River weekly news
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FREETake Me Home VOL. 11, NO. 30 AUGUST 3, 2012From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com New Book Celebrates Historical Notables From Fort Myers PastThe recently released Legendary Locals of Fort Myers by local historian Gerri Reaves showcases the contributions, antics, and lives of Fort Myers residents from the days of the Seminole Wars to the present. Featuring approximately 150 photographs, most of them historic, the book examines the lives of a broad spectrum of local personalities, from respectable entrepreneurs and educators, to celebrities and scoundrels, to artists and community activists. As author Reaves says, They mirror the lives of us all. Reaves has written The River Weekly News feature Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then & Now since 2004. That feature, as well as her first book from Arcadia Press, Fort Myers, Then & Now, focuses on place. In this book, however, she puts the focus on the people who built and inhabited the historical places she loves to explore and write about. Some businesses and organizations founded by these legendary locals still exist, and some families, such as the Hansons and Hendrys, are notable for having shaped the town from its days as a mere settlement to the present. Long-time residents will recognize beloved figures such as swim coach Wes Nott, pioneer teacher Nell Gould, author and controversial mayor Florence Fritz, and music legend Billy Nalle. Several influential organizations, such as the historic Fort Myers Concert Band, the Fort Myers Little Theatre and the Fort Myers Womans Community Club, are featured as well. continued on page 3Fort Myers Art Walk Returns Friday, August 3From solo shows to group and family exhibits, the August Art Walk promises to deliver some interesting and exhilarating exhibits. Friday, August 3 will continue a summer of new art shows in downtown Fort Myers. Art Walk is held the first Friday of every month and it will mark its four-year anniversary this October. More than 10 River District art galleries and art spaces have lined up some exciting new exhibits for the August Art Walk. The monthly Art Walk runs from 6 to 10 p.m., rain or shine. The event will include numerous art galleries and art stops and will feature new art shows, live music and the traditional after party. On the first Friday of every month, art buyers and art enthusiasts can meet the artists during the show openings at most of the galleries. This fall will also see the return of the Saturday Art Fair along the sidewalks of First Street. The seasonal event will be resume in October and be held on the third Saturday of each month through April. Artists interested in this juried art fair should contact Claudia Goode at cgoode@actabuse.com or call 337-5050. Some art highlights of the August 3 Art Walk: Art of the Olympians The museum celebrates the life and accomplishments of a great Olympic hero, four-time Olympic gold medalist in discus, artist Al Oerter, with its current exhibition. Art League of Fort Myers Opening continued on page 7 Opening Ceremonies At Art Of The OlympiansThe Art of the Olympians hosted a celebration for the opening of this years Summer Olympic Games in London, England. Sandy Talaga, director of the gallery, provided multiple large screens for the public to view the opening ceremonies. Free food, drinks and temporary tattoos added to the festive spirit of the event. The highlight of the evening was a visit from world title-winning boxer Tiara Brown, a resident of Lehigh Acres. The 24-year-old recently became the third female boxer in U.S. history to win a world title, taking home the championship held in China for the 125-pound weight class. Brown finished second at the U.S. Nationals in 2011 and continues to prove that shes one of the top up-and-coming female boxers in the world. From left, Carla Ulakvoic, Sandy Talaga, Laura Dorsey, Dr. Markus Sherry, Tiara Brown, Kristen Judah and Lee County Commissioner Ray Judah World title winning boxer Tiara Brown from Lehigh Acres shows off her Olympic spirit Nature Walk With Bird Patrol GuideLee County Parks and Recreation will offer a free nature walk with a bird patrol guide on Saturday, August 4 beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Lakes Regional Park, 7330 Gladiolus Drive in Fort Myers. Participants should meet at Shelter A7. Enter Lakes Park gate from Gladiolus, turn right, drive to the end of road and continue through the parking lot. Shelter A7 is located near the train station. This easy walk along clear paths offers an opportunity to see birds in native vegetation with experienced bird patrol guides pointing out the many species in Lakes Park, a Lee County birding hot spot and crucial nesting area for many birds. Participants should arrive a few minutes after 8 a.m. for a brief introduction and to sign waivers; tours start promptly at 8:30 a.m. continued on page 14 Killdeer


Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now: Where Cleveland Avenue Endsby Gerri ReavesUntil the mid-20th century, Five Points, just west of the downtown business district, was a civilized intersection by todays standards. For much of Fort Myers history, it functioned well as a combined residential and commercial neighborhood. Pictured in this 1936 photo is the northward view as Cleveland Avenue approaches Five Points and converges with McGregor Boulevard, Main and Carson Streets, and Anderson Avenue (now Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard). Straight ahead (center left) stands the Tootie McGregor Terry Memorial Fountain, which for decades was not only a landmark in the intersections center, but an effective traffic-calming device and water fountain for children, dogs and horses. That fountain, installed at Five Points in 1913, is now located in front of the Fort Myers Club. In 1936, the three-story Park Hotel sat opposite the fountain on the center horizon. Before infill extended the river bank north and created West First Street, it was a riverfront hotel. Along both sides of Cleveland, wood-frame residences built in in the late 19th or early 20th century coexist alongside businesses in that thriving part of town. Notice the Seafood Caf sign on the right at the Anderson Avenue corner. Across Cleveland (left) a round sign hangs at the Sinclair gasoline station, where several cars are lined up for service. There was a time when traffic from U.S. 41, or Cleveland Avenue, had to funnel through downtown along First Street to the Edison Bridge at Fowler. A tourist could not travel the Tamiami Trail through Fort Myers without actually experiencing it at least passively. On todays modern American roads, however, it is possible to literally bypass a town in the interest of time and speed thus the phenomenon of having been somewhere but not really. Once the construction of the Caloosahatchee Bridge began, Five Points changed forever. No longer did a hotel and convenient place to fill the gas tank await tourists passing through. The bridge project in 1960s brought an interstate attitude to that section of downtown. In fact, its difficult to imagine the former actual physical path of Cleveland, so altered is it by widening and splitting into multi-lanes and on-ramps. The perspective from the north-bound lane of Cleveland has shifted eastward since 1936. Walk cautiously to the place where Cleveland Avenue once merged gracefully into Five Points. Observe and marvel at the high-speed multi-level network of roads, ramps and bridges that mark the intersection where a fountain reigned for decades. Then visit the Southwest Florida Museum of History at 2031 Jackson Street to learn about the alterations thatcontinued on page 8 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 AUGUST 3, 20122 In 1936, Cleveland Avenue, part of the Tamiami Trail or U.S. 41, ended at busy Five Points, where the Tootie McGregor Terry Memorial Fountain stood in the center of the intersection. Center background is the riverfront Park Hotel courtesy of Southwest Florida Historical Society Today, Cleveland Avenues on-ramp crosses the Caloosahatchee and leads to points beyond, but the ground-level north-bound lane still ends at historic Five Points photo by Gerri Reaves


3 THE RIVER AUGUST 3, 2012 From page 1Legendary Locals New BookAlso honored are contemporary creative artists Kat Epple, Marcus Jansen and others, who make Fort Myers the special place it is. Reaves says she hopes the work will introduce readers to people seldom if ever mentioned in the history books but who nevertheless are significant, if only for having an abiding decency, a willingness to suffer consequences for taking a stand, or for surviving a difficult life with self-respect and kindness to others. Legendary Locals of Fort Myers is available from most book outlets, from arcadiapublishing.com and from the author. Charles Hyde Stebbins was one of 45 electors who voted to incorporate Fort Myers in 1885. He died in 1888 from a Civil War wound incurred in the Battle at Fort Myers while fighting for the Confederates and was the first person buried in the Fort Myers cemetery photo courtesy of the State Archives of FloridaPublic Invited To Imaginariums Birthday BashThe Imaginarium will celebrate their 17th anniversary with a family fun event highlighting their new exhibits, areas and programs that serve audiences of all ages. The public is invited to help them celebrate another year on Saturday, August 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with additional special activities offered from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This birthday party offers fun, exploration, a chance to Be The Dinosaur, a sneak peek at a new outdoor exhibit, Cat Country giveaways and more. Check out some of their newest programs in the Nanoscience Lab, S.T.E.M. booths and Engineering Exploration Station. Guests can broadcast live from the IMAG-TV Studio, where they can e-mail their video creation to friends and family then get blown away in the Hurricane Experience. Visitors wont want to miss the popular face painting and Slime Science in the Imagination Station, too. Outside, stop by the Fisheye Lagoon to feed the fish, turtles, ducks and geese, then check out the interactive Caloosahatchee Experience exhibit and relax under the Water Tower in the new Lipman Family Courtyard, complete with a beautiful butterfly garden. Festivities begin at 10 a.m. with special activities throughout the day and include favorites like science shows, live animal encounters, Dinosaurs! 3-D movie, Cat Country radio live remote with giveaways from 10 a.m. to noon and much more. Party guests will have all day to explore the Imaginariums hands-on science exhibits. Experiment with Newtons Laws of Motion in the Build Your Own Coaster exhibit and Science In Motion, then wise up on storm safety at the Storm Smart Safety Hurricane House. Get up close and personal with sea life in the SEA-to-SEE Touch Tanks and meet the residents of Animal Lab large and small with scales, tails, feathers, fur and fins. Everyone will enjoy 50 percent off admission for the day to celebrate the Imaginariums 17th birthday, as a gift for you and your family, or make the fun last all year long with $10 off a family membership (regularly $75) during the month of August. For more information about the Imaginarium, call 321-7420 or visit www.i-sci.org. Our email address is press@riverweekly.com Lazy Flamingo, Inc. Lazy Flamingo, Inc. 6520-C Pine Avenue 6520-C Pine Avenue Sanibel, FL 33957 Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-5353 239-472-5353 Lazy Flamingo 3, Inc. Lazy Flamingo 3, Inc. 16501 Stringfellow Rd 16501 Stringfellow Rd Bokeelia, FL 33922 Bokeelia, FL 33922 239-283-5959 239-283-5959 Lazy Flamingo 2, Inc. Lazy Flamingo 2, Inc. 1036 Periwinkle Way 1036 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-6939 239-472-6939 Lazy Flamingo 4, Inc. Lazy Flamingo 4, Inc. 12951 McGregor Blvd. 12951 McGregor Blvd. Ft. Myers, FL 33919 Ft. Myers, FL 33919 239-476-9000 239-476-9000Four Great Locations! Visit Matt at his Visit Matt at his new location in Fort Myers new location in Fort Myers


THE RIVER AUGUST 3, 20124 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 CATS & DOGS Chili Cook-Off Provides Funds For Harry Chapin Food BankProceeds of $283 from the July 22 Great American Chili Cook-Off will benefit the Harry Chapin Food Bank. This will enable the food bank to purchase $1,600 in food for families. In addition, 202 pounds of canned goods were donated by those attending the event, which was held at the Pink Shell Beach Resort and Spa on Fort Myers Beach. Rainy weather didnt dampen the spirits of the entrants or attendees, especially the winners. Taking first place honors was the team from Hyatt Coconut Pointe, The Smokin Coconuts. The Peoples Choice winner was Brad Jenkins from Colonial Country Club and third place went to Wilhelm Gehaptka from Team Happy Foods. The event was planned and organized by Chef Craig Panneton from the Pink Shell Resort, with the assistance of the resort staff, members of the Southwest Florida Chapter of the American Culinary Federation, and volunteers of the Harry Chapin Food Bank. Participating chefs included Dorina and Caesar Soumastre from the Italian American Club; Jason Rafael Leonard from Chillin Like Magellan; Christine Rese from Under the Rainbow Caterers/The Tiki Girlz; Chef Robert Saufeld, CEC and Paul Palmer from Pelican Yacht Club; Chef Boun, CCC and Chef Derek, CSC from The Sanctuary Golf Club; Cips Restaurant; Wilhelm Gehaptka from Team Happy Foods; Hyatt Coconut Points The Smokin Coconuts; Jason Byner-Bongo at the Pink Shell Resort; Kyle Hughs and Sunset Spice; Chef Brian McCarley, CEC from Twisted Vine Restaurant; Brad Jenkins from Colonial Country Club; Chriss Cassel and Chriss Baily from Heritage Palms; and Scott Boyd from Magnolia Landing Golf and Country Club. Cook-off judges were Joe Kosinski of the Fort Myers Beach City Council; Bernie Kosinski; Sharon Burkhart, food enthusiast; Reiner Drygala, CEC and Executive Chef from The Citrus Club in Orlando; and Adele Meyer, restaurant manager of the Pink Shell Beach Resort and Spa. For additional information about or to contribute financially to the Harry Chapin Food Bank, call 334-7007 or visit www.harrychapinfoodbank.org. The crowd at the Great American Chili Cook-Off at the Pink Shell Beach Resort and Spa Chefs, show off their Chillin Like Magellan chili, at the Chili Cook-Off on July 22 Chef Craig Panneton congratulates the Great American Chili Cook-Off winners from Hyatt Regency Coconut Pointe SO N S O F CO NFEDERA T E V E T ERAN S Contact Camp Commander Robert A. Gates at 239-332-240 8 M A J OR WILLIAM M. FOOTMAN CAMP #195 0 M 0 C ome Join Us and Celebrate Your Herita ge E ver y 4 t h Saturda y of the Month a t Smoken Pit Bar-BQ ue 1 641 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort M y ers 1 1am Lunc h 12pm Meetin g 92nd Anniversary Of Womens Suffrage Recognized By LRWCThe Lee Republican Womens Club (Chartered) will hold its monthly luncheon meeting at the Crowne Plaza Holiday Inn, located at 13051 Bell Tower Drive in Fort Myers on Tuesday, August 7. Social hour begins at 11:30 a.m., with the luncheon and program starting at noon. In celebration of the ratification of the 19th amendment of the U.S. Constitution on August 18, 1920, granting women the vote, Annie Mrozinski has created an original presentation entitled The Legacy of Seneca Falls, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. The famous womens rights reformer will be dramatically portrayed as an igniting force that propelled the suffrage movement for over fifty years. To make reservations, call 574-2571 before August 2. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


