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VOL. 12, NO. 9 MARCH 8, 2013From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Teams To Compete In Rib Cook-OffTeams of Lee Countys emergency service personnel will compete in the DeSoto County Historical Societys 9th Annual Pioneer Day and Barbecued Rib Cook-off from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 16 at DeSoto Veterans Park, on State Road 70, just west of Arcadia. Alva Fire and Rescue, Lee County Emergency Medical Services, North Fort Myers Fire and Rescue, Tice Fire and Rescue, and DeSoto County Fire and Rescue will vie for first, second and third place trophies. Society president Bebe Bradbury said, Were thrilled to have these teams cooking the most mouth-watering, lipsmacking, finger-licking sweet and tangy barbecued ribs ever. There will be other traditional Florida foods, such as cane syrup, homemade jams and jellies, pickled okra, boiled peanuts, gator bites, swamp cabbage and strawberry shortcake. But youd better save room for barbecue, Bradbury said. Pioneer Day and the Barbecued Rib Cook-off is an official Viva Florida 500 event. The state is commemorating the 500th anniversary of Ponce de Leons landing in, and naming of, Florida. Mosaic is the Platinum Sponsor. DeSoto County Schools, First State Bank of Arcadia, and Womack Sanitation are the Good Ole Boys sponsors. Margaret Marys Tea and Biscuit, Peace River Tax Services, State Farm Insurance, and Williamson Group Realty are sponsoring the musical entertainment: Gods Company, Fiddle Crabs, Barney and Penny Meese, Lee James, and the continued on page 9March Music Walk At Davis Art CenterFor the March Music Walk, the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center will host Redemption SWF outside on the loggia from 7 to 10 p.m., and a Dancing at the Davis s party from 8 p.m. until midnight. Music Walk is Friday, March 15 in the downtown Fort Myers River District. Redemption SWF is a classic rock band covering songs from the s through the s. Led by frontman Danny Reese, the band is known for the variety of its song list, most of which is up-tempo. The band came together in April 2011 and has since played many popular venues in Fort Myers and Pine Island, as well as Germain Arena. Redemption SWF features Bob Sizemore, band manager, rhythm guitar, lead and backup vocals; Danny Reese, lead singer and rhythm guitar; Greg Metzler, bass guitar and backup vocals; Dave Neuser, lead guitar, lead and backup vocals; Sean Dooley, keyboards, lead and backup vocals; Bobby Dooley, drums, lead and backup vocals; Francis Riggs, keyboards, guitar, mandolin, banjo, and backup vocals; and Richard Coite, sound and light engineer. Guests are encouraged to dress in s fashion. Fred Astaire Dance studio will be at the party for a special performance to the song Footloose and will offer guests instruction on some s dance moves. The dance studio is also offering a free class on Tuesday, March 12 at 6:45 p.m. at the studio, 14261 S. Tamiami Trail, in Fort Myers (next to Bonefish Grill). The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is at 2301 First Street. Pioneer Day demonstrators Redemption SWFImaginarium Gala Goes Back To The FutureThe Imaginarium goes back in time on Saturday, March 16 at 7 p.m. when it hosts its 8th annual gala, Imagine the Future, reliving the movie Back to the Future with music and nostalgia of the 1980s. This years gala theme evolved from the Imaginariums future expansion plans and projects, so it was a perfect fit and when the DeLorean became available, then the event took on a life of its own so now momentum is really building, said Matthew Johnson, Imaginarium director. This event is important because its our signature fundraiser that helps fund our education programs and exhibits, he added.continued on page 10St. Patricks Day CelebrationDowntown Fort Myers will have the Luck of the Irish on St. Patricks Day with six stages of entertainment, corned beef and cabbage, and plenty of festivities. The block party is open to the public and begins at 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 17. Downtown bars, restaurants and clubs throughout the River District will be open all night long with St. Patricks Day specials. The celebration is presented by the River District Alliance and sponsored by continued on page 10Spring Egg Hunt The City of Fort Myers Recreation Division invites all children up to six years old to join in the annual Spring Egg Hunt on Sunday, March 24 at Centennial Park, Fort Myers. Centennial Park will be covered with 4,000 eggs and a special visitor is expected. The event begins at 10 a.m. with free childrens activities including face painting, sidewalk chalk area, bean bag toss and a pre-egg hunt warm up with Mr. Gary. Concessions will be available as well as a photo opportunity with the bunny. The Spring Egg Hunt begins promptly at 11 a.m. Children must be able to walk on their own; parents will not be able to assist them. There will be a drawing for special prizes following the egg hunt. Children should bring their own baskets to collect the eggs. There is no registration or fee required. Centennial Park is located at 2000 West First Street. Daylight Savings Time Begins Sunday, Spring Ahead One Hour


Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now: Most Appalling Tragedyby Gerri ReavesOn March 2, 1920, local headlines announced the Most Appalling Tragedy Ever Known in Lee County Occurs Near Everglades. Dead in a plane crash were World War I flying ace Capt. Richard Channing Moore Page; G. Hunter Bryant, Lee County tax assessor; and Thomas H. Colcord, Fort Myers city councilman and acting mechanic for the excursion. The men were making tax assessments in a remote area of what was then still Lee County. (Collier County was partitioned from Lee County in 1923.) Adding to the tragedy of the news story was the irony of the pilots surviving the perils of a world war only to perish on a routine charter-service flight. Page had been flying a single-engine three-seater Curtiss Sea-Gull hydroplane. The plane, which had been introduced only the previous year, would have been useful in Southwest Floridas marine environment in the days when even air strips were scarce. Flying this small plane with a mahogany and plywood hull would be daunting for most people, but not for Page, who embodied the daring and heroism associated with the aviators of World War I and that exciting period of aviation history. The pilot was well liked in Fort Myers, was active in civic affairs. He helped to found the American Legion Post 38 in 1919 and was elected its first commander. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1893, Page moved to Lee County with his parents in July 1915. He tried twice to sign up for service when the war began, but was rejected twice once for being underweight the first time after walking 10 miles to Fort Myers to enlist. He finally succeeded by traveling to Washington, DC, and convincing Floridas state senators to intercede on his behalf. Subsequently, he became the first Floridian to receive a commission in the Army Aviation Corps. His skill in aerial combat earned him the Croix de Guerre, awarded by the French government for exceptional bravery in action. He also was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross from the U.S. Army Air Service for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with 88th Aero Squadron on a reconnaissance mission across enemy lines in August 1918. So, given Pages record in lifethreatening circumstances, what went wrong that day in 1920? Eyewitness George Storter supplied crucial details, which Nell Colcord Weidenbach wrote in 1988: The group attempted to land on the Barron River after completing the tax assessments. The plane circled, hit an air pocket, swerved, side-slipped, and fell from a height of about 50 feet. The plane burst into flames on impact and no one survived. In retrospect, Pages pre-flight comments that very morning seem ominous. He anticipated encountering air pockets, but was confident all would be well. He even joked to his friend, the publisher of the Fort Myers Press, And listen, Mort (Milford), cut that hero stuff when you write a piece about the trip. If anything happens be sure to write a good story about it. So long. In 1942, just months after World War II started and the Lee County Airport was occupied by the U.S. Army Air Force, the Lee County Board of Commissioners honored him by officially changing the facilitys name to Channing Page Field. Visit the Southwest Florida Museum of History to learn more about the War to End All Wars in which Channing Page distinguished himself and see the equipment that soldiers carried on their backs. For information, call 321-7430 or go to museumofhistory.org. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Learn more about World War Is effect on Fort Myers at 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: A History of Aviation in Lee County, Florida by Prudy Taylor Board and Esther B. Colcord, Fort Myers Press, militarytimes.com, and aviation.technomuses.ca. Documentation on this photo indicates that Capt. Channing Page (standing) is boarding the very Curtiss Sea-Gull hydroplane in which he died in 1920, along with G. Hunter Bryant and Thomas H. Colcord courtesy of Southwest Florida Museum of HistoryTHE RIVER MARCH 8, 20132 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


3 THE RIVER MARCH 8, 2013 Programs At The EstatesHighlights this month at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates include Painting in the Edison Gardens with Leoma Lovegrove, Calamondin Citrus Day, and Robots and Robotics Homeschool Classes. The schedule is: Emerging Inventors Early Learners March 21: Fantastic Fruits, 9 to 11 a.m. Edison Ford Emerging Inventors/ Early Learners class is for one through three-year-old children and their parents, grandparents or other family members and includes socializing, education activities, story time, singing, crafts and exploring the homes, gardens and museum. Members are $5, non-members $15 (one adult, one child) additional $5 per child. Edison Ford Garden Talk: How to Harvest and Use Herbs March 9, 9 a.m. Estates horticulturists will provide information on herb gardening, culinary herbs and spices and growing herbs in Southwest Florida. Participants will learn about the herb gardens at the historic Edison Caretakers House and Heritage Truck Garden. Herbs and containers will be available for purchase in the garden shop and participants will receive 20 percent off. Cost for members is free ; non-members $5. Edison Ford Monthly Volunteer Meeting March 12, 9:30 a.m. Linda Taylor, author of Great Women Exploring Nature: How Wild Florida Influenced Their Lives and Christine Lemmon, author of numerous books including Whisper From the Ocean, will give a presentation and sign copies of their books. Taylor, an experienced outdoor guide, will present a program discussing the ties of great women in Floridas past to nature including Mina Miller Edison. Lemmon, a Sanibel Island resident, will discuss her books. Copies of both authors books will be available for purchase. Meetings and lectures are open to current Edison Ford volunteers as well as prospective volunteers and the public. For more information call 334-7419. Painting in the Edison Gardens with Leoma Lovegrove March 11, 4 to 6 p.m. Meet and greet and garden orientation. March 12 and 13, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Painting workshop. Internationally known artist and Matlacha resident Leoma Lovegrove will be in the gardens at Edison Ford for a two-day painting workshop. This is Lovegroves only offsite workshop this year. Participants will meet Lovegrove on March 11 and get an overview of the program. The workshop includes learning the principles of Impressionism and abstract style, as well as how to use acrylics to paint the lush tropical landscapes, trees, flowers, pathways and Edison garden elements such as the Moonlight Garden, riverside Twig Bridge and Lily Pond. Lovegrove will teach professionals continued on page 5 Leoma Lovegrove Go back to the future on Saturday, March 16 at 7 pm at the ImaginariumThe 8th annual Gala Imagine the Future features: Signature food & cocktails Live entertainment & Dancing under the tower Photo opps with Doc & Marty at e DeLorean Spectacular Live & Silent Auctions Nostalgic 80s theme in the Imaginarium as youve never seen it before! Tickets are just $75pp & funds support programs & exhibits at the Imaginarium Call 239-321-7409 at register at: www.i-sci.org Dont miss your chance to get back in time & help move the Imaginarium into the future


THE RIVER MARCH 8, 20134 Fort Myers Public Art Caloosahatchee Manuscriptsby Tom HallLife is full of non-sequiturs, and among them is the name of the light sculptures that sit outside the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. Caloosahatchee Manuscripts is the name that is inscribed on the metal plaque that juts from the grass near the sculptures westernmost project cylinder. But check with Maryland sculptor Jim Sanborn, and hell tell you emphatically that his sculptures name is Lux, which is Latin for light. As a body, monumental public artists are heady individuals. Sanborn is one of the smartest. For example, in 1990 he installed a sculpture at CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia. To challenge the Agencys code breakers, he included four encrypted puzzles. One of the CIAs crack cryptographers broke the first three codes within a few years. But the fourth riddle has never been solved, and Sanborn doesnt believe it ever will be. In some ways, Id rather die knowing it wasnt cracked, he says. Once an artwork loses its mystery, its lost a lot. Being Mensa-smart, Sanborn would no doubt bristle at having people call Lux Caloosahatchee Manuscripts. Why? Well, neither drum has anything to do with the Caloosahatchee. The western drum contains the Latin names of 500 plants Thomas Edison tested at his botanical lab downriver in an effort to find a local source of latex from which to replace the rubber needed by buddies Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone for car tires and other automotive parts. The eastern drum reproduces text from the Maskoki Kasi hta migration legend which tells how the Creek, Seminole and Miccosukee Indians ancestors wound up in Georgia and Florida. The excerpt that Sanborn chose does include a reference to the Callasi-Hutchee River, but it turns out that the name refers to the Chattahoochee River in Georgia, not Fort Myers Caloosahatchee River. Caloosahatchee is an Indian word believed to mean river of the Calusa. The Calusa were a nation who populated whats now Lee County from 500-1700 AD. While they did maintain a settlement on the site of the Davis Art Center, the Calusa died out some 200 years after the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors in 1513. As such, they had no contact with or relation to the Maskoki or the Creeks and Seminoles who replaced them in this region some 50 years later. While Sanborn probably meant to pay homage to the Seminoles and Miccosukees ancestors, its clear that the manuscript from which Sanborn got the text that he incised into Lux has nothing to do with either the Calusa Indians or the Caloosahatchee River. So its probably more accurate to call the light sculpture Lux from now on. Besides, its shorter and a lot easier to spell. An arts advocate, Tom Hall guides weekly walking tours of the River Districts public art collection in Fort Myers. For more information, go to truetours.net. Jim Sanborns sculpture Caloosahatchee Manuscripts, also known as Lux, illuminates the entrance to Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in Downtown Fort Myers River District. 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 5 250 S Tamiami Trail, # 109, Fort Myers 33908 1 5 C all: 2 39 .2 88 6953 w ww.v i nosp i casso.co m w paint studio gallery wine bar Nightly sessions w/local artists 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. 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.


5 THE RIVER MARCH 8, 2013 From page 3Estatesand beginners side-by-side through her unique style. Cost for members is $230; non-members $250. For a list of materials and to register call 334-7419. Travel Photography March 14, 1 to 3 p.m. Travel photography is one of the most rewarding hobbies; not only do you get to show off your photography skills but you can relive your favorite memories. Professional photographers Paul Rodino and Dave Maki will show you how to take better photos no matter what type of camera you use. Cost for members, $75; nonmembers $95. Calamondin Citrus Day March 21. The Edisons and Fords loved their citrus and calamondin was one of their favorites. Both Mrs. Edison and Mrs. Ford had areas at their northern estates called orangeries, where they cultivated citrus in pots, while at their estates in Fort Myers, they had a wide variety of citrus growing year-round. To celebrate this favorite fruit, horticulturists and chefs will present a food tasting and plant tips. Jams and pastries will be for sale by the Calamondin Caf. Registration is Now Open for Edison Ford Inventors Summer Camp Edison Ford Inventors Summer Camp runs May 28 through August 2. Camps are separated by grade levels, 1st through 3rd and 4th through 6th. Cost for members is $200; non-members $230. To register or for more information call 334-7419. Register online at http:// www.edisonfordwinterestates.org/education/summer-camp2/ and download the required forms. Competitive need-based scholarships provided by donations are available. Students can apply for scholarships through the Edison Ford Education Department with a recommendation from a school teacher. Students above 6th grade can apply to become junior camp counselors and earn volunteer hours. For more information call 334-7419 or visit www.edisonfordwinterestates.org. Beach Chamber Seeks Vehicle DonationThe Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking the donation of a tow vehicle for its Airstream Bambi mobile information center. We are asking for the donation of a small used pickup or small SUV with towing capability, said chamber president Bud Nocera. Both the vehicle and the Bambi will have signage noting the tax-deductible donation. The chamber has raised funds to purchase a small Airstream Bambi travel trailer and will be converting it into a mobile visitor information center. The Bambi will enable the chamber to assist visitors on Fort Myers Beach in discovering local events, restaurants, attractions and accommodations, thus boosting the tourism economy of the beach destination. This mobile chamber of commerce will have a food-vendor-wagon opening with a walk-up counter. The latest visitor information will be offered by a staff of well-trained volunteers. It will be wrapped with scenes of Fort Myers Beach to make it fun and attract attention. Nocera notes that the chambers goal is to eventually have two mobile information centers, one on each end of Fort Myers Beach. Our first Airstream has been purchased and is now undergoing conversion. What we need now is the donation of a tow vehicle in reasonably good shape. An older six-cylinder Jeep Cherokee, Ford Ranger, or similar vehicle would be ideal, said Nocera. The Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce represents more than 400 local businesses, working to promote a positive business climate in the Fort Myers Beach area by providing networking opportunities, community events and tourist information. For further information about donating a vehicle, contact Bud Nocera at 4547500. March Madness Pet AdoptionsLee County Domestic Animal Services (LCDAS) will hold its own version of March Madness this month. Not only are adoption fees reduced to just $35 for cats six months and older and dogs 40 pounds and over, but adopters can get an additional $10 off if they can make a basket. No slam dunks or three-point shots are required for this deal. There are several ways to join in the magic of March Madness at LCDAS. Hundreds of pets are available for adoption at the shelter, 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office, off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. Volunteers are available to help you narrow the choices to your Final Four and select the perfect family pet. Adoption applications may be submitted online at www.LeeLostPets.com or at the shelter. Pets currently available may be viewed online. The website updates hourly. Adoption hours are Monday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Pet lovers who are not able to adopt can help by promoting the shelter pets. You can send out emails or like your favorites on Facebook and share them with friends. Donations to the Animal Care Trust Fund help sick, injured and infant pets that need care to help them get ready for adoption and their forever homes.continued on page 6 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 437-7475 A dd iti o n a l L oca ti o n s : 1156 N. Tamiami Trail in North Fort M y er s Call 997-5777 2397 Davis Blvd in Naple s Call 793-5800 H ou r s: 8am -5:30pm Mon-Sa t $ 134. 95 Complete Steerin g Sy stem 6-20 ft Out b oar d O il T CW3 $ 1 8 95 ga l One P i ece Tournament Ro d Rac ks $ 9 95 Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


