have the chutzpah to dish about artificial ingredients and fillers. Someone has to tell the truth! (Yes, they are the size of King Kong). Call me paranoid, but I think my waiters mad (despite my generous tip) because Im typing while I eat, andcontinued 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 adult children are asking me to do something that I think is unreasonable.Thirty years ago, my daughter-in-law was threatening to have a miscarriage. After being in and out of her bed for five weeks, I finally told her, I had exactly the same thing happen to me years ago, and my doctor said get up, that is natures way of terminating an abnormal pregnancy.My son and daughter-in-law were furious with me and they barely spoke to us for the next six months. She delivered a severely retarded child, but what I had said was never mentioned. My husband and I did our best to give support to this child. My sons business has transferred him to Asia for the next five years. They have asked me to care for their daughter in my home while they are out of the country. They want to be free of responsibility to enjoy his assignment. I am a widow now and enjoying my retirement. This is a responsibility I do not want and I feel they are expecting too much from a woman of my years. Am I being unreasonable? I would like your opinion. Eva Dear Eva, What is up with your family, Eva? What is your sons story? I cannot understand how or why a mother and father would want to give their daughter to other family members for five years so they can enjoy their trip free from responsibility. WOW! I am a true believer in family helping family. I am also a believer of family not taking advantage of family. So, if your son and daughter-in-law want to fly you to Asia on different occasions for you to assist with the care of their child, that sounds more responsible in my book. Pryce Dear Eva, Many adult children never seem to realize that their mother is at a different stage of her life and she wants something more than giving child care. You have done your best to help and now it is time continued on page 25


THE RIVER JULY 27, 201224 To increase blood donations and make giving more fun, Lee Mental Health and Southwest Florida Addiction Services (SWFAS) recently participated in the Second Annual Blood Drive Challenge to see which agencys employees would donate the most blood. Blood donations were collected at both agencies on July 12 by Lee Memorial Health System Bloodmobiles. The results are in, and SWFAS won the challenge with both a greater percentage of employees donating blood and a greater number of pints donated, too. SWFAS had 39 pints donated, while Lee Mental Health had 37 pints collected at their campuses. Between the two organizations, 76 pints of blood were donated in one day, which will impact up to 228 lives. To up the ante and encourage more employees to give, the agency CEOs agreed that the CEO of the agency that lost the challenge would shave his mustache. Lee Mental Health president and CEO David Winters followed through on the friendly wager and did indeed shave his mustache! Whats most gratifying is that employees at both agencies really stepped up this year and gave about 50 percent more this year than last, which will help even more people in our community, said SWFAS CEO Kevin B. Lewis. Both Lewis and Lee Mental Health Center president and CEO David Winters agreed that at the end of the day, its really about giving back to the community that gives so much every day to support mental health and substance abuse services. Our employees work every day to assist individuals and families in our community in many ways. Giving back to the community and being part of the solution is a way of life for our employees, and is another example of their investment in helping our friends and neighbors, Winters added. Its the second year in a row that SWFAS has won the challenge. In addition to retaining the title, SWFAS will keep the Blood Challenge trophy, which will rotate among each of its five Lee County offices during the next year. Lee Mental Health Center employees support the Second Annual Blood Drive ChallengeSWFAS Blood Drive Challenge Results In 50 Percent Increase In Donations SWFAS Transitional Living Center director Rosemary Boisvert gives blood Lee Mental Health Center CEO David Winters after shaving his mustache Mustache-less Lee Mental Health Center CEO David Winters offers his congratulations to SWFAS CEO Kevin B. Lewis SWFAS employees Becky Joldersma, Jabneel Torres and Dena Paniccia prepare to give bloodGarcia Center Expands Medical Service CareSanto Garcia, of The Garcia Center for Integrative Therapies and Functional Rehabilitation, has expanded his medical services to include a new basic health and wellness program for uninsured