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FREETake Me Home VOL. 11, NO. 31 AUGUST 10, 2012From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Love That Dress! Tickets On Sale NowTickets for Love That Dress!, benefiting the PACE Center For Girls, are currently on sale for $25 per person online only at www.LoveThatDress.org. On Wednesday, August 29 from 6 to 9 p.m., guests can stake their claim on thousands of deeply discounted new and gently worn dresses and accessories, bid in the lavish silent auctions, and enjoy camaraderie and cocktails with friends at two different Love That Dress! events. Guests can shop in Lee County at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Estero or in Collier County at the Waldorf Astoria in Naples. In preparation for the ultimate feel-good shopping spree, PACE is seeking dress donations of any kind from wedding gowns to sundresses. Donations will be accepted at the following collection sites from Aug. 1 to 25: Lee County Alliance Financial Group, 14021 Metropolis Avenue, Fort Myers BOOST Creative, 1411 SE 47th Street, Studio 4, Cape Coral Condo & HOA Law Group, LC, 2030 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers Embassy Suites Hotel, 10450 Corkscrew Commons Drive, Estero Laser Lounge & Spa, 20400 Trailside Drive, Esterocontinued on page 18The Beautiful Birds Of Bunche Beach See the beautiful birds of Bunche Beach in a free program offered by Lee County Parks and Recreation on Wednesday, August 15 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Participants should meet on Bunche Beach, located at 18201 John Morris Road in Fort Myers Beach. Off Summerlin Road, drive south on John Morris Road until it deadends. Bunche Beach is excellent for both migrant and resident waders and shorebirds working the mudflats at low tide due to the diversity of micro-invertebrates. Also present are waterfowl, raptors and warblers. This event is free with parking fee of $1 per hour (tour is approximately 2 hours long). Restrooms are available in the building at the first parking lot. This tour is provided in cooperation with Lee County Parks and Recreation. No advance registration is necessary. Participants should bring binoculars, sun protection, shoes that can get wet, a bottle of drinking water, your curiosity and love of nature. For more information, call 707-3015 or visit www.birdpatrol.org. Black skimmer Fashionistas go bargain hunting FMB Chamber Launches FundraiserThe Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce has launched its Buy A Bambi fundraising campaign. The campaign goal is to have mobile visitor information centers of the beach chamber at each end of the beach. Bambi is the name of a classic Airstream travel trailer. Just 16 feet long, it is the smallest Airstream ever made, yet it retains the classic 1930s streamline aluminum Airstream design. The chamber plans to purchase two used Bambis, remove their interiors, add a food-vendor-wagon clamshell opening with a walk-up counter, and the latest in continued on page 25 This is an artists rendition of what a Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce Bambi might look like. It is a converted 16-foot Airstream, which will be used to provide tourist information on the beach An Evening Of Art And Blues To Benefit ACTThe 25th annual Arts for ACT 2012 Fine Art Auction Fundraiser benefitting Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc., to be held on Saturday, August 11 at Harborside Event Center in Fort Myers, will follow the theme An Evening of Art and Blues. A preview of both the live and silent auctions artworks are currently at the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at Edison State College and will be on display through August 8. ACT, Inc. is a non-profit agency with two shelters in Lee County housing adult victims of domestic violence and their children and survivors of sexual assault and human trafficking for the past 34 years. Incidents of domestic violence have increased over the past year while funding for the agency has declined due to the declining economy. After the doors open at 5 p.m., walk the Blue Carpet with Terry Tincher. Enjoy the music Jen Chapin and The Blues Brothers. More than 60 pieces of art, trips and more will be offered in the live auction, including an original Darryl Pottorf painting, a print by Robert Rauschenberg and a one-of-a-kind necklace designed by Mark Loren. Over 125 pieces of silent auction art, trips, jewelry, purses, an HD television, a hand-made quilt and more can be purchased. Dinner continued on page 17 Stephen Gray-Blancetts Singing The Blues
Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now: The Tropical News And Boom Timesby Gerri ReavesCirca 1925, a photographer stood near the southeast corner of First and Broadway and captured a busy scene during boom times. Straight ahead is the fancy main entrance of the new Morgan Hotel, back when it had ornate scroll work, awnings, and decorative tile work. Businesses occupied the street-level storefronts of that building on either side of the entrance steps. Visible at the right edge of the photo is the sign for the Fort Myers Tropical News hanging from a two-story balconied structure where the competing Fort Myers Press had been located only several years before. Like its neighboring hotel, the Tropical News was a new business in town, having been started in February 1920. Peter J. Bentz introduced his newspaper on opening day of the Lee County Fair. (This particular Tropical News should not be confused with a previous newspaper of that name, which existed briefly in the 1890s and eventually consolidated with the Fort Myers Press.) The Tropical News began as a semi-weekly publication, but became a daily in February 1922. Again, Bentz capitalized on the publicity to be gained on opening day of the fair and announced the change. It was family-owned and -run paper, with Bentzs four sons and a daughter Clyde, Belvy, Harold, Walter, and Fern working there too. Shortly before the paper became a daily, Clyde left the Tampa Tribune to join the family in Fort Myers. The family ran both the Bentz Publishing Company and the paper from their prime downtown location. Early in 1925, Carl Hanton became the managing editor, and three years later assumed the roles of publisher and president as well. However, things did not continue swimmingly, for the Great Depression brought bleak times for the towns rival newspapers. The short-lived weekly, the Palm Leaf, went out of business. In the interest of at least one paper surviving in a town with only so many subscribers, advertisers, and money, the Fort Myers Press and Fort Myers Tropical News did something practical. They merged in June 1931 with Hanton as editor and publisher. The papers new name, News-Press, still carries the legacy of the Tropical News. Take a walk down First Street and visit the spot where a family established a boom-time newspaper with an evocative name. Then stroll the short distance to the Southwest Florida Museum of History at 2031 Jackson Street to learn about the newspaper history of Fort Myers. For information, call 321-7430 or go to museumofhistory.org. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Be sure to check out the fabulous archives of 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. Today, a one-story building stands where the Tropical News building used to be. Fords Garage is now located on the ground floor of the former Morgan Hotel, now sporting a less ornate facade. photo by Gerri Reaves The Fort Myers Tropical News was located on First Street next door to the new Morgan Hotel in the mid-1920s. The newspapers sign (far right) hangs under the balcony. courtesy of Southwest Florida Historical Society The River Weekly News will correct factual errors or matters of emphasis and interpretation that appear in news stories. Readers with news, tips, comments or questions, please call (239) 415-7732 or write to: The River Weekly News, 1609 Hendry Street, Suite 15, Fort Myers, FL 33901. Fax number: (239) 415-7702. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 10, 20122
3 THE RIVER AUGUST 10, 2012 Festival Of Trees Seeking Sponsors, VolunteersThe 6th Annual Festival of Trees is still four months away, but its never too early to get involved in one of Fort Myers favorite holiday events. Event sponsors, tree sponsor/ decorators and volunteers are encouraged to sign up early to secure a spot in the 2012 festival. Weve had a handful of businesses contact us about sponsorships already, said Madison Mitchell, community relations coordinator for Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, which produces the annual holiday showcase. Last year, the festival had 5,700 visitors and generated nearly 2.5 million media impressions, so our sponsors get a lot of visibility. Sponsorships range from small just $50 for a Merry Note in the Tux & Trees Gala program to large $10,000 for title sponsorship. Tree sponsorships are also available for the sixth annual Festival. Tree sponsors each receive a seven-foot pre-lit tree, which the sponsor then decorates and embellishes with gifts. Tree sponsors are asked to spend a minimum of $500 in decorations and gifts, but many contribute much more. Our sponsors have put electronics, airline tickets, hotel stays, and even diamond jewelry on their trees, added Kirsten ODonnell, Goodwills director of public relations. The trees are auctioned off at our Gala, and weve received as much as $6,000 for them. Its all for a great cause, helping people with disabilities and other barriers to employment. Volunteers are also needed for the 2012 Festival of Trees, Childrens Workshop and Tux & Trees Gala. The Festival of Trees and Tux & Trees Gala are held annually by the Southwest Florida Goodwill Foundation. The week-long festival starts the day after Thanksgiving at the historic Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in the Fort Myers River District, and concludes with the elegant Tux & Trees Gala, a black-tie auction and fundraiser which supports the mission of Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida. This years gala will be held on Saturday, December 1. To become a Festival of Trees sponsor, contact Madison Mitchell at 995-2106 ext. 2213 or email@example.com. For more information, visit the Festival of Trees website at www.tuxandtrees.com. Crowds at last years Festival of Trees, which supports Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida The Tux & Trees Gala is a black-tie fundraiser for Goodwill Industries 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 10, 20124 Artist Behind TVs First Color Cartoon Displays Work At Alliance For The ArtsArtwork by a Cape Coral man who was part of the creative team behind televisions first ever color cartoon, Colonel Bleep, will be on display at the Alliance for the Arts beginning on Friday, August 10. Fran Noack was the creative art director and co-owner of Soundac, an animation studio in Miami, when it released Colonel Bleep in 1956, beating our HannaBarberas Ruff And Reddy by just a few months. Over the ensuing decades, Noack worked as a creative designer for many large foreign and domestic clients, creating visuals for magazines, television shows, store displays and even video games. He works in pen and ink, acrylics, watercolors and colored pencils, and he sculpts in clay and papier-mch. Since moving to Cape Coral from Key Largo, Noack has been active in the Southwest Florida arts community and has won awards for painting and sculpting. He will be displaying his current work in the Foulds Theatre lobby during the Alliance for the Arts Annual Member Exhibition, this year themed Black & White. All current member artists are invited to submit one piece following the theme. Non-members are encouraged to join in order to take advantage of this membership benefit. The opening reception is Friday, August 10 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. More information is available at www.ArtInLee.org or by calling 939-2787. The exhibit will run through September 1. Work by Harley Young will be on display in the Members Gallery. The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. 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Garden Talk On Orchids At The Edison FordJoin Edison & Ford Winter Estates horticulturist, Debbie Hughes for a Garden Talk workshop on growing orchids this Saturday, August 11 at 9 a.m. to learn how to care for and tend to orchids. At one time, the Edison Family had the largest collection of orchids in Florida, and today the Edison Ford Estates has hundreds of orchids throughout the site. Participants are encouraged to bring in their ailing orchids for tips and care for growing healthy orchids. Edison Ford Members are admitted free, and non-members are $5 per person. Participants will receive 20 percent off in the Edison Ford Garden Shoppe. For additional information, call 3347419 or visit www.edisonfordwinterestates.org. The Edison & Ford Winter Estates has a large collection of orchids throughout the gardens New Family3 Sermon Series At New HopeOn Sunday, August 12, Dr. Curt McDaniel, interim senior pastor at New Hope Presbyterian Church, will begin an eight-week sermon series on Family3 Foundations: Reclaiming The Ground For Healthy and Fulfilling Relationships In The Home and In The Church. Family3 is the dimensional portrait that the Bible presents for the home and for the church in scope, stage and season: scope of relationships (immediate family, extended family, church as a spiritual family), stage in marriage (unmarried, married, post-married) or season in life (young, mid-life, senior). Family3 Sermon Series August 12: The Divine Reason: The biblical case for marriage between a man and a woman from Genesis 2:1925 and parallel texts. Here, the Scriptural design will be presented in light of the cultural practice of same-sex marriage. August 19: Marital happiness through mutual submission: The biblical case for mutual love and respect from Deuteronomy 24:5 and Ephesians 5:1533. August 26: Marital harmony through mutual submission: The biblical case for living out Gods will and authority in the marital relationship from 1 Peter 2 and 3. September 2: When a family member is hurting from Proverbs 25:20. September 9: Gods Choice: Reclaiming the trust in Gods sovereignty in bringing together a man and a woman in marriage from Genesis 24 and parallel texts. September 16: Moses, Jesus, Marriage and Divorce: How Jesus articulated the biblical foundations of marriage from Matthew 19:1-12 and Mark 10:112. September 23: Marital roles and states: How the knowledge of the End Times clarifies the function and purpose of marriage and the home from 1 Corinthians 6:12-7:40. September 30: Family Care: How the Fifth Commandment (Honor your father and mother) is applied practically in todays world from 1 Timothy 5:1-16continued on page 25
5 THE RIVER AUGUST 10, 2012 Fort Myers Public Art: Barbara Jo Revelle Muralby Tom HallEveryone knows that Fort Myers got its start as an actual fort more than a century ago. But did you know that Fort Myers instigated the war that led to the deportation of Chief Billy Bowlegs and his Seminole tribe to a reservation in Oklahoma? Or that Fort Myers was a Union stronghold in the Civil War that played a key role in hastening Lees surrender to Grant at Appomattox? Or that a small but gallant regiment of African American soldiers repelled an attack by a Confederate force twice its size in the southernmost battle of the Civil War? If not, youre not alone, and its the reason that University of Florida photography professor Barbara Jo Revelle chose to shine a light on Fort Myers early history when the federal government chose her to make a mural in 1997 for the federal courthouse being built on First Street in downtown Fort Myers. The mural is known as Fort Myers: An Alternative History. It towers 20 feet up the eastern faade of the federal courthouse, and stretches an astonishing 100 feet along the courtyard the federal building shares with Hotel Indigo, HOWL Gallery, Starbucks and Lush Bakery. Even more astounding, the mural consists of tiny one-inch-square ceramic tiles onto which Revelle printed an amalgamation of old photographs she unearthed and digitized during nearly two years of research into our towns beginnings in the mid-19th century. To build the mural, masons had to use a master digital montage print-out like the blueprint to an enormous jigsaw puzzle. Working on scaffolding, they first had to sandblast the precast concrete immediately prior to the installation to fully clean the surface. Then they applied a thin layer of skim coat before bedding the tiles in thin-set latex enriched Portland cement to prevent cracking in Southwest Floridas torrid temperatures. Unfortunately, they applied it all over the compression joints built into the walls, noted Public Art Committee member William Taylor, who is taking stock of the condition of all of the citys public artworks. The rows of tile over each joint are ready to pop off, Taylor reported to the PAC last month. As yet, a repair plan is yet to be formulated. But the defect in workmanship does not gainsay the importance of the mural in helping to explain our early history to both longtime residents and newcomers, who are equally eager to know more about the people and events that help build Fort Myers into the city it is today. Fort Myers is so much more than Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone, insists True Tours Gina Taylor, who regularly shares fascinating stories like the ones embedded in the sepia-toned ceramic tiles of the Barbara Jo Revelle mural. An arts advocate, Tom Hall guides weekly walking tours of the River Districts public art collection in Fort Myers. For more information, go to www.truetours.net. The Barbara Jo Revelle mural is located in the Federal Courthouse/Hotel Indigo courtyard 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 17, 2012 FREE with Dock Attendants Assistance stan ce sta t a an an
