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FREETake Me Home VOL. 11, NO. 35 SEPTEMBER 7, 2012From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Fly Me To The Moon Student Exhibit Benefits School Art ProgramsIn early 2011 Lee County art students and their instructors used the hypothetical question How would you get to the moon? as the inspiration for an exhibition titled Fly Me To The Moon. The 32-piece show was displayed for a year at Southwest Florida International Airport as part of the Art In Flight program, a partnership between the airport and the Alliance bringing public art to the millions of people who travel through RSW every year. For many students, this was their first opportunity to display their art in public. Island Coast High School art teacher Scott Guelcher described his students experience as fantastic. Both of the students who worked on the project are now off to art school, and this was their first experience exhibiting their art in public on that scale, said Guelcher. They were both so excited to show off the exhibit to friends and family. Now, the Fly Me To The Moon exhibit will be displayed in the main gallery at the Alliance for the Arts, with an opening reception on Friday, September 7 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The individual works will be available for purchase by silent auction during the exhibit, with bids starting at $125. Or pieces can be purchased outright for $350. Proceeds from all sales will benefit the participating schools art departments. Join art instructors and students from across Lee County in September for one last chance to see this great show and support arts education.continued on page 20 Artwork entry from Cape Coral High School South Fort Myers High School artwork Bluegrass Music Returns To The Alliance For The ArtsBluegrass music is returning to the Alliance for the Arts by popular demand. It was standing room only in the Foulds Theatre for the bluegrass show during the Alliances inaugural Indoor Summer Concert Series. Now the Alliance is partnering with the Acoustic Music Society of Southwest Florida for a three-show indoor series beginning in September, leading up to a Palmgrass Festival on the outdoor amphitheater stage on Saturday, December 8, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The first indoor show, from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, September 9, will feature the guitar and fiddle duo Ritter and Lewis; as well as Steve Palmer and Lance Shearer, two continued on page 24Art And Fashion On Display At Davis Art Center The Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center presents the art of several designers from their Art Walks The Runway fashion shows. The shows will take place on Friday and Saturday, September 7 and 8 starting at 6 p.m., but the art will be on display throughout the month of September. The exhibit will include works by designer/artists Helen Gerro, Leoma Lovegrove, Lily Hatchett and Dedo Cristina. On September 6 and 7, there will be sculptures by Kosmas Ballis on the loggia continued on page 24 Lily Hatchetts Red Dress All You Need Is Love by Leoma Lovegrove Guitar and fiddle duo Ritter and Lewis


Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now: Depot Caf by Gerri ReavesGeorge Papas Depot Caf had one of the most important things for a business a good location with plenty of foot traffic. Located on the northeast corner of Oak (now Main) and Monroe Streets, the quick lunch place was just across the street from the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad (ACL) passenger depot. The advent of rail service in 1904 delivered a big business boost to the town. The quick lunch spot shown in the circa 1915 photo has a distinctly outdoorsy ambience. The concrete floor was enclosed by what amounts to a wrap-around screened-in porch, perfect for bug-free dining by the Poinciana and palm trees. The people in the photo are unidentified, but perhaps the aproned man is owner Papas. (Some sources spell the name Pappas.) Well never know whats in that large box the delivery boy has propped on his bicycle handlebars. Given the large Piedmont signs, its possible that the caf sold soda or beer manufactured by the Piedmont Bottling company of Lenoir, North Carolina. That block of Oak Street was home to a diverse group of businesses during that decade. Also on the north side of the street and across from the Lee County Courthouse stood the Hammon Hotel, winter home to many snowbirds. The Dreamland Skating Rink lay to the north of the caf (behind it) on land now covered by the Federal Courthouse. By the late nineteen-teens, the caf changed hands. Gus Manos became the restaurants new owner and changed the name to the New Depot Caf. Around the same time, the neighboring hotel changed its name too to the Hotel Kenmore. Another change was the demise of the skating rink, which became a wholesale grocery, grain, and feed store. In the early 1920s, the grocery became a garage to serve the many automobiles beginning to plague the streets. The caf also modernized by conforming to the popular stucco look of downtown during that period The Depot Caf disappeared shortly after the new ACL passenger depot opened on Peck Street (now Widman Way) in 1924. The corner lay vacant for a time and then a service station was located there in the 1930s and early 1940s. By the early 1940s, the Hotel Kenmore was gone, too. Today, the Federal Courthouse occupies the portion of the block where a little caf once served up quick lunches to locals and tourists. Walk to the corner of Main and Monroe and imagine a time when you could get off a train from Chicago and walk across Monroe Street for a quick lunch at the Depot Caf or check into a hotel farther down the block. Then embark on the short walk to the Southwest Florida Museum of History, the second and last ACL passenger in Fort Myers, at 2031 Jackson Street to learn about that first depot. For information, call 321-7430 or go to www.museumofhistory.org. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Find out more about the restaurateurs of downtown history at the Southwest Florida Historical Society, one of the areas best research centers. 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. The Federal Courthouse now occupies the once-shady corner photo by Gerri Reaves The River Weekly News will correct factual errors or matters of emphasis and interpretation that appear in news stories. Readers with news, tips, comments or questions, please call (239) 415-7732 or write to: The River Weekly News, 1609 Hendry Street, Suite 15, Fort Myers, FL 33901. Fax number: (239) 415-7702. E-mail: press@riverweekly.com. The River Weekly News reserves the right to refuse, alter or edit any editorial or advertisement.Independently Owned And Operated COPYRIGHT 2012 The River Weekly News LORKEN Publications, Inc.Co-Publishers Lorin Arundel and Ken Rasi Advertising Sales Isabel Rasi George Beleslin Stacy Osborn Office Coordinator Patricia MolloyGraphic Arts/ProductionAnn Ziehl Sarah Crooks Kris See Photographer Michael Heider Writers Gerri Reaves, Ph D Anne Mitchell Jeff Lysiak PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER Contributing Writers Read Us Online: www.IslandSunNews.com Click on The River Jennifer Basey Kimberley Berisford Suzy Cohen Ed Frank Max Friedersdorf Priscilla Friedersdorf Jim George Dr. Dave Hepburn Joan Hooper Audrey Krienen Scott Martell Capt. Matt Mitchell Patricia Molloy Laura Zocki Puerto Di Saggau Scott White George Papas owned the Depot Caf at Main and Monroe in the early nineteen-teens. Who knows if the unidentified man is Papas, but the bicyclist seems to be a delivery boy courtesy of Southwest Florida Historical SocietyTHE RIVER SEPTEMBER 7, 20122


3 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 7, 2012 Edison & Ford Winter Estates Programs, Events In addition to tours and regular activities at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates, there are special programs and activities to engage both visitors and residents throughout the week. The month of September is highlighted with the opening of a new exhibit, Edison & Ford Editorial Cartoons: Then & Now; new programs for Emerging Inventors and Homeschool students; the continuation of Garden Talks and Edison Ford Tour, Lunch & River Cruise on Wednesdays and Thursdays; as well as a variety of other special programs throughout the month. Edison & Ford Winter Estates September programs and activities include: Edison & Ford Editorial Cartoons: Then & Now September 6 from 4 to 7 p.m. The exhibit features a collection of editorial cartoons of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford from the 20th century into modern times. At 5:30 p.m., visitors will tour the gallery with Edison Ford chief curator Alison Giesen and cartoon illustrator and author Doug MacGregor for exhibit insight. The exhibit continues through February 2013. Free to the public. Emerging Inventors Early Learners September 6 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. (Super Sprouts) and September 20 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. (Lovely Leaves) Emerging Inventors Early Learners class for 1to 3-year-old children and their parents, grandparents or other family members and includes socializing with others, education activities, story time, singing, crafts and exploring the homes, gardens and museum at the Edison Ford. Edison Ford members are $5, non members are $15 (one adult, one child), additional $5 per child. Garden Talk: Edible Fall Gardens September 8 at 9 a.m. Edison Ford horticultural staff is planting this fall for a winter harvest in the organic vegetable garden, just as Edisons staff did nearly one hundred years ago. Learn which vegetables thrive and how to grow your own garden at home. Includes tour of the Edison Ford demonstration garden. Cost to Edison Ford members is free, non members are $5. Participants will receive 20 percent off in the Edison Ford Garden Shoppe. Monthly Volunteer Lecture & Meeting September 11 at 9:30 a.m. Chief curator Alison Giesen and curatorial staff will present a gallery lecture and tour of the estates newest exhibit, Edison & Ford in Cartoons: Now & Then, in the Edison Caretakers House, as well as demonstrate hands-on activities with the Museum Smart Cart. Meeting and lecture is open to current Edison Ford volunteers as well as prospective volunteers and the public. continued on page 6 The Decadence of the Wizard of Menlo Park, From The Photograph To Polyform A new exhibit, Edison & Ford Cartoons: Then & Now, includes Doug MacGregors Ponce DeLeon Meets Thomas Edison cartoon which appeared in the News-Press in 2011 Edison & Ford Editorial Cartoons: Then & Now Exhibition To OpenThe Edison & Ford Winter Estates is opening a new exhibition, Edison & Ford Editorial Cartoons: Then & Now, on September 6 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Edison Caretakers House. The exhibit features a collection of editorial cartoons of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford from the 20th century into modern times with works from famous illustrators such as Joseph Keppler, J.N. Ding Darling and local editorial cartoonist Doug MacGregor, who for 25 years created weekly editorial cartoons for the NewsPress. At 5:30 p.m. chief curator, Alison Giesen and MacGregor will lead a gallery tour with exhibit insight. The exhibit opening is free to the public and continues through February 2013. Reservations are required by calling 334-7419. Editorial cartooning has been part of journalism for centuries. It has not only become a tradition, but more importantly, has been used to help shape Americas history. Historically, the role of cartooning was a way to transfer information with differing viewpoints during a time when the majority of society was unable to read. With visual clues, cartoonists are able to create images to draw attention or to make statements about current events, issues and the people involved. The first editorial cartoon in America was created by Benjamin Franklin in 1753 continued on page 22 Clifford K. Berrymans cartoon, Yes, We Have No Ambitions Today, 1924


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 7, 20124 Backyard Nature: Living GREEN Exhibit OpensDespite an uncharacteristic morning thunderstorm, Project EverGreen, the nationally-recognized nonprofit whose mission is to preserve and enhance yards, parks and green spaces, opened its Backyard Nature: Living GREEN exhibit at the Imaginarium Science Center in Fort Myers on August 18. But the exhibit is not complete; more plants and seating to relax and enjoy the backyard are needed. Approximately 45 supporters, including Fort Myers Mayor Randy Henderson, sponsors and volunteers briefly stood in a light drizzle to view the six-zone landscape, before heading inside when the downpour, thunder and lightning began. The remainder of the festivities continued indoors, with Henderson proclaiming August 18th as Project EverGreen/Imaginarium Day, followed by a proclamation from Lee County, read by Tessa LeSage, Lee County Office of Sustainability manager, which reinforced the citys proclamation. Project EverGreen is proud to partner with the Imaginarium and a wonderful group of sponsors and volunteers who helped make the idea of this green space a reality, said Project EverGreen executive director Cindy Code. The Backyard Nature: Living GREEN exhibit will help families learn how easy it is to sustain an environmentally-compatible backyard using Florida-friendly landscaping. The exhibit garden is strategically laid out to show how a properly landscaped exterior can have multiple positive impacts on the greater environment and showcases the best plants for Florida climates and soils. Volunteers planted the exhibit in a two-day span, under the guidance of an advisory committee who researched and selected the right plants for the right space. Special recognition in the form of a golden shovel was given to Bob Cook of the Florida Nursery Growers Landscape Association, who was an adviser on the project, but also, planted much of the exhibit and blogged about the experience. Project EverGreen worked with the following local partners from the plant, sod, fertilizer, pest management and grower industry to place a focus on the forefront of green innovation: Wells Fargo, Eagle Scout Troop 316, Florida Pest Management Association, Estate Landscaping & Lawn Management, Florida Nursery Growers Landscape Association, Florida Sod Growers Cooperative, Green by Design, Florida Fertilizer & Agrichemical Association, Bethel Farms, King Landscaping, Elata Natives, Juniper Landscaping, Coastal Irrigation & Plumbing, Mainscapes Irrigation, Florida Irrigation Society, Triple J. Grassing and Estate Landscaping & Lawn Management. Thanks to the sponsors and volunteers, the exhibit is 85 percent complete. Opportunities still exist for more plant donations, sign sponsorships describing the exhibit and benches for seating in shaded areas. For more information on those opportunities, contact Shelby Baucom, assistant director at the Imaginarium, via email at SBaucom@cityftmyers.com. To see a site map of the exhibit, view pictures, find out more about the grand opening event and learn about Project EverGreen, visit www.projectevergreen. com/ftmyers. Matt Johnson from the Imaginarium was presented with an honorary golden shovel Poster featuring the complete list of exhibit sponsors Cindy Code, executive director at Project EverGreen Mayor Randy Henderson reads a proclamation Group shot of the project partners who aided in the exhibitions development


