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FREETake Me Home VOL. 12, NO. 10 MARCH 15, 2013From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Replicas Of The Historic Ships Docking In Fort MyersFrom March 20 to 27, replicas of both the Nia and Pinta, built by The Columbus Foundation, will be docked at the Fort Myers Yacht Basin in the downtown River District. The historically accurate ships are touring together as a new and enhanced sailing museum to educate the public and school children on the caravel, a Portuguese ship used by Columbus and many early explorers to discover the world. The Nia is a replica of the ship on which Columbus sailed across the Atlantic on his three voyages of discovery to the new world beginning in 1492. Columbus sailed the tiny ship over 25,000 miles. That ship was last heard of in 1501, but the new Nia has a different mission; it is a floating museum that visits ports all over the Western Hemisphere. The Pinta was recently built in Brazil to accompany the Nia on all of her travels. She is a larger version of the archetypal caravel and offers larger deck space for walk-aboard tours and has a 40-foot air conditioned main cabin below with seating. Pinta is available for private parties and charters. General admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors (age 60+), $6 for ages five to 16 (not in a school group), age four and under are free. Group and school tours (minimum of 15 people) are $5 per person. Tour hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Fort Myers Yacht Basin is at 1300 Lee Street. For more information and bookings, call 787-672-2152. Historically accurate replicas of the Nia and Pinta, built by The Columbus Foundation, will be open for public tours while docked at the Fort Myers Yacht Basin photo by David Grimmel St. Patricks Day Party DowntownDowntown 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 Shamrock Bail Bonds. Supporting sponsors are the River District Alliance, Bud 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. Heights Center Presents Nashville Hit SongwritersThe Harlem Heights Cultural Arts and Community Center presents Nashville Songwriters On Stage on Wednesday, March 20 at the Heights Center, 15570 Hagie Drive in Fort Myers. Three highly accomplished hit songwriters will perform their popular compositions and tell the stories behind them. The evening will feature the famous Buddy Greene, Grammy Awardwinning Randy Thomas and Nashville hit-maker Regie Hamm. General admission tickets are $40 and VIP tickets that include a reception with hors doeuvres, cocktails and meet-and-greet with the songwriters are $75. All proceeds benefit the Heights Center, a place for education, opportunity, and enrichment. The centers mission is to promote family and community development, support education, health and wellness, and provide the benefits of enrichment, expressive and cultural arts in the Harlem Heights neighborhood. continued on page 4 Buddy Greene Randy ThomasBurroughs Home To Have Big Reveal On March 19The Uncommon Friends Foundation, manager of the historic Burroughs Home in the River District of Fort Myers, will hold a big reveal on Tuesday, March 19. The public is invited to view the many restorations, improvements and additions that have been made recently. There is no charge for the event, which will begin at 5:30 p.m. Parking is available across the street at the red brick house. Over the past year, the Uncommon Friends Foundation, under the direction of board member and historic preservationist Marnie Paulus and executive director Arlene Roth, have spearheaded the restoration and addition to the furnishings of the historic home. Extensive contributions have been made by Barbara Bell Design Group and Dr. and Mrs. Andrew Burnam. During the event, Eagle Scout ceremonies will be held for Connor and Austin Nelson. Connor spearheaded a team that prepared the third floor servants quarters continued on page 4 The Burroughs Home


Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now: Roberts Building At Hendry And Mainby Gerri ReavesThe removal sale signs on this building foretell big changes to the southeast corner of Hendry and Main. This 1949 photo documents the last reincarnation of a building dating from the 1890s. The two-story building is on the eve of demolition to make way for the $70,000 Thrifty Drugs. This building could well be nicknamed the other Roberts Building to avoid confusion with the Roberts Building that once stood on the southeast corner of First and Lee Streets. Both were built by Carl F. Roberts, a Fort Myers pioneer and businessman with an adventurous spirit. A native of Sweden, he had arrived in the U.S. in 1879, eventually coming to Fort Myers in January 1884. He stayed in the area for a short time, working along the coast as far south as Key West. After a brief return to Illinois to recover from yellow fever, he came back to Fort Myers and helped the town grow up. His expert carpentry skills were in demand in those pioneer days. The Atlantic Coastline Railroads first regular passenger train, which rolled into town in May 1904, included two flat cars of lumber for Roberts, who became a successful contractor. He also championed many civic efforts, including the first volunteer fire department, the school board, and the Lee Memorial Hospital Board. For many of this buildings early years, the first floor was a business duplex. Through the years, second-floor apartments provided winter residences for snowbird. In the first decade of the twentieth century, the fire department and Roberts undertaking business the first in town occupied the lower floor. In 1915, the fire department moved into its first modern building and HL Marlows bicycle shop moved into the departments former space. By the early 1920s, the corner actually became a corner, when Peter Tonnelier extended Oak Street (which was renamed Main) east to Jackson, in preparation for the construction of the Central Hotel. That hotel is visible at the end of the block (left) in the historic photo. The Roberts Building also underwent a remodeling and expansion project that gave it the hollow-concrete-block exterior so popular at that time. The Groceteria opened in the ground floor in 1920, helping to establish the new trend of self-service food shopping in town. The Groceteria and Pearces Meat Market were in business until the World War II period, followed by the Western Auto Store, managed by Cecil L. Bennett. In 1949, he, along with partner and pharmacist HL Batastini, opened the modern Thrifty Drugs in the new one-story building constructed by Roberts son, Carl R. Roberts, to the partners specifications. Today, the buildings sedate appearance does not suggest its original purpose to showcase the most modern concept in drug stores through large plate-glass windows. Walk to Hendry and Main and envision the southeast corner more than a century ago, when the undertaker and fire station shared a building and Main dead-ended at Hendry. Then take a short walk to the Southwest Florida Museum of History to learn more about the many businesses that have been located there. For information, call 321-7430 or go to www.museumofhistory.org. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Learn more about the many efforts of pioneer Carl F. Roberts 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: Archives of the Southwest Florida Historical Society, The Story of Fort Myers by Karl H. Grismer, and Sue Bennett Grimes. Today, offices occupy the former Thrifty Drugs at Hendry and Main photo by Gerri Reaves Cecil Bennett took this photo when the Western Auto Store he managed was having its close-out sale. Subsequently, the building was demolished to make way for the modern Thrifty Drugs, which he and HL Batastini owned and operated courtesy of Southwest Florida Historical Society (Sue Bennett Grimes Collection) THE RIVER MARCH 15, 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 15, 2013 Fort Myers Public Art Florida Pantherby Tom HallIn the median on Monroe Street outside the Harborside Event Center is a sculpture installation by D.J. Wilkins known as The Florida Panther. It consists of a 50-foot long, rectangular-shaped fountain with two basins. An adult male panther prowls atop one basin. An adult female reclines in the corner of the other, where she lazily watches over a cub resting across the water from her. The panther is the state animal of Florida. However, its future here is far from assured. A subspecies of mountain lions, the Florida panther is one of the most imperiled mammals in the world today. The elusive cat requires 200 square miles of habitat. It once ranged as far west as Louisiana and Arkansas and as far north as Tennessee and South Carolina. But the panthers have lost 95 percent of their historical habitat and are now squeezed into a few protected areas such as Big Cypress National Preserve and the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge. Scientists estimate that as few as 80 to 120 of these critically-endangered animals remain on the planet. Pictures of dead panthers on the side of the road surface on the Internet, Facebook and news stories with sad regularity, but the biggest threat to the species continued viability isnt cars. Its inbreeding. A study done in the 1990s warned that the panther would become extinct within two to four decades because of inbreeding alone. To counter that possibility, eight female Texas cougars were introduced into South Florida in 1995. The measure helped, but only marginally as the foregoing census numbers reflect. The Florida panthers recovery unquestionably depends upon protection of the small, remaining population, its habitat and prey sources. Both the City of Fort Myers and Wilkins hope the sculpture helps draw attention to the plight of this majestic native predator, encouraging people to drive with care whenever they pass through posted panther habitats. Wilkins not only created the cold cast bronze panthers, he wired, piped and constructed the fountain and basins where the panthers roam. Wilkins did similar work on another Fort Myers artistic landmark, Uncommon Friends, his tribute to Edison, Ford and Firestone that sits in the entrance to Centennial Park just a few dozen steps away. It was after he completed that public art installation that former mayor Art Hammel proclaimed Wilkins to be the sculptor of Fort Myers. An arts advocate, Tom Hall guides weekly walking tours of the River Districts public art collection in Fort Myers. For more information, go to www.truetours.net. D.J. Wilkins sculpture, The Florida Panther, is between the downtown post office and the Harborside Event Center. The entire piece includes this male, a female and a cub Go back to the futureon Saturday, March 16 at 7 pm at the Imaginarium Imagine the Future features: Tickets are just $75pp Call 239-321-7409 or register at: www.i-sci.org/gala Signature food & cocktails Live entertainment & Dancing under the tower Photo opps with Doc & Marty at The DeLorean Spectacular Live & Silent Auctions Nostaligic 80s theme in the Imaginarium as youve never seen it before!Dont miss your chance to get back in time & help move the Imaginarium into the future. 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THE RIVER MARCH 15, 20134 From page 1Burroughs Homefor behind the scenes tours by sorting and cataloguing storage items, selecting furniture pieces to be used, securing a donation of a wrought iron safety window bar from Metropolis Ironworks for the landing, and securing the advice of an interior designer to stage the setting for visitors. Austin Nelson worked with Melissa VanderBurgt, FGCU Digital Services Librarian, to scan and digitize the entire James and Eleanor Newton Collection of memorabilia donated to the Uncommon Friends Foundation. Austin also (through the generosity of his parents Erin and Craig, who own Rapid Print) scanned and made museum quality copies so that the originals can be preserved. Of special interest to the restoration are the grandfather clock, 1863 Bradbury Rosewood square grand piano, Civil War lithographs, rocking chair, wash stand, renovated chiffarobe and a 1888 edition of Rime of the Ancient Mariner, all donated by Dr. Andrew and Gloria Burnam. Barbara Bell and Mona Raye have contributed numerous window coverings throughout the home. Additional refurbishings include: Several paintings by Rons Paintings Original 180-year-old carpets, steam cleaned by Captain Steamer Various chairs recovered by Carl Olmstead of Acanthus Custom Furniture Bedding in the servants quarters donated by Becky Storer Gentlemans dressing table (circa 1860 to the 1880s) donated by Rusty and Bill Tanner Various accessories donated by Lois Hartel Original sink restoration by E. Bosavage and Lois Hartel 1930s stove donated by Lois Kuehne Circa 1920s to 1930s icebox donated by the New Prospect Chapter 1475, The Questers Additions to the second-story display case featuring Mina Edisons handmade afghan Also, viewers can see the restoration of the front walk plantings, with funding donated by the Fort Myers-Lee County Garden Council. The plantings design, plus Tea Garden plantings, were donated by En-site. The Uncommon Friends Foundation, a not for profit 501(c)3 organization established in 1993, is dedicated to lifelong character building among todays youth and business leaders. Its mission is to promote character education in schools, business ethics in the workplace and historic preservation of the Burroughs Home and James Newton Archives. For more information, call 337-9505 or visit www.uncommonfriends.org. Austin (left), Craig, Erin and Connor are pictured at the Burroughs Home. Austin and Connor will receive Eagle Scout designation during the March 19 Big Reveal for their contributions to the historic preservation of the home 5 250 S. Tamiami Trail, #109, Fort M y ers 33908 1 5 C all: 2 39 .2 88 6953 w ww.v i nosp i casso.co m w paint studio gallery wine barw/local artists Chinese & Japanese Cuisine Downtown Fort Myers (Post Oce Arcade Hotel Indigo) 1520 Broadway For Takeout & Delivery Tel: 334-6991 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEKMon-urs 11am 10pm Fri-Sat 11am 11pm Sun 12pm 9pm Lazy Flamingo, Inc. Lazy Flamingo, Inc. 6520-C Pine Avenue 6520-C Pine Avenue Sanibel, FL 33957 Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-5353 239-472-5353 Lazy Flamingo 3, Inc. Lazy Flamingo 3, Inc. 16501 Stringfellow Rd 16501 Stringfellow Rd Bokeelia, FL 33922 Bokeelia, FL 33922 239-283-5959 239-283-5959 Lazy Flamingo 2, Inc. Lazy Flamingo 2, Inc. 1036 Periwinkle Way 1036 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-6939 239-472-6939 Lazy Flamingo 4, Inc. Lazy Flamingo 4, Inc. 12951 McGregor Blvd. 12951 McGregor Blvd. Ft. Myers, FL 33919 Ft. Myers, FL 33919 239-476-9000 239-476-9000Four Great Locations! If Our Seafood Were Any Fresher, If Our Seafood Were Any Fresher, We Would Be Serving It Under Water! We Would Be Serving It Under Water! LIVE LIVE ENTERTAINMENT ENTERTAINMENT MONDAY THURSDAY MONDAY THURSDAY IN FORT MYERS! IN FORT MYERS!From page 1Nashville SongwritersGreene is an American singer, songwriter, guitarist and harmonica player. Most of his recordings consist of gospel music, with a distinctly Southern flavor. Much of his music is influenced by country and bluegrass music. Greene grew up in Macon, Georgia. He has written the music for many songs and also cowrote the Christmas song Mary, Did You Know? with Mark Lowry; Greene also wrote Recovering Pharisee recorded by Del McCoury, and He Is recorded by Ashley Cleveland. He is considered a harmonica legend by many, and once played a classical harmonica medley at Carnegie Hall. Hamms songs have been recorded by the likes of Kenny Loggins, Maxi Priest, Bob Carlisle, Jaci Velasquez and Clay Crosse. He wrote one of the most popular Christian songs of the 1990s, entitled I Surrender All, recorded by Clay Crosse. His Top 20 Adult Contemporary hit entitled Babies, was featured on Delilah Renes nationally-syndicated love-songs program. In 2008, The Time of My Life became the finale song and first single for the winner of American Idols seventh season, David Cook. The song was a platinum-selling #1 single. In addition to the American Idol success, Hamm has written for Clay Aiken and Lonestar. He has had more than 400 cuts as a songwriter, and has been named SESAC songwriter of the year four times. Hamm has a solo album titled Set It On Fire and a book titled Angels & Idols, released in 2010. Thomas has received numerous awards for his work in the pop, country and Christian genres. These include the Grammy, Dove, ASCAP, NSAI and Nashville Music awards. His pop/country smash Butterfly Kisses has been percontinued on page 16


5 THE RIVER MARCH 15, 2013 Celtic Spectacular At Shell Point On March 16The public is invited to attend a Celtic Spectacular concert on Friday, March 15 at 7:30 p.m. featuring exquisite choral performances by Vocal Artistry, exuberant Irish step dancing with reels, jigs and more by the students of Kellyn Celtic Arts Irish Dance Academy, and native Irish folk songs by flutist Bill Larsen. Celtic Spectacular will be held at The Village Church Auditorium on The Island at Shell Point, located in Fort Myers just off Summerlin Road, two miles before the Sanibel Causeway. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased by calling 454-2067 or by visiting www. shellpoint.org/celticconcert. Dancers from Kellyn Celtic Arts will be performing at Shell Point Vocal Artistry performers Flutist Bill Larsen Complete Do-It Yourself B oa t P a rt s St o r e L i fe Vest $ 6. 9 5 Marin e B atter y $ 6 8 A dd iti o n a l L oca ti o n s : 1156 N. Tamiami Trail in North Fort M y ers C all 997-577 7 2397 Davis Blvd in Na p le s C all 79 3 -5800 H ou r s: 8am -5:30pm Mon-Sa t 6 g al Fue l Tank $ 3 8 Bilge P umps $ 20 95 Marine Tradin g Pos t 15600 San Carlos Blvd, Unit 170, Ft Myers (Beside Big Lots ) C all 437-747 5 Pam Tebow To Speak At Lifeline Center BenefitPam Tebow, mother of Heisman Trophy winner and New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow, will speak at the Lifeline Family Center annual benefit on Thursday, 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 University of Florida Gators. In 2010, Pam and Timcontinued on apge 20