THE RIVER AUGUST 10, 20126 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 Hortoons Republican Womens LuncheonReferendum items appearing on the November 6 Florida General Election ballot will be explained during the Fort Myers Republican Womens Club monthly luncheon program on Tuesday, August 21. Matt Caldwell will provide both the pros and cons of each referendum item. The audience will have an opportunity to ask specific questions about each of the items. The public is invited to attend the luncheon and the candidate forum held at The Helm Club, The Landings in South Fort Myers. A social hour begins at 11:15 a.m. The noon lunch, business meeting and referendum explanation follow. The cost to attend the luncheon is $16. Reservations are required by Thursday, August 16 and may be made by contacting Tina Laurie at 489-4701. The Fort Myers Republican Womens Club is affiliated with the Florida Federation of Republican Women and the National Federation of Republican Women. Additional information about the club may be obtained by contacting the president Gaile Anthony at 292-5212. Rumrunners Celebrity Chef Night August 23The 9th Annual Rumrunners Celebrity Chef Night is set for Thursday, August 23 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Rumrunners in Cape Harbour. The event raises funding for Barbaras Friends-The Childrens Hospital Cancer Fund. Chefs Todd Johnson and Ralph Centalonza of Rumrunners and The Joint, Chef Harold Balink of Cru, Chef Ron Duprat of Gulf Harbour Yacht & Country Club and Chef Brian Roland of M Waterfront Grille will create spectacular culinary delights for this truly special evening. Norman Love of Norman Love Confections will delight guests with a grand finale dessert extravaganza. The beautiful waterfront setting of the Marina at Cape Harbour sets the stage for a truly memorable culinary event. The evening is presented by Century 21 Sunbelt Realty and features some of the biggest local culinary talents. The perennially sold-out event serves as the kick-off celebration for the Cat Country 107.1FM Helping Kids with Cancer Radiothon. Tickets to Rumrunners Celebrity Chef Night 2012 are $150 per person. Admission includes the culinary stations, refreshments and the opportunity to bid on trips and travel, fine dining experiences, boating and fishing excursions, oneof-a-kind memorabilia, tickets to sporting events and stunning jewelry, including a champagne toast with an opportunity to win a beautiful Mark Loren creation. A live auction standout sure to garner a very high bid will be a private dinner for 10 created by Chef Todd Johnson of Rumrunners. To register to attend, call the Lee Memorial Health System Foundation office at 343-6950 or visit www.leememorial.org/foundation. Community Yard Sale In Lehigh AcresVeterans Park Recreation Center will conduct a Community Yard Sale this Saturday, August 11 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The center is located at 55 Homestead Road South in Lehigh Acres. Clean out your closets, garages and homes and turn your trash into anothers treasure. Take advantage of the crowds that a community yard sale can generate or just stop by and shop until you drop. Rain or shine, you will be in the comfort of their indoor, air-conditioned gymnasium. Adults must work the tables and children should be supervised at all times. Cost is $5 per six foot table and space, or bring your own six foot table for $3 per space. There is a maximum of three tables/spaces per person. Setup starts at 7 a.m. Call the center at 369-1521 for more information or to register. Chefs Palette, Butterfly World Trip August 16The Kennedy Kruisers are on the move once again to the east coast of Florida to tour The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale on Thursday, August 16. Come take a behind-the-scenes look at one the worlds most renowned culinary schools and art institute. A fabulous lunch featuring a fashion show coordinated by the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale Fashion Department will be included onsite at The Palette Restaurant. Participants will enjoy a sumptuous dining experience and will be served by future masters of the culinary craft. After lunch, the tour group will stop at the delightful Butterfly World to tour the grounds of this lovely Florida treasure. Presented by Lake Kennedy Center, cost for the bus trip is $70 for members and $75 for non-member. For additional information or to sign up, call the Lake Kennedy Center at 5740575. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732
7 THE RIVER AUGUST 10, 2012 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 WARRANTY Beach Chamber Receives $500 To Start Buy A Bambi PromotionThe Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerces Buy A Bambi fundraiser was launched with a $500 check presented by Pink Shell Resort. The Pink Shell believes the Chamber is on the right track to bring visitor information back to Fort Myers Beach, said Ellis Etter. We are happy to kick off the campaign with this check for $500. Buy A Bambi is a fundraising campaign to get the Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce visitor information back on Fort Myers Beach. The campaign goal is to have a mobile visitor information center at each end of the beach. The Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce represents more than 400 local businesses, working to promote a positive business climate in the Fort Myers Beach area by providing networking opportunities, community events and tourist information. For more information about the chamber, call 454-7500 or visit www. FortMyersBeachChamber.org. Ellis Etter, regional director of sales for Boykin Management Co., presents the check to Norma Jean Pevey, chair-elect, Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and Bud Nocera, president, Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce Fiesta With The Calendar GirlsIt was a fun fiesta at the Lehigh Acres Senior Center when the Calendar Girls arrived to perform last week. They brought their new sound engineer with them, 6-year-old Alexander Milstein, who operated the iPod flawlessly. Alex is the grandson of team member Deb Watch. Standing from left is Marianne McSweeney, Rita Farley, Lyn Carlson, Deb Watch and Katherine Shortlidge. Kneeling is Tina Pegler, Pat Benner, Linda Floyd, Debby Dorr (seated with Alex) and Barbie Graff National Spirit Of Day In BonitaIn celebration of the National Spirit Of Day, a World War II veterans tribute and ceremony will be held on Sunday, August 12 from 4:15 to 7:15 p.m. at The Colony Golf & Country Club in Bonita Springs. The Spirit Of is a non-profit, nonpartisan initiative to preserve the legacy of the men and women of The Greatest Generation so that their example of courage, self-sacrifice and commitment to community can help inspire a renewal of national unity in America. The goal is to establish an annual day of remembrance and national renewal to remind America of the values and accomplishments of the generation who endured the hard times of the Great Depression, fought to defeat the greatest tyranny in history, and then went on to rebuild their shattered world in an unprecedented effort to help assure a better future for both friend and former foe alike. Following the dinner service from 4:15 to 5:45 p.m., with music from the 1940s playing throughout, ceremonies will include: Opening speech and introductions Marching of the color guard(s) Pledge of allegiance and national anthem Opening prayer Speech on the Spirit Of Guest speakers (including WWII veterans and local dignitaries) Laying of wreath Poppy service (with Amazing Grace performed by bagpiper) Honor guard 21-gun salute Playing of Echo Taps and closing speech All World War II veterans and their spouses are invited to the dinner and ceremony free. All others pay $20 per person, with tickets to be purchased in advance. For more information, contact Eryka at 800-527-5395 ext. 852 or visit www. spiritof45.org. The Colony Golf & Country Club is located at 4101 Pelican Colony Boulevard, Bonita Springs. Big Summer Book SaleOn Saturday, August 18 in the Fort Myers Library Meeting Room, the Big Summer Book Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Books, audiobooks, CDs and DVDs for all ages will be sold. As much merchandise as you can fit into a bag is just $3. Bags are provided by the Friends of the Fort Myers Library. The Fort Myers Library is located at 2050 Central Avenue in Fort Myers. Please come and help support the library programs and services. For additional information, call 5499625 or visit www.fortmyersfriends.org.
THE RIVER AUGUST 10, 20128 Along The RiverOn Saturday, August 11, The Morgan House is hosting its second annual Groovy Music Festival from 7 p.m. to midnight. Admission is free with a $5 donation of canned goods to the Harry Chapin Food Bank. There will be live music from the 60s, 70s and 80s on the restaurants outdoor stage by Stolen Fruit, Indecision and the M-80s. Top of the Town is the neighborhood bar upstairs from The Morgan House. Ladies drink for free from 9 to 11 p.m. on Saturday while late night happy hour is served 11 p.m. to close. Overlooking the historic Patio de Leon, it offers two large bars, 12 draft beers, a full liquor bar and an exciting gourmet menu. Dress in your grooviest threads and win one of three prizes awarded for best 60s, best 70s and best 80s costumes. Beer tubs and a special groovy menu will also be available. The Morgan House is located at 33 Patio de Leon in downtown Fort Myers. Call 337-3377 or go to www.morganhouserestaurant.com. Walk among live oaks and lush gardens, relax in a rocking chair on the verandah as you watch the river roll gently by... but, first, join Mona and Jettie Burroughs as they share the history and colorful tales of living in one of Fort Myers oldest homes The Burroughs Home. Built in 1901, this Georgian Revival mansion was the scene of many social events that hosted the Fort Myers elite including the Edisons, Fords and Firestones. Antique furnishings, historical artifacts and delightful tales of growing up as the privileged daughters of wealthy businessman Nelson Burroughs and his wife, Adeline, await visitors who want to take a step back in time. Tours are offered on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Prices are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for children six to 12 years old. Box lunches are offered at $10 and require 24 hour advance notice. The Burroughs Home is located at 2505 First Street, Fort Myers in the historic River District. Call 337-0706 or go to www.burroughshome.com. Yo-ho! Yo-ho! A pirates life for me! Do you think pirates are just for kids? Think again. Now you can spend the evening with Captain Jack, Picpocket Pete, Everlynn Gray and the rest of the crew for the all new adults only Friday Night Pirate Party on the Pieces of Eight. The 90-minute cruise leaves the dock every Friday at 7:30 p.m. and will feature a fun interactive show that includes a boatload of pirate shenanigans. Tickets are only $20 and cruisers will receive a complimentary Painkiller rum cocktail upon boarding the ship. The ship also has a full bar and snacks available on board. The entire cruise takes about 90 minutes beginning at Salty Sams Marina going through the back bay and out to the Gulf of Mexico just off of Fort Myers Beach. From a local standpoint, the cruise offers a fun way spend a Friday night with friends. For visitors it offers a unique cruising experience only to be found at Fort Myers Beach. The whole experience is one that you wont forget! Salty Sams Marina is located at 2500 Main Street, Fort Myers Beach. Call 7657272 or go to www.piecesofeight.com. Nervous Nellies Crazy Waterfront Eatery is Fort Myers Beachs liveliest beach party destination offering food, drinks and live music daily from the areas premier talent. Just upstairs from Nellies is Uglys Waterside Bar, the place where everyone gets prettier. Happy hour specials are served all day, every day. Nellies is a casual, family-fun restaurant that boasts a large selection of appetizers, fresh seafood, over-stuffed sandwiches and entres. The friendly staff will magically satisfy everyone with the very best food and drink without breaking the bank. Call ahead to reserve a spot in air-conditioned comfort or outside on the expansive waterfront patio. While relaxing on the outdoor patio, swing to the beats of live reggae, rock and island music. Go to www.nervousnellies. net for a daily listing of live music from the areas premier local talent along with upcoming special events. Whether you arrive by land or sea, parking for patrons of Nellies and Uglys is free. If you are traveling by boat, marine dockage is available at the Snug Harbour Marina with dock attendants assistance. The GPS coordinates are 26.41 N 81.18 W. Nervous Nellies Crazy Waterfront Eatery is located at 1131 First Street, Fort Myers Beach in the historic Baywalk district. It is open for lunch, dinner and snacks in between. Call 463-8077. The Morgan House is hosting its second annual Groovy Music Festival on Saturday Arrive at Nervous Nellies by car or boat. Be sure to bring your friends! Please visit our River Weekly News online advertisers at www.islandsunnews.com. You can click through to their Web sites for more information about real estate, shopping, restaurants and services. 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9 THE RIVER AUGUST 10, 2012 Anonymous Donor Pledges $20 Million Matching Challenge In Support Of The Childrens HospitalAn anonymous donor has pledged to match $20 million in donations in support of The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida Capital Campaign, the Lee Memorial Health System Foundation announced. The donor has challenged the community of Southwest Florida to raise $20 million, which the donor has committed to match dollar for dollar for each contribution. The donor will match all Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida Capital Campaign contributions from May 16 of 2012 to May 16 of 2014. When fulfilled, the matching gift of $20 million will be the single largest philanthropic gift in Southwest Floridas history. This truly remarkable gift is one that will rewrite the future for the children of Southwest Florida. The vision of building a world-class childrens hospital is now within reach, said Sharon A. MacDonald, chief foundation officer for Lee Memorial Health System. We hope the tremendous generosity of this pledge inspires the community to help build Americas newest childrens hospital. The capital campaign supports construction of a new state-of-the art, 128-bed (with expansion capabilities to 160 beds) comprehensive pediatric health care facility on the grounds of HealthPark Medical Center in South Fort Myers. The building will consolidate into one location the medical and ancillary specialty services required to treat critically ill or injured children in a five county region. The new facility is expected to open in 2016. This generous pledge puts us another step closer to making the new childrens hospital a reality, said Jim Nathan, president of Lee Memorial Health System. Even during these economically stressed times the demand for childrens services in our community has grown, and our current facilities are often at capacity. This impressive new building will expand our capabilities and keep childrens care close and their families as close to home as possible. All gifts to the Capital Campaign are eligible for the match and include but are not limited to estate gifts, multi-year pledges, corporate donations, grants, special event sponsorships and auction revenues. The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida is the only comprehensive childrens hospital between St. Petersburg and Miami and provides life-saving health care and treatment to children from Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. To make a gift or learn more about the many giving opportunities available, contact the Lee Memorial Health System Foundation office at 343-6950 or visit www. ChildrensHospitalGoal.org. The new Childrens Hospital Goodwill Reveals Plans To Open River District BoutiqueOn August 1, Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc. signed the closing documents on 4,100 square feet of space located in the Fort Myers River District. The Goodwill Retail & Donation Center will be within the First Street Center building, at 2401 First Street. The new River District store will feature, what we like to call, boutique items, said Robert Randall, Goodwills vice president of retail operations. This includes more exclusive brand names than you might see in our other Retail & Donation Centers. The new boutique will be Goodwills first downtown location in its 47 years in Southwest Florida. The boutique will offer about 2,500 square feet of actual retail sales space, which is slightly larger than Goodwills popular Sanibel boutique. The boutique is expected to open during the first or second quarter of 2013. Weve wanted to be downtown for a number of years but, the right opportunity never came along, said Randall. The timing with this location was perfect and we are excited to be part of the revitalized Fort Myers River District. Goodwill currently has 25 Retail & Donation Centers across Southwest Florida, with two additional locations (Naples and Estero) planned to open in September of this year. For store locations and more information about Goodwills mission, visit www. goodwillswfl.org. Location of Goodwills future River District boutique Crossroads QuartetSaturday, August 18Enjoy the Crossroads Quartet as they present a highly anticipated new vocal quartet performance steeped in the tradition of the Barbershop genre. 2012Summer Concert Series Tickets just$15 General Seating Concert begins 7:30 p.m.Shell Point is located in Fort Myers, 2 miles before the Sanibel Causeway. To purchase tickets visit shellpoint.org/concerts or call (239) 454-20672012 Shell Point. All rights reserved. ACT-652-12
