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FREETake Me Home VOL. 12, NO. 15 APRIL 19, 2013From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Sunset Concert Series ConcludesThe 2013 Bruce T. Gora Sunset Concert Series wraps up on Sunday, April 21 when The David Mayfield Parade takes to the amphitheater stage at the Alliance for the Arts. The indie folk rock act is well-known on the jam band circuit and has often played with The Avett Brothers. The concert begins at 5 p.m. Lawn chairs and coolers are welcome and encouraged. Alliance member pre-sale tickets are $15 each. Tickets at the gate, which opens at 4 p.m, are $20 each. Growing up in Kent, Ohio, David Mayfield was surrounded by bluegrass music. At the age of 12, he was playing bass for the family band, traveling from festival to festival, along with his younger sister, noted songstress Jessica Lea Mayfield, singing and absorbing the stories and lessons taught by road hard veterans, all the while picking up tips on how to play a lick on guitar or mandolin. By the continued on page 16 The David Mayfield Parade Saturday Art Fair The sidewalks of First Street will be full of art and craft vendors on Saturday, April 20 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be more than 35 local art vendors selling their original art, jewelry, photography, stained glass, fused glass and upcycled art on First Street in downtown Fort Myers. Its a perfect time to enjoy the downtown Fort Myers galleries, shops and the Saturday Art Fair at a slower and less crowded pace. Take in lunch at one of the quaint downtown restaurants and relax to the music of the s and s by The Flashbacks. For more information, call Arts for ACT Gallery & Boutique at 337-5050. Bill Hofers table at a previous Saturday Art Fair photo by Bill Hofer See The Birds Of Bunche BeachBunche Beach is an excellent location to spot migrant and resident waders and shorebirds working the mudflats at low tide due to the diversity of micro-invertebrates. You can also see waterfowl, raptors and warblers. Lee County Parks and Recreation is offering a free walking tour to view these birds on Tuesday, May 7 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Meet on the beach, located in South Fort Myers, off Summerlin Road. Drive south of John Morris Road until it deadends. The tour is free; parking is $1 per hour. Restrooms are available. Bring binoculars, sun protection, shoes that can get wet and a bottle of water. For more information, call 707-3015 or visit www.birdpatrol.org. Piping plover photo by Meg Rousher Taste Of The Beach Is Next WeekendThe Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce announces the 18th annual Taste of the Beach, to be held on Sunday, April 28. The popular food festival held on Fort Myers Beach will include approximately 20 restaurants plus live on-stage concerts featuring country-rock recording artists Craig Campbell, Brett Eldredge and the Grayson Rogers Band. Local restaurants will serve up samples of their best signature dishes for purchase, while competing for top honors in the Taste of the Beach awards. Categories include Best Appetizer, Best Entrees and Best Dessert. Festival gates open at 11 a.m. and food will be served until 6 p.m. Tickets will be available on-site. Admission is $5 for adults and children over 12. All children under 12 years will be free. Food tickets are $1 each, with the average plate costing around $5. There are many restaurants participating in this event, all of which are members of the Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. Some that have already signed up are Matanzas Inn Resort, Beach Pierside Grill, Bayfront Bistro, Parrot Key, Big Game Waterfront Grill, Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina, Nauti Turtle, Pinchers Crab Shack, Yucatan Beach Stand, Doc Fords, Nervous Nellies, Royal Scoop and Chucks Last Stop American Grill. There is an expected 6,000-plus to attend this year. A panel of celebrity judges will award Taste of the Beach awards. Winners will be announced onstage at 4 p.m. Balloting for the Peoples Choice Award will be done by the Office of Lee County Supervisor of Elections Sharon L. Harrington. Sun Coast Beverage Sales, Gator Country 101.9, CatchFortMyersBeach.com and Island Food Group will be sponsoring this event including the live music hosted from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. For more details, go to www.tasteoffortmyersbeach.com or email frontdesk@fmbchamber.com. Craig Cambell will be the headliner at the April 28 Taste of the Beach event


Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now: Watering The Horses At First And Hendryby Gerri ReavesBetween 1904 and 1910, First and Hendry was a roundabout intersection with a circular cistern-like trough at the center. That trough was one of downtowns first amenities, a handy and necessary one in times when transportation by horseback, wagon or carriage was prevalent. Fed by an artesian well, it was the second well drilled by the city in 1904, the first having been drilled farther west on First Street. The connection of those two wells to Harvie E. Heitmans private well at First and Jackson created the towns first fire protection system and a series of fire hydrants. Posing side-saddle at the trough in the historic photo are (from left) Mrs. Abbott, Mrs. White, Mrs. Harvie E. (Florida) Heitman, wife of one of Fort Myers most notable businessmen and civic leaders. The dogs name is unknown. The women are covered almost head to toe, both for sun protection compliance with the dictates of feminine modesty. The hats might be described as modified cowboy-style. The streets are quiet, so maybe the ladies are out for a Sunday ride. In the background is a structure that was once Jehu J. Blounts general store. Opened in the 1870s on the northwest corner of First and Hendry, it also served as the towns first, albeit unofficial, post office until 1876. During the second half of the first decade of the 20th, however, it was being used as a harness business, secondhand furniture store and tailor shop. Notice the barrel (perhaps a cistern?) atop the roof. Visible over the slanting roofline on the left, is the peak of a house, probably Robert B. Leaks. Not long after this photo was taken, the old Blount store was torn down and Harvie Heitman built the two-story Heitman-Evans Hardware building that still stands on the corner today. Locals might remember that 1914 building as the Belk-Lindsey Department Store (late 1940s to 1950s) or more recently as Heritage Square. It is now a law office. As for the round-about trough in the middle of First and Hendry, it had a short life. In 1910, Capt. William H. Wild Bill Towles funded an attractive drinking fountain at todays Leon Building on First to replace it. But because mostly dogs not people used it, that fountain didnt last for long, either. Walk to First and Hendry and imagine horses and dogs pausing for a drink at a trough in the center of town. Then walk a few more blocks to the Southwest Florida Museum of History to learn more about the cisterns and wells that provided drinking water and fire protection to early Fort Myers. For information, call 321-7430 or go to www.museumofhistory.org. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Be sure to visit one of the areas best research centers, the Southwest Floridacontinued on page 6 A few years after the watering trough was removed, Harvie E. Heitman built the HeitmanEvans Hardware Store on the northwest corner of First and Hendry. Today, the building is a law office photo by Gerri Reaves Sometime between 1904 and 1910, (from left) Mrs. Abbott, Mrs. White and Mrs. Harvie E. (Florida) Heitman paused at the watering trough in the intersection of First and Hendry courtesy of the Southwest Florida Historical Society (Heitman Family Collection)THE RIVER APRIL 19, 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 Justen Dobbs Ed Frank Max Friedersdorf Priscilla Friedersdorf Jim George Shelley Greggs Tom Hall Dr. Dave Hepburn Audrey Krienen Capt. Matt Mitchell Patricia Molloy Di Saggau


3 THE RIVER APRIL 19, 2013 Fort Myers Public Art: The Spirit Of Fort Myersby Tom HallJust past the entrance to the EdisonFord Estates on McGregor Boulevard is a sculpture of a comely Greek maiden pouring water from an urn into a basin at her feet. Its part of the stately entrance that developer James D. Newton designed for Edison Park, which was the most elite community in Fort Myers back in the pre-Depression 1920s. Most know her as Rachel at the Well but the name given to the sculpture by its creator was actually The Spirit of Fort Myers. Many years later, Newton would write a book titled Uncommon Friends, which paid tribute to the unique bonds of friendship enjoyed by Fort Myers famous winter residents, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone. But at the time he started his development across the street from Edisons two-story home, he did not know any of the men or their spouses. That quickly changed. One morning, Newton was summoned to the Edison home, not by Tom, but by his wife, Mina. Newtons excitement over finally getting to meet the grand dame of Fort Myers quickly turned to dread when the front door opened and she came out with a stern look etched into the features of her face. It seems that Mina and a number of the towns ladies were upset with Newton because the sculpture he was having carved for the entrance to Edison Estates was nude! I was amazed. How had they known? wrote Newton in Uncommon Friends. The sculptor, Helmut von Zengen, had been doing his work behind a heavy canvas tarpaulin carving a Greek maiden of some two thousand years ago. I asked, How do you know the statue doesnt have clothes? The ladies went with a flashlight one night and looked underneath the canvas, Edison readily admitted. Newton was more a businessman than an arts benefactor. He immediately went to von Zengen, who just about tore his hair out, but finally worked out a way to create a veil with powdered marble. His compromise won the enduring friendship of Mina and her husband, and both agreed to do the unveiling at the sculptures dedication on April 7, 1926. The Spirit of Fort Myers is located at 2404 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers. It is part of the City of Fort Myers public art collection and is administered by the Fort Myers Public Art Committee, whose nine volunteer members serve staggered three-year terms. Cypress Lake High Center for the Arts teacher Ava Roeder currently serves as chair of the PAC. 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. A west view of The Spirit of Fort Myers, more commonly referred to as Rachel at the Well 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


THE RIVER APRIL 19, 20134 Foundation Names Fort Myers Tree City USAFort Myers was named a 2012 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. This is the 21st year Fort Myers has earned the national designation, Fort Myers achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the programs four requirements: a tree board or department, a tree-care ordinance, an annual community forestry of at least $2 per capita and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation. The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation, in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters. Everyone benefits when elected officials, volunteers and committed citizens in communities like Fort Myers make smart investments in urban forests, said John Rosenow, founder and chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. Trees bring shade to our homes and beauty to our neighborhoods, along with numerous economic, social and environmental benefits. Cleaner air, improved storm water management, energy savings and increased property values and commercial activity are among the benefits enjoyed by Tree City USA communities. More information on the program is available at www.arborday.org/ TreeCityUSA. Confederate Memorial DayOn Saturday, April 20 at 10:30 a.m., the Fort Myers Chapter 2614 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) is hosting a Confederate Memorial Day Service at the Buckingham Cemetery, followed by a picnic dinner on the grounds. Attendees are encouraged to bring a chair, a table and a dish to pass. The chapter will furnish iced tea, water and paper goods. The event is open to the public. From I -75, take Route 80 east to Palm Beach Boulevard, turn right on Buckingham Road and left on Cemetery Road. Please be there 30 minutes early, if you are participating in the program. For more information, call Shellie Weber, second vice president of the UDC, at 728-3743. Green Family Expo April 20Pathways Connect SWFL is excited to announce the areas inaugural Green Family Expo on Saturday, April 20 (Earth Day weekend) at the Lee County Alliance for the Arts. The Green Family Expo is an offshoot of the 2012 Great Cloth Diaper Change. It is designed to engage the greater community and families with children of all ages, inspire a more conscious lifestyle, and encourage people to heighten their social and global responsibility. The Green Family Expo will showcase businesses, organizations and activities that share the mission of caring for communities, as well as inspiring communities to care for each other and our planet. A list of exhibitors and sponsors are listed at www.greenfamilyexpo.org. The Expo will feature dozens of workshops, seminars and educational offerings on topics ranging from birthing, cloth diapering, baby wearing and vaccines to child development, health and wellness, financial responsibility, mindfulness, nutrition, Florida heritage, gardening, composting and vermiculture. Baby Love Birth Center has secured the world renowned mother of midwifery, Ina May Gaskin, as a special guest speaker for the event. There will be two screenings of her new documentary, Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and the Ina May Gaskin Step back in time as you travel the back bays on this authentic Paddle Wheeler O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O N N N N 239-765-8919 w ww.IndianPrincessFortM y ers.com 2080 Main Street, Fort M y ers Beach Chinese & Japanese Cuisine Downtown Fort Myers (Post Oce Arcade Hotel Indigo) 1520 Broadway For Takeout & Delivery Tel: 334-6991 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEKMon-urs 11am 10pm Fri-Sat 11am 11pm Sun 12pm 9pm 8700 Gladiolus Drive (Winkler and Gladiolus) across the street from Sweet Bay. It is going to be a beautiful Mothers Day!Make Reservations Today! 239-489-223310am 3pm: Expanded Sunday Buffet 24.99 Bloody Mary Bar & Bottomless Mimosas Available 4pm 10pm: Dinner Menu & Mothers Day Dinner Wine Spectator Award & Zagat RatedOpen 7 Days a Week 11am 10pm Serving Lunch & Dinner w/Live Entertainment Fri & Sat Nights To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


