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River weekly news ( July 12, 2013 )

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FREETake Me Home VOL. 12, NO. 28 JULY 19, 2013From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Goodwill To Hold L ove That Dress! Collection PartiesGoodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc. and PACE Center For Girls of Lee and Collier counties are partnering to collect new and gently used dresses for the annual Love That Dress!, the ultimate feel-good shopping spree of the year. On Thursday, July 25, donors can bring dresses for Love That Dress! to the Goodwill Boutique on First (2401 First Street in Fort Myers), and the Goodwill Naples Book Store (1795 9th Street North in Naples) from 5 to 7 p.m. Donors are also encouraged to bring clothing and other household items to benefit Goodwill. We enjoy partnering with PACE, said Madison Mitchell, spokesperson from Goodwill. Goodwills mission is to assist those with disadvantages and disabilities overcome barriers to independence. PACE works with disadvantaged girls in the community. The two organizations are a good fit. The events will feature light refreshments, and entertainment. Attendees who bring donations for both Goodwill and PACE will be entered into a drawing for a Stay, Shop and Dine prize package, to be drawn at both locations at the end of the night. We are both very excited at the partnership with Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, said Marianne Kearns, executive director at PACE Center for Girls, Collier and Kendra Sutton, Love That Dress! Chair for PACE Center, Lee. Working together the last three years has been a delight, and every year gets better, continued Kearns. Love That Dress! Is not just a success with our girls in mind, but also a great success for our community, added Sutton. It shows that non-profits partnering together, and assisting each other benefits the communities overall. Proceeds from Love That Dress! benefit PACE Center For Girls, a nonresidential juvenile delinquency prevention and intervention program targeting the unique needs of girls, ages 12 to 18, facing challenges such as physical and sexual abuse, domestic violence, substance abuse, foster care, neglect, death of a parent, family history of incarceration and declining grades.continued on page 20 The new Goodwill Boutique on First in Fort Myers Shoppers look for bargains while supporting Goodwills mission Organic Beekeeping At Alliances GreenMarketHave you always dreamed of becoming a backyard beekeeper, but dont know where to begin? The Alliance for the Arts GreenMarket continues its Summer Urban Farming Workshop Series on Saturday, July 20 at 10:30 a.m. with An Introduction To Organic Beekeeping in Yards & On Rooftops. The workshop is continued on page 28 Claudia Silveira selling her organic honey July 19 Music Walk At Davis Art CenterThe Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center will host a multi-genre Original Music Showcase at Julys Music Walk. All of the bands featured will be from Fort Myers, so this is a great opportunity to come out and listen to the local talent.continued on page 14 The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers historic River District

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THE RIVER JULY 19, 20132 Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now: Aboard EE speranzaby Gerri RR eaves, PhDLast In A SeriesFor people of financial means in the late 19th and early 20th century traveling long distances by land, the private Pullman train car was the way to go the most comfortable and luxurious mode of land travel. Wealthy individuals and private corporations used the cars much as private jets are used today. Passengers could relax in the lounge or dine as they watched the world flash by. The average speed for a train all those years ago was about 75 to 80 miles per hour still an amazing velocity, considering how fast cars traveled. The 84-foot Esperanza was ordered in 1929 by Harry Black, who died before it was completed. The car changed hands many times before arriving at the Southwest Florida Museum of History in 1985. The acquisition of the car by the City of Fort Myers as part of the Centennial Celebration was made possible with donations from the public. Because of that effort 28 years ago, todays museum visitors can tour the elegant car with Cuban-mahogany interior and solid brass fittings and imagine pushing a pearl call button to summon a steward. Originally, the cars air-conditioning system consisted of ice stored in a ceiling compartment, over which air passed as the train moved. The cooled air was then distributed throughout the car by a compressor and blower. Mid-20th century, a modern air-conditioning system was installed. The historic photos contrast the changes to the cars profile when the turtle roof replaced the original clerestory roof that had visible air vents. Steam heat on Esperanza was generated by the locomotive and radiated by pipes hidden by floor-level grillwork panels. Electrical outlets and hot and cold water faucets exist in each stateroom. As for design practicality, the car is an ergonomic miracle that enabled as many as 11 passengers and two servants to travel in style and comfort in a fairly small space. Berths fold out of sight or function as a sofa. Mahogany dressers are equipped with pull-out shelves that can double as writing desks. The back to an upholstered chair folds down to reveal a sink, and the seat lifts to reveal a toilet. The large dining room furnished with a mahogany sideboard and large table could also serve as a stateroom if additional accommodations were needed. Owners Bruce and Helma Dodson are pictured playing cards in that dining room. Dodson bought the car in 1948 and renamed it after his wife. One detail about travel on Esperanza doesnt sound particularly luxurious, however: all passengers had to share the only bathtub on the car. It was located in the cars only full bathroom, which was outfitted in solid chrome. People touring the car today wont see that tub, though. It has long since been removed to make space for the air-handler for the air-conditioning. The servants area, separated from the passengers areas by the dining room, features stainless steel and smooth no-frill surfaces, rather than elegant wood. The servants quarters includes a fully equipped -albeit diminutive -kitchen (galley), as well as a pantrycontinued on page 19 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 Before (top) and after (below): Esperanza, then named Alicia, with the original clerestory roof. Dan Taylor bought the car, renamed it Sea Level II, and installed the modern conditioning that resulted in the current turtle roof. Notice the names painted on the cars courtesy of the Southwest Florida Museum of HH istory The dining room today photo by Gerri RR eaves Owners Bruce and Helma Dodson in the dining room of Esperanza, then known as Helma courtesy of the Southwest Florida Museum of HH istory

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3 THE RIVER JULY 19, 2013 Fort Myers Public Art: Local Artist Planning Yard Art Dayby Tom HallLocal artist Mark Cranford wants to bring a new celebration to Lee County. Called Yard Art Day, the one-day national event encourages people to celebrate their creative spirit by displaying or performing their own works of art on their lawns, in their front yards or on their doors, front porches or balconies for the public to enjoy. YAD happens on Labor Day and originated in Charlotte, North Carolina last year, notes Cranford, who was born in Charlotte and has exhibited at the Debrah Paverall Gallery and Rowe Art Center at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte, North Carolina. Yard Art Day is a day to celebrate art created on all levels of interest and take it to the streets, Cranford adds. Yard art brings out the fun of visual art and proclaims to the public that art is love of creativity for sharing and bringing visual joy to all. The grassroots single-day art exhibition is the brain child of Deborah Triplett. It is my dream that for one day people remember that child within them that likes to play creatively without any judgment or restraint, states Triplett, who came up with the idea to show the world on the first day of the Democratic National Convention that Charlotte is so much more than a banking town. The event drew nearly 300 participants and 1,600 Facebook members. I noticed the big wide smiles everyone seemed to have that day, writes Triplett of the inaugural event. People in their front yards, waving, chatting with neighbors, cruising in cars and snapping photos of yard art. Yard Art Day crossed neighborhood boundaries and showcased the creative spirit that has lain dormant inside so many people since the days of arts and crafts in pre-school, kindergarten and first grade. In Lee County, Cranford wants to expand YAD to include a small adjunct public art show to celebrate the most advanced visual composers in the Lee County area. To do that, Cranford intends to curate an art show that features types and aspects of art that are sometimes overlooked. It would not be an art star commercial art show, Cranford explains. I want to celebrate, grow and show visual culture here that is without a hierarchy for responding to art. Cranford is still working out the particulars, but he is also planning to use the event to raise funds for artists in distress. Illness and/or poverty sadly affect some of our distinguished artists here in our area. You can follow Cranfords progress on his blog, yardartdayleeculture.blogspot.com. And hed welcome your input. 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. Local artist Mark Cranford was so inspired by Yard Art Day in Charlotte, North Carolina that he hopes to bring the celebration to Fort Myers. Pictured is a piece from the annual event 33 Patio de Leon Ft Myers River District 337-3377 or www.MorganHouseRestaurant.comTasty Tuesday1/2 price craft beers$6 burgersThrifty Thursday$4 Martinis 1/2 price selected shotsSalty Saturday1/2 price margaritas & 1/2 tequila shootersWino Wednesday 1/2 price house wine 1/2 price appetizersFreebie FridayBOGO house wines & select drafts Free buffet (upstairs only) Happy Hour 4-7pm & All Day Saturday Lazy Flamingo, Inc. 6520-C Pine Avenue Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-5353 Lazy Flamingo 3, Inc. 16501 Stringfellow Rd Bokeelia, FL 33922 239-283-5959 Lazy Flamingo 2, Inc. 1036 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-6939 Lazy Flamingo 4, Inc. 12951 McGregor Blvd. Ft. Myers, FL 33919 239-476-9000 Four Great Locations! If Our Seafood Were Any Fresher, We Would Be Serving It Under Water! NOW SERVING FULL LIQUOR IN FORT MYERS Bring in This Coupon for $ 5 OFFPurchase of $30 or moreF M

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THE RIVER JULY 19, 20134 Goodwills LIFE Academy OpensMore than 100 supporters, parents and students of the Goodwill LIFE Academy braved the heat and humidity to get their first glimpse of the schools new home. Officials cut the ribbon on the LIFE Academys new location at 5100 Tice Street in Fort Myers on the morning of July 10. The Goodwill LIFE Academy is a tuition-free Lee County charter school for students with intellectual disabilities ages 11 through 22. The eight-year-old school had previously leased space at Tarpon Street and Seminole Avenue in Fort Myers. The new location features seven classrooms, a bus ramp area, a large kitchen, a laundry facility, a dedicated library and computer lab, and other accommodations. It was great to watch the faces of our students as they walked in the school, said Kirsten ODonnell, Goodwills director of public relations. The last time they saw this building, it was a big empty warehouse. They couldnt believe they were in the same place. The only person with a bigger smile than the students was Principal (Lynn) Pottorf. The new school location is part of the Goodwill Opportunity Center complex which, when completed in late 2013, will house not only the school but also the administrative, retail, and mission headquarters of Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida. Guests at the LIFE Academy ribbon cutting were encouraged to bring school warming gifts. By the end of the day, the school had received stacks of DVDs, books, cooking supplies and even two microwave ovens. I was very impressed to see the generosity and support from our community, said Fred Richards, Goodwills vice president of career development services. Our new location provides us with the opportunity to expand and grow our student population through improved technology, resources and partnerships. The new Goodwill LIFE Academy location was designed by Lawson Group Architects and built by Owen-Ames-Kimball. Interior design consultation was provided by Norris Home Furnishings. Goodwill LIFE Academy Principal Lynn Pottorf and LIFE Academy board member Bill McDaniel cut the ribbon Goodwill Industries of SWFL CEO Tom Feurig welcomes the crowd We Proudly Brew Tropial Outdoor Patio Seating Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow with our Famous Stone Crabs1/2 lb & Best Prices On The Planet Fun "new" Moo Wear for all ages Come Try our NEW Cowlicious Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials Sanibels Most Award Winning Restaurant LIVE Famous Stone Crabs Famous Stone Crabs Always Fresh ...Always! ...Always! with our with our Always Fresh ...Always Fun! Always Fresh ...Always Fun!