individuals and employers not offering employee health insurance. While The Garcia Center accepts most health insurance, it recognized the broader need within the community to make high quality, basic medical services available to those on fixed incomes and limited budgets who might otherwise go without care or go to an emergency room. A unique concept in the delivery of medical care, The Garcia Center centrally integrates care among many health services to ensure patients get the most appropriate care for their individual health and wellness needs. Clinic services include traditional medicine to physical and occupational therapies, orthopedic rehabilitation, and addressing chronic pain, autoimmune diseases, and neuromuscular and movement limitations, to more holistic services such as acupuncture and massage. Santo Garcia is an honors graduate of the University of St. Augustine for Life Sciences and has significant experience both as a healer and a patient, giving him uncommon insight into patients recovery needs. He is an author and international speaker, serves on the board of directors of the Guillain-Barr Syndrome/ Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (GBS/CIDP) Foundation International, and founded its Southwest Florida chapter. The Garcia Center is located at 9400 Gladiolus Drive, Suite 60 in Fort Myers. For more information, visit www.thegarciacenter.com or call 565-8300. Santo Garcia


25 THE RIVER JULY 27, 2012 From page 23Mom and Mefor you to have enjoyment. I think your family is asking too much. Your son and daughter-in-law have a number of options. They can arrange for their daughter to live in a group home with adults similar to herself, and you can visit frequently. They can take her with them and arrange for in-home help when they travel, or she can be placed in a sheltered environment in the country where they will be living. I would suggest that your son inquires at the Human Resources Department at the company where he works. Many of these companies have tremendous resources available and information for their employees who will be living abroad. Lizzie Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. Dr. Nicholson Joins Physicians Primary CareDr. Kimberly Nicholson has joined Physicians Primary Care of Southwest Florida. She practices pediatrics at the Fort Myers office, 9350 Camelot Drive, and the Cape Coral office, 1261 Viscaya Parkway, Suite 101. She is currently accepting new patients. Dr. Nicholson received her Doctor of Medicine degree from Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health in Columbus and served her residency at the Cleveland Clinic Childrens Hospital. Prior to joining PPC, Dr. Nicholson was an emergency room physician at Naples Community Hospital and the Cleveland Clinic Childrens Hospital. She also worked as an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. Dr. Nicholson is board-certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. For more information, visit www.ppcswfl.com. Kimberly Nicholson, M.D. Nurse Practitioners And Advocates Honored During ConferenceArlene T. Wright, MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC was selected as the 2012 State of Florida Nurse Practitioner Advocate. Wright, a nurse practitioner with Lee Memorial Health System, was recognized for her achievements in increasing awareness and acceptance of nurse practitioners. Nurse practitioners (NPs) and nurse practitioner advocates from around the state were honored during the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) 27th National Conference in Orlando June 20 to 24. The State Award for Nurse Practitioner Excellence, founded in 1991, recognizes a NP in a state who demonstrates excellence in practice, research, NP education, or community affairs. In 1993, the State Award for Nurse Practitioner Advocate was added to recognize the efforts of individuals who have made a significant contribution toward increasing the awareness and acceptance of the NP. For more information visit www.aanp.org. Powerful Tools For Caregivers SeriesLee Memorial Health System Older Adult Services, in collaboration with and funded by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and Senior Choices of Southwest Florida, will present Powerful Tools For Caregivers, an educational series designed to provide you with the tools you need to take care of yourself. Classes consist of six sessions held once a week. Two experienced class leaders conduct the series (many are experienced caregivers themselves who have successfully applied the techniques they teach). Interactive lessons, discussions and brainstorming will help you take the tools you choose and put them into action for your life. This program helps family caregivers reduce stress, improve self-confidence, communicate feelings better, balance their lives, increase their ability to make tough decisions and locate helpful resources. Participants will receive a book, The Caregiver Helpbook, developed specifically for the class. A donation of $25 to help defray the cost of the book is suggested, but not required to attend the class. Classes will be held at Zion Lutheran Church, 7401 Winkler Road in Fort Myers from August 3 to September 7. Sessions are held every Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information about respite care or to register, call 343-2751. