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FREETake Me Home VOL. 12, NO. 25 JUNE 28, 2013From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com U rban Farming Workshop At Alliance GreenMarketThe Alliance for the Arts GreenMarket continues its Summer Urban Farming Workshop Series on Saturday, June 29 at 10:30 a.m. with Introduction to Permaculture. The Unruly Gardener Millisa Bell, a master gardener born and raised in Southwest Florida, who is knowledgeable in a wide variety of backyard farming practices and organic growing methods, will lead attendees through the concept of life systems that require minimal human input and are beneficial as food and medicine sources. Bell will describe combinations of perennial wild fruits and flowers, herbs and ground covers that you can devote part of your yard to, not just to benefit you and your family, but also birds, small mammals and pollinators like butterflies and bees. Permaculture landscapes dont require weeding, fertilizing or watering, as these systems basically take care of themselves. Embrace a more sustainable way to garden, incorporate native forages and fruits to your landscape, and become a permaculture enthusiast and promoter. Pre-registration is not required and the workshops are free, but a $5 donation is suggested to help support future educational programs. They are conducted outside, under the shade of the trees, but in case of rain they will be moved into a classroom, so they are rain or shine. The rest of the schedule of presentations: Farm For more information, visit artinlee.org, search for Alliance for the Arts GreenMarket on Facebook, or call 939-2787. While youre at the market, be sure to visit the Alliance Gift Shop and Gallery, both of which remain open every Saturday. The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Master Gardener Millisa Bell conducts an Urban Farming workshop at the GreenMarketBeach Chamber Welcomes RoxieRoxie is up and running and is parked at 320 Old San Carlos, next to Smokin Oyster Brewery on Fort Myers Beach. This is the Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerces new visitor information center. It is tentatively tion about restaurants, shopping, lodging and activities on the beach. Airstream ever made. It has been renovated to serve as a mobile visitor information center for the beach; the interior now contains informational publications promoting beach businesses and a food-vendor-wagonshell opening with a walk-up counter encouraging passersby to stop and chat. Local graphic artist Dave Drotleff designed the exterior with scenes of Fort Myers Beach, making it fun and attractive to visitors. continued on page 5 Roxie, a 16-foot converted Airstream travel trailer is up and running as a tourist information center for the Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. The exterior depicts typical scenes of the beach. The interior contains information about restaurants, shopping, lodging and events on the beach.7th Annual Great American PicnicGet an early start on your 4th of July celebration by getting in the spirit of the holiday at the family favorite Great American Picnic on Thursday, July 4 from noon to 3:30 Activities will include: Guard presentation. Anthem. will entertain. Foundation. perform. At 1 p.m., the Best Patriotic Pet Contest begins. Registration starts at 11:30 a.m. Judging the contest will be Woods with the Carefree Boat Club. Patriotic Pet Winners will be announced at 2:15 p.m. From 2 to 3 p.m., get ready for: Run Agrounds. The Joint. Divas. Contest, hosted by Pignoli on the plan to enter a pie in the contest.)continued on page 5
THE RIVER JUNE 28, 20132 Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now: Crescent Buildingby Gerri RR eaves, PhDWalk down to the intersection of Second Street and Royal Palm Avenue and its unlikely youll see much activity other than traffic unless theres an event at the First Presbyterian Church on the southwest corner. But for more than half a century, that intersection was abuzz with activity of one sort or another. On the southeast corner where a large parking lot now exists once stood a sturdy red-brick structure that in the mid20th century was known as the Crescent Building. Shown in the photo from the early 1950s is the entrance to the former school that housed many businesses and professional offices. Physicians, dentists, architects, engineers and surveyors had offices there, as did major insurance and real estate companies. Several government offices, such as the Lee County Mental Health Association and the U.S. Forest Service were located there, along with non-profits like the American Red Cross and American Cancer Society. A close look at that historic photo reveals the buildings original identity. Oncontinued on page 6 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. The River Weekly News reserves the right to refuse, alter or edit any editorial or advertisement.Co-Publishers Lorin Arundel Advertising Sales Isabel Rasi Office Coordinator Graphic Arts/ProductionAnn Ziehl Photographer Michael Heider Writers Anne Mitchell Jeff Lysiak PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER Contributing Writers Read Us Online: www.IslandSunNews.com Click on The River Ed Frank Max Friedersdorf Tom Hall The Crescent Building, shown here in the early 1950s, was originally the Gwynne High School, opened in 1914 courtesy of the Southwest Florida HH istorical Society The Crescent Building after being lightened up with a green paint job, circa 1961 courtesy of the Southwest Florida HH istorical Society The once busy site is now a parking lot photo by Gerri RR eaves
3 THE RIVER JUNE 28, 2013 Fort Myers Public Art: Re-Imagining Parking Garage In Fort Myersby Tom HallEach month, cultureNOW showcases a different communitys public art collection. In May, cultureNOW featured Fort Myers. In Fort Myers, Marylyn Dintenfass 30,000-square-foot Parallel Park installation has transformed the five-story Lee County Justice Center parking garage into a work of fine art that has first time visitors asking, Is this the fine art museum? It consists of 23 open-weave Kevlar and fiberglass fabric panels that have been attached to the exterior of the Lee County Justice Center parking garage by aluminum tubes. Each panel stands an astounding 33 feet tall by 22 feet wide and the images change right before the viewers eyes as the sun carves its daily arc and clouds scurry across the bright blue Florida sky. Taken together, the 23 panels metaphorically express the spirit of the automobile. Its a subject with which Dintenfass has had a love affair since before the time she could drive. The circle shapes conjure tires, headlights, dashboard instrumentation and steering wheels, Dintenfass explains. Linear patterns are emblematic of roads, ramps, directions and parking designations. Dintenfass iconography of postwar American automotive culture directly integrates her interpretation of mobility and space with the fundamental purpose of a parking garage. Its an apt simile given that Fort Myers was the winter home of Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone, two of the leading pioneers of the American automobile industry. Among the myriad benefits associated with public art is its ability to enhance and define a citys identity, burnish the citys image to the outside world and enable a community to attain recognition as a regional and national leader in the visual arts. By these measures, Dintenfass Parallel Park is an unquestionable success. The installation has been featured in such diverse publications as The Parking Professional, ARTNews and NY Arts magazines, as well as a book by Aliza Edelman that was published in 2011 by Hard Press Editions in association with Hudson Hills Press. Titled Marylyn Dintenfass Parallel Park, the 140-page monograph has placed Fort Myers in the public art spotlight worldwide. Parallel Park received the Americans for the Arts Public Art Network 2011 Year in Review Award. It was selected by curators Gail Goldman, Kendal Henry and Richard Turner out of 430 projects submitted by public art programs and artists nationwide. The project was a joint venture between Lee County and the City of Fort Myers that was conceived by local architect Kevin Williams of BSSW Architects and implemented by a team consisting of the artist, a fabricator in Orlando, a printer in North Carolina and the Fort Myers Public Art Committee, with the assistance of Fort Myers Beach art consultant continued on page 4 Parallel Park transformed the Lee County Justice Center parking garage into a work of art Lazy Flamingo, Inc. 6520-C Pine Avenue Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-5353 Lazy Flamingo 3, Inc. 16501 Stringfellow Rd Bokeelia, FL 33922 239-283-5959 Lazy Flamingo 2, Inc. 1036 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-6939 Lazy Flamingo 4, Inc. 12951 McGregor Blvd. Ft. Myers, FL 33919 239-476-9000 Four Great Locations! If Our Seafood Were Any Fresher, We Would Be Serving It Under Water! NOW SERVING FULL LIQUOR IN FORT MYERS Bring in This Coupon for $ 5 OFFPurchase of $30 or moreF M
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481-4733 12600 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers www.scubavicedivers.com Swim with the Fishes Hortoons THE RIVER JUNE 28, 20136 From page 2Crescent Buildingthe tablet on the parapet is the name Gwynne High School, and perched just over the doorway is the newer name, Crescent Building. The new high school had opened in 1914, only three years after the Gwynne Institute (still standing) opened two blocks west at Jackson Street. In no time at all, it was over-crowded and a new school was needed. That was the story in Lee County for many decades. In fact, the ever-growing school population demanded the construction of the two-winged bungalow school annex only a couple of years after this new high school was built. (The bungalow faced Royal Palm and was behind the high school.) The Gwynne school served as a high school until about 1923, when yet another high school opened at Royal Palm and Thompson, only a short distance south (site of todays Lee County Constitutional Complex). The red-brick school at Second and Royal Palm then became a junior-high. Thus, for years, Royal Palm Avenue between Second and Thompson was a beehive of activity, with students of various ages walking to and fro. In 1950, just after the current high school opened on Cortez Avenue, the school at Second and Royal Palm was sold and became the Crescent Building. It changed ownership at least twice more, in 1964 and 1971, and was demolished in 1975. Today, the land is a parking lot and theres mostly quiet, not walking to and fro. But the Crescent Buildings tangible history lives on as part of another historic structure. Some of the bricks were used to renovate the 1914 Heitman-Evans Hardware building, when decades ago, it became Heritage Square. Still standing on the northwest corner of First and Hendry, it is now a law office. Another note on those salvaged bricks: At some point, the Crescent Buildings classic red bricks were painted a shade of light green, as evidenced in the 1961 photo. Some locals remember that color as definitely unappealing. If youre curious to judge that Crescent-green color for yourself, visit the Southwest Florida Historical Societys research center and see a salvaged brick only one of many fascinating things to discover there. 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. Be sure to take a stroll to Second and Royal Palm and see the former site of the Crescent Building. Then walk a few blocks to the Southwest Florida Museum of History, where you can learn more about the countys race to build enough schools. For information, call 321-7430 or go to www.museumofhistory.org. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Sources: Archives of the Southwest Florida Historical Society; The First 100 Years, Lee County Public Schools, 1887-1987 by Donald O. Stone and Beth W. Carter; The Story of Fort Myers; and the Fort Myers News-Press. Make It & Take It Bead Bracelet Every Thursday $4.75 Find us on WE WILL PAY YOUR TOLL!!!Spend $55 and bring us your toll receipt for a full refund! Lee Republican Womens Club Monthly Meeting The Lee Republican Womens Club (Chartered) will hold its monthly luncheon meeting at the Crowne Plaza Holiday Inn at 13051 Bell Tower Drive in Fort Myers on Tuesday, July 9. Social hour begins at 11:30 a.m., with the luncheon and program to follow at noon. Dane Eagle, Florida State Representative from District 77, will be the featured speaker. Members of the public and guests are welcome to attend. The cost to attend the luncheon is $17 per person. To make reservations or for more information, call 573-6913. Greeters Club July MeetingDo you enjoy meeting new people, attending interesting events and activities and engaging conversation? Then search no further! You are welcome to attend the Thursday, July 18 luncheon meeting of the Greeters Club of Greater Fort Myers. It is held on the third Thursday of the month at the Colonial Country Club, located at 9181 Independence Way in Fort Myers. There will be an opportunity to find out about our activities, meet members and enjoy an interesting program. Call today to make a luncheon reservation (cost is $20 per person) and to find out more about joining this dynamic group of Lee County women. Contact Marie Gaither at 791-8966 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also check us out on Facebook at Greeters of Fort Myers. To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732
