River weekly news
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FREETake Me Home VOL. 12, NO. 8 MARCH 1, 2013From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Shell Festival To Feature Many ArtistsBrandy Llewellyn spent countless hours to create this sailors valentine titled The Flower Garden. A majority of the shells used in this work of art were self-collected from the beaches of Sanibel and other Florida locations by the artist, and the piece includes additional shells from around the world. The shells have been arranged to create white, green, orange, red, pink, and purple flowers accented by pearl ferns and green-colored leaves. Rare Stylaster coral surrounds the center bouquet, making the valentine burst with the colors of a summer garden. This work of art has a gallery value of over $3,000, and it was donated to the 76th annual Sanibel Shell Festival for the raffle. Each year professional artists and hobbyists bring their shell creations to the Sanibel-Captiva Shell Clubs Shell Show where they compete for awards in a number of categories. This year, there are many sailors valentines entered in the show. One artist used a painting by the 19th century marine artist Thomas Buttersworth as a reference for the center design. It is surrounded by vignettes of early island life in Barbados. Many shells in the valentine such as janthinas are found in Barbados where the art of creating valentines originated. continued on page 7Big Names To Play In Outdoor Rock Concert In Downtown Fort MyersThe Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center will present the second annual All Star Jam, an outdoor rock concert, on Saturday, March 9, at 7 p.m. The concert is at the center of the Rock the River Series and will take place outside the Davis, at 2301 First Street, in the downtown Fort Myers River District.continued on page 16 Brandy Llewellyn with the sailors valentine titled The Flower Garden Rick Derringer, Fran Sheehan formerly of Boston, and Skunk Baxter formerly of Steely Dan and the Doobie BrothersAlliance For The Arts EventsThe Alliance for the Arts upcoming events for the months of March and April are: Carnival of Music presented by the Southwest Florida Symphony Sunday, March 3, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Adults $15, children $10, family of four $35. Fundraiser to benefit the Southwest Florida Symphony and Youth Orchestra Program. There will be food, games and music from the outdoor amphitheater stage. Art Poems Thursday, March 7, 7 p.m. Artists and poets collaborate to share poems inspired by art, and art inspired by poems, in the Foulds Theatre. Dance Alliance Season Concert Saturday, March 9, 8 p.m. A collaboration of music and dance in the Foulds Theatre. Bruce T. Gora Sunset Concert Series with The Resolvers Sunday, March 10. Concert begins at 5 p.m., gates open at 4 p.m. Alliance member pre-sale tickets are $15, at the gate price is $20. Emerging from the vibrant beach town of Deerfield Beach, The Resolvers have quickly become the premier alternative reggae act of the South Florida music scene. They capture the essence of the classic reggae sound: natural acoustic percussion, deep bass grooves, worldly drum rhythms, tasty vintage keyboards, bluesy guitar licks and multi-part vocal harmonies then blend it with modern songwriting craftsmanship to create their own familiar-yet-purely-original take on world music. This is the first show in the Bruce T. Gora Sunday Sunset Concert Series. Lawn chairs, blankets and coolers are encouraged. Family Movie Night: An America Tail Friday, March 15, 7:45 p.m., Suggested $5 family donation. Bring your chairs, blankets and picnic supplies and watch family-friendly movies under the stars. Featuring the hit song Somewhere Out There, An American Tail is the story of the Mousekewitz familys journey to America and their young son, Fievel, who gets lost along the way. Landing in a continued on page 21Matlacha To Host Womens Fishing EventOn March 9 and 10, Matlacha will host whats being billed as The No Yelling School of Fishing, a two-day fishing event held in conjunction with the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission. Ladies, Lets Go Fishing! is the name of this event, which includes instruction and practical hands-on tuition. Beginners are welcome. Women are considered the fastest emerging market in the $108 billion fishing industry. Theres an estimated 19 million lady anglers in Florida alone, according to the event organizers. The Matlacha event theyre called weekend universities is one of several taking place around the state. However, this mini event has a different schedule than the full weekend universities and a lower registration rate. The first day, Saturday, runs from 12:30 to 5 p.m. and will cover topics continued on page 25


Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now: Mainstay At Patio Entranceby Gerri ReavesThe juxtaposition of these photos taken about 30 years apart evidences the improvement that the First Street entrance to Patio de Leon has undergone. Gone are the brick planter, the neglected faade and the distracting signage. Instead, the renovated building benefits from todays downtown redevelopment project: vintage brick streets and lighting, attractive benches and trash receptacles, and more. The three-storefront, two-story building was built in 1914, during the phase that Peter Tonnelier created Tonnelier Court (1913 to 1915). If that name doesnt sound familiar, thats because it was renamed Patio de Leon in the mid-1920s, when George R. Sims redeveloped it. Flourishes such as tiled arches and retreating entrances are some of the signature features of the patio. The structure replaced a two-story private house that stood on the site. It was one of many residences to disappear from First Street during the building boom of the 19-teens, when the downtown business district began to take on todays look. During the buildings 99 years of existence, the street level spaces on this prime corner have rarely been vacant. The use of the upper floor as residential space has also been a constant. One fascinating fact is that a barber shop has been located in the center storefront since the building opened, according to historical records. During the 19-teens and 1920s, other businesses included an electric shoe-repair shop in the corner spot, as well as various offices and a bicycle shop. Also during the 1920s boom, a real estate office was located there (no selfrespecting building could be without one!) and, for a time, the Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce. In the 1930s, the White Way Barber Shop began an approximate 30-year residence, to be replaced by Blakes around 1960. Until the 1980s, a round of newsstands, jewelry stores, flower shops, and gift shops were tenants. Then the appearance of a T-shirt shop, used bookstore and antique shop signaled a changing scene downtown. Like countless cities across America, Fort Myers suffered as suburban malls drained the vitality from traditional downtowns a phenomenon called the death of downtown. However, with the beginning of the new millennium, the charming building seemed to revert to its beginnings, housing shops such as Cleos Closet, a womens clothing store and sporting a renovated faade. Because of recent downtown redevelopment and the renovation of the building, it could almost be the booming 1920s again at the Patio entrance. Walk down to the First Street entrance to Patio de Leon and appreciate a building that has weathered many economic ups and downs. Then travel a few more blocks to the Southwest Florida Museum of History to learn more about dynamic Peter Tonnelier, who started modernizing downtown almost from the moment he started buying property in Fort Myers in 1912. For information, call 321-7430 or go to www.museumofhistory.org. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Discover more local history and photos of the Patio building at one of the areas best research centers, the Southwest Florida Historical Society. The all-volunteer non-profit organization is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard on the campus of the Lee County Alliance for the Arts. Contact the society at 939-4044, or visit on Wednesday or Saturday between 9 a.m. and noon. Sources: The archives of the Southwest Florida Historical Society and The Story of Fort Myers by Karl H. Grismer. Now on the verge of its 100th birthday, this building is a testament to Peter Tonneliers vision of a pedestrian-friendly business courtyard photo by Gerri Reaves The River Weekly News will correct factual errors or matters of emphasis and interpretation that appear in news stories. Readers with news, tips, comments or questions, please call (239) 415-7732 or write to: The River Weekly News, 1609 Hendry Street, Suite 15, Fort Myers, FL 33901. Fax number: (239) 415-7702. E-mail: press@riverweekly.com. The River Weekly News reserves the right to refuse, alter or edit any editorial or advertisement.Independently Owned And Operated COPYRIGHT 2013 The River Weekly News LORKEN Publications, Inc.Co-Publishers Lorin Arundel and Ken Rasi Advertising Sales Isabel Rasi George Beleslin 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 MARCH 1, 20132 The beauty of this historic building at the Patio de Leon entrance on First Street was not in evidence about 30 years ago courtesy of Florida State Archives


3 THE RIVER MARCH 1, 2013 Fort Myers Public Art Claytonby Tom HallPeople dont have a sense of connection, a sense of history here because so many folks are from elsewhere, muses sculptor D.J. Wilkins, the man former mayor Art Hammel once proclaimed to be Fort Myers official sculptor. As a result, many are surprised to learn that Fort Myers has the distinction of being the site of the southernmost battle of the Civil War, an engagement won due to the bravery of the men who fought in the Second Regiment of the USCT. USCT is an acronym for United States Colored Troops. Two companies in the USTC were called up from Fort Zachary Taylor in Key West in early 1864 to reinforce Fort Myers after the Union stronghold here began encountering resistance to its efforts to round up herds of scrub cows being raised by local ranchers. At that time, Southwest Florida was a key cattle raising area, and the Confederacy needed meat for their troops, Wilkins relates. The USCT was determined that they werent going to get any. Over the next 10 months, Companies D and I raided ranches from Punta Gorda to Tampa, amassing a herd of some 4,500 head and freeing slaves along the way. So in January of 1865, Colonel Charles J. Munnerlyn dispatched three companies of Confederacys Florida Special Calvary to destroy Fort Myers, kill or capture the Union soldiers garrisoned there, and ship the herd of cattle north to Lees army in Virginia. As they marched south from Tampa, the Cow Calvary was joined by the dispossessed cattle ranchers and a host of Confederate sympathizers. By the time they camped at Billys Creek, they outnumbered the Union soldiers stationed in Fort Myers two-to-one. But they were also undisciplined, and when their vanguard ambushed several USCT sentries, their shots alerted the fort to the impending attack and the Cow Calvary lost the advantage of surprise. The Battle of Fort Myers raged throughout the day on February 20, 1865. The [USCT] were in the thickest of the fight, wrote New York Times reporter Irvin D. Soloman, who happened to be in the fort at the time. They seemed totally unconscious of the danger, or regardless of it, and their constant cry was to get at them. Get at them they did. By days end, the defeated Cow Calvary was beating a helter skelter retreat back to Tampa, and Lee never got his beef. The South surrendered just six weeks later. To honor the USCTs gallantry, the city had Wilkins create a memorial to them and all of the 179,000 African Americans who fought for the Union during the Civil War. Its name is Clayton, and youll find it in Centennial Park, within steps of another sculpture by DJ Wilkins, Uncommon Friends. 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. Clayton by D.J. Wilkins honors the U.S. Colored Troops who fought in the Civil War Lazy Flamingo, Inc. Lazy Flamingo, Inc. 6520-C Pine Avenue 6520-C Pine Avenue Sanibel, FL 33957 Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-5353 239-472-5353 Lazy Flamingo 3, Inc. Lazy Flamingo 3, Inc. 16501 Stringfellow Rd 16501 Stringfellow Rd Bokeelia, FL 33922 Bokeelia, FL 33922 239-283-5959 239-283-5959 Lazy Flamingo 2, Inc. Lazy Flamingo 2, Inc. 1036 Periwinkle Way 1036 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-6939 239-472-6939 Lazy Flamingo 4, Inc. Lazy Flamingo 4, Inc. 12951 McGregor Blvd. 12951 McGregor Blvd. Ft. Myers, FL 33919 Ft. Myers, FL 33919 239-476-9000 239-476-9000Four Great Locations! If Our Seafood Were Any Fresher, If Our Seafood Were Any Fresher, We Would Be Serving It Under Water! We Would Be Serving It Under Water! LIVE LIVE ENTERTAINMENT ENTERTAINMENT MONDAY THURSDAY MONDAY THURSDAY IN FORT MYERS! IN FORT MYERS!


THE RIVER MARCH 1, 20134 Fort Myers Hosts Sled Hockey TournamentDisabled athletes from Florida, Nebraska, New York and Tennessee will gather in Fort Myers from March 1 to 3 for the 3rd annual Florida Spring Sled Hockey Showcase at the Fort Myers Skatium. The tournament is hosted by the Fort Myers-based Florida Sled Hockey Association and Florida Ice sled hockey team. Sled hockey is an adaptive version of ice hockey, modified for athletes with lower-body disabilities. Athletes utilize a specialized sled to travel the ice, utilizing their sticks not only for game play but also for propulsion. Its an exciting game, said Ron Robichaud, president of the Florida Sled Hockey Association and head coach of the Florida Ice. Our athletes might use wheelchairs and prosthetics off the ice, but once they get on the ice, they can shoot, score and hit just as hard as anyone. Four teams will battle for the tournament crown, including the Ice and another Florida-based team, the Space Coast Hurricanes. Admission is free, however, donations are welcome. Games begin Friday, March 1 at 5 p.m. and continue through the weekend until the championship game on Sunday, March 3 at 9:30 a.m. Its hard to find quality recreational opportunities for people with disabilities, explained Kirsten ODonnell of tournament sponsor Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida. The fact that we have players traveling more than 1,500 miles for the tournament really showcases our area as a leader in accessible sports. To encourage more people with disabilities to try the sport of ice hockey, the Florida Sled Hockey Association will host a beginners Introduction to Disabled Hockey Clinic after the championship game on Sunday. Coaches and players from several Florida teams on hand to teach the both sled hockey and upright disabled hockey. Athletes of all ages and ability levels are invited. No special equipment is required, however, participants are encouraged to dress in warm clothing. The Florida Sled Hockey Association is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides barrier-free recreational opportunities for individuals with disabilities. The organization supports the Fort Myersbased Florida Ice and the statewide travel team, the Fort Myers Sled Bandits. For more information about the Florida Spring Sled Hockey Showcase, the Introduction to Disabled Hockey Clinic, or the Florida Sled Hockey Association, visit www.floridasledhockey. com or contact Ron Robichaud at 207252-7134 or via email at floridasledhockey@yahoo.com. Fort Myers Skatium will host the 3rd annual Florida Spring Sled Hockey Showcase this weekend Members of the Roughriders get a pep talk from their coach 5 250 S. Tamiami Trail, #109, Fort Myers 33908 1 5 w ww.vinos p icasso.co m w paint studio gallery wine bar Nightly sessions w/local artists Chinese & Japanese Cuisine Downtown Fort Myers (Post Oce Arcade Hotel Indigo) 1520 Broadway For Takeout & Delivery Tel: 334-6991 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEKMon-urs 11am 10pm Fri-Sat 11am 11pm Sun 12pm 9pm Step back in time as you travel the back bays on this authentic Paddle Wheeler 239-765-8919 w ww.IndianPrincessFortMyers.com 2080 Main Street, Fort Myers Beach I di di Pr ri R Riv rb


5 THE RIVER MARCH 1, 2013 Celebrate Viva Florida 500 With Special Exhibit OpeningThe Edison & Ford Winter Estate has opened a new exhibit Discovering Southwest Florida with Thomas Edison and Henry Ford in the historic Edison Caretakers House to celebrate Viva Florida 500. The exhibit features a collection of historic photographs of Edison and Fords favorite pastimes in Southwest Florida accompanied with contemporary photographs and artifacts from the Edison Ford collection. Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and their families came to Southwest Florida more than a hundred years ago when Fort Myers boasted only a few-hundred families. They established riverside neighboring estates, a botanical laboratory and research gardens from 1885 through the 1930s. Over the years, they not only continued to work on important projects but explored Florida and enjoyed the beaches, waterways, fishing, hunting and visits from their famous friends. Edison and his family also enjoyed birdwatching and were frequently visited by a friendly pelican at their Fort Myers estate. Mina Edison was a member of the National Audubon Society and was active in many birding activities including legislation to protect wild birds from plume hunters. Frequent guests at Seminole Lodge included conservationists such as JN Ding Darling and naturalist John Burroughs. The exhibit is a great opportunity to share Southwest Florida history and natural resources with visitors and residents, said Chris Pendleton, president and CEO. More than 100 years ago, the Edison and Ford families enjoyed much of what we enjoy today in Southwest Florida including fishing, birding, shelling, boating, paddling and exploring. The Edison and Ford families contributed greatly to the history and development of the region and Edisons quote, There is only one Fort Myers and ninety-million people are going to find out, became reality as the area grew. Viva Florida 500 is a statewide initiative led by the Florida Department of State highlighting 500 years of historic people, places and events in present-day Florida since the arrival of Juan Ponce de Leon to Florida in 1513. The Edison Ford exhibit continued on page 7 Discovering Southwest Florida with Thomas Edison and Henry Ford exhibit is now open at the Edison Caretakers House and features historical photographs accompanied by contemporary photographs The Edison family enjoyed shelling on Sanibel Island Complete Do-It Yourself B oa t P a rt s St o r e Marine Tradin g Pos t 15600 S an C arlos Blvd, Un i t 170, Ft M y ers ( Bes i de B ig Lots ) C all 437-747 5 A dd iti o n al L oca ti o n s : 1156 N. Tamiami Trail in North Fort M y er s Call 997-577 7 2397 Davis Blvd in Naple s Call 793-580 0 H ou r s: 8am -5:30pm Mon-Sa t $ 134 9 5 Complete Steerin g Sy stem 6-20 ft O ut b oar d O il T CW3 $ 1 8. 9 5 ga l One P i ece Tournament Ro d Rac ks $ 9. 95


THE RIVER MARCH 1, 20136 Community Yard Sale To Be Held OutdoorsThe Lehigh Acres Community Yard Sale will be held in the Veterans Park Recreation Center parking lot on Saturday, March 9 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $5 per space, and there is a maximum of three spaces per person. Setup starts at 7 a.m. and gates open at 8 a.m. Participants should bring their own tables and/or chairs, if needed. Clean out your closets, garages and homes and turn your trash into anothers treasure. Take advantage of the crowds that a community yard sale can generate, or just stop by and shop until you drop. Adults must work the tables and children should be supervised at all times. Call the Veterans Park Recreation Center at 369-1521 to reserve your space(s) or if you have any questions. Veterans Park Annual Colored Coconut Hunt If a rabbit can lay eggs, then we most certainly can lay coconuts. Colored coconuts and eggs will be hidden in designated areas of the Recreation Center park grounds on Saturday, March 30. Bring your Easter basket and join the hunt. There will be games and activities for the participants. There will also be a surprise visit from the Easter Bunny. The hunt will be broken into four different age groups, with colored coconuts and eggs in each patch. Bring your camera for that once in a lifetime photo. Prizes will be given for different colored coconuts. The Colored Coconut Hunt will start at 10:30 a.m. sharp and is open to ages infant up to 13-years-old. Cost is $5 per child. Pre-registration is required as the event is limited to 100 participants. Call Veterans Park Recreation Center at 369-1521 for more information. Greeters ClubLooking to make new friends and join in monthly activities? Attend the next luncheon meeting of The Greeters Club of Greater Fort Myers on Thursday, March 21 at Colonial County Club, 9181 Independence Way in Fort Myers. Cost to attend the luncheon is $20, with reservations required. Golisano Childrens Hospital representatives Tracy Connelly, Senior Director of Development; Dan Fink, Chief Administrative Officer; and Dr. Emad Salman, Medical Director will facilitate a question-and-answer session about the Seahorse Dream Project fundraiser. To join this dynamic group of women of Lee County, call Janet Gambuzza at 454-5750 or Marie Gaither 791-8966 or send an email to wmgaither@aol.com. Sidewalk Book SaleA Sidewalk Book Sale, sponsored by the Friends of the Fort Myers Library, will be held on Saturday, March 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 2050 Central Avenue in Fort Myers. There will be books, audios, CDs, DVDs and more merchandise available for all ages. Everything you can fit into a bag is just $3, with bags provided by the Friends of the Fort Myers Library. For additional information, call 549-9625 or visit www.fortmyersfriends.org. Hortoons International Womens Day CelebrationInternational Womens Day (IWD) is celebrated around the world on March 8 every year. In different regions, the focus of the celebrations range from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for womens economic, political and social achievements. The international theme for this year is the gender agenda-gaining momentum. In support of the international theme, the Lake Kennedy Center celebration focus is women empowerment and encouragement. Event activities include a performance by singer Trese Hill, lunch, keynote speaker Lynn Schneider and a Drapers and Damons fashion show. There will be a host of door prizes as well. Gather your friends, family, Red Hat Ladies or sorority sisters to celebrate women together. Preregistration is required. The cost is $5 per person. The event take place on Friday, March 8, at the Lake Kennedy Center, 400 Santa Barbara Boulevard, Cape Coral. For information call 574-0575. Doors will open at 1:30 p.m. and the event takes place 2 to 4 p.m. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com Spring Break And Summer CampsSpring Break and Summer Camp, offered by the Alva Community Center, will include field trips, swimming days, arts and crafts, activities, games both inside and outside, and short movies. Open to ages six to 13 years old, participants bring their own snacks/lunch. Spring Break Camp starts on Monday, March 25 and ends on Friday, March 29. Camp runs from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Cost is $75 per week per participant. Summer Camp Begins June 3 Come to Alvas traditional Summer Camp and have a great time with old friends and new friends. This eight-week camp offers a combination of numerous outdoor and indoor activities for children, pre-teens and teenagers. From swimming, arts and crafts, kayaking, fishing and games to tennis lessons, field trips and much more. Safety is our number one concern, so our staff-to-camper ratio is one-to-15 or less. The regular fee per session is $75. Summer Camp is open to children ages six to 13. Register at least two weeks before a session and receive a $5 discount. Price includes breakfast and lunch every day. Session I June 3 through 7 Session II June 10 through 14 Session III June 17 through 21 Session IV June 24 through 28 Session V July 1 through 5 Session VI July 8 through 12 Session VII July 15 through 19 Session VIII July 22 through 26 An open house will be held before the start of camp; registered campers parents will receive notification before the summer sessions begin. The Alva Community Center is located at 21471 North River Road in Alva. For more information or to register, visit www.leeparks.org or call Sandra at 728-2882.