5 THE RIVER AUGUST 3, 2012Fort Myers Public Art: Tootie McGregor Fountainby Tom HallThe Tootie McGregor Fountain is Fort Myers oldest public artwork. This year, the memorial celebrates its 99th anniversary as an artistic landmark. Today, the fountain greets visitors to The Edison Restaurant located on McGregor Boulevard on the northern edge of the Fort Myers Country Club. But it initially served as a watering trough for horses and the focal point in a broad intersection known as Five Point, a junction formed by Cleveland Avenue, Anderson Avenue (now Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard), McGregor Boulevard and Carson and Main streets. It was disassembled and moved in the 1950s to make way for the Caloosahatchee Bridge. The fountain was completed sometime during the summer of 1913. Articles in the Fort Myers Press indicate that work on the memorial was started around July 10 was progressing nicely a week later and was completed by the first anniversary of Tootie McGregors death on August 17. But the press made no mention of the date of the fountains completion or any ceremony that might have taken place in connection with its dedication. Tootie McGregor was a woman whose real life was the stuff of a Charlotte Bronte romance novel. Born in 1843, Jerusha Tootie Barber fell in love during high school with a struggling medical student so poor, he did not dare ask for her hand in marriage. So Tooties love went unrequited when Marshall Terry left Cleveland to fight in the SpanishAmerican War and thereafter seek fame as surgeon general of the State of New York. While Tootie may have been heartbroken, she didnt wait, marrying instead a young salesman by the name of Ambrose McGregor. Ambitious and hardworking, Ambrose succeeded in spectacular fashion, becoming the president of Standard Oil. And lured by Fort Myers legendary tarpon fishing and temperate winters for their ailing and only son, Bradford, the McGregors made Fort Myers their permanent home in 1892. After Ambroses death in 1900 at the age of 57 and her sons demise just two years later, Marshall Terry re-entered the picture. He had never married nor gotten over Tootie, and the couple married in 1905. A supportive husband, Dr. Terry helped his wife complete a number of civic projects that she undertook during their six year marriage, including widening and paving McGregor Boulevard, which was still being used as a cattle trail at that time. Tootie died before McGregor was finished, but Dr. Terry saw to its successful completion. He also commissioned a memorial to honor his wifes work to beautify and build her community. As his last loving act, he had a plaque inscribed with Tooties own words, I only hope the little I have done may be an incentive to do more. An arts advocate, Tom Hall guides weekly walking tours of the River Districts public art collection in Fort Myers. For more information, go to truetours.net. The Tootie McGregor Fountain can be seen in front of the public Fort Myers Country Club 1131 1st St., Ft. Myers Beach www.nervousnellies.netGPS Coordinates: 11am-10pm R I 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 10, 2012 FREE with Dock Attendants Assistance stan ce sta t a an an


THE RIVER AUGUST 3, 20126 Hortoons LeeTran Nets $5 Million Federal GrantThe Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has awarded LeeTran $5 million toward construction of its new headquarters facility, due to break ground later this year. The grant was one of 255 awarded from the state of good repair and livability discretionary grant programs available to transit agencies throughout the U.S. and its territories. The competitive process selects recipients based on need and the viability of the project. LeeTran qualified for state of good repair funds to replace its 30-year-old facility with a new LEED-certified transit administration, operations, and maintenance complex. The 23.9-acre site is located at 3251 Evans Avenue in Fort Myers, and environmental studies have been completed. Architectural design is scheduled for completion this fall and construction should begin early next year. The total cost of construction is preliminarily estimated at $32 million, the majority of which will be covered by state and federal funds. This new facility is necessary, because our current 4 1/2-acre site has no room for growth, explained transit director Steve Myers. We also have a group of employees in leased space. This project will bring our staff back together in an energy-efficient building that will accommodate our growth for another 30 years. LeeTran recently received another federal grant of $1.4 million from the FTAs Veterans Transportation and Community Living Initiative. That grant will pay for information kiosks to be installed at the new Veterans Administration Healthcare Center in Cape Coral and other locations, where veterans can readily obtain real-time information on transit trips and schedules, as well as other community services, day or night. The real-time information system, based on Automatic Vehicle Locators, will benefit all riders, who will also be able to access it with smart phones and computers. LeeTrans largest recent grant, $13.9 million, was used to purchase 24 hybrid vehicles which will start arriving in Lee County in October. Weve been extremely fortunate in the past year to have landed more than $20 million in federal funds, added Myers. The real winners are our riders, who will have a more pleasant ride and information at their fingertips to help them save time on their commute. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com 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. Cyber Safety Class OfferedA class on Cyber Safety, presented by the Lee County Sheriffs Department and sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will be held on Friday, August 10 at 7 p.m. Youngsters and their parents are highly encouraged to attend. To register for the class, call 6778833. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints is located at 1928 Chiquita Blvd. South in Cape Coral. To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


7 THE RIVER AUGUST 3, 2012 Mobile Pantry Distributes Food To ResidentsThe need for food continues to grow and the Harry Chapin Food Bank distributes food on a regular basis through its Mobile Food Pantries. On July 24, the banks pantry was at Clemente Park in Fort Myers. They were joined by a number of agencies onsite providing services and information, including Lee County Health Department, United Way, Community Cooperative Ministries, Lee County Human Services and Childrens Network of Southwest Florida. With close to 10,000 pounds of food distributed, the food had a dollar value of more than $16,500. Tom Lehnert, Rick Ritz and Banks Engineering provided the funding for this event. Statistics show that 297 households were served with 514 adults, 673 children, and 58 seniors reached through the food distribution. Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto and her staff helped made the event successful by organizing the event. Local elected officials and members of the Lee County Sheriffs Department assisted in the food distribution. United Way provided information about their 211 Help Link phone line; the Health Department provided anti tobacco, diabetes awareness, nutrition and general health information; and CCMI had information about the Soup Kitchen, Meals On Wheels and the Choice Pantry. What a great day for the Dunbar community, said Chris Robinson, Harry Chapin Food Banks food resourcing manager. The economic downturn has greatly impacted many of our friends, families, and neighbors throughout Southwest Florida, and those living in the Dunbar community are certainly no exception. Thanks to the generous financial support of Banks Engineering, 1,245 people (54 percent of which are children) were provided with a good amount of nutritious, wholesome food. For additional information about or to contribute financially to the Harry Chapin Food Bank, call 334-7007 or go to www.harrychapinfoodbank.org. People lined up for Mobile Food Pantry distribution at Clemente Park on July 24. The need is great for adults, children and seniors Fort Myers Mayor Randy Henderson, Fort Myers City Councilwoman Teresa Watkins Brown, Fort Myers City Councilman Johnny Streets Jr., Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto and Lee County Tax Collector Larry Hart assisted with the Mobile Food Pantry distribution at Clemente Park on July 24 From page 1Art Walkreception for Anything Goes show. Young Artists Awards vocalists Noelle Aparte and sisters Sarah and Elisabeth Best will be performing at the Art League from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Articulture Gallery & Tattoo Studio Group art show. Arts for ACT Gallery Opening reception for exhibits featuring the artist Zaki, doll maker Janice Moore-Petty and a group exhibit from 10 members of ACT Gallery: Lana Picciano, Kate OConnell, Linda Benson, Manfred Behr, Christina Jarmolinski, Christina Wyatt, Ken Kaminski, Ellen Sayet, Susan Mills and Claudia Goode. Showcase and Information Center at IberiaBank Art Walk T-shirts are available at this location as well as buttons, maps and brochures. HOWL Gallery/Tattoo Opening reception featuring a one-man show of the pop-surrealism paintings of Fort Worth tattoo artist and painter Pooch. www.poochisland.com. What We Do Drummers and Crickets Make Math perform. Ocasiocasa Studio Gallery New show opening called Bloomin on Broadway, featuring new artwork by comakers Jeff and Dale Ocasio, centered around our seasons wettest, muckiest, most blossoming and glorious month. Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center Opening for G3: The art of three generations of the Lamers family. This exhibit will showcase the art of (dad) Ken Lamers, daughter Shell Lamers Redfern, son Mark Lamers, son Michael Paul (with daughters Mandalin and Jennifer), son Marty Lamers, son Kent Lamers and son Kevin Lamers (along with wife Angi and their children Macy and Sawyer). 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. Space 39 Gallery Group art show. UNIT A Contemporary Art Space Exhibit showcasing new 2012 works and live jazz performed by Matthew Hembling. Always a collectors item, new Art Walk buttons will be available at galleries that night. Art Walk has its own T-shirt (in red or black). Shirts are available for a $12 donation at the IberiaBank info center during Art Walk. A map of Art Walk, showing Art Walk partner locations and parking, will be distributed by participating galleries. For more information on Art Walk, participating galleries and links to gallery websites, visit www.fortmyersartwalk.com. For event information, call 1-855-RDA-EVENTS. 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THE RIVER AUGUST 3, 20128 Along The RiverExplore the hidden world beneath the waves with Scubavice Diving Center in Fort Myers. Beginners can earn their Open Water Scuba certification with classroom instructions and sessions in the shops pool. Experienced divers can obtain Advanced Open Water, Nitrox and Rescue certifications. Instructor Ramiro Palma teaches all levels of diving to National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI) and Scubavice standards. Regular spiny lobster season is always August 6 through March 31. If you are booking a trip to the Florida Keys to catch your own, Scubavice carries quality gear for rental and purchase. The dive center also organizes dive trips to Venice Beach, Pompano Beach and Lake Denton. Scubavice Diving Center is located at 12600 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers. Call 481-4733 or go to www.scubavicedivers.com. Need a quick and satisfying lunch? Stop by Ichiban, downtown Fort Myers only full-service Chinese and Japanese restaurant. Lunch and dinner combination specials are offered daily. Ichiban means Number One in Japanese, and the family owned and operated restaurant has been going strong for eight years. In a casual atmosphere that appeals to all ages, sit at the sushi/sake bar and watch the chefs create their culinary artwork. If you prefer, select a table inside the restaurant or outside in the roofed-in gallery. For lunch, try the combination Honey Garlic Chicken served with fried rice and egg roll for $6.95 or sample a selection of Lo Mein, Chop Suey and vegetarian dishes. Ichiban also boasts an extensive dinner menu including Bento boxes served with shrimp and vegetable tempura and Japanese rice. Sip warm sake or a cold Kirin Ichiban beer while enjoying a fresh selection from the sushi/sashimi menu, like the popular JB Tempura Roll. Ichiban is located at 1520 Broadway, downtown Fort Myers, in the historic Post Office Arcade. Hours are Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 9 p.m. For more information, call 3346991. As local seafood lovers know, The Lazy Flamingo is a great place for grouper sandwiches, raw oysters on the half-shell, conch chowder and mussels marinara served in a nautical-themed atmosphere. The Lazys motto is If our seafood were any fresher, we would be serving it underwater. The restaurant is also known for its secret recipe Flamingo garlic bread, buffalo wings and giant burgers, best enjoyed with a frosty mug of Fosters on tap. With four locations in Lee County, the fun, casual restaurant has developed a loyal fan base. For family outings, the little grown ups can choose from kidapproved dishes such as chicken fingers, pasta and hot dogs. All items on the childrens menu include a Lazy Flamingo flying disk and collectors cup. Dont have time to drive to Sanibel or Bokeelia for a Lazy fix? Stop by the Fort Myers location in the Bridge Plaza near the College Boulevard intersection. Happy hour is served daily from 3 to 5 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. to midnight. The Lazy Flamingo is located at 12951 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers. It is open daily from 11 a.m. to midnight. Call 476-9000 or go to www.lazyflamingo.com. From page 2Gerri Historical bridge projects have brought to historic downtown Fort Myers. For information, call 321-7430 or go to www.museumofhistory.org. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. 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 archives of the Southwest Florida Historical Society and the Story of Fort Myers by Karl H. Grismer. Florida lobster season is almost here! Learn how to catch your own at Scubavice The Lazy Flamingo in Fort Myers serves fresh seafood and happy hour specials daily ISLAND INSURANCE SERVICE Kathleen Papaleo President Mark OBrien General Manager Susan Barnes Personal Lines Gina Loeber Agent 703 Tarpon Bay Rd, Sanibel, FL (239) 472-3022 Summer is over and its time to enjoy those beautiful winter days in Paradise. Have an insurance question? Call our office today for a new Auto quote.