7 THE RIVER JUNE 28, 2013 R otary Club I nstalls New Officers, BoardRotary Club of Fort Myers South announced the installation of their 2013-14 officers and board. District Governor Steve Schlueter, District 6960, installed the new officers and board members on June 15 at the Rotary Club of Fort Myers South Annual Installation Banquet held at the Crowne Plaza at Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers. With over 75 Rotarians and guests in attendance, Clark Rambo, President for 2012-13, joined the Past Presidents Council with much gratitude and thanks from his fellow officers, board members and Rotarians. New officers for 2013-14 are Roger Mercado as President, Rebecca Goff as President Elect Nominee Designate, John Kozak as Treasurer and Mark Rupalo as Assistant Treasurer. New board members include John Doramus, Kimberly Christian, Jonathan Gabel, Matthew Muller, Clif Parker and Steve Wassman. Board members who completed their term were Joe Rider, Pete Doragh, Bo Turbeville and Maureen Grabowski. Rounding out the board, Victor Mayeron was named the new Assistant Governor and newly installed President, Roger Mercado, was named Rotarian of the Year. Guests are invited to visit weekly lunch meetings that are held each Monday at noon at the Crowne Plaza Select at Bell Tower Shops, located at 13051 Bell Tower Drive. For more information, visit rotarysouthftmyers.org. Incoming President of the Rotary Club of Fort Myers South, Roger Mercado, was presented with the Rotarian of the Year Award by Outgoing President Clark Rambo H arry Chapin Food Bank R eceives H ighest Charity Navigator R atingThe Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida is listed as the highestranked non-profit organization in Florida and is among the top 11 charities in the country for accountability and transparency by Charity Navigator, Americas top independent evaluator of charitable organizations. Charity Navigator awards four-star designations to non-profits that exceed industry standards in financial stability, organizational efficiency, revenue growth, administrative expenses and other key management areas. As proud Chair of the Board of the Harry Chapin Food Bank for the past four years, I have the personal knowledge of what it takes to earn the highest rating possible with Charity Navigator, said Jo Anna Bradshaw. Charity Navigator helps potential donors make wise and informed choices on which charitable organizations to donate their hard-earned money to. Our four-star rating validates that the food bank values our donors and potential donors. Ethics, good governance and transparency are at the heart of what we do every day to serve our clients, partner agencies and the people and businesses who support our mission. The mission of the Harry Chapin Food Bank is to overcome hunger in Charlotte, Collier, Hendry, Glades and Lee counties through education and by working in a cooperative effort with affiliated agencies in the procurement and distribution of food, equitably and without discrimination. Southwest Floridas fragile economy has left many more families and communities underserved. In response, the food banks operational expansion and success depends on its ability to increase the amount of food that can be provided to our 150-plus partner agencies. The partner agencies the food bank serves include church food pantries, neighbor hood centers, senior nutrition centers, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, mobile pantries, in-school pantries and disaster relief agencies. For additional information about or to contribute financially to the Harry Chapin Food Bank, call 334-7007 or visit www.harrychapinfoodbank.org. rf ntbnrr bb bb rtttn Loved this restaurant. Fantastic experience. Food was exceptionally amazing. Service was outstanding. TripAdvisor Member, May 2013 rfntbnrfntnb rrf nfttbr r fbfrfntbtrffntb Our E-Mail address is press@RiverWeekly.com
THE RIVER JUNE 28, 20138 Along The RiverOn Tuesday, July 2 at 11 a.m., members of the veterinarian team at the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife in Sanibel present CROWs Aquatic Patients: Freshwater and Sea Turtles. The wildlife clinic treats sea turtle patients from the coastal waters between Sarasota and Miami and many variety of freshwater turtles that are found throughout Southwest Florida. The talk will focus on the reasons these wild animals are admitted to CROW. The presentation is suitable for the entire family and proceeded from admission benefit the care of clinics patients, as they do not have health care to pay for their treatment. It is an experience like no other. CROWs Visitor Education Center is located 3883 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel. For more information, call 4723644 ext. 228 or go to www.crowclinic. org for a full schedule of events. The 3rd annual Fort Myers Freedom Fest is Thursday, July 4 from 6 to 10 p.m. Bring the entire family to the free event in downtown Fort Myers historic River District. Lawn chairs are welcome, but leave your coolers at home. Food and beverages will be served by local vendors during the block party, along with a bounce house to entertain children and live music by DJ Tom. Additionally, restaurants, bars and retail shops are open. A spectacular fireworks display begins at 9:30 p.m. Plenty of free parking is available as well as access to a handicapped parking lot at the Post Office on the corner of Edwards and Monroe. The City of Fort Myers parking garages are open for a fee. For more information, go to www. riverdistrictevents.com. What better place to watch the downtown Fort Myers fireworks than from the balcony above The Morgan House? Located in the Patio de Leon, the party begins at 6 p.m. and features live music along with food and spirits. The Morgan House has brought back to life the areas historic purpose, making it a place for entertaining and socializing, just as it was a century ago. The restaurant and bar features 14 beers on tap, full liquor bar and daily happy hour. Casual dining is available either inside in air-conditioned comfort, outside on the terrace, upstairs at the rooftop bar or in the posh Miami-style Red Corner. The Morgan House is located at 33 Patio de Leon, downtown Fort Myers. Call 337-3377 or go to www.morganhouserestaurant.com. If you simply want a cool place to retreat from the crowds during the 4th of July block party, slip in to Ichiban for great Chinese and Japanese cuisine. Ample seating is available inside the restaurant or outside in the climate-controled gallery located in the historic Post Office Arcade. The downtown hot spot has had a loyal following among River District diners for eight years. Family owned and operated, it offers friendly service, great lunch and dinner specials along with artfully crafted sushi rolls and sashimi; best enjoyed with a cold Kirin Ichiban beer or a selection of cold (or hot) sake. There are multiple ways to get to Ichiban: enter through the main Post Office Arcade entrance on Broadway, through the lobby of Hotel Indigo on Main Street, or from First Street courtyard across from the City of Palms parking garage. Ichiban is located at 1520 Broadway, downtown Fort Myers. Hours are Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 9 p.m. For more information, call 334-6991. Headed to Fort Myers Beach for the holiday? Nervous Nellies Crazy Waterfront Eatery in Fort Myers Beach is hosting its annual Neurotic Fourth of July celebration from noon to 9 p.m. Celebrate with BBQ and live music. Happy hour specials are available all day upstairs at Uglys Waterside Bar. Stay to watch the fireworks show at dusk from Nellies spacious waterfront patio. Nervous Nellies and Uglys are located at 1131 First Street, Fort Myers Beach in the historic Baywalk district. Whether you arrive by car or boat, parking is free for patrons. The GPS coordinates for Nellies Snug Harbour Marina are 26.41 N 81.18 W. Call 463-8077 or go to www.nervousnellies.net. Celebrate a Neurotic Fourth of July this year at Nervous Nellies on Fort Myers Beach This gravely ill juvenile Green sea turtle was found under a local dock. On Tuesday, learn how CROW successfully treats and releases sick/injured turtles like this one Please visit our River Weekly News online advertisers at www.islandsunnews.com. You can click through to their Web sites for more information about real estate, shopping, restaurants and services. Just click on the logos surrounding the front page.
9 THE RIVER JUNE 28, 2013 T he Multicultural Centre Of SWFLs 14th Annual Big Backpack E ventThe Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida presents the 14th annual Big Backpack Event to celebrate backto-school and diversity in our community. The event will be held on Sunday, July 21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Harborside Event Center in downtown Fort Myers. For the past 14 years, the Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida has been hosting this popular community outreach event that to date has has provided new backpacks and school supplies to near 30,000 students over the years. The event lends a helping hand to students and families in need, as well as, celebrates the diversity in Southwest Florida with live multicultural entertainment on the main stage including Irish step dance, salsa and more. The event draws an estimated crowd of 15,000 people each year. Although the event begins at 11 a.m., the line begins to form around Harborside Event Center as early at 7 a.m. The first 2,000 students ages 5 to 12 will receive free backpacks and school supplies. Parents or guardians must bring their school age children in order to receive the free supplies. Thanks to sponsors and vendors, students may also receive eye exams, haircuts, and other fun giveaways at the event while supplies last. Families will enjoy other event festivities such as face painting, inflatable slide and bounce house, clowns and live entertainment. We are so very appreciative of the support we receive from local businesses and individuals who partner with us each year to support students and families in need, said Leonardo Garcia, co-founder of the Multicultural Centre of SWFL. Thanks to the support of sponsors and our dedicated event committee, we hope to help more than 2,000 students with their back-to-school needs again this year. Sponsors for this years event includes Walmart, Harborside Event Center, City of Fort Myers, Lee County Public School Principals, Pendas Law Firm, Jasons Deli, CONRIC PR & Marketing, Fuller Online Solutions, Univision, DLatinos, Nuevos Ecos, Lee Family News, News-Press Media Group, Beasley Broadcasting, Azteca America and HABA. E xcursions To Spain, Portugal And T uscanyThe Renaissance Academy of Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) announces its 2013 Travel Abroad Programs featuring two excursions to Europe in September 2013. The first is a 15-day tour of Spain and Portugal. Stay in distinctive lodgings such as Renaissance palaces and ancient monasteries during this Iberian sojourn. The second trip is an eight-day visit to Tuscany. Journey with FGCU to Tuscanys medieval towns and villages, hilltop castles, and ancient farmsteads as participants discover the cultural, artistic, and architectural treasures of Florence, Siena, Lucca, Certaldo, Bologna and San Gimignano. Complete itineraries, cost information and registration forms are available online at https://RegisterRA.fgcu.edu or by calling 434-4737. Spilman N amed T o Deans ListAlexandra Spilman, a resident of Fort Myers, is on Cazenovia Colleges 2013 spring semester Deans List. Spilman is a sophomore majoring in management specializing in fashion merchandising. Spilman is a graduate of Carlbrook School in Halifax, Virginia. celebrate the 4th of july at the island cow July 4th Parade 9:30 a.m. Ring side seats Bring your beach umbrella and chair and enjoy the parade OUTDOOR SEATING DINE WITH THE LO CALS !!2163 Periwinkle W ay Sanibel, Florida 472-0606 C all A head Seating A vailable OP EN 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.BREAKFAST... LUNCH...DINNER!! T ake Out Available WE PROUDLY BRE W STARB UCKS C OFFEE JACARANDAThe Entertainment Nightly in Sanibels Social Scene1223 PERIWINKLE WAY, SANIBEL 472-1771 Happy Apps $5.95Sesame Encrusted Ahi Tuna, Crispy Fried Calamari, Chilled Oysters, Steamed Shrimp, BBQ Beef Satays, Mussels Marinara, Chicken WingsSanibels Best HAPPY HOUR4 7 p.m. Nightly in the lounge1/2 Price DrinksCall & Well Liquor, Draft Beer Selections, Select House Wine
