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FREETake Me Home VOL. 11, NO. 24 JUNE 22, 2012From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Impacts Of New Reef Project With USS Mohawkby Michael HeiderHumans have been altering their environment since the time of the hunter-gatherers. For the most part, this activity has been undertaken for the purpose of making the world safer and to provide easier access to food. The idea of altering the environment to make it better for the environments sake is brand new in terms of human history. There is a currently a general discussion about the ecological benefits of artificial structures in location with natural coral reefs. The notion is that they concentrate fish population in locations that are known to fishermen. Since we do not have a natural reef in Lee County, the efforts to create artificial reefs creates truly new housing for marine life. The USS Mohawk will provide a multilevel environment for numerous species. A wide variety of reef fish at the top, which starts at about 35 feet; a zone which still has enough natural sunlight to support continued on page 6 Underwater structures provide countless gathering points for marine life Lab Theaters 2012-13 Season Students from the Laboratory Theaters Total Theater Experience Summer Program will present a classic comedy about magic in an enchanted forest. Students will manage the entire evening, from acting to costume creation to lights and sound. A Midsummer Nights Dream tickets are $5 at the door. Performances will take place on Friday, June 29 at 2 and 7 p.m. Space at the Lab Theater kids program is limited but there are still vacancies for Weeks 3 and 4 (June 18 to 22 and June 25 to 29). The registration form is available online at www.laboratorytheaterflorida.com under Education/Outreach. Call 218-0481 for more information. Upcoming productions also include: Psycho Beach Party July 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 and 28 Five Kinds Of Silence August 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24 and 25 Productions for the 2012-13 season include: Picasso At The Lapin Agile September 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28 and 29 Othello October 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27 and 28 Extremities November 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17 and 18 Cat On A Hot Tin Roof January 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20 (matinee), 24, 25, 26 and 27 (matinee) On Golden Pond February 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17 (matinee), 21, 22, 23 and 24 (matinee)continued on page 25 Youngsters taking part in the Laboratory Theaters Total Theater Experience Summer Program Performance during last years Laboratory Theater season


Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now: Sheriff Tippins, Tamer Of The Frontierby Gerri ReavesWhen Frank B. Tippins took office as sheriff of Lee County in 1901, Southwest Florida was a wild and largely unsettled place. Not only that, but the county encompassed much more territory than it does now, including places such as the daunting Ten Thousand Islands. But he was the man for the job. In his 32-year career as sheriff, he was known for winning with peace and shunning confrontation and violence. He fired only two shots in his career of eight consecutive four-year terms and was called the law west of the Everglades. In the pre-World War I frontier days, when he had to handle cattlemen, cowboys, alligator hunters and adventurers, he did not even wear a gun or badge. He had moved to Fort Myers as a boy with his mother in 1872 from DeSoto County. His first job was printers devil for SC Cleveland when he founded the Fort Myers Press in 1884. After doing that for three and a half years, he became a cowboy and later a teacher at a school for Seminoles in Immokalee that the federal government established to teach useful trades such as carpentry. Tippins then returned to town and ran a livery stable from 1896 to 1900 before becoming a lawman. Whether he was bringing in rumrunners from the Bahamas in his own boat or tracking down in fugitives from the wilds of Florida, he operated with cool confidence and authority. Apprehending aliens along the coastline was just one of many tasks he was responsible for. He took 450 into custody during his terms in office. Sometimes when an illegal came ashore, Tippins would be waiting on the beach. One of his most memorable work experiences must have been the investigation of the murder of the infamous Edgar Watson in Chokoloskee in 1910. He had only two breaks in his long career as sheriff, once to work for the Internal Revenue Service on breaking up moonshining rings and once for health reasons. After retiring as sheriff in 1933, he went to Miami to be deputy U.S. marshal until his retirement in 1946. He maintained ties to Fort Myers until he died in 1948. Walk down downtown and imagine that its your job to keep order on Saturday night in a cow town. Then stroll a few blocks to the Southwest Florida Museum of History at 2031 Jackson Street to learn more about rowdy Fort Myers in the early days. For information, call 321-7430 or go to www.museumofhistory.org. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Then be sure to visit the Southwest Florida Historical Society, where you can indulge your curiosity about local history. The all-volunteer non-profit organization is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard on the campus of the Lee County Alliance for the Arts. Contact the society at 939-4044, or drop by on Wednesday or Saturday between 9 a.m. and noon. Sources: The archives of the Southwest Florida Historical Society and the Story of Fort Myers by Karl H. Grismer. This westward view of First Street from Jackson was taken only a couple of years after Tippins became sheriff. From saloon brawls, to violent crimes, to chasing down fugitives he handled it all courtesy of the Southwest Florida Historical Society Frank B. Tippins served as Lee County sheriff from 1901 to 1933 courtesy of the Southwest Florida Historical Society The River Weekly News will correct factual errors or matters of emphasis and interpretation that appear in news stories. Readers with news, tips, comments or questions, please call (239) 415-7732 or write to: The River Weekly News, 1609 Hendry Street, Suite 15, Fort Myers, FL 33901. Fax number: (239) 415-7702. E-mail: press@riverweekly.com. The River Weekly News reserves the right to refuse, alter or edit any editorial or advertisement.Independently Owned And Operated COPYRIGHT 2012 The River Weekly News LORKEN Publications, Inc.Co-Publishers Lorin Arundel and Ken Rasi Advertising Sales Isabel Rasi George Beleslin Stacy Osborn Office Coordinator Patricia MolloyGraphic Arts/ProductionAnn Ziehl Sarah Crooks Kris See Photographer Michael Heider Writers Gerri Reaves, Ph D Anne Mitchell Jeff Lysiak PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER Contributing Writers Read Us Online: www.IslandSunNews.com Click on The River Jennifer Basey Kimberley Berisford Suzy Cohen Ed Frank Max Friedersdorf Priscilla Friedersdorf Jim George Dr. Dave Hepburn Joan Hooper Audrey Krienen Scott Martell Capt. Matt Mitchell Patricia Molloy Laura Zocki Puerto Di Saggau Scott White THE RIVER JUNE 22, 20122


3 THE RIVER JUNE 22, 2012 Fort Myers Public Art: Parallel Parksubmitted by Tom HallIn most places, parking garages blight rather than enhance urban environments, but Parallel Park has transformed the five-story Lee County Justice Center Parking Garage into a work of fine art that has first time visitors asking, Is this the fine art museum? But the 23 art panels that cover all four sides of the parking structure are more than decorative. Theyre designed to screen the parked cars inside from public view. The latter is a Fort Myers building code requirement. Architect Kevin Williams of BSSW Architects could have used lattice and bougainvillea, but decided the county should instead add to the citys public art collection. He opted to use an open-weave fabric made of Kevlar and fiberglass for strength and durability. The sawtooth pattern of the tubular attachments holds the panels on even in high winds, facilitates air circulation and ventilation inside the structure, and permits people to view the artwork up close as well as from a distance, Williams explained. The project was running behind schedule by then, and it fell upon New York-based Marylyn Dintenfass to convert Williams maverick idea into a reality. Dintenfass is an abstract artist with pedigree. Not only can her paintings be found in the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, shed completed 26 other monumental public art installations. But Parallel Park would be her largest undertaking to date. Her challenge was to take 10 35-square-inch paintings, digitize, drum scan and enlarge them to 10 times their original size without distorting the original images. That proved to be the easy part. More challenging was finding a way to print the images on fabric that contains quarter-inch holes to accommodate air flow and prevent ripping and tearing in high winds. Fortunately, printer Jerry Banks in Hickory, North Carolina found a way to get the job done. But even viewers schooled in modern art are often left wondering what theyre supposed to make of all those brightlycolored circles and squiggles. [Its about] the artists veneration of the car as an object [that symbolizes] freedom, identity and individual personality, wrote Aliza Edelman, who recently penned a book on the making of Parallel Park. In Dintenfass-speak, circles mean tires, steering wheels and dash board instrumentation. And instead of squiggles, think on-ramps, roadways and AAA trip maps. Theyre all apt similes given not only that the art panels cover a parking garage, but that the garage is located in a city where Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone once wintered. Parallel Park is just one of nearly two dozen public artworks youll find scattered throughout the downtown Fort Myers River District. An arts advocate, Tom Hall guides weekly walking tours of the River Districts public art collection in Fort Myers. For more information, go to www.truetours.net. Parallel Park transformed the Lee County Justice Center Parking Garage into a work of art If our seafood were any fresher, we would be serving it under water. we would be serving it under water. THE LAZY FLAMINGO THE LAZY FLAMINGOBeautiful Downtown Santiva 6520-C Pine Avenue 472-5353 472-5353 LAZY FLAMINGO 3 LAZY FLAMINGO 316501 Stringfellow Road Bokeelia 283-5959 283-5959 LAZY FLAMINGO 2 LAZY FLAMINGO 2Beautiful Downtown Sanibel 1036 Periwinkle Way 472-6939 472-6939 LAZY FLAMINGO 4 LAZY FLAMINGO 412951 McGregor Boulevard Fort Myers 476-9000 476-9000 DAILY DAILY LUNCH LUNCH SPECIALS SPECIALS H H b-t H H b-t pm pm n :bf-r n :bf-r Dr D .tf Dr P .ff Dr D .tf Dr P .ff EARLY BIRD SPECIALS (-r) EARLY BIRD SPECIALS (-r) F. M n S ONLY F. M n S ONLY


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From page 1Reef Projectphytoplankton. Dropping down to 90 feet, it provides numerous and changing environments for a multitude of specialized marine life. Within days of being sunk, tiny animals begin to attach themselves to the surface of the artificial reef. Small fish come to the reef to feed and lay their eggs, while larger fish migrate to the area to feed on the smaller fish and so the food chain evolves. Over time, the biodiversity becomes larger and more complex attracting more marine life, on and around the ship. Adding to the already existing enclave, called Charlies Reef, which consists of railroad hopper cars and a sunken barge. As Mike Campbell, Lee County natural resources senior environmental specialist, explained, Even the chains and the extensions around the ship will not only hold the ship in place but also fish and schools of bait, which will bring bigger fish... but you know what bigger fish bring? Tourists. And what will they do once they are here? They are going to stay at your hotels and eat at your restaurants. We have over 20 different sites of artificial reefs, and within those sites, we have a lot of different depth limits. We also have a lot of wrecks off shore that were not sunk on purpose. I think one was sunk by a U-boat, so we have a lot of wrecks out there that people can see. One of the problems is that they are so far out that they are difficult to get to. So this is going to be a midway point to get to between those far away wrecks and short reefs. It will be 28 nautical miles west of Redfish Pass near Charlies Reef. According to Joe Weatherby of Reef Makers, Our plan for the Mohawk is to make it one of the worlds premier diving and fishing experiences. Theres a lot of different species that will gather out there due to the relief of the ship. Certainly, we anticipate a goliath grouper that we often see on wrecks, and for scuba divers, this will be a place you can go to see a really cool ship and have a big fish experience. She already has an interesting history and looks quite different than some of the rusty old buckets of junk sometimes being reefed. The others are fine, but this has something aesthetically more to offer the public. Thats why Lee County and Reef Makers have worked so hard together to get this particular ship. The plan is to attach a WWII lifeboat and put replica guns back on the ship. The propeller, anchor, tackle, original decks and the stacks will all be intact, which will be great for diving. This is going to be a reason for visitors to come to Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel Island to go diving and fishing on this wreck, noted Weatherby. The engine will be cleaned in kept intact and the cover removed so that divers can see the pistons. This is something that you cant see anywhere else. You will need to come and stay in Lee County to have this experience, which is why we are doing it, said Weatherby. This boat is exciting because it will get more people diving and put Fort Myers on the map as a diving destination. It also makes it worth it to go out 30 miles and combine the Mohawk experience with other dives, said Ramiro Palma, a Cape Coral resident who owns ScubaVice Diving Center, located off McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers. Itll be great for the economy and we are organizing frequent dive trips to see the Mohawk. Rob Degenero, owner of Nervous Nellies Crazy Waterfront Eatery on Fort Myers Beach, was very excited about the news. This should give divers from the east coast a reason to finally dive the Gulf and jumpstart the Lee County diving industry, especially in the summer months when we Floridians go on vacation, he said. As a piece of pure economic development and its been awhile since Lee County has seen something that works as well as this I think relative to the Vandenberg and the amount of scuba diving that goes on and the number of tourists that will come, I think this will be the same percentage impact, said Weatherby. The Vandenberg In Key West The Vandenberg did $40 million in earned media the first year and three Emmys. Its done $7 to $8 million in direct revenue per year. Were throwing off about $700,000 in tax revenue every year. Thats bed taxes as well as sales taxes. It has provided over 100 permanent jobs. We just got the Society Fish seeking shelter in a sunken ship The owner of Nervous Nellies on Fort Myers Beach says the new reef will boost dive business in the area Goliath grouperTHE RIVER JUNE 22, 20126