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 7, 20126 Lake Kennedy Senior Center Programs, TripsA number of new programs, trips and classes are being offered by the Lake Kennedy Senior Center, located at 400 Santa Barbara Blvd. in Cape Coral. Upcoming events will include: Yin Yoga Tuesdays from 1 to 2 p.m. (started September 4) Want to add some Namaste to your day? Join us every Tuesday for one hour of Yin Yoga. This form of yoga is a practice that focuses on the deep connective tissue surrounding the lower back, pelvis and the joints of the femurs allowing them to be gently stretched. It is a quiet mindful approach that helps to stimulate the free flow of energy to maintain our physical health as well as our emotional and energetic balance. Cost is $5 per person. Clare Bridge Cares Polynesian Dinner Show with Chicago Heat Friday, September 14 from 7 to 10 p.m. Our community partner, Clare Bridge/ Brookdale Senior Living, is heating things up at the Lake Kennedy Center as we welcome to the center stage Chicago Heat for an evening of tropical fun with a Polynesian flair. Join this professional foursome as they take the stage and rock the house as they perform the best of Caribbean/Keys, reggae, classic rock, rock-n-roll, oldies, rhythm and blues, and much more. Cost is $18 for members and $23 non-members and includes show, dinner, beverage and dessert. Menu includes baked ziti, meatballs, meat sauce or cream sauce, salad, butter and roll. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required. BYOB. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. HardRock Casino Hollywood Bus Trip Tuesday, September 18 Join the Kennedy Kruisers as we head to Hollywood for an excellent day of gaming fun. Experience the excitement of this 130,000-square-foot facility with over 2,100 of the hottest gaming machines and 50 live action tables. Take your chance with Lady Luck and play seven card stud, texas holdem, blackjack, slots and much more. Take a break from the action to peruse the plethora of fine shops or go to the Marketplace Food Court offering American, Mexican, Asian and Italian cuisine for an epicurean experience to please most every palate. The cost is $35 per member, $40 per non-member and includes $20 free play and a $5 food voucher. Advance reservations are required. Contact Lake Kennedy Senior Center at 574-0575 for more information. Gold & Silver Exchange Event with Diamonds By Dianne Friday, September 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Exchange your gold or silver for cash! Bring in all types of unwanted gold and silver jewelry in any condition, dental gold and sterling silver flatware. All donations will benefit the Lake Kennedy Senior Center. Cost is free. Contact Lake Kennedy Center at 574-0575 for more information. Diamonds By Dianne is located at 400 Santa Barbara Boulavard. Costume World Tour, Show & Lunch Thursday, October 4 Join the Kennedy Kruisers as we head to Costume World in beautiful Pompano Beach for an all inclusive day of fun! Our adventure begins with a tour of The Broadway Collection, which is an astounding exhibit of the finest costumes ever brought to the Broadway stage by the most honored and respected designers in the history of the American theatre. Presented in a fully interactive environment, tours are led by knowledgeable and entertaining theatre professionals who give the visitor a remarkable behind-thescenes look at the work of iconic designers. After we take walk through the history of the American Musical Theatre, we sit down to enjoy a wonderful lunch and experience an amazing show to put the finishing touches on a wonderful day! Cost is $84 per member and $89 per non-member. Contact Lake Kennedy Senior Center at 574-0575 for more information. From page 3Edison & Ford Programs, EventsFor additional information, contact the Edison Ford Volunteer Department. Homeschool: Designing Plant Packages September 17 and 21 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. (students in grades 1 to 6) Homeschool students will learn about photosynthesis, as well as plants and their interdependence with the environment, to design and build a package to ship a plant through the mail. Students and their parents can enroll in a two hour program with curriculum that follows the Next Generation Florida Sunshine State Standards. Pre-visit curriculum materials will be mailed to registered families. Registration required. Edison Ford members $10; non members $20 (one adult, one child), additional $10 per child. Draw Your Own Superhero Cartoons September 22 from 10 a.m. to noon (students in grades 4 to 7) Join cartoonist Doug MacGregor and learn the basics of cartoon character design, facial expression, character development and putting characters into motion. Bring a sketch pad, pencil and imagination. Cost for Edison Ford members is $20; non members are $30. To register, call the Edison Ford Education Department. Edison Ford Tour, Lunch & River Cruise Wednesdays and Thursdays Visitors to the Edison Ford will enjoy an audio tour of the historic homes, gardens, museum and lab; boat cruise on the Caloosahatchee River as well as tour of the river with naturalist commentary; and buffet lunch at the Royal Palm Yacht, a private club overlooking the river. Cost for adults is $45; children 12 and under are $35. Looking ahead to October: Thomas Edison Black Maria Film Festival Retrospective Friday, October 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the Edison Ford Winter Estates; Saturday, October 6 at 7:30 p.m. at Edison State Colleges Fort Myers Campus. Photography Class: Improving Your Travel Photography Skills October 17 from 1 to 3 p.m. Annual Clothesline Quilt Show October 27 from 10 am. to 2 p.m. For additional information, call 3347419 or visit www.edisonfordwinterestates.org. Hortoons Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island


7 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 7, 2012 Kiwanis Club Visited Heights Elementary IB World SchoolThe local Kiwanis Club visited Heights Elementary IB World School recently to distribute a beautiful world atlas to each fourth grader. According to school principal Diane Salko, the atlas supplements their regular school textbooks and is used to discover the many countries and locations in the world. Dr. Joseph Burke, Lee County School Superintendent, and several Kiwanis Club members passed out the atlases to each class. Heights Elementary IB World School was visited last week by the Kiwanis Club Dr. Joseph Burke hands out atlas books to fourth graders Shell Point Academy Offers Hurricane ClassShell Points Academy of Lifelong Learning invites the public to attend a class presented by Kristie Anders about hurricanes in Southwest Florida on Tuesday, September 18 at 10 a.m. This free presentation will take place in the Grand Cypress Room at The Woodlands in Shell Point Retirement Community. However, space is limited, so reservations are required to attend. Anders, education director for the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, experienced her first hurricane at age 6, and that was the first of many hurricanes and tropical storms that this island dwelling educator has lived through. In addition to her personal experiences, she will share the scientific information that will help us better understand this phenomenon. As Floridians, we are lucky to enjoy a tropical paradise for most of the year, but we do have to be prepared for when occasionally the weather chooses to create a storm, said Teri Kollath, manager of Academy and Volunteer Services. Ms. Anders speaks in our Academy quite regularly, and she offers guests a great insight into many aspects of life in Southwest Florida. To reserve space for Anders presentation, call 489-8472. The Academy of Life Long Learning at Shell Point is an educational initiative for the residents of the retirement community. The Academy provides anywhere from 70 to 90 classes each semester that encompass a well-rounded curriculum of educational opportunities for senior adults. To learn more about Shell Point Retirement Community, visit www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-780-1131. Kristie Anders of the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation 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


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 7, 20128 Along The RiverDuring Art Walk on Friday, beat the crowds by slipping into to Ichiban for great Chinese and Japanese cuisine. Ample seating is available inside the restaurant or outside in the climate-controled gallery located in the historic Post Office Arcade. Sit at Ichibans sushi bar and enjoy sashimi along with other favorites like the California roll, spicy tuna roll and green dragon roll. Sip a little hot sake while watching the chefs expertly prepare sushi art. If you prefer, select a table inside the restaurant or outside in the roofed-in gallery. Ichiban also offers a wide array of hot Chinese lunch and dinner combo specials and Japanese Bento boxes. Just need a quick late-night snack? Order the sweet and smoky BBQ Ribs or fried shrimp appetizer, best enjoyed with an ice-cold Kirin Ichiban beer, wine or sake. The downtown hot spot has had a loyal following among River District diners for eight years. Family owned and operated, it offers friendly service, great lunch and dinner specials along with artfully crafted sushi rolls and sashimi. There are multiple ways to get to Ichiban: enter through the main Post Office Arcade entrance on Broadway, through the lobby of Hotel Indigo on Main Street, or from First Street courtyard across from the City of Palms parking garage. Ichiban is located at 1520 Broadway, downtown Fort Myers. Hours are Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 9 p.m. For more information, call 334-6991. Surround yourself with of butterflies at downtown Fort Myers only Eco-Attraction called The Butterfly Estates. The Butterfly Estates is the first of its kind to bring a new family-oriented eco-attraction to the extensively redeveloped River District. Its innovative concept combines a hands-on, natural park atmosphere with an educational twist promoting conservation. This inviting setting provides a place that is not only a botanical garden and butterfly habitat, but an experience. The Butterfly Estates consists of a southern style veranda wrapped restaurant named Flutterbys Caf, Mother Natures Gift Shop featuring our exquisite Eco-Oriented Gifts and Caterpillars Ice Cream Shop & Fudge Factory, where guests are lured in by the sweet aromas of homemade fudge and fresh ice cream flavors. Originally built in the early 1900s, our extensively renovated buildings house our venues with a deep, rich, historic significance. The park serves as a retreat to many a guest and is centrally located within the urban fabric of the River District. This allows visitors and residents of Southwest Florida the accessibly of a natural Florida experience within steps of the extensively redeveloped River District. The crowning jewel of The Butterfly Estates is the 3,614-square-foot Glazed Glass Butterfly Conservatory. Its cascading waterfalls and lush tropical nectar plants house thousands of butterflies that delight guests with their astounding color variations. The fully automated glass structure was commissioned by the project owners in 2006 to create the best possible environment for the sole purpose of protecting and conserving Florida native butterfly species. The eco-attraction is located at 1815 Fowler Street. The park is open 365 days a year and convenient hours of operation can be found on the internet at www.thebutterflyestates.com. Call 690-2359 for more information. Take a 90 minute sojourn through artistic landmarks of downtown Fort Myers historic River District with True Tours. The professional guides will shine a spotlight on the artists, and the inspiration behind Fire Dance, the art panels at the Justice Center Parking Garage, the Light Sculptures at the Sidney & Berne Art Center, and many more art treasures. The tours are held every Saturday from 10:30 a.m. and cost $15 plus tax. True Tours also offers Historical Walking Tours, Architecture Tours, Downtown Revitalization Tours and Haunted History Tours. Special student pricing may be available. For reservations, call 945-0405 or visit www.truetours.net. Take a tour of Fort Myerss downtown public art with True Tours. Pictured here is Fire Dance in Centennial Park Spicy tuna roll and vegetable roll at Ichiban in the historic downtown River District Please visit our River Weekly News online advertisers at www.islandsunnews.com. You can click through to their Web sites for more information about real estate, shopping, restaurants and services. Just click on the logos surrounding the front page. 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


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


11 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 7, 2012 From page 10Churches/TemplesConservative Judaism THE CHABAD LUBAVITCH OF SW FLORIDA ORTHODOX 5620 Winkler Road, Fort Myers Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz 433-7708, E-mail: rabbi@chabadswf.org Web site: www.chabadswf.org Services: Friday 6:30 p.m.; Saturday Kabbalah class 9 a.m.; Shacharit 10 a.m.; Kiddush at noon Minyan: Monday and Thursday 7 a.m. THE NEW CHURCH The New Church of SWFL is located 10811 Sunset Plaza Circ. #401, behind Zoomers. Rev. Gabriella Cahaley officiates worship services on Sundays at 11 a.m. during the season. Other worship events are held on the beach in Fort Myers Beach. See our webpage http://www.newchurchflorida.com/ or call for more information 239-481-5535. THOMAS A. EDISON CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH 1619 Llewellyn Drive Fort Myers Just off McGregor across from the Edison/ Ford Winter Estates 334-4978 Senior Minister: Douglas Kelchner Traditional Worship Sundays 10:15 a.m. Website: www.taecc.com UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH FORT MYERS 13411 Shire Lane (off Daniels Parkway one mile west of I-75) Minister: The Reverend Allison Farnum Sunday services and religious education at 10:30 a.m. For information on all church events call 561-2700 or visit www.uucfm.org. UNITY OF BONITA SPRINGS Family Service 10 to 11 a.m. Healing Circle 11 a.m. Hospitality and Fellowship, 11 a.m. Inspiring lesson, uplifting and dynamic music, meditation in a loving environment. Service held at 28285 Imperial Street, Bonita Springs. Call 947-3100. UNITY OF FORT MYERS 11120 Ranchette Road, Fort Myers Summer services & Childrens Hour 10 a.m. Sundays. Reverend Jim Rosemergy, minister. Our God is Love; our Race is Human; our Religion is Oneness. www.unityoffortmyers.org or 239-278-1511 WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 9065 Ligon Court, Fort Myers, across from HealthPark Hospital, 481-2125 Senior Pastor: Robert Brunson Sunday Service: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 11 a.m. Blended Worship www.westminsterfortmyers.org WORD OF LIFE CHURCH 2120 Collier Ave, Fort Myers, 274-8881; Services: Sunday 10 a.m.; Wednesday 7 p.m. Bishop Gaspar and Michele Anastasi ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH 7401 Winkler Road, Fort Myers, 481-4040, Interim Pastor Jim Eggert Pastor Peter Weeks Sunday Services: 8:30 a.m. Traditional; 10 a.m. Blended Traditional and Contemporary; 11:30 a.m. Contemporary. Childrens Sunday School, Adult /Teen Bible Classes, 10 a.m. CHARLOTTA WILES CARPERCharlotta Wiles Carper, 78, a native of Sanibel and former owner of Timmys Nook, died on Sunday, August 26, 2012. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Ken, one daughter, Gail Day of Fort Myers, one son, Stephen Carper of California, two grandsons, Adam Montgomery and Ryan Bailey, one granddaughter, Tiffany Carper, and two great-grandsons, Luke and Joel Montgomery. She is also survived by four sisters, Linda Horne, Carol Phillips, Pat Conway and Donna Bashaw, as well as serveral nieces and nephews. There will be no service, per her wishes. Reservations Required for All Cruises All Cruises(239)472-5300Cruises depart from beautiful Captiva Islandwww.captivacruises.com Call for departure timeTHE BEST WAY TO SEE THE ISLANDS IS FROM THE WATER 10 a.m. Island Cruise to Useppa Or Cabbage Key Adventure Sailing Cruises 4:00 p.m. Dolphin Watch Cruise Beach & Shelling Cruise Sunset Serenade Cruise with Island Musicians OBITUARY Serenity Lynn Burdge was born on August 23, 2012 at 9:05 a.m. to first time parents Heather and Albert Burdge. Serenity weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT Serenity Lynn Burdge Spiritual Services Team Welcomes New ChaplainLast week, Lee Memorial Health System announced Rev. Michael V. Harris, M.Div. as the new chaplain at Gulf Coast Medical Center. Rev. Harris comes from Jackson, Mississippi. A graduate of Jackson State University and The Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Rev. Harris completed his chaplain residencies at the Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Jackson. We are delighted by the gifts Michael brings to professional chaplaincy, said Rev. Cynthia Brasher, system director, spiritual services. The medical centers full-time chaplains are board-certified or board-certification eligible professionals endorsed from diverse faith traditions working full-time within the healthcare system. It is the belief of the staff of the Spiritual Services Department that spirituality is a natural dimension of every person. Spirituality has to do with relationship, relationship with God, with all creation and community, and the journey of finding presence, purpose and meaning through those relationships in sickness and in health. Visit www.leememorial.org for more information. Our email address is press@RiverWeekly.com