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required. Arlene T. WrightGulf Coast Medical Center Ranked As One Of Floridas Best HospitalsGulf Coast Medical Center in Fort Myers has been included in the annual U.S. News & World Report rankings of best hospitals. The 349-bed hospital was named the 23rd best hospital in the state of Florida and listed as a high performer for the specialty area of nephrology for the South Florida region. GCMC has the only kidney transplant program in Southwest Florida. We are deeply pleased to be recognized as one of the best hospitals in the state and high performing in the specialty field of nephrology, said Josh DeTillio, chief administrative officer for Gulf Coast Medical Center. Its an enormous honor that recognizes the work of our staff, physicians and volunteers who contribute to the care of patients each day.This years best hospitals, the 23rd annual edition, showcases more than 720 of the nations roughly 5,000 hospitals. Fewer than 150 are nationally ranked in at least one of 16 medical specialties. The rest of the recognized hospitals met a standard of performance nearly as demanding in one or more specialties. The hospital rankings, said U.S. News health rankings editor Avery Comarow, are like a GPS-type aid to help steer patients to hospitals with strong skills in the procedures and medical conditions that present the biggest challenges. All of these hospitals are the kinds of medical centers that should be on your list when you need the best care, said Comarow. They are where other hospitals send the toughest cases. The rankings were published by U.S. News in collaboration with RTI International, a research organization based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Highlights of the 2012-13 rankings will appear in the U.S. News Best Hospitals 2013 Guidebook, to go on sale in August. The complete rankings and methodology are available at http://health.usnews. com/best-hospitals. Gulf Coast Medical Center in Fort Myers From page 23Alzheimers Support GroupMeetings are held each month on the first Tuesday at 6:15 p.m. The meetings are sponsored by the Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center. The Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center, a United Way partner agency, provides informational, educational, and supportive assistance to individuals with Alzheimers disease and related disorders and their caregivers. For more information, the Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center can be contacted at 437-3007. From page 23Nobody Likes Meoccupying his table. Dont like me? Take a number! I think Im a nice lady, you can ask um, eh... my mom. All kidding aside, I honestly do my best to serve others, my intentions are good, and I always pay it forward. Tonight, I think Ill throw myself a pity party on Facebook. Youre invited (www.facebook. com/suzycohenrph), but this means youll have to like me. LOL. 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.


PUZZLE ANSWERS My Stars FOR WEEK OF JULY 30, 2012ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A turn in a relationship upsets the amorous Arian, who is puzzled by Cupids romantic antics. Be patient and considerate. The confusion soon will sort itself out. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Its a good time for travel-loving Taureans to take off for fun-filled jaunts to new places. And dont be surprised if Cupid tags along for what could be a very eventful trip. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You appear to be of two minds about continuing a relationship that seems to be riding roughshod over your emotions. A frank talk could help you decide one way or the other. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Stepping back from a relationship problem provides a new perspective on how to deal with it. Meanwhile, watch your words. Something said in anger now could backfire later. LEO (July 23 to August 22) A changing situation makes the Big Cat uneasy. But hold on until things settle down around the 4th. Meanwhile, continue your good work on that still-unfinished project. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A decided improvement in a workplace situation results in an unexpected, but very welcome, added benefit for everyone. Personal relationships also improve. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Money matters remain a bit unsettled but soon will ease into the kind of stability you appreciate. Meanwhile, an expanding social life offers a chance to make new friends. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Use an unexpected roadblock in your monetary dealings to reassess your financial plans and make changes, if necessary. It soon will be smooth sailing again. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Aspects of love are strong for both single and paired Sagittarians. Professional dealings also thrive under the Sags clever handling of difficult situations. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Set a realistic goal and follow it through to completion. Remember: Youre more likely to impress the right people with one well-done job than with lots of jobs left undone. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) You like to plan ahead. Thats fine. But be prepared to make some changes because of an unsettled period that influences your aspects through the 4th. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A brief phase of instability affects your usual work cycle. Use the time to catch up on chores around the house or office. Things settle down soon after the 4th. BORN THIS WEEK: You love being the center of attention and probably would be a big success in show business. On July 31, 1715, a hurricane strikes the east coast of Florida, sinking 10 Spanish treasure ships carrying tons of gold and silver coins and killing nearly 1,000 people. About 80 percent of the treasures was recovered within a year, but the rest remained lost until the 1960s. On Aug. 5, 1858, the first telegraph line across the Atlantic Ocean is completed. Four British and American vessels met in mid-ocean and successfully laid 2,000 miles of cable, often at a depth of more than 2 miles. On Aug. 3, 1861, the last entry of Charles Dickens serialized novel Great Expectations is published. Dickens father was thrown in debtors prison in 1824, and 12-year-old Charles was sent to work in a factory. The miserable treatment of children and the institution of the debtors jail became topics of several of Dickens novels. On Aug. 2, 1876, Wild Bill Hickok, one of the greatest gunfighters of the American West, is murdered in Deadwood, S.D. Hickok was playing cards with his back to the saloon door when a young gunslinger named Jack McCall walked into the saloon, approached Hickok from behind, and shot him in the back of the head. On Aug. 4, 1944, Jewish German-born Anne Frank and her family, who had been hiding in German-occupied Holland, are found by the Gestapo and transported to various concentration camps. The young girls diary of her time in hiding was found after her death and published in 1947 as The Diary of Anne Frank. On July 30, 1976, American Bruce Jenner wins gold in the decathlon at the Montreal Olympics and sets a world record in the event. After his win, Jenner was voted the 1976 AP Male Athlete of the Year. The 1976 Olympics was his last decathlon. On Aug. 1, 1981, MTV, the Music Television network, makes its maiden broadcast with the words, Ladies and gentlemen, rock and roll. The roughly 80 different videos that made up that first weeks rotation on MTV probably represented nearly every promotional music video then available. It was German-American painter and lithographer Herm Albright who made the following sage observation: A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. Its well-known that there were shortages of many items during World War II -and caffeine was one. It was such a problem, in fact, that the chemists at Coca-Cola tried to find a substitute, even experimenting with a derivative of bat guano. The idea was nixed by an executive who was afraid of the public backlash if the truth ever came out. Just as a group of birds is called a flock, a group of frogs is called an army. Ever wonder why a barber pole has red and white stripes? Its a rather grisly tale. At one time barbers did more than cut hair; they sometimes performed marriages and baptisms, served as dentists and even performed surgery. When engaged in the medical work, any excess blood was soaked up by white towels, which were often hung up on a pole outside to dry. As the wind wrapped the towel around the pole, it created a design of red and white stripes. The 1982 film Gandhi, which was awarded eight Oscars, including the one for best picture, used a whopping 300,000 extras. Toilet paper was first introduced in the United States in 1857, but the idea didnt take off -the paper being offered was evidently too much like the paper in the Sears catalog, which is what most people used at the time. The most popular perfume in the world is Chanel No. 5. Always forgive your enemies, but never forget their names. -Robert Kennedy THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY DID YOU KNOW 1. MOVIES: What was Indiana Jones real first name in Steven Spielbergs movie series? 