Churches/ TemplesALL FAITHS UNITARIAN CONGREGATION Member of UUA 2756 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers Six blocks south of the Edison/Ford Winter Estates; 2 miles N of Colonial Boulevard Minister: Reverend Dr. Wayne Robinson Sunday services: 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. Kids Intangible Gifts sessions, kindergarten through sixth grade Unitarian Summer: 11 a.m. Tapestry of Faith Programs, child care provided Adult workshops: 9:30 a.m. Faith Like a River: Themes from UU History. 226-0900, Email: allfaithsuc@embarqmail. com, Website: www.allfaiths-uc.org ALL SAINTS BYZANTINE RITE CATHOLIC CHURCH 10291 Bayshore Rd., N. Fort Myers Divine Liturgy is on Sun. at 10:30 a.m.; Rosary begins at 10 a.m. Lenten services (Presancti ed Liturgy) will be on Wed. evenings at 6 p.m. starting on Feb. 22. Administrator is Very Rev. Peter Lickman, ph. 305-651-0991. We are a Church of the Eastern Catholic or Byzantine Rite, 1.5 mi. east of Int. 75. ANNUNCIATION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH 8210 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers Reverend Fr. Athanasios Michalos Orthros Service Sunday 9 a.m. Divine Liturgy Sunday 10 a.m. Fellowship Programs, Greek School, Sunday School, Community Night 239-481-2099 BETH SHILOH MESSIANIC SYNAGOGUE 15675 McGregor Boulevard, 437-3171 Rabbi: Judah Hungerman Friday Service, 8 p.m., Saturday Service, 11 a.m. Shabbat School Saturday Morning, Adult Hebrew Classes. Call for information on full program. BREAD OF LIFE MINISTRIES CHURCH OF GOD 16581 McGregor Boulevard, 267-3166 Just past the Tanger Outlet Mall Pastor: Barry Lentz, 281-3063 Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study, 7 p.m. CHAPEL OF CYPRESS COVE 10200 Cypress Cove Circle Fort Myers 239-850-3943, Located at Cypress Cove Retirement Center on HealthPark Campus An ecumenical non-denominational community of believers. Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study, 7 p.m. Reverendt Ted Althouse, Pastor firstname.lastname@example.org CHURCH OF THE CROSS: 13500 Freshman Lane; 768-2188 Pastors: Jeff Moran and Michael Bulter; A nondenominational church emphasizing a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Sunday Service: 9 a.m. Contemporary 10:45 a.m. Traditional. COVENANT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 2439 McGregor Boulevard, 334-8937 Rev. Dr. Jeffrey DeYoe, Senior Pastor Reverend David Dietzel, Pastor Emeritus. Traditional Sunday service 10 a.m. Nursery available CYPRESS LAKE BAPTIST CHURCH 8400 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 481-5442 Randy A. Alston, Reverend. Sunday Services: Bible study, 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship, 11 a.m., Evening Worship, 7 p.m., Wednesday Prayer Meeting, 6:30 p.m. CYPRESS LAKE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 8260 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 481-3233; Clint Cottrell, pastor Sunday services: 8 and 11 a.m. Traditional; 9:30 a.m. Contemporary; 9:45 a.m. Childrens Church K4J Kids for Jesus CYPRESS LAKE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 8570 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 482-1250 8 and 11 a.m. Sunday Traditional Service 9:30 a.m. Praise Service Sunday School all times FAITH FELLOWSHIP WORLD OUTREACH MINISTRIES 6111 South Pointe Boulevard, Fort Myers, 278-3638. Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Voice of Faith, WCRN 13.50 AM Radio, Sunday, 1:30 p.m.; Thursday Service, 7:30 p.m.; Friday Youth Service, 7:30 p.m. Nursery care for pre-school children and Childrens Church for ages 5-12 available at each service. FAITH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 15690 McGregor Boulevard Fort Myers, 482-2030 Pastor: David Stauffer. Traditional services 8:45 a.m.; Contemporary, 10:30 a.m. Go south on McGregor Boulevard. The church is mile past the intersection of Gladiolus and San Carlos Boulevard on the way to Sanibel. FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST 2390 West First Street, next door to Edison Estates. Sunday Morning Service and Sunday School, 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday Evening Testimony Meeting, 7:30 p.m. Child care provided at all services. Visit our Reading Room for quiet study at: 2281 W. First Street, River District www.spirituality.com and www.christianscience.com FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 13545 American Colony Boulevard off Daniels Parkway in the Colony, Fort Myers, 936-2511 Pastor: Reverend Joey Brummett Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Family Night, 7 p.m. FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH in the Downtown Fort Myers River District 2466 First Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901 239-332-1152, www.fumcftmyers.org Sunday: 9 a.m. Contemporary Worship 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Coffee Fellowship 10:30 a.m. Traditional Worship 5 p.m. Youth Program 7 p.m. Spanish Worship FORT MYERS CHRISTIAN CHURCH (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST) A STEPHEN MINISTRIES CONGREGATION 5916 Winkler Road, Fort Myers, 437-4330 Reverend Mark Condrey, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Church School: 9:15 a.m. FORT MYERS CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST: 8210 College Parkway, Fort Myers, 482-3133. Philip White, pastor Morning Worship: 10 a.m. Church School: 10:15 a.m. Adult Forum: 11:30 a.m. HOLY THEOTOKOS MONASTERY 111 Evergreen Road, North Fort Myers, 997-2846 Eastern Orthodox mens monastery. Liturgical services conducted in the English, Greek and Church Slavonic languages, following the Julian (Old) Calendar. Liturgical Services: Sundays and Holy Days: The Third and Sixth Hours at 8:30 a.m.; Divine Liturgy at 9 a.m. IONA-HOPE EPISCOPAL CONGREGATION 9650 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers 454-4778 The Reverend Dr. John S. Adler, pastor. Weekly services: Saturday 5 p.m., Eucharist with Healing Sunday 8 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite One; 9:30 a.m., Family Eucharist with Healing and Church School Tuesday 9:30 a.m., Morning Prayer (in Spanish); Wednesday 9:30 a.m., Eucharist with Healing. Child care available at Saturday 5 p.m. and Sunday 9:30 a.m. services. JESUS THE WORKER CATHOLIC CHURCH: 881 Nuna Avenue, Fort Myers, 481-1143 Masses Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 8 and 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. KINGDOM LIFE CHURCH 2154 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, 218-8343 Pastor Randy and Anita Thurman 10:30 a.m. Sunday Service All are welcome. LAMB OF GOD LUTHERAN/EPISCOPAL CHURCH Corner Cypress View Drive and Koreshan Boulevard, Three Oaks area, Fort Myers, 267-3525 Walter Fohs, pastor; Becky RobbinsPenniman, associate pastor Sunday worship services: 8 a.m. Early Grace Traditional 9 a.m. Awesome Grace Contemporary 10:30 a.m. Classic Grace Traditional 8:45 & 10 a.m. Sunday School Gods Group MESSIAH REFORMED CHURCH Worship Gathering Sunday 10 a.m. Pastor Alan Bondar Fort Myers Villas Civic Association Bldg. 2306 Sunrise Blvd. Fort Myers, 220-8519 website: messiahreformed.com 6:30 p.m Wednesday Bible Study noon Sunday Fellowship Lunch Monthly Teen Events see website for podcasts, special events, ministries, calendar, blogs, etc. NEW BEGINNINGS CENTER New Home Church, 8505 Jenny Cae Lane, North Fort Myers, 239-656-0416 Weekly Friday Meeting Meet & Greet: 6:30 p.m. Kingdom Teaching: 7 p.m. Fellowship and refreshments after service. email@example.com, www.facebook. com/nbcministry. Alex & Patricia Wiggins, Ministers NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH OF FORT MYERS 16120 San Carlos Boulevard, Unit 10 239-985-8503 9:45 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 11 a.m Sunday Morning Worship. 7 p.m. Wednesday Evening Bible Study NEW HOPE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 3825 McGregor Boulevard. Fort Myers Pastors: Stu Austin and Howard Biddulph 8 & 9:30 a.m. Traditional Worship 11 a.m. Contemporary Worship 8, 9:30 & 11 a.m. Sunday School Youth and Childrens programming runs concurrent to Sunday services. Nursery care provided at all services 274-1230. For more information visit: www.newhopefortmyers.org PEACE COMMUNITY CHURCH Meets at Ft. Myers Beach Masonic Lodge 17625 Pine Ridge Road, Fort Myers Beach 267-7400. Pastors Bruce Merton, Gail & RC Fleeman Adult Discussion Classes: 9-10 AM Countdown to Worship (praise music): 10:10 AM Amazing Grace Worship: 10:30 AM Phone 267-7400 Fax 267-7407 Web site: peacecommunitychurch.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH Saturday, Worship 5 p.m. Sunday, Worship8 and 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays during Lent soup dinner at 5:30 p.m., Compline Service at 7 p.m. Peace is a member of the ELCA. We celebrate weekly communion with traditional liturgy, organ and choir. 15840 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, 437-2599, www.peaceftmyers.com, email@example.com REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH 3950 Winkler Ext., Fort Myers, 274-0143 8:15 and 10:15 a.m. Sunday Services Daily early learning center/day care RIVER OF LIFE ASSEMBLY OF GOD 21580 River Ranch Rd, Estero 239-495-0400 Senior Pastor: Todd Weston 8 and 9:45 a.m Services; 11:30 a.m. Legacy Service, multi-generational SAMUDRABADRA BUDDHIST CENTER Meditation classes. All are welcome. Guided meditations offering many methods for relaxing the body and focusing the mind on virtuous objects to bring increasing peace and happiness into daily activity. For information, class times and locations call 567-9739 or visit www. MeditationInFortMyers.org. SOUTHWEST BAPTIST CHURCH 16940 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, 454-3336 Robert G. Kasten, Pastor Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m. Nursery available 9:45 a.m. Sunday School for all ages Junior Church grades one to five Wee Church Pre-K to K Evening Service 6 p.m. Wednsday Service 6 p.m. ST. COLUMBKILLE CATHOLIC CHURCH 12171 Iona Road, Fort Myers, off McGregor and north of Gladiolus. 489-3973 Father Joseph Clifford. Weekly masses: Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. Weekend masses: Saturday 3 and 5 p.m.; Sunday: 7, 9,11, and 5:30 p.m. Reconciliation is available at the church on Saturdays at noon and by appointment SAINT JOHN THE APOSTLE METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCH 3049 Mcgregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, 344-0012 Pastor Reverend Steve Filizzi An Affirming & Inclusive Congregation Sunday Services, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Mid-Week Service, Wednesday 6:30 p.m. ST. MICHAEL LUTHERAN CHURCH & SCHOOL (LCMS) 3595 Broadway, Fort Myers 239-939-4711, www.smlcs.org Wednesday Fellowship: 5:30 p.m. Dinner $5, 6:15 p.m. bible studies Worship: Saturday, 5:30 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. with 9:15 a.m. adult and childrens Bible Study, plus marriage enrichment studies. Divorce Care on Thursdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. During Lent: Wednesday worship noon and 6:15 p.m. TEMPLE BETHEL SYNAGOGUE 16225 Winkler Rd. 433-0018. Rabbi Jeremy Barras E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Cantorial soloist: Lawrence Dermer Temple educator: Dale Cohen, MaEd, RJE Shabbat Services, Friday, 7:30 p.m. Torah Study, Saturday, 9:15 a.m. Religious Education; Sunday School and Midweek classes, Preschool Classes, Monday through Friday Web site: www.templebethel.com Affiliated: Union for Reform Judaism TEMPLE JUDEA (CONSERVATIVE) 14486 A&W Bulb Road, Fort Myers, 433-0201, Rabbi: Rabbi Elyssa Auster President: Keith Grossman Minyan: Monday & Thursday at 9 a.m. Services: Friday night at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday morning at 9 a.m. Religious School Sunday morning Web site: www.tjswfl.org Preschool director: JoAnn Goldman email email@example.com 433-0201, Web site: www.tjswfl.org Affiliated: United Synagogue ofcontinued on page 11THE RIVER AUGUST 10, 201210
11 THE RIVER AUGUST 10, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org Web site: www.chabadswf.org Services: Friday 6:30 p.m.; Saturday Kabbalah class 9 a.m.; Shacharit 10 a.m.; Kiddush at noon Minyan: Monday and Thursday 7 a.m. THE NEW CHURCH The New Church of SWFL is located 10811 Sunset Plaza Circ. #401, behind Zoomers. Rev. Gabriella Cahaley officiates worship services on Sundays at 11 a.m. during the season. Other worship events are held on the beach in Fort Myers Beach. See our webpage http://www.newchurchflorida.com/ or call for more information 239-481-5535. THOMAS A. EDISON CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH 1619 Llewellyn Drive Fort Myers Just off McGregor across from the Edison/ Ford Winter Estates 334-4978 Senior Minister: Douglas Kelchner Traditional Worship Sundays 10:15 a.m. Website: www.taecc.com UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH FORT MYERS 13411 Shire Lane (off Daniels Parkway one mile west of I-75) Minister: The Reverend Allison Farnum Sunday services and religious education at 10:30 a.m. For information on all church events call 561-2700 or visit www.uucfm.org. UNITY OF BONITA SPRINGS Family Service 10 to 11 a.m. Healing Circle 11 a.m. Hospitality and Fellowship, 11 a.m. Inspiring lesson, uplifting and dynamic music, meditation in a loving environment. Service held at 28285 Imperial Street, Bonita Springs. Call 947-3100. 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. SCOTT DUNCAN SCHULTZScott Duncan Schultz, 24, died suddenly on July 30, 2012 in Studio City, California. Scott was born on June 14 (Flag Day), 1988 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to Dr. Carl Schultz and Dana Schubert Schultz. Scott is survived by his parents, a brother and his wife, David and Kerri Schultz Everett of Washington, aunt Susan Schultz Milden and Dr. Gary Milden of Cedar Rapids and cousins Dr. Katie Milden Schroder and her husband John Schroder and Molly Milden, all from Cedar Rapids. Scott is also survived by uncles Rick and Brad Schubert, aunt Jill Schubert and cousins Libby OConnell and Sally Bauer, all from Minneapolis. Scott leaves behind his college sweetheart, Michelle Arguelles of San Francisco, California. Scott was making plans to move to San Francisco this month to be closer to Michelle. Scott was preceded in death by his grandparents, Tatsie and Dutch Schultz and Betty and Bob Schubert. Scott lived in Dubuque and Bettendorf before moving with his family to Sanibel in kindergarten. He attended Canterbury High School in Fort Myers and graduated last year from Boston College. Scott was an avid reader and gifted writer. He would buy a Harry Potter book at midnight and have it finished by noon. As senior class president, instead of reading a graduation speech, he wrote a poem. He wrote and produced a film at Boston College, which took first place in competition. He also played clarinet in his high school band. He had a passion for roller coasters and Disney parks. Scott had a quick wit and would often do eccentric things to the amusement of his colleagues, such as dressing up with a friend as the Brokeback Cowboys to attend a high school Sadie Hawkins dance. Seldom has a life so short yielded so much joy. A celebration of Scotts life was held on August 7 at the Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories. Burial was in Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery next to his grandmother. OBITUARY Grace Community Center And The Darden Foundation Partner To Advance Community OutreachGrace Community Center (GCC) announced it has been selected to receive a $2,000 grant as part of the inaugural Restaurant Community Grant Program from the Darden Foundation, the charitable arm of Darden Restaurants Inc. The Restaurant Community Grant Program is a local grants program intended to help support nonprofit organizations in the hundreds of communities Darden and its restaurant brands serve. The donation will enable GCC to support its food bank that provides approximately 250,000 pounds of food to more than 21,000 people a year. Restaurants within the Darden family Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Longhorn Steakhouse, The Capital Grille, Bahama Breeze and Seasons 52 are helping to award more than $1.7 million in local grants to nearly 900 exceptional nonprofit organizations nationwide. Nonprofits receiving grants support one of Dardens three key focus areas: access to postsecondary education, preservation of natural resources and hunger. We are honored to be a recipient of this grant. says Carol Musselman, director of operations. These funds will allow us to effectively provide the necessities of life to those in need in our community. Each grant is not just a check it is an opportunity to make an impact, from providing essential supplies to food banks in Florida, to mentoring students in Phoenix and supporting environmental education in New England, said Drew Madsen, president and chief operating officer of Darden Restaurants, Inc. Our service philosophy extends far beyond the walls of our restaurants. These grants bring that philosophy to life by helping to develop a better future for those we serve, one community at a time. For more information about the Darden Foundation, visit www.darden.com/commitment/community.asp. The Grace Community Center opened in late 2008 to address the needs of the poor and marginalized in the Southwest Florida area. It provides a path for its neighbors to live lives of freedom with dignity through an abundance of compassion ministries. For more information, call 656-1320 or visit www.egracecenter.org. BiggerisBetter 20%OffALL CLOTHINGDuring AugustCommunityThrift Stor e CommunityThrift Stor e Next to Planet Fitness inMiners Plazaat the corner of McGregor Blvd. & GladiolusFurniture Clothing Housewares Art/Antiques Appliances Building Supplies Collectibles225-6529Open Tuesday through Saturday from 9amto4pm 15501 Old McGregor Blvd., Suite 2, Fort Myers, FL 33908