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 7, 201212 Poor Water Clarity Left Over From Isaacby Capt. Matt MitchellIm all smiles now that the Labor Day holiday weekend is over. The last busy weekend of summer is now in the books and things will be the quietest they are all year out on the water for at least a month or so. It seems this past weekends good weather just made it even busier with boat traffic than usual. Yes, its great to see so many out of town people here enjoying our little piece of paradise and spending money at local businesses, but now its over and my favorite time of the year on the water is officially here. More than a week after Tropical Storm Isaac, the water in the sound is still dirty, stirred up and far from pretty. With all the rains we had, there is still a lot of dirty water as it keeps draining down the river and out of the estuaries, making the water in the southern sound coffee if not chocolate colored. Add to that lots of floating grass, coconuts and palm fronds... its far from pretty out there. Once you get further north in the middle sound, the water clarity is a little better, but not much. Add to that the big, full moon we had this week and it seemed all the conditions were against good fishing. Fishing for me was tougher after Isaac than it has been, but if you put in your time, you could still get it done. The best bite for me this week was with high tide redfish. Although the redfish took some finding, once located you could quickly catch a half dozen or so quality fish. The key for me to get on the redfish was fishing a lot of places and finding good numbers of mullet in one area. Where I found happy, jumping, roaming mullet schools close to or against a mangrove island, I also found redfish most of the time. My bait of choice for working the mangroves was my summertime favorite: a medium-sized pinfish or grunt rigged a few feet under a popping cork on a 1/4 ounce jig head. In some places, the reds were right up against the trees in the shade, and then others were out in the sand holes 20 feet or more from the trees. No one place was super productive, but if you put in your time and stayed with the mullet, there were quality redfish to be had. The same thing with the mullet held true when looking for redfish in the wide open shallow water. Targeting the big schools of mullet working shallow grass flats was also a good bet to get a few more quality redfish. I did spend some time this week working the shallow mixed up bottom from Panther Key to Bird Key on the middle to lower stages of the tide. This was far from a hot bite, but if you kept moving about 100 yards at a time and putting out a spread of fresh cut baits, you eventually could pick up a few reds here and there. My biggest redfish of the week came out in this open water and measured 31 inches. Trout fishing really slowed up for me this week, as the clean water that trout like was just about impossible to find anywhere. Areas up by the passes made for much better action than the stained water in the southern sound. Most of the trout we caught were on the small side of the 15-inch slot. As the water slowly clears, trout fishing will heat back up. I did also catch a few decent snook this week while working the mouth of the river on a strong afternoon falling tide. Oyster bars from Picnic Island to Little Shell Island produced a couple of snook in the 30-inch range. This water in the mouth of the river is the nastiest looking water around, but fresh water run-off is what snook really thrive in. Grunts and pinfish baits floated around the points of the oyster bars seemed to be what these snook wanted, but with a live well full of white bait, I think you could do much better. Although conditions on the water are far from perfect, if you put in some time and work at it, there are some quality fish to be had. Water clarity is slowly improving and as we get to a week or so past the full moon, fishing will quickly improve. Tropical storms are just all part of living in South Florida and even though they can make fishing a little tough, there are much worse places to be than out on the water with a rod in your hand.Capt. Matt Mitchell has been fishing local waters since he moved to Sanibel in 1980. He now lives in St. James City and works as a back country fishing guide. If you have comments or questions email captmattmitchell@aol.com. Send Us Your Fish TalesThe River Weekly would like to hear from anglers about their catches. Send us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of catch, species and weight, and include photographs with identification. Drop them at the River Weekly, 1609 Hendry Street, Suite 15, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, or email to press@riverweekly.com. Eli Jolly, 7, with a 25-inch redfish, his biggest to date, caught with Capt. Matt Mitchell this week From page 9Fishing Tournamentin 2007, and that year had 24 team entries with $1,000 going to Hope Hospice. This past year, the event had grown to 48 team entries and $10,360 in donations went to Hope Hospice. Anglers cash prizes have also grown from $5,000 in 2009 to $7,200 in 2011 for first place. Every year, I organize the tournament to raise money for Hope Hospice in order give back what they did for my family, said Amy Andrew, tournament coordinator. Hope Hospice is a wonderful organization and I am truly honored to raise the donations that will benefit so many families. Prize donations are still being collected and detailed tournament location, rules and entry forms can be found online at www.filletandrelease4hospice.com. 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13 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 7, 2012 CROW Case Of The Week: Loggerheadby Patricia MolloyA loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) arrived on August 20 after being found floating in shallow waters off of Sanibel. It was covered in three inches of barnacles and was missing the majority of its back right flipper and parts of its front right flipper. The turtle appeared to be in shock upon arrival, so fluids and dextrose (sugar) was quickly administered. It was then tube fed because it was very thin and a catheter was inserted. The staff tried to manually pick some off some of the barnacles but they were so strongly attached, the turtles top layer of keratin on its shell began peeling off under the barnacles. After 24 hours, Dr. Aundria West, DVM intern, removed the catheter and ordered the sea turtle to be temporarily placed in fresh water to help kill the barnacles. In total, 10 kilograms of barnacles were removed from her face and shell. She was really bright and alert compared to some of the other loggerheads weve seen, noted Dr. West. It took several CROW staff members to accomplish the feat of moving the gigantic sea turtle from the fresh water tank to a gurney in order to take bloodwork. Afterwards, it was quickly placed in a large salt water tank where it was fed squid and jellyfish and was able to swim freely with full mobility. The loggerhead (patient #2542) will require several weeks of treatment at CROW to ensure that her protein levels continue to rise that it is safe to return it back to the seas off of Sanibel. CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from our local area. 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 472-3644 or visit www.crowclinic.org. Strength and teamwork were required to move the patient on the gurney for examination all photos courtesy of Jeana Harms Its eyes were bulging due to the pressure of being out of zero gravity saltwater Jeana Harms, certified veterinarian techmician, is preparing the sea turtle tank 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. w ww.SeabreezeN u rseries.com ( 239 ) 5 60-142 2 FREE Landsca p e C onsultation ! Visit our Website for more detail s l ms, P a l i ves, n at i o ns crot o a ds, bromeli a h es, b uttery bus h more & much m


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 7, 201214 Plant SmartShort Ragweedby Gerri ReavesWith a pretty first name like Ambrosia, youd expect short ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia) to be one of Floridas most appreciated wildflowers. After all, its a member of the aster or daisy family. But this low-maintenance native is anything but appreciated by people who suffer severe allergies to its pollen. The fact that short ragweed is one of the most widespread uncultivated plants around doesnt help. Inconspicuous in appearance, it swaths roadsides, undeveloped lots, the banks of ditches and canals, and even overlooked areas in commercial and residential landscapes. In fact, the dark-green leaves and delicate inflorescences are quite attractive as they wave in the breeze. While some people classify it as a noxious weed, non-allergic gardeners might choose to let it be, since its oil-rich seeds are a food source for many birds. This erect and freely branching summer annual can reach five feet or more in ideal conditions. Lobed leaves appear on rough hairy stems that might be green or purplish. The raggedy shape of the leaves inspires the common name. Very small male and female cupshaped flowers occur on the same plant. More than one billion pollen grains can be produced by a single plant and dispersed by the wind. One seed lies inside each tiny spiny fruit. One plant is capable of producing tens of thousands of seeds that easily disperse themselves or lie dormant in the soil for years. This propensity to easily spread and thrive makes short ragweed a pest in agricultural fields. Sources: Weeds by Alexander C. Martin, The Guide to Florida Wildflowers by Walter Kingsley Taylor, pollenlibrary.com, plantbook.org, and ifas.ufl.edu. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. Short, or common, ragweed abounds in uncultivated areas Tiny cup-shaped male and female flowers occur on the same plant photos by Gerri Reaves Caring For Your PlantsNo Irrigation? No ProblemBy Justen DobbsThere are many homes in Southwest Florida that have never had any irrigation installed. Rather than pay for a sprinkler company to come install an irrigation system, which will cost thousands of dollars, there are other options you can explore. Now, the most common solution for a zero-irrigation yard is to plant all native. This is not absolutely necessary. Did you know that our average annual rainfall is about 55 inches? The only cities in the continental U.S. that get more annual rainfall than Fort Myers are Miami, New Orleans and Mobile, Alabama. What does this mean for us? Our relatively high rainfall allows us to grow many more types of plants and trees that can simply live off our rain and not just native species. There are lots of plants and trees that grow naturally in sub-tropical and Mediterranean climates around that world that happen to grow equally as well here. I prefer to stay away from using too much grass (even if its native grass) because although it can survive yearround here, it tends to get yellow or brown during our driest winter months (March and April). So, better alternatives to a landscape full of grass include using rock, vine, mulch or sand. Less grass means less use of water, fertilizer, trimming and pest control. You can expect all Florida native plants and trees to survive our driest months and look good most of the year, but the problem is many of our native plants and trees are simply green or brown. This makes for a very dull landscape, in my opinion. Here are some non-native plants and trees that thrive here year-round and dont require any irrigation or fertilizer: 1. Bromeliads Tropical air plants from South America 2. Crotons Tropical plants from Indonesia with year-round color 3. Bismark palms Silver leaved palms from Madagascar 4. Date palms From the Middle East and Asia 5 .Agave Succulents from the Americas 6 .Cycads All of them are good, except for Sago palms 7. Chinese fan palms Can be planted singularly or in clusters 8. Areca palms Make good hedges and are low-maintenance 9. Variegated vine A pretty, easy-togrow groundcover The plants in the list above are just a small fraction of what we have at our disposal in Southwest Florida with regard to good landscape plants. What constitutes a good landscape plant? Again, they all have the same basic traits in common (once theyve established a good root system): drought-tolerant, cold-tolerant, no fertilizer regiments and very little trimming or maintenance. Plants to avoid due to cold-sensitivity and high maintenance: Christmas palms, fountain grass, sensivaria, Mexican petuna, ixora, Indian hawthorne, seagrape, bahia grass and Gold Malayan coconut palms. Dobbs is a landscape architect in south Florida specializing in custom, upscale landscapes. He can be reached at seabreezenurseries@gmail.com. A landscape without irrigation can be colorful and exotic, if done correctly A native landscape can survive without irrigation, but lacks color and extravagance


15 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 7, 2012 Countys Conservation 20/20 Program Purchases 43.5 Acres In Bonita SpringsLast week, Lee County officially purchased 43.5 acres adjacent to the 130 acre Conservation 20/20 Pine Lake Preserve. The acquisition was funded by the Conservation 20/20 Program. The parcel is located at 27301-27451 Kent Road in Bonita Springs. This property makes an important addition to the Pine Lake Preserve. It expands upon the pine flatwoods/cypress habitat and contains a scenic lake which provides important habitat for wading birds and is ideal for fishing. This property, combined with the Pine Lake Preserve, offers an opportunity to restore the natural function of the Jefferson Lane flow way. Historically, the Jefferson Lane flow way was a natural conveyance path of flows from northeast to southwest to the Estero Bay via the Imperial River Basin. The natural conveyance has been greatly altered by urbanization. Restoration would improve water quality, rehydrate the preserve, and help to reduce future flooding. The owners wanted $814,000 for the property, but the Division of County Lands, the office which negotiates land purchases for the county, was able to acquire the property for $416,273. The Conservation 20/20 program buys environmentally important lands for preservation. Its funded by a property tax, which was approved by referendum in 1996. It is 50 cents for every $1,000 of taxable property value. Since the first purchase in 1997, the countys Conservation 20/20 program has made 117 land purchases and the land inventory now stands at 24,871 acres. Area of land purchased in Bonita Springs for the Conservation 2020 Pine Lake Preserve Shark fishing has been great for blacktips, nurse and bonnetheads along the beach and off of the Causeway Islands, according to local angler Elliot Sudal. Chunks of mackerel and ladyfish work well as do big pinfish on a wire leader. Snook fishing has been great as well, but they are smart and hard to catch along the beach. Live pinfish or big shrimp with a light fluorocarbon leader fish 10 to 20 feet off the beach can work; its best early in the morning. The shark pictured above was over three feet long and around 20 pounds. Plenty of small jacks, mackerel, ladyfish, bluefish and trout are around as well. Fish Caught Elliot Sudal pictured with one of his largest catches VOTED BEST CHEFBEST OF THE ISLANDS AWARD FINE ITALIAN CUISINE IL TESORO RISTORANTEinspired by Island Fare in a bistro style C b t ntf r b Tb Gt Pt Wf FREE WI-FI Ft r b L-B Ft r b L-B751 Tarpon Bay Road Sanibel Island, FL 239-395-4022 Reservations Suggested www.iltesoro.net Now open in NYC, 82nd & 1st Ave.TASTE OF THE ISLANDS IRON CHEF WINNER 5-7pm Mimosas, Bellinis & Sangrias Fresh ingredients, simplicity, love... the recipe for a treasured dining experience Chef/Owner AJ Black We are taking Kiwanis coupons from any restaurant through August 30 Email your editorial copy to: press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 7, 201216 Perspectives: A Photography Exhibition by Canadian Olympian On Friday, September 7, Art of the Olympians Museum and Gallery (AOTO) will celebrate the opening of its newest exhibition, Perspectives, by Canadian Olympian Nancy Lewington. The exhibition showcases photographic perspectives of the Olympian, artist and individual. Lewington was born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario. Early in life, she discovered an appreciation for sport through a mothers love. Her mother, Canadian athlete Betty White, won gold in a medley relay as a member of the Canadian British Empire Games in 1934. Nancys passion for sport was unleashed through running. Early in her career, Lewington was Canadian champion and record holder in the 100m sprint. Her determination and skill paved her way to the 1960 Rome Olympic Games where she competed for Canada in the 100m sprint and 400m relay. Like many Olympians, Lewington has a passion for art, sport and education. A graduate of Hamilton Teachers College and McMaster University, she went on to teach physical education and coached girls track in elementary, vocational, and high school levels for 20 years. After her teaching career concluded, Lewington discovered the world of photography. Her interest in photography transformed from a hobby into a passion after she battled breast cancer in 1997. During Perspectives, visitors will see the unique perspectives of this great Olympian artist. The exhibit will run until November at the Art of the Olympians Museum and Gallery at 1300 Hendry Street, Fort Myers. Visitors may attend for free during the Friday, September 7 Artwalk in downtown Fort Myers from 6 to 10 p.m. Lewington will be present to take questions at the Art Walk exhibit opening. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The gallery is closed to on Sundays, Mondays and holidays. Admission is $5. For more information, visit www.artoftheolympians.org, or call 332-5055. Sauble Beach by Nancy Lewington Flight of Osprey Lovegrove Opens Runway Show With Her Fashion Art StoryThis Saturday, September 8 at 7 p.m., Leoma Lovegrove will open the runway of the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Centers Art Walks the Runway Fashion Show. Lovegrove is one of six fashion designers featured on the runway and will present her Fashion Art Story. A unique aspect of Lovegroves prestigious art career is her hand painted wardrobe. Lovegrove said, I have painted my clothes for special events ever since high school and they usually trickle down into my every day attire. Often I am caught off guard at the grocery when people ask to take a photo of me, but I know its the fun painted jacket or shoes they want a picture of. Art Walks the Runway is from 7 to 9 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Contact the Sidney & Berne Davis Art, 2301 First Street, Fort Myers, at www.sbdac or call 333-1933. Young Artists Awards Vocalists To Perform At September Art WalkOn Friday, September 7, Young Artists Awards vocalists Sarah Daigle and Peyton Davis will be performing at ocasiocasa, a new gallery located at 1540 Broadway, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in conjunction with Septembers Art Walk in downtown Fort Myers. The performance is free and open to the public. Daigle, 17, is a senior at North Fort Myers High School and was a 2011 Young Artists Awards winner in the contemporary voice/musical theatre category. Davis, 16, is a junior at Cypress Lake High School and was named a 2012 winner in the classical voice category. The Young Artists Awards, beginning its 10th year of programming, is a not-forprofit education, performance, audition and scholarship program for students from throughout Southwest Florida. The organization is also a monthly partner with Art Walk. For more information on the Young Artists Awards, visit www.youngartistsawards. org or Young Artists Awards on Facebook. Sarah Daigle Peyton Davis Our email address is press@riverweekly.com


