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FREETake Me Home VOL. 12, NO. 12 MARCH 29, 2013From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Shell Point Photo Show Opens MondayThe annual Shell Point Photo Show will be open to the public Monday, April 1 through Friday, April 5. The display will be on view inside the Resident Activity Center located on The Island at Shell Point Retirement Community from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This photo show will allow guests to view beautifully captured images ranging from brilliant landscapes to family pets and everything in between, said Dotty Morrison, Shell Point resident and photo show coordinator. From amateur continued on page 19 Cathedral Cove by David Pavey Morning Meander At Lakes ParkLee County Parks and Recreation is offering a free birding walk at Lakes Park on Saturday, April 6. Take a walk along clear paths with experienced bird patrol guides to see birds in native vegetation and crucial nesting areas for many birds. Arrive a few minutes after 8 a.m. for a brief introduction and to sign waivers. Tours start at 8:30 a.m. Wear comfortable shoes and dress. Bring water, sunscreen and binoculars. Parking is $1 an hour or $5 for all day. Lakes Regional Park is at 7330 Gladiolus Drive in Fort Myers. Meet at Shelter A7. Enter Lakes Park gate from Gladiolus. Turn right. Drive to the end of the road, continue through the parking lot. Shelter A7 is located near the train station. For more information, call 533-7580 or 533-7576. Visit www.birdpatrol.org. Eastern phoebe photo by Meg RousherAn Evening In Paris At The Davis Art CenterThe Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is hosting An Evening In Paris on Saturday, March 30 at 5:30 p.m. It will be an intimate evening of French food, wine and music and is the first of two Dinners With Berne this season. Proceeds from the Dinners With Berne support the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, 2301 First Street in the downtown Fort Myers River District. The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. with champagne and hors d oeuvres. A French dinner by Chef Carlo Rao will be served at 6:30 p.m., followed by the musical program at 8 p.m. Entertaining guests will be renowned classical musicians, including violinists Peter Winograd and Caterina Szepes; cellist Andres Diaz; violist and CEO of the Davis Art Center Jim Griffith; and pianist Wendy Chen. The program will include Szepes playing Debussys La Plus Que Lente and The Girl with the Flaxen Hair; Diaz playing the Faure Eligie and the Cello and Piano movement from the Messiaen Quartet for the End of Time; Winograd playing the Massenet Meditation from Thais and the Blues movement from the Ravel Sonata; and Chen playing the Debussy Claire de Lune for solo piano. The musicians will finish together with the Faure Piano Quartet in c minor. Violinist Winograd returns to Fort Myers, recognized early as an exceptionally promising young artist and was a top prize winner in the 1988 Naumburg International Violin Competition. He then made his New York debut to critical acclaim and has since appeared as a guest soloist with numerous orchestras around the world. He is currently first violinist of the American String Quartet and is in residence at the Manhattan School of Music and Aspen Music Festival. Szepes, violinist, is a member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. A native of Berlin, she has appeared both as a soloist and as a chamber musician throughout Europe, Australia, South America and the United States. Her concerto performances include those with Rheinische Kammerphilharmonie Cologne, the Symphony Orchestra of Aue and the Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra. Among her numerous awards are first prize in the Cleveland Institute of Music concerto competition, one of the top prizes in the Mendelssohn competition in Berlin, and first prize in the Berlin National Youth Competition. Szepes has been invited to participate in various chamber music festivals in the U.S. including the Taos summer music festival and the Marlboro festival in Vermont. continued on page 19 Peter Winograd Caterina Szepes Andres Diaz A Butchart Garden Path by Harold Seer

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Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now: Silver King At JS Tarrer & Sons by Gerri ReavesFrom the time the silver king was discovered in the waters of Southwest Florida in the 1880s, the tarpon has had a role in the tourist economy of Fort Myers. It wasnt only the weather that drew wealthy seasonal visitors to the pioneer town. Big-game fishing had its allure as well. Businesses and fishing guides profited from fishing tackle, boat charters, and related activities. Tarpon excursions departed from the downtown docks, as well as from the pier at the Royal Palm Hotel a few blocks east on First Street. Countless historic images record men and women proudly posing with their tarpon catches. Postcard images sent out the word that Fort Myers was the place for tarpon fishing. Hotels and business kept records of tarpon weights, and local newspapers even published notable catches. In general, the silver king was viewed, first, as a challenge at sea, and second, as a trophy to display. Catch-and-release was not a widespread practice. This circa 1935 photo documents a large catch hanging from the awning beam at JS Tarrer & Sons on First Street. Tarrers store was located in the 1925 one-story Leak Building. The Heitman-Evans Hardware Co. is just beyond on the northwest corner at Hendry Street. That neighboring store run by Edward L. EL Evans was known the world over as the headquarters for all things to do with tarpon fishing in Southwest Florida. Its worth noting that Evans, a recognized tarpon expert, condemned the need for killing of tarpon, according to author Carlene Fredericka Brennen. Tarrer worked for years as the secretary-treasurer at Heitman-Evans. Shortly after Evans death in 1934, Tarrer opened his own store and evidently joined in the competition for the seasonal tarpon-fishing business. Notice the fishing tackle sign with the motto, Fishing begins here. Tarrer & Sons was advertised primarily as a paint store, however. As the signs indicate, it also sold Benjamin Moore Co. paints and artists supplies. Two other signs visible in the mid-distance mark the locations of two businesses in the Heitman-Evans storefronts; the Morris Plan Co. of Fort Myers and First Federal Savings and Loan Association. Green wooden benches, like the one in the circa-1935 photo, used to be located throughout downtown. They served as convenient resting spots to people-watch or catch up on the news with friends. In fact, in the historic photo (center), a group of men are doing just that down at a bench at the Bradford corner across Hendry Street. As for JS Tarrer & Sons, it was a relatively short-lived business. By the start of World War II the Tampa Morning Tribune and Wilbur K. Martindale radios had moved into the boom-time building. Martindale would remain there for many years. Today, a court-reporting business is located where a poor tarpon once hung as symbol of another era on First. Visit the historic Leak Building, where in 1935, you had to watch out for tarpon as you strolled the sidewalk. Then walk a few more blocks to the Southwest Florida Museum of History to learn more about the economic importance of fishing to Fort Myers. For information, call 321-7430 or go to 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 historic photos of downtown when it had a working waterfront. 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 and Randy Wayne Whites Ultimate Tarpon Book, edited by Randy Wayne White and Carlene Fredericka Brennen. Today, a more business-like atmosphere prevails under the awning near First and Hendry, where the silver king used to be photographed photo by Gerri Reaves Circa 1935, a tarpon is photographed at JS Tarrer & Sons on First Street courtesy of Southwest Florida Historical Society THE RIVER MARCH 29, 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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THE RIVER MARCH 29, 20134 Harlem Heights Cultural Arts And Community Center Presents Nashville Songwriters On StageThree highly accomplished hit songwriters performed their popular compositions and told the stories behind them to benefit The Heights Center on March 20. The evening featured the famous Buddy Greene (Mary, Did You Know?), Grammy Award-winning Randy Thomas ( Butterfly Kisses) and Nashville hit-maker Regie Hamm (The Time of My Life). The 14,000 square-foot Heights Center opened in February and includes a performing arts hall and outdoor amphitheater. The centers mission is to promote family and community development, support education, health and wellness, and provide the benefits of enrichment, expressive and cultural arts in the Harlem Heights neighborhood. The center is located at 15570 Hagie Drive in Fort Myers. For more information, call 482-7706 or visit www.heightsfoundation.org. Bruce and Pam Stanley with Vicki and Buddy Green Kathryn Kelly and David Lucas Nashville songwriters Randy Thomas, Regie Hamm and Buddy Greene Randy Thomas and his wife, Lori, singing his hit, Whyd You Come In Here Lookin Like That? Dr. Joe Baby and Sheri Mitchell, Julie Workman, Regie Hamm, Coral and Duwayne Boudin Kay and Dennis Pearlman, Joe Catti, Curtright and Doreen Truitt Chinese & Japanese Cuisine Downtown Fort Myers (Post Oce Arcade Hotel Indigo) 1520 Broadway For Takeout & Delivery Tel: 334-6991 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEKMon-urs 11am 10pm Fri-Sat 11am 11pm Sun 12pm 9pm 5 250 S. Tamiami Trail, #109, Fort M y ers 33908 1 5 C all: 2 39 .2 88 6953 w ww.v i nosp i casso.co m w paint studio gallery wine bar Nightly sessions w/local artists

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5 THE RIVER MARCH 29, 2013 Exhibit On Fort Myers Pioneers And Seminole-Miccosukee IndiansFor the April Art Walk at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Woody Hanson, in collaboration with Harvey A. Moore, PhD, Rob Keller, Amy Williams, Tracy Haun and Houston Cypress, will present an engaging visual experience that reveals the personal and social relationships of the pioneers of Fort Myers and Floridas Seminole-Miccosukee Indians. Interpreting these parallel cultures is something Ive wanted to do for some time, said fifth-generation Fort Myers resident Woody Hanson. The juxtaposition of life in Fort Myers, a young and prospering town, and life in the Everglades or the Big Cypress Swamp, where ancestral cultures have been a constant for time eternal, is unimaginable but real, Hanson said. The exhibition includes over two hundred images of early Fort Myers and its pioneers, as well as rare views of one of Floridas most remote regions and the lives its Seminole and Miccosukee Indians lived there. The exhibit will open on April 5 during Art Walk and will be on display until April 24. The Davis Art Center is at 2301 First Street in the downtown Fort Myers River District. Fort Myers Pioneers and Seminole-Miccosukee Indians Early days in Fort Myers Complete Do-It Yourself Boa t P a rt s St o r e Marine Tradin g Post 15600 S an C arlos Blvd, Un i t 170, Ft M y ers ( Bes i de B ig Lots ) C all 437-7475 A dd iti o n a l L oca ti o n s : 1156 N. Tamiami Trail in North Fort M y er s C all 997-5777 2 397 Davis Blvd in Naple s C all 793-5800 H ou r s: 8am -5:30pm Mon-Sa t $ 99. 95 Sta i n l ess Stee l Power Coate d W hi te Due l Trumpet Horn B i m i n i To p $ 199 L arge Se l ect i on of Steer i n g W h ee l s

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THE RIVER MARCH 29, 20136 Hortoons Eastwood Wows MOAA Chaptersubmitted by Corky BoydRetired IRS executive and DOD Special Agent Thomas L. Eastwood gave a spellbinding talk to about 75 members of the Lee Coast Chapter of MOAA (Military Officers Association of America) at its March meeting. Eastwoods topic was about home grown spies; what prompted them to betray their country (almost exclusively for money), how they plied their trade and how they were caught. Among the spies was John Walker, a navy warrant officer, who for 17 years sold cryptographic keylists to the Soviets that enabled them to decipher much of the U.S. fleet communications. That resulted in their ability to keep track of U.S. ship and sub locations and revealed our success in locating their relatively noisy subs, a weakness soon corrected. Walker was done in by his former wife when he tried to recruit their son as a spy. Two other top level spies discussed were Aldrich Ames (CIA) and Robert Hanssen (FBI), whose revelations led to the discovery and execution of numerous U.S. intelligence operatives in the Soviet Union/Russian Federation. Hanssen also blew the cover on a tunnel being dug under the Soviet Embassy. Both Ames and Hanssen were ferreted out when it became evident there were moles operating in U.S. agencies. Speaker Eastwood was one of six superb speakers to address Lee Coast MOAA. The chapter meets six times a year for dinner meetings at Crown Colony Golf and Country Club. Members are retired, active duty or former officers. For information about joining Lee Coast MOAA, contact Joe Smaha at 3950776. John Bathke, right, presents the colors to speaker Thomas L. Eastwood in appreciation of his talk Edison & Ford Estates Open Easter SundayThe Edison & Ford Winter Estates, located at 2350 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers, will be open Easter Sunday, March 31 from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Programs include: Historian Led Tours throughout the day of the homes and gardens of the two inventors and their families Audio Tour available in English, German and Spanish Museum demonstrations throughout the day include the Edison phonograph every half hour Edison Ford members are free. In addition to providing the opportunity to explore the winter retreats of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, the site also offers opportunities for the public to enjoy its park-like environment for special events, weddings, corporate functions, and art workshops as well as educational programs throughout the year. For additional information, call 3347419 or visit www.edisonfordwinterestates.org. Coconut Hunt At Veterans ParkColored coconuts and candy filled eggs will be hidden in designated areas of the recreation center park grounds at Veterans Park in Lehigh Acres on Saturday, March 30. Bring your Easter basket. Registration is at 10 a.m. or go online to register at www.leepark.org Registration #624711. Cost is $5 per child. The event is limited to 100 participants. The hunt will take place at 10:30 a.m. and will be broken in to four different age groups (from ages 0 to 13). There will be games, face painting and activities for all participants. Prizes will be given for special eggs and different colored coconuts. There will be a surprise visit from the Easter Bunny. Veterans Park Recreation Center is at 55 Homestead Road South Republican Womens ClubThe Lee Republican Womens Club (Chartered) will hold its monthly luncheon meeting at the Crowne Plaza Holiday Inn, 13051 Bell Tower Drive in Fort Myers, on Tuesday, April 9. Social hour begins at 11:30 a.m., with the luncheon and program following at noon. Linda Doggett, Clerk of the Lee County Court, will be the featured speaker. The public and guests are welcome to attend. The cost of the luncheon is $17 per person. For reservations or more information, call 573-6913.

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7 THE RIVER MARCH 29, 2013 Cardboard Boat RegattaThe Rotary Club of Cape Coral will hold its annual Cardboard Boat Regatta on April 19 and 20 at Four Freedoms Park in Cape Coral. The regatta is open to participation from businesses, schools, youth groups, groups of friends, and non-profit organizations desiring to build a boat and participate. This is a team building experience, giving employees and groups an opportunity to work together toward a common goal. Register before April 1 and receive a discount on the entry fee per boat. For families, youth groups or individuals, the entry fee is $30 ($20 before April 1) or no charge if you build a sponsors boat. For clubs or organizations, the entry fee is $50 ($40 before April 1) or no charge if you build a sponsors boat. The entry fee for corporate teams is $275 ($250 before April 1), which includes one boat entry, two pre-event party passes, two event T-shirts and a stage mention. Citizens Challenge Race The Rotary Club will have three cardboard boats available for people who would like to join in the racing fun but do not have time to build a boat. For $10 per boat (maximum of two people in one boat), you can race in one of the multiple Citizens Challenge Race heats that will be run throughout the day. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third places. Monies raised benefit the Rotary Foundation. There are a limited number of spaces available. To register, email info@capecoralregatta.com or go online at http://www.capecoralregatta.com/ Index/Participate#citizen. Issued its charter by Rotary International in 1964, the Rotary Club of Cape Coral is a not-for-profit organization of approximately 75 men and women who meet for fellowship and a meal, to hear an informative program and to discuss and plan service projects. During its 40-plus year history, the Rotary Club of Cape Coral has counted among its members, many of the Lee County areas most influential business and professional leaders. For more information about the Rotary Club of Cape Coral, visit http:// www.capecoralrotary.com. Families and friends can join in Youth groups are welcome RI V FREE MARINA DOCKAGE Join us Easter Sunday For Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner or Snacks in Between!!! Plus Live entertainment all day Join us Easter Sunday For Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner or Snacks in Between!!! Plus Live entertainment all day Happy Hour All Day, Everyday w w w w wi wi w w w w w w w w wi wi wi wi wi wi wi wi wi wi wi wi wi wi wi wi wi wi wi i wi wi w w wi w wi i i w w w w w th th h th th th th h th th th th th th th h th th th th th th th th th th th th th h h th th th th th th h t th th th th h t t L L L iv iv v v iv e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e m m m mu m si si si si i i c c c c c c c c to to to to to to to t to to to to to t to o t o o o o o o o o o o! o! o! o! o! o! ! Special Easter delights and same great menu too. Starting at 8amCALL AHEAD SEATING AVAILABL E! 10% OFF LUNCH 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 Apr 5, 2013