2. LANGUAGE: What is a raincoat called in English slang? 3. GEOGRAPHY: What is the largest European country where people still drive on the left? 4. MUSIC: What rock band included musicians Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon and Randy Meisner? 5. ANIMAL KINGDOM: What is a group of flamingos called? 6. COMICS: What is the name of Jeremys brother in the comic strip Zits? 7. U.S. PRESIDENTS: What former first lady appeared in a margarine commercial on television? 8. LITERATURE: In The Polar Express, what present did the boy ask Santa Claus to give him? 9. ENTERTAINERS: Comedian Minnie Pearl used to wear a trademark hat with a price tag hanging from it. What was the amount on the tag? 10. ASTRONOMY: Which planet in our solar system has a large red spot on it? TRIVIA TEST 1. Henry 2. A mac, short for Macintosh 3. United Kingdom 4. Eagles 5. A amboyance 6. Chad 7. Eleanor Roosevelt 8. A silver bell 9. $1.98 10. Jupiter ANSWERS1. Paul Splittorff won 20 games in 1973. 2. The San Diego Padres won one game in 1984. 3. Roger Staubach. 4. Sixteen consecutive seasons. 5. Frank Mahovlich (1963, 9) and Bobby Hull (1970-71). 6. Colombia. 7. Bob Fitzsimmons, 1897-99. ANSWERS SPORTS QUIZ 1. Who was the first 20-game winner for the Kansas City Royals? 2. Name the National League team that has won only one World Series game in franchise history. 3. Who is the only Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback in the Pro Football Hall of Fame? 4. How many consecutive seasons has point guard Jason Kidd made the NBA playoffs? 5. Four players have won more than one NHL All-Star Game MVP award. Two of them are Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux. Who are the other two? 6. At the beginning of the 2012 Major League Soccer season, what country other than the U.S. had the most players on team rosters? 7. John L. Sullivan and James J. Corbett are considered to be the first two world heavyweight boxing champions. Who was the third?THE RIVER JULY 27, 201226


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HELP WANTED SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES OFFERED BOATS CANOES KAYAKS REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE MONDAY AT NOONTHE RIVER JULY 27, 201228 TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED LOG ONTO: IslandSunNews. comCLICK ONPLACE CLASSIFIED 1609 Hendry Street, Suite 15, Fort Myers 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 BM TFN HELLE'S CLEANING SERVICES Residential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471 Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047 NS 11/13 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 volunteers@crowclinic.org RS 10/28 NC TFN VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDAt The Sanibel School Call Michelle Wesley 239-910-8000RS 4/6 NC TFN DOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800SR 1/30 NC TFN NS 5/4 BM TFN RS 7/6 NC 7/27ADRIANAS CLEANING SERVICETotally honest with a passion for perfection. Home and condo. 239-839-3984 adrianabolen8919@hotmail.comRR 7/6 PC 7/27 SCAN CODE FOR A FREE LIST OF ALL ISLAND PROPERTIESFOR SALEVISITwww.FreeSanibelList.comPfeifer Realty Group Sanibel Island, FL239-472-0004RS 6/17 BM TFNHOUSE CAREWhile you are away by retired architect, Sanibel resident. Call 395-1649. RS 11/13 NC TFN HELP WANTEDAdministrative Assistant with excellent computer & analytical skills. Able to work pro actively with fellow employees as well as high net worth clientele. Strong communication, organizational & multitasking skills. Disciplined work ethic & impeccable character are crucial. Island resident preferred. Fax resume to The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company @ 239-472-8320 or email to bhouston@sancaptrustco.com. NS 7/27 CC 7/27 BOATS FOR SALE 31-foot Fountain CC, twin 250 EFIs, sh/cuddy, low hours with trailer. $39,500. 395-9048.NS 7/27 CC 7/27 PRIVATE DUTY CNAPrivate Duty CNA available for all aspects of home care for you or your loved one. Post-Op, short/long term illness, doctors appointments. CPR all requirements for FL license including criminal background check with nger printing. Over 25 yrs. exp. Native Cape Cod, MA. Roberta 603.986.6842 ristevens@live.comRS 7/27 CC 7/27


