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FREETake Me Home VOL. 12, NO. 26 JULY 5, 2013From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Sunset at Redfish Pass on Captiva Cruises Lady ChadwickEdison & Ford Estates Programs And EventsJuly at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates is highlighted with a new tour called Inside The Edison Lab/Museum Hands-On Science on Sundays; the return of Edison Ford Tour & River Cruises; and Henry Fords 150th Birthday Celebration; as well as a variety of other special programs and activities throughout the month. The July schedule of programs and events includes: On Science, Sundays, 2 p.m. The Edison Research Lab will be open for a continued on page 24 Celebrate Henry Fords Birthday at Edison Ford on July 30C eE L ebrEBR AT eE inIN D epenEPEN D enceENCE DAY UU rban Food Hub Growing With Help Of LL ocal Communityby Jeff LL ysiakWhat began as an idea only a few short years ago has been cultivated into a viable, growing garden. Located just up the road from Fleamasters Flea Market in Fort Myers, the Roots Heritage Urban Food Hub provide the community with locally-grown fresh produce, owned and operated by members of the community itself. According to Hill, the first garden was planted in 2010, and that plot of land began redesign plans six months ago. The Urban Food Hub also received a boost of support when the City of Fort Myers leased them five acres of farm land, located just behind the fresh produce stand, a structure purchased with funds supplied by the Periwinkle Garden Club of Sanibel. The original garden was comprised of about 50 simple wooden boxes. However, the Urban Food Hubs growth has exceeded the capacity those boxes could provide. So with an additional quarter-acre garden area to work with, Hill and her volunteer gardeners are hard at work planting a new including tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, beets, cow peas, sweet potatoes, dill, near future. There is a great historical significance of agriculture of these crops here in Southwest Florida, said Hill. People can learn about what crops were grown for traditional family recipes, some of the herbs that have medicinal benefits, and then they can buy them and use them at home.continued on page 9 Urban Farmers In TT raining (UFI TT ) volunteers work at the produce stand, in the garden and on the farm TT his frog ornament is the Food Hubs mascot TT he Roots Heritage Urban Food Hubs farm and produce stand is open seven days a week photos by Jeff LL ysiak Sunflowers, okra and cherry tomatoes can all be found at the Roots Heritage Urban Food Hubs garden and produce stand

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THE RIVER JULY 5, 20132 Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now: Celebrating TT he RR ed, White And Blueby Gerri RR eaves, PhDThe American flag is one of the most popular decoration themes in the many historic photos of Fort Myers parades, especially Fourth of July or Washingtons Birthday parades. Be it a float, car, horse-drawn wagon, commercial truck, tractor, or even a bicycle, the patriotic red, white and blue was a perennial favorite. Even horses didnt escape the inconvenience of plumes, streamers and ribbons. Pictured in the photo from the early 19-teens is a parade act unto herself. Geraldine Carson has bedecked almost every square inch of herself and her bicycle with the stars and stripes. Notice the decorated straw hat on the floor, which has been fashioned into a tricornered Revolutionary style. The girl with a patriotic parade flair and level gaze was the daughter of pioneer Frank Carson, who had served as town mar shal and tax collector in the late 1890s. She went on to become one of the towns best-remembered writers. Locals will recall her by her married names, first Bartleson and later Vesper. She started her career as the Fort Myers correspondent for the Miami Herald in the 1930s. During World War II, she worked at Buckingham Army Air Force Base and in the late 1940s began a 21-year career as society editor for the Fort Myers News-Press. She covered Fort Myers before malls, sprawl and Interstate 75, when downtown was the main place to do business, and newsprint not television or the Internet was the main source of news. She gathered that news by going right to the sources, visiting stores and offices and working the phone. She paid particular attention to the stores that women frequented, such as M. Flossie Hills on First Street, to stay abreast of the latest goings-on. Her pioneer roots and deep knowledge of the towns people and history no doubt contributed to her finesse in covering everything from marriages and births to bridge parties and hospital admissions. In 1956, the Business and Professional Womens Foundation honored her as Woman of the Year. A master of the delicate art of writing for the society pages of years ago, she knew how to keep a confidence, what to reveal and when to reveal it -if ever. When she died in 1986, her colleagues remembered her as a professional who combined consideration for others, an ability to listen, and impeccable spelling and accuracy. They also remembered her as a lady, in the old-fashioned best sense of the word. Walk downtown and imagine the parade of a century ago that includes a girl and her bicycle dressed in the stars and stripes. Then stroll over to the Southwest Florida Museum of History, where you can learn more about the many parades of historic Fort Myers. For information, call 321-7430 or go to museumofhistory.org. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Be sure to visit the Southwest Florida Historical Societys research center to learn more about Geraldine Carson Bartleson Vesper and see more parade photos. The all-volunteer non-profit organization is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard on the campus of the Lee County Alliance for the Arts. Contact the society at 939-4044, or visit on Wednesday or Saturday between 9 a.m. and noon. Sources: Archives of the Southwest Florida Historical Society; The Story of Fort Myers; and the Fort Myers News-Press. The River Weekly News will correct factual errors or matters of emphasis and interpretation that appear in news stories. Readers with news, tips, comments or questions, please call (239) 415-7732 or write to: The River Weekly News, 1609 Hendry Street, Suite 15, Fort Myers, FL 33901. Fax number: (239) 415-7702. E-mail: press@riverweekly.com. The River Weekly News reserves the right to refuse, alter or edit any editorial or advertisement.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 Geraldine Carson costumed for a parade in the early 19-teens courtesy of the Southwest Florida HH istorical Society

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3 THE RIVER JULY 5, 2013 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 WATCH THE FIREWORKS DISPLAY FROM OUR UPSTAIRS PATIO!The Morgan House will be closed July 8 15 for our annual vacation. When we reopen Tuesday, July 16, look for a new menu and ambiance at your favorite downtown restaurant! Fort Myers Public Art: Artist Shares TT ips At EE dison Fordby TT om HH allSince its grand opening on April 26, the Edison Ford Shoppe at the Bell Tower Shops has conducted author talks and book signings, artist demonstrations and gallery talks, food tastings, gardening demos and video programs. The latest was a Gallery Talk and demonstration by local artist Marie Dyer. The New England transplant has become a North Captiva icon, offer ing patrons and first-timers vibrant and natural Southwest Florida landscapes that reflect her own bright and energetic per sonality. At the Edison Ford Shoppe last Thursday night, Dyer was especially on her game, sharing painterly tips and trade secrets with an audience ranging from wannabe to weekend-warrior artists. Dont use black, Marie counselled a gentleman who had always envisioned himself with a brush and easel but has never screwed up the courage to make a trek to his local art supply. Hearing that, Dyer grabbed a handful of paint tubes and had him write down the names of the colors hell need to get started. Youll need two kinds of yellow, cadmium yellow medium and cadmium yellow light. Noticing the furrowed brow, she quickly explained the way the two yellows can be mixed with other pigments to produce vastly different effects. As for brushes, Dyer is a proponent of less is more. One mistake beginners often make is buying one of every type of brush they find in the art supply store. You only need a few, and theyre even good long after they start to wear down, Marie advised. Dyer does not advocate painting background, mid-ground and foreground separately. Im constantly working back, cutting back into the composition, Marie said, demonstrating her technique in the corner of one of a four-painting block that she brought to the Edison Ford Shoppe to share with her audience. This allows rooftops and walls to reflect the sky and trees, Dyer noted as she worked and re-worked her canvas. Color always peeks through and appears on subjects in the foreground. And thats a big part of why Dyers compositions appear layered and complex while not looking artificial, segregated or compartmentalized. Like many seasoned mid-career artists, Dyer works on multiple compositions at the same time. That way if you reach a point where something in your painting isnt working, you can walk away and work on another composition for a change of pace. Which gives your subconscious time to solve the problem so that when you return to the piece, the process will go much more smoothly. While Dyers tips are gold nuggets for painterly types, theres a big payday associated with attending Gallery Talks and artists demonstrations like the one last Thursday night even for those with no aspirations to free their inner artist. Gallery Talks are always filled with inter esting personal stories and anecdotes about inspiration, overcoming challenges and the creative process. On Thursday night, that story was about the Natural. I havent taken many classes or workshops, Marie confessed, but I did enroll in a two-day workshop taught by Gale Bennett. One of the other participants had never painted before, and he decided to work with oils and just two brushes. When he was finished, we were all astounded. I kept saying to myself, You gotta be kidding me. He was just a natural. It was very inspirational. And a little bit depressing, too. And therein lies the main reason that art enthusiasts should attend every single Gallery Talk they hear about. Its a surefire way to step into the artists frock and experience what its like to live creatively. Many art lovers assume the artists life is a glamorous whirlwind of exhibition openings, pilgrimages to Giverny or continued on page 6 Artist Marie Dyer gives painting tips at the Edison Ford Shoppe in Bell Tower

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THE RIVER JULY 5, 20134 rf ntbnrr bb bb rtttn Loved this restaurant. Fantastic experience. Food was exceptionally amazing. Service was outstanding. TripAdvisor Member, May 2013 Connect Networking At Davis Art CenterThe next Connect Networking event at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center will be held on Thursday, July 11 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This months guest speaker is Peace Day in the Park coordinator Zachari VanDyne, who will talk about Embracing Peace. Melissa DeHaven hosts the monthly event. Connect Networking is open to everyone and is an encouraging and positive group where people can get to know each other, expand business and personal relationships, and connect in their community. VanDynes eclectic blend of experiences while traveling Europe and Asia rose to a dramatic peak on a sociopolitical front when he participated in the March to Tibet which commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Tibetan Rebellion and the Dalai Lamas exile. The harsh conditions, police brutality, and the illegal and immoral incarcerations that were found along the route ironically gave birth to the idea of think peace, help it grow. VanDyne realized that the very thought of peace gives peace strength and helps it grow. Thus the unofficial motto for what is now a six-year strong community event called Peace Day in the Park is: Think Peace, Help It Grow. Peace Day in the Park 2008 kicked off an annual celebration as a grass roots project with a simple goal: to spread the awareness that a single day of Peace, September 21, does exist. In 2001, the UN General Assembly proclaimed September 21 the International Day of Peace. The intent of this day is simple: a single day of Peace, a day of ceasefire and non-violence. All individuals are invited to commemorate this extraordinary day. Cape Coral mayor John Sullivan publicly acknowledged Peace Day in the Park with an official Proclamation in 2010, making Cape Coral the first city in the U.S. to give official recognition to this important date set by the UN. As the sixth annual celebration comes upon us, event coordinator and visionary VanDyne looks forward to further expanding the power of peace in our hearts, homes and community. VanDyne is a 30-year native to Southwest Florida. Active in varied community and professional circles, he is most associated personally and professionally with his spiritual nature, intuitive professional practice, his meditations and the peace and comfort that comes from an experience with him. Born with the awareness of something more, VanDyne has devoted his life to the study and experience of spiritual arts, psychology, human development and metaphysics. While a secular curiosity earned him a college prelaw degree, it is his connection with spirit that fuels his passion and guides his course. VanDyne currently works as an intuitive life consultant and adviser for both private and public clients. He bears a transformative energy for those who seek his counsel that opens pathways to areas of the heart and soul which may have been difficult to find in the past. The holistic approach to life and wellness that he embodies is manifested in his home, the CasaShanti, which is open to clients for private and group sessions, gallery readings, guided meditations as well as special events. Connect events take place the second Thursday of every month at the Davis Art Center, 2301 First Street in the downtown Fort Myers River District. Appetizers this month are sponsored by Twisted Vine Bistro. Admission is $5, and $25 Networking promo table space is available. For more information, contact Melissa DeHaven at Melissa.sbdac@ gmail.com. The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center Zachari VanDyne

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THE RIVER JULY 5, 20136 Find us on WE WILL PAY YOUR TOLL!!!Spend $55 and bring us your toll receipt for a full refund! HUGE SUMMER SAL EE on Bolts of Fabric Chinese & Japanese Cuisine Downtown Fort Myers (Post Oce Arcade Next to Hotel Indigo) 1520 Broadway For Takeout & Delivery Tel: 334-6991 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEKMon-urs 11am 10pm Fri-Sat 11am 11pm Sun 12pm 9pm www. ichiban-sushi-chinese.com J ACARANDA The Entertainment Nightly in Sanibels Social Scene 1223 PERIWINKLE W 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 H aA PPY H oO UR4 7 p.m. Nightly in the lounge1/2 PP rice DrinksCall & Well Liquor, Draft Beer Selections, Select House Wine Hortoons HH umane Society Selected As Charity For RR iver District RR ambleThe Gulf Coast Humane Society, located at 2010 Arcadia Street in Fort Myers, is the chosen charity from the River District Alliances July 6 River District Ramble. The event runs from 6 to 10 p.m., with proceeds from raffle tickets and wristbands benefiting the Gulf Coast Humane Society. The River District Ramble is held monthly in Downtown Fort Myers. Various River District bars and restaurants will be offering drink specials and discounts for those wearing wristbands. Wristbands can be purchased for $15 each, in advance, at the Administration Building of the Gulf Coast Humane Society, or the night of the event, in Patio de Leon, from 5:45 to 9 p.m. A pet costume contest and a variety of vendors will also be present. For more information on the Gulf Coast Humane Society, call 332-0364 or email Courtney@gulfcoasthumanesociety.org. New vendors and participating downtown business can be found on the River District Rambles Facebook page. From page 3Fort Myers ArtFlorence, and commissions from the rich and famous. But even for highly successful artists like Dyer, there are also the inevitable feelings of competitiveness, not being good enough and rejection. I know that for every 100 people who look at my paintings, only 1 will really identify with them and get what I am trying to do, Marie said candidly, pausing to look at each member of the Edison Ford Shoppe crowd. The other 99 wont care for them or, worse, wont even take notice of them. While she is now able to take the tacit rejection in stride, at first it was a real blow to Dyers ego. You have to learn to deal with it, Marie added for the wannabes in Thursday nights audience. Unless, of course, youre one of those naturals that show up every now and then at places like a Gale Bennetts workshop. Marie Dyer sells he work in North Captiva, Matlacha, Eclectic Natures (in Alexandria, Virginia) and the Edison & Ford Winter Estates, where she also teaches courses on furniture and rug painting. Her paintings have appeared in Chicos Magazine, Southern Living and numerous other magazines. Each painting and print embodies a little piece of her Southwest Florida life. An arts advocate, Tom Hall guides weekly walking tours of the River Districts public art collection in Fort Myers. For more information, go to www.truetours.net. RR ead us online at II slandSunNews.com