THE RIVER MARCH 15, 20136 Alva Community Center ProgramsThe Alva Community Center, located at 21471 N. River Road in Alva, announced the following events and activities: Fun Day Friday, March 15 from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Open to ages 6 to 13, Fun Day may include games, swimming, arts and crafts, music, dance, activities inside/outdoors and field trips. Participants should bring their own snacks/lunch. Entry fee is $15. Annual Gala Dance Friday, March 22 from 6 to 9 p.m. Our annual youth dance is for ages 10 to 14 years old. Dress up and bring your favorite CDs music and our DJ will play it for you and your friends to dance. Refreshments are included. Entry fee is $2. Homeschool Rec Session IV (April 2 to April 30) Tuesdays from 1 to 2 p.m. Looking for an opportunity for your homeschooler (ages 5 to 17) to get out and make new friends, as well enjoy numerous physical activities? This program is an all around good time in a noncompetitive environment. Participants should expect to be outdoors for this program. Physical activities may include: walk, run, jumps, ball games, tennis, basket shoots, aerobics, ping-pong and more. Entry fee is $10. For more information, visit www. leeparks.org or call Sandra at 7282882. Republican Womens Club Fashion ShowIts A Banner Day is the annual fashion show fundraiser being held by the Fort Myers Republican Womens Club Federated on Tuesday, March 19 at The Helm Club, The Landings in South Fort Myers. A theme of red, white and blue will be utilized. Fashions by Saks will be featured, with club members serving as the models. In addition, both Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott and State Attorney Steve Russell will be models. The event replaces the regular monthly business meeting. The public is invited to attend. The days activities include a card party beginning at 10 a.m. Donations for door prizes, raffle items and the silent auction are being accepted. Additional information about these items may be obtained by contacting Tina Laurie at 489-4701.A social hour and silent auction will begin at 11 a.m. The fashion show and luncheon is scheduled to start at noon. Tickets are $30 per person. Reservations are required and may be made by contacting Tina Laurie at 4894701. The Fort Myers Republican Womens Club is affiliated with the Florida Federation of Republican Women and the National Federation of Republican Women. Additional information about the club may be obtained by contacting the president, Gaile Anthony, at 292-5121. 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. Spring Fling With Sally LangwahCome to the Lake Kennedy Center as we fling into spring on Friday, March 22. Celebrate the season and experience the amazing talents of impressionist, singer and entertainer Sally Langwah. A top quality evening of entertainment, Sallys stage presence and versatility offers high energy Vegas, Broadway or Nashville performance featuring tributes to legends such as Marilyn Monroe, Mae West, Patsy Cline, Julie Andrews and many more. This wonderful night will be filled with raffles, giveaways, fine food and friends. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the show begins at 7 p.m. Cost is $5 per person. To make reservations or for more information, call the Lake Kennedy Center at 574-0575. Community Easter Egg Hunt Wa-Ke Hatchee Recreation Center in South Fort Myers is hosting its annual Easter Egg Hunt from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 23. Last year more than 100 children participated. Children under the age of 12, their families and friends are invited for a morning of hunting for eggs and visiting with the Wa-Ke Hatchee Easter Bunny. Bring a camera. Cookies and juice will be provided. The egg hunt starts at 10:35 a.m., just after the bunnys arrival. Participation is $5 per child; no charge for adults. For more information about this event, call Wa-Ke Hatchee Recreation Center at 432-2154. The center is at 16760 Bass Road in Fort Myers. Lee Republican Women MeetingThe next dinner meeting of Lee Republican Women Federated will be held on Monday, April 8 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 12601 University Drive in Fort Myers. The guest speaker will be Lee County Commissioner of District 2 Cecil Pendergrass. Social hour begins at 5:15 p.m., with dinner and the program to follow. The cost to attend the meeting is $20, all inclusive. A cash bar will be available. To make reservations, call 432-9389 or email cindylignelli222@gmail.com. For additional information, contact Michele Duryea, publicity chair, at michelemduryea@embarqmail.com, call 2807653 or visit www.leerepublicanwomen. com. Greeters Club Lunch MeetingIf you are looking to make new friends and join in monthly activities, attend the next luncheon meeting of The Greeters Club of Greater Fort Myers on April 18. Following new officer elections, members will participate in the Anything Goes Auction. The cost is $20 and reservations are required. Call Janet Gambuzza at 4545750, Marie Gaither at 791-8966 or email wmgaither@aol.com. Colonial Country Club is at 9181 Independence Way in Fort Myers. Hortoons Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


7 THE RIVER MARCH 15, 2013 Alliance activities from previous arts camps 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! Theres Still Time To Register For Florida Reps Spring Break CampImmerse your child in the arts during spring break this year at the Alliance for the Arts. Spring Fever Arts Camp, presented by Florida Rep at the Alliance, gives K-12 students a chance to act, sing, dance and create visual art. Led by professional performing and visual artists, kids will adapt classic stories around the central theme, Myths, Legends and Heroic Tales! The one-week session, which runs March 25 to 29, also includes an introduction into stage combat, taught by Jason Paul Tate, certified instructor from the Society of American Fight Directors. Spring Fever Arts camp culminates with a grand finale stage performance and art exhibition for family and friends on Friday. Classes throughout the day include visual art, acting, storytelling and improvisation. Early registration is recommended as space is limited. Spring Arts Camp is $175 for kids in grades K to 6. Kids in grades 7 to 12 can register to be Stars-In-Training for $150. Camp runs 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, with the final performance at 3 p.m. on the March 29. Drop-off begins at 8:30 a.m. and pick-up is 4 to 4:15 p.m. Post-camp care is available until 5pm for an additional $25 for the week. Contact Rachael Endrizzi at Florida Rep by calling 332-4665 or go to www.floridarepeducation.org. The Alliance for the Arts is at 10091 McGregor Boulevard just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. A student paints during a previous Alliance camp To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


THE RIVER MARCH 15, 20138 Along The RiverFrom Friday, March 15 through 30, the Theatre Conspiracy presents The Liar, a play by David Ives adapted from the 17th century comedy by Pierre Corneille. The location is Paris, 1643. Dorante is a charming young man newly arrived in the capital and he has but a single flaw: he cannot tell the truth. The comedy begins at 8 p.m. most evenings with a 2 p.m. matinee on March 24. Individual tickets are $20. Season subscriptions are also available. The Theatre Conspiracys production of The Liar will be performed in the Foulds Theater at Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers near the Colonial intersection. For dates and reservations, call 936-3239 or go to www.theatreconspiracy.org. On Saturday, March 16 from noon to 8 p.m., Nervous Nellies Crazy Waterfront Eatery presents its second annual St. Patrocks Day Kick-Off Concert in Fort Myers Beach. The concert begins with live musical entertainment from Bobby ODonovan, a fiddle player who has performed with Jimmy Buffet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. followed by Scott Alan from 2 to 4 p.m. and DVS and Bethanne, headlined by 10,000 Views from 4 to 6 p.m. Nellies famous cabbage bowling contest, raffles, a 50/50 drawing, vendors, and, of course, green beer will also be available. Return on Sunday and help the restaurant break the record for corned beef consumption at Lee Countys largest Saint Pattys Day party. The Bon Jovi tribute band, Keeping The Faith, will play live from 3 to 5 p.m. in addition to local musical talents. Nervous Nellies Crazy Waterfront Eatery and Uglys Waterfront Bar are located at 1131 First Street, Fort Myers Beach in the historic Baywalk district. The GPS coordinates for Nellies Snug Harbour Marina are 26.41 N 81.18 W. For more information, call 463-8077 or go to www.nervousnellies.net. On Sunday, March 17 beginning at 6 p.m., walk or drive to downtown Fort Myers historic River District for a Saint Patricks Day Celebration. The block party is free for visitors of all ages. Enjoy live music on multiple stages featuring Irish music, corned beef and cabbage and drink specials including green beer. For more information, call 1-855-RDA-EVENTS (732-3836) or go to www.riverdistrictevents.com. Overlooking the Patio de Leon in downtown Fort Myers River District, relax and enjoy live music at Top of the Town. Right upstairs from The Morgan House restaurant, you can have a birds-eye view of the Saint Patricks Day festivities taking place in the courtyard while enjoying cocktails, drafts, microbrews and wines. Additionally, The Morgan Houses Top of the Town terrace offers a exciting menu to compliment your casual outdoor lounge or indoor full bar experience. On Sunday, the bar and restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to close for its own block party festivities. Enjoy food, fun and spirits in the historic Patio de Leon. On Tuesday, March 19, reserve your seat for the Wine Tasting & Tapas held on the third Tuesday of each month. It is a great evening of exciting wines and luscious gourmet tapas. Reservations recommended. Top of the Town is open Monday through Saturday from 3 p.m. to close. For a list of musical performances, special events and reservations, call 337-3377 or go to www.morganhouserestaurant.com/TopOfTheTown. The Theatre Conspiracy presents the 17th century comedy The Liar through March 30 Celebrate the spirit of St. Patricks Day at several area locations this weekend SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS C ontact Camp Commander Robert A. Gates at 239-332-2408 M AJOR WILLIAM M. FOOTMAN CAMP #195 0 M 0 C ome Join Us an d Ce l e b rate Your Herita ge E ver y 4 t h Saturda y of the Month a t S moken Pit Bar-B-Que 1641 N. Tamiami Trai l Nort h Fort M y ers 11am Lunc h 12pm Meetin g


9 THE RIVER MARCH 15, 2013 Alliance Summer Camp Registration Opens To Non-Members March 15Open registration begins on Friday, March 15 for the Alliance for the Arts 25th annual Summer Arts Camp. The award winning, week-long camp allow preK to sixth grade students to act, sing, dance and create, all leading up to final stage performance and art exhibition. Eight themed weeks give kids the opportunity to create, explore and discover the visual and performing arts in a fun and interactive environment. Themes include Wild West, Outer Space and Lets Go To The Movies. The main Summer Arts Camp is open to first through sixth graders, and the Mini Michelangelos Camp is for 4 to 5 year olds. Both are $155 per week for Alliance members or $199 per week for non-members. Members can receive four-plus weeks for $140 per week. Early drop off is available beginning at 8 a.m. and late pick-up until 5 p.m. Space is limited. Registration opens to everyone on March 15. Visit www.artinlee.org to register online, or contact Education Coordinator Jamie Golob at education@artinlee.org or 939-2787 for more information. The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Youngsters taking part in a stage activity during a previous Alliance camp Celtic Spectacular Transports Audience To The Emerald IsleVocal Artistrys next concert sets toes a-tappin with its latest collaboration. In celebration of Irish traditions, the Kellyn Celtic Arts Irish Dance Academy dancers will perform alongside the 22-voice choir. Audiences will revel in Celtic Spectacular on Saturday, March 16 at 3 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Fort Myers in the River District. The concert is free, and all are welcome. Artistic Director Joseph Caulkins says Kellyn Celtic Arts Irish Dance Academy gets a wow every time. After a successful performance last year, we are excited to share the stage with them again. Their innovative choreographies, sparkling costumes and dynamic performers of all ages, brings excitement and energy that the audience will never forget, said Caulkins. The musical pieces in Celtic Spectacular play to the dancers and singers strengths with jigs, reels and traditional Irish ballads and folk songs. Highlights include The Rocky Road To Dublin, Danny Boy, Brian Borus March, The Voice as sung by Celtic Women and the Irish Blessing. The concert also features Southwest Florida Symphony principal flutist William Larsen. Larsen has become an audience favorite, participating in many past Vocal Artistry concerts, including the December concert This Is Christmas. He is also featured on Voval Artistrys More Than Music CD release. I have had the privilege of working with Bill for over a decade now, and always find his playing to be outstanding, a combination of beauty and technical mastery, Caulkins added. Proceeds from a free will offering collected during the concert will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, which is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Driven by passionate, grassroots volunteers connected to children, adolescents, and adults with this disease. Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is now the largest charitable supporter of T1D research. The goal of the JDRF research is to improve the lives of all people affected by T1D by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating and preventing T1D. The all-volunteer Vocal Artistry troupe performs concerts that shine the spotlight on various community causes. Prior to the end of the 2011-12 season, Vocal Artistry encouraged local non-profit organizations to apply to become one of its community partners for the 2012-13 season. Six organizations were selected; in addition to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, they are SWFAS, After The Rain, United Way of Lee County, Harry Chapin Food Bank and PACE Center For Girls. For more information, go to www.VocalArtistry.org.


THE RIVER MARCH 15, 201310 Heights Center Celebrates With Ribbon CuttingThe Heights Foundation celebrated the opening of the $5.8 million, 14,000-square-foot Harlem Heights Cultural Arts and Community Center on February 28. The Heights Center stood as a shell for four years after the real estate crash forced a philanthropist to rescind a $4 million dollar pledge. Because of the tenacity and dedicated work of supporters, the center opened debt-free. The Heights Center, supported by the Heights Foundation, is a place for education, opportunity, and enrichment. The Heights Foundation works to build strong, self-sufficient families in the Harlem Heights neighborhood. The centers mission is to promote family and community development, support education, health and wellness, and provide the benefits of enrichment, expressive and cultural arts. The Heights Center is at 15570 Hagie Drive in Fort Myers. For more information, visit www.heightsfoundation.org or call 482-7706. Joyce Mays with a photo of her late mother, Duera Mae Everett. The center was dedicated to Duera Mae. John Grey, Bill Bloomhall, Danny Kelly, John Stanley, Miriam Ortiz, Dan McGahey, Kathryn Kell, Victor Mayeron and Dave Dale Cliff and Tina Parker, Dan and Carolynn McGahey Jim Carpenter and Deanna Gilkerson Pam Beckman, Pam Stanley and Karin Winter Victor Mayeron, Ann Arnall and Armando Fana Christin Collins and Joe Rider Neil LeClair, Peggy Mannix, Teri Lee, Bill Bloomhall and Karen Hutto


11 THE RIVER MARCH 15, 2013 Mobile Food PantryThe Junior League of Fort Myers (JLFM) provided fresh food last weekend to over 160 families, including children, adults and seniors, totaling almost 600 people served. Coordinating with the team at Harry Chapin Food Bank, JLFM is able to reach out to the community each month to help fight against childhood obesity and supplement children and their families diets by providing healthy food selections. At each pantry there are child tailored activities and educational programming to address their needs as it relates to teaching the importance of eating healthy while living an active lifestyle. During this event, the Kids in the Kitchen focused on heart health.Blood pressure checks and body mass index (BMI) checks were done by Pediatric Endocrinologist Dr. Asjad Kahn from the Lee Memorial Heath System Childrens Hospital. Dr. Kahns expertise is in pediatric diabetes, obesity, growth disorders and thyroid dysfunction. JLFMs Kids in the Kitchen initiative is nationally recognized. JLFM took that program and restructured it to fit the needs of the community to fight childhood obesity. By providing fresh, healthy food selections to the whole family, healthy lifestyle choices will help reverse the increased rate of childhood obesity and its associated health issues. Over the past six months JLFM Mobile Food Pantry has provided close to a months worth of food to approximately 200 families at every pantry.The next mobile pantry will be held on Saturday, March 23 from 9:30 a.m. to noon.The pantry is located at Clemente Park at 1936 Henderson Avenue off of Martin Luther Kind Boulevard in Fort Myers. Other Saturday pantry dates are April 13 and May 11. For more information, call 277-1197 or go to www.jlfm.org. Participants were educated on healthy food choices Healthy drinks were provided There were activities for kids and adults We Proudly Brew aij amandasislandjewelswww. .com amandasislandjewelsAmandas Island JewelsAvailable Here & Onlinewww.AmandasIslandJewels.com2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, Fl 33957 Ph: 239.472.0606 www.SanibelIslandCow.com HUGE KIDS MENUSOMETHING FOR EVERY LAD & LASSIE Fun"new" Fun"new" Moo Wear Moo Wear for all ages for all ages Juan Juan OMurphys OMurphys Corned Beef Corned Beef & Cabbage & Cabbage with Irish Potatoes with Irish Potatoes $ $ 14. 14. 95 95 everyones everyones lucky enough lucky enough to be irish to be irish at The Cow at The Cow Join all the fun on the porch Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week. Snacks In-between Live Music! Outdoor Seating Voted Best Family Dining Restaurant 2006, 2007, 2008 & 2009Green Beer LIVE Island Irish MusicTropical Outdoor Patio Seating Join us St. Patricks Day Join us St. Patricks Day


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 15, 201312


13 THE RIVER MARCH 15, 2013 Church Celebrates 75th Anniversary Chapel by the Sea Presbyterian Church will celebrate its 75th anniversary on March 17 at a 10 a.m. service, with lunch to follow. There will be music, such as trumpet pipes that have just been installed and will be heard for the first time that morning. There will be a dedication as well. A commissioned piece of music has been written by William Dawson and will be sung by Michelle Caulkins. Another piece of music, written by Michael Melnikov and sung by the Chapel Choir with organ and bells, will be performed. Reverend Don Jafvert will be preaching. He has been the pastor at the chapel for 18 years. For more information, call 851-7166. Chapel by the Sea on Fort Myers Beach 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. Passover Seder And Good Friday CelebrationWestminster Presbyterian Church invites all to join them on Wednesday, March 27 at 6 p.m. for a Passover Seder, celebrating Christ, the Lamb of God. Dinner will be shared following the Seder. On Friday, March 29 at 7 p.m., there will be a Good Friday service. The Seven Last Words is a traditional worship service based on the seven last sayings of Jesus, spoken on the cross. You may invite a friend to share in this time of worship and remembrance. The church is located at 9065 Ligon Court in Fort Myers. For more information, call 481-2125 ext. 202 or email office@wpcformyers.org. 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 A R T ISANS OF FINE NOTHING HELD BACK!


