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FREETake Me Home VOL. 12, NO. 16 APRIL 26, 2013From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Sanibel Fire & Rescue District and Iona-McGregor Fire Department provide a heros welcome photo by The River Weekly NewsFirefighters Provide Patriotic Welcome To The Islandsby Jeff LysiakLooking to arrange a spectacular greeting for Operation Open Arms honorary guests Lance Corporal Christian Brown and Browns mother, Lyn Braden-Reed as they arrived at the Sanibel Causeway last Thursday afternoon, Tim Barrett, training officer for the Sanibel Fire & Rescue District, recalled how the arrangements were made to make a very patriotic and memorable welcome to the islands of Sanibel and Captiva. On March 20, I received a call from Capt. John GiddyUp Bunch about the upcoming visit from two combat wounded Marines, recalled Barrett. John is the founder of Operation Open Arms, a nonprofit organization helping to provide U.S. service men and women visiting Southwest Florida every conceivable benefit during their two-week combat leave or return from a foreign duty station. Bunch asked the Sanibel firefighters if continued on page 16 Evening At Kentucky Derby To Benefit Restoration Of Art CenterThe Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center will host An Evening at the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 4 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. The Run for the Roses viewing party and fundraiser will be the second Dinner with Berne this season and will benefit the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Centers multi-million dollar building restoration project, as well as the continued operation of the center. Guests will view the Run for the Roses pre-show followed by the most exciting two minutes in sports with traditional derby-style cuisine and mint juleps. Admission is $125 and includes mint juleps, drinks and southern fare. Tables are available for $1,000. The evening includes a performance by critically acclaimed jazz singer/ bassist Kate Davis and ensemble, including guitarist Gabe Schnider and pianist Noah Kellman. Cited as a talent not to be missed by the Herald Tribune, Davis, singer/songwriter and upright bassist, is a multi-talented artist performing in diverse venues ranging from The Kennedy Center, The Blue Note (NYC), and Lincoln Center to Rockwood Music Hall. She is a rising star on the national jazz scene, with a tone and maturity beyond her 21 years. Her rich vocals and performance style recall jazz singers from the 1940s and s. Davis began playing piano and violin at a young age, performing as first chair in youth orchestras and later winning in state solo competitions on both violin and bass. She received national recognition in high school for bass and singing as a Silver Winner through the National YoungArts Program. She is a recipient of four Downbeat Magazine Student Music Awards, a double invitee to the Brubeck Summer Jazz Colony, and bassist in the Grammy Jazz Ensemble. In 2009, she was selected as a Presidential Scholar of the Arts, which included a White House visit. Davis has been featured at the Ringling International Arts Festival in Sarasota, Florida and at the University of Vermont as part of the Lane Series. She has been heard many times on radio and seen on TV including WBGO in New York and KATUs AM Northwest. In 2012, she participated in the National Arts Policy Roundtable in Sundance, Utah, where she joined Kerry Washington and Bob Balaban speaking to government representatives about the importance of arts advocacy. Davis recently spoke and performed at TEDx Portland. The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) selected her to attend the prestigious 2012 ASCAP Foundation Paul Cunningham writing workshop, and she emerged as the recipient of the Robert Allen award for her original song Movie. Originally from Portland, Oregon, Davis moved to New York City to study at the Manhattan School of Music, supported by the Clement Meadmore and the Joseph McCrindle scholarships. The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is located at 2301 First Street, in the downtown Fort Myers River District. For tickets or more information, visit www.sbdac.com or call 333-1933. Kate Davis


Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now: Carl F. Roberts Houseby Gerri ReavesBefore Carl F. Roberts acquired his house on First Street circa 1908, it was used as a parsonage by the First Methodist Church. Located mid-block between Royal Palm Avenue and Fowler Street, it stood east of the church on the south side of the street. The historic photo was likely taken about the time the Roberts family moved in. None of people in the photo are identified, but its reasonable to speculate they are the Roberts family. The man resembles known photos of Carl Roberts. Also, the Roberts children, Esther Christina and Carl Rudolph, would have been about 5 and 2 years old, respectively, at that time. Roberts made additions to the house, which eventually swelled to include 14 rooms and an outdoor sleeping porch. In 1919, the Roberts house gained a new neighbor to its west, when what is now called the Langford-Kingston Home, was constructed down at the Fowler corner. (That house was relocated to the southeast corner in 2003.) So, for decades to come, the Roberts house was bookended by the church and the modern graceful brick house on the other corner. A true Fort Myers pioneer, Roberts was a native of Sweden, as was his wife, Emma Christina Frick. Something of an adventurer, he first saw the settlement of Fort Myers in January 1884 at the age of 21. He left the area for a time, but soon returned and put his carpentry and business skills to work building the new town. He founded the Carl F. Roberts Company and the Seminole Lumber and Manufacturing Company. His numerous civic activities included serving on the Lee Memorial Hospital Board, Lee County Board of Education, Board of Trade, and in several fraternal organizations. He helped organize the towns first volunteer fire department and was instrumental in raising matching funds to build the Gwynne Institute, the towns first modern school. As the owner of Fort Myers first funeral home, established in the 1890s, he took great interest in making sure the grounds of the Fort Myers Cemetery were properly maintained. As the appointed agent for the Fort Myers Cemetery Association, he cleared land, graded driveways, erected fences, re-platted the cemetery, and created a map of grave locations. After Roberts died in 1937, his widow continued to live in the house. After she died in 1970, the church, by then renamed the First United Methodist Church, bought the house it had sold to the Roberts family decades before and subsequently demolished it. Today, the site is part of a school complex and a parking lot. Walk down First Street to the site where the Carl F. Roberts family lived for decades as Fort Myers grew from pioneer town to modern city. Then walk a few more blocks to the Southwest Florida Museum of History to learn more about the early civic and business leaders who walked First Street before you. For information, call 321-7430 or go to www.museumofhistory.org. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Be sure to visit one of the areas best research centers, the Southwest Florida Historical Society, where you can delve into the life and times of Carl Roberts. The all-volunteer non-profit organization is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard on the campus of the Lee County Alliance for the Arts. Contact the society at 939-4044 or visit on Wednesday or Saturday between 9 a.m. and noon. Sources: Archives of the Southwest Florida Historical Society, the Passing Scene by Marian Godown, and the Story of Fort Myers by Karl H. Grismer. The church bought the house back around 1970, after Mrs. Carl F. (Emma) Roberts died, only to later demolish it. Today, a school and parking lot are located on the site photo by Gerri Reaves The Carl F. Roberts family moved into this house on First Street (circa 1908) after buying it from the Methodist Church. Those pictured are unidentified, but evidence suggests they might be Carl and Emma Roberts and their children, Esther and Carl courtesy of the Southwest Florida Historical Society 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 SaggauTHE RIVER APRIL 26, 20132


3 THE RIVER APRIL 26, 2013 Fort Myers Public Art Fire Danceby Tom HallAt its annual conference each year, the Florida Association of Public Art Professionals takes note of the public art projects completed throughout Florida during the previous calendar year. In 2011, Parallel Park, the 30,000-square-foot Marylyn Dintenfass public art installation that has first-time visitors asking whether the Lee County Justice Center parking garage is a fine art museum, was included in FAPAPs Year in Review. This year, Fire Dance will be Fort Myers featured entry in the associations much-anticipated statewide public art survey. Fire Dance is the first commission awarded to an artist by the City of Fort Myers Public Art Committee under an ordinance enacted in 2004 that encourages developers to fund public art projects within the city. Located at the eastern edge of Centennial Park West, the 25-foot-tall Dupont red aluminum sculpture symbolizes the energy and vitality of the park during jazz festivals and other musical events. The sculptor is David Black. He was chosen by the public art committee from a field of 162 artists who responded to the citys national call to artists interested in submitting their qualifications. Black is a world-renowned monumental artist whos won 35 national and three international sculpture competitions. A professor of art at Ohio State University for 30 years, the Gloucester, Massachusetts native received his BA cum laude from Wesleyan University, where he was also Phi Beta Kappa, and his MA from Indiana University. Jack Becker and Rebecca Martin Nagy are serving as jurors for FAPAPs Year in Review, and together they will single out and comment on the most exemplary public art projects completed in 2012. Last year, the FAPAP held its annual conference in Fort Myers, marking the first time the conference was held in Southwest Florida since FAPAP began gathering in 1998. In May, FAPAP will meet in Clearwater for this years annual conference. The FAPAP arose out of an informal meeting in the spring of 1997 between Vincent Ahern, coordinator of public art for the University of South Florida, Jan Stein, public arts administrator for Hillsborough County, and Barbara Anderson Hill, who served at the time as the City of Tampas public arts administrator. Together, Ahern, Stein and Hill perceived the need for public art administrators across the state to assemble annually to discuss the issues faced by all public art programs. Since then, FAPAP has been workingcontinued on page 6 The installation of Fire Dance began on January 24, 2012 in Centennial Park 2013 Lincoln-Reagan DinnerHosted by the Lee County Republican Executive Committee Thursday, May 166pm Reception & Cash Bar 7pm Dinner & Program*Vegetarian Meal available on requestIntroductions byHonorable Porter GossHonorary ChairSenator Lizbeth Benacquisto FeaturingTucker Carlson 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 The Morgan HouseSunday, May 12th10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Reservations Required337-3377 33 Patio de Leon, Fort Myers in downtowns historic River District www.morganhouserestaurant.com Mothers Day Buffet Annual


THE RIVER APRIL 26, 20134 Edison Festival iBook At EstatesThe Edison & Ford Winter Estates and The News-Press Media Group will offer visitors a sneak peek of the first iBook produced by The News-Press, The Edison Festival of Light Looking Back in Pictures which features Thomas Edison and his Fort Myers estate through June 2013. The iBook commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Edison Festival and features 220 images including the first and only complete gallery of every king and queen of Edisonia, historic and current videos, interactive quiz, and highlights from the 2013 Edison Festival of Light Parade. Visitors can view the book at the Edison Ford Museum Store on iPads provided by The News-Press before they purchase the Edison iBook for $2.99. To get a copy of the Edison iBook, download the free iBook app in the iTunes store, then search for Edison Festival. The Edison Ford is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 334-7419 or visit the website at www.edisonfordwinterestates.org. The Edison Festival of Light Looking Back in Pictures iBook is available on iPad at Edison & Ford Winter Estates Individual Artist Grant Recipients Display Work At Alliance For The ArtsAnnually, the City of Fort Myers supports arts and cultural programming through a competitive grant process. Grants are awarded to artists who commit to make a cultural contribution to the cityscape and to enhance access by City residents and visitors to a spectrum of arts and cultural experiences. The Alliance for the Arts May exhibit will feature a variety of artwork created by recent grant recipients. The opening reception is Friday, May 3 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The exhibit will run through Saturday, May 25. The public is welcome to come and view the work, meet the artists and enjoy the opening celebration. Public Art Committee member Ava Roeder will lead a Gallery Walk & Talk on Saturday, May 4 from 10 to 11 a.m. Artwork by members of the Pan American Art League will be on display in the Member Gallery throughout the exhibit. The Alliance for the Arts proudly supports artists and arts organizations in our area as the state designated Local Arts Agency for Lee County. The Alliance 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, located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Visitors viewing work at the Alliance for the Arts gallery Alliance for the Arts gallery 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!


5 THE RIVER APRIL 26, 2013 Heights Club Participates In Estero Chess Tournament Heights Elementary Schools Chess Club, made up of 30 students, participated in the annual Estero Chess Tournament. The following students placed in their division: Andrei Petryk, second place, and Matt Einbinder, fifth place: 5th to 8th grade division; Rohan Shenoy, sixth place, and Alexandra Polk, eighth place: 4th grade division; Marcos Pertryk, seventh place: K to 3rd grade division. The Chess Club is sponsored by interested parents and community members. Piano Concert At Chapel Young musicians will play piano in a concert on April 28 at Chapel by the Sea Presbyterian Church on Fort Myers Beach at 1 pm. Ranging in age from four to 14, these students are pupils of Michael and Elena Melnikov. Michael is the director of music at Chapel by the Sea and Elena is the organist at the First Baptist Church of Fort Myers. Heights Elementary School students and their teacher, Lisa Alexander Joseph And Michelle Caulkins Present ConcertVocal Artistrys Artistic Director Joseph Caulkins and his wife and soprano Michelle Caulkins will present Les Deux Amricains, a concert of solos and duets from sacred to secular, Broadway to the Beatles and more on Sunday, April 28 at 3 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Fort Myers in the River District. The concert is free, and all are welcome. The two Americans, as they are called in their summer vacation village in Axat, France are presenting a special preview of a concert they will be singing in Southern France this July as a part of the Les Amis du Haut Village (The Friends of the High Village) summer series of events and concerts. The Caulkins spend their summers renewing and relaxing in Axat each year and are looking forward to their Fort Myers preview. It is such an honor to be asked to perform for our little village. They are such wonderful neighbors and have been so welcoming to Michelle and I, but we were shocked when they proposed the idea of doing a concert for our town. said Joseph. The music featured in Les Deux Amricains will be mostly American music with a little French as well. Highlights include: Andrew Lloyd Webbers All I Ask of You and Pie Jesu, Somewhere from West Side Story, Bring Him Home, Soon Its Gonna Rain and Eleanor Rigby. Judy Richey, accompanist for Vocal Artistry will be playing for this program. We dont have many opportunities during the season for Joseph and I to sing together. We thought this would be a good way for us to say thank you to all our friends and patrons who have been so supportive for the 12 years we have lived in Fort Myers, said Michelle. This is a free concert and all are welcome. R i v www.nervousnellies.net 1131 1st St., Ft. Myers Beach GPS COORDINATES: 10% OFF Offer valid with Cash payments only...No credit cards. ONE COUPON PER TABLE Can not be used with any other offer. 18% Gratuity may be added to bill before discount. 11am 10pm, Expires May 3, 2013 Happy Hour All Day, Everyday w w w w i i i i t t t t t t h h h h h h L L L L i i i i v v e e m m m u u u u s s s s i i i i c c c c t t t t o o o o o o ! ! Snacks in Between 11am-10pm FREE Assistance