7 THE RIVER MARCH 1, 2013 From page 1Shell FestivalFlowers and floral arrangements made from shells and sea life can be seen in the Artistic Division of the show, as well as jewelry, lamps, wreaths, mirrors, pictures made from shells, and shell photography. There are over 150 artistic entries in the show. Professionally created pieces of art may be purchased from the artists. But that is only half of the show. The competition between shell collectors may be even keener. Competitors can enter one single shell or a collection of shells that may utilize up to 40 linear feet of table space. The shells may come from Sanibels beaches or from the far reaches of the world. This year, one exhibit features cone shells from the Philippine Islands with accompanying photographs that show how these interesting creatures harpoon their prey. Another exhibit shows the vast contrast between shell collecting in the Pacific Northwest and shell collecting on Sanibel Island. There is also an exhibit, The Glory Cones, that features four cone shells that are considered the glory of where they are found because of their beauty and relative rarity. There are approximately 500 linear feet of exhibits in what is referred to as the Scientific Division of the show. Inside The Community House, you will see some of the most interesting and beautiful shells in the world. The SanibelCaptiva Shell Club sells specimen shells, books, DVDs, T-shirts and shell-related items during the show to help fund their grant program. Outside The Community House, the 76th Annual Shell Festival grounds will be a flurry of activity. The shell tent offers thousands of shells and fossils for sale with prices starting at a quarter. Not only can you buy shells but you can also ask the volunteers in the tent any questions you might have about them. Several other tents offer shell-crafted items for sale including floral arrangements that range in size from small violets to elaborate chrysanthemums, animal and novelty creations, jewelry, Christmas ornaments, and other shell art. Shell crafting demonstrations will be ongoing throughout the festival. The Live Tank is where the 6th graders from Sanibel School shine. For two months prior to the Shell Festival, the students study shells and mollusks, the animals that create the shells. When they pass the course test they are asked to share their knowledge with visitors who come to see the multiple aquariums where live mollusks are displayed. Admission to the Shell Festival continued on page 9 An award-winning shell floral arrangement Sailors valentine featuring a sailing ship and vignettes of island life in Barbados Every Day 11am-10pm RIV ER 10% OFF Offer valid with Cash payments only...No credit cards. ONE COUPON PER TABLE Can not be used with any other offer. 18% Gratuity may be added to bill before discount. 11am 10pm, Expires Mar. 8, 2013 HELP US! Break the record for Corned Beef Consumed! The Countys Largest St Pattys Day Party! March 17th 2nd Annual St Patrocks Day KICK-OFF CONCERT March 16th Noon 8pm


THE RIVER MARCH 1, 20138 Along The RiverCotton Daze is a stylish boutique with elegant-casual, Florida-specific ladies fashion. Owner Kal Bhatnager opened the stylish, yet affordable boutique nearly two years ago and recently moved to a more easily accessible location in Reflections Lakes Commons. From resort wear, cruise wear and European vacation wear, the Fort Myers shop offers a wide variety of bright and sunny tunics, pants, skirts and dresses from popular designers such as Escapada and Gretchen Scott, along with an exclusive selection of private label clothes. Cotton Daze also features shoes, purses and unique costume jewelry that beautifully accents its sunny apparel. Cotton Daze is located at 13550 Reflections Parkway, Suite 2-201, Fort Myers next to Jasons Deli. It is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 437-4555. One of South Fort Myers best kept culinary secrets is Sandy Stillwells Sunshine Grille Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood. Executive chef Roger Chastain brings more than three decades of professional culinary experience to the restaurant, having honed his craft at some of Southwest Floridas top restaurants, including the Blue Water Bistro, Ritz-Carlton of Naples and Chardonnay Restaurant. A native of Indiana, Chef Roger along with sous chef Miguel Vasquez is excited to have create unique and innovative dishes for the restaurants patrons. I put the same amount of attention into everything we do, whether its a soup or a flatbread or a filet mignon, said Chastain. Our top priority is to create a quality meal that is delicious and that everyone will enjoy. Chef Roger studied at both Johnson and Wales and the Culinary Institute of America before launching his own business, Starfish Bay Catering, Inc. He enjoys experimenting with different styles and cultural influences, incorporating a variety of local, fresh seafood and produce into his dishes. Sunshine Grille is located at 8700 Gladiolus Drive in Fort Myers. For operating hours or more information, call 489-2233. Vinos Picasso, Fort Myers premier paint studio, wine bar and art gallery is therapy in a paintbrush. Ninety percent of client Vinos Picasso clients have never painted before, so relax, have fun and be not afraid. On Sunday, March 3, owner Mercedes Price Harry is offering experienced painters and want-to-be painters a special session in downtown Fort Myers historic River District. From 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Space 39 in the Patio de Leon, paint irises in a fun, educational environment. Space is limited, so make your reservations now. Adult groups are supplied with the paint (acrylic), palette, brushes, canvas and an apron. The friendly staff will set up and clean up too. Usually, participants only need to worry about bringing their own wine or beer, but Space 39 has a full liquor bar, so just bring yourself. Space 39 is located at 39 Patio De Leon, Fort Myers. Vinos Picasso is located at 15250 South Tamiami Trail, Suite 109, Fort Myers. Call 288-6953 or go to www.vinospicasso.com for a calendar of events. Ichiban, located in the mosaic-tiled Post Office Arcade, is a local favorite for Chinese and Japanese cuisine. The name means Number One in Japanese and offers its customers the perfect balance of great quality and affordable prices. Ichiban has been family owned and operated for nine years and its enduring popularity is a testament to its exceptional, friendly service. Some of the restaurants most popular dishes include shrimp with lobster sauce served with fried rice and egg roll, seaweed salad, General Tsos chicken (or tofu for vegetarians) and chicken chow mein served with white rice. Ichiban offers a quick combination lunch menu served until 3 p.m. along with an extensive dinner menu that includes Bento boxes served with shrimp and vegetable tempura and Japanese rice. Just need a quick late-night snack? Order the sweet and smoky BBQ ribs or fried shrimp appetizer, best enjoyed with an icecold Kirin Ichiban beer. Ichiban is located at 1520 Broadway, downtown Fort Myers, in the historic Post Office Arcade. Hours are Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 9 p.m. Free delivery is available within the River District. For more information, call 334-6991. Kal Bhatnager in her elegant-casual ladies boutique, Cotton Daze, located in Fort Myers Ichiban is family-friendly with ample space for large groups and parties. Reserve t ables inside the restaurant or outside in the roofed-in, mosaic-tiled gallery Please visit our River Weekly News online advertisers at www.islandsunnews.com. You can click through to their Web sites for more information about real estate, shopping, restaurants and services. Just click on the logos surrounding the front page. 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9 THE RIVER MARCH 1, 2013 From page 7Shell Festivalgrounds is free. Anyone who donates the suggested $5 admission fee to the Sanibel Shell Show is also granted free admission to The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum during the three-day festival, a $9 value. The dates for the Shell Festival are March 7, 8 and 9. The Sanibel Shell Festival is the major fundraising event of the year for both the Sanibel Community Association and the Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club. Proceeds from the sale of seashells, fossils (in the shell tent) and the artistic shell craft items help The Community House. Funds raised by the Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club from admission donations support the grants program that assists several local educational organizations like The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum and conservation organizations, including a scholarship fund for The University of South Florida. Crowds admire the wide assortment of shell collectionsFrom page 5Viva Floridais one of many programs throughout the state highlighting Floridas treasured history. For more information on Southwest Florida events visit http://library.lee-county.com. For a listing of statewide events visit: http://www.vivaflorida.org/. Discovering Southwest Florida with Thomas Edison and Henry Ford is a traveling exhibit available to museums, libraries, historical societies, schools, universities and other cultural institutions. For more information call the Edison Ford Curatorial Department at 334-7419. The Edison & Ford Winter Estates is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more information call 334-7419 or visit www.edisonfordwinterestates.org. The traveling exhibit is sponsored by the Edison & Ford Winter Estates, Inc. with grant funding from the Lee County Tourism Development Council, Visitor & Convention Bureau. Today families continue to shell on Sanibel Island photo courtesy of Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau We Proudly Brew 2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, Fl 33957 Ph: 239.472.0606 www.SanibelIslandCow.com 395 7 7 P P P P P h h h h: h: 2 2 2 2 2 39 39 39 39 4 4 72 0606wwwSanibelIslandCowcom aij amandasislandjewelswww. .com amandasislandjewelsAmandas Island JewelsAvailable Here & Onlinewww.AmandasIslandJewels.com Tropical Outdoor Patio Seating Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow with our Famous Stone Crabs1/2 lb & 1 lb. quantities Appetizers & Full Dinners Best Prices On The Planet Fun "new" Moo Wear for all ages Come Try our Come Try our NEW NEW Cowlicious Cowlicious Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials Sanibels Most Award Winning RestaurantServing Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week. Snacks In-between Live Music! Outdoor Seating LIVE LIVE MUSIC MUSIC s s Always Fresh ...Always! ways! w w Always Fresh ...Always Fun! Servin A ..Always


THE RIVER MARCH 1, 201310 Church To Hold Benefit ConcertA special benefit concert will be held on Thursday, March 7 at Beach United Methodist Church (BUMC) located at 155 Bay Road (behind the new Fort Myers Beach Library), Fort Myers Beach. The concert begins at 7 p.m. and is open to the public. A reception will follow the concert. The concert will benefit the Hibiscus Series, which is the oldest continual concert offering on Fort Myers Beach. Now in its fourth full season, the Hibiscus Series brings a variety of performing arts presentations from late November to early April, ranging from solo performances to full chamber orchestra concerts with choirs. Plans are now being developed to also add a theatre presentation to next years schedule, depending on finances. This program is not financially sponsored by BUMC, but must raise monies needed via free-will offerings and donations. It is offered as an outreach ministry by BUMC and is regarded as highly professional. Many seasonal visitors look forward to the shows. This concert has been anticipated since it was first scheduled in April. Pianist Mark DeMareo and bass baritone Douglas Renfroe will be teamed for their first concert venture together. Dr. DeMareo was a graduate of Westminster Choir College and has toured as a concert pianist throughout the world. He has been in demand on major cruise ships as a solo performer. In addition to his musical career, he is also superintendent of schools in New Jersey. He is well versed in his playing styles and specializes in creative performance, often creating his music while playing, developing a musical theme. He will also be heard on Sunday morning, March 10 at the 10:30 a.m. service at BUMC. Dr. Renfroe, also a graduate of Westminster Choir College, is no stranger to the area, as he is sought after not only for his voice, but also his conducting. He has served as director of music and fine arts at BUMC since February 2009 and as cantor and music director at Temple Bat Yam on Sanibel since 2001. Since 2010, he has been artistic director for the Voices of Naples. As a concert artist, he has sung with major symphonies throughout the world, including recent tours to Canada. He is also well known for his theatre works, especially his portrayal of Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof. He will be returning to Montreal and Quebec City for the summer of 2013 for a threemonth concert tour including concerts at the Morrin Centre, Holy Trinity Cathedral and AC Davie, as well as an artist-in-residence program at the cathedral. The March 7 concert will feature opera, Broadway and classical piano compositions, as well as several pieces by American composer Charles Ives. A special encore will bring everyone to their feet. A free-will offering will be collected to offset expenses and act as additional seed money for the 2013 season. For more information call the BUMC office at 463-9656. Douglas Renfroe SFCA Receives Driver Safety GrantSouthwest Florida Christian Academy (SFCA) received a $2500 grant, sponsored by State Farm Insurance, for the first ever Celebrate My Drive program. This grant will be used to celebrate teen driving and keep SFCA students safe as they embark on the road ahead. As the first driver safety program at SFCA, an emphasis will be placed on texting while driving. SFCA is excited to offer this muchneeded program to its students. Southwest Florida Christian Academy is at 3750 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. For information call 936-8865 or visit www.swfca.com. Students receiving driver safety grant check Mentalist To Appear At Fundraiser Chabad Jewish Center of Cape Coral will be having their annual evening of entertainment on Sunday, March 10 at the Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village. A Magical Evening is this years theme. Fox 4 News anchor Patrick Nolan will emcee at the gala, which features entertainment by world renowned mentalist Guy Bavli. One of the most popular TV and corporate entertainers, Bavli has performed at prestigious entertainment venues and casinos, including Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Carnegie Hall in New York and dozens of countries worldwide. Chabad Jewish Center provides childrens programs, adult education, pastoral visits, food donations, religious services and social gatherings. It is a non-profit organization and functions only on contributions. Proceeds will benefit the camps scholarship fund and youth activities. This event is open to public and tickets can be purchased via www.chabadcape.com or by calling Chabad at 541-1777. This event will feature a gourmet kosher catering including cocktails, a full dinner and a silent auction featuring Southwest Florida getaways, jewelry, electronics, artwork and more. For addition information or questions, call the Chabad Jewish Center at 541-1777 or email info@chabadcape.com. Senior SymposiumSeniors Blue Book will host its annual senior symposium at Shell Point Retirement Community on Thursday, March 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will take place in the Community Auditorium on The Island at Shell Point. This is a free event, and lunch is included. However, space is limited, and a reservation is required for entry. To register, call 313-6409. This symposium will help to educate seniors and their families about their options in Southwest Florida. Attendees will learn how to decide the right time and place to make a change whether its moving into one of the many beautiful independent living communities in our area, choosing an assisted living community because more services are needed, or having outside help so seniors can stay in their homes. The symposium will focus on housing options, along with a wide range of topics such as the importance of socialization and proper nutrition, home healthcare, transition planning and elder law. In addition to educational panels, 40 vendors will have exhibits and information available. At Seniors Blue Book, we feel it is our responsibility to compile vital information in an orderly, concise manner, and keep it updated and accurate for seniors and theircontinued on page 32 Summit Christian School9065 Ligon Court, Fort MyersFor information on either program call 239-482-7007 www.summitchristianschool.org 1740 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Offers preschool at Sanibel Community Church Preschool through 8th grade at Fort Myers Campus, 10 minutes from Sanibel Island Accredited by Christian Schools of Florida with a strong academic program and biblical perspective Participates with VPK, Step-Up for Students, and offers nancial aid.


11 THE RIVER MARCH 1, 2013 Summer Camp Registration Is Open For Alliance Members Member registration is now open for the Alliance for the Arts Summer Arts Camp. Non-member registration begins March 15. Pre-k to sixth grade students have an opportunity to act, sing, dance and create during these five-day, award winning camps that kick off Monday, June 3. Eight themed week gives kids the opportunity to create, explore and discover the visual and performing arts in a fun and interactive environment. This years weekly themes include Fairies, Elves & Mostly Friendly Dragons, Forever Broadway, and Animal Palooza. Forever Broadway includes a backstage tour of Broadway Palm Theatre. Every week culminates in a final stage performance on Friday. There is no camp the week of July 4. There are two camps. The regular Summer Arts Camp is open to first through sixth graders, and the Mini Michelangelos Camp for fourand five-year-olds. They are both $155 per week for Alliance Members or $199 per week for non-members. Early drop off will be available at 8 a.m. and late pick up until 5 p.m. Space is limited. Visit www.artinlee.org to register online, or contact Jamie Golob at education@artinlee.org or 939-2787 for more information. The Alliance for the Arts is at 10091 McGregor Boulevard just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Children getting tips from the instructors Children performing at camp All forms of art are integrated into the program EXTRA SAVINGS THIS WEEK! FF A f t er 33 years on S ani b e l I s l an d F ran and Ron are retirin g an d CLOSING THE DOORS FOREVER! THE DOORS Dont miss this opportunity to purchase miss this opportunity to pu fine jewelry and custom designs at... ne jewelry and custom designs a e jewelry and custom designs at... jewelry and custom designs at. 455 P ERI W IN K LE WA Y A A S ANI B E L I S LAN D 2 39. 472 .55 4 4 M ONDA Y-S A A AT U RDA Y 10:00AM-5:00PM, A A SU NDA Y 11:00AM-4:00PM A A A ll Ma j or Cred i t Cards and Layaways Accepted Di scounts O ff Or igi nal Reta i l / Su gg ested Reta i l Pr i c e sJEWELRY ARTISANS OF FINE S S S S S S S S a a a a a a a v v v v v v e e e e e e e e a a a a a a a a n n n n n n S S S S S S S S S S S a a a a a a a a a a a v v v v v v v v v v v e e e e e e e e e e e a a a a a a a a a a a n n n n n n n n n n r i ces Retail Pr Retail P ct ed On O On O O O n Sel S S S S ec On Se S S S S ndise d M Me Mer Mer c c c ch cha c c n M M e e


Churches/ TemplesALL FAITHS UNITARIAN CONGREGATION (UUA) Where diversity is treasured 2756 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers Starting November 4, two Services: 9 am and 11 am. Adult Education Ethics Workshop: 10 am. Reverend Dr. Wayne Robinson, Minister ( nal year) 239-266-0900. 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. George P. Savas Orthros Service Sunday 9 a.m. Divine Liturgy Sunday 10 a.m. www.annunciation.fl.goarch.org 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 Pastor: Bud Stephens; A nondemonimational church emphasizing a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Sunday Service: 9:15 a.m. Traditional, 10:45 Contemporary. 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 First Street, River District. www.time4thinkers.com, www.christiansciencefortmyers.com, 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 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 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 COVENANT EYES CHURCH See Clearly. Meeting monthly at 9 a.m. at the Elks Lodge. 1900 Park Meadows Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33907. 239-220-8519 Pastor Alan Bondar www.newcovenanteyes.com Wear what you want, rockin music, relevant teaching, LIFT Kidz program, free coffee & donuts, people who are real, church thats actually fun. 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. SAINT 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. SAINT 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. SAINT PETER LUTHERAN CHURCH 3751 Estero Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach, 463-4251. St. Peter Lutheran Church of Fort Myers Beach (Evangelical Lutheran Church of America) welcomes all to worship Sundays at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. through March 24. TEMPLE BETHEL SYNAGOGUE 16225 Winkler Rd. 433-0018. Rabbi Jeremy Barras E-mail: rabbi.barras@templebethel.com Cantorial soloist: Lawrence Dermer Temple educator: Dale Cohen, MaEd, RJE Shabbat Services, Friday, 7:30 p.m. Torah Study, Saturday, 9:15 a.m. Religious Education; Sunday School and Midweek classes, Preschool Classes, Monday through Friday Web site: www.templebethel.com Affiliated: Union for Reform Judaism TEMPLE JUDEA (CONSERVATIVE) 14486 A&W Bulb Road, Fort Myers, 433-0201, Rabbi: Rabbi Elyssa Auster President: Keith Grossman Minyan: Monday & Thursday at 9 a.m. Services: Friday night at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday morning at 9 a.m. Religious School Sunday morning Web site: www.tjswfl.org Preschool director: JoAnn Goldman email templejudeapreschool@gmail.com 433-0201, Web site: www.tjswfl.org Affiliated: United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism continued on page 13THE RIVER MARCH 1, 201312