THE RIVER MARCH 8, 20136 Humane Society Partners With Local TrainerThe Gulf Coast Humane Society has partnered with K-Nine Connections to start training classes on site, at 2010 Arcadia Street in Fort Myers, for adopted or rescued pets. Offering these classes will help give new pet owners the tools to teach proper manners there by ensuring that well behaved dog stays in their forever home. Upcoming classes for Beginner Obedience start on Thursday, March 7 at 6 p.m. and Puppy Training classes on Saturday, March 9 at 1 p.m. Each class will run for approximately one hour. The cost for the six-week program is $80 for those pets adopted from the Gulf Coast Humane Society and $100 for those adopted elsewhere. Proof of current age appropriate vaccinations are required upon registration. At K-Nine Connections, we believe that dog obedience training can be accomplished with a variety of different dog training techniques and class styles. These techniques can range from puppy house training, dog housebreaking tips, and dog behavioral modification to protection dog training, and anything in between. Class styles include private, group class, In-Home and semi-private classes. Regardless which of our techniques or class styles you choose, you and your K-Nine companion will learn from each other trust, respect and mutual admiration. Class sizes are limited. Call 332-2719 or e-mail at info@gulfcoasthumanesociety. org to register or for more information. Craft And White Elephant SalePalmetto Palms RV Resort will hold a Craft and White Elephant Sale on Saturday, March 9 from 8 a.m. to noon. The RV Resort is located at 19681 Summerlin Road in Fort Myers. Coffee and donuts will be available. The public is invited to attend this sale. Additional information can be obtained by calling Marge Gregg at 466-5331. 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. 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. Rummage SaleGulf Coast Church Of Christ will conduct a rummage sale on Friday, March 22 beginning at noon and on Saturday, March 23 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. A breakfast and bake sale will be available on Saturday. Gulf Coast Church Of Christ is located at 9550 Ben C. Pratt/Six Mile Cypress Pkwy. in Fort Myers. For more information, call 936-4554 or visit www.gulfcoastchurch.com. Summer Camp RegistrationThe Alva Traditional Summer Camp begins June 3 and is for children ages six to 13 years (on or before September 1.) Camp hours are 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Day camp activities include arts and crafts, sports, organized games, swimming, water activities, outdoor activities, quiet play, reading club, dance, cook-outs, fishing, hiking, kayaking, nature and educational activities, entertainment, speakers, and occasional field trips. There will be a new session each week. Register at least two weeks before a session and receive a $5 discount. An open house will be held before the start of camp; registered campers parents will receive notification before summer. For more information or to register visit www.leeparks.org or call Sandra at 728-2882. The Alva Community Center is at 21471 N. River Road in Alva. Health And Holistic FairThe Lake Kennedy Center will be hosting its 1st annual Health and Holistic Fair on April 12 from 2 to 6 p.m. Vendor table registrations are being accepted until April 8 for all health, beauty and holistic businesses. The cost is $25. Pre-registration is required. This fair is free and open to the public. The Lake Kennedy Center is at 400 Santa Barbara Boulevard. Call 5740575. From page 5March MadnessThe adoption fee for all pets includes spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, flea treatment, de-worming, heartworm test for dogs six months or older, feline AIDS and leukemia tests for cats, a Lee County license for pets three months or older, training DVD, behavior help line, microchip pet ID and a 10-day health guarantee. The total adoption package is valued at more than $500. Hortoons Read us online at IslandSunNews.com To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


7 THE RIVER MARCH 8, 2013 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. 22, 2013 WINK TV Morning Show Will Be There Friday Morning To Film The Cooking Of 3500 Pounds of Corn Bee f The Countys Largest Weekend St Pattys Day Party! March 17th HELP US Break t he record for Corned Beef Consumed! 2nd Annual St Patrocks Day KICK-OFF CONCERT Bon Jovi and Rolling Stones Tribute Bands March 16th 11:30 8pm NON STOP MUSIC AND EXCITEMENT! Fort Myers Beach Spring Juried Show Winners AnnouncedOn Sunday, March 3, Georgia Reinmuth, representing sponsors Fish Tale Marina and Santini Marina Plaza, helped hand out awards to winners of the Fort Myers Beach Art Association Spring Juried Show judged by Eydi Lampasona.The work will hang until March 14. Concurrently, Studio II is hosting a show of the Outdoor Painting Group. All works displayed have been done on location around the area. Spring Juried Show winners are: First place: Running Free by Catherine Kendrick Second place: Nesting by Sue Pink Third place: Port Heron Docks by Dannica Walker Florida Watercolor Society Award: Down East, ME by Bob Soucy Merit Awards: Papaya by Susanne H. Brown Woman at the Well by Laraine Centineo Culture Guardians by Terry Shattuck Honorable Mentions: Tuscany Red Eart h by Heinz Kellner Dusk in the Everglades by Barbara Majthenyi Beauty of Lakes Park by Avis Schmitz Refreshments at the reception and gallery talk were sponsored in part by Chucks Last Stop American Grill. The annual art bazaar will be on March 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Santini Marina Plaza. It will comprise all original artwork by local artists. All proceeds from this event support the association student scholarships. These awards are given to high school seniors pursuing a graduate degree in art and are awarded in April. Patty Kane will give a five-week class titled Loose & Juicy Watercolor 5 March 4 through April 18. Penny Foxs classes on Acrylic Painting will be on March 21 and 22 from 9 to 11 a.m.; cost $20 for half day. Brian Christensen will teach Palette Knife Painting March 21 and 22 from 1 to 4 p.m. The gallery is on Donora Street at the blinking light off Estero Boulevard. For more information on any FMBAA activity log onto www.fortmyersbeachart.com or call 4633909. Visitors and new members are always welcome. First place, Running Free by Catherine Kendrick photo by M. Buelow


THE RIVER MARCH 8, 20138 Along The RiverLive life in the raw at The Lazy Flamingo. As local seafood lovers know, The Lazy is a great place for grouper sandwiches, raw oysters on the half-shell, conch chowder and mussels marinara served in a nautical-themed atmosphere. The restaurants motto is, If our seafood were any fresher, we would be serving it underwater. Stone crab claw season runs to May 15, so theres plenty of time to have your fill of the Florida delicacy. The Lazy is also known for its secret recipe Flamingo garlic bread, buffalo wings and giant burgers; all best enjoyed with a frosty mug of Stella Artois on tap. With four locations in Lee County, the fun, casual restaurant has developed a loyal fan base. For family outings, the little grown-ups can choose from kidapproved dishes such as chicken fingers, pasta and hot dogs. All items on the childrens menu include a Lazy Flamingo flying disk and collectors cup. Happy hour is served daily from 3 to 5 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. to midnight. Live entertainment is featured Monday through Thursday in the air-conditioned patio of the Fort Myers location. The Fort Myers Lazy Flamingo is located at 12951 McGregor Boulevard in the Bridge Plaza near the College Boulevard intersection. It is open daily from 11 a.m. to midnight. Call 476-9000 or go to www.lazyflamingo.com. On Saturday, March 9 at 9 a.m., the The Edison Ford Winter Estate is hosting Garden Talk: How to Harvest and Use Herbs. Join the Estates horticulturists to learn about herb gardening, culinary herbs and spices and growing herbs in Southwest Florida. Following in the tradition of the Edisons, Fords and their staff, participants will learn about the herb gardens at the historic Edison Caretakers House and Heritage Truck Garden. Herbs and containers will be available for purchase in the Edison Ford Garden Shoppe and participants will receive 20 percent off in the Edison Ford Garden Shoppe. The price is free for members and $5 for non-members. The Edison Ford Winter Estate is located at 2350 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers. They are open daily from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Call 334-7419 or visit www. edisonfordwinterestates.org. Also on Saturday, Paul Jennings Ministries presents the third annual Praise Fest from 12 to 10 p.m. Praise Fest is a faith-based festival featuring bands and speakers. A family event, Praise Fest features performances by national recording artists Stellar Kart, Abandon and 7th Time Down in addition to many of the areas top Christian bands. The event also includes speakers, 50/50 drawings, door prizes every hour, a grand prize (to be announced) and raffles throughout the day. Gates open at 11 a.m. and live musical performances start at 12 noon. Bring a chair or a blanket, but no coolers please. Tickets for Praise Fest are $10 for the entire day while children under 12 years of age are free. Proceeds benefit Community Cooperative Ministries, Inc. (CCMI) of Fort Myers and Cape Coral and the public is encouraged to bring a canned food item to help the CCMI and its Everyday Cafe. Centennial Park is located at 2000 West First Street in Downtown Fort Myers historic River District along the banks of the Caloosahatchee. For information, go to www.thepraisefest.com. Brattas Piano Bar & Ristorante has a variety of classic dishes on their menu including seafood, steak and pasta offered at affordable prices. Try the Taylor Street baked ziti, the Chicago favorite Chicken Vesuvio or the blackened salmon salad as a lighter fare. Brattas serves dinner Monday through Saturday from 4 to 11 p.m. and 4 to 9 p.m. on Sunday. An Early Bird Menu is available from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily. The full-service bar offers happy hour specials from 4 to 6:30 p.m. that include half-priced drinks and discounted appetizers. Additionally, Brattas features talented musicians seven nights per week. Check their website for a schedule of special events and live entertainment. Brattas Piano Bar & Ristorante is located at 12984 South Cleveland Avenue, Fort Myers, across from The Bell Tower Shops. Call 433-4449 or go to www.brattasristorante.com. Raw oysters, stone crab claws, fried grouper basket and ice cold beer at The Lazy The gardens at The Edison Ford Estates 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. 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. 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9 THE RIVER MARCH 8, 2013 From page 1Rib Cook-OffSuncoast Dulcimers. The festival will offer demonstrations of pioneer skills and crafts, such as wood carving, spinning thread, soap making, quilting, pine needle basket making, blacksmithing, and churning butter. Many workers will be dressed in period costume, helping to recreate Floridas frontier era. The Childrens Discover History area will have a pitcher pump for water, cane pole fishing, candledipping, writing with a pen dipped in an ink bottle, a fossil dig, and plenty of oldfashioned toys and classic games. Pony rides will be available. The festival will also feature Florida authors and artists, legendary characters, vintage automobiles, antique and steam engines, a classic fire truck, and live animals of all kinds, including miniature donkeys and skunks. All funds raised will benefit the societys efforts to preserve and promote the history of DeSoto County for future generations. For information, contact Bebe Bradbury at 863-494-6607 or www.historicdesoto.org/PioneerDay.html. Pioneer Day cane pole fishingBest-Selling Authors Cap Lecture Series The last lecturers of this seasons Berne Davis Lecture Series will be best-selling authors James O. Born and Bob Morris on Monday, March 18, from 11 a.m to 2 p.m. The lectures include a luncheon and book signing. Born is a special agent with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). He has been involved in investigations in such areas as organized crime, violent crimes, economic crimes, drug cartels, and public corruption. Each of his novels is based on some aspect of his career. His third novel, Escape Clause, won the inaugural Florida Book Award for Best Novel. Borns fifth novel, Burn Zone, features ATF agent Alex Duarte. All the novels are published by Putnam. Born published The Double Human and Human Disguise under the pen name James ONeal. The novels are police stories set in the near future. Morris is the author of the Zack Chasteen series of mysteries set in Florida and the Caribbean, including Bahamarama, Jamaica Me Dead, Bermuda Schwartz, A Deadly Silver Sea, and Baja Florida. Bahamarama was a finalist for the Edgar Allen Poe award for best first novel. Morris has also authored numerous nonfiction books and original e-books, including Gut Check, Short Road to Hell, The Man with the Fish on His Foot and other tales from a peculiar peninsula, All Over the Map, and The Whole Shebang. He is a two-time winner of the Lowell Thomas Award for travel writing and a recipient of the Ernie Pyle Award for outstanding human interest writing in America. He contributes to a number of travel and food magazines, including Islands, Carribbean Travel & Leisure, National Geographic Traveler, Virtuoso Life, Bon Appetit, Harbor Style, and Edible Orlando. He has worked at a number of newspapers, including the Florida Keys Free Press, The Fort Myers News-Press, the continued on page 10 James O. Born 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! way s! w w Always Fresh ...Always Fun! Servin A ..Always Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER MARCH 8, 201310 From page 1Imaginarium GalaThe gala will be an interactive experience with a DeLorean on site, thanks to Tony Ierardi, president of the DeLorean Motor Company in Bonita Springs. The Imaginarium will approach 88 mph as soon as guests arrive. Spotlights will fly around the building as they did in the movie. Local actors Jim Yarnes and Christopher Brent will elevate the experience in their roles as Doc and Marty and bring the event to life through interaction, skits and photo opportunities. Outside, there will be dancing and cocktails under the water tower in the Lipman Family Courtyard. Guests can stroll through the grounds and new Backyard Nature Path while viewing the two-phase Caloosahatchee Experience, complete with live alligators and aquariums. Indoors, there will be cocktails, food, and music as well as silent and live auctions. In keeping with the theme of future, discovery and innovation, the Imaginarium will introduce its first Innovator Award. This honor is given to someone whose innovative approach to problem solving has made a significant impact in the Southwest Florida community. This year, the Imaginarium Science Center is honoring Ray Judah, whose 24 years of public service in Lee County has included advocating for the health and management of the Caloosahatchee and Everglades Restoration. He also put the Conservation 20/20 initiative on the referendum in 1996 to purchase environmentally sensitive land, advocated re-purposing trash for energy, and championed CROW. Tickets are $75 per person and can be purchased online at www.i-sci.org or by calling 321-7409. From page 1St. Patricks DayBud Light, the City of Fort Myers, Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency and the following businesses: Spirits of Bacchus, The French Connection, Downtown House of Pizza, The Deli, Crown Valet, City Tavern, HideAway Sports Bar, Cigar Bar, Cowboy Up, Celcius, Space 39, Yanos, Morgan House, The Firestone, Los Cabos Cantina, Fords Garage, Downtown Bagel & Deli, Meta Group, and Indigo Room. From page 9Lecture SeriesOrlando Sentinel, and for The New York Times Regional Newspaper Group. Lectures with lunch are $35; lectures only $25. Tables of eight are available. For tickets, visit www.sbdac.com or call 333-1933. The Berne Davis Lecture Series is sponsored by FineMark National Bank & Trust. The historic Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is at 2301 First Street in the downtown Fort Myers River District. WINE, DINE & RELAX Scrum p tious Dessert s 1 2984 S. C l eve l an d Ave. F ort M yer s www. b rattasristorante.com nl ine Reservations Avai l a bl e 239 -4 33 -444 9 O n Serving American & Italian Cuisine Open 4pm Daily live entertainment & z i n g S t a r t e r s | D a z z l i n g E n m & m FIND US Winner of BEST Casual Fine Dining 2012HAPPY HOUR EVERYDAY 4PM-6:30PMMake ONLINE Reservations & Receive Daily Perk (Sunday thru Thursday only)Join us For St. Patricks Day Sunday 3/17CORNED BEEF CABBAGE & Happy Hour All Day 4pm-clMAKE YOUR EASTER BRUNCH BUFFET OR DINNER RESERVATIONSMONDAY MARCH SPECIALHalf Price on All Wines by The Bottle Bob Morris A DYNAMIC DUO by Jocelyn Miller!Tanglewood Plantation Celebrating One Year Amazon Kindle Best Seller! NEW! Tanglewood Plantation II, Adventure in the EvergladesAvailable in paperback and kindle at www.amazon.com Available locally at: MacIntosh Books and Paper 2407 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-1447


11 THE RIVER MARCH 8, 2013 Junior League Serves Up A Special Valentines DayThe Junior League of Fort Myers sponsored Valentines Treat Day for the girls of Wings of Shelter and Our Mothers Home, held at Summit Church in Estero. Attendees celebrated with a day of beauty, clothing, photos, gift bags, sweets and crafts. The girls were treated to make up lessons by Duality Artistry from Naples, hair styling with Hair by Mia from Stilista Salon, and mini-manicures by Sunstate Academy. Lunch was accompanied by cupcakes from Stefanies Sweet Confections. The girls could select outfits and accessories which included contributions from Lucilles Boutique and Kat Bird Designs. Portraits of the girls and event photography were provided by Sammy Duffy Photography. Junior League ladies were on hand with cookie decorating, scrapbooking, and playing board games; donating leftovers to the safe houses. Gift bags filled with beauty items, cookbooks, and gift certificates were handed out. Several wish list items were donated to the safe houses, including 60 goodie bags. Florida has been identified as a hub for human trafficking. As these rescued girls are being rehabilitated from their trauma and gaining a sense of normalcy in their lives, an impact can be made by promoting a sense of self-care and worthiness. Wings of Shelter is dedicated to the intervention of human trafficking and child slavery, developing safe houses for the children to help restore their lives. Our Mothers Home provides a safe, nurturing home for teen foster moms and human trafficking victims where they learn to love themselves, their children, while becoming self-sufficient, productive members of the community. Junior League of Fort Myers Valentines Treat Day For reservations call 239-472-5555. Open 5-10 pm daily 1244 Periwinkle, Sanibel www.ilcielosanibel.com Full Bar & Wine Available for Catering & Private Parties Fantastic meal and service not to be missed! TripAdvisor member, Feb. 2013 ...One of the best restaurants we have been to on Sanibel or any place else. OpenTable Diner since 2008 Best meal on our vacation, wonderful experience. TripAdvisor member, December 2012 All New Eclectic Fare mussels il cielo baked escargot fresh local clams beef carpacio ahi tuna tian traditional meatballs filet & new york strip pistachio crusted rack of colorado lamb yellowtail snapper blue crab crusted black grouper zinfandel braised short ribs wild caught salmon jumbo shrimp & grits atlantic sea scallops daily specials & more Desserts made in house Young Ones Menu available