5 THE RIVER APRIL 19, 2013 Farm Midwives. The VIP screening and meet-and-greet with Ina May will be held on Friday evening, and there will be a second screening on Saturday afternoon. There will also be book signing opportunities on both days. Tickets are available at www.greenfamilyexpo.org. There will be events for all ages throughout the day, including The Great Cloth Diaper Change, a Music Together concert, childrens activity area, Way Too Tall Torrie, face painting, yoga for all ages, a car seat check, and bicycle safety and rally. In addition, the Imaginarium Science Center will host a Solar Energy Cook Off for elementary students in our area, judged by celebrity chefs. Kids will share their custom designed ovens and prepare delectable delights right before our eyes. The Green Expo will unite hundreds of Southwest Florida families and offer unique educational programming to encourage environmental stewardship and help raise future citizens to act responsibly, think sustainably and care consciously and unconditionally. Event sponsors include Pathways Connect SWFL, Baby Love Birth Center, Alliance for the Arts, Eco Baby & Home, SWFL Naturally, Mamas Chiropractic Clinic, Mindful Birth Services and Doula Care and SWFL Birth Network. Junior League New Member SocialThe Junior League of Fort Myers (JLFM) will host a new member information social on April 25 from 6:30 to to 8 p.m. Women ages 21 and over who are interested in learning more about the league are invited to attend. The meeting will be held at Nova Southeastern University (room 125), 3650 Colonial Court in Fort Myers. If you are interested in promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community, the Junior League of Fort Myers might be the organization for you. We are busy planning our upcoming Junior League new member class starting in August 2013 and we invite all interested women who want to learn more about how they can participate in the Junior Leagues charitable initiatives to join us on Thursday April 25th, said Nicole Brenner, president of the JLFM. From our Juvenile Justice Program and Kids in the Kitchen nutrition initiative with a mobile food pantry to our annual fundraiser Taste of the Town, we have something for everyone. Our members are career women, working mothers, stay and home moms, and full-time and parttime volunteers of all ages. RSVP at www.jlfm.org, email newmember@jlfm.org or call 277-1197. New Mural At Beach ChamberTravel down San Carlos Boulevard just south of Summerlin, look to the west, and youll see this mural on the outside wall of the Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce building. It was created by beach artist JD Burdge. The mural features a beachfront at sunset with a dolphin playing and a shrimp boat returning from a days work. Palm trees are in the foreground. 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, call 454-7500 or visit FortMyersBeachChamber.org. Mural painted by JD Burdge 11am-10pm R IVE R 10% OFFOffer 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. 26, 2013 0pm Offervalidwi th Cashpaymentso C a 1 1 Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


THE RIVER APRIL 19, 20136 Hortoons Lee Republican Women MeetingOn Monday, May 13, the Lee Republican Women Federated will hold their monthly meeting at the Hilton Garden Inn, 12601 University Drive in Fort Myers. The guest speaker will be Florida House of Representatives District 77 Rep. Dane Eagle. Social hour begins at 11:15 a.m. with lunch and program to follow. Cost is $16 per person, all inclusive. To make reservations, call 432-9389 or email cindylignelli222@gmail.com. Beach Yacht Club Meetingsubmitted by Past Commodore Chris ChristensenThe monthly meeting of the Fort Myers Beach Yacht Club will be held Wednesday, April 24 at the American Legion Post 274 on San Carlos Island, 899 Buttonwood Drive. Dinner will be catered and is available for $10 per person. Social hour begins at 6 p.m., dinner is at 7 p.m. and the membership meeting is from 8 to 9 p.m. Potential new members can attend any or all portions of the meeting. Call Commodore Fern Toomey for reservations or more information at 463-4194 or 908-447-0242. Dues are $100 per year per couple or $60 single. Visit the website at www.OurGroupOnline.org/ FMBYachtClub. WE WILL PAY YOUR TOLL!!!Spend $55 and bring us your toll receipt for a full refund! Three Crafty LadiesJoin us Friday, April 19th and Saturday, April 20th for an END OF SEASON EXTRAVAGANZA!Help us clear the shelves for Summer! Over 1300 bolts of fabric, fat quarters, jelly rolls, Three Crafty Ladies Original patterns and kits, arts & crafts supplies and sew much more! End of Season Sale! Find us on 1628 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, Florida 33957 472-2893 www.ThreeCraftyLadies.com From page 2Watering HorsesHistorical Society, where you can learn more about the history of the intersection at the heart of downtown. The all-volunteer non-profit organization is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard on the campus of the Lee County Alliance for the Arts. Contact the society at 939-4044, or visit on Wednesday or Saturday between 9 a.m. and noon. Sources: Archives of the Southwest Florida Historical Society and The Story of Fort Myers by Karl H. Grismer. Ostego Bay Marine Science Summer CampThe Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center is accepting applications for its annual Marine Summer Camps. Each session includes exciting and instructional materials in addition to a graduation luncheon held on the final day. Campers will explore some of the local barrier islands and the waters of Estero Bay. Scheduled field and beach trips introduce campers to sea grass communities, plankton populations, mangrove tangles and bird nesting areas. The staff of state certified teachers offers a wide diversity of expertise providing highly personalized instruction. The camps run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday: June 10 to 14: Sea Stars (6 to 8 years old) June 17 to 21: Logger Heads (9 to 11 years old) June 24 to 28: Sea Stars (6 to 8 years old) July 8 to 12: Tiger Sharks (12 years and older) July 15: Loggerheads and Sea Stars (6 to 11 years old) July 22: Sea Stars (6 to 8 years old)continued on page 24


7 THE RIVER APRIL 19, 2013 Womens Legacy Fund Spring LuncheonThe Womens Legacy Fund of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation will hold its 6th annual Spring Luncheon on Thursday, May 9 from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fiddlesticks Country Club for contributors to the fund and women who are interested in making a difference in their community. The luncheon will include an update on the impact WLF funding recently had on the issue of children facing homelessness in our community. A cornerstone of the WLF is contributors taking an active and engaged role in choosing their annual grant focus area each year. At the spring luncheon, contributors will also be choosing the next focus area from the issues of mentoring high school seniors for post-secondary opportunities and career planning, funding a regional online scholarship and financial aid hub and funding high school STEM initiatives. The newest WLF Angels will also be announced during the event. The Angel honorary designation is for mothers, sisters, aunts, daughters, grandchildren, friends, loved ones and community leaders, either living or deceased, who have had a special impact on the lives of those around them. WLF members can make the special women in their lives a WLF Angel with a minimum contribution of $1,000 in their name. In just five years of existence, the WLF has been able to provide $75,000 in grants to benefit people and communities in Southwest Florida. Currently, the Fund has more than $225,000 in endowed funds that will help fund local issues now and in the future. The Womens Legacy Fund is a fund of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, created to enable women in Southwest Florida to direct their giving in focused, strategic ways. The Funds mission is to engage women in effecting change in our community through collective philanthropy. The Southwest Florida Community 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 $69 million, the Community Foundation has provided more than $55 million in grants and scholarships to the communities it serves. During its 2012 fiscal year, the SWFLCF granted more than $3 million to more than 100 different organizations supporting education, animal welfare, arts and human services. The event is open to the public. Fiddlesticks Country Club is located at 15391 Cannongate Drive in Fort Myers. The cost is $35 per person and reservations are required by May 2. To register, visit the Community Foundations website at www.floridacommunity.com or call 274-5900. Sign Up For Alva Summer CampCome to Alva Community Centers traditional summer camp and have a great time with old friends and make new friends. This camp offers a combination of numerous outdoor/indoor activities for your children. From swimming, arts and crafts, kayaking, fishing and games to tennis lessons, field trips and much more. Breakfast and lunch is provided every day. Safety is our primary concern, so our staff-to-camper ratio is 1/15 or less. The regular fee per session is $75. Camp is open to ages 6 to 13 years old. Register at least two weeks before a session and receive a $5 discount. Session I June 3 to 7 Session II June 10 to 14 Session III June 17 to 21 Session IV June 24 to 28 Session V July 1 to 5 Session VI July 8 to 12 Session VII July 15 to 19 Session VIII July 22 to 26 An open house will be held before the start of camp; registered campers parents will receive notification before the summer. The Alva Community Center is located at 21471 N. River Road in Alva. For more information or to register, visit www.leeparks.org or call Sandra at 728-2882. 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THE RIVER APRIL 19, 20138 Along The RiverOn Friday, April 19 at 8 p.m., the Alliance for the Arts concludes its series of Outdoor Family Movie Nights with The Muppets, starring Jason Segel and Chris Cooper. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and picnic baskets and enjoy the film with your family and friends under the stars. A suggested $5 donation helps continue free family programming remains at the Alliance. On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the worlds biggest Muppet fan, and his friends Gary and Mary from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman to raze the Muppet Theater and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets former stomping grounds. To stage the greatest Muppet telethon ever and raise the $10 million needed to save the theater, Walter, Mary and Gary help Kermit the Frog reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways. The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Its campus and galleries are open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. Call 939-ARTS (2787) or go to www.artinlee.org. Celebrate the end of the work week at The Morgan Houses Top of the Town bar. Gather your friends and co-workers and meet at Top of the Town for the River Districts for live music from Southwest Floridas favorite bands Thursday through Saturday. Top of the Town is the Morgan Houses neighborhood bar upstairs from the main dining room. It offers two large bars, 16 draft beers, a full liquor bar and an exciting gourmet menu. Seating is available inside in air-conditioned comfort or outside under the starry evening sky. Saturday is Ladies Night, when ladies drink select drafts, house wines and well cocktails from 9 to 11 p.m. for only $5. Go to their website for upcoming special events. Top of the Town is open Monday through Saturday from 3 p.m. to close. Downstairs, The Morgan House dining room and patio is open for lunch Monday through Saturday and dinner Monday through Saturday. They are located at 33 Patio de Leon, Fort Myers. Call 337-3377 or go to www.morganhouserestaurant. com. Southwest Florida is a great diving destination thanks to the recent sinking of the USS Mohawk. Scubavice Diving Center in Fort Myers offers day and night dive trips to the artificial reef located approximately 28 nautical miles west of Redfish Pass. The USS Mohawk is a 165-foot Coast Guard cutter launched in 1934 and serving U.S. naval forces in the North Atlantic during World War II. It was sunk with a lifeboat and replica guns. The propeller, anchor, tackle, original decks and the stacks are intact, making it a wreck divers dream. Starting around 35 feet, divers will see a wide variety of reef fish in a zone which still has enough natural sunlight to support phytoplankton. Dropping down to 90 feet, it provides numerous and changing environments for a multitude of specialized marine live. Scubavice also gives beginners the opportunity to earn their Open Water Scuba certifications with classroom instructions and sessions in the shops pool. Experienced divers can obtain Advanced Open Water, Nitrox and Rescue certifications. Instructor Ramiro Palma teaches all levels of diving to National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI) and Scubavice standards. Scubavice Diving Center is located at 12600 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers. Call 481-4733 or go to www.scubavicedivers.com. Eating locally grown and produced foods are good for the area economy and great for your health. Lee County boasts two year-round Farmers Markets that offer chemical-free and organic produce, along with fresh baked goods, native plants and all-natural products. Support area farmers and practice good eating habits at these locations: Thursday: The River District Farmers Market, under the US 41 Caloosahatchee bridge. 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fruit, vegetables, local honey, bread, seafood, BBQ, flowers and plants. Call 321-7100 or go to www. cityftmyers.com. Saturday: GreenMarket at Alliance of the Arts, 10091 McGregor Boulevard near the Colonial intersection. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. An exclusive selection of locally grown, caught and cultivated foods and other products available to sample and purchase. Enjoy live entertainment by local musicians and fun activities for kids. Call 939-2787 or go to www.artinlee.org. Watch The Muppets under the stars on Friday at Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers Scubavice in Fort Myers offers scheduled day and night dive trips to Southwest Floridas newest artificial reef, the USS Mohawk, along with overnight excursions to the Keys photo by Michael Heider vacations 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.