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THE RIVER JULY 5, 20138 Along TT he RR iverEvery Friday and Saturday in July at the Rush Auditorium, Paul Todd Charities, Inc. presents America A Salute To Our Veterans. The musical salute to our troops has eight shows at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers. The month-long fundraising event is featured for The Invest In Americas Veterans Foundation and Rolling Thunder Chapter 10 Naples. All funds raised for America A Salute To Our Veterans are used in Lee and Collier counties. The Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall is located at 13350 Edison Parkway, Fort Myers. For more information, call 481-4849 or go to www.bbmannpah.com. The Lazy Flamingo Fort Myers will soon add Fat Tire Amber Ale to its collection of beers. Brewed in Fort Collins, Colorado, Fat Tire has been a staple of western U.S. restaurants and bars for years. The Lazy 4 serves fresh seafood and uniquely seasoned entrees: steamed shrimp, conch fritters, fresh grouper sandwiches, huge burgers and buffalo wings. Other menu items offered are ice cold oysters and clams on the half shell, smoked fish, conch salad, conch chowder, mesquite-grilled chicken breast sandwich, mesquite-grilled ribs, Caesar salad and Flamingo Garlic Bread. A variety of desserts include the old Florida favorite, Key Lime pie. The Fort Myers location now boasts a full liquor bar. Happy hour is daily from 3 to 5 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. to midnight. The Lazy Flamingo 4 is located at 12951 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers. It is open daily from 11 a.m. to midnight. Call 476-9000 or go to www.lazyflamingo.com. On Thursday, July 11, Shell Point Retirement Community welcomes The Sunshine Trio as part of its 2013 Summer Concert Series. Enjoy an evening of light classical and popular favorites with the sounds of the Sunshine Trio. Members include Kay Kemper, harp, Scott ODonnell, viola, and Beth Larsen, flute. All three accomplished musicians perform with the Southwest Florida Symphony and the Palm Beach Opera Orchestra. Tickets are available to the general public for $15. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.shellpoint.org/concerts or call 454-2067. FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATIONS: Fort Myers Freedom Fest in downtown Fort Myers is from 6 to 10 p.m. Bring the entire family to the free event. 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. Go to www.riverdistrictevents.com. The Fort Myers Beach 4th of July Parade runs along Estero Boulevard between School Street and the the Time Square area. The Matanzas Pass bridge will be closed from approximately 9:30 a.m. to noon. The fireworks display from the Fort Myers Beach fishing pier is 9 to 10 p.m. Go to www.chamber.fortmyersbeach.org. The City of Cape Coral Red, White and Boom festivities are 4 to 10 p.m. at the foot of the Cape Coral Bridge. There will be a free kids area sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Cape Coral. The fireworks show starts at 9:30 p.m. The Cape Coral Bridge as well as Cape Coral Parkway from Del Prado Boulevard to the bridge are closing at 6 a.m. on July 4. Go to www.capecoral.com. The theme of this years 4th of July Parade on Sanibel is Hometown Pride. The lineup of events start with a parade at 9:30 a.m., followed by a hot dog celebration at Jerrys Foods, continue with a road rally and conclude with fireworks lighting up the sky at dusk. The parade starts at Island Inn Road and Tarpon Bay Road and runs along Periwinkle Way to Casa Ybel Road. The fireworks includes a party hosted at the Dunes, 949 Sand Castle Road, Sanibel. Go to www.mysanibel.com. The Morgan House celebrates the 4th with food, drinks and live music in the Patio de Leon Fat Tire Amber Ale, brewed in Fort Collins, Colorado is coming to The Lazy 4 in Fort Myers & & & coverage for employees & dependents employer Starting the week of July 1, applications will be accepted on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. and 12 noon and Thursdays from 1-4 p.m. in the Human Resources Oce at No phone calls pleaseSundial Beach Resort & Spa Announces Full & Part-time Employment Opportunities For Hospitality Positions in preparation for our Sanibel Summerfest Celebration Room Attendants, Houseman, Recreation Attendant, Benets include: BOAT RENTALS 472-5800

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9 THE RIVER JULY 5, 2013 From page 1 UU rban Food HH ubThe new fenced-in garden area is decorated with brick pavers, rain barrels and antique farm equipment (which have been donated) and will be soon equipped with an outdoor kitchen and grill as well as an Agri-Tourism Learning Lab. The Roots Heritage Urban Food Hubs fresh produce stand is open seven days per week: Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. It is located at 3903 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, two miles east of Fowler Street in Fort Myers. While some of the fruit and vegetables sold there are harvested on site, additional supplies come from other farms in Lee County. People like getting their produce locally, because their fruits and vegetables arent going to lose any of their nutritional value, said Roscoe Jordan, one of the Urban Food Hub volunteers who also collects the honey sold at the stand. When you buy your produce at a big supermar ket, they get their fruit from Mexico and other countries, and by the time you buy it, its not as fresh. Here, its fresh its natural we dont use pesticides. Its healthier for you. Another Urban Food Hub volunteer, Keith Lee, noted that his neighbors prefer buying their produce from him because it helps support the community. They know its gonna be safe for them and its coming from their own community, added Lee. And because we are able to sell it to them for a better rate as well, everybodys happy with that, too. Hill noted that the next Urban Farmers In Training (UFIT) session will begin at the end of July, and that people interested in registering for the program, signing up to volunteer or donating funds or equipment for the facility should call her at 464-9925. Were a 501(c)3 non-profit, and our wish list includes an electric hook-up for our produce stand, a cooler, an irrigation system and a hoop house for shading our crops, said Hill. We would also like to do some work with hydroponics. For additional information, visit the Roots Heritage Urban Food Hub on Facebook. Roscoe Jordan harvests summer vegetables from the field Keith Lee clears some weeds from around the plantings The Roots Heritage Urban Food Hubs produce stand was funded by the Periwinkle Garden Club Jmyra Clemons washes some of the produce sold at the stand Located across the street from Gulf Harbour 15065 McGregor Blvd, Ste 104, Fort Myers Sheriffs Office II n HH armony With LL ocal YY outhThe Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches is providing a free weeklong day camp that allows children to par ticipate in various outdoor activities and develop positive esteem. Harmony In The Streets is a community program for boys and girls that emphasizes respect for others and promotes healthy relationships with local law enforcement officers. The Harmony In The Streets day camp will be held July 15 to 19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at New Hope Presbyterian Church. A maximum number of 60 children can participate in the program. Funding for this local program is provided by dedicated individuals, community based groups, and a strong commitment from Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott. The mission of the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches is to prevent juvenile delinquency and develop lawful, productive citizens through a broad range of family-centered services. Since 1957, the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches has served thousands of boys, girls and their families. This charitable, non-profit corporation was founded by the Florida Sheriffs Association and operates four residential child-care campuses and two Youth Camps. Additionally, it provides community-based services and family counseling to as many of Floridas neglected, troubled children as funds will permit. For more information, visit www. youthranches.org.

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THE RIVER JULY 5, 201310 Churches/TemplesALL F aA ITHS UNIT aA RI aA N CONGREG aA TION (UUA) Where div ersity 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 A LLLL SS A INTSINTS BYZA NTINENTINE RITERITE CA THOLITHOLI C C HH U RR C HH 10291 Bayshore Rd., N. F ort Myers Divine Liturgy is on Sun. at 10:30 a.m.; Rosary begins at 10 a.m. Lenten services (Presanctied 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. A NNNN U NN C II A TIONTION GREEGREE K ORTHOORTHO D OO X C HH U RR C HH 8210 Cypress Lake Driv e, 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 B ETHETH SHILOHSHILOH M ESSIESSI A NINI C SS Y NN A GOGGOG U EE 15675 McGregor Boulevard, 437-3171 Rab bi: 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. B RERE AD OO F LILI F EE M INISTRIESINISTRIES C HH U RR C HH OO F GOGO D 16581 McGregor Boulev ard, 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. C HH AP ELEL OO F CYP RESSRESS C OO V EE 10200 Cypress Cove Circle F ort Myers 239-850-3943, Located at Cypress Cove Retirement Center on HealthPark Campus An ecumenical non-denominational community of believers. Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study, 7 p.m. Reverendt Ted Althouse, Pastor revtedalthouse@aol.com C HH U RR C HH OO F THETHE C ROSSROSS 13500 Freshman Lane; 768-2188 P astor: Bud Stephens; A nondemonimational church emphasizing a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Sunday Service: 9:15 a.m. Traditional, 10:45 Contemporary. CO vV EN aA NT PRES byBY TERI aA N CH uU R cC H 2439 McGregor Boule vard, 334-8937 Rev. Dr. Jeffrey DeYoe, Senior Pastor Reverend David Dietzel, Pastor Emeritus. Traditional Sunday service 10 a.m. Nursery available C ypYP RESS LakLAK E B apAP TIST CH uU R cC H 8400 Cypress Lake Dr ive, 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. C ypYP RESS LakLAK E PRES byBY TERI aA N CH uU R cC H 8260 Cypress Lak e Drive, Fort Myers, 481-3233. www.clpc.us. Clint Cottrell, pastor Prayer Service 8 a.m., Praise 9 a.m., Childrens Church 9 a.m., Traditional 11 a.m. Summer: Prayer Service 8 a.m. Combined Traditional/Praise 10 a.m. C ypYP RESS LakLAK E UNITE dD METHO dD IST CH uU R cC H 8570 Cypress Lak e Drive, Fort Myers, 482-1250 8 and 11 a.m. Sunday Traditional Service 9:30 a.m. Praise Service Sunday School all times F aA ITH FELLO WSHI pP WORL dD O uU TRE acAC H mM INISTRIES 6111 South Pointe Boule vard, 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. F aA ITH uU NITE dD mM ETHO dD IST cC H uU R cC H 15690 McGregor Boulev ard 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 CH uU R cC H O fF cC HRIST, S cC IENTIST 2390 W est 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 CH uU R cC H O fF THE NazaNAZA RENE 13545 American Colon y 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. F IRSTIRST U NITENITE D M ETHOETHO D ISTIST C HH U RR C HH in the Downtown F ort 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 M yY ERS CHRISTI aA N CH uU R cC H (DIS cC I pP LES O fF CHRIST) A SS TE pP HEN MINISTRIES CONGREG aA TION 5916 Winkler Road, For t Myers, 437-4330 Reverend Mark Condrey, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Church School: 9:15 a.m. FORT M yY ERS CONGREG aA TION aA L UNITE dD CH uU R cC H O fF CHRIST: 8210 College P arkway, Fort Myers, 482-3133. Philip White, pastor Morning Worship: 10 a.m. Church School: 10:15 a.m. Adult Forum: 11:30 a.m. HOLHOL Y THEOTOTHEOT O K OSOS M ONON A STERSTER Y 111 Everg reen 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. II ON aA HH O pP E EpEP IS cC O paPA L cC ONGREG aA TION 9650 Gladiolus Driv e, 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. JES uU S THE WW OR kK ER C aA THOLI cC CH uU R cC H: 881 Nuna A venue, Fort Myers, 481-1143 Masses Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 8 and 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. K INGING D OO M LILI F EE C HH U RR C HH 2154 McGregor Boulevard, F ort Myers, 218-8343 Pastor Randy and Anita Thurman 10:30 a.m. Sunday Service All are welcome. LambLAMB O fF GG O dD LuLU THER aA N/ EpEP IS cC O paPA L CH uU R cC H Cor ner 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 NN EW BEGINNINGS CENTER New Home Church, 8505 Jenn y Cae Lane, North Fort Myers, 239-656-0416 Weekly Friday Meeting Meet & Greet: 6:30 p.m. Kingdom Teaching: 7 p.m. Fellowship and refreshments after service. nbcministry@embarqmail.com, www.facebook. com/nbcministry. Alex & Patricia Wiggins, Ministers NEWNEW C OO V ENEN A NTNT EE Y ESES C HH U RR C HH 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. NN EW HH O pP E B apAP TIST CH uU R cC H O fF FORT M yY ERS 16120 San Carlos Boule vard, 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 NN EW HH O pP E PRES byBY TERI aA N CH uU R cC H 3825 McGregor Boulev ard. 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 P EE AC EE CO mmuMMU NIT yY CH uU R cC H Meets at For t Myers Beach Masonic Lodge 17625 Pine Ridge Road, Fort Myers Beach 267-7400. Pastors Bruce Merton, Gail & RC Fleeman Adult Discussion Classes: 9-10 AM Countdown to Worship (praise music): 10:10 AM Amazing Grace Worship: 10:30 AM Phone 267-7400 Fax 267-7407 Web site: peacecommunitychurch.com e-mail: peace1265@aol.com P EE AC EE LL U THERTHER A NN C HH U RR C HH Sunday W orship 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, peace@peaceftmyers.com. RE dD EE mM ER L uU THER aA N cC H uU R cC H 3950 Winkler Ext., F ort Myers, 274-0143 8:15 and 10:15 a.m. Sunday Services Daily early learning center/day care RIRI V ERER OO F LILI F EE A SSESSE MB LL Y OO F GOGO D 21580 River Ranch Rd, Estero 239-495-0400, Senior P astor: Todd Weston 8 and 9:45 a.m Services; 11:30 a.m. Legacy Service, multi-generational S amudAMUD R abadABAD R aA buddBUDD HIST cC ENTER 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. SS O uU THWEST bapBAP TIST cC H uU R cC H 16940 McGregor Boulev ard, 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. SaSA INT COL umbkUMBK ILLE C aA THOLI cC CH uU R cC H 12171 Iona Road, For t 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 SaSA INT JOHN THE A pP OSTLE METR O pP OLIT aA N CO mmuMMU NIT yY CH uU R cC H 3049 Mcgregor Boule vard, 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. SaSA INT MI cC H aA EL LuLU THER aA N CH uU R cC H & ScSC HOOL ( LL CM SS ) 3595 Broadwa y, 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. SaSA INT PETER LuLU THER aA N CH uU R cC H 3751 Estero Boulev ard, Fort Myers Beach, 463-4251. Sunday w orship 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 TETE MP LELE B ETHELETHEL SS Y NN A GOGGOG U EE 16225 Winkler Rd. 433-0018. Rab bi Jeremy Barras E-mail: rabbi.barras@templebethel.com Cantorial soloist: Lawrence Dermer Temple educator: Dale Cohen, MaEd, RJE Shabbat Services, Friday, 7:30 p.m. Torah Study, Saturday, 9:15 a.m. Religious Education; Sunday School and Midweek classes, Preschool Classes, Monday through Friday Web site: www.templebethel.com Affiliated: Union for Reform Judaism TETE MP LELE JUD EE A (C ONSERONSER VA TITI V EE ) 14486 A&W Bulb Road, For t Myers, 433-0201, Rabbi: Rabbi Elyssa Auster President: Keith Grossman Minyan: Monday & Thursday at 9 a.m. Services: Friday night at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday morning at 9 a.m. Religious School Sunday morning Web site: www.tjswfl.org Preschool director: JoAnn Goldman email templejudeapreschool@gmail.com 433-0201, Web site: www.tjswfl.org Affiliated: United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism continued on page 11