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 8, 201312


13 THE RIVER MARCH 8, 2013 FF FF OF OF Prices Pric Retail P RetailP ect ed On Sel e On S andise Mercha Me After 33 years on Sanibel Island, F ran and Ron are retiring an d CLOSING THE DOORS FOREVER! THE DOORS F Dont miss this opportunity to purchase iss this opportunity to pu fine jewelry and custom designs at... e jewelry and custom designs a jewelry and custom designs at... welry and custom designs at 455 PERIWINKLE WAYSANIBEL ISLAND 239.472.5544MONDAY-SATURDAY 10:00AM-5:00PM, SUNDAY 11:00AM-4:00PMAll Major Credit Cards and Layaways Accepted Discounts Off Original Retail / Suggested Retail PricesJEWELRY ARTISANS OF FINE 4 AR T ISANS OF FINE NOTHING HELD BACK! 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. Pam Tebow To Speak At BenefitPam Tebow, mother of Heisman Trophy winner and New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow, will deliver the keynote speech at the Lifeline Family Center 16th Annual Benefit on March 21 at McGregor Baptist Church in Fort Myers. She will relate her life experiences as a mother, a missionary and teacher. The notoriety of the Tebow family increased when their youngest son won the Heisman Trophy following his sophomore football season with the Florida Gators. In 2010, Pam and Tim were in a Super Bowl commercial that celebrated family and life. Pam is also passionate about encouraging women to trust the Lord and to use the influence God has given them to impact their world. The Tebows lived for a number of years as missionaries in the Philippines and ran an orphanage there which has been home to scores of orphans since 1992. Pam and her husband Bob have been called homeschool pioneers. They began homeschooling in 1982. All five of their children were homeschooled from kindergarten through high school and all received college scholarships. The fundraiser supports the mission of Lifeline Family Center, a privately funded organization dedicated to providing hope for young women in unplanned pregnancies by offering a two-year residential program in a safe and secure Christian home. The goal of Lifeline Family Center is to enable young women to redirect their lives by breaking the cycle of poverty, abuse and neglect. Pam Tebows life-affirming message of hope resonates with the young women we work with every day. said Kathy Miller, executive director of Lifeline Family Center. Tickets are $70 per person or $400 for a table of eight. Sponsorships that include a VIP reception with Pam Tebow are available. Call Lifeline Family Center at 242-7238. Pam Tebow To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


THE RIVER MARCH 8, 201314 Most Of The Sound Still Spared From Red Tideby Capt. Matt MitchellFor the first few days of this week, it really looked like the red tide was going to make it up into the sound and we could have a major fish kill on our hands. The southern end of the sound specifically around the causeway, mouth of the river and most of San Carlos Bay was covered with dead fish. Im not sure if they died in the bay or a combination of incoming tide and south wind had pushed the floaters in from around Lighthouse Point. As quickly as the dead fish showed up, a day or two later, they were gone from the southern sound. This red tide saga has been going on in our area for roughly five months, with dead fish reported all over the beaches from Sarasota to Naples. This is the longest a red tide has stuck around our area since 2005, when we had a 13-month red tide. Luckily, so far most of the sound has stayed free of high concentrations of the toxic algae and we have experienced no major fish kills in the bay. Sheepshead fishing remained on fire around the passes this week, with the best bite being on the slack and incoming tide. Chunks of frozen shrimp fished around docks and sea walls caught sheepshead to four pounds. During clear water conditions, the sheepshead could be seen milling around structures. Now we are on the backside of another major cold front, there should be another major wave of sheepshead push into the bay from the gulf. These fish are all loaded with roe, so only take what you need for a meal. Higher afternoon tides made for some quality redfish action. Working mangroves with a popping cork and jig loaded with a frozen jumbo shrimp caught reds to 25 inches. Working the wind-blown shorelines on the eastern side of the sound between the powerlines and Flamingo Bay Channel did take a little moving around to find the redfish, but once located, catching a dozen or so out of one hole or point was the norm. Drifting the float rig in tight to the shoreline was a fast way to locate them; if you did not catch a red within five minutes, it was time to move on. During cold windy periods, I spent my time fishing the deep creeks way back in the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. This was a great option when making a longer run up to the passes was not really possible due to the conditions. On the lowest phases of the tide, some mangrove creeks were hot with a wide variety of fish while other creeks simply were dead. Once I found a hot spot in a sheltered creek, the variety of fish seemed endless, with even a few pompano and flounder caught in the mix. Bouncing a live shrimp really slowly across the bottom caught fish both under the deeper mangrove shorelines and out in the deeper water in the middle of these channels. The colder and windier it is, the better the fishing in the Ding can be. My go-to bait for sheepshead at the pass and for redfish under the trees has been frozen jumbo shrimp. I buy a frozen 5# block of great for bait frozen jumbo shrimp and pull them out of my cooler a few at a time. I then break them into chunks for sheepshead or fish them with just the head and tail removed for redfish. These shrimp are a great and often better alternative to live shrimp and are so much easier to cart around. These food quality shrimp can be found at various locations all over the islands. Check out www.greatforbait.com. With everyone quick to blame the prolonged red tide and red drift algae on water releases from Lake O, releases from the lake are only part of a much bigger problem we are all facing. After spending time on the lake both fishing and duck hunting, I am always amazed at how pristine and algae-free the lake is. I believe the root of this problem is the excessive use of fertilizer in Florida from both our population and increase and from farming. Just by the geological nature of our state any fertilizer, either used excessively for farming or residential use, is eventually going to make its way into our water. With residential fertilizer use increasing every year, we need some major regulations that will drastically reduce or totally ban the use of phosphorus fertilzer in Florida. If we want to preserve and improve our water quality, this starts with every one of us. 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. Hunter Jolly with a sheepshead caught with Capt. 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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 4664040. 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.


15 THE RIVER MARCH 8, 2013 Ding Darling Hosts StudentsEnthusiasm was high as 4th graders from Cape Corals St. Andrew Catholic School spent a warm February day in The JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. The annual field trip is an event the students, as well as their teachers and parent chaperones, look forward to. The field trip kicked off with a guided trip through the refuges Wildlife Drive with ranger Becky Wolff leading the charge. Students were introduced to the ecologically important mangrove trees and learned the secrets of the trees abilities to tolerate living in a saltwater environment. An array of wildlife inhabiting the mangrove estuary was spotted, including numerous bird species, mangrove tree crabs and even a mangrove water snake. After a break for lunch, the group headed to Tarpon Bay Explorers, the refuge concessionaire, for a Touch Tank Exploration program with naturalist Kristy Raines. The students were treated to some hands-on fun as they learned about the small marine life that inhabits Tarpon Bay. The program provided up-close examination of sea stars, live whelks and conchs, hermit crabs, horseshoe crabs, shrimp, numerous varieties of fish and the ever-popular seahorses. Raines also presented the skeleton of a bottlenose dolphin and the jawbone of a Florida manatee. The field trip was capped off with shopping in Tarpon Bay Explorers nature-themed gift shop. Several students purchased mementos to remind them of their special day at Ding. Yacht Club Donates Food And Fundsby Past Commodore Chris ChristensenIn October 2010, Dee Vaigl of the Fort Myers Beach Yacht Club created a charitable committee within the club known as the Dolphins In The Pantry program. The pantrys aim was to collect non-perishable food items as well as monetary donations at the clubs monthly meetings. The program has been very successful. The food donations were delivered to the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida on Fowler Street every month with almost 200 pounds being delivered during 2012. Money collected during 2012 was $2,197.63. A large size check for this amount was presented to Joyce Jacobs, Associate Director of the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida, Inc. during the clubs monthly meeting on February 27. Meetings of the Fort Myers Beach Yacht Club are held once a month, usually on the fourth Wednesday, at the American Legion Post 274 on San Carlos Island. Because the club does not have the expense of maintaining their own waterfront facility, dues are only $100 per year per couple or $60 per single. Learn more about the club at www. FMBYachtClub.org or call Commodore Fern Toomey at 463-4194. From left, Commodore Fern Toomey, treasurer Len Ebright, Joyce Jacobs, Past Commodore Pete Oiderma and committee chairperson Dee Vaigl w ww.SeabreezeN u rseries.com ( 239 ) 5 60-1422 Whitey or Sooty Mold ? We can help Ask about our Season Discount F REE Lan d scape Consu l tation Visit o u r Website for more d etail s m s, Pal m e s, nativ e n s croto n d s, bromelia d e s, buttery bush e re & mu ch m or Reservations Required for All Cruises All Cruises(239)472-5300Cruises depart from beautiful Captiva Islandwww.captivacruises.com Call for departure timeTHE BEST WAY TO SEE THE ISLANDS IS FROM THE WATER 10 a.m. Island Cruise to Useppa Or Cabbage Key Adventure Sailing Cruises 4:00 p.m. Dolphin Watch Cruise Beach & Shelling Cruise Sunset Serenade Cruise with Island Musicians St. Andrew 4th graders with naturalist Kristy Raines enjoying a touch tank exploration at Tarpon Bay Explorers St. Andrew Catholic School 4th grade field trip to Ding Darling Refuge


THE RIVER MARCH 8, 201316 Indian Princess Announces New Cruise ScheduleThe Indian Princess authentic paddle wheeler announces a new schedule for its cruises. The Indian Princess will host afternoon sight-seeing cruises from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays and sunset cruises from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday evenings. Due to the daylight savings time change, the sunset cruises will begin an hour later starting on Sunday, March 10. From now through April, entertainer Jimmy G., who plays the steels drums, ukulele and guitar, will play on all noon cruises as well as Thursday and Saturday evenings. Karaoke cruises will take place on Friday evenings. There will be no public cruises on Mondays and Tuesdays, as the paddle wheeler will only be available for private party and event rentals, such as weddings and corporate gatherings. Adult tickets for a cruise are $25 plus tax per person and $15 plus tax for children (ages 3 to 12). For groups of 20 people or more, the Indian Princess now offers special pricing of $18 plus tax per person. For groups of 40 to 60 people, the price is reduced to $15 plus tax per person. Parties of 60 or more are encouraged to rent the paddle wheeler privately. Special group pricing is not available for private cruises. The Indian Princess is located before the sky bridge past the Key West Express, at 2080 Main Street on Fort Myers Beach. Boarding for all cruises begins 30 minutes before departure time. Capacity is limited. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 765-8919. For more information, visit www.indianprincessfortmyers.com. Bonsai Society Beginners WorkshopThe Bonsai Society of Southwest Florida will present a Beginners Workshop, to be conducted by Mike Lane, at its Saturday, March 16 meeting. After an introductory talk, participants will receive a fukien tea tree for styling and individual instruction on bonsai styling techniques. Additionally, Krystin Muller will give a brief talk on caring for wood cutting tools and will be available following the workshop to professionally sharpen scissors and cutting tools; a small fee will be charged. The public is invited to attend the 9 a.m. meeting, held at the Support Personnel Association of Lee County (SPALC) Building at 6281 Metro Plantation Road in Fort Myers. Guests are welcome and invited to bring their trees for styling suggestions. There is no charge for attending; a $10 fee will be charged for the workshop participants. Parking is free. Bonsai is the practice of artistically styling and maintaining small trees in pots. It had its origins in China and Japan. The Bonsai Society of Southwest Florida is a non-profit organization that promotes education and appreciation of bonsai and related arts. To sign up for the Beginners Workshop, or for more information about the society, call Jim Bremer at 482-7543 or visit www.thebonsaisswfl.com. Native Plant SaleThe Coccoloba Chapter, Florida Native Plant Society will hold a native plant sale, co-sponsored by Coccoloba and the City of Cape Coral, at Rotary Park, 5505 Rose Garden Road, Cape Coral, on Saturday, April 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lee Countys Florida Yards and Neighborhoods Program and master gardeners will provide a rain barrel workshop/kit for $45. Pre-register by calling 533-7504. Florimulch from Forestry Resources will be on sale for only $2 a bag and native plant experts will be on continued on page 17 Indian PrincessGuided Walk Blends History And NatureA Guided History and Nature Walk will take place at W ild Turkey Strand Preserve on Saturday, March 16 from 9 to 11 a.m. Participants can meet in the parking lot at 11901 Rod & Gun Club Road, Fort Myers Just south of Lehigh Acres, this 3,137-acre Conservation 20/20 preserve sits atop portions of the former Buckingham Army Air Field, the states largest airfield training base during World War II. Walk a 1.8 mile trail that blends nature and history via boardwalks, observation decks overlooking wetlands and interpretive panels describing the gunnery training that once took place there. Restrooms are available. The degree of difficulty is moderate. Bring items you may need during the walk such as water, hat, sunscreen, binoculars, camera and closed-toed shoes or boots.For more information call 707-3325. JACARANDAThe Entertainment Nightly in Sanibels Social Scene1223 PERIWINKLE WAY, SANIBEL 472-1771 Happy Apps $5.95Sesame Encrusted Ahi Tuna, Crispy Fried Calamari, Chilled Oysters, Steamed Shrimp, BBQ Beef Satays, Mussels Marinara, Chicken WingsSanibels Best HAPPY HOUR4 7 p.m. Nightly in the lounge1/2 Price DrinksCall & Well Liquor, Draft Beer Selections, Select House Wine