9 THE RIVER APRIL 19, 2013 Fort Myers Beach Yacht Club Receives CPR, AED Trainingby Past Commodore Chris ChristensenOn April 5, thirteen members of the Fort Myers Beach Yacht Club received CPR and AED (Automated External Defibrillator) training. The classes were coordinated by firefighter/paramedic Alex Gonzales and conducted by three certified CPR trainers from the Fort Myers Beach Fire Department. They were firefighters/paramedics Jen Gordon, Troy Mesick and Alex Gonzales. Classes were held at Fort Myers Beach Fire Station #1. Yacht Club members thought it important that the club have a cadre of CPR and AED trained members. Their waterborne activities frequently take them far away from first responders. When asked why they requested this training, Commodore Fern Toomey, who is a retired police officer, said Immediate response by trained individuals can make the difference between life and death. The more trained members we have, the safer our members will be should a life threatening event occur. Further, we will be in a better position to help anyone in our community who may require assistance. Commodore Toomey went on to say that safety always has been, and always will be, a top priority for the club. As another example of their proactive approach to safety, they arranged for the San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron to inspect eight of their boats to ensure the boats were carrying all the USCG and FWC required safety equipment. That courtesy inspection was coordinated by past Power Squadron Commander Ron Terciak and past Yacht Club Commodore Captain Chris Christensen. It took place at the Bowditch Point transient docks on April 3. The Fort Myers Beach Yacht Club was formed in 1953 and incorporated as a not-for-profit organization for the purpose of promoting safe, enjoyable boating and good fellowship. This community oriented club, with over 140 members and 60 boats, maintains a very active schedule of year-round activities, both on and off the water, for members and guests. Evening meetings are held once a month usually on the fourth Wednesday at the American Legion Post 274 on San Carlos Island. Because the club does not have the expense of maintaining their own waterfront facility, dues are only $100 per year per couple or $60 per single. Learn more about the club online at www. FMBYachtClub.org or call Commodore Fern Toomey at 463-4194. Participants in the Fort Myers Beach Yacht Club CPR and AED training class on April 5 We Proudly Brew 2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, Fl 33957 Ph: 239.472.0606 www.SanibelIslandCow.com 395 7 7 P P P P P h h h h: h: 2 2 2 2 2 39 39 39 39 4 4 72 0606wwwSanibelIslandCowcom aij amandasislandjewelswww. .com amandasislandjewelsAmandas Island JewelsAvailable Here & Onlinewww.AmandasIslandJewels.com Tropical Outdoor Patio Seating Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow with our Famous Stone Crabs1/2 lb & 1 lb. quantities Appetizers & Full Dinners Best Prices On The Planet Fun "new" Moo Wear for all ages Come Try our Come Try our NEW NEW Cowlicious Cowlicious Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials Sanibels Most Award Winning RestaurantServing Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week. Snacks In-between Live Music! Outdoor Seating LIVE LIVE MUSIC MUSIC s s Always Fresh ...Always! ways! w w Always Fresh ...Always Fun! Servin A ..Always


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 11THE RIVER APRIL19, 201310


11 THE RIVER APRIL 19, 2013 Israel Fest Returns This WeekendOn Sunday, April 21 from 12:30 to 4 p.m., The Jewish Federation of Lee & Charlotte Counties celebrates Yom Haatzmaut (Israeli Independence Day and the countrys 65th birthday) with the cultural celebration, Israel Fest. Israel Fest happens on the Jewish Federation campus at 9701 Commerce Center Court in Fort Myers, located across Summerlin Boulevard from Health Park Hospital. Admission to Israel Fest costs $2 per person. Childrens amusements and food may be purchased at an additional cost. This years Israel Fest features musical entertainment by BMI Award-winning and Grammy nominated songwriter, producer and cantorial soloist Lawrence Dermer, along with his band, Third House Rising. Other entertainment includes Israeli folk dancing by The Shalom Dancers, belly dancing performances and a DJ spinning Israels hottest pop music. There will be a wide array of Israeli delicacies offered, including authentic falafel, a hummus bar, Israeli couscous, Israeli salads, an Israeli wine tasting station and traditional Jewish desserts. For those with less adventurous palates, cheese pizza and fudge in flavors that offer an American salute to Israel milk and honey and citrus will also be available. Sun Harvest citrus juices will also be available, as citrus is a major agricultural industry in Israel. Childrens activities include an inflatable slide and inflatable obstacle course, an arts and crafts station, a storytime station featuring Jewish childrens books offered through PJ Library, a petting zoo, a mock archaeological dig, face painting and an Israeli flagmaking art contest (open to elementary-aged children, which will be judged and awards given from the stage). Dead Sea skin care products, Judaica and Kabbalah jewelry will also be available for purchase. Yom Haatzmaut centers around the declaration of the establishment of the state of Israel by the Jewish leadership led by future Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion on May 14, 1948. This was declared eight hours before the end of the British Mandate of Palestine, which was due to finish on May 15, 1948. The new state was quickly recognized by the Soviet Union, the United States and many other countries, but not by the surrounding Arab states, which marched with their troops into the area of the former British Mandate. For more information, visit www.jewishfederationlcc.org, call 481-4449 ext. 3 or send an email to amypadilla@jfedlcc.org. Israeli folk dance is provided by The Shalom Dancers Israel Fest is a family-friendly event with a wide variety of childrens activities Vendors will be selling Judaica and Kabbalah jewelry, along with food and citrus drinks 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! From page 10Churches/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. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


THE RIVER APRIL 19, 201312 From Winter To Summer In Just One Weekby Capt. Matt MitchellThe big news on the water this week is how fast our water temperature bounced right back from mid-60s to almost 80 degrees. After what seemed like a never-ending winter this year, we seem to have skipped springtime temperatures and are right into a summer-like highs. Strong southerly winds for a few days in a row seemed to be the set up for some of the best fishing action I can remember in months. Snook, redfish and big trout all went off. With all the bait that has flooded into the sound, the fish are having a party and feeding hard. While fishing one afternoon with longtime client Gillie Russel and a few of his friends from Lake Placid, we had one of the best trips for quality fish I can think of in recent history. The wind was really blowing hard as I picked them up after my morning trip with gusts now over 30 mph. My plan was to stay comfortable and hidden as much as possible from the wind and locate the fish, with live shiners for chum. Our first stop was a couple of shallow mangrove islands way back in the mantee zone around St. James City. This spot does not get hit too often as it is a long idle for boaters. The islands have some sand holes off them, which usually start to hold some good redfish from midMay and right into the fall. The key to the fish being here is if it is holding schools of mullet, and as I approached it, I could see mullet jumping out of the water. Although I had not fished this spot since last fall, it was a perfect set-up and worth a shot for 10 minutes or so on the way out. We pitched live pinfish under floats up into the sand holes and it did not take long for the redfish to start feeding. For over an hour, we caught and missed big redfish after big redfish. After quickly getting our three quality keepers in the live well, we moved on to the next key. Just like the first one it held the redfish, too. We also got a nice bonus 28-inch snook, along with a few over-the-slot reds pushing right around the 30-inch mark. Moving on to catch-and-release snook fishing, I opted to cross the sound to a shoreline that had been holding a few quality fish all week. The crossing was rough going, but we took our time and stayed dry. Once we got set up and tucked away, it was manageable and I started chumming with live shiners. It did not take long for the snook to start exploding on the free feast. Picking out the largest shiners in the live well, we hooked them up on a freeline rig and pitched them up close to the trees. After losing a few snook and catching a few big jacks, I continued to chum the fish with a dozen or so shiners at a time. The first real big snook we hooked into just could not be turned and after a 50-yard-plus drag-burning run, it made it to a sharp mangrove branch and parted ways. Then, we quickly hooked another big snook that ran down the shoreline the other way, quickly taking 75 yards of line as it followed the mangrove shoreline. I would have bet the farm on the snook breaking the angler off, but then the snook hit the shallow water and made the turn to come out into the open water. After a nerve-wracking fight, the 18-pound, 37-inch snook came boatside for a few quick photos. Gillie, who has spent many years fishing the Everglades for snook, was next up. He hooked into another big snook under the trees and the fish jumped, shaking its head against the mangrove roots and spitting the hook. I quickly put him on another jumbo shiner and he cast to the same spot and hooked right back up. This fish screamed the drag and ran way up under the trees. Putting the rod tip down deep in the water, Gillie managed to gently reel the fish clear of the roots with a little of his Chokoloskee magic. After a couple more runs out in the open water, he had a 32-inch, 12-pounder to the boat to be released. The snook and redfish bite continued to go off for most of the week. While targeting snook and reds, we also caught some massive trout with a few pushing right around 26 inches. Getting on the hot bite was all about finding a shoreline or oyster bar with the right set-up and the right tide. Some days it would take a few stops to get it right, then other days it was the first stop. Springtime fishing with live shiners has to be some of the most exciting fishing of the year. One of the things that makes it so appealing is the visual aspect of chumming with live shiners. You quickly realize you have found the right spot when you see the hungry fish come up busting the baits on the surface.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. A 38-inch snook caught fishing with Gillie Russel and friends this week ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. 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13 THE RIVER APRIL 19, 2013 CROW Case Of The Week Double Crested Comorants In National Studyby Patricia MolloyCROW has undergone a number of exciting changes since Dr. Heather Barron took over as hospital director in January of 2012. As a direct result of her efforts to introduce the Sanibel wildlife clinic to the national stage, CROW has been invited by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Mote Marine, a research center and aquarium in Sarasota, to take part in clinical trials of a new drug to treat brevetoxicosis. As the primary researcher of the study, Jordan Donini, assistant wildlife rehabilitator, is aiding Dr. Heather in documenting CROWs efforts to advance wildlife medicine. We are helping with clinic trials in cooperation with NOAA and Mote Marine Laboratory on this drug called cholestyramine, which is a bile acid binding drug. They think that the brevetoxin from red tide is going to attach to some of the bile acids in the seabirds and sea turtles. Ninety percent of bile acids are reabsorbed into the intestine area of the animal. What cholestyramine does is prevent or limit the reabsorption. We give cholestyramine, which is still under the testing phase, to patients to hopefully speed up the recovery process of the red tide poisoning. Five Double-crested cormorants are currently being treated at the clinic; a total of 30 cormorant patients will take part in the study. Half of the birds will be administered the drug while the other half will act as a control and will receive traditional treatment. We will opportunistically use it on sea turtles, if we get them in, which Mote is already doing. At this time, we dont have a large sample size of sea turtles coming in with red tide, added Donini. Cormorants are ideal subjects for the study because they are most commonly and severely affected by exposure to red tide. CROW treats hundreds of the seabirds every year, making them one of the most frequently seen patients at the clinic. I feel good about what we do. We are doing our best to make sure that animals are not suffering and more importantly, we are doing conservation medicine; we have our finger on the pulse of wildlife health in our area, said Dr. Heather. 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. Double-crested cormorants, like this one, are taking part in a study of a new drug to combat brevetoxicosis caused by exposure to the algal blooms responsible for red tide 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 437-747 5 A dd iti o n al L oca ti o n s : 1156 N. Tamiami Trail in North Fort M y er s Call 997-577 7 2397 Davis Blvd in Naple s Call 793-580 0 H ou r s: 8am -5:30pm Mon-Sa t $ 99. 9 5 Sta i n l ess Stee l Power Coate d W hi te Due l Trumpet Hor n B i m i n i To p $ 199 Large Se l ect i on of Steer i n g W h ee l s


THE RIVER APRIL 19, 201314 Plant SmartSoft-Stem Bulrushby Gerri ReavesSoft-stem bulrush (Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani) is one of many bulrushes found in Florida wetlands. This perennial can grow up to 10 feet tall in mud or shallow water in fresh or brackish conditions. A member of the sedge family and a native of the state, it is commonly found near or in marshes, streams, ponds, canals, and boggy areas. The stems arise from a network of rhizomes, or horizontal unground stems, which creates habitat for fish. Bulrushs other environmental benefits include flood control, filtering excess nutrients and pollution from runoff, prevention of soil erosion, and the stabilization of ponds or river banks. Planted at the edge of water, it makes an effective screen and provides cover and food for birds. The grass-like stems and attractive year-round blooms are a pretty addition to a water garden, too. The smooth green stem tapers to a point at the top. The stem is a tubular structure made up of sheaths. It yields to pressure or feels spongy when squeezed. The hanging or drooping inflorescences at the top of the stems spill into spikelets, each with up to 50 flowers. The bristles on the small narrow reddish brown nutlets are barbed. Native Americans had many uses for bulrushes. They wove the stems into mats, used the dried and beaten rootstock to make bread and ate the young rootstock tips. To propagate soft-stem bulrush, divide the rhizomes and plant a piece in shallow water. Sources: Native Florida Plants by Robert G. Haehle and Joan Brookwell, ifas.ufl. edu, wildflower.org, floridata.com, and plants.usda.gov. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. Native soft-stem bulrush is a common site in and on the edge of water Inflorescences hang at the tips of the stems photos by Gerri Reaves Caring For Your PlantsTree Roots And Concreteby Justen DobbsAre your hardwood trees planted too close to your driveway, walkways or other concrete structures? Are you thinking of landscaping with hardwood trees, but unsure where to plant them? Serious consideration should go into which trees you use in your landscape when planting around hard surfaces such as concrete, tile, asphalt or other permanent surfaces. Did you know that most hardwood trees send out lateral roots up to three times the height of the tree itself? For instance, a Live Oak (Quercus virginiana) that has an overall height of 50 feet will typically have lateral roots that extend 150 feet from the base of the tree. As these roots get older and the tree gets taller, they will grow in length and girth, posing potential problems to structures and surfaces around them. Granted, it will take a typical 15 gallon Live Oak about 40 to 60 years to reach 50 feet in height. These factors should still be taken into consideration when placing out your landscape. A knowledgeable landscape professional is an invaluable resource when plotting out your beds, walkways, sod, trees and bushes. Once you see your concrete popping up in places due to hardwood tree roots, it is typically too late to solve the problem. One way to mitigate the damage is to have the hardwood that is producing the roots cut down and its stump removed. Although the tree and its trunk are gone, the roots will remain. However, these roots will eventually rot away underground, allowing the concrete to settle and even out once again. Be sure to check with your citys laws regarding having native hardwood trees removed as they may require you to install another one in another area in your yard. (The City of Sanibel now requires three native trees to be replaced for every one that is removed or killed.) I have always been a proponent of planting palm trees (native and exotic) instead of hardwoods because they have a different trunk and root structure. Did you know that palm trees are actually considered by botanists to be complex grasses? This means that they produce a large root boss with hundreds of smaller roots, instead of a long, adventurous system of fewer roots as is the case in hardwood trees. Palm tree roots do not expand and are almost always no larger than your thumb in diameter (with the exception of stilt-root palms, which are rare and not typically used in landscaping). These palm roots respect hardscape by growing around, over and beside it without causing any damage. Hardwood trees can be utilized in the landscape, but should be incorporated into large, open areas such as meadows, large planters or in the middle of a big lawn or natural area. Thus, their beauty can be appreciated from afar and they pose less risk to people and property. Dobbs is a landscape architect in south Florida specializing in custom, upscale landscapes. He can be reached at seabreezenurseries@gmail.com. This native Black Olive is small now, but may pose a problem to the driveway in a few years Even large palms can be planted close to concrete walkways with little risk of future damage