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Cleveland Avenue, Fort MyersLocal Musicians Are Joining Together for Family Friendly Live MusicFood Silent Auction Raf e Items 50/50 Raf eSix year old Lilly DeJesus battled Neuroblastoma for over 10 months and lost her ght Sunday, June 10th. She underwent numerous surgeries, chemotherapy, radiation and a bone marrow transplant. Her family has incurred staggering medical bills, have lost their home due to poor air quality that Lilly could not reside in and Zeke, Lillys Dad, lost his job during this time as well.Local musicians have decided to come together and raise funds to help this family out!! ere will be food (proceeds to bene t the family) a silent auction, ra es, a 50/50 ra e, some entertainment for the kids and of coarse MUSIC!!If you wish to donate a product or gift certi cate please contact Megan Kuzyk at 239-218-6347 If you cannot attend but still wish to donate please make a donation at any Regions bank under the name Lilly De Jesus or through PayPal on her fundraising page. of American Travel Writers Eco-Tourism Award, the Phoenix Award, the biggest one in the hemisphere. We know how to do this to get the revenue, Weatherby stated proudly. Studies in South Carolina indicated that reefs along the coast of that state accounted for 26 percent of total offshore fishing even though they made up less than 0.5 percent of total available sites. As early as 1992, South Carolina estimated the total current economic impact of artificial reefs at $17 million. A 1991 survey of marine users from Texas, North Carolina and Florida reported that 54.2 percent of all diving trips were to artificial reefs even though they represented a small fraction of total reef area and that two-thirds of divers preferred ships to other artificial reef sites. Given these figures, a $1.5 million price tag to secure a large ship reef that will increase tourism revenues for 70 years represents an incredible bargain for the host community. Looking At The Keys Wreck Trek As A Proven Record Of Success Starting with the Speagle Grove in Key Largo up to the Vandenberg in Key West, the Keys have proven that you can attract a large amount of tourists who will come mainly for the incredible experience of diving unique shipwrecks. Combine this with the beautiful beaches that Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel and Captiva have to offer, it is upon this community to promote Lee County as one of the best diving destinations in Florida and to create an under appreciated industry to be heavily marketed in tourist media around the world. Area Can Benefit From New Reefby Jeff LysiakWhen the USS Mohawk is sunk some 28 nautical miles west of Redfish Pass next month, it will join a system of more than 20 artificial reef sites in Lee County offshore and inshore waters. More than a dozen of those reefs lie within a 15-mile radius of Sanibel and Captiva, making the islands a very desirable destination for fishing, snorkeling and scuba diving. Since news of the plan to transform the 77-year-old Mohawk into a veterans memorial reef broke in May, many local residents have spoken positively about the tremendous benefits both economically and ecologically that the historic ship will bring to Sanibel and Captiva. Were very excited about our future commemorative reef and are grateful for the donation from Miamis Historical Maritime Museum, as well as the grant to pay for the event, said Bridgit StoneBudd, director of marketing for the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce. Not only will (the sinking of the Mohawk) create a buzz in the media and increase tourism to our islands and Lee County, it will also increase fishing and scuba diving around the veterans memorial reef. According to the chambers website, wrecks and man-made reefs help restock local waters with fish for the benefit of scuba divers and fisherman alike. One of the largest is the Edison Reef, created from the rubble of a former mainland bridge. It was built less than 15 nautical miles from the Sanibel Lighthouse in 42 feet of water. Closer to home, the Belton Johnson Reef approximately five nautical miles off Bowmans Beach was named for a well-known local fishing guide. A yellow and white marker shows the location of the reef, constructed of concrete culverts. Prior to the anticipated July 2 sinking date for the Mohawk, the most recent artificial reef sunk in local waters Peagus/Charlies Reef, installed in July 1999 is located 28 miles due west of Redfish Pass. A large tugboat was added to several railroad hoppers that have drawn a wide variety of marine residents, including barracuda, cobia, nurse sharks, grouper, amberjack and moray eels. Mark Bird Westall, former mayor of Sanibel and an environmental expert, also thinks that creating artificial reefs is good for the environment. The natural reefs can be easily overexploited and, therefore, the more artificial reefs there are, the more habitat there is, said Westall. I would much rather see the Mohawk continuing her service to America by providing a home for fish and a place for fishermen to fish than to see her rust away in a scrapyard or torn to pieces for her metal. In coming to Southwest Florida, she will still be doing her job. Jeff Combs, ranger at the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel, agreed that the sinking of the Mohawk will have a great benefit. It will create a habitat for many species of fish and invertebrates, therefore improving fishing in the area. Artificial reefs such as this draw a diverse group of visitors to the islands that have an interest in diving, fishing and other recreational activities, said Combs. This new reef also allows researchers a chance to study and better understand the effects of artificial reefs in our area of the gulf. These iconic vessels act as monuments to those who served on them and continue to serve for the good of our country in a whole new way. Lee County has had an active artificial reef program since the early 1990s. County staff actively pursue grants from state, federal and private sources in an effort to create new artificial reefs. A grant from the West Coast Inland Navigation District is being used to cover the $1.3 million needed to prepare and sink the Mohawk. Visit www.lee-county.com/naturalresources/artreef.htm for the current reef and wreck locations. The men (and perhaps, women) who served on the USS Mohawk can know that she is still protecting our coastline, added Westall. Her assignment has just changed a little.


THE RIVER JUNE 22, 20128 Along The RiverThis Saturday, June 23, the Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center is hosting its first annual golf tournament fundraiser at Fort Myers Beach Golf Club. Proceeds benefit the Fourth of July Kids Fishing Tournament. The cost to participate is $55 per person and includes course fees, beverages and lunch. A shotgun start is at 8:30 a.m., followed by prizes, raffles and lunch at Bonita Bills Waterfront Caf. The restaurant is located at 702 Fishermans Wharf in Fort Myers Beach, under the Sky Bridge. Call 463-2064 for more information. On Saturday, June 30 from 9 a.m. to noon is the annual Fourth of July Kids Fishing Tournament. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and is open to kids 3 to 15 years of age. There is no fee to participate. It is held at Bonita Bills and sponsored by the Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center. Donations for prizes are welcome. Ostego Bay Foundation is located at 718 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach. For more information, call Joanne Semmer at 765-8101 or 470-7993 or email her at info@ostegobay.com. On Tuesday, June 26, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) presents CROWs Aquatic Patients: Freshwater & Sea Turtles as part of its yearround Wonders Of Wildlife (WOW) series. The presentation begins at 11 a.m. and is led by Bev Ball and Jordan Donini. The clinics sea turtle patients come from the coastal waters between Sarasota and Miami. The program focuses on the many variety of freshwater turtles that are found throughout Southwest Florida. Ball will discuss the reasons these wild animals are admitted to CROW. CROWs Healing Winds Visitor Education Center offers immersive, hands-on exhibits and live video footage focusing on wild animal stories that is exciting for guests of all ages. It is located at 3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel. For a complete event schedule and additional information, call 472-3644, ext. 229 or go to www.crowclinic.org. Now that summer vacation is upon us, take the entire family on a scenic boat trip with Captiva Cruises. The dolphin watch and wildlife cruise is the perfect family adventure. There is nothing more exciting than seeing playful dolphins jumping in the wake of the boat. Captiva Cruises reports seeing dolphins on approximately 95 percent of their cruises. The trip runs from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and is narrated by volunteers from the SanibelCaptiva Conservation Foundation. The cost is $24 per adult and $15 per child. Captiva Cruises also offers sailing adventure cruises, sunset cruises and trips to Cayo Costa Beach, Cabbage Key, the Edison & Ford Winter Estates and Boca Grande. Prices vary and reservations are required. Captiva Cruises is located at 11401 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva Island. Call 4725300 or go to www.captivacruises.com. Step back in time as you travel the back bays of Fort Myers Beach or up the Caloosahatchee on the Indian Princess, a double deck authentic paddle boat Todays Indian Princess is an authentic replica of American steamships; a sternwheeler capable of five to six knots, with a flat bottom and driving split rear paddles. Many modern paddle wheelers are driven by hidden underwater screws and the paddles simply spin idly in the flowing water. But the Indian Princess is truly paddledriven, though for reasons of efficiency, weight and pollution the wood-burning boilers of yore have been replaced by clean-burning diesel engines. The sightseeing cruise is an enjoyable two hour cruise along the back bay of Fort Myers Beach and Ostego Bay. Watch the local wildlife in their natural environment while sipping a cool beverage on the top deck. Cost is $20. On the sunset cruise, sit on the top deck with good friends, good food and drinks while watching the sunset. What else do you need? Cost is $25. Certain cruises offer catering services; event planning, including weddings; a DJ or live entertainment; full cash bar with high quality, top shelf liquor, beers and wines; Champagne toast; and soda, juice, coffee, tea and bottled water. The Fort Myers Indian Princess departs from 2080 Main Street, Fort Myers Beach, before the Sky bridge. For reservations, call 765-8919 or go to www. indianprincessfortmyers.com. This snapping turtle was admitted to CROW after being hit by a car. On Tuesday, learn more about the freshwater and sea turtles that are treated at the Sanibel wildlife clinic Indian Princess departs from Fort Myers Beach and offers sightseeing tours and sunset cruises, along with special event like the upcoming Fourth of July Fireworks cruise Please visit our River Weekly News online advertisers at www.islandsunnews.com. You can click through to their Web sites for more information about real estate, shopping, restaurants and services. 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9 THE RIVER JUNE 22, 2012 Senator Benacquisto Visits Child Development CenterFlorida Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto learned more about issues facing child care centers during a visit to the PA Geraci Child Development Center in Fort Myers on June 6. Benacquisto spoke with Child Care of Southwest Florida executive director Beth Lobdell, operations director Nancy Coker and education specialist Deb McCarthy. The PA Geraci Child Development Center, located at 3713 Canal Street, is one of six child care centers operated by Child Care of Southwest Florida. We were very happy that Sen. Benacquisto accepted our invitation to come to the center and hear our opinions about policies and legislation affecting early childhood education, Lobdell said. Among the topics they discussed was the low state reimbursement rate for centers that have earned Gold Seal status for exemplary programs. All of Child Care of Southwest Florida centers have earned Gold Seal status. Gold Seal status comes at a high cost to centers like ours. For example, the ratios of children to staff are quite a bit lower than licensing standards. This is a very expensive choice for us, but one that research shows is a definite quality indicator, Lobdell added. During her visit, Benacquisto also spent more than an hour interacting with the children. In the Preschool 4and 5-year-old room, she planted watermelon seeds in cups and asked the children to let her know how her watermelon grows. She also read to children in the Toddler Room. Oh, I could do this all day, she said several times. Benacquisto was first elected to the Florida Legislature in 2010 representing the 27th district. This summer, she was named deputy majority leader of the Florida Senate, a notable leadership position for a freshman legislator. She sits on several significant committees, including Pre K-12 Education. She was recently named Childrens Advocate of the Year by the Boys and Girls Club of Lee County and PACE Center For Girls Senator of the Year. The PA Geraci Child Development Center is licensed to care for 116 children from infancy to age 8. Enrollment is now open for the Voluntary Pre-K program, which begins this fall. The child care center is open Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more information about the PA Geraci Child Development Center, call 3374995 or visit www.ccswfl.org. Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto and Bryant Murph, age four Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto reads to two-year-old King Lewis Great American Picnic On July 4th At Cape HarbourGet an early start on your Fourth of July celebration at the Great American Picnic on Wednesday, July 4 from noon to 3:30 p.m. at the Marina at Cape Harbour. The event is a traditional Cape Coral birthday salute to the nation. It begins with a patriotic acknowledgment to the troops accompanied by the Cape Coral VFW Post 8463 Color Guard. Caira Everly will kick off the event singing the national anthem, along with a medley of patriotic songs to get everyone in the spirit. It is a family-friendly day of activities for everyone featuring delicious foods, contests, live entertainment and music. Again this year, the ever-popular Best Patriotic Pet Contest gets under way with our distinguished judge Lois Thome, WINK-TV news anchor. She will take on the challenge of showcasing the adorable, sometimes comical and always entertaining pet contestants. Medals will be awarded and the grand prize is a gift basket from the Cape Harbour Merchants. There is no cost to enter. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. and the contest starts at 1p.m. This is the fifth year that members of the non-profit Adopt-A-Troop Foundation will be raising money to support our military. Be sure and write a personalized message on the large banner that will be sent to our heroes overseas. Also on tap will be the traditional Apple Pie Baking Contest, hosted by Pignoli on the Harbour, as well as the Banana Split Eating Contest, hosted by Run Agrounds premium coffee, pastry and gelato shop. High Maintenance Salon & Spa and Divine Divas Boutique will adorn children and those young at heart with patriotic tattoos and firecracker ponytails. There will be an arts and crafts area where kids can create Thank You cards for our military as well as designing bandanas for themselves or for the troops. Throughout the festival, Chris the DJ with Juke Box Hero will provide entertainment. The Farmers Market will also be on hand to help celebrate this special day. The Hot Flashz dance team will offer a patriotic production. Jeff Santellas Martial Arts University will have a demonstration by the Street Defense team. Rumrunners, The Joint and Run Agrounds will entice guests with several menu choices, and Pignoli on the Harbour will be selling the customary Fourth of July fare of hot dogs and hamburgers along with their daily menu. Merchants along the Marina Promenade will have their doors open featuring holiday specials. Admission and parking are free. For more details log onto www.capeharbour. com or call 945-6116.


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


11 THE RIVER JUNE 22, 2012 Heights Foundation Receives Check From FineMark National Bank And TrustFineMark National Bank and Trust recently made a $25,000 donation to the building fund for The Heights Foundations Cultural Arts and Community Center. The gift is one of several recent donations that finish the capital campaign to complete construction of the $5.7 million building. Construction will resume in early July. When complete, The Heights Center will be a place for all residents of Harlem Heights to gather and grow. Education, opportunity, health and wellness, and access to the arts will create pathways for self-sufficiency and community development. Philanthropy and service to the community is an integral part of our companys culture, said Joe Catti, president and CEO of FineMark National Bank & Trust. The Heights Foundations mission is to build strong self-sufficient families and FineMark recognizes its importance. We are fortunate to be in the position to help close out the capital campaign. The Heights Foundation is a 501(c)3 grassroots organization that works to build strong, self-sufficient families in the Harlem Heights neighborhood. The Foundations mission is to promote family and community development, support education, health and wellness, and provide the benefits of enrichment, expressive and cultural arts. Because of the support of generous donors like FineMark, we are back on track to finish construction of The Heights Center, said Kathryn Kelly, Heights Foundation founder and executive director.Harlem Heights was originally settled as a rural agricultural community. Approximately 1,200 children live in a mixture of single-family homes and multi-family apartments. Families are not able to easily access family support services located in downtown Fort Myers, and benefit greatly from programs located within the neighborhood. Cliff Williams, third from left, and Heights Foundation staff members Joe Catti and Jessica Stilwell of FineMark Bank present a $25,000 check to Kathryn Kelly, right, executive director of The Heights Foundation From page 10Churches/TemplesAffiliated: United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism THE CHABAD LUBAVITCH OF SW FLORIDA ORTHODOX 5620 Winkler Road, Fort Myers Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz 433-7708, E-mail: rabbi@chabadswf.org Web site: www.chabadswf.org Services: Friday 6:30 p.m.; Saturday Kabbalah class 9 a.m.; Shacharit 10 a.m.; Kiddush at noon Minyan: Monday and Thursday 7 a.m. THE NEW CHURCH The New Church of SWFL is located 10811 Sunset Plaza Circ. #401, behind Zoomers. Rev. Gabriella Cahaley officiates worship services on Sundays at 11 a.m. during the season. Other worship events are held on the beach in Fort Myers Beach. See our webpage http://www.newchurchflorida.com/ or call for more information 239-481-5535. THOMAS A. EDISON CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH 1619 Llewellyn Drive Fort Myers Just off McGregor across from the Edison/ Ford Winter Estates 334-4978 Senior Minister: Douglas Kelchner Traditional Worship Sundays 10:15 a.m. Website: www.taecc.com UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH FORT MYERS 13411 Shire Lane (off Daniels Parkway one mile west of I-75) Minister: The Reverend Allison Farnum Sunday services and religious education at 10:30 a.m. For information on all church events call 561-2700 or visit www.uucfm.org. UNITY OF BONITA SPRINGS Family Service 10 to 11 a.m. Healing Circle 11 a.m. Hospitality and Fellowship, 11 a.m. Inspiring lesson, uplifting and dynamic music, meditation in a loving environment. Service held at 28285 Imperial Street, Bonita Springs. Call 947-3100. WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 9065 Ligon Court, Fort Myers, across from HealthPark Hospital, 481-2125 Senior Pastor: Robert Brunson Sunday Service: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 11 a.m. Blended Worship www.westminsterfortmyers.org WORD OF LIFE CHURCH 2120 Collier Ave, Fort Myers, 274-8881; Services: Sunday 10 a.m.; Wednesday 7 p.m. Bishop Gaspar and Michele Anastasi ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH 7401 Winkler Road, Fort Myers, 481-4040, Interim Pastor Jim Eggert Pastor Peter Weeks Sunday Services: 8:30 a.m. Traditional; 10 a.m. Blended Traditional and Contemporary; 11:30 a.m. Contemporary. Childrens Sunday School, Adult /Teen Bible Classes, 10 a.m. Next to Planet Fitness inMiners Plazaat the corner of McGregor Blvd. & GladiolusFurniture Clothing Housewares Art/Antiques Appliances Building Supplies Collectibles225-6529Open Tuesday through Saturday from 9amto4pm 15501 Old McGregor Blvd., Suite 2, Fort Myers, FL 33908 CELEBRATIONANNIVERSARY 1Year 20%OffALL CLOTHINGDuring JulyAnniversary Celebration SALETo Thank our Customers Community T hrift StoreCommunityThrift Stor e CATS & DOGS