THE RIVER APRIL 26, 20136 Celebrate Mothers TeaThe Lake Kennedy Senior Center announces the inaugural Celebrate Mothers Tea on Friday, May 10. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. and the program begins at 2 p.m. This is an opportunity for us all to appreciate those women who have touched our lives in more ways than one. She could be a friend, a family member and/or mentor; treat her to a special outing to show how much you care. Event activities include entertainment and dancing, a delectable lunch, an inspiring keynote speaker Robin Church from Shell Point Retirement Community and a Drapers and Damons fashion show. Gentlemen, bring the lady of your life, mother, friend or wife. Ladies, bring your mothers and girlfriends alike. Fancy tea cups and elegant big hats are encouraged but not required. Lunch and door prizes are included in the $5 per person price. Pre-registration is preferred; walk-ins are welcome. The Lake Kennedy Center is located at 400 Santa Barbara Blvd. in Cape Coral. Call 574-0575 for reservations or more information. From page 3Fire Danceto encourage awareness of the social and economic benefits associated with public art programs and provide educational, informational and networking opportunities for individuals, institutions, governments and businesses involved in public art. Today, there are more than 60 public art programs throughout Florida which, in the aggregate, possess and maintain over 4,000 works of art in public spaces. There are 45 separate artworks located at 23 different sites throughout the City of Fort Myers. Of these, 37 are administered and maintained by the Fort Myers Public Art Committee. An arts advocate, Tom Hall guides weekly walking tours of the River Districts public art collection in Fort Myers. For more information, go to truetours.net. League Of Women VotersThe League Of Women Voters Of Lee County Florida will meet Saturday, May 4 from 9:30 a.m. to noon for the presentation Climate Change: Where Are We Now? Registration and networking begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by the program at 10 a.m. The keynote speaker is James Beever, principal planner of Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council (SWFRPC). Beever is an expert in natural resources and climate change in Southwest Florida. His responsibilities include implementing the environmental planning review for the SWFRPC. The meeting will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, 12600 University Drive in Fort Myers (northeast corner of Summerlin Road and College Parkway). Cost is $10 for continental breakfast. Checks to LWVLCF are preferred. Student rates are available. For reservations, call 278-1032 or e-mail lwvlee@ yahoo.com by April 30. 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. AbudlHaq Muhammed To Speak At Democratic Womens Club MeetingThe Democratic Womens Club of Lee County will have AbdulHaq Muhammed as its featured speaker at the Saturday, May 11 meeting. He is the founder of Quality Life Center and has served as its executive director since the organization was formally incorporated in 1992. The Quality Life Center is based in the Dunbar community of Fort Myers and provides support for education, youth enrichment, personal development, community development and social services for at-risk youth and their families. Services offered include youth programs, social services, adult programs, workshops, scholarships for graduating high school seniors, community access partners and summer camp. Muhammed has a vision for uplifting children and adults through confidence-building programs based on core values that will teach the tools of a rewarding life. He has more than 30 years of experience designing and providing positive workshops. He is a motivational speaker, conducting workshops on such topics as organizational development. The meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn in South Fort Myers, located at the northeast corner of College Parkway and Summerlin Road. A lunch will be served following the meeting at a cost of $18 per person. Visitors may make reservations for lunch by contacting Jim Helms at jimbhelms@hotmail.com or by calling 432-0970. Hortoons Karate Classes At Bay OaksBay Oaks Recreation Center is offering karate classes on Mondays and Wednesdays. Youth classes (ages nine to 14) are at 5 p.m. and adult classes (ages 15 and older) are at 6 p.m. Students will learn dojo etiquette, basic punches, kicks, blocks and beginning forms. Classes will include physical conditioning and stretching. Emphasis will be placed on self control, discipline and respect for self and others. Sparring will not be taught to beginning students. All classes are designed for boys and girls. No uniforms are required for beginning students. The cost is $45 per month for members and $50 per month for non-members. To sign up, call 675-4222 ext. 183. Bay Oaks is at 2731 Oak Street on Fort Myers Beach. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com Free Vessel Safety ChecksThe San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron is offering free vessel safety checks for area boaters. The free inspections are authorized by the United States Coast Guard. Upon passing of the examination of the boat, the squadron inspector will present the boater with a 2013 Vessel Safety Check sticker, indicating that the boat has passed a safety check. In the event of a boat not passing inspection, no notice is given to law enforcement, it will be up to the boater to correct the infraction and contact the squadron for a new inspection. To make an appointment for a vessel safety check examiner to come to your boat for this free service, call 466-4040.


7 THE RIVER APRIL 26, 2013 Kiwanians Lead Effort In Child Safety CampaignThe Lee County and Labelle area Kiwanis clubs have joined together in a child safety awareness campaign, called Not Even for a Minute, designed to educate the public on the dangers on leaving unattended children in the car. Trinky Jarrett, a Kiwanis Club of Fort Myers Beach member and wife of Division 19 Lt. Governor Robert Jarrett, organized the design and printing of 5,000 car decals and fact sheets with money from a fundraiser involving all 14 Kiwanis clubs in the area. The decals have been distributed to daycare centers, churches, nursery schools and childrens healthcare clinics in Lee County and Labelle. Parents should place the decal either on their dashboards or on the car window by where the childs car seat is, said Trinky. She is looking for funds to print more decals to keep up with demand. We want to make the public aware that it is dangerous to leave an unattended child in the car even if its only for a minute, she said. Kids are left unattended in cars every year. Too many of these children die. Others suffer thermal burns, severe dehydration, seizures, kidney damage and brain damage. One death is too many. Statistics that are shared in the Not Even for a Minute campaign include: Unattended children may become entrapped in a trunk, set a vehicle in motion or be abducted. Even on cool days vehicles can heat up quickly, with the greatest increase occurring on the first 15 to 20 minutes. Metal vehicles (especially dark ones) act like solar ovens. When the outside temperature is 93 degrees,the inside of the car temperature can spike to 125 degrees in 20 minutes. If the outside of temperature is 75 degrees, the inside car temperature can shoot to 110 degrees in just minutes. For more information on the Not Even for a Minute campaign or to contribute to printing expenses, contact Trinky Jarrett at 745-5455 or email her at trinkyj@gmail. com. Not Even for a Minute car decal Robert and Trinky Jarrett Letter Carrier Food DriveUnited States Postal Service customers in Lee, Charlotte and Collier counties are urged to participate in the 21st annual National Letter Carriers Food Drive on Saturday, May 11. This is the nations largest oneday food drive. Letter Carriers will be collecting nonperishable food when they make their regular deliveries. The annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive will assist in replenishing food banks and pantries. Food banks are notoriously empty during summer months and the need for food is even greater since many children no longer have the benefit of their school food program. Collected food donations will be delivered to the Harry Chapin Food Bank and Wake Up America in Lee County, Collier Harvest in Collier County and other participating agencies. All food donated is distributed to at no cost to the participating agencies. Monetary donations are also accepted; checks should be made payable to the Harry Chapin Food Bank or Wake Up America in Lee County and Collier Harvest in Collier County. Virtually any kind of food may be donated in unopened, non-breakable containers. Items especially in need are peanut butter, tuna, rice, beans and canned meats, fruits, vegetables and soups. Individuals who wont be able to participate on May 11 (seasonal residents and visitors, especially) may drop off their food items in advance at any Post Office for inclusion in the food drive. The Postal Service is also requesting volunteers to help make this the most successful food drive yet: Volunteers are needed to assist rural letter carriers who use their private vehicles for mail delivery on May 11. Contact Debi Mitchell in Lee County at 573-9638; and Jesse Costin in Collier County at 643-4716. Volunteers are also needed to assist with food sorting on May 11. Contact Bedzaida Bryen at the Harry Chapin Food Bank at 334-7007, or Kim Berghs at the United Way at 433-2000 ext. 260. RESTAURANTCourtneys has something for everyone. Come & see why Courtneys aims to please!239.466.464620351 SUMMERLIN ROAD, FORT MYERS. ACROSS FROM TANGER FACTORY OUTLETS. IN THE PUBLIX SHOPPING PLAZA.Hours: Closed Monday Tues. Thurs. 11am to 9pm Fri. & Sat. 11am to 10pm Sunday Brunch 10am to 3pm NOW SERVING LUNCH JOIN US FOR SUNDAY BRUNCHSUNSET DINING SPECIAL4-6PM EVERY DAY PRICES STARTING AT $11HAPPY HOUR DAILY4PM-6PM IN OUR BEAUTIFUL LOUNGEREDUCED DRINK PRICES AND $2.00 OFF APPETIZERS Award Winning Chef Dale TonellNOW OPEN AT THEIR NEW HOME. SUNSET DINNER SPECIALS 2 FOR $3000Dinners are from our Sunset Dining Menu and include your choice of Beer, House Wine or Well Drink 4pm 6pm only. ENDLESS TRAILS ENDLESS TRAILS FLORIDA HORSEBACK TRAIL RIDING FLORIDA HORSEBACK TRAIL RIDING Lark Campisano Lark Campisano& Ray Simpson Ray SimpsonTRAIL GUIDES19201 Matt Road Fort Myers, FL 33917 (239) 731-3265 (239) 731-3265or (239) 560-4589 (239) 560-4589


