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FREETake Me Home VOL. 12, NO. 11 MARCH 22, 2013From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com 10th Annual Young Artists Awards GalaOn March 11, the 10th annual Young Artists Awards Gala was held at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre in Fort Myers. Thirty-three students from throughout Southwest Florida performed and were recognized for their accomplishments in the performing arts with awards and scholarships before a sold-out audience. The not-for-profit Young Artists Awards program continues to expand in its 10th year of operation. On three full auditions days in January, six panels of 56 professionals and educators in the performing arts from throughout the nation adjudicated hundreds of registered auditions in dance, drama, instrumental music, classical voice and contemporary voice/ musical theater. The best of performing arts students from throughout Southwest Florida participated in the largest independent performing arts competition held in Lee County. continued on page 4 Pictured from left, Katherine Boren, Mayor Randy Henderson, Anne Douglas, Noelle Aparte, Scott Brooker, Kevin Seto, Sarah Nelso n, Lauren Davis, Pedro Alfredo and Che Sanchez Lois Firehouse Flame Out BBQ FundraiserOn Sunday, March 24 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Nervous Nellies Crazy Waterfront Eatery in Fort Myers Beach is hosting a fundraiser for the Lee County Fire Marshals & Inspectors Association. Live musical entertainment will be provided by Scott Allan, aka The Island Doctor, High Tide and national headliners The Dweebs. There will be a live sprinkler demonstration at noon. Nellies is roasting three whole pigs Hawaiin luau-style at a cost of $8 per plate. Drinks specials are available all day upstairs at Uglys Waterside Bar, the place where everyone gets prettier. All proceeds from the days event go to the Lee County Fire Marshals Association to help with programs like installing fire prevention equipment in Habitat For Humanity homes. Nervous Nellies Crazy Waterfront Eatery and Uglys Waterfront Bar are located at 1131 First Street, Fort Myers Beach in the historic Baywalk district. Parking for patrons is free whether you arrive by car or boat. 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. Florida Wiener Dog Derby The 4th annual Florida Wiener Dog Derby will be held on Saturday, March 23 at the Lee Civic Center in North Fort Myers. Pre-race ceremonies begin at 10:45 a.m. and the races commence at 11 a.m. This will be a fun-filled family day with vendors, dog demonstrations, entertainment and activities. A new event, the Wiener Wannabe Race, will be debuted. All leashed dogs are welcome. There is no fee for admission, however, a $6 parking fee is imposed by Lee County. Race registration is available online at www.floridawienerdogderby.com. continued on page 4Easter Egg HuntPre-school through fifth grade children are invited to the Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by Estero United Methodist Church on Saturday, March 23, beginning at 10 a.m. Hundreds of brightly colored plastic eggs will be strewn around the church grounds. All eggs get turned in for a goodie bag of candy. Nonchocolate candy bags will be available on request. There will be only one area for egg gathering. Times will be staggered to enable parents of more than one child to see all of them participate. The schedule is: Pre-K, 10:10 a.m.; K-1st, 10:40 a.m.; 2nd-3rd, 11:10 a.m.; 4th-5th, 11:40 a.m.continued on page 4Tourism On The Rise In Januaryby Anne MitchellIn January, The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel had a 65.5 percent hotel occupancy rate, a 10.4 percent increase compared to 59.3 percent in January 2012, according to Smith Travel Research. RevPAR (revenue per average room) increased 17.5 percent during the same period, from $68.01 a night to $79.90. Also in January, 755,232 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport, an increase of 7.2 percent compared to January 2012. The traffic leader in January was Delta with 161,665 passengers traveling in and out. Rounding out the top five airlines were AirTran (107,800), JetBlue (79,686), Southwest (75,587), and US Airways (74,181). The Lee County Board of Commissioners recently named Colleen DePasquale and Jeff Webb as new continued on page 4

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Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now: Changes On Mainby Gerri ReavesThis historic eastward view captures a parade as it travels the slightly curving stretch of Main Street from Jackson to Monroe about 90 years ago. A photographer probably took this photo from the roof of the Southern Express Company near the northwest corner of Main and Monroe. That small building was adjacent to the Atlantic Coast Line (ACL) Railroad depot facing Monroe. Fronting the parade is the Fort Myers Concert Band (foreground), followed by a Boy Scout troop flanking a car decorated with palm fronds. Look closely and youll see the double railroad tracks that the last members of the band have just marched over. The band has just passed the Lee County Courthouse (right), almost hidden by large oak trees, and the balconied Hotel Kenmore (left), which was located where Hotel Indigo now stands. Evidence suggests that the historic photo was taken between 1922 and 1925. Grand Central Hotel, visible in the distance on the southwest corner at Jackson, opened in 1922, after Main was extended through to Jackson for that project. Two factors date the photo to pre-1925. In 1925, Garrett Street was renamed Broadway and extended through to First Street. However, in the historic photo, Garrett dead-ends at Main. Also, the 1925 Colquitt Building on the northwest corner at todays Broadway does not exist. Despite major changes over the last nine decades, this view maintains a surprising balance of then and now in both the natural and built landscape. From the late 19-teens into the early 1920s, Main quickly transformed from a mix of residential and commercial to almost all commercial (except for a few second-story apartments). By the time the 1920s boom got under way, modest private homes had vanished from the block between Broadway and Hendry, as had boarding houses like the Florida House and Hotel Kentucky. Today, the Main Street corridor is a solid wall of structures on the left, alleviated by some softening urban foliage on the right just as it was 90 years ago. Now, the imposing Federal Courthouse (left) and historic county courthouse (right) anchor opposing corners at Main and Monroe, suitably representing present and past. The recent streetscaping project has endowed the Main-Monroe intersection with clear crosswalks of recycled historic bricks and vintage-style lighting -a pleasing balance at one of downtowns oldest and busiest intersections, where automobiles, pedestrians, steam engines, horses and ox carts once crossed paths. Walk to Main and Monroe, look east, and imagine a time when parades marched past private homes toward the bustling ACL depot. Then take a short walk to the Southwest Florida Museum of History to see exhibits that capture the era. For information, call 321-7430 or go to www.museumofhistory.org. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Be sure to visit one of the areas best research centers, the Southwest Florida Historical Society, where you can see more parade photos. 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 and The Story of Fort Myers by Karl H. Grismer. A parade marches west at Main and Monroe in the early 1920s. The band has just passed over the double railroad tracks that once ran down Monroe to the packing plant on the river courtesy of Southwest Florida Historical Society Today, the large trees gracing the historic Lee County Courthouses still dominate the eastward view from Main and Monroe photo by Gerri ReavesTHE RIVER MARCH 22, 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

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3 THE RIVER MARCH 22, 2013 Fort Myers Public Art The Fate Of A Siren, Part Iby Tom HallIn 1959, Fort Myers resident Evelyn Rea bequeathed an 1880 white marble sculpture to the Fort Myers Public Library. Its name is Lorelei, and shes the embodiment of a distraught young German maiden who threw herself into the Rhine in despair over a feckless lover and was transformed into a siren whose music has lured mariners to their death ever since. At first, the library stored the statue under a staircase, but after she was cleaned for Fort Myers High Schools 1961 senior prom at the Exhibition Hall, the library proudly displayed her in a landscaping bed outside their front entry. And there she lounged without incident until the evening of October 29, 1997. Thats the date one or more vandals ravaged the maiden, decapitating the poor girl and breaking off her left elbow and two of the toes on her left foot in the process. Restoring the statue to her former glory has been discussed periodically over the ensuing 16 years, and Fort Myers resident Jim Butler, who borrowed Lorelei on behalf of the prom committee all those years ago, even donated $1,000 to the citys public art fund in an effort to nudge the city into undertaking the sculptures restoration. But frankly, the technology to create a replica of the missing head did not exist until a couple of years ago when researchers at Florida Atlantic University developed a computer algorithm that is capable of creating 3D models of faces based on 2D images. We can [now] employ digital processes to replicate and replace the missing components such as the elbow and head, notes Joe Riche of Demiurge Designs, a design/build fabricator located in Denver, Colorado. We can 3D laser scan or produce 3D data maps from photographs of the missing components and their connections to the main sculpture, Riche explains. This digital information can then be used to mill replacement parts out of the same marble from the same quarry, creating a virtually seamless connection between the existing sculpture and the new parts. But even if the sculpture can now be restored, should it be? And by whom? And whether Lorelei is restored or not, where should she go once the Fort Myers-Lee County Library moves from Central Avenue to its new 40,000-squarefoot location on Richmond Street and Royal Palm Avenue? The 133-year-old sirens fate hangs in the balance, and theres little question but that Lorelei will be on everyones minds and lips in the coming weeks and months. 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. Lorelei in the garden of Evelyn Rhea Lorelei as she looks today Lazy Flamingo, Inc. 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THE RIVER MARCH 22, 20134 From page 1Young Artists Award GalaThe winners named included: Contemporary Voice/Musical Theatre Ages 8-12: Mary Grace Epps, Oasis Middle School Ages 13-16: Noelle Aparte, North Fort Myers High School Ages 17-21: Halie Boling, Cypress Lake High School Overall Category Winner: Noelle Aparte, North Fort Myers High School Classical Voice Ages 13-16: Peyton Davis, Cypress Lake High School Ages 17-21: Lauren Davis, Stetson University Overall Category Winner: Lauren Davis, Stetson University Drama Ages 13-16 (Tie): Jordan Pilant, Fort Myers High School, Tom Short, Cypress Lake High School Ages 17-21: Scott Brooker, Community School of Naples Overall Category Winner: Scott Brooker, Community School of Naples Instrumental Music Ages 13-16: Christian Dimaculangan, Lehigh Senior High School Ages 17-21: Pedro Alfredo Che Sanchez, Florida Gulf Coast University Overall Category Winner: Pedro Alfredo Che Sanchez, Florida Gulf Coast University Dance Ages 8-14: Andrea Damiami, Saint Francis Xavier Ages 15-21: Sarah Nelson, North Fort Myers High School Overall Category Winner: Sarah Nelson, North Fort Myers High School Audience Choice and Judges Overall Event Winner: Kevin Seto, Florida Gulf Coast University For more information, visit www.youngartistsawards.org. From page 1Tourismmembers of the Lee County Tourist Development Council. DePasquale is the executive director of the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce. Webb owns and operates the Hampton Inn & Suites Fort Myers. The tourism council is an advisory board to the county commission and works to promote business in the off-season. From page 1Easter Egg HuntSelect eggs will contain a prize-winning slip for a plush toy animal. There will also be two bounce houses and a giant slide. Church volunteers will provide, at no cost, hot dogs, lemonade and water. Estero United Methodist Church is at 8088 Lords Way, one block south of Broadway Avenue East and Route 41. Free parking is provided. For more information, call 992-5516. From page 1Weiner Dog DerbyProspective vendors and sponsors may also go to www.floridawienerdogderby. com for more information or contact Donna Ellis at donna@floridawienerdogderby.com. The Florida Wiener Dog Derby, Inc. is a non-profit organization devoted to the support of local animal welfare organizations. Jordan Pilant and Tom Short From left, Patricia Bell, Brian and Rebecca Hamman and Cello Bennett WINE, DINE & RELAX 12984 S. C l eve l an d Ave., F ort M yers w ww. b rattasristorante.com nl ine Reservations Avai l a bl e 239 -4 33 -444 9 O n Serving American & Italian Cuisine Open 4pm Daily live entertainment & n m & m FIND U S Leg of Lamb Glazed Baked Ham JOIN US FOR EASTER SUNDAYRESERVE NOW Full Menu Available OnlineBrunch/Dinner Buffet All Day 10:30am-7pm$23.99 per personLive Entertainment Nightly/View Monthly schedule online 5 250 S. Tamiami Trail, #109, Fort M y ers 33908 15 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

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5 THE RIVER MARCH 22, 2013 Democratic Womens ClubThe Democratic Womens Club of Lee County is welcoming as its April speaker Nan Rich, former State Senator and announced candidate for Governor of Florida. The club will meet at the Hilton Garden Inn in Fort Myers on Saturday, April 13 at 10:30 a.m. Rich was first elected to the Florida State Senate in 2004 after serving in the House of Representatives from 2000-04. She served as leader of the Senate Democratic Caucus from 201012 and was term-limited in November 2012. Prior to her election, she was the National President of the National Council of Jewish Women. Senator Rich is widely recognized as one of Floridas leading champions of childrens and social justice issues. She served on numerous Senate committees including Health and Human Services Appropriations as Vice Chair; Children, Families, and Elder Affairs, Vice Chair; Regulated Industries; Reapportionment, Environmental Preservation and Conversation; and the Joint Legislative Budget Committee. The DWC is growing and outreach efforts are under way for Florida registered Democrats to join the club. The public is welcome to attend the DWC meeting beginning at 10:30 a.m. to hear Senator Richs remarks. To attend an optional lunch (at a charge of $18), to be served following the meeting, make reservations by contacting Dr. Pat Fish at fishpatricia@yahoo.com or call 466-8381. The Democratic Womens Club of Lee County is a member of the DWC of Florida. It works year-round to organize the Democratic voters of Lee County, Florida. The DWC of Lee County brings together in common purpose all Democratic Women of Lee County, although men are members as well. The DWC strives to stimulate interest in civic affairs, encourage good citizenship and educate the public on questions of public interest. The DWC encourages the active participation of Democratic voters, seeks to increase Democratic voter registration and supports qualified Democratic candidates for public office. 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. League Of Women Voters Annual MeetingAttorney James L. OLeary will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the League of Women Voters on Saturday, April 6 at the Hilton Garden Inn of Fort Myers. Registration begins at 8:45 a.m., followed by breakfast at 9 a.m., the guest speaker at 9:30 a.m. and the LWV annual member meeting at 11 a.m. OLeary will talk about recent U.S. Supreme Court cases of interest to the League of Women Voters, including the Affordable Care Act, Citizens United and the Voters Rights Act. OLeary is a civil trial attorney practicing personal injury law. The mission of his law practice is to advance the public health, safety and welfare. He is a recent president of the Rotary Club of Bonita Springs, guest law professor at Florida Gulf Coast University, furthering law related education in the State of Florida, and Justice Teaching volunteer at Bonita Springs Middle School. He is a strong believer in personal development, goal setting and continuing education and promotes these values when speaking with students by enthusiastically encouraging them to follow their dreams, focus on education, and pursue excellence in their work. The Hilton Garden Inn is located at 12601 University Drive in Fort Myers, at the northeast corner of Summerlin and College Parkway. To make reservations, call 462-3444 or email carolbf@centurylink.net by April 2. Cost is $15 per person for breakfast. Student rates are available. The meeting is open to League members and the interested public. For more information, contact Sandy Frank at 415-7654. James L. OLeary II Complete Do-It Yourself B oa t P a rt s St o r e L i fe Ves t $ 6 9 5 Marin e B atter y $ 6 8 A dd iti o n al L oca ti o n s : 1156 N. Tamiami Trail in North Fort M y er s C all 997-577 7 2397 Davis Blvd in Na p le s C all 79 3 -580 0 H ou r s: 8am -5:30pm Mon-Sat 6 g al F ue l Tank $ 3 8 B ilge 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 Read us online at IslandSunNews.com

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THE RIVER MARCH 22, 20136 Ribbon Cutting At Food PantryOn March 9, the Harlem Heights Improvement Association in South Fort Myers held a ribbon cutting ceremony to open the expansion of their food pantry. The pantry has been expanded from 400 square feet to encompass 2,400 square feet. It will be operated as a Choice Food Pantry, which allows clients to choose food for their families in lieu of being handed a bag of food. Fr. Joe Clifford and Fr. Pat Boyhan from St. Columbkille Catholic Church, Rev. Dr. John Adler from Iona Hope Episcopal Church and Pastor Mobley from Mount Pleasant Baptist Church gave blessings for the people who come to the pantry, those who volunteer, the donors, the board members, the Harlem Heights community and the building. Duera Mae Everett who died in November 2012 and was one of the origianl founders of the Harlem Heights Improvement Association was also honored. DJ Domingo provided music and lunch was prepared and served by community residents and other volunteers. There were approximatly 250 people in attendance. The food pantry is in need of ongoing support to sustain the progress we have made. If you are interested in helping financially, by volunteering or having food collections, contact Miriam Ortiz at 4378122 or harlemheightsia@gmail.com. NARFE MeetingThe NARFE (National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association), South Lee County Chapter #1263, will meet on Thursday, March 21 at 11:30 a.m. at Famous Daves Barbeque, 12148 South Cleveland Avenue in Fort Myers. For additional information, call 482-6713. Ribbon cutting ceremony at the Harlem Heights Improvement Associations food panty Hortoons Angels Among Us 5K WalkThe 5th annual Cape Harbour fundraiser Angels Among Us 5K Walk will be held on Saturday, April 6 at The Pavilion at Cape Harbour. Proceeds go to support brain tumor research at the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke Medical Center. Many businesses in the Cape Coral community have helped make each year more successful than the year before. Last year, the fundraiser contributed over $25,000 to the Duke Medical Center. Over 43,000 men, women and children are diagnosed with brain tumors each year. However, progress is being made. The money helps with faculty recruitment, purchase of equipment, new glioma treatments for children and adults, vaccines that prolong life and a focus on brain tumor genetics. The fundraiser on April 6 begins at 8:30 a.m. at The Pavilion at Cape Harbour. There is a $25 entrance fee (or $30 at the door). The fee includes a continental breakfast, 5K Walk, silent auction, lunch and a T-shirt. Make checks payable to Duke University 13BT and drop-off or mail to Maggie Robison at 5820 Harbour Preserve Circle, Cape Coral, FL 33914. For more information, call 549-5640 or email dsimaggie@aol.com. Tropical Plant SaleThe Caloosa Rare Fruit Exchange will have a plant sale on Saturday, April 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the rear of Terry Park, 3406 Palm Beach Blvd. (Route 80), west of I-75 at Exit 141. Come to see and taste all the local lesser known tropical plants grown in this area. For more information, call 543-9910. Program For PreschoolersAttention, mothers. You can have three hours for yourself and we will take care of your children. The Lee County Parks & Recreation Moms Morning Out program will take place on Friday, May 10, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. It will include games inside, play time, short movies, snacks, playground, arts & crafts and a fun time with music. There is a $10 registration fee. Ages: 3 to 5 years old. Potty training is required. The Alva Community Center address is 21471 N. River Road, Alva. For more information visit www. leeparks.org or call Sandra at 7282882. Our email address is press@RiverWeekly.com