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 Visit our newest of ce location at Sundial Beach Resort 1451 Middle Gulf Drive 239/472-1478Serving the Islands Since 1975NEW LISTING: 1 ACRE OF PROPERTY AND HOME LOCATED IN THE MIDDLE OF SANIBELThis secluded remodeled 3 bedroom, 3 bath home features a double sided wood burning fireplace, laundry room with a new washer & dryer, nice open kitchen with new appliances, vaulted ceilings, nice bathrooms and more. This well maintained property has a lot of potential. Even room for a large swimming pool. Offered for $349,900. Contact Tracy Mr. Listr/ 994-7975 or Connie Ms Listr 239/841-4540. NEAR BEACH3 Bedroom, 3 Bath home across the street from the beach located in Palm Lake Subdivision off of prestigious West Gulf Drive. 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This home will make sure everyday feels like a day at the beach. Offered for $659,000. Contact George Kohlbrenner 239/565-8805. DIRECTLY ON SAN CARLOS BAY!!Views from almost every room. This remodeled home offers a pool with hot tub, two guest suites on 3rd level with a morning kitchen, entertainment area, large walk in closets, stunning balcony views of the bay. Master suite on main level and an office/4th bedroom., Stone, tile, crown molding, impact glass on all windows and doors, over sized 2+ car garage.The wild life, dolphins, manatees and more can be enjoyed in this quiet & gorgeous home. This is a must see. Offered for $2,495,000. Contact Tracy Mr. Listr/ 994-7975 or Connie Ms Listr 239/841-4540. STYLE & SOPHISTICATIONAn exquisite property cascading across 102 ft Gulf front & adding to this vision is the grassy lawn anchored with trees. Distributed over three levels, this well organized custom design clearly defines entertainment indoors & outdoors. On entering the residence the decorative foyer leads past the sweeping staircase into open, yet intimate living spaces with soaring ceilings, sculpture floor covering, and a versatile floor plan to create a feeling & experience unsurpassed in taste & refinement. Serene pool, spa, gulf breezes & idyllic lifestyle promise the most rejuvenating moments. Offered for $5,990,000. 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. Contact Larry Hahn 239/898-8789. CROWN COLONYFantastic Lake View in the prestigeous 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, sattelite 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. JONATHAN HARBOUR BAY FRONT BUILDING SITE 17059 Marina Cove Lane This lot has a great dock system with a lift and deep water, electric and water on dock. 140 feet of water frontage and only 10 minutes by water to the Gulf. Private gated community with pool, tennis, and clubhouse. Custom blueprints available for a home if purchaser is interested. Offered for $625,000 Contact Ralph or Cathy Galietti 239/826-5897 or 239/828-5807. 2621 SAN CAP RD.This adorable 3 bedroom 2 bath Florida cottage makes for the perfect island retreat. Great location in Sanibel Gardens near shopping and restaurants. Offered for $284,900. Contact Nancy Finch 239/822-7825. SOUTH SEAS TENNIS VILLASComfort, convenience, and a serene sense of inspired living in a Resort Community. Outside in the Tennis Villa community is an abudance of well maintained, matured, and manicured grounds offering a private community pool, sun-deck, bbq area and more. #3110 Quaint 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 Capitva, restaurants and much more. South Seas Island Resort amenities offered with a club membership. Offered for $350,000. Contact LeAne Taylor Suraez 239/872-1632. #3139 Every aspect of the interior is designed to enhance the island experience. The entry level offers a private guest bedroom and bath, a great room that encompasses an open floor plan with sliding glass doors in living and side window in dining area in this end villa. The privacy of the master bedroom with en-suite bath is located on the upper level overlooking an enclave of sunlight through the picture window. Offered for $425,000. Contact LeAne Taylor Suraez 239/872-1632. #3229 It all starts here with this 1 bedroom, second floor villa carefully designed to take full advantage of the sq footage. Ideally located in the southern enclave of South Seas Island Resort overlooking tennis courts. With its prime location it is a short stroll to the Beach, Captiva Village hosting an array of restaurants, shops, water sports and more. Decorated in concert to island style! A private retreat thoroughly embraced by the natural island splendor while offering safe and convenient lifestyle for those seeking an extraordinary vacation location. Offered for $235,000. Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632. 17 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 7, 2012


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 7, 201218 Theatre Conspiracy, Southwest Floridas most innovative live theatre company, announced two weekends of staged readings of plays by local playwrights on September 6, 7, 8, 13, 14 and 15 at 8 p.m. and September 16 at 2 p.m. at the Foulds Theatre in Fort Myers. Tickets for each night are only $5. Eight original works will be performed over the two weekends. On Thursday, September 6 at 8 p.m., Time Tables by John Repa of Fort Myers will be featured under the direction of David Meo. Time Tables is the story of two women at a bus stop. But neither is really waiting for a bus. One is looking for escape and possibly closure for her life. The other may actually be looking for her life to begin. Life and buses... where you go depends on where you get on and where you get off. On Friday, September 7 at 8 p.m., Facing Up... by Faye Ellen Graetz of Fort Myers will be performed under the direction of Michael McNalley. In Facing Up..., old friends drop in, uninvited, as Juliette adjusts to having missed her own mothers funeral. Its a night when the truth is too much, a bullet is too close and a grave is not enough. On Saturday, September 8 at 8 p.m. will be No Bad Dance by Louise Wigglesworth, also of Fort Myers and directed by Karen Goldberg. Why in hell was I born a dancer instead of a stock-broker, and what am I supposed to do with it? asks Johnny Tenuto as he struggles for 10 years to find out where he belongs with his classical training and passion for story-telling. Along the way his life entwines with those of two women, also dancers, from very different backgrounds. One opens the door for him to the grand life that is every dancers dream, while the other remains the voice in his soul that says theres something more. The following week finds A Day In The Life Of Sally And Saeh by Zalman Velvel on Thursday, September 13 at 8 p.m. A Day In The Life Of Sally And Saeh is a new performance play. You thought your marriage had problems? Laugh along with Sally and David as they meet their incredible challenges. Sally will sing and act her way into your heart. David will make you laugh until you fall apart. The show will be performed by Sally and David Sayh. Sally is an actress/singer/ comedienne while David is a professional comedian. He has appeared on The Tonight Show 12 times. The show will be directed by the playwright. On Friday, September 14 at 8 p.m. will be An Act Of God by Stephen Hooper, under the direction of Louise Wigglesworth. An Act Of God tells the story of a harddriving trial lawyer who is trying to recover from a stroke of unknown origin. Set in 1988, the play takes place in a rehabilitation hospital for the catastrophically injured. The action begins upon his admission and ends when is discharged several months later. On Saturday, September 15 at 8 p.m., Wally Kains play The View From Boynton Rock will make its debut. A novelist of recognized ability turns to writing best-selling trash and considers himself a failure in this prostitution of his talent. By chance, he finds a young woman atop Boynton Rock who is about to jump to her death. In attempting to persuade her back from the brink, he learns from her that his own life is worth living. Finally on Sunday, September 16 is a matinee at 2 p.m. Robert Hilliards one-act plays Waiting For Ben and Encounter In Jerusalem will be staged under the direction of June Koc. Waiting For Ben is about a middle-class family having their last breakfast in their long-time home. Are they the loving supportive family they appear to be? Who is Ben that they are waiting for? Frustrations build and secrets are revealed but will Ben ever show up? Encounter In Jerusalem is set in the rubble of a synagogue during the IsraeliPalestine war 1947-48. Zalman encounters and Arab, the enemy he has sworn to kill and sworn to kill him. Who will shoot first? Tickets for each day are $5. Reservations can be made by contacting Theatre Conspiracys box office at 936-3239. Foulds Theater is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers. Local Playwrights Receive Staged Readings At Theatre Conspiracy Standing from left are Wally Kain, John Repa, Fay Graetz and Louise Wigglesworth. Seated are Stephen Hooper and Robert Hilliard Broadway Palm To Host AuditionsBroadway Palm Dinner Theatre is holding open auditions for adults and children for five productions in their upcoming 20th anniversary season on Saturday, September 29. Auditions for ages 6 to 17 will be held at 10 a.m.; sign up begins at 9 a.m. (All childrens roles will be double cast.) Ages 18 and up will audition at 1 p.m.; sign up begins at noon. Auditions are on a firstcome, first-served basis. No appointments will be taken. The following are the productions and roles that are available: Ages 6 To 17 Miracle On 34th Street Plays November 22 to December 25. Rehearsals will be held November 8 to 21. Casting the roles of children (boys and girls) age 6 to 10; must be under 5 feet. Fiddler On The Roof Plays December 29 to February 16. Rehearsals will be held between mid-December and December 28. Casting the roles of Shprintze and Bielke (girls) age 11 to 15; must be under 5 feet. The Sound Of Music Plays February 21 to April 6. Rehearsals will be held February 2 to 20. Casting the roles of Von Trapp children (boys and girls) to play ages 6 to 16, and Rolf Gruber (boy) to play age 17. Ages 18 And Up The Sound Of Music Plays February 21 to April 6. Rehearsals will be held February 2 to 20. Casting the roles of Maria Von Trapp, Mother Abbess, Max Detweiler, nuns and ensemble males and females. Menopause The Musical Plays April 11 to May 18. Rehearsals will be held March 28 to April 10. Casting strong singers/actors, specifically women to play age range 40 to 60. Shrek The Musical Plays June 27 to August 10. Rehearsals will be held June 13 to 26. Auditioning to cast all roles. Anyone interested in auditioning should bring a current headshot and resume and be prepared to sing 16 bars that best show off your vocal range. Please bring sheet music, an accompanist will be provided (no CDs, please). After the vocal audition, actors may be asked to stay for a reading or dance audition; please allow time to complete the entire audition process. Broadway Palm is a professional theatre. Productions require a two-week rehearsal process with day and evening rehearsals. Anyone interested in auditioning must be available for the two-week rehearsal process and all performances. Performances are Tuesday through Sunday evenings with selected matinees on Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday or Sunday. Auditions will be held on Saturday, September 29 at Broadway Palm, 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. For more information on production details and performance schedules, visit www. BroadwayPalm.com. Cabaret And Cabernet Tickets On Sale NowTickets are now on sale for the second annual Cabaret And Cabernet at the Alliance for the Arts, benefiting the Young Artists Awards program. The event will be held on Saturday, October 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. For only $30 per ticket or $50 per pair, attendees will enjoy award winning entertainment by Young Artists Awards performers throughout the evening in the main gallery of the Alliance as well as on the Foulds Theatre stage, hosted by Stephanie Davis, the Downtown Fort Myers Diva. Complimentary wine and food will be served, and a silent auction, featuring works by local artists, event tickets, and more, will be held. Tickets are available by calling Young Artists Awards at 574-9321, clicking on the donate button at www.youngartistsawards.org or by visiting the Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers. The event sold out last year. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the evening will go to student scholarships in the arts and your ticket purchase will allow students in participate in our education, performance and scholarship program during the 2012-13 season. Sweet and savory items, as well as wine tastings, will be provided by Total Wine & More, Norman Love Confections, Cohen and Cohen Catering, Jasons Deli, The Edison, Pizza 2000 and Marios. Original artwork by local artists, tickets to area cultural events, trips, wine, theatre, art-related baskets and more will be featured at the silent auction. The Young Artists Awards, Inc. is a non for profit organization entering its tenth year of offering services to area children ages eight to 21 in the performing arts, including vocal and musical performance, drama and dance. Young Artists Awards also sponsors the Art By Kids With Cancer program in conjunction with the Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, assisting families experiencing the financial challenges of childhood cancer. The event is sponsored by Advanced Pain Management and Spine Specialists. Sponsorships of the program are still available, and silent auction items are being accepted. For more information and to purchase tickets, call 574-9321 or visit www.youngartistsawards.org.