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5 THE RIVER JULY 19, 2013The Goodwill LIFE Academy is a tuition-free, open-enrollment Lee County charter school. The schools curriculum is designed to promote self-advocacy, and develop life skills for independent living, by focusing on academic skills, daily life skills and vocational/workforce skills. For more information about the Goodwill LIFE Academy, visit www. GoodwillLIFEAcademy.org or call Principal Lynn Pottorf at 334-4434. A crowd of more than 100 turned out for the ribbon cutting and school warming Some of the school warming gifts on display The schools new library The schools new computer lab Christmas I n July Fundraiser To H elp T oys For T ots Have you ever wondered where Santa goes during the off-season? On Thursday, July 25, Santa Claus will trade his snow boots for flip flops to spend time with families at Anthonys on the Boulevard in Cape Coral. Santa will be in the restaurant from 4 to 7 p.m. to take pictures with kids and have some summer fun. Anthonys on the Boulevard has teamed up with Toys For Tots for a second year to get a jump start on the holiday season by collecting new and unwrapped toys. Any family or party that brings in an unwrapped toy on July 25 will receive $5 off their check for that day only. We invite families to stop in to support a cause very close to my heart, said Tony Serrago, president of Anthonys on the Boulevard. We are excited to have Anthonys on the Boulevard offer Christmas in July again, said Judy Bowler from Toys For Tots Fort Myers. Last year, over 40,000 toys were collected and distributed. We expect the need to be even larger this year, and getting off to an early start will certainly make a difference. We hope everyone will stop by Anthonys, have a great meal and help Toys For Tots. For online donations, visit www.toysfortots.org. 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 rf ntbnrr bb bb rtttn Loved this restaurant. Fantastic experience. Food was exceptionally amazing. Service was outstanding. TripAdvisor Member, May 2013

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THE RIVER JULY 19, 20136 Along The RiverLooking for a quick and delicious place for lunch or dinner in the River District? Ichiban, located in the mosaic-tiled Post Office Arcade, is a local favorite for Chinese and Japanese cuisine. The name means Number One in Japanese and offers its customers the perfect balance of great quality and affordable prices. Ichiban has been family owned and operated for nine years and its enduring popularity is a testament to its exceptional, friendly service. Some of the restaurants most popular dishes include shrimp with lobster sauce served with fried rice and egg roll, seaweed salad, General Tsos chicken (or tofu for vegetarians) and chicken chow mein served with white rice. Ichiban offers a quick combination lunch menu served until 3 p.m. along with an extensive dinner menu that includes Bento boxes served with shrimp and vegetable tempura and Japanese rice. Ichiban has introduced several great new sushi rolls to its menu including the Ichiban Special Roll. It features two tempura shrimps, avocado, cucumber and krab stick topped with cooked, spicy white fish, tempura crunch and eel sauce. It is best enjoyed with warm or cold sake. Ichiban is located at 1520 Broadway, downtown Fort Myers, in the historic Post Office Arcade. Hours are Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 9 p.m. Free delivery is available within the River District. For more information, call 334-6991. On Fridays, the City of Fort Myers offers Club Country Line Dancing from 7 to 10 p.m. Club Country meets weekly at the Riverside Community Center on the banks of the Caloosahatchee River. There is a line and partner dance teach, followed by Open Dancing. The club is a volunteer organization and the dance lessons are usually given by club members or a visiting guest instructor. Music is provided by a DJ. Club Countrys annual membership dues are $10 per person. All our weekly dances are open to the general public. Admission cost is $2 for members and $4 for non-members. Bottled water and soda are available for sale. You may bring your own snacks and non-alcoholic beverages (no alcohol is allowed in the Community Center.) The Riverside Community Center is located at 3061 East Riverside Drive, Fort Myers. For more information, call 321-7000 or go to www.clubcountrydance.com. Nervous Nellies Crazy Waterfront Eatery on Fort Myers Beach celebrates Sunday Funday from 6 to 10 p.m. This Sunday, live music is provided dock side by local favorite High Tide. Nervous Nellies is a casual, family-fun restaurant that boasts a large selection of appetizers, fresh seafood, over-stuffed sandwiches and entres. Dine in air-conditioned comfort or outside on Nellies expansive waterfront patio. Just upstairs from Nellies is Uglys Waterside Bar, the place where everyone gets prettier and happy hour is all day, every day. Nervous Nellies Crazy Waterfront Eatery is located at 1131 First Street, Fort Myers Beach in the historic Baywalk district. Patrons may park their car or boat for free. Call 463-8077 or go to www.nervousnellies. net. On Monday, July 22, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) presents Owls of Southwest Florida as part of its WOW, Wonders of Wildlife series. A member of the CROW team will teach visitors about our local owl species the great horned owl, screech owl and barred owl including their adaptations for hearing, sight and hunting. Find out what makes these species so unique. The program begins 11 a.m. in CROWs Visitor Education Center. CROW is located at 3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel. For more information, call 472-3644 ext. 228 or go to www.crowclinic.org. On Monday, learn about the Owls of Southwest Florida at CROW on Sanibel. Pictured here are juvenile screech owls which were treated at the clinic and released into the wild Try the new Ichiban Special Roll served in a beautiful sushi boat. It is best enjoyed with hot or cold sake or an ice-cold Kirin Ichiban beer www.SeabreezeNurseries.com (239) 560-1422 WHITEFLY or Sooty Mold? or Sooty Mold? WHITEFLY or Sooty Mold? WHITEFLY We can help! Ask about our Season Discount! Palms, Palms, natives, natives, crotons, crotons, bromeliads, bromeliads, buttery bushes, buttery bushes, & much more & much more Open Monday Saturday www.threecraftyladies.com Find us on WE WILL PAY YOUR TOLL!!!Spend $55 and bring us your toll receipt for a full refund! Please visit our River Weekly News online advertisers at www.islandsunnews.com. You can click through to their Web sites for more information about real estate, shopping, restaurants and services. Just click on the logos surrounding the front page.

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7 THE RIVER JULY 19, 2013 Hortoons Greeters Club August MeetingDoes this topic pique your interest: The Edible Landscape: Growing More Edibles Around The Yard. Master Gardner Adrian Diaz will be the guest speaker at the Greeters Club of Fort Myers luncheon on Thursday, August 20 at the Colonial Country Club, 9181 Independence Way in Fort Myers. This is an opportunity to find out about the clubs activities, meet members and enjoy this interesting program. Call today to make a luncheon reservation (cost $20 per person) and to find out more about joining this dynamic group of Lee County women. Contact Marie Gaither at 791-8966 or wmgaither@aol.com to make reservations or for more details. Check us out on Facebook at Greeters of Fort Myers. Our luncheons are held on the third Thursday of the month at 11:30 a.m. at the Colonial Country Club in Fort Myers. Call Put Out For Short Film ArtistsCanon and Ron Howard are enabling filmmakers of all skill levels to direct short films inspired from ten photographs including one photo taken by Ed Ziehm of Fort Myers, Florida. Submissions for the film contest must be uploaded by July 23 at imagination.usa.canon.com. Helmed by Ron Howard and Bryce Dallas Howard, consumers will embark on the same creative exercise as five celebrity directors Eva Longoria, Jamie Foxx, Biz Stone (co-founder of Twitter), Georgina Chapman (designer and cofounder of Marchesa) and James Murphy (founder of LCD Soundsystem). Five winning consumer films will premiere at the Project Imaginat10n Film Festival this fall along with the five celebrity films. JACARANDAThe Entertainment Nightly in Sanibels Social Scene1223 PERIWINKLE WAY, SANIBEL 472-1771 Happy Apps $5.95Sesame Encrusted Ahi Tuna, Crispy Fried Calamari, Chilled Oysters, Steamed Shrimp, BBQ Beef Satays, Mussels Marinara, Chicken WingsSanibels Best HAPPY HOUR4 7 p.m. Nightly in the lounge1/2 Price DrinksCall & Well Liquor, Draft Beer Selections, Select House Wine L ee T ran Passenger SheltersLeeTran will start construction of eight new passenger shelters this summer in the next phase of a project that has added 50 new, solarpowered shelters to its inventory of passenger amenities. The eight new locations include three in the City of Fort Myers, four in unincorporated Lee County, and one in Fort Myers Beach, at a total cost of $154,484. When we ask our users how we can improve their transit experience, one of their top requests is more amenities, specifically shelters, explained Transit Director Steve Myers. We launched this initiative in 2010 and the response has been overwhelmingly positive. The shelters are engineered to withstand hurricane-force winds. They are mounted to a concrete slab that is designed to meet state requirements for ADA accessibility. In addition to the solar security lighting, each shelter site has a bicycle rack and trash receptacle. The total investment for the completed amenities is just over $2 million. In determining where to site shelters, bus stops are evaluated for number of boardings, presence of any special-needs users, and availability of right-of-way. Passenger requests are also taken into consideration. The locations for the eight new shelters are: Shoemaker Blvds., Fort Myers Lee County Blvd., Fort Myers Fort Myers Myers Beach Landing Drive, Fort Myers County LeeTran expects all to be completed by the end of the calendar year.