REAL ESTATE COMMERCIAL SPACE ANNUAL RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL VACATION RENTAL WANTED TO BUY LOST AND FOUND FOR SALE CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 29 THE RIVER JULY 27, 2012 ads@riverweekly.com press@riverweekly.com 239-415-7732LIME 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 RE/MAX OF THE ISLANDSPutting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace www.remax-oftheislands.com 239-472-2311 RS 3/30 BM TFN NEAR BEACH PRIVATE HOME 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH3 bedroom, 2 bath Home with heated pool, in quiet Sanibel neighborhood. Seasonal and monthly rentals. 239-472-0692 or www.4sanibel.com. RS 10/14 CC TFN LIGHTHOUSE REALTYPaul J. Morris, Broker VACATION RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SALES 359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island 239-579-0511RR 7/20 CC TFN 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 $1,900/ month. Pets okay. Call 239-728-1920.NS 7/6 CC TFN Island VacationsOf Sanibel & CaptivaMillion $ Views Await You! Cottages Condos Homes Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths239-472-72771-888-451-7277RS 10/9 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 7/13 CC 8/3 CELL PHONE LOSTLost at Sanibel School parking lot about May 16. Call 239-288-6031.NS 7/13 NC TFN ANNUAL RENTALSSANIBELDUNES This Olde Florida Style home offers views of Preserve Land, over lake and golf course. On a quiet road, offering 3 bedrooms/3 baths +den, plus garage and storage. Newer carpet & paint. UF $2,500/mo. LAKE FRONT This UF ground level home offers a cul-de-sac location, lake front, small pool, 2 bedrooms/2 baths,+ den, family room and single Car garage. $1,550/mo. 472-6747Gulf Beach Properties, Inc.Paul H. Zimmerman, Broker/OwnerServing The Islands Rental Needs Since 1975 RS 7/20 BM TFNFOR SALEPeriwinkle Park $14,000. A Pied a Terre for visits or to move in full time. This studio like unit is recently remodeled and neat as a pin. Private setting and short walk to the beach gives you a true island lifestyle. 239-233-7061.RS 7/27 CC 8/3 ANNUAL RENTAL3BD/3BA canal home on Sanibel, large caged pool, large dock with lift, 2 car, bay views with direct access. $2,800/mo. 395-9048. NS 7/27 CC 7/27 HUGE ESTATE JEWELRY SALELargest 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 7/13 CC TFN FOR SALELiving room furniture at luxury Sanibel condo. Queen size sofa bed, loveseat, chair, ottoman, coffee table, 2 end tables, 2 lamps, $900 OBO. Call to inspect, 239-395-1039 or 305-342-8130. NS 7/27 CC 7/27 SAFE SECURE HIGH YIELDPurchase Intermodal Freight ContainersFully Leased @ 13.5% to 16% Fixed Net RateDeduct 100% to $139,000 (800)-588-4143 www.americansynergycapital.com NS 7/27 BM 7/27 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 and 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. Don't Harm The Fishby Capt. Matt Mitchell Shore Fishing:


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 THE RIVER JULY 27, 201230 My name is Ruby. I am a 6-year-old red female labrador retriever mix. I dont know if they named me Ruby because of my red coat or because Im such a gem. I know Sit and I like to run in the play yard and play ball and fetch. I would make a good watch dog because Im very alert and attentive, but mostly I want to be your companion. My adoption fee is $10 (regularly $75) during Animal Services Red, White or Blue Adoption Promotion. My name is Snowey. I am a 2-year-old white spayed female domestic short hair. Im a very shy kitty, but once I know you Im very affectionate. I loved to sit on the sofa with my foster mom and watch TV. I get along with both dogs and cats. If youd like a quiet companion, Im your girl! My adoption fee is $10 (regularly $50) 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 six months and over, feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, training DVD, 10-day health guarantee and a bag of Science Diet pet food. The adoption package is valued at $500. Snowey (ID# 536646) Ruby (ID# 539392) 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 Lane 239/472-1395www.jnaislandrealestate.com BAYFRONT BEAUTYViews from almost every room. This remodeled home offers a pool with hot tub, two guest suites on 3rd level with a morning kitchen, entertainment area, large walk in closets, stunning balcony views of the bay. Master suite on main level and an office/4th bedroom., Stone, tile, crown molding, impact glass on all windows and doors, over sized 2+ car garage. The wild life, dolphins, manatees and more can be enjoyed in this quiet & gorgeous home. This is a must see. Offered for $2,495,000. Contact Tracy Mr. Listr/ 994-7975 or Connie Ms Listr 239/841-4540. JONATHAN HARBOUR BUILDING SITECleared filled and ready to go. Large waterfront lot with dock in place in private gated community. House plans included. Offered for $550,000. Contact Ralph or Cathy Galietti 239/828-5897. PUNTA RASSA #302This elegantly appointed home has been completely