Churches/ TemplesALL FAITHS UNITARIAN CONGREGATION (UUA) Where diversity is treasured 2756 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers Summer program: Understanding the Faiths of Our Worlds June 2 to August 25 11 a.m. Interim Minister, Rev. Margaret Beard, begins on September 1 239-226-0900. 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 email@example.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 4544778 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. firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 Fort 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: email@example.com PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH Sunday Worship at 9:30am. Peace is a member of the ELCA. We celebrate weekly communion with traditional liturgy, organ and choir. 15840 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers On the way to Sanibel. 239-437-2599, www.peaceftmyers.com, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 433-0201, Web site: www.tjswfl.org Affiliated: United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism continued on page 11THE RIVER JUNE 28, 201310
11 THE RIVER JUNE 28, 2013 From page 10Churches/TemplesTHE CHABAD LUBAVITCH OF SW FLORIDA ORTHODOX 5620 Winkler Road, Fort Myers Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz 433-7708, E-mail: email@example.com 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. USPS Salutes The American FlagThe U.S. Postal Service is saluting the American Flag with a new collection of four Forever (currently priced at 46 cents each) stamps. Forever stamps are forever regardless of what price First-Class postage is. The Flag For All Seasons Forever stamps depict images of Old Glory flying against backgrounds representing the winter, spring, summer and fall seasons. The stamp art consisting of opaque watercolors on illustration board is the work of Laura Stutzman, who used personal photographs to create the series. The stamps are available nationwide in coils of 100 at local Post Offices, online at www.usps.com/stamps or by calling 800-STAMP24 (800-782-6724). Booklets of 20 stamps are on sale nationwide; booklets of 10 stamps will be available on August 16. A Flag For All Seasons stamps rfrntrb rfrntrb rfrntrb rfrntrb nr nrn nrn The Springs Assisted Living is part of Shell Points Integrated Healthcare System. Shell Point is a non-profit ministry of The Christian and Missionary Alliance Foundation, Inc. Shell Point. All rights reserved. SPG-130-13 rfrntrb rfrntrb nrn System. Shell Point is a non-profit ministry of Shell Point. All rights reserved. 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When you do, we also invite you to tour Shell Points newest assisted living facility, When you do, we also invite you to tour Shell Points newest assisted living facility, When you do, we also invite you to tour Shell Points newest assisted living facility, When you do, we also invite you to tour Shell Points newest assisted living facility, The Springs. With beautiful surroundings and Shell Points proven reputation, The Springs. With beautiful surroundings and Shell Points proven reputation, The Springs. With beautiful surroundings and Shell Points proven reputation, The Springs offers an affordable option on a month-to-month basis. The Springs offers an affordable option on a month-to-month basis. The Springs offers an affordable option on a month-to-month basis. The Springs offers an affordable option on a month-to-month basis. Meet with our experts and visit The Springs today! Meet with our experts and visit The Springs today! Meet with our experts and visit The Springs today! Meet with our experts and visit The Springs today! Appointments and tours can be Appointments and tours can be arranged by calling (239) 454-2077 arranged by calling (239) 454-2077 MK M V C M O A L E (r f f n f n t n ) Tropical Fruit Fair At First Baptist Church June 29The Lee County Extension Office and The Caloosa Rare Fruit Exchange present a Tropical Fruit Fair on Saturday, June 29 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at First Baptist Churchs Community Room, 1735 Jackson Street in the Fort Myers River District. Many tables of displays of many varieties of mango, avocado and unusual fruits most have never seen, such as grumichama, lychee, longan, gooseberry, akee, jaboticaba, etc. Samples of all fruit that is ripe will be given away. Admission is $2 for all ages over 12, which includes free samples of tropical fruits, veggies, punches, tropical drinks and fruit-flavored ice cream. Free classes from experts, free parking and a Carmen Miranda contest with cash prizes will be offered. 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THE RIVER JUNE 28, 201312 Tips For Beating The Summer Heatby Capt. Matt MitchellOur oppressive heat really arrived this last week with the official start of summer. Getting out early and off the water by midday is my way to stay somewhat comfortable out there. Another option this time of year is go out at night after the afternoon thunderstorms have passed. Fishing action has been good with both of these options. Like us, the fish just dont seem to be very active during the hottest part of the day. Big high tides this week had the redfish feeding well, at least once you located them. Several times this week I got on some hot redfish action while flipping baits deep up in the shade of the mangroves. Small grunts, pinfish and cut baits all caught reds up to 35 inches. The mouth of the river seems to be holding some of the larger redfish around, but the bite is not as consistent as the mangrove keys and oyster bars in the middle sound. Floating grass made lots of the mangrove shoreline in the northern sound simply unfishable this week. Catch-and-release snook action keeps getting better and better. The passes and the beaches are holding great numbers of snook of all sizes. Walking the beach is a great way to go for shorebound anglers. These snook on the beach can be anywhere from right against the sand out to the first and second troughs. During high sun periods its possible to sightfish these fish. White bucktails and swim baits that look like a shiner are hard to beat for artificials. If you are fishing the beaches from a boat, look for any snags or blowdowns and a few scoops of live chum will quickly let you know if you are in the right place. Live bait is king in and around the passes, with the bigger the bait better. Try to fish during the fastest moving water and target the rips and eddies. In the smaller passes like Blind Pass, it always amazes me how many fish are right out in the middle of the pass. They probably sit behind sand humps on the bottom as they drift against the fast moving tide. Once you locate the areas in the pass the fish are using, youll catch fish after fish. While snook fishing in the passes, we have also seen some good-sized trout in the mix. There are not lots of them but the ones we are catching are the biggest ones around right now, with most of them are over 20 inches. These pass trout prefer a little bit smaller bait. Out on the flats, finding clear water within close proximity of the passes seems to be where the trout are holding. I have been using small grunts and shiners fished under a popping cork. Working the sand holes at the edges of the shallower bars resulted in good numbers of keepersized trout, although by midday this bite was over. Most of these fish having been running 16 to 20 inches. Our tarpon are still around though the number of boats chasing them keeps getting less and less. Hot, sticky, calm conditions are perfect for targeting tarpon; the lower the oxygen content in the water, the more they have to roll and the easier they are to locate. While on a tarpon charter one day midweek, we found a few fish at the mornings first stop up by Captiva Pass, but as the winds looking was slowly increased, the fish seemed to vanish. Running out along the beaches of Cayo Costa and North Captiva, it was not any better. Heading back to the southern sound, I opted to set up at one of my confidence spots. After about 30 minutes, things got really slick calm and tarpon started appearing out of nowhere. Once the fish showed themselves, it did not take long to get a hook-up and land a tarpon. Summertime fishing offers so many choices on what species we want to fish for. Do like the locals do and get out early or late and enjoy some of the most consistent and uncongested fishing of the year.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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Paul Black from Sea Isle City, New Jersey, with a 35-inch redfish he caught and released while fishing with Capt. Matt Mitchell this week ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. MERCURY MARINER JOHNSON EVINRUDE SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I/O'S MERCRUISER Serving Sanibel & Captiva For Life Your Bottom Specialist Call on Paint Prices ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. 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13 THE RIVER JUNE 28, 2013 CROW Case Of The Week: Fishing Lures: A Cautionary Taleby Patricia MolloyA Doublecrested cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) was admitted to CROW after swallowing a very large fishing lure. The hook had penetrated not only the birds esophagus, but also the membrane that surrounds its heart, causing massive inflammation. I had to remove the entire lure. We were in surgery for hours, said Dr. Heather solemnly. It was certainly a highly-technical surgery. Cormorants are commonly seen on Sanibel, standing ashore or on pilings, wings expanded, drying them in the breeze. The reason behind this behavior is that their feathers do not possess the waterproofing oil of other seabirds. The lack of oil, however, enables them to dive to remarkable depths for fish. Fortunately for the patient, an electrocautery unit had recently been donated to the wildlife clinic. Donations really make a difference, because this bird probably would not have survived the surgery without this piece of equipment. I was performing microsurgery because its esophageal cavity is so small. I was able to cauterize the incisions I had made with the electrocautery unit. A lot of high-specialized equipment went into making sure he survived: an IV catheter, IV pump fluids, a doppler to monitor heart rate and blood pressure, and what we call a bear hugger that provides supplemental heat. He was also on pain medication, medication to help his heart beat normally, antibiotics and a whole host of other medications to try to keep him stable and the infection under control. Only four days after undergoing such a dramatic medical procedure, the cormorant was ready to be relocated to one of the clinics outdoor flight cages. It is amazing he lived; he is doing fine now. He will remain on antibiotics for approximately 10 days. If everything goes well, he will be released after he has completed the round of antibiotics. The story of this Double-crested cormorant, patient #1415, is another example of how CROW plays an important part in balancing the impact that humans have on the delicate ecosystem of the islands with the health of the native and migratory wildlife. Tourism dollars are the driving force of the local economy. Why do visitors return year after year? The beautiful beaches and magnificent wildlife. CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from our local area. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to P.O. Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit www. crowclinic.org. The Double-crested cormorants name is derived from Latin for sea crow Complete Do-It Yourself Boat Parts Store Complete Do-It Yourself Marine Trading Post 15600 San Carlos Blvd, Unit 170, Ft Myers (Beside Big Lots) Call 437-7475 Additional Locations: 1156 N. Tamiami Trail in North Fort Myers Call 997-5777 2397 Davis Blvd in Naples Call 793-5800 Hours: 8am -5:30pm Mon-Sat $ 99. 95 Stainless Steel Pow er Coated White Du l Trumpet Horn Bimini Top $ 199 Large Selection of Steering Wheels continued on page 18