13 THE RIVER MARCH 1, 2013 From page 12Churches/TemplesTHE 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. CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH 1619 Llewellyn Drive Fort Myers Just off McGregor across from the Edison/ Ford Winter Estates 334-4978 Pastor: Douglas Kelchner Worship times Sundays 9 and 10:30 a.m. Website: www.taecc.com UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH FORT MYERS 13411 Shire Lane (off Daniels Parkway one mile west of I-75) Minister: The Reverend Allison Farnum Sunday services and religious education at 10:30 a.m. For information on all church events call 561-2700 or visit www.uucfm.org. UNITY OF BONITA SPRINGS Family Service 10 to 11 a.m. Healing Circle 11 a.m. Hospitality and Fellowship, 11 a.m. Inspiring lesson, uplifting and dynamic music, meditation in a loving environment. Service held at 28285 Imperial Street, Bonita Springs. Call 947-3100. UNITY OF FORT MYERS 11120 Ranchette Road, Fort Myers Winter services: Sundays at 9:15 and 11 a.m. Childrens class at 11 a.m. Reverend Jim Rosemergy, minister. Our God is Love; our Race is Human; our Religion is Oneness. www.unityoffortmyers.org or 239-278-1511 WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 9065 Ligon Court, Fort Myers, across from HealthPark Hospital, 481-2125 Senior Pastor: Robert Brunson Sunday Service: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 11 a.m. Blended Worship www.westminsterfortmyers.org WORD OF LIFE CHURCH 2120 Collier Ave, Fort Myers, 274-8881; Services: Sunday 10 a.m.; Wednesday 7 p.m. Bishop Gaspar and Michele Anastasi ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH 7401 Winkler Road, Fort Myers, 481-4040, Interim Pastor Jim Eggert Pastor Peter Weeks Sunday Services: 8:30 a.m. Traditional; 10 a.m. Blended Traditional and Contemporary; 11:30 a.m. Contemporary. Childrens Sunday School, Adult /Teen Bible Classes, 10 a.m. THOMAS C. REED BURNSEDThomas Reed Burnsed passed away late Friday afternoon, February 23, at Hope Hospice in Bonita Springs. Tom was born June 26, 1949 in Battle Creek, Michigan. He moved to Sanibel Island from Orlando in 1980 with his adoptive family. He was a longtime and well-loved resident and was known around the island as Coconut Tom. In 2002, the Burnsed family moved to Fort Myers, where Tommy lived with Jim and Dall Burnsed until his death. Tommy worked as first mate on Jims charter boat. He also loved to make and sell pot holders. He enjoyed fishing in tournaments with Jim and was proud of the trophies they won. Tommy loved everyone, and he was always happy to make a new friend. Tommy was a blessing from God and he will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Tommy is survived by many members of his adoptive family including his parents Jim and Dall Burnsed, brother Jimmy Burnsed, brother in-law and sister Steve and Tracy (Burnsed) Brewer, brother in-law and sister Robert and Amy (Burnsed) McKay, grandparents MG and Sara Burnsed, nephews Brian, Timothy, and Zachary Palmese, nieces Abigail and Carly McKay and many other aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Services are being held on Thursday, February 28 at Winkler Road Baptist Church in Fort Myers. 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THE RIVER MARCH 1, 201314 Sheepshead Fishing Is At Its Peakby Capt. Matt MitchellAfter last weeks cold front dropped our water temperatures to the mid-60s, sheepshead fishing has been great. The biggest ones I have seen all winter were stacked up around the passes and in deep creeks in the mouth of the river. Non-stop action on sheepshead was hard to leave, but when we did, the trout and redfish action was good too along with a few snook and flounder in the mix. Generally, once we get to the middle of March, our sheepshead bite will start to slow and the average size of the fish will begin to decrease. One of the best and well-known places to catch sheepshead continues to be the wall at Redfish Pass. This whole area was loaded up with lots of anchored boats all week long and it seemed just about every direction you looked, anglers were catching sheepshead of all sizes. Chunks of fresh or frozen shrimp along with fiddler crabs fished on or near the bottom are the baits of choice up here. Sure, this is a busy place to fish at times, even looking like a parking lot, but there is a reason for it: lots and lots of keeper-size sheepshead. If you want a quieter spot to catch your sheepshead, there are plenty of other options. Other productive areas are the well-known wrecks within a few miles of shore along with just about any deep water mangrove creek in the mouth of the river. Some of these river creeks have holes that are as much as 20 feet deep. These shell bottom creeks hold some of the biggest sheepshead Ive seen all year, with the average fish being 17 inchesplus. My biggest sheepshead of the week came out of these deep holes over by Sword Point just after the last cold front. The fish was 21 inches long and almost seven pounds; a real good one as far as sheepshead go, but far from a ninepound personal best I caught few years back. With another strong cold front forecast late in the week, we will have another big push of sheepshead moving in from the Gulf. The first few days right after the front passes will be prime time to target these fish, Most other species will shut down right after a strong cold front, but the sheepshead seem to feed hardest in the coldest conditions and they have not been worked over by anglers yet. If you plan on taking some sheepshead to the fillet table as most of us do, only take what you need. Even though you are allowed 15 per person per day, fresh fish is always better than frozen fish. Once filleted, I like to soak my sheepshead fillets in a cooler of ice water for a few hours before putting it in a Ziplock bag in the fridge. The ice water soak draws out any blood left in and on the meat, giving it a milder taste and really seems to tighten and firm up the flesh. Out on the flats, once clear water was located, trout action was very consistent. The classic popping cork-live shrimp rig and soft plastic jigs bounced across the bottom caught fish after fish although most trout were smaller than the 15-inch minimum size. Ladyfish, jack and mackerel were also common along with a few bonnethead sharks. Drifting flats from threeto five-feet deep within sight of the pass had the clearest water and the better action. Mangrove fishing on the higher water was good for redfish. Once you located the fish, catching a dozen or so from one small piece of shoreline was the standard. Most of these redfish are right at the 18-inch minimum, but once in a while, a 22-incher or better was caught. As we move into March, fishing can really go either way, depending on what type of weather we have. March can either be winter-like or it can be like spring. By the end of March last year, we had unusually warm water temperatures and baitfish, along with a few tarpon, had already begun to show up. With 40 degree lows forecast for the first few days of March, it may take a little longer this year before we can say winter is over and our water temperatures get to the magical mid-70s, bringing everything alive. 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. Ben Armstrong of St. James City with one of many sheepshead caught while fishing with Capt. Matt Mitchell ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. 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15 THE RIVER MARCH 1, 2013 ISLAND INSURANCE SERVICE Kathleen Papaleo President Mark OBrien General Manager Susan Barnes Personal Lines Gina Loeber Agent 703 Tarpon Bay Rd, Sanibel, FL (239) 472-3022 Summer is over and its time to enjoy those beautiful winter days in Paradise. Have an insurance question? Call our office today for a new Auto quote. Located across the street from Gulf Harbour 15065 McGregor Blvd, Ste 104, Fort Myers Phone: 239.267.9000 Online: www.naumannlawpa.comCall for a FREE Consultation LCEC United Way Fishing TournamentCalling all fishermen to the 17th annual LCEC United Way Fishing Tournament, scheduled for Saturday, April 27 at D&D Matlacha Bait and Tackle. Cost is $60 per angler if registered before April 24, or $75 thereafter. In addition to great fishing, there will be delicious food and a huge raffle. For the first time ever, a separate raffle will be held for a boating package valued at $4,650. This package includes a 15 NMZ Custom Gheenoe Boatmaster Trailer and Minn Kota Trolling Motor. Boat package tickets are $10 each and you do not need to be present to win. Visit www.uw.lcec.net/fish.html for more information on registration and raffles. Special thanks to Irby, premiere sponsor of this years tournament. Shell Festival Raffle Tickets On SaleRaffle tickets to benefit The Community House are available at $5 each or three for $10. The items are on display at The Community House, where tickets can be purchased between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. The drawing will be held on Saturday, March 9 at 3 p.m. You do not need to be present to win. Prizes are: The Flower Garden, a 10-inch sailors Valentine created by Brandy Llewellyn, valued at $3,200; Miniature flower tree, created with over 300 shell flowers by Dorothy Harper. valued at $1,000; Tween Waters Inn, One week vacation for two, valued at $1,000; Sterling silver shell bracelet and cockle shell earrings by Sealife by Congress, valued at $565. Shell Floor Lamp donated by She Sells Sea Shells. valued at $400. For more information visit www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net or call 472-2155. Americas Boating CourseThe San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron, a unit of the United States Power Squadrons, will be offering Americas Boating Course on Saturday, March 2, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This course is recognized by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators. The State of Florida recently passed legislation requiring anyone born after January 1, 1988 to have passed a safe boating course and obtain a Boating Safety Education ID card, which is valid for life, in order to operate a boat with more than 10 HP. Each student will receive a card/certificate from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission upon completion of the class. The course consists of two sessions on consecutive Saturdays. The second session will be on Saturday, March 9 also from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Topics covered include hull design, docking, anchoring, handling boating emergencies, reading channel markers and many other topics to make each boating experience safer and more enjoyable. Successful completion of this course entitles the boater to six months free membership in a United States Power Squadron. The cost of the course is $40 with a $20 cost for a second person sharing the instruction materials. The course is being taught at the San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron Classroom located at 16048 San Carlos Boulevard at the corner of Kelly Road (across from ACE Hardware) in Fort Myers. Students can register online at www.scbps.com or call 466-4040. Introduction To Using GPS Class The San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron, a unit of the United States Power Squadrons, will be offering a class in basic GPS operation on Saturday, March 16 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. This class will be offered again in the summer. The class is designed to introduce new users to GPS. The class will include discussions of marine navigation, how a GPS works and GPS limitations. There will be an extensive presentation on what a GPS can do and what a boater can do with GPS. For those interested in purchasing a GPS, you will understand what a GPS can do for you and some of the key features to look for as you shop for a GPS. The cost of the class is $30. The class is being taught at the San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron Classroom located at 16048 San Carlos Boulevard at the corner of Kelly Road (across from ACE Hardware), Fort Myers. Students can register online at www. scbps.com or call 466-4040. Email editorial copy to: press@riverweekly.com Marine Business Successful For Three GenerationsIn 1985, Clarence Kel Kellerman opened the first Marine Trading Post store in North Fort Myers. He was so successful that he expanded to Naples six years ago and opened a third location last month in Fort Myers, conveniently located near Fort Myers Beach and the Sanibel Causeway. Marine Trading Post specializes in marine parts, boat engine parts, tailors, gauges and fiberglass parts. You will not find any T-shirts or tourist keepsakes here. Kellermans son, Joe, is general manager of all three stores while his granddaughter, Christine, is employed at the new Fort Myers shop. The newest Marine Trading Post location is at 15600 San Carlos Boulevard, Unit 170 in Fort Myers next to Big Lots. It is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Call 437-7475 or go to www.marinetradingpost.com. Clarence Kellerman with his dogs Poopa and Tang at the new San Carlos locationShare your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER MARCH 1, 201316 From page 1All Star JamArtists scheduled to appear include: Rick Derringer; Jeff Skunk Baxter, formerly of the Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan; Barry Goudreau and Fran Sheehan, former members of Boston; Mousey Thompson of the James Brown Band; Leroy Romans from the Wailers; Doug Bell from The Bellevue Cadillacs; Chaz Trippy from the Allman Brothers; Slim Jim Phantom, formerly of The Stray Cats; and Danny Biessel. There will be some newer artists there opening the show including: The Barefoot Movement, a q1uartet that melds Bluegrass with acoustic modern rock and jazz; Sound Parlor; Steve Tucci Band; Matt Facciola Band; and Cameron Rafati. Rick Derringer of The McCoys recorded the hits Hang On Sloopy and Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo, which was also released as a single, then selected again for And Live. Derringer also played on and produced Still Alive and Well and They Only Come Out At Night by Johnny Winter And the McCoys. The latter featured the No. 1, Grammy nominated monster hit, Frankenstein and Free Ride. Throughout the 70s and 80s, Derringer appeared on numerous albums with artists Alice Cooper, Richie Havens, Todd Rundgren, Steely Dan, Cyndi Lauper, Barbra Streisand, Kiss, Mason Ruffner and Madam X. In the mid-80s, Derringer discovered Weird Al Yankovic, producing music for Grammy-winning albums and videos. Jeff Skunk Baxter will join the All Star performance on guitar. He has had a diverse professional career. In 1966, while working at Mannys Music Shop in Manhattan, Baxter met guitarist Jimi Hendrix. Hendrix was just beginning his career as a frontman, and for a short time that year Baxter was a member of the Hendrix-led band called Jimmy James and the Blue Flames. Baxter is best known for playing with two of the most popular bands of the 70s, The Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan. Doobie Brothers many hits included J esus is Just Alright, China Grove and Takin It to the Streets. Steely Dan came out with Reelin in the Years and Rikki Dont Lose That Number, among other hits. Baxter left Doobie Brothers in 1979 but has continued working as a session musician for a diverse group of artists, including Bryan Adams, Eric Clapton, Sheryl Crow, Dolly Parton, Ringo Starr, Gene Simmons and Barbra Streisand. Baxter has had 17 gold records, eight platinum records, and has been awarded two Grammies. Barry Goudreau, former member of Boston, is best known as one of the original guitarists for the multi-platinum selling rock band Boston. He played on their first two albums, Boston and Dont Look Back. When released, Boston was the fastest selling debut album of all time. The two albums hits included More Than a Feeling, Peace of Mind and Dont Look Back. Both albums landed on the top of the Billboard POP Charts, with Boston reaching #3 and Dont Look Back reaching #1. Goudreaus musical career continued after Boston, going on to form Orion the Hunter, RTZ, and releasing two records with Brad Delp, the original lead singer of Boston. Fran Sheehan, former member of Boston, is best known for being the bass player in the early incarnation of Boston. He was perhaps the most experienced musician in the original lineup of Boston. He had been gigging with his dad since he was five years old and majored in vocals at the New England Conservatory of Music. He dropped out of school to pursue a career as a professional musician. After leaving Boston in the early 80s, Sheehan made several guest appearances, including Hallelujah with Sammy Hagar and the Waboritas. Globally respected soul great Robert Mousey Thompson is best known for his work as drummer for the late Godfather of Soul, James Brown. He was also drummer for the late, great Wilson Pickett. Thompson has performed on many variety and talk shows in the last couple decades as well as on the grandest of all stages, including Woodstock 99, Live 8, and the American Music Awards. He has played on tracks by groups including The Black Eyed Peas, in blockbuster movies, and on various major record labels. Recently he has contributed to private educational programs and completed a number of collaborations with artists ranging from Bootsy Collins to Jabo Starks and Clyde Stubblefield. Slim Jim Phantom is best known as the drummer from the Stray Cats, the American rockabilly band formed in 1980 with guitarist/vocalist Brian Setzer and upright bassist Lee Rocker. The Stray Cats are known for hits like Rock This Town, Stray Cat Strut and Sexy and 17. Recently he has been involved with other projects: his own roots-rock trio; Dead Men Walking; and The Head Cat. He currently owns and operates the nightclub, The Cat Club, on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood. All Star Jam is sponsored in part by FineMark Bank and Victory Chevrolet. Tickets are $29.95 in advance, $35 day of show. Purchase tickets at www.sbdac.com or call 333-1933. North Fort Myers Flea MarketThe North Fort Myers Community Center, located behind the North Fort Myers Library at 2021 North Tamiami Trail, will be hosting their annual flea market outdoors underneath two pavilions and on the football field on Saturday, March 9 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Clean out your closets and turn your old stuff into cash. Six foot tables are available for $10 each underneath the pavilions. Six foot spots are available for $5 each on the football field only (you must provide your own tables). Take advantage of the crowds a community flea market can generate. Register early to guarantee your tables or spots. Call 652-4512 to pay and reserve your tables or spots. Credit cards or debit cards are the only method of payment accepted. Table/spot rentals are nonrefundable and non-transferable. There is no rain date for the flea market. Call Jenniffer or James at 652-4512 for more information. Lee Republican Womens ClubLee Republican Womens Club (Chartered) will hold its dinner meeting at the Crowne Plaza Holiday Inn at 13051 Bell Tower Drive, Fort Myers on Tuesday, March 12. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner and program at 6 p.m. The speaker will be Brad Davidson addressing his experiences as a border patrol agent and discussing illegal immigration issues. The public and guests are welcome to attend. The cost of the dinner is $21. For reservations, call 573-6913. w ww.SeabreezeN u rseries.com ( 239 ) 5 60-1422 Whitey or Sooty Mold? W e can help! A sk about our Season Discount! FREE Lan d scape Consu l tation! 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17 THE RIVER MARCH 1, 2013 CROW Case Of The Week Bald Eagle Family Reunitedby Patricia MolloyAs the symbol of our great nation since 1782, the Bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is a majestic bird to behold. These regal North American avians are often seen soaring in solitude high above the ground with a wingspan of 79 to 90 inches. Their name is a misnomer; they are not really bald. Instead, they develop white-feathered heads upon maturity (around five years old) that appear in stark contrast to their chocolate-brown wings and body. Opportunistic feeders at heart, Bald eagles prefer fish but will eat whatever they can catch. They typically live approximately 20 to 30 years in the wild. Forty years ago, they faced extinction from human chemical pollutants such as persistent organic chemicals, heavy metals and DDT. Both Bald and Golden eagles are currently protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and the Bald and Golden Eagle Act. A gentleman called CROW early one morning after monitoring an eaglet that had been standing in his off-island driveway overnight. He added that there was a nearby eagles nest, but heard gunshots the night before and was concerned that the young bird may be injured. It seemed healthy but dehydrated and emaciated on presentation. We believe its a baby that just got too far from its nest and its parents couldnt locate it. Its young; it still has pin feathers and its flight feathers arent fully developed, said Dr. Aundria. While the gunshots may have been a mere coincidence, as a precautionary measure, radiographs and blood work were taken. Before the eagle was placed on the table of the radiograph machine, Dr. Helen administered the anesthetic gas isoflurane through a small mask while Dr. Aundria carefully monitored the young bird for respiratory reactions. Once it was positioned properly, the X-ray room was evacuated after Dr. Aundria made the warning call of Shooting! All tests indicated that the eaglet was uninjured and was not suffering from any diseases, however, its weight loss needed to be addressed. As Dr. Heather noted, We had to feed it a lot prior to release and be sure it was flying normally. Approximately one week later, Dr. Heather deemed the eaglet healthy and it was transported by CROW to a location close to its parents nest. Another family was happily reunited due to the team work of CROWs expert veterinarian staff and an alert resident. The areas rich wildlife cannot afford its own insurance and, as with humans, medical care is very expensive. To help CROW treat sick and injured pelicans, gopher tortoises, rabbits and, of course, this juvenile bald eagle (patient #0188), be a good steward of the environment and make a donation. Go to CROWs website for more information. CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from our local area. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to P.O. Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit www.crowclinic.org. Dr. Aundria and Dr. Helen taped its talons after it was anesthetized so it did not harm itself upon regaining consciousness. Its wings were X-rayed to look for potential fractures The eaglet being given an anesthetic before radiographs could be taken Morning Meander Atop The MarshTake a guided nature walk on quarter-mile loop boardwalk at Prairie Pines Preserve on Saturday, March 2 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Participants will meet in the parking lot of Prairie Pines Preserve at 18400 N. Tamiami Trail in North Fort Myers Explore the wonders of this 2,650acre Conservation 20/20 preserve. From an ADA-compliant boardwalk, this hourlong stroll will traverse a seasonal marsh while learning more about the birds, butterflies and plants that call it home. The degree of difficulty of this nature walk is easy. Participants should remember to bring items they may need during the walk (i.e. water, hat, sunscreen, binoculars, camera, closed-toed shoes or boots, etc.) Restrooms are available. The tour and parking, provided in cooperation with Lee County Parks and Recreation, are free. For more information, call 707-2206. Red-bellied woodpecker