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11 THE RIVER JULY 5, 2013 From page 10Churches/TemplesTHE C HH ABAD LUBAVITC HH OF SW FLORIDA ORT HH ODOX 5620 Winkler Road, Fort Myers Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz 433-7708, E-mail: rabbi@chabadswf.org Web site: www.chabadswf.org Services: Friday 6:30 p.m.; Saturday Kabbalah class 9 a.m.; Shacharit 10 a.m.; Kiddush at noon Minyan: Monday and Thursday 7 a.m. T HEHE N EE W C HH URC HH 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. C onON G rR EG ationalATIONAL CH urcURC H 1619 Llew ellyn 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 UNIV EE RSALIST C HH URC HH FORT MY EE RS 13411 Shire Lane (off Daniels P arkway 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. U nityNITY ofOF B onitaONITA SP rinRIN G sS Family Service 10 to 11 a.m. Healing Circle 11 a.m. Hospitality and F ellowship, 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. U nityNITY ofOF F ortORT M yY E rsRS 11120 Ranchette Road, Fort My ers 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 W EE STMINST EE R PP R EE SBYT EE RIAN C HH URC HH 9065 Ligon Court, For t 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 W ordORD O fF L ifIF E CH urcURC H 2120 Collier Av e, Fort Myers, 274-8881; Services: Sunday 10 a.m.; Wednesday 7 p.m. Bishop Gaspar and Michele Anastasi Z ionION L utUT HE ranRAN CH urcURC H 7401 Winkler Road, F ort 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. Shell Point Offers American Art LL ectures II n JJ ulyThe 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. Savings Pop UU p At Community TT hrift Store SaleOn Friday, July 19 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., customers are invited to pop a balloon for a discount tag to receive additional savings off already well-priced items during The Community Thrift Stores second anniversary celebration. There also will be special popup surprises each hour for shoppers, along with complimentary theater-style popcorn and soda pop. The Community Thrift store is located in Miners Plaza, next to Planet Fitness, on the corner or McGregor Boulevard and Gladiolus Drive in the Iona area of South Fort Myers. Regular store hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 225-6529. The store features home dcor, clothing, artwork, knick knacks and furniture as well as building supplies, construction materials, appliances and fixtures. When an individual or an organization donates items to the store, they receive a tax deductible receipt. Shell Point Retirement Community, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to serving seniors in Southwest Florida, opened The Community Thrift Store in 2011. Since the first year of operation was so successful, the store was expanded into a larger space in the same shopping center in 2012. We are so grateful that the residents of Fort Myers have been so supportive of our thrift store, said Patty Cox, store manager. Shoppers love the friendly staff, which is comprised of more than 75 Shell Point volunteers. To learn more about Shell Point, visit www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-7801131. Volunteers for The Community Thrift Store 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 Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email press@riverweekly.com RR ead us online at II slandSunNews.com

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THE RIVER JULY 5, 201312 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 1 Get II n On TT he Great Summer Snook Biteby Capt. Matt MitchellOur catch and release summer time snook fishing has been the best I can remember it for years. Anywhere from the bay to the passes and out on the beaches, the snook bite has been simply fantastic. The sheer number of snook of all sizes being caught all through the area is impressive and really a testament to how well the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission three-year closure on the harvest of snook on the west coast of Florida has worked to rebound this fishery. With this closure soon coming to a end on September 1, many anglers are excited by the prospect of being able to keep a snook to eat although many other anglers will still continue to strictly catch and release. One of the things that makes snook such a great gamefish is the many methods that can be used to catch them. Snook feed well on artificial, live and cut baits and can be caught both day and night from anglers fishing from boats and from the shore. Growing up snook fishing on Sanibel, I remember the many times we pulled all night marathons from local bridges and piers. After a few nights you could really dial in the short window on what stage of the tide the big females where going to feed. To this day, some of the largest snook I have ever seen or caught were taken late night while fishing straight up and down the pilings with live ladyfish on heavy tackle from the Sanibel pier and Blind Pass bridge. Some of the best big snook trophy hunters only fish at night. The hottest snook bite for me this week came in and around all the local passes. Drifting live pinfish and grunts on and close to the bottom through the passes caught snook up to 38 inches. Thirty plus snook trips were the norm this week if you were in the right pass on the right stage of the tide. My personal favorite time to get in on the snook action in the passes has been during the lower stages of the tide. Sight fishing along the beaches is another good way to get in on this snook action. During clear water, bright sunny conditions, you can either troll your boat right down the beach or walk the beach and locate these fish right up against the shoreline. Once you find these fish, they can be caught on a variety of tackle and bait. For you fly fisherman, these fish make the perfect target with a small white fly. Small white bucktails and swim baits are the go-to artificals to throw on light spinning tackle. Though the majority of these fish are groups of small males, you never know when you are going to run across a big female. Some of my favorite places to sight fish these snook are along the beaches of Cayo Costa, the north end of Sanibel and down south along Carl E. Johnson State Park. Not only do these beaches offer some of the clearest water around, they also have very little foot traffic and swimmers on the beach to spook the snook. Any gulf beach will hold snook right now though some areas will hold more fish than others. When visability is not that great, fishing the troughs between the sand bars is another option. Even though there are so many snook around, its still imperative that we take care of these great game fish and cause as little stress to them as we can when catching and releasing them. If you are going to fish for snook with live bait, use a circle hook and tackle heavy enough so you can land them in a realatively short amount of time. Also, when landing one, avoid using a landing net if possible. If you want to get a picture with that trophy, wet your hands and fully support the fish by both the head and belly. The less you handle them, the better. Never drag them up on the beach as the sand strips off the protective slime coast of the fish. With our water temperature being so hot, take that little bit of extra time and make sure they are fully revived before watching them swim off to fight another day.Capt. Matt Mitchell has been fishing local waters since he moved to Sanibel in 1980. He now lives in St. James City and works as a back country fishing guide. If you have comments or questions email captmattmitchell@aol.com. Send UU s YY our Fish TT alesThe River Weekly would like to hear from anglers about their catches. Send us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of catch, species and weight, and include photographs with identification. Drop them at the River Weekly, 1609 Hendry Street, Suite 15, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, or email to press@riverweekly.com. Eli Jolly from Sebring, Florida with a snook caught while fishing with Capt. Matt Mitchell Reservations Required for All Cruises(239)472-5300Cruises depart from beautiful Captiva Islandwww.captivacruises.com Call for departure time THE BEStT WAY TO SSEE THE ISLANDS IS FROM THE WAt TER

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13 THE RIVER JULY 5, 2013 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 OUTD ooOO R SEATING DINE WITH THE L oO CAL sS !!2163 Periwinkle WW ay Sanibel, Florida 472-0606 CC all AA head Seating AA vailable O pP EN 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.BREAK fF A sS T... LL UNCH... DD INNER!! TT ake Out AA vailable WE PROUDLY BRE wW STAR bB UCK sSC C OFFEE CROW Case Of The Week: Snowy EE gretby Patricia MolloyAs one of the most elegant of Floridas native birds, the snowy egret (Egretta thula) acquired its name from its beautiful white plumage. During breeding season, adults nest in the woody shrubs of coastal and inland wetlands throughout the Caribbean and the Americas (North, Central and South), at which time they display prominent plumes on their shoulders, necks and heads. While the snowy egret is native to the Sunshine State, populations are becoming less common in northern Florida dur ing winter months. These lovely birds, however, are often seen standing on the grass next to Sanibels roads impatiently waiting for traffic to stop long enough for them to cross. An emaciated snowy egret was admitted to CROW last month, too weak to fly. Due to its grave condition, its hospital stay began inside the wildlife clinics Intensive Care Unit. Captivity was par ticularly stressful for the patient, prompting Dr. Heather Barron to move it outside to one of the small flight cages. Soon thereafter, it began receiving its treatments outside, including physical exams and medications. As Dr. Heather noted, Since he is outside now, I was hoping he would catch lizards by himself and be more comfortable than he was inside. He is really enjoying walking. Despite the transfer, the egret steadfastly refused to eat on its own. Left without an alternative, Dr. Heather ordered that it be force-fed three times per day and that its weight be carefully monitored. The staff of DVMs and students are working diligently to save the life of patient #1412 in the hopes that it will regain its strength and health so that it can be released back into the wild. While monetary donations are invaluable, it is the volunteers that have made CROW successful for more than four decades. They collectively donate thousands of hours each year performing necessary tasks that allow the doctors and veterinarian interns (who often work more than 12 hours per day) to care for the tens-of-thousands of sick, injured and orphaned patients that have been treated at CROW. If you are interested in grazing tor toises, feeding exotic birds and mammals, or helping to keep CROWs 12.5 acres of grounds tidy, contact volunteer services at volunteers@crowclinic.org or call 4723644 ext. 229. CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from our local area. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to PO Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit: www.crowclinic.org. During mating season, adult snowy egrets display prominent plumes on their shoulders, necks and heads. CROW is currently treating patient #1412, a snowy egret too ill to fly

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THE RIVER JULY 5, 201314 Caring For Your PlantsBotanical Gardensby JJ usten DobbsI enjoy traveling. It doesnt have to be somewhere exotic or tropical, it is always fun to see new places and meet new people. One of the things I do when I first arrive in a large city is find out if they have a botanical garden. Botanical gardens are all over the world and serve to sustain plants and trees that may otherwise be endangered or threatened in habitat. They are also a nice place to visit to relax, have lunch, or just unwind from a busy day. Our closest botanical garden is the Naples Botanical Garden in southeast Naples. This garden is a work in progress, but already features some rare and unusual palm trees, cycads, bromeliads and other tropical plants. We are fortunate enough to have the subtropical climate needed to sustain exotic plants, whereas most botanical gardens around the country consist of a series of glass houses or greenhouses that can be climate controlled. If you are a homeowner, botanical gardens are a good way to expand your plant knowledge and get some ideas of plants or trees that you might want to use in your own landscaping. Of course, you will need to research each plants individual growing requirements to see if it will survive outdoors in your garden. While we can grow most exotic plants and trees here in south Florida, there are some that are so tropical in their requirements, that they would not survive longterm here. Some examples are Lipstick palms (Cyrtostachys renda), Durian fruit trees and even some bromeliads such as Aechmea Little Harv. The three gardens with the largest collections of tropical plants in the world are Nong Nooch in Thailand, Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden in Coral Gables, Florida and Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden in Oahu, Hawaii. I have been to the last two gardens and hope to get to Nong Nooch sometime in my lifetime. All of these gardens have something for the whole family pretty orchids and flowering plants for the ladies, huge, cool palm trees for the men, and small play areas to keep the kids entertained. If you dont have any plans to fly to Thailand in the near future, I would suggest you take a day and explore our local Naples Botanical Garden. The entrance fee is only $10 per person and they have a small water-park area for the kids to play in. Take your camera and get some pictures of things you like for reference later. Or, take a guided tour and learn even more about all of the beautiful flora the world has to offer! Justen Dobbs is a landscape architect in south Florida specializing in custom, upscale landscapes. He can be reached at seabreezenurseries@gmail. com. You can find some Jurassic-sized trees in botanical gardens! Take pictures of plants you like for later reference Plant Smart LL awn Orchidby Gerri RR eavesLawn orchid (Zeuxine strateumatica) is a terrestrial orchid that has become naturalized self-sustaining without cultivation and crops up in Floridas disturbed areas, pinelands, prairies and lawns. A native to the warmer regions of Asia, it was accidentally imported -in turf-grass seed, it is believed -and was first reported in the state in 1936. Since it is short-lived, it has posed no invasive threat. If it appears in your yard, it might or might not return the following year. Its spontaneous appearance leads scientists to conclude that the plant is self-fertilizing. Most people choose to simply enjoy this pretty volunteer. It can be cultivated with seeds gathered from the flowers. Growing anywhere from one-half to 10 inches tall, it has green or bronze grass-like leaves that clasp the stems in a spiral. Spikes of tiny yellow-lipped white or greenish flowers appear in the winter. Each hood-like flower has six unequal petals. The number of dense flowers per spike ranges from only a few to several dozen. Another common name, soldier orchid, derives from the orchids original scientific name. Strateuma means band, company, or army in Greek and refers to the army-like appearance created by clusters of the plant. Sources: Everglades Wildflowers by Roger L. Hammer, National Audubon Society Field Guide to Florida, rufino-osorio.com, wildflowers.jdcc.edu, wildflphoto.com, and plantbook.org. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. Lawn, or soldier, orchid is a native of Asia accidentally introduced to Florida in the 1930s photo by Gerri RR eaves Monthly Bonsai Society MeetingThe Bonsai Society of Southwest Florida, Inc. will present Mike Lane, a gifted local bonsaist, to discuss horticultural tips for raising healthy bonsai trees at its Saturday, July 20 meeting. The public is invited to the meeting, which is held at the SPALC building, 6281 Metro Plantation Road in Fort Myers, beginning at 9 a.m. Lane and other members will be available at the meeting to answer questions and offer styling and horticultural advice on trees brought to the meeting. There is no charge for attending and parking is free. Bonsai (pronounced bone-sigh) is the practice of styling and maintaining small artistic trees in pots. The Bonsai Society of Southwest Florida, Inc. is a non-profit organization formed to promote the knowledge and appreciation of bonsai, which originated in the Orient. Additional information about The Bonsai Society is available on its website, www.thebonsaisswfl.com, or by calling Jim Bremer at 482-7543. RR ead us online at II slandSunNews.com

