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FREETake Me Home VOL. 12, NO. 13 APRIL 5, 2013From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Southwest Florida Herb Day Festival The Lee County Master Gardeners will present the 10th annual Southwest Florida Herb Day Festival on Saturday, April 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Eco-Living Center at Rutenburg Park, 6490 South Pointe Boulevard in Fort Myers. Its the year of the elderberry. There will be several speakers, authors, vendors and an herb garden tour. Herbs, vegetables and fruit trees will be for sale. There will be door prizes including hand painted rain barrels, allspice trees, cookbooks, custom pottery and unique yard art. The speakers will educate attendees on a wide variety of topics. The schedule is: 8:30 a.m. Registration and shopping 9 a.m. Delightful Herbs, an introduction to growing the plants that give us pleasure and health with Debbie Hughes 9:30 a.m. The Many Medicinal Uses of Herbs with Jim Lederer 10:45 a.m. The Cooking Herbs with Anne Liebermann 11:15 a.m. Herbal Chopped Salad cooking demonstration with Madeline Bohannoncontinued on page 27 Quilt Show Open To The PublicThe bi-annual Shell Point Quilt Show will be open to the public from Saturday, April 13 through Monday, April 15. The resident quilters invite the public to view the many sizes and varieties of hand crafted quilts on display, including quilts based on this years theme entitled My Heritage. We are inviting the public to view heirloom quilts on loan, quilters demonstrations, and new quilts focused on many quilters unique heritage, said Michelle McCarthy, Shell Point resident and avid quilter. We are also encouraging the public to vote for our quilters challenge winner.continued on page 20 Shell Point resident Helen Van Buskirk displays her hand crafted quiltFamily Event At Slough PreserveThe five-year anniversary of the first public certified green building at the Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve in Lee County will be celebrated Saturday, April 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. It offers plenty of activities for all ages. There will be live reptile programs, a puppet show, hourly guided walks, and a champagne toast with sparkling cider and cupcakes. Learn how to answer the question of paper or plastic continued on page 20 Discoveries on the boarwalk Aloe plants used in landscaping Potted herbTeen Wins Fourth Junior Duck Stamp Titleby Jeff LysiakFor the fourth year in a row, artwork created by Jefferson Jones of Lehigh Acres was selected as the winner of the Florida Junior Duck Stamp art contest, as judging took place continued on page 9 First place overall winner by Jefferson Jones from Lehigh Acres Second place overall winner by Valerie Hernandez from Fort Myers Third place overall winner by Haley Keller from Sanibel

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Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now: A Tidal Wave Of April Fools News, 1955by Gerri ReavesThe April 1, 1955 edition of The Tidal Wave made it easy to understand why the Fort Myers Junior-Senior High School publication had a recent history of plentiful advertising and increased circulation and size. That special April Fools edition was masterminded by a dream team of luminaries of nearly six decades ago: Arturo Toscanini, editor-in-chief; Albert Einstein, feature editor; Esther Williams, boys sports editor; Helena Rubenstein, makeup editor; and J. Edgar Hoover, advertising. Reporters Donald Duck, Edward R. Murrow, Lucky Luciano, Hedda Hopper and Marlon Brando combed their beats in search of newsworthy stories. Behind those illustrious names, however, real student staff did the work. Vonceil Grace Brown (now Vonceil Franklin) was editor that year. She remembers the staff as an aspiring group. The whole year was fun. Ive never had a better group of people working with me, she said. She also recalls being sent by the school to Florida State University for a twoweek training course in journalism the summer before she assumed the editorship. That invaluable course taught not only serious journalism but encouraged inventiveness, she says. Another notable memory from her Tidal Wave days is the special relationship it had with the Fort Myers News Press Editor William Spear sometimes published editorials from the student paper, and Franklin treasures the memory of being published at Christmastime 1954. The front page of that 1955 April Fools issue was a real attention-getter, with an upside-down banner and the startling news, Eisenhower to Crown Pan Am Coronation King and Queen. Who would have thought that a high school club would so impress the president of the U.S. that he would not only attend a coronation, but donate $300 to it? The interior pages continued the tongue-in-cheek merriment although it must be noted that the many ads appeared to be in total earnest. Barbara McDaniels feature, Social Carousel, gave a full report on the popular faces recently seen in Fort Misery at Jim Meredith and Marilyn Monroes big shindig. Bing Crosby, Elizabeth Taylor, and Gary Cooper were among the guests at the event chaperoned by Grace Kelly and journalism teacher Robert Barnes. The seventh-grade boy and girl featured in Junior-High Spotlight were no doubt chosen for their winning personalities and academic achievements. Lallooza Lodgepost was a member of the FHA, the Future Homewreckers of America. Herkimer Snoodle was a member of the National Dishonor Society and the Broken Lock Club. His life-long ambition, it was reported, was to eventually graduate after lingering in seventh grade for nine years. No newspaper could be without an advice column, television listings, or want ads. Emily Toast responded to Richard Clark that, while it was not polite for a girl to have thrown a plate of spaghetti at him in the lunchroom, it nevertheless was a good sign that she was in love with him. The advice columnist advised Richard to ask her for a date when spaghetti is not handy. With an April Fools television line-up like they had in 1955, who needs cable? Adventureland took viewers to the Fort Myers Drive In. We can only wonder at the nature of the adventures and discoveries. If you wanted to know where teachers find the answers to those annoying tests, you could watch Mystery Theatre Or, you could tune-in to The Big Playback and see a rerun of that same old, sad excuse maybe one you used in class recently. Sports fans could witness their teachers dashing around the basketball court in T Men in Action. And Tidal Wave on the Air kept everyone current with worldwide news events. All these years later, the enthusiasm and humor of The Tidal Wave staff still sparkle. Perhaps a special want ad explained the spirit the newspaper engendered. The ad for a part-time job at The Tidal Wave promised rising seniors long hours, scatterbrain working conditions, and no wages but also promised theyd love the work. If youd like to see more samples of local fun-loving journalism from 58 years ago, visit one of the areas best research centers, the Southwest Florida Historical Society, where you can peruse school newspapers and yearbooks. The all-volunteer non-profit organization is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard on the campus of the Lee County Alliance for the Arts. continued on page 24 Fort Myers Junior-Senior High School published an April Fools edition of The Tidal Wave in 1955 courtesy of Southwest Florida Historical Society (Vonceil Grace Franklin Collection)THE RIVER APRIL 5, 20132 The River Weekly News will correct factual errors or matters of emphasis and interpretation that appear in news stories. Readers with news, tips, comments or questions, please call (239) 415-7732 or write to: The River Weekly News, 1609 Hendry Street, Suite 15, Fort Myers, FL 33901. Fax number: (239) 415-7702. E-mail: press@riverweekly.com. The River Weekly News reserves the right to refuse, alter or edit any editorial or advertisement.Independently Owned And Operated COPYRIGHT 2013 The River Weekly News LORKEN Publications, Inc.Co-Publishers Lorin Arundel and Ken Rasi Advertising Sales Isabel Rasi George Beleslin Office Coordinator Patricia MolloyGraphic Arts/ProductionAnn Ziehl Sarah Crooks Kris See Photographer Michael Heider Writers Gerri Reaves, Ph D Anne Mitchell Jeff Lysiak PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER Contributing Writers Read Us Online: www.IslandSunNews.com Click on The River Jennifer Basey Kimberley Berisford Suzy Cohen Ed Frank Max Friedersdorf Priscilla Friedersdorf Jim George Dr. Dave Hepburn Joan Hooper Audrey Krienen Scott Martell Capt. Matt Mitchell Patricia Molloy Laura Zocki Puerto Di Saggau Scott White

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3 THE RIVER APRIL 5, 2013 Fort Myers Public Art: The Fate Of A Siren, Part IIIby Tom HallAssuming Lorelei is, in fact, owned by the City of Fort Myers, then it will be up to the Fort Myers Public Art Committee to decide whether to restore or merely conserve the 133-year-old headless siren that sits outside the Fort Myers Lee County Library. Conservation is a term of art. It refers to the preservation of cultural heritage, points out noted Naples conservator Viviana Dominguez. By contrast, restoration involves returning the artwork to its original appearance. A member of the American Institute for Conservation of Works of Art with more than 20 years experience, Dominguez has participated in both types of efforts. Currently, Dominguez is working for the Smithsonian Institute on its Haiti Recovery Project, where it is often necessary to piece together the tattered remains and jagged remnants of paintings, drawings and sculptures recovered from the rubble of the 2010 earthquake that leveled Port au Prince. Ethically, a conservator must distinguish restorative work from the original, Dominguez observes. Whether it occurs by war, earthquake, hurricane or vandalism, the damage suffered by a work of art becomes woven into the fabric of its history or provenance. That means that even if a new head, elbow and toes are one day fabricated for Lorelei out of marble from the same quarry as the piece carved by Emma Elisabeth Phinney back in 1880, she will still bear the scars of the injuries she suffered during the night of October 29, 1997. You cannot change the history of the artwork, Dominguez insists. It may be unfortunate that the artwork was damaged, but you cannot pretend it didnt happen. It did, and its unfair to the artist and posterity to make it look like the work wasnt damaged. And therein lies the challenge for Lorelei. It would only be proper to attempt Loreleis restoration if there exist sufficient historic photographs of the original sculpture to permit a restorer to make an exact reproduction of the missing parts without extrapolation or interpretation. For this to occur, photos are needed that show Loreleis lost head from the front, back and both profiles. But so far, only three historic photographs of the maiden have been located by Southwest Florida Museum of Historys Cultural & Historic Affairs Education/Research Director Jim Powers, and they only depict Loreleis front and left profile. Thus, while the technology now exists to restore the sculpture, we may not have enough photographic evidence of what she originally looked like to properly perform the task. And so Loreleis future may simply entail cleaning and preservation no matter who turns out to own the oldest public artwork located within the city limits. An arts advocate, Tom Hall guides weekly walking tours of the River Districts public art collection in Fort Myers. For more information, go to www.truetours.net. Lorelei was vandalized in 1997, resulting in a missing head and elbow, among other scars Lazy Flamingo, Inc. Lazy Flamingo, Inc. 6520-C Pine Avenue 6520-C Pine Avenue Sanibel, FL 33957 Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-5353 239-472-5353 Lazy Flamingo 3, Inc. Lazy Flamingo 3, Inc. 16501 Stringfellow Rd 16501 Stringfellow Rd Bokeelia, FL 33922 Bokeelia, FL 33922 239-283-5959 239-283-5959 Lazy Flamingo 2, Inc. Lazy Flamingo 2, Inc. 1036 Periwinkle Way 1036 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-6939 239-472-6939 Lazy Flamingo 4, Inc. Lazy Flamingo 4, Inc. 12951 McGregor Blvd. 12951 McGregor Blvd. Ft. Myers, FL 33919 Ft. Myers, FL 33919 239-476-9000 239-476-9000Four Great Locations! If Our Seafood Were Any Fresher, If Our Seafood Were Any Fresher, We Would Be Serving It Under Water! We Would Be Serving It Under Water! LIVE LIVE ENTERTAINMENT ENTERTAINMENT MONDAY THURSDAY MONDAY THURSDAY IN FORT MYERS! IN FORT MYERS! E very 3 rd T u e Wine Tapas Tasting

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THE RIVER APRIL 5, 20134 April Programs At The EstatesApril at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates is highlighted by the opening of the Gators in the Garden exhibit, Girl Scout programs, and National Arbor Day tree planting, as well as a variety of other programs and activities throughout the month. The schedule includes: Emerging Inventors/Early Learners, April 4 Bouncing Babies, 9 to 11 a.m. and April 18 Fun Flowers, 9 to 11 a.m. Edison Ford Emerging Inventors Early Learning Program is for oneto threeyear-old children and their parents, grandparents and other family members. The program includes socializing with others, educational activities, story time, singing, crafts and exploring the homes, gardens and the museum at the estates. Each session introduces science through activities and time to tend the Emerging Inventors Vegetable Garden. Cost for members is $5, non-members are $15 (one adult, one child). Girl Scout Badge Programs Edison Ford provides unique Girl Scout badge programs for all ages. All Girl Scout programming is booked through the program specialist for Girl Scouts of Southwest Florida at 561-1800. For more information visit http://www. edisonfordwinterestates.org/education/ scout-badge-programs/ heprogramming. Programs include: Entertainment Technology April 6, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Girl Scouts will animate artwork, learn about sound and movie effects and make an amusement ride prototype. Participants receive a badge unique to the programming. Smarts In Arts, April 6, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Girl Scouts will learn to see like an artist through multiple mediums. The Edison Wild Wizard will have scouts using the right-side of their brain to create unique masterpieces. The class ends with a Girl Scout art exhibition. Participants receive a badge unique to the programming. Science Investigation, April 20, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Girl Scouts become detectives by solving different mysteries using normal everyday items. Scouts will search for clues, learn about DNA and Morse code, and match fingerprints. Participants receive a badge unique to the programming. Engineer & Invent, April 20, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. To be a good inventor you need a good imagination and a pile of junk, said Thomas Edison. Scouts will become inventors, innovators and engineers while designing new and improved toys and products for home or school. Participants receive a badge unique to the programing. Gators in the Garden, April 7 through May, opening reception April 7, 2 to 4 p.m. Gators in the Garden is the theme for the annual Art in the Garden, an outdoor sculpture exhibit which is a project of the Edison & Ford Winter Estates, the Lee County Art Educators and Lee County Schools. Now in its 5th year, 25 schools are participating from throughout Lee County and visitors can expect to see at least 25 gators among the flowers and vegetables in the Edison Heritage Truck Garden near the museum. Students, teachers, families and school officials are invited on April 7 to view student sculptures, live baby gators and a few other surprises. The exhibit is supported by George M. Cox Trust. Refreshments will be provided by Costco Services. Happy Birthday Clara Ford, April 11. Clara Bryant Ford, the wife of Henry Ford for 59 years, loved roses. Fair Lane, the Fords Michigan estate, had more than 350 varieties of roses and 10,000 rose plants in their five-acre garden. In honor of Clara Ford, Edison Ford horticulture staff will be installing a historic rose garden at The Mangoes, the Fords winter estate. The unveiling of the garden will be held in July in honor of Henry Fords 150 birthday. Funding for the Clara Ford Rose Garden is provided by Peggy Campbell, great-niece of Clara Bryant Ford. Directors Tour to Miami, April 13. Back by popular demand, Edison Ford has scheduled an additional Directors Tour to historic Vizcaya Estate and Fairchild Botanical Garden. The full day tour includes lectures by staff and curators, lunch at Vizcaya in the historic caf and tram tours in the historic Fairchild Garden. Cost for members and volunteers is $90, non-members are $100. Edison Ford Garden Talk: Bamboo, April 13, 9 a.m. The bamboo growing in Fort Myers may have enticed Edison to purchase the property in 1885 and was a material that he used as a filament for the light bulb. Today, many varieties of bamboo grow in the Edison Ford gardens. Join horticulture staff to learn how to plant, prune, care for and maintain bamboo in containers or in the ground. Participants will receive 20 percent off in the Edison Ford Garden Shoppe. Afterwards, take a tour with garden staff and see all the bamboo. Cost for members is free, non-members are $5. Edison Ford Homeschool Space, April 15 or 19, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. (grades 1 through 6). Edison Ford offers a unique opportunity for homeschool families to learn together about the life and work of Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and how our lives are impacted today by their genius. Students and their parents can enroll in a two-hour program with curriculum that follows the Next Generation Florida Sunshine State Standards. Homeschool students will learn about space through hands-on activities, build a rocket and conclude the program with a rocket launch. Registration is required. Upon registration, pre-visit curriculum materials will be emailed to registered families. Cost for members is $10, nonmembers are $20 (one adult, one child), additional $10 per child. National Arbor Day, Edison Ford Tree Planting, April 26, 10 a.m. In observance of National Arbor Day, staff at Edison Ford will be planting a coconut palm tree along the McGregor Boulevard fence to restore the important historical landscape of the Edison and Ford estates. More than a hundred years ago, Mr. and Mrs. Edison planted dozens of coconut palms at their tropical winter estate, locating most of them in the coconut grove along the river and along the McGregor Boulevard fence. Eventually the line of coconut palms extended to the Ford estate next door and became an important feature of the Edison and Ford tropical gardens. Students from Edison Park Creative and Expressive Arts School will be assisting in planting the coconut palm. The event is free to the public. The Edison Ford is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 2350 McGregor Boulevard. For more information, call 334-7419 or visit the website at www. edisonfordwinterestates.org. 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5 THE RIVER APRIL 5, 2013 Special Needs Students Coordinate Treasure Sale Fundraiser April 8 To 12Students at the Goodwill L.I.F.E. Academy are hosting a Treasure Sale Fundraiser from April 8 to 12 at the Fort Myers School, 3365-D Seminole Avenue. The sale will operate from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. each day. The Goodwill L.I.F.E. Academy is a Lee County charter school for middle and high school students (ages 11 to 22) with special needs. Proceeds will support the schools Community Based Instruction program, which helps students transition into independent living through educational visits to relevant community facilities. The schools first Treasure Sale, held in October, raised $500 to support the program. Our students have been busy sorting, displaying, and pricing items to get ready for the sale, explains Goodwill L.I.F.E. Academy principal Lynn Pottorf. We incorporate learning into every activity we do at the school, so that we can prepare our students for life after graduation. The sale will feature items donated from students, family, friends and neighbors. Items not sold during the Treasure Sale will be donated to Goodwill. The Goodwill L.I.F.E. Academy is a tuition-free, open-enrollment school for students with developmental disabilities. The schools curriculum is designed to promote self-advocacy, and develop life skills for independent living, by focusing on academic skills, daily life skills and vocational/workforce skills. For more information about the Goodwill L.I.F.E. Academy, visit the schools website at www.GoodwillLIFEAcademy.org or call principal Lynn Pottorf at 334-4434. Goodwill L.I.F.E. Academy interior Goodwill L.I.F.E. Academy exterior Complete Do-It Yourself B oa t P a rt s St o r e Marine Tradin g Pos t 15600 S an C arlos Blvd, Un i t 170, Ft M y ers ( Bes i de B ig Lots ) C all 437-7475 A dd iti o n a l L oca ti o n s : 1156 N. Tamiami Trail in North Fort M y er s Call 997-5777 2397 Davis Blvd in Naple s Call 793-5800 H ou r s: 8am -5:30pm Mon-Sa t $ 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 o f S teer i n g W h ee ls