19 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 7, 2012 Grilled Shrimp in Peanut Sauce 2 pounds shrimp, peeled and deveined 3/4 cup peanut butter 1/3 cup fresh lime juice 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 teaspoon brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh ginger root Place shrimp on wooden skewers and set aside. Combine remaining ingredients and mix well. Sauce will be thick, but thin enough to allow it to be brushed on shrimp. Brush shrimp well with sauce and chill for 1 hour. Grill skewered shrimp 6 to 8 inches over medium coals for 3 to 4 minutes. Turn and cook an additional 3 minutes or until shrimp are no longer translucent in the center. Yields six servings Nutritional Value Per Serving Calories: 353, Calories From Fat: 162, Fat Total: 18g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 232mg, Total Carbohydrates: 8g, Protein: 39g. Grilled Shrimp in Peanut Sauce Local Author Writes Time Travel Romance BooksThe Wild Rose Press has released their newest time travel romance, The Love Gypsy, written by Fort Myers Beach author Mary Tatarian writing as Mariah Lynne. The Love Gypsy is available in all e-formats. Romance Review site Two Lips Reviews wrote The Love Gypsy is a well thoughtout time travel, and thats saying something because time travel books are difficult to write The Love Gypsy is a very entertaining story with a lovely, satisfying end. ... delightful. Set in Fort Myers, homicide detective Brianna Breeze cant seem to get a man unless she handcuffs him. Her best friend decides to take matters into her own hands and tricks Brianna into seeing the Love Gypsy, a time travelers friend noted for her extraordinary matchmaking skills. When a tall muscular man wearing jeans, slicked back 50s hair and a black leather jacket bursts in on her first visit, Brianna is bewitched. Despite the Love Gypsys warning not to get involved with him, Brianna cant get him out of her mind even though she more than anyone knows the pitfalls of romancing a stranger. A present day murder, a vintage car registered in the past and a smoking gun complicate the puzzle. Brianna doesnt know if her lover from the past is a murderer or a savior but shes willing to risk a journey through time to find out. Tatarian, a former Fort Myers Beach business owner, wrote weekly video entertainment columns for The Observer and Beach Bulletin. She is a member of Romance Writers of America and The Southwest Florida Romance Writers and broker of Tatarian Real Estate. The Love Gypsy is available on Mariahlynne.com, TheWildRosePress. com, Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com and AllRomanceE-Books.com. Mary Tatarian Disability Awareness Art ShowLee Memorial Health Systems Arts In Healthcare program is pleased to announce that Art by the disABLEd will be featured at the Alliance for the Arts, Members Gallery from September 7 to 29. Various works from over a dozen disABLEd artists in our community will be displayed and juried by a local panel of judges. An opening reception will be held at the Alliance for the Arts on Friday, September 7 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. On Wednesday, October 3, more Art by the disABLEd will be on display in the Atrium at HealthPark Medical Center. At a reception from 5 to 7 p.m., this years winner of the Annual Arts in Healthcare Poster Calendar Contest will be announced. Join them for both occasions to celebrate the talents and fine work of these special and gifted artists in our community. For more information, call 343-2633 or email art@leememorial.org. Pillow Embrace, painted by disABLEd artist Frank DiMaria


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 7, 201220 From page 1Fly Me To The MoonDuring the exhibition, Art by the disABLEd will be displayed in the Member Gallery, and work by Blanchard Stell will be in the theater lobby. Both exhibits close, and the silent auctions ends, on September 29. For more information, go to www. artinlee.org or call 939-2787. The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Fly Me To The Moon exhibit participating schools include: Cape Coral High School Cypress Lake High School Cypress Lake Middle School Diplomat Middle School Dunbar High School Edison Park Elementary School Estero High School Fort Myers High School Gateway Elementary School Ida Baker High School Island Coast High School James Stephens International Academy Lehigh Senior High School North Fort Myers High School Oak Hammock Middle School Orangewood Elementary School Paul Lawrence Dunbar Middle School Pinewoods Elementary School San Carlos Park Elementary School South Fort Myers High School Tanglewood Elementary School Trafalgar Elementary School Trafalgar Middle School Treeline Elementary School Varsity Lakes Middle School Veterans Park Academy for the Arts Villas Elementary School. Artwork entry from Lehigh Senior High School Team Cornhole Tournament For Lee County BoyAharity team cornhole tournament to benefit Ethan, a Lee County boy recently diagnosed with an inoperable malignant brain tumor, will be held at Miscue Lounge, 2011 Carrell Road in Fort Myers, on Sunday, September 16. The fundraiser, hosted by Turtle Shirts/ International Slow Pitch Softball, begins at 2 p.m. A resident of Lehigh Acres, 11-yearold Ethan is a good spirited little boy despite being diagnosed with this terminal condition. His expected survival time is 18 months with treatment (radiation and chemotherapy), with a mere 20 percent five-year survival rate. There is no proven benefit to adjuvant chemotherapy or supplementing other treatments for this kind of tumor. Although he is currently receiving chemotherapy treatments, they are only life-extending, not life-saving. Several benefit fundraisers are being held for Ethans single mother, Maria Arbelo, so that she can spend more time with her son. In order for him to continue fighting this battle, she must drive him to and from St. Petersburg/Tampa each week. This family needs a vehicle and gas money for these life-extending treatments. We are asking for the Lee County and the surrounding communities to reach out and help this family in need. Cost to participate in the doubleelinination cornhole tournament is $20 per team, which includes two games and lunch. There will be prizes awarded for first place (trophy and $100), second place (ISPS T-shirts) as well as a raffle. If unable to attend, donations can be made online at www.wishuponahero.com/ wishes/?id=1258233. For more information, contact Angie Becker at 989-8677 or angie@myturtleshirts.com. Ethan Clark Appointed To Junior League Advisory BoardThe Junior League of Fort Myers, a membership organization of women focused on community volunteerism and the development of civic and leadership skills, has appointed Jessica Clark, APR, of Shell Point Retirement Community, to the leagues Community Advisory Board. The board is tasked with providing the league with feedback regarding their community, financial and membership activities. Clark has handled the public relations and event planning services for Shell Point Retirement Community since 2007. During her time with Shell Point, Ms. Clark has overseen events that ranged in guest attendance from 25 people to 5,000 people. She has also worked closely with various media outlets both local and national to garner coverage for Shell Point on a variety of topics and events, and works closely with political staff when candidates for the U.S. President and Florida Governor choose to speak on Shell Points property. Clark is an active member with the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA), and has been on the board for five years, serving as the Southwest Florida chapter president in 2012-13. She has also received the prestigious APR accreditation for her knowledge and study of the public relations profession. We are sure to benefit from Ms. Clarks presence on our Community Advisory Board, said Nicole Brenner, 2012-13 president of the Junior League of Fort Myers. Her previous experience with non-profit associations and her communications skills will be of great value to our organization as we move into a year of increased interaction and research within our community. This year sees the 30th anniversary of our Taste Of The Town food festival and begins a multi-year research effort in which the Junior League will begin researching the issues affecting Southwest Florida, with a goal of re-defining and re-launching its volunteer mission. The Community Advisory Board will be critical in providing feedback to the league. Clark joins existing advisory board members Lou Pontius (community leader and two-time JLFM past president and sustainer), Chris Robinson (food resourcing manager, Harry Chapin Food Bank), Kristen D. Perkins (The Powell Law Firm), Michael Briers, CPA (BriersCPA) and Lindsay Logue (news anchor, NBC2). For more information about Junior League, call 239-277-1197 or visit www. jlfm.org. Jessica Clark Two Workshops At Art LeagueThe Art League of Fort Myers will offer two new workshops during the month of September: Outrageous Ways To Decorate Paper Thursday, September 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bobbi Robertson will offer instruction on teaching unusual ways to decorate paper using all kinds of products to create artful paper, from shaving cream, tea, KoolAid and many everyday household tricks that make fantastic designs for paper. Cost is $25. RSVP by contacting 995-9343 or doborob@aol.com. Selling Art, Jewelry & More On eBay Thursday, September 20 from 3 to 5 p.m. Learn to sell art, jewelry and items effectively on eBay. This class will teach the process of how to set up selling your art on eBay. RSVP to Lisa at www.savvyonfirst@yahoo.com. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


21 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 7, 2012 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My son is in second grade and is not doing well in reading. He seems to have many problems and I dont know how to help him. Please give me a few ways to help with reading. Tanya R., Cape Coral Tanya, I can understand your confusion in trying to help your son to become a better reader. There are about five different major areas where reading difficulties may emerge and each has specific methods for intervention. Your sons teacher should be able to help you understand his specific difficulties but here are some general ideas for you. Of course, reading together on a daily basis is always a great way to help the reading process. Here is an overview of the major areas of difficulties in reading (from Reading Rockets.org): Phonological & Phonemic Awareness Phonological awareness is a broad skill that includes identifying and manipulating larger units of oral language parts such as words, syllables, onsets and rimes, and individual sounds (phonemes). Phonemic awareness refers to the ability to focus on and manipulate individual sounds (phonemes) in spoken words. Helping Strategy Do sound-related activities, such as helping your child think of a number of words that start with the m or ch sound, or other beginning sounds. Word Decoding Decoding is the ability to apply your knowledge of lettersound relationships, including knowledge of letter patterns, to correctly pronounce written words. Understanding these relationships give children the ability to recognize familiar words quickly and to figure out words they havent seen before. Helping Strategy Encourage your child to write and spell notes, e-mails and letters using what he knows about sounds and letters. Make sure your child can identify each letter of the alphabet and knows the sound(s) each letter makes. Vocabulary Vocabulary refers to the words we must understand to communicate effectively. Vocabulary plays a fundamental role in the reading process. A reader cannot understand a text without knowing what most of the words mean. Helping Strategy Play verbal games and tell jokes and stories. Ask your child to re-tell stories to you and ask for details. Fluency Fluency is defined as the ability to read with speed, accuracy, and proper expression. In order to understand what they read, children must be able to read fluently whether they are reading aloud or silently. When reading aloud, fluent readers read in phrases and add intonation appropriately. Their reading is smooth and has expression. Helping Strategy Read aloud to your child to provide an example of how fluent reading sounds. Read aloud together taking turns after one or two sentences are read. Comprehension Comprehension is the understanding and interpretation of what is read. To be able to accurately comprehend text, children need to be able to decode what they read; make connections between what they read and what they already know; and think deeply about what they have read. One big part of comprehension is having a sufficient vocabulary. Helping Strategy Help your child go back to the text to find answers to comprehension questions and ask your child probing questions about the book and connect the events to his or her own life. This is a broad overview of the major difficulties in the reading process. Once you know the area that is of most difficulty for your son, there are additional interventions that you can use to help him. ReadingRockets.org is a great site for information about the reading process. Ms. Greggs is adjunct faculty at Edison State College where she teaches psychology and education courses. She is also Nationally Certified School Psychologist and consultant for School Consultation Services, a private educational consulting company. Questions for publication may be addressed to smgreggs@gmail.com. Not all questions submitted can be addressed through this publication. FGCU Hosts Series Of Small Business WorkshopsThe Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Florida Gulf Coast University will host a series of workshops and seminars for small business owners in September. Mobile Marketing Wednesday, September 12, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Crexent Business Centers, 27499 Riverview Center Blvd. in Bonita Springs. Cost is $25. Constant Contact: Marketing Made Easy! Thursday, September 13, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the FGCU Renaissance Academy, 1010 5th Avenue S. in Naples. Cost is $20. How To Start Your Business Friday, September 14, 9 a.m. to noon at the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce Office, 2702 Tamiami Trail in Port Charlotte. Free. Improving Customer Service Skills: Strategies For Success! Thursday, September 20, 2 to 4 p.m. at the Clewiston Inn, 108 Royal Palm Avenue in Clewiston. Free. QuickBooks Advanced Friday, continued on page 24 etting the home of your dreams starts with the right remodeler! our dreams ghtremo Kitchens, Bathrooms, Outdoor Entertainment, Media Rooms, Poo l s/Spas, C l osets, an d Comp l ete Home Remo d e l s LI C # CGC 059261A passion for service and excellence since 1989 ost trusted by absentee homeowners to make dreams come true! Free in-home consultation239.939.5411www.ProgressiveBuilders.com Extensive planning & design Top materials & workmanship Security safeguards Weekly reports Promises kept Foundation Donates $10,000 To Golden Ticket CampaignSuncoast Schools Federal Credit Union Foundation pledged $10,000 to The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools toward its Golden Ticket fundraising campaign. During the 10-week campaign, which commenced August 1, business and community leaders will distribute Golden Tickets with a suggested donation of $25 each. Grand prizes include a $10,000 Trade To Travel luxury vacation package; $2,500 Mark Loren Designs gift certificate; $1,000 Miromar Outlets shopping spree; and $500 cash prize. The drawing will be held at 1 p.m. on October 11 at the Gwynne Institute in downtown Fort Myers. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.leeschoolfoundation.org and clicking Get Involved. Proceeds from the campaign will benefit programs and initiatives of The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Janelle Beaber at 337-0433, email Janelle@leeschoolfoundation.org or visit www.leeschoolfoundation.org. FGCU Renaissance Academys Fall Lecture & Life Enrichment ProgramsThe Renaissance Academy of Florida Gulf Coast University announced its fall 2012 schedule of adult lifelong learning and life enrichment programs featuring an extensive and diverse curriculum of single lectures and short courses. The program begins on Tuesday, October 2 at 1:30 p.m. with the start of a writing workshop titled Writing Your Life Story & Memoirs, to be held at the FGCU Naples Center, 1010 5th Avenue South in Naples. This program tackles the challenges and rewards of writing an autobiography or memoir. A published author will help assist in ordering the chapters of ones life, gaining perspective on events and finding the narratives that mean the most to potential readers. A free, complete catalog of the Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero and Fort Myers offerings may be found at local libraries or by calling 425-3272. Online registration is available at https://RegisterRA.fgcu.edu, where participants may browse and register for courses safely and securely online. Among the Renaissance Academys offerings are affordable, non-credit single lectures, short courses, day trips, computer classes, film series, life enrichment classes, writing workshops, travel abroad programs, and other special events. There are no exams or grades, just learning for the joy of learning with friends, neighbors, and peers. Course fees are typically $25 per lecture, and provide access to Academy programs located at 12 locations throughout Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties.