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THE RIVER JULY 19, 20138 Still Trying To Stay Dryby Capt. Matt MitchellOur summer pattern of dodging thunderstorms continued this week. Morning, day or night storms brought rains ranging from light showers to total downpours with dangerous lightning. If you managed to stay dry out on the water this week, you were one of the lucky few. Big high morning tides along with a provailing south wind pushing the water up even higher was the perfect set up for good for redfish action. Finding mullet schools was the key for me to get on redfish up to 32 inches. When targeting these redfish, I have been fishing areas of small, sandy potholes out from mangrove islands in the southern sound. The more mullet you found in a area, the more redfish were there. My rig of choice for these redfish is a medium-sized pinfish hooked between the head and dorsel fin on a 1/4 oz. jig head with about two feet of leader under a float. Keep the leader just short enough; the bait cannot hide in the grass. Often these reds will chase the pinfish up to the surface while trying to swallow it and then bump and mouth it several times before finally eating and moving off with the bait. Dead sticking cut mullet and ladyfish chunks also got the job done on these redfish, but the majority of these fish seemed to prefer the live bait option. Snook fishing was also consistently good action all week in the passes on lower stages of the tide. Drifting live pinfish and grunts with a split shot so it bounces the bottom caught snook after snook of all sizes. The majority of these snook are in the 20to 30-inch range, but be ready to hook that monster that will freight train you. We had a few hook ups this week that simply could not be turned before the hard fighting fish made it to structure and parted ways. With our water really dirty colored now because of all the rain, sight fishing out on the beaches pretty much came to a end for the time being. Although there are still plenty of fish all along our beaches, its more about covering water or finding structure and troughs between the sandbars than simply seeing them. A search bait like a swim bait or a white bucktail jig is a good option to find these snook. Tarpon are still around both gulf side and in the bay. They are not in the big numbers of May and June but can be found in the usual places. Between thunderstorms one morning this week, I was amazed at how many tarpon just appeared in one of my more favorite places in the sound. When the water went slick calm, tarpon just started popping up all over. After about an hour of having fish consistently rolling all around us and not hooking up, frustration got the best of us and we moved off to catch some snook in the pass. Gag grouper fishing in the deeper passes is still happening, though the numbers of keeper-sized fish keeps getting less and less as season has now been open a few weeks and these easy to get to pass fish have been hit hard. A better option now to get that gag grouper dinner is to head a few miles offshore in the 20to 30-foot range and troll deep diving plugs. Run a two rod spread with Manns Stretch 20s and 30s far enough behind the boat to bump the bottom. Look for fish heavens and ledges as a good starting place. When you hook a fish, hit the mark button on your GPS and then head back over this same area. Our summer rains have really made getting out fishing a little tough this last few weeks. Luckily when I have been able to get out, staying dry has been the hardest part and the fish have come pretty easy.Capt. Matt Mitchell has been fishing local waters since he moved to Sanibel in 1980. He now lives in St. James City and works as a back country fishing guide. If you have comments or questions email captmattmitchell@aol.com. Send Us Your Fish TalesThe River Weekly would like to hear from anglers about their catches. Send us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of catch, species and weight, and include photographs with identification. Drop them at the River Weekly, 1609 Hendry Street, Suite 15, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, or email to press@riverweekly.com. Joan and Joseph Reinek of Cape Coral with a double header of snook caught and released with Capt. Matt Mitchell this week Fort Myers Beach Yacht Club Sets July 24 Meetingsubmitted by Past Commodore Chris ChristensenThe monthly meeting of the Fort Myers Beach Yacht Club will be held on Wednesday, July 24 at Chucks Last Stop, located at 2301 Estero Blvd. in Fort Myers Beach. Social hour begins at 5 p.m. and dinner is ordered individually off the menu at 6 p.m. Attendees will pay by separate checks. A short meeting may follow. Potential new members wishing to attend are invited to call Past Commodore Tom Swanbeck for required reservations and additional information at 292-6284. The Fort Myers Beach Yacht Club was formed in 1953 and incorporated as a not for profit organization for the purpose of promoting safe, enjoyable boating and good fellowship. This community-oriented club, with over 140 members and 60 boats, maintains a very active schedule of year-round activities, both on and off the water, for members and guests. Evening meetings are held once a month usually on the fourth Wednesday. Because the club does not have the expense of maintaining their own waterfront facility, dues are only $100 per year per couple or $60 per single. Learn more about the club at www. FMBYachtClub.org. ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. MERCURY MARINER JOHNSON EVINRUDE SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I/O'S MERCRUISER Serving Sanibel & Captiva For Life Your Bottom Specialist Call on Paint Prices ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. 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Churches/TemplesALL F aA ITHS UNIT aA RI aA N CONGREG aA TION (UU A) Where diversity is treasured 2756 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers Summer program: Understanding the Faiths of Our Worlds June 2 to August 25 11 a.m. Interim Minister, Rev. Margaret Beard, begins on September 1 239-226-0900. www.allfaiths-uc.org A LLLL SS A INTSINTS BYZA NTINENTINE RITERITE CA THOLITHOLI C C HH U RR C HH 10291 Bayshore Rd., N. Fort 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 Dr ive, 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 Boulev ard, 437-3171 Rabbi: Judah Hungerman Friday Service, 8 p.m., Saturday Service, 11 a.m. Shabbat School Saturday Morning, Adult Hebrew Classes. Call for information on full program. B RERE AD OO F LILI F EE M INISTRIESINISTRIES C HH U RR C HH OO F GOGO D 16581 McGregor Boule vard, 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 Cov e Circle Fort Myers 239-850-3943, Located at Cypress Cove Retirement Center on HealthPark Campus An ecumenical non-denominational community of believers. Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study, 7 p.m. Reverendt Ted Althouse, Pastor revtedalthouse@aol.com C HH U RR C HH OO F THETHE C ROSSR OSS 13500 Freshman Lane; 768-2188 Pastor: Bud Stephens; A nondemonimational church emphasizing a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Sunday Service: 9:15 a.m. Traditional, 10:45 Contemporary. CO vV EN aA NT PRES byBY TERI aA N CH uU R cC H 2439 McGregor Boulevard, 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 Lak e Drive, Fort Myers, 481-5442 Randy A. Alston, Reverend. Sunday Services: Bible study, 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship, 11 a.m., Evening Worship, 7 p.m., Wednesday Prayer Meeting, 6:30 p.m. C ypYP RESS LakLAK E PRES byBY TERI aA N CH uU R cC H 8260 Cypress Lake 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 Lake 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 FELLOWSHI pP W ORL dD O uU TRE acA C H mM INISTRIES 6111 South P ointe Boulevard, Fort Myers, 278-3638. Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Voice of Faith, WCRN 13.50 AM Radio, Sunday, 1:30 p.m.; Thursday Service, 7:30 p.m.; Friday Youth Service, 7:30 p.m. Nursery care for pre-school children and Childrens Church for ages 5-12 available at each service. F aA ITH uU NITE dD mM ETHO dD IST cC H uU R cC H 15690 McGregor Boule vard 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 West First Street, next door to Edison Estates. Sunday Morning Service and Sunday School, 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday Evening Testimony Meeting, 7:30 p.m. Child care provided at all services. Visit our Reading Room for quiet study at: 2281 First Street, River District. www.time4thinkers.com, www.christiansciencefortmyers.com, www.christianscience.com FIRST CH uU R cC H O fF THE NazaNAZA RENE 13545 Amer ican Colony Boulevard off Daniels Parkway in the Colony, Fort Myers, 936-2511 Pastor: Reverend Joey Brummett Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Family Night, 7 p.m. F IRSTIRST U NITENITE D M ETHOETHO D ISTIST C HH U RR C HH in the Downto wn Fort Myers River District 2466 First Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901 239-332-1152, www.fumcftmyers.org Sunday: 9 a.m. Contemporary Worship 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Coffee Fellowship 10:30 a.m. Traditional Worship 5 p.m. Youth Program FORT 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, F ort 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 Parkway, Fort Myers, 482-3133. Philip White, pastor Morning Worship: 10 a.m. Church School: 10:15 a.m. Adult Forum: 11:30 a.m. HOLHOL Y THEOTOTHEO TO K OSOS M ONON A STERSTER Y 111 Ev ergreen 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 paP A L cC ONGREG aA TION 9650 Gladiolus Dr ive, 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 Avenue, 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 Boulev ard, Fort 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 paP A L CH uU R cC H Corner Cypress View Drive and Koreshan Boulevard, Three Oaks area, Fort Myers, 267-3525 Walter Fohs, pastor; Becky RobbinsPenniman, associate pastor Sunday worship services: 8 a.m. Early Grace Traditional 9 a.m. Awesome Grace Contemporary 10:30 a.m. Classic Grace Traditional 8:45 & 10 a.m. Sunday School Gods Group NN EW BEGINNINGS CENTER Ne w Home Church, 8505 Jenny Cae Lane, North Fort Myers, 239-656-0416 Weekly Friday Meeting Meet & Greet: 6:30 p.m. Kingdom Teaching: 7 p.m. Fellowship and refreshments after service. nbcministry@embarqmail.com, www.facebook. com/nbcministry. Alex & Patricia Wiggins, Ministers 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 FOR T M yY ERS 16120 San Car los Boulevard, Unit 10 239-985-8503 9:45 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 11 a.m Sunday Morning Worship. 7 p.m. Wednesday Evening Bible Study NN EW HH O pP E PRES byBY TERI aA N CH uU R cC H 3825 McGregor Boule vard. 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 A C EE CO mmuMMU NIT yY CH uU R cC H Meets at F ort 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 A C EE LL U THERTHER A NN C HH U RR C HH Sunday Worship at 9:30am. Peace is a member of the ELCA. We celebrate weekly communion with traditional liturgy, organ and choir. 15840 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers On the way to Sanibel. 239-437-2599, www.peaceftmyers.com, peace@peaceftmyers.com. RE dD EE mM ER L uU THER aA N cC H uU R cC H 3950 Winkler Ext., Fort 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 Riv er Ranch Rd, Estero 239-495-0400, Senior Pastor: Todd Weston 8 and 9:45 a.m Services; 11:30 a.m. Legacy Service, multi-generational S amudAMUD R abadAB AD R aA buddB UDD 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 bapB AP TIST cC H uU R cC H 16940 McGregor Boule vard, 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, F ort 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 METRO pP OLIT aA N CO mmuMMU NIT yY CH uU R cC H 3049 Mcg regor Boulevard, Fort Myers, 344-0012 Pastor Reverend Steve Filizzi An Affirming & Inclusive Congregation Sunday Services, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Mid-Week Service, Wednesday 6:30 p.m. SaSA INT MI cC H aA EL LuLU THER aA N CH uU R cC H & ScSC HOOL ( LL CM SS ) 3595 Broadw ay, 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 Boule vard, Fort Myers Beach, 463-4251. Sunda y 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. Rabbi Jeremy Barras E-mail: rabbi.barras@templebethel.com Cantorial soloist: Lawrence Dermer Temple educator: Dale Cohen, MaEd, RJE Shabbat Services, Friday, 7:30 p.m. Torah Study, Saturday, 9:15 a.m. Religious Education; Sunday School and Midweek classes, Preschool Classes, Monday through Friday Web site: www.templebethel.com Affiliated: Union for Reform Judaism TETE MP LELE JUD EE A (C ONSERONSER VA TITI V EE ) 14486 A&W Bulb Road, F ort 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 109 THE RIVER JULY 19, 2013

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From page 9Churches/TemplesTHE C H ABAD LUBAVITCH OF SW FLORIDA ORTH 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 HE N E W CH URCH 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 ONGR EGATIONAL CHURCH 1619 Llewellyn Drive Fort Myers Just off McGregor across from the Edison/ Ford Winter Estates 334-4978 Pastor: Douglas Kelchner Worship times Sundays 9 and 10:30 a.m. Website: www.taecc.com UNITARIAN UNIVE RSALIST CH URCH FORT MYE RS 13411 Shire Lane (off Daniels Parkway one mile west of I-75) Minister: The Reverend Allison Farnum Sunday services and religious education at 10:30 a.m. For information on all church events call 561-2700 or visit www.uucfm.org. U NITY OF B ONITA SPRINGS Family Service 10 to 11 a.m. Healing Circle 11 a.m. Hospitality and Fellowship, 11 a.m. Inspiring lesson, uplifting and dynamic music, meditation in a loving environment. Service held at 28285 Imperial Street, Bonita Springs. Call 947-3100. U NITY OF F ORT M YE RS 11120 Ranchette Road, Fort Myers Winter services: Sundays at 9:15 and 11 a.m. Childrens class at 11 a.m. Reverend Jim Rosemergy, minister. Our God is Love; our Race is Human; our Religion is Oneness. www.unityoffortmyers.org or 239-278-1511 WE STMINSTE R PRE SBYTE RIAN CH URCH 9065 Ligon Court, Fort Myers, across from HealthPark Hospital, 481-2125 Senior Pastor: Robert Brunson Sunday Service: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 11 a.m. Blended Worship www.westminsterfortmyers.org W ORD O F L IFE CHURCH 2120 Collier Ave, Fort Myers, 274-8881; Services: Sunday 10 a.m.; Wednesday 7 p.m. Bishop Gaspar and Michele Anastasi Z ION L UTHERAN CHURCH 7401 Winkler Road, Fort Myers, 481-4040, Interim Pastor Jim Eggert Pastor Peter Weeks Sunday Services: 8:30 a.m. Traditional; 10 a.m. Blended Traditional and Contemporary; 11:30 a.m. Contemporary. Childrens Sunday School, Adult /Teen Bible Classes, 10 a.m. MARTHA JEA N R YCKMANMartha Jean Ryckman, born on September 19, 1920 in Detroit, Michigan and most recently a resident of Shell Point, died on July 12, 2013 after 92 wonderful years. Marthas love for children led her to attend Kalamazoo College and to graduate from Wayne State University with bachelors and masters degrees in Elementary Education. After college, Martha met her future husband, Bud Ryckman, who she married in 1945. She enjoyed a 21-year career as a kinder garten/first grade teacher in the Detroit Public Schools. In addition to teaching, one of Bud and Marthas loves was codirecting a summer camp serving many underprivileged children from the Detroit area. Upon moving to Sanibel in 1975, she was the first director of the Childrens Education Center of the Islands and taught there until 1983. Martha was also an enthusiastic supporter of the Ding Darling Wildlife Society, Sanibel Community Church and the Sanibel United Church of Christ. In 1991, Bud and Martha moved to Shell Point. While at Shell Point, she was an active member of the Pavilion Auxiliary Board beginning in 1993, serving as the President of the Auxiliary from 1999 to 2003. Marthas greatest joy was her family, as well as a diverse and wonderful group of friends. She was married to the love of her life and her best friend, Bud, for 52 incredible years, until his death in 1997. She is survived by her two devoted sons, Douglas (Kris) and Frederick (Susan) Ryckman and their families, including eight grandchildren and four greatgrandchildren. A service celebrating Marthas life will be held on Saturday, July 20 at the Shell Point Village Church at 11:15 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please direct memorial gifts to the Childrens Education Center of the Islands, 350 Casa Ybel Road, Sanibel, FL 33957. Martha loved giving and doing for others, whether cooking delicious meals or sharing a favorite book. She was known to start a conversation with the question What can I do for you? Her warm smile and caring spirit blessed many lives and will live on in each of them. JOSE PH P GARIAN O, S R.Joseph P. Gariano, Sr., 55, of North Fort Myers, died suddenly on July 6, 2013. He was born on April 25, 1958 in Camden, New Jersey, a son of Frank and Margaret (Hodson) Gariano, Sr. Formerly of Pennsauken, New Jersey, he lived locally for the past 25 years and was the owner of a demolition company until his illness. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Terry Lynn (Palmer), sons, Joseph P., Jr. and Anthony, both of North Fort Myers, daughters, Roselie of Medford, New Jersey and Lisa of Pennsauken, New Jersey, stepson, John Palmer of New Jersey, daughter-inlaws, Tiffany and Jennifer, grandchildren Joseph III, John Jr, Justin, James, Torii, Jeramiah and Lillyana, sisters, Rose (Harold) Hill of Medford Lakes, New Jersey and Margaret (Frank) Santo of Monroeville, New Jersey, brothers, Frank B. Gariano, Jr. of Asheboro, North Carolina and Gary Gariano of Mountaintop, Pennsylvania, nieces, Margaret (Sean) Phipps of Bellmawr, New Jersey, Theresa (Sean) Cairns of Maple Shade, New Jersey and Heather of Mountaintop, Pennsylvania, nephews, Jason Hill, Frankie, Michael, Robert, Gustin, Max, great nieces, Taylor, Michaela and Elizabeth and a great nephew, Michael. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Theresa, and a granddaughter, Jasmine. A memorial service will be held privately by the family. For details, please contact them at tgariano3@comcast.net. In lieu of flowers, donations to the family would be greatly appreciated. Friends may sign the guest book at www.horizonfunerals.com. STEVE F. WEBSTERSteve Flaherty Watson, known to his loved ones as Boppy, 69, passed away July 9, 2013. He was born August 18, 1943 in Elgin, South Carolina to the late James D. and Clementine (Flaherty) Watson. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers, Robert and Don and sisters, Grace and Ann. Steve served our country in Vietnam in the US Air Force. He received his Bachelors of Engineering from Clemson University and loved to fish, golf, travel and spend time with his grandson. Steve moved to Lee County 15 years ago from Chicago. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 13 years, Starr; stepchildren, Megan Flagg and Scott Dingle, both of Fort Myers; grandson, Brennon; sister-inlaw, Jean Watson and nieces, Donna and Lisa. There will be a Celebration of Life to be announced. Contributions may be made in Steves honor to the American Cancer Society at www.donate.cancer. org. Memories and condolences may be left at www.fortmyersmemorial.com. OB ITU ARY OB ITU ARY OB ITU ARY Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or emailpress@islandsunnews.com THE RIVER JULY 19, 201310