THE RIVER AUGUST 10, 201212 ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEADS FACTORY TRAINED MERCURY MARINER JOHNSON EVINRUDE SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I/O'S MERCRUISERCourteous Professional Marine Repair Service Dockside Service Serving Sanibel & Captiva For Life472-3380 466-3344 Your Bottom Call on Paint PricesDave Doane NEW 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 Personal Tarpon Time Is Hereby Capt. Matt MitchellWith summer here, my guide business slows down enough this next few months that I get some time fishing without clients. Yes, that is really what I enjoy to do when Im not working. Until last week, I do not remember the last time I personally was out fishing. When I am on the water during any free time the next few months, my favorite thing to do when conditions are right is sight-fish for tarpon. After a pretty good spring of catching tarpon with clients, I had yet to catch one myself. Even though our main springtime push of tarpon is over, they are still around and will be until our first big cold front of the fall or winter. Tarpon fishing can be even better late summer than it is in the spring. As long as the tarpon can stay on a good food supply they stick around. There might not be as many as in the spring, but the ones that are around have much less boat pressure on them and now that their annual spawning is over, they have one thing on their minds and that is to eat before they migrate out of our local waters. The main factors on getting on these late season tarpon are a consistent weather pattern, time of day and locating their favorite food. Light winds first thing in the morning and right before sunset make spotting and catching these fish rolling much easier. The calmer the conditions, the more tarpon come up and roll to gulp air. During slick calm conditions, they stay up on the surface for a much longer period of time than when its choppy. The longer they stay up near the surface, the more of a chance you have at presenting a bait to them. Another important factor in finding these tarpon is finding schools of small Spanish mackerel, ladyfish and jacks, which, it seems to me, they love. This can happen just about anywhere from within 50 yards of the beach, in and around the passes and the open bay. Generally, these smaller predator fish are feeding on large schools of glass minnows, which in turn draws in the tarpon for an easy meal. Small terns and seagulls working the surface of the water are always worth checking out. Plain and simple, if you can find the favorite bait of the tarpon, they will be there. These late season tarpon are generally not in a hurry to go anywhere. They seem to lay up happily and gorge themselves, often not moving very far for days. Watching tarpon come up and crash through these bait schools is an awesome sight. A few places I look for these hungry tarpon for the next few months are close to the beach from West Rocks to Redfish Pass, the middle to south end of Fort Myers Beach and in the bay from Red Light Shoal to Captiva Rocks. That is a lot of water to cover, but once you put in your time and locate tarpon, they often will hold in the same place for a week or more, or until the weather pattern changes and the bait moves. While out solo one morning this week, I ran into a school of 100-plus happy, feeding tarpon milling around up close to the beach on Captiva. As I moved around the rolling fish slowly on the trolling motor, every bait I pitched at them for more than an hour was inhaled. Even when I cast too close to the rolling fish, the lead few fish would spook, then 30 seconds later, the pod would turn back and eat the bait. This never happens in the spring. The three tarpon I landed that morning were of all different sizes, from about 30 pounds up to around 80 pounds. By 10 a.m., the sea breeze kicked up and the fish slowly stopped showing themselves and the bite was over. In just over an hour, I ended up hooking four tarpon. Now thats a great morning off! With all the crazy tarpon boat traffic and chaos behind us, a little time scouting can get you some of the best tarpon fishing of the year all to yourself. No matter how many tarpon I catch in my life, it never gets old, nor do I ever get over the thrill of seeing them, chasing them and then hooking up. The only thing that makes it sweeter is having them all to yourself without another boat in sight.Capt. Matt Mitchell has been fishing local waters since he moved to Sanibel in 1980. He now lives in St. James City and works as a back country fishing guide. If you have comments or questions email email@example.com. Send Us Your Fish TalesThe River Weekly would like to hear from anglers about their catches. Send us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of catch, species and weight, and include photographs with identification. Drop them at the River Weekly, 1609 Hendry Street, Suite 15, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. A late season tarpon caught out along the beach this week BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island
13 THE RIVER AUGUST 10, 2012 CROW Case Of The Week: Freedom!by Patricia MolloyOn July 27, CROW released one Eastern screech owl, two Coopers hawks and two Mottled ducks after successful treatment at the clinic. Both ducks were released together because they formed a strong bond at the clinic as stranded fledglings. After months of intensive care and around the clock feedings, they matured into strong, healthy ducks. Upon release, they easily found their way to the water and began exploring their new home in Sanibel. The Coopers hawks were released separately, so they could establish their own territories. Each bird quickly took to the skies over Sanibel once their carrier gates were opened. The Eastern screech owl was also grateful to be released after a long but successful, stay at the wildlife clinic. It often takes weeks or months for young or injured animals to be rehabilitated at the clinic and become strong enough to survive in the wild. You can do your part to help local wildlife by donating items from the clinics wish list: paper towels, Purina ONE Kitten Chow, Purina Puppy Chow (no colored chunks), wild bird seed, bleach, fragrance-free laundry detergent, new or gently used bath and hand towels, red heat lamps (250W), garbage bags (42 gallon size) and ceramic crocks of all sizes (ramekins, etc.).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. Both Coopers hawks were successfully rehabilitated and released in Sanibel Eastern screech owl before release The Mottled ducks were released together and quickly found their way to the water photo courtesy of CROW A Ad Ad Ad Ad ve nt ur e Cr Cr Cr r r u ui ui ui i se se se s s s K K Ki ds Pr og g g ra ra a a m m ms ms ms Where can you nd Family Fun this summer? M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k e e e e e e e e e e e e e Captiva Cruises y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r Family Fun destination to cruise the crystal clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico. d e s t i n a t i o n t o c r u i s e t h e c r y s t a l c l e a r w a t e r s o f t h e G u lf o f M e x i c o Call 239-4725 30 0 FOR SOME HOLIDAY FUN! www.captivacruises.com Enjo y our kids cruisesFamily shing and manatee encounter Cruise to Ca y o Costa Island-beauti f ul beach f or shelling & swimming Cruise to f unky Cabba g e Key f or a f amous cheesebur g er in paradise Enjoy an a ernoon dolphin watch cruise aboard the Lad y Chadwick and watch dolphins jump in the wake o f the boat. Full service bar on board. Pick your Sunset Cruise: Sailin g Wildli f e, Live Music Sail aboard the funtastic Adventure sailin g catamaran La L L dy C ha dw w w w w ic ic ic ic ic k k k k k k k Sunset Fireworks Cruise Cruise on Lady Chadwick to watch the 4th of July reworks on Sanibel. uise on Lady Cha n Lady Cha 7pm to 10:30pm with the legendary Danny Morgan performing on board. 7pm to 10:30pm witgy witgy Call for reservations. Morgapg g Family Fishing Cruises on Friday Morning and AfternoonSaturday Sunset Serenade Cruise w/ Danny Morgan 7:30 9:00pm Cruise to Cayo Costa Island-beautiful beach for shelling & swimming Cruise to funky Cabbage Key for a famous cheeseburger in paradise Enjoy an afternoon dolphin watch cruise aboard the Lady Chadwick and watch dolphins jump in the wake of the boat. Full service bar on board. Pick your Sunset Cruise: Sailing, Wildlife, Live Music Sail aboard the funtastic Adventure sailing catamaran
THE RIVER AUGUST 10, 201214 Plant SmartPod, Fruit And Seed Identificationby Gerri ReavesIn Southwest Florida, plants are as likely to flower and fruit in in the winter months as in the depths of summer. Identifying the stunning number of local plant species, let alone their pods, fruit and seeds, can be a daunting task. But there are many reasons that make the enterprise worthwhile. First of all, its simply fun to know something about the thousands of plants that surround us here in the subtropics. Is it a Florida native? If not, is it deemed Florida-friendly? Will the plant benefit native wildlife or attract birds and butterflies to the landscape? Is it categorized as invasive? If so, its advisable to eradicate the plant or at least prevent it from spreading further. Are any of the plants parts poisonous and therefore a potential threat to pets or children? See if you can put names to the species that produced the pods, fruit and seeds in the photos. Helpful hint: The answers include at least one native, one significant ecological threat and one non-edible species. The greenish yellow pods belong to the appropriately named necklace pod ( Sophora tomentosa), a Florida native whose spikes of creamy yellow flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies all year long. However, its bead-like necklaces are not friendly to people. Ingestion of the seeds induces vomiting. The purple plum-like fruit is less deceiving. Both the fruit and kernels of native cocoplum (Chrysobalanus icaco) can be eaten raw or cooked. The plant is a good food source for humans and wildlife. Cocoplum jam is a traditional local treat, and the flowers make this species a valuable honey plant. Those gorgeous exotic red and black seeds are just that exotic. Carrotwood ( Cupaniopsis anacardioides) is listed as a category-one invasive plant by the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council and as a noxious weed by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Unfortunately, its a prolific seed producer, and birds and mammals eat the orange-yellow fruit and disperse the seeds. Consider replacing this tree with a native species that provides wildlife with food without harming Floridas ecosystems. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, lowmaintenance South Florida landscape. South Florida native, or harmful invasive? Pretty seeds to cultivate, or eradicate? Tasty peas in a pod, or a toxic snack? photos by Gerri Reaves Caring For Your PlantsProper Methods For Trimming A Coconut PalmBy Justen DobbsWhether you trim your own coconut palms (Cocos nucifera) or pay a tree trimmer or landscape maintenance company to trim them, it should be done correctly in order to assure optimal health for the tree. Coconut clusters are the reproductive part of the palm. The clusters produce both male and female flowers making it a monoecious palm (each tree can reproduce on its own). The male flowers pollinate the female flowers with the help of some friendly honey bees and the female flowers then develop into coconuts. A lot of people are weary about cutting all of the flowers and coconuts off the tree, thinking that it will somehow harm the tree. This is false. In landscape settings, coconuts should be removed as early as possible to prevent them from potentially falling on people or cars. When growing in nature, the coconuts do not pose a problem to people or possessions, so they should be left to grow. While it is faster to remove the coconut clusters with a chain saw, it is ideal to remove them with a handsaw if possible cut the clusters stem as close to the main trunk as you can. Or, rip the cluster off by hand if it is loose.Now to the fronds. They should be removed entirely if possible by tearing the entire frond off of the main trunk instead of cutting it at the base with a chainsaw. You may need to use a handsaw to help you remove or separate the frond from the palms trunk. If done correctly, your palm should look like the one in the picture. How many fronds should be removed? If you look at the picture, you will notice that all of the lower, hanging fronds have been removed. In the industry, this is called cutting the palm to nine-andthree. Think of the hands on a clock pointing to a time of 9:15. Those hands are the lowest fronds in relation to the coconut palm. You have undoubtedly heard of the hurricane cut, in which all of the fronds on a palm tree are cut except for the two newest and highest fronds. This is very bad for the long term health of any palm tree. A palm depends on its fronds to photosynthesize and produce healthy new fronds, a healthy stem and a strong immune system. When you hurricane cut a palm, you are basically starving it for four to six months, making it look ugly, and weakening its immune system. Coconut palms can be cold sensitive, so you want to encourage a strong immune system, especially in winter months. A proper trimming job will put the palms fronds at nine-and-three or at 10-and-two if you want to trim less often. You will be surprised to know that after having read this article, you probably know more on the subject than most lawn maintenance companies in Southwest Florida. Dobbs is a landscape architect in south Florida specializing in custom, upscale landscapes. He can be reached at email@example.com. Notice there are no leaf boots or fibers left on this properly trimmed coconut palm
15 THE RIVER AUGUST 10, 2012 SFWMD, FWC Expand Kissimmee River Recreation AreaOutdoor enthusiasts have a newly expanded area for a variety of outdoor activities near the restored Kissimmee River as part of the South Florida Water Management Districts (SFWMD) effort to expand public access for recreation on conservation lands. Working with the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), the District is adding an additional 60 acres to the expansive Kissimmee River Public Use Area. Hiking, hunting and wildlife viewing are among the activities allowed in the new section. One of the most inspiring locations to view successful restoration and a healthy ecosystem is along the Kissimmee River, said SFWMD Governing Board vice-chairman Kevin Powers. Opening more of these restored lands for compatible recreation provides an opportunity for the public to really get out and enjoy the natural South Florida landscape. Comprised of more than 30,000 acres, the Kissimmee River Public Use Area stretches along the Kissimmee River from State Road 60 south to Lake Okeechobee. Access is primarily by boat and is facilitated by a number of boat ramps within an area that spans portions of Glades, Highlands, Okeechobee, Osceola and Polk counties. From camping and bike riding to hunting and horseback riding, the area offers a variety of outdoor experiences. A portion of the Florida Trail traverses the area, where hikers may see wildlife including white-tailed deer, alligators, wild turkeys, gopher tortoises and many species of wading birds. (Special-use licenses available from the district may be required for some activities, and FWC rules apply.) This is the second time in recent years the district has worked with FWC to expand the Kissimmee River Public Use Area. In 2008, the SFWMD Governing Board passed a resolution requesting coordination with the FWC to add the 3,722-acre Chandler Slough to the public use area. Inclusion of conservation lands into the public use area was inspired by the effort to restore the Kissimmee River, which once meandered for 103 miles through central Florida. The Kissimmee River Restoration Project will return flow to 40 miles of the rivers historic channel and restore about 40 square miles of river/floodplain ecosystem. The restoration project a 50-50 partnership with the District and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is projected to be complete by 2015. Throughout South Florida, the district provides recreational access to its public lands while continuing to manage them to support environmental restoration, water supply, water quality and flood control missions. At present, the district owns 621,000 acres of land that are open to the public. Many of these properties are in their natural state or have enhancements such as picnic tables, informational kiosks, primitive campsites and hiking trails. For more information on recreational opportunities throughout the districts 16-county region, visit www.sfwmd.gov/recreation. 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New Paddlers As Eco Travelers will cover planning a paddle (launch locations, equipment suggestions, safety considerations), etiquette for viewing wildlife and trash conservation, the Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail (using the maps, outfitters and kayak fishing) and beginner basics, such as proper strokes, choosing a kayak and watching the weather. The new, two-hour program is part of the Eco Travelers program, coordinated by the Florida Society for Ethical Ecotourism (SEE). Its co-hosted by the Southwest Florida Paddling Club and Lee County Parks & Recreation. The 6:30 p.m. event is open to the public. Organizers encourage paddlesport newcomers, paddling club members, eco-tour providers, SEE members, Lee County Parks & Recreation volunteers and Calusa Blueway supporters to attend. There will be handouts, brochures, maps and hands-on information. The program will be held at the Eco Living Center at Rutenberg Park, 6490 South Pointe Blvd. in Fort Myers. Directions can be found at www.leeparks. org. For more information and to RSVP, contact John Kiseda at 432-2163 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions about the Southwest Florida Paddling Club, email President Pat Owen at email@example.com. Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail information is at www.calusablueway.com. Groovy Music Festival August 11Everyone is invited to get groovy by attending the Groovy Music Festival on Saturday, August 11 at The Morgan House in the Patio De Leon, downtown Fort Myers. Live music will be provided by Stolen Fruit, M-80s and Indecision between 7 p.m. and midnight. Admission is free with a $5 donation of nonperishable canned goods, which will be donated to the Harry Chapin Food Bank. A portion of the nights proceeds will also be given to the food bank. For additional information, contact The Morgan House at 377-3377.