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THE RIVER APRIL 5, 20136 Calendar Girls Had A Busy Season The Calendar Girls were at it again, entertaining the folks at Kelly Greens. The girls have had a busy season and would like to thank all of Southwest Florida for supporting Paws for Patriots along with them. Thanks to the generosity of Southwest Florida, the girls have been able to sponsor/name 10 future guide dog puppies for veterans. For more information about the Calendar Girls or Paws for Patriots, visit www.calendargirlsflorida.com, call 850-6010 or visit www.guidedogs.org. The Calendar Girls perform their final bow at Kelly Greens Donate Unused Food To CCMIAs Southwest Floridas seasonal residents prepare to head back north, Community Cooperative Ministries, Inc. is asking that they not throw away their unused pantry goods. Southwest Floridas visitors and winter residents are encouraged to donate their unused food to CCMIs Everyday Cafs and Marketplaces prior to heading home. With the summer months approaching and the price of food rising, CCMI could certainly benefit from the departures of seasonal residents as they leave behind unused food to help feed the hungry in Lee County, said Tracey Galloway, CEO of CCMI. Non-perishable food donations can be made daily to CCMIs Everyday Cafs and Marketplaces located in Fort Myers at 3429 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard or in Cape Coral at 1105 Cultural Park Boulevard from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. A wish list of items requested include cornbread mix, cereal, peanut butter, packaged cookies and snacks, jelly, rice and pasta, spaghetti sauce, macaroni and cheese, Ramen noodles, canned meats, and pop-top cans of vegetables, chili, meats and fruit, as well as non-food items including handheld can openers, Ziploc sandwich bags, diapers, bug spray, sun block and travel-size toiletries. We have more than 75,000 seasonal residents, said Galloway. If each one of those individuals dropped off a can of food to the CCMI, we will not be faced with turning people away our hungry neighbors this summer. CCMI serves Fort Myers and the greater Lee County area, including Bonita Springs, Cape Coral and Lehigh Acres. CCMI works in partnership with United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades, Harry Chapin Food Bank and various community foundations as well as collaborating with fellow community and service groups including The School District of Lee County and numerous churches, businesses and community support organizations. For more information, call 332-7687 or visit www.ccmileecounty.com. 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. Airport Reports February TrafficDuring the month of February, 827,147 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport, an increase of 5.8 percent compared to February 2012. Year-to-date, passenger traffic is up 6.5 percent from the same period last year. The traffic leader in February was Delta, with 172,412 passengers traveling to and from Fort Myers. Rounding out the top five airlines were AirTran (127,360), Southwest (94,781), JetBlue (87,375) and US Airways (83,299). Southwest Florida International Airport had 8,230 aircraft movements (takeoffs and landings), an increase of 0.9 percent compared to February 2012. Page Field saw 7,670 movements, a 0.7 percent increase from February 2012. In addition, nearly 2.8 million pounds of air freight moved through Southwest Florida International Airport, a decrease of 3.7 percent compared to February 2012. Southwest Florida International Airport served more than 7.3 million passengers in 2012 and is one of the top 50 U.S. airports for passenger traffic. No ad valorem (property) taxes are used for airport operation or construction. For more information, log onto www. flylcpa.com. Hortoons To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732 Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email press@riverweekly.com

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7 THE RIVER APRIL 5, 2013 Dress For Success Fashion Night In Black & WhiteDress For Success, Southwest Floridas annual signature event, will be held on Wednesday, April 10 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Clive Daniel Home in Naples. This years theme is A Fashion Night In Black & White. This simple, yet elegant fundraising event will continue to create awareness of Dress For Success Southwest Florida and provide our clients a beautiful setting to showcase their milestones and share their successes, said Barbara Melvin, Dress For Success board of directors president. The event is presented by Founding Sponsor, White House Black Market and will highlight a fashionable lineup of exciting events that guests are sure to enjoy. The keynote speaker of the night will be Donna Noce, White House Black Market President and Dress For Success Southwest Florida Founding Trustee. Project Runway finalist Mila Hermanovski is being flown in from Los Angeles and will be the featured guest. She is donating a unique silent auction item; a custom Mila dress design sketch. Ladies will also enjoy Fashion Drive with the seasons hottest clothing, jewelry and accessories available for purchase. The men in the crowd will enjoy the man cave featuring manitizers, flatscreen television, cigars and more. Everyone will receive a gift. We are thrilled to host this annual event that brings our clients and community together, and provides an unforgettable evening for all, said Barbara Dell, Executive Director, Dress For Success Southwest Florida. Proceeds from this event will support the many Dress For Success programs held in Naples and Fort Myers, such as Going Places Network by Walmart for unemployed women, the Professional Womens Group for job enhancement and retention and the Entrepreneurial Spirit for women starting a one-person business. Tickets are $100 and sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 689-4992 or email swflorida@dressforsuccess.org. Donna Noce Mila Hermanovski Paddling FestivalThe Paradise Coast Paddlers Club will host its 8th annual Paddling Festival on Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14 on the beach at Capri Fish House, located on Isles of Capri Boulevard in Naples. Saturday will include a day of classes taught by internationally-known paddlers Greg Stamer, Steve Schemer and Michael Gray. Stamer, Greenlands National Kayaking Championship gold medalist and world record holder for circumnavigation of Iceland, will conduct a Greenland paddling class. Scherrer, an American Canoe Association Level 5 Coastal Kayak instructor trainer and kayak designer, will lead instruction on boat control. Festival-goers may also join Gray, an internationally-known outdoor cooking specialist for a paddle ending with an onisland cooking class. Details of classes and registration information can be found at http://paradisecoastpaddlers.com. Sunday will be feature a day of free demonstrations, clinics, tours and races. Complimentary boat unloading will be provided for paddlers bringing their own boats and rentals will be available. Tours will also be available for all levels of paddlers. An Introduction To Paddling tour will include basic safety and stroke instruction from ACA instructors with a paddle in Johnson Bay. Other tours include mangroves, bays and open waters up to 2.5 hours in length. Paradise Coast Paddlers Club requires everyone participating in demonstrations, classes and tours to wear their PFDs (personal flotation devices). Founded in 2005, Paradise Coast Paddlers Club is a not-for-profit organization endorsing safe kayaking for people of all ages and promoting awareness of the water and environment in Southwest Florida. 11am-10pm R IVE R 10% OFF Offer valid with Cash payments only...No credit cards. ONE COUPON PER TABLE Can not be used with any other offer. 18% Gratuity may be added to bill before discount. 11am 10pm, Expires Apr. 12, 2013

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THE RIVER APRIL 5, 20138 Along The RiverThe name Ichiban means Number One in Japanese, and they certainly are when it comes to preparing excellent Japanese and Chinese cuisine. The family-owned restaurant has flourished for nearly nine years thanks to the loyal customer base that values Ichibans balance of great quality and affordable prices. Ichiban has introduced several great new sushi rolls to its menu, including the Ichiban Special Roll. It features two tempura shrimps, avocado, cucumber and krab stick topped with cooked, spicy white fish, tempura crunch and eel sauce. It is best enjoyed with warm sake or a cold Kirin Ichiban beer. For a quick and satisfying lunch, try the combination honey garlic chicken served with fried rice and egg roll or choose from a selection of sushi, Lo Mein, house specials and vegetarian dishes. Ichiban boasts an extensive dinner menu, including Bento boxes served with shrimp and vegetable tempura and Japanese rice. There are multiple ways to get to Ichiban: enter through the main Post Office Arcade entrance on Broadway, through the lobby of Hotel Indigo on Main Street or from First Street courtyard across from the City of Palms parking garage. Ichiban is located at 1520 Broadway in historic downtown Fort Myers. Hours are Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 9 p.m. Free delivery is available within the River District. For more information, call 334-6991. On Sunday, April 7 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Alliance for the Arts is hosting BBQ, Bands & Brew. Enjoy live music by Alter Ego, Cracker Blues and Deb & the Dynamics. Great eats are provided by local barbecue restaurants and vendors, with a competition to name the best BBQ in town. A barnyard-themed childrens area is provided for young concert attendees in addition to raffle prizes and a poker run for adults. Blankets and chairs welcome, however, dogs, beach umbrellas and coolers are not permitted. Admission is $10 per person. Children 12 and under are free. Proceeds benefit Builders Care, a non-profit organization providing emergency construction services at no cost to elderly and disabled homeowners in need in Lee County. Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers near the Colonial intersection. For more information, call 938-0056 or go to www.bbqbandsandbrew.com. Springtime is here which means its time to pull your boat out of storage and hit the water. Marine Trading Post has everything a serious boater needs to maintain and improve his or her boating pleasure. In 1985, Clarence Kel Kellerman opened the first Marine Trading Post store in North Fort Myers. He was so successful that he expanded to Naples six years ago and opened a third location several months ago in Fort Myers, conveniently located near Fort Myers Beach and the Sanibel causeway. Marine Trading Post specializes in marine parts, boat engine parts, trailors, gauges and fiberglass parts. You will not find any T-shirts or tourist keepsakes here. Kellermans son, Joe, is general manager of all three stores while his granddaughter, Christine, is employed at the new Fort Myers shop. The newest Marine Trading Post location is at 15600 San Carlos Boulevard, Unit 170, Fort Myers next to Big Lots. It is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Call 437-7475 or go to www.marinetradingpost.com. Heading out to Sanibel? Make sure to check out the great food and live music at the Jacaranda, or The Jac to locals. With live music nightly, the Patio Lounge attracts an affluent crowd to the friendly and casual restaurant. Although the Jacaranda is best known as a local gathering spot, it has also received several dining awards. The Jac Bar features a daily happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m. and serves two for one drinks and $5.95 appetizers. Live bands, including The Amazing Groove Masters, Both Hands and Renata, play every evening from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. The Jacaranda is located at 1223 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Call 472-1771 or visit www.jacarandaonsanibel.com. Assorted sushi rolls at Ichiban. The restaurant is located in downtown Fort Myers historic mosiac-tiled Post Office Arcade The wine cellar at the Jacaranda on Sanibel 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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From page 1Duck Stampon March 28 at the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuges Education Center. Jones artwork, an acrylic painting of a ruddy duck, was selected by a panel of five judges from a record 2,265 entries in this years contest. The piece will be submitted into the National Junior Duck Stamp art competition, which will be selected on April 19 in Washington, DC. Judging the Florida entries, which were divided into four groups Group I (kindergarten to third grade), Group II (fourth to sixth grade), Group III (seventh to ninth grade) and Group IV (10th to 12th grade) were wildlife artist Jim Sprankle, Ding Darling Wildlife Society board member Don Wildman, WINK news anchor Cayle Thompson, Deputy Refuge Manager at Ding Darling NWR Joyce Palmer and volunteer ornithologist at Ding Darling NWR Ed Combs. This is the second time Ive judged the Junior Duck Stamp art contest, said Sprankle. In my opinion, this is even harder to judge than the Federal Duck Stamp contest, mainly because you want to be encouraging to these young artists. Coordinated by ranger Becky Wolfe, the 2013 Florida Junior Duck Stamp art contest entries were laid out on tables in auditoriums A and B beginning at 9 a.m., and each of the judges were given a handful of poker chips. Perusing the contest entries, the judges would place a chip on top of the artwork they wanted to advance in the competition. As each round of competition advanced, judges received less poker chips, and less pieces of art would advance to the following rounds. Jaye Boswell, the teacher who launched the duck stamp program as a third grade art project during the 198990 school year at The Sanibel School, stopped by the refuge to take a look at this years entries. When Wolfe told her that nearly 2,300 submissions had been received from 44 schools, a big smile came across her face. Never in my wildest dreams did I think that this would become so big, said Boswell. But the kids loved it, and it just took off from there. Really, how do you make a duck sound exciting? But when you start tying that into other things theyre learning, like science and geography and math, suddenly its not just a rubber ducky you take a bath with. Its really something. Wolfe confessed that she had been worried about the number of entries she had received with only a few weeks remaining before the art contests deadline. At that point, less than 800 submissions had been turned in. However, the final tally produced a record number of entries. Were up 576 entries from last year, said Wolfe, whose staff provided exemplary assistance in presenting this years submissions, calculating judges scores and handling all additional duties associated with the art contest. Entries from Groups I and II were judged and scored prior to a short lunch break. Groups III and IV were judged and scored in the early afternoon. Finally, shortly after 2 p.m., the final five pieces of art were selected as the top entries, with Jones work chosen as the winner. Finishing in second place was a piece by Valerie Hernandez from Fort Myers and Sanibels Haley Keller placed third overall. Excited to deliver the news as soon as possible, Wolfe opened her cell phone and dialed Jones. Jeff how are you doing? asked Wolfe, after identifying herself. Im doing pretty dandy, said Jones. Do you know why Im calling you?asked Wolfe. To chat about the weather? joked Jones. Wolfe, the judges and her staff laughed loudly. After delivering the news about his victory, Jones humbly offered, Wow really? Thats excellent. Thank you. Later, the 18-year-old home-schooled student added that he would again be very honored to represent Florida at the National Junior Duck Stamp art contest. Keller, an eighth grader at The Sanibel School, was thrilled to learn that her work which featured a pair of hooded mergansers was selected in the top three out of nearly 2,300 pieces of art. Im really excited, said Keller, who noted that she chose the species only two weeks before the contest deadline. I was sort of busy with other school work, but I spent about a half an hour on it each day. I didnt think it was going to come out this good, but Im really happy with it. According to Keller, she promises that she will give more thought into her entry for next years Florida Junior Duck Stamp art contest. Becky (Wolfe) wants me to do a painting instead of a pencil drawing, said Keller, who was awarded first place in her age group in two previous years. And Ill be going to Cypress Lake Center for the Arts next year, so that will help me step up my game, too. More than 27,000 students enter state Junior Duck Stamp art contests each year. The winning design from the national contest is used to create the Junior Duck Stamp for the following year. Junior Duck Stamps are sold by the U.S. Postal Service and Amplex Corporation consignees for $5 per stamp. Proceeds from the sale of Junior Duck Stamp support conservation education, and provide awards and scholarships for the students, teachers and schools that participate in the program. 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THE RIVER APRIL 5, 201310 Foundation Hosts Female Advisors And BrokersThe Southwest Florida Community Foundation hosted a Female Advisors and Brokers (FAB) meeting on Thursday, March 21, at the foundations office located at 8771 College Parkway in Fort Myers. FAB meets quarterly to develop relationships and provide higher education on unique topics. Jennifer Basey of Edward Jones moderated the meeting and foundation board chair Dawn-Marie Driscoll spoke from a donors perspective about giving to Southwest Florida causes through the foundation. The foundation is celebrating its 36th year of supporting the communities of Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Glades, and Hendry counties by connecting donors and their philanthropic aspirations with evolving community needs. With assets of more than $68 million, the foundation has provided more than $54 million in grants and scholarships to the communities it serves. During its 2012 fiscal year, it granted more than $3 million to more than 100 different organizations supporting education, animal welfare, arts and human services. For more information, call 274-5900 or visit www.floridacommunity.com. Dawn-Marie Driscoll, Sarah Owen, Terry Firth, Carol Powell, Jennifer Basey, Cindy Conley, Cindy Lopez, Robin Goldstone Garcia, Sherry Hynden amd Cheryl Admire Sarah Owen and Cheryl Admire Sherry Hynden and Dawn-Marie DriscollShare your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or 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. Sunday worship at 9:30 a.m. Womens Bible Study is offered on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 9:30 a.m. www.stpeterfmb.com TEMPLE BETHEL SYNAGOGUE 16225 Winkler Rd. 433-0018. Rabbi Jeremy Barras E-mail: rabbi.barras@templebethel.com Cantorial soloist: Lawrence Dermer Temple educator: Dale Cohen, MaEd, RJE Shabbat Services, Friday, 7:30 p.m. Torah Study, Saturday, 9:15 a.m. Religious Education; Sunday School and Midweek classes, Preschool Classes, Monday through Friday Web site: www.templebethel.com Affiliated: Union for Reform Judaism TEMPLE JUDEA (CONSERVATIVE) 14486 A&W Bulb Road, Fort Myers, 433-0201, Rabbi: Rabbi Elyssa Auster President: Keith Grossman Minyan: Monday & Thursday at 9 a.m. Services: Friday night at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday morning at 9 a.m. Religious School Sunday morning Web site: www.tjswfl.org Preschool director: JoAnn Goldman email templejudeapreschool@gmail.com 433-0201, Web site: www.tjswfl.org Affiliated: United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism continued on page 13THE RIVER APRIL 5, 201312