15 THE RIVER APRIL 19, 2013 Refuge Expands Summer ProgramsThere will be more than ever to do at JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel this summer. With support from the Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS), an expanded calendar of programs runs from May 21 to August 15. With the temporary closing of Wildlife Drive for repaving and other improvements from May 1 through September, we put our heads together to develop enough activities to keep visitors busy and nature-engaged throughout the summer break, said Ranger Becky Wolff, refuge education specialist. Besides these programs, visitors will have access to the free education center, Tarpon Bay Recreation Area water activities, free Bailey Tract trails, and the beach at Perry Tract all summer long. Access to Indigo Trail and the soon-to-open Childrens Education Boardwalk will be by special tour only on designated days. Tarpon Bay Explorers (www.tarponexplorers.com) will continue its nature cruise, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding tours and fishing charters summer-long. Starred (*) listings entail a fee and require pre-registration by calling 4728900; the rest are free and require no registration. Family Beach Walk, every Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m. Back by popular demand, the program convenes at Gulfside City Park for a one-hour exploration of the refuges gulf-front Perry Tract. (City parking fees apply.) *New Estuary Exploratory Tram, every Tuesday and Thursday at 9 a.m. Join a Tarpon Bay Explorers naturalist as you explore the estuary with seine and dip nets. Search the tidal zone for live shells, sea stars, crabs and fish on this 90-minute excursion. Fee is $13 for adults and $8 for children and includes roundtrip transportation from the education center parking lot. *New Biking the Indigo Trail Tour, every Monday at 10 a.m. Travel to the main refuge entrance and then along the Indigo Trail on bikes with a Tarpon Bay Explorers naturalist to learn about refuge ecology, history and wildlife. The 90-minute tour will include a break to walk the brand-new Childrens Education Boardwalk. Meet at Tarpon Bay Explorers. Fee is $5 for adults, $4 for children ($10 per person half-day bike rental available). Indigo Trail Hike, every Sunday, Thursday, and Saturday at 10 a.m. Join refuge naturalists as they lead a one-hour tour identifying and discussing the ecosystems plants, animals, birds, and reptiles fun for adults and children alike. Explore the new Childrens Education Boardwalk. Bring water and bug spray. Meet at the flagpole in front of the education center. New Bailey Tract Tour, every Tuesday and Friday at 10 a.m. Naturalists will lead you on a one-hour walk through the freshwater, spartina marsh ecosystem of the refuges Bailey Tract. Learn about the wildflowers, birds, and other plants and wildlife. Meet in the Bailey Tract parking lot. Reading in the Refuge, every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday at 11 a.m. Attendees of each 45-minute reading-and-crafts session learn about a specific refuge animal. Meet in the education center classroom. Natural Wonders, every Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 1 p.m. What makes a bird a bird? Why is a manatee called a sea cow? Is it a crocodile or alligator? Find the answers to these questions and more as you join a naturalist in exploring the refuges unique ecosystem. Geared for adults and children, this 30-minute program meets in the education center classroom. New Oh Scat! & Animal Tracks, continued on page 21 Refuge educators lead free guided tours of Indigo Trail three times weekly throughout the summer Veterans Community Park 55 Homestead Road S Lehigh Acres, FL 239-369-1521 Musicians come together to perform every Thursday evening in Veterans Park. Come out, join in or just enjoy the music! Where: The Lodge by the lake When: Thursdays 6-9 p.m. For more information call Veterans Park (239) 369-1521


THE RIVER APRIL 19, 201316 Rolling Stones Tribute Band To Rock Fort Myers BeachRockin On The Beach, a rock and r oll concert to benefit Fort Myers Beach Friends of the Arts, brings the Rolling Stones Tribute Band to perform on the beach behind The Holiday Inn, 6890 Estero Blvd. on Saturday, April 20 from 12:30 to 8:30 p.m. A McQuaid Marketing Production, the same company that brought a 10-week series of music to Naples, is bringing the Rolling Stones Tribute Band as the third event of the concert series presented by The Fort Myers Beach Friends of the Arts. The Rolling Stones tribute band U.S. Rolling Stones is a seven-piece band playing favorites from the Rolling Stones. Pinchers Crab Shack will provide food for purchase. Parking is available at Lovers Key with shuttle service to the site. Tickets are $15 per person and include early arrival to hear opening bands Rachel/ Hughes Band and John Allander and the House Rockers. Go to www.rockinonthebeach.com to buy tickets in advance. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Fort Myers Beach Friends of the Arts. For more information, call Mike Randall at McQuaid Marketing at 227-4405 or Georgia Reinmuth at 463-3600 ext. 242 or e-mail georgia@thefishtalemarina.com. From page 1Sunset Concert Seriestime he was a teenager, Mayfield had won several national awards for his guitar and mandolin playing and his reputation was being forged in the world of bluegrass as a player to watch out for. But over the years, hes forged an indie folk rock style that caught the attention of Scott and Seth Avett. The three quickly developed a friendship, leading them to invite David to sit in with them dozens of times including their 2010 Bonnaroo and Merlefest sets. After urging him more and more to make a record of his own, when he took to the studio the Avetts were quick to lend their voices. The David Mayfield Parade is the culmination of that encouragement. The music and showmanship reflects the numerous influences that come from a lifetime of being immersed in American music and channeling its unique forms with sincerity and celebration from the howl of early rock-n-roll, to the low lonesome twang of folk and country with a voice that is all at once heartbreaking and inherently hopeful. Gates open at 4 p.m. and concerts begin at 5 p.m. The Nosh Truck will be selling food, but guests are encouraged to bring their own coolers, lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy a picnic on the amphitheater lawn. General admission tickets are $20. Pre-sale tickets are $15 for Alliance members, and are available at the Alliance for the Arts, located on the corner of Colonial and McGregor in Fort Myers. Call 939-2787 or buy online at www.ArtInLee.org. Proceeds from the concert series will benefit Alliance Education and Outreach Programming. Willie Wonka PresentationRoald Dahls Willie Wonka will be presented at Evangelical Christian School on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 25, 26 and 27 at 7 p.m. each evening, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday. There will be a Golden Ticket winner drawn at each performance, with prizes from the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall and the Florida Rep Theatre given away. Tickets can be purchased online at www.goecs.org or at the schools box office one hour prior to each performance. Evangelical Christian School is located at 8237 Beacon Blvd. in Fort Myers. Call the school at 936-3319 for more information. The Nose Has It At Lab Theaterby Di SaggauNow showing at Laboratory Theater of Florida is a terrifically funny show with a very long title. The Nosemakers Apprentice: Chronicles of a Medieval Plastic Surgeon by Nick Jones and Rachel Shukert, is a spoof on plastic surgery, especially cosmetic plastic surgery. A father tries to explain to his curious young daughter why he is justified to be an unlicensed plastic surgeon. She asks why he stopped loving her mom and he replies, I never stopped loving her, I just got tired of looking at her. He then engages her in the legend of Gavin the Nosemaker who became world famous for his magical hands. Gavin is snatched from the Ivanhoe Workshop for Criminally Impoverished Boys to be an apprentice to Wolfric, a local nosemaker. Gavin and his master seek to do the work of the Almighty by restoring small appendages, such as noses, lost to rat bites, dueling and syphilis. They are unable, however, to help a powerful and extremely mutilated knight named Sir Percival, who just returned from the crusades and thats when things start to heat up. Gavin travels to Vienna and Paris where he meets the Queen, who demands all kinds of plastic surgery. She comes on stage with an extra l00 pounds on her, and suddenly one bag of padding falls to the floor. She abruptly kicks it to the side. Im sure this was not in the script but maybe it should be because it was quite funny. The Queen begins to ask for bizarre plastic surgery including horns on her head. A reference to the devil? I think so. The characters are well cast and most have to play multiple roles, often switching from one to another on short notice. Gavin (Wil Harbison) plays his one role with a deadpan absurdism, I never met my mother, she died before I was born. The tragic orphan learns many life lessons in this innovative tale as he travels the globe. Todd Fleck is the father and narrator of the play. Ken Bryant plays Wulfric, Ulrich and Jean-Michel, early plastic surgeons from several countries. Chelsea Lange plays Julie, Amelia, Queen of France and a bored receptionist. Connor Zerilla is Kent the Gatekeeper, Harald Fleetfoot, Pascal and the evil Percival. The actors do a great job switching dialects to match their respective roles. I also enjoyed the modernisms that were thrown into the dialogue. No one took pictures to put on Facebook during that time period, nor could you find a hand sanitizer dispenser on the wall. There were lots of puns sprinkled with the truths of human frailties. There can be danger in getting what we ask for. The allure of possible physical beauty attained through artificial means lingers in your mind. Is Gods work or the Devils work at hand? The Nosemakers Apprentice is a hilarious, subversive, quasi-historical and totally debauched piece of work. You can take it in through April 27 at Laboratory Theater of Florida, 1634 Woodford Avenue, in the Fort Myers River District. For tickets go to www. laboratorytheaterflorida.com or call 2180481. Youll also enjoy the new comfy seats in the theater. 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17 THE RIVER APRIL 19, 2013 Hot Flashes And Mood Swings At Broadway Palmby Di SaggauLadies and gentlemen, Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre is offering a very funny hit show that you dont want to miss. Menopause the Musical is an international phenomenon that has been seen by more than 11 million people in eleven countries since it debuted in a 76-seat perfume-shop-turned-theatre in Orlando, Florida in 2001. The show has come a long way since I first saw it 10 years ago. Broadway Palm has assembled a cast to challenge all others. The opening night sell-out crowd was whooping and hollering as this talented foursome took us on a hilarious celebration of women and The Change. Four women meet at a lingerie sale at Bloomingdales. They are a Professional Woman (Whitney Hayes), Soap Star (Erin Fish), Earth Mother (Autumn ORyan) and Iowa Housewife (Eleonore Thomas.) They are terrific actors and terrific singers. They share their ups and downs through a collection of 26 re-lyricized baby boomer songs from the s, s and s. The disco hit Stayin Alive becomes Stayin Awake, Motown favorite My Girl is transformed into My Thighs and The Lion Sleeps Tonight switches to In the Guest Room or on the Sofa, My Husband Sleeps at Night. Then theres Puff, my God, Im Draggin instead of Puff the Magic Dragon and Irving Berlins Heat Wave becomes Im Having a Hot Flash. Every scene is a hoot as they sing about hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex and other challenges faced by women after they turn 40. The ladies become fast friends and wind up giving us a tour of Bloomingdales, floor by floor, as they sing and poke fun at themselves. They make this show shine with their own personalities and their own stories. Their vocals, comic timing and dance steps are razor sharp. Thomass bit on squeezing her more than ample body into a teensy weenie see-through black teddy has everyone in stitches. She proves you dont have to be a Size 2 to knock the socks off an audience. Hayes transformation from buttoned up career exec to high strutting Tina Turner brought the house down. Fish worries about her career as she ages and suffers from epic hot flashes. ORyan is still sorta stuck in the s, but even her meditation doesnt help with mood swings. The cast is sensational and the enthusiastic audience including the men cant help but enjoy the entire performance. Women are definitely going to relate to the show better than the opposite sex. They are even invited onstage at the end of the performance to join the cast in a dance line. What fun! Even though the show is about the physical and mental changes a woman goes through at a certain age, the message at the heart of the show is empowerment. Accept your age gracefully, find good friends and dont stop having fun. Menopause the Musical runs 90 minutes without an intermission. It plays through May 18 at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, located at 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. For tickets, stop by the box office, go online to www. BroadwayPalm.com or call 378-4422. Eleanore Thomas, Autumn ORyan, Whitney Hayes and Erin Fish in Menopause the Musical APRIL 23-24Barbara B. Mann Hall, Fort MyersPhone: 888.974.3698 | 239.481.4849 Online: ShenYun.com/Fort-Myers or www.bbmannpah.com 3 DAYS TO SHOW! DONT MISS THIS CULTURAL TREASURE! This is the nest thing... th e n es t ev en t I ve e ver be en t o in m y life .. This i s th e pr of ound quinte ssen tial e nd o f e n te rta i nmen t. T h ere i s not hi n g b e yo n d t hi s, not hi ng J im C rill Bob Hope Pro ducer l l ShenYun.comSHEN YUN captures the spirit o f ancient China, recalling the grandeur of a nearl y lost culture. T he show moves quickl y from one s tory, region and dynasty to the next. Down in the valley, ladies o f t h e Yi et h nic group d ance in rain b ow s k irts b y t h e river. In t h e h eavens, celestial fairies trail silken sleeves through the clouds. Resounding drums awaken the dusty plateaus o f the Middle Kingdom. Gorgeous backdrops extend the stage, transporting the audience to distant lands and eras. An orchestra, combining Western and Chinese instruments like no other, accompanies with stirring scores. Dancers y across the stage in an array of ips, spins, jumps, and aerials. The energy of classical Chinese dance is contagious; the entire performance, mesmerizing Presented b y Florida Falun Dafa Association A marvelous evening... Im completely enchanted. HRH Princess Michael of Kent It is really out of this world! I f I had t o d escri be i t, t he w o r d s mi ght b e d ivi ne, reb o rn, an d h o p e Christine Walevska a M ast er C e ll is t Superb! Every performance was stunning. WNYC Its a performance that truly nourishes and lifts the spirit. Stephen L. 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THE RIVER APRIL 19, 201318 Conservancy Reopening Weekend FestivalThe public is invited to experience the new 21-acre Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center during a two-day Grand Reopening Weekend Festival on April 20 and 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The newly renovated, $20 million Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center, located off of Goodlette-Frank Road, just south of the Naples Zoo in Naples, is designed to raise awareness of the importance of protecting the water, land and wildlife in the region. The weekend festivities include special exhibits, educational programs and speakers, including renowned oceanographer and Saturdays 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 on-site throughout the weekend as well. In addition to special events and exhibits, attendees can experience the new Conservancy Nature Center, which begins at the new entrance, Smith Preserve Way just south of the Naples Zoo on Goodlette-Frank Road where guests can spot native species, including endangered gopher tortoises, meandering through the Christopher B. Smith upland preserve. Inside the new Dalton Discovery Center, guests can experience several natural Southwest Florida ecosystems featuring interactive exhibits, a nearshore touch tank exploration and a live loggerhead sea turtle in a 5,000 gallon patch reef tank. In the new von Arx Wildlife Hospital, Nature Center guests can observe baby animals in the nursery and learn about animal care. The Shorebird Pool, home to wading birds in their last stages of recovery, is also viewable to the public. Eaton Conservation Hall and the Jeannie Meg Smith Theater offer a state-of-theart multi-media experience with presentations, programs, featured speakers and more. The new Ferguson Learning Lab is home to the Conservancy of Southwest Florida STEM Institute, where hands-on environmental studies incorporate the latest in science, technology, engineering and math disciplines. At the Allyn Family Lagoon and Dock, guests can search for wildlife and perhaps spot a manatee on a leisurely electric boat cruise or rent a kayak for a closer look at nature in a mangrove-lined lagoon up to the Gordon River. Guests can also explore the secrets of how the Shotwell Wavering Family Filter Marsh cleans and purifies water and view visiting wading birds and wildlife from the gazebo. Conservancy members are admitted for free to the festival. Special grand reopening admission for the weekend festival is just $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 3 to 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 the Grand Reopening Weekend Festival is Wells Fargo. Supporting sponsors are Bank of America, Waste Management, PNC Bank and Walmart. For more information, including a schedule of events for the Conservancy of Southwest Florida Grand Reopening Weekend Festival, visit www.conservancy. org/grandreopening or call the Grand Reopening Hotline at 430-2466. Smith Preserve Way, the new entrance to the Conservancy of Southwest Florida photo by Dennis Goodman Students take water samples from the filter marsh during a visit to the Conservancy of Southwest Florida A family enjoys the touch tank inside the new Dalton Discovery Center at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida photo by Dennis Goodman JACARANDAThe Entertainment Nightly in Sanibels Social Scene1223 PERIWINKLE WAY, SANIBEL 472-1771 Happy Apps $5.95Sesame Encrusted Ahi Tuna, Crispy Fried Calamari, Chilled Oysters, Steamed Shrimp, BBQ Beef Satays, Mussels Marinara, Chicken WingsSanibels Best HAPPY HOUR4 7 p.m. Nightly in the lounge1/2 Price DrinksCall & Well Liquor, Draft Beer Selections, Select House Wine Rotary Park Native Plant SaleWhat is a Florida native plant? A species that occurs within state boundaries and existed there prior to European contact, according to the best scientific and historical documentation. It includes those species that we understand to be indigenous, occurring in natural habitats that existed prior to significant human (including Calusa) impact and alteration to the landscape. Natives include those plants occurring in Florida natural communities converting the suns energy to food energy for the complex of living things adapted to be part of Florida life support systems. Plants from other parts of the planet dont fit with Floridas interactive life forms and can disrupt the quality of life we enjoy. The Coccoloba Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society (serving Lee County) will conduct a native plant sale, co-sponsored by Coccoloba and City of Cape Coral, at Rotary Park, 5505 Rose Garden Road, on Saturday, April 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.continued on page 24