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11 THE RIVER JULY 19, 2013 CROW Case Of The Week: Common Moorhenby Patricia MolloyThe common moorhen (Gallinula chloropus), nicknamed the Swamp Chicken, is a secretive duck-like bird found most commonly in shallow, freshwater and brackish marshes. While it may prefer to stay out of sight, it possesses a large repertoire of gargling calls and loud hisses commonly used when it perceives an eminent threat. The common moorhen is widespread throughout Africa, Europe, India and South America; its preferred breeding grounds in North America extend south from New England, along the Atlantic coastline, and north from the Gulf of Mexico to the Great Lakes. The moorhen currently at CROW is an adult female which was very weak and lethargic upon arrival. Unable to stand, radiographs were taken to look for injures such as fractures and hemorrhaging. None were found. Hospital Director Dr. Heather Barron was concerned that the bird was suffering from brevetoxicosis caused by red tide exposure or capture myopathy, a noninfectious disease in which exertion and stress cause muscle damage. She ordered the patient to be treated with an oral pain reliever and antibiotics. Several days after her admission to the wildlife clinic, Dr. Heather reviewed the patients condition with Dr. Kristen Dube, CROWs new DVM intern. Dr. Kristen remarked, She looks a bit depressed to me and I want to go back and look at her radiographs. She is still not standing up. She has movement in her legs and she has sensation in her legs, so Im not sure what is wrong because there was no indication of trauma in her initial radiographs. Personally, I fear it could be capture myopathy and that is not a very good prognosis. I will look at her radiographs again and reassess her today, replied Dr. Heather. Also distressing is the fact that she is not eating on her own, possibly due to stress. If you love the islands diverse and exotic wildlife, support the clinics patients by donating items from its Supply Wish List: paper towels, Purina ONE Kitten Chow, bleach, Purina Puppy Chow (no colored chunks), red heat lamps (250W), contractor clean-up bags (42 gallon), wild bird seed, laundry detergent (fragrance free), hand and bath towels (new or gently used), Clorox Clean-up and ceramic crocs (ramekins, etc.) of all sizes. CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from our local area. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to P.O. Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit www.crowclinic.org. Pain medication and antibiotics are being administered orally to the moorhen, patient #1923, by Jordan Donini, one of CROWs assistant wildlife rehabilitators 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.comCall for departure time CAPTIVACRUISES H T H E I S L A N D S H THE BEST WAY TO SEE THE ISLANDS IS FROM THE WATER Cruises depart from beautiful Captiva Island Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email press@riverweekly.com

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THE RIVER JULY 19, 201312 Plant SmartMadagascar Periwinkleby Gerri R eavesMadagascar periwinkles (Catharanthus roseus) very name advertises that it is not a Florida native, but it sure is popular in South Florida. It is easily cultivated and has been imported as an ornamental to many parts of the world, including Sanibel Island, whose main thoroughfare Periwinkle Way bears its name. This semi-woody year-round bloomer is nothing if not cheerful and easy maintenance. It usually grows to a height of one to two feet, forming a bushy flowerstudded groundcover that also makes a pretty border or hanging plant. Hardy, droughtand salt-resistant, it grows best in full sun but will tolerate some shade. It actually thrives in poor soil, as long as its well-drained. Give it too much moisture and root rot will ensue. The tubular flowers are one to two inches across with five wide petals flaring out from a center of dark pink. The most common flower color is the standard rosy pink, but cultivars come in white and various shades of pink and red. The opposite evergreen leaves are oval or elliptical with pointed tips and a noticeable greenish white central vein. The erect stems exude a milky latex sap if broken. The cylindrical pods of about an inch long occur in pairs and turn from green to brown as they mature. Periwinkle often self-sows, but it can be propagated with seeds or cuttings. This member of the dogbane family is toxic if ingested by people or livestock. However, it has significant medicinal value. The alkaloids in the leaves are used to treat a variety of diseases, including diabetes, malaria and several types of cancer. Sources: Wildflowers of Florida Field Guide by Jaret C. Daniels and Stan Tekiela; Everglades Wildflowers by Roger L. Hammer; Florida, My Eden by Frederic B. Stresau; and floridata.com. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. This non-native flower thrives in heat, sun and even poor soil photos by Gerri Reaves Madagascar periwinkle sometimes volunteers in South Florida landscapes Caring For Your PlantsMaking H ybrid Palm T reesby Justen DobbsI talked about a new generation of hybrid palm trees in a recent article. One of the hybrids I am excited about creating is a Foxtail (Wodyetia bifurcata) hybrid, called a Foxy Lady (Wodveitchia). This article is a truncated explanation of how these hybrid palms are created. Many palm species are monoecious, meaning it only takes one tree to reproduce (mono meaning one). Another term that can be applied to monoecious palms is hermaphroditic or hermaphrodite, because they possess both male and female reproductive organs flowers in this case. So, if you want to create a hybrid, you must first remove a palms male flowers so that only its female flowers remain, a process called emasculation (EE-MASK-YOU-LAY-SHUN). Once the remaining female flowers are ready to receive pollen, they will excrete a small amount of clear, fragrant nectar. Now the tricky part you must find a dad! In this case, a Montgomery palm (Veitchia arecina) makes a good father and you have to find one locally that is flowering at the same time. Sometimes, this takes hours of driving around town just to find the right one. The male flowers on the Montgomery palm are then rubbed over the female flowers on the foxtail palm and... Voila! These pregnant female flowers will grow into seeds and the seeds can be sewn and germinated into small seedlings and eventually trees. Hybrid palms are just now hitting the scene in the landscape industry. Chances are, you dont have one in your garden yet, but I am seeing more of them around Southwest Florida and also on the east coast. The hybrid palm I discussed in this article can grow up to five feet of clear trunk per year in a tropical climate like Hawaii. This is great news for people who want instant canopy in their yard. The only obstacle to these fantastic plants is they have to be manually engineered and then grown because these hybrid palms also do not produce their own seed and they cant be grafted like hardwoods (a process that involves removing a small branch and attaching it to the stem of another faster-growing host seedling). Hybridizing isnt just for palm trees. It has been used on hundreds of other tropical plants for a long time, including cordylines, crotons, bromeliads, hibiscus, orchids and just about any other plant you can think of. Through hybridization, botanists can create larger flowers, new colors, thicker leaves, more drought toler ance and faster growth. You can do it too with a little research on Google and a little bit of spare time. Dobbs is a landscape architect in south Florida specializing in custom, upscale landscapes. He can be reached at seabreezenurseries@gmail.com. Sometimes, foxtail hybrid palms are born with yellow striping on their leaves, called variegation Removing the male flowers from a foxtail palms flowering structure is a time-consuming process