THE RIVER AUGUST 10, 201216 10th Annual Tapa Hop To Hit The RoadTickets sales are underway for the Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber Annual Tapa Hop, which will take place on Tuesday, September 18. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Tapa Hoppers will be transported to participating locations by trolley for an evening of fun and tapas at five participating member locations. Locations will provide a variety of tapas and a cash bar. A poker run is a part of the festivities and participants are able play for various prizes plus a grand prize giveaway. Guests will be treated to tapas at the following restaurants which will vie to win Best votes in different categories: Parrot Key Caribbean Grill Gulfshore Grill Pinchers Crab Shack Tiki Bar at Holiday Inn Junkanoos on the Beach Big Game Waterfront Grill Check-in begins at 5 p.m. at Parrot Key Caribbean Grill. The first beach trolley will depart at 5:30 p.m. All trolleys will return to the Big Game Waterfront Grill by 9 p.m. for dessert, the final prize drawings and poker awards. With the nominal additional purchase of $1 per poker scorecard (no limit while they last) the player will draw a playing card at each of the six locations. The winner will be determined at the final restaurant location. Tapa Hop has grown to be such a fun and exciting event not only for Chamber members also for various community groups. It always sells out and brings business to our participating restaurants at a historically slow time of year, said event chair Eric Tibbs. The Chamber hosts various events throughout the year with the primary goal being to create business for members. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door and can be purchased at the Greater Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce on online at www. FortMyersBeachChamber.org. For more information, call 454-7500. The Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce will again host the annual Tapa Hop on September 18 Participants from last years Tapa Hop Singer-Songwriters On Stage At The Alliance For The ArtsThe Alliance for the Arts concludes its Summer Indoor Concert Series on Friday, August 10 when four of Southwest Floridas best singer-songwriters take the stage in the Foulds Theatre beginning at 8 p.m. Barbara Lynn hails from Detroit, but has been in Southwest Florida for more than 20 years. She has performed as a solo act, in duos and in bands at area restaurants, block parties, private functions and fundraisers. Her guitar style reflects her love of jazz and country music with a steady acoustic rock edge. While she has a high, sweet voice, she has the power to belt out classic rock tunes and has been compared to Ann Wilson of Heart. Anthony Wayne has been playing the guitar since age seven and is a seasoned professional with many years of live performance to his credit. His versatility has allowed him to play everything from large venues to intimate coffee houses, and he often plays live around Southwest Florida. Alan Bradford has been compared to Harry Chapin or Cat Stevens. Hes a singer-songwriter who, in his own words refuses to look the other way. He says he hopes to open his audience members eyes and ears to the entirety of the world around them. Bradfords songs are said to make people look, listen and learn. Bill Metts performs finger picking delights from now and then. Hes a versatile musician who has performed alongside bluegrass legend Eddie Adcock and such greats as Arlo Guthrie and Meatloaf. After they perform individually theyll be joined by other musicians, including Kevin Nolan, Matt Hembling and Linda DiGloria. The evening will conclude with the group performing together. Doors open at 7:30 and the first performance begins at 8. There is a $5 suggested donation at the door and its open seating. Go to www.artinlee. org or call 939-2787 for more information. The concert is brought to you by the Alliance, Southwest Florida Music and the Americana Community Music Association. The Alliance for the Arts is at 10091 McGregor Boulevard just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Singer-songwriters come together for final summer concert at the Alliance
17 THE RIVER AUGUST 10, 2012 From page 1An Evening Of Art And Bluesand the live auction starts at 7 p.m. A cash bar will be available. Artists of ACT were picked to be featured artists, including Stephen Gray-Blancett, David Belling, Tracy Owen-Cullimore, Lennie Jones, Christine Reichow and Paul Rodino. GrayBlancetts artwork was selected as the featured piece for this years auction. This limited edition poster titled Singing The Blues will be available for purchase for $20. Each poster is signed and numbered by the artist. The Artists of ACT postcard packs are available for $10 per pack or individual postcards are available for $3 each. Tickets to the 2012 Fine Art Auction Fundraiser are $125 per person and can be purchased by calling the ACT offices 337-5050 or by visiting www.artsforactfineartauction.com Most major credit cards are accepted. Art Of MurderTheatre Conspiracy announced the opening of the 2000 Edgar Award winner for Best Mystery Play written by Joe DiPietro, Art Of Murder, on Friday, August 17 at 8 p.m. at the Foulds Theatre in Fort Myers. In a remote estate in the countryside of Connecticut, Jack Brooks one of the most accomplished and eccentric painters of his generation awaits the imminent arrival of his art dealer. But the visit is not a standard one, for Jack feels wronged, and he is intending to kill the man. As Jack lays out his intentions for the evening, his wife, Annie, calmly paints. She is reluctant to go along with the plan, until Jacks threat of violence convinces her otherwise. Harried and annoyed, Vincent, Jacks flamboyant art dealer, arrives. Will Jack carry out his plan? Will Annie help him? Or is something else going on? The show is directed by Mike Breen. The cast consists of Denise Scott, last seen in Elsewhere, Miguel Cintron, Charles Greer and Brittany Albury, last seen in School For Wives. Art Of Murder plays through September 1 on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m., with one Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. on August 26. Tickets to the show are $20. Opening night (August 17) is pay what you will, where you name the ticket price. For more information, call the Foulds Theatre box office at 936-3239 or visit www.theatreconspiracy.org. Call To Artists For Paint The Beach A call to artists is being sent out to artists nationwide to invite them to participate in the third annual Paint The Beach plein air competition in Fort Myers Beach. It has been a very successful festival in the past and continues to grow. A maximum of 60 artists will be accepted to display their works. The plein air art festival will held from November 5 to 11. There will be more than $2,500 in cash and prizes awarded. Judging this years competition is Kevin Dean, director of Selby Gallery at Ringling College of Art & Design. An awards ceremony and preview collectors gala will be held on November 9. Artists will paint throughout the town of Fort Myers Beach and festivities will be held at Santini Marina Plaza on Estero Blvd. The event is hosted by the Fort Myers Beach Art Association, Santini Marina Plaza and Fish-Tale Marina. This is a non-juried event open to artists over the age of 18. The nonrefundable registration fee is $40, with a $10 late fee after October 30. A separate Quick Draw competition will be held on November 10, with a $10 entry fee. Visit www.fortmyersbeachart.com for complete details and registration information. Proceeds help support the promotion education, appreciation and study of the arts in the Town of Fort Myers Beach. The Red Violin by Jim DickersonCROW Launches Summer Campaign If you would like to support CROW and its efforts to treat these summer patients, please make your check payable to CROW and mail it to P.O. Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957 and note Summer Campaign on the check. You may also donate online at www.crowclinic.org The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife announced the launch of a summer campaign to raise funds for the rescue and rehabilitation of our sick, injured and orphaned native wildlife. Summer is traditionally a busy and challenging season for CROW, said Steve Greenstein, executive director of CROW. In addition to our regular patient admissions, it is also nesting and baby season so our patient load becomes heaviest at a time when donations are usually the slowest. Our wildlife hospital has often been wall-to-wall with baby birds including cardinals, owls, doves, ospreys, eagles, jays, herons, mockingbirds and hawks; and baby squirrels, opossums, raccoons and rabbits will soon be arriving. Caring for those infants is costly, not only because of the special baby formulas needed but also because of the labor-intensive nature of baby care. It is not uncommon for babies at CROW to be fed every two hours and also requires a hands-on approach to providing necessary stimulation to induce healthy growth. Summer puts a tremendous strain on our resources, both financial and human. Summer is also the time when injured sea turtles begin to appear at CROWs special sea turtle rehabilitation facility. According to CROWs hospital director Dr. Heather Barron, the care and rehabilitation of those special patients can be a long and costly process. So many of our sea turtles are admitted with life-threatening injuries and illnesses and their critical care often involves surgical intervention and long-term rehabilitation said Dr. Barron. The daily care and rehabilitative process includes diagnostic testing, antibiotics and other expensive pharmaceutical care that can last for months due to the slow metabolic healing process in sea turtles. The cost of care for just one injured sea turtle can be thousands of dollars. So far this summer, CROW has admitted several sea turtles including green, loggerhead and Kemps Ridley species. With nesting season lasting through October, more admissions are likely at CROW, the only licensed sea turtle rehabilitation center between Sarasota and Miami. CROW president John Schubert is confident that CROW can continue to provide the level of care needed to survive this busy season. For over 40 years, CROW has survived thanks to the hard work, dedication and commitment of the special people who provide care for our patients. But we have also survived thanks to the passion and generous donations from our supporters who believe strongly in what we do every day of the year to save wildlife, said Schubert. As we have in past summers, we are reaching out to our members, supporters and everyone in our community to help us by providing the extra resources we need to get through this busy summer season. Everyone at CROW would like to say thank you for helping us give wildlife a voice in the world and for helping us teach people to care for and care about our wildlife friends and neighbors.
THE RIVER AUGUST 10, 201218 From page 1Love That Dress! Tickets Nu Image Cleaners-Central, 3722 Cleveland Avenue, Fort Myers Nu Image Cleaners-Fiddlesticks, 8911 Daniels Parkway, Fort Myers SPADA Salon & Day Spa, 3161 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers Tribeca Salon, 2340 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel White House Black Market at Bell Tower Shops, 13499 S. Cleveland Avenue, Fort Myers White House Black Market at Coconut Point: 23161 Fashion Drive, Estero Collier County BB&T: All locations in Collier County DAmici Salon & Spa, 5628 Strand Boulevard, Naples Laser Lounge & Spa, 20400 Trailside Drive, Estero Pristine Fine Dry Cleaners, 506 9th Street North, Naples Waterside Shops-Management Office (next to Coach), 5415 Tamiami Trail North, Naples White House Black Market on Fifth, 555 Fifth Avenue South, Naples White House Black Market at Waterside Shops, 5485 Tamiami Trail North, Naples Tickets to the Love That Dress! are limited, and Lee Countys event sold out last year with over 800 attendees. Its truly the ultimate night out for women where they can shop and enjoy great bargains from Gap to Gucci while spending time with friends, said Nannette Staropoli, Collier event co-chair. The best part is the outpour of community support, added Amy Sanford, Lee event co-chair and PACE board member, Everyone has a place in their heart for PACE. With the support of presenting sponsor White House Black Market and many more generous contributors, Love That Dress! is expected to raise over $100,000 to help abused, neglected and abandoned teenage girls served by PACE. Collier County is also hosting a Backstage Pass-LTD! Live preview fashion show on August 16 at Waterside Shops for $75 per person. For more details about all the fun in either county, visit www.LoveThatDress.org. PACE Center for Girls, Inc. is a non-residential delinquency prevention program targeting the unique needs of girls, ages 12 to 18, facing challenges such as abuse, school truancy, academic failure, foster care, exposure to substance use and/or incarcerated parent(s). At PACE, girls find a supportive environment focusing on their strengths through a gender-responsive approach that centers on the emotional and physical safety of each girl. As a result, PACE reduces the significant long term costs associated with teen pregnancy, substance abuse, unemployment and long term economic dependency. For more information, visit www.pacecenter.org. Girls Night Out for PACE The Big, Bad Musical At Firehouse Community TheatreThe Firehouse Community Theatres Childrens Summer Theatre Program presents The Big, Bad Musical by Alec Strum and Bill Francoeur on August 10 and 11 at 7 p.m. and August 12 at 2 p.m. The Big, Bad Wolf is being sued by a storybook of characters who want to get even: Little Red Riding Hood, her grandmother, the Three Little Pigs, and the shepherd in charge of the Boy Who Cried Wolf. Join in the fun and see the cast of characters in action. Tickets are $12 purchased in advance or $14 at the door until the show is sold out. To order tickets in advance, call the ticket hotline at 863-675-3066 or email firehousecommunitytheatre.com. The Firehouse Community Theatre is at 241 North Bridge Street in LaBelle. Visit the website at www.firehousecommunitytheatre.com. The Big, Bad Wolf (played by Corbyn Kohutek) is on trial. His attorney, the Evil Stepmother (played by Alexis Burress) listens while the Fairy Godmother (played by Novie Kohutek) questions him. Infinite Mirror: Images Of American Identity Exhibit To Open At FGCUThe Galleries at Florida Gulf Coast University opens early this year with an exhibition dedicated to contemplating the diversity of the American fabric. Infinite Mirror: Images of American Identity opens Thursday, August 9 at the Arts Complex. The show runs through September 27. A reception for the exhibit is planned during the Welcome to the Arts event on Thursday, August 23 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Arts Complex. Infinite Mirror tells the story of generations of Americans through artists examination of themes such as race, gender, religion, history, politics and family. Utilizing portraiture and figuration to represent emotional and social ideas, these artists have created works that are simultaneously narrative, reflective, autobiographical and universal. Four main themes run through Infinite Mirror: Self-Selection, Pride, Assimilation and Protest, providing audiences with the opportunity to explore both the story and storytellers of the quintessential American dream. Curator for the exhibit is Blake Bradford, director of education at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, where he oversees the foundations longstanding adult classes, its K-12 outreach and other public programming. Co-curators are Benito Huerta, associate professor of painting and director and curator of The Gallery at the University of Texas at Arlington; and Robert Lee, executive director and curator at Asian American Arts Centre in New York. Infinite Mirror is developed by Artrain, Inc. and Brandywine Workshop, Philadelphia, and is toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, D.C. Presented with support from the Institute of Museum & Library Services and the National Endowment for the Arts. The Art Gallery is located inside the Arts Complex on FGCUs main campus. The University is located off Ben Hill Griffin Parkway, east of I-75 between exits 123 and 128. Parking is available in Lot 7 for gallery visitors; parking passes are available at the parking information booth located at the universitys entrance. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Thursday nights from 4 to 8 p.m. Evening with Art, Thursdays from 4 to 8 p.m., or by appointment by contacting Anica Sturdivant at 590-7199. For further information, visit www.artgallery.fgcu.edu. Email editorial copy to: firstname.lastname@example.org
19 THE RIVER AUGUST 10, 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. Snapper Caribe 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 1/2 cups white onions, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons garlic, minced 4 cups plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped 1/2 cup yellow bell pepper, chopped 1 1/2 cups dry white wine 2/3 cup green olives, sliced 1/4 cup capers, drained 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes 4 six-ounce snapper fillets 2 tablespoons butter 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped In a large saut pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onions and saut until soft. Stir in garlic; saut 1 minute. Add tomatoes and yellow pepper; cook until softened. Stir in wine, olives, capers, and red pepper flakes and bring to a simmer. Place fillets into sauce; cover pan and gently simmer for 10 to 12 minutes until fish flakes easily with a fork. Transfer fillets to a serving plate and keep warm. Add butter to sauce and simmer until thickened. Stir cilantro into sauce and serve over fillets. Yields four servings Nutritional Value Per Serving Calories 510, Calories From Fat 170, Total Fat19 g, Saturated Fat 6g, Trans Fatty Acid 0g, Cholesterol 80mg, Total Carbohydrates 26g, Protein 39g, Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.06g. Snapper Caribe August At Lakes Regional LibraryNext months roster of activities at Lakes Regional Library offers topics for all ages. The following activities are free to the public: Adults English Caf 6 p.m. Mondays, August 6, 13, 20, 27 Practice your English with English Cafe, a free conversation session for adult ESOL and ESL students. Each 90-minute session provides adult learners an opportunity to practice speaking English with native speakers. Participants may start at any time. Advanced registration is not necessary. Book Discussion: David Treuers Rez Life 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 21 David Treuer gives readers a gritty, raw and authentic look at contemporary reservation life. The author was raised on a reservation and is able to correct a number of misconceptions outsiders have about American Indians. Registration is required. Family Fun with Parents and Kids 10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 9 Fun with Parents and Kids is for parents, grandparents, childcare providers and other caregivers, and their children, ages two to five. Parents and other primary caregivers are childrens first teachers. This workshop presents the five early literacy practices along with interactive literacy activities. Registration is required. Please register both yourself and your child for this event. Children Ants in Your Pants Dance Party 10:30 a.m. Monday, August 13 Get ready to twist and shout at this special dance party for toddlers and preschoolers. Boogie down to great music, from golden oldies to pop favorites to kiddie classics. For ages two to five. Sponsored by the Friends of Lakes Regional Library. Registration is required. Kids Read Down Fines 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, August 16 Children and teens can earn a $2 coupon for every 15 minutes of reading during the allotted time in the designated area of the library. For ages 18 and younger. Coupons may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only. Teens Kids Read Down Fines 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, August 16 Children and teens can earn a $2 coupon for every 15 minutes of reading during the allotted time in the designated area of the library. For ages 18 and younger. Coupons may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only. The Lakes Regional Library is at 15290 Bass Road in Fort Myers. For more information about a program or to register, call the library at 533-4000. A sign language interpreter is available with five business days notice to library staff. Assistive listening system available; request at desk. Check the Lee County Library Systems website at www.lee-county. com/library or pick up an events calendar on your next visit to find out about programs at other locations. Call the host library, or Telephone Reference at 479INFO (4636), for more information about a specific program. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