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15 THE RIVER JULY 5, 2013 15631 San Carlos Boulevard Fort Myers, Florida 33908 Phone: 239-489-3311 FAX: 239-489-4983 www.furniture-world.net Email: furniture-world@comcast.net Gladiolus McGregor Summerlin Rd.San CarlosFrom SanibelFrom Ft. Myers Beach DESIGNER CONDO FURNITURE PACKAGE $6299 PACKAGE DETAILS: INTEREST-FREE FINANCING INTEREST-FREE FINANCING TT ake HH ome A Nude From TT he AllianceThe Alliance for the Arts announces its Fall fundraising event, Take Home A Nude, an art auction and party on Saturday, September 21. Hundreds of paintings, sculptures, drawings and photographs of nude forms and following the theme nude created by emerging and leading area artists will be highlighted. The evening will urge guests to explore and appreciate the values and skills intrinsic to the creation of art focused on the human form from traditional and contemporary to whimsical and realistic. This provocative and highly interactive event begins at 6:30 p.m. and will feature a spirited auction with a chance to win more than 50 pieces of original art and a silent auction of uniquely themed packages. Sip cocktails and enjoy live music and tapas from the best of our local chefs, including from Prawnbroker and Crave Culinaire. Tickets are $100 each and are available online or at the Alliance. Take Home A Nude is proudly sponsored by Dr. Stephen Prendiville Facial Plastic Surgery, Assuage Spa and Dick Prescott. Additional sponsorship oppor tunities are available. Local artist Gordon Warren provided the logo artwork. The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers The campus and galleries are open from 9 a.m. to 5p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. For more information, call 939-2787 or visit www.artinlee.org. An Artful EE veningArts of the Inland and the Gulf Coast Music School presents An Artful Evening at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 11 at Keiser University auditorium, 9100 Forum Corporate Parkway in Fort Myers. The art-filled evening features string performances by the GCMS students, literary readings by AOI members, soprano soloist Christine Bronson and artwork by AOI members Joan Benner, Julie Camp, Bobbee Cera, June DeVincent, Connie Killebrew, Deborah Kik, LaVon Koenig, Peggy Parker, Douglas Patterson and Noel Skiba. The public is invited to attend this free event. The Arts of the Inland is an umbrella arts organization for the visual, literary and performing artists of the inland communities of South Florida. Their artists join together to bring enriching cultural experiences to the public. Visit www.artsoftheinland.com for more details. Christine Hoffman is the director of the Gulf Coast Music School, formed in 1988 in Fort Myers. GCMS teachers offer Suzuki and traditional music lessons in violin, viola, cello and piano. Visit www.gulfcoastmusic.org for additional information. EE nglish 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 fortmyersdancers@hotmail.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. Gordon Warren

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THE RIVER JULY 5, 201316 Preview TT he LL ive And Silent Art Opening EE xhibitJoin Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc. and Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at Edison State Colleges Rush Library for the preview reception of the live and silent art for our annual fundraiser, Arts for ACT 2013 Moulin Rouge An Evening at the Cabaret. The preview will be held on Friday, July 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. The Rush Library is located at 8099 College Parkway SW in Fort Myers. Join Jenna Persons, our chair for this years event, and preview all 50 live auction art items and over 50 silent auction art items. Meet this years Six Artists of ACT, David Belling, Cheryl Fausel, Pat Cleveland, Lisa Freidus, Honey Costa and Doug Heslep, who were voted best in show this year. Belling and Fausel are the featured artists for 2013 and each has a poster created of their original works for sale to raise money for ACT. These posters are $10 each. The Six Artists of ACT were also honored by having a note card made of their original pieces. These note card packs will sell for $10, with the proceeds benefitting ACT, the domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking center serving Lee, Hendry and Glades counties. Enjoy music and light refreshments, too. Sponsors for this years Arts for ACT 2013 fine art auction are Florida Weekly, NBC-2, Naples Guide, Robb & Stucky International, Rauschenberg Gallery, Pulse Business Solutions, Stilwell Enterprises, Chicos, IBERIABANK, Scanlon Auto Group, The Happenings Art & Entertainment Magazine, and Dr. and Mrs. Mark Mintz. This event is free and open to the public. April in Paris by Honey Costa, a mixed media piece Lisa Freidus acrylic on wood Caf at Dusk David Bellings acrylic Henris Moulin Rouge Pat Clevelands oil on canvas Palm Patterns Doug Hesleps photograph My Swan

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17 THE RIVER JULY 5, 2013 LL ee County Attorneys Share TT heir ArtLee County Bar President Mary C. Evans announced that eight Lee County Bar Association attorneys will be next months featured artists at the newly renovated Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. The show, Raising The Bar, starts with the July Art Walk on Friday, July 5 from 6 to 10 p.m. and continues through Friday, July 26. The Davis Art Center is located at 2301 First Street in the downtown Fort Myers River District. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. As part of its outreach to the community, the attorneys are displaying their artistic side with paintings, woodworks, sketches, stained glass art and photography. In a departure from standard gallery works, performing art in the form of poetry and music will also be presented on Opening Night and at a reception for the artists and attor neys on Thursday, July 18 from 5 until 7 p.m. Family Law attorney Rana Holz, Esq., a partner in the law firm of Rubinstein & Holz, P.A., will present her vocal artistry on both evenings, as well. Most of the attorneys in the show will be available to discuss their art, and a complete catalogue of the artworks displayed will be available with pricing on pieces that are offered for sale. The public is invited to a unique and fascinating show that goes beyond the legal field. One prolific artist who works almost exclusively in large format, exquisitely framed stained glass, is John Coleman, Esq. of the law firm Coleman & Coleman. Jewelcolored vases and large paintings in glass in multi-layered frames are Colemans signature style. This is in sharp contrast to his practice in the legal field of criminal law and real property, probate and trust law. The cover photography artist for the Lee County Bar Associations member directory, Gerald W. Pierce, Esq., is also an appellate attorney. For many years, Pierce also provided the cover art for the organizations monthly news magazine, leading to a large archive of Southwest Florida images. The sale of his nature photography at the art show will benefit the Continuing Legal Education Library fund as well as the Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center. Former Lee County Bar Association President Paul Liles, Esq. is a trial lawyer and Senior Attorney at the law firm Absolute Law, and an accomplished graphite portrait artist. Liles has practiced law in Fort Myers for more than 21 years. A persons eyes are the windows to their soul, said the artist. His portraiture of Eudora Welty is stark evidence of the truth in his statement. Robert D. Young, Esq. is a civil and commercial trial litigator whose mixed media art has a very personal note to it. According to Young, Reinterpreting my photographs through mixed media affords me an opportunity to take precious moments in my life, and create a permanent impression based on my perception of aesthetics. His manipulated photography on wood is like a very personal walk through a mans travels, seeing the things that caught his attention in a very personal way. Adding to the excitement of the show will be live poetic performances by trial lawyer Tom Chase, Esq., to accompany the photography/printed poem works in his collection. Chase uses a special Southern voice reminiscent of Forrest Gump and takes us to a special place in time with his soulful and intense renditions of his poetry. A selection of large format abstract works of art by Patricia Zalisko, Esq. is described as resulting from the emotional response to historical events such as the Ukrainian Holocaust (known as the Holodomor, or death by starvation) and the tragedy of the mass murders of children and educators at Sandy Hook last December; and, on the lighter side, her personal exploration into line and mark, as evidenced in her Flux series. A retired attorney, Zalisko now devotes most of her time to her art, and has captured major awards in juried shows in and out of Florida. Attorney Katharyn E. Owen, Esq. of the Cape Coral-based law firm Warchol, Merchant & Rollings, LLP, practices intellectual property, business and commercial law, and real estate law. Starting with daily watercolor classes with my grandmother, artistic expression has always been an important part of my life, Owen states. Her work that will be displayed at the show is described as mixed media, watercolor and assemblage art, repurposing found items in interesting ways. Still life artist and attorney Pauline Franklin, Esq. said, Creating paintings transports me to a place in my being where time doesnt exist, unlike practicing law, which is ruled by time. The two balance each other perfectly and help to create a harmonious lifestyle. She studied at Toledo Museum of Art, and received her Fine Arts degree from University of Toledo. Many years after, she was convinced by her brother to, like him, become an attorney. Raising The Bar is sponsored by CopyLady, Merit Court Reporting and Encore Bank. Breakfast with Seurat by Pauline Franklin Sandy Hook by Pat Zalisko Live poetic performances by Tom Chase