17 THE RIVER MARCH 8, 2013 CROW Case Of The Week A Tale Of Two Cottontailsby Patricia MolloyHippity, hoppity, Easters on its way. Most of you are likely quite familiar with the quote from Beatrix Potters Peter Cottontail rhyme, a childrens classic. What you may not know is that the wildlife veterinarian staff at CROW cares for hundreds of native sick, injured and abducted babies each year, including Eastern cottontails. Baby animals are frequently brought into CROW by well-meaning citizens after discovering what they believe to be an abandoned nest. In the case of wild bunnies, a mother rabbit spends most of the day away from her nest to avoid drawing the attention of predators. If a nest looks undisturbed and the mother is nowhere in sight, that is her plan. Currently, the clinic is caring for two baby Eastern cottontails, patients #0086 and #0087. They were admitted together as tiny bunnies with eyes barely open. They are in a hutch together and were initially bottle-fed a milk replacement; they have since graduated to grass and Oxbow Bunny Basics, which contains a lot of fiber and a good balance of protein and amino acids to keep them healthy and growing properly. Thanks to the dedication of CROWs staff, they are thriving in spite of the fact that nothing can replace mothers milk (rabbit milk is the most caloric of all mammals) or her tender loving care. With Easter right around the corner, instead of purchasing a novelty gift basket, make a lasting contribution in honor of a friend or family member by donating to CROW. As Potter went on to write in Peter Cottontail, And listen to him say: Try to do the things you should. Maybe if youre extra good, Hell roll lots of Easter eggs your way. 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 PO Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit: www.crowclinic.org. Babies of all species must be weighed daily to ensure that they are gaining the appropriate amount of weight. This young Eastern cottontail is one of two abducted babies at the clinic A tube sock filled with warm dry rice helps to keep the smallest of bunnies warm and cozy, like their mothers would in the wild.Morning Stroll In The WoodsTake a guided nature walk on quarter-mile live oak loop at Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve on Saturday, March 9 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Participants will meet in the parking lot of Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserves east entrance, 10130 Bayshore Road in North Fort Myers. Traverse wetland, oak hammock and pine flatwoods on ADA-compliant boardwalk and trail while learning more about the birds, butterflies and plants that call this home. Visit one small section of a 1,290-acre Conservation 20/20 wilderness oasis that includes nature trails, scenic observation areas, and picnic pavilions. 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 707-0862. From page 16Plant Salehand to help with plant choices. Trees, shrubs, grasses, wildflowers and vines that provide nectar for pollinators, larval hosts for butterflies and healthy food for birds will be available in oneand three-gallon pots. Proceeds benefit the Coccoloba Chapter of FNPS to continue their grant programs. For more information, contact John Sibley at 671-9663. For details visit: www.fnpscoccoloba.org. Downy woodpecker 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 8, 201318 Plant SmartSilver Bismarck Palmby Gerri ReavesSilver Bismarck palm (Bismarckia nobilis) is admired for its symmetrical crown of silvery blue-green leaves. A fairly recent introduction to Florida, this majestic fan palm of large proportion deserves the nobilis in its Latin name. Although a native of Madagascar, the species gets its common name from Otto Von Bismarck, the former imperial chancellor and prime minister of the German Empire. This tree is best suited to large landscapes where it can be the center of attention. This stout-trunked palm can reach up to 60 feet high and 20 feet across. The waxy palmate fronds sometimes measure 10 feet across, and the sharply toothed thick stems up to 10 feet long. Creamy fragrant flowers appear on stalks as long as four feet, with male and female flowers blooming on different trees. The round brown fruit is inedible. Drought-tolerant, lowmaintenance, and moderately salt-tolerant, it will do well in the lower sections of the Florida peninsula and in the Keys. It prefers full sun but tolerates some shade. While this palm is outstanding for its beauty and adaptability to southernmost Floridas climate, it is not noted for any benefits to wildlife. Sources: Waterwise by the South Florida Water Management District, floridata.com, floridapalmtrees. net, and hort.ufl.edu. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. Inedible brown fruit appears amid the fronds Silver Bismarck palms demand a large space, the better to appreciate its symmetry and silvery blue-green leaves photos by Gerri Reaves Caring For Your PlantsPower Wires And Other Obstaclesby Justen DobbsThere are a lot of streetside plantings including royal palms that shouldnt have been planted in the vicinity of power lines due to the fast growth rate and eventual height. This creates a need for the palm fronds to be manually trimmed contrary to their natural design of being self-cleaning palms. Large stately palms that have their fronds hacked back look out of place and ugly, in my opinion. The only exception to this is along McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers were the royal palms were planted long before any power wires were installed. In this case, the palms take precedent, but the power wires would have more utility if placed underground. Research your palm and hardwood tree choices. Dont just look at each trees eventual height, but also consider their growth rate. A date palm can be planted and enjoyed for years before it even gets close to a power wire or overhead structure. Once it becomes too large for its area, it can easily be moved to another location or replaced. Slower growing trees typically have more value when larger and can even be re-sold to the commercial landscaping market for big bucks. I have a lot of homeowners shy away from certain palms or hardwood trees because they read online that they grow to 50 to 80 feet tall when mature. What these homeowners dont realize is that many trees take decades, if not centuries to reach that height. Coconut palms grow fairly slowly, as do buccaneer palms, cabbage palms, Chinese fan palms, date palms, bottle palms, and many others. This means that they can be planted around your house or other structures and enjoyed for years before they become a nuisance. However, royal palms, foxtail palms, Montgomery palms, carpentaria palms, royal poinciana trees, and travelers palms grow very quickly and can reach heights of up to 100 feet. (The state record royal palm is growing at the Edison Home in Fort Myers and is 93 feet tall.) These taller trees should be planted in open areas that provide lots of vertical space without any impediments such as power lines. Also, fast growing trees should be incorporated with slower growing trees so that your landscape has a variety of different sizes and shapes in order to create a natural native, or tropical look. The only situation where this doesnt hold true is in commercial settings such as office buildings, road side planters, parks, etc. where a uniform commercial look is desired and optimal. Also keep in mind that coconut palms always grow with a lean or curve in their trunks. This can create problems when they are planted in tight quarters and the palm begins to reach toward a building, wire, or other structure. Justen Dobbs is a landscape architect in south Florida specializing in custom, upscale landscapes. He can be reached at seabreezenurseries@gmail. com. More suitable cat palms and tropical bromeliads were put in its place. They will never reach the power wires above. This hardwood tree had to be cut down because it was getting into the power wires


19 THE RIVER MARCH 8, 2013 Sunset Cruise With LeBuff And GleasonOn Sunday, March 24, Captiva Cruises will offer a spectacular way to experience a Gulf of Mexico sunset and listen to island stories from Charles LeBuff and Deb Gleason aboard the Lady Chadwick, Captiva Cruises flagship vessel. LeBuff and Gleason are co-authors of a new Postcard History Series book entitled Sanibel and Captiva Islands. In 1958, LeBuff accepted a position with the Sanibel National Wildlife Refuge which was renamed the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge in 1967. LeBuff worked at the refuge for 32 years and had the opportunity to talk with Mr. Darling about conservation on the islands. LeBuff pioneered sea turtle research in Southwest Florida and formed Caretta Research in 1968 to study the loggerhead sea turtle. He became a charter member of the Sanibel City Council and played an instrumental role in the citys incorporation and its conservation legacy. Gleason grew up on Sanibel, helping with family rental cottages and later helping visitors become islanders in the world of real estate. She now serves as chairperson of the Sanibel Historical Preservation Committee. This unique cruise will depart McCarthys Marina on Captiva at 6:15 p.m. and travel on Roosevelt Channel, passing by the historic Ding Darling fish house on the way to Redfish Pass for sunset. Passengers can learn more about the fascinating history of Sanibel and Captiva from these colorful islanders. There will be an opportunity to purchase books and have them signed by the authors. Space is limited and reservations are required. Light hors doeuvres will be provided. The Lady Chadwick is equipped with a full-service cash bar, enclosed lower cabin and open-air deck. The cost is $40 per adult and $25 per child. Additional information and reservations may be obtained by calling Captiva Cruises at 472-5300. Alliance Annual Artists Studio TourArt enthusiasts are used to seeing artwork in galleries and shops, but rarely do they get the chance to peak into the other side of the art world: the places where creation occurs. Thats not the case during the Alliance for the Arts 2nd annual Artists Studio Tour on Saturday, April 13, when guests will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with seven Cape Coral Artists in their studios and homes. This daylong, self-guided tour is an educational, inspirational and fun way to get to know local artists, while helping to support cultural and educational programming at the same time. The day begins at the Alliances 10-acre campus on the corner of McGregor and Colonial in Fort Myers, where ticket holders will enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. and get their map to the artists studios. While theyre at the Alliance, they can also check out the artist studios in the Edwards Building, including the Logan Studio, Gulf Coast Atelier, Studio 201 and Union Artist Studios, all of which will be open. Participants will then spend the day choosing the order and the amount of time they wish spend at each location on the studio tour. Theyll see a variety of artistic mediums, including painting, fiber, glass, wood and wire work. This years featured artists are Paul Adamick, Paula Eckerty, Petra Kaiser, Phil Krym, Shirley Hales, Alicia Schmidt and Rose Young. They day will conclude at the Cape Coral Arts Studio on Coronado Parkway with an Arty Hour hors doeuvres and wine tasting reception from 3 to 4 p.m., with several more artists demonstrating silversmithing, stone and clay work. Dont miss this fantastic opportunity to watch local artists work in their own spaces and discuss their creative processes. Tickets are $49 and include continental breakfast, self-guided tour and program and Arty Hour reception. Artists Studio Tour sponsorship provided by Whitten Technical and Total Wine & More. Visit the Alliance Facebook pages photo gallery to see pictures from last years tour. The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Photographs from last years Artists Studio Tours, above and right


THE RIVER MARCH 8, 201320 Tickets Available For Young Artists Awards Gala The community is invited to celebrate the best of performing arts students from throughout Southwest Florida at the 10th anniversary Young Artists Awards Gala on Monday, March 11 at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. Tickets are $45 and include a silent auction at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. and the show, including a champagne toast, hosted by Lois Thome of WINK-TV at 7 p.m. There will also be an Audience Choice award, where tickets holders vote on their favorite performer. On three auditions days in January, six panels of 56 professionals and educators in the performing arts from throughout the nation adjudicated 224 registered auditions in dance, drama, instrumental music, classical voice and contemporary voice/musical theater. The best of performing arts students ages eight to 21 participated in the competition at the Alliance for the Arts. Twenty two finalists were selected to perform individually and 11 runner-up students will work with coaches on a group number to be featured on stage at the opening of the event. Thirty-five cash scholarships will be awarded the evening of the gala. The performers and scholarship winners are: Contemporary Voice/Musical Theater Ages eight to 12 Finalist Avery King, Oasis Elementary Finalist Mary Grace Epps, Oasis Middle School Runner-up Ania Dziarnowski, Diplomat Elementary Ages 13 to 16 Finalist Noelle Aparte, North Fort Myers High School Finalist Victoria Byrd, Booker High School Runner-up Garrett Nowlin, Cypress Lake High School Ages 17 to 21 Finalist Haley Ondrejka, Palm Beach Atlantic University Finalist Halie Boling, Cypress Lake High School Runner-up Martina Long, Cypress Lake High School Classical Voice Ages 13 to 16 Finalist Marcella Brown, homeschooled Finalist Peyton Davis, Cypress Lake High School Runner-up Noelle Aparte, North Fort Myers High School Ages 17 to 21 Finalist Chelsea Bolter, Florida State University Finalist Lauren Davis, Stetson University Runner-up Monica Plazas, Florida Gulf Coast University Drama Ages 13 to 16 Finalist Tom Short, Cypress Lake High School Finalist Jordan Pilant, Fort Myers High School Runner-up Callie Atkinson, Cypress Lake Middle School Ages 17 to 21 Finalist Haley Ondrejka, Palm Beach Atlantic University Finalist Scott Brooker, Community School of Naples Runner-up Rebecca Bronzini, Florida Gulf Coast University Instrumental Music Ages 13 to 16 Finalist Christian Dimaculangan, Lehigh Senior High School Finalist Hae-Yang Chang, Cape Coral High School Runner-up Stephanie van Duijn, Cypress Lake Middle School Ages 17 to 21 Finalist Kevin Seto, Florida Gulf Coast University Finalist Pedro Alfredo Che Sanchez, Florida Gulf Coast University Runner-up Jame Karl A. Till, Florida Gulf Coast University Dance Ages 8 to 14 Finalist Kaitlyn Nicolosi, Fort Myers Christian School Finalist Andrea Damiami, Saint Francis Xavier Runner-up Sadie Reichenbach, Oasis Elementary Ages 15 to 21 Finalist Julissa Jean-Bart, Lehigh Senior High School Finalist Sarah Nelson, North Fort Myers High School Runner-up Hae-Yang Chang, Cape Coral High School Its amazing to see the incredible talent in our area during our auditions, said Katherine Boren, executive director of the program. The adjudicators have an incredibly difficult job. Every year the number of students participating grows larger and the talent more incredible. We had a waiting list of students wanting to participate again this year. We are so thankful for the professional judges who donate their time working with our students, as well as the many community organizations that partner with us by offering opportunities to our students and allowing us to offer scholarships to these talented young people. The community will be astonished at the talent at our upcoming event. All judging sheets are shared with the students, and participants are given numerous opportunities to perform at other community events throughout the year, including monthly performances at Fort Myers Art Walk and ArtFest Fort Myers. Visit the website at www.youngartistsawards.org. Proceeds from the silent auction will benefit the programs Art by Kids with Cancer project, which assists families undergoing the financial challenges of childhood cancer. Tickets are available at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, by phone at 2784422 or online at www.broadwaypalm. com. Drama finalist Tom Short Classical voice finalist Peyton Davis Voice auditions Dancing Event Showcases Students TalentsHope HealthCare Services and Gulfshore Ballet present Dancing with Hope, featuring former Miami City Ballet principal dancers Iliana Lopez and Franklin Gamero, on Saturday, March 9. The performance benefits both organizations and takes place at Edison State Colleges Rush Auditorium, located in the J building at 8099 College Parkway in Fort Myers. Advanced dancers from Gulfshore Ballet, Southwest Floridas premier, not-for-profit school of classical ballet, will present a two-part performance with live piano accompaniment under the guidance of one of the schools renowned artistic directors. Light refreshments will be served starting at 5:30 p.m., with a variety of dance costumes on display. An outdoor garden reception for VIP guests begins at 4:30 p.m. and features live music and champagne with Gulfshore Ballets directors. The showcase performance begins at 6 p.m. Individual tickets are $100 and VIP tickets are $200. Sponsorships begin at $1,500. For reservations or additional information, contact 489-9164 or visit www. hopehcs.org/dancing. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 Voice finalist Noelle Aparte


21 THE RIVER MARCH 8, 2013 A Beloved Musical At Broadway Palmby Di SaggauThe Sound of Music, now playing at Broadway Palm, is familiar to generations of musical theater lovers. We grew up singing many of the songs. In fact, they are the reason for this musicals enduring appeal. My Favorite Things, So Long, Farewell, Edelweiss, Do-Re-Mi and the breathtaking Climb Evry Mountain are absolute classics, and the cast at Broadway Palm does them proud. We all know the story. An innocent young novice falls in love with a strict widower, a naval captain with seven adorable and charming children who steal your heart. There are 12 children who take turns playing the various Von Trapp children and they are all talented, wellrehearsed and utterly lovable. Inspired by true events and set in Austria in 1938 against the backdrop of one of the most turbulent periods in Europes history, Maria (Paige Mattox) as governess, wins over the hearts of the children and eventually their father, George (Rob Watson). His transformation from a man who summons his children with a whistle and thinks that marching is the best form of exercise to a man who allows himself to finally have the feelings he has suppressed, warms our hearts. Both are talented singers and great performers. Special mention must be made of Alfrelynn Roberts, who plays the Mother Abbess. When she sings Climb Evry Mountain, it is inspiring beyond words. Paul Bernier as Max and Amanda Morgan as Elsa, also give standout performances. When they sing Theres No Way To Stop It, you see their struggle for self preservation in the face of a Nazi invasion. They attempt to persuade the captain that its better to watch out for yourself than hold to your ideals, but as we know, the captain is made of better stuff. The sets and costumes add greatly to the production. Hearing Hitlers recorded voice sends chills through you, and the same goes for when the huge Nazi swastika banners are unveiled. In the early 1950s, the Von Trapp Family Singers visited my high school in Omaha, Nebraska and entertained us royally. They were delightful but, of course, we had no idea of the notoriety that would soon follow. The musical, based upon a book by Maria, debuted on Broadway on November 16, 1959 with Mary Martin and Theodore Bikel in the lead roles. The Captain died in 1947 and Maria in 1987. The true story of the Von Trapps can be found online and I recommend you check it out after you see the musical. Rodgers and Hammersteins immortal musical still touches the hearts of audiences around the world. A family classic, The Sound of Music plays through April 6 at Broadway Palm, Southwest Floridas Premier Dinner Theatre, 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. For tickets, visit www.BroadwayPalm.com or call 2784422. Maria with the children in a scene from The Sound of Music Rob Watson and Paige Mattox ShenYun.com Shen Yun is absolutely No.1, t t t t t h h h h h h e e e e e t t t t o o o p p o o o n e i i n n t t h h e e w w o o r r l l d d a b so l u te l y y t h e b e s t .. K K K K K K en en en en W W W W W el el el el el ls ls ls ls l s s s s l l l l l eg eg eg g en en d da da d ry ry ry ry y p p p p p ri ri ri r nc c nc ip ip p p al al d d an an ce ce r r of of t t he he E E ng ng li li sh sh N at io na l l Ba ll et t Its a new realm of dance! Theres a lot of depth to it, and a lot of meaning. Vanessa Harwood, f ormer Principa l Dan ce r o f Nati o nal Ball e t o f Cana da Its superb. 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THE RIVER MARCH 8, 201322 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! Reggae Band To Perform At Alliance Sunset Concert Emerging from the east coast town of Deerfield Beach, The Resolvers have become one of the South Florida music scenes premier alternative reggae acts. The 10-member band captures the essence of the classic reggae sound and blend it with modern songwriting craftsmanship to create their own take on world music. They will perform at the Alliance for the Arts 2013 Bruce T. Gora Sunset Concert Series on Sunday, March 10. The Resolvers are now in the process of recording their first full-length album. After releasing their first five-song EP in 2008, they made their international debut at the 2009 Jamaican Jazz & Blues Festival, followed by a California tour. They were selected to play at Floridas largest festival, Sunfest 2009, and were voted to play the first annual DubFest. They shared the stage with many international artists such as Matisyahu, The Wailers, Yellowman, Lee Scratch Perry, Badfish, SOJA, and Mishka. Gates open at 4 p.m. and the concert begins at 5 p.m. The Nosh Truck will be selling food, but guests are encouraged to bring their own coolers, lawn chairs and blankets to picnic on the amphitheater lawn. General admission tickets are $20. Presale tickets are $15 for Alliance members and are available at the Alliance for the Arts, on the corner of Colonial and McGregor in Fort Myers. Call 939-2787 or buy online at www.ArtInLee.org. Proceeds from the concert series will benefit Alliance Education and Outreach Programming. The 2013 Bruce T. Gora Sunset Concert Series is sponsored in part by LCEC and The News Press Media Group. The concert series concludes on Sunday, April 21 with the Nashville-based Indie Folk Rock band The David Mayfield Parade. The Resolvers Ballet And Healthcare Benefit To Take PlaceGulfshore Ballet and Hope Healthcare Services will present Dancing with Hope on March 9 at the Rush Auditorium at Edison State College. The performance will be in the J Building at 8099 College Parkway in Fort Myers. This event will feature former Miami City Ballet principal dancers Iliana Lopez and Franklin Gamero. Advanced-level dancers from Gulfshore Ballet, Southwest Floridas premier, not-forprofit school of classical ballet, will present a two-part performance, with live piano accompaniment, under the guidance of the schools renowned artistic directors. The unique, intimate evening will feature a champagne and hors doeuvres garden reception with Lopez and Gamero, music, ballet master class and performances, delicious desserts and a raffle. Light refreshments will be served starting at 5:30 p.m., with a selection of dance costumes on display. An outdoor garden reception for VIP guests begins at 4:30 p.m. and features live music and champagne with Gulfshore Ballets directors. The showcase performance begins at 6 p.m. The performance is an opportunity to support two inspiring charitable organizations in one evening. Individual tickets are $100 and VIP tickets are $200. Sponsorships begin at $1,500. For reservations or additional information, contact Heather Chester at 4899164 or visit www.hopehcs.org/dancing. Gulfshore Ballet can be contacted at 5906191 or GulfshoreBallet@gmail.com. Iliana Lopez photo by Steven CarasDavis Art Center March CalendarThe Sideney & Berne Davis Art Center will host a number of upcoming events and activities during the month of March, including: Saturday, March 9 Rock the RiverAll Star Jam 6pm $35 All Tickets/ VIP tables available Sunday, March 10 Cotillion Graduation Thursday, March 14 Connect Networking Mixer. Expand your business and personal relationships. Get to know each other and connect in your community. Event includes raffle prizes, music and mingling. Friday, March 15 Music Walk. The Redemption performs from 7 to 10 p.m. Free Dancing at the Davis: 80s Flash Dance from 8 p.m. to midnight. Tickets are $5 each. Saturday, March 16 Moving Ethos Dance Company. Performance begins at 8 p.m. $25 for all tickets. Monday, March 18 Berne Davis Lecture Series: James O. Born and Bob Morris. Lecture runs from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Cost is $35 for the lecture with lunch or $25 for the lecture only. Wednesday, March 21 to Saturday, March 24 Fort Myers Film Festival Thursday, March 22 Art & Poetry Networking Mixer. Events runs from 8 to 11 p.m. Admission is $5 each. Friday, March 29 American Virtuosi Chamber Concert. Cocktails served starting at 7 p.m. Performance begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Saturday, March 30 An Evening In Paris. Event begins at 6 p.m. Cost is $125 for individuals or $1,000 per table. Contact the Davis Art Center for additional details. For more information about any of our events or classes, contact the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, located at 2301 First Street in Fort Myers, by calling 333-1933, by emailing jim@sbdac.com or by visiting www.sbdac.com.