THE RIVER AUGUST 10, 201220 Shell Point Golf Club To Participate In Patriot Golf Weekend ProgramShell Point Golf Club is pleased to participate in the nationally recognized Patriot Day Golf Weekend from August 31 through September 3. To show support during this worthy weekend event, Shell Point Golf Club will donate $1 from every paid round over the weekend to the Folds of Honor Foundation. Additionally, Shell Point Golf Club will double the final total of the rounds donations from the weekend. This is an amazing organization that gives back to those who have given so much for the freedom of our country, and we are honored that we can participate, said Michael Raber, head golf professional for Shell Point Golf Club. We hope that everyone comes out to support this worthwhile cause, while also enjoying a game of golf. We believe that every day is a great day for golf at the Shell Point Golf Club. Patriot Golf Day is the flagship fundraiser for the Folds of Honor Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides postsecondary educational scholarships for the children and spouses of military men and women disabled or killed while serving our great nation. The Patriot Golf Day campaign is jointly supported by the PGA of America and the United States Golf Association. To make your reservation to participate in this event, call 433-9790. To learn more, visit www.patriotgolfday.com. Shell Point Golf Club 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! New Film With Local Connections Delves Into The Shadowy World Of Baseball In The Dominican Republicby Ed FrankThe free-wheeling, virtually unregulated recruitment of baseball prospects in the Dominican Republic, where 20 percent todays Major League players were born, is the subject of a fascinating new movie that provides an insight into this $125 million per year industry in that impoverished country. And interestingly, the movie, Ballplayer: Pelotero, has strong local connections. The movie tracks the signing of two young players Miguel Angel Sano and Jean Carlos Batista two teenagers with dreams of earning millions playing baseball to make a better life for themselves and their families. Sano, you may recall, was signed by the Minnesota Twins in 2009 for a whopping $3.1 million when just 16 years old, and is progressing through the Twins farm system. Baseball America labels him the Twins top prospect. Batista, now 20, plays for the Greenville Astros in the Rookie Appalachian League. The second local connection to the movie is Bobby Valentine, manager of the Boston Red Sox, who was executive producer of the documentary. Over the years, we have written about the world of baseball in the DR, where unlicensed agents known as buscones recruit prospects as young as 12, housing them in crowded quarters on antiquated ballfields. If a Major League team is interested in a prospect, they must deal with the buscone, who usually gets a large share of any signing bonus. Nearly every baseball organization operates an academy there, and, in fairness to the Major Leagues, these academies have been vastly improved in recent years. Whether youre a baseball fan or not, you will find this movie fascinating as it delves into the shadowy world and lofty dreams of baseball in the DR. Both Sano and Batista speak for themselves in the movie. One scene shows a secretly recorded episode of Sano and his family talking with a scout for the Pittsburgh Pirates. The family believes there was collusion to delay an age investigation of the teenager to deflate the value of the signing bonus. That claim was never proved. Now 19 years old, Sano plays for the Twins Low A Beloit Snappers, leading the team with 22 home runs, 84 RBIs while batting a respectful .254 through Monday of this week. Its likely he will move up to the High A Fort Myers Miracle next year. The inherent talents of Sano and Batista have enabled this duo to escape the crippling poverty they endured in the DR. The question unanswered, however, is what remains to correct the abuses dealt thousands of other youngsters that will never make it to the show. Three Blind Mice Results In Umpires Ejection Booing and yelling at an umpire over a disputed call are as much a part of baseball as chasing a foul ball. But at a game last week between the Fort Myers Miracle and the Daytona Cubs, the young intern working as disc jockey at Daytonas Jackie Robinson Ballpark was ejected by the umpire for playing Three Blind Mice after a close call at first base went against the home team. The summer intern, Derek Dye, a student at the University of Illinois, got the oldcontinued on page 21
21 THE RIVER AUGUST 10, 2012 18th Annual Gold Ribbon Classic Golf TournamentCandlelighters of Southwest Florida, Inc. will present the 18th Annual Gold Ribbon Classic Golf Tournament to be held on Saturday, September 15 at The Bonita Bay Club East, 3700 Wildwood Boulevard in Naples. This is the charities major fundraiser which provides the necessary dollars to support local children with cancer or blood disorders. The children and their families are able to attend free of charge special events and family activities which are organized by the Candlelighters. Many of these events they may otherwise be unable to afford but are so important in giving them added support throughout their childs diagnosis. The Candlelighters golf tournament is open to the public, we are currently seeking various levels of sponsorship, which include title sponsors, beverage carts, holes, golfers and other opportunities ranging from $100 to $10,000. Advance registration is required as there is limit on the number of players accepted. The $150 per golfer fee includes a round of golf on one of Floridas most prestigious golf courses, practice balls, goodie bags for each player, a buffet lunch and an awards presentation immediately following play. Check in begins at 7:30 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. There are fun games on the course as well as a chance to win some great raffle prizes. A Hole-In-One Challenge is sponsored by Mercedes-Benz of Naples. In addition, you can help by furnishing the charity with gift certificates, gift items to be used for a raffle or gather up items for the golfers goodie bags, its a great way for your business to receive free advertisement and let the community know you care about the special needs of children living In Southwest Florida. To learn more about the charity or download information on the golf event, log on to www.CandlelightersSWFL.org or call 432-2223. 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. From page 20New Filmheave-ho from home plate umpire Mario Seneca, after he queued up the famous childrens fable on the stadiums public address system. Not only was Dye ejected, but the public address announcer also was thrown out. And Seneca ordered the sound system turned off for the remainder of the game. In defense of umpire Seneca, officials are instructed to stop actions they deem baiting the crowd. However, there were less than 1,000 fans in the stands that night. The incident recalls a more famous example at Chicagos Wrigley Field about 10 years ago, when former Chicago Bears great Steve McMichael, who had sung Take Me Out To The Ball Game during the seventh inning stretch, questioned the eyesight of the home plate umpire over the PA system. McMichael was quickly given the Youre out of here! order by umpire Angel Hernandez. Pools Receive Five-Star RatingLee County Parks & Recreations four swimming pools have received the prestigious Five Star Award from the national Starfish Aquatics Institute following an unannounced performance audit of the lifeguards and management staff. Very few aquatic facilities qualify receive this honor, institute president Leslie Donavan said. It represents a tremendous commitment to safety and training, and exceptional performance by the lifeguard staff on duty at the time. The Lee County-operated pools include Lehigh Acres Community Pool, North Fort Myers Community Pool, Pine Island Community Pool and San Carlos Community Pool. All received surprise inspections during the past three months. Five stars says a lot about the safety of our pools, said Nancy Apperson, Lee County Parks & Recreation senior aquatics supervisor. Our staff is really diligent, and Im proud of them. The Starfish Aquatics Institute is one of the largest lifeguard, swim instructor and pool operator certifying agencies in the United States. The Institute offers state-of-the-art training courses and also provides services such as performance audits to the aquatic industry in an effort to improve safety and reduce the risk of drowning. For more information about pool locations and hours, visit www.leeparks.org or call 533-7275. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
THE RIVER AUGUST 10, 201222 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, We were very laid back this summer and now I would like to get my kids into some routines for school. They are in first and third grades. Do you have any suggestions? Jennifer B., Cape Coral Jennifer, You are very wise to implement routines for your children. Consistent daily routines provide security for children. When they know what to expect, anxiety and stress are reduced. There are many areas where routines are important to develop but here are some that relate to school success: healthy eating, exercise, sleep, TV and computer/Internet usage, and homework. Healthy Eating Provide well-balanced meals and limit caffeine and junk foods. Always make time for your child to have a good breakfast so he or she will be alert and able to pay attention and learn. Exercise Involve your child in physical activity for a 30 minutes every day (i.e. walking, bicycling, playing sports, etc.). Sleep Maintain consistent bedtime and morning routines, including weekends. Young children need approximately 8 to 10 hours of sleep per night. Television And Computer/Internet Usage Limit the amount of time your child watches television and uses the computer each day. Monitor the types of programs that your child watches and the websites he or she visits. Turn off scary or violent television (for example, programs with vicious animals, monsters, natural disasters, stories involving death of a parent, etc.). Young children have a difficult time telling what is fantasy and what is real. Homework Setup a specific time and location in the house where you children will complete their homework daily. Even if they dont have homework, this could be their reading time. Make sure this location has the tools necessary to complete their work so they dont waste time hunting for paper, pencils, scissors, etc every day. Allot a specific amount of time for them to do their work or reading. Schools typically suggest how much time by grade level, they think is appropriate for homework. You will want to be close by to the homework area in case they need some help and for encouragement, but dont do their homework for them. With these simple routines implemented regularly your children will be prepared to learn and ready to enjoy school every day. Ms. Greggs is adjunct faculty at Edison State College where she teaches psychology and education courses. She is also Nationally Certified School Psychologist and consultant for School Consultation Services, a private educational consulting company. Questions for publication may be addressed to email@example.com. Not all questions submitted can be addressed through this publication. FWC Workshop Teaches Women Outdoor SkillsAre you an adventurous, nature-loving woman wishing to learn more about Floridas great outdoors in a comfortable, noncompetitive, handson environment? If so, now is the time to register for the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commissions Becoming An Outdoors Woman (BOW) workshop near West Palm Beach. The three-day workshop is October 19 to 21 at the Everglades Youth Camp in the JW Corbett Wildlife Management Area. The workshop begins that Friday at 10 a.m. and ends that Sunday with lunch. Although designed with women in mind, the workshop is open to anyone 18 years and older wanting to learn or improve their outdoor skills and enjoy several recreational activities. The program offers a fun and supportive atmosphere for participants wishing to try new things and enjoy the camaraderie of other women wanting to do the same. In four, three-and-one-half-hour sessions, the BOW workshop teaches some of the basic skills associated with fishing, hunting and other forms of outdoor recreation, at all levels of physical activity, with handson experience. The most popular classes women sign up for are handguns, archery, wilderness survival and outdoor cooking, BOW state coordinator Lynne Hawk said. Other classes available are canoeing and kayaking, reading the woods, geocaching and GPS, shooting sports, camping and backpacking, deer hunting, small game hunting, outdoor photography, wilderness first aid, map and compass, panfishing, fly fishing, bird watching, personal safety, shotguns, bass fishing, turkey hunting, hunter safety course, muzzleloaders, bowhunting and knot tying. The cost for the three-day workshop is $200, and there are half-price slots available for low-income participants, single parents and college students attending the workshop for the first time. There is also a $50 early bird discount for participants who register by September 19. The workshop is restricted to 100 people on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information about the BOW workshop or how you can register, visit www.MyFWC.com/BOW or call Lynne Hawk at 561-625-5122. Pellecchia Named To Deans ListLauren Pellecchia, a resident of Fort Myers, was named to the Marist College Deans List for the spring 2012 semester. She is a member of the Class of 2014 and is majoring in Psychology/Special Education. Need Homework Help? Try The Lee County LibraryVisit any Lee County Library System location to find free resources to help with your childs homework. The Lee County Library System provides staff to assist you, books and audio-visual items to borrow on a wide variety of topics, space to study, computers to use, internet access, photocopiers, printers, and online research and homework tools. Some of these tools are e-sources which provide links to authentic, expertchosen information, articles, books, images, newspapers, magazines, audio/ video and interactive content. These links provide information that is highly accurate and the most targeted content based on your search criteria. The information is advertising free, is strictly informational and makes your search faster and more successful. The e-sources are free with your Lee County Library System card and offer unlimited access to reliable information 24/7. These resources are available either at the library, or via the librarys E-Branch (www.lee-county.com/library) with Internet access. A sample of the topics and information that can be found include: encyclopedias, demographics, biography profiles, tutorials, geography, environment, science, language, general reference and virtually any topic in existence. The libraries also offer specially trained library staff to help you find the information you need and to explain how to use the e-sources which the library offers. Your local library is ready to assist all students with their homework needs. Make sure a library card is on your school supply list! said Terri Crawford, Library Deputy Director. To use the free e-sources all you need is a valid full use Lee County Library System card and your PIN. Information about the Lee County Library System is available online at www.lee-county.com/ library, where you can find out about library services, programs, locations, view an online events calendar or place a hold on library items. All library programs are free and open to the public. A sign language interpreter is available with five business days notice to library staff. An assistive listening system available and can be requested at the main desk. Telephone reference is available at 479-INFO (4636). FGCU Small Business WorkshopsThe Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Florida Gulf Coast University offers a series of workshops and seminars for small business owners in August: Mock Federal Government RFP Response Exercise For Supplies Wednesday, August 15 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Cape Coral SBDC Office, 1020 Cultural Park Blvd. #3, Cape Coral. Cost is $20. Using Social Media To Build Your Business Friday, August 17 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce Office, 2702 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. Cost is $20. Como Comenzar Su Propia Empresa y Obtener Financiamiento Tuesday, August 21 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Cape Coral SBDC Office, 1020 Cultural Park Blvd, #3 Cape Coral. Cost is $20. Cape New Business Chat Wednesday, August 22, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cape Coral City Hall EDO Office, 1015 Cultural Parkway, Cape Coral. How To Do Business With The Lee County Government Wednesday, August 27 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the Downtown Fort Myers Library, 2050 Central Avenue, Fort Myers. Mock Request For Proposal Exercise (FederalServices Proposal) Wednesday, August 29 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Cape Coral SBDC Office, 1020 Cultural Park Blvd. #3, Cape Coral. Cost is $20. Improving Customer Service Skills Strategies For Success! Thursday, August 30 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Port LaBelle Inn, 1563 Oxbow Drive, LaBelle. QuickBooks Basic Friday, August 31, Sept. 7 and 14 from 4 to 7 p.m. located at the Naples Renaissance Center, 1010 Fifth Avenue South, Naples. Cost is $149 for three-week series. To make a reservation for any SBDC workshops visit www.sbdcseminars.org or call the main office at 745-3700. Contact the SBDC office if you are unable to attend. Send your editorial copy to:firstname.lastname@example.org