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THE RIVER MARCH 29, 20138 Along The RiverOn Saturday, March 30, The Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Fort Myers Beach Elementary School and Bay Oaks Rec Center. Registration for the hunt begins at 8 a.m., start time is at 9 a.m. and the event is open to all children 12 years and younger. Children are reminded to bring baskets for the eggs. Refreshments for the children will be provided and the Easter Bunny will make an appearance; photographs with the famous rabbit are available. The Fort Myers Beach Elementary School is located at 2751 Oak Street. For information, call 454-7500 or go to www.fortmyersbeach.org. Need something new to wear for Easter? Cotton Daze is a stylish boutique with elegant-casual, Florida-specific ladies fashion. Owner Kal Bhatnager opened the stylish, yet affordable boutique nearly two years ago and recently moved to a more easily accessible location in Reflections Lakes Commons. From resort wear, cruise wear and European vacation wear, the Fort Myers shop offers a wide variety of bright and sunny tunics, pants, skirts and dresses from popular designers such as Escapada and Gretchen Scott, along with an exclusive selection of private label clothes. Cotton Daze also features shoes, purses and unique costume jewelry that beautifully accents its sunny apparel. Cotton Daze is located at 13550 Reflections Parkway, Suite 2-201, Fort Myers next to Jasons Deli. It is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 437-4555. On March 31, The Morgan House is open and serving its popular Easter Sunday Buffet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Chef Corry Blanton is preparing a special menu for the annual event. Reservations are suggested. The Morgan Houses main dining room is open during season for lunch Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., dinner Monday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and 5 to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The Terrace Bar menu is available upstairs at Top of the Town Monday through Saturday 3 p.m. to close. The Morgan House is located at 33 Patio de Leon in downtown Fort Myers historic River District. Call 337-3377 or go to www.morganhouserestaurant.com. Sanibel Islands Il Cielo announces a special menu for this years Easter Sunday. From noon to 5 p.m., patrons can enjoy the holiday menu offerings ranging from appetizers and second courses to entres and desserts. Appetizers include wild mushroom crostini with homestead goat cheese, blue fin crab cakes with oven-dried tomato remoulade, and roasted lamb ribs with sweet potato and pomegranate. Second-course options include a cream of roasted butternut soup and artisan green salad with walnuts, golden tomatoes and apple cider vinaigrette. The Easter dinner entres include a roast leg of spring lamb gremolata in a rosemary-mint jus, served with fingerling potatoes and French green beans; grilled prime strip steak in a wild mushroom demi glace, served with mashed sweet potatoes and wilted spinach; roast breast and free-range chicken in a tomato-vidalia onion jus lie, served with white truffle mashed potatoes and broccolini; and duet of herb roasted loch duart salmon and pan-seared Atlantic scallops, lobster ravioli, baby bok choy and preserved lemon-Chardonnay reduction. Patrons can complete their Easter meals with either a guittard chocolate mousse bombe or mixed berry short cake. Meaning the sky in Italian, Il Cielo is located at 1244 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel Island and features eclectic fine dining as well as the more casual Cloud 9 Grille. For more information, visit www.ilcielosanibel. com or call 472-5555. Grab a basket and head to the Fort Myers Beach Chambers annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday. Children 12 and younger are invited to participate and meet the Easter Bunny Chef Corry Blanton of The Morgan House has created an exciting menu for its annual Easter Sunday Buffet in the historic Patio de Leon in downtown Fort Myers A DYNAMIC DUO by Jocelyn Miller!Tanglewood Plantation Celebrating One Year Amazon Kindle Best Seller! NEW! Tanglewood Plantation II, Adventure in the EvergladesAvailable in paperback and kindle at www.amazon.com Available locally at: MacIntosh Books and Paper 2407 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-1447 Please visit our River Weekly News online advertisers at www.islandsunnews.com. You can click through to their Web sites for more information about real estate, shopping, restaurants and services. Just click on the logos surrounding the front page.

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9 THE RIVER MARCH 29, 2013 Good Friday Concert Is Open To The CommunityFirst Baptist Church of Fort Myers will present its annual Good Friday concert, Portrait of Grace, on Friday, March 29 at 7 p.m. at the church, located at the corner of Jackson and Second Street in Downtown Fort Myers. The public is invited to attend free of charge. Portrait of Grace, led by director of Music Ministries Joseph Caulkins, will include a variety of musical presentations by First Baptist Sanctuary Choir, handbells and soloists. It will also feature the churchs music ministry outreach ensemble Vocal Artistry and a professional orchestra led by Reiko Niiya. Woven together with biblical narration, the stirring music of Portrait of Grace tells the story of Jesus, featuring a new cantata by Mark Hayes, The Power of the Cross, with soprano soloist Jeana Malone. Other performances will include a four-hand piano duet with Teresa Davis and Judy Richey and Vocal Artistry will present Jeffrey L. Ames In Remembrance with clarinetist Scott Ellington and The Ground by contemporary composer Ola Gjeilo with a string quartet. A special rendition of Andrew Lloyd Webbers Pie Jesu will be sung by Michelle and Joseph Caulkins. At each concert, Vocal Artistry shines the spotlight on other nonprofit organizations in the Southwest Florida area. Partners are chosen based on their financial and awareness need basis; concerts help to raise a little extra of both. A free-will offering will be collected during the concert and proceeds will benefit the PACE Center for Girls of Lee County. First Baptist Church Sanctuary Choir and Vocal Artistry Holy Week Services At St. Raphaels ChurchThe following Holy Week services will be offered by St. Raphaels by the Sea Anglican Church of Fort Myers Beach: Palm Sunday: Eucharistic Mass 10 a.m. at the Beach Movie Theatre, 6425 Estero Blvd. Maundy Thursday: Eucharistic Mass 7:30 p.m. at the Beach Baptist Church, 130 Connecticut Street. Good Friday: Beach Ministerial Association Ecumenical Service Noon at St. Peters Lutheran Church, 3751 Estero Blvd. Easter Vigil: Eucharistic Mass 7 p.m. at Beach Baptist Church. Easter Sunrise Service: Beach Ministerial Association Ecumenical Service 6:30 a.m. at Lynn Hall Park and Pier, 950 Estero Blvd. Easter Service: Eucharistic Mass 10 a.m. at the Beach Movie Theatre. For additional information, call 4649823 or email saintraphaelsbythesea. org. We Proudly Brew 2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, Fl 33957 Ph: 239.472.0606 www.SanibelIslandCow.com 395 7 7 P P P P P h h h h: h: 2 2 2 2 2 39 39 39 39 4 4 72 0606wwwSanibelIslandCowcom aij amandasislandjewelswww. .com amandasislandjewelsAmandas Island JewelsAvailable Here & Onlinewww.AmandasIslandJewels.com Tropical Outdoor Patio Seating Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow with our Famous Stone Crabs1/2 lb & 1 lb. quantities Appetizers & Full Dinners Best Prices On The Planet Fun "new" Moo Wear for all ages Come Try our Come Try our NEW NEW Cowlicious Cowlicious Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials Sanibels Most Award Winning RestaurantServing Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week. Snacks In-between Live Music! Outdoor Seating LIVE LIVE MUSIC MUSIC s s Always Fresh ...Always! way s! w w Always Fresh ...Always Fun! Servin A ..Always

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THE RIVER MARCH 29, 201310 Pace Center Raises $30,000 At Grande Dames TeaPACE Center for Girls of Lee County raised $30,000 at the 5th annual Grande Dames Tea March 15 at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre in Fort Myers. Thelma Hodges of Naples, Helen ORourke McClary of Matlacha and Ettie Francis Walsh of Fort Myers were honored for their roles in Southwest Florida history and their decades of service and helping others. Mei-Mei Chan, The NewsPress Media Group president and publisher, served as mistress of ceremonies. Co-chairs of the event were Sandy Stilwell and Cheryl Komnick, who are members of the PACE Lee Board of Directors. These three outstanding women come from varied backgrounds and offered some insightful advice for the audience and the PACE girls, Stilwell said. Our theme of The Wisdom of Age Honoring the Female Spirit was so appropriate because each of these women has much to share from their own lifes journey, Komnick said. This is the fifth year of the historic Grande Dames Tea. Previous honorees have included philanthropists Berne Davis, Eleanore Kleist and Barbara B. Mann in 2009; Jeanne Bochette, Helen Hendry and Veronica Shoemaker in 2010; Myra Daniels, Kathleen Nealon and Mimi Straub in 2011; and Michel Doherty, Mavis Stinson Miller and Anna Boots Tolles in 2012. The Grande Dames Tea was originated by PACE Center for Girls of Lee County to honor women who have played major roles in Southwest Florida history through decades of service, philanthropy and helping others. The agenda for the tea included interaction between the PACE girls and the three grande dames, in a question and answer format. White House-Black Market was the title sponsor. Other major sponsors were the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre and Edison National Bank, along with media sponsors Grandeur Magazine and The News-Press Media Group. Grande Dames Thelma Hodges of Naples, Ettie Francis Walsh of Fort Myers and Helen ORourke McClary of Matlacha 2011 Grande Dame Kathleen Nealon and her daughter Kimberly Nealon Grande Dames Tea Co-chair Sandy Stilwell, PACE Lee Board Chair Gail Markham and Mistress of Ceremonies Mei-Mei Chan, publisher of The News-Press Media Group 2009 Grande Dame Eleanore Kleist, Susan Bennett and Jennifer McMillen Grande Dames Tea Co-chair Cheryl Komnick Linda Hart and 2012 Grande Dame Anna Boots Tolles of Cape Coral 2012 Grande Dame Mavis Miller and her husband T. Wainwright Miller, Jr. Fort Myers Mayor Randy Henderson and Acting Lee County Manager Doug Meurer 2009 Grande Dame Berne Davis A Day Of Grace To Benefit RachelRedeemer Lutheran Church will hold A Day of Grace on April 6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event is being held to raise money to benefit a young lady named Rachel, age 22, who suffers from cerebral palsy, Turners syndrome, seizure disorder and other conditions. She has many medical needs. There will be live Christian entertainment from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. including the debut of Vital, Redeemers own contemporary worship band, and national recording artist Gayla James, Element 646, C-Krew and Messiah Clown Troupe. Table seating is available. There will be a kid-friendly zone with giant slide, cotton candy, popcorn, and many games along with a radio roadshow from 98.5 Way FM from noon to 4 p.m. Local businesses and craft vendors will be on site as well as a local author to share her D.O.G. story and sign copies of her book. Fresh produce from local farmers will be available for purchase. Cost of admission is a canned item or two to benefit the CCMI soup kitchen and pantry. Redeemer Lutheran Church is at 3950 Winkler Avenue Extension, Fort Myers, phone 274-0145. Painting Sale To Raise Funds For St. RaphaelsA framed piece of artwork created by nationally-known artist Laura McCreery Jordan is currently being auctioned off by St. Raphaels by the Sea Anglican Church on Fort Myers Beach. Jordans mother, Ann Keholm, was one of the founding members of the church. Although Keholm now lives in Fort Myers, Jordans grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Mitchell still reside in Fort Myers Beach.continued on page 32

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11 THE RIVER MARCH 29, 2013 Mastersingers Join With Fort Myers High For Annual Spring ConcertFort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers have invited Fort Myers High Schools top choirs to participate in the Mastersingers annual spring concert. The concert, Celebration & Reflection, is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 6 at First Presbyterian Church in Bonita Springs and 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 7 at Faith Presbyterian Church in Cape Coral. Among the works the combined choirs will be performing is Mozarts Missa Brevis in D. Mozart composed this piece when he was the age of the students that make up the high schools Greenwave Singers, the schools 40-voice mixed choir, and Fermata, the female choir. The program also includes works by early 20th century composer Gerald Finzi, Broadways Leonard Bernstein and contemporary composer Daniel Forrest. The high school choirs have previously teamed with the Mastersingers on Handels Messiah and Daniel Pinkhams Christmas Cantata. Greenwave and Fermata have earned superior ratings from the District 11 Music Performance Assessment. Matt Koller, director of the FMHS Choral Department, will conduct the Mozart work. This collaboration allows the students to perform wonderful choral works in a professional setting with a professional orchestra, said Mastersingers Artistic Director Jeff Faux. Our hope is that this experience will inspire these singers to continue to pursue the choral art at this high a level throughout their lifetimes. Tickets for the concert are $25 for adults and $15 for students. Call 275-5557 or 936-4129 (evenings). Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers in concert 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. Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email press@riverweekly.com

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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 16THE RIVER MARCH 29, 201312

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SeriesNewOpportunitiesat Shell Point Shell Points Life Enrichment Series offers the opportunity to discover new things about yourself and the world you live in. Concerts, presentations, lectures, shows, special events, and more! The public is invited and many of these events are FREE! UpcomingEvents (239) 466-1131 www.shellpoint.org Visit www.shellpoint.org/LES for full listings of this months events! Shell Point Retirement Community is located in Fort Myers, 2 miles before the Sanibel Causeway.Shell Point is a non-profit ministry of The Christian and Missionary Alliance Foundation 2013 Shell Point. All rights reserved. SLS-2433-13Mar 31Diane Bish at 6:15pm. Diane Bish is the most visible and influential classical organist performingtoday. Her performanceshave been hailed by critics as stunning, virtuoso, fiery and astonishing. Tickets are $10. Visit www.shellpoint.org/seasonofpraise or call (239) 454-2147.Apr 1to5Shell Point Annual Photo Show from 9am to 3pm. The Shell Point Annual Photo Show will be inside the Resident Activity Center on The Island at Shell Point. See the amazing photographic talents of residents in categories from abstract to pets. This event is free and open to the public. For information call (239) 454-2290.Apr 3,9,17&23Discover Shell Point Tour and Presentation at 10am. Join us for a group presentation about the Lifestyle and LIfecare available at Shell Point followed by a narrated bus tour of the community.Call (239) 466-1131 or 1-800-780-1131 to reserve your place.Apr 4 Carpe Diem String Quartet at 7:30pm. With theirinnovative programming,electrifying performances, and a passion for audience engagement, Carpe Diem is revitalizing the chamber music experience. Tickets are $35. Visit www.shellpoint.org/concerts or call (239) 454-2067. Apr 21Women Who Dare To Believe at 6:15pm. Two veteran actresses bring to life 21 women from the Scriptures with a faith based musical drama entitled: Women Who Dare to Believe. Tickets are $10. Visit www.shellpoint.org/seasonofpraise or call (239) 454-2147. at 10am. Shell Point invites you to tour its newest assisted living residence, The Springs. Join us for a free Tea and Tour event to see our month-to-month private pay assisted living facility. This opportunity gives you the flexibility to experience Shell Points assisted living services on your terms. Whether you are looking for a short-term stay or a place to truly call home, we have the perfect option for you. T o reserve your place for the T ea and T our call (239) 454-2077 by A pril 19. FREE FREE FREE! Apr13,14&15Shell Point Bi-Annual Quilt Show April 13 from 10am to 4pm, April 14 fromnoon to 4pm and April 15 from 10am to 2pm. The intricately-designed quilts created by Shell Point residents will be on display to celebrate My Heritage. Vote on the viewers choice, listen to resident musicians and view orchids from the Orchid House. This event is free and open to the public. For information call (239) 454-2290. Tour The Springs Assisted Living!Apr 25 FREE13 THE RIVER MARCH 29, 2013