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7 THE RIVER MARCH 22, 2013 Art Bazaar Scholarship Fundraiser Each spring, the artists at the Fort Myers Beach Art Association gather artwork they have been working on at paint-outs, paint-ins, workshops and classes and put it out for sale at the annual art bazaar. Proceeds from this annual event go directly to the scholarships given each April to seniors from the local high school art programs who are going on to study art at the college or university level. A student show will be held at the gallery from April 11 to 17 with a reception on April 14 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. to award the winners. This year, the annual art bazaar will be held at Santini Marina Plaza on March 24 from 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. in the corridors adjacent to the stores. Both framed and unframed artwork will be available. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday. For more information call 463-3909 or go to www.fortmyersbeachart. com. The art association is on the corner of Donora and Shellmound, east at the blinking light on Estero and Donora. Susanne Brown and her art photo by G.Buelow Sons Of Confederate Veterans Meeting On March 23The Major W.M. Footman Camp #1950 Sons of Confederate Veterans will meet at noon on Saturday, March 23 at the Smoke N Pit BBQ, 1641 N. Tamiami Trail in North Fort Myers. The guest speaker will be Dr. Ted Childress and the program will focus on 1863: The Turning Point. An optional lunch starts at 11 a.m.The public is invited to attend. For further information, call Robert Gates at 332-2408. Confederate soldiers RIV ER 1131 1st St., Ft. Myers Beach www.nervousnellies.net GPS COORDINATES: FREE MARINA DOCKAGE with Dock Attendants Assistance10% 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. 29, 2013 Happy Hour All Day, Everyday with Live music to o! Snacks in Between 11am-10pmMAKE NELLI ES YOUREASTER DAY TRADITION! CALL AHEAD SEATING AVAILABLE!

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THE RIVER MARCH 22, 20138 Along The RiverOn Friday, March 22, Vinos Picasso is offering two fun sessions for experienced and inspiring artists. From 3 to 5 p.m., create your own Birds of Paradise painting to decorate your Florida home. Later the same evening from 7 to 9 p.m., the gallery is offering a Bluefish night session with celebrity artist Leoma Lovegrove. Add a little something different to your collection with a gorgeous painting (on a 12 x 16 canvas) made famous by one of the areas most famous artist. Ten percent of the proceeds of the night session goes toward Matlacha Islands Chamber of Commerce Public Art Project. Support local art while having a great time. Reservations are required. Vinos Picasso is not an art school and do not pretend to be. Most sessions are for adults to meet and drive their artistic expression with a great drink and good friends. Ninety percent of its clients have never painted before so be not afraid! Adult groups are supplied with the paint (acrylic), palette, brushes, canvas, apron and even corkscrews for opening wine bottles. The friendly staff will set up and cleanup, too. Participants only need to worry about bringing their own wine/beer or buying something unique from Vinos Picassos bar and leaving with a new masterpiece. Vinos Picasso is located at 15250 South Tamiami Trail, #109, Fort Myers. Call 288-6953 or go to www.vinospicasso.com for a calendar of events On Saturday, March 23 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., celebrate India Fest at Fort Myers High School. The outdoor event provides the local community with an opportunity to be exposed to all things Indian, including food, dance, music, handicrafts and clothing from various regions within India. Fort Myers High School is located at 2635 Cortez Boulevard, Fort Myers. For more information, call 470-7024. Looking for a family-fun project? On Wednesday, March 27, 4,000 eggs will be stuffed in preparation the Greater Fort Beach Area Chamber of Commerces annual Easter Egg Hunt on March 30. The egg-stuffing party is in the Recreation Room of the Red Coconut RV Resort, 3001 Estero Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach. A call has been put out for small candies (no chocolate) suitable for stuffing in the eggs. They may be dropped off at the Red Coconut prior to March 27. In addition to the Easter Egg Hunt, the chamber is offering an Easter coloring contest. Coloring sheets are available at the chamber office and will be distributed at the Beach Elementary School. Prizes will be awarded in five age groups: three and under, four to five, six to seven, eight to 10 and 11 to 12. The entry deadline for submitting the coloring sheets to the Chamber is Monday, March 25. The Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce is located at 17200 San Carlos Boulevard. Call 454-7500 or go to www.chamber.fortmyersbeach.org. Speaking of Fort Myers Beach, did you know that the Fort Myers Beach shrimping fleet is the largest commercial fishing fleet in the Gulf of Mexico? Shrimping, known as Pink Gold, contributes millions of dollars to our economy. On Wednesdays, the Ostego Bay Foundations Marine Science Center offers tours of San Carlos Islands commercial fishing fleet. The three hour guided tour starts at 9 a.m. It includes a one-and-a-half hour guided visit at the museum which contains a touch tank, a hands-on beach area and several aquariums and exhibits. The tour continues with a visit to several commercial fishing industry businesses. See how the boats are unloaded, the trawl doors are build, the shrimp nets are hand-sewn, the seafood is processed, and other important factors used in this unique million dollar industry. It is a memorable experience for the entire family. The cost for the tour is $15 per adult and $10 for children 7 years of age and older. Reservations are required. Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center located at 718 Fishermans Wharf on San Carlos Island in Fort Myers Beach. Call 765-8101 or go to www.ostegobay. org. Matlacha artist Leoma Lovegrove with Vinos Picasso owner Mercedes Price Harry The Fort Myers Beach Chamber is holding an egg coloring contest for kids of all ages Please visit our River Weekly News online advertisers at www.islandsunnews.com. You can click through to their Web sites for more information about real estate, shopping, restaurants and services. Just click on the logos surrounding the front page. 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 239-472-1447Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email press@riverweekly.com

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9 THE RIVER MARCH 22, 2013 Flamingo Flocking FundraiserPink flamingos will be taking up residence on local lawns throughout April in support of autism services. Adonis Autism Assistance Foundations annual Flamingo Flocking fundraiser surprises residents and businesses with flocks of plastic pink flamingos on their lawns. It costs $30 to flock someone in Lee County with 15 flamingos. Double flocks of 30 flamingos and super flocks of 60 flamingos are available for $50 and $100. Once flocked, recipients can make a suggested donation to have the birds sent to another lawn, or elect to keep them on their lawn until they migrate on their own in 48 hours. Adonis Autism Assistance Foundation (AAAF) is a volunteer-run organization that raises the funds to offer grants for autism-related expenses for children and adults in Southwest Florida. Grants include the Richard and Maureen Bashaw Grant for autism-related services and the Andrew D. McBride Grant for autism-related services for music, dance or equine therapy. Flamingo Flocking is our signature fundraiser and our grants help enhance the quality of life for children and adults on the autism spectrum, said Beth Bashaw Cameron, Vice President of AAAF and the sister of an adult with autism. We raised nearly $7,000 during last years fundraiser, but we receive more than $40,000 in grant requests each year. Families are struggling to provide summer camp, recreation, respite and therapy for their loved ones. Jamie Callas 5-year-old son, Tyler, was a recipient of an Andrew McBride grant. Receiving this grant allows our son to enjoy horseback riding through Naples Equestrian Challenge, said Calla. We have seen a significant improvement in his muscle tone, motor skills and ability to focus since he began riding. It would have been very difficult for us to be able to participate without the Adonis Autism Assistance Foundation grant. Sponsorships and volunteer flockers are also needed. For more information or to participate, call the Pink Flamingo hotline at 671-5387 or visit www.adonisautism.org. Flamingo Flocking Americas Boating Course The San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron will be offer Americas Boating Course on Saturday, April 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This course is recognized by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators. The state of Florida recently passed legislation requiring anyone born after January 1, 1988 to have passed a safe boating course and obtain a Boating Safety Education ID card, which is valid for life, in order to operate a boat with more than 10 HP. Each student will receive a card/ certificate from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission upon completion of the class. The course consists of two sessions on consecutive Saturdays. The second session will be on Saturday, April 13, also from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Topics covered include hull design, docking, anchoring, handling boating emergencies, reading channel markers and many other topics to make each boating experience safer and more enjoyable. Successful completion of this course entitles the boater to six months free membership in a United States Power Squadron. The cost of the course is $40 with a $20 cost for a second person sharing the instruction materials. The course 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). Students can register online at www. scbps.com or call 466-4040. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com FINAL REDUCTIONS ... CLOSING MARCH 30THGOING OUT OF BUSINESS SALEAfter 33 years on Sanibel Island, Fran and Ron are retiring.All Major Credit Cards and Layaways Accepted Discounts Off Original Retail/Suggested Retail PricesNOTHING HELD BACK! ARTISANS OF FINE455 PERIWINKLE WAYSANIBEL ISLAND 239.472.5544MONDAY-SATURDAY 10:00AM-5:00PM SUNDAY 11:00AM-4:00PM 70 70 % Last Chance to save up toOFFRETAIL PRICES ON SELECTED MERCHANDISENO REASONABLE OFFER REFUSEDALL FIXTURES, CASES AND LIGHTS MUST GO!

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THE RIVER MARCH 22, 201310 Easter Sunrise Service At City Of Palms ParkCongregations from throughout Southwest Florida will gather at City of Palms Park in downtown Fort Myers on Easter Sunday, March 31 to worship and to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Doors open at 5:30 a.m. for the Easter Sunrise service, which begins at 6:30 a.m. There is no admission for the service or for parking at City of Palms Park (former Red Sox stadium). Free coffee and pastries also will be served both before and after the service. The inspirational message will be delivered by The Rev. Arlene Jackson of Grace United Methodist Church, Fort Myers Central Campus. Ministers from a dozen area churches participated in the planning of this years annual Easter Sunrise service, which has become a tradition in Fort Myers. Supporting the program will be Rev. Gary E. Cox of First Christian Church, Rev. Jeff DeYoe of Covenant Presbyterian Church, Rev. David Pleasant of Elevation Ministries, Rev. John Q. Daugherty of First Baptist Church of Fort Myers, Rev. Paul deJong of First Presbyterian Church of Fort Myers, Rev. Chris McNeill s of First United Methodist Church, Rev. Dr. William Glover of Mount Hermon Ministries, Rev. Philip D. Read, II, SSC, of St. Lukes Episcopal Church, Rev. Dr. Israel Suarez of Templo Cristiano El Buen Samaritano, and Rev. Douglas Kelchner of Thomas A. Edison Congregational Church. Additional churches are encouraged to bring their congregations to the service as well, according to organizers. The Community Easter Sunrise Service has been a tradition since the 1950s and has moved over the years from the Fort Myers High School Stadium to Centennial Park to City of Palms Park. This is the 20th year that the service has been conducted at City of Palms Park. Last year, more than 3,000 people attended the service. We welcome and encourage everyone to join us on Easter Sunday for this community-wide worship service, said Rev. Cox, who is the chairman of this years planning committee. We have room for 7,000 people at City of Palms Park and wed like to pack the place with people who wish to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Music will be provided by Vocal Artistry with Conductor Joseph Caulkins, an outreach of First Baptist Church of Fort Myers, along with music from a praise team. The service will be interdenominational. Rev. Jackson is the pastor of the Fort Myers Central Campus of Grace United Methodist Church, where she has served for nearly four years. Prior to that, she served several pastoral positions at Grace United Methodist Church, Cape Coral Campus. Prior to ministry, Rev. Jackson worked in the legal field. Born in New York, Rev. Jackson has lived in many places across the U.S., including Dallas and Los Angeles County. Her seminary education is ongoing at Duke Divinity School in Raleigh Durham, North Carolina. I love people in recovery from hurts, habits and hang-ups and those who are struggling with life issues because I have been sober and growing in 12-step recovery groups for 27 years, Rev. Jackson said. My ministry is shaped by my personal experience in recovery. Rev. Jackson and her husband, Chris, have five children and live in Fort Myers. For more information about the Community Easter Sunrise Service, call 334-0316 or visit www.cityofpalmssunrise.org. The Rev. Arlene Jackson Israel Fest To Be Held On April 21The Jewish Federation of Lee & Charlotte Counties celebrates Yom Haatzmaut (Israeli Independence Day and the countrys 65th birthday) with the cultural celebration known as Israel Fest. Israel Fest will be held on Sunday, April 21 from 12:30 to 4 p.m. on the Jewish Federation campus, located at 9701 Commerce Center Court in Fort Myers, just across Summerlin Blvd. from Health Park Hospital. Admission to Israel Fest costs $2 per person. Childrens amusements and food may be purchased for an additional cost. This years Israel Fest features musical entertainment by BMI Award-winning and Grammy nominated songwriter, producer and cantorial soloist Lawrence Dermer along with his band, Third House Rising. Other entertainment includes Israeli folk dancing by The Shalom Dancers, belly dancing performances and a DJ spinning Israels hottest pop music. There will be a wide array of Israeli delicacies offered, including authentic falafel, a hummus bar, Israeli couscous, Israeli salads, an Israeli wine tasting station and traditional Jewish desserts. For those with less adventurous palates, cheese pizza and fudge in flavors that offer an American salute to Israel; milk and honey and citrus, will also be available. Sun Harvest citrus juices will also be available, as citrus is a major agricultural industry in Israel. Childrens activities include an inflatable slide and inflatable obstacle course, an arts and crafts station, a story time station featuring Jewish childrens books offered through PJ Library, (PJ Library provides subscriptions for free books and music delivered monthly to children from newborn to 8 years old), a petting zoo, a mock archaeological dig, face painting and an Israeli flag-making art contest open to elementary-aged children will be judged and awards will be given from the stage at Israel Fest. Dead Sea skin care products, Judaica and Kabbalah jewelry will also be available for purchase. Yom Haatzmaut centers around the declaration of the establishment of the state of Israel by the Jewish leadership, led by future Prime Minister David BenGurion on May 14, 1948. This was declared eight hours before the end of the British Mandate of Palestine, which was due to finish on May 15, 1948. The new state was quickly recognized by the Soviet Union, the United States and many other countries, but not by the surrounding Arab states, which marched with their troops into the area of the former British Mandate. The Jewish Federation of Lee and Charlotte Counties was incorporated in Southwest Florida in 1985. It provides and supports philanthropic, educational and social service programs that promote Jewish values such as benevolence, repairing the world and taking responsibility for one another in order to enrich the Jewish community locally, in Israel and throughout the world. For additional information, visit www. jewishfederationlcc.org, call 481-4449 ext. 3 or email amypadilla@jfedlcc.org.