23 THE RIVER AUGUST 10, 2012 Dr. DavePorcelain Musicby Dr. Dave HepburnThe number of hours the average human spends on a toilet seat in a lifetime is: a. 25 b. 2,500 c. 250 days per year for patients with irritable bowel syndrome d. 25 times the number of Taco Bells in your neighbourhood In fact, the average 80 year old will have spent 2,500 hours of their life almost 105 days on a toilet seat and about 105 days in their 81st year complaining about it. A Swiss inventor, Roger Weisskopf, recognizing the amount of time that is spent perched on the porcelain potty, has brought us the singing toilet seat, a device that plays music to accompany a picture that decorates the singing seat. Soothing cowbells, for example, are emitted by the seat to match a pastoral alpine scene. There is a wide variety of music to select from in order to match your particular mood whilst waiting to squeeze the Charmin. Classical music aficionados can select from the likes of Beethovens 5th Movement, Shumanns Unfinished Symphony and, of course, good old Pomp and Circumstance. A host of more contemporary songs are available including Sittin On The Dock Of The Bay, Fat Bottomed Girls and even Dancing On The Ceiling. Movie buffs can even enjoy entire sound tracks from films like Deliverance, Titanic or The Big Chill. In fact, you can now custommake the music to suit your frame of mind while in the biff. That means for the 15 to 20 percent of North Americans who suffer to some degree from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), songs like Livin On The Edge, Tubthumping or anything by Dire Straits would be most appropriate. To impress your dinner companions this evening with your Dr. Dave medical acumen, you might want to share a few of these fascinating fecal facts: IBS is a very common, uncomfortable condition characterized by bloating, abdominal cramping, mucous passage and alternating diarrhea/constipation. The bowel is a 25-foot muscular tube that normally contracts in a nice, relaxed, slow waltz rhythm controlled by the bowels own nerves, hormones and chemicals. When the rhythm changes to rap or rumba, problems develop. Worse still, if part of the bowel starts swaying to Lawrence Welk while another part of the bowel is jumping to the macarena, the abdomen becomes a mishmash of cramps and bloating. Many are either embarrassed or perhaps frightened that these symptoms may reveal a more ominous condition, and they dont seek help. IBS is its own condition and does not turn into anything worse, so see a doctor and get some relief. IBS has a 2:1 female-to-male ratio. A recent study indicated that there is a significant difference in the levels of some sex hormones in IBS patients. In fact, patients with IBS may also have other conditions found more commonly in the fairer sex, such as fibromyalgia, bladder dysfunction, deliberately hiding the remote control during playoffs, etc. The onset of this common condition (a gastroenterologist told me that half of the referrals he sees are patients with IBS) may occur at any age but more often it begins in the 20s. Common triggers include alcohol, chocolate milk, caffeine and menstruating (women only). Major psychological and emotional events experienced over a lifetime may contribute to the development of IBS, explaining the high incidence in Canuck fans. Treatment of IBS revolves around stress reduction, antispasmodic medication including peppermint, and a gradual increase in soluble (not insoluble) fibre intake. How nice it would be for you to trade in that Ring Of Fire seat for Fleetwood Mac soothing you with You Can Go Your Own Way.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. deaRPharmacistMagnolia Bark Is A Natural Tranquilizerby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: What herb do you suggest for relieving stress? The side effects of alprazolam are intolerable. R.T., Denver, Colorado Answer: Many herbs and nutrients can help, please use my search box at my website because I have many articles archived. Also, I wrote a full chapter,Frazzled, Frustrated and Freaked Out in my book, The 24-Hour Pharmacist. Today, Im excited to tell you about Magnoliae officinalis, a flowering plant used for eons in traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine to control anxiety and promote better sleep. Various parts of the plant can be applied topically, ingested orally, or taken as a tea to relieve digestion, constipation, toothaches, inflammation, depression, headache and asthma. Youre going to love this next part. Magnolia bark extract has powerful stress busting effects, largely due to honokiol, a well-studied and potent anxiolytic. It works similarly to prescription medications like alprazolam (Xanax), chlordiazepoxide (Librium), diazepam (Valium) and lorazepam (Ativan). Both magnolia and prescription sedatives work by increasing levels of GABA, a relaxing hormone that helps calm and soothe an overactive brain. The difference is that honokiol is picky and works in specific areas of the brain (raising GABA). The net effect is relaxation. Prescription drugs affect GABA receptors throughout your entire body, causing systemic side effects such morning hangover effect, muscle weakness, daytime fatigue and more. Magnolia, being more selective, should not produce these problems, and should not make you feel doped up. Magnolia helps manage stress eating so I suggest you take it while watching your favorite reality show (wink). A couple of studies found that overweight women ate fewer calories while on magnolia, versus those who did not supplement. Its not an appetite suppressant, I suspect it just tames the compulsion to eat while under stress. Millions of Americans with generalized anxiety disorder, grief, depression and panic attacks may benefit from magnolia bark, so its a bright future. I love that magnolia bark offers a safe alternative for people concerned about addiction and excessive sedation from medications. The biggest deal to me, as a pharmacist is that studies published in the Journal of Pharmacology have shown that honokiol induces a specific stress-relieving effect and is less likely to cause motor dysfunction as well as sedation as compared to medicine. Id still tread carefully if you have to operate machinery or drive a car, until you are certain of magnolias effect on you. The best part is that withdrawal symptoms are absent in people who discontinue magnolia bark. I recommend HonoPure by Econugenics, Magnolia Extract by either Nutricology or Allergy Research Group. Even though multiple studies have confirmed the safety magnolia bark, I suggest you get your physicians approval. Stop magnolia two weeks prior to surgery, you dont want it in your blood stream while receiving anesthesia. Alcohols sedative effect enhances magnolias effect, so this combination should be avoided. And finally, magnolia is not recommended for pregnant ladies, as certain forms may be harmful. 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, My husband and I married two years ago. We are in our late 60s and it was a second for both. We havent even tried to blend our adult children into a family, because we know that it would never work. One of his daughters is extremely immature and she has announced that she is engaged to an equally immature and obnoxious individual. My husband wants to give her the marriage of her dreams, and we are continued on page 25 To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732
THE RIVER AUGUST 10, 201224 Condo and HOA Part 2 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. In the last column, we reviewed two of four areas (Termination/Automatic Renewal and Dispute Resolution) where the vendors/contractors form typically needs to be revised to protect the association. Today, we will discuss the the other two areas. Insurance Failure to maintain the necessary insurance coverages should be a material breach of the contract. The contractor should have a workers compensation policy in its own name. Contractors who use corporate exemptions, employee leasing companies and insured subcontractors may be in compliance with the law, but they are not supplying workers compensation coverage. These arrangements are nearly impossible to police and leave the association with substantial exposures for liability and workers compensation claims. Forged Certificates of Insurance are not uncommon. Even after verification, it is difficult to monitor for cancellation and non-renewal for most insurance coverages, but the Florida Division of Workers Compensations free website includes a proof-of-coverage database that is an easy way to verify and monitor worker insurance. Licenses/Subcontractors/Material Suppliers The contract should provide that the contractor will maintain all necessary licenses and preclude the use of subcontractors without prior written authorization. Consideration should also be given to putting conditions on the associations duty to pay the contractor for things such as mulch or building materials prior to receiving proof that the contractor has paid for those materials. 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 email@example.com. International Airports Bond Rating AffirmedStandard & Poors Ratings Services has affirmed the outstanding A- rating on Southwest Florida International Airports $309 million airport revenue bonds. The Rating Outlook on all bonds is Stable. The bonds are payable from the net revenues generated by the operations of Southwest Florida International Airport. The A- rating is based on Southwest Florida International Airport having a very strong liquidity position with unrestricted cash and investments; excellent airline diversity; continuation of good financial management and metrics; improved signatory cost per enplanement; a manageable capital improvement program with no additional debt plans; a hybrid agreement that the Lee County Port Authority entered in with its airline partners in 2008; and limited competition in the region. The Stable Outlook reflects the expectation of continued good passenger enplanement trends, debt service coverage and liquidity during the next two years. The Lee County Port Authority is very pleased that Standard & Poors has recognized the credit strengths of Southwest Florida International Airport, said Robert M. Ball, A.A.E., executive director of the Lee County Port Authority. During these difficult economic times, we continue to effectively manage all of our resources and maintain a high level of service for our customers and business partners. For more information, log onto www. flylcpa.com. 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. Financial FocusDiversify Your Investment Riskby Jennifer BaseyAll investments carry risk. But as an investor, one of the biggest risks you face is that of not achieving your long-term goals, such as enjoying a comfortable retirement and remaining financially independent throughout your life. To help reach your objectives, you need to own a variety of investment vehicles and each carries its own type of risk. If you spread your investment dollars among vehicles that carry different types of risk, you may increase your chances of owning some investments that do well, even if at the same time you own others that arent. As a result, you may be able to reduce the overall level of volatility in your portfolio. (Keep in mind, though, that diversification cant guarantee a profit or protect against all losses.) To diversify your risk factors, you first need to recognize them. Here are some of the most common types of investment risk: Market risk This is the type of risk that everyone thinks about: the risk that you could lose principal if the value of your investment drops and does not recover before you sell it. All investments are subject to market risk. You can help lessen this risk by owning a wide variety of investments from different industries and even different countries. Inflation (purchasing power) risk If you own a fixed-rate investment, such as a Certificate of Deposit (CD), that pays an interest rate below the current rate of inflation, you are incurring purchasing power risk. Fixed-income investments can help provide reliable income streams, but you also need to consider investments with growth potential to help work toward your long-term goals. Interest-rate risk Bonds and other fixed-income investments are subject to interest-rate risk. If you own a bond that pays 4 percent interest, and newly issued bonds pay 5 percent, it would be difficult to sell your bond for full price. So if you wanted to sell it prior to maturity, you might have to offer it at a discount to the original price. However, if you hold your bonds to maturity, you can expect to receive return of your principal provided the bond does not default. Default risk Bonds, along with some more complex investments, such as options, are subject to default risk. If a company issues a bond that youve bought and that company runs into severe financial difficulties, or even goes bankrupt, it may default on its bonds, leaving you holding the bag. You can help protect against this risk by sticking with investment-grade bonds, those that receive high ratings from independent rating agencies such as Standard & Poors or Moodys. Liquidity risk Some investments, like real estate, are harder to sell than others. Thus, real estate is considered more illiquid than many common investments. Make sure you understand what type of risk is associated with every investment you own. And try to avoid overloading your portfolio with too many investments with the same type of risks. Doing so will not result in a totally smooth journey through the investment world, but it may help eliminate some of the bumps along the way. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Clerk Of Courts Commences eFiling Of CasesLinda Doggett of the Lee County Clerks Office announced last week that all civil cases can now be electronically filed. This will save hundreds of thousands of dollars in costs, said Doggett. Under state mandate all Civil court cases will have to be electronically filed (eFiling) by April 1, 2013 and Lee County is just waiting for completion of the criminal portion to be completed before all cases will be eFiled. EFiling almost completely reduces the need for scanning court documents and manual docketing. The corresponding effort to use electronic files in the court room is being phased in along with eFiling and will eliminate paper case files altogether. Doggett estimates the savings, when both projects are completed, will total close to $800,000. Training for attorneys will get under way in September. This effort is the coordinated product of the Lee County Clerks Office, the Judges of the 20th Judicial Circuit, the Florida Supreme Court and the Florida Court Clerks and Comptrollers Association. For additional information that will provide attorneys and the public with a more detailed understanding of the eFiling process, and the Florida Supreme Courts requirements, visit: eFiling video: http://www.youtube. com Florida eFiling Authority: http:// www.flclerks.com Lee Clerks website: www.leeclerk. org For more information, contact Roy F. Hyman, public information officer for Clerk of the Circuit Court, Lee County at 533-1416 or RHyman@leeclerk.org.
25 THE RIVER AUGUST 10, 2012Support Group For Families Of Long Term Care Facility ResidentsA support group specifically for families of nursing home and assisted living facility residents will meet on Tuesday, August 21 at 10 a.m. at the Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center, 12468 Brantley Commons Court in Fort Myers. The focus of this support group meeting is issues, concerns and questions families face as they cope with placing a loved one in a long-term care facility. The group is open to all interested families of nursing home or assisted living residents at no charge. The Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center, a United Way partner agency, provides informational, educational and supportive assistance to individuals with Alzheimers disease and related disorders and their caregivers. For more information, the Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center can be contacted at 437-3007. From page 23Mom and Meexpected to pay all of the costs. I know that the marriage will last 12 months at most, and I am very resentful that my husband is prepared to spend so much of our money on this young woman. What do you think I should do? Myrtle Dear Myrtle, Marriage is difficult even in the best of times, in spite of what the songs and the poems on greeting cards tell us. It doesnt get any easier for most of the seniors, just a different set of problems. In young marriages, it may be the in-laws, and in senior marriages, it could be the adult children. To avoid problems, many people are advised to keep estates separated and have prenuptial agreements. If this had happened in your marriage, maybe this problem could have been avoided. But as it is, counseling is a possibility. But if that is not possible, you will just have to learn to accept what you cannot change. Lizzie Dear Myrtle, Let me see if I understand you and your husband have been married for two years? You are very resentful that your husband wants to pay for his daughters wedding because you think the daughter and soon to be son-in-law are both immature? And the marriage will not last more than a year? Since when is everything about you and what you think and want? Lets look at the possible consequences of your actions. If you choose to argue against the marriage and not support it, you risk harming your relationship with your husband and family in general. It seems to me, Myrtle, the better choice is to grin and bear it. You will support your husband, not pit family members against family members. And if the marriage fails, perhaps it will be a learning experience for the daughter and she can mature from it. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is email@example.com. From page 4Family3 Sermon SeriesNew Hope Presbyterian Church is located at 3825 McGregor Boulevard, one block south of the Fort Myers Country Club. For more information, call the church office at 274-1230 or visit www.newhopefortmyers.org. Sunday morning worship times are at 8:30, 9 and 11 a.m. Development CityYear BuiltSquare FootageListing PriceSelling PriceDays on Market Bayshore ParkFort Myers1923 7,477 1,995,5001,800,000 444 Overiver ShoresNorth Fort Myers1983 7,817 2,189,0001,700,000 279Shadow Wood at The BrooksBonita Springs2006 4,170 1,775,0001,597,000 56 Herons Landing Sanibel1999 3,715 1,649,0001,495,0001,034 Sanibel Harbour Sanibel1988 2,785 1,595,0001,322,500 155 FA Lanes BayviewCaptiva1986 1,449 1,199,0001,027,500 232Shadow Wood at The BrooksBonita Springs2003 3,021 899,000875,000 278 The Rocks Sanibel1977 2,207 629,000591,000 95 Town River Fort Myers1969 2,837 595,000580,000 28 Cape Coral Cape Coral2006 2,454 534,900525,000 125Courtesy of Royal Shell Real EstateTop 10 Real Estate Sales NARFE MeetingNARFE (National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association), South Lee County Chapter #1263, will meet on Thursday, August 16 at 11:30 a.m. at the Golden Corral Restaurant, Colonial Boulevard and Six Mile Cypress Parkway. The program will cover the upcoming NARFE National Convention in Reno, Resolutions, etc. For more information, call 482-6713. From page 1Buy A Bambi Fundraiserelectronic messaging. A local artist will be selected to design the exteriors with scenes of Fort Myers Beach, making them fun and attractive to visitors. These visitor centers will be staffed by welltrained volunteers who will provide fair and impartial visitor information to meet visitors needs. The fundraising goal is to raise enough money to buy and convert two Bambis by September 30. To do that, the chamber is asking for donations through the special fundraising website at www. BuyABambi.com. For more information about the chamber or the Buy A Bambi fundraiser, call 454-7500 or visit www. FortMyersBeachChamber.org. Bonsai Society Meeting Features PhotographyBonsai photography will be the feature of The Bonsai Society of Southwest Floridas monthly meeting on Saturday, August 18 at the Support Personnel Association of Lee County (SPALC) Building at 6281 Metro Plantation Road in Fort Myers. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. Noted photographer Richard Owens will present the program, which will be followed by a swap shop, where members can swap trees with other members. The public is invited to attend the meeting. There is no charge for attending and parking is free. Bonsai is a horticultural art of growing trees in pots. It had its origins in China and Japan. Information about bonsai and the association will be available at the meeting. Additional information about the event and membership may be obtained by calling Jim Bremer at 482-7543. Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email firstname.lastname@example.org