THE RIVER MARCH 15, 201314 ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEADS FACTORY TRAINED MERCURY MARINER JOHNSON EVINRUDE SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I/O'S MERCRUISERCourteous Professional Marine Repair Service Dockside Service Serving Sanibel & Captiva For Life472-3380 466-3344 Your Bottom Call on Paint PricesDave Doane NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEA D S FA C T O RY T R A I N E D MER C U RY MARINER JO HN SO N EVINR U D E S UZUKI YAMAHA O M C I/ O S MER C RU I S E R C ourteous Professional Marine Repair S erv i ce D oc k s i d e S erv i c e S ervin g S anibel & C aptiva For Li f e Y B t t Yo ur Botto m Yo ur B ot to m C Call on Paint Prices Call on Paint Prices Da v e D oa n e 1 Come On, Springtimeby Capt. Matt MitchellAfter a cold start to the week, temperatures slowly rebounded. A few really cold days with windy conditions limited options for anglers. Hopefully, that was the last strong cold front we will have to deal with this winter. Despite lots of reports of red tide, the sound remained red tide-free and the water is as clear as I have seen it all winter. With the official start of spring just over a week away, the numbers of big snook I saw laid up in some of their favorite cold weather haunts was very impressive. This is a great sign that our snook numbers are on the increase. Seeing all these big snook laid up on the coldest days had me pulling my hair out as I tried everything in the live well and tackle box and just could not get them to eat. Warming temperatures will be the major factor to fix this snook lock-jaw situation. Deep channels at the south end of Matlacha Pass and in the mouth of the river were just loaded up with hundreds of snook seeking a warm water refuge. These were of all sizes and could be seen sunning on the shallow dark bottom areas within close proximity to deep water. Most of the groups of snook were of 20 or more fish, with the average fish around 30 inches and dozens in the high 30-inch range. This was the most I have seen since prior to our snook kill during the severe cold snap of three winters ago. During these cold periods, sheepshead fishing remained at the top of my list of things to do. Docks around the passes and in the river kept anglers busy on even the coldest days. Chunks of shrimp fished on the bottom caught sheepshead up to five pounds this week. Right after the last cold front passed, we had great numbers of big sheepshead at all the usual places, then as they got worked over by anglers, the average size decreased day by day. For non-stop action, this bite was hard to match. On one trip during the coldest temperatures this week, we sat near one dock for over two hours and caught fish after fish. This bite was much needed after only catching a few short redfish and a couple of keeper trout in the two hours prior. The sheepshead bite will start to wind down as we get past the middle of this month and the fish spawn. Getting tucked back as far as I could in narrow mangrove creeks produced a few redfish on the low tides while bouncing live shrimp slowly on the bottom. Not every mangrove spot held redfish and it took a little working at, but if you kept moving, you would find a few that wanted to eat a bait. Often in these creeks, the redfish would be laid out in the deepest holes and bends, sometimes on the dark spots where the bottom was working like a solar panel for them. Seeing redfish in the clear water was not tough, but getting them to eat was a whole lot tougher. These same deep creeks held quite a few trout as well. The forecast solid week of warm temperatures will do wonders for our fishing. Days in the low 80s will quickly warm our water back up from the low 60s we had for days after the cold front and closer to that magic 70-degree number. Once in that temperature range, everything in the sound will suddenly rebound back to life. Bait fish will begin to appear again and gamefish will come out of the woodwork and switch out of that winter mode. Spring cannot get here soon enough for me as it offers some of the best fishing opportunities our region has to offer.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. BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island 481 4 7 33 12600 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myer s www. scuba vi ced iv e r s co m S wim wi t h t h e Fi s h es 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. More winter sheepshead hit the fillet table


15 THE RIVER MARCH 15, 2013 Picture Show On Wildlife RecoveryThe CROW Picture Show offers an insiders look at why animals come to CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife), and features photos of the wild animals who wind up there. Last year, Southwest Floridas only wildlife hospital cared for 3,583 sick, injured, and orphaned animals. Of the 200 different species, 61 percent were birds, with 33 percent mammals and six percent reptiles. Due to restrictions imposed by governmental agencies, CROW cannot allow visitors to view patients in person. But in a 30-minute presentation, visitors will see numerous photos of current and past patients, with commentary by Claudia Burns, a veteran clinic volunteer. The next CROW Picture Show is on Friday, March 22 at 11 a.m. in the CROW Healing Winds Visitor Education Center, 3883 Sanibel-Captiva Road, across from The Sanibel School. Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for teens, free for members and children 12 and under. The fee includes the presentation plus the opportunity to explore the hospitals hands-on educational facility. For more information, call 472-3644, ext. 228. Visit www.crowclinic.org. Baby squirrel being fed Baby squirrel sleeping on a stuffed toy Baby squirrels sharing food Baby squirrel eating corn photos courtesy of CROW Paddle Smart Classby Cdr. Mary SmelterThe San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron will offer the Paddle Smart class on Saturday, March 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. According to the National Marine Manufacturers Association, kayaks and canoes accounted for some 54 percent of new boats sold in 2006 over 493,000 crafts. Kayaking, canoeing or rowing are good opportunities to get close to nature and get some quality exercise. The class is for those about to join the sport and those considering purchasing paddling equipment. Topics include: terminology equipment minimum and optional using paddle craft both kayaks and canoes safety practices including video clip examples day-tripping and touring considerations The class materials include a workbook, a reference handbook, and a bonus handout from the American Canoe Association. The cost is $40. The class will be hed at the San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron Classroom at 16048 San Carlos Boulevard, at the corner of Kelly Road (across from ACE Hardware). Register online at www.scbps.com or call 466-4040. Local Waters And Charts Classby Cdr. Mary SmelterThe San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron is offering the Local Waters/Local Charts class on Saturday, March 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The class is directed towards new boaters and boaters new to the area, as well as those wishing to learn chart reading. It will provide the boater with some of the basics of navigation, oriented to the Fort Myers area. Students will be using chart 11427 and you must bring this chart to class. Optional on-the-water training will be offered at a later date. Check with the instructor for details. The cost of the class is $40 and will be held at the San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron Classroom at 16048 San Carlos Boulevard, at the corner of Kelly Road (across from ACE Hardware). Register online at www.scbps.com or call 466-4040. 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 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 To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


THE RIVER MARCH 15, 201316 What Does The Sequester Mean For The Coast?submitted by Ken and Kate Gooderham, ASBPA executive directorsHave you had enough sequestration yet? Well, get used to it many predict its the new normal in DC for the foreseeable future. What does it mean for the coast? Good question for which there may not yet be an answer. Well spare you another explanation of what sequestration is, how it works or how we got to this point; if you havent heard it enough by now, theres no reason to inflict it on you again. But, as a coastal resident, official or professional, your next question ought to be: Whats it mean for me, my constituents and my coast? The short answer is simple: No one knows yet. All the officials and agencies charged with implementing these across-the-board budget cuts are still scrambling to figure out exactly what the new rules mean and how they will meet its lowered spending targets. At this point, however, there are five areas where coastal interests should intersect with sequestrations slices: Corps of Engineers Even as part of the military, Corps projects will face the same spending scrutiny as everyone else, which translates into something between a 5 percent to an 8-plus percent cut in spending (depending on the source of funds). How that will be achieved, of course, is the question waiting to be answered. Permitting and regulatory review All the agencies that review project permits and interpret coastal regulations will face cuts, with the expectation they will be focused on furloughs, meaning fewer people to do the same work, meaning delays for your project. Disaster recovery and response Because of the multifaceted nature of disaster response, its harder still to assess the impact here. Many disasters are funded either by flood insurance premiums (which took a hit in Katrina and a likely bigger hit in Sandy) or Congressional authorizations which used to be approved routinely, until the Sandy relief bill faced an uphill fight to make it through Congress the last time. Not good news made potentially worse when you consider that the people who administer the disaster recovery programs face furloughs and cuts like every other government employee (except members of Congress, of course). We may not really know the impact until the second, third or fourth disaster strikes and the first few may not even be coastal, with spring floods, tornadoes and forest fires on the horizon. Research Much coastal study relies on federal funding from an alphabet-soup of agencies. Due to the lead time necessary for the research grant process, the sequestration effect here will be delayed although some current projects could see quick cuts if the funding terms allow it. A more immediate impact will be seen in the ability of government employees to attend scientific conferences to hear what others in their field are studying or have discerned from their diligence. Funding for such activities has already been curtailed by many agencies (thanks to recession-receded budgets), and the new cuts should finish this opportunity off for the foreseeable future. The sequestration offset Another intangible is what happens to state and local funding when federal funds are squeezed. Government budgets closer to home are no more flush than those in Washington, and federal cuts in crucial state and local programs may necessitate moving some money away temporarily from the coast to deal with more pressing needs. That could mean projects delayed, cost-shares cut and coastal employees facing furloughs just like their federal counterparts. Not a pretty picture, even with much of it still coming into focus. However, with no forward progress foreseen on the federal front to resolve this spending spat, sequestration may be here to stay. This is new territory for Washington, and its scope makes any accurate assessment of impact difficult to forecast. Coastal managers and officials need to be prepared for the worst, and to keep talking to their federal friends to track what potential cuts over there could have on our coasts over here. For more information, go to www. asbpa.org, Facebook or www.twitter. com/asbpa. From page 4Songwriters formed and recorded by numerous artists. Butterfly Kisses was the crossover hit of 997. Written with Bob Carlisle, it was #1 for seven weeks on Adult Contemporary radio, won a Grammy for country song of the year, and sold three million CDs. Thomas is currently worship director for Westminster Presbyterian Church in Fort Myers and is still very active writing and producing and recording. Reserve tickets online by Friday, March 15 at www.heightsfoundation.org. For more information, call 482-7706 or visit www.heightsfoundation.org. The Birds Of Bunche BeachOn Saturday, March 16 from 8 to 10 a.m., bird enthusiasts can meet at Bunche Beach in South Fort Myers, off Summerlin Road Drive, south of John Morris Road before it deadends. Bunche Beach is excellent for both migrant and resident waders and shorebirds working the mudflats at low tide due to the diversity of micro-invertebrates. Waterfowl, raptors and warblers may also be observed. For more information call 707-3015. This event is free with a parking fee of $1 per hour (tour is approximately two hours). Restrooms are located in the building at the first parking lot. This event is provided in cooperation with Lee County Parks and Recreation. Bring binoculars, sun protection, shoes that can get wet, a bottle of drinking water, your curiosity and love of nature. Piping Plover photo by Meg Rousher Morning Walk Among The PinesPine Island is one of only a couple of locations in Lee County where naturalized longleaf pine trees can be found. The tall, stately tree once covered 30 to 60 million acres of the Southeastern United States coastal plain, but 200 years of logging and land clearing have greatly reduced its range. Fire plays a major role in the development of this community, and is essential to the survival of many of the plants and animals dependent on this habitat, the gopher tortoise being a primary example. Walk a 1.12 mile trail that leads through low-growing saw palmetto, abundant grasses and flowering plants, all characteristic of a healthy plant community shaped by fire. The walk takes place on Saturday, March 23 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Pine Island Flatwoods Preserve. Participants will meet in the parking lot at 6351 Stringfellow Rd, St. James City. The degree of difficulty is moderate. Wear sturdy shoes or boots. Bring water, sunscreen, a hat (shade is scarce in some areas), binoculars and camera. There are no restrooms onsite. For more information call 707-8251 This program is provided in cooperation with Lee County Parks and Recreation. The tour and parking are free. Pine Warbler w ww.SeabreezeN u rseries.com ( 239 ) 5 60-1422 Whitey or Sooty Mold ? We can help A sk about our Season Discount FREE Lan d scape Consu l tation V isit 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 Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


17 THE RIVER MARCH 15, 2013 CROW Case Of The Week Flying Squirrelsby Patricia MolloyGliding through the night skies with the greatest of ease, the Southern flying squirrel (Glaucomys volans) is only one of two flying squirrels native to North America (the other being the Northern flying squirrel). The small, nocturnal mammals with the large saucer-like eyes inhabit wooded areas from southeastern Canada to Florida (with the exception of certain islands including the Florida Keys, Sanibel and Captiva). The most distinguishable feature of the Southern flying squirrel is a cape of loose skin stretching from its wrists to its ankles. Reaching only 10 inches in length as adults, they also possess a wide tail that acts like a rudder as they fly, then as a brake upon landing. As tree squirrels, they do not hibernate like certain ground squirrels; rather, they congregate in tree hollows during cold winter months for warmth and forage at night for food. As many as 50 roosting squirrels have reportedly been found in a single tree cavity. The diet of flying squirrels consists of seeds, nuts and acorns. However, they also feed upon moths, insects and eggs, making them the only omnivores of the squirrel family. The clinic staff at CROW is currently housing and caring for three Southern flying squirrels found off-island. They came in as babies. Now that each one weighs about 50 grams, we moved them outside, said Stephen Roika, assistant wildlife rehabilitator at CROWs clinic. Since they are not native to Sanibel and Captiva, we are very careful not to allow any flying squirrels to get loose on the islands. As soon as Dr. Heather Barron, hospital director, is confident that the three Southern flying squirrels are mature enough to survive on their own, they will be returned to the location in Lee County where they were initially found. Do you ever wonder what types of wild critters find themselves in need of care at the wildlife clinic and why? CROWs Healing Winds Visitor Education Center offers educational programs including presentations by the wildlife clinics medical staff along with guest speakers as part of their Wonders Of Wildlife (WOW) series. The Healing Winds Visitor Education Center also offers hands-on exhibits, live video footage highlighting animal stories and special events suitable for guests of all ages. Call or go to CROWs website for a complete schedule. CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from our local area. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to P.O. Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit www.crowclinic.org. An adult flying squirrel in one of CROWs outdoor enclosures The three flying squirrels keep warm inside this straw-lined hutch between meals Step back in time as you travel the back bays on this authentic Paddle Wheeler 239-765-8919 www.IndianPrincessFortMyers.com 2080 Main Street, Fort Myers Beach I di di Pr ri R Riv rb at Irish SayingSaol fada chugatPronunciation: Sail fod-ah cu-gutMeans: Long life to you. WINE, DINE & RELAX Tantalizing Starters | Dazzling Entrees Scrum p tious Dessert s 1 2984 S. C l eve l an d Ave., F ort M yers w ww. b rattasristorante.co m nl ine Reservations Avai l a bl e 239 -4 33 -444 9 On 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 Join Us Sunday March 17 for Corned Beef & Cabbage $14.99HAPPY HOUR ALL NIGHT 4PM-CLOSEMAKE YOUR EASTER BRUNCH BUFFET & DINNER RESERVATIONS ONLINEOpen 10:30am Easter SundayLive Entertainment Nightly/View Monthly schedule online