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THE RIVER JULY 19, 201314 L ee And Charlotte Counties R eceive $321,960 T o Provide R ental Assistance T o H omeless V eteransThe U.S. Department of Housing Urban Development recently presented the Housing Authority of the City of Fort Myers with $321,960 in supportive housing assistance to help chronically homeless military veterans and their families in Lee and Charlotte counties find a permanent place to call home. The presentation was made during the Southwest Coast Homeless Workshop on July 11 at Florida Gulf Coast University. Nearly 100 attendees from across nine Florida counties participated in the free workshop presented by HUDs Miami Field office. Workshop sessions included supportive housing programs eligibility and gover nance; emergency solutions grant program and partnerships; new homeless definition; fair-housing requirements and veterans homeless programs. The HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing program combines Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance for homeless veterans with case management and clinical services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs. HUD-VASH is designed to help homeless veterans, many of which are living with chronic disabling conditions, receive services that will assist them in rejoining the community. Veterans who have spouses and dependent children are also eligible to participate. Homelessness is the great American tragedy, and we applaud what HUD is doing to help us help our veterans have access to safe and affordable housing, said HACFMs Executive Director Marcus D. Goodson. We have developed more than $100 million in affordable housing, and we could not have done it without HUD. This funding is providing veterans and their families with hope, a home and a future, said Armando Fana, HUD Miami field office director. This program has helped us end homelessness among tens of thousands of homeless veterans and their families. For veterans to participate in HUD-VASH, they must be homeless, eligible for VA medical care and have an identified clinical need for case management in order to obtain and sustain independent community housing. Every year since 2008, HUD and VA have awarded HUD-VASH vouchers based on geographic need and public housing agency administrative performance. The allocation process for HUD-VASH vouchers is a collaborative approach that relies on three sets of data: HUDs point-in-time data submitted by Continuums of Care, VAMC data on the number of contacts with homeless veterans and performance data from PHAs and VAMCs. After determining which areas of the country have the highest number of homeless veterans, the VA Central Office identifies VA facilities in the corresponding communities. HUD then selects PHAs near to the identified VA facilities, taking into consideration the PHAs administrative perfor mance and sends the PHAs invitations to apply for the vouchers. HUD has awarded funding for approximately 10,000 HUDVASH vouchers each year in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012. There is at least one site in each of the 50 states, in the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam. In 2011, $50 million was appropriated to serve approximately 7,000 voucher families. In addition, HUD set-aside $5.4 million from its 2010 allocation to competitively award more than 600 project-based vouchers to existing HUD-VASH sites. Since 2008, a total of 48,385 vouchers have been awarded. Currently, the Housing Authority of the City of Fort Myers serves more than 3,500 low-income families throughout the greater Fort Myers community. The HACFM provides high-quality, stable and sustainable housing and related services to people in need. In addition, the staff works diligently in providing programs such as Resident Services/Family Self-Sufficiency and HOPE VI Community Supportive Services. The goal is to help families become self-sufficient, therefore strengthening the communities that use public and private resources efficiently and effectively. The HACFM serves as a catalyst for increasing access to safe, affordable housing, and helping develop, preserve and revitalize communities through affordable rental housing. The agency is dedicated to empowering families with the means to become as self-sufficient as possible, encouraging and facilitating movement toward financial independence beyond the need for HACFM services, while recognizing the needs and limitations of the mentally and physically disabled, aged and infirmed. For more information or for assistance, call 332-3825. Armando Fana and Marcus Goodson A Sacred Moment I n A Coffee L inesubmitted by R ev. Dr. E llen M. SloanAs I hastily made my way to the coffee stand at Health Park Hospital, I heard the most heavenly strains of music. For those of you who know Health Park, it resembles more a hotel lobby than a hospital with palm trees, waterfalls, vaulted ceilings, balconies and flowing streams. Theres also a grand piano there where various people take turns playing each day of the week. So, the strains of music decorating the massive space were a common occurrence Id often heard the piano playing here, so I didnt look over to see who it was. I figured that after my coffee, Id walk over and say my usual Thank you to the pianist of the day. The line for coffee was long and I waited... when suddenly, I heard Mozarts Fantasy in D minor begin to waft through the air. It was exquisitely performed and I tried to look through the lush lobby vegetation to see who was playing. I couldnt quite see and didnt want to lose my place in line, so I stayed put. Following Mozart, a Bach Minuet began and it was so incredible that I decided no cup of coffee was worth it right now. I had to go and see who had their fingers on the ebony and ivory. As I walked closer to the piano, I noticed quite a group of people gathered there... and then I saw him: a small boy about the age of 9 or 10. I had heard and read about child prodigies, but Id never, ever witnessed one. I was awestruck, as were all the people around me. The innocence of his demeanor, the tiny hands traveling up and down the keys, his closed eyes, and the way he swayed back and forth to the beautiful rhythms was overwhelming. And all of this with no music in front of him. I found my throat catching suddenly and tears at the corners of my eyes. It was one of those moments when I felt God had gifted me with the sight of His glorious handiwork, front and center. From Mozart to Bach to Beethoven the notes came forth from those small human hands like spiritual gifts given from that childs Creator and offered to all of us. I saw the boys family off to one side and went over to thank them and to share how Id felt the presence of God in their son. The father said his son Noah was a miracle in their lives. Someone spontaneously added that she wondered how anyone could doubt the existence of God when seeing such a gift of creation. I nodded my head. Eventually, I wandered back into my daily reality of hospital visits and headed to the elevators. The ascent in the elevator was almost surreal as I savored the gift just given to me and realized again the truth beyond my under standing: thats Gods holy and lifegiving Spirit though always with me had actually tapped me on the shoulder in a long coffee line and made me gasp in renewed amazement and thanksgiving. What a sacred moment. L aw Firm H elps Support Kids Fishing T ournamentGoldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, P.A. were sponsors for the Florida Lung & Sleep Associates 3rd annual kids fishing tournament, held on June 29 at Mirror Lakes Golf Club in Lehigh Acres. Nearly 30 kids participated and received goodie bags filled with T-shirts, cups, Frisbees and school supplies, all donated from tournament sponsors. All proceeds benefited the Chest Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to early lung cancer detection. The institute is investing in research and education to find the latest technologies available to detect lung cancer as early as possible. The firm supports a number of local charitable organizations including Toys For Tots, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and the American Heart Association. We take pride in supporting worthy causes like the Chest Institute, said J. Jeffrey Rice, managing partner for the law firm. By doing our part, we are ensuring that those less fortunate find medical assistance and receive early cancer detection, leading to longer and healthier lives. Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, P.A., continues to provide a full complement of legal services to clients for more than 50 years in its Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Naples, Lehigh Acres and Port Charlotte offices. For more information, visit www.JusticeStartsNow.com, call **LAW (529) on a mobile phone, or 334-1146. From page 1July Music WalkThis months downtown River District Music Walk will be held on Friday, July 19 from 7 to 10 p.m. The Davis Art Center is located at 2301 First Street in Fort Myers. Volunteers are needed for the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center to assist in the office and with regularly scheduled seasonal events. Contact Sally Joslyn at 333-1933 or sally.sbdac@gmail.com for more information. To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732

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15 THE RIVER JULY 19, 2013 Broadway Palm Presents Disneys Sleeping BeautyBroadway Palm Childrens Theatre presents Disneys Sleeping Beauty playing July 19, 20, 24, 26, 28 and August 1, 2 and 3. This stage adaptation of the beloved Disney movie is perfect entertainment for children of all ages. Its Princess Auroras 16th birthday and Flora, Fauna and Merryweather must use their fairy magic to save her from the spell of evil sorceress Maleficent. This classic fairytale has songs from the beloved film, including Once Upon A Dream, along with fun new songs like Maleficent! and A Little Magic Now. This fresh telling of the classic story will delight children of all ages and their families. Broadway Palm Childrens Theatre presents full-scale productions that are great for all ages. All performances begin with a buffet at noon and showtime at 1 p.m. The chefs special buffet includes childrens favorites like chicken, pizza, french fries, pasta and more. Will Flora, Fauna and Merryweather save Aurora from evil Maleficent? Come find out as Broadway Palm presents Disneys Sleeping Beauty, playing selected matinees through August 3. Ticket prices for the buffet and the show are only $16 for all ages. Group rates are available for parties of 20 or more. Tickets are now on sale and can be reserved by calling 278-4422, by visiting www.BroadwayPalm.com or by stopping by the box office at 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Scene from Disneys Sleeping Beauty now playing at Broadway Palm Sleeping Beauty runs through August 3 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 GladiolusMcGregorSummerlin Rd.San CarlosFrom SanibelFrom Ft. Myers Beach DESIGNER CONDO FURNITURE PACKAGE $6299PACKAGE DETAILS: INTEREST-FREE FINANCING INTEREST-FREE FINANCING

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THE RIVER JULY 19, 201316 Going Green At Broadway Palmby Di SaggauA big, lovable, green ogre is capturing the hearts of theater goers in Shrek The Musical, now showing at Broadway Palm. When you add a donkey who wont shut up, a princess with a deep secret, a bad guy with a short temper and a cast loaded with talent, you have a show that offers a great time for audiences of all ages. I totally loved this show. In a far away kingdom, Shrek (Chuck Caruso) goes on a quest to rescue Princess Fiona (Kate Marshall) from a tower guarded by a fire-breathing dragon. His plan is to deliver Fiona to Lord Farquaad (Jason Loete) in exchange for the deed to his swamp. The show follows the popular animated movie Shrek. I remember taking my then 6-year-old grandson to see the movie. He is now 18. It brought back fond memories and it was delightful watching the lovable ogre with all his friends, foes and fairytale characters prancing about on stage. Caruso makes a great Shrek. He lumbers ogre-like around the stage and really shines when he cuts loose and gets his groove on. Rendell DeBose, is perfectly cast as the sassy donkey with his comical facial expressions and antics. He offered many LOL moments. Marshall is lovely as the princess with a voice to match. Loete, spends his time singing and even dancing on his knees portraying Farquaad with his spindly short legs. Not an easy task, but he is up to the challenge. These four actors are definitely the stars of the production and the supporting cast lives up to their job. They all have great singing voices, and although the songs arent ones you are apt to remember or sing going home, they are pleasant to hear. Its the lyrics that really hit you. Listen close because there are words of wisdom in each one, and they also add greatly to the story line. Stephanie Genovese provides the singing voice for the dragon... and what a voice. Then theres the belching and farting number between Fiona and Shrek. Sounds gross, but it provides laughs, especially for the youngsters. As the play draws to a close and you feel good about what you have seen on stage, the cast invites everyone to sing along with Im A Believer. What a way to bring down the house! The show features an eye-popping array of colorful costumes, choreography that includes tap-dancing rats and it even pokes subtle fun at Wicked, The Lion King and Les Miz. Shrek The Musical plays through August 10 at Broadway Palm, Southwest Floridas Premier Dinner Theatre. For children 18 and under, tickets are just $18 for buffet and show. Reserve your tickets by calling 278-4422, visit www.BroadwayPalm. com or stop by the box office at 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Donkey (Rendell DeBose) with his best friend Shrek (Chuck Caruso) Support L ocals At T he Alliance Gift Shop T his SummerThe next time youre faced with finding something for that impossible to shop for family member or friend, why not stop by the Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers? Open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays, the Alliance Gift Shop is stocked year round only with a wide variety of items created by local artists. Find truly unique jewelry, handbags, sculptures, paintings, photographs... even fabric art and furniture. And its contents are always changing, as items are sold and new works are created by local, independent artists. It really is the best place in town to find something for the person who has one of everything. While you are visiting browse the 24th annual All Florida Juried Exhibition on display in the Main Gallery until August 2. It features work in a variety of mediums by more than 30 visual artists from across the state. Artwork by Alliance youth artists is on display in the Member Gallery. Or if you come on Saturday you can also shop the Alliance GreenMarket, where you can find locally grown and produced items from local vendors. Its every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the grass next to the Alliance main building. The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard. Clay Mushroom by Shirley Litman To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732

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17 THE RIVER JULY 19, 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. Author Landy Book SigningOn Thursday, July 25 from 1 to 2 p.m., the East County Regional Library is hosting a book signing event with author Don Landy, a resident of Punta Gorda. He will be available to sign copies of his book, Unconditional Love. Dogs were never a part of Landys life plan. He and his wife were devoted breeders of show cats, and a dog just didnt seem to fit in the picture. That was, until a brutal winter storm brought a very large, tired and hungry dog to the front door. After experiencing the heartbreak of finding their houseguest a forever home, they realized it was time to add a baby to the family, and before you could say impossible, they were the proud owners of a 9-and-a-half-week-old German Shepherd named Sabrina. Over the next 11 years, Sabrina went from one debilitating illness to another. They spent much of our time traveling from one specialist to another, watching and waiting as she underwent six major surgeries. But no matter how intense the pain, her disposition never changed. She loved everyone, and bounded through life with the spirit of a puppy and an everpresent smile. Sabrina taught everyone she met the meaning of courage. Each and every day, she demonstrated that life was to be truly lived, for however long God chose to grant her. But the most important lesson Sabrina had to share was that of Unconditional Love. Join Don Landy for this dogs tale of happiness, togetherness, and the everlasting rewards of a pets love. The East County Regional Library is located at 881 Gunnery Road North in Lehigh Acres. For more information, call 877-727-0697 or contact Michelle Whitman at michelle@keymgc.com. Author Don Landy will sign his book Multicultural Centres Annual Big Backpack EventThe Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida will host its 14th annual Big Backpack Event to celebrate back-toschool on Sunday, July 21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Harborside Event Center in downtown Fort Myers. For the past 14 years, the Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida has been hosting this community outreach event that to date has has provided new backpacks and school supplies to nearly 30,000 students over the years. The event lends a helping hand to students and families in need and celebrates the diversity in Southwest Florida with live multicultural entertainment on the main stage, including Irish step dance and salsa. The event draws an estimated crowd of 15,000 people each year. Although it begins at 11 a.m., the line begins to form around Harborside Event Center as early at 7 a.m. The first 2,000 students ages 5 to 12 will receive free backpacks and school supplies. Parents or guardians must bring their school age children in order to receive the free supplies. Thanks to sponsors and vendors, students may also receive eye exams, haircuts and other giveaways while supplies last. Other festivities include face painting, an inflatable slide and bounce house, clowns and live entertainment. We are so very appreciative of the support we receive from local businesses and individuals who partner with us each year to support students and families in need, said Leonardo Garcia, co-founder of the Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida. Thanks to the support of sponsors and our dedicated event committee, we hope to help more than 2,000 students with their back-to-school needs again this year. Sponsors for this years event include Walmart, Harborside Event Center, City of Fort Myers, Lee County Public School Principals, Pendas Law Firm, Jasons Deli, CONRIC PR & Marketing, Fuller Online Solutions, Univision, DLatinos, Nuevos Ecos, Lee Family News, News-Press Media Group, Beasley Broadcasting, Azteca America and HABA.