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THE RIVER JULY 5, 201318 Fort Myers LL ee County Public LL ibrary II n JJ ulyNext months roster of activities at Fort Myers Lee County Public Library offers topics for all ages. The following activities are free to the public: ADULTS Long Distance Genealogical Research Saturday, July 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Locating genealogical information about ancestors presents many challenges. When you live hundreds or thousands of miles from their place of residence, it sometimes feels impossible. This seminar will focus on options that researchers may use when trying to conduct genealogical searches in other parts of the United States and overseas. Registration is required. Book Discussion: The Quilters Apprentice by Jennifer Chiaverini Wednesday, July 17 at noon We all have favorite authors but finding new authors to love can be a fun part of the book discussion experience. Each month we will read the first novel of an authors series. Join us! Registration is required. DNA Results: Where Do I Go from Here? Saturday, July 20 fro 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This seminar will focus on how to interpret results and incorporate the findings into a genealogical research plan. Registration is required. Small Business Series: 30 Minute Business Plan Monday, July 22 at 2 p.m. This program is geared toward current small businesses. This one-page, 30-minute business plan is a great tool for existing business owners to strategize where to take their business. Business plans are used for various endeavors getting a business loan, obtaining angel investing, for operations. This 30-minute strategy is an awesome planning tool to get an over view of your business and take it to the next level. Registration is required. FAMILY Baby-Parent Rhyme Time Thursdays, July 18 and 25 at 10:30 a.m. Be prepared to tickle, jump and fly with your baby! These rhymes and songs are for infants, up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. This 20-minute program is filled with songs designed to introduce rhyming and movement to infants. Registration is required. KIDS Kids Read Down Fines Monday, July 15 from 6 to 7 p.m. Children and teens can earn a $2 coupon for every 15 minutes of reading, during the allotted time. A total of $8 per day may be earned. For ages 18 and younger. Coupons may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only. R.E.A.D. to Patches Thursday, July 25 at 2 p.m. Patches, our Reading Education Assistance Dog, will be on hand to listen to you practice reading aloud. Shes a great listener. Kids of all ages are welcome; first-come, first-served. End of Summer Back to School Olympics Wednesday, July 31 at 3 p .m. Summer is almost over and school is about to begin. Come join us in playing fun competitive games at the Fort Myers Library. Have fun while earning supplies for school. This program is for children entering grades K to 5. Registration is requested. TEENS Kids Read Down Fines Monday, July 15 from 6 to 7 p.m. Children and teens can earn a $2 coupon for every 15 minutes of reading, during the allotted time. A total of $8 per day may be earned. For ages 18 and younger. Coupons may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only. The Fort Myers Lee County Public Library is located at 2050 Central Avenue in Fort Myers. For more information about a program or to register, call the library at 533-4600. A sign language interpreter is available with five business days notice to library staff. Assistive listening system available; request at desk. Check the Lee County Library Systems website at www.leelibrary.net to find out about programs at other locations. Call the host library, or telephone Reference at 479-INFO (4636), for more information about a specific program. JJ uly Programs At Northwest RR egional LL ibraryNext months roster of activities at Northwest Regional Library offers topics for all ages. The following activities are free to the public: ADULT English Caf Thursdays, July 18 and 25 at 10:30 a.m. Practice your English with English Caf, a free, conversation session for adult ESOL and ESL students. Each 90-minute session provides adult learners an oppor tunity to practice speaking English with native speakers. Participants may start at any time. Advanced registration is not necessary. Book Discussion: Mother-Daughter Book Club by Heather Frederick Tuesday, July 23 at 6:30 p.m. Mother-Daughter Book Club by Heather Frederick is special. When the mothers of four sixth-grade girls with very different personalities pressure them into forming a book club, they find, as they read and discuss Little Women that they have much more in common than they could have imagined. Connect with your daughter and maybe some new friends over this divinely charming story. Registration is required. FAMILY Baby-Parent Rhyme Time Saturdays, July 6, 13, 20 and 27 at 10:30 a.m. Be prepared to tickle, jump and fly with your baby! These rhymes and songs are for infants, up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. This 20-minute program is filled with songs designed to introduce rhyming and movement to infants. Registration is required. CHILDREN Kids Read Down Fines Saturdays, July 6 and 20 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tuesdays, July 9 and 23 from 5 to 7 p.m. Children and teens can earn a $2 coupon for every 15 minutes of reading, dur ing the allotted time. A total of $8 per day may be earned. For ages 18 and younger. Coupons may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only. TEENS On The Table: Rockn Rocks July 1 to 12 Available during normal library operating hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday, noon to 8 p.m.; Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rocks can have a personality if you create one for them. With a great rock and some paint you can make penguins, ladybugs, fish, owls or whatever you imagination dreams up. Kids Read Down Fines Saturdays, July 6 and 20 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tuesdays, July 9 and 23 from 5 to 7 p.m. Children and teens can earn a $2 coupon for every 15 minutes of reading, dur ing the allotted time. A total of $8 per day may be earned. For ages 18 and younger. Coupons may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only. On The Table: Easy Batik July 15 to 25 Available during normal library oper ating hours: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday, noon to 8 p.m.; Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Take toothpaste, add Aloe Vera lotion and voila you have a medium to create truly beautiful pictures. Its simple, with stunning results. Book Discussion: Mother-Daughter Book Club by Heather Frederick 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 23 The Mother-Daughter Book Club by Heather Frederick is special. When the mothers of four sixth-grade girls with very different personalities pressure them into forming a book club, they find, as they read and discuss Little Women that they have much more in common than they could have imagined. Connect with your daughter and maybe some new friends over this divinely charming story. Registration is required. The Northwest Regional Library is located at 519 Chiquita Boulevard North in Cape Coral. For more information about a program or to register, call the library at 533-4700. A sign language interpreter is available with five business days notice to library staff. Assistive listening system available; request at desk. Check the Lee County Library Systems website at www.leelibrary.net to find out about programs at other locations. Call the host library, or telephone Reference at 479-INFO (4636), for more information about a specific program. JJ uly Programs At North Fort Myers Public LL ibraryNext months roster of activities at North Fort Myers Public Library offers topics for all ages. The following activities are free to the public: ADULTS Books and Bites Monday, July 1 at 10:30 a.m. Join this monthly social hour. Discuss any books in any format, or movies of interest. Whether given a rant or a rave, it will be fun to talk about. We provide the coffee and refreshments, you provide your enthusiasm. Registration is required. Miss Marple Monthly Knitters Tuesday, July 2 at 2 p.m. These sessions are for knitters and crocheters of all levels. Come visit and share project and technique ideas. Book Discussion: Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier Thursday, July 18 at 2 p.m. Follow the story of Mary Anning, a young girl who survived being struck by lightning as an infant and Elizabeth Philpot, a London exile and spinster, who embark on an unusual friendship based on the sole love of fossil hunting. After a wonderful discovery, will the townsfolk and church begin to see the two women for the remarkable women they are or will they continue to be ostracized by a society that is too afraid to think outside the box? Simple Civil War Relics Thursday, July 25 at 2 p.m. Interested in the Civil War? Visit the North Fort Myers Library to learn about simple relics from the Civil War. FAMILY Karls Kritters Saturday, July 13 at 11 a.m. Karls back with puppets and new tricks. Enjoy magic and puppetry presented by Karl Vick. All ages welcome. CHILDREN & TEENS Kids Read Down Fines Wednesday, July 24 from 1 to 2 p.m. Children and teens can earn a $2 coupon for every 15 minutes of reading, during the allotted time. A total of $8 per day may be earned. For ages 18 and younger. Coupons may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only. The North Fort Myers Public Library is located at 2001 N. Tamiami Trail NE in North Fort Myers. For more information about a program or to register, call the library at 533-4320. A sign language interpreter is available with five business days notice to library staff. Assistive listening system available; request at desk. Check the Lee County Library Systems website at www.leelibrary.net to find out about programs at other locations. Call the host library, or telephone Reference at 479-INFO (4636), for more information about a specific program. RR ead us online at II slandSunNews.com

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19 THE RIVER JULY 5, 2013 Presented by: Michael B. Hill Craig R. HerschWill Power ColumnistFlorida Bar Board Certied | Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorneys9100 College Pointe Ct., Fort Myers, FL 33919 www.sbshlaw.com Have You Heard The Three Big Myths About Medicaid Eligibility? Myth #1: The new law has made it impossible to protect your assets from nursing home costs. Truth: While the rules have changed, good planning opportunities exist. Myth #2: Medicaid can take your home. Truth: With proper planning you may very well be able to save your home. Myth #3: If youre already in a nursing home, its too late to protect your assets. Truth: Even if youre in a nursing home, you can still protect the assets you have. Wednesday, July 31, 20132:00 p.m.Temple Beth El 16225 Winkler Rd. | Fort Myers 33908Reservations: 239-425-9379 Free Workshop. Seating is Limited.All attendees will receive a complimentary DVD describing long-term care planning issues. JJ uly Programs At LL akes RR egional LL ibraryNext months roster of activities at Lakes Regional Library offers topics for all ages. The following activities are free to the public: ADULTS English Caf Mondays, July 15, 22 and 29 at 6 p.m. Practice your English with English Caf, a free, conversation session for adult ESOL and ESL students. Each 90-minute session provides adult learners an opportunity to practice speaking English with native speakers. Participants may start at any time. Advanced registration is not necessary. Book Discussion: News From Heaven by Jennifer Haigh Tuesday, July 16 at 2 p.m. Read and discuss this collection of interconnected short stories. Jennifer Haigh returns to the vividly imagined world of Bakerton, Pennsylvania, a coal mining town rocked by decades of painful transition. From its heyday during two World Wars through its slow decline, Bakerton is a town that refuses to give up gracefully, binding sometimes cruelly succeeding generations to the place that made them. Registration is requested. CHILDREN Kids Read Down Fines Saturday, July 13 from 2 to 3 p.m. Children and teens can earn a $2 coupon for every 15 minutes of reading during the allotted time in the designated area of the library. For ages 18 and younger. Coupons may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only. Ants In Your Pants Dance Party Monday, July 22 at 10:30 a.m. Get ready to put on your dancing shoes for this special dance party for toddlers and preschoolers! Well boogie down to great music, from golden oldies to pop favorites to kiddie classics. Sponsored by the Friends of Lakes Regional Library. Registration is required. For ages 2 to 5. TEENS Kids Read Down Fines Saturday, July 13 at 2 to 3 p.m. Children and teens can earn a $2 coupon for every 15 minutes of reading during the allotted time in the designated area of the library. For ages 18 and younger. Coupons may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only. The Lakes Regional Library is located at 15290 Bass Road in Fort Myers. For more information about a program or to register, call the library at 533-4000. A sign language interpreter is available with five business days notice to library staff. Assistive listening system available; request at desk. Check the Lee County Library Systems website at www.leelibrary.net to find out about programs at other locations. Call the host library, or telephone Reference at 479-INFO (4636), for more information about a specific program. Public RR elations Association Meeting JJ uly 9On Tuesday, July 9, Christine Wright-Isak, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Marketing and Advertising, Lutgert College of Business at Florida Gulf Coast University, will speak at the meeting of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA), Southwest Florida Chapter, sponsored by JJ Taylor Distributing Florida, Inc. She will present The Impact of Digital Communications on Advancing Your Brand, sharing big brand insights that are applicable for all brands and how to implement brand strategies in a world of digital communications. Brands are reputations, and media traditional or new digital are communications vehicles that should be designed to convey the reputation you intend to live up to, said Dr. Wright-Isak. She will share her strategies on how to make them the most effective possible. Dr. Wright-Isak received her Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Chicago and then joined New York advertising agencies, achieving national recognition as a branding and messaging expert. She began at BBDO New York, helping GE manage its corporate brand and launch the Lever 2000 brand. Later at Young & Rubicam, she helped the U.S. Army Recruitment Command understand changing generations of warriors, lectured at the U.S. Army War College, and developed marketing communications for Colgate, DuPont, KFC, Jell-O, Dr. Pepper and other international brands. The lunch and program will begin at 11:30 a.m. and run to 1 p.m. at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theater, 1380 Colonial Blvd. in Fort Myers. The cost to attend is $20 for members, $25 for non-members and $10 for students with advance reservations. Reservations may be made at www.fpraswfl.org. Walk-ins are welcome for an additional $5. Dr. Christine Wright-Isak

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THE RIVER JULY 5, 201320 II f YY ou Are A Boston Sports Fan, II t Was A Week Of TT he Good And TT he Badby EE d FrankFor the large multitude of Boston sports fans that populate Southwest Florida, it was a mixed bag of events hockey, football, basketball and baseball that dominated the sports pages this past week. You had to be captivated, hockey fan or not, by the unforgettable Stanley Cup Finals between the Boston Bruins and the Chicago Blackhawks. Although the Blackhawks took home their second Cup in the last four seasons, the series left little doubt that these two teams are the best in the National Hockey League. And it was fitting that these two original NHL franchises battled for hockeys supreme prize. As Sports Illustrated reported, there was never more than a two-goal lead in any of the six games. And the compelling finals had three overtime games in the first four, including an exhausting three overtime heart-thumper in Game One. It was a class act by the Blackhawks to publish a full-page ad in Boston papers last weekend thanking Boston for the courtesy and sportsmanship shown the Blackhawks during the series. Second was the disturbing news of the arrest on murder charges against former New England Patriots star tight end Aaron Hernandez. He and two others are implicated in the murder of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd. What is particularly disturbing is the fact that the multi-talented 23-year-old Hernandez, who just last year had been awarded a seven-year $41.1 million contract extension by the Patriots, had been considered by many a class act. The Patriots immediately dropped Hernandez from the team and reportedly are taking steps to void his contract. The third Boston story of the week was the departure of Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers, who left after nine seasons to take the helm of the Los Angeles Clippers. His nine successful years with the Celtics included an NBA title in 2008. Rivers had a year remaining on his contract and the Celtics will receive a first-round NBA draft choice in 2015 from the Clippers in compensation. And finally, as the 2013 Major League Baseball season reaches the half-way point, is the surprising, perhaps even amazing fact that Boston Red Sox remain atop the American League Eastern Division. From last to first is the banner of the 2013 Red Sox, who started the week with a 49-34 record, best in the American League, and a 2-1/2 game lead over Baltimore in the AL East. Red Sox fans are gleeful not only for their first-place standing but over their freefalling, bitter rival New York Yankees, who had lost four in a row and slipped 5-1/2 games behind Boston. So it was a week of the good and the bad for sports-loving Boston fans. Tough Going For Miracle In Seasons Second-Half With so many of the Fort Myers Miracle top players promoted to Double-A New Britain after clinching the seasons first-half Florida State League South Division Championship, it comes as no surprise that the second-half of the season is much more difficult. The Miracle began the week with a second-half 4-5 record, having dropped four in a row earlier in the week to Palm Beach and Jupiter before a 12-2 win last Saturday over St. Lucie. Fort Myers only home appearance this weekend is a 7:05 p.m. Friday again against Bradenton with a big post July 4th fireworks show after the game. Summer Golf Series For TT he UU nited WayRiver Hall Golf Club has organized a Summer Golf Series to raise money for the United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades. River Hall is a Davis Love III Championship Golf Course located in Alva at Palm Beach Boulevard (SR 80). The Summer Golf Series begins on Saturday, July 20, with additional events on August 24 and October 5. Each event will be a scramble with a warm-up clinic, continental breakfast, prizes, an awards ceremony and barbecue lunch. The cost per event is $75 per person, or $195 for all three events. All players who sign up for the entire series will be placed in a drawing to win a one year single invitational membership at River Hall. Current sponsors include Nolte Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, Uhler and Vertich Financial Partners and Barraco and Associates. Additional sponsorships are available. We are very grateful that River Hall has organized this wonderful golf series. It will not only make the summer fun, but help the people of our community by raising money for the United Way Partner Agencies, said Cliff Smith, President of the United Way. To sign up for golf, or for more infor mation about sponsorships, call 3134653. Since the inception of United Way in 1957, $120 million has been raised in our community. All money raised in the United Way campaign stays in the local community to help support the local human service network. United Way partner agencies and initiatives like Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center, Childrens Advocacy Center, Harry Chapin Food Bank, The Salvation Army, and United Way 211 serve a diverse range of needs in our community such as nurturing children and youth, strengthening families, meeting critical needs such as helping the elderly and disabled live independently, and empowering communities by bringing health and human services to neighborhoods. In addition to raising funds for human service organizations in our community, the United Way promotes partnerships and collaborations among agencies and initiatives, helping them to work together focusing on issues and solutions that continue to improve lives. For more information, call United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades at 433-2000 or visit www.unitedwaylee.org. Dolphins Summer Football CampThe Miami Dolphins Youth Programs Department will travel to Southwest Florida from July 8 to 12 to hold a week-long summer football camp at Estero High School. The Dolphins host annual youth football and cheerleading summer camps in South Florida, but expanded their reach to Southwest Florida in 2010. The camp will cater to boys and girls, ages 6 to 14, and will be an interactive football experience featuring appearances by current and former Miami Dolphins players. The camp focuses on football training, teamwork building and the importance of education. Youth Programs Director Twan Russell will lead the camp, while Dolphins alumni will serve as coaches to the kids throughout the week. I am thrilled that we can return to Estero this year and that we can hold camps outside of just the tri-county area, Russell said. Weve had an excellent experience in Estero the last three years, and I expect this time around to be the same. The children are taught the fundamentals of football that ultimately lead up to the daily 7-on-7 flag football games. The end of the week includes a Championship Friday, where each team competes to be crowned the champion of the camp. For more information on the Miami Dolphins summer camps, visit www. DolphinsAcademy.com. County Sports TT ourism Garners New NameLee Countys sports tourism department has a new name. Since its inception in 2002, the department has been called the Lee County Sports Authority office. Lee County Commissioners recently approved changing the name to Lee County Sports Development. The change eliminates confusion with the departments original name and the sporting goods store called Sports Authority. Also, the term development is a more accurate description of Lee Countys sports tourism efforts, said Jeff Mielke, executive director of the Lee County Sports Development. We are developing new sports-tourism and economic-impact opportunities. Lee County Sports Development partners with Lee County Parks & Recreation and the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau. For more information, call 3445201. Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com