THE RIVER JUNE 28, 201314 Caring For Your PlantsPathwaysby Justen DobbsPathways are an important part of any landscape. They should direct you through the garden or landscape in a particular way so as to show off your featured trees and plants. Also, if you have grass, you dont want to encourage a lot of foot traffic through your grass, so it is best to build a pathway either through it or next to it. Before building your pathways, you should ask yourself a few questions: Who is going to be walking through this area? My pets? People? Is this an area that gets a lot of rain runoff or washout? How much money do I want to spend on my pathways? If you are allowing your dogs or pets to run through a part of your landscape, you may want to consider making a pathway that is safe for their little feet and also low maintenance for you. Mulch, pinestraw, crushed shell and sand work well for pet pathways. Try to avoid grass or dirt as they can become messy with a lot of foot traffic. Low spots around the yard sometimes fill with water during our rainy season, so you may want to raise them up with some rock or crushed shell. This will allow you and your pets to walk around on raised ground without getting your feet wet or muddy. The most inexpensive pathway you can create is with basic one inch diameter white rock. This can be purchased by the truckload and spread fairly easily. Rock lasts a long time and deters a lot of weed growth. The most expensive pathway you can create is with imported flagstone (usually from Georgia, Tennessee or Alabama) laid over concrete. This is a very time-consuming process and the materials are expensive, but it is very permanent, deters almost all weed growth and really accents the landscape nicely. A pathway should meander throughout your yard. Ideally, it should not have any straight lines in it (which would give it more of a commercial look), but instead it should flow naturally in-between your palm trees, hardwood trees, planter beds and other features in your landscape. If your pathway is more for function than form, it is acceptable to make it straight and simple so that you can get from one place to another quickly especially if you have a large property. It is helpful to map out your landscape and create a drawing showing where your beds and pathways are going to be. This will give you an overall concept to work off of and usually guarantees that your landscape will have good flow to it, good function, and lastly give you a good platform to work off of. Do some research online and talk with your landscaper the more counsel you get, the better the end result! Justen Dobbs is a landscape architect in south Florida specializing in custom, upscale landscapes. He can be reached at email@example.com. Custom Alabama flagstone laid in concrete makes a spectacular custom pathway Plant SmartYellow Milkwortby Gerri ReavesYellow milkworts (Polygala rugelii) natural habitat is the moist pinelands and prairies of the Florida peninsula. It has the distinction of being an endemic species, which means it is found nowhere else. The Institute for Regional Conservation gives yellow milkwort an imperiled status. Also known as yellow bachelors button, this pretty native wildflower loves sun and blooms throughout the year, but most profusely in summer and early fall. The thimble-shaped dense flower heads measure about one and one-half inch across and are made up of numerous tiny flowers. The lower (basal) leaves are comparatively oval or spoon-shaped and the upper ones lance-like or linear. The solitary flower heads top stems that are sometimes branched. The plant can grow as tall as three feet, but is usually much shorter. The Seminole and Miccosukee Indians have various traditional medicinal uses for yellow milkwort, including as heart medicine, a respiratory aid and a snakebite remedy. Sources: The Guide to Florida Wildflowers by Walter Kingsley Taylor, National Audubon Society Field Guide to Florida, regionalconservation.org, and herb.umd.umich.edu. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, lowmaintenance South Florida landscape. Yellow milkwort is endemic to Florida photo by Gerri Reaves www.SeabreezeNurseries.com (239) 560-1422 WHITEFLY or Sooty Mold? or Sooty Mold? WHITEFLY or Sooty Mold? WHITEFLY We can help! Ask about our Season Discount! Palms, Palms, natives, natives, crotons, crotons, bromeliads, bromeliads, buttery bushes, buttery bushes, & much more & much more
15 THE RIVER JUNE 28, 2013 Gulf Coast Humane Society Report: Roxines Surgery A SuccessThe Gulf Coast Humane Societys Second Chance Fund has proven successful. Roxine, an almost 3-year-old black mouth cur mix, underwent surgery June 20 and is back in her foster home to recuperate. Roxine had two torn cruciates in her rear legs and was in need of surgery to repair both legs. With a discount from Dr. Eisele, DVM, with Specialists in Veterinary Surgery, Roxines surgery cost $2,850, an amount raised entirely by donations, in over one week. Dr. Eisle said, Roxine had bilateral tibial tuberosity advancements performed to treat ruptured ACLs. This procedure was adapted from a surgery performed in people. Surgery went very well and she is weight-bearing in the pelvic limbs today. We plan to start physical rehabilitation with Roxine in the underwater treadmill after suture removal. We hope to have her running, jumping and playing again in two to three months. For more information about Roxine or the Gulf Coast Humane Societys Second Chance Fund, call 332-0364 or email Jennifer@gulfcoasthumanesociety.org. Roxine and Dr. Eisle after surgery Roxine in a cast after surgery Humane Society Offers Basic Obedience ClassesThe Gulf Coast Humane Society, located at 2010 Arcadia Street in Fort Myers, has partnered with K-Nine Connections to begin Basic Obedience classes for adopted or rescued pets. Classes will be held on Thursdays at 6 p.m. Each class will run for approximately one hour. The cost for one six-week program is $80 for those pets adopted from the Gulf Coast Humane Society and $100 for those adopted elsewhere. Students can attend the six classes non-consecutively. Proof of current age appropriate vaccinations are required upon registration. Offering these classes will help give pet owners the tools to teach proper manners by ensuring that well behaved dog stays in their forever home. To register for the Basic Obedience class or for more information, call 3322719 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Guided Walks At Bunche BeachLee County Parks & Recreation are offering free guided walks at Bunche Beach. Dont miss out on the fun! Guided Exploration Join a naturalist guide as you leisurely explore the mud flats to see what mysteries the low tide uncovers while enjoying a beautiful Florida sunset. Bunche Beach is a wonderful place to explore and learn about the amazing variety of shore birds, shells and possibly spot a manatee or dolphin playing along the shore. Bring a camera, shoes that can get wet, bug spray and drinking water. Our next walk will be held on Tuesday, July 9 and again on Tuesday, August 6 from 7 to 8 p.m. Bunche Beach Preserve is located at 18201 John Morris Road, Fort Myers Beach. Walks meet at the picnic tables on the beach. The walk is free. Parking is $2 per hour or free with a valid Lee County Parks & Recreation parking sticker. Visit www.leeparks.org for more information. BOAT RENTALS 472-5800 With his project The Sinking World, Andreas Franke brings a strange, forgotten underwater world back to life and stages realms of an unprecedented kind www.TheSinkingWorld.com
THE RIVER JUNE 28, 201316 Fish shoal within the structure of the sunken ship Diving T he USS Mohowkby Michael H eider and Patricia MolloyOne year after the sinking of the USS Mohawk, members of The River Weekly News and Island Sun team dove to the depths of the Gulf of Mexico to investigate firsthand the Mighty Mos integration with the ocean. The former WWII ship has been transformed into an artificial reef teeming with life; from small crustaceans and sea urchins to large schools of bait fish, barracudas and 600-pound Goliath groupers. While resting on the boat between dives, our conversation turned to reports of gigantic whale sharks seen gliding gracefully through the waters around the wreck and sea turtles quietly sleeping on her deck. It is remarkable how rapidly the ship has come alive in its environment on the ocean floor. Located only 28 nautical miles off the coast of Captiva and Sanibel islands at a depth of 90 feet, the USS Mohawk is a one-of-a-kind dive destination made possible by Joe Weatherby, ship wrecker for Reef Makers, and Mike Campbell, Lee County natural resources senior environmental specialist. Scubavice Diving Center in Fort Myers organizes guided trips to the USS Mohawk. To explore this underwater marvel, call 481-4733. Right: A Goliath grouper cruises through the wreck
17 THE RIVER JUNE 28, 2013 Golf Pro Gene Sauers H as Found Success On T he Champions T our After Battling A Mysterious Diseaseby E d FrankThe name Gene Sauers is well known in golf circles. He had a steady career on the PGA tour for 20 years, with three PGA wins and earnings of more than $4.6 million. And last year, he joined the Champions Tour when he reached 50 years old. But what is not known by many is the fact that he battled a mysterious disease two years ago that threatened not only his career, but his life. We caught up with Sauers this past weekend during a trip north to Chicago where Sauers was playing in a new Champions Tour event, the Encompass Championship. It was his ninth tournament of the year after launching his 2013 season here in February at the Ace Group Classic in Naples. You might say that I am the Miracle of 51, he laughed, referring to his age and his successful fight to overcome a rare and devastating skin disease known as StevensJohnson syndrome. This time two years ago, the likeable Sauers was in the midst of a seven-week hospital stay where he battled this sinister disease that eats at the body from the inside. He sometimes questioned whether he would ever leave the hospital alive, let alone ever play professional golf again. It was a brutal, painful recovery process that resulted in at least 12 skin grafts on his arms and legs. The cause of the disease is unknown. In fact, doctors first thought he had rheumatoid arthritis The disease has left his arms and legs scarred and discolored, but it didnt cause him to lose his competitive desire. In his nine Champions Tour events this year, he has three top 10 finishes, including two seconds and one third while earning $492,272, placing him 19th in the Charles Schwab Cup rankings. He finished a respectable 14th in Februarys Ace Group Classic. The numerous skin grafts did result in stiffness, although stretching exercises each morning helps alleviate that symptom. I plan to play in every Champions Tour event on the schedule this year 20 or 21 tournaments, he said. He has a two-year exemption on the Champions Tour as a result of his career wins. Based on his early success on the 50-and-older tour, Sauers should have no problem keeping his exemption. Sauers story is one of inspiration to anyone suffering a debilitating illness as it is a story of courage, commitment and the willingness to live. He is an inspiration to his fellow pros who have welcomed him back to the links with warm embraces. We wish him continued good health and success. Miracle Off To Good Second-Half Start After Winning First-Half Championship The Fort Myers Miracle baseball team, Florida State League South Division Champions for the seasons first-half, got off to a 3-1 start in the second half of the season after winning three of four games last week from Jupiter. The Miracle are home at Hammond Stadium for three games this weekend Saturday, Sunday and Monday against the St. Lucie Mets. On Saturdays 6:05 p.m. game, the Miracle will welcome back TNT basketball analyst Craig Sager, who will pose for pictures and sign autographs. Sagers early announcing career was here at WINK-TV, where he was the sports director. He is known for his colorful suits and shirts. Miracle To Be Represented At Futures Game Current Fort Myers Miracle pitcher Liam Hendriks and former Miracle outfielder Ben Revere have been selected to play in the 12th Annual XM All-Star Futures Game July 11 in Anaheim, California. The games features the best Minor League prospects in the United States against the best from the rest of the world. Hendriks, from Perth Australia, is one of the top pitchers in the Minnesota Twins organization. The 21-year-old right-hander started the week with a 1.38 ERA. Revere, a former Miracle, is currently playing for Double-A New Britain. The speedy outfielder was a first-round draft selection by the Twins in 2007. Byron Buxton Promoted To Fort Myers The Minnesota Twins announced the promotion of highly touted prospect Byron Buxton to the Advanced-A Fort Myers Miracle on Monday. The second overall pick in 2013, Buxton joins the Miracle after spending 68 games with the Cedar Rapids Kernels, the Midwest League affiliate of the Twins. Buxton hit .341 with 15 doubles, 10 triples, eight home runs and 55 runs batted in. Buxton also has 32 stolen bases. Gene Sauers Soccer Camp Coming To JetBlue ParkAbout 300 young soccer players from around the country and up to 40 coaches will converge on Fort Myers JetBlue Park in July as part of Futbol Club Barcelonas affiliate for youth soccer. This is the first year the club designed for 6to 14-year-olds has staged a camp in Fort Myers. The youth day camp runs July 8 to 12 and the coaches camp runs prior to that on July 6 and 7. The Barcelona group is among the highest profile soccer teams worldwide. Futbol Club Barcelona hosts the largest number of spectators of all stadiums in Europe, according to its website, with 98,800 seats sold. JetBlue Park, home of the Boston Red Sox spring training, is a Lee County Parks & Recreation facility that touts six youth soccer fields that are used for tour nament play and youth soccer about 10 months out of the year. For more information on the camp, visit www.fcbarcelonasoccercamps.com or call 954-652-8484 for registration. For information on JetBlue Park and other Lee County Parks & Recreation sites, visit www.leeparks.org or call 5337275.