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THE RIVER MARCH 29, 201314 Spring High Tides Are Just Around The Cornerby Capt. Matt MitchellConditions out the water this week seemed different every day, what with changing wind directions, a few really unseasonably cold mornings, one day with a lightning storm and even a few days with no moving tide. Dishing was still good if you picked the right species to target for the conditions the day gave you. During the first part of the week, our tides were as bad as they get with an 18-hour incoming tide only raising the water about a foot. Add to that, there was no wind at all to move the water, resulting in slick, calm conditions. I chose to spend my time in the passes and also targeting open water structure out in the bay. Over the years, I have learned which channel markers contain bottom structure and generally hold fish. These slack tides proved the perfect set-up for this. Some of these channel markers were on fire, with sheepshead up to five pounds, catch-and-release gag grouper action and even a few Spanish mackerel. For a slack tide day, I was very happy to find any action at all. As tides slowly improved by midweek, I began to target redfish. The action was good once you found the fish. Oyster bars in the middle sound not only held good numbers of redfish but also some whopper trout. After struggling to find a redfish bite, I went to a well known bar that I could only just get into on the middle phase of the incoming tide. Once set up, the redfish bite was on fire. At one point, we even had a triple hook-up along with several double hook-ups on redfish. Live shrimp pitched up into a deep sand pothole caught 13 redfish that day in just over an hour, with the fish measuring from 16 to 24 inches. Returning that afternoon, we caught another seven on the falling tide just a little further down the same bar. Trout fishing out on the open grass flats in three to five feet of water also provided good action this week. On calmer days, this was a great go-to either while waiting for the right tide stage for redfish or if you just wanted some rod bending action. Popping corks rigged with a live shrimp caught trout after trout. The average trout size really started to increase this week, with most fish now measuring just at the 15-inch minimum along with a few in the mix up to and over 20 inches. The Picnic Island flats were a good place to bend a rod with ladyfish, jacks and Spanish mackerel in the mix along with the trout. The incoming tide bite here was pretty much wide open at times with fish caught just about every cast. This area was loaded with boats and everywhere you looked, people were hooked up. This is what spring is all about. Winter-like conditions are going to be sticking around for much later than expected. In the weather forecast for this week, we have some record-setting low morning temperatures. Despite this unwelcome cold, we do have some awesome spring time high tides for targeting redfish under the mangroves. Afternoon high tides next week are massive highs, with some of the tides even over the 2.5-foot mark. When I see tides like this in the future, my fishing will be all about targeting redfish. Mangrove shorelines that we have not been able to fish since last fall will finally be accessible and the redfish bite should really go off.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. Art Coffey from Carmel, Indiana with a 24-inch gator trout caught while fishing with Capt. 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The trail will be closed again on Monday, April 8 through Wednesday, April 10 to finish work. The trail will open again on Thursday, April 11 unless prevented by unforeseen delays. Further announcements will be made at that time. This new boardwalk will link The Sanibel School with the Indigo Trail. It will offer school children and visitors the opportunity to climb two-story pavilion and observation tower to view alligators and other wildlife safely. Construction of the boardwalk will be completed this summer. 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. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com

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15 THE RIVER MARCH 29, 2013 Festival Celebrates Southwest FloridaEast County Water Control District (ECWCD) is hosting its 2nd annual Wings Over Water Festival (WOW) on Friday, April 5 and Saturday, April 6 at Harns Marsh to help the public discover the beauty of Southwest Floridas water, land and wildlife. The two-day festival celebrates Southwest Floridas natural resources and includes presentations from experts, an array of exhibits from local organizations, kids activities, food, guided walks and a rubber duck race. Admission to the festival is free of charge. ECWCDs mission is to preserve and protect the water resources within its boundaries. In the early 1980s, ECWCD transformed the 578-acre farmland into an active stormwater facility, Harns Marsh, to filter water and reduce flooding to the Orange River. The water control structures have helped create a lush habitat for snail kites, limpkin and more than 140 species of animals. Harns Marsh is located in the eastern portion of Lee County located off of Sunshine Boulevard in Lehigh Acres. The WOW festival kicks off on Friday, April 5 from 8 to 11 a.m. with a guided nature walk through Harns Marsh. Explore its history; learn about its water control features; and discover the flora and fauna. Following the walk, ECWCD Manager David E. Lindsay and Lee County Parks and Recreation, 20/20 Program Land Stewardship Manager Cathy Olson will host a joint presentation to discuss the future plans/development for Harns Marsh and the West Marsh. Admission is free. Reservations are preferred, but not required. RSVP online at http://www.april5wowfestivalnaturewalkharnsmarsh.eventbrite.com. On Saturday, April 6, the district will host a variety of on-site activities from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. including lectures from experts; exhibitions by wildlife and education-related organizations and businesses; childrens activities, guided walks and viewing of various species of flora and fauna. Speakers include: Dr. Jerry Jackson, professor of ecological sciences at Florida Gulf Coast University. His expertise focuses on forest and coastal ecosystems, bird management issues associated with aviation, and the history of ornithology. Calusa Nature Center and Planetariums Steve Snakeman Masek will introduce guests to a variety of invasive exotic animals that are threatening native populations of Southwest Florida animals. He will feature live pythons and lizards commonly captured in the local area, such as the Burmese python, Tegu lizard and others. Mark Renz, fossil guide and author of numerous books on Florida fossils. He will share insights on the world of fossiling and will have bones and teeth from prehistoric animals like mammoth, mastodon, sloth, armadillo, dugong and sharks on hand. Charles Sobzack, author of multiple books, including, The Living Gulf Coast A Nature Guide to Southwest Florida He will share his expertise on the wildlife of Southwest Florida. As a special addition this year, Dr. Jerry Jackson will host a bird walk through Harns Marsh from 8 to 9 a.m. before the official start of the festival. Admission is free. Space is limited. Reservations are preferred online at http://www.april6wowfestivalbirdwalkharnsmarsh.eventbrite.com/. For more information, visit www.wingsoverwaterfestival.com or call 368-0044 ext. 17. Harns Marsh Harns Marsh Jim Hull and Bob Howard shared the history of Harns Marsh and stormwater benefits to a full house 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. www.SeabreezeN u rseries.com (239 ) 5 60-1 4 2 2 W hitey or Sooty Mold? W e can help! A sk about our Season Discount! F REE Lan d scape Consu l tation Visit our Website for more detail s m s, P al m e s, n ativ e n s c roto n d s, bromelia d e s, butter y bush e r e & mu ch m or Reservations Required for All Cruises All Cruises(239)472-5300Cruises depart from beautiful Captiva Islandwww.captivacruises.com Call for departure timeTHE BEST WAY TO SEE THE ISLANDS IS FROM THE WATER 10 a.m. Island Cruise to Useppa Or Cabbage Key Adventure Sailing Cruises 4:00 p.m. Dolphin Watch Cruise Beach & Shelling Cruise Sunset Serenade Cruise with Island Musicians

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THE RIVER MARCH 29, 201316 Islanders Help FGCU Students Realize Their Dreamssubmitted by Michael SaenzWith the support of many islanders, the Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education has been able to offer Florida Gulf Coast University students exciting opportunities as part of the centers Student Associates for a Greener Environment (SAGE) program. The development and implementation of the program was directly supported by funds raised during last years Rachel Carson Distinguished Lecture Weekend on Sanibel Island. The annual fundraiser on Sanibel concludes this weekend and proceeds benefit grants, scholarly publications, student employment and ongoing educational events. What may appear as a traditional soire at the beach holds a higher purpose for FGCU students who benefit from the employment and scholarly opportunities provided by the center throughout the year. Gifts are currently being matched up to a total of $12,000 by Sanibel residents Peter and Mallory Haffenreffer, who graciously host the annual fundraiser. Last years contributions helped to fund the SAGE program. SAGE acts as the student branch of the center and gives students the opportunity to work with a faculty member or other mentor on a project that advances the centers mission through innovative educational research methods, emergent eco-pedagogies and educational philosophy and practice based on ethics of care and sustainability. The center helps both mentors and mentees realize their goals through financial support and professional facilitation. Students who become associates are expected to make a serious commitment to SAGE, the mission of the center, and to environmental and sustainability education at FGCU at large. Seven grants were awarded in 2012 to both students and faculty for a total of $2,687 and projects are currently underway. Recent projects have been diverse and range from the development of an alternative dissection program for FGCU to native habitat restoration. Other projects include the development of a Junior Naturalist program for underprivileged students, restoration and improvement of an urban food hub and farm in the local community, and the construction of an anaerobic digester to transform preand post-consumer food waste and other biodegradable materials produced on the FGCU campus into methane via anaerobic microbes. The methane produced will then be used to fuel a generator and will provide a sustainable source of power to the university, while the compost produced as a byproduct will be utilized by the FGCU Food Forest as fertilizer. Contributions to the center help further unique research and educational programs, like SAGE, and will continue to facilitate a variety of mini-grants and other scholarly endeavors both at home and abroad. These opportunities would not be available without the dedication and philanthropic support from the Sanibel Island community. For more information or to make a contribution, call Center Director Peter Blaze Corcoran at 590-7166, email cese@fgcu.edu or visit the center at www.fgcu.edu/ cese. Fort Myers Mayor Randy Henderson Jr., center, with city officials and local contributors at the ribbon-cutting of the center-su pported Roots Heritage Urban Food Hub located on Martin Luther King Boulevard in Fort MyersFrom 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. ISLAND INSURANCE SERVICE Kathleen Papaleo President Mark OBrien General Manager Susan Barnes Personal Lines Gina Loeber Agent 703 Tarpon Bay Rd, Sanibel, FL (239) 472-3022 Summer is over and its time to enjoy those beautiful winter days in Paradise. Have an insurance question? Call our office today for a new Auto quote. Our email address is press@riverweekly.com

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17 THE RIVER MARCH 29, 2013 CROW Case Of The Week Kemps Ridleyby Patricia MolloyA Kemps ridley was found floating in the water by a concerned boater who rescued the turtle and transported it to Fort Myers Beach. It arrived at CROW depressed, dehydrated and weighing only 38 pounds. It was immediately evident to the expert wildlife veterinarian staff at the clinic that the turtle was suffering from brevetoxins caused by ingesting the algae responsible for red tide. Of the five sea turtle species that swim in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, the Kemps ridley (Lepidochelys kempii) is the smallest, with an average adult weight of 100 pounds. These rare turtles reach maturity at 10 to 15 years and live to be 40 to 50 years old. Kemps tend to grow faster than other species of sea turtles, which leads to their shorter lifespan. They are also the most endangered of the U.S. sea turtles. The behavior that makes these sea turtles exceptional is their synchronized nesting habits, one of the most unique in the natural world. According to NOAA Fisheries, large groups of Kemps ridleys gather off a particular nesting beach near Rancho Nuevo, Mexico in the state of Tamaulipas. Then, wave upon wave of females come ashore and nest in what is known as an arribada, which means arrival in Spanish. The day after admission, Dr. Helen asked permission from Dr. Heather to place the patient in one of CROWs outdoor pools. It would be great if we could get her outside in a pool today and really assess her out there. Its hard to fully evaluate them in a tub where she is laying on her heavy shell and cannot swim. Dr. Heather agreed but cautioned, Keep the salinity at the low end of the permissible range right now because she came in as a floater and the more saline the water is, the harder it will be for her to get down if she wants to. Dr. Heather added, If she really perks up in the pool, we may start her on day camp. But we need her back in quickly today to obtain blood work and take radiographs. Day camp is important for a sea dwelling turtle, because it allows it to return to a zero gravity environment and not have its entire body weight sitting on its shell. With permission from the federal government, CROW is allowed to dry dock certain sea turtle patients as long as there is enough water in the tub to keep their skin properly hydrated. This Kemps ridley will require many weeks of rehabilitation since it is a reptile, which tend to heal very slowly. If you would like to help the clinic staff in their efforts to care for this rare and beautiful sea turtle, go to CROWs website and make a donation to patient #0398. CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a nonprofit 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 4723644 or visit www. crowclinic.org. Thanks to CROWs caring staff, this Kemps ridley rests comfortably on a soft towel whenever dry docked to take some of the pressure off of its plastron, or undershell Free Beach HappeningsLee County Parks & Recreation invites you to see whats available at our area beaches. Lynn Hall Park Laughter is the best medicine and you dont need a doctors prescription. Just open wide and say Ha! Laughter Yoga is fun and its free. Join hosts Meg Scott and Jeanette Bevilacqua for simple rhythmic clapping, mild stretching, deep breathing and laughter exercises just for the health of it. Lift your mood and laugh away your stress every Friday at 8 a.m. Lynn Hall Park is located at 950 Estero Boulevard in Fort Myers Beach. Lighten up and learn to take yourself and life a little less seriously. No yoga experience needed. Bring a beach towel. This program is free. There is a parking fee of $2 per hour. Visit www.laughteryogawithmegscott.com or www.laughteryoga.org for more information. Matanzas Pass Preserve Join our naturalist on our Mangrove Walk, a leisurely, educational guided walk through Matanzas Pass Preserve and enjoy our newly accessible redesigned boardwalks. Learn about the diverse plant community including a maritime oak hammock, transitional wetlands and a mangrove forest. Walks are held each Thursday beginning at 9:30 a.m. and last approximately 1.5 hours. This is a free walk and parking is free, but space is limited so come early. Meet at the entrance of the preserve. For those interested in learning more about the islands history, be sure to stop by the Historic Cottage, open every Wednesday and Saturday between the hours of 10 a.m. and noon. Guide maps and QR code cards are available at the entrance to the preserve if you prefer to take a self-guided visit or just stop to meditate at our peace pole. Matanzas Pass Preserve is located at 199 Bay Road in Fort Myers Beach. Visit www.leeparks.org for more information. Bowditch Point Park Follow our naturalist on a Barrier Island Guided Walk as they lead you through the preserve and shoreline areas that make up Bowditch Point Park. If youre fortunate, you may even get an up close visit from one of our park gopher tortoises or see the young osprey peaking out of their nest. Our guide will show you the importance of the barrier islands, their unique ecosystem and how they protect the mainland. Explore the beachfront tropical hardwoods, coastal scrub and wetland plant communities. Our walks take place each Tuesday from 9:30 to 11 a.m. and Friday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and continue each week through April. Parking is $2 per hour or free with a valid Lee County Parks & Recreation parking sticker. Meet on the upper patio for this free walk. Bowditch Point Park is located at the north tip of Estero Island, at 50 Estero Boulevard in Fort Myers Beach. Visit www.leeparks. org for more information.continued on page 32 Now accepting reservations for Now accepting reservations for EASTER EASTER SUNDAY SUNDAY Open at 4 pm Open at 4 pm featuring featuring Roast Rack of Lamb Roast Rack of Lamb with a dijon-garlic and panko crust with a dijon-garlic and panko crust JOYOUS JOYOUS EASTER EASTER

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THE RIVER MARCH 29, 201318 Plant SmartPink Woodsorrelby Gerri ReavesPink woodsorrel ( Oxalis debilis ) is a non-native perennial herb that has escaped cultivation and become naturalized in Florida. This low-growing plant crops up in lawns, fields, disturbed sites, and along roadsides. It ranges in height from only a few inches to almost a foot. A native of tropical America, it is one of several species of oxalis in the state. If you see a very similar plant with tiny yellow flowers, its likely to be common yellow woodsorrel (Oxalis corniculata), a Florida native. The leaves, composed of three heartshaped leaflets, give it another common name, shamrock plant. The five-petaled flowers, which range in color from violet to lavender to pink, bloom throughout most of the year on long delicate stalks. Funnel-shaped and less than an inch across, they are streaked in the centers. Depending on how it behaves in a given landscape, homeowners consider this drought-tolerant plant either desirable or an invasive weed. It spreads readily by rhizomes, or underground root-like stems, so its best to confine it to a container. As the Latin name Oxalis implies, the trifoliate leaves contain oxalic acid and have a somewhat bitter taste, as do the oxalate-rich salad greens spinach and arugula. Sources: Florida Wild Flowers and Roadside Plants by C. Ritchie Bell and Bryan J. Taylor and Wildflowers of Florida Field Guide by Jaret C. Daniels and Stan Tekiela, Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. 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. Pink woodsorrel is a naturalized ornamental, sometimes considered an invasive weed. Because of its clover-like leaves, it is also called the shamrock plant. Caring For Your PlantsSpring Tipsby Justen DobbsSpring is here! That means our temperatures warm up and our rainy season is knocking at the door. We are spoiled here in Florida because we have a year-round growing season, which means we can plant new plants and trees pretty much any time of year. This does not hold true in colder northern states in which new trees and plants have to be planted at the very beginning of the warm season so that they can anticipate warm weather for good root development. Although we dont have to necessarily plant in spring in South Florida, there are certain measures that homeowners can take to benefit their landscapes health and beauty: 1. Apply a granular slow release fertilizer to all of your palms and plants at the onset of spring. As temperatures warm, plants increase their nutrient uptake. Make sure to use a quality granular fertilizer with numbers close to 8-10-10. The fertilizer should have all the trace elements in it: boron, manganese, magnesium, etc. If you are unsure of where to find good, quality fertilizer, contact your lawn maintenance company or landscaper and they can probably take care of it for you. The average landscape should cost around $150 to 300 to fertilize professionally. 2. For plants around your house: cut back your hibiscus, arboricola, bougainvillea, and other bushy plants by 50 percent or more right before you leave to go back up north. This will promote new growth during spring and summer which will benefit the plants appearance and health once fall arrives. You can also cut back your dracenea, bird of paradise, any other tropical plant that has a clustering habit. These plants will regenerate and produce a new thicker appearance. 3. Get an annual check-up on your plants, trees and grass. Have them inspected for pests, rot, disease, and lack of nutrition. There are a lot of new pests that have made their way to Southwest Florida and they can cause a lot of damage if not properly addressed. Many times, your current lawn maintenance crew is not equipped to diagnose and treat these potential issues and you will need to hire a professional landscaper or pest control company. 4. Lastly, dont listen to your neighbor down the street who claims to have 20 years of landscaping experience up north, making them an expert on your yard. Northern plants and trees are in no way related to our Florida plants and trees, so it is prudent to find a local professional you can trust. Ask them for their credentials and a list of references. These simple tips will greatly benefit your landscape and give you peace of mind before leaving to go up north. If you area a year-round resident, these suggestions can be implemented two to three times a year if possible. Dobbs is a landscape architect in south Florida specializing in custom, upscale landscapes. He can be reached at seabreezenurseries@gmail.com. Have your lawn and trees fertilized before our summer rain To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732