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13 THE RIVER APRIL 5, 2013 From page 12Churches/TemplesTHE CHABAD LUBAVITCH OF SW FLORIDA ORTHODOX 5620 Winkler Road, Fort Myers Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz 433-7708, E-mail: rabbi@chabadswf.org Web site: www.chabadswf.org Services: Friday 6:30 p.m.; Saturday Kabbalah class 9 a.m.; Shacharit 10 a.m.; Kiddush at noon Minyan: Monday and Thursday 7 a.m. THE NEW CHURCH The New Church of SWFL is located 10811 Sunset Plaza Circ. #401, behind Zoomers. Rev. Gabriella Cahaley officiates worship services on Sundays at 11 a.m. during the season. Other worship events are held on the beach in Fort Myers Beach. See our webpage http://www.newchurchflorida.com/ or call for more information 239-481-5535. CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH 1619 Llewellyn Drive Fort Myers Just off McGregor across from the Edison/ Ford Winter Estates 334-4978 Pastor: Douglas Kelchner Worship times Sundays 9 and 10:30 a.m. Website: www.taecc.com UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH FORT MYERS 13411 Shire Lane (off Daniels Parkway one mile west of I-75) Minister: The Reverend Allison Farnum Sunday services and religious education at 10:30 a.m. For information on all church events call 561-2700 or visit www.uucfm.org. UNITY OF BONITA SPRINGS Family Service 10 to 11 a.m. Healing Circle 11 a.m. Hospitality and Fellowship, 11 a.m. Inspiring lesson, uplifting and dynamic music, meditation in a loving environment. Service held at 28285 Imperial Street, Bonita Springs. Call 947-3100. UNITY OF FORT MYERS 11120 Ranchette Road, Fort Myers Winter services: Sundays at 9:15 and 11 a.m. Childrens class at 11 a.m. Reverend Jim Rosemergy, minister. Our God is Love; our Race is Human; our Religion is Oneness. www.unityoffortmyers.org or 239-278-1511 WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 9065 Ligon Court, Fort Myers, across from HealthPark Hospital, 481-2125 Senior Pastor: Robert Brunson Sunday Service: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 11 a.m. Blended Worship www.westminsterfortmyers.org WORD OF LIFE CHURCH 2120 Collier Ave, Fort Myers, 274-8881; Services: Sunday 10 a.m.; Wednesday 7 p.m. Bishop Gaspar and Michele Anastasi ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH 7401 Winkler Road, Fort Myers, 481-4040, Interim Pastor Jim Eggert Pastor Peter Weeks Sunday Services: 8:30 a.m. Traditional; 10 a.m. Blended Traditional and Contemporary; 11:30 a.m. Contemporary. Childrens Sunday School, Adult /Teen Bible Classes, 10 a.m. Sorority Presents Check To Chapin Food BankThe Alpha Gamma Nu Sorority at Herons Glen of North Fort Myers presented a check for $1,000 to the Harry Chapin Food Bank recently. The donation was acquired from the fundraiser Tour of Homes. Joyce Jacobs, Associate Director, accepted the check from Karen Ross. Explaining to our sorority sisters and guests what the Harry Chapin Food Bank does to help so many allowed us all to better understand what the food bank does and the many families that benefit from all of the efforts,said sorority member Sandra Croft. The Harry Chapin Food Bank solicits, collects and stores quality food for distribution to families in need through a network of 160 nonprofit agencies in Lee, Collier, Hendry, Charlotte and Glades counties that provide food to more than 30,000 people monthly. Over 1 million pounds of food are distributed by the Harry Chapin Food Bank monthly. For additional information about or to contribute financially to the Harry Chapin Food Bank, call 334-7007 or visit www. harrychapinfoodbank.org. Joyce Jacobs and Karen Ross Kiwanis Clubs Little Blue Book On Sale NowThe Gateway to the Islands Kiwanis Club has engaged 59 restaurants in Lee County to offer BOGO (Buy One, Get One) dining discounts in their 5th annual Delicious Dining Discount Book that are currently on sale for $20 each. Most of the off-season discounts are valid from April 15 through November 15, 2013. Proceeds from the book last year went to projects such as free BackTo-School Shots & Shoes, Brightest Horizons Child Development Center playground, and Atlas books for all fourth graders at Heights Elementary School. Additional projects included Harry Chapin Food Bank Mobile Pantry food giveaway, Christmas gifts for children, and a significant donation toward a Habitat For Humanity home currently under construction. The book features 22 new restaurants from North Fort Myers to Lehigh Acres to Bonita Springs to Fort Myers Beach and everywhere in between. Sixteen Fort Myers restaurants are offering the BOGO discounts this year. The participating community-minded restaurants realize that many book patrons will visit for the first time and then return, said Terry Luster, chairman of the project. This win-win endeavor brings diners and restaurateurs together during the off-season to support the local community and children. Visit www.kiwanisgtti.com for a complete list of participating restaurants and find locations to pick up books or to buy a book online. More information may be obtained by emailing KiwanisGTTI. Dining@gmail.com or calling 415-3100. Religious Diversity ForumThe Edison State College Multicultural Task Force will present the 8th Biannual Religious Diversity Forum, entitled Religion: Conserve, Reform or Abandon, from 3 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10 in Room J-102. This is a free event that is open to the public. Guests are encouraged to listen and ask questions of the panel as they discuss their visions for the future of religion. Panelists include Wes Furlong, Lead Pastor of Cape Christian Fellowship; Abdul Haq Muhammed, Executive Director of the Quality Life Center of Southwest Florida; and Jonathan Best, Atheist Blogger. Refreshments will be available, courtesy of Edison State College Student Life. We are honored to host the religious diversity forum here at Edison State College, said Dr. Russell Swanson, Professor of Philosophy, Edison State College. We hope this panel will offer guests a glimpse into the various beliefs surrounding us and give a better understanding of others. For more information, visit www.edison.edu. RESTAURANTNOW OPEN AT THEIR NEW HOME. 20351 SUMMERLIN ROAD, FORT MYERS. ACROSS FROM TANGER FACTORY OUTLETS. IN THE PUBLIX SHOPPING PLAZA. Courtneys has something for everyone. Come & see why Courtneys aims to please!239.466.4646SUNSET DINING SPECIAL4-6PM EVERY DAY PRICES STARTING AT $11HAPPY HOUR DAILY4PM-6PM IN OUR BEAUTIFUL LOUNGEREDUCED DRINK PRICES AND $2.00 OFF APPETIZERSChef Dale Tonell Award Winning Classic Cuisine Voted Best Chef Chf D l T ll Read us online at IslandSunNews.com Movie Night In The ParkThe Fort Myers Recreation Division invites you and your family to a free Movie Night in the Park on Friday, April 19 at the STARS Complex, 2980 Edison Avenue in Fort Myers. Our feature presentation is Brave. Since ancient times, stories of epic battles and mystical legends have been passed through the generations across the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland. In Brave, a new tale joins the lore when the courageous Merida confronts tradition, destiny and the fiercest of beasts. The film will be shown beginning at 7:30 p.m. Free onsite parking is available. Admission is free and all concessions are $1 each. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call 321-7524.

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THE RIVER APRIL 5, 201314 Windy Day Pine Island Slamby Capt. Matt MitchellMarch is always one of those months that can go either way for fishing. This year Im very happy to see an unseasonably cold and windy March finally behind us. Even though we often had extreme windy and cold conditions, all in all fishing was pretty good for the month and despite bad conditions, I even had a few extremely memorable trips. One such trip that really stands out for me came early in the week. With winds gusting well over 20 mph at 8 a.m., I had the Poehlmann family from Wisconsin booked for a morning trip. After switching pick-up locations due to the wind, I loaded everyone on board and headed out, opting for a rough ride across the bay with the plan of getting tucked away in the Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge and hopefully getting on enough action to just stay busy. Starting off fishing in some of the deeper creek mouths, action was slow with only a few mangrove snapper and sheepshead feeding. With the wind picking up more and more, I headed further back, deep inside the maze of finger creeks, to get some relief from the cold and hopefully find some better action. The incoming tide was now really moving in good, fueled by the strong northwest wind. Setting up in a deep creek not much wider than my boat, it did not take long to catch our first redfish. Although it was just short of the 18-inch slot, it was a good sign that the fish way back in here were going to feed. Emily Poehlmann then began to quickly turn the trip around, first catching a nice 24-inch redfish. Then a few casts later, she was hooked into a much bigger fish which made a few fast runs up and down the treeline trying to break her off. After a good fight, a 31-inch snook came boatside. We continued to catch a few more fish from this same hole until they quit biting, then we moved on. Staying back in the comfort of Ding Darling, we moved down to the next creek mouth where we quickly managed another short redfish. The mangrove snapper found us though, and after having our baits stolen time after time, I made another move. The next stop was one of my favorite creeks and the water was running in hard, making for a near perfect set-up. I mentioned that this creek had been loaded with some bigger trout and it would be cool if she could finish out her slam here. On one of her first casts, she was hooked up into a monster trout. I was expecting an average 15to 20-inch standard model to finish out her slam but quickly realized this was no normal Ding Darling trout. After a brief fight, a couple of big showering head shakes, a big 25-inch gator trout was in the boat and Emilys slam was complete in a big way. This trout bite continued to go off in this creek with everyone catching a few for roughly an hour. The trout were sitting out in a clear, deep eight-foot hole waiting onthe back edge for baits to drift over them. After a few trout, I began pitching baits to the mangrove edges of the channel and we caught a few more snook in the mid 20-inch range. Despite the wind and far from perfect conditions, action that day was on fire. Great job Emily, on your first Pine Island Slam.Capt. Matt Mitchell has been fishing local waters since he moved to Sanibel in 1980. He now lives in St. James City and works as a back country fishing guide. If you have comments or questions email captmattmitchell@aol.com. Send Us Your Fish TalesThe River Weekly would like to hear from anglers about their catches. Send us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of catch, species and weight, and include photographs with identification. Drop them at the River Weekly, 1609 Hendry Street, Suite 15, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, or email to press@riverweekly.com. Emily Poehlmann from Wisconsin with the redfish, snook and gator trout that completed her Pine Island Slam ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEADS FACTORY TRAINED MERCURY MARINER JOHNSON EVINRUDE SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I/O'S MERCRUISERCourteous Professional Marine Repair Service Dockside Service Serving Sanibel & Captiva For Life472-3380 466-3344 Your Bottom Call on Paint PricesDave Doane NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEA D S FA C T O RY T R A I N E D MER C U RY MARINER JO HN SO N EVINR U D E S UZUKI YAMAHA O M C I/ O S MER C RU I S E R C ourteous Professional Marine Repair S erv i ce D oc k s i d e S erv i c e S ervin g S anibel & C aptiva For Li f e Y B t t Yo ur Botto m Yo ur B ot to m C Call on Paint Prices Call on Paint Prices Da v e D oa n e 1 BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island 481-4733 12600 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers w ww.scu b av i ce di vers.com S wim wit h t h e Fi s h es

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15 THE RIVER APRIL 5, 2013 Why WRDA Matters To Yousubmitted by Ken and Kate Gooderham, ASBPA executive directorsFor those along the coast who are fluent in the federal process, the letters WRDA bring a quickening of the pulse and a sense of anticipation. But should they matter to the rest of us? Yes, because WRDA which stands for Water Resources Development Act is how Congress authorizes flood control, navigation and environmental projects related to the countrys water resources. Since that includes beaches, its worth your attention. Note that we said Congress authorizes a project this way not funds. Getting federal money to the coast is a multi-step process which continues to evolve in the wake of the earmarks ban a few years back when Congress essentially took itself out of the coastal funding decision-making. However, since only projects with Congressional authorization typically can get standard (that is, nonemergency) funding, getting your project authorized in a WRDA bill is a major milestone toward success. The sign of any WRDA on the horizon is also noteworthy because sightings of these bills have been less frequent lately. The last WRDA was passed by Congress in 2007 (overriding a presidential veto to do so), so theres pent-up demand of water resources issues waiting to be addressed. A Senate committee gave unanimous bipartisan approval to a new WRDA bill on March 20, kick-starting the process to get discussion moving on both sides of the Capitol. Among the highlights of this WRDA draft: Congress finesses the funding issue by using this WRDA to enable the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to move forward with authorized projects with a complete Chief of Engineers Report (the final step of the Corps approval process for a project). This, the thinking goes, should inspire the Corps to finish pending project reports before the WRDA bill passes in order to have a supply of projects ready to go. This WRDA draft addresses the looming issue of federal project authorizations coming to their 50-year deadlines, setting a process to look at the feasibility of continued federal participation for a period of time (currently 15 years). Since many of the expiring authorized projects are iconic coastal areas where the original need for federal participation has not decreased (or where federal involvement has not been robust enough to solve the problem), any steps to keep an authorization alive are important. This bill continues to encourage a more regional approach to sediment management, looking beyond an individual projects boundaries to how it integrates into the larger coastal picture. Not only can this result in better coastal management, it puts a dwindling and valuable resource (sand) to its best use rather than letting it be lost at sea. It may also allow some adjustment in federal/nonfederal cost sharing based on integrating with nearby projects, also a welcome approach. To expedite the project process, the bill proposes both allowing someone other than the federal government to manage feasibility studies and construction, as well as keeping the Corps on task through its current x 3 x 3 approach a Corps feasibility study within three years for a federal cost not to exceed $3 million and undergo only three levels of review. Of course, because WRDA covers the entire water resources spectrum, there are important initiatives concerning ports, wetlands, inland waterways, levees, flood control and more beyond the obvious coastal considerations inherent in the legislation. While clearing a committee in such a convincing fashion bodes well, WRDA still faces full Senate approval and awaits a companion bill in the House; the chair of the committee where such a bill would originate promises action, which is encouraging. So those with federal projects will keep watching this bill, and anyone along the coast should want to stay up on this WRDAs progress as well. Keeping the federal government engaged in coastal issues is crucial, even if your particular portion of the shoreline doesnt see any direct benefit right now. For more information, go to www. asbpa.org, Facebook or www.twitter. com/asbpa. Bonsai SocietyBonsai enthusiasts can participate in a demonstration of styling a buttonwood tree during the Bonsai Society of Southwest Floridas April 20 meeting. Ed Trout will provide the program, which will begin at 9 a.m.at Wigerts Bonsai Nursery, 2930 South Road, North Fort Myers. Admission to the demonstration, which includes a raffle ticket on the resulting tree, will be $10. For further information about the program, or directions to Wigerts Nursery, call 543-2234. The Bonsai Society will hold its annual Picnic and Auction at the Fort Myers-Lee County Garden Councils Center, 2166 Virginia Avenue, Fort Myers (located one block east of the Edison Laboratory grounds) on Saturday, May 18. Sidewalk sales and viewing of auction items will begin at 10 a.m., with the auction of trees and related materials beginning at 11 a.m. A lunch buffet will follow. There is no admission fee, and parking and the buffet lunch are free. For further information about the lunch and auction, call Greg Lignelli at 560-3275. Bonsai is a horticultural art of growing trees in pots. The Bonsai Society of Southwest Florida is a non-profit organization formed to promote the knowledge and appreciation of bonsai, the practice of raising small, artistic trees in containers, which originated in the Orient. Further information about the Society and its future events is available at its website, thebonsaisswfl.com or by calling Jim Bremer at 482-7543. Julie Thome, fishing aboard the vessel M/V Kudu operated by Pure Naples out of Tin City, caught a pair of porgies on March 23. Fish Caught Julie Thome with two porgies caught while fishing in the Gulf 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 MusiciansReservations Required for All Cruises All Cruises(239)472-5300Cruises depart from beautiful Captiva Islandwww.captivacruises.com To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732