THE RIVER JUNE 28, 201318 The 15 millimeter fishing lure that was swallowed by the cormorantFrom page 13CROW Case Of The Week T ie One On Preview E vent At R obb & StuckyThe 25th Annual Arts for ACT Fundraiser officially started with the celebrated preview party reception at Robb & Stucky International, located at 13170 S. Cleveland Avenue in Fort Myers. Over 150 people attended the event among them community leaders, engaged Fort Myers residents, Robb & Stucky designers and executives, ACT directors and staff, and many local artists who support ACT with their donations. In support of the nights theme, many of the artists wore specially created bow ties during the reception that could be purchased by attendees, with the proceeds going to ACT. Dr. Jazzs Ragtime Band set the energetic rhythm for the evening, which also included wine, hors doeuvres and lively conversation. The reception was the very first in a series of preview events, which will culminate with An Evening of Cabaret on Saturday, August 10 at the Harborside Event Center in the River District, Downtown Fort Myers. The evening will feature unique items and artwork from often-famous local, national and international artists, to be auctioned. There will also be a silent auction and a prize raffle sponsored by local shops, businesses, and galleries. All proceeds support ACT. According to Robb & Stucky International President Steve Lush, The entire Robb & Stucky team was proud to be part of this event. It was an honor to host last weeks kick off. Our company is dedicated to creating peaceful and welcoming environments. Like ACT, we want to end domestic and sexual violence. Arts for ACT is an important fundraiser that helps move our community closer toward that goal. Tickets to the auction event may be purchased online at www.actabuse.com/ event/arts-for-act-2013. Shell Point Offers American Art Lectures I n JulyThe Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point Retirement Community welcomes the public to its July American Art lectures. Taught by instructor Dorothy Dottie Magen, M.A., the classes are scheduled for July 3, 10 and 17 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Grand Cypress Room of The Woodlands. Space is limited and registration is required by calling 489-8472. Tickets for each session are $10. American Art: Colonial to Contemporary Session 1 on Wednesday, July 3 will focus on the 18th and 19th centuries. From the earliest itinerant por trait painters to the most current abstract artists, American painting and sculpture will be explored through slides, lecture, and discussion. American Art: Colonial to Contemporary Session 2 on Wednesday, July 10 will focus on the 20th century, including the diversity of The Ash Can School, expatriates and regionalists, and The New York School. American Folk Art on Wednesday, July 17 will explore the arts of common people expressed through paintings, carvings, and textiles. The development of American folk art will be investigated through contributions of European influences, American tastes and Native American crafts. Dotties American Art lectures are particularly well-timed as we celebrate our countrys independence this month, said Teri Kollath, manager of The Academy of Lifelong Learning and the Auxiliary. To learn more about Shell Point, visit www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-7801131. Guelchers Artwork On Display I n Commissioner H alls OfficesLee County Commissioner Tammy Hall is supporting local artists by giving them an opportunity to display their artwork in her Fort Myers office on the first floor of the Old County Courthouse, 2120 Main Street in downtown Fort Myers. The newest display is from artist Scott Guelcher. Guelcher will show his work in the District 4 Office until Friday, July 26. The public is welcome to stop by and view the 13 framed pieces and learn more about the artist. Call 533-2226 to confirm office hours for viewing the artwork. The arts are an important part of the cultural and development of our community, said Hall. I believe that government can play an important role in public awareness, developing the use of public spaces for display and interaction of art, and for the encouragement and commitment of continued financial support both public and private of all the arts. Commissioner Hall is the recipient of the Angel of the Arts Award Business Sponsor 2009. She was elected to the Board of Lee County Commissioners in 2004 and re-elected in 2006. Based in Southwest Florida, Guelchers art is well known for a blend of pop art images and abstract backgrounds. In addition to being an artist, he was the event chair for Art Royale 2008, the signature fundraiser for the Lee County Alliance of the Arts in Fort Myers and currently teaches art at Island Coast High School. Guelcher looks for new opportunities to educate and inspire the community through the arts. He gives back to the community through philanthropy by donating works of art to charity fundraisers for different causes. He also promoted some global subjects during his span as an artist, specifically a solo exhibition titled Bikinis and Bombs. This show was about the testing of the hydrogen bomb by the U.S. government conducted in the Marshall Islands on Bikini Atoll. The show gained local and international recognition. I paint random everyday objects that represent one of three themes: People, Places or Things, said Guelcher. My paintings allow the viewer to experience per sonal meaning which transforms the objects from ordinary to extraordinary. 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19 THE RIVER JUNE 28, 2013Broadway Palm And The Cast Of Shrek The Musical To Host BenefitBroadway Palm will be presenting Shrek The Musical from June 27 through August 10. All of the opening week performances Thursday, June 27 through Sunday, June 30 re benefit performances in which Broadway Palm will donate $5 for every ticket purchased directly to Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, part of Lee Memorial Health System, is committed to providing the highest level of care to the sick and injured children and families of Southwest Florida. To meet the growing demands of pediatric health care needs in Southwest Florida, Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida must expand. The plan includes construction of a new 128-bed state-of-the-art pediatric medical facility on the campus of HealthPark Medical Center in Fort Myers. The hilarious story of everyones favorite ogre comes to life on the Broadway Palm stage and is part romance, part twisted fairytale and all irreverent fun. Shrek The Musical tells the story of a swampdwelling ogre who goes on a life-changing adventure to rescue a feisty princess and reclaim the deed to his land. Throw in a wise-cracking donkey, a villain with a short temper, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairytale misfits and youve got a mess that calls for a real hero Shrek! Come take a trip to the swamp with Shrek The Musical at Broadway Palm from June 27 through June 30 and help save the lives of local children. The benefit performances are Thursday through Sunday, with selected matinees. Ticket prices range from $35 to $55, with discounts available for groups of 20 or more. There is a summer special for children 18 and under, tickets are just $18 for the buffet and the show. Tickets are now on sale and can be reserved by calling 278-4422, by visiting www.BroadwayPalm.com or by stopping by the box office at 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Call To Artists For Exhibit At BIG ARTSBIG ARTS invites artists to submit entries for the 22nd annual International Society of Experimental Artists (ISEA) exhibit. Entries of original experimental artwork in any media are due by Monday, July 1. Works must have been created within the last three years and not shown in previous ISEA exhibits. Since 1991, ISEA has been promoting the creation and awareness of experimental art. Experimental art means the work is innovative in concept, attitude, technique or materials. ISEAs mission is to create an environment where contemporary visual artists can come together to share ideas, grow and take risks. These exhibits are held in the U.S. and around the globe. The ISEA International Juried Art and the ISEA/NWS Wales International Exchange exhibits will be open at BIG ARTS Saturday, October 19 through Saturday, November 28. There will be $10,000 in awards. All entries must be entered for submission online at the ISEA website at www.iseaartexhibit.org. BIG ARTS will not accept any entries. 6 6 th th Annual Annual Peace Day In The Park Peace Day In The Park Su Su nday nday Sept 22 Sept 22 nd nd 2013 2013 Jaycee Park, Cape Coral Beach Parkway 10am 5pm Fr MUSIC*FUN*ART*FOOD VENDORS*WORKSHOPS*CR AFTS Let your peace rise as we gather to Honor the International Day of Peace. Bring your whole family and spend the day enjoying a sense of community under the canopy of tall trees at Jaycee Park. Local Food Drive, Blood Mobil on -s ite, pet friendly. M USIC VENDORS*WORKSHOPS*CR your whole family and spend the day enjoying a sense of community under the English Country DancingLearn the social dances of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries at the Wa-ke Hatchee Recreation Center. Lessons are offered on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. all year round. Dress is casual, and participants should wear flat shoes with non-slip soles. Partners are not necessary, and beginners are welcomed. Lessons are free after a one-time payment of $10, which covers lifetime membership to Wa-Ke Hatchee Recreation Center. Contact Gillian Carney at 6039828 or email email@example.com. Also, visit http://dancefl.us/ ecd/FtMyersECD.shtml. Wa-ke Hatchee Recreation Center is located at 16760 Bass Road in Fort Myers. Call 432-2154 for more information.
THE RIVER JUNE 28, 201320 Financial FocusLook Beyond U .S. Borders For I nvestment Opportunitiesby J ennifer BaseyAre you traveling abroad this summer? If so, you wont be alone. Increasingly, Americans seem to have gotten the travel bug. In fact, over one-third of the population now holds valid passports, according to the U.S. Department of State. Of course, seeing the world can help broaden our horizons in many aspects of life including how we invest. Investment prospects now exist in every part of the planet. However, you might wonder why you should invest globally. Arent there enough good opportunities right here in the United States? The U.S. does indeed provide a wealth of investment choices. But you can still receive at least two key benefits from international investing. Lets take a quick look at them: the United States is a highly developed economy. That doesnt mean, of course, that we have no upside here. We do, and we always will. Nonetheless, you can also find growth opportunities in foreign markets. Which ones? Theres never any one right answer. In one year, a particular country, or even an entire region, such as the Pacific Rim, might lead the way, as far as performance. Then, the very next year, a different country or region could top the list. Since its almost certainly futile to try to guess which areas will perform the best in any given year, youre much better off looking for solid investment opportunities in all regions of the world. tionally, you can help diversify your portfolio. The worlds financial markets are connected to each other, but they dont always move in unison. In any given year, the U.S. markets may be down, but inter national markets might be doing significantly better. Consequently, if, during that year, you had only invested in U.S. companies, your portfolio would have taken a hit, but if you had spread your investment dollars around the world, your year-end results might have looked considerably different. Keep in mind, though, that while diversification can help reduce the effects of volatility, it cant guarantee profits or protect against all losses. Although international investing does provide some key benefits, it also carries some unique risks. For example, when you invest in companies based overseas, you may encounter political instability, which could threaten the financial mar kets of a country or an entire region. You could also experience currency risk, which means that changes in the value of the U.S. dollar, relative to foreign currencies, could harm the value of your investments. In any case, you probably wont want international holdings to ever take up a majority of your portfolio. How much should you own? Again, theres no right answer for everyone. Your investment mix should be based on your risk tolerance, time horizon and individual goals. And, because of the complexities involved with foreign markets, you may well want to work with a financial professional someone with the expertise and resources to evaluate the pros and cons of international investments. By looking past U.S. borders for investment opportunities, you can expand your horizons for potential investment success. Bon voyage! Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. E dison State R eaffirmed By SACSCOCEdison State College President Jeff Allbritten announced that he received word from the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools (SACSCOC) Board of Trustees, who voted this morning to grant Edison State College full reaffirmation and to remove the college from probation, effective immediately. As I have said often, accreditation is not an event, but a process of continuous renewal and improvement. While this is an outstanding accomplishment, we must maintain our process of continuous improvement, said Dr. Allbritten. I want to thank each person that has worked so hard over a long period of time to address the findings of noncompliance that were a result of the prior visit. Also, I am appreciative of the colleges willingness to work with me on realigning our academic organization, filling our leadership positions, and improving our systems. I believe the outcome of the vote today shows that we are taking the right steps for Edison State to better serve our students and region. Edison State College will have regularly-scheduled reviews, beginning with a five-year interim report in September, 2017, and its 10-year review in 2022. These reviews are standard for all colleges and universities that are accredited by the SACSCOC. Celebrating 50 years of excellence, Edison State College is Southwest Floridas largest, most accessible and affordable institution of higher education. Proud to be tobacco-free, Edison State serves more than 24,000 students across five counties and through Edison Online. For more information, visit www.edison.edu. Lee C ountys First C ertified Guest Services C lass Passes N ational E xamThe Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau (VCB) announced and congratulates the members of its first graduating class in top-notch customer service. In a first-of-its-kind partnership with the American Hotel & Lodging Service Training Program. The VCB kicks off this partnership with the goal of becompartners, including all area hotels. Were on our way to completing that goal, said Tamara Pigott, VCB executive fact that everyone in the program passed is a testament to the training provided and the commitment by our partners. Knowing how to make every guests visit enjoyable and memorable is the cornerstone to every successful hospitality entity. winning, seven-module customer service program. The participants are the eligible to service-oriented, front-line employees on the best ways to provide outstanding guest service. Michael Mahoney, director of business development for Dolphin Transportation, is proud to have earned his national certification in the inaugural class. This designation recognizes true hospitality professionals who take customer service seriously, Mahoney said. Mahoney joins 11 other graduates in his class: Luisa Buitrago Cortes, Jo Ann Compton, Cinder Danzey, Betsy Dekker, Melissa Jackson, Debbie Kwok, Elise Mahaney, Penny Rodriguez, Donna Sage-Nestra, Robert Skrentny and Klaus Zingraff. Hospitality employees must have effective guest service skills in todays competitive market. They must be able to engage and connect with their guests to go above and beyond the call of duty. EIs designation provides recognition for those individuals who know how to deliver exceptional service by engaging guests and creating impressive edgment of award-winning guest service for employees in the hospitality industry. uniform in recognition of their knowledge and skills in guest service. Courtesy of Royal Shell Real EstateT op 10 R eal E state Sales Development City Year BuiltSquare FootageListing PriceSelling PriceDays on Market The Sanctuary Sanibel 1996 3,553 $1,495,000$1,275,000 269 Hermitage Cape Coral 1998 3,735 $1,290,000$1,125,000 336 Bonita BeachBonita Springs 1971 1,758 $1,895,000$1,080,000 975 No Subdivision Sanibel 1994 2,495 $1,199,999$935,000 415 Sanibel Harbours Sanibel 1983 1,875 $889,000$869,000 18 Shell Harbor Sanibel 1982 2,036 $879,000$800,000 68 Laguna ShoresFort Myers Beach 2000 2,686 $755,000$745,000 5 Cypress Cove Estero 2002 3,021 $595,000$555,000 43 Trentino EstatesFort Myers 2006 2,750 $549,900$525,000 38 Imperial ShoresBonita Springs 1989 1,791 $599,000 $500,000 44