THE RIVER MARCH 15, 201318 Plant SmartCoral Vineby Gerri ReavesCoral vine (Antigonon leptopus) is a native of Mexico that has escaped cultivation in Florida and become naturalized. It is listed as a category-II invasive species by the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council. A member of the buckwheat family, it has more than 30 common names, including Mexican creeper and Confederate vine. This vine quickly climbs and sprawls on anything its tendrils can reach, growing up 40 feet or longer. It will grow almost anywhere in any soil, but likes sun and moisture. Words such as smother and takeover are typical terms used to describe this pretty vine. The vines heartshaped leaves, profuse pink flowers, and adaptability have charmed gardeners and homeowners for decades, who unwittingly helped this invasive plant spread. Moreover, animals help spread the seeds, which are prolific. The underground tubers will resprout if not entirely removed. The numerous tiny flowers bloom on branching stalks. The large sepals, which range from white to pink, rose and coral, surround those flowers in a cup-like fashion. In Florida, the vine blooms year-round. Its best to eliminate this bewitching vine from the landscape. Doing so might take some work, however. Take care that the sharp-pointed pear-shaped seeds do not escape, and be sure to remove all of the tubers. If you want a vine in the same color range, try low-maintenance coral honeysuckle vine (Lonicera sempervirens), which is native to Florida and beneficial to wildlife. Sources: The Shrubs and Woody Vines of Florida by Gil Nelson, National Audubon Society Field Guide to Florida, Florida Wild Flowers and Roadside Plants by C. Ritchie Bell and Bryan J. Taylor, plants.ifas.ufl.edu, and floridata.com. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. A category-II exotic pest plant, coral vine will climb and cover, high or low photos by Gerri Reaves This coral vine thrives where an historic home once stood. Was it planted long ago, or did a seed find its way there? Caring For Your PlantsFocus On Bottle Palmsby Justen DobbsBottle palms (Hyophorbe lagenicaulis) are easily distinguishable by their swollen, grotesque looking trunks and small stature. Native to the Mascarene Islands in the Indian Ocean, the Bottle palm is endangered in its natural habitat due to predators eating the small seeds and seedlings. But here in the U.S., they are plentiful and thus will probably never face total extinction. Slow growing to about 10 feet, Bottle palms can handle full sun at any age, even our harsh Southwest Florida sun. They grow about two to three curving fronds per year and dont perform well in shade. They store water in their bulging trunks, making them very drought tolerant. Bottle palms are for tropical and sub-tropical climates only, so they dont perform well with frost. If you live east of I-75, you may want to think about something other than a Bottle palm because our winter freezes may damage the fronds that far inland. The Bottle palm is one of three palms in the Hyophorbe family. The other two are the Spindle palm (Hyophorbe vershaffeltii) which does equally well in Soutwest Florida, and the Champagne Bottle palm (Hyophorbe indica), which does not do well here, probably due to our soil. A couple of new species have been developed through cross-pollination. One of these is the Silver Lady palm (Hyophorbe lagenicaulis x vershaffeltii) which gets its name from a silver-white powder coating on its neck. This new hybrid grows much faster, is more coldhardy, and much prettier than the standard Bottle palm. Unfortunately, it is very rare and restricted to the rare palm collectors community. One of my favorite looks in the landscape is the multi-Bottle palm. This is where two to four trees are planted into one container and have a clumping appearance. I would like to see multi-Bottles eventually surpass Pigmy Date palms in popularity just because they are so tropical looking and colorful. Bottle palm seed is inexpensive and readily available, which keeps their cost fairly low (despite being a slow grower). Your Bottle palm will benefit from quarterly fertilizer. Use a slow-release granular fertilizer with numbers similar to 8-10-10. On smaller Bottle palms, I would apply one drinking glass full of fertilizer in a ring around the base of the palm. Dont get any fertilizer too close to the trunk or roots. On larger palms, use two drinking glasses of fertilizer. You dont have to wait for the rainy season to fertilize if you have an irrigation system in place or water your trees by hand. Bottle palms make great potted plants for your porch or lanai. Due to their slow growth, you can keep them in pots for years and if you forget to water them for a few weeks or more, they wont croak on you! Dobbs is a landscape architect in south Florida specializing in custom, upscale landscapes. He can be reached at seabreezenurseries@gmail.com. A nice Bottle palm in the landscape A Silver Lady palm, a hybrid between the Bottle and Spindle palm


19 THE RIVER MARCH 15, 2013 World Harmony ExhibitPaintings for World Harmony by Sri Chinmoy were installed at the Art of the Olympians. The exhibit will be up thr ough March 14 and then will go to the City of Palms Park for the March 15 World Harmony Run event. There will be a VIP reception at 4:30 p.m. in the media room. The program with Lee County schools, Olympians, Mayor Henderson, city officials and the international World Harmony Run team begins at 5:30 p.m. World Harmony exhibit Outdoor Family Movie Nights At The AllianceThe Alliance for the Arts continues its series of Outdoor Family Movie Nights on Friday, March 15 with An American Tail. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and picnic baskets and enjoy the film with your family and friends under the stars on the Alliance lawn. Featuring the hit song Somewhere Out There, An American Tail is the heartwarming story of the Mousekewitz familys journey to America and their young son, Fievel, who gets lost along the way. Landing in a bottle, he washes ashore in New York harbor where, determined to find his family, he comes face to face with the perils and opportunities of the New World. The movie begins just after sunset at 7:45 p.m. A suggested $5 donation helps ensure free family programming remains at the Alliance. Support for Family Movie Night generously provided by Briers CPA, DinoLingo.com, Riverside Realty, Staging Matters and Winged Foot Title. The Alliance Family Movie Night Series concludes on Friday, April 19 at 8 p.m. with The Muppets. The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. ShenYun.com Shen Yun is absolutely No.1, t h e top one i n t h e wor ld a b so l ute l y t h e b est... Ken Wells s s legendar y principal dancer of the English National Balle t Its superb. Im go i ng to ment i on i t on t h e news, b ecause I think it is a g reat p erformance and p eo p le should see it. Ern i e Anastos Emmy Awar d -winning news anc h o r FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE, PLEASE VI S F O R M O RE INF O RMATI O N, PLEASE VISI T ShenYun.com WITH LIVE ORCHESTRA ALL NEW 2013 SHOW WITH LIVE ORCHESTRA Reviving 5,000 years of civilization P r esented by Florida Falun Dafa Association I nc 2012 SHOWS IN TAMPA SOLD OUT ORDER TODAY FOR PREMIUM SEATINGD iscover t h e gran d eur o f a f antastica ll y r ic h cu l ture, t h at o f c l assica l C h ina, b roug h t to l i f e t h roug h b ri ll iant l y choreographed dance and mesmer izing, all-original orchestral compo sitions. Magnicently costumed dancersthe world s elitemove in poetic arrangements that evoke pastoral beauty, imperial drama, and the glory of an ancient civ i lization. is season, discover what art was meant to be. Discover Sh en Yun TICKETS: 888.974.3698 | 239.481.4849 Online: ShenYun.com / Fort-M y er s w ww.bbmann p ah.com A marvelous evening. I m c om p le t e l y e n c h an t e d HRH Prin c ess Mi c h a e l o f K e n t W O RLDS T O P CLASSICAL CHINESE DANCER S LIVE EAST-WEST O RCHESTR A EX Q UISITE C O STUMES & ANIMATED BACKDR O P S Its a performance that truly nourishes a a a a n n d d d l l l i f t t t s s t t t h h h h e e e e s s s p p p p i i i i r r i i i t t t S S S te te te te ph ph ph ph en en en L L L No No No No N rr r is is is is Co Co Co -f -f -f ou ou nd nd nd nd er er er er o o o f f f th th th th e e e e Ca Ca Ca a rl rl rl rl yl yl yl yl e e e Gr Gr Gr r ou ou p p p p APRIL 23-24, 7:30 PM Barbara B. Mann Hall, Fort Myers Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email press@riverweekly.com Irish SayingPronunciation: kayd meeluh foll-tjuhMeans: One hundred thousand welcomes! Cead Mile Failte!


THE RIVER MARCH 15, 201320 Sunday Afternoon Bluegrass ShowThe Acoustic Music Society of Southwest Florida presents three hours of live bluegrass music on the theater stage at the Alliance for the Arts on Sunday, March 17 from 2 to 5 p.m. The show features Venice-based Swinging Bridge, Naples-based blues guitarist Frank Corso and Fort Myersbased Bugtussle Ramblers. Tickets are $7 at the door or $5 for Alliance members. Seating is open and first come, first serve. Children 12 and under are free if accompanied by an adult. March is Music In Our Schools Month, and this years theme is Music Lasts A Lifetime. Dont miss this great opportunity to introduce children to the rich history and heritage of bluegrass! Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Visit www. artinlee.org or call 939-2787 for more information. The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Two-Night Special ShowBroadway Palms 9th annual Concert Series is in full swing. Next to hit the stage is Henry Haids Tribute to Billy Joel. Haid comes from Broadways Tony Awardwinning musical Movin Out and features the music of piano man Billy Joel. Haid rose to prominence portraying Joel in Twyla Tharps award-winning hit Movin Out. He received rave reviews for the Broadway performances at New York Citys Richard Rodgers Theater. New York Theatre proclaimed, Pianist/lead vocalist Henry Haids electric voice rang out passionately and impressively. Prior to his stint on Broadway, Haid performed throughout the USA, Europe and the Caribbean as a solo performer and with his band. A Tribute to Billy Joel will play two nights only, Sunday, March 17 with a dinner at 5:30 p.m. and concert at 7 p.m. and on Monday, March 18 beginning with dinner at 5:30 and concert at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $55 for dinner and the show or $35 for show only and can be reserved by calling 278-4422, online at www.BroadwayPalm.com or by stopping by the box office at 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Swinging Bridge Blues guitarist Frank Corso Bugtussle Ramblers 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. 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. From page 5Tobowwere 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 in the Philippines, 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. For more information, call Lifeline Family Center at 242-7238.


21 THE RIVER MARCH 15, 2013 Art Therapy Film To Be ScreenedJudith A. Rubin, PhD, believes in the transformative power of the arts. The psychotherapist and longtime Sanibel resident is a pioneer in the field of art therapy. A past President and Honorary Life Member of American Art Therapy Association, Rubin is also the author of six art therapy books, director of 10 films and the President of Expressive Media. The Alliance for the Arts is offering an opportunity for the community to view her film Breakthrough and participate in a conversation on the value of art and therapy on Wednesday, March 27. The screening, in the Foulds Theatre at the Alliance, begins at 7:30 p.m. and will be followed by a discussion led by Rubin. A $5 suggested donation is requested at the door. Breakthrough, with a running time of 51 minutes, captures the intimate experiences of eight artists who have undergone psychoanalytic treatment. The film demonstrates the growth and freedom made possible by facing the pain that both psychoanalysis and creation can bring into awareness. The artists presented in Breakthrough found themselves held back in their lives and work because of traumatic events and unresolved emotional issues from their pasts. The film shows how the combination of analytic therapy and creative work liberated them. Rather than dulling an artists creative edge, the film demonstrates how selfawareness can facilitate personal growth and creative freedom. In addition to having a local director, Breakthrough features long-time local favorite and Emmy Award-winning flutist Kat Epple, who composed the film score, and Emmy Award-winning editor Connie Bottinelli, who worked with Rubin on the film. Both will be on hand for the screening and discussion. The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Judith Rubin Kat Epple Connie Bottinelli 1244 Periwinkle, Sanibel www.ilcielosanibel.com 4 4 Per iw w in in kl kl e e, S S anibel Open Easter Sunday Noon to 5 p.m. Appetizers Wild Mushroom Crostini with Homestead Goat Cheese Blue fin Crab Cake, oven dried Tomato Remoulade Roasted Lamb Ribs with Sweet Potato and Pomegranate Second Course Cream of roasted Butternut Soup Or Artisan Green salad with Walnuts, golden Tomatoes, Apple Cider VinaigretteEntrees Roast Leg of Spring Lamb GremolataRosemary-Mint jus, Fingerling Potatoes and French Green BeansGrilled Prime Strip SteakWild Mushroom Demi Glace, mashed Sweet Potatoes, wilted SpinachRoast breast of free-range ChickenTomato-Vidalia Onion jus lie, White Truffle mashed Potatoes, BroccoliniDuet of Herb roasted Loch Duart Salmon & pan seared Atlantic ScallopsLobster Ravioli, baby Bok Choy & Preserved Lemon-Chardonnay reductionDessert Guittard Chocolate Mousse Bombe Or Mixed Berry Short CakeFor reservations call 239-472-5555. Irish SayingGo n-eiri an t-adh leatPronunciation: Goh n-iri leathMeans: Good Luck