THE RIVER APRIL 26, 20138 Along The RiverEvery Saturday morning, The Alliance for the Arts GreenMarket offers an exclusive selection of locally grown, caught and cultivated foods and other products available to sample and purchase. There is live entertainment by local musicians and activities for kids, gardening classes and cooking demonstrations by local chefs. Eating locally grown and produced foods are good for the area economy and great for your health. Vendors at the GreenMarket offer chemical-free and organic produce, along with fresh baked goods, native plants and all-natural products. Alliance for the Arts is at 10091 McGregor Boulevard near the Colonial intersection. It is open year-round from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 939-2787 or go to www. artinlee.org. On Saturday, April 27, join Fort Myers car enthusiasts at the Downtown Car Cruise-In in the historic River District. Held on the fourth Saturday of every month, the event features vintage, modern and unique cars from 5 to 8 p.m. along with a DJ spinning classic rock tunes. All cars are welcome to the free event. For more information, call 1-855-RDA-EVENTS (732-3836). On Sunday, April 28, head to Old San Carlos Boulevard on Fort Myers Beach for tasty samples from local area restaurants as well as great live entertainment at the 18th annual Taste of the Beach. More than 20 restaurants will participate while country rock recording artists Craig Campbell, Brett Eldredge and the Grayson Rogers Band perform live onstage. Gates open at 11 a.m. and food will be served until 6 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and children over 12. Children under 12 are free. Food tickets are $1 each with a $5 average food serving price. A panel of celebrity judges will award Taste of the Beach Best Taste Awards on stage at 4 p.m. For information, call 454-7500 or go to www.chamber.fortmyersbeach.org. Nervous Nellies Crazy Waterfront Eatery is Fort Myers Beachs liveliest destination offering food, drinks and live music daily from the areas premier talent. Check Nellies website for a calendar of live performances. Just upstairs from Nellies is Uglys Waterside Bar, the place where everyone gets prettier. Happy hour specials are served all day, every day. Nervous Nellies and Uglys are located at 1131 First Street, Fort Myers Beach in the historic Baywalk district. The GPS coordinates for Nellies Snug Harbour Marina are 26.41 N 81.18 W. Call 463-8077 or go to www.nervousnellies.net. Need a change of scenery but dont want to spend all day driving? Get moooovin to Sanibel for udderly great food, drinks and desserts at The Island Cow. The bistro is airy with French doors out to the front and patios in the back. Breakfast is served Monday through Saturday from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Sunday brunch runs until noon. Lunch begins daily at 11 a.m. At dinner time, dine under the stars while you listen to live music on one of Sanibels only al fresco eating porches. Dinner service closes when the music ends. For large parties or when youre in a hurry, call ahead for reservations. Stop in at the bar any time for a snack or take away orders. The Island Cow is located at 2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Call 472-0606 or go to sanibelislandcow.com. Springtime is perfect for entertaining with friends and family. When in comes to catering, The Morgan House Restaurant is a full-service provider for well organized events. From decor to flowers to food and beverages, Chef Corry Blanton and the restaurants professional staff will make your event a success and delight your guests with attention to every detail. Whether its a backyard barbecue for 300 people or an elegant reception for 50, The Morgan House will handle every detail, down to the last flower petal on the table. The Morgan House Restaurant is fully licensed and insured for catering events anywhere. For information, contact Laura Williams at 284-3721 Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. or email morganhousecatering@gmail.com. The Morgan House is at 33 Patio de Leon in downtown Fort Myers historic River District. Call 337-3377 or go to www.morganhouserestaurant.com. Sanibels Island Cow: Corona and crayons are a great combination Whether you arrive by land or sea, parking for Nervous Nellies patrons is free Reservations Required for All Cruises All Cruises(239)472-5300Cruises depart from beautiful Captiva Islandwww.captivacruises.com Call for departure timeTHE BEST WAY TO SEE THE ISLANDS IS FROM THE WATER 10 a.m. Island Cruise to Useppa Or Cabbage Key Adventure Sailing Cruises 4:00 p.m. Dolphin Watch Cruise Beach & Shelling Cruise Sunset Serenade Cruise with Island Musicians w ww.SeabreezeN u rseries.com ( 239 ) 5 60-1422 W HI T EFL Y or Sooty Mold? ? 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9 THE RIVER APRIL 26, 2013 Rotary Raises Funds For RelayThe Fort Myers South Rotary Relay for Life team exceeded its goal of $2,500 by raising over $4,000 at this past Saturdays Relay for Life event held at Hammond Stadium. The Fort Myers Relay For Lifes goal this year was $175,000. As of noon on Saturday, they were at $142,000. Relay season still has a few more weeks so we are confident the goal will be met, said Roger Mercado, Jr., president elect of Fort Myers South Rotary. I am so thankful for all the Rotarians who came out and supported such a wonderful cause. Many contributed individually but also went above and beyond to raise funds. Relay for Life is an annual event in which more than four million people in over 20 countries take part in to raise funds and awareness to save lives from cancer. Fort Myers South Rotary meetings are held each Monday at noon at the Bell Crowne Plaza Select, located at 13051 Bell Tower Drive. Visit the website at http://www.rotarysouthftmyers.org/. Ultimate Water Games And Racing ExhibitonThe Ultimate Water Games will host a full day of racing exhibitions in outrigger canoe and paddleboard races within 150 feet of the shoreline of Fort Myers Beach all day on Sunday, April 28 in front of the Pink Shell Beach Resort and Marina. A spring break crowd exceeding several thousand people is expected to watch the paddling competitions. The event is 16.4 miles in length, racing in 4.1 mile legs, featuring Lemansstyle beach starts on all four legs. Six member-crew outriggers will begin race for prize money over a course that parallels the shoreline of the northern point of Fort Myers Beach. Two of the top outrigger competitor teams Huki California from Sacramento, California and Kai Aniani from Clear Water Florida are sending full teams in the hope of winning top honors among the many teams expected to compete in the four-hour program. The competition will feature individual racing around a quarter mile oval on the Gulf of Mexico next to the Pink Shell beach. The race is 2.5 miles with obstacle challenges for paddlers. Six member collegiate teams will compete from regional colleges and universities. The Fort Myers South Rotary Relay for Life team We Proudly Brew 2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, Fl 33957 Ph: 239.472.0606 www.SanibelIslandCow.com 395 7 7 P P P P P h h h h: h: 2 2 2 2 2 39 39 39 39 4 4 72 0606wwwSanibelIslandCowcom aij amandasislandjewelswww. .com amandasislandjewelsAmandas Island JewelsAvailable Here & Onlinewww.AmandasIslandJewels.com Tropical Outdoor Patio Seating Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow with our Famous Stone Crabs1/2 lb & 1 lb. quantities Appetizers & Full Dinners Best Prices On The Planet Fun "new" Moo Wear for all ages Come Try our Come Try our NEW NEW Cowlicious Cowlicious Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials Sanibels Most Award Winning RestaurantServing Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week. Snacks In-between Live Music! Outdoor Seating LIVE LIVE MUSIC MUSIC s s Always Fresh ...Always! way s! w w Always Fresh ...Always Fun! Servin A ..Always To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


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 APRIL 26, 201310


11 THE RIVER APRIL 26, 2013 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. Auction Nets Over $40,000Southwest Florida Christian Academy (SFCA) held A Knight for the Kids on March 9. The annual auction and dinner, catered by Carrabbas, was a huge success as it netted more than $40,000. Jay Sievert was the celebrity auctioneer and kept the program full of fun and laughter as he sought to increase the bidding. It took many volunteers to recreate an era of kings and knights. The proceeds will go toward SFCAs new Accelerated Reader program, technology and the schools financial aid program. Auctioneer Jay Sievert worked the crowd Read us online at IslandSunNews.com DOMINIC MANARITEA memorial service for Dominic Manarite will be held on Saturday, May 4 at 11 a.m. on the Sanibel Causeway. Look for signs. A lunch reception will follow at the Sanibel Community Churchs Fellowship Hall, with open microphone (see www.sanibelchurch.com). Dress is casual. After a 13-year battle with advanced, metastatic prostate cancer, Dominic Anthony Manarite left this world on April 12, 2013 and crossed over into Heaven. Dominic was best known on Sanibel and Captiva Islands in the s as Captain Dominic of Janice Too Charters at Castaways Marina, and previously as a favorite bartender at Tween Waters Inn. He also worked at Baileys liquor store, The Grog Shop, in recent years after leaving the charter guide business. Dominic leaves behind his wife Jan and their son Mico. He also leaves behind his son Tony and daughters Gina, Carla and Nicole of Springfield, Massachusetts, along with their respective families. He leaves his brother Michael and wife Simone, his sister Addie and her family in Texas, and his sister Toni and her family in Massachusetts. Dominic passed away peacefully in capable hands of the nurses of Hospice House in Fort Myers, Florida. He found great peace in his final months with short, simple prayers with his wife, being read to from books written by those who have had end-of-life experiences, and saying his rosary in private. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a donation in Dominics name to the Prostate Cancer Research Institute (www.PCRI.org) or send support to the Manarite family. Condolences can be sent to: Jan and Mico Manarite, 411 Airport Way, Sanibel, FL 33957. For people who would like to sign his online guestbook, it can be found at www.horizonfunerals.com. For those who cannot make the memorial service, a DVD recording can be obtained by emailing Jan at JManarite@hotmail.com. MEMORIAL SERVICE To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


THE RIVER APRIL 26, 201312 Great Fishing Is Here; Tarpon Being Sightedby Capt. Matt MitchellFishing just keeps getting better and better as our water temperature is now up into the low 80s and right where it should be for this time of year. Live bait fishing for snook, redfish and big trout was all going off this week. Every days fishing also resulted in more and more tarpon sightings. Our tarpon fishing will really get into full swing within the next week or two. Live chumming mangrove islands and pot holes with live shiners really had the fish exploding on baits. Filling the livewell with hundreds of shiners made for easy fishing. Simply pulling into an area and throwing stunned live shiners into the hole quickly let you know if the area was worth fishing. Watching snook, redfish and trout pop these baits right on the surface sure makes for some exciting action. Catch-and-release snook fishing this week was the best I can remember since before the big snook kill of three years ago. Although our big snook of the week was only in the mid 30-inch range, we had several real monsters hooked up that just could not be tamed. Mangrove islands in the mouth of the river and south of Matlacha Pass held some of the bigger fish but almost every mangrove point, oyster bar and dock throughout the sound held good numbers of snook in the 24to mid 30-inch range. Its great to see this fishery coming back strong as these fish are a blast to catch. Redfish action on the higher stages of the tide was also a sure bet. The redfish were also responding well to live shiners and often mixed right in with the snook. Reds up to 31 inches were caught this week, along with the average size fish now in the mid 20-inch range. During low water, sand holes out from oyster bars and deeper mangrove shorelines were a good bet to hook into a redfish. April is always one of our best months for big trout. This proved true this week with some real giants caught. Shallow potholes out on the grass flats and around oyster bars held some of the biggest trout I have seen all year. Several 27and 28-inch monsters were caught while throwing big shiners and pinfish. Lots of trout from 18 to 22 inches could be found on most any clear flat in the twoto four-foot depth range. Spanish mackerel are also thick out along the beaches, along with all the other species that follow them. This is some easy fishing if you just want to bend a rod as they can be caught by either casting through the breaking fish or trolling spoons and small plugs around feeding birds gulfside. Have a big rod ready if youre going to do this as tarpon, sharks and cobia are right around these mackerel schools, too. This week for me will mark the start of tarpon fishing this season. This hands down is my favorite fishing of the year. Im really looking forward to switching it up to chasing tarpon after a long winter. If you have never caught a tarpon, you probably have no idea of what all the hype is about. If you have caught tarpon, your gear is ready and youre ready to get that first fish of the season, too.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. Liz Reinemo of Cape Cod with a 32-inch snook she caught on her first cast of the trip while fishing with Capt. Matt Mitchell this week ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. 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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) The 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. Our email address is press@riverweekly.com


13 THE RIVER APRIL 26, 2013 CROW Case Of The Week Pileated Woodpeckerby Patricia MolloyIf you live in Southwest Florida, you are no doubt familiar with the rhythmic drumming sound created by the pileated woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus). At 15 inches in length, it is one of the largest woodpeckers inhabiting North America. The non-migratory bird is easily recognizable due to its bright red crest, long bill, zebra-striped head and neck, and beautiful white wing lining. The enthusiastic drumming sound they create is similar to loud hammering and can be heard from a great distance. The behavior is a woodpeckers way of establishing its territory and to attract a mate. On occasion, an inexperienced woodpecker will hit a sour note when it mistakes a hard metal roof or light fixture for a softer hollow tree. Carpenter ants are the favorite meal of this omnivorous woodpecker. It will forage for its food by digging sizeable holes in tree trunks or peel long strips of bark away to expose ant and beetle larvae. Additionally, these woodpeckers have been known to supplement their diets with nuts and fruits found on the ground. When a pileated woodpecker arrived at CROW last week, it showed signs of trauma. Its very neurologic and for a woodpecker, it is very quiet, said Dr. Helen Ingraham, DVM intern. We took radiographs, but they came back normal, even though it acts like it has a spinal issue. Dr. Heather prescribed meloxicam (a nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug) and tramadol (a pain medication) to make the patient more comfortable. The woodpecker showed little signs of improvement during the first 24 hours. It doesnt flap his wings very much and his left leg isnt moving at all, so I started doing some physical therapy on the leg, said Dr. Helen. After nearly a week of critical care, the patients condition improved and Dr. Heather relocated it to one of the outdoor flight cages. The woodpecker is flying normally but must fully regain its strength before being released back into the wild. Be a good steward of the environment and help CROW continue its mission to save the lives of sick and injured wildlife. After all, gopher tortoises, exotic birds and mammals do not have health insurance to cover their bills. Donations may be used to help specific patients (such as this extraordinary woodpecker, patient #0872) or a specific species. Go to CROWs website for more information. 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 PO Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit: www. crowclinic.org. A beautiful pileated woodpecker after its daily weigh-in 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 a l L oca ti o n s : 1156 N. Tamiami Trail in North Fort M y ers Call 997-577 7 2397 Davis Blvd in Naples Call 793-5800 H ou r s: 8 am -5:30pm Mon-Sa t $ 99 9 5 Sta i n l ess Stee l Power Coate d W hi te Due l Trumpet Horn B i m i n i To p $ 199 L arge Se l ect i on of Steer i n g W h ee l s


THE RIVER APRIL 26, 201314 Plant SmartWatch For Wildflowersby Gerri ReavesThink twice before you refer to a field as empty or say theres nothing there. Wildflower lovers know different especially this time of year when even the most common blooms are in greater profusion along roadsides and in fields. If you can safely catch a glimpse of these beauties while at a stop light, enjoy. Or even better, pull over, park the car and yield to the temptation to explore a field on foot. Some wildflowers are easy to see from a distance, such as swathes of yellow tickseed ( Coreopsis leavenworthii), black-eyed Susan ( Rudbeckia hirta), and white-petaled Spanish needle (Bidens alba) and delicate oakleaf fleabane ( Erigeron quercifolius). Get a little closer, however, and youll discover flowers and colors too small to perceive from the car. In the field pictured here, for example, are hidden treasures like native star-rush whitetop (Rhynchospora colorata), yellow husk tomato (Physalis pubescens), narrowleaf blue-eyed grass (Sisyrinchium angustifolium), and pink marsh fleabane (pluchea rosea). Also present are the non-native but Florida friendly red tasselflower (Emilia fosbergii), various bright-yellow members of the pea family and many others. The fact that these wildflowers are unbidden, uncultivated, and uncared for that they simply appear where they can and triumph over bulldozers and pesticides makes them all the more enchanting and deserving of appreciation. Despite habitat loss and other odds against them, they persist in beautifying the landscape and insuring the survival of butterflies, birds and insects. And all for free. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. Empty field is a misnomer for this wildflower-laden area along U.S. 41 photos by Gerri Reaves Nature has already landscaped this roadside with Spanish needle, a larval and nectar food for butterflies Tickseed and oakleaf fleabane are visible from the road, narrowleaf blue-eyed grass not Caring For Your PlantsPool Cage Palmsby Justen DobbsI find a lot of homes in Fort Myers have screened in lanais with trees that have become way overgrown. Maybe this is you? Most landscapers and homebuilders install palms or trees in pool cages not knowing their eventual height. Some of these palms include Christmas palms (Adonidia merrillii), areca palms (Dypsis lutescens) and solitaire palms (Ptchosperma elegans). These palms look nice when first planted and while the homebuilder or landscaper has long since been paid and left; years later, the trees begin to grow through the mosquito screen above. In other words, the original landscapers basically didnt care what the palms or trees would grow up to down the line. This can become a costly dilemma for you, the homeowner. So, what can you do? Or what if its too late? Typically, you can have a knowledgeable local landscaper come in and transplant the tree to your yard where it will have a chance to reach its full potential (make sure it is planted in the right amount of sunlight too much full sun and it may burn, too little and it may stretch for light). This knowledgeable landscaper can then plant a new palm tree in its place that does not shed a lot of fronds and has a slower growth rate. You will notice that I used the adjective knowledgeable twice this is because most local landscapers will not be able to make a good recommendation because they usually have a very small number of palm trees at their disposal. Make sure you shop around. You can also plant a new palm tree yourself to save some cost, but if it isnt planted correctly (amended soil, no air pockets around roots, proper watering, etc.) you risk losing it and end up paying more money in the long run for another replacement. I recommend staying with a palm tree because hardwood trees and bushes require trimming and drop dead leaves, which may fall into your pool or decompose on your pool deck causing stains. I recommend the following palm trees because they are bushy, lush, tropicallooking, clumping, dwarf and low maintenance: Lady palm (Rhapis excelsa) Bamboo palm (Chamaedorea seifrizii) Cat palm (Chamaedorea cataractarum) Bottle palm (Hyophorbe lagencaulis) Pigmy date palm (Phoenix roebellinii) male specimen if possible Ruffled fan palm (Licuala spinosa) Dioon cycad not a palm, but looks similar If your pool-side planters do not have irrigation in place, any of the above continued on page 18 Ruffled fan palms have an exotic circular leaf and stay fairly short Lady palms produce multiple canes and neat leaves with fingers. Notice the colorful bromeliads underneath