21 THE RIVER JUNE 28, 2013 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, N CSPDear Shelley, My son will enter ninth grade in August and we are planning his classes now. I want to know more about AP classes and dual enrollment classes. Is one better than the other? Thomas M., Fort Myers Thomas, This is a complex and important question. Advanced Placement (AP) classes are classes taken in high school that may provide high school credits and may provide college credits if the student taking the class passes an end of year test with a satisfactory grade. Dual enrollment or dual credit is a program that allows high school students to simultaneously earn college or vocational credit toward a postsecondary diploma, certificate or degree at a Florida public institution that will also count as credit toward a high school diploma. Other states have their own unique programs. There are clear differences in these two types of classes in regard to who can enroll, class structure, cost and credits. Either choice provides students with challenging coursework that may help them complete a college degree more quickly. Enrollment in an AP class varies among high schools; some require a teachers recommendation and of course the school must offer these courses. In Florida, juniors or seniors with a GPA of at least 3.0 may participate in dual enrollment and as well as any admissions criteria set by the postsecondary institution they student attends. Currently, AP courses cost approximately $89 in order to take the exam. There may be other costs associated with the class depending on the school. Public school students who are dually enrolled in a Florida public college or university are exempt from registration, matriculation or laboratory fees for courses taken through dual enrollment and textbooks are provided free of charge to these students. In AP classes a passing score on an exam is a 3 out of 5, but the required minimum score for college credits differs among colleges with many requiring at least a score of 4 or 5. Dual enrolled students are graded on their coursework through the semester and receive college credits/transcript after completing the course. Out of state and elite colleges are not likely to accept the credits, but most state colleges and universities do. The two approaches dual credit and AP offer different ways to helping high school students earn college credits. AP prepares students to pass an exam to prove their mastery of college-level curriculum. Dual credit in effect enrolls students in college courses while they are still in high school, allowing them to earn credit for both. Experts say both approaches can work and many students are able to gain an entire year or more of college before they even get there, but there are drawbacks to both. Students in AP classes, for example, may find that although they passed the exam, their score isnt high enough to earn college credit. At some colleges, even the highest mark wont count or a college may only accept credits from two or three AP classes even though the student may have taken far more AP classes. For dual enrollment students the drawbacks include issues with time spent commuting to take college courses as well as maturity concerns. Expectations both academic and social at the college level are generally higher than those at the high school level and some students simply cannot handle the pressures or have not yet developed the academic and social skills required to be successful at this level. There is a great deal to consider in choosing an acceleration program. You can learn more information for both programs by visiting www.princetonreview. com/college/advanced-placement-classesand-exams.aspx or www.fldoe.org/articulation/pdf/dualenrollfaqs.pdf. 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 email@example.com. Not all questions submitted can be addressed through this publication. Mathew N amed T o Deans ListAntony Mathew has been named to Siena Colleges Deans List for the Spring 2013 semester. Mathew is a biology major from Fort Myers. Cary N amed T o Deans ListClark Cary, a resident of Fort Myers, was named to the Deans List for the spring semester at Samford Universitys Cumberland School of Law. Pelkey GraduatesJoshua Pelkey, a resident of Fort Myers, graduated from the Crown College School of Arts and Sciences, St. Bonifacius, dur ing the 96th Annual Commencement Ceremony held in May. Pelkey earned a degree in Youth and Family Ministries. 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THE RIVER JUNE 28, 201322 CCMI Staff Completes Life Coach T rainingSeven Community Cooperative Ministries, Inc. staff members recently completed training to become certified life coaches. According to CCMIs Division Director of Social Services and Education Roger Mercado, Jr., during the past year, direct service staff within CCMIs Department of Education and Social Services made the transition from the traditional casemanager model to life coaches. Staff members who completed the certification are Nilsa Amaya, Daphne Azpiazu, Emmanuella Charles, Colleen Hentz, Jo Ellen Keller, Kaysy Maradiaga and Blanca Perez. These coaches roles and responsibilities are to help customers of CCMI discover their true potential, assist in changing the way they think regarding goals and accomplishments, and aid and coach customers in making better life choices and decisions, said Mercado. Our primary goal is to bring out the powerful potential that lies within each of our staff members. This training will uniquely serve to enhance their abilities and bring their talents to the surface. CCMI staff members were coached by Certified Life Coach Mary Lynn Ziemer for 10 weeks prior to being trained as life coaches for another 10 weeks utilizing passive, active and collaborative learning techniques including classroom training, online work, self-study and group work, one-on-one coach training, live coach/client practice modules and more. The Southwest Florida Community Foundation provided $5,000 in funding to help with the training costs for these life coaches who will serve CCMIs clients throughout the greater Lee County area. CCMI is an innovative nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization made up of social service entrepreneurs fighting to end homelessness and hunger in our community. The agency provides more than 15,000 meals each month through its Everyday Cafs and Meals on Wheels programs. CCMI also educates 40 children in its Community Montessori Preschool, offers homeless services and comprehensive case coaching services through its United Way Resource Houses, oversees a community mobile food pantry, as well as school pantries and a weekend backpack program that supplies emergency food to more than 1,500 children each school year. CCMI serves Fort Myers and the greater Lee County area, including Bonita Springs, Cape Coral and Lehigh Acres. CCMI works in partnership with United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades, Harry Chapin Food Bank and regional community foundations as well as collaborating with fellow community and service groups including The School District of Lee County and numerous churches, businesses and community support organizations. For more information, call 332-7687 or visit www.ccmileecounty.com. Pictured in the back row, from left, is Blanca Perez, Colleen Hentz, Roger Mercado, Mary Lynn Ziemer, Jo Ellen Keller and Daphne Azpiazu. In the front row is Kaysy Maradiaga, Nilsa Amaya and Emmanuella Charles Luck Of T he Draw H ospital Blood Drives Lee Memorial Blood Centers will be hosting blood drives to combat summer shortages. You can be someones Lucky Charm by giving them life and you will be rewarded in more ways than one. All donors will receive a Florida Lottery scratch-off ticket, cafeteria meal ticket and discount coupons to local businesses. You will also be entered in a drawing to win tickets for the Key West Express, gift cards and five Apple mini iPads. Refreshments will be provided. Lee Memorial Hospital (in the auditorium), located at 2776 Cleveland Avenue in Fort Myers, will host two events: 6:30 p.m. p.m. The need for blood locally remains constant and donations are needed to offset summer blood shortages. People can donate a pint of blood every 56 days. Donors are encouraged to eat a meal prior to giving blood and drink plenty of water. Photo ID is required at donation time. Blood donation requirements include a minimum weight of 115 pounds and minimum age of 17. A 16-year old may donate blood with written parental consent. There is no upper age limit for donating blood. Most health conditions and medications do not prevent someone from donating blood. People taking insulin, blood pressure, thyroid and cholesterol medications, aspirin, antidepressants and hormone replacement can give blood. Tattoos are also permitted as long as they are healed and have been done in a licensed tattoo facility. Should you have any questions, call 343-2333. Fundraiser For Children I n N eedO Million at The Forum will host a Books and Bears fair to benefit the Childrens Advocacy Center of Southwest Florida. A portion of the sales generated that day will be donated to the center. Contributions will help fund medical exams, forensic interviews, crisis inter vention and therapeutic counseling for abused and neglected children. It is our hope that the community will come out and support Books A Millions efforts to help the at-risk children of Southwest Florida, said Jill Turner, CEO. Books A Myers. Saturday store hours are 10 a.m. or visit http://www.cac-swfl.org. Shell Point Offering Free LectureThe Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point Retirement Community welcomes the public to The Comfort of Hospice Care, a free lecture on Friday, July 12 at 10:15 a.m. in the Social Center on the Island at Shell Point. Join us as healthcare experts from Shell Point and Hope Hospice dispel the myth that hospice care is only for your last days. With palliative care, there is life after diagnosis. As Hope Hospices motto says, Each day is a gift. We often hear people say they wish they had known about hospice care, said Teri Kollath, manager of The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point and the Auxiliary. This lecture is a great oppor tunity to ask questions about the benefits hospice provides patients and learn more about the comfort it gives to families. This course is free; however, space is limited and registration is required by callThe Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point is an educational initiative for the residents of the retirement community. The Academy provides approximately 80 classes each semester that encompass a well-rounded curriculum of educational opportunities for senior adults. The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point was named as one of 2008s most innovative active aging programs by the International Council on Active Aging, an association that supports professionals who develop wellness/fitness facilities and services for age 50-plus adults. To learn more about Shell Point, visit www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-7801131. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
23 THE RIVER JUNE 28, 2013 Dr. DaveT otally Stokedby Dr. Dave H epburnSkateboarding is PAIN personified. A skateboarding park recently opened up around the corner from my clinic. This has added color (primarily red) to my practice and hipness to my vocabulary. With no shortages of fractured this and lacer ated that now skating through my office door, I have become, unofficially, the doctor to these cement-surfin sons of stitches. Yo, doctor dude, I was carvin some phat air, like I was totally amped bro, when I ate it and bought me this gnarlacious swellbow. Translated: My elbow hurts. What has surprised me is that these swellbow, tweaker and hipper victims are not only 16-year-old baggy-pant boarders but also dudes and dudettes in their 20s and 30s who actually hold jobs that dont require supersizing stuff. In fact, 170 injured skateboarders who were hospitalized last year in North America were over age 65! And so I have decided to give the wheels a go. Sort of. My sons, with a twinkle in their eyes, convinced me that I should try rollerblading, a sport which I have eschewed, possibly due to the frequency with which rollerbladers tend to end up on the hood of my car with relatively little effort on my behalf. And for a lifelong hockey player, rollerblades are frightening. Stopping on ice skates means a quick turn to the side. Doing the same thing on rollerblades means a quick turn to the hospital. And so it was, that with 600 pounds of armor draped about my joints, head and any skin that might possibly become intimate with asphalt, I teetered on these blades like a newborn giraffe on ice on the Serengeti during an unusual equatorial blizzard, during a hockey game. Cowabunga, dad! My fear of these wheels of death was validated when I met my first speed bump at ramming speed. Unable to brake, I was promptly launched headlong, in a horizontal plane, landing with an unceremonious splat and coming to a halt only after deploying my elbows as brakes. First day, first swellbow, a condition known to the uncool as bursitis of the elbow. At least I didnt have a hipper or a tweaker. More than 100,000 skateboard injuries show up in the emergency room each year, a third of whom have less than one weeks experience. Most experienced boarders treat themselves, usually by punching their head repeatedly until the injury hurts less than their head. Skaters suffer some significant smacks to the skull, followed by broken wrists, face and ankles. Hipper: Yo, doctor dude. I got this outrageous hipper from goofy-footin into a fakie. To inspect a