THE RIVER MARCH 1, 201318 Plant SmartTrifoliate Rattlebox by Gerri ReavesTrifoliate rattlebox (Crotalaria pallida) is an erect multi-branched herb common along roadsides, in fields, and in disturbed sites. Also called smooth rattlebox, it is one of several both native and non-native rattlebox species in the state. A member of the pea family and a native of Africa, it is naturalized throughout Florida, meaning that it self-cultivates. Three oblong or elliptical leaflets comprise the alternate compound leaves. The center leaflet is the largest. The numerous yellow flowers on the spike-like inflorescence have reddish brown veins. The lateral, or wing, petals are oblong, the upper petal is rounded, and the keel or lower lip is curved. The inflated oblong pods average three and onehalf to four inches long and contain 20 to 30 seeds. When the seeds mature and break loose, they create the distinctive sound that gives rattlebox its name. Rattlebox provides food for birds and nectar for butterflies. Other positive attributes include beauty, low maintenance and an ability to fix nitrogen, an essential process for agriculture. On the other hand, it is toxic to livestock. Depending on circumstances, the plant might be a welcome wildflower or a noxious weed. Sources: regionalconservation.org, nsis.org, eol. org, Florida Wild Flowers and Roadside Plants by C. Ritchie Bell and Bryan J. Taylor, and plantbook.org. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. Trifoliate rattlebox is one of several rattlebox species in Florida The seeds rattle after they mature and detach in the pod photos by Gerri Reaves Caring For Your PlantsNo-Maintenance Plants: Truth Or Fiction?by Justen DobbsTechnology in horticulture is improving by leaps and bounds in the 21st century, providing newly discovered species, hybrids and other plants and trees that can be utilized in almost any Florida landscape. Many of these new species are being grown for their visual appeal and low maintenance attributes. Some examples are hybrid plants and trees, succulents, tropical air plants and uncommon natives. In our current economic climate, most homeowners are looking to cut monthly living expenses wherever possible. How about you? Have you ever considered how much time and money you spend to keep your landscape maintained? So, do no maintenance plants actually exist? The answer is yes. Technically, bromeliads (air plants from South America) and succulents require no irrigation, trimming, fertilizer or pest-control and provide year-round color. And we cant forget Florida native plants and trees which can live off our rain and dont require any maintenance (in most cases). But Florida native plants limit you to green and silver foliage, if you dont include flowers. Most people believe that you have to plant flowering bushes and annuals in order to get a splash of color when they bloom. These typically require a lot of maintenance and only bloom part of the year. If you enjoy planting these types of bushes and live here year-round, thats fine. But, if you are interested in lower maintenance alternatives, there are many available if you know what to ask for. For the tropical look, I suggest drought-tolerant exotic palms, bromeliads cordylines, and crotons. All of these have colorful foliage year-round so you dont have to wait for them to bloom. If planted in Fall or Winter, they will need to be watered often for the first 45 to 60 days, then theyre ready to live off rain alone. If planted in May or June, these plants will not need any water and will depend on our rainy season to establish. Once established, these drought-tolerant palms, bromeliads, cordylines, and crotons require almost zero maintenance: If the palms are self-cleaning, you only need to pick up a few dead fronds per year. The bromeliads require zero maintenance. The cordylines and crotons will shed a handful of leaves per year on their own. These fallen leaves can be left alone to turn into mulch, or you can go through once a month and collect them by hand no equipment needed. In addition, these plants require no fertilizer and only the crotons may require some occasional pest control for scale or sooty mold. You may want to ask your landscaping company about some of these. If they cant provide them, a simple Google search such as buy bromeliads or low-maintenance plants should point you in the right direction. Dobbs is a landscape architect in south Florida specializing in custom, upscale landscapes. He can be reached at seabreezenurseries@gmail.com. This colorful landscape on Fort Myers Beach has no irrigation and requires no maintenance except for lawn mowing Bromeliads, cycads and flax lilies can be a more expensive initially but save thousands on landscape maintenance in the long run


19 THE RIVER MARCH 1, 2013 Indiana Wesleyan Choir To Perform At Village Church March 3The Village Church at Shell Point Retirement Community will welcome the Indiana Wesleyan Choir on Sunday, March 3 at 6:15 p.m. This performance will take place in the Village Church Auditorium on The Island at Shell Point. Enjoy the Indiana Wesleyan Concert Choir directed by Dr. Todd Guy. The chorales concerts consist of a diverse repertoire of music, including sacred classics, hymns, spirituals and contemporary compositions The music performed by the Indiana Wesleyan Choir is amazing, said Pastor Randy Woods, minister of worship and music for The Village Church. We are thrilled to have them as part of this series, and know that the audience will love their performance. Tickets are now on sale and are $10 each. To purchase tickets online, go to www. shellpoint.org/seasonofpraise. To receive additional information about the concert series, call 454-2147. Indiana Wesleyan Choir Fort Myers Beach Art Association Juried ShowA new show opened at the Fort Myers Beach Art Association Gallery on Sunday. This final juried show of the season was judged by Edyi Lampasona. Work in the show was done by only local member artists pursuing their craft at the beach gallery. On March 3, at 1 p.m., Michele Buelow will give a gallery talk about the paintings displayed in this show. The reception will be from 2:30 to 4 p.m.and awards will be given to the winners selected by judge. Georgia Reinmuth from sponsors Fish Tale Marina,Santini Marina Plaza and Greater Fort Myers Beach Friends of the Arts will assist the chairman. Refreshments will be provided by Chucks Last Stop Restaurant. The work will hang until March 14. Guests are welcome at both events and there is no charge. Concurrently, FMBAA Studio II will host a show of the Outdoor Painting Group. All works displayed will have been done on locations around the area. The annual Art Bazaar Scholarship Fundraiser will be on March 24 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Santini Marina Plaza with original artwork by local artists. All proceeds from this event support the associations Student Scholarship Awards. These awards are given to high school seniors from Cypress Lake Center for the Arts and Cypress Lake High School pursuing a graduate degree in art and are awarded in April. These awards are funded by the association and a grant from the Town of Fort Myers Beach. The gallery is on Donora Street. For more information on any FMBAA activity see the website at www.fortmyersbeachart.com or call the gallery at 463-3909. Visitors and new members are always welcome. Free Wood Carving ExhibitWood carvers, both experienced and novices, will be exhibiting their carvings and demonstrating their various carving techniques at the annual Woodcarving Exhibit on Saturday, March 2 at the Estero Community & Recreation Center, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Boulevard. The exhibit will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The public is invited to attend the exhibit, presented by the Bonita/Estero Wood Carvers. There is no charge for admission or parking. Attendees will be able to view carvings from recent competitions as well as completed projects and carvings in progress. Wood carving supplies and equipment will be available for purchase. Bonita/Estero Wood Carvers meet weekly throughout the year on Wednesday afternoons 1 to 3 p.m. at the Estero Community & Recreation Center. Instruction is available for beginners and advanced carvers enhance their skills during the regular club sessions. Additional information about the exhibit or Bonita/Estero Wood Carvers may be obtained by contacting Lynn Sheeley at 482-6822. To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


THE RIVER MARCH 1, 201320 Randys Auto Repair, LLCwww.RandysAutoRepairLLC.com16191 San Carlos Blvd, Ste 1Fort Myers, FL 33908Tel. 267-2556WE REPAIR ALL MAKES & MODELS WHILE SPECIALIZING IN MERCEDES & BMW Lic No. MV 81675 HOURS: M-F: 9am 5:30pm Sat & Sun: By Appt.Ich spreche Deutsch Oil Change Special $17.99 Appointment Only (up to 5 qts. & no hidden fees) Fixed Right the First Time! Vocal Artistry Concert Raises $2,400 For CharityVocal Artistry, a 22-voice choir led by Artistic Director Joseph Caulkins, sang songs of hope, serenity and transformation in a special concert on February 17 that benefited Southwest Florida Addiction Services (SWFAS) and After The Rain of Southwest Florida, Inc. A free-will offering produced $2,400 in donations to support the work of SWFAS, which helps 5,000 people each year with addictions and other problem behaviors, as well as After The Rain of Southwest Florida, which assists women in recovery from addiction, homelessness and domestic violence. The concert, entitled Free At Last!, celebrated the joy of recovery from substance abuse and featured songs such as the Serenity Prayer and the Florida premiere of Morning Train by Gwyneth Walker, and Spiritus Sanctus by Thomas Grassi. A few minutes of the program was dedicated to the non-profit partners sharing information about their organizations along with testimonials from individuals in recovery from substance abuse. Addiction impacts one in eight people in our community, according to SWFAS CEO Kevin B. Lewis. Addiction is an equal opportunity disorder, affecting young and old and all socioeconomic groups. The good news is that with treatment, people can and do recover. We are very appreciative of the opportunity to partner with Vocal Artistry to share stories of recovery with the audience, especially since music expresses the message of hope for those struggling with addiction, Lewis said. More than music, our goal is to inspire, entertain, enliven and engage our minds, souls and spirits through the power of music, Caulkins added. Vocal Artistry was founded by Caulkins in 2010 as an outreach of the music program of First Baptist Church of Fort Myers, where he is Director of Music Ministries. Caulkins, who was associate conductor/director of choruses of the Southwest Florida Symphony Chorus for nine years, also is the artistic director of Key Chorale of Sarasota. The all-volunteer Vocal Artistry troupe performs concerts that shine the spotlight on various community causes, such as SWFAS. Prior to the end of the 2011-12 season, Vocal Artistry encouraged local non-profit organizations to apply to become one of its community partners for the 2012-13 season. Six organizations were selected; in addition to SWFAS and After The Rain, they are United Way of Lee County, Harry Chapin Food Bank, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and PACE Center For Girls. Maestro Joseph Caulkins and SWFAS CEO Kevin B. Lewis after the Vocal Artistry concert Vocal Artistry Maestro Joseph Caulkins and Vocal Artistry General Manager Brenda Ribble Lee County Band In ConcertThe Lee County Community Band will perform spirited marches, Broadway hits, light classical, and seasonal favorites at Cape Coral High School on March 10 at 3 p.m. This program is part of a series of monthly free concerts under the baton of Richard Bradstreet. Emcee and vocalist is Norman Jones. This months line-up sets the mood for St. Patricks Day with Danny Boy, to be sung by Norman Jones, plus MacNamaras Band, An Irish Rhapsody, and When Irish Eyes Are Smiling. Jazz enthusiasts will like Satchmo!, a tribute to Louis Armstrong, and classical music buffs will enjoy Rossinis Overture to The Barber of Seville. The will also band play a medley of Broadway hits by Rodgers and Hammerstein and marches by Fillmore and Sousa. The remaining concert of the season is set for April 7, also at Cape Coral High School at 3 p.m. Band members are musicians from all walks of life who reside in Lee, Collier, and Charlotte counties. Members currently play in, or have played in, more than 140 orchestras and concert, jazz, circus, military, and community bands across the U.S., Canada and other countries. For more information, visit www. leecountyband.org or call Norman Jones at 995-2097. Cape Coral High School is at 2300 Santa Barbara Boulevard just north of Veterans Parkway. Celebrate The MusicCelebrate the Music at The Southwest Florida Symphony Society Designer Show House located in the enclave of St. Charles Harbor and Yacht Club, Fort Myers. The 13,000 sq. ft. luxury residence showcases the design innovations of Luxury Home Solutions of Fort Myers and the Lee Chapter of the Interior Design Society. The public is welcome on March 8, 9, 10; March 15, 16, 17; March 22, 23, and 24. All dates are from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission at the door is $20. All proceeds benefit the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra. For information call 418-0996. Footsteps To The Future FundraiserOn Saturday, March 9, Footsteps To The Future holds its annual fundraiser Jazz It Up at Hodges University. The VIP reception begins at 6 p.m. and general admission begins at 6:45 p.m. VIP tickets are $50 or $85 for two, which includes preferred seating. General admission tickets are $25 or $42 for two. Student tickets are only $10 with ID. Limited tables are available for groups of 10 at $600, or groups of six for $360. Sponsorships are available by contacting Judi Woods at 281-7378 or judiwoods2@ earthlink.net, or Lisa Terrill at l.terrill@footstepstothefuture.org. Footsteps To The Future, Inc. is a non-profit organization that empowers young women, in and aging out of foster care, to safely and successfully transition to living independently. Its mission is focused on advocacy, evidence-based mentoring and academic achievement to help foster youth as they transition toward independent living. Hodges University is located at 2655 Northbrooke Drive in Naples. To purchase tickets, go to www.footstepstothefuture.org. English Country Dancing ClassLearn the social dances of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries at the W a-ke Hatchee Recreation Center on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dr ess is casual, and participants should wear flat shoes with non-slip soles. Partners are not necessary; beginners are welcomed. Lessons free after one time payment of $10, which covers lifetime membership to Wa-Ke Hatchee Recreation Center. Contact Gillian Carney at 603-9828 or email fortmyersdancers@hotmail.com for more details. For additional information, visit http://dancefl.us/ecd/FtMyersECD. shtml. Wa-ke Hatchee Recreation Center is located at 16760 Bass Road in Fort Myers. Call 432-2154 for driving directions.


21 THE RIVER MARCH 1, 2013 From page 1Alliance Eventsbottle, he washes ashore in New York harbor where, determined to find his family, he comes face to face with the perils and opportunities of the new world. Bluegrass In The Theater, presented by the Acoustic Music Society of SWFL Sunday, March 17, 2 p.m. (doors open at 1:30 p.m.), $7 at the door, $5 for Alliance members. Enjoy a Sunday afternoon Bluegrass concert in the Foulds Theatre. Fort Myers Film Festival Screening Saturday, March 23, 2 p.m. Join fellow film aficionados as the Fort Myers Film Festival screens independent shorts in the Foulds Theatre. Spring Art Affair Saturday, March 30, Noon to 7 p.m. Off-site at the Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers. Come celebrate an artistic beginning of spring. Artists will display various mediums in the courtyard. There will be live acoustic music and fun activities for kids. Participating artists include Geoff Coe,Sherry Lynn Diaz, Trudy Edlebeck, Zdenka Fiala, Samantha Heligman, Sherry Moesch, Michael Moukios, Nancy Eaton Designs, Phyllis Rieser, James JR Roberts, Terry Stone, Stan Timson and Young Artists Awards. Schoolhouse Rock Live Saturday, April 6, 11 a.m. Presented by Florida Repertory Theatre, admission is $12. Based on the 1970s pop-culture phenomenon that entertained a whole generation of kids, Schoolhouse Rock Live is a fun and exciting musical adventure through grammar, history and outer space. Join Tom the Schoolteacher and all your favorite Schoolhouse Rock characters for 60 jam-packed minutes of singing, dancing and learning. Recommended for grades K-5, Florida Reps Lunchbox Theatre Series shows featuring a full day of workshops and a tasty lunch. Admission includes the performance, theatre workshop and discussion with the actors, lunch from The Morgan House, free parking plus an interactive presentation from the Edison & Ford Winter Estates Wild Wizard following every lunchbox performance. BBQ, Bands & Brew Sunday, April 7, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring the best in local BBQ cuisine, live music and fun for the whole family. Presented by Builders Care. Artists Studio Tour Saturday, April 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Get up close and personal with artists. This daylong, selfguided tour features artists in their local studios and homes. It includes artists Paul David Adamick, Paula Eckerty, Shirley Hales, Petra Kaiser, Phil Krym, Alicia Schmidt and Rose Young. Family Movie Night Friday, April 19, 8 p.m. Suggested $5 family donation. Bring your chairs, blankets and picnic supplies and enjoy family-friendly movies under the stars. The Muppets starring Jason Segel and Chris Cooper. On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the worlds biggest Muppet fan, and his friends Gary and Mary from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman to raze the Muppet Theater and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets former stomping grounds. To stage The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever and raise the $10-million needed to save the theater, Walter, Mary and Gary help Kermit the Frog reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways. Bruce T. Gora Sunday Sunset Concert with The David Mayfield Parade Sunday, April 21. Concert begins at 5 p.m., gates open at 4 p.m. Alliance member pre-sale tickets are $15, at the gate price is $20. Growing up in Kent, Ohio, David Mayfield was surrounded by Bluegrass music. At the age of 12, he was playing bass for the family band, traveling from festival to festival along with his younger sister, noted songstress Jessica Lea Mayfield, singing and absorbing the stories and lessons taught by road-hard veterans, all the while picking up tips on how to play a lick on guitar or mandolin. By the time he was a teenager, Mayfield had won several national awards for his guitar and mandolin playing and his reputation was being forged in the world of Bluegrass as a player to watch out for. This is the first show in the Bruce T. Gora Sunday Sunset Concert Series. Lawn chairs, blankets and coolers are encouraged. In The Gallery Jeff Murphy & Heather Freeman: Dig & Mommas Boy March 1 through 28 Opening reception on Friday, March 1, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Walk & Talk: Jeff Murphy and Heather Freeman, Saturday, March 2, 10 to 11 a.m. Member Gallery: Young Artists Awards Theatre Lobby: Jason McDonald The Future Of Art: Student Exhibit April 3 through April 28 Elementary and Middle School Opening: Wednesday, April 3, 5 to 7 p.m. High School Opening: Wednesday, April 17, 5 to 7 p.m. Member Gallery: Art(ist) Teachers In The Foulds Theatre The Liar by David Ives, adapted from the 17th-century comedy by Pierre Corneille, playing March 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 and 30 at 8 p.m. Matinee on March 24 at 2 p.m. Paris, 1643. Dorante is a charming young man newly arrived in the capital, and he has but a single flaw: he cannot tell the truth. Individual tickets are $20. Discounts are available for Alliance members, season ticket holders and groups. Call 936-3239 or visit www.theatreconspiracy.org to purchase tickets or for more information. Spring Break Camp presented with Florida Rep March 25 through 29, for ages five to 17. Kindergarten to grade 6, $175; grades 7 to 12, $150. At this performing-arts intensive camp, kids will act, sing, dance and create. Florida Rep and the Alliance for the Arts team up to engage your child in the arts during spring break. This one-week camp revolves around a central theme and culminates with a performance for family and friends. Held on the Alliance campus, this intensive camp session features classes in music, dance, drama, visual art and one-of-a-kind workshops. The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers. For more information, call 939-2787 or visit www.artinlee. org. 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THE RIVER MARCH 1, 201322 Dance Alliance Presents Annual Season ConcertDance Alliance, the resident dance company of the Alliance for the Arts, explores lifes physical, spiritual and emotional sojourns on Saturday, March 9 as choreographers share personal stories of healing, friendship and discovery in works ranging from classically inspired to contemporary movement. Journeys will mark the passage of time in The Four Seasons, inspired by composer Max Richters dramatic new version of Vivaldis classic, and celebrate the journey theyve taken together in their four years as a dance company. Dance Alliance welcomes several guest contributors. Cesar Miguel Rivera, formerly of Mexicos State Classical Ballet Company and founder of the Joven Ballet, introduces his Where No One Sees You, a contemporary piece made magic through innovative lighting design. Dancers will interpret poet Lorraine Walker Williams Healers and Cypress Lake Middle Schools Ovations Dance Company will perform Fish Out Of Water by Dance Alliances Lydia Frantz. Journeys will be performed one night only on March 9 at 8 p.m. in the Foulds Theatre at the Alliance for the Arts. A $10 donation is requested at the door. For more information, call 939-2787 or visit www.artinlee.org. Dance Alliance dancers Dance Alliance at ArtFest opening Spring FlingA Spring Fling with Sally Langwah will be presented by Lake Kennedy Center on March 22. Experience the talents of Sally Langwah, an impressionist, singer and entertainer. Sallys stage presence and versatility offers a high-quality, high-energy Vegas, Broadway or Nashville performance featuring tributes to legends such as Marilyn Monroe, Mae West, Patsy Cline and Julie Andrews. Partake of an evening with raffles, giveaways, entertainment, food and friends. The cost is $5 per person. The Lake Kennedy Center is at 400 Santa Barbara Boulevard, Cape Coral. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and show time is 7:00 p.m. For information call Lake Kennedy Center at 574-0575. Register Now For Spring Arts CampSend your child to camp this spring break at the Alliance for the Arts. Presented by Florida Repertory Theatre at the Alliance, K-12 students get to act, sing, dance and create visual art during this award winning camp that runs March 25 to 29. Professional performing and visual artists will instruct participants as they adapt classic stories around the central theme Myths, Legends and Heroic Tales. From brave knights and distressed damsels to swashbuckling seafarers and superheroes, courageous campers will explore the world of heroes like never before. With scenes and songs ranging from classical epics to modern tales of saving the day, students will discover their inner adventurer. This one-week session includes an introduction into stage combat, taught by Jason Paul Tate, certified instructor from the Society of American Fight Directors, in addition to the performing and visual art classes. It culminates with a grand finale stage performance and art exhibition for family and friends on Friday in the Foulds Theatre at the Alliance. Classes throughout the day also include visual art, acting, storytelling and improvisation. The cost is $175 for kids grades kindergarten through sixth. Kids in seventh through twelfth grade can register to be Stars-In-Training for $150. Space is limited. Camp runs 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, with the final performance at 3 p.m. on March 29. Drop off begins at 8:30 a.m. and pick up is between 4 and 4:15 p.m. Post-camp care is available until 5 p.m. for an additional $25 for the week. Contact Rachael Endrizzi at 332-4665 or go to www.floridarepeducation.org. The Alliance for the Arts is at 10091 McGregor Boulevard just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Children perform at a previous camp Through The Years At Lake Kennedy CenterDirector Betty Dentzau and the Act It Out team will be presenting Through The Years on Friday, March 1 and Sunday, March 3, presented by the Lake Kennedy Center in Cape Coral. This original performance promises amazing theatrical twists and turns. It will start by taking the audience back to the honky tonks of the 1890s and move through the speak-easys of the 1920s and 1930s, and then cruise through the decades to the era when disco was all the rage. Come experience music that has touched our lives through the years. The additional fun features of some dancing and comedy makes this show a must see. Tickets are $20 for the dinner show on March 1 (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) and $10 for the matinee show on March 3 (doors open at 1:30 p.m.). For more information or to make reservations, contact the Lake Kennedy Center, located at 400 Santa Barbara Blvd. in Cape Coral, at 574-0575. Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