THE RIVER JUNE 22, 201212 ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEADS FACTORY TRAINED MERCURY MARINER JOHNSON EVINRUDE SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I/O'S MERCRUISERCourteous Professional Marine Repair Service Dockside Service Serving Sanibel & Captiva For Life472-3380 466-3344 Your Bottom Call on Paint PricesDave Doane NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEA D S FA C T O RY T R A I N E D MER C U RY MARINER JO HN SO N EVINR U D E S UZUKI YAMAHA O M C I/ O S MER C RU I S E R C ourteous Professional Marine Repair S erv i ce D oc k s i d e S erv i c e S ervin g S anibel & C aptiva For Li f e Y B t t Yo ur Botto m Yo ur B ot to m C Call on Paint Prices Call on Paint Prices Da v e D oa n e 1 Fish The Beaches For Best Varietyby Capt. Matt MitchellSight fishing for snook out along the beaches was a good bet this week. Strong east winds made the beach the calmest place to be once you made it out through the passes. Fishing from Blind Pass north to Johnson Shoals, schools of snook were easy to spot cruising right up against the sand. Live shiners thrown out in front of the cruising fish caught snook after snook. Most are around 24 inches and a blast to catch-and-release on light tackle. Along with the snook on the beach there are also lots of keeper-size trout. Any place you find hangs, rocks, ledges and downed trees, you will catch fish. Often the snook and trout are mixed in together or at least close together. The very north end of Sanibel, basically just the last mile or so before Blind Pass, has been a good area to get in on the action from the shore. Redfish action in the sound during the mid-morning high tides made for smiling faces most of the week. With the live shrimp of summer getting so small, I switched it up and bought a few five-pound blocks of frozen jumbo bait shrimp. After hitting a spot with cut bait and pinfish, it sometimes takes a shrimp to get that redfish bite going. These shrimp are a little soft to fish whole, so I will pull the head and tail off them then hook the shrimp on a jig or popping cork set-up. Pulling a few heads and tails off at a time makes for great chum if you throw it up under the trees with a wiffle ball bat. Often these jumbo bait shrimp will fire off the redfish bite when nothing else will. Tarpon fishing this week was all about covering lots of ground to find the fish. Most of my tarpon trips this week involved running to the beaches of Cayo Costa to find consistent numbers of these game fish. Tarpon in the bay have been very scattered, even though the water quality in the bay is 100 percent better than it was the previous week. It just seems to me we simply do not have all the bait in the bay that holds these tarpon in one place for long. Once north of Boca Grande Pass out on the beaches at what is referred to as The Alamo, the water looked like the Keys with lots of rafts of threadfins and huge schools of daisy-chaining tarpon everywhere. This clear water had visibility to at least 12 feet and was a night and day difference compared to the water just at the northern tip of Cayo Costa.. These schools of tarpon in close to the beach on Gasparilla Island are almost impossible to get to eat a bait though as they are very close to spawning and not really interested in food at all. After following chains of fish for what seemed like hours, we still could not get one to eat. A mile or so east inside Boca Grande Pass, things where a little better. Huge schools of tarpon were all over the hil, coming up and rolling 50-plus fish at a time. Throwing live threadfins and crabs into these fish did give us a few hookups. This area inside the pass does not get as congested as the popular holes in the pass. I very seldom make it this far up north to tarpon fish, but when the fish are there and not in the usual places to the south, its what you have to do. Running 60 miles on a tarpon charter this week was the norm.Capt. Matt Mitchell has been fishing local waters since he moved to Sanibel in 1980. He now lives in St. James City and works as a back country fishing guide. If you have comments or questions, email captmattmitchell@aol. com. Send Us Your Fish TalesThe River Weekly would like to hear from anglers about their catches. Send us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of catch, species and weight, and include photographs with identification. Drop them at the River Weekly, 1609 Hendry Street, Suite 15, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, or email to press@riverweekly.com. Hunter and Eli Jolly with one of more than a dozen plus redfish caught one morning this week with Capt. Matt Mitchell 481-473 3 12600 Mc G regor Blvd, Ft Myer s www. scuba vi ced iv e r s co m Swim with t h e Fi s h es BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island Local Waters/Local Charts Classsubmitted by Cdr. Mary SmelterThe San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron, a unit of the United States Power Squadrons, will be offering the popular Local Waters/Local Charts class on Saturday, July 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The class is directed towards new boaters and boaters new to the area as well as those wishing to learn chart reading. It will provide the boater with some of the basics of navigation, oriented to the Fort Myers area. Students will be using chart 11427, and participants must bring this chart to class. Optional On-The-Water training is also offered at a later date; check with the class instructor for details. The cost of the class is $40 per person. The class is being taught at the San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron Classroom, located at 16048 San Carlos Blvd. at the corner of Kelly Road (across from ACE Hardware). Students can register online at www.scbps.com or by calling 466-4040.


13 THE RIVER JUNE 22, 2012 JACARANDAThe Entertainment Nightly in Sanibels Social Scene1223 PERIWINKLE WAY, SANIBEL 472-1771 Happy Apps $5.95Sesame Encrusted Ahi Tuna, Crispy Fried Calamari, Chilled Oysters, Steamed Shrimp, BBQ Beef Satays, Snow Crab Legs, Chicken WingsSanibels Best HAPPY HOUR4 7 p.m. Nightly in the lounge1/2 Price DrinksCall & Well Liquor, Draft Beer Selections, Select House Wine 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 CROW Case Of The Week: Coyote Pupby Patricia MolloyOn May 28, a male coyote pup (Canis latrans) was admitted to CROW. At approximately six week old, he was found alone, walking lamely through the lot at Sutherland Nissan in Fort Myers. Coyotes do exist in parts of Southwest Florida but tend to shy away from densely populated cities and coastal areas. As it is unnatural for a coyote pup to be separated from his pack, he was understandably very frightened to find himself in an unfamiliar urban environment. CROWs rescue team quickly responded by capturing and transporting the little pup to its Sanibel clinic. He arrived limping due to swelling near the joint of his left rear leg. Upon closer examination, Dr. Heather discovered multiple scabs and abrasions on all four limbs. The cause of the scabs was determined to be Puppy impetigo, a bacterial infection that causes pus-filled blisters that may break and crust over. Typically, it is not a serious condition and can be treated with a topical ointment. Additionally, the young coyote had fleas and heartworms, which were immediately addressed with Advantage, a topical solution also used on domestic canines. After all of the patients wounds were cleaned, blood was drawn for further analysis. He was immediately placed on a vaccine regiment with continuing supportive care. Initially, the pup refused to eat and drink water, but was eating well once he was placed in a quiet corner of the clinic. According to the 2010 Annual Visitor Profile and Occupancy Analysis from the Clerk of Courts, tourists from around the world spend $2.5 billion dollars in Lee County in order to experience the wonders that the areas rich sea and wildlife have to offer. Each year, CROW cares for more than 4,000 sick, injured and orphaned patients in its veterinary hospital, many cases caused by interaction with humans. The clinics staff of veterinarians, student interns and volunteers regularly work 12-hour days to care for these creatures so they can be released back into the wild. Right now, Dr. Heather is working with the Fish & Wildlife network for placement of the young pup since he was found in a busy urban area with no sign of his pack. In order to provide housing, medication, food and diagnostic testing for patients, the non-profit clinic relies on public donations. Please help to insure our native sea and wildlife.CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from the Gulf coast of Florida. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to P.O. Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 4723644 or visit www.crowclinic.org. This male coyote pup, patient #1572, was found alone, injured and frightened at a Fort Myers car lot photo courtesy of CROW Clean Vessel Act 20th Anniversary CelebratedThe U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced $11.4 million in grants to 24 states under the Clean Vessel Act (CVA) grant program. Since its creation in 1992, the CVA program has provided funds to states to construct, replace, renovate and maintain facilities that assist recreational boaters in properly disposing of on-board septic waste. The program also provides information and education on the importance, benefits, and availability of pumpouts. Funds for the CVA program are provided annually from the Sport Fish Restoration & Boating Trust Fund. Its an honor to recognize 20 years of the Clean Vessel Act and helping to keep waters clean, said service director Dan Ashe. Over the past 20 years, the services Wildlife & Sport Fish Restoration Program has awarded almost $200 million in CVA grants. I am pleased that these efforts are put in place to benefit wildlife, sport fishing, recreational boating, and communities across America. In addition to traditional on-dock pumpouts, projects include pumpout boats that travel in designated harbors to make the sewage collection process more efficient and convenient. Some states also have begun installing floating restrooms in areas where boaters congregate and no restrooms are available. No group has a more direct interest in clean water than recreational boaters do today, said Margaret Podlich, president of the Boat Owners Association of the United States. Thats why we support the CVA grant program and all of the other programs that boaters and anglers pay for through the Sport Fish Restoration & Boating Trust Fund. For more information on the 2012 grant awards, visit http://wsfrprograms.fws. gov/Subpages/GrantPrograms/CVA/CVA2012Funding.pdf. For more information on the CVA program, visit http://wsfrprograms.fws.gov/ Subpages/GrantPrograms/CVA/CVA.htm. Email your editorial copy to: press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER JUNE 22, 201214 Plant SmartPapayaby Gerri ReavesPapayas (Carica papaya) structure brings to mind the native cabbage palm: a crown of large leaves atop a tall smooth bare trunk. The flowers and fruit that cluster near the top amid the leaf umbrella are pear-shaped or spherical, smooth-skinned and green to dull yellow-orange in color. The wild fruit is much smaller than commerciallygrown fruit. Cultivars from Hawaii and Mexico are common in U.S. grocery stores. Papaya flourishes as a weed in South Florida and actually is a large herb, not a tree. It is considered native by some plant scientists and naturalized by others. It can reach more than 30 feet tall. The soft trunk contains a milky sap. The beautiful evergreen leaves are up to two feet across and have an intricate shape, resembling large-scale lacework. Sevenor nine-lobed, they are deeply palmated -all veins radiating from the same point on the hollow stem. In turn, the lobes subdivided. The funnel-shaped creamy flowers are about two inches long with five petals. They bloom all year round, so the plant produces the melon-like fruit throughout the year too. To produce the best fruit, papaya needs sun, fertile well-drained soil, plenty of moisture, and protection from the cold. Plant this somewhat sensitive plant where it will be protected from wind. Papaya is susceptible to a number of pests. Planting several specimens is advisable, since male and female flowers occur on separate plants. Fruit usually occurs only on bisexual or female plants. It is fast-growing and rather short-lived, so keep a round of plants going. Its not only the creamy fruit that is edible. So are the numerous glistening black seeds in the hollow center. The leaves, too, can be eaten as a green like spinach, but are toxic unless cooked. The plant is also the source for papain, a meat tenderizer and dietary supplement that helps to digest protein. Papaya can be propagated with seeds. A note of caution: The unripe fruit is said to be toxic, so cook it before consuming it. This tropical fruit is a good source of vitamin A. Sources: National Audubon Society Field Guide to Florida, Wild Plants for Survival in South Florida by Julia F. Morton, floridata.com, and ifas.ufl.edu. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. The attractive foliage is reason enough to plant papaya photos by Gerri Reaves The papayas creamy flowers bloom all year Caring For Your PlantsAll About Grassby Justen DobbsHow did lawns originate in the United States? During the mid20th century, Americans who visited the United Kingdom were taken by large carpets of green grass that covered properties around castles, large mansions and other affluent areas. These lawns survived with no added irrigation due to the mild, rainy climate. It was also during this time that golf courses throughout the Unite States were admired by spectators for their healthy, green appearance and feel. Soon thereafter, commercial enterprises were working with different species of grass seed to develop a residential lawn that could be grown and cared for by the average homeowner. The trend took off, with millions of Americans planting sod in their front yards, back yards and sometimes both. Healthy, green lawns were a symbol of pride and wealth throughout suburban America. These lawns created a billion dollar industry, from lawn mowers to pesticides to sprinkler systems. I believe a small area of lawn in the front or back yard is good. But my grievance is with commercial settings with acres and acres of greenbelt grass that serve no purpose other than to enrich the landscape companies that maintain them. Many homeowners use their lawns for family fun and entertainment. For possibly half the population of people who keep a lawn, it serves a function where kids play sports and pets can roam freely. Compare the family lawn to the acres of grass planted around commercial buildings, public medians and retail stores. There are no children playing kickball, no dogs playfully wrestling, no one taking a nap or picnicking under a shady tree. If the only feet that make contact with your grass are the guys that mow it, it might be time to consider alternatives. I doubt there is a way to measure how many acres of silly strips are planted in grass, but if you spend any time in HOA neighborhoods, or the commercial areas of your town, or even drive through the local takeout restaurant and notice the stupid strip of grass in the planter, you wonder how it adds up in resources. Greenbelts are not green anymore. An adviser to a metropolitan water district once discovered that these parkways were designed on the East Coast in the 1800s for storing excess snow. Dont you think its time to move on? Commercial building owners could save thousands per year in maintenance fees if they lost their lawns. The same goes for homeowners associations; shrubs and ground covers could be maintained once per month instead of weekly. Cities that need to cut expenses could lose the grass in purposeless places. These greenbelts are from a bygone era. Water, chemicals, runoff, excess fertilizer, green waste, herbicides, air pollution, fossil fuels used all add up to a big mistake in todays era of using less resources and protecting the resources that we do have. Dobbs is a landscape architect in south Florida specializing in custom, upscale landscapes. He can be reached at seabreezenurseries@gmail.com. This homeowner created a beautiful rock garden and no longer needs his lawn maintenance company If you do chose to put down sod, Seville is a hybrid variety that requires less maintenance


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THE RIVER JUNE 22, 201216 Annual Arts For ACT Fundraiser Kick Off GalaThe 24th annual Arts for ACT fundraiser officially kicked off last night with an opening gala reception at Robb & Stucky International, located at 13170 S. Cleveland Avenue in Fort Myers. More than 200 people attended the event, among them community leaders, engaged Fort Myers residents, Robb & Stucky designers and executives, and ACT directors and staff. The Ron Delp Trio set the rhythm for the evening, which also included wine, hors doeuvres and lively conversation. continued on page 17 Harvey Tevah, sales manager of RSI, Jennifer Benton, CEO of ACT, and Stan Witters, general manager of RSI photos courtesy of Happenings Magazine Martine Cronin with Mike and Denise Joyce Jennifer Benton, CEO of ACT, Steve Lush, president of RSI, Mark Stuart, creative director of RSI, and Kathleen Johnson, president of CPA Tina Beaty, business development of RSI, Raimonda Childress of Saks Fifth Avenue, Martine Cronin, Jennifer Benton, CEO of ACT, and Victoria Black of Saks Fifth Avenue Dr. John Fenning, Jennifer Benton, Fran Fenning, Michel Doherty and Betty Bireley Artist Tracy Owen-Cullimore with her painting, Little Drummer Boy Artist David Acevedo with his work, Muses Cristina Jarmolinski with her piece, Art Is Where My Heart Is Gale Collar with her artwork, Music In The Garden