19 THE RIVER APRIL 19, 2013 Military Officers Host Golf TourneyThe Lee Coast Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) held its first annual golf tournament at Shell Point Golf Club on April 12. Forty-eight golfers played in a scramble format to raise money for the chapter foundation. A post-tourney luncheon was held at the Lighthouse Restaurant, Port Comfort, Fort Myers. The winning team included Scott Logan, Edward Ball III, the Honorable Porter Goss and Chauncey Goss. The second place team included Jerry Bartys, Mike Connolly, Bill Miller and Steve Nance. Third place went to Ron Campbell, Bart Harrod, Bruce McAbery and Perry Wydman. The outing was highlighted by a holein-one by Chauncey Goss at the 16th hole on his very first drive. Winner of the longest drive for men was Gene Taylor, while Janice Whiting won for the women. Closest to the pin for men was Mike Kurzava, while Mary Bondurant won for the women. Closest to the middle line was John Bathke and Roger Triftshauser had the longest putt. Proceeds from the tourney benefit the Lee Coast Chapter 501(c)3 Foundation in its continued effort to financially support military veterans organizations. These include the Lee Memorial Hospital Military Support Program, the Fisher Houses at the VA hospitals in Tampa and St. Petersburg, the Wounded Warriors of South Florida, FISH of Sanibel and the Lee County VA Healthcare Center in Cape Coral. For details on the Lee Coast Chapter Foundation or for membership information, visit www.leecoastmoaa.org or contact membership chairman Steve Epkins via email at sepkins@aol.com. First prize winners, from left, Porter Goss, Edward Ball III, Chauncy Goss, Doug Quelch (event coordinator) and Scott Logan Greater Naples YMCA 5K Fun RunThe Greater Naples YMCA will host a 5K Fun Run and one-mile walk on Sunday, April 28 to support the organizations 2013 Community Support Campaign. Both events take place at the North Collier Regional Park, 15000 Livingston Road. The 5K Fun Run begins at 7:30 a.m., and the one-mile walk starts at 8:30 a.m. Registration is $25 for adults, $19 for students and $14 for children. All participants registered by April 18 will receive an event T-shirt. Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Funds raised through the events directly support the Ys mission in the Naples community through programs that nurture the potential of every youth and teen, improve health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Last year, financial support from the Ys Community Support Campaign made it possible for the Early Childhood Program to serve 219 children, making it the largest child care provider in Naples. Forty-three percent of those children received financial assistance. Additionally, the Greater Naples YMCA was able to serve more than 6,000 individuals in 2012, with 53 percent receiving some form of financial assistance to participate. To register for the 5K Fun Run or one-mile walk, call the Greater Naples YMCA at 597-3148 or visit www.ymcapalms.org. For more information, contact Emily Brockelsby at ebrockelsby@ymcapalms.org. Tournament Players And Sponsors NeededTee off at the biggest scramble in Southwest Florida at Mariner High School Tritons 24th annual Golf Tournament Saturday, April 27 at Coral Oaks Golf Course in Cape Coral. The golf tournament is a local favorite and the Tritons most successful single-day fundraiser. Proceeds will benefit the Mariner High School Athletic All Sports Booster Club, which provides funds to supplement the athletic program and provide a first-class experience for Mariner student-athletes. Golfers begin play at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start on Coral Oaks championship course. Following tournament play, golfers will have refreshments, a lunch buffet and awards reception. Awards will be presented for closest to the pin, longest drive and hole-in-one. Registration is $260 per foursome and $65 for individuals. Scoreboard sponsorships are available for $150 and tee and green sponsorships are available for $100. Donations are also being accepted for an auction and door prizes. For more information, sponsorships or to register for the tournament, contact Vito Mennona, CAA, athletic/activities director, at 772-2907 or vitoam@leeschools.net. Coral Oaks Golf Course is located at 1800 Northwest 28th Avenue. Golfers Invited To Grandezza ClassicThe third annual Grandezza Classic will be held on Thursday, May 9. The fourplayer scramble shotgun start begins at 1:30 p.m. with registration beginning at 12:30. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Harry Chapin Food Bank. Golfers, sponsors at all levels, and silent auction items are still needed. The $125 cost per player includes green fees with cart, awards, dinner and silent auction. Nongolfers 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. Noelle Melanson is chairing the golf classic. To register, to become a sponsor, to donate silent or live auction items or to be a volunteer, contact Miriam Pereira, development director, at 334-7007, ext. 127 or at mpereira@harrychapinfoodbank.org. To register online, visit www.harrychapinfoodbank.org. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


THE RIVER APRIL 19, 201320 Financial FocusInvestors Can Learn From Earth Days Lessonsby Jennifer BaseyNext week, we observe Earth Day. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day has grown into an international movement whose goal is to raise awareness of the need to take action to sustain a healthy, sustainable environment. You can do your part through recycling and other measures, but you can also apply some of the lessons of Earth Day to your financial situation and, in particular, to your approach to investing. Give these ideas some thought: Make the most of your existing resources. One of the most valuable lessons of Earth Day deals with the need to be responsible managers of the natural resources we have available. As an investor, its important to maximize the benefits of the resources to which you have access. For example, are you contributing as much as you can afford to your 401(k)? At the very least, you should put in enough to earn your employers match, if one is offered. Take advantage of a favorable environment. Underlying all Earth Day activities is the goal of creating a healthy environment in which to live. You may also benefit from a positive investment environment and thats what we appear to be experiencing, at least in terms of low interest rates, low inflation and the financial market. So in this favorable atmosphere, look for those investment opportunities that are appropriate for your situation. Dont over-consume. Excess consumption has played a big role in causing some of the environmental issues we face. Consequently, many Earth Day programs teach us to get by with less, or at least to avoid acquiring more than we need. To translate this philosophy into your investment habits, take a close look at the number of trades you make. Are you constantly selling old investments and buying new ones in the hopes of capturing higher returns? This type of trading can result in significant fees and transaction costs and possibly higher taxes, too. Perhaps just as importantly, this constant activity, with all its starts and stops, may detract from your ability to follow a long-term, consistent investment strategy. Avoid toxic investment moves. The motivation to create Earth Day developed, in part, by the growing awareness that industrial toxins were affecting our air and water. And you can find many toxic investment moves, too. To illustrate: Many people chase after hot stocks after hearing about them from friends or relatives, or seeing them touted by so-called experts in the media. But by the time these people acquire the hot stocks, the stocks may already have cooled off. Furthermore, these stocks may not have been appropriate for these investors in the first place. Another potentially toxic investment move is to try to time the market that is, try to buy investments when prices are low and sell when theyre high. In theory, this is a good way to invest; in practice, its almost impossible to predict market highs and lows. Instead, consider buying quality investments and holding them for the long term, or at least until your needs change. By following these Earth Day-related suggestions, you can help yourself make progress toward a healthier and possibly more productive investment environment. And thats worth celebrating more than once a year. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jennifer.basey@edwardjones.com. County Manager Recruitment Website OpensThe public is invited to submit questions for Lee County commissioners and county staff to take under consideration and potentially use when they interview the future county manager. Lee Countys BoCC county manager recruitment web page has been developed to provide the public with information about the search for a new county manager and it is now open for people who want to submit questions for the candidates who will be considered for the position. The Lee County Board of County Commissioners is tentatively scheduled to interview the finalists for the position in early June. Additional information included on the county manager recruitment website includes a recruitment timeline, information on the search firm facilitating the recruitment and a county manager profile. With the inclusion of this question submittal link, the public will be able to compose and submit for consideration questions that the interview panel may present to the final candidates. The link and guidelines for question submittal can be found at http://www.lee-county.com/CMRecruitment/Pages/default.aspx. ABWA Sponsoring Grant Scholarship The Sanibel-Captiva Charter Chapter of American Business Womens Association is sponsoring a $1,500 Outright Grant scholarship through the Stephen Bufton Memorial Education Fund. The Outright Grant Program offers junior level (or higher) college students a small scholarship that helps to offset costs associated with their college tuition, books and fees. The amount awarded for each Outright Grant is $1,500. Outright Grant scholarships awarded are nonrenewable. Applicants may receive only one Outright Grant each award year. Applicants can be ABWA members or nonmembers; they must be a female U.S. citizen and have completed a minimum of 60 credit hours. The applicant must have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale. The applicant must be seeking a baccalaureate degree or higher and must be attending an institution authorized to confer degrees at the baccalaureate level or higher in the United States. Contact Peggy Richardson, education chair, at Peggy@sanibelsand.com or Gayle DeHaan-Garland, chapter president, at godehaan@comcast.net to apply. Application must be submitted in good order to be considered by May 10. Development CityYear BuiltSquare FootageListing PriceSelling PriceDays on Market No Subdivision Sanibel1996 4,575 4,450,0003,850,000 333 Palaco GrandeCape Coral2008 5,319 1,695,9001,425,000 127 Shell Harbor Sanibel1989 3,210 1,495,0001,375,000 48 Shell Harbor Sanibel1971 3,094 1,395,0001,100,000 371Venetian GardensFort Myers Beach2002 2,585 989,000815,000 226 Cape Coral Cape Coral2003 2,662 935,000750,000 203 Whiskey Creek TerraceFort Myers1967 3,036 695,000695,000 34Cape CoralCape Coral2013 2,593 627,500626,000 16 Beachview Country ClubSanibel1985 1,812 699,000625,000 309 Cape Coral Cape Coral2002 2,496 679,000620,000 142Courtesy of Royal Shell Real EstateTop 10 Real Estate Sales Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email press@riverweekly.com