23 THE RIVER MARCH 1, 2013 The Wit Of Wilde At Gulfshoreby Di SaggauGulflshore Playhouse in Naples is presenting the classic comedy The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde. In 1895, the day before the play opened, a reporter asked Wilde if he expected his play to succeed. Wilde replied, My dear fellow, the play is a success. The only question is whether the audience will be a success. The audience was and the same holds true for audiences at Gulfshore Playhouse. Over a century later, The Importance of Being Earnest still elicits spontaneous laughter, a great testimony to Wildes writing. The first thing you notice when you walk inside the theater is the Victorian set, elegant down to the last detail. Amazingly, the set converts into a beautiful garden setting for the second and third acts. Youll want to watch the stage hands work their artistry. The play centers on Jack Worthing (William Connell), who goes by the name Earnest in town and Jack in the country. His cousin, Algernon Moncrieff (A. J. Shively), is an irresponsible bachelor with a fictitious friend named Bunberry, who is often ill. This comes in handy for Algy when he needs to get away from various social obligations in town. Both have to deal with their double lives catching up to them. They are a pleasure to watch. Jack is in love with Gwendolen (Claire Brownell) and Algy is in love with Cecily (Hanley Smith). Both women are in love with the name Earnest, which presents a problem for the two suitors. All must deal with Algys aunt, the formidable Lady Bracknell (Nick Ullett). Yes, her ladyship is portrayed by a man and Ulletts performance is a triumph of wit and the rigid judgmentalism of the aristocracy. The two leading ladies, Brownell and Smith, have a scene together where their dialogue steals the show. Both are flawless in their roles. Brownells moments playing against Connell are masterful and Smith captures the spirit of a pure and sheltered young girl just dying to do something wicked. Also to be commended for their work are Kate Young as Miss Prism, Tony Triano as the Reverend Chasuble and Cody Nickel in two manservant roles. Their colorful characters add greatly to the play. Another impressive element is the costuming. Everything is specific to the period. I coveted a jeweled purse carried by Lady Bracknell. Kristen Coury can take a bow for her direction of the play. The Importance of Being Earnest lampoons Victorian society with incomparable quips, quotes and comments from one of the wittiest writers who ever lived. It plays through March 3 at Gulfshore Playhouse, located in the Norris Center, 755 8th Avenue South in Naples. For tickets, call 866-811-4111. Fort Myers Beach Art Association ScheduleUpcoming events during the month of March at the Fort Myers Beach Art Association gallery building, located on Donora at the corner of Shell Mound in Fort Myers Beach (unless otherwise noted), are as follows: March 3 Spring Juried Show Gallery Talk, 1 to 2:15 p.m., reception 2:15 to 3 p.m. Sponsored by Fish Tale Marina, Santini Marina Plaza and Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Friends of the Arts. Refreshments.will be served and the event is free. March 7 and 8 Batik class with Florence Zdanowitz, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit www.fortmyersbeachart.com or call 463-3909 for more information March 16 through April 11 Anything Goes Show in Studio I. March 24 Art Bazaar Annual Sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Santini Marina Plaza. April 12 through 18 Tentative dates for Student Scholarship Show with reception on April 14, 2 to 3:30 p.m. To be confirmed. From left, A.J. Shively, William Connell, Hanley Smith and Claire Brownell in Gulfshore Playhouses production of The Importance of Being Earnest The Calendar Girls Hearts Beat Red, White And Blue The Calendar Girls recently attended the Edison Pageant of Light pre-parade party, and took time to pose for a picture with Korean War veteran Don Brink. The Calendar Girls have been supporting veterans through Paws For Patriots since 2006. A program of Southeastern Guide Dogs, based here in Florida, Paws For Patriots gives to veterans at no charge either a guide dog or veteran assistant dog. For additional information about The Calendar Girls, call 850-6010 or visit www. calendargirlsflorida.com. The Calendar Girls posed with Korean War veteran Don Brink at the Edison Pageant of Lights pre-parade party photo by Ron Cox Isabella Rasi 239-246-47161101 Periwinkle Way #105, Sanibel, FL 239-472-0044 ENGEL & VLKERS Excellence in Real Estate A step above! International Client Base 600 Shops Worldwide Multi-Lingual Staff Your success is my aim.


THE RIVER MARCH 1, 201324 Art Of The Olympians Welcomes World Harmony Run To Fort Myers The Art of the Olympians welcomes the World Harmony Run, a torch relay, to Fort Myers. From March 12 to 14, the international running team will visit Lee County schools, culminating in a Grande Finale Celebration at the City of Palms Park (Edison at Broadway) on Friday, March 15 at 5:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. World Harmony Run encourages goodwill, harmony and friendship in some 100 nations throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. The team will visit a dozen schools over three days, giving youth an opportunity to run with the torch and express their own aspirations for peace and harmony. Students are preparing happiness and harmony poetry and drawings and winners will be taken to the United Nations for the International Day of Happiness. All Fort Myers entries will be sent to school children in Kenya to promote goodwill. On March 15 at 5:30 p.m. at the City of Palms Park, Art of the Olympians will host A Moments Peace with noted speakers, local school entertainment and performers with greetings from city and county officials. Admission is free. Cathy Oerter, Chairman of the Board of AOTO and Bob Beamon, CEO of AOTO, received the Torch-Bearer Award from the World Harmony Run last August in New York to acknowledge the work they do to inspire creativity and change through the arts, education and outreach initiatives. AOTO invites Fort Myers to experience the true spirit of Olympic ideals by joining the more than five million people who have participated in the World Harmony Run since 1987 with world figures President Nelson Mandela, President Mikhail Gorbachev, Mother Teresa and people from around the world who have held the torch. The World Harmony Run was inspired by visionary Sri Chinmoy to give citizens a dynamic way to express their hopes and dreams for a more harmonious world. An athlete, philosopher, artist, musician and poet, Sri Chinmoy dedicated his life to advancing the ideals of world harmony. For additional information, visit www.worldharmonyrun.org. The Grand Finale Celebration for the World Harmony Run will take place at City of Palms Park in Fort Myers on March 15 Golf Classic To Benefit Food BankGolfers in Southwest Florida are invited to participate in the third annual Harry Chapin Food Bank Golf Classic being held at Grandezza Golf and Country Club, 11481 Grande Oak Boulevard, Estero. The event will take place on Thursday, May 9. The four-player scramble shotgun start begins at 1:30 p.m., with registration beginning at 12:30 p.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Harry Chapin Food Bank. Golfers, sponsors at all levels and silent auction items are all needed for the event. The $125 cost per player includes green fees with cart, awards and dinner. If youre not a golfer, there are many ways to support this event without actually playing, including auction donations, volunteering and a variety of sponsorships. Every dollar raised at this event enables the food bank to distribute $6 worth of food to those in need. Chairing the golf classic is Noelle Melanson. To register for the classic, to obtain sponsorships, to donate silent or live auction items or to be a volunteer, contact Miriam Pereira, development director, at 334-7007, ext. 127, or at mpereira@harrychapinfoodbank.org. To register online, visit www.harrychapinfoodbank.org. To register by phone, call 334-7007, ext. 127. MOAA March MeetingThe next meeting of the Lee Coast Chapter of MOAA (Military Officers Association or America) will be held on Monday, March 11 beginning at 6 p.m. at Crown Colony Golf and Country Club, 8851 Crown Colony Blvd. in Fort Myers. The guest speaker will be Thomas L. Eastwood, a retired IRS official and former special agent for ATF and DOD. He enjoys helping people avoid problems with the most loathed, feared and misunderstood agency, his former employer, the IRS. He also lectures on counterintelligence, espionage and interrogations. Eastwood is an interesting speaker. Former, retired or active duty uniformed officers who are interested in joining MOAA should contact Joe Smaha at 395-0776 for membership information. Dbt Dbt Pnn Dfrt Pnn Dfrt Pnt Pnt Cnnt Cnnt Rt Rt Cnf Cnf F Ett F Ett L Wb L Wb Mb, Mb Mb, Mb Cnft O Pt Cnft O Pt A Sn A Sn PAVERS PAVERS GIGI GIGI D Gbtn, I. D Gbtn, I. 239-541-7282 www.gigicompanies.com 239-541-7282 www.gigicompanies.com Or Visit Our Showroom Or Visit Our Showroom Lic.# S3-12238


25 THE RIVER MARCH 1, 2013 Red Sox Celebrity Golf Classic Raises Millions For Childrens Hospitalby Ed FrankThe campaign to build a new Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida received a big boost last week from the 20th annual Boston Red Sox Celebrity Classic. When all receipts are tallied, more than $1 million most likely will have been raised through this multi-day event, the longest running of its kind in the area. The 20-year commitment by the Red Sox organization to this cause has resulted in nearly $9 million in donations. The sold-out celebrity golf event last week at the Forest Country Club in Fort Myers capped a week of volunteer efforts by Red Sox players and personnel in which they also helped Habitat For Humanity rehabilitate a home, worked with Harlem Heights children on their homework and craft projects, filled backpacks with food items for students at Treeline Elementary School and packaged food items at the Harry Chapin Food Bank. For many years, we have supported various fundraisers in Southwest Florida and two years ago, we began adding additional activities to highlight the good work of organizations in Lee County that every day are serving people here who are most in need, said Katie Haas, director of Florida business operations. More than 250 golfers along with Red Sox players and a host of celebrities participated in the fundraiser, with Naples businessman Jack Blais matching the donations. The goal is to build a new 128-bed pediatric health care facility to be named the Golisano Childrens Hospital after philanthropist Tom Golisano. If $20 million is raised by May 2014, he will match that amount. Last year was the first year that the Red Sox Celebrity Classic topped $1 million a figure that likely will be topped this year. The popularity of the event has limited participants to 260 golfers, according to Chairman Ron McEwan. Although there are two 18-hole courses at the Forest Country Club, when more than 300 played in the past, some didnt finish until dark, he said. The dedication and commitment to community service by the two Major League teams that train here the Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins add a significant economic dimension to the importance of spring training to Southwest Florida. photo caption Kyle Gibsons Long Recovery From Arm Injury Has Him Competing For A Starting Role With 2013 Twinsby Ed FrankWhen youre selected as the No. 1 pick in the Major League Baseball draft with a signing bonus of more than $2 million, only to suffer a serious arm injury in your second year of professional play, your world suddenly changes to one of arduous, grueling rehabilitation. This is the story of Kyle Gibson, a strapping 6-foot, 6-inch right-hander and a top prospect of the Minnesota Twins who is competing for a starting role this season. Drafted in 2009 with the 22nd pick in the first round, the Indiana native advanced quickly in 2010 from the Fort Myers Miracle (Class A) to Triple A Rochester, where he was named the Twins Minor League Pitcher of the Year. But after starting 18 games for Rochester in 2011, an elbow injury ended his season, resulting in Tommy John surgery. The operation was performed by Dr. David Alcheck, the physician for the New York Mets, and a few weeks later, Gibson was back here in Fort Myers to begin his long road of rehab at the Twins training facility. Fortunately, there were no setbacks, but it was hard work day after day, he said. Less than a year after his September 2011, surgery, Gibson was back on the mound, starting nine games for the rookie level Gulf Coast Twins, two games for the Miracle and two games for Rochester. But he was limited to just 27 innings of pitching. After a successful stint in the 2012 Arizona Fall League, where he started six games, Gibson was named to the Twins 40-man Major League roster last November. Twins General Manager Terry Ryan said last week that the 25-year-old Gibson is definitely in the mix for a spot on the five-man starting rotation, but much depends on his progress during spring training. Im not afraid of competition. I like it. Competition is what makes you all the better, Gibson said last week in an interview. The lack of effecting starting pitching was a major factor in the Twins dismal 2012 season, where they finished 66-96, the worst record in the American League. As a result, Ryan has brought a staggering 35 pitchers to spring training, more than half of the 67 players assigned to camp. Gibson was drafted No. 1 by the Twins four years ago after three years of all-star pitching for the University of Missouri. Baseball America, the Bible of baseball, ranks Gibson as the fourth best prospect in the Twins organization and possessing the best slider in their entire organization. The long road back from Tommy John surgery is one of not only dedicated hard work, but one also of caution. You have to learn to pace yourself, but my arm today feels stronger than ever, he said. Nevertheless, the Twins limited his Arizona Fall League pitching to five innings in a game, or about 75 pitches. A native of Greenfield, Indiana, Gibson and his wife, Elizabeth, a college sweetheart, have made their home here in Fort Myers in order to be close to the Twins training facilities. Of course, the opportunity to play year-round golf here might have also played a factor in choosing this area as home for Gibson, a 10-handicapper. If the talented Gibson does not make the Twins 25-man roster for the seasons start, he likely will begin the year at Triple-A Rochester. But barring a setback or injury, its a good bet he will be called up to the big show sometime during the 2013 season. Those days, weeks and months of grueling rehab will pay big dividends for both Gibson and the Twins when he takes the mound in a Major League uniform. Everblades Drop Pair To Evansville Last Weekend The last place Evansville IceMen defeated the Florida Everblades twice last weekend, dropping the local hockey team into a fifth-place tie in the ECHL Eastern Conference. The losses included a 21-round shootout loss last Friday at Germain Arena with 42 players participating in the shootout to tie an ECHL record. Florida is home again this weekend at Germain, hosting Gwinnett tonight, Friday, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 7 p.m. Kyle Gibson From page 1Womens Fishing Eventfrom conservation, release techniques, inshore and kayak fishing and how to fillet the catch. Segments are taught by experienced local anglers. It will be followed by a silent auction, raffle and happy hour at a nearby establishment. The Bait Box on Sanibel is donating four castnets and will give instruction on castnet throwing and kayak fishing. Optional fishing from boats and kayaks is available on Sunday at an extra cost. Early registration is $59. For further registration information or to book a Sunday fishing trip, log onto www. ladiesletsgofishing,com or call 954-4759068.


THE RIVER MARCH 1, 201326 Bank Presents Check To Help Local EntrepreneursFlorida Community Bank presented a check for $6,600 to The Goodwill Southwest Florida MicroEnterprise Institute on February 13. Goodwills MicroEnterprise Institute provides small business training for individuals with low-to-moderate income or those who are otherwise disadvantaged. The money will sponsor three six-week classes. It is wonderful that Florida Community Bank has chosen to be a part of the MicroEnterprise program, said Madison Mitchell, spokesperson for Goodwill. Their support of the MicroEnterprise Institute really shows Florida Community Banks dedication to the community. MicroEnterprise participants complete a six-week training course made up of threehour classes which are held two nights a week. Mentors work directly with participants to help these potential small business owners prepare a business plan. Since the launch of the program in 2010, 109 entrepreneurs have graduated from the program. Success can be contagious, said program graduate Kandace Nelson-Simmons. The MicroEnterprise class has given me confidence in what I want to do and direction in what I want to pursue. At the end of the six-week program, graduates have the opportunity to apply for microloans to help launch their new business ventures. Program managers hope that by providing small business training and avenues for funding, The Goodwill Southwest Florida MicroEnterprise Institute will spark economic growth in the community. The MicroEnterprise Institute is having a direct impact in the Southwest Florida community, continues Mitchell. graduates are currently operating their own businesses. Because of partner organizations like Florida Community Bank, we are able to expand our programs. We truly appreciate their involvement. The next MicroEnterprise class starts in Port Charlotte on February 28. Persons interested in applying to the Southwest Florida MicroEnterprise project, or who would like to mentor future small business owners, may call 995-2106 ext. 2219. Visit www. goodwillswfl.org/microenterprise for more information. Florida Community Bank presents check to Goodwill MicroEnterprise Institute Lapi Is Selected 2012 Citizen Of The YearThe Lee County Board of County Commissioners has selected Tony Lapi as the recipient of the Paulette Burton Citizen of the Year Award for 2012. The announcement was made at the boards February 19 meeting. Lapi has served on several committees for Visit Florida and most recently served as the chair of the organizations executive committee from June 2011 to June 2012. He is also a current ex officio board member of the Lee County Tourist Development Council. His business leadership has earned him the Horizon Council Award, Sanibel and Captiva Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Award, a Flagler Award, and the Gordon Schopfer Lifetime Achievement Award. This dedicated community leader enthusiastically donates his time and leadership serving on boards of the Sanibel and Captiva Chamber of Commerce, Sanibel Community Association, United Way of Lee County, Charitable Foundation of the Islands, Florida Gulf Coast University Hospitality School, and Captiva Civic Association. He is a United Way Alexis De Tocqueville Society Member and has been honored with numerous awards and recognitions for his community service. Lapi is known as a hard working leader with a keen sense of humor and entrepreneurial spirit who gives generously to those in need. An outstanding role model and business leader, he is duly recognized by the Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida as an outstanding Laureate for the 2011 Business Hall of Fame, Lee County. The runners up were also acknowledged at the board meeting. They included David Dutrieux and Susan Moore, both of Fort Myers. The Burton Citizen of the Year award was created in 1991 in honor of Mrs. Burton, who died tragically in an automobile accident. Mrs. Burton, a long-time Sanibel resident and government watchdog, spent many years serving as a voice of the people to the Lee County Board of County Commissioners as well as playing an active role in Sanibel politics. Tony Lapi White House Black Market Sponsors TeaPACE Center For Girls of Lee County has announced that womens specialty retailer White House/Black Market has signed on for its fifth year as the title sponsor of the Grande Dames Tea for 2013, which will honor three more of our communitys most revered women. Other major sponsors include the Broadway Palm, Edison National Bank and The News-Press Media Group. The honorees for 2013 are Thelma Hodges of Naples, Helen ORourke McClary of Matlacha and Ettie Francis Walsh of Fort Myers. The Grande Dames Tea will take place on Friday, March 15 at the Broadway Palm on Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers from 1 to 3 p.m. Mei-Mei Chan, News-Press Media Group President and Publisher, will once again serve as mistress of ceremonies. Seats may be reserved online at www. pacecenter.org/lee or by calling 4252366 ext. 25. The Grande Dames Tea was originated by PACE Center For Girls of Lee County to honor women who have played major roles in Southwest Florida history through decades of service, philanthropy and helping others. The theme is The Wisdom of Age Honoring the Female Spirit. The first Grande Dames to be honored in 2009 were Berne Davis, Eleanore Kleist and Barbara B. Mann. The 2010 honorees were Jeanne Bochette, Helen Hendry and Veronica Shoemaker. The 2011 Grande Dames were Myra Daniels, Kathleen Nealon and Mimi Straub and last years honorees were Michel Doherty, Mavis Stinson Miller and Anna Boots Tolles. For more information about this event, visit www.pacecenter.org/lee. Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email press@riverweekly.com Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