23 THE RIVER MARCH 8, 2013 Dance Company Returning To Art CenterThe Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center will host Moving Ethos Dance Company on Saturday, March 16 at 8 p.m. Founded in 2008, Moving Ethos is a contemporary dance company that reaches audiences through daring choreography. Performances reflect the spirit and culture of the community. As it moves into its sixth season, Moving Ethos Dance Company is a continuing work in progress, a contemporary dance troupe that works for both its artists and its audiences. Their work is drawn from the evolving and eclectic repertoire created since the company was formed in Sarasota by Courtney Smith Inzalaco and Leah VerierDunn in 2007. Melissa Lodhi, who chairs the Moving Ethos board, believes the company has, should, and will play a continuing role in challenging local tastes in art as it further shapes its own destiny. Moving Ethos has done a good job of directing people into other things they can appreciate, but still giving them something that is provocative or avant garde, said Lodhi. Its important for a city that considers itself an arts community not to just support the traditional forms of art, but to open people up to what can be. The question now is, how can we educate and inspire people to come out of their comfort zone and explore new options? Thats our big challenge, to earn their willingness to take the next step. Now the question is, are people ready to see something a little more risky, something that teeters on the line of subjects maybe a little more touchy? There will be cocktails at 7:30 p.m., followed by the performance at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25. For tickets, call 3331933 or visit www.sbdac. com. The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is at 2301 First Street in the Fort Myers River District. Moving Ethos is known for its daring choreography Moving Ethos Dance Company etting the home of your dreams starts with choosing the right remodeler! ur dreams right re m Kitchens, Bathrooms, Outdoor Entertainment, Media Rooms, Poo l s/Spas, C l osets, an d Comp l ete Home Remo d e l s LI C # CGC 059261A passion for service and excellence since 1989 ost trusted by absentee homeowners to make dreams come true! Free in-home consultation239.939.5411www.ProgressiveBuilders.com Artist Alliance Presents Special EventArtists from various art studios in the Alliance for the Arts campus have come together to create what will be the first of many collaborative events this year. The group is hoping to bring attention to its artistic collaborations while giving back to the community. The Union Artist Studios, Studio 201, The Susan Logan Studios and Jamie Golob Gulf Coast Atelier have joined forces to form The Edwards Artist Alliance. The group will focus on producing quality events involving all cultural aspects such as music, literature and visual arts. On March 23, from 6 to 9 p.m., The Edwards Artist Alliance will present An Evening of Art for Autism. The event will be held in the surrounding lawns of the Edwards Building and the artists studios at 10051 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers. There will be live painting demonstrations, displays of original art, a live art projection, live music and open studios. A silent auction featuring original pieces from the artists will be held during the event. The Edwards Artist Alliance will donate 40 percent of the proceeds to the Florida Repertory Theatres Act Up program, which helps children suffering from autism through performing arts. Acclaimed music prodigy Peter Taylor will perform during the event. Taylor has performed in a multitude of venues around the nation, including Southwest Florida. For more information visit www.artinlee.org or call 939-2787.


THE RIVER MARCH 8, 201324 Wrestlers Make School HistoryFor the first time in school history, Southwest Florida Christian Academy (SFCA) advanced eight wrestlers out of districts and into the regional tournament (held in Tampa). Four of the eight David Bush, David Delly, Andrew Kreps and Noah Huxley advanced to the regional semi-final round. One wrestler, Noah Huxley, took third place at the regional level, which advanced him to the state tournament (held in Lakeland) in the 220-pound weight category. Adding to the firsts for SFCA, Noah Huxley went on to earn a medal by finishing fourth in the state in his weight category. Coach Martin said, The SFCA wrestlers reached a new level of competitiveness this season, which sets us up well for next year and beyond. What a great wrestling season for the Kings. Southwest Florida Christian Academy is located at 3750 Colonial Boulevard in Ft. Myers. For more information call 936-8865 or visit www.swfca.com. From left to right Coach Elias Rey, David Delly, Peyton Randolph, David Bush, Andrew Kreps, Jesse Barringer, Josh McKillip, N oah Huxley and Coach Jim Martin (not pictured Tyler Manes) Fourth place state finisher Noah Huxley Miracle GM Andrew Seymour Traveled Highways And Byways Enroute To His Dream Jobby Ed FrankIf youre looking for a 9 to 5 job, you shouldnt pursue a job as general manager of a professional baseball team. But if you talk to the personable Andrew Seymour, general manager of the Fort Myers Miracle, the Class A farm team of the Minnesota Twins, he will tell you it is the best job in the world. The 42-year-old Seymour has crisscrossed the United States and Canada the last two decades in various baseball jobs before landing the Miracle GM job last year the very team he started with in 1993 as an unpaid intern in his first job out of college. With a degree in sports marketing from George Brown College in Toronto, he sent out more than 200 applications before Mike Veeck, one of the Miracle owners, offered him the internship. A year later, the Toronto native was back in Canada with the Thunder Bay Whiskey Jacks, then to Tyler Texas and back here in 1997 as Miracle promotions director where he remained until 2007. In 2008, he took a job as GM with the Vancouver Canadians, a Class A farm team of the Oakland As, then to the Grand Prairie (Texas) Air Hogs, an independent league team, and finally back here last year in what he calls his dream job. With all that geography, youve got to wonder whether Seymour might be better suited as a travel agent, but he said all those jobs better prepared him for the multidimensional responsibilities of Miracle GM. Despite all that traipsing around North America, Seymour and his wife, Jenifer, are proud parents of a 4-year-old and an 8-year-old. Although the Miracle schedule is just 140 games 70 home games its a 12-month-a-year job as the Miracle staff also is responsible for the business side of the Twins spring training operations, with the exception of ticketing and media relations. He has hired 225 men and women to handle parking, ushering and other duties during spring training. There are 56 concession stands and other venues at Hammond Stadium with Miracle responsibilities plus the gift shop, ATMs, etc. Lining up company and organizational promotions for both spring training and the Miracle season is a major task and the key to financial success. He was quick to point out that the annual Islands Night is one of the biggest and most successful Miracle promotions, with more than 5,000 fans in attendance. Once the Twins spring training schedule is announced, his staff immediately starts lining up sponsors, selling stadium suites and stadium advertising. A typical day for Seymour often runs 12 to 14 hours, long after the end of games as receipts must be tallied and plans made for the next day. You will even see Seymour on the field before each game assisting the game sponsor who throws out the first pitch or the person singing The National Anthem. Seymour is excited about the $45-million planned renovation of Hammond Stadium and the Lee County Sports Complex. Although there is concern that the construction could pose problems for the 2014 Miracle home schedule, he said he is confident the work would be scheduled so as not to require the Miracle to move to another location next year. Stadium capacity will be increased from 8,100 to about 9,000, parking with be expanded, bench seats will be replaced with chairs, concession stands and bathrooms will be modernized and the stadium will be given a modern, wide-open appearance, he said. As a result, the Twins have signed a new 30-year agreement to remain here and the Miracle contract also has been lengthened. This year is the 21st year that the Miracle has been associated with the Twins, one of the longest running affiliations in Minor League Baseball. As a member of the Florida State League, the Miracle draws more than 100,000 fans per season, second highest in the league. Our goal is to average 2,000 a game (140,000) and weve come close, he said. The team averaged 1,911 in 2011, but was down slightly last season. We never lose sight of our commitment that we want our fans to have a great time, he said. And that commitment requires long, long hours of work. Everblades Begin Final Stretch For Playoff Spot The Florida Everblades began the final week of the regular season with a victory last Saturday over the first-place Gwinnett Gladiators to break a four-game losing streak. The four losses dropped the local hockey team to eighth place in the ECHL American Conference, the last playoff seed. Florida is the defending ECHL champion, having won the Kelly Cup a year ago. Their 29-20-4-6 season record is slightly better than a year ago, when they began their championship run. The Everblades begin a four-game road trip this week to Cincinnati, Fort Wayne and Kalamazoo, returning home to Germain Arena on March 13 for a late-season five game homestand. Andrew Seymour


25 THE RIVER MARCH 8, 2013 SFCA Claims Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Crown Once AgainFor the second year in a row, the middle school boys basketball team at Southwest Florida Christian Academy has taken the championship trophy home. The Kings had an almost perfect season, with only one loss late in the season and the loss was by just one point. The Kings defeated Oasis Charter in the conference finals, 68-47, to earn the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference championship title. From left, Jordan Weatherbee, Luke Wallace, Michael Musho, Will Wiggins, Noah Jacobs, Chase Reed, David Sievert, Caleb Catto, Seth Beeson, Hayden Brown, Braxton Baker, Cayman Brown and Viktor Beach March Madness Pet AdoptionsLee County Domestic Animal Services (LCDAS) will hold its own version of March Madness this month. Not only are adoption fees reduced to just $35 for cats six months and older and dogs 40 pounds and over, but adopters can get an additional $10 off if they can make a basket. No slam dunks or three-point shots are required for this deal. There are several ways to join in the magic of March Madness at LCDAS. Hundreds of pets are available for adoption at the shelter, 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office, off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. Volunteers are available to help you narrow the choices to your Final Four and select the perfect family pet. Adoption applications may be submitted online at www.LeeLostPets.com or at the shelter. Pets currently available may be viewed online. The website updates hourly. Adoption hours are Monday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Pet lovers who are not able to adopt can help by promoting the shelter pets. You can send out emails or like your favorites on Facebook and share them with friends. Donations to the Animal Care Trust Fund help sick, injured and infant pets that need care to help them get ready for adoption and their forever homes. The adoption fee for all pets includes spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, flea treatment, de-worming, heartworm test for dogs six months or older, feline AIDS and leukemia tests for cats, a Lee County license for pets three months or older, training DVD, behavior help line, microchip pet ID and a 10-day health guarantee. The total adoption package is valued at more than $500. English Country Dancing LessonsLearn the social dances of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries at the Wa-ke Hatchee Recreation Center 16760 Bass Road, Fort Myers. Call for driving directions. Dress is casual, wear flat shoes with non-slip soles. Partners are not necessary and beginners are welcomed. There will be live music and it is family friendly. For more information call Gillian Carney at 603-9828, email fortmyersdancers@hotmail.com or visit www. dancefl.us/ecd/FtMyersECD.shtml. Lessons are Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8.30 p.m. (year round). Lessons are free after a one-time payment of $10 which covers lifetime membership to Wa-Ke Hatchee Recreation Center. For more information call 432-215 or visit www.leeparks.org/facility-info/ facility-details.cfm?Project_Num=0246. Catholic Charities Name Galeana 2013 Humanitarian Award RecipientThe Galeana Automotive Group and Catholic Charities announced the recipients of the 2013 Catholic Charities Frank Galeana Sr. Humanitarian Award. This years recipients, Mr. and Mrs. Giovanni Trapanese, were chosen for their unwavering dedication to Catholic Charities of Lee, Hendry and Glades County, Diocese of Venice, Inc. The Frank Galeana Sr. Humanitarian Award was presented at the Venetian Ball held at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point on March 2. This year Festival di Venezia was hosted by Bishop Frank J. Dewayne and Masters Of Ceremonies, WINK TV News anchor Lois Thome. All proceeds support the programs and services for those in need in Lee, Hendry and Glades Counties. Catholic Charities has been serving needy families and individuals of Lee, Hendry and Glades Counties since 1984. They provide social service programs including food distribution, senior housing and programs, after school tutoring for children, food stamp applications, human trafficking case management, immigration services and adult education programs. Night Out For Calendar GirlsClad in leather, The Calendar Girls showed up at Harley-Davidson of FortMyers on March 1 for a Girls Night Out performance for the benefit of Blessings In A Backpack, a program that provides children with meals on the weekend when school lunch programs are closed. In Lee County last year, Blessings In A Backpack provided meals for more than 4,000 children. For more information on how you can have The Calendar Girls at your next event, go to www.calendargirlsflorida.com or call 850-6010. The Calendar Girls at Harley-Davidson of Fort Myers photo by Ronald A.Co To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


THE RIVER MARCH 8, 201326 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, I have 10-year-old fraternal twins, a boy and a girl. My daughter seems to do so much better in school than my son. I have raised them the same plus they are twins; shouldnt they be achieving at school in the same way? Is there something else I should be doing for my son? Scott R., Fort Myers Beach Scott, Twins are uniquely similar in so many ways, but they have differences as well, and especially with fraternal twins. As a recent study points out, the differences you are seeing may be gender based rather then reflect a parenting difference. This study that included 5,800 students from kindergarten through fifth grade may shed some light on these differences for you. Researchers from Columbia University and the University of Georgia evaluated students performance in reading, math and science. They then linked these scores to the teachers assessment of the students performance. Study results that even though boys test scores were higher, they received lower grades on teachers assessment. The variation in school grades between boys and girls may be because girls have better attitude toward learning than boys was the main conclusion from this study. The skill that matters the most in regards to how teachers graded their students is what we refer to as approaches toward learning, said Christopher Cornwell, head of economics in the UGA Terry College of Business and one of the studys authors. You can think of approaches to learning as a rough measure of what a childs attitude toward school is: It includes six items that rate the childs attentiveness, task persistence, eagerness to learn, learning independence, flexibility and organization. I think that anybody whos a parent of boys and girls can tell you that girls are more of all of that. Additionally researchers say that non academic or classroom behavior skills may explain why boys receive poor grades. Behavior such as how well each child was engaged in the classroom, how often the child externalized or internalized problems, how often the child lost control and how well the child developed interpersonal skills were clearly related to the grades the students received. This is not really new information as it replicates much of what was found in research in educational studies from the 1980s and 1990s. What is new however is the trend we are now seeing that fewer young men are going to college, or staying in college the lack of educational attainment. The hypothesis set forth from the UGA/Columbia study is that these lower grades that the boys receive discourage them during their elementary school years from setting high academic expectations for themselves. To date, no conclusions can be made. What this study points out, however, is how very important it is for families to have clearly stated goals and expectations for their children. Research has shown that parental expectations for childrens academic achievement predict educational outcomes more than other measures do of parental involvement, such as attending school events. Parent encouragement and support go well beyond tests and grades and can set the stage for their children to achieve at their highest levels. 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. Annual Scholarship Fundraising EventCanterbury School will present its annual fundraising gala, Dream Big the Skys the Limit, to support the schools need-based financial aid program, provide curriculum enrichment and classroom enhancements on Saturday, April 20, 7 p.m., at the ACI Hangar at Page Field. The event is presented by FineMark Bank. More than 25 percent of Canterbury students receive some form of need-based merit scholarship and/or financial aid support. We recognize that the full cost of an independent education is beyond the means of some outstanding students and families, said Tony Paulus, head of the school. The financial aid program at Canterbury School is designed to help make a Canterbury education accessible to qualified students who could not otherwise afford the cost of attending. This year, Canterbury is providing approximately $1,460,000 of financial assistance. The school adheres to the National Association of Independent Schools Principles of Good Practice for Financial Aid in its granting processes. In addition, students of promise can apply for need-based merit scholarship opportunities for students entering 6th and 9th grades. The students must apply and meet certain academic requirements, demonstrate leadership qualities and take a qualifying test at Canterbury School. The net proceeds from the Dream Big event will benefit the scholarship and financial aid programs. Tickets are $150 per person, $300 per couple, or $100 for Canterbury alumni. Sponsorships are available. For more information, contact the development office at 333-3294, or email LOzboyaci@canterburyfortmyers. org. Scholarships For Creative StudentsTopNotch Records pop artist, songwriter and pianist Whitney Wolanin of Sanibel has always been passionate about education and feels so lucky to have attended her dream school, Vanderbilt University, and wants to give other creative students the same opportunity. To apply for the $25,000 worth of scholarship awards, students will create a music video or short film, as telling the story of, and including, Wolanins new hit single, Wrong Guy (I Did It This Time) The deadline to apply for the 10 scholarship award shares is May 15. To read more details regarding the scholarship information, visit www.whitneywolanin.com/Scholarship/. Grant WorkshopsThe Southwest Florida Community Foundation will host grant workshops across the five-county area it serves the week of March 18. The grant workshops are meant to inform nonprofit agencies about the various grant opportunities available through the foundation. According to the Community Foundations Director of Programs Anne Douglas, the series will address changes to the foundations current grant programs and updates on the 3D initiative. Grants can be a considerable source of frustration for nonprofits, said Douglas. These informational workshops are meant to breakdown the confusion and questions and make the process as simple and pain free as possible so that we are able to get funds into the hands of the community organizations that need them. Sessions include: Monday, March 18 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Alliance of the Arts, located at 10091 McGregor Blvd. in Fort Myers. Tuesday, March 19 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Clewiston Museum, located at 109 Central Ave. in Clewiston; and from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Hendry County Economic Development Council, located at 644 S. Main Street in LaBelle. Wednesday, March 20 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Naples Daily News, located at 1100 Immokalee Road in Naples. Friday, March 22 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Cultural Center of Charlotte County, located at 2280 Aaron Street in Port Charlotte. The SWFLCF is celebrating its 36th year of supporting the communities of Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Glades and Hendry counties by connecting donors and their philanthropic aspirations with evolving community needs. With assets of more than $64 million, the Community Foundation has provided more than $54 million in grants and scholarships to the communities it serves. During its 2012 fiscal year, the SWFLCF granted more than $3 million to more than 100 different organizations supporting education, animal welfare, arts and human services. Reservations are required by Friday, March 15. For more information, call Anne Douglas at 274-5900, visit www. floridacommunity.com or RSVP to jremmel@floridacommunity.com. Cattanach Joins Phi Kappa PhiThe Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi announced that Emily Cattanach, a resident of Fort Myers, was recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi the nations oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Cattanach is pursuing a degree at Armstrong Atlantic State University. Named To Deans List Steven Clarke of Fort Myers and Keith Cute of Cape Coral have earned placement on the Deans List for the fall semester at Berklee College of Music. To be eligible for the Deans List, a full-time student must achieve a grade point average of 3.4 or above; a part-time student must achieve a grade point average of 3.6 or above. Garrett Named To Deans ListTaylor Garrett, a senior and a resident of Fort Myers, was named to the Deans List of Mercer Universitys College of Liberal Arts for the fall 2012 semester. Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