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19 THE RIVER MARCH 29, 2013 From page 1An Evening In ParisAlso returning this year is cellist Diaz, winner of the First Prize in the 1986 Naumburg International Cello Competition. His numerous orchestral appearances around the globe include engagements with the Atlanta Symphony, performances with the American Symphony at Carnegie Hall, the symphony orchestras of Milwaukee, Seattle, Rochester, the Boston Pops and Esplanade Orchestras, the Chicago Symphony at the Ravinia Festival and the National Symphony Orchestra. Among the highlights of Dazs recent seasons are tours of Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan, Hawaii and Canada as well as appearances in Chile, Venezuela, Argentina and the Dominican Republic. He has also appeared with Russias Saratov Symphony and toured in New Zealand with the New Zealand Chamber Orchestra. Currently, he is Associate Professor at Southern Methodist University. Griffith, violist, received his M.M. degree from the Juilliard School. He is a former member of the Hudson String Quartet in New York, faculty member of Point-Counterpoint Chamber Music Camp in Vermont, and director of the New Arts Festival in Fort Myers. Griffith is a Florida native and has been a member of the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra since 1988. He has successfully managed the acquisition, planning, design and restoration of the historic Federal Building in downtown Fort Myers, transforming it into the premier fine art center now known as the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. At the age of 15, pianist Chen debuted with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under conductor Andr Previn. In 1990, she became the youngest winner ever of the National Chopin Competition, was one of the inaugural recipients of the Irving S. Gilmore Young Artists Award, and was named a Presidential Scholar by the National Foundation for the Arts. Since then, her career has flourished, adding Young Concert Artists International Auditions and Washington International Competition to her numerous awards. Chen has garnered critical acclaim for her engagements with leading orchestras and concert halls worldwide, with reviewers exclaiming that having pianist Wendy Chen on the program is a guarantee that sparks will fly. Tickets to the Evening In Paris are $125 per person, or $1,000 for a table of eight. The event is hosted by Alexandra Bremner and Sally Joslyn, and is sponsored by Family Thrift. For tickets or information, visit www.sbdac.com or call the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center at 333-1933. Jim Griffith Wendy Chen From page 1Shell Point Photo Showphotographers to professionals, this show reflects the outstanding talent of Shell Point residents. Photos on display will feature categories such as travel, nature, abstract, still life, wildlife, Shell Point community shots and more. In addition to the juried category, a category for non-juried photographs that encourages a range of variety and diverse themes will be on display. This event is open to the public. For more information, call Melody Desilets, volunteer coordinator, at 4542290. Great Blue Heron In Flight by Frank Moore WINE, DINE & RELAX 1 2984 S. C l eve l an d Ave., F ort M yers w ww. b rattasristorante.co m nl ine Reservations Avai l a bl e 239 -4 33 -444 9 On Serving American & Italian Cuisine Open 4pm Daily live entertainment & n m & m FIND US 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 Doug Renfroe And Friends In ConcertSt. Peter Lutheran Church presents Doug Renfroe and Friends in concert Tuesday, April 9 at 7 p.m. The internationally renowned bass-baritone will perform a program of classical, operatic and Broadway favorites. Well-known in our area, the Fort Myers resident has appeared at numerous venues in the United States and Europe including the Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. His talent and engaging personality provide for an amazing and entertaining concert experience. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. A free-will offering will be taken. St. Peter Lutheran is located at 3751 Estero Boulevard in Fort Myers Beach. For more information, call 463-4251. Doug Renfroe To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732

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THE RIVER MARCH 29, 201320 FWC Invites Input On Draft Plans To Conserve Eight SpeciesThe snowy plover, American oystercatcher, black skimmer and least tern lay their eggs and hatch their young on Florida beaches, spoil islands and rooftops. Loss and degradation of habitat are major threats to the shorebirds survival, with their colonies and nesting areas becoming fewer and more fragmented. Because of their declining numbers in Florida and habitat loss, these beach-nesting birds qualify for listing as state-threatened species. The just-released draft action plan for imperiled beach-nesting birds is among the second group of draft species action plans covering 60 species that the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is unveiling in 2013. The alligator snapping turtle, Florida bonneted bat, white-crowned pigeon and Florida tree snail also have newly drafted species action plans. The public is invited to review and comment on the plans at http://share1.myfwc.com/ISMP/default. aspx now through April 23. Earlier this year, the FWC released the first group of draft species action plans that included 23 species. The agency will roll out the remaining plans later this spring and summer. For a full list of species and to review all of the draft species action plans, visit our website at www.MyFWC. com/WildlifeHabitats and select Imperiled Species. The draft action plan for imperiled beach-nesting birds spells out steps to conserve these four species with the ultimate goal that they no longer will be listed as threatened. The dynamic nature of Florida beaches, from natural changes caused by storms and erosion to the presence of beachgoers and the loss of habitat, poses significant challenges to the survival of beach-nesting birds, said Claire Sunquist Blunden, the FWCs stakeholder coordinator for imperiled species management planning. The FWCs draft plan outlines commonly shared conservation measures that will benefit the snowy plovers, American oystercatchers, black skimmers and least terns throughout our state. Successful conservation of beach-nesting birds will require action not only by the FWC but also the cooperation of the many different groups which use, own and care about Floridas coastal resources. They include local, state and federal government agencies, the public, private property owners, non-governmental organizations, businesses and researchers. People enjoying Florida beaches during spring break need to be aware they should keep their distance from beach-nesting birds. For more tips, go to www.MyFWC.com/ WildlifeHabitats and select Share the Beach with Beach-nesting Birds. The draft species action plans are a vital component of Floridas new conservation model, which first involved preparing Biological Status Reviews for 60 imperiled species and now requires developing plans to conserve each of them. Once the 49 plans covering 60 species are revised based on public input, FWC teams will look for common themes and actions to develop Integrated Conservation Strategies. We hope the public and stakeholders will comment on the draft species action plans and share their ideas on common themes or actions among plans, said Claire Sunquist Blunden. Finally, an Imperiled Species Management Plan will be developed that ties together the action plans covering 60 species, addressing the commonalities of whats necessary to conserve all the wildlife represented in the plan. For more information and to see the species action plans, go to www.MyFWC. com/Imperiled. Roseate spoonbills with chick Snowy plover Snowy egret White ibis Brown pelican all photos courtesy of FWC 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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The Future Of Art Exhibits At Alliance For The Arts Beginning on Wednesday, April 3, the Alliance for the Arts gallery will overflow with artwork created by Lee County students. This is the 21st year the Alliance has partnered with Lee Arts Educators Association (LAEA) to exhibit elementary, middle and high school artwork. The show features more than 40 schools and hundreds of pieces of art in a wide variety of mediums. Work 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. Work by high school students will be on display from April 15 to 27, with an 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. Join your friends and neighbors during the month of April to celebrate the amazing artistic talent found in Lee County schools. 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. The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. People observing entries during last years LAEA show Gallery filled with student artwork during last years show Last years show People attending last years LAEA show at the Alliance for the Arts 21 THE RIVER MARCH 29, 2013

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THE RIVER MARCH 29, 201322 Alliance For The Arts April EventsThroughout 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. Schoolhouse Rock Live Florida Rep Lunchbox Series Based on the 1970s pop-culture phenomenon that entertained a whole generation of kids, Schoolhouse Rock Live is a fun and exciting musical adventure through grammar, history, outer space and more! Join Tom the Schoolteacher and all your favorite Schoolhouse Rock characters for 60 jam-packed minutes of singing, dancing and learning. Recommended for grades K to 5, Schoolhouse Rock Live will take the stage on Saturday, April 6 at 11 a.m. Presented by Florida Repertory Theatre, the $12 admission includes: The performance Theatre workshop and discussion with the actors A delicious lunch from The Morgan House Free parking An interactive presentation from the Edison & Ford Winter Estates Wild Wizard BBQ, Bands & Brew Sunday, April 7, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Free admission Featuring the best in local BBQ cuisine, live music throughout the day and fun for the whole family with a kids barnyard-themed area and cornhole games. Local BBQ vendors and restaurants will vie for the naming rights of Best BBQ in town judged by local VIPs. Presented by Builders Care. 2nd Annual Artists Studio Tour Saturday, April 13, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., $49 You might be used to seeing artwork in galleries and shops, but how often do you get the chance to peak into the other side of the art world: the places where creation occurs? Thats exactly the opportunity youll get during our 2nd annual Artists Studio Tour. This is your chance to get up close and personal with seven Cape Coral artists right in their studios and homes. This daylong, self-guided tour is an educational, inspirational and fun way to get to know local artists, all while helping to support cultural and educational programming here at the Alliance. The day begins in our Main Gallery, where you will enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. and get a map to the artists studios. While youre here at the Alliance, you can also check out the studios in the Edwards Building, including the Logan Studio, Gulf Coast Atelier, Studio 201 and Union Artist Studios, all of which will be open that morning. You will then spend the rest of the day choosing the order and the amount of time youd like to spend at each location on the studio tour, where youll see a wide variety of artistic mediums, including painting, fiber, glass, wood and wire work, as you get to know the artists and your fellow tour takers along the way. This years featured artists are Paul Adamick, Paula Eckerty, Petra Kaiser, Phil Krym, Shirley Hales, Alicia Schmidt and Rose Young. The day will conclude at the Cape Coral Arts Studio on Coronado Parkway with an Arty Hour hors doeuvres and wine tasting reception from 3 to 4 p.m., with several more artists demonstrating silversmithing, stone and clay work. Tickets are $49 and include continental breakfast, the self-guided tour and program, and the Arty Hour reception. Visit our Facebook pages photo gallery to see pictures from last years tour, which was enthusiastically attended and warmly received by more than 150 art lovers from around Southwest Florida. Outdoor Family Movie Night The Muppets Friday, April 19, 8 p.m., $5 Suggested family donation Bring your chairs, blankets and picnic supplies and enjoy family-friendly movies under the stars. The Muppets, starring Jason Segel and Chris Cooper. On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the worlds biggest Muppet fan, and his friends Gary and Mary from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman to raze the Muppet Theater and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets former stomping grounds. To stage the greatest Muppet telethon ever and raise the $10 million needed to save the theater, Walter, Mary and Gary help Kermit the Frog reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways. Green Family Expo Saturday, April 20, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., $5 Suggested family donation The Green Family Expo is built around the success of the 2012 Great Cloth Diaper Change event, which brought Southwest Florida families together to break a world record for the number of cloth diapers changed at one time. It seeks to reach the greater community including families with children of all ages to inspire a more conscious lifestyle and encourage people to heighten their social and global responsibility. World renowned mother of midwifery, Ina May Gaskin, is the special guest speaker. There are showings of her new documentary on Friday evening (April 19) for a VIP meetand-greet and private screening with Ina May ($50, pre-registration required), as well as another screening on Saturday afternoon during the expo ($20). The Green Family Expo will feature dozens of workshops, seminars and educational offerings on topics ranging from cloth diapering, baby wearing, feeding and toileting, to child development, health and wellness, nutrition, gardening, composting and vermiculture. The David Mayfield Parade Sunday, April 21, 5 p.m., $20 (Alliance member pre-sale price $15) Join us for the final show in the 2013 Bruce T. Gora Sunday Sunset Concert Series. Gates open at 4 p.m. Lawn chairs, blankets, picnic baskets and coolers are welcome. 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23 THE RIVER MARCH 29, 2013Growing up in Kent, Ohio, David Mayfield was surrounded by bluegrass music. At the age of 12, he was playing bass for the family band, traveling from festival to festival, along with his younger sister, noted songstress Jessica Lea Mayfield, singing and absorbing the stories and lessons taught by road hard veterans, all the while picking up tips on how to play a lick on guitar or mandolin. By the time he was a teenager, Mayfield had won several national awards for his guitar and mandolin playing and his reputation was being forged in the world of bluegrass as a player to watch out for. Things changed, however, when the family parked their bus in the heart of Country Music, USA. Settling in Nashville, with the hopes of finding a steady gig that would allow for some stability, struggling to survive on music alone, Davids father took a job in a machine shop working the graveyard shift, while 16-year-old David got hired to sweep its floors. Once the last day shift worker and office staffer had left the building, voices would soar over the roar of machinery. Father and son, while working to keep the family afloat, would simply sing. As if they hadnt a care in the world. Mayfield recalls it as one of his happiest memories. The family eventually moved back to their hometown in Ohio, but David returned a few year later and after a stint of all night gun-for-hire gigs in the tourist filled honky-tonks that line downtown Nashville, Mayfield auditioned for country hit maker Andy Griggs. He got the gig and hit the road, eventually landing several appearances on the coveted Grand Ole Opry stage. In 2008, when Jessica Lea Mayfield was ready to make her debut record, Blasphemy So Heartfelt, she asked David to play bass on it. He did. And over the next two years, he would tour as her bassist, and as a newly minted lead guitarist, as well as a contributing songwriter for folk rock favorites Cadillac Sky, whose last album, Letters In The Deep, was produced by Dan Auerbach (Black Keys) but his side man role is just one of the many musical paths this Grammynominated artist has journeyed, all while writing and performing his own songs. But it was while on the road with Jessica that Avett Brothers, Scott and Seth took notice of Mayfields musicianship and the three quickly developed a friendship, leading them to invite David to sit in with them dozens of times including their 2010 Bonnaroo and Merlefest sets. After urging him more and more to make a record of his own, when he took to the studio, the Avetts were quick to lend their voices. The David Mayfield Parade is the culmination of that encouragement. The music and showmanship reflects the numerous influences that come from a lifetime of being immersed in American music and channeling its unique forms with sincerity and celebration from the howl of early rock-n-roll, to the low lonesome twang of folk and country with a voice that is all at once heartbreaking and inherently hopeful. PoetryFest 2013 at the Alliance Tuesday, April 23, 7 p.m., Free admission Southwest Florida poets will perform their works in celebration of National Poetry Month, including winners of the New-Press and Sanibel School Poetry Contests. Members of the public are invited to participate by reading their own work or a favorite poem by other poets. Presented by the Gulf Coast Writers Assocation. The Drive-It Home Show Thursday, April 25, 7 p.m. in the Foulds Theatre Join the comedians of Second City Communications and safety experts for a free, fun one-hour program that will help parents understand the real hazards teens face on the road, better coach teen drivers and learn about state teen driving laws. This hour-long event is free and open to the public. Register for a premium seat by April 25. Walk-up guests are welcome. For more information, visit www.driveithome.org. This event is brought to you by The Allstate Foundation, in partnership with The National Safety Council. An Evening of Stories & Song April 27, 7:30 p.m., Tickets are $50 Featuring local author and naturalist Charles Sobczak, along with members of the Gulf Coast Symphony. A unique evening that combines live music and readings from Six Mornings on Sanibel, Rhythm of the Tides, The Living Gulf and Living Sanibel. Includes dessert and wine in the gallery following the performance. VIP tickets include an autographed copy of Sobczaks Six Mornings on Sanibel. Seating is limited to 150 guests. In partnership with the Gulf Coast Symphony. The David Mayfield Parade P P P P h h h h o o o n n e e e : : 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 . 9 9 9 9 9 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 6 6 6 6 6 9 9 9 9 9 9 8 8 8 8 8 8 | | | | | 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 9 9 9 9 9 . . 4 4 4 4 4 4 8 8 8 8 8 8 1 1 1 4 4 4 4 8 8 8 8 8 4 4 4 9 9 9 9 O O O n l l l l i i i i i n n n n n e e e e : : : : S S S S S S h h h h h h h e e e e n n n n Y Y Y Y u u u u n n n n n . . c c c o o o m m m m m m / / / / F F F F F F o o o o o o r r r r r r r t t t t t t t M M M M M y y y e e e e e r r r r r s s s s w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w . b b b b b b b b m m m a a a n n n p p p a a a a a a a a h c o o o o o o m m m SHEN YUN captures the spirit of ancient China, recalling the grandeur of a nearl y lost culture. T h e s how moves quickly f rom one story, region and d y nast y to the next. Down in the valle y ladies of the Yi ethnic group dance in rainbow skirts b y the river. In the heavens, celestial f airies trail silken sleeves through the clouds. Resounding drums awaken the dust y plateaus of the Middle Kingdom. Gorgeous backdrops extend the stage, transporting the audience to distant lands a nd eras. An orchestra, combining Western and Chinese instruments like no other, accompanies with stirring scores. Dancers y across the stage in an array o f ips, spins, j umps, and aerials. The energ y of classical Chinese dance is contagious; the entire performance, mesmerizing APRIL 23-24, 7:30PMBarbara B. Mann Hall, Fort Myers ALL-NEW 2013 SHOW WITH LIVE ORCHESTRA ShenYun.com Dont see it once, SEE IT TWICE! WVOX A visually dazzling tour of 5,000 years of Chinese history and culture. San Francisco Chronicle Presented b y Florida Falun Daf Da a Associatio n, Inc. So inspiring! I may have found some ideas for the next Avatar movie. 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THE RIVER MARCH 29, 201324 Alliance Artists Studio TourOn Saturday, April 13, art enthusiasts will get a rare glimpse behind the scenes during the Alliance for the Arts 2nd annual Artists Studio Tour. The daylong, self-guided tour features artists in their Cape Coral studios. The tour includes the studios of fiber artist Roseline Young and abstract minimalist painter Alicia Schmidt. Born in New Orleans, Young is a Louisiana Folklife Program master artist. After living aboard her sailboat for years, she put down her anchor in Cape Coral and now teaches, explores and creates weavings, wall quilts, wearables and other fiber art. With a masters from Tulane University, she continues to create sculptures and tapestries, including a large piece at the New Orleans International Airport entitled Crescent City Reflections depicting blue-printed scenes from New Orleans surrounded by woven tubes of the Mississippi River. Young has a piece in the Smithsonian Museum and was honored to weave for Laura Bush during her time in the White House. Her Gone With the Wind tapestry is featured in the recent PBS documentary The Fabric of Floridas History. Schmidt has lived in Cape Coral since 1966, moving from Dunkirk, New York. Her artwork has been exhibited nationally, regionally and locally in solo, group, and juried exhibitions. She has been the recipient of many awards over the years. Her body of work includes paintings, drawings and watercolors. Schmidt is known today primarily as a minimalist abstract painter. She works in deep saturations of color and creates sparsely designed compositions. However, she has explored various subjects through the years. The human figure has been used most frequently, interpreted through different techniques and always incorporating simplicity of form. She and Young will be in their studios on April 13, welcoming participants in the studio tour. The tour begins at the Alliance campus, where ticket holders will have a continental breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. and receive their map to the artists studios. While at the Alliance, guests can explore on-site artist studios, including the Logan Studio, Gulf Coast Atelier, Studio 201 & Union Artist Studios. Participants will then spend the day choosing the order and the amount of time they spend at each studio on the tour. Guests will meet artists who work in a variety of mediums, including painting, fiber, glass, wood and wire. In addition to Young and Schmidt, this years featured artists are: Paul Adamick, Paula Eckerty, Petra Kaiser, Phil Krym and Shirley Hales. The tour concludes at the Cape Coral Arts Studio with hors doeuvres and a wine tasting reception from 3 to 4 p.m. with more artists demonstrating silvesmithing, stone and clay work. Tickets are $49 and available online at www. ArtInLee.org or by calling 939-2787. The Alliance for the Arts is at 10091 McGregor Boulevard just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Blooming Rose away from her Cheating Husband by Roseline Young Gone With The Wind by Roseline Young Green Scarf by Alicia Schmidt Shell Series Brown Striped Land Snail by Alicia Schmidt Fifth Season Announcement At Lab TheaterOn Monday, April 22 at 6:30 p.m., The Laboratory Theater of Florida will host a special presentation to announce its 2013-14 theater season. Next seasons directors, designers and core company players will be present. All are welcome to attend. There is no cost for this event. Lab Theater board members and Artistic Director Annette Trossbach will discuss each of next seasons shows, this summers offerings, as well as introduce the directors. Hors douevres will be served. For more information on the fifth season at Lab Theater, contact the theater at 218.-481 or visit www.laboratorytheaterflorida.com. The theater is located at 1634 Woodford Avenue, on the corner of Second Street and Woodford in the Fort Myers River District. Davis Art Center April CalendarThe upcoming schedule of classes, activities and events happening at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center during the month of April will include: Friday, April 5 Art Walk: Parallel Worlds Parallel Lives: Fort Myers Pioneers and Floridas SeminoleMiccosukee Indians 6 to 10 p.m., Free Sunday, April 7 Cotillion Spring Ball Thursday, April 11 Connect Networking Mixer Expand your business and personal relationships. Get to know each other and connect in your community. Raffle prizes, music and mingling Monday to Wednesday, April 15 to 17 Dog Wish 8 p.m. All tickets $10 each Thursday, April 18 Art & Poetry Networking Mixer 8 to 11 p.m. Admission $5 each Friday, April 19 Music Walk: Pianist and singer Scott McDonald/Alisha Koyanis Art Teacher, James Stephens International Academy 7 to 10 p.m., Free Friday, April 19 Dancing at the Davis: Latin Dance Party 8 p.m. to midnight All tickets $5 each Wednesday to Saturday, April 24 to 27 Endgame 8 p.m. All tickets $10 each Sunday, April 28 Cotillion Parents Dance Night For more information about any event or class, call the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, 2301 First Street in Fort Myers, at 333-1933 or visit www.sbdac.com.