21 THE RIVER APRIL 19, 2013 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My child has an IEP (Individual Education Plan) and its time for us to write next years IEP. I want to have my child instructed in Orton Gillingham reading, since he has a reading disability. How can I make sure that this specific instruction is part of the IEP? Kara V., Fort Myers Kara, While much research has validated the Orton Gillingham methodology as one of the most successful for the teaching of reading, the law does not require your childs IEP to include a specific educational methodology. The position of the U.S. Department of Education is that including methodology in a childs IEP is an IEP team decision, however, if the IEP team decides that your child needs a specific method to receive a free, appropriate public education, the instructional method may be included in the IEP. Wrightslaw.com provides a review of legislative history and case law, which clearly indicates that in developing an individualized education plan there are circumstances in which the particular teaching methodology that will be used is a critical component of what, is individualized about the students education. In that type of situation, the specific practice should be discussed at the IEP meeting and incorporated into the students IEP if the team agrees. Another important factor to remember is that teachers must have the content knowledge and skills to teach children with disabilities. This includes the use of specialized research based instructional practices and programs. So if Orton Gillingham is specifically stated as the method in the IEP, the teacher must have that specific training/certification. From information written by the International Dyslexia Association, the basis of Orton Gillingham is its unique multisensory approach to reading instruction. Using a multisensory approach, teaching is simultaneously visual, auditory and kinesthetic-tactile to enhance memory and learning. Links are consistently made between the visual (what we see), auditory (what we hear) and kinesthetictactile (what we feel) pathways in learning to read and spell. These multisensory approaches used direct, explicit teaching of letter-sound relationships, syllable patterns and meaning word parts. When taught by a multisensory approach, children have the advantage of learning alphabetic patterns and words by utilizing all three pathways. Due to the success that so many students have had using Orton Gillingham, there are now many adaptations and reading programs that have incorporated this multisensory approach to reading as part of their instruction. You may want to focus more on having this type of reading instruction incorporated into your sons IEP as opposed to a very specific program. Many teachers are very familiar with this approach to reading and include this as part of their daily instruction. 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. Scholarships The Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club is offering two four-year college scholarships. This brings the number of current Optimist Club scholarships to six. Each scholarship is $1,250 per year ($5,000 total). The competition is open to all 2013 graduating seniors in Lee County. Applications are available at most Lee County high schools (see your guidance counselor) and online at www.sancapoptimist.org. For more information, call Stan Howard at 472-0836. Scholarship applications must be postmarked no later than Wednesday, June 12,. The scholarship committee plans to make the final selections a few weeks later. Academic records, financial need, extracurricular activities, civic/community service records and references are integral parts of the selection criteria. The application package gives exact procedures. Deans ListThe following college students were named to Oglethorpe Universitys deans list for the fall 2012 semester: Tirzah Brown, a sociology with social work concentration major from Fort Myers; and Sydney Lang, a studio art major from Fort Myers. In order to be named to the deans list at Oglethorpe, students must earn at least a 3.5 grade point average while maintaining a full-time class schedule during the semester. From page 15Refuge Programsevery Friday at 1 p.m.; Whose scat is that? What makes those tracks? Learn about the wondrous world of animal tracking from a refuge naturalist in this fun, 30-minute interactive program in the education center classroom. *New Bunche Beach Exploration Tram, every Wednesday and Friday around low tide (times TBA). Join a Tarpon Bay Explorers naturalist for this 90-minute excursion to see and identify an excellent variety of shorebirds. Some seashore exploration is also included. Fee is $13 for adults, $8 for children and includes roundtrip transportation from the education center parking lot. For more information, call 472-1100 ext. 236 or visit www.dingdarlingsociety. org. 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$575,000


THE RIVER APRIL 19, 201322 Goodwill Boutique Opens In River DistrictGoodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc. is celebrating the grand opening of the Goodwill Boutique on First, which opened to the public on Friday, April 12. The store is located at 2401 First Street in the Fort Myers River District. Weve been involved with the downtown community for years through our annual Festival of Trees at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, and our nearby Palm Beach Job-Link and Retail & Donation Center location, said Madison Mitchell, spokesperson for Goodwill. However, this store brings us to the heart of downtown... all year long. The store, which created six new jobs for the company, features boutique items such as exclusive brand names and unique items that might not appear in other Goodwill Retail & Donation Centers. The Goodwill Boutique on First offers about 2,500 square feet of actual retail sales space, which is slightly larger than Goodwills popular Sanibel location. The revenue generated in our stores supports programs like Goodwills L.I.F.E. Academy charter school, a school for students with developmental disabilities, explained Mitchell. Because of our wonderful shoppers and donors, we were able to help over 30,000 people in Southwest Florida last year. This boutique will give us the opportunity to grow that number. Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc. provides programs and services to help people with disabilities and disadvantages. Revenue generated at Goodwills Retail & Donation Centers supports Job-Link centers, incomesensitive housing for senior citizens and people with disabilities, the SWFL MicroEnterprise project, the L.I.F.E. Academy charter school and other programs. For store locations and more information about Goodwills mission, visit www. goodwillswfl.org. Interior of the new Goodwill Boutique on First, which opened on April 12 Goodwills Boutique on First is located in the Fort Myers River District Art Association Awards ScholarshipsOn Sunday, the Fort Myers Beach Art Association held the awards reception for the annual Student Scholarship Show, held at the gallery on Donora and Shellmound each year. Students from Cypress Lake Center for the Arts and Cypress Lake High School who were graduating and continuing on for a graduate degree in art were invited to participate as were students from Cypress Lake Middle School art students. Senior participants were Kira Ceppaluni, Luis Eduardo Guzman, Jennifer Elizabeth Hemstreet, Alyssa Morgan Holmes, Sara M. Johnston, Alison Danielle Rice, Brittany Sibert, Hanna Joy Solum, Brian Thibault, Rafael Vidal and Brianna Yacobellis. Scholarship awards were given to Sara Johnston (first prize, $1,000 scholarship tuition and $175 cash), Alyssa Holmes (second prize, $900 scholarship tuition and $125 cash) and Brittany Sibert (third prize, $800 scholarship tuition and $75 cash). A special thanks was given to high school visual arts faculty members Patricia Bonwell, Micki Smith, Tim Smith, Marguerite Petcher and Assistant Principal Shelly Thimlar. Cypress Lake Middle School Artists who displayed their work in Studio II were Aiden Bengstrom, Anthony Chinchilla, Daniel Czahor, Alex Dye, Emily Farrara, Leanne Fry, Hanna Gatoff, Dominique Hoskisson, Gilberto Jean, Skyler Lowden, Mariangela Maldonado, Corey McArdle, Maddie Moorey, Jasmine Mudge, Amanda Oleska, Kazi Rahaman, Paige Schneider, Yuri Simons, Kameron Smith, Lilia Smith, Lauren Speckman, Madison Todd and Joe Wilson. Middle School Merit Awards were given to Kazi Rahaman, Lilia Smith and Paige Schneider. A special thanks to middle school visual arts faculty member Joy Williams. Fort Myers Beach Art Association is proud to present these awards each year and is especially grateful to the Town of Fort Myers Beach, who provides a grant in sponsorship of this program. A special thanks to Pat Fair, director of Arts by the Bay Gallery in Harve de Grace, Maryland for judging the show and Joanne Shamp, who chaired. For more information, call the gallery at 463-3909 or visit www.fortmyersbeachart.com. Sara M. Johnston, first prize winner photo by G. Buelow