THE RIVER MARCH 15, 201322 Civil War Period Drama Debuts At PlayhouseGulfshore Playhouse continues their spectacular seventh season with the Civil War period drama The Whipping Man, playing March 15 through 30, with a $25 preview performance on March 14. Set in 1865 after the Civil War is over, throughout the south, slaves are being freed, soldiers are returning home and in Jewish homes, the annual celebration of Passover is being celebrated. Three men are at a crossroads a Jewish Confederate soldier who has returned from battle and his two former slaves, who remain at his abandoned plantation. As the three men reunite to celebrate Passover, they wrestle with their shared past and the reality of the new world in which they find themselves. The Whipping Man is an intense play about redemption and forgiveness, about the lasting scars of slavery and the responsibility that comes with freedom. The Whipping Man will be directed by guest director Matt Pfeiffer. He also directed this production at the Arden Theatre in Philadelphia in October 2011. Matt is a Philly born actor and director who serves as the Associate Artistic Director of Theatre Exile. Other recent directing credits include A Moon for the Misbegotten (Arden Theatre), The Lieutenant of Inishmore, The Aliens and The Edge of Our Bodies (Theatre Exile) Mistakes Were Made (1812 Productions) and HONK! (Two River Theatre). When I saw Matt Pfeiffers original production of The Whipping Man, I knew I wanted to produce it and Im so happy that Matt was willing to helm this production once again. says founder and Producing Artistic Director Kristen Coury. Gulfshore Playhouse Artistic Associate Cody Nickell and Johnnie Hobbs, Jr. both appeared in the Arden production as Caleb and Simon, respectively. Gulfshore Playhouse audiences will remember Cody Nickell on stage in April 2011s Blithe Spirit and from this seasons productions of Art and The Importance of Being Earnest. He also directed God of Carnage. Other theatre credits include Folger Theatre: The Taming of the Shrew (Helen Hayes Nomination), Arcadia (Helen Hayes Nomination), The School for Scandal, Macbeth; Woolly Mammoth: Clybourne Park (Helen Hayes Nomination), In The Next Room, or the vibrator play. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon Universitys School of Drama, Nickell is a three-time Helen Hayes Award nominee and the winner of The Connecticut Critics Circle Award. Hobbs, Jr. is a tenured associate professor at the Ira Brind School of Theatre Arts at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. The three-time Barrymore nominee has played key roles in many of Freedom Theatres most critically acclaimed productions. Most notably Black Nativity, Black Picture Show, Simply Heavenly with Melba Moore and Zooman and the Sign with Virginia Capers (Los Angeles Premier). Film credits include The In-Crowd, Twelve Monkeys, Snipes, Up Close and Personal, The Wire and Rocky Balboa. Biko Eisen-Martin will play John. Biko most recently played the role of John in The Whipping Man at the Actors Theatre of Louisville. His other theatre credits include Topdog/Underdog, (Marin Theatre Company) Brother Size, Loves Labours Lost, Three Sisters (Chautauqua Theatre Company); Ruined, The Liar, To Kill a Mockingbird, Christmas Carol, Taming of the Shrew (Denver Center Theatre Company); King Lear, Our Town, Taming of the Shrew (Colorado Shakespeare Festival). On March 24, our Synergy Series panel discussion will include panelists Rabbi Adam F. Miller of Temple Shalom in Naples and Harold Weeks, the President of the NAACP of Collier County. The panel will engage in lively discourse with our audiences about the plays themes and topics. Everyone is welcome to join us for an informative, interesting and interactive panel discussion following the 3 p.m. matinee (approximately 5 p.m.) Admission is free and you do not need a ticket to the matinee to attend the discussion. Gulfshore Playhouse has announced its 2013-14 season with five diverse productions, including a world premiere. The season includes Something Intangible the new spin on a classic holiday tale Jacob Marleys Christmas Carol; the world premiere drama The God Game, from the author of The Fox on the Fairway; Ken Ludwigs The Games Afoot and the Arthur Miller classic All My Sons. Subscriptions and single tickets are available now. Take advantage of our exclusive dinner deal with The Chapel Grill. This seasonal menu features three courses plus a glass of wine or champagne for just $29.95. Reservations can be made between 5 and 6:15 p.m. To take advantage of this special dinner deal, Gulfshore Playhouse patrons must call The Chapel Grill for reservations at 206-4310 and provide their Gulfshore Playhouse e-mail ticket confirmation when they visit the restaurant. This deal is valid only on the date a patron is attending a Gulfshore Playhouse production. Gulfshore Playhouses production of The Whipping Man will play March 15 through 30, with a $25 preview performance on March 14. Single tickets start at $33. Half-price tickets are available for all matinee performances one-half hour before the show. Tickets can be purchased by calling the box office at 1-866-811-4111 or by visiting www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org. Johnnie Hobbs, Jr as Simon Cody Nickell in the Arden Theatres production of The Whipping Man photo by Mark Garvin Cody Nickell as Caleb Biko Eisen-Martin as John Judas On Trial At Lab Theaterby Di SaggauIf you like controversial, cutting-edge comedies, then The Last Days of Judas Iscariot at Laboratory Theater of Florida should be right up your alley. Written by powerful playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis, the play deals with the question; Should Judas languish in Hell or can a case be made for his redemption? Welcome to a small part of Purgatory called Hope, where the prosecutor and defense attorney argue Judas case before the judge and jury, calling in expert witnesses from the past. Stephen Hooper excels in his role as the judge. Lucy Harris as defense attorney and Tim Gunderman as prosecutor also do justice to their roles. There is a great deal of talent on the stage and most of the actors play multiple roles. My favorites are a hard-of-hearing Mother Teresa (Patti Chamness), Satan (James Recca), who oozes evil charm in his Gucci suit, Sigmund Freud (Dave Yudowitz ), who feels Judas was psychotic, and Saint Monica (Gabriela Elvir), St. Augustines mother who, in addition to nagging God, has quite the foul mouth. Jonathan Perez makes a convincing Judas, however he spends most of his time on stage in a catatonic state. He gets to show his stuff during a conversation with Satan in a local bar. Others in the cast who add to the production are Robin Murray, Wil Harbison, Ken Johnson, Abraham de la Rosa, Erica Palumbo and Joel Hawkins. The graffiti filled set also enhances the play. The trial arguments are quite witty at times and also intellectually stimulating. It was obvious the sold-out audience on opening night really liked this play with its hip-hop street talk and down-to-earth vocabulary. I dont consider myself a prude, but I was a little offended by what I considered an overuse of profanity. However, I did find myself laughing out loud during much of the production. This is an ambitious undertaking and I commend Director Annette Trossbach for her superb job steering the wild characters through a huge script that involves two 80-minute acts. The Last Days of Judas Iscariot plays through March 23 at Laboratory Theater of Florida, 1634 Woodford Avenue in the Fort Myers River District. For tickets go to www.laboratorytheaterflorida.com or call 218-0481. 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23 THE RIVER MARCH 15, 2013 Kasparie And Grinter Featured In Beach Art Associations Studio 2 Award winning artists Lisa Grinter and Sylvia J. Kasparie works are on display in Studio 2, Fort Myers Beach Art Association, through Thursday, March 21. Grinter is known for her colorful oil and acrylic paintings. She has taught her technique at Fort Myers Beach Art Association, at the Art League of Fort Myers and various locations in Fort Myers Beach. Kasparie is known for her unique collage paintings. She works with both watercolor and acrylic using hand colored tissue to develop the collage. She has taught at the Art League of Fort Myers and Fort Myers Beach Art Association. Both artists have worked with children inspiring them to develop their own artistic skills. Grinter and Kasparie are past-presidents of Fort Myers Beach Art Association and have served on many committees. Meet the artists on at the FMBAA Gallery on Saturday, March 16 from 1 to 3 p.m. Also, FMBAAs annual Art Bazaar will be held on Sunday, March 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Santini Marina Plaza, with all original artwork by local artists. All proceeds from this event support the Fort Myers Beach Art Association Student Scholarship Awards. These awards are given to high school seniors pursuing a graduate degree in art and will be awarded in April. For more information on any FMBAA activity, visit www.fortmyersbeachart.com or call 463-3909. Artwork by Sylvia Kasparie Reading Rocks! Teen Battle Of The BandsAGN, Xenomatic and VisionZ, have been named as finalists in the Reading Rocks! Teen Battle of the Bands. The three bands will perform live and battle for first place at the Southwest Florida Reading Festival on Saturday, March 16. The awards will be presented at the close of the Reading Festival. Fifteen bands entered the contest, 12 bands qualified and the elimination round garnered approximately 700 online votes. Each entry was scored based on the number of public online votes received (40 percent of the total score) and the points given by the judges panel (60 percent of the total score). The three bands that received the highest total scores were selected as finalists. Its incredible to see the abundance of talent in the youth. Each entry deserves praise, said Andrea McCain, vocalist of Stolen Fruit and one of the battle judges. Another judge, Eric Demayo, who is bassist for After the Fact, added, All these bands deserve a round of applause. The final battle will be judged by five judges who are all local musicians. The battle is open to the public and is part of the Reading Festivals teen activities. To see all qualified band entries, go to www. howlgallery.com/readingrocks. The Reading Festival is free and open to the public. The battle will occur in the teen zone where teens can also see bestselling teen authors, select a free book to keep, paint on the graffiti wall, get a temporary tattoo or hair braid and create Steampunk jewelry or duct tape lanyards. The first place prize includes an eight hour studio recording session at Sonic Recording Studios a feature article in Spot Music Magazine and a photo session with Snap Flash Photo. The event is presented by Howl Gallery and the Southwest Florida Reading Festival and is intended to encourage involvement in reading and the arts among high school and middle school age students. For more information, visit www.readfest.org. Playwriting CompetitionThe Firehouse Community Theatre announced the annual Clarence Bud Jones Playwriting Competition, this year with a first place prize of $500 and a chance to see their play on the stage of the Firehouse Community Theatre. This competition is open to all full or part time residents of Glades or Hendry County, and members in good standing of the Arts of the Inland artistic group, regardless of residency (children under the age of 18 must have their parents/guardians written permission). All submissions must be family friendly in both subject and language, meaning no profanity or explicit adult content, with a running time between 20 and 90 minutes. More details are available online at www.firehousecommunitytheatre.com or by calling the box office at 863-675-3066. The deadline for submissions is April 30. Clarence Bud Jones served the Hendry County School District at the Clewiston High School as their English teacher for 20 years. Bud passed away in 1994, but left behind his love of the theatre with his family and most importantly, his brother John Jones. John and his wife, Betty, wished to honor Buds memory by creating this competition in his name. It is the privilege of the Firehouse Community Theatre to help sponsor this competition in what will become an annual celebration of our local communities. 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 Irish SayingPronunciation: bann-ockt-tee nih fail-eh pawd-rigMeans: Happy St. Patricks Day! Beannachtai na Feile Padraig! Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


THE RIVER MARCH 15, 201324 Shell Points 2013 Art Show And SaleArtists at Shell Point Retirement Community have been preparing for the past 12 months in anticipation of this weekends upcoming Shell Point Art Show and Sale, which is scheduled to take place on March 15, 16 and 17 at the Social Center and Resident Activity Center on The Island at Shell Point. The show runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 15 and 16, and from noon to 3 p.m. on March 17. This event is free and open to the public. Shell Point resident artists are extremely talented and the variety of artwork is amazing, said Yvonne Schneff, Shell Point resident and art show coordinator. This years exhibit will feature dozens of talented artists, and include a variety of mediums on display including acrylic, oil, watercolor, pencil, canvas, clay, wood, glass, pottery and more, all created by Shell Point residents. Thousands of people have attended this annual show through the years and the quality of work, as well as the variety, is outstanding, said Lynn Schneider, assistant vice president of communications for the community. Many residents who live here were professional artists in the past, while others have developed their skills as artists in their retirement when they finally had the time to focus on what inspired them rather than making a living or raising a family. For some, art has become a primary form of emotional expression and their art reflects that transcendent quality. Not only is the public invited to see the art on display, they also have the opportunity to purchase pieces, each a true original. Plus, the committee organizing the show has added some new features to make it more inter-active and exciting. Visitors to this years show will be able to discover their own inner-artist as they try their hand at making their own personalized water color greeting card. All of the materials will be provided for creating these cards that can be taken as a memento of the days event, added Schneff. We are also going to offer exciting giveaways where guests have a chance to win $25 in Lucky Bucks given every 90 minutes to be spent right there at the show. The 2013 Shell Point Art Show and Sale will be held on The Island at Shell Point, inside the Social Center and the Resident Activity Center. For more information, call Melody Desilets, program coordinator, at 454-2290 or visit www.shellpoint.org. Bob Huelsebusch Goz Gosselin Herb Sklar June Lockhart Dolphin painting by one of the artists Mike Klein Phil Hilton Firehouse Theatre Final Show Of 20th SeasonThe Firehouse Community Theatre announced their final show of their 20th season, Nice People Dancing To Good Country Music, written by Lee Blessing and directed by Dave Johnson. This show stars Laura Reed, Mike Shough, Doug Patterson, Linda Reecer and James Wingard. This show has little to do with country music or dancing; it isnt even a musical. It is a funny, wacky look at life and love when a city gal meets a good ol Texan redneck. The show does contain some adult language. Showtimes are Friday, March 15 and Saturday, March 16 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 17 at 2 p.m. and the following weekend on Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 24 at 2 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at www. firehousecommunitytheatre.com and are $12 in advance, or call the ticket hotline at 863-675-3066 up to one hour before the production. Tickets purchased the day of the performance are $14, however, seating cannot be guaranteed. The Firehouse Community Theatre is located at 241 N. Bridge Street in LaBelle.


25 THE RIVER MARCH 15, 2013 With A Colorful Past, Mientkiewicz Moves From Rookie Team Batting Coach To Manager Of Miracle?by Ed FrankFrom just a hitting coach for a rookie team in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization to first-year manager of the Fort Myers Miracle Class A baseball team, Doug Mientkiewicz (pronounced man-kay-which) is the first to admit that he was really surprised when the Minnesota Twins offered him the job. A fixture in the Twins system from 1995, when first drafted out of Florida State University, until 2004, Mientkiewicz had only one season (2012) on the coaching side of baseball when Twins General Manager Terry Ryan asked the Dodgers for permission to discuss the Miracle job with the personable Mientkiewicz. Three times, the Dodgers had asked me to take the hitting coach job before I agreed, and I quickly fell in love working with those kids. But I was born and raised a Twin and it is the only franchise I would consider to leave the Dodgers, he said. A resident of Islamorada, Florida, he said the High A Miracle managership, just three steps removed from the Major Leagues, is the perfect job, allowing him to return to the Twins organization and being closer to home with wife Jodi and 7-yearold son, Steel. Nevertheless, he was surprised to get the job here. Hes a winner. He has a good baseball IQ. Hes been a player, coach and played in a World Series, said Ryan, adding that Robin Ventura of the Chicago White Sox and Mike Metheny of the St. Louis Cardinals hadnt been managers prior to taking over those two clubs. Mientkiewiczs early professional career started with the Miracle in 1996 and by 1998, he had made it to the Majors as the Twins first baseman. His best year was 2001, when he hit .306 with 15 home runs, 74 RBIs and won an American League Gold Glove for his defensive play. In 2000, he was a member of the United States Olympic baseball team and hit the game-winning home run against South Korea in the semi-finals to propel the U.S. to its first baseball gold medal. Mientkiewicz is only one of five Major League players in history to win a World Series and an Olympic gold medal. That World Series victory occurred in 2004, when he had been traded to the Boston Red Sox where his stellar defensive skills were a factor in the first Red Sox World Series title in 84 years. But the final out in that series is perhaps what Mientkiewicz is best remembered an incident which he prefers not discussing because theres plenty about it on the Internet. Briefly, when Red Sox pitcher Keith Foulke tossed the ball to Mientkiewicz at first base for the last out, he kept the ball in what ultimately resulted in a brew-ha. After arguments and even a Red Sox lawsuit, he relinquished the ball that is now in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The life of a Minor League manager is far different from that of a Major Leaguer: long bus trips at night, second-class hotels and meals on the run. It will be a cake walk compared to the 12to 14-hour trips last year with the Dodger rookie team, he said. Mientkiewicz relishes working and instructing youngsters who dream of Major League stardom. He explained that Class A baseball is pivotal to young players as by the time a player moves up to Double A baseball most are capable of competing in the majors. But the odds of making the big show are small. For example, the Twins presently have about 140 participating in Minor League spring training. Historically, less than 10 percent or about eight players will progress to the Twins 40-man Major League roster. It is likely that Mientkiewicz will be managing the Twins No. 1 prospect, infielder Miquel Sano, who slugged 28 home runs and drove in 100 runs last year for Low A Beloit. Asked whether he dreams of someday managing in the Major Leagues, Mientkiewicz downplayed such thoughts, saying his only desire at present is helping youngsters keep their dreams alive. The Twins philosophy through the years has been to promote within rather than buying top stars through free agency. Its as close to a family that you will find in baseball, he said. And his respect for Twins GM Ryan is second only to his father. While the role of a Minor League manager is to develop future Major Leaguers, you can be certain that based on Mientkiewicz past, the 2013 Fort Myers Miracle will be continued on page 27 Doug Mientkiewicz Food Bank Receives Donation From Hockey TeamThe Boys of Winter hockey team presented a $1,500 check to Al Brislain, executive director of the Harry Chapin Food Bank. The donation will translate into $9,000 worth of food and supplies that the food bank can use in distributing to those in need throughout Southwest Florida. The money was raised by donations from the team members at the games and at the team Christmas party. The Boys of Winter team was formed 15 years ago as an over-50 ice hockey team. They play each Sunday at the skatium in Fort Myers. For more information or to contribute financially to the Harry Chapin Food Bank, call 334-7007 or go to harrychapinfoodbank.org. Al Brislain, center, executive director of the Harry Chapin Food Bank, accepts a $1,500 check from the Boys of Winter ice hockey team at the Skatium in Fort Myers ISLAND INSURANCE SERVICE Kathleen Papaleo President Mark OBrien General Manager Susan Barnes Personal Lines Gina Loeber Agent 703 Tarpon Bay Rd, Sanibel, FL (239) 472-3022 Summer is over and its time to enjoy those beautiful winter days in Paradise. Have an insurance question? Call our office today for a new Auto quote.