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 7, 201222 Condo and HOAMany Condominium Associations Should Opt Out Of Statutory Treatment Of Casualty LosesBy Susan M. McLaughlin, Attorney at Law718.111(11) of the Florida condominium statute requires that a condominium association insure the common elements and the units against damage by fire and other hazards, with the exception of the following: Personal property within the unit or limited common elements Floor, wall and ceiling coverings Electrical fixtures, appliances, water heaters, water filters Built-in cabinets and countertops Window treatments, including curtains, drapes, blinds, hardware and similar window treatment components Section 718.111(11) also requires that the association perform the repairs to all of the property that the association is required to insure. Insurance never covers everything, and any cost that is not covered is a common expense. This allocation of responsibility is frequently at odds with what is specified in the governing documents. It may also be contrary to what the majority of the unit owners believe is fair and how they want to handle their affairs. The statutory treatment of losses is premised on the policy that fire and other casualty hazards should be repaired as soon as possible, and that the cost should be spread among all the unit owners and not just those owners whose units were damaged. However, there are usually good reasons when there is a contrary scheme for the allocation of maintenance, repair and replacement responsibilities in the governing documents. The number and size of windows and the doors in the units may vary significantly. The age and condition of air conditioning systems usually varies. The statute also requires prompt restoration of interior partition walls and other components of the unit that do not need to be addressed urgently to protect the common elements or interests of the other owners. Yet, if the insurer doesnt pay promptly, the impacted owners may try to force the association to assess all of the owners to make the repairs, even when the insurance carrier may contest the claim. There are only two ways to avoid the application of the statute to casualty losses. If the condominium units are free-standing buildings, with only one unit per building, then the declaration may provide, or may be amended to provide, that the unit owners have the responsibility to obtain hazard insurance. Otherwise, the association cannot avoid its obligation to obtain the hazard insurance required by statute, but there is an option to treat the responsibility for uninsured losses in the manner specified in the governing documents. Section 718.111(11) provides that, upon approval by a majority of the associations voting interests, the association may opt out of the statute and allocate the responsibility for uninsured losses in the manner provided in the declaration, as originally recorded or as amended. The election is not effective until notice that the members of the association have voted to opt out has been recorded in the official records of the county in which the condominium is located. A complete review of your current governing documents and particular circumstances is necessary for the board to make a decision on whether to present a proposal to approve an opt out to the unit owners for a vote. The board should consult with counsel concerning getting the membership approval and the process for recording the notice if the members approve the opt out. This information is general and is not intended as specific legal advice applicable to your Association. Further, the principles of law cited herein are subject to change from time to time. Each case is fact and condominium document specific. McLaughlin limits her practice to representing community associations, although in the course of that she handles a wide range of legal matters. She can be contacted at inquiry@condoandhoalawgroup.com. Financial FocusConsider These Gifts For Your Grandchildrenby Jennifer BaseyNational Grandparents Day is celebrated on September 9. If youre a grandparent yourself, you already know the pleasures of having grandchildren in your life. So, you may want to take this occasion to think of ways you can help those grandchildren get the most out of their lives. Perhaps the most valuable thing you could give to your grandkids is the gift of education. Consider this: Over a lifetime, college graduates earn, on average, about $1 million more than those without a degree, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. So, putting money toward your grandchildrens college education is probably a pretty good investment. Furthermore, your grandchildren may well need the help, because college is expensive and costs continue to rise. Consequently, you may want to contribute to a 529 plan. You have several options for how the money can be invested and contribution limits are quite high. All withdrawals are free from federal income taxes, provided the money is used for qualified college expenses. (Keep in mind, though, that non-qualified withdrawals will be taxable and possibly subject to penalties.) Plus, if you invest in your own states 529 plan, your contributions may be deductible on your state income taxes. If you name one grandchild as a beneficiary of a 529 plan and that grandchild decides not to go to college, you can switch the account to another grandchild in other words, you maintain control of the money for the life of the account. Of course, despite its economic benefits, college is not for everyone. So if you wanted to provide financial help to a grandchild who seems likely to choose a different route in life, what could you do? One possibility is to set up a custodial account, often known as an UGMA (Uniform Gift To Minors Act) or UTMA (Uniform Transfer To Minors Act). You can fund a custodial account with many different types of investments, but the use of the money is entirely up to your grandchildren when they reach the age of termination in whatever state in which they live. But if your reason for funding a custodial account is simply to provide a gift, then you might not be concerned with how the money is used. On the other hand, if you want to give your grandchildren a financial gift with greater control, you may want to speak to your attorney about your options. One possibility is to set up an irrevocable trust. You can fund this trust with either cash or securities and specify at the time the trust is created when the funds can be used. For example, you can provide that the trust pay your grandchild a certain amount of money at one age, with another installment coming several years later. Keep in mind, though, that trusts are complex instruments and may have tax considerations, so in addition to consulting with an attorney, youll want to discuss your plans with your tax advisor. Whichever option is right for your family, use Grandparents Day as an opportunity to consider the ways in which you can give something to the grandchildren who give so much to you. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jennifer.basey@edwardjones.com. Send your editorial copy to: press@riverweekly.com 9/11 Day Of Remembrance Blood Drive To honor the memory of victims of September 11, Lee Memorial Blood Centers will be hosting a Day of Remembrance blood drive on Tuesday, September 11, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at each of its blood centers. All donors will receive a T-shirt. All blood collected remains in the Lee Memorial Health System to serve the local community. Lee Memorial Health System uses 800+ units of blood each week. With both The Childrens Hospital and the only trauma center within a five-county area, the need for blood locally remains constant, and required daily replenishment. All blood types are currently needed especially O and A negative. The requirements to give blood are: Age: At least 17 years old (16 with written parental consent) and in good general health. There is no upper age limit. Weight: Minimum of 115 pounds. Identification: Must provide photo I.D. with date of birth. Food: Eat a good meal before giving blood and drink plenty of fluids. Medications: Many medications such as insulin, blood pressure, thyroid, cholesterol, aspirin, antidepressants, and hormone replacement do not necessarily prevent someone from giving blood. For more information, call 343-2333. Donation centers are at: Bonita Community Health Center, 495-7705; Cape Coral Hospital, 424-2400; Summerlin Crossing, 437-5061; and Lee Memorial Hospital, 343-2333. From page 3Edison & Ford Cartoonswhen he published the famous Join Or Die image of a snake cut in to pieces representing the British Colonies. Today, even though many more people can read than in years past, the tradition of editorial cartooning has carried on. Where it may be considered politically incorrect or even illegal to write or say something about a person or event, pictures can allude to the truth without the editorial cartoonist having to write a single word. No two figures of the 20th century had more of an effect on the daily lives of Americans than Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. Between them, they filed a total of 1,254 patents (1,093 for Edison, 161 for Ford) for inventions ranging from the movie camera and the first incandescent light bulb to the Model T. Because of their fame, these two men were very popular among editorial cartoonists for many decades. The Edison Ford is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For additional information, call 334-7419 or visit www.edisonfordwinterestates.org.


23 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 7, 2012 Dr. DaveBeat Goes Onby Dr. Dave HepburnI would like to introduce you to chronotherapy. Geez no, doc. Not yet another resurrection of some ancient alternative therapy that was abandoned long ago by civilizations that sacrificed virgin aardvarks and worshipped Odin. Nope. Something to do with massaging your chronos? Sort of. Chronotherapy refers to the fact that your body is run by an internal clock that actually changes your physiology during the course of a day. This daily fluctation of your bodys temperature, blood pressure, heart rate, sleepiness, urine output, etc. is called the Circadian Rhythm. Circadian from the Greek circa dia or about a day, and rhythm from the Vaticanese method of contraception that usually results in pregnancy. In fact, a tiny biological clock operates in the part of the brain known as the hypothalamus. This master pacemaker can actually be surgically removed. The clock, which runs off the light input from the eyes as well as its own internal hormones like melatonin, can be thrown off by shiftwork, frequent flying and aging. Resetting it involves holding the scan button while pressing the set button with the radio on FM. Besides the daily fluctuations that occur in the body, the alarm clock is also set for some monthly and even annual rhythms. Well recognized monthly rhythms include the female reproductive cycle and the male sock-changing cycle. An annual clock regulates hibernation, depression, some types of headaches and an overwhelming desire to March on Ottawa with a pitchfork every April 30, as any accountant can attest. If your doctor is aware of chronotherapy, then rather than blanketing your system with drugs that may be working when you dont need them to (and vice versa), he/she may be able to time medication to be synchronized with your bodys natural clock. Due to our circadian rhythm, certain conditions are worse at specific times of the day. 6 a.m. To Noon Conditions you are most likely to have problems with, on awakening, include: 1. High blood pressure. Your BP rises rapidly the first two hours after waking. Your BP medication can be timed to coincide with this rise. As this is also the time of day that your pulse is the fastest, it is no surprise that you may suffer... 2. Heart attacks. The most common time of the day to incur a heart attack is 8 a.m., which is why I always set my alarm for 8:27. This is also when angina is at its worst. 3. Nasal allergy symptoms. Those with seasonal allergies typically jolt the entire neighborhood out of bed early in the a.m. as they sneeze the frontal lobes right out their nostrils. Take the antihistamine at night. 4. Honey, Ive got a migraine headache is a legitimate excuse/complaint, if used in the morning when migraines usually occur. 5. Rheumatoid arthritis pain. RA pain is worse in the a.m., therefore target this time by taking a long acting smart bomb anti-inflammatory at night. Noon To 6 p.m. A good time to do anything active, as all systems work better in the afternoon. 6 p.m. To Midnight 1. Pain of osteoarthritis. After a day of wear and tear, the weight bearing joints of OA begin to throb. Take an anti-inflammatory mid-afternoon. 2. The inflammatory activity of psoriasis is highest at night and lowest in the morning. 3. Scabies itch. These little critters have their own clocks that wake them up as you start off to sleep. If your skin rash itches at night, its scabies until proven otherwise. Midnight To 6 a.m. 1.The night belongs to asthma. Asthma medication should be targeted to be effective at this time ie., prednisone, if taken, should be taken at 3 p.m. 2. Stomach acid secretion is two to three times greater between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. than in the day. Stomach ulcer pain and heartburn is worse at night. Mind you, my nickname was/is Heartburn, so I take exception to being labeled worse at night. And the beat goes on. 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. deaRPharmacistBiotin Deficiency Can Be Fatalby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: Please write about biotin deficiency, this is what killed my husband. No one detected it and I want to alert everyone. Love your work, hope to meet you one day. JP, Fort Lauderdale, Florida Im sorry about your loss. Today, I will write about it. Together, we will be preventing more deaths. The problem is that physicians and consumers think of biotin only as a beauty vitamin to improve nail strength and hair growth. Its also known as vitamin H, or B7. The sad part is, thousands of medications are drug muggers of biotin, meaning they prevent absorption or diminish our ability to make it in the body. Here are signs that suggest biotin deficiency: Nerve pain Numbness, tingling, prickly sensations, pain or any other paresthesia. It can occur by itself, or as part of kidney disease, insulin resistance or diabetes. Skin conditions Eczema, psoriasis, seborrheoeic dermatitis, flaking, itching, flaking, scaly, dry or inflamed skin, sores in or around the mouth, burning mouth/ tongue, all of these problems suggest biotin (or another B vitamin) deficiency. Poor immunity Results in more frequent bacterial or viral infections, anywhere, even in your eye (conjunctivitis). Cognitive problems The brain needs biotin to make neurotransmitters that keep you feeling mentally alert, happy and attentive. Low biotin can cause fatigue and depression. High cholesterol Animal studies have shown that biotin (along with chromium) can reduce cholesterol and triglycerides. Low biotin increases risk for fatty liver. Anorexia Youre not hungry if you have biotin deficiency. Sounds like a dream, right? But it can actually contribute to depression, lethargy and weakness. Anemia The hemoglobin cells lose their ability to tote oxygen, leaving you feeling winded, short of breath, inattentive and fatigued with little exertion. Prolonged anemia raises risk for heart failure. Cardiac Arrhythmia Biotin deficiency can absolutely cause you to suffer palpitations, skipped beats and other electrical disturbances that can cause a fatal heart attack. You must get as irritated as I do to read Internet posts from so-called experts saying that biotin deficiency is rare or that we get enough from foods. I believe biotin deficiency is extremely common and covered this nutrient in chapter 6 of Drug Muggers. Biotin is made by yeast and bacteria, the same friendly microorganisms in our intestinal flora. Keep in mind, all medications strip away our probiotics, reducing our biotin stash. Antibiotics are huge drug muggers as are estrogen-containing hormones, acid blockers, antacids, anticonvulsants, steroids, anti-virals, breast cancer drugs anti-inflammatories and certain analgesics; also people who smoke, drink alcohol, coffee or take alpha lipoic acid run out of biotin quickly. My list adds up to a bazillion people! Biotin supplements are sold over-thecounter, but of course ask your doctor if its right for you. About 1,000 to 5,000 mcg per day should help. Your body washes away excess biotin. Food sources include organ meats, nuts, cashews, dairy, liver, scrambled eggs, cauliflower, leafy greens, legumes and seafood. 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 mother-in-law hated me from the first day she met me. She thought I wasnt good enough for her daughter. I guess I wasnt then, but as luck would have it, I have been extremely successful. She hated our son, but adored our daughter. After my wife mentioned it to her, then she disliked them both. Years have passed and when my mother-in-laws health started to go, I asked her to come and live in our home. She lived with us for six years and not a day passed that she didnt tell me how she still hated me. Please tell me why would a person be so hurtful to us when we have been so good to her? Erick Dear Erick, Treating others well regardless of how you are treated by them well done! I wish many would watch and learn from your example. It is a difficult road at times, I am sure that seems impossible, but it screams a lot about your character. Your mother-in-law sounds like a self-centered individual, interested only in her own feelings. I am sure she can justify everything she says, feels and does. I do not know why she acts the way she does, but one thing is for sure: she is not going to change. She is getting her needs met by being mean. If and when her presence in the home affects your familys health and happiness, making a change is OK and not throwing in the towel. In some families due to personalities, past history, etc., strong and wide boundaries are needed. You can still care, but care from a distance. Pryce Dear Erick, Congratulations on your success. Some people would never ever admit that they could do anything wrong. Their opinions are right, regardless of the facts. You were kind and generous people to give her a home. Her mental impairment in later life just compounded the problem. Some people seem to be nasty individuals, regardless of the kindness of others. Nasty when they were young and even worse when they are older. Lizzie Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com.