17 THE RIVER JUNE 22, 2012The gala was the very first in a series of preview events, which will culminate with An Evening of Arts & Blues on August 11 at the Harborside Event Center. At that time, to-be-announced unique items and artwork from famous local, national and international artists will be auctioned. Proceeds support ACT, Abuse Counseling and Treatment. The non-profit agency was founded in 1978 and serves victims of domestic abuse and their children, survivors of sexual assault and human trafficking in Lee and surrounding counties The entire Robb & Stucky team was proud to be part of this event, said Robb & Stucky International president Steve Lush. Our company is dedicated to creating peaceful and welcoming environments. Like ACT, we want to end domestic and sexual violence. Arts for ACT is an important fundraiser that moves our community closer toward that goal. The Abuse Counseling and Treatment team was equally excited about the kick off. We were excited to partner with Robb and Stucky International to host the art preview party for Arts for ACT Fine Art Auction to benefit Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc., said CEO Jennifer L. Benton. The live auction art was beautifully showcased at their store. Art lovers were out in force! Puss In Boots Will Hit The Stage This Summer At Broadway PalmThis summer, Broadway Palm Childrens Theatre is proud to present Puss In Boots, hitting the stage on July 6, 7, 11, 13, 15, 19, 20, 21, 25, 27 and 29, and August 2, 3 and 4. This musical version of Charles Perrauts tale of a sly cat who wins his master the lordship of a manor and the hand of a beautiful princess has audience interaction, delightful songs and enough action for every member of the family. This fun-filled musical begins with three brothers inheriting their fathers estate. The youngest brother is very disappointed because all he receives is the family cat. Puss is a very clever cat though and promises his master that in exchange for a pair of boots, he can get him a life of luxury and adventure. Puss goes on to use his sly and clever ways to overcome an ogre, befriend a king and win the heart of a fair princess. Broadway Palm Childrens Theatre presents full-scale productions for all ages. All performances begin with a buffet at noon and showtime at 1 pm. The chefs special buffet includes childrens favorites like chicken nuggets, pizza, french fries, pasta and more. A fun-filled musical adventure, Puss In Boots is playing selected matinees from July 6 through August 4 at Broadway Palm. Ticket prices for the buffet and the show are $15 for all ages. Group rates are available for parties of 20 or more. Tickets are now on sale and can be reserved by calling 278-4422, by visiting www.BroadwayPalm.com or by stopping by the box office at 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. This production has replaced Dora The Explorers Pirate Adventure Film Festival Seeks JudgesCare to pick a Monday between September 10 and February 28 to be a judge for the TGIM (Thank God for Indie Mondays) Film Festival this year? Season 3 dates have been announced. TGIMs Missed It Mondays start on July 30. TGIM starts on September 10. For more information, visit http://fortmyersfilmfestival.com/season3.html. Open Mic Night At Lab TheaterThe Laboratory Theater of Florida presents Open Mic Night In The Lab, to be held each Thursday night during the summer from 7 to 9 p.m. beginning on June 21. Come spend your Thursday evenings with the newest and brightest talents in Southwest Florida. If you are 25 and under, and have a desire to showcase your talent, this is the place to shine. Come perform, grow, laugh, cry and learn the limits and the extent of your talent. Singers, actors, musicians and poets welcome. Admission is $5 and the doors open at 7 p.m. For more information, call the Laboratory Theater at 218-0481. Lab Theater is located at 1634 Woodford Avenue in Fort Myers. English Country Dance LessonsLearn the social dances of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries at Wa-Ke Hatchee Recreation Center. Classes are on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Beginners are welcome and partners are not necessary. Dress is casual. Wear flat shoes with non-slip soles. Lessons are free after a one-time payment of $10 which covers lifetime membership to Wa-Ke Hatchee Recreation Center. To sign up, contact Gillian Carney at 603-9828 or email fortmyersdancers@ hotmail.com. Wa-Ke Hatchee Recreation Center is at 16760 Bass Road in Fort Myers. NARFE MeetingNARFE (National Active & Retired Federal Employees), South Lee County Chapter #1263, will meet on Thursday, June 21 at 11:30 a.m. at the Golden Corral, located at Colonial Blvd. and Six Mile Cypress in Fort Myers. All working and retired federal employees are invited to attend. For additional information, call 4826713. Youth Concert Celebrates Indepence DayThe Gulf Coast Symphony will perform a youth concert on Sunday, June 24 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers. Prior to the concert, beginning at 1 p.m., children and adults are invited to participate in a birthday party, complete with cake, games and favors, to celebrate the USA. Concert-goers are also invited to experience the Gulf Coast Symphonys Musical Petting Zoo, where children are encouraged to meet and chat with the symphony musicians and play some of their instruments in order to learn more about the instruments they play. At 2 p.m., the Gulf Coast Symphony will perform patriotic pieces to set the mood for the upcoming July 4th holiday. During the performance, children are invited to sit onstage, directly in front of the orchestra so that their visual experience with the symphony is as meaningful and engaging as the music they hear. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for childrens stage seats and $5 for childrens regular theater seats. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Barbara B. Mann Box Office at 481-4849 or online at www.gulfcoastsymphony.org. 1101 Periwinkle Way #105, Sanibel, FL 239-472-0044 www.engelvoelkers.com/Sanibel ENGEL & VLKERSFor Showings please call Isabella Rasi: 239-246-4716 South Seas ResortExquisite 2BR/2BA at Lands End. Waterviews from every room. Brand new contemporary interior.$1,299,000 www.southseasresortlandsend1637.com East End Retail CenterNewly renovated retail center with high visibility on Periwinkle toward Lighthouse beach. $1,399,000


THE RIVER JUNE 22, 201218 Galloway Captiva Tri Combines Families, Fun And Physical FitnessWith school out, families are looking for fun things to do together. Taking on an athletic challenge as a family can be a great way to spend the summer, with the added bonus of boosting everyones fitness. For many, a multisport event allows everyone to prepare and compete, but each working to the level thats appropriate for their age and agility. For Southwest Florida families, one fun fitness choice is the Galloway Captiva Tri, a two-day event that includes a childrens tri for ages 6 to 13 on Saturday, September 15, and an adult sprint tri on Sunday, September 16. Family members can compete in the morning and spend the rest of the day enjoying the beach and other amenities on Captiva. With a triathlon, getting ready is half the fun. Over the summer, the families can swim, bike and run to build endurance and skills for the race. The distances are short enough that that they are doable, said Kate Gooderham, one of the events two USA Triathlon-certified race directors. The race for those ages 6 to 9 involves a 100 yard swim, a 1.5 mile bike ride and a 0.5 mile run. For the 10to 13-year-olds, the distances are doubled to a 200 yard swim, a 3 mile bike ride and a 1 mile run. These are fun triathlons for the kids. It gives them an opportunity to have a good time without the pressure of winning, said Angie Ferguson, also a USAT-certified raced director as well as a long-time triathlete herself. We want them to have the experience of the three events and the transition in a fun setting... and everyone who finishes gets a medal. The great thing about kids triathlon is that it includes three things kids love to do swim bike and run, said Jim Dwyer, whose two sons will participate in the childrens events while he and his wife, Cindy, do the adult event the following day. The best part is that they get cheered on the whole way and it is short enough that it doesnt lose the fun factor. While fun, family and fitness are the goals of both getting ready for the tri and for participating, safety is also critical. The comparatively short distances are part of the overall safety plan, as is the extra effort made to sanction both events with USA Triathlon and to work closely with local public safety officials in advance of the races. Also, for the childrens events adult volunteers and lifeguards will line the swim course in shallow water, so the kids can either reach out to an adult or stand if they feel overwhelmed. During the bicycle leg of the race, the road is closed to motor vehicles, and the goal is to have an adult visible to a child at all times while they are biking. The run portion takes place along the golf course with lots of adults in view and no vehicles. What we love is to be able for the kids to feel free to enjoy themselves and we dont have to worry, said Dwyer. Our big worry is how well do on the adult race on Sunday! Both adult and children athletes can register online at www.captivatri.org. Community Cooperative Ministries, Inc. (CCMI) is the benefitting charity for the race, as it was last year. A portion of the proceeds raised at the event will go towards supporting CCMIs School Backpack Program, providing emergency food more than 2,000 local children each school year. The program helps reduce child hunger and improves health and academic outcomes providing support for Lee County children and families in need. For additional information, go to www.captivatri.org or find them on Facebook by searching for Captiva Tri. Not One But Two Professional Sports Championships Possible Here In 2012by Ed FrankIt took 21 years before a local professional team won a league championship, but could this be the year that two titles come this way? The Fort Myers Miracle have called Hammond Stadium in the Lee County Sports Complex home for 21 years, having never won a Florida State League Championship. Just last month, however, the Florida Everblades captured their first ECHL Kelly Cup in the 14th year of their hockey franchises history. And now, the upstart Florida Tarpons of the Ultimate Indoor Football League enter post-season play as heavy favorites to win Ultimate Bowl II. In their first year, the Tarpons recorded a perfect 11-0 record to grab the No. 1 seed and home field advantage at Germain Arena. The Tarpons host the Lakeland Raiders on Monday at Germain, with the kickoff scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the battle for the leagues Southern Conference title. The Tarpons already have beaten Lakeland three times in the regular season by scores of 62-45, 59-51 and 57-42. Should the Tarpons defeat Lakeland for the fourth time, they will face the winner of the Marion-Erie game in the Northern Conference. For the first time in league history, the game will be played outdoors due to renovations of the Marion arena. Should the Tarpons win their 12th game on Monday, as expected, they will host Ultimate Bowl II at Germain on Monday, July 2. The strength of the Tarpons is evidenced by the fact that the team landed 10 players on the all-UIFL team, including Terrance Jones, defensive player of the year; Ross Gornall, special teams player of the year; and Michael Taylor, coach of the year. Tickets for the playoff games are available at the Germain Arena ticket office or through ticketmaster.com. Twins First Draft Pick Signs For $6.2 Million Outfielder Bryon Buxton, the No. 2 overall pick in baseballs Major League Draft, was signed quickly by the Minnesota Twins for a hefty $6.2 million and will begin his professional carrier right here with the rookie-level Gulf Coast League Twins. Just 18 years old, Buxton is considered a five-tool player and completed his senior year at Appling County High School in Georgia with a .513 batting average, leading his team to the schools first state title. Miracle End Seasons First Half With 27-38 Record The Fort Myers Miracle began the seasons second-half Monday hoping to improve on their 27-38 first-half record that resulted in fifth-place in the Florida State Leagues South Division. But it wasnt a winning start, losing 2-1 on the road to the Jupiter Hammerheads. Fort Myers returns home to Hammond Stadium on Sunday for a four-game series against the Tampa Yankees starting at 4:05 p.m. The Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday games have 7:05 p.m. starts. Tampa completed the first-half with a 29-36 record and a fourth-place standing in the North Division. WCI Offers Golfing Opportunity To Benefit Harry Chapin Food BankHow does $25 per person sound to play a round of golf at three premiere golf clubs in Lee and Collier counties? WCI is donating rounds of golf for four people, including carts, at three of their golf clubs to anyone who donates at least $100 to the Harry Chapin Food Bank/United Way online at www. WCIGOLF.com. Foursome certificates are valid through September 30. WCI participating clubs are Pelican Preserve Golf Club, Raptor Bay Golf Club, and The Colony Golf & Country Club. Tee times may be made two days in advance, based on availability for play after 10:30 a.m. Donors may access the promotion via www.WCIGolf.com through September 14. Payment can be made with your PayPal account or by entering your credit card information and completing the form with name, mail address and email address. Individuals may purchase up to two foursomes. Additional information about the WCI golfing promotion may be obtained by contacting Connie Boyd at 498-8269 or ConnieBoyd@WCICommunities.com, or Joyce Jacobs at 334-7007 ext. 130 or joycejacobs@harrychapinfoodbank.org. Yankees Vs. Rays Coach TripThe Cape Coral Yacht Club has planned a bus trip to see the New York Yankees take on the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday, July 2. Trip includes round trip transportation in a chartered bus from the Yacht Club Community Park, game ticket, parking and tolls, plus snacks and soft drinks during the bus trip. Cost is $63 per person. Call 5740806 for additional information.


19 THE RIVER JUNE 22, 2012 Rock Shrimp And Blue Crab Bisque 2 tablespoons butter 4 tablespoons shallots, diced 1 10-ounce can cream of shrimp soup 1 cup half and half 1/3 cup dry sherry 1 teaspoon dry mustard 4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese Salt and pepper, to taste 1 pound rock shrimp, peeled and deveined 1 cup lump blue crab meat Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add shallots and saut for 3 minutes until soft. Stir in soup, half and half, sherry, mustard, parmesan cheese and salt and pepper to taste. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes to blend flavors. Add shrimp and simmer over low heat for 5 minutes. Gently stir in crab meat; heat until warmed through and serve. Yields four servings Nutritional Value Per Serving Calories 711, Calories From Fat 42, Total Fat 42g, Saturated Fat 16g, Trans Fatty Acid 1g, Cholesterol 327mg, Total Carbohydrates 34g, Protein 45g, Omega 3 Fatty Acid 1g. Rock Shrimp And Blue Crab Bisque Tee Time For Tots Event Raises $14,000 For Child Care Of SWFLChild Care of Southwest Florida raised more than $14,000 at its third annual Tee Time For Tots Child Care Golf Tournament on June 9. A total of 80 golfers participated in the tournament at the Pelican Preserve Golf Club. Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott and his team of Ryan Bell, Morgan Bowden and Tom Schmidt took home the first place honors. In second place was the BB&T Oswald Trippe and Co. team of Bob Bassett, David Owen, Ed Castner and Gray Davis. Major sponsors of the tournament were UBS and Fort Myers Audi, which would have given an Audi6 to anyone who hit a hole-in-one during the tournament. Nobody won the car, but everybody had a good time knowing that their entry fees will be used to provide child care scholarships for children from low-income families, said Child Care of Southwest Florida Development Director Linda McNabb. Many people dont realize that the cost of child care is the third largest expense in the family budget after housing and food. Many of our families simply cannot afford this necessary child care expense without some help. Thats where this golf tournament assists families in need. An awards luncheon and raffle followed the morning of golf. Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc. is a private non-profit organization dedicated to providing high quality child care services throughout Southwest Florida. The agency provides early education and child care for children from infancy through age eight at its six child care centers in Lee and Hendry counties. In addition, it offers training for early childhood professionals, and administers the federal food program for eligible centers and family child care homes in 14 Florida counties. The agency must rely on generous donations and volunteer efforts from members of the community, corporations and foundations to build and maintain programs that make a difference to lowincome children. Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc., is a United Way agency.To learn more or to make a donation, visit www.ccswfl.org or call 278-1002. Second place team members David Owen and Bob Bassett of BB&T/Oswald Trippe receive their award from Linda McNabb, Child Care of Southwest Florida Development Director The first place team from the Lee County Sheriffs Office included, from left, Tom Schmidt, Sheriff Mike Scott, Morgan Bowden and Ryan Bell Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