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11 THE RIVER MARCH 22, 2013 Golden Halo Awards Tickets On Sale NowThe Christian Chamber of Southwest Florida is proud to host their signature event, the 7th annual Golden Halo Awards, on Saturday, April 20 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Pelican Preserve Country Clubs Osprey Room, located at 9802 Pelican Preserve Blvd. in Fort Myers. Tickets are available for purchase at the Christian Chamber office or can be purchased online at www.hischamber.org. The Golden Halo Vision is to Inspire Christian teachers through recognition of excellence and the Mission is To produce an annual award and first-class ceremony to recognize and reward superior teachers in Christian education. Applications are being received from Lee, Charlotte and Collier county Christian schools. Nominations are broken into three levels: Kindergarten to 5th grade, 6th to 8th grade and 9th to 12th grade. All applications are reviewed by the Golden Halo nomination committee. The field is narrowed to four finalists for each of the three levels. Surprise classroom visits are coordinated with the school administration to announce the 12 finalists with the teachers and their students. With the 12 finalists in attendance at the event on April 20, the three winners will be announced and presented with a custom crafted pin donated by the Diamond District. The Christian Chamber thanks the Golden Halo Sponsors Diamond Sponsor The Diamond District, Silver Sponsors Northwest Mutual/The Glenn Black Group, Rice Contracting, Naples Daily News, Bronze Sponsors Busey Bank and Ameriprise Financial. and TV Media Partners NBC-2 and WRXY-TV. 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. Diane Bish To Perform On Easter Sunday At Shell Point The Village Church at Shell Point Retirement Community welcomes virtuoso organist Diane Bish on Easter Sunday, March 31 at 6:15 p.m. as the next concert in the 2012-13 Season of Praise Concert Series. This series of inspirational performances, sacred music and gospel songs brings the finest music and musicians into the heart of our church and community where it may be enjoyed by all. Bish is the most visible and influential classical organist performing today. She has displayed her dazzling virtuosity and unique showmanship the world over to international acclaim, and her performances have been hailed by critics as stunning, fiery and astonishing. Bish is well known for her television program, The Joy of Music, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. It will be a very special privilege on Easter Sunday to host organist Diane Bish, particularly in light of the milestone anniversary of her television program, The Joy of Music, said Pastor Randy Woods, minister of worship and music for The Village Church. She has performed at Shell Point in the past, and the audiences loved her music. No doubt this concert will be exceptional. Tickets are now on sale and are $10 each. To purchase tickets online, go to www. shellpoint.org/seasonofpraise. To receive additional information about the concert series, call 454-2147. The Village Church at Shell Point is a ministry of The Christian and Missionary Alliance and serves a congregation of more than 600 people. The Village Church is located near the entrance to the Island at Shell Point. Diane Bish We Proudly Brew 2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, Fl 33957 Ph: 239.472.0606 www.SanibelIslandCow.com 395 7 7 P P P P P h h h h: h: 2 2 2 2 2 39 39 39 39 4 4 72 0606wwwSanibelIslandCowcom aij amandasislandjewelswww. .com amandasislandjewelsAmandas Island JewelsAvailable Here & Onlinewww.AmandasIslandJewels.com Tropical Outdoor Patio Seating Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow with our Famous Stone Crabs1/2 lb & 1 lb. quantities Appetizers & Full Dinners Best Prices On The Planet Fun "new" Moo Wear for all ages Come Try our Come Try our NEW NEW Cowlicious Cowlicious Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials Sanibels Most Award Winning RestaurantServing Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week. Snacks In-between Live Music! Outdoor Seating LIVE LIVE MUSIC MUSIC s s Always Fresh ...Always! ways! w w Always Fresh ...Always Fun! Servin A ..Always

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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 22, 201312

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13 THE RIVER MARCH 22, 2013 From page 12Churches/TemplesTHE CHABAD LUBAVITCH OF SW FLORIDA ORTHODOX 5620 Winkler Road, Fort Myers Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz 433-7708, E-mail: rabbi@chabadswf.org Web site: www.chabadswf.org Services: Friday 6:30 p.m.; Saturday Kabbalah class 9 a.m.; Shacharit 10 a.m.; Kiddush at noon Minyan: Monday and Thursday 7 a.m. THE NEW CHURCH The New Church of SWFL is located 10811 Sunset Plaza Circ. #401, behind Zoomers. Rev. Gabriella Cahaley officiates worship services on Sundays at 11 a.m. during the season. Other worship events are held on the beach in Fort Myers Beach. See our webpage http://www.newchurchflorida.com/ or call for more information 239-481-5535. CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH 1619 Llewellyn Drive Fort Myers Just off McGregor across from the Edison/ Ford Winter Estates 334-4978 Pastor: Douglas Kelchner Worship times Sundays 9 and 10:30 a.m. Website: www.taecc.com UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH FORT MYERS 13411 Shire Lane (off Daniels Parkway one mile west of I-75) Minister: The Reverend Allison Farnum Sunday services and religious education at 10:30 a.m. For information on all church events call 561-2700 or visit www.uucfm.org. UNITY OF BONITA SPRINGS Family Service 10 to 11 a.m. Healing Circle 11 a.m. Hospitality and Fellowship, 11 a.m. Inspiring lesson, uplifting and dynamic music, meditation in a loving environment. Service held at 28285 Imperial Street, Bonita Springs. Call 947-3100. UNITY OF FORT MYERS 11120 Ranchette Road, Fort Myers Winter services: Sundays at 9:15 and 11 a.m. Childrens class at 11 a.m. Reverend Jim Rosemergy, minister. Our God is Love; our Race is Human; our Religion is Oneness. www.unityoffortmyers.org or 239-278-1511 WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 9065 Ligon Court, Fort Myers, across from HealthPark Hospital, 481-2125 Senior Pastor: Robert Brunson Sunday Service: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 11 a.m. Blended Worship www.westminsterfortmyers.org WORD OF LIFE CHURCH 2120 Collier Ave, Fort Myers, 274-8881; Services: Sunday 10 a.m.; Wednesday 7 p.m. Bishop Gaspar and Michele Anastasi ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH 7401 Winkler Road, Fort Myers, 481-4040, Interim Pastor Jim Eggert Pastor Peter Weeks Sunday Services: 8:30 a.m. Traditional; 10 a.m. Blended Traditional and Contemporary; 11:30 a.m. Contemporary. Childrens Sunday School, Adult /Teen Bible Classes, 10 a.m. 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. Concerts And Conversation Series ConcludesThe Concerts and Conversation Series at Shell Point will offer its final presentation of the season on Tuesday, March 28 at 7 p.m. with Douglas Renfroe, bass baritone, and Joy Bowe, pianist. This event allows participants to enjoy a beverage and dessert reception with the performers after the concert. Tickets for this concert are $25 each. Renfroe is a nationally acclaimed bass baritone who made his Lincoln Center debut in Schumanns Paradise and Peri and his Carnegie Hall debut in Orffs Carmina Burana. He has specialized in oratorio works and has performed throughout the United States and Europe. His concerts have included Beethovens Ninth Symphony, Brahams Requiem, Medelssohns Elijah and Haydns Lord Nelson Mass. Renfroe has appeared with the Washington Opera and Boston Opera, and he has been a concert recitalist under Columbia Artist management. As a pianist, Bowe has performed extensively throughout the west coast of Florida. Originally from Houston, she has accompanied Renfroe on tour for the past five years. In addition to her accompanying, she is the assistant musical director for Temple Bat Yam on Sanibel and pianist at Beach United Methodist Church on Fort Myers Beach. The residents of Shell Point love the Concerts and Conversation Series because it allows them the exclusive opportunity to mingle with the artist following the performance, said Dawn Boren, director of resident life for Shell Point Retirement Community. We only offer a select number of tickets for each performance, and in the last few years, we decided to open ticket sales to the general public, and it has been a great success. Space is very limited, so tickets and reservations are required to attend this concert, which will be held in the Grand Cypress Room of The Woodlands. To purchase tickets or receive more information, visit www.shellpoint.org/ concerts or call 454-2067. Douglas Renfroe Read us online at IslandSunNews.com

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THE RIVER MARCH 22, 201314 Fishing Is Quickly Reboundingby Capt. Matt MitchellWhat a difference a week can make, with our temperatures finally starting to rebound. Fishing made a major turn for the better and we started to see the first signs that spring is close. Although our water temperature is still 10 degrees lower than where it should be this time of year, its a whole lot better than the almost 20-degree drop we had after our last cold front. Redfish action really picked up as things began to warm up. After catching only small redfish with an occasional mid-slot-sized model for what has seemed like the last month or more, the size and quantity got a whole lot better this week. Redfish were caught on live shrimp and while throwing soft plastic jigs on mangrove shorelines. The big redfish of the week was 29 inches, but the average size was a great improvement over prior weeks, with lots of 20to 25-inch fish. The key to finding and catching these redfish on live bait was to spot a few fish in the sand holes just out from the mangroves. Once I spotted one or two, I would set up and generally within a few minutes, we would catch a couple. After going 10 minutes without a bite, I would then bump down another 50 yards on the same shoreline and try it again. Lots of these same sand holes also held some really good sized trout. Having my clients bounce their live shrimp all the way back to the boat caught trout to 24 inches. These have been much bigger than the ones I have been catching out on the flats, although the average size of the open water trout is slowly starting to increase, too. Trout fishing will get better and better over the next month, with April being one of the better months we have for the larger ones of the species. Sheepshead fishing remained strong this week, with fish up to 19 inches caught both in the passes, on deeper mangrove shorelines and around docks with good tide flow. My preferred method was fishing chunks of shrimp on a 1/4 oz. jig head. Most docks just off the intracoastal held good numbers of fish. Some of these docks are better on an incoming tide while others are better on an outgoing tide. This sheepshead action will really start to slow down in the next few weeks as the water warms up. Sheepshead remained my go-to species this week and are a great way to start a charter off by quickly bending the rods and getting dinner fillets out of the way before moving on to another species. This has been one of the better years I can remember for sheepshead action in recent years, with huge numbers found throughout the sound. It seems just about everywhere you go is loaded up with them. Winter really seemed to start late this year and then just stuck around, it seemed, for so long. Warming temperatures mean that our fishing is finally getting back on track and should only keep improving from here on out.Capt. Matt Mitchell has been fishing local waters since he moved to Sanibel in 1980. He now lives in St. James City and works as a back country fishing guide. If you have comments or questions, email captmattmitchell@aol. com. Send Us Your Fish TalesThe River Weekly would like to hear from anglers about their catches. Send us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of catch, species and weight, and include photographs with identification. Drop them at the River Weekly, 1609 Hendry Street, Suite 15, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, or email to press@riverweekly.com. John Majewski with a 29-inch redfish caught while fishing with Capt. Matt Mitchell this week 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 ce 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 D a v e D oa n e 1 BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island Read us online at IslandSunNews.com

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15 THE RIVER MARCH 22, 2013 Ding Lecture To Focus On Benefits Of Fires At Refuge Ding Darling biologist Jeremy Conrad, along with refuge fire operations and fuel technician Paul Ryan, will talk about Fire: The Secret To A Healthy Eco-System at a special presentation at JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Friday, March 29 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the free Ding Darling Education Center. Conrad started working at Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge on Floridas East Coast as an invasive species biologist in 2008. He got involved in the prescribed fire program, an integral tool for treating invasive species in the Everglades. I was very active in the fire program at Lox, and since 2008 I have traveled around the state of Florida participating in fire training, executing prescribed fires, and combating wildfires, he said. I have been involved in the fire program here at Ding since 2010, when I first started working here. Paul Ryan is the fire dude a forester whose primary job responsibility is managing the fire program here at Ding and supporting the FWS [Fish & Wildlife Service] fire mission throughout the country. Ryan, who has been at the refuge since 1995, travels throughout the country year-round training and fighting fires and is the technical expert for the talk. He will be available for questions after Conrads presentation and will wear some of his fire gear for visitors to see and ask about. The refuge and other public lands conduct prescribed burns not only to eradicate invasive vegetation species, but also importantly to rid forested tracts of undergrowth that can fuel a wildfire and cause property damage. Admission is free to the lecture, which is sponsored by Shell Point Retirement Community and Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS), as part of its 11-week Friday Lecture Series. Seating is limited and available on a first-come basis. Future events are listed below; both include two presentations at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. As usual, Wildlife Drive is closed on Friday, but visitors are welcome to enjoy the free Education Center and the recreational opportunities at Tarpon Bay Explorers, the refuges official concessionaire located at its Tarpon Bay Recreation Area. For more information on the lecture series, call 472-1100 ext. 241 or visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org/lectures. Upcoming Ding Darling Lecture Series Events include: April 5 Amanda Bryant, SCCF biologist, and Jeremy Conrad, refuge biologist Sea Turtles of Sanibel To support DDWS and the refuge with a tax-deductible gift, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org or contact Birgie Vertesch at 292-0566 or director@dingdarlingsociety.org. Paul Ryan discusses fire strategy at a prescribe burn last year at Ding Darling NWR Jeremy Conrad on the job 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 Audubon Ding Darling Bird WalkThe next Sanibel-Captiva Audubon bird walk will be held on Saturday, March 23 at the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel. Participants should meet in the trolley parking lot at 8 a.m. These birdwalks are open to the public and all levels of experience. Refuge entry fees will apply. The Duck Stamp and Federal Senior Pass are accepted. Call Hugh Verry at 395-3798 for more details. Green heron Our email address is press@riverweekly.com

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THE RIVER MARCH 22, 201316 Birding Authors To Sign New Book At Ding March 27Longtime winter residents of Sanibel and nationally acclaimed bird authors and TV personalities Don and Lillian Stokes will make a personal appearance at the Refuge Nature Store in the Ding Darling Education Center on Wednesday, March 27 from 10 a.m. to noon to sign copies of their justreleased Stokes Field Guide To Birds: Eastern Region. The latest in their line of more than 30 photographic birding guides, it along with their new Stokes Field Guide To Birds: Western Region draws on the expertise of their definitive, comprehensive The Stokes Field Guide to the Birds of North America to create portable guides that regional birders can easily use in the field. The Eastern guide features nearly 550 North American bird species and more than 2,000 color photographs by Lillian Stokes. The photographs cover all significant plumages including male, female, summer, winter, immature, morphs, important subspecies and birds in flight. It also provides special help for identifying flying birds through insider clues on behavior, plumage and shape using methods the Stokes pioneered. Those who pre-purchased the Eastern guide after the Stokes lecture at the refuge earlier this month can pick up their pre-signed copies. Others can purchase copies for signing that morning at the Nature Store, proceeds from which support Ding Darling Wildlife SocietyFriends of the Refuge (DDWS) and refuge wildlife. For more information, call 472-1100 ext. 241 or email bookstore@dingdarlingsociety.org. Don and Lillian Stokes with Refuge Nature Store manager Lise Bryant 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. FWC Hosts Youth Event At CapitolVarious reptiles, a law enforcement K-9 and nearly 400 eager students took over the capitol courtyard on March 12. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) provided a glimpse of the Florida outdoors to students and others at the agencys Creating The Next Generation That Cares event in downtown Tallahassee. The courtyard between the old and new Florida capitols was transformed for a few hours, housing a variety of interactive displays to inspire youth to enjoy Floridas natural resources and learn to protect them. We were very excited to host this event as part of our continued commitment to help create the next generation that cares about conservation in Florida, said Nick Wiley, executive director of the FWC. Increasingly, todays children are disconnected from the outdoors. They devote nearly eight hours a day to entertainment media and media multitasking, according to studies, while the number of youth who spend time in traditional outdoor activities continues to decline dramatically. By encouraging young people to participate in fun, exciting and interactive outdoor experiences, Wiley said, we hope they will be motivated to care for the amazing fish and wildlife resources that help fuel Floridas economy. At the event, displays included a touch tank of marine life; an activity to give kids a chance to pretend to be a bear for a little while and search for berries and bugs to eat; and a booth for kids to learn how to cast with a fishing pole. FWC biologists and volunteers helped kids learn the names of bird and animal species that are native to Florida and create bird masks to mimic their favorites, Wiley said. The students got to see a baby alligator and other reptiles and amphibians up close, as an expert stood by to answer their questions. There were even a few of our FWC officers there, Wiley said. They brought some of the specialized vehicles and boats they use to patrol, protect and preserve Floridas woods and waters. One of the FWCs K-9 teams also demonstrated how it helps with different cases. For more information on the FWC and its youth initiatives, visit www.MyFWC. com/Youth or www.FYCCN.org. Pine Warbler w ww.SeabreezeN u rseries.com ( 239 ) 5 60-1422 Whitey or Sooty Mold ? W e can help! A sk about our Season Discount FREE Lan d scape Consu l tation! Visit o u r Website for more d etail s m s, P al m e s, nativ e n s croto n d s, bromelia d e s, buttery bush e re & mu ch m or

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17 THE RIVER MARCH 22, 2013 CROW Case Of The Week Double-Crested Cormorantby Patricia MolloyThe cormorant is a legendary bird due to the fact that it has evolved into a sea bird that prefers freshwater fish. Its name is derived from the Latin for sea crow. They rarely fly far from the shore, preferring inlets, bays and large rivers. Despite spending much time in the water, they do not possess the waterproofing oil of other seabirds (enabling them to dive very deeply for fish) and spend much time drying their feathers, standing ashore or on pilings with their wings expanded. A downed double-crested cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) was found and admitted to CROW earlier this month, likely suffering from brevetoxins (or BTX). The respiratory illness is caused by ingesting the algae responsible for red tide. The patient was very thin and lethargic upon arrival. Dr. Heather Barron, hospital director, immediately ordered injections of subcutaneous fluids, an electrolyte solution that can be given to animals for hydration, twice per day. He is eating well, but he is coughing, which would indicate that the brevetoxicosis is taking a big toll on him as it can greatly affect the respiratory tract, said Dr. Helen Ingraham, DVM intern. Unfortunately, its cough is a dry one, not a productive one. Its lungs are clear which mean the cough is a result of irritation,added Dr. Heather. We have to be careful what medications we use to treat its condition because its liver is already very busy fighting off the brevetoxicosis. After fluid injections, the cormorant is placed in one of the clinics bathtubs to snack on smelt and to swim and stretch its wings, which is great physical therapy. Once the cormorants cough improves and the weather remains warm, Dr. Heather plans to move it to an outdoor enclosure on the property. It often takes weeks or months for young, sick or injured animals to be rehabilitated at the clinic and become strong enough to survive in the wild. You can do your part to help local wildlife by donating items from the clinics wish list: paper towels, Purina ONE Kitten Chow, Purina Puppy Chow (no colored chunks), wild bird seed, bleach, fragrance-free laundry detergent, new or gently used bath and hand towels, red heat lamps (250 watts), garbage bags (42 gallons) and ceramic crocks of all sizes (ramekins, etc.). 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. This beautiful double-crested cormorant, patient #0388, enjoys daily visits in one of the clinics bathtubs. It allows the bird to exercise and keep its feathers clean Food Bank Receives Funds And Food From Dolphins In The PantryFort Myers Beach Yacht Club members donated 197 pounds of food and $2,197.63 to the Harry Chapin Food Bank. Thanks go to Dee Vaigl and Jeannie and Chris Christensen for their efforts in coordinating the collections and to the club members for their generosity. Dolphins in the Pantry is a year-round collection at the Fort Myers Beach Yacht Club meetings and Christmas Party. This year, the club has also pledged to donate the money from the 50/50 raffles held regularly. For additional information about or to contribute financially to the Harry Chapin Food Bank, call 334-7007 or go to www.harrychapinfoodbank.org.