23 THE RIVER APRIL 19, 2013 Dr. DavePersonality Style? Disorderby Dr. Dave HepburnCarl, I comment to the psychiatrist sitting beside me at a medical conference I recently attended (for some odd reason, these guys seem to relish sitting by me), is it not true that just about everyone could be slotted into one personality disorder category or another? Sort of. We could all be described as having one style of personality or another, with only the degree of the personality trait determining if it becomes a disorder. You, for example, I would classify as a compulsive personality with... Why you incompetent Freudian snake oil nincompoo... No, this is true of most doctors. But a personality style only becomes a disorder when it is taken to the extreme. Then it begins to interfere with day-to-day functioning. But by its very definition, those with personality disorders dont believe they have a problem. They think they are OK, its everyone around them that notices the problem. Oh, its out there alright. Ive noticed that my office staff, my hockey team and all of their families seem somewhat unstable. I see. While two to three percent of the population consistently demonstrate a full blown personality disorder. The rest of us need to be wary that our particular personality style doesnt deteriorate down the continuum into a personality disorder. Certain triggers such as an illness (particularly neurological illnesses), stress and even some medications may convert our style or trait into a disorder. For example, someone you might consider sensitive may become ill and slide down that continuum to develop an avoidant personality disorder. A conscientious person may become an obsessive-compulsive during university exams. While personality traits are often genetically programmed, a dysfunctional personality disorder may develop permanently in a child who is the product of chronic moderate neglect or abuse. Once ingrained, personality disorders are notoriously difficult to treat. It is not easy to treat someone who thinks everyone else is the problem. These people are able to thwart any attempt at therapy. They are difficult people with disturbed, extreme and rigid views of themselves and the world about them. Want to get the family stirred up tonight? Try gathering the clan around and determine which personality trait/ style each fits into. That way, when Uncle Engelbert goes squirrelly one day while on Dilaudid after bowel surgery, you can predict which personality disorder you will be dealing with. To further foment family feuding, grade each player from 1 to 10 based on how close their trait is to becoming a disorder. But if they are at all like my family, remember theyll all be a little odd. Rise above it. Personality Style? Disorder Vigilant? Paranoid (Unwarranted suspicion, envy, distrust in motives of others) Devoted? Dependant (Submissive and clinging behaviour, fear of separation) Mercurial? Borderline (Very unstable in interpersonal relationships, impulsive) Self-confident? Narcissistic (Lack of empathy for others, need for admiration) Dramatic? Histrionic (Over-reactive, theatrical behaviour and seductiveness, attention seeking, excessively emotional) Aggressive? Explosive (Impulse control, temper problems) Adventurous? Antisocial (Disregard for rights of others, sociopathic) Conscientious? Obsessive compulsive (Excessive concern with conformity, inability to relax easily) Solitary? Schizoid (Timidness, introversion, social detachment) Leisurely? Passive aggressive (Negativistism, passive resistance to demands and resposibilities) Sensitive? Avoidant (Hypersensitive, social inhibition) Self-sacrificing? Self-defeating (If I suffer enough and someone sees it, Ill be loved) Idiosyncratic? Schizotypal (Eccentricity of behaviour, discomfort with and reduced capacity for close relationships) 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. deaRPharmacistThe Best Diet For People With Autoimmune Diseaseby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: Your post on rheumatoid arthritis and autoimmune disease intrigued me. I didnt realize eating beans, peanuts, peas, lentils, soy or tofu was an issue. I eat these foods frequently and I still hurt. Can you tell me more? DB, Houston, Texas We have many medications for autoimmune diseases, but what you eat could negate the effects of your drug. I feel the avoidance of lectin-containing foods is wise for people who have a pain syndrome like lupus, MS, rheumatoid or Lou Gehrigs Disease. Im not saying these food groups are bad they have fiber and some nutrients its just that some people experience flares from the consumption. Research shows that these foods may harm the delicate intestinal lining. If they poked microscopic holes in there, then lectins and partially undigested food globules would leak into your bloodstream. Its called leaky gut, but medically-speak refers to this process as increased intestinal permeability or intestinal malabsorption. Once the door opens in your small intestine, and your intestinal villi are compromised, all kinds of symptoms occur. It happens like this: Lectins and undigested globules of food proteins are spotted in your bloodstream because they leaked out of your gut. They are also spotted in an organ (because they will park themselves eventually). Then, your immune system gets fired up. Your immune cells crank out proinflammatory cytokines, which cause pain and swelling and attack the organ where they see the foreign protein parked. For example, if they park themselves in your thyroid, you might have Hashimotos or Graves, parked in your myelin, it spells more neuropathy for multiple sclerosis. Your joints, and it flares rheumatoid arthritis. Think of proinflammatory cytokines as pain-causing chemicals that you dont want hanging around in excess. In case you share my column with clinicians, it goes like this: There are many food antigens, among them lectin and gluten (gliadin) which increase intestinal permeability, leading to intestinal malabsorption. You see an up-regulation of the NF-Kappa B pathway which launches production of pro-inflammatory cytokines; food antigens can counter the positive effects of medication because they cause production of inflammatory cytokines, histamine or interferon gamma. The theory suggests that foods (like wheat, cereal, beans, tofu and lentils) could spell trouble for autoimmune sufferers. This is why the paleo diet, and the work by Dr. Loren Cordain and Dr. David Wolfe is gaining so much traction, it is grain and lectin free and I think it could resolve many pain syndromes. I also recommend Doug Kauffmans Phase One diet. Foods with the highest lectin activity include grains (especially wheat), legumes (especially soy), nuts, dairy and nightshades like eggplant, peppers, potatoes, tomatoes and others. Id give this diet four months at least, forever if you feel better. Many ask if soaking beans removes the lectins, I think it can help but I dont think it is 100 percent effective. Protect your gut lining with probiotics, digestive enzymes and avoidance of refined/processed foods. 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. To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732 Mom And Me by Lizzie and PryceLizzie and Pryce answer your questions and give advice about aging concerns from a two-generational perspective. A mother and daughter team, Lizzie is a retired RN and health educator, and Pryce is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice who specializes in the care of elders and people with chronic illnesses. Dear Mom & Me, My husband had the same secretary for 44 years. He bossed her around at work, and he bosses me at home, and treats us both like children. During his successful career, I was left to amuse myself, so long as it didnt interfere with his agenda. Over the years, I renewed my friendship with an old college friend, and she and I have had lots of fun together, and we became very close. When my husband retired, so did his secretary. He insisted I completely drop my friend and that his secretary join us for everything holidays, Sunday dinners, even our vacations. He wants us to be the happy threesome, but I am not so happy. I know his secretary is lonely without work or a family of her own, but I dont like this arrangement. My friend has now gone her way, and I am at a loss to know what to do. Hazel Dear Hazel, Your husband is a controller and an extremely selfish person. His needs are his only consideration, and he wants to be in charge of your life totally. Your husband must have shown this type of behavior before, and you probably went along to get along. At his age, he will not change. He is so set in his ways, you will probably have to go along to get along. Marriage counseling may allow you to vent your frustration, but I doubt he will ever go and probably would criticize any suggestion made for behavior modification. Only you can decide what is in your future. Lizzie Dear Hazel, Your situation does sound very unusual. It never ceases to amaze me the situations people get themselves into. To figure out what to do, you need to figurecontinued on page 24


THE RIVER APRIL 19, 201324 Shamrocks Against DystrophyThe Muscular Dystrophy Association was proud to team up with Cadence Bank through the 2013 Shamrocks Against Dystrophy program. This program took place during the month of March. Cadence Bank sold green and gold shamrocks in their branches with funding benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Cadence Bank is pleased to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association, said Sam Tortorici, CEO of Cadence Bank. The health and vitality of our neighbors contributes to the overall strength of our local economies. Every individual is entitled to a quality life, and as an active member of our local communities, we believe it is important to take a lead role in making this possible. We applaud the MDA for the great work they are doing. Funding raised through the Shamrocks Against Dystrophy program will enable MDA to pay for muscle biopsies and flu shots, organize support group sessions and follow-up clinic visits, help with the maintenance of wheelchairs and communication devices, and a week-long summer camp for local MDA patients ages 6 to 17 years old. In addition, MDA will be able to continue funding valuable research for the treatment and cures of over 40 neuromuscular diseases, including ALS (Lou Gehrigs Disease). From page 23Mom And Meout what you want. Do you want your own friends? Do you want time with your husband? What are your boundaries? After you have a good idea of what you want, then you can put together a plan. If your husbands secretary devoted her life to his career, which in turn gave you a good life, some time spent together as friends does not seem so bad. I would draw the line at vacations, however. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. From page 18Native Plant Sale Also, Lee Countys Florida Yards and Neighborhoods Program and Master Gardeners will provide a rain barrel workshop/kit for only $45. Pre-register by calling 533-7504. Florimulch from Forestry Resources will be on sale for only $2 per bag. Native plant experts will be on hand to help with plant choices. Trees, shrubs, grasses, wildflowers and vines that provide nectar for pollinators, larval hosts for butterflies and healthy food for birds in one and three gallon pots will be available. A free native slash pine with each order (while supplies last) thanks to the Florida Forest Service. Proceeds benefit the Coccoloba Chapter of FNPS, to continue their grant programs. From page 6Summer CampThe Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center is located at 718 Fishermans Wharf in Fort Myers Beach. It is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. seasonally. For information and registration, call 765-8101 or go to www.ostegobay.org. LDS Church Donates Food To Local School ChildrenThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Cape Coral, donated more than 2,000 pounds of food to the Not In My City food drive. Meghan Madden received the food on behalf of CCMI. Yellow Helping Hands T-shirted members unloaded cases of food from the delivery truck early Saturday morning and church members volunteered throughout the day at the Family Fun Festival. The LDS Church linked with Not In My City to raise awareness of CCMIs need. The LDS Church in Cape Coral sponsored a kick-off community pig roast on February 23, where an additional 407 pounds of backpack, kid-friendly food was donated at that time. Schooner Bay Realty teamed up with Clear Channel Media, Lowes, Chick-Fil-A and the Lee County Sheriffs Department for a day filled of family-friendly fun to benefit Community Cooperative Ministries serving Lee County families in need. Cape Coral High School JROTC Cadets led by Theresa Hentges, Senior Instructor, helped sort and box individually donated food. William Simmons, assistant senior instructor said, Our program is service-oriented and crosses cultural and Christian religion borders. Our cadet program teaches kids to plan, organize and work in community service. Ashton Davis, senior assistant instructor, added, They learn by doing and giving, not by getting something in return, Bishop David Krzak also remarked, We appreciate the chance to help the needy. Jada Washington enjoys the giant inflatable slide Barbara Wells, Director of Resource Development at CCMI and Bishop David Krzak of the LDS Cape Coral Congregation CCMIs Scott Van Netta, driver and school pantry coordinator, prepares the truck for loading Elder Bennion, Elder Boardman, Justin Greer and Frances Jarman with event volunteers Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


PUZZLE ANSWERS My Stars FOR WEEK OF APRIL 22, 2013ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You easily handle your tasks this week, thanks to those high energy levels that never seem to run down. But pace yourself, Lamb, for the demanding week ahead. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) With the arts dominant this week, you might want to pick up any of those creative projects youve neglected. A workplace situation benefits from some fresh insight. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Music helps replenish your energy levels. Play your CDs if you must. But a live concert could prove more rewarding, especially if you go with that very special someone. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Close friends reach out to help perk up your lagging social life. That workplace situation also eases, leaving you time to do more fun things by weeks end. LEO (July 23 to August 22) A revelation clears up that perplexing job-related problem. Some changes will have to be made, which, no doubt, will meet with the Big Cats roaring approval. Good luck. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Reaching out to someone in need is the noble thing to do. But try to restrain the temptation to add a lecture -no matter how well-intended -to your good deed. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) There could be another tough challenge to face before the month is over. But all that hard work is winning you lots of important recognition from your peers. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Keeping to your work schedule could prove difficult with all those personal distractions. Best advice: Stay with it. Therell be time later for socializing. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Jumping hurdles this week might be vexing for most, but not for the sage Sagittarian, who recognizes that meeting a challenge can open up opportunities. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) More obstacles might be thrown in your path as you try to finalize a new agreement. But the sure-footed Goat ignores the stumbling blocks and stays the course. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) We know the Water Bearer takes pleasure in giving to others. But why not let someone else enjoy the experience too by accepting that offer of help? PISCES (February 19 to March 20) You might find you need to ease up on your hectic schedule this week. Dont fret about it. It could be helpful to take a break and replenish your energy supply. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a way of finding practical solutions to complex problems, and you do it with grace. On April 28, 1789, three weeks into a journey from Tahiti to the West Indies, the HMS Bounty is seized in a mutiny led by Fletcher Christian, the masters mate. Captain William Bligh and 18 of his loyal supporters were set adrift in a small, open boat. Bligh and his men reached Timor in the East Indies in June, after a voyage of about 3,600 miles. On April 24, 1800, President John Adams approves legislation to appropriate $5,000 to establish the Library of Congress. The first library catalog, dated 1802, listed 964 volumes and nine maps. Twelve years later, the British army invaded the city of Washington and burned the Capitol, including the then 3,000-volume Library of Congress. On April 26, 1937, during the Spanish Civil War, the German military tests its powerful new air force -the Luftwaffe -on the Basque town of Guernica in northern Spain. One-third of Guernicas 5,000 inhabitants were killed or wounded, and fires engulfed the city and burned for days. On April 23, 1954, Hank Aaron hits the first home run of his Major League Baseball career. Twenty years later, Aaron became baseballs new home-run king when he broke Babe Ruths long-standing record of 714 career homers. On April 27, 1963, Margaret Annemarie Battavios very first single, I Will Follow Him, reaches No. 1 on the U.S. pop charts. At age 15, the singer better known as Little Peggy March became the youngest female performer ever to top the Billboard Hot 100. On April 22, 1970, Earth Day, an event to increase public awareness of the worlds environmental problems, is celebrated in the United States for the first time. Millions of Americans participated in rallies, marches and educational programs. On April 25, 1983, the Soviet Union releases a letter that Russian leader Yuri Andropov wrote to Samantha Smith, an American fifth-grader from Manchester, Maine, inviting her to visit his country. Andropovs letter came in response to a note Smith had sent him in December 1982, asking if the Soviets were planning to start a nuclear war. It was pioneering science-fiction author H.G. Wells who made the following sage observation: Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo. In a match between a 200-pound mountain lion and a 20-pound porcupine, the lion is likely to be the loser -and will probably die if it tried to take a bite of the desired prey. In an odd coincidence, President Abraham Lincoln had a secretary named Kennedy, and President John F. Kennedy had a secretary named Lincoln. Kennedy the secretary told Lincoln the president that he shouldnt go to Fords Theatre the night he was shot; Lincoln the secretary tried to convince Kennedy the president not to go on a trip to Dallas, where he was shot. Those who study such things say that Americans watch more television during the months of January and February than at any other time during the year. Strawberries have more vitamin C than oranges. You may not realize it, but youve probably seen pictures of the French village of Mont-St.-Michel. Its a picturesque place, a tiny islet in the English Channel with an 8th-century abbey at the top of a high hill, surrounded by stone houses and cobbled streets. It wasnt always an islet, though; the hill on which the abbey sits was once surrounded by an oak forest, and the shore was miles away. That all changed in the year 725, though, when an earthquake struck the region. A tidal wave washed over the forest, leaving a vast tidal plain in its wake. Ever since, twice a day, 40-foot tides completely surround MontSt.-Michel. The fundamental cause of trouble in this world is that the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt. -Bertrand Russell THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAYDID YOU KNOW25 THE RIVER APRIL 19, 2013 1. LANGUAGE: In English slang, what are plimsolls? 2. GEOGRAPHY: What is the capital of India? 3. HISTORY: In what year were East Germany and West Germany unified? 4. MUSIC: Who composed the opera The Barber of Seville? 5. ANATOMY: What is a synapse? 6. ART: What are putti? 7. QUOTES: Who said, Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel. 8. NATURAL WORLD: What kind of creature is a merganser? 9. CELEBRITIES: What was Bob Hopes real first name? 10.LITERATURE: Who wrote The Legend of Sleepy Hollow? TRIVIA TEST 1. Sneakers 2. New Delhi 3. 1990 4. Gioachino Rossini 5. The point at which a nervous impulse passes from one neuron to another 6. Figures of infant boys in Renaissance paintings 7. Samuel Johnson 8. Duck 9. Leslie 10. Washington Irving. ANSWERS SPORTS QUIZ 1. When was the last time Washington had a major-league baseball team in the playoffs before 2012? 2. Name the last player to win a major-league batting title without hitting a home run in that season. 3. Who was the last Florida State running back to rush for 1,000 yards in a season? 4. Who was the last NBA player to be on a title-winning team after leading the league in minutes played during the regular season? 5. Who was the last NHL player before Anaheims Teemu Selanne in 2013 to have a four-point game at age 42? 6. In 2012, Brad Keselowski became the second driver to win NASCARs Cup season championship after having won a title in the Nationwide Series. Who was the first? 7. Earlier this year, Serena Williams became the oldest player (31) to hold the No. 1 ranking in womens tennis. Who had been the oldest?1. The Washington Senators went to the World Series in 1933. 2. Rod Carew, with the Minnesota Twins in 1972. 3. Warrick Dunn, with 1,180 yards in 1996. 4. Norm Nixon, with 3,226 minutes in the 19791980 season for the Los Angeles Lakers. 5. Tim Horton, in 1972. 6. Bobby Labonte, in 2000. 7. Chris Evert was not quite 31 when she was the No. 1 player in 1985. ANSWERS