9 THE RIVER AUGUST 3, 2012A Midsummer Nights Sing at First Presbyterian Church in downtown Fort Myers opened their hearts and their wallets by contributing 2,000 pounds of food to benefit the Everyday Caf and Marketplace (The Soup Kitchen), operated by Community Cooperative Ministries (CCMI). Attendees of the July 24 event also made cash contributions to help the charity, which serves more than 14,000 meals each month through their Everyday Caf and Marketplace and Home Delivered Meals programs. CCMI also educates 40 children in their Community Montessori, offers homeless and comprehensive case management services through the United Way Resource House, oversees an emergency mobile food pantry and supplies weekend backpacks full of food to more than 2,500 children each school year. More than 450 people attended the performance, sponsored by the Galloway Family of Dealerships. As a surprise treat, soloist Lalai Hamric serenaded long-time community leader and First Presbyterian Church member Barbara B. Mann with the Irving Berlin song Young At Heart in honor of her upcoming 100th birthday. The popular event featured performances by The Sun-Sations, pianist Barbara Peterson, organist Eddygrace Bernhard, choral director Rev. Roger Peterson, soloists Beth Wininger and Lalai Hamric, and the First Presbyterian Church Choir & Friends. First Presbyterian Minister of Music Roger Peterson leads the choir at A Midsummer Nights Sing A Midsummer Nights Sing sponsor Sam Galloway, Jr., center, with Pastor Paul deJong of First Presbyterian Church of Fort Myers, left, and Song Leader Doug Molloy Sam Galloway, Jr. with his mother-in-law, Theresa Kellum, and his wife, Kathy Galloway Soloist Beth Wininger sings Something Beautiful CCMI CEO Tracey Galloway with Pastor Paul deJong Barbara B. Mann, right, enjoys a serenade with her daughter-in-law, Jenna Mann Roseanne Constantinople, Vonceil Franklin and James FranklinA Midsummer Nights Sing Nets Canned Goods, Cash For Charity


THE RIVER AUGUST 3, 201210 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.org Affiliated: United Synagogue ofcontinued on page 11


11 THE RIVER AUGUST 3, 2012 From page 10Churches/TemplesConservative 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. UNITY OF FORT MYERS 11120 Ranchette Road, Fort Myers Summer services & Childrens Hour 10 a.m. Sundays. Reverend Jim Rosemergy, minister. Our God is Love; our Race is Human; our Religion is Oneness. www.unityoffortmyers.org or 239-278-1511 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. New Botanical Garden To Open To Public This FallSomething new is coming to Fort Myers: a botanical garden. The Fort Myers-Lee County Garden Council, Inc. is establishing a botanical garden, which will be open beginning in October. The current garden, planted by member societies, will be transformed and renamed the Berne Davis Botanical Garden. The Mina Edison Botanical Library, located at 2166 Virginia Avenue in Fort Myers, will be joined by the new botanical garden. Volunteers Carolee Drotos-Swales and Paula Novander are working on the botanical signs, which will designate the various plantings. The new botanical garden will be open to the public on Tuesdays and will be staffed by Garden Council volunteers who will provide tours of the garden. Those viewing the garden may also just walk the path and enjoy the gardens. In order to obtain the botanical garden classification, it must be open to the public on a regular basis, have a listing of plants planted, have plant signing in the garden and have an educational mission. The Fort Myers-Lee County Garden Council was formed in 1957 and now comprises various clubs, societies and affiliate members in the area. Membership provides an opportunity to learn about floral design, growing plants suitable for our locale and conservation methods. The council assists in educating and beautifying the community, and improving the environment. A speakers bureau provides speakers for meetings and events. For additional information about the Lee County Garden Council, contact president Laura Jibben at 463-3690 or fmlcgcpres@embarqmail.com. JoinFlorida SeaGrant UF/IFAS Lee County Extension and Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation, by participating ina resource monitoring program where volunteers document the health of bay scallop populations by snorkeling andlooking for scallops inselect areas. Scallop searchers will meetat Pineland Marina to receive survey equipment and instructions for the event. Lunch will beprovided once you return to shore. Reservations arerequiredto participate in the eventand space is limited so reserve your spot today. Our email address is press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER AUGUST 3, 201212 Success Is All About The Tideby Capt. Matt MitchellThere is simply no more important factor to fishing our local waters than the tides. As long as the water is moving, you can generally get some kind of action going on even though it might not be the species you had planned on targeting that day. When I look at the tide for the days fishing, it is the main factor in what species I chose to fish for. During low incoming or low falling tide this time of year, I generally plan on snook fishing. Then on high water periods, redfish are my target species. Tides, weather and time of year are the major factors on deciding where to fish. If Im planning a summer redfish trip, ideally I look for a two-foot high tide or better. Once I have the tide Im looking for, the wind direction is the deciding factor on where I plan on targeting the fish. No matter how good one location might be for redfish on a prior trip, if the wind has changed direction and you cannot get set up on it correctly, odds are you wont catch fish there. Early this week, I had some really tough mornings fishing the outgoing tide. Days when the bite is tough, you work the hardest as an angler. And sometimes no matter how hard you work at it, you still cannot get results on the species of fish you had planned to catch on that tide. The first few days of this week, I had scheduled trips and planned on snook fishing around the passes due to the falling water. I would have bet money on catching snook on the morning falling tide, but for some reason it just did not happen. Even working all three passes in the sound over two days, getting a snook to eat was just about impossible. Sure, if you wanted to catch trout, ladyfish, jacks and sharks out on the open water flats, that was a much simpler alternative. Limits of trout were easy to come by with fish up to 26 inches caught fishing sandy potholes. Luckily by midweek, I had trips with kids and they were thrilled with the non-stop flats action. Finally towards the end of the week, our tides rolled over, giving us big morning high incoming water and redfish fishing was the better set-up. We still had to work at the redfish bite, but pulling up in your first chosen spot and catching three keeper reds within 10 minutes always makes you forget the past tough days. After three days of having to fish the open flats for whatever action it would give us, it was a great relief to be back on quality fish. Redfish action was better for me in the southern end of the sound. Anywhere north of the clam leases on the eastern side of the sound was just too loaded up with floating grass and impossible to mangrove fish. When planning a fishing trip, study the tides for that day. Being in the right place on the right stage of the tide at the right time will allow you to experience better fishing. Even with the perfect tide, the bite might not always be as expected, so having a go-to of a less glamorous species is a must. Learning where to fish on certain tides is all part of increasing your odds for a better day of fishing, becoming a better angler and catching more quality fish.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. Hunter Jolly, 12, with one of six redfish caught on a fishing trip with Capt. Matt Mitchell this week BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEADS FACTORY TRAINED MERCURY MARINER JOHNSON EVINRUDE SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I/O'S MERCRUISERCourteous Professional Marine Repair Service Dockside Service Serving Sanibel & Captiva For Life472-3380 466-3344 Your Bottom Call on Paint PricesDave Doane NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEA D S FA C T O RY T R A I N E D MER C U RY MARINER JO HN SO N EVINR U D E S UZUKI YAMAHA O M C I/ O S MER C RU I S E R C ourteous Professional Marine Repair S erv i ce D oc k s i d e S erv i c e S ervin g S anibel & C aptiva For Li f e Y B t t Yo ur Botto m Yo ur B ot to m C Call on Paint Prices Call on Paint Prices Da v e D oa n e 1 481 4 7 33 12600 Mc G regor Blvd, Ft Myers www.scu b av i ce di vers.co m S wim wi th t he Fishe s Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


13 THE RIVER AUGUST 3, 2012 A A Ad Ad Ad ve nt ur e Cr Cr Cr Cr r u ui ui ui u i se se se s s s K K Ki K ds Pr og g g ra ra ra a m m ms ms s 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 M M M M M a 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 e e e e 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 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 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. destina tion tocru ise thecrystal clearwa tersof the Gulf of Mexico Ca ll 239-4725 30 0 FOR SOME HOLIDAY FUN! www.captivacruises.com Enjo y our k i d s cruisesFamily shing and manatee encounter Cruise to Ca y o Costa Island-beautiful beach for shellin g & swimmin g Cruise to f unky Cabbage 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: Sailing, Wildli f e, Live Music Sail aboard the funtastic Adventure sailin g catamara n L L La dy C ha dw w w w w ic ic ic ic ic 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 e on Lady C 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 CROW Case Of The Week: Green Sea Turtleby Patricia MolloyA distressed adult green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) was found in Pine Island Sound in Captiva on July 21. The staff at McCarthys Marina helped the nearly three foot, 150 pound turtle to safety before transporting it to CROW. The turtle had obviously been ill for some time, as large amounts of barnacles had attached themselves to its shell. It is extremely unnatural for a green sea turtle to be so lethargic and seemingly unaffected by the presence of humans. Five members of the clinics staff were required to move the large patient onto a gurney before it could be hosed down with fresh water. The quick shower helped to destroy the crustaceans that require saltwater for survival. Even tiny crabs could be seen scattering away from their temporary homes aboard the turtles shell. It did not, however, soften the barnacles enough for them to be safely scraped off without causing damage to the turtles shell. Once it was brought upstairs to the ICU, CROWs team of wildlife veterinarians worked quickly to determine the cause of patients critical condition. Fluids were administered for hydration, its temperature was taken and antibiotics were administered to fight the several infected wounds it suffered. Additionally, Dr. West injected sedatives to make the turtle more comfortable so blood samples could be taken to determine the reasons for its alarming condition. After the initial rounds of treatments, Dr. Heather ordered an overnight soak in fresh water to make removal of the remaining barnacles easier for the staff and more comfortable for the patient. It is quite uncommon for CROW to see a green sea turtle at the clinic as their populations in Florida have been listed as endangered since 1978 by the Federal Register. The staff of DVMs and students continue to work diligently to save this rare and vital member of our native marine life.CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from the Gulf coast of Florida. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to P.O. Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 4723644 or visit www.crowclinic.org. Dr. Diane Bean, Dr. Heather Barron and Dr. Aundria West work quickly to save the turtle The patient was immediately hosed down with fresh water in an effort to clean its shell


THE RIVER AUGUST 3, 201214 Plant SmartJerusalem Thornby Gerri ReavesNative to the West Indies, northern South America, and Mexico, Jerusalem thorn (Parkinsonia aculeata) is considered naturalized in Florida. The Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council defines a naturalized exotic plant as one that that can sustain itself outside of cultivation, outside its native range. The council emphasizes, however, that naturalized species have not become natives. Like many exotic plants, this member of the pea family was introduced by the nursery trade as an ornamental. Also known as Mexican palo verde, it is a fastgrower and can reach up to 30 feet tall. The branches are green and stem-like with thorns about an inch long. Evolved to survive in desert conditions, the tree can photosynthesize with the green stems when the leaves drop in winter or during extreme drought. Those spikes belie the delicate feathery appearance of the fern-like branches and tiny pinnately compound leaves. A drooping multi-branched structure gives it a weeping willow look. The leaves are comprised of two to four strips lined with up to 30 pairs of leaflets, which open after rain, fold up at night, and soon to fall from the tree. Loose clusters of fragrant flowers appear at the branch ends, most profusely in spring. The flowers have five crinkled petals, prominent stamens and often a splash of red. Slender seed pods of up to five inches long follow the flowers. Sources: Flowering Trees for Central and South Florida Gardens by Maxine Fortune Schuetz, Flowering Trees of Florida by Mark K. Stebbins, floridata.com, and edis.ifas.ufl.edu. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. Non-native Jerusalem thorn produces clusters of fragrant yellow flowers Tiny leaves and an open structure give this fast-growing tree a feathery look photos by Gerri Reaves Caring For Your PlantsProper TrimmingBy Justen DobbsI find that most landscape maintenance crews here in Southwest Florida do not know how to properly trim a lot of our common trees and bushes. Improper trimming can invite unwanted pests, restrict growth, increase cold sensitivity and make some plants and trees look just plain ratty. Often times, the problem is with the homeowner or HOA, who instructs the landscape maintenance crew to box cut or hurricane cut everything. I understand that most of these landscapes are situated in a commercial setting where everything needs to have neat, straight lines and a congruent appearance, but this necessitates certain species to be used that thrive with weekly trimming. Plants that do not make good box bushes include macho fern, fountain grass, hibiscus, juiper, areca palms (yes, Ive seen people trim them into hedges), crotons and cordylines. All of these plants need to be allowed to grow freely in order to be healthy and have a proper bloom cycle. If any branches on these die from old age, they should be allowed to decompose underneath or they should be removed at the base of the branch (not trimmed with hedge trimmers). There are two reasons that landscapers use these plants improperly lack of knowledge and low cost. If you already have some of these plants in your landscape and your landscape maintenance company trims them weekly, just tell them to reduce the trimming to bi-weekly or monthly (while still keeping up with mowing the grass obviously). Hibiscus trees should be trimmed heavily in early summer before you go back up north. By fall, when most of the snow birds return, the hibiscus trees will have pushed all new growth and likely new bloom. When this particular tree is trimmed on a bi-weekly basis, it stunts growth and inhibits blooming. If you do want to create a nice, neat hedge that can be cut often and kept in that box look, you will want to stick with variegated arboricola, plumbago, ixora, Indian hawthorne, ficus, seagrape, buttonwood or podocarpus. All of these produce a thick cluster of branches and lots of leaves. They do not mind being hedge-trimmed often and are all fairly cold hardy and drought-tolerant (except for the seagrape and ixora). Or, if you want plants that require little to no trimming at all, go with bromeliads (tropical air plants), cycads, self-cleaning or clustering palm trees and cordylines (Ti plants). These maintain year-round color and require a few fronds or leaves to be removed about once or twice a year. Dobbs is a landscape architect in south Florida specializing in custom, upscale landscapes. He can be reached at seabreezenurseries@gmail.com. From page 1Bird Patrol GuideAdmission is free and parking is $1 per hour or $5 for all day. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress to be outside. Bring water, sunscreen and binoculars. For more information, call 533-7580 or 533-7576 or visit www.birdpatrol.org. Hibiscus trees should be allowed to grow freely and trimmed just once or twice a year