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THE RIVER JULY 19, 201318 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, I am now taking care of my granddaughter who is going into second grade. She has missed a lot of school and she seems to be confused by arithmetic. I really dont know what she is supposed to know and some of the words they use now in arithmetic class are confusing. Please tell me what she should know by now. Luanne M., Fort Myers Luanne, You deserve a lot of credit for wanting to help your granddaughter improve her skills and catch up in math. Im sure that you both are experiencing a great deal of adjustment as you learn to live together full time. Perhaps adding in a routine of homework now in the summer will help set up a good homework schedule when she returns to school in the fall. Here is a general overview of what a first grader should know based on common standards. The categories for math skills at the first grade level include Mathematical Processes, Number and Operations, Algebra, Geometry and Measurement, Data Analysis, Statistics and Probability. This sounds intimidating, but as you look at the list below you will see how the skills and categories work together. This list is far from complete, but it includes many basic skills that when mastered will allow your granddaughter to learn new math skills more easily when she enters second grade. Grade 1 Overview and subtraction. between addition and subtraction. count forward and backward by one beginning with any number less than interpret and solve simple open addition sentences. names, similarities and differences identify whole number on a number line). scale. The following website has some wonderful activities for you to use as you help your granddaughter practice and learn these skills www.internet4classrooms. grade.htm. There are many other websites, computer games and apps that can help as well. Just keep practicing every day for three times a day, and she should be able to recoup or learn these skills so that she is on track for second grade. Ms. Greggs is adjunct faculty at Edison State College where she teaches psychology and education courses. She is also Nationally Certified School Psychologist and consultant for School Consultation Services, a private educational consulting company. Questions for publication may be addressed to smgreggs@gmail.com. Not all questions submitted can be addressed through this publication. Pasture Renovation And ManagementT one day training seminar entitled Clarke Named To Deans ListB Massachusetts announced that demic year. Mak Earns Deans AwardV Myers High School, was a recipient of the Deans Award for acaMyers. Open House At Early Learning CoalitionT community to attend an open house and one-year anniversary event The open house is designed to educate the community on the many services and to provide agency partners with a tour of the new facility. Services include Voluntary Pre-K (VPK) enrollment, eligibility determination for child care subsidy, childcare quality assessments, hearing and vision screenings, childcare resource and referral services and more. Gerry Poppe, board president, will welcome visitors and Susan Block, chief executive officer, will provide a brief overview of services. Board members will be on hand to answer questions about the served. Local Residents Graduate From Emory UniversityThe following received a degree Myers, received an Associate of Arts from Pellecchia Named To Deans List auren Pellecchia, a resident of recently completed spring semester. To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732

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19 THE RIVER JULY 19, 2013 Financial FocusH ow Can Y ounger I nvestors Cope With T ough T imes? by Jennifer BaseyAs Americans, were used to thinking that we will inevitably do better than our parents generation. But, for now at least, this type of progress may be facing some roadblocks, and the inability to gain ground financially can have real implications for todays younger people and their approach to investing. Before we get to the investment component, though, lets quickly review the nature of the problem. In a nutshell, younger Americans those in their 20s and 30s have accrued significantly less wealth than their parents had by the same age, according to a recent study by the Urban Institute. Heres why: younger people who bought houses deflating in 2006 now find themselves that is, they owe more than their houses are worth. Consequently, they have less opportunity to build home equity, which has been an important means of building wealth for past generations. ance among all households with student loan debt is now more than $13,000 according to the Pew Research Center, and debt levels are much higher for recent graduates. As it can take years to pay off these debts, the money being used for debt payment is money that wont be able to go toward building wealth for long-term goals. eral years, younger workers have been faced with a poor job market. And even those who are employed arent making much headway, because wages, adjusted for inflation, have largely stagnated for more than a decade. Less income clearly equates to less opportunities for investing and creating wealth. realities, younger people can help themselves build resources for the future and make progress toward their long-term goals. If youre in this group, what can you do? an automatic payment each month from your checking or savings account into an investment vehicle, such as an IRA. At first, you may only be able to afford small sums, but over time, you may be pleasantly surprised at the amount youve saved. Next, every time your salary goes up, try to increase the amount you put into your 401(k) or other employer-sponsored retirement plan. Because you typically contribute pretax dollars to your 401(k) or similar plan, the more you put in, the lower your taxable income. Plus, your money can grow on a tax-deferred basis. Heres another suggestion: Dont be due to the market volatility of recent years, have become quite conservative, putting relatively large amounts of their portfolio into vehicles that offer significant protection of principal but little in the way of growth potential. Of course, the financial markets will always fluctuate and downturns will occur, but when youre young, and you have many decades in which to invest, you have time to over your long-term goals, such as a comfortable retirement, you will unquestionably need some growth elements in your portfolio, with the exact amount based on your risk tolerance and specific objectives. young people. Nonetheless, with diligence, perseverance and a measure of sacrifice, you can gain some control over your financial fortunes just look for your opportunities. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jennifer.basey@edwardjones.com. Esperanzaand storage space for everything from linens to substantial amounts of ice. Before modern refrigeration, ice was loaded on the car at each stop to be used for air conditioning, drinking water and food preservation. verted into a compact seating area and table by day. A wall opened to reveal the surprise of a small shower. learn more about the railroad service that 1904 to 1971. 7430 or go to www.museumofhistory.org for more info. ter, too, where you can delve into local history. Boulevard on the campus of the Lee County Alliance for the Arts. Contact the society at 939-4044, or 9 a.m. and noon. Esperanza: Mr. Blacks Private Car by Jeanne Hickam, pubof History; thanks to Jim Powers of the museum. L ong-T erm Care Planning Workshop T o H elp Seniors And Military V eterans A Hersch, Kinsey & Hill, P.A. will present a free informative workshop on long-term care planning opportunities that exist to help protect a home and other assets from being taken by the government to pay for nursing home and other veterans and spouses will also learn if they may be entitled to receive additional monthly benefits. All attendees will receive a complimentary DVD to help with longterm care planning. estate planning column appearing in the Island Sun. He has also been nationally published in professional estate and tax journals, such as The Florida Bar Journal, The Practical Tax Lawyer, and Trusts & Estates Michael Hill Craig R. Hersch Isabella Rasi 239-246-47161101 Periwinkle Way #105, Sanibel, FL 239-472-0044 ENGEL & VLKERS Excellence in Real Estate A step above! International Client Base 600 Shops Worldwide Multi-Lingual Staff Your success is my aim.

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THE RIVER JULY 19, 201320 deaRPharmacistMethylation Problems L ead To 100s Of Diseasesby Suzy Cohen, R PhDear Pharmacist: I met you at a book signing and you said something that stuck. You told me that if I have allergies, fatigue and multiple chemical sensitivities that I may have a methylation difficulty. You also told me not to take Green Coffee Bean extract. Can you please tell me more? SJ, Vail, Colorado Methylation its a big word that you probably dont think applies to you, however, read on because knowing about methylation could improve or save your life. Just look at the list of people who might have a methylation problem: Children with autism, anyone with a seizure disorder, neurological condition, Alzheimers disease, cancer, severe Lyme disease, chronic infections, diabetes, aller gies, fertility issues, miscarriages, cardiovascular disease, chronic fatigue, anxiety or any psychiatric illness. Thats the short list. Oh, and if you are extremely sensitive to medicine or to nitrous gas (given by the dentist), you might have a methylation problem, too. You see, as humans, we all have an enzymatic pathway going on in our body at all times called methylation. It has numerous life-sustaining functions. One of its primary purposes is to convert folate from your meals into glutathione, a potent antioxidant which neutralizes poisons. A problem any where along this metabolic pathway spells illness. My concern is that your symptoms are being heavily medicated when its just a problem of methylation that can be addressed by a physician in-the-know. Methylation snps (pronounced snips) are genetic problems, but its not always a genetic problem. About 45 percent of people have a genetic issue, but blockages in this pathway can happen if you take certain medications or have certain nutrient deficiencies. Green coffee bean extract is incredibly high in catechols, and those block methylation! Same deal with potatoes (regular or sweet), tea and coffee. Testing for methylation is often covered by insurance. Because people with a methylation difficulty have trouble eliminating poisons, they build up in the body and thats what causes all the health concerns. Opening up the road block helps clear your body of poisons and that should reduce symptoms. If you cant methylate properly, you cannot produce CoQ10, carnitine, creatine or ATP (energy). You will also have nerve pain. Thats because the methylation process helps make the protective wrapping around your nerves. Some medications are what I call drug muggers of nutrients which are needed for the methylation process. Among them are methotrexate, metformin, antacids, acid blockers, estrogen-containing drugs and nitrous oxide. Drinking alcohol will pretty much shut down your methylation. Im out of space here, so if youd like more information about testing and supportive supplements, sign up for my free newsletter and Ill send you details. By the way, some doctors recommend high dose folic acid and vitamin B12, but this is not always helpful and can, in fact, be harmful. Details will be sent via my newsletter and if youve signed up for it in the past, you dont need to do so again. 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 L 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, Forty years ago, my husband and I adopted a lovely baby boy. We cherished this baby and he grew up to be a lovely young man. He became engaged to a very nice young woman and we advised him to tell her that he had been adopted. She absolutely insisted that before she would marry him she had to know his birth mother and parentage. It has been a disaster beyond our belief and three families have been torn apart because of this. During this process, I had a nervous breakdown and the birth mother and the biological father had to admit to their families their past indiscretion. Our sons girlfriend just continued with her research. We were estranged from our son and his wife because of this for over 10 years, but we have now reconciled. We enjoy the grandchildren, but our relationship will never be what it could have been without all of the chaos. Please tell people to be very careful about what they feel they must do and consider the consequences. Brenda Dear Brenda, I am very sorry to hear of your ordeal. I also would have a difficult time having a trusting, loving relationship with an individual so intent on a mission without regard for the consequences of others. Particularly since other options, specifically genetic counseling, is available. However, the longer we hold on to hurts of the past, the longer the hurts continue to cause pain. It sounds like you have been able to put some of the past in the past and enjoy a relationship with your grandchildren and your son. The ending advice in your letter is very good. Each and every one of us should be careful about what we ask of another person; and each and every one of us should be firm about our boundaries, about what we are willing and unwilling to do for others. Pryce Dear Brenda, Few people know their genetic background and most of us are not interested in knowing. Many of us would fail as perfection is hard to come by and no one can predict what the gene pool will produce. In times past, we accepted our own and adopted babies and just did our best. Now it seems everything has to be researched and analyzed. It is very sad that with the best of intentions you have had this disruption in family unity. Lizzie Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. From page 1Goodwill Dress Collection PartiesGoodwill Industries of Southwest Florida provides programs and services for people with disabilities and disadvantages in Charlotte, Lee, Collier, Hendry and Glades counties. Revenue generated by Goodwills 27 Southwest Florida Retail & Donation Centers is used to support programs such as the Goodwill L.I.F.E. Academy, a tuition-free charter school for students with developmental disabilities, and Goodwills Job-Link centers, which offer employment assistance and other related services. For more information about Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, visit www.goodwillswfl.org. Parkinsons Screening SessionLee Memorial Health System is holding a community resource and screening session for people who have been diagnosed with Parkinsons Disease on Saturday, July 27 between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. at the Gulf Coast Medical Center, 13685 Doctors Way, Suite 250 in Fort Myers. The Parkinsons Clinic gives a person with Parkinsons and their loved ones the opportunity to discuss concerns related to changes in function, said Nathalie Grondin, PT Coordinator of the LMHS Parkinsons Disease Rehabilitation Team. All participants are screened by licensed therapists trained to detect physical deficits which may benefit from therapy intervention. Participants are also provided with a list of available resources, including seminars, group exercise classes and support group meetings throughout Lee County. Each participant can expect to visit with a physical therapist to address mobility concerns, an occupational therapist to address self-care activities and home management, as well as a speech language pathologist to discuss communication and swallowing concerns. Resources related to education, support group, exercise group and identification of individualized therapy needs will be provided and a report of recommendations will be sent to your health care professional of choice. Appointment times are limited. For more information and to register, call 418-2000. E dison State College Building T o Be R enamedFollowing a licensing agreement between Edison State College and Presidio, Inc., Building G on the Edison State College Lee Campus will be renamed The Presidio Information Technology Center. The new name, effective July 1, will remain in existence for at least five years in exchange for a $500,000 cost reduction for a new Voiceover Internet Protocol (VOIP) phone system, its software and hardware, and its installation and implementation at all three Edison State College campuses, as well as its center in LaBelle. Its a win-win when we can reduce the amount of money we have to spend, said Dr. Jeff Stewart, vice president, Research, Technology, and Accountability. The new phone system will replace the antiquated system we have now. Instead of using a regular phone system, it will run over the colleges internet network and provide a backup to the incoming calls. It will have caller ID and a missed call log, and can convert voicemail messages to email. It will be a more efficient system for our students, faculty, and staff. Installation will be complete in spring 2014. A ribbon cutting to celebrate the new name will be planned at the Lee Campus in the fall. 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PUZZLE ANSWERS My Stars FOR WEEK OF JULY 22, 2013ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your zeal for challenges usually works well for you. But this week its best to avoid jumping into new situations without more information. Vital news emerges by the weekend. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Once again, the Bovines patience pays off as that pesky problem works itself out without taking too much of your valuable time. A new task opens interesting possibilities. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Those suggestions you want to share need to be set aside for a while so you can focus on the job at hand. Therell be time later to put your ideas into a workable format. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Be sure about your sources before you use the information in any decision you reach about your new project. Some of the data might be out of date or misinterpreted. LEO (July 23 to August 22) A sudden challenge might rattle you at first. But pump up that strong Lions heart with a full measure of courage, and face it with the continuing support of family and friends. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Watch your expenses this week so you can have a financial cushion to fall back on should things tighten up later this month. Money matters ease by the 31st. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Uncertainty over workplace policy creates anxiety and confusion among your colleagues. Dont be surprised if youre asked, once again, to help work things out. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) The workweek keeps you busy tying up loose ends and checking data that needs to be verified. The weekend offers a chance to relax and restore your spent energies. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) This is not the best time to go to extremes to prove a point. Better to set a sensible goal now and move forward. Therell be time later to take the bolder course. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) A step-by-step progression is the better way to move ahead. Taking shortcuts could be risky at this time. Important news arrives on the 31st. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Avoid getting drawn into workplace disputes that should be handled by those directly involved. Instead, spend your energy developing those new ideas. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) You still need to be prudent about money matters. But things start to ease by the end of the week. A weekend encounter with an old friend brings welcome news. BORN THIS WEEK: You handle challenging situations with boldness when necessary and caution when called for. onment at Lochleven Castle in Scotland, Mary Queen of Scots is forced to abdicate in favor of her 1-year-old son, later crowned King James VI of Scotland. In ascended to the Scottish throne upon the death of her father, King James V. Lincoln informs his chief advisers and cabinet that he will issue a proclamation to free slaves, but that he will wait until the Union Army has achieved a substantial military victory. The Emancipation slavery than saving the crumbling union. the first of her seven victims in Nebraska. Over the next seven years, friends, relatives and acquaintances of Sorenson died Sorenson was arrested when she made an unsuccessful attempt at killing two children with poisoned cookies. F. Kennedys wife, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, is born into a prominent New job as the Washington Times-Heralds Inquiring Camera Girl, roaming the streets of Washington, D.C., and asking man on the street questions. frontman Mick Jagger is born in Dartford, attended the London School of Economics, but left without graduating in order to pur sue a career in music. the worlds first baby to be conceived via in vitro fertilization, is born in Manchester, birth to a boy, Cameron John Mullinder, who was conceived naturally. XXVI Summer Olympiad is disrupted by the explosion of a nail-laden pipe bomb in killed one and injured more than 100 othadvance, but the bomb exploded before the anonymous caller said it would. man and founder of Digital Equipment Company, made the following regrettable statement: There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home. bacteria in the human mouth havent even been identified yet by science. spectrum antiparasitic, used mainly to treat infestations of worms. The people who have been helped by this medication might be surprised to learn that the drug was developed through research spurred by a fungus found growing on the golf shoe of a botanist. want to consider moving to New Mexico. In that state, there is a law declaring that everyone 100 and older is tax-exempt. labaloo caused by the introduction of the Mustang. In Seattle, a truck driver was so distracted by a display of new Mustangs that he crashed his cement truck through the window of the dealership. In Chicago, so many people were trying to crowd into the cars in a showroom that the dealer had to lock all the vehicle doors. A dealer in New Jersey had only one Mustang, so he auctioned it off. The winner of the auction insisted on sleeping in his new car that night, just to make sure nobody else got it before his check cleared. is illegal in your state. age person, your mouth will create 10,000 gallons of saliva over the course of your lifetime. A pint of sweat saves a gallon of 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 country? 3. GAMES: How many letters are drawn to begin a game of Scrabble? Show? 8. FLAGS: What nations flag features a Union Jack and a seven-point star on a blue background? TRIVI aA TES tT 10. Chuck Berry. ANSWERS SpSP OR tT S QUIZ 1. Who was the last Detroit Tigers player before Miguel Cabrera (201 1-12) to lead the American League in batting average in consecutive seasons? 2. In 2012, the Angels Kendrys Morales became the third major -leaguer to homer from both sides of the plate in the same inning. Name the first two to do it. 3. Who has the longest tenure as the Cincinnati Bengals head coach? League? a major title. Who had held the age record? ANSWERS 21 THE RIVER JULY 19, 2013