27 THE RIVER MARCH 1, 2013 Goodwills e-Commerce Surpasses $2 Million In SalesGoodwill Industries of Southwest Floridas E-Commerce department surpassed the $2 million mark in sales in 2012. The organization, which assists people with disabilities and disadvantages, has witnessed steady growth in E-Commerce since starting the division in 2001. We saw growth throughout the years but, then we made a few changes in 2011, says Jorge Varona, Goodwills e-books manager. Since then, E-Commerce has grown over 348 percent. We attribute this growth to more people going online to shop as well as a very hard working and dedicated staff. E-Commerce encompasses Goodwills online sales site, ShopGoodwill.com, which sells donated merchandise through an auction-formatted website. The site is made up of several participating Goodwill locations across the country, and features high-end or unique merchandise. E-Commerce also oversees the sale of e-books, which sells donated books on various internet websites, and Goodwills Computer Refurbishing program which confidentially purges information from donated computers and then resells them. The revenue from Goodwills Retail & Donation Centers and E-Commerce support Goodwills various programs and services which include the Goodwill L.I.F.E. Academy, a charter school for students with developmental disabilities, Goodwill Job-Link Centers, which provide individuals with employment assistance and family strengthening tools, and The Goodwill SWFL MicroEnterprise Institute, which helps low to moderate-income aspiring entrepreneurs build and grow their small-business plans. Its wonderful to see a department thriving like E-Commerce, said Madison Mitchell, a Goodwill spokesperson. Increased revenue means we can assist more people in the community. Because of growth like this, we were able to help over 30,000 people in Southwest Florida in 2012. An increase in revenue also means job creation. In 2008, there were six employees in E-Commerce now; there are 26 including multiple employees with disabilities and former Goodwill Achievers of the Year John Devereaux (1996) and Amy Ofenbeck (2005). We are looking forward to 2013, continues Varona. We will focus on expanding our online sites where we sell our items, like craigslist and E-bay. We will also focus on expanding our sales of fine jewelry, computers, and electronics.Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc. serves Collier, Charlotte, Lee, Hendry and Glades counties. Goodwills mission is to assist people with disabilities and disadvantages overcome their barriers to employment and independence. For more information about Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, visit www.goodwillswfl.org. 2012 brings continued growth for Goodwills online sales Two employees preparing to ship items A student at the Goodwill L.I.F.E. Academy, a charter school for students with developmental disabilities Tan by day. Rattan by night. www.furniture-world.net239.489.3311FREE DELIVERY FREE SET UP FREE REMOVAL Furniture to t your Florida lifestyle San Carlos


THE RIVER MARCH 1, 201328 Financial FocusHigher IRA Contribution Limits In Placeby Jennifer BaseyFor the first time since 2008, contribution limits have risen for one of the most popular retirement savings vehicles available: the IRA. This means youve got a greater opportunity to put more money away for your golden years. Effective earlier this year, you can now put up to $5,500 (up from $5,000 in 2012) in a traditional or Roth IRA when you make your 2013 contribution. And if youre 50 or older, you can put in an additional $1,000 above the new contribution limit. Over time, the extra sums from the higher contribution limits can add up. Consider this example: If you put in $5,000 per year to an IRA for 30 years, and you earned a hypothetical seven percent per year, youd wind up with slightly over $505,000. But if you contributed $5,500 per year for those same 30 years, and earned that same seven percent per year, youd accumulate almost $556,000 about $51,000 more than with the lower contribution limit. Keep in mind that if you have invested the above amounts in a traditional, taxdeferred IRA, youll be taxed on your withdrawals at your ordinary income tax rate. With a Roth IRA, your contributions are made with after-tax funds, but your withdrawals have the potential to be taxfree provided youve had your account at least five years and dont start taking withdrawals until youre 59. (Not everyone is eligible to contribute to a Roth IRA, as income limits apply.) If you have an IRA, you already know its advantages. If you arent investing in an IRA, you should be aware of these key benefits: Tax-deferred growth A traditional IRA can provide tax-deferred growth while a Roth IRA can potentially grow tax-free, provided you meet the conditions described above. To get a sense of just how valuable these tax advantages are, consider this example: If you put $5,500 per year (the new IRA maximum) for 30 years into a hypothetical investment that earned seven percent a year, but on which you paid taxes every year (at the 25 percent tax bracket), youd end up with slightly more than $401,000 about $155,000 less than what youd accumulate in an IRA. As mentioned above, you will eventually have to pay taxes on your traditional IRA withdrawals, but by the time you do, you might be in a lower tax bracket. Furthermore, depending on your income level, some of your contributions to a traditional IRA may be tax-deductible. (Roth IRA contributions are not deductible.) Variety of investment options You can invest your funds within your IRA in many types of investments: stocks, bonds, certificates of deposit (CDs), U.S. Treasury securities and so on. In fact, within your IRA, you can create a mix of investments that are suitable for your risk tolerance, time horizon and long-term goals. Of course, investing always carries some risks, including loss of principal but the risk of not investing may be greater, in terms of not having enough assets for retirement. Heres one more point to keep in mind: The earlier in the year you max out on your IRA contributions, the more time youll give your account to potentially grow. By reaching the new, higher contribution limits, and by fully funding your IRA as early in each year as possible, you can help yourself take full advantage of this powerful retirement savings tool. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jennifer.basey@edwardjones.com. Development CityYear BuiltSquare FootageListing PriceSelling PriceDays on Market Quail West Naples2002 8,377 2,850,0002,382,000 115 Ibis Cove at Bonita BayBonita Springs1996 3,879 1,399,0001,335,000 56 Grandezza Estero2003 3,368 839,000735,000 522 Island Park WoodlandFort Myers1991 6,792 750,000717,500 13Grande EstatesEstero2006 3,182 749,000690,000 85 Savona Cape Coral2002 3,096 699,900675,000 47 Cape Coral Cape Coral2006 2,579 679,000640,000 49 Cape Coral Cape Coral2001 2,444 549,900522,000 77 Cape Coral Cape Coral1964 1,297 499,900500,000 11 Cape Coral Cape Coral1995 4,735 515,000495,000 73Courtesy of Royal Shell Real EstateTop 10 Real Estate Sales Sirmans Joins Progressive Builders StaffSheri Sirmans has joined Progressive Builders, Inc. as an interior designer. Sirmans is a native of Fort Myers and a graduate of Florida State University, where she received her bachelors degree in interior design. She also trained in Paris, France where she studied French architecture. She is a licensed interior designer in the state of Florida and has been practicing for over 25 years in Naples, Sanibel Island and Fort Myers. Previous work experience includes commercial and residential interiors, ranging from large hospitals and country clubs to condominium projects. Sirmans will be working with clients to assist in interior design and space planning, as well as the selection of finishes and furnishings to ensure every project exceeds client expectations. Other responsibilities will include project management and coordination. Sirmans has been an active community volunteer in several Southwest Florida youth sports organizations such as Fort Myers Little League and Strikers Soccer League. Scholarship Applications Due March 29The BIG ARTS Scholarship Award Program is now accepting applications for The Robert Rauschenberg Scholarship and The Patricia Thurber Scholarship Trust. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 29. Students who have professional goals to pursue visual arts, music, dance, theater, literary arts or film are invited to apply for one of the awards. Funds may be used for an educational institutions tuition, books, art supplies and equipment. A scholarship committee will consider funding for, but not limited to, tuition associated with any artsrelated degree or advanced workshops. Applicants are eligible to apply if they meet any of the following criteria: High school senior planning to study the arts Student currently enrolled in accredited undergraduate or graduate programs And also must meet one of the following criteria: Current resident of Sanibel or Captiva for at least two years Currently employed on Sanibel or Captiva (or have a parent employed) for at least two years Current member of BIG ARTS for two years (one year for students) Current resident of Lee County Applications are available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road. All application materials and complete scholarship program information may also be downloaded online at www.BIGARTS. org/scholar.php. Scholarship inquiries may be e-mailed to BIG ARTS at info@ BIGARTS.org. continued on page 32 Sheri Sirmans


29 THE RIVER MARCH 1, 2013 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, I have two children, a 7and 9-year-old. They are quite happy to stay inside after school and play computer games or watch TV. I think they should go outside and play, but they are good students and great kids and I know they need to relax after school. Are there any guidelines about outdoor time and computer time that might give me some perspective? Jeanine S., Fort Myers BeachJeanine, Its very important for kids have well balanced activities in their lives. Too much of anything usually does not bode well. Generally speaking, the recommendations for school aged children is for a minimum of 60 minutes per day of moderate-to vigorous physical activity. The guideline for screen-time viewing (computer, video, TV, etc.,) is a maximum of two hours per day. The Journal of American Pediatrics recently reviewed a study to determine if the general population was actually meeting these guidelines. They used data collected from the 2009-2010 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey that included 1,218 children from ages six to 11 and from a cross section of race/ethnicity, sex, income and family structure. The survey revealed that overall, 70 percent of children met physical activity recommendations, and 54 percent met screen-time viewing recommendations. Approximately 4 out of 10 children met both guidelines. Older children were less likely to meet the physical activity recommendation than younger children. So what does this information mean? It contains both good and bad news. Its great that 70 percent of children are getting adequate physical activity. We know that adequate physical activity is critical for both physical and intellectual development and growth. The bad news is that it seems that our children as a whole are spending too much time in front of a screen whether it be TV, computer or video. Its so easy and inviting to stay in front of a computer screen or just watch TV. Hours can slip by without anyone taking account of them. Overall, we are not providing any additional benefits to our kids by allowing them unlimited time on these devices. With younger children you might consider making screen-time contingent on playing outdoors first. They dont necessarily need organized sports to get this exercise. Just staying in the yard or the neighborhood can provide such activities like walking, swimming, biking, playing ball, or even outdoor games like tag are activities that children use for physical play. If your children go to an afterschool care program, you can discuss this request for physical playtime with the leaders there and ask that they be allowed to play first before they do any video games or homework. It may be harder to encourage older children to get enough physical activity. They might benefit more from organized sports with arranged practices for exercise. Build an awareness of screen time. Ask your children how they are going to spend their two screen hours watching favorite programs, playing favorite games? Its important for children to make conscious choices about their activities so they can begin to learn how to prioritize their time and learn how to make good choices. 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. Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted By Uncommon FriendsApplications for 2013 Uncommon Friends Foundation scholarships, honoring deserving individuals who have a financial need and the potential to succeed in school, are available now. Students in Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Glades and Hendry counties are eligible to apply. Completed applications are due by April 1. The recipients of the scholarships will be announced on June 6 at the foundations Uncommon Evening, being held this year at the Burroughs Home in Fort Myers. Since 1998, the foundation has provided scholarships to more than 320 individuals who have demonstrated the personal traits of the five unique men and their wives James D. Newton wrote about in his book, Uncommon Friends. His uncommon friends were Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone, Dr. Alexis Carrel and Charles Lindbergh and their wives. Scholarship categories include the following: The Special Recognition scholarship is awarded to an individual who has financial need, the desire and potential to succeed in school, and possesses positive character traits. High Tech Center scholarships provide assistance with tuition, books, and supplies for one term at High Tech Center. There are no age requirements for this scholarship. Florida Prepaid College Foundation scholarships provide scholarships for college tuition and local fees to ninth grade students who contract to succeed in high school, say free of drugs and crime, and fulfill other scholarship conditions. The Boy Scouts of America scholarship helps pay for books for the first semester of college. The Edison College Single Parent scholarship provides assistance to single parents who have overcome extraordinary obstacles in furthering their education and in gaining skills to enter the workforce. The Future Teacher scholarship is awarded to students matriculated in a program leading to a degree in education. The Lee County Bar Association scholarship is for students matriculated in a program leading to a degree in law to assist with the tuition, books, and supplies at any Florida college/university. The Uncommon Friends Foundation, a not for profit 501(c)3 organization established in 1993, is dedicated to lifelong character building among todays youth and business leaders. Its mission is to promote character education in schools, business ethics in the workplace and historic preservation of the Burroughs Home and James Newton Archives. For more information, call 337-9505 or visit www.uncommonfriends,org. A Day At Ave Maria UniversityExplore Ave Maria University on March 14 in a trip presented by Lake Kennedy Senior Center. This university, located in Southwest Florida, is a city unto itself. It is an academic institution that is deeply rooted in the Catholic faith and is committed to offering one of the finest classical liberal arts curricula available. In addition, it offers opportunities for specialized study in all of the sciences, social sciences and humanities. Trip activities include breakfast at Skillets restaurant in Bonita Springs, an historical trolley tour of the Ave Town and personal time for shopping and siteseeing. There will be time for those interested in attending Mass service as well. The cost is $40 per member and $45 per non-member. Preregistration is required by March 8. Contact Lake Kennedy Senior Center at 574-0575 for more information. Pellecchia Named To Deans ListLauren Pellecchia of Fort Myers, a member of the Class of 2013, has been named to the Deans List for the Fall 2012 semester at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York. She is majoring in psychology and special education. Program For PreschoolersAttention, mothers. You can have three hours for yourself and we will take care of your children. The Lee County Parks & Recreation Moms Morning Out program will take place on Friday, May 10, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. It will include games inside, play time, short movies, snacks, playground, arts & crafts and a fun time with music. There is a $10 registration fee. Ages: 3 to 5 years old. Potty training is required. The Alva Community Center address is 21471 N. River Road, Alva. For more information visit www.leeparks.org or call Sandra at 728-2882. Alzheimers Center ScholarshipsThe Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center is currently accepting scholarship applications from local Lee County high school seniors for their Scholarship Award Program. This is the eleventh year the Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center has offered scholarships to college-bound students who have had a personal experience with someone suffering from Alzheimers disease or a related disorder. Seniors from local high schools are invited to submit an application for a $1,000 scholarship. Each applicant is asked to write a narrative about his/her positive experience with a family member or friend who is affected by Alzheimers disease or dementia. A panel of advisory board members of the Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center will review the applications focusing on the narrative as well as the students volunteer experience and future goals. Completed applications, including letters of recommendation, must be postmarked by March 31, 2013. Recipients will be announced in May. To obtain an application, students can call the Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center at 437-3007 or visit www. alzheimersswfl.org. The Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center, a local United Way partner agency, provides informational, educational and supportive assistance to individuals with Alzheimers disease and related disorders and their caregivers in Lee County. For more information, the Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center can be contacted at 437-3007. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


THE RIVER MARCH 1, 201330 deaRPharmacistEchinacea Helps Ward Off The Common Coldby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: Ive got a cold, and Ive sneezed about a hundred times today! Should I start taking echinacea, and will it help me with the sneezing? AT, Sanibel Its the season for the common cold with over one billion cases of it in the United States each year. Sneezing is perhaps the most annoying symptom of all. Most people dont realize sneezing is actually your neurological process. Dust, a change in temperature, or even a bright light cause impulses to build up in the sneezing center of the brain. Signals are then transmitted to nerve endings and ahh choo, the reflex of a sneeze occurs. Its actually a protective mechanism for your body. Tell that to the person who gets wet from your spewing mucus, right? Most gesundheits clock in around 35 miles per hour! And no, echinacea wont stop sneezing, but it does have other virtues. Dont be terribly quick to cool a fever, its your bodys way of heating up the germs to kill them. Prevention is ideal. Stop touching germy objects such as doorknob, cell phone or escalator and staircase handrails. Airports, subways, malls and pharmacies are loaded with germs because so many people frequent it. I recommend gloves when you frequent these places. Think of it as a fashion statement for your immune system. Medicine helps. If you have a stuffy nose, pseudoephedrine is helpful, or a nasal spray. For a non-productive cough, dextromethorphan can help. If you have a runny nose, diphenhydramine can be taken at bedtime, or loratadine for a non-drowsy option. Remember, over-thecounter drugs dont shorten duration, but they do ease symptoms. Echinacea purpurea is a perennial flower native to eastern North America that wakes up the immune system to help you fight infections. Weve just learned that daily consumption of echinacea may help stave off the common cold. A large study done by Cardiff University in the United Kingdom demonstrated that taking echinacea for four months significantly decreases your likelihood of catching cold; it may also shave time off your illness by 26 percent. The study also showed that these preventive effects continued to increase with regular echinacea consumption, something that is new to our thinking. You see, many clinicians think echinacea is best when cycled for a few weeks on, then a few weeks off (as opposed to taking it routinely). Ask your doctor if echinacea is right for you, and what your dose should be. For immune system maintenance, you might see doses around 300 mg twice per day. You can also drink echinacea tea for a lower dose. Keep in mind, some people are allergic to this botanical class, and also, echinacea is rarely recommended for people with auto-immune disorders as it can trigger flare-ups. So, as flu and cold season continues, consider echinacea as well as probiotics, which improve your bodys own natural killer cells. Naturally, vitamin C and zinc should be part of your arsenal. 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. Alzheimers Support GroupA support group specifically for adults who have a parent with Alzheimers disease or a related disorder will meet at the Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center, 12468 Brantley Commons Court in Fort Myers. Interested caregivers may attend the next meeting on Tuesday, March 5 at 6:15 p.m. The focus of this support group meeting is issues, concerns, and questions adult children face as they provide care to a parent with memory loss or strive to learn more about Alzheimers disease. The group is open to all interested individuals at no charge. The Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center, a United Way partner agency, provides informational, educational, and supportive assistance to individuals with Alzheimers disease and related disorders and their caregivers. Support group meetings, sponsored by the Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center, are held each month on the first Tuesday at 6:15 p.m. For more information, the Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center can be contacted at 437-3007. Mom And Me by Lizzie and PryceLizzie and Pryce answer your questions and give advice about aging concerns from a two-generational perspective. A mother and daughter team, Lizzie is a retired RN and health educator, and Pryce is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice who specializes in the care of elders and people with chronic illnesses. Dear Mom & Me, My timing was bad, so I sat in the hotel lobby waiting to attend my muchanticipated class reunion. I noticed a few people in wheelchairs and others using walkers and canes go through the lobby, but they werent my old pals and nobody spoke to me, so I just waited for an hour. Upstairs I went, down the hall, and there were the walkers and wheelchairs in our assigned dining room. Some had severe arthritis, others had noticeable memory loss and others did not seem to know where they were or how they got there. I was saddened to see our once-vibrant class star, who became a Supreme Court judge, unable to control his movements and slobbering on his tie and not being able to engage in conversation. I stayed only a short time. It had a dreadful emotional effect on me. I left drained and saddened. I will never attend another reunion. I will stay at home, look through my yearbook pictures and remember our class when we were all active, vibrant graduate students. Do you know of other people having similar reactions? Reg Dear Reg, Many people never go to their class reunions for that and other personal reasons. They want to remember things as they were, or as they think they were. I recently heard about a class of 24 men who had recently celebrated their 50th reunion. Four of the class had died, but all 20 of the remaining group appeared. They had some illnesses of course, but their illnesses were controlled by modern medicine and they were enjoying life. There had been no divorces, and all had married by the time they were 23. This is, of course, most unusual and I think very remarkable. Your experience and the above story I think are the extremes; the rest fall somewhere in between. After you get over your sadness, you may change your mind and be invigorated to go to the next reunion knowing what to expect. Lizziecontinued on page 32 Alzheimers Caregivers Support MeetingsThe Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center offers monthly support group meetings for caregivers throughout Lee County and neighboring areas. The caregivers support group meetings include an opportunity for caregivers to meet others who are facing similar challenges and to learn more about Alzheimers disease and effective coping strategies. Select meeting locations feature a guest speaker as well as an informal time for sharing. Fort Myers Tuesday, March 12, 2 p.m., Broadway Community Church, 3309 Broadway Avenue. Wednesday, March 13, 9:45 a.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church, 9065 Ligon Court. Wednesday, March 27, 9:45 a.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church, 9065 Ligon Court. Safe Administration of Medications Speaker: Jo Stecher, PhD, RN, CCTC. Wednesday, March 20, 10 a.m., Fort Myers Congregational United Church of Christ, 8210 College Parkway. North Fort Myers Thursday, March 28, 2 p.m., Pine Lakes Country Club, 10200 Pine Lakes Boulevard (3.5 miles north of the Shell Factory on U.S. 41) Cape Coral Thursday, March 7, 2 p.m., Gulf Coast Village, 1333 Santa Barbara Boulevard. Thursday, March 21, 2 p.m., Gulf Coast Village, 1333 Santa Barbara Boulevard, Safe Administration of Medications Speaker: Jo Stecher, PhD, RN, CCTC. Pine Island Thursday, March 7, 10:30 a.m., Pine Island United Methodist, 5701 Pine Island Road, Bokeelia. Lehigh Acres Monday, March 18, 2 p.m., Lehigh Acres United Way House, 201 Plaza Drive Suite 3. Bonita Springs Monday, March 25, 10:30 a.m. Hope Lutheran Church, 25999 Old 41. Sanibel Wednesday, March 27, 1:30 p.m., Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, 2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Labelle Wednesday, March 6, 1 p.m., First Christian Church, 89 Ford Avenue, Labelle. For more information, contact the Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center, 12468 Brantley Commons Court in Fort Myers. Call 437-3007 or visit www.alzheimersswfl.org. Long Term Care Support GroupA support group specifically for families of nursing home and assisted living facility residents will meet on Tuesday, March 19 at 10 a.m. at the Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center, 12468 Brantley Commons Court in Fort Myers. The focus of this support group meeting is issues, concerns and questions continued on page 32 Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