15 THE RIVER AUGUST 3, 2012The Maret School, visiting from Washington D.C., explored Cayo Costa with Captiva Cruises as part of their barrier island studies. High school students, from this independent K-12 college preparatory day school, travel to southern Florida every summer for a close up look at the ecology of the area. On Cayo Costa, which is only accessable by boat and is the least visited park within the State Park system of Florida, the students had the opportunity to discuss and measure the salinity, temperature and dissolved oxygen of the coastal water. Students also discovered some of the marine inhabitants along the gulf beachs and the back bay sea grass beds along the shoreline of Cayo Costa. Captiva Cruises, an excursion boat tour company, offers daily beach and shelling trips to Cayo Costa State Park for visitors and groups. Lunch cruises to Cabbage Key, Useppa Island, Boca Grande, Dolphin & Wildlife Adventure Cruises with the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, sailing adventures on their 40-foot sailing catamaran, Family Fun Fishing trips and Sunset Cruises are also part of Captiva Cruises Summer of Family Fun offerings. Additional information and reservations for any of Captiva Cruises programs may be obtained by calling 472-5300. The group from The Maret School gather in the waters off Cayo Costa Maret school students doing water testing with Richard Finkel Hermit crab JACARANDAThe Entertainment Nightly in Sanibels Social Scene1223 PERIWINKLE WAY, SANIBEL 472-1771 Happy Apps $5.95Sesame Encrusted Ahi Tuna, Crispy Fried Calamari, Chilled Oysters, Steamed Shrimp, BBQ Beef Satays, Mussels Marinara, Chicken WingsSanibels Best HAPPY HOUR4 7 p.m. Nightly in the lounge1/2 Price DrinksCall & Well Liquor, Draft Beer Selections, Select House Wine w ww.SeabreezeN u rseries.com ( 239 ) 5 60-1 4 2 2 FREE L andsca p e C onsultation ! Visit our Website for more detail s l ms, Pa l i ves, nat i o ns crot o a ds, bromeli a h es, buttery bus h more & much m Student with a live lightning whelkCaptiva Cruises Brings Kids From The Maret School To Cayo Costa


THE RIVER AUGUST 3, 201216 Indian Princess Paddleboat Southwest Floridians can now step back in time as they travel the back bays and Caloosahatchee River on a double deck authentic paddleboat. The Indian Princess is a 60-foot paddleboat that recently arrived in Fort Myers from Tennessee. The flat-bottomed paddle-driven sternwheeler travels between five to six knots and can navigate very shallow drafts. The boat can cruise the back bays of Estero Island and up the Caloosahatchee River. The boat, an authentic replica of an American steamship, was originally built in Wisconsin in 2001. Riverboats, mostly paddle wheelers, have traveled the waters of Americas great rivers since Robert Fulton invented the steam engine in 1800. Mark Twain wrote of these vessels in his many books, including The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. The shallow drafts of the boats allow them to navigate the many sandbars and meandering banks of the Mississippi. The boats carry a retractable swing bridge at their bow allowing them to head directly into banks for loading and unloading of cargo or passengers. Through the early settlement of the Midwest, rivers were the primary method of moving goods and people. Riverboats on the Mississippi took wood and produce to markets down the river, including to New Orleans, for international export and brought manufactured goods to the communities upriver. As states passed increasing laws against gambling in the 1820s and 1830s, gamblers moved to the riverboats. This was partially because the Mississippi forms a number of state borders and it was not within the jurisdiction of any one state law. In the 20th century, especially under Roosevelts New Deal in the 1930s, the Mississippi was made easier to navigate. Dams, locks and levees were built, and by 1930, diesel powered tugboats and barges had replaced the last of the steamboats. Many modern paddleboats are driven by hidden underwater screws, and the paddles simply spin idly in the water. The Indian Princess is truly paddle driven; though for reasons of efficiency, weight and pollution, the wood burning boilers of long ago have been replaced by cleanburning diesel engines. The Princess Room is located on the first deck. This comfortable, air conditioned room has a full service bar, catering area, restrooms, sound system and a state-of-the-art, 48-inch flat screen TV capable of monitoring several areas of the boat and waterway. Seating capacity for the interior lower level is 85. Catering can be arranged through the Indian Princess staff if needed. On the exterior top deck, guests can enjoy cold beverages, live music and spectacular views of the back bays of Fort Myers Beach. Unless reserved for a private charter, the Indian Princess offers daily cruises from 2 to 4 p.m. as well as sunset cruises. Tickets start at $20 for adults and $15 for children for the two-hour cruise along the back bay of Fort Myers Beach and Ostego Bay. These cruises are popular for their wildlife sightseeing environment. The boat is also available for private rental for sightseeing and sunset cruises as well as weddings, corporate events and private parties. Services include catering, event planning, DJs or live entertainment, full bar with top shelf liquor, beer and wines, soda, juice, coffee, tea and bottled water. The Indian Princess is located before the sky bridge next to the Key West Express at 2080 Main Street on Fort Myers Beach. For more information, call 357-8919 or visit www.indianprincessfortmyers. com. The Indian Princess is a 60-foot paddleboat built in 2001 The Crossroads Quartet To Perform Final Concert In Summer Music SeriesThe Crossroads Quartet will close out Shell Point Retirement Communitys 2012 Summer Music Series on Saturday, August 18 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are still available for the general public, priced at $15 each. The summer concert series has been an extremely popular opportunity for southwest Floridians who are year round residents, said Dawn Boren, director of resident life. The Crossroads Quartet performed in this series last year, and were such a hit, that we knew we had to bring them back. The Crossroads Quartet is a world championship a cappella quartet made up of four versatile award winning vocalists. Though steeped in the traditional barbershop harmony, Crossroads sings a wide variety of musical styles including vocal jazz, blues, gospel, pop classics and standards from the Great American Songbook. Crossroads was formed when four friends from four different states and four different international champion quartets came together to make a brand new sound. They were crowned as the 2009 Barbershop Harmony Societys International Championship Quartet. Tickets are currently on sale for $15 each. To purchase tickets, visit www.shellpoint.org/concerts. For additional information about the concert series, call 4542067. International Quartet Champion The Crossroads Quartet Our email address is press@riverweekly.com


17 THE RIVER AUGUST 3, 2012 Isabella Rasi 239-246-47161101 Periwinkle Way #105, Sanibel, FL 239-472-0044 ENGEL & VLKERS Excellence in Real Estate A step above! International Client Base 600 Shops Worldwide Multi-Lingual Staff Your success is my aim. FGCU Photo Wins Contest For Magazine CoverA dramatic sunset snapshot of the Florida Gulf Coast University campus trumped four other finalists from around the country in a contest to choose the cover of an international education magazine. FGCU graphic designer Bob Kleins entry drew 2,469 votes in the Facebook face-off, edging out California State, Fresno, which came in second with 2,212 when voting ended July 25. Other finalists chosen by the American International Education Foundation (AIEF) were Drexel University in Philadelphia, Iowa State University in Ames and Metropolitan Community College of Omaha, Nebraska. The Los Angeles-based nonprofit foundation will display the FGCU image on the fall edition of its semiannual UScampus Guide, which is distributed at AIEF fairs around the world as well as in public libraries, schools and student advising centers in 16 countries. The free publication provides information and resources to help international students pursue studies at American schools. Its also available online at www.UScampus. com. Klein says he snapped the winning photo in 2010 as he was walking across campus after shooting an event. Looking west toward the back of Lutgert Hall (before Marieb Hall was built next to it), he captured the cloudy but color-soaked sunset on his Nikon D90 digital camera with high dynamic range (HDR) imaging that intensifies light and shadow. HDR is what makes it look surreal, Klein said. It takes three exposures one proper exposure, one underexposure and one overexposure and sandwiches them together. Thats what makes the clouds so dramatic. Finalists for the Facebook vote were selected based on the size, orientation and resolution of the image as well as content that would most appeal to international readers, according to the AIEF. Bob Kleins winning photo of FGCUs campus at sunset Young Vocalists To Perform At August Art Walk On Friday, August 3, Young Artists Awards vocalists Noelle Aparte and sisters Sarah and Elisabeth Best will be performing at the Art League of Fort Myers from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in conjunction with Augusts Art Walk in downtown Fort Myers. Aparte is a multiple year winner of the Young Artists Awards competition and is a student at North Fort Myers High School. Sarah Best was a finalist in the 2012 competition, and will be joined by her sister, Elisabeth, who is 13 years old. The Young Artists Awards, beginning its tenth year of programming, is a not for profit education, performance, audition and scholarship program for students from throughout Southwest Florida. The organization is also a monthly partner with Art Walk. The Art League of Fort Myers is located at 1451 Monroe Street, Fort Myers in the downtown River District. For more information, visit www.youngartistsawards.org or search Young Artists Awards on Facebook. Noelle Aparte Sarah Best Elisabeth Best Villanova University GraduatesSteven Harris and Stephanie Mitchell, both residents of Fort Myers, graduated from Villanova University during the spring commencement ceremony held on May 20. Harris earned a bachelors degree in Business Administration while Mitchell earned a Master of Arts degree. Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER AUGUST 3, 201218 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, We are having first day of school jitters at my house my oldest child will be going to an all day kindergarten. What are some things we can do to keep things calm? Katie M., Fort Myers Beach Katie, School jitters happen to all of us at sometime or another. Its very normal. There are some things though that you can do to ease that nervousness, especially for a young kindergarten child. Before school starts: If your childs school does not have an orientation program, make an appointment to visit the school. Walk around the building and walk the route to your childs classroom. During your visit, take some pictures of your child at various places at the school and make your own book about going to school. Drive your childs bus route and point out places of interest along the way. A week or so before school starts, begin waking your child at the time he will need to wake up in order to go to school. This will help you know how much sleep your child will need so that he or she is rested for school. Adjust bedtime accordingly On the first day of school: Make sure your child has a healthy breakfast. He or she will need to pay attention to the teacher, not a hungry tummy. Give your child a picture of your family to keep in his desk or backpack. She or he can look at it whenever he feels lonely. Celebrate. Families should proudly celebrate the first day of kindergarten as an important passage in a childs life. If your child doesnt want to go to school: Be matter of fact. Let your child know that going to school is expected of them. Dont give in to pleading. As hard as it is, if you give in to your childs pleads not to go to school, it will make it that much harder for him to go next time. Dont repeatedly tell your children how much youre going to miss them when they go to school. This will only make it more difficult to separate from you. Most children are afraid of the unknown. Preparing your child beforehand will relieve many of their fears. Parent jitters: Try to keep your own anxiety in check. Children can often sense when their parents are upset and can become nervous themselves. Talk it out. If you are nervous about your child leaving the nest, talk with someone you trust a friend, your parents, a clergy member or a school employee. Nervousness is normal and the anxiety should subside in about a couple of weeks once your child feels comfortable in his new routine. I know that both of you will enjoy the kindergarten experience its great! Adapted from the Virginia Academy of School Psychologists, public service department 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. Dorsey To Visit Pine Island, Lakes Regional LibrariesMeet bestselling Florida author Tim Dorsey at two Lee County Library System libraries during August. Dorseys novels are of the mystery-crime fiction genre, of which the Denver Rocky Mountain News described as hilarious. The Pine Island Library will hold the Pine Island Grenade, An Event with Tim Dorsey on Friday, August 24 at 2:30 p.m. The author discussion is sponsored by the Friends of the Pine Island Library. The Lakes Regional Library will also hold a discussion with Dorsey on his latest book, Pineapple Grenade, on Saturday, August 25 at 1:30 p.m. The author discussion is sponsored by the Friends of the Lakes Regional Library. Both events are free to the public. Reservations are required for the Lakes Regional Library appearance. Go to www.lee-county/library and click on the calendar to make a reservation. Tim Dorsey writes about crime capers in Florida and has published 15 novels in several languages, said Randy Briggs, Pine Island Library manager. We always enjoy hearing him speak when he is in the area. He is very entertaining! Dorseys novels include Florida Roadkill, Hammerhead Ranch Motel, Orange Crush, Triggerfish Twist, The Stingray Shuffle, Cadillac Beach, Torpedo Juice, The Big Bamboo, Hurricane Punch, Atomic Lobster, Nuclear Jellyfish, Gator A-Go-Go, Electric Barracuda, When Elves Attack and Pineapple Grenade. 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The conference is being conducted by the Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Diversity Council and is free of charge. The event is also being sponsored by Walmart. This conference will provide an environment for young men, professionals and mentors to come together and engage in dialogue about important issues and topics, said Gail Williams, president of the Chapter and Chief Diversity Officer at Hodges. MOVE was developed to address the needs of high school, college and young professional males. The event will explore various issues that young men face in contemporary society completing and excelling in high school and college; preparing for and excelling in the workplace; branding oneself; and becoming leaders in the community. We are also inviting parents to attend as well. It is our objective to encourage high school males to discuss the obstacles they face in remaining in school and excelling academically. We hope to help them see the importance of seeking higher education as well. For college males, we will encourage them to complete their academic careers and for young professionals to make themselves marketable. With the right amount of help and support, we hope our attendees leave with a brighter outlook on their futures. Topics of discussion include time management goals, STEM, balancing work and school, communication skills-verbal and written, positive relationship building, first impressions and staying healthy. The keynote speaker for the conference will be Dennis Kennedy, founder and CEO of the National Diversity Council.For information regarding the conference, contact Gail Williams at 598-6135. Lee Education & Employment Training BeginsLee County residents currently working at low-skill, low-paying jobs who have not had an opportunity for higher education or previous job training may take advantage of cost-free job training in medical front office skills to increase their pay. The seven-month, no-cost jobtraining program starts on October 9 and the class will graduate in May 2013. Telephone interviews will be accepted now through October 2. The class is filled on a first-come, first-served basis and fills quickly. All applicants must be working, must provide proof of earned income, proof of high school diploma or GED, pass a basic assessment in reading, language and spelling, and pass a criminal background check. This training is available through the Lee Education & Employment program and is funded by a Community Services Block Grant. The federal grant gives lowincome persons the opportunity to raise their income and enter a new career at the front desk of a medical facility or in medical records. The medical office skills (certificate) program includes keyboarding and computer applications, medical terminology, medical front office procedures, basic billing and coding, electronic medical records, HIPAA training and Heartsaver AED certification. Case management, assistance with resumes, job search and interview skills are also included in the program. Successful applicants must be in stable housing and have reliable transportation to the classes, which are held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Fort Myers Institute of Technology (formerly known as High Tech Center Central), 3800 Michigan Avenue in Fort Myers. The L.E.E. Program covers all costs for tuition, books and can cover childcare cost during class hours. Contact Marti Mills at 533-7933 for an initial telephone interview to determine eligibility.