patients hip, it is necessary to remove some clothing. but given the skaters sartorial tastes, this is rarely required. Yep, I can see it from here, you have a traumatic greater trochanteric bursitis. Whoa, awesome! Can I keep skating or do I smoke some, ... er... play xBox for a while? Reach down to where you think your hip is located. Feel that bony thing jutting out? (If not, consider Atkins.) This is the infamous greater trochanter, a part of the femur that is covered in a fluid-filled sac called a bursa, a shock absorber that prevents muscle from rubbing up against bone. Bump this too hard or lie on it too long and the bursa will be traumatized, swell and hurt. If it doesnt get better on its own, then a well-placed cortisone shot works wonders. Swellbow: Another bodacious bursa sits over the bony part of the bent elbow. This olecranon bursa is easily traumatized as well as easily infected. This swollen bursa (bursitis) blows up like a blowfishs blowpop and feels like a jug of water has been taped to your arm. I will often drain these and place a pressure dressing on them (or they fill right back up). If they do fill back up, then a cortisone injection may keep it at bay. An infected bursa, however, is a serious bummer given its proximity to the joint. Tweaker: Kickflip down a rail, fall on an outstretched hand and you may suffer several serious injuries to the wrist. You may fracture one of eight wrist bones, the scaphoid bone being the most dangerous. The fracture may not be overtly obvious, but persistent pain where the thumb seems to join the wrist (the snuffbox) is highly suspicious. More than a wrist tweaker, if a fractured scaphoid is not set properly, you may be in for some real gnarly surgery. Yep, these skaters have brought some outrageous injuries into my clinic, and for that... I am totally stoked. Listen live or call in to Dr Dave on his fun yet informative radio show, Wisequacks, heard each Sunday at 5 p.m. at www.cknw.com. Contact Dr. Dave or read more at www.wisequacks.org. Mom And Me by Lizzie and PryceLizzie and Pryce answer your questions and give advice about aging concerns from a two-generational perspective. A mother and daughter team, Lizzie is a retired RN and health educator, and Pryce is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice who specializes in the care of elders and people with chronic illnesses. Dear Mom & Me, We joined a group of neighbors to go to a four-lecture series on birding. The lectures were going to be given by a local general surgeon whose hobby is, by the old-fashioned term, bird watching. It sounded very interesting to all of us, so we signed up. I recently have been troubled with abdominal problems, and we thought we should get a second opinion. My husband and I immediately thought I should go to this doctor and maybe he would give me good service. Good service, well, I dont think so! At the lecture after my tests, he immediately started giving me the results all within earshot of the other members of the group. I had a spot on my lung, which may be malignant. My pancreas was not normal, and on and on he went. I have reason to be very worried about my medical problems. I am so embar rassed and annoyed that so many of my neighbors also know of my problems. Was it ethical for him to treat me like this? Andrea Dear Andrea, So goes the problem dual relationships Having your doctor as a social friend, having your staff members daughter as a tenant. These relationships are very difficult to manage. Your physician should not have discussed your private health information in such a public setting: with the privacy laws of today, I am surprised he did. Pryce Dear Andrea, It seems most unethical to me for you to be treated in this manner, but I am not an attorney or a physician. Any patient who feels that they have been treated in an unprofessional, unethical manner or that their privacy has been invaded can file a complaint with their states medical board. The complaint can be done very easily at the medical boards website or mailed to their address in the state where you live. If you file a complaint, you may be helping others as well as yourself. Lizzie Lizzie and Pryces email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. deaRPharmacistJoint Script For Arthritis Pain by Suzy Cohen, R PhDear Pharmacist: I have osteaoarthritis and take ibuprofen and hydrocodone. Glucosamine helps, but even after six months, Im still stiff and riddled with pain. What else can I do? DY, Sarasota, Florida Youre not alone, 27 million Americans live with osteoarthritis (OA) and the affliction worsens over time. Left untreated, it can completely disable you, so luckily you are doing something. I like glucosamine. I prefer the glucosamine sulfate form over other forms, because it provides sulfur to the body... sulfur, not to be confused with sulfa, a drug that many people are allergic to. OA always involves pro-inflammatory cytokines; youve heard me mention those before. Cytokines are pain-causing chemicals. But get used to the word cytokine, I use it frequently in my writings. Cytokines arent bad until your body pumps them out in excess, and thats exactly what happens with OA, and its exactly what you need to reduce. That controls pain and improves range of motion. Ibuprofen reduces the cytokines called prostaglandins and IL-1B. You want that. Glucosamine is a precursor for glycosaminoglycans and that is a component of joint cartilage. Consider these: MSM This is a sulfur-based compound that is actually a by-product of DMSO (DMSO is applied topically to joints, but its intended for vet purposes, the FDA doesnt like humans using it even though many of you do). Anyway, MSM, an oral supplement is sold at health food stores and does wonders for joint pain. Bromelain This pineapple extract gets mixed reviews. One study found it to be as effective as diclofenac, a prescription anti-inflammatory. I personally like this and frequently recommend it. Devils Claw Slightly more exotic, devils claw is so named because of its hooked fruit. A 2011 study from Phytotherapy Research concluded that the herb could block the release pro-inflammatory cytokines. In another study, Devils Claw performed as well as the prescription drug Vioxx (now off the market, however Celebrex which is safer does remain). The point is that Devils Claw is strong; it interacts with medicine, ask your doctor if its right for you. Boswellia A resin from a tree. A 2013 study from the Journal of Headache and Pain studied the biological active ingredients in boswellia (pentacyclic triterpene acids) for their potent antiinflammatory and analgesic properties. Boswellic acid is another major active ingredient. This is (in my mind) Mother Natures ibuprofen. This may sound obvious, but take pressure off your joints. Extra weight does no favor to your painful knees and hip joints. You may have to start gently with yoga, or Tai Chi, but keep those joints moving. And finally, consider ramping up immunity, some forms of arthritis are due to infections, either fungal, viral or bacterial. Compounds in green tea reduce the cytokine called TNF alpha, often high in arthritic conditions. One cup of green (or matcha) tea could beat up germs and improve immunity. The L-theanine it contains is relaxing too. Drink it daily. 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.
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PUZZLE ANSWERS My Stars FOR WEEK OF JULY 1, 2013ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Before you adventurous Arians charge right into those new projects, take a little time to learn where youll be going so you can avoid getting lost before you get there. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your time is devoted to career demands through much of the week. But Venus, who rules your sign, might be planning how (and with whom) youll spend your weekend. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Dont be put off by the surprising turn in the way your project is developing. Youve invested enough time in it to know how to make all the necessary adjustments. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) The work week goes smoothly for the most part. But a weekend visit to a place in your past could hold surprises for your future, especially where romance is involved. LEO (July 23 to August 22) A sudden attack of shyness for the usually loquacious Lion could be a sign that deep down youre not sure enough about what (or whom) you had planned to talk up in public. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Deal with that job-related problem on-site -that is, at the workplace. Avoid taking it home, where it can spoil those important personal plans youve made. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Its a good time to let those favorable comments about your business dealings be known to those in a position to be helpful. Dont hide your light; let it shine. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Avoid added pressure to finish a project on deadline by steering clear of distractions. To put it somewhat poetically: Time for fun -when your tasks are done. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) You might be uneasy about an offer from a longtime colleague. But before you reject it, study it. You might be surprised at what it actually contains. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Deal firmly with a difficult family matter. Its your strength they need right now. You can show your emotions when the situation begins to ease up. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A recent dispute with some co-workers might not have been completely resolved. But other colleagues will be only too happy to offer support of your actions. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Let go of that Piscean pride long enough to allow someone to help you with a surprising development. That could make it easier for you to adjust to the change. BORN THIS WEEK: Your willingness to open up to possibilities is why people like you are often among our most popular political leaders. On July 7, 1852, according to Sir Arthur Conan Doyles stories, Dr. John H. Watson is born. Coincidentally, the author died on this day in England at the age of 71. His first Sherlock Holmes story, A Study in Scarlet, was published in Beetons Christmas Annual in 1887. On July 3, 1863, on the third day of the Battle of Gettysburg, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lees last attempt at breaking the Union line ends in disastrous failure, bringing the most decisive battle of the American Civil War to an end. Exhausted, both armies held their positions until the night of July 4, when Lee withdrew. On July 5, 1946, French designer Louis Reard unveils a daring two-piece swimsuit at a Paris swimming pool. A Parisian showgirl modeled the new fashion, which Reard dubbed bikini, inspired by a U.S. atomic test that took place off the Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean earlier that week. On July 4, 1954, Marilyn Sheppard is beaten to death inside her home in Cleveland. Her husband, Dr. Sam Sheppard, claimed to see a man with bushy hair fleeing the scene, but the authorities charged Sheppard with killing his pregnant wife. Sheppards case provided the loose inspiration for the hit television show The Fugitive. On July 2, 1964, in a nationally televised ceremony, President Lyndon Johnson signs into law the historic Civil Rights Act. The Civil Rights Act met tough opposition in the House and a lengthy, heated debate in the Senate before being approved. On July 6, 1976, in Annapolis, Md., the United States Naval Academy admits women for the first time in its history with the induction of 81 female midshipmen. In May 1980, Elizabeth Anne Rowe became the first woman member of the class to graduate. On July 1, 1984, the Motion Picture Association of America, which oversees the voluntary rating system for movies, introduces a new rating, PG-13. The action film Red Dawn, starring Patrick Swayze and Charlie Sheen, became the first PG-13 movie to be released in theaters. It is still not known who made the following sage observation: The difference between involvement and commitment is like an eggs-and-ham breakfast: The chicken was involved; the pig was committed. If you wanted to use fossil fuels to equal the amount of energy released by the sun onto the Earth, youd have to burn 550 billion tons of coal every day. Lightning isnt solely a phenomenon of Earth: Astronomers have noted lightning bolts on Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Venus. In 1915, the average annual income for a family in the United States was $687. You might be surprised to learn that the name Adam isnt actually a proper name in the classical Hebrew language; its a generic term for a human being. If youre planning a visit to the village of Chester in the United Kingdom, be glad youre not from Wales. In that town, the law says that any Welshman found within the city walls after sunset may be shot with a longbow. In Germany, cacao was used for medicinal purposes long before it was used to make chocolate. It is, perhaps, unsurprising that the first duty-free airport shop -those favored sources of tax-free liquor -was in Shannon, Ireland. It was in the very early years of the 20th century when, in his Devils Dictionary, Ambrose Bierce defined a corporation as an ingenious device for obtaining individual profit without individual responsibility. In Alabama, every purchase of a deck of playing cards is subject to a special 10-cent tax. Those who sell the cards must pay a $1 to $3 license fee. When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world. -George Washington Carver THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAYDID YOU KNOW 1. MOVIES: What was the charge debated by the jury in the movie Angry Men? 2. GOVERNMENT: What did the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution do? 3. SCIENCE: What does an oologist study? 4. QUOTATIONS: Who said, Little strokes fell great oaks. 5. ANATOMY: What is a verruca? 6. Geography: What is Europes longest river? 7. MUSIC: Who composed music for the first three Harry Potter movies? 8. TRAVEL: Australia spans how many different time zones? 9. PSYCHOLOGY: If someone suffers from mysophobia, what is he or she afraid of? 10. COMICS: What is the name of Garfields canine companion? TRIVIA TEST 1. Murder 2. Limited presidents to two four-year terms 3. Birds eggs 4. Benjamin Franklin 5. A wart 6. The Volga 7. John Williams 8. Three 9. Germs 10. Odie. ANSWERS25 THE RIVER JUNE 28, 2013 SPORTS QUIZ 1. Name the last two teammates to each strike out 240 or more batters in a season. 2. What was the most walks Nolan Ryan gave up in a game in which he tossed a nohitter? 3. Which college football team has made the most BCS-bowl appearances? 4. Magic Johnson holds the NBA record for most consecutive games with 10 or more assists. How many was it? 5. Name the two teams that have made the NHL playoffs every season since the 2004-05 lockout. 6. In 2013, Mikaela Shiffrin became the second person to have won three World Cup slaloms at age 17. Who was the first? 7. How many of WBC heavyweight boxing champion Vitali Klitschkos 45 wins have come by knockout? ANSWERS 1. Kerry Wood (266) and Mark Prior (245) of the Chicago Cubs in 2003. 2. He walked eight in his 1974 nohitter against Minnesota. 3. Ohio State, with nine appearances. 4. Forty-six games. 5. Detroit and San Jose. 6. Annemarie Moser-Proell, in 1971. 7. Forty-one have come by knockout.