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CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS THE RIVER APRIL 19, 201328 REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE VACATION RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL SANIBELOPEN HOUSES POSTED DAILYRS 1/4 BM TFN Pfeifer Realty Group Sanibel Island, FL239-472-0004VISIT:SanibelOpenHouses.com MOBILE HOME PERIWINKLE PARK$139,000. 60 x 12 w/ metal roof-over plus 20 x 12 Florida room. Two BR/2 full BA with split bedroom plan. Master BR has queen size bed, bit in dresser & dbl closet. Master bath has combo-bath/shower & dbl sink vanity w/ extra storage. Guest BR has dbl closet + bit-in drawers & private bath w/ shower. Eat-in-kit is open to LR which ows into Florida room for easy entertaining. Designed with pass-thru from K to FL room and wrap around breakfast bar w/ storage underneath. Private 12 x 12 deck, picnic table and storage shed with tools outside back door for grilling or relaxing AM/ PM coffee breaks. One car carport with adjacent 2nd parking space. Ceramic tile ooring in kitchen, Florida room & bathrooms... carpeting in both bedrooms & LR. Home recently inspected & has all required tiedowns. Home maintained annually. New central air & heat system & stacked washer/dryer, all appliances, kitchen ceiling fan & louvered blinds throughout Purchase completely furnished; including all linens, dishes, pots & pans, tableware, 2 sleeper couches, recliner, 2 dining tables, 8 chairs, 4 outdoor chairs & additional folding beach chairs, etc. Call or email for further information or to make offer. Owner 239-472-3403. LMSrealtor@aol.com.RS 3/22 CC TFN COMMERICAL RENTALOFFICE / COMMERCIAL SPACE FOR RENTPALM COURT CENTER 2424 PALM RIDGE ROAD SANIBEL, Florida HIGHLY VISIBLE GROUND FLOOR SPACE 520 SQUARE FEET MOVE IN CONDITION IMMEDIATE OCCUPANCY $750 / MONTH Landlord pays all common maintenance. 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The Sunshine Ambassadors will greet, assist and be a positive rst point of contact for patients, families and visitors entering the hospital. The Ambassadors also make a difference to families by providing educational and healthful resources to assist in GRANDparenting for GRANDchildren. We are currently seeking year-round volunteers to work one 4-hour shift Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm or 12:00pm to 4:00 pm. If you would be interested in learning more about this wonderful new opportunity, please contact Lisa Ellinwood, Volunteer Resources Coordinator at 239-343-5062 at the Golisano Childrens Hospital.NS 2/8 CC TFN HELP WANTED GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION TWO GARAGE SALESSAME NEIGHBORHOOD! 1813 Long Point Lane AND 5279 Lady nger Lake Rd, Sanibel, FL 33957 Fri/Sat 4-19 and 4-20 from 8:00-NOON dining table, kayak, canoe, sofa bed, armoire, books, cds, educational books.NS 4/19 CC 4/19 LARGE GARAGE SALE!Saturday April 20th 8am to 3pm 1027 Sand Castle Road, Sanibel Clothing, bikes, housewares, tables, dressers, childrens toys, rugs, electronics, books and more!NS 4/19 CC 4/19 BOATS CANOES KAYAKSDOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800RS 1/4 NC TFN BOAT DOCKBOAT DOCK, UNRESTRICTED, NO BRIDGES TO BAY, WIDEST DEEPEST CANAL ON SANIBEL, IDEAL FOR SAILBOAT. 239-472-0268. NS 4/19 CC 4/26


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 27 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 19, 201330 Pets Of The Week Hello, my name is Homer and I am a 2-year-old male tan and white American Staffordshire Terrier Mix. Homer is a name that really suits me. Im sure to score a home run with your family if you adopt me. Im also a whatyou-see is what-you-get kind of guy. Im very socially motivated and love to fetch balls. I walk nicely on a leash and get along with other dogs. Basically, Im down-to-earth and love to have a good time! My adoption fee is $35 (regularly $75) during Animal Services Its Raining Cats & Dogs adoption promotion. Hello, my name is Dreamsicle and I am a 4-year-old female orange domestic short hair. The name Dreamsicle describes me to a tee. Im a beautiful orange cat with an easy-going, dreamy personality. If you want a pet that is cool, calm and collected plus affectionate, Id be the perfect match for you! My adoption fee is $35 (regularly $50) during Animal Services Its Raining Cats & Dogs adoption 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. Dreamsicle ID# 559386 Homer ID# 560218 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 at 239/565-1272 2520 HARBOUR LANE-SANIBELOpen House Saturday 11-3 Located on Sanibel Islands Dinken Bayou with direct access to the Gulf of Mexico, this completely remodeled 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom Island home will capture your heart, and at just a fraction of the cost of a nearby Captiva Island Bay front home. Expansive water views from nearly every room through large picture windows, a Gourmet kitchen with top of the line appliances, designer lighting, a fireplace, surround sound TV, granite countertops, a wine cooler, a boat dock, a chemical free Gunite swimming pool, impact glass, 4 car garage and a large screened lanai in a secluded tropical setting. Sold furnished with exceptions. Offered for $1,495,000. Contact Sabina Carsten 239/851-4512. ISLAND BEACH CLUBArrive at your top floor condominium and get ready to relax. Nicely appointed 2 bedroom, 2 full bath has a courtyard view from screened lanai, dining, living and kitchen. Spacious bedrooms each with full private baths set back from the living areas. Great property for that part time getaway or an addition to your investments. Offered for $460,000. Contact Connie Walters Ms Lister 239/841-4540 or Tracy Walters Mr. Lister/ 994-7975 SUNSET CAPTIVASunset Captiva is a wonderful village in the heart of quaint downtown Captiva. Fantastic dining, live music on every corner, wonderful shopping, boating and water sports are all only a very short stroll yet privacy abounds in this unusually spacious 2 bed/2 bath bayfront condo in a 10 unit building. Ever changing bayfront views, deepwater direct access docks, oversized pool, 2 tennis courts, clubhouse, picnic areas and private beach access. Stroll or golf cart (allowed in the Captiva Village) to a very fun, relaxing, tropical lifestyle. Offered for $869,000. Contact Loretta Geiger 239/980-2298. Visit our newest of ce location at Sundial Beach Resort 1451 Middle Gulf Drive 239/472-1478Serving the Islands Since 1975 NEW LISTINGSOUTH SEAS RESORT TENNIS VILLAS#3110 Quaint corner 1 bedroom/1 bath unit overlooking lush gardens and courtyard. West Indies-style dcor, fully furnished turn-key villa Extra side windows in dining area for additional light. Walking distance to beaches, Village of Captiva, restaurants and much more. South Seas Island Resort amenities offered with a club membership. Offered for $275,000. Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632. #3139Every aspect of the interior is designed to enhance the island experience. The entry level offers a private guest bedroom and bath, a great room that encompasses an open floor plan with sliding glass doors in living and side window in dining area. The privacy of the master bedroom with en-suite bath is located on the upper level. Offered for $385,000. Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632. THIS IS THE OPPORTUNITY YOU HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR!7300 sq. ft. living area! Originally sold in 2006 for $4.7M, and, after extensive negotiations with the lender, now offered for $2,464,000. On The Sanctuarys signature # 4 fairway with expansive views of The Bay, this magnificent home features 5 bedrooms 5 baths, chefs kitchen, library, butlers pantry, 800 bottle walk-in wine cellar, family room with large bar/ entertaining area, elevator, master retreat area plus fitness room. Real plaster moldings, marble & hard wood flooring, custom built-in bookcases. Expansive veranda with summer kitchen overlooks pool & spa. Offered for $2,364,000. Contact Toby Tolp 239/8480433, Steve Harrell 239/565-1277 or Kasey Harrell 239/850-7602. SOUTH SEAS BAYSIDE VILLASWelcome to the Islands! This bay front condominium located in South Seas Island Resort. Renovated and updated, waterfront views With the investors or vacation home in mind, these condominiums offer a great rental income. The waters edge Bayside Villa community has under building parking, pool, spa, bbqs along with separate storage lockers.#5134 Offered $267,900 1 bedroom/ 1 bath #4118 Offered $395,000 1 bedroom/ 2 bath #4301-02 Offered $625,000 3 bedroom/ 3 bath Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632 COPACETICOpen House Saturday & Sunday 114 16645 Captiva DriveCopacetic Estate, as the name indicates is Captiva life at its finest. The 4 Bedroom 6 Bath Main house is both spacious and elegant yet the mood is tranquil and comforting. The Top Floor Master Suite with expansive views of the Bay consists of a Master Bedroom, sizeable Private Office, separate Exercise or Training Room and 2 full baths. Main floor living area includes 3 additional oversize Bedrooms 3 Baths, Living room with Fireplace, Formal Dinning, large open Kitchen, oversize laundry, and screened porch overlooking the pool, outside entertainment area, roomy back yard, boat dock and Bay. Also included: Family/Game Room, Hobby Room, Pool Bath and 3 Car Garage all connected by Private Elevator. Then step into the Picture Perfect 4 Bedroom 3 Bath Guest House surrounded in lush tropical landscaping, its own Private Pool and Gazebo, wrap around decks and easy private beach access. Both Homes Furnished! So much more to see and enjoy! All offered for $3,995,000. Contact George Kohlbrenner 239/565-8805. CROWN COLONYThis tastefully decorated home features 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths with a loft and over 2,200 sq.ft. of A/C living space on a corner lot with a west view overlooking a lake. With the Master bedroom suite downstairs, and the other bedrooms and bath upstairs, the house is well suited for entertaining and family living. Features include a great room, eat-in kitchen and lanai area to watch sunsets. Enjoy maintenance-free living, and take advantage of the amenities including gym, community pool and spa, Har-Tru tennis courts. Optional golf and dining are available through memberships. Very close to shopping and Lee Memorial HealthPark, only minutes to the islands and beaches. Priced right at $369,000. Contact Ray Ochester at 239/410-9725 MAGNIFICENT GULF FRONT HOME WITH PANORAMIC VIEWSAbsolutely gorgeous Gulf Front home with expansive views. Enjoy magnificent sunsets from the vanishing edge raised pool, surrounded by lush tropical vegetation. Only the finest amenities used in this home with gourmet kitchen, wine room, Travertine flooring, granite, extensive molding work, oak flooring, private elevator, detailed beamed ceilings, fireplace, paver stones, outdoor kitchen with additional fireplace, pass thru pantry and many more extras. This home is truly exceptional and must be seen. Amazing Value at $4,999,500. Contact Ralph Galietti 239/826-5897 or Cathy Galietti 239/826 -5807. CAPTIVA BEAUTY Open House Saturday and Sunday 11-4 15160 Captiva Drive An individual house that is more than just a location, it offers property features that speak to the individual lifestyle. Six balconies, views of the Bay, heated pool with a fiber optic lighting system, travertine stone deck, new outdoor kitchen with the backdrop of a tiered fountain. A fourvehicle garage, Mother-in-law quarters with private entrance. New lighting fixtures, cabinetry, stone floors, two gas fireplaces, intercom & alarm systems, elevator, 150 bottle wine fridge and boasting a gourmet kitchen. Its all about quality and style! Offered for $2,049,000. Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632. BEACH VILLALess is more! A Captiva Island one bedroom has one of the most desirable locations on the island and within South Seas Island Resort. This second floor villa features fabulous views of the Gulf of Mexico and steps to our beautiful Captiva Beach. Enjoy sunsets from the Lanai. Traditional interior accented with neutral tile flooring throughout & a carpeted bedroom. Updated kitchen cabinetry & furnishings are included. Offered for $529,000. Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632 THE RIVER APRIL 19, 201332