THE RIVER MARCH 15, 201326 10th Annual Soup Kitchen BenefitSam Galloway Jr. & Friends 10th annual Soup Kitchen Benefit, held on March 5 at the Sam Galloway Ford dealership, raised more than $360,000 for the local homeless and hungry. The event sold out, with more than 575 guests attending to help raise needed funds for Community Cooperative Ministries Inc., the umbrella agency for the Everyday Cafs and Marketplaces, Meals On Wheels, Community Montessori Preschool and Social and Homeless Services. Each year, local restaurants, companies and individuals donate the southern-style menu including barbeque chicken and pork, fried chicken, coleslaw, fried shrimp, cheese grits, swamp cabbage, gourmet meatloaf, mashed potatoes, gumbo, collard greens, macaroni and cheese, fresh green beans, corn bread, homemade cookies and gourmet chocolates. The goal of this annual event is to raise as much money as possible for local residents in need. This is our 10th year of dear friends and businesses joining together to help those less fortunate in our community, said Sam Galloway, Jr. I wish we didnt have to hold this event any longer and that hunger was not an issue in our community. Unfortunately, it is still a serious problem. More of our neighbors and their children are going to need our help, and I plan to help them. Galloway wants to ensure that CCMI can continue helping Lee Countys growing population of hungry gain access to nutritious meals. Ten years ago, he gathered friends in the local restaurant community and beyond to donate their time and services toward a community fundraiser for local homeless and hungry. The event has grown each year with guests who come together for one evening in the Service Department of Galloway Ford. All the monies raised go directly to CCMI to help those in need in Lee County. CCMI is an innovative non-profit 501(c)(3) organization made up of social service entrepreneurs fighting to end homelessness and hunger in our community. The agency provides more than 14,000 meals each month through their Everyday Cafes and Marketplaces and Meals On Wheels programs. CCMI also educates 40 children in their Community Montessori, offers homeless and comprehensive case coaching services through their United Way Resource Houses, oversees an emergency mobile food pantry and supplies weekend backpacks full of food to more than 1,500 children each school year. CCMI serves Fort Myers and the greater Lee County area, including Bonita Springs, Cape Coral and Lehigh Acres. CCMI works in partnership with United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades, Harry Chapin Food Bank and various community foundations as well as collaborating with fellow community and service groups including The School District of Lee County and numerous churches, businesses and community support organizations. For more information, call 332-7687 or visit www.ccmileecounty.com. Bruce Strayhorn and Jenna Persons Carl Barraco and Kate St. Arnold Drew and Susan Chicone Betsy Alderman and Michel Doherty with Chauncey and Allison Goss Jo Ann Carioba, Deanna Hansen and Nancy Humphrey Jennifer Galloway and Tracey Galloway Rose O Dell King, Marie Lovallo and Gary King Steve Smith, Sam Galloway and Jim King Jodi and Cecil Pendergrass


27 THE RIVER MARCH 15, 2013 GreenFest Offers Alternative SolutionsIts easy being green at Edison State Colleges 5th annual GreenFest Expo. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 23 at the Edison State College Collier Campus. The expo brings together local businesses and organizations to share environmentally friendly products and services with the community. Admission and parking are free and open to the public. Exhibit vendors include Kinetico Water Systems, Collier County Solid Waste and Recycling, Natural Awakenings, and Rookery Bay. The GreenFest Expo will also feature tours of the Allen & Marla Weiss Health Sciences Hall, childrens activities, music, food, natural products and more. Now in its fifth year, the GreenFest Expo was created when the Collier Campus faculty began incorporating sustainability into their curriculum and wanted to share those ideas with the community. It is just one of the many sustainability initiatives Edison State Colleges Collier Campus has developed during its 20-year history. Sustainability is rooted in our campuss beginnings, said Dr. Robert Jones, president, Edison State College Collier Campus. Being located in southwest Florida in the proximity of the Everglades and other natural surroundings, it was important that we conserve our natural environment yet still maintain an innovative and high-tech college. One way the Collier Campus has done this is by building Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified buildings. According to the U.S. Green Building Council, a LEED certification verifies that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all the metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts. In 2007, the Collier Campus opened its first two LEED certified buildings the NCEF Childhood Development Center and the NCEF Pediatric Dental Center/ UF College of Dentistry. In 2012, two more LEED buildings opened the Allen & Marla Weiss Health Sciences Hall and the Student Services building. It is our plan that all new buildings will be LEED certified, said Dr. Jones. In addition to its LEED certified buildings, the Collier Campus also uses an energy saving climate system that provides cost-saving heating and cooling to all Collier Campus buildings. By running the water chiller at night instead of peak energy hours and storing the chilled water in a 500,000 gallon tank that cools its buildings during the day, the campus saves thousands of dollars a year on energy bills. Other sustainability initiatives the Collier Campus has instituted include recycling programs, public transportation with Collier Area Transit, maintaining the native vegetation that grows on the campus, and refraining from using pesticides on the grounds. Its important that higher education lead the way in the community, in practice as well as by involving the community in our learning experiences, said Dr. Jones. What better way to do that than by bringing people together to share knowledge? For more information about Edison State Colleges GreenFest Expo, call Dr. Kirk Otto at 732-3743 or email kirk. otto@edison.edu. New Youth Spanish ClassThe Alliance for the Arts is partnering with the Fort Myers-based company Dino Lingo Language Learning Programs for Kids to offer afterschool Spanish language immersion classes beginning Thursday, March 21 from 4 to 4:45 p.m. There is a try it session on Saturday, March 16 from 10 to 10:45 a.m. The try it session is free for Alliance members or $5 for nonmembers, and allows children ages four to seven the opportunity to sample the class before signing up for the full sixweek session. Pre-registration is required and space is limited to 12 students. In this program, children are not taught to speak Spanish, they are taught in Spanish. This Spanish immersion class provides the foundation for understanding and speaking Spanish as a second language. Activities include language books, flash cards, games and DVDs. Visit www.artinlee.org or call 9392787 for more information on this class or on the many other classes the Alliance offers for kids and adults. The Alliance for the Arts is at 10091 McGregor Boulevard just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Grandezza Golf Classic On May 9The 3rd annual Grandezza Golf Classic will be held on Thursday, May 9 at Grandezza Golf and Country Club in Estero. The four-player scramble shotgun start begins at 1:30 p.m., with registration beginning at 12:30. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Harry Chapin Food Bank. Golfers, sponsors at all levels and silent auction items are all needed for the event. The $125 cost per player includes green fees with cart, awards, dinner and the silent auction. Non-golfers have a number of ways to support this event, including auction donations, volunteering and a variety of sponsorships. Every dollar raised at this event enables the food bank to distribute $6 worth of food to those in need. Chairing the golf classic is Noelle Melanson. To register for the classic, to obtain sponsorships, to donate silent or live auction items or to become a volunteer, contact Miriam Pereira, Development Director, at 334-7007 ext. 127 or mpereira@harrychapinfoodbank. org. To register online, visit www.harrychapinfoodbank.org. To register by phone, call 334-7007 ext. 127. From page 25Manager Of Miracleaggressive, spirited and highly competitive. Everblades Skate Towards Playoffs Capturing seven of a possible eight points on foreign ice last week, including a fourgame winning streak, the Florida Everblades moved into a tie for the post-seasons No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference of the ECHL. With only nine games remaining seven at home in the regular season, Florida began the week with a 32-20-4-7 season record and 75 points. Elmira and South Carolina also had 75 points. The late-season winning play of the Everblades bodes well for the defending Kelly Cup Champions who similarly put on a season-ending push a year ago. Florida began a five-game homestand Wednesday against South Carolina. The two teams square off again Saturday night and Sunday afternoon at Germain Arena. Spring Training Home SchedulesBoston Red Sox jetBlue Park Friday, March 15 Minnesota; 7:05 p.m. Sunday, March 17 Tampa Bay; 1:35 p.m. Tuesday, March 19 Baltimore; 1:35 p.m. Minnesota Twins Hammond Stadium Thursday, March 14 Boston; 1:05 p.m. Saturday, March 16 Pittsburgh; 1:05 p.m. Monday, March 18 Miami; 1:05 p.m. Wednesday, March 20 Tampa Bay 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 ) To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


THE RIVER MARCH 15, 201328 Financial FocusGet Ready for Some Financial Spring Cleaning by Jennifer BaseySpring is in the air or, at the very least, its on the calendar this week. And if youre like many people, you may be looking forward to doing some spring cleaning around your house and yard. But this year, why not go beyond your physical environment and do some sprucing up of your financial situation? Here are a few possibilities to consider: Clean your portfolio of clutter. When you go through your house, you may find some clutter in closets, storage areas, on top of desks, under beds or just about any other place. Your investment portfolio also may contain clutter in the form of investments that no longer meet your needs. Consequently, its a good idea to de-clutter your portfolio periodically by selling those extraneous investments and using the proceeds to help purchase others that may be more effective in helping you make progress toward your financial goals. Consolidate your investments in one place. As you clean your house, you may find that you have many common items, such as brooms, hammers, duct tape and so on, scattered among various rooms. It might be more efficient to keep all such objects in one central location; this can help prevent you from needlessly replacing or duplicating them. As an investor, you may have an IRA with one financial services provider, an old 401(k) with a different one and some other investments with yet another institution. If you consolidated all these investment vehicles with one provider, you might be able to save some fees and expenses. Perhaps even more importantly, by uniting all your investments in one place, you may find it easier to follow a central, unified investment strategy. Check for gaps in your financial strategy. Every spring, its a good idea to check your gutters for leaks, your sidewalks for cracks and your paint for chips. By doing so, youll help protect your home and surroundings. To help protect your familys future, its important to have adequate life and disability insurance. Plant seeds for growth. When spring arrives, its time to plant the seeds for your flowers and vegetables. As an investor, you also have to be concerned about growth. Specifically, youll want to consider investments that have the potential to grow enough to help provide the financial resources to meet your long-term goals, such as a comfortable retirement. Consequently, you should review your portfolio to determine if it contains an appropriate amount of growth-oriented vehicles for your individual objectives, time horizon and risk tolerance. Seek professional assistance. When youre tidying up for spring, you may find some jobs that you cant do alone, such as cleaning a heavily stained carpet, unclogging a blocked drain or trimming the highest branches on a tree. For these tasks, you might need to call in trained professionals. Its the same with investing: You can do some things on your own, but for complex tasks such as creating and maintaining an appropriate investment strategy, you may need to work with a financial professional. Consider putting these spring-cleaning tips to work soon. They may just help put some sparkle and shine into your financial house. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jennifer.basey@edwardjones.com. 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Cattle Barons Ball Chairs AnnouncedThe American Cancer Society of Lee County announced that builder and community activist Todd Gates and his wife Angela will chair the 2014 Cattle Barons Ball. Todd Gates is chairman of GATES, a fully integrated construction management, general contracting and design-build firm with offices in Florida and the Republic of Panama. We are excited to take on the leadership role for this worthy event, said Gates, who served on the committee that staged the successful 10th anniversary gala, held January 19 at Harborside Event Center. There are a lot of great people in Southwest Florida who join me and Angela in being passionate about finding a cure for cancer, and well be working diligently together to pursue that goal through the Cattle Barons Ball. This years Western-themed gala raised $315,000 for research, education and support programs for local residents who are battling and surviving cancer. Since its first event in Lee County, the Cattle Barons Ball has raised more than $3.7 million. Planning has already begun for next years event, which will be held January 18. For more information or to volunteer, contact the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org or 936-1113. Angela and Todd Gates Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email press@riverweekly.com


29 THE RIVER MARCH 15, 2013 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, The homework wars at my house just keep getting worse. I have two boys one in sixth grade and one in 10th grade and they are so tired of the huge amount of homework they get. Im tired of it too; they say they get too much and its not fair. Im willing to go to their schools to discuss this, but I would like to know what a normal amount of homework is for their grade levels. Kristin K., Fort Myers Kristin, You are not alone in the homework wars. Homework causes so many issues both at home and at school. Your question about how much homework is reasonable is a great one. It can be a no-win situation when theres too much homework, parents often complain; and when there is too little, parents will complain again. You can find research studies that support both ends of this issue. So what really makes sense? In all probability, homework will not disappear... so how can its impact be maximized? Some of the more recent studies report that homework is a great tool to build study skills. Other studies have also found a link between higher standardized test scores, but clear-cut evidence has not yet been found between homework and overall higher achievement of students. Critics of homework point out that too much homework or busy work can turn off students to learning. Kids need to see the connection of how the homework they do will help them learn what they really need to know for class. The National PTA and the National Education Association have stated in their parent brochures the following guidelines for homework: For grades K-2 10 to 20 minutes of homework per day For grades 3-6 30 to 60 minutes of homework per day Middle/Junior/Senior High Grades typically have homework assigned in each class they take, with many school policies stating that 30 minutes per class is recommended. Harris Cooper of Duke University said that for middle/junior high grade students diminishing returns on homework begin at about 90 minutes of work and for high school, students homework is effective when it is from 90 minutes to 2.5 hours. As a parent, it might help if you can analyze any non-productive behavior patterns you see with your children while doing homework. Do they complain on specific days of the week for example? Perhaps they would prefer to watch a game or TV show on that day and find their homework particularly annoying. How focused are your children while doing homework? Do they take too many breaks, dawdle about before beginning their work, allow many interruptions, lose and forget their materials these things will prolong the homework period extensively. Its important for you to have a good understanding of how your children approach their work and then work together to solve any problems that you might find. Then, monitor the time they spend and if it does exceed the above guidelines it might be time to talk with their teachers and find out more about why they are assigning a heavy homework load. 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. Lions Paw Medal Awarded The Lions Paw Alumni Association, who has been upholding a tradition of service and excellence to the Pennsylvania State University community since 1908, selected James Meister as the sole recipient of the 2013 Lions Paw Medal. Among his many other contributions, Meister is a director of the Penn State, Fort Myers Alumni Chapter. The medal honors individuals who have contributed their time and efforts to better the lives of students at Penn State and enhance the quality of education at the university. James Meister and Richard Achilles, president of the Penn State Alumni Association Fort Myers Chapter FGCU Receives Community Service PraiseFor the second consecutive year, Florida Gulf Coast University has been named to the Corporation for National and Community Services Honor Roll with Distinction for its work in strong institutional commitment to service, developing campus-community partnerships that produce measurable impact, and engaging students in meaningful service. Programs like FGCUs are being modeled throughout the American educational system, according to Service Learning Director Jessica Rhea. It is gaining momentum in higher education because it is a high-impact teaching practice that increases content knowledge, higher-order thinking, citizenship skills, academic engagement and success, said Rhea. The number of FGCU faculty integrating service-learning into their coursework is up 55 percent from the previous year. Students participate in 80 hours of service-based learning prior to graduating. The EaglesConnect program helps them match personal passions and academic goals with more than 300 agencies, including social, legal and health services, environmental organizations, educational institutions, and much more. In 16 years, FGCU students have devoted more than 1 million hours to community organizations as part of the Universitys servicelearning program. The Corporation for National and Community Service, which has administered the Honor Roll since 2006, recognized a total of 690 colleges and universities for their impact on issues from literacy and neighborhood revitalization to supporting at-risk youth. Combined, the Honor Roll awardees engaged 3.1 million students in community service for a total of 118 million service hours. For a full list of recipients, visit www. NationalService.gov/HonorRoll. The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is a federal agency that engages more than five million Americans in service through its Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America programs, and leads President Barack Obamas national call to service initiative, United We Serve. For more information, visit www. NationalService.gov. Irish SayingSaol fada chugatPronunciation: Sail fod-ah cu-gutMeans: Long life to you. 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