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 7, 201224 From page 1Art On Displayof the Art Center. The Davis is located at 2301 First Street in Fort Myers historic River District. Gerro creates original, fashion-inspired art and art-inspired fashion. She is a prolific artist who paints contemporary, colorful, sensual, bold, women-themed paintings in acrylic and or oil on stretched canvas. Gerro will be featuring a sample of her new art collection, a series of paintings that change with the light. From daylight into evening, Gerros paintings glow and illuminate in the dark with an aurora borealis-like glow. Her paintings are painted with a unique mixture of mediums which are light infused, not black light art, and glows about six to eight hours. Gerro has exhibited at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Floridas Visual Art Center in Punta Gorda, Rosewood Gallery, Florida Gulf Coast University, Minneapolis Institute of Art, and Minneapolis Galleries. Her art is featured on the Royal Astronomical Society of New Zealand web page as well as in National Cigar magazine and many other publications. Visit her website at www.GerroArt.com. While Lovegrove is the product of a Middle America upbringing, her artistic reach extends worldwide. Because of her love for Florida, she has been instrumental in encouraging tourism to the state with her colorful depictions of local wildlife and scenery. Her works are represented in numerous galleries throughout the United States. In Georgia, her portrait of Jimmy Carter hangs in his Presidential Library in Atlanta. Her art is also in the private collections of the White House in Washington, DC and in President George W. Bushs Presidential Library in Dallas. Lovegrove was honored at an artists reception in the White House given by First Lady Laura Bush. Her artwork has also graced the windows at Rockefeller Center in New York City. Internationally, Lovegrove was commissioned to paint a portrait of Richard Branson for the Virgin Airlines headquarters in London. Her Beatles Series drew the attention of the City of Liverpool. To commemorate the unification of East and West Germany, Lovegroves work Focused was presented to the Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Eva Alexandra, Countess Kenderffy. Lovegrove is popping up in magazines and news publications everywhere. Last February, she was featured in Germanys television show Galileo, which was viewed by 2.5 million in five countries. Lovegrove was recently contracted by Bealls of Florida to design art for clothing. Her line will be introduced 2013. A graduate of the Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Lovegrove recharges her artistic batteries each spring by traveling over-seas. She chose to establish her international headquarters in Matlacha, where she lives with her author husband, Michael J. Silberg; Solomon, the demanding cranky parrot; and two feral cats, Lois and Fred. My essence as an artist is to open up peoples imaginations, said Lily Hatchett. The imagination is the source of countless possibilities, not just in the arts but also in practical applications, such as photography, video, fashion and environmental design. Hatchetts art has been presented in galleries, public spaces and private collections in New York City, as well as the Baltimore Museum, The Corcoran Gallery in DC, The International Center for Photography, and many others. She has toured as the photographer/videographer with rock bands like Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band, George Clinton, Live, Biohazard and more. Her fashions have been collected as art, and worn by art dealers, collectors and people in the art world. John Dedo Cristina is an artist working at the artisans atelier in Punta Gorda. He primarily works in dimensional art using paper pulp disguised to resemble various metals and stone. His current series of body masks were created especially for Gerro and Art Walks The Runway. Ballis is a multi-talented Fort Myers ceramic sculptor who, for several years, has exhibited his colorful, glazed, abstract porcelain sculptures at Goldberg Longstreth Gallery on Taylor Road in Naples. A Florida native, Ballis is a graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute, has a Florida State University masters degree and has exhibited in Fienza, Italy and elsewhere. He makes his own molds and clay; some of his recent sculptures rise higher than six feet. Ballis is adept at decalcomania, the artful process of transferring images from printed paper to glazed ceramic tiles fired to 1,800 degrees. He uses a silkscreen and Photoshop computer process. He believes he has invented an art form: He fires black-and-white portraits of famous historic and contemporary celebrities onto six-inch-square commercial tiles. He is also a part-time gallerist at Goldberg Longstreth Gallery and can be reached at kballis@msn.com. The Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Visit www.sbdac. com for more information. Another Beatles-themed painting photo by Leoma Lovegrove Helen Gerro painting From page 1Bluegrass Musicflat picking guitar players with strong vocals; and The Sawgrass Drifters, a family band playing bluegrass and contemporary acoustic music. On October 14, the Naples-based bluegrass group Captain Joe and the Bottom Feeders takes to the stage at 2 p.m, followed by the well-known Fort Myers bluegrass band The Bugtussle Ramblers, and Larry Wilson and Thunder Mountain Railroad. The series will wrap up on November 18 with three local bands. Tickets are $7 ($5 for members). Seating is open on a first come, first served basis. Children 12 and under are admitted free if accompanied by an adult. On Saturday, December 8 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., the Palmgrass Festival, features headliner Newtown out of Lexington, Kentucky, along with Swinging Bridge, The Florida Bluegrass Express and The Bugtussle Ramblers. Tickets are $20 or $15 for alliance or AMS members. Visit www.artinlee.org or call 939-2787 for more information. The Alliance for the Arts supports artists and arts organizations in the area as the state designated Local Arts Agency for Lee County. The Alliance campus and galleries are open to the public from 9: a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays, located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. The Sawgrass Drifters From page 21Small Business WorkshopsSeptember 21 and 28, 4 to 7 p.m. at the Naples Renaissance Center, 1010 Fifth Avenue S. in Naples. Cost is $99, includes continental breakfast. Understanding Financial Statements Monday, September 24, 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the Downtown Fort Myers Library, 2050 Central Avenue in Fort Myers. Free. Cape Coral New Business Chat Wednesday, September 26, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cape Coral City HallEDO Office, 1015 Cultural Parkway in Cape Coral. Free. Green Cleaning Expo Thursday and Friday, September 27 and 28, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Holiday Inn located in Gulf Coast Town Center, 9931 Interstate Commerce Drive in Fort Myers. Free. Are You A Not-For-Profit On Sanibel Island? Five-Week Not-For-Profit Series Begins September 28 and is held every Friday through October 26, 8 to 10:30 a.m. at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. Cost is $49 for the five-week series, includes continental breakfast. 7th Annual Business & Breakfast Saturday, September 29, 9 a.m. to noon at the Southwest Florida Enterprise Center, 3903 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Fort Myers. Free. 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. Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


25 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 7, 2012 Senator Benacquisto Pays Visit To Goodwill IndustriesSenator Lizbeth Benacquisto (R-27) visited Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc. on August 21. The senator toured Goodwills administrative headquarters, Palm Beach Job-Link and Retail & Donation Center, The Goodwill LIFE Academy and the Hatton B. Rogers retirement community. We were very happy to have Senator Benacquisto tour some of our service locations, said Carolyn Johnson, vice president of communication and development. Goodwills mission is to help people with disabilities and other disadvantages overcome their barriers to employment and independence and these locations showcased how we go about doing that. The visit was intended to spread mission awareness to the senator and to act as an opportunity to see the clients Goodwill serves. Last year, Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida assisted 23,000 people through Lee, Hendry, Charlotte, Collier and Glades Counties. Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida continues to do a tremendous job in our community of helping those who are in need, said Benacquisto. They work each day to give reliable housing to seniors, train the workforce, and take care of the developmentally disabled population. They should be recognized for their efforts. At the LIFE Academy, a school for students with developmental disabilities, the senator visited the students as they studied math and worked on computers. Our students really enjoyed meeting Senator Benacquisto and shared their hopes and dreams for the future with her, said Johnson. This was a wonderful way to bring attention to some of our mission services both with the senator and the community. For store locations and more information about Goodwills mission, visit www.goodwillswfl.org. Joe Torregrasso, director of educational development and resources at The Goodwill LIFE Academy, with Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto Participate In Annual Hunger Action MonthDuring the month of September, everyone can do their part to help raise awareness on hunger in our country. This month, Feeding America and its network of 202 food banks across the country are encouraging people to participate in Hunger Action Month. The initiative is an effort to mobilize the public to raise awareness and take action in support of domestic hunger relief. Locally, the Harry Chapin Food Bank is the Feeding America affiliate. Events include everything from asking businesses to light up their buildings orange (the symbolic color of hunger) to having a National Wear Orange Day (September 6). Upcoming events are the following: Light Up Orange Promotion The Marco Island Marriott (Spirit to Serve Committee) is participating in the Light Up Orange campaign and will light up the entire building orange for the month of September in an effort to promote hunger awareness. The Marco Island Marriott is encouraging all local businesses to Light Up Orange and become a part in the fight to end hunger. Sunday, September 16 This is the fourth annual Fill Our Fleet Feed Our Hungry promotion for LeeTran and Publix. Last year, 67,672 pounds of food were collected during the one-day event. Publix will have prepackaged sacks of groceries for the public to purchase; individual purchases will also be welcome. LeeTran buses will park in the Publix parking lots of 34 Lee County Publix Supermarkets from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for shoppers to fill bins with nonperishable food. At 3 p.m., the buses will caravan to the Harry Chapin Food Banks Fowler Street warehouse, where volunteers will unload the donations. Sunday, September 23 Cape Coral will hold its Peace Day in the Park in Jaycee Park between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. This free event can be enjoyed by the whole family, including pets. There will be something for everyone on this day of peace and unity. Canned and dry goods will be collected for the Harry Chapin Food Bank. Tuesday, September 25 An open house will be held between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. for the Collier County warehouse, located at 2221 Corporation Blvd. in Naples. Also, Collier County United Ways Walk For The Way will be held at North Collier Regional Park. For more information and to learn about Hunger Action Month activities, go to www.harrychapinfoodbank.org and print the Hunger Action Month calendar, or contact Joyce Jacobs at joycejacobs@ harrychapinfoodbank.org or call her at 334-7007 ext. 130. Enterprise Holdings Donates To Harry ChapinRepresentatives of Enterprise Holdings recently donated 1,571 pounds of nonperishable food and $303 in cash to the Harry Chapin Food Bank. The monetary donation will result in the food bank being able to provide $1,800 worth of food to families. The Harry Chapin Food Bank solicits, collects and stores quality food for distribution to families in need through a network of nonprofit agencies in Lee, Collier, Hendry, Charlotte and Glades counties that provide food to more than 30,000 people monthly. Businesses, organizations, or individuals wanting to hold a food drive and/or donate to the food bank should contact the Harry Chapin Food Bank at 334-7007 or visit www.harrychapinfoodbank.org. Marta Hodson, right, community relations manager for the Harry Chapin Food Bank, speaks with Colleen Miller, area manager, Brian Carbino, Lehigh Acres branch manager, and Rob Halloy, Fowler Street branch manager Free Autism Screening For Young Children The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, in partnership with the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida, offers a free monthly autism spectrum disorder screening for toddlers 18 months to 5 years of age. The next screening will be held on Friday, September 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cape Coral Library, located at 921 SW 39th Terrace in Cape Coral. It is estimated that one in every 150 children is diagnosed with some form of Autism Spectrum Disorder, making it more common than childhood cancer, juvenile diabetes and pediatric AIDS combined. Medical consultants for the project stress that an early diagnosis can make a vast difference for toddlers and their families. They say early intensive behavioral intervention can make an immense difference not just in the development of the child, but in their families as well. The ASD screening is conducted by the Neurosciences Center at The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. The screenings are administered by an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, who has extensive training and experience in typical child development and developmental disorders. A physician referral is not required. To schedule a screening, call 343-6838.