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25 THE RIVER MARCH 29, 2013 Play Explores The HumanAnimal Bond The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center will present the play Dog Wish by Dr. Michelle Hayford Monday through Wednesday, April 15 to 17. The play is the result of research conducted by the author and Florida Gulf Coast University students and cast members, including interviews with dog lovers in a variety of fields. An original play, created in collaboration with The Humane Society of the United States and The Humane University, Dog Wish explores the human-animal bond we share with mans best friend. Dog Wish stages the diversity of human-dog relationships with a script based on interview narratives with animal behaviorists, K9 sheriffs, local rescues, animal assisted therapy providers, shelter technicians and dog lovers. The play conveys heartwarming stories of unconditional love, confounding tales of abuse and dog fighting, and the intimacies of humans lives with dogs, while revealing truths about the human animal. Notable interviews staged in Dog Wish include: Dr. Patricia McConnell, author of The Other End of the Leash and radio personality on NPRs Calling All Pets; Dr. Alan Beck, director of Purdue Universitys Center of the Human-Animal Bond; Karen Lasker and Paula Brody of the local non-profit The Brody Project; and FGCU Professor of Biology Charles Gunnels. Dog Wish includes dance, movement, monologues, ensemble scenes and film to portray stories from national and local experts. Scripted and directed by Dr. Michelle Hayford, theater program leader at FGCU. All interviews and research were conducted by Hayfor, FGCU students and the cast. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online at http://www.sbdac.com/events/ page/2/. Cocktails will be served at 7:30 p.m., showtime is 8 p.m. For more information, call 590-7541. The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is at 2301 First Street in downtown Fort Myers. Humane society volunteer with a rescued dog Call To ArtistsThe Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is seeking submissions of twoand three-dimensional artwork for its annual juried exhibit, with an opening reception held on Friday, June 7 during the downtown Fort Myers River District Art Walk. The exhibit will close on June 28. The Davis Art Center is located at 2301 First Street in the River District. This years juried exhibit asks artists to explore all things games and playing, and the nostalgia these memories bring. The incorporation/reuse of toys and games in an inventive way or the creation of original toys and games is encouraged. While there are no specific guidelines for dimensions or sizes of the pieces that will be accepted for exhibit, the curator encourages innovative and unique installations artwork of immense proportions can be hung from either its massive walls or from its 20-foot ceiling or displayed on its magnificent granite floors. This exhibit will open to the general public, so please submit art work appropriate for all audiences. Prizes will be awarded for: Overall Best of Show, a cash prize in the amount of $500; Peoples Choice, a cash prize in the amount of $250; and Bernes Pick, a cash prize in the amount of $250. Submit entries online via the Davis Art Centers official entry form. Digital files of artwork cannot exceed 500KB or 800 pixels, and the file format must be JPEG. For more information and to access the entry form, visit www.sbdac.com. Digital submissions must be received by email no later than Monday, April 15. Vintage toy robot English Golfing Farce Tees Up At The Off Broadway Palm TheatreThe Off Broadway Palm Theatre presents the hilarious romp, The Fox On The Fairway, playing through May 4. Ken Ludwigs madcap golfing comedy is a tribute to the great English farces of the s and s and pulls the rug out from underneath the stuffy members of a private country club. Two rival country clubs Quail Valley and Crouching Squirrel prepare for their annual grudge match. The CEO at Quail Valley wagers an enormous bet with the CEO at Crouching Squirrel he bets his job, his home, his savings and his wife! Filled with mistaken identities, slamming doors and over-the-top romantic shenanigans, The Fox On The Fairway is a tour-de-course of rapid chip shots and hysterical blunders. The Off Broadway Palm Theatre is an intimate 102-seat theatre, located in the main lobby of Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. With no seat further than 25 feet away from the stage, you become part of the show. The Fox On The Fairway will be at The Off Broadway Palm Theatre through May 4. Performances are Tuesday through Sunday evenings, with selected matinees. Ticket prices range from $28 to $49, with group discounts available for parties of 20 or more. Tickets are now on sale and can be reserved by calling 278-4422, by visiting www.BroadwayPalm.com or by stopping by the box office at 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. 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. A scene from The Fox On The Fairway To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732

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THE RIVER MARCH 29, 201326 Gallery Opening Reception And April Art WalkJoin Arts for ACT Gallery, located at 2265 First Street in downtown Fort Myers, on Friday, April 5 from 6 to 10 p.m. for the opening reception and Art Walk for April 2013. This month, ACT Gallery will feature The Florida Penn Women Group, Photographer Andrew Miller and the painted furniture, gourd art and more of Kim Kraft-Beckler. The Southwest Florida Penn Women Group will be showing their works of art, including paintings, mixed media, photography, digital art, glass, pottery and jewelry at the art gallery, while the writers will display their published books. This group of talented women come from Sanibel, Fort Myers, Matlacha, St. James City, Cape Coral and the Port Charlotte areas. The National Organization of American Pen Women began in 1897 in Washington, DC to promote the creative talents of professional women artists, writers, dramatists and musicians. The Florida Branch, established in 1977, is comprised of professional women who work in the arts as artists or writers. These professionals are award winning, published, many are speakers and lecturers at conferences, with state or national recognition. Participating members in painting and photography are Barb Albin, Cheryl Fausel, Christine Reichow, Honey Costa, Janis Balabon, Joan Klutch, Dr. Dyra Belan, Pam Brodersen, Peg Cullen, Sharyn Dahn, Shirley Hales and Lynn Berreitter. Beverly Spana will display her glass works and Gay Cable will show her jewelry. Authors j.d. daniels, Lorraine Walker Williams, Marsha Perlman and Dr. Kyra Belan will have books for sale. These exhibits continue through Monday, April 29. Arts for ACT Gallery is located at 2265 First Street in Fort Myers. Call 337-5050 or visit www.artsforactgallery.com. for more information. Shack On Rum Key by Cheryl Fausel Frog In Kitchen by Kim Kraft Beckler Humane Society Play Performing At FGCU Theatre Lab, Davis Art CenterFlorida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) Theatre Lab invites the public to the opening of Dog Wish, running April 3 to 7, and April 10 to 14 at the FGCU Theatre Lab, located in the Arts Complex. Perfor mances are Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m., plus a matinee performance on Sunday at 2 p.m. Purchase tickets online at http://theatrelab.fgcu.edu, Tickets are $7 each. Performance dates of Dog Wish at Sydney Berne Davis Art Center, located at 2301 First Street in Fort Myers, are April 15 to 17. Tickets are $10 each. Cocktails are served at 7:30 p.m. and the curtain opens at 8 p.m. Purchase tickets online at www.sbdac.com/events/page/2/. An original play created in collaboration with The Humane Society of the United States and The Humane University, Dog Wish explores the human-animal bond we share with mans best friend. Dog Wish stages the diversity of human-dog relationships with a script based on interview narratives with animal behaviorists, K9 sheriffs, local rescues, animal assisted therapy providers, shelter technicians and dog lovers of many stripes. Dog Wish conveys heartwarming stories of unconditional love, confounding tales of abuse and dog fighting, and the joyful intimacies of humans lives with dogs while revealing truths about the human animal. Notable interviews staged in Dog Wish include Patricia McConnell, author of The Other End of the Leash and radio personality on NPRs Calling All Pets; Alan Beck, director of Purdue Universitys Center of the Human-Animal Bond; Karen Lasker and Paula Brody of local non-profit The Brody Project; and FGCU professor of biology Charles Gunnels. Dog Wish includes dance, movement, monologues, ensemble scenes and film to share dynamic and entertaining stories from national and local experts and dog people about our endearing canine companions. Scripted and directed by Michelle Hayford, theatre program leader at FGCU. All interviews and research conducted by FGCU students, cast and Hayford. For more information, email mhayford@fgcu.edu or call 590-7541. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com La Macarena by Kyra Belan