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THE RIVER APRIL 5, 201316 Lee County Parks & Recreation Beach ProgramsLaughter 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 program 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. The program is free, however, there is a parking fee of $2 per hour. Visit www. laughteryogawithmegscott.com or www. laughteryoga.org for more information. Matanzas Pass Preserve Join a 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 beach front 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, 50 Estero Boulevard in Fort Myers Beach, Fl 33931. Visit www.leeparks.org for more information. Bunche Beach 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 dolphin playing along the shore. Bring a camera, shoes that can get wet, bug spray and drinking water. Our 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. Walks meet at the picnic tables on the beach. The walk is free, however, 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 Known as one of the best birding sites in Lee County, join our Lee County bird patrol volunteers on Bunche Beach for a 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. Our next walk will be held on Monday, April 22 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 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, however, parking is $2 per hour or free with a valid Lee County Parks & Recreation parking sticker. Visit www. birdpatrol.org for more information. For additional information regarding Lee County Parks & Recreation activities and programs, visit www.leeparks.org. Ward 2 Monthly MeetingThe City of Fort Myers will conduct the Ward 2 monthly meeting on Thursday, April 4 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Riverside Community Center. Councilman Streets will be the guest speaker. All residents and business owners in Ward 2 are invited to participate and attend. Riverside Community Center is located at 3061 E. Riverside Drive in Fort Myers. For more information, call 321-7002. Lion Country Safari Bus TripA bus trip to Lion Country Safari, presented by the Lake Kennedy Senior Center, will take place on Thursday, April 18. Cost is $53 per member and $58 per non-member. Come experience Floridas only drivethrough safari and walk-through amusement park. The Kennedy Kruisers will be communing with nature, viewing over 900 animals at Lion Country Safari in West Palm Beach. The attraction features animal displays and encounters, animal feeding experiences, rides, dining, shopping and more. Lunch will be available for purchase at one of the many vendors on site. Preregistration required by April 11. To make reservations or for more information about this bus trip, call the Lake Kennedy Senior Center at 5740575. Conservancy Of Southwest Florida Hosts Grand Reopening Weekend The newly renovated Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center will be unveiled during a two-day Grand Reopening Weekend Festival April 20-21. Its new entrance, Smith Preserve Way, is located off Goodlette-Frank Road, just south of the zoo in Naples at 1450 Merrihue Drive. The renovated $20 million Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center is designed to raise awareness of the importance of protecting the water, land and wildlife in the region. The public is invited to attend the Grand Reopening Weekend Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 20 and 21 to experience the Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center and other eco-friendly activities and events. The weekend festivities include special exhibits, educational programs and speakers, including renowned oceanographer and keynote speaker Dr. Sylvia Earle from National Geographic. The event includes music, games, arts and crafts, live entertainment and special activities for children and adults. Food, beverage and additional vendors will be onsite throughout the weekend as well. Conservancy members are admitted for free to the festival. Special grand reopening admission for the weekend festival is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 3-12. The public can join as a Conservancy member before or at the event and enjoy special benefits during the festival. The event is free for children under 3. No onsite parking is available, as guests are asked to walk over the new Smith Preserve Way entrance. Free parking is available at Colonial Square on Goodlette-Frank Road just south of 14th Avenue, with complimentary trolley service to and from the main festival entrance. Additional parking with trolley service is located at The Commons on Goodlette-Frank Road south of 14th Avenue. The first 50 attendees each day receive a free Grand Reopening Weekend Festival commemorative T-shirt. The presenting sponsor for this event is Wells Fargo. Supporting sponsors are Bank of America, Waste Management and PNC Bank. 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17 THE RIVER APRIL 5, 2013 CROW Case Of The Week: Peninsula Cooterby Patricia MolloyAs one of the most common freshwater turtles in Florida, the peninsula cooter (Pseudemys peninsularis) can often be seen near fresh bodies of water like lakes and slow moving streams. These environments provide soft sandy bottoms, ample basking sites and abundant vegetation on which to feed. They will, however, occasionally enter brackish water. While Florida cooters (Pseudemys floridana) are found throughout the southeastern coastal plain, the subspecies peninsularis is only found in Florida. Reaching nearly 15 inches in length as adults, the body and shell are darkly colored with bright yellow lines. One of the most interesting facts about these freshwater turtles is that while primarily omnivorous (youngsters have been known to eat some fish and insects), they become more vegetarian with age. It is a common sight for drivers in Southwest Florida to see a turtle slowly, but determinedly, crossing a road. Be patient. These gentle terrestrial beings have survived on this planet for millions of years; a few minutes of your time pales in comparison. If you feel compelled to accelerate its journey and protect it from less attentive drivers, please relocate it in the direction it is traveling. If you return a turtle to its point of entry, it will simply try to cross again once you have driven on your merry way. A peninsula cooter was admitted to CROW after being hit by a careless driver. The turtle had a gaping wound on its shell, which the wildlife veterinarian staff treated with antibiotics and kept it as dry as possible for a week. We inserted an esophagostomy tube down its neck because its not eating. The more it can go out and graze and exercise, the better, said Dr. Helen Ingraham, DVM intern. The patient is also receiving warm water soaks to help stimulate its digestive system, added Dr. Heather Barron, hospital director. The cooter still has discharge coming from its nose, which is a big concern for Dr. Heather. I fear that its lungs may be irretrievably damaged and I want to make sure it can float and dive OK in fresh water. We plan to fill-up one of the tubs with warm water since its shell fracture has healed well enough and test it in deeper water. Turtles inflate and deflate their lungs to dive and float in the water. It takes months for a shell fracture to heal. If you would like to sponsor this peninsula cooter on its long road to recovery, go to CROWs website and donate to patient #0286. CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from our local area. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to P.O. Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit www.crowclinic.org. This peninsula cooter was injured by a careless driver. An esophagostomy tube was inserted to ensure sufficient nutritional int ake 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. 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. Eastern phoebe photo by Meg Rousher To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732

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THE RIVER APRIL 5, 201318 Caring For Your PlantsWeedsBy Justen DobbsWeeds can be one of the biggest nuisances to a homeowner. They grow in cracks, crevices, on mulch, grass, trees, sand and anywhere else they decide to make themselves at home. Some weeds are beneficial, but most are unnecessary and annoying. In this article, we will discuss the benefits and detriments of Gods tiny little green intruders. For many people, pulling weeds can be therapeutic and rewarding in that they are beautifying their yard while getting some fresh air and maybe a little exercise. Pulling weeds by hand is generally easy and very effective, if the entire root system is pulled out with the weed. Usually, one has to be careful not to spread any seeds that may be perched atop the flower stalk of the weed. If you do choose to pull weeds the old fashioned way, you should keep a plastic nursery pot or similar container next to you in which to dispose of them. This will help contain the seed pods and prevent them from spreading. Weeds are worse in the summer due to high rainfall, which can activate dormant seeds that are laying in wait around your garden. But, for the rest of us, weeds must be eradicated the fastest and most effective way possible. After all, we have more important things going on in our daily lives, right? Planter Beds Many people place weed mat underneath their mulch when creating planter beds. Not only is this weed mat marginally effective at best, it is expensive and difficult to work with. Most weeds grow right through it! However, you can have your landscaper place out poly-vinyl woven weed mat that is made for nurseries and then cover it with a large river rock or egg rock. This will create an environment that is difficult for weed seeds to germinate and take root on. Lawn Weeds Lawn weeds in your lawn are inevitable. They are either blown in by the wind, or come with your lawn when it is newly installed. From crab grass to dollar weed, there are lots of species that grow and thrive in your lawn. Most of these have no benefit to native insects or the environment so it is best to get rid of them. A knowledgeable lawn maintenance company or pest control company will have access to a specialized lawn fertilizer that contains an herbicide that targets and kills only weeds. With about two to three applications per year, your lawn can be green and weed-free. Isnt technology great? Concrete & Asphalt There is no way to prevent weeds from growing in hardscape and man-made surfaces. They can only be controlled with Round-Up spray. New technology in Round-Up prevents new weeds from growing for up to four months in addition to killing the weeds that are currently there. This is thanks to an ingredient called pre-emergent that keeps new weed seeds from sprouting. If weeds are taking over your yard, dont fret; just make sure you do some research before getting out on your hands and knees in our south Florida sun. Dobbs is a landscape architect in south Florida specializing in custom, upscale landscapes. He can be reached at seabreezenurseries@gmail.com. White river rock is fairly effective at preventing weeds Healthy grass is the pride and joy of any homeowner Plant SmartSilk Oakby Gerri ReavesSilk oak (Grevillea robusta) can reach a height of more than 100 feet in its native Australia and about 75 feet in Florida. The trees massive size and thick trunk might bring to mind the native bald cypress ( Taxodium distichum). The common name is a misnomer, for the tree is not an oak but has wood that resembles that of oak. A fast-grower and drought-tolerant, it has become naturalized in Florida, which means it easily self-propagates in the wild. Silk oak develops a broad spread and a pyramidal or oval crown of fern-like foliage. The gray-green leaves with silvery undersides give it another common name, silver oak. Yellow-orange flowers appear on brush-shaped inflorescences in springtime, followed by black seed capsules. Several characteristics make this a poor landscape choice for a hurricane zone like South Florida. Because of the trees susceptibility to breakage, it should not be placed near a home or other structure. Tree tops or branches can snap in high winds. Indeed, the entire tree can topple. Silk oaks are often hit by lightning, too. Some homeowners consider the leaf litter a messy drawback to this species, and it is not noted as beneficial to wildlife. Be careful when handling any part of the tree, for it might cause skin irritation. Sources: edis.ifas.ufl.edu, davesgarden.com, and Flowering Trees for Central and South Florida Gardens by Maxine Fortune Schuetz. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. Silk oak is naturalized in Florida and rapidly takes advantage in a landscape. Pictured here is a sprout about six feet high amid the native saw palmetto (Serenoa repens) photos by Gerri Reaves A short distance from this towering silk oak, another one fell during Hurricane Charley in 2004

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19 THE RIVER APRIL 5, 2013Festival 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 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!

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THE RIVER APRIL 5, 201320 From page 1Slough Preserve Family Eventwhen you go to the grocery store during a Making Choices program. Try your hand at making survival bracelets or other nature crafts and participate in nature bingo with your kids. The cost is $2 per vehicle. Walk-ins and bicycle riders are free. Parking is limited. Overflow parking is available at the Six Mile Cypress Office Park about two miles north of the slough entrance. Volunteer naturalists will be stationed around the trail and in the Interpretive Center to answer questions. Scheduled activities on the back deck of the Interpretive Center include live reptile programs at 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. The Friends of Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve will be putting on a live puppet show featuring a variety of woodland animals at 11 a.m. A champagne toast with sparkling cider and cupcakes will be held at noon and a program titled Making Choices begins at 2 p.m. On-going activities include hourly guided walks from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., a nature bingo trail game, survival bracelets and nature crafts from 11:30 a.m. through 1 p.m. For more information, call 533-7556. The Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve is at 7751 Penzance Boulevard in Fort Myers. Alligator resting on a log photo by Wilma Keidel Reptile Program Panorama wet season at the slough photo by Robert Repenning Glass Artist Part Of Studio TourDuring the Alliance for the Arts 2nd annual Artists Studio Tour on Saturday, April 13, participants will get up-close and personal with local artists in their studios and homes. Among this years featured artists is Petra Kaiser, internationally renowned artist and instructor in the art of kiln formed glass. Kaiser is the author of three books and numerous articles in various domestic and international glass magazines. She captures the Florida sunlight and water in sculptures, functional glassware and wearable designs. Kaiser has been working in glass full time for more than a decade. During her many years as an artist, author and instructor, she has shown her work all over the United States and internationally. Kaiser is one of seven artists included in this years studio tour, which also features Paul Adamick, Paula Eckerty, Phil Krym, Shirley Hales, Alicia Schmidt and Rose Young. The day-long, self-guided tour begins at the Alliance campus with a continental breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. During breakfast, guests can explore the on-site artist studios, including the Logan Studio, Gulf Coast Atelier, Studio 201 and Union Artist Studios. They will then receive a guidebook and map to the featured artists studios, all of which are in Cape Coral, and spend the rest of the day choosing the order and the amount of time to spend at each location on the tour. There will be a variety of artistic mediums, including painting, fiber, glass, wood and wire work. They day will conclude at the Cape Coral Arts Studio on Coronado Parkway with an Arty Hour hors doeuvres and wine tasting reception from 3 to 4 p.m. with nine more artists demonstrating silversmithing, stone and clay work. Tickets are $49 and include continental breakfast, self-guided tour and hors doeuvres and wine tasting reception. Purchase online at www.ArtInLee.org or by calling 939-2787. The studio tour is sponsored by Whitten Technical, Total Wine & More, William & Shareen Z. Groce, Happenings Magazine & Costco. The Alliance for the Arts is at 10091 McGregor Boulevard just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. From page 1Quilt ShowThe quilt show will be held inside the Social Center on The Island at Shell Point on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.; and Monday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. In addition to the quilts on display, visitors will have the opportunity to listen to music performed by Shell Point resident musicians while perusing the orchids from the Shell Point Orchid House. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Melody Desilets, volunteer coordinator at 454-2290. Shell Point Retirement Community is just off Summerlin Road, two miles before the Sanibel Causeway. Rushing Water by Petra Kaiser Playing with Fire by Petra Kaiser Petra Kaiser

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21 THE RIVER APRIL 5, 2013 Florida Reps Lunchbox Series Florida Repertory Theatres popular Lunchbox Series returns to the Alliance for the Arts on Saturday, April 6 with Schoolhouse Rock Live Based on the 1970s popculture 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. The show begins at 11 a.m. and is recommended for grades K through 5, but adults will surely get a kick out of it as well. The $12 admission price includes the performance, lunch and an interactive post-show workshop with the actors and producers. Reservations are required to guarantee lunch orders. Tickets are available online at www.floridarepeducation.org or by calling the box office at 332-4488. The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Clairvoyant To Perform At Psychic LuncheonThe popular Psychic Luncheon at Sandy Hook in Matlacha with renowned medium and clairvoyant Dr. Fahey returns on Saturday, April 13. T ickets are on sale now for this special luncheon event. VIP tickets are $44 and regular admission is $38 both include lunch, tax, tip and the show. VIP seats include front of room seating. There is no guarantee that everyone will receive a reading, but the demonstration is guaranteed to be entertaining and uplifting. The theme of this psychic luncheon is Who Has A Message Waiting For You. Dr. Fahey has been amazing audiences all over the country with gift and ability to bring messages from those who have passed. The Sandy Hook Restaurant is one of my favorite venues, said Dr. Fahey. I love doing demonstrations there because the people are great, the food is wonderful and restaurant offers a peaceful and positive environment to deliver messages from the beyond. Whether you are seeking love, the truth about a career change, or simple psychic answers to psychic questions, Dr. Fahey will not only tell you what to expect, but also how to prepare for a memorable experience. No newcomer to living and talking to the dead, since he was a child, he has had the gift. In fact, he grew up playing Ouija. Today, Dr. Fahey has over 40 years of practical expertise in providing accurate psychic spirit readings. According to Dr. Fahey, angels, spirit guides and our loved ones who have crossed over to the other side, including beloved pets still have the power to touch and influence our physical lives. What is exciting to know is that you can learn how to feel a loved ones presence, and know it is real and not just your imagination. To start, all you need to do is believe that our loved ones are just a thought away and that those in spirit can and do communicate at certain times and not at others. Thus, we need to be ready to experience these memorable moments if we want to know the truth. Dr. Fahey preforms live at many restaurants, community centers, clubhouses and private events in Southwest Florida. Tickets are on sale now at www.hellofromheaven.com. The Sandy Hook Restaurant is located at 4875 Pine Island Road NW in Cape Coral. Calendar Girls At Night For Life VI The Calendar Girls performed during Night For Life VI, presented by the Organ Transplant Recipients of Southwest Florida, on April 1 at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre in Fort Myers. The event promoted awareness for organ donation and to raise money for the Fletcher Trust Fund. The Calendar Girls shared the stage with entertainers from The Sound of Music, currently playing at Broadway Palm. The Calendar Girls is a song and dance team of women over the age of 50 who believe in paying it forward through their performances in Southwest Florida. To book the group for an event, call Katherine at 850-6010 or visit www.calendargirlsflorida.com. The Calendar Girls at Night For Life VI photo by Ron Cox a merican cuisine italian cuisine u i n u n O p en 4 p m Dail y ppy ppy EARLY DINING SPECIAL : E ver y da y 2 dinners for $20 4-5:30p m M onda y S p ecial : En j o y Half Price on A ll Wine Bottles with the p urchase of 2 entree s & Jazz b y BK Davis 6:30-10:30p m Tuesday S pecial : Happy Hour All N i ght 4pm-clos e Everyday Happy Hour 4-6:30pm 1/ 2 Price on all drinks, wine b y the glass & all bee r live entertainmentnightly Winner of the News-Press Readers Poll BEST Casual Fine Dining 2012 www .b r attas ri sto r a n te.co m O nline Reservations Available 2 3 9 -433-444 9 Make Online Reservations & Enjoy Daily Discounts Sunday -Thursday V ea l P armesan S eared Tun a New Zealand lamb C ho ps Galaxy Band Dinner ShowExperience an out of this world dinner show with the Galaxy Band on Friday, April 26 at the Lake Kennedy Center, 400 Santa Barbara Blvd. in Cape Coral. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and showtime is 7 p.m.Join this professional foursome as they take the stage and perform the best of Caribbean/Keys, reggae, classic rock, rock-n-roll oldies, rhythm and blues, and much more. Reminisce to the music of the stars and be ready to move and groove all evening long. Dinner features prime rib, mashed potatoes with gravy, salad, rolls and butter. Cost for members is $18, and non-members are $23. For reservations or more information, contact the Lake Kennedy Center at 574-0575. Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email press@riverweekly.com