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THE RIVER MARCH 22, 201318 Plant SmartCatbrierby Gerri ReavesThis native vine has a Latin name suggesting a smile, but it might not bring a smile to your face if you encounter its claw-like thorns that give it the common name catbrier (Smilax spp.). But the plant has its uses. On a fence or by a window, the sprawling vine can help deter burglars. Its worth noting, too, that catbrier species provides cover and nesting sites for birds as well as food for wildlife such as birds, deer and black bears. It grows plentifully in natural areas such as woods and pinelands. Many catbrier species are native to Florida. Among the most common are bamboo vine (S. laurifolia), also known as laurel greenbrier, and earleaf greenbrier (S. auriculata). Everglades greenbrier (S. havanensis) is listed as threatened in the State of Florida. Several species are very similar in appearance. Leaf shapes can vary even among a species, and the thorns are not always present either. Both bamboo vine and earleaf greenbrier have somewhat elongated oval or oblong leaves with a mid-vein and two prominent lateral veins, the formers less so. The bases of the leaves are sometimes lobed. Both produce greenish white flowers in spring on a stalked umbrel, or cluster which resembles an umbrella because the branches radiate from the same point. Both species produce blue-black berries in fall. Catbrier climbs and clings with tendrils. If eradication is desired, all of the underground tubers should be removed, or the plant will return. But if you appreciate this hardy native, cultivate it with seeds or cuttings. The edible new growth of earleaf greenbrier is said to taste like asparagus. The Seminole Indians used the flour made from the roots in various foods. Sources: The Guide to Florida Wildflowers by Walter Kingsley Taylor, Native Florida Plants by Robert G. Haehle and Joan Brookwell, The Shrubs and Woody Vines of Florida by Gil Nelson, Everglades Wildflowers by Roger L. Hammer, sfrc.ufl.edu, and Floridata.com. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. The fruit is a food source for birds and other wildlife Thickets of catbrier provide cover and nesting sites for birds Several species of catbrier are native to Florida. Leaf shapes vary from oblong, oval and even elongated heart-shape, pictured here photos by Gerri Reaves Caring For Your PlantsSooty Moldby Justen DobbsHave you been noticing any black residue on your palm trees, gumbo limbo, ficus or shrubs? This nasty stuff resembles black soot like you would find in a fireplace and is technically called sooty mold. Despite the common name, it is not really mold, but instead mostly dirt. This dirt collects on leaves and fronds when they get coated with a sap-like residue from pest infestation. The latest pest to hit Southwest Florida is the Rugose Spiraling Whitefly (Aleurodicus rugioperculatus), which made its here from Columbia. As this whitefly and other pests set up their nests on the bottom of leaves, they secrete this gooey sap which falls on the plants, mulch, concrete or street below and then gathers the black dirt from the air. This can lead to heavy stains, damage to plants and even the death of any plants that are unlucky enough to be growing underneath. Firstly, dont simply cut off infected fronds or leaves. The trees depend on their leaves to photosynthesize and also manage water transpiration. This will simply hurt the tree or plant and cause further damage (not to mention it makes them look funny). Instead, you will need to get the trees infested with whitefly or other pest treated. Again, it is often the trees or canopy above that the whiteflies nest in, not the bushes below that show the sooty mold. This is a by-product of the pest infestation. Most pest control companies will either spray the leaves (which is a temporary solution) or treat the roots or trunk of the tree with a systemic insecticide. A systemic insecticide works much like a flu vaccine in that it works its way into the bloodstream of the plant in a matter of weeks, which renders the tree unlivable for whitefly, scale, mealy bug, and any other pests that can cause damage. As a general rule, pests used to target trees that were weak or unhealthy because their immune systems were down. However, these new species of whitefly will attack the healthiest palms and trees with no regard for the damage they cause. Sooty mold can be removed with a hose that has an attachment on the end that allows you to spray a strong, direct stream of water. You may have to wash your trees a few times, but the sooty mold will eventually come off with water. Power-washers can be effective, too, but make sure you arent damaging the trees leaves, or better yet, hire a professional to do the washing for you. It is also OK to add a small amount of organic liquid soap to your water solution to help the cleaning process. Remember, you have to treat the infested tree and then begin washing off the flys webs and sooty mold. If you dont treat the tree, the flies will return as soon as you finish washing the old ones off. If you would like to have your trees treated by a professional, you can Google whitefly treatment or sooty mold to find a local pest control company that can help. Dobbs is a landscape architect in south Florida specializing in custom, upscale landscapes. He can be reached at seabreezenurseries@gmail.com. Sooty mold on a coconut palm frond Sooty mold on our native sea grape

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19 THE RIVER MARCH 22, 2013 Ding Darling And Doc Fords Tarpon Tournament Educates And ConservesThe Ding Darling Wildlife Society Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) and Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille have teamed up again for a second year to host a tarpon competition termed a catch, release, and care tournament on Saturday, May 4. Saltwater fishing has a nearly $5.5 billion economic impact in the state of Florida, according to the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, said DDWS President John McCabe. Thats huge, and we feel it is part of our mission to step up to educate the fishing population about responsible sportsmanship. We are working together with Doc Fords and other partners to promote the sport of tarpon fishing in Southwest Florida and the importance of understanding and appreciating the amazing tarpon, so that future generations will have the opportunity to bow to the Silver King decades from now. Again this year, New York Times bestselling Doc Ford murder-mystery series novelist Randy Wayne White will be participating in the Ding Darling and Doc Fords Tarpon Tournament. The inaugural tournament brought a day of great action and getting together with a lot of local fishermen I havent seen in a while, said White, a former area fishing guide. Im really looking forward to doing it again this year. The Ding Darling tournament demonstrates mindful fishing in many ways. First of all, it forgoes harmful weigh-in practices that require bringing the fish back to the starting point. It works within an honor system by declaring winners from photos taken on-board. Furthermore, the rules do not allow a controversial fishing practice called jig fishing, and the tournament committee assigns extra points for anglers who perform a DNA scrub on their catches. As part of the FWCs Tarpon Genetic Recapture Study, the scrub sampling helps scientists track tarpon and educate the public. Professional, field-based data collection is costly, making it difficult to obtain the large number of DNA scrubs needed to study tarpon effectively. Anglers in this tournament are encouraged to become citizen scientists and obtain scrubs, which are key to getting the number of samples needed to better understand tarpon and learn how to protect them. The final component in the catch, release, and care equation: Proceeds from the tournament directly benefit wildlife conservation efforts at JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, a 6,400-acre complex of protected wetland and marine habitat on Sanibel. Sport fishing is here to stay, and its important that anglers are educated to be better stewards of our waters and its marine life, said DDWS Executive Director Birgie Vertesch. Responsible, sustainable fishing has always been a part of the National Wildlife Refuge Systems mission, and we continue that tradition with this conservation-minded tournament. Tournament entry fee is $500 per boat; only 20 slots remain in a field of 50 boats. One hundred percent of the entry fees is awarded in prize monies to the teams that catch the most tarpon, with event sponsorships and donations going to support the refuge. Doc Fords, with locations on both Sanibel and Fort Myers Beach, believes strongly in supporting the refuge and sport fishing, said co-owner Marty Harrity. Anglers from all over the country participate in this tournament, which sold out last year, he added. Its a real testament to good, honest fishing with a twist of science and conservation. This year, the public is invited to the Silver King for Ding After-Party. Limited tickets are available at $50 for each non-fisherman and includes dinner and a silent auction. For tournament reservations or After-Party tickets, visit www.dingdarlingtarpontourney.org or contact Birgie Vertesch at 292-0566 or director@dingdarlingsociety.org. Tournament sponsors include Title Sponsor: Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille; Presenting Sponsor: Diversified Yacht Services of Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel Bean; Platinum Sponsor: Florida Weekly, Lamar Advertising, Suncoast Beverage; Gold Sponsors: Anisa Stewart Designs, Bella Signs & Designs, Dan Hahn Custom Builders, Holiday Inn of Sanibel, Island Sun, Myers, Brettholtz & Company, PA; Silver Sponsors: Fort Myers Beach Tarpon Hunters Club, Gulf Star Marina, John Grey Painting; Paradise Advertising and Design, R.S. Walsh Landscaping, Sanibel Captiva Daily, Sanibel Island Fishing Club. A large tarpon is pulled alongside a boat Teams pulled hefty tarpon to the surface in the inaugural tournament last year

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THE RIVER MARCH 22, 201320 Arts For ACT Offering Make And Take ClassesA Make It And Take It mixed media workshop for adults will be offered at the Arts for ACT Gallery, featuring memory or muse boxes. Another name for a memory box is prayer, reliquary, alters, muse or wish box. Cherished mementos do not always fit in a scrapbook or album. They are also not visible to friends and family. Come create a memory or muse box at ACT Gallery. This special box will safe guard and hold dear your memories. You can make your box into a hanging assemblage or a freestanding sculpture. ACT Gallery will supply the box and the glue. You will bring in your photos, fabric, memories, keepsakes, embellishments and treasures to assemble. The Memory Box Workshop is being offered for $25 on Saturday, March 30 from 1 to 4 p.m. There must be six students signed up to hold this workshop. Class is limited to 12 students. A Make It And Take It mixed media workshop for adults will be offered at ACT Gallery, featuring Paris Flea Market Crystal Pendants. These pendants made from crystal pendants from old chandeliers use magazine or book pictures and embellishments that inspire you. These will truly be one-of-a-kind pendant art necklaces. ACT Gallery will supply the crystal pendants and glue. You will bring a small image and other embellishments to make your art pendant. The Paris Flea Market Crystal Pendant Workshop is being offered for $20 on Saturday, April 6 from 1 to 3 p.m. There must be six students signed up to hold this workshop. Class is limited to 12 students. Class instructor for the Memory Muse Box and the Paris Flea Market Crystal Pendant workshop will be artist Claudia Goode. Sign up now by calling 3375050, email cgoode@actabuse.com or sign up at the gallery. Arts for ACT Gallery is located at 2265 First Street in Fort Myers. Call 337-5050 or visit www.artsforactgallery. com for more information. Muse Box of Frida Kahlo by Claudia Goode Freida Kahlo Muse Box front by Claudia Goode Paris Flea Market Crystal Pendant for a necklace The Future Of Art Exhibits At AllianceThroughout the month of April, the Alliance for the Arts gallery walls will be covered from floor to ceiling by artwork created by Lee County students. 2013 marks the 21st year the Alliance has partnered with Lee Arts Educators Association (LAEA) to display youth work in a formal exhibit. This annual show features more than forty schools and hundreds of pieces of art. Artwork in a wide variety of mediums by elementary and middle school students will be on display from April 3 to 12, with an opening reception on Wednesday, April 3 from 5 to 7 p.m. Their work will be replaced by high school pieces, with a second opening reception on Wednesday, April 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. Judges will select high school winners in several categories and award a Best In Show. Refreshments for the high school reception will be generously provided by Evans Neighborhood Pizza. The high school work will remain on display until April 27. LAEA is a group of art teachers who work tirelessly to recognize and promote area students that show an interest and aptitude in the visual arts. Artwork by LEAE member teachers will be on display in the Alliance Member Gallery and Foulds Theatre lobby throughout April. Recent studies indicate that kids who are involved in the arts are more likely to be recognized for academic achievement, elected to class office and participate in science and math fairs. The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Davis Art Center April CalendarUpcoming classes and events at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center: Art Walk: Parallel Cultures and Communities: Floridas SeminoleMiccosukee Indians and the Pioneers of Lee County Friday, April 5, 6 to 10 p.m. Event is free to attend. Cotillion Spring Ball Sunday, April 7 Connect Networking Mixer Thursday, April 11 Expand your business and personal relationships. Get to know each other and connect in your community. Event includes raffle prizes, music and mingling. All tickets $5. Dog Wish Monday to Wednesday, April 15 to 17 at 8 p.m. All tickets are $10. Art & Poetry Networking Mixer Thursday, April 18, 8 to 11 p.m. Admission is $5. Music Walk: Pianist & Singer Scott McDonald/Alisha Koyanis Art Teacher, James Stephens International Academy Friday, April 19, 7 to 10 p.m. Event is free to attend. Dancing at the Davis: Latin Dance Party Friday, April 19, 8 p.m. to midnight. Tickets are $5. Endgame Wednesday to Saturday, April 24 to 27, 8 p.m. All tickets are $10. Cotillion Parents Dance Night Sunday, April 28 For more information about any of these events or classes, contact the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center at 3331933. Lee County Band Concert April 7The Lee County Community Band will delight audiences of all ages with Broadway hits, light classical pieces, Dixieland tunes, exuberant marches and more with its last concert of the season on Sunday, April 7 at 3 p.m. at Cape Coral High School. The program features the brass section with Hot Trombone, a lively one-step by Henry Fillmore; and La Virgen de la Macarena, a traditional Spanish song originally written for The Canadian Brass. The lineup also includes Espaa Rhapsody by French composer Emmanuel Chabrier. Originally written for orchestra, this vivacious piece evokes the sights, sounds and dance rhythms Chabrier experienced when he travelled to Spain in 1882; baby boomers and beyond will recognize in it the melody of Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom), the American popular song made famous by Perry Como in 1956. The band also will play Sousas Fairest of the Fair, selections from Gershwins Porgy And Bess; and Beguine Festival, featuring emcee and vocalist Norman Jones. Directed by Richard Bradstreet, the 60 Lee County Community Band members are musicians from all walks of life career musicians, amateurs and folks renewing skills from years past who reside in Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties. Members also currently play in, or have played in, more than 150 orchestras and concert, jazz, circus, military and community bands across the U.S., Canada and other countries. For more information, visit www. leecountyband.org or call Norman Jones at 995-2097. Cape Coral High School is located at 2300 Santa Barbara Boulevard, just north of Veterans Parkway in Cape Coral. English Country DancingLearn the social dances of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries on Tuesdays, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., year round at Wa-ke Hatchee Recreation Center, 16760 Bass Road in Fort Myers. Dress is casual, and flat shoes with non-slip soles are recommended. Partners are not necessary and beginners are welcomed. The atmosphere is family friendly, with live music provided. Lessons are free after a one-time payment of $10, which covers lifetime membership to Wa-Ke Hatchee Recreation Center. For more information, contact Gillian Carney at 603-9828 or email fortmyersdancers@hotmail.com.