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21 THE RIVER JULY 5, 2013 ENGEL & VLKERSCall Isabella Rasi at 239-246-47161101 Periwinkle Way #105, Sanibel, FL 239-472-0044HIGH-VISIBILITY FORT MYERS BEAC H COMMERCIAL PROPERTY Featuring restaurant & private residences High traffic location on San Carlos Blvd Direct Gulf access$675,000 ENGEL & VLKERSCall Isabella Rasi at 239-246-47161101 Periwinkle Way #105, Sanibel, FL 239-472-0044 HIGH-VISIBILITY FORT MYERS BEAC H COMMERCIAL PROPERTY Featuring restaurant & private residences High traffic location on San Carlos Blvd Direct Gulf access$675,000 PRICE REDUCTION $595,000 EE dison Collegiate HH igh School LL ee Students EE xceed State AveragesThe State of Florida recently released the state average of the FCAT (Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test) and End of Course (EOC) scores. Students at Edison Collegiate High School Lee (ECHS) exceeded state averages by as much as 44 percent across multiple subjects. All students in the State of Florida participate in the FCAT and specialized EOC exams based on subjects; and at the start of the summer, schools are able to see where their students are in regards to the testing data. Our students work hard in our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) program throughout the year, said Dr. Brian Botts, Principal of ECHS Lee. We are very proud of the teachers hard work and collective student success on these exams. These kinds of scores show that by focusing on authentic learning through rigorous and interdisciplinary curriculum, it is possible to teach and learn far beyond the constraints of standardized tests. Percent of students who passed: Subject ECHS Florida State 9th Grade Reading 84% 53% 10th Grade Reading 86% 54% 9th Grade EOC Geometry 100% 88% 10th Grade EOC Geometry 97% 53% Algebra EOC 85% 52% Biology EOC 97% 55% Dr. Erin Harrel, Dean of the School of Education states This years scor es are remarkable considering there are no admissions requirements to enter ECHS LEE and the fact that the school does not focus or emphasize the importance of the FCAT or EOC. Rather, the school focuses on learning objectives that are embedded in kinesthetic experiences. ECHS Lee is a dynamic learning environment that is dedicated to creating and sustaining the independent learning process with a focus on helping students construct knowledge through projects, hands on activities, and academic debate/discussion. An integral part of the schools mission is to connect qualified and motivated students to maximizing their college dual enrollment options. For more information about Edison Collegiate High School Lee County, visit www. edison.edu/wp/echslee/. Students enjoy small class sizes and individualized attention as ECHS since the school has a maximum of 400 students in grades 9 through 12, with each class hosting 100 students. Free Birding TT our At LL akes ParkTake a morning meander at Lakes Park with a bird patrol guide on Saturday, July 6 at 8:30 a.m. Lakes Regional Park is located at 7330 Gladiolus Drive in Fort Myers. Participants should meet at Shelter A7. Enter Lakes Park gate from Gladiolus. Turn right. Drive to end of road, continue through the parking lot. Shelter A7 is located near the Train Station. This easy walk along clear paths offers an opportunity to see birds in native vegetation with experienced Bird Patrol guides pointing out the many species in Lakes Park, a Lee County birding hot spot and crucial nesting area for many birds. Please arrive a few minutes after 8 a.m. for a brief intro and to sign waivers. Tours start promptly at 8:30 a.m. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress to be outside. Bring water, sunscreen and binoculars. For more information, call 533-7580 or 533-7576. Also, visit www.birdpatrol. org. This free tour is provided in cooperation with Lee County Parks and Recreation. Parking is $1 per hour or $5 for all day. OConnell Makes Deans LL istPatrick OConnell, a resident of Fort Myers and a fifth-year student in the mechanical engineering program in RITs Kate Gleason College of Engineering, made the Deans List for the spring 2013 quarter. Rochester Institute of Technology is internationally recognized for academic leadership in business, computing, engineering, imaging science, liberal arts, sustainability and fine and applied arts. Eastern Phoebe photo by Meg RR ousher

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THE RIVER JULY 5, 201322 by JJ ennifer BaseyThis week, we celebrate Independence Day with fireworks, sparklers, picnics and parades. Amidst the hoopla, though, its always important to reflect on the many freedoms we enjoy in this country. And as an individual, you may want to use the occasion to think of another type of independence youd like to enjoy financial independence. In some ways, we are living in a time when attaining financial freedom is more difficult than it has been for quite a while. Were still recovering from the bursting of the housing bubble and the lingering effects of the Great Recession. Furthermore, wage stagnation is a real problem. In fact, median income for working-age households those headed by someone under age 65 actually slid 12.4 percent from 2000 to 2011. Taken together, these factors certainly impose challenges on anyone seeking to become financially independent and eventually enjoy a comfortable retirement. Still, you need to do everything you can to put yourself on the path to financial independence. For starters, make full use of whatever resources are available to you. If you have a 401(k) or similar retirement plan at work, try to contribute as much as you can possibly afford and every time you get a raise in salary, increase your contributions. At the very least, put in enough to earn your employers matching contribution, if one is offered. Also, within your 401(k) or similar plan, choose an investment mix that offers you the chance to achieve the growth you will need to make progress toward the type of retirement lifestyle youve envisioned. In addition to contributing to your 401(k), you can also take advantage of another retirement account: a traditional or Roth IRA. Like a 401(k), a traditional IRA grows tax deferred, while a Roth IRA can grow tax free, provided you meet certain conditions. Plus, you can fund your IRA with virtually any type of investment, including stocks, bonds, certificates of deposit and Treasury securities. What else can you do to help yourself move toward financial independence? For one thing, dont become dependent on hot tips or other questionable financial advice about The Next Big Thing in the investment world from so-called experts who often have poor prognostication records. Even more importantly, though, their advice may simply be inappropriate for your needs and risk tolerance. Finally, consider these two suggestions: Maintain adequate liquidity and keep your debt levels as low as possible. By having enough cash reserves to cover unexpected costs, such as a major car repair or a new air-conditioning unit, you wont have to dip into your long-term investments. And by keeping your debt payments down, youll have a stronger cash flow, which means youll have more money available to save and invest for your future. Each one of these suggestions will require a commitment on your part, along with a clear focus on your goal of financial independence there just arent any short cuts. But with a consistent effort, you can keep moving along on your journey toward your own Financial Independence Day. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jennifer.basey@edwardjones.com. Financial FocusPlan Ahead For YY our Own Financial II ndependence Day Guest Services Class Passes National EE xamThe Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau (VCB) is pleased to announce and congratulate the members of its first graduating class in top-notch customer service. In a first-of-its-kind partnership with the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (EI), a dozen industry partners received the Certified Guest Service Professional (CGSP) certification recently as part of the VCBs Guests First Customer Service Training Program. The VCB kicks off this partnership with the goal of becoming the worlds first Certified Guest Service destination in the country to certify industry partners, including all area hotels. Were on our way to completing that goal, said Tamara Pigott, VCB executive director. Being the first Certified Guest Service destination partner is a real honor. The 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. To earn certification, participants must complete Guests First, the VCBs award winning, seven-module customer service program. The participants are the eligible to take the AH&LA Educational Institutes CGSP final exam, nationally known as Guest Service Gold Training and Certification. Both programs are designed to educate guest 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 experiences. Recognized worldwide, the CGSP designation is the highest acknowledgment of award-winning guest service for employees in the hospitality industry. Successful graduates receive a certificate and CGSP gold lapel pin, to be worn on their uniform in recognition of their knowledge and skills in guest service. Contact Christine Davlin, tourism education and training manager, for more information on Guests First or the CGSP certification at cdavlin@leegov.com. Members of Lee County VCBs first Certified Guest Service class Parks & RR ec Boosts Safety With LL ightning DetectorsLee County Commissioners on Tuesday approved funding to place an early lightning alert system at various youth athletic facilities and swimming pools that Lee County Parks & Recreation owns and manages. The department now will purchase and install the lightning alert system at 17 sites with 19 total alert systems. Work is expected to begin next week. The $132,644 cost will be covered by the countys Parks & Recreation Major Maintenance budget from the current fiscal year, 2012-13. Parks staff worked diligently with the Lee County School District to use existing infrastructure to offset costs to the county. The installation compliments Lee County Parks & Recreations goal to provide safe and quality facilities. This installation will dramatically minimize potential dangers associated with summertime storms and lightning events for our residents and visitors alike, said Dave Harner, Lee County Parks & Recreation director and assistant county manager. The system called WeatherBug Total Lightning Network incorporates an integrated intra-cloud and cloud-toground lightning-detection network. It helps characterize severe storm precur sors improving lead times and weathermanagement planning. It uses outdoor alerts for mass notification, mobile alerts for staff to use in the field, internal alerts for offices and facilities, and online alerts to show area weather for staff to stay informed. For more information, contact Lee County Parks & Recreation at 533-7275 or visit www.leeparks.org. Our email address is press@riverweekly.com

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23 THE RIVER JULY 5, 2013 Dr. DaveWax On, Wax Offby Dr. Dave HH epburnWhaaaat did he say, Mildred?? HE SAID YOURE DEAF, YOU OLD FOOL. Im dead??? NO BERT... NOT YET. I finally interrupt this romantic inter lude. Mrs. Bloggins, your husbands ears are jammed with wax. I got jam on my slacks??? yells Bert. Warning: If reading about bodily fluids makes you at all queasy or if the phrase bodily fluids itself induces violent waves of nausea, perhaps this column is best not read at the dinner table. In fact, it is foolish to ever read medical columns in the vicinity of tomato soup, cauliflower, refried beans or sushi. Today, EAR WAX... (retch). Ear wax, medically referred to as cerumen, has been tenderly cultured in your ear canal by mother nature for a reason... so leave it alone! (For those of you hard of hearing... SO LEAVE IT ALONE!) It is not bad stuff. It is good stuff. Cerumen is made by special glands called plugger-uppers that live on the outer third of your ear canal. It has three purposes to its sluggish existence. First, it protects the very sensitive skin of your ear canal from water and infections. Secondly, it protects your ear drum from dirt and grit by trapping it before it gets to the drum. And finally, cerumen gets great glee out of driving normally intelligent people to distraction as they attempt to rotorooter it out with everything ranging from Q-tips to cue sticks. If wax is so good for us, why do we try so hard to get it out? Perhaps it is a teleological thing that began when mother Eve licked the corner of her fig leaf and washed Abels chin and then ram-rodded it down Cains canal to get out the wax, put there no doubt by the serpent. Or, perhaps, it is because we have this innate desire to scrape off anything that isnt nailed to our carcass. Unfortunately, the practice of ramming bobby pins, fingernails or darning needles into our ears is highly detrimental. Not only does it denude the ear of the protective cerumen and introduce micro cracks into the skin of the canal itself (which, in turn, gets infected), but it also jams the wax up against a very flimsy drum. What follows is itchiness, infection, swelling and pain in the canal that makes you rush down to the doctor with what is actually called Q-tip ear. NEVER STICK ANYTHING SMALLER THAN YOUR ELBOW IN YOUR EAR! Warning: It seems that wherever there is an orifice in the human body, there are practitioners willing to cleanse or irrigate it. The ear canal, unfortunately, is not immune. Ear candling is one of those ancient Druid practices invented by Charla Tan whereby the victim actually has hollow wax candles stuck in each ear... and then lit! The practitioner then dashes out of the room collapsing in spasms of laughter, sobered only by the fact that he has just made another $50. A vacuum is created wherein some ear wax along with significant amounts of cerebral grey matter are sucked into the hollow tube. While some folks generate a meagre amount of wax, others make enough to plug up the entire canal... in Panama. In some cases, the natural process of wax removal does not work well and the ear jams up. Avoid Q-tips. But before going to the doctor, please: a. apply a few drops of olive or mineral oil to the ear canal for three days, or b. mix baking soda with a couple of ounces of water and dump that in there three times a day for a couple of days. Then, c. see the doctor who will (retch... gag) gently flush your ear. Using a 300,000 psi powerwasher, the water is fired into your ear, whereby it strikes your drum and returns with the hated wax. Unless, of course, you happen to follow the sayings of Snooki, in which case it comes flying out the other ear. And then theres ol Bert, who winks at me as he glances at a haranguing Mildred and whispers Doc, just leave it in there. 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. deaRPharmacistBug Bite RR emediesby Suzy Cohen, RR PhDear Pharmacist: I use hydrocortisone cream for my bug bites. It works, but is there something else to manage this or the pain and itch? Me and my kids get bit frequently and I dont like the idea of taking a bath in chemical creams. KK, Tulsa, OklahomaI have other bath ideas to share with you. What you do for a bug bite depends on the type of critter. For example, bites from bees, wasps, yellow jackets and fire ants are the most common. Unless youre highly allergic, these bites can be treated at home. Bites from scorpions and certain spiders often require medical attention. Bites from ticks (if youre lucky enough to see it, because you wont feel it) should be treated with prescribed antibiotics for at least 4 weeks. Let me keep it simple today. Pharmacists like hydrocortisone cream because it works quickly, controls the itch, pain, swelling and redness. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream may help in this regard too. Lidocaine or numbing sprays provide yet another option to minimize pain. Here are other potential solutions: Ice pack The cold takes down swelling and pain. Baking soda Right after you get bit, make a paste using baking soda and water, add in meat tenderizer if you have it. Reapply every 15 minutes for about an hour. It helps with pain, itch and redness. The meat tenderizer neutralizes venom injected into you by the bug. Ibuprofen or acetaminophen Overthe-counter medications that temporarily control pain. Oral antihistamines Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is often used to control fullbody itching. Dont say I didnt warn you (yawn), this stuff can knock you out. No driving! Toothpaste Fluoride in toothpaste seems to calm the sting. Essential oils Lavender oil is soothing and acts as a natural anti-inflammatory and anti-venom aid. Peppermint oil and lavender both reduce risk of infection. Tea Tree oil may disinfect the area. These oils may sting if you apply undiluted. For some, a 50/50 mix with a carrier oil such as olive or coconut might be better. You can put essential oils in your bath. Speaking of baths... Peroxide and Epsom salts Dump the whole 4-pound pack of Epsom salts in warm (not hot) water, along with a pint (or two) of hydrogen peroxide. This home remedy has anecdotal evidence; its a very strong detoxifying bath and might cause an unpleasant Herxheimer reaction the first few times, so get your doctors blessings. Its not right for everyone. Aveeno Oatmeal This is 100 percent colloidal oatmeal helps to control itching; pour the flakes under the faucet of your bath and soak in it. Think thats weird? Its not compared to what I say next. Preparation H Hemorrhoidal CreamIt contains pramoxine which controls pain. Chiggerex Chiggers are immature mites and not easily seen. Their itch is diabolical, compared to their microscopic size. Chiggerex is sold at pharmacies and brings quick relief. This information is not intended to treat, cure or diagnose your condition. Suzy Cohen is the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and is a registered pharmacist. To contact her, visit www. dearpharmacist.com. Mom And Me by LL izzie 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, Honor thy father and thy mother. It seems to me I hear it every week at church. My mother was living alone in her apartment and she was becoming confused, depressed and lonely. We decide to ask her to come and live with us. I came home from work each noon to prepare her lunch and have a short visit, and then it became just too much. As a family, we realized we just couldnt make all of the lifestyle changes and give mother the care she needed. So, we decided to place her in a retirement complex. She is miserable and so am I. I feel so guilty and ashamed for what I have done and going to church just intensifies my guilt. Can you help me, and do you have any suggestions? Sharon Dear Sharon, Please dont be so hard on yourself. You are honoring your mother you are caring for her. People are now living so much longer and society just has not caught up with all of those needs. Houses are smaller and many families just dont have the room for older family members. You have a family of your own and their needs must be met. Arrange for a meeting with the director of your mothers complex and they may be able to help her adjust to her new living environment. While the adjustment for some individuals and for families is at times difficult, this is wonderful win-win situation. Lizzie Dear Sharon, Aging is just not an individual experience. Aging is a family experience, and your mothers needs are just as impor tant as your needs and everyones needs should be balanced. If it is not possible to give good care at home, then keeping her at home is not the best care. Most associate living provides good medical care and social support. Your mother should be well cared for and care providing less stressful. Any time there is a major change there is a transitional period, and during that time you recognize and mourn your losses this is normal behavior. When your family gets into a routine, life will brighten and you will all feel much better. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com.