THE RIVER JUNE 22, 201220 Southwest Florida Community Foundation Starts 3-D ProjectThe Southwest Florida Community Foundation has embarked on a unique effort to address the needs of the five-county region to help and enhance local nonprofits. The Southwest Florida Community Foundations 3-D project which stands for data, dialogue and decisions will establish a collaborative network and platform that will allow our region to create efficiencies, share resources, openly communicate and make informed decisions to strengthen our nonprofits. The project will give the community the means to identify challenges and opportunities and, as a cohesive unit, work together to mobilize citizens, nonprofits and the government to provide solutions strengthening the region. This project is important for our region and our foundation, said Sarah Owen, CEO of the SWFLCF, which has made an initial investment of $100,000 to the project. Southwest Florida was one of the hardest hit regions in the recent recession which naturally affected resources for nonprofits. We have found that our nonprofits could have attracted more grants and funds from outside our area if they had more collaboration and were given more support. This is why we are making a significant investment to build knowledge and develop an information tool that will connect our community. The data segment of the project will include a nonprofit mapping and assessment process of the five county area, as well as informational seminars, capacity surveys and round table follow-ups. Dialogue will include developing a regional collaboration, determining strategic partnerships and harnessing regional resources. Finally, decision represents the transformational and results-based philanthropy, sustainable and innovative initiatives and new streams of funding that are expected to be developed. The goals of the project are to: Identify the capacity and information needs of the nonprofit sector Strengthen the capacity of the existing nonprofit organizations and allow the nonprofits and citizens of the lower capacity counties access to the higher capacity resources in the other counties Provide data that will enable nonprofit leaders to make more informed decisions regarding their organizations and the allocation of their resources Provide data to enable government funders and individual donors to make more informed decisions regarding their expenditures and philanthropic investments Increase community participation in public policy conversations regarding social issues Financial FocusConsider These Financial Moves When Relocatingby Jennifer BaseyAlmost everyone would agree: Moving is a hassle. In addition to selling your current home and finding a new one, you may need to deal with a new school for your kids, a new doctor, a new dentist the list goes on and on. But youll also need to consider the financial aspects of your move specifically, your investments, insurance, taxes and even your estate plans. How can you help make sure that your move doesnt slow your progress toward your financial goals? Consider the following relocation checklist: Open new bank accounts, and set up automatic transfers. If your move requires you to change banks, open your new accounts as soon as possible. And if you had your previous bank automatically move money each month from a checking or savings account into an investment, set up a similar arrangement at your new bank. Decide what to do with your employer-sponsored retirement plan. If you are leaving your job, youll need to make some decisions about your 401(k) or other employer-sponsored retirement plan. For example, you might have the option of leaving your money in your former employers plan, or you may be able to roll the money over to a new employers plan. Alternatively, you could decide to transfer the assets into an Individual Retirement Account (IRA). Your financial advisor can help you make the choice thats right for your situation. Discuss your situation with a tax professional. You may want to meet with your tax professional to consider the benefits or liabilities of any differences in tax laws between your new location and your old one. You may also need to address any implications resulting from moving and changing jobs. Review your financial goals. Some of your goals, such as those related to housing and where you want to retire, may have changed as a result of your move. So its a good idea to meet with your financial advisor to review your objectives. Evaluate your monthly budget. If you followed a budget detailing your expenses and cash flow before your move, you may need to update it after youve settled in to your new home. If you havent set up a budget in the past, youve now got a good reason to establish one because a well-planned budget can help you avoid dipping into your long-term investments to pay for short-term needs. Update your insurance coverage. Make sure your vehicles, stored possessions and new residence are covered during your move. And if your health insurance is changing, be aware of whats covered under your new policy. Review your estate plans. If your move coincides with other important life events, such as marriage, divorce or remarriage, you may need to make some moves related to your estate plans, such as ensuring you have the correct beneficiary designations on any life insurance policies and your 401(k), IRA and other investment accounts. Check with your legal advisor to determine which steps make sense for your situation. Moving may require you to adjust many aspects of your life. Reviewing the items on this checklist can help you get your financial house in order when you move into your new home. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jennifer.basey@edwardjones.com. Spilman Makes Deans List At CazenoviaAlexandra Spilman, a resident of Fort Myers, was named to the 2012 spring semester Deans List at Cazenovia College in Syracuse, New York. Spilman is a freshman majoring in management, specializing in fashion merchandising. She is a graduate of Carlbrook School in Halifax, Virginia. Expand and deepen public access to nonprofit resources throughout Southwest Florida Owen added that enormous stress has been placed on the nonprofit sector, hindering its ability to operate and continue to build its own information infrastructure and organizational capacity. In the last year, prominent nonprofits in Southwest Florida were forced to close their doors, leaving a huge hole in the community for those who are most in need. While some of these organizations have reopened, there is another economic issue on the horizon. As tax bases decline and stimulus money is withdrawn, state budgetary shortfalls have led to diminishing governmental investments in the nonprofits that meet services in the region. As a past chair for United Way, the Southwest Florida Community Foundation and multiple other community service organizations as well as CEO of LMHS, I have experienced the challenge of allocating scarce resources for vital community needs, said Jim Nathan, president and CEO of Lee Memorial Health System and 3-D Advisory Council Member. More than just a community needs assessment, the 3-D project will assist with forming community partnerships that will help with grant and other funding opportunities and bring community organizations together to help solve local needs. The SWFLCF has contracted HT Group Consulting, LLC and John B. Talmage to facilitate the 3-D project. Talmage is a senior research fellow at The Metropolitan Center at Florida International University and former CEO of Social Compact, a national nonprofit organization that helps underserved urban areas develop accurate economic data needed to attract investment. The Foundation will begin Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping of more than 3,600 501(c)3 entities in the region including Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Hendry and Glades counties. GIS allows users to view, understand, question, interpret and visualize data in many ways that reveal relationships, patterns and trends in the form of maps, globes, reports and charts, said Talmage. At the same time, 3-D will be conducting ongoing needs analysis of the nonprofits and the regions resources, challenges, leadership and organizational development and network building. An advisory council of more than 30 leaders from the regions foundations, government entities, educational institutions and businesses has been assembled to support the project. The economic downturn has exacerbated the extreme discrepancy in resources available to the large rural areas east of I-75, said Dawn-Marie Driscoll, chairman of the board of trustees. There is one nonprofit for every 250 people in Collier, but just one nonprofit for every 991 people to serve the needs in Glades County. This mapping tool and other data will allow everyone to see what areas and services are underserved. According to Owen, the project will take place over a three-year period with the third phase to include a capacity survey to determine how the efforts have improved the civic infrastructure, civil society and lives of citizens across Southwest Florida. As a regional foundation, our goal is to be the catalyst for social innovation, transformational communities, organizational capacity and needed inspiration, added Owen. The Southwest Florida Community Foundation is celebrating its 35th year of supporting the communities of Lee, Charlotte, Glades, Hendry and Collier counties by connecting donors and their philanthropic aspirations with evolving community needs. The community foundation has provided more than $50 million in grants and scholarships to the communities it serves. During its 2011 fiscal year, SWFLCF granted more than $3 million to more than 100 different organizations supporting education, animal welfare, arts and human services. For more information, call 274-5900.


21 THE RIVER JUNE 22, 2012 ICAN Launches School Supply DriveThe Island Coast AIDS Network (ICAN) is collecting school supplies for its clients children and Power Purchasing has donated 75 backpacks to help them get ready for the school year. Any donations of items such as pens, pencils, calculators, notebook paper, pocket folders, report covers, glue sticks, markers, etc. will be placed in the backpacks and given to children throughout Southwest Florida. Donations can be accepted at the ICAN Fort Myers office at 2231 McGregor Boulevard; at the ICAN Junction at the corner of US 41 and Pondella Road in North Fort Myers; and at the Naples ICAN office at 3400 Radio Road, Unit 108. To arrange a pickup or for more information call Mitch Haley at 337-2391 ext. 211 or email mhaley@icanswfl.org. ICAN is a United Way partner agency and provides vital support services such as food, transportation and case management to over 400 AIDS-infected individuals and their families in Southwest Florida. ICAN also provides a variety of HIV education and prevention programs. School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, I enjoy reading with my preschool children. I like to use both traditional books and e-readers with them. Is one type of book better than another for helping them appreciate books and learn from them? Abigail F., Sanibel Abigail, You have asked a fascinating question. There is no doubt that reading to your children is just about the single most beneficial activity that you can do. All sorts of studies have told us those children who are read to regularly do much better in school and go on to become better readers and have a much larger vocabulary. Your question about which type of book to read to your children certainly points out the power of technology and a very current educational debate. Should children use one format or the other exclusively? Most people have chosen to expose their children to both book formats. It is important for children to learn how to use a traditional text as well as the e-reader format. Joan Cooney Ganz, the founder of Sesame Street, is still highly involved in finding the best practices for teaching children. She has now founded a research center where they examine these issues. According to her centers study about the differences between traditional texts versus e-readers, researchers reported that kids age 3 to 6 remembered more narrative details like What happened in the story? from print books than from enhanced e-books with multimedia features. But when kids were asked one plot question for each story, (i.e. Why did x do y?), there was no difference between the print book readers and the enhanced e-book readers. Cynthia Chiong, the lead author of this research, reported that researchers found that while the multimedia features of enhanced e-books grabbed childrens attention, those same features also distracted young readers and led more to non-content related interactions. Features like animation, sound effects, videos and games made it more difficult for some parents to keep kids focused on reading and diminished kids recall of the text. Parents continually had to tell their children not to turn the page or not to touch the tablets, according to Chiong. What does this mean? Parents and teachers should choose print books or basic e-books over enhanced e-books, if they want a more literacy-focused coreading experience with children. These types of books appear to encourage kids to be more verbal, and can lead to improved vocabulary and language development, the study states. These types of books help kids with questions that relate to the text, label, and name objects, and encourage kids to talk about the books content from their own perspective as well. If the primary goal of reading is just to engage the child, then e-books and enhanced e-books may be the better choice. The study reported that in measuring child-book engagement, based on the childs direct attention and touch, more children showed higher levels of engagement for the e-books than the print books, though a majority were equally engaged by both book types. Children also physically interacted with the enhanced e-book more than when reading either the print or basic e-book. While this study was quite small and more research is needed, it does emphasize the importance of reading with our children and the benefits that come from it. So whether you choose a print book, an e-book, or an enhanced e-book, as long as you are reading to your children they will benefit. 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. $4.8M Offered To Canterbury ClassThe 37 members of the Canterbury Schools Class of 2012 received a total of $4,867,292 in scholarships, grants and award offers. All students were accepted to four-year colleges and universities. Canterbury students pursue rigorous college preparatory courses and balance with that significant commitment to school and community activities. Canterbury also focuses upon the education of strong character. This character shines through in college and scholarship applications, said Melissa Wilson, director of college guidance. Chestney Named To Clemson Presidents ListSamantha Jill Chestney, a resident of Fort Myers, has been named to the Presidents List at Clemson University for the spring 2012 semester.Chestney is majoring in Health Science (Health Services Administration). Members of the Canterbury School Class of 2012 wait to enter Murphy Sports Center for commencement To those who are hungry, $20 is a fortune. But $20 can feed a family of four for a week, thanks to the...Harry Chapin Food Bank!The Food Bank can acquire $6 of nutritious food for every $1 you donate, turning your $20 into a weeks worth of meals for a family of four...Thank you for your generosity! Scan to connect to the Food Bank! r .. Mail your tax-deductible donation to: The Harry Chapin Food Bank 3760 Fowler Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901 Call (239) 334-7007 Or donate online at: www.harrychapinfoodbank.org To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


THE RIVER JUNE 22, 201222 by Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: I am suffering with Sjogrens syndrome, it makes my skin, eyes and mouth so terribly dry. Even sex is painful. Do you have any suggestions that may work for me? PW, Santa Rosa, California Sjogrens syndrome or SS mainly affects women and occurs, in part, when white blood cells attack the moisture-producing glands. Think drydry eyes and mouth, vaginal dryness, dry skin, joint pain, persistent cough or harm to the kidneys, lungs, liver or GI tract can occur. Temporary relief comes from running humidifiers, taking medicine or using natural herbs. Prescriptions of either pilocarpine or Evoxac may help dry eyes/mouth as can inexpensive artificial tear eye drops. Immunosuppressant drugs calm a hyperactive immune system, in an attempt to balance a see-saw immune system that is severely tilted. The symptoms of SS are mediated by cytokines (very mean compounds) driven by the NF-kappa B pathway, and excessive cytokines cause dryness, pain and inflammation. Some of the cytokines are known as interleukins and abbreviated as IL and numbered as in IL-1, IL-13 and IL-4 and so forth in the literature. High TNF alpha and prostaglandins are also part of the painful picture of autoimmune dysregulation. Excessive amounts of this stuff causes unspeakable misery, but I know ways to reduce these mean compounds. Soon, you will too. I realize this is complicated, but I insist you have some knowledge so you can research yourself and discuss my ideas with your physician. A healthy immune system rocks like a see-saw, and it remains in balance with its two T-helper armies (Th1 and Th2). With SS, its dynamic, it changes and sways this way and that way. Often, the see-saw is tilted and the Th2 army dominates thus producing a boatload of those mean cytokines mentioned above. Other Th2 dominant conditions include eczema, BPH, Graves, cancer, asthma, infections, fibromyalgia, late Lymes, lupus and ulcerative colitis. Certain supplements can calm a Th2 dominant condition by strengthening the Th1 army (thats usually what you want with SS, but not always). Ask your physician for approval, and carefully note your response. If symptoms worsen, stop immediately. Green tea or EGCG supplements Reduces many interleukins including IL-1 (associated with skin) and calms inflammation and sensitivity in your eyes and mouth. Wise Woman Herbals vaginal suppositories They contain vitamin E, A and the soothing herb calendula. May relieve vaginal dryness. Omega 3 fish oils Helps with dry eyes and mouth. Reduces TNF alpha and prostaglandins. CoQ10 or Ubiquinol Improves salivary flow. Herbal mouth rinses Great, but avoid those containing alcohol or witch hazel, which may aggravate oral dryness. Prickly ash, slippery elm Taken as tinctures or tea may stimulate saliva production. Be mindful that some wonderful supplements aggravate Th2 dominance by strengthening that army: Alfalfa, astragalus, echinacea, ginseng, goldenseal and licorice root. If youre condition is Th1 dominant, then these are great. A blood test can determine Th1 versus Th2 dominance. 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. deaRPharmacistGetting More Comfortable With Sjogrens, Autoimmune Disorders 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 this Friday, June 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Family Health Center, 2256 Heitman Street in Fort Myers. 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, under the guidance of pediatric neurologist Jose Colon, MD, MPH. 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. Safety Program For Alzheimers CaregiversThe Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center is offering a Safety Program for Alzheimers caregivers in Lee County. The program was created to provide caregivers with tools to implement an emergency plan to prevent crises. Each Safety Program packet includes two components: an emergency plan kit and an identification bracelet for the memory impaired person. The emergency plan kit is intended to help eliminate the possibility of a crisis situation if the caregiver of a loved one with Alzheimers disease or a related disorder requires emergency care. The emergency workers who come to rescue the caregiver may not know a memory impaired adult resides in the home, and therefore, may leave the person with Alzheimers alone when they take the caregiver to the hospital. The Safety Program Universal Symbol, included with the emergency plan kit, is designed to alert emergency workers that a memory-impaired person resides in the home. The symbol hangs on the front of the homes refrigerator. The corresponding packet of forms, which contain important emergency contacts and care instructions provided by the caregiver, are located inside the refrigerator. Once a trained emergency worker sees the symbol, he or she will automatically know to search for an Alzheimers client in the house and, using the information in the refrigerator, take appropriate measures to see that care for this person is provided. The Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center caring staff works closely with local law enforcement and emergency workers throughout Lee County to help train them on how the safety program can assist them when they respond to an emergency involving the caregiver of an individual with memory loss. The safety program packet is provided at no charge, through grants from the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, Gulf Harbour Memorial Foundation, Lee County Medical Society Alliance and the Cape Coral Community Foundation, to caregivers caring for a loved one with memory loss in their homes in Lee County. Each packet contains all the items necessary to participate in the safety program. Instructions to put the emergency plan in place are included with each packet and assistance is available from the Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center. The safety program also stresses the importance of having an identification bracelet for individuals with memory loss to wear at all times. Identification bracelets help local law enforcement identify individuals who are separated from their caregivers and are unable to find their way home or even tell someone where they live due to memory impairment. Each bracelet (or necklace) is engraved with the persons first name or nickname, a code number which matches their application number, the words memoryimpaired and the phone number for the Lee County Sheriffs Office. Both the Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center and the Lee County Sheriffs Office maintain records of enrolled persons application numbers and identifying information. Being able to look at a bracelet, make a phone call, and escort the lost person to his/her home reduces the time memoryimpaired persons are away from their homes and saves police departments valuable effort. A brochure with an application to obtain a bracelet is included in each safety program packet. The Dubin Alzheimers Resource Centers office is located at 12468 Brantley Commons Court in Fort Myers. For more information about the Safety Program, or to find out more about the services offered by the Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center, call 437-3007. 2012 Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Collects More Than 70 Million PoundsThanks to the generosity of customers and employees, the 2012 Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive was a resounding success. Locally, Lee County netted 301,295 pounds of food and Collier County reported collections of 269,340 pounds. Many local food pantries receive the donations that were collected. At one local food pantry, a young boy was able to select a box of Pop Tarts and he excitedly told his mother, Oh boy, now maybe my friends will come to my house to play again. Another child proclaimed, Wow, look at all the food we have now because his family had received some vegetables. The Postal Service, the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), Feeding America, the Campbell Soup Company and other partner organizations including the National Rural Letter Carriers Association and other USPS employees worked together and collected more than 70.5 million pounds of food during the nations largest single-day food drive. This year marked the 20th anniversary of the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive and was the ninth consecutive time donations totaled more than 70 million pounds. Since the program began in 1992, more than 1 billion pounds of food has been collected to help feed Americas hungry. Recent statistics indicate that about 50 million Americans including 17 million children now live in families that lack sufficient food. These results will enable the food pantries across the country to help feed the 50 million Americans, one-third of them children, who live in families that lack sufficient food.Follow the Postal Service on www.twitter.com/USPS and at www.facebook.com/USPS.