THE RIVER MARCH 15, 201330 Mom And Me by Lizzie and PryceLizzie and Pryce answer your questions and give advice about aging concerns from a two-generational perspective. A mother and daughter team, Lizzie is a retired RN and health educator, and Pryce is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice who specializes in the care of elders and people with chronic illnesses. Dear Mom & Me, My husband, along with 499 other employees, were assured their jobs were not in jeopardy when his company merged with another company. In a short time, 250 were laid off, then another 200 and finally down to five. My husband was one of the five, and then one day they were told they were no longer employed and they must leave immediately. It was devastating to both of us. We immediately sold our house and rented an apartment, storing what we couldnt use. He tried so hard, went on interviews, but no job offers. At 57, it is very difficult on a man who had never had a job problem before and even harder on me. I became very depressed and had to be treated with medication. We decided to move to another location and there we bought a new house. Two weeks after we moved in, he had a job offer at our old location, so we decided I would stay in the new house and we could see each other every other weekend. I go up alternately to his apartment and he comes down to the house the other weekend; we talk on the phone several times each day. My family and friends are driving me crazy. They are all so anxious to tell me what to do. They say our marriage will never survive our stupid arrangement. They tell us we should sell the new house and move back to the old area. We are getting along just fine with this arrangement. We have made new friends and, for just a few more years, this will make a tremendous difference in our financial security for our retirement. During these difficult times, have you heard what others are doing? Evelyn Dear Evelyn, Economic times are very difficult and new creative living arrangements must be made because the old living arrangements may not be appropriate. Try if you can to ignore these troubling advisors. Some people always know better or think they know better. Frequently these people have difficulty with their own lives, but it is so easy for them to solve other peoples problems. If this new living arrangement works for you and your husband, just ignore their advice and, if necessary, ignore them. When we are living in a particularly difficult time in our lives, it is then we find who our real friends are. The people who are constantly interfering are just satisfying their own emotional needs, wanting to boss other people around. Lizzie Dear Evelyn, Even when advice is well intended from close family or friends, it can be difficult to listen to. If you come up with a pat answer and then change the topic, not allowing someone to give advice, you can be successful in stopping unsolicited advice. Here is what I mean, and to everyone I have used this little technique, I hope you are not reading I appreciate your concern, but, for now, I would appreciate it if we did not talk about it. Then take a short breath and change the subject so, tell me about your day yesterday. Say this every time, be firm and do not return to the topic. If they want to return to the topic, say your little piece again. It is a redirection technique that, once you become good at it, works well. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. deaRPharmacistLicorice Helps Chronic Fatigue And Heartburnby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: What is licorice root? I heard you at a lecture talk about it and say something like it could take the place of lots of different drugs, and that it helped with chronic fatigue. WW, Dallas, Texas Licorice root is an herbal remedy often used in Chinese traditional medicine. Its ancient, and was used by the Greeks and Romans for many health concerns such as ulcers, sore throat, asthma, depression, menopause, arthritis, heartburn, gastrointestinal concerns of all sorts and various viral infections (like hepatitis and the flu). Unfortunately, licorice candy (mmm, Twizzlers) doesnt have quite the same effect, but hey, thats not to say you couldnt indulge in that every now and then! Just know that licorice root is a totally different animal, and unlike candy, it has many medicinal properties. Licorice contains healing flavonoids, phytoestrogens and glycyrrhizin. Some of these compounds block the breakdown of a hormone called cortisol in your body which helps you deal with stress. Many of us are walking around with severe adrenal fatigue, and depending on a few other medical factors, licorice root could be just what you need to help cope with stress. It also happens to boost levels of natural interferon, which is an important component of your immune system helping you defend yourself from infection. Licorice root helps soothe irritated membranes while removing mucus from your respiratory tract, making it a great adjunctive remedy for cough and cold. The phytoestrogens also mimic the effect of estrogen, which can help with menopausal symptoms, as well as cognitive function but be careful here because anything that is estrogenic (even mildly so) has the potential to drive certain cancers, especially those of the reproductive tract. A 2011 study performed on rats in China provided evidence that glycyrrhizin could protect against some of the more drastic negative outcomes from spinal cord injuries, by suppressing inflammatory chemicals (called cytokines) and blocking the release of a gene that promotes further inflammation (HMGB1). In a separate human study, it was also observed that licorice root reduces body fat in part by suppressing aldosterone, which is the hormone that tells your body to hold on to salt and water. Licorice root is available in many oral dosage forms. Excessive intake of licorice root can exacerbate hypertension and other heart problems, by disrupting the salt and water balance that your body strictly maintains so ask your doctor if its right for you. It happens compliments of the glycyrrhizin. Some companies now make a deglycyrrhizinated form of licorice root, which is the form that is free of glycyrrhizin. Its called DGL and while this form doesnt really improve adrenal fatigue concerns, it is great for long-term use and specifically helpful for digestive problems of all sorts including gastritis, reflux and heartburn. DGL is best taken in a chewable tablet form about 20 minutes before eating your meals. DGL is a supplement I usually recommend to people who find themselves compelled to take acid blockers and antacids. 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. Night For Life Buffet Dinner, Show & AuctionsOn Monday, April 1 from 5 to 9 p.m., the annual fundraiser, Night For Life, will be held at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theater in Fort Myers. The event is sponsored by the Organ Transplant Recipients of Southwest Florida, Inc. to benefit local organ transplant patients and those on the transplant waiting list. Entertainment for this years event will feature Broadway Palms performers from The Sound of Music and The Calendar Girls. Tickets are $35, $50 for VIP Seating and includes a buffet dinner, entertainment, and the very popular silent and Chinese auctions. Bid on original art, jewelry, golf packages, boat trips, vacations, dinners, services, unique gifts and more. Auctions begin at 5 p.m.; buffet dinner at 5:30 p.m. Ask about table sponsorships. There is also available a $10 ticket which includes the entertainment and auctions but not the buffet dinner. This event raises money for the Fletcher Trust Fund, which was established in 2004 to assist transplant recipients and those who are waiting for transplants in Southwest Florida. An average of 18 people die each day in the U.S. due to a lack of available organs and tissue donors. For tickets and information, call 440223-2662 or 768-1814. If you are interested in learning more about this nonprofit organization, contact swmson@ embarqmail.com. For additional information, visit www.organsupport.org. Parkinson SymposiumHope Parkinson Program will feature three experts on Parkinsons disease at its 2013 Annual Parkinson Symposium on Friday, March 15. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to noon at Grace Community Center at 4151 Hancock Bridge Parkway in North Fort Myers. Dr. J. Eric Ahlskog, a Mayo Clinic physician specializing in Parkinsons disease, will present Parkinsons Disease: The Big Picture. Dr. Saman Javedan, an authority on deep-brain stimulation for Parkinsons treatment in the department of neurology at Lee Memorial Health System, will discuss Surgical Options for Patients with Parkinsons Disease. Dr. Amanda Avila, movement disorder specialist and medical director of the Hope Parkinson Program, will share Tips & Tricks for Managing Parkinsons Disease. A question-and-answer period will follow the lectures, and the $20 registration fee will cover a continental breakfast for attendees. Register before Saturday, March 9 by calling 985-7727 or online at www. hopeparkinson.org/events. Check-in on the day of the event begins at 8 a.m. For more information, visit www. HopeHCS.org. Share your community news with us. 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31 THE RIVER MARCH 15, 2013 Dr. DaveTwitterifiedby Dr. Dave HepburnCant stop Sealey from tweeting now. When first Wisequacks started tweeting, he would simply stare at the blue bird for hours waiting for some action. Then he tweeted with his annual flossing. But now he tweets every time he is inebriated by noon, which is why we have thousands of tweets to choose from and send you these: Children should be allowed to believe in Santa as long as they want, experts say. Same with Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy and NHL. 39 States on Pace for Obesity Rates Above 50 percent. Somehow pace and obesity dont belong in the same sentence, like Krispy Kreme and tofu. Gingko biloba not only looks revolting but now found to be 100 percent useless. Turning out to be the Snooki of herbal medicine. Apparently, people are posting advice on how to do CPR on Twitter... problem is, you have to be revived in less than 140 chest compressions. Doctors have discovered the latest in digital technology in the fight against prostate cancer... its called the finger. Edible mealworms may be the next high protein food source, better than pork, chicken and beef. Less greenhouse gases and easier to herd. Thanks to diabetes and obesity, cases of kidney stones have doubled in the past 20 years. Get fat, get sweet and rock your world. Study: Apparently red wine can help reduce falling amongst the elderly. Of course. Hard to fall down when you cant stand up to start with. 16,000 genital injuries end up in Emergency Room per year, many sustained during sports. 70 percent were male, due to extended risk factors. Head Injury and Pesticide Exposure Triples the Risk of Parkinsons Disease. Some scientists, however, find the research a little shaky. Happier Childhoods Tied to More Wealth as Adults. In unrelated story, Donald Trump states he was bottle fed Ecstasy by Martians. Alzheimers Progresses Differently in Women, Men. Women lose brain tissue faster in every part except the remembering mistakes lobe. Doctors are now offering patients choices in their end-of-life care...Id take the extended warranty with an option to renew. Study: The Unemployed Are at Higher Risk for Heart Attacks. Employed at higher risk for work-related injuries. Many parents take youth concussions too lightly. Listen Billy, those stars are in my eyes, not yours. Now get back in there and make your Mom proud. Monogamy is a rare trait in mammals, possessed by only five percent of species. The five percent does not include pigs, rats or men of the male species. Grapefruit juice now interferes with at least 85 drugs. Can increase the concentration of a drug by 330 percent. Super Viagra here we come. Venomous snakes in USA now found to be major reservoir of deadly EEE arbo virus. So please, no more playing with deadly snakes. Apparently a Starbucks barista listens to people better than a doctor... perhaps, but who do you want to see if you have a bad coughy? Many pacifiers are unclean and develop a biofilm of disease-causing bacteria. May make babies, supermodels or NHL players ill. STUDY: More Kids Get HighRadiation Scans such as CT scans. Radiologists opinion of this study found to be positively glowing. Glass of wine may increase risk of heart arrhythmia. Whole bottle increases risk that it will stop. Speed bumps may speed up diagnosis of appendicitis. Pain going over the bumps may mean appendicitis. No word yet on hemorrhoids and U turns. 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. Dean W. 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Do your eyelids feel heavy?If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, you qualify for a FREE, no obligation eyelid screening performed by Natasha, COA.Screening candidates receive a $25 movie gift card. Before After After Natasha, COA Before Irish SayingPronunciation: bann-ockt-tee nih fail-eh pawd-rigMeans: Happy St. Patricks Day! Beannachtai na Feile Padraig!


THE RIVER MARCH 15, 201332 Sponsor Recognition ReceptionThe event committee for the 2013 Lee County Making Strides Against Breast Cancer held its Sponsor Recognition Reception at Premier Oncology in Fort Myers on February 26. The event recognized the top sponsors from 2012 and provided information for its 2013 sponsorship and team goals. In 2012, the event raised more than $209,000 toward research for finding a cure for breast cancer. Sponsor honoree Dr. Janet Sperry from Premiere Oncology shared her experience as the event sponsor and benefits in being part of The American Cancer Society of Lee County. Christi Geib shared her survivor story and encouraged the audience to continue working towards saving more lives. Event chair Debra Newell presented the 2013 event goal of $215,000, with a sponsorship goal of $60,000 and a recruitment goal of 187 teams. Executive Director Darla Betzer reported on the 2012 event moneys local distribution, which contributed in saving over 400 lives a day. The sponsorship support also makes possible the funding of research from the American Cancer Society and local research Cancer Prevention Study-3 set for Sunday, March 24. The 2013 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk will take place on October 19 at Tanger Outlets in Fort Myers. Teams can register to participate in the event and track fundraising efforts through the organizations website, www. putonyourpinkbra.com/leecounty. The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy and service. Call ACS 24 hours a day at 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit www.putonyourpinkbra.com/leecounty. Ashley Smith, Kerri Sears, Sherri Kubesh and Darla Betzer photos courtesy of Lauren Williams of Conric PR & Marketing Dr. Janet Nguyen-Sperry and Stephen Sperry Mike Rusk and Debra Newell Dara Leichter Traci Hotka, Rebekah Pray and Arvey Krise My name is Boone and I need a luck changer. First, I was shot in the chest with an arrow and then my owner didnt claim me even after my story was featured on TV. I guess I was lucky to have recovered from my injury. I have a great disposition and get along well with other pets and people. I will make someone a very loving companion. Visit me at the shelter so I can show you how sweet I am. My adoption fee is $35 (regularly $75) during Animal Services March Madness adoption promotion. Make a basket and get an extra $10 off. Im Manillo, a handsome tuxedo cat, but dont let my sophisticated look fool you. I am an outgoing, friendly, and playful kitten. So far I havent met a person, cat, or toy that I didnt like. Ill bet I would fit right in with your family. My adoption fee is $25 during Animal Services March Madness promotion. Get an extra $10 off when you make a basket. For information about this weeks pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at www. LeeLostPets.com. When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office, off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, rabies vaccination and county license if three months or older, flea treatment, worming, heartworm test for dogs six months and over, feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, training DVD, 10-day health guarantee, and a bag of Science Diet pet food. The adoption package is valued at $500. Manillo ID# 556787 Pets Of The Week Boone ID# 558530 photos by squaredogphoto.comIrish SayingSaol fada chugatPronunciation: Sail fod-ah cu-gutMeans: Long life to you.


PUZZLE ANSWERS My Stars FOR WEEK OF MARCH 18, 2013ARIES (March 21 to April 19) With your practical side dominant this week, its a good time to reassess your finances to see what expenses you can cut. Aspects also favor mending fraying relationships. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your Bovine-inspired determination to follow matters through from beginning to end pays off in a big way. Enjoy a well-earned weekend of fun with a special someone. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Aspects favor re-establishing business relationships you might have neglected. A family members request needs to be given more thought before you make a decision. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) While you might appreciate the avalanche of advice coming from others, keep in mind that the intuitive Moon Child is best served by listening to her or his own inner voice. LEO (July 23 to August 22) The Lions social life whirls at centrifugal speed this week as you go from function to function. Things slow by weeks end, giving you a chance to catch up on your chores. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Dont let your stand on an issue cause a rift with a colleague. Insist on both of you taking time to reassess your positions while theres still room for compromise. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) An opportunity youd been hoping for finally opens up. But read the fine print before you make a commitment, especially where a time factor might be involved. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Your need to know whats going on behind the scenes leads you to make some bold moves. Be prepared with a full explanation of your actions if necessary. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A lot of details need tending to during the early part of the week. The pressure eases by the 20th, allowing you to get back to your major undertaking. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) A friend asks you to act on his or her behalf in a dispute. Be careful. You might not have all the facts you need in order to make a fair assessment of the situation. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A new development might require you to cancel some of your plans. But you adapt easily, and by weeks end, you could receive welcome cheering-up news. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Your recent workplace accomplishments boost your self-confidence just as youre about to consider a potentially rewarding, although possibly risky, career move. BORN THIS WEEK: Your love of the arts is equaled only by your strong sense of justice. People can depend on you to always try to do whats right. On March 24, 1603, after 44 years of rule, Queen Elizabeth I of England dies, and King James VI of Scotland ascends to the throne, uniting England and Scotland under a single British monarch. Queen Elizabeth I passed into history as one of Englands greatest monarchs. On March 23, 1839, the initials O.K. are first published in The Boston Morning Post. Meant as an abbreviation for oll correct, a popular slang misspelling of all correct at the time, OK steadily made its way into the everyday speech of Americans. On March 22, 1908, Louis LAmour, the author of scores of bestselling Western novels, is born in Jamestown, N.D. After returning from World War II, LAmour began writing short stories and novels. His big break came when a novel he wrote at the age of 46 became the basis for the popular John Wayne movie Hondo. On March 19, 1916, the First Aero Squadron flies a support mission for the 7,000 U.S. troops who had invaded Mexico on President Woodrow Wilsons orders to capture Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa dead or alive. On March 18, 1937, nearly 300 students in Texas are killed by an explosion of natural gas at their school. Eleven oil and natural-gas derricks stood in the schoolyard as a means of saving the school money. The blast killed most victims instantly and was felt 40 miles away. On March 20, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson sends a telegram to Gov. George Wallace of Alabama in which he agrees to send federal troops to supervise a planned civil-rights march in Wallaces home state. Earlier that month, civil-rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. had led two attempts to march to Montgomery. On March 21, 1980, President Jimmy Carter informs a group of U.S. athletes that, in response to the December 1979 Soviet incursion into Afghanistan, the United States would boycott the 1980 Olympics in Moscow. It marked the first and only time that the United States has boycotted the Olympics. President Harry Truman was once told there were ghosts in the White House. His response? Im sure theyre here, and Im not half so alarmed at meeting up with any of them as I am at having to meet the live nuts I have to see every day. Pet food is the third most profitable item for supermarkets, following meat and fresh produce. The warmest parts of your body are your eyes and nose, while the coldest parts (unsurprisingly) are your fingers and toes. In the African country of Zaire, more than 200 different languages are spoken. It was more than 30 years ago, in 1982, that a man in suburban Los Angeles tied 24 weather balloons to his lawn chair in an attempt to fly. A pretty successful attempt, too -he made it to 16,000 feet, alarming air traffic controllers and pilots in the process. Those who study such things say that the rate of divorce increases during the winter months. The Baltimore Orioles had a pretty bad season in 1988. After the team lost its first 10 games, Bob Rivers, a deejay at Baltimore radio station WIYY, announced that he would stay on the air until the home team won a game. He kept his word, sleeping only between songs, for 10 days. When the Orioles finally defeated the Chicago White Sox, Rivers played Im Free by The Who, and finally left. Queen termites can live for up to 100 years. When respondents to a survey are guaranteed that the results will be anonymous, fully 40 percent of the people admit to cheating on their taxes. When two men in business always agree, one of them is unnecessary. -William Wrigley, Jr. THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY33 THE RIVER MARCH 15, 2013DID YOU KNOW 1. GEOGRAPHY: Where are the Cape Verde islands? 2. U.S. PRESIDENTS: How many presidents have won Nobel Peace Prize? 3. ANATOMY: Where is the sacrum in the human body? 4. LANGUAGE: What is meant by the term fifth column? 5. HISTORY: In what year did the American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations merge into the AFL-CIO? 6. MILITARY: What is the moral code of the Japanese samurai? 7. GAMES: What kind of game is Millipede? 8. FOOD & DRINK: What is arrowroot powder used for? 9. MUSIC: What were the first names of the Allman Brothers? 10. THEATER: Who wrote the play The Iceman Cometh TRIVIA TEST 1. Off the coast of West Africa 2. Four -Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama 3. At the base of the spine 4. Enemy sympathizers who might give aid to an invader 5. 1955 6. Bushido 7. Arcade game 8. A thickening agent 9. Duane and Gregg 10. Eugene ONeill ANSWERS SPORTS QUIZ 1. Who was the last Texas Rangers pitcher before Yu Darvish in 2012 to have five straight starts of at least seven strikeouts? 2. In 2012, Carlos Beltran became the eighth member of the career 300 steals/300 homers club. Name four of the first seven to do it. 3. Coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady have made five Super Bowl appearances together. Name three coach/QB pairs to have made four trips. 4. When was the last time before 2012 that Creighton won an NCAA mens basketball tournament game? 5. How many times was Montreals Steve Shutt on a Stanley Cup-winning team? 6. Who was the last American soccer player before Abby Wambach in 2012 to win the FIFA womens World Player of the Year award? 7. Who was the first boxer to have been featured on a Wheaties box?1. Bobby Witt, in 1987. 2. Barry Bonds, Bobby Bonds, Andre Dawson, Steve Finley, Willie Mays, Alex Rodriguez and Reggie Sanders. 3. Tom Landry and Roger Staubach, Marv Levy and Jim Kelly, and Chuck Noll and Terry Bradshaw. 4. It was 2002, when the Bluejays beat Florida. 5. Five. 6. Mia Hamm, in 2002. 7. Muhammad Ali. ANSWERS