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27 THE RIVER MARCH 29, 2013 Florida Gulf Coast Writes Basketball History That Even The Hollywood Script Writers Could Not Matchby Ed FrankIts been said that the NCAA Mens Basketball Tournament is a tournament of dreams. The most improbable dream of all is centered right here, where Florida Gulf Coast University has made basketball history by becoming the first team with a lowly No. 15 seed entering the big dance to advance to the Sweet 16. Few outside our local area had ever heard of FGCU. Take basketball legend Charles Barkley, now a TV analyst, who asked coach Andy Enfield after his team first knocked off No. 2 Georgetown in Round Two: Where the hell is Florida Gulf Coast at? What city yaall in? Well, its certain the basketball world now knows about FGCU after the Eagles shocked No. 7 San Diego State, 78-68, Sunday night to make basketball history. And now their historic two wins last weekend sets up an all-Florida battle Friday in the South Regional in Arlington, Texas against the third-seeded Florida Gators. There are so many story lines involving FGCUs march to the Sweet 16 that even a Hollywood script writer would be bamboozled. A Division 1 basketball program for just the second year, perhaps the pundits shouldnt be surprised at this under-the-radar team. After all, they did defeat No. 2 Miami early in the season and did win the Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament Championship. But their first trip to the NCAA found them at 1,000-to-1 to win it all. And now, despite their dissecting Georgetown and San Diego State in Rounds 2 and 3, the Las Vegas odds makers list the Eagles as a 35-1 longshot to win the national championship. Then, there is the intriguing story about their second-year coach Andy Enfield. The national media has made much to do about his supermodel wife, Amanda Marcum. But did you know that he holds the NCAA record for free throws, shooting .925 percent during his career at John Hopkins? He scored more than 2,000 points there in the late 1980s and early s. He later served as an assistant coach for six years with the Milwaukee Bucks and the Boston Celtics and then, with an MBA from Maryland, started a health services company named Tracked Manager that was later sold for $100 million. Enfield returned to coaching in 2006 as an assistant at Florida State before landing the FGCU job in 2011. When his darlings of the tournament take the floor Friday against heavily favored Florida (an early line 11-1/2 point favorite), Florida Gulf Coast no longer will be an unknown factor. Tabbed Dunk City for their high-flying slamming dunks, the bracketbusting Eagles will have millions of new fans pulling for them. Dont be surprised that Enfield, one of the lowest paid coaches in Division 1 basketball, is suddenly courted by national basketball powerhouses to bring his magic to their schools. And if you want to gamble $10, it might be a good bet to take those 35-1 odds on the Eagles. Or, you might want to take the 11-1/2 points against Florida. They made history last weekend and could add third and fourth chapters to their remarkable NCAA run this weekend. Everblades In Postseason For 15th Consecutive Year In the previous 14-year franchise history of the Florida Everblades hockey team they had never missed the playoffs. And this year will be no different. The defending Kelly Cup Champions of the ECHL, with a late-season surge, clinched a playoff slot last Saturday with a 5-1 victory over Cincinnati before 6,159 fans at Germain Arena. The win moved the team into second place in the ECHL South and in fifth place in the Eastern Conference. The top 10 teams in the conference qualify for post-season hockey. The Everblades close out the regular season this week with four games against Orlando, two on the road and tonight (Friday) and tomorrow at Germain. Stairclimb Challengers In TrainingRegistration is under way and teams have begun training for the 2013 Fight for Air Stairclimb, scheduled for April 27 at the High Point Place, 2104 West First Street in Fort Myers and hosted by the Gulfcoast Chapter of the American Lung Association. Last years event raised $45,000 for the battle against lung diseases such as asthma and lung cancer, which is the leading cancer-related death for men and women in the United States. Event organizers hope to up the fundraising effort to $50,000 this year. During stairclimbs, which the American Lung Association (ALA) hosts throughout the country, participants raise money by collecting pledges to ascend the stairway in a high-rise tower. High Point Place, the tallest building between Tampa and Miami, has donated access to one of its towers for the climb. Climbers ascend the high rises 30 floors and 514 steps. Nearly 250 climbers participated last year, and we anticipate that number to increase substantially this year, said Kurt Goerke, regional director of the ALAs Gulfcoast Chapter. As is the trend nationally, the Fort Myers stairclimb is attracting an increasing level of support and participation from local firefighters. Firefighters don their full gear during the climb, providing a healthy competition between neighboring fire districts while inspiring nonfirefighting participants. A very healthy rivalry has developed among the local fire departments, Goerke said. The firefighters all want to be the fastest up the stairs and generate the most donations. The event and our important cause certainly benefit from their involvement. For teams who have registered, practice climbs are scheduled weekly on Saturday mornings. The cost to register $25 and each climber must raise $100. More information and online registration is available at www.FightForAirClimb.org. Fight for Air Climbs are unique fundraising events for the ALA, usually occurring in prominent skyscrapers, stadiums or arenas and involve climbing multiple steps. Sometimes called a vertical road race, teams and individual participants often use the event as a fitness target, as a race or as a way to be active and meet new friends. Many climbers participate to support someone who has lung disease or as a memorial to someone who has passed away. Sponsors of the Fort Myers event include: Lee Memorial Health System, High Point Place, Lee County Electric Cooperative, Bagel Bagel, Simplified Technologies, Culligan Water, Starbucks, Allyn International, Story Book Realty, McDonalds, Kings Brand, The Morgan House and Sun Harvest Citrus. For more information, or to get involved, call 9082685. 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THE RIVER MARCH 29, 201328 Financial FocusIs Your Portfolio Truly Diversified? by Jennifer BaseyLife is full of ups and downs and the financial markets are no different. As an investor, youre no doubt happy to see the ups but the downs can seem like a real downer. Isnt there any way to help smooth out the volatility in your investment portfolio? First of all, to cope with volatility, its helpful to know what causes it and there can be many causes. Computers that make trades in milliseconds, based on mathematical models, are sometimes blamed for intraday volatility, but large price swings can also occur following the release of government economic reports, such as those dealing with unemployment and housing starts. Global events, such as the European economic malaise, can also send the financial markets into a tizzy. By being aware of the impact of these events, you can see that the workings of the markets especially their volatility may not be as mysterious as you thought. Still, while knowing the causes of volatility can help you prepare for market swings, it wont blunt their impact on your portfolio. To do that, you need to create a diversified mix of investments because your portfolio can be more susceptible to negative price movements if you only own one type of asset. To illustrate: If you owned mostly bonds, and interest rates rose sharply, the value of your bonds would likely drop, and your portfolio could take a big hit. But if you owned stocks, bonds, government securities, certificates of deposit (CDs) and other investment vehicles, the rise in interest rates would probably affect your portfolio less significantly. Unfortunately, many investors think that if they own a few stocks and a bond, theyre diversified. But you can actually extend your diversification through many levels and you should. For the equity portion of your portfolio, try to own stocks representing many market sectors and industries. Also, consider international stocks. And rather than just owning U.S. Treasury bonds, consider corporate bonds and municipal bonds, and diversify your fixed-income holdings further by purchasing short-term, intermediate-term and long-term bonds. Work with your financial advisor to determine the mix of asset classes and investments that are appropriate for your financial goals and objectives. How you ultimately diversify your portfolio depends on your risk tolerance, time horizon and long-term goals theres no one correct asset mix for everyone. And over time, your diversification needs may change. To cite one example, as you enter your retirement years, you may need to increase your percentage of income-producing investments while possibly reducing the amount of growth investments you own. These growthoriented investments tend to be more volatile, and you may want less volatility during your retirement. However, even during retirement, you will need to own a certain percentage of growth investments to provide you with the growth potential youll need to stay ahead of inflation. Keep in mind that diversification cant guarantee a profit or protect against loss. Nonetheless, building a diversified portfolio may help take some of the volatility out of investing so look for diversification opportunities whenever possible. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jennifer.basey@edwardjones.com. Randys Auto Repair, LLCwww.RandysAutoRepairLLC.com16191 San Carlos Blvd, Ste 1Fort Myers, FL 33908Tel. 267-2556WE REPAIR ALL MAKES & MODELS WHILE SPECIALIZING IN MERCEDES & BMW Lic No. MV 81675 HOURS: M-F: 9am 5:30pm Sat & Sun: By Appt.Ich spreche Deutsch Oil Change Special $17.99 Appointment Only (up to 5 qts. & no hidden fees) Fixed Right the First Time! Development CityYear BuiltSquare FootageListing PriceSelling PriceDays on Market Beachview CC EstatesSanibel2004 4,929 1,999,9991,360,000 317 CasesFort Myers Beach1963 1,784 1,195,0001,195,000 11 Gulf Harbour Fort Myers1994 4,418 950,000950,000 1 MontelagoMiromar Lakes2003 2,185 795,000750,000 160VerandahFort Myers2008 3,276 676,000650,000 3 Palaco GrandeCape Coral1991 3,318 800,000625,000 337 Fairview IslesFort Myers Beach1966 1,960 798,000625,000 122Cottages at Pelican LandingBonita Springs1995 2,236 610,000568,500 93 Sanibel Bayous Sanibel1984 2,032 599,000530,000 360 No SubdivisionFort Myers Beach2005 1,586 595,000485,000 147Courtesy of Royal Shell Real EstateTop 10 Real Estate Sales Cortes Joins Hope Healthcare ServicesLuis R. Cortes, DO, has joined Hope HealthCare Services as medical director. Dr. Cortes is responsible for overseeing the hospice medical department and conducts home visits with patients in the Cape Coral area. Prior to joining Hope, Dr. Cortes had a medical practice and served as a physician with a hospice provider in Fort Lauderdale. He holds numerous certifications and licenses, including board certification by the Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine. He is a member of the College of Osteopathic Family Physicians and the American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Cortes earned his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency at the University of Miami/ Jackson Memorial Hospital. For more information, call 855-4543100 or visit www.HopeHCS.org. Nasworthy Joins Edison Bank Robbie B. Roepstorff, president of Edison National Bank/Bank of the Islands, announced that Susan Nasworthy has joined the banking staff as senior vice president, retail administrator. Susan will make great contributions to the banks retail operations, said Roepstorff. She has 33 years of banking experience in Lee County, which is invaluable in understanding what our customers want in their banking relationships. Susan will help ensure the highest level of customer service in all four Edison/Bank of the Islands offices. Nasworthy will oversee the banks customer service representatives, tellers, concierges and office managers. Susan Nasworthy

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29 THE RIVER MARCH 29, 2013 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My childs teacher has suggested that he have a psycho-educational evaluation at school. Im not quite sure what that means. I know it is some kind of testing because he is not doing well in fourth grade, but I am not exactly sure. Please explain this to me. Thanks. Heather N., Fort Myers Heather, You have asked an important question, one I am sure that the school will help you with but I am happy to tell you about what comprises a school based psycho-educational evaluation. Most school-based evaluations are conducted to determine special education eligibility. There are many policies and procedures that must be followed in this situation and the school will help you understand these rules and give you a guidebook about them. Assessment or testing are other words for evaluations. Assessment professionals in schools such as school psychologists, speech pathologists and educational evaluators try to understand how your child thinks, reasons and processes information. A formal evaluation should give you a clearer understanding of your child and should also offer strategies for addressing your childs needs and strengths. Psycho-educational evaluations take place at your childs school with your permission and are scheduled at an appropriate time for your child. The evaluators work with a student one-to-one to identify your childs skill levels in different areas. The formal part of the assessment includes testing of your childs intellectual ability and academic skill level tests. The academic evaluation will reveal whether your childs skills are equal with his intellectual ability, at grade level in academic subjects and how your childs skills compare to his peers. These evaluations take about foursix hours altogether. Usually before the evaluation, the evaluator will talk with you to learn your childs history and share impressions of your child. A review of records is conducted and the evaluator(s) may observe your child in the classroom. The evaluators observations of a childs behavior and problem solving style also provide information and will be noted. School-based evaluators have masters or doctoral degrees in their areas of expertise and have specialized training in assessment. There will be a battery of formal tests that usually include: intellectual level (IQ) and abilities including nonverbal skills, memory, attention and organization; the academic skills of reading, math and writing; and the social/emotional status of your child. Additional formal evaluations are often included in a school based psycho-educational evaluation to provide more information about: language skills fine or gross motor abilities, or behavioral functioning. Answers to the questions that are typically addressed by the evaluation: Information about your childs weaknesses and strengths as a learner Practical recommendations for interventions at school and home An educationally based opinion about whether your child has a learning disorder or other developmental disorder that should be further discussed. A recommendation that the student is eligible for special education services Parents are an important part of this process and they must give permission for any and all testing to take place. There are timelines that must be followed and parents must be given the results of the evaluations as well has having them explained to them by an individual qualified to do so. If the parent needs to have an interpreter available, one will be provided. This is a lengthy process and patience is required. The information you will learn about your childs strengths and needs are well worth the time. 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. Thomas Admitted To UniversityJacques Thomas of Fort Myers has been admitted to Saint Augustines University for the fall semester. Saint Augustines University, established in 1867, is a four-year liberal arts university in Raleigh, North Carolina. With an average annual enrollment of 1,500, the university offers 30 undergraduate degree programs in five academic divisions. Saint Augustines University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Summer Registration Open At Edison Registration is now open for students interested in taking courses for the Summer 2013 semester at Edison State College. Students can go to www.edison.edu/academics/ schedule/search and look for Summer Classes. For more information about registering for classes visit www.edison.edu/ future. iPad Program At Bishop VerotBishop Verot Catholic High School unveiled its plans in January to be among the first in Southwest Florida to adopt a 1:1 iPad program. The iPads are a part of a $250,000 investment in technology that will be implemented by Bishop Verot as part of its long range strategic plan. The program will launch with the incoming freshmen class as a first phase to outfit every student, teacher and administrator with an iPad device. The initiative will transition the traditional classroom into a new digital learning environment, allowing both students and teachers to utilize the power of the iPad to create a dynamic learning environment to meet the wide ranging needs of students with the assistance of a multitude of apps and real-time information. The devices are more than just a fancy way to take notes, said Principal John Cavell. Our goal is to give students the ability to empower their education and there are thousands of apps available in the iTunes store that can assist students with differentiated learning techniques and skill reinforcement. The iPad program will require a major upgrade to the schools infrastructure to handle the nearly 1,000 devices that will be on the network at any given time. Fifteen new wireless access points were recently added, hardwired by new CAT5e Ethernet lines installed earlier this spring and carried by fiber optic lines that can handle the future growth of the school. The school will totally integrate the iPads through the installation of Apple TV devices in each classroom and through the installation of a new mobile device management system (MDM). The MDM will enable the administration to push apps purchased in bulk from the iTunes store to students devices while allowing teachers to distribute tests, quizzes and documents with the swipe of a finger. With the installation of Apple TV, teachers will be liberated from the front of the classroom while providing an all encompassing learning experience to students with visual, auditory, verbal and participatory cues, said Cavell. 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. Edison State Administrator Receives Prestigious AwardEdison State College Dean Dr. Eileen DeLuca is the recipient of The Chair Academys 2013 International Exemplary Leadership Award. This award recognizes an individuals ability to advance academic and administrative leadership in their organization. Dr. DeLuca will be honored at the Chair Academys 22nd Annual International Conference, Sustainability Through Leadership, to be held in Phoenix, Arizona April 4 to 7. Dr. DeLuca is a true example of what this award represents, said Dr. Jeff Allbritten, President, Edison State College. She has led and participated in a variety of programs to ensure that the college goes above and beyond in both student and administrative offerings. Dr. DeLuca has demonstrated her dedication to Edison State College by understanding the needs of her institution, fellow administrative colleagues, collegiate faculty, the local community, and the students. At Edison, Dr. DeLuca has served as the Dean of the Division of College and Career Readiness, and as the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) Director. In those roles, she has initiated the College Readiness Conference (which is now an example for other schools to follow), served as a GED Pathways symposium speaker/coordinator and has presented at state and national conferences. Additionally, she has served on the colleges SACS Accreditation Compliance and Leadership teams. She was formerly a faculty member and chair of the School of Education. Dr. DeLuca is an outstanding example of a person committed to their learning institution, their role in academic and administrative leadership, their faculty, staff and students, said Dr. Rebecca Gubitti, Ph.D., Professor of Mathematics and First Year Experience Course, Edison State College. For more information, visit www.edison.edu. Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email press@riverweekly.com