23 THE RIVER JUNE 22, 2012 Dr. DaveTendon Truthsby Dr. Dave HepburnThetis, a gorgeous Greek goddess of the sea, was courted by several high-ranking gods including Zeus, Poseidon and Gordo, son of Bacchus. But due to your basic Greek curse-de-jour, she was condemned like most women to marry a mere mortal man. Not terribly pleased about this, Thetis made the life of her mortal hubby, poor Peleus, a living hades. Each time Peleus tried to hold Thetis, she had the irritating habit of transforming herself into a tree or fire or a tiger, earning her the title of goddess of PMS. Finally, the odd couple did manage to have a little bouncing baby demigod, Achilles. Wanting him to be immortal, Thetis (not exactly being the brightest lighthouse on Olympus) held Achilles by the heel and dipped him into the river Styx, immortalizing all but his heel. Achilles went on to become the hero of the Trojan War against the Sheiks. But eventually, archenemy (heelenemy?) Paris, shooting with the accuracy of a Lord of the Rings elf, landed an arrow smack dab into Achilles heel, mortally wounding him and proving the old adage, time wounds all heels. Achilless heel didnt, and as a result he passed into Greek mythological death, ensuring himself a lucrative deal as a constellation, a sports shoe or a tendon. A tendon is that tough sinewy end of a muscle that connects the muscle to a bone. (A ligament connects a bone to a bone.) Painful tendons are commonly caused from overuse. Athletes (be they competitive, weekend warriors or the New York Rangers) commonly overuse a tendon until it develops wee cracks and tears and starts to degenerate. Most doctors do not know the difference between a tendinitis and a tendinosis. Fortunately, most physiotherapists do. Itis refers to inflammation of a particular organ or tissue. Meningitis, appendicitis, bursitis, arthritis, tonsillitis, hepatitis, colitis, etc. all refer to swollen and inflamed organs. But tendons rarely get inflamed. Tendinitis, therefore, is as mythical as Thetis, Zeus or Bertuzzi. Instead, a sore tendon is commonly a tendinosis, a painful degeneration of the tendon caused by microtrauma, aging or poor blood flow. And anti-inflammatory pills do not help! But I guarantee that 8.7926 doctors out of 10 will recommend antiinflammatory pills for what they perceive is tendonitis. Treatment, however, should be geared towards both preventing further collagen degeneration in the tendon as well as stimulating collagen synthesis. Treatment includes specific strengthening, deep friction massage, laser, appropriate rest (may take months), surgery and more recently the use of Botox. Five tendons that commonly get into trouble include the: Achilles Tendon Achilles tendinitis refers to pain in the calf as a result of overuse, usually in runners. This is the only tendinosis that does not occur where the tendon attaches to the bone, but rather where the tendon connects to the muscle. Hence, pain is not at the heel but more towards the lower calf. If allowed to continue to degenerate, this tendon can rupture with devastating results. Patellar Tendon Just below the kneecap, the patellar tendon can be worn out through extensive jumping or squatting. Known as jumpers knee Tennis Elbow Tennis elbow is a tendinosis of the top of the elbow (hold your arm out straight with palm down and press the top of your elbow). It is actually caused by anyone who overuses the wrist, not the elbow! So named because it occurs in a tennis player who snaps the wrist backwards for a backhand shot or a backhand slap across their doubles partners skull. Rotator Cuff Occurs in the shoulder of swimmers, pitchers or in older folks who fall on the shoulder. This tendon can easily progress to a tear causing the shoulder to hurt all night. Surgical repair is necessary. Golfers Elbow The bottom of the elbow is sore, again from overuse of the wrist. So named for the strain put on the tendon by golfers constantly bending their clubs around the neck of the nearest tennis player. Like the column? Youll LOVE the book the Doctor is In(sane), available at Sanibel Island Books & Gifts. Contact Dr. Dave or read more at www. wisequacks.org. 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, I have realized that my parents were unable to function in their own home, but my mother positively refused to move. She has been caring for my father, who has some form of memory loss. The other morning at about 2 a.m., my father got up, went to the kitchen and started to cook. The smell of smoke awakened my mother and in the rush she fell and broke her hip. The fire trucks came, they called an ambulance and the whole neighborhood was awakened. My father was also taken to the emergency department because at that time we had no other place for him to go. The house was severely damaged. My father is staying with relatives out of town and my mother is in rehabilitation after surgery. I dont know what to do next. Where do you suggest I start? Annabelle Dear Annabelle, For some older individuals, living independently at home even with inhome services is not possible due to safety concerns. Some significant safety concerns are wandering out of the home, having days and nights confused and engaging in other unsafe behavior like using appliances unsafely. If your parents return home, their home plan should include in home services 24 hours a day, seven days a week, which is very expensive. The other option is either independent housing with supportive services or assisted living. Begin by calling the independent living and assisted living communities in your area. The social worker at the rehab center is a great resource. She or he will be able to tell your mothers abilities, where the therapist and physicians think your mother should live and the different communities in the area to look at. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. Making Strides Website Available For Team Enrollment, FundraisingThe Lee County American Cancer Societys Making Strides Against Breast Cancer executive committee is calling for teams to participate in the Lee Countys Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event on Saturday, October 20 at Tanger Outlets in Fort Myers. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a noncompetitive 5K walk uniting people of all ages with a common goal to fight breast cancer and save lives. Premiere Oncology is the presenting sponsor for this years event. This is the second year for Premiere as the presenting sponsor. Individuals and teams are encouraged to register online at www.putonyourpinkbra. com/leecounty. This enhanced, user-friendly website allows participants to easily and effectively fundraise online and stay connected with updated information on the event. We are amazed at the response from the community already, said Debra Newell, event chair. Many teams have registered, but we need more to join us in this fight against breast cancer. If you are interested in starting a team, volunteering or becoming a sponsor, contact Debra Newell at 985-2664 or email her at debra.newell@iberiabank.com. You may also contact the Lee County American Cancer Society office at 936-1113. 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PUZZLE ANSWERS My Stars FOR WEEK OF JUNE 25, 2012ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Information you need might be coming in sporadically, but at least what youre getting is valuable. Continue to wait until more is available before acting on that career move. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You continue on an upbeat cycle, and with that strong Taurean energy you should see favorable results from your hard work. A pleasant surprise awaits you in your private life. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A misunderstanding needs more time to be worked out. Dont give up on it just yet. Remain open to providing explanations, if called for. Another friend offers good advice. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Fast action can correct a seemingly minor problem that has taken on some unexpectedly difficult aspects. Stay with it until its resolved. News on a more positive note is due soon. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Some snags could cause delays in those plans youre eager to see put into operation. But be patient. The Clever Cat will soon have good reason to celebrate a job well done. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Be careful not to let that Virgan sensitivity dissuade you from being the hardheaded realist you should be at this time. Your goals are in sight. Stay focused on them. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A more positive aspect opens up, allowing you to make some important changes in a personal situation. Remember to seek balance and avoid extremes as you proceed. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) This is a good week to get out and enjoy the fine times you missed while you were so deep in those workaday projects. Be sure to share it with that special person. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Work and play are in balance this week. However, expect news that could tip things toward the workplace for quite a while. But all to a good end. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Youre more productive on the job than you have been in some time. Thats good. But be careful not to overlook some situations developing in your private life. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Youve been doing a lot for others (as usual). But now its time to focus on your needs, including finally going on that longdelayed trip youve been hoping to make. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Its all smoothly going on twixt you and that very special person in your life. But a colleague causes some disruption on the job that you might be called on to help settle. BORN THIS WEEK: You are sensitive to the needs of others. But youre no pushover. You would make a fine teacher, psychologist or minister. On June 29, 1613, the Globe Theater, where most of Shakespeares plays debuted, burns down. The Globe was built in 1599 from the timbers of Londons very first permanent theater, Burbages Theater. The galleries could seat about 1,000 people, with room for another 2,000 groundlings, who could stand around the stage. On June 28, 1888, writer Robert Louis Stevenson and his family leave San Francisco for their first visit to the South Seas. Stevenson, an adventurous traveler plagued by tuberculosis, was seeking a healthier climate. His novel Treasure Island was published in 1883. On June 27, 1922, the American Library Association awards the first Newbery Medal, honoring the years best childrens book, to The Story of Mankind by Hendrik Willem van Loon. The Newbery Medal seeks to encourage originality and excellence in the field of childrens books. On June 26, 1948, in response to the Soviet blockade of land routes into West Berlin, the United States begins a massive airlift of food, water and medicine to the citizens of the besieged city. For nearly a year, supplies from American planes sustained the more than 2 million people in West Berlin. On June 25, 1956, the last Packard rolls off the production line at Packards plant in Detroit. The classic American luxury car used the famously enigmatic slogan Ask the Man Who Owns One. On June 30, 1962, Sandy Koufax strikes out 13 batters and walks five to lead the Brooklyn Dodgers over the New York Mets 5-0 with his first career no-hitter. Koufax went on to throw three more nohitters, including a perfect game on Sept. 9, 1965, in which he allowed no hits and no walks. On July 1, 1979, the Sony Walkman -the worlds first low-cost, portable music player -goes on sale in Japan. The initial production run of 30,000 units looked to be too ambitious, as only 3,000 were sold at $150 apiece in the first month. Some 200 million sales later, Sony retired the cassette Walkman in 2010. It is still not known who made the following sage observation: Never attribute to malice what can be adequately explained by stupidity. If you are an aficionado of the word game Scrabble, you probably know that there are only five words that can be played using a q but no u. In case youre not in the know, those words are faqir, qaid, qoph, qindar and qintar. In 1774, surveyors in Maryland marked off a parcel of land by mistake. The error was immortalized when the town that grew up on that land adopted the name Accident. The English word mistletoe comes from an Anglo-Saxon phrase that means dung on a twig. It seems that the branches where mistletoe is often found have white splotches on them, which some say resemble bird droppings. The martial art that is known today as karate actually originated in India and spread to China before becoming popular in 17th-century Japan, where it was dubbed karate, which means empty hand in Japanese. These days youll rarely see an elected official with a beard, but facial hair wasnt always considered to be a liability in politics. In fact, its been reported that Abraham Lincoln was inspired to grow a beard while he was running for president in 1860 because of a letter from an 11-year-old girl. Grace Bedell wrote to Lincoln that a beard would make him look a great deal better, for your face is so thin. All the ladies like whiskers. When the United States bought Alaska from Russia in 1867, the going price was 2 cents an acre. Nothing gives an author so much pleasure as to find his works quoted by other learned authors. -Benjamin Franklin THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY DID YOU KNOWTHE RIVER JUNE 22, 201224 1. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: Where is the historic military base Fort Bragg located? 2. LITERATURE: Who wrote the novel The House of Mirth? 3. HISTORY: Who was the last pharaoh of Egypt? 4. AD SLOGANS: What companys well-known advertising slogan is Mm! Mm! Good!? 5. FAMOUS QUOTATIONS: Who once said, Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time? 6. INVENTIONS: What machine did Johannes Gutenberg invent? 7. MATH: A fraction is an example of what kind of number? 8. MUSICALS: The song New York, New York comes from what musical? 9. SCIENCE: What does a herpetologist study? 10. MOVIES: In what 1960 movie did the character Norman Bates make his appearance? TRIVIA TEST 1. North Carolina 2. Edith Wharton 3. Cleopatra 4. Campbells Soup 5. Steven Wright 6. Printing press 7. Rational number 8. On the Town 9. Amphibians and reptiles 10. Psycho. ANSWERS1. Nineteen seasons. 2. The Dodgers Duke Snider (1952, 1955). 3. Wide receiver Ron Shanklin, in 1970. 4. Indianas Steve Alford (1987), Oklahomas Dave Sieger (1988) and Kentuckys Tony Delk (1996) all hit seven in a championship game. 5. Philadelphias Ron Hextall and New Jerseys Martin Brodeur. 6. It was 1964 (Bob Schul). 7. Betsy King won by 11 strokes in 1992. ANSWERS SPORTS QUIZ 1. Entering 2012, how many consecutive years had it been since the New York Yankees had a losing season? 2. Who is the only player to belt four home runs in two different World Series? 3. Name the last offensive rookie before center Maurkice Pouncey in 2010 to start every regular-season game for the Pittsburgh Steelers. 4. Who holds the record for most 3-point field goals made in the NCAA mens basketball championship game? 5. Name two NHL goalies to have scored a goal in both a regular-season game and a playoff game. 6. When was the last time the U.S. won a gold medal in mens track 5,000 meters? 7. Who held the record for biggest margin of victory in the LPGA Championship before Cristie Kerr won by 12 shots in 2010?