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THE RIVER APRIL 5, 201322 Fashion Trends For 2013 Seen On The RunwayMore than 500 guests spent an afternoon of fun, fashion and philanthropy at the ninth annual spring fashion show held at Shell Point Retirement Community, raising $16,000 to benefit the new Aquatic Center, scheduled to begin construction in 2014. Shell Point partnered with Bell Tower Shops to show off 90 of the newest spring and summer fashions from such stores as Talbots, Saks Fifth Avenue, Brodeur Carvell, Cach, Island Living, Drapers & Damons, Swim N Sport, Patchington, Trader Ricks and Francescas Collections. The Shell Point fashion show has always been a popular event for our residents and guests, and this years attendance beat all of our previous records, said Lynn Schneider, assistant vice president of sales and marketing for the community. We make a special effort to ensure that the show is ageless as we use volunteer models from all walks of life. Our youngest model was 10, and our oldest model was in her mid-70s. We showed clothing for every age group and all figure types so everyone in the audience was able to relate and enjoy the fashions. Guests ate lunch while watching the models on the runway wearing a variety of spring and summer looks, cruise and resort styles, casual day and evening wear, plus updated looks for the office. In addition, more than 130 door prizes lined the stage and were given away throughout the afternoon. Members of the audience won unique items or gift certificates donated by numerous local businesses throughout the area. Each guest also received a gift bag filled with special items, discount coupons, and thank you gifts. In addition to the many door prizes, we had four special prizes donated by The Salon and Spa at Shell Point, said Schneider. Robyn Church, manager of the salon, gave away four purses filled with spa and salon items, plus free hair products, and gift certificates for services. A special boutique for guests to shop at before and after the show was a popular attraction, she said. Local vendors offered items such as unique purses and jewelry for purchase. This year, we saw several strong trends that were well-suited to our Florida climate and location, said Schneider. Featured trends for spring included the return of Bermuda shorts, bright floral prints and stripes in all colors and sizes. This years fashion show truly lived up to its name, Fight of Fancy, in every way, concluded Schneider. The stage dcor and birdcage table centerpieces were decked out in floral finery and silk butterflies, and the fashions ranged from sophisticated to whimsical. Plus, we raised $16,000 for the Aquatic Center. We couldnt have asked for better results, and I think our attendees agreed! Shell Point Retirement Community is a not-for-profit continuing care retirement community located in Fort Myers just off Summerlin Road. Shell Points fashion show models Carla Channel in Saks Fifth Avenue Teri Hansen in Cache Carolyn Benjamin in Swim N Sport Bridgit Stone-Budd in Island Living featuring Tommy Bahama

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23 THE RIVER APRIL 5, 2013 A Golf Comedy At Off Broadway Palm Theatreby Di SaggauThe Fox On The Fairway, now showing at The Off Broadway Palm Theatre, begins with a quote from Mark Twain that says, Golf is a good walk spoiled. A few more golf ditties follow. This very entertaining British farce has the audience in stitches. Written by Ken Ludwig, the play takes the audience on a hilarious romp which pulls the rug out from underneath the stuffy denizens of a private country club. It takes place in the Tap Room of the Quail Valley Country Club, a terrific set, by the way. The time is now. The play spins around a golf tournament between two rivals, Bingham (Paul Kerr) is manager of Quail Valley, which is locked in a heated rivalry with Crouching Squirrel, a club headed by the irritating Dickie (Jim Heffernan), who makes a huge personal bet with Bingham over the tournament that is about to tee off. The somewhat venomous Dickie, who when not cheating with women is constantly misusing popular expressions by saying them backwards. When the swans fly home from Cappuccino and A bird on the wing is worth two in the air. You get the picture. He sports the most outlandish golf-themed sweaters, gifts from a secret admirer. Bingham hires a young man named Justin (Sean Riley), and when he discovers hes quite the golfer, enlists him into the tournament to save the day. Justin is a great golfer, but tends to fall apart whenever bad news strikes. This happens on the 17th hole. During a rain delay, Justins flighty club bar maid fiancee, Louise (Rachael Endrizzi), breaks their engagement, which wrecks his game. During the second act, Bingham and Pamela (Serrena Vesper), a loyal Quail Valley booster with a racy personal life, desperately try to reunite the lovers. Pamela has been married several times and her favorite sport is drinking. According to her, I could never hold my liquor, two or three bottles and I start to feel it. Adding to the hilarity is Kelly Legarreta as Muriel Bingham, owner of an antique shop named The Old Crock. It ends up hostage in the bet between Bingham and Dickie. Muriel moves about the stage like a Sherman tank on a rampage. Director Paul Bernier added names of two well known car dealers to the script, which the audience enjoyed. The Fox On The Fairway is a broad, clever farce, tightly directed, beautifully performed and loaded with laughs. It plays through May 4 at The Off Broadway Palm Theatre. Tickets can be reserved by calling 278-4422, by visiting www.BroadwayPalm.com or by stopping by the box office, 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. A scene from The Fox On The Fairway So inspiring! TICKETS An extraordinary experience, exquisitely beautiful! Cate Blanchett, Academy Award-winning actress Fantastic! If you ever get a chance to see it, you should. Joy Behar, Co-host of ABCs The View oy r, Shen Yun is absolutely No. 1, S h e n Yu Yu n i s a b s o l u t e l y N o 1 the top one in the world, absolutely t h e t o p o n e i n t h e w o r l d a b s o l u t e l y the best... t h e Ken Wells, legendary principal dancer of the English National Ballet ALL-NEW 2013 SHOW WITH LIVE ORCHESTRAAPR 23-24 | Barbara B. Mann Hall, Ft. Myers O O n n l l i i i i n n e e e e : : : : S S S h h h h e e e n n Y Y u n . . c c c c o o o o m m m / / / / / / / / F F F F F F F F F o o o o o o o o o o r r r r r r t t t M M M M M M y y y y y e e e e e e r r r s s s s BBMannpah.com P P P h h h o o o n n n n n n e e e e e e e e : : : : : : : : 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 7 7 7 7 7 7 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 6 6 6 6 6 6 9 9 9 9 9 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 9 9 9 9 4 4 8 8 1 1 4 4 8 8 4 9

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THE RIVER APRIL 5, 201324 Forecasters Predict It Will Rain Cats And DogsIts raining cats and dogs this April at Lee County Domestic Animal Services and the showers are bringing deep discounts on pet adoptions at the shelter. Dogs and cats that have been at the shelter for more than a month can be adopted for only $35. The promotion is aimed at bringing awareness to the numbers of pets that end up in our county shelter due to pet overpopulation and the need for all owners to spay and neuter their pets. April is when LCDAS begins to see a rise in the number of cats and kittens entering the shelter. During the 2012 kitten season the shelters intake of cats doubled from a monthly average of 267 to 491. The intake of dogs is consistently high with an average of 400 dogs entering the shelter monthly. Dont delay, says Donna Ward, LCDAS Director, spay and neuter your pets now before shelters begin to fill up and the likelihood they will all find homes is impossible. If you are looking for a new pet, please adopt and save a life, she adds. All adoptions include spay or neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, flea treatment, de-worming, heartworm test for dogs six months and older, feline aids and leukemia test for cats, Lee County pet license for pets three months and older, microchip ID, 10-day health guarantee, and Pet Behavior Helpline. Pets available for adoption may be viewed online and adopters can submit an application online as well. The website updates hourly. Volunteers and staff will be available to help individuals and families select the pet that best suits their lifestyle. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. Adoption hours are Monday through Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. From page 2Aprils Fools NewsContact the society at 939-4044, or visit on Wednesday or Saturday between 9 a.m. and noon. Continue your research on local history and culture and the Southwest Florida Museum of History at 2031 Jackson Street in downtown Fort Myers. For information, call 321-7430 or go to museumofhistory.org. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Sources: Archives of the Southwest Florida Historical. On The Spot CPR Training OfferedStella Toomey of On The Spot CPR Training will be offering American Heart Association BLS HCP CPR twoyear certification training as well as the Heartsaver First Aid two-year certification training at the North Fort Myers Community Park Recreation Center, located at 2021 N. Tamiami Trail in North Fort Myers. Preregistration is required and class size is limited. Classes are offered once a month on Saturdays from April 6 through September 7. BLS HCP CPR two-year certification training registration fee is $70. Heartsaver First AID two-year certification training registration fee is $60. The complete training schedule is as follows: BLS HCP CPR Heartsaver First AID Classes are 8 a.m. to noon Classes are 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 6 Saturday, April 6 Saturday, May 4 Saturday, May 4 Saturday, June 1 Saturday, June 1 Saturday, July 6 Saturday, July 6 Saturday, August 3 Saturday, August 3 Saturday, September 7 Saturday, September 7 To make your reservation for training, contact Lee County Parks & Recreation at 533-7275 or www.leeparks.org. For more information, contact Stella Toomey of On The Spot CPR Training at onthespottraining@gmail.com. More information is available at www.onthespotcprtraining.com. Stella Toomey Baseball Experts Predict Last-Place Finishes Again For Twins And Red Soxby Ed FrankThe trucks have packed the spring training gear, Jetblue Park at Fenway South and Hammond Stadium in the Lee County Sports Complex are quiet, and by the time you read this column, the 2013 baseball season will have started just a few days ago. But as the old saying goes, hope springs eternal for all 30 Major League teams as a new season dawns. However, lets see what the experts predict for the Boston Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins, who just left the warm climes of Fort Myers for bitter cold weather in the north. (Temperatures were in the 30s in Minneapolis and low 40s in New York where both teams played Monday on opening day.) The outlook wasnt brilliant, to steal a line from Ernest Thayers famous poem Casey at the Bat, when several publications and the Las Vegas odds-makers made their pre-season predictions and analyses of the Twins and Red Sox. Sports Illustrated said that both teams would finish dead last in their respective American League divisions, Boston in the AL East and Minnesota in the AL Central. The predicted 77-85 season record for Boston (15 games behind first-place Tampa), would mark the first time since 1930 that the Red Sox would have back-toback last-place finishes. For the Twins, the Sports Illustrated prognostication was even worse a staggering 60-102 record, 34 games in back of first-place Detroit. If true, it would mark the third straight last-place finish and the likely firing of the previously successful manager, Ron Gardenhire. Phil Rogers of the Chicago Tribune, one of baseballs most highly respected writers, also wrote that the Red Sox and Twins were destined for last-place finishes. Red Sox manager John Farrell, who left Toronto to take the Boston job, will be sorry he left Toronto, wrote Rogers. The next few years look miserable for the Red Sox organization, he added. As for the Twins, Rogers was a bit more encouraging. With both former MVPs Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau healthy at seasons start for the first time in years, the team should be better, but not better enough to challenge Detroit. Finally, Las Vegas lists Boston as a 25-1 long shot to win the World Series and Minnesota a whopping 100-1. But lets not feel too sorry for the owners of these two teams. Forbes Magazine recently listed Boston the third most valuable franchise in baseball, worth $1.3 billion with an operating income last year of $23.9 million. The Minnesota team was valued at $578 million with an operating income of $10.8 million. Its a long baseball season six months. Come September, lets hope these dire pre-season predictions for the Red Sox and Twins are way off the mark. Florida Gulf Coast Basketball Coach Andy Enfield Hired By USC Just days after leading Florida Gulf Coast University basketball team to a historic run in the NCAA tournament, Coach Andy Enfield was hired away by the University of Southern California. Although the official announcement had not been made at our deadline, it was reported that USC was prepared to pay Enfield $2 million a year to restore that once powerful basketball program. Thats a far cry from the $157,000 he was making at FGCU. Enfield reportedly also had been courted by Minnesota and Old Dominion. Another FGCU headliner, lefty Chris Sale of the Chicago White Sox, who posted a sparkling 17-8 record last season, earned the opening day starters role and pitched magnificently in a 1-0 Sox victory Monday. Sale recently signed a $32.5 million five-year contract with Chicago, with two additional option years that could up the tally to $65 million. Everblades Begin Playoff Hopes To Retain Kelly Cup Following a sizzling 11-3-0-1 March record, the defending ECHL Champion Florida Everblades begin their playoff battle tonight, Friday, to retain the leagues Kelly Cup when they host the Elmira Jackals at Germain Arena. Florida enters the playoffs as the No. 4 seed in the ECHL Eastern Division. The Jackals are the fifth seed. Game two of the seven-game series is tomorrow here with games three, four and five on the road. If games six and seven are necessary, they will be played here. Grandezza Classic May 9The third annual Grandezza Classic will be held on Thursday, May 9 at Grandezza Golf and Country Club in Estero. The four-player scramble shotgun start begins at 1:30 p.m., with registration beginning at 12:30 p.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Harry Chapin Food Bank. Chairing the golf classic is Noelle Melanson. Golfers, sponsors at all levels and silent auction items are all needed for the event. The $125 cost per player includes green fees with cart, awards, dinner and the silent auction. Non-golfers have a number of ways to support this event, including auction donations, volunteering and a variety of sponsorships. Every dollar raised at this event enables the food bank to distribute $6 worth of food to those in need. To register for the classic, to obtain sponsorships, to donate silent or live auction items or to be a volunteer, contact Miriam Pereira, Development Director, at 334-7007 ext. 127 or mpereira@harrychapinfoodbank.org. To register online, visit www.harrychapinfoodbank.org. For additional information about or to contribute financially to the Harry Chapin Food Bank, visit www.harrychapinfoodbank.org.

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25 THE RIVER APRIL 5, 2013 Lakes Regional Library ProgramsNext months roster of activities at Lakes Regional Library offers topics for all ages. The following activities are free to the public: Adults English Caf 6 p.m. Mondays, April 8, 15, 22 and 29 Practice your English with English Caf, a free, conversation session for adult ESOL and ESL students. Each 90-minute session provides adult learners an opportunity to practice speaking English with native speakers. Participants may start at any time. Advanced registration is not necessary. Book Discussion: Enemies: A History of The FBI by Tim Weiner 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 16 Read and discuss Enemies, the first definitive history of the FBIs secret intelligence operations, from an author whose work on The Pentagon and the CIA won him the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. Registration is required. Basic Budgeting and Managing Debt 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 24 Join Debra Newell and Melissa Vaughan from Iberia Bank as they present a budget and debt workshop to help consumers better manage their personal finances. They will show you how to manage your money by setting financial goals, prepare a personal spending plan and identify ways to decrease spending and increase income. Money Smart Week: Shred Day At Your Library 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 25 The Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida will provide a free shred program to the community for Money Smart Week. They will accept the publics papers to be shredded free of charge from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. All papers will be shredded the same day they are received. Please know that all papers are shredded to meet the U.S. government standards. Family Baby-Parent Rhyme Time 10 a.m. Mondays, April 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 Be prepared to tickle, jump and fly with your baby. These rhymes and songs are for infants, up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. This 20-minute program is filled with songs designed to introduce rhyming and movement to infants. Registration is required. Toddler Storytime 10 a.m. Wednesdays, April 3, 10, 17 and 24 Children 2 years old and their caregivers participate in song, fingerplays and short stories. The success of this age group depends on adult participation and encouragement. Toddler storytime lasts approximately 30 minutes. Family Storytime 11 a.m. Wednesdays, April 3, 10, 17 and 24 This program is for the whole family and lasts about 30 minutes. Registration is required. Children Preschool Storytime 11 a.m. Mondays, April 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 Preschoolers (ages 3 to 5) attend this storytime independently while parents or caregivers wait nearby in the library building. This storytime includes activities that require more participation and a longer attention span. Each preschool storytime lasts about 30 minutes. Registration is required. Reading Academy 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, April 3, 10, 17 and 24 Books + puppets + drawing = fun! Well bring out the puppets and mini drawing boards for this interactive event. Join us each week for new stories and games. For children in first to fifth grade. This program is designed for children who can read and write. Sponsored by the Friends of Lakes Regional Library. Kids Read Down Fines 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 11 Children and teens can earn a $2 coupon for every 15 minutes of reading, during the allotted time. A total of $8 per day may be earned. For ages 18 and younger. Coupons may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only. Please bring your library card. Cardboard Car Drive-In! 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 18 Bring your creativity and imagination and make your own cardboard car. All supplies will be provided including the box. Parents act as crew chiefs and help out when needed. Once your car is complete, have a seat in it and enjoy some of your favorite picture books on the big screen. Yay! For ages 2 to 5. Sponsored by the Friends of Lakes Regional Library. Registration is required. El da de los nios International Party 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 30 El da de los nios is an annual celebration of children, books and cultures. Take a trip around the globe with international stories, games, music and crafts. For grades K to 5. Sponsored by the Friends of Lakes Regional Library. Registration is required. Teens Kids Read Down Fines 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 11 Children and teens can earn a $2 coupon for every 15 minutes of reading, during the allotted time. A total of $8 per day may be earned. For ages 18 and younger. Coupons may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only. Please bring your library card. The Lakes Regional Library is located at 15290 Bass Road in Fort Myers. For more information about a program or to register, call the library at 533-4000. A sign language interpreter is available with five business days notice to library staff. Assistive listening system available; request at desk. Check the Lee County Library Systems website at www.leelibrary.net to find out about programs at other locations. Call the host library, or Telephone Reference at 479-INFO (4636), for more information about a specific program. North Fort Myers Public Library ProgramsNext months roster of activities at North Fort Myers Public Library offers topics for all ages. The following activities are free to the public: Adults Books and Bites 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 1 Join our monthly social hour. We will discuss any books in any format, or movies that have piqued your interest. Whether you give it a rant or a rave it will be fun to talk. We provide the coffee and refreshments, you provide your enthusiasm. Registration is required. Its Subjugation Is Befitting His Majesty: The Ordeal of the Spanish in Southwest Florida 2 p.m. Thursday, April 4 This lecture will cover the movements and mindsets of Spanish explorers and settlers in southwest Florida from the earliest days of Ponce de Leon through the loss of La Florida to the British at the conclusion of the Seven Years War. Learn how the Spanish saw our areas unusual first inhabitants and unique environment and how their movements on these isolated coasts affected Spains larger global political machine. Presented by the Florida Public Archaeology Network. Meet the Author of Cow Path To Heaven 2 p.m. Thursday, April 11 Cow Path To Heaven is similar to a collaboration by Erma Bobeck and OHenry. Its 34 stories twist from whimsy to wonder, mirth to message, silly to somber. Expect the unexpected as Jeannette Batkos poignant words tickle your funny bone, touch your soul and entice you to spy your own stories in the ancient Hawaiian tradition of talk-story. Book Discussion: The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker 2 p.m. Thursday, April 15 Join young Julia as her world is thrown into upheaval when the earths rotation has been discovered to be slowing at a catastrophic rate, threatening all life on earth. Family Family Storytime 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, April 3, 10, 17 and 24 This program is for the whole family and lasts about 30 minutes. Registration is required. Baby-Parent Rhyme Time 11 a.m. Thursday, April 18 Be prepared to tickle, jump and fly with your baby. These rhymes and songs are for infants, up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. This 20-minute program is filled with songs designed to introduce rhyming and movement to infants. Registration is required. Children Make-A-Bank Craft 4 p.m. Monday, April 22 Celebrate Earth Day and Money Smart Week with a fun make-a-bank craft from recycled materials. Grades K to 5. Kids Read Down Fines 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25 Children and teens can earn a $2 coupon for every 15 minutes of reading, during the allotted time. A total of $8 per day may be earned. For ages 18 and younger. Coupons may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only. Please bring your library card. Teens Kids Read Down Fines 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25 Children and teens can earn a $2 coupon for every 15 minutes of reading, during the allotted time. A total of $8 per day may be earned. For ages 18 and younger. Coupons may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only. Please bring your library card. The North Fort Myers Public Library is located at 2001 N. Tamiami Trail NE in North Fort Myers. For more information about a program or to register, call the library at 533-4320. A sign language interpreter is available with five business days notice to library staff. Assistive listening system available; request at desk. Check the Lee County Library Systems website at www.leelibrary.net to find out about programs at other locations. Call the host library, or Telephone Reference at 479-INFO (4636), for more information about a specific program. Dunbar-Jupiter Hammon Public Library ProgramsNext months roster of activities at The Dunbar-Jupiter Hammon Public Library offers topics for all ages. The following activities are free to the public: Adults Basic Budgeting and Managing Debt 2 p.m. Saturday, April 20 Join Debra Newell and Melissa Vaughan from Iberia Bank as they present a budget and debt workshop to help consumers better manage their personal finances. They will show you how to manage your money by setting financial goals, prepare a personal spending plan and identify ways to decrease spending and increase income. Coupon Coaching At Your Library 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27 Learn the secrets to saving 50 percent or more at the grocery store and hundreds of dollars each month. Get started using coupons to purchase items at their absolute lowest price. Topics will include where to print free manufacturer coupons, how to organize coupons, coupon policy language and using coupons for charitable giving. Family Family Storytime 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, April 3, 10, 17 and 24continued on page 26