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21 THE RIVER MARCH 22, 2013 A Call For Professional Artists And Other Donations For Arts For ACTACT, Inc. needs donations of art from professional and emerging artists for its fine art auction fundraiser and hand-made jewelry. They are also seeking weekend get-a-ways, day spa trips, music, fine wines and fine dining certificates, sports and music memorabilia and more. This gala event benefits our clients, the survivors of domestic violence, human trafficking and sexual assault and their children. Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc., the domestic violence, human trafficking and sexual assault center serving Lee, Hendry and Glades counties, hopes we can count on you to donate to this fine art auction fundraiser, Arts for ACT 2013. ACT is a non-profit agency that provides safe shelter, counseling, a 24-hour hotline, information and referral, forensic examination, advocacy and education. In the past, live auction items have been auctioned off by a guest celebrity auctioneer (past celebrities have included Jesse Metcalfe, Lily Tomlin, Sharon Stone, Meryl Streep, Joan Rivers and Niecy Nash). Artwork may be twoor three-dimensional and of any media. Only original works will be accepted into the live auction. Art must be delivered on or before May 1 to the ACT administrative offices. Silent auction artwork and other items are also being accepted. Artists and donors will receive one free ticket to the art auction for their donation, which will be held on August 10 at Harborside Event Center. They need artists and donors participation to make this auction a success and raise the necessary funds to help our victims of domestic violence, human trafficking and sexual assault. Contact Claudia at 939-2553 or cgoode@actabuse.com with any questions about participating in this event. Forms may be downloaded from www.artsforactfineartauction.com or from www.artsforactgallery.com Click on Portfolio, then click on Artist Art Donation Forms for Arts for ACT 2013. Arts for ACT Gallery is located at 2265 First Street in Fort Myers. Call 337-5050 or visit www.artsforactgallery.com for more information. Joan Rivers auctioning a Robert Rauschenberg piece Arts for ACT Gallery2265 First Street in the River District Fort Myers, FL 33901 www.artsforactgallery.com 239-337-5050presentsFlorida Penn Women Group in the Main GalleryO the Main Gallery Photographer Andrew Miller Primitive Painter Kim Kraft-BecklerOpening Reception: April 5, 2013Meet the Artists 6 pm to 9 pmExhibition continues through April 29, 2013 Cheryl Fausel Honey Costa Dr. Kyra Belan Kim Kraft-BecklerShare your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email press@riverweekly.com

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THE RIVER MARCH 22, 201322 South Floridas Top Talent Winners CrownedSouth Floridas Top Talent Competition, held on March 9 at the Shell Factory and Nature Park in North Fort Myers, announced this years winners. Singers, musicians and dancers performed in front of a live audience and celebrity judges in hope of winning the South Floridas Top Talent title, cash, prizes and promotions. After judges Eric Raddatz, the founder of the Fort Myers Film Festival, and Janeth Castrejon of Telemundo, tallied their scores, winners were announced and presented with certificates and prizes. Fifteen-year-old Makenzie Raye from Tampa wowed the judges and audience when she sang Reba McEntires song Turn On The Radio. She won the title for the under 18 category. Clemencia Colmenares of Cape Coral, competing in the 18 and over category, won the title with her Spanish vocals, singing No Me Queda Mas by Selena. Runner-ups in the competition were 12-year-old Naomi Ingram, who played the piano and sang to Billy Joels Vienna and Ariana Del Castillo, who gave a unique hoop and feather dance performance. We enjoy supporting performing arts in South Florida, stated Connie RamosWilliams of CONRIC PR, Marketing and Publishing. The South Floridas Top Talent competition gives the community an opportunity to show off their talent locally and provides them with an opportunity for regional or national exposure. This is the 4th year the Southwest Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and CONRIC PR, Marketing and Publishing hosted the South Floridas Top Talent Competition. Pam Cronin of the Shell Factory and Nature Park, Telemundo and Nuevos Ecos were this years sponsors. Makenzie Raye of Tampa, winner of South Floridas Top Talent Judges Janeth Castrejon and Eric Raddatz with South Floridas Top Talent runner-up Naomi Ingram Judges Janeth Castrejon and Eric Raddatz with Makenzie Raye, the winnner of South Floridas Top Talent 2013 Judges Janeth Castrejon and Eric Raddatz with Ariana Del Castillo, the runner-up of South Floridas Top Talent Competition 18 and over category Judges Janeth Castrejon and Eric Raddatz with Clemencia Colmenares, the Winner of the South Floridas Top Talent Competition in the 18 and over category Naomi Ingram, Makenzie Raye, Connie Ramos-Williams and Calvin and Sonny Ingram 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

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23 THE RIVER MARCH 22, 2013 Short Film At The Alliance Explores The Mind Of A Troubled ArtistNostos is a short film about a painters final attempts to have his work recognized, and his new level of passion and dedication that nobody could have imagined. The short film will be screened in the Foulds Theatre at the Alliance for the Arts on Saturday, March 23 at 2 p.m. Its director and producer, Jonathan Chekroune, will be on hand to discuss the films inspiration and what it took to get it made. Chekroune, who lives in Miami, funded Nostos with a successful Kickstarter campaign. The event is part of the 2013 Fort Myers Film Festivals more than 20 hours of screenings over four days at multiple venues. Nostos is one of several short films that will be screened at the Alliance on March 23. It will be preceded by The Florida Suite by Melbourne filmmaker Jeff Thompson. The subject of the film is a retired attorney who lives in a modern log cabin in the middle of his 12-acre organic citrus grove, where he spends his days caring for his three dogs, his fruit and his mother, who is suffering from Alzheimers disease. The film also pays tribute to the role that Florida played in the development of composer Frederick Delius, and is completely set to, and named in honor of, his very first symphonic composition: The Florida Suite. Space is limited, so arrive early to guarantee a seat in the Foulds Theatre at the Alliance. Theres a $5 suggested donation at the door. The Fort Myers Film Festival runs March 21 to 24 with screenings at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center and the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. More information is available at www.artinlee.org or www.fortmyersfilmfestival.com. 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. A Powerhouse Production At Gulfshoreby Di SaggauThe Whipping Man, now showing at Gulfshore Playhouse in Naples, is one of those powerful dramas that stays with you long after you leave the theater. The setting is 1865 in a run down plantation home in Richmond, Virginia, just after the Civil War has ended. The windows are shattered and the home is mostly bare, having been stripped of its belongings. A Jewish confederate soldier returns to his home and is reunited with two former slaves. The first act is very intense, which is surely as the playwright Matthew Lopez intended. Caleb (Cody Nickell) runs into his former slave Simon (Johnnie Hobbs, Jr.), who informs him that his leg must be amputated immediately. Another former slave about Calebs age, John (Biko Eisen-Martin), enters the home and helps assist Simon in the amputation. This definitely gets the audiences attention. The play is actually about whether human intimacy between persons of different races can have a real friendship in a world where one man owned another. This is the question at the heart of the play. The three men inhabit the grand old ruin of the home that once housed them, as they try to wrestle with issues of anger and dignity in a world that has exploded around them. The actors are extremely capable and powerful in their roles. Another interesting fact is that the trio shares the Jewish faith. The three celebrate Seder honoring the start of Passover. The very idea of AfricanAmerican slaves identifying as Jews in 1865 makes a dramatic statement. Both Caleb and John harbor deep secrets which are eventually revealed, causing great pain to Simon. The Whipping Man is a fine drama about a moment of change and the impact it has on a trio of Americans, ordinary and yet three of a kind. It shows how years of resentment can boil to the surface and still be subject to uncertainty and decency. The play ends with a dramatic scene youre not likely to forget. Directed by Matt Pfeiffer, The Whipping Man runs through March 30 at Gulfshore Playhouse, in Naples, at the Norris Center. For tickets, visit www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org or call 1-866-8114111. This is a play well worth seeing. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com

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THE RIVER MARCH 22, 201324 Secrets And Lies At Florida Repby Di SaggauOther Desert Cities is experiencing its Southwest Florida premier at Florida Repertory Theatre. This is a thought-provoking, serious and yet humorous play that I highly recommend. The story is set on Christmas Eve at the beautiful desert Palm Springs home of Lyman and Polly Wyeth, played by William McNulty and Carrie Lund. The play is not about the holidays, rather its how a family can be torn apart by those they love. As the play opens, there is laughter a lot of laughter but as the play continues, the laughter gives way to anger and frustration that family members have hung onto for years. When daughter Brooke (Rachel Burtram) announces she has written a tell-all memoir focusing on the apparent suicide of Henry, her older anti-war activist brother, her parents are devastated. Brooke has a history of emotional problems and she thinks her politically conservative parents are to blame for her brothers death. The Wyeths have modeled their lives after the Reagans. Lyman, a former actor turned ambassador, has kept the couple active in Republican politics. Brooke gives her parents and brother a copy of her book to read. Her younger brother Trip (Eric Mendenhall) was too young to remember Henry. Trip cautions his sister on publishing the book. He wants to support her, but he also wants peace within the family. Lyman refuses to read the book but Polly reads enough of it to lash out at Brooke about the consequences that publishing it will have on the family. Aunt Silda (Sara Morsey) is the recovering alcoholic sister of Polly and she has secretly given information to Brooke about her parents to use in the book. She portrays a delightful caustic mix of disdain for her sister and herself. The best lines are given to Morsey, Lund and Mendenhall. They fill the stage with plenty of humor in spite of the serious situation. All the actors are well cast and do a fabulous job with their complicated characters. Lund gives an absolutely stunning performance. Other Desert Cities is an electrifying drama that is incredibly moving. It plays through April 6 at Florida Repertory Theatre, located in the Historic Arcade Theatre on Bay Street between Jackson and Hendry in downtown Fort Myers River District. For tickets, go online to www.floridarep.org or call 332-4480. A Play On Words At Theatre Conspiracyby Di SaggauWords, words, words. There are so many of them in The Liar, now playing at Theatre Conspiracy. Memorizing all these words, plus saying everything in verse and couplets is quite a feat, and the cast has it down pat. I was especially impressed with Daniel Benzing, who plays the lead character Dorante. Having just arrived in Paris in 1643, Dorante is a charming young man with a serious flaw: he always lies. Taylor Murphy Hale plays Cliton, a manservant who cannot tell a lie. I loved the scene where Dorante gives Cliton lying lessons. All the worlds a lie and all the men and women merely liars. Its one of the wittiest scenes. Dorantes lies are brilliant. He uses whatever thought is at hand to say what he wants to say at the moment. The Unimagined life is not worth living, he tells us. Cliton, his servant, says, He minted all those lies. I stand in awe. Well, let us not forget, he continued on page 30 Cast of Other Desert Cities S h en Yun captures t h e spirit o f a ncient China, recalling the g ran d eur o f a cu l ture l ong l ost. e show moves quickly from one story, region, an d d ynasty to t h e next. Down in the valley, ladies of the Y i et h nic group d ance in rain b ow s k irts by the river. In the heavens, celestial f airies trail silken sleeves through the c l ou d s. Resoun d ing d rums awa k en t h e d usty plateaus of the Middle Kingdom. Gor g eous b ac kd rops exten d t h e s ta g e, transportin g the audience to dis t ant lands and eras. 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25 THE RIVER MARCH 22, 2013 Twins GM Terry Ryan Vows A Better Record Or Elseby Ed FrankAfter two consecutive years with the worst record in the American League, Terry Ryan, general manager of the Minnesota Twins, put it bluntly: Weve simply got to get better you cannot put up with that (record) today. A shrewd evaluator of talent the Twins had won six Central Division titles in nine years prior to the 2011 and 2012 freefalls Ryan said there are no shortcuts to restore winning baseball to the Twin Cities. We signed a bunch of players in the off-season, he said, but added that pitching is the key component to success. And the lack of good pitching was the major factor in the 99 and 96 losses suffered by the Twins the last two years. We need pitchers who can take the ball 35 times a year and who can give us 200 innings of work, he said. A team with four or five hurlers who can perform with those numbers will be in the post-season, according to Ryan. If you examine the Twins pitching record last season, where overall they ranked near the bottom of the American League, only one pitcher Scott Diamond came anywhere close to 200 innings, posting a 12-9 record over 173 innings of work. In addition to signing several pitchers in the off-season, Ryan feels that talent in their minor leagues will help in the future. For example, in a trade with Washington, he acquired Alex Meyer, a strapping six-foot, nine-inch right-hander who was the Nationals first-round draft pick in 2011. Kyle Gibson, the Twins first round selection in 2009, is coming off Tommy John surgery and likely will start the season at Triple A Rochester. A solid early season performance there could see a quick call-up to the Major League roster. Ryan signed veteran right-hander Kevin Correia to a two-year, $10 million contract to bolster his starting pitching. He posted solid 12-11 records the last two years for lowly Pittsburgh. Another newcomer is Mike Pelfrey, who prior to season-ending Tommy John surgery last year, was ranked No. 11 among National League right-handers with 132 starts since 2008. A first-round pick by the New York Mets in 2005, Pelfrey had a 47-46 record with the Mets over five seasons. In a trade with Philadelphia, the Twins acquired Vance Worley, a promising righthander who was 17-12 with the Phillies the last two seasons. With improved starting pitching, the Twins should better than a year ago. Catcher Joe Mauer and first baseman Justin Morneau are former American League MVPs. The signing last year of outfielder Josh Willingham provided Minnesota with home run power and defensive prowess. He led the team with 35 home runs and won a 2012 Silver Slugger Award. And catcher-outfielder Ryan Doumit, new to the Twins last year, had 18 homers and a .275 batting average playing in 134 of the 162-game season. Ryan bristled when asked if he would be satisfied with a .500 record this year. Forget all that stuff. We want to win the division, he replied. He pointed out that in 1991, the Twins went from last to first and won the World Series. But he also said that defending American League Champion Detroit will be favored atop the AL Central, particularly with the addition of former Twin Torii Hunter and the return of the injured Victor Martinez. The Twins payroll in 2012 was approximately $90 million but is expected to be lower this year, according to Ryan. He said, however, that added payroll will be available should they become interested in other players as the season progresses. The Minnesota organization leads professional baseball in having 16 players selected to play in the World Baseball Classic. While he relishes the competition the WBC provides on a worldwide basis, naturally he fears the potential of injuries that could occur. For example, New York Yankees All-Star first-baseman Mark Teixeria suffered a partially torn wrist tendon while taking batting practice before a WBC game and faces possible season-ending surgery. Ryan, now in his 15th year as Twins general manager, has earned the reputation as one of the smartest and hardest-working GMs in baseball. Its a good bet he will have restored a competitive and winning Minnesota Twins baseball team in the not-too-distant future. Everblades Close In On Playoff Spot With just six games remaining in the regular season, the Florida Everblades started the week in fourth place in the Eastern Conference of the ECHL after winning two of three hard fought games last weekend from South Carolina. Florida is home again this weekend at Germain Arena facing Cincinnati, a team that already has won their division and clinched a playoff position. The puck drops tonight, Friday, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 7 p.m. Following the weekend series, the Everblades have four regular season games remaining all against Orlando, two at home and two away. Terry Ryan Food Drive At Ball GameCommunity Cooperative Ministries, Inc. (CCMI) will have a food drive as part of the JetBlue Community Corner program on Thursday, March 28 during the Boston Red Sox night game vs. the Minnesota Twins at JetBlue Park. This is the third year the Red Sox have held this day-of-game initiative towards continuing outreach efforts with JetBlue to help raise awareness of and support for local community groups. We are very grateful to JetBlue and the Red Sox for their continued support of helping to feed the hungry in our area, said Tracey Galloway, CEO of CCMI. Many of our winter residents will be packing up and heading back up north soon, and this will be the perfect opportunity to drop off their unused nonperishable food items so those less fortunate will not go hungry. JetBlue is the sponsor of JetBlue Park at Fenway South, the Red Soxs 106-acre Spring Training and Player Development Complex located at 11500 Daniels Parkway in Fort Myers. A different nonprofit organization occupies a kiosk booth just inside the concourse off Fenway South Drive at each home game where its volunteers can distribute information to the 11,000 fans that regularly attend Red Sox Spring Training games. JetBlue strives to be a part of the communities we serve, said Tracy Morgan, airport manager Fort Myers, JetBlue. We have proudly served Lee County for more than 12 years, and we are excited about this partnership which will allow us to encourage Red Sox fans to also become engaged in this great community. Fans are asked to bring nonperishable food items to be dropped of at the community corner kiosk during the March 28 evening game. Gates opens two hours prior to game time. A wish list of items includes cornbread mix, cereal, peanut butter, packaged cookies and snacks, jelly, flavored rice bags and pasta, spaghetti and sauce, macaroni and cheese, Ramen noodles, Vienna sausages, Spam, canned meats, pop-top cans of vegetables, chili, meats and fruit, as well as pet food and nonfood items including handheld can openers, zippered sandwich bags, diapers, bug spray, sun block and travel-size toiletries. Nonperishable food donations can also be made daily to CCMIs Everyday Cafs and Marketplaces located in Fort Myers at 3429 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard or in Cape Coral at 1105 Cultural Park Boulevard. City Of Palms Baseball EventsSpring baseball fans attention might be focused on jetBlue Park and Hammond Stadium, but the City of Palms Park is hosting players, too. Minor League players for the Minnesota Twins organization are working out from 8 a.m. to noon on selected dates through March at the City of Palms, which until 2012 was the spring training home of the Boston Red Sox before the team moved to JetBlue. The public can park and watch for free. During the estimated 15 days the Twins use the City of Palms, 50 to 60 players work out in the stadium and the adjoining practice field as well as the bullpens, batting cages and training room. Its extremely helpful for us to get these players on the field as we simply dont have enough space at the Lee County Sports Complex, said Brian Maloney, Florida Operations Coordinator for the Minnesota Twins. Practice dates are March 22 and 23, with possible additions of March 24, 27 and 28. The City of Palms Park is at 2201 Edison Avenue in Fort Myers.continued on page 28

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THE RIVER MARCH 22, 201326 Community Foundation Stages Spring Legacy Society ReceptionThe officers and trustees of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation held their spring luncheon for Legacy Society members on February 28 at the Forest Country Club in Fort Myers. Guest speaker Dr. Dave Fleming addressed the 100 attendees on how the foundation is living and leading well and impacting our region through the 3D Initiative. The 3D Initiative which stands for Data, Dialogue and Decisions establishes a collaborative network and platform that will allow our region to identify, execute and sustain social transformation. The initiative creates a platform that enables regional efficiencies, the sharing of resources and the open communication needed to make informed decisions that strengthen our nonprofits. Society members include any individual who has established an endowed fund or informed the SWFLCF that, upon his or her passing, an endowed fund will be established. Being a member of the SWFLCF Legacy Society provides opportunities for meeting other supporters of the community foundation and to learn more about the impact of their philanthropy. The SWFLCF is celebrating its 36th year of supporting the communities of Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Glades and Hendry counties by connecting donors and their philanthropic aspirations with evolving community needs. With assets of more than $65 million, the Community Foundation has provided more than $54 million in grants and scholarships to the communities it serves. During its 2012 fiscal year, the SWFLCF granted more than $3 million to more than 100 different organizations supporting education, animal welfare, arts and human services. For more information, call 274-5900 or visit www. floridacommunity.com. Aline Flynn, Carolyn Rogers and Betty Bireley Deborah Breandle and Sarah Owen Barbara Meek, Dawn-Marie Driscoll and Kristine Meek Gloria and John Fassett Scott and Adriana White Philip Loiacano and Crissy Fabian with Jo and Diehl Sluss Tom and Ann Smoot