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THE RIVER JULY 5, 201324 From page 1 EE dison & Ford EE states July Programsbehind the scenes program which includes demonstrations with inventions inside the museum and hands-on activities featuring the phonograph, ediphone, movies, making rubber polymer, batter ies, the assembly line and other activities. This program is great for families and inquiring minds of all ages. Cost: Edison Ford members: a $10 donation is suggested; non-members: adults are $30; children (ages 6 to 12) are $5. Groups can register for special times and rates with advance reservations. Automobile, Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m., Every Wednesday throughout the month of July join Edison Ford site historians and curators for a Gallery Talk inside the Edison Ford Museum. Lecture is free with museum admission. Summer Season NEW Days and Times, Sundays and Mondays, 10, 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. and Captiva Cruises will be offering Edison Ford Boat Cruises and Tours beginning July 7 and 8 throughout the summer season. The cruise tour shows the importance of the Caloosahatchee Edison Ford from the water; and includes an audio tour of the Edison Ford estates and gardens; as well as admission into the and Edison Ford Museum. Cost: Edison Ford members are $20; non-members: adults are $40, children (ages 6 to 12) are $30. Tickets may be purchased at the Edison Ford ticket office. Group rates are available with a minimum of 15 people. For more information, call 334-7419. Thomas Edison claimed that the Fourth of July was his favorite holiday. children, waking up early to set off fireworks and enjoy ice cream and water melon. Celebrate the Fourth at Edison Ford with an audio or site historian tour, demonstration on Edisons favorite invention, the phonograph and lunch not required. Years of Innovation, July 9, 9:30 a.m., Edison Ford Museum Join Edison Ford Curators for a sneak peek of the new exhibit opening, in the Edison Ford Museum on July 30. Curators will share interesting facts about Ford that they learned while researching for the exhibit. Meetings and lectures are open to current Edison Ford volunteers, potential volunteers and the public. For additional information, contact the July 9, 16 and 23; 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Edison collector and guest Curator, John Kurdyla will present Galley Talks about Edisons favorite invention, the phonograph, along with Jim Niccum, conservator of the extensive Edison Ford collection of phonographs and sound inventions, as well as Fred Stebbins, Edison Ford volunteer and retired mechanist. Gallery Talks are free with paid museum admission. Thomas Edison established raise beds and mounds in his research plots to fur ther his work in his Fort Myers Botanical gardens are a great tool used today for successful gardens in Southwest Florida. content and water management through planting raised and mound gardens. the Edison Ford Garden Shoppe. Cost: Edison Ford members free; non-members are $5. July 23, 5 to 7 p.m., Edison Ford Shoppe, Bell Tower Shops Join the Edison Ford Wild Wizard at the Edison Ford Shoppe at Bell Tower Shops and learn about Edisons work with solar energy and film. Children will create flip books and solar necklaces. Birthday at Edison Ford NEW Ford July 30, activities throughout the day July 30th marks the 150th birthday Winter Estates is celebrating with a Innovation; Ford era music; contra dance performances; behind the scenes tour of the Ford Estate; Gallery Talk in the Edison Ford Museum; antique cars; Car Talk program and cake. The NEW exhibit features Fords contributions to the automotive industry including several of his 161 patents, a collection of historic photographs as well Ford, 150 Years of Innovation highlights Fords interest in the Edison Botanic experiment with soy beans. The exhibit includes a replica of one of the antique American quilts from the Ford collection as well as other items that reflect the interests of the Ford family. Call 3347419 or visit the website: www.edisonfordwinterestates.org for a schedule of events and programs Ford merchandise in Edison Ford retail shops including the NEW Edison Ford Shoppe in Bell Tower Shops. Dedication, July 30, 11 a.m. Ford for 59 years, had a passion and love for roses. Fair Lane, the Michigan estate of the Fords had more than 350 varieties of roses and 10,000 rose plants in their five acre garden. In honor of Mrs. Ford Edison Ford garden staff has created a small historic rose garden at the Fords Florida estate. The rose garden features antique and heirloom roses of the 1920s era, adapted varieties are for sale in the Edison Ford Garden Shoppe. Funding for the Clara Bryant Ford. The Edison Ford Wild Wizard returns with a new series of engineering and science hands-on classes that will engage students as well as NEW hands-on history Ford homeschool classes are based on Florida Next Generation Sunshine State Standards as well as Florida Common Core Science Standards. For a list of topics and dates, visit www.edisonfordwinterestates.org or call the Education Department at 334-7419. Cost: Edison Ford members are $10; non-members are $20; $10 for each additional child. For additional information, call 3347419 or visit www.edisonfordwinterestates.org. A new family hands-on science tour is offered on Sundays River cruises and Edison Ford tour return on July 7 and 8 press@riverweekly.com

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PUZZLE ANSWERS My Stars FOR WEEK OF JULY 8, 2013ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Dont be Sheepish about asking questions and demanding answers. You not only gain needed information, but also respect for your steadfast search for the truth. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A money problem that shows up early in the week is expeditiously resolved by savvy Bovines who know how to turn a momentary financial lapse into a monetary gain. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Its a good time to shed negative energy-draining forces and develop a positive approach to handling current, as well as upcoming, per sonal and/or professional situations. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your urge to do your best on a current task is commendable. But dont let it become allconsuming. Spend some spiritually restor ative time with those who love you. LEO (July 23 to August 22) This could be a good time for all you Leos and Leonas to take your bows for your recent achievements and then go off to enjoy some fun times with your prides and joys. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A negative response to a well-intentioned suggestion could communicate a sense of distrust you might later find hard to refute. Think carefully before reacting. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Your loving attention comforts a family member who is feeling a bit out of sorts. But be careful to prioritize your time so you dont neglect your work duties. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Your curiosity might be resented by some. But those who know you will support your penchant for never settling for less than the truth. So stay with it. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A pesky situation from the past recurs, albeit in an altered form. Deal with it promptly before it can go from merely irksome to decidedly troublesome. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Dont wait too long to submit your proposals after giving them a last look-over. If necessary, you should be able to defend any portion called into question. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A bid to use your workplace disputesettling skills in another situation is tempting. But be careful: You might not have all the facts youll need if you agree to do it. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) That sense of self-doubt is so untypical of you, you should have no qualms in shaking it off. Remind yourself of all youve done and can do, and then do it again. BORN THIS WEEK: Your ability to charm others without sacrificing sincerity is what makes people want to follow your leadership. tionaries and mutinous troops storm and dismantle the Bastille, a royal fortress built tyranny of the Bourbon monarchs. This dramatic action signaled the beginning of the French Revolution, a decade of terror in which King Louis XVI and his wife Marie Antoinette were executed. the Choctaw and Chickasaw tribes, giving the new Confederate States of America several allies in Indian Territory. Many of these tribes had been expelled from the still chose to ally themselves with those states during the Civil War. Hemingway is severely wounded while carrying a companion to safety on the Austro-Italian front during World War I. Hemingway, working as a Red Cross ambulance driver, was decorated for his heroism. Belgium 3-0 in the first-ever World Cup football matches, played simultaneously in Cup has since become the worlds mostwatched sporting event. used by the German army to direct groundVarious keys would continue to be broken by the Brits over the next year, each conveying information of even higher secrecy and priority. Americas first space station, come crashing down on Australia and into the Indian Ocean five years after the last manned Skylab mission ended. The cylindrical space station was 118 feet tall and weighed in New Zealand, Greenpeaces Rainbow Warrior sinks after French agents in diving gear plant a bomb on the hull of the vessel. A British newspaper uncovered evidence authorization of the bombing plan. Voltaire who made the following sage observation: Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe. Grand Canyon, the giant chasm would be up a die and take a closer look. The opposite sides of each gaming cube always add fictional character, but hes actually based Samuel Wilson, born in Massachusetts joined the army to fight in the American Revolution. Once the war was over, he moved to Troy, N.Y., started working in the meat-packing industry, and became his jovial manner and ethical business practices. During the War of 1812, Sam won a contract to provide meat to troops stationed nearby. To keep track of which crates of meat were destined for the troops, not yet in common use. When his packing plant was inspected in October of 1812, a government inspector asked a nearby of the abbreviation himself, the worker replied that it must stand for the name of was in error, it took hold, and soldiers soon began calling military rations bounty of to learn that the show was actually shot in Florida and Oregon, nowhere near the fabled highway. Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo. -H.G. Wells THIS WEEK IN HISTORY strSTR A nN G eE BU tT trTR U eE thoTHO UG htHT F orOR theTHE DA yY DID YOU KNOW TRIVI aA TES tT ANSWERS25 THE RIVER JULY 5, 2013 S portsPORTS quiQUI Z 2. The Atlanta Braves set a major-league record in 2012 by winning 23 consecutive games started 3. Only two NFL players have rushed for at least 1,000 yards in each of their first 10 seasons. Name them. three of the other four players whose numbers the team has retired. A nswersNSWERS