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THE RIVER APRIL 5, 201326 Fort Myers-Lee County Public Library ProgramsNext months roster of activities at Fort Myers-Lee County Public Library offers topics for all ages. The following activities are free to the public: Adults Introduction to the Keyboard and Mouse 9:15 a.m. Monday, April 1 This is an overview of computer basics and navigating the keyboard, specifically the basic functions of major keys. Learn how to use the mouse, when to click, double click and right click and how to use the vertical and horizontal scroll. A self-paced online tutorial with exercises for practice is included. Registration is required. Introduction to Microsoft Word 11:45 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 1 Learn how to change font types and sizes, paragraph spacing, alignment (left, center, right and justified), copy-andpaste, how to insert pictures into a document, and how to save and retrieve documents. Registration is required. Introduction to Windows and the Internet 9:15 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 2 Learn the basics of the Microsoft Windows Operating System, includes creating and organizing files, documents and photos. Discover the basics of the Internet, the various Internet browsers and Internet security. Learn how to narrow your Internet searches for better results. Time will be provided to perform actual Internet searches on topics of your choice. Registration is required. Introduction to Email 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, April 2 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9 Bring your email account information including login and password. If you do not have an email account, you can establish one for free. Focus on email basics, including security and etiquette. Youll learn how to change font types and sizes, as well as align text and insert pictures into an email. Time is provided to practice sending emails to other members of the class. Registration is required. Creating Resumes 9:15 a.m. Thursday, April 4 9:15 a.m. Saturday, April 6 Discover the librarys resources for building a resume and then create your own. You will need the name, address, telephone number and name of supervisor for each of your jobs for the past 10 years. In order to save your resume, you will either need to know how to access your email account (including login and password information) or bring a flash drive on which to save the document. If you already have a resume that youd like to update, bring a copy of the resume on a flash drive so that it can be downloaded and updated. Registration is required. Introduction to Excel 11:45 a.m. Thursday, April 4 11:45 a.m. Saturday, April 6 This seminar will provide an overview of Microsoft Excel. Excel is a software program designed for use in the creation of numeric computations and analysis. Excel is a spreadsheet application used to create and manage business transactions that allows users to organize, format and calculate data with formulas using a spreadsheet system broken up by rows and columns. Registration is required. Make a Bracelet 9:30 a.m. Friday, April 5 Bead this lovely, flower-like bracelet. All materials will be supplied. Registration is required. Book Discussion: The Beekeepers Apprentice: Or On the Segregation of the Queen by Laurie R. King Noon Wednesday, April 10 Have you met? We all have favorite authors but finding new authors to love can be a fun part of the book discussion experience. Each month we will read the first novel of an authors series. Registration is required. Introduction to the Internet 9:30 a.m. Friday, April 12 Discover the basics of the Internet, the various Internet browsers and Internet security. Learn how to narrow your Internet searches for better results. Time will be provided to perform actual Internet searches on topics of your choice. Registration is required. Cards for Mothers Day and More 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 16 Make lovely cards that will delight their recipients. Materials will be supplied. Registration is requested. Coupon Coaching At Your Library 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 23 Learn the secrets to saving 50 percent or more at the grocery store and hundreds of dollars each month. Get started using coupons to purchase items at their absolute lowest price. Topics will include where to print free manufacturer coupons, how to organize coupons, coupon policy language and using coupons for charitable giving. Seminole Patchwork 10 a.m. Friday, April 26 Learn about the Seminoles unique patchwork style and try your hand at a project. All materials will be supplied. Registration is requested. Family Family Storytime 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, April 3, 10, 17 and 24 This program is for the whole family and lasts about 30 minutes. Registration is required. Baby-Parent Rhyme Time 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, April 18 and 25 Be prepared to tickle, jump and fly with your baby, These rhymes and songs are for infants, up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. This 20-minute program is filled with songs designed to introduce rhyming and movement to infants. Registration is required. Children Kids Read Down Fines 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 8 Children and teens can earn a $2 coupon for every 15 minutes of reading, during the allotted time. A total of $8 per day may be earned. For ages 18 and younger. Coupons may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only. Please bring your library card. Money Smart Week For Kids 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, April 24 Kids, be smart about saving your money. We will help you save by creating your own piggy bank. Gather up your loose change and start saving for your future. Registration is required. Register online or in person at the library. Teens Recycled CD Craft for Teens 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 3 Do you know what to do with CDs that are scratched or broken? We do. Join us and create fun mosaic patterns with scissors and glue. All supplies are provided. Registration is required. Sign up online today. Kids Read Down Fines 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 8 Children and teens can earn a $2 coupon for every 15 minutes of reading, during the allotted time. A total of $8 per day may be earned. For ages 18 and younger. Coupons may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only. Please bring your library card. Money Smart Week For Teens Monopoly 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 17 Play the game Monopoly. The first player to have the most cash at the end of the hour wins a gift card. This program is for teens only and is limited to 12 players. Registration is required. Sign up online today. The Fort Myers-Lee County Public Library is located at 2050 Central Avenue in Fort Myers. For more information about a program or to register, call the library at 533-4600. A sign language interpreter is available with five business days notice to library staff. Assistive listening system available; request at desk. Check the Lee County Library Systems website at www.leelibrary.net to find out about programs at other locations. Call the host library, or Telephone Reference at 479-INFO (4636), for more information about a specific program. From page 25Dunbar LibraryThis program is for the whole family and lasts about 30 minutes. Children & Teens FCAT Study Hall 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, April 6, 13 and 20 FCAT study hall is an opportunity for children and teens to study in a quiet and safe environment. Students will be allowed to review copies of the branches study guide materials. No food or drink will be permitted in Study Hall. All cellular phones and electronic devices must be turned off or silenced with the exception of calculators. Kids Read Down Fines 2 to 4 p.m. Saturdays, April 6, 13 and 20 Children and teens can earn a $2 coupon for every 15 minutes of reading, during the allotted time. A total of $8 per day may be earned. For ages 18 and younger. Coupons may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only. Please bring your library card. The Dunbar-Jupiter Hammon Public Library is located at 3095 Blount Street in Fort Myers. For more information about a program or to register, call the library at 533-4150. A sign language interpreter is available with five business days notice to library staff. Assistive listening system available; request at desk. Check the Lee County Library Systems website at www.leelibrary.net to find out about programs at other locations. Call the host library, or Telephone Reference at 479-INFO (4636), for more information about a specific program. Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com

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27 THE RIVER APRIL 5, 2013 From page 1Herb Day Festival11:45 a.m. Lunch 12:30 p.m. Top 10 Ornamental Herbs For Southwest Florida Gardens with Britt Patterson-Weber 1:45 p.m. Growing The Elderberry with Bonnie Jean Clancey 2 p.m. Door prize giveaway The herb garden tour will follow the program. Browse and shop the vendor marketplace for free and/or attend the workshop series for $20 paid in advance, per household or $25 at the door. Take home a gardening goodie bag. Register online at http://herbdayfestival2013. eventbrite.com. For more information, contact Peggy at 533-7504. About the Speakers: Debbie Hughes has been a master gardener since 1996. Realizing herbs grow differently here than up north, she began the demonstration herb garden in 2002 at the Lee County Extension Service to learn and teach the differences. She also started the Florida Herb Enthusiasts Club in 2010 to continue learning all of the joys of growing and using herbs. She now works at the Edison and Ford Winter Estates as the horticulturist. James Lederer PhD DSc is a local resident who has advised and worked for numerous botanical firms, governments, farmers and NGOs worldwide. He has helped bring over 1,200 natural products into modern use. He has researched and developed processes for production of products from plants, herbs and spices. His background in bio chemistry has allowed him to better explore the makeup of plants to determine possible use and better extract useful compounds from them. Anne Liebermann is a master gardener and owner of Annes Herbs. Her mother was a botanist and she began gardening when she was very young. She had her first flower bed when she was eight and has grown vegetables all her life. She has gardened in Canada, Colorado, Kentucky, Nevada, and Florida. Only since arriving in Florida did she feel like she was not able to grow things. Therefore, she took the 2012 Master Gardeners class. While taking the class she started helping in the herb garden at the Terry Park location. She found that herbs were so much easier to grow here than vegetables. Her love for herbs has manifested into her taking over the garden at Benchmark, off McGregor Boulevared. She has always cooked with herbs and grown a few herbs, but she now runs a commercial garden that grows 40 herbs that she harvests and sells at the farmers markets in Fort Myers and at the Alliance for the Arts. She also dries herbs and makes flavored vinegars. Madeline Bohannon is an herb enthusiast and tropical fruit expert. Her wideranging life experience has taken her from the travel industry to professional modeling, advertising, real estate and radio personality. Her interest and expertise in tropical fruit and nutrition started with early childhood. Her mother was a nutritionist, and father, a fruit tree grower. Her five acres in Fort Myers boasts more than 300 fruit trees and three herb gardens. She is regarded as an expert on growing tropical fruit in Southwest Florida. Britt Patterson-Weber received her BA from the University of Montana-Missoula in 2002. Since then, she has been working with many organizations including the Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium, The Historical Museum at Fort Missoula, Pigeon Key Marine Science Foundation and Ambassadors of the Environment by Jean-Michel Cousteau. For the last few years, she has been working at the Naples Botanical Garden, where she is the youth programs manager, managing the childrens garden and butterfly house and coordinating youth and family programming. Currently, she is working on her masters of agricultural extension education through Colorado State University. Bonnie Jean Clancy became a Lee County master gardener this past year. She lives on Sanibel and has been involved in organic gardening over a span of 50 years. Vendors include Cooking by Connie, Funky Feathers, True Lyes, Edison Ford Winter Estates, Annes Herbs, Tree House Nursery, Pottery Express, Victory Patio Gardening, Naples Botanical Gardens and Chef Brooke. Elderberry A Florida herb garden ENGEL & VLKERSCall Isabella Rasi at 239-246-47161101 Periwinkle Way #105, Sanibel, FL 239-472-0044HIGH-VISIBILITY FORT MYERS BEACH COMMERCIAL PROPERTY Featuring restaurant & private residences High traffic location on San Carlos Blvd Direct Gulf access$695,000Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com

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THE RIVER APRIL 5, 201328 Financial FocusHelp Reduce Investment Stress by Jennifer BaseyYou probably arent too worried about it, but April is Stress Awareness Month. Each year, the Health Resource Network sponsors this month to inform people about the dangers of stress and to share successful coping strategies. Obviously, its important to reduce stress in all walks of life including your investment activities. How can you cut down on the various stresses associated with investing? Here are a few possible stress-busters: Know your risk tolerance. If youre constantly worrying about the value of your investments, your portfolio may simply be too volatile for your individual risk tolerance. Conversely, if youre always feeling that your investments will never provide you with the growth you need to achieve your long-term goals, you might be investing too conservatively. Know what to expect from your investments. Uncertainty is often a leading cause of stress. So when you purchase investments that are mysterious to you, you shouldnt be surprised if they perform in ways that raise your stress levels. Never invest in something unless you fully understand its characteristics and risk potential. Be prepared for market volatility. Over the long term, the financial markets have trended upward, though their past performance cant guarantee future results. Yet for periods of months, and even years, these same markets can sputter and decline. So when you invest, be aware of this volatility; if youre prepared for it, you wont be shocked when it happens, and you should be able to better keep stress at bay. Maintain realistic expectations. If you think your investments are going to earn a very high rate of return, year after year, you are more than likely going to be disappointed and you could easily get stressed out. Youre much better off, from a stress standpoint, not to expect eye-popping results. Diversify your portfolio. If you were only to own one asset class, such as growth stocks, and that particular segment took a big hit during a market drop, your whole portfolio could suffer, and it could take years to recover causing you no end of stress. But if you spread your investment dollars among a range of vehicles stocks, bonds, government securities and so on your portfolio has a better chance of weathering the ups and downs of the market. (Keep in mind, though, that while diversification may help you reduce the effects of volatility, it cant prevent losses or guarantee profits.) Think long-term. If you only measure your investment success by shortterm results, you can feel frustrated and stressed. But when you stop to consider your objectives, you may find that the most important ones, such as a comfortable retirement, are all long-term in nature. Consequently, it makes more sense to measure the progress youre making with your investments in periods of years, or even decades, rather than days or months. Instead of fretting over your monthly investment statements, compare where you are today versus where you were 10 or 15 years ago. The results may well surprise and help destress you. Stress Awareness Month will come and go. But by making the right moves, you can help take some of the stress out of investing for a long time to come. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jennifer.basey@edwardjones.com. Development CityYear BuiltSquare FootageListing PriceSelling PriceDays on Market Gulf Ridge Sanibel1997 4,693 4,250,0001,360,000 317 No Subdivision Sanibel1965 1,228 2,695,0001,195,000 11 Woodrings SubdivisionSanibel1991 4,483 2,490,000950,000 1 Harbour PreserveCape Coral2008 5,100 1,999,000750,000 160Colony Beach EstateSanibel1989 3,828 1,950,000650,000 3 Edgewater At Gulf HarbourFort Myers2000 4,342 1,499,000625,000 337 Cape Coral Cape Coral2005 3,795 949,900625,000 122Tamarind TraceBonita Springs2001 2,714 765,000568,500 93 Sanibel Gardens Sanibel1938 1,490 699,000530,000 360 Sunset Captiva Captiva1980 1,440 699,000485,000 147Courtesy of Royal Shell Real EstateTop 10 Real Estate Sales Chamber Adds New MembersNew members received their plaques at the Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce membership breakfast on March 14 at Charleys Boathouse. They included Scott Safford and Jackie Liszak of Sea Gypsy Inn, Liz Steward of Community Lending, Eric Malasky of Paradise Tropical Wines and Ilene Saffron of Main Sail Video Productions. The Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce represents more than 400 local businesses, working to promote a positive business climate in the Fort Myers Beach area by providing networking opportunities, community events, and tourist information. For more information about the chamber, call 454-7500 or visit www. FortMyersBeachChamber.org. From left, Scott Safford and Jackie Liszak, Sea Gypsy Inn; Liz Steward, Community Lending; Eric Malasky, Paradise Tropical Wines; and Ilene Saffron, Main Sail Video Productions. Also pictured is Chamber President Bud Nocera and Chairperson Norma Jean Pevey photo by Jane Ross Beach Chamber Seeks Entries For Business ExpoThe annual Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerces 2013 Business Expo will be held on Thursday, May 16 between 4 and 7 p.m. at the Marriott Residence Inn, 20371 Summerlin Road in Fort Myers. The chamber is seeking applicants for exhibitors and sponsors. The event is limited to the first 30 applicants. There is no charge for attending the Business Expo. All chamber members and non members are encouraged to attend. Consumers, businesses and individuals will have the opportunity to acquaint themselves with chamber member businesses. Discounts, incentives and door prizes will be offered by the exhibitors. Visit www.fortmyersbeach.org for the registration link and additional information or contact Terry Luster at 4153100 or tluster@nvtlsi.com with further questions. For more information about the chamber, call 454-7500 or visit www. 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29 THE RIVER APRIL 5, 2013 Southwest Florida Fine Craft Guild Presents Three ScholarshipsOn March 22, the Southwest Florida Fine Craft Guild awarded three separate scholarships to exceptional young artists at the Cypress Lake High Center for the Arts Senior Exhibit. For the past 13 years, the Southwest Florida Fine Craft Guild has been giving out their Award of Excellence to deserving students. This year was no exception. President Lorraine Capps and Standards Director Jacqui Smith commended the artists and the centers art teachers for the incredible work done by this years seniors. 2013s scholarship recipients were Alyssa Holmes for her charcoal drawing of The Man in the Woolen Hat, Sara Johnston for her charcoal pencil drawing of Portrait With Another and Brittany Sibert for her pastel drawing of A Storm In Africa. Each student showed high proficiency in the principles of design, originality and materials used. The exhibit is located at the Cypress Lake High School Center of the Arts art gallery, located on Panther Drive in Fort Myers. The exhibit will travel this year, heading first to the Fort Myers Beach Art Association and then to the Alliance for the Arts. There will be plenty of chances to view this diverse and exceptional show. Standards Director Jacqui Smith presenting the award to Sara Johnston Portrait With Another, charcoal pencil by Sara Johnston The Man in the Woolen Hat, charcoal by Alyssa Holmes A Storm In Africa, pastels by Brittany Sibert Brittany Sibert, Sara Johnston and Alyssa Holmes School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, I always hear that gifted kids are perfectionists. I have a gifted child and would like to know more about what this means and how I can help. Stephanie W., Sanibel, Florida Stephanie, This is an excellent question but one that is very involved. Ill give you some basic information and point you to some other sources for further help. You are correct that gifted children tend to be perfectionists and this is how it typically develops. Gifted children, praised for years by relatives, friends, and teachers about their intelligence and abilities, often develop the belief that everything they do should come out well and that their intelligence alone is enough to guarantee that things will come easy. However somewhere along the line, be it in the mid-to-late elementary school years, high school or even college when class work and extracurricular tasks begin to require effort and real persistence, many gifted children first start to doubt their intelligence. This idea that if they are not the best, dont score a perfect 100 percent, or cant find a solution easily and immediately, then they must be stupid, bad, and worthless evolves and may develop into very limiting perfectionistic behaviors as well as a huge block to otherwise unlimited potential. Parents can help to guard against the development of this perfectionism through their attitudes and actions. Here are some suggestions. 1. Play up personal strengths If your child wants to be the best, the fastest, the smartest, help him re-structure his focus to achieving personal strengths and celebrating individual accomplishments. 2. Play down competition Take the pressure off of your child by providing opportunities for personal bests and group achievement. Take the focus off of contests and scores and help your child instead prioritize the effort he puts toward achieving his goals. 3. Provide opportunities to try out new things Perfectionists are not risk takers. They often fear trying something new, in the event that they are not immediately and effortlessly good at it. Offer your child many opportunities to try new activities, sports, and projects without the pressure of having to be good at them right away. 4. Encourage practice Emphasize to your child that practice is the best way to become good at something. Gifted and perfectionistic kids need to know that they do not have to excel at something immediately and that practicing skills is not a sign of weakness, but continued on page 32 etting the home of your dreams starts with choosing the right remodeler! ur dreams right re m Kitchens, Bathrooms, Outdoor Entertainment, Media Rooms, Poo l s/Spas, C l osets, an d Comp l ete Home Remo d e l s LI C # CGC 059261A passion for service and excellence since 1989 ost trusted by absentee homeowners to make dreams come true! Free in-home consultation239.939.5411www.ProgressiveBuilders.com