15 THE RIVER APRIL 26, 2013 Fort Myers Miracle Begin Season With A Blazing 14-3 Record, Best In Franchise Historyby Ed FrankThe torrid streak cannot last forever, but its certain that the Fort Myers Miracle baseball team is enjoying while it can. The Miracle began the week with a 14-3 (.823) season record probably the best season start in all of professional baseball, major, minor or independent leagues. Miguel Sano, the number one prospect in the Minnesota Twins organization, was leading the Florida State League in batting (.375), home runs (6) RBIs (16) and total bases (47). With those kinds of numbers, dont be surprised if it isnt long before the Twins move him out of Fort Myers with a promotion to Double A New Britain. The Miracle was atop the FSL in hitting, with a team average of .296. In addition to Sano, two other Miracle players were in the leagues top eight Adam Pettersen at .360 and Eddie Rosario at .352. The feistiness of this Miracle team was evident last weekend in a game against the Palm Beach Cardinals in Jupiter. Although the Miracle lost the game 6-5 in 10 innings, there were plenty of fireworks earlier in the game. In the top of the fifth inning, the Cardinals reliever Brandon Creath sailed his first pitch behind Sanos head. After working the count to 3-1, Sano launched a monster home run that cleared a training facility far beyond the left field wall. Apparently as Sano rounded the bases, he spouted a few words at Creath and was ejected by plate umpire Fernando Rodriquez just after the home run. That set off an argument that resulted in the ejection of Miracle manager Doug Mientkiewicz, and then field umpire Charlie Tierney tossed Stephen Wickens from the Miracle bench. As the old saying goes, Theres nothing like fun at the ol ballpark. The 14-3 start by the Miracle is the best in the teams 21-year franchise history. How long that pace continues is anyones guess. But the first three weeks of the season has been great baseball. Fort Myers is home this weekend opposing the Charlotte Stone Crabs tonight, Friday, at 7:05 p.m. and tomorrow at 6:05 p.m. Everblades 1-1 In Conference Semi-finals The Florida Everblades, the ECHL defending Kelly Cup champions, has advanced to leagues American Conference semifinals after defeating the Elmira Jackals four games to two in the first round of the playoffs. At this papers deadline earlier this week, the Everblades had split the first two games of the conference semifinals against Reading. Those first two games were played at Reading. The Everblades returned home to Germain Arena for games three, four and five of the seven-game series. The puck drops at 7:30 p.m. tonight, Friday, in game four and 7 p.m. tomorrow for game five. If a sixth and seventh games are necessary, the series will move back to Reading. League Of Women Voters Monthly MeetingThe League of Women Voters of Lee County will conduct their next monthly meeting on Saturday, May 4 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Fort Myers. Registration and networking begins at 9:30 a.m. and the program will start at 10 a.m. The topic for the meeting is Climate Change: Where Are We? Among the subjects covered will be: Climate Change in Florida Sea Level Rising Renewable Energy Solutions Guest speakers will include: James Beever, Principal Planner, SWFRPC (Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council) is an expert in Natural Resources and Climate Change in Southwest Florida. His responsibilities include implementing the environmental planning review for the SWFRPC. Joy Hazell, Lee County Sea Grant Agent, UF/IFAS (University of Florida/ Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences) plans, develops, implements and evaluates comprehensive needs based marine and natural resource educational programs that focus on marine fisheries and habitat issues. Fitzroy B. Beckford, Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent, UF/IFAS (University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences) helps builders, growers and ranchers enhance their production and distribution capacities, while maintaining sound environmental principles; he assists them in adapting to new technology and protecting our environment. Cost is $10 per person, which includes a continental breakfast. Checks are preferred, made payable to LWV of Lee County FL. For reservations, call 278-1032 or e-mail lwvlee@yahoo. com by April 30. The meeting is open to league members and the interested public. Hilton Garden Inn is located at 12600 University Drive in Fort Myers. Jim Arado caught a 42-inch gag grouper April 16 while fishing with Capt. Neal and mate Rob Holmes aboard the vessel KUDO, Pure Naples. The fish, weighing in at 36 pounds, was released. They were 45 miles out, heading from Port/ Gordon Pass in Naples. Capt. Neal and mate Rob Holmes with the 42-inch gag grouper Fish Caught


THE RIVER APRIL 26, 201316 From page 1Patriotic Welcomethey could arrange something special for the veterans arrival to the islands. Nothing would give us a greater pleasure then to help honor a wounded serviceman, said Barrett. Members of both the Sanibel Fire & Rescue District and Iona-McGregor Fire Department gathered on Causeway Island A with a pair of ladder trucks. Borrowing a 30-foot American flag from the City of Fort Myers Fire Department, the two companies planned to hang the stars and stripes across the causeway road. But that task may not be as simple as it sounds. According to Barrett, its a rather complicated process: Step 1 Park two 75-foot ladder trucks on each side of the road just past A span Step 2 Rig ropes to the top of each ladder truck (for raising 30-foot flag) Step 3 Stop traffic Step 4 Raise flag without letting it touch the ground and secure top of flag Step 5 Realize flag needs to go up a lot higher to keep away from big trucks Step 6 Stop traffic (again) Step 7 Secure additional lines to bottom of flag and raise ladders to their maximum height After dozens of supportive honks, cheers, and pictures from cars, trucks and bicycles, we were ready for our honored visitors, said Barrett. Both fire departments lined up by their ladder trucks, snapped to attention, and saluted our guest as he passed. Preceded, of course, by a large contingent of civilian motorcycles, a Lee County Sheriffs Office motorcycle escort, and several fire department and law enforcement vehicles. The experience left Barrett, and all those who witnessed the huge American flag hanging above the entrance to the islands, with a warm and patriotic feeling. It left me with a great sense of honor and pride, he said. Its the least we could do, considering all he has done for our country. We should all be saluting our troops. The students and staff of The Sanibel School lined up outside to welcome Lance Corporal Christian Brown and his mother Lyn Brad en-Reed photo by Jeff LysiakEmail your editorial copy to: press@riverweekly.com Founder Of Operation Open Arms Praises Islanders Effortsby Jeff LysiakOn the same day that combat-wounded United States Marine Corps veteran Christian Brown was spending his first full day of vacation on Captiva Island, Operation Open Arms a nationally acclaimed military outreach program based in Southwest Florida was celebrating its eighth anniversary of providing much deserved time off and R&R benefits to active duty U.S. military service people and their families. Capt. John GiddyUp Bunch, founder of Operation Open Arms (OOA), greeted Brown and his mother, Lyn Braden-Reed, at Southwest Florida International Airport on April 18 from their home in Maryland. The pair was scheduled to spend five days on Captiva, with lodging provided by Jensens Twin Palm Resort & Marina. I greeted them at the airport, but I wanted them to enjoy the motorcade out to the islands by themselves, said Bunch, referring to last Thursdays patriotic outpouring of support displayed by the Sanibel and Iona-McGregor Fire Departments which hung a giant American flag between two ladder trucks at the base of the causeway bridge as well as students from The Sanibel School, who lined up along Sanibel-Captiva Road while waving red, white and blue banners, signs and flags. I got a text message from Christians mom she said that she was very, very touched by the kids from the school who did that, added Bunch. Since 2005, OOA has provided more than 2,000 vacations (including 99 weddings) for combat-wounded veterans. It is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization founded when Bunch, a charter fishing captain, offered to take an army forward scout on leave out for a day of fishing free of charge with these words: This fishing charter is about your service to our country. It will be free of charge. You deserve and have earned a free fishing trip with me. And the rest, as they say, is history. Over the years, OOA has been supported by individuals and businesses on both Sanibel and Captiva every time that Bunch has called upon them to help support a visiting veteran. But head and shoulders above all, Bunch wished to thank the three Jensen brothers: John, Jimmy and Dave. Jensens has been a bigger part of OOA than any other group, said Bunch. Im not sure that you could find three other men that are greater advocates for our troops than the Jensens. Honestly, I cant think of any time that Ive asked for something for our troops that they havent been there for us. Theyre just amazing. Bunch also offered praise for other Sanibel and Captiva businesses, including Jeff Shuff and his staff at Tween Waters Inn, The Green Flash and Sandy Stilwell, for providing $50 gift certificates to her restaurants. And in the end, thanks to the Jensen brothers was reiterated. If they cant do it, theyll find somebody who can, Bunch added Donations to Operation Open Arms can be made online at www.operationopenarms.org or by mail, payable to Operation Open Arms, PO Box 101, St. James City, FL 33956. Capt. John GiddyUp Bunch and his wife Jennifer


17 THE RIVER APRIL 26, 2013 Lance Corporal Christian Brown Celebration on the beach at The Mucky Duck on Captiva Marine Impressed With Outpouring Of Supportby Jeff LysiakIt may be approximately 990 miles from Lance Corporal Christian Browns home in Munford, Tennessee to Captiva, where the combat-wounded United States Marine Corps veteran was staying last weekend as an honorary guest of the Operation Open Arms program. However, according to Brown, the people of the island made him feel like he was home. All of the locals have been really kind to me, especially the school kids, said Brown, referring to the welcoming reception he and his mother, Lyn BradenReed, received upon their arrival to the islands on April 18: students from The Sanibel School greeted his motorcade with a patriotic salute of banners, signs and flags. They made me feel like I was from here, he added. In December 2011, while in Kajaki, Afghanistan, conducting combat operations during Operation Enduring Freedom, Brown was leading his squad on foot patrol when he stepped on an improvised explosive device (IED) and was seriously injured. Operation Open Arms arranged for Brown and his mother to spend five days enjoying some R&R on Captiva. On most days of his vacation, the 29-year-old has opted to spend them on the water fishing, his favorite activity thanks to the generosity of several local businesses and individuals. For instance, the pair was lodged at Jensens Twin Palm Resort & Marina, courtesy of the Jensen brothers themselves: Dave, Jimmy and John. The Jensens really opened up their place to me they fed me, clothed me, gave me fishing gear to use, all the tackle and bait I needed, said Brown. Plus, the boats were taken care of, too. I couldnt ask for anything more. Any time Ive tried to pay for something, they say everythings been taken care of. Another surprise awaited Brown when he got to his room. There mustve been 40 pints of Queenies Ice Cream in the freezer! he added with a laugh. And thats good ice cream, too. Shes a really nice lady. Brown also said that he and his mother have received VIP treatment wherever theyve gone on the islands. We went to dinner at the Keylime Bistro. We were standing in line on Friday night, because it was pretty crowded, and these people stood up and gave us their table, he recalled. And the food there was really good, too. Another bonus for the vacation to Southwest Florida for Brown was that he was able to spend time with Nicholas Del Campo, a fellow Marine whom he served with in Afghanistan who lives in West Palm Beach. Del Campo drove over from Floridas east coast in order to spend time with his former platoon mate. While Brown and Del Campo went fishing on Monday with local charter fishing captain Doug Mallon himself a veteran of the marine corps from 1967 to 1969 Braden-Reed was trying her hand at parasailing. She takes care of me full-time, so it was good for her to be able to get away and try something new, said Brown. She needed a break this vacation was good for her, too. During their fishing excursion, Mallon took the veterans around both islands, landing only one keeper-size trout. However, Brown enjoyed seeing a herd of manatees congregate near the shallow waters around the Sanibel Lighthouse. Other highlights of his stay on the islands included the Mullet Marching Parade last Friday evening on Captiva, a flight aboard a Lee County Sheriffs Office helicopter and a fish fry at American Legion Post 123. And, of course, the people that hes met. Everybodys just been so, so kind, Brown addes. On Tuesday, mother and son headed back to Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC, where Brown faces six more months of physical therapy before he will finally be able to return home to Tennessee. Donations to Operation Open Arms can be made online at www.operationopenarms.org or by mail, payable to Operation Open Arms, PO Box 101, St. James City, FL 33956.. Christian Brown, an Operation Open Arms visiting veteran, and local charter fishing captain Doug Mallon following Mondays fishing excursion around Sanibel and Captiva photo by Jeff Lysiak The Mullet Parade began at Jensens Twin Palm Marina and proceeded down Andy Rosse Lane to The Mucky Duck Lance Corporal Christian Brown, Dave Jensen, Capt. John Giddyup Bunch, Lyn Braden-Reed and Rev. Thomas E. Nyman