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THE RIVER MARCH 29, 201330 deaRPharmacistNatural Ways To Get Some Zzzsby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: Ive had a couple of years of bad insomnia. Ive tried medications, but I want something natural. Suggestions? PT, Denver, Colorado There are many natural supplements that are known to help insomnia among them GABA, kava, valerian root, catnip, glycine, hops and melatonin. Ill discuss the last three in todays column. Let me start with the simple amino acid, glycine, which helps people suffering with Huntingtons, certain seizure disorders and memory loss. Like a blanket of calm, it helps you achieve deeper stages of sleep. Unlike most sleeping pills, glycine should not give you a groggy morning hangover until noon, nor will it result in dry mouth (very common with diphenhydramine sleep aids). Usually two to three grams taken an hour before bed time allows sleep to crawl into bed with you. As an interesting aside, research points to glycines use as an antibiotic, specifically against H. pylori, an organism associated with ulcers and stomach cancer. Even though glycine is found in meat, you wont get enough of its sleepinducing effects unless you supplement. Capsules are available, but powders may be better if you want to titrate your dose. For those of you who love beer, one of the bittering ingredients is Humulus lupulus. Say that three times fast! We call it hops herb for short. Without hops, beer would be sweet. (Hey, maybe I would like it then?!) Anyway, hops (as opposed to beer) helps people fall asleep faster, and is one of the best insomnia remedies I can think of. Its been used for centuries. While hops is safe for human consumption, it can be quite harmful for dogs, so keep away from Fido. The FDA gave hops GRAS status, which means it is generally recognized as safe. Theres an ingredient in hops called 8-prenylnaringenin or 8-PN, which reduces the incidence of hot flashes. Aside from helping with menopausal concerns and insomnia, hops is touted to ease anxiety, earaches and cramps. An ingredient in it works as a COX 2 inhibitor, similar to the drug Celebrex, so if you are in pain, this may be useful. For many night-time thrashers, its a question of how much melatonin you secrete from your pineal gland. Melatonin production can be augmented if you supplement, because the pills (or sublingual sprays) get absorbed into your bloodstream and trigger the same sleep reaction as if you had made the hormone yourself. For some, melatonin supplements are highly effective. For others, it must be combined with glycine, hops, valerian root or kava. I always suggest low dosages, about 0.2 to 0.3 mg per night, but you will find many supplements containing more. Be very careful withcontinued on page 32 Mom And Me by Lizzie and PryceLizzie and Pryce answer your questions and give advice about aging concerns from a two-generational perspective. A mother and daughter team, Lizzie is a retired RN and health educator, and Pryce is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice who specializes in the care of elders and people with chronic illnesses. Dear Mom & Me, I was looking forward to retirement. The long hours and busy traveling schedules were all getting very tiring, and I was also looking forward to spending time with my wife. Six months into retirement, she left to pursue her own lifestyle and interests, and it didnt include me. My wife has three women friends; a widow, a divorce and a single who had never been married. The four of them are constantly on the move. They go to Las Vegas, Caribbean cruises, shopping trips and bridge tournaments. Life for them is just one constant round of fun. Life for me is boring now. Our children are too busy with their own lives to spend time with dad. I thought we were happily married, but I now realize I didnt have a clue about what was going on. Do you have any suggestions to give to an old discarded attorney? David Dear David, It is not uncommon for long married couples to find when they first retire that they no longer have any common interest and have grown apart. You have concentrated all of your time on your career, and your wife after the children left had to find interests with the people who were available; widows, singles and other women with husbands similar to you. When you started staying home, you invaded your wifes space, and she resented your intrusion. Try if you can to prepare a case and level with your wife; tell her your problems and concerns and ask for her help. Marriage counseling may be a consideration, together or alone. If you find your problems cannot be resolved, permanent separation or divorce may be in your future. Lizzie Dear David, Before you start to flip through the yellow pages in search of a good divorce attorney, please consider a few things. First, retirement is a personal and family transition and it takes time and attentioncontinued on page 32 Fantastic Fun At Florida Repby Di SaggauThe Fantasticks, now playing in Florida Reps ArtStage Studio Theatre, is a funny, touching and romantic musical that is breaking records as Florida Reps longest running show. No surprise there because the show is the worlds longest running musical, first opening in 1960. It tells an allegorical story concerning two neighboring fathers Bellomy (Mark Chambers) and Hucklebee (Michael Marotta) who trick their naive, star-crossed teenagers, Luisa (Molly Coyne) and Matt (Jacob January), into falling in love by pretending to feud. They have built a wall between their properties. The fathers hire traveling actors to stage a mock abduction, so that Matt can heroically seem to save Luisa, thereby ending the supposed feud. When the children learn of the deception they reject the arranged love match and separate. Each then gains disillusioning experiences of the real world, seen in parallel fantasy sequences. They return to each other bruised but enlightened, and they renew their vows as more mature individuals. The inventive score includes such familiar songs as Try to Remember, which is sung with warmth and passion by a dashing, full-voiced narrator, El Gallo (Brendan Powers). Its the shows best song, and he sings it at both the opening and the closing of the show. I also loved I Can See It sung with great emotion by January with Powers joining in. Duets between January and Coyne are lovely, especially They Were You. Both have very pleasing voices. There are also some humorous songs sung by Chambers and Marotta. Adding to the hilarity are an old actor named Henry (Craig Bockhorn) and Mortimer (Miguel Cintron). They emerge from a trunk to play a quixotic, quote-besotted old thespian who is memory challenged and his slow-witted sidekick whose specialty is chaotically mimed death-scenes. Then there is The Mute (Mitchell Land) who handles things like rain, snow and clouds, to mention just a few. He does it well. The Fantasticks is well suited to the ArtStage Studio Theatre. The audience surrounds the set on three sides. This makes everything up front and personal with all the actors and on-stage action truly adding to the overall experience. Jason Parrishs high energy staging immediately grabs the audiences attention. Music is expertly provided by Justin P. Cowan at the piano and Janelle House playing the harp. The Fantasticks plays through May 5 and ticket sales are going fast. For tickets, go online at floridarep.org or call 332-4488. Florida Repertory Theatre is located on Bay Street between Jackson and Hendry Streets in the Fort Myers River District. Mitchell Land, Molly Coyne and Brendan Powers in The Fantasticks

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31 THE RIVER MARCH 29, 2013 Dr. DaveIts Raining Fleasby Dr. Dave HepburnEvery year, the cockles and cackles of my heart are warmed by that sensitive and touching film classic, National Lampoons Christmas Vacation. My sniffling and sobbing are replaced by shock, however, when the movie is marred by a savage demonstration of gratuitous violence. From deep within the welcoming branches of a Christmas tree, an evil menace lurks. As an unsuspecting Chevy Chase separates the tree boughs, a feisty squirrel leaps from its hideout and bounds about the house as the terrified Griswolds and guests all but destroy the holiday home in an attempt to avoid this reckless rogue of a rodent. Mothers faint, men scream, the fear is palpable. Finally, Snots the dog chases the poor squirrel through the front door and straight into a Seinfeld episode. How can these wee bushy-tailed guys cause this perfectly dysfunctional family to go so squirrelly? Perhaps Clark and crew knew only too well that squirrels carry more than their nuts in their cheeks, they just happen to be the leading cause of bubonic plague in North America! Each year, 15 to 20 cases of bubonic plague are reported in the west, stretching from BC and Alberta to New Mexico. Fleas, infected with the bacteria Yersinia pestis, ride around on rodents, primarily squirrels. When a flea-bearing squirrel or rat dies of the disease, the flea flees the furry fella and finds refuge in the next closest thing to rats, namely men. Fleas jump a sinking rat like rats jump a sinking ship. They land on any human who happens to handle the dead carcass of the squirrel, prairie dog, rabbit or mouse. OK, class, after our field trip to the forest, it appears that Susie caught a cold, Billy scraped his knee and Ralph has a slight case of Black Death. How many times must you be told not to play hacky sack with deceased rodents? A few days after exposure, the patient develops the infamous flu-like symptoms, followed by painful swollen lymph nodes known as buboes, or to be more medically precise, boo-boos. The bacteria set up shop in the blood system and the patient becomes septic. Several antibiotics can successfully combat Yersinia. The plague can also be directly transmitted via respiratory droplets courtesy of a coughing cat or human. This very nasty form of plague is known as pneumonic plague. The Black Death scourge wiped out one-third of Europe (25 million people between 1337 and 1342) so quickly that victims ate lunch with their friends and dinner with their ancestors. Prior to Europe, the plague romped through Asia, killing 30 million people. In total, the bubonic plague is responsible for the demise of 137 million humans. The last significant outbreak of plague was in 1994 in India, when disaster relief workers brought so much food that soon the rat pack and fleas invaded town, killing 300 people. Saddam and his happy harem of hellions know about the plague. Along with botulism, anthrax, ricin and smallpox, bubonic plague was one of the biological consequences of a Big Iraq Attack we prepared to contend with. But it would not be the first time that this organism has been used in biological warfare. In 1346, while busy besieging a Genoese city, the Mongol attackers were plagued with the plague. Having to rid their camp of the disease-riddled bodies, they catapulted their dead comrades over the walls and into the city, prompting the Genoese to flee this flying flea market as the Old Spice Girls broke into the first known rendition of Its Raining Men, Hallelujah. The Japanese dropped plague-infested fleas out of planes over Manchuria in the 1930s, prompting the Manchurians to sing Its Raining Fleas, Hallelujah. But too many of the aircrew actually contracted the plague, so the Japanese actually packed the fleas into a shell and dropped the F (flea) bomb, an act that created mass casualties and widespread terror. Hopefully, most terrorists would realize that bubonic plague can nowadays be treated with simple antibiotics. But just to be safe, not neurotic, Im going to stash away some Tetracycline in my emergency medical kit right under my catapult. Dr. Daves book, The Doctor is In(sane), is now available for those with a sense of humor and half a sense of health. Pick up a copy at Sanibel Island Bookshop. Contact Dr. Dave or read more at www.wisequacks.org. Dean W. Larson, M.D. Board Certi ed Eyelid Surgeon since 1990 Diplomat of e American Board of Ophthalmology Over 15,000 surgeries performed successfully Serving Lee, Charlotte & Hendry County patients for over 19 yearsWe are conveniently located on the corner of Summerlin and Winkler. Plastic & Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery Eyelid Surgery Center Fort Myers O ce 239.481.9995www.EyelidsOnly.comWE OFFER One-surgeon practice -you always see the same doctor No assembly-line surgery youre the only one Personalized post-operative attention Specialty-trained nursing sta Catered, accommodating care, tailored to your needs NO DOCTOR REFERRAL NEEDEDOver 65? Think eyelid surgery is not a ordable? Medicare STILL pays!Eyelid QuizDo you have to raise your eyebrows to see more clearly? Have you hit your head on a cabinet door while open? Is it di cult to see beside you without turning your head left or right? Do your eyelids close while you are reading? When you play tennis, do you have trouble serving? Do your eyelids feel heavy?If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, you qualify for a FREE, no obligation eyelid screening performed by Natasha, COA.Screening candidates receive a $25 movie gift card. 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THE RIVER MARCH 29, 201332 Medical Organization Recognizes Founding Members At SARPA EventSARPA (Senior And Retired Physicians Association of Lee County) recently recognized the founding members on the occasion of the organizations 15th year. SARPA membership is composed of senior and retired physicians, dentists and other health care professionals with a doctor degree who are now living in Lee County, either full or part time. While SARPA is primarily a social organization, the members have voluntered at the Lee Memorial Health System in various ways and supported other Lee County groups, including the Ronald McDonald House. Senior and retired professionals are welcome to attend a monthly dinner and program meeting. Six meetings are held from November through April and, if interested, can apply for membership. Those joining this spring will have complimentary dues for 2014. Contact Dr. John Spencer at 472-3807 or Dr. Ron Clearfield at 992-9829 for further information. Dr. Bernard Spencer, Dr. John Spencer, President of SARPA, and Dr. Lynn Boynton. Dr. Boynton and Dr. Spencer are two of the founders of SARPA presented with certificates of appreciationFrom page 17Beach HappeningsBunche Beach Low Tide Loafing At Sunset A Guided Exploration Join a naturalist guide as you leisurely explore the mud flats to see what mysteries the low tide uncovers while enjoying a beautiful Florida sunset. Bunche Beach is a wonderful place to explore and learn about the amazing variety of shore birds, shells and possibly spot a manatee or dolphins playing along the shore. Bring a camera, shoes that can get wet, bug spray and drinking water. The next walk will be held on Tuesday, April 9 from 7 to 8 p.m. Bunche Beach Preserve is located at 18201 John Morris Road in Fort Myers Beach. Walkers meet at the picnic tables on the beach. The walk is free. Parking is $2 per hour or free with a valid Lee County Parks & Recreation parking sticker. Visit www. leeparks.org for more information. Bird Patrol Tour Bunche Beach is known as one of the best birding sites in Lee County. Join our Lee County Bird Patrol volunteers on this free tour as they share information on the contribution birds make to the delicate balance of our ecosystems. Bring binoculars, sun protection, shoes that can get wet, bug spray and drinking water. The next walk will be held on Monday, April 22 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Participants should meet at the picnic tables on the beach. Bunche Beach Preserve is located at 18201 John Morris Road in Fort Myers Beach. This is a free walk. Parking is $2 per hour or free with a valid Lee County Parks & Recreation parking sticker. Visit www.birdpatrol.org for more information. From page 10Painting SaleSt. Raphaels original intention was to sell the piece via eBay or private sale in a local gallery. The value of the oil painting is in excess of $1,800, according to the artist. However, they would like to keep the piece local because of Jordans family ties to the Fort Myers Beach area. The painting is temporarily on display at the Beach Theater, located at 6425 Estero Blvd. in Fort Myers Beach. Anyone wishing a private viewing can contact Cris Zack at 907-500-9747 or David Borneman at 574-293-4003. From page 30Get Some Zzzsyourself, this is a hormone. That said, melatonin has a widespread (wonderful) effect on the immune system and specifically awesome for people with autoimmune disorders and chronic infections. All of the supplements discussed today are sold at health food stores and some pharmacies, but always ask your doctor whats right for you. This information is not intended to treat, cure or diagnose your condition. Suzy Cohen is the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and is a registered pharmacist. To contact her, visit www. dearpharmacist.com. From page 30Mom and Meto make a successful move into a new rhythm of life. Second, your separate lifestyle from your wife is a consequence that comes with multiple and equally important priorities, and it did not happen overnight. So my suggestions to you are, stop seeing yourself as old and discarded. You and your wife are going through a transition. This transition takes time and patience. Develop some interests of your own, be that volunteering or working part time. Develop some common interests with your wife and start dating again. It will take time and patience. Sometimes it will seem impossible, but it hardly seems time to dissolve the marriage Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. Raining Pizzas Event Supports Local HospitalImagine your child is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness and your family suddenly has to be uprooted to receive treatment in another city because there are no beds available at the local childrens hospital in your hometown. That is the case for many Fort Myers children and families who are trying to cope with a devastating diagnosis. Thats why Gary and Heather Nychyk, the owners of the first Papa Murphys of Fort Myers, celebrated their grand opening on March 14 by hosting a Raining Pizzas event at Sam Fleishman Regional Sports Complex. It was all in effort to raise awareness about their fundraiser to help build the new Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida in Fort Myers. Our young nephew Randall was diagnosed with a brain tumor when he was only three years old. Luckily, my nephew and his family were able to receive wonderful treatment, right here in Fort Myers at the local childrens hospital. But we realize thats not the case for many families, said Gary Nychyk. Many families have to travel to Miami or Tampa to receive their care because there are no beds left at the current childrens hospital in Fort Myers, and it makes me want to give back in a big way. Thats why were raising money to help build the new and expanded childrens hospital in Fort Myers. But the giving didnt stop with free pizzas and prizes raining down on the community. The Nychyks raised $3,356.47 during a week-long fundraising drive at their new Papa Murphys store, located at 4600 Summerlin Road. They are donating that money to the hospitals capital campaign in honor of Randall. The amount they raised will also be matched by the hospitals namesake. Currently, the Golisano Childrens Hospital is the only childrens hospital between Tampa and Miami. It provides the highest level of family-centered lifesaving treatment and care 365 days a year to more than 5,000 children and grandchildren. The new hospital will be solely dedicated to children and will provide additional beds and space, accommodations for family to stay with their children and grandchildren 24 hours a day during critical times. My young nephew hasnt won his battle with cancer just yet, but we know he will, Gary Nychyk added. Randall still receives treatment at the local childrens hospital and we are honored to be able to help provide a new facility for our nephew and other kids like him a facility where they can receive tremendous care and can win their health battles right here in the city they call home. Staff at the new (and first) Papa Murphys store in Fort Myers gearing up for the event To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732