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THE RIVER APRIL 5, 201330 deaRPharmacistSolutions To Side Effects Of Blood Pressure Drugsby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: I keep stopping my blood pressure medications because of side effects, mainly fatigue, dizziness and leg cramps. Please help me solve this or recommend different medicine? AP, Tuscon, Arizona This is a great question especially since high blood pressure (aka hypertension) now affects one in every three American adults. Thats a staggering 78 million people and the American Heart Association says this number will continue escalating. As a pharmacist for 23 years, Ive watched people endure uncomfortable side effects while trying to control blood pressure with various medications. Please dont get off medicine cold turkey because there can be backlash. Rather, ask your doctor if its better to wean slowly. That said, here are affordable solutions that should bring relief and allow you to stay on your medication more comfortably. Ive categorized the information based on medication category. Discuss everything with your physician. Beta blockers: As implied by their name, these drugs block beta receptors on cells of your heart and arteries, and all over causing symptoms head to toe. Two of the most popular beta blockers are atenolol and propranolol. A common side effect is vivid dreaming or nightmares. That also happens to people who become deficient in melatonin, a sleeppromoting compound you make in your brain. Guess what, beta blockers suppress melatonin levels, shown in 1999 by a study published in the European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. CoQ10 is also depleted which may cause chronic fatigue, depression, restless legs or cramps. Beta blockers are what I call drug muggers of melatonin and CoQ10; restoring levels may be your side effect solution. Take CoQ10 in the morning (its energizing) and melatonin at bedtime. Diuretics: These include loop, thiazide and sulfonamide diuretics and cause you to urinate more fluid, reducing pressure in your pipeline. Furosemide and HCTZ are popular ones. This drug category causes side effects of fatigue, weakness and leg cramps, twitches or muscle spasms. It happens due to the loss of an important mineral or electrolyte from all that excessive urination; its often magnesium or potassium loss. CoQ10 is also reduced. The side effect solution includes potassium, CoQ10 and a magnesium supplement. Also coconut water, for real; it restores electrolytes. ACE Inhibitors and Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers: Medications in these two categories ultimately dilate blood vessels, thus reducing pressure. Enalapril and losartan are examples. A common side effect is dizziness. It can be caused by the sheer drop in blood pressure so try taking your medicine at night so you can sleep through the wooziness. Get up very slowly in them morning to avoid feeling faint, sometimes termed orthostatic hypotension. Body aches and pains are common side effects too. Thats because these medication categories are drug muggers of magnesium. You become deficient. Try magnesium malate (or aspartate) about 300mg taken twice daily, or whatever your practitioner says. I have helped millions of people feel well again by restoring the right vitamins and minerals. Its all in my best-selling book Drug Muggers. 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. 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 am at a total loss to understand people who have children. I was married for 40 years, had no children and now I have been widowed for three years. I positively cannot identify with the thinking of people who have adult children. I live comfortably and have a partner; he is my age and he also lives very comfortably in his own home. We see each other a great deal and both enjoy traveling. When we travel long distances, I spend my own money and travel first class. I arrive after a good nights sleep, but he insists on going economy and then it takes him three or four days to recover from the economy experience of a 13-hour flight time. Please tell me why does he feel obliged to go on the cheap? Why cant he enjoy his own money and not feel obliged to leave an inheritance to his wellestablished children who are successful in their own careers? Cynthia Dear Cynthia, The economic depression of the 1930s took a tremendous toll on peoples emotional health. If you did not actually suffer, you probably suffered from the effects of those who did suffer, e.g. parents. Their children married after a frugal upbringing and were very careful how they spent their money. As their financial health improved, their learned behavior became their life pattern, and they were never able to enjoy the better things. Even in later life, some are reluctant to spend on themselves in spite of having the money. They just think they dont deserve the better things. Lizzie Dear Cynthia, You are not at a loss about understanding having adult children, simply you do not have them so you do not share the same experiences. It gives some parents a lot of satisfaction to give adult children successful in their own right or not an inheritance. The giving fulfills a need. Just between you and I, your partners money is his own, to be spent in what ever manner he chooses. Here is the deal: you spend your money how you wish, he can spend his money the way he wishes. Problem solved. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. Country Club Raises $40,000 For Children The second annual Wildcat Cares 4 Kids, a fundraiser to benefit Childrens Advocacy Center of Southwest Florida, drew more than 250 people and raised $40,000. Funds will be used to provide services to victims of abuse and neglect including medical exams, forensic interviews, crisis intervention and therapeutic counseling. Our residents are known for their philanthropic spirit. In just two years, Wildcat Cares 4 Kids has become a signature event in our community to support abused and at-risk children, said event organizer Judy Mittino. Childrens Advocacy Center, a United Way partner agency, is a crisis center that works with sexually and physically abused children and is designed to be a safe and friendly place for them to come and be heard and help them get on the road to recovery. For more information, call 939-2808 or visit www.cac-swfl.org. Wildcat Run Golf & Country Club is a private, member-owned club on Corkscrew Road east of I-75 in Estero. Autism Spectrum Disorders ConferenceToday, one in 88 children is diagnosed with autism. A free conference addressing Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) will be held on Saturday, April 13 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Florida Gulf Coast Universitys Cohen Center. The 6th annual Promising Pathways, the Road To Best Practice in Autism will focus on topics relevant to families, educators and health professionals. The keynote speaker is Amy M. Wetherby, PhD, Distinguished Research Professor and Director of the Autism Institute at Florida State University College of Medicine. Dr. Wetherby is the Project Director of the First Words Project, a research investigation on early detection of ASD, funded by the United States Department of Education (DOE), National Institutes of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She is also the Principal Investigator of two randomized controlled treatment trials, one for toddlers with ASD funded by the National Institutes of Mental Health and one for school-age children funded by the U.S. DOE, Institute of Education Sciences. Dr. Wetherbys presentation will focus on improving outcomes for young children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Conference breakout session topics include Autism Law in Florida, the Verbal Behavior Approach to Teaching Children with Autism, Recreational Opportunities, Navigating Air Travel, Autism Intensive Communication Academies and Social Skills for High-Functioning Students with Autism. A resource fair with vendors from a variety of autism-related businesses and service providers will also be available. The conference is coordinated by a regional planning committee including parents of children with autism and interested community members as well as representatives from the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities, Florida Gulf Coast University, Lee County School District, Collier County Public Schools, Agency for Persons with Disabilities, and Family Care Council. Because of the need for current, research-based information, we are committed to educating all families, educators, healthcare workers, and community members interested in serving individuals with autism, said Leigh Anna Nowak, conference co-chair. In order to make our conference accessible to all, we have never charged for attendance and our prestigious speakers have waived their honoraria. Sponsorship opportunities are available. The event is free and offers continuing education credits for some health-care professionals. Space is limited. Register online at www.fgcu.edu/events/promisingpathways. For more information, email PromisingPathways@fgcu.edu or call 745-3400. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com

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31 THE RIVER APRIL 5, 2013 Dr. DaveConsulting The Starsby Dr. Dave HepburnDoctor, Im having some real problems with my stomach. Every time I... What month were you born in? What? When were you born? February. I see. Well then, I have to wonder about your state of mind. Cheque, please. Oddly enough, it turns out that those born in February are more likely to have Alzheimers, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and toss in some super-sized seizures for good luck. No wonder groundhogs head back into their holes. (That was a rude thing for him to say George) wow that sounds rude) Says a lot for groundhogs and Valentines Day. As doctors we no longer consult the stars for help, though I once asked Liberace if he thought my pants made my butt look like a cruciferous vegetable. But researchers have long known that your month of birth can make a very small but noticeable difference in your medical future. Dozens of illnesses have been correlated with specific birth months. Why? What you expose your fetus to (and dont we all hate exposing our fetuses) can have ramifications that last a lifetime. The time of year can determine the abundance or paucity of fetal exposure to certain viruses, nutrition, Vitamin D (the sunshine vitamin), NHL playoffs and even pollen. For example, schizophrenia though uncommon has a 10 percent increased risk if you are born in the dark months. Could fetal exposure to a virus in the second trimester of pregnancy when neurodevelopment begins be linked to schizophrenia? For Multiple Sclerosis, April and May are particularly bad months to be born in the Northern Hemisphere, possibly due to low Vitamin D exposure in utero. Interestingly, October births have the lowest risk for MS. A new study reports that children whose mothers were exposed to high pollen levels in late pregnancy are at increased risk for asthma and allergies at a young age. Even peoples success later in life may be influenced by the time of year in which they were born, according to researchers from the University of British Columbia, who found that babies born in the summer are less likely to make it to the top of the corporate ladder and become CEOs and get that key to the special washroom. I am an August baby, which might explain why it was either the mailroom or politics for me. And how about life expectancy in general? Should you happen to be born between October and December, the odds are that you will live 125 days longer than a sibling born between April and June. The difference is the same as smoking 10 cigarettes a day for four years. Oddly, the exact reverse is true if youre born in the Southern Hemisphere. What diseases and disorders are most common for each birth month? ABC News compiled the following list. You will now skim down to your month and gasp in horror. By consulting this list, you can have your diagnosis before you even come to our office. January: Alzheimers, schizophrenia, respiratory syncytial virus February: Alzheimers, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, epilepsy March: Alzheimers, schizophrenia, autism, narcolepsy, Hodgkins disease, multiple sclerosis, bipolar disorder, epilepsy April: Leukemia, dyslexia, learning disabilities, multiple sclerosis, Parkinsons disease, bipolar disorder, epilepsy, ALS May: Dyslexia, learning disabilities, multiple sclerosis, ALS, Parkinsons disease June: Anorexia, diabetes, dyslexia, learning disabilities, multiple sclerosis, ALS, Parkinsons disease, celiac disease July: Diabetes, celiac disease, dyslexia, learning disabilities August: Diabetes, celiac disease, autism, Crohns disease September: ADHD, asthma October: Asthma, eczema November: Asthma, eczema, respiratory syncytial virus December: Respiratory syncytial virus 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. Before After After Natasha, COA Before Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com

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THE RIVER APRIL 5, 201332 Celebrity Happy Hour Raises $950 For Voices For KidsLocal celebrities assisted the Firestone bartenders serving Angel-Tinis and raised over $950 to benefit Voices for Kids of Southwest Florida. Celebrity Hosts who served included: Fort Myers Mayor Randy Henderson; Stephanie Susskind, WINK-TV weekend anchor; and Nicole Papageorge, WINK-TV news anchor/reporter. We really appreciate what Firestone and the community did for Voices for Kids, as the needs are tremendous! It is so very gratifying when everyone comes together as one voice in support of our abused, neglected and abandoned children, said Darlene Ann Grossman, executive director of Voices for Kids of Southwest Florida. The non-profit organizations mission is to support the abused, neglected and abandoned children in Southwest Florida by securing and training Guardian ad Litem volunteers who become the childs voice in court, school and the community. And through the Kids Being Kids Program VFK provides items that give children a sense of normalcy and help them fit in, such as a warm, cozy bed, emergency and supplemental clothing, participation in sports, the arts and clubs, happier birthdays, academic tutoring, summer camp and medical needs. For further information, call 533-1435 or visit www.voicesforkids.org. WINK-TVs Nicole Papageorge and Stephanie Susskind with Voices for Kids supporters Firestones Danny Womack and Darlene Ann Grossman, Voices for Kids executive director Fort Myers Mayor Randy Henderson Jeanne Sweeney and Darlene Ann Grossman Riita Thrall and Rachel McCutcheon From page 29School Smartrather an important activity. 5. Celebrate mistakes Talk to your child about learning from mistakes. Point out your own mistakes and how you have learned from them. 6. Praise step-by-step improvement Praise incremental accomplishments more than instant goal achievement. Demonstrate the importance of the steps of learning and achieving rather than just the achievement. 7. Praise hard work and effort Discuss hard work, efforts, and persistence rather than outcomes and scores. Comment specifically on the hard work and effort showed throughout to achieve goals rather than just the final outcome. For more information about the gifted and perfectionism visit the website of noted psychologist, Dr. Sylvia Rimm, http://www.sylviarimm.com/ 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. River District Ramble Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc. has been named the representing charity for the River District Ramble on Saturday, April 6, from 6 to 11 p.m. The River District Ramble is a monthly ladies night out event with special drink/food items at most downtown restaurants and discount shopping at select downtown retail stores. Downtown businesses are also donating items to be raffled off that night. The event takes place downtown in the Patio De Leon Courtyard behind Cabos Cantina off First Street. A $15 bracelet buys you access to discounts on food, happy hour all night long, and discounts to retail shops. Almost every store downtown is participating. Ramble T-shirts are available for $10. Arts for ACT Gallery and Boutique will be open and will give Ramble participants 50 percent off all clothing, shoes or non-artist jewelry. The River District Ramble was started by Sharon Brotherton, Dannielle Schultz and Jamie Stuart. For more information, contact Jamie Stuart at the Blue Dahlia Salon 220-1939 or ACT at 939-2553 or www.actabuse.com. Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email press@riverweekly.com