THE RIVER APRIL 26, 201318 Rush Gallery Opens New ExhibitionA new exhibition of paintings adorns the walls of The Julia and Richard H. Rush Collections Gallery at Edison State College. The exhibition, entitled High Renaissance to Impressionism, features works from the early 1500s to the beginning of the 20th century. Paintings by world-renowned artists Luini, Bassano, Rembrandt, Hoppner, Manet, Renoir and more will be on view. The paintings are on loan from the collection of Julia and Richard H. Rush for the next year. The exhibition gives us a glimpse of 500 years of painting, said Ron Bishop, director of Exhibitions and Collections, Edison State College. We can see how painting has progressed and how it mirrors the changes in society and culture. This is a wonderful opportunity for students in our art history, studio art, and humanities classes to see artwork from so many important artists in person and not solely in the pages of a book. It also provides them with a better understanding of the values of the time periods these pieces reflect, Bishop added. The Julia and Richard H. Rush Collections Gallery is free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information about the gallery and exhibition, contact Ron Bishop at 489-9314. Art League May Exhibit The Art League of Fort Myers announces the exhibit Beautiful Color, a judged show, which will be on view May 3 through 31. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday at 1451 Monroe Street in Fort Myers. There is no admission charge. The exhibit will feature two dimensional works created by members of the Art Council of Southwest Florida and affiliated organizations. During the River District Art Walk on Friday, May 3 the Fort Myers Art League will host a reception for the artists and will be open until 10 p.m. Edison Student Brings One Last Drink To StageOn April 17, Morgan Cox, a 15-year-old freshman at the Edison Collegiate High School, served up a play about a father battling alcoholism to patrons of the arts in Punta Gorda. The play, entitled One Last Drink, was written and directed by Cox. It tells the tale of a young high school student named Alex whose father is an alcoholic. The idea originated when Cox was asked to write a short story in her psychology class. She took it to the next level and wrote a short play. It is loosely based on some bullying in her life that she had experienced and how certain friends and family helped her through all of it. Alex, with the help of her friend Brett, overcomes the loss of her father and learns to smile again. One Last Drink offers insight into the world of coping with turmoil and family life while battling the everyday challenges of being a teenager. Cox lives by her own personal mantra of Do what others dont expect. With the support of faculty sponsor, Paige Williams, the assistance of co-director Danae Corcoran and stage manager Sierra Magurczek, the play was a total eye-opening experience for people of all ages. In addition to the student play, Amy Porter and Betsy Laskowski, photography instructors for the Collegiate High School, collected student art work and photographs for a great art and photo show that was also held on the same night before the premiere of One Last Drink. Patrons were able to enjoy the art show and get a first-hand look at arts at the Edison Collegiate School High School. John Hoppners Portrait of Lady Jane Orde, oil on canvas Society Exhibition Is Mays MarvelsThe Southwest Florida Pastel Society invites the public to an exhibit titled Mays Marvels at The Von Liebig Center in honor of the Naples Art Associations 10th anniversary. The exhibition runs from May 2 to 30, with an opening reception on Friday, May 3 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. This is an important showing of the pastel paintings of members of the society who have achieved local and national recognition. The organization continues to grow and influence an ever expanding audience on the use and creativity of soft pastels. It also sponsors student scholarships for furthering interest in pastel painting. The Von Liebig Center, home of the Naples Art Association, is graciously hosting this exhibition in the Members Gallery. The Von Liebig Center is located at 585 Park Street in Naples. From page 14Plant Carepalms will still work, but you will have to water them every two to three days for about two months while they develop a good root system. Or, just plant them in June when our summer rains begin and they will be completely self-sustaining. For low, groundcover plants around the palms, I recommend bromeliads, crotons or cordylines because they are colorful and low-maintenance as well. Dobbs is a landscape architect in south Florida specializing in custom, upscale landscapes. He can be reached at seabreezenurseries@gmail.com. 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19 THE RIVER APRIL 26, 2013 Opening Exhibit Artists Reception Join Arts for ACT Gallery, located at 2265 First Street in downtown Fort Myers, on Friday, May 3, from 6 to 10 p.m. for the opening reception and Art Walk for May 2013. This month, ACT Gallery will feature AQU, The Art Quilters Groups display of fiber art, Ronda at Eye Level documenting a 1980s streetwalker and addict, photographer George Mitchell and Cupcakes and Tea Anyone the whimsical art of Cassandra Schulz. The Art Quilters Group AQU will be showing their works of fiber art, including hanging art quilts, and fiber jewelry, purses, clothing and more at the art gallery. This group of talented women come from Sanibel, Fort Myers, Matlacha, St. James City and the Cape Coral area are interested in expanding their knowledge and pushing the boundaries of their creativity with fiber art. The group ranges from the novice to the expert. They meet the second Saturday of each odd month at the Alliance for the Arts from 1 to 3 p.m. new members are always welcome. This is the second exhibit that ACT Gallery has hosted for the Art Quilters Group. Contact Lynn Lebida at llebida@me.com for more information. Cassandra Schulz was born in 1987 and was raised in the paradise of Southwest Florida. Throughout her years at school, she developed a passion for art. During her collegiate years at Florida State University, she explored every type of technique and style available in the effort to find her voice. It was at Florida State that she earned her bachelors degree in studio art, as well as a minor in art history and anthropology. Schulz continues to work to grow and develop her artistic career. She continues to discover and explore other creative outlets, such as most recently jewelry design. Schulzs artwork developed from the simple idea of comfort. When pondering this concept the first thing that came to mind was food. Food is so much more that just providing nourishment. It is something that brings families together, bonds relationships and fosters happy memories. Everyone has that one iconic food from their childhood that transports them to happy times and lifts their spirits. Her Cupcakes and Tea Anyone? brought about the whimsy and fun of both past and present. Growing guests that may be at the Mad Hatters tea party to a world all their own and full of dangers and perils, this exhibit will make you smile. The creation of these pieces begins and ends with feelings. Representing and experiencing them in the process, Cassandra is having fun with her art. Contact her at cassandra@gulfcoastcoin. com for more information. George Mitchell is a professional photographer and author. He began photographing traditional blues artists in the early 1960s. He has worked as a reporter and photographer in Columbus, Georgia. He was the executive editor of the Columbus Times. He has taught both journalism and photography at the University of Minnesota before returning to Atlanta. In Atlanta, he taught at four high schools for a total of 25 years. George authored six books of photography and interviews from the Atlanta area. This is the second exhibit for him at Arts for ACT Gallery. Ronda at Eye Level, the story in pictures and words, will be shown. Ronda is a streetwalker and addict that Mitchell documented during the 1980s in Georgia. This moving and sometimes hard to view exhibit will take you from their first meeting on the streets to her at times happy moments and through her personal and dark struggles with her demons of addiction. Mitchell will also show some of his landscapes and landmarks of the Fort Myers area. Contact Mitchell at gmitchell991@yahoo. com for more information. These exhibits continue through Monday, June 3. Cassie 2 Art quilters group detail of a quilt One of George Mitchells photographs of streetwalker Ronda ISLAND INSURANCE SERVICE Kathleen Papaleo President Mark OBrien General Manager Susan Barnes Personal Lines Gina Loeber Agent 703 Tarpon Bay Rd, Sanibel, FL (239) 472-3022 Summer is over and its time to enjoy those beautiful winter days in Paradise. Have an insurance question? Call our office today for a new Auto quote.


THE RIVER APRIL 26, 201320 Local Resort Hosted National Energy EventLee County was the destination for the Solid Waste Association of North Americas (SWANA) annual North American Waste To Energy Conference at the Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort and Spa from April 22 through April 24. About 250 national and international waste-to-energy industry leaders attend this conference, which included technical sessions, presentations and a trade show. A tour of the Lee County Solid Waste Divisions Waste To Energy facility campus and the countys integrated solid waste management system were included in the conference program. According to SWANA, 89 waste-toenergy facilities currently operate in 27 states and generate the equivalent of 2,500 megawatt-hours of electricity while disposing of more than 29 million tons of trash. Enough electric power is generated from the combustion of trash to supply more than 2 million homes with clean, renewable energy. In Florida alone, 11 waste-to-energy facilities process about 20,000 tons of garbage each day; thats enough trash to fill a football stadium. Waste-to-energy facilities eliminate 90 percent of the waste that once would have been disposed of using traditional disposal practices such as land-filling. They also eliminate millions of tons of greenhouse gas emissions from the avoidance of methane caused from land-filling the waste, and they promote the waste hierarchy of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and then Recover. Winter Visitors Rose In Februaryby Anne MitchellIn February, the occupancy rate for Lee County hotels and motels including Sanibel and Captiva reached 83.6 percent. Thats a 5.8 percent increase over last February, according to Smith Travel Research, which consults for the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau. RevPAR (revenue per average room) increased 11.4 percent during the same periods, from $113.15 to $126.08. In line with those increases, 827,147 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport in February, an increase of 8.5 percent compared to February 2012. Year-to-date, passenger traffic is up 6.5 percent from the same period last year, airport officials said. TripAdvisor recently award Sanibel with a 2013 TripAdvisor Travelers Choice Islands award. The awards recognize 100 islands around the world; Sanibel landed in the top 10 favorite island destinations. Business Ethics Finalists NamedThree Southwest Florida businesses have been named as finalists for the 2013 Business Ethics Award presented by the Uncommon Friends Foundation. They are the Harry Chapin Food Bank, Smart Companies and Ted Todd Insurance. The winner will be announced during the foundations Uncommon Evening on Thursday, June 6 at Harborside Convention Center. The finalists for this 8th annual award were selected from an original pool of nominees from all over Southwest Florida. The award is presented in recognition of the critical importance of ethical leadership in todays businesses and will be presented to the business that exemplifies the highest standards of ethical behavior. The nominations were reviewed by an independent panel of ethics experts from across the country. The Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida works with more than 150 partner agencies in Lee, Hendry, Glades, Charlotte, and Collier counties to provide emergency food to more than 30,000 Southwest Floridians in need each month. Established in 1983, this non-profit, led by a board of directors and Al Brislain, CEO and president, is committed to a set of community values including collaboration, advocacy, service, diversity, empowerment, stewardship, accountability and transparency. Smart Companies manufactures, installs and services whole-house storm protection products, smart home technology systems, and solar and energy solutions for home and office. Established in 1996, Smart Companies has 97 employees led by Brian D. Rist, owner and principal executive. By incorporating Eight Principles of Quality Service, the company ensures the decisions made every day are ethically driven. Ted Todd Insurance Agency, located in Bonita Springs, has 50 employees. The agency is committed to operating its business with honesty and integrity, embracing all aspects of Allstate Insurance Companys Code of Ethics as its bedrock foundation. Ted A. Todd is the agency principal. Past recipients of the Business Ethics Award are HomeBanc Mortgage Corp., WilsonMiller, Inc., Bonita Bay Group, Shell Point Retirement Community, Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Co., Conditioned Air, and Hope HealthCare Services. Tables and individual tickets for the evening are available as well as sponsorships. Tables of eight are available for $750; individual tickets are $100. Information and reservations may be obtained by contacting the foundation at 337-9503 or aroth@uncommonfriends. org. Edison Professor Receives AwardEdison State College Adjunct Professor Joseph van Gaalen is the recipient of the inaugural Outstanding Adjunct Faculty award for the Geo2yc Division of National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT). Recipients of this award are adjunct faculty who should be recognized for the work they do in supporting education in the geoscience area, and the efforts they put forth to contribute to the departments in which they work. Joe embodies all the characteristics of what we expect from our full-time faculty, said Dr. Rozalind Jester, professor of marine science at Edison State College. He makes a point to participate in departmental projects, meetings and discussions, as well as contribute to curriculum development. Dr. van Gaalen received his BS in environmental science in 2002, his MS in geological oceanography in 2004 and his PhD in geology in 2011. He has worked in the private sector for six years, and in the academic and research area for seven years, and has been published in various publications related to the field of geoscience. Additionally, van Gaalen served aboard four research vessels while working on his MS degree. These included research vessels Bellows, FG Walton Smith, Pelican and Suncoaster. He also spent time in New Zealand working with the National Institute for Water & Atmospheric Research on beach morphology investigations, which produced a series of publications in the Journal of Coastal Research, Geomorphology, and EOS. Professor Joseph van Gaalen Art Association Summer Schedule Summer hours are now in effect at the Fort Myers Beach Art Association gallery, open from 9 a.m. to noon Wedesday and Thursday throughout the summer and early fall. Stop in and watch the artists paint while enjoying the summer display of artwork, which is always available for purchase. In October, the gallery will reopen on regular hours with the annual potluck and Fall Members Show. Check the website for information on upcoming classes, special exhibits, events and famous artist workshops. Pat Weaver will conduct the first workshop in November. For more information, call the gallery at 463-3909 or visit www.fortmyersbeachart.com. Planning continues for the 4th annual Paint The Beach... Sandcastles To Shrimp Boats plein air festival in Fort Myers Beach, November 4 to 10. More information will be posted online in midJuly. There are sponsorship opportunities and can be discussed by contacting Michele Buelow at kzooartist@sbcglobal. net. The Fort Myers Beach Art Association gallery is located on the corner of Donora and Shellmound. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