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REAL ESTATETHE RIVER JULY 19, 201324 CLASSIFIED D DEADLINE F FRIDAY AT N NOON CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS SERVICES OFFERED SASA N II B ELEL H OO M EE W ATCATC HRetired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates (239) 728-1971RS 1/4 BM TFN HELLES CC LEA nN I nN G SS ERVICESResidential Cleaning to Satisfaction NS 1/4 PC TFN ROGERROGER N ODRODR U FFFF ELECTRICELECTRIC Aqualink Motor Controls. RS 6/7 CC TFN B EACEAC H SIDESIDE AA N II M ALALCLI CLI N ICIC SASA N II B ELEL Itchy Pets? We Can Help.239-579-0804NS 6/21 CC TFN HO mM E/ COCO N DODO WATC hH CO nN CIERGE SERVICESDorado Property Management Full Range of Services Island Resident Licensed & Insured HO mM E/ OO FFICE CC LEA nN I nN GHome Checks for seasonal residents Holistic cleaning optional for families with Caring, professional and reliable.NS 7/19 CC 8/16 CLEA nN I nN G/ mM AI nN TE nN A nN CE A nnuNNU AL RE nN TAL DIRECTLDIRECTL Y ACROSSACROSS FROFRO M B EACEAC H custom wood staircase, All High End appliances, separate bar, full custom large 3 car garage. A rare offering @ DIRECTDIRECT ACCESSACCESS CACA N ALAL Plus dock and boat lift, compliment this Home offers 2+ car garage, splash pool, with a deck off every bedroom. Private dead end street. CACA N ALAL & DOCDOC K dock, + boat lift for boat. 472-6747 GG ulf Beach Properties, II nc. sanibelannualrentals.com RS 7/19 BM TFN A nnuNNU AL RE nN TALS SS A nN I bB EL FORT myMY ERS CC O mpMP A nN IO nN SS ERVICE Sanibel-Captiva Care and Companion Service, LLC Medical appointments, general transportation, shopping, light meal preparations, and light cleaning. Our services are customized to meet RS 1/4 BM TFN SS CAR nN ATO LL A wnWN SS ERVICE Mulch (one month free service available) scarnatolawn@aol.comRS 1/25 BM TFN SERVICES OFFEREDP AIAI N TITI N GG GOATGOAT Professional Painting & Home Maintenance Free Estimates Fully Insured www.paintinggoat.com 239-271-2919RS 4/19 CC TFN ISABELLA RASiIHAPPY TO HELP Y YOUWithITH A ALL OOF Y YOUrRREAL EEStT At TE NEEDS! RS 1/4 NC TFN 1101 Periwinkle Way #105 SS anibel, FLFL 33957 ISABELLA RASiI (239) 246-4716E ISABELLARASi I@AOL.COM WEST GuGU LF DD RIVE SS TILT HO mM E NS 6/21 CC TFN 3B RR 2B AA RAISEDRAISED RARA N CC H w/P OOLOOL East Rocks Dr, Sanibel Call for details NS 7/19 CC 8/2 TO PLA cC E AA CLA ssSS I fF IED LL OG OntONT O: IslandSunNews.com CLICK ON PLACE CLASSIFIED II sland VV acationsOf Sanibel & CaptivaMillion $ Views Await You! Cottages Condos Homes Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths239-472-72771-888-451-7277RS 1/4 BM TFN VACATIO nN RE nN TAL LIGLIG H TT H OO U SESE REALTREALT Y 239-579-0511RS 1/4 CCCC TF NN CO mmMM ERICAL RE nN TAL OFFICEOFFICE / COCO MM ERCIALERCIAL SS P ACEACE FORFOR RERE N TT Landlord pays all common maintenance. NS 4/5 CC TFN REALREAL ESTATEESTATE M OO B ILEILE H OO M EE P ERIERI W II NK LELE P ARAR K size bed & blt-in dresser & dbl closet. dbl closet + blt-in drawers & private bath picnic table and storage shed. One car carport with adjacent 2nd parking space. room & bathrooms. Carpeting in both bedrooms & LR. Home recently inspected all appliances louvered blinds throughout. Purchase completely furnished including all linens, dishes, pots & pans, tableware,2 sleeper couches, recliner, 2 dining tables chairs, etc. email LMSrealtor@aol.com for further information or to make offer. RS 6/21 CC 7/12 A nnuNNU AL RE nN TALQU IETIET SASA N II B ELEL H OO M EE W/P RIVATERIVA TE B EACEAC H P ATAT H communities. One house from beach area, screened porch & several decks. NS 5/31 CC TFN RERE /M AA X OFOF TT H EE ISLAISLA N DSDS Putting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace RS 1/4 BM TFN FF OR RR E nN TCommunity Housing & Resources (CHR) has apartments for rent to individuals who work full time on Sanibel. Rent based on income. RS 3/15 CC 8/30 CACA N ALAL FROFRO N TT for Commuting & Off-Island Shopping) Amenities: Lrg Deck Overlooking NS 7/19 CC 7/26 RR E nN TAL WA nN TED AnnuANNU AL RR E nN TAL WA nN TED non-smoking, no pets, no children, good or bigger rental. Sept. or later to occupy. NS 6/28 CC TFN