renovated. Top of the line granite in kitchen and baths. Unique master bath & dressing area, design award, wood floors, dry bar, stainless steel appliances. Sun drenched with magnificent sunsets and views of Sanibel Island enhanced by hurricane glass enclosed lanai, hurricane glass on all windows. Social membership to Sanibel Harbour included. Turnkey and ready! Offered for $399,990. Contact Marianne Stewart 239/560-6420.ENJOY THE LIFESTYLE WITHOUT THE HIGH ASSOCIATION FEESQuiet South Ft. Myers neighborhood near Cypress Lake Country Club. Close to everything. This home features marble flooring, wood burning fireplace, 3 car garage with tile flooring,central vac, beautiful pool large kitchen with granite. Formal and informal dining rooms,and a laundry room and a wonderful entertainment area in great room with surround sound. Large master suite features a huge walk-in closet and built-ins, and jacuzzi tub. Separate wing for your guests, nanny or mother-in-law. This beautiful home is offered for $599,900. Contact Connie Walters Ms Lister 239/841-4540.CROWN COLONYGated living at its finest!!! This 3/2/2 is located in the highly desirable Crown Colony gated community. Home features 18 inch tile throughout, granite surfaces, crown molding, stainless steel appliances, custom lighting, brick pavers, lush-tropical landscaping, high ceilings, luxurious master bathroom with soaker tub and MUCH MORE!! This home is in tip top condition and is move in ready. Offered for $369,900. Contact Connie Walters Ms Listr at 239/841-4540 or Tracy Walters Mr. Listr 239/994-7975FORMER MODEL WITH UPGRADES GALOREGorgeous 4/3 home. House is situated on one of the premier lots in Shadow Wood Preserve and has beautiful decorator finishes. Kitchen and baths have granite decorator tile, upgraded hardware, solid doors, stainless appliances, pantry. Pool area has Spa, outdoor kitchen, beautiful pavers, outdoor shower and magnificent golf course, lake and preserve views. Home has it all. A must see and is priced to sell. Offered for $795,000. Contact Ralph or Cathy Galietti 239/828-5897.SOMERSET AT THE REEFView straight out over the pool to the Gulf of Mexico. Beautifully maintained large property on West Gulf Drive. Glassed in lanai providing additional living area to an already spacious and desirable floor plan. Large master suite and bath, second bath services the den (or 3rd bedroom) and the guest room along with and additional powder room. Offered for $1,225,000.00. Contact Linda Naton 239/691-5024 UPENDI A SPECIAL PLACE IN YOUR HEARTA clever blend of style, modern elements of a picturesque property privately nestled amidst stunning established pygmy palms & matured grounds. Nature takes centre stage upon entering the expansive supremely crafted front double doors opening to capture the dramatic setting of the awe inspiring great room with immense double story windows boasting undeniable spectacular views of white sandy beach & pristine waters. No expense spared in this three level 5 bedroom 4-1/2 bath residence; bright, airy & spacious, luxury kitchen, private theatre,6 vehicle garage,elevator. Offered for $4,950,000. Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632. 175 OF SEA-WALLED WATERFRONTThis GROUND level 3/2 is located on one of Sanibels widest canals. Swim in the southern facing fully screened pool and hot tub overlooking the canal outside and enjoy Bay views from inside the home. Home has two boat lifts with plenty of room to dock your yacht in the middle. Tropical landscaping surrounds the home with a concrete sidewalk winding along to the front entry. This home has been completely remodeled and offers upgrades throughout! Wood floors in all bedrooms + den, 3 refrigerators and addtl ice makers, soaking tub and shower in the master, wood burning fireplace, siltstone countertops throughout and custom cabinetry and much more! Offered for $2,195,000. Contact Tracy Walters 239/994-7975 or Connie Walters 239/841-4540LOGGERHEAD CAY #462Updated, furnished condo with beautiful courtyard views with an East end location. On-site management with amenities including a community pool, tennis courts and shuffleboard. Easy access to the Sanibel Causeway. Offered for $499,000. Contact Sharon Wise 239-849-9121. THE PERFECT SANIBEL GETAWAYQuiet central location, this ground level home has been impeccably maintained. Range, refrigerator, water heater, washer, roof and garbage disposal all new in the last five years. New AC in 2010, new plumbing in 2004. Mature foliage,well maintained yard with fenced back yard and storage shed. Offered for $329,000. Contact Ken Colter 239/851-1357 or Bob Berning 239/699-9597.Visit our newest of ce location at Sundial Beach Resort 1451 Middle Gulf Drive 239/472-1478Serving the Islands Since 1975 THE RIVER JULY 27, 201232