21 THE RIVER APRIL 26, 2013 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My son has a student in his third grade class that has emotional problems. Some of the children are mean to him and say hes mental. Fortunately, my son knows this is wrong but he is confused about why this other student has so many problems and acts out. How can I explain this to him accurately? Courtney L., Fort Myers Beach Courtney, What a great question! It is especially fitting, since the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services had declared that Thursday. May 9 is National Childrens Mental Health Awareness Day. Kids are naturally curious and have questions about mental illnesses. Understanding mental illnesses can be challenging for adults as well as for children so before you begin your discussion, make sure that you have a basic understanding about mental illness. You may need to do some background reading to prepare for this conversation. Myths, confusion and misinformation about mental illnesses cause anxiety, create stereotypes and promote stigma. Parents can help children understand that these are real illnesses that can be treated. Here are some general tips for this discussion as well as age specific suggestions. When talking about mental illnesses, parents should: Communicate in a straightforward manner and at a level that is age appropriate for your child Have the discussion when your child feels safe and comfortable Watch your childs reaction during the discussion Slow down or back up your child becomes confused or looks upset Pre-School Age Children Young children need less information and fewer details because of their more limited ability to understand. Preschool children focus primarily on things they can see, for example, they may have questions about a person who has an unusual physical appearance, or is behaving strangely. They would also be very aware of people who are crying and obviously sad, or yelling and angry. School-Age Children Older children may want more specifics. They may ask more questions, especially about friends or family with emotional or behavioral problems. Their concerns and questions are usually very straightforward. Why is that person crying? Why is that person talking to herself? They may worry about their safety or the safety of their family and friends. It is important to answer their questions directly and honestly and to reassure them about their concerns and feelings. Teenagers Teenagers are generally capable of handling much more information and asking more specific and difficult questions. Teenagers often talk more openly with their friends and peers than with their parents. As a result, some teens may have already have misinformation about mental illnesses. Teenagers respond more positively to an open dialogue that includes give and take. They are not as open or responsive when a conversation feels one-sided or like a lecture. Two excellent websites to visit for more information are www.samhsa.gov/ children/index.asp and www.nasponline.org/resources/mentalhealth/mhtips. aspx. 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. Students Receive American History AwardThe Caloosahatchee Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution honored two students for their participation in the DAR American History Award Essay Contest for grades 5 through 8. Quentin Fairchild and Nick Mantz each received special recognition for their well researched essays at the DAR meeting and luncheon, held on April 12 at the Hilton Garden Inn. Participants were asked to write an essay on Forgotten Patriots Who Supported the American Struggle for Independence. Fairchild chose the Oneida Indians as his subject while Mantz researched the role of African Americans in the American Revolution. The contest was advertized at libraries, local schools and home school agencies. Winners received a Certificate of Achievement and a bronze medal. The DAR chairpman for the American History Essay Contest is Kathryn Wilbur. The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 to promote patriotism, preserve American history and support better education for our nations children. Its members are descended from the patriots who won American independence during the Revolutionary War. 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THE RIVER APRIL 26, 201322 Financial FocusNourish The Roots Of Your Investment Strategy by Jennifer BaseyOn Arbor Day, people across the country plant trees. Of course, trees provide us with many benefits, including beauty, fruit and oxygen, as well as protection against land erosion. But the act of planting and nurturing trees can also guide our behavior in other areas of life such as investing. First of all, consider the vision and patience exhibited by tree growers when they plant their saplings. As an investor, you, too, need this type of perseverance and long-term outlook. When you invest, you should be focused on the long term yet be prepared for the inevitable short-term market downturns. How long is long term? Many investors hold quality investments for decades. Its a long process, but the potential growth you seek will need this time. What else can you, as an investor, learn from tree planters? For one thing, be aware of how they keep their orchards healthy. By providing proper irrigation and disease-prevention measures, they help their trees stay on the long path toward maturity. Similarly, you need to nurture your investment portfolio by continually providing it with the financial resources it needs to stay healthy. During periods of market volatility, it can be tempting to take a time out from investing but if you do, youll miss out on the potential growth opportunities that may follow. Since no one can really predict the beginnings and endings of either up or down markets, youre better off by staying invested. Also, just as horticulturalists take steps to keep their trees from being subject to disease, you can keep your portfolio in good shape by periodically pruning it of investments that no longer meet your needs. Heres something else that tree planters can teach us: diversification. Consider an orchard that contains several different fruit trees; its commercial benefits may be greater than a comparable orchard that only grows apples. Plus, the presence of a variety of trees can prove beneficial if disease strikes one type. In some areas of the country, for example, Dutch Elm Disease wiped out thousands of trees, leaving entire streets treeless. If some other species had also been planted, these streets would still have had the benefits provided by mature trees, even if the elms were gone. As an investor, you dont want to own just one type of financial asset, such as growth stocks, because if a downturn hits this segment, your entire portfolio could take a big hit. A better strategy would be to populate your financial orchard with a variety of investments such as stocks, bonds and government securities that are suitable for your situation. (Keep in mind, though, that while diversification can help reduce the effects of volatility, it cant guarantee a profit or protect against loss.) As an investor, you can learn some lessons from Arbor Day that could prove tree-mendously helpful to you as you chart your course for the future and you wont even have to go out on a limb to put these strategies in place. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jennifer.basey@edwardjones.com. Edison Students Win STEM ChallengeEdison Collegiate High School students Austin Ward and Laith Elrubaie were the overall high school division winners of the 2012-2013 STEM Challenge competition that encompassed four STEM tour events around Southwest Florida. We are so proud of Austin and Laith, and all the students who participated in the STEM Tour events, said Brian Botts, PhD, principal for the Edison Collegiate High School Lee Campus. Seeing the creativity to achieve solutions from all the students was amazing and we hope this program gets larger each year. This is the second year for the STEM Challenge program, which was created in conjunction with the educational and business communities of Southwest Florida. The goal is to work with the STEM team of Southwest Florida to weave STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) into the fabric of the community. The STEM Challenge is a coordinated series of events that give elementary, middle and high school students the opportunity to enhance their skills. Each event had its own registration, rules and prizes. Each event also allowed participants to accumulate transferable tour points that were used to declare the overall winner. Austin and Laith participated in all four tour stops, with each stop presenting the participants with a unique challenge. Among their challenges were creating a solar boat with recycled material (all participants had to purchase solar panels and a motor), launching a ping pong ball to hit a desired target, safely transporting an egg across a zip line or a five-story fall and creating a rubber band boat. The winners received a prize bag full of goodies that included tickets to local attractions, pencils and water bottles. Their prize package also included a private behind-the-scenes tour with the JetBlue Park engineers to learn how this new and conventional structure was created. Austin Ward and Laith Elrubaie Edison State Students Elected To State OfficesMonths of campaigning and hard work has paid off for Edison State College students Jacob Winge and Joe Garita, who were elected by their fellow students from Floridas 28 state and community colleges to represent them as president and vice president of Florida College System Student Government Association (FCSSGA). Its a proud day at Edison State College, said Dr. Jeff Allbritten, president, Edison State College. Jacob and Joe have made college history by being the first students from Edison to be elected to president and vice president positions. Their commitment to the Florida College System is strong, and they will serve as great representatives for their fellow students at all 28 Florida state and community colleges. I have never felt more humbled, honored, and optimistic, said Winge. The election proved that when students stand together, we can enact change. It showed that the students of FCSSGA believe in the power of dreams. My fire for the organization grows stronger every day as we continue to move Florida in the right direction. What Joe and I accomplished is nothing less than history. The excitement in the room the moment I won and the support of my fellow students was inspiring. I feel so privileged to be able to represent nearly one million students and look forward to getting things done. Its an honor to be chosen as the vice president for this extraordinary organization, said Garita. It is inspiring to be able to write history and it is inspiring to have received all of the support I did from my advisor, Sue Buntic, my campus, and my college. FCSSGA represents the nearly one million students enrolled in the Florida College Systems 28 colleges. It promotes legislative advocacy and training, leadership development, service learning, promotion of campus activities, and strong citizenship. The organization was created to unify the member colleges in order to best attend to the appropriate concerns of the students of the Florida Community College system and serve as a vehicle to communicate these concerns to the Florida Legislative Body. Winge and Garita were elected and sworn in during the FCSSGA conference in Orlando on April 13. They will begin serving their terms on July 1. Joe Garita and Jacob Winge, who were elected president and vice president of the Florida College System Student Government Association (FCSSGA) Our email address is press@riverweekly.com


23 THE RIVER APRIL 26, 2013 deaRPharmacistCalcium Supplements For Bone Strengthby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: Im concerned about my bone density because I was told I have osteopenia. Are all calcium supplements the same? Do you have other recommendations? AF, New York Osteopenia, or lower-than-normal bone density, is frequently found in postmenopausal women but can affect men and women of all ages. Over the past few years, some questionable research suggested a connection between calcium supplements and atherosclerosis. But last November, Harvard researchers presented research showing no connection between calcium supplements and coronary artery calcification. If your doctor suggests calcium supplements for you, heres some information: Calcium carbonate The least expensive form of calcium to manufacture, calcium carbonate is also called bone meal or dolomite. This requires lots of stomach acid to digest, so very little calcium goes to your bones where needed. Because it stays in the gut, you will find this compound also sold as Tums and Rolaids, two products used to neutralize acid (not for bone growth). Calcium citrate The easiest form of calcium to find, calcium citrate is absorbed about as well as calcium carbonate but requires less stomach acid to digest, so it can be taken with or without food. But be careful, as this type of calcium can sometimes cause headaches. Theres a bunch of brands for this. Tricalcium Phosphate Easy to absorb, this is a combination of calcium and phosphorous which your bones (and body) need as well. Nature Made makes adult gummies with this type of calcium. Calcium aspartate or calcium gluconate These intelligent forms of calcium offer your body aspartate or gluconate which is used in other metabolic pathways to produce energy. Sometimes this bioavailable form of calcium is combined with vitamin D, magnesium and/or zinc. Calcium collagen chelate Minerals that are ingested as chelates, or organic salts offer good absorption and that means less tummy upset. Life Extension and Swanson brands both make this. Calcium as Microcrystalline Hydroxyapatite (MCHC) This easily absorbed form of calcium is derived from freeze-dried calf bone. This provides other bone-builders like phosphorous, magnesium, zinc, and chromium that nourish your bones. Solaray and Xymogen brands both make this. For people who dont drink milk, Hawaiian Spirulina tablets (a blue-green algae) may help. It actually contains 300 percent more calcium than whole milk, plus other minerals. Remember, minerals like calcium are best absorbed when taken in combination with other minerals like strontium, magnesium, and vitamin D. Other important factors in bone health include adequate levels of vitamin K2 which is involved in clotting. And strontium. It has a two-fold effect on osteoporosis meaning it prevents bone breakdown while also stimulating new bone growth. Medications only work one side of that equation. A 2004 study in New England Journal of Medicine concluded that strontium reduces risk of nonvertebral fractures by 41 percent over three years, and increases bone mineral density by about 14 percent. Eliminated processed and refined foods is a must. 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. Letter Carrier Food DriveLetter carriers in Lee and Collier counties are gearing up for the 21st annual National Letter Carrier Food Drive. The nations largest singleday food drive, Stamp Out Hunger, will be held on Saturday, May 11. This is the one day when letter carriers collect non-perishable food that has been left by mailboxes. Summer is coming, school will be out, and the need for food assistance will be greater than ever. Food collected in Lee County will be distributed by the Harry Chapin Food Bank and several other agencies; food collected in Collier County will be distributed by Collier Harvest. All food collected in food drives is distributed to participating agencies at no cost. Northerners who are returning home prior to May 11 may drop off their contributions at any Post Office for inclusion in the May 11 food drive. Food may also be left at Uncle Bobs storage areas at 3780 Central Avenue, 4400 Solomon Blvd. or 6600 Industrial Drive in Fort Myers; 1320 River Road in North Fort Myers; or 800 Abrams Blvd. in Lehigh Acres. Businesses can set up collection boxes for employees and customers who may not be able to leave food by their mailboxes on May 11. Virtually any kind of food may be donated in unopened, nonbreakable containers. Items especially in need are peanut butter, tuna, rice, beans, and canned meats, fruits, vegetables and soups. Volunteers are needed to assist letter carriers with their pickups on May 11. Contact Debi Mitchell in Lee County at 573-9638; and Jesse Costin in Collier County at 643-4716. Volunteers are also needed to assist with preliminary food sorting on May 11. Contact Bedzaida Bryen at Harry Chapin Food Bank at 334-7007 or Kim Berghs at the United Way at 433-2000 ext. 260. Additional information about or to contribute financially to the Harry Chapin Food Bank, contact 334-7007 or go to www.harrychapinfoodbank.org. Ronald McDonald House Charities Offshore Rodeo And Reggae PartyThe inaugural Offshore Rodeo & Reggae Party will be making a splash in Southwest Florida the weekend of June 1 and 2. A benefit for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida, the fishing tournament launches at 6 a.m. on Saturday, June 1 from Port Sanibel Marina. Anglers will spend the day catching a variety of species and return by 6 p.m. Dinner will be served on site at the Lighthouse Waterfront Restaurant. The awards banquet, live music and brunch will be held on Sunday, June at Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa. Spectator and guest tickets are available for both the Saturday and Sunday festivities. The Offshore Rodeo & Reggae Party is sure to be a great time for families and anyone interested in fishing, said Jeff Miloff, event organizer. Best of all, it supports families in need at the Ronald McDonald House of Southwest Florida. Registration is $200 per angler prior to May 15, and $250 per angler thereafter. To register, visit www.rmhcswfl.org. For more information, contact Jeff Miloff of Miloff Aubuchon Realty Group at 565-0831. Sponsorship opportunities are available. A special kick-off celebration and Texas Hold em Poker Tournament is planned for Friday, May 17 at The Joint in Cape Harbour, with food, drinks and live reggae music. Ticket information is available at www.rmhcswfl.org. Since 1996, more than 2,000 families from Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Glades and Hendry counties, as well as other states and countries, have found a home away from home at Ronald McDonald House in Fort Myers while their children are undergoing medical treatment at Golisano Childrens Hospital. Additional thousands are served by the Ronald McDonald Care Mobileand by grants and scholarships awarded to deserving individuals and organizations in the five-county region. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com Mom And Me by Lizzie and PryceLizzie and Pryce answer your questions and give advice about aging concerns from a two-generational perspective. A mother and daughter team, Lizzie is a retired RN and health educator, and Pryce is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice who specializes in the care of elders and people with chronic illnesses. Dear Mom & Me, My husbands doctor was a personal friend. When he was diagnosed with a terminal illness all three of us felt badly. The doctor tried to help my husband all he could to relieve his suffering and also extend his life. My husband would not change his lifestyle, so his condition worsened. One day, the doctor called and said he wanted to drop by our house on his way home. This man stayed for over an hour and tried to convince my husband to help himself, but it didnt have any effect. Before the doctor was at the end of our lane, my husband was already doing what the doctor had told him to stop doing. My husband died six weeks later. While I miss him terribly, Im really not the grieving widow. Im still annoyed that he was so selfish not even to try and make a better life for both of us. Id like your comments, Gertrude Dear Gertrude, Most men dont seem to think it is important to care for their own health. Statistics are all around us to prove this is true and all the high percentage of widows in our country. Men will only seek medical care when their symptoms are so severe, the illness is frequently beyond a curable state. Health care (what we can do for ourselves), diet changes, the need for stress management, preventive screening and yearly or bi-yearly physicals seem to be beyond their comprehension. Men feel it is fine for their wives and children, but they will find all kinds of excuses not to do it for themselves. Your husband did have a terminal illness and he knew it. He was probably a take-charge man and had decided months before what he was going to do and how he would manage his illness. He just did not want to talk about it with you or anyone else. Try not being too harsh with his memory. He enjoyed himself and did what he wanted to do until the end. Lizzie & Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com.