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Cottages Condos Homes Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths239-472-72771-888-451-7277RS 1/4 BM TFN VACAT ionION RE nN TAL LL I GG H TT HOU SESE REALTREALT YPaul J. Morris, Broker VACATION RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SALES 359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island 239-579-0511RS 1/4 CC TFN RR E nN TAL WA nN TED RR E nN TAL WA nN TEDSanibel family (2 adults/1 child) seeking annual rental. 3 or 4B/2B on Sanibel (east of Tarpon Bay Rd) 239-810-3864.NS 6/21 CC 6/28 AnnuANNU AL RR E nN TAL WA nN TEDSWF, freelance writer seeking annual rental on Sanibel or Captiva (6 months or longer)quiet, clean, excellent credit and NS 6/21 CC 7/12 AnnuANNU AL RR E nN TAL WA nN TEDSingle 52 year old male gainfully employed non-smoking, no pets, no children, good credit. Looking for moderately priced 1B/1B or bigger rental. Sept. or later to occupy. Call Todd at 262-455-5860.NS 6/28 CC TFN QUI ETET SASA NIB ELEL HOM EE W/P RR I VATEV ATE B EACEAC H P ATAT H3200 sq ft home in Gulf Pines, one of Sanibels most beautiful & sought after communities. One house from beach w/private beach path. Short walk to Gulf Pines 2 swimming pools & tennis courts; large landscaped lot provides privacy. 3-4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, large open living area, screened porch & several decks. $4,000/mo. + util. Annual rental only. Unfurnished. Landscaping & association fees paid by owner. Avail Oct 2013. Call 917-680-4440.NS 5/31 CC TFN A nnuNNU AL RE nN TAL ISABELLA RASiIHAPPY TO HELP Y YOUWithITH A ALL OOF Y YOUrRREAL EEStT At TE NEEDS! RS 1/4 NC TFN 1101 Periwinkle Way #105 SS anibel, FLFL 33957 ISABELLA RASiI (239) 246-4716E ISABELLARASi I@AOL.COM WEST GuGU LF DD R iI VE SS T iI L T H omOM E3 BR/2 BA; 1600 Sq Ft; 110 x 180 Lot FSBO: $679,900, OBO 239-472-0692 www.4sanibel.comNS 6/21 CC TFN OP EE N HOU SESE WEST GuGU LF DD R iI VE Sunday, June 30th, 10am 2pm Simply the Best... Gorgeous Renovation 4 BR, 3 BA Chuck Bergstrom, 239-209-6500 Island Resident, Realtor NS 6/28 BM 6/28 inIN VEST mM E nN T oppOPP R oO T uniUNI T yYFinFIN A nN C inIN G WA nN TEDFinancing wanted for a good buyer. Water front with pool in gated community with golf access/boat ramp/boat lift/tennis courts/ park and riding stables. Five minutes from downtown Fort Myers. Been in the same line of work for over 25 years and lived in the same neighborhood for 20 years. Requesting a loan amount of $240,000 for two years. Homes range from over $200,000 to one million. Stable family will take care of this home. Call 239-340-0515.NS 6/21 CC 6/28 C ommOMM ER iI CAL RE nN TALO FFFF I CECE / CC OMM ERCERC I ALAL SS P ACEACE FF O RR RERE N TT PALM COURT CENTER SANIBEL, Florida HIGHLY VISIBLE 520 SQUARE FEET Landlord pays all common maintenance. Call 239-472-6543 or 973-726-3213NS 4/5 CC TFN
29 THE RIVER JUNE 28, 2013 CLASSIFIED D DEADLINE F FRIDAY AT N NOON CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS SERVICES OFFERED HELP WANTED3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, Fl Phone: 239-472-3644, ext 1 Fax: 239-472-2334 www.crowclinic.org HELPHELP U SS PLEASEPLEASE !!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 firstname.lastname@example.orgRS 1/4 NC TFN VOLVOL U NTEERNTEER OPPORTOPPORT U NITNIT YThe 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 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 VOLVOL U NTEERSNTEERS NEEDEDNEEDED At The Sanibel School Call Michelle Wesley 239-910-8000RS 1/4 NC TFN VOLVOL U NTEERSNTEERS NEEDEDNEEDED Volunteers needed for the After School Program which runs Mon.-Th, 2:30 3:15 pm call Linda Reynolds 472-1617RS 1/4 NC TFN SS ERVERS AA SSIST ANT SS ER VERS LL INE COOKIL Tesoro Ristorante, 751 tarpon Bay Rd. Sanibel Now hiring; Servers, Assistant Servers and Line cook Email resumes to: applications between 11-2 daily.NS 1/18 NC TFN HH ELP WANTEDPerson to work in marina. Must have boat handling experience. Please call 239-472-5800.NS 5/31 NC TFN HH O uU SE KK EEPER OO N BEA uU TIF uU L CC APTIV ATravel time and tolls paid. Call 239-472-5800. NS 5/31 NC TFN HH ELP WW ANTEDVolunteers 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 email@example.com. NS 2/22 NC TFN HELP WANTED RERE M ODELINODELIN G SS tan Boring General CC on tractor239-470-9991Over 40 Years Construction Experience. Remodeling, Cabinetry, Flooring, Carpentry. firstname.lastname@example.orgNS 6/7 CC TFN bB OATS CANOES KA yY AKS DD OCKA gG EHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800RS 1/4 NC TFN 22FF OOT GLACIER BA yY CC A TA mM ARANIn good condition. Needs some detailing and a high pressure fuel pump. $12,500 or best offer. The boat was donated to the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) for quick sale. Contact James Robinson at CROW at (239) 472-3644, ext. 221 or development@ crowclinig.org. Or contact Peg Albert at (239) 472-3644, ext. 232 or peg@ crowclinic.org. RS 6/28 CC TFN PETS FREEFREE KITTENKITTENTO TO G OODOOD HOHO M EE Free kitten to good, safe home. No de-clawing. Fiesty Bengal mix. Call 472-1788 after 5 p.m.NS 5/31 NC TFN TRAVEL AuAU STRALIA BIRDIN gG TT O uU ROct.18-Nov. 4, 2013; Queensland, Northern Territory; World Heritage areas; expert Australian birding guides; 25 yrs. Australia tour experience; Bill Turner, email@example.com; (303) 795-5128NS 6/28 CC 7/5 2005 JEEP GRAND CC HEROKEE LL AREDOGreat condition inside & out. 89.5k miles, new tires, well maintained, comfortable & reliable vehicle. $8,300. 239-472-8798.NS 6/21 CC 6/28 CARCAR FOR SALE2007 B uU ICK LL A CC ROSSE CLCL X16,500 miles, beige color, 4 door, all power, seldom driven off island, $14,000. Call Ken at 472-2012.NS 6/28 NC 7/5 FOR SALE AA NTIQ uU E B uU TCHER BLOCK24 x 32. Has holder for knives. $250 or best offer. 239-980-4236NS 6/14 CC TFN WANTED TO buyBUYCASHCASH PAIDPAID FORFOR M ILITARILIT AR Y ITEITE M SS Cash Paid For Old Military Items. Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets, old guns, awards & more. Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280RS 6/7 CC 8/30 LOST AND FO uU NDLOSTLost 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 FF O uU NDPrescription 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 TOOLTOOL B OO X WASHESWASHES U PP ONON SANISANI B ELEL This tool box with motor parts washed up on shore Saturday morning, May 8 about 8:30 on the beach at Sundial Resort on Sanibel Island. To claim call Sundial Resort Security 239-472-4151.NS 6/14 CC TFN
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 Pets Of The Week THE RIVER JUNE 28, 201330 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 ........................................................... 239-597-1111 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 Historical Society ........................................ 939-4044 Southwest Florida Museum of History ...................................... 321-7430 True Tours ................................................................................. 945-0405 Hello, my name is Mexi. I am a 1.5-year-old female brown Chihuahua. You wont find a more precious little lap dog than me! Im friendly, well-mannered and I dont bark (at least they havent heard me bark yet at the shelter). I was found with two of my buddies who have already been adopted, so Im feeling rather lonely. Please come see me and youll wonder how you every got along without me! My adoption fee is $75. Hello, my name is Macey. I am a 1-year-old female gray tabby domestic short hair. I was a teenage mom who showed up at the shelter with my babies. Im ready to be adopted so I will be spayed and wont have any more babies. Im affectionate, playful, get along with other pets and would make a perfect companion for your whole family. My adoption fee is $25. For information about this weeks pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at www.LeeLostPets.com. When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive in Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, ageappropriate 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. Macey ID# 565426 Mexi ID# 567039 photos by squaredogphoto.com
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Thursday, July 4th 4pm 9pm at The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club Bring the whole family! Pig Roast Grilled Hot Dogs, Hamburgers and Chicken! Food & Beverage Tickets for Sale $5 Parking Putting Competition & Kids Contests! Presented by: Tween Waters Inn Island Vacations The Wilbur Smith Law Firm Baileys General Store The Timbers/Matzaluna Island Sun Islander San Cap Islands Association of Realtors THE RIVER JUNE 28, 201332