27 THE RIVER MARCH 8, 2013 New Report Spotlights Coasts Value In Jobs, Trade And Tourismsubmitted by Ken and Kate Gooderham, ASBPA executive directorsMany understand that beaches are business generators, an attractor for visitors and residents (and the businesses that follow them). But a major player in our trade balance? A stalwart source of U.S. jobs that cant be sent overseas? A key to our countrys international competitiveness in tourism? Yes, our coast is all that and more, according to an article in the newly published issue of Shore & Beach. Author James Houston, director emeritus of the Corps of Engineers Engineer Research and Development Center, has looked into the economic value of Americas beaches in the past, but this latest update of his research delves deeper into the international aspects of that economic energy. His view is positive: Few Americans are aware that the travel and tourism (T&T) industry is among Americas largest industries, employers and earners of foreign exchange and beaches are its leading tourist destination. In an era where the availability of jobs is a major issue and their offshoring a significant concern, the T&T industry is the largest employer in the U.S. and its jobs are difficult to offshore. U.S. economic competitiveness is of concern, since it runs large trade deficits, but its largest trade surplus is in T&T, where it runs a multi-billion dollar surplus even with China. After giving us the good news, Houston follows with the kicker: Our coastal economic engine wont continue to run as strong if our coast is not maintained. Survey after survey finds that beaches are the leading U.S. vacation destination. However, beach erosion is a major concern for many beaches. As beaches decrease in width, tourists head to other destinations, including foreign beaches. Beach nourishment has been shown to increase tourist numbers and provide a good return on investment, in particular to the federal government through taxes. However, the U.S. lags much of the world in the growth of tourism infrastructure investment including restoration of beaches. As a result, the growth of U.S. tourism is projected to lag much of the rest of the world. Renewed U.S. investment in tourism infrastructure is important to grow the economy and number of jobs and to reduce the U.S. trade imbalance. Houston concludes with this sobering note: Without a paradigm shift in attitudes toward the economic significance of travel and tourism and necessary infrastructure investment to maintain and restore beaches, the U.S. will continue to relinquish a dominant worldwide lead in its most important industry. Shore & Beach is a peer-reviewed technical journal published quarterly by the American Shore & Beach Preservation Association. Issues are sent to members (including libraries) only, but an index of past issues is available online at www.asbpa. org. Shoreline Strengths Travel and tourism accounts for one in every 10 U.S. jobs more than all U.S. manufacturers combined. In 2011, while the U.S. ran a trade deficit overall of $727 billion, travel and tourism resulted in a $43 billion surplus due to the international tourists drawn to this countrys numerous assets (including beaches). Some 85 percent of all the U.S. tourist-related revenues are generated by the coastal states. Beaches drew an estimated 2.2 billion visits in 2010 more than twice the number of visitors to all our federal and state parks. One estimate is that beaches contribute about $225 billion annually to the U.S. economy. After Miami Beach was initially restored, the jump in tourism income was more than five times as much as the cost of the restoration project itself. Now, it is estimated that international tourists alone make an annual contribution to Miami Beachs economy 50 times greater than the cost of the beach restoration. For every $1 the federal government spent on beach restoration in 2012, it collected an estimated $570 in beach tourist tax revenues. International tourists generate about $215 in tax revenues for every $1 the federal government spends on beach restoration. Coastal countries such as Spain, Germany and Japan (with far less coastline than the U.S.) routinely can spend more on maintaining their beaches annually than the U.S. spends on its coastlines in a decade or more. Source: Shore & Beach Journal, Vol. 81, No. 1, Winter 2013 Galloway, Jr. Named Luminary Of The YearA committee of past Hodges University Luminary Award recipients announced last week that it has selected Fort Myers businessman and philanthropist Sam Galloway, Jr. as its 2013 Luminary of the Year award recipient. The annual award will be presented during a luncheon on Thursday, March 28 at the Harborside Event Center in downtown Fort Myers. The Luminary Award recognizes local citizens who personify societys most valued human characteristics and thus have moved society in a positive way, serving as distinguished examples of the virtues of perseverance, honesty, moral character and charity. Sam Galloway, Jr. is one of the areas most respected community leaders, demonstrating extraordinary integrity, character and civic-mindedness, said Philip M. Memoli, Vice President of University Advancement for Hodges University. Over the years, he has established a legacy of philanthropy and community service in Lee County. He is a true Luminary in our community and we are honored to recognize him for all that he has achieved. A Fort Myers native and graduate of Fort Myers High School, Galloway, Jr. currently serves as president of the Galloway Family of Dealerships, one of the oldest and most respected businesses in the Southwestern region of Florida. The dealership was started by his grandparents in 1927 as Lee Motors in downtown Fort Myers. Galloway, Jr. has received numerous business honors including being named to the Ford Motor Companys Salute to Dealers Program. He gives back to his community by working for numerous charitable causes and with many civic organizations, serving as Chairman Emeritus for the Community Cooperative Ministries Inc. (CCMI), an organization working to end homelessness and hunger in our community. He has served in many other community organizations including the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, Edison-Ford Winter Estates Foundation, Edison Festival of Light, The Salvation Army Board, American Cancer Society, Lee County Sheriffs Office Walkie-Talkie Walk, Holiday Sing-a-Long and Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Mr. Galloway joins a growing list Luminary Award recipients including Wayne and Mavis Miller (2012), Francis and Sam Bailey (2011) and Dr. Veronica Shoemaker (2010). For his outstanding involvement and dedication to our community, and for making significant contributions of leadership and service which have improved and enriched the lives of so many residents of our community, Hodges University is pleased to honor Sam Galloway, Jr. as its 2013 Luminary of the Year. He will be formally recognized at a luncheon on March 28 at Harborside Event Center. 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THE RIVER MARCH 8, 201328 Financial FocusBe Aware Of Risks Of Not Investing by Jennifer BaseyYouve no doubt heard about the risks associated with investing. This investment carries this type of risk, while that investment carries another one. And it is certainly true that all investments do involve some form of risk. But what about not investing? Isnt there some risk associated with that, too? In fact, by staying on the investment sidelines, or at least by avoiding longterm, growth-oriented investments, you may incur several risks. Here are some to consider: You might not keep up with inflation. If you put all your money under the proverbial mattress, or, more realistically, you keep it all in cash instruments and very short-term investments, you might think you are playing it safe. After all, you might reason, your principal is protected, so even if you dont really make any money, youre not losing it, either. But thats not strictly true, because if your money is in investment vehicles that dont even keep up with inflation, you can lose ground. In fact, even at a relatively mild three percent annual inflation rate, your purchasing power will decline by about half in just 25 years. You might outlive your money. For a 65-year-old couple, theres a 50 percent chance that one spouse will live past age 90, according to the Society of Actuaries. This statistic suggests that you may need your investments to help provide enough income to sustain you for two, or even three, decades in retirement. You might not be able to maintain your financial independence. Even if you dont totally run out of money, you could end up scrimping by or, even worse, you could become somewhat dependent on your grown children for financial assistance. For most people, this prospect is unacceptable. Consequently, youll want to make appropriate financial decisions to help maintain your financial independence. You might not be able to retire on your terms. You would probably like to decide when you retire and how youll retire that is, what sort of lifestyle youll pursue during retirement. But both these choices may be taken out of your hands if you havent invested enough to retire on your own terms. You might not be able to leave the type of legacy you desire. Like most people, you would probably like to be able to leave something behind to your family and to those charitable organizations you support. You can help create this type of legacy through the appropriate legal vehicles i.e., a will, a living trust and so on but youll still need to fund these mechanisms somehow. And that means youll need to draw on all your financial assets, including your investments. Work with your financial advisor to determine the mixture of growth and income investments you need during your working years and as you move toward retirement to help you meet your retirement goals. However you do it, get into the habit of investing, and never lose it because the risks of not investing are just too great. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jennifer.basey@edwardjones.com. Womens Fund Receives Grant The Womens Fund of Southwest Florida has received a $20,000 commitment from Florida Community Bank to support BEST Becoming Economically Successful Together, a pilot program that combines a direct loan and matched savings account program to offer financial support to qualifying women-owned businesses in Southwest Florida. The grant will be paid over a two-year period. Florida Community Bank is proud to support The Womens Fund of Southwest Florida. I am proud to be a partner with this organization as they move forward to assist women in starting or expanding their own business and building their financial assets, said Kent Ellert, president and CEO. We are grateful to Florida Community Bank for their generous gift that will help us move BEST forward, said Brenda Tate, president of The Womens Fund of Southwest Florida. BEST will provide financial services to women-owned businesses and low-moderate income earning women in Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. The program will facilitate savings and borrowing in order to purchase assets such as a first home, starting or expanding a small business, and education/training for use in getting a job that brings in livable wages. The Womens Fund is collaborating with other key organizations in the region to share the critical responsibilities of BEST to achieve collective impact. Nancy Merolla, VP, CRA officer; Kent Ellert, president and CEO; Irene Marshall, SVP, commercial and industrial credit director Development CityYear BuiltSquare FootageListing PriceSelling PriceDays on Market Tarpon Bay Captiva2010 6,000 4,998,0004,735,000 Bay WoodsBonita Springs1999 13,0003,700,0002,800,000 187 Seaspray Sanibel1990 3,931 2,348,0002,200,000 94 Oak Knoll at Bonita BayBonita Springs1994 8,904 2,330,0002,180,000 25Cape CoralCape Coral2009 4,175 2,200,0001,900,000 80 Shenandoah Fort Myers2005 8,649 1,299,0001,150,000 49 Bellagio At The ColonyBonita Springs2007 7,473 1,495,0001,000,000 390 Laguna ShoresFort Myers Beach1968 4,315 1,100,000940,000 132 Gumbo Limbo Sanibel2004 9,058 1,099,000910,000 119 Harbour PreserveFort Myers2000 2,615 924,900875,000 20Courtesy of Royal Shell Real EstateTop 10 Real Estate Sales Our email address is press@riverweekly.com


29 THE RIVER MARCH 8, 2013 Larsen Pavilion At Shell Point Receives Five Star RatingLarsen Pavilion, the skilled nursing center at Shell Point Retirement Community, has received the highest possible overall rating of five stars in U.S. News & World Reports fifth annual Best Nursing Homes, available exclusively at www.usnews.com/best-nursing-homes. The Best Nursing Homes 2013 ratings highlight the top nursing homes in each city and state, out of nearly 16,000 facilities nationwide. U.S. Newss goal is to help users find a home with a strong track record of good care. Best Nursing Homes draws on data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, a federal agency that assesses homes in three categories health inspections, level of nurse staffing, and quality of care and gives each an overall rating. U.S. News awarded the Best Nursing Home designation to homes that earned an overall rating of five stars from CMS in January 2013. Along with the ratings, U.S. News has published a series of articles and a step-bystep video to guide users in choosing the right nursing home. The articles and ratings are exclusive to the website and arent expected to appear in print. Fewer than one out of every five nursing homes got an overall rating of five stars, said Avery Comarow, U.S. News Health Rankings Editor. All seniors deserve the best nursing care available, and these are homes that merit their consideration by demonstrating such high quality. Were obviously very thrilled, said Sherry Brown, director of long term care and Larsen Pavilion administrator. The five star overall rating is a major achievement and one that is not easy to obtain; were very pleased to be given us this recognition and to be listed in this prestigious report. More than one year ago, Shell Point completed a seven-year, $32.3 million major renovation of the Larsen Pavilion that included the addition of a free standing stateof-the-art rehabilitation center, activity spaces, waterfront walkway and deck, chapel, dining room, reading area, administrative building, and a complete remodeling of each residential room and bathroom. However, Brown insists that it isnt just the newly modernized building that achieves these high standards. I am extremely proud of our staff, as well for the special effort they make each day to care for our residents, she said. Our goal is to provide an individualized, personcentered approach to patient care. We really look at the specific needs of each resident to create as much of a homelike setting as possible. Located in the Waterside Medical Complex near the center of Shell Points Island community, the Larsen Pavilion is comprised of four floors with 219 beds. The Pavilion provides residents with a unique peace of mind, that if they need to stay in the facility whether its for a week or two to recover from surgery, or a longterm stay they know the quality of care offered is the best available, said Brown. More than 60 percent of Pavilion admissions are individuals who experience successful recoveries and are able to return to their homes in a relatively short period of time, she said. Our goal is to welcome people, get them healthy, and get them back to the best quality of life possible, which ultimately means the most independence possible. The Larsen Pavilions on-site medical facilities, rehabilitation center, and physical therapy programs have proven to be great successes. The Larsen Pavilion also provides superior memory care for conditions such as Alzheimers or stroke-related dementia. According to Brown, We dedicate multiple resources to this group, including an entire floor of our facility, a specialized activities staff, and an on-staff behavioral health team. The Larsen Pavilion welcomes individuals from anywhere in Southwest Florida and is Medicare-approved. For more information visit www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-780-1131. Larsen Pavilion at Shell Point Retirement Community 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. Does Your Face Look Tired?LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE ONLY FREE SEMINARFocused Ultrasound Technology No incisions No downtime First and only FDA-approved treatment that uses your own collagen-producing cellsBEFORE FACELIFT( unretouched photo )AFTER FACELIFT( unretouched photo )