THE RIVER APRIL 26, 201324 Concert Benefits Heights CenterA private concert, co-hosted by three local couples, Georganne and Cliff Williams, Sheri and Mark Loren, and Daun and Peter Dessak, was held on April 6 at the Heights Center. The show featured four artists who came together from all over the United States to play on stage at the new 14,000-squarefoot Harlem Heights Cultural Arts and Community Center. The event raised $20,000 to benefit the Heights Center. Zorki Nastasic, Jeff Pevar, Jeff Sipe and Casey Weston performed for the sell-out crowd. Nastasic travels the country with his upbeat grooves that favor folk rock and world music made popular by Paul Simon. Sipe is well-known in the Atlanta area for his musical engagements and in Nashville, where he is an accomplished studio musician. He brings a creative and eclectic approach to drumming and improvisation. Pevar is currently on tour with Ricky Lee Jones, has toured with hundreds of other renowned artists and recently released his first solo album. Weston is a singersongwriter from Naples, Florida now living in Nashville. She was one of the eight finalists in the inaugural season for TV show sensation, The Voice. Weston wrote or co-wrote all the tracks on her second album, Find the Moon, which was released in February. The musicians teamed up to perform to support the Heights Center and gave the guests unforgettable performances. The Heights Center is a place for education, opportunity, and enrichment. The centers mission is to promote family and community development, support education, health and wellness, and provide the benefits of enrichment, expressive and cultural arts in the Harlem Heights neighborhood. For more information call 482-7706 or visit www.heightsfoundation.org. Dwayne Bergmann, Luis Insignares, Mary and Norman Love JP Goldman, Cliff Smith, Illana Goldstein, Caroline Beasley and David Goldstein Kathryn Kelly and Casey Weston Gene Smith and Mark Loren Terry Hall, Brigid Peterson, Phil Hugh, John Ammons, Mark Loren and Nick Ortino Peter and Daun Dessak, Mark and Sheri Loren, Cliff and Georganne Williams Pam Beckman, Vicki Pitbladdo and Rose ODell King Jeff Pevar, Zorki Nastasic, Cliff Williams and Jeff Sipe Victor Mayeron, Mary and Scott Fischer 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!


PUZZLE ANSWERS My Stars FOR WEEK OF APRIL 29, 2013ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Dont waste your time and energy fretting over remarks you consider unnecessary or unkind. Best advice: Ignore them, and just keep doing your usual good job. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Getting that new perspective on a workplace situation could lead to a solution everyone will accept. Meanwhile, make time to keep up with your creative pursuits. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Those changes you planned to implement in early summer might need to be reassessed. But dont make any moves until youve discussed this with someone you trust. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your aspects favor harmony, making this a good time to work out problems in relationships -whether personal or professional, big or small. An old friend comes back. LEO (July 23 to August 22) While youre still riding that high-powered beam, you might begin to lose focus by weeks end. Could be youll need to do a little cat-napping to restore your spent energies. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) An unexpected development creates a lot of excitement. Where it takes you is your decision. Check out the possibilities, then decide if you want to go with it or not. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Although your supporters help you squash an unfair claim against you, dont let this go unchallenged. You need to learn more about the motives of those behind it. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) There are still some tasks to clear up by midweek. Then you can welcome the new month on a high note. A friend brings surprising but very welcome news. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) You might want to change your plans before theyre set in cement. Consider advice from colleagues. But remember that, ultimately, its your choice. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) A difficult situation is working itself out. Lingering problems should be resolved by weeks end, allowing the Goat to enjoy a calmer, less stressful period. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Be careful not to move so quickly that you miss possible warning signs that could upset your plans. Slow down. Your supporters will continue to stand by you. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Your generosity in sharing your time and wisdom with others leads to an intriguing development that could have you considering some interesting choices. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a way of influencing people to be and do their best. You would make an excellent teacher. On May 1, 1926, Ford Motor Company becomes one of the first companies in America to adopt a fiveday, 40-hour week. In early 1914, Ford had announced it would pay workers a minimum wage of $5 per eight-hour day, upped from a previous rate of $2.34 for nine hours. On April 30, 1939, the New York Worlds Fair opens in New York City on a 1,200-acre site at Flushing Meadow Park in Queens. Among the new technology exhibited was FM radio, robotics, fluorescent lighting and a crude fax machine. On May 3, 1946, in Tokyo, the International Military Tribunals begins hearing the case against 28 Japanese military and government officials accused of committing war crimes during World War II. The trial ended with 25 of 28 Japanese defendants being found guilty. Of the three other defendants, two had died during the trial, and one was declared insane. On May 5, 1955, the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) becomes a sovereign state when the United States, France and Great Britain end their military occupation, which had begun in 1945. With this action, West Germany was given the right to rearm and become a full-fledged member of the western alliance against the Soviet Union. On May 2, 1964, an explosion of a charge assumed to have been placed by Viet Cong terrorists sinks the USNS Card at its dock in Saigon. No one was injured and the ship was eventually raised and repaired. The Card had arrived in Saigon two days earlier. On May 4, 1970, at Kent State University in Ohio, students protesting the Vietnam War torch the ROTC building on campus, and Ohio Gov. James Rhodes called in the National Guard to restore order. The Guardsmen fired into the crowd, killing four and wounding 11. They were later brought to trial for the shootings, but found not guilty. On April 29, 1986, in a game against the Seattle Mariners at Fenway Park, Roger Clemens of the Boston Red Sox becomes the first pitcher in Major League Baseball to strike out 20 batters in a nineinning game. Ten years later, Clemens repeated the feat. It was beloved American humorist Will Rogers who made the following sage observation: Everything is funny as long as its happening to somebody else. In 1952, in an otherwise rather uninteresting hockey game, Bill Mosienko, right wing for the Chicago Black Hawks, scored an amazing three goals against the New York Rangers in 21 seconds. You probably know that the phrase rack your brain means to think hard, but did you ever wonder where the term originated? The rack being referred to is the medieval torture device on which victims were stretched, sometimes until limbs were dislocated. The idea is that when youre thinking very hard, youre undergoing a sort of mental torture. The venerable diner saw its peak as a place for a casual meal in the late 1940s, when there were around 7,000 of them across the country. Today there are only about 2,000. A fully mature oak tree gives off 7 tons of water every day through its leaves. Farmers in Turkey marched on both the American and Soviet embassies in 1967, demanding reparations for crops that they lost to floods. Why were the Americans and Soviets to blame for floods in Turkey? The farmers claimed that the flights of spacecraft created holes in the sky. The idea for the Tooth Fairy seems to have originated in Germany, but the tradition has changed over the years. Instead of putting the tooth under a pillow, Germans used to put the tooth in a rat hole in the hope that the new tooth would grow in to be as strong as the teeth of the rat. I must say I find television very educational. The minute somebody turns it on, I go into the library and read a good book. -Groucho Marx THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAYDID YOU KNOW25 THE RIVER APRIL 26, 2013 1. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: Who was Time magazines first Man of the Year in 1927? 2. MOVIES: Who was the male star in the film Risky Business? 3. LITERATURE: In which novel does the character of Pip appear? 4. LANGUAGE: What is the full name of the group known as OAS? 5. TELEVISION: What was the name of the Dukes car on the show The Dukes of Hazzard? 6. HOLIDAYS: What did Veterans Day in the United States used to be called? 7. MEDICINE: Dr. William Harvey is famous for what medical discovery? 8. AUTOMOBILES: Who set up the first auto manufacturing company in the United States? 9. PERSONALITIES: What is TV chef Emerils last name? 10. MUSIC: Which Billy Joel song contains the following line: Its nine oclock on a Saturday. The regular crowd shuffles in? TRIVIA TEST 1. Charles Lindbergh 2. Tom Cruise 3. Great Expectations 4. Organization of American States 5. The General Lee 6. Armistice Day 7. Circulation of blood 8. Charles and Frank Duryea 9. Lagasse 10. Piano Man. ANSWERS SPORTS QUIZ 1. Who was the last pitcher before Detroits Justin Verlander in 2011 to reach 20 wins before the end of August? 2. Name the last pitcher before Bostons Josh Beckett in 2007 to win an All-Star Game and a World Series game in the same season. 3. Which two NFL quarterbacks combined to throw for 1,000 yards in a game in 2012? 4. When was the last time Baylors mens basketball team reached the Final Four? 5. In 2013, San Joses Patrick Marleau became the second player in NHL history to start a season with four consecutive multigoal games. Who was the first? 6. Mikaela Shiffrin, at age 17, in 2013 became the youngest womens alpine skiing world champion since 1985. Who did it then? 7. Who was the first heavyweight boxer to regain the undisputed world title? ANSWERS 1. Curt Schilling of Arizona in 2002. 2. Atlantas John Smoltz, in 1996. 3. Detroits Matthew Stafford (520 yards) and Green Bays Matt Flynn (480 yards). 4. It was 1950. 5. Ottawas Cy Denneny, in 1917. 6. American Diann Roffe-Steinrotter was 21 days younger when she won in 1985. 7. Floyd Patterson, who defeated Ingemar Johansson in 1960 to regain the crown.