PUZZLE ANSWERS My Stars FOR WEEK OF AUGUST 13, 2012ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Relationships continue to thrive, but watch for any telltale signs of potential problems. Take needed action now to set things straight before they become troublesome later. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your powers of persuasion, backed up, of course, by your considerable expertise, help you establish your case even to the most dubious decision-makers in your workplace. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You might still be a bit reluctant to face up to some less-than-pleasant realities. But the sooner you accept the facts, the sooner you can set about making some needed changes. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Expect to make adjustments, even when things seem locked up and ready to go. But cheer up: At least one change could lead to something youve been hoping for. LEO (July 23 to August 22) The success of a recent project should do a lot to boost your self-confidence. You might want to start now to check out ways to make that long-deferred bigger and bolder move. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Ease up on the pressure you might be putting on the new person in your life. It takes time for a budding relationship to blossom. Show more patience and understanding. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) You have lots of inner strength in reserve. Use some of it to resist intimidation from those who might try to impose on your good nature for their own reasons. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) The good news is that your on-the-job status is improving. The one cautionary note, however, involves a personal situation you might have been ignoring for too long. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Congratulations. Once again, your sharp Sagittarian horse sense helps you work through a complicated situation that would leave most people confused. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Plan on indulging yourself in some well-earned good times through much of the week. Then be prepared to face some thought-provoking issues by the 18th. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Positive factors continue to dominate following a recent change in both your professional and personal lives. Expect to make contact with someone from your past. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Workplace stability allows you to continue making progress on your projects. But dont ignore your personal life. Spend more quality time with those special folks. BORN THIS WEEK: You have the gift for making people feel special. Maybe because you know how special you are. On Aug. 16, 1896, George Carmack spots nuggets of gold in a creek bed near the Klondike River in Canadas Yukon Territory. His lucky discovery sparks the last great gold rush in the American West. Over the next two years, as many as 50,000 would-be miners arrived in the region. On Aug. 17, 1915, Charles F. Kettering is issued a patent for his engine-starting device -the first electric ignition for automobiles. In the early years, drivers used hand cranks to start the internal combustion process that powered car engines. On Aug. 14, 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs into law the Social Security Act. Although it was initially created to combat unemployment during the Great Depression, Social Security now functions primarily as a safety net for retirees and the disabled. On Aug. 18, 1940, Walter Percy Chrysler, the founder of the American automotive corporation that bears his name, dies in New York. Aside from automobiles, Chrysler was known for financing the 77-story Art Deco Chrysler Building skyscraper in midtown Manhattan. When completed in 1930, it was the tallest building in the world and the first manmade structure to top 1,000 feet. On Aug. 19, 1953, the Iranian military, with the assistance of the United States government, overthrows the government of Premier Mohammed Mosaddeq and reinstates the Shah of Iran. As thanks for the help, the Shah signed over 40 percent of Irans oil fields to U.S. companies. However, the Shah was toppled from power in 1979. On Aug. 13, 1961, East German soldiers begin building a wall between Sovietcontrolled East Berlin and the democratic western section of the city. Berlin residents found themselves cut off from friends or family until the wall was dismantled in 1989. On Aug. 15, 1983, Hurricane Alicia forms south of Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico. Three days later, the Texas Gulf Coast is slammed by the storm, causing 21 deaths. The $2 billion in damages recorded was a record for hurricane damage in Texas at the time. It was pioneering British film director and producer Alfred Hitchcock who made the following sage observation: Television has done much for psychiatry by spreading information about it -as well as contributing to the need for it. The grapefruit is so named not because of any relation to or resemblance to a grape (obviously), but because it hangs from the tree in grapelike clusters. Those who study such things say that the three most recognized words in the world are God, Coca-Cola and Titanic. Although darts is a traditionally English pub game, there are now more than three times as many darts players in the United States than there are in the United Kingdom. Jazz musician Glenn Miller was the recipient of the first gold record ever awarded, for the big-band hit Chattanooga Choo-Choo. The amount of fuel in a jumbo jet single tank would be enough to allow a car to drive around the world -four times. If you had visited Peru in the mid1980s, you could have bought toothpaste with cocaine in it. Before he became the celebrated author of such novels as Pale Fire and Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov was a tennis instructor. The longest game in the history of professional baseball was played between the Pawtucket Red Sox and the Rochester Red Wings in April of 1981. It lasted just shy of 8 1/2 hours, and ran for an unbelievable 33 innings. Its traditional in Italy for a prospective groom to spend a full years earnings on an engagement ring. If a rabbit defined intelligence the way man does, then the most intelligent animal would be a rabbit, followed by the animal most willing to obey the commands of a rabbit. -Robert Brault DID YOU KNOW 1. MYTHOLOGY: What creatures are combined to form the mythical creature called a centaur? 2. LANGUAGE: What kind of website is named for the Hawaiian word for quick? 3. ETIQUETTE: What is the traditional type of gift given on fifth wedding anniversaries? 4. PERSONALITIES: Who was the prince who married actress Rita Hayworth in 1949? 5. RELIGION: Who is the patron saint of sailors? 6. MUSIC: What does the musical direction sostenuto mean? 7. TELEVISION: What is the name of the mayor on The Simpsons? 8. INVENTIONS: Who invented the artificial heart? 9. LITERATURE: Who wrote The Armies of the Night, a nonfiction book about Vietnam protests? 10. ART: Who created the Vitruvian Man illustration? TRIVIA TEST 1. A human being and a horse 2. Wiki 3. Wood 4. Prince Aly Khan 5. St. Brendan 6. Sustained 7. Mayor Joe Quimby 8. Robert Jarvik 9. Norman Mailer 10. Leonardo da Vinci. ANSWERSTHE RIVER AUGUST 10, 201226 1. Tommy John in 1978-79. 2. True. He had 189 victories in 13 A.L. seasons and 135 in 14 N.L. seasons. 3. It was 1967, under coach Murray Warmath. 4. Four seasons. 5. Rosaire Paiement, in 1968. 6. It was 1976 (Dave Marcis). 7. Roger Federer has won the event six times. ANSWERS SPORTS QUIZ 1. Who was the last Yankees pitcher to record back-to-back 20-win seasons? 2. True or false: Nolan Ryan spent more seasons in the National League, but won more games in the American League. 3. When was the last time the University of Minnesota won a Big Ten football championship? 4. Steve Nash holds the record for most NBA seasons shooting 50 percent from the field, 90 percent on free throws and 40 percent on 3-pointers. How many seasons? 5. In 2012, Brayden Schenn became the second player in Flyers history to tally three points in his first NHL postseason game. Who was the first? 6. When was the last time before Brad Keselowskis victory in 2012 that a Dodge won at NASCARs Talladega Speedway? 7. Who holds the record among mens tennis players for most victories at the ATP World Tour Finals? THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
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CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE MONDAY AT NOONTHE RIVER AUGUST 10, 201228 HELP WANTED SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES OFFERED BOATS CANOES KAYAKS LOST AND FOUND COMMERCIAL SPACE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE ANNUAL RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL VACATION RENTALCOMPANION SERVICE Sanibel-Captiva Care and Companion Service, LLC Medical appointments, general transportation, shopping, light meal preparations, and light cleaning. Our services are customized to meet our clients needs. Call 239-395-3591, or for an emergency call 239-472-0556.RS 10/3 BM TFN HELLE'S CLEANING SERVICES Residential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471 Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047NS 11/13 NC TFN 3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, Fl Phone: 239-472-3644, ext 1 Fax: 239-472-2334 www.crowclinic.orgHELP US PLEASE!!We need volunteers for: Clinic emergency patient admissions desk and baby animal feeders Visitor education center greeters and gift shop cashiers CROW (239) 472-3644, ext. 231 or firstname.lastname@example.org RS 10/28 NC TFN VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDAt The Sanibel School Call Michelle Wesley 239-910-8000 RS 4/6 NC TFN RS 5/4 BM TFN SCAN CODE FOR A FREE LIST OF ALL ISLAND PROPERTIESFOR SALEVISITwww.FreeSanibelList.comPfeifer Realty Group Sanibel Island, FL239-472-0004RS 6/17 BM TFNSANIBEL HOME WATCHRetired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates (239) 728-1971RR 5/18 BM TFN HOME/CONDO WATCH CONCIERGE SERVICESDorado Property Management Full Range of Services Excellent Organizational Skills Island Resident Licensed & Insured 24/7 Call 239-472-8875RS 10/1 BM TFN HOUSE CAREWhile you are away by retired architect, Sanibel resident. Call 395-1649.RS 11/13 NC TFN RS 8/3 NC 8/24 ANNUAL RENTALSSANIBEL472-6747Gulf Beach Properties, Inc.Paul H. Zimmerman, Broker/OwnerServing The Islands Rental Needs Since 1975 RS 8/10 BM TFNDUNES On a quiet road, offering 3 bedrooms/3 baths +den, plus garage and storage. Newer carpet & paint. UF $2,500/mo. GULF FRONT Gorgeous, professionally decorated 2 bedroom/2 bath + den, condo. Gulf Front plus pool, & tennis. Call on this rare condo. Offering. $4,000/mo. LAKE FRONT This updated 2 bedroom/2.5 bath Townhouse is available furnished or UF. All appliances, gorgeous serene views, covered parking, walk to stores. Call to view this property. $1,550/mo. PERSONAL ASSISTANTWanted: Full time Personal Assistant with Real Estate License for top producing Realtor. Must be computer savvy, knowledgeable with Sanibel & Captiva Islands. E-mail resume to email@example.com NS 8/10 CC 8/17 CELL PHONE LOSTLG RAZR Lost at Sanibel School parking lot about May 16. Call 239-288-6031.RS 8/3 NC TFN DOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800RS 1/30 NC TFN BOATS FOR SALE 31-foot Fountain CC, twin 250 EFIs, sh/cuddy, low hours with trailer. $39,500. 9.5-foot Dinghy with 2 1/2 hp outboard. $1,000. 395-9048.RS 8/10 CC 8/10 ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANTGrowing Sanibel Real Estate Company seeks a friendly, want to stay busy person that can help us make a difference. Saturday hours and occasionally needed during the week. Call Jay Richter 472-2411. NS 8/10 CC TFN RE/MAX OF THE ISLANDSPutting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace www.remax-oftheislands.com 239-472-2311 RS 3/30 BM TFN LIGHTHOUSE REALTYPaul J. Morris, Broker VACATION RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SALES 359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island 239-579-0511 RR 7/20 CC TFN NEAR BEACH PRIVATE HOME 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH3 bedroom, 2 bath Home with heated pool, in quiet Sanibel neighborhood. Seasonal and monthly rentals. 239-472-0692 or www.4sanibel.com. RS 10/14 CC TFN Island VacationsOf Sanibel & CaptivaMillion $ Views Await You! Cottages Condos Homes Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths239-472-72771-888-451-7277 RS 10/9 BM TFN LIME TREE CENTER CONDO UNIT FOR SALEFOR SALE Commercial condo in 5-unit complex centrally located on Periwinkle Way. Can be used for of ce or retail. Motivated to sell. $225,000. Call Janie Howland, Realtor, VIP Realty. 239-850-6419. RS 8/3 CC 8/31 ANNUAL RENTAL1506 Periwinkle Way One bedroom one bath unfurnished apartment over the VIP Vacation Rentals of ce $875 per month, includes utilities. Call Ronna 472-1613.NS 8/10 CC TFN WEEKEND RECEPTIONISTSeeking part-time weekend receptionist for our Sanibel Real Estate of ce. Must be highly organized with strong computer skills (MS-Of ce) and ability to communicate effectively. Prior experience in a real estate of ce preferred, but not required. Pay is commensurate with experience. Please fax resume to 239.333.2388.NS 8/10 BM 8/17
CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 29 THE RIVER AUGUST 10, 2012 RENTAL WANTED INVESTMENT OPPROTUNITY AUTO FOR SALE FOR SALE WANTED TO BUYRENTAL WANTEDAnnual rental wanted minimum 2 br, prefer furnished. Open to options 322-8642.NS 8/3 CC 8/10 S b tb InfrSfNn.b S b tb InfrSfNn.b fr bf tb r fr bf tb r Lfn fb tb f nfnn b bftbff b : C 395-1213 bf Infr, b 415-7732 Abf t R.LESS THAN $6 PER WEEK! CIRCULATION CIRCULATIONLink Up With The Best Community Newspapers in the Area! Our Circulation Is NOW Worldwide! GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION MOVING SALEFurniture, household items, tools etc. 9454 Calla Court in Gumbo Limbo. Saturday, August 11th. 8:00 am noon.NS 8/10 CC 8/10 CASH PAID FOR MILITARY ITEMSCash Paid For Old Military Items. Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets, old guns, awards & more. Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280RS 8/10 CC 8/31 HUGE ESTATE JEWELRY SALELargest collection of silver jewelry in SWFL! 50% OFF Art Furniture over $500. Come by daily 2431 Periwinkle Way & see The Silverneer & Silver Queen only at Sanibel Consignments 472-5222 NS 7/13 CC TFN SAFE SECURE HIGH YIELDPurchase Intermodal Freight ContainersFully Leased @ 13.5% to 16% Fixed Net RateDeduct 100% to $139,000 (800)-588-4143 www.americansynergycapital.com RS 8/3 CC 8/17 15% Fixed Rate IRA Lock in 15% Annual Rate 3 yrs 7 yrs or 10 yrs Safe Secure High Yield Intermodel Freight Containers(800)-588-4143www.americansynergycapital.com NS 8/3 CC 8/17 FIXED RATE IRA RARE BMW M COUPRare BMW M Coup, 2 seater, 5 speed, low miles, collectors series, $30,000, 395-9048.RS 8/10 CC 8/10 Shore Fishing:Don't Harm The Fishby Capt. Matt Mitchell Landing a big sh from the beach can be hard on the sh. Dragging a sh up onto the sand if youre going to release it is not an option as it usually damages or kills the sh. Hold the sh in the water while you unhook it if youre going to release it. The less you can touch a sh before release the better for the sh. If you want a picture with the sh, support it as you lift it out of the water and do it quickly. Before releasing, revive the sh while holding it in the water; moving it slowly back and forth so water goes over its gills. The sh will let you know when its ready to swim off. Florida just recently changed the regulations on shing from shore. Florida residents as well as out of state visitors need a shing license to sh from shore.
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 10, 201230 My name is Toby and I am a 2-year-old male brindle shepherd/hound mix. I was rescued by Animal Services and Lee County Sheriff Deputies. They found me chained to a tree in standing water and without proper food, water and shelter. Even though my former owners neglected me, I still love people and want to be part of a real family who will take good care of me. I promise to love you and be a good companion. My adoption fee is $8 (regularly $75) during Animal Services Dog Days of Summer Adoption Promotion. My name is Havana and I am a 1-year-old female chocolate and white domestic short hair. My coat is a stunning chocolate brown with white and my eyes are a beautiful combination of green and gold. Im a very petite and lady-like kitty, but my best feature is my personality. I enjoy cuddling, purring and spending quality time with people. I appreciate the company of other pets, too! 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. Havana ID# 540464 Toby ID# 540839 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 NEW LISTING: NEAR BEACH3 Bedroom, 3 Bath home across the street from the beach located in Palm Lake Subdivision off of prestigious West Gulf Drive. This home has an open floor plan, wood burning fireplace, 2 car garage, extra Murphy beds, screened sundeck and a separate attached pod that can be used as a private office or a private guest bedroom with full bath. This home has a handicap ramp located on the East side of the Home. Offered for $529,000. Contact Connie Walters Ms Listr 239/841-4540 or Tracy Walters Mr. Listr 239/994-7975 PUNTA RASSA 302This elegantly appointed home has been completely renovated. Top of the line granite in kitchen and baths. Unique master bath & dressing area, design award, wood floors, dry bar, stainless steel appliances. Sun drenched with magnificent sunsets and views of Sanibel Island enhanced by hurricane glass enclosed lanai, hurricane glass on all windows. Social membership to Sanibel Harbour included. Turnkey and ready! Offered for $399,990. Contact Marianne Stewart 239/560-6420.CROWN COLONYFantastic Lake View in the prestigious Crown Colony Golf & Country Club. This Heron model has so many options, the best may be the greatly expanded pool and deck area with a commanding long view of the lake with a sunset view. Location is always important, and this house really delivers. More options include stainless kitchen, custom coffered ceiling treatments, custom fans, built-in wood cabinets for the office/3rd br, built in custom entertainment center in living room with large screen HDTV, satellite dish and built-in surround audio system that stays. The very large pool with spa has both solar and electric heater. Electric shutters at front and rear entries. Offered for $389,500. Contact Larry Hahn at 239/898-8789.NEW LISTING: THE DUNESThis well appointed home features bamboo flooring throughout, 10 foot ceilings, crown molding, large master bedroom suite offering privacy with large closets, vanities, large jacuzzi soaking tub and more thoughtful touches. There is a large den and two guest bedrooms. Open up the French doors to the screened-in porch and go for a swim. The enclosed garage is large enough to store several automobiles with lots of storage. This home is beautiful and built to code. Offered for $849,000. Contact Connie Walters Ms Listr 239/841-4540 or Tracy Walters Mr. Listr 239/994-7975 NEW LISTING: SUNDIAL K-203Direct Gulf Front. Beautiful condominium at Sanibel Islands only resort. Two bedrooms, 2 baths and fully furnished with everything you need for a fabulous vacation residence. Currently doing extremely well in Sundials on-site rental program. Sparkling second floor gulf views from the family room, kitchen and master bedroom with sliding glass doors to the screened in lanai. Has updated kitchen and baths and is the least expensive direct gulf residence in Sundial Resort. Enjoy glowing sunsets, walks on the beach or a dip in the pool just steps from your home. Dont miss out on this opportunity! Offered for $784,500. Contact Kelly Palmer Clark 239/634-7629 NEW LISTING: BEACH RD. VILLAThe name,Beach Road Villas says it all. Just a short walk or ride to the beach sands of the Gulf of Mexico. This East End complex consists of six town homes and their own private pool. The highlights of this home include recently remodeled kitchen and baths featuring stainless appliances, granite counter-tops, new cabinetry and more. Beautiful neutral tile throughout the living area including the lanai. Master suite upstairs includes a private bath, ample closets and a balcony overlooking the tranquil lake. Offered for $349,000. Contact Brian Murty 239/565-1272TRADEWINDSWonderful 3 Bedroom 3 Bath Tradewinds Near Beach Home. Privacy is enhanced by white fenced yard, caged topaz pool and lush green tropical landscaping. Step inside and instantly you will see this property was designed with that calming easy-living island atmosphere in mind. Cozy but still spacious so your family can enjoy that relaxed beach home feeling. Tradewinds owners also benefit from an exclusive Beach Access with plenty of parking so you, your family and friends can enjoy the warm sun soaked sands and breathtaking Sanibel Sunsets. Peaceful surroundings, stellar sunsets, restful beaches, relaxed outdoors, easy maintenance. This home will make sure everyday feels like a day at the beach.. Offered for $659,000. Contact George Kohlbrenner 239/565-8805JONATHAN HARBOUR BAY FRONT BUILDING SITE17059 Marina Cove Lane This lot has a great dock system with a lift and deep water, electric and water on dock. 140 feet of water frontage and only 10 minutes by water to the Gulf. Private gated community with pool, tennis, and clubhouse. Custom blueprints available for a home if purchaser is interested. Offered for $625,000. Contact Ralph or Cathy Galietti 239/826-5897 or 239/828-5807.Visit our newest of ce location at Sundial Beach Resort 1451 Middle Gulf Drive 239/472-1478Serving the Islands Since 1975SOUTH SEAS TENNIS VILLASComfort, convenience, and a serene sense of inspired living in a Resort Community. Outside in the Tennis Villa community is an abundance of well maintained, matured, and manicured grounds offering a private community pool, sun-deck, bbq area and more. #3110Quaint corner 1 bedroom/1bath unit overlooking lush gardens and courtyard. West Indies-style dcor, fully furnished turnkey villa located within the Southern Enclave of South Seas Island Resort. Extra side windows in dining area for additional light. Walking distance to beaches, Village of Captiva, restaurants and much more. South Seas Island Resort amenities offered with a club membership. Offered for $350,000. Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632.#3139Every aspect of the interior is designed to enhance the island experience. The entry level offers a private guest bedroom and bath, a great room that encompasses an open floor plan with sliding glass doors in living and side window in dining area in this end villa. The privacy of the master bedroom with en-suite bath is located on the upper level overlooking an enclave of sunlight through the picture window. Offered for $425,000. Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632.#3229It all starts here with this 1 bedroom, second floor villa carefully designed to take full advantage of the sq footage. Ideally located in the southern enclave of South Seas Island Resort overlooking tennis courts. With its prime location it is a short stroll to the Beach, Captiva Village hosting an array of restaurants, shops, water sports and more. Decorated in concert to island style! A private retreat thoroughly embraced by the natural island splendor while offering safe and convenient lifestyle for those seeking an extraordinary vacation location. Offered for $235,000. Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632 CROWN COLONYThis 2 level Kingfisher has been modified from 4 bedrooms to 2 master suites and a guest room. Upstairs master can be reconfigured to 2 bedroom layout. Pool and spa overlook lake with Southern exposure. This home is totally complete. Beautifully finished and furnished. Furniture is included (with few personal exceptions) and golf membership transfer is included but not required. There are too many details & extras to list, so call to see it soon! Offered for $429,000. 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