19 THE RIVER AUGUST 3, 2012 Spiny Lobster, Avocado and Grapefruit Salad 2 teaspoons shallots, finely chopped 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1/4 teaspoon table salt 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 1/2 cups spiny lobster meat, cooked and chilled 2 cups baby arugula 1 ripe avocado half, peeled and sliced 1 pink grapefruit, peeled and sectioned Sea salt to taste Combine shallots, lemon juice, and salt in a small bowl. Add oil in a stream, whisking to blend. Set aside. Slice cooked lobster meat into half-inch-thick medallions. Arrange arugula, avocado slices, lobster slices and grapefruit sections on two salad plates; drizzle with shallotlemon dressing. Add sea salt to taste and serve. Yields two servings Nutritional Value Per Serving Calories 714, Calories From Fat 307, Total Fat 34g, Saturated Fat 5g, Trans Fatty Acid 0, Cholesterol 238mg, Total Carbohydrate 28g, Protein 73g, Omega 3 Fatty Acid 1.56g. Spiny Lobster, Avocado and Grapefruit Salad Chamber To Host Education Seminar SeriesThe Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce will kick-off its Education Seminar Series on Friday, August 24 from 8:30 until 10:30 a.m. at Edison State College, located on College Parkway. The series is a five-part developmental seminar that allows local professionals to learn useful tips and strategies to help their business reach its full potential. Every seminar features a local speaker who holds experience and success in business development. Each session will highlight a new business related theme. The five topics include: Create Your Own Business Plan Strategy, Marketing & PR Dress To Impress Networking & Social Media Human Resources The five-part Education Seminar Series is only $100 or individual classes are available for $25 per person. All locations, times, featured speakers and topics are listed on the application form that can be found online at www.fortmyers.org. For more information or to register, contact Erika Hilliard at 332-3624 ext. 217 or via email at Erika@fortmyers.org. Financial FocusFinancial Tips For Newly Single Women by Jennifer BaseyWithin a marriage, a man and a womans financial circumstances are generally pretty much equal. But if a divorce occurs, the womans situation tends to be somewhat more challenging than that of her ex-spouse. And thats why, during this major life transition, you may want to meet with a professional financial advisor to go over your spending needs and your cash flow, so that you know what you absolutely need today and how you can plan for tomorrow. Before we get into some possible steps you can take, lets look at some of the reasons that women may fare worse than men, financially speaking, following a divorce: Lower income The average womans family income drops by 37 percent after divorce, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. In many cases, divorce exacerbates a situation in which women were already trailing men in earnings. In fact, women still only earn 77 cents for each dollar earned by men, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Smaller retirement accounts The average balance on womens defined contribution plans (such as 401(k) plans) is only 60 percent of mens average balances, according to LIMRA, a financial services research organization. Of course, averages are just that averages. But whether you recognize yourself in the above numbers or not, consider these suggestions: Create an emergency fund Try to put six months to a years worth of living expenses in a liquid account. Once youve established this emergency fund, you wont have to dip into long-term investments to pay for unexpected costs, such as an expensive car repair, a new furnace or a large medical bill. Contribute as much as you can afford to your retirement accounts Even if you will eventually receive some of your ex-spouses retirement funds, you need to take full advantage of your own savings opportunities because its pretty hard to save too much for retirement. If money is tight, it wont always be easy, but contribute as much as you can to your 401(k) or similar employer-sponsored retirement plan. At a minimum, put in enough to earn the employers match, if one is offered. Rebalance your investment portfolio If you are now investing for yourself, youll want to take a close look at your asset mix to make sure it is appropriate for your situation. For example, your risk tolerance may be quite different than that of your ex-spouses. So if you now have total control over an investment portfolio, you need to make sure it reflects your needs and preferences. Consequently, you may need to rebalance your holdings. Above all, get some help As mentioned above, now is a good time to meet with a financial advisor. And if you dont have much experience in managing your finances, you may even find it helpful to work with a trust company, which can collaborate with your financial provider to manage your assets and also provide a variety of other functions, including bill payment and record keeping. A trust companys services can prove especially valuable to you and your family should you ever become incapacitated. Unfortunately, a divorce may leave you feeling at sea in many areas of your life. But by following the above suggestions, you can at least help keep your financial ship in calmer waters. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jennifer.basey@edwardjones.com. Email editorial copy to: press@riverweekly.com Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER AUGUST 3, 201220 TIFs 2012 Charity Classic Pro-Am Golf TournamentThe Immokalee Foundation will hold its 2012 Charity Classic Pro-Am golf tournament at Bay Colony Golf Club in Naples on Monday, November 12. The seventh annual fundraising event will pair two dozen of the worlds greatest golfers with Naples most philanthropic players. Mark Lye, PGA Tour professional and Golf Channel analyst, has once again recruited professionals from the LPGA, PGA Tour, Champions Tour and Nationwide Tour. To date, the lineup includes golfing greats Steve Flesch, Brian Gay, Briny Baird, Chip Beck, Russ Cochran, Andy Bean, George McNeil and Peter Jacobsen. Co-chairing the event are Kevin Johnson of Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management and Harry Debes, retired software executive. This tournament is about making a difference in a childs future, said Johnson. Building pathways to success for hundreds of students in The Immokalee Foundation programs while enjoying a great day of golf is a win-win for everyone. The exclusive event is slated to include only 24 foursomes, plus pros. The benefit tournament begins at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast and golf demonstrations, followed by a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. The scramble format pairs players with a different pro for each nine holes. The awards luncheon will be held immediately following the tournament. Entry fees begin at $5,000. All ProAm golfers will receive tickets to the highly acclaimed 2012 Charity Classic Celebration dinner and auction on Friday, November 16 at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. The event will benefit the foundations educational programs including Take Stock in Children Immokalee program, Career Development, College Success, Direct Scholarships, The First Tee of Naples/Collier Program in Immokalee, Immokalee Readers and Community Collaborative Efforts. With the continued generosity of TIF benefactors, sponsors and participants, TIF is able to expand programs and help more children of Immokalee, said Debes. Sponsorships are available for as little as $500 with endless possibilities to make a difference in the lives of many TIF students. Presenting sponsor for the 2012 Charity Classic Celebration and Pro-Am is Kevin Johnson and Wayne Meland with Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management. Additional sponsors are Fifth Third Bank, founding sponsor; and GE Foundation, corporate matching sponsor. Hope Society sponsor is Arthrex. The Empowerment Circle sponsor is Kelly Tractor/CAT. Naples Illustrated is the corporate media sponsor. The Education Circle sponsor is Jaguar of Naples and Porsche of Naples. Last years Charity Classic Celebration and Pro-Am raised a combined total of approximately $1.6 million to fund the foundations educational programs for the children of Immokalee. To learn more about volunteering as a mentor or for additional information, call 430-9122 or visit www.immokaleefoundation.org. From left, Johnnie Gonzales, Erial Perez, Charity Gonzales, Mark Lye, Alex Galvan, Gerardo Lugo and David Turrubiartez Olympic-Type Professional Womens Golf Coming Here This Year In Unique Season-Ending Tournamentby Ed FrankWhile the world is focused on the Summer Olympic Games, let us digress from London to Naples to report on an Olympic-type event in womens golf that will be held here in November. The worlds best women golfers will compete November 15 to 18 at TwinEagles in North Naples the first time in more than a decade that an LPGA tournament has been held in Southwest Florida. The field for the prestigious event, with a $1.5 million purse, will include the top three finishers from each official LPGA tournament on the 2012 tour. Known as the CME Group Titleholders, the tournament succeeds the former LPGA Tour Championship that was played in 2009 and 2010. The Titleholders debuted last year in Orlando, but has moved here on a permanent basis. CME Group is a financial securities corporation based in Chicago. While there are 11 official LPGA tournaments remaining this year, the following is just a partial list of women champions who already have qualified for this seasonending event: Stacy Lewis, Brittany Lincicome, Yani Tseng, Angela Standford, Hee Young Park, Se Ri Pak, Amy Yang, Cristie Kerr, Lexi Thompson, Karrie Webb, Morgan Pressel, Vicky Hurst, Katherine Hull, Suzann Pettersen, Brittany Lang and Natalie Gulbis. All told, 45 women have qualified from the 15 official 2012 LPGA tournaments that have been played to date. The 2011 winner, Hee Young Park of South Korea, will return to defend her title as she qualified early in the year as the second qualifier at the RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup in March. Her first-place prize last year was $500,000, one-third of the purse. The CME Group Titleholders adds to the rich tradition of professional golf in Southwest Florida which has been the home of Greg Normans Shark Shootout and the Champions Tours Ace Group Classic for many years. If interested, there are many volunteer opportunities available for this new event by calling Kyler OShea at 300-2232 or by e-mail at kyler.oshea@octagon.com. Miracle Win Seven Of 10, Move Toward First Place The Fort Myers Miracle baseball team picked the right time to play winning baseball having won seven of their last 10 games through Monday of this week, including an 11-3 thumping of the Brevard County Manatees on Monday night. The hot streak moved the Miracle to within one game of first-place in the Florida State League South Division. On the road this weekend, the local baseball team returns to Hammond Stadium next Tuesday to begin a six-game home stand against the Jupiter Hammerheads and St. Lucie Mets. Baseball Dominates Lee County FieldsLee County Parks & Recreation baseball facilities just finished hosting six consecutive weeks of amateur baseball tournaments at its sites with 342 teams that played 1,233 games. The action will continue this weekend when Southwest Florida Travel Ball starts on Saturday, August 4 at the Lee County Player Development Complex and Terry Park. Those two sites as well as the Lee County Sports Complex, JetBlue Park and City of Palms Park hosted the following: Amateur Athletic Union National Championships: One week, 40 teams, 162 games from July 23 to 29. Perfect Game Baseball: Three weeks, 276 teams, 980 games from June 30 to July 20. USA Baseball: Two weeks, 26 teams, 91 games from June 18 to 30. The Perfect Game Baseball event also drew collegiate and pro scouts to Lee County. Summers annual baseball events significantly impact the countys hotels and motels. Teams came from the Lower 48 states and Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Canada. A sports tourism report detailing baseballs economic impact in July will be available at the August 10 Lee County Tourist Development Council meeting. In 2011, amateur baseball events used Lee County Parks & Recreations stadiums 218 days with players, coaches and their families generating a $48.8 million economic impact. More information on Lee County Parks & Recreations baseball facilities can be found online at www.leeparks. org.