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Pictures and details at: http://www. mhvillage.com/Mobile-Homes/MobileHome-For-Sale.php?key=706511 Call 440-427-1573 or email elpete7148@gmail.com.RS 4/12 CC 5/3 Fantastic sunset view Spacious, updated condoGREAT BUY! $599,000 RS 4/5 BM TFN Moran Realty GroupJohn Gee & CompanyNutmeg Village #202 REDUCED !!! HOUSE FOR SALEDonax St, Sanibel, SF 4/2 Home for sale. $470,000 OBO, Over 2000 SF, built in 1986. No pool. ML#201302314 Call for details 239-825-2608.NS 3/15 CC TFN SANIBELOPEN HOUSES POSTED DAILYRS 1/4 BM TFN Pfeifer Realty Group Sanibel Island, FL239-472-0004VISIT:SanibelOpenHouses.com FOR SALE BY OWNER3BEDROOM/2BATH POOL HOME IONA/MCGREGOR AREA $169,900 CALL FOR DETAILS 239-565-2155 RS 4/12 NC 5/3 MOBILE HOME PERIWINKLE PARK$130,000. 60 x 12 wl metal roof-over plus 20 x 12 Florida room. Master BR has queen size bed & blt-in dresser & dbl closet. Master bath has combo bath/ shower & dbl sink vanity w/extra storage. Guest BR has dbl closet + blt-in drawers & private bath w/ shower. Eat-in-kit is open to LR which ows into Florida room. Designed pass-thru from K to FL room. Private 12 x 12 deck, picnic table and storage shed. 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. New central air & heat system & stacked washer/dryer, all appliances louvered blinds throughout. Purchase completely furnished including all linens, dishes, pots & pans, tableware,2 sleeper couches, recliner, 2 dining tables & chairs, 4 outdoor chairs & folding beach chairs, etc. Call owner 317-293-0915 or email LMSrealtor@aol.com for further information or to make offer. NS 4/26 CC TFN ANNUAL RENTAL Apartment for lease on Sanibel, Mid Island, Furnished, 1B/1B $895. per month. Call 734-761-7600 ext. 231.RS 1/4 CC TFN FOR RENTCommunity Housing & Resources (CHR) has apartments for rent to individuals who work full time on Sanibel. Rent based on income. For information call 239-472-1189. RS 3/15 CC 8/30 CONDO RENTALMastique Gated Community Fort Myers side of Sanibel Causeway 6th oor Gulf View on Mastique Lake Private elevator/ fully furnished 3 Bedroom / 2 baths Screened Lanai, storage area, space for 2 cars, pool, club house, gym, small boating on lake, much more. $1,900. per month 917-224-5229 631-553-2403 NS 4/5 CC TFN ANNUAL RENTALSSANIBELBAY FRONT RESIDENCE This spectacular Bay Front home offers Panoramic Views of the Bay, 4 bedrooms + maids quarters, large garage, pool on Bay and UF. $4,200/mo. ACROSS FROM BEACH This elevated private home is located right across the street from the Beach. Offering 3+ bedrooms/2 baths, private pool, Canal dockage, & community tennis ct. Furnished. Close to causeway. $4,000/mo. 472-6747Gulf Beach Properties, Inc.Paul H. 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SERVICES OFFERED CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON WANTED TO BUYCASH PAID FOR MILITARY ITEMSCash Paid For Old Military Items. Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets, old guns, awards & more. Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280RS 3/15 CC 5/31 FRUIT SHIPPINGGOT MANGOS??We ship Prime Florida mangos from our grove on Pine Island, Fl to YOU or YOUR FRIENDS in the continental US (no ship AZ or CA sorry) Mango harvest and season starts midJune thru August. Please visit www.eatmoremangos.comNS 4/5 CC 4/26 30% Off SALE STORE CLEARANCE!Large OLD indoor lighting xtures Remington Bronzes Whitehead Prints Rauschenberg Memorabilia SeaShells Tiny Italian Mosaics Chinese Snoofs Taxco Mexican Southwester & Peruvian +OLDER 925 Sterling Silver Jewelry Earrings Rings Bracelets Necklaces Vast array ONE OF A KIND uniquities! Sanibel Consignments 2431 Periwinkle Way 472-5222, www.sanibelauction.com RS 3/22 CC TFN FOR SALE LOST AND FOUNDLOST AND FOUNDLost Ladies Watch Make: Brighton Area of Mucky Duck on Captiva Island Lost on Dec. 10, 2012 around noon If found call: 941-639-5395RS 1/4 NC TFN FOUNDPrescription sunglasses found in parking lot of Limetree Center on Wednesday, February 27. Claim at Island Sun newspaper, suite 2 in Limetree Center, or call 395-1213.NS 3/8 NC TFN HELLES CLEANING SERVICESResidential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471 Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047NS 1/4 PC TFN SERVICES OFFEREDSANIBEL HOME WATCHRetired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates (239) 728-1971RS 1/4 BM TFN SCARNATO LAWN SERVICELawn Service, Shrubs and Tree Trimming Weeding, Installation of Plants, Trees and Mulch (one month free service available) Joe Scarnato (239) 849-6163 scarnatolawn@aol.com RS 1/25 BM TFN HOME WATCH SANIBELProperty Management-Bookkeeping Call Bob or Sally Island Residents 239-565-7438, sanisal186@gmail.com WWW.HOMEWATCHSANIBEL.COM RS 1/4 CC TFN HOME/CONDO WATCH CONCIERGE SERVICESDorado Property Management Full Range of Services Island Resident Licensed & Insured 24/7 Call Lisa or Bruce at 239-472-8875RS 1/4 BM TFN PUESTA DEL SOL CLEANING SERVICEResidential Commercial Medical Banks Local/seasonal references/free estimate Low prices with free laundry!! Puestadelsolcleaning.com 239-770-4008 Juliasalazar3@hotmail.com 239-878-4472RS 1/4 CC TFN COMPANION SERVICE Sanibel-Captiva Care and Companion Service, LLC Medical appointments, general transportation, shopping, light meal preparations, and light cleaning. Our services are customized to meet our clients needs. Call 239-395-3591, or for an emergency call 239-472-0556. RS 1/4 BM TFN PAINTING GOATProfessional Painting & Home Maintenance Free Estimates Fully Insured www.paintinggoat.com 239-271-2919RS 4/19 CC TFN 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 FICITIOUS NAMEFICTITIOUS NAMENOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under The ctitious name of Resort Investment Property, located in Lee County, Florida, with an address of 744 Marthas Lane, Sanibel, Florida 33957 has registered said name with The Division of Corporations of the Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated the 4th of April 2013. Jim RainvilleNS 4/26 CC 4/26 HELP WANTEDVOLUNTEERS NEEDEDVolunteers needed for the After School Program which runs Mon.-Th, 2:30 3:15 pm call Linda Reynolds 472-1617RS 1/4 NC TFN SERVERS ASSISTANT SERVERS LINE COOKIL Tesoro Ristorante, 751 tarpon Bay Rd. Sanibel Now hiring; Servers, Assistant Servers and Line cook Email resumes to: iltesoro@me.com or ll out applications between 11-2 daily. NS 1/18 NC TFN CUSTOMER SERVICE/ OUTSIDE SALESWe need you to pamper our customers and spread the word about our services. Union Mechanical Inc. 239-437-5595 Knowledge of construction/contracting a plus. RS 2/8 CC TFN DOC FORDS RUM BAR AND GRILLE JOB FAIR975 Rabbit Road, Sanibel May 1st 11am-3pm Apply in person Hiring all positions FOH and BOH for our new Captiva location. Bring your resume and be ready for immediate interviews. We look forward to meeting you! NS 4/19 CC 4/26 HELP WANTEDHeidrick & Co. Insurance Of ce Administrator immediate opening Full-time/permanent great environment Professional of ce experience reqd. No insurance knowledge necessary. EMail resume: Chris@Sanibelinsurance.com RS 4/26 CC 4/26 HELP WANTEDHOUSEKEEPER ON BEAUTIFUL CAPTIVATravel time and tolls paid. Call 239-472-5800. NS 4/26 NC TFN Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDAt The Sanibel School Call Michelle Wesley 239-910-8000RS 1/4 NC TFN 3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, Fl Phone: 239-472-3644, ext 1 Fax: 239-472-2334 www.crowclinic.orgHELP US PLEASE!!We need volunteers for: Clinic emergency patient admissions desk and baby animal feeders Visitor education center greeters and gift shop cashiers CROW (239) 472-3644, ext. 231 or volunteers@crowclinic.orgRS 1/4 NC TFN HELP WANTEDVolunteers needed for Independence Day parade on Sanibel. Help needed prior to and during the parade. Various duties. If you can help out, call Trish Phillips at 2462981 or email trishphillips@mysanibel.com. NS 2/22 NC TFN VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITYThe Sunshine Ambassador Program is a new and exciting volunteer opportunity offered at the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida located within HealthPark Medical Center. The Sunshine Ambassadors will greet, assist and be a positive rst point of contact for patients, families and visitors entering the hospital. The Ambassadors also make a difference to families by providing educational and healthful resources to assist in GRANDparenting for GRANDchildren. We are currently seeking year-round volunteers to work one 4-hour shift Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm or 12:00pm to 4:00 pm. If you would be interested in learning more about this wonderful new opportunity, please contact Lisa Ellinwood, Volunteer Resources Coordinator at 239-343-5062 at the Golisano Childrens Hospital.NS 2/8 CC TFN HELP WANTED 29 THE RIVER APRIL 26, 2013


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 26, 201330 Hello, my name is Honey. I am a 3-year-old spayed female tan and white terrier mix. I hope you dont think its corny to name a really sweet dog Honey, but I am really very sweet. Im a staff favorite and they want you to know that my name really says a lot about my personality. If your looking for a good-natured pet that would love to be a part of your family, then please come adopt me! My adoption fee: is $35 (regularly $75) during Animal Services Its Raining Cats & Dogs adoption promotion. Hi, my name is Hopper and I am a 2-year-old female brown tabby domestic short hair. No, Im not a bunny... even though my name is Hopper. I would love to hop into your lap for some snuggles and cuddles, though. My other favorite things include investigating what my roomates here at the shelter are doing, getting in some serious play time and then taking a nice, long snooze. Please come visit me. Im the one wholl hop right over to greet 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. Hopper ID# 559274 Honey ID# 459426 photos by squaredogphoto.com Pets Of The Week


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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 239/472-1395For More Information on These and All Island Listings Visit our Website www.jnarealestate.com SUNDIAL SPECIALG-201Gulf Views From Your Lanai! Nicely Appointed 2 Bed/2 Bath. Sleeps 8. Updated Kitchen. Offered for $449,000. Contact Brian Murty 239/565-1272. Visit our newest of ce location at Sundial Beach Resort 1451 Middle Gulf Drive 239/472-1478Serving the Islands Since 1975 SOUTH SEAS RESORTBAYSIDE VILLAS1 bedroom/2 bath Corner Unit. Turn Key interior package & appointments. $41,000. Gross income for 2012. Offered for $299,900. Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632. 1102 TALLOW TREE CT (GULF COTTAGES), SOUTH SEAS ISLAND RESORTGulf Front Ideal Island Retreat. 3576 sq. ft. 5 bedroom/ 4 baths. Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239.872.1632. ST. CHARLES HARBOURSpectacular Riverfront Estate. 5 bedrooms/ 6.5 baths. Large outdoor entertainment area/ Offered for $2,997,900. Contact Nancy Finch 239/822-7825 CRESCENT ISLAND4-acre private island is in San Carlos Bay C. Close to St. James Citys restaurants, marinas, and shops. Full furnished custom Florida style 2 bedroom pool home. Music room could easily convert for a third bedroom. Offered for $1,950,000. Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632. CANAL FRONT HOUSE/LOT PACKAGEGreat east end location. Beach access. Boat dock in place. House plans available for review. Offered for $1,095,000. Contact Ken Colter 239/8511357 or Bob Berning 239/6999597. REDUCED NEW LISTING NEW LISTING BEACHVIEW1213 Parview Beautifully maintained golf course home. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. Pool area is lush and tropical. Close to beach. Offered for $849,000. Ralph Galietti 239/826-5897 or Cathy Galietti 239/826-5807. PALMETTO POINTPool overlooks canal with a 90 foot concrete dock. Across from the Preserve. 3 large bedrooms all with full baths. Offered for $799,999. Contact Ralph Galetti 239/-826-5897 or Cathy Galietti 239/826-5807. DIRECT GULF FRONT LIVING WITH OVER 2000 SQ FT3 bedrooms, 2 bath with bonus Florida room. Being sold Turn Key. Eat in Kitchen. Separate dining area can accommodate 10. Spacious living room Offered for $325,900. Contact Connie Walters Ms Listr at 239/8414540 or Tracy Walters Mr. Listr 239/994-7975 DIRECTLY ON SAN CARLOS BAY!!4 bedroom/3.5 bath. Spectacular Gulf Views. Remodeled home with pool and hot tub. Offered for $2,250,000. Contact Tracy Mr. Listr/ 994-7975 or Connie Ms Listr 239/841-4540 MAGNIFICENT LAKE FRONT HOME OVER 3900 SQ. FT Beautifully furnished 4 bedrooms plus den, 4 + 2 half baths home. Offered for $1,345,000 Contact Toby Tolp 239/848-0433, Steve Harrell 239/565-1277 or Kasey Harrell 239/850-7602 PUNTA RASSA 1103Breathtaking views of San Carlos Bay. Brand new Kraftmaid kitchen. Deeded parking space and brand new furniture. Offered for $349,900. Contact Marianne Stewart 239/560-6420. DREAM CONDO IN POPULAR SOUTH FORT MYERS RIVERWALKSpacious and quiet top floor 2 bedroom, 2 bath unit overlooking lake. Turn key package with tasteful. Resort style community pool and Club House. Offered for $149,000. Contact Nancy Finch 239/822-7825. THE DUNESThis well appointed 3 bed/2 bath home has Bamboo flooring throughout, large enclosed garage for several automobiles and lots of storage. Offered for $789,000. Contact Connie Walters Ms. Listr 239/841-4540 or Tracy Walters Mr. Listr 239/9947975. REDUCEDTHE RIVER APRIL 26, 201332