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PUZZLE ANSWERS My Stars FOR WEEK OF APRIL 8, 2013ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Rumors of a change in the workplace could make you a mite uneasy about going ahead with implementing your ideas. Best advice: Ignore the talk and proceed as planned. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Everyone has an opinion on how to handle a recent business suggestion. Thank them for their advice. Then go ahead and follow your own fine instincts. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) While home is your main focus this week, new issues in the workplace need your attention as well. Take things step by step. Pressures ease in time for weekend fun. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Be less rigid when handling a relationship problem. You might believe youre in the right, but try to open your mind to the possibilities of facts youre currently not aware of. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Leos and Leonas run at a hectic pace throughout much of the week. But by the weekend, the Lions Dens become a purrrfect place for you Fine Felines to relax in. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Change is favored early in the week. This should make it easier for you to reassess your plans for handling a troubling professional relationship. Good luck. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A suggestion from a colleague could give your professional project that long-needed boost. Meanwhile, someone close to you still needs your emotional support. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Before complying with a colleagues request, check to see that the action benefits all, not just one persons agenda. Continue firming up those travel plans. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Your social life is on the upswing, and the only problem is deciding which invitations to accept. Enjoy yourself before settling down for some serious work next week. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) With your creative aspects on high, you might want to restart your work on that novel or painting you put aside. Your efforts will bring a surge in your selfesteem. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) While youre generous with others, be sure youre not overlooking your own needs. Take time to assess your situation and make adjustments where necessary. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Being applauded for your achievement is great. But watch out that you dont start acting like a star. It could lose your valuable support with your next project. BORN THIS WEEK: Your strong belief in justice, along with your leadership qualities, help you protect the rights of others. On April 14, 1865, John Wilkes Booth, an actor and Confederate sympathizer, fatally shoots President Abraham Lincoln at a play at Fords Theater in Washington, D.C. The attack came only five days after Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered his army at Appomattox Court House in Virginia. On April 8, 1916, at the Boulevard Race in Corona, Calif., an early racing car careens into a crowd of spectators, killing the driver and two others. The fatal accident helped encourage organizers to begin holding races on specially built tracks instead of regular streets. On April 13, 1939, the heavy cruiser USS Astoria arrives in Japan under the command of Capt. Richmond Turner in an attempt to photograph the Japanese battleships Yamato and Musash in a pre-war reconnaissance. The Astoria was sunk during Operation Watchtower in the Solomon Islands in August 1942. On April 12, 1945, U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt dies of a cerebral hemorrhage in his home at Warm Springs, Ga. The only man to be elected to four terms as president of the United States, Roosevelt is remembered for his New Deal social policies and his leadership during wartime. On April 10, 1953, the horror film The House of Wax, starring Vincent Price, opens at New Yorks Paramount Theater. It was the first feature from a major motion-picture studio to be shot using the three-dimensional, or stereoscopic, film process, and one of the first horror films to be shot in color. On April 9, 1962, President John F. Kennedy throws out the ceremonial first pitch in Washington D.C.s new stadium. He continued a long-standing tradition that began in 1910 when President William H. Taft threw out Major League Baseballs first opening-day pitch in Washington D.C.s old Griffith Stadium. On April 11, 1970, Apollo 13, the third lunar landing mission, is successfully launched from Cape Canaveral, Fla. After an oxygen tank exploded on the evening of April 13, however, the new mission objective became to get the Apollo 13 crew home alive It was world champion race-car driver Mario Andretti who made the following sage observation: Everything comes to those who wait ... except a cat. Those who study such things say it takes three apples to make one glass of apple cider. You might be surprised to learn that John Denver -best known for singing Take Me Home, Country Roads, an ode to West Virginia -was not actually from the Mountain State. He didnt write the song, either. Interestingly, the two people who did write the song, Bill Danoff and Taffy Nivert, had never been there at the time that they wrote it. They were on their way to Maryland when Danoff started writing a tune about the lovely countryside they were driving through. West Virginia was put in because Danoff had been sent several postcards from the state and was impressed. Politics has always been a dirty business, with candidates through the years saying whatever was necessary to get elected. Take the 1950 senatorial campaign in Florida, for example. In the Democratic primary, incumbent Claude Pepper was being challenged by George Smathers, a sitting congressman. Taking unfair advantage of the lack of education in some parts of the state, Smathers sent campaign materials to rural areas accusing Pepper of, among other things, having a brother who was a practicing Homosapien and a sister who was a thespian. The charge against Pepper himself was that he had matriculated with young women. In a victory for sleazy politics, Smathers did, in fact, win the primary. Some species of penguin can jump as high as 6 feet in the air. If you want to give up the admiration of thousands of men for the disdain of one, go ahead, get married. -Katharine Hepburn THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAYDID YOU KNOW 1. GEOGRAPHY: What is the capital of Kentucky? 2. GAMES: What was the name of the victim in the board game Clue? 3. BUSINESS: Which fast-food restaurant chain once had a motto Hot Eats, Cool Treats? 4. LITERATURE: Who wrote the novel Cousin Bette? 5. MATH: What is another name for integers? 6. LANGUAGE: What does the latin phrase ecce homo mean? 7. MOVIES: Ingrid Bergman won her first Oscar for her role in which movie? 8. MYTHOLOGY: In Greek myth, what kind of creature was the Echidna? 9. ART: Which Renaissance artist was often called Il Divino, the divine one, during his lifetime? 10. HISTORY: Who introduced the Reign of Terror during the French Revolution? TRIVIA TEST 1. Frankfort 2. Mr. Boddy 3. Dairy Queen 4. Honore de Balzac 5. Whole numbers 6. Behold the man 7. Gaslight 8. Half woman, half snake 9. Michelangelo 10. Maximilien Robespierre ANSWERS33 THE RIVER APRIL 5, 2013 SPORTS QUIZ 1. In 2012, Stephen Strasburg became the sixth major-league pitcher since 1900 to notch 200 strikeouts in fewer than 30 career games. Who else has done it? 2. Entering 2013, who was the last major-league pitcher with consecutive seasons of at least 20 wins? 3. Wisconsin running back Montee Ball tied an NCAA record in 2011 for most touchdowns in a season (39). Who else holds the mark? 4. In 2012, Deron Williams set a Nets team record for most points in a game (57). Who had held the record? 5. Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury in 2013 became Pittsburghs all-time leader in victories (227). Who had held the mark? 6. How many times has a defender been named MVP of the Major League Soccer Cup final? 7. Who was the first U.S. woman to win an Olympic judo medal?1. Hideo Nomo (23 games), Kerry Wood (23), Dwight Gooden (25), Mark Prior (27) and Herb Score (29). 2. Houstons Roy Oswalt won 20 games in both 2004 and 2005. 3. Oklahoma States Barry Sanders, in 1988. 4. Mike Newlin scored 52 points in a game in 1979, and Ray Williams did the same in 1982. 5. Tom Barrasso, with 226. 6. Once -the Los Angeles Galaxys Omar Gonzalez, in 2012. 7. Ronda Rousey won a bronze medal in Beijing in 2008. ANSWERS

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CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 37 THE RIVER APRIL 5, 2013 ANNUAL RENTAL SERVICES OFFERED 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 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 FRUIT SHIPPINGGOT MANGOS??We ship Prime Florida mangos from our grove on Pine Island, Fl to YOU or YOUR FRIENDS in the continental US (no ship AZ or CA sorry) Mango harvest and season starts midJune thru August. Please visit www.eatmoremangos.comNS 4/5 CC 4/26 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 SERVICES OFFERED30% 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 FOR SALEFUTONFOR SALE 7 foot long futon with nautical print. Great condition. $100. 239-395-3195 NS 3/29 CC 4/5 PIANOPearl river console piano, white; Jacobean side chairs, some furniture. Call 239-395-0858 or cell 484-239-5450.NS 4/5 CC 4/5 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 HELP WANTEDCURRENT 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. Call 472-1682. NS 3/29 BM 4/19 SERVERS ASSISTANT SERVERS LINE COOKIL Tesoro Ristorante, 751 tarpon Bay Rd. Sanibel Now hiring; Servers, Assistant Servers and Line cook Email resumes to: iltesoro@me.com or ll out applications between 11-2 daily.NS 1/18 NC TFN CUSTOMER SERVICE/ OUTSIDE SALESWe need you to pamper our customers and spread the word about our services. Union Mechanical Inc. 239-437-5595 Knowledge of construction/contracting a plus.NS 2/8 CC TFN VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDVolunteers needed for the After School Program which runs Mon.-Th, 2:30 3:15 pm call Linda Reynolds 472-1617 RS 1/4 NC TFN 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 VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDAt The Sanibel School Call Michelle Wesley 239-910-8000 RS 1/4 NC TFN RE/MAX OF THE ISLANDSPutting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace www.remax-oftheislands.com 239-472-2311RS 1/4 BM TFN ANNUAL RENTAL Apartment for lease on Sanibel, Mid Island, Furnished, 1B/1B $895. per month. Call 734-761-7600 ext. 231.RS 1/4 CC TFN ANNUAL RENTALSSANIBELBAY FRONT RESIDENCE This spectacular Bay Front home offers Panoramic Views of the Bay, 4 bedrooms + maids quarters, large garage, pool on Bay and UF. $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 4/5 BM TFNCONDO RENTALMastique Gated Community Fort Myers side of Sanibel Causeway 6th oor Gulf View on Mastique Lake Private elevator/ fully furnished 3 Bedroom / 2 baths Screened Lanai, storage area, space for 2 cars, pool, club house, gym, small boating on lake, much more. $1,900. per month 917-224-5229 631-553-2403NS 4/5 CC TFN 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 GARAGE SALEPower & hand tools, woodworking equipment, housewares, rugs, books, electronics, Raleigh 10 speed bike, VOX Ampli er, 2005 Chevy Astrovan,etc Saturday, April 13th from 9am to 4pm 647 Rabbit Road, SanibelNS 4/5 CC 4/12 HOME WATCH SANIBELProperty Management-Bookkeeping Call Bob or Sally Island Residents 239-565-7438, sanisal186@gmail.com WWW.HOMEWATCHSANIBEL.COMRS 1/4 CC TFN HELLES CLEANING SERVICESResidential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471 Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047NS 1/4 PC TFN HOME/CONDO WATCH CONCIERGE SERVICESDorado Property Management Full Range of Services Island Resident Licensed & Insured 24/7 Call Lisa or Bruce at 239-472-8875RS 1/4 BM TFN PAINTING GOATProfessional Painting & Home Maintenance Free Estimates Sr Discounts Fully Insured www.paintinggoat.com 239-271-2919RS 3/22 CC 4/12 SANIBEL 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. 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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 APRIL 5, 201338 Pets Of The Week Good grief, Im here again! My name is Precious and I was brought to the shelter as a puppy and was adopted by a couple. They broke up and I ended up back at the shelter. I was adopted a second time and then was picked up as a stray. My owner didnt come to claim me. I deserve a permanent, stable home. I am a forever dog. My adoption fee is $35 (regularly $75) during Animal Services Its Raining Cats & Dogs adoption promotion. Im Atlantic, a cuddly little cat that enjoys playtime, especially if it involves a feathery boa. I spent a few weeks in a very nice foster home before coming back to the shelter for adoption. My foster home had other cats and dogs and we got along great. I could be a great addition to your family. My adoption fee is $35 (regularly $75) during Animal Services promotion. 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. Atlantic ID# 556391 Precious ID# 517441 photos by squaredogphoto.com

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1149 Periwinkle Way 239/472-0176 fax 239/472-0350 11526 Andy Rosse Lane 239/472-1270 fax 239-472-1268 11509 Andy Rosse Lane 239/472-1395www.jnaislandrealestate.com SUNDIAL SPECIALI-302Wonderful views of the Gulf of Mexico from this finely appointed condominium, recently re-done and tastefully furnished, this 1 bedroom, 1 bath condo features new kitchen with solid surface counter tops, raised panel cabinetry, crown molding and up lighting. Featuring diagonal tile flooring in the kitchen, living room/dining room, tiled hallway and baths, double sliding glass doors lead to the large breezy lanai. Offered for $489,000. Contact Brian Murty 239/565-1272. LANDS END-SOUTH SEAS RESORTBEAUTY & THE BEST! Superb in design and scale, this 2 bedroom luxury condominium is resplendent with details and perched behind one of the Resorts golf fairways; a cloister of sweeping greens and towering palms in a grandstand position with southeastern exposure and views out to Pine Island Sound. This ultimate furnished condo will provide a lifestyle sought by those accustomed to the very best including modern conveniences along with fully equipped kitchen, state of the art appliances, balconies off each bedroom dining area and an opulent foyer separating the bedrooms and living area. Offering every imaginable luxury including illuminated tennis court, pool, spa and owner fitness room. Offered for $1,250,000. Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632 786 CONCH CT.While enjoying your day on the water, arrive back for a quick swim in the screened in dual heated pool or soak in the hot tub & have a snack overlooking the intersecting canals. This home features an elevator & a private guest access with a 2 car garage. There is a lot of storage. This open floor plan with vaulted ceilings provides a warm and welcome feeling. Open up the sliding glass doors and enjoy the breeze and watch the dolphins feed and play. Bring your family or friends together to gather in the spacious kitchen and prepare a meaningful meal. The home faces Northwest. Relax on the screened in lanai, swing on the hammock & read your favorite book. This home is truly fabulous. Offered for $995,000. Contact Tracy Walters 239/9947975 or Connie Walters 239/841-4540. TAMARIND AT THE REEFThis is truly a one of a kind West Gulf Drive Penthouse unit. Completely remodeled from the studs out, completed in 2010. Unparalleled views from this direct gulf front residence. 2 bedroom 2 bath plus den, Raised ceilings, bamboo floors, custom glass counter tops, top of the line cabinets, and fixtures. Built in wall unit with Murphy bed in the den. Offered for $1,829,000 Contact Ken Colter 239/851-1357 or Bob Berning 239/699-9597 Visit our newest of ce location at Sundial Beach Resort 1451 Middle Gulf Drive 239/472-1478Serving the Islands Since 1975 BEACHVIEWStunning Beachview custom home offering nothing but the best! Over 2800 sq.ft. living area with 3 BR 2 1/2 BTH, formal dining room, breakfast room, great room design. Kitchen features custom cabinets, full size freezer, passthrough window from kitchen to veranda. All rooms open to the expansive covered veranda. Offering gorgeous views of Sanibel River, golf course, and lakes. Hurricane glass windows, elevator, pool & spa with oversized pool deck. Designed by structural engineer, first story is concrete block with poured concrete pillars and beams. Attic features Isolene insulation for maximum energy efficiency. Too many features to list! Offered for $1,295,000. Contact Toby Tolp 239/848-0433, Steve Harrell 239/565-1277 or Kasey Harrell 239/850-7602. ABSOLUTELY STUNNING HERON CONDO AT THE SANCTUARYOver 2500 sq.ft. with all new furnishings, all new appliances, new air conditioner, water heater, ceiling fans, washer & dryer, and more! Youll feel like youre walking into a model home. 2 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths plus large den or 3rd bedroom with hard wood floors. Fantastic sunset views over the 9th fairway from lovely corner lanai. Marble master bath, walk-in closets, 10 ft. ceilings, single car garage with extra parking. Offered for $609,000. Contact Steve Harrell 239/565-1277, Toby Tolp 239/239/8480433 or Kasey Harrell 239/850-7602. RAINBOW FARMSExtraordinary family hometastefully designed. This home is located in a private neighborhood minutes from the Gulf Beaches & Health Park Medical Ctr. This 2 story home is over 5100 sq ft. 3 bed/3.5 baths w/office, family room, fireplace, wine cellar & outdoor kitchen/cabana w/fireplace. The resort style pool features a waterfall rock slide, jetted spa & fountains w/lighting. A total of 3 car garages w/exceptional height for possible RV or boat. The appointments are exquisite throughout. This beautiful colonial home designed for todays family has a circular drive accessing the garages & guest house. The appointments are exquisite throughout. A must see beautiful home! Offered for $1,500,000. Contact Debra Hobbs 239/565-0549. SOUTH FT. MYERS-MINUTES TO SANIBELLocated in beautiful South Fort Myers just minutes from Sanibel, Fort Myers Beach, and the causeway boat landing and beaches, this well maintained 3 bedroom 2 full bathroom ground level home in the quiet Cottage Point community is move in ready. On almost a half acre, this concrete built home has a fantastic fenced in back yard and the most spectacular Royal Poinciana tree in the front yard. New roof in 2011 and double insulation in the attic, new windows, updated kitchen and flooring, fresh paint, screened porch, den, Florida room, and storage shed are just some of the features. This home should be on your short list. Offered for $189,900 Contact Bob Berning 239/699-7825 or Ken Colter 239/851-1357 FT MYERS BEACHWonderful beach cottage with established weekly rental history. Four bedrooms, two and a half baths, open airy floor plan with views of the Gulf of Mexico directly across the street. 38 X 19 solar heated pool. Adorable, fun beach home on the gorgeous north end. Offered for $680,000. Contact Debra Hobbs 239/565-0549. OVER 2300 SQ.FT LIVING AREAThis exquisite 2 BR 2 Bath Golf Villages unit is beautifully furnished & decorated. High ceilings, hardwood floors, formal living and dining rooms, casual family & breakfast rooms. Spacious corner lanai with sliding glass enclosure. Sunset views of lake & fairway. Under building parking plus private storage room. Offered for $540,000. Contact Steve Harrell 239/565-1277, Toby Tolp 239/239/848-0433 or Kasey Harrell 239/850-7602 LOGGERHEAD CAY #583Amazing GULF VIEWS from this 3rd floor condo. This unit is FULLY FURNISHED and just steps away from the sandy white beaches. Loggerhead Cay is one of the Islands most popular condominium complexes as it has AMENITIES GALORE! Community grills, shuffleboard, tennis courts are just a few of the many amenities available. This unit is quiet and features an open floor plan. Offered for $549,000. Contact Tracy Walters Mr. Listr 239/9947975 or Connie Walters Ms. Listr at 239/841-4540. COMMERCIAL OPPORTUNITY 134 FEET PERIWINKLE FRONTAGEVacant land ready to build. Located between Jacaranda restaurant and Huxters. Approximately 22444 square foot area or .54 acres. Impervious Area 10200 Sq. Ft Approximately. Owner will consider build to suit. Sanibel Use Code Vacant Commercial. Numerous development possibilities. Visit Sanibel CODE OF ORDINANCES Sec. 126-491 For the many Permitted uses. Offered for $850,000 Contact George Kohlbrenner 239/565-8805 THE RIVER APRIL 5, 201340