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THE RIVER JULY 5, 201328 CLASSIFIED D DEADLINE F FRIDAY AT N NOON CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATEMOBI LELE HOM EE P ERER IWINK LELE P ARAR K$115,000. 60 x 12 wl metal roof-over plus 20 x 12 Florida room. Master BR has queen size bed & blt-in dresser & dbl closet. Master bath has combo bath/ shower & dbl sink vanity w/extra storage. Guest BR has dbl closet + blt-in drawers & private bath w/ shower. Eat-in-kit is open to LR which from K to FL room. Private 12 x 12 deck, picnic table and storage shed. One car carport with adjacent 2nd parking space. room & bathrooms. Carpeting in both bedrooms & LR. Home recently inspected & has all required tiedowns. New central air & heat system & stacked washer/dryer, all appliances louvered blinds throughout. Purchase completely furnished including all linens, dishes, pots & pans, tableware,2 sleeper couches, recliner, 2 dining tables & chairs, 4 outdoor chairs & folding beach chairs, etc. Call owner 317-293-0915 or email LMSrealtor@aol.com for further information or to make offer. RS 6/21 CC 7/12 Island VacationsOf Sanibel & CaptivaMillion $ Views Await You! Cottages Condos Homes Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths239-472-72771-888-451-7277RS 1/4 BM TFN vV ACAT ionION RE nN TAL LL IGH 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 A nnuNNU AL RE nN TAL RERE /M AA X OF TT H EE I SLASLA N DSDS Putting owners and tenants together www.remax-oftheislands.com 239-472-2311RS 1/4 BM TFN F oO R RR E nN TCommunity Housing & Resources (CHR) has apartments for rent to individuals who work full time on Sanibel. Rent based on income. For information call 239-472-1189.RS 3/15 CC 8/30 QUI ETET SASA NIB ELEL HOM EE W/P RR IV ATEATE 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, F LL 33957 ISABELLA RASiI (239) 246-4716E ISABELLARASi I@AOL.COM WEST G uU L fF DD R ivIV E SS T iI LT 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 C ommOMM ER iI CAL RE nN TALOFFI CECE / CC OMM ERCERC I ALAL SS P ACEACE FO 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 DD I RECTLRECTL Y ACRACR O SSSS F RR OM B EACEAC H custom wood staircase, All High End appliances, separate bar, full custom large 3 car garage. A rare offering @ $3,500/mo. B AA Y F RR ON TT RESRES I DEDE N CECE This spectacular Bay Front home offers Panoramic Views of the Bay 4 bedrooms + maids quarters, large garage, pool on Bay and UF. $4,200/mo. BO ATERSATERSRE RE N TT 70 DD O CC K SS P ACEACE Its like getting a Free, updated Home. UF, 3/2+ fam. rm., 2 car garage, scrn. pool, on deep water canal/cul-de-sac. 5 minutes to Sanibel. $2,800/mo. 472-6747Gulf Beach Properties, Inc. Paul H. Zimmerman, Broker/Ownersanibelannualrentals.comServing The Islands Rental Needs Since 1975 RS 7/5 BM TFN A nnuNNU AL RE nN TALS SS A nibNIB EL foFO RT myMY ERS SER viVI CES offOFF ERED CompCOMP A nionNION SS ER viVI CE Sanibel-Captiva Care and Companion Service, LLC Medical appointments, general transportation, shopping, light meal preparations, and light cleaning. Our services are customized to meet our clients needs. Call 239-395-3591, or for an emergency call 239-472-0556.RS 1/4 BM TFN SS CAR nN AT oO LL A wnWN SS ER viVI CELawn Service, Shrubs and Tree Trimming Weeding, Installation of Plants, Trees and Mulch (one month free service available) Joe Scarnato (239) 849-6163 scarnatolawn@aol.comRS 1/25 BM TFN RR OG ERER NO DRDR UFF ELECTRELECTR I CC Lic# EC12002788. Call Roger 239-707-7203. Aqualink Motor Controls. RS 6/7 CC TFN RERE MO DELDEL ING SS tan Boring General CC ont ractor239-470-9991Over 40 Years Construction Experience. Remodeling, Cabinetry, Flooring, Carpentry. stanboring@gmail.comNS 6/7 CC TFN B EACEAC H SS I DEDE AA NIM ALALCL CL INI CC SASA NIB ELEL Itchy Pets? We Can Help.239-579-0804NS 6/21 CC TFN SER viVI CES offOFF EREDH omOM E/ CC ON DD O WATC hH C onON C iI ER gG E SER viVI CES Full Range of Services Island Resident Licensed & Insured 24/7 Call Lisa or Bruce at 239-472-8875RS 1/4 BM TFN HELLES CC LEA ningNING SS ER viVI CESResidential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047NS 1/4 PC TFN P AA IN TT ING GO ATAT Professional Painting & Home Maintenance Free Estimates Fully Insured www.paintinggoat.com 239-271-2919RS 4/19 CC TFN SASA NIB ELEL HOM EE W ATCATC HRetired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates (239) 728-1971RS 1/4 BM TFN RR ead us online at II sla ndSunNews.com

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29 THE RIVER JULY 5, 2013 CLASSIFIED D DEADLINE F FRIDAY AT N NOON CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS TT o advertise in Th e River Weekly News Call 415-7732 TO PLACE AA CC LASSIFIED LL OG OO N tT O: IslandSunNews.com CLICK ONPLACE CLASSIFIED VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDAt The Sanibel School Call Michelle Wesley 239-910-8000R SS 1/4 NCNC T FNFN VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDVolunteers needed for the After School Program which runs Mon.-Th, 2:30 3:15 pm call Linda Reynolds 472-1617R SS 1/4 NCNC T FNFN S erversERVERS A ssSS I stantSTANT S erversERVERS LI neNE C ooOO KIL Tesoro Ristorante, 751 tarpon Bay Rd. Sanibel Now hiring; Servers, Assistant Servers and Line cook Email resumes to: applications between 11-2 daily. NSNS 1/18 NCNC T FNFN H elEL P W antedANTED Person to work in marina. Must have boat handling experience. Please call 239-472-5800. NSNS 5/31 NCNC T FNFN H ouseKeeOUSEKEE P erER O nN B eautEAUT IF ulUL CaCA P tT I vaVA Travel time and tolls paid. Call 239-472-5800. NSNS 5/31 NCNC T FNFN H elEL P WantedWANTED Volunteers needed for Independence Day parade on Sanibel. Help needed prior to and during the parade. Various duties. If you can help out, call Trish Phillips at 2462981 or email trishphillips@mysanibel.com. NSNS 2/22 NCNC T FNFN helHEL P W antedANTED boatsBOATS C anoesANOES K aA Y aA K sS D oO CK aA G eE Hourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800R SS 1/4 NCNC T FNFN 22FootFOOT GlaGLA CI erER B aA Y CataCATA M aranARAN In 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. R SS 6/28 CCCC T FNFN travelTRAVEL A ustralUSTRAL I aA BI rdRD I nN G T ourOUR Oct.18-Nov. 4, 2013; Queensland, Northern Territory; World Heritage areas; expert Australian birding guides; 25 yrs. Australia tour experience; Bill Turner, toursbyturner@aol.com; (303) 795-5128 NSNS 6/28 CCCC 7/5 CC AR F orOR saleSALE 2007 B uU ICK L aCrosseACROSSE CC LX16,500 miles, beige color, 4 door, all power, seldom driven off island, $14,000. Call Ken at 472-2012. NSNS 6/28 NCNC 7/5 P etsETSFF REE KIKI TTEN TO GG OOD HO MM EFree kitten to good, safe home. No de-clawing. Fiesty Bengal mix. Call 472-1788 after 5 p.m. NSNS 5/31 NCNC T FNFN F orOR saleSALE A ntNT IQ ueUE B utUT C herHER B loLO CK24 x 32. Has holder for knives. $250 or best offer. 239-980-4236 NSNS 6/14 CCCC T FNFN W antedANTED toTO buBU Y CC ASH PP A II D FF OR MIMI L II TAR YY II TE MM SCash Paid For Old Military Items. Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets, old guns, awards & more. Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280R SS 6/7 CCCC 8/30 lostLOST andAND F oundOUNDlostLOST Lost Ladies Watch Make: Brighton Area of Mucky Duck on Captiva Island Lost on Dec. 10, 2012 around noon If found call: 941-639-5395R SS 1/4 NCNC T FNFN FoundFOUND Prescription 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. NSNS 3/8 NCNC T FNFN TOOL BOX WW ASHES U PP ON SAN II BELThis 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. NSNS 6/14 CCCC T FNFN 3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, Fl Phone: 239-472-3644, ext 1 Fax: 239-472-2334 www.crowclinic.orgHEL PP US PP LEASE!!We need volunteers for: Clinic emergency patient admissions desk and baby animal feeders Visitor education center greeters and gift shop cashiers CROW (239) 472-3644, ext. 231 or volunteers@crowclinic.orgR SS 1/4 NCNC T FNFN VOLUNTEER O PPPP ORTUN II T YY The 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. NSNS 2/8 CCCC T FNFN helHEL P W antedANTED H elEL P WantedWANTED Do you enjoy making people happy? and professional? If youre at home in a retail environment and youre ready to become a long-term important part of a respected, quality focused team. Please fax resume to 239-472-3888 or email DCimeo@lilyjewelers.com NSNS 7/5 CCCC 7/12 GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION MovMOV I nN G S aleALE Furniture, household, yard, toys, clothes, much more. Fri-Sat, 8-4 and Sun ? 579 Rabbit Road, Sanibel. NSNS 7/5 CCCC 7/5 E stateSTATE S aleALE Sat., July 6, 8:30 a.m. No early birds. 317 Palm Lake Drive (off West Gulf) Armoire, hexagonal coffee table, computer desk, sewing machine, linens, lamps, tools, bicycles, and more. NSNS 7/5 CCCC 7/5

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SUDOKUTo play Sudoku: Complete the grid so that every row, column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 through 9 (the same number cannot appear more than once in a row, column or 3x3 box.) There is no guessing and no math involved, just logic.answer on page 27 Pets Of The Week tT HE RIVER JULY 5, 201330 If you would like your club/organization listed in The River Calling Card, phone 415-7732 Emergency . ......................................................................................... 911 L ee County Sheriffs Ofce . ........................................................ 47 7-1200 Florida Marine Patrol . ................................................................ 332 -6966 Florida Highway Patrol . .............................................................. 27 8-7100 Poison Control . ................................................................ 1800-282-3171HealthPark Medical Center . .......................................1-800-936-5321Ft. Myers Chamber of Commerce . ............................................. 33 2-3624 Foundation for Quality Childcare . .............................................. 425 -2685 Ft. Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce . .................................. 45 4-7500 Fort Myers Beach Library . ......................................................... 46 3-9691 Lakes Regional Library . ............................................................ 53 3-4000 Lee County Chamber of Commerce . .......................................... 931 -0931 Post Ofce . ..................................................................... 1800-275-8777 Visitor & Convention Bureau . ..................................................... 338 -3500 ARTS Alliance for the Arts . .................................................................. 93 9-2787 Art of the Olympians Museum & Gallery . ................................... 332 -5055 Arts For ACT Gallery & Studio . .................................................. 33 7-5050 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 . ................................................................ 77 2-5862 Edison Festival of Light . ............................................................. 334 -2999 Florida Repertory Theatre at the Arcade . .................................. 33 2-4488 Florida West Arts . ...................................................................... 94 8-4427 Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers ....................................... 472-0168 Gulf Coast Symphony . ............................................................... 4891800 Harmony Chorus, Charles Sutter, Pres . ..................................... 48 1-8059 Naples Philharmonic . ........................................................... 23 9-597-1111 The Schoolhouse Theater . ......................................................... 472 -6862 S.W. Florida Symphony . ............................................................. 418 -0996 Theatre Conspiracy . .................................................................. 93 6-3239 Young Artists Awards . ................................................................ 574 -9321CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONSAngel Flight . ................................................................ 1877-4AN-ANGEL Animal Refuge Center . ............................................................... 731 -3535 American Business Women Association . ................................... 35 7-6755 Audubon of SWFL . ..................................................................... 33 9-8046 Audubon Society . ....................................................................... 472 -3156 Caloosahatchee Chapter DAR . .................................................. 48 2-1366 Caloosahatchee Folk Society . ................................................... 32 1-4620 Cape Chorale Barbershop Chorus . ................................. 1855-425-3631 Cape Coral Stamp Club . ............................................................ 542 -9153 duPont Company Retirees . ....................................................... 454 -1083 Edison Porcelain Artists . ............................................................ 4152484 Ft Myers UDC Chapter 2614 (United Daughters of the Confederacy . .................................. 728 -3743 Friendship Force Of SW FL . ...................................................... 56 1-9164 The Horticulture and Tea Society . ............................................. 472 -8334 Horticultural Society . ................................................................. 47 2-6940 Lee County Genealogical Society . ............................................. 54 9-9625 Lee Trust for Historic Preservation . ........................................... 939 -7278 NARFE(National Active & Retired Federal Employees . ............. 48 2-6713 Navy Seabees Veterans of America . .......................................... 731 -1901 Paradise Iowa Club of SWFL . .................................................... 66 7-1354 Sons of Confederate Veterans . .................................................. 33 2-2408 Southwest Florida Fencing Academy . ........................................ 93 9-1338 Southwest Florida Music Association . ........................................ 56 1-2118 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 . ............................................................... 46 6-4228 Estero/South Fort Myers . ........................................................... 89 8-1921 Notre Dame Club of Lee County . .............................................. 768 -0417 POLO Club of Lee County ......................................................... 477-4906 Rotary Club of Fort Myers . ......................................................... 33 2-8158 Sanibel-Captiva Orchid Society . ................................................ 47 2-6940 United Way of Lee County . ........................................................ 43 3-2000 United Way 211 Helpline (24 hour) . ................................. 21 1 or 433-3900AREA ATTRACTIONSBailey-Matthews Shell Museum . ................................................ 39 5-2233 Burroughs Home . ...................................................................... 337 -9505 Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium . ........................................ 27 5-3435 Edison & Ford Winter Estates . ................................................... 33 4-3614 Fort Myers Skate Park . .............................................................. 321 -7558 Imaginarium Hands-On Museum & Aquarium . ............................ 32 1-7420 JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge . ................................ 47 2-1100 Koreshan State Historic Site . .............................................. 239992-0311 Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center . ....................... 76 5-8101 Skatium . ...................................................................................... 32 1-7510 Southwest Florida Historical Society . ........................................ 939 -4044 Southwest Florida Museum of History . ...................................... 32 1-7430 True Tours . ................................................................................. 945 -0405 Hello, my name is Molly. I am a 5-year-old spayed female yellow Labrador Retriever mix. Despite my previous environment, I am a well adjusted and extremely social dog who walks well on a leash. The shelter staff and volunteers cant say enough great things about me and suggest you run dont walk to meet me! My adoption fee is $10 (regularly $75) during Animal Services Freedom Friends Adoption Promotion. Hello, my name is Puff. I am a 1-yearold male orange tabby domestic short hair. Im a handsome boy, but I know once you meet me, its my personality you will fall in love with! If you already have other cats, I would fit right in. I enjoy playing with the other kitties here at the shelter, but it would be great to have my very own home! My adoption fee is $10 (regularly $50) during Animal Services Freedom Friends Adoption Promotion. For information about this weeks pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at www. LeeLostPets.com. When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive in Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. All adoptions include spay/neuter sur gery, age-appropriate vaccinations, rabies vaccination and county license if three months or older, flea treatment, worming, heartworm test for dogs six months and over, feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, training DVD, 10-day health guarantee and a bag of Science Diet pet food. The adoption package is valued at $500. Puff ID# 566638 Molly ID# 416426 photos by squaredogphoto.com

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