31 THE RIVER MARCH 1, 2013 Dr. DaveASAby Dr. Dave HepburnCome to grandpa, little guy, cmon, cmon weegeebeewockawockabeebebbeTHWAAAAACK!! OK, Asa, that poker really hurt grandpa, see the layers of peeled skin. My other grandkids love me, I know this by the way they curl up in my lap and whisper in my ear, Got any spare change, old fella? But grandson number three, Asa, is skittish of me, perhaps something to do with the time I dropped him off the back of the Harley. (It wasnt that far a fall, only a couple of feet, though I think his mom was upset about the 90 mph thing). Regardless, I am now Asa-resistant. You too may be ASA-resistant and that would also be a bad thing. Apparently, several billion of us take a daily ASA (aspirin) because we seem to remember Dr. Phil or Dick Butkus report that people who take an 81 mg aspirin each day have less strokes, less heart attacks, pay less taxes and can throw large footballs through small tires. And they are, in fact, correct. But hold on. It turns out that many of you who take a daily ASA are wasting your time, money and possibly your health. Some 15 to 40 percent of the population may be ASA-resistant, meaning that aspirin doesnt offer you the protection of blood thinning it is meant to. For some, taking aspirin may be as useless as a bikini boutique in Baghdad. It may even be harmful. In some really recent relevant research, ASA has been shown to be completely ineffective in a significant proportion of the population. It doesnt deactivate those notorious clot-formers known as platelets. But this population continues taking the aspirin, thinking they are protecting themselves from the disasters that are strokes and heart attacks. Blood thinning is so essential that all patients who have had heart attacks or strokes, or those who plan to, are placed on aspirin and/or Plavix. Stu was a classic suburban guy who drove a classic Suburban, often to the video store around the corner, preceded by a stop at McWendys, habits that tend to create the 45-year-old heart-attack-inwaiting North American male, the crown prince of angioplasties. At the behest of his wife, Stu took a baby ASA every day, which, of course, protected him from, well it turns out nothing. One morning (most heart attacks occur at 8 a.m., which is why I advise always setting your alarm for 8:30), he noticed a pressure sensation in his chest. He was sweating more than he normally did during his morning exercises of opening the sports section and tying up his shoes. An hour later, he was sporting a revealing lovely spring fashion hospital gown while lying on the cold table in the cath lab, awaiting his angioplasty. Bill, weve got a Big Mac plaque attack in cath lab 3. On any meds? Just 81mg ASA. Ouch, that puts him at higher risk if hes on ASA and still had an MI. Must be a bad one. Maybe, or maybe hes just resistant to the ASA. As it turned out, Stu was in fact resistant to ASA, and the only thing it was doing for him was giving him a false sense of security, which he used to continue to abuse his coronary arteries. He was woefully mistaken and now faces life as a cardiac cripple. I would urge those who take aspirin to continue to do so if your doctor has suggested it. But you might want to find out if it is doing any good or if, in fact, you are resistant to it. If so, your options include switching to a different anti-platelet agent such as Plavix. This little drug is so effective at preventing killer clots that, if youve not had a heart attack or stroke, I suggest it is worth getting one just so you can see how well it works. Though a tad more expensive than aspirin, it is a tad cheaper than angioplasty and stroke rehab. After all, you want to be around to strap your grandkids into the sidecar. 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THE RIVER MARCH 1, 201332 From page 10Senior SymposiumAt Seniors Blue Book, we feel it is our responsibility to compile vital information in an orderly, concise manner, and keep it updated and accurate for seniors and their families, said Suzanne Abercrombie, associate publisher of Seniors Blue Book. Weve been doing just that for 20 years. Im proud to say we have continued to grow even during the fragile economy of the past few years. The Seniors Blue Book is updated twice a year. It is available free at over 620 locations, including most Walgreens. An A-to-Z directory of services, it is a useful resource for seniors and their families. In addition to educational articles, you will find information for all senior housing and health at home options. Visit www.seniorsbluebook.com for more information. To learn more about Shell Point, visit www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-7801131. From page 28ApplicationsAll application materials are due to BIG ARTS no later than Friday, March 28. For further information about the BIG ARTS Scholarship Award Program, to sign up for workshops, or to become a member, stop by BIG ARTS; call 3950900; e-mail info@BIGARTS.org; or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. From page 30Mom And MeDear Reg, For many, unlike the social hype, reunions (like the holidays) are difficult filled with stress, anger and old losses and hurts revisited. Until we recognize that reunions are difficult, reunion-goers will not only feel badly but also guilty because they feel bad and disappointed. So, I want to correct the record reunions are tough. I am sorry you had a tough time. It is heart wrenching to see folks you knew once, vibrant and young, challenged with health difficulties. It is part of life and things do change. If an affair like this upsets you, do as you say, and do not go again. The lesson I see in your experience is to take each day as a gift and live your life well because no one knows what the future holds. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. From page 30Support Groupfamilies face as they cope with placing a loved one in a long-term care facility. The group is open to all interested families of nursing home or assisted living residents at no charge. The Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center, a United Way partner agency, provides informational, educational and supportive assistance to individuals with Alzheimers disease and related disorders and their caregivers. For more information, the Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center can be contacted at 437-3007. The Womens Fund Appoints Two To BoardAmanda Cross and G. Helen Athan have joined the board of directors of The Womens Fund of Southwest Florida. Both new directors bring extensive experience to the board and a passion for supporting womens issues. Athan is a shareholder of Grant Fridkin Pearson, PA in Naples and has practiced law in Southwest Florida since 1989. She has an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell and is listed in Best Lawyers in America. She has extensive experience in all aspects of commercial and residential real estate law, including acquisition, development, financing, title and leasing, and business organizations and transactions. Her community involvement includes: Education Foundation of Collier County, Inc., former member of the board of directors and conversation leader for Connect NOW Initiative Substance Abuse Coalition of Collier County, member of board of directors Ave Maria Law School, adjunct professor in commercial systems, Spring 2012 Leadership Collier, Class of 2004 St. Katherines Greek Orthodox Church, scholarship committee Collier County Bar Association, real estate section, past chair Hospice of Naples, Inc., former director Cross professional career began in the computer industry as co-founder of CWC Software. In 1990, she moved to Sanibel with husband, WJ Torpey, a saltwater fly-fishing guide and their young daughter, Lindsay. A few years later, Lindsay developed a life-threatening electrical problem in her heart, which was diagnosed at Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. After a friends infant son was diagnosed with cancer, Cross cofounded Sanibel-Captiva Cares (SCC) to raise money and awareness for Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. To date, more than $4 million has been donated to the hospital by SCC. She is now involved in the capital campaign to build a freestanding facility for Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida on the Health Park campus. Other notable services, achievements and recognitions include: Gulfshore Life 2006 Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser Canterbury School (Fort Myers) trustee for 15 years Lee Memorial Health System Foundation board Harvard Club of Lee County board Democratic Club of the Islands board Member, League of Women Voters of Sanibel Supporter, EMILYs List and Ruths List to elect women to state and national political offices Trustee, recently endowed family foundation whose mission will focus primarily on women For more information about The Womens Fund of Southwest Florida, visit http://www.womensfundflorida.org or email contact@womensfundflorida. org. Also, follow The Womens Fund on Facebook.com/floridawomen and on Twitter.com/twfofswfl. Amanda Cross G. Helen Athan North Fort Myers Public Library ProgramsNext months roster of activities at North Fort Myers Public Library offers topics for all ages. The following activities are free to the public: Adults Books and Bites 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 4 Join the monthly social hour. We will discuss any books in any format or movies that have piqued your interest. Whether you give it a rant or a rave, it will be fun to talk. We provide the coffee and refreshments, you provide your enthusiasm. Registration is required. Byrons Beppo: A Venetian Love Story 11 a.m. Thursday, March 21 Returning to the North Fort Myers Library, Bill Studdiford brings his new adaptation of Byrons Beppo: A Venetian Love Story featuring Ian Frost as Lord Byron. Byrons poem tells the story of a young man contemplating love one evening during Carnivale. Sponsored by the Friends of the North Fort Myers Library. Registration is required. Book Discussion: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn 2 p.m. Thursday, March 21 On the morning of their fifth wedding anniversary, Nick discovers his wife, Amy, has disappeared. The police immediately suspect Nick from the strange searches on his computer to Amys friends knowledge of their relationship. But what really happened to Amy? The Nature of Florida... and Beyond 2 p.m. Thursday, March 28 Join local poets, Karla Lynn Merrifield and Catherine Fitzpatrick for poetry readings on The Nature of Florida...and Beyond. Children Kids Read Down Fines 2 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 26 Children and teens can earn a $2 coupon for every 15 minutes of reading during the allotted time. A total of $8 per day may be earned. For ages 18 and younger. Coupons may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only. Please bring your library card. Cookie Excavation 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 27 Fascinated by fossils? Learn more about them, then imagine youre an archaeologist digging for fossils in a hands-on cookie excavation program. Children age 6 and up are welcome. Presented by the Florida Public Archaeology Network. Registration is requested. Teens Playstation 3 Games 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 13 Celebrate Teen Tech Week with fun Playstation 3 games. Middle and high school students are welcome. Kids Read Down Fines 2 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 26 Children and teens can earn a $2 coupon for every 15 minutes of reading during the allotted time. A total of $8 per day may be earned. For ages 18 and younger. Coupons may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only. Please bring your library card. The North Fort Myers Public Library is located at 2001 N. Tamiami Trail NE in North Fort Myers. For more information call the library at 533-4320. A sign language interpreter is available with five business days notice to library staff. Assistive listening system available; request at desk. Check the Lee County Library Systems website at www.leelibrary.net to find out about programs at other locations. Call the host library, or Telephone Reference at 479-INFO (4636), for more information about a specific program.


PUZZLE ANSWERSDID YOU KNOW My Stars FOR WEEK OF MARCH 4, 2013ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your soft-hearted self is drawn to a tempting offer. But your hard-headed half isnt so sure. Best advice: Do it only after every detail is checked out to your liking. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your inventive mind should help you find a way to get around an apparently impassable barrier and make yourself heard. Your efforts get you noticed by the right people. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Youre enjoying this creative period. But by midweek, youll need to emphasize your more pragmatic talents as you consider a risky but potentially lucrative move. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) An unexpected rejection could turn into something positive if you pocket your pride and ask for advice on how you can make changes that will make the difference. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Your Lions heart gives you the courage to push for answers to a job-related situation. Stay with it. Youll soon find more believers coming out the ranks of the doubters. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Your curiosity pays off this week as you push past the gossip to find the facts. What you ultimately discover could lead you to make some changes in your plans. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A new sense of enthusiasm helps get you out of on-the-job doldrums and back into a productive phase. Family matters also benefit from your more positive attitude. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A bit of nostalgia is fine. But dont stay back in the past too long or you might miss seeing the signpost up ahead pointing the way to a new opportunity. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) If you feel you need to take more time to study a situation before making a decision, do so. Dont let anyone push you into acting until youre ready. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) As the Great Advice Giver, the Goat really shines this week as family and friends seek your wisdom. Someone especially close to you might make a surprising request. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Spiritual concerns dominate part of the week before more worldly matters demand your attention. An old promise resurfaces with some surprises attached. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Youre in a highly productive period and are eager to finish all the projects youve taken on. But dont let yourself get swamped. Take a breather now and again. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a gift for learning new things quickly and applying your knowledge to best advantage where needed. On March 6, 1776, a committee of the New York Provincial Congress instructs Major William Malcolm to dismantle the Sandy Hook lighthouse in order to prevent it from aiding the British by warning ships of the rocky shore. Malcolm succeeded, but the British were soon able to put the lighthouse back into service. On March 5, 1815, Franz Anton Mesmer, a German physician who pioneered the medical field of hypnotic therapy, dies in obscurity in Germany. In 1772, Mesmer developed treatments that included the use of ethereal music as a hypnotic device. On March 7, 1876, 29-year-old Alexander Graham Bell receives a patent for his revolutionary new invention -the telephone. Bells patent filing beat a similar claim by Elisha Gray by just two hours. On March 4, 1933, at the height of the Great Depression, Franklin Delano Roosevelt is inaugurated as the 32nd president of the United States. In his famous inaugural address, Roosevelt told Americans that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself. On March 9, 1943, Bobby Fischer is born in Chicago. Fischer went on to become the only American to win the chess world championship. Though he was clearly the dominant player in the world and had attained the highest chess rating in history, he was forced to retire from international competition in 1975 due to his increasingly erratic and bizarre behavior. On March 8, 1950, Volkswagen, maker of the Beetle automobile, expands its product offerings to include a microbus. Known officially as the Volkswagen Type 2, the bus was a favorite mode of transportation for hippies during the 1960s and became an icon of the American counterculture movement. On March 10, 1988, pop singer and teen idol Andy Gibb -younger brother of Bee Gees Barry, Robin and Maurice -dies in Britain just days after his 30th birthday. Six months earlier, Gibb had topped the charts with his debut record, I Just Want to Be Your Everything. His string of three No. 1 hits with his first three releases is a record that still stands today. It was former heavyweight champion and social activist Muhammad Ali who made the following observation: A nation is only as good as its women. During World War I, fully one-third of all men in England between the ages of 17 and 35 were killed. The 20th century saw some profound changes in society, and here is one of the more striking examples: Between 1900 and 1990, the lifespan of the average American man increased from less than 47 years to more than 72 years. You might be surprised to learn that 20 percent of American families dont have bank accounts. It was in the late 1930s when Harry Reeves, a writer for the Donald Duck cartoon, decided that introducing three nephews would open up a lot of story lines. At a loss for names for the characters, Reeves asked Jim Carmichael, who also worked on the cartoons, for suggestions. Carmichael was busy with his own work, but in glancing down at the newspaper on his desk he noticed Thomas E. Dewey and Huey P. Long were both mentioned in headlines, so he suggested Huey and Dewey. A friend named Louie Schmitt stopped in to say hello at that moment, so he added Louie as the third nephew. Jack Nicholson has been nominated for an Academy Award 12 times (more than any other actor in history) and has won the award twice. He also appeared in two episodes of The Andy Griffith Show. In 1974, a Gallup poll found that the most admired man in America was Henry Kissinger. Show me a great actor and Ill show you a lousy husband; show me a great actress, and youve seen the devil. -W.C. Fields THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY 1. LITERATURE: Who created the character of Walter Mitty? 2. GEOGRAPHY: Which Central American country has coastline only on the Pacific side? 3. GAMES: How many players are on a volleyball team? 4. U.S. PRESIDENTS: Which president eventually courted and married a woman who was briefly his schoolteacher? 5. HISTORY: What was the name of the system of racial segregation used in South Africa in the second half of the 20th century? 6. MYTHOLOGY: Which Greek heroine refused to marry any man who could not beat her in a foot race? 7. ANCIENT WORLD: What field of study was Euclid known for? 8. MUSIC: What is a hurdy-gurdy? 9. FIRSTS: Who was the first (and only) woman to win the Medal of Honor? 10. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: Why is a catamaran different from other boats? TRIVIA TEST 1. James Thurber 2. El Salvador 3. Six 4. Millard Fillmore. Millard and Abigail Fillmore were only a couple of years apart in age. 5. Apartheid 6. Atalanta 7. Mathematics, speci cally geometry 8. A hand-cranked string instrument 9. Dr. Mary Edwards Walker, for her medical work during the Civil War 10. It has two hulls. ANSWERS SPORTS QUIZ 1. Who was the last pitcher before the New York Mets Johan Santana in 2012 to toss a no-hitter against the defending World Series champs? 2. Which two major-league teams have had the overall No. 1 pick the most times in baseballs amateur draft? 3. Name the first black player to win an NFL Most Valuable Player Award? 4. How many times has Coach Jim Boeheim led Syracuses mens basketball team to the Final Four? 5. When was the last time before 2012 that the Los Angeles Kings reached an NHL conference final? 6. Who was the last American swimmer before Nathan Adrian in 2012 to win an Olympic gold medal in the mens 100-meter freestyle? 7. Name the three golfers who won six PGA Tour events by the age of 23.1. Texas Nolan Ryan no-hit Oakland in 1990. 2. The New York Mets and San Diego each have picked No. 1 ve times. 3. Joe Perry of the San Francisco 49ers won UPIs NFL MVP award in 1954. 4. Three times. 5. It was 1993. 6. Matt Biondi, in 1988. 7. Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy. ANSWERS33 THE RIVER MARCH 1, 2013


THE RIVER MARCH 1, 201334 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! TimeWise Repair Set Turn Back The Clock! CO N S TRU C TI O N/REM O DELIN G G ENERAL CO NTRA C T O R S BUILDING CONTRACTOR PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY Florida Mahi-Mahi Tacos 16 corn or flour tortillas 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped 3 tablespoons hot pepper sauce 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice 2 pounds skinless mahi-mahi, cut into 5to 7-ounce fillets Vegetable oil (for frying) Lettuce, shredded Fresh salsa (optional) Guacamole (optional) Wrap tortillas in foil and warm in 300 degree F oven. For marinade, combine cilantro, pepper sauce, salt, and lime juice in large bowl. Add fillets to marinade and chill covered for one hour. Remove fillets and discard marinade. Grill or saut fillets for four to five minutes per side until cooked through. On a platter, separate fillets with a fork into bite size pieces. Fill center of tortilla with fish pieces; top with lettuce. (Optional: add fresh salsa and guacamole). Fold into a taco or roll tortilla into a wrap and serve. Yields six to eight servings Nutritional Value Per Serving Calories 98, Calories From Fat 7, Total Fat 0.82g, Saturated Fat 0.22g, Trans Fatty Acid 0, Cholesterol 83mg, Total Carbohydrates 0.29g, Protein 21g, Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.13g Look for Fresh from Florida ingredients at your grocery store. Florida Mahi-Mahi Tacos Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email press@riverweekly.com