21 THE RIVER AUGUST 3, 2012 Little League Title Hopes EndedMonday night, July 23 brought painful endings to deep postseason runs for a pair of local Little League teams. The championship dreams of both the Greater Fort Myers 9-10-year-old softball and Cape Coral Americans 10-11-year-old baseball teams came up one win short of a regional tournament berth. Fort Myers postseason run came to an end early Monday with a 12-1 loss to Land O Lakes in the state championship game played in Viera, followed by Cape Coral Americans 13-2 defeat against reigning state champ Plant City. All-Stars started with 258 teams, and were one of the final two, said Cape Coral American manager Bill Shuck. Thats not bad. The defeat was eerily familiar to Shucks squad, who made it to the same point last year before falling against Plant City. His team got runs off of a Jose Rodriguez score on a passed ball and a Josh Halm RBI single, but could not stop the powerful Plant City offense. The kids really gave their hearts, Shuck added. Fort Myers stormed in fresh off of a 10-0 semifinal victory over St. Cloud, but fell behind early and could not make up ground against Land O Lakes. Abbey Thomas hit .600 for the tournament with five doubles and Maria Angelina batted .470 for Fort Myers. The biggest thing was probably the nerves of playing in the state tournament, said manager Steve Kline. But our biggest goal was to get to states, and to get all the way to the championship game transcended my expectations. It was a great experience. The Greater Fort Myers Little League 9-10 All-Star softball team. Bottom row from left is Kristin Rodriquez, Alex Hilton, Abby Clinger, Sayer Lecius and Madison Reynolds. Top row from left is Abby Thomas, Maria Angelino, Megan Kline, Vivian Ponn, Victoria Ponn and Avery Perkins. Not pictured are Jordon Hayduk and coaches TW Thomas and Steve Kline 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! Email your editorial copy to: press@riverweekly.com August Classes At Veterans Park Rec CenterVeterans Park Recreation Center, located at 55 Homestead Road South in Lehigh Acres, will host the following programs and classes during the month of August: Zumba Toning (age 13 and older), held on Mondays from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $20 for four classes or drop-in for $8 per class (see staff for multi-class discounts). All About Workout (age 18 and older), held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Cost is $35 for eight classes. Youth Karate/Tae Kwon Do (age 7 to 12), held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:10 to 7 p.m. Cost is $69 per month. Minimum of five participants is required. Total Body Conditioning (age 18 and older), held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. Cost is $30 for the month or drop-in for $5 per class. Adult Ballet (age 18 and older), held on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cost is $30 for four classes (eligible for multifamily/buddy discount). Yoga (age 18 and older), held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cost is $30 for four classes, $55 for eight classes or drop-in for $10 per class. Oil Painting (age 14 and older), held on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $40 per month or drop-in for $15 per class. Watercolor/charcoal classes are also available. Zumba (age 13 and older), held on Wednesdays from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. or Saturdays from 10 to 11 a.m. Cost is $20 for four classes or drop-in for $8 per class. See staff for multi-class discounts. Uplift-Chess Club, held on Thursdays for children from 2 to 6 p.m. or for any member from 6 to 8 p.m. Participation is free. Youth Clay Hand Building (age 6 to 15), held on Thursdays from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Cost is $30 for four classes plus $10 paid to instructor for supplies. Adult Clay Hand Building (age 16 and older), held on Thursdays from 5 to 7 p.m. Cost is $45 for four classes plus $25 paid to instructor for supplies. Youth Soccer Academy (age 4 to 14), held on Saturdays from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Cost is $30 for four classes. A $10 facility membership fee or $25 for a family is required to participate in any of our programs. For more information, call 369-1521 or visit www.leeparks.org. To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


THE RIVER AUGUST 3, 201222 Condo and HOA Part 1 Of 2Know Your RightsBy Susan M. McLaughlin, Attorney at LawFour Things An Association Should Look At Before Signing Any ContractMost associations do a good job of negotiating the price and service terms with their vendors, but often execute the form of contract presented to them by the vendor without consulting with counsel and without carefully reviewing the general terms and conditions contained in the contract. Below are two of four areas where the vendors/contractors form typically needs to be revised to protect the association. We will examine the other two areas in the next column. Termination/Automatic Renewal The ideal termination provision allows the association the right to terminate the contract, without cause, by giving 30 days prior notice. This is not inconsistent with the vendors agreement that the price will not increase for one year. Regardless, the vendors form will usually provide that the term of the contract is for one year and the contract will automatically renew for another full year unless one of the parties provides written notice of cancellation at least 30, 60 or even 90 days prior to the anniversary date. If the minimum term really is 30 days with a price guarantee for one year, then the whole provision needs to be changed. But even when the association agrees to a minimum term of one year, the automatic renewal provision should always be stricken and replaced with a provision for a month-to-month renewal after the initial term. Its best that an association not agree to a minimum term of more than one year for landscaping or similar service contracts. Dispute Resolution Compulsory arbitration of disputes may make sense in very large construction contracts, but in the context under discussion, arbitration is not simpler, quicker or cheaper than using the courts. The jurisdiction and venue for the resolution of any dispute should be the Florida State Court in and for the county where the property is located. A provision for prevailing party attorney fees and costs is also considered to be progressive thinking, but is more likely to hurt than help when dealing with a small landscaping or pool cleaning company. Conclusion The general standard terms and conditions in the contract are often not even discussed in negotiations. We find that the contractors almost always agree to the changes proposed by the association without requesting any adjustment in the price. Getting these concessions on the front end can save substantial trouble and expense if the relationship sours. This information is general and is not intended as specific legal advice applicable to your Association. Further, the principles of law cited herein are subject to change from time to time. Each case is fact and condominium document specific. McLaughlin limits her practice to representing community associations, although in the course of that she handles a wide range of legal matters. She can be contacted at inquiry@condoandhoalawgroup.com. Cypress Cove Receives Two Esteem AwardsDuring its statewide conference held this week in Orlando, LeadingAge Florida honored Cypress Cove at HealthPark Florida with two prestigious awards in recognition of programmatic excellence and advocacy efforts on behalf of Floridas seniors. Doug Dodson, president of Lee Healthcare Resources, received the honorable distinction of Advocate of the Year in recognition for his work with our Board of Directors to positively influence state legislation on several important issues on behalf of Cypress Cove and other Continuing Care Retirement Communities throughout the state serving Floridas seniors. Cypress Cove at HealthPark Florida, Inc. was also awarded the Best Practice Award for an innovative program, designed by Cypress Cove staff Jill Cerami and Angela Sardina, to help reduce the potential fall risks associated with the aging process. The F.E.A.T. (Falls Education and Aquatic Training) program combines physical exercise with education to reduce the chance of falls. This multi-disciplinary aquatic intervention is targeted to seniors who are at risk of falling. The evidence gleaned from the program to date clearly indicates that this program is effective in reducing falls among its participants. LeadingAge Florida is the only statewide association representing non-profit retirement communities and providers of aging services. Serving nearly 400 mission-driven communities trusted with providing quality care and services. LeadingAge Florida promotes practices that support, enable and empower people to live fully as they age. Cypress Cove at HealthPark Florida is a non-profit continuing care retirement community offering independent living apartments and villas, assisted living and nursing care. To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732 Suncoast Beverage Sales Employees Volunteer At CCMIs Everyday CafeMore than 20 Suncoast Beverage Sales employees recently provided two days of service at Community Cooperative Ministries, Inc. Employees spent the morning and afternoon preparing meals for the hungry in CCMIs Everyday Cafe, stocking shelves and helping clients shop in the Everyday Marketplace, contacting Meals On Wheels clients and volunteers and mentoring students in the Community Montessori. We are committed to being an active volunteer force in the Southwest Florida community, said Molly Wright, vice president of marketing/high-end brands for Suncoast Beverage Sales. We are engaged with what CCMI is doing to help the hungry and homeless in our area and want to do our part to help be the catalyst for change. Since 1993, family owned and operated Suncoast Beverage Sales has served as the authorized distributor of Anheuser-Busch products to grocery and convenience stores, bars, restaurants, sports lounges, drug stores, the hospitality industry and other popular commercially licensed institutions in Southwest Florida CCMI is an innovative, nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of social service entrepreneurs fighting to end homelessness and hunger in the local community. The agency provides more than 14,000 meals each month through its Everyday Caf and Marketplace and Home Delivered Meals programs. CCMI also educates 40 children in its Community Montessori, offers homeless and comprehensive case coaching services through its United Way Resource House, oversees an emergency mobile food pantry and supplies weekend backpacks full of food to more than 1,500 children each school year. CCMI serves Fort Myers and the greater Lee County area, including Bonita Springs, Cape Coral and Lehigh Acres. CCMI works in partnership with United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades, Harry Chapin Food Bank and various community foundations as well as collaborating with fellow community and service groups including The School District of Lee County and numerous churches, businesses and community support organizations. For more information, call 332-7687 or visit www.ccmileecounty.com. Suncoast Beverage Sales members volunteered at CCMIs Everyday Cafe Port Authority Receives AwardThe Lee County Port Authority was given the Outstanding Environmental Project Award for the Page Field General Aviation Terminal Complex at the 2012 Florida Planning & Zoning Association Awards during the FPZA 60th Annual State Conference held in Orlando. The FPZA annual awards have become a standard for land development and public/private planning statewide with the intention of identifying and promoting best practices. The Lee County Port Authority is proud to be recognized for its sustainability and environmental efforts pertaining to the General Aviation Terminal Complex at Page Field, said Robert M. Ball, A.A.E, executive director of the Lee County Port Authority. The state-of-the-art project was recognized for its success in balancing general aviation needs with the surrounding community by incorporating beautification of a local urban corridor, the airports rich aviation history, public safety and sustainable business practices. Some of the specific elements mentioned were: Landscaping used as a buffer and visual screening from the roadway while using airport acceptable plants that do not attract hazardous wildlife such as birds; Pole lighting used on the airfield and lights on the building are shielded to help limit the night-glow to surrounding communities; Page Fields rich military heritage was incorporated into the terminals architecture and design, paying respect to the historical role of the airfield in the community;continued on page 24


23 THE RIVER AUGUST 3, 2012 deaRPharmacistDiscontinuing Medications Safelyby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: While in the hospital, I received an IV antibiotic, and now I have to take two antibiotics while home. My pharmacist warned me to continue taking it and not stop, but these drugs make me feel sick. What will happen if I stop too soon? RH, Denver, Colorado Im not clued in to what harmful organism youre facing, but I can tell you theres a right and wrong way to stopping medications. Antibiotics, antivirals and antifungals can all be discontinued suddenly (without tapering down), however, stopping before youve completed your course will cause resistance. The bad bugs will have seen the antibiotic just long enough to become desensitized and adapt to it. Next time they see it, the bugs tell the antibiotic to talk to the hand. As an example, if you stop taking an antibiotic for staph, it could morph into a deadly infection called MRSA. I dont advocate pill-popping for every itch and scratch. In fact, I find the big commercial push for medications rather annoying. But Im responsible and do think its important to stay on your medicine if youre treating a chronic infection, or a dangerous pathogen such as certain species of Clostridium, E. Coli, MRSA, West Nile, Legionella, Anthrax, Borellia, Bartonella, Strep pyogenes and many others. Just FYI, that last bug eats flesh! With drug therapy, I always say weigh the benefits to your risks. I dont believe in using antibiotics like a wet blanket for people when you cant pinpoint the exact pathogen. And its equally dangerous to your health to take antibiotics without also taking probiotics, and yet people are not told to do this as the standard of care. If this is news to you, please get a live, viable probiotic blend such as Dr. Ohhiras or Xymogens ProbioMax, Culturelle and many others. Probiotics and liver-supporting herbs and nutrients will help minimize the Herx reaction during antibiotic therapy and I think this will help you. For instance, NAC, L-glutathione, milk thistle, dandelion and artichoke extract are great options. A Herx reaction is short for Herxheimer, and refers to the misery one feels during antibiotic therapy, as bugs die in your body, forcing your liver to contend with and clear all those dead bug parts and toxins released upon their demise. If you have concerns about your medicine, speak to your pharmacist and physician about the proper way to discontinue it so you dont wind up with delirium tremens, a seizure or adrenal shock. Heres a partial list of meds that should never be stopped abruptly: Alcohol Pain pills containing hydrocodone or oxycodone Almost all prescribed sleep aids Psychostimulants used for attention deficit or ADHD Anticonvulsants Corticosteroids SSRI or SNRI categories of antidepressants (ask your pharmacist) Heres a partial list of some meds that could be stopped abruptly if necessary: Bone building drugs Analgesics such as ibuprofen, naproxin, meloxicam and celecoxib Cholesterol reducers Birth control and hormone replacement Medications for erectile dysfunction Thyroid medication Aspirin and blood thinners This information is not intended to treat, cure or diagnose your condition. Suzy Cohen is the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and is a registered pharmacist. To contact her, visit www. dearpharmacist.com. Mom And Me by Lizzie and PryceLizzie and Pryce answer your questions and give advice about aging concerns from a two-generational perspective. A mother and daughter team, Lizzie is a retired RN and health educator, and Pryce is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice who specializes in the care of elders and people with chronic illnesses. Dear Mom & Me, Our adult children have done nothing to make us proud. We tried very hard, did our very best, but they have accomplished absolutely nothing. My husband was a non-English speaking immigrant when he came to the U.S. I am native born, and together we have done well. Our children are lazy bums. We did not spoil them they just seemed to be takers and expect the government to care for them. We find it very hard to be out socially and hear others talk about their familys accomplishments. What do you think we should do when we are out socially? Ann Marie Dear Ann Marie, We may all be born politically equal but equal we are not. Some are born with greater health, more intelligence, social advantage and they choose the right parents. You tried hard and did your very best. There is nothing else you can do. Most people are average, but some people seem to have a great deal of luck and always seem to be at the right place at the right time. If you feel uncomfortable with people, try and avoid being in their company. But, if you really enjoy their company, try to change the subject. If that doesnt work, just move on to other groups of people. Lizzie Dear Ann Marie, Sorry to hear your thoughts about your adult children. Some of us adult children are not aware or do not care that our choices affect our parents mood and happiness. Since your children are now adults as you describe, they can make their own choices. Good or bad, outside what it means for you as their parent. You have no control over them or their choices, only your own and how much you allow their choices to concern and/or control your mood and emotions. You can choose to focus on the fact you did the very best you could have done as a parent. Your children choose differently. In social settings, come up with a polite but non-revealing comment about your children (they are still looking for employment that challenges them) or something similar, then change the topic or remember you promised to talk to someone else, or you needed to refill your drink. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. Back To School Blood Drive To Help Combat Summer Blood ShortagesLee Memorial Blood Centers will be hosting a community blood drive at the Edison Mall (inside set up, in front of Dillards), 4125 Cleveland Avenue in Fort Myers on Friday, August 3 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, August 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All donors receive a free drawstring backpack and goody bag with coupons. The need for blood locally remains constant, and donations are needed to offset summer blood shortages. People can donate a pint of blood every 56 days. Donors are encouraged to eat a meal prior to giving blood and drink plenty of water. A photo ID is required at donation time. Blood donation requirements include a minimum weight of 115 pounds and minimum age of 17. A 16-year-old may donate blood with written parental consent. There is no upper age limit for donating blood. Many health conditions and medications do not prevent someone from donating blood. People taking insulin, blood pressure, thyroid and cholesterol medications, aspirin, antidepressants and hormone replacement can give blood. Tattoos are also okay as long as they are healed and have been done in a reputable tattoo facility. Call 343-2333 with any questions about donating blood. Send your editorial copy to: press@riverweekly.com Dr. DaveDr. Redenbacherby Dr. Dave HepburnMy wife and I love nothing better than to sneak into a movie with contraband Snickers, jujubees, baked Alaska or anything else I can stuff down the front of my trousers. The joy isnt so much in the snacking, but rather in outwitting the tenacious teen security on the way in. Sir, what is that stuffed in your pants? Umm, its a bottle of red wine. No worries, but youre sure you dont have any Glossettes or Nibs down there? So far, their cavity searches have usually failed to uncover anything but cavities. But one thing weve failed to sneak in successfully is... popcorn. We did once, but we forgot the muffler to our portable radar range so we were asked to leave, none too politely. Red wine, chocolate and popcorn. Sounds like a Sealey breakfast. No doubt a dietary disaster. Or is it? Popcorn Popcorn is the only real food that is 100 percent unprocessed whole grain. Lots of fibre and tons of polyphenols. Polyphenols are a good thing, unlike polyester and Pauly Shore. They are antioxidants that run about your corpse looking to beat free radicals like a Southern Baptist cop at Woodstock. Free radicals are bad things, unlike free lunch, Free Willy and free beer. While polyphenols are significantly diluted in the 90 percent water that constitutes fruits and veggies, they are quite concentrated in popcorn, which is only about four percent water. The annoying, floss-inducing hulls of popcorn, the shards we discover the next morning wedged between our teeth, have the highest concentrations of polyphenols and fiber. So floss, gag, swallow, gag again.continued on page 24