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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 SERVERS ASSISTANT SERVERS LINE COOKIL Tesoro Ristorante, 751 tarpon Bay Rd. Sanibel Now hiring; Servers, Assistant Servers and Line cook Email resumes to: iltesoro@me.com or ll out applications between 11-2 daily.NS 1/18 NC TFN CUSTOMER SERVICE 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 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 WANTED TO BUYCASH PAID FOR MILITARY ITEMSCash Paid For Old Military Items. Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets, old guns, awards & more. Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280 RS 3/15 CC 5/31 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 FOR SALEKing Size Mattress/Set-Simmons Beautyrest Plush. $175, Twin Lexington Headboards (2). $100, Large Green/Gold Metal Framed Beveled Mirror-Sanibel Antiques 66Hx44W $200, All Excellent Condition. OBO 472-4823.NS 3/15 CC 3/15 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 HUGE GARAGE SALEFri. Sat. March 15-16, 8 A.M. 926 Lindgren Bl. Sanibel 8 Families Lots Of Great Stuff Furniture, Jewelry, Clothes, Dishes, Books, Purses,Misc. This Is A Big Sale.NS 3/15 CC 3/15 ANNUAL RENTAL SANIBELUF/fully appl newly remodeled 3bd/2ba home, 2 car garage screened pool/spa/lanai 1 mi to causeway & beach New kit/granite Fenced yd NON-SMOKING NO PETS Avail 4-1, $2,000/mo + util. Quiet dead-end street (315) 405-6684NS 3/15 CC 3/22 HELP WANTED


SUDOKUTo play Sudoku: Complete the grid so that every row, column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 through 9 (the same number cannot appear more than once in a row, column or 3x3 box.) There is no guessing and no math involved, just logic.answer on page 35 If you would like your club/organization listed in The River Calling Card, phone 415-7732Emergency .........................................................................................911 Lee County Sheriffs Of ce ........................................................477-1200 Florida Marine Patrol ................................................................332-6966 Florida Highway Patrol ..............................................................278-7100 Poison Control ................................................................1-800-282-3171HealthPark Medical Center .......................................1-800-936-5321Ft. Myers Chamber of Commerce .............................................332-3624 Foundation for Quality Childcare ..............................................425-2685 Ft. Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce ..................................454-7500 Fort Myers Beach Library .........................................................463-9691 Lakes Regional Library ............................................................533-4000 Lee County Chamber of Commerce ..........................................931-0931 Post Of ce .....................................................................1-800-275-8777 Visitor & Convention Bureau .....................................................338-3500 ARTS Alliance for the Arts ..................................................................939-2787 Art of the Olympians Museum & Gallery ...................................332-5055 Arts For ACT Gallery & Studio ..................................................337-5050 Art League Of Fort Myers .........................................................275-3970 Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall ......................................481-4849 BIG ARTS ................................................................................395-0900 Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre ............................................... 278-4422 Cultural Park Theatre ................................................................772-5862 Edison Festival of Light .............................................................334-2999 Florida Repertory Theatre at the Arcade ..................................332-4488 Florida West Arts ......................................................................948-4427 Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers.......................................472-0168 Gulf Coast Symphony ...............................................................489-1800 Harmony Chorus, Charles Sutter, Pres .....................................481-8059 Naples Philharmonic ...........................................................239-5971111 The Schoolhouse Theater .........................................................472-6862 S.W. Florida Symphony .............................................................418-0996 Theatre Conspiracy ..................................................................936-3239 Young Artists Awards ................................................................574-9321CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONSAngel Flight ................................................................1-877-4AN-ANGEL Animal Refuge Center ...............................................................731-3535 American Business Women Association ...................................357-6755 Audubon of SWFL .....................................................................339-8046 Audubon Society .......................................................................472-3156 Caloosahatchee Chapter DAR ..................................................482-1366 Caloosahatchee Folk Society ...................................................321-4620 Cape Chorale Barbershop Chorus .................................1-855-425-3631 Cape Coral Stamp Club ............................................................542-9153 duPont Company Retirees .......................................................454-1083 Edison Porcelain Artists ............................................................415-2484 Ft Myers UDC Chapter 2614 (United Daughters of the Confederacy ..................................728-3743 Friendship Force Of SW FL ......................................................561-9164 The Horticulture and Tea Society .............................................472-8334 Horticultural Society .................................................................472-6940 Lee County Genealogical Society .............................................549-9625 Lee Trust for Historic Preservation ...........................................939-7278 NARFE(National Active & Retired Federal Employees .............482-6713 Navy Seabees Veterans of America ..........................................731-1901 Paradise Iowa Club of SWFL ....................................................667-1354 Sons of Confederate Veterans ..................................................332-2408 Southwest Florida Fencing Academy ........................................939-1338 Southwest Florida Music Association ........................................561-2118 Kiwanis Clubs: Fort Myers Beach.................................................765-4254 or 454-8090 Fort Myers Edison .....................................................................694-1056 Fort Myers South ......................................................................691-1405 Gateway to the Islands..............................................................415-3100 Iona-McGregor..........................................................................482-0869Lions Clubs:Fort Myers Beach......................................................................463-9738 Fort Myers High Noon ...............................................................466-4228 Estero/South Fort Myers ...........................................................898-1921 Notre Dame Club of Lee County .............................................. 768-0417 POLO Club of Lee County.........................................................477-4906 Rotary Club of Fort Myers .........................................................332-8158 Sanibel-Captiva Orchid Society ................................................472-6940 United Way of Lee County ........................................................433-2000 United Way 211 Helpline (24 hour) .................................211 or 433-3900AREA ATTRACTIONSBailey-Matthews Shell Museum ................................................395-2233 Burroughs Home ......................................................................337-9505 Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium ........................................275-3435 Edison & Ford Winter Estates ...................................................334-3614 Fort Myers Skate Park ..............................................................321-7558 Imaginarium Hands-On Museum & Aquarium ............................321-7420 JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge ................................472-1100 Koreshan State Historic Site ..............................................239-992-0311 Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center .......................765-8101 Skatium ......................................................................................321-7510 Southwest Florida Museum of History ......................................321-7430 True Tours .................................................................................945-0405 THE RIVER MARCH 15, 201338 CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED LOG ONTO: IslandSunNews.comCLICK ONPLACE CLASSIFIED HELP WANTED HELP WANTEDVOLUNTEERS NEEDEDVolunteers needed for the After School Program which runs Mon.-Th, 2:30 3:15 pm call Linda Reynolds 472-1617 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 ATTENTION 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


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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 SOUTH SEAS BAYSIDE VILLAS #5144For the early risers...enjoy the sunrise across the Sound. This end location offers additional side windows for the panoramic view. For the boaters...relax and enjoy the sailboats or other types pass by. For the naturalist...enjoy the enormous types of birds scoop up their last feeding. For the fisherman...abundance of fish with dolphin and manatee sightings! This 1 Bedroom, 2 Bath villa recently renovated with new living room furnishings, flat panel tvs, freshly painted and more. South Seas Island Resort offers a quiet refuge with secluded luxury, exclusive amenities, and abundant nature. Offered for $339,500 Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632 I-302Wonderful views of the Gulf of Mexico from this finely appointed condominium, recently re-done and tastefully furnished, this 1 bedroom, 1 bath condo features new kitchen with solid surface counter tops, raised panel cabinetry, crown molding and up lighting. Featuring diagonal tile flooring in the kitchen, living room/dining room, tiled hallway and baths, double sliding glass doors lead to the large breezy lanai. Offered for $489,000 Contact Brian Murty at 239/565-1272 THE SANCTUARYThis is the opportunity you have been looking for! 7300 sq. ft. living area! Originally sold in 2006 for $4.7M, and, after extensive negotiations with the lender, now offered for $2,464,000. On The Sanctuarys signature # 4 fairway with expansive views of The Bay, this magnificent home features 5 bedrooms 5 baths, chefs kitchen, library, butlers pantry, 800 bottle walk-in wine cellar, family room with large bar/ entertaining area, elevator, master retreat area plus fitness room. Real plaster moldings, marble & hard wood flooring, custom built-in bookcases. Expansive veranda with summer kitchen overlooks pool & spa. Offered for $2,464,000. Contact Toby Tolp 239/848-0433, Steve Harrell 239/565-1277 or Kasey Harrell 239/850-7602 Visit our newest of ce location at Sundial Beach Resort 1451 Middle Gulf Drive 239/472-1478Serving the Islands Since 1975 JONATHAN HARBOUR BAY FRONT BUILDING SITEThis lot has a great dock system with a lift and deep water, electric and water on dock. 140 feet of water frontage and only 10 minutes by water to the Gulf. Private gated community with pool, tennis, and clubhouse. Custom blueprints available for a home if purchaser is interested. Offered for $625,000 Contact Ralph or Cathy Galietti 239/826-5897 or 239/828-5807 SOUTH SEAS TENNIS VILLASComfort, convenience, and a serene sense of inspired living in a Resort Community. Outside in the Tennis Villa community is an abundance of well maintained, matured, and manicured grounds offering a private community pool, sun-deck, bbq area and more.#3110Quaint corner 1 bedroom/1 bath unit overlooking lush gardens and courtyard. West Indies-style dcor, fully furnished turn-key villa located within the Southern Enclave of South Seas Island Resort. Extra side windows in dining area for additional light. Walking distance to beaches, Village of Captiva, restaurants and much more. South Seas Island Resort amenities offered with a club membership. Offered for $275,000. Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632.#3139Every aspect of the interior is designed to enhance the island experience. The entry level offers a private guest bedroom and bath, a great room that encompasses an open floor plan with sliding glass doors in living and side window in dining area in this end villa. The privacy of the master bedroom with en-suite bath is located on the upper level overlooking an enclave of sunlight through the picture window. Offered for $405,000. Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632.THIS IS THE OPPORTUNITY YOUVE BEEN LOOKING FOR!Magnificent lake front home with stunning sunset views. Tropical landscaping leads you through the gated courtyard to this beautifully furnished 4 bedrooms plus den, 4 + 2 half baths home. With over 3900 sq. ft., this lovely home features endless designer details including high ceilings with crown molding, marble & wood flooring, private entrance guest suite, great room with fireplace and built-ins. Gourmet kitchen with custom cabinets, breakfast nook, prep island w/ wine cooler. Expansive lanai with custom pool, stone waterfall spa, and panoramic views of the lake and 18th fairway. Exterior cast stone detailing plus hurricane windows. Offered for $1,345,000 Contact Toby Tolp 239/8480433, Steve Harrell 239/565-1277 or Kasey Harrell 239/850-7602 WEST GULF DRIVE HOUSE LOT PACKAGEWHAT AN AWESOME LOCATION! On West Gulf Drive, this quiet and tropical home site is directly across from the beach access. This home/lot package is a great opportunity to build your dream home on the very prestigious West Gulf Drive with a very short walk to the beach. Offered for $1,195,000. Contact Ken Colter 239/851-1357 or Bob Berning 239/699-9597. SUNSET CAPTIVASunset Captiva is a wonderful village in the heart of quaint downtown Captiva. Fantastic dining, live music on every corner, wonderful shopping, boating and water sports are all only a very short stroll yet privacy abounds in this unusually spacious 2 bed/2 bath bayfront condo in a 10 unit building. Ever changing bayfront views, deepwater direct access docks, oversized pool, 2 tennis courts, clubhouse, picnic areas and private beach access. It is easy to say this listing has it all but the Sunset Captiva Gulf to Bay Homeowners truly do. Stroll or golfcart (allowed in the Captiva Village) to a very fun, relaxing, tropical lifestyle. Offered for $869,000 Contact Loretta Geiger 239/980-2298. THE DUNESThis well appointed home features bamboo flooring throughout, 10 foot ceilings, crown molding, large master bedroom suite offering privacy with large closets, vanities, large jacuzzi soaking tub and more thoughtful touches. There is a large den and two guest bedrooms. Open up the French doors to the screened-in porch and go for a swim. The enclosed garage is large enough to store several automobiles with lots of storage. This home is beautiful and built to code. Offered for $849,000 Contact Connie Walters Ms Listr 239/841-4540 or Tracy Walters Mr. Listr 239/994-7975 WATERFRONT OASISThis home is well appointed from the gourmet kitchen to the coffered ceilings and mouldings. The master bedroom is a serene retreat with a reading area, fireplace, steam room and jetted spa, enormous walk-in closet. The billiard room could double as a media room and opens to a bar and dining area. The study/piano room features custom wood built-ins and could also serve as a 4th bedroom for guests. All bedrooms are spacious with large closets. The dock features a 10K lb. boat lift and the custom pool offers a rock waterfall and jetted spa. This home also comes with automatic storm shutters and is in compliance with all wind codes. Offered for $920,000. Contact Debra Hobbs 239/565-0549STYLE & SOPHISTICATION An exquisite property cascading across 102 ft Gulf front & adding to this vision is the grassy lawn anchored with trees. Distributed over three levels, this well organized custom design clearly defines entertainment indoors & outdoors. On entering the residence the decorative foyer leads past the sweeping staircase into open, yet intimate living spaces with soaring ceilings, sculpture floor covering, and a versatile floor plan to create a feeling & experience unsurpassed in taste & refinement. Serene pool, spa, gulf breezes & idyllic lifestyle promise the most rejuvenating moments. Offered for $5,850,000. Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632 THE RIVER MARCH 15, 201340