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RS 1/4 NC TFN 1101 Periwinkle Way #105 Sanibel, FL 33957ISABELLA RASI(239) 246-4716EISABELLARASI@AOL.COM International Client Base 600 Shops Worldwide Multi-Lingual Sta SANIBELOPEN HOUSES POSTED DAILYRS 1/4 BM TFN Pfeifer Realty Group Sanibel Island, FL239-472-0004VISIT:SanibelOpenHouses.com FOR SALE BY OWNER MARINER POINTE2 BDR. 2 BATH ENCLOSED LANAI POOL-TENNIS-BOAT DOCK FURNISHED NICELY DECORATED LOVELY BAY & GARDEN VIEW WAS $525,000 NOW 475,000 PRESENT MONTH LEASE INCOMEOWNER PHONE 472-6750 NS 1/25 CC 4/5 RS 2/22 BM TFNNutmeg Village #202Fantastic sunset view Spacious, updated condo GREAT BUY! $629,000 Free SanibelReal Estate SeminarLearn about our market, regulations, inspections, zoning, rentals, contracts neighborhoods, costs, etc.Mondays, 4:00 PM, Bank of the Islands1599 Periwinkle, SanibelNo Obligation, No Sales Pitch, Just InformationCall to con rm John Gee & CompanyMoran Realty Groupv CAPTAINS WALK CONDOSanibel 2/2 corner top oor. Newer kitchen lots of light. East end walk to beach. Best buy on island $ 224,500. Go to www.TeamSanibel.comGlenn Carretta Broker Associate Now With VIP Realtors glennc@coconet.com239-850-9296www.TeamSanibel.com RS 3/1 CC 3/1OPEN HOUSE WEST GULF DRIVESunday, March 3rd 10 a.m. 2 p.m. 4203 Dingman Drive Sanibel Simply the Best... Gorgeous Renovation 4 BR, 3 BA Chuck Bergstrom 239-209-6500 Island Resident, RealtorRS 3/1 CC 3/1 MOBILE HOME PERIWINKLE PLACE$139,000. 60 x 12 w/ metal roof-over plus 20 x 12 Florida room. Great location with short 5 block walk to the beach. Two BR/2 full BA with split bedroom plan. Master BR has queen size bed, master wing has blt-in dresser & dbl closet. Master bath has combo bath/shower & dbl sink vanity w/ extra storage. Guest BR has dbl closet + bit-in drawers & private bath w/ shower. Eat-in-kit is open to LR which ows into Florida room for easy entertaining. Designed with pass-thru from K to FL room and wrap around breakfast bar w/ storage underneath. Private 12 x 12 deck, picnic table and storage shed right outside back door for grilling or relaxing AM/ PM coffee breaks. One car carport with adjacent 2nd parking space. Flowering landscaping. Ceramic tile ooring in kitchen, Florida room & bathrooms... carpeting in both bedrooms & LR. Home recently inspected & has all required tiedowns. Home maintained annually. New central air & heat system & stacked washer/dryer, all appliances (incld: refrig, elect R/O, microwave), kitchen ceiling fan & louvered blinds throughout included. Purchase completely furnished including all linens, dishes, pots & pans, tableware, dbl beds, 2 sleeper couches, recliner, 2 dining rm tables & chairs, 4 outdoor chairs & additional folding beach chairs, etc. Call or email for further information or to make offer. Owner 239-472-3403 or LMSrealtor@aol.com.NS 3/1 CC TFN LIGHTHOUSE REALTYPaul J. Morris, Broker VACATION RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SALES 359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island 239-579-0511RS 1/4 CC TFN NEAR BEACH PRIVATE HOME 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH3 bedroom, 2 bath Home with heated pool, in quiet Sanibel neighborhood. Seasonal and monthly rentals. 239-472-0692 or www.4sanibel.com. RS 1/4 CC TFN SANIBEL VACATION RENTALAdorable 2 bdrm/1 bath, 1/2 duplex, East End. Easy walk to beach, Close to shopping, restaurants. Fully equipped, newly remodeled, Private deck Seasonal & monthly rentals. Call Bob 410-913-2234.NS 2/1 CC TFN ATRIUM CONDO RENTAL2 bedroom/2 bath updated condo. Gulf Front, pool & tennis. Call on this rare offering Rentals Bi-weekly, monthly or Seasonal 239-633-9396 or DSears2007@aol.comRS 2/8 CC 3/29 FOR RENTTwo-bedroom cottage on Sanibel. Furnished. Ground-level. On quiet street near Gulf beach. Available FEBRUARY and/or MARCH 2014. Livingroom, dinette, full kitchen, 2 bedrooms, bath, screened/ glassed-in lanai. Carport, w/d. $2,900 per month plus tax. Cable and all utilities furnished. Call owner 239-312-4164 or 859-749-7574.RS 2/15 CC TFN FOR RENTSUNSETS ON THE BAY RUSTIC BAYFRONT HOME 2 bedroom/2 bath, fully furnished piling home on a quiet road with washer and dryer and a private boat dock. Call owner @ 239-472-1697 or 239-284-6067. NS 2/22 CC 3/15 Island VacationsOf Sanibel & CaptivaMillion $ Views Await You! Cottages Condos Homes Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths239-472-72771-888-451-7277RS 1/4 BM TFN VACATION RENTAL One bedroom furnished Condo in Ft. Myers River District available April 1; will lease short term up to 9 months. Rent depending on length of lease. Non-smoking, no pets. Great river view. 2875 Palm Beach Blvd. 815-985-9039.NS 3/1 CC 3/8 FOR RENTTwo-bedroom cottage on Sanibel. Furnished. Ground-level. On quiet street near Gulf beach. Available FEBRUARY and/or MARCH 2014. Livingroom, dinette, full kitchen, 2 bedrooms, bath, screened/ glassed-in lanai. Carport, w/d. $2,900 per month plus tax. Cable and all utilities furnished. Call owner 239-312-4164 or 859-749-7574.RS 2/15 CC TFN RE/MAX OF THE ISLANDSPutting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace www.remax-oftheislands.com 239-472-2311RS 1/4 BM TFN ANNUAL RENTAL Apartment for lease on Sanibel, Mid Island, Furnished, 1B/1B $895. per month. Call 734-761-7600 ext. 231.RS 1/4 CC TFN ANNUAL RENTAL SANIBELJUST REMODELED! ADORABLE 2 BD / 1 BA 1/2 Duplex East End New CAC All Applicances, Yard Service, Deck, Non-smoking, $ 1,275 Call Bob 410-913-2234NS 3/1 CC TFN SANIBEL DUPLEX1 B/R, 1 bath ($950/mo + elec.) + water 2 B/R, 1 bath ($1,350/mo + elec.) + water Tile oors; modern kitchens; screened porches; fenced side yard; pleasant quiet area; walk to banks, stores & restaurants. Waste & sewer incl. Available March 1st. # 239-395-8774. NS 2/8 CC TFN THE RIVER MARCH 1, 201336


CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS ANNUAL RENTAL SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES OFFERED BOATS CANOES KAYAKSDOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800 RS 1/4 NC TFN WANTED TO BUYCASH PAID FOR MILITARY ITEMSCash Paid For Old Military Items. Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets, old guns, awards & more. Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280RS 1/18 CC 3/8 LOST AND FOUNDLOST AND FOUNDLost Ladies Watch Make: Brighton Area of Mucky Duck on Captiva Island Lost on Dec. 10, 2012 around noon If found call: 941-639-5395RS 1/4 NC TFN FOR SALE20% 50% SALENEW WEEK NEW SALES! Large OLD indoor lighting xtures Remington Bronzes Whitehead Prints Rauschenberg Memorabilia SeaShells Tiny Italian Mosaics Chinese Snoofs Taxco Mexican Southwester & Peruvian OLDER 925 Sterling Silver Jewelry Earrings Rings Bracelets Necklaces Vast array ONE OF A KIND uniquities! Sanibel Consignments 2431 Periwinkle Way 472-5222, www.sanibelauction.com RS 2/15 CC TFN NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE To: Matthew Allen Church. You are noti ed that an action for dissolution of marriage has been led against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Andrea Jean Church whose address is 1925 NE 2nd Terr Cape Coral FL 33909 on or before March 18, 2013 and le the original with the clerk of this court at PO Box 310 Ft Myers, FL 33901 before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. NS 2/22 CC 3/15 LEGAL NOTICE GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION ITs HUGEMultifamily Garage Sale. Sat. 3/2, 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM, 490 Birdsong Place (Periwinkle to Casa Ybel then 2nd left.)NS 3/1 CC 3/1 FICTITIOUS NAMEFICTITIOUS NAMENOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under The ctitious name of Roots Heritage Urban Food Hub, located in Lee County, Florida, with an address of 3903 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33916 has registered said name with The Division of Corporations of the Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated the 21st day of February 2013. Circle of Community Leadership, Inc.NS 3/1 CC 3/1 INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY NS 3/1 CC 3/1ATTENTION HOMEOWNERS/REALTORSFamily looking for Owner Financing on a 3/4 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage Sanibel Home. Presently renting a home on Sanibel we are looking to purchase. If you are interested in offering owner nancing please contact us. sanibelforme@hotmail.com RS 3/1 CC 3/29 SANIBEL HOME WATCHRetired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates (239) 728-1971 RS 1/4 BM TFN HELLES CLEANING SERVICESResidential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471 Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047NS 1/4 PC TFN PUESTA DEL SOL CLEANING SERVICEResidential Commercial Medical Banks Local/seasonal references/free estimate Low prices with free laundry!! Puestadelsolcleaning.com 239-770-4008 Juliasalazar3@hotmail.com 239-878-4472 RS 1/4 CC 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. RS 1/4 BM TFN SCARNATO LAWN SERVICELawn Service, Shrubs and Tree Trimming Weeding, Installation of Plants, Trees and Mulch (one month free service available) Joe Scarnato (239) 849-6163 scarnatolawn@aol.comNS 1/25 BM TFN LUCYS CLEANING SERVICESResidential cleaning,Free estimate,1st time 10% off. Weekly, biweekly, monthly, one time only... *Sanibel-Captiva-Fort Myers* LET US DO YOUR CLEANING 4U :)) Call Lucy239-245-4903RS 2/15 CC 3/8 PAINTING GOATProfessional Painting & Home Maintenance Free Estimates Sr Discounts Fully Insured www.paintinggoat.com 239-271-2919 NS 2/22 CC 3/15 HOME WATCH SANIBELProperty Management-Bookkeeping Call Bob or Sally Island Residents 239-565-7438, sanisal186@gmail.com WWW.HOMEWATCHSANIBEL.COMRS 1/4 CC TFN HOME/CONDO WATCH CONCIERGE SERVICESDorado Property Management Full Range of Services Island Resident Licensed & Insured 24/7 Call Lisa or Bruce at 239-472-8875RS 1/4 BM TFN PROFESSIONAL CLEANING SERVICE ELIZABETH ZELAYA Professional Cleaning Service. Residential Specialist Licensed & Insured. Sanibel & Captiva. 954-279-3122 NS 3/1 CC 3/22 ADDITIONAL CLASSIFIED ON PAGE 38 ADDITIONAL CLASSIFIED ON PAGE 38 37 THE RIVER MARCH 1, 2013 ANNUAL RENTALSSANIBEL472-6747Gulf Beach Properties, Inc.Paul H. Zimmerman, Broker/OwnerServing The Islands Rental Needs Since 1975 RS 2/1 BM TFNCANAL HOME Just off Island, this Executive home offers 3 bedrooms/2 baths/family room/ 2 car garage, screened in pool, direct access canal & boat lift. Offered UF @ $2,300/mo. DUPLEX 2/1 UF ground level duplex, Easy walk to beach, updated. Yard care and water included. $950/mo. ANNUAL RENTAL2/2 UF condo with den. On canal, East End of Sanibel. W/D, boat dock, deeded beach access, covered parking. $1,500/month. Call 239-728-1920.RS 1/4 CC TFN ANNUAL RENTALTwo-bedroom cottage on Sanibel. Furnished. Ground-level. On quiet street near Gulf beach. Available April December. Livingroom, dinette, full kitchen, 2 bedrooms, bath, screened/glassed-in lanai. Carport, W/D. $800 monthly all utilities furnished except electric. HS internet available. Call owner cell 859-7497574 or 859-473-4480. NS 3/1 CC TFN SF 4+BR 4 BA ANNUAL RENTALStilt home off Middle Gulf. Quiet shell road and only 5 min walk from front door to the Gulf waves. Super easy commute off/on island. $2,200 mo, avx mid-March. sanibelannualrental@gmail.com RS 3/1 CC 3/1 SERVERS ASSISTANT SERVERS LINE COOKIL Tesoro Ristorante, 751 tarpon Bay Rd. Sanibel Now hiring; Servers, Assistant Servers and Line cook Email resumes to: iltesoro@me.com or ll out applications between 11-2 daily.NS 1/18 NC TFN CUSTOMER SERVICE/ OUTSIDE SALESWe need you to pamper our customers and spread the word about our services. Union Mechanical Inc. 239-437-5595 Knowledge of construction/contracting a plus. NS 2/8 CC TFN VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDAt The Sanibel School Call Michelle Wesley 239-910-8000 RS 1/4 NC TFN CURRENT POSITION NEEDED: HANDYMANMust have knowledge of plumbing, electrical and general repairs. Must have own truck and tools. Work will mostly be on Sanibel. Salary negotiable and bene ts after 90 days. Call 239-481-2929.NS 2/22 CC TFN HELP WANTEDVolunteers needed for Independence Day parade on Sanibel. Help needed prior to and during the parade. Various duties. If you can help out, call Trish Phillips at 2462981 or email trishphillips@mysanibel.com. NS 2/22 NC TFN EXPERIENCED REALTORS80/20, No Of ce Fees Robert 239-472-3334NS 3/1 CC 3/22 HELP WANTED


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 35 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 THE RIVER MARCH 1, 201338 CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS HELP WANTED HELP WANTED HELP WANTED3883 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 1/4 NC TFN VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDVolunteers needed for the After School Program which runs Mon.-Th, 2:30 3:15 pm call Linda Reynolds 472-1617RS 1/4 NC TFN VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITYThe Sunshine Ambassador Program is a new and exciting volunteer opportunity offered at the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida located within HealthPark Medical Center. The Sunshine Ambassadors will greet, assist and be a positive rst point of contact for patients, families and visitors entering the hospital. The Ambassadors also make a difference to families by providing educational and healthful resources to assist in GRANDparenting for GRANDchildren. We are currently seeking year-round volunteers to work one 4-hour shift Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm or 12:00pm to 4:00 pm. If you would be interested in learning more about this wonderful new opportunity, please contact Lisa Ellinwood, Volunteer Resources Coordinator at 239-343-5062 at the Golisano Childrens Hospital.NS 2/8 CC TFN TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED LOG ONTO: IslandSunNews.comCLICK ONPLACE CLASSIFIED


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1149 Periwinkle Way 239/472-0176 fax 239/472-0350 11526 Andy Rosse Lane 239/472-1270 fax 239-472-1268 11509 Andy Rosse Lane 239/472-1395www.jnaislandrealestate.com SUNDIAL SPECIAL MAGNIFICENT GULF FRONT HOME WITH PANORAMIC VIEWSAbsolutely gorgeous Gulf Front home with expansive views. Enjoy magnificent sunsets from the vanishing edge raised pool, surrounded by lush tropical vegetation. Only the finest amenities used in this home with gourmet kitchen, wine room, Travertine flooring, granite, extensive molding work, oak flooring, private elevator, detailed beamed ceilings, fireplace, paver stones, outdoor kitchen with additional fireplace, pass thru pantry and many more extras. This home is truly exceptional and must be seen. Amazing Value at $4,999,500. Contact Ralph Galietti 239/8265897 or Cathy Galietti 239/826-5807.CAPTIVA BEAUTYAn individual house that is more than just a location, it offers property features that speak to the individual lifestyle. Six balconies, views of the Bay, heated pool with a fiber optic lighting system, travertine stone deck, new outdoor kitchen with the backdrop of a tiered fountain. A four-vehicle garage, manicured landscaping with lighting. Must see to truly appreciate distinctive features together with wood floors in each bedroom, including a Mother-in-law quarters with private entrance. New lighting fixtures, cabinetry, stone floors, two gas fireplaces, intercom & alarm systems, elevator, 150 bottle wine fridge and boasting a gourmet kitchen. Its all about quality and style! Offered for $2,099,900. Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632. G-201Enjoy Gulf Views From Your Lanai! Very Nicely Appointed 2 Bed/2 Bath with King Bed in the Master Suite, 2 Full Beds in the Guest Bedroom and a Pull Out Couch in Living Room. Newer Upgrades in the Kitchen Include, Raised Panel Cabinetry, Tray/ Crown Molding Ceiling and Solid Surface Counter Tops with Integrated Sink. Truly Must See! Offered for $490,000 Contact Brian Murty 239/565-1272 ISLAND BEACH CLUBArrive at your top floor condominium and get ready to relax. Nicely appointed 2 bedroom, 2 full bath has a courtyard view from screened lanai, dining, living and kitchen. Spacious bedrooms each with full private baths set back from the living areas. Great property for that part time getaway or an addition to your investments. Offered for $460,000. Contact Connie Walters Ms Lister 239/841-4540 or Tracy Walters Mr. Lister/ 994-7975 Visit our newest of ce location at Sundial Beach Resort 1451 Middle Gulf Drive 239/472-1478Serving the Islands Since 1975 SOUTH SEAS BAYSIDE VILLASWelcome to the Islands! This bay front condominium located in South Seas Island Resort. Renovated and updated, waterfront views With the investors or vacation home in mind, these condominiums offer a great rental income. The waters edge Bayside Villa community has under building parking, pool, spa, bbqs along with separate storage lockers. #5134 Offered $267,900 1 bedroom/ 1 bath #4118 Offered $395,000 1 bedroom/ 2 bath #4301-02 Offered $635,000 3 bedroom/ 3 bath #5343 Offered for $645,000 3 bedroom/ 3 bath Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632CROWN COLONYThis tastefully decorated home features 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths with a loft and over 2,200 sq.ft. of A/C living space on a corner lot with a west view overlooking a lake. With the Master bedroom suite downstairs, and the other bedrooms and bath upstairs, the house is well suited for entertaining and family living. Features include a great room, eat-in kitchen and lanai area to watch sunsets. Enjoy maintenance-free living, and take advantage of the amenities including gym, community pool and spa, HarTru tennis courts. Optional golf and dining are available through memberships. Very close to shopping and Lee Memorial HealthPark, only minutes to the islands and beaches. Priced right at $369,000. Contact Ray Ochester at 239/410-9725 BEACH VILLALess is more! A Captiva Island one bedroom has one of the most desirable locations on the island and within South Seas Island Resort. This second floor villa features fabulous views of the Gulf of Mexico and steps to our beautiful Captiva Beach. Enjoy sunsets from the Lanai. Traditional interior accented with neutral tile flooring throughout & a carpeted bedroom. Updated kitchen cabinetry & furnishings are included. Sunset Beach Villas offer grills, pool, tennis court, lush tropical landscaping. With the Resorts Premier Club Membership, enjoy amenities such as family adventure programs, kids camp, golf, tennis, resort lagoon pools, boating & marina services, restaurants, plus more. Offered for $529,000. Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/8721632 SOUTH SEAS TENNIS VILLASComfort, convenience, and a serene sense of inspired living in a Resort Community. Outside in the Tennis Villa community is an abundance of well maintained, matured, and manicured grounds offering a private community pool, sun-deck, bbq area and more. #3110 Quaint corner 1 bedroom/1bath unit overlooking lush gardens and courtyard. West Indies-style dcor, fully furnished turn-key villa located within the Southern Enclave of South Seas Island Resort. Extra side windows in dining area for additional light. Walking distance to beaches, Village of Captiva, restaurants and much more. South Seas Island Resort amenities offered with a club membership. Offered for $275,000. Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632. #3139 Every aspect of the interior is designed to enhance the island experience. The entry level offers a private guest bedroom and bath, a great room that encompasses an open floor plan with sliding glass doors in living and side window in dining area in this end villa. The privacy of the master bedroom with en-suite bath is located on the upper level overlooking an enclave of sunlight through the picture window. Offered for $405,000. Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632 UPPER CAPTIVAThis tropical gem features two lots. The Bay front lot features a brand new boat dock extending into the bay with deep water dockage (6-10) Great for the boating and fishing. The Gulf front lot offers incredible views of the Gulf on pristine white beaches. The exterior of the home is complete, the interior is not. A perfect opportunity to finish the home to your own tastes and specifications. Only 1/2 mile from South Seas plantation. The perfect retreat for anglers and beach enthusiasts. Offered for $895,000 Contact Tracy Mr. Lister 239/994-7975 or Connie Ms. Lister 239/841-4540 COPACETICCopacetic Estate, as the name indicates 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 Dinning, large open Kitchen, oversize laundry, and screened porch overlooking the pool, outside entertainment area, roomy back yard, boat dock and Bay. Also included: Family/ Game Room, Hobby Room, Pool Bath and 3 Car Garage all connected by Private Elevator. Then 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! All offered for $3,995,000. Contact George Kohlbrenner 239/565-8805 THE RIVER MARCH 1, 201340