THE RIVER AUGUST 3, 201224 Food Bank Receives Proceeds From Business-To-Business EventThe Harry Chapin Food Bank received $465.00 and 84 pounds of canned food from the July 18 Business-to-Business event held at Bank United, 8646 Gladiolus Drive in Fort Myers. This will enable the food bank to provide $2,790.00 in food to families. Those attending the event enjoyed learning what the various businesses can offer, while enjoying good food and raffle prizes. The evening event was organized by Deborah Arnold, Bank United. Participating businesses included Platinum PEO Resources-Workers Compensation, Cheetah Printing and Signs, Virtual Office of Florida, XLR8-Tanya Kantenwein-Power Plate Trainer, Janie Ingels-Tupperware, Partner4performance, Fuller Online Solutions, Janet Beddoe-The Alarm Queen, All American Alarms, Vilma Matias-Jewels by Park Lane, and Linda Frost-Nash Insurance-Independent Insurance Agent. Food for the event was provided by LaMottas Italian Restaurant and Costco, with Sweetbay contributing canned goods for the food drive.Additional information about the Business-to-Business event can be obtained by contacting Deborah Arnold of Bank United at 432-2716. To contribute financially to the Harry Chapin Food Bank, call 334-7007 or go to www.harrychapinfoodbank.org. Participants in the Business-to-Business event at Bank United enjoy learning about the businesses that took part on July 18Animal Services Celebrates Lees 125th AnniversaryAnimal Services is joining Lee Countys year-long celebration of its 125th Quasquicentennial Anniversary by offering discounts on pet adoptions. During the agencys Dog Days of Summer adoption promotion, adopters will have a chance to take home an adult dog or cat for just $8, a kitten for $20 or a small breed dog or puppy for only $50. Cats and kittens are two for the price of one. In honor of its independence from Monroe County on May 13, 1887 the County is offering a variety of special programs and activities throughout the year including themed events such as the Dog Days of Summer. Visit www. lee-county.com/125th for a schedule of events throughout 2012 as well as a recommended reading list, historical photo gallery, trivia questions, and more. The best celebration of all would be to adopt out 125 dogs and 125 cats, said Donna Ward, LCDAS director. We have the best selection of pets in the county so anyone who wants a new friend or family member can definitely find them at Animal Services. Even though adoption fees will be reduced, all pets adopted still will receive sterilization, age appropriate vaccinations, county license, microchip ID, deworming, flea treatment, a heartworm test for dogs, feline aids and leukemia test for cats, 10-day health guarantee, and a bag of Hills Science Diet dog or cat food. The adoption package is valued at over $500. Pets waiting to be adopted can be viewed online at www.LeeLostPets.com or visit the shelter at 5600 Banner Drive 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 WARRANTYin Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. Adoption viewing hours are Monday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. You can even submit your adoption application online before you come to the shelter. Volunteers and staff are available to help you find the pet that is best suited for you and your familys lifestyle. For more information about pets for adoption, go to www.LeeLostPets.com or call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS). If you are inquiring about a pet you have seen online, please have the animal ID number ready for faster assistance. Many Rainy Day Movies Available At Your LibraryLooking for a fun way to spend a rainy day? Check out the movies available at your local library. Did you know that the Lee County Library System has more than 185,000 DVDs and over 8,500 Blu-ray movies? These movies include cartoons, documentaries, comedies, TV series, sci-fi, crime, mysteries, action /adventure, foreign films, classics, westerns, musicals and more. The movies are distributed by the likes of PBS, Disney, Sony, Universal Studios, Twentieth Century Fox and National Geographic. You can always find a fun, educational or interesting movie to watch, said Sheldon Kaye, director of the Lee County Library System. The only thing that is required is to have a Lee County Library card in good standing. You may search for a movie in the Lee County Library Systems catalog from your home computer via the library eBranch or website at www.lee-county/ library. When you find movies you would like to view, you may put the movies on request if they are not already at your closest library. The movie(s) will then be delivered to your selected library and you will be contacted via a phone call or email when it is ready for pick-up. You may have up to seven movies checked-out at a time, per library card. The movies may be borrowed for up to one week. They are renewable for one additional week, unless the item is Most Wanted or reserved for another library patron. Dont have a Lee County Library System library card? Getting one is free and easy. Visit www.lee-county.com/ library to apply online or stop by any branch. Information about Lee County Library System is available for your convenience 24 hours-a-day at www.leecounty.com/library where you can find out about library services, programs, locations, view an online events calendar or place a hold on library items. Telephone Reference is available at 479-INFO (4636). From page 23Dr. RedenbacherAir-popped popcorn is the only way to go as microwave popcorn is 43 percent fat. Chocolate I have written several articles now on the health benefits of chocolate, primarily to assuage my guilt. While my current recommendations of 37 Snickers bars for breakfast have not been validated in any scientific studies (I continue to conduct an ongoing study to be certain the data is not misleading), there is little doubt that a couple of pieces of dark cacao (sounds so much healthier than cocoa or Kit Kats) a day can diminish blood pressure, heart disease, painful nerve disorders and even possibly cancer. The special secret of cacao is flavanol, also an antioxidant. Cacao lowers LDL (bad) cholesterol, raises HDL (good) cholesterol and improves insulin resistance. Cacao also might have a role in dilating vessels to improve blood flow. Red Wine Speaking of flow, urologists and cardiologists really like this stuff. Cardiologists note the protective effect red wine has on the heart and urologists just like to drink. (It helps them forget what they actually do for a living.) The magic in red wine lies in resveratrol. Resveratrol has potential as a therapy for diverse diseases such as type 2 diabetes, Alzheimers disease and heart disease. Though nobody has figured out how it works exactly, it works well enough at preventing heart disease that scientists may be close to actually developing a red wine pill. No doubt this will change the way we prescribe in the future. OK Bloggins, Im going to prescribe you two red wine pills, best taken with red wine, two squares of a Hersheys dark and if that doesnt work, Im going to refer you to a specialist Dr Redenbacher. 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. From page 22Port Authority Solar panels installed on the roof of the new hangar adjacent to the terminal will help reduce costs of providing electricity to the facility; Design of the terminal building included large windows to maximize natural sunlight, use of a chiller system, energy-efficient light fixtures and other conservation efforts; Facility was constructed to meet LEED Certification standards. Southwest Florida International Airport served more than 7.5 million passengers in 2011 and is one of the top 50 U.S. airports for passenger traffic. Page Field provides services to corporate, commercial and private aviators and accommodated more than 78,000 aircraft operations in 2011. For more information, visit www.flylcpa.com. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


25 THE RIVER AUGUST 3, 2012 LightHouse Commons At Edison State College Nears CompletionAt 75 percent capacity, only 100 units remain available at LightHouse Commons at Edison State College. Construction of the 164,000-square-foot, 405-unit residence hall located on the west side of the Fort Myers campus is nearly complete, and students are scheduled begin moving into LightHouse Commons on August 20 and 21. Hard-hat construction tours of the new facility are offered every Wednesday from 3 to 5 p.m. and Fridays from 1:15 to 3:30 p.m. Tour participants are asked to meet in Building S-112 and will be escorted to LightHouse Commons to tour the fourand two-bedroom, two bath units as well as a student model room sponsored by Bed Bath & Beyond. In addition, the tour includes a visit to the fitness room, recreation room, mail room and third-floor conference room, which overlooks the campus. The model room was generously decorated by Bed Bath & Beyond and offers students some great ideas on how to accessorize, personalize and maximize space to create a comfortable environment for living and studying, said Amy Teprovich Ed.D., director of student life at Edison State College. As construction of LightHouse Commons wraps up and students prepare to move in, we are still offering tours and taking registrations for the few rooms that remain. The first on-campus living facility at any of the Edison State College campuses, LightHouse Commons is modeled after apartment-style living and feature two floor plan options to include a two-bedroom, two-bath floor plan and a four-bedroom, twobath floor. The units feature private bedrooms, full kitchens with quality cabinets and fixtures, washers and dryers in each unit and stylish furniture. Meal plans will be available also in combination with leases, as well as payment plans starting as low as $600 per month including utilities. LightHouse Commons offers an on-site recreation room, fitness center, mail center, two-story lobby and sitting area, conference room, and study room on each floor, and a private parking lot with parking available for each resident. The residence hall includes key card access for residents and a security officer in the lobby 24/7. A fulltime Edison State College staff member will live in the facility, as well as resident advisers (RAs) to provide service to the students as needed. Parents and students can learn more and reserve space by visiting the Student Life office on the Lee Campus or by calling 985-8361. In addition, applications and more information are available online at http://housing.edison.edu. FGCU Physical Plant Endowed Scholarship Receives Fourth GiftFlorida Gulf Coast Universitys Physical Plant recently received a generous fourth gift from B&I Contractors, Inc. in support of the Physical Plant Endowed Scholarship Fund. The scholarship fund financially assists qualified students enrolled in environmental studies, civil engineering or environmental engineering. B&I Contractors, Inc. president Gary Griffin and vice president Jason Grabowski contributed $5,000 toward the endowment demonstrating a commitment to FGCU students and Physical Plant for a total of $20,000 to the endowment. B&I Contractors, Inc. has served the university by providing mechanical and plumbing services on campus for the last decade. Scholarship recipient and civil engineering major Krysten Terns is grateful to receive the award. I am very appreciative to have received the Physical Plant Scholarship, said Terns. This scholarship has allowed me to help my parents, and to purchase new books so I can keep them for reference in my professional career. With B&I Contractors gift, the Physical Plant Endowed Scholarship Fund has received more than $80,000 in contributions since 2007. While serving as an ambassador for the annual employee annual giving campaign, assistant director of finance and business operations for Physical Plant, Vikki McConnell realized that collective donations from the department could result in an endowment. Creation of the endowed scholarship fund allows employees in Physical Plant to support both students and its departmental mission. Students in our department are a constant reminder of why we are here and who we are here to serve, McConnell said. Employees contribute to the fund, share information with business and community members, and hope that additional financial support will help more students earn environmental and engineering degrees. The Physical Plant Endowed Scholarship is an opportunity to enhance relationships with business partners as we work together to ensure students become educated in fields of our common interests. Jim Hehl, director of Physical Plant, is grateful to B&I Contractors for their contribution toward FGCU students. This is something we started in Physical Plant, which makes us very proud, added Hehl. Perhaps other donors will see our employees generosity and be a part of this collaborative effort to enhance the student growth in engineering and environmental majors and continue to provide opportunities for future FGCU students. The Physical Plant department at FGCU provides campus operations and maintenance. The department staff is actively involved with students, employing over 100 student workers since 1997, including 65 work study and 13 international students. A worker installs the LightHouse Commons sign on the campus of Edison State College Development CityYear BuiltSquare FootageListing PriceSelling PriceDays on MarketBonita BayBonita Springs2000 4,024 1,899,0001,800,000 73 Palmetto PointFort Myers1988 6,413 1,599,0001,475,000 92 Bonita BayBonita Springs2001 3,898 1,475,0001,340,000 97 Cape Coral Cape Coral1991 4,092 1,450,0001,300,000 113 Pelican LandingBonita Springs2001 3,134 750,000655,000 119 Wildcat Run Estero1990 3,030 699,000640,000 154 Grandezza Estero2002 2,800 650,000620,000 663 Shadow Wood PreserveFort Myers2007 2,929 649,900620,000 232 Vanderbilt LakesBonita Springs1999 3,320 635,000580,000 105 The Landings Fort Myers1990 2,230 525,000525,000 110Courtesy of Royal Shell Real EstateTop 10 Real Estate Sales