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Legally-Blind Artist Conducts Interactive Class At Art ExhibitThe Southwest Florida Community Foundation invited legally-blind artist Frieda Van Pelt to conduct a class at its art exhibit open house on March 1. A volunteer instructor at the Lighthouse of SWFL, Van Pelt conducted a live demonstration of how she paints without being able to physically see her canvas. She also encouraged guests to create their own work of art while wearing special goggles that simulate different types of blindness, such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma. The foundation was excited to host this fantastic collaboration between artists, nonprofits and the community, said Sarah Owen, president and CEO of the SWFLCF. Frieda is an inspiration for what can be accomplished by not letting adversity gain control over our skills and personal passions. Two pieces of art also sold during the open house: Oh!, a sculpture by John Merchant and Street Musician Blues, a painting by Ray Randlett. The Community Foundation will hold its final art open house of the season on Friday, April 5 from 4 to 6 p.m., and will feature artists Chris Vernier-Pesce, Judy Usavage, John Merchant and Paula Eckerty. Located in the Community Foundations public spaces at 8771 College Parkway, Building 2, Suite 201 in Fort Myers, the art exhibit includes pieces on loan and for sale from 32 local artists and one organization. These pieces range from photography and carved wood to textiles, fused glass and various sculptures, as well as traditional acrylic, watercolor and medium paintings. The Southwest Florida Community Foundation is celebrating its 36th year of supportingcontinued on page 2827 THE RIVER MARCH 22, 2013 Archie Hayward, Doug MacGregor and Jay Brett Dawn-Marie Driscoll painting Dawn-Marie Driscoll Robert and Marilyn Hedlund Frieda Van Pelt Jacqueline Ehlers and Alex Lago Jacqueline Ehlers in goggles etting the home of your dreams starts with choosing the right remodeler! ur dreams right rem Kitchens Bathrooms Outdoor Entertainment Media Rooms Poo l s/Spas, C l osets, an d Comp l ete Home Remo d e l s L I C # CGC 059261A passion for service and excellence since 1989 ost trusted by absentee homeowners to make dreams come true! Free in-home consultation239.939.5411www.ProgressiveBuilders.com

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THE RIVER MARCH 22, 201328 From page 27Art Exhibitthe communities of Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Glades and Hendry counties by connecting donors and their philanthropic aspirations with evolving community needs. With assets of more than $64 million, the Community Foundation has provided more than $54 million in grants and scholarships to the communities it serves. During its 2012 fiscal year, the SWFLCF granted more than $3 million to more than 100 different organizations supporting education, animal welfare, arts and human services. For more information, call 274-5900 or visit www.floridacommunity.com. Sarah Owen and Doug MacGregor Scott White and Frieda Van Pelt Sarah Owen painting Tom Smoot, Dawn-Marie Driscoll, Doug MacGregor and Gay Thompson Vicki Baker and Jan Faber Financial FocusRetirement, Succession Plans: Must Haves For Business Owners by Jennifer BaseyIf you own a business, you may well follow a do it now philosophy which is, of course, necessary to keep things running smoothly. Still, you also need to think about tomorrow which means youll want to take action on your own retirement and business succession plans. Fortunately, youve got some attractive options in these areas. For example, you could choose a retirement plan that offers at least two key advantages: potential tax-deferred earnings and a wide array of investment options. Plus, some retirement plans allow you to make tax-deductible contributions. In selecting a retirement plan, youll need to consider several factors, including the size of your business and the number of employees. If your business has no full-time employees other than yourself and your spouse, you may consider a Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) plan or an owner-only 401(k), sometimes known as an individual or solo 401(k). Or, if your goal is to contribute as much as possible, you may want to consider an owner-only defined benefit plan. If you have employees, you might want to investigate a SIMPLE IRA or even a 401(k) plan. Your financial advisor, working with plan design professionals and your tax advisor, can help you analyze the options and choose the plan that fits with your combined personal and business goals. Now, lets turn to business succession plans. Ultimately, your choice of a succession plan strategy will depend on many factors, such as the value of your business, your need for the proceeds from the sale of the business for your retirement, your successor, and how well your business can continue without you. If your goal is to keep the business within the family, youll need to consider how much control you wish to retain (and for how long), whether you wish to gift or sell, how you balance your estate among your heirs, and who can reasonably succeed you in running the business. Many succession planning techniques are available, including an outright sale to a third party, a sale to your employees or management (at once or over time), or the transfer of your business within your family through sales or gifts during your life, at your death or any combination thereof. Many succession plans include a buysell agreement. Upon your death, such an agreement could allow a business partner or a key employee to buy the business from your surviving spouse or whoever inherits your business interests. To provide the funds needed for the partner or employee (or even one of your children) to purchase the business, an insurance policy could be purchased. Your estate plan including your will and any living trust should address what happens with the business, in case you still own part or all of it at your death. The best-laid succession plans may go awry if the unexpected occurs. All these business succession options can be complex, so before choosing any of them, you will need to consult with your legal and financial advisors. Whether its selecting a retirement plan or a succession strategy, youll want to take your time and make the choices that are appropriate for your individual situation. You work extremely hard to run your business, so do whatever it takes to help maximize your benefits from it. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jennifer.basey@edwardjones.com. From page 25Baseball EventsFans looking for additional baseball and softball options still can catch part of the 23rd annual Gene Cusic Collegiate Classic, a three-week softball and baseball tournament for Division III schools that runs through March 24. Spectators can watch at five locations in Fort Myers and Cape Coral. The event, coordinated by Lee County Parks & Recreation, offers baseball in two Fort Myers locations: Terry Park, 3410 Palm Beach Blvd., and the Lee County Player Development Complex, 4301 Edison Avenue. Collegiate softball will happen at three locations: Cape Coral Northwest Complex, 1030 N.W. 16th Place; Cape Coral Sports Complex, 1500 Sports Blvd.; and in Fort Myers at the Lee County Sports Complex, 14100 Ben C. Pratt/Six Mile Cypress Parkway, on days when the Twins are not playing there. The Cusic event annually draws about 6,000 hotel room nights and $3.8 million in direct visitor spending. Spectators can park and watch for free. 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29 THE RIVER MARCH 22, 2013 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Readers, Every so often, I come across some reviews of free and/or low cost apps that seem to provide great learning opportunities and instructional activities for children. I have read several reviews lately and would like to share them with you. E-school News has recommended several new apps for children both in elementary grades and in the upper grades as well and can benefit all students, no matter their grade level. Text-to-speech, a feature on most new computers and tablets, is an excellent way for students to increase their reading and writing skills. As we know, some students learn better by listening. Often they can benefit from the text-to-speech feature found on most computers to have certain books or other information read to them. Text-to-speech is also an excellent way for students to edit and proofread their written work. Its amazing what the spoken word reveals even thought one has used a spell and grammar check. I always encourage my students to use this feature before they submit something to me. Unfortunately, there are a few limitations with the builtin text to speech systems on most computers. Typically, they do not provide a seamless reading experience and it is difficult to pause or move around to different parts of a text. A new app that is allowing students to experience a more effective way to access text is Dream Reader Text To Speech. It works with Apple devices including the iPhone, iPad and iPod and offers some customizable features as well. It is recommended for all students, however, it costs $4.99. Two more great math apps both for all students were recommended by e-school news. They are iSolveIt: MathScaled; iSolveIt: MathSquared. These apps are research based and have been developed by CAST, a non-profit research and development organization that works to expand educational opportunities for all individuals through Universal Design For Learning. These two research-based educational games teach essential math reasoning and problem-solving skills. The apps are presented in a puzzle-like format. Some of the skills they address include finding patterns or functions, creating models, working with variables, and making predictions. The puzzles are not tied to any particular curriculum or content, so they can be used at different grade levels and ages. Both of these apps are free and can be found in iTunes. Being able to recognize and respond to facial emotions and cues is key in making friends and developing strong social skills. Some special needs children and other children who have difficulty with social cues often struggle in interpreting these non-verbal messages. Here is one app that teaches children how to recognize facial features and emotions. This app is called Touch And Learn Emotions, its for Apple devices and its free. Kids play by looking at four photos and then touching the photo of a person showing a specific emotion. Selecting which emotions are shown, adding personal photos and determining whether the requested emotion is spoken as well as displayed in writing can customize this app for any unique needs. I think most students could benefit from these apps and I encourage you to explore them with your children. 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. Edison State Receives AwardEdison State College was recently honored with a Fit Friendly Gold Level Award from The American Heart Association. Leslie Amick, senior Heart Walk director for Southwest Florida, presented the Edison State College Board of Trustees with the award on February 26. This achievement recognizes organizations that champion the health of their employees by working to create a culture of physical activity and health in the workplace. We try to offer a supportive and engaging environment, not only for our students, but also for our staff, said Dr. Jeff Allbritten, president, Edison State College. It is quite an honor to receive this award, and we plan to continue with our efforts of offering the best work environment to encourage employees to live a healthy and active lifestyle. The gold level award recognizes organizations that fulfill criteria such as offering employees physical activity support, increasing healthy eating options at work and promoting a wellness culture. Some of the wellness initiatives at Edison include annual wellness fairs, health risk assessments, promoting a tobacco free campus, the Blue Rewards program, discounted gym memberships, walking events, campus maps designating a onemile walking path, on-line nutritional and exercise programs, and working with food services to increase healthy food options. Edison State College President Dr. Jeff Allbritten Edison State Scholarship ApplicationEdison State College scholarships are now available for the 2013-14 school year. Applications will be accepted online through June 1. Edison offers a variety of scholarships based on need, merit and other criteria listed for each opportunity. To receive details on the criteria and how to apply for the Edison State College scholarships, visit www.edison.edu/financialaid/scholarships/apply/index.php. By completing one online scholarship application, students will be considered for all available Edison State College scholarships. We want to encourage students to pursue their professional goals by offering assistance when possible with financial scholarships, said Dr. Christine Davis, Vice President, Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, Edison State College. Edison State College gave out $1.2 million last year in scholarships from Edison State College Foundation to help students get the education they need to be leaders and professionals in our community. In addition to the online scholarship application, students are encouraged to submit the 2013-14 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by the colleges May 1 priority deadline. The application can be found online at www. fafsa.ed.gov and is required to be considered for need-based scholarships, as well as other Federal and State aid. The information contained in the FAFSA will not affect a students eligibility for merit-based scholarships. Celebrating 50 years of excellence, Edison State College is Southwest Floridas largest, most accessible and affordable institution of higher education. Proud to be tobacco-free, Edison State serves more than 24,000 students across five counties and through Edison Online. For more information, visit www.edison. edu.

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THE RIVER MARCH 22, 201330 deaRPharmacistA Laxative That Works At Both Endsby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: I heard you recommend a drug called Lactulose as a laxative, but you said it helped with brain fog, too. How can it work at both ends? JC, Decatur, Illinois Its true, the prescription medication called Lactulose, is a classified as an osmotic laxative which means that it pulls water into the bowel, and it also affects brain function by removing ammonia, a potent neurotoxin which is more common than you think. Mira Lax is another good laxative in this drug category. Lactulose is not naturally occurring like psyllium is, it is synthetic. Lactulose is a non-digestible sugar, which treats both constipation and hepatic encephalopathy. That last one is a complication of liver disease that causes neurological problems by increasing ammonia in the body. Lactulose is tasty, inexpensive and carried by pharmacies. The dosage varies based upon your response, and what youre treating (i.e. constipation or encephalopathy). Start with a low dosage and gradually increase, if needed. A typical dose might be one or two tablespoons by mouth every day, but again, you can go up or down from there, depending on what your doctor says is right for you. Lactulose can cause severe dehydration and depletion of electrolytes which can affect the heart so a trace mineral supplement (taken 60 minutes or more away from the Lactulose) may be needed, especially magnesium which runs the heart. Drink water during the day. Once you take a dose of Lactulose, the sugar molecules (which never get digested, so dont worry if you have diabetes) get broken down by the bacteria that live in the lower part of your gut. Probiotics are needed to metabolize Lactulose. In fact, if you had a healthy probiotic stash, you probably wouldnt have constipation to begin with. But anyway, the probiotics in your colon digest the Lactulose and produce compounds that cause a little more acidity in your lower bowel (you want that, it has nothing to do with acid reflux, so dont worry). As a result, more water is retained in your bowel, and thus more water in your stools. It softens them, making them easier to pass. Lactulose is particularly helpful for people in nursing homes. It takes a few days to begin working. Lactulose helps draw ammonia out of the body, which can become elevated in people with liver cirrhosis as well as Lyme disease patients. True story, you didnt know? The Lyme germ (from tick bites) can raise ammonia in the brain, which then causes astrocyte swelling, and that triggers nasty neurological symptoms such as mild encephalopathy, brain fog, lightheadedness, fatigue, body pain, confusion, visual disturbances and altered sense perception. There are more specific ways to treat this, the topic of a future column. The drug valproic acid may increase ammonia and lactulose helps. Inborn errors of metabolism increase ammonia. Usually, the condition requires intravenous drug treatment but in mild cases, a prescription for lactulose solution is pretty common along with a protein-restricted diet. 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. 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, We recently moved to be closer to our son and his family. All is fine except that the medical care is dreadful. Where we lived before, if we needed to see a doctor, we would call the office and make an appointment with his secretary but not here. We are supposed to consider ourselves very special that the doctor would even take us as patients. When we call, it is always on answering. We are confronted with his telephone menu: punch this, press that, leave your name and address, date of birth, social security number and home phone number, and the office will return the call at their earliest convenience. If it is an emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital. Sometimes they are too busy, and after the non-medically trained secretary evaluates the call, you may have to wait three days for a return call. For many years, we were surrounded with the availability of good medical care but we didnt need it, and now, when we are in our senior years and may need some care, we find this situation. It is very disturbing. Please comment. Carolyn Dear Carolyn, I sympathize with you. I always find my need for calling never really fits into the neat options. So I end up either pushing or pressing or mashing (yes, living in the south, one recording directed callers to mash the different options) zero, or yelling into the phone. Medical offices, as well as all other offices, seem to have gone to answering systems to better route calls in the name of business efficiency. I think a physician is as good as the nurses and office staff she/he has around. What good is a wonderful physician if he/she does not get the messages? How good is health care if you cannot reach the physician in a reasonable time? Talk with your physician about your concerns and try to work around the system. If this is not possible, look around for other options. Pryce Dear Carolyn, Apparently, this is happening all over. The patient is no longer the one to be considered; they must always adjust to the routine of a professional office. The canned answering is very frustrating, and I feel exactly the same way you do. I try to remember times past, then think of the marvels of modern medicine, and I guess the 10 minutes when you finally get to the doctor is better than an hour of just talk in the past. Lizzie Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. From page 24The Liarstudied law. Every line is a punch line and its all said in rhyme, a choreography of sound. Dorante falls in love with Clarice (Brittany Albury), whom he unfortunately mistakes for her friend Lucrece (Tera Nicole Miller). Our hero does not know that Clarice is secretly engaged to his best friend Alcippe (David Monagas). Nor is he aware that his father Geronte (Scott Thomson) is trying to get him married to Clarice, whom he thinks is Lucrece, who actually is in love with him. With all these misunderstandings and a series of intricate lies, the audience is introduced to a marvelous comedy. Playwright David Ives, adapted the play from Pierre Corneilles 1643 French comedy. Its a terrific reinvention. To do this, Ives said, You have to write the play Corneille would have written today, in English. The result is a lively script with constant motion of word play and body movement. Youll love the sword fight scene without swords, between Dorante and Alcippe. Others who add greatly to the cast are Alexandra Hale, who plays twin sisters Isabelle and Sabine, the latter resembling a female Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Bernard Gomez as Philiste, who actually loves Sabine. Everyone finds their ideal mate by the plays end and theres also an interesting twist regarding siblings. The casts finely-tuned comic timing and sense of pace keeps us all on top of the action. The Liar, directed by Bill Taylor, is a fresh, funny and good comedy. It plays through March 30 at Theatre Conspiracy, Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers. Tickets are available at www.theatreconspiracy.org or by calling the box office at 936-3239. Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com