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25 THE RIVER JULY 19, 2013 CLASSIFIED D DEADLINE F FRIDAY AT N NOON CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS LOST AND FOUNDLOSTLost Ladies Watch Make: Brighton Area of Mucky Duck on Captiva Island Lost on Dec. 10, 2012 around noon If found call: 941-639-5395RS 1/4 NC TFN FF OUNDPrescription sunglasses found in parking lot of Limetree Center on Wednesday, February 27. Claim at Island Sun newspaper, suite 2 in Limetree Center, or call 395-1213.NS 3/8 NC TFN TOOLTOOL B OO X W ASAS HE SS UU P ONON SANSAN IBE LL This tool box with motor parts washed up on shore Saturday morning, May 8 about 8:30 on the beach at Sundial Resort on Sanibel Island. To claim call Sundial Resort Security 239-472-4151.NS 6/14 CC TFN pePE TS FF REE KI TTTT E NNTO TO G OODOOD H OO MEFree kitten to good, safe home. No de-clawing. Fiesty Bengal mix. Call 472-1788 after 5 p.m.NS 5/31 NC TFN wW ANT eE D TO bB UYC ASAS H P AA I DD FOFO R MI LL I TATA R YY I TT EM SS Cash Paid For Old Military Items. Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets, old guns, awards & more. Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280RS 6/7 CC 8/30 C AA R FO rR SAL eE 2007 BU ickICK LL AC rR OSS eE C LL X16,500 miles, beige color, 4 door, all power, seldom driven off island, $14,000. Call Ken at 472-2012.RS 7/12 NC TFN bB OATS cC ANO eE S kK AYA kK S DD O ckCK A geGE Hourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800RS 1/4 NC TFN 22FF OOT GLA cierCIER BAY CATA mM A rR ANIn good condition. Needs some detailing and a high pressure fuel pump. $12,500 or best offer. The boat was donated to the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) for quick sale. Contact James Robinson at CROW at (239) 472-3644, ext. 221 or development@ crowclinig.org. Or contact Peg Albert at (239) 472-3644, ext. 232 or peg@ crowclinic.org. RS 6/28 CC TFN FicFIC T iI T iI OUS NA meMEFF IC TT I TT I OUSOUS NANA ME NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME STATUTE TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: Notice is hereby given that the undersigned pursuant to the Fictitious Name Statute, Chapter 865.09, Florida Statutes, will register with the Division of Corporations, Department of State, State of Florida upon receipt of proof of the publication of this Real Estate Center under which I am engaged in business at 1177 Causeway Blvd., Sanibel, Florida 33957. That the party interested in said business enterprise is as follows: RBC Venture LLC, Dated at Sanibel, Lee County, Florida, July 10, 2013.NS 7/19 CC 7/19 FF IC TT I TT I OUSOUS NANA ME NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME STATUTE TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: Notice is hereby given that the undersigned pursuant to the Fictitious Name Statute, Chapter 865.09, Florida Statutes, will register with the Division of Corporations, Department of State, State of Florida upon receipt of proof of the publication of this & Captiva Realty Center under which I am engaged in business at 1177 Causeway Blvd., Sanibel, Florida 33957. That the party interested in said business enterprise is as follows: RBC Venture LLC, Dated at Sanibel, Lee County, Florida, July 10, 2013.NS 7/19 CC 7/19 V OLUNTOLUNT EER SS NN EE DD E DD At The Sanibel School Call Michelle Wesley 239-910-8000RS 1/4 NC TFN heHE L pP wW ANT eE D3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, Fl Phone: 239-472-3644, ext 1 Fax: 239-472-2334 www.crowclinic.orgHE LL P USUS P LL E ASAS E!!We need volunteers for: Clinic emergency patient admissions desk and baby animal feeders Visitor education center greeters and gift shop cashiers CROW (239) 472-3644, ext. 231 or volunteers@crowclinic.orgRS 1/4 NC TFN heHE L pP wW ANT eE DHOUS ekeeperEKEEPER PA rR TTimeTIME The Robert Rauschenberg Foundations Rauschenberg Residency in Captiva seeks to engage a committed person in the role of Housekeeper. The successful and organized. Strong time management skills, a plus. S/he needs to be able to work independently, as well as perform as part of a team. An enthusiasm for the property and a willingness to learn and grow in the position are necessary. Position begins early September 2013. Flexible hours based on residency schedule, average 25 hours/week. $15/ interest and related experience or rsum, and three references should be sent to Employment@rauschenbergfoundation. org. No phone calls, please.NS 7/12 CC 7/26 V OLUNTOLUNT EER SS NN EE DD E DD Volunteers needed for the After School Program which runs Mon.-Th, 2:30 3:15 pm call Linda Reynolds 472-1617RS 1/4 NC TFN ServerSERVER S AA SS iI STANT ServerSERVER S LiLI N eE cC OO kK IL Tesoro Ristorante, 751 tarpon Bay Rd. Sanibel Now hiring; Servers, Assistant Servers and Line cook Email resumes to: applications between 11-2 daily.NS 1/18 NC TFN V OLUNTOLUNT EER OO PP OO R TUNTUN I TYTY 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.NS 2/8 CC TFN

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Pets Of The Week If you would like your club/organization listed in The River Calling Card, phone 415-7732Emergency ......................................................................................... 911 Lee County Sheriffs Of ce ........................................................ 477-1200 Florida Marine Patrol ................................................................ 332-6966 Florida Highway Patrol .............................................................. 278-7100 Poison Control ................................................................ 1-800-282-3171HealthPark Medical Center .......................................1-800-936-5321Ft. Myers Chamber of Commerce ............................................. 332-3624 Foundation for Quality Childcare .............................................. 425-2685 Ft. Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce .................................. 454-7500 Fort Myers Beach Library ......................................................... 463-9691 Lakes Regional Library ............................................................ 533-4000 Lee County Chamber of Commerce .......................................... 931-0931 Post Of ce ..................................................................... 1-800-275-8777 Visitor & Convention Bureau ..................................................... 338-3500 ARTS Alliance for the Arts .................................................................. 939-2787 Art of the Olympians Museum & Gallery ................................... 332-5055 Arts For ACT Gallery & Studio .................................................. 337-5050 Art League Of Fort Myers ......................................................... 275-3970 Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall ...................................... 481-4849 BIG ARTS ................................................................................ 395-0900 Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre ............................................... 278-4422 Cultural Park Theatre ................................................................ 772-5862 Edison Festival of Light ............................................................. 334-2999 Florida Repertory Theatre at the Arcade .................................. 332-4488 Florida West Arts ...................................................................... 948-4427 Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers ....................................... 472-0168 Gulf Coast Symphony ............................................................... 489-1800 Harmony Chorus, Charles Sutter, Pres ..................................... 481-8059 Naples Philharmonic ........................................................... 239-597-1111 The Schoolhouse Theater ......................................................... 472-6862 S.W. Florida Symphony ............................................................. 418-0996 Theatre Conspiracy .................................................................. 936-3239 Young Artists Awards ................................................................ 574-9321CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONSAngel Flight ................................................................ 1-877-4AN-ANGEL Animal Refuge Center ............................................................... 731-3535 American Business Women Association ................................... 357-6755 Audubon of SWFL ..................................................................... 339-8046 Audubon Society ....................................................................... 472-3156 Caloosahatchee Chapter DAR .................................................. 482-1366 Caloosahatchee Folk Society ................................................... 321-4620 Cape Chorale Barbershop Chorus ................................. 1-855-425-3631 Cape Coral Stamp Club ............................................................ 542-9153 duPont Company Retirees ....................................................... 454-1083 Edison Porcelain Artists ............................................................ 415-2484 Ft Myers UDC Chapter 2614 (United Daughters of the Confederacy .................................. 728-3743 Friendship Force Of SW FL ...................................................... 561-9164 The Horticulture and Tea Society ............................................. 472-8334 Horticultural Society ................................................................. 472-6940 Lee County Genealogical Society ............................................. 549-9625 Lee Trust for Historic Preservation ........................................... 939-7278 NARFE(National Active & Retired Federal Employees ............. 482-6713 Navy Seabees Veterans of America .......................................... 731-1901 Paradise Iowa Club of SWFL .................................................... 667-1354 Sons of Confederate Veterans .................................................. 332-2408 Southwest Florida Fencing Academy ........................................ 939-1338 Southwest Florida Music Association ........................................ 561-2118 Kiwanis Clubs: Fort Myers Beach ................................................. 765-4254 or 454-8090 Fort Myers Edison ..................................................................... 694-1056 Fort Myers South ...................................................................... 691-1405 Gateway to the Islands .............................................................. 415-3100 Iona-McGregor .......................................................................... 482-0869Lions Clubs:Fort Myers Beach ...................................................................... 463-9738 Fort Myers High Noon ............................................................... 466-4228 Estero/South Fort Myers ........................................................... 898-1921 Notre Dame Club of Lee County .............................................. 768-0417 POLO Club of Lee County ......................................................... 477-4906 Rotary Club of Fort Myers ......................................................... 332-8158 Sanibel-Captiva Orchid Society ................................................ 472-6940 United Way of Lee County ........................................................ 433-2000 United Way 211 Helpline (24 hour) ................................. 211 or 433-3900AREA ATTRACTIONSBailey-Matthews Shell Museum ................................................ 395-2233 Burroughs Home ...................................................................... 337-9505 Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium ........................................ 275-3435 Edison & Ford Winter Estates ................................................... 334-3614 Fort Myers Skate Park .............................................................. 321-7558 Imaginarium Hands-On Museum & Aquarium ............................ 321-7420 JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge ................................ 472-1100 Koreshan State Historic Site .............................................. 239-992-0311 Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center ....................... 765-8101 Skatium ...................................................................................... 321-7510 Southwest Florida Historical Society ........................................ 939-4044 Southwest Florida Museum of History ...................................... 321-7430 True Tours ................................................................................. 945-0405 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 22THE RIVER JULY 19, 201326 Hello, my name is Lanny. I am a 5-year-old spayed female Chocolate Labrador Retriever mix. If I could speak, I would tell you I want to go home. When I first arrived here, I just whined and my eyes said something was wrong. I just wondered why a good dog could be left at the shelter. It all made sense later when the staff found my owner and he didnt come in to get me. I was just sad. Im really an awesome dog. I love the water, like to play ball, walk nicely on a leash, know commands... and Im super intelligent! My adoption fee is $10 (regularly $75) during Animal Services Freedom Friends Adoption Promotion. Hello, my name is Special. I am a 1-year-old female brown tabby with white socks domestic short hair. My name is Special... and so am I. I purr like a car with a quiet motor and have a quiet, laid-back personality to match. I love to give as much attention as I get. My adoption fee is $10 (regularly $50) during Animal Services Freedom Friends Adoption Promotion. For information about this weeks pets, call 5337387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at www.LeeLostPets.com. When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive in Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, 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. Special ID# 567191 Lanny ID# 567182 photos by squaredogphoto.com

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THE RIVER JULY 19, 201328 From page 1Organic Beekeepingpresented by local beekeeper and official GreenMarket honey vendor Claudia Silveira, also known as Lee Queen Bee. Shell present the basic facts of small scale, organic beekeeping for beginners. Learn how to get your hive started, what basic equipment is required, and what common problems youll face. Beekeeper Silveira will also dispel common misconceptions about the dangers of bees, and explain that these creatures are generally mellow and nonaggressive. She describes bees as incredibly beneficial insects, not just for the honey and wax they produce, but also as pollinators in the garden. Pre-registration is not required and the workshops are free, but a $5 donation is suggested to help support future educational programs. Workshops are conducted outside, under the shade of the trees, but in case of rain they will be moved inside. The rest of the Urban Farming Workshop schedule of presentations: garden workers: Vermiculture in the Urban Farm son Urban Farm in Southwest Florida For more information, visit artinlee. Gallery, both of which remain open every Saturday. From page 16Summer Film Series most scenic state parks, filmed entirely on cell phones. Witness classic native plant and wildlife species found on Floridas Gulf Coast. The Right Friend, directed by Gail Kowatch. Still numb from a painful loss, a woman has to make a decision that could have tragic repercussions. She has the assistance of two friends who offer her differing advice. Meanwhile, signs everywhere provide gentle guidance. The Plan Has Changed, directed by uses mental projection from the future to prevent the brutal assault of her younger self. Love Letter boy buries a love letter in the sand. and the Town of Fort Myers Beach are the sponsors of the Summer Film Series. For more information, call Georgia e-mail georgia@thefishtalemarina.com. Beekeeper Claudia Silveira at the marketShare your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com FREE MARINA DOCKAGE with Dock Attendants Assistance RIV FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE MARINA DOCKAGE MARINA DOCKAGE MARINA DOCKAGE MARINA DOCKAGE MARINA DOCKAGE MARINA DOCKAGE MARINA DOCKAGE MARINA DOCKAGE MARINA DOCKAGE MARINA DOCKAGE MARINA DOCKAGE MARINA DOCKAGE with Dock Attendants with Dock Attendants with Dock Attendants with Dock Attendants with Dock Attendants with Dock Attendants with Dock Attendants with Dock Attendants with Dock Attendants with Dock Attendants with Dock Attendants with Dock Attendants with Dock Attendants with Dock Attendants with Dock Attendants with Dock Attendants Assistance Assistance Assistance Assistance Assistance Assistance Assistance Assistance Assistance Assistance Assistance Assistance RIV Nellies Upstairs Waterside Bar Where its Happy Hour all the time!!! 10% OFF Offer valid with Cash payments only ... No credit cards. ONE COUPON PER TABLE Can not be used with any other offer. 18% Gratuity may be added to bill before discount. 11am 10pm, Expires July 26, 2013 Snacks in Between11am-10pmwww.nervousnellies.net