PUZZLE ANSWERS My Stars FOR WEEK OF AUGUST 6, 2012ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A strong social whirl brings a new round of good times to fun-loving Rams and Ewes. Cupid also is busy aiming arrows at single Lambs hoping for a heart-to-heart encounter. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A romantic incident could take a more serious turn if the Divine Bovine considers meeting Cupids challenge. Meanwhile, a professional opportunity is also about to turn up. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A bit of hardheaded realism could be just what the Twins need at this emotionally challenged time. Face the facts as they are, not as you want them to be. Good luck. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Many opportunities open up. But you need to be aware of their actual pros and cons. Check them all out and make your choice from those that offer more of what you seek. LEO (July 23 to August 22) A more stable situation begins, allowing you to feel more secure about making important decisions. Meanwhile, be sure to meet your project deadline so you can move on to other things. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Congratulations. A new personal relationship thrives as you learn how to make room in your busy life for this wonderfully warm and exciting emotional experience. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A new contact opens some doors. Thats the good news. But theres a caution involved: Be sure you protect your rights to your work before showing it to anyone. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A former colleague might seek to resume a working partnership. Ask yourself if you need it. If yes, get more information. If no, respectfully decline the request. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Good times dominate your aspect. So why not have a party to celebrate a loved ones success? And do invite that special person you want to know better. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) The shy side of the Sea Goat soon gives way to your more assertive self. This should help you when it comes time to speak up for yourself and your achievements. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A new period of stability will help you deal with some recently reworked plans. Once you get your current task done, you can devote more time to personal matters. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Things are finally much more stable these days, so you can restart the process of meeting your well-planned goals with fewer chances of interruption or delay. BORN THIS WEEK: You love being the brightest light wherever you are, and people love basking in your warmth and charm. On Aug. 9, 1936, at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, black American track star Jesse Owens wins his fourth gold medal of the Games in the 4-by-100-meter relay. His relay team set a new world record of 39.8 seconds, which stood for 20 years. On Aug. 6, 1945, an American B-29 bomber, the Enola Gay, drops the worlds first atom bomb over the city of Hiroshima, Japan. Some 80,000 people are killed as a result of the blast, and another 35,000 are injured. At least 60,000 more would be dead by the end of the year from the effects of the radioactive fallout. On Aug. 7, 1959, the U.S. unmanned spacecraft Explorer 6 is launched into an orbit around the Earth. The spacecraft featured a scanner that transmitted a crude picture of the Earths surface from a distance of 17,000 miles. The photo, received in Hawaii, took nearly 40 minutes to transmit. On Aug. 11, 1965, in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles, a riot began that eventually ranged over a 50-square-mile area. With the assistance of thousands of National Guardsmen, order was restored five days later. The violence left 34 dead, 1,032 injured, nearly 4,000 arrested and $40 million worth of property destroyed. On Aug. 8, 1974, President Richard Nixon announces his intention to become the first president in American history to resign. With impeachment proceedings under way against him for his involvement in the Watergate affair, Nixon finally bowed to pressure from the public and Congress to leave the White House. On Aug. 10, 1981, Pete Rose of the Philadelphia Phillies gets the 3,631st hit of his baseball career, breaking Stan Musials record for most hits by a National Leaguer. It was only Roses 2,886th game; it had taken Musial 3,026 games to set the mark. On Aug. 12, 1990, fossil hunter Susan Hendrickson discovers three huge bones jutting out of a cliff in South Dakota. They turned out to be part of the largest Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton ever discovered, a 65 million-year-old specimen. Amazingly, the skeleton was more than 90 percent complete. It was beloved American comedian and film star Groucho Marx who made the following sage observation: Theres one way to find out if a man is honest -ask him. If he says Yes, you know he is a crook. The ancient Egyptians were known to use crocodile dung as a contraceptive. You may be surprised to learn that when the hit 1950s TV show I Love Lucy had its premiere, Lucille Ball was already 40 years old. Talk about sneaky: In order to get a photo of Bing Crosby in his coffin, The National Enquirer tabloid had a reporter dress as a priest and sneak into the private funeral service. To top it off, on his way out of the service, the disguised journalist told ABC reporter Geraldo Rivera not to pester the family at such a sensitive moment. Every year, about $500 million is spent on beads for Mardi Gras. Ever wonder how the statuette taken home by winners of the Academy Awards got its nickname? Evidently, in 1931 a secretary at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences saw the statuette for the first time and exclaimed, Why, he reminds me of my Uncle Oscar! The comment struck the fancy of a reporter who was present, and he put it in a story about the awards, and the name stuck. Are you acersecomic? If your hair has never been cut, you are. Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee was not himself a slave owner. He reportedly did not believe in the institution of slavery. If this is an average week, three manmade artifacts hurtling into the atmosphere from space will crash into the Earth. The world is round; it has no point. -Adrienne E. Gusoff THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY DID YOU KNOW 1. ADVERTISEMENTS: What product was advertised in TV ads featuring a cartoon character named Charlie the Tuna? 2. BIBLE: How old was David when he become king of Israel? 3. LANGUAGE: What dance and music style from the Portugese language means new trend? 4. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What is the name of the airport in Atlanta? 5. MUSIC: What was the theme song of country/western singer Gene Autry? 6. MYTHOLOGY: In Greek mythology, what was Pegasus unique characteristic? 7. GOVERNMENT: What U.S. government agencys motto is, And ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free? 8. GEOGRAPHY: What is the name of the island where Nassau is located in the Bahamas? 9. MATH: What is the distance around a polygon? 10. TELEVISION: What was the name of Angus MacGyvers employer in the MacGyver drama series? TRIVIA TEST 1. StarKist tuna 2. 30 years old 3. Bossa nova 4. Harts eld International 5. Back in the Saddle Again 6. Pegasus was a winged horse 7. Central Intelligence Agency 8. New Providence 9. Perimeter 10. Phoenix Foundation. ANSWERSTHE RIVER AUGUST 3, 201226 1. Richie Sexson (2001-03) and Prince Fielder (2007-09). 2. Baltimores Scott Erickson had 11 in 1998. 3. Oakland beat the Dolphins Sept. 23, 1973. 4. UConn (2011) and the University of Florida (2006). 5. Paul Coffey. 6. Norways skiers won in 1924, and 7. It was 2000. ANSWERS SPORTS QUIZ 1. In 2010, Ryan Braun became the third Milwaukee Brewer to have three consecutive 100RBI seasons. Name the first two. 2. Who was the last A.L. pitcher before Tampa Bays James Shields in 2011 to have at least 11 complete games in a season? 3. Which NFL team ended the 1972 Miami Dolphins 18-game winning streak the next season? 4. In 2012, the Kentucky Wildcats mens basketball team set an NCAA title game record with 11 blocked shots. Which schools had held the mark? 5. Bobby Orr is the only NHL player to top other defensemen in scoring by more than 20 points in a season six times. Who else did it five times? 6. The first four gold medal winners in the mens Nordic combined at the Winter Olympics were from what country? 7. When was the last time before 2011 that a U.S. team won golfs World Cup?


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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 AUGUST 3, 201230 My name is Rusty. I am a 6-and-a-half-monthold red male Vizsla mix. I was in very poor condition when I was found, so Ive been in foster care for the last three months. My foster mom says Im good around other dogs and Im housebroken. Im also smart and ready to learn more things. Did I mention that Im extremely handsome too? My adoption fee is $8 (regularly $75) during Animal Services Dog Days of Summer Adoption Promotion My name is Alice. I am a 1-year-old black female domestic short hair. I arrived at the shelter with my brood of kittens. My foster mom took care of me and the rest of The Brady Bunch and now Im back at the shelter to be adopted. Most of my kittens have found homes, so I sure hope someone chooses me soon. Im a very affectionate lap cat. I like to greet people by running right up to them and then rolling on my back to be petted. My adoption fee is $8 (regularly $50) during Animal Services Dog Days of Summer 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. Alice (ID# 535039) Rusty (ID# 535842) 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 6190 HENDERSON RD.With almost 380 feet of unobstructed waterfront this property is as unique as they come. This is a corner property with bayou on the front and canal on the side, new wood seawall and dock and direct boating access..Near the Sanctuary golf course and Captiva. This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home has been recently renovated. Wake up every morning with the dolphins, manatee and otters that use Dinkins Bayou as their playground and end every day with unsurpassed sunsets. Offered for $1,399,000. Contact Lorretta Geiger 239/980-2298 OLD PELICAN BAYAppreciate being in touch with native surroundings. This well maintained waterfront lot has many enhancements including fill, dock and manicured trees. An opportunity to purchase an undeveloped home site with such unrivalled views! Explore the potential of building your own custom home at this truly exceptional location within a quaint gated community. The impressive waterfront community offers direct access to the Gulf of Mexico and privacy overlooking preserve on this Cul de sac road. Survey available upon request. SELLER FINANCING option upon mutually agreed terms and conditions. Offered for $319,500 Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632. BEAUTIFUL BUILDERS PERSONAL CUSTOM HOMEWaterfront, designed with only the finest appointments, includes gourmet kitchen, family room fireplace, custom shelving, detailed woodwork and ceiling work throughout. Outdoor kitchen with magnificent pool area. Boat lift, garage holds up to 10 cars. Superb workmanship, MUST SEE! Offered for $1,995, 000. Contact Ralph Galietti 239/826-5897 or Cathy Galietti 239/826-5807.2621 SAN CAP RD.This adorable 3 bedroom 2 bath Florida cottage makes for the perfect island retreat. Great location in Sanibel Gardens near shopping and restaurants. Offered for $284,900. Contact Nancy Finch 239/822-7825 SOUTH SEAS BAYSIDE VILLASWelcome to the Islands! This bay front condominium located in South Seas Island Resort. Renovated and updated, waterfront views With the investors or vacation home in mind, these condominiums offer a great rental income. The waters edge Bayside Villa communityhas under building parking, pool, spa, bbqs along with separate storage lockers. #5134 Offered $274,900 1 bedroom/ 1 bath #4118 Offered $395,000 1 bedroom/ 2 bath #4301-02 Offered $635,000 3 bedroom/ 3 bath #5344 Offered $699,000 3 bedroom/3 bath Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632 COPACETIC ESTATE IS CAPTIVA LIFE AT ITS FINESTThe 4 Bedroom 6 Bath Main house is both spacious and elegant yet the mood is tranquil and comforting. The top Floor Master Suite with expansive views of the Bay consists of a Master Bedroom, sizeable Private Office, separate Exercise or Training Room and 2 full baths. Main floor living area includes 3 additional oversize Bedrooms 3 Baths, Livingroom with Fireplace, Formal Dining, large open Kitchen, oversize laundry, and screened porch overlooking the pool, outside entertainment area, roomy back yard, boat dock and Bay. Your company will never want to leave when they step into the Picture Perfect 4 Bedroom 3 Bath Guest House surrounded in lush tropical landscaping, its own Private Pool and Gazebo, wrap around decks and easy private beach access. Both Homes Furnished! So much more to see and enjoy! Offered for $3,995,000. Contact George Kohlbrenner 239/565-88053/4 ACRE ON CLAM BAYOUOutstanding Value, priced 30% less than the most recent Vacant Land Sale on the Bayou in Herons Landing. This is Not a Short Sale! located on a culde-sac in this popular community, offering a community boat dock, pristine tennis courts, pool and pool area with outdoor kitchen and deeded beach access. Develop the perfect homesite and create your own Gulf of Mexico views from this Bayou location and enjoy the tranquility of the Sanibel Lifestyle. Its Just Beautiful! Offered for $379,000 Contact Tracy Walters 239/994-7975 EXCLUSIVE RIVERFRONT ESTATE IN ST. CHARLES HARBOURCasual elegance describes this 5 bedroom, 6.5 bath home that offers 200 of unobstructed river views. One of the best floor plans youll find, giving you wonderful views from almost every room. Gourmet kitchen, Butlers pantry, 2 laundry rooms, fireplace and so much more. Very spacious pool area with outdoor kitchen plus pirvate fishing pier, 4 car plus garage. Includes a 34 slip in the central marina. Large property allows you to enjoy tremendous privacy. Offered for $3,277,900. Contact Nancy Finch 239/822-7825. Visit our newest of ce location at Sundial Beach Resort 1451 Middle Gulf Drive 239/472-1478Serving the Islands Since 1975 LIVE RIGHT ON THE BAY WITH A BEACH ACCESS DIRECTLY ACROSS THE STREETView encompasses a broad sweep of uninhabited, northern Sanibel Island and the broad channel leading out to Pine Island Sound. Landscaped grounds, gently curving driveway long enough for seclusion. Spacious 4 bedroom, 2 bath located on the upper level offering privacy from the newly renovated living & dining rooms; screen enclosed round tower looks out to the large private pool & beyond a private sunning patio & boat dock. Offered for $1,799,999. Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632. BLIND PASS-This well established, desirable, well maintained Blind Pass condo is a must see! This unit is steps away from one of the best shelling locations and secluded beaches on the Islands. This unit has great rental income and has remodeled kitchens and bathrooms. Dont miss your opportunity with this one. Offered for $499,000. Contact Tracy Walters Mr. Listr 239/994-7975 or Connie Walters Ms. Listr at 239/841-4540. DIRECT DEEP WATER ACCESS!!!! This home is very well maintained. From the new solar heater for the pool to the freshly sealed driveway, the owners have made to many upgrades to list, come see them! Located on a quiet dead end street in the very highly regarded Savona area of Cape Coral, this home even has a small fenced in area off the pool cage for pets. Dont miss out on this great opportunity. Offered for $375,000 Contact Bob Berning 239/699-9597 REDUCEDTHE RIVER AUGUST 3, 201232