THE RIVER MARCH 8, 201330 Dr. DaveGilmore Groinby Dr. Dave HepburnAfter a rewarding summer of safe sexy cycling (Spandex completes me), I was ready to start hockey season in the best shape Ive been in since my days in the NHL (Sect. 16 Row L). First game: October 1. First period: Wow, no need for oxygen/Dilaudid/EMT. Second period: Still with great wind, so to speak. Third period: The game is a barn burner. Im skating hard while others start to fade. Sean Gorman, a bad guy (other team), takes a shot. I make a stupid decision to knock down the aforementioned bad guys shot with my little finger, snapping it like a 27-year-old pretzel in the Gobi in July during a drought around a very intense bonfire. Finger instantly turns 50 shades of Minnesota Vikings, so I go to the bench, wipe some snow off my skate blade and pack it around my busted pinky. But we have only three D-men so theres no pulling the chute today. My next shift, the very same Mr. Gorman comes down and dekes to the right. I bite like a starving mackerel. It would be the last bite for me in a while. Catching an edge, my entire body hyperextended, bent backwards at the hip like a breaching humpback, a slim well-conditioned whale, I might add. I felt a tearing on the left side of my body from my rib cage to my left knee. No ice will fix this. I came out for the next shift very uncertain and sure enough, I tried to pivot and nothing moved. In addition to tearing most of my abdominal muscles and my groin, I had also severely herniated myself. Gorman, you destroyed my entire hockey season in one game. I know where you live and I have large syringes. Try to get some sleep. After a couple of months of physiotherapy, parts of me were improving, but the hernia, as pointed out by the astute physio, was preventing me from getting there. So I went to see Al Hayashi, one of the most skilled surgeons this town has ever seen. More importantly, he does pediatrics and, given my failure to ever seem to mature, he can help my booboo. I had a sports hernia, a Gilmore groin hernia named after the doctor who described it, Dr. Hernia. So I was booked for a Gilmore repair, which today, two days after the surgery, feels like a Gary Gilmour repair. Surgery day and, after a little manscaping, I was wheeled down the hallway to the OR, my gown seductively flapping in the wind. Me and my less-thanhappy Gilmore shifted onto the table in a demure and modest fashion (why bother), looking forward to the new anesthesia. Come for the surgery, stay for the gas. Anesthesia a few decades ago meant counting to ten, but this time it was Take a deep... I woke up in recovery with Dr. Hayashi leaning over the bedrail saying that it was one of the biggest ones hed seen. My groggy What about the hernia? earned me a wife-slap and I was out again. Hernias are those lovely pesky bulges that can pop out of our groin, our navel and several other places in our abdominal wall. Due to a weakening or tear in the muscle, the innards tend to pop out at the most inconvenient times and places like Dairy Queen during a Peanut Buster Parfait sale. Often we can pop them back in, only to have them pop out again, potentially providing entertainment for hours. On rare occasions, they may not be pop-backable and may get stuck and incarcerated or strangled, neither of which are pleasant-sounding words like petunia and playoffs. 27% of men and 3% of women will get a groin (inguinal) hernia. Repair of these is one of the most commonly performed surgeries in Canada. While there has been some debate about the need for every asymptomatic hernia to be repaired, eventually most will become an issue and need repair. Most will enlarge in time. While many surgeries these days can be done via keyhole (hernias included) often the most successful approach for a hernia is to do it externally. A mesh, like a netting, is usually inserted to help strengthen the repair, prevent recurrence and possibly allow you to catch shrimp in an emergency. More importantly it prevents the bowel from spilling out of your crotch, getting stuck in the spokes of your bike, all the while absolutely ruining the whole come-hither purpose of wearing Spandex...in the first place. Dr. Daves book The Doctor is In(sane) is now available for those with a sense of humor and half a sense of health. Pick up a copy at Sanibel Island Bookshop. Contact Dr. Dave or read more at www.wisequacks.org. Mom And Me by Lizzie and PryceLizzie and Pryce answer your questions and give advice about aging concerns from a two-generational perspective. A mother and daughter team, Lizzie is a retired RN and health educator, and Pryce is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice who specializes in the care of elders and people with chronic illnesses. Dear Mom & Me, My mother-in-law is causing problems in our home. My wife was very close to her father, but she and her mother never seemed to be able to get along. Her brother and sister were much closer to their mother than their father. When my wifes father was dying, he made a death bed request that my wife would always look after her mother, and she said yes. After several years, she came to live at our house. It has been difficult and compounded by a dreadful tragedy in our family. Our 16-year-old son was recently killed in a car accident. We are doing our very best but still grieving, and all her mother can say is, Get over it, things like this happen. My wife is constantly reminded by the promise she made to her father and all her brother and sister do is criticize. Please give us your advice. Alvin Dear Alvin, Please accept my deepest sympathy at the loss of your teenage son. Your mother-in-law, in my judgment, is a very cruel woman, unable to show compassion at the time of great need. When your wife was asked to look after your mother, it was done by a man who was showing his love for his wife, but he was making an unreasonable request. Looking after your mother does not necessarily mean bringing her into your home. She is acting in a dreadful manner, and I would suggest you make other living arrangements for her. I would start with her brother and sister, and if that doesnt help, consider moving her to some kind of assisted living. Lizzie Dear Alvin, Where do you begin? First, I am very sorry about your son, a loss that I cannot even begin to understand. Second, your mother-in-law... since she is living with you, I assume she is having some difficulties with her activities of daily living and her memory. Commonly associated with your mother-in-laws situation is a decrease in insight and abstract thought. If this is true for her, her comments about the loss of your son are not meant to be cruel, they are a symptom of her decreased functioning. Also, something most of us are guilty of is being uncomfortable with seeing the pain of others. Our response is to want it to go away because it is uncomfortable. Either case may be true for her. The above aside, it does seem that the current arrangements are not working for the whole family and a change is needed. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. Health System Announces New Security MeasureVisitors to Lee Memorial Hospital will encounter a change when they enter the hospital starting in March. To enhance security, a Fast Pass identification system is being installed at the three public entrances and visitors will be issued a photo name badge to wear while in the hospital. Security will also have a more visible presence with security officers stationed in each entrance lobby. Fast Past is an identification system that rapidly prints an adhesive photo badge. Similar systems are often used in school systems and by cruise lines. We continually evaluate our security protocols to provide the safest environment possible for our patients and visitors, said Lisa Sgarlata, chief administrative officer for Lee Memorial Hospital. This system will allow us to know who is coming into the hospital and the reason for their visit. The badges are each good for just one day. LMHS is enhancing security systemwide. Lee Memorial Hospital will be the first hospital to implement the Fast Passcontinued on page 31 Board Of Ronald McDonald HouseRonald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Southwest Florida, Inc. announced the appointment of Jennifer Varoski to the RMHC Board of Directors. Varoski is the marketing manager at Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida. RMHC also welcomed Carey Randall and Eric Sandberg to the Board of Directors. Randall and Sandberg are both longtime supporters and past board members of RMHC. Board officers for 2013 include President Jeff Miloff, Partner/Owner, Team Aubuchon Companies; Vice President Justin Einstein, Director of Operations, Aubuchon Homes Inc.; Vice President Garey Butler, Attorney, Fowler White Boggs P.A.; Treasurer Robert Atkinson, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications Executive; Secretary Tina Millette, Fewster Enterprises, McBLT Ventures; and Past President Carey Randall, Associate Publisher/CFO, Smithsonian (retired). The Charities Annual Presidents Award went to Robert Atkinson in recognition and appreciation of his dedicated service to the organization. The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida is to create, find, and support programs that directly improve the health and well being of children in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. RMHC of SWFL supports the Ronald McDonald House, Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, grants and RMHC U.S. Scholars Programs. For more information, visit www. rmhcswfl.org.


31 THE RIVER MARCH 8, 2013 deaRPharmacistLinden Lowers Blood Pressure, Helps You Sleepby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: At one of your lectures, I heard you say you drink linden tea at night, but you never said why. What is it and why is it something you like? LP, Jacksonville, Florida Linden herb is so awesome and because it has so many health benefits, I incorporate it into many home-made herbal teas. You may not have been heard of it before but this centuries-old herb has been historically used as a nonnarcotic treatment to help with sleep and anxiety and it lowers blood pressure. Linden herb is chock-full of of antioxidants and ingredients that impact your cardiovascular, digestive and respiratory tract. Linden is best known to help with mild insomnia and anxiety. One of the active ingredients in linden is an essential oil called farnesol, which helps relax the cardiovascular system. This may have a positive impact on arrhythmias while also curbing stress. Most people report feeling relaxed, and even drowsy. Linden can also help with indigestion as well as nausea and vomiting. This is interesting. Linden mildly reduces blood pressure because the farnesol it contains acts like a natural calcium channel blocker (drugs that are in this category include amlodipine, nifedipine and diltiazem, among others). Linden also is a mild diuretic and gently dilates blood vessels allowing blood to flow more freely. Sweet, if you have high blood pressure! That said, dont give up your medication; I dont think its as strong as medicine unless you combine it with other antihypertensive herbs. This is a good time of year to mention that linden is capable of soothing the upper respiratory tract, great if you have a cold or flu. It promotes sweating, so this as a great natural way to break a fever and release toxins from your body. It has natural antiseptic properties, so it could ward off infections. Having both expectorant and anti-inflammatory properties, linden can help thin mucus and this could be very soothing for some people, especially those with bronchitis, emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or asthma. Linden supports liver health and enhances bile secretion and these actions help you eliminate toxins better. Linden is not that popular (yet), so if you want it, these are only a few options: Dried herb is sold online and some health food stores, just make tea like I do (one tablespoon herb per cup of water); for a stronger effect, buy a pure extract made by Herb Pharm or capsules made by Natures Way. Linden grows all over Colorado and its a gorgeous tree. If you have one, be careful harvesting because of skin reaction. Also, too much linden can adversely effect the heart. Because it has widespread effects on the body, head to toe, it could interact with medications, especially lithium and diuretics. Its important to ask your doctor if new herbs even great ones like linden are appropriate for you. 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. From page 30Security Measuresystem, followed by Gulf Coast Medical Center. Eventually all of its hospitals will have enhanced security measures with the specific methods customized to the needs of each facility. The Fast Pass system is easy to use and produces the badge in seconds, but we expect there may be some temporary delays in entering the hospital when we first get used to the new process. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes and appreciate everyones cooperation and understanding, added Sgarlata. Visit www.leememorial.org for more information. Dean W. 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THE RIVER MARCH 8, 201332 Fort Myers-Lee County Public Library ProgramsNext months roster of activities at Fort Myers-Lee County Public Library offers topics for all ages. The following activities are free to the public: Adults Make a Pop-Top Bracelet 9:30 a.m. Friday, March 8 Create a stylish pop-top bracelet and enhance it with beads. All materials supplied. Registration is required. Problem Solving in German Research 9:30 a.m. Monday, March 11 Speaker: Ms. Joanne Ryder, Southwest Florida Germanic Genealogy Society, Charlotte County Genealogical Society I cant find him anywhere. There are no records. If this sounds like the situation or roadblock that you are encountering, then this seminar is for you. Learn some tips of where and how to crumble the brick wall of your German ancestry. Registration is required. Cigar Box Craft 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 12 You loved those boxes as a kid, now play with them as a grownup. Make a purse, a treasure box or anything else you wish. Your imagination is the only limit. Basic materials will be supplied. Feel free to bring extra items. Registration is required. Introduction to the Internet 9:30 a.m. Friday, March 15 Discover the basics of the Internet, the various Internet browsers, and Internet security. Learn how to narrow your Internet searches for better results. Time will be provided to perform actual Internet searches on topics of your choice. Registration is required. Card Crafts: Birthday Cards 10 a.m. Friday, March 15 Wow friends and family with gorgeous cards you create. All materials supplied. Registration is required. Small Business Series: Securing a Business Loan 2 p.m. Monday, March 18 This seminar is geared to small businesses. Learn the process of applying for a small business loan, how to make a good impression with lenders and what criteria lenders use in deciding on your application. Registration is required. Book Discussion: Killing Mister Watson by Peter Matthiessen Noon Wednesday, March 20 Have you met...? We all have favorite authors but finding new authors to love can be a fun part of the book discussion experience. Each month we will read the first novel of an authors series. Join in. Beginners Genealogy Seminar 9:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23 Speakers: Carolyn Ford, Lee County Genealogical Society; Bryan Mulcahy, Fort Myers-Lee County Public Library This one day seminar will introduce the concepts of genealogical research in a concise manner. Attendees will have the opportunity to begin the process of filling out forms, charts and how to compile family information. We will also discuss the process of learning historical details about the lives of our ancestors. Knowing the historical context often plays a key role in understanding why certain life decisions were made. While the research will involve compiling lists of people, places and dates, the total experience of learning about their daily lives can help broaden our knowledge about our ancestors. Attendees will have the opportunity to fill out basic research forms such as Family Group Sheets and Pedigree Charts. We will discuss the 10 main steps involved in successful research. Participants are encouraged to bring information already collected about their family history. Registration is required. DNA and Genealogical Research 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 30 Speaker: Kathleen Callahan, Lee County Genealogical Society Lectures will discuss the latest information and developments as DNA testing continues to influence genealogical research in multiple ways. The number of people participating in the testing process has increased dramatically within the past three years. The increased participation has opened up many new options and scenarios that may impact personal research for many genealogists. Registration is required. Family Baby-Parent Rhyme Time 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, March 14, 21 Be prepared to tickle, jump and fly with your baby. These rhymes and songs are for infants up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. This 20-minute program is filled with songs designed to introduce rhyming and movement to infants. Registration is required. Children Come Play With Us by Gulf Coast Symphony 11 a.m. Saturday, March 9 Listen and interact with orchestra members and their instruments. The Gulf Coast Symphony will feature duos and small groups of performers. Children will receive hands-on experience with the instruments after the program. A fantastic family program. Registration is required. Kids Read Down Fines 6 7 p.m. Monday, March 18 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. Weaving with a Loom 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 26 Learn how to weave with a loom with the Weavers of Char-Lee. Teacher Ricki Howie will give children the opportunity to weave a small project at the library. All supplies are provided. Seating is limited so registration is required. Wacky Wednesday: 11th Annual Kite Flight 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 27 Wacky Wednesday presents the 11th annual Kite Flight. Learn about kite history and safety before flying a kite of your very own. This event is for children ages six and up. The program will be limited to 30 participants. Subject to cancellation because of severe weather. Registration is required. Basics of Archaeology/Floridas Prehistoric Pots 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28 Participants will learn about the art and stylings of Floridas prehistoric ceramic makers. Each child will be given clay to make either a coil or pinch pot. Supplies will be provided. Presented by the Florida Public Archaeology Network. Registration is required. Teens Teen Tech Week YouTube It 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 13 Come to the library and laugh out loud at some crazy, funny videos. Download magazines using the new library website link Zinio and download music the legal way using Freegal. Laugh and learn. Registration is required. Sign up online today. Kids Read Down Fines 6 7 p.m. Monday, March 18 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 Fort Myers-Lee County Public Library is located at 2050 Central Avenue in Fort Myers. For more information about a program or to register, please call the library at 533-4600. 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. Dunbar-Jupiter Hammon Public Library ProgramThe Dunbar-Jupiter Hammon Public Library is offering the following free program for children and teens in March: Kids Read Down Fines 2 4 p.m. Saturdays, March 9, 23 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. Bring your library card. The Dunbar-Jupiter Hammon Public Library is at 3095 Blount Street in Fort Myers. For more information call the library at 533-4150. A sign language interpreter is available with five business days notice to library staff. Assistive listening system are available; request at desk. Check the Lee County Library Systems website 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. An Evening With The Authors Tickets On SaleA unique evening comes once a year to Fort Myers the Evening With The Authors, where people can enjoy meeting and dining with their favorite best-selling authors. The event will take place Friday, March 15 at the Royal Palm Yacht Club in downtown Fort Myers, beginning with the reception at 6 p.m. We do not assign seats and the authors mix and mingle during the reception, said Margie Byers, Southwest Florida Reading Festival Coordinator. We have people who come back year after year and that says something about how wonderful the evening is. The event includes a cocktail reception and plated dinner with the 20-plus authors who will headline the Southwest Florida Reading Festival the following day. The ticket price is $45 per person, and reservations are required. The deadline for reservations is Friday, March 8 at 5 p.m. Go to www.readfest.org and select Evening With The Authors to make a reservation. The dinner will honor author Dorothea Benton Frank, with the 2013 Distinguished Author Award for her unique contributions to the communities where she has lived. The evening is sponsored by Books-A-Million. To see the list of outstanding authors attending the festival and dinner, to make a secure online donation or for more information, visit www.readfest.org or call 337-READ (7323). 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 families face as they cope with placing a loved one in a long-term care facility. The group is open to all interested families of nursing home or assisted living residents at no charge. The Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center, a United Way partner agency, provides informational, educational and supportive assistance to individuals with Alzheimers disease and related disorders and their caregivers. For more information, the Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center can be contacted at 437-3007.