LeeTran Offers Trolley ServiceLeeTran will operate trolley service with extended hours on Wednesday, July 4. Bus routes on the mainland will not run on the holiday. Trolley service from Summerlin Square (Summerlin Road and San Carlos Blvd.) to Bowditch Park on Fort Myers Beach will run every 40 minutes from 7 a.m. until 11:55 p.m. Parking at Summerlin Square is free. On the island, trolleys will run every 30 minutes between Bowditch Park at the north end, to Lovers Key State Park and back. Adult trolley fare is 50 cents; seniors aged 65 and older, students, and disabled passengers with required ID can ride for 25 cents. An unlimited-ride All-Day Pass can be purchased from the driver for $1.50. The extended trolley hours are supported by the Town of Fort Myers Beach, which launches an annual fireworks show from the Beach Pier at Lynn Hall Memorial Park. The show begins just after dusk on July 4. For further information about bus or trolley service, call LeeTran at 533-8726 (LEE-TRAN) or visit www.rideleetran. com. Voter Registration Deadline July 16As part of its ongoing efforts to get out the vote, the League of Women Voters of Florida wants to remind voters that the deadline to register to vote in the August 14 primary election is July 16. Floridas primary election has never been held this early. Given the changes in the states elections laws, the league encourages Florida voters to call their local supervisor of elections to check their voter registration status and, if necessary, update it, said Charley Williams, LWVF voter services chair. This is particularly important for voters who have recently moved or changed their name. If you plan to vote by mail, call your supervisor to renew your vote-by-mail request and make sure your ballot arrives in time for the election. In addition to its BeReadyToVote.org website, LWVF has also partnered with Microsoft to offer smartphone users a quick and simple way to connect to their supervisors office. The league has created a unique smartphone tag that, when scanned, connects voters to a mobile website where they can access the Florida Division of Elections database to check their voter status.For more information about the upcoming elections and voter registration, visit www.BeReadyToVote. org. Spanish speakers can visit www. VamosAVotar.org. Taste Of Lee Fruit Festival ReturnsSponsored by the UF/IFAS Lee County Extension & Caloosa Rare Fruit Exchange, the Taste Of Lee Tropical Fruit Festival will be held on Saturday, June 30 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Fort Myers, 1735 Jackson Street in Fort Myers.The event will feature free tasting tables of locally grown fruits and vegetables and freshly caught seafood. Lots of exotic fruits will be on display. Farmers and fishers will bring their edibles for sale including cheese, honey, herbs, fruits, vegetables and seafood. Tropical fruit trees and herbs will be offered for sale. In addition, classes on food preservation, edible natives, growing tropical fruit trees and more activities will be a part of the festival. Admission is $1 per person, with children under 12 free. The Speakers Series is an additional $1 per class. No pre-registration is required; pay at the door. For more information about the Taste Of Lee Tropical Fruit Festival, call 5337513. Greeters Club MeetingLooking to make new friends and join in monthly activities? Attend the next luncheon meeting of The Greeters Club of Greater Fort Myers on Thursday, July 19 at Colonial County Club, 9181 Independence Way in Fort Myers. The program speaker is Robert Van Winkle, TV anchor and chief meteorologist for NBC-2 Cost to attend the luncheon is $18 per person, with reservations required. For more information, contact Janet Gambuzza at 454-5750 or Linda Fuller at 689-5696, or send an email to Greeters. Lunch@comcast.net. Also, check out Greeters of Fort Myers on Facebook for a list of summer activities. From page 1Lab Theaters SeasonThe Last Days Of Judas Iscariot March 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17 (matinee), 21, 22 and 23 Nosemakers Apprentice: Chronicles Of A Medieval Plastic Surgeon April 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 21 (matinee), 25, 26 and 27 The Rimers Of Eldritch May 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 19 (matinee), 23, 24 and 25 Performance during last years Laboratory Theater season VOTED BEST CHEFBEST OF THE ISLANDS AWARD FINE ITALIAN CUISINE IL TESORO RISTORANTEinspired by Island Fare in a bistro style C b t ntf r b Tb Gt Pt Wf FREE WI-FI Ft r b L-B Ft r b L-B751 Tarpon Bay Road Sanibel Island, FL 239-395-4022 Reservations Suggested www.iltesoro.net Now open in NYC, 82nd & 1st Ave.TASTE OF THE ISLANDS IRON CHEF WINNER 5-7pm Mimosas, Bellinis & Sangrias One for each person at the table (over 21 years of age) to toast for you at the table. The entire table can enjoy a complimentary toast with purchase of 2 or more entrees (cannot be used with any other promotion or coupon) Fresh ingredients, simplicity, love... the recipe for a treasured dining experience Chef/Owner AJ Black Check out our early dining Check out our early dining special o ers & we honor special o ers & we honor any any Kiwanis coupon for Kiwanis coupon for the months of the months of May and June 2012 May and June 2012 25 THE RIVER JUNE 22, 2012Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY FINAN C IAL S ERVI C E S THE RIGHT INVESTMENTS IN YOUR IRA CANMAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE. To learn about the bene ts of an Edward Jones IRA, call or visit today.www.edwardjones.com Member SIPC Jennifer L Basey Financial Advisor1952-2 Park Meadows Dr Ft Myers, FL 33907 239-437-5900 IMPA C T WIND O W S & D OO R S / G LA SS Windows PlusPGT Windows & Doors10831 Sunset Plaza Circle, Unit 107 Fort Myers, FL 33908 E-mail: windowsplusllc@earthlink.netLicensed & InsuredSCC131150832Phone: 239-267-5858 Fax: 239-267-7855 SWFL Window and Door SpecialistWindows PlusTREE & LAWN CARE Jesus Hernandez J LAWN CARE & TREE SERVICE482-7350 12 years serving San-Cap & Ft. MyersLandscaping Tree Service Stump Grinding Landscape Design Ponds Landscape Refurbishing Pepper Clearing Lbtn Cbfr Db Licensed & Insured Free Estimateswww.jesuslawncare.comEMAIL: jesuslawncare@gmail.com CO N S TRU C TI O N/REM O DELIN G THE RIVER JUNE 22, 201226 Development CityYear BuiltSquare FootageListing PriceSelling PriceDays on Market Bonita BeachBonita Springs2000 3,941 3,295,0002,975,000 288 Del Sega Sanibel1992 3,909 1,249,0001,145,000 17 Castaway Estates Sanibel1969 2,376 829,000805,000 145 The Dunes At SanibelSanibel1985 1,910 599,700579,850 45 Veridian Fort Myers2011 3,611 575,999560,000 175 Pelican LandingBonita Springs1992 2,802 548,999530,000 94 Lexington Country ClubFort Myers1998 2,649 587,000525,000 295 San Carlos On The GulfFort Myers Beach1963 1,296 519,500512,000 8 Tidewater IslandFort Myers1996 3,792 499,000484,000 112 Cape Coral Cape Coral2005 2,511 499,900453,000 716Courtesy of Royal Shell Real EstateTop 10 Real Estate Sales Animal Shelter In Need Of Canned Cat FoodLee County Domestic Animal Services is in need of canned cat food to feed hundreds of cats currently housed at the shelter. The intake of cats during the summer increases from a monthly average of 286 to an average of 523 per month from May through October. The shelter is depending on the generosity of the community to get through kitten season with enough food to feed all of the cats. Donations can be brought to the shelter at 5600 Banner Drive in Fort Myers, located off Six Mile Cypress Parkway next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office. Convenient drop off sites are also located in many Publix Supermarkets and other locations throughout Lee County. A list of sites is available online at www. LeeLostPets.com. The shelters goal is to provide the best care possible for pets until they can be adopted into permanent, loving homes. Canned food is very important for growing kittens, as well as adult cats, that require extra nutrition to ensure a healthy weight to prepare them for adoption, said Donna Ward, LCDAS director. Many of the cats and kittens that come through our shelter doors have not had proper nutrition or vaccinations placing them at risk for illness leading to loss of appetite. Canned cat food provides an extra incentive to get them back to a healthy weight. Providing the right type of food is critical to their well being and survival. Lee County Domestic Animal Services also encourages residents to spay and neuter their own felines in addition to taking advantage of the agencys Trap, Neuter and Return program for feral (wild) outdoor cats by calling 533-9234 or via email at spay@leegov.com. Visit Lee County Domestic Animal Services website for more information about programs and services, lost pets, and pets for adoption at www. LeeLostPets.com. To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY FI S HIN G C HARTERLight Tackle Sport Fishing Tarpon Snook Red sh & More p CAPT. MAT CAPT. MAT T T MI MI TCHELL TCHELL USCG USCG Licensed Licensed & Insured & InsuredC: (239) 340-8651www.captmattmitchell.com email: captmattmitchell@aol.com COS METI CS MAGGIE BUTCHER 904 Lindgren Blvd. Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Ph: 239-395-0978 / 317-509-6014 mbutcher@marykay.com Products: www.marykay.com/mbutcher Career information available Gift ideas available New Lip Glosses and Botanical Skin Care C OMPUTERS 27 THE RIVER JUNE 22, 2012 PUZZLE ANSWERS SUDOKU SCRAMBLERS answer on page 27 The River Weekly News EMAILS: ads@riverweekly.com press@riverweekly.com


CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE MONDAY AT NOONTHE RIVER JUNE 22 201228 HELP WANTED SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES OFFERED BOATS CANOES KAYAKS COMMERCIAL SPACE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATEMUSIC INSTRUCTIONSIn piano, saxophone, ute. On Sanibel/Captiva or South Fort Myers. Quali ed, experienced teacher. Call 239-989-7799RR 10/8 CC TFN SANIBEL HOME WATCHRetired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates (239) 728-1971RR 5/18 BM TFN COMPANION SERVICE Sanibel-Captiva Care and Companion Service, LLC Medical appointments, general transportation, shopping, light meal preparations, and light cleaning. Our services are customized to meet our clients needs. Call 239-395-3591, or for an emergency call 239-472-0556.SR 10/3 B TFN ADRIANAS CLEANING SERVICETotally honest with a passion for perfection. Home and condo. 239-839-3984 adrianabolen8919@hotmail.comRR 6/22 PC 6/22 3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, Fl Phone: 239-472-3644, ext 1 Fax: 239-472-2334 www.crowclinic.orgHELP US PLEASE!!We need volunteers for: Clinic emergency patient admissions desk and baby animal feeders Visitor education center greeters and gift shop cashiers CROW (239) 472-3644, ext. 231 or volunteers@crowclinic.orgRS 10/28 NC TFN HELLE'S CLEANING SERVICES Residential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471 Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047SR 11/13 B TFN PROFESSIONAL CLEANING SERVICESResidential Commercial Interior Windows Carpet Cleaning Jennifer Watson 239-810-6293SR 11/13 N TFN HOUSE CARE While you are away by retired architect, Sanibel resident. Call 395-1649.RS 11/12 NC TFN HOME/CONDO WATCH CONCIERGE SERVICESDorado Property Management Full Range of Services Excellent Organizational Skills Island Resident Licensed & Insured 24/7 Call 239-472-8875RS 10/1 BM TFN SCAN CODE FOR A FREE LIST OF ALL ISLAND PROPERTIESFOR SALEVISITwww.FreeSanibelList.comPfeifer Realty Group Sanibel Island, FL239-472-0004RS 6/17 BM TFN NS 5/4 BM TFN SPORTS MINDEDNew Expansion in Southwest Florida. Seeking outgoing, motivated individuals with 6 to 10 hours/week. Will train. Ref:1099. P/T and F/T opportunities available. Call Lauren @ 239-314-0233NS 6/8 CC 6/29 RS 6/8 NC 6/29VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDAt The Sanibel School Call Michelle Wesley 239-910-8000RS 4/6 NC TFN HELP WANTEDLooking for person, pump gas, change tires, change oil, use computer to rent cars, drive wrecker. Fax resume to 239472-1878, e-mail jknorris7657@yahoo.com, call 239-289-2385, or stop in at Island B.P. RS 6/8 CC 6/22 HELP WANTEDFT Mechanic, knowledgeable in foreign and domestic cars, should have own hand tools. Customer oriented, work in an island atmosphere. Fax resume to 239-472-1878, e-mail jknorris7657@yahoo.com, call 239289-2385, or stop in at Island B.P. RS 6/8 CC 6/22 HELP WANTED Sanibel construction company seeking part-time Bookkeeper/Administrative Assistant. This position requires approximately 35 hours per week. Candidate must be well organized, detail oriented with working knowledge of QuickBooks, MS Word and Excel. Past construction accounting experience a plus. Please send resume and salary requirements to ptbook1630@gmail.com.NS 6/22 CC TFN Bob AdamsResidential Renewal ServicesHandyman(Carpentry, maintenance toilets, faucets, ceiling fans, sliding doors, etc.)768-0569 or Cell 464-6460RS 11/14 M TFN Licensed & Insured 25+ years experienceDOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800SR 1/30 B TFN LIME TREE CENTER CONDO UNIT FOR SALEFOR SALE Commercial condo in 5-unit complex centrally located on Periwinkle Way. Can be used for of ce or retail. Motivated to sell. $225,000. Call Janie Howland, Realtor, VIP Realty. 239-850-6419. NS 6/8 CC 6/29 FIRST TIME OFFERINGCommercial Garage 22 x 22 Frontage on 2431 Periwinkle Way, can be used as artist work space or storage to sell items from. Annual lease only $990/month. Call 239-849-2210 NS 5/18 CC TFN NOTICEOwn your own home ON SANIBEL FOR $5,000 DOWN plus owner nancing-total price $25,000. Located near the beach. OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY JUNE 24 10AM-3PM 1119 Periwinkle Way-Unit 16 2w Please check in at gate.NS 6/22 CC 6/22 FSBO $550,000.3B/2B 1,600 sq. ft. Half acre across the street from beach. West Gulf Drive. 239-472-0692 or www.4sanibel.com. NS 6/22 CC TFN CHAUFFEUR/BUTLERRetired military man with 35 years experience serving general of cers & civilian VIPs with a 4-star level, desires immediate employment. Call 931-591-2602 or 931-278-1200.NS 6/22 PC 7/6


CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 29 THE RIVER JUNE 22, 2012 VACATION RENTAL RENTAL WANTED ANNUAL RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL WANTED TO BUY FOR SALE Island VacationsOf Sanibel & CaptivaMillion $ Views Await You! Cottages Condos Homes Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths239-472-72771-888-451-7277S 10/9 B TFN NEAR BEACH PRIVATE HOME 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH3 bedroom, 2 bath Home with heated pool, in quiet Sanibel neighborhood. Seasonal and monthly rentals. 239-472-0692 or www.4sanibel.com. RS 10/14 CC TFN LIGHTHOUSE REALTYPaul J. Morris, Broker VACATION RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SALES 359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island 239-579-0511 RR 6/1 CC 6/29 CASH PAID FOR MILITARY ITEMSCash Paid For Old Military Items. Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets, old guns, awards & more. Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280RS 6/15 CC 7/6 GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION GARAGE/MOVING SALEHousehold/Deco items, Baby Items, Lots of Guys Stuff and more. Friday 22nd & Saturday 23rd 10 to 3 3061 Poinciana Cir. SanibelRS 6/22 CC 6/22 INTERMODAL RAIL FREIGHT CONTAINERS DEMAND SURGEPurchase Containers Fully Leased @ 13.5% to 16% Net Fixed Rate Taxpayers Deduct 100% to $139,000 2012 All Taxes Insurance paid American Synergy Capital (800)-588-4143 www.americansynergycapital.com NS 6/8 BM 6/29 ESTATE JEWELRY SALE!Largest collection of silver jewelry in SWFL! 50% OFF Art Furniture over $500. Come by daily 2431 Periwinkle Way & see The Silverneer & Silver Queen only at Sanibel Consignments 472-5222 NS 5/18 CC TFN EQUIPMENTGuardian Standby 16 kw Generator, Nat Gas or Propane, NEW 2006, never used or hooked up. Kept inside garage. Auto transfer switch, emergency load center, owners manual. $1,500. Call 203-446-7174. NS 6/22 CC 6/22 ANNUAL RENTAL OR OWNER FINANCING WANTEDLooking to relocate to Sanibel Island ASAP. Need 3-4 bedroom home. We live in NJ and want to make this move. If you have a nice clean home and will hold a mortgage we are the family for you or a long term lease will be great. Please contact Joe Dieckman 609-618-2739. NS 6/15 CC 7/6 RENTALS/HOUSINGProfessional couple with 2 young sons looking for annual rental on Sanibel asap. 3-bedrooms. Call Kara 715-491-0119. NS 6/22 CC 6/29 CAPTIVA GUEST HOUSEOne bedroom includes washer dryer, wonderful sun deck with a canoe/kayak rack. Easy walk to the beach. Lightly furnished. $1,500 a month plus half electric. Call after 5 pm 239-395-3264 or 239-247-3879. NS 6/8 CC 6/29 ANNUAL RENTALNice 2 bedroom 2 bath furnished Sanibel cottage with pool. $2,500 a month plus utilities. Call 330-472-0420.NS 6/22 CC 6/22 FOUR BEDROOM DUNES This Large UF Executive home offers a cul-de-sac road, overlooks lake to golf course, garage + covered parking. Rarely available 4 BR/3 BA. $2,500/mo. CANAL HOME This furnished 2/2 home is completely equipped and has a carport plus a free standing garage. In addition, private dock and boat lift. $1,650/mo. ANNUAL RENTALSSANIBEL472-6747Gulf Beach Properties, Inc.Paul H. Zimmerman, BrokerMaking Islanders out of ordinary citizens for over 35 years. Sanibelannualrentals.com RS 6/8 BM TFN RE/MAX OF THE ISLANDSPutting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace www.remax-oftheislands.com 239-472-2311NS 3/30 BM TFN 1/2 DUPLEX IN THE DUNES Overlooks golf course to lake. 3 bedroom/2 bath/includes all appliances/ unfurnished/no smoking. $1,700 mo + utilities. 215-840-9802NS 6/8 CC 6/22 4th of July 4th of July issue is issue is June 29 June 29 get get your ads in early your ads in earlyTO PLACE A CLASSIFIED LOG ONTO: IslandSunNews.comCLICK ONPLACE CLASSIFIED 1609 Hendry Street, Suite 15 Fort Myers Shore Fishing:Don't Harm The Fishby Capt. Matt Mitchell Landing a big sh from the beach can be hard on the sh. Dragging a sh up onto the sand if youre going to release it is not an option as it usually damages or kills the sh. Hold the sh in the water while you unhook it if youre going to release it. The less you can touch a sh before release the better for the sh. If you want a picture with the sh, support it as you lift it out of the water and do it quickly. Before releasing, revive the sh while holding it in the water; moving it slowly back are forth so water goes over its gills. The sh will let you know when its ready to swim off. Florida just recently changed the regulations on shing from shore. Florida residents as well as out of state visitors need a shing license to sh from shore. GARAGE SALE659 Donax Street, Saturday June 30, 8 am to 1 pm. Furniture plus. NS 6/22 CC 6/29


THE RIVER JUNE 22, 201230 Read us online at islandsunnews.com Read us online at islandsunnews.com SUDOKUTo play Sudoku: Complete the grid so that every row, column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 through 9 (the same number cannot appear more than once in a row, column or 3x3 box.) There is no guessing and no math involved, just logic.answer on page 27 If you would like your club/organization listed in The River Calling Card, phone 415-7732Emergency .........................................................................................911 Lee County Sheriffs Of ce ........................................................477-1200 Florida Marine Patrol ................................................................332-6966 Florida Highway Patrol ..............................................................278-7100 Poison Control ................................................................1-800-282-3171HealthPark Medical Center .......................................1-800-936-5321Ft. Myers Chamber of Commerce .............................................332-3624 Foundation for Quality Childcare ..............................................425-2685 Ft. Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce ..................................454-7500 Fort Myers Beach Library .........................................................463-9691 Lakes Regional Library ............................................................533-4000 Lee County Chamber of Commerce ..........................................931-0931 Post Of ce .....................................................................1-800-275-8777 Visitor & Convention Bureau .....................................................338-3500 ARTS Alliance for the Arts ..................................................................939-2787 Art of the Olympians Museum & Gallery ...................................332-5055 Arts For ACT Gallery & Studio ..................................................337-5050 Art League Of Fort Myers .........................................................275-3970 Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall ......................................481-4849 BIG ARTS ................................................................................395-0900 Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre ............................................... 278-4422 Cultural Park Theatre ................................................................772-5862 Edison Festival of Light .............................................................334-2999 Florida Repertory Theatre at the Arcade ..................................332-4488 Florida West Arts ......................................................................948-4427 Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers.......................................472-0168 Gulf Coast Symphony ...............................................................489-1800 Harmony Chorus, Charles Sutter, Pres .....................................481-8059 Naples Philharmonic ...........................................................239-5971111 The Schoolhouse Theater .........................................................472-6862 S.W. Florida Symphony .............................................................418-0996 Theatre Conspiracy ..................................................................936-3239 Young Artists Awards ................................................................574-9321CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONSAngel Flight ................................................................1-877-4AN-ANGEL Animal Refuge Center ...............................................................731-3535 American Business Women Association ...................................357-6755 Audubon of SWFL .....................................................................339-8046 Audubon Society .......................................................................472-3156 Caloosahatchee Chapter DAR ..................................................482-1366 Caloosahatchee Folk Society ...................................................321-4620 Cape Chorale Barbershop Chorus .................................1-855-425-3631 Cape Coral Stamp Club ............................................................542-9153 duPont Company Retirees .......................................................454-1083 Edison Porcelain Artists ............................................................415-2484 Ft Myers UDC Chapter 2614 (United Daughters of the Confederacy ..................................728-3743 Friendship Force Of SW FL ......................................................561-9164 The Horticulture and Tea Society .............................................472-8334 Horticultural Society .................................................................472-6940 Lee County Genealogical Society .............................................549-9625 Lee Trust for Historic Preservation ...........................................939-7278 NARFE(National Active & Retired Federal Employees .............482-6713 Navy Seabees Veterans of America ..........................................731-1901 Paradise Iowa Club of SWFL ....................................................667-1354 Sons of Confederate Veterans ..................................................332-2408 Southwest Florida Fencing Academy ........................................939-1338 Southwest Florida Music Association ........................................561-2118 Kiwanis Clubs: Fort Myers Beach.................................................765-4254 or 454-8090 Fort Myers Edison .....................................................................694-1056 Fort Myers South ......................................................................691-1405 Gateway to the Islands..............................................................415-3100 Iona-McGregor..........................................................................482-0869Lions Clubs:Fort Myers Beach......................................................................463-9738 Fort Myers High Noon ...............................................................466-4228 Estero/South Fort Myers ...........................................................898-1921 Notre Dame Club of Lee County .............................................. 768-0417 POLO Club of Lee County.........................................................477-4906 Rotary Club of Fort Myers .........................................................332-8158 Sanibel-Captiva Orchid Society ................................................472-6940 United Way of Lee County ........................................................433-2000 United Way 211 Helpline (24 hour) .................................211 or 433-3900AREA ATTRACTIONSBailey-Matthews Shell Museum ................................................395-2233 Burroughs Home ......................................................................337-9505 Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium ........................................275-3435 Edison & Ford Winter Estates ...................................................334-3614 Fort Myers Skate Park ..............................................................321-7558 Imaginarium Hands-On Museum & Aquarium ............................321-7420 JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge ................................472-1100 Koreshan State Historic Site ..............................................239-992-0311 Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center .......................765-8101 Skatium ......................................................................................321-7510 Southwest Florida Museum of History ......................................321-7430 True Tours .................................................................................945-0405 Pets Of The Week Ellie Mae (ID #528953) is a year-and-a-half-old spayed female black and tan hound mix. When Ellie Mae came to the shelter in February, she was in very poor condition and extremely underweight. She also suffered from an eye condition which caused her lashes to rub against her eyes. She has had surgery to fix her eye problems and has gained 15 pounds. Ellie Mae loves kids and gets along great with other dogs and cats. She is an athletic girl and would do best in a home with a yard and an active family. Ellie Mae is also house trained and loves chew toys and bones. She is currently in a foster home, so if you are interested in meeting her, please send an email to kennel@leegov.com. Her adoption fee is free (regularly $75) during Animal Services Construction Special. Lucy (ID #524647) is a 3-year-old spayed female black domestic short hair. She has been at the shelter since December. She came from a home with more than 70 cats, so individual care and attention is something she is hoping to find in her new forever home! Lucy is affectionate and its no surprise that she gets along well with other cats. She and her sister Vera are the only cats from her former home that are still at the shelter. It would be great if they could stay together. How about adopting two? Her adoption fee is free (regularly $50) during Animal Services Construction Special. 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. Lucy ID #524647 Ellie Mae ID #528953 photos by squaredogphoto.com


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1149 Periwinkle Way 239/472-0176 fax 239/472-0350 11526 Andy Rosse Lane 239/472-1270 fax 239-472-1268 11509 Andy Rosse Lanewww.jnaislandrealestate.com NEW LISTING: BEST CAPTIVA GULF FRONT OPPORTUNITY IN YEARS Priced to sell at Land Value, this property offers you multiple options, renovate the existing 2 bedroom beachfront cottage and guest house,for great rental potential, or use the guest house while you build your beachfront Dream Home. You can always build an all new guest house and main house or just hold the property for future market appreciation. This property has an added feature, a 71-2 foot right of use access to Roosevelt Channel, so bring your kayak! Plans are available for a new main and Guest house or built to suite. Offered for $$2,795,000. Contact George Kohlbrenner 239/565-8805. TRADEWINDSWonderful 3 bedroom, 3 bath. Near beach home. Privacy is enhanced by white fenced yard, caged topaz pool and lush green tropical landscaping. Step inside and instantly you will see this property was designed with that calming easy-living island atmosphere in mind. Cozy but still spacious so your family can enjoy that relaxed beach home feeling. Tradewinds owners also benefit from an exclusive Beach Access with plenty of parking so you, your family and friends can enjoy the warm sun soaked sands and breathtaking Sanibel Sunsets. Peaceful surroundings, stellar sunsets, restful beaches, relaxed outdoors, easy maintenance. This home will make sure everyday feels like a day at the beach. Offered for $659,000. Contact George Kohlbrenner 239/565-8805 LOGGERHEAD CAY #583Amazing GULF VIEWS from this 3rd floor condo. This unit is FULLY FURNISHED and just steps away from the sandy white beaches. Loggerhead Cay is one of the Islands most popular condominium complexes as it has AMENITIES GALORE! Community grills, shuffleboard, tennis courts are just a few of the many amenities available. This unit is quiet and features an open floor plan. Offered for $549,000. Contact Tracy Walters Mr. Listr 239/9947975 or Connie Walters Ms. Listr at 239/841-4540. CROWN COLONYLocation is everything! One of the best location configurations in Crown Colony. Enjoy a sunrise view over the lake and golf course. A front sunset view over a beautifully landscaped area. Golf membership available but not required. Offered for $384,000 Contact Larry Hahn 239/898-8789BEAUTIFUL BUILDERS PERSONAL CUSTOM HOMEWaterfront, designed with only the finest appointments, includes gourmet kitchen, family room fireplace, custom shelving, detailed woodwork and ceiling work throughout. Outdoor kitchen with magnificent pool area. Boat lift, garage holds up to 10 cars. Superb workmanship, MUST SEE! Offered for $1,995, 000. Contact Ralph Galietti 239/826-5897 or Cathy Galietti 239/826-5807. OLD PELICAN BAYAppreciate being in touch with native surroundings. This well maintained waterfront lot has many enhancements including fill, dock and manicured trees. An opportunity to purchase an undeveloped home site with such unrivalled views! Explore the potential of building your own custom home at this truly exceptional location within a quaint gated community. The impressive waterfront community offers direct access to the Gulf of Mexico and privacy overlooking preserve on this Cul de sac road. Survey available upon request. SELLER FINANCING option upon mutually agreed terms and conditions. Offered for $319,500 Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632. YOU MUST SEE IT TO BELIEVE IT!This elegantly appointed 3/4 pool home in Sanibel Estates was extensively remodeled in 2002 by Benchmark and no detail was spared! Home features Brazilian cherry wood floors, top floor master suite, 2 complete guest suites, rooftop sundeck with Bay views, coffer and tray ceilings, granite stone and marble surfaces, 3 floor elevator, media room, library, chefs kitchen with Crystal cabinetry and MUCH more. The elevated pool is light w fiber optics and overlooks the gardens and canal. Accommodate your boat at this 65 dock with 2-50 amp shore power available. $2,495,000. Contact Tracy Walters 239/994-7975 or Connie Walters 239/841-4540 THE ULTIMATE FISHING RETREAT!This charming three bedroom, two bath home is located on the very desirable East End on a canal. Enjoy the beautiful pool with three waterfalls & spa, the new large dock on the canal or lounge in the spacious screened in deck overlooking the pool and canal. Cathedral ceilings in the open family room directly off of the eat in kitchen. A large master suite with walk in closet & screened deck/sitting area. This home includes an oversized garage perfect for large boat and beach access just around the corner. This home provides Gulf access, beach access a huge dock and a tropical canal. Perfect for a fisherman! Offered for $579,000. Offered Contact Tracy Mr. Listr/ 994-7975 or Connie Ms Listr 239/841-4540. COPACETIC ESTATE IS CAPTIVA LIFE AT ITS FINEST.The 4 Bedroom 6 Bath Main house is both spacious and elegant yet the mood is tranquil and comforting. The top Floor Master Suite with expansive views of the Bay consists of a Master Bedroom, sizeable Private Office, separate Exercise or Training Room and 2 full baths. Main floor living area includes 3 additional oversize Bedrooms 3 Baths, Living room with Fireplace, Formal Dining, large open Kitchen, oversize laundry, and screened porch overlooking the pool, outside entertainment area, roomy back yard, boat dock and Bay. Your company will never want to leave when they step into the Picture Perfect 4 Bedroom 3 Bath Guest House surrounded in lush tropical landscaping, its own Private Pool and Gazebo, wrap around decks and easy private beach access. Both Homes Furnished! So much more to see and enjoy! Offered for $4,199,000. Contact George Kohlbrenner 239/565-8805If you are interested in listing your island property, contact the islands oldest and most prominent real estate company. We get results!Serving the Islands Since 1975 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. SANIBEL HARBOUR YACHT CLUBExperience stress free boat ownership with a great dockaminium featuring 5 star restaurant, Concierge service, Deli and catering, unlimited boat launching, beach area with Tiki hut and BBQ grills, 24 hour security complete washdown and engine flush after each use. #259 $49,900 reduced!! #278 $29,900 Contact Marianne Stewart 239/560-6420 #159 $37,000 reduced! Contact Tracy Walters 239/994-7975 THE RIVER JUNE 22, 201232