PUZZLE ANSWERS My Stars FOR WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 10, 2012ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A change that youd hoped for is down the line. But you still need to be patient until more explanations are forthcoming. Continue to keep your enthusiasm in check. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your social life expands as new friends come into your life. But while youre having fun, your practical side also sees some positive business potential within your new circle. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Your workplace situation continues to improve. Look for advantages you might have missed while all the changes were going on around you. That trusted colleague can help. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Resist the urge to hunker down in your bunker until things ease up. Instead, get rid of that woeis-me attitude by getting up and getting out to meet old friends and make new ones. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Now that youre back enjoying the spotlight again, you should feel re-energized and ready to take on the challenge of bringing those big, bold plans of yours to completion. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A former friend would like to repair a relationship you two once enjoyed. Your positive response could have an equally positive impact on your life. Think about it. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Resist making impulsive decisions. Stay on that steady course as you continue to work out workplace problems. Be patient. All will soon be back in balance. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) You might feel confident about taking a promising offer, but continue to be alert for what youre not being told about it. Dont fret. Time is on your side. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) People dear to you might be planning a way to show appreciation for all youve done for them. Accept the honor graciously. Remember: You deserve it. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Congratulations. Your self-confidence is on the rise. This could be a good time to tackle those bothersome situations youve avoided both at home and at work. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) You feel obligated to return a favor. (Of course, you do.) But heed advice from those close to you and do nothing until you know for sure whats being asked of you. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Your loving reassurance helped revive a once-moribund relationship. But be wary of someone who might try to do something negative to reverse this positive turn of events. BORN THIS WEEK: You are a wonderful matchmaker who can bring people together to form long-lasting relationships. On Sept. 13, 1814, Francis Scott Key pens a poem, which is later set to the music of a popular English drinking tune called To Anacreon in Heaven. In 1931 the song becomes Americas national anthem, The Star-Spangled Banner. On Sept. 10, 1897, a 25-year-old London taxi driver named George Smith becomes the first person ever arrested for drunk driving. A true breath test didnt come along until 1931 with a device called the Drunkometer. It involved a blow-up balloon and a tube filled with a purple fluid (potassium permanganate and sulfuric acid). Alcohol on a persons breath changed the color of the fluid from purple to yellow; the quicker the change, the drunker the person. On Sept. 14, 1927, dancer Isadora Duncan is strangled in Nice, France, when the enormous silk scarf she is wearing gets tangled in the rear hubcaps of her open car. The scarf wound around the axle, tightening around Duncans neck and dragging her from the car. On Sept. 16, 1940, the first peacetime draft in the history of the United States is imposed. Registration of men between the ages of 21 and 36 began exactly one month later. There were some 20 million eligible young men -50 percent were rejected in the first year for health reasons or illiteracy. On Sept. 12, 1953, Massachusetts Sen. John F. Kennedy, the future 35th president of the United States, marries Jacqueline Bouvier in Newport, R.I. Seven years later, the couple would become the youngest president and first lady in American history. On Sept. 15, 1978, boxer Muhammad Ali defeats Leon Spinks at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans to win the world heavyweight boxing title for the third time in his career, the first fighter ever to do so. Ali left the sport permanently in 1981. On Sept. 11, 1985, Cincinnati Reds player-manager Pete Rose gets the 4,192nd hit of his career, breaking Ty Cobbs major league record for career hits. Rose was a folk hero in Cincinnati, a homegrown talent known as Charlie Hustle for his relentless work ethic. It was William E. Vaughan who made the following sage observation: To err is human, but to really foul things up you need a computer. Those who study such things say that your brain can store 100 times as much information as a typical desktop computer. In 1930, United Airlines began using the aviation industrys first stewardesses. To qualify for the position, applicants had to be registered nurses. George Washington, Dolley Madison, Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton helped to found this country, but that wasnt all they had in common; they were also all big fans of eating ice cream. If you ever hear an orangutan belch, youd better watch out. Thats a warning sign that youre encroaching on his territory. When Andrew Jackson was running for president in 1828, an opponent called him a jackass. Instead of being offended, Jackson embraced the epithet, using the image of a donkey in campaign materials to represent his stubborn refusal to knuckle under to big business. Later, Thomas Nash, a political cartoonist in New York, started using the donkey to represent the Democratic Party as a whole. If youre a well-traveled person, you might have noticed that the average woman in Scandinavia is taller than the average man in Asia. Only 12 people have walked on the surface of the moon. The framework for the Statue of Liberty was built by Gustave Eiffel, who later became famous for building Paris iconic tower. If youre stopping at a fast-food restaurant for lunch today, you might want to consider the following: It takes a whopping 1,500 gallons of water to produce an average fast-food meal. The more information you get, the less fantasy you have. -Andy Warhol DID YOU KNOW 1. MATH: What is the Arabic equivalent of the Roman numerals MLXVI? 2. CHEMISTRY: What is the chemical symbol for copper? 3. TELEVISION: What was the name of the company that employed the title characters in Laverne and Shirley? 4. MUSIC: What rock band composed the soundtrack to the 1984 movie Dune? 5. ENTERTAINERS: What was comedian/actor Bob Hopes theme song? 6. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What is the nickname for Georgetown Universitys sports teams? 7. LITERATURE: Who wrote the novel Brideshead Revisited? 8. MEDICAL TERMS: What is a common name for bruxism? 9. GEOGRAPHY: What modern country encompasses most of the area once known as Asia Minor? 10. MEASUREMENTS: What is a quintal equivalent to? TRIVIA TEST 1. 1066 2. CU 3. Shotz Brewery 4. Toto 5. Thanks for the Memory 6. Hoyas 7. Evelyn Waugh 8. Teeth grinding 9. Turkey 10. 100 kilograms or pounds. ANSWERSTHE RIVER SEPTEMBER 7, 201226 THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY SPORTS QUIZ 1. Who was the last A.L. pitcher before Detroits Justin Verlander in 2011 to have at least 24 wins and 240 strikeouts in the same season? 2. The Seattle Mariners began play in the major leagues in 1977. Who was the manager when they recorded their first winning season? 3. Three players from Louisiana Tech eventually became members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Name them. 4. Who was the last Indiana Pacer before Danny Granger in 2008-09 and 2009-10 to average at least 24 points per game for two consecutive seasons? 5. Five NHL players have had four-goal games in the NHL All-Star Game. Name four of the five. 6. Which college did coach Bruce Arena lead to four consecutive NCAA Division I mens soccer championships? 7. Who was the longest-reigning middleweight boxing champion?1. Ron Guidry of the New York Yankees, in 1978. 2. Jim Lefebvre led the Mariners to an 83-79 mark in 1991. 3. Terry Bradshaw (inducted in 1989), Fred Dean (2008) and Willie Roaf (2012). 4. Billy Knight in the 1975-76 and 1976-77 seasons. 5. Wayne Gretzky (1983), Mario Lemieux (1990), Vincent Damphousse (1991), Mike Gartner (1993) and Dany Heatley (2003). 6. The University of Virginia, 1991-94. 7. Bernard Hopkins held the IBF title for 11 years (1995-2005). ANSWERS


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Read us online at islandsunnews.com Read us online at islandsunnews.com SUDOKUTo play Sudoku: Complete the grid so that every row, column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 through 9 (the same number cannot appear more than once in a row, column or 3x3 box.) There is no guessing and no math involved, just logic.answer on page 27 If you would like your club/organization listed in The River Calling Card, phone 415-7732Emergency .........................................................................................911 Lee County Sheriffs Of ce ........................................................477-1200 Florida Marine Patrol ................................................................332-6966 Florida Highway Patrol ..............................................................278-7100 Poison Control ................................................................1-800-282-3171HealthPark Medical Center .......................................1-800-936-5321Ft. Myers Chamber of Commerce .............................................332-3624 Foundation for Quality Childcare ..............................................425-2685 Ft. Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce ..................................454-7500 Fort Myers Beach Library .........................................................463-9691 Lakes Regional Library ............................................................533-4000 Lee County Chamber of Commerce ..........................................931-0931 Post Of ce .....................................................................1-800-275-8777 Visitor & Convention Bureau .....................................................338-3500 ARTS Alliance for the Arts ..................................................................939-2787 Art of the Olympians Museum & Gallery ...................................332-5055 Arts For ACT Gallery & Studio ..................................................337-5050 Art League Of Fort Myers .........................................................275-3970 Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall ......................................481-4849 BIG ARTS ................................................................................395-0900 Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre ............................................... 278-4422 Cultural Park Theatre ................................................................772-5862 Edison Festival of Light .............................................................334-2999 Florida Repertory Theatre at the Arcade ..................................332-4488 Florida West Arts ......................................................................948-4427 Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers.......................................472-0168 Gulf Coast Symphony ...............................................................489-1800 Harmony Chorus, Charles Sutter, Pres .....................................481-8059 Naples Philharmonic ...........................................................239-5971111 The Schoolhouse Theater .........................................................472-6862 S.W. Florida Symphony .............................................................418-0996 Theatre Conspiracy ..................................................................936-3239 Young Artists Awards ................................................................574-9321CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONSAngel Flight ................................................................1-877-4AN-ANGEL Animal Refuge Center ...............................................................731-3535 American Business Women Association ...................................357-6755 Audubon of SWFL .....................................................................339-8046 Audubon Society .......................................................................472-3156 Caloosahatchee Chapter DAR ..................................................482-1366 Caloosahatchee Folk Society ...................................................321-4620 Cape Chorale Barbershop Chorus .................................1-855-425-3631 Cape Coral Stamp Club ............................................................542-9153 duPont Company Retirees .......................................................454-1083 Edison Porcelain Artists ............................................................415-2484 Ft Myers UDC Chapter 2614 (United Daughters of the Confederacy ..................................728-3743 Friendship Force Of SW FL ......................................................561-9164 The Horticulture and Tea Society .............................................472-8334 Horticultural Society .................................................................472-6940 Lee County Genealogical Society .............................................549-9625 Lee Trust for Historic Preservation ...........................................939-7278 NARFE(National Active & Retired Federal Employees .............482-6713 Navy Seabees Veterans of America ..........................................731-1901 Paradise Iowa Club of SWFL ....................................................667-1354 Sons of Confederate Veterans ..................................................332-2408 Southwest Florida Fencing Academy ........................................939-1338 Southwest Florida Music Association ........................................561-2118 Kiwanis Clubs: Fort Myers Beach.................................................765-4254 or 454-8090 Fort Myers Edison .....................................................................694-1056 Fort Myers South ......................................................................691-1405 Gateway to the Islands..............................................................415-3100 Iona-McGregor..........................................................................482-0869Lions Clubs:Fort Myers Beach......................................................................463-9738 Fort Myers High Noon ...............................................................466-4228 Estero/South Fort Myers ...........................................................898-1921 Notre Dame Club of Lee County .............................................. 768-0417 POLO Club of Lee County.........................................................477-4906 Rotary Club of Fort Myers .........................................................332-8158 Sanibel-Captiva Orchid Society ................................................472-6940 United Way of Lee County ........................................................433-2000 United Way 211 Helpline (24 hour) .................................211 or 433-3900AREA ATTRACTIONSBailey-Matthews Shell Museum ................................................395-2233 Burroughs Home ......................................................................337-9505 Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium ........................................275-3435 Edison & Ford Winter Estates ...................................................334-3614 Fort Myers Skate Park ..............................................................321-7558 Imaginarium Hands-On Museum & Aquarium ............................321-7420 JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge ................................472-1100 Koreshan State Historic Site ..............................................239-992-0311 Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center .......................765-8101 Skatium ......................................................................................321-7510 Southwest Florida Museum of History ......................................321-7430 True Tours .................................................................................945-0405 Pets Of The Week THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 7, 201230 Hello, my name is Hope. I am a 5-year-old female yellow labrador retriever mix. Im very hopeful that my life will be much better as soon as I find a good home. I was rescued by an Animal Control Officer after being hit by a car. However, the worst thing that happened wasnt the car accident but the 17-pound tumor under my leg. I was able to get surgery to remove the tumor thanks to the Animal Care Trust Fund. Unfortunately, they had to remove my leg to get all of the tumor. Thats OK though, because I feel so much better now. Im very active and loving. Wont you consider making me a part of your family? During Animal Services Back To School Adoption Special, you can draw a coupon for $20 to $50 off my regular adoption fee of $75. Hi, my name is Jeter. I am a 3-year-old neutered male black domestic short hair. Do you like the tall dark and handsome type? Well, Im your guy! Im an affectionate lover boy who is also very smart. I even learned how to open my own cage... but we wont talk about that. During Animal Services Back To School Adoption Special, you can draw a coupon for $20 to $50 off my regular adoption fee of $50. 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. Jeter ID# 535449 Hope ID# 541683 photos by squaredogphoto.com




SeriesNewOpportunitiesatShell Point The public is invited and many of these events are Shell Points Life Enrichment Series offers the opportunity to discover new things about yourself and the world you live in. Concerts, presentations, lectures, shows, special events, and more! FREE UpcomingEvents (239) 466-1131 www.shellpoint.org Visit www.shellpoint.org/LES for full listings of this months events! Shell Point Retirement Community is located in Fort Myers, 2 miles before the Sanibel Causeway.Shell Point is a non-profit ministry of The Christian and Missi onary Alliance Foundation 2012 Shell Point. All rights reserved. SLS-2154-12Sept 11,18&25Discover Shell Point Tour & Presentation at 10:00am. Join us for a group presentation about the Lifestyle and Lifecare available at Shell Point followed by a narrated bus tour of the community. Light refreshments will be provided. Call (239) 466-1131 or 1-800-780-1131 for reservations.Sept 11Hong Kong: The Rise of the Dragonat 10:00am. Professor Adrian Kerr traces Hong Kongs epic journey from a tiny uninhabited British colony after the Opium War of 1839, to its current status as global economic powerhouse and business capital. He will track its rise under the 1997 one country two systems mandate, to become the model for the rest of China. Tickets are $10. Call (239) 489-8472 to reserve your place.Sept 18Hurricanes at 10:00am. Kristie Anders, Education Director Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation, will help us understand the nature of hurricanes in our region. She will share both scientific information and her personal experiences after enduring the first of many hurricanes and tropical storms at age 6. Call (239) 489-8472 to reserve your place.Sept 21Melanoma Get the Facts at 10:30am Dr. David Ritter, a Specialist in Surgical Oncology, will discuss the disease and how to prevent it, and the relationship between healing and spiritual health. Call (239) 489-8472 to reserve your place.Oct 4Candidate Forum from 7pm to 9pm. Candidates from District 19 Congressional, District 30 Florida Senate, and District 3 County Commission will speak at the Village Church Auditorium at Shell Point, sponsored by The League of Women Voters of Lee County. Candidates will make opening presentations and respond to questions posed by the league moderator. You can add your question to an index card for the moderator as you enter the auditorium. The forum is from 7pm to 8:30pm, and a meet and greet with the candidates will occur from 8:30pm until 9pm. Call (239) 489-8472 for more details. Shell Point announces the grand opening of its newest assisted living residence. Join us for a free tour of our new month-to-month private pay assisted living facility, The Springs. This opportunity gives you the flexibility to experience Shell Points assisted living services on your terms. Whether you are looking for a short-term stay or a place to truly call home, we have the perfect option for you. To schedule a tour or to request a brochure, call (239) 454-2077 today! The Springs Assisted Living is Open! FREE TOUR! FREE FREE FREE FREETHE RIVER SEPTEMBER 7, 201232