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PUZZLE ANSWERS My Stars FOR WEEK OF APRIL 1, 2013ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Resist a confrontation with that irksome person. The matter will soon blow over anyway. Meanwhile, channel your high Arian energy into areas with more positive potential. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) The innovative Bovine finds a creative way to resolve a sensitive domestic problem by midweek. A former colleague returns with an intriguing business suggestion. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) An unexpected critical statement from someone you trust could catch you momentarily off guard. But you soon recover your equilibrium and rise to the challenge. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You might feel you can handle a new project on your own. But advice from someone with experience could help you avoid possibly costly as well as time-consuming obstacles. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Waiting for others to make decisions is difficult for the take-charge Lion. But by weeks end, you should hear news that will help you regain control of the situation. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Your superjudgmental side could dominate the week unless you try to keep it in check. Otherwise you risk offending people, including some who are very close to you. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Expect more information to come out about that possible career shift. Meanwhile, your loving concern helps someone close to you get through a worrisome period. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Despite an occasional setback, workplace pressures should continue to ease through most of the week. This would be a good time to plan that long-delayed trip. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) The sage Sagittarian quickly recognizes an opportunity when she or he sees it, especially if its one youve been planning for. Take aim and go for it. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) The Sea Goats unique insight guides you as you check out a questionable situation. Your efforts should prove rewarding for you and your many supporters. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) You might want to pace yourself a bit more. Rushing could lead to serious slipups. Take more time to check out details you might otherwise overlook. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) The best way to resolve those remaining problems is to ask others for help. Theyll be happy to do so, especially when you agree to share the credit for a job well done. BORN THIS WEEK: Your natural gift for honest leadership earns you the respect and admiration of others. On April 2, 1513, near present-day St. Augustine, Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon comes ashore on the Florida coast and claims the territory for the Spanish crown. Ponce de Leon is credited with the first recorded landing and the first detailed exploration of the Florida coast. On April 3, 1776, because it lacked sufficient funds to build a strong navy, the Continental Congress gives privateers permission to attack British ships. Any goods captured by the privateer were divided between the ships owner and the government. On April 7, 1873, John McGraw, one of the winningest managers in baseball history, is born in Truxton, N.Y. McGraws career total of 2,763 wins ranks second only to Connie Mack. Between 1902 and 1932, the New York Giants won 10 pennants, came in second place 11 times and won three World Series championships. On April 4, 1949, the United States and 11 other nations establish the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), a mutual defense pact aimed at containing possible Soviet aggression against Western Europe. The signatories agreed, An armed attack against one or more of them ... shall be considered an attack against them all. On April 5, 1951, death sentences are imposed against Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, after they were found guilty of conspiring to transmit atomic secrets to the Soviet Union. The only seriously incriminating evidence came from a confessed spy who was given a reduced sentence to testify against them. On April 6, 1968, Stanleys Kubricks science-fiction classic : A Space Odyssey makes its debut in movie theaters. The film clocked in at around three hours and contained less than 40 minutes of dialogue, with long stretches of absolute silence or of the sound of human breathing. On April 1, 1970, President Richard Nixon signs legislation officially banning cigarette ads on television and radio. In 1969, Congress had passed the Cigarette Smoking Act, requiring warning labels that stated: Cigarette Smoking May be Hazardous to Your Health. It was Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist Pearl S. Buck who made the following sage observation: All things are possible until they are proved impossible, and even the impossible may only be so as of now. If you dread trying (and too often failing) to pair up socks on laundry day, youll be glad to know that your anguish is not unrecognized: May 9 has been designated National Lost Sock Memorial Day. Progress is not always universally embraced. In 1825, a magazine called The Quarterly Review scoffed, What can be more palpably absurd than the prospect held out of locomotives traveling twice as fast as stagecoaches? If in your studies of history you never ran across the Anglo-Zanzibar War, dont feel educationally shortchanged; most people have never heard of the conflict. In 1896, the pro-British sultan of Zanzibar, Hamad bin Thuwaini, died, and his successor, Khalid bin Barghash, did not look as favorably upon the British Empire. Because a treaty signed 10 years earlier stated that any candidate to attain the sultancy must receive the approval of the British Consul, the British viewed Kalid bin Barghashs accession as an act of war. The sultan barricaded himself in his palace, but the superior numbers and firepower of the British quickly defeated the embattled sultan. How quickly? The battle lasted all of 40 minutes, making it the shortest war in history. There are those who wonder if beloved actor Tony Curtis, with more than 100 films to his credit, would have been quite as successful if he hadnt changed his name. His given name, Bernard Schwartz, just doesnt quite have the same ring to it. People need good lies. There are too many bad ones. -Kurt Vonnegut THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY33 THE RIVER MARCH 29, 2013DID YOU KNOW 1. GEOGRAPHY: The Gulf of Sidra lies off what African nation? 2. TECHNOLOGY: What kind of computer file is indicated by a .htm extension? 3. MEASUREMENTS: What is a nanosecond? 4. MUSIC: What kind of instrument is an Appalachian dulcimer? 5. LANGUAGE: What is an interrobang? 6. FAIRY TALES: What kind of poisoned fruit does the evil Queen give Snow White? 7. U.S. PRESIDENTS: Which four U.S. presidents were assassinated in office? 8. INVENTORS: What is Robert Fulton famous for inventing? 9. HISTORY: When was the Magna Carta imposed to prohibit arbitrary royal acts? 10. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What is the early Roman term for the month of July? TRIVIA TEST 1. Libya 2. A hypertext le 3. One billionth of a second 4. Stringed 5. A punctuation mark that combines a question mark and an exclamation point 6. An apple 7. Abraham Lincoln, James Gareld, William McKinley and John Kennedy 8. The steamboat 9. 1215 10. Quintilis ANSWERS SPORTS QUIZ 1. In 2012, Jim Thome became the fourth player in major-league history to have hit 100 homers with three different teams. Who else did it? 2. Arizonas Aaron Hill hit for the cycle twice in a season in 2012. Who was the last player to do it twice in a season? 3. Who was the first Pittsburgh Steeler to rush for 1,000 yards in a season? 4. Name the first 10th seed vs. 15th seed mens basketball matchup in NCAA Tournament history. 5. Who was the first draft pick in the history of the NHLs Tampa Bay Lightning? 6. Name the youngest driver to win a NASCAR Cup season championship. 7. In 2013, Bob and Mike Bryan became the most successful tennis team in Grand Slam history, winning a 13th doubles title. Who were they tied with?1. Alex Rodriguez, Reggie Jackson and Darrell Evans. 2. Brooklyns Babe Herman, in 1931. 3. John Henry Johnson rushed for 1,141 yards in 1962. 4. In 1991, Richmond faced Temple. 5. Defenseman Roman Hamrlik, in 1992. 6. Bill Rexford was 23 when he won the title in 1950. 7. Australians John Newcombe and Tony Roche. ANSWERS

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CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS THE RIVER MARCH 29, 201336 REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE VACATION RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL SANIBELOPEN HOUSES POSTED DAILY RS 1/4 BM TFN Pfeifer Realty Group Sanibel Island, FL239-472-0004VISIT:SanibelOpenHouses.com 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 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 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 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 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 239-565-2155 NS 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 973-726-3213 NS 3/22 CC TFN VACATION RENTALLIGHTHOUSE REALTYPaul J. Morris, Broker VACATION RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SALES 359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island 239-579-0511RS 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 3/29 CC 3/29 OPEN HOUSE BEACHVIEW CCMonday, April 1st 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 3/29 BM 3/29 Island VacationsOf Sanibel & CaptivaMillion $ Views Await You! Cottages Condos Homes Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths239-472-72771-888-451-7277RS 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.comRS 2/8 CC 3/29 GULF PINES SANIBEL HOUSE2 Br/2 Ba. $4,000/month Jan-Mar. $3,000 other months. Taxes, utilities, cable, Hi-speed internet included. (239)542-5627 dccalusa@comcast.net NS 3/29 CC TFN WATCH THE OCEAN FROM BEDSanibel Direct Gulf Front Panoramic View Big Luxury Lanai w/Glass Doors. 2B/2Ba. WIFI-Beach Equip-3 Flat Screen TVs w/DVD Details & Photos: www.vrbo.com/192495 NS 3/29 CC 3/29 Read us online atIslandSunNews.com Fantastic sunset view Spacious, updated condoGREAT BUY! $599,000 Free SanibelReal Estate SeminarLearn about our market, regulations, inspections, zoning, rentals, contracts neighborhoods, costs, etc.Mondays, 4:00 PM, Bank of the Islands1599 Periwinkle, SanibelNo Obligation, No Sales Pitch, Just InformationCall to con rm RS 3/22 BM TFN Moran Realty GroupJohn Gee & CompanyNutmeg Village #202 REDUCED !!!

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CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 37 THE RIVER MARCH 29, 2013 ADDITIONAL CLASSIFIED ON PAGE 38 ADDITIONAL CLASSIFIED ON PAGE 38 ANNUAL RENTAL SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES OFFEREDSANIBEL HOME WATCHRetired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates (239) 728-1971RS 1/4 BM TFN PUESTA DEL SOL CLEANING SERVICEResidential Commercial Medical Banks Local/seasonal references/free estimate Low prices with free laundry!! Puestadelsolcleaning.com 239-770-4008 Juliasalazar3@hotmail.com 239-878-4472RS 1/4 CC TFN COMPANION SERVICE Sanibel-Captiva Care and Companion Service, LLC Medical appointments, general transportation, shopping, light meal preparations, and light cleaning. Our services are customized to meet our clients needs. Call 239-395-3591, or for an emergency call 239-472-0556. RS 1/4 BM TFN SCARNATO LAWN SERVICELawn Service, Shrubs and Tree Trimming Weeding, Installation of Plants, Trees and Mulch (one month free service available) Joe Scarnato (239) 849-6163 scarnatolawn@aol.comNS 1/25 BM TFN HOME WATCH SANIBELProperty Management-Bookkeeping Call Bob or Sally Island Residents 239-565-7438, sanisal186@gmail.com WWW.HOMEWATCHSANIBEL.COM RS 1/4 CC TFN HELLES CLEANING SERVICESResidential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471 Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047 NS 1/4 PC TFN HOME/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 239-271-2919 RS 3/22 CC 4/12 RE/MAX OF THE ISLANDSPutting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace www.remax-oftheislands.com 239-472-2311RS 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 SANIBELAdorable 2 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 Unit foxwatch@comcast.net for pics/info RS 3/29 CC TFN ANNUAL RENTALSSANIBELBAY FRONT RESIDENCE This never before rented, UF, Executive Home Special Bay Frontage, incredible views. Offers Large swimming, pool, 5 Bedrooms/ 3.5 baths, 2 car garage. $4,200/mo. CANAL-ACROSS FROM BEACH This elevated private home is located right across from the Beach, & offers 2+ car garage, private pool, Boat dockage, & furnished 3 bedrooms/2 baths. Easy access to Causeway. $4,000/mo. 472-6747Gulf Beach Properties, Inc.Paul H. Zimmerman, Broker/OwnerServing The Islands Rental Needs Since 1975 RS 3/29 BM TFNATTENTION 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 MOVING SALEMoving Sale April 6 from 9 2. Furniture & Misc. Items. 1170 Sand Castle Rd. Sanibel. NS 3/29 CC 4/5 FUTONFOR SALE 7 foot long futon with nautical print. Great condition. $100.NS 3/29 CC 4/5 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 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 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 TFN 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. Black with black interior, hard top included. Well maintained and serviced. New tires with less than 5k mi. $8,500. 239 823-2146.NS 3/22 CC 3/29 BOATS CANOES KAYAKSDOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800RS 1/4 NC TFN WANTEDSanibel resident looking to rent a covered space or lift for 20ft. ats boat this summer. Will rent long term for covered space for boat and trailer. Please call anytime at (317) 507-4447. NS 3/29 CC 4/5 HELP WANTEDSERVERS 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 EXPERIENCED REALTORS80/20, No Of ce Fees Robert 239-472-3334 NS 3/1 CC 3/22 CUSTOMER SERVICE/ OUTSIDE SALESWe need you to pamper our customers and spread the word about our services. Union Mechanical Inc. 239-437-5595 Knowledge of construction/contracting a plus.NS 2/8 CC TFN CURRENT POSITION NEEDED: HANDYMANMust have knowledge of plumbing, electrical and general repairs. Must have own truck and tools. Work will mostly be on Sanibel. Salary negotiable and bene ts after 90 days. Call 239-481-2929.NS 2/22 CC TFN HELP WANTEDPart-time exible hours on Sanibel. Must have knowledge of wines and be familiar with liquor products. Hospitality experience a plus. 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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 29, 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.org RS 1/4 NC TFN VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDVolunteers needed for the After School Program which runs Mon.-Th, 2:30 3:15 pm call Linda Reynolds 472-1617RS 1/4 NC TFN VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDAt The Sanibel School Call Michelle Wesley 239-910-8000RS 1/4 NC TFN HELP WANTEDVolunteers needed for Independence Day parade on Sanibel. Help needed prior to and during the parade. Various duties. If you can help out, call Trish Phillips at 2462981 or email trishphillips@mysanibel.com. NS 2/22 NC TFN Hello, Im Romeo and I am the perfect gentleman. As my name implies, I am also a real love. I am patient, kind, affectionate and willing to please. I quietly sit and wait to be let out for a walk. I can sit and walk nicely on a leash and get along with other dogs. My adoption fee is $35 (regularly $75) during Animal Services March Madness adoption promotion. Make a basket and get an additional $10 off. My name is Skyler and Im a petite and precious little kitty with beautiful green eyes. Just cradle me like a baby and pet and scratch my head, and I will purr and cuddle with you. Its a great time to get an adorable companion like me during Animal Services March Madness adoption promotion. My adoption fee is $35 (regularly $50). Make a basket and get an additional $10 off. For information about this weeks pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at www.LeeLostPets.com. When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office, off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, rabies vaccination and county license if three months or older, flea treatment, worming, heartworm test for dogs six months and over, feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, training DVD, 10-day health guarantee, and a bag of Science Diet pet food. The adoption package is valued at $500. Skyler ID# 559519 Romeo ID# 555477 photos by squaredogphoto.com Pets Of The Week

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A A Aw w a ar d winning RC Otters Island Eats is a p lace for the w w wh h ole family! Servin g the nest seafood dishes, vo odoo steak and c h ops, creative pasta, and t h e lar gest ve g etarian and kid s menu anywhere. O ve r 1 00 menu items. Ha ppy hour dail y T ake-out av ailable. C all-ahead sea ting available P lay t h e r i ng game and l i sten to t he i sland sounds o f our talented local musician s. You ought to eat at O tters! MONDAY SUNDAY 8am 10pm Lo L Lo ca a a a ca te te te te d d d d in in in t t t t he he he he H H ea ea rt rt o o f f f Ol Ol Ol d d d Ca pt pt iv iv a a Villa g e 11 1 5 0 8 An dy Ros se e L L L L an n an an e e e e, C C C C a ap ap ti ti va va Islan d, F L 33 92 2 4 4 (2 (2 (2 (2 39 39 39 ) ) ) ) 39 39 39 39 5 5555 11 11 11 11 11 42 42 42 42 4 Fresh gourmet pizza salads special treats delectable yogurts and fun gifts 11513 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva Island, FL 33924 239.395.0823 An Island paradise atmosphere for every special occasion. As s A ide from offering an eclectic, innovative and contemporary m me e nu, the Keylime Bistro boasts a less formal ambience with gp y gp a an n u u ncompromising level of cuisine. y V V Vo o te e d B Be st Island Dining by the News Press Readers Poll, First Pla ce e a t t th e Ju u ni i or Leagues 2002 Taste of the Town, First Place Peoples Cho ic e e at gy gy t th e e C Ch h ef s Auction, t h e Bistro continues to b e a p o p u l ar d estinati on gp g W W We f ea ea ture live music dail y duri ng lunch a an n d di i n nn er wit h a Sun d a y Jazz Brunc h. yg yg Monday Sunday 8:00am 10pmBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner & 2 2 3 3 9 9 3 3 9 9 5.4 000 11 11 11 50 0 5 9 9 A An dy d dy y R R os os se se L L an an e, e, C C ap p ti t va va Is l a an d L u n n c c h h an d D D in n n e e r S e e v v e n n Da y s a We e e k 1 1 1 : 3 3 0am 10 :00 p p m m E n j oy unique a nd d spicy atmospher e while savo rin g t he he ne Mexican a nd S outhw es s te rn cuisine. To complement the ev en n in g choo se f r om an ar ra a y y of imp orte d and dome stic bee rs a a nd wines n ot to men ti on o ref resh in g ma rg aritas. Di ne n i ns s i id e or o ut Ta ke o o ut available for those o o n n th e e r ru n. 1 8700 Gladiolus Drive (Winkler and Gladiolus) across the street from Sweet Bay. Wine Spectator Award & Zagat RatedCOMPLIMENTS TO THE CHEFSJoin us for the exciting new creations by Chef Roger and Chef Miguel along with their favorite daily specials. Enjoy the relaxing atmosphere and perhaps one of our gourmet wood red at bread pizzas...Well see you there!Serving 11:00am -10:00pm seven days a week. Sunday buffet brunch, Bloody Mary Bar & Bottomless Mimosas from 10:00am 2:00pmHappy hour daily with a special bar menu and Live musicReservations accepted. Party rooms for private functions. 239-489-2233 THE RIVER MARCH 29, 201340