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31 THE RIVER MARCH 22, 2013 Shell Point Informational Meetings Residents of Southwest Florida who would like to learn about resort style retirement options and lifecare are invited to attend one of several informational meetings at Shell Point Retirement Community. One of Shell Points experienced retirement counselors will explain the numerous benefits of becoming a Shell Point resident. The informational meetings will be held at 10 a.m. on the following dates in the main Commons located in The Woodlands neighborhood at Shell Point: April 3, 9, 17 and 23 May 1, 7, 15, 21 and 29 A brief presentation will be given on the benefits of lifecare at Shell Point during the casually-structured meeting, where guests will learn about the numerous retirement options available at Shell Point. Included in the visit is a tour of two of the three neighborhoods The Island and The Woodlands where guests will receive information on the many amenities that are available to residents at Shell Point. Admission to these informative sessions is free; however, seating is limited, so reservations are required and may be made by calling Maureen Thomson at 466-1131 or 1-800-780-1131. Enterprise Presents $1,500 To GoodwillEnterprise Holdings Foundation presented The Southwest Florida Goodwill Foundation with a $1,500 check on March 8 at the Goodwill headquarters in North Fort Myers. The Enterprise Holdings Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the company that operates the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo RentA-Car brands. The money will be used in supporting the long-term programs and services Goodwill provides, such as employment consulting and incomesensitive housing for seniors and people with disabilities. This donation shows Enterprise Holdings Foundations commitment to the community, said Carolyn Johnson, Vice President of Communication and Development at Goodwill. The Southwest Florida Goodwill Foundation ensures the long-term vision of the Goodwill mission, which is helping people overcome their barriers to employment and independence. Programs supported by The Southwest Florida Goodwill Foundation include Goodwill Job-Link centers, which provide individuals with employment, skills training, and family strengthening, as well as the Goodwill L.I.F.E. Academy, a school for students with developmental disabilities. We truly appreciate the partnership between The SWFL Goodwill Foundation and the Enterprise Holdings Foundation, continued Johnson. It is because of donors, like the Enterprise Foundation, and our shoppers that we were able to provide opportunities to over 30,000 individuals in Southwest Florida last year. Enterprise Holdings, through its regional subsidiaries, operates more than one million cars and trucks, the largest fleet of passenger vehicles in the world today. Enterprise Holdings is North Americas largest and most comprehensive service provider in the car rental industry, operating the Alamo Rent-A-Car, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and National Car Rental brands. Other affiliated business lines include Enterprise Fleet Management, Enterprise Commercial Trucks, Enterprise Car Sales, Enterprise Rideshare vanpooling and Enterprise CarShare car sharing. More information is available at www. goodwillswfl.org. Volunteers Needed For Hunger Study Volunteers are needed to assist the Harry Chapin Food Bank with a national hunger study. The study will take place at various agencies that receive and distribute food through the Harry Chapin Food Bank. Times and locations will vary, but volunteers will need between three and six hours for each site. Bi-lingual English and Spanish is a plus. Hunger study volunteers will be thoroughly trained and will be assisted at all times by food bank staff members. Training will be provided on Wednesday, April 10 at the food bank office, 3760 Fowler Street in Fort Myers. Volunteers will be interviewing clients at various sites of food bank participating agencies throughout Southwest Florida. Volunteers will utilize Dell computer tablets provided by Feeding America and pre-programmed with a list of questions the clients will answer. Volunteers will make certain the clients information is gathered with the highest level of respect for their privacy and present circumstance; the study results will assist in better serving them. Individuals interested in volunteering for this study can contact Bedzaida Bryen at 334-7007 ext. 141 or email bedzaidabryen@harrychapinfoodbank.org. Dean W. 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THE RIVER MARCH 22, 201332 RSW Airport Safety Efforts RecognizedThe Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Southern Region Airports Division has honored Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) with its 2012 Air Carrier Airport Safety Award. This award is given annually to a commercial airport that has taken actions, instituted programs or otherwise operated in a manner deserving of special recognition for improving airport safety. The award recognized Southwest Florida International Airports Safety Management System (SMS) program. The first element was the Safety Risk Management (SRM) tool that creates a quantitative report that shows how SMS risks are being reduced at RSW. The SRM tool keeps all information in one place and creates a one-page model, including photos, to help identify and mitigate risks. As part of safety assurance, the second tool developed was Safety Alert Bulletins, a communication tool for airport tenants and airlines. Last, an incentive-based program called Safety Sam was established to encourage all airport employees to identify and report safety-related hazards. The Lee County Port Authority is dedicated to safety and our employees work every day to ensure that Southwest Florida International Airport meets or exceeds the safety requirements and standards set forth by the FAA. said Robert M. Ball, A.A.E., executive director of the Lee County Port Authority. The FAAs Southern Region Airports Division manages airport planning, environmental, compliance, design and safety for eight southeastern states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Southwest Florida International Airport served more than 7.3 million passengers in 2012 and is one of the top 50 U.S. airports for passenger traffic. For more information, log onto www. flylcpa.com. Two Scholarships From San-Cap Optimist ClubThe Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club is pleased to offer two four-year college scholarships to 2013 graduating seniors in Lee County. This brings to six the number of current Optimist Club scholarships. Each scholarship is $1,250 per year ($5,000 total). The competition is open to all 2013 graduating seniors in Lee County. Applications are available at most Lee County high schools (students, see your guidance councilor) and on the San-Cap Optimist Clubs website (www. sancapoptimist.org). Additional information is available by calling Stan Howard at 472-0836. Scholarship applications must be postmarked no later than Wednesday, June 12. The scholarship committee plans to make the final selections a few weeks later. Applicants should be aware that academic records, financial need, extracurricular activities, civic/community service records and references are integral parts of the selection criteria. The application package gives exact procedures. Alzheimers Caregivers Support MeetingThe Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center offers monthly support group meetings for caregivers throughout Lee County and neighboring areas. The caregivers support group meetings include an opportunity for caregivers to meet others who are facing similar challenges and to learn more about Alzheimers disease and effective coping strategies. Select meeting locations feature a guest speaker as well as an informal time for sharing. Sanibel Wednesday, March 27, 1:30 p.m., Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, 2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. For more information, contact the Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center, 12468 Brantley Commons Court in Fort Myers. Call 437-3007 or visit www.alzheimersswfl.org. 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. Hello, my name is T-Bone. Im a male brindle hound mix. I am 7 years young, and if it werent for a bit gray on my muzzle, youd think I was a young pup. Do you want low maintenance? Im your guy. Im laid back, easy-going, good with other dogs, and so grateful to be let out for a romp and a sniff in the play yard. The sparkle in my eye and the spring in my step are sure to put a smile on your face. My adoption fee is $25 during Animal Services March Madness Adoption Promo. Make a basket and get an extra $10 off. My name is Joanie and Im a 2-yearold femail black-and-white domestic shorthair. Im wearing a great big heart on my chest, so all you need to do is love me back. I dont just look lovable, I truly am a lap cat who loves to give kisses and be petted. Besides my sweet personality, I have beautiful green eyes and a soft coat. My adoption fee is $35 (regularly $50). during Animal Services March Madness Adoption Promo. 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 in Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, rabies vaccination and county license if three months or older, flea treatment, worming, heartworm test for dogs six months and over, feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, training DVD, 10-day health guarantee and a bag of Science Diet pet food. The adoption package is valued at $500. Joanie Pets Of The Week T-Bone photos by squaredogphoto.com Angela and Todd Gates Our email address is press@riverweekly.com

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PUZZLE ANSWERS My Stars FOR WEEK OF MARCH 25, 2013ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Congratulations, Lamb. This is the week to finish your project and then bask in your well-earned approval. (And if you like, you also can say bah to all those detractors.) TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) The bold Bovine could find a new opportunity too intriguing to be ignored. But dont charge into it. Go slowly so you see how things develop as you get more involved. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You might try to soften your stand on that important issue. A little more flexibility actually could get you what youre looking for. A new friend enters the picture midweek. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your inner voice is on the mark when it advises you to tackle that family problem now! The sooner youre able to come to terms with it, the better it will be for everyone. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Someone reveals important news about a longtime associate. But before you decide how to deal with this information, make sure its reliable, and not simply self-serving. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Some intensive soul-searching early in the week can help you reach a decision by weeks end that should please both you and the other person involved. Good luck. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) The possibility of a career change is intriguing. Learn more about what it can offer and what it cannot. Weigh everything carefully. And ask questions. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Work is your priority this week as you try to make up for lost time. Expect help from someone who cares about you. Things take a welcome turn by the weekend. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A health problem causes some anxiety early in the week. But prompt medical attention soon eases everyones concerns. Enjoy an arts-filled weekend. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) As much as you might resent it, a changing situation could require you to adjust your plans accordingly. The good news: An associate agrees to cooperate. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) That old problem is finally resolved, just in time for you to take on a new workrelated project. This one could be the super door-opener youve been looking for. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) The early part of the week presents some difficult hurdles. But once you get over them, you can start to focus on matters that are more important to you. BORN THIS WEEK: You are respected for your honesty and your dedication to doing the right thing, no matter how difficult that might be. On March 27, 1905, fingerprint evidence is used for the first time to solve a British murder case. The fingerprint on a cash box was the only clue in the murder of Thomas and Ann Farrow, shopkeepers in South London. On March 29, 1929, President Herbert Hoover has a phone installed at his desk in the Oval Office of the White House. It took a while to get the line to Hoovers desk working correctly, and the president complained to aides when his son was unable to get through to the Oval Office phone from an outside line. On March 25, 1933, the newly commissioned USS Sequoia becomes the official presidential yacht. Before it was commissioned as the presidential yacht, the Department of Commerce used the Sequoia as a decoy to catch Prohibition law-breakers. On March 28, 1941, workers start clearing hundreds of acres of land near Ypsilanti, Mich., for the construction of the Ford Motor Companys Willow Run plant, which will use Henry Fords mass-production technology to build B-24 bomber planes for World War II. Willow Run eventually employed more 42,000 people, and by 1944, the plant was producing one plane every hour. On March 26, 1950, ever on a witchhunt, Sen. Joseph McCarthy charges Johns Hopkins University Professor Owen Lattimore with being a top spy for the Soviet Union. Lattimores career was ruined, even though no evidence ever surfaced to support the charges. On March 31, 1968, in a televised speech to the nation, President Lyndon B. Johnson announces a partial halt of bombing missions over North Vietnam and proposes peace talks. At the same time, he also stated that he was sending 13,500 more troops to Vietnam -and that he would not seek nomination for another term as president. On March 30, 1981, President Ronald Reagan is shot in the chest outside a Washington, D.C., hotel by a deranged drifter named John Hinckley Jr. In an impressive feat for a 70-year-old man with a collapsed lung, Reagan walked into George Washington University Hospital under his own power. It was Robert Kennedy who made the following sage observation: One-fifth of the people are against everything all the time. An adult ostrich can reach up to 9 feet in height and weigh upward of 300 pounds. The Taj Mahal, a tomb built by Indian Mogul Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the mostvisited tourist attractions in the world. It wasnt always so, though; from the time of the buildings completion in 1643 until the British occupied the Indian subcontinent, only Muslims were allowed onto the grounds. If any non-Muslim ventured into the forbidden Taj Mahal, he or she was put to death. When World War I started, the U.S. Air Force had a grand total of 50 soldiers. The frigid island nation of Iceland is, by all accounts, a peaceful place. In the entire history of the country, there has been only one armed robbery. When Albert Einstein was 9 years old, he still wasnt able to speak fluently. His parents worried that he might be retarded. In 1957, famed crooner Frank Sinatra wrote for a magazine called Western World a piece that included the following: My only deep sorrow is the unrelenting insistence of recording and motion picture companies upon purveying the most brutal, ugly, degenerate, vicious form of expression it has been my displeasure to hear, and naturally Im referring to the bulk of rock n roll. He goes on to call it the martial music of every sideburned delinquent on the face of the earth. If youre like the average human, your body produces about two quarts of saliva every day. Enemies are so stimulating. -Katharine Hepburn THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY33 THE RIVER MARCH 22, 2013DID YOU KNOW 1. GEOGRAPHY: In which country is Mount Ararat located? 2. LITERATURE: Who wrote the novel The Color Purple? 3. DANCE: Who wrote the score for the American ballet Rodeo? 4. U.S. PRESIDENTS: Which president served as a congressman in the House of Representatives after finishing his presidential term? 5. HISTORY: What was the year of the first Thanksgiving feast in the New World? 6. MEASUREMENTS: How many inches are in a hand? 7. MEDICAL: What is a common name for the medical condition alopecia? 8. TELEVISION: What was the theme song to The Mary Tyler Moore Show? 9. ART: In what U.S. city is the National Gallery of Art located? 10. MOVIES: What was the name of the 2004 movie with the tagline, A True Underdog Story? TRIVIA TEST 1. Turkey 2. Alice Walker 3. Aaron Copland 4. John Quincy Adams 5. 1621 6. Four inches 7. Baldness 8. Love Is All Around 9. Washington, D.C. 10. Dodgeball ANSWERS SPORTS QUIZ 1. Who holds the major-league record for most Gold Gloves awarded to a catcher? 2. The 1933 New York Yankees had nine future Hall of Famers on the roster. Name six of them. 3. Who threw the longest pass in Notre Dame football history? 4. Name the last Milwaukee Bucks player before Ersan Ilyasova in 2012 to have at least 25 points and 25 rebounds in a game. 5. When was the last time the Toronto Maples Leafs won a series in the NHL playoffs? 6. In 2012, Gabby Douglas became the third consecutive U.S. athlete to win the womens Olympic all-around gymnastics title. Who were the previous two? 7. Which golfer has made the most appearances in the Ryder Cup?1. Ivan Rodriguez, with 13. 2. Earle Combs, Bill Dickey, Lou Gehrig, Lefty Gomez, Tony Lazzeri, Herb Pennock, Red Ruf ng, Babe Ruth and Joe Sewell. 3. Blair Kiel completed a pass for 96 yards in 1981. 4. Swen Nater had 30 points and 33 rebounds against Atlanta in 1976. 5. It was 2004. 6. Carly Patterson (2004) and Nastia Liukin (2008). 7. Nick Faldo, with 11. ANSWERS

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PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY THE RIVER MARCH 22, 201334 COS METI CS MAGGIE BUTCHER 904 Lindgren Blvd. Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Ph: 239-395-0978 / 317-509-6014 mbutcher@marykay.com Products: www.marykay.com/mbutcher Career information available Gift ideas available NEW! TimeWise Repair Set Turn Back The Clock! C OMPUTERS FINAN C IAL S ERVI C E S THE RIGHT INVESTMENTS IN YOUR IRA CANMAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE. To learn about the bene ts of an Edward Jones IRA, call or visit today.www.edwardjones.com Member SIPC Jennifer L Basey Financial Advisor1952-2 Park Meadows Dr Ft Myers, FL 33907 239-437-5900 TREE & LAWN CARE Jesus Hernandez J LAWN CARE & TREE SERVICE482-7350 12 years serving San-Cap & Ft. MyersLandscaping Tree Service Stump Grinding Landscape Design Ponds Landscape Refurbishing Pepper Clearing Lbtn Cbfr Db Licensed & Insured Free Estimateswww.jesuslawncare.comEMAIL: jesuslawncare@gmail.comAIR CONDITIONING & REMODELING We are your One-Stop ContractorCall today for a free estimate!(239) 344-6883 Licensed & Insured: CBC1254276 and CAC1814724 AIR CONDITIONING Sales Service Installation Duct Cleaning 24 Hour Emergency ServiceREMODELING Residential & Commercial Additions Kitchen & Bath Design Water Damage Restoration & Repair Roof Repairs Screen Enclosures Char-Grilled Florida Mahi-Mahi with Vegetables 4 six-ounce mahi-mahi fillets 16 fresh okras 2 zucchinis, sliced into 1/4-inch rounds 2 large yellow squash, sliced into 1/4-inch rounds 2 bell peppers, sliced large 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil 12 grape tomatoes, for garnish 4 sprigs fresh Florida basil, for garnish Preheat charcoal or gas grill to medium-high. Add all the vegetables to a large mixing bowl. Add the olive oil and seasoning blend to the sliced vegetables and mix lightly until coated. Lightly season the mahimahi fillets with salt and pepper. Carefully place the seasoned vegetables and fish on the hot grill. The vegetables should cook rather quickly; keep checking the underside of the vegetables for grill marks. Flip over the vegetables and continue to work the grilling surface by moving the vegetables around to the hot spot for even cooking. Grill steaks over medium-high heat for 4 minutes per side or until cooked through. The vegetables should have nice char-grill marks on them and the texture should be crisp-tender. Remove the vegetables from the grill as they become your desired doneness. To serve, arrange an even amount of grilled vegetables on each plate. Add a fish fillet on top of the grilled vegetables. Garnish with grape tomatoes and fresh herbs. Yields four servings. Char-Grilled Florida Mahi-Mahi with Vegetables