PUZZLE ANSWERSDID YOU KNOW My Stars FOR WEEK OF MARCH 11, 2013ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You could have some problems with doubters who dont share your enthusiasm for that new project youre supporting. But use the facts to win them over to your side. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Someone is impressed by how you managed to get your case to the right people, despite attempts to keep you on the outside looking in. Expect to hear more about this. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Good for you -your gift for seeing both sides of a dispute helps cool down a potentially explosive workplace situation. Some family-related tensions also begin to ease. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your determination to prove yourself is put to the test by midweek. Counting all the positive factors you have going for you will help you get over your self-doubt. Good luck. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Several coworkers are still determined to resist coming over to your side. But dont let that stop you from presenting your proposal to the people who count. Stay the course. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) You might prefer to be taken on faith and not have to prove yourself. But the truth is, you need to offer more facts if you hope to persuade people to accept what you say. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A family situation takes an unwelcome turn. While others might be looking around for answers, youll soon sort it all out logically, and the matter will be resolved. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Someone might try to create doubt about your reliability for his or her own agenda. But your reputation and your colleagues long-standing faith in you saves the day. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) An unexpected change of plans forces you to come up with an alternative by the end of the week. Look for colleagues to offer valuable suggestions. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Nothing upsets the Goat as much as broken promises. But before you vent your anger, consider that this could ultimately prove to be a blessing in disguise. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) An old workplace problem you thought you had solved for good resurfaces. But this time, co-workers will take a more active role in helping you deal with it. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Be careful not to be misled by a negative reaction to one of your more important projects. If you believe in it, then it has worth and is, therefore, worth staying with. BORN THIS WEEK: Everyone appreciates your gift for finding beauty, even where it seems least likely to exist. On March 17, 1762, in New York City, the first parade honoring the feast day of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, is held by Irish soldiers serving in the British army. Early Irish settlers to the American colonies, many of whom were indentured servants, brought the Irish tradition of celebrating St. Patricks feast day to America. On March 11, 1818, Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus, is published. The book, by 21-year-old Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, is frequently called the worlds first science-fiction novel. On March 12, 1933, eight days after his inauguration, President Franklin D. Roosevelt gives his first national radio address, or fireside chat, broadcast from the White House. Roosevelt made sure each address was understandable to ordinary Americans. On March 13, 1944, Britain announces that all travel between Ireland and the United Kingdom is suspended, the result of the Irish governments refusal to expel Axis-power diplomats within its borders. Ireland stood its ground. On March 14, 1950, the Federal Bureau of Investigation institutes the Ten Most Wanted list in an effort to publicize particularly dangerous fugitives. The creation of the program arose out of a news story in 1949 about the toughest guys the FBI wanted to capture. On March 15, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson addressed a joint session of Congress to urge the passage of legislation guaranteeing voting rights for all. On Aug. 6, 1965, Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act. On March 15, 1972, The Godfather -a three-hour epic chronicling the lives of the Corleones, an Italian-American crime family led by the powerful Vito Corleone -is released in theaters. The Godfather was adapted from the best-selling book of the same name by Mario Puzo. On March 16, 1985, in Beirut, Lebanon, Islamic militants kidnap American journalist Terry Anderson. On Dec. 4, 1991, Andersons captors finally released him after 2,455 days. Anderson spent his entire captivity blindfolded. It was screenwriter, playwright, novelist, director and producer Ben Hecht who made the following sage observation: Trying to determine what is going on in the world by reading newspapers is like trying to tell the time by watching the second hand of a clock. Those who study such things say that the Earth spins faster on its axis in September than it does in March. When the TV show Bewitched first started filming, the star, Elizabeth Montgomery, was just a month away from giving birth to her first child, so the first five episodes were shot almost in their entirety without her. It wasnt until the baby was a few weeks old that she was able to go on the set to film her scenes. If youre a fan of the Beatles, you probably wont be surprised to learn that during the decade of the 1960s, they had more top 10 hits and more No. 1 records than any other recording artist. Before the June 1944 invasion of Normandy, a crossword puzzle that was printed in the London Daily Telegraph contained the words mulberry, Neptune, Omaha, overlord and Utah. That may not seem to be a fact of much interest, but it turns out that those were all secret code words used by the Allied military in planning the upcoming offensive. The puzzles author, a schoolteacher, was tracked down and interrogated, but the puzzles content was ultimately chalked up to coincidence. The countrys first pay phone was installed in a bank in Hartford, Conn., in 1889. It cost 5 cents to place a call, the equivalent of $1.25 today. Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters. -Albert Einstein THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY33 THE RIVER MARCH 8, 2013 1. TELEVISION: What was the name of the estate in the gothic soap opera Dark Shadows? 2. ANIMAL KINGDOM: How many eyes does a bee have? 3. ENTERTAINMENT: Which actress was married to Mickey Rooney, Artie Shaw and Frank Sinatra? 4. INVENTIONS: When was the first coin-operated pinball machine invented? 5. U.S. PRESIDENTS: Who was the first president to be born an American citizen? 6. QUOTATIONS: Who said, Its not that Im afraid to die. I just dont want to be there when it happens. 7. U.S. STATES: What does the name of Hawaiis capital, Honolulu, mean? 8. LITERATURE: Which one of Shakespeares plays contains the line, The course of true love never did run smooth. 9. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What was the name of cowboy actor Roy Rogers dog? 10. FOOD & DRINK: What is a gherkin? TRIVIA TEST 1. Collinwood 2. Five -two compound eyes and three simple eyes 3. Ava Gardner 4. 1931 5. Martin Van Buren 6. Woody Allen 7. Sheltered bay 8. A Midsummer Nights Dream 9. Bullet 10. A type of pickled cucumber. ANSWERS SPORTS QUIZ 1. Who holds the pitching record for most consecutive batters struck out? 2. Name the last major-league team before the 2011 Philadelphia Phillies to win more than 100 games in the regular season and not reach the World Series. 3. When was the last time before 2010-12 that Notre Dame won at least eight games for at least three consecutive seasons in football? 4. Who was the last NBA rookie before Detroits Brandon Knight in 2012 to have at least 20 points and 10 assists with no turnovers in a game? 5. How many times has Pittsburghs Evgeni Malkin been the runner-up for the Hart Memorial Trophy (NHL MVP)? 6. Who was the last NASCAR Cup season champion to drive a Dodge before Brad Keselowski in 2012? 7. Who was the last teen to win a singles title in a Grand Slam womens tennis event?1. The New York Mets Tom Seaver struck out 10 San Diego batters in a row in 1970. 2. The 2004 New York Yankees won 101 games. 3. It was 1987-93. 4. Houstons Steve Francis, in 1999. 5. Twice (2008, 2009) before he won it after the 2011-12 season. 6. Richard Petty, in 1974-75. 7. Maria Sharapova won the U.S. Open in 2006 at the age of 19. ANSWERS


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Call owner 239-312-4164 or 859-749-7574.RS 3/8 CC 3/8 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 OPEN HOUSE WEST GULF DRIVESunday, March 10th 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 3/8 CC 3/8 LIGHTHOUSE REALTYPaul J. Morris, Broker VACATION RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SALES 359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island 239-579-0511 RS 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 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 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 WE ARE FULLY BOOKED ARE YOU?Rental Properties Needed! King sher Vacations Inc. www.vacationking sher.com 239-472-2100 1633 Periwinkle Way Suite GRS 3/8 CC 3/8 ISABELLA RASIHAPPY TO HELP YOUWITH ALL OF YOURREAL ESTATE NEEDS! 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 MOBILE HOME PERIWINKLE PLACE$139,000. 60 x 12 w/ metal roof-over plus 20 x 12 Florida room. 5 block walk to the beach. Two BR/2 full BA. Master has queen size bed & 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. Designed pass-thru from K to FL room. Private 12 x 12 deck, picnic table and storage shed outside back door for grilling. One car carport with adjacent 2nd parking space. 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 louvered blinds throughout. Purchase completely furnished including all linens, dishes, pots & pans, tableware, 2 sleeper couches, recliner, 2 dining tables & chairs, 4 outdoor chairs & folding beach chairs, etc. Call or email for further information or to make offer. Owner 239-472-3403 or LMSrealtor@aol.com.RS 3/8 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 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 ANNUAL RENTAL SANIBELJUST REMODELED! ADORABLE Great Location, walk to the beach. 2 BD / 1 BA 1/2 Duplex East End New CAC All Applicances, Yard Service, Deck, Nonsmoking, $ 1,275 Call Bob 410-913-2234RS 3/8 CC TFN 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 THREE BEDROOM $ 183,000!Gated community of Lexingtonjust over the bridge Lake front3/2 with lots of upgradestile, spa master bath, granite kitchen with stainless steel appliances and convection oven. Pay as you play golf. Lots of amenities. huge storage, restaurant, fun,trails. tennis.++ Great price $ 183,000. Phone Glenn Carretta, Broker Associate with VIP Real Estate 239-850-9296 Glenn Carretta Broker Associate Now With ViP Realtors Sanibel-Captiva 239-850-9296 RS 3/8 CC 3/8 Read us online atIslandSunNews.com


ANNUAL RENTAL SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES OFFERED CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 37 THE RIVER MARCH 8, 2013 ANNUAL RENTALSSANIBEL472-6747Gulf Beach Properties, Inc.Paul H. Zimmerman, Broker/OwnerServing The Islands Rental Needs Since 1975 RS 3/8 BM TFNHOMES Just off Island: 3/2 + Fam. Rm. 2 car gar, pool, dock, boat lift, Direct Access. $2,300/mo. DUPLEX Sanibel, 2/1 updated, walk to Beach $950/mo. INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY RS 3/8 CC 3/8PUESTA 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 239-878-4472RS 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 239-271-2919NS 2/22 CC 3/15 BOATS CANOES KAYAKSDOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800RS 1/4 NC TFN 06 BMW 330 CONVERTIBLE20k miles Mint-one owner $29,500 472-0616NS 3/8 CC 3/8 AUTO FOR SALESERVERS 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 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 239-472-3334 NS 3/1 CC 3/22 LINE COOK and BUSER POSITIONS AVAILABLEFRESH TAQUERIA ON SANIBEL We serve fresh latin fusion cusine. We are looking for someone dependable with a positive attitude. Please come by the restaurant, 2411 Periwinkle Way, between 10-11 am or 3-4 pm anyday except Sunday. NS 3/8 CC TFN CUSTOMER SERVICE JOBWe are in need of someone to support our vast bicycle rental operation within our boat, bike and golf cart division. The ideal candidate will have experience working on bicycles, such as xing ats, loose chains and other general maintenance and must also enjoy working outside and in a resort atmosphere. Additional responsibilities include meeting and greeting guests as they arrive, assisting with the necessary paperwork, coordinating and managing reservations; light computer skills required. The candidate must have a strong work ethic, be punctual, organized and have a terri c customer service mentality and a can-do attitude. Call 954-850-9240 to set up an interview.NS 3/8 CC 3/15 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. #051047 NS 1/4 PC TFN 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 ELIZABETH ZELAYA Professional Cleaning Service. Residential Specialist. Licensed & Insured. Sanibel & Captiva. 954-279-3122 RS 3/8 CC 3/22 CHILD CAREIn home child care provider. Ft. Myers 33908. 239 464 0576. NS 3/8 CC 3/8 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 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 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 FOUNDPrescription sunglasses found in parking lot of Limetree Center on Wednesday, February 27. Claim at Island Sun newspaper, suite 2 in Limetree Center, or call 395-1213.NS 3/8 NC 3/22 GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION ESTATE SALEMarch 16 17, 735 Donax Street, Sanibel Isl. FL 33957. ph: 239-472-8086. From causeway turn right to Periwinkle 0.6 Ml turn left to Donax 4th house on right 735.NS 3/8 CC 3/15 GARAGE SALESAT., MARCH 9TH, 9 AM. A GREAT ASST. OF CLEAN STUFF. TONS CLOTHES, JEWELRY. LOTS OF MISC. ALL MUST GO! 1694 BUNTING LANE GUMBO LIMBONS 3/8 CC 3/8 HELP WANTEDATTENTION 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 INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY HELP WANTEDCUSTOMER 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 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 ADDITIONAL CLASSIFIED ON PAGE 38 ADDITIONAL CLASSIFIED ON PAGE 38


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 8, 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.org RS 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 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 VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDAt The Sanibel School Call Michelle Wesley 239-910-8000 RS 1/4 NC TFN


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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 CAPTIVA1102 Tallow Tree Court Amongst the Beach Homesites of South Seas Resort With the Beach Homesites the owners own their land and the community consists of three private streets, community pool and tennis courts.Built in 2001 there is none other like this and first time to ever hit the market. 5 bedroom, 4. Bath Direct Gulf Front. Sold fully furnished and accessorized. Offering Price: $3,300,000 Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/8721632 K-203 Direct Gulf Front. Beautiful condominium at Sanibel Islands only resort. Two bedrooms, 2 baths and fully furnished with everthing you need for a fabulous vacation residence. Currently doing extremely well in Sundials on-site rental program. Sparkling second floor gulf views from the family room, kitchen and master bedroom with sliding glass doors to the screened in lanai. Has updated kitchen and baths and is the least expensive direct gulf residence in Sundial Resort. Enjoy glowing sunsets, walks on the beach or a dip in the pool just steps from your home. Dont miss out on this opportunity! offered for $744,500 Contact Brian Murty 239/565-1272 SANCTUARY HERON CONDOMINIUMElegance and comfort mesh to present lovely spaces for entertaining in this relaxed condo! This meticulously maintained and tastefully furnished first floor with splendid views out to the 9th hole providing privacy and the aura of living in a home. Upon entering the dual entrance-foyer one is greeted by intoxicating charm. The living & dining room offer 10 ceilings, wrap around windows and sliding glass doors streaming in the sunlight! A well-appointed kitchen with glass door cabinetry and a breakfast bar off the main living. The 3rd bedroom has been purposely converted to a Den-Office for multi-purpose enjoyment. Offered for $589,000. Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/8721632. CROWN COLONY Lowest priced 4 bedroom home in Crown Colony! Has a private pool & spa with a lake view. two baths, living/ dining room combo, granite eat-in kitchen and family room. Included use of activity centers exercise room, pool and tennis. Membership in the Golf Club optional. Offered for $365,000. Contact Larry Hahn 239/898-8789. Visit our newest of ce location at Sundial Beach Resort 1451 Middle Gulf Drive 239/472-1478Serving the Islands Since 1975 NEAR BEACH3 Bedroom, 3 Bath home across the street from the beach located in Palm Lake Subdivision off of prestigious West Gulf Drive. This home has an open floor plan, wood burning fireplace, 2 car garage, extra Murphy beds, screened sundeck and a separate attached pod that can be used as a private office or a private guest bedroom with full bath. Offered for $529,000 Contact Connie Walters Ms Listr 239/841-4540 or Tracy Walters Mr. Listr 239/994-7975 CRESCENT ISLANDA lifestyle that most can only dream about! This 4-acre private island is enveloped by the waters of San Carlos Bay and Pine Island Sound. Located a short distance off the southern tip of Pine Island, with a close proximity to St. James Citys restaurants, marinas, and shops! Or across the waterway, within in minutes enjoy the membership only Sanibel Harbour & Yacht Club. Charm has a way of strengthening when you can trade in your vehicle for a kayak & television for spectacular views from every vantage point. A self-contained fully furnished custom Florida style 2 bedroom pool home with a music room that could easily be converted for a third bedroom. Offered for $1,950,000.Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez NEW LISTING SOLD NEW LISTINGBEACHVIEW1213 Parview Beautifully maintained golf course home located on a magnificent lot with Southern exposure. Home includes 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, office, family room, built-ins, volume ceilings. Split floor plan/split level guest bedrooms. House is bright and airy and has a great floor plan. Pool area is lush and tropical. Home is meticulously kept and is close to beach. Offered for $890,000. Contact Ralph Galietti 239/826-5897 or Cathy Galietti 239/826-5807. ONE OF THE BEST LOCATIONS IN PALMETTO POINT. This home is in excellent condition with great curb appeal. Pool overlooks canal with a 90 foot One of the best locations in Palmetto Point. This home is in excellent condition with great curb appeal. Pool overlooks canal with a 90 foot concrete dock across from the Preserve. 3 large bedrooms all with full baths. Formal living and dining. Very private setting.concrete dock across from the Preserve. 3 large bedrooms all with full baths. Formal living and dining. Very private setting. offered for $799,999 Contact Ralph Galetti 239/-826-5897 or Cathy Galietti 239/826-5807. CROWN COLONYGated living at its finest!!! This 3/2/2 is located in the highly desirable Crown Colony gated community. Home features 18 inch tile throughout, granite surfaces, crown molding, stainless steel appliances, custom lighting, brick pavers, lush-tropical landscaping, high ceilings, luxurious master bathroom with soaker tub and MUCH MORE!! This home is in tip top condition and is move in ready. Offered for $325,900. Contact Connie Walters Ms Listr at 239/841-4540 or Tracy Walters Mr. Listr 239/994-7975 DIRECTLY ON SAN CARLOS BAY!! Views from almost every room. This remodeled home offers a pool with hot tub, two guest suites on 3rd level with a morning kitchen, entertainment area, large walk in closets, stunning balcony views of the bay. Master suite on main level and an office/4th bedroom., Stone, tile, crown molding, impact glass on all windows and doors, over sized 2+ car garage.The wild life, dolphins, manatees and more can be enjoyed in this quiet & gorgeous home. This is a must see. Offered for $2,495,000. Contact Tracy Mr. Listr/ 994-7975 or Connie Ms Listr 239/841-4540 PUNTA RASSA 1103Absolutely smashing high elevation unit with breathtaking views of San Carlos Bay. Brand new Kraftmaid kitchen, granite counter tops, Moen faucet,Maytag washer and dryer. This unit comes with a deeded parking space and brand new furniture. Offered for $364,900. Contact Marianne Stewart 239/560-6420. SANCTUARY CAREFREE LIVINGSpectacular 3 bedroom 3 bath furnished Villa Home in great location with lovely views of lake and 18th fairway of Sanctuary Golf Club. Courtyard entrance with separate mother-in-law suite. Dramatic great room featuring 15 ft. tray ceilings, crown molding, gas fireplace, & 8 ft. doors leading to brick terrace & pool area. Custom kitchen with granite island, 2 pantries, built in desk. Master suite features 11 ft. tray ceilings with crown molding, fire place, and oversized walk-in closet & luxurious marble master bath. 3rd bedroom is furnished as library. Offering carefree living with yard & pool maintained by association. Just steps to the clubhouse and tennis / fitness facility. Offered for 995,000. Contact Toby Tolp 239/848-0433, Steve Harrell 239/565-1277 or Kasey Harrell 239/850-7602 THE RIVER MARCH 8, 201340