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REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE VACATION RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS THE RIVER MARCH 22, 201336 SANIBELOPEN HOUSES POSTED DAILYRS 1/4 BM TFN Pfeifer Realty Group Sanibel Island, FL239-472-0004VISIT:SanibelOpenHouses.com FOR SALE BY OWNER MARINER POINTE2 BDR. 2 BATH ENCLOSED LANAI POOL-TENNIS-BOAT DOCK FURNISHED NICELY DECORATED LOVELY BAY & GARDEN VIEW WAS $525,000 NOW 475,000 PRESENT MONTH LEASE INCOMEOWNER PHONE 472-6750NS 1/25 CC 4/5 ISABELLA RASIHAPPY TO HELP YOUWITH ALL OF YOURREAL ESTATE NEEDS! RS 1/4 NC TFN 1101 Periwinkle Way #105 Sanibel, FL 33957ISABELLA RASI(239) 246-4716EISABELLARASI@AOL.COM International Client Base 600 Shops Worldwide Multi-Lingual Sta MOBILE HOME PERIWINKLE PARK$139,000. 60 x 12 w/ metal roof-over plus 20 x 12 Florida room. Two BR/2 full BA with split bedroom plan. Master BR has queen size bed, bit in dresser & dbl closet. Master bath has combo-bath/shower & dbl sink vanity w/ extra storage. Guest BR has dbl closet + bit-in drawers & private bath w/ shower. Eat-in-kit is open to LR which ows into Florida room for easy entertaining. Designed with pass-thru from K to FL room and wrap around breakfast bar w/ storage underneath. Private 12 x 12 deck, picnic table and storage shed with tools outside back door for grilling or relaxing AM/ PM coffee breaks. One car carport with adjacent 2nd parking space. Ceramic tile ooring in kitchen, Florida room & bathrooms... carpeting in both bedrooms & LR. Home recently inspected & has all required tiedowns. Home maintained annually. New central air & heat system & stacked washer/dryer, all appliances, kitchen ceiling fan & louvered blinds throughout Purchase completely furnished; including all linens, dishes, pots & pans, tableware, 2 sleeper couches, recliner, 2 dining tables, 8 chairs, 4 outdoor chairs & additional folding beach chairs, etc. Call or email for further information or to make offer. Owner 239-472-3403. LMSrealtor@aol.com. RS 3/22 CC TFN OPEN HOUSE BEACHVIEW CCMonday, March 25th 10am 2pm 657 Birdie View Pt. Sanibel Beautifully Constructed Custom Built 3 BR/3 BA Pool Home with Of ce Only Steps to the Beach Chuck Bergstrom, 239-209-6500 Island Resident, Realtor RE/MAX of the Islands RS 3/22 BM 3/22 MODIFIED MOBILE HOME PERIWINKLE PARKAffordable year-round or seasonal living on beautiful Sanibel Island! $49,000. Fleetwood Prowler Regal with addition, vinyl siding and metal roof-over to create nearly 600 sq ft living space. Large living/dining room, den, kitchen, dinette, bathroom with shower stall, study and bedroom with queen bed. Sleeps 7. Beautifully landscaped, private terrace, lots of storage. Motivated seller. Pictures and details at: http://www. mhvillage.com/Mobile-Homes/MobileHome-For-Sale.php?key=706511 Call 440-427-1573 or email elpete7148@gmail.com. NS 3/22 CC 4/5 VACATION RENTALLIGHTHOUSE REALTYPaul J. Morris, Broker VACATION RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SALES 359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island 239-579-0511 RS 1/4 CC TFN SANIBEL VACATION RENTALAdorable 2 bdrm/1 bath, 1/2 duplex, East End. Easy walk to beach, Close to shopping, restaurants. Fully equipped, newly remodeled, Private deck Seasonal & monthly rentals. Call Bob 410-913-2234. foxwatch@comcast.net for pics/infoNS 3/22 CC TFN FOR RENTCommunity Housing & Resources (CHR) has apartments for rent to individuals who work full time on Sanibel. Rent based on income. For information call 239-472-1189.NS 3/8 CC 8/30 ANNUAL RENTALISLAND EAST END Nice large 1-2 BRs furnished, ground level, screened lanai, washer dryer, etc. $895/$1,595 seasonal. 239-339-2337; 239-980-3592. Please leave message if no answer.RS 3/22 CC 3/22 HOUSE FOR SALEDonax St, Sanibel, SF 4/2 Home for sale. $470,000 OBO, Over 2000 SF, built in 1986. No pool. ML#201302314 Call for details 239-825-2608.NS 3/15 CC TFN FOR SALE BY OWNER3BEDROOM/2BATH POOL HOME IONA/MCGREGOR AREA $169,900 CALL FOR DETAILS 239-565-2155NS 3/22 NC 4/5 COMMERICAL RENTALOFFICE / COMMERCIAL SPACE FOR RENTPALM COURT CENTER 2424 PALM RIDGE ROAD SANIBEL, Florida HIGHLY VISIBLE GROUND FLOOR SPACE 520 SQUARE FEET MOVE IN CONDITION IMMEDIATE OCCUPANCY $750 / MONTH Landlord pays all common maintenance. Call 239-472-6543 or 973-726-3213NS 3/22 CC TFN Fantastic sunset view Spacious, updated condoGREAT BUY! $619,000 Free SanibelReal Estate SeminarLearn about our market, regulations, inspections, zoning, rentals, contracts neighborhoods, costs, etc.Mondays, 4:00 PM, Bank of the Islands1599 Periwinkle, SanibelNo Obligation, No Sales Pitch, Just InformationCall to con rmRS 3/22 BM TFN Moran Realty GroupJohn Gee & CompanyNutmeg Village #202 REDUCED !!! WE ARE FULLY BOOKED ARE YOU?Rental Properties Needed! King sher Vacations Inc. www.vacationking sher.com 239-472-2100 1633 Periwinkle Way Suite GRS 3/22 CC 3/22 Island VacationsOf Sanibel & CaptivaMillion $ Views Await You! Cottages Condos Homes Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths239-472-72771-888-451-7277 RS 1/4 BM TFN ATRIUM CONDO RENTAL2 bedroom/2 bath updated condo. Gulf Front, pool & tennis. Call on this rare offering Rentals Bi-weekly, monthly or Seasonal 239-633-9396 or DSears2007@aol.com RS 2/8 CC 3/29 VACATION RENTAL One bedroom furnished Condo in Ft. Myers River District available April 1; will lease short term up to 9 months. Rent depending on length of lease. Non-smoking, no pets. Great river view. 2875 Palm Beach Blvd. 815-985-9039.NS 3/22 CC 3/22

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ANNUAL RENTAL SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES OFFERED CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 37 THE RIVER MARCH 22, 2013 TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED LOG ONTO: IslandSunNews.comCLICK ONPLACE CLASSIFIEDPUESTA DEL SOL CLEANING SERVICEResidential Commercial Medical Banks Local/seasonal references/free estimate Low prices with free laundry!! Puestadelsolcleaning.com 239-770-4008 Juliasalazar3@hotmail.com 239-878-4472RS 1/4 CC TFN COMPANION SERVICE Sanibel-Captiva Care and Companion Service, LLC Medical appointments, general transportation, shopping, light meal preparations, and light cleaning. Our services are customized to meet our clients needs. Call 239-395-3591, or for an emergency call 239-472-0556. RS 1/4 BM TFN ELIZABETH ZELAYA Professional Cleaning Service. Residential Specialist. Licensed & Insured. Sanibel & Captiva. 954-279-3122 RS 3/8 CC 3/22 HELP WANTEDVolunteers needed for Independence Day parade on Sanibel. Help needed prior to and during the parade. Various duties. If you can help out, call Trish Phillips at 2462981 or email trishphillips@mysanibel.com. NS 2/22 NC TFN EXPERIENCED REALTORS80/20, No Of ce Fees Robert 239-472-3334 NS 3/1 CC 3/22 LINE COOK and BUSER POSITIONS AVAILABLEFRESH TAQUERIA ON SANIBEL We serve fresh latin fusion cusine. We are looking for someone dependable with a positive attitude. Please come by the restaurant, 2411 Periwinkle Way, between 10-11 am or 3-4 pm anyday except Sunday. NS 3/8 CC TFN 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 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 RE/MAX OF THE ISLANDSPutting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace www.remax-oftheislands.com 239-472-2311 RS 1/4 BM TFN SANIBEL DUPLEX1 B/R, 1 bath ($950/mo + elec.) + water 2 B/R, 1 bath ($1,350/mo + elec.) + water Tile oors; modern kitchens; screened porches; fenced side yard; pleasant quiet area; walk to banks, stores & restaurants. Waste & sewer incl. Available March 1st. # 239-395-8774.NS 2/8 CC TFN ANNUAL RENTAL Apartment for lease on Sanibel, Mid Island, Furnished, 1B/1B $895. per month. Call 734-761-7600 ext. 231.RS 1/4 CC TFN ANNUAL RENTAL SANIBEL2 BD/1 BA1/2 Duplex, East End Walk to Beach. Private deck tile oors, new kitchen, new central air, storage shed, all appliances Clean, bright & modern $1,275 + util + water. Call Bob 410-913-2234 Non Smoking UnitRS 3/22 CC TFN SCARNATO LAWN SERVICELawn Service, Shrubs and Tree Trimming Weeding, Installation of Plants, Trees and Mulch (one month free service available) Joe Scarnato (239) 849-6163 scarnatolawn@aol.comNS 1/25 BM TFN HOME WATCH SANIBELProperty Management-Bookkeeping Call Bob or Sally Island Residents 239-565-7438, sanisal186@gmail.com WWW.HOMEWATCHSANIBEL.COMRS 1/4 CC TFN SANIBEL HOME WATCHRetired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates (239) 728-1971RS 1/4 BM TFN HELLES CLEANING SERVICESResidential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471 Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047NS 1/4 PC TFN HOME/CONDO WATCH CONCIERGE SERVICESDorado Property Management Full Range of Services Island Resident Licensed & Insured 24/7 Call Lisa or Bruce at 239-472-8875RS 1/4 BM TFN PAINTING GOATProfessional Painting & Home Maintenance Free Estimates Sr Discounts Fully Insured www.paintinggoat.com 239-271-2919RS 3/22 CC 4/12 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 GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION HUGE SALE GARAGE AND INSIDE HOUSESaturday, March 23 9AM-1PM Antiques, Collectables, Furniture, Electronics, Linens, Jewelry, Clothes, King Bed, Books, Decorator and Household Items 3706 West Gulf DriveNS 3/22 CC 3/22 FOR SALE30% Off SALE STORE CLEARANCE!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 3/22 CC TFN ADDITIONAL CLASSIFIED ON PAGE 38 ADDITIONAL CLASSIFIED ON PAGE 38 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 BOATS CANOES KAYAKSDOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800RS 1/4 NC TFN WANTED TO BUYCASH PAID FOR MILITARY ITEMSCash Paid For Old Military Items. Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets, old guns, awards & more. Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280RS 3/15 CC 5/31 AUTO FOR SALE2007 PONT SOLSTICE CONVONE OWNER, ISLAND CAR 7,200 MI, RED BLK. TOP ALL OPTS. NEW COND. $16,995 239-395-8874NS 3/22 CC 3/29 1995 MERCEDES SL500 CONVERTIBLEOnly 67k mi. 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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 22, 201338 CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS HELP WANTED HELP WANTED HELP WANTEDVOLUNTEER 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 3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, Fl Phone: 239-472-3644, ext 1 Fax: 239-472-2334 www.crowclinic.orgHELP US PLEASE!!We need volunteers for: Clinic emergency patient admissions desk and baby animal feeders Visitor education center greeters and gift shop cashiers CROW (239) 472-3644, ext. 231 or volunteers@crowclinic.orgRS 1/4 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 3/22 CC 3/22

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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 SOMERSET AT THE REEFEnjoy the great view of the Gulf of Mexico. Beautifully maintained, large property. Glassed in lanai providing additional living area to an already spacious and desirable floor plan. Large master suite and bath, second bath services the den (or 3rd bedroom) and the guest room along with an additional powder room. Available fully furnished and ready for you to move in. Offered for $1,225,000.00. Contact Linda Naton 239/691-5024. 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 239/565-1272. BEACH RD. VILLAThe name,beach road villas says it all. Just a short walk or ride to the beach sands of the gulf of Mexico. This east end complex consists of six town homes and their own private pool. The highlights of this home include recently remodeled kitchen and baths featuring stainless appliances, granite counter-tops, new cabinetry and more. Beautiful neutral tile throughout the living area including the lanai. Master suite upstairs includes a private bath, ample closets and a balcony over looking the tranquil lake. Offered for $349,000. Contact Brian Murty 239/565-1272. ISABEL DRIVEThis home offers stunning water views from nearly every room. This sprawling bayfront estate home has direct deep water access for large boat. Built with superior strength & handsomely appointed features. Spacious floor plan,over 6,000 sq.ft. Glass elevator,vaulted ceilings,3 fireplaces, gourmet kitchen with an open plan & breakfast bar,cozy family room with spectacular view. 4 en suite bedrooms, cabana/fitness room. Master Wing includes spa-like bath, jetted tub, rainfall & body sprays w/glass shower enclosure, enormous walk-in closet & private office opening to deck. 3 car garage, plenty of storage & addtl workrooms. Heated free form pool & spa with lush landscaping for utmost privacy. Offered for $3,900,000. Contact Debra Hobbs 239/565-0549 or Tracy Walters 239/994-7975. LOGGERHEAD CAY #521Look no further for the perfect vacation home or investment property! This ground level condo is located in the popular Loggerhead Cay complex and is only one unit back from the beach. Enjoy the sunsets and breathtaking views of the ocean. This 2/2 is tiled throughout and features updated bathrooms. Easy access to the pool and beach through the screened in lanai helps keep the sand and mess to a minimum! Offered $559,000. Contact Tracy Walters Mr. Listr 239/994-7975 or Connie Walters Ms Listr 239/841-4540 Visit our newest of ce location at Sundial Beach Resort 1451 Middle Gulf Drive 239/472-1478Serving the Islands Since 1975 789 PYRULAYou will love this inviting 4 bedroom, 3 bath luxury pool home in Beachview Country Club Estates. This home offers a fabulous floor plan with all rooms leading to the bright and open great room with soaring ceilings, built-in entertainment wall and overlooking the large pool and nicely vegetated backyard. Spacious master suite with sitting area, master bath with separate tub/shower and his/her walk-in closets, kitchen with wood cabinets/granite counters, sunny breakfast room, big laundry room and plenty of space for family or guests make this a must see home. Large garages with great extra storage. HUGE patio/ pool area makes for a great recreation or entertaining area. Beachview offers deeded beach access, clubhouse, semiprivate golf course, tennis, pro-shop and restaurant. Offered for $1,160,000. Contact Nancy Finch 239/822-7825.TARPON RIVERFRONT ESTATES A NEIGHBORHOOD RIVERFRONT SUBDIVISIONRARE opportunity to create a legacy property in an Up & Coming Neighborhood. Recreate a part of Fort Myerss history by redeveloping this extremely rare property. The first early 1900s historic home consisting of a single level, plantation style residence with wrap around decking, screened in lanais & modish pool, stone hearth fireplace cypress floors, vaulted ceilings, double pane windows, renovated kitchen and a Royal Palm lined entrance. A second two-story residence offers the original restored heart pine floors, galley style kitchen, office, family room & a tini upper deck overlooking expansive grounds to the water. Offered for $4,900,000. Contact LeAne Suarez 239/872-1632. UNDER CONTRACT JONATHAN HARBOURSpectacular waterfront lot on Connie Mack Island in Jonathan Harbour with wide open views overlooking Connie Mack Bay, 243+ feet of water frontage. The Best of the Best. Perfect spot to build your dream home and enjoy magnificent sunsets and all that SW Florida has to offer. Very close to Sanibel Island, great restaurants and fun shopping. Jonathan Harbour is a gated community that offers tennis, a community pool and clubhouse. This lot is filled and ready for building. Offered for $795,000 Contact Ralph Galietti 239/826-5897 or Cathy Galietti 239/826-5807. CAPTIVADUPLEXWonderful Captiva beach-home style mirror image duplex. Great rental history and of course the property offers so many owner options. Bright and clean ready for fun floor plan, contemporary furnished and decorated, fabulous open kitchen with everything at your fingertips. Each side has its own private caged pool and each pool has enough in-pool seating for the whole family plus. Very large family room size loft with huge open air second floor sundeck. First floor screen playroom and Laika Lane beach access. Offered for $1,800,000. Contact George Kohlbrenner 239/565-8805. BAY-JAH-VIEW IS THE EPITOME OF THE CAPTIVA LIFESTYLE.They say to have a great day on Captiva all you have to do is be there. This handsome, tastefully tropical 3+ Bedroom, 3 bath beach home is a short stroll to the ocean, boasts Bay views and includes all the amenities you expect. Private elevator to all floors, master suite with office, wet bar, personal balcony and bath which resembles a mini spa. A more than spacious ground floor screened playroom seamlessly blends indoors and out with access to a large open to the stars heated pool and spa. Complete privacy and serenity yet just around the corner from all the best the Captiva Village has to offer in dinning, shops and entertainment. Offered for $1,465,000. Contact George Kohlbrenner 239/565-8805. DIRECT LAKEFRONT SANCTUARY HOME WITH PANORAMIC SUNSET VIEWS.With over 3500 sq. ft, this stunning home features four bedrooms, 4 baths, vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, gourmet kitchen with granite counters, gas stove, and high end appliances. Master bath opens to private garden and offers 2 oversized walk-in closets. Living room with fireplace, dining room with pass through bar area and wine fridge. Two sets of sliding doors pocket out of the way and open the living/ dining area to the oversized screened lanai/patio with fabulous pool and barbecue area. 2 car garage with air conditioned workshop. Offered for $1,395,000. Contact Steve Harrell 239/565-1277, Toby Tolp 239/239/8480433 or Kasey Harrell 239/850-7602. SANIBEL HARBOUR YACHT CLUBA lifestyle for the boater! Location, convenience married with luxury makes this dry dockominium ownership hassle free. Sanibel Harbour Yacht Club is located across the bay from Sanibel Island. Like no other, amenities include: valet parking, limo service, sunrisesunset unlimited boat launching, whole sale pricing, owners lounge, martini bar, gourmet deli, beach area with tiki hut, bbq, 24 hour security, boat wash down and engine flush. #102$50,000. Contact LeAne Suarez 239/872-1632. #159$37,000. Contact Tracy Walters 239/994-7975. THE RIVER MARCH 22, 201340